Use and C are Manual
Preference Renaissance Cooktop
®
For Use With Models:
RGC304, RGC365
Style varies
Ta b l e
of
Model RGC365 Shown
Contents
Important Safety Instructions.............................................. 1-3
Getting to Know Your Cooktop. ........................................... 4
Setting Up Your Cooktop...................................................... 5
Operating Your Cooktop.................................................... 6-7
Care and Cleaning.......................................................... 8-10
Before You Call For Service ................................................ 11
Warranty and Service......................................................... 12
Warranty Card......................................................Back Cover
Place Serial Number Label Here
Part No. 103779 Rev. C
© 2008 Dacor, all rights reserved
Important Safety Instructions
Important Information About
Safety Instructions
Installer: Leave these instructions with the appliance.
Consumer: Read this use and care manual completely before using this appliance. Save it for future
reference. It contains important use and care information. Keep your sales receipt or canceled check
in a safe place. Proof of original purchase date is
required for warranty service.
The Important Safety Instructions and warnings in this manual are not meant to cover all possible problems and situations that can occur. Use
common sense and caution when installing, maintaining or operating this or any other appliance.
If you have any questions, call:
Always contact the Dacor Customer Service Team
about problems or situations that you do not understand.
Dacor Customer Service
(800) 793-0093 (U.S.A. and Canada)
Monday — Friday 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Web site: www.Dacor.com
Safety Symbols and Labels
Have the complete model and serial number identification of your cooktop ready. Record these numbers
below for easy access. The numbers are found on a
label on the under side of the chassis.
DANGER
Immediate hazards that WILL result in severe personal
injury or death.
Model Number ______________________________
WARNING
Serial Number ______________________________
Hazards or unsafe practices that COULD result in severe
personal injury or death.
Date of Purchase____________________________
For service and warranty information, see
page 12.
CAUTION
Hazards or unsafe practices that COULD result in minor
personal injury or property damage.
Since Dacor continuously improves the quality and
performance of our products, we may need to make
changes to the appliance without updating this
manual.
DANGER
IMPORTANT: If you smell gas:
• Do not use or light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch or use any electrical devices including the telephone in your building.
• From a neighbor’s phone, immediately call the gas supplier. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot contact the gas supplier, call the fire department.
IMPORTANT: To avoid the possibility of explosion or fire, do not store or use combustible, flammable or explosive
vapors and liquids (such as gasoline) inside or in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Also keep items that could
explode, such as aerosol cans away from the cooktop. Do not store flammable or explosive materials in adjacent
cabinets or areas.
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING
NEVER use this appliance as a space heater to heat or
warm the room. Doing so may result in carbon monoxide
poisoning and overheating of the appliance.
The burning of gas cooking fuel generates some
by-products that are on the list of substances which
are known by the State of California to cause cancer or
reproductive harm. California law requires businesses
to warn customers of potential exposure to such
substances. To minimize exposure to these substances,
always operate this unit according to the use and care
manual, ensuring you provide good ventilation when
cooking with gas.
WARNING
NEVER cover the slots between the burner control
knobs and the trim rings on the cooktop. Doing so blocks
air flow through the cooktop and may cause carbon
monoxide poisoning. Aluminum foil linings may also trap
heat, causing a fire hazard. Keep all the slots clear of
grease and grime.
READ AND SAVE
THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Important Safety Instructions
General Safety Precautions
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury or death when using your cooktop, follow basic
safety precautions, including the following:
WARNING
WARNING
• If you receive a damaged product, immediately contact
your dealer or builder. Do not install or use a damaged
appliance.
• Clean the cooktop thoroughly before operating it for
the first time.
• Keep flammable items, such as paper, cardboard,
plastic and cloth away from the burners and other
hot surfaces. Do not allow pot holders to touch hot
surfaces or gas burners.
• Make sure that the cooktop has been properly installed
and grounded by a qualified installer according to
the accompanying installation instructions. Have the
installer show you the location of the gas shut off valve
and the power cord so that you know where and how
to turn off the gas supply and disconnect power to the
cooktop.
• Do not wear loose or hanging apparel while using the
cooktop. Do not allow clothing to come into contact
with the cooktop and surrounding areas during and
immediately after use.
• Do not install, repair or replace any part of the cooktop
unless specifically recommended in the literature
accompanying it. A qualified service technician should
perform all other service.
• Do not use towels or bulky cloth as pot holders.
• Do not hang flammable or heat sensitive objects over
the cooktop.
• If the cooktop is near a window, do not use long
curtains as window treatment. The curtains could blow
over the cooktop and create a fire hazard.
• Before performing any type of service, make sure that
the gas supply is turned off and the power cord to the
cooktop is disconnected.
• To avoid the possibility of fire, do not leave the cooktop
unattended when in use.
• Only use this cooktop for cooking tasks expected of
a home appliance as outlined in this manual. This
cooktop is not intended for commercial use.
• Clean and maintain the cooktop regularly as instructed
in this manual. Keep the entire cooktop, ventilation
filters and cooktop hoods free of grease that could
catch fire.
• DO NOT TOUCH THE SURFACES OF THE
COOKTOP DURING OR IMMEDIATELY AFTER
USE. After use, make sure these surfaces have had
sufficient time to cool before touching them.
• Use cookware only for its intended purpose. Check
the manufacture’s recommendations before use to
determine if a utensil is suitable for use on a cooktop.
Certain types of glass, ceramic and earthenware are
not suitable for use on a cooktop. Personal injury
or damage may result from the improper use of
cookware.
• Make sure individuals who use the cooktop are able to
operate it properly.
• Never allow anyone, including children to sit, stand or
climb on any part of the cooktop. Doing so may cause
damage, serious injury or death. Do not leave children
alone or unattended in the area around the cooktop.
Do not allow children to play with the controls, pull on
the handle or touch other parts of the cooktop.
• Select cookware carefully. Use utensils of the proper
size, material and construction for the particular type
of cooking being done. Utensils need to be large
enough to contain the desired quantity of food without
boil-overs or spill-overs. Choose pans with easy to
hold handles that will stay cool while cooking. Do not
use utensils with loose handles. Avoid using pans that
are too heavy to lift safely.
• Do not store items of interest to children on top of or
above the cooktop. Children could be burned or injured
while climbing on the appliance.
• Do not attempt to use this appliance in the event of a
power failure. If a power failure occurs while operating
the cooktop, turn all control knobs to the OFF position.
• Use extreme caution if adding water to food on a
hot cooktop. The steam can cause serious burns or
scalds.
• Do not tamper with the controls. Do not adjust or alter
any part of the cooktop unless specifically instructed to
do so in these instructions.
• Use only dry pot holders when removing food and
cookware from the cooktop or oven. Wet pot holders
can cause steam burns.
• Do not cover the burners and grates with anything
except properly selected utensils. Decorative covers
may cause a fire hazard or damage to the cooktop if a
burner is accidentally turned on with the cover in place.
• Make sure that all the cooktop parts are dry before
lighting a burner.
• Do not heat unopened food containers such as baby
food jars and cans. Pressure build up may cause the
container to burst and cause injury.
• Turn the knobs to the OFF position prior to removing
them from the valve stems.
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Important Safety Instructions
WARNING
WARNING
• The cooktop should never be operated without the
knobs in place.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY TO PERSONS IN
THE EVENT OF A RANGE TOP GREASE FIRE:
• Non-stick coatings, when heated, can be harmful to
birds. Remove birds to a separate, well-ventilated
room during cooking.
a.SMOTHER FLAMES with a close-fitting lid, cookie
sheet or metal tray, then turn off the burner. BE
CAREFUL TO PREVENT BURNS. If the flames do not
go out immediately, EVACUATE AND CALL THE FIRE
DEPARTMENT.
• When deep fat frying:
◊ Be certain that the pan is large enough to contain
the desired volume of food without overflow caused
by the bubbling of the fat. Never leave a deep fat
fryer unattended.
b.NEVER PICK UP A FLAMING PAN - you may be
burned.
c. DO NOT USE WATER, including wet dish cloths or
towels - a violent steam explosion may result.
◊ Avoid frying moist or frost-covered foods. Foods
with high water content may cause spattering or
spilling of the hot fat.
d.Use a fire extinguisher ONLY if:
◊ You have a Class ABC extinguisher, and you
already know how to operate it.
◊ Heat fat slowly, and stir together any combination
of oils and fats prior to applying heat. Utilize a deep
fat frying thermometer to avoid heating the fat to
temperatures above the flash point.
◊ The fire is small and contained in the area where it
started.
◊ The fire department is being called.
• This appliance is equipped with a three-prong
grounding plug for your protection against possible
electric shock hazards. If only a two-prong outlet is
available, it is the customer’s responsibility to have
it replaced with a dedicated, grounded three-prong
electrical outlet by a licensed electrician. Do not under
any circumstances:
◊ You can fight the fire with your back to an exit.
CAUTION
• Do not allow acids (citrus juices, tomato sauces, etc.)
to remain on the cooktop’s surfaces. The porcelain
finish may stain.
◊ Cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the
power cord.
• Never use the cooktop surface as a cutting board.
• Do not try to remove heavy spills with a sharp object
such as a knife or metal spatula. Sharp objects may
scratch the cooktop’s surfaces.
◊ Use an adapter plug.
◊ Use an extension cord.
◊ Use a power cord that is frayed or damaged.
• Do not expose the knobs or trim rings to direct flame,
hot utensils or other sources of heat.
◊ Plug the cooktop into an electrical outlet with a
ground fault interrupter (GFI).
Power cord with threeprong grounding plug
Three-prong
electrical outlet
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Getting to Know Your Cooktop
Parts of the Cooktop
Trim Rings: Located behind each knob. They indicate the heat setting for each burner. The trim ring
around SimmerSear control knobs show the simmer
setting and are equipped with a blue simmer indicator light. See Operating Your Cooktop for more
information.
SimmerSear™ Burners: Dacor’s exclusive precision burner control system. Model RGC304 is
equipped with one SimmerSear burner. Model
RGC365 is equipped with two. Each SimmerSear
burner has a wider range of heat settings than the
standard burners that allows you precise heat control from simmer to sear (high).
Other Features
Sealed Burners: Gaskets around the underside of
all burner bases prevent spilled liquids from leaking
into the cooktop’s internal parts.
Flame-less Ignition: The cooktop generates a spark
to light a burner when you turn the knob to ON.
Long Life Grates: The porcelain coated cast iron
grates support the cooking utensils during cooking.
They are removable to allow the area below and
around the burners to be cleaned easily.
Perma-Flame™ Re-ignition: The Perma-Flame
instant re-ignition feature automatically re-lights
a burner quickly if it goes out. With Perma-Flame,
your cooking experience is uninterrupted because
the flame is re-ignited at the same level as when it
went out.
Spill Trays: The spill trays catch any food that falls
through the cooktop grates.
Illuminated Burner Control Knobs: Use the
knobs to turn on the burners and adjust the flame
size. The matching knob illuminates when a burner
is on.
C
Smart Flame™ Technology: All burners are equipped
with Dacor’s Smart Flame technology. It reduces
the temperature under the fingers of the porcelaincoated cast iron grates. Smart-Flame extends grate
life and protects the finish.
B
Burner
Control Knob
Trim Ring
A SimmerSear Burner:
650-15,000 BTU
Spill Tray
B Standard Burner:
12,500 BTU
C Standard Burner:
9,500 BTU
A
C
Grate
RGC304 - Top View
G
F
G
Spill Tray
Grate
Burner
Control Knob
D
Trim Ring
E
RGC365 - Top View
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D SimmerSear Burner:
750-18,000 BTU
E SimmerSear Burner:
650-12,500 BTU
F Standard Burner:
12,500 BTU
G Standard Burner:
9,500 BTU
Setting Up Your Cooktop
Burner and Grate Assembly
Standard Burners
1. Put the burner heads on the burner bases as
shown below. Match the correct sizes. The
bottom of the correct size burner head fits on
top of the matching burner base. Line up the
notch on the bottom of each head with the
ignitor on the matching base.
WARNING
Assemble the burners and grates only when the cooktop
is cool.
SimmerSear Burner
2. Twist each head back and forth slightly to make
sure it is properly seated.
1. Place the burner skirt over each SimmerSear
burner head and base as shown. On model
RGC365 be sure to match the correct size.
3. Put the cap covers on top of the burner heads.
The ridge around the bottom edge of the cap
cover goes around the top of the burner head.
2. Put the burner cap on the burner head of each
SimmerSear burner as shown below. Center the
bottom of the cap inside the base. On model
RGC365 be sure to match the correct size.
Line up notch
with igniter
3. Put the cap cover on top of each SimmerSear™
burner cap. The ridge around the bottom edge of
the cap cover goes around the top of the burner
cap. On model RGC365 be sure to match the
correct size.
Cap Cover
Burner Head
Burner Base
Cap Cover
Notch
Igniter
Standard Burner Assembly
Burner Cap
Grates
Wide Side
Down!
Gently set the grates on top of the spill tray. Put the
legs of each grate into the corresponding dimples.
Skirt
Burner Head*
Base
SimmerSear Burner Assembly
*The burner head on the SimmerSear burner
assembly is permanently attached to the burner
base. It cannot be removed by the customer.
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Operating Your Cooktop
Selecting the Cookware
Lighting a Burner
WARNING
WARNING
• NEVER cover the slots between the burner control
knobs and the trim rings on the cooktop. Doing so
blocks air flow through the cooktop and may cause
carbon monoxide poisoning. Keep all the slots clear of
grease and grime.
• To avoid the chance of fire, explosion or carbon
monoxide poisoning, do not attempt to use your
cooktop without the burners completely and properly
assembled (see page 5). The burner rings spread the
flame evenly around the burner cap. The burner rings
must be properly seated for proper burner lighting and
operation.
• To avoid burns and scalding, always turn pan handles
to a position where they cannot be easily hit. Also,
handles should not extend over adjacent burners.
Always set utensils gently onto the grates and center
them so that they are well-balanced.
• In the interest of safety, always light the burner before
putting the cooking utensil on the grate. Turn the
burner knob to the off position before removing the
utensil. Always check the position of the control knobs
to make sure the cooktop is off when you are finished
cooking.
• Do not drag cookware across the grates. Sliding may
damage the finish. Lift utensils to reposition them. Do
not drop them on the grate.
• Cookware with rough bottoms can cause permanent
damage to the coated surfaces on the grates.
• Do not turn the knob farther than the HIGH position
until lit. Doing so may result in a burst of flame that
could cause burns or damage to the surrounding area.
• To avoid burns or fire hazard, reduce the flame level
if it extends beyond the bottom of the utensil. A flame
that extends up the sides of the utensil is potentially
dangerous.
• Do not touch any part of the burner while the igniter is
sparking. An electrical shock could result.
• Never light the burners with a match or other open
flame.
For overall safety and best cooktop performance,
select the correct cooking utensil for the food being
cooked. Improperly selected cooking utensils will
not cook evenly or efficiently.
• If the gas does not ignite after four seconds or if the
flame goes out and gas escapes, turn the knob to the
OFF position. Open a window and allow at least five
minutes for the gas to dissipate. Repeat the lighting
procedure.
1. To light a burner, press down on the corresponding control knob and turn it slowly counterclockwise to the HIGH position (see below). As you
turn the knob, the igniter for the selected burner
will spark until the flame ignites. The igniter will
stop sparking when ignition occurs.
Use cookware that:
• Has flat, smooth bottoms.
2. Once the burner is lit, set the flame height to the
desired level by rotating the control knob further
counterclockwise, then place the utensil on the
grate. The thickness of the flame level indicator
on the trim ring indicates the flame setting.
• Is well balanced.
• Has tight fitting lids to keep heat, odors and
steam in.
Burner normally
lights when knob
reachs this
position
ON
Knob position
indicator
HIGH
position
IMPORTANT: Avoid spills as much as possible.
The porcelain surfaces of the grates, spill trays and
burner caps are acid-resistant but not acid-proof.
Some foods can cause permanent damage if allowed
to remain on porcelain surfaces.
Standard
Burner Knob
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Area of
operation
LOW
position
Operating Your Cooktop
Cooking Tips
• On SimmerSear burners, there is also a
SIMMER flame level indicator. On SimmerSear
burners, turning the knob further counterclockwise reduces the flame to the SIMMER setting.
Once in simmer mode, only the small inner
burner operates and the simmer indicator light
comes on.
Burner normally
lights when knob
reachs this
position
For superior cooking performance and to save
energy:
• Reduce the flame height to the minimum level
necessary to perform the desired cooking process. Food cooks just as quickly at a gentle boil
as it does at a vigorous, rolling boil. A higher boil
than is necessary wastes energy, cooks away
moisture and causes a loss in food flavor and
nutrients.
ON
Knob position
indicator
• Use low or medium flame heights when cooking
in utensils that are poor conductors of heat, such
as glass, ceramic, and cast iron cooking vessels.
Reduce the flame height until it covers approximately 1/3 of the utensil diameter to ensure
even heating and reduce scorching.
HIGH
position
LOW
position
Area of
operation
• Minimize the amount of liquid or fat to reduce
cooking times.
Area of
operation
SimmerSear
Burner Knob
LOW
position
• Use a timer rather than repeatedly removing the
lid to check food. Doing so will decrease cooking
time and save energy.
HIGH
position
• Thaw foods prior to cooking to reduce cooking
time.
IMPORTANT:
• Dacor’s SimmerSear feature allows you precision
control of the flame. The larger the burner size,
the wider the range of control. See page 4 for
the heat ranges of the different burners.
• When the cooktop is cool the igniter may continue to spark if the control knob is set to the
LOW position. The burner will stop sparking
when warm. The tendency to spark when cold
can be reduced by operating the burner at a
higher flame setting for about 60 seconds. After
60 seconds, lower the flame to cook. The burner
will also warm up faster if a utensil is placed on
the grate. The igniter will also spark automatically if the flame is distorted by a draft or by
the household ventilation system. Eliminate any
drafts or reduce the ventilation blower speed to
reduce this type of problem.
Available Accessories
Wok Ring (Dacor Model# AWR4): The wok ring
is a safe, convenient way to stir fry. Just place it on
top of the grate, aligning the wok ring feet with the
grate fingers. It will hold most standard sized woks.
Griddle (Dacor Model# AG13): The AG13 easy
clean griddle is coated with a non-stick finish. It is
good for cooking pancakes, eggs and various other
foods. It is designed to sit on top of your cooktop
burner grates. A maximum setting of medium is
recommended to avoid damage to the cooktop. See
the instructions included with griddle for further
information.
• To keep the burners operating properly, keep the
burner igniters, burner rings and burner caps
clean and dry. See Care and Cleaning starting
on page 8. Dirty or wet igniters will result in constant sparking, even if there is a flame present.
• The flame should burn evenly around the perimeter of the burner, except underneath each grate
support finger, where the flame height is reduced
by Dacor’s Smart-Flame feature. A normal flame
is steady and blue in color. Foreign material in
the gas line, especially in new construction, may
cause an orange flame during initial operation.
This will disappear with further use. Small yellow
tips on the ends of the flames are normal when
using LP gas.
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Care and Cleaning
Disassembly
WARNING
1. For safety, disconnect the cooktop
power cord from
the electrical outlet.
• Clean only the parts of the cooktop listed in this
manual. Clean them only in the manner specified.
• To avoid dangerous fumes or damage to your
cooktop’s surfaces and accessories, use only the types
of cleaning solutions specified in this manual.
2. When the cooktop
is cool, remove the
grates from the top
of the cooktop.
• To avoid electrical shock or burns, turn off the burners
and make sure that all parts are cool before cleaning.
DO NOT turn the burners on during cleaning.
3. Disassemble the
burners:
• Do not use a steam cleaner to clean the cooktop.
Steam could penetrate the electrical components
and cause a short circuit. After cleaning the burners,
reassemble all of the burner parts before attempting to
operate the cooktop.
SimmerSear™ Burner Disassembly
Lift the cap cover and burner cap off of the burner
head(s). The burner head(s) on the SimmerSear™
burner(s) are not removable.
• Always dry and reassemble the cooktop parts
completely before use. See page 5.
Standard Burners Disassembly
caution
Lift the cap covers, and burner heads off of the
burner bases.
• Do not try to remove heavy spills with a sharp object
such as a knife or metal spatula. Sharp objects may
scratch your cooktop’s surfaces.
Cleaning the Grates, Spill Trays and WOK
Ring
• To prevent damage, do not use abrasive or corrosive
cleaners or applicators such as steel wool or scouring
pads, on any part of the cooktop unless instructed to
do so. Use only a sponge, soft cloth, fibrous or plastic
brush, or nylon cleaning pad for cleaning the surfaces
of your cooktop.
caution
Do not clean the cooktop grates, burner parts or WOK
ring in a dishwasher. They will be damaged.
• Take care when cleaning around the control valve
stems. If you get moisture inside the holes in the
chassis, damage to the cooktop can occur.
NOTE: If your cooktop is equipped with stainless
steel spill trays, see the Cleaning Stainless Steel
Surfaces section for spill tray cleaning instructions.
• Do not soak the knobs in water or put them in the
dishwasher.
The grates, the spill tray (on some models) and
optional WOK ring are coated with a porcelain finish.
• For everyday cleaning,
use a soft cloth or nonabrasive pad with warm
soapy water to clean all
of the porcelain parts.
Cleaning the Cooktop
To keep the cooktop looking and operating its best,
clean it after every use. Also, quickly wipe up spills
that occur while cooking. Be careful not to touch any
hot areas.
• If necessary, tough
stains may be removed
by applying full-strength sprays such as Simple
Green™, Ajax™ All-Purpose Cleaner or Formula
409™. To minimize wear, use the mildest cleaner
needed to get the surface clean.
If you allow spills to sit on hot burner parts, they
will burn on and be very difficult to clean. Certain
types of food, such as tomatoes, citrus juices, vinegar, alcohol and milk can damage the finishes if
you allow them to stand for any length of time.
• For extremely stubborn stains, you may use a
mildly abrasive cleaner or applicator, such as
Soft Scrub™, Bon Ami™, S.O.S.® pads or other
soap-filled steel wool pads. Use these cleaners
with extreme care and only on occasion. Extensive use of these types of abrasives will eventually damage the porcelain enamel.
IMPORTANT: The cooktop is exposed to extremely
high temperatures. The grates are under high stress
when hot utensils are placed on them. Also, the
cooktop parts are occasionally exposed to acidic
food spill-overs. These severe operating conditions,
cause the porcelain enamel parts on your cooktop
to undergo a change in appearance over time. If
you care for and clean these parts carefully, you will
slow down, but not eliminate, the aging process.
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Care and Cleaning
Cleaning the Igniters and Other Burner
Components
4. Reassemble the cooktop according to the burner
and grate assembly instructions on page 5.
Test the burners after reassembling them. If
the flame is uneven, be sure that all the burner
parts are properly positioned, then check for any
remaining dirt or grime on the burner parts or
igniter. If erratic clicking is still present, make
sure the igniter is completely dry. If the unit still
exhibits problems after drying, call your local
Dacor Authorized Service Agent.
caution
Use care while cleaning the igniters. The porcelain is
fragile and can crack or break.
IMPORTANT: The igniters will not work properly if
the burner caps, burner heads, burner bases or the
igniters themselves are not clean. Dirty or wet igniters may not spark at all.
Cleaning Stainless Steel Surfaces
After dissembling the burners, check for any dirt or
grime deposited on the individual parts, including
the igniters.
caution
Always wipe stainless steel (silver colored) surfaces with
the grain. To prevent scratching, do not use abrasive
cleaners or scrubbers on stainless steel surfaces.
1. Clean completely around the igniter, including
over and under the edge of the metal top and
porcelain base. A firm toothbrush is ideal for this
task. Use care while cleaning because the porcelain is fragile and can crack or break. Do not use
water to clean the igniters. If necessary, use a
small amount of rubbing alcohol to help dissolve
grime
• Clean stainless steel surfaces with a mild solution of detergent and warm water. Rinse and dry
with a soft, lint-free cloth.
• You may also use Dacor Stainless Steel Cleaner
on the stainless steel surfaces. Use it according
to the directions on the package.
Igniter
Cleaning the Knobs and Trim Rings
Standard
Burner Base
1. Turn the knobs to the off position to remove the
knobs and trim rings for cleaning or replacement.
2. Disconnect the cooktop power plug from the
electrical outlet.
Igniter
3. Grasp each knob and pull straight up to remove.
4. The trim rings may be removed for cleaning if
necessary. Take note of the position of each trim
ring before removal. Grasp each trim ring and
pull straight up to remove.
SimmerSear
Burner Head
Base
Knob
2. Examine the burner heads. Remove anything
stuck in the holes with a straightened paper
clip, wire or needle. Be careful not to scratch or
damage the ring and head. Do not distort the
shape of the burner head holes. Since the burner
heads for the SimmerSear™ burners are not
removable, they must be cleaned in place.
3. Clean all the burner parts, including the burner
bases, with window cleaner or rubbing alcohol.
Use a cleaning brush with plastic bristles or a
firm tooth brush. When done, rinse the parts
well with clean water. Dry all the parts thoroughly before re-assembling them.
Trim Ring
Valve Shaft
5. Wash the knobs and trim rings with a solution
of warm soapy water. Dacor recommends hand
dishwashing liquid.
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Care and Cleaning
Replacing the Grate Feet
Cleaning the Knobs and Trim Rings (Cont.)
6. Insert the trim rings into the holes in the positions noted in step 4. Turn the ring until the
flame icon is in the 9 o’clock position for each
trim ring.
The rubber feet on the bottom of the grate supports
can be replaced if they are lost or damaged to prevent damage to the spill tray. If necessary, you may
use a pair of needle nose pliers to pull the feet free
from the grate.
Flame icon in
9 o’clock
position
7. To replace the knobs, align the “D-shaped”
opening on the bottom of the knob with the end
of the valve shaft. Carefully push the knob on
until it stops.
8. Connect the cooktop power plug to the electrical
outlet.
Cleaning the Optional Griddle
Clean the griddle after each use. Wash it thoroughly
in hot soapy water to avoid stains from grease
build-up. The griddle is coated with a non-stick coating for easy cleaning. Warm water and liquid detergent are all that are needed for cleaning. Remove
stubborn spots with a non-abrasive plastic mesh
pad. To prevent scratching, do not use abrasives or
abrasive cleaners. Use the soft side of a sponge to
scrub it. Dry it with a lint-free cloth.
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Dacor Part
Number
Description
103712
Grate Support Foot (4 used per grate)
103475
12” Grate (2 used per cooktop)
103476
10” Grate (Model RGC365 Only, 1
Used per cooktop)
Before You Call for Service
Problem Solution Guide
Problem
Nothing works.
Igniters do not spark.
No flame.
Burner goes out at low setting.
May Be Caused By
Cooktop not connected to electrical power.
Check to make sure power cord is connected to electrical outlet.
Power to electrical outlet is off.
Turn on power at circuit breaker or fuse
box. Check for tripped breaker or blown
fuse.
Power outage.
Contact power company
Power not supplied to unit.
See Nothing Works above.
Wet or dirty igniter.
Clean and dry igniter and burner assembly according to Care and Cleaning
section.
Igniter not working (no clicking
sound).
See Igniters do not spark above.
Wet or dirty igniter.
Clean and dry according to Care and
Cleaning section.
Gas is turned off.
Make sure the gas supply valve is in the
on position.
Gas supply interrupted.
Contact gas company.
Low gas pressure.
Contact gas company to have pressure
tested.
Flame is distorted, yellow or Burner parts are dirty or
very large.
clogged.
Igniter continues to spark
(click) after flame ignites.
What to Do
Clean and dry according to Care and
Cleaning section.
Burner parts are not properly
positioned.
Make sure burner is assembled according
to the Setting Up Your Cooktop section.
Cooktop set up to use a different type of gas (Natural or LP)
or set up for different altitude.
Have a qualified service technician check
to make sure that the cooktop is set up
for the type of gas and the correct altitude.
Gas regulator is not installed or
faulty.
Have a qualified service technician check
the gas regulator.
Burner is cold.
Burners may continue to spark for up to
60 seconds when cold and set to low. See
Operating Your Cooktop section for
more information on how to minimize.
Flame distorted by air draft.
Minimize any air drafts around the cooktop. Close nearby windows.
Wet or dirty igniter.
Clean and dry according to Care and
Cleaning section.
Burner parts wet or dirty.
Clean and dry according to Care and
Cleaning section.
Burner parts not properly positioned.
Make sure burner is assembled according
to the Setting Up Your Cooktop section.
Power supply polarity is
reversed.
Have a licensed electrician check the electrical outlet.
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Warranty and Service
Product Maintenance
OUTSIDE THE FIFTY STATES OF THE U.S.A.,
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CANADA:
Do not perform any maintenance other than that
instructed in the Care and Cleaning section of this
manual. A qualified service technician should perform all other service.
LIMITED FIRST YEAR WARRANTY
If your DACOR product fails to function within one
year of the original date of purchase, due to a defect
in material or workmanship, DACOR will furnish a
new part, F.O.B. factory to replace the defective
part. All delivery, installation, and labor costs are
the responsibility of the purchaser. The owner must
provide proof of purchase, upon request, and have
the appliance accessible for service.
Getting Help
Before you obtain service, please review the Before
You Call for Service section on page 11. If you
have performed the checks in the Problem Solution Guide and the problem has not yet been
remedied, please visit our web site or contact our
Customer Service Team for a listing of Dacor authorized service agents. Prior to requesting service, it
is helpful to be familiar with the warranty terms and
conditions on this page.
What Is Not Covered
• Service calls to educate the customer in the
proper use and care of the product.
• Failure of the product when used for commercial,
business, rental or any application other than for
residential consumer use.
Contact us through our web site at:
www.Dacor.com
• Replacement of house fuses or fuse boxes or
resetting of circuit breakers.
Dacor Customer Service:
Tel: (800) 793-0093
Fax: (626) 403-3130
Business Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
• Damage to the product caused by accident, fire,
flood or other acts of God.
• Breakage, discoloration or damage to glass,
metal surfaces, plastic components, trim, paint
or other cosmetic finish, caused by improper
usage or care, abuse or neglect.
You may also write us at:
Dacor Customer Service
1440 Bridge Gate Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
THE REMEDIES PROVIDED FOR IN THE ABOVE
EXPRESS WARRANTIES ARE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES. THEREFORE, NO OTHER EXPRESS
WARRANTIES ARE MADE, AND OUTSIDE THE FIFTY
STATES OF THE UNITED STATES, THE DISTRICT
OF COLUMBIA AND CANADA, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM THE
DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO EVENT SHALL
DACOR BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL EXPENSE OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. NO WARRANTIES,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE MADE TO ANY BUYER
FOR RESALE.
At Dacor, we believe that our quality of service
equals that of our product. Should your experience
with our service network or product be different,
please contact our Customer Service Team and
share your encounter with us. We will do our utmost
to resolve the situation for you and deliver on our
Dacor promise.
If you need anything clarified, just let us know.
What Is Covered
CERTIFICATE OF WARRANTIES: DACOR
COOKTOPS
Some states do not allow limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts, or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of inconsequential damages, so
the above limitations or exclusions may not apply
to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights that vary from
state to state.
WITHIN THE FIFTY STATES OF THE U.S.A., THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CANADA*:
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
If your DACOR product fails to function within one
year of the original date of purchase, due to a defect
in material or workmanship, DACOR will remedy the
defect without charge to you or subsequent users.
The owner must provide proof of purchase upon
request, and have the appliance accessible for service.
*Warranty is null and void if non-UL approved product is transported from the U.S.
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NO POSTAGE
NECESSARY
IF MAILED
IN THE
UNITED STATES
BUSINESS REPLY MAIL
FIRST-CLASS MAIL
PERMIT NO. 4507
DIAMOND BAR CA
POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY ADDRESSEE
DACOR INC.
ATTN: WARRANTY PROCESSING DEPT
1440 BRIDGE GATE DR STE 200
PO BOX 6532
DIAMOND BAR CA 91765-9861
Please visit www.Dacor.com to activate your warranty online.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT:
Please rest assured that under no conditions will Dacor sell your name or any of the information on this form for mailing list purposes. We
are very grateful that you have chosen Dacor products for your home and do not consider the sale of such information to be a proper way
of expressing our gratitude!
Owner’s Name:
Street:
Last (Please Print or Type)
First
City:
Middle
State:
Purchase Date:
Email:
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Your warranty will not be activated until you activate it online or return this form to Dacor. If you have purchased more
than one Dacor product, please return all forms in one envelope or activate the warranty for each product online.
Zip:
Telephone:
Dealer:
City:
State:
Zip:
Your willingness to take a few seconds to fill in the section below will be sincerely appreciated. Thank you.
1. How were you first exposed to Dacor products? (Please check one only.)
 A. T.V. Cooking Show
 F Builder
 B. Magazine
 G. Architect/Designer
 C. Appliance Dealer Showroom
 H. Another Dacor Owner
 D. Kitchen Dealer Showroom
 I. Model Home
 E. Home Show
 J. Other
2. Where did you buy your Dacor appliances?
 A. Appliance Dealer
 B. Kitchen Dealer
 C. Builder Supplier
 D. Builder
 E. Other
3. For what purpose was the product purchased?
 A. Replacement only
 B. Part of a Remodel
 C. New Home
 D. Other
4. What is your household income?
 A. Under $75,000
 B. $75,000 – $100,000
 C. $100,000 – $150,000
 D. $150,000 – $200,000
 E. $200,000 – $250,000
 F. Over $250,000
6. Would you buy or recommend another Dacor product?
 Yes
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5. What other brands of appliances do you have in your kitchen?
A. Cooktop
C. Dishwasher
B. Oven
D. Refrigerator
 No
Thank you very much for your assistance. The information you have
provided will be extremely valuable in helping us plan for the future
and giving you the support you deserve.
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www.Dacor.com
(800) 793-0093