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Double Radiant Element - Kenmore Electric Cooktop Use & Care Manual

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Setting Surface Controls

Double Radiant Element

The cooktop provides a double radiant element located as
illustrated. Use the following instructions when operating
these elements.
Use the ELEMENT SIZE keypad (Fig. 1) to select which
portions of the expandable element are needed for heating.
The double element size may be changed anytime the
element is ON.
To Operate the Double Radiant Element:
Place correctly sized cookware on the radiant surface
2. Touch and hold the
power indicator light will turn ON. Note: If no key pad is
touched within 10 seconds the request to Power ON the
cooktop will clear.
3. Touch and hold
beep is heard. The element display will show "0". Note:
If no further pads are touched within 10 seconds the
request to power the element ON will clear.
4. Press ELEMENT SIZE keypad and toggle to select the
single (Fig. 2) or double (Fig. 3) expandable element size
5. Touch
pad once to turn ON the power level to 9
(Hi). Touch
pad once for 1 (Lo).
6. Each touch of the
decrease the power level from 1 through 9. Half power
levels (available between 1 and 7 power level) are
indicated by lighting the display decimal point. Note:
The power level may be adjusted at any time while the
element is ON.
7. When cooking has been completed touch the
once to turn the element OFF and if no other surface
element is used touch the
cooktop. Note: The H (hot element) message will remain
ON if the cooktop is still hot and will remain ON until
the heating surface area has cooled sufficiently.
pad until a beep sounds. The
pad for the double element until a
pad will increase or
key pad to turn off the
Hot Element Indicator Message
After using any of the radiant element positions the cooktop
will become very hot. Even after setting the controls to OFF,
the cooktop will remain hot for some time. The cooktop
control monitors the temperature of the cooktop and
displays the message "H" (hot element) warning when the
cooktop is still too hot to touch. If the H message appears in
the window, the control can still be turned on again for use.
have cooled after they have been turned off. The glass
surface may still be hot and burns may occur if the glass
surface is touched before it has cooled sufficiently.
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 surface
Important notes:
• If no element size is chosen when the expandable element
is turned ON, only the inner coil will heat by default.
• Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and
then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking.
• For efficient cooking, turn the surface element OFF
several minutes before cooking is complete. This will allow
residual heat to complete the cooking process.
• 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.
• Radiant elements have a limiter that allows the radiant
heating element to cycle ON and OFF, even at the 9
(hi) setting. This helps prevent damage to the ceramic
cooktop. Cycling at the 9 (HI) setting is normal and will
occur more often if the cookware is too small for the
radiant element or if the cookware bottom is not flat.
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Radiant surface elements may appear to
Do not place aluminum foil, plastic items
Fig. 3


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