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Care and cleaning

 

Before you start cleaning your cooker, please:

  • Read these cleaning instructions and the ‘Safety and warnings’ section at the start of this user guide.
  • Turn the power to the cooker off at the wall.
  • Make sure the cooker is a safe temperature to touch.
  • Do not use a steam cleaner.
  • Do not keep flammable substances in the ovens or drawers.

General advice

Wipe down the cooktop and wipe out the ovens after every use.
Wipe up spills. Avoid leaving alkaline or acidic substances (such as lemon juice or vinegar) on the oven surfaces.
Do not use cleaning products with a chlorine or acidic base.

Cleaning the outside of the cooker

Do not use abrasive cleaners, cloths or pads on the outside surfaces of the cooker. Immediately wipe off any caustic cleaners if they are spilled onto the oven door handles.

Wipe the cooker’s outside surfaces often, using warm water and a mild household detergent. The stainless steel may also be cleaned with a suitable cleaner and polish.

If you choose to use a commercial stainless steel cleaner, please read the label to make sure it does not contain chlorine compounds as these are corrosive and may damage the appearance of your cooker.

Cleaning the gas cooktop

Maintenance Period Description
Daily
  • Clean gas cooktop as per following instructions.

Monthly
  • Remove all burner parts, and clean using a non-abrasive detergent. Rinse in cold water, dry thoroughly, and replace.
  • Clean the ignitor and probe carefully, using a toothbrush and methylated spirits.
Every 3-4 years
  • Contact your local authorised gas Service Agent to perform a thorough check on all gas components on the gas cooker.

 

Cleaning the burner parts and trivets

  • You can remove and clean these parts with hot soapy water or non-abrasive detergents. Clean spills regularly before they become burnt on. Do not wash these parts in a dishwasher.
  • After cleaning, check that the burners and their flame spreaders are dry before replacing correctly.
  • It is very important to check that the burner flame spreader and the cap have been correctly positioned. Failure to do so can cause serious problems.

To avoid damage to the electric ignition, do not try to light a burner without all burner parts in place. 

Replacing the burners

Carefully replace the burner parts as per the following Figs.
Check that:

  • The ignitor is always clean to ensure trouble-free sparking.
  • The probe is always clean to ensure correct operation of the safety valves.

Both the ignitor and probe must be very carefully cleaned using a toothbrush and methylated spirits.


Fig. 34 Correct line-up of semi-rapid burner parts
 

Fig. 35 Replacing the semi-rapid burner caps
 

Replacing the triple-ring wok burner

Fit the burner ring to the housing as shown by the arrow in the Fig. following. Make sure the burner is not able to rotate (Fig.36).


Fig. 36 Correct positioning of cap and ring - triple-ring wok burner

 



Fig. 37 Incorrect and correct positioning of cap and ring - triple-ring wok burner

Replacing the dual burners

  • Ensure that you replace the dual burner correctly; the burner rib must be fitted as shown by the arrows in Fig.38a.
  • Position the small central cap in its housing as shown by the arrows in Fig.38b.
  • Position the big cap in its housing as shown by the arrows in Fig.38c.

Never unscrew the burner screws.


Fig. 38a Fitting the burner rib
 

Cleaning the cast-iron griddle

  • Leave the griddle to soak before cleaning. Scrape away any food residue and wash in warm soapy water.
  • Rinse and dry the griddle thoroughly.


Fig. 38b Positioning the central small cap


Fig. 38c Positioning the big cap


Fig. 38d Do not unscrew burner screws

Cleaning the inside of your ovens

  • Do not use abrasive cleaners, cloths or pads to clean the enamel.
  • If you have purchased and installed catalytic panels, do not use any oven cleaners, abrasive cleaners, ammonia-based cleaners, products containing acids or alkalis or detergents on them.


Fig.39 Removing the side racks (and catalytic panels if installed)

To make cleaning easier, you can remove the side racks, the oven door, and the fat filter.

  • To lower the grill element: use a flat-head screwdriver or a small coin to loosen the element fixing screw.
  • When you have finished cleaning the oven ceiling, raise the grill element and screw the element fixing screw back onto the stud. Make sure that the fixing screw is tightened and the element is held securely in place.
  • The grill element itself is self-cleaning.


Fig.40 Drop-down grill element

Cleaning the enamel cavity

Do not use abrasive cleaners, cloths or pads to clean the enamel. Clean the enamel on the inside of an oven when it has cooled down, using household detergents or an ammonia-based cleaner. You may use ‘off the shelf’ oven cleaners, if you carefully follow the manufacturers’ instructions.

Caring for the catalytic panels

  • The catalytic panels are not supplied with the cooker, but purchased and installed optionally. Contact your local Fisher & Paykel dealer for details.
  • The catalytic panels are covered with a special microporous enamel which absorbs and does away with oil and fat splashes during normal cooking over 200 °C. If, after cooking very fatty foods, the panels remain dirty, heat the oven on maximum for an hour to an hour and a half, and they will self-clean. The side panels are reversible. Make sure that you replace them with the arrow up, and on the correct side. To remove the side catalytic panels, you first need to unscrew the side racks. See Fig. 39.

When you replace the panels, make sure that:

  • The arrows are pointing upwards.
  • Then screw the side racks back onto the oven wall.

In some models, the back panel of the oven is also a catalytic liner, but this is not reversible and should not be removed.

Cleaning the fat filter

Clean the fat filter after every use. If the filter is not cleaned, it will block and shorten the life of the fan element. If it is lightly soiled, place the filter in a dishwasher on normal wash. If the filter is very dirty, place in a saucepan with either two tablespoons of clothes washing powder, or one tablespoon of dishwashing powder. Bring to the boil and leave to soak for at least 30 minutes.

Rinse the filter in clean water and dry.


Fig. 41 Fat filter

Sliding shelf supports

The telescopic sliding shelf supports make it safer and easier to insert and remove the oven shelves and trays. They stop when they are pulled out to the maximum position. Wipe the supports with a damp cloth and a mild detergent only. Do not wash them in the dishwasher, immerse them in soapy water, or use oven cleaner on them.

To remove the sliding shelf supports:

  1. Remove the side racks by unscrewing the fixing screws (Fig. 39).
  2. Lay down the sliding shelf support and side racks, with the sliding shelf support underneath.
  3. Find the safety locks. These are the tabs that clip over the wire of the side rack (arrow 1 in Fig. 42).
  4. Pull the safety locks away from the wire to release the wire (arrow 2 in Fig. 42).

To re-fit the sliding shelf support onto the side racks:

  1. Screw the side rack onto the oven wall.
  2. Fit the sliding shelf support onto the top wire of a rack and press (Fig. 43). You will hear a click as the safety locks clip over the wire.

The sliding supports can only be used on shelf positions 1,2 and 3.

When fitting the sliding shelf supports, make sure that you fit:

  • the slides to the top wire of a rack. They do not fit on the lower wire.
  • the slides so that they run out towards the oven door, as shown in Fig. 43.
  • both sides of each pair of shelf slides.
  • both sides on the same level. Note: you cannot fit the sliding shelf supports to the top shelf position.

Fig.42 Removing the sliding shelf supports

Fig.43 Refitting the sliding shelf supports

Cleaning the oven door glass

Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners
or sharp metal scrapers to clean the oven door glass since they scratch the surface, which may result in shattering of the glass.

Removing the inner and middle panes of glass

The oven door has three panes of glass. To clean these, you need to remove the inner and middle panes.

  1. Lock the door open:

    • Fully open the oven door (Fig. 44a).
    • Fully open the lever “A” on the left and right hinges (Fig. 44b).
    • Gently close the door (Fig. 44c) until the left and right hinges are hooked to part “B” of the door (Fig. 44b).
  2. Remove the inner pane:

    • Remove the seal “G” by unhooking the three fixing hooks (Fig. 44d).
    • Gently pull out the inner pane of glass (Fig. 44e).
    • Clean the glass with an appropriate cleaner. Dry thoroughly, and place on a soft surface.


Fig.44a


Fig.44b


Fig.44c


Fig.44e
 

Fig.44d
 

 

  1. Remove the middle pane:

    • Gently unlock the middle pane of glass from the bottom clamps by moving it as in Fig. 45b.
    • Gently lift the bottom edge of the pane (arrow 1 in Fig. 45c) and remove it by pulling it out from the top clamps (arrow 2 in Fig. 45c).
    • Clean the glass with an appropriate cleaner. Dry thoroughly, and place on a soft surface.
  2. Now you can also clean the inside of the outer glass


Fig.45a


Fig.45b

 


Fig.45c

Replacing the middle and inner panes of glass

  1. Make sure the door is locked open (see Figs. 44a - 44c).

  2. Replace the middle pane:

    • Check that the four rubber pads are in place (“M” in Fig. 46a).
    • Check that you are holding the pane the correct way. You should be able to read the wording on it as it faces you.
    • Gently insert the top edge of the pane into the top clamps (arrow 1 in Fig. 46b), then lower the pane and insert the bottom edge into the bottom clamps (arrow 2 in Fig. 46b); and then slide the pane into position (Fig. 46c).


Fig.46a


Fig.46b


Fig.46c

  1. Replace the inner pane:

    • Check that the four rubber pads are in place (“D” in Fig. 47a).
    • Check that you are holding the pane the correct way. You should be able to read the wording on it as it faces you.
    • Insert the pane in the left “E” and right “F” slide guides, and gently slide it to the retainers “H” (Fig. 47c).
    • Replace the seal “G” by hooking in the three fixing hooks. Make sure that you put it in the correct way (Fig. 47e).
  2. Unlock the oven door by opening it completely and closing the lever “A” on the left and right hinges (Fig. 47d).


Fig.47a


Fig.47b


Fig.47e
 


Fig.47b


Fig.47c

Removing the oven door(s)

The oven door(s) can easily be removed as follows:

  1. Open the door to its full extent (Fig. 48a).
  2. Open the lever “A” completely on the left and right hinges (Fig. 48b).
  3. Hold the door (Fg. 48c).
  4. Gently close the door until left and right hinge levers “A” are hooked to part “B” of the door (Fig. 48d).
  5. Withdraw the hinge hooks from their location following arrow “C” (Fig. 48e).
  6. Rest the door on a soft surface.

To replace the door, repeat the above steps in reverse order.


Fig.48a


Fig.48b


Fig.48c


Fig.48e
 
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Fig.48d
 

Removing the drawers

  1. Open the drawer completely (Fig. 49a).
  2. To disengage the drawer from the guide rails, press the lever of the left guide rail down and pull the lever of the right guide rail up.
  3. Remove the drawer, while still holding the levers.

Warming drawer (left drawer only):

  • Do not remove drawer while hot or during operation.
  • Be sure drawer is empty before removing.


Fig.49a Removing the drawers


Fig.49b Replacing the drawers

Replacing the drawers

  1. Insert the drawer guides into the guide rails (Fig. 49b).

  2. Gently close the drawer completely; the safety catches will automatically hook.

Make sure you put the drawers back on the correct side. The left (warmer) drawer is uncoated stainless steel.

Replacing the oven lamp

  1. Switch the power to the cooker off at the wall.
  2. Let the oven cavity and the heating elements cool down.
  3. Remove the protective cover “C”.
  4. Unscrew and replace the bulb “B” with a new one suitable for high temperatures (300°C), with the following specifications: 230-240V, 50Hz, E14 and same wattage as the bulb being replaced (check wattage stamped on the bulb).
  5. Refit the protective cover “C”.

Oven bulb replacement is not covered by your warranty.


Fig.50 Removing the oven lamp

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