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Setting Surface Controls; Single Radiant Elements - Frigidaire FPEF3081KFA Use & Care Manual

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The cooktop has several single radiant surface elements.
Each surface element provides a constant amount of heat at
each setting. A glowing red surface heating area extending
beyond the bottom edge of the cookwa re indicates the
cookware is too small for the surface heating area.
Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then
set to a lower setting to finish cooking.The suggested
power level settings found in Fig.1 are based when cooking
with medium-weight
aluminum pans with lids. Settings may
vary when using other types of pans.
To operate a single radiant surface element:
1. Place correctly sized cookware on
the radiant surface element.
Press and hold the on=off
for the desired element position
until a beep is heard.
Press Io, reed (5.0) or hi.
' reed
Each touch of the Io or hi pad will
decrease or increase the power
level by 1/2 from 9.5 through 3.0.
Simmer power levels between
3.0 and 1.2 will decrease or increase
by .2 increments. Io is the lowest
power level available.
Once cooking has
completed, press on-off.
Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled
after they have been turned off. The glass surface
still be hot and burns may occur if the glass surface is
touched before it has cooled sufficiently.
Do not place flammable
items such as plastic salt and
pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on
top of the range when it is in use. These items could melt
or ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could
catch fire if placed too close to the surface elements.
power level settings
(for single,
dual or triple elements)
Type of cooking
High (8,0-HI)
Start most foods, bring water to a
boil, pan broiling
Medium high (5.0 - 8.0) Continuea rapid boil, fry, deep fat fry
Medium (3.0 - 5.0)
Maintain a slow boil, thicken sauces
and gravies or steam vegetables
Keep foods cooking, poach, stew
(2.8 or lower is a simmer setting)
Medium Low (2,0 - 4,0)
Low (Lo - 2.0)
Keep warm, melt, simmer (2.8 or
lower is a simmer setting)
Note: These settings are based when cooking with medium-
weight aluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when
using other types of pans.
Fig. 1
The lie (hot element) message will appear in the display
windows once a heating element is turned OFF and will
remain ON until the heating surface area or areas have
cooled sufficiently.
Do not allow aluminum
foil, orANY
can melt to make contact with the ceramic glass
cooktop, If these items melt on the cooktop they will
damage the ceramic cooktop.
The size and type of utensil used, and the amount and
type of food being cooked will influence the setting
needed for best cooking results.


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