Whilst this is a photo copy, and some of the pages are a little askew, it was all readable and intact. A real bonus finding an old manual for a classic piece of kit that no other site had.
Thanks to Owner-Manuals.com! This manual was exactly what I needed. As Amana was purchased by Maytag and later by Whirlpool, there was no way to receive it from their websites. I was lucky to find this resource.
Text excerpt from page 6 (click to view)
Safety When Cleaning
â¢ For safety reasons do not clean the appliance with a steam jet or high pressure cleaner. â¢ Clean the hob in accordance with the maintenance and cleaning instructions in this manual.
How to Avoid Damage to Your Appliance
â¢ Do not use the hob as a work surface or for storage. â¢ Do not use the cooking zones with empty pans, or without pans. â¢ Ceramic glass is insensitive to temperature shock and very robust, however it is not unbreakable. Hard and sharp objects, in particular, can damage the cooking surface if they fall on it. â¢ Do not use cast iron pans or pans with damaged bases that are rough or burred. Scratching may occur when the pans are slid. â¢ Do not place any pans on the hob frame. Scratching may occur or the paint damaged. â¢ Ensure that liquids containing acids, e.g. vinegar, lemon or scale remover do not come into contact with the hob frame, otherwise matt spots will appear. â¢ If sugar or a dish containing sugar comes into contact with a hot cooking zone and then melts, remove the soiling immediately whilst still hot using a scraper. If it cools, damage to the surface may occur on removal. â¢ Keep all items and materials that can melt away from the ceramic glass surface, e.g. plastics, aluminium foil, or oven foils. If something of this nature should melt onto the ceramic glass surface, it must also be removed immediately using the scraper. â¢ If you wish to use special types of pan (e.g. a pressure cooker, simmering pan, wok, etc.), please observe the manufacturer's instructions. â¢ Avoid boiling pans dry. The bases could be irreparably damaged in the process and the glass ceramic cooking surface also damaged.