? Do not let cooking grease or other flammable materials accumulate in or near the range.
? Do not touch the surface units, the heating elements or the interior surface of the oven. These surfaces may be hot enough to burn even though they are dark in color.
During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials contact the surface units, areas nearby the surface units or any interior area of the oven; allow sufficient time for cooling first.
? Potentially hot surfaces include the cooktop, areas facing the cooktop, oven vent opening, surfaces near the opening, crevices around the oven door.
? REMEMBER: The inside surface of the oven may be hot when the door is opened.
? Do not store or use combustible materials, gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
? Keep the hood and grease filters clean to maintain good venting and to avoid grease fires.
? Teach children not to play with the controls or any other part of the range.
? Always keep dish towels, dish cloths, pot holders and other linens a safe distance from your range.
? Always keep wooden and plastic utensils and canned food a safe distance from your range.
? Always keep combustible wall coverings, curtains or drapes a safe distance from your range.
COOK MEAT AND POULTRY THOROUGHLY
Cook meat and poultry thoroughlymeat to at least an INTERNAL temperature of 160F. and poultry to at least an INTERNAL temperature of 180F. Cooking to these temperatures usually protects against foodborne illness.
RADIANT SURFACE UNITS
Use proper pan sizeselect cookware having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit heating element. The use of undersized cookware will expose a portion of the surface unit to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of cookware to surface unit will also improve efficiency.
? Only certain types of glass, glass ?ceramic, earthenware or other glazed containers are suitable for cooktop service; others may break because of the sudden change in temperature.
? Always turn the surface units off before removing cookware.
? When preparing flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on.
? Use care when touching the cooktop. The
glass surface of the cooktop will retain heat after the controls have been turned off.
? Foods for frying should be as dry as possible. Frost on frozen foods or moisture on fresh foods can cause hot fat to bubble up and over the sides of the pan.
? Use little fat for effective shallow or deep fat frying. Filling the pan too full of fat can cause spillovers when food is added.
? If a combination of oils or fats will be used in frying, stir together before heating, or as fats melt slowly.
? Use a deep fat thermometer whenever possible to prevent overheating fat beyond the smoking point.
? Avoid scratching the glass cooktop. The cooktop can be scratched with items such as sharp instruments; rings or other jewelry, and rivets on clothing.
? Be careful when placing spoons or other stirring utensils on glass cooktop surface when it is in use. They may become hot and could cause burns.
? Clean the cooktop with caution. If a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot surface unit, be careful to avoid steam burns. Some cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface.
NOTE: We recommend that you avoid wiping any surface unit areas until they have cooled and the indicator light has gone off. Sugar spills are the exception to this. Please see the Cleaning the glass cooktop section.
? When the cooktop is cool, use only the recommended cleaning cream to clean the cooktop.
? To avoid possible damage to the cooking surface, do not apply cleaning cream to the glass surface when it is hot.
? After cleaning, use a dry cloth or paper towel to remove all cleaning cream residue.
? Read and follow all instructions and warnings on the cleaning cream labels.
? Always heat fat slowly, and watch as it heats.
? Do not place or store items that can melt or catch fire on the glass cooktop, even when it is not being used.
? Keep an eye on foods being fried at high or medium high heat settings.
? Never use the glass cooktop surface as a cutting board.
Care and Cleaning
? To minimize the possibility of burns, ignition of flammable materials and spillage, the handle of a container should be turned toward the center of the range without extending over nearby surface units.
? Do not operate the radiant surface units if the glass is broken. Spillovers or cleaning solution may penetrate a broken cooktop and create a risk of electrical shock.
Contact a qualified technician immediately should your glass cooktop become broken.
? Never leave the surface units unattended at high heat settings. Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may catch on fire.
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