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WARNING!
SURFACE BURNERS
Use proper pan size--avoid pans that are unstable or easily tipped. Select cookware having flat
bottoms large enough to cover burner grates. Toavoid spillovers, make sure cookware is large
enough to contain the food properly. This will both save cleaning time and prevent hazardous
accumulations of food, since heavy spattering or spillovers left on cooktop can ignite. Use pans
with handles that can be easily grasped and remain cool
Mwavs use tile UTE position
when igniting
tile
top burnei_
and Inake sure tile burneis
have
ignited.
Never leave tile Slm'ilce burne_
unattended
at
high flame settings.
Boilo\'e_s cause slnoking
and greasy spillove_
that may catch on fire.
Use only (h y pot holders--moist
or damp pot
holders
on hot s/mfilces may result in b/m_s fl'om
steam. Do not let pot holders
colne near open
flames when lit_ng cookware.
Do not use a towel
or other bulky cloth in place of a pot holder:
Such cloths can catch fire on a hot bume_:
\._l/en using glass cookware,
make sure it is
designed
for cooktop
cooking.
To minimize
tile possibili_'
of bm'ns, ignition
of flammable
materials
and spillage,
mrn
cookware
handles
toward
the side or center
of the cooktop
without
extending
over a@lcent
burneis.
Mwavs turn tile suFlilce burner
controls
off
before
removing
cookware.
Carefidly
watch toods being flied at a high
flame setting.
Mwavs heat tilt slowly and watch as it heats.
Do not leave any items on tile cooktop.
Tile hot
air fl'om tile vent may ignite flammable
items
and will increase
pressure
in closed containers,
which may Catlse them to btlrst.
If a combination
of oils or tilts will be used in
fl'ying, stir together
befin'e
heating
or as lilts
melt slowly.
Do not
use a wok
on tile cooking
surlace
if the wok
has a ro/md
metal
ring
that
is placed
over
tile burner
grate
to support
tile wok. This
ring
acts as a heat
trap,
which
may
damage
the
b/m_er
grate
and
burner
head.
Mso,
it may
cause
tile burner
to work
improperl>
This
may
cause
a carbon
monoxide
level
above
that
allowed
by current
standards,
resulting
in a
health
hazard.
Foods fin" flTing shouM
be as d_y as possible.
Frost on frozen
foods or moisture
on fl'esh
foods can cause hot tilt to bubble
up and over
the sides ot the pan.
Use tile least possible
amount
of lilt for eflecti\'e
shallow or deep-tilt fl'ying. Filling the pan too
flfll of lilt can cause spillove_s when tood is
added.
Use a deep tilt them/ometer
whenever
possible
to prevent
overheating
lilt beyond
tile smoking
point.
Never t_w to move a pan of hot tilt, especially
a
deep tilt flwet: Wait until the tilt is cool.
When
flaming
toods,
turn the tim off. The tim,
if operating,
may spread
tile flames.
Do not leave plastic items on the cooktop---
tile}' may melt if left too close to tile vent.
Keep all plastics away fl'oln tile SUll'ilce burnei_.
If you smell gas, mrn off the gas to the cooktop
and call a qualified
service technician.
Never
use an open
flame to locate a leak.
To avoid tile possibili_'
of a bm'n, always be
certain
that tile controls
for all burne_
are at
tile off position
and all grates are cool before
attempting
to remove
them.
Never clean the cooktop
sm'filce when it is hot.
SoIlle
cleanei_
produce
noxiotls
][ilIl/es
and
wet
cloths could cause steam burns if used on a hot
S tlI'J[iIce.
Never leavejms
or cans of flit drippings
on or
ne}lI"
yl)/li"
cooktop.
Do not use ahuninuln
foil under
burner
grates.
Misuse could result in a fire hazard
or damage
to tile cooktop.
Do not cover or block tile area around
the
cooktop
knobs. This area must be kept clear fin"
proper
ventilation
and burner
pe_l'imnance.
Clean only parts listed in this Owner's
Manual.
READ ANDFOLLOW THIS SAFETY I NFORMATION CAREFULLY.
SAVETHESE INSTRUCTIONS
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