setting surFace controls
setting ProPer surFace Burner
For most cooking - start on the highest control setting
and then turn to a lower one to complete the process. Use
the recommendations below as a guide for determining
proper flame size for various types of cooking. The size
and type of utensil used and the amount of food being
cooked will influence the setting needed.
For deep fat frying - use a thermometer and adjust the
surface control knob accordingly. If the fat is too cool, the
food will absorb the fat and be greasy. If the fat is too hot,
the food will brown so quickly that the center will be under
cooked. Do not attempt to deep fat fry too much food at
once as the food will neither brown nor cook properly.
type of cooking
Start most foods; bring water to a boil;
Medium Flame Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces,
Keep foods cooking; poach; stewing.
Never extend the flame beyond the outer edge of the
utensil. A higher flame simply wastes heat and energy,
and increases the risk of being burned by the gas flame.
*Note: Settings are based on using medium-weight
metal or aluminum pans. settings may vary when
using other types of pans. The color of the flame is the
key to proper burner adjustment. A good flame is clear,
blue and hardly visible in a well-lighted room. Each cone of
flame should be steady and sharp. Adjust or Clean burner
if flame is yellow-orange. To clean burner, see instructions
under general cleaning.
do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper
shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on
top of the range when it is in use. These items could
melt or ignite. Pot holders, towels or wood spoons could
catch fire if placed too close to a flame.
do not operate the burner for an extended period of
time without cookware on the grate. The finish on the
grate may chip without cookware to absorb the heat.
oPerating tHe gas surFace controls
Your appliance may be equipped with any combination of
the following burners:
simmer burner, this burner is best used for simmering
delicate sauces, etc.
standard burner, can be used for most all surface
large burner, the larger burner is best used when
bringing large quantities of liquid to temperature and
when preparing larger quantities of food.
Regardless of size, always select a utensil that is suitable
for the amount and type of food being prepared. Select a
burner and flame size appropriate to the pan. Never allow
flames to extend beyond the outer edge of the pan.
Each burner lights automatically from an electric ignitor
each time a control knob is turned to the lite position.
to operate the surface burner:
1. Place cooking utensil on burner.
2. Push in and turn the Surface Control knob to LITE. note:
All electronic ignitors will click at the same time. However,
only the burner you are turning on will ignite.
3. Visually check that the burner has lit.
4. After the burner lights, turn the control knob to the
desired flame size. The control knobs do not have to be
set at a particular mark. Use the guides and adjust the
flame as needed. DO NOT cook with the control knob in
the LITE position (The electronic ignitor will continue
to click if left in the LITE position).
5. To turn the burner off,
turn the control knob as
far as it will go, to the
note: The control knob
shown is typical only.
In the event of an electrical power outage, the surface
burners can be lit manually. To light a surface burner,
hold a lit match to the burner head, then slowly turn
the surface control knob to LITE. After burner lights
turn the knob to desired setting. Use caution when
lighting surface burners manually.