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Use & Care MANUAL 5 SERIES Built-In Electric Cooktops Built-In Induction Cooktops VEC530 / CVEC530 / VEC536 / CVEC536 VEC U 530 / CVEC U 530 / VEC U 536 / CVEC U 536 VIC530 / CVIC530 / VIC536 / CVIC536 VICU530 / CVICU530 / VICU536 / CVICU536
2 Congratulations Table of Contents Congratulations and welcome to the elite world of Viking ownership. We hope you will enjoy and appreciate the care and attention we have put into every detail of your new, state-of-the-art cooktop. Your cooktop is designed to offer years of reliable service. This Use and Care Manual will provide you with the information you need to become familiar with your cooktop’s care and operation. Your complete satisfaction is our ultimate goal. If you have any questions or comments about this product, please contact the dealer from whom you purchased it, or conta..
3 Getting Started Important – Please Read and Follow DANGER Hazards or unsafe practices which WILL result in severe personal injury or death Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this manual are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. Common sense, caution, and care must be exercised when installing, maintaining, or operating this appliance. ALWAYS contact the manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand. Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels Read and follow all instructions before using this appliance to prevent the ..
4 Getting Started Cooking Safety • ALWAYS place a pan on a surface element before turning it on. Be sure you know which knob controls which surface element. Make sure the correct element is turned on. When cooking is completed, turn element off before removing pan. • NEVER leave a surface cooking operation unattended, especially when using a high heat setting or when deep fat frying. Boil overs cause smoking and greasy spillovers may ignite. Clean up greasy spills as soon as possible. DO NOT use high heat for extended cooking operations. • NEVER heat an unopened container on the surfa..
5 Getting Started Heating Elements and Glass Ceramic Cooking Surfaces • NEVER touch the glass surface areas directly on or adjacent to the heating elements when the cooktop is in use. • Heating elements may be hot even though they are dark in color. Areas near elements may be hot enough to cause burns. • During and after use, DO NOT touch or let clothing or other ﬂammable material contact surface of cooktop or areas near heating elements, until they have had sufﬁcient time to cool. • DO NOT COOK ON BROKEN COOKING SURFACE. If cooking surface should break, cleaning solutions and s..
6 Getting Started Before Using Cooktop Type Responses to Temperature Changes Recommended Usage Aluminum Heats and cools quickly. Frying, braising, roasting. May leave metal markings on glass. Cast Iron Heats and cools slowly. Not recommended. Retains excessive heat and may damage cooktop. Copper, Tin lined Heats and cools quickly. Gourmet cooking, wine sauces, egg dishes. Enamel Ware Response depends on base metal. Not recommended. Imperfections in enamel may scratch cooktop. Glass Ceramic Heats and cools slowly. Not recommended. Heats too slowly. Imperfections in enamel may scratch cooktop..
7 Getting Started Before Using Cooktop Induction Cookware Induction cooking utilizes magnetic power which reacts with iron in the base of cookware, instantly transforming the pot or pan into the heat source. The heat stops when the cookware is removed. Your cookware MUST have a magnetic layer of steel for your induction cooktop to operate properly. The cookware should have a ﬂat, heavy magnetic bottom and straight sides with a diameter of 5” (13 cm) to 12” (31 cm) to accommodate the various sized elements. The induction cookware should be in good condition and free from excessive dent..
8 Product Controls Cooktop Features 1 2 4 3 30”W. Electric Cooktop 30”W. Induction Cooktop 36”W. Electric Cooktop 36”W. Induction Cooktop 1. LF - 12” triple element - 1100 W / 1000 W / 1100 W 2. LR - 6” element - 1200 W 3. RF - 8-1/2” element - 1800 W 4. RR - 8-1/2” dual element - 1000 W / 1000 W Bridge element - 800 W 1. LF - 12” triple element - 1100 W / 1000 W / 1100 W 2. LR - 6” element - 1200 W 3. CF - 8-1/2” element - 1800 W 4. CR - 8-1/2” element - 1800 W Bridge element - 800 W 5. RF - 6” element - 1200 W 6. RR - 8-1/2” dual element - 1000 W / 1000 W (4) 9..
9 Operation Surface Operation Surface Cooking Tips • The minimum pot or pan diameter recommended is 5” (13 cm). Use of pots or pans as small as 4” (10 cm) is possible but not recommended. • Remember to use the proper size cookware for the size element chosen. Smaller cookware should be used for smaller elements and larger cookware should be used for larger elements. Note: If ALL elements are turned to HI for a long period of time, the internal temperature inside the cooktop may rise, causing the cooktop to turn off. DO NOT heat empty cookware or let cookware boil dry. The cookware c..
10 Product Care Cleaning & Maintenance Any piece of equipment works better and lasts longer when maintained properly and kept clean. Cooking equipment is no exception. Your cooktop must be kept clean. Make sure all controls are in the “OFF” position. Glass Ceramic Top Cleaning of glass ceramic tops is different from cleaning a standard porcelain ﬁnish. To maintain and protect the surface of your new glass ceramic top, follow these basic steps: For normal, light soil: 1. Rub a few drops of a glass ceramic cleaning cream to the cool soiled area using a damp paper towel. 2. Wipe unti..
11 Product Care Cleaning & Maintenance WARNING A steam cleaner is not to be used for cleaning appliance. Cleaning Problems on Glass Ceramic Top (cont.) Problem Cause To Prevent To Remove Metal markings (silver/gray marks) Sliding or scraping metal cookware on glass top. DO NOT slide metal objects across top. Remove metal marks before the glass top is used again. Apply cleaning cream with a damp paper towel and scrub with a nylon scrub pad or brush. Rinse thoroughly and dry. Metal markings (silver/gray marks) Condensation from cooking may cause minerals found in water and acids to drip o..
12 Product Care Service Information If service is required, call your authorized service agency. Have the following information readily available: • Model number • Serial number • Date purchased • Name of dealer from whom purchased Clearly describe the problem that you are having. If you are unable to obtain the name of an authorized service agency, or if you continue to have service problems, contact Viking Range at (888) 845-4641 or write to: VIKING RANGE, LLC PREFERRED SERVICE 111 Front Street Greenwood, Mississippi 38930 USA The serial number and model number for your oven is lo..
13 Product Care Warranty BUILT-IN ELECTRIC COOKTOP WARRANTY TWO YEAR FULL WARRANTY Built-in electric cooktops and all of their component parts, except as detailed below*† , are warranted to be free from defective materials or workmanship in normal residential use for a period of two ( 2 ) year from the date of original retail purchase or closing date for new construction, whichever period is longer. Viking Range, LLC, warrantor, agrees to repair or replace, at its option, any part which fails or is found to be defective during the warranty period. *FULL NINETY (90) DAY COSMETIC WARRANTY: ..
F21270 E EN ( 013117 ) Viking Range, LLC 111 Front Street Greenwood, Mississippi 38930 USA (662) 455-1200 For product information, call 1-888-(845-4641) or visit the Viking Web site at vikingrange.com in the US or brigade.ca in Canada
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