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Setting Surface Controls - Frigidaire MEF361BHDB Owner's Manual

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Setting
Surface
Controls for Models
with
Radiant
Elements
OFF
1
9
2
8
4
5
6
Radiant Surface Unit Control
OFF
1
9
2
8
4
5
6
Dual
Radiant
Surface
Unit
Control
OFF
MED
Simmer Select Surface Unit Control
After turning
a Radiant
Surface Unit OFF, be careful
not to
touch either unit until it has had enough
time to COOL. Surface Units will turn
dark in color after they have been turned
off and burns may occur if the units are
touched at this time.
Do not
place plastic
items such as salt and peppershakers
spoon holders or plastic wrappings
on top of the range 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 unit.
When using the Simmer
Select feature the element will not glow
red when it is hot.
To Operate
Radiant
Surface
Unit
1.
Place cooking utensil on the surface element.
2.
Push in and turn the Surface Control knob in either direction to the desired
setting. Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn
to a lower setting to finish cooking. The control knobs do not have to be
set exactly on a particular mark. Use the marks as a guide and adjust the
control knob as needed. Each surface unit provides a constant amount of
heat at each setting. A glowing
red surface unit extending
beyond the
bottom
edge of the utensil indicates the utensil is too small for the unit.
3.
When cooking is completed, turn the surface element off before removing
the pan. Note: The surface signal light will glow
when one or more
elements are turned on. A quick glance at the signal light(s) when cooking
is finished is an easy check to be sure all control knobs are turned off. The
hot cooktop surface light will continue to glow after the control knob is
turned to off and will glow until the element has cooled sufficiently.
To Operate
Dual
Radiant
Surface
Unit
(If equipped)
Set the rocker switch to the desired coil size.e Indicates inner coil only.
Indicates both inner and outer coils operate. You may switch from either
coil setting at any time during cooking. Push in and turn the Control Knob in
either direction to the desired setting as instructed above.
To Operate
Simmer
Select
Surface
Unit
(If equipped)
The right side of the control knob allows you to use the Simmer Select unit as
you would any normal surface unit on the medium to high settings.
The left side of the control knob is used to operate the Simmer Select feature.
This feature allows the element to heat at a much lower temperature
than
when used as a normal
surface unit. This allows you to precisely simmer
delicate foods.
You may switch between normal cooking and Simmer Select at any time during
the cooking process. Be sure to set the knob indicator between MAX and MIN
for simmering
or between MED and HI for normal cooking.
NOTE: The unit will not operate if the knob is positioned in the space between
MAX and MED.
The suggested
settings found
in the chart below are based on cooking in
medium-weight
aluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when using other
types of pans.
STANDARD AND DUAL RADIANT SURFACE UNITS
Setting
Type of Cooking
HIGH (HI - 9)
Start most foods, bring water to a boil, pan broiling
MEDIUM HIGH (7 - 8)
Continue a rapid boil, fry, deep fat fry
MEDIUM (5-6)
Maintain
a slow boil, thicken
sauces and gravies,
steam vegetables
MEDIUM LOW (2 - 4)
Keep foods cooking, poach, stew
LOW (LO - I)
Keep warm, melt, simmer
SIMMER SELECT SURFACE UNIT
MAX
Larger quantities
of food, stews and soups
MIN
Smaller quanitites
of food, delicate foods, melting
chocolate
or butter
Note: The size and type of utensil used, and the amount and type of food being
cooked will influence the setting needed for best cooking results.
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