Russell Hobbs 14572-57 Instruction manual

Russell Hobbs 14572-57 Instruction manual
MODEL NO. 14572-57
DESCRIPTION: 2 Slice Allure Toaster
Congratulations on purchasing our 2 Slice Allure Toaster. Each unit is manufactured to
ensure safety and reliability. Before using this appliance for the first time, please read
the instruction manual carefully and keep it for future reference.
When using any electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be followed
including the following:
1. Please read the instructions carefully before using any appliance.
2. Always ensure that the voltage on the rating label corresponds to the mains
voltage in your home.
3. Incorrect operation and improper use can damage the toaster and cause injury to
the user.
4. The toaster is intended for household use only. Commercial use invalids the
warranty and the supplier can not be held responsible for injury or damage
caused when using the appliance for any other purpose than that intended.
5. Avoid any contact with moving parts.
6. This toaster 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.
7. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the toaster.
8. Check the power cord and plug regularly for any damage. If the cord or the plug
is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or a qualified person in
order to avoid an electrical hazard.
9. Do not use the toaster if it has been dropped or damaged in any way. In case of
damage, take the unit in for examination and/or repair by an authorised service
10. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not immerse or expose the motor
assembly, plug or the power cord to water or any other liquid.
11. Never immerse the unit in water or any other liquid for cleaning purposes.
12. Do not put the appliance in liquid; do not use it in a bathroom, near water, or
13. Remove the plug from the socket by gripping the plug. Do not pull on the cord to
disconnect the toasters from the mains. Always unplug the unit when not in use,
before cleaning or when adding or removing parts.
14. The use of accessory attachments that are not recommended or supplied by the
manufacturer may result in injuries, fire or electric shock.
15. A short cord is provided to reduce the hazards resulting from becoming
entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
16. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of a table or counter. Ensure that the cord
is not in a position where it can be pulled on inadvertently.
17. Do not allow the cord to touch hot surfaces and do not place on or near a hot gas
or electric burner or in a heated oven.
18. When using a single toasting slot, do not let anything get into the other slot, as
both slots will be “live” when the lever is lowered.
19. Do not use the toaster near or below curtains or other combustible materials.
20. Be careful when touching the areas around the toasting slots as they can get
very hot.
21. Do not cover the toaster or put anything on top of it.
22. If the bread gets jammed, unplug the toaster, let it cool, and carefully remove the
bread. Do not use any sharp metals, you could damage the elements.
23. Do not toast “buttered” items, it may cause a fire.
24. Do not use torn, curled, or misshapen bread, you may jam the toaster.
25. Do not use the toaster on a gas or electric cooking top or over or near an open
26. To avoid a fire, a build up of crumbs and to remain hygienic, clean the crumbs
out of your toaster frequently.
27. Do not use the toaster unless the crumb tray is fitted and closed.
28. Use of an extension cord with this toaster is not recommended. However, if it is
necessary to use an extension lead, ensure that the lead is suited to the power
consumption of the toaster to avoid overheating of the extension cord, appliance
or plug point. Do not place the extension cord in a position where it can be pulled
on by children or animals or tripped over.
29. This toaster is not suitable for outdoor use. Do not use this appliance for anything
other than its intended use.
30. DO NOT carry the toaster by the power cord.
31. Do not leave this toaster unattended during use. Always unplug the unit when not
in use or before cleaning.
32. Always operate the toaster on a smooth, even, stable surface. Do not place the
unit on a hot surface.
33. Ensure that the switch is in the “Off” position after each use.
34. The manufacturer does not accept responsibility for any damage or injury caused
by improper or incorrect use, or for repairs carried out by unauthorised
35. In case of technical problems, switch off the machine and do not attempt to repair
it yourself. Return the toaster to an authorised service facility for examination,
adjustment or repair. Always insist on the use of original spare parts. Failure to
comply with the above mentioned pre-cautions and instructions, could affect the
safe operation of this machine.
Before using for the first time
1. Place the toaster upright on a firm, level, heat-resistant surface.
2. Insert the plug into the main socket.
3. Set the browning level to maximum (6).
4. Operate the appliance empty, to cure the new elements.
5. This may give off a smell, but it is nothing to worry about. Ensure the room is well
Toasting Bread
6. Turn the browning control to the required setting (1=light, 6=dark).
7. Insert the bread into the toasting slots (maximum thickness 28mm).
8. Press the lever down fully.
It will not lock down unless the toaster is connected to the electricity supply.
9. Once the toast is done, it will pop up and the elements will turn off
10. To stop toasting, press the
button. The toast will pop up, and the elements will
turn off.
Extra lift
11. After toasting small items (bagels, crumpets, etc) the lever may be raised further,
to allow them to be removed easier.
Frozen bread
12. This feature takes the guesswork out of toasting frozen bread.
13. Leave the browning control at your favoured setting, insert the frozen bread, and
lower the lever, then press the
14. The
light will come on, and the toasting time will be altered automatically to
give the same degree of browning you get with unfrozen bread.
Caution: Do not try to defrost bread-this may damage the toaster, it may even cause
a) Toasting frozen bread changes ice to steam, which escapes via the
toasting slots
b) Defrosting bread on a low setting changes ice to water, which may drip
over the electronics and the elements
15. Only the brown outside surfaces of bagels should be toasted, the soft inner
surfaces shouldn’t be browned.
16. Split your bagel and put the two halves into the slots with the brown outsides
facing the centre elements.
17. Leave the browning control at your favoured setting, lower the lever, then press
18. The
button. This heats only the centre elements.
light will glow, the brown outsides of the bagel will be toasted, and the cut
sides will be warmed.
Bun warmer
19. Use the bun warmer only on browning level 1.
20. Don’t use the bun warmer to warm frozen, buttered, coated, iced, or filled buns.
21. Place the bun warmer on top of the toaster, with the feet inside the slots.
22. Place the buns on top of the bun warmer.
23. Set the browning level pops up, remove the warmed buns.
24. Don’t touch the bun warmer wires-they’ll be hot.
25. Remove the bun warmer before using the toaster normally.
Reheating toast
26. Use the lowest setting. Only reheat plain, “unbuttered” toast.
Hints and tips
27. If toasting more than one slice, use slices of similar size, thickness and freshness.
28. Old (yesterday’s) bread contains less moisture, so makes crisper toast.
29. Old or thin bread cooks faster than fresh or thick bread. Use a lower setting.
30. Sweet bread products (tea cakes, fruit loaf, etc) brown much more quickly than
ordinary bread, so should be toasted on a lighter setting.
31. Clean the crumbs out of your toaster frequently, to avoid a build up of crumbs.
This is unhygienic and could cause a fire hazard.
32. Unplug the toaster and let it cool down.
33. Press and release the crumb tray
to unlock it.
34. Remove and empty the crumb tray.
35. Wipe with a damp cloth, dry, then replace it in the toaster.
36. Don’t use the toaster unless the crumb tray is fitted and closed.
This toaster is for household use only and is not user-serviceable.
Do not open or change any parts by yourself. Please refer to a qualified electrical
service department or return to the supplier if servicing is necessary.
Always remember to unplug the unit from the electrical outlet when not in use
and before cleaning. Ensure that the speed control is set to “0”.
The body of the toaster should be cleaned with a damp cloth. Do not let water
enter the toaster.
Do not use bleach or other abrasive substance or solvents to clean your
appliance as it can be damaging to the finish.
Do not immerse the toaster in water or any other liquid, or hold it under a running
tap to clean.
To remove stubborn spots/marks, wipe the surfaces with a cloth slightly
dampened in soapy water or mild non-abrasive cleaner. Rinse and dry a clean,
dry, soft cloth.
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet and clean all the parts as instructed above.
Ensure that all parts are dry before storing.
Store the toaster in its box or in a clean, dry place.
Never store the toaster while it is still wet or dirty.
Never wrap the power cord around the appliance.
There are no user serviceable parts in this appliance. If the unit is not operating
correctly, please check the following:
You have followed the instructions correctly
That the unit has been wired correctly and that the wall socket is switched on.
That the mains power supply is ON.
That the plug is firmly in the mains socket.
If the appliance still does not work after checking the above:
- Consult the retailer for possible repair or replacement. If the retailer fails to resolve the
problem and you need to return the appliance, make sure that:
The unit is packed carefully back into its original packaging.
Proof of purchase is attached.
A reason is provided for why it is being returned.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or an authorised
service agent, in order to avoid any hazard. If service becomes necessary within the
warranty period, the appliance should be returned to an approved Tedelex Trading (Pty)
Limited service centre. Servicing outside the warranty period is still available, but will,
however, be chargeable.
Should the need arise to change the fitted plug, follow the instructions below.
This unit is designed to operate on the stated current only. Connecting to other
power sources may damage the appliance. Connect a three-pin plug as follows:
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green/Yellow = Earth
= Neutral
= Live
Tedelex Trading (Pty) Limited (“Tedelex”) warrants to the original purchaser of this product (“the
customer”) that this product will be free of defects in quality and workmanship which under normal
personal, family or household use and purpose may manifest within a period of 1 (one) year from
the date of purchase (“warranty period”).
Where the customer has purchased a product and it breaks, is defective or does not work
properly for the intended purpose, the customer must notify the supplier from whom the customer
bought the product (“the supplier”) thereof within the warranty period. Any claim in terms of this
warranty must be supported by a proof of purchase. If proof of purchase is not available, then
repair, and/or service charges may be payable by the customer to the supplier.
The faulty product must be taken to the supplier's service centre to exercise the warranty.
The supplier will refund, repair or exchange the product in terms of this warranty subject to
legislative requirements. This warranty shall be valid only where the customer has not broken the
product himself, or used the product for something that it is not supposed to be used for. The
warranty does not include and will not be construed to cover products damaged as a result of
disaster, misuse, tamper, abuse or any unauthorised modification or repair of the product.
This warranty will extend only to the product provided at the date of the purchase and not to any
expendables attached or installed by the customer.
If the customer requests that the supplier repairs the product and the product breaks or fails to
work properly within 3 (three) months of the repair and not as a result of misuse, tampering or
modification by or on behalf of the customer, then the supplier may replace the product or pay a
refund to the customer.
The customer may be responsible for certain costs where products returned are not in the original
packaging, or if the packaging is damaged. This will be deducted from any refund paid to the
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