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Setting Surface Controls - Kenmore 790 Use And 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
Heat is transferred up through the surface of the
cooktop to the cookware. Only flat-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
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.
of the Radiant Surface
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 as follows (See
Figure 1):
• Two small 6 inch radiant elements located at the right
rear and left rear position.
• Two larger 9 inch radiant elements located at the right
front and left front position.
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.
Location of the
Radiant Surface Elements and Controls
Figure 1
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, even at the HI setting. This
helps to prevent damage to the ceramic cooktop.
Cycling at the HI setting is normal and will mostly occur
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
page 6 of this Use and Care Guide)



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