Use& CareGuide
Griddle (Model SC8536EX only)
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number plate (inside
the cooktop)
Control panel
Surface bu\mer grates
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Contents
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Important Safety Instructions ......................... .3
Using Your Cooktop ........................................ .5
Using the surface burners ...............................
Using the griddle .............................................
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Caring For Your Cooktop ................................ .7
Control panel and knobs .................................
Surface burner grates, burner caps
and griddle ......................................................
Surface burners ..............................................
Liit-up cooktop ................................................
Cleaning tips ..................................................
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If You Need Senrice Or Assistance ................ IO
Whirlpool Cooking Product Warranty ............ 12
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance.
Please complete and mail the Owner Registration Card provided with this product. Then
complete the form below. Have this information
ready if you need service or call with a question.
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model and serial numbers from plate
(located inside the cooktop) and purchase date
from sales slip.
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Keep this book and the sales slip together in a
handy place.
Model Number
Serial Number
01992 Whirlpool Corporation
Purchase Date
Service Company Phone Number
You are responsible for:
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Installing and leveling the cooktop in a countertop
and cabinet strong enough to support its weight,
and where it is protected from the elements. (See
the Installation Instructions.)
Making sure the cooktop is not used by anyone
unable to operate it properly.
Properly maintaining the cooktop.
Using the cooktop only for jobs expected of a
home cooktop.
ImportantSafetyInstructions
Gas cooktops have been thoroughly tested for safe and efficient operation. However, as with any appliance,
there are specific installation and safety precautions which must be followed to ensure safe and satisfactory
operation.
To reduce the risk of fire, electricel shock, injury to persons, or
damage when using the cooktop, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a
fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury
or death.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in
the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
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l Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your
building.
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call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow
the gas supplier’s instructions.
l lf you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
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Install or locate the cooktop only in accordance
with the provided Installation Instructions. The
cooktop must be installed by a qualified installer.
The cooktop must be properly connected to the
proper gas supply and checked for leaks. The
cooktop must also be properly connected to
electrical supply and grounded.
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Gas fuels and their use in appliances can cause
minor exposures to benzene, formaldehyde,
carbon monoxide and soot, primarily from
incomplete combustion. Significant exposure to
these substances can cause cancer or reproductive harm. Properly adjusted burners with a
blue, rather than a yellow, flame will minimize
imcomplete combustion. Venting with a hood or
an open window will further minimize exposure.
Important Safety Instructions
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Do not operate the cooktop if it is damaged
or not working properly.
Do not use the cooktop for warming or heating
the room. Persons could be burned or injured,
or a fire could start.
Use the cooktop only for its intended use as
described in this manual.
Do not wear loose or hanging garments when
using the cooktop. They could ignite if they
touch a hot surface burner and you could be
burned.
DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE BURNERS OR
AREAS NEAR SURFACE BURNERS. Areas
near surface burners become hot enough to
cause burns. During use, do not touch, or let
clothing or other flammable materials contact
surface burners or areas near surface burners
until they have had sufficient time to cool.
Make sure the utensils you use are large
enough to contain food and avoid boilovers
and spillovers. Heavy splattering or spillovers
left on a cooktop can ignite and burn you. Pan
size is especially important in deep fat frying.
Turn pan handles inward, but not over other
surface burners. This will help reduce the
chance of burns, igniting of flammable
materials, and spills due to bumping of the
pan.
Use only dry potholders. Moist or damp
potholders on surface burners may result in
burns from steam. Do not let potholder touch
surface burners. Do not use a towel or bulky
cloth for a potholder. It could catch on fire.
Check to be sure glass cooking utensils are
safe for use on the cooktop. Only certain types
of glass, glass-ceramic, ceramic, earthenware
or other glazed utensils are suitable for
cooktops without breaking due to the sudden
change in temperature.
Do not use decorative covers or trivets over
the surface burners.
Do not heat unopened containers. They could
explode. The hot contents could cause burns
and container particles could cause injury.
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Grease is flammable. Do not allow grease to
collect around cooktop or in vents. Wipe
spillovers immediately.
Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick
up a flaming pan. Smother flaming pan on
cooktop by covering with a well-fitted lid,
cookie sheet or flat tray. Flaming grease
outside of pan can be extinguished with
baking soda or, if available, a multipurpose dry
chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
Never leave surface burners unattended at
high heat settings. A boilover could result and
cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may
ignite.
Do not store flammable materials on or near
the cooktop. The fumes can create an
explosion and/or fire hazard.
Do not store things children might want above
the cooktop. Children could be burned or
injured while climbing on it.
Do not leave children alone or unattended in
area where the cooktop is in use. They should
never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of
the cooktop. They could be burned or injured.
Never use a match or other flame to look for a
gas leak. Explosion and injury could result.
Know where your main gas shut off valve is
located.
Clean your cooktop regularly. See care and
cleaning instructions in this manual.
Do not repair or replace any part of the
cooktop unless specifically recommended in
this manual. All other servicing should be
referred to a qualified technician.
Disconnect the electrical supply before
servicing the cooktop.
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UsingYourCooktop
Using the surface burners
Your cooktop is equipped with electric ignitors.
Electric ignitors automatically light the burners
each time they are used.
Control knobs must be pushed in and turned
to the LITE position. The clicking sound is the
ignition sparking. Visually check that the burner
has lit.
To stop the clicking sound after the burner
lights, turn the control knob back to a desired
setting. The control knob can be set anywhere
between HI and OFF.
Burner heat settings
Until you get used to the settings, use the
following as a guide. For best results, start
cooking at the high settings; then turn the control
knob down to continue cooking.
Use LITE to light the burner. After the burner
lights, turn control back to a desired setting to stop
the clicking of the ignition.
Use HI to start foods cooking; to bring liquids to
a boil.
Use a medium setting to continue cooking or to
fry chicken or pancakes; for gravy, pudding and
icing; to cook large amounts of vegetables.
Use a low setting to keep food warm until ready
to serve. Set the heat higher or lower within the
LOW band to keep food at the temperature you
want.
NOTE: Do not cook with the control in the LITE
position.
Use correct burner heat settings. If the heat
setting is too high, it can:
l Char bacon and cause curling.
l Make eggs tough and crisp at the edges.
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liver, fish and seafood.
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sauces and custards.
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Using Your Cooktop
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In case of a prolonged power failure
Surface burners can be manually lighted. Hold a
lighted match near a burner and turn the control to
the LITE position. After the burner lights, turn the
control to the desired setting.
Using the griddle
(Models SC8536EX& SC8536EW)
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Burn, Fire and Explosion Hazard
Burner flame should not extend beyond
the edge of the cooking utensil. The flame
can burn you and cause poor cooking
results.
Be sure all control knobs are turned to off
when you are not cooking. Someone could
be burned or a fire could start if a burner is
accidentally left ON.
lf the flame should go out while cooking,
or if there is a strong gas odor, turn the
burners OFF. Wait five minutes for the gas
odor to disappear before relighting burner.
tf gas odor is still present, see safety note
on page 3. Failure to follow these precautions could result in explosion or fire.
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Burn, Fire and Product Damage Hazard
Be sure the griddle control is off and the
griddle is cool and covered when not in
use. Failure to do so could result in burns,
fire or damage.
When cleaning griddle, never use a metal
scouring pad or abrasive cleanser on the
griddle. These will damage the non-stick
surface.
Do not use cookware on the griddle. Use
only plastic or nylon kitchen utensils on
the griddle. Metal can damage the nonstick cooking surface.
NOTE: Griddle cover must be in open position
when griddle is on.
Before using the griddle for the first time:
1. The cooking surface should be washed with
warm, soapy water, rinsed and dried.
2. After cleaning, lightly wipe the cooking surface
with cooking oil to prevent food from sticking.
You do not have to season (grease) the
griddle every time you use it. Be sure to use
only cooking oil (not shortening or butter) to
season the griddle.
3. Preheat on HI, then turn control to a lower
setting to cook.
4. Place food directly on cooking surface.
5. Turn off the griddle burner when cooking is
finished. Leaving burner ON will damage the
griddle.
Griddle chart
Preheat on HI. then turn to a lower settino to cook.
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FOOD
Pork
sausage
patty
PREHEAT
TIME
COOK
SEITING
No preheat
Med.
No preheat 1
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5 Min.
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Griddling time
individual tast
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3 Min.
3 Min.
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CaringForYourCooktop
Burn, Electrical Shock,
Fire and Explosion Hazard
Make sure all controls are off and the
cooktop is cool before cleaning.
Do nol use oven cleaners, bleach or rust
removers.
Do not obstruct the flow of combustion
and ventilation air.
Failure to follow these guidelines could
result in burns, electrical shock, fire or
explosion.
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Control panel and knobs
1. Make sure control knobs are turned to OFF.
2. Pull control knobs straight off.
3. Use warm, soapy water and a sponge or spray
glass cleaner and a paper towel to wipe the
control panel. Rinse and wipe dry with a soft
cloth.
4. Wash control knobs with warm, soapy water
and a sponge. Rinse well and dry with a soft
cloth. Do not soak.
5. Replace control knobs by pushing them firmly
into place.
NOTE: When cleaning, never use steel wool,
abrasives, or commercial oven cleaners which may
damage the finish. After cleaning, make sure all
control knobs point to OFF.
Caring For Your Cook-top
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Surface burner grates, burner
caps and griddle
1. Make sure all surface burners are off and the
surrounding parts are cool.
2. Lift off the burner grates and burner caps and
remove the griddle.
3. Wash the grates and caps with warm, soapy
water or in a dishwasher. Use a nonabrasive
plastic scrubbing pad or cleanser for cooked-on
food. Rinse and dry well.
4. Wash the griddle in warm, soapy water. Use a
nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad for cookedon food.
NOTE: Do not use metal scouring pads or
abrasive cleansers; they will scratch the nonstick finish.
5. Replace the burner grates, burner caps and
griddle.
Surface burners
To lift up the cooktop, follow the instructions in
“Lit-up cooktop” on page 9.
Wipe off surface burners with warm, soapy water
and a sponge after each use. Use a plastic
scrubbing pad for cooked-on food.
If ports are clogged, clean with a straight pin. Do
not enlarge or distort the ports. Do not use a
toothpick to clean the ports.
Occasionally check the burner flames for proper
size and shape as shown. A good flame is blue in
color. If flames lift off ports, are yellow, or are noisy
when turned off, you may need to clean the
burners (see above or “Cleaning tips” on page lo),
or call a qualified technician for adjustment.
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Typical surface burner flame
at highest setting
Lift-up cooktop
1. Remove surface burner grates and caps.
2. Lift front of cooktop at corners and swing up the
support rod.
3. Carefully lower the cooktop onto the support rod.
Personal Injury and Product Damage Hazard
Be sure the rod fits in the notch in the
cooktop and is held securely. The cooktop
could accidentally fall and injure you.
Do not drop the cooktop. Damage can result
to the porcelain and the cookto~ frame.
4. Wipe surface under the cooktop with warm,
soapy water. Use a soap-filled plastic scrubbing
pad on heavily soiled areas.
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Caring For Your Cooktop
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Cleaning tips
For cooked-on food:
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Control knobs
Clean with warm, soapy water and a sponge.
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Wash, rinse and dry well.
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Do not soak.
Control panel and trim
Clean with warm, soapy water and a sponge or
spray glass cleaner and a paper towel.
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Follow directions provided with the cleaner.
Cwktop surface
Clean with warm, soapy water and a sponge.
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Wipe off regularly when cooktop is cool.
Use a nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad for
heavily soiled areas.
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Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.
NOTE: Do not allow food containing acids (such
as vinegar, tomato or lemon juice) to remain on
surface. Acids may remove the glossy finish.
Also, wipe up milk or egg spills as soon as they
occur.
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not enlarge or distort port. Do not use a
wooden toothpick.
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Do not clean surface burner in dishwasher.
Surface burner grates and caps
Clean with warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive
plastic scrubbing pad or cleanser.
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rinse and dry well.
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Dry completely.
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Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.
Griddle and cover
Clean with warm, soapy water and a sponge or
nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad.
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Clean after each use.
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Wash, rinse and dry well.
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Surface burners
Clean with warm, soapy water and a sponge.
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Lift up cooktop (see page 9).
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Wipe off spills immediately after burner has
cooled.
Remove burner from manifold with Phillios
screwdriver.
Wash with warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad.
Rinse and dry well.
If ports are clogged, clean with a straight pin. Do
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cleansers.
Use a nonabrasive
cooked-on foods.
plastic scrubbing pad for
If YouNeedServiceOrAssistancemw
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We suggest you follow these
steps:
1. Before calling for assistance ...
Performance problems often result from little things
you can find and fix without tools of any kind.
lf burner fails to light:
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lf nothing operates:
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Is the cooktop properly connected to gas supply?
(See Installation Instructions.)
Is the power supply cord plugged into a live
circuit with the proper voltage? (See Installation
Instructions.)
Have you checked your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
Have instructions in this book been followed?
Is the control knob set in the correct position?
Is the flow of combustion and/or ventilation air to
the unit obstructed? Do not obstruct airflow to
and around unit.
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Recheck suspected defect
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Is the cooktop connected to electrical power?
Have you checked your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
Are burner ports clogged? See “Cleaning tips”
above.
lf burner flames are uneven:
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Are burner ports clogged? See “Cleaning tips”
above.
lf burner flames lift off ports, are yellow, or are
noisy when turned off:
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The air/gas mixture may be incorrect. (Call for
service.)
lf burner makes a popping noise when ON:
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Is the burner wet from washing? Let dry.
lf control knob(s) will not turn:
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Did you push in before trying to turn?
If cooking results ars not what you expected:
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Is the cooktop level?
Does the flame size fit the cooking utensil being
used?
Are you following a tested recipe from a reliable
source?
Are you using pans recommended in a reliable
cookbook?
Are the pans the size called for in the recipe?
Do the cooking utensils have smooth, flat
bottoms and fii the surface burners being used?
2. lf you need assistance* ...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in
the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The
consultant can instruct you in how to obtain
satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if
service is necessary, recommend a qualified
service company in your area.
If you prefer, wriie to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
4. lf you need FSP replacement parts* ...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol
of quality whenever you need a replacement part
for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement
parts will fii right and work right, because they are
made to the same exacting specifications used to
build every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area,
refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool
Assistance Center number in Step 2.
5. lf you are not satisfied with how the problem
was solved+ ...
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer
views at the highest levels of the major appliance
industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Driie
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
When requesting assistance, please provide:
model number, serial number, date of purchase,
and a complete description of the problem. This
information is needed in order to better respond
to your request.
3. If you need sewice*...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of authorized
Whirlpools” service companies. Whirlpool service techniE cians are trained to fulfill the
product warranty and provide
after-warranty service, anywhere in the Unked
States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service
company in your area, call our Consumer
Assistance Center telephone number (see Step 2)
or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages
under:
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WHIRLPOOL”
GasCookingProductWarrantyGR003
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
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FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized WhirlpoolSM service company.
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the cooking product.
2. Instruct you how to use the cooking product.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when the cooking product is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to the cooking product caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized
Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Service or Assistance” section of this book. After checking “Service or
Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number,
l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.
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Part No. 36-303460-03-O/4320691
01992 Whirlpool Corporation
Sewice Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
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