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Before Setting Surface Controls - Frigidaire FPEF3081KFA Use & Care Manual

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Air circulation
in the oven
For best baking results allow 2-4" (5-10 cm) around the
cookware for proper air circulation and be sure pans and
cookware do not touch each other, the oven door, sides or
back of the oven cavity. Hot air must be able to circulate
around the pans and cookware in the oven for even heat to
reach around the food.
Baking layer cakes with 1 or 2 oven racks
For best results when baking cakes using 2 oven racks,
place cookware on rack positions 2 & 5 (See Fig. 1). For
best results when using a single oven flat rack, place
cookware on rack positions 2, 3 or 4 (See Fig. 2).
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
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. Be sure to match the pan size with the
diameter of the element outline on the cooktop and only
flat-bottomed
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,
Unlike the surface elements, the keep warm zone will
not glow red when it is hot.
Radiant elements have a limiter that allows the element
to cycle ON and OFF, even atthe HI setting. This helps to
prevent damage to the ceramic smoothtop. Cycling at the
HI setting is normal and will occur more often if the
cookware
is too small for the radiant element or if the
cookware bottom is not flat.
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. This will allow residual heat to
complete the cooking process.
The single radiant elements will have one round outline
pattern shown (See Fig. 3). The keep warm zone is
designed to keep food warm only.
The space wise bridge feature allows the user to set the
left front cooking element along with the left middle and if
desired the left rear single elements into one combined
cooking zone called the space wise bridge element (See
Fig. 3). The left front and left rear elements may also be
used as single independent heating elements whenever
needed.
space wise (bridge)
cooking zone
front of cooktop
Fig, 3 (element and cooking zone locations on cooktop)
Power plus feature
(some models)
Your appliance may be equipped with one or two elements
on the ceramic cooktop marked power plus.
power ptus
The power plus radiant element has a higher power level
capability and is best used when bringing larger quantities
of liquid to temperature
or when preparing larger quantities
of food.

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