Question about Frigidaire 31 in. GLEC30S8 Electric Cooktop

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Whenever I cook cream soups in my stainless steel pots, they burn on the bottom. I watch them very closely and just have the heat on medium, but they always seem to burn. I recently bought a glass pot to cook my soup in, but it still burns. Why is this?

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  • momsdelivery Sep 13, 2009

    I don't want to look for any more cookware. I already
    threw out my aluminum pans when I bought this cooktop
    because the burner turned green when I used them!!
    I never had to watch my soup at all when I had an
    ordinary cooktop with elements in it. My Mom has been
    seeing on t.v. lately that some Frigidaire cooktops has been recalled by Sears because they get too hot
    and even turn on by themselves. I have a feeling mine
    is one of the ones that should have been recalled.
    Please send me a list of serial numbers on recalled
    or faulty stovetops.

    Thank you

  • momsdelivery Sep 14, 2009

    How can you say you haven't heard of any recalls or
    problems with Frigidaire cooktops and then give me a
    list of models and serial numbers?

    thanks
    Donna

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I'm assuming this is an electric stove, since that's what the picure shows. Most electric stoves turn the heating element on and off to regulate the temperature. On high the element is on almost all the time, on low it's off most of the time. The problem is that when it's on, it's on at full power, and sometimes this is enough to scorch things like milk based creme soups.

You can do two things:

First, try using a double boiler. This will put water in the lower pan and help keep the heat lower than with a regular pan. You could also try to find a pan with a very thick bottom, and try that. It might work better.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

  • San Juan Vet Sep 14, 2009

    Hadn't heard of this, but here are the model and serial numbers.










    Frigidaire (Serial Number Range VF122xxxxx - VF831xxxxx) and Models Beginning with

    FEFBZ90GC
    FEFLMC55GC
    FEFLZ87GC
    GLEF396AB
    GLEF396AQ
    GLEF396AS
    GLEF396CQ
    GLEF396CS

    GLEFM397DB
    GLEFM397DQ
    GLEFM397DS
    GLEFM97FPB
    GLEFM97FPW
    GLEFM97GPB
    GLEFM97GPW
    LEEFM389FE
    PLEF398AC
    PLEF398CC
    PLEF398DC
    PLEFM399DC
    PLEFMZ99EC
    PLEFMZ99GC
    PLEFZ398EC
    PLEFZ398GC




    Kenmore Elite (Serial Number Range VF122xxxxx – VF334xxxxx) and Models Beginning with

    790.99012
    790.99013
    790.99014
    790.99019

  • San Juan Vet Sep 16, 2009

    Sorry, just meant I hadn't heard of it until you drew my attention to it.



    I still do think the double boiler is the way to go. It gives much more even heat. You can put the burner on high and not scorch things, so long as you still occaisionally and there is water in the bottom pan. One the water in the bottom starts to boil, it's at a constant 212F and stays right there.

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Proper Use and Care of Ceramic Glass Cooktops


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NOTE: It is important to maintain PROPER care of your ceramic glass cook top as they can be very expensive to replace. Prices vary between models, but most are in the $200 to $300 range. With added labor charges, this repair can cost over $600 from an appliance repair company.


WARRANTIES: Most manufacturer warranties DO NOT cover cosmetics. That is, if your cook-top paint starts to wear off from normal use, or from the selection of cookware you choose to use, manufacturers typically WILL NOT replace it. Warranties also DO NOT cover accidents such as dropping something on the top and chipping or breaking it. Some warranties WILL cover, however, blistering, warping and heat related breakage that were no fault of the consumer (as long as you were using the recommended cookware). It is important to become familiar with, and follow, all the manufacturer's use and care instructions that come with your range.


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Use ONLY flat bottomed cookware for the best results of heat transfer from the surface elements. Cookware with warped, rounded or ribbed bottoms can cause uneven heat transfer which can result in uneven heating of the cooking surface and cause damage to the cook-top such as cracking and/or permanent surface discoloration.

An easy test you can use to determine the flatness of your cookware, is to turn the cookware upside down and place a ruler across the surface. As you rotate the ruler around the surface perimeter, you should not see any light along the ruler edge where it meets the surface. Cookware with slight indentions or expansion grooves can still be used, however.

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Make sure the selected cookware matches the size surface element in use. The cookware surface should NOT exceed one inch beyond the radiant surface element surface.

COOKWARE CHARACTERISTICS:

The material of the cookware you select will determine how well it transfers heat and how evenly it cooks. The ideal cookware should be of medium to heavy thickness.

NOTE: A non-stick surface will take on the characteristics on the base metal used. (i.e., non-stick over aluminum, will take on the heating characteristics of aluminum).

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CAST IRON - Heats slowly and evenly, maintains heat for slow cooking, great for browning and frying, rough on cook-top surfaces, may scratch.

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