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-bottom 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.
The element on indicator lights are located on the
control panel (Figure 1) between the two radiant element
control knob and will glow when a surface element is
element on indicator light location.
BEFORE SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS
Model A only :
The hot surface indicator light located on the cooktop
(Figure 2) will glow when any surface cooking area heats
up and will remain on until the glass cooktop has cooled
to a MODERATE level.
Hot surface indicator light location.
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 flat.
Be sure to read detailed instructions for ceramic glass
cooktop cleaning in the general care & cleaning
section and Before You Call checklist section of this
Use and Care Guide.
Figure 2 - model a only