Instruction manual for ceramic hob

Instruction manual for ceramic hob
Model code: C892C
Contact Caple on 0117 938 7420 or for spare parts
Safety Warnings
Your safety is important to us. Please read this information before
using your hob.
Electrical Shock Hazard
• Disconnect the appliance from the mains electricity supply before
carrying out any work or maintenance on it.
• Connection to a good earth wiring system is essential and
• Alterations to the domestic wiring system must only be made by a
qualified electrician.
• Failure to follow this advice may result in electrical shock or death.
• Take care - panel edges are sharp.
• Failure to use caution could result in injury or cuts.
Important safety instructions
• Read these instructions carefully before installing or using this
• No combustible material or products should be placed on this
appliance at any time.
• Please make this information available to the person responsible for
installing the appliance as it could reduce your installation costs.
• In order to avoid a hazard, this appliance must be installed according
to these instructions for installation.
• This appliance is to be properly installed and earthed only by a
suitably qualified person.
• This appliance should be connected to a circuit which incorporates an
isolating switch providing full disconnection from the power supply.
• Failure to install the appliance correctly could invalidate any
warranty or liability claims.
Operation and maintenance
Electrical Shock Hazard
• Do not cook on a broken or cracked hob. If the ceramic surface
should break or crack,switch the appliance off immediately at the
mains power supply (wall switch) and contact a qualified technician.
• Switch the cooktop off at the wall before cleaning or maintenance.
• Failure to follow this advice may result in electrical shock or death.
Health Hazard
• This appliance complies with electromagnetic safety standards.
Hot Surface Hazard
• During use, accessible parts of this appliance will become hot
enough to cause burns.
• Do not let your body, clothing or any item other than suitable
cookware contact the Induction glass until the surface is cool.
• Beware: magnetisable metal objects worn on the body may become
hot in the vicinity of the cooktop. Gold or silver jewellery will not be
• Keep children away.
• Handles of saucepans may be hot to touch. Check saucepan handles
do not overhang other hob zones that are on. Keep handles out of
reach of children.
• Failure to follow this advice could result in burns and scalds.
Cut Hazard
• The razor-sharp blade of a ceramic hob scraper is exposed when the
safety cover is retracted.Use with extreme care and always store
safely and out of reach of children.
• Failure to use caution could result in injury or cuts.
Important safety instructions
• Never leave the appliance unattended when in use. Boilover causes
smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite.
• Never use your appliance as a work or storage surface.
• Never leave any objects or utensils on the appliance.
• Never use your appliance for warming or heating the room.
• After use, always turn off the cooking zones and the cooktop as
described in this manual (i.e. by using the touch controls). Do not rely
• Do not allow children to play with the appliance or sit, stand, or climb
on it.
• Do not store items of interest to children in cabinets above the
appliance. Children climbing on the hob could be seriously injured.
• Do not leave children alone or unattended in the area where the
appliance is in use.
• Children or persons with a disability which limits their ability to use
the appliance should have a responsible and competent person to
instruct them in its use. The instructor should be satisfied that they
can use the appliance without danger to themselves or their
• Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically
recommended in the manual. All other servicing should be done by a
qualified technician.
• Do not place or drop heavy objects on your hob.
• Do not stand on your hob.
• Do not use pans with jagged edges or drag pans across the Ceramic
glass surface as this can scratch the glass.
• Do not use scourers or any other harsh abrasive cleaning agents to
clean your hob, as these can scratch the glass.
• If the power supply cable is damaged, it must only be replaced by a
qualified technician.
•This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar
applications such as: -staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other
working environments; -farm houses; -by clients in hotels, motels
and other residential type environments ; -bed and breakfast type
•This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above
and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or
lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the
appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by
children without supervision.
•WARNING: Unattended cooking on a hob with fat or oil can be
dangerous and may result in fire.NEVER try to extinguish a fire with
water, but switch off the appliance and then cover flame e.g. with a
lid or a fire blanket.
•Metallic objects such as knives, forks, spoons and lids should not be
placed on the hob surface since they can get hot.
•After use, switch off the hob element by its control .
•The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external
timer or separate remote-control system.
on the purchase of your new Ceramic Hob.
We recommend that you spend some time to read this Instruction / Installation
Manual in order to fully understand how to install correctly and operate it.
For installation, please read the installation section.
Read all the safety instructions carefully before use and keep this Instruction /
Installation Manual for future reference.
Product Overview
Top View
1. max. 1800 W zone
2. max. 1200 W zone
3. Glass plate
4. ON / OFF
5. Control panel
Control Panel
1. ON/OFF control
2. Power / Timer regulating controls
3. Heating zone selection controls
4. Timer control
5. keylock control
Product Information
The microcomputer ceramic cooker hob can meet different kinds of cuisine
demands because of resistance wire heating, micro-computerised control and
multi-power selection, really the optimal choice for modern families.
The ceramic hob centers on customers and adopts personalized design.
Before using your New Ceramic Hob
• Read this guide, taking special note of the ‘Safety Warnings’ section.
• Remove any protective film that may still be on your ceramic hob.
Using the Touch Controls
• The controls respond to touch, so you don’t need to apply any pressure.
• Use the ball of your finger, not its tip.
• You will hear a beep each time a touch is registered.
• Make sure the controls are always clean, dry, and that there is no object (e.g. a
utensil or a cloth) covering them. Even a thin film of water may make the
controls difficult to operate.
Choosing the right Cookware
Do not use cookware with jagged edges or a curved base.
Make sure that the base of your pan is smooth, sits flat against the glass, and is
the same size as the cooking zone. Always centre your pan on the cooking zone.
Always lift pans off the ceramic hob – do not slide, or they may scratch the glass.
Using your Ceramic Hob
To start cooking
After power on, the buzzer beeps once, all the indicators light up for 1 second
then go out, indicating that the ceramic hob has entered the state of standby
1. Touch the ON/OFF control. all the indicators
show “-“
2. Place a suitable pan on the cooking zone that
you wish to use.
• Make sure the bottom of the pan and the surface
Of the cooking zone are clean and dry.
3. Touching the heating zone selection control
4. Select a heat setting by touching the “-“ or
“+” control.
• If you don’t choose a heat setting within 1
minute, the ceramic hob will automatically
switch off. You will need to start again at
step 1.
• You can modify the heat setting at any time
during cooking.
• By holding down either of these buttons, the
value will adjust up or down.
When you have finished cooking
1. Touching the heating zone selection
control that you wish to switch off
2. Turn the cooking zone off by scrolling down to “ 0 “ or touching “-“ and
”+” control together.
3. Turn the whole cooktop off by touching the ON/OFF
4. Beware of hot surfaces
“H” will show which cooking zone is hot to touch. It will disappear when the
surface has cooled down to a safe temperature. It can also be used as an energy
saving function if you want to heat further pans, use the hotplate that is still hot.
Locking the Controls
• You can lock the controls to prevent unintended use (for example children
accidentally turning the cooking zones on).
• When the controls are locked, all the controls except the ON/OFF control are
To lock the controls
Touch the keylock control. The timer indicator will show “ Lo “
To unlock the controls
1. Make sure the ceramic hob is turned on.
2. Touch and hold the keylock control for a while.
3. You can now start using your ceramic hob.
, button
When the hob is in the lock mode,all the controls are disabled except theON/OFF
you can always turn the ceramic hob off with the ON/OFF control in an emergency,
but you will need to unlock the hob first before the next
Over-Temperature Protection
A temperature sensor equipped can monitor the temperature inside the ceramic
hob. When an excessive temperature is monitored, the ceramic hob will stop
operation automatically.
Residual Heat Warning
When the hob has been operating for some time,there will be some residual
heat.The letter “ H ”appears to warn you to keep away from it.
Auto Shutdown
Another safety feature of the hob is auto shutdown.This occurs whenever you
forget to switch off a cooking zone.The default shutdown times are shown in
the table below:
Power level
Default working timer (hour) 8
Using the Timer
You can use the timer in two different ways:
• You can use it as a minute minder. In this case, the timer will not turn any
cooking zone off when the set time is up.
• You can set it to turn one cooking zone off after the set time is up.
• You can set the timer for up to 99 minutes.
Using the Timer as a Minute Minder
1. Make sure the hob is turned on and a heating zone is in use.
2. Touch the timer control,the timer indicator will flash.
3. Adjust the timer setting by touch the “-“ or “+”
controls. The minute minder indicator will start
flashing and will show in the timer display.
Hint: Touch the “-“ or “+” control of the timer
once to decrease or increase by 1 minute.
Touch and hold the “-“or“+” control of the timer to
decrease or increase by 10 minutes.
If the setting time exceeds 99 minutes, the timer
will automatically return to 0 minute.
4. Touching the”-“ and “+” together, the timer is cancelled, and the”--“ will
show in the minute display.
5. When the time is set, it will begin to count down
immediately. The display will show the remaining
time and the timer indicator will flash for 5 seconds.
6. Buzzer will sound for 30 seconds and the timer indicator
shows “- - “ when the set time has finished.
Setting the timer to turn one cooking zone off
1. Touching the heating zone selection control
2. Touch the timer control,the timer indicator
show “10”
3. Set the time by touching the or control of the
Hint: Touch the “-“ or “+” control of the timer
once will decrease or increase by 1 minute.
Touch and hold the “-“ or “+” control of the timer
will decrease or increase by 10 minutes.
If the setting time exceeds 99 minutes, the timer
will automatically return to 0 minute.
4. Touching the “-“ and “+” together , the timer is cancelled, and the display will
show ”--” in the minute display.
5. When the time is set, it will begin to count
down immediately. The display will show the
remaining time and the timer indicator flash
for 5 seconds.
NOTE: The red dot next to power level indicator
will illuminate indicating that zone is selected.
6. When cooking timer expires, the corresponding
cooking zone will be switched off automatically.
NOTE: If you want to change the time after the
timer is set, you have to start from step 1
Cooking Guidelines
Take care when frying as the oil and fat heat up very quickly, particularly
if you’re using PowerBoost. At extremely high termperatures oil and fat
will ignite spontaneously and this presents a serious fire risk.
Cooking Tips
• When food comes to the boil, reduce the temperature setting.
• Using a lid will reduce cooking times and save energy by retaining the heat.
• Minimise the amount of liquid or fat to reduce cooking times.
• Start cooking on a high setting and reduce the setting when the food has heated
Simmering, cooking rice
• Simmering occurs below boiling point, at around 85˚C, when bubbles are just
rising occasionally to the surface of the cooking liquid. It is the key to delicious
soups and tender stews because the flavours develop without overcooking the
food. You should also cook egg-based and flourthickened sauces below boiling
• Some tasks, including cooking rice by the absorption method, may require a
setting higher than the lowest setting to ensure the food is cooked properly in
the time recommended.
Searing steak
cook juicy flavoursome steaks:
Stand the meat at room temperature for about 20 minutes before cooking.
Heat up a heavy-based frying pan.
Brush both sides of the steak with oil. Drizzle a small amount of oil into the hot
pan and then lower the meat onto the hot pan.
4. Turn the steak only once during cooking. The exact cooking time will depend
on the thickness of the steak and how cooked you want it. Times may vary
from about 2 – 8 minutes per side. Press the steak to gauge how cooked it is
– the firmer it feels the more ‘well done’ it will be.
5. Leave the steak to rest on a warm plate for a few minutes to allow it to relax
and become tender before serving.
For stir-frying
1. Choose an ceramic compatible flat-based wok or a large frying pan.
2. Have all the ingredients and equipment ready. Stir-frying should be quick. If
cooking large quantities, cook the food in several smaller batches.
3. Preheat the pan briefly and add two tablespoons of oil.
4. Cook any meat first, put it aside and keep warm.
5. Stir-fry the vegetables. When they are hot but still crisp, turn the cooking
zone to a lower setting, return the meat to the pan and add your sauce.
6. Stir the ingredients gently to make sure they are heated through.
7. Serve immediately.
Heat Settings
The settings below are guidelines only. The exact setting will depend on several
factors, including your cookware and the amount you are cooking. Experiment
with the hob to find the settings that best suit you.
Heat setting
delicate warming for small amounts of food
melting chocolate, butter, and foods that burn quickly
gentle simmering
slow warming
rapid simmering
cooking rice
cooking pasta
bringing soup to the boil
boiling water
Care and Cleaning
Everyday soiling on
glass (fingerprints,
marks, stains left by
food or non-sugary
spillovers on the
1. Switch the power to the
cooktop off.
2. Apply a ceramic hob cleaner
while the glass is still warm
(but not hot!)
3. Rinse and wipe dry with a
clean cloth or paper towel.
4. Switch the power to the
cooktop back on.
• When the power to the cooktop is
switched off, there will be no ‘hot
surface’ indication but the cooking
zone may still be hot! Take extreme
• Heavy-duty scourers, some nylon
scourers and harsh/abrasive
cleaning agents may scratch the
glass. Always read the label to check
if your cleaner or scourer is suitable.
• Never leave cleaning residue on the
cooktop: the glass may become
Boilovers, melts, and
hot sugary spills on
the glass
Spillovers on the
touch controls
Remove these immediately with
a fish slice, palette knife or razor
blade scraper suitable for
ceramic glass hob, but
beware of hot cooking zone
1. Switch the power to the
cooktop off at the wall.
2. Hold the blade or utensil at a
30° angle and scrape the
soiling or spill to a cool area
of the hob.
3. Clean the soiling or spill up
with a dish cloth or paper
4. Follow steps 2 to 4 for
‘Everyday soiling on glass’
1. Switch the power to the
hob off.
2. Soak up the spill
3. Wipe the touch control area
with a clean damp sponge or
4. Wipe the area completely dry
with a paper towel.
5. Switch the power to the
cooktop back on.
• Remove stains left by melts and
sugary food or spillovers as soon
as possible. If left to cool on the
glass, they may be difficult to
remove or even permanently
damage the glass surface.
• Cut hazard: when the safety cover
is retracted, the blade in a scraper
is razor-sharp. Use with extreme
care and always store safely and
out of reach of children.
• The hob may beep and turn
itself off, and the touch controls
may not function while there is
liquid on them. Make sure you wipe
the touch control area dry before
turning the hob back on.
Hints and Tips
Possible causes
What to do
The hob cannot
Be turned on.
No power.
The touch controls are
The controls are locked.
The touch controls are
difficult to operate.
There may be a slight film of
water over the controls or you
may be using the tip of your
finger when touching the
Make sure the hob is connected
to the power supply and that it is
switched on.
Check whether there is a power
outage in your home or area. If
you’ve checked everything and the
problem persists, call a qualified
Unlock the controls. See section
‘Using your ceramic hob’ for
Make sure the touch control area is
dry and use the ball of your finger
when touching the controls.
The glass is being
Some pans make
crackling or clicking
Rough-edged cookware.
Use cookware with flat and smooth
bases. See ‘Choosing the right
Unsuitable, abrasive scourer or
cleaning products being used.
This may be caused by the
construction of your cookware
(layers of different metals
vibrating differently).
See ‘Care and cleaning’.
This is normal for cookware and
does not indicate a fault.
Technical Specification
Cooking Zones
2 Zones
Supply Voltage
220-240V~ 50/60Hz
Installed Electric Power
3000 W
Product Size
Building-in Dimensions A×B (mm)
Weight and Dimensions are approximate. Because we continually strive to
improve our products we may change specifications and designs without prior
Selection of installation equipment
1. Cut out the work surface according to the sizes shown in the drawing.
For the purpose of installation and use, a minimum of 50mm space shall be
preserved around the hole.
Be sure the thickness of the work surface is at least 30mm. Please select
heat-resistant work surface material to avoid larger deformation caused by
the heat radiation from the hotplate. As shown below:
50mm min
50mm min
50mm min
50mm min
2. The ceramic hob can be used on the table top of cabinet.The ceramic
hob should be placed horizontally. As shown below:
50mm min
50mm min
Under any circumstances, make sure the ceramic hob is well ventilated
and the air inlet and outlet are not blocked. Ensure the hob is in the correct
installation.As shown below
Note: The safety distance between the hob and the cupboard above
the hob should be at least 760mm.
50 min
30 min
Air intake
Air exit 10 mm
Before locating the fixing brackets
The unit should be placed on a stable, smooth surface (use the packaging). Do not
apply force onto the controls protruding from the hob.
Fix the hob on the work surface by screwing the four brackets on the bottom of hob (see
picture) after installation. Adjust the bracket position to suit for different work
surface’s thickness.
1. The ceramic hob must be installed by qualified personnel or technicians.
We have professionals at your service. Please never conduct the operation by
2. The hob must not be mounted to cooling equipment,
dishwashers and rotary dryers.
3. The ceramic hob shall be installed such that better heat radiation can be
ensured to enhance its reliability.
4. The wall and induced heating zone above the work surface shall withstand heat.
5. To avoid any damage, the sandwich layer and adhesive must be resistant to
6. A steam cleaner is not to be used.
7. This hob can be connected only to a supply with system impedance no more
than 0.427 ohm. In case necessary, please consult your supply authority for
system impedance information.
Connecting the hob to the mains power supply
The power supply should be connected in compliance with the relevant
standard,or a single-pole circuit breaker.the method of connection is shown
1. If the cable is damaged or needs replacing, this should be done by an
after-sales technician using the proper tools, so as to avoid any accidents.
2. If the appliance is being connected directly to the mains supply, an omnipolar
circuit breaker must be installed with a minimum gap of 3mm between the
3. The installer must ensure that the correct electrical connection has been made
and that it complies with safety regulations.
4. The cable must not be bent or compressed.
5. The cable must be checked regularly and only replaced by a properly qualified
This appliance is labeled in compliance with European directive
2002/96/EC for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
By ensuring that this appliance is disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent any possible damage to the environment and to human
health, which might otherwise be caused if it were disposed of in the
wrong way.
The symbol on the product indicates that it may not be treated as
normal household waste. It should be taken to a collection point for
the recycling of electrical and electronic goods.
dispose this product
as unsorted municipal
waste. Collection of
such waste separately
for special treatment is
This appliance requires specialist waste disposal. For further
information regarding the treatment, recover and recycling of this
product please contact your local council, your household waste
disposal service, or the shop where you purchased it.
For more detailed information about treatment, recovery and
recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, your
household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased
the product.
CE Declarations of Conformity
This appliance has been manufactured to the strictest standards and complies with all applicable legislation, Low
Voltage Directive (LVD) and Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC).
Fourth Way
BS11 8DW
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