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Using Your Ceramic Glass Surface - Maytag CRE9900ACB Owner's Manual

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become morefamiliar with yournewrange.
Information in the chartis based onthe useof
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materials m ayrequirea different h eatsettingfor
the
same cooking operation.
Lower the heat
setting if using stainless
steel or cast iron
utensils. We suggest that you experiment
to find
the heat setting that best suits your particular
cooking needs. For more information
on
eookavare, see 8-9.
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To bring liquid to a boil, blanch or bring
up pressure in a pressure cooker.
Ahvays reduce
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
or steaming.
For long, slow cooking of covered foods
(simmering).
To keep foods warm before serving,
melt chocolate or butter.
Using
Your
Ceramic
Glass
Surface
Cooking
Areas
The four cooking areas on your Maytag range are
identified
by permanent
patterns
in the ceramic
glass surface. There are two large (S-inch) and
two small (6-inch) areas. The cooking areas are
marked
to help you select an appropriately
sized
utensil. The utensil should be centered
over the
design for ma,'_dmum energy efficiency.
If the
cool_vare
extends
more than two inches beyond
the cooking area, cooking times may be longer
and excess heat may be transferred
to the
ceramic
glass surface.
When
a cooking area is turned
on, a red glow
from the coil element
can be seen through
the
ceramic
glass surface.
The red glow will cycle on
and off as the element
cycles to maintain
the
selected
heat setting.
Before using the cooktop
for the first time, clean
it thoroughly
as directed
on the cleaning
chart
on pages 20-21. This will protect the ceramic
glass surface and will guarantee
a clean cooktop
when the elements
are turned
on.
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To help keep the ceramic
glass clean, be sure
the cooking area and utensil bottom
are clean
and dry before use.
Hot
Surface
Light
Your ceramic
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
to touch.
When the Hot
Surface
Light turns off, the top will be cool
enough
to touch.
Heat
Retention
Whenever
a cooking area is turned
on, heat is
transferred
through
the cooktop
to the utensil. If
the utensil is in proper
contact with the eooldng
area, it will readily absorb heat. The area
surrounding
the cooking area will remain cool.
We suggest that you start with a lower heat
setting then gradually
increase
the setting until
you find the optimum
setting.
Boilovers are
more likely to occur if you sta_ out on High then
reduce
to a lower setting.
Do not wait for liquid
to come to a _hll boil before reducing
the
temperature.
If food is cooking too fast or if
boilovers
occur, remove
the lid or take the
utensil off the cooking area, Allow enough
time
for the cooking area to adjust to the new setting,
then replace the utensil.
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