Owner`s manual | Amana AKT3020 Cooktop User Manual

Owner's Manual
Covering models AKT3020, AKT3630, AKT3040 and AKT3650
Contents
Electric Smoothtop
Cooktop
Important Safety Information ............. 3
Utensil Recommendations ................ 5
Cooking on the Smoothtop ................ 6
Care and Cleaning ............................ 8
Troubleshooting ................................. 9
Amana Warranty ............................. 12
Keep instructions for future reference.
Be sure manual stays with cooktop.
Part No.36-32066301-0
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service is required after warranty expires.
Asure™ Extended
Service Plan
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service protection for this new cooktop.
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Parts and Accessories
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If something seems unusual, please
check “Troubleshooting” section,
which is designed to help you solve
problems before calling service. If you
have a question, call us at
(800) 843-0304 or write us at:
Consumer Affairs Department
Amana Appliances
2800 - 220th Trail
Amana, Iowa 52204
Remember to include model number
of your appliance and your phone
number.
What You Need to Know
about Safety Instructions
Warning and Important Safety
Instructions appearing in this manual
are not meant to cover all possible
conditions and situations that may
occur. Common sense, caution, and care
must be exercised when installing,
maintaining, or operating cooktop.
Always contact your dealer, distributor,
service agent, or manufacturer about
problems or conditions you do not
understand.
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels
! DANGER
DANGER—Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal
injury or death.
! WARNING
WARNING—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe
personal injury or death.
! CAUTION
CAUTION—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor
personal injury or product or property damage.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
! CAUTION
DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS OR AREAS NEAR UNITS—Surface
units may be hot though they are dark in color. Areas near surface units
may become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not
touch, or let clothing touch or other flammable materials contact surface
units or areas near surface units until they have had enough time to cool.
These areas include the cooktop and backguard.
During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable
materials touch heating elements or interior surfaces of cooktop until they
have had enough time to cool.
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To avoid personal injury, do not
sit, stand or lean on cooktop.
! WARNING
! CAUTION
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! WARNING
Precautions
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Do not cook food directly on cooktop surface,
always use cookware.
Do not mix household cleaning products. Chemical mixtures may interact
with objectionable or even hazardous results.
Do not put plastic items on warm cooking areas. They may melt and stick.
Do not slide rough metal objects across cooktop surface. Scratching or
metal marking can result.
Do not leave fat heating unless you remain nearby. Fat can ignite if
overheated by spilling onto hot surfaces.
Do not allow pots to boil dry as this can cause damage to cooking surface
and pan.
Do not use cooktop surface as a cutting board.
Do not use cooktop for storage or as a display counter.
To avoid risk of electrical shock,
personal injury, or death, make
sure your cooktop has been
properly grounded and always
disconnect it from main power
supply before servicing.
In Case of
Fire
Fires can occur as a
result of over cooking or
excessive grease.
Though a fire is unlikely, if one
occurs, proceed as follows:
Surface Element Fire
1. Smother the fire with a
nonflammable lid or baking
soda, or use a Class ABC or BC
extinguisher. Not water. Not salt.
Not flour.
2. As soon as it is safe to do so,
turn the surface controls to OFF.
Turn off power at main circuit
breaker or fuse box.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION (cont'd)
ALL APPLIANCES
SURFACE COOKING UNITS
1. Proper Installation—Be
sure your appliance is
properly installed and
grounded by a qualified
technician.
2. Never Use Your Appliance for Warming or Heating
the Room.
3. Do Not Leave Children Alone—Children should not
be alone or unattended in the area where the
appliance is in use. They should never be allowed
to sit or stand on any part of the appliance.
4. Wear Proper Apparel—Loose fitting or hanging
garments should never be worn while using
appliance.
5. User Servicing—Do not repair or replace any part
of the appliance unless specifically recommended
in the manual. All other servicing should be
referred to a qualified technician.
6. Storage in or on Appliance—Flammable materials
should not be stored in an oven or near surface
units.
7. Do Not Use Water On Grease Fires—Smother fire
or flame, or use dry chemical or foam-type
extinguisher.
8. Use Only Dry Potholders—Moist or damp
potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns
from steam. Do not let potholder touch elements.
Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth.
1. Use Proper Pan Size—This appliance is equipped
with one or more surface units of different size.
Select utensils having flat bottoms large enough to
cover the surface unit heating element. The use of
undersized utensils will expose a portion of the
heating element to direct contact and may result in
ignition of clothing. Use of oversized utensils
concentrates heat on cooking surface and can
cause damage to cooktop. Proper relationship of
utensil to burner improves efficiency.
2. Never Leave Surface Units Unattended at High
Heat Settings—Boilover causes smoking and
greasy spillovers that may ignite.
3. Glazed Cooking Utensils—Only certain types of
glass, ceramic, earthware, or other glazed utensils
are suitable for cooktop service without breaking
due to sudden change in temperature.
4. Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not
Extended Over Adjacent Surface Units—To reduce
the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials,
and spillage due to unintentional contact with the
utensil, the handle of a utensil should be positioned
so that it is turned inward, and does not extend over
adjacent surface units.
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GLASS/CERAMIC
COOKING SURFACES
1. Do Not Cook on Broken Cooktop—If cooktop
should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may
penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of
electrical shock. Contact a qualified technician
immediately.
2. Clean Cooktop With Caution—If a wet sponge or
cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area,
be careful to avoid a steam burn. Some cleaners
can produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot
surface.
CAUTION
• Do not store items of interest to children in
cabinets above a cooktop or on the back of a
cooktop—children climbing on the cooktop to
reach items could be seriously injured.
VENTILATION HOODS
1. Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently—Grease should
not be allowed to accumulate on hood or filter.
2. When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Utensil Recommendations
What Should I Consider in Cookware?
SELECT
AVOID
Flat bottomed cookware.
Cookware with rounded or warped
bottoms.
Pans with aluminum disk
bottoms.
Glass, glass-ceramic, enamel
porcelain or cast iron cookware,
canners or pressure cookers.
Heavy gauge metal cookware.
Light gauge metal cookware.
Handles that are secure, that are
not heavy enough to tilt pan.
Cookware with loose or broken
handles.
Proper pan size.
Cookware that is smaller than or
greater than heating element size
by 1 inch.
Flat bottomed wok.
Wok with a ringstand on bottom.
Flat Pan Test
For best cooking results, use a pan
with a flat bottom. To determine if
pan has a flat bottom.
1. Rotate a ruler along bottom of
pan. If pan is not flat, gaps
between bottom of pan and
edge of ruler can be seen.
2. A small groove or mark on a
pan does not affect cooking
times. However, if a pan has a
gap, formed rings, or an uneven
bottom, it does not cook
efficiently and in some cases
may not boil liquid.
More than
1 inch overhang
Correct size
Can I can?
Canning is not recommended with any
of the Amana smoothtop ranges or
cooktops due to the intense heat and
large cookware required to can.
COOKWARE
MATERIAL
USES
Aluminum
Heats and cools quickly. Use for frying, braising,
and roasting.
Stainless Steel
Heats and cools at moderate rate. Use for soups,
sauces, vegetables, general cooking.
Copper Clad /
Tin Lined
The heat generated by the canning
cookware overheats both the elements and
the smoothtop of the cooktop. This may
cause the smoothtop to crack, cause failure
of the heating elements, and may cause
overheating of the surrounding walls.
Damage incurred by canning, or
attempting to can, using the smoothtop
Heats and cools quickly. Use for gourmet cooking,
cooktop is not covered under warranty.
wine sauces, egg dishes.
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Cooking on the Smoothtop
Setting Surface
Element Controls
OFF
HI
If These Features
are Different from
Yours
These examples are intended
to show the variety of features that are
available in the product line. If your
cooktop does not have all the options
that are shown, it is not a mistake. The
information provided applies to several
of the models in the product line.
Push and turn the surface element control knobs in
either direction to turn on the surface elements. The
outer edge of your pan should always cover the
element graphic, with a maximum overhang of
1 inch. Surface elements are located under the
ceramic cooking surface and radiate heat through
the cooktop. The controls have infinite settings
between LO and HI for fine temperature control.
Cooking Safely with
Surface Elements
1. Push in and turn surface element control to desired setting.
• You will see the element turn on and off while you are cooking.
This is the element cycling to maintain proper temperature.
2. When finished cooking, turn control to OFF position.
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Dual Surface Elements
OFF
LO
Dual surface elements have an inner and outer
element that can be set according to the pan size.
The outer edge of your pan should always cover
the element graphic, with a maximum overhang of
1 inch. To use inner and outer element
simultaneously, push and turn knob to double lined
side of knob and desired heat setting. To use inner
element only, push and turn knob to single line side of knob and desired heat
setting. When finished, turn control to OFF position.
HI
D
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To avoid serious personal injury,
do not use a damp or wet cloth
to clean up spills on a hot or
warm cooktop. Moist or damp
cloths on hot surfaces may
result in burns from steam.
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HI
! WARNING
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To avoid risk of electrical shock
or serious personal injury,
• never cook on a broken
smoothtop cooking surface.
Spillovers can penetrate broken
surface and cause electric
shock.
• never clean broken cooktop.
Cleaners can penetrate broken
surface and cause electric
shock.
If smoothtop cooking surface
breaks, discontinue use and
contact an authorized servicer
immediately.
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To avoid risk of serious personal
injury, property damage, or fire,
do not leave surface elements
unattended while in operation.
Grease and spillovers can ignite
causing a fire.
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SURFACE ELEMENT
CONTROL SETTINGS
WHEN TO USE SETTING
Use to prepare food at less than boiling
temperatures or to simmer.
Use to maintain boiling of larger amounts of food,
low temperature frying.
Use to bring food to boiling temperatures. When
food is boiling temperature setting should be
reduced to LO through MED.
LO
MED
HI
Indicator Lights
Surface elements are indicated by an indicator light that glows when the element is
turned on. The location and number of indicator lights vary with each model. After
a surface control is turned off, the surface indicator light will continue to glow until
surface temperature has cooled to approximately 145°F. The length of time the light
remains on will vary. If there is more than one surface element light, do not expect
the lights to shut off at the same time.
After you cook...
...remember to establish a cleaning routine for your smoothtop. Cooktops can be
sensitive to certain cooking spillovers. Unlike conventional cooktops, smoothtops
should not be cleaned with a wet dishcloth when wiping down other counters. Daily
care is quick, easy and can prevent damage. To purchase Amana recommended
cleaning products, contact our Consumer Affairs department
at (800) 843-0304.
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Cooking on the Smoothtop (cont'd)
Using the Warming Zone
OFF
Cookware should be restricted to utensils designed for use with a smoothtop
cooktop. Cookware used on the warming zone should also not exceed the
pattern of the element by more than one inch or be taller than six inches.
1. Push in and turn surface element control to desired setting. Warming
zone element approximate temperatures are:
• 145°F on LO setting
• 175°F on MED-LO setting
• 205°F on MED setting
• 250°F on MED-HI setting
• 325°F on HI setting
2. When finished with warming zone, turn control to OFF position.
Temperature Selection
To decrease the likelihood of food borne illness, hot foods should be kept at a
minimum of 140°F. Use a meat thermometer to verify foods kept on the
warming zone are at this temperature. Use the chart below to approximate
what heat setting to begin using for a particular food. Adjust as necessary
depending on the maintained temperature of the food.
Warming Zone Recommended Settings
Heat Setting
Approximate
Temperature °F
(Element)
Breads/Pastries
LO
145
Casseroles
LO
145
Dinner Plates with Food
LO
145
Eggs
LO
145
Mashed Potatoes
LO
145
MED-LO
175
Gravies
MED
205
Meats
MED
205
Sauces
MED
205
Cream based soups
MED
205
Stews
MED
205
Vegetables
HI
325
Fried Foods
HI
325
Hot Beverages
HI
325
Soups
HI
325
Food Item
Hamburger Casserole
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All food placed on the warming zone should be covered with aluminum foil or
a lid to maintain quality. For best results, when warming pastries or breads,
cover should have a vent to allow moisture to escape. Do not use plastic
wrap or plastic lids to cover food. The plastic could melt onto the surface and
be very difficult to clean.
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Some cooktops are equipped with a convenient warming zone. The warming
zone is designed to keep hot foods hot until serving time. When cooking
such foods as pancakes, fried chicken, or even stir-fry the warming zone can
keep cooked foods hot as other portions are cooked.
MED
! CAUTION
Always use potholders or oven
mitts when removing food from
the warming zone as cookware
and plates will be hot.
Warming Zone Utensil
Recommendations
Because the warming zone is a part of
the smoothtop cooktop, it is
recommended only to use utensils
designed specifically for use on the
smoothtop (see Cookware Suggestions
section). Using cookware not designed
for use with a smoothtop may result in
poor cooking performance, damage to
the smoothtop, or damage to the
cookware. Cookware should not be
wider than 8 inches around or taller
than 6 inches in height.
Indicator Light
The warming zone has its own indicator
light. It turns on when the control is set.
The indicator light will remain on after
the knob is turned to an off position if
the surface is still warm (approximately
145 °F). When the glass of the cooktop
has cooled down sufficiently, the
indicator light will then shut off.
Care and Cleaning
Cleaning the Cooktop
PART
SUGGESTED
CLEANING MATERIALS
GENERAL DIRECTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Control knobs
Mild soap and water
Pull off knobs. Wash gently but do not soak. Dry and return controls to cooktop,
making sure to match flat area on the knob to the flat area on shaft. Do not place
in dishwasher.
Cooktop trim
Soap and water
Clean cooktop trim with damp cloth and soapy water. If necessary, clean with
nonabrasive cleaners or pads. Dry thoroughly when finished to avoid rusting. Do
not use harsh powders, oven cleaners, scouring pads, or steel wool.
Smoothtop
Smoothtop cleaner conditioner
Follow cleaning directions on package and below.
Caring for the Smoothtop
For routine cleaning, allow top to cool before cleansing. Wash surface with a dampened cloth and smoothtop cleaner
conditioner. Use another clean damp paper towel to wipe off the cleaner. Use a dry paper towel, buff the smoothtop
to make sure all the cleaner conditioner is removed. The smoothtop cleaner conditioner provides a thin layer of
protective polish that helps prevent scratching. Do not use a harsh cleanser or steel wool pad. For specific problems,
see below.
PROBLEM
Brown streaks and
specks
CAUSE
REMOVAL
Cleaning with sponge or cloth containing soiled
detergent water.
Normal cleansing (provided above).
Blackened, burnt on
spots
Spatters or spillovers on a hot cooking area or
accidental melting of plastic like a bread bag.
Clean area with smoothtop cleaner conditioner with
clean damp paper towel, nonabrasive nylon pad, or
scouring brush.
If spot is not removed, on cool cooktop carefully scrape
area with a safety scraper held at a 30-degree angle.
Fine brown gray lines,
fine scratches or
abrasions
Course particles, like salt, become embedded in
top if trapped under pan. Using abrasive
cleaning materials. Scratches from rough
ceramic, glass, or ceramic coated cookware.
Fine scratches are not removable but can be minimized
by daily use of smoothtop cleaner conditioner.
Smearing or streaking
Using too much smoothtop cleaner conditioner
or using a soiled dish cloth.
Follow label instructions carefully. See Routine
Cleaning, above.
Metal or silver/gray
marks, may appear to
be in or under
smoothop
Sliding or scraping metal utensils across top.
Remove marks before top is used again. If marks are
not removed by normal cleaning, use a safety scraper at
a 30° angle and cooktop cleaner conditioner to carefully
scrape off the mark.
Pitting or flaking
Boilovers of sugar syrup on a hot smoothtop can
cause pitting if not removed immediately.
Turn control to LOW setting long enough to soften
spilled material. Wipe up excess spill with dry cloth.
Allow top to cool and carefully scrape area with a safety
scraper held at a 30-degree angle. Follow with routine
cleaning.
Hard water spots
Condensation from cooking can cause minerals
found in water and acids in food to drip onto
smoothtop and cause gray deposits. Spots are
often so thin they appear to be in or under
smoothtop.
Mix smoothtop cleaner conditioner with water and apply
thick paste to stained area. Scrub vigorously. If stain is
not removed, reapply cleaner and repeat process
OR
make sure the surface is cool and put a small amount of
white vinegar on the spot and let it sit a few minutes.
Use a nonabrasive nylon pad and gently rub the spot.
Wipe off any excess with a damp paper towel, then dry.
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Troubleshooting
You may save time and money by checking items below before calling for service. List includes common concerns
that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials. If your question is not explained below, contact Amana
Consumer Affairs Department at 800-843-0304.
Topic
Possible Cause
Solution
OPERATION
Appliance not working
Power outage
Make sure appliance has power.
Verify that circuit breaker is not tripped.
Replace fuse but do not change fuse capacity.
NOISE
Frequent cycling off and on of surface
units
Normal
Smoothtop burners cycle on and off to maintain proper
heating temperature.
Cracking or popping sound
Normal
Wet cooking utensils or possible spillage.
APPEARANCE
Gritty dirt or rough surface
on cooking utensils
Scratches
Shiny scratches
Dirt
Discoloration
Hot sugar or plastic melted to surface
Pattern fading/wearing off
Use recommended smoothtop cleaner conditioner.
May be a metal mark. Make sure surface is cool. Use
safety scraper to carefully scrape off the mark. Apply
smoothtop cleaner conditioner and gently rub with
nonabrasive nylon pad.
Use recommended smoothtop cleaner conditioner to
remove dirt from smoothtop.
Water spots/marks
Make sure surface is cool. Put a small amount of white
vinegar on the spot and let sit for a few minutes. Rub with
nonabrasive nylon pad. Wipe off any excess with damp
paper towel.
Spills
Allow cooktop to warm slightly. Using a safety scraper,
gently remove soil. Follow with routine cleaning.
Dirt/film buildup
Use recommended cleaner conditioner to remove build
up and dirt from smoothtop.
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Amana Warranty
Full ONE Year Warranty
Amana Appliances will repair or replace, including related labor and travel, any part (f.o.b. Amana Iowa) which
proves defective as to workmanship or materials.
Limited Warranty
Second through Fifth Year
Amana will provide replacement glass/ceramic cooktop, seal, electric surface elements or gas surface burners,
part only (f.o.b. Amana Iowa) which prove defective as to workmanship or materials. The owner will be responsible
for paying all other costs including labor, mileage, and transportation.
What is not covered by these
warranties
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Replacement of household fuses, resetting of
circuit breakers, or correction to household wiring
or plumbing.
Normal product maintenance and cleaning,
including light bulbs.
Products with original serial numbers removed,
altered, or not readily determined.
Products purchased for commercial, industrial,
rental, or leased use.
Products located outside of the United States
or Canada.
Premium service charges, if the servicer is
requested to perform service in addition to normal
service or outside normal service hours or area.
Adjustments after the first year.
Repairs resulting from the following:
• Improper installation, exhaust system, or
maintenance.
• Any modification, alteration, or adjustment not
authorized by Amana.
• Accident, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, or
acts of nature.
• Connections to improper electrical current,
voltage supply, or gas supply.
• Use of improper pans, containers, or accessories
that cause damage to the product.
To Receive Warranty Service
Service must be performed by an authorized Amana
service representative. To schedule service, contact
the Amana dealer where you purchased your appliance
or contact Amana Appliances Factory Service.
Amana Appliances Factory Service
1-800-628-5782 inside USA
For more information,
Amana Appliances Consumer Services
Amana Appliances
2800 220th Trail
Amana, Iowa 52204
1-800-843-0304 inside USA
(319) 622-5511 worldwide
When contacting Amana Appliances please
include the following information:
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Your name, address, and telephone number.
Model number and serial number of your
appliance.
The name and address of your dealer and the date
of purchase.
A clear description of the problem.
Proof of purchase (sales receipt).
IN NO EVENT SHALL AMANA BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have others which vary from state to state. For example, some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion may not apply to you.
Part No.36-32066301-0
Printed in U.S.A.07/01
Amana Appliances Online • http://www.amana.com
 2001 Amana Appliances
Amana, Iowa 52204
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