BUILT BETTER THAH IT HAS TO BE" Owner's Covering models AKT3020, Manual AKT3630, AKT3040 and AKT3650 Contents Important Safety Information ............. 3 Utensil Recommendations ................ 5 Cooking on the Smoothtop ................ 6 Care and Cleaning ............................ 8 Troubleshooting ................................. 9 Amana Warranty ............................. 12 Electric Smoothtop Cooktop Keep instructions Be sure manual for future stays with reference. cooktop. Part No.81 ! 1P469-60 Thank you for buying an Amana Please take the time to complete the registration card and return promptly. If registration card is missing, call Amana Consumer Affairs Department. When contacting Amana, provide product information from serial plate. The serial plate is located on the underside of the unit. Model Number Manufacturing (P) Number Serial Number (S/N) Purchase Date Dealer Name Dealer Address Dealer Phone Cooktop! Asure TM Service Extended Plan Amana Appliances oilers long-terln service protection for this new cooktop. Asure Extended Service Plan, covering functional parts, labor, and travel chaNes, is specially designed to supplement a strong warranty. Call 1-800-528-2682 t\_r information. TM Parts Keep this manual and your sales receipt together in a safe place for future reference or if warranty service is required. and Accessories Purchase replacement parts and additional accessories by phone. To order accessories for your Amana product, call 1-800-688-9900 USA or 1-800-688-2002 Canada For answers to questions or to locate an authorized servicer, call 1-800-688-9900 USA or 1-800-688-2002 Canada. Warranty service must be performed by an authorized servicer. Amana Appliances also recommends contacting an authorized servicer if service is required after warranty expires. Save Time and Money If something seems unusual, please check "Troubleshooting" section, which is designed to help you solve problems before calling service. If you have a question, call 1-800-688-9900 USA or 1-800-688-9900 Canada or write us at: Consumer Affairs Department Amana Appliances 2800 - 220th Trail Amana, Iowa 52204 Remember to include model number of your appliance and your phone numbel: What about You Need Safety to Know Instructions Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this manual are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. Co1111ylon sense, caution, and care must be exercised when installing, maintaining, or operating cooktop. Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent, or manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand. Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels DANGER DANGER--Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury or death. WARNING WARNING--Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal injury or death. CAUTION CAUTION--Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury or product or property damage. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION CAUTION [ DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS OR AREAS NEAR UNITS--Surface WARNING To avoid personal injury, do not sit, stand or lean on cooktop. units may be hot though they are dark in color. Areas near surface units may become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing touch or other flammable materials contact surface units or areas near surface units until they have had enough time to cool. These areas include the cooktop and backguard. [ CAUTION WARNING In Case Precautions • • • • • • • of Fire Do not cook food directly on cooktop surface, always use cookware. Do not mix household cleaning products. Chemical mixtures may interact with objectionable or even hazardous results. Do not put plastic items on warm cooking areas. They may melt and stick. Do not slide rough metal objects across cooktop surface. Scratching or metal marking can result. Do not leave fat heating unless you remain nearby. Fat can ignite if overheated by spilling onto hot surfaces. Do not allow pots to boil dry as this can cause damage to cooking surface and pan. Do not use cooktop surface as a cutting board. Do not use cooktop for storage or as a display counter. Fires can occur as a result of over cooking or excessive grease. Though a fire is unlikely, if one occurs, proceed as follows: Surface Element Fire 1. Smother the fire with a 2. nonflammable lid or baking soda, or use a Class ABC or BC extinguisher. Not water. Not salt. Not flour. As soon as it is safe to do so, turn the surface controls to OFF. Turn off power at main circuit breaker or fuse box. SAVE THESE ] To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, make sure your cooktop has been properly grounded and always disconnect it from main power supply before servicing. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials touch heating elements or interior surfaces of cooktop until they have had enough time to cool. • ] INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ALL APPLIANCES SURFACE 1. 1. Proper Installation--Be sure your appliance is <. _.;' properly installed and ..... '-:' ...... grounded by a qualified technician. Never Use Your Appliance for Warming or Heating the Room. Do Not Leave Children Alone--Children should not be alone or unattended in the area where the appliance is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the appliance. Wear Proper Apparel--Loose fitting or hanging garments should never be worn while using appliance. User Servicing--Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in the manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician. Storage in or on Appliance--Flammable materials should not be stored in an oven or near surface units. Do Not Use Water On Grease Fires--Smother fire or flame, or use dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher. Use Only Dry Potholders--Moist or damp potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let potholder touch elements. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 2. 3. 4. CAUTION • Do not store items of interest to children in cabinets above a cooktop or on the back of a cooktop--children climbing on the cooktop to reach items could be seriously injured. UNITS Use Proper Pan Size--This appliance is equipped with one or more surface units of different size. Select utensils having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit heating element. The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the heating element to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Use of oversized utensils concentrates heat on cooking surface and can cause damage to cooktop. Proper relationship of utensil to burner improves efficiency. Never Leave Surface Units Unattended at High Heat Settings--Boilover causes smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite. Glazed Cooking Utensils--Only certain types of glass, ceramic, earthware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for cooktop service without breaking due to sudden change in temperature. Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extended Over Adjacent Surface Units--To reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil, the handle of a utensil should be positioned so that it is turned inward, and does not extend over adjacent surface units. GLASS/CERAMIC COOKING SURFACES 1. [ COOKING (cont'd) 2. Do Not Cook on Broken Cooktop--lf cooktop should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of electrical shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately. Clean Cooktop With Caution--If a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to avoid a steam burn. Some cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface. VENTILATION 1. 2. SAVE THESE HOODS Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently--Grease should not be allowed to accumulate on hood or filter. When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on. INSTRUCTIONS Utensil What Should I Consider Recommendations in Cookware? Flat SELECT AVOI D Flat bottomed cookware. Cookware with rounded or warped bottoms. Pans with aluminum disk bottoms, Glass, glass-ceramic, enamel porcelain or cast iron cookware, canners or pressure cookers. Heavy gauge metal cookware. Light gauge metal cookware. Handles that are secure, that are not heavy enough to tilt pan. Cookware with loose or broken handles. Proper pan size. Cookware that is smaller than or greater than heating element size by 1 inch. Flat bottomed wok. Wok with a ringstand on bottom. Pan Test For best cooking results, use a pan with a flat bottom. To determine if pan has a flat bottom. 1. Rotate a ruler along bottom of pan. If pan is not flat, gaps between bottom of pan and edge of ruler can be seen. 2. A small groove or mark on a pan does not affect cooking times. However, if a pan has a gap, formed rings, or an uneven bottom, it does not cook efficiently and in some cases may not boil liquid. More allan 1 inch overhang Conect size Can I can? Canning is not recommended with aW of the Amana smoothtop ranges or cooktops due to the intense heat and large cookware required to can. COOKWARE MATERIAL Aluminum The heat generated by the canning cook_x_e overheats both the elements and USES Heats and cools quickly. Use for frying, braising, and roasting. Stainless Steel Heats and cools at moderate rate. Use for soups, sauces, vegetables, general cooking. Copper Clad / Tin Lined Heats and cools quickly. Use for gourmet cooking, wine sauces, egg dishes. the slnoothtop of the cooktop. This may cause the slnoothtop to crack, cause thilure of the heating elements, mid may cause overheating of the surrounding walls. Damage incurred by canning, or attempting to can, using the smoothtop cooktop is not covered under warranty. Cooking on the Smoothtop If These Features are Different from _ Yours These examples are intended to show the variety of features that are available in the product line. If your cooktop does not have all the options that are shmxm, it is not a mistake. The information provided applies to several of the models in the product line. Setting Surface Element Controls Push and turn the surface element control knobs in either direction to turn on the surface elements. The outer edge of your pan should always cover the element graphic, with a maximum overhang of 1 inch. Surface elements are located under the ceramic cooking surface and radiate heat through the cooktop. The controls have infinite settings between LO and HI for fine temperature control. 1. Cooking Safely with Surface Elements 2. WARNING To avoid risk of serious personal injury, property damage, or fire, do not leave surface elements unattended while in operation. Grease and spillovers can ignite causing a fire. WARNING To avoid risk of electrical shock or serious personal injury, • never cook on a broken smoothtop cooking surface. Spillovers can penetrate broken surface and cause electric shock. • never clean broken cooktop. Cleaners can penetrate broken surface and cause electric shock. If smoothtop cooking surface breaks, discontinue use and contact an authorized servicer immediately. Push in and turn surface element control to desired setting. • You will see the element turn on and off while you are cooking. This is the element cycling to maintain proper temperature. When finished cooking, turn control to OFF position. Dual Surface Elements Dual surface elements have an inner and outer element that can be set according to the pan size. The outer edge of your pan should always cover the element graphic, with a maximum overhang of 1 inch. To use inner and outer element simultaneously, push and turn knob to double lined side of knob and desired heat setting. To use inner element only, push and turn knob to single line side of knob and desired heat setting. When finished, turn control to OFF position. SURFACE ELEMENT CONTROLSETTINGS LO MED HI Indicator WHEN TO USE SETTING Use to prepare food at less than boiling temperatures or to simmer. Use to maintain boiling of larger amounts of food, low temperature frying. Use to bring food to boiling temperatures. When food is boiling temperature setting should be reduced to LO through MED. Lights Surface elements are indicated by an indicator light that glows when the element is turned on. The location and number of indicator lights vary with each model. After a surface control is turned off\ the surface indicator light will continue to glow until sur*:ace temperature has cooled to approximately 145°F. The length of time the light remains on will vary. If there is more than one surface element light, do not expect the lights to shut off"at the same time. WARNING To avoid serious personal injury, do not use a damp or wet cloth to clean up spills on a hot or warm cooktop. Moist or damp cloths on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. After you cook... ...remember to establish a cleaning routine for your smoothtop. Cooktops can be sensitive to certain cooking spillovers. Unlike conventional cooktops, smoothtops should not be cleaned with a wet dishcloth when wiping down other counters. Daily care is quick, easy and can prevent damage. To purchase Alnana recommended cleaning products, contact our Consumer Affairs department at (800) 843-0304. 6 Cooking Using the Warming on the Smoothtop (cont'd) Zone Some cooktops are equipped with a convenient warming zone. The warming zone is designed to keep hot foods hot until serving time. When cooking such foods as pancakes, fried chicken, or even stir-fry the warming zone can keep cooked foods hot as other portions are cooked. All food placed on the warming zone should be covered with aluminum foil or a lid to maintain quality. For best results, when warming pastries or breads, cover should have a vent to allow moisture to escape. Do not use plastic wrap or plastic lids to cover food. The plastic could melt onto the surface and be very difficult to clean. Cookware should be restricted to utensils designed for use with a smoothtop cooktop. Cookware used on the warming zone should also not exceed the pattern of the element by more than one inch or be taller than six inches. 1. 2. Push in and turn surface element control to desired setting. Warming zone element approximate temperatures are: • 145°F on LO setting • 175°F on MED-LO setting • 205°F on MED setting • 250°F on MED-HI setting • 325°F on HI setting When finished with warming zone, turn control to OFF position. Temperature Selection To decrease the likelihood of food borne illness, hot foods should be kept at a minimum of 140°R Use a meat thermometer to verify foods kept on the warming zone are at this temperature. Use the chart below to approximate what heat setting to begin using for a particular food. Adjust as necessary depending on the maintained temperature of the food. Warming Food Item Zone Recommended Settings Heat Setting Approximate Temperature °F (Element) Breads/Pastries LO 145 Casseroles LO 145 Dinner Plates with Food LO 145 Eggs LO 145 Mashed Potatoes LO 145 MED-LO 175 Gravies MED 205 Meats MED 205 Sauces MED 205 Cream based soups MED 205 Stews MED 205 Vegetables HI 325 Fried Foods HI 325 Hot Beverages HI 325 Soups HI 325 Hamburger Casserole CAUTION Always use potholders or oven mitts when removing food from the warming zone as cookware and plates will be hot. Warming Zone Recommendations Utensil Because the warming zone is a part of the smoothtop cooktop, it is recommended only to use utensils designed specifically fbr use on the smoothtop (see Cookware Suggestions section). Using cookware not designed fbr use with a smoothtop may result in poor cooking performance, damage to the smoothtop, or damage to the cookware. Cookware should not be wider than 8 inches around or taller than 6 inches in height. Indicator Light The wanning zone has its own indicator light. It turns on when the control is set. The indicator light will remain on after the knob is turned to an offposition if the surface is still warln (approximately 145 °F). When the glass of the cooktop has cooled down sui_ciently, the indicator light will then shut off. Care and ° Cleaning Cleaning the Cooktop SUGGESTED CLEANING MATERIALS PART GENERAL DIRECTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Control knobs Mild soap and water Pull off knobs. Wash gently but do not soak. Dry and return controls to cooktop, making sure to match flat area on the knob to the flat area on shaft. Do not place in dishwasher. Cooktop trim Soap and water Clean cooktop trim with damp cloth and soapy water. If necessary, clean with nonabrasive cleaners or pads. Dry thoroughly when finished to avoid rusting. Do not use harsh powders, oven cleaners, scouring pads, or steel wool. Smoothtop Smoothtop Caring cleaner conditioner Follow cleaning directions on package and below. for the Smoothtop For routine cleaning, allow top to cool before cleansing. Wash surface with a dampened cloth and smoothtop cleaner conditioner. Use another clean damp paper towel to wipe off the cleaner. Use a dry paper towel, buff the smoothtop to make sure all the cleaner conditioner is removed. The smoothtop cleaner conditioner provides a thin layer of protective polish that helps prevent scratching. Do not use a harsh cleanser or steel wool pad. For specific problems, see below. PROBLEM Brown streaks specks Blackened, spots CAUSE and burnt on Fine brown gray lines, fine scratches or abrasions Smearing or streaking Metal or silver/gray marks, may appear to be in or under smoothop Pitting or flaking Hard water spots REMOVAL Cleaning with sponge or cloth containing soiled detergent water. Normal cleansing (provided above). Spatters or spillovers on a hot cooking area or accidental melting of plastic like a bread bag. Clean area with smoothtop cleaner conditioner with clean damp paper towel, nonabrasive nylon pad, or scouring brush. If spot is not removed, on cool cooktop carefully scrape area with a safety scraper held at a 30-degree angle. Course particles, like salt, become embedded in top if trapped under pan. Using abrasive cleaning materials. Scratches from rough ceramic, glass, or ceramic coated cookware. Fine scratches are not removable but can be minimized by daily use of smoothtop cleaner conditioner. Using too much smoothtop cleaner conditioner or using a soiled dish cloth. Follow label instructions carefully. See Routine Cleaning, above. Sliding or scraping metal utensils across top. Remove marks before top is used again. If marks are not removed by normal cleaning, use a safety scraper at a 30 ° angle and cooktop cleaner conditioner to carefully scrape off the mark. Boilovers of sugar syrup on a hot smoothtop can cause pitting if not removed immediately, Turn control to LOW setting long enough to soften spilled material. Wipe up excess spill with dry cloth. Allow top to cool and carefully scrape area with a safety scraper held at a 30-degree angle. Follow with routine cleaning. Condensation from cooking can cause minerals found in water and acids in food to drip onto smoothtop and cause gray deposits. Spots are often so thin they appear to be in or under smoothtop. Mix smoothtop cleaner conditioner with water and apply thick paste to stained area. Scrub vigorously. If stain is not removed, reapply cleaner and repeat process OR make sure the surface is cool and put a small amount of white vinegar on the spot and let it sit a few minutes. Use a nonabrasive nylon pad and gently rub the spot. Wipe off any excess with a damp paper towel, then dry. Troubleshooting You may save time and money by checking items below before calling for service. List includes common concerns that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials. If your question is not explained below, call 1-800-688-9900 USA or 1-800-688-2002 Canada. Possible Topic Cause Solution OPERATION Appliance not working Power outage Make sure appliance has power. Verify that circuit breaker is not tripped. Replace fuse but do not change fuse capacity. .o,s Frequent cycling off and on of surface units Normal Smoothtop burners cycle on and off to maintain proper heating temperature. Cracking Normal Wet cooking utensils or possible spillage. or popping sound APPEARANCE Gritty dirt or rough surface on cooking utensils Scratches Shiny scratches Dirt Discoloration Water spots/marks Use recommended smoothtop cleaner conditioner. May be a metal mark. Make sure surface is cool. Use safety scraper to carefully scrape off the mark. Apply smoothtop cleaner conditioner and gently rub with nonabrasive nylon pad. Use recommended smoothtop remove dirt from smoothtop. cleaner conditioner to Make sure surface is cool. Put a small amount of white vinegar on the spot and let sit for a few minutes. Rub with nonabrasive nylon pad. Wipe off any excess with damp paper towel. Hot sugar or plastic Pattern fading/wearing melted to surface off Spills Dirt/film buildup Allow cooktop to warm slightly. Using a safety scraper, gently remove soil. Follow with routine cleaning. Use recommended cleaner conditioner to remove build up and dirt from smoothtop. 10 11 Amana Warranty What is NotCoveredBy TheseWarranties 1. Conditionsand damagesresultingfrom any of the following: a. Improperinstallation,delivery,or maintenance. b. Any repair,modification,alteration,or adjustmentnot authorizedby the manufactureror an authorizedservicer. c. Misuse, abuse,accidents,or unreasonableuse,or acts of God. d. Incorrectelectriccurrent,voltage,electricaland/or gas supply. e. Impropersettingof anycontrol. 2 Warrantiesare void if the originalserialnumbers havebeen removed,altered,or cannot be readilydetermined. 3. Lightbulbs, water filtersand air filters. 4. Productspurchasedfor commercialor industrialuse. 5. The costof serviceor servicecall to: a. Correctinstallationerrors. For productsrequiringventilation,rigid metal ducting mustbe used. b. Instructthe user on the properuse of the product. c. Transportthe applianceto and from the servicer. 6. Anyfood loss due to refrigeratoror freezer productfailures. 7. Expensesfor travel and transportationfor product servicein remotelocations. 8. Outsideof the UnitedStatesand Canadathis warrantydoes not apply. Contactyour dealerto determineif anotherwarrantyapplies. CUSTOMER'SSOLEAND EXCLUSIVE REMEDYUNDERTHIS LIMITEDWARRANTY SHALLBE PRODUCTREPAIRAS PROVIDED HEREIN. IMPLIEDWARRANTIES,INCLUDING WARRANTIESOF MERCHANTABILITYOR FITNESSFOR A PARTICULARPURPOSE,ARE LIMITEDTO ONE YEAROR THE SHORTEST PERIODALLOWEDBY LAW. MAYTAG CORPORATIONSHALLNOT BE LIABLEFOR INCIDENTALOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOMESTATESAND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOWTHE EXCLUSIONOR LIMITATIONOF INCIDENTALOR CONSEQUENTIALDAMAGES,OR LIMITATIONSON THE DURATIONOF IMPLIED WARRANTIESOF MERCHANTABILITYOR FITNESS,SO THESE EXCLUSIONSOR LIMITATIONSMAY NOTAPPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTYGIVESYOU SPECIFICLEGAL RIGHTSAND YOU MAYALSO HAVEOTHER RIGHTS,WHICHVARY STATETO STATEOR PROVINCETO PROVINCE. 9. Consequentialor incidentaldamagessustainedby any personas a result of any breach of these warranties.Somestatesdo not allowthe exclusionor limitationof consequential or incidentaldamages,so the aboveexclusionmay not apply. If You Need Service Firstsee the Troubleshootingsectionin your Use and Care Guide or call the dealerfrom whom your appliancewas purchasedor call MaytagServices,LLC,CustomerAssistanceat 1-800-688-9900USAand 1-800-688-2002Canadato locatean authorizedservicer. , Be sureto retain proofof purchaseto verifywarrantystatus. Referto WARRANTYfor further informationon owner's responsibilitiesfor warrantyservice. , If the dealer or servicecompanycannot resolvethe problem,write to MaytagServices, LLC,Attn: CAIR®Center,P.O. Box 2370,Cleveland,TN 37320-2370,or call 1-800-6889900 USAand 1-800-688-2002Canada.U.S.customersusingTTY for deaf, hearing impairedor speechimpaired,call 1-800-888-2080. , User'sguides, servicemanualsand parts informationare availablefrom MaytagServices, LLC,CustomerAssistance. Notes: Whenwriting or calling abouta serviceproblem,pleaseinclude: a. Your name, addressand telephonenumber; b. Modelnumberand serial number; c. Nameand addressof your dealer or servicer; d. A cleardescriptionof the problemyou are having; e. Proofof purchase(sales receipt). Form No A/O1/06 Part No 8113P469-60 _)2006 Maytag Appliances Sales Co Litho USA.