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Safety & Warnings

 

 

Operation

Your oven has been carefully designed to operate safely during normal cooking procedures. Keep the following safety instructions in mind when you are using it:

 

WARNING! 

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Electrical Shock Hazard

  • Before carrying out any work on the electrical section of the appliance, it must be disconnected from the mains electricity supply.
  • Connection to a good ground wiring system is absolutely essential and mandatory. Alterations to the domestic wiring system must only be made by a qualified electrician.
  • Turn the oven off at the wall before replacing the oven lamp.
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in electrical shock or death.
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Fire Hazard

  • Do not place aluminium foil, dishes, trays, water or ice on the oven floor during cooking, as doing so will irreversibly damage the enamel; lining the oven with aluminium foil may even cause fire.
  • Do not use adapters, reducers, or branching devices to connect this appliance to the mains power supply.
  • Never use your appliance for warming or heating the room. Persons could be burned or injured or a fire could start.
  • Storage in or on appliance: flammable materials should not be stored in an oven or near its surface.
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in overheating, burning, and injury.
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Cut Hazard

  • Take care – some edges are sharp. Failure to use caution could result in injury or cuts.
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Hot Surface Hazard

  • Accessible parts may become hot when in use.
  • To avoid burns and scalds, keep children away.
  • Use oven mitts or other protection when handling hot surfaces such as oven shelves or dishes.
  • Use care when opening the oven door. Let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing food.
  • Do not touch heating elements or interior surfaces of the oven.
  • Heating elements may be hot even though they are dark in colour. Interior surfaces of an oven become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials contact heating elements or interior surfaces of the oven until they have had sufficient time to cool.
  • Other surfaces of the appliance may become hot enough to cause burns – among these surfaces are the oven vent, the surface near the oven vent, and the oven door.
  • Failure to follow this advice could result in burns and scalds.

 

Important Safety Instructions!

Save these instructions for the local inspectors use.

To avoid hazard, follow these instructions carefully before installing or using this appliance. 

  • Make this information available to the person installing the appliance – doing so could reduce your installation costs.
  • This oven is to be installed and connected to the electricity supply only by an authorised person.
  • If the installation requires alterations to the domestic electrical system, call a qualified electrician. The electrician should also check that the socket cable section is suitable for the electricity drawn by the oven.
  • The oven must be earthed.
  • Installation must comply with your local building and electricity regulations.
  • This appliance must be installed and connected to the mains power supply only by a suitably qualified person according to these installation instructions and in compliance with any applicable local building and electricity regulations. Failure to install the appliance correctly could invalidate any warranty or liability claims.
  • If the power supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
  • A circuit breaker is recommended.
  • Do not use adaptors, reducers or branching devices to connect the oven to the mains electricity supply, as they can cause overheating and burning.
  • Make sure the cavity is completely sealed with no gaps. This is to ensure the oven cooling system functions correctly.

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury to persons or damage when using the oven, follow the important safety instructions listed below:

  • Read all the instructions before using the oven. Use the oven only for its intended purpose as described in these instructions.
  • PROPER INSTALLATION: be sure your appliance is properly installed and earthed by a qualified technician.
  • ISOLATING SWITCH: make sure this oven is connected to a circuit which incorporates an isolating switch providing full disconnection from the power supply.
  • Household appliances are not intended to be played with by children.
  • Do not leave children alone. Children should not be left alone or unattended in the area where the appliance is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the appliance.
  • Children of less than 8 years old must be kept away from the appliance unless continuously supervised. This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above, and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge, if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance in a safe way and they understand the hazards involved. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be done by children without supervision.
  • Do not place heavy objects on the oven door.
  • Wear proper apparel. Do not wear loose fitting or hanging garments when using the appliance. They could ignite or melt if they touch an element or hot surface and you could be burned.
  • In addition, avoid using acid or alkaline substances (such as lemon, vinegar, salt, tomatoes, etc.). Avoid using products containing chlorine, acids or abrasives, especially for cleaning painted parts.
  • USER SERVICING: do not repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in the manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
  • Do not use water on grease fires. Smother the fire or flame or use a dry chemical or foam type extinguisher.
  • Use only dry oven mitts or potholders. Moist or damp potholders on hot surfaces could result in burns from steam. Do not let potholders touch hot areas or heating elements. Do not use a towel or a bulky cloth for a potholder. It could catch fire.
  • Do not heat unopened food containers. They can build up pressure that may cause the container to burst and result in injury.
  • SAFE FOOD HANDLING: leave food in the oven for as short a time as possible before and after cooking. This is to avoid contamination by organisms which may cause food poisoning. Take particular care during warm weather.
  • Always keep oven vents unobstructed.
  • Do not operate your appliance by means of an external timer or separate remote control system.
Caution-Icon.png Air can blow from the vent at the base of the oven as part of the oven’s cooling system.
  • PLACEMENT OF OVEN SHELVES: always position shelves in the desired location while the oven is cool (before preheating). If a shelf must be removed while the oven is hot, do not let the oven mitts or potholder contact hot heating elements in the oven or the base of the oven.
  • Do not clean the oven seal or use any oven-cleaning products on it. It is essential for a good seal, which ensures that the oven operates efficiently. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or move it.
  • Do not use oven cleaners, harsh/abrasive cleaning agents, waxes, or polishes. No commercial oven cleaner, oven liner, or protective coating of any kind should be used in or around any part of the oven. Do not use harsh/abrasive cleaners, scourers or sharp metal scrapers to clean the oven door glass since they scratch the surface, which may result in the glass shattering.
  • Clean only the parts listed in this manual.
  • Do not use a steam cleaner to clean any part of the oven.
  • Do not store things children might want above the oven. Children could be burned or injured while climbing on the oven to retrieve items.
  • Do not install or operate the appliance if it is damaged or not working properly. If you receive a damaged product, contact your dealer or installer immediately.
  • Use only bakeware approved for oven use. Follow the bakeware manufacturer’s instructions.

 

 

 

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