Plastic or foods with a high sugar content need be removed
immediately if spilled or melted onto the ceramic cooktop
surface. Permanent damage (such as pitting of the cooktop
surface) may occur if not removed immediately. After
turning the surface elements off, use a razor blade scraper
or a metal spatula with a mitt and scrape the soil from the
hot surface (as illustrated). Allow the cooktop to cool, and
use the same method for heavy or burned on soils.
Do not use the following on the cooktop:
Do not use abrasive cleaners and scouring pads, such
as metal and some nylon pads. They may scratch the
cooktop, making it more difficult to clean.
Do not use harsh cleaners, such as chlorine bleach,
ammonia or oven cleaners, as they may etch or discolor
Do not use dirty sponges, cloths or paper towels, as
they can leave soil or lint on the cooktop which can burn
and cause discoloration.
Refer to "Cleaning Various Parts of Your Range" on
page 45 for more detailed information about cleaning
specific parts of the range.
Before manually cleaning any part of the range, be sure
all controls are turned off and the range is cool. The range
may be hot and can cause burns.
Ammonia must be rinsed before operating the oven.
Provide adequate ventilation.
Aluminum foil and utensils
Damage to the ceramic glass cooktop may occur if you
use an abrasive type cleaning pad. Only use cleaning
products that have been specifically designed for ceramic
Never cover any slots, holes, or passages
oven bottom or cover an entire oven rack with
such as aluminum
linings may trap heat, causing a fire hazard.
Figure 42: Cleaning products to avoid
Liners -- Do not use aluminum
foil to line
the oven bottom.
Only use aluminum
foil as recom-
in this manual.
these liners may result in risk of electric
Aluminum foil - Use of aluminum foil on a hot cooktop
can damage the cooktop. Do not use thin aluminum
cooking utensils or allow aluminum foil to touch the
surface elements under any circumstances.
Aluminum utensils - The melting point of aluminum is
much lower than that of other metals. Care must be
taken when aluminum pots or pans are used on the
cooktop. If aluminum pans are allowed to boil dry when
using the cooktop, not only will the utensil be damaged
or destroyed, but it may fuse to, break, or mark the
ceramic glass surface, permanently damaging the