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Before Using The Cooktop - Frigidaire FPIC3677RF Use & Care Manual

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BEFORE USING THE COOKTOP

Induction Cooktop Features
A COOLER COOKTOP- A unique feature of the
Induction Cooktop is whether turned ON or OFF, the
cooktop surface remains cooler than standard ceramic
cooktops.
The Cooking Zones may appear to be
cool while turned ON and after they have been turned
OFF. The glass surface may be HOT from residual heat
transferred from the cookware and burns may occur.
MAGNETIC DETECTOR- The coil sensor automatically
detects whether the pan is magnetic and eliminates ac-
cidental "turn-On".
PAN SIZE DETECTION- The pan recognition sensor
automatically detects and adapts the Cooking Zones to
the pan sizes in use.
EFFICIENT- Induction cooking heats faster while using
less energy. Induction power levels are quick to boil and
when simmering.
Use the Correct Cookware Type
For the induction zones, the magnetic Cooking Zone
sensors located below the cooktop surface require the use
of cookware made with magnetic material in order to start
the heating process on any of the Cooking Zones.
When purchasing pans, look for cookware specifically
identified by the manufacturer for use with Induction
cooktops. If you are not sure, use a magnet to test whether
the cookware type will work. If a magnet sticks to the
bottom of the cookware, the material type is correct for
Induction cooking (See Fig. 1).
It is recommended to always use heavier high quality
stainless steel cookware on your Induction Cooktop
surface. This will greatly reduce the possibility of developing
scratches on the ceramic surface.
Even quality cookware can scratch the cooktop surface,
especially if cookware is slid over the ceramic cooktop
surface without being lifted up. Over time sliding ANY type
of cookware over the ceramic cooktop will likely alter the
overall appearance of the cooktop. Eventually the buildup
of scratches will make cleaning the surface difficult and
degrade the overall appearance of the cooktop.
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Fig. 1
Selecting Surface Cooking Cookware
The cookware used with the Induction Cooktop should have
flat bottoms that make good contact with the entire surface
of the Cooking Zone. Check for flatness by rotating a ruler
across the bottom of the cookware (See Fig. 2). Be sure to
follow all the recommendations for using cookware.
Also remember to:
• Use cookware made with the correct material type for
Induction Cooking.
• Use quality cookware with heavier bottoms for better
heat distribution allowing for more even cooking results.
• The pan size should match the amount of food being
prepared.
• Do not let pans boil dry. This may cause permanent
damage in the form of breakage, fusion, or marring that
can affect the ceramic cooktop. (This type of damage is
not covered by your warranty).
• Do not use dirty pans with grease buildup. Always use
pans that are easy to clean after cooking.
CAUTION
• The Cooking Zones may appear to be cool while
turned ON and after they have been turned OFF. The
glass surface may be HOT from residual heat transferred
from the cookware and burns may occur.
• DO NOT SLIDE Cookware across the cooktop surface.
Doing so may permanently damage the appearance of
the ceramic cooktop.
• DO NOT TOUCH HOT COOKWARE or PANS directly
with hands. Always use oven mitts or pot holders to
protect hands from burns.
Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply a
cooktop cleaning creme to the ceramic surface. Buff with
a non-abrasive cloth or pad. This will make cleaning easier
when soiled from cooking. The special cooktop cleaning
cream leaves a protective finish on the glass to help prevent
scratches and abrasions.
Figure 2

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