Using Proper Cookware
The size and type of
cookware used will influ-
ence the radiant element
power level setting
needed for best cooking
results. Be sure to follow
using proper cookware
as illustrated in Figure 1
and Figure 2.
Check for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom of
the cookware (See Figure 1). Cookware should have flat
bottoms that make good contact with the entire surface
heating element (See Figure 2). For detailed information
about the ceramic cooktop, refer to the"Cooktop Mainte-
nance" on page 47.
Tight fitting lids.
of handle does
not tilt pan. Pan is well
Pan sizes match the
amount of food to be
prepared and the size
of the surface element.
Made of material
conducts heat well.
Easy to clean.
Always match pot
inch or 12mm.
Pan is smaller
heating area marked on
Proper cookware placement
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 and pitting). If aluminum pans slide across
the ceramic cooktop, they may leave metal marks which will
resemble scratches. Remove these marks immediately.
Copper - Excellent heat conductor but discolors easily (See
Stainless - Slow heat conductor with uneven cooking
results. Is durable, easy to clean and resists staining.
Cast Iron - A slow heat conductor however will retain heat
very well. Cooks evenly once cooking temperature is
reached. Not recommended for use on ceramic cooktops.
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.
Do not place empty aluminum, glass or porcelain-enamel
coated cookware on the ceramic cooktop! The melting
point of cookware made with these materials may be
reached quickly especially if left empty, and they may
bond to the ceramic cooktop. If the cookware melts it will
damage the cooktop! Be sure to follow all the cookware
manufacturer s suggestions when using any type of
cookware on the ceramic cooktop.
Due to the high intensity of heat generated by the surface
elements, the glass surface will turn green when the
element is turned off. This phenomenon is normal and the
glass will come back to its original white color after it has ;i
completely cooled down. (White glass cooktops only).