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Frigidaire plgf659ec: user guide
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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.
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
push in and turn knob to desired setting. Use
caution when lighting surface burners
OFF ..LITE.. Hl 6 5 4 3 2 LO
Figure 1
Figure 2
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 (See Figure 1).
3. Release the knob and rotate to the LITE position. 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.)
Setting Proper Surface Burner Flame Size
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 cooking.
*Flame Size
High Flame
Medium Flame
Low Flame
*These settings are based on using medium-weight metal or aluminum
pans with lids. 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.
Regardless of size, always select cookware 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.
Never extend the flame beyond the outer edge of the utensil. A higher flame
wastes heat and energy and increases your risk of being burned by the
flame (Figure 2).
flame size
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.
flame size
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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