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Kenmore Electric Cooktop Use & Care Manual

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Electric Cooktop
Use & Care Guide
Sears Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2B8
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P/N 318203635 Rev. A (0903)



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  • Page 1 ® Electric Cooktop Use & Care Guide Sears Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2B8 P/N 318203635 Rev. A (0903) Visit our website:
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Save these instructions and your sales receipt for future reference. Kenmore Limited Warranty When installed, operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance fails due to a defect in material and workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® to arrange for free repair.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions Read all instructions before using this appliance. Save these instructions for future reference. This manual contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay attention to these symbols and follow all instructions given. This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage. This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING FOR GLASS COOKTOP ONLY • Do Not Clean or Operate a Broken Cooktop. If cook- YOUR COOKTOP top should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may • Know which touch pad controls each surface unit. penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of electric shock.
  • Page 5: Surface Cooking

    Surface Cooking CORRECT INCORRECT Use Proper Cookware • Curved and warped pan bot- Cookware should toms. have flat bottoms that • Flat bottom and straight sides. make good contact • Tight fitting lids. with the entire surface • Weight of handle does not tilt heating element.
  • Page 6: Setting Surface Controls

    Setting Surface Controls General Cooktop Information About the Ceramic Glass Cooktop The ceramic cooktop has radiant surface elements located below the surface of the glass. The design of the ceramic cooktop outlines the area of the surface element underneath. Make sure the diameter of the pan matches the diameter of the element outline on the cooktop.
  • Page 7: Operating The Single Radiant Surface Elements

    Setting Surface Controls General Cooktop Information Use the table below to determine the correct setting for the kind of food you are preparing. The Simmer settings are used to simmer and keep larger quantities of foods warm such as stews and soups. The lower Simmer settings are ideal for delicate foods and melting chocolate or butter.
  • Page 8 Setting Surface Controls Operating the Single Radiant Surface Elements To Operate Simmer Select Surface Element The left front element control may be used as a normal element or as a simmer element. The “Simmer Select” feature heats the element at a much lower temperature than when used as a normal surface element. You may switch between normal cooking and the Simmer Select feature at any time during the cooking process.
  • Page 9: Setting Surface Controls

    Setting Surface Controls Operating the Dual Surface Radiant Element The cooktop is equipped with a dual radiant surface element located at the right front (See Figures 1 & 2) positions. The unit control knob area has a dual set of graduations. For small utensils turn the control knob as shown on figure 3;...
  • Page 10: General Care & Cleaning

    General Care & Cleaning Cleaning Various Parts of Your Cooktop Before cleaning any part of the cooktop, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the cooktop is COOL. REMOvE SPILLOvERS AND HEAvY SOILING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. REGULAR CLEANINGS NOW WILL REDUCE THE DIFFICULTY AND ExTENT OF A MAjOR CLEANING LATER.
  • Page 11 General Care & Cleaning Cleaning Recommendations for the Ceramic Glass Cooktop Before cleaning the cooktop, be sure the controls are turned to OFF and the cooktop is COOL. DO NOT use a cooktop cleaner on a hot cooktop. The fumes can be hazardous to your health, and can chemically damage the ceramic glass surface.
  • Page 12: Before You Call

    Before You Call OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION Entire cooktop does not House fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped. Check/reset breaker or replace fuse. operate. If the problem is a circuit overload, have this situation corrected by a qualified electrician. Wiring connection is not complete.
  • Page 13: Protection Agreements

    PROTECTION AGREEMENTS Master Protection Agreements Contrats de protection principaux Félicitations! Vous avez fait un bon achat. Votre nouvel appareil Kenmore Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new ® conçu et fabriqué dans le but de vous offrir plusieurs années d’utilisation sans...
  • Page 14: Sears Service

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