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Surface
Cooking
Surface
Controls
Use to turn on the surface elements.
An
infinite choice of heat settings is available
from LOW to HIGH. The knobs can be set
on or between any of the settings.
Setting
the
Co.trols
1. Place pan on surface element.
2. Push in and turn the knob in either
direction to the desired heat setting.
The backguard
is marked to iden-
tify which element tile knob con-
trols. For example,
indicates right
front element.
3. There is an indicator light located on
the control panel. When any of tile
surface control knobs are turned on,
the light will turn on. The light will
turn off when the surface elements are
turned off.
4. After cooking, turn knob to OFF. Re-
move pan.
Suggested
Heat
Settings
The size, type of cookware and cooking
operation will affect the heat setting. For
information
on cookware and other fac-
tors affecting heat settings, refer to "Cook-
ing Made Simple" booklet.
High:
Use to bring liquid to a boil. Al-
ways reduce setting to a lower heat when
liquids
begin to boil or foods begin to
cook.
Medium: Usetomain-
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chocolate and butter.
Medium
CAUTION:
Before Cooking
• Always place a pan on the surface
unit before you turn it on. To prevent
damage to range, never operate sur-
face unit without a pan in place.
• NEVER use the cooktop as a storage
area for food or cookware.
During
Cooking
• Know which knob controls which
surface unit. Make sure you turned
on the correct surface unit.
• Begin cooking on a higher heat set-
ting then reduce to a lower setting to
complete cooking. Never use a high
setting for extended cooking.
After
Cooking
• Makesuresurfaceunitisturnedoff.
• Clean up messy spills as soon as
possible.
Other Tips
• ff cabinet storage is provided di-
rectly above cooking surface, limit
it to items that are infrequently used
and that can be subjected to heat.
Temperatures may be unsafe for
items such as volatile liquids, clean-
ers or aerosol sprays.
NEVER leave any items, especially
plastic items, on the cooktop. The
hot air from the vent may ignite
• NEVER allow a pan to boil dry. This
flammable items, melt or soften
coulddamagethepanandtheappli-
plastics, or increase pressure in
ance.
closed containers causing them to
• NEVER touch cooktop until it has
burst.
cooled. Expect some parts of the
• NEVER allow aluminum foil, meat
cooktop, especially around the sur-
probes or any other metal object,
face units, to become warm or hot
other than a pan on a surface ele-
during cooking. Use potholders to
ment, to contact heating elements.
protect hands.
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Coil Element
Surface
(selectmodels)
Lift-up
Porcelain
Cool(top
To prevent
the cooktop
from
• Clean €ooktop after each use,
• Wipe acidic orsugary spills as soon
as cooktop has cooled as these spills
may discolor or etch the porcelain.
Your range features an upswept porcelain
cooktop that can be lifted up for convenient
access to the area under the cooktop.
To lift cooktop: When cool, grasp the front
edge of the cooktop. Gently lift up until the
two support rods at the front of the cooktop
snap into place.
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To lower cooktop:
Hold the front edge of
the cooktop and carefully push back on
each support
rod to release.
Then gently
lower the top into place. The support rods
will slide into the range frame.
Coil
Elements
• When an element is turned on, it will
cycle on and off to maintain
the heat
setting.
• Coil elements are self-cleaning.
• Do not immerse in water.
To remove: When cool, raise element. Care-
fully pull out and away from receptacle.
To replace: Insert terminals on the element
into receptacle. Guide the element into place.
Gently press down on the
outer edge of the ele-
ment until it sits level
on the drip bowl.
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