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Before Setting Surface Controls; About The Ceramic Cooktop & Radiant Elements - Frigidaire BKEF3048LSB Use & Care Manual

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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,
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.
Element
on & hot surface
indicator
lights
Your appliance is equipped with two different types of
radiant surface control indicator lights that will glow on the
control panel i
the on indicator and the hot surface
indicator lights.
The element on indicator light will glow when any surface
element is turned ON. A quick glance at this indicator light
after cooking is an easy check to be sure the surface
controls are turned OFF (See Fig. 1).
The hot surface indicator light will glow when any surface
cooking area heats up and will remain
on until the glass
cooktop has cooled to a MODERATE level (See Fig. 2).
element ON indicator light
!
on
@
OFF
OFF
Lo _
hi
7
4
6
reed
4
reed
Fig. 1
hot surface indicator light
I
hot
©
surface
o
OFF
@
OFF
6
6
e
4
4
2
2
e
to
to
to _
M
4
6
reed
Fig. 2
8
7
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 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.
Be sure to read the detailed instructions for ceramic
glass cooktop cleaning in the Care &Cleaning
and
Before You Call checklist sections of this Use & Care
Manual.

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