Induction Cooktop Use and Care

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Single Hob Induction Cooktop
Practical. Versatile. Innovative.
Energy-Efficient
A New Way of Cooking
500ºF
260ºC
Induction
Gas
Electric
Ceramic Glass
Oven-Safe Dishwasher-Safe
Use & Care Instructions
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Table of Contents
Important Safeguards ......................................................... 2-3
Safety Instructions............................................................... 4-5
Product Introduction ........................................................... 6-7
Operating Instructions.......................................................... 8-9
Compatible Cookware ......................................................... 10
Cleaning and Maintenance .................................................. 10
Troubleshooting .................................................................... 11
Product Warranty.................................................................. 12
Model #81500/102
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
WHEN USING ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
SHOULD ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:
• READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
• DO NOT touch hot surfaces.
• To protect against electrical shock do not immerse cord, plug or cooktop in water or any
other liquid.
• Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
• Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before cleaning or
handling.
• DO NOT operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance
malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Contact Tramontina’s Customer
Service Department (800-221-7809) for review, repair or adjustment.
• The use of third-party accessories or attachments is not recommended by Tramontina,
and may result in injuries.
• DO NOT use outdoors. FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
• DO NOT let the cord hang over the edge of a table, counter or touch hot surfaces.
• DO NOT place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
• DO NOT move the cooktop with any cookware containing hot oil or other hot liquids.
• DO NOT use cooktop for anything other than its intended use.
• To disconnect, turn any control to off, then remove plug from wall outlet.
• DO NOT immerse in water.
• A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risks of becoming entangled or
tripping over a longer cord.
• Extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
• If a extension cord is used, a) the marked electrical rating of the extension cord should
be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, and b) the cord should be
arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled
on by children or tripped over unintentionally.
• DO NOT COOK ON A BROKEN COOKTOP – If cooktop should break, cleaning solutions
and spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of electric shock.
Contact Tramontina’s Customer Service Department (800-221-7809) if this occurs.
• DO NOT CLEAN HOT COOKTOP. If a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot
cooking area, be careful to avoid steam burn. Furthermore, some cleaners can produce
noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface.
• DO NOT heat an empty pot, or overheat the cookware during use.
• DO NOT place metal objects, such as knives, forks, spoons, lids, cans or aluminum foil,
on the cooktop.
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
• Allow sufficient space around the cooking area.
• NEVER use the unit on low-heat resistant materials, such as carpet or vinyl.
• DO NOT place a sheet of paper between the cookware and the cooktop, as the paper
may burn.
• Be aware the unit surface will remain hot for a period of time after use.
• Items with a magnetic field, such as radios, televisions, ATM cards, CDs and DVDs, can
affect the unit. Keep these items away from the appliance when in use.
• This cooktop has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). As a safety feature,
this plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the
outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. DO NOT
attempt to work around this safety feature.
• This cooktop does not need to be preheated before use.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class II
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.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the product.
NOTE: This equipment 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 equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
• Use a dedicated high quality power outlet, with high power rating equal to or above 10A.
Do not share the power outlet with electrical appliances with high power ratings to avoid
fire hazards caused by overburdening the outlet.
• Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
• To avoid blocking the ventilation opening, allow at least 4 inches of free space around the
cooktop while in use. Do not use the cooktop on carpeted surfaces, tablecloths
or paper.
• Do not insert any foreign objects into or block the air ventilation opening or air
entry port.
• Do not use the induction cooktop on any metal surface (such as iron, stainless steel or
aluminum).
• Do not place the cooktop on or near an open flame.
• This cooktop is manufactured for indoor use in households, office kitchens and campers.
CAUTION: People with heart pacemakers should consult a doctor before using this
cooktop. Only use the cooktop after confirming that it will not affect the pacemaker.
• Close supervision is necessary when operating the cooktop around or near small children.
It is recommended children never use the cooktop.
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a
person responsible for their safety.
• Never heat foods in sealed containers, such as compressed products, cans or coffee
pots, to avoid possible explosion caused by heat expansion.
• To avoid injury, do not heat items made of iron on the cooktop as they will get extremely
hot.
• Do not use pots or pans with pronounced edges or ridges on the cooktop. These could
permanently scratch the cooktop. Grains of salt, sugar or sand can also cause scratches.
Make sure that the bases of any pots and pans are clean, free of any fat or oils and are
dry.
• To maximize product performance and to prevent injury, keep cookware on the cooktop
only during the necessary time for cooking or boiling. Do not overheat empty cookware.
Close supervision is necessary when operating the cooktop.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
• Do not place items such as paper, aluminum foil or cloth onto the induction cooktop.
• Keep magnetized items, such credit cards, disks, etc. away from the cooktop while in
operation, or damage may occur.
• To prevent damage, avoid impacting the cooktop with heavy or sharp objects. If
damaged, discontinue use of the cooktop. Contact Tramontina’s Customer Service
Department (800-221-7809) for review, repair or adjustment.
• Never place any unnecessary additional weight on the cooktop. This may damage the
cooktop. The total combined weight of cookware and content placed on the cooktop
should never exceed 33 lbs (15 kg).
• Metal objects, such as knives, forks, spoons and lids, should not be placed on the
cooking surface area, since they can become heated.
• To prevent cracking or damaging the cooktop, do not touch the surface with sharp
tools. If surface cracking is found, turn off the cooktop and discontinue use. Contact
Tramontina’s Customer Service Department for review, repair or adjustment.
• Although the cooktop has no exposed heating elements, the surface of the cooktop will
become hot by means of direct contact with heated cookware. Do not touch the cooktop
surface while in use. Allow the cooktop to cool before handling.
• Always clean the cooktop to prevent any debris from getting into the fan, which could
affect the normal operation of the cooktop.
• This cooktop is not intended to be operated by an external timer or separate remotecontrol system.
• Discontinue the use of a cooktop with a damaged cord or plug, or any other visible
damage to the cooktop. Contact Tramontina’s Customer Service Department for review,
repair or adjustment.
• When using or storing the cooktop, please keep it clean. Protect the cooktop from debris,
dust and humidity. Prevent small insects from entering the internal parts of the unit, which
may cause a short circuit. When not in use for an extended period of time, clean cooktop
and store in a clean, dry location.
• Do not directly rinse this induction cooktop under running water. Do not spill water or
liquids into the internal parts of the induction cooktop.
• Prolonged electrical connection may cause fire and/or damage the electronic
components. Unplug the cooktop when not in use.
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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION
2
3
1
4
5
6
1 Cooking Zone
2 Air Vent
3 Polarized Plug
4 Ceramic Plate
5 Control Panel
6 Air Entry
Model
Power Supply
Power
81500/102
120V – 60Hz
1500W
Dimensions
Weight
14.76 in x 11.41 in x 2.44 in
6.41 lbs.
37.5 cm x 29.0 cm x 6.2 cm
2.90 kg.
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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION
Control Panel (Detail)
2
1
3
Temp.
4
Power
5
6
8
7
9
1 Function Button
2 *LED Display
3 Lock Button
4 *Power Level/Temperature Indicator Bar
5 Cooking Timer Button
6
7 Control Bar Temperature & Power Adjustment
8
(-)
Minus Button
(+) Plus Button
9 Power Button
* The temperatures indicated are for reference only.
For precise cooking temperatures and food safety, always use a thermometer to verify temperatures.
HOW INDUCTION WORKS
Induction cooking uses a high-frequency induction coil (below the cooktop’s smooth
surface) that heats the cooking vessel using a magnetic field.
The field sets up an internal alternating current inside the cooking vessel’s ferrous/magnetic
base which generates heat.
The heat generated in the cooking vessel is transferred to the vessel contents. Nothing
outside the vessel is affected by the magnetic field. Heat generation stops when the vessel
is removed from the induction cooktop or when the cooktop is turned off.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING NEW INDUCTION COOKTOP
•Read this instruction guide, taking special note of the “Important Safeguards” & “Safety Instructions” sections.
•Remove any protective film remaining on the cooktop. After power supply is connected, the cooktop will beep and the LED display will show “CooL”.
USING THE TOUCH CONTROLS
•The buttons on the cooktop control panel are touch-sensitive, so you don’t need to apply heavy pressure.
•Use the pad of your finger, not the tip. You will hear a beep each time a touch is registered. Make sure the controls are always clean and dry, and no objects are covering them.
TO START
•Place compatible cookware on the cooking zone before starting the cooktop.
NOTE: COMPATIBLE COOKWARE MUST BE PLACED ON THE COOKING ZONE,
IN ORDER FOR THE COOKTOP TO FUNCTION.
•After touching the “Power” button , the cooktop is ready for use. The LED display will
show “SEL”. If the function button is not touched within one minute, the induction cooktop
will turn off automatically and the LED display will show “CooL”.
To achieve optimal
FUNCTION BUTTON
temperature control,
always keep the
The Function Button allows you to select from two cooking modes:
cooking zone and
Temp.
1. POWER MODE
cookware base
2. TEMPERATURE MODE
clean and free of
A small red light indicates the selection (Power or Temperature).
oil/gas residue.
Power
1.POWER MODE
until the “Power” indicator light turns on and you will hear a Touch the Function button
beep. When in Power Mode, the preset power level is “6”. To adjust the power level,
press the (-) or (+) buttons. The power level also may be adjusted by sliding your finger pad over the Control Bar in a left to right motion. The power ranges from 1 to 10.*
STEPS TO COOK IN POWER MODE
Power Button
to Turn on Unit
Function Button
Selects Power Mode
Select
(-) or (+) Buttons
to Adjust
Power Level
(1 to 10) *
Cooking Complete
Power Button
to Shut Off Unit
2.TEMPERATURE MODE
Select
) or (+
) Buttons indicator light turns on and you hear a Touch the Function button
until(-the
“Temp”
Cooking Complete
toSelect
Adjust
beep. To adjust the temperature level,
press
Level the (-) or (+) buttons. The temperature level or (+
) Buttons
(-) Power
Cooking Complete
Power Button
Function Button
Power Button
(1 Adjust
to 10) *
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Power
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Function
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Power
Button
(140ºF
to
425ºF)
*
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temperature
ranges
from
140ºF
to
425ºF.*
to Turn on Unit
Select Temp Mode
to Shut Off Unit
STEPS TO COOK IN TEMP MODE
Power Button
to Turn on Unit
Function Button To
Select Temp Mode
Select
(-) or (+) Buttons
to Adjust
Temperature Level
(140ºF to 425ºF) *
* The temperatures indicated are for reference only.
Cooking Complete
Power Button
to Shut Off Unit
For precise cooking temperatures and food safety, always use a thermometer to verify temperatures.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
TIMER
The Timer feature allows you to enter a selected cooking time on the cooktop.
After entering either the Temp or Power Mode, select the cooking time by pressing the
Timer button . When the numbers blink on the LED display, press the (-) or (+) buttons
to adjust the cook time in minutes, ranging from one minute up to three hours.
Holding down the (-) or (+) buttons will adjust the time in ten minute increments.
When you have finished adjusting the time, the time indicator will blink for about five
seconds, and the induction cooker will begin timing.
When the selected cook time has been completed, the induction cooktop will automatically
stop heating and switch off. The LED display will show “CooL” or “Hot” and the fan will run
for approximately one to two minutes to cool the unit.
LOCK FUNCTION
Pressing the Lock button
for three seconds disables the control settings.
When locked, the light near the Lock indicator is illuminated.
While the control settings are locked, only the “Power” button can be used to switch off the
induction cooktop. All the other operations are disabled.
To unlock cooktop, press and hold the Lock button
the “Lock” indicator light turns off.
for four seconds until it beeps and
SWITCHING OFF
The induction cooktop will automatically stop heating and beeps when cookware
is removed from the cooktop. After 10 seconds it will automatically shut off and the
LED display will show “CooL” or “Hot”.
To turn off the cooktop while the cookware is still present, press the “Power” button
The LED display will show “CooL” or “Hot”.
.
After turning off the cooktop, the fan will run for approximately one to two minutes to cool
the unit.
A steady “CooL” indicates the ceramic plate is at a Low temperature
(under 104oF / 40oC).
A flashing “Hot” indicates the ceramic plate is at a High
temperature (above 104oF / 40oC) and is NOT safe to touch.
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COMPATIBLE COOKWARE
This induction cooktop will only work with cookware with a magnetic bottom. If a magnet
sticks to the base of the cookware, it can be used.
Heat-resistant glass, ceramic containers, aluminum pots/pans, copper, and other
non-magnetic cookware are not compatible and cannot be used.
The power will completely shut off within 10 seconds if non-compatible cookware or
accessories (knives, spoons, forks, etc.) are detected. The unit will also shut off within
the same time range if no cookware is present.
Cookware must have a flat bottom with a diameter between
4.75 – 7.75 inches (12.06 – 19.68 cm)
To avoid damage/scratches to the cooktop surface, always lift the cookware (do not slide)
to move to avoid scratching the cooktop.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Do not use a steam cleaner to clean this cooktop, as steam could penetrate electrical
components and cause a short circuit.
Before cleaning, switch off the cooktop and allow the surface to cool completely.
Disconnect the power plug from the power outlet.
Over time, the air inlet/air outlet opening may accumulate dust and debris and should be
cleaned with a soft dry cloth or brush, compressed air or small vacuum cleaner.
To clean, wipe the cooktop surface with a soft moist cloth with mild detergent. Wipe away
any remaining detergent and dry thoroughly.
A glass cooktop cleaner, available in the cleaning sections of most grocery, discount or
hardware stores, may be used for stubborn spills.
When not in use, unplug the cooktop.
NOTE: Do not rinse under running water or immerse in water.
WARNING: Any other servicing should be performed by an authorized service
representative. Contact Tramontina’s Customer Service Department for more assistance.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Check Points
After plugging in the power
cord and pressing the Power
button, the indicator and
display do not light up.
• Is the power plug properly connected?
The Power indicator lights up
and the display works normally,
but heating does not start.
• Is the cookware placed on the cooking zone?
• Is the switch, power outlet, fuse or power cord damaged?
• Are you using the proper cookware?
• Is the appliance in the Level or Temp mode status?
• For other causes, please contact Tramontina’s Customer
Service Department.
Heating suddenly stops during
the cooking process.
• Is the temperature of the oil too high when frying food?
• Is the temperature of the work area very high?
• Is the air inlet or air vent of the cooktop blocked?
• Is the default heating time of the cooktop completed?
• The self-safety protection may have activated, therefore,
wait for several minutes and reconnect power.
The Power Button does not
function when the LED display
indicates “CooL” or “Hot” and
the cooktop is locked.
• To unlock cooktop, press and hold the Lock button
for four seconds until it beeps and the “Lock” indicator
light turns off.
The cooktop shuts off
automatically.
• Has the cooktop been unattended for two hours?
• Is the cookware empty or overheated?
• Is the cookware placed on the cooking zone?
If an error code appears on the LED display, please refer to the table below before proceeding.
Error Code
Solutions
E3 E6
Wait a moment and press the “Power” button. When the
temperature of the cooktop becomes normal, the cooktop
will operate as usual.
E7 E8
Turn off the cooktop. When the voltage becomes normal, turn
on the cooktop and it will operate as usual.
E1 E2 E4
E5 Eb
Please contact Tramontina’s Customer Service Department
for assistance.
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5 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
This product is warranted by TRAMONTINA to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of five years from the date of the original purchase. Any piece
will be repaired or replaced at no charge with the same item or one of equal or better value
if it is found to be defective under normal, noncommercial household use and when cared
for according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This warranty does not cover lost or stolen
items or defects caused by accidents, fire, or abuse or misuse of the products, including but
not limited to overheating, improper cleaning with harsh cleansers or detergents, neglect,
alteration, or use in commercial establishments.
For repair or replacement, return defective merchandise by package delivery service or
insured parcel post with a letter of explanation to the customer service department listed
below.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary
according to country, state or province.
Any questions regarding this warranty and/or the use and care of this product should be
directed to:
TRAMONTINA USA, Inc.
Customer Service
12955 West Airport Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77478-6119
(800) 221-7809
www.tramontina-usa.com
For faster assistance, please register your product online at www.tramontina-usa.com
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