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Setting Surface Controls
Models with Ceramic Glass Cooktop
To Operate a Single Radiant Element:
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 (See
Fig. 1). Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting
to finish cooking. The surface control knobs do not have to be set exactly on a particular
mark. Use the marks as a guide and adjust the control knob as needed. 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 is complete, turn the surface element OFF before removing the cookware.
Note: The ELEMENT ON indicator light will glow when one or more elements are turned
ON. A quick glance at this indicator light when cooking is finished is an easy check to
be sure all control knobs are turned OFF. The Hot Surface indicator light will continue
to glow AFTER the control knob is turned to the "OFF" position and will glow until the
heating surface area has cooled sufficiently.
To Operate Simmer Select Surface Element (some models)
The element control may be used as a normal element or as a simmer element. The "Simmer Select" feature heats the element
at a much lower temperature than when used as a normal surface element. You may switch between normal cooking and the
Simmer Select feature at any time during the cooking process. When using the element control for normal cooking all of the
settings on the control knob (LO to HI) function as normal.
To Start Simmer Select:
1. Place correctly sized cookware on the radiant surface element.
2. Push in the Simmer button located below the control knob at right.
3. Turn the surface control knob to the desired simmer setting within the dark band on the control knob (LO to 4). Use the
marks as a guide and adjust the control knob from LO to 4 as needed (see illustration below). The Simmer Select indicator
light will glow and remain ON while simmering (See Fig. 2).
4. To return to normal cooking, push in and release the "Simmer Select" button and the indicator light will turn OFF. When
cooking is complete, be sure to set the control knob to the OFF position.
O
HI
LO
1
2
3
4
6
5
SIMMER
SELECT
ON/OFF
Simmer Select Surface Control
shown in LO setting
Fig. 2
Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been turned off. The glass surface may
still be hot and burns may occur if the glass surface is touched before it has cooled sufficiently.
Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on top
of the range 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.
(Some models)
The suggested settings found in the table below are based on cooking in medium-
weight aluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.
STANDARD SETTING FOR SURFACE ELEMENTS
Setting
9
HIGH (HI - 9)
MEDIUM HIGH (7 - 8)
8
MEDIUM (5 - 6)
7
MEDIUM LOW (2 - 4)
LOW (LO - 1)
Max. Simmer (4)
Min. Simmer (LO)
Type of Cooking
Start most foods, bring water to a boil, pan broiling
Continue a rapid boil, fry, deep fat fry
Maintain a slow boil, thicken sauces and gravies, steam
vegetables
Keep foods cooking, poach, stew
Keep warm, melt, simmer
SIMMER SELECT SURFACE ELEMENT
Larger quantities of food, stews and soups
Smaller quantities of food, delicate foods, melting chocolate
or butter
9
Fig. 1

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