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Home Canning; Cookware; Cooktop Care; General Cleaning - KitchenAid KGCK306 Use And Care Manual

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Home Canning

When canning for long periods, alternate the use of surface
burners between batches. This allows time for the most recently
used areas to cool.
Center the canner on the grate.
Do not place canner on 2 surface burners at the same time.
For more information, contact your local agricultural
department. Companies that manufacture home canning
products can also offer assistance.

Cookware

IMPORTANT: Do not leave empty cookware on a hot surface
cooking area, element or surface burner.
Ideal cookware should have a flat bottom, straight sides, and a
well-fitting lid and the material should be of medium-to-heavy
thickness.
Rough finishes may scratch the cooktop. Aluminum and copper
may be used as a core or base in cookware. However, when used
as a base they can leave permanent marks on the cooktop or
grates.
Cookware material is a factor in how quickly and evenly heat is
transferred, which affects cooking results. A nonstick finish has
the same characteristics as its base material. For example,
aluminum cookware with a nonstick finish will take on the
properties of aluminum.
Use the following chart as a guide for cookware material
characteristics.
COOKWARE
CHARACTERISTICS
Aluminum
Heats quickly and evenly.
Suitable for all types of cooking.
Medium or heavy thickness is best for
most cooking tasks.
Cast iron
Heats slowly and evenly.
Good for browning and frying.
Maintains heat for slow cooking.
Ceramic or
Follow manufacturer's instructions.
Ceramic glass
Heats slowly, but unevenly.
Ideal results on low to medium heat
settings.
Copper
Heats very quickly and evenly.
Earthenware
Follow manufacturer's instructions.
Use on low heat settings.
Porcelain
See stainless steel or cast iron.
enamel-on-
steel or cast
iron
Stainless steel
Heats quickly, but unevenly.
A core or base of aluminum or copper
on stainless steel provides even
heating.

COOKTOP CARE

General Cleaning

IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the cooktop is cool. Always follow label instructions on cleaning
products.
Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless
otherwise noted.
STAINLESS STEEL
To avoid damage to the product finish, do not use soap-filled
scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, Cooktop Polishing Creme,
steel wool pads, gritty washcloths or some paper towels.
Cleaning Method:
Rub in direction of grain to avoid damaging.
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KitchenAid
Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish (not included):
See "Assistance or Service" section to order.
Liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner:
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
Vinegar for hard water spots.
CERAMIC GLASS
To avoid damage to the ceramic glass, do not use steel wool,
abrasive cleansers, chlorine bleach, rust remover or ammonia.
Cleaning Method:
Always wipe with a clean, wet cloth or sponge and dry thoroughly
to avoid streaking and staining.
Cooktop Cleaner is recommended for regular use to help avoid
scratches, pitting and abrasions, and to condition the cooktop. It
may be ordered as an accessory. See "Assistance or Service"
section to order.
A Cooktop Scraper is also recommended for stubborn soils, and
can be ordered as an accessory. See "Assistance or Service"
section to order. The Cooktop Scraper uses razor blades. Store
razor blades out of the reach of children.
Light to moderate soil
Paper towels or clean damp sponge:
Clean while the cooktop is still warm. You may want to wear
oven mitts while cleaning the cooktop.
Sugary spills (jellies, candy, syrup)
Cooktop Scraper:
Clean while the cooktop is still warm. You may want to wear
oven mitts while cleaning the cooktop.
Cooktop Cleaner and clean damp paper towel:
Clean as soon as cooktop has cooled down. Rub creme into
surface with a damp paper towel or soft cloth. Continue
rubbing until white film disappears.
Heavy soil, dark streaks, specks and discoloration
Cooktop Cleaner or nonabrasive cleanser:
Rub product into soil with a damp paper towel or soft cloth.
Continue rubbing until white film disappears.
Burned-on soil
Cooktop Cleaner and Cooktop Scraper:
Rub creme into soil with damp paper towel. Hold scraper as
flat as possible on surface and scrape. Repeat for stubborn
spots. Polish entire cooktop with creme and paper towel.
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