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Safety and Warnings

 

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

 

Installation

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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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Tipping Hazard

To reduce the risk of tipping the appliance, the appliance must be secured by properly installed anti-tip device packed with the appliance.

  • All Cooktops can tip.
  • Injury to persons could result.
  • Install Anti-tip device packed with cooker.
  • See Installation Instructions.
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Cut Hazard

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

 

Important Safety Instructions

  •  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.
  • This appliance is equipped with a four-prong grounding plug (NEMA 14-50P) for your protection against shock hazard and should be plugged directly into a properly grounded socket. Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the fourth (ground) prong from the power plug.
  • If an external electrical source is utilized, the appliance, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the national Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
  • The mains electricity switch should always be accessible.
  • When installing or removing the cooker for service, a rolling lift jack should be used. Do not push against any of the edges of the cooker in an attempt to slide it into or out of the installation. Pushing or pulling a cooker (rather than using a lift jack) also increases the possibility of bending the leg spindles or the internal coupling connectors.
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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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Health Hazard

  • 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.
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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. Boil over causes smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite. NEVER try to extinguish a fire with water. Switch the appliance off at the wall and then cover the flame with a lid or fire blanket.
  • 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 OR THE INTERIOR SURFACES OF THE OVEN.
  • 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 and the interior of the oven. Never leave metal objects (such as kitchen utensils) or empty pans on the cooktop as they can become hot very quickly. Beware: magnetized 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 store flammable items in the oven or warmer drawer. Failure to follow this advice could result in burns and scalds.

 

Important Safety Instructions

  • This appliance is designed and manufactured solely for the cooking of domestic (household) food and is not suitable for any non-domestic application and therefore should not be used in a commercial environment. The appliance warranty will be void if the appliance is used within a non-domestic environment (i.e. a semi commercial, commercial or communal environment).
  • 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 cooking zone will also improve efficiency.
  • Never leave surface units unattended at high heat settings – Boil over causes smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite.
  • 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 leave food or cooking utensils etc. in the oven during self-cleaning.
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.
  •  If the appliance is malfunctioning, it will display an alert code: first note down the alert code (see section ‘Alert codes’ in this manual), then contact your Authorized Service Center or Customer Care to arrange for service. Do not use your appliance until it has been repaired by a Fisher & Paykel authorized technician.
  • Never use your appliance as a work or storage surface.
  • Never leave any objects or utensils on the appliance.
  • Do not place or leave any magnetized 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.
  • Do not place or leave aluminum foil on the cooktop.
  • After use, always turn off the cooking zones as described in this manual. Do not rely on the pan detection feature to turn off the cooking zones when you remove the pans.
  • 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 stand, sit or step or place heavy weights on the oven door.
  • 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.
  • Make sure the electrical cables connecting other appliances in the proximity of the cooker cannot come into contact with the hob or become entrapped in the oven door.
  • Fire risk! Do not store flammable material in the oven or warming drawer.
  • Do not line the oven walls with aluminum foil. Do not place shelves, broiler pan, pans or other cooking utensils on the oven floor.
  • Stand away from the cooker when opening the door. Hot air or steam which escapes can cause burns.
  • Always use oven gloves or mitts when placing or removing items in the oven.
  • Never touch the appliance with wet hands.
  • After use, ensure the dials are all in the `OFF’ position.
  • The manufacturer declines all liability for injury to person or damage to property caused by incorrect or improper use of the appliance.
  • Always turn off the mains power to the cooker prior to cleaning or maintenance.
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