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Electrolux Gas cooktop Use And Care Manual page 4

Electrolux gas cooktop use and care guide
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Important Safety Instructions
and range have been designed, tested and
listed by an independent test laboratory for
use in combination with each other.
• 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 this appliance as a space heater
to heat or warm the room. Doing so may result
in carbon monoxide poisoning and overheating
of the oven.
• Storage on Appliance—Flammable materials
should not be stored on the cooktop or near
surface units. This includes paper, plastic and
cloth items, such as cookbooks, plasticware
and towels, as well as fl ammable liquids. Do
not store explosives, such as aerosol cans, on
or near the cooktop. Flammable materials may
explode and result in fi re or property damage.
• Do Not Leave Children Alone—Children
should not be left alone or unattended in the
area where appliance is in use. They should
never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of
the appliance.
Do not store items of interest to children in the
cabinets above the cooktop. Children climbing
on the cooktop to reach items could be seriously
injured.
• DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE BURNERS/
UNIT, GRATES OR AREAS NEAR THESE
BURNERS/UNIT. Surface burners/unit may be
hot even though fl ames are not visible/ unit is
dark in color. Areas near surface burners/unit
may become hot enough to cause burns. During
and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or
other fl ammable materials touch these areas
until they have had suffi cient time to cool. Among
these areas are the cooktop and surfaces facing
the cooktop.
• Wear Proper Apparel—Loose-fitting or
hanging garments should never be worn
while using the appliance. Do not let clothing
or other flammable materials contact hot
surfaces.
• Do Not Use Water or Flour on Grease
Fires—Smother the fi re with a pan lid, or use
baking soda, a dry chemical or foam-type
extinguisher.
• When heating fat or grease, watch it closely.
Fat or grease may catch fi re if allowed to become
too hot.
• Use Only Dry Potholders—Moist or damp
potholders on hot surfaces may result in
burns from steam. Do not let potholders touch
hot heating elements, the fl ame or burners. Do
not use a towel or other bulky cloth instead of
a potholder.
• Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers—
Buildup of pressure may cause container
to burst and result in injury.
• Use Proper Flame Size—Adjust fl ame size so it does
not extend beyond the edge of the utensil. The use of
undersized utensils will expose a portion of the burner fl ame
to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper
relationship of utensil to fl ame will also improve effi ciency.
• Do Not Use Stove Top Grills on Your Sealed Gas
Burners—If you use a stove top grill on a sealed gas burner,
it will cause incomplete combustion and can result in exposure
to carbon monoxide levels above allowable current standards.
This can be hazardous to your health.
• Use proper pan size. This cooktop can be equipped with
one or more surface units of different sizes. Select utensils
having fl at bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit.
The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the
surface heating unit to direct contact and may result in ignition
of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to the surface unit
will also improve effi ciency
• Know which knob controls each surface
burner. Place a pan of food on the burner
before turning it on, and turn the burner off
before removing the pan.
• Always turn the knob to the LITE position
when igniting the burners. Visually check that
the burner has lit. Then adjust the fl ame so it does
not extend beyond the edge of the utensil.
• Clean the appliance regularly to keep all
parts free of grease that could catch fi re.
Exhaust fan ventilation hoods and grease fi lters
should be kept clean. Do not allow grease to
accumulate on hood or fi lter. Greasy deposits
in the fan could catch fi re. When fl aming food

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