Amana AK2H30' User Manual

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Electric

Smoothtop

Cooktop

Owner's Manual

AKT3000*

AK2T30*

AK2T36*

AK2H30*

AK2H36*

*Additional alphanumeric characters representing other models in series may follow each model number.

Please Read Manual Before Operating

Cooktop.

Installer

Leave this manual and other literature with consumer for future use.

Consumer

Keep these instructions for future reference. If appliance changes ownership, be sure this manual accompanies cooktop.

Contents

Model Identification .................................................

2

Parts and Accessories ............................................

2

Service ....................................................................

2

Asure™ Extended Service Plan ..............................

2

Important Safety Information

 

All Appliances .........................................................

3

Surface Cooking Units ............................................

3

Glass/Ceramic Cooking Surfaces ...........................

4

Exhaust Vent ..........................................................

4

In Case of Fire ........................................................

4

Precautions ............................................................

4

Installation

 

Unpacking Cooktop .................................................

4

Countertop Options .................................................

4

Countertop Cutout and Clearances ..........................

4

Cooktop Dimensions ...............................................

5

Countertop Cutout ...................................................

5

Minimum Cabinet Requirements .............................

5

Minimum Clearances to Combustible Material ........

5

Electrical Installation Requirements ........................

6

Junction Box Location .............................................

6

Power Supply Connection .......................................

6

Removing and Reinstalling Cooktop ........................

7

Operation

 

Cooking with Smoothtop Elements .........................

7

Operating Single Radiant Element ..........................

7

Operating Dual Radiant Element

 

(Some Models) .......................................................

8

Operating 10 Position Halogen Element

 

(Some Models) .......................................................

8

Surface Element Settings .......................................

8

Indicator Hot/Lights .................................................

8

Cooking Utensils ........................................................

8

Cleaning .....................................................................

10

Before Calling for Service ............................................

11

Warranty ....................................................................

12

Model Identification

Complete enclosed registration card and promptly return. If registration card is missing, call Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-843-0304inside U.S.A.319-622-5511outside U.S.A. When contacting Amana, provide product information located on rating plate. Rating plate is located on the underside of he cooktop. Record the following:

Model Number: ______________________________

Manufacturing Number: ________________________

Serial or S/N Number: _________________________

Date of purchase: _____________________________

Dealer’s name and address: ____________________

__________________________________________

__________________________________________

Parts and Accessories

Purchase replacement parts and additional accessories (e.g., refrigerator shelves, dryer racks, or cooktop modules) over the phone. To order accessories for your Amana product, call 1-800-843-0304inside U.S.A. or319-622-5511outside U.S.A.

Service

Keep a copy of sales receipt for future reference or in case warranty service is required. Any questions or to locate an authorized servicer, call 1-800-NAT-LSVC(1-800-628-5782)inside U.S.A.319-622-5511outside U.S.A. Warranty service must be performed by an authorized servicer. Amana, also recommends contacting an authorized servicer if service is required after warranty expires.

Asure™ Extended Service Plan

Amana offers long-termservice protection for this new range. Asure™ Extended Service Plan is specially designed to supplement Amana’s strong warranty. This plan covers parts, labor, and travel charges.

Call 1-800-528-2682for information.

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Important Safety Information

WARNING

To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, make sure your cooktop has been properly grounded and always disconnect it from main power supply before any servicing.

WARNING

To avoid risk of personal injury, do not touch surface elements or area near elements. Surface elements may be dark in color even when hot. Areas near elements may be hot enough to burn. During and after use, do not touch or let clothing or other flammable material contact surface elements until they have had time to cool.

CAUTION

Do not obstruct the flow of combustion or ventilation air.

Do not store gasoline or other combustible materials near cooktop.

All Appliances

1.Proper Installation. Be sure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician.

2.Never Use Your Appliance for Warming or Heating the Room.

3.Do Not Leave Children Alone. Children should not be alone or unattended in the area where the appliance is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the appliance.

4.Wear Proper Apparel. Loose fitting or hanging garments should never be worn while using appliance.

5.User Servicing. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in the manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.

6.Storage in or on Appliance. Flammable materials should not be stored on or near surface units.

7.Do Not Use Water on Grease Fires. Smother fire or flame, or use dry chemical or foam-typeextinguisher.

8.Use Only Dry Potholders. Moist or damp potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let potholder touch elements. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth.

Surface Cooking Units

1.Use Proper Pan Size. This appliance is equipped with one or more surface units of different size. Select utensils having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface heating element. The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the heating element to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to burner will also improve efficiency.

2.Never Leave Surface Units Unattended. Boilover causes smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite.

3.Glazed Cooking Utensils. Only certain types of glass, ceramic, earthware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for cooktop service without breaking due to sudden change in temperature.

4.Never sit, stand, or lean on any part of the cooktop.

5.Utensil Handles Should be Turned Inward and Not Extend Over Adjacent Surface Units. Reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil. Position utensil handle so that it is turned inward, and does not extend over adjacent surface units.

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Installation

Glass/Ceramic Cooking Surfaces

1.Do Not Cook on Broken cooktop. If cooktop should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of electrical shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately.

2.Clean cooktop with Caution. If a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to avoid a steam burn. Some cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface.

Exhaust Vent

1.Clean Vents Frequently. Grease should not be allowed to accumulate on vent or filter.

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

3.Turn off power at fuse panel.

Unpacking Cooktop

Remove all packing and printed material packed with cooktop.

Slide cooktop out of box.

To avoid damage, do not slide cooktop across countertop.

Countertop Options

Cooktop can be installed with glasstop resting on the countertop or with the glasstop recessed into the countertop. If a recessed installation is desired, a countertop inlay kit can be purchased from an Amana dealer. Installation instructions for a recessed installation are provided in the inlay kit. The following instructions are to install the cooktop with the glasstop resting on the countertop.

In Case of Fire

Fires can occur as a result of over cooking or excessive grease. Though a fire is unlikely, if one occurs, proceed as follows:

Surface Element Fire

1.Smother the fire with a nonflammable lid or baking soda, or use a Class ABC or BC extinguisher. Not water. Not salt. Not flour.

2.As soon as it is safe to do so, turn the surface controls to OFF. Turn off power supply.

Precautions

Do not cook food directly on cooktop surface, always use cookware.

Do not mix household cleaning products. Chemical mixtures may interact with objectionable or even hazardous results.

Do not put plastic items on warm cooking areas. They may stick and melt.

Do not allow pots to boil dry as this can cause damage to cooking surface and pan.

Do not use cooktop surface as a cutting board.

Countertop Cutout and Clearances

Prepare countertop opening according to dimensions shown in diagrams. If installed over Amana “AOES” or “AOCS” wall ovens, refer to cooktop over wall oven installation instructions.

WARNING

To avoid property damage or personal injury, observe the following specifications.

To avoid serious burns or other personal injury caused by reaching over heated surface element, avoid locating storage cabinets above surface elements. If cabinet storage is located above surface units, install range hood.

CAUTION

To avoid serious burns or other personal injury, do not store items of interest to children above or behind cooktop. Children climbing on cooktop to reach items could be seriously injured.

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Cooktop Dimensions

A

B

C

Letter

AK2T30, AK2H30

AK2T36, AK2H36

 

AKT3000

 

A

21

1/2

21 1/2

B

29

9/16

35 3/4

C

2 7/8

2 7/8

Figure 1

Countertop Cutout

B

A

C

Letter

AK2T30, AK2H30

AK2T36, AK2H36

 

AKT3000

 

A

28 7/8

34 1/8

B

3 1/2

3 1/2

C

20 3/4

20 3/4

Figure 2

Minimum Cabinet Requirements

Single cabinet installation requires a 36-inchwidth base cabinet.

Minimum Clearances to Combustible Material

A

D

B

C

A— 30 inches between cooking surface and unprotected wood or metal cabinet above cooktop. 24 inches between cooking surface and protected wood or metal cabinet above cooktop. Cabinet bottom must be protected by at least ¼ inch thick millboard with not less than No. 28 MSG sheet steel, .015 inch thick stainless steel, .024 inch thick aluminum, or

.020 inch thick copper. B— 0 inches minimum

C— 2 inches minimum D— 0 inches (both sides)

Figure 3

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Electrical Installation Requirements

Installation of this product must conform with local codes or in the absences of local codes with the current National Electric Code ANSI NFPA 70 or Canadian Electrical Codes.

Cooktop requires a 3-wire240 volt, 60 hertz, AC circuit protected by a separate 30 amp circuit breaker or time delay fuse.

Junction Box Location

Locate junction box within shaded area. (Figure 4)

If installed over Amana “AOES” or “AOCS” wall ovens, refer to cooktop over wall oven installation instructions for junction box location.

A

B

A—9inches

B—8inches

Figure 4

Power Supply Connection

WARNING

To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, make sure cooktop has been properly grounded and always disconnect it from main power supply before any servicing.

To avoid risk of electrical shock or personal injury when connecting copper leads to aluminum house wiring, use only connectors designed for joining copper to aluminum. Follow connector manufacturer’s recommendations closely.

Models AK2H30 and AK2H36 Only

To avoid risk of electrical shock or personal injury, do not ground through neutral wire if installed in mobile home or if local codes do not permit grounding through neutral wire.

Cooktop has approximately 36 inches of flexible wire conduit attached to rear of cooktop. (Figure 5) Connect wire leads extending from conduit to house wires inside junction box (Junction box not included). Refer to local codes and attach according to options.

Option 1-UnitedStates or Canada (CooktopWire—HouseWire)

Bare—Ground(Green)

White—Neutral(White—AK2H30and AK2H36 Only)Red—PowerLine (Red)

Black—PowerLine (Black)

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Operation

Option 2-UnitedStates Only

(Cooktop Wire—HouseWire)

Bare and White—Neutral(White)

Red—PowerLine (Red)

Black—PowerLine (Black)

GRD

W

A

A—Conduit

W—Whiteneutral wire (AK2H30 and AK2H36 Only)GRD—Bareground wire

Figure 5

Removing and Reinstalling Cooktop

WARNING

To avoid risk of personal injury, do not touch surface elements or area near elements. Surface elements may be dark in color even when hot. Areas near elements may be hot enough to burn. During and after use, do not touch or let clothing or other flammable material contact surface elements until they have had time to cool.

1.Turn off circuit breaker or electrical supply.

2.Disconnect cooktop wires from house wires.

• See Power Supply Connectionsection.

3.Lift cooktop out of cutout.

4.Reverse procedure to reinstall cooktop.

Cooking with Smoothtop Elements

WARNING

To avoid risk of serious personal injury never cook on a broken smoothtop cooking surface. Spillovers or cleaners can penetrate surface and create a risk of electrical shock. If smoothtop cooking surface breaks, discontinue use and notify an authorized servicer immediately.

To avoid risk of serious personal injury, property damage, or fire, do not leave surface elements unattended while in operation. Grease and spillovers can ignite causing a fire.

Before cooking on smoothtop, wipe top with cleaner conditioner. Conditioning smoothtop before use makes marks and stains easier to remove.

Use heavy-gaugemetal cookware not including cast iron.

Bottom of cookware must be flat. Cookware that is warped or slightly curved on the bottom heats slowly and may not boil water. Cookware with an aluminum disk bottom makes excellent contact with cooking surface. See Utensils section for more information.

Do not use glass, glass-ceramic,orenamel-porcelaincookware. Small imperfections on bottom of such cookware can scratch smoothtop surface.

Smoothtop cooking surface is not “scratch proof”. Surface is highly scratch and impact resistant. With recommended cooking utensils and proper care, it will continue looking good through years of use.

Operating Single Radiant Element

1.Push in and turn surface element control to desired setting. (Figure 6)

Indicator light glows. See Indicator Light section.

You will be to see the element turn on and off while you are cooking. Element cycles on and off to maintain temperature.

2.When finished cooking, turn control to OFF position.

 

M E D

H

 

 

D

 

 

E

 

 

M

MED

 

 

LO

 

 

LO

 

I

 

 

H

OFF

Figure 6

7

Operating Dual Radiant Element

(Some Models)

1.Push down on control knob and turn to desired setting. (Figure 7)

To use inner and outer element simultaneously, turn control knob to settings with double lines between settings.

To use inner element only, turn control knob to settings with single line between settings.

You will be to see the element turn on and off while you are cooking. Element cycles on and off to maintain temperature.

2.Turn control knob to OFF position when finished cooking.

L O

HI

D

E

M

MED

LO

I

 

H

OFF

Figure 7

Operating 10 Position Halogen Element

(Some Models)

1.Push down on control knob and turn to desired setting. (Figure 8)

Control clicks at each of 10 positions.

10 position switch radiates a constant amount of heat without cycling. The Halogen element only cycles if left on HI setting for extend periods of time, without a pan, or if a pan has boiled dry.

Halogen element does not illuminate at settings LO thru 3. The higher the setting the brighter the element becomes.

2.Turn control knob to OFF position when finished cooking.

 

OFF

LO

HI

 

9

 

2

 

 

8

 

3

7

 

4

 

 

6

 

5

Figure 8

Surface Element Settings

LO or LO–3

Use to prepare food at less than boiling temperatures or to simmer.

MED LO or 4–5

Use to boil moderate amounts of liquid.

MED or 6–7

Use to maintain boiling of larger amounts of food, low temperature frying and to maintain correct pressure in a pressure cooker.

MED HI or 7–9

Used to fry meat and poultry or to maintain deep-fatfrying temperatures.

HI

Use to bring food to boiling temperatures. When food is boiling temperature setting should be reduced to MED throughHI.

Indicator Hot/Lights

Located in center of control panel, cooktop has 4 indicator lights. When element is on, corresponding indicator light glows. After the surface controls are turned off, the appropriate surface indicator light will continue to glow until the surface elements have cooled. The length of time each light remains on will vary. Do not expect the lights for two different heating areas to go off at the same time even if the elements were turned off simultaneously.

Cooking Utensils

For best cooking results, use a pan with a flat bottom. Determine if pan has a flat bottom. (Figure 13)

1.Rotate a ruler along bottom of pan. If pan is not flat, gaps between bottom of pan and edge of ruler occur.

2.A small groove or mark on a pan does not effect cooking times. However, if a pan has a gap, formed rings, or an uneven bottom, it does not cook efficiently and in some cases may not boil liquid.

Figure 13

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Use proper pan size. Do not use a pan that has a bottom smaller than element. Do not use utensils that overhang element by more than 1 inch. (Figure 9)

More than

1 inch overhan

Correct size

Figure 9

Select utensils without broken or loose handles. Handles should not be heavy enough to tilt pan.

Do not use a wok with a ring stand. Use flat bottom wok. (Figure 10)

Utensil Material Characteristic

Type

Temperature

Uses

 

Response

 

 

 

 

Aluminum

Heats and

Frying,

 

cools quickly

braising,

 

 

roasting

 

 

 

Cast Iron

Heats and

Low heat

(Not recommended)

cools slowly

cooking,

 

 

frying

 

 

 

Copper Tin Lined

Heats and

Gourmet

 

cools quickly

cooking, wine

 

 

sauces, egg

 

 

dishes

 

 

 

Enamelware

Depends on

Low heat

 

base metal

cooking

 

 

 

Ceramic or Glass

Heats and

Low heat

(Not recommended)

cools slowly

cooking

 

 

 

Stainless Steel

Heats and

Soups,

 

cools at

sauces,

 

moderate

vegetables,

 

rate

general

 

 

cooking

 

 

 

Figure 10

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Cleaning

Problem

Cause

To Prevent

To Remove

Control knobs

Mild soap and water.

 

Pull off knobs. Wash gently but do

 

 

 

not soak. Dry and return controls

 

 

 

to oven, making sure to match flat

 

 

 

area on the knob to the flat area

 

 

 

on shaft.

Brown streaks

Cleaning with a sponge or

Use smoothtop cleaner

Use light application of smoothtop

and specks

cloth containing soiled

conditioner with clean

cleaner conditioner with clean

 

detergent water.

damp paper towel.

damp paper towel. If spot is not

 

 

 

removed, allow cooktop to cool

 

 

 

and carefully scrape area with a

 

 

 

safety scraper held at a 30

 

 

 

degree angle.

Blackened,

Spatters or spillovers

Wipe all spillovers when it

Clean area with smoothtop

burned-on

landing on a hot cooking

is safe to touch cooking

cleaner conditioner with clean

spots

area or accidental melting

surface. Do not place

damp paper towel, nonabrasive

 

of plastic like a bread bag.

plastic items on warm

nylon pad, or scouring brush.

 

 

cooking area.

If spot is not removed, allow

 

 

 

cooktop to cool and carefully

 

 

 

scrape area with a safety scraper

 

 

 

held at a 30 degree angle.

Fine brown

Course particles, like salt,

Wipe bottom of cookware

Fine scratches are not removable

gray lines or

become embedded in top if

before cooking. Clean top

but can be minimized by daily use

fine scratches

trapped under pan. Using

daily with smoothtop

of smoothtop cleaner conditioner.

or abrasions

abrasive cleaning materials.

cleaner conditioner with

 

which have

Scratches from rough

clean damp paper towel.

 

collected soil

ceramic, glass or ceramic-

Do not use ceramic or

 

 

coated cookware.

ceramic-coatedcookware.

 

Smearing or

Using too much smoothtop

Use small amounts of

 

streaking

cleaner conditioner or using

smoothtop cleaner

 

 

a soiled dish cloth.

conditioner. Rinse area

 

 

 

thoroughly before drying.

 

 

 

Use only clean damp

 

 

 

paper towel, nonabrasive

 

 

 

nylon pad, or scouring

 

 

 

brush.

 

Metal or

Sliding or scraping metal

Do not slide metal objects

Remove marks before top is used

silver/gray

utensils across top.

across top.

again. After top cools, clean

marks

 

 

marks with smoothtop cleaner

 

 

 

conditioner with clean damp

 

 

 

paper towel, nonabrasive nylon

 

 

 

pad, safety scraper or scouring

 

 

 

brush. Rinse thoroughly and dry.

Pitting or

Boilovers of sugar syrup on

Watch sugar and syrups

Turn control to LO setting. Using

flaking

a hot rangetop can cause

carefully to avoid

several paper towels. Allow top to

 

pitting if not removed

boilovers.

cool and carefully scrape area

 

immediately.

 

with a safety scraper held at a 30

 

 

 

degree angle.

Hard water

Condensation from cooking

Make sure bottom of

Mix smoothtop cleaner

spots

can cause minerals found

cookware is dry before

conditioner with water and apply

 

in water and acids in food

cooking. Daily use of

thick paste to stained area. Scrub

 

to drip onto rangetop and

smoothtop cleaner

vigorously. If stain is not removed,

 

cause gray deposits. Spots

conditioner helps keep top

reapply cleaner and repeat

 

are often so thin they

free of hard water, mineral

process. Also try cleaning

 

appear to be in or under

deposits and food

process for “Smearing and

 

rangetop.

discoloration.

streaking”.

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