androutinely remove a nd clean thecaps according tothe
"General Cleaning" section.
Gas tubeopening: Gas must f lowfreely t hroughout thegas tube
opening f ortheburner tolight p roperly. Keep thisarea free ofsoil
anddonotallow spills, f ood, c leaning agents o ranyother
material toenter thegas tubeopening. Keep spillovers outofthe
gastubebyalways u sing aburner cap.
A. 1-11/='' (2.5-3.8 cm)
B. Burner ports
Burner ports: Check burner flames occasionally
for proper size
and shape as shown in the previous illustration. A good flame is
blue in color, not yellow. Keep this area free of soil and do not
allow spills, food, cleaning agents or any other material to enter
the burner ports.
IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the oven and cooktop are cool. Do not use oven cleaners, bleach
or rust removers.
1. Remove the burner cap from the burner base and clean
according to "General Cleaning" section.
2. Clean the gas tube opening with a damp cloth.
3. Clean clogged burner ports with a straight pin as shown. Do
not enlarge or distort the port. Do not use a wooden
If the burner needs to be adjusted, contact a
trained repair specialist.
4. Replace the burner cap, making sure the alignment pins are
properly aligned with the burner cap.
For more information, contact your local agricultural department.
Companies that manufacture
home canning products can also
IMPORTANT: Do not leave empty cookware on a hot surface
cooking area, element or surface burner.
Ideal cookware should have a flat bottom, straight sides and a
lid, and the material should be of medium-to-heavy
Rough finishes may scratch the cooktop or grates. Aluminum and
copper may be used as a core or base in cookware. However,
when used as a base they can leave permanent marks on the
cooktop or grates.
Cookware material is a factor in how quickly and evenly heat is
transferred, which affects cooking results. A nonstick finish has
the same characteristics
as its base material. For example,
aluminum cookware with a nonstick finish will take on the
properties of aluminum.
Cookware with nonstick surfaces should not be used under the
Use the following chart as a guide for cookware material
Heats quickly and evenly.
Suitable for all types of cooking.
Medium or heavy thickness is best for
most cooking tasks.
Heats slowly and evenly.
Good for browning and frying.
Maintains heat for slow cooking.
Heats slowly, but unevenly.
Ideal results on low to medium heat
Heats very quickly and evenly.
Use on low heat settings.
See stainless steel or cast iron.
or cast iron
Heats quickly, but unevenly.
A core or base of aluminum or copper on
stainless steel provides even heating.
Turn on the burner. If the burner does not light, check cap
alignment. If the burner still does not light, do not service the
sealed burner yourself. Contact a trained repair specialist.
When canning for long periods, alternate the use of surface
burners between batches. This allows time for the most recently
used areas to cool.
Center the canner on the grate above the burner.
Do not place canner on 2 surface burners at the same time.