Operating The Dual Surface Radiant Element - Frigidaire FPEC3085KSA Use & Care Manual

30"/36" models
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Operating the Dual Surface Radiant
The cooktop is equipped with a dual radiant surface
element located at the right rear (See Figures 1 & 2)
position. Symbols around the knob are used to indicate
which coil of the dual radiant element will heat. The o
symbol indicates that only the inner coil will heat (Fig. 5).
The ® symbol indicates that both inner and outer coils
will heat (Fig. 6). You may switch from either coil setting
at any time during cooking.
To Operate the Dual Surface Element
Place correctly sized cookware on the dual surface
Push in and turn the control knob as shown in Figure 3
for smaller cookware or in Figure 4 for larger cookware.
Turn the knob to adjust the setting if needed. Start
most cooking operations on a higher setting and then
turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. 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 cookware indicates the
cookware is too small for the surface heating area.
When cooking has completed,
turn the surface
control knob to OFF before removing
The surface "Element
On" indicator lights will glow
when one or more elements are turned on. A quick
glance at these indicator lights when cooking is finished
is an easy check to be sure all surface elements are
turned off.
See Recommended Setting for Surface Element table on
Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper
or plastic wrappings
cooktop when it is in use. These items could melt or
ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch
Do not allow aluminum
foil, or ANY material
can melt to make contact with the ceramic glass
If these items melt on the cooktop they will
Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3
Figure 4
Control knobs shown are typical
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled
after they have been turned
OFF. lie
(Hot Element)
message will turn ON and will continue to glow until the
glass cooktop has cooled down to a moderate level. The
glass surface may still be hot and burns may occur if
the glass surface is touched before the indicator light has
turned OFF. The message may remain on even though
the controls are turned OFF.

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