Cooktop, About your cooktop – Maytag 8111P375-60 User Manual

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Freestanding ranges with a coil element cooktop will feature
a lift-up cooktop.

The smoothtop cooktop does not lift up.

To prevent staining or discoloration of cooktop:

• Clean cooktop after each use.

• Wipe acid or sugar stains as soon as they occur as

these stains may discolor or etch the porcelain.


, select models

• When an element is turned on, it will cycle on and off

to maintain the heat setting.

• Coil surface elements are self-cleaning.

• Do not immerse elements in water.

To remove element:

1. When cool, raise element

2. Carefully pull out and

away from receptacle.

To replace element:

1. Insert terminals on the element

into receptacle.

2. Gently lift up on outer edge of

element while inserting terminals
into receptacle.

3. Gently press down on outer edge of element until

element sits level on drip bowl.


NOTE: When replacing element, be sure support leg on
element is inserted into the slot in the front of the drip

To raise the cooktop:

1. When cool, grasp the front edge of the cooktop.

2. Gently lift up until the two support rods, at the front of

the cooktop, snap into place.


To lower the cooktop:

1. Hold the front edge of the cooktop and carefully push

back on each support rod to release the notched

2. Then gently lower the top into place. The support rods

will slide into the range frame.


select models

• Be sure drip bowl is properly

installed and in place.

• Drip bowl will not “rock” when

installed properly. Notch above
opening on bowl should be
centered over screw that secures

receptacle to the cooktop.

• Absence of these bowls during cooking

may subject wiring or component parts underneath
the cooktop to damage.

• To prevent risk of electric shock or fire, never line drip

bowls with aluminum foil.

Your range will be equipped with either chrome plated or

porcelain coated steel drip bowls.

• Chrome drip bowls will turn blue or gold over time or

if overheated. This type of discoloration is normal and
permanent. It will not affect cooking performance.

• To protect the chrome or porcelain finish:

• Avoid using high settings for long periods of time.

• Reduce to a lower setting once food begins


• Do not use oversized cookware. Pan should not

extend more than 1 inch from the element.

• Clean bowls after each use.