Using the Auto Heat-reduce feature
This feature is available on all the cooking zones
Turn the control dial anti-clockwise to the ‘A’ setting and then release the dial (after the ‘beep’); the symbol lights up on the corresponding cooking zone display. Within 5 seconds turn the dial to the desired power level (between 1 and 9); once a setting has been selected, and the chosen power level will flash in alternation on the control panel display.
This feature allows the cooking zone to operate at the maximum power (100%) for a time proportional to the selected power level; after this time the cooking zone will operate at the selected level.
While this feature is operating it is possible, at any time, to increase the selected power level but it is not possible to decrease the power.
The Auto Heat-reduce feature can be disabled by turning the dial anti-clockwise to a lower power level, turning the dial to the ‘0’ (Off ) position or by selecting the PowerBoost feature.
If removing the pan from the cooking zone before the programme has been completed, the Auto Heat-reduce feature will be completed with the remaining time if the pan is put back on the cooking zone within 10 minutes.
Using the PowerBoost feature
This feature is available on the front left/rear right zones only.
Turn the control dial clockwise to set the maximum power level (9), then turn clockwise again to the setting and release the dial (after the ‘beep’); the control dial returns to the maximum setting (9) automatically and the symbol lights up on the corresponding cooking zone display. The PowerBoost feature is now on.
This feature allows the cooking zone to operate at the PowerBoost maximum power (above the rated power) for a maximum of 5 minutes; it could be used, for example, to rapidly heat up a large amount of water. After 5 minutes will flash for a few seconds. The cooking zone will then decrease to power level 9.
The PowerBoost feature can be disabled by turning the dial anti-clockwise to a lower power level, turning the dial to the ‘0’ (Off ) position or by turning the dial again to the setting; in this case the cooking zone operates at the power level 9.
If a cooking zone is still hot, it is not possible to use the PowerBoost feature and will flash if you try to activate. The cooking zone is automatically set to the maximum power level (9). The PowerBoost feature is always limited to a maximum of 5 minutes. You can activate the PowerBoost feature again after 5 minutes.
The PowerBoost feature is not suitable for use with non water based cooking.
Do not use this function for heating oil (e.g. deep fat frying). The power density may be too high and it could damage the cookware.
Maximum usable power for the cooking zones
The right and left cooking zones are controlled by two separate power boards and the maximum total power per each power board is 3700 W.
If this occurs, the cooking zone will display a flashing figure for about 3 seconds before automatically displaying the new power level.
This means for example that:
- When setting PowerBoost for the second zone, the setting for the other zone could be reduced to the remaining power available.
- When setting PowerBoost for a zone and then another setting on the second zone, if the total power exceed 3700 W the PowerBoost feature is automatically turned off and the power reduced to the maximum power available.
The induction cooktop is fitted with safety devices to protect the electronic system and to protect each cooking zone from overheating.
In case of overheating, one of the following automatic functions could be started by the electronic system:
- PowerBoost feature automatically turned off and power reduced;
- one or more cooking zone switched off;
- cooling fan motor of the induction unit switched on.