SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS
Operating surface elements
• Surface elements may appear to have cooled after
they have been turned off. The element surface
may still be hot and burns may occur if the element
or the area surrounding the element is touched before
it has cooled sufficiently.
• Do not place flammable items such as plastic 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 surface elements.
• Protective liners—Do not use aluminum foil to line
surface drip bowls, or reflector pans. Improper
installation of these liners may result in risk of electric
shock, or fire. Only use aluminum foil as
recommended in this manual.
To operate surface elements:
1. Place correctly sized cooking utensil on surface
2. Push in and turn the surface control knob in either
direction to the desired setting. Start most surface
cooking on a higher setting and then turn to a lower
setting to finish. The surface control knobs do not have
to be set exactly on a particular spot. Use the graphics
provided as a guide and adjust the control knob as
needed (Fig. 1). Each surface element provides a
constant amount of heat at each setting. For more
information see the Suggested surface element
settings table (Fig. 2).
3. When cooking is complete, turn the surface element
OFF before removing the cookware.
• The element on indicator light(s) will glow when one
or more surface elements are turned ON. A quick
glance at this indicator light when finished surface
cooking is an easy check to be sure all surface controls
are turned OFF.
• The size and type of utensil used, and the amount and
type of food being cooked will influence the surface
setting needed for best cooking results.
Suggested surface element settings
The suggested settings table provided below are based
when cooking with medium-weight aluminum pans with
lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.
Suggested surface element settings table
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 or
Medium Low (2 - 4)
Keep foods cooking, poach, stew
Low (LO - 1)
Keep warm, melt, simmer
Do not allow aluminum foil, or ANY material that can
melt to make contact with the surface element.