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Kitchenaid kgcs166gss: user guide
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Cooktop Controls

WARNING
Fire Hazard
Do not let the burner flame extend beyond the
edge of the pan.
Turn off all controls when not cooking.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or fire.
IMPORTANT: Your cooktop is factory set for use with Natural
Gas. If you wish to use L.P. Gas, an L.P. Gas Conversion Kit is
included with your new cooktop. See the instructions included
with the L.P. Gas Conversion Kit for details on making this
conversion.
Electric igniters automatically light the surface burners when
control knobs are turned to LITE.
The large burners (14,000 BTU [British Thermal Units] and 12,500
BTU) provide the highest heat setting, and are ideal for cooking
large quantities of food or liquid, using large pots and pans. The
small burners (9,000 BTU and 6,000 BTU) allow more accurate
simmer control at the lowest setting, and are ideal for cooking
smaller quantities of food, using smaller pots and pans.
Before setting a control knob, place filled cookware on the grate.
Do not operate a burner while using empty cookware or without
any cookware on the grate.
NOTE: Visually check that the burner has lit. If the burner does
not ignite, listen for a clicking sound. If you do not hear the igniter
click, TURN THE BURNER OFF. Check for a tripped circuit
breaker or blown fuse.
Check that the control knob is pressed completely down on the
valve shaft. If the spark igniter still does not operate, call a trained
repair specialist.
Proper grounding and polarity are necessary for correct operation
of the electric ignition system. If the wall receptacle does not
provide correct polarity, the igniter will become grounded and
occasionally click, even after the burner has ignited. Contact a
trained repair specialist to check the wall receptacle to see
whether it is wired with the correct polarity.

COOKTOP USE

To Set:
1. Push in and turn knob counterclockwise to Lite.
All surface burners will click. Only the burner with the control
knob turned to Lite will produce a flame.
2. Turn knob anywhere between Hi and Low. Use the following
chart as a guide when setting heat levels.
SETTING
Lite
Hi
Med to Hi
Med
Med to Low
Low
REMEMBER: When cooktop is in use, the entire cook-
top area may become hot.
RECOMMENDED USE
Light the burner.
Start food cooking.
Bring liquid to a boil.
Hold a rapid boil.
Quickly brown or sear food.
Fry or sauté foods.
Hold a slow boil.
Cook soups, sauces and gravies.
Stew or steam foods.
Keep food warm.
Melt chocolate or butter.
Simmer.
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