Operating Instructions Gas Cooktop KM 360 G ® To prevent accidents and machine damage, read the Operating Manual before installation or use. ® UV M.-Nr. 06 389 900 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/gasfitter) – Note to the installer: Please leave this instruction book with the consumer for the local electrical/gas inspector’s use. 2 Contents IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Guide to the cooktop Before using the cooktop Cleaning the cooktop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Using the cooktop Turning on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Pan size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Suitable pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Safety feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Using the cooktop during a power failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Cleaning and Care Burners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Frequently asked questions After sales service Help to protect our environment 3 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. 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. Do not connect the appliance to the main electrical supply by an extension cord. Extension cords do not guarantee the required safety of the appliance. 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 an installation in these applications. Please contact Miele Technical Service with specific requirements. After connecting the appliance test for leaks according to the installation instructions. If there is any doubt concerning installation contact Miele Technical Service. U 1-800-999-1360 firstname.lastname@example.org l 1-800-565-6435 email@example.com 4 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. To prevent fires, ensure that curtains or any other window coverings do not blow over or near the burners. Never use the cooktop to warm or heat the room. Install the cooktop in a room that has sufficient ventilation. This appliance must not be set up or operated outdoors. Ensure that any burners in use are always covered with a 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. The proper pan size will also improve efficiency. For safety and stability, do not use pans with a bottom diameter smaller than the burner grate. Do not store aerosols, gasoline, combustibles or any other flammable materials underneath or adjacent to the cooktop. Only certain types of glass/ceramic, earthware, or other glazed cookware are suitable for use on a cooktop without breaking due to a sudden temperature change. Verify with cookware manufacturer. Do not use aluminum foil to line any part of the cooktop. For proper lighting and performance of the burners, keep the ignitors clean and dry. Make sure all the components of the gas burners are assembled correctly before using the cooktop. 5 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Protection from damage Personal safety Do not use a steam cleaner to clean this appliance. Steam could penetrate electrical components and cause a short circuit. The burners become very hot when in use. Make sure that no one comes in contact with the burners. Do not use pans with too thin of a base. Do not heat pans without food, this can damage the appliance. Spills containing salt or sugar should be removed before the cooktop cools to prevent stains and dimpling. Do not leave children unattended in an area where the appliance is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the appliance. 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 reach of. Use only dry, heat resistant potholders. Moist or damp potholders used on hot surfaces can result in steam burns. Do not let potholders touch the hot burners. Do not use towels or other bulky items near the appliance. Be aware of loose fitting or hanging garments while 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. 6 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Pot and pan handles should be turned inward and not extend over the countertop to reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials and spills. Do not store items on the cooktop when not in use. Do not let cooking grease or other flammable materials accumulate on the appliance. Do not leave the cooktop unattended while in use. Overheated food can ignite. Do not use water on grease fires. Smother any fire or flame, or use a dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher. The flame should be the same size as the bottom of the pan. Do not use small pans with high flame settings as the flames can climb up the sides of the pan. Only use cooking utensils suitable for cooktop use. 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. Do not flambé under an exhaust hood. Flames could be drawn up into the hood by the suction or the grease filters may ignite. Take care that drafts from fans or forced air vents do not blow flammable material toward the flames or push the flames so that they extend beyond the edges of the pan. 7 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 electrical 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 the power cord does not come into contact with the cooktop. 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. While the appliance is under warranty, repairs should only be performed by a Miele authorized service technician. Otherwise the warranty is invalidated. 8 Do not use containers made of plastic or aluminum. They melt at high temperatures. Do not heat empty pots or pans, this may cause damage. 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 Guide to the cooktop a Fast burner Control Knobs b Auxiliary burner h front left c Normal burner i rear left d Pan supports j rear right e Burner symbols k front right f Power cord g Plug 9 Guide to the cooktop Burner l Burner cap m Burner head n Burner base o Ignition Safety control p Ignitor 10 Before using the cooktop Cleaning the cooktop Before using for the first time clean the appliance as follows: ^ Wash the removeable parts of the gas burner in a mild solution of water and liquid dish soap. Wipe dry and reassemble them in the proper order (see the "Cleaning and Care" section). Metal components have a protective coating which may give off a slight smell the first time your new appliance is heated. The harmless smell will dissipate after a short time and do not indicate a faulty connection or appliance defect. ^ Wipe the cooktop with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly. 11 Using the cooktop Turning on and off Turning on The control knobs are used to turn the burners on and regulate the strength of the flames. ^ To turn on the burner, press the control knob down and turn it counterclockwise to the large flame symbol. The ignitor will click and ignite the gas. ^ When the flame appears, keep the control knob pressed in for 8-10 seconds to allow the Ignition Safety Control to reach operating temperature and release it. If the flame goes out, repeat the above procedure, keeping the control knob pressed in for a few extra seconds. Off Cooktop is turned off & Highest flame / Lowest flame ^ Adjust the knob between the large and small flame to the desired setting. Since the outer portion of the flame is much hotter than the center, the flame should be set so that its tips do not extend beyond the sides of the pan. Flame tips which extend beyond the sides of the pan are hazardous. Turning off ^ Turn the knob clockwise to "Off". This stops the flow of gas and turns off the burner. Do not turn the knob clockwise past the 12 o’clock position or counterclockwise past the 5 o’clock position. Forcing it beyond these positions will damage the gas regulator. 12 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 a small diameter pan. Any heat resistant pan can be used on a gas burner. – Generally, wide / shallow pans will heat up quicker and cook more evenly than narrow / tall ones. Unlike pans used on an electric cooktop, the bases do not need to be even for good results. Thick pan bases will give more even results, 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. – Using oversized pans may cause the flames to spread out and damage the surrounding countertop or other countertop appliances. To conserve energy, if possible cook with a lid on the pot or pan. – Do not use small pans with high flame settings as the flame can climb the sides of the pan. – 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. 13 Using the cooktop Safety feature This gas cooktop incorporates an Ignition Safety Control which stops the supply of gas if the flame goes out. ^ To reignite the burners, turn the control knob clockwise to "Off", then follow the procedures outlined in "Turning on and off". This safety feature is not operated by electricity, it will be active even if the appliance is in use during a power failure. 14 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 on the desired control knob and turn it counterclockwise to the large 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 the Ignition Safety Control to reach operating temperature. Cleaning and Care Cooktop Do not 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 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, as these could damage the surface of the appliance. ^ Let the appliance cool to a safe temperature and remove the pan supports. ^ Clean the pan supports, 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 pan supports thoroughly after cleaning. ^ Use a non-abrasive cleaner for the stainless steel surface of the cooktop. Apply with even pressure following the direction of the "grain". Keep the ignitor in the burner dry. If it gets wet it will not spark. ^ To help prevent re-soiling, a conditioner for stainless steel can also be used. Apply sparingly with even pressure. Dry your cooktop thoroughly after cleaning it to prevent lime deposits. Stainless steel colored knobs Spills of liquids or food containing salt or sugar should be removed immediately before they cause stains. Clean the appliance regularly, preferably after each use. These controls may become discolored or damaged if not cleaned regularly. Do not use a stainless steel cleaner on the knobs. 15 Cleaning and Care Burners Reassembling the burner The burner can be dismantled and cleaned when cool. Dismantling and cleaning ^ 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. The shiny surfaces of the burner caps will dull with time and usage. This is normal and will not affect the operation of the cooktop. ^ Clean the burner base, the ignitor and Ignition Safety Control with a damp cloth and then dry with a soft cloth. The ignitor must be thoroughly dry, or it will not spark. Be careful not to mix up the parts. Make sure that all the locating tabs and notches align exactly. ^ Place the burner head, m, onto the burner base, n, so that the Ignition Safety Control, o, and ignitor, p, extend through their respective holes. ^ Return the burner cap, l. ^ Return the pan support. 16 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 if there is food 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". 17 After sales service In the event of a fault which you cannot correct, contact the Miele Technical Service Department U 1-800-999-1360 firstname.lastname@example.org l 1-800-565-6435 email@example.com When contacting the Technical Service Department, please quote the model and serial number of your appliance. These are shown on the data plate. Adhere data plate sticker here 18 Help to 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. 19 Alterations rights reserved / 2604 M.-Nr. 06 389 900 / 00 This paper consists of cellulose which has been bleached without the use of chlorine.