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Bridge Element (On 36" [91.4 Cm] Models); Cooktop Use; Ceramic Glass - KitchenAid KECC056 Use And Care Manual

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The bridge element allows maximum flexibility in the center
cooking area.
Use the bridge area to create an oblong heated area to cook with
large cookware.
A. Single size
B. Bridge area
C. Single size
The surface cooking area will glow red when an element is on. It
may cycle on and off to maintain the selected heat level.
It is normal for the surface of white or biscuit ceramic glass to
appear to change color when surface cooking areas are hot. As
the glass cools, it will return to its original color.
Wiping off the cooktop before and after each use will help keep it
free from stains and provide the most even heating. On cooktops
with white or biscuit ceramic glass, soils and stains may be more
visible, and may require more cleaning and care. For more
information, see "General Cleaning" section.
Do not store jars or cans above the cooktop. Dropping a
heavy or hard object onto the cooktop could crack the
Do not leave a hot lid on the cooktop. As the cooktop cools,
air can become trapped between the lid and the cooktop,
and the ceramic glass could break when the lid is removed.
For foods containing sugar in any form, clean up all spills and
soils as soon as possible. Allow the cooktop to cool down
slightly. Then, while wearing oven mitts, remove the spills
while the surface is still warm. If sugary spills are allowed to
cool down, they can adhere to the cooktop and can cause
pitting and permanent marks.
Do not slide cookware or bakeware across the cooktop.
Aluminum or copper bottoms and rough finishes on
cookware or bakeware could leave scratches or marks on the
Do not cook popcorn in prepackaged aluminum containers
on the cooktop. They could leave aluminum marks that
cannot be removed completely.
Do not allow objects that could melt, such as plastic or
aluminum foil, to touch any part of the entire cooktop.
Do not use the cooktop as a cutting board.
Bridge Element
(on 36" [91.4 cm] models)
To use SINGLE and BRIDGE area (A + B):
1. Push in and turn center rear knob from OFF position to the
2. Turn knob to OFF when finished.
To use SINGLE (A):
1. Push in and turn center rear knob from OFF position to the
2. Turn knob to OFF when finished.
To use SINGLE (C):
1. Push in and turn right front knob from OFF position anywhere
2. Turn knob to OFF when finished.
To use both Single elements and Bridge (A+B+C):
1. Turn on Single and Bridge (A+B).
2. Turn on Single (C).
3. Turn knob to OFF when finished.


Ceramic Glass

BRIDGE zone anywhere between LO and HI.
SINGLE zone anywhere between LO and HI.
between LO and HI.
Use cookware about the same size as the surface cooking
area. Cookware should not extend more than ½" (1.3 cm)
outside the area.
A. Surface cooking area
B. Cookware/canner
C. ½" (1.3 cm) Maximum overhang
Use flat-bottomed cookware for best heat conduction and
energy efficiency. Cookware with rounded, warped, ribbed or
dented bottoms could cause uneven heating and poor
cooking results.
Determine flatness by placing the straight edge of a ruler
across the bottom of the cookware. While you rotate the ruler,
no space or light should be visible between it and the
Cookware designed with slightly indented bottoms or small
expansion channels can be used.
Make sure the bottoms of pots and pans are clean and dry
before using them. Residue and water can leave deposits
when heated.
Do not cook foods directly on the cooktop.

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