The Electronic Surface Element
The Electronic Surface Element Control ("ESEC") includes
digital display windows. The ESEC 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 ESEC Display Settings
The ESEC control provides various heat levels from Hi (Fig. 2)
to Lo (Fig. 4) and OFF (Fig. 1). The settings between 9.5 and
3.0 decrease or increase in increments of .5 (1/2). The settings
between 3.0 and 1.2 are Simmer settings which decrease
or increase in increments of .2 (1/5) to Lo (Figure 4; lowest
Simmer setting) for more precise settings at lower heat levels.
Use the Recommended Surface Setting Chart to determine the
correct setting for the kind of food you are preparing.
Power Failure Indicator Message (PF)
When the range is ﬁ rst plugged in or when the power
supply to the range has been interrupted, the ESEC control
will display the message "PF" (Power Failure; See Fig. 7).
After a few seconds the "PF" message will disappear from
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 ESEC 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.
Error Indicator Message (Er)
An error message will be displayed (glowing "Er") at power up
(or after a power failure) if ANY of the surface control knobs
were left in the ON positions (See Fig. 8). 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 ﬁ nd any pot on the zone, it will ﬂ ash its
power level for 3 minutes. After ﬂ ashing for 3 minutes, the
digital display will show an "Er" message.
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 "Er" message
remains in any display after following these procedures,
contact your authorized servicer for assistance.
Power Boost Indicator Message (Pb)
When an induction zone is ﬁ rst 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).
SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS
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 inﬂ uence
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.
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 smooth top. Cycling at
the HI setting is normal and can occur if the cookware
is too small for the radiant element or if the cookware
bottom is not ﬂ at.