Operating Instructions
Gas Cooktop
KM 342
KM 344
®
To prevent accidents and
machine damage,
read the instructions
before
installation or use.
®
UV
M.-Nr. 05 649 300
WARNING:
If the information in this manual is not followed
exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing
property damage, personal injury or death.
– Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
– WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
ß Do not try to light any appliance.
ß Do not touch any electrical switch.
ß Do not use any phone in your building.
ß Immediately call your gas supplier from a
neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s
instructions.
ß If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the
fire department.
– Installation and service must be performed by a
qualified installer, service agency or the gas
supplier.
(In Massachusetts a licensed plumber / gas fitter.)
– Note to the installer:
Please leave this instruction book with the
consumer for the local electrical / gas inspector’s
use.
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Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Guide to the cooktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
KM 342. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
KM 344. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Before using the cooktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Cleaning the cooktop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Using the cooktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Fast-Ignition-System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Turning on and off / Regulating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Pan size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Suitable pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Safety feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Using the cooktop during a power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Frequently asked questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Technical Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Help protect our environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Installation and connection
When using your gas 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.
Install the appliance so that the
power cord or gas piping does not
come into contact with any portion of
the cooktop which may become hot
during use.
Do not connect the appliance to
the main electrical supply using an
extension cord. Extension cords do not
meet the safety requirements of this
appliance.
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Before servicing, turn off the gas
valve and disconnect the power
supply by either removing the fuse,
unplugging the unit or manually
"tripping" the circuit breaker.
This equipment has not been
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 installation in
these applications. Please contact the
nearest Miele Dealer or the Miele
Technical Service Department with
specific requirements.
After connecting the appliance test
for leaks according to the
installation instructions.
If there is any doubt concerning
installation contact Miele’s
Technical Service Department.
U 1-800-999-1360
techserv@mieleusa.com
V 1-800-565-6435
service@miele.ca
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Correct usage
Do not operate the cooktop until it
is properly installed in the
countertop.
This appliance is intended for
residential cooking only.
Use the appliance only for its
intended purpose. The
manufacturer cannot be held
responsible for damages caused by
improper use of the cooktop.
Be sure drafts do not blow
flammable material toward the
flames or push the flames so that they
extend beyond the edges of the pan.
Do not use pans that extend past
the burner grate. Using larger pans
may cause the flames to spread out
and damage the surrounding
countertop or other countertop
appliances.
For safety and stability, do not use
pans with a bottom diameter
smaller than the burner grate.
Only certain types of glass,
ceramic or other glazed cookware
are suitable for use on a cooktop
without breaking due to a sudden
temperature change.
For safety reasons never use the
cooktop to warm the room.
Do not store aerosols, gasoline,
combustibles or any other
flammable materials underneath or
adjacent to the cooktop.
Install the cooktop in a room that
has sufficient ventilation.
Protection from damage
This appliance must not be
operated outdoors.
Do not use aluminum foil to line any
part of the cooktop.
For proper lighting and
performance of the burners, keep
the igniters clean and dry.
Make sure all components of the
gas burners are assembled
correctly before using the cooktop.
Do not use a steam cleaner to
clean the appliance. Steam could
penetrate electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
Spills containing salt or sugar
should be removed immediately.
Do not drop anything on the
ceramic surface of the appliance.
Although the ceramic glass is shock
and scratch resistant, it is not shock or
scratch proof.
Ensure that any burners in use are
always covered with a pan.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Personal safety
The burners become very hot
when in use. Make sure that no one
comes in contact with them.
Do not leave children unattended
in an area where the appliance is in
use.
Do not store toys or items of
interest to children in cabinets
above or behind the cooktop. Children
climbing onto the cooktop to reach
these items may become seriously
injured.
Do not allow children to operate or
play with the cooktop. Keep all
pans out of the reach of children.
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 burners. Do not
use towels or other bulky items near the
appliance.
Be aware 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 cooktop
when not in use.
Do not let cooking grease or other
flammable materials accumulate
on the appliance.
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Do not leave the cooktop
unattended while in use. Boil-overs
cause smoking, and greasy spill-overs
may ignite.
Do not use water on grease fires.
Smother any fire or flame, or use a
dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
Do not flambé under an exhaust
hood. Flames could be drawn up
into the hood by the suction or the
grease filters may ignite.
For safety reasons the flame
should be adjusted to be the same
size as the bottom of the pan or smaller.
Do not use small pans with high flame
settings as the flames can climb the
sides of the pan.
Only use cooking utensils suitable
for cooktop use.
Always position pan handles and
utensils inward so they do not
extend over adjacent work areas,
burners, or the edge of the cooktop.
If there is a drawer directly
underneath the appliance without
any wooden base in between, ensure
that no aerosols, combustible liquids or
other easily flammable materials are
kept in it. If cutlery inserts are to be
placed in the drawer, these must be
made of heat-resistant material.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Damage to the appliance
Further safety notes
In the event of damage or a defect,
turn off the appliance immediately.
Turn off the gas shut off valve and
disconnect completely from the
electricity supply. Contact the Miele
Technical Service Department.
Do not use the appliance until it has
been repaired.
Ensure power is not supplied to the
appliance while repair work is carried
out.
When using a portable appliance
near the cooktop, make sure that
its power cord does not come in
contact with the cooktop.
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 circumstance
open the outer casing of the appliance.
Do not use containers made of
plastic or aluminum. They may melt
at high temperatures.
Do not heat empty pots or pans,
they may be damaged.
Before discarding an old
appliance, disconnect it from the
gas and electrical supply and cut off
the power cord to prevent it from
becoming a hazard.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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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Guide to the cooktop
KM 342
a Wok Burners
b Trivet
c Wok Ring
d Normal Burners
e Fast Burner
f Grates
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The layout of the control knobs
corresponds with the layout of the
burners.
Guide to the cooktop
KM 344
a Wok Burner Small
Control Knobs:
b Trivet
h Left rear burner
c Wok Ring
i Center rear burner
d Normal Burners
j Right rear burner
e Fast Burners
k Front left burner
f Grates
l Front center burner
g Wok Burner Large
m Front right burner
Accessories
A griddle plate and simmer plate are
available as additional accessories.
A conversion kit is also available if the
appliance is to be connected to another
type of gas.
To purchase contact your Miele dealer
or Miele.
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Before using the cooktop
Cleaning the cooktop
Before using for the first time clean the
appliance as follows:
^ Wash the gas burner assembly with a
mild solution of warm water and
liquid dish soap.
^ Wipe dry and reassemble the parts in
the proper order (see "Cleaning and
care").
^ Wipe the cooktop with a damp cloth
and dry thoroughly.
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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 harmless odor will dissipate after a
short time and does not indicate a
faulty connection or appliance defect.
Using the cooktop
Fast-Ignition-System
Normal / Fast burner
The gas cooktops are equipped with a
Fast-Ignition-System which
incorporates the following features:
– The control knob can be released
once it is turned to the largest flame
symbol.
– If the flame goes out during use,
e.g. from a draft, the burner will automatically reignite.
If reignition is unsuccessful, the gas
supply will automatically be cut (see
"Safety feature").
ß Cooktop is turned off
& Highest flame
/ Lowest flame
Wok burner
As a result of the
Fast-Ignition-System, the ignitor
stays activated for a few seconds,
even when the flame is already lit.
– To prevent a gas leak, the
Fast-Ignition-System will click until
the safety thermostat is activated.
Turning on and off / Regulating
The control knob is used to light the
burner and to regulate the strength of
the flame.
ß Cooktop is turned off
* Highest flame:
inner and outer burner
are both at their highest setting.
& High flame:
outer burner is at the lowest setting,
inner burner is at the highest setting.
+ Low flame:
outer burner is turned off,
inner burner is at the highest setting.
/ Lowest flame:
outer burner is turned off,
inner burner is at the lowest setting.
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Using the cooktop
Turning on
^ To light a burner press down and turn
the corresponding control knob
counterclockwise to the largest flame
symbol. Release the knob. The ignitor
will click and ignite the gas.
The ignition process lasts about 8 - 10
seconds. The flame should light within
4 seconds. Even if the flame is lit, the
ignition will continue to click for a few
seconds for safety. If the burner does
not light, repeat the process.
^ To increase the flames from a low to
high setting, turn the control knob
clockwise until you reach the stop.
Press the knob down to pass the
stop, then release the pressure and
set the cooktop to the desired
setting.
If the burner does not light on the
second attempt, turn the control knob
to "ß" and see "Frequently asked
questions".
Since the outer portion of the flame is
much hotter than the center, the flame
should be set so that it does not spread
beyond the sides of the pan. Flame tips
which extend beyond the sides of the
pan are hazardous.
^ Now adjust the knob to the desired
setting.
Turning off
^ Turn the control knob clockwise to
"ß".
Regulating the wok burner
The inner and outer burners are both
controlled by one control knob. There is
a stop at the 6 o’clock position that
requires you to press the knob down
while turning it in order to get from the
high flame to the low flame zone.
^ To reduce the flames from a high to
low setting, turn the control knob
counterclockwise until you feel
resistance. Press the knob down to
pass the stop, then release the
pressure and set the cooktop to the
desired setting.
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This stops the flow of gas and turns off
the cooktop.
The knob must only be turned left to
turn the appliance on and right to
turn it off.
If the knob is turned,
- on without pressing it down first,
- clockwise past the 12 o’clock
position, or
- counterclockwise past the smallest
flame symbol,
parts of the cooktop could get
damaged. The manufacturer cannot
be held responsible for these
damages.
Using the cooktop
Pan size
Suitable pans
– Set the cooktop to a high flame when
using a large diameter pan and low
flame when using small diameter
pans.
Unlike pans used on an electric
cooktop, the bases do not need to be
even for good results.
– Generally, wide / shallow pans will
heat quicker and cook more evenly
than narrow / tall ones.
– Using oversized pans may cause the
flames to spread out and damage
the surrounding countertop or other
countertop appliances. The proper
pan size will also improve efficiency.
– Do not use small pans with high
flame settings, the flames may climb
the sides of the pan.
Thick pan bases will give more even
results, as hot spots are reduced due to
better heat distribution.
Thin pan bases will conduct the heat
faster but not as evenly as thick pan
bases. Stir the food frequently to
prevent burning.
Wok burners
You can use a wok on these burners
with out any additional rings, trivets,
etc.
If you wish to use the wok ring, c, for
extra stability please put it on as shown
in the following illustrations (depending
on your grates).
– Pots with a smaller diameter than the
pan support and pots that do not sit
securely (without wobbling) are
hazardous and should not be used.
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Using the cooktop
Safety feature
This appliance is equipped with an
Ignition Safety Control. This control cuts
the gas supply if the flame goes out
and reignition is unsuccessful.
^ To reignite the burner, turn the control
knob to "ß", then follow the procedure
outlined in "Turning on and off /
Regulating".
This safety feature is not operated by
electricity, it will be active even if the
appliance is in use during a power
failure.
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Using the cooktop during a
power failure
If there is an interruption to the
electrical supply, the gas can be
ignited using a match.
^ Press down and turn the desired
control knob counterclockwise to the
largest flame symbol.
^ While holding down the knob, light
the gas at the burner with a match.
^ When the flame appears, keep the
control knob pressed in for 8 - 10
seconds to allow for the Ignition
Safety Control to reach operating
temperature.
Cleaning and care
Cooktop
Never use a steam cleaner to clean
this cooktop. Pressurized steam
could cause permanent damage to
the surface and to components for
which the manufacturer cannot
accept responsibility.
Do not use any sharp or pointed
objects which could damage the
seal between the frame and the
countertop.
Never use scouring agents, pads,
abrasive cleaning agents, or strong
cleaners, e.g. oven sprays, stain or
rust removers, these could damage
the surface of the appliance.
Keep the ignitor in the burner dry. If
it gets wet it will not spark.
Dry your cooktop thoroughly after
cleaning it to prevent lime deposits.
Spills containing salt or sugar should
be cleaned immediately.
Let the appliance cool down to a safe
temperature before removing the
grates.
^ Clean the grates, cooktop and knobs
with a sponge and a mild solution of
warm water and liquid dish soap.
^ Soak baked or hardened spills.
Dry the cooktop and grates
thoroughly after cleaning.
Stainless steel
^ 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.
Stainless steel colored knobs
These controls may become
discolored or damaged if not
cleaned regularly.
Do not use a stainless steel cleaner
on the knobs.
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Cleaning and care
Reassembling the wok burner
Burners
The burners can be dismantled and
cleaned when cool.
^ Remove the burner parts and wash
them in a solution of hot water and
liquid dish soap. Dry them
thoroughly. Make sure that the flame
holes are clean and completely dry.
^ Wipe the burner base clean with a
damp cloth and then dry.
^ Gently wipe the ignitor and ignition
safety control with a slightly damp
cloth, and then wipe dry.
a
b
c
d
e
Make sure that no liquid gets into the
appliance.
Reassembling the normal and fast
burners
a
^ Place the burner head, d, onto the
burner base, e.
^ Fit the burner ring, c.
^ Fit the large burner cap, b, onto the
burner head, d.
^ Seat the small burner cap, a.
^ Put the grates in place.
b
^ Place the burner cap, a, onto the
burner base, b, so that the notches
fit into the holes (see arrows).
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Be careful not to mix up the parts.
Make sure that all the locating tabs and
notches align exactly.
Frequently asked questions
... the flame goes out after being lit?
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.
^ Check whether the burners are
assembled correctly.
^ Make sure the gas holes in the
burner ring are clean and open.
... the igniters no longer work?
Some minor problems can be fixed
without a service call.
What if ...
... the burners do not ignite after
several attempts?
Check if:
^ Check that there is no residue
between the ignitor and the burner.
^ Make sure the ignitor is dry.
... the flame appears different than
usual?
^ Check whether the burners are
assembled correctly.
^ the burners are assembled correctly.
^ the gas valve is open.
^ the burners are dry and clean.
^ the flame holes in the burners are
clean and unblocked.
^ the igniters are wet.
^ the cooktop is plugged in and that
the circuit breaker has not tripped. If
lack of power is the problem, the
cooktop can be lit with a match. See
"Using the cooktop during a power
failure".
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Technical Service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
easily fix yourself, please contact the
Miele Technical Service Department:
U 1-800-999-1360
techserv@mieleusa.com
V 1-800-565-6435
service@miele.ca
When contacting Technical Service
please quote the serial number and
model of the cooktop. This information
is visible on the silver data plate
supplied with the cooktop.
Adhere data plate sticker here:
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Technical Service
MieleCare
MieleCare, our Extended Service
Contract program; gives you the
assurance of knowing that your
appliance investment is covered by 5
years of worry free ownership.
MieleCare is the only Extended Service
Contract in the industry that guarantees
repairs by a Miele Authorized Service
Provider using genuine Miele parts.
Only genuine Miele parts installed by
factory trained professionals can
guarantee the safety, reliability and
longevity of your Miele appliance.
Please note that unless expressly
approved in writing by the Miele
Service department, Extended Service
Contracts offered by other providers for
Miele products will not be recognized
by Miele. Our goal is to prevent
unauthorized (and untrained) service
personnel from working on your Miele
products, possibly doing further
damage to them, you and/or your
home.
To learn more about MieleCare
Extended Service Contracts, please
contact your appliance dealer or visit
us online at:
www.store.miele.com
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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,
disconnect it from the gas and
electrical supply and cut off the
power cord to prevent it from
becoming a hazard.
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