For most cooking, start on the highest control setting and then turn to a lower one to complete
the process. Use the chart below as a guide for determining proper flame size for various types of
cooking. The size and type of utensil used and the amount of food being cooked will influence the
setting needed for cooking.
For deep fat frying, use a thermometer and adjust the surface control knob accordingly. If the fat
is too cool, the food will absorb the fat and be greasy. If the fat is too hot, the food will brown so
quickly that the center will be undercooked. Do not attempt to deep fat fry too much food at once
as the food will neither brown nor cook properly.
Type of Cooking
Start most foods; bring water to a boil; pan broiling
Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces, gravies; steam
Keep foods cooking; poach; stew
*These settings are based on using medium-weight aluminum pans with lids. Settings
may vary when using other types of pans.
Never extend the flame beyond the outer edge of the utensil. A higher flame simply wastes
heat and energy, and increases your risk of being burned by the flame.
Proper Burner Adjustments
The color of the flame is the key to proper burner adjustment. A good flame is clear, blue and hardly
visible in a well-lighted room. Each cone of flame should be steady and sharply defined. Adjust or
clean burner if flame is yellow-orange. To clean burner, see instructions under General Cleaning.
Placement of Burner Bases and Caps
Your Cooktop is equipped with three different sized
burners: Power Burner, Standard Burner and Simmer
Place the burner base over each gas opening, matching
the burner base size with the gas opening size. Place the
burner cap on each burner base, again matching the cap
size to the burner base size. The cap for the each Burner
has a inner locating ring which locates the burner cap in
the center of the burner.
Make sure each burner cap
is properly aligned and level.
Turn the burner on to
determine if it will light. If
the burner does not light,
contact a Sears Service
Center. Do not service the
sealed burner yourself.