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Cooking guidelines and cookware

Cooking guidelines

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  • Never leave the cooktop unattended when in use. Boilover causes smoking and greasy spills that may ignite.
  • Take care when deep-frying: oil or fat can overheat very quickly, particularly on a high setting
  • Start cooking on a high setting. When food comes to the boil, reduce the setting and maintain a steady heat to cook your food thoroughly. Doing this will reduce the cooking time.

  • Using a lid will reduce cooking times through retaining the heat.

  • Minimize the amount of liquid to reduce cooking times.

Cookware

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  • Use saucepans with thick flat bases. Food in a saucepan with an uneven base will take longer to cook.

  • Do not let large saucepans or frying pans overlap the bench, as this can deflect heat onto your benchtop and damage its surface.

  • Always make sure saucepans are stable. Using very heavy saucepans may bend the pan supports or deflect the flame.

  • Make sure the size of the pan matches the size of the burner. A small pot on a large burner is not efficient.The following table shows the minimum and maximum saucepan base diameters that may be used on each burner:

Burner Minimum Ø Maximum Ø
Semi-rapid 12 cm -
Rapid 18 cm 26 cm
Wok regular pans 18 cm 26 cm
woks - 45 cm
Auxiliary 12 cm  

 Using a wok – models with wok burner

  • Use your wok only on a wok burner.

  • On CG604CWC, CG604DWFC, and CG905DWFC models, a wok must always be used with the wok stand supplied. See Fig.18.

  • The centre pan support of CG905DWAC models is shaped to take a traditional wok with a round base, but you may also use a wok stand for extra stability (not supplied, purchased optionally).

  • Make sure the wok does not push any other pans aside. This could make them unstable, or deflect heat onto nearby walls or the benchtop.

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Make sure that the wok stand is stable: its notches need to fit tightly on the grating.

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To purchase additional wok stands, contact Customer Care.


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Fig. 18 Using wok stand on CG905DWF and CG604DWF models
(not supplied but purchased optionally for CG905DAWC models)

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