Control Guide

Cooktop On Indicator Light
The Cooktop On indicator light is located on the console panel.
When any control knob/cooktop element on the console panel is
turned on, the Cooktop On indicator light will glow.
Hot Surface Indicator Light
On ceramic glass models, the Hot Surface indicator light is
located on the display panel.
The Hot Surface indicator light will glow as long as any surface
cooking area is too hot to touch, even after the surface cooking
area is turned off.
The control lock cannot be turned on or off while the Hot Surface
indicator is on. Wait for the Hot Surface indicator to turn off before
turning the control lock on or off.
Coil Elements and Burner Bowls (on some
Coil elements should be level for optimal cooking results. Burner
bowls, when clean, reflect heat back to the cookware. They also
help catch spills.
Cookware should not extend more than 1/2" (1.3 cm) over the coil
element. If cookware is uneven or too large, it can produce excess
heat, causing the burner bowl to change color.
Weight of the Cookware to be no Lighter than 1 lb.
Discoloration of Medallion of the Coil Element is expected over
Dual Zone Cooking Element
The Dual Zone cooking element offers flexibility depending on the
size of the cookware. Single size can be used in the same way as
a regular element. The dual size combines both the single and
outer elements and is recommended for larger size cookware.
A. Dual
B. Single
IMPORTANT: Do not leave empty cookware on a hot surface
cooking area, element or surface burner.
Ideal cookware should have a flat bottom, straight sides and a
well-fitting lid, and the material should be of medium-to-heavy
Rough finishes may scratch the cooktop. Aluminum and copper
may be used as a core or base in cookware. However, when used
as a base, they can leave permanent marks on the surfaces.
Cookware material is a factor in how quickly and evenly heat is
transferred, which affects cooking results. A nonstick finish has
the same characteristics as its base material. For example,
aluminum cookware with a nonstick finish will take on the
properties of aluminum.
Cookware with nonstick surfaces should not be used under the
Check for flatness by placing the straight edge of a ruler across
the bottom of the cookware. While you rotate the ruler, no space
or light should be visible between it and the cookware.
Use the following chart as a guide for cookware material
Heats quickly and evenly.
Suitable for all types of cooking.
Medium or heavy thickness is best for
most cooking tasks.
May leave aluminum residues, which
may be diminished if cleaned
immediately after cooking.
Cast iron
Heats slowly and evenly.
Good for browning and frying.
Maintains heat for slow cooking.
Rough edges or burrs may scratch the
Ceramic or
Ceramic glass
Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
Heats slowly, but unevenly.
Ideal results on low to medium heat
May scratch the cooktop.
Heats very quickly and evenly.
May leave copper residues, which may
be diminished if cleaned immediately
after cooking
Can leave a permanent stain or bond to
the cooktop if overheated.
Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
Use on low heat settings.
May scratch the cooktop.
steel or cast
See stainless steel or cast iron.
Porcelain enamel bakeware without the
metal base may bond to the cooktop if
Stainless steel
Heats quickly, but unevenly.
A core or base of aluminum or copper
on stainless steel provides even