Before Setting Surface Controls
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 cooktop
(See Figure 1).
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 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.
Locations of the Radiant Surface Elements and Controls
Your range 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 on the cooktop as
- two 6 inch single radiant elements located at the right and left
- one 9 / 12 inch Double element located at the right front
- one 9" single Turbo boil radiant element located at the left front
- a Warmer Zone located at the center rear position.
Note: 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 glass cooktop. Cycling at the HI setting
is normal and can also occur if the cookware is too small for
the radiant element or if the cookware bottom is not flat (Refer
to page 12 for correct cookware instructions).
Note: (White glass cooktops only) Due to the high intensity of heat generated by the surface elements, the glass surface
will turn to a pale green when the element is first turned off. This phenomenon is normal and the glass will come back to
its original white color after it has completely cooled down.
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.