Before Setting Surface Controls - Frigidaire 139900900 Use & Care Manual

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BEFORE SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS

Using Proper Cookware
Figure 1:
Testing cookware
Check for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom of
the cookware (See
Figure
bottoms that make good contact with the entire surface
heating element (See
Figure
about the ceramic cooktop, refer to
nance"
on
page
29.
• Flat bottom and straight
sides.
• Tight fitting lids.
• Weight of handle does
not tilt pan. Pan is well
balanced
.
• Pan sizes match the
amount of food to be
prepared and the size
of the surface element.
• Made of material that
conducts heat well.
• Easy to clean.
• Always match pot
diameter to element
size.
Figure 2:
Proper cookware placement
8
The size and type of
cookware used will influ-
ence the radiant element
power level setting
needed for best cooking
results. Be sure to follow
the recommendations for
using proper cookware
as illustrated in
Figure 1
and
Figure
2.
1). Cookware should have flat
2). For detailed information
the"Cooktop Mainte-
• Curved and warped pans.
• Cookware larger than
cooking area marked on
cooktop by more than
one-half inch or 12mm.
• Heavy handle tilts pan.
• Pan is smaller than the
heating area marked on
cooktop.
Cookware Material Types
The cookware material determines how evenly and quickly
heat is transferred from the surface element to the pan
bottom. The most popular materials available are:
Aluminum - Excellent heat conductor. Some types of food
will cause it to darken (Anodized aluminum cookware
resists staining and pitting). If aluminum pans slide across
the ceramic cooktop, they may leave metal marks which will
resemble scratches. Remove these marks immediately.
Copper - Excellent heat conductor but discolors easily (See
Aluminum).
Stainless - Slow heat conductor with uneven cooking
results. Is durable, easy to clean and resists staining.
Cast Iron - A slow heat conductor however will retain heat
very well. Cooks evenly once cooking temperature is
reached. Not recommended for use on ceramic cooktops.
Porcelain-enamel on metal - Heating characteristics will
vary depending on base material. Porcelain-enamel coating
must be smooth to avoid scratching ceramic cooktops.
Glass - Slow heat conductor. Not recommended for ceramic
cooktop surfaces because it may scratch the glass.
Do not place empty aluminum, glass or porcelain-enamel
coated cookware on the ceramic cooktop! The melting
point of cookware made with these materials may be
reached quickly especially if left empty, and they may
bond to the ceramic cooktop. If the cookware melts it will
damage the cooktop! Be sure to follow all the cookware
manufacturer's suggestions when using any type of
cookware on the ceramic cooktop.
Due to the high intensity of heat generated by the surface
elements, the glass surface will turn green when the
element is turned off. This phenomenon is normal and the
glass will come back to its original white color after it has
completely cooled down. (White glass cooktops only).

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