GE JGP320 Cooktop User Manual

Safety Instructions Operating Instructions Care and Cleaning Troubleshooting Tips Customer Service
Using the cooktop burners.
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
How to Light a Burner
Your cooktop burners are lit by electric
ignition, eliminating the need for
standing pilot lights with constantly
burning flames.
Push the control knob in and turn it
counterclockwise to the
After the burner ignites, turn the knob to
adjust the flame size. To turn the burner
off, turn the knob clockwise as far as it will
go, to the
Check to be sure the burner you turn on is the
one you want to use.
In case of a power failure, you can light the
burners with a match. Hold a lit match to the
burner, then push in and turn the control knob
to the LITE position. Use extreme caution when
lighting burners this way. Burners in use when
an electrical power failure occurs will continue
to operate normally.
Do not operate the burner for an extended
period of time without cookware on the grate.
The finish on the grate may chip without
cookware to absorb the heat.
Be sure the burners and grates are cool before
you place your hand, a pot holder, cleaning
cloths or other materials on them.
Be sure you turn the control knob
to OFF when you finish cooking.
How to Select Flame Size
Watch the flame, not the knob, as you reduce
heat.The flame size on a gas burner should match
the cookware you are using.
For safe handling of cookware never let the
flame extend up the sides of the cookware.
Any flame larger than the bottom of the
cookware is wasted and only serves to heat
the handle.
Never let the flame extend up the
sides of the cookware.
How to Select Flame Size
We recommend that you use a flat-bottomed
wok, available at your local retail stores
Do not use a wok on any other support
ring. Placing the ring over the burner grate
may cause the burner to work improperly,
resulting in carbon monoxide levels
above allowable current standards.
This could be dangerous to your health.
Do not try to use such woks without the
ring unless you are using the Wok
Holder. You could be seriously burned if
the wok tipped over.
Medium-weight cookware is
recommended because it heats quickly
and evenly. Most foods brown evenly in
an aluminum skillet. Use saucepans with
tight fitting lids when cooking with
minimum amounts of water.
Under some conditions,
the enamel of some cookware may
melt. Follow cookware manufacturer’s
recommendations for cooking methods.
There are two types of glass
cookware: those for oven use only
and those for cooktop cooking
(saucepans, coffee and tea pots).
Glass conducts heat very slowly.
Cast Iron:
If heated slowly, most
skillets will give satisfactory results.
Heatproof Glass Ceramic:
Can be used
for either surface or oven cooking.
It conducts heat very slowly and cools
very slowly. Check cookware
manufacturer’s directions to be sure it
can be used on a gas cooktop.
Stainless Steel:
This metal alone has poor
heating properties and is usually combined
with copper, aluminum or other metals for
improved heat distribution. Combination
metal skillets usually work satisfactorily if
they are used with medium heat as the
manufacturer recommends.