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Safety Instructions Operating Instructions Care and Cleaning Troubleshooting Tips
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.
■ Always use the LITE position when igniting
the top burners and make sure the burners
■ Never leave the surface burners
unattended at high flame settings.
Boilovers cause smoking and greasy
spillovers that may catch on fire.
■ 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.
■ When using glass cookware, make sure it
is designed for cooktop cooking.
■ 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
■ 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
■ When preparing flaming foods under the
hood, turn the fan on.
■ Large scratches or impacts to glass
cooktops can lead to broken or shattered