Before Using the Cooktop
ABOUT THE RADIANT SURFACE ELEMENTS
The element temperature rises gradually and evenly. As the temperature rises, the element
will glow red. To maintain the selected setting, the element will cycle ON and OFF. The heating
element retains enough heat to provide a uniform and consistent heat during the OFF cycle.
For efficient cooking, turn OFF the element several minutes before cooking is complete. This
will allow residual heat to complete the cooking process.
Radiant elements have a limiter that allows the element to cycle ON and OFF, even at the HI setting. This helps
to prevent damage to the ceramic glass cooktop. Cycling at the HI setting is normal and can also occur if the
cookware is too small for the radiant element or if the cookware bottom is not flat (Refer to pages 15-16 for using
correct cookware instructions with the cooktop).
Please read detailed instructions for ceramic glass cooktop cleaning in the General Care & Cleaning section
and Solutions to Common Problems section of this Use and Care Guide.
LED MESSAGES DISPLAYED BY RADIANT ELEMENT
THE AVAILABLE WINDOW DISPLAY SETTINGS - The control will display
heat levels ranging from Hi (Figure 1) to Lo (Figure 6) and OFF (Figure 7).
The settings between 9.5 (Figure 2) and 3.0 (Figure 3) decrease or increase in
increment of .5 (1/2). The settings between 3.0 (Figures 3 & 4) and 1.2 (Figure
5) are Simmer settings which decrease or increase in increment of .2 (1/5) to
Lo (Figure 6; lowest Simmer setting) for more precise settings at lower heat
levels. Use the Recommended Surface Setting Chart to determine the correct
setting for the kind of food you are preparing.
HOT ELEMENT INDICATOR MESSAGE (HE) - After using any of the single or
dual radiant element positions the cooktop will become very hot. Even after turning
the control to OFF, the cooktop will remain hot for some time. The control monitors
the temperature of the cooktop and displays the message "HE" (hot element; See
Fig. 8) warning when the cooktop is still too hot to touch. If the HE message
appears in the window, the control can still be turned ON again for use.
LOCKOUT FEATURE (- -) (See controls lock on page 11) - Whenever the
Cooktop Lockout feature is active, "- -" will appear in each radiant element
display windows (See Fig. 9).
KEEP WARM (LH) - Use the keep warm key pad to activate the warm settings
for any of the cooking zones. The ON/OFF key pad for the desired cooking
zone must be activated first, then touch the warm key pad once to set the
Keep Warm function. LH (Low Heat) should appear in the corresponding
cooking zone display window (See Fig. 10).