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Cooktop Controls; Bridge; Control Lock - KitchenAid KICU500 Use & Care Manual

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The Simmer function can be used on with all surface cooking
areas. Simmer can be used on more than 1 surface cooking area
at a time.
To Use:
To Turn On:
1. Check that a surface cooking area has been selected,
2. Touch SIMMER. "A" will appear in the display, and the
indicator light next to Simmer will light.
The timer remains visible and can be set if desired.
To Turn Off:
Simmer can be turned off in 3 different ways:
1. Use the power slider to set to a heat level.
OR
2. Touch the surface cooking area OFF keypad.
OR
3. Select a different cooking function.
The Melt + Hold function can be used on with all surface cooking
areas. Melt + Hold can be used on more than 1 surface cooking
area at a time.
To Use
To Turn On:
1. Check that a surface cooking area has been selected.
2. Touch MELT + HOLD. "A" will appear in the display, and the
indicator light next to Melt + Hold will light.
The timer remains visible and can be set if desired.
To Turn Off:
Melt + Hold can be turned off in 3 different ways:
1. Use the power slider to set to a heat level.
OR
2. Touch the surface cooking area OFF keypad.
OR
3. Select a different cooking function.
A
B
A. Left side bridge
B. Right side bridge
The Bridge function can be activated when surface cooking areas
are on or when they are off. The Bridge function allows you to use
2 cooking zones as an extra-large cooking zone.
To Turn On a Bridge:
1. Touch the desired Bridge keypad (left side bridge or right side
bridge).
The indicator light above the Bridge keypad will light. The
heat setting levels for the 2 surface cooking areas will default
to "0" and can be set from a minimum of "1" to a maximum of
"9." Any timers that may be running for the 2 surface cooking
areas will turn off, and 2 dashes "--" will appear in the timer
display.
2. Slide a finger on the Heat Level Slider to change the power
level up or down.
The selected heat level will show in the heat level display for
each surface cooking area using the bridge.
To Turn Off a Bridge:
1. Touch the Bridge keypad for the zone being used (left side
bridge or right side bridge).
The surface cooking areas will resume operation as 2
separate areas.
NOTE: Performance Boost cannot be used on the same
elements in combination when the Bridge function.
If a pan is removed from a surface cooking area when it is in use,
the "no pan" indicator lights up. A flashing dash "-" will also
appear in the display along with an "alert" tone for 1 minute. If the
pan is not correctly replaced within 1 minute, the surface cooking
area will switch Off.
If a Timer is running when a pan is removed the countdown
will
pause.
The Control Lock avoids unintended
use of the surface cooking
areas.
If Control Lock is activated when power to the cooktop is off, the
cooktop is locked out, and the surface cooking areas cannot be
turned on by the cooktop touch controls.
If Control Lock is activated when power to the cooktop is on, all
keypads are locked out except for the Power and On/Off
keypads.
To Lock Cooktop:
Touch and hold the CONTROL LOCK keypad for 3 seconds. After
3 seconds, a tone will sound and the indicator light above the
Control Lock keypad will light, indicating that the cooktop
controls are in the lockout position.
If the cooktop is in use when Control Lock is activated, cooking
will proceed as normal and any timers that have been set will
continue their countdown.
To Unlock
Cooktop:
Touch and hold the CONTROL LOCK keypad for 3 seconds.
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This function allows you to increase the heat setting level above
the maximum heat setting 9 for 10 minutes or less.
NOTE: Performance Boost is not available when the Bridge
function is activated.

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