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Surface Cooking

To Set the Cooktop Lockout Feature
Cooktop
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Lockout
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The
or
pad is used to activate the Cooktop Lockout feature which will lock all surface elements from being
Cooktop Lock
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accidentally turned ON. This feature will only lock the cooktop.
To turn the Cooktop Lockout Feature ON:
1. BE SURE ALL surface element controls are set to the OFF position.
Cooktop
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Lockout
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2. Press and hold
or
Cooktop Lock
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all surface elements and turn them to the OFF position and repeat this step. The Cooktop Locked indicator light will turn ON
and the cooktop controls and functions are locked out until the cooktop is unlocked.
To turn the Cooktop Lockout Feature OFF:
1. BE SURE ALL surface element controls are set to the OFF position.
Cooktop
3
Lockout
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2. Press and hold
or
Cooktop Lock
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elements and turn them to the OFF position and repeat this step. The Cooktop Locked indicator light will turn OFF and the
cooktop may be used normally (See Fig. 2). Note: Starting a Self-Clean cycle will also turn ON the Cooktop Lockout feature.
The cooktop will remain locked until the Self-Clean cycle has completed and the oven door has unlocked. If a power failure
occurs after the Cooktop Lockout has been activated, you must turn OFF the Cooktop Lockout feature before being able to
use the cooktop features again.
Using Power Element (some models)
The "Power Element" feature uses a higher wattage surface radiant element which
can bring food items to boil much quicker. The radiant element will be clearly
marked if this feature is available on your range (See Fig. 3). If equipped with the
"Power Element" feature, place the cookware on the surface element and follow
the instructions "To Operate a Single Radiant Element" in the Settings Surface
Controls section.
Selecting Surface Cooking Cookware
Cookware should have flat bottoms that make good contact with the entire
surface heating element. Check for flatness by rotating a ruler across the
bottom of the cookware (See Figure 5). Be sure to follow the recommendations
for using cookware as shown in Figure 4.
Note: The size and type of cookware used will influence the setting needed
for best cooking results.
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 & pitting). If aluminum
pans slide across the ceramic glass cooktop, they may leave metal marks
which will resemble scratches. Remove these marks immediately.
COPPER - Excellent heat conductor but discolors easily. May leave metal marks on ceramic
glass (see Aluminum above).
STAINLESS STEEL - Slow heat conductor with uneven cooking results. Is durable, easy to
clean and resists staining.
CAST IRON - A poor 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.
(some models)
until one beep is heard (after 3 seconds; See Fig. 1). If a triple beep sounds instead, check
until one beep is heard (after 3 seconds). If a triple beep sounds instead, check all surface
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Fig. 2
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Figure 4
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