GE Monogram® Use and Care Guide Stainless Steel Professional

GE Monogram®
Use and Care Guide
Stainless Steel
Professional
48″ Gas Cooktop
Consumer Information
Stainless Steel Cooktop
Introduction
Your new Monogram cooktop makes an eloquent statement of style, convenience and kitchen
planning flexibility. Whether you chose it for its purity of design, assiduous attention to detail—
or for both of these reasons—you’ll find that your Monogram cooktop’s superior blend of form
and function will delight you for years to come.
Your Monogram cooktop was designed to provide the flexibility to blend in with your kitchen
cabinetry. Its sleek design can be beautifully integrated into the kitchen.
The information on the following pages will help you operate and maintain your cooktop
properly.
If you have any other questions—please call the GE Answer Center® 800.626.2000.
Contents
Care and Cleaning
Burner Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ceramic Briquettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Control Knobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Griddle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Consumer Services
Important Phone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Model and Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 24
Problem Solver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Product Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 23, 24
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 4–7
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Using Your Cooktop
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 9, 12
Cookware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Griddle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 15
Grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–14
Electric Ignitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Simmering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
WARNING!
If the information in this guide is not followed
exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing
property damage, personal injury or death.
Do not store flammable vapors and liquids in
the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use
any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a
neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s
instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the
fire department.
CANADIAN GAS ASSOCIATION
R
2
APPROVED
• Installation and service must be performed
by a qualified installer, service agency or
the gas supplier.
Before
using
your
cooktop
Read this guide carefully. It is intended to help
you operate and maintain your new cooktop
properly.
Write
down the
model &
serial
numbers
You’ll find them on a label in the rear of the
burner box below the burner grates.
Before sending in this card, please write these
numbers here:
These numbers are also on the Consumer
Product Ownership Registration Card
included in this guide.
Model Number
Keep it handy for answers to your questions.
If you don’t understand something or need
more help, call:
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Serial Number
Use these numbers in any correspondence or
service calls concerning your cooktop.
If you
received a
damaged
cooktop
Immediately contact the dealer (or builder)
that sold you the cooktop.
Save time
& money
Before you request service, check the Problem
Solver in the back of this guide.
It lists causes of minor operating problems that
you can correct yourself.
If you
need
service
To obtain service, see the Consumer Services
page in the back of this guide.
NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the
details—including your phone number—to:
We’re proud of our service and want you to be
pleased. If for some reason you are not happy
with the service you receive, here are three
steps to follow for further help.
FIRST, contact the people who serviced your
appliance. Explain why you are not pleased. In
most cases, this will solve the problem.
Manager, Consumer Relations
GE Appliances
Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
FINALLY, if your problem is still not resolved,
write:
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
• The California Safe Drinking Water and
Toxic Enforcement Act requires the
Governor of California to publish a list of
substances known to the state to cause birth
defects or other reproductive harm, and
requires businesses to warn customers of
potential exposure to such substances.
• Gas appliances can cause minor exposure to
four of these substances, namely benzene,
carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and soot,
caused primarily by the incomplete
combustion of natural gas or LP fuels.
Properly adjusted burners, indicated by a
bluish rather than a yellow flame, will
minimize incomplete combustion. Exposure
to these substances can be minimized by
venting with an open window or using a
ventilation fan or hood.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
When using your appliance, follow basic safety
precautions, including the following:
• Have the installer show you the location of
the cooktop gas cut-off valve and how to shut
it off if necessary.
• Be sure all packing materials are removed
from the cooktop before operating it to
prevent fire or smoke damage should the
packing material ignite.
• Locate the cooktop out of kitchen traffic path
and out of drafty locations and areas with
poor air circulation.
• Do not attempt to repair or replace any part
of your cooktop unless it is specifically
recommended in this guide. All other
servicing should be referred to a qualified
technician.
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• Be sure your cooktop is correctly adjusted
by a qualified service technician or installer
for the type of gas (natural or LP) that is
to be used.
WARNING: These adjustments must be
made by a qualified service technician in
accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions and all codes and requirements
of the authority having jurisdiction. Failure to
follow these instructions could result in
serious injury or property damage. The
qualified agency performing this work
assumes responsibility for the conversion.
• Use this appliance only for its intended use as
described in this guide.
• Be sure your appliance is properly installed
and grounded by a qualified technician in
accordance with the provided installation
instructions.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
• Before performing any service,
DISCONNECT THE COOKTOP POWER
SUPPLY AT THE HOUSEHOLD
DISTRIBUTION PANEL BY REMOVING
THE FUSE OR SWITCHING OFF THE
CIRCUIT BREAKER.
• Do not leave children alone—children should
not be left alone or unattended in an area
where an appliance is in use. They should
never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of
the appliance.
• Do not allow anyone to climb, stand or hang
on the drip tray handles or cooktop. They
could damage the cooktop and even tip it
over, causing severe personal injury.
• Do not store flammable materials near
the cooktop.
• CAUTION: ITEMS OF INTEREST TO
CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE STORED
IN CABINETS ABOVE A COOKTOP—
CHILDREN CLIMBING ON THE
COOKTOP TO REACH ITEMS COULD
BE SERIOUSLY INJURED.
• For your safety, never use your appliance for
warming or heating the room.
• When cooking, do not touch the burners,
burner grates, grille or griddle (on some
models) or the surrounding areas.
These surfaces may be hot enough to burn.
During and after use, do not touch, or let
clothing or other flammable materials
contact, the burners, grille or griddle (on
some models) or areas near the burners;
allow sufficient time for cooling first.
Potentially hot surfaces include the cooktop,
areas facing the cooktop and the drip tray
handles.
The drip trays can get hot. Do not remove the
drip trays until they are cool.
• Keep the ventilator hood and grease filters
clean to maintain good venting and to avoid
grease fires. Turn the ventilator OFF in case
of fire or when intentionally “flaming” liquor
or other spirits on the cooktop. The blower, if
in operation, could spread the flames.
• DO NOT obstruct the flow of combustion or
ventilation air to the appliance. Be sure a
fresh air supply is available.
• Never wear loose-fitting or hanging garments
while using the appliance. Be careful when
reaching for items stored over the cooktop.
Flammable material could be ignited if
brought in contact with burners or burner
grates and may cause severe burns.
• Use only dry pot holders—moist or damp pot
holders on hot surfaces may result in burns
from steam. Do not let pot holders touch
burners or burner grates. Do not use a towel
or other bulky cloth.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
• Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up
a flaming pan. Turn the controls off. Smother a
flaming pan on a surface unit by covering the
pan completely with a well-fitting lid, cookie
sheet or flat tray. Use a multi-purpose dry
chemical or foam-type fire extinguisher.
Flaming grease outside a pan can be put out by
covering it with baking soda or, if available, by
using a multi-purpose dry chemical or foamtype fire extinguisher.
• DO NOT STORE OR USE COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIALS, GASOLINE OR OTHER
FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIQUIDS IN
THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER
APPLIANCE.
• Do not let cooking grease or other flammable
materials accumulate in or near the cooktop.
Clean drip trays and liners after every use.
• If you smell gas, the installer has not done a
proper job of checking for leaks. You can have
a small leak and therefore a faint gas smell if
the connections are not completely tight.
Finding a gas leak is NOT a do-it-yourself
procedure. Some leaks can only be found with
the burner control in the ON position and for
your protection it must be done by a qualified
service technician. Never use an open flame to
locate a leak.
• If by some chance a burner goes out and gas
escapes, open a window or a door to let the
room air out. Do not attempt to use the
appliance until the gas has had time to
dissipate. Follow the instructions in What
to do if You Smell Gas.
• Do not use aluminum foil to line any part of the
cooktop. Using a foil liner could result in a fire
hazard or the obstruction of the flow of
combustion and ventilation air. Foil is an
excellent heat insulator and heat will be
trapped underneath it. This trapped heat can
upset the cooking performance and can
damage the finish of the cooktop.
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• Do not heat unopened food containers; a
build-up of pressure may cause the container
to burst.
• Set the burner control so that the flame heats
only the bottom of the pan and does not extend
beyond the bottom of the pan. Excessive flame
is hazardous. The high BTU burners can easily
melt cookware handles.
• Hold the handle of the pan, using a dry pot
holder, to prevent movement of the utensil
when stirring or turning food.
• Always heat fat slowly, and watch as it heats.
• Always use the LITE position when igniting the
burners and make sure the burners have
ignited, including the center simmer flame.
• Never leave the burners unattended at high
flame settings. Boilovers cause smoking and
greasy spillovers that may catch on fire. If the
burner flames are smothered by a severe
boilover which affects the ignitor, unburned
gas will escape into the room.
• Do not let pot holders come near open flames
when lifting cookware. Do not use a towel or
other bulky cloth in place of a pot holder.
• To minimize the possibility of burns, ignition
of flammable materials and spillage, turn
cookware handles toward the side or back of
the cooktop without extending over adjacent
burners.
• Never block the vents (air openings) of the
cooktop. They provide the air inlet and outlet
that are necessary for the cooktop to operate
properly with correct combustion. Air
openings are located at the drip tray and drip
tray handle area.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
• Always turn the burners to OFF before
removing cookware.
• Carefully watch foods being fried at a high
flame setting.
• Foods for frying should be as dry as possible.
Frost on frozen foods or moisture on fresh
foods can cause hot fat to bubble up and over
the sides of the pan.
• Use the least possible amount of fat for
effective shallow or deep fat frying. Filling the
pan too full of fat can cause spillovers when
food is added.
• Use a deep fat thermometer whenever possible
to prevent overheating fat beyond the smoking
point.
• Never try to move a pan of hot fat, especially a
deep fat fryer. Wait until the fat is cool.
• When using glass cookware, make sure it is
designed for cooktop use.
• If a combination of oils or fats will be used in
frying, stir together before heating or as fats
melt slowly.
• Do not leave any items on the cooktop. The hot
air from the vent may ignite flammable items
and will increase pressure in closed containers,
which may cause them to burst.
• Use proper pan size—avoid pans that are
unstable or easily tipped. Select cookware
having flat bottoms large enough to properly
contain food and avoid boilovers and spillovers
and large enough to cover burner grate. This
will both save cleaning time and prevent
hazardous accumulations of food, since heavy
spattering or spillovers left on the cooktop can
ignite. Use pans with handles that can be easily
grasped and remain cool.
• Keep all plastics away from the burners.
• Do not leave plastic items on the cooktop—they
may melt if left too close to the vent.
• To avoid the possibility of a burn, always be
certain that the controls for all burners are at
the OFF position and all grates are cool before
attempting to remove them.
• When flaming foods are under the hood, turn
the fan off. The fan, if operating, may spread
the flames.
• Grease is flammable. Let hot grease cool
before attempting to handle it. Avoid letting
grease deposits collect in the container under
the cooktop burners, the grille or the griddle.
Clean these areas after each use or boilover.
• For proper lighting and performance of the
burners, keep the burner ports clean. It may be
necessary to clean these when there is a
boilover or when the burner does not light,
even though the electronic ignitors click.
• Clean the cooktop with caution. Avoid steam
burns; do not use a wet sponge or cloth to clean
the cooktop while it is hot. Some cleaners
produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot
surface. Follow manufacturer’s directions.
• Do not use the grille for cooking excessively
fatty meats or products which promote
flare-up.
• DO NOT use cookware on the grille.
• If cooktop is located near a window, do not
hang long curtains that could blow over the
burners and create a fire hazard.
•Be sure all the controls are turned off and the
appliance is cool before using any type of
aerosol cleaner or cooking spray on or around
the appliance. The chemical that produces the
spraying action could, in the presence of heat,
ignite or cause metal parts to corrode.
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Features of Your Cooktop
Stainless Steel Cooktop
Design
information
2
3
4
1
(Not all features
are on all models.
Appearance may vary.)
5
6
7
ZGU48N6R
ZGU48L6R
6
2
8
3
9
4
1
5
10
7
ZGU48N4G
ZGU48L4G
6
2
8
9
4
1
5
6
ZGU48N6D
ZGU48L6D
6
Feature Index
Page
1
Burner Assemblies
9, 16
2
Model and Serial Numbers
(in rear of burner box below grates—can be seen when
grates and areation pans are removed)
3, 24
3
Grille
4
Drain Tubes
12–14, 16
17
5
Drip Trays
6
Burner Control Knobs
9, 16
7
Grille Control Knob
12, 16
8
Griddle Flue Cover (Vent)
9
Griddle
10
8
10
Griddle Control Knob
12, 17
14
14, 15, 17
15, 16
Using Your Cooktop
Stainless Steel Cooktop
Control
knobs
The control knobs are in front of the burner,
grille or griddle (on some models) they control.
HI
LITE
The burners have an infinite number of heat
settings as there are no fixed positions between
HI and LO.
To turn ON a burner, push the control in, then
turn it counterclockwise to the LITE position.
Check to be sure the burner you turned on is the
one you want to use.
You will hear the ignitor click. When the gas is
ignited all around the burner and into the central
simmer burner below the simmer cap, turn the
knob back to the desired setting.
When using the simmer burner always ensure
that it lights from the main burner.
Burners
Your new professional gas cooktop is equipped
with burners typical of those used in restaurants.
These burners are designed in three pieces for
easy cleaning and control.
Push the control in and turn it counterclockwise
to the LITE position.
Simmer burner
Simmer cap
The center, smaller cap covers and protects the
simmer burner from boilovers that could put the
flame out. This cap also spreads the simmer
burner heat out to avoid too much heat being
concentrated on the center of the pan.
The simmer burner is always on when the burner
is in use. The burner should never be operated if
the simmer cap is not in place.
The outer cap and brass port ring constitute the
main burner and are in operation between the HI
and LO settings.
Brass port ring
Outer ring
The burners have electronic spark ignition to
eliminate continuously burning pilots. When the
outer ring is on and the flame is blown out, it will
relight. The burners are rated at 15,000 BTU
around the outer ring. When turned to the
simmer setting, only the center of the burner is
lit, and it is rated at 500 BTU.
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Using Your Cooktop
Stainless Steel Cooktop
Electronic
ignitors
NOTE: Keep the ignitor, ignitor cap and burner
ports clean.
If a burner does not ignite, listen for the
clicking sound. If the ignitor is not clicking,
turn off the burner. Check the circuit breaker
for a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker. If
the ignitor still fails to operate, check the
Problem Solver in the back of this guide or the
Power Failure information in this section.
Ignitor
Simmer
ignition
channels
NOTE: If you are using propane gas, a slight pop
or flash may occur at the burner ports a few
seconds after the burner has been turned off.
This “extinction pop” is normal for propane gas.
Burner base
Simmering
Your new professional gas cooktop has
exceptionally low simmering capabilities. The
center simmer cap serves as a heat diffuser to
spread out the heat to avoid having a center hot
spot. Keep in mind that because of the high heat
capacity of the outer burner, and the mass of the
cast iron burner grates (they retain heat longer
than lighter, conventional grates), some foods
may continue to cook by retained heat after the
burner has been turned off.
The simmer burner is lit from the outside burner
flame.
Burner
efficiency
and flame
characteristics
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The burner flame should burn completely
around and within the burner with no excessive
noise or lifting. The flame should be blue in
color and stable with no yellow tips.
An improper air-gas mixture may cause either
a burner flutter or a yellow-tipped flame.
A technician should adjust the flame.
The flame travels through the simmer ignition
channels and crosses over onto the simmer
burner located just beneath the simmer cap.
When lighting only the simmer burner, always
light the main burner first. This will in turn
provide the ignition source for the simmer
burner. Ensure that the simmer ports are lit
before turning the control knob down to the
simmer position. Should a strong draft or
boilover extinguish the simmer flame it will not
relight automatically as the outer burner would.
During initial use, foreign particles in the gas
line, or dust in the air or around the appliance
may cause an orange flame. This will disappear
with use.
Flame
height
The correct height of the flame mainly depends
on the size of the bottom of the cooking utensil,
the material of the cooking utensil, the amount
and type of food and the amount of liquid in
the utensil.
Incorrect
Correct
For safe handling of cookware, never let the
flame extend up the sides of the cookware. Any
flame larger than the bottom of the cookware is
wasted heat and only serves to heat the handle.
Watch the flame, not the knob, as you reduce
the heat.
Note: The flame size on a gas burner should match the
cookware you are using.
• For safety reasons the flame must never extend
beyond the bottom of the cooking utensil.
Never allow flames to curl up the side of the
pan.
• Be very careful if the pans have plastic handles,
as these large professional-size burners can
flame up on the outside of the pan and melt or
bubble the handles.
3″
• Utensils which conduct heat slowly (such as
glass-ceramic) should be used with medium to
low flames. If you are cooking with a large
amount of liquid a slightly larger flame can
be used.
Power
failure
The electric ignition that lights the surface
burners will not operate during a power
failure.
It is necessary to light each burner separately
each time you want to use it during a power
failure.
To light the surface burners during a power
failure, turn the control knob for the burner
you want to light to LITE while holding a
lighted match to the outer ring. After the
flame is burning all the way around the burner,
adjust the flame.
The grille and griddle (on some models) can
not be used during a power failure.
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Using Your Cooktop
Stainless Steel Cooktop
Cookware
Do not operate a burner for an extended
period of time without cookware on the grate.
The finish on the grate may chip without
cookware to absorb the heat.
Glass: There are two types of glass cookware—
those for oven use only and those for surface
cooking (saucepans, coffee and teapots). Glass
conducts heat very slowly.
Aluminum: Medium-weight cookware is
recommended because it heats quickly and
evenly. Most foods brown evenly in an
aluminum skillet. Use saucepans with tightfitting lids for cooking with minimum amounts
of water.
Heatproof Glass-Ceramic: Can be used for
either surface or oven cooking. It conducts
heat very slowly and cools very slowly. Check
cookware manufacturer’s directions to be sure
it can be used on gas cooktops.
Cast Iron: If heated slowly, most skillets will
give satisfactory results.
Enamelware: Under some conditions, the
enamel of some cookware may melt. Follow
cookware manufacturer’s recommendations
for cooking methods.
Using the
grille
(on some models)
Before starting to cook on the grille, be sure the
drip tray and liners are in place and that you
have the grille racks turned to the side you want
for cooking.
Preheat the grille for 15 minutes with the
control knob set on HI. When the grille is
preheated, place the food on the grille. Cook it
to the desired doneness.
NOTE: The longer you preheat the grille, the
darker the grille marks will be on your food.
During cooking it may be necessary to adjust the
heat setting. The control knob may be set to any
position between HI and LO.
For proper searing and browning the grille
requires high heat.
With large pieces of meat or poultry you may
need to turn the heat to a lower heat setting
after the food has been seared. This lower heat
setting will allow the food to cook through
without burning the outside.
Marinades and barbecue sauce should be added
toward the end of cooking time. The heat
should be turned to low when sauces are added.
Do not leave the grille unattended while it is on.
When you are finished cooking allow the grille
and the drip trays to cool before cleaning them.
They should be cleaned each time they are used.
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Stainless Steel: This metal alone has poor
heating properties, and is usually combined
with copper, aluminum or other metals for
improved heat distribution. Combination
metal skillets generally work satisfactorily if
they are used at medium heat as the
manufacturer recommends.
HI
LITE
Excessive
grille flareups and
flaming
Occasionally grease drippings ignite. These
drippings will create minor puffs of flame for a
second or two. This is normal when cooking on
a barbecue. You may find it handy to have a
spray bottle filled with water to lightly spray the
flare-up.
If the flame becomes excessive, remove the
food from the grille. Lower the heat setting.
Replace the food when the flare-up subsides.
Grille rack
To prevent flare-ups from happening, trim the
fat from around the edges of steaks and chops,
use hamburger that is lean, remove the fat
from poultry, etc.
When turning any kind of meat or poultry, the
melting fat will drop onto the briquettes and it
may create a flare-up. If this happens, use a
long-handled spatula to move the food to
another area.
The two-piece rack is reversible. Place the side
with the two grooved tabs toward the back of the
cooktop. The grille rack is made of cast iron and
has a black porcelain finish.
One side of the grille (side A) is ridged and
should be used for foods where you want the fat
to run off, such as steak or hamburger patties.
The ridges are sloped so the fat runs toward the
front of the grille and can easily run down to the
cooler area of the drip tray and away from the
intense heat of the burner.
The other side of the grille (side B) was
designed for foods that need more support
while cooking, such as fish.
Food cooked on this grille achieves the same
flavor as food cooked on an outdoor grille. The
intense radiant heat from the ceramic
briquettes caramelizes the fats and juices that
are brought to the surface of the food, giving it
the barbecued flavor.
Side A
Side B
This gas grille may cook slightly faster than you
are used to.
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Using Your Cooktop
Stainless Steel Cooktop
Grilling
hints
• When turning the meat over, always use a
spatula as it will not puncture the meat
allowing the juices to run out. This will help to
keep the meat juicy. Turn the meat only once,
as juices are lost when the meat is repeatedly
turned. Season or salt the meat after it has
been cooked; these procedures have a
tendency to dry the meat out.
• Be sure to trim any excess fat from meat or
poultry. To prevent steaks or chops from
curling while they are being cooked, slit the
fat around the edges at about 2-inch intervals.
To test for doneness, make a small cut in the
center of the meat.
Before
using the
griddle
(on some models)
The built-in griddle is made from Type 304
stainless steel, highly polished to provide a
smooth cooking surface. It is normal for it to
darken with use as oils cook onto the surface to
provide a stick-resistant base or “seasoning.”
Since the griddle is made from stainless steel
the surface will not rust.
The griddle is thermostatically controlled and
cycles on and off to maintain the set temperature.
The “HEATING” light indicates that the burner
is on.
The griddle assembly is not to be removed for
cleaning and is held in place by three rear screws.
These screws keep the griddle from shifting in
transit, and are also used for positioning to avoid
breaking ignition components.
Once the unit is in position, the rear center
shipping screw can be removed. It is located
beneath the griddle flue cover. Remove the flue
cover by lifting it straight up.
The two outer screws are leveling screws. Do not
remove these two screws. They can be turned to
level the griddle or to provide a forward slope to
help grease and oils to drain away from the food
being cooked. After using the griddle a few
times you will be able to judge the slope best for
the foods you are cooking and your personal
preference.
When replacing the griddle flue cover ensure
that the cover slips to the outside of the front
and back metal flanges of the fixed griddle
assembly. This will ensure a tight fit of the
flue cover.
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• The doneness of meat is affected by the
thickness of the cut. It is impossible to cook a
thin piece of meat to a rare doneness. A steak
should be at least 1-inch thick to have it turn
out rare and juicy. The cooking time is
affected by the temperature of the meat when
you start to cook it, the size and shape of the
cut and the kind of meat you are cooking. The
degree of doneness desired also affects the
time.
• The U. S. Department of Agriculture says,
“Rare beef is popular, but you should know
that cooking it to only 140°F. means some
food poisoning organisms may survive.”
(Source: Safe Food Book. Your Kitchen
Guide. USDA Rev. June 1985.)
Shipping screw
Outer leveling
screws
Remove the center shipping
screw. Leave the two outer
leveling screws in place.
Griddle flue cover
Seasoning
the griddle
Before using the griddle for the first time it
must be seasoned.
If the griddle has not been used for a period of
time, it should be reseasoned.
To season the griddle:
1 Clean the griddle thoroughly with hot, soapy
water to remove any protective coating.
2 Rinse with a mixture of 1 quart water and 1
cup white vinegar. Dry thoroughly.
4 Turn the control knob to a medium setting
(350°F.). Turn the heat off when the oil
begins to smoke. Allow the griddle to cool.
5 Repeat step 3. Be sure to cover the entire
surface with the oil.
6 Repeat step 4. Allow the griddle to cool.
Wipe the entire surface of the griddle
using a heavy cloth. Apply a very thin layer of
vegetable oil. The griddle is now ready to use.
3 Pour 1 teaspoon vegetable oil into the center
of the griddle. Do not use corn oil as it gets
sticky. Rub the oil over the entire surface of
the griddle using a heavy cloth.
Using the
griddle
Before starting to cook on the griddle, be sure
the drip tray and liners are in place. Preheat
the griddle for 15 minutes with the control
knob set to the temperature suggested on the
Griddle Cooking Chart. When the griddle is
preheated, the HEATING light will turn off.
Place the food on the griddle and cook to the
desired doneness.
NOTE: When the griddle is properly seasoned
it can be used without any additional
shortening. However, shortening can be used
for flavor. A light mist of a non-stick vegetable
spray, applied before cooking to a cool griddle,
makes delicate foods easier to turn.
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Care and Cleaning
Stainless Steel Cooktop
Control
panel and
knobs
Clean up spatters with a damp cloth. Remove
heavier soil with warm, soapy water.
Do not use abrasives of any kind on the control
panel.
The control knobs may be removed for easier
cleaning. To remove a knob, pull it straight off
the stem. Wash the knobs in soap and water but
do not soak.
Grille
(on some models)
Clean the grille immediately after cooking.
Turn off the burner. To protect your hand from
steam and heat, wear a barbecue mitt. Scrub the
grille by dipping a brass bristle barbecue brush
frequently into a bowl of water.
The steam created softens the food particles
and assists the cleaning process. The food
particles will drop into the drip tray or into the
radiant tray holding the ceramic briquettes. Be
sure to clean the drain tube, drip tray and liner
after they have cooled.
Ceramic
briquettes
(on some models)
The layer of ceramic briquettes, under the
grille racks, will last for many years with proper
care.
Burned-on food particles and ash can be
emptied off the radiant tray when cool by
shaking over a waste receptacle.
Stainless
steel
Do not use a steel wool pad; it will scratch the
surface.
Clean with hot soapy water. Rinse and dry.
If food soil remains, try a general kitchen
cleaner, such as Fantastik®, Simple Green®
or Formula 409®
.
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Chipping or cracking of the briquettes may
occur as they may get brittle with age,
depending on the frequency of use. This is
normal and does not affect the performance.
Do not replace the radiant tray/briquettes with
alternates.
For hard to clean soil use a standard stainless
steel cleaner such as Bon-Ami®
, Cameo® or Bar
Keepers Friend®
. Apply cleaner with a damp
sponge, rinse thoroughly and dry. Always scrub
lightly in the direction of the grain.
After cleaning, use a stainless steel polish such
as Stainless Steel Magic®.
Drip trays,
drip tray
liners and
drain tubes
Drain tubes
Located beneath the cooktop are two drip trays.
If you have a griddle or a grille there will also be
a tray liner. The drip trays and liners are made
of stainless steel. The drip trays are on rollers so
they are easy to remove and replace.
FRONT
To remove the drip tray, pull it forward. If
something has spilled into the tray it should be
cleaned up as soon as possible to prevent
“baked on” food soil.
Grease from the griddle or the grille drains
through the drain tubes into the tray and into
the liner below.
REAR
OFF
BAKE BROIL PROOF
FRONT
REAR
OFF
GRILL
OVEN
BAKE
CONV
BAKE
BROIL CLEAN
GRIDDLE
OVEN
OVEN ON
HEATING
OVEN ON
HEATING
DOOR LOCKED
Drip trays
Liner
Do not allow the grease to accumulate in the
drip tray or liner as it can be a fire hazard. Clean
the drip tray and liner as soon as they are cool.
Clean with hot soapy water.
To clean the drain tube use a soapy bottle
brush. A mild abrasive cleaner such as BonAmi® or Soft Scrub® can be used. For stubborn
stains, use a soap-filled steel wool pad or a harsh
abrasive cleaner such as Comet® or Ajax®,
rubbing lightly. Rinse all parts thoroughly.
Griddle
(on some models)
Thoroughly clean the griddle of grease and
food particles, using a square-edged spatula,
while it is still hot.
Wipe the griddle with a dry heavy coarse cloth
to remove any remaining residue and food
particles.
Wash with hot soapy water, rinse and dry.
Once the griddle has cooled rub the surface
lightly with vegetable oil. Do not use corn oil as
it gets sticky.
If the griddle is cleaned with anything other
than a dry heavy coarse cloth, it will need to be
reseasoned.
Never flood the hot griddle with cold water.
This could cause the griddle to crack or warp.
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Care and Cleaning
Stainless Steel Cooktop
Burner
assembly
The burner assemblies should be washed
regularly and, of course, after spillovers.
Ignitor
Burner
cap
Turn all the controls to OFF before removing
the burner parts.
The electrode of the spark ignitor is exposed
beyond the top of the burner. When cleaning
the burner trays, be careful not to snag the
electrode of the spark ignitor with your cleaning
cloth. Do not hit the spark ignitor. Be careful not
to turn on any surface controls while cleaning
the burner trays. A slight electrical shock might
result which could cause you to knock over hot
cookware.
The burner grates, burner tops and trim rings
can be lifted off, making them easy to clean.
Removing them gives you access to the burner
bodies and burner trays.
To avoid snagging cloth on spark ignitors, leave
burner caps in place when cleaning burner
trays.
The burners have been designed in three pieces
for ease of cleaning. When the burner grate and
the burner are cool, remove the grate. The
center ring, the burner cap and the port ring
can easily be lifted off. Wash these parts in hot
soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly.
The burner grates, center ring and the burner
cap are porcelain enamel. When cool they may
be wiped clean using hot soapy water, then
rinsed and wiped dry. When lifting the burner
grates be careful as they are heavy. Place them
on a protected surface, so they won’t scratch the
surface of the cooktop.
The port ring is brass; a bristle brush can be
used to clean out the toothed burner ports, if
necessary.
After cleaning, it is important to make sure the
locating pin on the bottom side of the brass port
ring is properly aligned with the corresponding
hole in the burner base. Incorrect alignment
will produce a potentially dangerous flame and
poor burner performance.
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Burner
ports
CAUTION:
Do not operate the burner without all burner parts in place.
The Problem Solver
Stainless Steel Cooktop
Questions?
Use this
problem
solver!
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
BURNERS DO
NOT LIGHT
• Burners assembled incorrectly after cleaning. Make sure the burner
assembly is put together correctly and that the port ring is aligned.
• Clean the ignitor orifice.
• Inspect the manual cut-off valve to insure that it is not closed.
• Make sure the electrical plug is plugged into a live power outlet.
• Check for a power outage.
BURNER FLAMES
VERY LARGE
OR YELLOW
• Improper LP gas connection. See the Installation Instructions.
TICKING SOUND
OF SPARK IGNITOR
AFTER BURNER
LIGHTS
• The spark ignitor is not deactivated. Turn the burner OFF and
relight. Some ticking is normal. If ticking is excessive call for service.
STRONG ODOR
• Improper air/gas ratio in burners. Adjust the air shutters.
If you need more help…call, toll free:
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000
consumer information service
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Notes
Stainless Steel Cooktop
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Consumer Services
With the purchase of your new Monogram appliance, receive the
assurance that if you ever need information or assistance from GE,
we’ll be there. All you have to do is call—toll- free!
GE Answer
Center®
800.626.2000
In-Home Repair
Service
800-444-1845
For Customers
With Special
Needs…
Whatever your question about any Monogram major appliance, GE Answer Center®
information service is available to help. Your call—and your question—will be answered
promptly and courteously. And you can call any time. GE Answer Center® service is open
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A GE consumer service professional will provide expert repair service, scheduled at a time
that’s convenient for you. Many GE Consumer Service company-operated locations offer
you service today or tomorrow, or at your convenience (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekdays,
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays). Our factory-trained technicians know your appliance
inside and out—so most repairs can be handled in just one visit.
GE offers, free of charge, a brochure to assist in planning a barrierfree kitchen for persons with limited mobility.
2’ 6"
TBXTOLITE
ON WALL
SINGLE CONTROL
FAUCET
6’ 10"
8"
5"
6"
5"
1’ 0"
800.626.2000
7"
3’
1/8"
FLUORESCENT
FIXTURE
THIS LIGHT CAN
BE INSTALLED
IN BOTTOM OF
WALL CABINETS
Consumers with impaired hearing or speech who have access to a
TDD or a conventional teletypewriter may call 800-TDD-GEAC
(800-833-4322) to request information or service.
2’ 10"
SECTION A-A
R SHALLOW DEPTH SINKS (6") WITH REAR DRAIN.
SINK SHOULD ALSO BE UNDERCOATED
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SCALE 1’=1"
You can have the secure feeling that GE Consumer Service will still be there after your
warranty expires. Purchase a GE contract while your warranty is still in effect and you’ll
receive a substantial discount. With a multiple-year contract, you’re assured of future
service at today’s prices.
Parts and
Accessories
Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessories sent directly
to their home. The GE parts system provides access to over 47,000 parts…and all GE Genuine
Renewal Parts are fully warranted. VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted.
800- 626-2002
User maintenance instructions contained in this guide cover procedures intended to be
performed by any user. Other servicing generally should be referred to qualified service
personnel. Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation.
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WARRANTY
YOUR MONOGRAM COOKTOP WARRANTY
Staple sales slip or cancelled check here. Proof of original
purchase date is needed to obtain service under warranty.
WHAT IS
COVERED
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
For one year from date of original purchase, we will provide, free of charge, parts and
service labor in your home to repair or replace any part of the cooktop that fails because
of a manufacturing defect.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products
purchased for ordinary home use in the 48 mainland states, Hawaii and Washington, D.C.
In Alaska the warranty is the same except that it is LIMITED because you must pay to ship
the product to the service shop or for the service technician’s travel costs to your home.
All warranty service will be provided by our Factory Service Centers or by our authorized
Customer Care® servicers during normal working hours.
Should your appliance need service, during warranty period or beyond, call 800-444-1845.
WHAT IS NOT
COVERED
• Service trips to your home to teach you how
to use the product.
Read your Use and Care material.
If you then have any questions about
operating the product, please contact your
dealer or our Consumer Affairs office at
the address below, or call, toll free:
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000
consumer information service
• Replacement of house fuses or resetting of
circuit breakers.
• Failure of the product if it is used for other
than its intended purpose or used
commercially.
• Improper installation.
If you have an installation problem, contact
your dealer or installer. You are responsible
for providing adequate electrical, gas,
exhausting and other connecting facilities
as described in the Installation Instructions
provided with the product.
WARRANTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE
FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
• Damage to the product caused by accident,
fire, floods or acts of God.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so the above 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.
To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs
office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company. If further help is needed concerning this warranty,
write: Manager—Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225
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Warranty Registration Department
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Consumer Product Ownership Registration
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Thank you for purchasing our product and thank you for placing your confidence in us. We are proud to
have you as a customer!
Follow these three steps to protect your new appliance investment:
1 2 3
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your Consumer
Product Ownership
Registration today.
Have the peace of mind
of knowing we can
contact you in the
unlikely event of a
safety modification.
Read your “Use and Care
Guide” carefully. It will
help you operate your new
appliance properly. If you
have questions, or need
more information call
the GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000.
After completing this
registration, write your
model and serial numbers
on page 2 of this guide.
You will need this
information should
you require service.
Our service number is
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