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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
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Dealer Address
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Parts
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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.
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and
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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
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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.