OPERATING THE BRIDGE SURFACE RADIANT ELEMENT
The cooktop is equipped with a "Bridge" surface element located at the center front and
middle positions. The Bridge can be used when cooking with rectangular (like a griddle) or
oval shaped cookware. The element will maintain an even temperature setting across both
portions of the Bridge. If needed for normal cookware, the Bridge element can work like a
single element without the Bridge.
Bridge element operation symbols are located on the Bridge element control knob. These
symbols indicate the direction to turn the control knob when operating the Bridge element.
indicates that only the single portion of the Bridge element will heat (see
Figues 1 and 2). The symbol
element will heat together (see Figures 3 and 4). You may switch from either of these
settings at any time during cooking with the Bridge element.
To Operate the Bridge Surface Element:
1. Place correctly sized cookware on the dual surface element.
2. Push in and turn the control knob counterclockwise (see Figure
2) to heat the portion of the Bridge element for normal shaped
cookware or clockwise (see Figure 4) for larger or rectangular
3. Turn the knob to adjust the setting if needed. Start most
cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower
setting to finish cooking. Each surface element provides a
constant amount of heat at each setting. A glowing red surface
heating area extending beyond the bottom edge of the
cookware indicates the cookware is too small. Please note
that not all cookware will fit the Bridge element correctly.
4. When cooking has completed, turn the surface control knob to
OFF before removing the cookware. Note: The Surface
Indicator light will come on when the control knob is turned on
and will continue to glow until the glass cooktop has cooled
down to a moderate level. The light may remain on even though
the controls are turned OFF.
The BRIDGE element may also be used in combination with the
center rear single element (see Figure 5). Because these element have 2 different controls,
one element can be used to cook while the other element may be used to keep food warm.
HOT SURFACE INDICATOR LIGHTS
This model have indicator lights located on the ceramic glass cooktop that glows as soon as
the glass begins to warm up. When heating units is turned off, it will continue to glow as long
as the glass remains warm enough to cause burns.
Setting Surface Controls
indicates that both the single and Bridge portions of the