H surface cooking, Before cooking, Surface controls – Maytag MER4530 User Manual
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H Surface Cooking
^ Surface Cooking CAUTIONS;
• Always place a pan on the surface unit before you turn
it on. To prevent damage to range, never operate
surface unit without a pan in place.
Do not use the cooktop as a storage area for food or
Be sure you know which knob controls which surface
unit. Make sure you turned on the correct surface unit.
Begin cooking on a higher heat setting then reduce to
a lower setting to complete the operation. Never use a
high heat setting for extended cooking.
Never allow a pan to boil dry. This could damage the
pan and the appliance.
Never touch cooktop until it has cooled. Expect some
parts of the cooktop, especially around the surface
units, to become warm or hot during cooking. Use
potholders to protect hands.
Be sure surface element and surface indicator light are
off after cooking.
• Clean up messy spills as soon as possible.
To eliminate the hazard of reaching over hot surface
elements do not install cabinet storage directly above a
If storage is provided, limit it to items that are infre
quently used and can be safely stored in an area
subjected to heat.
Temperatures may be unsafe for items such as volatile
liquids, cleaners or aerosol sprays.
Aerosol-type spray cans are EXPLOSIVE or highly
flammable when exposed to heat. Avoid their use or
storage near an appliance.
• Do not leave any items, especially plastic items, on the
cooktop. The hot air from the vent may ignite flam
mable items, melt or soften plastics, or increase pres
sure in closed containers causing them to burst.
Do not allow aluminum foil, meat probes or any other
metal object, other than a pan on a surface element, to
contact heating elements.
Use to turn on the surface elements. An infinite choice of
heat settings is available from LOW to HIGH. The knobs
can be set on or between any of the numbered settings.
Setting the Controls
1. Place pan on surface element.
2. Push in and turn the knob in either direction to the desired
• The backguard is marked to identify which element
the knob controls. For example, 'lllll"ll|ll' indicates right
Suggested Heat Settings
The size and type of cookware will affect the heat setting.
For information on cookware and other factors affecting
heat settings, refer to
“Cooking Made Simple”
Use to bring liquid to a boil, blanch, or reach
pressure in a pressure cooker. Always reduce
setting to a lower heat when liquids begin to
boil or foods begin to cook.
Use to brown meat, heat oil for deep fat
frying, saute or fry. Maintain fast boil for
large amounts of liquids.
Use to maintain moderate to slow boil for
large amounts of liquids and for most frying
Use to continue cooking covered foods and to
maintain pressure in most pressure cookers
and stew or steam operations.
Use to keep foods warm and melt chocolate