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Setting Surface Controls - Kenmore 790 Use And Care Manual

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Setting Surface Controls
General Cooktop Information
Use the table below to determine the correct setting for the kind of food you are preparing. The Simmer settings are
used to simmer and keep larger quantities of foods warm such as stews and soups. The lower Simmer settings are
ideal for delicate foods and melting chocolate or butter.
Note: The size and type of cookware used will influence the setting needed for best cooking results.
Recommended
Settings
Table
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HI (High)
Start most foods, bring water to a boil, pan broiling
5-8 (Medium high)
Continue a rapid boil, fry, deep fat fry
5 (Medium)
Maintain a slow boil, thicken sauces and gravies, steam vegetables
2-4 (Medium low)
Keep foods cooking, poach, stew
LO-2 (Low)
Keep warm, melt, simmer
Operating
the Single
Radiant
Surface
Elements
The cooktop has SINGLE radiant surface elements at all positions (Figure 1).
To Operate the Single
Radiant Surface Elements
1.
Place correctly sized cookware on the radiant surface element.
2.
Push in and turn the surface control knob in either direction to the desired setting
(Figure 2). Turn the knob to adjust the setting if desired. Start most cooking
operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking.
Each surface element provides a constant amount of heat at each setting. A
glowing red surface heating area extending beyond the bottom edge of the
cookware indicates the cookware is too small for the surface heating area.
3.
When cooking has completed, turn the surface control knob to OFF before
removing
the cookware.
Note: The Hot Surface Indicator light will come on when
the control knob is turned on and will continue to glow until the glass cooktop has
cooled down to a moderate level. The light may remain on even though the controls
areturned OFF.
Note: See above Table for recommended control settings.
Figure 1
Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have
been turned off. A hot surface indicator light will come on and will continue to glow until
the glass cooktop has cooled down to a moderate level. The glass surface may still
be hot and burns may occur if the glass surface is touched before the indicator light
has turned off.
Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon
holders or plastic wrappings on cooktop when it is in use. These items could melt
or ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch fire if placed too close to
the surface elements.
Do not allow aluminum foil, or ANY material that can melt to make
contact with the ceramic glass cooktop. If these items melt on the cooktop they will
permanently damage it.
Figure 2
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