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Using your cooktop’s special features

Using the PowerBoost feature

This feature allows 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.

To set a cooking zone for PowerBoost

 

  1. With the cooktop turned on, touch or slide the setting selector up to the last setting on the right until  is displayed.

When PowerBoost is set

  • The cooking zone will be on PowerBoost (more than 100%) for 10 minutes,  will then flash for a few seconds before the cooking zone automatically reduces the heat to setting  (100%).

To quit the PowerBoost setting

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

You can set two (CI603DTB, CI604DTB and CI754DTB) or three (CI905DTB2) cooking zones for PowerBoost, as long as one is not behind the other. For example:

CI754DTB model shown as an example

  • If one cooking zone is set to PowerBoost and you accidentally select a second cooking zone immediately in front or behind it also setting it to PowerBoost, the first cooking zone will warn you that the configuration is not possible, flash   and then automatically reduce its power level.
  • When a cooking zone is set for PowerBoost, the cooking zone immediately in front of or behind may automatically reduce its power level.
  • PowerBoost is not available if cooking zones are bridged.

CI905DTB3 only

  • For the two centre cooking zones only: You can set both cooking zones for PowerBoost at the same time, without causing one of them to automatically reduce it’s power level.

Using the GentleHeat feature

There are two Gentle heat settings.

  • The Low setting  is ideal for the most delicate cooking tasks (such as melting chocolate), as the cooking zone will provide a very low continuous gentle heat.
  • The Medium setting  is ideal for keeping cooked food warm and gently warming delicate foods.

To set a cooking zone for GentleHeat

 With the cooktop turned on, touch the GentleHeat control. 

  • The Low setting indicator above will glow and display.

 If you want the Medium setting, touch the GentleHeat control again to select the Medium setting.

  • The Medium setting indicator above will glow and the Low setting indicator goes out.
  • Touching the control a third time will switch off the cooking zone altogether.

To quit the GentleHeat setting

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

Using the Auto Rapid Heat feature

This feature lets you rapidly heat up food or liquid then automatically reduce the temperature to a pre-selected heat setting.

To set a cooking zone for Auto Rapid Heat

  1. With the cooktop turned on, touch or slide the setting selector to the heat setting you want the cooking zone to reduce to.
    Do not lift your finger.

  1. Hold your finger on the control for 3 seconds until the letter  starts to flash, alternately with the heat setting you have selected.
  • Auto Rapid Heat is now set and you can move your finger away.

When Auto Rapid Heat is set

While the cooking zone is rapidly heating, will flash alternately with the heat setting you have selected. When the rapid heating is finished, will stop flashing and the temperature will automatically reduce to the heat setting you have selected.
  • The amount of time the cooking zone will rapidly heat for depends on the heat setting you have selected. See below chart for rapid heat times.
Selected Heat Setting

Approximate Time at Rapid Heat

1

40 seconds

2

1 minute

3

2 minutes

4

3 minutes

5

4 minutes

6

7 minutes

7

2 minutes

8

3 minutes

  • If you would like a lower or higher heat setting than you originally selected, simply slide to the new setting and hold until the starts flashing. Alternatively, wait until stops flashing and then modify the heat setting.

To quit the Auto Rapid Heat setting while  is flashing

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

The Auto Rapid Heat and PowerBoost features cannot be used together. If you turn PowerBoost on when Auto Rapid Heat is already set, the Auto Rapid Heat will cancel and PowerBoost will stay on.

Using the timer

You may use the timer in two different ways:

  • You can use it as a minute minder, even when not using the cooktop. When used as a minute minder, the timer will not turn any cooking zone off when the set time is up.
  • You can set it to turn one or more cooking zones off after the set time is up.
  • You can set the timer for up to 1 hour and 59 minutes.
  • The time will be displayed in hours and minutes when the timer is set for longer than 10 minutes.

Using the timer as a minute minder

If you are not using any cooking zones
You can set the minute minder when you are not using any cooking zones. The cooktop will turn itself off after 20 seconds after you have set the time, but the timer will continue to count down. To change or cancel the minute minder setting, you will have to turn the cooktop back on. See ‘To change or cancel a timer setting’.

  1. Make sure the cooktop is turned ON. Touch the – and + controls of the timer together.  will show in the minute display.

  2. The egg timer will glow.


  1. Set the time.

The minutes will scroll faster if you touch and hold – or + continuously.

  1. A few seconds after the time is set it will begin to countdown. The display will show the remaining time in hours and minutes or if less than 10 minutes, in minutes and seconds.

When the set time is up 
will flash and the timer will beep. Touch the – or + controls to stop the beeping.
Remember, touching the ON/OFF control will turn the whole cooktop off!
 

Using the cooking zone after you have a set the minute minder

If you start using a cooking zone after you have set the minute minder, the minute minder will continue to count down.
You may also set cooking timer to turn a zone off (see opposite).

Setting the minute minder when you are using one or more cooking zones.

To set the minute minder when the cooking zone(s) are already being used, repeatedly tap the – and + controls of the timer together to cycle through the individual timers  for the cooking zones until the egg timer  glows. will steadily show in the minute display. (eg if you have 5 cooking zones, you will need to tap the – and + controls of the timer together 6 times).

Set the time.

The minutes will scroll faster if you touch and hold – or + continuously.

A few seconds after the time is set it will begin to countdown. The display will show the remaining time in hours and minutes, or if less than 10 minutes, in minutes and seconds.

When the set time is up

will flash and the timer will beep. Touch the – or + controls to stop the beeping. Remember, touching the ON/OFF control will turn the whole cooktop off!

Setting the timer to turn one or more cooking zones off

  1. Make sure the cooking zone(s) you want to set the timer for are in use.

  1. Tap the – and + controls of the timer together until the indicator of the desired cooking zone comes on.

Only indicators of cooking zones in use will show as you scroll through.


  1. Set the time.

You may now continue to set the timer for additional cooking zones:

  1. Cycle through the zones, by tapping the – and + controls of the timer together until the timer indicator of the required cooking zone comes on.

The indicator of the cooking zone previously set will be dimly lit, showing you that the timer is set and counting down for that cooking zone.

 

  1. Set the time.

You can set different times for each of the cooking zones.

Setting the minute minder when other timers are set

  1. Repeatedly tap the – and + controls of the timer together as you cycle through the individual timers  for the cooking zones until the egg timer  glows. will steadily show in the minute display.
  2. Touch the – and + controls to set the timer. It will then countdown.

The indicator lights of the previously set cooking zones will be dimly lit, showing you that the timers are set and counting down.

When the timer is set

  • If more than one timer is set (including the minute minder), the indicator belonging to the cooking zone or minute minder with the shortest remaining time setting will glow brightly. Other timer indicators will be dimly lit.

To check the remaining time for another cooking zone:

  • Touch the – and + controls of the timer together and repeat until the indicator in the desired cooking zone window glows brightly.

When the set time is up

  • The cooking zone whose set time is up will automatically turn off.
  • will flash in the minute display.
  • The timer will beep.
    Touch the – or + control to stop the beeping.
    The timer indicator of the relevant cooking zone will go out. The display will show .

If the timer is still set and counting down for another cooking zone
The cooking time for the timer with the shortest remaining time left will be displayed and the corresponding timer indicator will glow brightly.

To change or cancel a timer setting


  1. With the cooktop turned on, repeatedly tap the – and + timer controls together until the indicator light in the desired cooking zone window glows brightly.

  1. To change:
    Set the new time.

 

OR

  1. To cancel:
    Touch the – control of the timer and hold until the minute display shows .

Scrolling down the time to  will not turn off the cooking zone.

When you have finished cooking, either touch or slide the setting selector to a new setting or to  to turn the cooking zone off.

Using Bridging Zones (CI905DTB3, CI604DTB & CI302DTB models only)

  • The bridging zone function allows you to use two SmartZones together giving you a larger cooking area. Your pan(s) will need to cover both cooking zones.
  • There may be a cooler area in the centre of the cooktop between the cooking zones. You may need to move food around the pan to ensure even cooking.
  • When using bridging zones it is not possible to use the PowerBoost function.

You can only bridge a cooking zone with the one directly behind it. It is not possible to bridge cooking zones that are side by side.

 

CI302DTB model

CI604DTB / CI905DTB3 models

To select the bridging function

  1. Place the pan on the cooktop over the two zones you wish to use, covering both cooking zones (as shown above).


  1. Touch the setting selectors (anywhere) of both cooking zones at the same time. The bridging zone indicator light will show in both control windows.  will show in the left hand display,  in the right hand display.

  1. Use the left hand setting selector to set the heat setting for the combined zone. The heat setting will be displayed in the left hand cooking zone control window only, but the setting indicator lights will glow on both cooking zones. The right hand selector will show .

If no pan is detected


If no pan is detected on the bridged cooking zone the left hand zone display will alternate between the selected setting and . The right hand selector will show .

If no pan is detected on one cooking zone:
The left hand display will still show the selected temperature and the right hand display will still show .
If after 10 minutes no pan is detected:

  • the bridging function will switch off.
  • the cooking zone without a detectable pan will turn off.
  • the remaining cooking zone will continue cooking at the selected heat setting.

Using Auto Rapid Heat in bridged mode

  1. Bridge the cooking zones by touching both setting selectors (anywhere) simultaneously.
  2. Using the left hand setting selector, select the heat setting.
  3. Hold your finger on the control at the selected heat setting until  flashes alternately with the selected setting.

To cancel bridging

At the same time, touch the setting selectors of both bridged cooking zones. The bridging indicator lights will go out.

Sliding the scale down to  will not turn off bridging.
Cancelling bridging will also cancel the timer for those cooking zones.

Using the timer in bridged mode:

You may only set one timer for the bridged cooking zone. See ‘Setting the timer’. The timer indicator  will show in both displays.

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