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Surface Cooking - Kenmore ELITE 3231 Use And Care Manual

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Surface Cooking
Use Proper Cookware
Cookware
should have flat bottoms that
make good contact
with
the entire surface heating
element. Check for flatness
by rotating a ruler across
the bottom of the cookware
(See Figure 1). Be sure to
follow
the recommendations
for using cookware
as
shown in Figure 2.
Figure 1
Note: The size and type of cookware
used will
influence the setting
needed for best cooking
results.
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.
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* Curved and warped pan bottoms.
* Flat bottom and straight
sides.
* Tight
fitting
lids.
* Weight
of handle
does not tilt
pan.
Pan is well balanced.
Pan overhangs unit by more than 2.5
cm (1").
Heavy
handle
tilts pan.
* Pan sizes match
the amount
of
food to be prepared.
* Made
of material
that conducts
* Flame
extends
beyond unit.
heat well.
* Easy to clean.
Figure 2
Specialty
pans such as lobster
pots, griddles
and pressure cookers
may be used
but must conform
to the above
recommended
cookware
requirements.
Using a wok (.or supplied)
Woks with flat bottoms
suitable
for use
on your cooktop
are available
in most
cookshop
or hardware
stores. Round-
bottomed
woks (with a support ring that
does not extend beyond
the burner unit)
may also be used. The metal
ring was
designed
to support
the wok safely when
it is filled
with large amounts of liquids
(soup making)
or fat (frying).
Wire trlvefs:
Do not use wire trivets.
Cookware
bottoms
must be in direct
contact
with the grates.
DO NOT
use a wok
if if is equipped
wlfh a metal
ring fhaf extends
beyond
the burner
unlf. Because fhls ring traps
heat,
the
surface
unlf
and
cooktop
surface
could be damaged.

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