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Setting Surface Controls - Frigidaire 318200633 Use & Care Manual

Frigidaire electric cooktop use & care manual
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Operating the Dual Surface Radiant
Elements
30" cooktop is equipped with dual radiant elements at the
right front position (see Fig. 1). 36" cooktop is equipped
with dual radiant surface elements located at the right
front and right rear positions (See Fig 2).
To Operate the Dual Surface Element:
1. Place correctly sized cookware on the dual surface element.
2. Push in and turn the control knob counterclockwise (See Figs. 3 & 5) for smaller cookware
or clockwise (See Figs. 4 & 6) for larger cookware to the desired setting using the ESEC
digital display window for the desired setting.
3. Turn the knob to adjust the setting as 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.
4. When cooking has completed, turn the surface control knob to OFF before removing
the cookware. Note: The surface "Element On" indicator lights will glow when one or
more elements are turned on. A quick glance at these indicator lights when cooking is
finished is an easy check to be sure all surface elements are turned off. Also, the HE
message will appear in the display after turning the control knob to OFF if the cooktop is
still hot and remain on until the heating surface area has cooled sufficiently.
Note: See recommended Setting for Surface Element table on page 5.
Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been
turned OFF. HE (Hot Element) message will turn 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.
Operating the Bridge Radiant Element
This cooktop is equipped with a "Bridge" surface
element located at the left front and middle (see
Figs 7 & 8) positions. The Bridge can be used
when cooking with rectangular (like a griddle) or
oval shaped cookware (Fig. 8) 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 (Fig.7).
To Operate the Dual Surface Element:
1. Place correctly sized cookware on the Bridge surface element.
2. Push in and turn the control knob counterclockwise (See Figs. 5 & 7) to heat the portion of the Bridge element for
normal shaped cookware or clockwise (See Figs. 6 & 8) for larger or rectangular shaped cookware.
3. Use the ESEC digital display window for the desired setting. Turn (do not push) the knob to adjust the setting as
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
"Element On" indicator lights will glow when one or more elements are turned on. A quick glance at these indicator
lights when cooking is finished is an easy check to be sure all surface elements are turned off. Also, the HE message
will appear in the display after turning the control knob to OFF if the cooktop is still hot and remain on until the heating surface
area has cooled sufficiently.
The bridge element may also be used in combination with the left rear single element. 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 (see Fig. 9).

Setting Surface Controls

Fig. 7
7
Fig. 1
Fig. 8
(30" cooktop model shown only)
expandable
element
bridge
expandable
element
element
ELEMENT ON
Left
Center
Right
Rear
Left
Front
Front
Right
Rear
Rear
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
Fig. 9

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