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

a center


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


Important notes:

• 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.

Fig. 1


! 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.

Home Canning

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.

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