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Electrolux EW36CC55GW - 36in Electric Cooktop Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
R a d i a n t / I n d u c t i o n E l e c t r i c C o o k t o p
318 203 622 (0809)

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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide R a d i a n t / I n d u c t i o n E l e c t r i c C o o k t o p 318 203 622 (0809)
  • Page 2: Finding Information

    Solicite la P/N 318203622E. Spanish Use & Care Manual Electrolux Home Products P. O. Box 212378 Augusta, GA 30917 ©2008 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Post Office Box 212378, Augusta, Georgia 30917, USA All rights reserved. Printed in the USA...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Finding Information TABLE OF CONTENTS Finding Information ........... 2-3 General Care & Cleaning ....... 25-27 Make a Record for Future use ........ 2 Care & Cleaning Table .......... 25 Questions? .............. 2 Cooktop Cleaning and Maintenance ..... 26 Cleaning Recommendations for the Safety ..............
  • Page 4: Safety

    Safety IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read all instructions before using this appliance. Save these instructions for future reference. This manual contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay attention to these symbols and follow all instructions given. WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.
  • Page 5 Safety edition in the United States, or CSA C22.1, Part 1 in Canada, and local code requirements. Install only per installation instructions provided in the literature package for this appliance. Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an authorized repair service. Know how to disconnect the electrical power to the appliance at the circuit breaker or fuse box in case of an emergency.
  • Page 6 Safety • Use Only Dry Pot holders. Moist or damp pot holders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let the pot holders touch hot surface units. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth instead of a pot holder. •...
  • Page 7 Safety FOR CERAMIC-GLASS COOKTOP ONLY • Do Not Clean or Operate a Broken Cooktop. If cooktop should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately. • Clean Cooktop with Caution. If a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to avoid a steam burn.
  • Page 8 Cooktop Features COOKTOP FEATURES READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE COOKTOP CAUTION UTION UTION UTION UTION The Cooking Zones may appear to be cool while turned ON and after they have been turned OFF. The glass surface may be HOT from residual heat transferred from the cookware and burns may occur. INDUCTION ELEMENT CHARACTERISTICS (RIGHT FRONT AND REAR ELEMENTS) A COOLER COOKTOP- A unique feature of the Induction Cooktop is whether turned ON or...
  • Page 9: Cooktop Features

    Cooktop Features COOKTOP FEATURES (CONT’D) Main Cooktop Controls Minute Timer Key Pads timer warm lock POWER Fig. 2 Fig. 1 6 7 8 9 11 Element Controls (at 4 or 5 locations) ON OFF Fig. 3 13. Cooktop ON/OFF Key Pad 14.
  • Page 10: Before Using The Cooktop

    Before Using the Cooktop ABOUT THE CERAMIC GLASS COOKTOP The ceramic cooktop has radiant and induction 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.
  • Page 11: Led Messages Or Light Indicators Displayed By Main Control

    Before Using the Cooktop LED MESSAGES OR LIGHT INDICATORS DISPLAYED BY MAIN CONTROL CONTROLS LOCK - This feature allows the cooktop to be locked only when the cooktop is switched to OFF. Touch and hold the LOCK key pad for a few seconds. A beep will sound and the lock indicator light will turn on (Fig.
  • Page 12: About The Radiant Surface Elements

    Before Using the Cooktop 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.
  • Page 13: The Recommended Radiant Element Settings

    Before Using the Cooktop THE RECOMMENDED RADIANT ELEMENT SETTINGS Use the chart to determine the correct setting for the type of food you are preparing. Recommended Surface Settings Chart Setting Type of Cooking HIGH (HI) Start most foods; bring water to a boil and pan broiling. MEDIUM HIGH (8-10) Continue a rapid boil;...
  • Page 14: Use The Correct Cookware Type On The Induction Cooking Zones

    Before Using the Cooktop USE THE CORRECT COOKWARE TYPE ON THE INDUCTION COOKING ZONES The magnetic Cooking Zone sensors located below the cooktop surface require the use of cookware made with magnetic material in order to start the heating process on any of the Cooking Zones. When purchasing pans, look for cookware specifically identified by the manufacturer for use with Induction cooktops.
  • Page 15: Cookware Recommendations

    Before Using the Cooktop COOKWARE RECOMMENDATIONS INCORRECT CORRECT timer timer • Cookware not centered on Cook- • Cookware centered correctly on ing Zone surface. Cooking Zone surface. • Curved or warped pan bottoms or • Flat pan bottom & straight sides. sides.
  • Page 16: Use Quality Cookware In Good Condition

    Before Using the Cooktop USE QUALITY COOKWARE IN GOOD CONDITION The cookware used with the Induction Cooktop should have flat bottoms that make good contact with the entire surface of the Cooking Zone. Check for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom of the cookware (See Fig.
  • Page 17: Cookware Material Types For Radiant Elements Only

    Before Using the Cooktop COOKWARE MATERIAL TYPES FOR RADIANT ELEMENTS ONLY The cookware material determines how evenly and quickly heat is transferred from the surface element to the pan bottom. The most popular materials available are: ALUMINUM- Excellent heat conductor. Some types of food will cause it to darken (Anodized aluminum cookware resists staining &...
  • Page 18: Setting The Surface Controls

    Setting Surface Controls USING THE TOUCH CONTROL The recommended way to use the touch pads on the cooktop is shown in Fig. 1. Be sure that your finger is placed in the center of the touch pad as shown. If the finger is not placed on the center of a pad, the cooktop may not respond to the selection made.
  • Page 19: Operating The Dual Surface Radiant Element

    Setting Surface Controls OPERATING THE DUAL SURFACE RADIANT ELEMENT Both the 30” and 36” cooktops are equipped with dual radiant surface element located as shown in Figs. 1 & 2. A touch key pad on the element controls is used to select one of the 2 positions of the element. Symbols and indicator lights on the control panel are used to indicate which coil of the dual radiant element will heat.
  • Page 20: Operating The Induction Cooking Zones

    Setting Surface Controls OPERATING THE INDUCTION COOKING ZONES The cooktop has two induction Cooking Zones designed for cookware of various sizes. Be sure to place cookware that meets the minimum and maximum pan size requirements (Fig. 2, page 14) for the Cooking Zone desired and is best for the amount of food being prepared.
  • Page 21: Induction Cooking Preheat Recommendations

    Setting Surface Controls OPERATING THE INDUCTION COOKING ZONES IMPORTANT OPERATING NOTES: • Fluids spilled or objects lying on the controls area of the cooktop may cause the cooktop to display error code and turn OFF while cooking. Clean the spills or remove the objects from the cooktop.
  • Page 22: Keep Warm Feature

    Setting Surface Controls KEEP WARM FEATURE The Warm feature may be used with any of the Cooking Elements. To Turn the Keep Warm Feature ON: 1. To select the Keep Warm feature for any Cooking Element touch the key pad for ON OFF the corresponding Cooking Element.
  • Page 23: Sabbath Feature Mode

    Setting Surface Controls SABBATH FEATURE MODE When the Sabbath feature is ON "Sb" will be showed on the radiant elements control displays and on the Minute Timer Control display (Fig. 1). On induction element control displays will be showed "-". Only radiant surface elements can be used during Sabbath mode.
  • Page 24: Power Sharing (Induction Cooking Zones Only)

    Setting Surface Controls POWER SHARING (INDUCTION COOKING ZONES ONLY) Your cooktop is equipped with two induction elements within one heating section. The Cooking Zones are powered by an independent induction inverters. Two Cooking Zones in a heating section share the power of one inverter.
  • Page 25: General Care & Cleaning

    General Care & Cleaning CARE & CLEANING TABLE How to Clean Surfaces Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth. Aluminum & Vinyl Using a soft cloth, clean with mild dish detergent and water or a 50/50 solution Painted and Plastic of vinegar and water.
  • Page 26: Cooktop Cleaning And Maintenance

    General Care & Cleaning COOKTOP CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE Consistent and proper cleaning is essential to maintaining your ceramic glass cooktop Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended Cleaning Creme to the ceramic surface. It is available in most hardware stores. Clean and buff with a paper towel. This will make cleaning easier when soiled from cooking.
  • Page 27: Cleaning Recommendations For The Ceramic Glass Cooktop

    General Care & Cleaning CLEANING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CERAMIC GLASS COOKTOP (CONTINUED) UTION UTION CAUTION UTION UTION Damage to the ceramic glass cooktop may occur if you use scrub pad. IMPORTANT NOTE: Damage to the ceramic glass cooktop may occur if you use an abrasive type scratch pad.
  • Page 28: Solutions To Common Problems

    Solutions to Common Problems IMPOR IMPOR IMPORT T T T T ANT IMPOR IMPOR Before calling for service, review the following problems first. It may save you both time and expense. This list includes common experiences that are not the result of defective workmanship or material in your cooktop.
  • Page 29: Cooking Zone Does Not Heat Food (Induction Elements)

    Solutions to Common Problems COOKING ZONE DOES NOT HEAT FOOD (INDUCTION ELEMENTS) • No cookware was placed on the Cooking Zone or cookware material type incorrect for Induction Cooking. • Cookware bottom not large enough for Cooking Zone. • Cookware is warped or in poor condition. •...
  • Page 30: Cooktop Zone Control Displays E And 2 Digits Led Main Control Displays

    Solutions to Common Problems COOKTOP ZONE CONTROL DISPLAYS E E E E E AND 2 DIGITS LED MAIN CONTROL DISPLAYS • Induction Cooktop main control has detected a fault or error condition. Try turning electrical power supply OFF and back ON to cooktop in order to reset Cooktop main controls.
  • Page 31: Brown Streaks And Specks On Ceramic Glass Cooktop Surface

    Solutions to Common Problems BROWN STREAKS AND SPECKS ON CERAMIC GLASS COOKTOP SURFACE • Boilovers have cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. See instructions under General Care & Cleaning. • Cleaning materials not recommended for ceramic-glass cooktop have been used. Use recommended cleaners and cleaning method.
  • Page 32: Warranty Information

    14. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during transportation or installation, including but not limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc. 15. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies;...

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