Important safety instructions – GE JGP331 User Manual

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Do not use water on grease fires.

Never pick up a flaming pan.


off burner, then smother flaming pan

by covering pan completely with well-fitting lid,
cookie sheet or flat tray. Flaming grease outside a
pan can be put out by covering with baking soda
or if available a multi-purpose dry


foam-type extinguisher.

Do not store flammable materials near the


Do not store or use gasoline or other

flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance.

Do not let cooking grease or other

flammable materials accumulate

in or near the cooktop.

Always use the LITE position when

igniting top burners and make sure the
burners have ignited.

Never leave surface burners unattended at

high flame settings.

Boilover causes smoking and

greasy spillovers that may catch on fire.

Adjust surface burner flame size so it does

not extend beyond the edge of the cookware.

Excessive flame is hazardous.


Use only dry pot

moist or damp pot holders on hot
surfaces may result in burns from

steam. Do not let pot holders come near open

when lifting cookware. Do not use a towel

or other bulky cloth in place of pot holder.

To minimize the possibility of burns,

ignition of flammable materials and spillage,

turn cookware handles toward the side or
center of the cooktop without extending over
adjacent burner.


Always turn surface burner to OFF before

removing cookware.

Watch foods being fried at HI flame setting.

Foods for frying should be as dry as possible.

Frost on frozen foods or moisture on fresh
foods can cause hot fat to bubble up and over
sides of pan.

Use least possible amount of fat for effective

shallow or deep-fat frying.

Filling the pan too

of fat can cause spillovers when food is added.

If a combination of oils fats will be used

in frying,

stir together before heating, or as fats

melt slowly.

Always heat fat slowly,

and watch as it heats.


Use a deep fat thermometer whenever


to prevent overheating fat beyond the

smoking point.

Use proper pan

size—Avoid pans that are

unstable or easily tipped. Select cookware
having flat bottoms large enough to properly

contain food and avoid


and large enough to cover burner grate. This will
both save cleaning time and prevent hazardous
accumulations of food, since heavy spattering or
spillovers left on cooktop can ignite. Use pans
with handles that can be easily grasped and
remain cool.

Do not place hot cookware on the glass


This could cause glass to

When using glass cookware,

make sure it is

designed for top-of range cooking.

Keep all plastics away from top burners.

To avoid the possibility of a burn, always be

certain that the controls for all burners are at
OFF position and all grates are cool before
attempting to remove a grate.

If cooktop is located near a window,

do not use

long curtains which could blow over the top
burners and create a fire hazard.

If you smell gas,

turn off the gas to the cooktop

and call a qualified service technician. Never use
an open flame to locate a leak.


aluminum foil to line burner bowls.

Misuse could result in a fire hazard or damage to
the cooktop.

Do not cover or block the area around the

cooktop knobs.

This area must be kept clear for

proper ventilation and burner performance.

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