Electrolux FGEC3067MB Operating instructions

Electrolux FGEC3067MB Operating instructions
All about the
Use & Care
of your
Care & Cleaning (Cleaning Chart)..........................11
Important Safety Instructions..................................3
Care & Cleaning...................................................12
Surface Cooking.....................................................5
Before You Call ...................................................14
Before Setting Surface Controls...............................7
Major Appliance Warranty.....................................16
Setting Surface Controls.........................................8
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318205605 (June 2011) Rev. A
Welcome & Congratulations....................................2
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for several models. Your product may not have
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that may occur. Common sense and caution must be
practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any
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you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety
messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury
or death.
This symbol will help alert you to situations
that may cause serious bodily harm, death or
property damage.
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may cause bodily injury or property damage.
IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation or
maintenance information which is important but not
• Remove all tape and packaging wrap before using
the appliance. Destroy the carton and plastic bags
after unpacking the appliance. Never allow children
to play with packaging material.
• Proper Installation. Be sure your appliance is
properly installed and grounded by a qualified
technician in accordance with the National
Electrical Code No. 70 - latest edition in the
United States, or CSA C22.1, Part 1 in Canada, and
local code requirements. Install only per installation
instructions provided in the literature package for this
Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and
an authorized repair service. Know how to disconnect the
electrical power to the appliance at the circuit breaker or
fuse box in case of an emergency.
• User Servicing. Do not repair or replace any part
of the appliance unless specifically recommended
in the manuals. All other servicing should be done only
by a qualified technician to reduce the risk of personal
injury and damage to the appliance.
• Never modify or alter the construction of an
appliance such as removal of panels, wire covers
or any other permanent part of the appliance.
• Storage on Appliance. Flammable materials
should not be stored near surface units. This
includes paper, plastic and cloth items, such as
cookbooks, plasticware and towels, as well as flammable
liquids. Do not store explosives, such as aerosol cans, on
or near the appliance. Flammable materials may explode
and result in fire or property damage.
Do not store items of interest to children in the
cabinets above the appliance. Children climbing on
the cooktop to reach items could be seriously injured.
• Do not leave children alone. Children should not
be left alone or unattended in the area where an
appliance is in use. They should never be allowed to
sit or stand on any part of the appliance.
THESE UNITS. Surface units may be hot even though
they are dark in color. Areas near surface units may
become hot enough to cause burns. During and after
use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable
materials touch these areas until they have had sufficient
time to cool. Among these areas are the cooktop and
areas facing the cooktop.
• Wear Proper Apparel. Loose-fitting or hanging
garments should never be worn while using the
appliance. Do not let clothing or other flammable
materials contact hot surfaces.
Never use your appliance for warming or heating
the room.
• Do Not Use Water or Flour on Grease Fires.
Smother the fire with a pan lid, or use baking
soda, a dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
• When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or
grease may catch fire if allowed to become too hot.
• Use Only Dry Pot holders. Moist or damp pot
holders on hot surfaces may result in burns from
steam. Do not let the pot holders touch hot surface
units. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth instead of
a pot holder.
• Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers. Buildup
of pressure may cause the container to burst and
result in injury.
• Know which knob controls each surface unit.
• Clean the appliance regularly to keep all parts
free of grease that could catch fire. Exhaust fan
ventilation hoods and grease filters should be kept
clean. Do not allow grease to accumulate on hood or
filter. Greasy deposits in the fan could catch fire. When
flaming food under the hood, turn fan on. Refer to hood
manufacturer's instructions for cleaning.
• Use Proper Pan Size. This appliance is equipped
with one or more surface units of different sizes. Select
utensils having flat bottoms large enough to cover the
surface unit. The use of undersized utensils will expose a
portion of the surface heating unit to direct contact and
may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of
utensil to element will also improve efficiency.
• Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and
Not Extend Over Adjacent Surface Units. To reduce
the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and
spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil.
• Never Leave Surface Units Unattended. Boilovers
cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite, or
a pan that has boiled dry may melt.
• Protective Liners. Do not use aluminum foil to line
any part of the appliance. Only use aluminum foil as
recommended for baking if used as a cover placed on
the food. Any other use of protective liners or aluminum
foil may result in a risk of electric shock or fire or short
• Do Not immerse or Soak Removable Surface
Heating Elements. Surface heating elements should
never be immerse in water. Heating elements clean
themselves during normal operation.
• Make Sure Drip Pans or Drip Bowls are in Place.
Absence of these pans or bowls during cooking may
subject wiring or components underneath to damage.
• Do Not Clean or Operate a Broken Cooktop. If
cooktop should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers
may penetrate the broken cooktop and create a
risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified technician
• Clean Cooktop with Caution. If a wet sponge or cloth
is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to
avoid a steam burn. Some cleaners can produce harmful
fumes if applied to a hot surface.
• Do Not Place Hot Cookware on Cold Cooktop
Glass. This could cause glass to break.
• Do not slide pan across the cooktop surface. They
may scratch the cooktop surface.
• Do Not Let Pans Boil Dry. This may cause permanent
damage in the form of breakage, fusion, or marking
that can affect the ceramic-glass cooktop (This type of
damage is not covered by your warranty).
• Glazed Cooking Utensils. Only certain types of glass,
glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed
utensils are suitable for range top service without
breaking due to the sudden change in temperature.
Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for cooktop
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 cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm,
and requires businesses to warn customers of potential
exposure to such substances.
• Do Not Use Decorative Surface Element Covers.
If an element is accidentally turned on, the decorative
cover will become hot and possibly melt. Burns will occur
if the hot covers are touched. Damage may also be done
to the appliance.
Selecting Surface Cooking Cookware
Cookware should have flat bottoms that make good
contact with the entire surface heating element. Check
for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom of the
cookware (See Figure 1).
Cookware Material types
The cookware material determines how evenly and
quickly heat is transferred from the surface element to
the pan bottom. The most popular materials available
ALUMINUM - Excellent heat conductor. Some types
of food will cause it to darken (Anodized aluminum
cookware resists staining & pitting). If aluminum pans
slide across the ceramic glass cooktop, they may leave
metal marks which will resemble scratches. Remove
these marks immediately.
COPPER - Excellent heat conductor but discolors easily.
May leave metal marks on ceramic glass (see Aluminum
Figure 1
Be sure to follow the recommendations for using
cookware as shown in Figure 2.
• Flat bottom and straight
CAST IRON - A poor heat conductor however will retain
heat very well. Cooks evenly once cooking temperature is
reached. Not recommended for use on ceramic cooktops.
• Curved and warped pan
characteristics will vary depending on base material.
Porcelain-enamel coating must be smooth to avoid
scratching ceramic cooktops.
• Tight fitting lids.
• Weight of handle does
not tilt pan. Pan is well
• Pan sizes match the
amount of food to be
prepared and the size
of the surface element.
STAINLESS STEEL - Slow heat conductor with uneven
cooking results. Is durable, easy to clean and resists
• Pan overhangs unit by
more than one-half inch.
GLASS - Slow heat conductor. Not recommended for
ceramic cooktop surfaces because it may scratch the
• Pan is smaller than the
• Made of material that
conducts heat well.
• Easy to clean.
• Always match pot
diameter to element
surface diameter.
• Heavy handle tilts the
Figure 2
The size and type of cookware used will influence the
setting needed for best cooking results.
Specialty Pans & Trivets
Woks with flat bottoms suitable for use on your cooktop
are available in most cook shop or hardware stores.
Round-bottomed woks (with a support ring that does
not extend beyond the heating element) may also be
used. The metal ring was designed to support the wok
safely when it is filled with large amounts of liquids (soup
making) or fat (frying).
DO NOT use two elements (if the cooktop is not equipped
with bridge element) to heat one large pan such as a
roaster or griddle, or allow cooking utensils to boil dry.
The bottom surface of the pan in either of these situations
could cause discoloring or crazing of the porcelain enamel
range surface, and damage to the surface elements and/
or damage to the drip pans (if equipped).
Canning Tips & Information
1. Use tested recipes and follow instructions carefully.
Check with your local Cooperative Agricultural
Extension Service or a manufacturer of glass jars for
the latest canning information.
2. Use flat-bottomed canners only. Heat is spread more
evenly when the bottom surface is flat.
3. Center canner on the burner grate.
4. Start with hot water and a high heat setting to
reduce the time it takes to bring the water to a boil;
then reduce the heat setting as low as possible to
maintain a constant boil.
5. It is best to can small amounts and light loads.
Wire trivets: Do not use wire trivets. Cookware bottoms
Canning can generate large amounts of steam. Use
extreme caution to prevent burns. Always raise the lid
to vent steam away from you.
DO NOT use a wok if it is equipped with a metal ring
that extends beyond the surface element. Because
this ring traps heat, the surface element and cooktop
surface could be damaged.
Prevent damage to cooktop and burner grates:
1. Do not use water bath or pressure canners that
extend more than one inch beyond the edge of the
burner grate.
2. Do not leave water bath or pressure canners on
high heat for an extended amount of time.
3. Alternate surface units between each batch to
allow the units and surrounding surfaces to cool
down. Try to avoid canning on the same burner
unit all day.
must be in direct contact with the surface elements.
For glass smoothtop models,
only flat bottomed woks
(without support rings) may
be used.
Safe canning requires that harmful micro-organisms are
destroyed and the jars are sealed completely. When
canning in a water bath canner, a gentle but steady boil
must be maintained continuously for the required time.
Ceramic Glass Cooktop (some models)
The ceramic cooktop has radiant surface elements
located below the surface of the glass. The design of
the ceramic cooktop outlines the area of the surface
element underneath. Make sure the diameter of the
pan matches the diameter of the element outline on the
Heat is transferred up through the surface of the cooktop
to the cookware. Only flat-bottom cookware should
be used. The type and size of cookware, the number
of surface elements in use and their settings are all
factors that will affect the amount of heat that will
spread to areas beyond the surface elements. The areas
surrounding the elements may become hot enough to
cause burns.
The cooktop should not be used as a cutting board or
work surface.
Dropping heavy or hard objects on the cooktop may crack it.
Pans with rough bottoms may scratch the cooktop surface.
Placing foods directly on the smoothtop surface
(without cooking utensil) is not recommended as
difficult cleaning will result and foods may smoke and
cause a potential fire hazard.
Never use the griddle or similar cooking sheet on the
ceramic glass cooktop.
About the Radiant Surface Elements
The element temperature rises gradually and evenly.
As the temperature rises, the element will glow red. To
maintain the selected setting, the element will cycle ON
and OFF. The heating element retains enough heat to
provide a uniform and consistent heat during the OFF
cycle. For efficient cooking, turn OFF the element several
minutes before cooking is complete. This will allow
residual heat to complete the cooking process.
Types of the heating elements used
Your cooktop is equipped with radiant surface radiant
elements with different wattage ratings. The ability to
heat food quicker and in larger volumes increases as the
element wattage increases. Depending on model, three
types of heating units may be found under the ceramic
glass cooktop:
– Regular (single coil) radiant elements of various
diameters or shapes.
– Expandable type (double circuits) radiant elements of
various diameters or shapes.
– Bridge Expandable type (triple circuits) radiant
elements of various diameters or shapes.
Please read detailed instructions for ceramic glass
cooktop cleaning in the General Care & Cleaning
section and Before You Call checklist section of this
Use and Care Guide.
Surface cooking settings
Use the chart to determine the correct setting for the
type of food you are preparing.
Note: The size and type of cookware used will influence
the setting needed for best cooking results.
Recommended Setting for Surface Element
Type of Cooking
Start most foods; bring water to a boil
and pan broiling.
Continue a rapid boil; frying, deep fat
MEDIUM (4-6)
Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces
and gravies; steaming vegetables.
(2 - 3)
Keep foods cooking; poaching and
Keep warm, melting and simmering.
Operating the Single Surface
Elements (All models)
To Operate the Single Surface Elements
1. Place correctly sized cookware on the surface
2. Push in and turn the surface control knob in either
direction to the desired setting (Figure 1).
3. Turn the knob to adjust the setting if desired. Start
most cooking operations on a higher setting and then
turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. Each surface
element provides a constant amount of heat at each
setting. Ceramic Glass Cooktop Only: A glowing
red surface heating area extending beyond the
bottom edge of the cookware indicates the cookware
is too small for the surface heating area.
4. When cooking has completed, turn the surface
control knob to OFF before removing the
Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper
shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on
cooktop when it is in use. These items could melt or
ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch
fire if placed too close to the surface elements.
Do not allow aluminum foil, or ANY material that
can melt to make contact with the ceramic glass
cooktop. If these items melt on the cooktop they will
damage the ceramic cooktop.
Ceramic Glass Cooktop only: Radiant elements have
a limiter that allows the element to cycle on and off,
even at the HI setting. This helps to prevent damage
to the ceramic smooth top. Cycling at the HI setting is
normal and can occur if the cookware is too small for
the radiant element or if the cookware bottom is not flat.
Figure 1 -Control knob shown is typical only.
The “Hot Surface” indicator lights will glow when the
element is turned on and will continue to glow after the
control knob is turned to the "OFF" position. It will glow
until the heating surface area has cooled sufficiently.
The glass surface may still be hot and burns may
occur if the glass surface is touched before the indicator
light has turned OFF. The message may remain on even
though the controls are turned OFF.
See Recommended Setting for Surface Element table on
page 6.
Indicator lights (Some models)
Some models have an indicator light for each heating
unit, other models have an indicator light for each pair of
heating units, also some other models have an indicator
light for all heating units.
The indicator light glows as soon as a heating unit is
turned on. Check if the indicator light glows when the
control knob of the individual heating unit is turned on.
If the knob is set to a very low temperature setting, the
indicator may glow and yet, the heating unit may not be
heating at all. If this happens, turn the knob to a higher
setting until the heating unit comes on.
When cooking is finished, a quick glance at the indicator
lights in an easy check to be sure all the control knobs
have been turned OFF.
Hot Surface Indicator Light
(Ceramic Glass Cooktop models only)
Some models have an indicator light located on the
ceramic glass cooktop that glows as soon as the glass
begins to warm up. When the heating unit is turned
off, it will continue to glow as long as the glass remains
warm enough to cause burns. Other models have a hot
surface indicators per element arranged in a cluster. Their
location is as shown in the illustration.
Hot Surface
Operating the Dual Surface Radiant
Element (Specific Ceramic Glass Cooktop
models only)
The cooktop is equipped with one or two dual radiant
surface element. Symbols around the knob are used to
indicate which coil of the dual radiant element will heat.
The small digits on the control knob indicate that only the
inner coil will heat (Fig. 1). The large digits on the control
knobs indicate that both inner and outer coils will heat
(Fig. 2). You may switch from either coil setting at any
time during cooking.
To Operate the Dual Surface Element
1. Place correctly sized cookware on the dual surface
2. Push in and turn the control knob as shown in Figure 1
for smaller cookware or in Figure 2 for larger cookware.
3. Turn the knob to adjust the setting if needed. Start
most cooking operations on a higher setting and then
turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. Each surface
element provides a constant amount of heat at each
setting. A glowing red surface heating area extending
beyond the bottom edge of the cookware indicates the
cookware is too small for the surface heating area.
4. When cooking has completed, turn the surface
control knob to OFF before removing the
Control knobs shown are typical only.
(Typical 30" cooktop shown)
Figure 1
Figure 2
Operating the Warm Zone Feature
(Some Ceramic Glass Cooktop models only)
To operate the warm zone
Your appliance is equipped with a warm zone. The
purpose of the warm zone is to keep hot cooked foods at
serving temperature. Always start with hot food. It is not
recommended to heat cold food on the warm zone.
Use the warm zone to keep cooked foods hot such
as: vegetables, gravies, casseroles, soups, stews,
breads, pastries and oven-safe dinner plate.
All food placed on the warm zone should be covered
with lid or aluminum foil to maintain quality. For best
results, when warming pastries or breads, the cover
should have an opening to allow moisture to escape. Do
not use plastic warp to cover food. Plastic may melt onto
the surface and be very difficult to clean.
Unlike the surface elements, the warm zone will not
glow red when it is hot. Always use potholders or oven
mitts when removing food from the warm zone as
cookware and plates will not be hot
Indicator lights
The hot surface indicator light, located under the cooktop,
will come on when the control is set and will continue to
glow until the glass cooktop has cooled down to moderate
To Set the Warm Zone Control
1. To set the control, turn the knob to the ON position.
2. When done, turn the control to OFF. The warm zone
will remain warm until the hot surface indicator light
goes off.
Use only dishware, utensils and cookware recommended
for oven and cooktop use on the warm zone.
Figure 1 -Control knob shown is typical only.
Cleaning Various Parts of Your Cooktop
Before cleaning any part of the cooktop, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the cooktop is COOL. REMOVE SPILLOVERS
How to Clean
Aluminum (Trim Pieces)
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth or paper towel. Dry with a clean cloth.
Glass, Painted and Plastic
Control Knobs, Body Parts, and
Decorative Trim
For general cleaning, use hot soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and built-up
grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to 60 minutes.
Rinse with a damp cloth and dry. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners on any of these materials;
they can scratch or dull the finish. Commercial glass cleaners recommended for glass
cooktops may also be used.
Control Panel
Wipe the control panel clean after each use. Before cleaning the control panel, turn all
controls to OFF and remove the control knobs. To remove, pull each knob straight off the
shaft. Clean using hot, soapy water and a cloth. Be sure to squeeze excess water from the
cloth before wiping the panel; especially when wiping around the controls. Excess water in or
around the controls may cause damage to the appliance. To replace knobs after cleaning, line
up the flat sides of both the knob and the shaft; then push the knob into place.
Surface Elements and Drip Bowls
Surface elements can be unplugged and removed to make cleaning the drip bowls easier. The
surface elements clean themselves when they are turned on. Food spilled on a hot element
will burn off. Food spilled on a cool element can be cleaned with a damp cloth—any remaining
soil will burn off the next time the element is used. NEVER IMMERSE A SURFACE ELEMENT IN
WATER. To remove surface elements and drip bowls, follow the instructions under General
To clean drip bowls, wash in hot, soapy water or in the dishwasher. Rinse and dry while still
warm. Hard-to-remove, burned-on soils can be removed by soaking the drip bowls for about
20 minutes in a slightly diluted liquid cleanser or a solution made of equal parts ammonia and
water. A nylon scrubber may be used after soaking. DO NOT use abrasive cleansers or steel
wool, as they will scratch the surface. Always rinse with clean water and polish, and dry with
a soft cloth or paper towel. To replace drip bowls and surface elements, follow the instructions
under General Cleaning.
Porcelain Enamel
Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1 solution
of clear water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with an ammonia-soaked paper
towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and a damp cloth, and then scrub with a
soap-filled scouring pad. Rinse and wipe dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. Remove all
cleaners or the porcelain may become damaged during future heating. DO NOT use spray
oven cleaners on the cooktop.
Stainless Steel, Chrome (brushed)
Decorative Trim Cooktop
Cover stubborn spots with an ammonia-soaked paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with
clean water and a cloth. A soapy, nylon mesh scouring pad may be used carefully on stainless
steel; not on chrome. Cleaners made especially for stainless steel, chrome or copper are also
recommended. Do not use metal-type scouring pads on brushed chrome. This could cause
the brushed chrome to change to a yellowish tint. Rinse all cleaners before operating cooktop.
Bluish stains may result due to heat combining with the cleaning material and they cannot be
Ceramic -Glass
See Ceramic-Glass Cooktop in this Owner's Guide.
Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning &
Consistent and proper cleaning is
essential to maintaining your Ceramic
glass cooktop.
Prior to using your cooktop for the first
time, apply the recommended CERAMA
BRYTE® Cleaning Creme to the
ceramic surface. Clean and buff with
a non abrasive cloth or pad. This will
make cleaning easier when soiled from
cooking. The special cooktop cleaning
cream leaves a protective finish on the
glass to help prevent scratches and
Sliding aluminum or copper clad bottom pans on the
cooktop can cause metal markings on the cooktop
surface. These marks should be removed immediately
after the cooktop has cooled using the cooktop cleaning
cream. Metal marks can become permanent if not
removed prior to future use.
Cookware (cast iron, metal, ceramic or glass) with rough
bottoms can mark or scratch the cooktop surface. Do
not slide anything metal or glass across the cooktop.
Do not use your cooktop as a cutting board or work
surface in the kitchen. Do not cook foods directly on the
cooktop surface without a pan. Do not drop heavy or
hard objects on the glass cooktop, or they may crack it.
Cleaning Recommendations for the
Ceramic Glass Cooktop
Before cleaning the cooktop, be sure the controls are
turned to OFF and the cooktop is COOL.
DO NOT use a cooktop cleaner on a hot cooktop.
The fumes can be hazardous to your health, and can
chemically damage the ceramic glass surface.
For light to moderate soil:
Apply a few drops of CookTop® Cleaning Creme directly
to the cooktop. Use a paper towel or use a nonabrasive plastic type no-scratch pad to clean the
entire cooktop surface. Make sure the cooktop is cleaned
thoroughly, leaving no residue.
For heavy, burned on soil:
Apply a few drops of CookTop® Cleaning Creme directly
to the soiled area. Rub the soiled area using a nonabrasive plastic type no-scratch pad, applying pressure
as needed. Do not use the pad you use to clean the
cooktop for any other purpose.
Damage to the ceramic glass cooktop may occur if you
use an abrasive type scratch pad. Only use cleaning
products that have been specifically designed for
ceramic glass cooktop.
If soils remain, carefully scrape soils with a metal razor
blade scraper, holding scraper at a 30 degree angle to the
surface. Remove loosened soils, then apply a few drops
of cleaning cream and buff surface clean.
Plastic or foods with a high sugar content:
These types of soils need be removed immediately if spilled
or melted onto the ceramic cooktop surface. Permanent
damage (such as pitting of the cooktop surface) may occur
if not removed immediately. After turning the surface
elements OFF, use a razor blade scraper or a metal spatula
with a mitt and scrape the soil from the hot surface (as
illustrated). Allow the cooktop to cool, and use the same
method for heavy or burned on soils.
Do not use the following on the ceramic glass
• Do not use abrasive cleaners and scouring pads,
such as metal and some nylon pads. They may
scratch the cooktop, making it more difficult to
• Do not use harsh cleaners, such as chlorine
bleach, ammonia or oven cleaners, as they may
etch or discolor the cooktop.
• Do not use dirty
sponges, cloths or
paper towels, as they
can leave soil or lint on
the cooktop which can
burn and cause Special
Caution for Aluminum
Foil and Aluminum
Cooking Utensils
• Aluminum foil
Use of aluminum foil will damage the cooktop. Do not
use under any circumstances.
Aluminum utensils
Since the melting point of aluminum is much lower
than that of other metals, care must be taken when
aluminum pots or pans are used. Pans that boil dry
may permanently damage cooktop by breaking, fusing
to, or marking it.
Coil Elements Cooktop Cleaning &
Prior to cleaning the coil
elements make sure they
are cold and that control
knobs are set at OFF.
Never immerse the coil
elements in water.
Never leave covers on the coil elements as they could be
permanently damaged if turned on by accident.
To Remove and Replace Surface Elements
and Drip Bowls (some models)
Be careful not to bend
terminal ends when replacing
elements after cleaning.
Before cleaning the cooktop, be sure the controls are
turned to OFF and the cooktop is COOL.
To Remove
1. Lift up edge of surface element across from terminal
end just enough to clear the edge of the drip bowl.
2. Gently slide the surface element out of the terminal plug.
3. Lift the drip bowl up and out.
To Replace
1. Line up the opening of the drip bowl with the terminal plug.
2. Hold the surface element as level as possible and slide
the terminal end through the opening and into the
terminal plug.
3. Be sure the surface element is level to reduce the
hazard of pans sliding off the element.
To Raise the Top for Cleaning
1. Grasp the sides and lift from the front. Some models
may have a lift-up rod to support the top in its raised
position. Lift the top only high enough to allow the
support rod to fit into place, then gently lower the
cooktop onto the raised rod.
2. Clean underneath using a clean cloth and hot, soapy
3. Gently lower the cooktop into the frame. If your model
has a support rod, lower the support rod, then gently
lower the cooktop into the frame.
When lowering the lift-up cooktop, grasp the sides with
fingertips only. Be careful not to pinch fingers. DO NOT
drop or bend the cooktop when raising or lowering. This
could damage the surface.
Care and Cleaning of Stainless Steel
Some models are equipped with stainless steel exterior
parts. Special care and cleaning are required for
maintaining the appearance of stainless parts. Refer
to the General Care & Cleaning table for detailed
cleaning instructions.
BEFORE YOU CALL (Solutions to Common Problems)
Before you call for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. The list includes common
occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.
Entire cooktop does House fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped. Check/reset breaker or replace fuse. If
not operate.
the problem is a circuit overload, have this situation corrected by a qualified electrician.
Service wiring not complete. Contact installation agent or dealer.
Power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call local electric company.
Surface element
does not heat.
No power to appliance. Check/reset breaker or replace fuse. If the problem is a circuit
overload, or improper connection of the armored cable supplied with the appliance, have this
situation corrected by a qualified electrician.
Too low heat setting. Turn control to a slightly higher setting until element comes on.
Incorrect control is on. Be sure to use correct control for the element to be used.
Surface element
too hot or not hot
Incorrect control setting. Raise or lower setting until proper amount of heat is obtained. Dial
markings are an indicator of relative heat settings and will vary slightly.
Lightweight or warped pans being used. Use only flat, evenly balanced, medium or
heavyweight cookware.
Voltage is incorrect. Be sure appliance is properly connected to the specified power source.
Use only flat bottom, evenly balanced, medium or heavyweight cookware. Pans having a flat
bottom heat better than warped pans. Cookware material affects heating. Heavy and medium
weight pans heat evenly. Because lightweight pans heat unevenly, foods may burn easily.
Food not heating
Improper cookware. Select flat-bottomed cookware of a proper size to fit element.
Scratches or
abrasions on
ceramic glass
cooktop surface.
Coarse particles (such as salt or sand) are between cooktop and utensil. Be sure cooktop
surface and bottom of utensils are clean before use. Small scratches do not affect cooking
and will become less visible with use.
Incorrect control setting. Raise or lower setting until proper amount of heat is obtained.
Cleaning materials not recommended for glass ceramic cooktop have been used. See
Ceramic-Glass Cooktop section in this Owner’s Guide.
Cookware with rough bottom has been used. Use flat-bottomed, smooth utensils. See
Selecting Surface Cooking Utensils in this Owner’s Guide.
Metal marks on
ceramic glass
cooktop surface.
Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal utensils on
cooktop surface. Use a mildly abrasive cleanser to remove marks.
BEFORE YOU CALL (Solutions to Common Problems)
Brown streaks and
specks on ceramic
glass cooktop
Boilovers have cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. See CeramicGlass Cooktop section in this Owner’s Guide.
Areas of
discoloration on
ceramic glass
cooktop surface.
Mineral deposits from water and food. Wet surface with water and sprinkle on a cooktop
cleaning creme. Scrub with a clean damp paper towel until the stain disappears. Wipe
remaining paste away, then apply a small amount of cooktop cleaning creme and polish with
a clean paper towel. Use cookware with clean, dry bottoms. See Ceramic-Glass Cooktop
section in this Owner’s Guide.
Drip bowls are
pitting or rusting.
Foods with acids, such as tomatoes, if allowed to stand in/on bowls will cause corrosion.
Remove and wash drip bowls as soon as possible after a spillover.
Cleaning materials not recommended for ceramic-glass cooktop have been used. Use
recommended cleaners and cleaning method. See Ceramic-Glass Cooktop section in this
Owner’s Guide.
Normal environment. Houses along sea coast are exposed to salt air. Protect bowls as much
as possible from direct exposure to salt air.
Drip bowls turning
color or distorted
out of shape.
Bottom surface of cookware extends beyond surface elements and touches cooktop surface.
This can cause high enough temperatures to discolor the drip bowls. DO NOT use cookware
of this type. Pan sizes should be matched to the size of the element. Replacement drip bowls
may be purchased from your dealer.
Surface elements not seated properly in terminal. Turn control to OFF. Be sure surface
element is COOL. Lift out surface element properly, following instructions under General
Incorrect control is on. Be sure the correct control for the element to be used.
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux
will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or
workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.
This warranty does not cover the following:
1 Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily
2 Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the
USA or Canada.
3 Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4 Products purchased "as-is" are not covered by this warranty.
5 Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6 Products used in a commercial setting.
7 Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for
appliances not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided
8 Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9 Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards,
shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
10 Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumable, or
knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11 Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry
trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12 Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to
floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
13 Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or
external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be product repair or
replacement as provided herein. Claims based on implied warranties, including warranties of
merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period
allowed by law, but not less than one year. Electrolux shall not be liable for consequential or
incidental damages such as property damage and incidental expenses resulting from any breach
of this written limited warranty or any implied warranty. Some states and provinces do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on the duration of
implied warranties, so these limitations or exclusions may not imply to you. This written warranty
gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
If You
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major
Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by
Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty.
Obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service
company. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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