Use & Care Guide Dishwasher Slide In Gas Cooktop E36GC76EPS E48GC76EPS 5995447090 2 Finding Information PLEASE READ AND SAVE THIS GUIDE Attach your sales receipt to this page for future reference. Thank you for choosing Electrolux, the new premium brand in home appliances. This Use & Care Guide is part of our commitment to customer satisfaction and product quality throughout the service life of your new cooktop. We view your purchase as the beginning of a relationship. To ensure our ability to continue serving you, please use this page to record key product information. IMPOR TANT IMPORT PLEASE READ all instructions completely before attempting to install or operate the cooktop. Once you have your cooktop installed, we suggest you keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. Should any problems occur, refer to the Troubleshooting section of this manual. This information will help you quickly identify a problem and get it remedied. In the event you require assistance, please contact the dealer where you purchased your cooktop. MAKE A RECORD FOR QUICK REFERENCE Whenever you call to request information or service, you will need to know your model number and serial number. You can find this information on the appliance’s serial plate and on the product registration card. ©2005 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Post Office Box 212378, Augusta, Georgia 30917, USA All rights reserved. Printed in the USA Finding Information PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD The package containing this manual also includes your product registration information. Warranty coverage begins at the time your Electrolux cooktop was purchased. If you received a damaged product, immediately contact your dealer or builder. Do not install or use a damaged appliance. NO TE NOTE Registering your product with Electrolux enhances our ability to serve you. You can register online (at the Internet address below) or by dropping your Product Registration Card in the mail. Complete and mail the Product Registration Card as soon as possible to validate the registration date. Please record the purchase date of your Electrolux cooktop and your dealer’s name, address and telephone number. ________________________________________________ Purchase Date ________________________________________________ Electrolux Model Number ________________________________________________ Electrolux Serial Number ________________________________________________ Dealer Name ________________________________________________ Dealer Address ________________________________________________ Dealer Telephone Keep this manual and the sales receipt together in a safe place for further reference. QUESTIONS? For toll-free telephone support in the U.S. and Canada: 1-877- 4ELECTROLUX (1-877-435-3287) For online support and Internet product information: www.electroluxusa.com 3 4 Finding Information TABLE OF CONTENTS Finding Information ............................................ 2 Please Read And Save This Guide .................... 2 Make A Record For Quick Reference ................. 2 Questions ............................................................ 3 Table Of Contents ............................................... 4 Operation ............................................................ 18 Before Cooking ................................................. 18 Operating the Control Valves ............................ 18 Setting the Burner Flame Height ....................... 20 Energy Saving Tips .......................................... 20 Safety ..................................................................... 5 Important Safety Instructions ............................... 5 General Precautions ........................................... 6 Liquified Petroleum (Propane) Gas Conversion ................................................. 9 Care and Cleaning ............................................. 21 Cleaning Tips ................................................... 21 Cleaning Stainless Steel Surfaces ..................... 23 Cleaning Porcelain Grates ................................ 23 Cleaning Knobs and Bezels ............................. 24 Cleaning Burner Bases .................................... 24 Cleaning Burner Rings ..................................... 25 Cleaning Burner Igniters ................................... 25 Cooktop Features .............................................. 10 Proper Burner Adjustments ............................... 10 Sealed Burner Configurations .......................... 10 Burner Locations .............................................. 11 Brass Burner Rings .......................................... 12 Burner Igniters .................................................. 12 Control Knobs ................................................... 13 Placement of Burner Grates .............................. 13 Surface Cooking ................................................ 13 Flame Adjustment .............................................. 13 Utensils for Best Performance ........................... 14 Using the Griddle .............................................. 14 Using the Wok Stand ......................................... 15 Using the Simmer Plate ..................................... 16 Setting Surface Controls .................................... 17 Solutions to Common Problems ..................... 26 Warranty .............................................................. 28 Safety IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Safety Precautions Do not attempt to install or operate your appliance until you have read the safety precautions in this manual. Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a Warning or Caution based on the risk type. Definitions This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death. WARNING WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CA UTION CAUTION CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury. CA UTION CAUTION CAUTION used without the safety alert symbol indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage. IMPOR TANT IMPORT Indicates installation, operation or maintenance information which is important but not hazard related. 5 6 Safety General Precautions IMPOR TANT IMPORT • • • • • • • • • • • • Begin by ensuring proper installation and grounding of the appliance by a qualified technician according to the accompanying Installation Instructions. Have the installer show you where the fuse or junction box is located so that you know how and where to turn off power. Also, have the installer show you the location of the gas supply. If you smell gas, do not use the cooktop. Immediately turn off the gas supply at the shut off valve, disconnect electrical power to the appliance at the fuse or junction box and contact the gas supplier or qualified appliance technician. Ensure that the cooktop is used only by those individuals who are able to operate it properly. Use the cooktop only for cooking tasks expected of a home appliance as outlined in this manual. Properly clean and maintain as recommended in this manual, cleaning only the parts listed. Use only dry potholders to avoid steam burns when removing hot cookware. In the event that a burner flame goes out and gas escapes, open a window or door. Wait at least 5 minutes before attempting to use the cooktop. Select utensils of the proper size, material and construction for the particular type of cooking being done. Select utensils that are large enough to contain food without boil-overs or spillovers. Choose pans with easily grasped handles that will stay cool while cooking. Do not use utensils with loose handles. Avoid using pans that are too heavy to lift safely. Use cookware only for its intended purpose. Certain types of glass, ceramic, and earthenware utensils are suitable for use only in an oven and not in cooktop applications. When cooking, set the burner controls so that the flame heats only the bottom of the utensil and does not extend up the sides of the utensil. When deep fat frying, be certain that the pan is large enough to contain the desired volume of food without overflow caused by bubbling of the fat. Never leave a deep fat fryer unattended. Avoid deep fat frying of moist or frost-covered foods. Foods with high water content may cause spattering or spilling of the hot fat. Heat fat slowly and stir together any combinations 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. Always turn pan handles to the side or back of the cooktop. Do not turn handles towards the room where they are easily hit. Handles should not extend over adjacent burners. Always check the positions of the control knobs to make sure the cooktop is off when you are finished cooking. Before performing any service, turn off the gas supply by closing the gas shut-off valve and turning off the electrical power supply. Safety IMPOR TANT IMPORT • • • • • • • • • Always light each burner prior to placing a utensil on the burner grate. Also, turn the control knob to the “off” position before removing a utensil from the burner grate. Always clean the cooktop cautiously. If using a damp sponge or cloth, wait until the cooktop has cooled sufficiently to prevent steam burns. Also, some cleaners can produce harmful or unpleasant fumes if applied to hot surfaces. Clean only those parts listed in this manual. Keep any ventilation filters clean to avoid grease fires. Always set utensils gently onto the grates and center them so that they are wellbalanced. Always keep the cooktop surface clean and dry. This cooktop is designed as a cooking appliance. Never use it for warming or heating a room. Before performing any service, turn off the gas supply by closing the gas shut-off valve and turning off electrical power supply. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors with this appliance. This type of appliance is not designed for industrial or laboratory use. 7 8 Safety CA UTION CAUTION • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Do not leave children alone or unattended in the area where the cooktop is in use. Never allow children to sit or stand on any part of the cooktop. Do not let children play with the cooktop. Do not store items of interest to children above the cooktop. Children could be burned or injured while climbing on the appliance. Do not wear loose or hanging apparel while using the cooktop. Do not store combustible, flammable or explosive materials on the cooktop or in adjacent cabinets. Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of the cooktop unless specifically recommended in literature accompanying this appliance. All other service should be referred to a qualified technician. Do not use water on grease fires. A violent steam explosion may result. Smother any flames with a lid, cookie sheet or flat tray. Flaming grease can be extinguished with baking soda or a multipurpose chemical or foam extinguisher. Do not allow potholders to touch gas burners. Do not use a towel or bulky cloth as a potholder. Do not block or obstruct the holes beneath the control knobs. Blocking these holes may affect burner operation and may result in a hazard. When using the cooktop, do not touch the grates, burner caps, burner bases, or any other parts in proximity to the flame. These components may be hot enough to cause burns. If the cooktop is near a window, do not use long curtains as a window treatment. They can blow over the cooktop and create a fire hazard. Do not cover the burners and grates with anything except properly selected utensils. Decorative covers should not be used. Do not heat unopened food containers such as baby food jars and cans. Pressure buildup may cause the container to burst and cause injury. Do not use abrasive or caustic cleaners or detergents on this appliance, as these may cause permanent damage. Do not use aerosol cleaners, as these may be flammable or cause corrosion of metal parts. Do not use or attempt to use this appliance in the event of a power failure. Do not slide cookware across the grates. Sliding may damage the finish of the grates. Lift utensils to reposition them. Safety LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM (PROPANE) GAS CONVERSION This appliance can be used with Natural Gas and Propane Gas. It is shipped from the factory for use with natural gas. A kit for converting to LP gas is supplied with your cooktop. The kit is marked “FOR LP/PROPANE GAS CONVERSION”. Follow the installation instructions which are inside the envelope. The conversion must be performed by a qualified service technician in accordance with the kit instructions and all local codes and requirements. Failure to follow instructions could result in serious injury or property damage. The qualified agency performing this work assumes responsibility for the conversion. WARNING Severe shock, or damage to the cooktop may occur if the cooktop is not installed by a qualified installer or electrician. CA UTION CAUTION Any additions, changes or conversions required in order for this appliance to satisfactorily meet the application needs must be made by a qualified service technician in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and all codes and requirements of the authority having jurisdiction. Failure to follow the instructions could result in serious injury or property damage. The qualified agency performing this work assumes responsibility for the conversion. 9 10 Cooktop Features PROPER BURNER ADJUSTMENTS The color of the flame is the key to proper burner adjustment. A good flame is clear, blue and hardly visible in a well-lighted room. Each cone of flame should be steady and sharply defined. Adjust or clean burner if flame is yellow-ocooktop. To clean burner, see instructions under General Care & Cleaning. SEALED BURNER CONFIGURATIONS On E36GC76EPS and E48GC76EPS cooktops, there are a total of six burners, including two burners rated at a maximum output of 17,000 BTU/HR, two burners rated at a maximum of 15,000 BTU/HR and two burners rated at a maximum output of 8,500 BTU/HR. The knobs are positioned to correspond with the burner layout. Cooktop Features BURNER LOCATIONS All Electrolux Icon cooktop cooktops are equipped with sealed burners. See Figure 2 for a detailed burner layout for your model. Burner Configurations 15000 BTU 17000 BTU 8500 BTU 8500 BTU 17000 BTU 15000 BTU E36GC76EPS 15000 BTU 17000 BTU 8500 BTU 8500 BTU 17000 BTU 15000 BTU E48GC76EPS Figure 2 11 12 Cooktop Features BRASS BURNER RINGS All burners are attached to the cooktop by retaining nuts. Gaskets around the undersides of the burner bases ensure that the burners are sealed, thereby preventing any liquid spills from entering the cooktop chassis. All spills remain on the surface of the cooktop. The brass burner heads spread the flame evenly around the burner perimeters. The burner heads must seat properly in the burner bases to enable proper cooktop operation. To ensure proper seating, positioning tabs have been placed on the bottom of each burner head to slide into corresponding notches in the fixed burner base. BURNER IGNITERS Figure 3 A burner igniter is located on each gas burner base. When a control knob is rotated more than 90 degrees counterclockwise, the igniter will spark and the selected burner will ignite. Additionally, due to Vantage Flame™, the automatic reignition feature, the igniters will spark automatically if a flame should blow out or be severely distorted by a draft or by a ventilation system. Burner igniters must always be kept clean and dry to function properly. Dirty or wet igniters will result in constant sparking, even if there is a flame present. See Figure 3. Burner Assembly Cooktop Features/Surface Cooking 13 CONTROL KNOBS The control knobs provided with this range are designed for ease of use and longevity. The “D” shaped design of the knob shaft ensures proper orientation when reinstalling the knob. Located beneath each knob is a bezel ring that mounts to the range. PLACEMENT OF BURNER GRATES Place grates on the porcelain coated spill tray. See Figure 4. Be sure they are located correctly inside the stainless steel frame. Figure 4 IMPOR TANT IMPORT Do not slide the grates on the stainless steel frame. Doing so can damage the surface. FLAME ADJUSTMENT For most cooking, start on the highest control setting and then turn to a lower one to complete the process. Use the chart below as a guide for determining proper flame size for various types of cooking. The size and type of utensil used and the amount of food being cooked will influence the setting needed for cooking. For deep fat frying, use a thermometer and adjust the surface control knob accordingly. If the fat is too cool, the food will absorb the fat and be greasy. If the fat is too hot, the food will brown so quickly that the center will be undercooked. Do not attempt to deep fat fry too much food at once as the food will neither brown nor cook properly. *Flame Size Type of Cooking High Flame Start most foods; bring water to a boil; pan broiling Medium Flame Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces, gravies; steam Low Flame Keep foods cooking; poach; stew *These settings are based on using medium-weight aluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans. Never extend the flame beyond the outer edge of the utensil. A higher flame simply wastes heat and energy, and increases your risk of being burned by the flame. Correct Incorrect Figure 5 14 Surface Cooking UTENSILS TO USE FOR BEST PERFORMANCE *GOOD POOR • Curved and warped pan bottoms. Figure 6 • Flat bottom and straight sides. • Pan overhangs unit by more than 2.5 cm (1”). • Tight fitting lids. Pans should have flat bottoms. Check for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom. There should be no gaps between the pan and ruler. • Weight of handle does not tilt pan. Pan is well balanced. * Specialty pans such as lobster pots, griddles and pressure cookers may be used but must conform to the above recommended cookware requirements. • Made of material that conducts heat well. • Heavy handle tilts pan. • Pan sizes match the amount of food to be prepared and the size of burner. • Flame extends beyond unit. • Easy to clean. Note: Always use a utensil for its intended purpose. Follow manufacturer's instructions. Some utensils were not made to be used in the oven or on the cooktop. USING THE GRIDDLE Figure 7 Figure 8 Figure 9 Side with grill Flat Side The griddle is intended for direct food cooking and can be used on both sides (Figures 8 and 9). Do not use pans or other cookware on the griddle. Doing so could damage the finish. With the grate in position over the burner, set the griddle on top of the grate positioning the notches in the griddle over the grate fingers(Figures 7 and 8). CA UTION CAUTION Always place the griddle on the grate before to turn on the burner. Always use potholders to remove the griddle from the grate. Allow the griddle to cool before removing. Do not set hot griddle on surfaces that cannot withstand high heat; such as countertops. Be sure the griddle is positioned correctly and stable before use to prevent hot spills and possible burns. Surface Cooking 15 USING THE WOK STAND The Wok Stand provided with your cooktop is designed to allow round-bottomed woks to be used. It is recommended that you use a 14 inch diameter (35.5 cm) or less Wok. It is recommended that you use the center front POWER burner with the wok stand for best performance. If properly positioned, the Wok Stand will not slide off the grate. CA UTION CAUTION Always use potholders to remove the wok stand from the grate. Allow the wok stand to cool before removing. Do not set hot wok stand on surfaces that cannot withstand high heat; such as countertops. Be sure the Wok Stand is positioned correctly and stable before use to prevent hot spills and possible burns. To Properly Position the Wok Stand: With the grate in position over the burner, set the Wok Stand on top of the grate positioning the center of the Wok Stand over the center of the cooktop grate fingers (See Figure 10). NO TE NOTE The Wok cooking performance is best on the center front burner position. CA UTION CAUTION Be sure to ALWAYS use the Wok Stand if the stability of the wok is uncertain. If cooking large amounts of liquid food without the Wok Stand, the wok may tip and spill over causing burns. Figure 10 Flat-bottom woks with large flat bottoms may also be used on your cooktop Surface Burner Grates without the Wok Stand. Insure the stability of the flat-bottom wok before cooking without the Wok Stand. If unstable, DO NOT use the flatbottom wok without the Wok Stand. Round-bottom woks (with a support ring) should NOT be used. The supporting ring was not designed for proper or stable use on the Surface Burner Grates. 16 Surface Cooking USING THE SIMMER PLATE The Simmer Plate has been specfically designed for simmering and holding food at the lowest safe temperature. It can be used for cooking sauces long periods of time, or melting chocolate. With the grate in position over the burner, set the simmer plate on top of the grate, centering the plate over the grate fingers (See Figure 11). Then place the utensil on the simmer plate. The Simmer Plate is to be used by setting the burner to its lowest setting. The Simmer Plate is intended to be used for simmering only. The Simmer Plate must be removed when cooking. Figure 11 CA UTION CAUTION Always place the simmer plate on the grate before turning on the burner. Always use potholders to remove the simmer plate from the grate. Allow the simmer plate to cool before removing. Do not set hot simmer plate on surfaces that cannot withstand high heat; such as countertops. Be sure the simmer plate is positioned correctly and stable before use to prevent hot spills and possible burns. Surface Cooking SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS Your cooktop may be equipped with any combination of the following burners: Simmer Burner: best used for simmering delicate sauces, etc. Standard Burner: used for most all surface cooking needs. Large Burner: best used when bringing large quantities of liquid to temperature and when preparing larger quantities of food. Regardless of size, always select a utensil that is suitable for the amount and type of food being prepared. Select a burner and flame size appropriate to the pan. Never allow flames to extend beyond the outer edge of the pan. Your cooktop is also equipped with 300° rotation flame control valves. These valves provide enhanced control of the burner flame. Each burner lights automatically from an electric igniter when its control knob is turned to the LITE position. CA UTION CAUTION Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on top of the cooktop when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite. Potholders, towels or wood spoons could catch fire if placed too close to a flame. 17 18 Operation BEFORE COOKING Ensure that the cooktop has been installed by a qualified individual who has tested the operation of the cooktop in accordance with the Installation Instructions. The brass burner rings, burner caps, grates, knobs and spill protectors must be in place for the cooktop to operate properly. All cooktop components must be clean. Be certain that the gas and electrical power supplies to the cooktop are operational. Read this Use and Care Manual in its entirety prior to operating the cooktop. OPERATING THE CONTROL VALVES To light a particular burner, press in on the corresponding control knob, then immediately rotate the knob counterclockwise from the “OFF” position to the “LITE HI” position. The burner igniters will spark continuously until the gas ignites on the selected burner. The igniters will stop sparking as soon as the burner Figure 12 ignites. Once the burner is lit, reduce the flame height if desired by rotating the control knob further counterclockwise, then place the utensil on the grate. See Figure 12. Burner Control Valve Operation WARNING Do not touch any burner cap, burner base, or igniter while the igniters are sparking, as an electrical shock could result. IMPOR TANT IMPORT • If the gas does not ignite within four seconds, turn off the valve. Allow at least two minutes for any gas to dissipate, then repeat the lighting procedure. • Burner igniters must always be kept clean and dry to function properly. Due to the Vantage-Flame™ reignition feature, dirty or wet igniters will result in constant sparking, even if there is a flame present. Additionally, igniters will spark automatically if the flame is distorted by a draft or by a cooktop ventilation system. Eliminate the draft or reduce the ventilation blower speed in this case. • When the cooktop is cool and/or more than two burners are in use, the igniters may continue to spark if the control knob is set to the “LOW” position. This is normal until the burner warms up. The tendency to spark under these conditions can be reduced by operating the burner at a higher flame setting for a short period of time (normally 60 seconds or less), then adjusting the control knob down to the “LOW” setting. The burner will also warm up faster if a utensil is placed on the grate. • The flame should be steady and blue in color. Foreign material in the gas line, especially in new construction, may cause an ocooktop flame during initial operation. This will disappear with further use. • The flame should burn evenly around the perimeter of the burner. If the flame is uneven, ensure that the brass burner ring and porcelain burner cap are properly positioned, then check for any foreign material in the burner ring or on the burner cap. Remove any foreign material with a straightened paper clip, wire, or needle. Do not use a toothpick to remove clogs, as it could break off. Do not damage the brass or distort the shape of the burner ring ports. • Never light the burners with a match or other open flame. If a burner does not ignite, refer to the Troubleshooting Guide. 19 20 Operation SETTING THE BURNER FLAME HEIGHT Setting the proper burner flame height for the desired cooking process and selected utensil will result in superior cooking performance, while also saving time and energy. Follow these recommendations for best results: 1. 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. This will ensure even heating within the utensil and reduce the likelihood of burning or scorching of food. 2. Reduce the flame if it is extending beyond the bottom of the utensil. A flame that extends up the sides of the utensil is potentially dangerous, heats the utensil handle and kitchen instead of the food, and wastes energy. 3. Reduce the flame height to the minimum level necessary to perform the desired cooking process. Remember that food cooks just as quickly at a gentle boil as it does at a vigorous, rolling boil. Maintaining a higher boil than is necessary wastes energy, cooks away moisture, and causes a loss in food flavor and nutrient level. ENERGY SAVING TIPS • Always use utensils with flat, smooth bottoms and tight-fitting lids to retain heat and moisture. • Minimize the amount of liquid or fat to reduce cooking times. • Select cookware of the proper size, material and construction for the cooking process being performed. • Adjust the flame height to fit the utensil size. • After liquid reaches a boil, reduce the heat to maintain a simmer rather than a rolling boil. • Use a timer rather than repeatedly removing the lid to check food. • Thaw foods prior to cooking to reduce cooking time. Care and Cleaning CLEANING TIPS FOR COOKTOP No maintenance, other than the Care and Cleaning identified in this Use & Care Manual, should be attempted by the owner/operator. All other maintenance and service must be performed by a qualified appliance technician. WARNING To avoid electrical shock or burns, turn off all controls and ensure the cooktop is cool before cleaning. IMPOR TANT IMPORT Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents, waxes, polishes, or commercial cooktop cleaners to clean the cooktop. Read and follow the Care and Cleaning instructions to ensure that proper cooktop operation and appearance will be maintained throughout the lifetime of the product. Several materials and finishes are used in the cooktop. Each material and finish must be properly cleaned according to the following recommendations. Failure to follow these recommendations may result in permanent damage to the cooktop. WARNING • Before cleaning the cooktop, ensure that all burners are turned off and that all components are cool enough to safely touch. • After cleaning, reassemble all components before attempting to operate the cooktop. Proper cleaning is necessary to maintain cooktop performance and appearance, while also ensuring safe operation. The cleaning effort necessary to maintain the cooktop varies according to the type and amount of cooking. For example, more frequent cleaning is required if the cooktop is used often for frying or other high temperature operations. Clean the cooktop thoroughly prior to operating it the first time. For initial and everyday cleaning, use a soft cloth or sponge lightly dampened with a solution of warm water and hand dishwashing liquid to clean all components. 21 22 Care and Cleaning Recommendations for cleaning and care of specific cooktop components are summarized below: IMPOR TANT IMPORT The grates and burner caps, unlike other porcelain enamel appliances in your home, are exposed to extremely high temperatures in a matter of seconds. In addition to this extreme thermal shock, the grates are subjected to mechanical shock when utensils are placed on or slid across them. Finally, spillovers introduce foods with high acidity to all of the porcelain components. Due to these severe operating conditions, all porcelain enamel components on the cooktop will undergo an inevitable change in appearance with use. Meticulous care and cleaning will slow but not eliminate this natural and expected aging process. Treating the porcelain components with care will slow the natural deterioration that takes place with cooktop use. Please follow these guidelines to keep the porcelain parts looking their best: 1 Do not use utensils having rough bottoms, as this can result in permanent damage to the top surfaces of the porcelainized grates. 2 Do not drop utensils onto the grates or drag heavy pots across the tops of the grates. 3 Set the grates into the locating dimples gently. Do not drop the grates into place. 4 Use caution when cooking to avoid spills as much as possible. Porcelain is acid-resistant but not acid-proof, so some foods can cause permanent damage if allowed to remain on porcelain surfaces. Daily cleaning of the grates, burner heads, and burner caps is best accomplished with a soft cloth or sponge dampened in a solution of warm water and hand dishwashing liquid. Grates are dishwasher safe. Burner caps should not be cleaned in the dishwasher. Stubborn stains may be removed by applying full-strength, all purpose cleaning sprays. (If you are unable to locate these cleaning compounds, please phone the Electrolux Customer Service Department for a referral.) Mildly abrasive cleaners or applicators, such as soap-filled steel wool pads, may be used with extreme care on occasion to remove the most serious stains. Exercise caution – extensive use of abrasives will eventually damage the porcelain enamel surface. Care and Cleaning CLEANING STAINLESS STEEL SURFACES Clean these surfaces with the provided Stainless Steel Cleaner. Rinse and dry with a soft lint-free cloth. IMPOR TANT IMPORT If commercially available stainless steel cleaners are used, it is important to read the labels for chlorine compounds. Chlorine is a corrosive substance. If these compounds are present, rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft lint-free cloth. Always wipe stainless steel surfaces with the grain. CLEANING PORCELAIN GRATES Clean the porcelain grates with a solution of mild detergent and hot water. Rinse with a soft cloth. Do not use abrasives or commercial oven cleaners. Stubborn stains may be removed by washing the grates in a dishwasher, using normal dishwashing detergent. IMPOR TANT IMPORT Never use the cooktop surface as a cutting board. Do not use abrasive cleaners or applicators on the cooktop. Do not try to remove heavy spills with a sharp object such as a knife or metal spatula. Sharp objects may scratch the cooktop. A small amount of baby oil may be applied to stainless steel tops to restore the lustre. 23 24 Care and Cleaning CLEANING KNOBS AND KNOB BEZELS The control knobs provided with this cooktop are designed for ease of use and longevity. The “D” shaped design of the knob shaft ensures proper orientation when reinstalling the knob. The knobs and knob bezels are made of a composite plastic. These components should be washed regularly in warm, soapy water. Hand dishwashing liquid is excellent for this task. Knobs should be removed by gently pulling them straight out and off of the valve shafts. Use caution to avoid introduction of moisture into the control panel behind the bezels. To replace knobs, align the “D-shaped” opening at the bottom of the knob with the “D-shaped” valve shaft, then carefully press the knob onto the valve. CLEANING BURNER BASES The burner base is permanently attached to the cooktop. The base should be wiped clean using a soft cloth or sponge that has been lightly dampened with warm water and hand dishwashing liquid. Thoroughly clean and dry the igniters to prevent constant sparking of the reignition system. Refer to the Cleaning the Burner Igniters section for cleaning tips. IMPOR TANT IMPORT • Turn the knobs to the “OFF” position prior to removing them from the valve stems. • The cooktop should never be operated without the knobs in place. • Do not soak the knobs in water or place them in the dishwasher. • Do not expose the knobs to direct flame, hot utensils, or other sources of heat. • Do not use abrasive or corrosive cleaners or applicators, as these could cause permanent damage. Care and Cleaning CLEANING BURNER RINGS The brass burner rings spread the flame evenly around the burner perimeters. The burner rings must seat properly in the burner bases to enable proper cooktop operation. To ensure proper seating, positioning tabs have been placed on the bottom of each burner ring to slide into corresponding notches in the fixed burner base. To remove the burner ring, first remove the grate, then lift off the porcelain burner cap. The burner ring may then be removed from the burner base. Soak the burner ring in a warm solution of hand dishwashing liquid and water, then rinse well with clean water. Dry the burner thoroughly Stubborn stains may be removed by applying a metal polishing compound. (If you are unable to locate this type of polishing compound, please phone the Electrolux Customer Service Department for a referral.) CLEANING THE BURNER IGNITERS Under certain cooking or cleaning conditions, your cooktop igniters may become coated with or corroded by food deposits, splattered grease or cleaning agents. This condition can cause erratic or continuous sparking. Keeping the igniters clean and dry will help to reduce this problem. To avoid unnecessary and costly service calls, the homeowner should perform periodic cleaning of the igniters. To clean the igniters: 1 Be sure the burners are cool to the touch. Remove the grate, burner cap and burner heads. 2 Clean completely around the igniter, including over and under the edge of the metal cap and base. Use care while cleaning here. Parts of the igniter are porcelain and can be fragile. 3 DO NOT USE WATER when cleaning the igniters. If a liquid must be used to clean the igniter effectively, use only a small amount of rubbing alcohol. 4 After cleaning, reinstall the burner ring, burner cap and grate. Make sure the brass burner ring is properly seated into the burner base. 5 Test the burners. If erratic clicking is still present, make sure the igniter is completely dry. If the cooktop still exhibits problems after drying, please phone the Electrolux Customer Service Department for further assistance. 25 26 Solutions to Common Problems PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE Nothing works. Cooktop is not connected to electrical power SOLUTION Have cooktop connected to a properly sized electrical power supply by a qualified technician. Power supply is not energized. Have an electrician check power supply, including the house circuit breaker, wiring and fuses. Igniters do not spark. Sparking but no flame ignition Burners ignite but flame is extremely Circuit breaker is tripped. Reset circuit breaker House fuse is blown. Replace house fuse. Power outage in local area. Contact power company. Gas shut-off valve is in the "off" position. Turn shut-off to "on" position. Gas supply is interrupted. Contact gas company. Burner ring ports are clogged. Clean burner ring ports with straightened paper large, distorted or yellow. clip, needle or wire. Burner ports or burner caps are not positioned Remove and carefully re-install burner rings and properly. caps. Cooktop is being operated on the wrong type Ensure that the type of cooktop matches the gas of gas. supply (natural gas or L.P. gas) Regulator is not installed, is faulty or is set for Check installation, replace regullator, or set the wrong type of gas. regulator for proper gas. Burner flame goes out at low setting. Low gas supply pressure. Contact gas company. Ignitors spark continuously after flame Power supply is not grounded. Have power supply properly grounded. Power supply polarity is reversed. Have polarity corrected. Ignitors are wet or dirty. Dry or clean ignitors. ignition. Notes 27 Warranty Information 28 COOKTOP WARRANTY Your cooktop is protected by this warranty In the U.S.A., your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products North America, a division of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. We authorize no person to change or add to any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by us or an authorized Electrolux Home Products North America servicer. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. WARRANTY PERIOD FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED SERVICERS, WE WILL: One year from original Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any purchase date parts of this appliance which prove to be defective in materials or workmanship. LIMITED Time periods listed WARRANTY above. (Applicable to the State of Alaska) *NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER EXCLUSIONS IF YOU NEED SERVICE USA 1•800•944•9044 Electrolux Home Products North America P.O. Box 212378 Augusta, GA 30917 All of the provisions of the full and limited warranties above and the exclusions listed below apply. THE CONSUMER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR: Costs of service calls that are listed under NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER. * Costs of the technician’s travel to the home and any costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance required because of service. This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items listed below: 1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product. 2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes. 3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose connections or defects in house wiring. 4. 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 was shipped from the factory. 5. Damages to finish after installation. 6. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features). This warranty does not cover the following: 1. CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. NOTE: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. 2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls. 3. Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Electrolux Home Products North America or its authorized servicers; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux Home Products parts; obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God. 4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined. Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux Home Products: Canada 1•866•294•9911 Electrolux Home Products North America 802, boul. L’Ange-Gardien L’Assomption, Québec J5W 1T6 This warranty only applies in the 50 states of the U.S.A., Puerto Rico, and Canada. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by Electrolux Home Products North America, a division of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.