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Frigidaire FES365ESE Use & Care Manual page 8

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Models with Ceramic
Glass Cooktop
Model A
Model B
Model C
Model D
Cooktop radiant areas that heat
Your appliance may have one of these
- Figure 1
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 Figure 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.
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.
Model B shown Only - Figure 2
Please read detailed instructions for
ceramic glass cooktop cleaning in the General
Care & Cleaning
section and Before You Call
checklist section of this Use and Care Guide.
NOTE: 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 smooth top. Cycling at the HI setting is
normal and can occur ifthe cookware is too small
for the radiant element or if the cookware bottom
is not flat (Refer to page 12 under Selecting
Surface Cooking Utensils).
of the Radiant Surface
and Controls
Your range is equipped with radiant surface elements with different wattage
ratings. The ability to heat food quicker and in larger volumes increases as
the element wattage increases.
The radiant surface elements are located on the cooktop as follows:
Model A (See Figure 1):
- Two dual 5 or 7 inch radiant element at the right and left rear position;
- Two dual 6 or 9 inch radiant element at the right and left front position;
Model B (see Figures 1 and2) and Model C (Figure
- One 6 inch radiant element at the right rear position;
- One 6 or one 8 inch radiant element at the left rear position (varies with
- A dual 6 or 9 inch radiant element at the right front position;
- A 6 or one 9 inch radiant element located at the left front position (varies
with models);
Model D (Figure t ):
- A 6 inch radiant element at the right rear position;
- A dual 6 or 9 inch radiant element at the right front position;
- Two 8 inch radiant elements
located at both the left front and rear
- Between left front and rear elements is a Bridge radiant element. The
BRIDGE radiant element is controlled using the same knob that controls
the left front radiant element position.
NOTE: Due to the high intensity of heat generated by the surface
elements, the glass surface will turn green when the element will be
turned off. This phenomenon is normal and the glass will come back to
its original white color after it has completely cooled down. (White glass
cooktops only).

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