? Always keep combustible wall coverings, curtains or drapes a safe distance from your cooktop.
? Always keep dishtowels, dish cloths, pot holders and other linens a safe distance away from your cooktop.
? Always keep wooden and plastic utensils and canned food a safe distance away from your cooktop. They may become hot and could cause burns.
? Never wear loose-fitting or hanging garments while using the appliance.
Flammable material could be ignited if brought in contact with hot surface elements and may cause severe burns.
? Use only dry pot holdersmoist or damp pot holders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let pot holders touch hot surface elements. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth. Such cloths can catch fire on a hot surface element.
? For your safety, never use your appliance for warming or heating the room.
? Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up a flaming pan. Turn the controls off. Smother a flaming pan on a surface element by covering the pan completely with a well-fitting lid, cookie sheet or flat tray. Use a multi-purpose dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
? Flaming grease outside a pan can be put out by covering with baking soda or, if available, by using a multi-purpose dry chemical or foam-type fire extinguisher.
? When preparing flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on.
? Do not let cooking grease or other flammable materials accumulate on the cooktop.
? Potentially hot surfaces include the cooktop and areas facing the cooktop.
? To minimize the possibility of burns, ignition of flammable materials and spillage, the handle of a container should be turned toward the center of the cooktop without extending over any nearby surface elements.
? Use proper pan sizeselect cookware having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface heating element. The use of undersized cookware will expose a portion of the surface element to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing.
Proper relationship of cookware to surface element will also improve efficiency.
? Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, earthenware or other glazed containers are suitable for cooktop cooking; others may break because of the sudden change in temperature.
? Keep an eye on foods being fried at high or medium-high heat settings.
? Use a deep fat thermometer whenever possible to prevent overheating fat beyond the smoking point.
? Never try to move a pan of hot fat,