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Using your gas cooktop

 


Fig 27 Cooktop layout
  1. Triple-ring wok burner
  2. Semi-rapid burner
  3. Dual burner

Gas burners

The dial controls the flow of gas through the safety valve.

Semi-rapid and triple-ring wok burners

  • o = closed valve (OFF)
  •  = maximum flow of semi-rapid and triple-ring burner burners
  •  = minimum flow of semi-rapid and triple-ring burner burners
    You can choose to cook at any heat between 2017-06-29_1615.png and 2017-06-29_1614.png , but never between 2017-06-29_1614.png and o (OFF).

Dual burner

  • o = closed valve (OFF)
  •  = maximum flow of inner crown only (turn dial clockwise)
  •  = minimum flow of inner crown only (turn dial clockwise)
  •  = minimum flow of inner & crowns (turn dial anticlockwise)
    You can choose to cook at any heat between 2017-06-29_1618.png and  or between  and , but never between  and o (OFF) or between  and o (OFF).

Before using your cooktop

Before using your new cooktop, please:

  • Read this user guide, taking special note of the ‘Safety and warnings’ section.
  • Make sure all burner control dials are turned off.
  • Turn the power to the cooker on at the wall.

Using the gas burners

  1. Choose the control dial for the burner you want to use.
  2. Semi-rapid and triple-ring burners: press the dial in gently and turn it anticlockwise to the  position. The ignitors on all the burners will spark.
    Dual burner: press the dial in gently and turn it anticlockwise to the  position (to ignite the inner and outer crowns) or press the dial it gently and turn it clockwise to the  position (to ignite the inner crown only). The ignitors on all the burners will spark.
    Hold in the dial for approximately 10 seconds after the burner has lit. Releasing the dial too soon will extinguish the flame
  3. Adjust the flame anywhere between  and  or  and  or  and  positions. Do not adjust the flame between  or  or  and o (OFF).
    If the burner does not light within 15 seconds, turn the control dial off and wait at least one minute before trying again.
  4. To turn the burner off, turn the dial clockwise (semi-rapid and triple-ring burners or dual burner when using both crowns) or anticlockwise (dual burner when using the inner crown only) to o (OFF) until you hear the safety click. 
  5. After use, always turn the dials to the o (OFF) position.

Flame failure safety feature

The flame failure probe cuts off the gas supply to the burner if the flame is blown out. When lighting the burner on flame failure models, hold down the dial for approximately 10 seconds after the burner has lit. Releasing the dial too soon will extinguish the flame. If the flames are accidentally extinguished, turn off the burner and do not try to light it again for at least one minute (to allow the gas to disperse).

If a burner does not light

Check that:

  • The cooker is plugged in and the electricity is switched on.
  • The gas is turned on.
  • The gas bottle is not empty (if you are using bottled gas).
  • You have held down the dial for at least 10 seconds
  • The ignitors are sparking. If the ignitors are not sparking, they may be dirty or wet. Clean them with a toothbrush and methylated spirits, as shown in Fig.28.

Fig. 28 Cleaning the probe and ignitor

If the flame is irregular

If the flame is yellow or irregular, check that the burner parts, including the burner cap, are:

Matching cookware to burner

Use flat-bottomed pans, and make sure they match the size of the burner, as shown in the following table. A small pot on a large burner is not efficient.
 

Diameters of pans which may be used on the cooktop

  Minimum Burner Maximum Burner
Semi-rapid 10 cm 24 cm

Triple-ring wok

26 cm 28 cm
Maximum diameter for woks 36 cm
Dual (inner crown only) 12 cm 14 cm

Dual (inner and outer crowns)

26 cm 28 cm
Maximum diameter for woks 36 cm

 

Fig. 29 Correct and incorrect matching of cookware and burner size

Fig. 30 Efficient and inefficient saucepan bottoms

Wok stand

The wok stand fits over the dual or triple ring burner pan support.

  • Using a wok without the stand may cause the wok to tip or the triple ring or dual burner to operate incorrectly.
  • Do not use the stand for ordinary, flat-bottomed saucepans.
  • The wok stand MUST BE PLACED ONLY over the pan support for the triple ring or dual burner.
  • The cooktop becomes very hot during operation. Keep children well out of reach.

Fig. 31 Correct placement of wok stand
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