Miele Gas cooktop Operating instructions

Operating Instructions
Gas Cooktop
KM 360
To prevent accidents and
machine damage,
read the Operating Manual
installation or use.
en - US
M.-Nr. 06 389 900
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.
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
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
(In Massachusetts a licensed plumber / gas fitter)
– Note to the installer:
Please leave this instruction book with the
consumer for the local electrical / gas inspector’s
Guide to the cooktop
Before using the cooktop
Cleaning the cooktop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Using the cooktop
Turning on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Pan size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Suitable pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Safety feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Using the cooktop during a power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Cleaning and Care
Burners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Frequently asked questions
After sales service
Help protect our environment
Installation and connection
When using your gas appliance
follow basic safety precautions
including the following:
~ 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
~ Read all instructions before using for ~
designed for maritime use or for use in
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.
~ Install the appliance so that the
power cord and gas piping do not
come into contact with any portion of
the cooktop which may become hot
during use.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
main electrical supply using an
extension cord. Extension cords do not
meet the safety requirements of this
mobile installations such as aircraft or
recreational vehicles. However, under
certain circumstances it may be
possible for 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
~ If there is any doubt concerning
installation contact Miele’s Technical
Service Department.
U 1-800-999-1360
V 1-800-565-6435
Correct usage
~ Do not operate the cooktop until it is
properly installed in the countertop.
~ This appliance is intended for
residential cooking only.
~ 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
~ Use the appliance only for its
intended purpose.
~ For safety and stability, do not use
~ Be sure drafts do not blow
flammable material toward the flames
or push the flames so that they extend
beyond the edges of the pan.
~ Only certain types of glass, ceramic
~ Install the cooktop in a room that
has sufficient ventilation.
~ This appliance must not be
operated outdoors.
~ Do not use aluminum foil to line any
part of the cooktop.
~ For proper lighting and performance
of the burners, keep the igniters clean
and dry.
~ Make sure all components of the
gas burners are assembled correctly
before using the cooktop.
~ Ensure that any burners in use are
always covered with a pan.
pans with a bottom diameter smaller
than the burner grate.
or other glazed cookware are suitable
for use on a cooktop without breaking
due to the sudden temperature change.
~ Do not store aerosols, gasoline,
combustibles or any other flammable
materials underneath or adjacent to the
WARNING - NEVER use this
appliance as a space heater to heat
or warm the room. Doing so may
result in carbon monoxide poisoning
and overheating.
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.
Personal safety
~ The burners become very hot when
in use. Make sure that no one comes in
contact with the burners.
~ 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 leave children unattended in
an area where the appliance is in use.
~ Do not allow children to operate or
play with the cooktop. Keep all pans
out of reach.
~ Use only dry, heat resistant
potholders. Moist or damp potholders
used on hot surfaces can result in
steam burns. Do not let potholders
touch the hot burners. Do not use
towels or other bulky items near the
~ Be aware of loose fitting or hanging
garments while operating the cooktop,
they may present a fire hazard.
~ Do not heat unopened food
containers. Built-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
~ Do not leave the cooktop
unattended while in use. Overheated
food can 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.
~ The flame should be the same size
as the bottom of the pan. Do not use
small pans with high flame settings as
the flames can climb the sides of the
~ Only use cooking utensils suitable
for cooktop use.
~ Pan handles and utensils should be
turned inward and not extend over the
countertop to reduce the risk of burns
and the ignition of flammable materials
and spills.
~ 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.
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
electrical 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
~ When using a portable appliance
~ Any breakages or cracks in the
disconnect it from the gas and
electrical supply and cut off the power
cord to prevent it from becoming a
ceramic surface of the appliance are
defects and must be treated as such.
Do not use the appliance until it has
been repaired.
~ 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.
near the cooktop, make sure that the
power cord does not come in contact
with the cooktop.
~ Do not use containers made of
plastic or aluminum. They melt at high
~ Do not heat empty pots or pans, this
may cause damage.
~ Before discarding an old appliance,
~ While the appliance is under
warranty, repairs should only be
performed by a Miele authorized
service technician. Otherwise the
warranty is void.
Guide to the cooktop
a Fast burner
Control Knobs
b Auxiliary burner
h front left
c Normal burners
i rear left
d Grates
j rear right
e Burner symbols
k front right
f Power cord
g Plug
Guide to the cooktop
l Burner cap
m Burner head
n Burner base
o Ignition Safety control
p Ignitor
Before usingg the cooktop
Cleaning the cooktop
Before using for the first time clean the
appliance as follows:
^ Wash the removable parts of the gas
burner in a mild solution of warm
water and liquid dish soap.
^ Wipe dry and reassemble them in the
proper order (see the "Cleaning and
Care" section).
^ Wipe the cooktop surface with a
damp cloth and dry thoroughly.
Metal components have a protective
coating which may give off a slight odor
the first time your new appliance is
The harmless odor will dissipate after a
short time and does not indicate a
faulty connection or appliance defect.
Using the cooktop
Turning on and off
The control knobs are used to turn the
burners on and regulate the strength of
the flames.
Since the outer portion of the flame is
much hotter than the center, the flame
should be set so that its tips do not
extend beyond the sides of the pan.
Flame tips which extend beyond the
sides of the pan are hazardous.
Turning off
^ Turn the knob clockwise to "Off".
Off Cooktop is turned off
Highest flame
Lowest flame
Turning on
^ To turn on the burner, press the
control knob down and turn it
counterclockwise to the large flame
symbol. The ignitor will click and
ignite the gas.
^ When the flame appears, keep the
control knob pressed in for
8-10 seconds to allow the Ignition
Safety Control to reach operating
temperature and release it.
If the flame goes out, repeat the above
procedure, keeping the control knob
pressed in for a few extra seconds.
This stops the flow of gas and turns off
the burner.
The knob must only be turned left to
turn the appliance on and right to
turn it off.
If the knob is turned,
- on without pressing it down first,
- clockwise past the 12 o’clock
position, or
- counterclockwise past the smallest
flame symbol,
parts of the cooktop may be
damaged. The manufacturer cannot
be held responsible for these
^ Adjust the knob between the large
and small flame to the desired setting.
Using the cooktop
Pan size
Suitable pans
– Set the cooktop to a high flame when
using a large diameter pan and low
flame when using a small diameter
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, hot spots are reduced due to
better heat distribution.
– Generally, wide / shallow pans will
heat up quicker and cook more
evenly than narrow / tall ones.
– Using oversized pans may cause the
flames to spread out and damage
the surrounding countertop or other
countertop appliances.
– Do not use small pans with high
flame settings, the flame can climb
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.
Thin pan bases will conduct the heat
faster but not as evenly as thick pan
bases. Stir the food frequently to
prevent burning.
Using the cooktop
Safety feature
This gas cooktop incorporates an
Ignition Safety Control which stops the
supply of gas if the flame goes out.
^ To reignite the burners, turn the
control knob clockwise to "Off", then
follow the procedures outlined in
"Turning on and off".
This safety feature is not operated by
electricity, it will be active even if the
appliance is in use during a power
Using the cooktop during a
power failure
If there is an interruption to the
electrical supply, the gas can be
ignited using a match.
^ Press down on the desired control
knob and turn it counterclockwise to
the large flame symbol.
^ 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
8 - 10 seconds to allow the Ignition
Safety Control to reach operating
Cleaning and Care
Do not 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 pointed
objects which could damage the
seal between the frame and the
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
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.
Spills of liquids or food containing
salt or sugar should be removed
^ Let the appliance cool to a safe
temperature and remove the grates.
^ Clean the grates, 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 grates
thoroughly after cleaning.
^ Use a non-abrasive cleaner for the
stainless steel surface of the cooktop.
Apply with even pressure following
the direction of the "grain".
^ To help prevent re-soiling, a
conditioner for stainless steel can
also be used. Apply sparingly with
even pressure.
Printed surfaces
Remove any soiling which comes
into contact with the printed flame
symbols and the Miele logo right
away. Soiling, particularly salty food
or liquid and olive oil, can cause
damage if left on the printed
surfaces for too long. Do not use
stainless steel cleaning agents on
the printed surfaces. This can rub
off the print.
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.
Cleaning and Care
Reassembling the burner
The burners can be dismantled and
cleaned when cool.
Dismantling and cleaning
^ 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.
The shiny surfaces of the burner caps
will dull with time and usage. This is
normal and will not affect the operation
of the cooktop.
^ Clean the burner base, ignitor and
Ignition Safety Control with a damp
cloth and then dry with a soft cloth.
The ignitor must be thoroughly dry, or it
will not spark.
Be careful not to mix up the parts. Make
sure that all the locating tabs and
notches align exactly.
^ Place the burner head, m, onto the
burner base, n, so that the Ignition
Safety Control, o, and ignitor, p,
extend through their respective
^ Return the burner cap, l.
^ Return the grate.
Frequently asked questions
,Repairs should only be carried out by an authorized technician in
accordance with local and national safety regulations. Unauthorized repairs
could cause injury or appliance damage.
The burners do not ignite after several attempts.
Possible fault
– The burners are assembled
– The gas valve is closed.
– The burners are wet and soiled
and/or the flame holes in the
burners are soiled and clogged.
– The igniters are wet.
– The cooktop is not plugged in
and the circuit breaker has
– Reassemble the burners as shown in
“Cleaning and Care - Burners”.
– Open the gas valve.
– Clean the burners. See “Cleaning and
– Dry the igniters.
– Plug the cooktop in and restore power.
If lack of power is the problem, the
cooktop can be lit with a match. See
“Using the cooktop during a power
The flame goes out after being lit.
– The burners are assembled
– The flame holes in the burners
are soiled and clogged.
– Reassemble the burners as shown in
“Cleaning and Care - Burners”.
– Clean the burners. See “Cleaning and
The igniters no longer work.
– Residue has been built up
between the ignitor and the
– Make sure the ignitor is dry.
– Clean the burners. See “Cleaning and
– Dry the igniters.
The flame appears different than usual.
– The burners are assembled
– Reassemble the burners as shown in
“Cleaning and Care - Burners”.
After sales service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct, contact the Miele Technical
Service Department:
U 1-800-999-1360
V 1-800-565-6435
When contacting the Technical Service
Department, please quote the model
and serial number of your appliance.
These are shown on the data plate.
Adhere data plate sticker here:
Help protect our environment
Disposal of packing materials
Disposal of an old appliance
The cardboard box and packing
materials are environmentally friendly
for disposal. Please recycle.
Old appliances contain materials that
can be recycled. Please contact your
local recycling center about the
possibility of recycling these materials.
Before discarding an old appliance,
disconnect it from the gas and
electrical supply and cut off the
power cord to prevent it from
becoming a hazard.
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