Frigidaire DGEF3031KW User Manual

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All about the

Use&Care

of your Electric Range

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

Important Safety Instructions ...........................

3-5

Before Setting Oven Controls ...........................

6-8

Before Setting Surface Controls .....................

9-10

Setting Surface Controls (Ceramic cooktop) ...

11-14

Oven Control Functions (330/probe) ..................

15

Setting Oven Controls ..................................

16-24

Self-Cleaning ..............................................

25-27

Care & Cleaning ..........................................

28-31

Before You Call ............................................

32-35

Major Appliance Warranty ....................

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www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044

www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352

2011) (Jun 316902223

PRODUCT RECORD AND REGISTRATION

Contents

 

 

Product Registration ......................................................

 

2

Important Safety Instructions ............................

 

3 -5

Before Setting Oven Controls ...............................

 

6 -8

Removing, replacing & arranging the oven racks

........... 6

Effortless™ Oven Rack system and assembly ................

 

8

Before Setting Surface Controls .........................

 

9 - 10

About the ceramic cooktop & radiant elements .............

9

Cookware material types ..........................................

 

10

Setting Surface Controls ..................................

 

11 - 14

Single radiant surface elements ................................

 

11

Dual radiant surface elements...................................

 

12

Keep warm zone .....................................................

 

13

Home canning .........................................................

 

14

Oven Controls Functions ........................................

 

15

Setting Oven Controls ......................................

 

16 - 24

Setting the clock ......................................................

 

16

Changing between continuous bake or 12-Hour

 

Energy Saving features ............................................

 

16

Changing oven temperature display (F° or C°) ............

16

Setting for audible or silent keypad operation

.............

16

Setting lock feature..................................................

 

17

Setting the timer .....................................................

 

17

Setting bake ...........................................................

 

18

Setting bake time ....................................................

 

18

Setting start time ....................................................

 

19

Setting quick bake (some models) .............................

 

20

Easy probe .........................................................

 

21 - 22

Setting broil ............................................................

 

23

Adjusting the oven temperature ................................

 

24

Operating the oven light ...........................................

 

24

Self-Cleaning ....................................................

 

25 - 27

Care & Cleaning ...............................................

 

28 - 31

Cleaning recommendation table ................................

 

28

Cooktop maintenance & cleaning...........................

 

29 - 30

Replacing the oven light ...........................................

 

30

Removing & replacing oven door ...............................

 

31

Before You Call

 

 

Solutions to common problems .............................

 

32 - 35

Appliance Warranty .................................

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Be sure to visit us online atwww.frigidaire.com

for a complete line of accessories.

Thank you for choosing Frigidaire.

This Use & Care Guide is part of our commitment to customer satisfaction and product quality throughout the service life of your new appliance.We view your purchase as the beginning of a relationship. To ensure our ability to continue serving you, please use this page to record important product information.

Need help??

Visit the Frigidaire web site at www.frigidaire.com

Before you call for service, there are a few things you can do to help us serve your better.

Read this Use & Care manual.

It contains instructions to help you use and maintain your range properly.

If you received a damaged range ...

immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the range.

Save time and money.

Check the section titled “Before You Call”. This section helps step you through some common problems that might occur.

If you do need service, help is only a phone call away. Call Frigidaire Customer Services at 1-800-944-9044.

Product Registration

Registering your product with Frigidaire enhances our ability to serve you. You can register online at www.frigidaire.com or by dropping your Product Registration Card in the mail.

Serial plate location

Serial plate location: open storage drawer (some models) or remove lower front panel (some models).

Record model & serial numbers here

Purchase date

Model number

Serial number

2

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All rights reserved. Printed in the USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Read all instructions before using this appliance.

Do not attempt to install or operate your appliance until you have read the safety precautions in this manual. Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a WARNING or CAUTION statement based on the risk type.

Definitions

This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.

WARNING

WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.

IMPORTANT

IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation, maintenance or valuable information that is not hazard related.

Important Safety Instructions

Remove all tape and packaging before using the range. Destroy the carton and plastic bags after unpacking the range. Never allow children to play with packaging material.

Proper installation—Besure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician in accordance with the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No. 70 latest edition and local electrical code requirements.Install only per installation instructions provided in the literature package for this range.

User servicing—Donot repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in the manuals.All other servicing should be done only by a qualified technician. This may reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to the range.

Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an authorized repair service. Know how to disconnect the power to the range at the circuit breaker or fuse box in case of an emergency.

WARNING

Tip Over Hazard

A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.

• Verify the anti-tipdevice hasbeen installed to floor or wall.

Ensure the anti-tipdevice isre-engagedwhen the range is moved to floor or wall.

Do not operate the range without the anti-tipdevice in place and engaged.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or serious burns to children and adults.

Range

leveling leg

Anti-Tipbracket

To check if the anti-tipbracket is installed properly, use both arms and grasp the rear edge of range back. Carefully attempt to tilt range forward. When properly installed, the range should not tilt forward.

Refer to the anti-tipbracketinstallation instructions supplied with your range for proper installation.

WARNING

Stepping, leaning or sitting on the door or drawers of a range can result in serious injuries and also cause damage to the appliance. DO NOT allow children to climb or play around the range. The weight of a child on an open oven door may cause the range to tip, resulting in serious burns or other injury.

DONOTLEAVECHILDRENALONE—toavoidinjuriesor burns children should not be left alone or unattended in the area where the range is in use.

They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the range including the storage drawer, lower broiler drawer, lower oven or warmer drawer.

To avoid a possible fire hazard, never use your appliance for warming or heating the room.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING

Storage in or on appliance — to avoid a fire hazard, flammablematerialsshouldnotbestoredinan oven, near surface units or in the storage drawer, warmer drawer or lower oven. This includes paper, plastic and cloth items, such as cookbooks, plasticware and towels, as well as flammable liquids. Do not store explosives, such as aerosol cans, on or near the range.

Protective liners—Donot use aluminum foil to line the oven bottom. Only use aluminum foil as recommended in this manual. Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electric shock, or fire.

CAUTION

Do not store items of interest to children in the cabinets above a range or on the backguard of the range. Children climbing on the range to reach items could be seriously injured.

Do not touch surface heating units or surface cooking elements, areas near these units or elements, or interior surfaces of oven. Both surface heating and oven heating elements may be hot even though they are dark in color. Areas near surface cooking units may become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials touch these areas until they have had sufficient time to cool. Among these areas are the cooktop, surfaces facing the cooktop, the oven vent openings and surfaces near these openings, oven door and oven door window.

Wear proper apparel — loose-fittingor hanging garments should never be worn while using the appliance.Do not let clothing or other flammable materials contact hot surfaces.

Do not use water or flour on grease fires — flour may be explosive. Smother the fire with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry chemical or foam-typeextinguisher.

When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or grease may catch fire if allowed to become too hot.

Use dry potholders — moist or damp potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam.

Do not let potholders touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth instead of a potholder.

Do not heat unopened food containers - buildup of pressure may cause container to burst and result in injury.

IMPORTANT

Do not attempt to operate the range during a power failure. If the power fails, always turn off the range. If the range is not turned off and the power resumes, the range will begin to operate again. Once the power resumes, reset the clock and oven function.

Be sure to always have an appropriate foam-typefire extinguisher available, visible and easily accessible located near the appliance.

Never modify or alter the construction of a range by removing the leveling legs, panels, wire covers, anti-tipbracket/screws, or any other part of the range.

Remove the oven door from any unused range if it is to be stored or discarded.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR OVEN

Use care when opening oven door , lower oven door or warmer drawer (if equipped)—Stand to the side of the range when opening the door of a hot oven.

Let hot air or steam escape before you remove or replace food in the oven.

Keep oven vent ducts unobstructed. The oven vent is located under the left rear surface element if your model is equipped with coil elements. The oven vent is located below the backguard for models equipped with ceramic-glass cook tops. Touching the surfaces in this area when the oven is operating may cause severe burns. Also, do not place plastic or heat-sensitive items on or near the oven vent. These items could melt or ignite.

Placement of interior oven racks. Always place oven racks in desired location while oven is cool. If rack must be moved while oven is hot use extreme caution. Use potholders and grasp the rack with both hands to reposition. Do not let potholders contact the hot heating elements in the oven. Remove all utensils from the rack before moving.

Do not use the broiler pan without its insert. The broiler pan and its insert allow dripping fat to drain and be kept away from the high heat of the broiler. Do not cover the broiler insert with aluminum foil. Exposed fat and grease could ignite.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

SELF-CLEANINGOVENS

WARNING

Do not touch the oven during theself-cleancycle.

Keep children away from oven during self-cleancycle.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in burns.

Clean in the self-cleaningcycle only the parts listed in this Use & Care Manual.Before self-cleaning the oven, remove the broiler pan and any utensils or foods from the oven.

Do Not Use Oven Cleaners—No commercial oven cleaner or oven liner protective coating of any kind should be used in or around any part of the oven.

Do Not Clean Door Gasket—The door gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or move the gasket.

The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off during the self-cleaningcycle of any range. Move birds to anotherwell-ventilatedroom.

IMPORTANTINSTRUCTIONSFORCLEANING YOUR RANGE

Clean the range regularly to keep all parts free of grease that could catch fire. Pay particular attention to the area around each surface element. Do not allow grease to accumulate.

Kitchen cleaners and aerosols—Alwaysfollow the manufacturer’s recommended directions for use.

Be aware that excess residue from cleaners and aerosols may ignite causing damage and injury.

Clean ventilating hoods frequently—Greaseshould not be allowed to accumulate on the hood or filter.

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning hoods.

FOR CERAMIC-GLASSCOOK TOP MODELS

Do not cook on broken cook top—If cook top should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cook top and create a risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately.

Clean cook top with caution—If a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to avoid a steam burn. Some cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR COOKTOP

Know which knob controls each surface heating unit. Place a pan of food on the unit before turning it on, and turn the unit off before removing the pan.

Use proper pan size—Thisappliance is equipped with one or more surface units of different sizes. Select utensils having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit heating element. The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the heating element to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to element will also improve efficiency.

Utensil handles should be turned inward and not extend over adjacent surface elements—To reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil, the handle of the utensil should be positioned so that it is turned inward, and does not extend over adjacent surface units.

Never leave surface elements unattended at high heat settings—Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.

Do not immerse or soak removable heating elements—Heating elements should never be immersed in water. Heating elements clean themselves during normal operation.

Glazed cooking utensils—Onlycertain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for cook top service without breaking due to the sudden change in temperature. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for cook top use.

When flaming foods under a ventilating hood, turn the fan on.

Important Safety Notice

The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposure to such substances.

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oven vent location

BEFORE SETTING OVEN CONTROLS

Oven vent location

The oven vent is located under the left side of the control panel(See Fig. 1). When the oven is heating, warm air passes through this vent. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven which helps to provide good baking results. Do not block the oven vent.

Fig. 1

Oven racks

CAUTION

Always use oven mitts to protect hands from possible burns when using the oven or cooktop. The oven, oven racks and cooktop will becomevery hot.

Oven rack stop

Most oven racks slide on rack guides provided along the oven cavity sides. The rack guides are curved near the front of each guide. The curve will catch and hold the oven rack stable into a stop position when an oven rack is extended straight out from the oven.

For better access to food items in the oven, slowly pull the oven rack straight out to the oven rack stop position (Fig. 3) before checking on food items or removing food dishes from the oven.

rack guides

Fig. 3

IMPORTANT

Do not remove or attempt to arrange oven racks with cookware still on the racks. To avoid damaging cookware or spilling food items, always remove any cookware first.

7

7

6

6

5

5

4

4

3

3

2

2

1 some

1 some

models

models

Oven with visible

Oven with hidden

bake element

Bake Element

Fig. 2

 

Recommended oven rack positions by food type

Food type

Position

Broiling meats

See broil

Cookies, cakes, pies, biscuits & muffins

4 or 5

Frozen pies, angel food cake, yeast, bread

and casseroles

2 or 3

Small cuts of meat or poultry

2 or 3

Turkey, roast or ham

1 or 2

Use only the offset oven (if equipped) rack if you choose to use rack position 7.

Removing, replacing & arranging most oven racks types

Arranging - always arrange oven racks when the oven is cool (prior to operating the oven).

To remove - Pull the oven rack straight out until it reaches the stop position. Tilt up front of oven rack to slide past the stop position and pull the rack out of the oven cavity (Fig. 4).

To replace - Rest the oven rack evenly between a left and right front guide along the oven walls so that the oven rack rests level. Tilt front of rack upward and slide rack in past the stop position. Then bring the rack to a level position and slide the rack completely inside oven (Fig. 5).

Fig. 5

6

flat oven rack

flat

 

handle

offset

oven rack

oven rack

(some models)

(some

 

 

models)

half oven rack

with removable

shelf (some models)

bottom oven rack

(somemodels)

Effortless™ Oven Rack

(some

models)

BEFORE SETTING OVEN CONTROLS

Types of oven racks

Your range may be equipped with one or more of the following oven rack types listed below:

The flat oven rack (some models) may be used for most cooking needs and may be placed in most rack positions.

The flat handle oven rack (some models) may be used for most cooking needs. May be placed in most rack positions. Similar to the flat oven rack but comes with abuilt-inhandle.

The offset oven rack (some models) provides additional stepdown positions from the standard flat rack design. The offset design positions the base of the rack about 1/2 of a rack position lower than the flat rack and may be used in most oven rack positions.

The half rack (some models) has a removable section to allow for taller cooking utensils in the oven. When the removable section is in place, the rack may be used like the flat oven rack.

The Effortless™ Oven Rack (some models) instructions are provided later in this section.

The bottom oven rack (if equipped) should only be used in the lowest oven rack position. To maximize oven space, place cookware on the bottom oven rack for example when roasting large cuts of meat. Do not use thebottom oven rack in any other oven rack position.

Air circulation in the oven

For best baking results allow 2 to 4 inches (5-10cm) around the cookware for proper air circulation and be sure pans and cookware do not touch each other, the oven door, sides or back of the oven cavity. For even heating, hot air must be able to circulate freely around the pans and cookware (See Fig. 1).

Fig. 1

Baking layer cakes with 1 or 2 oven racks

For best results when baking cakes using 2 oven racks, place cookware on rack in positions 2 & 5. For best results when using a single or an offset oven rack, place cookware on rack in position 2, 3 or 4.

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BEFORE SETTING OVEN CONTROLS

Effortless™ Oven Rack system

Some models are equipped with a special oven rack system that automatically partially extends the oven rack from the interior oven glides to assist in easier access to your food items. This feature works whenever the oven door is opened or closed.

To assemble the Effortless™ Oven Rack system:

1.Locate all required parts. You will need the supplied oven rack (Effortless™ Oven Rack is a flat rack with a special dark coating on theleft and right rack sides) and the 2 supplied chrome connector arms.

2.Open the oven door. Be sure the oven is completely cool before proceeding.

3.Place the oven rack in positions 2, 3 or 4 only (see previous page to verify positions).Be sure the rack connector brackets are at the rear of the range and pointing towards oven bottom (See Fig. 2).

4.Assemble one connector arm at a time. With the oven door open and the oven rack in place, install one end of the connector arm to the hole in the door connector bracket (Fig. 1) and the other end in the hole in therack connector bracket (Fig. 2 and as in Fig. 3). The oven rack may need to be adjusted in or out in the rack position to match the length of the connector arm.

5.While holding the connector arm in place, twist the connector arm so the ends of the connector arm point upwards (See Figs. 4 & 5). The connector arm should now be locked into position.

6.Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the other connector arm.

7.Once both connector arms are properly in place, be sure to test the oven rack operation by gently closing the oven door. The oven rack should move in and out of the oven freely when the door is opened or closed.

CAUTION

Never pick up hot oven rack parts. Make sure the oven and oven racks are COMPLETLY cool and safe to touch before attempting to assemble or disassemble the Effortless™ Oven Rack.

IMPORTANT

REMOVE ALL OVEN RACKS and accessories before starting a self-cleancycle.If the oven racks are left in the oven during the self-clean cycle, the glide ability of the Effortless™ Oven Rack system will be damaged and will cause oven racks to loose their shiny finish. Remove ALLoven racks and clean according to instructions provided in the Care & Cleaning section of this manual.

IMPORTANT

Only the Effortless™ Oven Rack system should be used in oven rack position 2. Placing ANY other rack in oven rack position 2 will prevent the oven door from fully closingand maydamage the oven door, oven cavity or the door connector brackets.

If the rack system is not assembled with the connector arms the Effortless™ Oven rack may be used in oven rack positions 2 thru 7. Do not attempt to use the Effortless™ Oven rack in rack position 1.

door

rack connector

bracket

connector

 

bracket

 

Fig. 2

Fig. 1

connector

oven

arm

rack

Fig. 3 - assembly of the Effortless™ Oven Rack

open oven

connector

door

arm

connector arm

Fig. 4 connector

arm

Fig. 5

left and right

door connector brackets

with connector arm ends shown in locked position (pointing upwards)

Fig. 6 - Effortless™ Oven Rack after assembly

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BEFORE SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS

About the ceramic glass cooktop

The design pattern on the ceramic cooktop outlines the area and size of the surface element located just below the ceramic glass cooktop. Be sure to match the pan size with the diameter of the element outline on the cooktop and use only qualityflat-bottomedcookware.

The type and size of cookware, the number of surface elements in use and their 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

When first turned on, the element temperature rises gradually and evenly. As the temperature rises, the element will glow red. To maintain the selected power setting it is normal for the element to cycle ON and OFF. The element will retain enough heat to provide a uniform and consistent heat during the off cycle.

For efficient cooking, turn the surface element OFF several minutes before cooking is complete. This will allow residual heat to complete the cooking process.

Element on & hot surface indicator lights

Your appliance is equipped with two different types of radiant surface control indicator lights that will glow on the backguard — the element on indicator lights and thehot surface indicator light (See Fig. 1).

element on

 

indicator

hot

light

surface

 

indicator

 

light

Fig. 1

The element on indicator lightsare located on the control panel above each radiant element control knob and will glow when a surface element is turned ON. A quick glance at this indicator light after cooking is an easy check to be sure ALL surface controls are turned OFF. The hot surfaceindicator light located on the control panel will glow when any surface cooking area heats up and will remain onuntil the glass cooktop has cooled to a

MODERATElevel.

NOTES

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 smoothtop. 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 flat.

Be sure to read the detailed instructions for ceramic glass cooktop care in theCare & Cleaning andBefore You Call checklist sections of this Use & Care Manual.

Types of cooktop elements

The patterns provided on the ceramic glass surface outlines the size, shape and type of element available at each position on the cooktop. The single radiant element will have a single round outline pattern.

The versatile dual radiant element (some models) will have a dual ring pattern marked on the cooktop. This element allows the user to set the smaller inner portion only or both the inner and outer portions may be set to heat together.

The keep warm zone (some models) should always be used to keep already cooked foods warm. This element is located at the center rear position (Fig. 2).

Keep warm zone

Single radiant

Dual radiant

surface control

surface control

surface control

(some models)

 

(some models)

Fig. 2

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BEFORE SETTING SURFACE CONTROLS

Using proper cookware

The size and type of cookware used will influence the setting needed for best cooking results. Be sure to follow the recommendations for using proper cookware as illustrated.

Cookware should have flat bottoms that make good contact with the entire surface element (See Fig. 1). Check for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom of the cookware (Fig. 2). For additional information about the ceramic cooktop see "Cooktop Cleaning" and "Cooktop Maintenance" in the Care & Cleaning section.

IMPORTANT

Do not place empty aluminum, glass or porcelain-enamelcoated cookware on the ceramic cooktop! The melting point of some cookware types may be reached if left empty on the cooktop while heating. If the cookware melts it could bond to and damage the cooktop! Be sure to follow all the cookware manufacturer’s suggestions when using any type of cookware on the ceramic cooktop.

Cookware material types for the cooktop

The cookware material determines how evenly and quickly heat is transferred from the surface element to the pan bottom. The most popular materials available are:

Aluminum - Excellent heat conductor. Some types of food will cause it to darken (Anodized aluminum cookware resists staining & pitting). If aluminum pans slide across the ceramic cooktop, they may leave metal marks which will resemble scratches. Remove these marks immediately.

Copper - Excellent heat conductor but discolors easily. May leave metal marks on ceramic glass (see Aluminum).

Stainless - Slow heat conductor with uneven cooking results. Is durable, easy to clean and resists staining.

Cast iron - A slow heat conductor however will retain heat very well. Cooks evenly once cooking temperature is reached. Not recommended for use on ceramic cooktops.

Porcelain-enamel on metal - Heating characteristics will vary depending on base material.Porcelain-enamelcoating must be smooth to avoid scratching ceramic cooktops.

Glass - Slow heat conductor. Not recommended for ceramic cooktop surfaces because it may scratch the glass.

Flat bottom and straight sides.

Tight fitting lids.

Weight of handle does not tilt pan. Pan is well balanced.

Pan size matches the amount of food to be prepared and the size of the surface element.

Always match cookware diameter to element

marking on cooktop.

Made of material that conducts heat well.

Easy to clean.

Curved or warped cookware.

Cookware larger than cooking are marked on cooktop by more than onehalf inch or 12mm.

Cookware smaller than cooking are marked on cooktop.

Handle tilts cookware.

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

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