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Cooktop Controls; Energy Saving Tips - Maytag 336125 Use And Care Manual

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Never line reflector bowls with aluminum foil. Foil can
block normal heat flow, and damage the range. This
is especially true if foil blocks the oven vent tube under
the right rear cooktop element.
COOKTOP CONTROLS
A symbol near the cooktop control knobs shows which element IS lurned
on by each knob
The cooktop controls can be set anywhere
between LO and HI for an
unllmlted number of heat settings. To turn the control knobs from the OFF
position,
push the knobs in, then turn in either direction.
Start your cooking at a higher setting to speed element heat up, then turn
the control to a lower senlng to flnlsh cooklng. Remember that cooking
WIII contmue after the unit IS turned off. Train yourself to turn controls down
or off before cooking IS fInIshed See the chart below for suggested con-
trol settings
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
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Check the Choosing Cookware char? on page 9 to see which type of
cookware
is best for each type of cooking you do.
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Pans must cover the entire element to absorb the full heat output An
undersized pan WIII expose part of the element and the uncovered part
will glow red. This shows heat and energy are being wasted.
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Use pans that:
A. Have flat bottoms and straight sides.
B. Have light handles that do not tilt pans.
C. Are about the same size as the element
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When possible, thaw frozen foods before cooklng.
cook with the
mInImum amount 01 water and use a pan with a tightly flttlng Ild.
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Put pans on the cooktop elements before the heat IS turned on, so you
will not waste heat.
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Be sure to watch foods when heating them quickly on HI As soon as
the food reaches the cooking temperature, reduce the heat to the lowest
setting that will keep it cooklng.
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Turn the element off just before cooking is done, to use the remaining
heat to finish cooking and keep food warm before serving.
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Never leave an empty pan on a hot element. This can damage the range
cooktop,
reflector bowl and pan, and the element.
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