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All about the

Use&Care

of your Cooktop

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

Welcome & Congratulations....................................

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Care & Cleaning (Cleaning Chart)..........................

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Important Safety Instructions.................................

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

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Setting Surface Controls.........................................

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Before You Call ...................................................

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

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Major Appliance Warranty.....................................

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www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044

www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352

A .Rev 2009) (January 318203624

Welcome & Congratulations

Product Registration

Register Your Product

The PRODUCT

REGISTRATION CARD should be filled in completely, signed and returned to Electrolux Home Products.

Serial Plate Location

Cooktop Serial

Plate Location

Please record your model and serial numbers below for future reference.

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Purchase Date:

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Electrolux Home Products

P. O. Box 212378

Augusta, GA 30917

©2009 Electrolux Canada Corp. All rights reserved

Printed in United States

Congratulations on your purchase of a new appliance! At

Electrolux Home Products, we are very proud of our product and are completely committed to providing you with the best service possible. Your satisfaction is our number one priority.

We know you’ll enjoy your new appliance and Thank You for choosing our product. We hope you consider us for future purchases.

please CAREFULLY read and save these instructions

This Use & Care Manual contains general operating instructions for your appliance and feature information for several models. Your product may not have all the described features. The graphics shown are

representative. The graphics on your appliance may not look exactly like those shown. These instructions are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.

NOTE

Please attach sales receipt here for future reference.

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Important Safety Instructions

Read all instructions before using this appliance. Save these instructions for future reference.

Definitions

This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety

messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.

WARNING

This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.

CAUTION

This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.

IMPORTANT

IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation or maintenance information which is important but not hazard-related.

Remove all tape and packaging wrap before using the appliance. Destroy the carton and plastic bags after unpacking the appliance. Never allow children to play with packaging material.

Proper Installation. Be sure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician in accordance with the National

Electrical Code No. 70 - latest edition in the

United States, or CSA C22.1, Part 1 in Canada, and local code requirements. Install only per installation instructions provided in the literature package for this appliance.

Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an authorized repair service. Know how to disconnect the electrical power to the appliance at the circuit breaker or fuse box in case of an emergency.

User Servicing. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in the manuals. All other servicing should be done only by a qualified technician to reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to the appliance.

Never modify or alter the construction of an appliance such as removal of panels, wire covers or any other permanent part of the appliance.

Storage on Appliance. Flammable materials should not be stored near surface units. This includes paper, plastic and cloth items, such as cookbooks, plasticware and towels, as well as flammable liquids. Do not store explosives, such as aerosol cans, on or near the appliance. Flammable materials may explode and result in fire or property damage.

CAUTION

Do not store items of interest to children in the cabinets above the appliance. Children climbing on the cooktop to reach items could be seriously injured.

Do not leave children alone. Children should not be left alone or unattended in the area where an appliance is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the appliance.

DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS OR AREAS NEAR

THESE UNITS. Surface units may be hot even though they are dark in color. Areas near surface units may become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials touch these areas until they have had sufficient time to cool. Among these areas are the cooktop and areas facing the cooktop.

Wear Proper Apparel. Loose-fittingor hanging garments should never be worn while using the appliance.Do not let clothing or other flammable materials contact hot surfaces.

WARNING

Never use your appliance for warming or heating the room.

Do Not Use Water or Flour on Grease Fires. Smother the fire with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry chemical or foam-typeextinguisher.

When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or grease may catch fire if allowed to become too hot.

Use Only Dry Pot holders. Moist or damp pot holders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let the pot holders touch hot surface units. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth instead of a pot holder.

Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers. Buildup of pressure may cause the container to burst and result in injury.

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Important Safety Instructions

IMPORTANT

Do not attempt to operate the cooktop during a power failure. If the power fails, always turn off the cooktop. If the cooktop is not turned off and the power resumes, the cooktop will not operate and an error message will be displayed.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR COOKTOP

Know which knob controls each surface unit.

Clean the appliance regularly to keep all parts free of grease that could catch fire. Exhaust fan ventilation hoods and grease filters should be kept clean. Do not allow grease to accumulate on hood or filter. Greasy deposits in the fan could catch fire. When flaming food under the hood, turn fan on. Refer to hood manufacturer's instructions for cleaning.

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

Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend Over Adjacent Surface Units. To reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil.

Never Leave Surface Units Unattended. Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.

Protective Liners. Do not use aluminum foil to line any part of the appliance. Only use aluminum foil as recommended for baking if used as a cover placed on the food. Any other use of protective liners or aluminum foil may result in a risk of electric shock or fire or short circuit.

Glazed Cooking Utensils. Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for range top service without breaking due to the sudden change in temperature. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for cooktop use.

Do Not Use Decorative Surface Element Covers.

If an element is accidentally turned on, the decorative cover will become hot and possibly melt. Burns will occur if the hot covers are touched. Damage may also be done to the appliance.

Do Not Clean or Operate a 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.

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 harmful fumes if applied to a hot surface.

Do Not Place Hot Cookware on Cold Cooktop

Glass. This could cause glass to break.

Do not slide pan across the cooktop surface. They may scratch the cooktop surface.

Do Not Let Pans Boil Dry. This may cause permanent damage in the form of breakage, fusion, or marking that can affect the ceramic-glass cooktop. (This type of damage is not covered by your warranty).

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of substances known to the state to

cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposure to such substances.

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About the Ceramic Glass Cooktop

The ceramic cooktop has radiant surface elements located below the surface of the glass. The design of the ceramic cooktop outlines the area of the surface element underneath. Make sure the diameter of the pan matches the diameter of the element outline on the cooktop (See Figs. 1 & 2).

Heat is transferred up through the surface of the cooktop to the cookware. Only flat-bottomcookware should be used.

The type and size of cookware, the number of surface elements in use and their settings are all factors that will affect the amount of heat that will spread to areas beyond the surface elements. The areas surrounding the elements may become hot enough to cause burns.

Fig.1 - 30” Model - Cooktop Appearance

Fig. 2 - 36” Model - Cooktop Appearance

About the Radiant Surface Elements

The element temperature rises gradually and evenly. As the temperature rises, the element will glow red. To maintain the selected setting, the element will cycle on and off. The heating element retains enough heat to provide a uniform and consistent heat during the off cycle. For efficient cooking, turn off the element several minutes before cooking is complete. This will allow residual heat to complete the cooking process.

NOTE

Please read detailed instructions for ceramic glass cooktop cleaning in the General Care & Cleaning section andBefore You Call checklist section of this Use and Care Guide.

SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS

Locations of the surface radiant elements

Your cooktop is equipped with radiant surface radiant elements with different wattage ratings. The ability to heat food quicker and in larger volumes increases as the element wattage increases.

The radiant surface elements are located on the 30” cooktop as follows:

One 9 inch radiant element located at the right front position.

One dual 5 or 7 inch radiant element located at the right rear position.

Two 7 inch radiant elements located at both the left front and rear positions.

One mid-positionradiant element located between left front and rear elements. Connects with front element to form Bridge element.

30” cooktop

The radiant surface elements are located on the 36” cooktop as follows:

One small 6 inch radiant element located at the center rear position.

One dual 5 or 7 inch radiant element located at the right rear position.

One 9 inch radiant element located at the left front position.

Two 7 inch radiant elements located at both the left front and rear position.

One mid-positionradiant element located between left front and rear elements. Connects with front element to form Bridge element.

36” cooktop

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setting surface controls

The Electronic Surface Element Control (ESEC)

The Electronic Surface Element Control (“ESEC”) feature includes digital display windows. The ESEC feature provides a numeric digital setting for the radiant surface element positions on the cooktop. These settings work the same way as normal knob setting indicators work except the settings are displayed in digital windows (Figs. 1 thru 4).

The available ESEC Display Settings

The ESEC control provides various heat levels from Hi (Fig. 2) toLo (Fig. 4) and OFF (Fig. 1). The settings between9.5 and3.0 decrease or increase in increments of .5 (1/2). The settings between3.0 and1.2 are Simmer settings which decrease or increase in increments of .2 (1/5) toLo (Figure 4; lowest Simmer setting)

for more precise settings at lower heat levels. Use the Recommended Surface Setting Chart to determine the correct setting for the kind of food you are preparing.

ESEC Power Failure Indicator Message (PF)

When the range is first plugged in or when the power supply to the range has been interrupted, the ESEC control will display the message "PF" (Power Failure; See Fig. 5). After a few seconds the"PF" message will disappear from the display.

ESEC Hot Element Indicator Message (HE)

After using any of the single or dual radiant element positions the cooktop will become very hot. Even after turning the control knob to OFF, the cooktop will remain hot for some time. The ESEC control monitors the temperature of the cooktop and displays the message “HE” (hot element) warning when the cooktop is still too hot to touch (See Fig. 6). If theHE message appears in the window, the control can still be turned on again for use.

ESEC Error Indicator Message (Er)

An error message will be displayed (glowing “Er”) at power up (or after a power failure) if ANY of the surface control knobs were left in the ON positions (See Fig. 7). If a power failure should occur, be sure to set all of the surface control knobs to the OFF position. This will reset the surface controls.

Once the surface controls have been set to the OFF positions, the surface controls should return to normal operation. If the surface controls do not function and the “Er” message remains in any display after following these procedures, contact your authorized servicer for assistance.

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

5.0

Fig. 3 Fig. 4

Fig. 5

He

 

Fig. 7

Fig. 6

 

Control knobs shown are typical only.

Surface cooking settings

Use the chart to determine the correct setting for the type of food you are preparing.

Note: The size and type of cookware used will influence the setting needed for best cooking results.

Recommended Setting for Surface Element

Setting

Type of Cooking

 

 

HIGH (HI)

Start most foods; bring water to a boil

 

and pan broiling.

 

 

MEDIUM HIGH

Continue a rapid boil; frying, deep fat

(8-10)

frying.

 

 

MEDIUM (6)

Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces

 

and gravies; steaming vegetables.

MEDIUM LOW

Keep foods cooking; poaching and

(2 - 4)

stewing.

 

 

LOW (LO)

Keep warm, melting and simmering.

 

 

NOTE

Radiant elements have a limiter that allows the element to cycle on and off, even at the HI setting. This helps to prevent damage to the ceramic smooth top. Cycling at the HI setting is normal and can occur if the cookware is too small for the radiant element or if the cookware bottom is not flat.

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Operating the Single Surface Radiant Elements

The cooktop has 2 or 3 SINGLE radiant surface elements: the RIGHT FRONT position and the LEFT REAR position, and the center rear position (on the 36” model only). The left rear element may also be used with the Bridge element (Figures 1 and 2).

To Operate the Single Radiant Surface Elements

1.Place correctly sized cookware on the radiant surface element.

2.Push in and turn the surface control knob in either direction to the desired setting (Figure 3).

3.Turn the knob to adjust the setting if desired. Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. Each surface element provides a constant amount of heat at each setting. A glowing red surface heating area extending beyond the bottom edge of the cookware indicates the cookware is too small for the surface heating area.

4.When cooking has completed, turn the surface control knob to OFF before removing the cookware.

NOTE

The surface “Element On” indicator lights will glow when one or more elements are turned on. A quick glance at these indicator lights when cooking is finished is an easy check to be sure all surface elements are turned off.

NOTE

See Recommended Setting for Surface Element table on page 6.

CAUTION

Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on cooktop when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch fire if placed too close to the surface elements.

CAUTION

Do not allow aluminum foil, or ANY material that can melt to make contact with the ceramic glass cooktop. If these items melt on the cooktop they will damage the ceramic cooktop.

Setting surface controls

Figure 1

Figure 2

 

Control knob

 

shown is

Figure 3

typical only.

CAUTION

Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been turned off. HE (Hot Element) message will turn on and will continue to glow until the glass cooktop has cooled down to a moderate level.The glass surface may still be hot and burns may occur if the glass surface is touched before the indicator light has turned OFF. The message may remain on even though the controls are turned OFF.

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Setting surface controls

Operating the Dual Surface Radiant Element

The cooktop is equipped with a dual radiant surface element located at the right rear (See Figures 1 & 2) position. Symbols around the knob are used to indicate which coil of the dual radiant element will heat. The symbol indicates that only the inner coil will heat (Fig. 5). Thesymbol indicates that both inner and outer coils will heat (Fig. 6). You may switch from either coil setting at any time during cooking.

To Operate the Dual Surface Element

1.Place correctly sized cookware on the dual surface element.

2.Push in and turn the control knob as shown in Figure 3 for smaller cookware or in Figure 4 for larger cookware.

3.Turn the knob to adjust the setting if needed. Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. Each surface element provides a constant amount of heat at each setting. A glowing red surface heating area extending beyond the bottom edge of the cookware indicates the cookware is too small for the surface heating area.

4.When cooking has completed, turn the surface control knob to OFF before removing the cookware.

NOTE

The surface “Element On” indicator lights will glow when one or more elements are turned on. A quick glance at these indicator lights when cooking is finished is an easy check to be sure all surface elements are turned off.

NOTE

See Recommended Setting for Surface Element table on page 6.

CAUTION

Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on cooktop when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch fire if placed too close to the surface elements.

CAUTION

Do not allow aluminum foil, or ANY material that can melt to make contact with the ceramic glass cooktop. If these items melt on the cooktop they will

damage the ceramic cooktop.

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Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

Figure 4

Control knobs shown are typical only.

Fig. 5

Fig. 6

CAUTION

Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been turned off. HE (Hot Element) message will turn on and will continue to glow until the glass cooktop has cooled down to a moderate level.The glass surface may still be hot and burns may occur if the glass surface is touched before the indicator light has turned OFF. The message may remain on even though the controls are turned OFF.

Operating the Bridge Surface Radiant Element

The cooktop is equipped with a “BRIDGE” surface element located at the left front and middle (See Figures 1 & 2) positions. The Bridge can be used when cooking with rectangular (like a griddle) or oval shaped cookware. The element will maintain an even temperature setting across both portions of the Bridge. If needed for normal cookware, the Bridge element can work like a single element without the Bridge (See Figure 5). The symbol indicates that only the front potion will heat (Fig. 3). Thesymbol indicates that both front and middle portions will heat (Fig. 4). You may switch from either coil setting at any time during cooking.

To Operate the Bridge Surface Element:

1.Place correctly sized cookware on the Bridge surface element.

2.Push in and turn the control knob as shown in Figure 3 to heat the front portion of the Bridge element for normal shaped cookware or in Figure 4 for larger or rectangular shaped cookware.

3.Turn the knob to adjust the setting if needed. Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. Each surface element provides a constant amount of heat at each setting. A glowing red surface heating area extending beyond the bottom edge of the cookware indicates the cookware is too small. Please note that not all cookware will fit the Bridge element correctly.

4.When cooking has completed, turn the surface control knob to OFF before removing the cookware.

The BRIDGE element may also be used in combination with the left rear single element (See Figure 7). Because these elements have 2 different controls, one element can be used to cook while the other element may be used to keep food warm.

NOTE

The surface “Element On” indicator lights will glow when one or more elements are turned on. A quick glance at these indicator lights when cooking is finished is an easy check to be sure all surface elements are turned off.

NOTE

See Recommended Setting for Surface Element table on page 6.

Setting surface controls

Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

 

Figure 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 5

Figure 6

Front portion

Front & Middle

only

portions

Figure 7

Front & Middle

plus Left Rear

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SURFACE COOKING

Selecting Surface Cooking Cookware

Cookware should have flat bottoms that make good contact with the entire surface heating element. Check for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom of the cookware (See Figure 1).

Figure 1

Be sure to follow the recommendations for using cookware as shown in Figure 2.

CORRECT

INCORRECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Flat bottom and straight

• Curved and warped pan

 

 

 

 

 

bottoms.

 

 

sides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Tight fitting lids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Weight of handle does

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

not tilt pan. Pan is well

• Pan overhangs unit by

 

 

balanced.

 

 

 

 

 

more than one-halfinch.

• Pan sizes match the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amount of food to be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

prepared and the size

• Pan is smaller than the

 

 

of the surface element.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

element.

• Made of material that

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

conducts heat well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Easy to clean.

• Heavy handle tilts the

• Always match pot

 

 

 

 

 

pan.

 

 

diameter to element

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

surface diameter.

Figure 2

 

NOTE

The size and type of cookware used will influence the setting needed for best cooking results.

Cookware Material types

The cookware material determines how evenly and quickly heat is transferred from the surface element to the pan bottom. The most popular materials available are:

ALUMINUM - Excellent heat conductor. Some types of food will cause it to darken (Anodized aluminum cookware resists staining & pitting). If aluminum pans slide across the ceramic glass cooktop, they may leave metal marks which will resemble scratches. Remove these marks immediately.

COPPER - Excellent heat conductor but discolors easily. May leave metal marks on ceramic glass (see Aluminum above).

STAINLESS STEEL - Slow heat conductor with uneven cooking results. Is durable, easy to clean and resists staining.

CAST IRON - A poor heat conductor however will retain heat very well. Cooks evenly once cooking temperature is reached. Not recommended for use on ceramic cooktops.

PORCELAIN-ENAMELon METAL- Heating characteristics will vary depending on base material. Porcelain-enamel coating must be smooth to avoid scratching ceramic cooktops.

GLASS - Slow heat conductor. Not recommended for ceramic cooktop surfaces because it may scratch the glass.

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Care & cleaning

Cleaning Various Parts of Your Cooktop

Before cleaning any part of the cooktop, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the cooktop is COOL. Remove spillovers and heavy soiling as soon as possible. Regular cleanings now will reduce the difficulty and extent of a major cleaning later.

Surfaces

How to Clean

Painted and Plastic

For general cleaning, use hot soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and

Body Parts

built-upgrease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30

 

to 60 minutes. Rinse with a damp cloth and dry. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners

 

on any of these materials; they can scratch or dull the finish.

Stainless Steel

Wipe the control panel clean after each use. Before cleaning the control

Decorative Trim Cooktop, Control

panel, turn all controls to OFF and remove the control knobs. To remove, pull each

Knobs, Control Panel

knob straight off the shaft. Clean using hot, soapy water and a cloth. Do not use

 

cleaners with high concentrations of chlorides or chlorines. Do not use

 

harsh scrubbing cleaners. Be sure to squeeze excess water from the cloth before

 

wiping the panel; especially when wiping around the controls. Excess water in or

 

around the controls may cause damage to the appliance. Only use kitchen cleaners

 

that are especially made for cleaning stainless steel. Always be sure to rinse the

 

cleaners from the surface as bluish stains may occur during heating that cannot be

 

removed. To replace knobs after cleaning, line up the flat sides of both the knob

 

and the shaft; then push the knob into place.

 

 

Ceramic Glass

See Ceramic Glass Cooktop in this Owner’s Guide.

Cooktop

 

 

 

Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning &

Maintenance

Consistent and proper cleaning is essential to maintaining your Ceramic glass cooktop.

Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended CERAMA BRYTE® Cleaning Creme to the ceramic surface. Clean and buff with a non abrasive cloth or pad. This will make cleaning easier when soiled from cooking. The special cooktop cleaning cream leaves a protective finish on the glass to help prevent scratches and abrasions.

Sliding aluminum or copper clad bottom pans on the cooktop can cause metal markings on the cooktop surface. These marks should be removed immediately after the cooktop has cooled using the cooktop cleaning cream. Metal marks can become permanent if not removed prior to future use.

Cookware (cast iron, metal, ceramic or glass) with rough bottoms can mark or scratch the cooktop surface. Do not slide anything metal or glass across the cooktop.

Do not use your cooktop as a cutting board or work surface in the kitchen.Do not cook foods directly on the cooktop surface without a pan.Do not drop heavy or hard objects on the glass cooktop, or they may crack it.

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Care & cleaning

Cleaning Recommendations for the Ceramic Glass Cooktop

CAUTION

Before cleaning the cooktop, be sure the controls are turned to OFF and the cooktop is COOL.

WARNING

DO NOT use a cooktop cleaner on a hot cooktop. The fumes can be hazardous to your health, and can chemically damage the ceramic glass surface.

For light to moderate soil:

Apply a few drops of CookTop® Cleaning Creme directly to the cooktop. Use a paper towel or use a nonabrasive plastic typeno-scratch pad to clean the entire cooktop surface. Make sure the cooktop is cleaned thoroughly, leaving no residue.

For heavy, burned on soil:

Apply a few drops of CookTop® Cleaning Creme directly to the soiled area. Rub the soiled area using a nonabrasive plastic typeno-scratch pad, applying pressure as needed. Do not use the pad you use to clean the cooktop for any other purpose.

IMPORTANT

Damage to the ceramic glass cooktop may occur if you use an abrasive type scratch pad. Only use cleaning products that have been specifically designed for ceramic glass cooktop.

If soils remain, carefully scrape soils with a metal razor blade scraper, holding scraper at a 30 degree angle to the surface. Remove loosened soils, then apply a few drops of cleaning cream and buff surface clean.

Plastic or foods with a high sugar content:

These types of soils need be removed immediately if spilled or melted onto the ceramic cooktop surface. Permanent damage (such as pitting of the cooktop surface) may occur if not removed immediately. After turning the surface elements OFF, use a razor blade scraper or a metal spatula with a mitt and scrape the soil from the hot surface (as illustrated). Allow the cooktop to cool, and use the same method for heavy or burned on soils.

Do not use the following on the ceramic glass cooktop:

Do not use abrasive cleaners and scouring pads, such as metal and some nylon pads. They may scratch the cooktop, making it more difficult to clean.

Do not use harsh cleaners, such as chlorine bleach, ammonia or oven cleaners, as they may etch or discolor the cooktop.

Do not use dirty sponges, cloths or paper towels, as they can leave soil or lint on the cooktop which can burn and cause Special Caution for Aluminum Foil and Aluminum Cooking Utensils

Aluminum foil

Use of aluminum foil will damage the cooktop. Do not use under any circumstances.

Aluminum utensils

Since the melting point of aluminum is much lower than that of other metals, care must be taken when aluminum pots or pans are used. Pans that boil dry may permanently damage cooktop by breaking, fusing to, or marking it.

Care and Cleaning of Stainless Steel

Some models are equipped with stainless steel exterior parts. Special care and cleaning are required for maintaining the appearance of stainless parts. Refer to theGeneral Care & Cleaning table for detailed cleaning instructions.

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Before you call (Solutions to Common Problems)

IMPORTANT

Before you call for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.

OCCURRENCE

POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION

 

 

Entire cooktop does

House fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped. Check/reset breaker or replace fuse. If

not operate.

the problem is a circuit overload, have this situation corrected by a qualified electrician.

 

Service wiring not complete. Contact installation agent or dealer.

 

Power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call local electric company.

 

 

Surface element

No power to appliance. Check/reset breaker or replace fuse. If the problem is a circuit

does not heat.

overload, or improper connection of the armored cable supplied with the appliance, have

 

this situation corrected by a qualified electrician.

 

Too low heat setting. Turn control to a slightly higher setting until element comes on.

 

Incorrect control is on. Be sure to use correct control for the element to be used.

 

 

Surface element

Incorrect control setting. Raise or lower setting until proper amount of heat is obtained. Dial

too hot or not hot

markings are an indicator of relative heat settings and will vary slightly.

enough.

Lightweight or warped pans being used. Use only flat, evenly balanced, medium or

 

 

heavyweight cookware.

 

Voltage is incorrect. Be sure appliance is properly connected to the specified power source.

 

Use only flat bottom, evenly balanced, medium or heavyweight cookware. Pans having a flat

 

bottom heat better than warped pans. Cookware material affects heating. Heavy and medium

 

weight pans heat evenly. Because lightweight pans heat unevenly, foods may burn easily.

Food not heating

Improper cookware. Select flat-bottomedcookware of a proper size to fit element.

evenly.

Incorrect control setting. Raise or lower setting until proper amount of heat is obtained.

 

 

 

Scratches or

Coarse particles (such as salt or sand) are between cooktop and utensil. Be sure cooktop

abrasions on ceramic

surface and bottom of utensils are clean before use. Small scratches do not affect cooking

glass cooktop

and will become less visible with use.

surface.

Cleaning materials not recommended for glass ceramic cooktop have been used. See

 

 

Ceramic-Glass Cooktop section in this Owner’s Guide.

 

Cookware with rough bottom has been used. Use flat-bottomed,smooth utensils. See

 

Selecting Surface Cooking Utensils in this Owner’s Guide.

 

 

Metal marks on

Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal utensils on

ceramic glass

cooktop surface. Use a mildly abrasive cleanser to remove marks.

cooktop surface.

 

Brown streaks and specks on ceramic glass cooktop surface.

Boilovers have cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. See CeramicGlass Cooktop section in this Owner’s Guide.

Cleaning materials not recommended for ceramic-glasscooktop have been used. Use recommended cleaners and cleaning method. SeeCeramic-Glass Cooktop section in this Owner’s Guide.

Areas of

Mineral deposits from water and food. Wet surface with water and sprinkle on a cooktop

discoloration on

cleaning creme. Scrub with a clean damp paper towel until the stain disappears. Wipe

ceramic glass

remaining paste away, then apply a small amount of cooktop cleaning creme and polish

cooktop surface.

with a clean paper towel. Use cookware with clean, dry bottoms. See Ceramic-Glass

 

Cooktop section in this Owner’s Guide.

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MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY

Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.

Exclusions This warranty does not cover the following:

1Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.

2Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada.

3Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.

4Products purchased "as-is"are not covered by this warranty.

5Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.

6Products used in a commercial setting.

7Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.

8Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.

9Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.

10Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumable, or knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.

11Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.

12Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc.

13Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.

DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIES WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES

Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be product repair or replacement as provided herein. Claims based on implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law, but not less than one year. Electrolux shall not be liable for consequential or incidental damages such as property damage and incidental expenses resulting from any breach of this written limited warranty or any implied warranty. Some states and provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on the duration of implied warranties, so these limitations or exclusions may not imply to you. This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state.

If You Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty periodNeed should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.Service Service under this warranty must be obtained contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers

below.

This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.

USA

Canada

1.800.944.9044

1.800.265.8352

Electrolux Major Appliances

Electrolux Canada Corp.

North America

5855 Terry Fox Way

P.O. Box 212378

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Augusta, GA 30907

L5V 3E4

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