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Care & Cleaning - Downdraft Cooktop



Everyday soiling on glass (fingerprints, marks, stains left by food or non-sugary spillovers on the glass)
  1. Switch the power to the cooktop off at the wall.
  2. Apply cooktop cleaner while the glass is still warm (but not hot)
  3. Rinse and wipe dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.
  4. Switch the power to the cooktop back on at the wall.
  • When the power to the cooktop is switched off, there will be no ‘hot surface’ indication but the cooking  zone may still be hot! Take extreme care.
  • Heavy-duty scourers, some nylon scourers and  harsh/abrasive cleaning agents may scratch the glass.  Always read the label to check if your cleaner or scourer is suitable.
  • Never leave cleaning residue on the cooktop: the glass may become stained.
Boilovers, melts, and hot sugary spills on the glass
  1. Remove these immediately with a knife or scraper suitable for ceramic glass cooktops, but beware of hot cooking zone surfaces.
  2. Switch the power to the cooktop off at the wall.
  3. Hold the blade or utensil at a 30° angle and scrape the soiling or spill to a cool area of the cooktop.
  4. Clean the soiling or spill up with a dish cloth or paper towel.
  5. Follow steps 2 to 4 for ‘Everyday soiling on glass’  above.
  • Remove stains left by melts and sugary food or spillovers as soon as possible. If left to cool on the glass, they may be difficult to remove or even  permanently damage the glass surface.
  • Cut hazard: when the safety cover is retracted, the blade in a scraper is razor-sharp. Use with extreme care and always store safely and out of reach of children.
Spillover on the touch controls and stainless steel  strip
  1. Switch the power to the cooktop off at the wall.
  2. Soak up the spill.
  3. Wipe the touch control area with a clean damp sponge or cloth.
  4. Wipe the area completely dry with a paper towel.
  5. Switch the power to the cooktop back on at the wall.
  • The cooktop may beep and turn itself off, and the touch controls may not function while there is liquid on them. Make sure you wipe the touch  control area dry before turning the cooktop back on.


Cleaning the filter cover and grease filter

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  1. Lift the filter cover out.
  2. Rotate the grease filter clockwise to unlock, then lift out.
  3. Wash with hot soapy water or in the dishwasher.
  4. For optimum performance clean the filter and cover once a week.


Cleaning the recirculation filter*

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Clean or change the carbon filters every 6-12 months. They may need to be cleaned more frequently depending on intensity of cooking and frequency of  cooktop use. 

To remove the filters, gently pull the filter cover out from the cabinetry and lift the filter out.

To regenerate the filters, place in the oven at 90°C for 60 minutes then leave to cool.

Note-Icon.png *Australia and New Zealand models only, when used with optional kit (82236 KIT RECIRC KRCID834)


 Cleaning the overflow trap

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To remove the overflow trap


  1. The overflow trap is located under the cooktop unit.
  2. Remove the plug in the base of the trap to drain any excess grease and liquids  into a bucket or container.
  3. Locate the tabs securing the trap and rotate to face outwards like shown.
  4. Gently remove the trap and clean in hot soapy water.
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To refit the overflow trap


  1. Position the rear of the trap first then push up firmly.
  2. Push both securing tabs upwards and rotate to lock.  Ensure they are both facing forward like shown.
  3. Ensure the plug in the base of the trap has been refitted.



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