Operating
Instructions for the
KM 408-1
Contact Grill
To prevent accidents and
machine damage,
read the Operating Manual
before installation or use.
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M.-Nr. 05 422 400
Contents
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
General notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Disposal of packing materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Disposal of an old appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Cleaning and heating for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Using the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Turning on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Grilling tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Data plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
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Description of the appliance
Description of the appliance
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Grilling area
Operating indicator light / Residual heat indicator
Control knob
Power supply cord
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Warning and Safety instructions
Warning and Safety instructions
Installation and connection
When using your 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, disconnect the
power supply by either removing
the fuse, unplugging the unit or manually “tripping” the circuit breaker.
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Correct usage
Do not operate the appliance until
properly installed in the countertop.
This appliance is intended for
residential use only.
Use the appliance only for its intended purpose. The manufacturer
cannot be held responsible for damages caused by improper use of the
cooktop.
This appliance is for grilling the
food directly on the ceramic surface. Do not use any utensils, pans etc.
in between ceramic surface and food.
Never use the appliance to warm
or heat the room.
This appliance must not be set up
or operated outdoors.
Warning and Safety instructions
Protection from damage
Do not drop anything on the ceramic surface of the grill. Although
the ceramic glass is shatter and
scratch resistant, it is not shatter or
scratch proof.
Do not use any pots or pans on the
grill as these can cause the appliance to overheat and damage the ceramic surface.
Do not use a steam cleaner to
clean the appliance. Steam could
penetrate to electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
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.
Hard objects can scratch the ceramic glass. Only use teflon
coated or heat resistant plastic spatulas or utensils on the grill.
Do not allow either solid or liquid
sugar, pieces of plastic or aluminium foil to get on the ceramic surface
while it is hot. If these residues are
allowed to cool on the ceramic surface
pitting or even cracking could occur.
Should sugar, plastic or aluminium fall
on to the grill, first switch the appliance
off, and then immediately, while it is still
hot, scrape off all the remains from the
grill with a shielded blade scraper, taking great care not to burn yourself on
the hot surface.
Clean the cooktop once it has cooled.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Protection from burns
The appliance becomes very hot
when in use. Make sure that no
one comes in contact with it.
Do not store toys or items of interest to children in cabinets above
or behind the appliance. Children
climbing onto the grill to reach these
items may become seriously injured.
Do not allow children to operate or
play with, or near, the grill.
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 heating element. Do not
use towels or other bulky items near
the appliance.
Wear proper apparel. Loose fitting
or hanging garments should never
be worn while cooking.
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 grill
when not in use.
Do not let cooking grease or other
flammable materials accumulate
on the appliance.
Do not leave the appliance unattended while in use. Overheated
food can ignite.
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Never put water or ice on to a hot
grill. This can cause a serious reaction leading to injury.
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.
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.
Warning and Safety instructions
Damage to the appliance
In the event of any damage to the
appliance, it must be turned off immediately and disconnected from the
electricity supply by either removing
the fuse, unplugging the unit or manually “tripping” the circuit breaker.
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 being carried out.
Repairs should only be performed
by qualified technicians to ensure
safety. Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be dangerous.
Under no circumstances open the
outer casing of the appliance.
While the appliance is under warranty repairs should only performed by a Miele authorized technician. Otherwise the warranty is
invalidated.
Any breakages or cracks in the ceramic surface of the appliance are
defects and must be treated as such.
Do not use the appliance until it has
been repaired.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Further safety notes
When using a portable appliance
near the grill, make sure that its
power cord does not come into contact
with the grill.
Always make sure food is sufficiently cooked or reheated. Many
factors affect the overall cooking time,
including the size and amount of food,
its temperature, and the recipe. Some
foods may contain microorganisms that
are only destroyed by thorough cooking. If in doubt, select a longer cooking
or reheating time.
Always cook pork thoroughly to ensure that the meat is safe to eat.
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Before discarding an old appliance, remove the power cord
and any doors to prevent it from becoming a hazard.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND
REVIEW THEM PERIODICALLY
Throughout the manual, important
safety items will be highlighted in
boxes and should be read in conjunction with these “Warning and
Safety instructions.”
Before using for the first time
Before using for the first time
General notes
A copy of the data plate for your appliance is included with this manual. It
should be placed in the space provided at the back of this book.
Keep these instructions in a safe place
for reference, and pass them on to any
future user.
The address of the nearest Miele Technical Service Department can be found
on the back cover. If it becomes
necessary to contact the Technical Service Department, please have the
model and serial number of the appliance available. Both are listed on the
data plate.
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Before using for the first time
Disposal of packing materials
Disposal of an old appliance
The cardboard box and packing materials protect the appliance during
shipping. They have been designed to
be biodegradable and recyclable.
Please dispose of these materials as
you would any other recyclable products.
Old appliances contain materials that
can be recycled. Please contact your
local recycling center about the possibility of recycling these materials.
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Before discarding an old appliance,
remove the power cord and any
doors to prevent it from becoming a
hazard.
Before using for the first time
Cleaning and heating for the
first time
Before using for the first time clean the
appliance with a damp cloth and then
dry with a soft cloth.
Do not use liquid dish soap, this
can leave a permanent blue sheen
on the ceramic surface.
Metal components have a protective
coating which may give off a slight
smell 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.
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Before using for the first time
Turning on and off
The grill can be turned on or off by turning the control knob either clockwise or
counterclockwise. ‘‘0’’ is off.
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The Operating indicator light / Residual
heat indicator c will illuminate when
the control knob is turned on. As long
as the burner is hot, this light will remain on. Once the surface temperature
has reached a safe level, the light will
go out.
Before using for the first time
Type of cooking
Keeping food warm
Steaming fruit (apple slices, peach halves, sliced bananas, etc.
Stir-frying vegetables (sliced mushrooms, green/red pepper strips,
onions, etc.)
Slow cooking of fish, meat, sausages, etc. (without frying)
Rapid cooking or frying of meat, fish, eggs, pancakes, etc.
Grilling steaks, potato pancakes,marinated meat dishes, stir-frying
meats, etc.
Setting
1-2
2-4
5-7
7-9
9-11
11-12
These settings are given as a guide only. The cooking time will depend upon the
amount and type of food, its texture and thickness.
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Before using for the first time
Grilling tips
Do not use any pots or pans when
using the grilll as these can cause
the appliance to overheat and may
permanently damage the ceramic
surface.
Wipe the cold grill clean with a
damp cloth before each use.
Select the desired setting and preheat the grill for 4 - 6 minutes.
For the best flavor when grilling
meat, make sure the setting is high
enough to sear the meat and lock in
the juices. If the setting is too low,
the cooked meat will be dry.
Food which has been soaked in a
marinade containing oil can be
placed directly on the grill; otherwise
lightly oil or grease the cooking area.
Small amounts of wine, water, or
stock can be used to steam foods.
Cognac, spirits and fruit brandies
can also be used to flambé.
Do not flambé under an exhaust
hood. Flames could be drawn up
into the hood by the suction or the
grease filters may ignite.
Dry wet foods with paper towels before cooking to minimize splattering.
To prevent meat from drying out, salt
it after grilling.
Cut fish into bite-size pieces or fillets, and brush with lemon juice.
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When possible, select thin cuts of
meat that can be grilled quickly.
When cooking thicker cuts, first sear
them at a high setting, then turn the
grill down so they can finish cooking
slowly.
Wash fruits and cut them into pieces
before cooking. Sprinkling them with
lemon juice will help prevent the
pieces from turning brown.
Vegetables can be cut into slices,
rings, cubes or sticks. The smaller
the pieces, the quicker they will
cook. Whole vegetables can be parboiled to reduce the cooking time
and to help minimize starch deposits
on the grill surface.
Turn or stir food using a Teflon
coated or heat-resistant plastic spatula.
Turn or stir food frequently to prevent
burning.
Cleaning and care
Cleaning and care
Under no circumstances use a
steam cleaner to clean this appliance. Pressurized steam could
cause permanent damage to the
surface and to components for
which the manufacturer cannot accept responsibility.
Do not use any sharp pointed objects which could damage the seal
between the ceramic surface and
the surrounding frame and between
the frame and the top.
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.
Do not use liquid dish soap on the
ceramic surface as it can leave a
blue sheen on the surface which
may be difficult to remove.
The ceramic surface can be
cleaned using a cleaner for ceramic
surfaces. Follow the manufacturer’s
instructions on the packaging.
Clean the grill after each use.
Allow the grill to cool down. Use a
damp cloth to remove any debris. Stubborn soiling can be removed with a
shielded scraper blade.
Then apply a cleaner for ceramic surfaces using a soft cloth or paper towel.
This way any limescale deposits,
caused by water boiling over and metallic marks (aluminium deposits) are
removed.
Finally, wipe over the surface with a
damp cloth and then dry with a soft,
clean cloth.
Should any sugar, plastic or aluminium foil spill or fall on to the cooktop
while it is in use, first turn off the cooktop. Then immediately, while the surface is still hot, use a shielded scraper
blade to scrape off the sugar, plastic or
aluminium foil, taking care not to burn
yourself. Allow the cooktop to cool
down and then clean with a suitable
ceramic cooktop cleaner.
Ensure that every trace of cleaner
has been removed by rinsing the ceramic surface with clean water. Any
remaining trace could taint food
when the grill is next used.
After cleaning, thoroughly dry the
ceramic surface with a soft cloth to
prevent a build up of limescale
deposits.
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Problem solving guide
Problem solving guide
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.
Some minor problems can be resolved
as follows:
What to do if...
... there is a slight odor during the
first use of the cooktop
This is normal, and occurs as the moisture in the insulation evaporates.
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... the grill does not heat when
turned on
Check whether:
the electrical circuit has blown a fuse
or “tripped” the circuit breaker. If
power can not be restored, it may be
necessary to call either an electrician or the Miele Technical Service
Dept.
... a humming noise is heard while
the grill is heating up
This is normal. The sound will disappear once the grill is hot.
Electrical connection
Electrical connection
All electrical work should be performed by a qualified electrician in
accordance with local and national
codes.
Note to the installer:
Please leave these instructions with
the consumer.
WARNING:
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
GROUNDED
The appliance is provided with 3 leads;
L1 (black), L2 (red) and GND (green).
They must be connected to a dedicated line through the use of an approved junction box.
For further information, see the wiring
diagram provided with the appliance.
Power supply:
Please check the data plate for
240 VAC, 60 Hz, 15A, or
208 VAC, 60Hz, 15A and make sure
your electrical supply matches the data
plate.
Caution:
Disconnect the appliance from the
main power supply before servicing. To reduce the risk of electric
shock, make sure that the appliance is properly grounded after
installation.
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After sales service
After sales service
See the back page for the phone number of the nearest Miele Technical Service
Department.
Please have the model and serial number of the appliance available when contacting the Technical Service Department.
Space for data label
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