Operating the Bridge Surface Radiant Element
The range is equipped with a "BRIDGE" surface element located at
the left front and middle (See Figure 6) 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 (See Figure 3).
Bridge element operation symbols are located on the control
panel on each side of the Bridge element control knob.
These symbols indicate the direction to turn the control knob
when operating the Bridge element. The symbol in Figure 1
indicates that only the single portion of the Bridge element
will heat (Figure 3). The symbol in Figure 4 indicates that
both the single and Bridge portions of the element will heat
together (Figure 6). 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 Bridge surface
2. Push in and turn the control knob counterclockwise (See
Figures 2 and 3) to heat the portion of the Bridge
element for normal shaped cookware or clockwise (See
Figures 5 and 6) for larger or rectangular shaped
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 will be turn 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 left rear single element. Because these elements have 2
different controls, one element can be used to cook while the other element may be used to keep food warm (See Figure
7). Note: See page 7, Figure 2 for recommended control settings.
Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been turned off. A hot surface indicator
light will come on and will continue to glow until the glass cooktop has cooled down to a moderate level. The glass surface
may still be hot and burns may occur if the glass surface is touched before the indicator light has turned off.
Two different surface control lights will glow on your range: Surface Indicator Lights and Hot Surface Indicator Lights.
• The surface indicator lights, located on the control panel, glow when any surface unit is turned on. A quick glance at
the lights after cooking is an easy check to be sure all surface controls are turned off.
• The hot surface indicators lights, located under the glass cooktop, will come on as the surface cooking area heats up
and will continue to glow until the glass cooktop has cooled down to a moderate level. The lights may remain on even
though the controls are turned to OFF.
Setting Surface Controls
Bridge element without
Bridge element with Bridge