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Typesof Heating Units Used; Hot Surface Indicator Light - Frigidaire FEC36C2ASA Owner's Manual

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Ceramic Glass Cooktop
(some models)
The ceramic-glass cooktop has electric heating coils located below the ceramic glass surface. The design of the glass cooktop
outlines the area of the surface heating unit below, Most importantly, make sure the diameter of the pan matches the diameter
of the surface unit, Heat is transferred up through the surface of the cooktop. Only fiat-bottomed pans should be used, The type
and size of the cookware, number of surface units in use and the settings of the surface units are factorsthat will affect the amount
of heat that will spread to areassurrounding the units, The areas surrounding the units may become hot enough to cause burns,
The cooktop should not be used as a cutting board or work surface, Dropping heavy or hard objects on the cooktop may crack it.
Panswith rough bottoms mayscratch the cooktopsurface, Placingfoods directlyon thesmoothtop surface (without cooking utensils)
is not recommended asdifficult cleaning will result and foods may smoke and cause a potential fire hazard, Never use the griddle
or similar cooking sheet on the ceramic glass cooktop,
Types of heating
units
used
Depending on model, three types of heating units may be found under the ceramic glass cooktop:
Regular (single coil) radiant elements of various diameters or shapes.
Expandable type (double circuits) radiant elements of various diameters or shapes,
Bridge Expandable type (triple circuits) radiant elements of various diameters or shapes.
Regular radiant elements (some models)
The ceramic glass design shows the location of the heating surfaces.
Control knobs are used to set the heat power levels; knobs need first to be pressed in when at OFF
position, then turned to the desired heat settings.
A glowing red surface unit extending beyond the bottom edge of the cooking utensil indicates the
utensil istoo small for the unit, The control knob does not have to be set exactly on a particular mark.
Usethe marks asa guide and adjust the control knob asneeded. The hot surface and surface indicator
lights will glow.
The surface control knobs shown below may
not look identicalto the surface control knobs
on your appliance: it isonly representational,
Expandable radiant elements (some models)
This heating unit combines the characteristics of a small and a large regular radiant
heating unit. Its principal advantage is to allow small and large utensils to be used on
the same heating unit, therefore increasing the cooktop flexibility.
Heat power levels are adjusted by a special control knob that has a dual set of
graduations; for small utensils use the small graduations; the inner surface only will be
heating. For larger utensils usethe larger graduations; the whole surface will be heating.
The hot surface and surface indicator lights will glow when the heating unit is turned
ON.
The surface control knobs shown below may
not look identicalto the surface control knobs
on your appliance: it isonly representational,
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Bridge Radiant elements (some models)
Its principal advantage isto allow you to create larger cooking zone for larger pan such
as roaster, griddle or some other specialty pans.
To use the bridge element, turn the control knob on left side, to the bridge element
settings.
For full bridge element operation turn on the rear element.
To useonly the front element, turn the control knob on right side, to the front element
settings.
Hot Surface
Indicator
Light
(some models)
Some models have an indicator light located on the ceramic glass cooktop that glows as soon as
the glass begins to warm up. When the heating unit is turned off, it will continue to glow as long
asthe glass remains warm enough to cause burns. Other models have a hot surface indicators per
element arranged in a cluster, Their location is as shown in the illustration.
(Typical 30" cooktopshown)

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