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Safety and Warnings

 

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

Important Safety Instructions

Installation

WARNING!

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Electrical Shock Hazard

  • Disconnect the appliance from the mains electricity supply before carrying out any work or maintenance on it.
  • Connection to a good earth wiring system is essential and mandatory. Alterations to the domestic wiring system must only be made by a qualified electrician.
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in electrical shock or death.
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Cut Hazard

  • Take care - panel edges are sharp.
  • Failure to use caution could result in injury or cuts.
  • Read these instructions carefully before installing or using this product.
  • Save these instructions for the local electrical inspector’s use.
  • Please make this information available to the person responsible for installing your cooktop, as it could reduce the installation costs.
  • Please leave these instructions with the appliance. Inform the customer to retain for future reference.
  • This appliance is to be installed and connected to the electricity supply only by a qualified technician in compliance with national codes, local regulations and according to these instructions.
  • Electrical installation (including electrical grounding) must be done in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA70 – latest edition and/or local codes. In Canada: Electrical installation must be in accordance with the current CSA C22.1 Canadian Electrical Codes Part 1 and/or local codes.
  • Failure to install the appliance correctly could invalidate any warranty or liability claims.
  • For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.
  • Do not leave packaging elements (e.g. plastic bags, polystyrene foam, staples, packing straps) within easy reach of children during or after installation, as these may cause serious injury.
  • Make sure you recycle the packaging material.
  • Before disposing of any appliance, make sure that it can no longer be used and that all hazardous parts are removed or made harmless, so that children playing with the old appliance cannot harm themselves.
  • Only genuine replacement parts may be used for servicing the appliance. These are available from your nearest Fisher & Paykel Authorized Service Center.
  • To eliminate the risk of burns or fire by reaching over heated surface units, cabinet storage space located above the surface units should be avoided. If cabinet storage is to be provided, the risk can be reduced by installing a rangehood that projects horizontally a minimum of 5 inches beyond the bottom of the overhead cabinets.

Operation and Maintenance

WARNING!

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Electrical Shock Hazard

  • Do not cook on a broken or cracked cooktop. If the cooktop should break or crack, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate it and create a risk of electrical shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately.
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in death or electrical shock.
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Cut Hazard

  • The razor-sharp blade of a cooktop scraper is exposed when the safety cover is retracted. Use with extreme care and always store safely and out of reach of children.
  • Failure to use caution could result in injury or cuts.
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Fire Hazard

  • Never leave the appliance unattended when in use. Boilover causes smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite.
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in overheating, burning, and injury.
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Hot Surface Hazard

  • DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS OR AREAS NEAR UNITS – Surface units may be hot even though they are dark in color. Areas near surface units may become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials contact surface units or areas near units until they have had sufficient time to cool. Among these areas are the glass surfaces within and around the circles.
  • Never leave metal objects (such as kitchen utensils) or empty pans on the cooktop as they can become hot very quickly.
  • 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.
  • Failure to follow this advice could result in burns and scalds.

Operation and Maintenance

  • Proper installation — Be sure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician.
  • Never use your appliance for warming or heating the room.
  • 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.
  • Wear proper apparel — Loose-fitting or hanging garments should never be worn while using the appliance.
  • 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.
  • Storage in or on appliance — Flammable materials should not be stored in an oven or near surface units.
  • Do not use water on grease fires — Smother fire or flame or use dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
  • Use only dry potholders — Moist or damp potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let potholder touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth.
  • Use proper pan size — This appliance is equipped with one or more surface units of different size. Select utensils having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit heating element. The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the heating element to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to burner will also improve efficiency.
  • Never leave surface units unattended at high heat settings – Boil over causes smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite.
  • Glazed cooking utensils - Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic earthenware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for range top service without breaking due to sudden change in temperature.
  • Utensil handles should be turned inward and not extend over adjacent surface units — To reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil, the handle of a utensil should be positioned so that it is turned inward, and does not extend over adjacent surface units.
  • Do not cook on broken cooktop — If cooktop should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately.
  • Clean cooktop with caution — If a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to avoid steam burn. Some cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface.

Do not store items of interest to children in cabinets above an appliance - children climbing on the appliance to reach items could be seriously injured.

  • Never use your appliance as a work or storage surface.
  • Never leave any objects or utensils on the appliance.
  • Do not place or leave aluminum foil on the cooktop.
  • Children or persons with a disability which limits their ability to use the appliance should have a responsible and competent 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.
  • Do not use a steam cleaner to clean your cooktop.
  • 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 scourers or any other harsh/abrasive cleaning agents to clean your cooktop, as these can scratch the ceramic glass.
  • Do not operate your cooktop by means of an external timer or separate remote control system.
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