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Safety and warnings

Your safety is important to us. Please read this information before using your cooktop.

 

WARNING!

Cut Hazard

Beware of sharp edges when handling stainless steel appliances.

Failure to use caution could result in injury or cuts.

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 earth wiring system is absolutely essential and mandatory.

Failure to follow this advice may result in death or electrical shock.

 

Important safety instructions 

Installation

  • Read these instructions carefully before installing or using this product.
  • Please make this information available to the person responsible for installing the product as it could reduce your installation costs.
  • This appliance shall only be installed and serviced by an authorised person.
  • Incorrect installation, for which the manufacturer accepts no responsibility, may cause personal injury or damage.
  • These products are registered: in New Zealand at www.ess.govt.nz in Australia with AGA at www.gas.asn.au.
  • This appliance must be installed in accordance with these installation instructions, local gas fitting regulations, municipal building codes, water supply regulations, electrical wiring regulations, AS5601 / AG 601 and NZS5261 - Gas Installations and any other relevant statutory regulations.
  • Do not modify this appliance.
  • Models without flame failure safety feature MUST NOT be installed in marine craft, caravans or mobile homes.
  • Always disconnect the cooktop from the electricity supply before carrying out any maintenance operations or repairs.
  • In the room where the cooktop is installed, there must be enough air to allow the gas to burn correctly, according to the current local regulations.
  • Particular attention shall be given to the relevant requirements regarding ventilation.
  • This product should not be sealed into the bench with silicone or glue. Doing so will make future servicing difficult. Fisher & Paykel will not be liable for costs associated with releasing such a product, nor for repairing damage that may be incurred in doing this.
  • When this product is installed it shall not be used as a space heater, especially if installed in boats or caravans.
  • No combustible material or products should be placed on this product at any time.
  • Do not spray aerosols in the vicinity of this product while it is in operation.

WARNING!

Hot Surface Hazard

This appliance becomes hot during use.

Do not touch the cooktop components, burners, trivets, pan supports or the base when hot.

Before cleaning, turn the burners off and make sure the whole cooktop is cool. Failure to follow this advice may result in serious injury.

Explosion Hazard

Do not use or store flammable materials such as gasoline near this appliance. Do not spray aerosols in the vicinity of this appliance while it is in operation.

Failure to follow this advice may result in death or serious injury.

Electrical Shock Hazard

Switch off the cooktop at the wall before carrying out cleaning or maintenance.

Failure to follow this advice may result in death or electrical shock.

Important safety instructions

Operation 

  • Keep children away from the cooktop when it is in use.
  • Household appliances are not intended to be played with by children.
  • Children, or persons with a disability which limits their ability to use the appliance, should have a responsible person to instruct them in its use. The instructor should be satisfied that they can use the appliance without danger to themselves or their surroundings.
  • If the electrical supply cord is damaged, it must only be replaced by an authorised person. Ensure that the electrical connection plug is accessible after installation.
  • This appliance should be connected to a circuit that incorporates an isolating switch providing full disconnection from the electricity supply.
  • Do not use an asbestos mat or decorative covers between the flame and the saucepan as this may cause serious damage to your cooktop.
  • Do not place aluminium foil or plastic dishes on the cooktop burners.
  • Do not let large saucepans or frying pans overlap the bench as this can deflect heat onto your benchtop and damage the surface.
  • Do not let large saucepans, frying pans or woks push any other pans aside. This could make them unstable or deflect heat onto your benchtop and damage the surface.
  • Do not use a steam cleaner for cleaning this cooktop.
  • Saucepan handles may be hot to touch. Ensure saucepan handles do not overhang other gas burners that are on. Keep handles out of reach of children.
  • Do not stand or place heavy objects on this appliance.
  • After use, ensure that the knobs are in ‘OFF’ position.
  • This appliance shall not be used as a space heater, especially if installed in marine craft or caravans.
  • The use of a gas cooking appliance results in the production of heat and moisture in the room in which it is installed. Ensure the kitchen is well ventilated. Keep natural ventilation holes open or install a mechanical ventilation device (mechanical extractor hood). Prolonged intensive use of the appliance may call for additional ventilation, for example opening of a window, or more effective ventilation, for example increasing the level of mechanical ventilation where present.
  • After having unpacked the appliance, check to ensure that it is not damaged.
  • In case of doubt, do not use it and consult your supplier or a professionally qualified technician. Packing elements (i.e. plastic bags, polystyrene foam, nails, packing straps, etc.) should not be left around within easy reach of children, as these may cause serious injuries.
  • Some appliances are supplied with a protective film on steel and aluminium parts. This film must be removed before using the appliance.
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