SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS
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 - 3)
Keep warm, melting and simmering.
Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper
shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on
cooktop when it is in use. These items could melt or
ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch
ﬁ re if placed too close to the surface elements.
Do not allow aluminum foil, or ANY material that
can melt to make contact with the ceramic glass
cooktop. If these items melt on the cooktop they will
damage the ceramic cooktop.
Ceramic Glass Cooktop only: 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.
Operating the Single Surface
Elements (All models)
To Operate the Single Surface Elements
1. Place correctly sized cookware on the surface
2. Push in and turn the surface control knob in either
direction to the desired setting (Figure 1).
3. Turn the knob to adjust the setting if desired. Start
most cooking operations on a higher setting and then
turn to a lower setting to ﬁ nish cooking. Each surface
element provides a constant amount of heat at each
setting. Ceramic Glass Cooktop Only: A glowing
red surface heating area extending beyond the
bottom edge of the cookware indicates the cookware
is too small for the surface heating area.
4. When cooking has completed, turn the surface
control knob to OFF before removing the
Figure 1 -Control knob shown is typical only.
The "Hot Surface" indicator lights will glow when the
element is turned on and will continue to glow after the
control knob is turned to the "OFF" position. It will glow
until the heating surface area has cooled sufﬁ ciently.
The glass surface may still be hot and burns may
occur if the glass surface is touched before the indicator
light has turned OFF. The message may remain on even
though the controls are turned OFF.
See Recommended Setting for Surface Element table on