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Safety & Warnings

 

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

 

WARNING! 

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Electrical Shock Hazard

  • This appliance is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug for your protection against shock hazard and should be plugged directly into a properly grounded power outlet. Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the grounding prong from this plug. 
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in electrical shock.

WARNING! 

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Fire Hazard

  • Never use your appliance for warming or heating the room.  Persons could be injured or a fire could start.
  • Keep the area around the appliance free from combustible materials (eg wall coverings, curtains, drapes), gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.
  • Never store flammable materials on or near the cooktop.
  • Do not let cooking grease or other flammable materials accumulate on or near the appliance.
  • Never leave the cooktop burners unattended when in use – Boilover causes smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite.
  • Be sure all the controls are turned off and the appliance is cool before using any type of aerosol cleaner on or around the appliance. Chemicals in such cleaners could, in the presence of heat, ignite or cause metal parts to corrode.
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in death or serious injury.

WARNING! 

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Explosion Hazard

  • If you smell gas, do not use the appliance. Open a window or door to let the gas escape, then follow the instructions on the inside front cover of this manual.
  • Do not use water on grease fires. A violent steam explosion may result.
  • Turn all burners off, then smother fire or flame or use dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
  • Do not heat unopened food containters such as cans – Build-up of pressure may cause container to burst and result in injury.
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in injury or death.

 

WARNING! 

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Poisoning Hazard

  • Clean the appliance 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.  Follow the directions of the cleaner manufacturer.
  • Never use this appliance as a space heater to heat or warm the room.  Doing so may result in carbon monoxide poisoning and overheating of the appliance.
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in poisoning or death.

 

WARNING! 

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Hot Surface Hazard

  • Accessible parts may become hot during use.
  • Do not touch burners or areas near burners. These may be hot enough to cause burns even though they are dark in color. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials contact these parts and surfaces until they have had sufficient time to cool.
  • Other parts and surfaces of the appliance may become hot enough to cause burns – among these areas are the grates, back trim at the back of the cooktop, front edge, surfaces adjacent to the cooktop.
  • 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.
  • Let hot grease cool before attempting to handle it.
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in serious injury.

 

Important Safety Instructions!

Operational

  • Read all the instructions before using the appliance. Use the appliance only for its intended purpose as described in these instructions.
  • Be sure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician.
  • Be sure to have the installer show you where and how to turn off the power supply to the cooktop (ie location of the main fuse or circuit breaker panel) and where and how to turn off the gas supply to the cooktop in an emergency.
  • Keep children away from the cooktop when it is in use.
  • Household appliances are not intended to be played with by children.
  • 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.
  • If the electrical supply cord is damaged, it must only be replaced by an authorized person.
  • If the appliance is connected to the gas supply with a flexible hose, make sure that the hose cannot come in contact with the bottom of the appliance or any sharp edges.
  • 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 or use aluminum foil to line any part of the cooktop.
  • Do not let large saucepans, frying pans or woks push any other pans aside. This could make them unstable or deflect heat onto your countertop and damage the surface.
  • For efficient and safe cooking, use cookware of the appropriate size for the different burners on this appliance. Select cookware with flat bottoms large enough to cover the burner flames. The use of undersize cookware will expose a portion of the burner flames to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing.
  • For safety reasons, the cooktop burner flame size should be adjusted so it does not extend beyond the edge of the cookware.
  • Glazed cooking utensils – only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for cooktop service without breaking due to the sudden change in temperature.
  • Do not use a steam cleaner for cleaning this cooktop.
  • Clean only the parts listed in this manual.
  • For proper lighting and performance of the cooktop burners, keep the burner ports clean. It may be necessary to clean these when there is a boil over or when the burner does not light, even though the electronic igniters click.
  • 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.
  • After use, ensure that the control knobs are in the OFF position.
  • Where this appliance is installed in marine craft or in caravans, it shall not be used as a space heater.
  • 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.
  • Be careful when reaching for items stored in cabinets above the appliance.
  • Wear proper apparel – Loose-fitting or hanging garments should never be worn while using the appliance.
  • In case of doubt, do not use the cooktop and consult your supplier or a professionally qualified technician.
  • Packing elements (eg plastic bags, polystyrene foam, nails, packing straps, etc.) should not be left around within easy reach of children, as these may cause serious
  • injuries.
  • Do not modify this appliance.
  • Some products are supplied with protective film on steel and aluminium parts.  This film must be removed before using the appliance.
  • Ensure the area around the gas cooktop is always clear of combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.
  • Do not stand or place heavy objects on this gas appliance.
  • For safety reasons, do not store items of interest to children above or at the back of the appliance – children climbing on the appliance to reach items could be  seriously injured.
  • When deep-frying in fat, be sure the pan is large enough to avoid boiling over from bubbling of the fat. Do not deep-fry foods with a high moisture content or food covered with frost.
  • Do not let cooking grease or other flammable materials accumulate near the appliance.
  • Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in this user guide.
  • You should not attempt to disassemble the burner and modify the original gas flow settings. Doing so is extremely dangerous and will void the warranty. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician. Technicians must disconnect the appliance from the power supply before any servicing.
  • This appliance is to be serviced only by an authorized person.
  • The Governor of California is required to publish a list of substances known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm and requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposures to such substances.
Gas appliances contain or produce substances which can cause death or serious illness and which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. To reduce the risk from substances in fuel or from fuel combustion, make sure this  appliance is installed, operated, and maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

 

 

 

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