Use & Care Guide
Radiant/Induction Electric Cooktop
318 203 603 Rev. B (0802)
2 Finding Information
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The serial and model numbers may be found on the serial plate located under the cooktop.
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Finding Information
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Finding Information ........................................... 2-3
Make a Record for Future use ................................ 2
Questions? .............................................................. 2
Safety .................................................................. 4-7
Important Safety Instructions .................................. 4
Cooktop Features .............................................. 8-9
Before Using the Cooktop ............................ 10-17
About the Ceramic Glass Cooktop ........................ 10
Locations of the Surface Elements ....................... 10
LED Messages or Light Indicators
Displayed by Main Control .................................... 11
Light Indicators Displayed by Cooking Element
Controls ................................................................. 11
About the Radiant Surface Elements .................... 12
LED Messages Displayed by Radiant Element
Controls ................................................................. 12
The Recommended Radiant Element Settings ..... 13
LED Messages Displayed by Induction
Cooking Zone controls .......................................... 13
Use the Correct Cookware Type on
the Induction Cooking Zones ................................ 14
Minimum Pan Size Requirements for
the Two Induction Cooking Zones ......................... 14
Cookware Recommendations ............................... 15
Use Quality Cookware in Good Condition ............ 16
Cookware Material Types for Radiant Elements Only 17
Setting the Surface Controls ........................ 18-24
Using the Touch Control ........................................ 18
Operating the Single Surface Radiant Element .... 18
Operating the Dual Surface Radiant Element ....... 19
Operating the Induction Cooking Zones .......... 20-21
Induction Cooking Preheat Recommendations ..... 21
Keep Warm Feature .............................................. 22
Minute Timer ......................................................... 22
Locking the Controls ............................................. 22
Sabbath Feature Mode ......................................... 23
Power Sharing (Induction Cooking Zones Only) ... 24
Operational Noises ............................................... 24
General Care & Cleaning ............................... 25-27
Care & Cleaning Table .......................................... 25
Cooktop Cleaning and Maintenance ..................... 26
Cleaning Recommendations for the
Ceramic Glass Cooktop ................................... 26-27
Care & Cleaning of Stainless Steel ....................... 27
Solutions to Common Problems .................. 28-31
Entire Cooktop Does Not Operate ........................ 28
Cooktop Turns Off While Cooking ......................... 28
Surface Element Does Not Heat ........................... 28
Cooking Zone Does Not Heat Food
(Induction Elements) ............................................. 29
Surface Element Too Hot or Not Hot Enough ....... 29
Food Not Heating Evenly ...................................... 29
Poor Cooking Results ........................................... 29
Cooktop Zone Control Displays E and
2 Digits LED Main Control Displays ...................... 30
Cooking Zone LED Continuously Flashes F ......... 30
Scratches or Abrasions on Ceramic
Glass Cooktop Surface ......................................... 30
Metal Marks on Ceramic Glass
Cooktop Surface ................................................... 30
Brown Streaks and Specks on Ceramic
Glass Cooktop Surface ......................................... 31
Areas of Discoloration on Ceramic
Glass Cooktop Surface ......................................... 31
Warranty Information .......................................... 32
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4 Safety
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this appliance. Save these instructions for future reference.
This manual contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay attention to these
symbols and follow all instructions given.
!
WARNING
This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property
damage.
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CA
UTION
CAUTION
This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.
!
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your electric cooktop, follow basic
precaution including the following:
This unit has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 18 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This unit generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this unit
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the unit off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antennae.
• Increase the distance between the unit and receiver.
• Connect the unit into an outlet or a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
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CAUTION
Persons with a pacemaker or similar medical device should exercise caution using or standing near an
induction unit while it is in operation, as the electromagnetic field may affect the working of the pacemaker or
similar medical device. It would be advisable to consult your Doctor or the pacemaker or similar medical
device manufacturer about your particular situation.
• Remove all tape and packaging wrap before using the appliance. Destroy the carton
and plastic bags after unpacking the appliance. Never allow children to play with
packaging material.
• Proper Installation. Be sure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a
qualified technician in accordance with the National Electrical Code No. 70 - latest
Safety
edition in the United States, or CSA C22.1, Part 1 in Canada, and local code
requirements. Install only per installation instructions provided in the literature package
for this appliance.
Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an authorized repair service. Know
how to disconnect the electrical power to the appliance at the circuit breaker or fuse box in
case of an emergency.
• User Servicing. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically
recommended in the manuals. All other servicing should be done only by a qualified
technician to reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to the appliance.
• Never modify or alter the construction of an appliance such as removal of panels,
wire covers or any other permanent part of the appliance.
• Storage on Appliance. Flammable materials should not be stored near surface units.
This includes paper, plastic and cloth items, such as cookbooks, plasticware and towels, as
well as flammable liquids. Do not store explosives, such as aerosol cans, on or near the
appliance. Flammable materials may explode and result in fire or property damage.
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UTION
CAUTION
Do not store items of interest to children in the cabinets above the appliance. Children climbing on the
cooktop to reach items could be seriously injured.
• Do not leave children alone. Children should not be left alone or unattended in the
area where an appliance is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any
part of the appliance.
!
WARNING
Stepping or leaning on this cooktop can result in serious injuries and may also cause damage to the
cooktop. Do not allow children to climb or play around the cooktop.
• DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS OR AREAS NEAR THESE UNITS. Surface units may
be hot even though they are dark in color. Areas near surface units may become hot
enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable
materials touch these areas until they have had sufficient time to cool. Among these areas
are the cooktop and areas facing the cooktop.
!
WARNING
Never use your appliance for warming or heating the room.
• Wear Proper Apparel. Loose-fitting or hanging garments should never be worn while
using the appliance. Do not let clothing or other flammable materials contact hot surfaces.
• Do Not Use Water or Flour on Grease Fires. Smother the fire with a pan lid, or use
baking soda, a dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
• When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or grease may catch fire if allowed to
become too hot.
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6 Safety
• Use Only Dry Pot holders. Moist or damp pot holders on hot surfaces may result in
burns from steam. Do not let the pot holders touch hot surface units. Do not use a towel
or other bulky cloth instead of a pot holder.
• Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers. Buildup of pressure may cause the
container to burst and result in injury.
IMPORTANT. Do not attempt to operate the cooktop during a power failure. If the power
fails, always turn off the cooktop. If the cooktop is not turned off and the power resumes,
the cooktop will not operate and an error message will be displayed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR COOKTOP
• Know which touch key pads controls each surface unit.
• Clean the appliance regularly to keep all parts free of grease that could catch fire.
Exhaust fan ventilation hoods and grease filters should be kept clean. Do not allow grease
to accumulate on hood or filter. Greasy deposits in the fan could catch fire. When flaming
food under the hood, turn fan on. Refer to hood manufacturer's instructions for cleaning.
• Use Proper Pan Size. This appliance is equipped with one or more surface units of different
sizes. Select utensils having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit. The use
of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the surface heating unit to direct contact and
may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to element will also improve
efficiency.
• Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend Over Adjacent Surface
Units. To reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to
unintentional contact with the utensil.
• Never Leave Surface Units Unattended. Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers
that may ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.
• Protective Liners. Do not use aluminum foil to line any part of the appliance. Only use
aluminum foil as recommended for baking if used as a cover placed on the food. Any other
use of protective liners or aluminum foil may result in a risk of electric shock or fire or short
circuit.
• Glazed Cooking Utensils. Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic,
earthenware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for range top service without breaking due
to the sudden change in temperature. Check the manufacturer's recommendations for
cooktop use.
• Ventilating hood. The ventilating hood above your cooking surface should be cleaned
frequently, so the grease from cooking vapors does not accumulate on the hood or filter.
Safety
FOR CERAMIC-GLASS COOKTOP ONLY
• Do Not Clean or Operate a Broken Cooktop. If cooktop should break, cleaning solutions
and spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of electric shock. Contact
a qualified technician immediately.
• Clean Cooktop with Caution. If a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking
area, be careful to avoid a steam burn. Some cleaners can produce harmful fumes if applied
to a hot surface.
• Do Not Place Hot Cookware on Cold Cooktop Glass. This could cause glass to break.
• Do not slide pan across the cooktop surface. They may scratch the cooktop surface.
• Do Not Let Pans Boil Dry. This may cause permanent damage in the form of breakage,
fusion, or marking that can affect the ceramic-glass cooktop. (This type of damage is not
covered by your warranty).
IMPOR
TANT SAFETY NO
TICE
IMPORT
NOTICE
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to
publish a list of substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm,
and requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposure to such substances.
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NOTE
Save these important safety instructions for future reference.
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8 Cooktop Features
COOKTOP FEATURES
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE COOKTOP
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CA
UTION
CAUTION
The Cooking Zones may appear to be cool while turned ON and after they have been turned OFF. The glass
surface may be HOT from residual heat transferred from the cookware and burns may occur.
INDUCTION ELEMENT CHARACTERISTICS (RIGHT FRONT AND REAR ELEMENTS)
A COOLER COOKTOP- A unique feature of the Induction Cooktop is whether turned ON or
OFF, the cooktop surface remains cooler than standard ceramic cooktops.
MAGNETIC DETECTOR- The coil sensor automatically detects whether the pan is magnetic and eliminates accidental “turn-On.”
PAN SIZE DETECTION- The pan recognition sensor automatically detects and adapts the
Cooking Zones to the pan sizes in use.
EFFICIENT- Induction cooking heats faster while using less energy. Induction power levels
are quick to boil and when simmering.
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1
4
2
- lo
POWER
lock
warm
10
1. Left Rear Single Radiant Element (Fig. 1)
Left Rear Double Radiant Element (Fig. 2)
2. Left Front Double Radiant Element
3. Right Rear Single Induction Element
4. Right Front Double Induction Element
5. Center Rear Single Radiant Element (Fig. 2 only)
6. Left Front Element Control Pads
7. Left Rear Element Control Pads
8. Right Front Element Control Pads
9. Right Rear Element Control Pads
10. Main Cooktop Controls
11. Center Rear Element Control Pads (Fig. 2 only)
12. Minute Timer Key Pads
hi +
- lo
hi +
- lo
hi +
- lo
hi +
ON OFF
timer
6
7
8
9
12
Fig. 1 - 30” model
5
1
3
4
2
- lo
POWER
lock
warm
10
- lo
hi +
ON OFF
hi +
ON OFF
7
- lo
6
- lo
hi +
ON OFF
11
- lo
hi +
ON OFF
hi +
timer
ON OFF
8
Fig. 2 - 36” Model
9
12
Cooktop Features
COOKTOP FEATURES (CONT’D)
10 Main Cooktop Controls
12 Minute Timer Key Pads
14
timer
POWER
13
warm
lock
15
Fig. 1
6 7 8 9 11 Element Controls (at 4 or 5 locations)
25
hi +
21
ON OFF
20
23
22
Fig. 3
13. Cooktop ON/OFF Key Pad
14. Cooktop ON/OFF Indicator Light
15. Controls Lock Key Pad
16. Keep Warm Setting Key Pad
17. Minute Timer Setting - (decrease) Key Pad
18. Minute Timer LED (displays up to 99 minutes)
19. Minute Timer Setting + (increase) Key Pad
20. Element Power Key Pad (for each element)
21. Element - lo Key Pad (for each element)
22. Element Power Level LED (for each element)
23. Element + hi Key Pad (for each element)
24. Element Size Key Pad (double radiant elements only)
25. Element Size Indicator Lights
19
18
Fig. 2
16
- lo
17
24
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10 Before Using the Cooktop
ABOUT THE CERAMIC GLASS COOKTOP
The ceramic cooktop has radiant and induction 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 Figs. 1 & 2).
- lo
POWER
lock
warm
hi +
- lo
hi +
- lo
hi +
- lo
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.
hi +
ON OFF
timer
Fig.1 - 30” Model - Cooktop
- lo
POWER
lock
warm
- lo
hi +
ON OFF
hi +
- lo
ON OFF
- lo
hi +
ON OFF
- lo
hi +
ON OFF
hi +
timer
ON OFF
Fig. 2 - 36” Model - Cooktop
LOCATIONS OF THE SURFACE ELEMENTS
Your cooktop is equipped with radiant and induction surface elements with
different wattage ratings. The ability to heat food quicker and in larger volumes
increases as the element wattage increases.
- lo
POWER
lock
warm
hi +
- lo
hi +
- lo
hi +
- lo
The surface elements are located on the 30” cooktop as follows:
- 1 small radiant element located at the left rear position;
- 1 dual radiant element located at the left front position;
- 1 small induction element located at the right rear position;
- 1 dual induction element located at the right front position.
hi +
ON OFF
timer
Fig. 3 - 30” cooktop
- lo
POWER
lock
warm
ON OFF
- lo
hi +
ON OFF
hi +
- lo
ON OFF
- lo
hi +
ON OFF
- lo
hi +
hi +
ON OFF
Fig. 4 - 36” cooktop
timer
The surface elements are located on the 36” cooktop as follows:
- 1 small radiant elements located at the center rear position;
- 2 dual radiant elements located at the left front and rear positions;
- 1 small induction element located at the right rear position;
- 1 dual induction element located at the right front position.
Before Using the Cooktop
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LED MESSAGES OR LIGHT INDICATORS DISPLAYED BY
MAIN CONTROL
CONTROLS LOCK - This feature allows the cooktop to be locked only when the
cooktop is switched to OFF. Touch and hold the LOCK key pad for a few seconds.
A beep will sound and dashes (“- -” / “-”) on all cooking zone controls will be
displayed (Fig. 1 and 2). Once locked, no other displays will glow and no Cooking
Zones will activate. To turn the Controls Lock OFF, touch and hold the LOCK key
pad for a few seconds. A beep will sound, the Lock dashes on all LED’s of zone
controls will turn OFF and the cooktop may be used normally.
COOKTOP POWER - The Cooktop POWER key pad activates the entire
Cooktop. To power the cooktop, touch and hold the POWER key pad for 2
seconds. A beep will sound and the Power LED will glow (See Fig. 4). The cooktop
will be in a ready mode for 20 seconds. If no other key pads are touched the
Cooktop Main POWER will turn OFF automatically. To turn the Main Power OFF
touch and hold the Main POWER key pad for 1 second. A beep will sound and the
Power Indicator Light will turn OFF (See Fig. 3).
ERROR CODES E XX - The control displays E (radiant/Induction zone controls) in
Cooking Zones LEDs (Fig. 5) and digits in Minute timer LED (Fig. 6) together
showing an error code.
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
POWER
POWER
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
LIGHT INDICATORS DISPLAYED BY COOKING ELEMENT
CONTROLS
COOKING ZONE ON/OFF PAD - Each Cooking Elements have separate ON/OFF key
pads (Fig. 7). Once the Main Power key pad has been touched to activate the cooktop,
touch the corresponding Cooking Element ON/OFF key pad once to active the Cooking
0” or “0.0
0.0
Zone needed. “0
0.0” will appear in the LED display. If the corresponding hi + (increase) / - lo (decrease) key pad is not touched, the request to turn the Cooking Element
ON will cancel and the Cooktop Main Power will turn OFF, if no other zone is actived. To set
a Cooking Element power level touch the corresponding Cooking Element + (increase) or (decrease) key pad once. To turn OFF a Cooking Element, touch the Cooking Element ON/
0” or “0.0
0.0
OFF key pad once and the LED display will shows “0
0.0” or will turn OFF if the
corresponding cooking element was activated more then 10 seconds.
ON OFF
Fig. 7
12 Before Using the Cooktop
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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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 pages 15-16 for using
correct cookware instructions with the cooktop).
Please read detailed instructions for ceramic glass cooktop cleaning in the General Care & Cleaning section
and Solutions to Common Problems section of this Use and Care Guide.
LED MESSAGES DISPLAYED BY RADIANT ELEMENT
CONTROLS
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
THE AVAILABLE WINDOW DISPLAY SETTINGS - The control will display
heat levels ranging from Hi (Figure 1) to Lo (Figure 6) and OFF (Figure 7).
The settings between 9.5 (Figure 2) and 3.0 (Figure 3) decrease or increase in
increment of .5 (1/2). The settings between 3.0 (Figures 3 & 4) and 1.2 (Figure
5) are Simmer settings which decrease or increase in increment of .2 (1/5) to
Lo (Figure 6; lowest Simmer setting) for more precise settings at lower heat
levels. Use the Recommended Surface Setting Chart to determine the correct
setting for the kind of food you are preparing.
HOT ELEMENT INDICATOR MESSAGE (HE) - After using any of the single or
dual radiant element positions the cooktop will become very hot. Even after turning
the control to OFF, the cooktop will remain hot for some time. The control monitors
the temperature of the cooktop and displays the message “HE” (hot element; See
Fig. 8) warning when the cooktop is still too hot to touch. If the HE message
appears in the window, the control can still be turned ON again for use.
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
LOCKOUT FEATURE (- -) (See controls lock on page 11) - Whenever the
Cooktop Lockout feature is active, "- -" will appear in each radiant element
display windows (See Fig. 9).
Fig. 7
Fig. 8
KEEP WARM (LH) - Use the keep warm key pad to activate the warm settings
for any of the cooking zones. The ON/OFF key pad for the desired cooking
zone must be activated first, then touch the warm key pad once to set the
Keep Warm function. LH (Low Heat) should appear in the corresponding
cooking zone display window (See Fig. 10).
Fig. 9
Fig. 10
Before Using the Cooktop
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THE RECOMMENDED RADIANT ELEMENT SETTINGS
Use the chart to determine the correct setting for the type of food you are preparing.
Recommended Surface Settings Chart
Setting
Type of Cooking
HIGH (HI)
Start most foods; bring water to a boil and pan broiling.
MEDIUM HIGH (8-10) Continue a rapid boil; frying, deep fat frying.
MEDIUM (6)
Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces and gravies; steaming
vegetables.
MEDIUM LOW (2 - 4) Keep foods cooking; poaching and stewing.
LOW (LO) (LH)
Keep warm, melting and simmering.
Note: The size and type of cookware used will influence the setting needed for best cooking results.
LED MESSAGES DISPLAYED BY INDUCTION COOKING
ZONE CONTROLS
POWER LEVEL SETTINGS - Once active, the Induction Cooking Zones will provide 10
Power Levels to choose from. These include 1 22, 3, 4, 5, 6 (Fig. 3), 7, 8, 9. The highest
setting of P or “Power Boost” provides 125% power level for 10 minutes (See Fig. 2).
Each key pad touch (or just holding down the Power Level key pad) will scroll through all
the available power levels quickly (See pages 20-23 for complete instructions).
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
RESIDUAL HEAT - Once any Cooking Zone has been used for cooking and turned OFF,
and if the cooktop surface temperature on any of the Cooking Zones is still too HOT, H
(See Fig. 4) will appear in the LED display for the affected Cooking Zone. The H will
continue to display if the temperature is still too HOT.
!
CA
UTION
CAUTION
The Cooking Zones may appear to be cool while turned ON and after they have been turned OFF.
The glass surface may be HOT from residual heat transferred from the cookware and burns may
occur.
KEEP WARM (L) - Use the WARM key pad to activate the Warm setting for any of the
Cooking Zones. The ON/OFF key pad for the desired Cooking Zone must be activated
first, then touch the WARM key pad located in the Cooktop Main Control area once to
set. L (LOW) should appear in the corresponding Cooking Zone LED display (See Fig.
5).
PAN DETECTION - All induction Cooking Zones will provide a Pan Detection message.
If a Cooking Zone is turned ON and no pan is detected for the Cooking Zone, the pan
has been moved or if the pan is not centered correctly or if the pan is not made of
magnetic material, F (See Fig. 6) will appear in the affected Cooking Zone LED display.
LOCKOUT FEATURE (-) - Whenever the Cooktop Lockout feature is active, "-" will
appear in each induction element display windows (See Fig. 7).
Fig. 7
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USE THE CORRECT COOKWARE TYPE ON THE
INDUCTION COOKING ZONES
The magnetic Cooking Zone sensors located below the cooktop
surface require the use of cookware made with magnetic material in
order to start the heating process on any of the Cooking Zones.
When purchasing pans, look for cookware specifically identified by the
manufacturer for use with Induction cooktops. If your not sure, use a
magnet to test whether the cookware type will work. If a magnet sticks
to the bottom of the cookware, the material type is correct for Induction
cooking (See Fig. 1).
Fig. 1
It is recommended to always use heavier high quality stainless steel cookware on your Induction Cooktop
surface. This will greatly reduce the possibility of developing scratches on the ceramic surface.
Even quality cookware can scratch the cooktop surface, especially if cookware is slid over the ceramic cooktop
surface without being lifted up. Over time sliding ANY type of cookware over the ceramic cooktop will likely alter
the overall appearance of the cooktop. Eventually the buildup of scratches will make cleaning the surface
difficult and degrade the overall appearance of the cooktop.
MINIMUM PAN SIZE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TWO
INDUCTION COOKING ZONES
USE THE CORRECT SIZE COOKWARE - The 2 Induction Cooking
Zones available on the Cooktop require a MINIMUM pan size to be
used at each location (Fig. 2). The inner ring of each Cooking Zone
is your guide to the correct MINIMUM pan size. The pan bottom
must FULLY cover the inner ring for proper cooking to occur.
NOTE: Pan bottom
should not exceed 1/2”
(13 mm) from outer
Cooking Zone
(Induction) rings
The thicker outer ring at each Cooking Zone is helpful to determine
the pan MAXIMUM size. After centering the cookware of the
cooktop, make sure the cookware does not extend more than ½”
beyond the thicker line on the Cooking Zone (See example in Fig. 2).
The pan must make FULL contact on the glass surface without the
bottom of the pan touching the metal cooktop trims (Shown in Fig.
2).
NOTE: If a pan made of the correct material is centered properly on
any of the active Cooking Zones but is TOO SMALL, the affected
Cooking Zone LED will display an F code and the pan will not heat.
- lo
hi +
- lo
hi +
timer
Fig. 2
Before Using the Cooktop
COOKWARE RECOMMENDATIONS
INCORRECT
- lo
hi +
CORRECT
- lo
- lo
hi +
hi +
- lo
hi +
timer
timer
• Cookware not centered on Cooking Zone surface.
• Cookware centered correctly on
Cooking Zone surface.
• Curved or warped pan bottoms or
sides.
• Flat pan bottom & straight sides.
Min. size
• Pan does not meet the minimum
size required for the Cooking Zone
used (See Fig. 19).
Min. size
• Pan size meets or exceeds the
recommended minimum size for
the Cooking Zone (See Fig. 19).
• Pan bottom rests on cooktop trim
or does not rest completely on the
cooktop surface.
• Pan rests completely on the
Cooktop surface.
• Pan is properly balanced.
• Heavy handle tilts pan.
Fig. 1
PLEASE NOTE THAT ON THE INDUCTION COOKING ZONES - ANY one of the incorrect
conditions listed above in Fig. 1 may be detected by the sensors located below the
ceramic cooktop surface. If the cookware does not meet any of these conditions, one
or two of the Cooking Zones will not heat indicated by an F in the affected Cooking
Zone display. Correct the problems before attempting to activate the cooktop.
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16 Before Using the Cooktop
USE QUALITY COOKWARE IN GOOD CONDITION
The cookware used with the Induction Cooktop should have flat bottoms that make good
contact with the entire surface of the Cooking Zone. Check for flatness by rotating a ruler
across the bottom of the cookware (See Fig. 1). Be sure to follow all the recommendations
for using cookware as shown in Fig. 1, page 15.
Also remember to:
• Use cookware made with the correct material type for
Induction Cooking (See Fig. 1, page 14).
• Use quality cookware with heavier bottoms for better
heat distribution allowing for more even cooking
results.
• The pan size should match the amount of food being
prepared.
• Do not let pans boil dry. This may cause permanent
damage in the form of breakage, fusion, or marring
that can affect the ceramic cooktop. (This type of
damage is not covered by your warranty).
• Do not use dirty pans with grease buildup. Always use
pans that are easy to clean after cooking.
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Fig. 1
CA
UTION
CAUTION
The Cooking Zones may appear to be cool while turned ON and after they have been turned OFF. The glass
surface may be HOT form residual heat transferred from the cookware and burns may occur.
!
CA
UTION
CAUTION
DO NOT TOUCH HOT COOKWARE or PANS directly with hands. Always use oven mitts or pot holders to
protect hands from burns.
!
CA
UTION
CAUTION
DO NOT SLIDE Cookware across the cooktop surface. Doing so may permanently damage the
appearance of the ceramic cooktop.
Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended cooktop cleaning
creme to the ceramic surface. Buff with a non-abrasive cloth or pad. This will make
cleaning easier when soiled from cooking. The special cooktop cleaning cream leaves a
protective finish on the glass to help prevent scratches and abrasions.
Before Using the Cooktop
COOKWARE MATERIAL TYPES FOR RADIANT
ELEMENTS ONLY
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 & pitting). If aluminum pans slide across the ceramic
glass cooktop, they may leave metal marks which will resemble scratches. Remove these
marks immediately.
COPPER- Excellent heat conductor but discolors easily. May leave metal marks on ceramic
glass (see Aluminum above).
STAINLESS STEEL- Slow heat conductor with uneven cooking results. Is durable, easy to
clean and resists staining.
CAST IRON- A poor heat conductor however will retain heat very well. Cooks evenly once
cooking temperature is reached. Not recommended for use on ceramic cooktops.
PORCELAIN-ENAMEL 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.
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18 Setting Surface Controls
USING THE TOUCH CONTROL
The recommended way to use the touch pads on the cooktop is shown in Fig. 1. Be
sure that your finger is placed in the center of the touch pad as shown. If the finger is
not placed on the center of a pad, the cooktop may not respond to the selection
made.
Lightly contact the pad with the flat part of your entire fingertip. Do not just use the
narrow end of your fingertip.
Fig. 1
OPERATING THE SINGLE SURFACE RADIANT ELEMENT
The cooktop has a single radiant surface element at the position shown on Figs. 2 & 3.
To Operate the Single Surface Element
1. Place correctly sized cookware on the radiant surface element.
2. Touch and hold the
POWER
key pad until a beep sounds. The power indicator light
above the
will turn ON. Note: If no other key pad is touched within 20
seconds the request to Power ON the cooktop will clear.
POWER
- lo
POWER
lock
warm
hi +
- lo
hi +
- lo
hi +
- lo
hi +
ON OFF
timer
3. Touch and hold the
pad for the desired element position until a beep is
heard. The display will show "0.0". Note: If no further pads are touched within
10 seconds the request to power the element ON will clear.
4. Touch
pad once to turn ON the power level to HI or touch
pad
once for power level to Lo.
5. Each touch of the
or
pad will increase or decrease the power
level. Lo is the lowest power level available. Note: The power level may
be adjusted at any time while the element is ON.
ON OFF
Fig. 2
- lo
POWER
lock
warm
ON OFF
- lo
hi +
ON OFF
hi +
- lo
ON OFF
- lo
hi +
ON OFF
Fig. 3
- lo
hi +
hi +
timer
ON OFF
6. When cooking has been completed touch the
ON OFF
pad once to turn the
element OFF and if no other surface element is used touch the
key pad to turn off
the cooktop. 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. Note: The
Hot Element (HE) message will be showed on display for each element until the
heating surface area has cooled sufficiently.
POWER
!
CA
UTION
CAUTION
Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been turned OFF. The Hot Element (HE) message will be
showed and will continue to display 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 display has 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.
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Setting Surface Controls
OPERATING THE DUAL SURFACE RADIANT ELEMENT
Both the 30” and 36” cooktops are equipped with dual radiant surface element
located as shown in Figs. 1 & 2. A touch key pad on the element controls is
used to select one of the 2 positions of the element. Symbols and indicator
lights on the control panel are used to indicate which coil of the dual radiant
element will heat. The symbol indicates that only the INNER coil will heat
(Fig. 3). The symbol indicates that both INNER and OUTER coils will heat
(Fig. 4). You may switch from either coil setting at any time during cooking.
To Operate the Dual Surface Element:
- lo
POWER
lock
warm
hi +
- lo
hi +
POWER
hi +
- lo
hi +
timer
1. Place correctly sized cookware on the radiant surface element.
2. Touch and hold the
- lo
ON OFF
Fig. 1
key pad until a beep sounds. The power
indicator light above the
will turn ON. Note: If no other key pad
is touched within 20 seconds the request to Power ON the cooktop
will clear.
POWER
3. Touch and hold the
pad for the dual element position until a beep
is heard. Note: If no further pads are touched within 10 seconds the
request to power the element ON will clear.
4. Select the INNER (Fig. 3) or INNER and OUTER (Fig. 4) to heat by
ON OFF
touching the
size
- lo
POWER
lock
warm
ON OFF
- lo
hi +
hi +
ON OFF
key pad.
- lo
- lo
hi +
ON OFF
ON OFF
- lo
hi +
hi +
ON OFF
Fig. 2
5. Touch
pad once to turn ON the power level to HI or touch
pad once for
power level to Lo.
6. Each touch of the
or
pad will increase or decrease the power level. Lo is
the lowest power level available. Note: The power level may be adjusted at any
time while the element is ON.
7. 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.
8. When cooking has been completed touch the
pad once to turn the element OFF
Fig. 3
ON OFF
and if no other surface element is used touch the
key pad to turn off the
cooktop.Note: The Hot Element (HE) message will be showed on display for each
element until the heating surface area has cooled sufficiently.
POWER
!
CA
UTION
CAUTION
Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been turned OFF. The Hot
Element (HE) message will be showed and will continue to display 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 display has turned OFF.
Fig. 4
timer
20 Setting Surface Controls
OPERATING THE INDUCTION COOKING ZONES
The cooktop has two induction Cooking Zones designed for cookware of various
sizes. Be sure to place cookware that meets the minimum and maximum pan
size requirements (Fig. 2, page 14) for the Cooking Zone desired and is best for
the amount of food being prepared. Place the cookware with the prepared food
on the Cooking Zone BEFORE setting any of the Cooktop controls.
- lo
hi +
- lo
To Turn ON one or more of the Cooking Zones:
1. Place the prepared food using the correct type and size cookware on the
desired Cooking Zone. Be sure to center the cookware on Cooking Zone
completely covering the minimum ring marked on the Zone surface. PLEASE
NOTE: If the cookware requirements for the Cooking Zone (See Fig. 1, page
15) are not met the sensors will detect a problem and display the letter F in
the affected Cooking Zone LED. Any problems must be corrected before
proceeding.
hi +
timer
Fig. 1
2. Touch and hold the
POWER
key pad for a few seconds or until a beep sounds. The Power
Indicator light located above the
key pad will turn ON. NOTE: If no other key pad is
touched within 20 seconds the request to Power ON the cooktop will clear.
POWER
3. To start one or more Cooking Zones lightly touch the
key pad for the Cooking
Zones needed. A beep will sound and the chosen Cooking Zone power level digital
display will show 0 indicating no power level for the Zone has been set yet. NOTE: If
no other key pad is touched within 10 seconds the request to Power ON the Cooktop
Zone will clear.
4. Set the desired power level for the Cooking Zone by touching either the
or
key pad. If the
key pad is touched the Cooking Zone will start at a “Power Boost”
maximum power level (the Cooking Zone LED will display P and the control will beep
once). If the
key pad is touched once the Cooking Zone will start at 1 (the
Cooking Zone LED will display 1 and the control will beep once).
ON OFF
NOTE: Touch once, or repeatedly touch the
or
key pads to adjust or scroll
through power levels at any time during the cooking process (To scroll through the
power levels quickly touch and hold the
or
key pads until the power level
desired is reached). Once the Cooking Zone power level has been set the food will
begin to heat at that level until the power level is manually changed. For more
information about the available Cooktop Zones power levels available see “Power
Level Settings” section below.
Recommended Surface Settings Chart
Setting
Type of Cooking
P (Power Boost)
MEDIUM HIGH (8-9)
MEDIUM (6)
Start most foods; bring water to a boil and pan broiling.
Continue a rapid boil; frying, deep fat frying.
Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces and gravies; steaming
vegetables.
Keep foods cooking; poaching and stewing.
Keep warm, melting and simmering.
MEDIUM LOW (2 - 4)
LOW (L)
Setting Surface Controls
OPERATING THE INDUCTION COOKING ZONES
IMPORTANT OPERATING NOTES:
• Fluids spilled or objects lying on the controls area of the cooktop may cause the cooktop
to display error code and turn OFF while cooking. Clean the spills or remove the objects
from the cooktop.
• Be sure the cooktop vent holes are NOT blocked. If the vent holes are blocked the
cooktop internal sensor may shut OFF to avoid over heating the appliance.
• If the cookware or pan is moved from the center of any active Cooking Zone for any
reason, a sensor will detect the situation and the cookware will no longer heat. The
affected Cooking Zone LED will flash between F and the last power level set for the
Cooking Zone. The Cooking Zone will remember the power level setting for up to 3
minutes before the Cooking Zone will automatically shut OFF.
To Turn OFF the Cooking Zones:
1. Once cooking is complete, touch the
ON OFF
key pad to turn the Cooking Zone OFF.
2. A beep will sound and the chosen Cooking Zone power level LED will display 0 or will
turn OFF the corresponding Cooking Zone was activated more then 10 seconds. If no
other key pads are touched the Cooking Zone will shut OFF automatically in 10
seconds. If no other Cooking Zones are active and no other key pads are touched the
entire cooktop will shut OFF automatically in 20 seconds.
3. When any Cooking Zone is OFF, the corresponding Cooking Zone LED may display H
if the Cooking Zone temperature is too HOT. The LED will continue to display H , and
even if the Cooktop is switched OFF the LED will continue to display H as long as the
cooktop remains HOT.
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CA
UTION
CAUTION
The Cooking Zones may appear to be cool while turned ON and after they have been turned OFF. The glass
surface may be HOT form residual heat transferred from the cookware and burns may occur.
INDUCTION COOKING PREHEAT RECOMMENDATIONS
When preheating a pan on the cooktop always watch carefully. Whenever using the
cooktop the user should always pay attention to any items cooking and remain attentive
until the cooking process is complete.
Keep in mind that induction may decrease the amount of time required to preheat a
cooking utensil.
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22 Setting Surface Controls
KEEP WARM FEATURE
The Warm feature may be used with any of the Cooking Elements.
To Turn the Keep Warm Feature ON:
1. To select the Keep Warm feature for any Cooking Element touch the
key pad for
the corresponding Cooking Element.
2. Touch the
key pad located in the main control area. The Cooking Zone will display
LH (Low Heat) for radiant elements and L for induction element indicating that the
Cooking Zone is properly set to Keep Warm.
ON OFF
MINUTE TIMER
The Minute Timer feature may be useful in the kitchen if a recipe calls for keeping track of
time. This feature will keep track of time from 1 to 99 minutes. The LED display will begin
to count down minutes once set.
To Set the Minute Timer:
1. To activate the timer, touch the
timer
pad.
2. Touching and releasing the or the
key pads will increase or decrease the Minute
Timer setting by 1 minute with each key press (up to 99 minutes). During the setting a
dot will flash in the display
3. Once the Timer is set and no timer and
key pads are pressed for 5 seconds the
Minute Timer begins the countdown and the dot LED will stop flashing and will stay on
in the display. Once the Minute Timer reaches 00 long beeps will sound indicating that
the time is up. To stop the control from beeping, touch the
pads at the same time.
timer
pad or the
and
key
To Cancel the Minute Timer:
1. Touch the
timer
pad or the
and
key pads at the same time or set the timer to 00.
2. The set time will disappear from the LED indicating that the Minute Timer is no longer active.
LOCKING THE CONTROLS
The Cooktop Controls may be locked in order to prevent the cooktop from accidentally
being turned ON. This feature can be activated only when the cooktop is OFF.
To Turn ON the Controls Lock Feature:
Touch and hold the
lock
key pad. After few seconds a beep will sound and "- -"/"-" will be
showed on the surface element controls. This will keep any Cooking Element or Cooktop
functions from being accidentally turned ON. The Minute Timer is not affected by this feature.
To Turn OFF the Controls Lock Feature:
Touch and hold the
lock
key pad. After few seconds a beep will sound and all LED displays
will turn OFF indicating the cooktop is unlocked. The Cooking Elements or any of the other
Cooktop functions may now be used.
Setting Surface Controls
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SABBATH FEATURE MODE
When the Sabbath feature is ON "Sb" will be showed on the radiant elements control
displays and on the Minute Timer Control display (Fig. 1). On induction element control
displays will be showed "-". Only radiant surface elements can be used during Sabbath
mode. The Timer feature is locked during the Sabbath mode. The warm feature doesn’t
work during Sabbath mode.
To activate the Sabbath Feature Mode:
To activate the Sabbath feature at least one radiant cooking surface has to be active. If an
induction element surface is ON it will be automatically turned OFF when the Sabbath
mode is activated. Touch and hold for few seconds simultaneously
key of the Minute
Timer Control and
lock
key. After few seconds, "Sb" will be showed on the radiant elements
Fig. 1
control displays and on the Minute Timer Control display and "-" will be displayed on
induction element control displays.
To turn ON a Surface Element (only for radiant element) when the Sabbath Feature
is active:
Use the procedure as for operating a Radiant Element. If you turn ON a radiant surface
element during Sabbath mode the electronic surface element control will record the
request and execute it with a 15-30 seconds delay. So the element will start heating 15-30
seconds after the surface element control was turned ON. The element control display will
not show the settings because "Sb" is always displayed. When necessary, it is possible to
adjust the power of the surface element but you have to remember that the surface
element control will adjust the temperature with the same delay. Note: The WARM feature
doesn't work during Sabbath mode.
To turn OFF the Surface Element when the Oven Sabbath Mode is active:
To shut OFF the surface element while the Sabbath feature is ON, proceed as usual but
take note that the element will immediately turn OFF without any delay.
To deactivate the Sabbath Feature Mode:
Touch and hold for few seconds simultaneously
key of the Minute Timer Control and
key. When the Sabbath mode is deactivated the unit turns OFF.
lock
Note: If a power failure occurs during sabbath mode when the power comes up "SF" will
showed on the radiant element control displays and on the minute timer control displays
(Fig. 2). On induction element control displays will show "-". All radiant elements will turn
OFF. The unit can be operated again as Sabbath mode.
Fig. 2
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POWER SHARING (INDUCTION COOKING ZONES ONLY)
Your cooktop is equipped with two induction elements within one heating
section. The Cooking Zones are powered by an independent induction
inverters. Two Cooking Zones in a heating section share the power of one
inverter. This is called Power Sharing.
For example, if pans are cooking food items on both Cooking Zones, the
last Power Level set will be maintained, while the first pan may experience a
slight reduction in the power level setting.
POWER SHARING TIPS: Remember to set the power level for the food
item you wish to maintain last (See Fig. 1).
- lo
hi +
- lo
hi +
timer
Fig. 1
OPERATIONAL NOISES
The electronic processes involved with Induction Cooking create some unusual
background noises. These noises are normal and part of the Induction Cooking process.
Please note that these noises are more noticeable while cooking at the Power BOOST
level. Very loud noises are not part of normal Induction Cooking.
General Care & Cleaning
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CARE & CLEANING TABLE
Surfaces
How to Clean
Aluminum & Vinyl
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth.
Painted and Plastic
Control Knobs
Using a soft cloth, clean with mild dish detergent and water or a 50/50 solution
of vinegar and water. Follow by rinsing the area with clean water; dry and polish
with a soft cloth. Glass cleaners may be used if sprayed on a soft cloth first. DO
NOT spray liquids directly on the control pad and display area. Do not use large
amounts of water on the control panel - excess water on the control area may
cause damage to the appliance. Do not use other liquid cleaners, abrasive
cleaners, scouring pads, or some paper towels - they will damage the finish. To
remove control knobs, turn to the OFF position; grasp firmly and pull straight off
the shaft. To replace knobs after cleaning, line up the flat sides of both the knob
and the shaft; then push the knob into place.
Stainless Steel, Chrome
Control Panel, Decorative
Trim
Clean stainless steel with hot, soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water
and a cloth. Do not use cleaners with high concentrations of chlorides or
chlorines. Do not use harsh scrubbing cleaners. Only use kitchen cleaners that are
especially made for cleaning stainless steel. Always be sure to rinse the cleaners
from the surface as bluish stains may occur during heating that cannot be removed.
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COOKTOP CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Consistent and proper cleaning is essential to maintaining your ceramic glass cooktop
Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended Cleaning Creme to the
ceramic surface. It is available in most hardware stores. Clean and buff with a paper towel.
This will make cleaning easier when soiled from cooking. The special cooktop cleaning
cream leaves a protective finish on the glass to help prevent scratches and abrasions.
Sliding aluminum or copper clad bottom pans on the cooktop can cause metal
markings on the cooktop surface. These marks should be removed immediately after the cooktop has cooled using the cooktop cleaning cream. Metal
marks can become permanent if not removed prior to future use.
- lo
POWER
lock
warm
hi +
- lo
hi +
- lo
hi +
- lo
hi +
ON OFF
timer
Fig. 1
Cookware (cast iron, metal, ceramic or glass) with rough bottoms can mark or
scratch the cooktop surface. Do not slide anything metal or glass across
the cooktop. Do not use your cooktop as a cutting board or work surface in the
kitchen. Do not cook foods directly on the cooktop surface without a pan. Do
not drop heavy or hard objects on the glass cooktop, they may cause it to
crack or break.
CLEANING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CERAMIC GLASS
COOKTOP
!
CA
UTION
CAUTION
Before cleaning the cooktop, be sure the controls are turned to OFF and the cooktop is COOL.
!
WARNING
DO NOT use a cooktop cleaner on a hot cooktop. The fumes can be hazardous to your health, and
can chemically damage the ceramic-glass surface.
For light to moderate soil:
Apply a few drops of CookTop® Cleaning Creme directly to the cooktop. Use a paper towel
to clean the entire cooktop surface. Make sure the cooktop is cleaned thoroughly, leaving no
residue. Do not use the towel you use to clean the cooktop for any other purpose.
For heavy, burned on soil:
Apply a few drops of CookTop® Cleaning Creme directly to the cooktop. Rub the soiled area
using a non-abrasive plastic type no-scratch pad, applying pressure as needed. Do not use
the pad you use to clean the cooktop for any other purpose.
If soils remain, carefully scrape soils with a metal razor blade scraper, holding scraper at a
30 degree angle to the surface. Remove loosened soils with cooktop cleaning cream and
buff surface clean.
General Care & Cleaning
CLEANING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CERAMIC GLASS
COOKTOP (CONTINUED)
!
CA
UTION
CAUTION
Damage to the ceramic glass cooktop may occur if you use scrub pad.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Damage to the ceramic glass cooktop may occur if you use
an abrasive type scratch pad. Only use cleaning products that have been specially
designed for ceramic glass cooktop.
Plastic or foods with a high sugar content:
These types of soils must be removed immediately if spilled or melted onto the
ceramic cooktop surface. Permanent damage (such as pitting of the cooktop
surface) may occur if not removed immediately. After turning the surface
elements OFF, use a razor blade scraper or a metal spatula with a mitt and
scrape the soil from the hot surface (as illustrated on previous page). Allow
the cooktop to cool, and use the same method for heavy or burned on soils.
Do not use the following on the ceramic glass cooktop:
• Do not use abrasive cleaners and scouring pads, such as metal and
some nylon pads. They may scratch the cooktop, making it more
difficult to clean.
• Do not use harsh cleaners, such as chlorine bleach, ammonia or oven
cleaners, as they may etch or discolor the cooktop.
• Do not use dirty sponges, cloths or paper towels, as they can leave
soil or lint on the cooktop which can burn and cause discoloration.
Special Caution for Aluminum Foil and Aluminum Cooking Utensils
• Aluminum foil - Use of aluminum foil will damage the cooktop. Do not use
thin aluminum cooking utensils or allow foil to touch the ceramic cooktop under ANY
circumstances.
• Aluminum utensils - The melting point of aluminum is much lower than that of other
metals. Care must be taken when aluminum pots or pans are used on the cooktop. If
allowed to boil dry, not only will the utensil be destroyed, but it may fuse to, break or mark
the ceramic glass surface, permanently damaging the cooktop surface.
CARE & CLEANING OF STAINLESS STEEL
Special care and cleaning are required for maintaining the appearance of stainless parts.
Please refer to the table provided at the beginning of the General Care & Cleaning section
in this Use & Care Manual.
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28 Solutions to Common Problems
IMPOR
TANT
IMPORT
Before calling for service, review the following problems first. It may save you both time and
expense. This list includes common experiences that are not the result of defective
workmanship or material in your cooktop.
ENTIRE COOKTOP DOES NOT OPERATE
• Cooktop controls are locked. Set the cooktop controls to unlock the Cooktop (see page
23 for further instructions).
• House fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped. Check/reset breaker or replace
fuse. If the problem is a circuit overload, have this situation corrected by a qualified
electrician.
• Service wiring not complete. Contact installation agent or dealer.
• Power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call local electric company.
COOKTOP TURNS OFF WHILE COOKING
• The automatic shut-off feature will turn all of the Cooking Zones and the entire
Cooktop OFF after any Cooking Zone has been in continuous use for 12 hours.
• Cooktop internal heat sensor has detected high temperatures inside the appliance. Be
sure the appliance vent holes are not blocked. (Refer to the Installation Instructions
supplied with the cooktop for more detailed cooktop installation information).
• Fluids spilled or object lying on controls area of cooktop. Clean spills or remove object.
Repower cooktop.
SURFACE ELEMENT DOES NOT HEAT
• No power to appliance. Check/reset breaker or replace fuse. If the problem is a circuit
overload, or improper connection of the armored cable supplied with the appliance, have
this situation corrected by a qualified electrician.
• Too low heat setting. Turn control to a slightly higher setting until element comes on.
• Incorrect control is ON. Be sure to use correct control for the element needed.
Solutions to Common Problems
COOKING ZONE DOES NOT HEAT FOOD (INDUCTION ELEMENTS)
• No cookware was placed on the Cooking Zone or cookware material type incorrect for
Induction Cooking.
• Cookware bottom not large enough for Cooking Zone.
• Cookware is warped or in poor condition.
• Cookware is not centered on Cooking Zone.
• Cookware resting on cooktop trim or does not rest completely on cooktop surface.
• No power to the appliance. Check steps under "Entire cooktop does not operate" in
this checklist.
• Incorrect Cooking Zone control setting. Make sure the correct control is ON for the
Cooking Zone being used.
SURFACE ELEMENT TOO HOT OR NOT HOT ENOUGH
• Incorrect control setting. Raise or lower setting until proper amount of heat is obtained.
Dial markings are an indicator of relative heat settings and will vary slightly.
• Lightweight or warped pans being used. Use only flat, evenly balanced, medium or
heavyweight cookware.
• Voltage is incorrect. Be sure appliance is properly connected to the specified power
source.
• Use only flat bottom, evenly balanced, medium or heavyweight cookware. Pans having
a flat bottom heat better than warped pans. Cookware material affects heating. Heavy
and medium weight pans heat evenly. Because lightweight pans heat unevenly, foods
may burn easily.
FOOD NOT HEATING EVENLY
• Improper cookware. Select flat-bottomed cookware of a proper size to fit element.
• Incorrect control setting. Raise or lower setting until proper amount of heat is obtained.
POOR COOKING RESULTS
• Many factors affect cooking results. Adjust the recipe's recommended power levels or
cooking times.
• Cookware is too lightweight or warped. Use heavier quality cookware so foods being
prepared may cook more evenly.
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30 Solutions to Common Problems
COOKTOP ZONE CONTROL DISPLAYS E AND 2 DIGITS LED
MAIN CONTROL DISPLAYS
• Induction Cooktop main control has detected a fault or error condition. Try turning
electrical power supply OFF and back ON to cooktop in order to reset Cooktop main
controls. If fault recurs, record fault number and turn power supply to Cooktop OFF.
COOKING ZONE LED CONTINUOUSLY FLASHES F
(INDUCTION COOKING ZONES ONLY)
• Induction Cooktop pan detection sensors do not see the correct cookware. Test with a
magnet to be sure cookware is made with Induction compatible material.
• Cookware has been removed from the Cooking Zone without turning the Cooking Zone
OFF. Place cookware back on to the Cooking Zone or if finished cooking turn off the
affected Cooking Zone.
• Cookware is not centered over the Cooking Zone properly. Refer to page 15 for correct
cookware placement.
SCRATCHES OR ABRASIONS ON CERAMIC GLASS
COOKTOP SURFACE
• Coarse particles (such as salt or sand) are between cooktop and utensil. Be sure cooktop
surface and bottom of utensils are clean before use. Small scratches do not affect cooking
and will become less visible with use.
• Cleaning materials not recommended for glass ceramic cooktop have been used. See
Ceramic-Glass Cooktop section in this Owner's Guide.
• Cookware with rough bottom has been used. Use flat-bottomed, smooth utensils. See
Selecting Surface Cooking Utensils in this Owner's Guide.
METAL MARKS ON CERAMIC GLASS COOKTOP SURFACE
• Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal utensils on
cooktop surface. Use a mildly abrasive cleanser to remove marks.
Solutions to Common Problems
BROWN STREAKS AND SPECKS ON CERAMIC GLASS
COOKTOP SURFACE
• Boilovers have cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. See
instructions under General Care & Cleaning.
• Cleaning materials not recommended for ceramic-glass cooktop have been used. Use
recommended cleaners and cleaning method. See Ceramic-Glass Cooktop section in
this Owner's Guide.
AREAS OF DISCOLORATION ON CERAMIC GLASS
COOKTOP SURFACE
• Mineral deposits from water and food. Wet surface with water and sprinkle on a cooktop
cleaning creme. Scrub with a clean damp paper towel until the stain disappears. Wipe
remaining paste away, then apply a small amount of cooktop cleaning creme and polish
with a clean paper towel. Use cookware with clean, dry bottoms. See Ceramic-Glass
Cooktop section in this Owner's Guide.
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32 Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will repair
or replace any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed,
used, and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions. In addition, the glass cooktop or radiant surface element
of your appliance (excluding built-in and free-standing range appliances) is covered by a two through five year limited warranty.
During the 2nd through 5th years from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will provide a replacement glass cooktop or
radiant surface element for your appliance which has proven to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance
is installed, used, and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada.
3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6. Products used in a commercial setting.
7. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary household use or used other
than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance
when it is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Labor or in-home service costs during the additional limited warranty periods beyond the first year from your original date of purchase.
12. Pickup and delivery costs; your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
13. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or mileage expense for service
calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
14. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during transportation or installation, including but not limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
15. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons
other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST
PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING
FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND
PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR
LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period should service
be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must
be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada. In the USA and Puerto Rico, your appliance is warranted by
Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is
warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty.
Obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company.
Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1-877-435-3287
Electrolux Major Appliances North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
Canada
1-800-265-8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5V 3E4
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