Setting surface burners, To set surface burners, Important notes – Kenmore 790.7050 User Manual
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Setting Surface Controls
Setting surface burners
Your gas appliance may be equipped with different sized
surface burners. The ability to heat food quicker and in
larger volumes increases as the burner size increases. It is
important to select cookware that is suitable for the amount
and type of food being prepared.
The smaller SIMMER burner (on some models) is best suited
for simmering delicate sauces, etc.
The standard size burners may be used for most surface
cooking needs. Some models are equipped with
The larger POWER burners (on some models) or TURBO
BOIL burner (on some models) are recommended for
bringing large quantities of liquid to temperature and when
preparing larger quantities of food.
To set surface burners:
Place cooking utensil on center of surface burner grate.
Be sure the cooking utensil sets stable on the burner
Push the desired surface control knob in and turn
counterclockwise out of the OFF position (Fig. 1).
Release the surface control knob and rotate to the LITE
position. Visually check that the burner has lit.
Once the burner has
a flame, push the control knob in
and turn counterclockwise to the desired flame size.
Use the control knob markings and adjust the flame as
• DO NOT cook with the surface control knob left in the
LITE position. The electronic ignitor will continue to spark
if the control knob setting remains in the LITE position .
• When setting any surface control knob to the LITE
position, all electronic surface ignitors will spark at the
same time. However, only the surface burner you are
setting will ignite.
• NEVER place or straddle
a cooking utensil over
different surface cooking areas at the same time. This
can cause uneven heating results.
• In the event of an electrical power outage, the surface
burners can be lit manually. Use caution when lighting
surface burners manually. To light a surface burner, hold
a lit match to the burner head, then slowly turn the
surface control knob to LITE. After burner lights push in
and turn knob to desired setting.
! Do not place flammable items such as
plastic salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic
wrappings on the 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 range cooktop.
Do not place aluminum foil, or ANY
material that can melt on the range cooktop. If these items
melt they may permanently damage the cooktop surface.
Be sure to read and observe all the following points when
home canning with your appliance. Check with the USDA
(United States Department of Agriculture) website and be
sure to read all the information they have available as well
as follow their recommendations for home canning
• Use only quality flat bottom canners when home canning.
a straight-edge to check canner bottom.
• Use only
a completely flat bottom canner.
• Make sure the diameter of the canner does not exceed 1
inch beyond the surface element markings or burner.
• Start with hot tap water to bring water to boil more
Use the highest heat setting when first bringing the water
to a boil. Once boiling is achieved, reduce heat to lowest
possible setting to maintain that boil.