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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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Do not touch surface units. These surfaces
may be hot enough to burn even though
they are dark in color. During and after
use, do not touch, or let clothing or other
flammable materials contact the surface
units or areas nearby the surface units;
allow sufficient time for cooling first.
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Potentially hot surfaces include the
cooktop and areas facing the cooktop.
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To minimize the possibility of burns,
ignition of flammable materials and
spillage, the handle of a container
should be turned toward the center
of the cooktop without extending over
any nearby surface units.
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Always turn the surface unit control to off
before removing the cookware.
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Use proper pan size—select cookware
having flat bottoms large enough to cover
the surface unit heating element. The use
of undersized cookware will expose a
portion of the surface unit to direct
contact and may result in ignition of
clothing. Proper relationship of cookware
to surface unit will also improve efficiency.
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Never leave surface units unattended at
high heat settings. Boilovers cause smoking
and greasy spillovers that may catch on fire.
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Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic,
earthenware or other glazed containers are
suitable for cooktop cooking; others may
break because of the sudden change in
temperature.
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Keep an eye on foods being fried at high
or medium-high heat settings.
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Foods for frying should be as dry as
possible. Frost on frozen foods or moisture
on fresh foods can cause hot fat to bubble
up and over the sides of the pan.
COOK MEAT AND POULTRY THOROUGHLY...
Cook meat and poultry thoroughly—meat to at least an INTERNAL temperature of 160°F and poultry
to at least an INTERNAL temperature of 180°F. Cooking to these temperatures usually protects against
foodborne illness.
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Use little fat for effective shallow or
deep-fat frying. Filling the pan too full
of fat can cause spillovers when food is
added.
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If a combination of oils or fats will be used
in frying, stir together before heating, or as
fats melt slowly.
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Always heat fat slowly, and watch as it heats.
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Use a deep fat thermometer whenever
possible to prevent overheating fat beyond
the smoking point.
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Never try to move a pan of hot fat,
especially a deep fat fryer. Wait until
the fat is cool.
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Do not store flammable materials near
the cooktop.
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Keep the hood and grease filters clean
to maintain good venting and to avoid
grease fires.
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Do not store or use combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any
appliance.
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Clean only parts listed in this Owner's
Manual.
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Do not leave paper products, cooking
utensils or food on the cooktop when
not in use.
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Keep cooktop clean and free of
accumulation of grease or spillovers
which may ignite.
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Never heat unopened food containers.
Pressure buildup may make container
burst and cause injury.
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Never leave jars or cans of fat drippings
on or near your cooktop.
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Never use your appliance for warming or
heating the room.
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