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Setting Surface Controls
Models with Ceramic Glass Cooktop
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. Be sure to match the pan size with the diameter of the element outline
on the cooktop. Heat is transferred up through the surface of the cooktop to the cookware. Only flat-bottomed 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.
The cooktop should not be used as a cutting board or work surface. Dropping heavy or hard objects on the cooktop may crack
it. Pans with rough bottoms may scratch the cooktop surface. Placing foods directly on the smoothtop surface (without cooking
utensils) is not recommended as difficult cleaning will result and foods may smoke and cause a potential fire hazard.
NOTE: All knobs shown in this owner's Guide are typical only.
Warmer Zone
Single Radiant
Surface Control
Surface Control
(some models)
NOTE: Please read detailed instructions for ceramic glass cooktop cleaning in the General Care & Cleaning and Before
You Call checklist sections of this Use & 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 smooth top. Cycling at the HI setting is normal and will occur more often if the cookware
is too small for the radiant element or if the cookware bottom is not flat.
NOTE: Due to the high intensity of heat generated by the surface elements, the glass surface will turn green when the
element will be turned off. This phenomenon is normal and the glass will come back to its original white color after it has
completely cooled down. (White glass cooktops only).
HOT SURFACE
INDICATOR LIGHT
HOT SURFACE
ELEMENT ON
(Some models)
Dual Radiant
Surface Control
(some models)
(some models)
Element On & Hot Surface Indicator Lights
ELEMENT ON
Your model may be equipped with two different types of radiant surface
INDICATOR LIGHT
control indicator lights that will glow on your range— the ELEMENT ON
indicator light and the HOT SURFACE indicator lights (See illustration at
left).
The Element On indicator lights are located on the control panel above and
between two element control knobs and will glow when a surface element is
turned ON. A quick glance at this indicator light after cooking is an easy check
to be sure ALL surface controls are turned OFF. The Hot Surface indicator
light located on the control panel above each control knob will glow when the
surface cooking area heats up and will REMAIN ON until the glass cooktop has
cooled to a MODERATE level.
If your model has only the Hot Surface Indicator light (one over each control
knob the light will glow when the element is turned ON and will REMAIN ON
until the glass cooktop has cooled to a MODERATE level even if the element is
turned OFF.
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
smoothtop. Cycling at the HI setting is normal and will occur more often if the
cookware is too small for the radiant element or if the cookware bottom is
not flat.
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 efficient cooking, turn off the element several
minutes before cooking is complete. This will
allow residual heat to complete the cooking
process.
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