USING YOUR RANGE
USING THE SURFACE COOKING AREAS (CONT.)
Home canning information
To protect your range:
Use the correct cookware to prevent damage to
the surface cooking area, cooktop, wiring, and
Use flat-bottomed canners/pans for best results.
Use the largest
If the cookware is too small for the surface
surface cooking area for
best results. Also, use a
canner/pan that you can
cooking area or the bottom is not flat, the surface
cooking area could stay glowing red for an
extended length of time causing damage to
center over the surface
cooking area and that
does not extend more
than one inch outside
the surface cooking
area. Large diameter
canners/pans, if not
If you start cooking on high, it is important to turn
the control down to a lower setting to complete
The surface cooking area could overheat or be
damaged if a pot has boiled dry or has been left
empty on a hot surface cooking area.
centered correctly, trap heat and can cause
damage to the cooktop.
Do not place your canner on 2 surface cooking
areas at the same time.
Too much heat will build
up and damage the
Using the right cookware
makes a big difference
Start with hot water.
This reduces the time
the control is set on
high. Reduce the heat
setting to the lowest
position needed to keep
Flat bottomed cookware, including woks,
canners, and teakettles, will provide better
contact with the surface cooking area and
provide the best cooking results.
Warped, dented, and ribbed-bottomed
When canning for long periods of time, alternate
use of the surface cooking areas between batches
to allow the areas to cool down, or prepare food in
cookware can result in uneven cooking
due to incomplete contact with the
surface cooking area.
Cookware that has been designed with
slightly indented bottoms or small
expansion channels can be used.
On coil element model, keep your reflector bowls
clean so that they will always reflect heat well.
Refer to your canner manual for specific
Choose medium to heavy gauge
The pan material (type of metal or glass)
affects how quickly and evenly the
Optional canning kit
(Coil element cooktop model)
Most water-bath or pressure canners have large
diameters. If you do canning with them at high heat
settings for long periods of time, you can shorten
the life of regular coil elements. This can also
damage the cooktop. If you plan to use the cooktop
for canning, we recommend the installation of a
Canning Kit. Order the kit (Part No. 242905) from
your Whirlpool dealer or authorized Whirlpool