GE® 36" Built-In Gas Cooktop JGP637BEJBB user guide

Upfront controls (36" models only).
? If a combination of oils or fats will be used in frying, stir together before heating or as fats melt slowly.

? Use the least possible amount of fat for effective shallow or deep-fat frying. Filling the pan too full of fat can cause spillovers when food is added.

Troubleshooting Tips

? To minimize the possibility of burns, ignition of flammable materials and spillage, turn cookware handles toward the side or back of the cooktop without extending over adjacent burners.

? 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.

Care and Cleaning

? Use only dry pot holdersmoist or damp pot holders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let pot holders come near open flames when lifting cookware. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth in place of a pot holder. Such cloths can catch fire on a hot burner.

? Do not use a wok on the cooking surface if the wok has a round metal ring that is placed over the burner grate to support the wok. This ring acts as a heat trap, which may damage the burner grate and burner head. Also, it may cause the burner to work improperly. This may cause a carbon monoxide level above that allowed by current standards, resulting in a health

Operating Instructions

Use proper pan sizeavoid pans that are unstable or easily tipped. Select cookware having flat bottoms large enough to cover burner grates. To avoid spillovers, make sure cookware is large enough to contain the food properly. This will both save cleaning time and prevent hazardous accumulations of food, since heavy spattering or spillovers left on cooktop can ignite. Use pans with handles that can be easily grasped and remain cool.

Safety Instructions


Adjust the top burner flame size so it does not extend beyond the edge of the cookware. Excessive flame is hazardous.

? Keep all plastics away from the surface

? If you smell gas, turn off the gas to the cooktop and call a qualified service technician. Never use an open flame to locate a leak.

? To avoid the possibility of a burn, always be certain that the controls for all burners are at the off position and all grates are cool before attempting to remove them.

? Never clean the cooktop surface when it is hot. Some cleaners produce noxious fumes and wet cloths could cause steam burns if used on a hot surface.

? Never leave jars or cans of fat drippings on or near your cooktop.

Care and Cleaning

Operating Instructions

Safety Instructions



? Dont use aluminum foil to line burner bowls. Misuse could result in a fire hazard or damage to the cooktop.

? Do not cover or block the area around the cooktop knobs. This area must be kept clear for proper ventilation and burner performance.

? Clean only parts listed in this Owners

? Do not lift the cooktop. Lifting the cooktop can lead to damage and improper operation of the cooktop.


Troubleshooting Tips

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.


Your cooktop is shipped from the factory set to operate only with Natural Gas.

If you wish to use your cooktop with Liquefied Petroleum Gas, you must follow the LP conversion instructions packed with your cooktop.

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Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.

How to Light a Burner

Your cooktop burners are lit by electric ignition, eliminating the need for standing pilot lights with constantly burning flames.

? 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.

? Check to be sure the burner you turn on is the one you want to use.

? Be sure the burners and grates are cool before you place your hand, a pot holder, cleaning cloths or other materials on them.

Operating Instructions

Be sure you turn the control knob to OFF when you finish cooking.

Push the control knob in and turn it counterclockwise to the LITE position.

After the burner ignites, turn the knob to adjust the flame size. To turn the burner off, turn the knob clockwise as far as it will go, to the OFF position.

? In case of a power failure, you can light the burners with a match. Hold a lit match to the burner, then push in and turn the control knob to the LITE position. Use extreme caution when lighting burners this way. Burners in use when an electrical power failure occurs will continue to operate normally.

Safety Instructions

Using the cooktop burners.

Simmer and Power Burners (on some models)

Care and Cleaning

The right rear and center rear burners are best for smaller pan