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Pause; Boiling Sensor - KitchenAid KICU540BSS Use & Care Manual

Touch-activated electronic induction cooktop
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To Use
1. Press POWER.
The indicator light above the Power keypad and a dash ("-")
in each surface cooking area will light to indicate that each
surface cooking area is ready to be activated.
Inactivity for 1 minute after the main power has been turned
on will automatically turn off the power to the cooktop.
If a cooking function or the power slider is touched without
first selecting a surface cooking area, all dashes (one for each
zone) will flash and an invalid tone will sound 3 times.
To Turn On a Surface Cooking Area:
1. Touch directly on the display area for the surface cooking
area you want to use.
The current power level and indicator light will flash for
10 seconds then remain on.
Touching any other feature or the power slider stops the
flashing and information for the keypad that was touched will
be displayed.
When a surface cooking area is selected, the timer will also
turn on to show that it can now be set.
When a surface cooking area is left at the "0" power level for
1 minute, the surface cooking area will automatically turn off
and display only the middle dash without the indicator light.
2. Select a heat setting from 1 to 9 by touching/sliding on the
power slider. The heat setting will appear in the surface
cooking area display.
The power slider consists of 9 positions plus a "Boost"
position. When the user slides to 0, "0" will be displayed. The
surface cooking area will not turn on but remains active/
When a surface cooking area is left at the "0" power level for
1 minute, the zone will automatically turn off and display only
the middle dash without the indicator light.
Use the following chart as a guide when setting heat levels.
9 - Boost
7 - 8
6 - 7
5 - 6
4 - 5
3 - 5
3. Touch POWER to turn off the cooktop when finished.
Recommended Use
Bring liquid to a boil.
Start food cooking.
Quickly brown or sear food.
Hold a rapid boil.
Fry or saute foods.
Cook soups, sauces and
Maintain a slow boil.
Stew or steam food.
Range of simmer levels for
simmering with or without a lid.
Melt chocolate or butter.
Simmer sauces.
Hot Surface Indicator
An "H" will appear in the heat setting display as long as any
surface cooking area is too hot to touch, even after the surface
cooking area(s) is turned off.
A. Heat setting display
B. Hot surface indicator "H"
Food Poisoning Hazard
Do not let food sit for more than one hour before or
after cooking.
Doing so can result in food poisoning or sickness.
This function allows you to temporarily hold a cooking process,
and then resume the cooking process, returning to the previous
NOTE: The Boiling Sensor function and any Timer settings will
not resume after using the Pause function.
To Use:
1. Press the PAUSE key.
2. "I I" blinks on the display in place of the power levels.
3. Press the PAUSE key again to turn off Pause and resume
A. Pause function display

Boiling Sensor

This function automatically selects the ideal power setting for
bringing water to a boil and signals when the boiling point is
To Use:
1. After positioning the pot of water, press POWER and select
the desired surface cooking area.
2. Press the BOILING SENSOR key. "A" appears on the display,
and the indicator light turns on.
3. During heating, an animation is displayed in the space next to
the surface cooking area display.
4. When the water comes to a full boil, the first of 3 signal tones
will sound.
5. After the second signal tone sounds, a timer is automatically
activated to keep track of the boiling time.





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