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Melt Function; Warm Function; Home Canning; Cookware - Kenmore 665.44042 Use & Care Manual

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The Melt F unction isavailable onboth theright f ront a ndleftfront
elements, and isideal formelting c hocolate orbutter.
To
Use:
1. Touch ON/OFR
2. Touch the "up" arrow once for MELT.
3. When finished cooking, touch ON/OFF to turn off surface
cooking area.
Food Poisoning Hazard
Do not let food sit in oven more than one hour
before or after cooking.
Doing so can result in food poisoning or
sickness.
The Warm Function is available on the rear elements, and can be
used to keep cooked foods warm, and may be used whether or
not the other surface cooking zones are in use.
It is not recommended
for heating cold foods. When the Warm
Function is in use, it will not glow red like the cooking zones, but
the indicator light will glow on the control panel.
Use only cookware and dishes recommended
for oven and
cooktop use, and that have flat bottoms to make direct contact
with the cooktop surface. Use pot holders or oven mitts to
remove cookware.
Cover all foods with a lid or aluminum foil. Do not use plastic
wrap to cover food, as it may melt onto the cooktop surface.
When warming baked goods, allow a small opening in the cover
for moisture to escape.
Food quality may deteriorate if food is kept on the Warm Function
for an extended period of time. For best results, keep food warm
for no longer than 30 to 45 minutes.
To Use:
1. Touch ON/OFR
2. Touch the "up" arrow once for WARM.
3. When finished cooking, touch ON/OFF to turn off surface
cooking area.
When canning for long periods, alternate the use of surface
cooking areas, elements or surface burners between batches.
This allows time for the most recently used areas to cool.
Center the canner on the grate or largest surface cooking
area or element. Canners should not extend more than
1" (2.5 cm) outside the cooking area.
Do not place canner on two surface cooking areas, elements
or surface burners at the same time.
Only use flat-bottomed
canners.
For more information, contact your local U.S. Government
Agricultural Department Extension Office. Companies that
manufacture
home canning products can also offer
assistance.
IMPORTANT: Do not leave empty cookware on a hot surface
cooking area, element or surface burner.
Ideal cookware should have a flat bottom, straight sides, a well-
fitting lid and the material should be of medium-to-heavy
thickness.
Rough finishes may scratch the cooktop. Aluminum and copper
may be used as a core or base in cookware. However, when used
as a base they can leave permanent marks on the cooktop.
Cookware material is a factor in how quickly and evenly heat is
transferred, which affects cooking results. A nonstick finish has
the same characteristics
as its base material. For example,
aluminum cookware with a nonstick finish will take on the
properties of aluminum.
Use the following chart as a guide for cookware material
characteristics.
COOKWARE
CHARACTERISTICS
Aluminum
Heats quickly and evenly.
Suitable for all types of cooking.
Medium or heavy thickness is best for
most cooking tasks.
Cast iron
Heats slowly and evenly.
Good for browning and frying.
Maintains heat for slow cooking.
Follow manufacturer's
instructions.
Heats slowly, but unevenly.
Ideal results on low to medium heat
settings.
Ceramic or
Ceramic glass
Copper
Heats very quickly and evenly.
Earthenware
Follow manufacturer's
instructions.
Use on low heat settings.
Porcelain
See stainless steel or cast iron.
enamel-on-
steel or cast
iron
Stainless steel
Heats quickly, but unevenly.
A core or base of aluminum or copper
on stainless steel provides even
heating.

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