Range Lift up Cooktop
Many 1992 and later electric ranges have a lift-up upswept porcelain cooktop. These easy to clean cooktops have a torsion bar and are supported by twin support rods that make it easy to lift with one finger. The cooktop locks into place. A lift-up cooktop saves time and effort in cleaning spills that pass below the burners. Beginning with the 1992 model electric ranges
- With the top up, the porcelain subtop is accessible for cleaning. There are no wires or pipes to clean around.
- Some models have a cooktop that can be lifted up for easier cleaning. The entire cooktop may be lifted up and supported in the up position.
- The surface units do not need to be removed; however, you may remove one to make raising the cooktop easier. There are two side supports that lock into position when the cooktop is lifted up.
- After cleaning under the cooktop with hot, mild soapy water and a clean cloth,lower the cooktop. Be careful not to pinch your fingers.
- To lower the cooktop, push the rods back and gently lower the cooktop until it rests in place.
Slide-in ranges and drop-in ranges have a different support system, but will have the smooth porcelain surface underneath the cooktop for easy cleaning.