After Lighting a Burner
After the burner ignites, turn the knob to adjust the
Do not operate a burner for an extended period of
time without cookware on the grate. The finish on the
grate may chip without cookware to absorb the heat.
Check to be sure the burner you turned on is the one
you want to use.
Be sure the burners and grates are cool before you
place your hand, a pot holder, cleaning cloths or
other materials on them.
How to Select Flame Size
Watch the flame, not the knob, as you reduce heat.
Any flame larger than the
bottom of the cookware is
wasted and only serves to
The flame size on a gas burner should match the
cookware you are using.
FOR SAFE HANDLING OF COOKWARE NEVER
UP THE SIDES OF
Aluminum: Medium-weight cookware is
recommended because it heats quickly and evenly.
Most foods brown evenly in an aluminum skillet.
Use saucepans with tight-fitting lids when cooking
with minimum amounts of water.
Glass: There are two types of glass cookware-those
for oven use only and those for top-of-range cooking
(saucepans, coffee and teapots). Glass conducts heat
Heatproof Glass Ceramic: Can be used for either
surface or oven cooking. It conducts heat very slowly
and cools very slowly. Check cookware manufacturer’s
directions to be sure it can be used on gas ranges.
Cast-Iron: If heated slowly, most skillets will give
Enamelware: Under some conditions, the enamel of
some cookware may melt. Follow cookware
manufacturer’s recommendations for cooking methods.
Stainless Steel: This metal alone has poor heating
properties and is usually combined with copper,
aluminum or other metals for improved heat
distribution. Combination metal skillets usually work
satisfactorily if they are used with medium heat as the
Grills (on models with sealed burners)
Wok Cooking (on models with sealed burners)
Do not use stove top grills
on your sealed gas burners.
If you use the stove top
grill on the sealed gas
We recommend that you
use only a flat-bottomed wok.
They are available at your local
burner it will cause
Do not use woks that have
support rings. Use of these
types of woks, with or
incomplete combustion and
in exposure to
carbon monoxide levels
above allowable current
standards. This can be
hazardous to your health.
without the ring in place,
can be dangerous. Placing
may cause the burner
to work improperly resulting in carbon monoxide
levels above allowable current standards. This could
be dangerous to your health. Do not try to use such
woks without the ring. You could be seriously burned
if the wok tipped over.