USe PrOPer COOKWAre
Cookware should have flat bottoms that make good contact
with the entire surface heating element. Check for flatness
by rotating a ruler across the bottom of the cookware (See
Figure 2). Be sure to follow the recommendations for using
cookware as shown in Figure 1.
Note: The size and type of cookware used will influence
the setting needed for best cooking results.
Note: Always use a utensil for its intended purpose.
Follow manufacturer's instructions. Some utensils were
not made to be used in the oven or on the cooktop.
• Flat bottom and
• Tight fitting lids.
• Weight of handle
does not tilt pan.
Pan is well balanced.
• Pan sizes match the
amount of food to be
• Made of material
that conducts heat
• easy to clean.
* Specialty pans such as lobster pots, griddles and pres-
sure cookers may be used but must conform to the
above recommended cookware requirements.
• Curved and warped pan
• Pan overhangs burner grate
by more than 2.5 cm (1").
• Heavy handle tilts pan.
• Flame extends beyond pan.
USING A WOK
Woks with flat bottoms suitable for use on your cooktop
are available in most cookshop or hardware stores
(Figure 3). Round-bottomed woks (with a support ring
that does not extend beyond the burner circumference)
may also be used. The metal ring was designed to
support the wok safely when it is filled with large
amounts of liquids (soup making) or fat (frying).
Wire trivets: Do not use wire trivets. Cookware bottoms
must be in direct contact with the grates.
DO NOT use two burner units to heat one large pan such
as a roaster or griddle, or allow cooking utensils to boil
dry (Figure 4). The bottom surface of the pan in either
of these situations could cause discoloring or crazing of
the appliance cooking surface, and damage to the grates
and burner units.
DO NOT use a wok if it is equipped with a
metal ring that extends beyond the burner
circumference. Because this ring traps heat,
the surface unit and cooktop surface could be
damaged (Figure 5).