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Built in Induction Cooktop

Your new electric range or cooktop has tons of exciting features. Not everything is covered in this guide, but we want to point out a few things to help you use your electric range or cooktop.

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Hot Surface Indicator

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.

At high or medium settings, never leave food unattended. Boil overs cause smoking and greasy spillovers may catch on fire.

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. 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

  

Single Surface Control Knob

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

The control knobs with a wait icon imposed on the top left knob

Dual Surface Control Knob

The dual surface unit features an inner and outer element. You can select 1 or 2 elements (Single or Dual) depending on the size of the pot or pan you are using. A single circle icon indicates the single power zone, and a double circle indicates dual power.

  1. Dual surface units also include single surface settings. To use the single surface unit, push the knob in and then turn it to the single element setting.

    Note: The single power zone is indicated by a single circle to the left of the knob. 

  2. To use the dual surface unit, push the knob in and then turn it to the dual element setting.

    Note: The dual power zone is indicated by a double circle to the right of the knob. 

The control knobs with a turn counterclockwise icon imposed on the bottom right knob, and the hot surface indicator light is lit

Triple Surface Control Knob

The triple surface unit features 3 elements. You can select 1, 2, or 3 elements depending on the size of the pot or pan you are using. The single circle indicates the single power zone, the double circle indicates the dual power zone, and the triple circle indicates the triple power zone.

  1. Triple surface units also include single and dual surface settings. To use the single surface unit, push in the knob and turn it to the single element setting.

    Note: The single power zone is indicated by a single circle.

  2. To use the dual surface unit, push in the knob and turn it to the dual element setting.

    Note: The dual power zone is indicated by a double circle. 

  3. To use the triple surface unit, push in the knob and turn it to the triple element setting.

    Note: The triple power zone is indicated by a triple circle.

The control knobs with a turn counter clockwise icon imposed on the top middle knob, and the hot surface indicator light is lit

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