Download  Print this page

Operating The Dual Surface Element; Operating The Bridge Surface Element - Kenmore ELITE 790.4417 Series Use & Care Manual

Hide thumbs


Setting Surface Controls
Operating the Dual Surface Radiant Element
The cooktop is equipped with a dual radiant surface
element located at the right front (See Figures 1 & 2)
positions. Symbols on the control knob area are used
to indicate which coil of the dual radiant element will
heat. The e indicates that only the inner coil will heat
(Figure 3). The (_) indicates that both inner and outer
coils will heat (Figure 4). You may switch between
settings at any time during cooking.
Figure 1
To Operate
the Dual Surface
Place correctly sized cookware on the dual surface element.
Push in and turn the control knob counterclockwise
(See Figure 3) for
smaller cookware or clockwise (See Figure 4) for larger cookware.
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
for the surface heating area.
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.
Note: See on previous page the table for recommended control settings.
Figure 2
Dual Radiant heating areas on ceramic
smooth top (shown in black)
ii;iii _ _i'
...... ii . ....
the Bridge Surface
The cooktop is equipped with a "BRIDGE" surface
element located at the left front and middle (See
Figures 5 & 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 8).
Figure 5
Bridge element operation symbols are located on the control knob area 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 7 indicates that only the single portion of the Bridge
element will heat (Figure 8). The symbol in figure 9 indicates that both the
single and Bridge portions of the element will heat together (Figure 10).
You may switch between these settings at any time during cooking with
the Bridge element.
Figure 7
Figure 8
Figure 9
Figure 10



This manual is also suitable for:

Elite 790.4418 series790.4417790.4418