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Use and Care Guide
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Table of Contents................2
A Note to You ......................2
Cooktop Safety ..................3
Parts and Features .............5
Using Your Cooktop ...........6
Using the surface burners..5
Characteristics of
cookware materials.............8
Caring For Your
Cooktop ...............................9
Cleaning chart.....................9
Stainless steel surfaces....10
Sealed surface burners
and cooktop ......................11
Troubleshooting................13
Requesting Assistance
or Service ..........................14
Warranty ............................16
For assistance or service in the U.S.A.,
call the Consumer Assistance Center.
1-800-422-1230
For assistance or service
in Canada, see page 15.
KITCHENAID® Professional Gas Cooktop
MODEL KGCP467H
4455045
www.kitchenaid.com
A Note to You
Thank you for buying a KITCHENAID
®
appliance!
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, KitchenAid appliances are easy to use, save
time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free
operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information concerning how to
operate and maintain your new appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please
complete and mail the enclosed Product Registration Card.
Please record your model’s information.
Whenever you call our Consumer Assistance Center at
1-800-422-1230 (in Canada, 1-800-461-5681) or
request service for your appliance, you need to know
your complete model number and serial number. You
can find this information on the model and serial
number plate.
Model Number
Please also record the purchase information.
Address
Serial Number
Purchase/
Installation Date
Builder/Dealer
Name
Phone
NOTE: You must provide proof of purchase or
installation date for in-warranty service.
Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference.
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C ooktop Safety
Your safety and the safety of others is very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and
obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER” or
“WARNING.” These words mean:
wDANGER
You will be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
follow instructions.
wWARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
follow instructions.
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.
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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Cooktop Safety
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical
shock, injury to persons, or damage when using the
cooktop, follow basic precautions, including the
following:
• CAUTION: Do not store items of interest to
children in cabinets above the cooktop – children
climbing on the cooktop to reach items could be
seriously injured.
• Proper Installation – The cooktop, when installed,
must be electrically grounded in accordance with
local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with
the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 or the
Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1. Be sure the
cooktop is properly installed and grounded by a
qualified technician.
• This cooktop is equipped with a three-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.
• Disconnect the electrical supply before
servicing the cooktop.
• Never Use the Cooktop for Warming or Heating
the Room.
• Injuries may result from the misuse of the
cooktop such as stepping, leaning, or sitting on
the top surface.
• Maintenance – Keep cooktop area clear and free
from combustible materials, gasoline, and other
flammable vapors and liquids.
• Storage on the cooktop – Flammable materials
should not be stored on or near surface units.
• Top burner flame size should be adjusted so it
does not extend beyond the edge of the
cooking utensil.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to
publish a list of substances known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn of potential exposure to such substances.
This appliance can cause low-level exposure to some of the listed substances, including benzene,
formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, toluene, and soot.
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Parts and Features
Backguard
(for installation against wall)
Simmer Plate
Surface burner cap
(All burners are
15,000 BTU)
Surface burner
grate
(Model
shown with
Island Trim)
Burner control
knobs
Control Panel
REAR
FRONT
Left
Rear
REAR
Left
Front
FRONT
Center
Rear
Center
Front
REAR
Right
Rear
FRONT
Right
Front
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Using Your Cooktop
Using the Surface Burners
Your cooktop has sealed gas burners with an
electric ignition system. The sealed burners spread
the heat evenly across the bottom of the cookware
and provide infinite heat control.
All burners use the same size burner cap. It makes
no difference if the caps
are switched during
cleaning. Also, all of the
grates are the same size.
When correctly positioned, the grate legs fit
into the depressed circles
at the front and back of
the porcelain
surface.
IMPORTANT: Make certain the cap fits on correctly
and is level over the burner base.
IMPORTANT: Your cooktop is factory-set for use
with Natural Gas. If you wish to use L.P. gas, an
L.P. Gas Conversion Kit is provided with the
unit. The conversion must be done by a qualified service technician.
Burner heat settings
Use the following chart as a guide.
SETTING
RECOMMENDED USE
Using the control knobs
LITE
• To light the burner.
Your cooktop comes with electric ignitors. Electric
ignitors automatically
light the burners each
time you turn the control
knobs to LITE position.
• Do not operate a
burner for extended
periods of time without
having cookware on the
grate.
• Push in the control
knob and turn it counterclockwise to the LITE
position. The clicking sound is the ignitor
sparking. Make sure the burner is lit.
• To stop the clicking sound after the burner lights,
turn the control knob to the cook setting you
want. You can set the control knob anywhere
between HI and LO.
HI
• To start food cooking.
• To bring liquid to a boil.
NOTE: When you turn a knob to the LITE position
the electric ignitors on all burners will spark. Gas
will only flow to the selected burner.
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NOTE: Do not leave empty cookware, or cookware
which has boiled dry, on a hot surface burner. The
cookware could overheat causing damage to the
cookware or cooking product.
Between MED • To hold a boil.
• To fry chicken or pancakes.
and HI
MED
• For gravy, pudding, and icing.
• To cook large amounts of
vegetables.
Between MED • To keep food cooking after
starting it on a higher setting.
and LO
LO (with
Simmer Plate)
• To keep food warm.
• To melt chocolate or butter.
• To simmer.
U sing Your Cooktop
Using the Surface Burners (cont.)
Simmer Plate†
One Simmer Plate has been provided with your
cooktop. It has been
designed to be used with
burner settings in the
medium to low range on
your cooktop when lower
temperatures are required
for simmering food. The
Simmer Plate is made of
aluminum to evenly
spread the heat over the
bottom of pots and pans.
Channels on the bottom of the Simmer Plate have
been designed so it fits
properly and securely over
the grate.
†
To order additional Simmer Plates (Part No.
4455109), call 1-800-422-1230 (in U.S.A.) or
1-800-461-5681 (in Canada). You will hear a
recording. Follow the steps to place order.
Energy saving tips
• To help shorten your cooking time, use the least
amount of liquid possible.
• Preheat your pans only when recommended and
for the shortest time possible.
• Start your food on a higher heat setting, then turn
the control to a lower setting to finish cooking.
In case of a prolonged
power failure
You can manually light surface burners. Hold a lit
match near a burner and turn the control knob to
the LITE position. After the burner lights, turn the
control knob to the setting you want.
Home canning information
The large diameter of most water-bath or pressure
canners combined with high heat settings for long
periods of time can cause damage to the cooktop
and/or surrounding areas.
To protect your cooktop:
• Center the canner over the surface burner.
• Do not let the canner extend beyond the grate
edges.
• Start with hot water, cover with a lid and bring to a
boil; then reduce heat to maintain a boil or
required pressure levels in a pressure canner.
• Refer to your canner manual for specific instructions.
For up-to-date information on canning, In the United
States, contact your local U.S. Government Agricultural
Department Extension Office or companies who
manufacture home canning products. In Canada,
contact Agriculture Canada.
Using the right cookware
makes a big difference
• The pan should have a flat bottom, straight sides,
and a well-fitting lid.
• Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness)
cookware.
• The pan material (metal or glass) affects how
quickly and evenly the pan heats.
• When using glass or ceramic cookware, check to
make sure it is suitable for use on surface burners.
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U sing Your Cooktop
Characteristics of cookware materials
The pan material affects how fast heat transfers from the surface cooking area through the pan material and how
evenly heat spreads over the pan bottom. Choose pans that provide the best cooking results.
Aluminum
• Heats quickly and evenly.
• Use for all types of cooking.
• Medium or heavy thickness is best for most cooking.
• Used as a core or base in cookware to provide even heating.
Cast iron
• Heats slowly and evenly.
• Good for browning and frying.
• Maintains heat for slow cooking.
• Can be coated with porcelain enamel.
Ceramic or
ceramic glass
• Heats slowly and unevenly.
• Use on low to medium settings.
• Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
Copper
• Heats very quickly and evenly.
• Used as a core or base in cookware to provide even heating.
Earthenware
• Can be used for cooktop cooking if recommended by the
manufacturer.
• Use on low settings.
Porcelain enamel-on-steel or
enamel-on-cast iron
• See cast iron and stainless steel.
Stainless steel
• Heats quickly but unevenly.
• A core or base of aluminum or copper on the cookware provides
even heating.
• Can be coated with porcelain enamel.
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C
aring for Your Cooktop
Your cooktop is designed so you can care for it easily. You can do most cleaning with items found around your
home. Cleaning your cooktop whenever spills or soiling occurs will help to keep it looking and working like new.
Cleaning chart
Before cleaning, always make sure all controls are off and the cooktop is cool. Refer to instructions on
all cleaning products before using them to clean your cooktop.
PART
CLEANING METHOD
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Control Knobs
• Soap and water
• DO NOT use steel wool or
abrasive cleaners.
• Pull knobs straight away from
control panel.
• Wash, rinse and dry with soft
cloth.
Control Panel
• Soap and water
• Wash, rinse and dry with soft
cloth.
• Spray glass cleaner
• Apply spray cleaner to paper
towel; do not spray directly on
panel.
Cooktop Surface
• Soap and water
• Mild liquid cleaner
• Spray glass cleaner
• DO NOT use abrasive or harsh
cleaners like chlorine bleach,
ammonia or oven cleaners.
• Wash, rinse and dry with soft
cloth.
NOTE: To avoid product damage,
do not remove the cooktop.
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Caring for Your Cooktop
Cleaning chart
PART
Surface burner grates and caps*
• Light to moderate soil
(cont.)
CLEANING METHOD
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
• Soap and water
• Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad
• Clean as soon as they become
dirty.
• Wash, rinse and dry well.
• Dishwasher (grates only)
• Heavy burned on soils
• Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad
• Mild abrasive powdered cleanser
and water
Surface burners
• Repeat steps of cleaning process
(with items at left) as needed,
until soil is completely removed.
• Rinse thoroughly and dry.
• NOTE: Do not reassemble caps
on burners while wet. Do not
wash caps in dishwasher.
• See “Sealed surface burners and
cooktop” in the “Caring for your
cooktop” section.
• Liquid detergent and water
Simmer Plate
• Wipe with damp cloth or sponge
then rinse with clean water and
wipe dry.
• Rub in the direction of the grain
lines with a damp cloth or sponge.
Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if
necessary.
• DO NOT put in dishwasher. It
will darken and stain the
aluminum.
• Mild-abrasive cleanser
* When the cooktop is cool, remove all spills and clean. Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato,
may affect the finish.
Stainless steel surfaces
Cleaning Stainless Steel Surfaces
• Do not use steel wool or soap-filled scouring pads
• Rub in the direction of the grain line to avoid
marring surface
• Always wipe dry to avoid water marks
Routine cleaning
and fingerprints
• If commercial cleaners are used, follow label
directions. If product contains chlorine
(bleach), rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft,
lint-free cloth. Chlorine is a corrosive substance.
CLEANING AGENT
HOW TO USE
• Liquid detergent and water; allpurpose cleaner
• Wipe with damp cloth or sponge, then rinse
with clean water and wipe dry.
Stubborn stains and • Mild-abrasive cleanser or stainless • Rub in the direction of the grain lines with a
baked-on residue
damp cloth or sponge and cleaner. Rinse
steel cleaners
thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.
Hard water spots
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• Vinegar
• Swab or wipe with cloth. Rinse with water and
dry.
Caring for Your Cooktop
Sealed surface burners and cooktop
Cleaning the surface burners
Porcelain (top side
• You should routinely remove and clean the
only) burner cap
burner caps. Always clean the burner caps after
a spillover. Keeping the burner caps clean
prevents improper ignition and an uneven flame.
• For the proper flow of gas and ignition of the
burner, DO NOT ALLOW SPILLS, FOOD, CLEANING AGENTS, OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL TO
ENTER THE GAS TUBE OPENING.
• Gas must flow freely through the gas tube
opening for the burner to light properly. You must
keep this area free of any soil and protect it from
boilovers or spillovers. ALWAYS keep the burner
cap in place whenever a surface burner is in use.
Alignment pins
• Let the cooktop cool before cleaning.
• Do not use oven cleaners, bleach, or rust
removers.
• Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and
ventilation air.
Ignitor
Burner
base
• Occasionally check the burner flames for proper
size and shape as
shown. A good flame
is blue in color. If the
flames are uneven, you
may need to clean the
burners.
Gas tube
opening
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Caring for Your Cooktop
Sealed surface burners and cooktop
(cont.)
To clean the burners:
1. Pull the burner caps straight up from the
burner base.
2. Clean the burner caps with warm, soapy water and
a sponge. You can also clean the caps with
a mildly abrasive plastic scrubbing pad and powdered cleanser. Do not clean the burner caps in a
dishwasher or self-cleaning oven.
3. If the gas tube opening has become soiled or
clogged, use a cotton swab or a soft cloth to clean
the area.
4. If the ports are clogged, clean them with a
straight pin. Do not
enlarge or distort the
port. Do not use a
wooden toothpick.
If the burner needs to
be adjusted, call a
qualified technician for
service.
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5. After cleaning the gas tube opening and ports,
replace the burner
caps. To replace the
burner caps, make
sure the alignment
pins on the burner
base are properly
aligned with the cap.
6. Turn on the burner to see if it will light. If the
burner does not light after you have cleaned it,
contact a KitchenAid designated service
technician. Do not service the sealed burner
yourself.
Troubleshooting
You can solve many common cooktop problems easily, saving you the cost of a possible service call. Try the
suggestions below to see if you can solve your problem without outside help. If the suggestions do not work,
see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 14 (In the U.S.A.), or on page 15 (in Canada).
Problem Cause
Solution
Nothing will operate.
• The cooktop is not wired into a live
circuit with proper voltage.
• The cooktop is not properly connected to the gas supply.
• A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped.
• A control knob is not set correctly.
• Wire the cooktop into a live circuit
with proper voltage. (See installation
instructions.)
• Contact a KitchenAid designated
service technician to reconnect the
cooktop to the gas supply.
• Replace household fuse or reset
circuit breaker.
• Push in the control knobs before
turning them.
The burner fails to light.
• A household fuse has blown or a
circuit breaker has tripped.
• Replace household fuse or reset
circuit breaker.
• The burner is wet from being
washed.
• Let it dry.
• The burner ports may be clogged.
• Clean them with a straight pin.
(See page 12.)
The burner flames are
uneven.
• The burner ports may be clogged.
• Clean them with a straight pin.
(See page 12.)
The burner flames lift off
the ports, are yellow, or
are noisy when turned
off.
• The burner needs cleaning.
• The air/gas mixture is incorrect.
• Clean as directed on page 16.
• Contact a KitchenAid designated
service technician to check the
air/gas mixture or see Installation
Instructions.
Cooking results are not
what you expected.
• The cooktop is not level.
• Level the cooktop.
• The pan used is not the correct type
or size.
• Refer to a reliable cookbook for
recommended pan type and size.
• The flame size does not fit the
cookware being used.
• Pan should be the same size or
slightly larger than surface cooking
area being used.
Problem
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Requesting Assistance or Service
Before calling for assistance or service, please check the “Troubleshooting Guide” section. It may save you the
cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow these instructions.
If you need assistance or service in the U.S.A.:
Call the KitchenAid Consumer
Assistance Center toll
free: 1-800-422-1230.
Our consultants are
available to assist you.
When calling:
Please know the purchase date, and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance (see the
“A Note to You” section). This information will help
us to better respond to your request.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
• Features and specifications on our full line of
appliances.
• Installation information.
• Use and maintenance procedures.
• Accessory and repair parts sales.
• Specialized customer assistance
(Spanish speaking, hearing impaired,
limited vision, etc.).
• Referrals to local dealers, service
companies, and repair parts distributors.
KitchenAid designated service technicians are
trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide
after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the KitchenAid designated service
company in your area, you can also look in your
telephone directory Yellow Pages.
If you need replacement parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you only use factory specified parts.
These parts will fit right and work right, because
they are made with the same precision used to
build every new KITCHENAID® appliance.
To locate factory specified replacement parts in your
area, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone
number or your nearest KitchenAid designated
service center.
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to
KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at:
KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances
Consumer Assistance Center
c/o Correspondence Dept.
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
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Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
Requesting Assistance or Service
If you need assistance or service in Canada:
Call the KitchenAid Consumer
Assistance Center toll free:
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (EST) at
1-800-461-5681. Our
consultants are available to
assist you.
When calling:
Please know the purchase date, and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance (see the
“A Note to You” section). This information will help us
to better respond to your request.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
• Features and specifications on our full line of
appliances.
• Accessory and repair parts sales.
• Specialized customer assistance
(French speaking, hearing impaired,
limited vision, etc.).
• Referrals to local dealers, service
companies, and repair parts distributors.
KitchenAid designated service technicians are
trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide
after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the KitchenAid designated service
company in your area, you can also look in your
telephone directory Yellow Pages.
If you need service:
Contact Inglis Limited Appliance Service from anywhere in Canada at 1-800-807-6777.
If you need replacement parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you only use factory specified parts.
These parts will fit right and work right, because
they are made with the same precision used to
build every new KITCHENAID® appliance.
To locate factory specified replacement parts in your
area, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone
number or your nearest KitchenAid designated
service center.
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to
KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at:
Consumer Relations Department
KitchenAid Canada
1901 Minnesota Court
Mississauga, Ontario L5N3A7
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
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Gas Cooktop
Warranty
LENGTH OF
WARRANTY:
KITCHENAID
WILL PAY FOR:
KITCHENAID
WILL NOT PAY FOR:
ONE-YEAR FULL
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE.
Replacement parts
and repair labor costs
to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be
provided by a KitchenAid
designated service
company.
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the cooktop.
2. Instruct you how to use the cooktop.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
SECONDTHROUGH FIFTHYEAR LIMITED
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE.
Replacement parts for
any gas burner
to correct defects in
materials or
workmanship.
4. Correct house plumbing.
B. Repairs when cooktop is used in other than normal
single-family household use.
C. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse,
abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, or
installation not in accordance with local electrical or
plumbing codes.
D. Any labor costs during the limited warranties.
E. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated
outside the United States and Canada.
F. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be
repaired in the home.
G. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized
modifications made to the appliance.
H. In Canada, travel or transportation expenses for
customers who reside in remote areas.
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KITCHENAID AND KITCHENAID CANADA DO NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives specific legal
rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or province to province.
Outside the United States and Canada, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized KitchenAid dealer.
If you need assistance or service, first see the "Troubleshooting" section in this book. After checking "Troubleshooting," additional help can be found by checking the "Requesting Assistance or Service" section. In the U.S.A.,
call our Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-422-1230. For service in Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.
4455045
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® Registered Trademark of KitchenAid, U.S.A.
KitchenAid Canada licensee in Canada
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