Setting Surface Controls - Frigidaire GLGC36S9ESA Use & Care Manual

Frigidaire glgc36s9esa: user guide
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Figure 1
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. Potholders, 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.
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.
Setting Proper Surface Burner Flame Size
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. Clean burner if flame is yellow-orange.

Setting Surface Controls

Operating the Gas Surface Controls:
1. Place cooking utensil on surface burner.
2. Push the surface control knob down and turn counterclockwise out of the OFF
position.
3. Release the knob and rotate to the LITE position (see figure 1). Note: All four
electronic surface ignitors will spark at the same time. However, only the burner
you are turning on will ignite.
4. Visually check that the burner has a flame.
5. Turn the control knob counterclockwise to the desired flame size. The control
knobs do not have to be set at a particular setting. Use the knob indicator
settings to adjust the flame as needed. DO NOT cook with the surface control
knob in the LITE position. (The electronic ignitor will continue to spark if the
knob is left in the LITE position.)
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
Correct
RIGHT
setting needed.
*Flame Size
High Flame
Medium Flame
WRONG
Incorrect
Low Flame
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
undercooked. 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; pan broiling.
Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces, gravies; steaming.
Keep foods cooking; poach; stewing.
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