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Care And Cleaning Of Stainless Steel; General Care & Cleaning - Kenmore 790.4281 Use & Care Manual

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General Care & Cleaning
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.
For light to moderate soil:
Apply a few drops of CookTop® Cleaning Creme directly to the cooktop. Use a paper towel or use a non-abrasive
type no-scratch
pad to clean the entire cooktop surface. Make sure the cooktop is cleaned thoroughly, leaving no residue.
For heavy, burned on soil:
Apply a few drops of CookTop® Cleaning Creme directly to the soiled area. Rub the soiled area using a non=abrasive
plastic type no-scratch
pad, applying pressure as needed. Do not use the pad you use to clean the cooktop for any other
If soils remain, carefully scrape soils with a metal razor blade scraper, holding
scraper at a 30 degree angle to the surface. Reapply CookTop® Cleaning Creme
and buff surface clean.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Damage to the ceramic glass cooktop may occur if you use
an abrasive type scratch pad. Only use cleaning products that have been specifi-
cally designed for ceramic glass cooktop.
Plastic or foods with a high sugar content:
These types of soils need be removed immediately if spilled or melted onto the ceramic cooktop surface. Permanent
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damage (such as pitting of the cooktop surface) may occur if not removed immediately.
After turning the surface elements _''[_'_
OFF, use a razor blade scraper or a metal spatula with a mitt and scrape the soil from the hot surface (as illustrated). Allow
the cooktop to cool, and use the same method for heavy or burned on soils.
Do not use the following
on the ceramic
glass cooktop:
• Do not use abrasive cleaners and scouring
pads, such as metal and some
nylon pads. They may scratch
the cooktop,
making it more difficult
to clean.
= Do not use harsh cleaners,
such as chlorine
bleach, ammonia or oven
as they may etch or discolor
the cooktop.
• Do not use dirty sponges,
cloths or paper towels, as they can leave soil or
lint on the cooktop
which can burn and cause discoloration.
Special Caution for Aluminum Foil and Aluminum Cooking
Use of aluminum foil will damage the cooktop. Do not use under any circumstances.
o Aluminum
Since the melting point of aluminum is much lower than that of other metals, care must be taken when aluminum
pots or pans are used. Pans that boil dry may permanently damage cooktop by breaking, fusing to, or marking it.
Care and Cleaning
of Stainless
Steel (somemodels)
Some models are equipped with stainless steel exterior parts. Special care and cleaning are required for maintaining the
appearance of stainless parts. Refer to the General Care & Cleaning table for detailed cleaning instructions.



This manual is also suitable for:

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