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S oothtop
, Cooktop may emit mightsmoke and odor the first few
times the cooktop is used. This is normal
, Smoothtop
retain heat for a period of time
after the element is turned off. Turn the dements off
a few minutes before food is compHeteHy c ooked and use
the retained heat to compHete cooking. When the hot
surface Hightturns off, the cooking area wiHH be cooH
enough to touch. Because of the way they retain heat, the
smoothtop dements wiHH not respond to changes in
settings as quickHyas coiHdements.
° In the event of a potentiaHboiHover,remove the pan from
the cooking surface.
, Never attempt to miftthe cooktopo
° The smoothtop surface may appear discoHoredwhen it is
hot=This is normaHand wiHH disappear when the surface
The cooking areas on your range are identified by permanent
circHeson the smoothtop surface. For most efficient cooking,
fit the pan size to the dement size.
Pans should not extend more than t-inch beyond the
cooking area.
When a control is turned on, a gHowcan be seen through the
smoothtop surface. The element will cycmeon and off to
maintain the preset heat setting, even on Hi.
For more information on cookware, refer to Cookware
Recommendations on page 7 and "Cooking Made Simple"
bookHetincHudedwith your range.
Tips to Protect
(see page 18 for more information}
° Before first use, clean the cooktop.
° Clean your cooktop daily or after each use. This will keep
your cooktop looking good and can prevent damage.
° If a spillover occurs while cooking, immediately clean the
spill from the cooking area while it is hot to prevent a tough
cleaning chore later. Using extreme care, wipe spill with a
clean dry towel
° Do not allow spills to remain on the cooking area or the
cooktop trim for a long period of time.
° Never use abrasive cleansing powders or scouring pads
which will scratch the cooktop.
° Never use chlorine bleach, ammonia or other cleansers not
specifically recommended for use on glass-ceramic.
To Prevent
and Scratches
° Do not use glass pans. They may scratch the surface.
° Never place a trivet or wok ring between the surface and
pan. These items can mark or etch the top.
° Do not slide aluminum pans across a hot surface. The pans
may leave marks which need to be removed promptly. (See
Cleaning, page 18=}
° Make sure the surface and the pan bottom are clean before
turning on to prevent scratches.
° To prevent scratching or damage to the glass-ceramic top,
do not leave sugar, salt or fats on the cooking area. Wipe
the cooktop surface with a clean cloth or paper towel
before using.
° Never slide heavy metal pans across the surface since
these may scratch.
Hot Surface
The Hot Surface indicator Hightis Hocatedon the
controHpanel The HightwiHH be iHHuminated
Hef_ Surface
when any cooking area is hot= It wiHH remain on,
even after the controH is turned off, untiHthe area has cooHed=



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