Operating Instructions
Electric Barbecue
KM 411
To prevent accidents and
machine damage,
read these instructions
before installation or use.
UV
M.-Nr. 05 689 800
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Help protect our environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Disposal of packing materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Disposal of an old appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Guide to the electric barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Cleaning and heating for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Using the barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Before grilling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Turning on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Safety cut-out feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Overheating protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
After grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Water trough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Frequently asked questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Installation and connection
When using your appliance, follow
basic safety precautions including
the following:
Read all instructions before using
for 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. The manufacturer cannot be
held responsible for damages caused
by the lack, or inadequacy of, an
effective grounding system.
Do not connect the appliance to
the main electrical supply using an
extension cord. Extension cords do not
meet the safety requirements of this
appliance.
Before servicing, disconnect the
power supply by either removing
the fuse, unplugging the unit or
manually "tripping" the circuit breaker.
Correct usage
Do not operate the appliance until
it is properly installed in the
countertop.
This appliance is intended for
residential use only.
Use the appliance only for its
intended purpose. The
manufacturer cannot be held
responsible for damages caused by
improper use of the grill.
Never use the appliance to warm
or heat the room.
The water trough must be full when
using the appliance. To avoid spills
do not fill above the indication mark.
Do not switch on the appliance
when the heating element is raised.
This appliance must not be set up
or operated outdoors.
This equipment has not been
designed for maritime use or for
use in mobile installations such as
aircraft or recreational vehicles.
However, under certain circumstances
it may be possible for an installation in
these applications. Please contact the
nearest Miele Dealer or the Miele
Technical Service Department with
specific requirements.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Protection from damage
Do not use any type of aluminium
products including pots, pans, and
foil on the grill. Aluminium will cause
overheating and may damage the grill
grate.
Do not drop anything on the
ceramic surface. Even a light
object could cause damage in certain
circumstances.
Do not use a steam cleaner to
clean the appliance. Steam could
penetrate electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
Protection from burns
The appliance becomes very hot
when in use. Make sure that no one
comes in contact with it. The heating
element and grate may be hot even
though they are dark in color.
Do not store toys or items of
interest to children in cabinets
above or behind the appliance.
Children climbing onto the grill to reach
these items may become seriously
injured.
Do not allow children to operate or
play with, or near, the grill.
Use only dry, heat resistant potholders. Moist or damp potholders
used on hot surfaces can result in
steam burns. Do not let the potholder
touch the hot heating element. Do not
use towels or other bulky items near the
appliance.
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Be awrare of loose fitting or
hanging garments when 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 grill when
not in use.
Do not let cooking grease or other
flammable materials accumulate
on the appliance.
Do not leave the appliance
unattended while in use.
Overheated food can ignite.
Extinguish flames immediately.
Replace the lava rocks regularly.
Rocks saturated with oil or fat
catch fire easily. The grill trough and the
lava rock container should be cleaned
after each use to keep them free of oil
and fat.
Never put water or ice on to a hot
grill. This can cause a serious
reaction leading to injury.
Do not use water on grease fires.
Smother any fire or flame, or use a
dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
Do not store aerosols,
combustibles and/or any other
easily flammable materials underneath
or adjacent to the grill.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Damage to the appliance
In the event of any damage to the
appliance, it must be turned off
immediately and disconnected from the
electricity supply by either removing the
fuse, unplugging the unit or manually
"tripping" the circuit breaker.
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 being
carried out.
When using a portable appliance,
make sure that its power cord does
not come into contact with the cooktop.
Before discarding an old
appliance, remove the power cord
and any doors to prevent hazards.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Any breakages or cracks in the
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 circumstances
should the outer casing of the
appliance be opened.
While the appliance is under
warranty, repairs should only be
performed by a Miele authorized
service technician. Otherwise, the
warranty is void.
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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,
remove the power cord and any
doors to prevent hazards.
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Guide to the electric barbecue
a Grate
b Heating element (can be raised up)
c Lava rocks
d Lava rock container
e Operating indicator lamp
f Drain valve
g Control knob
h Water trough
i Power cord
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Before using for the first time
Cleaning and heating for the
first time
Before using for the first time clean the
water trough and the grate with a
solution of hot water and liquid dish
soap. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth
(see "Cleaning and Care").
Clean all other surfaces with a damp
cloth only, and then wipe dry.
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Metal components have a protective
coating which may give off a slight odor
the first time your new appliance is
heated.
The odor and any vapors will dissipate
after a short time and do not indicate a
faulty connection or appliance defect.
Using the barbecue
Before grilling
The grill can be used with or without
lava rocks. When cooking without lava
rocks, rising steam will keep the food
moist. When using lava rocks, cooking
results will be similar to barbecuing.
Preparing the grill:
^ Remove the grate, raise the heating
element, and remove the lava rock
container.
^ Fill the trough with water:
– up to line a, (about 2 quarts [2.5 l ])
when grilling without lava rocks, or
^ Reseat the lava rock container, if so
desired.
^ Lower the heating element and
replace the grate.
^ The grill can now be turned on.
While grilling, watch the level of
water in the trough. If necessary,
add more water.
Do not use aluminium dishes, pans,
pots or foil on the grill. Never cover
the grill grate with aluminium foil.
Aluminium will cause overheating
and may damage the grill grate.
– up to line b, (about 1 quart [1.2 l ])
when grilling with lava rocks.
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Using the barbecue
Turning on and off
Safety cut-out feature
The grill can be turned on or off by
turning the control knob either
clockwise or counterclockwise.
A safety cut-out switch prevents the
heating element from turning on when it
is raised.
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10
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8
12
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The operating indicator lamp which is
left of the control knob will illuminate
when the appliance is switched on. It
goes off after the appliance is switched
off.
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Using the barbecue
Grilling
^ Preheat the grill by setting it to "12"
and allowing it to run for
approximately 5 minutes.
Food
^ Grill meat for a few minutes at the
highest setting to sear the outside
and seal in the juices.
Meat and sausages
Cutlets
10 - 12
^ After searing, set the control knob to
"9" or "10" to finish cooking the meat.
Pork chops
14 - 18
Boneless steak
8 - 10
^ Turn the food frequently to prevent
burning.
T Bone steak
20 - 25
Tips on grilling
– To minimize splattering, dry moist
foods with paper towels before
grilling.
Sausages
Liver
Approximate
cooking time
(min.)
6-8
4-8
Burgers
12 - 16
Kebabs
14 - 18
Lamb chops
8 - 10
Turkey steak
8 - 10
Chicken breast
16 - 18
– Salt meat after grilling to prevent it
from drying out.
Fish
Salmon steak
10 - 12
– Marinating meats or fish before
grilling will often enhance their flavor.
Mackerel
10 - 12
Trout
12 - 16
– To help prevent the food from
sticking to the grate, brush
un-marinated meats with a little oil
before grilling.
Vegetables
Sweet corn
20 - 25
Onions
14 - 16
Vegetable kebabs
5-6
Fruit
Apple slices
2-3
Pineapple slices
2-3
The times shown serve as a guide only
for cooking at a setting of 9 to 12. The
lower settings are suitable for keeping
foods warm.
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Using the barbecue
Overheating protection
After grilling
An overheating protection switch
automatically turns off the appliance if
the water level drops too low.
^ Turn off the grill.
^ Add water to the trough.
When the appliance has cooled down
and the grill element turns itself back on
you can continue grilling.
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^ Clean the grill after each use while it
is still warm (but, not hot)! See the
"Cleaning and care" section for
details.
^ Check the appearance of the lava
rocks. If the rocks are dark or
saturated with oil, they should be
replaced.
Cleaning and care
Control panel
Under no circumstances use a
steam cleaner to clean this
appliance. Pressurized steam could
cause permanent damage to the
surface and to components for
which the manufacturer cannot
accept responsibility.
Never use strong cleaners e.g. oven
sprays, stain or rust removers.
Scouring pads and abrasive
cleaning agents should only be
used on the heating element.
Do not use any sharp pointed
objects which could damage the
seal between the ceramic surface
and the surrounding frame and
between the frame and the
countertop.
When using cleaning agents for
stainless steel you must follow the
manufacturer’s instructions on the
packaging.
After cleaning use a soft, dry cloth to
remove any moisture. This way you
will prevent the build up of limescale
deposits.
Ceramic surfaces can be cleaned with
a damp cloth.
Wipe dry using a soft cloth.
,Do not use too much water when
cleaning the controls. Water could
penetrate into the electronics and
cause damage.
Stainless steel
Clean stainless steel surfaces with
warm water and liquid dish soap
applied with a non-abrasive sponge
and then wipe dry with a soft cloth.
Soak baked or hardened spills first to
loosen them.
Stainless steel surfaces can be cleaned
using a non-abrasive stainless steel
cleaner.
To help prevent resoiling, a conditioner
for stainless steel can also be used.
Apply sparingly with even pressure.
Do not use stainless steel
conditioner on the lava rock
container.
Grate, Lava rock container, heating
element
Allow the appliance to cool down.
Clean the rack and the lava rock
container after each use with a solution
of liquid dish soap and warm water.
Allow to dry thoroughly.
Soak to loosen any burnt-on food which
can then be removed with a brush.
Use a gentle scourer on any residue left
on the grill element.
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Cleaning and care
Water trough
^ Let the water cool to a safe temperature to prevent burns.
^ Place a container of a suitable size (a
metal pot for example) under the
drain valve. Slowly open the drain
valve, f, by turning it
counterclockwise, a.
^ Close the valve after all the water has
drained by turning the valve
clockwise, b, until the valve can turn
no further (do not over-tighten or jam
the valve).
Make sure that the underside of the
grill is left accessible for draining the
water. Wait until the water has
cooled down before draining to
prevent scalds.
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^ Remove or wipe clean any residues
remaining in the reservoir. The
heating element can be raised to
make this easier.
^ Fill the water trough with a mild
solution of liquid dish soap and warm
water, and rinse it out thoroughly.
^ Drain off the solution, rinse with clean
warm water and dry.
Do not use stainless steel
conditioner on the water trough.
Frequently asked questions
All repairs should be performed by a
trained technician in strict
accordance with national and local
codes. Any repairs or maintenance
performed by unqualified personnel
could be dangerous.
What if...
... the cooktop does not heat up when
turned on?
Check whether:
– the overheating protection has been
activated. Add water to the trough.
Refer to section "Overheating
protection".
– the electrical circuit has blown a fuse
or "tripped" the circuit breaker.
If power cannot be restored, it may be
necessary to call either an electrician or
the Miele Technical Service Dept.
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After sales service
In the event of a fault which you cannot correct, contact the Miele Technical
Service Department
U 1-800-999-1360
techserv@mieleusa.com
l 1-800-565-6435
service@miele.ca
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
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