Instructions for Installation and Use Sealed Plate Hobs

Instructions for Installation and Use
Sealed Plate Hobs
Note: Ensure that the hob unit is securely fixed to the worktop
before use.
To the Installer
Before installation fill in the product details on the back cover of
this booklet. The information can be found on the rating plate.
To the User
You must read the instructions prior to installing and using the
appliance and then retain them for future reference.
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CONTENTS
Introduction
For Your Safety – Always
For Your Safety – Never
Using Your Hob
Something Wrong ?
Care & Cleaning
Installation
Service
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Back Cover
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INTRODUCTION
Your new hob is guaranteed* and will give lasting service. This guarantee is only applicable if
the appliance has been installed in accordance with the installation instructions detailed in this
booklet.
To help make best use of your cooking equipment,
please read this booklet carefully.
The hob is designed specifically for domestic use and
responsibility will not be accepted for use in any other
installation.
When first using the hob ensure that the room is well ventilated (e.g. open a window or use
an extractor fan) and that persons who may be sensitive to the odour avoid any fumes. It is
suggested that any pets be removed from the room until the smell has ceased. This odour is
due to temporary finish on elements.
May we wish you many years of carefree successful cooking and remember
our Home Economics Department is always available for advice if you write to:
The Home Economist,
Creda Limited,
P.O. Box 5,
Creda Works,
Blythe Bridge,
Stoke-on-Trent,
ST11 9LJ
* The guarantee is subject to the provisions that the appliance:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
Has been used solely in accordance with the Users Instruction Book.
Has been properly connected to a suitable supply voltage as stated on
the rating plate attached to this equipment.
Has not been subjected to misuse or accident or been modified or
repaired by any person other than the authorised employee or agent.
Has been correctly installed.
This appliance conforms to the following EEC Directives:
Low Voltage Equipment
73/23/EEC
93/68/EEC
Electromagnetic Compatibility
89/336/EEC
92/31/EEC
93/68/EEC
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FOR YOUR SAFETY
When used properly, your appliance is completely safe but as with any
electrical product there are certain precautions that must be observed.
PLEASE READ THE PRECAUTIONS BELOW BEFORE USING YOUR
APPLIANCE.
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Always make sure you remove all packaging and literature from the appliance before
switching on for the first time.
Always make sure you understand the controls prior to using the appliance.
Always keep children away from the appliance when in use as the surfaces will get
extremely hot during and after cooking.
Always make sure all controls are turned off when you have finished cooking and when
not in use.
Always take care to avoid heat/steam burns when operating the controls.
Always turn off the electricity supply at the wall switch and allow the appliance to cool
before cleaning .
Always keep the appliance clean as a build up of grease or fat from cooking can cause
a fire.
Always follow the basic principles of food handling and hygiene to prevent the
possibility of bacterial growth.
Always refer servicing to a qualified appliance service engineer.
Always use a deep pan, large enough to completely cover the appropriate heating
area.
Always dry food thoroughly before frying, and lower it slowly into the hot oil or fat.
Frozen foods, in particular, will cause frothing and spitting, if added too quickly.
Always keep the outside of the pan clean and free from streaks of oil or fat.
Always place pans centrally over the hotplate making sure handles are kept away from
the edge of the hob and cannot become heated by other hoplates / pans.
SAFETY ADVICE
IMPORTANT - As with any cooking appliances there could be some fire risk attached to
the heating of oil, particularly for deep fat frying. Cooking utensils containing oil must not
be left unattended (e.g. to answer the telephone) on or in close proximity to the patterned
cooking areas.
IN THE EVENT OF A CHIP PAN OR ANY OTHER PAN FIRE:
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TURN OFF THE COOKING APPLIANCE AT THE WALL SWITCH.
COVER THE PAN WITH A FIRE BLANKET OR DAMP CLOTH, this will smother the
flames and extinguish the fire.
LEAVE THE PAN TO COOL FOR AT LEAST 60 MINUTES BEFORE MOVING IT.
Injuries are often caused by picking up a hot pan and rushing outside with it.
NEVER USE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO PUT OUT A PAN FIRE as the force of the
extinguisher is likely to tip the pan over. Never use water to extinguish oil or
fat fires..
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FOR YOUR SAFETY
NEVER
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Never leave children unsupervised where a cooking appliance is installed as all
cooking surfaces will be hot during and after use.
Never allow anyone to sit or stand on any part of the appliance.
Never store items above the appliance that children may attempt to reach.
Never leave anything on the hob surface when unattended and not in use.
Never heat up unopened food containers as pressure can build up causing the
container to burst.
Never store chemicals, food stuffs or pressurised containers in or on the
appliance, or in cabinets immediately above or next to the appliance.
Never place aluminium or plastic foil or plastic containers directly on the hob
surface.
Never fill a deep fat frying pan more than 1/3 full of oil, or use a lid. DO NOT
LEAVE UNATTENDED WHILE COOKING.
Never use the appliance as a room heater.
Never dry any items on the hob or oven doors.
Never install the appliance next to curtains or other soft furnishings.
Never try to fry too much food at a time, especially frozen food. This only
lowers the temperature of the oil or fat too much, resulting in greasy food.
Never cook directly on the hob surface without a cooking utensil, as this will result
in damage to the surface of the hob.
Never use the hob as a worktop surface as damage may occur to the smooth
surface of the hob.
Never drag or slide utensils on the hob surface as this will cause scratches in the
surface of the hob.
Never allow a cooking utensil to come into contact with the hob surround as
damage may occur.
Never use a utensil with a base diameter greater than 25cm (10ins.).
Never leave utensils partly covering the heated areas.
Never use steam cleaners.
Pressure cookers or other large pans should be used on the front cooking areas.
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USING YOUR HOB
Choice Of Utensils
Every Electric Hob deserves the right choice of utensils. We recommend for
optimum performance the use of good quality utensils.
PANS SHOULD NOT:
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● Use good quality flat-based
cookware on all electric heat
sources.
● Ensure pans have clean, dry
bases before use.
Be concave
(bowed in)
● Ensure pans match size of
heating area.
Be convex
(bowed out)
Be rimmed
Be deeply ridged
Never ✗
● Use gauze, metal pan
diffusers, asbestos mats and
stands e.g. Wok stands –
they can cause overheating.
● Use utensils with skirts or
rims e.g. buckets and some
kettles.
● Use badly dented or
distorted pans.
● Remember good quality pans
retain heat well, so generally
only a low or medium heat is ● Leave an element switched
on when not cooking.
necessary.
● Cook food directly on the
hotplate.
● Ensure pan handles are
positioned safely and away
● Drag or slide utensils across
from heat sources.
the hob surface.
● Lift pans, do not drag.
● Place large preserving pans
or fish kettles across two
● Use pan lids except when
hotplates.
frying.
● Deal with spillage immediately ● Place plastic vessels or
utensils on a hot hob.
but with care.
But essentially Flat
● Use the hob as an area for
storage
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Always place
pans centrally on
the hotplate
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USING YOUR HOB
DO NOT allow young children near to the appliance when the hob is in
use as the surfaces get extremely hot.
OPERATION WHEN USING THE SEALED PLATE HOB
Step 1 Place the saucepan centrally on the required hotplate.
Step 2 Turn the required hotplate control knob to the required setting.
Set to:1-6 Single Circuit Hotplate
1=Low, 6=High
Step 3 After use, turn control(s) to their OFF (O) position.
A neon is illuminated if any of the hotplates are ON.
CONTROLS SETTING GUIDE
This table is provided only as a guide - settings also depend on the type of pan used
and the quantity of food.
Knob Position
1
1 or 2
3
4 or 5
5 or 6
6
Type of food
To melt butter, chocolate, etc.
To heat food gently to keep small amounts of
water simmering, to heat sauces, containing egg
yolks and butter.
To simmer - stews, meat, fish, vegetables, fruit.
To heat solid and liquid foods - Keep water
boiling - Thaw frozen vegetables -Make 2-3 egg
omelettes - Various types of cooking - dishes
fruit and vegetables.
To cook foods, jams, etc
To seal meat and fry fish.
Frying potatoes etc., Bringing water to the boil.
WARNING : Extreme caution should be used when cleaning the hot
hob. Do not leave anything on the hob when it is not in use. Never
leave a hotplate switched on without a pan as this wastes energy and
will shorten the life of the hotplate.
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USING YOUR HOB - FEATURES
The rating plate for all the models is situated on the underside of the base panel.
1
2
2
Heating Areas : (1) 1.0 kW
(2) 1.5 kW
(3) 2.0 kW Red Spot
(4) 1.5 kW Red Spot
1
Model No.
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4
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1
E720E
R720E
42352 (Colonial Green)
42353 (Colonial White)
42386 (Colonial Blue)
230 - 240V ˜ 5.5 - 6.0kW 50 Hz
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2
Heating Areas :
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Model No.
D700E
2
1
3
1.0
1.5
1.5
1.0
kW
kW
kW
kW
230 - 240V ˜ 5.5 - 6.0kW 50 Hz
4
3
4
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SOMETHING WRONG ?
Before contacting your Creda Service Centre / Installer, check the following; there may be
nothing wrong with your appliance.
PROBLEM
CHECK
Nothing works
Is the main wall switch to the cooker turned on ?.
If a control is on, the adjacent ‘hob on’ lamp will illuminate.
Hotplates are slow to boil
or will not simmer
Check that your pans conform with the recommendations
detailed in this book.
Disposal of your product
To minimise the risk of injury to children please dispose of your product carefully
and safely. Remove all doors and lids (where fitted). Remove the mains cable
(where fitted) by cutting off flush with the appliance and always ensure that no
plug is left in a condition where it could be connected to the electricity supply.
To help the environment Local Authority instructions should be followed for the
disposal of you product.
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CARE AND CLEANING
SWITCH OFF THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BEFORE CLEANING.
BEFORE SWITCHING ON AGAIN, ENSURE THAT ALL
CONTROLS ARE IN THE OFF POSITION.
NEVER USE BIOLOGICAL WASHING POWDER, HARSH
ABRASIVES, SCOURING PADS, AEROSOL CLEANERS OR
OVEN CHEMICAL CLEANERS OF ANY KIND.
Cleaning materials to avoid.
1. Household abrasive powders, e.g. Vim.
2. Oven chemical cleaners, aerosols and oven pads. Caustic cleaners such as these will etch
the surface and attack the metal frame.
3. Bath and sink cleaners may mark the surface.
4. Cleaning agents containing hypochlorites are unsuitable for long term contact with
stainless steel and even when used in the highly diluted form, they can give pitting under
certain conditions. Most common domestic bleaches/sterilising solutions contain chlorine in
the form of sodium hypochlorite. They should always be used to the strengths prescribed
by the manufacturer and should be thoroughly rinsed off with clean water immediately after
use.
Electric sealed hotplates
The cleaning of sealed hotplates should be done when they are cold, using a soap filled Brillo
pad, following the grain of the hotplate. This will ensure that any stubborn, burnt on spillages
are removed. Wipe over with a damp clean cloth, making sure that all the cleaner has been
removed. Finally, turn on hotplate to warm for a few minutes, then smear with a little cooking
oil to provide a protective coating, or the restorative agent Homecare Four Hob, available from
Credacare Spares or leading supermarkets. The bezels will mellow with use to a burnished
gold colour, a soap filled Brillo pad will help to keep them bright, care should be taken not to
damage the vitreous enamel hob surface.
Note: We do not recommend the use of decorative covers over the hot hotplates as these can
hold condensation and cause corrosion. Accidental operation with a cover in place can cause
intense heat. Never place saucepan lids on the hotplates, as this may cause corrosion.
Control knobs
Wipe over the knobs with a soft cloth wrung out in hot soapy water or mild non-abrasive
cleaner. Then, after wiping with a cloth wrung out in clear water, dry with a soft clean cloth.
Never use scouring pads or abrasive cleaners/powders which may scratch the surface.
Vitreous enamel hob surround
Wipe with a cloth wrung out in hot soapy water. Stubborn stains can be removed with a cream
paste, liquid cleaner or by rubbing with fine steel wool soap pads.
Check that the cleaning agent is approved by the Vitreous Enamel Development Council.
After use, slight discolouration of the stainless steel surface may be visible around the heater
areas. This is normal and is due to the high temperatures of the heaters. The colour can be
restored with the use of stainless steel cleaners such as ‘Bar Keepers Friend’ or similar
carefully following the manufacturer’s instructions.
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INSTALLATION
WARNING - THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
All Creda hobs are suitable for installation over any Creda Build-in or Build-Under
Ovens. Your hob should have been checked to ensure that the voltage corresponds with
your voltage supply. This is stated on the rating plate, which is situated on the under side
of the base panel. The appliance must be connected by a contractor/engineer such as one
who is registered with the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting
(NICEIC). A suitable double-pole control unit with a minimum rating of 30A and a minimum
contact clearance of 3mm should be used. This should be fitted adjacent to the cooker in
accordance with the latest IEE regulations. Where a hob is fitted adjacent to an oven, a 45
amp Double Pole control switch should be used to feed both units via separate suitably rated
cables.
The power supply cable should conform to B.S.6004 with a conductor size of 2.5mm2. The
control unit should be easily accessible in the event of an emergency. This appliance
conforms to B.S.EN55014 regarding suppression of radio and television interference. The
hob should be connected to the supply in such a way that it can easily be isolated for
cleaning and servicing. The control unit should be positioned to the side of the hob and be
readily accessible in case of an emergency.
If the hob is installed above an oven unit, the installer should also refer to the oven
installation instructions in case any other mains cable is recommended for the hob.
Place the hob face down taking care not to damage the controls or hob surface. Access to
the mains terminals is gained by removing the rear access cover. The mains cable must
pass through the cable clamp adjacent to the terminal block. Sufficient cable should be used
to allow the hob to be pulled out for servicing. Replace the screws and tighten.
Always check that the cable does not come into contact with the hob base. This can be
achieved by routing the hob cable and securing it either to the cabinet side or rear wall in
such a way that it cannot touch any part of the base. Always ensure that the cable between
the hob and main switch is free from twists or kinks throughout its length.
SITING THE HOB
The hob is designed to fit into worktop and base unit(s) with a cutout as shown in Fig.1. Any
obstruction such as supports or side panels must be removed to allow 30mm minimum
depth below the worktop cutout. Any overhead surface of combustible material must not be
closer than 600mm. Adjacent side vertical walls or kitchen furniture must not be closer than
50mm to the edge of the cutout. It is recommended that a shelf is fitted to the cabinet under
the hob, but no closer than 30mm to prevent access to the underside of the hob which will
become hot when in use.
Adjacent side walls which project above hob level, should be protected by heat resistant
material. If a cooker hood is to be installed refer to the manufacturer’s instructions
regarding fixing heights.
NB Do not over tighten the hob clamps as distortion of the hob may occur.
Note: Due to many different types of installation, a mains cable is not supplied with
this product. The installer will fit the correct type and length of cable.
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INSTALLATION
FITTING THE HOB
Unpack the hob from the carton.
Remove the bag containing the sealing tape, fixing brackets and screws.
Fit the sealing tape around the edge of the cut-out in the worktop.
Lower the hob into the worktop ensuring the mains lead is fed into the base unit and is not
trapped under the flanges.
Fix the hob to the worktop using the fixing brackets and screws (see Fig 2) ensuring at the
same time it is pushed forward and to the right within the cut-out. The brackets can either
be hooked into the base panel slots or used to form a bridge between the panel and the
worktop. Brackets fitted in the corners can either be fitted across to the sides, front or back
of the worktop.
NB Do not over tighten the hob clamps as distortion of the hob may occur.
Connect the hob to the electrical supply (see INSTALLATION).
Ensure that the hob is functioning correctly prior to use. Instruct the user in the operation
of the hob.
Fig. 1
IMPORTANT
Minimum unobstructed depth
30mm
50mm
560
mm
mm
490
Front edge
of worktop
Worktop thickness
Preferred 30-40mm
19mm minimum
recommended
Fig. 2
40mm
worktop
FIXING CLAMP
Outside base of hob
Inside base of hob
30mm
worktop
Note: Do not over tighten the hob clamps as distortion of the hob may occur.
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Key Contacts
Service
Creda has the largest appliance manufacturer’s service team in Europe,
trained specialists directly employed by us to ensure your complete
confidence.
Repair Service
UK: 08709 066 066
Republic of Ireland: 1850 302 220
You will be asked for the following information:Name, address and postcode.
Telephone number
Model / Serial number of the appliance
Clear and concise details of the query or fault
Place and Date of purchase
(Please keep the receipt as evidence will be required when the engineer calls).
Extended Warranty
To join: UK 08709 088 088
Republic of Ireland: 1850 302 220
Genuine Parts & Accessories
Mail Order Hotline
UK: 08709 077 077
Republic of Ireland: (01) 842 6836
For further product information
08701 54 64 74
All Creda Services are offered as an extra benefit and do not affect your statutory rights.
General Domestic Appliances Limited, Morley Way, Peterborough, PE2 9JB
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March 2001 Part No. 4266200002-02