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Food spilled on the cooktop surface will not burn because the
glass is not heated. Induction cooking allows for immediate
cleaning after use because the heat is created in the pan. The
cooktop surface will be warm from contact with the hot pan.
Pan size, material (see "Cookware" section), and positioning are
very important to achieve maximum wattage.
The diameter of the pan's base should be equal to the size of the
element.
If the pan is too small, the burner does not sense the pan and will
not activate.
Cooktop Controls - Touch-Activated
Custom Control Temperature Management System
WARNING
Turn off all controls when done cooking.
Failure to do so can result in death or fire.
The electronic touch controls offer a variety of heat settings for
optimal cooking results. When melting foods such as chocolate or
butter, the surface cooking area can be set to MELT for very low
temperature operation.
To keep cooked foods warm, the surface cooking area can be set
to KEEP WARM.
For maximum element operation, all cooktop touch-activated
controls can be set to High when bringing liquids to a fast and
rapid boil. Touch the "-" pad to immediately reach the HIGH setting
after touching ON. For elements with a Boost setting, press "+" to
go from High to Boost.
To Use Elements:
1. Place a filled pan on the surface cooking area.
2. Touch ON.
3. Touch the "+" or "-" pad to increase or decrease power.
4. To choose a power level between HIGH and MELT, touch and
hold either pad until the desired level has been reached.
5. When finished cooking, touch OFF.
NOTE: Boost power level can only be selected for a maximum of
two elements at a time: one on the left side and one on the right
side of the cooktop.
Fire Hazard
Use the following chart as a guide when setting heat levels. Some
of the settings will have multiple heating levels.
SETTING
BOOST
HIGH
MEDIUM
LOW
SIMMER
KEEP WARM
MELT
REMEMBER: When range is in use, the entire cooktop area
may become hot.
Hot Surface Indicators
The Hot Surface Indicators are located in each of the cooktop
touch controls. "Hot Surface" will light up and glow as long as the
surface cooking area is too hot to touch, even after the surface
cooking area is turned off.
Control Lock
The Control Lock feature will avoid unintended use of the cooktop
and the oven. All cooktop and oven functions must be off, including
the Timer. The oven temperature must be below 400°F (205°C), and
all hot surface indicators must be off. If these conditions are not
met, the oven control will display "FEATURE NOT AVAILABLE."
To Lock/Unlock Control:
1. Before locking, ensure that all oven and cooktop functions are
off, including the Timer, and that all hot surface indicators are
off.
2. Press and hold the "0" pad on the oven control for 3 seconds
until "CONTROL LOCKED" appears on the oven control
display.
3. Repeat to unlock.
Pan Detection
If the system cannot recognize the pan on the element, or if the pan
has been removed from the surface cooking area, "No Pan" will
light up on the element control.
If a pan is not placed within 30 seconds, the zone element will
switch Off.
Melt
The Melt function is available on all the surface cooking elements,
and is ideal for melting chocolate or butter without scorching.
To Use:
1. Touch ON.
2. Touch the "+" pad once for MELT.
When finished cooking, touch OFF to turn surface cooking area off.
RECOMMENDED USE
Bring liquid to a boil.
Bring liquid to a boil and/or hold
a rapid boil.
Quickly brown or sear food.
Maintain a slow boil.
Fry or sauté foods.
Cook soups, sauces and gravies.
Stew or steam food.
Simmer (range of simmer
temperatures)
Keep cooked foods warm.
Melt chocolate or butter.
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