Surface cooking utensils
Pans should have flat bottoms. Check
for flatness by rotating a ruler across
the bottom. There should be no gaps
between the pan and ruler.
* Specialty pans such as lobster pots,
griddles and pressure cookers may be
used but must conform to the above
recommended cookware requirements.
Note: Always use a utensil for its intended purpose. Follow manufacturer's instructions. Some utensils
were not made to be used in the oven or on the cooktop.
Setting surface controls
Your cooktop may be equipped with any
combination of the following burners:
Simmer Burner: best used for simmering delicate
Standard Burner: used for most all surface cooking
Large Burner: best used when bringing large
quantities of liquid to temperature and when
preparing larger quantities of food.
Regardless of size, always select a utensil
that is suitable for the amount and type of food
being prepared. Select a burner and flame size
appropriate to the pan. Never allow flames to
extend beyond the outer edge of the pan.
The valves provide enhanced control of the burner
flame. Each burner
from an electric ignitor
when its control knob
• Flat bottom and
• Tight fitting lids.
• Weight of handle
does not tilt pan. Pan
is well balanced.
• Pan sizes match the
amount of food to be
prepared and the size
• Made of material that
conducts heat well.
• Easy to clean.
To operate the surface burner:
1. Place cooking utensil on burner.
2. Push in and turn the Surface Control knob to the
Note: All electronic ignitors will click at the same time
when the knob is pushed in. However, only the burner
you are turning on will ignite.
3. Visually check that the burner has lit.
4. Turn the control knob to the desired flame size.
The control knobs do not have to be set at a
particular mark. Use the guides and adjust the
flame as needed.
Do not place plastic items such as salt and
pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic
wrappings on top of the cooktop when it is in
use. These items could melt or ignite. Potholders,
towels or wood spoons could catch fire if placed
too close to a flame.
In the event of an electrical power outage, the
surface burners can be lit manually. To light a
surface burner, hold a lit match to the burner head,
then slowly turn the Surface Control knob to light
position. Use caution when lighting surface burners
• Curved and warped pan
• Pan overhangs unit by more
than 2.5 cm (1").
• Heavy handle tilts pan.
• Flame extends beyond unit.