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Safety and warnings

To avoid hazard, follow these instructions carefully before installing or using this product. Please make this information available to the person installing the product as it could reduce your installation costs.

Installation

WARNING!

Electrical Shock Hazard

  • If the ceramic glass cooktop surface becomes cracked, switch the appliance off at the mains power supply and call an Authorised Service Agent.
  • Always disconnect the cooker from the mains electricity supply before carrying out any maintenance operations or repairs.
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in death or electrical shock.

Cut Hazard

  • Take care - panel edges are sharp.
  • Failure to use caution could result in injury or cuts.

Important safety instructions 

General

  • To avoid hazard, follow these instructions carefully before installing or using this product.
  • Please make this information available to the person installing the product as it could reduce your installation costs.
  • Installation must comply with your local building and electricity regulations.
  • Failure to install the cooker correctly could invalidate any warranty or liability claims.
  • Some appliances have a protective film. Remove this film before using the cooker.
  • Do not modify this appliance.
  • Do not operate your appliance by means of an external timer or separate remote-control system.
  • This appliance is to be installed and serviced only by an authorised person.

Electrical

  • This cooker 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 electrical system is suitable for the electricity drawn by the cooker.
  • The appliance must be connected to the mains electricity supply, checking that the voltage corresponds to the value given in the rating plate and that the electrical cable sections can withstand the load specified on the plate.
  • A suitable disconnection switch must be incorporated in the permanent wiring, mounted and positioned to comply with the local wiring rules and regulations. The switch must be of an approved type installed in the fixed wiring and provide a 3 mm air gap contact separation in all poles in accordance with the local wiring rules. In Australia and New Zealand, a switch of the approved type with a 3 mm air gap must be installed in the active (phase) conductor of the fixed wiring.
  • The switch must always be accessible.
  • The power supply cable must not touch any hot parts and must be positioned so that it does no
    exceed 75 oC at any point.
  • To connect the cooker to the mains electricity supply, do not use adapters, reducers or branching devices as they can cause overheating and burning.
  • This cooker must be connected to a suitable double pole control unit adjacent to the cooker. No diversity can be applied to this control unit.
  • If the electrical supply cord is damaged, it must only be replaced by an authorised person.
  • In Australia and New Zealand: this cooker must be connected to electrical supply using V105 insulated cable.
  • In New Zealand, this appliance must be connected to the electrical supply using a cable fitted with an appropriately rated plug. The plug must be compatible with the socket-outlet fitted to the final subcircuit in the fixed wiring that is intended to supply the appliance.
  • In United Kingdom and Ireland: this cooker must be connected to electrical supply using H05RR-F or H05VV-F insulated cable.
  • The cooker must be earthed.

Operation

Your freestanding cooker has been carefully designed to operate safely during normal cooking procedures. Please keep the following guidelines in mind when you are using it:

WARNING!


 

Explosion Hazard

  • Do not store flammable materials such as gasoline near the cooktop.
  • Do not store flammable material in the oven or storage compartment.
  • Do not spray aerosols near the cooktop during use.
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in death or serious injury.

Electrical Shock Hazard

  • Switch the cooker off at the wall before replacing fuses or the oven lamp.
  • If the cooktop surface is cracked, switch the appliance off at the wall. Contact an accredited service provider to repair it, and do not use until it has been repaired.
  • Failure to do so may result in death or electrical shock.

Health Hazard

  • This appliance complies with electromagnetic safety standards.
  • However, persons with cardiac pacemakers or other electrical implants (such as insulin pumps) must consult with their doctor or implant manufacturer before using this appliance to make sure that their implants will not be affected by the electromagnetic field.
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in death.

Hot Surface Hazard

  • Accessible parts may become hot when this cooker is in use.
  • To avoid burns and scalds keep children away.
  • Do not let body, clothing or any item other than suitable cookware contact with the ceramic glass until the surface is cool.
  • Never leave metal objects (such as kitchen utensils) or empty pans on the cooktop as they can become hot very quickly.

Magnetisable metal objects worn on the body may become hot in the vicinity of the cooktop. Gold or silver jewellery will not be affected.

  • Keep children away.
  • Handles of saucepans may be hot to touch. Check saucepan handles do not overhang other cooking zones that are on. Keep handles out of reach of children.
  • Do not touch hot surfaces inside the oven.
  • Use oven mitts or other protection when handling hot surfaces such as oven shelves or dishes.
  • Take care when opening the oven door.
  • Let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing food.
  • Do not touch the cooktop components, burners, trivets/pan supports or the base when hot.
  • Before cleaning, turn the cooker off and make sure it is cool.
  • Failure to follow this advice could result in burns and scalds.

NEVER try to extinguish a fire with water, but switch off the appliance and then cover flame eg with a lid or a fire blanket.

Danger of fire: do not store items on the cooking surfaces. Do not use your cooktop as a work surface.

  • Never leave the appliance unattended when in use. Boilover causes smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite.
  • Isolating switch: make sure this cooker 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 warmer weather.
  • Do not place aluminium foil, dishes, trays, water or ice on the oven floor during cooking as this will irreversibly damage the enamel.
  • Do not line the walls with aluminium foil.
  • Do not stand on the door, or place heavy objects on it.
  • Do not place or leave any magnetisable objects (eg credit cards, memory cards) or electronic devices (eg computers, MP3 players) near the appliance, as they may be affected by its electromagnetic field.
  • We recommend using plastic or wooden kitchen utensils for cooking with your induction cooktop.
  • After use, always turn off the cooking zones. Do not rely on the pan detection feature to turn off the cooking zones when you remove the pans.
  • Do not place or drop heavy objects on your cooktop.
  • Do not stand on your cooktop.
  • Do not use pans with jagged edges or drag pans across the ceramic glass surface as this can scratch the glass.
  • Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to clean the ceramic glass cooktop and the oven door glass since they scratch the surface, which may result in shattering of the glass.
  • Some heavy-duty and nylon scourers can scratch the ceramic glass cooktop. Always read the label to check if your scourer is suitable for cleaning ceramic glass cooktops.
  • The heating of magnetic tins is forbidden! Closed tins may explode by exceeding pressure while heating. There is a burning risk with open tins as well, because the integrated temperature protection can’t work well.
  • Do not use a steam cleaner to clean any part of the cooker.
  • Do not use glassware on the ceramic glass cooktop. Do not use pans with rough circular machined base.
  • Do not place aluminium foil or plastic dishes on the ceramic glass cooktop.
  • 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.
  • Saucepan handles may be hot to touch. Keep handles out of reach of children.
  • If the electrical supply cord is damaged, it must only be replaced by an authorised person.
  • This cooker is not to be used as a space heater, especially if it is installed in marine craft or in a caravan.
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