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Use proper pan size--avoid pans that are unstable or easily tipped. Select cookware having flat bottoms
large enough to cover burner grates. Toavoid 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 lefl on range can ignite. Usepans with handles that can be easily grasped
and remain cool
Always use the LITE position when igniting
file top burners and make sure the burners
hme ignited.
Ne\er leave fl_e stnface burners unattended
at high flame settings. Boiloxers cause
smoking and greasy spilloxers that may
catch on fire,
Adjust tile top burner flame size so it
does not exmnd beyond the edge of the
cookwaie. Excessixe flame is hazardous.
Use only dU pot holders--moist or damp
pot holders on hot snrfaces may resnlt in
burns from steam. Do not let pot holders
come near open flames when lifting
cookware. Do not use a towel oi" other
bn]kv c]ofll in place of a pot holdel:
X&]mn using glass cookware, make sure it
is designed for top-of-range cooking.
To minimize tile possibility of bums,
igniuon of flammable materials and spillage,
turn cookware handles toward the side or
back of fl)e range without exmnding oxer
adjacent burners.
Careflllly watch tbods being flied at a high
flame setting.
Always heat tilt slowly, and watch as it heats.
Do not leme any imms on the cooktop. Tile
hot air from tile xent m W ignim flammable
imms and will increase pressure in closed
containers, which may cause diem to burst.
If a combination of oils or fiats will be used in
flTing, sdr together before heating or as fats
meh slowly
Use a deep fat thern/omemr whene\er
possible to prexent oveflleadng fiat beyond
tile smoking point.
Use fl)e least possible amount of ]Batfor
effective shallow or deep-fat flTing. Filling
the pan too fllll of ]Batcan cause spillovers
when food is added.
'_&'henflaming foods are under d_e hood,
Um_ the ]Ban off. Tile ]Ban, if operating, may
spread tile flames.
Do not use a wok on the cooking surface
if the wok has a round metal ring that is
placed oxer tile burner gTam to support
the wok. This i-],_g acts as a heat trap,
which m W damage die burner grate, and
burner head. Also, it m W cause fl_e burner
to work impiopefl> This may cause a
carhon monoxide lexel aboxe that
allowed by current standards, iesnlfing
in a heahh hazard.
Foods for ruing should be as d U as possible.
Frost on frozen foods or moisture on flesh
foods can cause hot ]Batto bubble up and
oxer tile sides of tile pan.
Ne_er try to mo_e a pan of hot ]Bat,especially
a deep fat flTer _'ait until tile fat is cool.
Do not leme plastic imms on tile cooktop--
flley m W meh if left too close to file xent.
Kee I) all plastics awW from tile sur]Bace
To ax_id the possibility of a hurn, always be
certain that tile controls for all burners are
at the OFF position and all grates are cool
before attempting to remo\e fllem.
If range is located near a windo_, do not
hang long curtains that could blow oxer file
surface bni_ners and create a fire hazard.
If you smell gas, turn off the gas to tile range
and call a qualified service technician. Ne_er
use an open flame to locam a leak.
Alwws turn the sur]Bace burner conuols off
before removing cookware.
Do not lift the cooktop on sealed burner
models. Lifting the cooktop can lead
to damage and improper operation of
tile range.
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