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How to use your Samsung electric range or cooktop

Built in induction cooktop

Electric cooktops can be quite fun to cook with, but there's a few things you need to know before you whip up that first batch of your world-famous chili. If you haven't used a ceramic stove before, pay special attention to the Hot Surface indicator: the cooktop surface may be hotter than it appears. We'll also go over how the cooktop surface works and how to use the knobs. Let the cookoff commence!

Hot Surface indicator

Caution: (1) The surface elements may be hot even when off and burns can occur. Do not touch the surface elements until they have cooled down sufficiently. (2) At high or medium settings, never leave food unattended. Boil overs cause smoking and greasy spillovers may catch on fire. (3) Be sure you turn the control knob to OFF when you finish cooking.

  • Lights up when the unit is turned on or hot to the touch.    

  • Stays on even after the unit is turned off.

  • Glows until the unit cools to approximately 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hot surface indicator lit up

Cooking area

  • The cooking areas on your cooktop are identified by permanent circles on the glass cooking surface called elements. For the most efficient cooking, fit the pan size to the element size.    

  • Pans should not extend more than ½ inch to 1 inch beyond the cooking area.    

  • When a control is turned on, you can see a glow through the glass cooking surface. To maintain the preset heat setting, the element will cycle on and off, even at high settings.

Image of a cooktop


Control knobs

To the set the stove to the preferred setting, push in the knob and turn in either direction.

Some knobs control dual or triple surface elements which allow different pot sizes. In this case, the settings around the knob are split into 2 or 3 ranges, one for each of the possible settings (single, dual, or triple). Turn the knob to the desired temperature setting within the range that matches the size of the pot.

Using the triple surface control knob on a Samsung electric range or cooktop

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