Some cooktops are equipped with a triple radiant surface
element. Symbols around the knob indicate which element
will heat. The symbol with the center circle blackened
indicates that only the inner coil will heat. The symbol with
two elements blackened indicates that both elements will
heat. The symbol with three elements blackened indicates
that all three elements will heat (See Figure 10.) You may
switch from either setting at any time during cooking.
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heat are shown darkened.
Figure 10: Single (L), double (M), and Triple (R)
Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled
after they have been turned off. HE (Hot Element)
message or the hot surface indicator light will turn 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. The message
may remain on even though the controls are turned off.
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.
The surface "Element On" indicator lights will glow when
one or more elements are turned on. A quick glance at
these indicator lights when cooking is finished is an easy
check to be sure all surface elements are turned off.
To Operate the Triple Surface Element:
Place correctly sized cookware on the triple surface
Push in and turn the control knob to the inner element
symbol for smaller cookware or to inner and outer
element symbol for larger cookware (See Figure 11).
Turn the knob to adjust the setting if needed. 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.
To activate and use the triple element, push in and turn
the knob to the left for the outer element symbol for
larger cookware. Push the Triple Zone switch to the ON
position (See Figure 11).
When cooking has completed, push the Triple Zone
switch to the OFF position and turn the surface control
knob to OFF before removing the cookware.
Do not allow aluminum foil, empty glass/porcelain
cookware or any material that can melt to make contact
with the ceramic cooktop. If these items melt on the
cooktop they may damage the ceramic cooktop.
Figure 11: Triple radiant element