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CARE AND CLEANING
WARNING-
Before
cleaning,
be certain
all the
elements
are turned
off and
the range
is cool.
Ceramic Glass Surface
(select models)
To help
keep
cooktop
clean,
be
sure
cooking
area
and
cookware
bottom
are
clean
and
dry
before
each
use.
Clean
your
ceramic
glass
surface
after
each
use.
Carefully
blot
up
spitlovers
around
the
outside
of
the
cooking
area
as
they
occur
with
dry
paper
towels.
Be
careful
not
to
burn
hands
when
wiping
up spills.
Do not
use
a damp
cloth
which
may
cause
steam
burns.
To prevent
possible
damage
to the cooktop,
always
rinse
the bottom
of cookware
to completely
remove
any
cleaning
agent
residue.
This
is
especially
important
when
using
a
copper
or
aluminum
cleaner.
In
the
presence
of
heat,
the
cleaning
residue
may
stain,
discolor
or etch
the
ceramic
glass
surface.
When
the
surface
is cool,
clean
as directed
in the
cleaning
chart
on page
23.
Only
use
the
cleaning
agents
recommended
in the chart.
Other
materials
may
damage
the finish
of the
cooktop.
Do not
use
the
following
cleaning
agents:
* Abrasives
(metal
scouring
pads,
cleansing
powders,
scouring
cleaners
or pads)
will scratch
the cooktop.
°
Chemicals
{oven
cleaners,
chlorine
bleaches,
rust
removers
or
ammonia)
may
damage
the
finish
of the
cooktop.
Glass
cleaners
which
contain
ammonia
may
harm
the
cooktop.
Soiled
cloths
or sponges
wil!
leave
an
invisible
film
on the
cooktop.
Grit
and
soil
in these
items
may
also
scratch
the
surface.
Do not slide
metal
items
(utensils,
oven
racks,
etc.)
across
the
surface
of the cooktop
to prevent
metal
marks.
If
metal
marks
do
occur,
they
can
be
removed
by
using
the
Elco
Cooktop
Cleaning
Creme
as recommended
on the
cleaning
chart.
Tips to Protect the Cooktop
Do not
allow
utensils
to boil
dry.
This
could
cause
permanent
damage
to the
cooktop.
To prevent
scratches
and
abrasions
on the ceramic
glass
cooktop:
• Do not
leave
coarse
particles
(sugar,
salt.
sand,
soil,
etc.)
or shortening
and
other
fats
on
the
cooktop.
Be sure
the bottoms
ofcookware
are clean
before
use.
Do not
use glass
or ceramic
utensils.
Select
cookware
with
a smooth,
nonscratching
bottom.
Do
not
slide
cookware
across
the
top
of the
eooktop.
.
Do not
allow
plastics,
aluminum
foil,
or foods
with
a high
sugar
content
on
a warm
or
hot
cooking
area.
They
will
melt
and
adhere
to the
ceramic
glass
cooktop.
The
cooktop
may
chip
or
pit
in attempting
to remove
them
after
ttrey
arc
cool.
Remove
these
items
immediately
with
a
wooden
handled
stainless
steel
spatula
or
a
single-edge
razor
blade
held
with
a potholder.
Clean
any
remaining
residue
with
Elco
Cooktop
Cleaning
Creme
after
the
surface
has
cooled.
• Do not
use
any
sharp
objects
to clean
between
the
edge
of the
ceramic
glass
and
the
porcelain
cooktop
frame.
The
ceramic
glass
is
held
in
position
by a gasket
that
could
be damaged
by
sharp
objects.
CAUTION:
If metal
melts
onto
the ceramic
glass
surface,
do
not
use
the
cooktop.
Cal!
an
authorized
service
technician.
Do not attempt
to
repair
the cooktop
yourself.
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