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The Frigidaire FFEC3225MB 32-inch electric cooktop is made of ceramic glass and has four burners and color-coordinated control knobs. The surface is available in solid black or white, giving you a choice in a category that typically only comes in black.

This is a basic ceramic cooktop that gives you two large 9-inch burners, which can reach a power level of 2,500 watts, and two smaller ones, which have a maximum power level of 1,250 watts. There are indicator lights on each burner and a single hot-surface light that glows even once the cooktop is turned off for as long as it is hot. The knobs have nine power levels, so you can control how hot each burner gets and have four different pans of food cooking at different levels at the same time. This is a real boon when you need to heat items such as meat, vegetables, gravy and noodles all for the same meal and at the same time.

The burners not only have numbers indicating power levels, but also labels for the levels accompanied by numeric ranges. The instruction manual, which you can download from Frigidaire's website, recommends certain levels for certain foods. The lowest setting is best for keeping foods warm, melting foods like chocolate, and keeping certain liquids at a simmer. High works nicely to bring water to a rolling boil and also works for pan broiling. There is a range of settings in between as well for other types of cooking.

You can cook with a wok on these burners as long as it fits the size of the particular burner and has a flat bottom that sits flush with the burner's surface. You cannot use a wok with a metal ring-style bottom.

The indicator lights turn bright red when a burner in use, which is a helpful safety measure. The hot-surface indicators also stay lit until the surface cools adequately so you can avoid burns and know when it's safe to clean the glass cooktop surface.

The Frigidaire FFEC3225MB 32-inch electric cooktop is designed nicely, and the choice of a white or black ceramic surface helps you suit it to your kitchen's decor. This straightforward electric cooktop offers the basic cooking capabilities you need and is easy to use.

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