Amana AGC6540KF User Guide

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GAS COOKTOP

USER INSTRUCTIONS

THANK YOU for purchasing this high-quality product. Register your new cooktop at www.amana.com. In Canada, register

your cooktop at www.amanacanada.ca.

 

 

For future reference, please make a note of your product model and serial numbers. These can be found on the bottom

of the cooktop.

 

 

Model Number__________________________________________

Serial Number___________________________________________

Para una versión de estas instrucciones en español, visite www.amana.com.

 

Deberá tener los números de modelo y serie. Se encuentran en la parte inferior de la superficie de cocción.

Table of Contents

 

COOKTOP SAFETY........................................................................

 

2

KEY USAGE TIPS............................................................................

 

3

LP Gas Conversion.......................................................................

 

3

Placement of Burner Heads and Caps........................................

3

Lighting the Burners.....................................................................

 

3

Cleaning the Burner: Tips.............................................................

 

3

COOKTOP USE...............................................................................

 

4

Cooktop Controls.........................................................................

 

4

Assembling the Burners...............................................................

 

4

Grate Placement...........................................................................

 

5

Cooktop Features.........................................................................

 

5

Home Canning..............................................................................

 

5

Cookware......................................................................................

 

5

COOKTOP CARE............................................................................

 

6

General Cleaning..........................................................................

 

6

TROUBLESHOOTING.....................................................................

 

7

WARRANTY.....................................................................................

 

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COOKTOP SAFETY

Your safety and the safety of others are very important.

many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety

safety alert symbol.

alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.

messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” mean:

DANGER WARNING

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately follow instructions.

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.

All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.

WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or death.

Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:

Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electrical switch.

Do not use any phone in your building.

Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.

If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.

Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

WARNING: Gas leaks cannot always be detected by smell.

Gas suppliers recommend that you use a gas detector approved by UL or CSA.

For more information, contact your gas supplier.

If a gas leak is detected, follow the “What to do if you smell gas” instructions.

State of California Proposition 65 Warnings:

WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.

WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury to persons, or damage when using the cooktop, follow basic precautions, including the following:

WARNING: NEVER use this appliance as a space heater to heat or warm the room. Doing so may result in carbon monoxide poisoning and overheating of the cooktop.

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

Proper Installation – The cooktop, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA70 or the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1. Be sure the cooktop is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician.

This cooktop is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug for your protection against shock hazard and should be plugged directly into a properly grounded receptacle. Do not cut or remove the grounding prong from this plug.

Disconnect the electrical supply before servicing the cooktop.

Injuries may result from the misuse of the cooktop such as stepping, leaning, or sitting on the top surface.

Maintenance – Keep cooktop area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline, and other flammable vapors and liquids.

Storage on the cooktop – Flammable materials should not be stored on or near surface units.

Top burner flame size should be adjusted so it does not extend beyond the edge of the cooking utensil.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

KEY USAGE TIPS

LP Gas Conversion

IMPORTANT: This cooktop is factory set for use with Natural gas. If you wish to use Liquid Propane (LP), call a licensed professional to install the LP gas conversion kit (included).

Placement of Burner Heads and Caps

All burner caps and burner bases should be properly installed BEFORE operating the cooktop. Check that each burner has the right size head and cap.

Refer to the “Sealed Surface Burners” section for proper burner head placement details.

Lighting the Burners

IMPORTANT: All burners will click/spark when a knob is pushed in. A burner will light only if the knob is pushed in and then turned counterclockwise to IGNITE.

To light the burners:

1.Push in the knob.

2.Turn the knob counterclockwise to IGNITE. Wait until you see a flame.

3.Turn the knob to anywhere between H and L to the desired setting.

Power failure

In case of a power failure, burners can be lit manually. Hold a lit match near the burner and turn the knob counterclockwise to IGNITE.

Cleaning the Burner: Tips

The burners should be kept clean. Spillovers should be cleaned immediately since they can clog the openings in the burners.

IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are OFF and the cooktop is cool. For more information, see the “General Cleaning” section.

■■ Remove the burner cap from the base. Clean the burner cap with hot soapy water, and then rinse it.

■■ Remove the burner base and clean the gas tube opening under the base.

■■ Clean clogged burner ports with a straight pin, needle, or small-gauge wire as shown. Do not use a wooden toothpick or clean in the dishwasher.

■■ Gently clean the igniter with a damp cloth.

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COOKTOP USE

Cooktop Controls

WARNING

Fire Hazard

Do not let the burner flame extend beyond the edge of the pan.

Turn off all controls when not cooking.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire.

IMPORTANT: Your cooktop is factory set for use with Natural gas. If you wish to use LP gas, an LP Gas Conversion Kit is included with your new cooktop. See the instructions included with the LP Gas Conversion Kit for details on making this conversion.

Electric igniters automatically light the surface burners when control knobs are turned to IGNITE.

The large burners provide the highest heat setting and are ideal for cooking large quantities of food or liquid and using large pots and pans. The small burners allow more accurate simmer control at the lowest setting and are ideal for cooking smaller quantities of food and using smaller pots and pans.

Before setting a control knob, place filled cookware on the grate. Do not operate a burner while using empty cookware or without any cookware on the grate.

NOTE: Visually check that the burner has lit. If the burner does not ignite, listen for a clicking sound. If you do not hear the igniter click, turn off the burner. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or blown household fuse.

Check that the control knob is pressed completely down on the valve shaft. If the spark igniter still does not operate, call a trained repair specialist.

On units with re-ignition spark modules, proper grounding and polarity are necessary for correct operation of the electric ignition system. If the wall receptacle does not provide correct polarity, the igniter will become grounded and occasionally click, even after the burner has ignited. Contact a trained repair specialist to check the wall receptacle to see whether it is wired with the correct polarity.

To Set:

1.Push in and turn knob counterclockwise to IGNITE.

All surface burners will click. Only the burner with the control knob turned to IGNITE will produce a flame.

2.Turn knob to anywhere between H and L. Use the following chart as a guide when setting heat levels.

Setting

Recommended Use

 

 

 

Ignite

■■

Light the burner.

 

 

 

H (High)

■■

Start food cooking.

 

■■ Bring liquid to a boil.

 

 

 

Medium-High

■■

Hold a rapid boil.

(between Med

■■

Quickly brown or sear food.

and H)

 

 

Med (Medium)

■■

Fry or sauté foods.

 

■■ Maintain a slow boil.

 

■■ Cook soups, sauces, and gravies.

 

 

 

Medium-Low

■■

Stew or steam foods.

(between Med

■■

Simmer.

and L)

 

 

 

 

 

L (Low)

■■

Keep food warm.

REMEMBER: When cooktop is in use, the entire cooktop area may become hot.

Power failure

In case of prolonged power failure, the surface burners can be lit manually. Hold a lit match near a burner and turn knob counterclockwise to IGNITE. After burner lights, turn knob to setting. Do not use a grill or griddle accessory during a power failure as the vent fan will not operate.

Assembling the Burners

AGC6540KF

A B

DC

A.Standard burner

B.Standard burner

C.Standard burner

D.Standard burner (simmer)

AGC6556KF

A B C

E D

A.Standard burner

B.Standard burner

C.Standard burner (simmer)

D.Standard burner

E.Standard burner

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Standard and Power Simmer Dual Stacked Burners

■■ Burner caps and spreaders are included with your cooktop. ■■ Always match the burner spreader size to the cap size.

■■ Always line up the hole in the spreader to the electrode.

■■ Standard and power simmer dual stacked burners are similar in assembly. Note that there is no hole in the dual stacked burner spreader to insert the electrode. The dual stacked burner electrode (C) aligns with the semicircle notch in the spreader (B).

A

B

C

Standard Burner

A.Cap

B.Spreader

C.Electrode

Grate Placement

To install the grates, align the feet on the center grate with the indents on the cooktop. Then install the 2 outer grates by aligning the tabs on the center grate with the slots in the outer grates. Be sure to line up the slots and tabs for proper grate alignment.

A.Outer grate slot

B.Center grate tab

Cooktop Features

Simmer Burner

The Simmer burner is for simmering sauces. Position the knob between Melt and H, depending upon the desired simmer level.

Stainless Steel Finish

The easy-to-clean stainless steel finish helps keep your cooktop looking new and bright. The finish preserves stainless steel by avoiding staining, discoloration and yellowing, while making even baked-on soils easier to clean. Your cooktop finish should be cleaned the same way as traditional stainless steel. A soft cloth or non-scratch sponge and warm soapy water will remove most food soils.

Home Canning

When canning for long periods, alternate the use of surface burners between batches. This allows time for the most-recently used areas to cool.

■■ Center the canner on the grate above the burner.

■■ Do not place canner on 2 surface burners at the same time.

■■ For more information, contact your local agricultural department. Companies that manufacture home canning products can also offer assistance.

Cookware

IMPORTANT: Do not leave empty cookware on a hot surface cooking area, element, or surface burner.

Ideal cookware should have a flat bottom, straight sides, and a well-fitting lid, and the material should be of medium- to-heavy thickness.

Rough finishes may scratch the cooktop. Aluminum and copper may be used as a core or base in cookware. However, when used as a base, they can leave permanent marks on the cooktop or grates.

Cookware material is a factor in how quickly and evenly heat is transferred which affects cooking results. A nonstick finish has the same characteristics as its base material.

For example, aluminum cookware with a nonstick finish will take on the properties of aluminum.

Use the following chart as a guide for cookware material characteristics.

Cookware

Characteristics

 

 

Aluminum

■■ Heats quickly and evenly.

 

■■ Suitable for all types of cooking

 

■■ Medium or heavy thickness is best

 

 

for most cooking tasks.

Cast iron

■■ Heats slowly and evenly.

 

■■ Good for browning and frying

 

■■ Maintains heat for slow cooking.

 

 

 

Ceramic or

■■

Follow manufacturer’s instructions.

ceramic glass

■■ Heats slowly but unevenly.

 

 

■■ Ideal results on low-to-medium

 

 

heat settings

 

 

Copper

■■ Heats very quickly and evenly.

 

 

 

Earthenware

■■

Follow manufacturer’s instructions.

 

■■ Use on low heat settings.

 

 

Porcelain

■■ See stainless steel or cast iron.

enamel-

 

 

on-steel or

 

 

cast iron

 

 

 

 

Stainless steel

■■ Heats quickly but unevenly.

 

■■ A core or base of aluminum or copper

on stainless steel provides even heating.

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