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Cooktop Use; Cooktop Controls; Sealed Surface Burners - KitchenAid KGCK306 Use And Care Manual

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Cooktop Controls

Fire Hazard
Do not let the burner flame extend beyond the edge of
the pan.
Turn off all controls when not cooking.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
IMPORTANT: Your cooktop is factory-set for use with Natural
Gas. If you wish to use LP Gas, an LP Gas Conversion Kit is
included with your new cooktop. See the instructions included
with the LP Gas Conversion Kit for details on making this
Electric igniters automatically light the surface burners when
control knobs are turned to LITE.
The large burners (17,000 Btu/h [British Thermal Units] and
12,500 Btu/h) provide the highest heat setting, and are ideal for
cooking large quantities of food or liquid, using large pots and
pans. The small burners (9,100 Btu/h and 6,000 Btu/h) allow
more accurate simmer control at the lowest setting, and are ideal
for cooking smaller quantities of food, using smaller pots and
Before setting a control knob, place filled cookware on the grate.
Do not operate a burner while using empty cookware or without
any cookware on the grate.
NOTE: Visually check that the burner has lit. If the burner does
not ignite, listen for a clicking sound. If you do not hear the igniter
click, turn off the burner. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or
blown household fuse.
Check that the control knob is pressed completely down on the
valve shaft. If the spark igniter still does not operate, call a trained
repair specialist.
Proper grounding and polarity are necessary for correct operation
of the electric ignition system. If the wall receptacle does not
provide correct polarity, the igniters will become grounded and
occasionally click, even after the burner has ignited. Contact a
trained repair specialist to check the wall receptacle to see
whether it is wired with the correct polarity.
To Set:
1. Push in and turn knob counterclockwise to LITE.
All surface burners will click. Only the burner with the control
knob turned to LITE will produce a flame.
2. Turn knob to anywhere between HI and LO. Use the following
chart as a guide when setting heat levels.


Medium High
Between Med & Hi
Medium Low
Between Med & Lo
REMEMBER: When cooktop is in use, the entire cooktop
area may become hot.
Power failure
In case of prolonged power failure, the surface burners can be lit
manually. Hold a lit match near a burner and turn knob
counterclockwise to LITE. After burner lights, turn knob to
setting. Do not use a grill or griddle accessory during a power
failure, as the vent fan will not operate.
IMPORTANT: Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and
ventilation air around the burner grate edges.
Burner cap: Always keep the burner cap in place when using a
surface burner. A clean burner cap will help avoid poor ignition
and uneven flames. Always clean the burner cap after a spillover
and routinely remove and clean the caps according to the
"General Cleaning" section.
Light the burner.
Start food cooking.
Bring liquid to a boil.
Hold a rapid boil.
Quickly brown or sear food.
Fry or sauté foods.
Maintain a slow boil.
Cook soups, sauces and gravies.
Stew or steam foods.
Keep food warm.

Sealed Surface Burners

A. Burner cap
B. Alignment pins
C. Igniter
D. Burner base
E. Gas tube opening

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