Smoothtop Surface Notes:
• Cooktop may emit light smoke and odor the first few
times the cooktop is used. This is normal.
• Smoothtop cooktops retain heat for a period of time
after the element is turned off. Turn the elements off
a few minutes before food is completely cooked and use
the retained heat to complete cooking. When the hot
surface light turns off, the cooking area will be cool
enough to touch. Because of the way they retain heat, the
smoothtop elements will not respond to changes in
settings as quickly as coil elements.
• In the event of a potential boilover, remove the pan from
the cooking surface.
• Never attempt to lift the cooktop.
• The smoothtop surface may appear discolored when it is
hot. This is normal and will disappear when the surface
The cooking areas on your range are identified by permanent
circles on the smoothtop surface. For most efficient cooking,
fit the pan size to the element size.
Pans should not extend more than
the cooking area.
When a control is turned on, a glow can be seen through the
smoothtop surface. The element will cycle on and off to
maintain the preset heat setting, even on Hi.
For more information on cookware, refer to Cookware
Recommendations on page 6 and "Cooking Made Simple"
booklet included with your range.
Hot Surface Light
The Hot Surface indicator light is located at the front of the
cooking surface. The light will be illuminated when any
cooking area is hot. It will remain on, even after the control is
turned off, until the area has cooled.
to 1-inch beyond
Tips to Protect the
(see page 17 for more information)
• Before first use, clean the cooktop.
• Clean your cooktop daily or after each use. This will keep
your cooktop looking good and can prevent damage.
• If a spillover occurs while cooking, immediately clean the
spill from the cooking area while it is hot to prevent a tough
cleaning chore later. Using extreme care, wipe spill with a
clean dry towel.
• Do not allow spills to remain on the cooking area or the
cooktop trim for a long period of time.
• Never use abrasive cleansing powders or scouring pads
which will scratch the cooktop.
• Never use chlorine bleach, ammonia or other cleansers not
specifically recommended for use on glass-ceramic.
To Prevent Marks and Scratches
• Do not use glass pans. They may scratch the surface.
• Never place a trivet or wok ring between the surface and
pan. These items can mark or etch the top.
• Do not slide aluminum pans across a hot surface. The pans
may leave marks which need to be removed promptly.
(See Cleaning, page 17.)
• Make sure the surface and the pan bottom are clean before
turning on to prevent scratches.
• To prevent scratching or damage to the glass-ceramic top,
do not leave sugar, salt or fats on the cooking area. Wipe
the cooktop surface with a clean cloth or paper towel
• Never slide heavy metal pans across the surface since
these may scratch.