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Cookware - Whirlpool W10842003B User Instructions

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Cooktop On Indicator Light
The Cooktop On indicator light is located on the display panel.
When any cooktop element on the console panel is turned on,
the Cooktop On indicator light will glow.
Hot Surface Indicator Light
On ceramic glass models, the Hot Surface indicator light is
located on the display panel.
The Hot Surface indicator light will glow as long as any surface
cooking area is too hot to touch, even after the surface cooking
area is turned off.
Coil Elements and Burner Bowls (on some models)
Coil elements should be level for optimal cooking results. Burner
bowls, when clean, reflect heat back to the cookware. They also
help catch spills.
Cookware should not extend more than
coil element. If cookware is uneven or too large, it can produce
excess heat, causing the burner bowl to change color.
Dual Zone Cooking Element (on some models)
The Dual Zone Cooking Element offers flexibility depending on
the size of the cookware. Single size can be used in the same
way as a regular element. The dual size combines both the
single and outer elements and is recommended for larger size

cookware.

1. Press ON/OFF for the desired Dual Zone element.
2. Press SIZE to select dual element and a picture of the dual
element will appear.
3. Press the "up" and "down" element arrow keypad to adjust
the heating element to the desired level.
4. To switch back to the single element, press SIZE.
5. Press ON/OFF for the selected element to turn the element
off.
A. Dual cooking element
1
/
" (1.3 cm) over the
2
A
Melt Cooking Element
The Melt cooking element offers flexibility due to a wide range of
settings between High and Melt. The High heat option can be
used to boil small amounts of liquid quickly. The lowest setting
can be used to prepare sauces and to keep foods at a low
temperature. Use cookware appropriate in size for the Melt
element.
To reduce the power setting to Melt, press the "down" arrow for
the Melt element until "Melt" appears in the display.
Cookware
IMPORTANT: Do not leave empty cookware on a hot surface
cooking area, element, or surface burner.
Ideal cookware should have a flat bottom, straight sides, and a
well-fitting lid, and the material should be of medium-to-heavy
thickness.
Rough finishes may scratch the cooktop. Aluminum and
copper may be used as a core or base in cookware. However,
when used as a base they can leave permanent marks on the
surfaces.
Cookware material is a factor in how quickly and evenly heat
is transferred which affects cooking results. A nonstick finish
has the same characteristics as its base material. For example,
aluminum cookware with a nonstick finish will take on the
properties of aluminum.
Cookware with nonstick surfaces should not be used under
the broiler.
Check for flatness by placing the straight edge of a ruler across
the bottom of the cookware. While you rotate the ruler, no space
or light should be visible between it and the cookware.
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