Whirlpool SC8436ER Use & care guide

COOKTOP
Models
SC8536ER (Shown)
SC8436ER
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Contents
Before You Use Your Cooktop
important Safety instructions
ParIs and Features
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Using Your Cooktop
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Using the Surface
Using the Griddle
Burners
Caring for Your Cooktop
Control Panel
Surface Burner Grates
Lift-Up Cooktop
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01986 Whirlpool
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Surface Burners
Cleaning
Chart..
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if You Need Service or
Assistance
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1. Before Calling for
Assistance
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2. If You Need Assistance
3. If You Need Service..
4. If You Have a Problem
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Corporation
Before you use your cooktop
Read and carefully toiiow the REINSTALLATIONINSTRUCTIONS” packed
your cooktop.
Read this “Use & Care Guide” and the “Cooking Guide” for important
safety intormalion.
You are personally
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responsible
with
for:
Reading and following all safely precautions
in this “Use & Care Guide” ant
the “Cooking Guide:’
Having your cooktop installed by a qualified
installer.
Properly installing and levelling Your cooktop in a countertop
and cabinet
that can hold its weight.
Having Your cooktop properly connected
to electrical
supply and
grounded.
(See “Installation
Instructions”.)
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Having your cooktop properly connected
to the proper gas supply and
checked for leaks. (See “Installation Instructions!‘]
Having your cooktop installed in a well-ventilated
area protected from the
weather.
Making sure the cooktop is not used by children or anyone unable to
operate it properly.
Properly maintaining
your cooktop.
Using your cooktop only for jobs expected
of home cooktops.
See “Cooking
Guide” for important
safety and use intormation.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.
DONOTallowchildrentouseor
play with any part of the cooktop, or leave them unattended
near it. They could be burned or
injured.
2. DO NOT store things children
might want above the cooktop.
Children could be burned or
injured while climbing on it.
3. DO NOT allow anyone to touch
a hot surface burner or areas
around them. They could be hot
enough to burn severely.
4. DO NOT use a cooktop to heat a
room. Persons in the room could
be burned or injured, or a fire
could start.
5. KEEPpan handles
turned in, but
not over another surface burner
to prevent burns, injury and to
help prevent the utensil from
being pushed off the cooktop.
6. DO NOT use
water on grease
fires. The fire will spread. Cover
fire with large lid or smother with
baking soda or salt.
7. DO NOT wear loose or hanging
garments when using the cooktop. They could ignite if they
touch a hot burner or surrounding area and you could be
burned.
8. DO NOT heat unopened
containers. They could explode. The
hot contents could burn and
container particles could cause
injury.
9. DO NOT use a wet pot holder.
Steam burns can result. DO NOT
use a towel or bulky cloth as a
pot holder. They could catch fire
and burn you.
10. MAKE SUREthe
utensils you use
are large enough to contain
food and avoid boil overs and
spill-overs. This will help prevent
hazardous build-ups of food.
Heavy splattering
or spill-overs
left on cooktop can ignite and
burn you. Pan size is especially
important in deep fat frying.
11. DO NOT leave
surface burners
on high heat settings. Boil-overs
and greasy spill-overs could
cause steam, smoke and could
ignite and burn you.
12. GREASE is flammable
and
should be handled carefully. Let
fat cool before attempting
to
handle it. Do not allow grease to
collect
around the cooktop.
Wipe spill-overs
immediately.
13. NEVER use a match or other
flame to look for a gas leak. Explosion and injury could result.
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14. DO NOT repair or replace any
parts unless specifically
recommended in this manual. All other
servicing should be referred to a
qualified service technician.
FOR YOUR SAFETY l
DO NOT STORE OR USE OASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIQUIDS
IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE. THEY COULD IGNITE
CAUSING EXPLOSION AND/OR FIRE.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Parts and features
Models SC8536ER and SC8436ER
GRIDDLE (Model SCB536ER only)
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here...
If you need service, or call with
a question, have this information
ready:
1. Complete Model and Serial
Numbers (from the plate located
inside the cooktop unit).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information
in these
spaces. Keep this book and your
sales slip together in the Literature
Pac.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Service Company
Please complete and mall the Owner Reglstratlon
turnlshed with thlr product.
A
Phone Number
Card
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Using your cooktop
RIGHT FRONT
CONTROL KNOB CONTROL KNOB CONTROL KNOB CONTROL KNOB CONTROL KNO
Using the Surface
Burners
These cooktops are equipped
with
electronic
ignitors. Electronic ignitors
automatically
light the burners each
time they are used.
In Case of a Prolonged
Power Failure
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Control knobs must be pushed in,
then turned to the LITE position. The
clicking sound is the ignitor sparking.
To stop the clicking sound after the
burner lights, turn the control knob
back to a desired setting. The
control knob has stops at HI and LO,
however it can be set anywhere
between HI and LO. Do not cook with
the control In the LITE porltlon.
Surface burners with electronic
ignitors can be manually
lighted. Hold a
lit match near a burner and turn the
I control to the LITE position. After the
burner lights, turn the control to the
desired setting.
See the “Cooklng Guide” for Important utensil Information.
Until you get used to the settings, use the following as a guide:
Use LITEto light
the burner. After
the burner lights,
turn control
back to a desired setting.
Do not cook wltt~
the control In
fhe LITE posltlon.
Use HI to start
cooking or to
bring liquids
to a boil.
Use a medlum
sefflng to start
cooking or to fry
chicken or pancakes; for gravy,
puddings and
icings or to cook
large amounts
of veaetables.
Use LO to keep
foods warm until
ready to serve.
Using the Griddle (Model SC8536 only)
Before using the griddle for the first time:
3. Preheat on
1. Wash, rinse and dry griddle.
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Use warm sudsy water.
DO NOT use metal scouring
pads or abrasive cleansers.
They will damage
the non-stick
coating on the griddle.
2. Lightly wipe with cooking oil to
season. You don’t have to grease
the griddle every time you use it.
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or butter
to season the griddle.
Approxlmafe
HI, then turn control to
a lower setting to cook.
4. Add food. Use only nylon or plastic utensils. Metal can scratch the
non-stick coating.
5. lbrn off the griddle burner when
cooking is finished. Leaving it ON
can damage
the griddle.
mlnlmum griddle cooking times
Preheat on HI, then turn to a lower sefflng to cook.
Cook
Sefflng
Approxlmate
Cooklng Time
Slde 2
Slde 1
Food
Preheat
llme
Bacon
Pancakes
No Preheat
5 Mln.
MED
3 Min.
MED
1% Mfn.
No Preheat
No Preheat
MED
MED
4 Min.
VIZ Min.
3% min.
5 Mln.
MED
3 Min.
3 Min.
5 Min.
MED
3 Min.
3 Min.
Pork
Sausage
PattV
Eggs
Grilled
Sandwiches
French
Toast
3 Min.
1 Min.
1 Min.
Iaring for your cooktop
1.
Pull the knobs straight off.
2. Use warm soapy water or baking
soda and a damp soff cloth or
spray glass cleaner to wipe the
control panel. Rinse and wipe dry.
3. Wash knobs in warm soapy water
or use baking soda and a damp,
soft cloth or follow directions provided with the glass cleaner. Rinse
well and dry.
CAUTION: Do not soak or use
abrasive cleansers. They could
Nb off the markings.
4. Push the knobs straight back on.
Make sure they point to OFF.
Surface Burner Grates and Griddle
2. Lift off the surface burner grates
and remove the griddle.
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4. Wash the griddle in warm soapy
water. Use plastic scrub pad for
stubborn spots. Do not use metal
3. Wash the grates in automatic
dishwasher or use warm soapy
water and plastic scrub pad.
Rinse and dry well.
scouring pads or harsh
cleansers. Rinse and dry well.
5. Replace the surface
grates and griddle.
burner
Lift-Up Cooktop
1.
Lift front of cooktop at corners
swing up the support rod.
2. Carefully lower the cooktop
the support rod.
and
onto
3. Wipe surface under cooktop with
warm soapy water. Use a soapy
plastic scrub pad on stubborn
spots.
Surface Burners
TYPICALTOP BURNERFLAME
Lift up the cooktop,
Wipe off surface
each use.
following
the instructions
burners with warm soapy
above.
water and a soft cloth after
Occasionally
check surface burner flames for size and shape as shown. If
flames do not burn properly, you may need to remove the surface burners for
cleaning
[see page 91, or call a qualified technician
for burner adjustments.
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Cleaning Chart
PART
WHAT TO USE
EXfd0r
Soft cloth and warm soapy
water or baking soda.
Nylon or plastic scrubbing
pad for stubborn spots.
surtaoes
HOW TO CLEAN
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Surface burner
grates
Automatic dlshwasher or
warm soapy water and
plastic scrubbing pad.
Griddle and
cover
Warm soapy water and a
SOfl cloth PlatilC scrubbing
pad.
Surtace burners
Warm soapy water, a
plastic scrubbing pad,
dishwashlng detergent
or a solutlon of 1 quart
of bolllng hot water
and 2 tablespoons of
DIP IT?
Control knobs
Control panel
and tttm
Warm soapy water and
soft cloth.
Warm soapy water or
baklng soda, soft cloth
and spray glass cleaner.
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Wlpe off regularly when cooktop Is cool.
Do not allow tood oontalnlng
atldr (such as vinegar, tomato,
lemon Juice or milk) to remain on
surtace. Acids wtll remove the
flnlsh.
Do not use abmslve or harsh
cleansers.
Wash wlth other cooklng utenslls.
Dry completely.
Do not use abmslve or harsh
cleansers.
Clean after each use.
. Wash, rinse and dry well
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pads
or harsh cleansers.
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pad for
stubborn spots.
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Lltt-up the cooktop, see page 8.
Wlpe off spills immedlately after
burner has cooled.
In case ot stubborn stains:
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wlth phllllps screwdrlver.
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wlpe wlth plastic scrubbing pad
and dlshwashlng detergent.
If staln Is still there, soak 20
minutes In bolllng water and
DIP IT@solutlon. Be sure the
solution covers the whole burner.
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clean wlth
a stralght pln. Do not enlarge
or distort porls. Do not use a
wooden toothplok.
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burner In
dlshwasher.
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Wash, rlnse and dry well.
Do not soak.
Wash, rlnse and dry well.
Follow dlrectlons provlded
cleaner.
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If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these four steps:
If control knob(s) will not turn:
1. Before calling for
Did you push in before trying to turn?
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assistance.. .
Performance
problems
often result
from little things you can find and fix
yourself without tools of any kind.
If cooking
expected:
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It nothlng operates:
Is the cooktop properly
connected
to gas and electrical
supplies? (See
“Installation
Instructions!‘)
Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
Is the flow of combustion
and/or
ventilation
air to the cooktop
blocked?
Do not block the air flow
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to and around the cooktop.
If burner falls to light:
Is the cooktop
connected
to electrical power?
Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
Are burner ports clogged?
(See
page 9.1
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If burner flames are uneven:
Are burner
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ports
clogged?
(See
If burner flames lltl off ports, are
yellow, or are noisy when turned off.
The air/gas
rect. (See
structions:‘)
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mixture may be incorthe “Installation
In-
If burner makes a popping
when ON:
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Is the burner
dry.
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noise
wet from washing?
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results aren’t what you
Is the cooktop level?
Are you using pans recommended
in the Cooking Guide?
Does the flame size fit the cooking
utensil being used? (See the Cook-
ing Guide.)
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Are the pans the size called for in the
recipe?
Are you following
a tested recipe
from a reliable source?
Do the cooking
utensils
have
smooth, flat bottoms?
See the Cooking Guide for more information on cooking
how to solve them.
2.
problems
and
If you need
assistance*...
Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone number.
Dial free from:
Continental U.S. . (800) 253-1301
Michigan . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii (800) 253-1121
and talk with one of our trained Consultants. The Consultants
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.
3.
If you need service*...
Whirlpool
has
a
nationwide
network of franchised
TECHCARE @ Service
Companies.
TECH-CARE service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide
after-warranty
service,anywhere
in the United States,
To locate TECH-CARE service in your
area, call our CCCL-LINE service assistonce telephone
number [see Step
2) or look in your telephone
directory
Yellow Pages under:
4.
If you have a
problem*...
Call our CCCL-LINE service assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2) ant’
talk with one of our Consultants, or if
you prefer, write to:
Mr. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 US-33, North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
‘If you must call or write, please provide: model number, serial number
date of purchase, and a complete
description
of the problem. This information is needed
in order to bette- :
respond
to your
request
for
assistance
FSP is a registered
trademark
of Whirlpool
Corporation
for
quality parts. look for this
symbol of quality whenever
FSP
you need a replacement
part
@ for your Whirlpool
appliance.
FSP replacement
parts
will fit right and work right, because
they are
made to the same exacting
speclflcations
used to build every new Whirlpool
appliance
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household use.
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home.
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