(page 9 in the manual*)
The magnetic Cooking Zone sensors located below the cooktop surface require the use of cookware made with magnetic material in order to start the heating process on any of the Cooking Zones. When purchasing pans, look for cookware specifically labeled by the manufacturer for use with induction cooktops.
POTS AND PANS
• In principle, all pots and pans with magnetic bases are suitable. These include steel, steelenamel, as well as cast-iron pots and pans.
• High grade steel pans with a mixed metal base (sandwich base, e.g. Tefal® with an aluminum/copper base) are suitable for induction only if the manufacturer has expressly marked them as such. In that case they have a magnetic material in the base.
• If you wish to use a special type of pan (e.g., a pressure cooker, simmering pan, wok), please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and do not use a very thin pan.
NOTE: Some cookware can produce noises when used on induction cooking zones. This is not a fault in the cooktop, and its function will not be impaired in any way as a result.
If you are not sure if a pot or pan is suitable for use with your induction cooktop, you can find out
with a few simple tests:
• Place a pot filled with a little water (1/8ʺ–1/4ʺ) on the Cooking Zone. Set the Cooking Zone to full power (power level 9).
• You can also check cookware suitability with a magnet. If the magnet remains fixed to the base of the pan, the pan is suitable for induction cooking.
(Caution: The pan base of suitable kitchenware heats up within a few seconds! Water should boil rapidly.)
It is recommended to always use heavier gauge stainless steel cookware on your induction cooktop surface. This will help reduce the possibility of developing scratches on the ceramic surface. Low quality cookware can scratch the cooktop surface. Cookware should always be lifted over the ceramic cooktop surface to prevent scratching. Sliding any type of cookware over the ceramic cooktop can affect the overall appearance of the cooktop. Over time, sliding ANY type of cookware over the ceramic cooktop may alter the overall appearance of the cooktop. Eventually, the buildup of scratches can make cleaning the surface difficult and degrade the overall appearance of the cooktop. Scratchez can also result from grains of sand (e.g., after washing vegetables) which are dragged with the pot across the cooking surface.
USE FLAT-BOTTOMED COOKWARE
Cookware must fully contact the surface of the cooking element. Use flat-bottomed pans sized to
fit the cooking element and amount of food being prepared. Check for flatness by rotating a ruler
across the bottom of the cookware.
FOR BEST RESULTS:
Always follow the recommendations for proper cookware type and size. In addition:
• Do not use dirty pans with grease buildup. Always use pans that are easy to clean after cooking, and make sure that the bottoms of the pans are clean and dry.
• When cooking with large amounts of liquid, use large pots so that nothing can boil over.
• Do not let pans boil dry. This may cause permanent damage in the form of breakage,
fusion, or marring that can affect the ceramic cooktop. (This type of damage is not covered by your warranty.)
• Match the pan size and Cooking Zone to the amount of food being prepared.
TIPS FOR SAVING ENERGY:
• Always position pots and pans before you switch on the Cooking Zone.
• Dirty cooking zones and cookware use more electricity.
• Whenever possible, always have the lid firmly placed on the pots and pans so that they are
SELECTING THE PROPER PAN SIZE
• There are 4 Cooking Zones on the induction cooktop. Each element requires a minimum pan size to be used effectively. The inner ring of each cooking zone is a guide to correctly match the minimum pan size. The bottom of the pan must fully cover the inner ring for proper cooking
• The thicker outer ring at each Cooking Zone is helpful to determine the pan MAXIMUM size. After centering the cookware on the Cooking Zone, make sure the cookware does not extend more than
1/2ʺ beyond the thicker line on the Cooking Zone. The pan must make FULL contact on the glass surface without the bottom of the pan touching the metal cooktop trim.
have a lovely week!