Operating and Installation instructions
Ceramic cooktops
KM 520
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance it is
essential to read these
instructions before it is installed
or used for the first time.
en - AU, NZ
M.-Nr. 06 464 860
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Residual heat indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Switching on an extended area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Tips on saving energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Overheating protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Safety instructions for installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Safety clearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Building-in dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Preparing the worktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Fixing the spring clamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Installing the cooktop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Sealant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Tiled worktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Connection diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
After sales service, data plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
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Description of the appliance
KM 520
abcd Single circle zones
Control knob for cooking zone
f Rear left
e
Residual heat indicators
g Rear right
h Front right
i Front left
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Description of the appliance
Cooking zones
Cooking zones
KM 520
C in cm
Rating in watts (230 V)
y
14.5
1200
w
21.0
2300
x
14.5
1200
z
18.0
1800
Total: 6500
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct application
This appliance complies with all
relevant local and national safety
requirements. Improper use of the
appliance can, however, present a
risk of both personal injury and
material damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance, please
read these instructions carefully
before installation and before using
it for the first time.
They contain important notes on the
installation, safety, operation and
care of the appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and ensure that new users are
familiar with the content. Pass them
on to any future owner.
~ This appliance is intended for
domestic use for the preparation of
food only.
Any other usage is at the owner's risk
and could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable for
damage resulting from incorrect or
improper use of the appliance.
~ This appliance 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.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Safety with children
~ Children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with the
appliance.
~ 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.
They must be aware of the potential
dangers caused by incorrect operation.
~ 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 cooktop.
Danger of burning or scalding. Special
cooktop 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 or recycle all
packaging safely as soon as possible.
Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
~ Before installation, check the
appliance for visible signs of damage.
Do not install and use a damaged
appliance. A damaged appliance is
dangerous.
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between it
and an effective earthing system which
complies with local and national safety
regulations. It is most important that this
basic safety requirement is present and
regularly tested, and where there is any
doubt, the household wiring system
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).
~ Before connecting the appliance,
make sure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and connected
load) match the mains electricity
supply.
This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~ For safety reasons, this appliance
may only be used after it has been built
in.
~ Never open the housing of the
appliance.
Tampering with electrical connections
or components and mechanical parts is
highly dangerous to the user and can
cause operational faults.
~ Installation, maintenance and
repairs may only be carried out by a
suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
national and local safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. The
manufacturer cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
~ During installation, maintenance and
repair work, the appliance must be
disconnected from the mains electricity
supply. It is only completely isolated
from the electricity supply when:
– the mains fuse is disconnected,
– the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable),
– it is switched off at the wall socket
and the plug is withdrawn from the
socket, or it is switched off at the
isolator.
~ While the appliance is under
guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician
authorised by the manufacturer.
Otherwise the guarantee is invalidated.
~ Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. The manufacturer can only
guarantee the safety of the appliance
when Miele replacement parts are
used.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ If the connection cable is damaged,
it must be replaced by a suitably
qualified electrician with a specialist
connection cable of type H 05 VV-F
(pvc insulated), available from the Miele
Spare Parts Department.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket unit or an extension lead.
These do not guarantee the required
safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of
overheating).
~ This appliance is not intended to be
operated by means of an external timer
or separate remote control-system.
~ Do not use the cooktop if it is faulty,
or if the ceramic surface is cracked,
chipped or damaged in any way.
Switch it off immediately, and
disconnect it from the mains electricity
supply. Danger of electric shock.
~ In 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 caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the guarantee.
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Correct use
~ The appliance gets 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.
~ Do not leave the appliance
unattended whilst it is in use.
Pans that have boiled dry can cause
damage to the ceramic surface for
which the manufacturer cannot be held
liable.
Boiling fat or oil could ignite and cause
a fire.
~ If 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 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.
~ During prolonged or intensive use of
the appliance, the frame gets hot and
the control panel can also become
quite warm. This is quite normal and
does not indicate a fault.
Warning and Safety instructions
~ 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 flambé under a rangehood.
The flames could set the rangehood on
fire.
~ Do not heat up unopened tins of
food on the cooktop, as pressure will
build up in the tin, causing it to
explode. This could result in injury and
scalding or damage.
~ Do not use pots and pans on the
ceramic cooktop with bases with
pronounced edges or or ridges, e.g.
cast iron pans. These could scratch or
scour the cooktop surface permanently.
~ Do not use the appliance as a
resting place for anything else. When
the appliance is switched on either
deliberately or by mistake, or when
there is residual heat present, there is
the risk of metal objects heating up,
with a danger of burning.
Depending on the material, other
objects left on the cooktop could also
melt or catch fire.
Damp pan lids might adhere to the
ceramic surface and be difficult to
dislodge.
Switch the cooking zones off after use.
~ Do not use cookware with an
~ 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.
residual heat indicators. This could
damage the electronic unit underneath.
~ Do not use plastic or aluminium foil
containers. These melt at high
temperatures, and could catch fire.
exposed copper or aluminium base as
they may leave permanent visual marks
on the ceramic surface.
~ Never heat an empty pan unless the
manufacturer of the pan expressly
states that you can do so. This could
damage the appliance.
~ Keep the cooktop clean. Grains of
salt, sugar and sand (e.g. from
cleaning vegetables) can cause
scratches.
~ Never place hot pans near or on the
~ Do not drop anything on the ceramic
surface. Even a light object could
cause damage in certain
circumstances.
~ 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
~ Do not allow either solid or liquid
sugar, or pieces of plastic or aluminium
foil to get onto the cooking zones when
they are hot. If this should occur, switch
off the appliance, and carefully scrape
off all the sugar, plastic or aluminium
residues from the cooktop whilst they
are still hot, using a shielded scaper
blade. Take care not to burn yourself.
If residues are allowed to cool before
being removed, the ceramic surface
will be susceptible to pitting or even
cracking.
Once the residues have been removed,
allow the appliance to cool down, and
then clean with a suitable proprietary
ceramic cooktop cleaner.
~ When using an electric socket near
the cooktop, care should be taken that
the cable of the electrical appliance
does not come into contact with a hot
cooking zone. The insulation on the
cable could become damaged, giving
rise to an electric shock hazard.
~ Spray canisters, aerosols and other
inflammable substances must not be
stored in a drawer under the cooktop.
Cutlery inserts must be heat-resistant.
~ Always ensure that food is
sufficiently cooked or reheated.
Some foods may contain
micro-organisms which are only
destroyed by thorough cooking at a
sufficiently high temperature for long
enough. Therefore, when cooking or
reheating food such as poultry, it is
particularly important that the food is
completely cooked through. If in doubt,
select a longer cooking or reheating
time.
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The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
Disposal of your old appliance
or machine
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 /
machines 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 or machine. Therefore,
please do not dispose of your old
machine or appliance with your
household waste.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
offered for recycling.
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 the
appliance or the machine to prevent
misuse.
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Before using for the first time
Please stick the extra data plate for the
appliance supplied with this
documentation in the space provided in
the "After sales service" section of this
booklet.
Cleaning for the first time
Remove any protective wrapping and
stickers.
Before using for the first time, clean the
appliance with a damp cloth only and
then wipe dry.
Do not use washing up liquid to
clean the ceramic surface as it can
leave a blue sheen which may be
difficult to remove.
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On cooktops with bevelled glass
edges, a small gap may be visible
between the cooktop and the
worktop during the first few days after
installation. This gap will reduce with
time as the appliance is used and
will not affect the electrical safety of
your appliance.
Metal components have a protective
coating which may give off a slight
smell when heated up for the first time.
The smell and any fumes given off do
not mean that the appliance is
defective or has been wrongly installed,
and they are not harmful to health.
Operation
Switching on and off
Do not leave the appliance
unattended whilst it is being used.
Controls on cooking zones without
extended areas can be turned through
360°. These cooking zones are
switched on by turning the appropriate
control clockwise or anti-clockwise to
the required setting, and switched off
by turning the control clockwise or
anti-clockwise back to "0".
Controls for cooking zones with
extended areas have a resistance on
them. These cooking zones are
switched on by turning the appropriate
control clockwise to the required
setting, and switched off by turning the
control anti-clockwise back to "0".
Do not force the control past the point
of resistance to "0", as this will damage
it.
Residual heat indicators
When a cooking zone is switched on,
e.g. front left, the appropriate residual
heat indicator lights up in the display
when the zone has reached a certain
temperature.
The residual heat indicator will go out
after the cooking zone has been
switched off once the temperature has
dropped to a safe level.
Do not touch the cooking zones or
place any heat-sensitive items on
them whilst they are still hot.
Danger of burning, and fire hazard.
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Operation
Settings
Cooking process
Setting
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 semi-solid foods
Thickening sauces, e.g. hollandaise
Making porridge
Preparing omelettes, lightly fried eggs
Steaming fruit
3-5
Defrosting deep frozen food
Steaming vegetables, fish
Cooking dumplings, potatoes, pulses
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 settings, which envisage approx. 4 helpings, should only be taken as a
guide. With deep pans, large quantities or when cooking without a lid, a higher
setting is needed. For smaller quantities, select a lower setting.
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Operation
Switching on an extended area
Depending on model, the outer 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.
Switch the extended cooking zone off
by turning the control back to the “0”
position.
Proceed as follows:
^ Turn the cooking zone control
clockwise past "12" as far as it will
go.
^ Then turn the control anti-clockwise
back to the required setting.
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Operation
Pans
– Pans made from any material can be
used on a ceramic cooktop.
However, Miele recommends to
refrain from using cookware with an
exposed copper or aluminium base
as they may leave permanent visual
marks on the ceramic surface.
– The best pans are those with a thick
base which is very slightly concave
when cold. When heated, the base
flattens to rest evenly on the cooktop,
optimising the conduction of the
heat.
– Lift pans into position on the
cooktop. Sliding them into place will
cause scuffs and scratches.
– 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 pot or
pan. The diameter of the base
(generally smaller) is more important.
Too small
Cold
Hot
– Pans made of glass, ceramic or
stoneware are less suitable, as they
do not conduct the heat so well.
– Do not use pots and pans on the
ceramic cooktop with bases with
pronounced edges or or ridges, e.g.
cast iron pans. These could scratch
or scour the cooktop surface
permanently.
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Suitable
Operation
Tips on saving energy
– Use a pan lid whenever possible to
minimise heat loss.
– Use as little water as possible to
cook with, and reduce the power
setting once the water has come to
the boil or the oil is hot enough to fry
in.
– 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.
Uncovered
Covered
– Select a smaller pan when cooking
small quantities. A small pan on a
small cooking zone uses less energy
than a large, partially filled pan on a
large cooking zone.
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Operation
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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Cleaning and care
For Miele branded cleaning and
conditioning products see "Optional
accessories".
Do not use a steam cleaner to clean
this appliance. The steam could
reach electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
Only use proprietary cleaning
products which are suitable for
cleaning ceramic cooktops. 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.
The appliance should be cleaned after
each use. Allow the cooktop to cool
down before cleaning.
Wipe all coarse soiling off using a
damp cloth. Stubborn soiling may need
to be removed with a shielded scraper
blade.
Finally, clean the cooktop with a
suitable proprietary ceramic cooktop
cleaner (see "Optional accessories")
applied with kitchen paper or a clean
cloth. Do not apply cleaner whilst the
cooktop is still hot, as this could result
in marking. Please follow the
manufacturer's instructions.
Finally wipe the appliance with a damp
cloth, and then dry it with a clean, soft
cloth. Ensure that all cleaning agent
residues are removed. Residues can
burn onto the cooktop the next time it is
used, and cause damage to the
ceramic surface.
Do not use sharp objects which may
damage the seals between the
ceramic surface and the frame or
between the frame and the worktop.
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.
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Cleaning and care
Spots caused by limescale deposits,
water and aluminium residues (which
have a metalic appearance) can be
removed using the ceramic cooktop
cleaner.
Should any sugar, plastic or
aluminium foil spill or fall on to a hot
cooking zone, first switch off the
appliance. Then carefully scrape off all
the sugar, plastic or aluminium residues
from the cooktop whilst they are still hot
using a shielded scraper blade. Take
care not to burn yourself.
Allow the cooking zone to cool down,
and then clean as described above
with a suitable proprietary ceramic
cooktop cleaner.
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Appliances with aluminium frames
(see data plate) are prone to
scratching, alkali and acid damage.
Take great care when cleaning the
aluminium frame. Do not use cleaning
agents for stainless steel or descaling
agents on aluminium surfaces. Soiling
should be wiped off as soon as
possible after using the appliance. If
the soiling is left for a long time it can
have a damaging effect on the
aluminium surfaces. Intensive cleaning
with proprietary ceramic cooktop
cleaners can cause the frame to take
on a shiny appearance.
If you are unsure about a particular
product or need further advice
please contact your nearest Miele
Customer Contact Centre. See back
page for address.
Problem solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
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.
Ensure that current is not supplied to
the appliance until after
maintenance or repair work has
been carried out.
... the food in the pan hardly heats up
or does not heat up at all
This could be because:
– the pan is not conducting heat
properly.
– the pan is too large in relation to the
cooking zone and an extended zone
has not been switched on.
What to do if ...
... the appliance does not heat up
when switched on
Check whether the mains fuse has
blown. If the fuse has blown, contact an
electrician or the Miele Customer
Contact Centre.
... the heating switches on and off at
the highest setting on one of the
ceramic cooking zones
The overheating protection mechanism
has been triggered (see "Overheating
protection").
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Optional accessories
Miele branded cleaning and conditioning products are
available for your appliance. These can be ordered via the
internet at www.miele-shop.com (depending on country) or
from your Miele Spare Parts Department (see back cover).
Ceramic and stainless steel cooktop cleaner
250 ml
Removes heavy soiling, limescale deposits and aluminium
residues
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Installation
Safety instructions for
installation
Fit the wall units and rangehood
before fitting the cooktop to avoid
damaging the appliance.
~ The veneer or laminate coatings of
worktops (or adjacent kitchen units)
must be treated with 100 °C
heat-resistant adhesive which will not
dissolve or distort.
Any backmoulds must be of
heat-resistant material.
~ This equipment is not designed for
maritime use or for use in mobile
installations such as caravans, aircraft
etc. However it may be suitable for
such usage subject to a risk
assessment of the installation being
carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
~ 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.
~ After installing the cooktop, ensure
that the connection cable cannot come
into contact with the underside of the
appliance. Make sure that there is no
mechanical obstruction, such as a
drawer, which could damage it.
~ Observe carefully the safety
distances given on the following pages.
~ Do not use any sealant except
where expressly instructed to do so.
The sealing strip under the edge of the
top part of the cooktop provides a
sufficient seal for the worktop (see
"Sealant").
All dimensions in this instruction booklet
are given in mm.
This appliance must be installed and
connected to services in
accordance with local and national
safety and building regulations.
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Installation
Safety clearances
Safety clearance above the cooktop
A minimum safety clearance must be
maintained between the appliance and
the rangehood above it. See the
rangehood manufacturer's operating
and installation instructions for details.
If the manufacturer's instructions are
not available for the rangehood, a
minimum safety clearance of at least
760 mm must be maintained. For any
flammable objects, e.g. utensil rails,
wall units etc. a minimum clearance of
at least 760 mm must be maintained
between them and the appliance
below.
Side / rear clearances to the cooktop
Ideally the cooktop should be installed
with plenty of space on either side.
There may be a wall at the rear and a
tall unit or wall at one side. On the other
side, however, no unit or divider should
stand higher than the cooktop (see
illustrations).
Not allowed
Recommended
When two or more appliances are
installed together below a
rangehood, e.g. an electric cooktop
and a gas wok combiset, which
have different safety clearances
given in their installation instructions
you should select the greater
distance of the two.
Not recommended
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Installation
Before installing the appliance check
that the location provides the required
clearances from combustible material
and if necessary provide protection to
adjacent surfaces as required by
regulations.
The minimum side clearance from a
cooktop to a combustible surface* shall
be a 300 mm horizontal distance from
the periphery of any electric burner.
The minimum rear clearance from a
cooktop to a
If the clearance between the periphery
of any electric burner and
- the side wall is less than 300 mm
- the rear wall is less than 200 mm,
the walls must be protected with a non
combustible material.
The protection must be extended a
minimum distance of 150 mm above
the burner. The shown area indicates
the protected surface, which may be
ceramic tiles or other approved
material.
– combustible surface* shall be a
200 mm horizontal distance from the
periphery of any electric burner.
– non-combustible surface or
splashback shall be a 50 mm
horizontal distance from the rear
edge of the cooktop.
* Combustible surface:
The surface of a material that is
capable of catching fire and
burning at temperature exceeding
50 K above ambient.
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Installation
Building-in dimensions
KM 520
a Spring clamps
b Building-in depth
c Building-in depth for mains connection box
d Front
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Installation
Preparing the worktop
^ Make the worktop cut-out following
the dimensions applicable.
Remember to maintain a minimum
safety distance from the back wall,
as well as from any tall unit or side
wall to the right or left of the cooktop.
See "Safety clearances".
If during installation the corners of
the frame are not flush with the
worktop surface, the corner radius
(ß R4) can be carefully scribed to fit.
^ Seal the cut surfaces with a suitable
heat-resistant sealant to avoid
swelling caused by moisture.
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Installation
Fixing the spring clamps
Granite and marble worktops
Wooden Worktops
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75
a
^ Position the spring clamps
(supplied) a in the positions shown
(see "Building-in dimensions") so that
they are flush with the top edge of the
cut-out, and secure with the 3.5 x 25
mm screws supplied.
f
a
^ Position the spring clamps a, and
secure using double-sided tape f.
g
f
a
^ Apply silicone g to the side edges
and lower edge of the spring clamps.
The screws are not required for granite
or marble worktops.
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Installing the cooktop
Wooden worktops
^ Feed the cooktop connection cable
down through the cut-out.
^ Lightly position the cooktop on the
spring clamps a.
^ Using both hands, press down
evenly on the sides of the cooktop
until it clicks into position. When
doing this make sure that the seal
under the cooktop sits flush with the
worktop on all sides. This is important
to ensure an effective seal all round.
Do not use sealant.
^ Connect the cooktop to the mains.
Granite and marble worktops
^ Check that the cooktop works.
The cooktop can now only be
removed with a special tool.
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Installation
Sealant
Tiled worktop
Do not use any sealant unless
expressly instructed to do so. The
sealing strip under the edge of the top
part of the cooktop provides a sufficient
seal for the worktop.
The grouting a and the shaded area
undermeath the cooktop frame must be
smooth and even so that the frame sits
evenly and the sealing strip underneath
the top part of the cooktop provides a
sufficient seal for the worktop.
Do not use sealant between the
frame of the top part of the cooktop
and the worktop.
This could cause difficulties if the
cooktop ever needs to be taken out
for servicing and possibly result in
damage to the frame or the worktop.
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Tiled worktops must be a minimum
5 mm thick to ensure the surface
temperatures of the combustible
surfaces underneath the tiles do not
exceed 50 K above ambient.
Installation
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 while installation work is
being 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.
After the appliance has been built in,
a check must be made that all
electrical parts are shielded.
The voltage and connected load are
given on the data plate. Ensure that
these match the household mains
supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable isolator, which complies with
national and local safety regulations
and which is easily accessible after the
appliance has been built in.
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a residual current device (RCD), with a
trip current of 30 mA.
Test marks
Electrical safety,
C-Tick Mark
Electrically suppressed according to
AS/NZS 1044
Important
The appliance is supplied for
connection to an a.c. single phase
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
Blue
= neutral
Brown
= live
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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Installation
Connection diagram
Warning
This appliance must only be connected to a 230 V or 240 V supply using the
connection cable supplied in the accessory pack.
Connection must be made in accordance with the connection diagram. The earth
lead must be connected.
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After sales service, data plate
The address of the nearest Miele Customer Contact Centre is given on the back
page.
The voltage and rated load are given on the data plate. Please quote these data,
together with the model description and serial number when contacting the Miele
Customer Contact Centre.
Space in which to adhere 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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