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.
? Never leave the surface units unattended at high heat settings. Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may catch on fire.
? 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.
? 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.
? 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.
? Keep an eye on foods being fried at high or medium high heat settings.
? 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.
? Always heat fat slowly, and watch as it heats.
? 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.
Care and Cleaning
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
? Large scratches or impacts to glass doors or cooktops can lead to broken or shattered glass.
? 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 use the glass cooktop surface as a cutting board.
? Do not place or store items that can melt or catch fire on the glass cooktop, even when it is not being used.
? 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
CERAMA BRYTE Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner and the CERAMA BRYTE Ceramic Cooktop
Cleaning Pad 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.
? Do not use plastic wrap to cover food. Plastic may melt onto the surface and be very difficult to remove.
Stand away from the range when opening the oven door. Hot air or steam which escapes can cause burns to hands, face and/or eyes.
? Pulling out the rack to the stop-lock is a convenience in lifting heavy foods. It is also a precaution against burns from touching hot surfaces of the door or oven walls.
? Do not use the oven to dry newspapers.
If overheated, they can catch on fire.
? Do not use the oven for a storage area. Items stored in an oven can ignite.
? Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in the oven when not in use.
? Do not use aluminum foil to line oven bottoms, except as suggested in this manual. Improper installation of aluminum foil may result in a risk of electric shock or fire.
Do not use oven cleaners. No commercial oven cleaner or oven liner protective coating of any kind should be used in or around any part of the oven. Residue from oven cleaners will damage the inside of the oven when the self-clean cycle is used.
? Be sure to wipe up excess spillage before starting the self-