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BEFORE SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS

Using Proper Cookware
Figure 1:
Testing cookware
Check for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom of
the cookware (See
Figure
bottoms that make good contact with the entire surface
heating element (See
Figure
about the ceramic cooktop, refer to
nance (cont'd)"
on
page
• Flat bottom and straight
sides.
• Tight fitting lids.
• Weight of handle does
not tilt pan. Pan is well
balanced
.
• Pan sizes match the
amount of food to be
prepared and the size
of the surface element.
• Made of material that
conducts heat well.
• Easy to clean.
• Always match pot
diameter to element
size.
Figure 2:
Proper cookware
8
The size and type of cook-
ware used will influence the
radiant element power level
setting needed for best cook-
ing results. Be sure to follow
the recommendations for
using proper cookware as
illustrated in
Figure 1
and
Figure
2.
1). Cookware should have flat
2). For detailed information
the"Cooktop Mainte-
32.
• Curved and warped pans.
• Cookware larger than
cooking area marked on
cooktop by more than
one-half inch or 12mm.
• Heavy handle tilts pan.
• Pan is smaller than the
heating area marked on
cooktop.
Cookware Material Types
The cookware material determines how evenly and quickly
heat is transferred from the surface element to the pan
bottom. The most popular materials available are:
Aluminum - Excellent heat conductor. Some types of
food will cause it to darken (Anodized aluminum
cookware resists staining and pitting). If aluminum pans
slide across the ceramic cooktop, they may leave metal
marks which will resemble scratches. Remove these
marks immediately.
Copper - Excellent heat conductor but discolors easily
(See Aluminum).
Stainless - Slow heat conductor with uneven cooking
results. Is durable, easy to clean and resists staining.
Cast Iron - A slow heat conductor however will retain
heat very well. Cooks evenly once cooking temperature
is reached. Not recommended for use on ceramic
cooktops.
Porcelain-enamel on metal - Heating characteristics will
vary depending on base material. Porcelain-enamel
coating must be smooth to avoid scratching ceramic
cooktops.
Glass - Slow heat conductor. Not recommended for
ceramic cooktop surfaces because it may scratch the
glass.
IMPORTANT
Do not place empty aluminum, glass or porcelain-enamel
coated cookware on the ceramic cooktop! The melting
point of cookware made with these materials may be
reached quickly especially if left empty, and they may
bond to the ceramic cooktop. If the cookware melts it will
damage the cooktop. Be sure to follow all the cookware
manufacturer's suggestions when using any type of
cookware on the ceramic cooktop.
NOTE
(White glass cooktops only). Due to the high intensity of
heat generated by the surface elements, the glass
surface will turn green when the element is turned off.
This phenomenon is normal and the glass will return to its
original white color after it has completely cooled down.

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