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Cookware Material Types; Home Canning - Frigidaire FFEF3010LWB Use & Care Manual

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Surface
indicator
light
Your range is equipped
with one
or more surface
indicator
lights
located on the
panel just
above
the oven door.
surface
The surface indicator light will glow when one or more
surface elements are turned ON. A quick glance at this
indicator light when finished surface cooking on the cooktop
is an easy check to be sure all surface controls are turned
OFF.
Use proper
cookware
The size and type of cookware
used will influence
the
setting
needed for best
cooking
results.
Be sure to follow the
recommendations
for using
proper cookware
as illustrated
in Figs. 1 & 2. Cookware
should
have flat bottoms
that make
good contact with the entire
surface
heating
element.
Check for flatness
by rotating
a
ruler across the bottom
of the
cookware
(See Fig, 1).
Fig. 1
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• Flat bottom and straight
sides.
• Tight fitting lids.
• Weight of handle does not
tilt cookware. Cookware is
well balanced.
• Cookware size matches the
amount of food to be
prepared and the size of
the surface element.
• Made of material that
conducts heat well.
• Easy to clean.
• Always match cookware
bottom
to element
diameter.
o Curved and warped pan
bottoms.
o Cookware overhangs
element
by more than
1/2" (1.27 cm).
• Cookware is smaller than
element.
• Cookware weight is not
balanced.
Fig. 2
Cookware
material
types
The cookware
material determines
how evenly and quickly
heat is transferred
from the surface element to the pan
bottom. The most popular materials available are:
Aluminum
- Excellent heat conductor.
Some types of food
will cause it to darken (Anodized aluminum cookware
resists
staining & pitting).
Copper = Excellent heat conductor
but discolors
easily (See
Aluminum).
Stainless
- Slow heat conductor
with uneven cooking
results. Is durable, easy to clean and resists staining.
Cast Iron
= A slow heat conductor
however will retain heat
very well. Cooks evenly once cooking temperature
is reached.
Porcelain-enamel
on metal
= Heating characteristics
will vary
depending
on base material.
Glass = Slow heat conductor.
Home
Canning
Be sure to read and observe all the following
points when
home canning with your appliance. Check with the USDA
(United States Department
of Agriculture)
website and be
sure to read all the information
they have available as well as
follow their recommendations
for home canning procedures.
Use only quality flat bottom canners when home canning.
Use a straight-edge
to check canner bottom
(see
"Cookware
material types" in the Before setting
surface
controls
section).
• Use only a completely
flat
bottom canner
with no ridges
that radiate from the bottom
center when home canning
using a ceramic cooktop.
Hake
sure the diameter
of the canner does not
exceed 1 inch beyond the surface element
markings
or burner,
It is recommended
to use smaller diameter
canners on electric coil and ceramic glass cooktops.
• Start with hot tap water to bring water to boil more quickly.
• Use the highest heat setting when first bringing the water
to a boil. Once boiling is achieved, reduce heat to lowest
possible setting to maintain that boil.
NEVER place or straddle a cooking utensil over 2 different
surface cooking elements at the same time. This can cause
uneven heating results.

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