Plastic or foods with a high sugar content:
These types of soils need be removed immediately if spilled
or melted onto the ceramic cooktop surface. Permanent
damage (such as pitting of the cooktop surface) may occur
if not removed immediately. After turning the surface
elements OFF, use a razor blade scraper or a metal spatula
with a mitt and scrape the soil from the hot surface (as
illustrated). Allow the cooktop to cool, and use the same
method for heavy or burned on soils.
Do not use the following on the ceramic glass
• Do not use abrasive cleaners and scouring pads,
such as metal and some nylon pads. They may
scratch the cooktop, making it more difﬁ cult to
• Do not use harsh cleaners, such as chlorine
bleach, ammonia or oven cleaners, as they may
etch or discolor the cooktop.
• Do not use dirty
sponges, cloths or
paper towels, as they
can leave soil or lint on
the cooktop which can
burn and cause Special
Caution for Aluminum
Foil and Aluminum
Use of aluminum foil will damage the cooktop. Do not
use under any circumstances.
Since the melting point of aluminum is much lower
than that of other metals, care must be taken when
aluminum pots or pans are used. Pans that boil dry
may permanently damage cooktop by breaking, fusing
to, or marking it.
Coil Elements Cooktop Cleaning &
Prior to cleaning the coil
elements make sure they
are cold and that control
knobs are set at OFF.
Never immerse the coil
elements in water.
Never leave covers on the coil elements as they could be
permanently damaged if turned on by accident.
CARE & CLEANING
To Remove and Replace Surface Elements
and Drip Bowls
Be careful not to bend
terminal ends when replacing
elements after cleaning.
Before cleaning the cooktop, be sure the controls are
turned to OFF and the cooktop is COOL.
1. Lift up edge of surface element across from terminal
end just enough to clear the edge of the drip bowl.
2. Gently slide the surface element out of the terminal plug.
3. Lift the drip bowl up and out.
1. Line up the opening of the drip bowl with the terminal plug.
2. Hold the surface element as level as possible and slide
the terminal end through the opening and into the
3. Be sure the surface element is level to reduce the
hazard of pans sliding off the element.
To Raise the Top for Cleaning
1. Grasp the sides and lift from the front. Some models
may have a lift-up rod to support the top in its raised
position. Lift the top only high enough to allow the
support rod to ﬁ t into place, then gently lower the
cooktop onto the raised rod.
2. Clean underneath using a clean cloth and hot, soapy
3. Gently lower the cooktop into the frame. If your model
has a support rod, lower the support rod, then gently
lower the cooktop into the frame.
When lowering the lift-up cooktop, grasp the sides with
ﬁ ngertips only. Be careful not to pinch ﬁ ngers. DO NOT
drop or bend the cooktop when raising or lowering. This
could damage the surface.
Care and Cleaning of Stainless Steel
Some models are equipped with stainless steel exterior
parts. Special care and cleaning are required for
maintaining the appearance of stainless parts. Refer
to the General Care & Cleaning table for detailed