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Before Setting Surface Controls; About The Ceramic Cooktop & Radiant Elements - Frigidaire Gallery DGEF3031K Important Safety Instructions Manual

Frigidaire gallery dgef3031k: user guide
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Air circulation in the oven
For best baking results allow 2-4" (5-10 cm) around the
cookware for proper air circulation and be sure pans and
cookware do not touch each other, the oven door, sides or
back of the oven cavity. Hot air must be able to circulate
around the pans and cookware in the oven for even heat to
reach around the food.
Baking layer cakes with 1 or 2 oven racks
For best results when baking cakes using 2 oven racks,
place cookware on rack positions 2 & 5 (See Fig. 1). For
best results when using a single oven flat rack, place
cookware on rack positions 2, 3 or 4 (See Fig. 2).
Fig. 1
About the ceramic glass cooktop
The ceramic cooktop has radiant surface elements located
below the surface of the glass. The design of the ceramic
cooktop outlines the area of the surface element
underneath. Be sure to match the pan size with the
diameter of the element outline on the cooktop and only
flat-bottomed cookware should be used.
The type and size of cookware, the number of surface
elements in use and their settings are all factors that will
affect the amount of heat that will spread to areas beyond
the surface elements. The areas surrounding the elements
may become hot enough to cause burns.
About the radiant surface elements
The element temperature rises gradually and evenly. As the
temperature rises, the element will glow red. To maintain
the selected setting the element will cycle ON and OFF. The
heating element retains enough heat to provide a uniform
and consistent heat during the off cycle.
For efficient cooking, turn OFF the element several minutes
before cooking is complete. This will allow residual heat to
complete the cooking process.


Element ON & hot surface indicator lights
Your appliance is equipped with two different types of
radiant surface control indicator lights that will glow on the
backguard — the Element On indicator light and the Hot
Surface indicator lights (See Fig. 3).
The Element ON indicator lights are located on the
control panel above each radiant element control knob and
will glow when a surface element is turned ON. A quick
glance at this indicator light after cooking is an easy check
to be sure ALL surface controls are turned OFF. The Hot
Surface indicator light located on the control panel will
glow when any surface cooking area heats up and will
remain on until the glass cooktop has cooled to a
Fig. 2
Radiant elements have a limiter that allows the element
to cycle ON and OFF, even at the HI setting. This helps
to prevent damage to the ceramic smoothtop. Cycling at
the HI setting is normal and will occur more often if the
cookware is too small for the radiant element or if the
cookware bottom is not flat.
Be sure to read the detailed instructions for ceramic
glass cooktop cleaning in the General Care & Cleaning
and Before You Call checklist sections of this Use &
Care Manual.
element ON
Fig. 3



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