Miele KM 454 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
Ceramic hobs
KM 453
KM 454
To avoid the risk of accidents
or damage to the appliance it is
essential to read these
operating instructions before it is
installed or used for the first time.
GZ
M.-Nr. 05 424 920
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
KM 453. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
KM 454. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Cooking zone controls and displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Description of the cooking zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
General notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Cleaning and heating up for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sensor switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Cooking without Auto heat-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Cooking with Auto heat-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Switching on an extended cooking zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Switching off and residual heat indicators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Suitable pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Energy saving tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Safety features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Safety switch-off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Overheating protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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Contents
Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
To set the minute minder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Automatically switching off a cooking zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Data Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Description of the appliance
KM 453
Hob
ac Single circle zones
bd Double circle zones
e
Control area
Control area
Sensor switches for:
f Cooking zone controls
g Timer
(see "Cooking zone controls and
displays")
i Hob ON / OFF
j Safety lock
Indicator light for:
h Safety lock
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Description of the appliance
KM 454
Hob
d
y
c
w
w
u
n
w
u
v
n
w
s
b
f
e
a
g
ad Double circle zones
be Single circle zones
c
Extended cooking zone
f
Control area
Control area
Sensor switches for:
g Cooking zone controls
h Timer
(see "Cooking zone controls and
displays")
j Hob ON / OFF
k Safety lock
Indicator light for:
i Safety lock
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Description of the appliance
Cooking zone controls and
displays
Sensor switches for:
l Switching on the outer circle of the
double circle zone or the extended
cooking zone
m Sensor switches for selecting the
power setting and for switching off
the cooking zone
Displays:
n Outer circle switched on
o0
1 to 12
~, | or #
F
=
=
=
=
Ready for use
Power setting
Residual heat
Fault (see
"Safety switch off")
p Light ring: the number of curved
lines lit up matches the power setting
chosen (exception: see "Cooking
with Auto-heat-up").
Timer:
Minute minder or automatic switch off
for zones w and y
q Time display
r Sensor switches for setting the timer
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Description of the appliance
Description of the cooking zones
Cooking
zone
KM 453
KM 454
ø in cm
Rating in watts
ø in cm
Rating in watts
y
14.5
1100
14.5 / 21.0
1000 / 2000
w
14.5 / 21.0
1000 / 2000
14.5
1100
x
14.5
1100
17.0 /
17.0 x 26.5
1500 / 2600
z
12.0 / 18.0
700 / 1700
12.0 / 18.0
700 / 1700
v
-
-
14.5
1100
Total: 5900
Total: 8500
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Warning and Safety instructions
Installation and connection
The appliance must be installed
and connected by a suitably
qualified and competent person in strict
accordance with national and local
safety regulations. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for damage
caused by incorrect installation or
connection.
The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between
the appliance and an effective earthing
system, which complies with local and
national safety regulations. It is most
important that this basic safety
requirement is regularly tested, and if
there is any doubt, the electrical wiring
in the home should be inspected by a
qualified electrician. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for the
consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
Do not connect the appliance to
the mains electricity supply by an
extension lead. Extension leads do not
guarantee the required safety of the
appliance (e.g. danger of overheating).
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This appliance must not be
installed over a dishwasher,
washing machine, tumble dryer,
refrigerator, freezer or fridge-freezer.
The high temperatures radiated by it
could damage the appliance below.
This equipment may only be used
in mobile installations such as
ships, caravans, aircraft etc. if a risk
assessment of the installation has been
carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
Warning and Safety instructions
Correct usage
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance you
should read these operating
instructions carefully before using it for
the first time. They contain important
notes on the safety, operation and care
of the appliance.
For safety reasons this appliance
must only be operated after it has
been built in. This is necessary to
ensure that all electrical components
are shielded.
Do not use the appliance to heat
up the room. Due to the high
temperatures radiated, objects near the
appliance could catch fire. The life of
the appliance could also be reduced.
Prolonged, intensive use of the
appliance can cause the control
area to heat up. This is quite normal
and does not indicate a fault.
This appliance is intended for
domestic use only and is not to be
used for commercial purposes.
Only use the appliance to prepare
food in the home. Any other usage
is at the owner's risk and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held liable for damage caused by
incorrect or improper use of the
appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Safety with children
The appliance is only intended for
use by adults who have read these
operating instructions.
This appliance is not a toy! To
avoid the risk of injury keep
children well away and do not let them
play with it or use the controls. They will
not understand the potential dangers
posed by it. They should be supervised
whenever you are working in the
kitchen.
Older children may use the
appliance only when its operation
has been clearly explained to them,
and they are able to use it safely,
recognising the dangers of misuse.
Supervise its use by the elderly or
infirm.
Use the safety lock to prevent
children operating the appliance or
altering the settings.
The appliance gets hot when in
use and remains hot for quite a
while after being switched off. To
safeguard against burning, keep
children well away from the appliance
at all times.
Do not store anything which might
arouse a child's interest in storage
areas above or next to the appliance.
Otherwise they could be tempted into
climbing onto the appliance with the
risk of burning themselves.
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Keep all pans out of reach of
children. Turn pan handles inwards
away from the edge of the hob. Danger
of burning or scalding. Special hob
guards are available from good retail
outlets.
Packaging (e.g. cling film,
polystyrene) and plastic wrappings
must be kept out of the reach of babies
and young children. Danger of
suffocation. Dispose of all packaging
safely as soon as possible.
Old appliances must be
disconnected from the power
supply, the plug rendered useless and
the cable cut off directly behind the
appliance to ensure it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
Warning and Safety instructions
Protecting the appliance from
damage
Do not drop anything on the
ceramic surface. Even a light
object could cause damage in certain
circumstances.
Do not use pots or pans on the
ceramic hob with bases with
pronounced edges or ridges. These
could scratch or scour the hob surface
permanently. Grains of salt and sand
can also scratch.
Do not allow either solid or liquid
sugar, or pieces of plastic or
aluminium foil to get on ceramic
cooking zones when they are hot. If this
should occur, switch off the hob and
carefully scrape off all the sugar, plastic
or aluminium remains from the hob
while it is still hot using a shielded
scraper blade. Take care not to burn
yourself. If these residues are allowed
to cool before the hob surface has
been cleaned, the ceramic surface will
be susceptible to pitting or even
cracking.
Clean the appliance once it has cooled
down.
Do not use a steam cleaner to
clean this appliance. The steam
could reach electrical components and
cause a short circuit. Pressurised
steam could also cause permanent
damage to the surface and to other
components, for which the
manufacturer cannot accept liability.
Unless the pan manufacturer
states that you can do so, do not
use pans with very thin bases on this
hob and never heat up empty pans as
they could get damaged. This could
also damage the appliance.
Never place hot pans near the
control area. This could damage
the electronic unit underneath.
In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation
by cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the appliance guarantee.
To prevent the risk of spillages etc.
burning on, remove any soiling as
quickly as possible and ensure that pan
bases are clean, dry and free of
grease.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Protection from burning and
scalding
The surface of the appliance is hot
when in use, and remains hot for
quite a while after being switched off.
There is a danger of burning until the
residual heat indicators go out.
For added protection it is advisable
to use heat-resistant pot holders or
gloves when using the appliance. Do
not let them get damp or wet, as this
causes heat to transfer through the
material more quickly with the risk of
scalding or burning yourself.
Do not heat up unopened tins of
food on the hob as pressure will
build up in the tin and it can explode.
This could result in injury and scalding
or damage.
Do not use the hob as a resting
place for anything else. The article
could melt or catch fire if residual heat
is still present or if the appliance is
switched on by mistake.
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Do not cover the appliance, e.g.
with a cloth, kitchen foil, etc. This
could be a fire hazard if the appliance
is switched on by mistake.
Never leave the appliance
unattended when cooking with oil
or fat as these are fire hazards if
overheated. Very hot oil can catch fire
and could even set a cooker hood
above on fire. Always heat fat slowly,
watching as it heats.
If, despite this, oil or fat does catch
fire, do not attempt to put out the
flames with water. Use a suitable fire
blanket, saucepan lid, damp towel or
similar to smother the flames.
Do not flambé under a cooker
hood. The flames could set the
cooker hood on fire.
Warning and Safety instructions
Appliance faults
Further safety notes
In the event of damage or a defect,
switch off the appliance immediately. Disconnect completely from the
electricity supply. If the appliance has
not yet been fully installed, the
electricity cable must be disconnected
from the supply point. If connected via
a plug and socket, switch off at the
socket and withdraw the plug. Contact
the Service Department.
Do not reconnect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply until after it has
been repaired.
When using an electric socket near
the appliance, care should be
taken that the cable of the electrical
appliance does not come into contact
with the hot appliance. The insulation
on the cable could become damaged,
giving rise to an electric shock hazard.
If there is any damage to the
ceramic surface the appliance
must be disconnected from the mains
electricity supply immediately and not
used until it has been repaired. Danger
of electric shock.
Repairs must only be carried out
by a suitably qualified and
competent person. Repairs and other
work by unqualified persons could be
very dangerous and could damage the
appliance. The manufacturer cannot be
held liable for unauthorised work. Never
open the housing of the appliance.
While the appliance is under
guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician
authorised by the manufacturer.
Otherwise the guarantee is invalidated.
Always ensure that food is
sufficiently cooked or reheated.
Many factors will affect the overall
cooking time, including the size and
amount of food and its temperature.
Some foods may contain
micro-organisms which are only
destroyed by thorough cooking;
therefore when cooking or reheating
foods such as poultry, it is particularly
important that the food is completely
cooked through. If in doubt, select a
longer cooking or reheating time.
Do not use plastic or aluminium foil
containers. These melt at high
temperatures and could damage the
ceramic surface. Fire hazard.
If a domestic animal gets onto the
hob, a sensor switch could be
touched and a cooking zone switched
on. Keep pets away from the hob at all
times.
Spray canisters, aerosols and other
inflammable substances must not
be stored in a drawer under the hob.
Cutlery inserts must be heat-resistant.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of packing material
Disposal of your old appliance
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of your
old appliance with your household
waste.
Packaging (e.g. cling film, polystyrene)
and plastic wrappings must be kept out
of the reach of babies and young
children. Danger of suffocation.
Dispose of or recycle all packaging
materials as soon as possible.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre and ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
It should be unplugged or
disconnected from the mains electricity
supply by a competent person. The
plug must be rendered useless and the
cable cut off directly behind it to
prevent misuse.
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Before using for the first time
General notes
A data plate for your appliance is
supplied with this documentation. It
should be stuck into the space
provided at the end of the instruction
book.
Keep these instructions in a safe place
for reference and pass them on to any
future user.
Cleaning and heating up for
the first time
Before using for the first time, clean the
appliance with a damp cloth only and
then wipe dry.
Do not use washing up liquid on the
ceramic surface as it can leave a
blue sheen which may be difficult to
remove.
Metal components have a protective
coating which may give off a slight
smell when the hob is heated up for the
first time. The smell and any vapours
will dissipate after a short time and do
not indicate a faulty connection or
appliance.
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Use
Sensor switches
Switching on
This hob is equipped with electronic
sensor switches which react to finger
contact.
To operate a cooking zone, touch the
relevant sensor switch. Each time you
touch a sensor switch an audible tone
sounds.
The hob must be switched on before
any of the zones can be used.
Make sure that you only touch the
sensor you require except when
switching off a cooking zone or the
timer, and that you touch the centre
of the sensor.
Take care to keep the control area
clean. Do not place anything on the
control area. The sensors may fail to
react or they could mistake the
article or any dirt for a fingertip
contact, thereby activating a
function or even causing the hob to
switch off automatically (see Safety
switch-off.)
Never place hot pans on the
sensors. The electronic unit
underneath could get damaged.
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To switch the hob on:
^ Touch the ON / OFF sensor s.
0 appears in each of the zone displays.
00 appears in the timer displays. If no
further entry is made, the hob will
switch itself off after about 30 seconds
for safety reasons.
To switch a cooking zone on:
^ Select a power setting between 1 and
12 by touching the - or + sensor.
To select cooking with Auto heat-up,
touch the - sensor first (see "Auto
heat-up"). To select cooking without
Auto heat-up, touch the + sensor first.
If you wish to switch on another
cooking zone, and the 0 for that zone
has already gone out, simply touch the
- or + briefly. The 0 will appear and you
can select a power setting (with or
without Auto heat-up).
Use
Settings
Cooking process
Settings
Melting butter, chocolate etc.
Dissolving gelatine
Preparing yoghurt
1-2
Thickening sauces containing egg yolk and butter
Warming small quantities of food/liquid
Keeping warm food which sticks easily
Cooking rice
1-3
Warming liquid and half-set foods
Thickenings of sauces, e.g. Hollandaise
Cooking rice puddings
Preparing omelettes, lightly fried eggs
Steaming fruit
3-5
Defrosting deep frozen food
Steaming vegetables, fish
Cooking dumplings, potatoes, soups
Cooking broths, pulse soups
4-6
Bringing to the boil and continued cooking of large
quantities of food
7
Gentle braising (without overheating the fat) of meat, fish,
vegetables, fried eggs etc.
8-9
Frying pancakes etc.
9 - 11
Boiling large quantities of water
Bringing to the boil
11 - 12
These figures, which envisage approx. 4 helpings, should only be taken as a
guide. With deep pans, large quantities or without the lid on, a higher setting is
needed. With smaller quantities select a lower setting.
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Use
Cooking without Auto heat-up
Proceed as follows:
^ Switch the cooking zone on using the
+ sensor. Keep the + sensor pressed
in until the required power setting
shows in the display e.g. 4:
4
q
The same number of curved lines p
will show in the light ring, i.e. if setting 4
is selected four segments will light up.
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Cooking with Auto heat-up
When Auto heat-up has been activated,
the cooking zone switches on
automatically at the highest setting and
then switches to the continued cooking
setting which you have previously
selected. The "heat-up" time depends
on which continued cooking setting has
been chosen (see chart).
We recommend that you use a high
continued cooking setting for frying
food. This means that for frying only a
relatively short heat-up time is needed
to heat up the pan initially.
Continued
cooking setting
Heat-up time
in minutes
1
0.5
2
2.0
3
2.5
4
3.0
5
4.0
6
6.0
7
9.0
8
2.0
9
2.0
10
2.5
11
2.5
12
-
Use
How to activate Auto heat-up:
^ Touch the - sensor and keep it
pressed in until the continued
cooking setting you want shows in
the display e.g. 3.
You can increase or decrease the
continued cooking setting at any time
during the heat-up time with the + or sensor. The heat-up time will alter
accordingly.
The 12 curved lines show in the light
ring p during the heat-up time. When
the heat-up time has finished only the
number of curved lines, for the
relevant continued cooking setting
which has been chosen, show in the
light ring.
Example:
during the heat-up time
during the continued cooking time
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Use
Switching on an extended
cooking zone
The second circle of a double circle
zone or the extended cooking zone can
be switched on to provide an extended
cooking area when cooking with larger
pans.
A short line n will appear in the top left
of the light ring to indicate that the
extended zone has been switched on.
Proceed as follows:
^ Switch on the cooking zone by
touching the - or + sensor and then
select a power setting.
^ Then touch the sensor for the
extended cooking zone n .
If a 0 is showing in the cooking zone
display, it is also possible to switch on
the extended zone n first and then to
select a power setting.
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To switch the extended cooking zone
off press the n sensor again, or set the
display for the zone back to 0. The
short line n will then go out.
Use
Switching off and residual heat
indicators
To switch off a cooking zone:
^ Touch the - and + sensors for the
zone you want to switch off at the
same time.
A 0 will light up in the display for that
zone for a few seconds. If the cooking
zone is still hot, residual heat will then
be indicated in the display by three
stacked horizontal lines.
The lines go out one after another as
the cooking zones cool down. The last
horizontal line only goes out when the
cooking zones are safe to touch.
If residual heat indicators are on, do
not touch the cooking zones or
place any heat sensitive object on
them.
Danger of burning and fire.
If there is an interruption to the
power supply, the residual heat
indicators will flash on and off.
To switch off the hob:
^ Touch the ON / OFF sensor s.
This switches off all cooking zones. If
any cooking zone is still hot, then
residual heat will be indicated in its
display.
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Use
Suitable pans
Energy saving tips
– For optimum energy consumption
during cooking, only pans with flat or
very slightly concave bases should
be used. When the pan is hot, the
base should rest evenly on the hob.
Uneven bases will lengthen cooking
time. Check for suitability when
purchasing new pans.
– Use a pan lid whenever possible to
minimise heat loss.
uncovered
cold
hot
– Check that the diameter of the pan
base is wide enough for the cooking
zone so that heat is not lost
unnecessarily. Please note that the
maximum diameter quoted by
manufacturers often refers to the
diameter of the top rim of the pan.
The diameter of the base (generally
smaller) is more important.
too small
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suitable
covered
– When cooking for a long time, switch
the cooking zone off about 5 to 10
minutes before the end of the
cooking time. In this way use is made
of the residual heat.
Safety features
Safety lock
To activate the safety lock:
Keep children away from the hob for
their own safety.
^ Touch the safety lock sensor a until
the relevant indicator light comes on.
Your appliance is equipped with a
safety lock to prevent the hob and the
cooking zones being switched on or
any settings being altered.
The indicator light will go out after a
short while.
The safety lock can be activated when
the hob is switched off as well as when
it is in use.
If the safety lock is activated when the
hob is switched off, then the hob
cannot be switched on.
If the safety lock is activated when the
hob is in use, please note the
following:
– The settings for the cooking zones
and the timer settings cannot be
changed.
The light will come on again to show
that the safety lock has been activated,
if
– you touch the safety lock sensor a.
– you try to change a setting.
To de-activate the safety lock:
^ Touch the safety lock sensor a until
the indicator light goes out.
Please note that the safety lock will
deactivate if there is a power cut.
– The cooking zones and hob can still
be switched off but once switched off
cannot be switched on again.
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Safety features
Safety switch-off
Power setting
Maximum length
of operating time
in hours
Your hob is fitted with a safety switch-off
feature in case you forget to switch it off
yourself.
1
10
2
5
If one of the cooking zones is heated
for an unusually long period of time
(see chart), and the power settings are
not altered, the hob will switch itself off
automatically and the appropriate
residual heat indicator will appear.
3
5
4
4
5
4
6
4
7
3
8
3
9
2
10
2
11
2
12
1
Safety switch-off with an over-long
cooking time
^ To use the cooking zone again,
switch the hob back on again in the
usual way.
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Safety features
Safety switch-off if the sensors are
covered
^ Clean the control area or remove the
obstruction.
Your hob will switch itself off
automatically if one or or more of the
sensors remain covered for more than
about 10 seconds, for example by
finger contact, food boiling over, or by
an object such as an oven glove or a
tea towel.
At the same time as the hob switches
itself off an audible tone will sound
every 30 seconds (for a maximum of 10
minutes) and an F will flash in the
display of the sensor which has been
covered:
This will turn off the tone and the F will
go out.
^ Switch the hob back on again with
the ON / OFF sensor s. The cooking
zones can now be used again.
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Safety features
Overheating protection
Overheating can be caused by:
Each cooking zone is equipped with
overheating protection. An internal
temperature limiter switches off the
heating elements in the cooking zone
before the ceramic surface overheats.
– switching on a cooking zone without
a pan on it.
Once the ceramic has cooled down to
a safe level the heating will
automatically switch back on again.
– heating up an empty pan.
– the base of a pan not sitting evenly
on the cooking zone.
– the pan not conducting the heat
properly.
You can tell that the overheating
protection has activated because the
heating switches on and off even when
the highest setting is selected.
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Timer
The hob has two timers, one for the rear
left cooking zone w and one for the
front left cooking zone y. They can be
used as a minute minder, or for
automatically switching the relevant
cooking zone off.
Proceed as follows:
Each timer can be set from 1 to 99
minutes. Touch the - sensor to reduce
the time set from 99 to 00 minutes, and
use the + sensor to increase the time
from 00 to 99 minutes.
The timer can be switched off before
the set time has elapsed by touching
the - and + sensors at the same time.
To set the minute minder
The timer can only be used as a minute
minder when the hob is switched on,
and the cooking zone for that timer is
switched off. The minute minder works
in the same way as a kitchen timer.
Proceed as follows:
^ With the hob switched on touch the or + sensor for the relevant timer until
the required time appears in the timer
display e.g. 15 minutes.
The set time counts down in minutes in
the time display. It can be changed at
any time by touching the - or + sensor.
When the end of the set time has been
reached 00 appears in the timer
display, and at the same time an
audible tone sounds for about 10
seconds. The 00 will go out about 30
seconds later.
Note that switching on the zone for that
timer deactivates the minute minder.
The time set goes out and 00 will
appear in the display.
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Timer
Automatically switching off a
cooking zone
The rear left w and front left y cooking
zones can be switched off
automatically. This function will only
work if a power setting has been
selected.
Proceed as follows:
^ Select a power setting for the
relevant cooking zone in the usual
way.
^ Touch the - or + sensor for the
relevant timer until the required time
shows in the timer display, e.g. 15
minutes.
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The time set counts down in minutes.
The time left to run shows in the timer
display. It can be changed at any time
by touching the - or + sensor. The
power setting for the cooking zone can
also be changed at any time.
At the end of the pre-set time the
cooking zone switches off
automatically. A 0 will then appear in
the display for the cooking zone and a
00 in the timer display. At the same time
an audible tone will sound for about 10
seconds. All the zeros will go out after
about 30 seconds.
Cleaning and care
Do not use a steam cleaner to clean
this appliance. The steam could
reach electrical components and
cause a short circuit. Pressurised
steam could also cause permanent
damage to the surface and to
components, for which the
manufacturer cannot accept liability.
Do not use any sharp objects which
could damage the seal between the
ceramic surface and the
surrounding frame and between the
frame and the worktop.
Never use cleaners containing sand,
soda, alkalis, acids or chlorides,
oven sprays, dishwasher
detergents, nor steel wool, abrasive
cleaning agents, hard brushes,
scouring pads and cloths. You
should also avoid using sponges
etc. which have previously been
used with abrasive cleaning agents,
as this will damage the surface.
Do not use washing up liquid to
clean the ceramic surface as it can
leave a blue sheen which may be
difficult to remove.
E-Cloth
A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts Department
which is suitable for cleaning surfaces
such as stainless steel, glass, plastic
and chrome without the use of
chemicals.
Clean the appliance regularly,
preferably after each use. Allow the hob
to cool down before cleaning.
To prevent the risk of spillages burning
on, remove any soiling as soon as
possible, and ensure that pan bases
are clean, dry and free of grease.
Most soiling can be wiped off using a
damp cloth. Stubborn soiling may need
to be removed with a shielded scraper
blade.
After cleaning, dry thoroughly with a
soft cloth to prevent a build-up of
limescale deposits
To remove any limescale deposits,
caused for example by water boiling
oven as well as metallic marks e.g. from
saucepan bases, the ceramic surface
can be cleaned using a proprietary
cleaning agent for ceramic surfaces.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions
on the packaging and apply using a
soft cloth or kitchen paper towel.
Finally, wipe the hob surface with a
damp cloth and then dry it with a clean
soft cloth. Ensure that every trace of
cleaner has been removed from the
surface. Any remaining trace could
have a corrosive effect on the hob
when it is next heated up.
Note that some cleaning agents contain
a protective additive designed to
prevent water marks and smears
adhering to the surface.
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Cleaning and care
Should any sugar, plastic or
aluminium foil spill or fall on to a hot
cooking zone while it is in use, first
switch off the appliance. Then, immediately, while they are still hot, scrape off
all remains of these materials using a
shielded scraper blade. Take care not
to burn yourself.
Allow the hob to cool down and then
clean with a suitable proprietary
ceramic cleaner.
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Problem solving guide
Installation work and repairs to
electrical components of this
appliance must only be carried out
by a suitably qualified and
competent person in accordance
with local and national safety
regulations. Repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
What to do if ...
... the hob or cooking zones cannot
be switched on
... the hob switches off while it is in
use and a residual heat indicator H or
a flashing F appears in the display for
at least one of the cooking zones and
at the same time an audible tone
sounds
One of the cooking zones has probably
been on for too long, or one of the
sensors may have been covered over
(see "Safety switch-off").
... the heating switches on and off at
the highest setting on one of the
cooking zones
The overheating protection mechanism
has been triggered (see "Overheating
protection").
Check whether
– the safety lock is activated.
If necessary, deactivate it (see
"Safety lock").
– the mains fuse has blown.
If none of the above is the case, then
disconnect the appliance from the
electricity supply for approx. 1 minute.
To do this:
– switch off at the isolator, or
– withdraw the mains fuse.
Reconnect to the mains supply and
switch the appliance on. If it still does
not heat up then contact a qualified
electrician or the Miele Service
Department.
... the food in the pan hardly heats up
or does not heat up at all when the
Auto heat-up function is switched on
This could be because:
– the pan is not conducting heat
properly.
– there is too much food in the pan.
Select a higher continued cooking
setting next time or start cooking at the
highest setting and then turn down to a
lower setting manually later on.
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Problem solving guide
... the sensors are over sensitive or
do not react at all.
The sensitivity level of the sensors has
changed. It can be corrected as
follows:
– Make sure that there is no direct light
(from the sun or from an artificial
source) falling onto the hob and that
the surrounding area is not too dark.
– Make sure that there is nothing
covering the sensors or the hob.
Take any pans off the hob and wipe
away any food deposits.
– Interrupt the power supply to the hob
for approx. 1 minute.
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Reconnect the hob to the electricity
supply. The electronic unit will reset the
sensitivity levels of the sensors.
If this action does not solve the problem
please call the Miele Service
department.
Electrical connection
All electrical work should be carried
out by a suitably qualified and
competent person in strict
accordance with national and local
safety regulations.
Installation, repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
Ensure power is not supplied to the
appliance until after installation or
repair work has been carried out
The appliance must only be
operated when built-in. This is to
ensure that all electrical parts are
shielded. Live parts must not be
exposed.
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an
extension lead. These do not
guarantee the required safety of the
appliance.
Connection should be made via a
suitable isolator which complies with
national and local safety regulations,
and the On/Off switch should be easily
accessible after the appliance has
been built in.
If the switch is not accessible after
installation (depending on country) an
additional means of disconnection must
be provided for all poles.
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a residual current device (RCD), with a
trip current of 30 mA.
When switched off there must be an
all-pole contact gap of at least 3 mm in
the isolator switch (including switch,
fuses and relays).
Important U.K.
The appliance is supplied for
connection to a 230-240 V, 50 Hz
supply with a 3-core cable.
The wires in the mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the
following code:
Green/yellow = earth
The voltage and connected load are
given on the data plate. Ensure that
these match the household mains
supply.
Blue
= neutral
Brown
= live
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Electrical connection
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
The electrical safety of this appliance
can only be guaranteed when
continuity is complete between the
appliance and an effective earthing
system, which complies with local and
national regulations. It is most important
that this basic safety requirement is
regularly tested and if there is any
doubt, the electrical wiring in the home
should be inspected by a qualified
electrician. The manufacturer cannot be
held liable for the consequences of an
inadequate earthing system such as an
electric shock.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage which is the direct
or indirect result of incorrect
installation or connection.
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After sales service
In the event of any faults which you cannot remedy yourself, please contact
– Your Miele Dealer
or
– The Miele Service Department (see address on back cover).
When contacting your Dealer or the Service Department, please quote the model
and serial number of your appliance. These are given on the data plate.
Please note that telephone calls may be monitored and recorded to improve
our service.
Data Plate
Space in which to stick the extra data plate supplied with the appliance. Ensure
that the model number is the same as the one on the front of these operating
instructions.
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