Frigidaire 318200563 Cooktop User Manual

Gas
Cooktop
CONTENTS
Page
Versión en español ........................................................... 2
Product Registration ........................................................ 2
Important Safety Instructions ...................................... 3-4
Selecting Surface Cooking Utensils .................................. 5
Specialty Pans & Trivets ................................................... 5
Canning Tips & Information ............................................. 6
Grounding Instructions .................................................... 6
Liquefied Petroleum (Propane) Gas Conversion ............... 6
Flame Size ......................................................................... 7
Proper Burner Adjustment ................................................ 7
Placement of Burner Bases and Caps ............................... 7
Placement of Burner Grates .............................................. 8
Setting Surface Control ................................................ 8-9
General Cleaning ...................................................... 10-14
Avoid Service Checklist .................................................. 15
Warranty ......................................................................... 16
318200663 (0203) Rev. B
Product Registration
Register Your Product
The PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD
should be filled in completely, signed
and returned to Electrolux Home
Products North America.
Thank you for choosing this appliance. The information contained within this
Owner's Guide will instruct you on how to properly operate and care for your
cooktop. Please read through the information contained in your literature pack to
learn more about your new appliance.
Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
Record in the space provided below the model and serial numbers found underneath or inside the cooktop.
Model Number: ____________________________________________________
Serial Number: _____________________________________________________
Date of Purchase: __________________________________________________
This Owner's Guide contains general operating instructions for your cooktop and
feature information for several models. Your cooktop may not have all the described features.
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Note: The instructions appearing in this Owner's Guide are not meant to cover
every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution
must be practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.
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If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or death.
FOR YOUR SAFETY:
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your
building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow
the gas supplier's instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
— Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer,
servicer or the gas supplier.
© 2002 White Consolidated Industries
All rights reserved
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
This manual contains many important safety messages. Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol. It alerts you to safety messages that inform you of hazards that can kill or hurt you or others, or cause
damage to the product.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided may result in death or serious injury.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided may result in minor or moderate injury, or productdamage-only.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the
instructions are not followed.
•Remove all tape and packaging before using the Cooktop.
Destroy the carton and plastic bags after unpacking the
cooktop. Never allow children to play with packaging material.
Do not remove the model/serial plate attached to the cooktop.
•Storage on Appliance—Flammable materials should
not be stored on the cooktop or near surface units. This
includes paper, plastic and cloth items, such as cookbooks,
plasticware and towels, as well as flammable liquids. Do not
store explosives, such as aerosol cans, on or near the cooktop.
Flammable materials may explode and result in fire or
property damage.
• Proper Installation-Be sure your appliance is properly
installed and grounded by a qualified technician in
accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1—
latest edition, and the National Electrical Code ANSI/
NFPA No. 70—latest edition, and local code requirements.
Install and/or adjust only per installation instructions provided in
the literature package for this cooktop.
•Do Not Leave Children Alone—Children should not be
left alone or unattended in the area where appliance is
in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any
part of the appliance.
Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an
authorized repair service. Know how to shut off gas supply at the
meter and disconnect the electrical power to the cooktop at the
circuit breaker or fuse box in case of an emergency.
•DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE BURNERS/UNIT, GRATES OR
AREAS NEAR THESE BURNERS/UNIT. Surface burners/unit
may be hot even though flames are not visible/ unit is dark
in color. Areas near surface burners/unit may become hot
enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch,
or let clothing or other flammable materials touch these areas
until they have had sufficient time to cool. Among these areas
are the cooktop and surfaces facing the cooktop.
• User servicing—Do not repair or replace any part of the
appliance unless specifically recommended in the manuals.
All other servicing should be done only by a qualified technician,
This may reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to the
cooktop.
•Wear Proper Apparel—Loose-fitting or hanging
garments should never be worn while using the
appliance. Do not let clothing or other flammable materials
contact hot surfaces.
•Never modify or alter the construction of a cooktop by
removing panels, wire covers or any other part of the
product.
•Do Not Use Water or Flour on Grease Fires—Smother
the fire with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry
chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
Stepping, leaning or sitting on this cooktop
can result in serious injuries and also cause damage to the
cooktop. Do not allow children to climb or play around the
cooktop.
•When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or
grease may catch fire if allowed to become too hot.
Do not store items of interest to children in
the cabinets above the cooktop. Children climbing on the
cooktop to reach items could be seriously injured.
•Use Only Dry Potholders—Moist or damp potholders on
hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let
potholders touch hot heating elements, the flame or burners.
Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth instead of a potholder.
Never Use Your Appliance for Warming or
Heating the Room.
•Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers—Buildup of
pressure may cause container to burst and result in
injury.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR •Glazed Cooking Utensils—Only certain types of glass, glass/
ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are
COOKTOP
suitable for cooktop service without breaking due to the
sudden change in temperature. Check the manufacturer’s
recommendations for cooktop use.
Use Proper Flame Size—Adjust flame size
so it does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil. The
use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the burner
flame to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing.
Proper relationship of utensil to flame will also improve efficiency.
•Do not use Searing Grill on the cooktop. The Searing Grill is not
designed for use on the cooktop. Doing so may result in a fire.
•Know which knob controls each surface burner/surface
unit. Place a pan of food on the burner before turning it on,
and turn the burner off before removing the pan.
Do Not Use Stove Top Grills on Your Sealed
Gas Burners—If you use a stove top grill on a sealed gas burner,
it will cause incomplete combustion and can result in exposure
to carbon monoxide levels above allowable current standards.
This can be hazardous to your health.
•Always turn knob to the full LITE position when igniting
top burners. Visually check that burner has lit. Then adjust the
flame so it does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil.
Do Not Use Decorative Surface Burner/Unit Covers. If a
burner/unit is accidentally turned on, the decorative cover will
become hot and possibly melt. You will not be able to see that
the burner/unit is on. Burns will occur if the hot covers are
touched. Damage may also be done to the cooktop or burners/
unit because the covers may cause overheating. Air will blocked
from the burner/unit and cause combustion problems.
•Use proper pan size. This cooktop can be equipped with one
or more surface units of different sizes. Select utensils having
flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit. The use of
undersized utensils will expose a portion of the surface heating
unit to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing.
Proper relationship of utensil to the surface unit will also
improve efficiency.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR
GLASS COOKTOP
•Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend
Over Adjacent Surface Burners/Unit —To reduce the risk of
burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to
unintentional contact with the utensil, the handle of the utensil
should be positioned so that it is turned inward, and does not
extend over adjacent surface burners.
•Do Not Operate or Clean a Broken Cooktop Glass.—If glass
top should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate
the broken cooktop and create a risk of electric shock. Contact
a qualified technician immediately.
•Clean Cooktop Glass with Caution.—If a wet sponge or
cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to
avoid a steam burn. Some cleaners can produce harmful fumes
if applied to a hot surface.
•Never Leave Surface Burners/Unit Unattended at High
Heat Settings—Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers
that may ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.
•Protective Liners—Do not use aluminum foil to line any part
of the cooktop, except as suggested in this manual. Improper
installation of these liners may result in risk of electric shock, or
fire.
•Avoid Scratching the Cooktop Glass with Sharp Objects.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
The california Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of substances
known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn customers of
potential exposure to such substance.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Selecting Surface Cooking Utensils
For best result and energy conservation, choose cooking utensils that have these characteristics:
POOR
*GOOD
• Curved and wraped pan bottoms.
• Flat bottom and straight
sides.
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.
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.
• Tight fitting lids.
• Weight of handle does not tilt
pan. Pan is well balanced.
• Pan sizes match the amount
of food to be prepared.
• Made of a material that
conducts heat well.
• Pan overhangs unit by more than
one inch or 2.5 cm.
• Heavy handle tilts pan.
• Easy to clean.
• Flame extends beyond pan.
Do not use griddle over
more than one burner because it could
damage your cooktop. It can also result
in exposure to carbon monoxide levels
above allowable current standards and
be hazardous to your health.
Specialty Pans & Trivets
* Specialty pans such as lobster pots, griddles and pressure cookers may be used
but must conform to the above recommended cookware requirements.
Woks with flat bottoms suitable for
use on your cooktop are available in
most cookshop or hardware stores.
Round-bottomed woks (with a
support ring that does not extend
beyond the burner unit) may also be
used. The metal ring was designed to
support the wok safely when it is
filled with large amounts of liquids
(soup making) or fat (frying).
DO NOT use a wok if it is equipped
with a metal ring that extends
beyond the burner unit. Because this
ring traps heat, the surface unit and
cooktop surface could be damaged.
Wire trivets: Do not use wire trivets. Cookware bottoms must be in direct contact
with the grates.
DO NOT use two burner units to heat one large pan such as a
roaster or griddle, or allow cooking utensils to boil dry. The bottom surface of the
pan in either of these situations could cause discoloring or crazing of the appliance
cooking surface, and damage to the grates and burner units.
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Canning Tips &
Information
Canning
can generate large
amounts of steam. Use
extreme caution to
prevent burns. Always
raise the lid to vent steam
away from you.
1. Use tested recipes and follow instructions carefully. Check with your local Cooperative
Agricultural Extension Service or a manufacturer of glass jars for the latest canning
information.
2. Use flat-bottomed canners only. Heat is spread more evenly when the bottom surface is flat.
3. Center canner on the burner grate.
4. Start with hot water and a high heat setting to reduce the time it takes to bring the water to
a boil; then reduce the heat setting as low as possible to maintain a constant boil.
5. It is best to can small amounts and light loads.
Prevent damage to cooktop and burner grates:
1. Do not use water bath or pressure canners that extend more than one inch beyond the edge
of the burner grate.
2. Do not leave water bath or pressure canners on high heat for an extended amount of time.
3. Alternate surface units between each batch to allow the units and surrounding surfaces to
cool down. Try to avoid canning on the same burner unit all day.
Safe canning requires that harmful micro-organisms are destroyed and the jars
are sealed completely. When canning in a water bath canner, a gentle but steady boil must be
maintained continuously for the required time.
Grounding Instructions
For personal safety, the cooktop must be properly grounded. For
maximum safety, the power cord must be plugged into an electrical outlet
that is correctly polarized and properly grounded.
DO NOT Operate the cooktop using a 2-prong adapter or an extension
cord. If a 2-prong wall receptacle is the only available outlet, it is the
personal responsibility of the consumer to have it replaced with a properly
grounded 3-prong wall receptacle installed by a qualified electrician.
See the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS packaged with this cooktop for
complete installation and grounding instructions.
Grounding
type wall
receptacle
Do not, under any
circumstances, cut,
remove, or bypass
the grounding prong.
Power supply cord with
3-prong grounding plug
This appliance is equipped with a 3-prong grounding plug
for your protection against shock hazard and should be plugged directly
into a properly grounded receptacle. DO NOT cut or remove the
grounding prong from this plug.
Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock.
DO NOT use an adapter plug, an extension cord, or
remove grounding prong from electrical power cord.
Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury,
fire or death.
Liquefied 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.
If you wish to convert your cooktop for use with propane gas, use the
instructions in the envelope attached, marked “FOR LP/PROPANE GAS
CONVERSION”.
The conversion must be performed 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
instructions could result in serious injury or property damage. The
qualified agency performing this work assumes responsibility for the
conversion.
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Severe shock, or damage to the
cooktop, may occur if the cooktop is not installed by
a qualified installer or electrician.
Any additions, changes or conversions
required in order for this appliance to satisfactorily
meet the application needs must be made by an
authorized Sears Service Center, Distributor or
Qualified Agency.
Flame Size
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.
RIGHT
WRONG
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-orange. To clean burner, see instructions under General Cleaning.
Make sure each burner cap
is properly aligned and level.
Turn the burner on to
determine if it will light. If
the burner does not light,
contact a Sears Service
Center. Do not service the
sealed burner yourself.
Placement of Burner Bases and Caps
Your Cooktop is equipped with three different sized
burners: Power Burner, Standard Burner and Simmer
Burner.
Place the burner base over each gas opening, matching
the burner base size with the gas opening size. Place the
burner cap on each burner base, again matching the cap
size to the burner base size. The cap for the each Burner
has a inner locating ring which locates the burner cap in
the center of the burner.
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Placement of Burner Grates
Place grate over burner pans. Make sure that the groove under grate
fits over the raised lip of the burner pan. The rounded corners of the
grates should be placed toward the front of the cooktop for the front
burners and the rear of the cooktop for the back burners.
Grate
Grate
Setting Surface Controls
Your cooktop may be equipped with any combination of the following
burners:
Simmer Burner; this burner is best used for simmering delicate sauces, etc.
Standard Burner; can be used for most all surface cooking needs.
Large Burner; the larger burner is best used when bringing large quantities
of liquid to temperature and when preparing larger quantities of food.
Burner
Pan Lid
Burner pan
lip
Cooktop
Cooktop
Surface
Surface
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 270° rotation valves. These valves provide enhanced control of the burner flame. Each burner
lights automatically from an electric ignitor when its control knob is turned to the LITE position.
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.
NOTE: White glass can appear green when it is hot, it is normal, and it will come back to white when it cools down.
To operate the surface burner:
1. Place cooking utensil on burner.
2. Push in and turn the Surface Control knob to LITE. Note: All electronic ignitors will click at the
same time. However, only the burner you are turning on will ignite.
3. Visually check that the burner has lit.
4. Push in and turn the control knob to the desired flame size. The control knobs do not have to
be set at a particular mark. Use the guides and adjust the flame as needed. DO NOT cook with
the Surface Control knob in the LITE position. (The electronic ignitor will continue to click if left
in the LITE position, causing premature wear.)
In the event of an electrical power outage, the surface burners can be lit manually. To light a surface
burner, hold a lit match to the burner head, then slowly turn the Surface Control knob to LITE. Use
caution when lighting surface burners manually.
Electric Ignition Models
In event of an electrical power outage, the surface burners can be lit manually. To light a surface burner, hold a lit match to the
burner head, then slowly turn the surface control knob to LITE. Use caution when lighting surface burners manually.
Surface burner in use when an electrical power failure occurs will continue to operate normally.
Do not operate the burner for an extended period of time without cookware on the grate. The finish on
the grate may chip without cookware to absorb the heat.
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Setting Surface Controls (continued)
To Operate the Warmer (Warm & Ready™) Zone
The purpose of the warmer zone is to keep hot cooked foods at serving temperature. Use the warmer zone to keep cooked foods
hot such as: vegetables, gravies, casseroles, soups, stews, breads, pastries and oven-safe dinner plates. Always start with hot
food. It is not recommended to heat cold food on the warmer zone.
All food placed on the warmer zone should be covered with a lid or aluminum foil to maintain quality. For best results, when
warming pastries or breads, the cover should have an opening to allow moisture to escape. Do not use plastic wrap to cover
food. Plastic may melt onto the surface and be very difficult to clean.
Use only dishware, utensils and cookware recommended for oven and cooktop use on the warmer zone.
Always use potholders or oven mitts when removing food from the warmer zone
as cookware and plates will be hot.
To Set the Warmer Zone Control
1. To set the control, push in and turn the knob. The temperatures are approximate, and are
designated by HI, MED and LO. However, the control can be set at any position between
HI and LO for different levels of heating.
2. When done, turn the control to OFF. The warmer zone will remain warm until the hot
surface indicator light goes off.
Temperature Selection
Refer to the chart for recommended heating levels. If a particular food is not listed, start with
the medium level, and adjust as needed. Most foods can be kept at serving temperatures by
using the medium level.
Indicator Lights
The surface indicator light is located below the warmer zone control. It turns on when the control is set, and stays on until the
control is turned off. The hot surface indicator light, located on the control panel, will come on when the control is set and
will continue to glow until the glass cooktop has cooled down to a moderate level.
The warmer zone will not glow red when it is hot, but becomes hot enough to cause burns. Avoid placing hands
on or near the warmer zone until the hot surface indicator light is off.
Warmer Zone Recommended Food Settings
Warmer Zone
Food Item
Warmer Zone
Control
Breads/Pastries
Casseroles
Dinner Plates with Food
Eggs
Gravies
Meats
Sauces
Soups (cream)
Stews
Vegetables
Fried Foods
Hot Beverages
Hot Surface
Indicator Light
9
Heating
Level
LO
LO
LO
LO
LO
MED
MED
MED
MED
MED
HI
HI
General Cleaning
Cleaning Various Parts of Your Cooktop
Before cleaning any part of the cooktop, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the cooktop is cool. Remove spillovers and heavy
soiling as soon as possible. Regular cleaning will reduce the effort required for major cleaning later.
Surfaces
How to Clean
Painted and Plastic Control
Knobs
For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and built-up
grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to 60 minutes. Rinse
with a damp cloth and dry. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners on any of these materials; they
can scratch.
Glass Surface
Before cleaning the control panel, turn all controls to OFF and remove the control knobs. To
remove, pull each knob straight off the shaft. Clean as instructed in General Cleaning section
under Cooktop Cleaning.
Porcelain Enamel
Burner Grates
Clean burner grates in the dishwasher and dry upon removal. If soils are not removed, follow
the cooktop cleaning instructions below.
Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1 solution
of clean water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with an ammonia-soaked
paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and a damp cloth, then scrub with
a soap-filled scouring pad. Rinse and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Remove all cleaners or the
porcelain may become damaged during future heating. DO NOT use spray oven cleaners on
the cooktop.
Surface Burners , Burner
Cap, Trim Ring (some
models), Burner Pans (some
models), and Burner Base
The holes in the burners of your cooktop must be kept clean at all times for proper ignition
and a complete, even flame. Clean the burner holes routinely with a small gauge wire or
needle and especially after bad spillovers which could clog these holes.
To remove, clean and replace sealed burner units; follow the instructions under General
Cleaning. For stubborn stains, scrub with soap and water or a mild abrasive cleanser and
damp cloth. Dry the burners thoroughly in a warm oven for 30 minutes. Then replace them,
making sure they are seated and level. DO NOT put burner units in the dishwasher.
Stainless Steel (some
models)
Clean with hot, soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and a cloth. Cover
stubborn spots with an ammonia-soaked paper towel for 30-40 minutes. Rinse. Cleaners
made especially for stainless steel are recommended. Be sure to rinse cleansers as bluish
stains may occur during heating and cannot be removed.
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General Cleaning
To Clean the Ceramic-glass Cooktop (some models)
The cooktop is designed to make cleaning easier. Because the burners are sealed, cleanups
are easy when spillovers are cleaned up immediately. To clean, wipe with a clean, damp cloth
and wipe dry.
Heavy burned-on spills can
be removed with a razor blade
scraper. Use caution to avoid
damaging surface.
Correct and consistent cleaning is essential to maintaining your heat-resistant glass top. Spills
and spatters should be wiped up using a clean paper towel and sudsy water. This should be
done either as soon as possible after the spill occurs, after cooking is completed, or at the
latest, before using the cooktop again. Use caution if the cooktop is hot. For heavy spills,
spatter or burned-on materials, use a razor blade scraper. Hold the razor blade scraper at a 30°
angle and remove food spills or burned on food residue.
For sugary spillovers:
Sugary spills can cause pitting of your cooktop surface. Therefore, you must begin cleaning the
spills while the cooktop is still hot.
Finish the cleaning process by applying a recommended heat-resistant glass cooktop
cleaning cream. Apply cleaner with clean, damp paper towel. Rinse with a paper towel
dampened with clean water and wipe dry. Always wipe the cooktop thoroughly to avoid
heating any cleaner residue.
Note: THIS COOKTOP IS NOT REMOVABLE. Do not attempt to remove or lift the cooktop.
DO NOT use a cooktop cleaner on a hot cooktop. The fumes can be hazardous to your health, and can chemically
damage the ceramic-glass surface. Be sure the controls are turned to OFF. Do not use commercial oven cleaners on any part of
the cooktop. Damage to the finish or parts could result.
Special Caution for Aluminum Foil and Aluminum Cooking Utensils
1) Aluminum foil
Use of aluminum foil will damage the cooktop. Do not use under any circumstances.
2) Aluminum utensils
The melting point of aluminum being much lower than that of other metals, care must be taken when aluminum pots or pans
are used. If allowed to boil dry, not only will the utensil be ruined, but also permanent damage in the form of breakage, fusing
or marking may affect the ceramic glass surface.
Sliding aluminum or copper clad bottom pans on the cooktop can cause metal
markings on the cooktop surface. These marks should be removed immediately
after the cooktop has cooled using the cooktop cleaning cream. Metal marks can
become permanent if not removed prior to future use.
Cookware (cast iron, metal, ceramic or glass) with rough bottoms can mark or scratch
the cooktop surface. Do not slide anything metal or glass across the cooktop. Do
not use your cooktop as a cutting board or work surface in the kitchen. Do not cook
foods directly on the cooktop surface without a pan.
Do not drop heavy or hard objects on the glass cooktop, they may cause it to crack.
Things to Remember
1. Avoid using bleach and do not use ammonia to clean the ceramic surface.
2. Do not put plastic items on warm cooking areas.
3. Never slide oven racks across cooktop surface. They may scratch or metalmark the cooktop.
4. If cooktop should break, do not use cooktop or attempt to clean it. Call your Sears Service Center immediately.
5. Never use rivet or metal stand between the cooking utensil and the ceramic cooktop. The ceramic surface may be
scratched, metal marked or etched by such items.
6. Sugary spills can cause pitting of your cooktop surface. Therefore, you must begin cleaning the spills while the cooktop is still
hot. Use caution when following the steps below.
a) Turn off all surface units and remove all pans immediately.
b) Wearing an oven mitt, use a razor to scrape the hot spill out of the cooking zone to cooler area on the cooktop.
c) Allow the cooktop to cool.
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General Cleaning (Continued)
To Clean the Ceramic-Glass Cooktop (some models, Continued)
Use and Care of Glass Surface
Problem
Fine ”brown
lines“ (tiny
scratches or
abrasions which
have collected
soil)
Cause
To Prevent
To Remove
Coarse particles (salt,
sand, sugar or grit)
between bottom of
cookware and cooktop
that are not removed
before cooking.
Using incorrect cleaning
materials.
Clean cooktop after
every use.
Tiny scratches are not removable.
They can be minimized by
continual use of cleaner creme.
Such scratches do not affect
cooking.
Metal marking
(mark or black
marks).
Sliding or scraping
metal utensils or oven
shelves across cooktop.
Do not slide cookware
across cooktop.
Apply cleaner creme
with dampened paper
towel to a cooled surface.
Brown streaks
and specks.
Cleaning with a
sponge or dishcloth
that has been used
for other kitchen tasks.
Use cleaner creme
with clean, damp paper
towel.
Use a small amount of cleaner
creme with clean, damp paper
towel.
Daily use of cleaner
creme.
Note: Due to the high intensity of heat generated by the surface elements, the glass surface will turn green when the element will
be turned off. This phenomenon is normal and the glass will come back to its original white color after it has completely cooled
down. (White glass cooktops only).
Cleaning Materials for Ceramic Glass Cooktop
Some cleaning materials may contain an ingredient which can damage the cooktop. Use recommended materials only (see below).
Cleaner cream should be used regularly. First use recommended products listed below, then use cleaner cream.
Use only recommended cleaning products and follow these basic cleaning suggestions.
1. Before the cooktop is used, thoroughly clean and saturate the cooktop with cleaner cream.
A) Dampen clean paper towel and clean unit.
B) Wipe off with another clean, damp paper towel; then wipe dry.
2. For normal daily cleaning, apply a dab of cleaner cream. Start with approximately 1/8 teaspoon (apply more if needed). Then,
proceed as stated above in A and B.
3. Make sure bottom of cookware and cooking areas are clean and dry.
4. Select heat settings and cookware large enough for food and liquid.
5. Wipe up food spills and spatters before they burn into surface.
IMPORTANT : Regularly use cleaner cream. If you run out of cleaner cream, use one of the
cleaners listed. Be sure to get a new supply of cleaner cream.
Never mix cleaning products! Mixtures may interact, with damaging or
hazardous results.
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Ceramic Glass Cooktop (some models) (continued)
Use and Care of Glass Surface (continued)
Cleaning Materials for Ceramic Glass Cooktop
Some cleaning materials may contain an ingredient which can damage the cooktop. Use recommended
materials only (see below). Cleaner cream should be used regularly. Prior to using your cooktop for
the first time, apply a cleaner cream to the ceramic surface. A sample of CERAMA BRYTE® cleaner
cream is supplied with your range. More are available in stores if needed.
Use only recommended cleaning products and follow these basic cleaning suggestions.
1. BEFORE THE COOKTOP IS USED. Thoroughly clean and saturate the cooktop with cleaner cream.
a) Dampen clean paper towel and clean unit.
b) Wipe off with another clean, damp paper towel; then wipe dry.
2. For normal daily cleaning, apply a dab of cleaner cream in the center of each unit-area to be
cleaned. Start with approximately 1/8 teaspoon. (Apply more if needed). Then, proceed as stated
above in (a and b).
3. Make sure bottom of cookware and cooking area are clean and dry.
4. Select heat settings and cookware large enough for food and liquid. This stops boilovers and spatterings.
5. Wipe up food spills and spatters before they burn into surface.
CERAMA BRYTE®
(Cleaner cream for
ceramic cooktops)
IMPORTANT Regularly use cleaner cream. If you run out of cleaner cream, use one of the cleansers listed.
Be sure to get a new supply of cleaner cream.
Never mix cleaning products! Mixtures may interact, with damaging or hazardous results.
Do Use on Ceramic Glass Cooktop
1. Baking soda.
2. Non-impregnated plastic and nylon pads.
3. For burned on material, scrape with single-edged razor blade, held at a 30° angle.
4. Ceramic glass cleaning cream.
5. CERAMA BRYTE® cleaner cream.
Do not Use on Ceramic Glass Cooktop
1. Avoid pads, that can leave marks and scratches.
2. Avoid heavy-duty cleansing powders, these can scratch, depending on their abrasiveness and cleaning pressure applied.
3. Avoid chemical oven cleaners. These can etch the cooktop surface and are caustic.
4. Avoid rust stain removers containing hydrofluoric acid.
5. Avoid using bleach and don’t use ammonia.
Special Cleaning Instructions for Mineral Deposits and Discolorations
Problem: A gray brown stain that is not removed when using cleaner cream.
Cause: Condensation, when cooking, often collects and drips from cookware. The minerals found in water supply and foods may
cause a gray or brown film to develop on cooktop. This film is so thin it cannot be felt and appears to be under cooktop.
To Prevent: Daily and proper use of cleaner cream.
To Remove:
– Wet surface with water and sprinkle on cleaner cream.
– Scrub with clean, damp paper towel until stain disappears.
– Clean remaining paste away with damp paper towel.
– Apply dab of cleaner cream and polish with a clean paper towel.
WARNING
– Do not use cleansers on a heated surface. Fumes could be hazardous. Wait for area to cool before cleaning.
– Do not use cleaner cream to clean porcelain, paint or aluminium.
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General Cleaning
To Clean the Burner Grates, Contoured Burner Pans, Burner Cap, and Burner Base
The burner grates, contoured burner pans, burner cap, and burner base should be routinely cleaned. Keeping the burner ports
clean will prevent improper ignition and an uneven flame. Follow instructions below.
To Clean the Contoured Burner Pans
The burner pans are attached to the cooktop and are not removable. The burner pan forms a recessed well area located
around each burner unit. If a spill occurs in one of the well areas, blot up spill with an absorbent cloth. Rinse with a clean,
damp cloth and wipe dry.
To Clean the Grates
Be sure burners and grates are cool before you place your hand, a potholder, cleaning cloths or
other material on them. The cast iron burner grates can be washed in dishwasher or hot soapy
water. Rinse thoroughly and dry the grates with a cloth. Do not put them on the cooktop while
still wet. Be sure the grates are positioned securely over the burners.
To remove burned food, place the grates in a covered container or plastic bag. Add 1/4 cup
ammonia and soak for 30 minutes. Wash, rinse well and dry. An abrasive cleaner can be used
for stubborn stains.
To Clean the Burner Cap
Remove burner cap. Use a soap-filled scouring pad or a mild abrasive cleanser to clean burner caps. If necessary, cover
stubborn spots with an ammonia-soaked paper towel for 30 minutes. Rub gently with a soap-filled scouring pad and rinse with
a mixture of clean water and vinegar. Wipe dry. Remove all cleaners or the porcelain may become damaged during future
heating.
To Clean the Removable Burner Base and Gas Opening
The ports (or slots) around the burner base must be routinely cleaned. Use a small-gauge wire or needle to clean small slots or
holes. Use care to prevent damage to the electrode. If a cleaning cloth should catch the electrode, it could break or damage
the electrode. If the electrode is damaged or broken, the surface burner will not light because it will not spark. Manual
lighting with a match is still possible.
For proper flow of gas and ignition of the burner—DO NOT ALLOW SPILLS, FOOD, CLEANING AGENTS OR ANY OTHER
MATERIAL TO ENTER THE GAS OPENING. Gas must flow freely through the small hole in the brass orifice for the burners to
light properly. If the gas opening orifice becomes soiled or clogged, use a small-gauge wire or needle to clean. ALWAYS keep
the burner cap in place whenever a surface burner is in use.
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Avoid Service Checklist
Before you call for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are not
the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION
Surface burners do not light.
Surface Control knob has not been completely turned to LITE. Push in and turn the
Surface Control knob to LITE until burner ignites and then turn control knob to
desired flame size.
Be sure gas supply valve is open.
Burner ports are clogged. Clean burners. See "To Clean the Burner Grates,
Contoured Burner Pans, Burner Cap, and Burner Base" section under General
Cleaning. With the burner off, clean ports with a small-gauge wire or needle.
Power cord is disconnected from outlet (Electric Ignition Models only). Be sure cord
is securely plugged into the outlet.
Electrical power outage (electric ignition models only). Burners can be lit manually.
See Setting Surface Controls in this Owner's Guide.
Surface burner flame burns half way
around.
Burner ports are clogged. With the burner off, clean ports by using a small-gauge
wire or needle.
Moisture is present after cleaning. Lightly fan the flame and allow burner to
operate until flame is full. Dry the burners thoroughly following instructions in the
General Cleaning section.
Surface burner flame is orange.
Dust particles in main line. Allow the burner to operate a few minutes until flame
turns blue.
In coastal areas, a slightly orange flame is unavoidable due to salt air.
Scratches or abrasions on ceramic glass
cooktop surface.
Coarse particles (such as salt or sand) are between cooktop and utensil. Be sure
cooktop surface and bottom of utensils are clean before use. Small scratches do
not affect cooking and will become less visible with use.
Cleaning materials not recommended for glass ceramic cooktop have been used.
See “To Clean the Cooktop Glass” section under General Cleaning.
Cookware with rough bottom has been used. Use flat-bottomed, smooth utensils.
Metalmarks on ceramic glass cooktop
surface.
Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal
utensils on cooktop surface. Use mildly abrasive cleanser to remove marks.
Brown streaks and specks on ceramic
glass cooktop surface.
Boilovers have cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. See
“To Clean the Cooktop Glass” section under General Cleaning.
Cleaning materials not recommended for ceramic-glass cooktop have been used.
Use recommended cleaners and cleaning method. See “To Clean the Cooktop
Glass” section under General Cleaning.
Areas of discoloration on ceramic glass
cooktop surface.
Mineral deposits from water and food. Wet surface with water and sprinkle on a
cooktop cleaning cream. Scrub with a clean damp paper towel until the stain
disappears. Wipe remaining paste away, then apply a small amount of cooktop
cleaning cream and polish with a clean paper towel. Use cookware with clean,
dry bottom. See “To Clean the Cooktop Glass” section under General Cleaning.
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Warranty Information
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.
*NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES
OF THE CONSUMER
EXCLUSIONS
IF YOU NEED
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:
USA
1•800•944•9044
Electrolux Home Products
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Canada
1•866•294•9911
Electrolux Home Products
North America
802, boul. L’Ange-Gardien
L’Assomption, Québec
J5W 1T6
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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.