To Operate the Surface Element
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
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 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
MEDIUM HIGH (6)
MEDIUM LOW (2-3)
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.
Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, 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 element.
Type of Cooking
Start most foods, bring water to a boil, pan
Continue a rapid boil, fry, deep fat fry
Maintain a slow boil, thicken sauces and
gravies, steam vegetables
Keep foods cooking, poach, stew
Keep warm, melt, simmer