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Setting Surface Controls; General Cooktop Information - Kenmore 790.4281 Use & Care Manual

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Setting
Surface Controls
General
Cooktop
information
About
the Ceramic
Glass Cooktop
The ceramic cooktop has radiant surface elements
located below the surface of the glass. The design of
the ceramic cooktop outlines the area of the surface
element underneath. Make sure the diameter of the
pan matches the diameter of the element outline on the
cooktop.
Heat is transferred up through the surface of the
cooktop to the cookware. Only fiat-bottom cookware
should be used. The type and size of cookware, the
number of surface elements in use and their settings,
are all factors that will affect the amount of heat that will
spread to areas beyond the surface elements. The
areas surrounding the elements may become hot
enough to cause burns.
About
the
Radiant
Surface
Elements
The element temperature
rises gradually and evenly. As
the temperature
rises, the element will glow red. To
maintain the selected setting, the element will cycle on
and off. The heating element retains enough heat to
provide a uniform and consistent heat during the off
cycle. For energy efficient cooking, turn off the element
several minutes before cooking is complete. This will
allow residual heat to complete the cooking process.
Locations
of the
Radiant
Surface
Elements
and
Controls
Your cooktop is equipped with radiant surface burners
with different wattage ratings. The ability to heat food
quicker and in larger volumes increases as the element
wattage increases.
The radiant surface elements are located on the 30"
cooktop as follows (See Figure 1):
• One small 6 inch radiant element located at the right
rear position.
• One dual 12 inch radiant element located at the right
front position.
• Two 7 inch radiant elements located at both the left
front and rear positions.
• One mid-position radiant element located between left
front and rear elements. Connects with front element
to form Bridge element.
The radiant surface elements are located on the 36"
cooktop as follows (See Figure 2):
• One small 6 inch radiant element located at the right
rear position.
• One dual 12 inch radiant element located at the right
front position.
• One 7 inch radiant element located at the center rear
position.
• Two 7 inch radiant elements located at both the left
front and rear position.
• One mid-position radiant element located between left
front and rear elements. Connects with front element
to form Bridge element.
30" Cooktop - Location of the
Radiant Surface Elements and Controls
Figure 1
36" Cooktop - Location of the
Radiant Surface Elements and Controls
Figure 2
NOTE: Please read detailed instructions for ceramic
glass cooktop cleaning in the General Care & Cleaning
section and Before You Call checklist section of this
Use and Care Guide.
NOTE: Radiant elements have a limiter that allows the
element to cycle on and off to maintain consistent heat
even at the Hi setting. This helps to prevent damage to
the ceramic cooktop. Cycling is normal and will occur
even more often if the cookware is too small for the
radiant element or if the cookware bottom is not flat (For
information concerning cookware, refer to Use Proper
Cookware
on page 6 of this Use and Care Guide)
NOTE: (White glass cooktops only). 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.

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