Cooktop FAQ

Induction cooktops will show a flashing "H" (for "Hot") on the display, which means that the cooking zone is still above 140°F. When the temperature drops below this level, the display will automatically switch off.

You can set your induction cooktop to cook for a period ranging from 1 to 99 minutes via the programmable timer. When the time runs out, the cooking zone switches off automatically.

Ceramic cooktops work through heating elements underneath the glass surface which warm up and transfer heat to the selected cooking zone/cooktop ring.  Induction cooktops, on the other hand, use circular coils which generate a magnetic field that induces heat onto a pan made from ferrous material - only when it is physically placed onto the cooktop itself.  These cooktops are more-efficient, and extra-safe.  Both types of cooktops are known for being extremely easy-to-clean.

The SMEG ECO-logic function, a feature of both ceramic and induction cooktops, involves an electronic device which limits the appliance's power consumption to less than 3 kW, for houses whose power limits do not allow higher wattage.  This means that you can safely use various electrical appliances at the same time.

Cooktops must be regularly-cleaned, ideally, after every use.  Make sure that the residual heat indicators are no longer lit up before cleaning.  If burned-on food residue has been left on the cooktop after cooking, scrape it off using the supplied scraper, then rinse, and finally dry with a clean cloth.  Regular use of the scraper will reduce the need to use chemical products when cleaning your cooktop.  For more information on how to keep your cooktop in tip-top condition, please consult the user manual supplied with your SMEG product.