840146600 ENv01.qxd 1/18/06 4:41 PM Page 1 Electric Kettle Bouilloire électrique Pava eléctrica g READ BEFORE USE LIRE AVANT L’UTILISATION LEA ANTES DE USAR 840146600 168950 For Customer Assistance, call Customer Service at 1-877-207-0923 (US) or 1-877-556-0973 (Canada) Pour l’assistance à la clientèle au Canada : 1-877-556-0973 Para comunicarse con Asistencia al Cliente en México: 01-800-343-7378 Le invitamos a leer cuidadosamente este instructivo antes de usar su aparato. 840146600 ENv01.qxd 1/18/06 4:41 PM Page 2 WARNING Shock Hazard • Do not immerse this appliance in water or other liquid. • If the plug on this appliance does not fit in your outlet: - Do not modify the plug. - Do not use an adaptor. - Have an electrician replace the obsolete outlet. IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS When using electric appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: 1. Read all instructions. 2. Do not touch hot surfaces or hot water. Use handles or knobs. Care must be taken as burns can occur from touching hot parts or from spilled hot liquid. 3. To protect against fire, electric shock and personal injury do not immerse cord, plugs or electric kettle in water or other liquid. 4. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children. 5. Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning. 6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug, or after the appliance malfunctions or is dropped or damaged in any manner. Call our toll-free customer assistance number for information on examination, repair, or adjustment. 7. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by the manufacturer may result in fire, electrical shock or personal injury. 8. Do not use outdoors. 9. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces, including the stove. 10. Do not place electric kettle on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven. 11. To disconnect electric kettle, turn any control to OFF (O) then remove plug from wall outlet. Never pull on cord as this may damage the cord and eventually cause electric shock. 12. Do not use appliance for other than intended use. 13. Do not use for other than heating water. Other liquids or food will contaminate the interior and void warranty. 14. Do not allow kettle to boil dry. 15. To avoid circuit overload, do not operate another high wattage appliance on the same circuit. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS! Other Consumer Safety Information This appliance is intended for household use only. To avoid an electrical circuit overload, do not operate another high wattage appliance on the same circuit with the kettle. The length of the cord used on this appliance was selected to reduce the hazards of becoming tangled in, or tripping over a longer cord. If a longer cord is necessary an approved extension cord may be used. The electrical rating of the extension cord must be equal to or greater than the rating of the kettle. Care must be taken to arrange the extension cord so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or accidentally tripped over. WARNING: To avoid burns and reduce risk of personal injury, use extreme caution when carrying kettle containing hot water. Do not pour in the direction of people or over people. 2 840146600 ENv01.qxd 1/18/06 4:41 PM Page 3 PARTS AND FEATURES 1. Lid 2. Anti-Scale Mesh Filter (inside spout) 1 3. Power Base 4. Power Switch I = ON O = OFF 2 4 3 ANTI-SCALE MESH FILTER Scale is caused by lime and calcium in hard water. The mesh filter will prevent these suspended particles from being poured out of the kettle. The filter should be cleaned periodically to ensure optimum performance. To clean the filter, unplug kettle and allow to cool. The mesh filter may be removed by pressing inward through the spout with a finger. Rinse filter under running water and brush with a soft brush. An old, clean toothbrush works well. 3 840146600 ENv01.qxd 1/18/06 4:41 PM Page 4 USING YOUR ELECTRIC KETTLE BEFORE FIRST USE: Fill kettle to MAX indicator on water level window and bring to a boil until kettle shuts off automatically. Discard water and repeat. Rinse out kettle 2 or 3 times. The kettle is now ready for use. 1. Remove from power base before filling. 2. Fill kettle with required amount of water. Ensure that water level is between MIN and MAX on the water level indicator. If using the mesh filter, it must be in place. WARNING: If kettle is overfilled there is a risk that boiling water may spit out of the spout. 3. Make sure that the lid is in place and the power base is on a level surface. If lid is not in place, auto shut-off will not operate. 4. Plug into outlet and turn on ( l ). 5. The kettle will switch off (O) automatically when the water has boiled. (Remember, the surface of the kettle gets hot; take care–only grip the kettle by the handle). 6. After use, unplug kettle and empty. NOTE: Use water only in the kettle. If used for foods or beverage such as tea or coffee, the warranty will be voided. IF HEATING ELEMENT DISCOLORS It is normal for stainless steel heating elements to discolor. This does not affect the performance of the kettle. Do not use abrasive scouring pads or cleaners as this may damage the stainless steel surface. CORDLESS KETTLE Your cordless kettle has the power supply connected to the power base, eliminating the need to plug and unplug the cord from the electrical outlet. However, it is always a good safety practice to unplug the power base when not in use. • For general operation see “Using Your Electric Kettle.” • After filling the kettle with water, it should be placed on the base so that it is correctly engaged. • After use, the kettle may be left on the base but we recommend you unplug the cord from the outlet. 4 840146600 ENv01.qxd 1/18/06 4:41 PM Page 5 IF YOUR KETTLE BOILS DRY The heating element is protected by two automatic safety devices. If your kettle is accidentally switched on without being filled with water, or is allowed to boil dry, the kettle will automatically switch off. You should: 1. Turn the kettle OFF, unplug the kettle and wait about 20 minutes for the element to cool down. 2. Refill the kettle, then use as normal and check that the kettle functions correctly. IF YOUR KETTLE DOES NOT WORK Make these simple checks before calling the toll-free customer assistance number: • Have you switched the power switch button to ON ( l ) position? • If the kettle heats but does not boil, it might need descaling. • Has the kettle been accidentally switched on without being filled with water or allowed to boil dry? Turn the kettle OFF, wait 20 minutes and try again. • Is the kettle cord firmly plugged into the outlet and the kettle firmly seated in the base? CLEANING YOUR KETTLE 1. With kettle unplugged, empty any remaining water and rinse. Allow kettle to cool. The mesh filter may be removed by pressing inward through the spout with a finger. The filter will drop into kettle cavity. To insert the filter into the spout, position the filter with tabs toward spout and press filter until it fits into place. 2. To avoid scale/lime deposit build-up, empty kettle after each use. 3. Wipe the exterior of kettle with a damp cloth. Do not use abrasive scouring pads or powders as they may scratch the smooth surface of the kettle. NEVER IMMERSE THE KETTLE IN WATER OR OTHER LIQUIDS. 5 840146600 ENv01.qxd 1/18/06 4:41 PM Page 6 CUSTOMER SERVICE If you have a claim under this warranty, please call our Customer Assistance Number. For faster service please have model, series, and type numbers ready for operator to assist you. These numbers can be found on the bottom of your appliance. MODEL: ________________ TYPE: _________________ SERIES: ________________ Customer Assistance Number 1-877-207-0923 (US) or 1-877-556-0973 (Canada) Keep these numbers for future reference! For more information, please visit us at www.walmart.com Two-Year Limited Warranty What does your warranty cover? • Any defect in material or workmanship. For how long after the original purchase? • Two years. What will we do? • Provide you with a new one. • For those items still under warranty but no longer available, WAL-MART reserves the right to replace with a similar GE branded product of equal or greater value. How do you make a warranty claim? • Save your receipt. • Properly pack your unit. We recommend using the original carton and packing materials. • Return the product to your nearest WAL-MART store or call Customer Assistance at 1-877-207-0923 (US) or 1-877-556-0973 (Canada) What does your warranty not cover? • Parts subject to wear, including, without limitation, glass parts, glass containers, cutter/strainer, blades, seals, gaskets, clutches, motor brushes, and/or agitators, etc. • Commercial use or any other use not found in printed directions. • Damage from misuse, abuse, or neglect, including failure to clean product regularly in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. 6 How does state law relate to this warranty? • This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state or province to province. • THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY OR CONDITION, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WRITTEN OR ORAL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY STATUTORY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. • WAL-MART, GE, AND THE PRODUCT MANUFACTURER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES CAUSED BY USE OF THIS APPLIANCE. ANY LIABILITY IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID WHETHER A CLAIM, HOWEVER INSTITUTED, IS BASED ON CONTRACT, INDEMNITY, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. SOME STATES OR PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THIS EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. What if you encounter a problem with this product while using it outside the country of purchase? • The warranty is valid only in the country of purchase and you follow the warranty claim procedure as noted.