Gas Cooktop
User Guide
Plaque de Cuisson au Gaz
Manuel d'utilisation
Anafe a Gaz
Guía del Usuario
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WARNING : If the information in this manual is not followed
exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage,
personal injury or death.
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, service
agency or the gas supplier.
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CONTENTS
A NOTE TO YOU
3
COOKTOP SAFETY
4
SPECIAL TALENTS
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USING YOUR COOKTOP
Location of features
Adjusting the flame
Auto re-ignition
Constant sparking
Power failure
If the cooktop does not light
Temperature control
Accessories
Using your cooktop & accessories
Efficient cooking
Saucepans
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12
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CARE & CLEANING
Cleaning your cooktop
Frequently asked questions
Trouble shooting
Warranty
Customer care
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A NOTE TO YOU
Thank you for making the wise decision to purchase a Fisher & Paykel
Cooktop. This User Guide will explain how to operate and maintain your
new appliance properly and safely. Please read the whole guide carefully
before starting to use your cooktop.
GC36
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THANK YOU FOR BUYING A FISHER & PAYKEL APPLIANCE!
GC901
GC901M
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COOKTOP SAFETY
YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT TO US
This guide contains safety statements under warning symbols. Please pay special attention
to these symbols and follow instructions.
This symbol alerts you to hazards such as fire, electrical shock, or other
injuries.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
GENERAL
Be sure to have the installer show you how and where to turn off the gas and electrical
supply.
Use this appliance for its intended purpose as described in this User Guide.
To avoid risk of burns and/or fire keep loose clothing, pot holders or any other flammable
materials well clear of the burner flame.
Always use a pot holder when removing cookware from the cooktop. Do not use wet or
damp pot holders as these can cause steam burns. Do not use towels or similar cloths for
removing cookware.
Use cookware of the appropriate size and construction for the type of cooking. Cookware
must be matched to the size of the cast iron grate.
While deep frying fat, be sure the pan is large enough not to cause an overflow from bubbling
of the fat. Do not deep fry foods with a high moisture content or food covered with frost.
Turn the pot handles to the side or the back of the cooktop away from the reach of children.
Handles should not be positioned over adjacent burners.
Always check that the control knobs are in the 'off' position when you have finished cooking.
Light each burner before placing cookware over the burner. Turn each burner off before
removing cookware.
Keep ventilation filters clean to avoid grease fires.
Cookware should be placed carefully on the burner and balanced on the grate.
While using the cooktop, surfaces can become hot enough to cause burns.
Do not leave children alone or unattended near the cooktop. Never allow children to stand,
sit or play near, on or with the cooktop.
Keep any items that may be of interest to children away from the vicinity of the cooktop.
Do not leave the cooktop unattended when in use.
Do not use the cooktop to heat unopened food containers, such as cans. This will cause the
container to burst and potentially result in injury.
Inspiration
Make an easy lemon and wine sauce to drizzle over fish or steamed vegetables. In a pan
reduce a cup of white wine to about 1/2 its original volume. Then whisk in lemon juice, butter
and some finely chopped dill or chervil.
Do not use water on grease fires. A violent steam explosion may result.
Do not store or use flammable materials, gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of the cooktop, or any other appliance.
Do not operate the burner without all burner parts in place.
Always keep flammable wall coverings, curtains or drapes a safe distance from your cooktop.
For safety reasons the burner flame size should be adjusted so it does not extend
beyond the edge of the cookware.
Do not spray aerosols in the vicinity of this appliance while it is in operation.
In the interest of personal safety, this gas cooktop must not be used as a space heater.
Do not stand on this gas cooktop.
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OPERATIONAL
MAINTENANCE
Do not let cooking grease or other flammable materials accumulate near the cooktop.
Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in
this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
Unplug the cooktop from the electrical supply and turn off the gas supply at the
shut-off valve before servicing this appliance.
Handy Hint
Brush meat not the griddle with infused oil or olive oil, this adds flavor as well as helping to
prevent splatter.
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CAST METAL CONTROL KNOBS
The sleek minimalist design of our cooktops lets you create the kitchen of your
dreams. Every model is constructed from hard wearing materials right down to
the control knobs which are cast from solid metal.
VERSATILE COOKING OPTIONS
With five burners to utilize, Fisher & Paykel’s gas cooktops provide a very
versatile cooking surface. Precise flame control from varying sized burners
delivers the flexibility needed for low simmering and intense frying.
SPECIAL
TALENTS
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FLIPTOPWOK (GC901 & GC901M Only)
Another innovation from Fisher & Paykel is the (patent pending) design of the
center grate. Simply reverse the grate from one side to the other depending on
the cookware being used. One side provides a completely flat surface while the
other has been specifically designed to support a wok.
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USING YOUR COOKTOP
LOCATION OF FEATURES
The diagrams below indicate the cooktop features and their location. More specific
information on these features is given on the following pages.
Please read this information carefully before using your cooktop.
GC901 & GC901M
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Semi - rapid burner
Rapid burner
Porcelain enamel grates
Triple ring burner
Simmer burner
Cooktop controls
1
2
6
4
2
5
3
GC36
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Semi - rapid burner
Triple ring burner
Porcelain enamel grates
Griddle burner
Auxilary burner
Cooktop controls
1
1
6
4
2
5
3
Inspiration
For a weekend brunch make potato rosti by squeezing out the moisture from peeled & grated
potatoes. Mix with melted butter and pan fry generous spoonfuls till golden on each side. Serve
with smoked salmon and a little sour cream.
Choose the control knob for the burner you want to use. Press down and turn the
knob counter clockwise to the Hi symbol (see below).
All the ignitors will spark until the gas ignites on the selected burner.
GC901 & GC901M
ADJUSTING THE FLAME
The flame adjusts anywhere between the Hi and Lo symbol, do not regulate the
flame between High and Off.
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GC36
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THIS SECTION TELLS YOU HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY OPERATE
YOUR COOKTOP
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Your cooktop offers a wide range of temperature settings from delicate slow cooking
to the intense high temperatures needed for boiling and searing. As the control knob
is turned clockwise, the heat is increased.
For general cooking purposes turn the control knob to the Hi setting to begin cooking
or bring food to the boil and adjust as necessary. Once your pan is hot, reduce the
temperature to maintain a steady heat to cook your food through. This will reduce
cooking times.
Results will vary due to the type of pans used and the quantities being cooked. You
will need to experiment with the temperature settings to match your desired cooking
result. Different types of cooking utensils will vary in efficiency.
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USING YOUR COOKTOP
AUTO RE - IGNITION
Auto Re-ignition is for your convience and safety. The auto re-ignition feature means that
the ignitors will spark automatically if a flame blows out or is severely distorted by a draft
on a cooktop ventilation system.
CONSTANT SPARKING
The ignitors must be kept clean and dry to work correctly. Dirty or wet ignitors will produce
constant sparking, even if a flame is present. (See trouble shooting guide).
IF THE BURNER DOES NOT LIGHT
If the gas does not ignite within four seconds, turn off the knob. Allow at least two minutes
for the gas to disperse before trying again.
Check that the power to the electronic ignition is switched on.
Check that the burner parts are placed correctly.
POWER FAILURE
In the event of a power failure, turn all burner control knobs to Off. The burners can be lit by
holding a lighted match close to the side of the burner and turning the control knob to High.
Wait until the flame is burning all the way around the burner cap before adjusting.
Inspiration
For a delicious quick meal fold some creamy blue cheese into a pan of hot pasta, serve with
sautéed field mushrooms.
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ACCESSORIES
GRIDDLE
Your griddle will offer you a quick, hot method of cooking ideal for tender cuts of
meat, pancakes and vegetables.
WARNING
Prolonged cooking may damage the griddle and the cooktop,
which could lead to control and wiring damage.
Before using the griddle for the first time, wash it in hot soapy water, rinse, then dry
thoroughly.
If using a GC36 cooktop, the griddle is best placed directly on the center grate only.
If using the GC901 & GC901M cooktop, the griddle should be place over the grate on
the left-hand side.
Do not cook with the flames on high. A medium flame will produce best results.
After using the griddle, wash it in hot soapy water to avoid stains from a build up of
grease. To avoid burns do not do this when the grate is hot. Remove stubborn
spots with a non-abrasive plastic mesh pad. Do not use abrasive cleaners.
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USING YOUR COOKTOP
USING YOUR COOKTOP & ACCESSORIES
GC901 & GC901M ONLY
When using a wok on the center burner, turn over the grate to provide a support for the wok
(stems upwards). To avoid burns, do not do this when the grate is hot. The maximum
recommended wok size for this cooktop is 18". Care needs to be taken when using a wok
approaching this size that other pots are not pushed sideways enough to become unstable or
deflect heat onto nearby walls.
SIMMERMAT
Simmermat for long slow simmering, ideal for delicate foods and sauces.
Inspiration
Poach whole pears in white wine, sugar, orange zest, water and a vanilla bean.
When tender serve with whipped cream and caramel sauce.
The Simmermat helps you control the temperature of your cooking surface to ensure
the long slow simmering that is needed for successfully cooking delicate foods. Use
at low heat only.
1. Before use, wipe the protective oil from the Simmermat.
2. The Simmermat will change colour when exposed to heat. This is normal.
3. Always remember it is a simmering utensil and exposure to extreme heat may
distort it.
4. Periodically rub cooking oil into the Simmermat with a paper towel to prevent
rust. Two drops are all that is necessary.
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SIMMERMAT
FRENCH
To use, first cook the food, or bring to a boil, over high heat. Then reduce the heat
and carefully place the Simmermat over the flame with the points facing upward. Put
your saucepan on top of the points and simmer on the LO setting.
WARNING
Always turn the burner off before moving the Simmermat and
handle the hot Simmermat with tongs and/or pot holders
to prevent burns.
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USING YOUR COOKTOP
TO GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR GAS COOKTOP FOLLOW THESE
SIMPLE SUGGESTIONS.
WARNING
Never use plastic or aluminium foil dishes on the burners.
Do not use an asbestos mat or decorative covers between the flame and the saucepan as this
may cause serious damage to your Cooktop.
SAUCEPANS
Do not let large saucepans or frying pans overlap the countertop as this can deflect heat onto
your countertop and damage the surface.
Hold the handle of the saucepan to prevent movement of cookware when stirring.
Saucepans should have thick flat bottoms. Food in a saucepan with an uneven base will take
longer to cook.
Extremely heavy saucepans may bend the grate or deflect the flame.
Match the bottom of your saucepans with the cooking zone and be sure that they are stable.
This will give you the most efficient cooking.
Handy Hint
Test steaks to see if they are cooked by pressing with tongs, the less movement there is, the more cooked
the steak. Do not cut the steak to see if it is cooked, this releases juices and dries the steak out.
CARE & CLEANING
Use warm soapy water for cleaning when the cooktop has cooled. Apply soapy
water with a soft sponge or cloth. Soaking stubborn stains under the soapy cloth
for a few minutes will help make them easier to remove. Do not use steel soap
pads as this may dull the appearance of the appliance over time.
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CLEANING YOUR COOKTOP
After cleaning, wipe dry with a clean cloth or a paper towel to make sure the
surface is thoroughly dry. For extra shine, use a stainless steel polish such as 3M
Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish or Steel Magic Cleaner.
Pan supports are dishwasher safe. The burner parts can be cleaned in hot water; it
is important that the holes/slots are kept clear. Do not use abrasive cleaners on any
parts of the cooktop.
When replacing the burner rings after
cleaning, turn the rings until the
positioning teeth are placed correctly.
Check the pan supports are orientated
as indicated in the diagram.
With large pots or extended use on
high, the stainless steel may discolor
due to the extreme heat.
Correct Pan Support Orientation
(GC901 & GC901M)
Inspiration
For a quick dessert melt butter and sugar in a pan and simmer over medium heat, add some
fresh cut pineapple and rum and cook a little further turning the pineapple from time to time.
Serve warm with pan juices and a dollop of coconut cream.
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Inspiration
Flatbreads like naan are wonderful cooked on the griddle, brush with oil and serve hot with
your favorite curry.
RE-ASSEMBLING YOUR WOK BURNER (GC901M ONLY)
Each part of your wok burner has locating pins to help you to
assemble it correctly after cleaning. Incorrect assembly can
cause dangerous irregular flames and ignition problems.
Refer to this diagram for the correct order of assembly.
Note: The brass parts of your wok burner will change color
with use. This is normal and will not affect performance.
Align and insert pin
Rotate vent ring to align
locator pin with hole in
burner base.
Inner cap
Outer cap (small holes)
Trim ring
Vent ring with locator pins
(large holes)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the best way to clean stainless steel?
See cleaning instructions on page 15.
Q
A
How do I clean the pan supports and burners?
Supports can be washed in the dishwasher or warm soapy water, burners in hot
water (see cleaning instructions on page 15).
Q
A
All the burners spark at once when I go to light one, is this ok?
Yes, they are designed to do this.
Q
A
Why doesn't my cooktop light?
Firstly, check it is plugged in. Alternatively, the gas ignitors maybe dirty, these are
easily cleaned with a toothbrush and rubbing alcohol. (If this does not work see
page 18).
Q
A
Will the graphics on my cooktop come off?
No, these are etched by laser (see stainless steel cleaning instructions, page 15).
Q
A
My burner flames are yellow / slow to start, is something wrong?
Yes, there a number of factors which could be causing this
1. If you use bottled gas this may indicate you are getting near the end of the bottle.
2. The gas pressure may not be at the correct level, check with your service
person/installer.
3. Your cooktop may not be suited to the gas you are using, check with your service
person/installer.
4. See page 18 ‘Problem Solving’.
Q
A
One of my burners has an uneven flame, what can I do?
Check the burner parts are assembled correctly and that they are not clogged with
water.
Q
A
What size pots should I use?
Generally larger pots are more energy efficient, see page 14 for further details.
Q
A
Do I need special pans for a gas cooktop?
Regular pans are fine. We recommend thick based pans for efficient, even heat.
Q
A
Can I install the cooktop above my DishDrawer or oven?
Yes, with a standard bench height.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
My cooktop does not
light
Check it is plugged in and there is power to the wall
socket.
The gas ignites may be dirty. These can be easily cleaned
with a toothbrush and rubbing alcohol.
The burner parts may not be located properly. Check the
assembly and make sure the burner cap is sitting flat.
Check the gas supply valve is turned on and the supply to
the house is working.
My burner flames are
yellow/slow to start
The burner parts may not be located properly. Check the
assembly and make sure the burner cap is sitting flat.
If you use bottled gas this may indicate you are getting
near the end of the bottle.
Check that the burner parts are not clogged or blocked
with water.
The gas pressure may not be at the correct level, check
with your installer.
One of my burners
has an uneven flame
Check the burner parts are assembled correctly and that
the burner cap is sitting flat on the burner.
My cooktop is
sparking
Your cooktop thinks that the flame has gone out. This
could be unnecessarily caused by drafts disturbing the
flame.
Check that the igniter is clean and dry.
Your power supply may not be properly grounded, or, in an
older house the correct wiring polarity may not have
been observed.
The flame goes out at
low settings
Gas supply pressure may be low, check with service
person/installer.
Low setting may have been adjusted incorrectly, check
with your installer.
MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY
FISHER & PAYKEL UNDERTAKES TO
Repair or, at its option, replace without cost to the owner either for material or labor
any part of the Product, the serial number of which appears on the Product, which is
found to be defective within TWO YEARS of the date of purchase.
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When you purchase any new Fisher & Paykel whiteware Product you automatically
receive a two year Manufacturer's Warranty covering parts and labor for servicing
within the 48 mainland states, Hawaii, Washington D.C. and Canada.
This warranty is extended to the original purchase and any succeeding owner for
products purchased for ordinary home use in the 48 mainland states, Hawaii,
Washington D.C. and Canada.
In Alaska the warranty is the same except that it is LIMITED because you must pay
to ship the product to the service shop or for the service technician's travel costs to
your home.
Please read your USER GUIDE. If you then have any questions about operating the
product, please contact your dealer or call :
TOLL FREE 1 888 9 FNP USA (1 888 9 367 872)
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER
A.
Service calls which are not related to any defect in the Product. The cost of
a service call will be charged if the problem is not found to be a Product fault.
For example warranty does not cover service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the Product.
2. Instruct you how to use the Product.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Correcting fault(s) caused by the user.
5. Change the set-up of the Product.
If you have an installation problem contact your installer. You are responsible for
providing adequate electrical, exhausting and other connection facilities.
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MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers.
Defects caused by factors other than:
1. Normal domestic use or
2. Use in accordance with the Product’s User Guide.
Commercial use.
Defects to the Product caused by accident, neglect, misuse, fire, floods or Act of God.
The cost of repairs carried out by non-authorized repairers or the cost of correcting
such unauthorized repairs.
Normal recommended maintenance as set out in the Product’s User Guide. Service
under this Manufacturer’s Warranty must be provided by Fisher & Paykel.
SERVICE UNDER THIS MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY MUST BE PROVIDED BY
FISHER & PAYKEL. SUCH SERVICE SHALL BE PROVIDED DURING NORMAL
BUSINESS HOURS. THIS WARRANTY CERTIFICATE SHOULD BE SHOWN WHEN
MAKING ANY CLAIM.
WARRANTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. To know what
your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs officer or your
state's Attorney General.
Warrantor: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Inc.
If further help is needed concerning this warranty please write to:
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Inc., 27 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618.
SERVICE
For your local Fisher & Paykel Authorized Service Agent, please call :
TOLL FREE 1 888 9 FNP USA (1 888 9 367 872)
or contact us through our web site: www.usa.fisherpaykel.com
Write down the model, serial number and purchase information below.
PRODUCT DETAILS
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PROOF OF PURCHASE
Proof of original purchase date is required to obtain service under warranty. Attach
your sales receipt or cancelled check here.
FISHER & PAYKEL LTD
Model/Serial No.
Date of Purchase
Purchaser
Dealer
Address
BEFORE YOU CALL FOR SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
Check the things you can do for yourself. Refer to your User Guide and
check...
1. Your product is correctly installed.
2. You are familiar with its normal operation.
If after checking these points you still need assistance, please refer to the
following...
In the USA if you need assistance...
For your local Fisher & Paykel Authorized service agent, please call
TOLL FREE 1 888 9 FNP USA (1 888 936 7872).
Or contact us through our web site: www.usa.fisherpaykel.com
If you call or write, please provide: name and address and model number, serial
number, date of purchase and a complete description of the problem. This
information is needed in order to better respond to your request for assistance.
The model and serial numbers can be found on the underside of your cooktop and on
the Smartcare Card provided with your cooktop.
Please keep this User Guide in a safe place.
Do not return to Fisher & Paykel.
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The product specifications in this booklet apply to the specific products and models
described at the date of issue. Under our policy of continuous product improvement,
these specifications may change at any time. You should therefore check with your
Dealer to ensure this booklet correctly describes the product currently available.
USA Fisher & Paykel Authorized Service Agent, 1-888-9-FNP-USA (1-888-936-7872)
www.usa.fisherpaykel.com
Date of Issue: November 2002
Part No. 599047H
Droits réservés © Fisher & Paykel Appliances 2001.
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spécifiques comme décrits à la date de publication. Dans le cadre de notre politique
d'améliorations en permanence de nos produits, ces spécifications pourront être modifiées à
tout moment. Nous vous recommandons de vérifier auprès de votre revendeur
que ce manuel décrit le produit actuellement disponible.
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www.usa.fisherpaykel.com
Date de publication : novembre 2002
N° de pièce 599047H
Derechos Reservados © Fisher & Paykel Appliances 2001.
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productos estas especificaciones pueden cambiar en cualquier momento. Usted debe
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Fecha de Publicación: Noviembre del 2002
Pieza N° 599047H