SETTING INDUCTION SURFACE CONTROLS
The Electronic Surface Element
The Electronic Surface Element Control includes digital display
windows. The control provides a numeric digital setting for the
surface element positions on the cooktop. These settings work
the same way as normal knob setting indicators work except
the settings are displayed in digital windows (Figs. 1 thru 8).
The available Display Settings
The control provides various heat levels from Hi (Fig. 2) to Lo
(Fig. 4) and OFF (Fig. 1). The settings between 9.0 and 1.5
decrease or increase in increments of .5 (1/2).
Hot Element Indicator Message (HE)
After using any of the element positions the cooktop will
become very hot. Even after turning the control knob 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) warning when the cooktop is still too hot to touch
(See Fig. 5). If the HE message appears in the window, the
control can still be turned ON again for use.
Power Boost Indicator Message (Pb)
When an induction zone is first set at Hi, the Power Boost
feature will turn on (see Fig. 6). The Power Boost feature
is used to bring large quantities of water or food to cooking
temperature at the fastest speed possible. The Power Boost
feature will give you up to 139% power output for a set
amount of time (approx. 10 min).
Error Indicator Message
An error message will be displayed at power up (or after a
power failure) if ANY of the surface control knobs were left
in the ON positions. If any control knobs were turned on
during a power failure of more than 10 seconds, the display
will show an "Er" message. If a power failure should occur,
be sure to set all of the surface control knobs to the OFF
position. This will reset the surface controls.
The induction zones are equipped with a pot detection system.
If the controls are activated and the detection system cannot
find any pot of the correct material on the zone, it will flash
its power level for 3 minutes. After flashing for 3 minutes,
the digital display will show an "- -" message.
Error message "C" will only appear during a fault condition.
Error messages "Er" and "- -" may appear on display after
an invalid action by the user. Set surface control knob to
the OFF position to reset the control.
Once the surface controls have been set to the OFF positions,
the surface controls should return to normal operation. If
the surface controls do not function and the "C", "Er", or
"- -" message remains in any display after following these
procedures, contact your authorized servicer for assistance.
Control knobs shown are typical only.
Surface cooking settings
Use the chart to determine the correct setting for the
type of food you are preparing.
Note: The size and type of cookware used will influence
the setting needed for best cooking results.
Recommended Setting for Surface Element
Type of Cooking
Start most foods; bring water to a boil
and pan broiling.
Continue a rapid boil; frying, deep fat
Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces
and gravies; steaming vegetables.
Keep foods cooking; poaching and
(2 - 4)
Keep warm, melting and simmering.