Use & care guide | Electrolux 5995447090E36GC76EPS Cooktop User Manual

Use & Care Guide
Dishwasher
Slide In Gas Cooktop
E36GC76EPS
E48GC76EPS
5995447090
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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TANT
IMPORT
Indicates installation, operation or maintenance information which is important but
not hazard related.
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6 Safety
General Precautions
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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
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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.
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8 Safety
CA
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CAUTION
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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).
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Never light the burners with a match or other open flame. If a burner does not
ignite, refer to the Troubleshooting Guide.
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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
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Always use utensils with flat, smooth bottoms and tight-fitting lids to retain
heat and moisture.
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Minimize the amount of liquid or fat to reduce cooking times.
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Select cookware of the proper size, material and construction for the cooking
process being performed.
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Adjust the flame height to fit the utensil size.
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After liquid reaches a boil, reduce the heat to maintain a simmer rather than a
rolling boil.
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Use a timer rather than repeatedly removing the lid to check food.
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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
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Before cleaning the cooktop, ensure that all burners are turned off and that all
components are cool enough to safely touch.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Warranty Information
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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.
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