About the ceramic glass
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. Make sure the diameter of the
pan matches the diameter of the element outline on
the cooktop (See Figs. 1 & 2).
Heat is transferred up through the surface of the
cooktop to the cookware. Only ﬂ at-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.
Figure 1 - 30" Model
Figure 2 - 36" Model
About the radiant surface
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 efﬁ cient cooking, turn OFF the
element several minutes before cooking is complete.
This will allow residual heat to complete the cooking
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 glass
cooktop. Cycling at the HI setting is normal and
can also occur if the cookware is too small for the
radiant element or if the cookware bottom is not
ﬂ at (Refer to page 8 for using correct cookware
instructions with the cooktop).
Please read detailed instructions for ceramic glass
cooktop cleaning in the Care & Cleaning section
and Solutions to Common Problems section of
this Use and Care Guide.