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Before Setting Surface Controls - Frigidaire CGEF3059RF Use And Care Manual

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About the ceramic glass cooktop
Located under the surface of the glass ceramic cooktop
are radiant surface elements. The design patterns on the
ceramic cooktop outlines the area and size of the surface
element. Be sure to match the pan size with the diameter
of the element outline on the cooktop and use only quality
flat-bottomed cookware.
The type and size of cookware, the number of surface
elements in use and their settings are all factors that will
affect the amount of heat that will spread to areas beyond
the surface elements. The areas surrounding the elements
may become hot enough to cause burns.
About the radiant surface elements
When activated, the element temperature rises gradually
and evenly. As the temperature rises, the element will
glow red. To maintain the selected power setting the
element will cycle ON and OFF. The element will retain
enough heat to provide a uniform and consistent heat
during the off cycle.
For efficient cooking, turn the surface element OFF several
minutes before cooking is complete. This will allow residual
heat to complete the cooking process.
Element on & hot surface indicator lights
Your appliance is equipped with two different types of
radiant surface control indicator lights that will glow on the
backguard — the element on indicator lights and the hot
surface indicator light (See Fig. 1).
The element on indicator lights are located on the
control panel above each radiant element control knob
and will glow when a surface element is turned ON. A
quick glance at this indicator light after cooking is an easy
check to be sure ALL surface controls are turned OFF. The
hot surface indicator light located on the control panel
will glow when any surface cooking area heats up and
will remain on until the glass cooktop has cooled to a
element on
• 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 smoothtop. Cycling
at the HI setting is normal and will occur more often if
the cookware is too small for the radiant element or if
the cookware bottom is not flat.
• Be sure to read the detailed instructions for ceramic
glass cooktop cleaning in the Care & Cleaning and
Before You Call checklist sections of this Use & Care
Fig. 1
hot surface


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