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Setting Surface Controls - Frigidaire ES340 Use & Care Manual

Es340 control, self-cleaning oven with sealed gas burners
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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 manually.
Never extend the flame beyond the outer
edge of the utensil. A higher flame simply
wastes heat and energy, and increases
your risk of being burned by the 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. Adjust or clean burner if flame is yellow-orange.

Setting Surface Controls

Setting Surface Controls
Your range may be equipped with different sized surface burners. The ability to heat
food quicker and in larger volumes increases as the burner size increases.
The SIMMER burner (some models) is best used for simmering delicate sauces,
etc.
The standard burners can be used for most surface cooking needs. Some models
include a standard sized center burner (or 5th burner).
The POWER PLUS burner(s) (some models) are best used for bringing large
quantities of liquid to temperature and when preparing larger quantities of food.
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.
Operating the Gas Surface Burners:
1. Place cooking utensil on surface burner.
2. Push the surface control knob in and turn counterclockwise out of the OFF
position.
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.
3. Visually check that the burner has lit.
4. Push the control knob in and turn counterclockwise to the desired flame size.
The control knobs do not have to be set at a particular setting. Use the guides
and 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
CORRECT
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
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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