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 wilt 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 Care & Cleaning.
of Burner Heads and Caps
Your Cooktop is equipped with three different sized
burners: Power Burner, Standard Burner and Simmer
Place burner head over each gas orifice, matching the
head with the orifice size. Be careful not to damage the
electrode while placing the head over the orifice.
sure electrode fits correctly into slot in burner head. Place
a burner cap on each burner head, matching the cap size
to the head size. The cap for each burner has an inner
locating ring which centers the cap correctly on the burner
head. Be sure that atl the burner caps and burner heads
are correctly placed BEFORE using your appliance.
Make sure each burner
cap is properly aligned
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