sing and Caring
for Your Cooktop
Using the surface burners"
1. Grasp the control knob.
2. Push in and turn to LITE. The electric
spark ignitor will ignite the gas flowing into
the burner. When you hear a clicking
sound, you know that the ignitors are
working. Gas is flowing as long as knob is
not set at OFR
3. When the burner is lit, turn the control
knob to the desired flame setting. (See the
guide under "Burner heat settings" later in
this section.) You can turn the knobs to
any of the marked settings. The ignitor will
turn off and the clicking will stop when the
knob is moved from LITE.
* The ignitors may click a number of times
before burner lights. This is normal.
* All four burner ignitors will spark
regardless of which burner you are using.
* Visually check that the burner has lit. If the
burner does not ignite, listen for the clicking
sound. If you do not hear the ignitor click,
TURN THE BURNER OFF. Check for a
tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse.
Check that the control knob is pressed
completely down on valve shaft. If the spark
ignitor still fails to operate, call your
Proper grounding and polarity are
necessary for correct operation of the electric
ignition system. If the wall receptacle does not
provide correct polarity, the ignitor will
become grounded and click every once in
a while, even after the burner has ignited.
A qualified electrician should check the wall
receptacle to see if it is wired with correct
Do not let the burner flame extend
beyond the edge of the pan.
Turn off all controls
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death or fire.
Burner heat settings
Use correct burner heat settings (see chart
later in this section). If the heat setting is too
high, it will affect cooking results.
Until you get used to the settings, use the
following as a guide.
,, To light the burner.
* To start food cooking.
• To bring liquid to a boil.
MED to HI
* To hold a rapid boil.
• To quickly brown or sear
* To maintain a slow boil.
• To fry poultry or meat.
MED to LO
• To cook pudding, sauce
• To stew or steam food.
* To simmer food.
(with simmer • To keep food warm.
* To melt chocolate or butter.
When range is in use or
during the Self-Cleaning cycle, the entire
cooktop area may become hot.