Caution, Smoothtop cooktop, select models, Hot surface light – Maytag 8111P375-60 User Manual
Page 10: Tips to protect smoothtop cooktop, About your cooktop
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ABOUT YOUR COOKTOP
NEVER use cooktop if the smoothtop is cracked, broken,
or if metal melts onto the top. Call an authorized servicer.
Do not attempt to repair it yourself.
• Canadian models only:
• Freestanding ranges; The right front surface element
will not operate during a self-clean operation.
• Slide-in and drop-in ranges: The cooktop will not
operate during a self-clean operation.
• Cooktop may emit a light smoke and odor the first few
times cooktop is used. This is normal.
• Element under smoothtop cycles on and off to maintain
the preset heat setting. Element will glow red when it
• Smoothtop RETAINS heat for a period of time after the
unit is turned off. When the HOT SURFACE light turns
off, cooktop will be cool enough to touch.
• Before using cooktop for the first time, clean it
thoroughly as directed in the cleaning chart on page 22.
This will protect the smoothtop and will guarantee a
clean cooktop when the elements are turned on.
Aluminum foil will damage the smoothtop if it melts onto
the top. Never use aluminum foil or foil-type disposable
containers such as popcorn poppers. They may leave
metal marks or may permanently melt onto the
Important: Watch sugary or starchy solutions carefully to
avoid boilovers. If a sugar solution (jam, jelly, candy) or a
starch solution (potatoes, rice) boils over, it may pit or
discolor the smoothtop. Turn element to LOW and clean
boilover immediately. See page 22 for cleaning
HOT SURFACE LIGHT
HOT SURFACE light will turn on when smoothtop cooktop
is hot. Light will turn off when top cools. Hot surface light
is located either on the backguard or at the back center of
TIPS TO PROTECT SMOOTHTOP COOKTOP
TO PROTECT SMOOTHTOP from scratching, chipping,
• Clean smoothtop after each use.
Never let pan boil dry as this will permanently
etching, or metal marks:
Never use smoothtop as a work surface or cutting
Never cook food directly on smoothtop.
Never place trivet or wok ring between top and pan.
These items can mark or etch the top.
Never place plastics on warm or hot smoothtop.
Plastic may melt onto top. Top may chip or pit in
attempting to remove plastic.
Never leave sugar, salt, sand, soil, shortening, or fat
on smoothtop. They may scratch or damage top.
Only use flat-bottom pans that are free of soil, rough
areas, nicks or scratches as these may soil or
scratch the top.