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Using your cooktop’s special features

Details including the auto heat reduce feature, setting a cooking zone, setting timer, and more.

Using the PowerBoost feature

This feature enables you to sear meat or bring liquid to the boil very quickly. When a cooking zone is set for PowerBoost, it uses more than 100% of the power of that particular cooking zone, resulting in a boost of intense heat.

PowerBoost heats food and liquids very quickly. Do not leave the cooktop unattended when using this feature. Take extra care when cooking with oil and fat, as these heat up very quickly. PowerBoost is not recommended for cooking with oil and fat, such as deep frying.

To set a cooking zone for PowerBoost

  1. Select a cooking zone.

  1. Touch or slide the setting selector up to the last setting on the right until  is displayed.

When PowerBoost is set

on the large elements

  • The cooking zone will be on PowerBoost (more than 100%) for 5 minutes,  will then flash for a few seconds before the cooking zone automatically reduces the heat to setting  (100%).

on the smaller elements

  • When PowerBoost is set on the two smaller cooking zones, it will not automatically reduce after 5 minutes. To turn PowerBoost off on the smaller cooking zones, touch or slide the setting selector to reduce the heat setting.

To quit the PowerBoost setting

Either touch or slide the setting selector to a new setting or to  to turn the cooking zone off.

Using the GentleHeat feature

This heat setting provides continuous gentle heat and is ideal for:

  • delicate cooking tasks such as melting chocolate

  • keeping cooked food warm.


If reheating cooked food from cold, always bring it to the boil on a higher setting before changing to the GentleHeat setting. For food safety reasons, a cooking zone set for GentleHeat will automatically turn off after two hours of continuous use.

  1. Select a cooking zone.

  1. Touch   to activate GentleHeat. The GentleHeat indicator will glow and u. will show in the display of the selected cooking zone.

Using the timer

You can use the timer in two ways:

  • As a minute minder
  • As a timer to automatically turn off a cooking zone

Never leave the cooktop unattended when in use, even if you have set the timer to automatically turn a cooking zone off.

To set the timer as a minute

  1. Turn the cooktop on.
    Do not select a cooking zone.  should show in all cooking zones displays.

  1. Select the timer.

  1. The timer display will show 
    The timer is now ready to be set.
    Note: If you do not set the timer within 10 seconds the cooktop will turn off.

  1. Set the right-hand digit using the setting selector.

  1. After a few seconds the display will then indicate for you to set the left- hand digit.

  1. Set the left-hand digit using the setting selector. The timer display will flash for a few seconds and then remain steadily lit. The cooking zone displays will turn off. The timer is now set and begins counting down.

To use the cooking zone while a minute minder is set:

  1. Press  to turn the cooktop back on. The timer display will flash with the set timer. You can now select a cooking zone and start cooking.

When the set time is up

  • The timer display will flash and the timer will beep (note: if the surface is still hot the display will show ).
  • Touch any control to stop the beeping.

Notes on using the timer

  • Skip the last step (6) if you want to set the timer to less than 10 minutes.
  • To modify or cancel a timer setting, touch the timer display and reset the minutes as desired, following the steps above.
  • To cancel the timer, touch the timer display. The timer will reset to 00.

You cannot set a timer for an individual cooking zone while the minute minder is set. To set a timer for an individual cooking zone, cancel the minute minder, then follow the steps in the following section ‘To set the timer for a cooking zone’.

Never leave the cooktop unattended when in use, even if you have set the timer to automatically turn a cooking zone off.

 To set the timer for a cooking zone

  1. Select a cooking zone already in use.

  1. Select the timer.

  1. The flashing indicator in the timer display means that the timer is ready to be set for the left rear cooking zone.

As an example, you would like to set the timer to turn this particular cooking zone off after 25 minutes.

  1. Set the right-hand digit using the setting selector.

  1. After a few seconds the display will then indicate for you to set the left- hand digit.

  1. Set the left-hand digit using the setting selector. The timer display will flash for a few seconds and then remain steadily lit. The timer is now set and begins counting down.

When the set time is up

  • The corresponding indicator in the timer display will flash, the timer will beep, and the cooking zone will automatically turn off. (note: if the surface is still hot the display will show ).
  • Touch any control to stop the beeping.


Notes on using the timer

  • Skip the last step (6) if you want to set the timer to less than 10 minutes.

  • To modify or cancel a timer setting, follow steps 1 and 2 under ‘To set the timer for a cooking zone’. The timer display will reset to . Adjust the minutes as desired, or leave at  to cancel the timer.

  • You can also cancel a timer by selecting the cooking zone, and decreasing the heat setting to .

  • Once you have set the timer for one cooking zone, you can then set it for additional cooking zones. Repeat the steps above to set the timer for each additional cooking zone.

  • When multiple timers are set:

    • The timer display will always revert to showing the setting for the cooking zone with the shortest remaining time.

    • To check the timer setting for a different cooking zone, simply select the cooking zone. Its remaining time will briefly appear in the timer display.

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