Russell Hobbs 14390 Instruction manual

MODEL NO. 14390
Congratulations on purchasing our Russell Hobbs Glass Touch Toaster. Each unit is
manufactured to ensure safety and reliability. Before using this appliance for the first
time, please read the instruction manual carefully and keep it for future reference.
When using any electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed
including the following:
1. Please read the instructions carefully before using the toaster.
2. Always ensure that the voltage on the rating label corresponds to the mains
voltage in your home.
3. Incorrect operation and improper use can damage the toaster and cause injury to
the user.
4. The toaster is intended for household use only. Commercial use invalids the
warranty and the supplier can not be held responsible for injury or damage
caused when using the appliance for any other purpose than that intended.
5. Avoid any contact with moving parts.
6. This toaster is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
7. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the toaster.
8. Check the power cord and plug regularly for any damage. If the cord or the plug
is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or a qualified person in
order to avoid an electrical hazard.
9. Do not use the toaster if it has been dropped or damaged in any way. In case of
damage, take the unit in for examination and/or repair by an authorised service
10. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not immerse or expose the motor
assembly, plug or the power cord to water or any other liquid.
11. Never immerse the toaster in water or any other liquid for cleaning purposes.
12. Bread may burn. Don’t use the toaster near or below curtains or other
combustible materials and watch it while it’s hot.
13. The area around the toasting slot gets very hot – don’t touch!
14. Don’t cover the toaster or put anything on top of it.
15. If the bread gets jammed, unplug the toaster, let it cool, and carefully remove the
bread. Don’t use anything sharp, you’ll damage the elements.
16. Don’t toast “buttered” items, they may catch fire.
17. Don’t use torn, curled, or misshapen bread, you may jam the toaster.
18. Clean the crumbs out of your toaster frequently, to avoid a build up of crumbs.
This is unhygienic and could cause a fire hazard.
19. Don’t use the toaster unless the crumb tray is fitted and closed.
20. Remove the plug from the socket by gripping the plug. Do not pull on the cord to
disconnect the toaster from the mains. Always unplug the unit when not in use,
before cleaning or when adding or removing parts.
21. The use of accessory attachments that are not recommended or supplied by the
manufacturer may result in injuries, fire or electric shock.
22. A short cord is provided to reduce the hazards resulting from becoming
entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
23. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of a table or counter. Ensure that the cord
is not in a position where it can be pulled on inadvertently.
24. Do not allow the cord to touch hot surfaces and do not place on or near a hot gas
or electric burner or in a heated oven.
25. Do not use the toaster on a gas or electric cooking top or over or near an open
26. Use of an extension cord with this toaster is not recommended. However, if it is
necessary to use an extension lead, ensure that the lead is suited to the power
consumption of the toaster to avoid overheating of the extension cord, the toaster
or plug point. Do not place the extension cord in a position where it can be pulled
on by children or animals or tripped over.
27. This toaster is not suitable for outdoor use. Do not use this toaster for anything
other than its intended use.
28. DO NOT carry the toaster by the power cord.
29. Do not leave this toaster unattended during use. Always unplug the unit when not
in use or before cleaning.
30. Always operate the toaster on a smooth, even, stable surface. Do not place the
unit on a hot surface.
31. Ensure that the switch is in the “Off” position after each use.
32. The manufacturer does not accept responsibility for any damage or injury caused
by improper or incorrect use, or for repairs carried out by unauthorised
33. In case of technical problems, switch off the machine and do not attempt to repair
it yourself. Return the appliance to an authorised service facility for examination,
adjustment or repair. Always insist on the use of original spare parts. Failure to
comply with the above mentioned pre-cautions and instructions, could affect the
safe operation of this machine.
Don’t press
just touch them.
If you don’t touch the controls for 5 minutes, the lights will go out, to save
To wake the toaster, simply touch
1. Set the browning level to maximum (all browning level lights on).
2. Operate the toaster empty, to cure the new elements.
3. This may smell a bit, but it’s nothing to worry about. Ensure the room is well
4. Place the toaster upright on a stable, level, heat-resistant surface.
5. Do not place it on or near anything that could be damaged even by moderate
6. Bread may burn. Don’t use the toaster near or below curtains or other
combustible materials and watch it while it’s hot.
7. Route the cable so it doesn’t overhang, and can’t be tripped over or caught.
8. Place the plug in the main power socket.
9. The toaster will first run through a self-check routine.
10. The first four browning level lights will light up.
11. Touch
to lighten, or
to darken the toast.
12. The browning level lights will go on/off to indicate the level chosen.
13. The more lights glowing, the darker the toast.
14. Place the bread into the toasting slot (maximum thickness 28mm).
15. Press the lever down fully,
it won’t lock down unless the toaster is connected to the
electricity supply.
16. The browning level lights will count down:
a) the lights on the right, will flash, the lights to the left, will glow
b) the lights on the right will go out, the lights to the left, will flash
c) this will go on until all the lights are out
d) once they’ve all stopped glowing, the toast will pop up.
17. To stop the toaster mid-cycle, touch
18. The
light will glow, the toast will pop up, then the
light will go out.
19. After toasting small items (bagels, crumpets, etc.) the lever may be raised further, to
allow them to be removed much easier.
20. This takes the guesswork out of toasting frozen bread.
21. Leave the browning control at your required setting, place the frozen bread into the
slot, lower the lever, then touch
22. The
light will come on, and the toasting time will be altered automatically to give
the same degree of browning you get with unfrozen bread.
23. Use the lowest setting (one browning level light glowing).
24. You may only reheat plain, “unbuttered” toast.
25. If you toasting more than one slice, use slices of similar size, thickness and
26. Old (yesterday’s) bread contains less moisture, so makes crisper toast.
27. Old or thin bread, crisps faster than fresh or thick bread-use a lower setting.
28. Sweet bread products (tea cakes, fruit loaf, etc.) brown much quicker than ordinary
bread, so they too should be toasted on a lower setting.
29. Clean the crumbs out of your toaster frequently, to avoid a build up of crumbs. This is
unhygienic and is a potential fire hazard.
30. Unplug the toaster and let it cool down.
31. Slide the crumb tray out from underneath the toaster, and empty it.
32. Wipe the crumb tray with a damp cloth, dry it, and then place it back in the toaster.
33. Don’t use the toaster unless the crumb tray is fitted and closed.
This toaster is for household use only and is not user-serviceable.
Do not open or change any parts by yourself. Please refer to a qualified electrical
service department or return to the supplier if servicing is necessary.
Always remember to unplug the unit from the electrical outlet when not in use
and before cleaning.
The body of the toaster should be cleaned with a damp cloth. Do not let water
enter the toaster.
Do not use bleach or other abrasive substance or solvents to clean your toaster
as it can be damaging to the finish.
Do not immerse the toaster in water or any other liquid, or hold it under a running
tap to clean.
To remove stubborn spots/marks, wipe the surfaces with a cloth slightly
dampened in soapy water or mild non-abrasive cleaner. Rinse and dry a clean,
dry, soft cloth.
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet and clean all the parts as instructed above.
Ensure that all parts are dry before storing.
Store the toaster in its box or in a clean, dry place.
Never store the toaster while it is still wet or dirty.
Never wrap the power cord around the toaster.
There are no user serviceable parts in this toaster. If the unit is not operating correctly,
please check the following:
You have followed the instructions correctly
That the unit has been wired correctly and that the wall socket is switched on.
That the mains power supply is ON.
That the plug is firmly in the mains socket.
If the toaster still does not work after checking the above:
- Consult the retailer for possible repair or replacement. If the retailer fails to resolve the
problem and you need to return the toaster, make sure that:
The unit is packed carefully back into its original packaging.
Proof of purchase is attached.
A reason is provided for why it is being returned.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or an authorised
service agent, in order to avoid any hazard. If service becomes necessary within the
warranty period, the appliance should be returned to an approved Tedelex Trading (Pty)
Limited service centre. Servicing outside the warranty period is still available, but will,
however, be chargeable.
Should the need arise to change the fitted plug, follow the instructions below.
This unit is designed to operate on the stated current only. Connecting to other
power sources may damage the appliance. Connect a three-pin plug as follows:
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green/Yellow = Earth
= Neutral
= Live
Tedelex Trading (Pty) Limited (“Tedelex”) warrants to the original purchaser of this product (“the
customer”) that this product will be free of defects in quality and workmanship which under normal
personal, family or household use and purpose may manifest within a period of 1 (one) year from
the date of purchase (“warranty period”).
Where the customer has purchased a product and it breaks, is defective or does not work
properly for the intended purpose, the customer must notify the supplier from whom the customer
bought the product (“the supplier”) thereof within the warranty period. Any claim in terms of this
warranty must be supported by a proof of purchase. If proof of purchase is not available, then
repair, and/or service charges may be payable by the customer to the supplier.
The faulty product must be taken to the supplier's service centre to exercise the warranty.
The supplier will refund, repair or exchange the product in terms of this warranty subject to
legislative requirements. This warranty shall be valid only where the customer has not broken the
product himself, or used the product for something that it is not supposed to be used for. The
warranty does not include and will not be construed to cover products damaged as a result of
disaster, misuse, tamper, abuse or any unauthorised modification or repair of the product.
This warranty will extend only to the product provided at the date of the purchase and not to any
expendables attached or installed by the customer.
If the customer requests that the supplier repairs the product and the product breaks or fails to
work properly within 3 (three) months of the repair and not as a result of misuse, tampering or
modification by or on behalf of the customer, then the supplier may replace the product or pay a
refund to the customer.
The customer may be responsible for certain costs where products returned are not in the original
packaging, or if the packaging is damaged. This will be deducted from any refund paid to the
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