GE JCP340 User Manual

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Do not let cooking grease or other
flammable materials accumulate on the
Do not touch surface units. These surfaces
may be hot enough to burn even though
they are dark in color. During and after
use, do not touch, or let clothing or other
flammable materials contact the surface
units or areas nearby the surface units;
allow sufficient time for cooling first. 
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 units.
Always turn the surface unit control to off
before removing the cookware.
Use proper pan size—select cookware
having flat bottoms large enough to cover
the surface unit heating element. The use
of undersized cookware will expose a
portion of the surface unit to direct
contact and may result in ignition of
clothing. Proper relationship of cookware
to burner will also improve efficiency.
Never leave surface units unattended at
high heat settings. Boilovers cause smoking
and greasy spillovers that may catch on fire.
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
Keep an eye on foods being fried at high
or medium-high heat settings.
Foods for frying should be as dry as
possible. Frost on frozen foods or moisture
on fresh foods can cause hot fat to bubble
up and over the sides of the pan.
Use little fat for effective shallow or deep-
fat frying. Filling the pan too full of fat can
cause spillovers when food is added.
If a combination of oils or fats will be used 
in frying, stir together before heating, or as
fats melt slowly.
Always heat fat slowly and watch as it heats.
Use a deep fat thermometer whenever 
possible to prevent overheating fat beyond
the smoking point.
Never try to move a pan of hot fat,
especially a deep fat fryer. Wait until the fat
is cool.
Do not store flammable materials near 
the cooktop.
Keep the hood and grease filters clean to
maintain good venting and to avoid grease
Do not store or use combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any
Clean only parts listed in this Owner’s
Do not leave paper products, cooking
utensils or food on the cooktop when not 
in use.
Keep cooktop clean and free of
accumulation of grease or spillovers 
which may ignite.
Never heat unopened food containers. 
Pressure buildup may make container 
burst and cause injury.
Never leave jars or cans of fat drippings 
on or near your cooktop.