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General Care & Cleaning
Coil Surface Element (some models)
To Remove and Replace Surface Elements and Drip Bowls
Be careful
ATTENTION: Never leave covers on the coil elements as they could be permanently dam-
not to bend terminal ends
aged if the coil is turned on by accident.
when replacing elements
after cleaning.
Prior to cleaning the coil elements make sure they are cold and that control knobs are
turned to OFF
Coil elements clean themselves when they are turned on.
Coil elements and drip bowls are removable and allow to clean the drip bowls.
To remove a coil element, push against the front edge and lift element up and out.
To clean by hand, wash the drip bowls in hot sudsy water. For hard to remove spots, use ny-
lon scrubber with soap. Rinse and dry will still warm.
To Raise the Cooktop for Cleaning
1. Grasp the sides and lift from the front. A lift-up rod will support the top in its raised
position. Only lift the top high enough to allow the support rod to rest in place under the
front of the cooktop.
2. Clean underneath using a clean cloth and hot, soapy water.
3. To lower the top, lift the top slightly and lower the rod. Lower the range top down into the
range frame.
When lowering the lift-up range top, grasp the sides with fingertips only. Be careful not to
pinch fingers. DO NOT drop or bend the range top when raising or lowering. This could
damage the surface.
Porcelain enamel cooktop cleaning instructions (some models)
Do not use a cooktop cleaner on a hot cooktop. The fumes can be hazardous to your health, and can
chemically damage the cooking surface.
Before cleaning the surface cooktop, be sure the controls are turned to OFF and the cooktop is cool.
DO NOT use commercial oven cleaners on the exterior surfaces including rangetop and door frame.
Correct and consistent cleaning is essential to maintaining your porcelain enamel cooktop. If food spills and grease spatters are
not removed, they may burn onto the surface of the cooktop and cause permanent discoloration.
Daily Cleaning
For normal soil:
1. Allow cooktop surface to cool.
2. Wipe off spills and spatters using a clean paper towel or a clean cloth with warm, soapy water.
3. If needed, use a soapy steel wool pad or other mild household cleaners.
4. Be sure to rinse off the cleaners or the porcelain may become damaged during future heating.
For heavy, burned-on soil:
1. Allow cooktop surface to cool.
2. Use a soap filled scouring pad with warm water or cover heavily soiled spots with a solution of clear water and ammonia.
Scour gently. Rinse and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
3. If any soil remains, apply a few drops of a recommended cooktop cleaning cream on the spots and rub gently using a clean
damp cloth or scouring pad. Buff with a dry cloth until all soil and cream are removed. Frequent cleaning with the cooktop
cleaning cream leaves a protective coating which helps in preventing scratches and abrasions.
For sugary spillovers:
Sugary spills can chemically damage your cooktop surface. Therefore, you must begin cleaning the spills while the cooktop is
still hot. Use caution when following the steps below.
1. Turn off all surface units and remove all pans immediately.
2. Wearing an oven mitt, wipe up carefully or move hot spills away from the element area with a clean damp cloth.
3. Allow the cooktop to cool. Follow the instructions above for heavy, burned-on soil.
Never immerse coil elements in water.
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A rod swings up to support
the top for cleaning
underneath.

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