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Electrolux E36GC75DSS Use & Care Manual

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  • Page 2: Finding Information

    QUESTIONS? For toll-free telephone support in the U.S. and Canada: 1-877-4ELECTROLUX (1-877-435-3287) For online support and internet product information: www.electrolux.com ©2003 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Post Office Box 212378, Augusta, Georgia 30917, USA All rights reserved. Printed in the USA...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Finding Information TABLE OF CONTENTS General Care & Cleaning ........14 Finding Information ........... 2 Care & Cleaning Table ........14 Make a Record for Future use ......2 Questions? ............2 Cleaning the Burner Grates, Burner Caps, Burner Heads, Simmer plate and Griddle ..15 Safety ..............
  • Page 4: Safety

    Safety IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Please read all safety instructions before using your new Electrolux cooktop. WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your gas cooktop, follow basic precautions including the following: WARNING If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or death.
  • Page 5 Safety WARNING • Stepping, leaning or sitting on this cooktop can result in serious injuries and also cause damage to the cooktop. Do not allow children to climb or play around the cooktop. • Never use your appliance for warming or heating the room. This includes paper, plastic and cloth items, such as cookbooks, plasticware and towels, as well as flammable liquids.
  • Page 6 Safety —To reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil, the handle of the utensil should be positioned so that it is turned inward, and does not extend over adjacent surface burners. —Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.
  • Page 7: Getting Start

    Getting Start GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS For personal safety, the cooktop must be properly grounded. For maximum safety, the power cord must be plugged into an Grounding electrical outlet that is correctly polarized and properly grounded. type wall Do not, under any DO NOT operate the cooktop using a 2-prong adapter or an receptacle circumstances, cut,...
  • Page 8: Surface Cooking

    Surface Cooking FLAME SIZE For most cooking, start on the highest control setting and then turn to a lower one to complete the process. Use the chart below as a guide for determining proper flame size for various types of cooking. The size and type of utensil used and the amount of food being cooked will influence the setting needed for cooking.
  • Page 9: Placement Of Burner Heads And Caps

    Surface Cooking PLACEMENT OF BURNER HEADS AND CAPS Place burner head over each gas orifice, matching the head with the orifice size. Be careful not to damage the electrode while placing Burner Cap the head over the orifice. Make sure electrode fits correctly into slot in burner head.
  • Page 10: Surface Cooking Utensils

    Surface Cooking SURFACE COOKING UTENSILS *GOOD POOR • Curved and warped pan bottoms. • Pan overhangs unit by more than • Flat bottom and straight sides. 2.5 cm (1”). • Tight fitting lids. • Weight of handle does not tilt pan. Pans should have flat bottoms.
  • Page 11: Using The Wok Stand

    Surface Cooking USING THE WOK STAND The Wok Stand provided with your cooktop is designed to allow round-bottomed woks to be used. It is recommended that you use a 14 inch diameter (35.5 cm) or less Wok. It is recommended that you use the right front POWER burner with the wok stand for best performance.
  • Page 12: Using The Simmer Plate

    Surface Cooking USING THE SIMMER PLATE The simmer plate (Figure 1) is intended to diffuse lower temperature of the burner to help cooking delicate aliment such as chocolate, milk, bechamel, etc... It can also be use for cooking sauce during long period. With the grate in position over the burner, set the simmer plate on top of the grate positioning the notches in the simmer plate over the grate fingers (See Figure 2) and then place the utensil on the simmer plate.
  • Page 13: Setting Surface Controls

    Surface Cooking SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS Your cooktop may be equipped with any combination of the following burners: Simmer Burner: best used for simmering delicate sauces, etc. Standard Burner: used for most all surface cooking needs. Large Burner: best used when bringing large quantities of liquid to temperature and when preparing larger quantities of food.
  • Page 14: General Care & Cleaning

    General Care & Cleaning CARE & CLEANING TABLE Surfaces How to Clean Painted and Plastic For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and Control Knobs built-up grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Page 15: Cleaning The Burner Grates, Burner Caps, Burner Heads, Simmer Plate And Griddle

    General Care & Cleaning CLEANING THE BURNER GRATES, BURNER CAPS, BURNER HEADS, SIMMER PLATE AND GRIDDLE The Burner Grates, Burner Caps, Burner Heads, simmer plate and griddle should be routinely cleaned. Keeping the burner ports clean will prevent improper ignition and an uneven flame. Surface Burner Grate Refer to the following instructions: To Remove and Replace the Surface Burner Grate,...
  • Page 16: Cooktop Cleaning And Maintenance

    General Care & Cleaning COOKTOP CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE Consistent and proper cleaning is essential to maintaining your ceramic glass cooktop Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended Cleaning Creme to the ceramic surface. A sample of that cleaning creme is supplied with your appliance and you will find it in store.
  • Page 17: Care & Cleaning Of Stainless Steel

    General Care & Cleaning CLEANING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CERAMIC GLASS COOKTOP (CONTINUED) CAUTION Damage to the ceramic glass cooktop may occur if you use scrub pad. 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.
  • Page 18: Solutions To Common Problems

    Solutions to Common Problems IMPORTANT Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you both time and expense. This list includes common experiences that are not the result of defective workmanship or material in your cooktop. SURFACE BURNERS DO NOT LIGHT •...
  • Page 19: Scratches Or Abrasions On Ceramic Glass Cooktop Surface

    Solutions to Common Problems SCRATCHES OR ABRASIONS ON CERAMIC GLASS COOKTOP SURFACE • Coarse particles (such as salt or sand) are between cooktop and utensil. Be sure cooktop surface and bottom of utensils are clean before use. Small scratches do not affect cooking and will become less visible with use.
  • Page 20: Warranty Information

    Your cooktop is protected by this warranty In the U.S.A., your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products North America, a division of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. We authorize no person to change or add to any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by us or an authorized Electrolux Home Products North America servicer.