Your new cooktop has gas burners. If you are used
to cooking with induction or other electric surface
units, you will notice some differences when you use
The best types of cookware to use, plus heat-up and
cool-down times, depend upon the type of burner or
surface unit you have.
The following chart will help you to understand the
differences between gas burner
other type of cooktop you may have used in the past.
How it Works
Regular or sealed
gas burners use
Flames heat the pans directly. Pan flatness is not critical to cooking results, but
pans should be well balanced. Gas burners heat the pan right away and change
heat settings right away. When you turn the control off, cooking stops right away.
or natural gas.
Heat travels to the glass surface and then to the cookware, so pans must be flat on
the bottom for good cooking results. The glass cooktop stays hot enough to
continue cooking after it is turned off. Remove the pan from the surface unit if
you want cooking to stop.
under a glass
Pans must be made of ferrous metals (metal that attracts a magnet). Heat is
produced by a magnetic circuit between the coil and the pan. Heats up right away
and changes heat settings right away,
a gas cooktop. After turning the control
off, the glass cooktop is hot from the heat of the pan, but cooking stops right away.
over a drip pan.
Heats by direct contact with the pan and by heating the air under the pan. For best
cooking results, use good quality pans. Electric coils are more forgiving of
warped pans than radiant or solid disks. Heats up quickly but does not change
heat settings as quickly as gas or induction. Electric coils stay hot enough to
for a short time after they are turned off.
Solid cast iron
disk sealed to the
Heats by direct contact with the pan, so pans must be flat on the bottom for good
cooking results. Heats up and cools down more slowly than electric coils. The
disk stays hot enough to continue cooking after it is turned off. Remove the pan
from the solid disk if you want the cooking to stop.
Lighting Instructions for Electric Ignition Models
Your surface burners are lighted by electric ignition,
eliminating the need for standing pilot lights with
Surface burners in use when an electrical power
failure occurs will continue to operate normally.
The electrode of the spark igniter is exposed.
In case of a power failure, you can
When one burner is turned to
all the burners
burners on your range with a match. Hold a lighted
match to the burner, then turn the knob to the
position. Use extreme caution when lighting
burners this way.
spark. Do not attempt to disassemble or clean
around any burner while another burner is on.
An electric shock may result, which could cause
you to knock over hot cookware.
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