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Fire Hazard
Turn off all controls when done cooking.
Failure to do so can result in death or fire.
The control knobs can be set to anywhere between HI and LO.
Push in and turn to setting.
REMEMBER: When range is in use, the entire cooktop area
may become hot.
Ceramic Glass (on some models)
The surface cooking area may glow red when an element is on.
Some parts of the surface cooking area may not glow red when
an element is on. The glow will also randomly cycle off and back
on again, even while on Hi, to keep the cooktop from extreme
temperatures. This is normal operation.
It is normal for the surface of light-colored ceramic glass to
appear to change color when surface cooking areas are hot.
As the glass cools, it will return to its original color.
Cleaning off the cooktop before and after each use will help
keep it free from stains and provide the most even heating. On
cooktops with light-colored ceramic glass, soils and stains may
be more visible, and may require more cleaning and attention.
Cooktop cleaner and a cooktop scraper are recommended.
For more information, see the "General Cleaning" section.
IMPORTANT: To avoid permanent damage to the cooktop
surface and to make soils easier to remove, clean the cooktop
after each use to remove all soils.
Avoid storing jars or cans above the cooktop. Dropping
a heavy or hard object onto the cooktop could crack
the cooktop.
To avoid damage to the cooktop, do not leave a hot lid on
the cooktop. As the cooktop cools, air can become trapped
between the lid and the cooktop and the ceramic glass
could break when the lid is removed.
For foods containing sugar in any form, clean up all spills
and soils as soon as possible. Allow the cooktop to cool
down slightly. Then, while wearing oven mitts, remove the
spills using a scraper while the surface is still warm. If sugary
spills are allowed to cool down, they can adhere to the
cooktop and can cause pitting and permanent marks.


To avoid scratches, do not slide cookware or bakeware
across the cooktop. Aluminum or copper bottoms and rough
finishes on cookware or bakeware could leave scratches or
marks on the cooktop.
Do not cook popcorn in prepackaged aluminum containers
on the cooktop. They could leave aluminum marks that
cannot be removed completely.
To avoid damage to the cooktop, do not allow objects that
could melt, such as plastic or aluminum foil, to touch any
part of the entire cooktop.
To avoid damage to the cooktop, do not use the cooktop
as a cutting board.
Use cookware about the same size as the surface cooking
area. Cookware should not extend more than 1/2" (13 mm)
outside the area.
A. Surface cooking area
B. Cookware/canner
C. 1/2" (13 mm) maximum overhang
Use flat-bottomed cookware for best heat conduction and
energy efficiency. Cookware with rounded, warped, ribbed,
or dented bottoms could cause uneven heating and poor
cooking results.
Determine flatness by placing the straight edge of a ruler
across the bottom of the cookware. While you rotate the
ruler, no space or light should be visible between it and
the cookware.
Cookware designed with slightly indented bottoms or small
expansion channels can be used.
Make sure the bottoms of pots and pans are clean and dry
before using them. Residue and water can leave deposits
when heated.
To avoid damage to the cooktop, do not cook foods directly
on the cooktop.
Coil Elements and Burner Bowls (on some models)
Coil elements should be level for optimal cooking results. Burner
bowls, when clean, reflect heat back to the cooktop. They also
help catch spills.
Cookware should not extend more than 1/2" (13 mm) over the
coil element. If cookware is uneven or too large, it can produce
excess heat, causing the burner bowl to change color.
Cooktop On Indicator Light
The Cooktop On indicator light is located on the console panel.
When any control knob on the console panel is turned on, the
Cooktop On indicator light will glow.



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