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Table of contents
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Safety precautions .....................................................................3
Causes of damage .............................................................................4
Environmental protection ..........................................................4
Environmentally-friendly disposal.....................................................4
Energy-saving tips...............................................................................4
Getting to know your appliance ................................................5
The hotplates .......................................................................................5
Hotplate and residual heat indicators .............................................5
Setting the hob ...........................................................................5
Switching the hob on and off ...........................................................5
Setting a hotplate................................................................................5
Table of cooking times ......................................................................5
Cleaning and care ...................................................................... 6
Ceramic ................................................................................................6
Hob surround.......................................................................................6
After-sales service ..................................................................... 7
Produktinfo
Additional information on products, accessories, replacement
parts and services can be found at www.bosch-home.com and
in the online shop www.bosch-eshop.com
: Safety precautions
Please read this manual carefully. Please
keep the instruction and installation manual
as well as the appliance certificate in a safe
place for later use or for subsequent
owners.
Check the appliance for damage after
unpacking it. Do not connect the appliance
if it has been damaged in transport.
Only a licensed professional may connect
appliances without plugs. Damage caused
by incorrect connection is not covered
under warranty.
This appliance is intended for domestic use
only. The appliance must only be used for
the preparation of food and drink. The
appliance must be supervised during
operation. Only use this appliance indoors.
This appliance is not intended for operation
with an external clock timer or a remote
control.
Do not use covers. These can cause
accidents, due to overheating, catching fire
or materials shattering, for example.
Do not use inappropriate child safety
shields or hob guards. These can cause
accidents.
This appliance may be used by children
over the age of 8 years old and by persons
with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or by persons with a lack of
experience or knowledge if they are
supervised or are instructed by a person
responsible for their safety how to use the
appliance safely and have understood the
associated hazards.
Children must not play with, on, or around
the appliance. Children must not clean the
appliance or carry out general maintenance
unless they are at least 8 years old and are
being supervised.
Keep children below the age of 8 years old
at a safe distance from the appliance and
power cable.
Risk of fire!
■ Hot oil and fat can ignite very quickly.
Never leave hot fat or oil unattended.
Never use water to put out burning oil or
fat. Switch off the hotplate. Extinguish
flames carefully using a lid, fire blanket or
something similar.
■ The hotplates become very hot. Never
place combustible items on the hob.
Never place objects on the hob.
■ The appliance gets hot. Do not keep
combustible objects or aerosol cans in
drawers directly underneath the hob.
Risk of burns!
The hotplates and surrounding area
(particularly the hob surround, if fitted)
become very hot. Never touch the hot
surfaces. Keep children at a safe distance.
Risk of electric shock!
■ Incorrect repairs are dangerous. Repairs
may only be carried out by one of our
trained after-sales engineers. If the
appliance is faulty, unplug the mains plug
or switch off the fuse in the fuse box.
Contact the after-sales service.
■ Do not use any high-pressure cleaners or
steam cleaners, which can result in an
electric shock.
Risk of fire!
Risk of fire!
Risk of electric shock!
Risk of electric shock!
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A defective appliance may cause electric
shock. Never switch on a defective
appliance. Unplug the appliance from the
mains or switch off the circuit breaker in
the fuse box. Contact the after-sales
service.
Risk of electric shock!
Cracks or fractures in the glass ceramic
may cause electric shocks. Switch off the
circuit breaker in the fuse box. Contact the
after-sales service.
Risk of injury!
Saucepans may suddenly jump due to
liquid between the pan base and the
hotplate. Always keep the hotplate and
saucepan bases dry.
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Causes of damage
Caution!
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Rough pot and pan bases scratch the ceramic.
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Avoid boiling pots dry. This may cause damage.
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Damage can occur if hard or pointed objects fall on the hob.
Aluminium foil and plastic containers melt on hot hotplates.
Oven protective foil is not suitable for your hob.
Never place hot pots or pans on the control panel, the
display area or the surround. This may cause damage.
Overview
The following table provides an overview of the most frequent
kinds of damage:
Damage
Cause
Action
Stains
Food spills
Remove spills immediately with a glass scraper.
Unsuitable cleaning agents
Only use cleaning agents which are suitable for ceramic
Salt, sugar and sand
Do not use the hob as a work surface or storage space.
Scratches
Rough pot and pan bases scratch the Check your cookware.
ceramic.
Discolouration
Blisters
Unsuitable cleaning agents
Only use cleaning agents which are suitable for ceramic
Pan abrasion (e.g. aluminium)
Lift the pots and pans when moving them.
Sugar, food with a high sugar content Remove spills immediately with a glass scraper.
Environmental protection
Environmentally-friendly disposal
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Dispose of packaging in an environmentally-friendly manner.
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This appliance is labelled in accordance with
European Directive 2012/19/EU concerning used
electrical and electronic appliances (waste electrical
and electronic equipment - WEEE). The guideline
determines the framework for the return and recycling
of used appliances as applicable throughout the EU.
Energy-saving tips
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Always place suitable lids on saucepans. When cooking
without a lid, considerably more energy is required. A glass
lid means that you can see inside without having to lift the lid.
Use pots and pans with even bases. Uneven bases increase
energy consumption.
The diameter of pot and pan bases should be the same size
as the hotplate. In particular, small saucepans on the hotplate
cause energy losses. Please note: cookware manufacturers
often indicate the upper diameter of the saucepan. This is
usually bigger than the diameter of the base of the pan.
Use a small saucepan for small quantities. A larger, less full
saucepan requires a lot of energy.
Cook with only a little water. This will save energy. Vitamins
and minerals in vegetables are preserved.
Always cover as large an area of the hotplate as possible
with your saucepan.
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Switch to a lower heat setting in good time.
Select a suitable ongoing cooking setting. You will waste
energy by using an ongoing cooking setting which is too
high.
Use the residual heat of the hob. For longer cooking times,
you can switch the hotplate off 5-10 minutes before the end
of the cooking time.
Getting to know your appliance
The instruction manual is the same for various different hobs.
An overview of the models with their dimensions is given on
page 2.
The hotplates
Hotplate
Activating and deactivating
hotplate
hotplate
The hotplate and residual heat indicators e light up when a
hotplate is warm:
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$ Single-circuit
ð Dual-circuit
Hotplate and residual heat indicators
To activate: turn the hotplate control clockwise to ð. Set the heat setting. To deactivate: turn the hotplate control to 0 and
reset. Never turn the hotplate control
beyond the ð symbol to 0.
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Hotplate indicator - during operation, shortly after you have
switched on a hotplate.
Residual heat indicator - after cooking, when the hotplate is
still warm.
You can use the residual heat to save energy, e.g. to keep a
small dish warm or to melt chocolate.
î Extended
To activate: Turn the hotplate control clockcooking zone wise to æ. Set the heat setting. To deactivate: turn the hotplate control to 0 and
reset. Never turn the hotplate control
beyond the æ symbol to 0.
Setting the hob
This section informs you how to set the hotplates. The table
shows heat settings and cooking times for various meals.
Switching the hob on and off
You can switch the hob on and off with the hotplate controls.
Setting a hotplate
Adjust the heat setting of the hotplates using the hotplate
controls.
Heat setting 1 = lowest setting
Heat setting 9 = highest setting
Note: Hotplate temperature is regulated by the heat switching
on and off. The heat may also switch on and off at the highest
setting.
Table of cooking times
The following table provides some examples.
For bringing liquids to the boil, use heat setting 9.
Cooking times and heat settings may vary depending on the
type of food, its weight and quality. Deviations are therefore
possible.
Stir thick liquids occasionally.
Ongoing cooking
setting
Ongoing cooking
time in minutes
1
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Stew (e.g. lentil stew)
1
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Milk**
1-2
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Dumplings
3-4*
20-30 min
Fish
3*
10-15 min
White sauces, e.g. béchamel sauce
1
3-6 min
Melting
Butter, gelatine
Heating and keeping warm
Poaching, simmering
* Ongoing cooking without lid
** Without lid
5
Ongoing cooking
setting
Ongoing cooking
time in minutes
Rice (with double the quantity of water)
3
15-30 min
Unpeeled boiled potatoes
3-4
25-30 min
Boiled potatoes
3-4
15-25 min
Pasta, noodles
5*
6-10 min
Stew, soups
3-4
15-60 min
Vegetables and frozen vegetables
3-4
10-20 min
Cooking in a pressure cooker
3-4
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Roulades
3-4
50-60 min
Pot roasts
3-4
60-100 min
Goulash
3-4
50-60 min
Escalope, plain or breaded
6-7
6-10 min
Chop, plain or breaded
6-7
8-12 min
Steak (3 cm thick)
7-8
8-12 min
Fish and fish fillet, plain or breaded
4-5
8-20 min
Fish and fish fillet, breaded and frozen, e.g. fish fingers
6-7
8-12 min
Stir fry, frozen
6-7
6-10 min
Pancakes
5-6
consecutively
Boiling, steaming, braising
Braising
Frying**
* Ongoing cooking without lid
** Without lid
Cleaning and care
The information in this section provides help on how best to
care for your hob.
Suitable maintenance and cleaning products can be purchased
from the after-sales service or in our e-Shop.
Ceramic
Clean the hob after each use. This will prevent spills from
burning onto the ceramic.
Only clean the hob when it has cooled down sufficiently.
Use only cleaning agents which are suitable for glass ceramic.
Follow the cleaning instructions on the packaging.
Never use:
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Undiluted washing-up liquid
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Detergent intended for dishwashers
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Scouring agents
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Harsh cleaning agents such as oven spray or stain remover
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Abrasive sponges
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High-pressure cleaners or steam jet cleaners
Ground-in dirt can be best removed with a glass scraper,
available from retailers. Please note the manufacturer's
instructions.
You can also obtain a suitable glass scraper from our aftersales service or from the e-Shop.
Using special sponges to clean glass ceramic achieves great
cleaning results.
Hob surround
To prevent damage to the hob surround, observe the following
instructions:
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Use only hot soapy water.
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Wash new sponge cloths thoroughly before use.
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Do not use any sharp or abrasive agents.
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Do not use the glass scraper.
After-sales service
Our after-sales service is there for you if your appliance should
need to be repaired. We are committed fo find the best solution
also in order to avoid an unnecessary call-out.
E number and FD number:
Please quote the E number (product number) and the FD
number (production number) of your appliance when
contacting the after-sales service. The rating plate bearing
these numbers can be found on the appliance certificate.
Please note that a visit from an after-sales service engineer is
not free of charge, even during the warranty period.
Please find the contact data of all countries in the enclosed
customer service list.
To book an engineer visit and product advice
GB
0844 8928979
Calls from a BT landline will be charged at up to
3 pence per minute. A call set-up fee of up to 6 pence
may apply.
IE
01450 2655
0.03 € per minute at peak. Off peak 0.0088 € per
minute.
Rely on the professionalism of the manufacturer. You can
therefore be sure that the repair is carried out by trained service
technicians who carry original spare parts for your appliances.
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Robert Bosch Hausgeräte GmbH
Carl-Wery-Straße 34
81739 München
Germany
www.bosch-home.com
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