Frigidaire ES530 Range User Manual

Fig. 2 (Bridge Element on some models)
About the Ceramic Glass Cooktop
The ceramic cooktop has radiant surface
elements located below the surface of the glass.
The design of the ceramic cooktop outlines the
area of the surface element underneath. Make
sure the diameter of the pan matches the
diameter of the element outline on the cooktop
(See Fig 1). Heat is transferred up through the
surface of the cooktop to the cookware. Only
flat-bottom cookware should be used. The type
and size of cookware, the number of surface
elements in use and the settings, are all factors
that will affect the amount of heat that will spread
to areas beyond the surface elements. The
areas surrounding the elements may become
hot enough to cause burns.
About the Radiant Surface Elements
The element temperature rises gradually and
evenly. As the temperature rises, the element
will glow red. To maintain the selected setting,
the element will cycle on and off. The heating
element retains enough heat to provide a uniform
and consistent heat during the off cycle. For
efficient cooking, turn off the element several
minutes before cooking is complete. This will
allow residual heat to complete the cooking
Your range is equipped with radiant surface
burners with different wattage ratings. The ability
to heat food quicker and in larger volumes
increases as the element wattage increases.
NOTE: Please read detailed instructions for
ceramic glass cooktop cleaning in the Care &
Cleaning section and Before You Call
checklist sections of this Use and Care Manual.
NOTE: Radiant elements have a limiter that allows the element to cycle
ON and OFF, even at the HI setting. This helps to prevent damage to
the ceramic cooktop. Cycling at the HI setting is normal and can occur
if the cookware is too small for the radiant element or if the cookware
bottom is not flat (Refer to page 13 for using correct cookware
instructions with the cooktop).
Left front
Left rear
Right front
Right rear
Fig. 1
Left Front
Left Rear Right Rear
Right Front
Setting Surface Controls
Cooktop radiant areas that heat
Models with a Bridge Element
Models with 4 Dual Elements