Amana 8113P454-60 User Manual

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Electric Smoothtop - Easy Touch Control 700


Use & Care Guide




Surface Cooking ................................................




Smoothtop Surface


Warming Center


Oven Cooking ..................................................




Cook & Hold




Keep Warm






Oven Racks


Care & Cleaning ............................................




Cleaning Procedures


Maintenance .........................................................


Oven Window


Oven Light


Troubleshooting ............................................


Warranty & Service ..............................................


Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien ......................


Guía de Uso y Cuidado .......................................


Form No. B/09/04

Part No. 8113P454-60

©2004 Maytag Appliances Sales Co.

Litho U.S.A .

Installer: Please leave this manual with this appliance.

Consumer: Please read and keep this manual for future reference. Keep sales receipt and/or canceled check as proof of purchase.

Model Number __________________________________

Serial Number __________________________________

Date of Purchase ________________________________

If you have questions, call: Amana Customer Assistance 1-800-843-0304USA1-866-587-2002Canada Internet:

In our continuing effort to improve the quality and performance of our cooking products, it may be necessary to make changes to the appliance without revising this guide.

For service information, see page 27.

Important Safety


Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this guide are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. Common sense, caution, and care must be exercised when installing, maintaining, or operating the appliance.

Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent, or manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand.

Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels


WARNING – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal injury or death.


CAUTION – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury.

Read and follow all instructions before using this appliance to prevent the potential risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury or damage to the appliance as a result of improper usage of the appliance. Use appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this guide.

To ensure proper and safe operation: Appliance must be properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician. Do not attempt to adjust, repair, service, or replace any part of your appliance unless it is specifically recommended in this guide. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified servicer.

Always disconnect power to appliance before servicing.






WARNING: To reduce risk of tipping of the appliance from abnormal usage or by excessive

loading of the oven door, the appliance must be secured by a properly installed anti-tipdevice.

To check if device is properly installed, look underneath range with a flashlight to make sure one of the rear leveling legs is properly engaged in the bracket slot. The anti-tipdevice secures the rear leveling leg to the floor when properly engaged. You should check this anytime the range has been moved.

To Prevent Fire or Smoke Damage

Be sure all packing materials are removed from the appliance before operating it.

Keep area around appliance clear and free from combustible materials. Flammable materials should not be stored in an oven.

Many plastics are vulnerable to heat. Keep plastics away from parts of the appliance that may become warm or hot.

To prevent grease fires, do not let cooking grease or other flammable materials accumulate in or near the appliance.

In Case of Fire

Use dry chemical or foam-typeextinguisher or baking soda to smother fire or flame. Never use water on a grease fire.

1.Turn off appliance to avoid spreading the flame.

2.NEVER pick up or move a flaming pan.

3.Smother fire or flame by closing the oven door.


Important Safety Instructions

Child Safety


NEVER store items of interest to children in cabinets above an appliance. Children climbing on the appliance or on the appliance door to reach items could be seriously injured.

NEVER leave children alone or unsupervised near the appliance when it is in use or is still hot. Children should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the appliance as they could be injured or burned.

Children must be taught that the appliance and utensils in it can be hot. Let hot utensils cool in a safe place, out of reach of small children. Children should be taught that an appliance is not a toy. Children should not be allowed to play with controls or other parts of the appliance.

About Your Appliance


NEVER use an appliance as a step to reach cabinets above. Misuse of appliance door, such as stepping, leaning or sitting on the door, may result in possible tipping of the appliance, breakage of door, and serious injuries.

To prevent potential hazard to the user and damage to the appliance, do not use appliance as a space heater to heat or warm a room. Also, do not use the oven as a storage area for food or cooking utensils.

Do not obstruct the flow of air by blocking the oven vent.

DO NOT TOUCH HEATING ELEMENTS OR INTERIOR SURFACES OF OVEN. Heating elements may be hot even though they are dark in color. Interior surfaces of any oven become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials contact heating elements or interior surfaces of oven until they have had sufficient time to cool. Other surfaces of the appliance may become hot enough to cause burns – among these surfaces are: oven vent opening and surface near this opening, oven door, window of oven door.

Do not touch a hot oven light bulb with a damp cloth as the bulb could break. Should the bulb break, disconnect power to the appliance before removing bulb to avoid electrical shock.

NEVER use aluminum foil to cover an oven rack or oven bottom. Misuse could result in risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the appliance. Use foil only as directed in this guide.

Cooking Safety

Never heat an unopened food container in the oven. Pressure build-upmay cause container to burst resulting in serious personal injury or damage to the appliance.

Use dry, sturdy potholders. Damp potholders may cause burns from steam. Dish towels or other substitutes should never be used as potholders because they can trail across hot elements and ignite or get caught on appliance parts.

Wear proper apparel. Loose fitting or long hangingsleeved apparel should not be worn while cooking. Clothing may ignite and cause burns if garment comes in contact with heating elements.

Always place oven racks in the desired positions while oven is cool. Slide oven rack out to add or remove food, using dry, sturdy potholders. Always avoid reaching into the oven to add or remove food. If a rack must be moved while hot, use a dry potholder. Do not let potholder contact hot element in oven.

Use racks only in the oven in which they were shipped/ purchased.

Use care when opening the oven door. Let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing food.

PREPARED FOOD WARNING: Follow food manufacturer’s instructions. If a plastic frozen food container and/or its cover distorts, warps, or is otherwise damaged during cooking, immediately discard the food and its container. The food could be contaminated.

Do not allow aluminum foil or meat probe to contact heating element.

Always turn off all controls when cooking is completed.


Important Safety Instructions

Utensil Safety

Follow the manufacturer’s directions when using oven cooking bags.

This appliance has been tested for safe performance using conventional cookware. Do not use any devices or accessories that are not specifically recommended in this guide. Do not use add-onoven convection systems. The use of devices or accessories that are not expressly recommended in this guide can create serious safety hazards, result in performance problems, and reduce the life of the components of the appliance.

If pan is smaller than element, a portion of the element will be exposed to direct contact and could ignite clothing or potholder.

Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for cooktop or oven service without breaking due to the sudden change in temperature. Follow utensil manufacturer’s instructions when using glass.

Turn pan handle toward center of cooktop, not out into the room or over another surface element. This reduces the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, or spillage if pan is accidently bumped or reached by small children.


NEVER leave surface units unattended especially when using high heat. An unattended boilover could cause smoking and a greasy spillover can cause a fire.

This appliance is equipped with different size surface elements. Select pans with flat bottoms large enough to cover element. Fitting pan size to element will improve cooking efficiency.

GLASS-CERAMICSURFACE: NEVER cook on broken cooktop. If cooktop should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately.

Deep Fat Fryers

Use extreme caution when moving the grease pan or disposing of hot grease. Allow grease to cool before attempting to move pan.

Ventilating Hoods

Clean range hood and filters frequently to prevent grease or other flammable materials from accumulating on hood or filter and to avoid grease fires.

When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on.

Cleaning Safety

Clean cooktop with caution. Turn off all controls and wait for appliance parts to cool before touching or cleaning. Clean with caution. Use care to avoid steam burns if a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot surface. Some cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface.

Clean only parts listed in this guide.



Do not leave racks, broiling pan, food or cooking utensils, etc. in the oven during the self-cleancycle.

Do not clean door gasket. The door gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage, or move the gasket.

Do not use oven cleaners or oven liners of any kind in or around any part of the self-cleanoven.

Before self-cleaningthe oven, remove broiler pan, oven racks and other utensils, and wipe off excessive spillovers to prevent excessive smoke or flare ups.


Important Safety Instructions

Important Safety Notice and Warning

The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) requires the Governor of California to publish a list of substances known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposures to such substances.

Users of this appliance are hereby warned that when the oven is engaged in the self-cleancycle, there may be somelow-levelexposure to some of the listed substances, including carbon monoxide. Exposure to these

substances can be minimized by properly venting the oven to the outdoors by opening the windows and/or door in the room where the appliance is located during the self-cleancycle.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING PET BIRDS: Never keep pet birds in the kitchen or in rooms where the fumes from the kitchen could reach. Birds have a very sensitive respiratory system. Fumes released during an oven self-cleaningcycle may be harmful or fatal to birds. Fumes released due to overheated cooking oil, fat, margarine and overheatednon-stickcookware may be equally harmful.

Save These Instructions for Future Reference


Surface Cooking

Surface Controls

Use to turn on the surface elements. An infinite choice of heat settings is available from Low to High. The knobs can be set on or between any of the settings.

Setting the Controls

1.Place pan on surface element.

2.Push in and turn the knob in either direction to the desired heat setting.

The control panel is marked to identify which element the knob controls. For example, the graphic at right indicates left front element.

3.There is an element indicator light on the control panel. When any surface control knob is turned on, the light will turn on. The light will turn off when all the surface elements are turned off.

When a control is turned on, a glow can be seen through the smoothtop surface. The element will cycle on and off to maintain the preset heat setting, even on High.

4. After cooking, turn knob to OFF. Remove pan.

Dual Elements

The cooking surface has two dual elements located in the right front and left front of the smoothtop. This allows you to change the size of these elements.

Press the switch to the left to use the large element or to the right to use the small element. The selection should be made before to turning on the element.

Suggested Heat Settings

The size, type of cookware and cooking operation will affect the heat setting. For information on cookware and other factors affecting heat settings, refer to Cookware Recommendations on page 7 and “Cooking Made Simple” booklet.

Low (2): Use to keep foods warm and melt chocolate and butter.

Med. Low (3-4):Use to continue cooking covered foods or steam foods.

High (10): Use to bring liquid to a boil. Always reduce setting to a lower heat when liquids begin to boil or foods begin to cook.

Medium (5-7):Use to maintain slow boil for large amounts of liquids and for most frying operations.

Med. High (8-9):Use to brown meat, heat oil for deep fat frying or sauteing. Maintain fast boil for large amounts of liquids.



Always place a pan on the surface unit before you turn it on. To prevent damage to range, never operate surface unit without a pan in place.

NEVER use the cooktop as a storage area for food or cookware.


Be sure you know which knob controls which surface unit. Make sure you turned on the correct surface unit.

Begin cooking on a higher heat setting then reduce to a lower setting to complete the operation. Never use a high heat setting for extended cooking.

NEVER allow a pan to boil dry. This could damage the pan and the appliance.

NEVER touch cooktop until it has cooled. Expect some parts of the cooktop, especially around the surface units, to become warm or hot during cooking. Use potholders to protect hands.


Make sure surface unit is turned off.

Clean up messy spills as soon as possible.


If cabinet storage is provided directly above cooking surface, limit it to items that are infrequently used and can be safely stored in an area subjected to heat. Temperatures may be unsafe for items such as volatile liquids, cleaners or aerosol sprays.

NEVER leave any items, especially plastic items, on the cooktop. The hot air from the vent may ignite flammable items, melt or soften plastics, or increase pressure in closed containers causing them to burst.

NEVER allow aluminum foil, meat probes or any other metal object, other than a pan on a surface element, to contact heating elements.

NEVER store heavy items above the cooktop that could fall and damage it.


Surface Cooking

Smoothtop Surface

Smoothtop Surface Notes:

Cooktop may emit light smoke and odor the first few times the cooktop is used. This is normal.

Smoothtop cooktops retain heat for a period of time after the element is turned off. Turn the elements off a few minutes before food is completely cooked and use the retained heat to complete cooking. When the hot surface light turns off, the cooking area will be cool enough to touch. Because of the way they retain heat, the smoothtop elements will not respond to changes in settings as quickly as coil elements.

In the event of a potential boilover, remove the pan from the cooking surface.

Never attempt to lift the cooktop.

The smoothtop surface may appear discolored when it is hot. This is normal and will disappear when the surface cools.

Cooking Areas

The cooking areas on your range are identified by permanent circles on the smoothtop surface. For most efficient cooking, fit the pan size to the element size.

Pans should not extend more than 1/2 to1-inchbeyond the cooking area.

When a control is turned on, a glow can be seen through the smoothtop surface. The element will cycle on and off to maintain the preset heat setting, even on Hi.

For more information on cookware, refer to Cookware Recommendations on page 7 and “Cooking Made Simple” booklet included with your range.











Hot Surface Light

The Hot Surface indicator light is located on the control panel. The light will be illuminated

when any cooking area is hot. It will remain on,

even after the control is turned off, until the area has cooled.

Warming Zone

Use the Warming Zone to keep hot cooked foods warm, such as vegetables, gravies and oven-safedinner plates.

Setting the Control:

1. Push in and turn the knob. Warming temperatures are approximate and are indicated on the control as Min, 2-7and Max. However, the control can be

set to any position between Min and


2.When done, turn the control to OFF and

remove food. The Hot Surface indicator light will go off when the Warming Zone surface has cooled.


Never warm food for longer than one hour (eggs for 30 minutes), as food quality may deteriorate.

Do not heat cold food on the Warming Zone.

Heat settings will vary depending on type and amount of food. Always hold food at proper food temperatures. USDA recommends food temperatures between 140°- 170° F.

Suggested Settings


Type of food

Min - 2












- 5

Dinner Plate with Food




Soups (Cream)











- Max

Fried Foods

Hot Beverages



Soups (Liquid)






Warming Zone Notes:

Use only cookware and dishes recommended as safe for oven and cooktop use.

Always use oven mitts when removing food from the Warming Zone as cookware and plates will be hot.

All foods should be covered with a lid or aluminum foil to maintain food quality.

When warming pastries and breads the cover should have an opening to allow moisture to escape.

Do not use plastic wrap to cover foods. Plastic may melt on to the surface and be very difficult to clean.


Surface Cooking

Tips to Protect the

Smoothtop Surface

Cleaning (see page 21 for more information)

Before first use, clean the cooktop.

Clean your cooktop daily or after each use. This will keep your cooktop looking good and can prevent damage.

If a spillover occurs while cooking, immediately clean the spill from the cooking area while it is hot to prevent a tough cleaning chore later. Using extreme care, wipe spill with a clean dry towel.

Do not allow spills to remain on the cooking area or the cooktop trim for a long period of time.

Never use abrasive cleansing powders or scouring pads which will scratch the cooktop.

Never use chlorine bleach, ammonia or other cleansers not specifically recommended for use on glass-ceramic.

To Prevent Marks & Scratches

Do not use glass pans. They may scratch the surface.

Never place a trivet or wok ring between the surface and pan. These items can mark or etch the top.

Do not slide aluminum pans across a hot surface. The pans may leave marks which need to be removed promptly. (See Cleaning, page 20.)

Make sure the surface and the pan bottom are clean before turning on to prevent scratches.

To prevent scratching or damage to the glass-ceramictop, do not leave sugar, salt or fats on the cooking area. Wipe the cooktop surface with a clean cloth or paper towel before using.

Never slide heavy metal pans across the surface since these may scratch.

To Prevent Stains

Never use a soiled dish cloth or sponge to clean the cooktop surface. A film will remain which may cause stains on the cooking surface after the area is heated.

Continuously cooking on a soiled surface may/will result in a permanent stain.

To Prevent Other Damage

Do not allow plastic, sugar or foods with high sugar content to melt onto the hot cooktop. Should this happen, clean immediately. (See Cleaning, page 21.)

Never let a pan boil dry as this will damage the surface and pan.

Never use cooktop as a work surface or cutting board.

Never cook food directly on the surface.

Do not use a small pan on a large element. Not only does this waste energy, but it can also result in spillovers burning onto the cooking area which requires extra cleaning.

Do not use non-flatspecialty items that are oversized or uneven such as round bottom woks, rippled bottom and/or oversized canners and griddles.

Do not use foil or foil-typecontainers. Foil may melt onto the glass. If metal melts on the cooktop, do not use. Call an authorized Amana Servicer.


Surface Cooking

Cookware Recommendations

Using the right cookware can prevent many problems, such as food taking longer to cook or achieving inconsistent results. Proper pans will reduce cooking times, use less energy, and cook food more evenly.

Flat Pan Tests

See if your pans are flat.

The Ruler Test:

1.Place a ruler across the bottom of the pan.

2.Hold it up to the light.

3.Little or no light should be visible under the ruler.

The Bubble Test:

1.Put 1 inch of water in the pan. Place on cooktop and turn control to High.

2.Watch the formation of the bubbles as the water heats. Uniform bubbles mean good performance, and uneven bubbles indicate hot spots and uneven cooking.

See “Cooking Made Simple” booklet for more information.



Flat, smooth-bottom

Pans with grooved or warped bottoms.


Pans with uneven bottoms do not cook


efficiently and sometimes may not


boil liquid.




Very thin-gaugemetal or glass pans.



Pans that are the

Pans smaller or larger than the

same size as the

element by 1 inch.





Secure handles.

Cookware with loose or broken handles.


Heavy handles that tilt the pan.







Flat bottom woks.

Woks with a ring-standbottom.



Canning and Oversize Cookware

All canners and large pots must have flat bottoms and must be made from heavy-gaugematerials. This is critical on smoothtop surfaces. The base must not be more than

1 inch larger than the element.

When canners and pots do not meet these standards, cooking times may be longer, and cooktops may be damaged.

Some canners are designed with smaller bases for use on smoothtop surfaces.

When canning, use the High heat setting only until the water comes to a boil or pressure is reached in the canner. Reduce to the lowest heat setting that maintains the boil or pressure. If the heat is not turned down, the cooktop may be damaged.

See “Cooking Made Simple” booklet for more information.


Oven Cooking

Control Panel



The control panel is designed for ease in programming. The display window on the control shows time of day, timer and oven functions. Control panel shown includes model specific features. (Styling may vary depending on model.)



Use for broiling and top browning.



Use for baking and roasting.


More(▲) or

Enters or changes time, oven


Less (▼)

temperature. Sets HI or LO broil.



Sets Timer.


Cook & Hold

Bakes for a preset time, then holds food



warm for 1 hour.



Use to set self-cleancycle.



Use to set and save a specific Cook &



Hold procedure.



Use to set time-of-dayclock.


Keep Warm

Use to keep cooked food warm in oven.



Cancels all operations except Timer



and Clock.




Using the Touchpads

Press the desired pad.

Press ▲ or ▼ to enter time or temperature.

A beep will sound when any pad is touched.

A double beep will sound if a programming error occurs.

Note: Four seconds after pressing the ▲ or ▼ pads, the time or temperature will automatically be entered. If more than 30 seconds elapse between touching a function pad and the ▲ or ▼ pads, the function will be canceled and the display will return to the previous display.


The clock can be set to display time in a 12-houror24-hourformat. The clock is set at the factory for the12-hourformat.

To change the clock to 24-hourformat:

1. Press and hold the Cancel and Favorite pads for three seconds.

2. Press ▲ or ▼ to select 12 or 24 hour.

3. Set the time of day following the directions below.

To set the Clock:

1. Press the Clock pad.

The colon flashes in the display.

2.Press ▲ or ▼ pad to set the time of day.

Colon continues flashing.

3.Press the Clock pad again or wait four seconds. The colon stops flashing.

When electrical power is supplied or after a power interruption, the last clock time before power was interrupted will flash.

To recall the time of day when another time function is showing, press the Clock pad.

Clock time cannot be changed when the oven has been programmed for cook or clean Delay or Cook & Hold.