Maytag Jenn-Air Two-Element Cooktop User`s guide

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Cooktop At A Glance
Hot Surface Lights
Cooking Areu
Setting the Controls
Suggested Control Settings
Tips to Protect Your Cooktop
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Model JED8430
Congratulations on your choice of a Jenn-Air downdraft
cooktop. Your complete satisfaction is very important to us.
Read this user’s guide carefully. It is intended to help you
operate and maintain your new cooktop.
In addition, you will find a booklet entitled “Cooking Made
Simple.” It contains information on selecting cookware, pan
sizes and heat setting recommendations.
Save time and money. Check the “Before You Call” section
ofthia guide. It lists causes of minor operating problems that
you can correct yourself.
However, should you need service. it is helpful to have the
model and serial numbers available. This information can be
found on the data plate located on the bottom of the cooktop.
These numbers are also on the Product Registration card that
came with your appliance. Before sending in this card record
these numbers along with the purchase date below.
Model Number
---------Serial Number
Read and follow all instructions before using this appliance to prevent the potential risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury or damage to the appliance as a result of improper usage of the appliance. Use appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this guide.
To ensure proper and safe operation: Appliance must be
properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician.
In Case of Fire
Turn off appliance and ventilating system to avoid spreading
the flame. Extinguish tlame then turn
on ventilation system to remove
smoke and odor.
+ Cooktop: Smother tire or flame in a pan with a lid or cookie sheet.
NEVER pick up or move a flaming pan.
---------Date of Purchase
IMPORTANT: Keep this guide and the sales receipt in a
reference. Proof of originalpurchase
date is needed for warranty service.
If you have questions or need more help, write us (include
your model number and phone number) or call:
Jenn-Air Customer Service
Attn: CAIRsb’ Center
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320-2370
I -800-6X8- I 100 (USA and CANADA)
I-800-688-2080 (U.S. TTY for deaf, hearing
impaired or speech impaired)
(Mon. - Fri., 8 am-8pm Eastern Time)
For service information, see page 6.
NOTE: In our continuing eflort to improve the quality
and performance of our cooking products, it may be
/ necessary to make changes to the appliance without
revising this manual.
Do not use water on grease fires. Use baking soda. a dry
chemical or foam-type extinguisher to smother tire or flame.
General Instructions
If appliance is installed near a window, proper precautions
should be taken to prevent curtains from blowing over surface elements.
NEVER use appliance to warm or heat the room. Failure to
follow this instruction can lead to possible burns, injury, tire,
or damage to the appliance.
NEVER wear loose-fitting or hanging garments while using the appliance. Clothing could catch utensil handles or
ignite and cause burns if garment comes in contact with hot
heating elements.
To ensure proper operation and to avoid damage to the appliance or possible injury, do not adjust, service, repair or
replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in this guide. Refer all other servicing to a qualified
NEVER store or use gasoline or other combustible or tlammable materials near surface units or in the vicinity of this
appliance as fumes could create a fire hazard or an explosion.
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To prevent grease fires, do not let cooking grease or other
tlammable materials accumulate in or near the appliance.
Use only dry potholders. Moist or damp potholders on hot
may result in a steam burn. Do not let potholder
touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or other bulky
cloth which could easily touch hot heating elements and ignite.
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Turn pan handle toward center of cooktop, not out into the
room or over another surface element. This reduces the risk
of burns, ignition of flammable materials, or spillage if pan
is accidently bumped or reached by small children.
NEVER cook on broken cooktop. If cooktop should break,
cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken
cooktop and create a risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately.
Always turn off all controls when cooking is completed.
NEVER heat unopened containers on the cooktop. Pressure
build-up in the container may cause container to burst resulting in burns, injury or damage to the appliance.
NEVER use aluminum foil or foil containers on the cooktop.
These may become very hot.
Clean only parts listed in this guide and use procedures
This appliance has been tested for safe performance using
conventional cookware. Do not use any devices or accessories that are not specifically recommended in this manual. Do
not use eyelid covers for the surface units or stovetop grills.
The use of devices or accessories not expressly recommended in this guide can create serious safety hazards, result
in performance problems, and reduce the life of the components of the appliance.
NEVER leave surface units unattended especially when using high heat settings. An unattended boilover could cause
smoking and a greasy spillover can cause a fire.
This appliance is equipped with different size surface elements. Select pans having flat bottoms large enough to cover
element. Proper relationship of pan to element will improve
cooking efficiency.
If pan is smaller than element, a portion of the element will
be exposed to direct contact and could ignite clothing or
Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for cooktop without breaking due to the sudden change in temperature. Follow utensil manufacturer’s instructions when using glass.
Clean cooktop with caution. Some cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface. If a wet sponge, cloth,
or paper towel is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be
careful to avoid steam burn.
Deep Fat Fryers
Use extreme caution when moving the grease pan or disposing of hot grease. Allow grease to cool before attempting to
move pan.
Heating Elements
NEVER touch surface elements or areas near elements.
Heating elements may be hot even though they are dark in
color. Areas near surface elements may become hot enough
to cause bums. During and after use, do not touch or let clothing or other flammable materials contact these areas until
they have had sufficient time to cool.
Child Safety
NEVER leave children alone or unsupervised in area where
appliance is in use or is still hot.
NEVER allow children to sit or stand on any part of the appliance as they could be injured or burned.
CAUTION: NEVER store items of interest to children in
cabinets above an appliance. Children climbing on appliance
to reach items could damage the appliance or be burned or
seriously injured.
Children must be taught that the appliance and utensils in or
on it can be hot. Let hot utensils cool in a safe place, out of
reach of small children. Children should be taught that an
appliance is not a toy. Children should not be allowed to play
with controls or other parts of the unit.
Using Your Cooktop
Cooktop At A Glance
+ Glass ceramic surfaces retain heat. Turn the elements
o&fa few minutes before food is completely cooked and
use the retained heat to complete the cooking.
1 - Left Rear
2 - Left Front
3 - Right Front
(dual element)
4 - Right Rear
Hot Surface Indicator
Because of the heat retention characteristics, the
elements will not respond to changes in settings as
quickly as coil elements. In the event of a potential
boilover, remove the pan from the cooking area.
Your cooktop has Hot Surface Lights located next to the
elements. These lights indicate when the adjacent cooking
area is hot to the touch even after the control has been turned
off. The red light will remain on until the area has cooled.
Cooking Areas
Suggested Control
The size and type of cookware used and the amount and type
of food being cooked will influence the setting needed fat
best cooking results. Electrical line voltage may also vary.
which will affect the needed control setting.
The settings indicated below serve as a guide.
The cooking areason yourcooktop are identified by permanent
patterns on the glass-ceramic surface. For most efficient
cooking. fit the pm size to the element size. Pans should not
extend more than l/2 to I-inch beyond the cooking area.
Setting the Controls
+ Thecontrols arc push-turn type.
To turn on the elcmcnts. push
down and turn in either
+ To turn on the dual elcmcnt.
turn clockwise from OFF to control the large element and
counter-clockwise from OFF to control the small element.
+ When the control is in any position other than OFF, it may
be turned without pushing down.
+ When the control knob is turned ON, the ring around the
control knob will glow.
+ When an elcmcnt is turned ON, the cooking area will heat
up and the red glow of the heating element will be seen
through the glass-ceramic top. It is normal to see the red
2(710~of the clcmcnt whenever it cycles ON. The elements
will cycle on and off for all control settings except HI.
A fast heat to start cooking quickly and to bring
liquids to a boil or blanch.
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(Medium High) for fast frying or browning foods, to
maintain rapid boil of large amounts of food.
(Medium) For foods cooked in a double boiler,
sauteing, slow boil of large amounts of food. and
most frying.
(Medium Lo) To stew, steam, simmer; to continue
cooking foods started on higher settings.
Maintaining serving temperatures of foods,
simmering foods, melting butter or chocolate.
To achieve optimum cooking performance, use heavy gauge,
flat. smooth bottom pans that conform to the diameter of the
cooking area. (See “Cooking Made Simple” for cookware
characteristics and recommendations.)
Wok Cooking
Use Jenn-Air’s flat bottom wok
(Model A0 142) for optimum results. The
wok has a nonstick finish, wood handles.
cover, steaming rack, rice paddles, cooking tips and recipes.
Using Your Cooktop
Tips to Protect Your Cooktop
+ Before first use, clean the cooktop. (See page 5.)
The built-in ventilation system removes cooking vapors,
odors and smoke from foods prepared on your cooktop.
+ Make sure bottom of pan is clean before placing on cooktop.
+ Do not use non-flat specialty items that are oversized or
uneven such as round bottom
woks, rippled bottom and/or
ovcrsizcd canners and griddles.
+ The pop-up fan control is located at the front of the air grille.
Air Grille
To operate the ventilation system,
push the knob down to pop it up.
Turn the knob clockwise until it
stops for low fan speed. The fan can
be set at any speed between low and
high by turning the knob counterclockwise toward the OFF position.
+ Do not cook foods directly on the
cooktop or use the cooktop as a
cutting board.
+ The fan can be used to remove strong
odors from the kitchen as when
chopping onions near the fan.
+ Do not use a small pan on a large element. Not only does
this waste energy, but it can alsoresult in spitlovers burning
onto the cooking area which requires extra cleaning.
+ Do not allow a pan to boil dry as this could damage the
cooktop and the pan.
+ Do not slide heavy metal or glass pans across the surface
since these may scratch.
+ Do not use a trivet. fire ring or metal stand between pans and
the elements.
+ Do not use foil or foil-type containers. Foil may melt onto
the glass. If metal melts on the cooktop, do not use. Call
an authorized Jenn-Air Servicer.
+ Do not allow plastic. sugar or foods with high sugar content
to melt onto the hot cooktop. Melted materials left on the
cooktop can cause permanent damage.
If YOLIaccidentally melt these items on the cooktop, turn
control to low and immediately scrape the melted material
to a cooler area on the cooktop using a razor blade scraper
held carefully with a potholder. Turn element off. When
the element has cooled, scrape off the remaining soil and
clean as indicated on page 5.
+ Wipe the cooktop surface with a clean damp cloth or paper
towel before each LISC. Invisible grease spatters, water
spots, etc.. can cause stains after the element is heated.
+ If a spillover occurs while cooking, immediately clean the
spill l’rom the cooking area while it is hot to prevent a tough
cleaning chore later. Using extreme care. wipe spill with a
clean dry towel.
+ Do not allow spills to remain on the cooking area or the
cooktop trim for a long period of time.
+ Do not use abrasive cleansing powders or scouring pads
which will scratch the cooktop.
+ Do not use chlorine bleach. ammonia or other cleansers not
specifically recommended for use on glass-ceramic.
F&I Control
Care and Cleaning of the
Ventilation System
+ Air Grille: Set the fan control knob in the “down”
position. Lift the air grille off by grasping the opening at
the rear of the grille. Wipe clean or wash in the dishwasher
or sink with mild household detergents. To prevent scratching the surface, do not use abrasive cleaners or scruhhing pads.
+ Pop-up Knob: With knob in the “down” position, remove
the air grille. Place the knob in the “up” position. Wipe
knob with a clean cloth and soap and water. Rinse and dry.
Return knob to the “down” position, replace air grille.
+ Filter: Turn off ventilation system before removing. The
filter is a permanent type and should be cleaned when
soiled. Clean in sink with warm water and detergent or in
FILTER. Filter should always be placed
at an angle. As you face the front of the
cooktop. the bottom of the filter should
rest on the ledge on the right side. The top
of the filter should rest against the left
side. There are also ledges on the front
and rear sides for the filter to rest. (Note:
If filter is flat against the fan wall,
ventilation effectiveness is reduced.)
+ Ventilation Chamber: This area. which houses the filter,
should be cleaned in the event of spills or whenever it
becomes coated with a film of grease. It can be cleaned with
paper towel, damp cloth. or sponge and mild household
detergent or cleanser.
Care and Cleaning
+ Before cleaning, be certain all elements are turned off
and the cooktop is cool.
+ Avoid using soiled cleaning cloths or sponges. They may
leave an invisible film on the cooktop which may stain the
- Abrasive cleaning powders or scouring pads.
- Chemicals including oven cleaners, chlorine bleach
and ammonia or products containing these chemicals.
Cleaning Chart
Cleaning Procedure
Control Knobs
+ Remove knobs when in the OFF position by pulling each knob straight up.
+ Wash knobs in warm soapy water or dishwasher; do not soak or use abrasive cleaners such as stee
wool pads. Rinse and dry.
+ Replace knobs. Make sure knobs are in the OFF position.
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Fan Control
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Cooking Area
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+ After removing air grille (see page 4). pop the knob up. Wipe with a clean cloth and soap and water
Rinse and dry thoroughly. Return knob to “down” position, replace air grille.
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+ General Cleaning and Light Soil - use soap and water and a clean cloth or paper towel, or nonabrasive cleaners such as a baking soda/water paste or Bon Ami*. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Commercial cooktop cleaners may also be used such as Cooktop Cleaning Creme (Part No.
2000000 1). Follow package directions.
4 Heavy Soils or Metal Marks - gently scrub with a plastic scrubber using Cooktop Cleaning
Creme or cleaners listed above. If stain is not removed, reapply cleaner and allow to remain on
surface for 30 minutes. Keep moist by covering with wet paper towels. Scrub again.
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+ Burned on Soils or Crusty Soils - place edge of a single-edge razor blade at a
30” angle. Very carefully scrape off soil. Clean remainder of soil with method
described above.
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+ Items Melted on Cooktop (plastic. sugar or foods with high sugar content) - Turn control to low
and immediately scrape the melted material to a cooler area on the cooktop using a razor blade
scraper held carefully with a potholder. Turn element OFF. When the element has cooled, scrape
off the remaining soil and clean as indicated above.
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4 See page 4.
* Brand names are trademarks of the respective manufacturers.
Before You Call for Service
Check the following list to be sure a service call is really necessary.
Nothing on the cooktop operates:
for a blown circuit fuse or a tripped main circuit
+ check if cooktop is properly connected to electric circuit in
+ check if controls have been properly set.
+ check
Cooktop elements do not get hot enough:
+ surface controls may not be set properly.
+ voltage to house may be low.
0 cookware may not be tlat or the correct size or shape.
Elements emit slight odor and/or smoke when first turned on:
+ this is normal.
Tiny scratches or abrasions appear on the cooktop:
+ coarseparticles (i.e. sugar,dust, salt) were betweencookware
bottoms and cooktop.
+ incorrect cleaning materials were used to clean cooktop.
+ glass cookware was slid acrossthe cooktop.
+ cookware with a rough bottom was used.
Metal markings appear on cooktop:
+ metal pansor utensils, especially aluminum, were slid across
the cooktop.
Brown streaks and/or areas of discoloration with a metallic
sheen appear on cooktop:
+ boilovers burned onto the cooktop.
+ mineral depositsfrom water or food burned onto the cooktop.
+ soil from the pan bottom was transferred to the cooktop.
+ incorrect cleaning materials were used.
Ventilation system is not capturing smoke efficiently:
+ check on cross ventilation in room or make up air.
+ excessive amount of smoke is being created.
+ filter may be improperly installed (see page 4).
+ cooktop may be improperly installed:
- check ducting size: 6” diameter round or
3 I/,” x 10” rectangular.
- check if more than three 90” elbows were used.
- check if a Jenn-Air wall cap was used.
- refer to complete installation instructions.
If You Need Service:
+ Call the dealer from whom your appliance was purchased or call Maytag Appliances Sales Company,
Jenn-Air Customer Assistance at l-800-688-1 100, or
l-423-472-3333 to locate an authorized service comPanY.
+ Be sure to retain proof of purchase to verify warranty
status. Refer to WARRANTY (last page) for further
information on owner’s responsibilities for warranty
+ If the dealer or service company cannot resolve the
problem, write to Maytag Appliances Sales Company,
Attn: CAIRS” Center, P.O. Box 2370, Cleveland, TN
37320-2370, or call l-800-688-1100 or 1-423-4723333.
U.S. customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired
or speech impaired, call l-800-688-2080.
NOTE: When writing or calling about a service problem, please include the following information:
a. Your name, addressand telephone number;
b. Model number and serial number;
c. Name and addressof your dealer or servicer;
d. A clear description of the problem you are
e. Proof of purchase (sales receipt).
+ User’s guides, service manuals and parts catalogs are
available from Maytag Appliances Sales Company,
Jenn-Air Customer Assistance.
All specifications subject to changeby manufacturer without notice.
Full One Year Warranty - Parts and Labor
For one (1) year from the original retail purchase date, any part which fails in normal home use will be repaired or
replaced free of charge.
Limited Warranties - Parts Only
Second Year - After the first year from the original purchase date, parts which fail in normal home use will be repaired
or replaced free of charge for the part itself. with the owner paying all other costs, including labor. mileage and transportation.
Third Through Fifth Year - From the original purchase date. parts listed below which fail in normal home use will be
repaired or replaced free of‘ charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor, mileage and
Electronic Controls
Class-ceramic Cooktop: due to thermal breakage.
Electric Heating Elements: surface elements on electric cooking appliances.
Canadian Residents
The above warranties only cover an appliance installed in Canada that has been certified or listed by appropriate test
agencies for compliance to a National Standard of Canada unless the appliance was brought into Canada due to transfer
of residence from the United States to Canada.
Limited Warranty Outside the United States and Canada - Parts Only
For two (2) years from the date of original retail purchase, any part which fails in normal home use will be repaired or
replaced free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor, mileage and transportation.
What is Not Covered By These Warranties:
1. Conditions and damages resulting from any of the
a. Improper installation. delivery, or maintenance.
b. Any repair. modification, alteration. or adjustment not by the manufacturer or an authorized
c. Misuse, abuse. accidents, or unreasonable use.
d. Incorrect electric current, voltage, or supply.
e. Improper setting of any control.
2. Warranties are void if the original serial numbers have
been removed, altered. or cannot be readily determined.
4. Products purchased for commercial or industrial use.
5. The cost of service or service call to:
a. Correct installation errors.
b. Instruct the user on the proper use of the product.
c. Transport the appliance to the servicer.
6. Consequential or incidental damages sustained by any
person as a result of any breach of these warranties.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
consequential or incidental damages, so the above
exclusion may not apply.
3. Light bulbs.
PrInted I" U S A
Part No 8111P415.60