How to determine if I am using the proper cookware with my Electric Range (NE59K3310SS)?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018


Using the right cookware can prevent many problems, such as uneven cooking or extended cooking times. Using the proper pots and pans will reduce cooking times and cook food more evenly.

Note: The provided information refers to the electric ranges sold in Canada.

Using the proper cookware

Check for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom of the cookware:


Correct usage

Correct usage

The following criteria describe a correct usage of cookware:

  • Pot diameter matches element surface diameter.

  • Flat bottom and straight sides.

  • Tight fitting lids.

  • Weight of handle does not tilt pan.

  • Pan is well balanced.

  • Pan size matches the amount of food to be prepared and the size of the surface element.

  • Made of a material that conducts heat well.

Incorrect usage

Incorrect usage 1

Issue: Curved and warped pan bottoms.

Incorrect usage 2

Issue: Pan overhangs element by more than one-half inch.

Incorrect usage 3

Issue: Pan is smaller than cooking area.

Incorrect usage 4

Issue: Heavy handle tilts pan.

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