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Using The Cooktop
Cooktop Operation & App
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Cooking in Direct Mode . . . . . . . . . .
Cooking in Precise Mode . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning & Care
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This appliance is not
intended to be used by children. Children should
be supervised when cooktop is in use. Do not
store items of interest to children above the
cooktop, children climbing on the cooktop to
reach items could be seriously injured.
Use this cooktop only for its intended purpose as
described in this Use & Care Guide.
Do not use this appliance for other than intended
use, household use only. Do not use outdoors.
Do not attempt to repair or replace any part
The power cord is over 1.4 meters in length;
to reduce the risk of injury, do not drape cord
over the counter top or table top where it
can be pulled on by children or tripped over
Unplug from outlet when not in use and before
cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking
To prevent electrical shock, do not immerse cord,
plugs or the unit in water for cleaning. Do not
operate any appliance with a damaged cord or
plug or after the appliance malfuctions or has been
damaged in any manner. Return appliance to the
nearest facility for examination, repair or
adjustment. See page 12 for more info.
Cook meat and poultry thoroughly- meat to at
least an internal temperature of 160
poultry to at least an internal temperature of
180 ºF. Cooking to these temperatures usually
protects against foodbourne illnesses.
of your cooktop. See page 12 for more info.
Use only dry pot holders—moist or damp pot
holders on hot surfaces may result in burns from
steam. Do not let pot holders touch hot surface
units. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth
in place of pot holders.
Do not touch surface elements as they may still
be hot during and after use. Allow sufficient time
for cooling first.
Do not heat unopened food containers. Pressure
could build up and the container could burst,
Do not let cord hang over edge of table or
counter, or touch hot surfaces.
causing an injury.
GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Do not store or use flammable materials near
The use of accessory attachments not
recommended by the appliance manufacturer
may cause injuries.
the cooktop, including paper, plastic, pot holders,
linens, wall coverings, curtains, drapes and
gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids.
Do not let cooking grease or other flammable
materials accumulate in or near the cooktop.
Grease on the cooktop may ignite.
In the event of a fire, do not use water or grease
on fires. Never pick up a flaming pan. Turn the
controls off & unplug the cooktop. Smother a
flaming pan on a surface unit by covering the pan
completely with a well-fitted lid, cookie sheet or
flat tray. Use a multi-purpose dry chemical or a
foam-type fire extinguisher.
Never leave the Paragon Cooktop unattended
at medium or high heat settings.
Use the proper pan size - select cookware having
flat bottoms within a size range of 6 to 11 inches
Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner,
or in a heated oven.
Extreme caution must be used when moving an
appliance containing hot oil or other hot liquids.
To disconnect, turn any control to off, then remove
plug from wall outlet.
Failure to do so may result in fire or personal injury.
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Read all safety instructions before using the product. Failure to follow these instructions may result in fire,
electrical shock, serious injury or death. When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always
be followed, including the following:
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
KEEP FLAMMABLE MATERIALS AWAY FROM THE COOKTOP
:Persons with a pacemak-
er or similar medical device should exercise
caution when using or standing near an induction
cooktop while it is in operation. The electromag-
netic field may affect the working of the pace-
maker or similar medical device. It is advisable to
consult your doctor or the pacemaker manufac-
turer about your particular situation.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Use care when touching the cooktop. The glass
surface of the cooktop will retain heat after the
controls have been turned off.
Do not cook on a broken cooktop. If the glass
cooktop should break, cleaning solutions and
spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop and
create a risk of electric shock. Contact FirstBuild
for support questions.
Avoid scratching the glass cooktop. The cooktop
can be scratched with items such as knives,
sharp instruments, rings or other jewelry, and
rivets on clothing.
Use CERAMA BRYTE
ceramic Cooktop Cleaner
and CERAMA BRYTE
Cleaning Pad to clean
the cooktop. Be sure to only clean when the
cooking surface is cool, a wet sponge or cloth
on a hot surface can cause steam burns. Some
cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied
to a hot surface. Read and follow all instructions
This appliance has a POLARIZED plug (one blade
that is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of
electric shock, this plug is intended to fit into a
polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not
fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still
does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not
attempt to modify the plug in any way.
A power-supply cord should be used to reduce the
risk resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping
over a cord.
and warnings on the cleaning cream label.
NOTE: Sugary spills are an exception
Do not place metallic spoons, forks, knives or plates
on the cooktop surface, as they may interact with
the induction coil and get hot.
. They should
be scraped off while still hot using an oven mitt
and a scraper. See the Cleaning the glass cooktop
section for detailed instructions.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antennae
Increase the distance between the unit and
INDUCTION COOKTOP SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with Part 15 & 18 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, includ-
ing interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure
limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This
equipment should be installed and operated with a
minumum distance of 20cm between the radiator and
The transmitter must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with an other antenna or transmitters.
Bluetooth Sensor: Paragon Probe
Manufactured For: FirstBuild, 333 E Brandeis Ave.
Louisville KY 40208
: Any changes or
modifications made to this unit not expressly
approved by FirstBuild could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
This unit has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for consumer ISM equipment,
pursuant to part 18 of FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential
installation . This unit generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. If
this unit does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the unit off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interfer-
ence by one or more of the following measures:
Connect the unit into an outlet or a circuit different
from that to which the reciever is connected.
x1 Paragon Induction Cooktop
x1 Quickstart Guide
x1 Use&Care Manual
x1 Paragon Temperature
The elements beneath the cooking surface produce
a magnetic field that causes the electrons in the
ferrous metal pan to vibrate and produce heat.
The cooking surface itself does not heat. Heat
is produced in the cooking pan, and cannot be
generated until a pan is placed on the cooking
When the element is activated, the pan begins to
heat immediately and in turn heats the contents of
Magnetic induction cooking requires the use of
cookware made of ferrous metals—metals to
which magnets will stick, such as iron or steel.
Use pans that have at least a 6 inch diameter along
the bottom, this will ensure that it is large enough
to most efficiently work with the cooking element
The cooktop will not operate if a very small steel
or iron utensil (less than the minimum size across
the bottom) is placed on the cooking surface when
the unit is turned on—items such as steel spatulas,
cooking spoons, knives and other small utensils.
The pan material is correct if a
magnet sticks to the bottom.
How Induction Cooking Works
Induction cookware must be used with the Paragon Cooktop, see page 10 for a
walkthrough on how to choose your cookware.
ion & App
Rapid Precise (Probe Sync Required):
The cooktop sets to this mode when intially turned on and the Paragon Probe
is synced. In this mode,
the cooktop can precisely control the temperature when the probe tip is submerged. The burner will
Use for Sous Vide or Poaching.
In this mode, the cooktop acts like a standard induction burner, allowing you to do things like boil, sear
and sautee all of your favorite dishes, selecting from power level 1-10. The Paragon Probe is not used
Gentle Precise (Probe Sync Required):
Similiar to Rapid precise in it’s ability to control the temperature of your food, but within this mode the
cooktop limits power so the temperature is reached at a slower pace, ensuring food is not overcooked.
The burner will automatically vary power level so your food will maintain the desired temperature. Use
this method for more delicate food such as Clam Chowder or thick sauces. It is recommended that you
still occasionally stir to prevent burning.
For instructions on how to sync the probe to the cooktop, go to page 7
FirstBuild Paragon App
Interested in taking your control of precision
cooking to the next level? Downloading the FirstBuild
App will allow you to gain access to multiple new
features, including Recipe Books, Multi-Stage
Cooking and the ability to save your own favorite
The FirstBuild App can be found and downloaded on
the Apple Store for iPhones, as well as the Android
and Google Store for Android Devices.
automatically vary the power level so your food will maintain the desired
while in this mode.
Safety Note: It is recommended that operation be supervised when cooking at high temperatures. After 30 minutes of inactivity in
Direct Mode at power level 10, or 45 minutes of inactivity in Precise Mode at temperatures above 214F°, your cooktop will begin to
flash and beep. Press the “Start” button to continue cooking at the current power settings. If “Start” is not pressed after 1 minute, the
cooktop will default to Direct Mode at power level 6 as a “safe mode”. After 6 hours in this mode the cooktop will shut off.
Cooktop Power Levels
Cooking in Direct Mode
1. Plug cooktop into 120V power socket, display will
2.Cooktop will default to Direct Mode when turned on
and the probe is not synced. When the probe is synced,
the “Direct” button can be pushed to enter Direct Mode.
3. Set power level (1-10) to desired setting using +/-.
4. Press “Start/Stop” to begin cooking, to stop cooking
press the button again. The cooktop will resume in the
same settings when restarted.
% of Total Power
Cooking in Di
Cooking in Precise Mode
Turning Probe Off
When cooking is finished, press and hold the button
on the right side of the probe until the bluetooth icon
flashes three times. When the bluetooth symbol stops
flashing the probe is turned off. Your cooktop will switch
back to Direct Mode when this
1. Press and hold the button on the right side of the
probe until the bluetooth symbol blinks 3 times. When
the probe is sucessfully synced, the symbol will begin to
blink every 5 seconds. The cooktop will flash “SYNC” and
beep as well, and will automatically go into Rapid Precise
2. Attach the probe onto the side of the pot, making
sure that the probe tip is submerged into the liquid
you are cooking.
If the probe tip loses contact with
the liquid at any time during the cooking process,
your food will not properly cook. (The first few inches
of the silicone strap can enter the liquid being cooked
3. Set temperature on the cooktop using the + and -
buttons. Available temperatures in this mode are
between 80 degrees & 375 degrees Fahrenheit. The
temperature intially displayed will be the last set
temperature. Use extra care when above 200 ºF.
4. When desired temperature is selected, press the
“Start/Stop” button to begin the cooking cycle. When
your target temperature is reached, the cooktop will
hold the temperature and flash “REDY”
Note: Temperature displayed will be Fahrenheit by default. Hold + & - simultaneously for 3 seconds to change to Celsius
Cleaning Paragon Probe
Charging Paragon Probe
There is a low battery indicator that will illuminate
when the battery has 15% capacity remaining .
To charge, insert the micro USB cord (included
within the box) into the bottom of the Paragon
Probe and then insert the other end into a USB port
or 5 volt wall adapter* to charge.
It is recommended to allow the probe to charge for
at least 4 hours. Fully charged, the battery will last
~40 hours. If you are performing a long term cook
of more than 40 hours using the probe, it can be
plugged in and charging while in use to prevent
interruptions in the cook cycle.
*5 volt wall adapter not included.
Turn off the probe before cleaning.
Gently wipe it down with a damp cloth and a
mild soap. Do not submerge the black and grey
plastic section in water at any time.
The Paragon Probe is
water resistant, but not water tight.
put it in the dishwasher to clean or submerge
the electronics portion underwater.
Electronics are located within
the hard plastic body.
Micro USB is located on the
bottom of the probe.
NOTE: DAMAGE to your glass surface may occur if you
use scrub pads other than those recommended.
1. Allow the cooktop to cool.
2. Spread a few drops of CERAMA BRYTE
Cooktop Cleaner on the entire burned residue area.
3. Rub the residue area with a paper towel, applying
pressure as needed.
Metal Marks and Scratches
1. Be careful not to slide pots and pans across your
cooktop. It will leave metal markings on the cooktop
These marks are removable using the CERAMA
Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner with the CERAMA
Cleaning Pad for Ceramic Cooktops.
2. If pots with a thin overlay of aluminum or copper
are allowed to boil dry, the overlay may leave black
discoloration on the cooktop.
This should be removed immediately before heating
again or the discoloration may be permanent.
NOTE: Carefully check the bottom of pans for roughness
that would scratch the cooktop.
Damage from Sugary Spills and Melted Plastic
Special care should be taken when removing hot substances to avoid permanent damage of the glass surface. Sugary
spillovers (such as jellies, fudge, candy, syrups) or melted plastics can cause pitting of the surface of your cooktop
(not covered by the warranty) unless the spill is removed while still hot. Special care should be taken when removing
hot substances. When cleaning, be sure to use a new, sharp razor scraper.Do not use a dull or nicked blade.
1. Turn off cooktop. Remove hot pans.
2. While wearing an oven mitt:
a. Use a single-edge razor blade scraper to move
the spill to a cool area on the cooktop.
b. Remove the spill with paper towels.
3. Any remaining spillover should be left until the surface
of the cooktop has cooled.
4. Don’t use the cooktop again until all of the residue
has been completely removed.
NOTE: If pitting or indentation in the glass surface has
already occurred, the cooktop glass will have to be
replaced. In this case, service will be necessary.
Cleaning the Cooktop Glass
* For Heavy, Burned-On Residue:
Use a single-edge razor blade scraper at approximately a 45° angle against the glass surface and scrape the soil.
It will be necessary to apply pressure to the razor scraper in order to remove the residue. After residue is removed,
follow steps above.
Clean your cooktop after each
spill. Use CERAMA BRYTE
Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner.
To maintain and protect the surface of your glass cooktop, follow these steps:
1. Before using the cooktop for the first time, clean it with CERAMA BRYTE
Cleaner. This helps protect the top and makes cleanup easier.
2. Apply a few drops of CERAMA BRYTE
Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner directly to the cooktop.
3. Use a paper towel or CERAMA BRYTE
Cleaning Pad to clean the entire cooktop surface.
4. Use a dry cloth or paper towel to remove all cleaning residue. No need to rinse.
NOTE: It is very important that you DO NOT heat the cooktop until it has been cleaned
thoroughly. DO NOT use the cooktop cleaner on any plastic pieces on the cooktop.
Cookware must fully contact the surface of the cooking
Use flat-bottomed pans sized to fit the cooking surface
and also to the amount of food being prepared.
Induction interface disks are NOT recommended.
Cookware not centered on
cooking element surface.
Curved or warped pan bottoms
Cookware centered correctly
on cooking element surface.
Flat pan bottom.
Heavy handle tilts pan
Pan is properly balanced
Using the correct size cookware
Paragon is designed to be used with pans within the
range of 6 to 11 inches in diameter.
Pans that are not ferrous or are too small will not allow
the induction element to turn on, if a pan is removed for
more than 2 minutes, the power will be shut off .
For best results, the cookware must make FULL contact
with the glass surface.
Use quality cookware with heavier bottoms for better
heat distribution and even cooking results. Choose
cookware made of magnetic stainless steel, enamel
coated cast iron, enameled steel and combinations of
Some cookware is specifically identified by the
manufacturer for use with induction cooktops. Use a
magnet to test if the cookware will work.
Flat-bottomed pans give best results. Pans with rims or
slight ridges can be used.
Round pans give best results. Pans with warped or
curved bottoms will not heat evenly.
For wok cooking, use a flat-bottomed wok. Do not use a
wok with a support ring.
Pan is partially magnetic
on the bottom.
Pan is completely magnetic
on the bottom.
Error & Miscellaneous Codes.
Error Codes: These may be displayed on the seven segment display.
“UNBI” : Probe has been unbound (unpaired) from the cooktop by the user.
“BAT”: Probe battery is running low during precision cooking.
“PROB” : No probe connection or connection was lost, cannot use Rapid, Gentle Mode or
Multi Stage Cooking when this error is present.
“POT”: No pot detected on the cooking surface.
Slight sounds may be produced by different types
of cookware. Heavier pans such as enameled
cast iron produce less noise than a lighter weight
multi-ply stainless steel pan. The size of the pan,
and the amount of contents, can also contribute to
the sound level.
A “humming” noise will be heard from the cooling
fan when it turns on to cool the induction elements;
it is normal for it to come on shortly after the coil
turn on to cook.
You may hear a slight “Buzz” when cooking at
higher power levels, this is normal. The sound
depends on the type of pot being used. Some pots
will “Buzz” louder depending on the material. A
“Buzz” sound may be heard if the pan contents are
cold. As the pan heats, the sound will decrease. If
the power level is reduced, the sound level will go
One (1) year from the date of receipt of the product.
What is covered?
Product failure due to a defect in materials or workmanship during the Limited Warranty Period.
What is not covered:
Product failure due to abuse, misuse, improper use or commercial usage.
Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods or acts of God.
Incidental or consequential damages caused by possible defects with this product.
Labor and other charges to remove and/or install the product.
What FirstBuild will do:
If your product qualifies for this Limited Warranty, FirstBuild will either (1) replace your product with a new or
remanufactured product, or (2) refund the purchase price of the product, at FirstBuild’s sole discretion.
The Limited Warranty is extended to the original purchaser for products purchased for home use within
the U.S.A and Canada.
Paragon Induction Cooktop Limited Warranty
All warranty claims must be initiated through an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. When initiating a claim, please
first and last name, preferred US or Canada shipping address, phone number, and proof of purchase.
FirstBuild will respond to your inquiry and give you further instructions on how to handle your claim. No return
* Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. To know what your legal rights are,
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES: Your sole and exclusive remedies are product exchange or refund as provided
in this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose, are limited to six (6) months or the shortest period allowed by law.
How To File A Warranty Claim
shipments will be accepted until they are authorized by a representative of FirstBuild. All return shipments should be
sent to FirstBuild c/o Warranty Claims Dept., 333 East Brandeis Avenue, Louisville, KY, 40208