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CONTENTS
Page
Versión en español ........................................................... 2
Product Registration ........................................................ 2
Important Safety Instructions ...................................... 3-4
Grounding Instructions .................................................... 4
Liquefied Petroleum (Propane) Gas Conversion ............... 5
Flame Size ......................................................................... 5
Proper Burner Adjustment ................................................ 5
Setting Surface Control
Venturi (open) Burner Models ..................................... 6
Sealed Burner Models .................................................. 6
Electric Ignition ........................................................... 6
Selecting Surface Cooking Utensils .................................. 7
Specialty Pans & Trivets ................................................... 7
Canning Tips & Information ............................................. 8
General Cleaning
Cleaning Various Parts of your Cooktop ...................... 9
Venturi (open) Burner Models ................................... 10
Sealed Burner Models .......................................... 11-14
Avoid Service Checklist .................................................. 15
Warranty ......................................................................... 16
318200657 (0609) Rev. F
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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If the information in this manual is not
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property damage, personal injury or death.
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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.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
This guide contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow all
instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of these symbols.
This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.
This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.
• Remove all tape and packaging wrap 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.
• 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 in
the United States, or in Canada CAN/CGA B149.1, and CAN/
CGA B149.2, and the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No.
70—latest edition in United States, or in Canada CSA Standard
C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, and local code
requirements. Install and/or adjust only per installation
instructions provided in the literature package for this 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 use this appliance as a space heater to
heat or warm the room. Doing so may result in carbon monoxide
poisoning.
• 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.
• When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or grease may
catch fire if allowed to become too hot.
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.
• Use Only Dry Pot holders—Moist or damp pot holders on hot
surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let the pot
holders touch the flame or burners. Do not use a towel or other
bulky cloth instead of a pot holder.
• 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.
• Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers—Buildup of pressure
may cause container to burst and result in injury.
• Never modify or alter the construction of a cooktop by
removing panels, wire covers, or any other part of the product.
Stepping or leaning on this cooktop can result
in serious injuries and may also cause damage to the cooktop. Do
not allow children to climb or play around the cooktop.
• Storage on Appliance—Flammable materials should not be
stored on the cooktop, near surface burners. 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 the cooktop. Flammable materials may explode
and result in fire or property damage.
Do not store items of interest to children in the
cabinets above the cooktop.
• Do not leave children alone—Children should not be left alone
or unattended in the area where an appliance is in use. They
should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the appliance.
• DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE BURNERS, GRATES, OR AREAS
NEAR THESE BURNERS. Surface burners may be hot even though
the flames are not visible. Areas near surface burners 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 the surfaces facing the cooktop.
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• Know which knob controls each surface burner. Always turn the
knob to the LITE position when igniting the burners. Visually check
that the burner has lit. Then adjust the flame so it does not extend
beyond the edge of the utensil.
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 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.
• Use proper pan size—This appliance is equipped with one or
more surface burners of different sizes. Select utensils having flat
bottom large enough to cover the surface burner. The use of
undersized utensils will expose a portion of the surface burner to
direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper
relationship of utensil to the surface burner will also improve
efficiency.
• Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend
Over Adjacent Surface Burners—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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (continued)
• Never Leave Surface Burners Unattended at High Heat
Settings—Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that
may ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.
GLASS COOKTOPS (some models):
• 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.
• Protective Liners—Do not use aluminum foil to line surface
burner pans. Protective liners or aluminum foil may interfere with
heat and air distribution, and combustion. Damage to the
cooktop or personal injury may result.
• 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.
• Glazed Cooking Utensils—Only certain types of glass, glass/
ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are
suitable for cooktop service without breaking due to the sudden
change in temperature. Check the manufacturer's
recommendations for cooktop use.
• Avoid scratching the cooktop glass with sharp objects.
• Do Not Use Decorative Surface Burner Covers. If a burner is
accidentally turned on, the decorative cover will become hot and
possibly melt. You will not be able to see that the burner is on.
Burns will occur if the hot covers are touched. Damage may also
be done to the cooktop or burners because the covers may cause
overheating. Air will be blocked from the burner and cause
combustion problems.
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 substances.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Grounding Instructions (electric ignition models only)
IMPORTANT: READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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.
For personal safety, this cooktop must be properly grounded. For maximum safety,
the power cord must be plugged into a 120V—60 Hz. outlet that is correctly
polarized and properly grounded.
If a two-prong wall receptacle is the only available outlet, it is the personal
responsibility of the consumer to have it replaced with a properly grounded threeprong wall receptacle installed by a qualified electrician.
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES CUT OR REMOVE THE THIRD ROUND
GROUNDING PRONG FROM THE POWER CORD PLUG. SEE THE INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS PACKAGED WITH THIS COOKTOP FOR COMPLETE INSTALLATION
AND GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS. DO NOT OPERATE THE COOKTOP USING A
TWO-PRONG ADAPTER OR AN EXTENSION CORD.
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Avoid fire hazard or
electrical shock. Do not use an adaptor
plug, an extension cord, or remove
grounding prong from electrical power
cord. Failure to follow this warning can
cause serious injury, fire or death.
Grounding
type wall
receptacle
Do not, under any
circumstances, cut,
remove, or bypass
the grounding prong.
Power supply cord with
3-prong grounding plug
Liquefied Petroleum (Propane) Gas Conversion
Severe shock or damage to the cooktop may occur if the cooktop is not installed by a qualified installer or
electrician.
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 Liquefied Petroleum (propane) gas:
- Models with Venturi (open) Burners, see the installation instructions guide for the conversion instructions.
- Models with Sealed Burners:
- For some of them, you should order the conversion kit from your local dealer or from an authorized service agency (see
Warranty). See the installation instructions for the conversion kit number.
- For others, the conversion kit is included in the packaging, if you wish to convert your cooktop for use with propane gas,
use the supplied fixed orifices located in the package containing the installation instruction, in a bag marked "FOR LP/
PROPANE GAS CONVERSION". Follow the instructions packaged with the orifices (for models with sealed burners only).
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 the instructions could result in serious injury or property
damage. The qualified agency performing this work assumes responsibility for the conversion.
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
High Flame
Medium Flame
Low Flame
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.
Type of Cooking
Start most foods; bring water to a boil; pan broiling.
Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces, gravies; steam.
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.
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.
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Setting Surface Controls
The surface control knobs shown below
may not look identical to the Surface Controls Knobs on your range; They are only
representational.
Venturi (opened) Burner Models
To Adjust Low or "Simmer" Setting (some models)
The burner flame, at low setting, can be adjusted if it is too high or too low; refer to
the installation instruction for adjustment procedure.
To Adjust Standing Pilot Model (some models)
Each burner lights automatically either an electric or a standing pilot, depending
on your model. Standing pilots must be lit initially. To light the standing pilot, open
gas supply on pilot shutoff valves (screw), lift the cooktop from the front edge and
hold a match near the pilot. Standing pilots will remain lit when the burners are
turned off; because of that, the porcelain enamel cooktop can be hot even if
burners are not used; refer to Installation Instructions for proper pilot adjustment.
Models with electric ignitors light automatically each time a control knob is turned
to the LITE position.
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IT
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HI
LO
OFF
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. After the burner lights, 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 control knob in the LITE position. (The
electronic ignitor will continue to click if left in the LITE position.)
Sealed Burner Models
Your appliance 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.
Regardless of size, always select a utensil that is suitable for the amount and type of food being
The surface control knobs
prepared. Select a burner and flame size appropriate to the pan. Never allow flames to extend
shown below may not look identical to the Surface Controls
beyond the outer edge of the pan.
Knobs on your range; They are
Each burner lights automatically from an electric ignitor each time a control knob is turned to
only representational.
the lite position.
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. After the burner lights, 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 control knob in the LITE position. (The electronic ignitor will continue
to click if left in the LITE position.)
5. To turn the burner off, turn the control knob as far as it ill go, to the OFF position.
Electric Ignition Models
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.
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.
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. Pot holders, towels or wood spoons could catch fire if placed
too close to a flame.
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Selecting Surface Cooking Utensils
For best results and energy conservation, choose cooking utensils that have these characteristics:
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.
Note: Do not use griddle over more than
one burner. That can damage your
cooktop and that can result in exposure
to carbon monoxide levels above allowable current standards. That can hazardous to your health.
* Specialty pans such as lobster pots, griddles and pressure cookers may be used
but must conform to the above recommended cookware requirements.
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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.
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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 number of major cleaning later.
Surfaces
How to Clean
Aluminum (Trim Pieces) &
Vinyl
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth.
Glass, Painted and Plastic
Control Knobs, Body
Pieces, and Decorative Trim
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.
Control Panel
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 using hot, soapy water and a cloth. Be
sure to squeeze excess water from the cloth before wiping the panel; especially when
wiping around the controls. Excess water in or around the controls may cause damage to
the appliance. To replace knobs after cleaning, line up the flat sides of both the knob and
the shaft; then push the knob into place.
Stainless Steel, Chrome
Decorative Trim
Gentle scouring with a soapy nylon pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1 solution of
clean water and ammonia. Cover difficult spots with an ammonia soaked paper towel for
30 minutes, scrub with a nylon pad and rinse with clean water. Cleaners made especially for
stainless steel or chrome are recommended. Bluish stains on these materials are caused by
overheating and cannot be removed. Remove all cleaners or the finish may be damaged
during future heating. DO NOT use spray oven cleaners on the cooktop.
Porcelain Enamel
Burner Grates, Burner Pans
(some models), Burner Rings
(some models), Cooktop
Surface
Gentle scouring with a soapy nylon 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 damp cloth, then scrub with
a soap-filled scoring 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
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 and replace burner units per your model, see instructions under General
Cleaning. To clean, soak the burners in a 1:1 solution of ammonia and water for 30 to 40
minutes. 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 wash burner units in the dishwasher.
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General Cleaning (continued)
Venturi (open) Burner Models
(some models)
To Raise and Lower the Top for Cleaning
The cooktop is hinged and can be raised to clean the area underneath. Be sure all cooktop controls are turned to OFF and burner
grates are cool.
1. Remove controls knobs, burner grates and spillover bowls. Set aside.
2. Grasp the front of the cooktop and lift. Some models have a swing-up rod to support the cooktop in its raised position.
3. Clean under the cooktop.
4. Lower the top gently after lowering the support rod (some models).
5. Replace bowls, grates and control knobs.
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General Cleaning (continued)
Sealed Burner Models
(some models)
Unlike the standard gas range, THIS COOKTOP IS NOT REMOVABLE. Do not attempt to remove or lift the cooktop.
Before cleaning the cooktop, be sure the controls are turned to OFF and the cooktop is COOL.
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.
To Clean the Tempered-glass Cooktop (some models)
The cooktop is designed to make cleaning easier. Because the four burners are sealed, cleanups are
easy when spillovers are cleaned up immediately. To clean, wipe with a clean, damp cloth and wipe
dry.
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 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
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.
Heavy
burned-on
spills can be removed
with a razor blade scraper. Use
caution to avoid damaging
surface.
Do NOT use the following on the heat-resistant glass cooktop:
- Abrasive plastic, nylon, metal scouring or cloth pads. They may scratch the cooktop and make it more difficult to clean later.
Always use a new, clean paper towel when cleaning the heat-resistant glass top.
- Anything that may melt (plastics, aluminum foil, sugar or food with a high sugar content).
- Heavy duty cleansers, rust or stain removers.
- Chlorine bleach, ammonia, hydrofluoric acid or any other kind of chemical cleaners. They may etch or discolor the cooktop.
- Sponges, cloths or dish towels. Always use a new, clean paper towel when cleaning the cooktop. Lint or soil remaining on the
cooktop from a cloth or sponge can burn and cause discoloration.
To Clean the Ceramic-glass Cooktop (some models)
The cooktop is designed to make cleaning easier. Cleanups are easy when spillovers are
cleaned up immediately. To clean, wipe with a clean, damp cloth and wipe dry.
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.
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Sealed Burner Models
(some models) (continued)
To Clean the Ceramic-glass Cooktop (some models) (continued)
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.
2.
3.
4.
AVOID using bleach and don’t use ammonia to clean the ceramic surface.
Do not put plastic items on warm cooking areas.
Never slide oven racks across cooktop surface. They may scratch or metalmark the cooktop.
If cooktop should break, do not use cooktop or attempt to clean it. Call your authorized service technician
immediately.
5. Never use a trivet 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 blade scraper to scrape the hot spill out of the cooking zone to a cooler area on the cooktop.
c) Allow the cooktop to cool.
Use and Care of Glass Surface
Problem
Cause
To Prevent
To Remove
Fine ”brown
lines“ (tiny
scratches or
abrasions which
have collected
soil)
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.
Metal marking
(mark or black
marks).
Sliding or scraping
metal utensils or oven
shelves across cooktop.
Do not slide cookware
across cooktop.
Apply cleaner cream
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 cream
with clean, damp paper
towel.
Use a small amount of cleaner
cream with clean, damp paper
towel.
Tiny scratches are not removable.
They can be minimized by
continual use of cleaner cream.
Such scratches do not affect
cooking.
Daily use of cleaner
cream.
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).
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Ceramic Glass Cooktop (some models) (continued)
Sealed Burner Model
(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 (continued)
Sealed Burner Models
(some models) (continued)
To Clean the Burner Grates, Contoured Burner Pans, Burner Cap and Burner Base
The burner grates, contoured burner pans, burner caps and burner base should be routinely cleaned. Keeping the burner ports clean
will prevent improper ignition and an uneven flame. See instructions below.
To Clean the Burner Grates
Be sure burners and grates are cool before you place your hand, a pot holder,
cleaning cloths or other material on them. The cast iron burner grates can be washed
in hot soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and dry the grates with a cloth - don't put them
on the cooktop while still wet. Be sure the grates are positioned securely over the
burners.
To remove burned on 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 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 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 Burner Cap
Remove burner cap. Use soap-filled pad or 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 mixture of clean water and vinegar. Wipe dry. Remove
all cleaners or the porcelain may become damaged during future heating.
Burner Cap
To Clean the Removable Burner Base and Gas Opening (some models)
The ports (or slots) around the burner base must be routinely cleaned. Use a smallgauge wire or needle to clean small slots or holes.
Note: 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.
Burner
Base
Gas
Opening
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
TUBE. 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 smallgauge or needle to clean. ALWAYS keep the burner cap in place whenever a surface
burner is in use.
To Replace the Burner Base and the Burner Cap
Make sure the pieces are thoroughly dry before placing back.
1. Replace burner base and burner cap at there place. Make sure each burner cap
and burner base are properly aligned and leveled.
2. Replace the burner grate.
3. Turn the burner on to determine if it light. If the burner does not light after
cleaning, contact an authorized servicer. Do not service the sealed burner
yourself.
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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 to desired
flame size.
Be sure gas supply valve is open.
Gas-air mixture needs a straight line to travel. Be sure burner is properly seated in its
support (models with open burners only).
Burner ports or slots are clogged. With the burner off, use a small-gauge wire or
needle to clean ports or slots.
Power cord is disconnected from outlet (electric ignition models). Be sure cord is
plugged securely into outlet.
Electrical power outage (electric ignition models). Burners can be lit manually. See
Setting Surface Controls in this Owner's Guide.
Surface burner flame burns half way
around.
Burner ports or slots are clogged. With the burner off, clean ports with a smallgauge wire or needle to clean ports or slots.
Moisture is present after cleaning. Lightly fan the flame and allow burner to operate
until flame is full. Dry the burners thoroughly following instructions under General
Cleaning.
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 abrasion on cooktop
surface.
Coarse particles such as salt or sand between cooktop and utensil can cause
scratches. Be sure cooktop surface and bottoms of utensils are clean before usage.
Small scratches do no affect cooking and will become less visible with time.
Cleaning materials not recommended for ceramic-glass cooktop have been used.
See "To Clean the Ceramic-glass Cooktop" section under General Cleaning.
Cookware with rough bottom has been used. Use smooth, flt-bottomed cookware.
Metalmarks.
Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal utensils
on cooktop surface. Use ceramic-glass cooktop cleaning cream to remove the marks.
See "To Clean the Ceramic-glass Cooktop" section under General Cleaning.
Brown streaks or specks.
Boilover are cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. See "To
Clean the Ceramic-glass Cooktop" section under General Cleaning.
Areas of discoloration with metallic
sheen.
Mineral deposits from water and food. Remove using a ceramic-glass cooktop
cleaning cream. Use cookware with clean, dry bottoms.
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Major Appliance Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be
defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in
accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1.
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or
Canada.
3.
Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4.
Products purchased "as-is" are not covered by this warranty.
5.
Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6.
Products used in a commercial setting.
7. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances
not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8.
Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9. 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 is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or
knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip
charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to
floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or
external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE
YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH
AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS
WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR
LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY
ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need
Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone
numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances
North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.
Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under
this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as
described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
Canada
1.800.668.4606
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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