GE JGP321 Cooktop User Manual

Use proper pan size—avoid pans that are unstable or easily tipped. Select cookware having flat
bottoms large enough to cover burner grates. To avoid spillovers, make sure cookware is large
enough to contain the food properly. This will both save cleaning time and prevent hazardous
accumulations of food, since heavy spattering or spillovers left on cooktop can ignite. Use pans
with handles that can be easily grasped and remain cool.
Use only dry pot holders—moist or damp
pot holders on hot surfaces may result in
burns from steam. Do not let pot holders
come near open flames when lifting
cookware. Do not use a towel or other
bulky cloth in place of a pot holder. Such
cloths can catch fire on a hot burner.
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 heat fat slowly, and watch as it heats.
Do not leave any items on the cooktop.
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 hazard.
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.
Do not flame foods on the cooktop. If you
do flame foods under the hood, turn the
fan on.
Do not leave plastic items on the cooktop.
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
Safety Instructions
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