Ceramic Glass Cooktop
TYPES OF HEATING UNITS USED (
EXPANDABLE RADIANT HEATING UNITS (some models)
This heating unit combines the characteristics of a small and a large regular radiant heating unit. Its principal
advantage is to allow small and large utensils to be used on the same heating unit, therefore increasing the
Heat power levels are adjusted by a special control knob that has a dual set of graduations; for small utensils
use the small graduations; the inner surface only will be heating. For larger utensils use the larger graduations;
the whole surface will be heating.
The hot surface and surface indicator lights will glow when the heating unit is turned ON.
HALOGEN HEATING UNITS (some models)
The halogen element is similar to the radiant element with the addition of a halogen lamp to the heating coil
The lamp immediately heats up and glows bright red when the element is turned on. Cook time is improved.
10-Step Halogen Element (some models)
The control for this type of element can be set in 10 different heating positions.
Each position causes the element to operate continuously at a fixed power output
"MIN or 1" is the lowest setting, "MAX or HI" is the highest.
Infinite Step Halogen Element (some models)
Halogen Control Knob
The control for this type of element can be set anywhere between positions "MIN
or 1" and "MAX or HI".
(Typical 30" cooktop shown)
SETTING WARM ZONE CONTROL
To operate the warm zone
Your appliance is equipped with a warm zone. The purpose of the warm zone is to keep hot cooked foods at serving temperature. Always
start with hot food. It is not recommended to heat cold food on the warm zone.
Use the warm zone to keep cooked foods hot such as: vegetables, gravies, casseroles, soups, stews, breads, pastries and oven-safe
All food placed on the warm zone should be covered with lid or aluminum foil to maintain quality. For best results, when warming pastries
or breads, the cover should have an opening to allow moisture to escape. Do not use plastic warp to cover food. Plastic may melt onto
the surface and be very difficult to clean.
Use only dishware, utensils and cookware recommended for oven and cooktop use on the warm zone.
Unlike the surface elements, the warm zone will not glow red when it is hot. Always use potholders or oven mitts when
removing food from the warm zone as cookware and plates will not be hot.
HOT SURFACE INDICATOR LIGHT
Some models have an indicator light located on the ceramic glass cooktop that glows as soon
as the glass begins to warm up. When the heating unit is tuned off, it will continue to glow
as long as the glass remains warm enough to cause burns. Other models have 4 hot surface
indicators (one per element) arranged in a cluster. Their location is as shown in the illustration.
Halogen Control Knob