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. Make sure the diameter of the pan
matches the diameter of the element outline on the cooktop (See Figs. 1
Heat is transferred up through the surface of the cooktop to the cookware.
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
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.
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 flat (Refer to page 18 for using correct cookware instructions with the
Please read detailed instructions for ceramic glass cooktop cleaning in the General Care &
Cleaning section and Solutions to Common Problems section of this Use and Care Guide.
Setting Surface Controls
Fig.1 - 30" Model - Cooktop Appearance
Fig. 2 - 36" Model - Cooktop Appearance