Cleaning - KitchenAid ARCHITECT KFGR271SSS Installation Instructions And Use And Care Manual

27” (68.6 cm) and 36” (91.4 cm) architect series outdoor grills
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Replacing the ignitor battery
If ignitors stop sparking, the battery should be replaced.
1. Push in and up at bottom of battery tray. Pull battery out.
lift up and slide
out tray
2. Remove battery and replace with alkaline 9-volt battery.
3. Slide battery tray back into compartment, it will lock into place.
Changing the light bulb (on some models)
1. Unplug light.
2. To remove glass light cover, remove screw and gently pry
downward with a small fl at blade screwdriver at the left edge of
the cover, near the screw, and pull away from the retainer.
remove screw
3. Remove bulb from socket.
4. Replace bulb with a new 12-volt, 10-watt maximum, halogen
bulb, using a tissue or wearing cotton gloves to handle the bulb.
Do not touch the bulb with bare fi ngers.
5. Replace glass light cover by placing end without clip into the
clip mounted on the grill, snap the screw end into place and
tighten the screw.
6. Plug in light.
General Cleaning
IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the grill is cool. Always follow label instructions on cleaning
For routine cleaning, wash with soap and water using a soft cloth
or sponge. Rinse with clean water and dry at once with a soft, lint-
free cloth to avoid spots and streaks.
Never use steel wool to clean the grill, as it will scratch the


Use vinyl grill cover, available from your local dealer, to protect
fi nish from weather. See "Accessories" section.
Stainless Steel
IMPORTANT: Do not use soap-fi lled scouring pads, abrasive
cleaners, Cooktop Polishing Creme, steel wool, gritty wash cloths
or paper towels.
Cleaners should not contain chlorine. Damage may occur.
Rub in direction of grain to avoid scratching or damaging the
Food spills should be cleaned as soon as entire grill is cool. Spills
may cause permanent discoloration.
• Use Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish (Part No. 4396095). See
"Requesting Assistance or Service" section to order.
• Use a mild liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner according to
label instructions.
• Rinse with clean water and dry at once with soft, lint-free cloth to
avoid spots and streaks.
• Use vinegar to remove hard water spots. Rinse with water and
dry thoroughly.
• Use a glass cleaner to remove fi ngerprints.
Grill grates
IMPORTANT: Never use a steel or fi ber scraper on grill grates.
Immediately after you are fi nished cooking, loosen food soil with a
brass bristle brush. Turn all burners to "HI" for 10-15 minutes with
the hood closed to burn off food soil. Turn off all burners, raise the
hood and let grates cool. Use the brass bristle brush to remove
ash from the grill grates.
When completely cool, grill racks can be removed for thorough
cleaning. Clean them with a mild detergent and warm water.
For baked-on soil, prepare a solution of 1 cup (250 mL) ammonia
to 1 gallon (3.75 L) water. Soak grates for 20 minutes, then rinse
with water and dry completely.
Warming Shelf
• Use a mild liquid detergent (such as a dish detergent) or an all-
purpose cleaner, following the label instructions. Rinse with clean
water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
• For tough spots or baked-on grease, use Whirlpool Degreaser
(Part No. 31552), a commercial degreaser designed for stainless
steel. See "Requesting Assistance or Service" section to order.
IMPORTANT: Make sure gas supply is off and all control knobs
are in the "OFF" position. Make sure the Side Burner is cool.
The quality of this material resists most stains and pitting,
providing that the surface is kept clean and protected.
• Apply stainless steel polish to all non-cooking areas before fi rst
use. Re-apply after each cleaning to prevent permanent damage
to surface.


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