Kenmore 790.4107 Oven User Manual

Setting Surface Controls
Single Radiant Element
The cool<top provides single
radiant element located as
illustrated. Use the following
instructions when operating these
The suggested power level settings shown in Fig. 1 are based 3.
on cooking with medium sized aluminum pans with lids. Be
sure to make any further setting adjustments for best surface 4.
cooking results.
Suggested radiant element power level settings table
Setting Type of cooking
High (8.0 - Hi) Start most foods, bring water to a
boil, pan broiling.
Medium high Continue a rapid boil, fry, deep fat
(5.0-8.0) fry.
Medium (3.0 - 5.0) Maintain a slow boil, thicken sauces
and gravies or steam vegetables.
Medium low Keep foods cooking, poach, stew
(2.0 - 3.0) (2.8 or lower is a simmer setting).
Low (Lo - 2.0) Keep warm, melt, simmer (2.8 or
lower is a simmer setting).
Fig. 1
Hot Element Indlcator Message
After using any of the radiant element positions the cooktop
will become very hot. Even after setting the controls to OFF,
the cooktop will remain hot for some time. The cooktop
control monitors the temperature of the cooktop and
displays the message "HE" (hot element) warning when the
cooktop is still too hot to touch. If the HE message appears
in the window, the control can still be turned on again for
Radiant surface elements may appear to
have cooled after they have been turned off:. The glass
surface may still be hot and burns may occur if the glass
surface is touched before it has cooled sufficiently.
Do not place aluminum foil, plastic items
such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic
wrappings on top of the range when it is in use. These
items could melt or ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden
spoons could catch fire if placed too close to the surface
To Operate the Single Radiant Surface Elements:
1. Place correctly sized cookware on the radiant surface
2. Touch and hold the _ pad for the desired element
position until a beep is heard. The display wiil show "=="
Note: If no further pads are touched within 10 seconds
the request to power the element ON will clear.
Touch Hi pad once to turn ON the power level to HI.
Touch Lo pad once for Lo power level.
Each touch of the Hi or Lo pad will decrease or increase
the power level from 9.0 through 3.0 by .5 increments.
Simmer power levels between 3.0 and 1.2 will decrease
or increase by .2 increments. Lo is the lowest power level
Note: The power level may be adjusted at any time
while the element is ON.
When cooking has been completed touch the (02_'_pad
once to turn the element OFF.
Important notes:
° Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and
then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking.
° For efficient cooking, turn the surface element OFF
several minutes before cooking is complete. This will allow
residual heat to complete the cooking process.
° A glowing red surface heating area extending beyond the
bottom edge of the cookware indicates the cookware is
too small for the surface heating area.
° Radiant elements have a limiter that allows the radiant
heating element to cycle ON and OFF, even at the
HI setting. This helps prevent damage to the ceramic
cooktop. Cycling at the HI setting is normal and will occur
more often if the cookware is too small for the radiant
element or if the cookware bottom is not fiat.