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Using your gas cooktop

Details how to use the cooktop of your Four-Function cooker.



Fig. 24 Cooktop layout

  1. Auxiliary burner
  2. Semi-rapid burner
  3. Triple-ring wok burner

Auxiliary burner Semi-rapid burner Triple-ring wok burner

Gas burners

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

  • 0 = closed valve (OFF)
  •   = maximum flow
  •  = minimum flow

You can choose to cook at any heat between  and , but never between and 0 (OFF).

Fig. 25 Burner control knob

Before using your cooktop

Before using your new cooktop, please:

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

Using the gas burners

  1. Choose the control knob for the burner you want to use.
  2. Press the knob down gently and turn it anticlockwise to the  position. The ignitors on all the burners will spark.
  3. Adjust the flame anywhere between the and  positions. Do not adjust the flame between  and 0(OFF).

If the burner does not light within 15 seconds, turn the control knob off and wait at least one minute before trying again.

  1. To turn the burner off, turn the knob clockwise to 0 (OFF) until you hear the safety click.
  2. After use, always turn the knobs to the off position (0) and close the gas supply valve on the gas bottle or the main gas supply.

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).
  • 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. 26.

Fig. 26 Cleaning the 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

Burners

Minimum

Maximum

Auxiliary

12 cm (6 cm with small pan support)

14 cm

Semi-rapid

16 cm

24 cm

Triple-ring wok

26 cm

28 cm

Maximum diameter for woks 36 cm

Fig. 27a Correct and incorrect bottoms matching of cookware and burner size

Fig. 27b Efficient and inefficient saucepan bottoms

Small pan support

Fig. 28a Small pan support

This pan support is to be placed on top of the auxiliary burner when using small diameter pans, in order to prevent them from tipping over.

Wok stand

The wok stand fits over the triple-ring wok burner trivet.


Fig. 28b Correct placement of wok stand

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