GE JGP319 Cooktop User Manual

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Adjust the top burner flame size so it does not extend beyond the edge of the cookware. Excessive
flame is hazardous.
To minimize the possibility of burns,
ignition of flammable materials and
spillage, turn cookware handles toward the
side or back of the cooktop without
extending over adjacent burners.
Always turn the surface burner controls off
before removing cookware.
Carefully watch foods being fried at a high
flame setting.
Always heat fat slowly, and watch as it heats.
Do not leave any items on the cooktop. The
hot air from the vent may ignite flammable
items and will increase pressure in closed
containers, which may cause them to burst.
If a combination of oils or fats will be used
in frying, stir together before heating or as
fats melt slowly.
Do not use a wok on the cooking surface if
the wok has a round metal ring that is
placed over the burner grate to support the
wok. This ring acts as a heat trap, which may
damage the burner grate and burner head.
Also, it may cause the burner to work
improperly. This may cause a carbon
monoxide level above that allowed by
current standards, resulting in a health
Foods for frying should be as dry as
possible. Frost on frozen foods or moisture
on fresh foods can cause hot fat to bubble
up and over the sides of the pan.
Use the least possible amount of fat for
effective shallow or deep-fat frying. Filling
the pan too full of fat can cause spillovers
when food is added.
Use a deep fat thermometer whenever
possible to prevent overheating fat beyond
the smoking point.
Never try to move a pan of hot fat,
especially a deep fat fryer. Wait until
the fat is cool.
When flaming foods are under the hood,
turn the fan off. The fan, if operating, may
spread the flames.
Do not leave plastic items on the cooktop—
they may melt if left too close to the vent.
Keep all plastics away from the surface
If you smell gas, turn off the gas to the
cooktop and call a qualified service
technician. Never use an open flame to
locate a leak.
To avoid the possibility of a burn, always be
certain that the controls for all burners are
at the off position and all grates are cool
before attempting to remove them.
Never leave jars or cans of fat drippings
on or near your cooktop
Don’t use aluminum foil to line drip pans.
Misuse could result in a fire hazard or
damage to the cooktop.
Do not cover or block the area around the
cooktop knobs. This area must be kept
clear for proper ventilation and burner
Clean only parts listed in this Owner’s
Read and follow this Safety Information carefully.