The cooktop of your appliance is equipped with a "BRIDGE"
surface element located at the left front and middle posi-
tions. The Bridge can be used when cooking with rectan-
gular (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 13). The circle symbol indicates that
only the front potion will heat (SeeFigure 13). The bridge
symbol indicates that both front and middle portions will
heat (See Figure 13). You may switch from either coil
setting at any time during cooking.
To Operate the Bridge Radiant Element:
Place correctly sized cookware on the dual surface
Push in and turn the control knob as shown in Figure 12
to heat the front portion of the Bridge element for
normal shaped cookware or for larger or rectangular
shaped 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. Please note that
not all cookware will fit the Bridge element correctly.
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. The message may remain on even though
the controls are turned OFF.
Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper
shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on top of the
range when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite.
Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch fire if
placed too close to the surface elements.
Do not allow aluminum foil, empty glass/porcelain
cookware or any material that can melt to make contact
i with the ceramic cooktop. If these items melt on the
cooktop they may damage the ceramic cooktop.
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 i
check to be sure all surface elements are turned off.
Figure 12: Front portion control knob (L) and control
knob for rectangular shaped cookware (R)
When cooking has completed, turn the surface control
knob to OFF before removing the cookware.
Figure 13: Front portion only (L), front & middle
portions (M), and front & Middle plus left rear (R)
The BRIDGE element may also be used in combination
with the left rear single element (See Figure 13). When
using with the bridge, both controls should be set at the
same level. Because these elements have two different
controls, one element can be used to cook while the other
element may be used to keep food warm.