Miele Gas cooktop Operating instructions

Operating Instructions
Gas Cooktops
KM 342
KM 344
®
To prevent accidents and
machine damage,
read these instructions
before installation or use.
®
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M.-Nr. 05 649 300
WARNING:
If the information in this manual is not followed
exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing
property damage, personal injury or death.
– Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
– WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
ß Do not try to light any appliance.
ß Do not touch any electrical switch.
ß Do not use any phone in your building.
ß Immediately call your gas supplier from a
neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s
instructions.
ß If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the
fire department.
– Installation and service must be performed by a
qualified installer, service agency or the gas
supplier.
(In Massachusetts a licensed plumber/gasfitter)
– Note to the installer:
Please leave this instruction book with the consumer for the local electrical/gas inspector’s use.
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Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Help protect our environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Guide to the cooktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
KM 342. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
KM 344. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Cleaning and heating for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Using the cooktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Fast-Ignition-System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Turning on and off, Regulating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Safety cut-out feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Using the cooktop during a power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Frequently asked questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Nominal Rating Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Gas connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Installation and connection
When using your gas appliance
follow basic safety precautions including the following:
Read all instructions before using
for the first time.
Be certain your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a
qualified technician.
To guarantee the electrical safety
of this appliance, continuity must
exist between the appliance and an effective grounding system. It is imperative that this basic safety requirement
be met. If there is any doubt, have the
electrical system of the house checked
by a qualified electrician. The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for
damages caused by the lack, or inadequacy of, an effective grounding system.
Do not connect the appliance to
the main electrical supply using an
extension cord. Extension cords do not
meet the safety requirements of this appliance.
Before servicing, turn off the gas
valve and disconnect the power
supply by either removing the fuse, unplugging the unit or manually “tripping”
the circuit breaker.
This equipment has not been designed for maritime use or for use
in mobile installations such as aircraft
or recreational vehicles. However, under certain circumstances it may be
possible for an installation in these applications. Please contact the nearest
Miele Dealer or the Miele Technical Service Department with specific requirements.
After connecting the appliance test
for leaks according to the installation instructions.
If there is any doubt concerning installation contact Miele’s Technical
Service Department.
USA 1-800-999-1360
techserv@mieleusa.com
CDN 1-800-565-6435
service@miele.ca
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Correct usage
Do not operate the cooktop until it
is properly installed in the
countertop.
This appliance is intended for residential cooking only.
Use the appliance only for its intended purpose. The manufacturer
cannot be held responsible for damages caused by improper use of the
cooktop.
To prevent fires, ensure that curtains or any other window covering
do not blow over or near the burners.
For safety reasons never use the
cooktop to warm or heat the room.
Install the cooktop in a room that
has sufficient ventilation.
This appliance must not be set up
or operated outdoors.
Ensure that any burners in use are
always covered with a pan.
Do not use pans that extend past
the burner grate. Using larger pans
may cause the flames to spread out
and damage the surrounding
countertop or other countertop appliances. The proper pansize will also improve efficiency.
For safety and stability, do not use
pans with a bottom diameter
smaller than the burner grate.
Do not store aerosols, gasoline,
combustibles or any other flammable materials underneath or adjacent to
the cooktop.
Only certain types of glass/ceramic, earthware, or other glazed
cookware are suitable for use on a
cooktop without breaking due to a sudden temperature change.
Do not use aluminium foil to line
any part of the cooktop.
For proper lighting and performance of the burners, keep the
ignitors clean and dry.
Make sure all the components of
the gas burners are assembled
correctly before using the cooktop.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Protection from damage
Do not use a steam cleaner to
clean the appliance. Steam could
penetrate electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
Spills containing salt or sugar
should be removed immediately, to
prevent stains.
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In areas subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, keep
the appliance and its surroundings
clean at all times. Any damage caused
by pests will not be covered under warranty.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Personal safety
The burners become very hot
when in use. Make sure that no one
comes in contact with the burners.
Children should not be left alone or
unattended in an area where the
appliance is in use. They should never
be allowed to sit or stand on any part of
the appliance.
Do not store toys or items of interest to children in cabinets above or
behind the cooktop. Children climbing
onto the cooktop to reach these items
may become seriously injured.
Do not allow children to operate or
play with the cooktop. Keep all
pans out of the reach of children.
Use only dry, heat resistant potholders. Moist or damp potholders
used on hot surfaces can result in
steam burns. Do not let the potholder
touch the hot burners. Do not use towels or other bulky items near the appliance.
Wear proper apparel. Loose fitting
or hanging garments should never
be worn while using the appliance.
Do not heat unopened food containers. Build-up pressure may
cause the container to burst and result
in injury.
Do not store items on the cooktop
when not in use.
Do not let cooking grease or other
flammable materials accumulate
on the appliance.
Do not leave the cooktop unattended while in use. Boil-overs
cause smoking, and greasy spill-overs
may ignite.
Do not use water on grease fires.
Smother any fire or flame, or use a
dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
Do not flambé under an exhaust
hood. Flames could be drawn up
into the hood by the suction or the
grease filters may ignite.
Take care that drafts like those from
fans or forced air vents do not blow
flammable material toward the flames
or push the flames so that they extend
beyond the edges of the pan.
For safety reasons the flame
should be adjusted to be the same
size as the bottom of the pan or smaller.
Do not use small pans with high flame
settings as the flames can lick up the
sides of the pan.
Only use cooking utensils suitable
for cooktop use.
Always position handles of utensils
inward so they do not extend over
adjacent work areas, burners or the
edge of the cooktop.
If there is a drawer directly underneath the appliance without any
wooden base in between, ensure that
no aerosols, combustible liquids or
other easily flammable materials are
kept in it. If cutlery inserts are to be
placed in the drawer, these must be
made of heat-resistant material.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Damage to the appliance
Further safety notes
In the event of damage or a defect,
turn off the appliance immediately.
Turn off the gas shut off valve, and disconnect completely from the electricity
supply. Contact the Miele Technical
Service Department.
Do not use the appliance until it has
been repaired.
Ensure power is not supplied to the appliance while repair work is carried out.
When using a portable appliance
near the cooktop, make sure that
its power cord does not come into contact with the cooktop.
Repairs should only be performed
by qualified technicians to ensure
safety. Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be dangerous.
Under no circumstance open the outer
casing of the appliance.
While the appliance is under warranty repairs should only be performed by a Miele authorized service
technician.
Always make sure food is sufficiently cooked or reheated. If in
doubt, select a longer cooking or reheating time.
Always cook pork thoroughly to ensure that the meat is safe to eat.
Do not use containers made of
plastic or aluminium. They may
melt at high temperatures.
Do not heat empty pots or pans,
they may be damaged.
Before discarding an old appliance, disconnect it from the gas
supply and electricity and cut off the
power cord to prevent it from becoming
a hazard.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Help protect our environment
Disposal of packing materials
Disposal of an old appliance
The cardboard box and packing materials are biodegradable and recyclable.
Please recycle.
Old appliances contain materials that
can be recycled. Please contact your
local recycling authority about the possibility of recycling these materials.
Before discarding an old appliance,
disconnect it from the gas and electricity supply and cut off the
powercord to prevent it from becoming a hazard.
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Guide to the cooktop
KM 342
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c
d b
a
a Wok burner
b Normal burner
c Fast burner
d Grates
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The layout of the control knobs
correspondends with the layout of the
burners.
Guide to the cooktop
KM 344
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c d
b
a
c
e
k
j
gf
h
i
a Wok burner small
Control Knobs:
b Normal burner
f Left rear burner
c Fast burner
g Center rear burner
d Grates
h Right rear burner
e Wok burner large
i Front left burner
j Front center burner
k Front right burner
Accessories
A griddle plate and simmer plate are
available as additional accessories.
A separate conversion kit is available if
the appliance is to be connected to LP.
For purchase contact your Miele dealer
or Miele’s Technical Service Department.
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Before using for the first time
Cleaning and heating for the
first time
This appliance must be cleaned before
using for the first time.
^ Wash the gas burner assembly in a
mild solution of water and liquid dish
soap. Wipe dry and reassemble them
in the proper order (see the "Cleaning
and care" section).
^ Wipe the cooktop with a damp cloth
and dry thoroughly.
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Metal components have a protective
coating which may give off a slight odor
the first time your new appliance is
heated.
The smell and any vapors will dissipate
after a short time and do not indicate a
faulty connection or appliance defect.
Using the cooktop
Fast-Ignition-System
Wok burner
The gas cooktops are equipped with a
Fast-Ignition-System incorporating the
following features:
– The control knob can be released immediately after ignition of the flame.
– If the flame goes out during use, e.g.
from a draft, the burner will automatically be relight.
If reignition is repeatedly unsuccessful, the gas supply will be automatically cut (see "Safety cut-out feature").
Turning on and off, Regulating
The control knob is used to light the
burner and to regulate the strength of
the flame.
Normal / Fast burner
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&
&
&
&
ß Cooktop is turned off
* Highest flame:
inner and outer burner
are both at their highest setting.
& High flame:
outer burner is at the lowest setting
inner burner is at the highest setting.
+ Low flame:
outer burner is turned off,
inner burner is at the highest setting.
/ Lowest flame:
outer burner is turned off,
inner burner is at the lowest setting.
&
&
ß Cooktop is turned off
& Highest flame
/ Lowest flame
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Using the cooktop
Turning on:
^ To light a burner press down and turn
the corresponding control knob counter-clockwise to the largest flame
symbol. The ignitor will click and ignite the gas. Release the knob.
The ignition process lasts max. 4 seconds. The flame should light within this
time. If the burner does not light, repeat
the process.
If the burner does not light at the second attempt, turn the control knob to "ß"
and see chapter "Problem solving
guide".
^ To increase the flames from a low to
high setting, turn the control knob
clockwise until you reach the stop.
Press the knob down to pass the
stop, then release the pressure and
set the cooktop to the desired setting.
Since the outer portion of the flame is
much hotter than the center, the flame
should be set so that it does not spread
beyond the sides of the pan. Flame tips
which extend beyond the sides of the
pan are hazardous.
Turning off:
^ Now you can adjust the knob to the
desired setting.
Regulating the wok burner
The inner and outer burners are both
controlled by one control knob. There is
a stop at the 6 o’clock position that requires you to press the knob down
while turning it in order to get from the
high flame to the low flame zone.
^ To reduce the flames from a high to
low setting, turn the control knob
counter-clockwise until you reach the
stop. Press the knob down to pass
the stop, then release the pressure
and set the cooktop to the desired
setting.
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^ Turn the control knob clockwise to
"ß".
This stops the flow of gas and turns off
the cooktop.
Do not turn the knob clockwise past
the symbol "ß" or force it past the
stop at the 6 o’clock position. Doing
so may damage the regulator.
Using the cooktop
Pans
Pan size
– Set the cooktop to a high flame when
using a large diameter pan and low
flame when using small diameter
pans.
– Generally, wide / shallow pans will
heat up quicker and cook more
evenly than narrow / tall ones.
Suitable pans
Wok burners:
You can use a wok on the special wok
burners with out any additional rings,
trivets etc.
Any heat resistant pan can be used on
a gas burner.
Unlike pans used on an electric
cooktop, the bases do not need to be
even for good results.
Thick pan bases will give more even results, as hot spots are reduced due to
better heat distribution.
– Using oversized pans may cause the
flames to spread out and damage
the surrounding countertop or other
countertop appliances.
Thin pan bases will conduct the heat
faster but not as evenly as thick pan
bases. Stir the food frequently to prevent burning.
– Do not use small pans with high
flame settings as the flame can lick
up the sides of the pan.
– Pots with a smaller diameter than the
pan support and pots that do not sit
securely (without wobbling) are hazardous and should not be used.
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Using the cooktop
Safety cut-out feature
Using the cooktop during a
This appliance is equipped with an igni- power failure
tion safety control. This control cuts the
gas supply if the flame goes out and
re-ignition is unsuccessful.
The automatic re-ignition does not work
during a power failure, but you can light
the flame manually.
^ To re-ignite the burner, turn the control knob to "ß", then follow the procedure outlined in "Turning on and off,
Regulating".
^ Press down and turn the desired control knob counter-clockwise to the
largest flame symbol.
The safety cut-out feature is not operated by electricity, it will be active if the
appliance is in use during a power failure.
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^ While holding down the knob, light
the gas at the burner with a match.
^ When the flame appears, keep the
control knob pressed in for about
8-10 seconds to allow for the ignition
safety control to reach operating temperature.
Cleaning and care
Grates
Under no circumstances use a
steam cleaner to clean this cooktop.
Pressurized steam could cause permanent damage to the surface and
to components for which the manufacturer cannot accept responsibility.
Do not use any sharp or pointed objects which could damage the seal
between the frame and the
countertop.
Never use scouring agents, pads,
abrasive cleaning agents, or strong
cleaners e.g. oven sprays, stain or
rust removers, as these could damage the surface of the appliance.
Keep the ignitor in the burner dry. If
it gets wet it will not spark.
Dry your cooktop thoroughly after
cleaning it to prevent lime deposits.
Let the appliance cool down to a safe
temperature before removing the grate.
Clean the grate, cooktop and knobs
with a sponge and a mild solution of
warm water and liquid dish soap. Soak
baked or hardened spills.
Dry the cooktop and grate thoroughly
after cleaning.
Stainless steel
Stainless steel surfaces can be cleaned
using a non-abrasive stainless steel
cleaner.
To help prevent resoiling, a conditioner
for stainless steel can also be used.
Apply sparingly with even pressure.
Stainless steel colored knobs
These controls may become discolored or damaged if not cleaned regularly.
Do not use a stainless steel cleaner
on the knobs or knobs.
Spills containing salt or sugar should
be removed immediately to prevent
stains.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning the burners
The burners can be dismantled and
cleaned when cold.
^ Remove the burner parts and wash
them in a solution of hot water and
liquid dish soap. Dry them thoroughly. Make sure that the flame
holes are clean and completely dry.
Reassemble the normal / fast burners
as follows:
^ Place the burner cap, a, onto the
burner base, b, so that the notches
fit into the holes (see arrows).
a
^ Wipe the burner base clean with a
damp cloth and then dry.
^ Gently wipe the ignitor and ignition
safety control with a well wrung cloth,
and then wipe dry.
Make sure that no liquid gets into the
appliance.
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b
Cleaning and care
a
b
c
d
e
Reassemble the wok burner as follows:
^ Place the burner head, d, on to the
burner base, e.
^ Fit the burner ring, c.
^ Fit the large burner cap, b, on to the
burner head, d.
^ Seat the small burner cap, a.
^ Put the grates in place.
Make sure that the parts of the
burner are reassembled in the correct order after cleaning.
It is important that:
1. Top and bottom are not
reversed.
2. The notches and holes align
and fit together snuggly.
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Frequently asked questions
... the flame goes out after being lit?
All repairs should be performed by a
trained technician in strict accordance with national and local codes.
Any repairs or maintenance performed by unqualified personnel
could be dangerous.
^ Check whether the burners are assembled correctly.
^ Make sure the gas holes in the
burner ring are clean and open.
... the ignitors no longer work?
Some minor problems can be fixed
without a service call.
What if ...
... the burners do not ignite after several attempts?
Check if:
^ the burners are assembled correctly.
^ the gas valve is open.
^ the burners are dry and clean.
^ the flame holes in the burners are
clean and unblocked.
^ the ignitors are wet.
^ the cooktop is plugged in and that
the circuit breaker has not tripped. If
lack of power is the problem, the
cooktop can be lit with a match. See
"Using the cooktop during a power
failure".
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^ Check if there is food residue between the ignitor and the burner.
^ Make sure the ignitor is dry.
... the flame appears different than
usual?
Check whether the burners are assembled correctly.
Nominal Rating Table
Normal burner
KM 342 G
KM 344 G
NG / LP-Gas
NG / LP-Gas
BTU/hr
kW
BTU/hr
kW
Max. output
9.000
2.6
9.000
2.6
Min. output
1.700
0.50
1.700
0.5
Max. output
12.000
3.5
12.000
3.5
Min. output
2.500
0.75
2.500
0.75
Max. output
15.300
4.5
15.300
4.5
Min. output
620
0.18
620
0.18
Max. output
15.300
4.5
16.500
4.8
Min. output
620
0.18
620
0.18
60.600
17.7
73.800
21.5
Fast burner
Wok burner left
Wok burner right
All burners
Max. output
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Connection
Gas connection
Electrical connection
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
The automatic ignition requires that the
cooktop be connected to a 120VAC, 60
Hz power supply. The supply line
should be protected by a 15A fuse.
In Massachusetts a licensed
plumber/gasfitter is required.
Actual power consumption (during ignition only) is 25W.
The appliance comes set for either Natural gas or LP Gas. With a special conversion kit it can be converted for use
with the alternative type of gas.
The conversion is described in the Installation instructions.
Should you have any questions, please
call the Miele Technical Service Department at:
USA 1-800-999-1360
techserv@mieleusa.com
CDN 1-800-565-6435
service@miele.ca
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This appliance is equipped with a
grounded 4.0 ft. (1.2 m) long power
cord (3 prong plug) ready for connection to the appropriate outlet.
Please place the power outlet so that it
is accessible after the appliance has
been installed in the countertop.
Do not cut or remove the grounding
prong from the plug. If the plug does
not fit the outlet, have the proper outlet installed by a licensed electrician.
After sales service
In the event of a fault which you cannot correct yourself please contact:
your Miele Dealer
or
the Miele Technical Service Department
USA 1-800-999-1360
techserv@mieleusa.com
CDN 1-800-565-6435
service@miele.ca
When contacting the Technical Service Department please quote the model and
serial number of your appliance. These are shown on the data plate.
Please paste the copy of the unit’s data plate here.
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