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Using The Surface Units - GE JP968 Owner's Manual

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Using the surface units.

Your new Profile Cooktop makes an eloquent statement of style, convenience, and kitchen planning flexibility. Whether you
chose it for its purity of design, assiduous attention to detail, or for both of these reasons—you'll find that your Profile
cooktop's superior blend of form and function will delight you for years to come.
This cooktop contains several new features such as pan detection and pan sizing. The touch controls give you precise
control of the surface units. You can quickly switch between a steady low heat and full power or any setting in between.
The information on the following pages will help you operate and maintain your cooktop properly.
NOTE: Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
SURFACE
COOKING
Never cook directly on the glass.
Always use cookware.
OFF CENTER
Always place the pan in the center of
the surface unit you are cooking on.
DRAGGING
Do not slide cookware across the
control or cooktop surface because
it can scratch the glass. The glass is
scratch-resistant, not scratchproof.
ON
OFF
OR
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About the radiant surface units...
The radiant cooktop features heating
units beneath a smooth glass surface.
Cooktop temperatures increase with
the number of surface units that are
on. With 3 or 4 units turned on, surface
temperatures are high. Always use
caution when touching the cooktop.
The ON/OFF indicator lights will come
on next to the Bridge, Warmer and Dual
burners when activated. Lights also
activate for the Pan Detect and Control
Lock features when they are turned on.
The indicator lights will go off when the
surface unit or feature is turned off.
The appropriate HOT SURFACE indicator
light will glow when its corresponding
radiant element is turned on and will
remain on until the surface has cooled
below 150°F.
NOTE:
Hot surface indicator light will:
s
Come on when the surface unit is
turned on.
s
Stay on even after the unit is turned off.
s
Glow brightly until the unit has cooled
below 150°F.
Radiant Surface Units
The controls for the radiant surface units
allow for 11 different heat settings: Low,
1–9 and High. The heating element may
not visibly glow at low heat settings.
Single Surface Unit
To turn on a single surface unit:
Touch the ON/OFF pad, then touch
the (+)/(-) pad. The surface unit will
turn on to power setting 5.
Use the (+)/(-) pad to choose the
desired power setting. The control
will beep each time a pad is touched.
NOTE: A slight odor is normal when a new
cooktop is used for the first time. It is caused by
the heating of new parts and insulating materials
and will disappear in a short time.
It is safe to place hot cookware from the
oven or surface on the glass cooktop
when the surface is cool. Never place
cookware on the control area.
Even after the surface units are turned
off, the glass cooktop retains enough
heat to continue cooking. To avoid
overcooking, remove pans from the
surface units when the food is cooked.
Avoid placing anything on the surface
unit until it has cooled completely.
s
Water stains (mineral deposits) are removable
using the cleaning cream or full strength white
vinegar.
s
Use of window cleaner may leave an
iridescent film on the cooktop. The cleaning
cream will remove this discoloration.
s
Don't store heavy items above the cooktop.
If they drop onto the cooktop, they can cause
damage.
s
Do not use the surface as a cutting board.
NOTE: This cooktop has a rapid heat-up feature.
If the cooktop is cool when turned on, it will glow
red for a short period of time until the desired
power setting is reached. If the cooktop is already
warm, the rapid heat-up feature may not activate.
To turn off a standard surface unit, touch
the ON/OFF pad again.

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