To prevent the cooktop from discoloring or
Clean cooktop after each use.
Wipe acidic or sugary spills as soon as the cooktop has
cooled as these spills may discolor the
Unlike a range with standard gas burners,
this cooktop does not lift-up nor is it
removable. Do not attempt to lift the
cooktop for any reason.
The sealed burner bases of your range are secured to the
cooktop and are not designed to be removed. Since the
burners are sealed into the cooktop, boilovers or spills will not
seep underneath the cooktop.
However, the burner base should be cleaned after each use.
The cap portion of the burner is easily removed for cleaning.
(See page 20 for cleaning directions.)
The burner caps must be correctly placed on the burner base
for proper operation of the burner.
High Performance Burners
There is one 16,000 BTU* high speed burner on your range,
located in the left front position. There is a 12,000 BTU*
burner located in the right front position. These burners offer
higher speed cooking that can be used to quickly bring water
to a boil and for large-quantity cooking.
This burner is located in the center position. The
simmer burner offers a lower BTU* flame for delicate
sauces or melting chocolate.
* BTU ratings will vary when using LP gas.
The grates must be properly positioned before cooking.
Lower the grates onto the range so that the bars match up
and the rubber feet located at the four corners of the grates
sit in the indentations on the cooktop.
Improper installation or removal of the grates may result in
chipping or scratching of the cooktop. It may also cause pans
to be unsteady on the grates.
Do not operate the burners without a pan on the grate.
The grate's porcelain finish may chip without a pan to
absorb the heat from the burner flame.
Use care when stirring food in a pot/pan sitting on the burner
grate. The grates have a smooth finish for ease of cleaning.
The pot/pan will slide if the handle is not held. This may result
in spilling of hot food items and may be a burn hazard.
Although the burner grates are durable, they will gradually
lose their shine and/or discolor, due to the high temperatures
of the gas flame.
A properly adjusted burner with clean ports will light
within a few seconds. If using natural gas, the flame
will be blue with a deeper blue inner cone.
If the burner flame is yellow or is noisy, the air/gas
mixture may be incorrect. Contact a service technician
to adjust. (Adjustments are not covered by the war-
With LP gas, slight yellow tips on the flames are
acceptable. This is normal and adjustment is not
With some types of gas, you may hear a "popping"
sound when the surface burner is turned off. This is a
normal operating sound of the burner.
If the control knob is turned very quickly from High to
Low, the flame may go out, particularly if the burner is
cold. If this occurs, turn the knob to the OFF position,
wait several seconds and relight the burner.
The flame should be adjusted so it does not extend
beyond the edge of the pan.