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Usethefollowing chartasaguideline untilyou
become morefamiliar with yournewrange.
Information in the chartis based onthe useof
hea_ T gauge aluminum eoo_vare. Otherutensil
materials m ayrequirea different h eatsettingfor
same cooking operation.
Lower the heat
setting if using stainless
steel or cast iron
utensils. We suggest that you experiment
the heat setting that best suits your particular
cooking needs. For more information
eookavare, see 8-9.
To bring liquid to a boil, blanch or bring
up pressure in a pressure cooker.
to a lower heat setting
when liquids just begin to boil or food
begins to cook.
To quickly brown or sear meat, for fast
cooking of non-protein foods (such as
vegetables or pasta).
To maintain a fast boil for large
amounts of Iiquid.
To maintain a slow boil _br large
amounts of liquid, for most frying.
To continue cooking uncovered foods,
for most slow frying, ste,Mng, braising
For long, slow cooking of covered foods
To keep foods warm before serving,
melt chocolate or butter.
The four cooking areas on your Maytag range are
in the ceramic
glass surface. There are two large (S-inch) and
two small (6-inch) areas. The cooking areas are
to help you select an appropriately
utensil. The utensil should be centered
design for ma,'_dmum energy efficiency.
more than two inches beyond
the cooking area, cooking times may be longer
and excess heat may be transferred
a cooking area is turned
on, a red glow
from the coil element
can be seen through
The red glow will cycle on
and off as the element
cycles to maintain
Before using the cooktop
for the first time, clean
on the cleaning
on pages 20-21. This will protect the ceramic
glass surface and will guarantee
a clean cooktop
when the elements
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To help keep the ceramic
glass clean, be sure
the cooking area and utensil bottom
and dry before use.
glass range is equipped
with a red
Hot Surt_ace Light that will turn on to indicate
that the cooking surface is hot. It will remain on
until the area has cooled.
After 30 minutes,
the cooking surface may"be too
cool to keep foods warm. However,
the top may
still be too warm
When the Hot
Light turns off, the top will be cool
a cooking area is turned
on, heat is
to the utensil. If
the utensil is in proper
contact with the eooldng
area, it will readily absorb heat. The area
the cooking area will remain cool.
We suggest that you start with a lower heat
setting then gradually
the setting until
you find the optimum
more likely to occur if you sta_ out on High then
to a lower setting.
Do not wait for liquid
to come to a _hll boil before reducing
If food is cooking too fast or if
the lid or take the
utensil off the cooking area, Allow enough
for the cooking area to adjust to the new setting,
then replace the utensil.