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General Cooktop Information; Operating The Single Radiant Surface Elements - Kenmore ELITE 790.4417 Series Use & Care Manual

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Setting
Surface Controls
General
Cooktop
Information
Use the table below to determine the correct setting for the kind of food you are preparing. The Simmer settings are
used to simmer and keep larger quantities of foods warm such as stews and soups. The lower Simmer settings are
ideal for delicate foods and melting chocolate or butter.
Note: The size and type of cookware used will influence the setting needed for best cooking results.
Recommended
Settings
Table
for Single, Dual and Bridge Surface Elements
HI (High)
Start most foods, bring water to a boil, pan broiling
5-8 (Medium high)
Continue a rapid boil, fry, deep fat fry
5 (Medium)
Maintain a slow boil, thicken sauces and gravies, steam vegetables
2-4 (Medium low)
Keep foods cooking, poach, stew
LO-2 (Low)
Keep warm, melt, simmer
Operating the Single
Radiant
Surface
Elements
The cooktop has 2 SINGLE radiant surface elements:
the RIGHT REAR position and the LEFT REAR
position.The left rear element may also be used with
the Bridge element (Figures 1 and 2).
Figure 1
Figure 2
To
Operate
the Single
Radiant
Surface
Elements
1.
Place correctly sized cookware on the radiant surface element.
2.
Push in and turn the surface control knob in either direction to the desired setting (Figure
3). Turn the knob to adjust the setting if desired. 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.
3.
When cooking
has completed,
turn the surface control
knob to OFF before
removing
the cookware.
Note: The Hot Surface Indicator light will come on when the
control knob is turned on and will continue to glow until the glass cooktop has cooled
down to a moderate level. The light may remain on even though the controls are turned
OFF.
Hi
8
7
ff
Med
Lo
2
3
Figure 3
Note: See above Table for recommended control settings.
Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been turned off. A hot surface
indicator light will come 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.
Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders
or plastic wrappings on
cooktop
when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch fire if
placed too close to the surface elements.
Do not allow aluminum
foil, or ANY material that can melt to make contact with the ceramic
glass
cooktop.
If these items melt on the cooktop they will damage the ceramic cooktop.

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