Use& CareGuide
Model and serial number
plate (inside the cooktop)
Control
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Ven(grille
oanel
Shown with’ optional coil
element surface unit module
(solid element and ceramic
cooktop modules also
available)
Grill module
ELECTRIC
COOKTOP
RC8900XX
Contents
Page
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Important Safety Instructions
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Using Your Cooktop ........................................
Using the surface units .................................... 5
Using the optional coil element module.. ..... .
Using the optional solid element module.. ... .
Using the optional ceramic cooktop module 6
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Using the grill .................................................
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Using the griddle ............................................
Using the vent system .................................. .I0
Changing the cooktop modules .................... .l 0
Caring For Your Cooktop .............................. 12
Control panel and knobs .............................. .12
Coil surface units and reflector bowls .......... .12
Solid element surface units ........................... 14
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Ceramic cooktop ..........................................
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Grill ................................................................
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Vent system ..................................................
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Cleaning tips .................................................
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If You Need Service Or Assistance
Whirlpool Cooking Product Warranty ......... .24
01991 Whirlpool Corporation
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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from plate
(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
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone Number
You are responsible
for:
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.)
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Making sure the cooktop is not used by anyone
unable to operate it properly.
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Properly maintaining the cooktop.
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Using the cooktop only for jobs expected of a
home cooktop.
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ImportantSafetyInstructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical
shock, injury to persons, Or
including
damage when using the cooktop, follow basic precautions,
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Read all instructions before using the
cooktop.
Install or locate the cooktop only in accordance with the provided Installation Instructions. It is recommended that the cooktop be
installed by a qualified installer. The cooktop
must be properly connected to electrical
supply and grounded.
Do not operate the cooktop if it is not
working properly, or if it has been damaged
or dropped.
If your cooktop has a ceramic cooktop
module, do not cook on it if it is broken. If
cooktop should break, cleaning solutions
and spill-overs may penetrate the broken
cooktop and create a risk of electrical shock.
Contact a qualified technician immediately.
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 unit and you could
be burned.
For coil elements, make sure the reflector
bowls are in place during cooking. Cooking
without reflector bowls may subject the
wiring and components underneath them to
damage.
Do not line reflector bowls with aluminum foil
or other liners. Improper installation of these
liners may result in a risk of electric shock or
fire.
Do not touch surface units or areas near
surface units. Surface units may be hot even
though they are dark in color. Areas near
surface units become hot enough to cause
burns. During and after use, do not touch, or
let clothing or other flammable materials
contact surface units or areas near surface
units until they have had sufficient time to
cool.
Select a pan with a flat bottom that is about
the same size as the surface unit. If pan is
smaller than the surface unit, some of the
heating element will be exposed and may
result in the igniting of clothing or potholders.
Correct pan size also improves cooking
efficiency.
*Turn pan handles inward, but not over other
surface units. This will help reduce the
chance of burns, igniting of flammable
materials, and spills due to bumping of the
pan.
l Use only dry potholders.
Moist or damp
potholders on hot surfaces may result in
burns from steam. Do not let potholder touch
hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or
bulky cloth for a potholder. They could catch
on fire.
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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.
l Do not heat unopened
containers. They
could explode. The hot contents could cause
burns and container particles could cause
injury.
l Grease
is flammable and should be handled
carefully. Let fat cool before attempting to
handle it. Do not allow grease to collect
around cooktop or in vents. Wipe spill-overs
immediately.
l 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.
l Never leave surface units unattended
at high
heat settings. A boil-over could result and
cause smoking and greasy spill-overs that
may ignite.
l Make sure surface units are off when you
are finished, and when you are not watching.
l Do not store flammable
materials on or near
the cooktop. They could explode or burn.
l Do not store things children
might want
above the cooktop. Children could be
burned or injured while climbing on it.
l 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.
Important Safety Instructions
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Keep cooktop vents unobstructed.
Clean your cooktop regularly. See care and
cleaning instructions in this manual.
Be sure all cooktop parts are cool before
cleaning.
Do not soak removable coil heating elements
in water. The element will be damaged and
shock or fire could result.
If your cooktop has a ceramic cooktop
module, clean it with care. Some cleaners
can produce noxious fumes if applied to a
hot surface. If a wet paper towel is used to
wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful
to avoid steam burns.
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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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DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR
OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIQUIDS
IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER
APPLIANCE. THE FUMES CAN CREATE A
FIRE HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
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UsingYourCooktop
Using the surface units
Control knobs must be pushed in before
turning them to a setting. They can be set
anywhere between HI and OFF.
Surface unit and grill markers
The solid dot in the surface unit marker shows
which surface unit is turned on by that knob.
The grill marker shows which control knobs
operate the grill.
Surface unit indicator light
One of the surface unit indicator lights on the
control panel will glow when a surface unit is on.
Burn and Fire Hazard
Be sure all control knobs are turned to OFF
and the indicator lights are OFF when you
are not cooking. Someone could be burned
or a fire could start if a surface unit is
accidentally
left ON.
Using the optional
coil element
module
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 HI to start foods cooking; to bring liquids
to a boil.
Use MED-HI to hold a rapid boil; to fry chicken
or pancakes.
Use MED for gravy, puddings and icing; to
cook large amounts of vegetables.
Use MED-LO to keep food cooking after
starting it on a higher setting.
Use LO to keep food warm until ready to serve.
Using Your Cooktop
Contmued
Burn and Product Damage Hazard
9 If the pan is too small for the surface unit,
you could be burned by the heat from the
exposed section of the surface unit. Use
correctly sized cooking utensils to
prevent injury.
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unit stays red for a long
time, the bottom of the pan is not flat
enough or is too small for the surface
unit. Prolonged usage of incorrect
utensils for long periods of time can
result in damage to the surface unit,
cooktop, wiring and surrounding
areas.
To prevent damage, use correct utensils,
start cooking on HI and turn control down
to continue cooking.
Using the optional solid element module
Before placing a pan on solid element surface
units for the first time, heat on HI setting for five
minutes. The surface units will give off smoke as
the protective coating, applied at the factory,
finishes bonding to the surface.
Solid element surface units are made of heavy
cast-iron to provide even cooking. Each surface
unit has a built-in protective limiter as a safety
feature. The limiter senses uneven cooking
temperatures and automatically reduces the heat
level. The limiter will sense uneven heat when a
pan boils dry or when a pan is removed and the
surface unit is left on. The heat level may also be
reduced automatically if the bottom of the pan is
not flat or if the pan is too large or too small for
the element. This will result in longer cooking
times.
Solid elements hold heat longer than conventional surface units. For best cooking results, use
a high setting for only a very short period of time.
Then use a lower setting to complete the cooking.
You may want to turn the solid element surface
unit OFF a few minutes before you finish cooking.
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 HI to start foods cooking; to bring liquids
to a boil. When cooking foods, turn to LO or
MED-LO when sizzle starts.
Use MED-HI to hold a rapid boil; to fry chicken
or pancakes. Turn to LO or MED-LO when sizzle
starts.
Use MED for gravy, puddings and icing; to
cook large amounts of vegetables. Turn to LO to
finish cooking.
Use MED-LO to keep food cooking after
starting it on a higher setting.
Use LO to keep food warm until ready to
serve.
Solid elements stay hot for a long time. Do
not use the HI setting for long periods of
time or leave pans on hot elements when
cooking is done. Burned food and damage
to the cookware could result.
Using the optional ceramic cooktop module
Cooking on the ceramic cooktop module is
almost the same as cooking on surface units.
There are, however, a few differences:
. The ceramic cooktop will take slightly longer to
heat up than a regular surface unit. It will also
take longer to cool down. Turn off the unit a few
minutes before you are finished cooking.
. The surface unit will glow red when it is turned
on. You will see the element cycling on (glowing
red) and off to maintain the proper temperature
setting you have selected.
9 Do not use the ceramic cooktop for canning.
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cooktop surfaces
could leave marks. If they are not heated,
metal marks can be removed using a special
cooktop polishing creme. Other marks may be
permanent. See pages 15 and 16 for cleaning
and caring suggestions.
Wiping off the cooktop before and after each
use will help keep the surface free from stains
and provide the most even heating.
NOTE: The surface units may smoke slightly and
emit a burning odor during the first few hours of
use. This is normal. It is caused by the insulation
material of the new ceramic cooktop elements
and will not occur again.
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 HI to start foods cooking; to bring liquids
to a boil.
Use MED-HI to hold a rapid boil; to fry chicken
or pancakes.
Use MED for gravy, puddings and icing; to
cook large amounts of vegetables.
Use MED-LO to keep food cooking after
starting it on a higher setting.
Use LO to keep food warm until ready to
serve.
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Using a pan with a nicked or scratched
bottom could damage the ceramic
cooktop.
Heating a soiled pan can leave a stain on
the cooktop and cause scratches.
Using the grill
Before you use the grill for the first time:
Wash with warm, soapy water; rinse and dry.
Never use a metal scrubbing pad or abrasive
cleanser on the grill; these will damage the nonstick surface. After cleaning, lightly wipe cooking
surface with cooking oil to prevent food from
sticking.
Cooking tips
Do not cover the entire cooking surface with
meat. Leave space between the food items to
allow smoke and steam to ventilate properly.
Meat with a normally high fat content will
produce more smoke and flare-ups, but cook
faster than lean meat. Trim fat from meat before
placing on the grill to prevent excessive smoke or
flare-ups.
If meat begins to cook too quickly, turn the grill
control knob to a lower setting.
Do not leave grill unattended.
NOTE: For additional modules, contact a
WhirlpoolSM service company or dealer.
Cookware (for all modules)
Pans should be the same size or slightly larger
than the surface unit to prevent boil-overs and hot
handles.
Use only flat-bottomed utensils on the cooktop.
Flat bottoms allow maximum contact between the
pans and surface units for fast, even cooking.
Pans without flat bottoms and specialty items with
rounded or ridged bottoms (woks, ridged bottom
canners or tea kettles) will cause uneven heating
and poor cooking results.
To check your cookware for flatness, place a
straight-edge across the bottom of each piece.
Move the straight-edge around. If light shows
anywhere between the pan and the straight-edge,
the pan is not flat. Do not use it.
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Fire and Product Damage Hazard
If grease causes excessive flare-ups DO
NOT PUT WATER ON A GREASE FIRE.
To put out fire:
- Remove food from the grill, turn the
grill control to OFF and cover the grill
with a large metal pan.
- Make sure the vent system has been
switched to ON.
The use of metal utensils can scratch the
non-stick coating. Only nylon or plastic
utensils should be used.
Using Your Cooktop
Contmued
Grill chart
Preheat 10 minutes on HI for best flavor.
APPROXIMATE
COOKING TIME
CONTROL
SElTING
FOOD
FIRST
SIDE
SECOND
SIDE
Beef steak
(l/2-3/4”)
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HI
HI
HI
5 Min.
6 Min.
8 Min.
4 Min.
6 Min.
8 Min.
Beef steak
(l-l l/2”)
l rare
l medium
l well-done
HI
HI
HI
5-7 Min.
9-11 Min.
12-l 5 Min.
5 Min.
10 Min.
12 Min.
COMMENTS
APPROXIMATE
TOTAL COOKING
TIME
Hamburgers
HI
20-25 Min.
Turn as needed for even cookin! 3.
Hot dogs
HI
12-l 5 Min.
Turn as needed for even cookin! 3.
Pork chops
HI
25-30 Min.
Turn as needed for even cookin! 5
Spare ribs,
barbecued
HI
50-60 Min.
Brush on barbecue sauce during I
last 15-20 minutes of cooking, if
desired.
Lamb chops
MED-HI
25-35 Min.
Turn as needed for even cookin! 3.
HI
45-60 Min.
Turn frequently.
MED-HI
20-25 Min.
Turn as needed for even cookin! 3.
tails
HI
20-25 Min.
Turn as needed for even cookin! 3.
Garlic bread
HI
2-3 Min.
Butter French bread and sprinkk ?
with garlic salt before grilling.
Chicken
pieces
Ham slice
Lobster
Grilling times are approximate
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and may need to be adjusted to individual tastes.
Using the griddle
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
or fire.
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griddle, never use a metal
scouring pad or abrasive cleanser on the
griddle. These will damage the non-stick
cooking 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.
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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 don’t have to season (grease) the griddle
every time you use it. Do not use 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 element when cooking is
finished. Leaving element on will damage the
griddle.
Griddle chart
Preheat 10 minutes on HI, then turn to a lower
setting to cook.
FOOD
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COOK
SETTING
Bacon
HI
Pancakes
MED-HI
Pork
sausage
patty
Eggs
HI
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Grilled
sandwiches
French toast
APPROXIMAT
SIDE 1
3 Min.
1 l/2-2
1-2 Min.
Min.
8 Min.
MED-LO
3 Min.
1 Min.
MED-HI
3 Min.
3 Min.
MED
3 Min
2-3 Min.
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Griddling times are approximate
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Using Your Cooktop
Contmued
Using the vent system
Using the cooktop’s built-in downdraft vent fan
removes cooking vapors, odor and smoke.
The fan will automatically operate at HIGH
speed when the grill module is in use. The fan
cannot be manually turned off when the grill
module is operating.
When using surface units, turn the Vent Fan
Control Knob clockwise to HIGH or LOW. Use
HIGH only when doing cooking that produces
significant cooking vapors, odor and smoke. You
will hear a click when the fan comes on. Turn
counterclockwise to turn the fan OFF.
The fan filters must be in place for the fan to
operate properly.
Personal Injury Hazard
Do not put hands in vent box when fan or
controls are on. The vent fan system turns
on automatically
when the grill is used.
Turn fan and cooktop controls to OFF.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury.
Changingthe cooktop
modules
The cooktop modules will work on both sides of
the cooktop. (See page 17 for grill removal
instructions and page 11 for optional griddle
installation instructions.)
Burn and Electrical Shock Hazard
Be sure all controls are off and the modules are cool before handling modules.
Failure to do so could result in burns or
electrical shock.
Terminal
Receptacle,
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To remove coil element, solid element and
ceramic glass modules:
1. Lift module slightly by the handle.
2. Pull module toward you with both hands to
unplug it.
3. Lift module out of cooktop.
To replace modules:
1. Line up module terminal with cooktop receptacle.
2. Push terminal into receptacle until it is plugged
in.
3. Use the handle to lower the front of the
module.
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To install optional
griddle
module:
To install:
1. Remove the grill sections.
2. Slide the griddle into place with drain slot at
rear.
To remove:
1. Lift front slightly by both front corners and set
aside.
2. Replace the grill sections.
CaringForYourCooktop
Burn and Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are off and the
cooktop is cool before cleaning. Failure to
do so can result in burns or electrical
shock.
Control panel and knobs
1. Turn control knobs to the OFF position.
2. Pull control knobs straight off.
3. Use warm, soapy water or spray glass cleaner
and a soft cloth to wipe the control panel.
Rinse and wipe dry with a soft cloth.
4. Wash control knobs in warm, soapy water.
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 the OFF position.
Coil surface units and
reflector bowls
Removing
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Burn and Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure all surface units are OFF before
removing surface units and reflector
bowls. Failure to do so can result in burns
or electrical shock.
1. Lift the edge of the unit opposite the receptacle, just enough to clear the reflector bowl.
2. Pull the surface unit straight away from the
receptacle.
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3. Lift out the reflector bowl. See “Cleaning tips”
on page 20 for cleaning instructions.
Replacing
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Burn, Electrical Shock and Fire Hazard
Make sure all surface units are OFF
before replacing surface units and
reflector bowls. Failure to do so can
result in burns or electrical shock.
Do not line the reflector bowls with foil.
Fire or electrical shock could result.
1. Line up openings in the reflector bowl with the
surface unit receptacle.
2. Hold the surface unit as level as possible with
the terminal just started into the receptacle.
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3. While pushing the surface unit terminal into
the receptacle, lift a little on the edge of the
unit nearest the receptacle.
4. When the terminal is pushed into the receptacle as far as it will go, the surface unit will fit
into the reflector bowl.
Reflector bowls reflect heat back to the utensils
on the surface units. They also help catch spills.
When they are kept clean, they reflect heat better
and look new longer.
If a reflector bowl gets discolored, some of the
utensils may not be flat enough, or some may be
too large for the surface unit. In either case, some
of the heat that’s meant to go into or around a
utensil goes down and heats the reflector bowl.
This extra heat can discolor it.
Solid element surface units
1. For best results, wipe off surface units with a
damp soft cloth and soapy water after each
use. Remove burned-on food with a soap-filled
scouring pad. The red spot in the center of the
surface unit will gradually wash off. This is
normal and will not affect the operation of the
surface unit.
2. IMPORTANT: Dry the element completely
after cleaning. Turn on the element for a few
minutes to thoroughly dry. After the element
has cooled, use a paper towel to apply a thin
coat of salt-free oil to the surface units to
season and restore the finish. Wipe excess oil
off stainless steel trim rings. Then heat 3-5
minutes. Some smoking may occur; this is
normal. If surface units have dark spots
caused by grease and food, the oil treatment
will improve their appearance but not eliminate
the spots.
NOTE: Optional Electrol@ dressing can be
applied to the surface units to improve their
appearance.
3. The stainless steel trim rings will yellow from
the heat of the surface units and pans. This is
normal. The yellowing can be removed by
using stainless steel cleaner or Cook Top
Polishing Creme on the trim rings.
To obtain order information for Cook Top
Polishing Creme (Part No. 614009) or
Electrol@ dressing (Part No. 814030), write to:
Whirlpool Corporation
Attention: Customer Service Dept.
1900 Whirlpool Drive
LaPone, IN 46350
Ceramiccooktop
This cooktop is designed for easy care. However,
for ease in cleaning and to keep the surface
looking like new, the cooktop surface must be
soil-free before heating. Try to get in the habit of
wiping the surface with a clean, damp paper
towel before each use. Cooked on soils are
difficult to remove. Foods spilled directly on the
surface units will not burn off as on standard
open-coil burners. To maintain best appearance,
see “Cleaning tips” on page 16.
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Personal Injury Hazard
Allow surface unit and surrounding
areas
to reduce in temperature
from hot to
warm before removing heavy or sugary
spills. Wear protective clothing such as
oven mitts.
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cleaner on a hot
cooktop. The cleaner may produce
hazardous fumes or damage the
cooktop.
. Do not use the cooktop if it is cracked or
broken.
Failure to follow these instuctions
can
result in personal injury.
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To avoid damaging the cooktop, follow
these instructions:
l Make sure bottoms
of pans are clean and
dry before using.
l Avoid
spill-overs.
Use pans with tall
sides.
. Do not allow anything that may melt
(plastic, aluminum foil, sugar or food
with high sugar content) to come in
contact with the surface while it is hot.
l Do not use the cooktop
as a cutting
board.
l Do not place
food directly on ceramic
cooktop.
l Do not use steel wool,
plastic cleaning
pads, abrasive powdered cleansers,
chlorine bleach, rust remover, ammonia,
glass cleaning products with ammonia or
cleaning products designed for white
ceramic cooktops. These could damage
the cooktop surface.
l Dropping
heavy or hard objects on the
cooktop can crack it. Be careful with
heavy skillets. Don’t store jars or cans
above the cooktop.
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Cleaning tips
l Light
soils - Remove with a clean, damp paper
towel.
l Greasy
soils - Remove with a soapy sponge or
soft cloth -OR- with vinegar and a clean paper
towel. Rinse and dry well.
l Stubborn
soils - Apply a vinegar soaked paper
towel to the stain for 1O-l 5 minutes. Rub off
soil. Rinse and dry well.
l Heavy
soils - Carefully scrape heavy spills
using a single edge razor blade in a holder.
Remove remaining residue with a non-abrasive
cleanser and a clean, damp paper towel. Rinse
and dry well.
l Sugary
spills and soils - To avoid pitting on
the cooktop, clean spills up while the glass is
still warm. Follow cleaning instructions for
“Heavy soils” above. Rinse and dry well.
NOTE: Always rinse and dry your cooktop
thoroughly after cleaning. This will prevent
streaking or staining from cleaning materials.
l Tiny scratches
or abrasions are not removable,
but do not affect cooking. In time, the scratches
will become less visible as a result of cleaning.
l For further care of your cooktop,
use the Cook
Top Polishing Creme included with your
cooktop. Use only on a clean, cool cooktop.
Follow instructions on the container to remove
metal marks (from copper or aluminum pans) as
soon as possible. If heated, metal marks may
not come off. Cook Top Polishing Creme will
also remove dark streaks, specks and discolorations caused by cleaning materials or foods.
NOTE: To obtain order information for Cook Top
Polishing Creme (Part No. 814009), write to:
Whirlpool Corporation
Attention: Customer Service Dept.
1900 Whirlpool Drive
LaPor-te, IN 46350
Grill
Food cooked on the grill may spatter. All parts of
the module except the heating element should be
cleaned after each use. A soiled heating element
cleans itself by burning off spills and spatters.
To remove grill:
1. Lift off grill sections.
2. Lift heating element slightly and pull toward
you.
3. Lift out splatter shield.
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4. Lift and remove the grease well and grease
pan, being careful not to spill fat drippings.
Wash grill sections with warm, soapy water and a
non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad. Rinse and
wipe dry. Do not use metal scrubbing pads or
abrasive cleansers. They will scratch the nonstick finish.
Wash the splatter shield, grease well and
grease pan in warm, soapy water. Use a plastic
scrubbing pad for heavily soiled areas. Rinse and
wipe dry. The grease well and grease pan may
be cleaned in a dishwasher.
To replace grill:
1. Lower the grease pan and the grease well into
opening.
2. Put in splatter shield.
3. Plug heating element terminal into receptacle.
4. Place grill sections over heating element.
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Vent system
Personal Injury Hazard
Disconnect the electrical supply before
servicing the cooktop. The wall receptacle is located in the cabinet beneath the
cooktop.
l Turn fan and cooktop
controls to OFF
before cleaning the vent system. The vent
fan system turns on automatically
when
the grill is used. Do not put hand in vent
box when fan or controls are on.
Failure to follow these instructions
could
result in personal injury.
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Filter
Fan’
1. Remove the vent cover and wash in warm,
soapy water or wipe with a damp cloth. Do not
use metal scrubbing pads or abrasive
cleansers.
2. Reach into vent box and lift a filter out. Turn
slightly to pass filter through vent hole. Repeat
for second filter. Wash in warm, soapy water
or dishwasher.
3. Wipe in and around the vent box with a damp
cloth. Spills should be cleaned up with a
sponge.
4. Replace the filters. Be sure the filters rest at
an angle over the exhaust fan.
5. Replace the vent cover.
NOTE: Filters must be in place for the fan to
operate properly. Replacement filters can be
ordered from a WhirlpoolSM service company or
dealer. Order Part Number 786235 (one pair).
In the event you are unable to obtain the name
of a local authorized Whirlpool service company,
call Whirlpool COOL-LINEm service assistance,
TOLL-FREE 1-800-253-l 301.
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Caring For Your Cooktop
Continued
Cleaningtips
Control knobs
Clean with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
9 Do not soak.
Control panel
Clean with warm, soapy water or spray glass
cleaner and a soft cloth.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
l Follow directions
provided with the cleaner.
Cooktop surface
Clean with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth.
l Wipe off regularly
when cooktop is cool.
Use a non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad for
heavily-soiled areas.
9 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 when cooktop is
cool.
Coil surface units
No cleaning is required.
l Spatters
or spills will burn off.
l Do not immerse
in water.
Porcelain-enamel
reflector bowls
Clean with warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad.
l Wipe off excess
spills.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
Solid element surface units
Clean with warm, soapy water on a soft cloth.
l Make sure the cooktop and the surface units
are cool.
OR
Clean with soapy scrubbing pad or scouring
powder.
l Wipe off the surface units after each use.
NOTE: After each cleaning, heat surface units
until dry.
To darken surface units or to remove rust
spots:
Use salt-free oil on a soft cloth.
l Make sure surface units are cool.
l After each cleaning,
apply thin coat of oil to
surface units, then heat for 3-5 minutes. Slight
smoking of oil will occur.
Use Electrol@ dressing (Part No. 814030)‘.
l Follow the directions
on the dressing.
NOTE: This will improve surface unit appearance,
but will not eliminate dark spots.
Trim rings
Use stainless steel cleaner or Cook Top Polishing
Creme (Part No. 814009)‘.
. Make sure surface units are cool.
l Follow directions
provided with cleaner or
polishing creme.
NOTE: Yellowing of trim rings is normal from heat
of the surface units and pans.
Ceramic cooktop
See pages 15 and 16 for cleaning care instructions.
‘See page 14 for ordering information.
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Grill/Griddle
Clean grill/griddle with warm, soapy water and a
non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad.
. Wash, rinse and dry.
l Do not use metal scouring
pads or harsh
cleansers.
Do not clean heating element under grill/griddle.
l Soil burns off.
l Do not put in water.
Clean splatter shield with warm, soapy water and
a soft cloth.
9 Wash, rinse and dry.
l Use non-abrasive
plastic scrubbing pads for
heavily-soiled areas.
Clean grease well, grease pan and frame with
warm, soapy water and a non-abrasive plastic
scrubbing pad.
l Wash, rinse and dry.
l Clean after each use.
l Grease well is dishwasher-safe.
Area under cooktop
Clean with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth.
l Wash, rinse and dry.
l Do not soak.
Vent system
Clean cover and filters with warm, soapy water
and a soft cloth or in a dishwasher.
l Clean often.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
Clean vent box with warm, soapy water and a
soft cloth.
9 Clean often.
l Wipe out grease
residue with a cloth. Sponge
out spills.
If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance...
We suggestyou 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.
If nothing operates:
l Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live
circuit with the proper voltage? (See Installation
Instructions.)
l Have you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
If surface units will not operate:
l Have you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Are surface units plugged
in all the way?
l Do the control knobs turn?
If grill does not cook properly:
l Did you leave space between
the food items?
l Was the grill preheated
for the proper amount
of time?
l Was food partially
frozen or very cold before
grilling? Cooking time will be longer.
If surface unit control knob(s) will not turn:
l Did you push in before trying to turn?
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If venting results are not what you expected:
l Is the exhaust
fan turned ON?
l Are the vent filters clean and in place?
l Is the vent duct or outside opening
blocked?
l Is there a draft in the room where the cooktop
is
installed?
l Has the meat fat been well trimmed?
If cooking results are not what you expected:
l Is the cooktop
level?
l Are you following
a tested recipe from a reliable
source?
l Are the pans the size called for in the recipe?
l Do the cooking utensils
have smooth, flat
bottoms and fit the surface units being used?
2. If you need assistance*...
4. If you need FSP” replacement
Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone number. Dial free from
anywhere in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1 301
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, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
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 fit 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
COOL-LINE service assistance number in Step 2.
3. If you need service*...
5. If you are not satisfied with how the
problem was solved*...
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Whirlpool has a nationwide
= network of authorized
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WhirlpoolSM service compaSERV’CEnies. Whirlpool service
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technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the authorized Whirlpool service
company in your area, call our COOL-LINE@
service assistance telephone number (see
Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR-SERVICE
& REPAIR
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES
MAJOR - REPAIRING 8 PAATS
parts*...
l
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 or Whirlpool have failed to
resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
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.
OR
WASHING MACHINES,
DRYERS
LL IRONERS-SERVICING
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
AUTHORIZED WHIRLPOOLSERVICE
SERVICE COMPANIES
XYZ SERVICE CO
123 Maple...
999.9999
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WHIRLPOOL@
ElectricCookingProductWarranty
ER004
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized WhirlpoolSM service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
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.
4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when the cooking product is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pick-up 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.
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 also apply. For details, please contact your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book. After checking “Service
and Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling our COOL-LINE@.service assistance telephone
number, l-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.
8 Registered Trademark
Part No.36-303459-03-O/4320700
01991 Whirlpool Corporation
/ SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.