Canning Tips &
can generate large
amounts of steam. Use
extreme caution to
prevent burns. Always
raise the lid to vent steam
away from you.
For personal safety, the cooktop must be properly grounded. For
maximum safety, the power cord must be plugged into an electrical outlet
that is correctly polarized and properly grounded.
DO NOT Operate the cooktop using a 2-prong adapter or an extension
cord. If a 2-prong wall receptacle is the only available outlet, it is the
personal responsibility of the consumer to have it replaced with a properly
grounded 3-prong wall receptacle installed by a qualified electrician.
See the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS packaged with this cooktop for
complete installation and grounding instructions.
This appliance is equipped with a 3-prong grounding plug
for your protection against shock hazard and should be plugged directly
into a properly grounded receptacle. DO NOT cut or remove the
grounding prong from this plug.
Liquefied Petroleum (Propane) Gas Conversion
This appliance can be used with Natural Gas and Propane Gas. It is
shipped from the factory for use with natural gas.
If you wish to convert your cooktop for use with propane gas, use the
instructions in the envelope attached, marked "FOR LP/PROPANE GAS
The conversion must be performed by a qualified service technician in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and all codes and
requirements of the authority having jurisdiction. Failure to follow
instructions could result in serious injury or property damage. The
qualified agency performing this work assumes responsibility for the
1. Use tested recipes and follow instructions carefully. Check with your local Cooperative
Agricultural Extension Service or a manufacturer of glass jars for the latest canning
2. Use flat-bottomed canners only. Heat is spread more evenly when the bottom surface is flat.
3. Center canner on the burner grate.
4. Start with hot water and a high heat setting to reduce the time it takes to bring the water to
a boil; then reduce the heat setting as low as possible to maintain a constant boil.
5. It is best to can small amounts and light loads.
Prevent damage to cooktop and burner grates:
1. Do not use water bath or pressure canners that extend more than one inch beyond the edge
of the burner grate.
2. Do not leave water bath or pressure canners on high heat for an extended amount of time.
3. Alternate surface units between each batch to allow the units and surrounding surfaces to
cool down. Try to avoid canning on the same burner unit all day.
Safe canning requires that harmful micro-organisms are destroyed and the jars
are sealed completely. When canning in a water bath canner, a gentle but steady boil must be
maintained continuously for the required time.
Do not, under any
remove, or bypass
the grounding prong.
Power supply cord with
3-prong grounding plug
Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock.
DO NOT use an adapter plug, an extension cord, or
remove grounding prong from electrical power cord.
Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury,
fire or death.
Severe shock, or damage to the
cooktop, may occur if the cooktop is not installed by
a qualified installer or electrician.
Any additions, changes or conversions
required in order for this appliance to satisfactorily
meet the application needs must be made by an
authorized Sears Service Center, Distributor or