GECE6004 ceramic hob 60cm touch control GECE7004

GECE6004
60cm touch control
ceramic hob
GECE7004
70cm touch control
ceramic hob
Dear Customer,
Congratulations on purchasing your new product from Think Appliances.
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example, should you want to learn more about recommended cooking temperatures, the
various cooking functions available, how to set and program your LED clock, and importantly
taking care of your appliance when cleaning, please call us because we are here to help you.
It is important that you read through the following use and care manual thoroughly to
familiarize yourself with the installation and operation requirements of your appliance to
ensure optimum performance.
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Management
Think Appliances
GECE6004
60 cm Side touch control
4 zone ceramic hob.
GECE7004
70 cm Side touch control
4 zone ceramic hob.
NOTE: This User Instruction Manual contains important
information, including safety & installation points, which will
enable you to get the most out of your appliance. Please keep it
in a safe place so that it is easily available for future reference; for
you or any person not familiar with the operation of the appliance.
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Contents
Environmental note
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Important safety information
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Specifications
Ceramic hob layout
Control panel layout
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Using the ceramic hob
Before first use
Touch controls
Switching a zone on
Turning off a zone
Residual heat indicator
Locking the hob top
Safety cut-off
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Hob guidelines
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Cleaning and maintenance
Cleaning the ceramic hob top
After each use
Cleaning table
Using a ceramic hob scraper
Using a specialist ceramic hob cleaner
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Installation
Positioning
Unpacking the appliance
Installing the appliance
Electrical connection
Connecting the mains supply cable
Replacing the mains supply cable
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My appliance isn’t working correctly
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Contact details
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Environmental note
o The packaging materials that Think Appliance uses are
environmentally friendly and can be recycled.
o Please discard all packaging material with due regard for the
environment.
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Important safety information
Your safety is of the utmost importance to Think Appliance.
Please make sure that you read this instruction booklet
before attempting to install or use the appliance. If you
are unsure of any of the information contained in this
booklet, please contact the Think Appliance Technical
Department.
General Information
o This appliance is designed for domestic household use and for
the cooking and frying of domestic foodstuffs.
o IMPORTANT: The adjacent furniture and all materials used in
the installation must be able to withstand a minimum
temperature of 85°C above the ambient temperature of the
room it is located in, whilst in use.
o Certain types of vinyl or laminate kitchen furniture are
particularly prone to heat damage or discolouration at
temperatures below the guidelines given above.
o Any damage caused by the appliance being installed in
contravention of this temperature limit, will be the liability of
the owner.
o Your new appliance is guaranteed against electrical or
mechanical defects, subject to certain exclusions that are noted
in Think Appliance’s Conditions Of Guarantee. The foregoing
does not affect your statutory rights.
o The use of this appliance for any other purpose or in any other
environment without the express agreement of Think Appliance Ltd.
Ltd. will invalidate any warranty or liability claim.
o You should not use this appliance to store items on or as a work
surface.
o No modifications to the appliance are permitted by Think Appliance Ltd.
o You should not store or place flammable or highly flammable
liquids/materials on top of or near the appliance. Items made
from aluminium, plastic or plastic film should also be kept away
from the appliance, as they may fuse to the surface.
o Repairs may only be carried out by Think Appliance Service
Engineers or their authorised service agent.
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Child Safety
o Think Appliance strongly recommend that babies and young children
are prevented from being near to the appliance and not allowed
to touch the appliance at any time. During and after use, all
surfaces will become hot.
o If it is necessary for younger family members to be in the
kitchen, please ensure that they are kept under close supervision
at all times.
o Older children should only be allowed to utilise the appliance
when supervised.
General Safety
The appliance should only be installed and connected by a
suitable qualified person.
Care should be taken to ensure that the units and work surfaces
that you build the appliance into, meet with the relevant
standards.
If you notice any scratches, splits or cracks in the ceramic glass,
you should immediately switch off the appliance and disconnect
it from your mains supply. Otherwise there is the risk of electric
shock occurring.
During use
Any film or stickers that are present on the hob surface when it
is delivered should be removed before use.
Care should be used when utilizing the appliance, otherwise
there is a risk of burns being caused.
o You should not allow the electrical connection cables to come
into contact with the hob surface when it is hot or any hot
cookware.
o If fat and oil overheats, then it can ignite extremely quickly. For
this reason, when cooking with fat and oil the appliance should
not be left unattended.
Make sure that all of the cooking zones are switched off after
use.
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Cleaning
o Cleaning of the hob should be carried out on a regular basis.
o IMPORTANT: Before attempting to clean the appliance, it
should be disconnected from the mains and cool.
o Great care should be taken whilst using this appliance and when
following the cleaning procedure.
o You should not use a steam jet or any other high pressure
cleaning equipment to clean the appliance.
Installation
This appliance must be correctly installed by a
suitably qualified person, strictly in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions. Please see
the specific section of this booklet that refers to
installation.
o Think Appliance Ltd. declines any responsibility for injury
or damage, to person or property , as a result of improper
use or installation of this appliance.
Declaration of conformity
This appliance complies with the following European Directives:
-73/23/EEC dated 19/02/1973 Low Voltage Directive.
-89/336/EEC dated 03/05/1989 EMC Directive inclusive of
Amending Directive 92/31/EEC.
-93/68/EEC dated 22/07/1993 CE Marking Directive.
-89/109/EEC dated 25/01/1992 Materials that can touch food.
o The manufacturer declares that the hob is built using certified
materials and requires the appliance to be installed in
accordance with the standards currently in force. This appliance
must be used by a trained person for domestic purposes only.
To avoid damaging your appliance
o The ceramic glass can be damaged by objects falling onto it.
o The ceramic glass edge can be damaged by knocks from
cookware.
o Cast iron and cast aluminium cookware with damaged bases
may scratch the ceramic surface if they are dragged across it.
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o Pans should be lifted on and off the hob surface and not
dragged.
o Cooking zones should not be switched on without cookware
placed on it. Also the cookware should not be empty.
Specifications
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Product dimensions:
Aperture dimensions:
Height:
Width:
Depth:
Height:
Width:
520 mm
590/700mm
55 mm
490 mm
560 mm
Product specifications:
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2 x 1.80 kW hyperspeed zones (diametre 175 mm)
2 x 1.20 kW hyperspeed zones (diametre 140 mm)
Side touch control operation
4 individual residual heat indicators
Safety lock
Standard accessories
o Ceramic hob scraper
Electrical details
Rated Voltage:
Supply Connection:
Max Rated Inputs:
Mains Supply Lead:
230 Vac 50 Hz
30 A (double pole switched fused
outlet with 3mm contact gap)
6 kW
3 core x 4 mm² (not supplied)
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For future reference please record the following information which can
be found on the rating plate and the date of purchase which can be
found on your sales invoice. The rating plate of your hob is located on
the underneath of the appliance. Therefore it is a good idea to record
this information before you install your appliance.
Model Number
……………………………….
Serial Number
……………………………….
Date of Purchase
……………………………….
Ceramic hob surface layout
Control panel layout
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1
2
3
5
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Cooking zone indicator
Cooking zone ON/OFF button
Minus button
Plus button
Safety lock button
Using the ceramic hob
Before first use
IMPORTANT: You should clean the ceramic hob surface (see
“Cleaning and maintenance” section).
o You should switch on one cooking zone at a time, for 5 minutes
at the maximum setting. This will help to eliminate any new
smell that exists and evaporate any humidity that has formed on
the heating elements during transit.
o Do not burn off more than one zone at once.
o You must place a saucepan filled half full with cold water on
each zone as you burn it off.
Touch controls
o All operations are performed by means of the touch controls that
can be found on the control panel.
o Each touch control has a visual display that corresponds to it.
Switching a zone on
o Each individual zone has an ON/OFF button (2).
o Press the ON/OFF button of the cooking zone that you wish to
use. A hyphen will appear on the cooking zone indicator that is
above the plus and minus button of the zone that you are
setting.
o A power level must be selected within two minutes of a zone
being switched on, otherwise the hob will return to stand-by
mode
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o Press the plus button (4) and the
number 1 will appear in the cooking
zone indicator. Use the plus and
minus buttons until the power level
that you require appears in the
cooking zone indicator.
o If you wish to switch on another zone whilst another is already in
use, simply press the ON/OFF button for the zone in question.
o IMPORTANT: WHEN MULTIPLE COOKING ZONES ARE
BEING USED. IF THE POWER OUTPUT GOES ABOVE A
CERTAIN LEVEL, THEN THE POWER OF PARTICULAR
ZONES MAY BE REDUCED. THIS DOES NOT INDICATE THAT
YOUR HOB IS FAULTY.
Turning off a zone
o Press the ON/OFF button of the zone that you wish
to switch off. After a few seconds the zone will
switch off.
o If you have other zones that are still in use, then
they will not switch off.
o Before leaving the hob unattended, you must ensure that all of
the cooking zones are switched off. Press the minus button (3)
until the zone reaches zero.
o The zone will switch off immediately.
Residual heat indicator
o After a zone is switched off, the corresponding
cooking zone indicator will show a flashing letter
“H”. This means that the temperature of the zone
is over 60°C and is therefore high enough to cause
injury.
o IMPORTANT: The residual heat indicator will disappear if your
mains supply is cut.
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Locking the hob top
o The whole hob top can be locked by
pressing the safety lock button (5) whilst
the appliance is turned on.
o A neon above the safety lock button will light to show that the
safety lock feature has been switched on.
o When the safety lock feature is activated, it will disable any of
the other buttons on the control panel.
o To disable the safety lock feature, you should press the safety
lock button (5) again. The safety lock neon will go out and you
are then able to adjust the power of any zone on the hob top.
Safety cut-off
o If one or more of the cooking zones are accidentally left on, a
safety cut off will activate after a certain period of time. The
length of time depends on the power level that a zone or zones
have been set on.
LEVEL TIME LIMIT (hours)
1
10
2
8
3
7
4
6
5
5
6
4
7
3
8
2
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o If more than one zone is operating when one of the zones
reaches its safety cut-off point, only the zone which has reached
its safety cut off point will switch off.
Hob guidelines
o The first few times the hob top is used, it may give off an acrid,
burning smell. This smell will disappear completely with repeated
use.
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o The worktop is fitted with cooking areas of different diametre
and power.
o The positions where the heat will radiate from are clearly marked
on the hob top. The saucepans must be positioned exactly on
these zones for efficient heating to occur. Pans should have the
same diametre as the cooking zone that they are being used on.
o You should not use saucepans with rough bottoms, as this can
scratch the ceramic surface.
o Before use, make sure that the bottoms of the saucepans are
clean and dry.
o When cold, the bottom of the pans should be slightly concave, as
they expand when hot and lie flat on the surface of the hob. This
will allow the heat to transfer more easily.
o The best thickness for the bottom of the pans is 2 – 3 mm of
enameled steel and 4 – 6 mm for stainless steel with sandwich
type bottoms.
o If these rules are not followed, then there will be a great loss of
heat and energy. Heat not absorbed by the saucepan, will spread
to the hob, frame and surrounding cabinets.
o Preferably cover pans with a lid to permit cooking at a lower
heat.
o Always cook vegetables and potatoes, etc. in as little water to
reduce cooking times.
o Food or liquid that has high sugar content may damage the hob
top if it comes into contact with the ceramic hob surface. Any
spillages should be wiped up immediately, however this may not
prevent the hob surface from becoming damaged.
o IMPORTANT: The ceramic hob surface is tough; however it is
not unbreakable and can be damaged. Especially if pointed or
hard objects are allowed to fall on it with some force.
o DO NOT USE THE HOB IF THE SURFACE BECOMES BROKEN
OR CRACKED. YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE THINK APPLIANCE
SERVICE DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY.
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Cleaning and maintenance
Cleaning operations must only be carried out
when the hob is cool.
The appliance should be disconnected from your
mains supply before commencing any cleaning
process.
Cleaning the ceramic hob top
Any residues that are left on the hob top surface from cleaning
agents will damage it. You should remove any residues with
water and a little washing up liquid.
Abrasive cleaners or sharp objects will damage the hob surface;
you should clean it using water and a little washing up liquid.
Although it is easier to clean some deposits whilst the hob
surface is still warm. You should take care not to burn yourself if
cleaning the hob surface when it is still warm.
After each use
o Wipe the appliance over with a damp cloth and a little washing
up liquid.
o Dry the appliance by rubbing the surface with a clean cloth.
Cleaning table
Type of deposit
Remove
Remove
immediately? when the
appliance
has cooled
down?
Yes
No
What should I
use to remove
the deposit?
Yes
No
Fat splashes
No
Yes
Metallic
discolourations
Water splashes or
water rings
No
Yes
No
Yes
Ceramic
scraper
Ceramic
cleaner
Ceramic
cleaner
Ceramic
cleaner
Sugar or
food/liquid
containing sugar
Tin foil or plastic
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Ceramic hob
scraper
hob
hob
hob
hob
Using a ceramic hob scraper
A ceramic hob scraper will be provided with your appliance. The
following guidelines should be followed when using the ceramic hob
scraper:-
o The scraper should be placed on the ceramic surface at an angle.
o Residues should be removed by sliding the blade carefully over
the ceramic surface.
o The ceramic surface should be wiped with a damp cloth and a
small amount of washing up liquid.
o Dry the appliance by rubbing the surface with a clean cloth.
Using a specialist ceramic hob cleaner
It is possible to purchase specialist ceramic hob cleaner/conditioner.
You should follow the instructions given by the manufacturer of the
specialist ceramic hob cleaner. You should ensure that it is suitable for
use on your appliance.
Installation
The installation must be carried out by a suitably
qualified person, in accordance with the current
version of the following.
o UK Regulations and Safety Standards or their European
Norm Replacements.
o Building Regulations (issued by the Department of the
Environment).
o Building Standards (issued by the Scottish Development
Department).
o IEE Wiring Regulations.
o Electricity At Work Regulations.
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Positioning
The adjacent furniture must be able to withstand a
minimum temperature rise of 85°C above the ambient
temperature of the room it is located in, during
periods of use.
This appliance is classified as Class 3 and therefore is to be built into a
kitchen unit (depending on size) or 600mm worktop, providing the
following minimum distances are allowed:
o 700 mm between the hob surface and the underside of any
horizontal surface above it.
o 50 mm clearance around the appliance and between the hob
surface and any combustible materials.
Unpacking the appliance
When unpacking the appliance please check that the following items
are contained within the packaging:1
1
1
1
4
4
1
hob
Ceramic hob scraper
Installation and instruction manual
guarantee card
Fixing brackets
Fixing screws
Sealing strip
Installing the appliance
o Cut a hole in the worktop that corresponds with the drawing
shown above.
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o IMPORTANT: You must observe the ventilation requirements
shown in the drawing above.
o IMPORTANT: There are ventilation
holes around the outside of the hob.
YOU MUST ensure that these holes are
not blocked by the work top, when you
put the hob into position (see drawing
opposite).
o Carefully turn the hob upside down and
place it on a cushioned mat.
o Apply the sealing strip
provided around the
edge of the appliance.
o The protective covering
must be removed from
both sides.
o Do not leave a gap in
the sealing agent or overlap the thickness.
o IMPORTANT: Do not use a silicon sealant to seal the appliance
against the aperture. This will make it difficult to remove the hob
from the aperture in future, particularly if it needs to be
serviced.
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o Carefully turn the hob back over and then gently lower it into the
aperture hole that you have cut out.
o There are holes on the base or the sides of the hob that you can
fix the four brackets to. There are three holes in each one of the
brackets.
o You should place the
bracket on the underneath
of the hob, in a position
that is appropriate for the
aperture that you have cut
out. Using the screws
provided, fix the bracket
to the hob. These screws
MUST be securely
tightened.
Electrical connection
This appliance must be installed by a qualified
person in accordance with the latest edition of the
I.E.E. Regulations and in compliance with
Think Appliance’s instructions.
Before connecting the appliance, make sure that the supply voltage
marked on the rating plate corresponds with your mains supply
voltage.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
o This appliance must be wired into a 30 A double pole switched
fused spur outlet, having 3 mm contact separation and placed in
an easily accessible position adjacent to the appliance. It should
not be located above the appliance and no more than 1.25m
away from it.
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o The spur outlet must still be accessible even when your oven is
located in its operating position.
o Cable type: H05 RRF 3 core x 4 mm²
Connecting the mains supply cable
o The mains terminal block is located on the underside of the hob
and the terminals are accessible by removing the terminal block
cover by removing the cover screw.
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o The cable connections must be in accordance with the diagram
located on the bottom of the hob (see above)
o The brass link must be positioned as marked in the appropriate
diagram. Once established, you should use a good quality
screwdriver to carefully fully tighten ALL of the terminal screws.
o If when the hob is first switched on, only two of the zones
work, you should recheck that the terminal screws are all
fully tightened and that the link is securely in place. This
should be done before contacting the Think Appliance
Service Department.
o IMPORTANT: The appliance must NOT be connected to the
mains supply by means of a 13A plug and socket.
o The cable can be looped if necessary, but make sure that is not
kinked or trapped when the hob is in position. Care must be
taken to avoid the cable being in contact with hot parts of the
appliance.
Replacing the mains supply cable
If the mains supply cable is damaged, then it must be replaced by an
appropriate replacement.
The mains supply cable should be replaced in accordance with the
following instructions:
o Switch the appliance off at the control switch.
o Open the terminal block on the underside of the hob.
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o Unscrew the terminal screws fixing the cable.
o Replace the cable with one of the same length and in accordance
with the specification given on page 19.
o The “green-yellow” earth wire must be connected to the terminal
. It must be about 10 mm longer than the live and
marked
neutral wires.
o The “blue” neutral wire must be connected to the terminal
marked with letter (N) - the live wire must be connected to the
terminal marked with letter (L).
My appliance isn’t working correctly
o The cooking zones are not functioning or will not switch
on.
* It has been more than 2 minutes since a zone was switched on.
You should switch a zone on again, using the relevant zone
ON/OFF button.
* The safety lock has been switched on (see the “Locking the hob
top” section for information on how to turn off the safety lock).
* Several cooking zone selection buttons have been pressed at
once. You should only touch one cooking zone selection button at
once.
* The safety cut out has been triggered. Press a zone ON/OFF
button to reset the hob.
* Check that the mains electrical supply to the appliance is correct
and working. Check the mains fuse.
o The residual heat indicator has not come on after I have
switched a cooking zone off.
* The cooking zone has only been turned on for a short period of
time; therefore it did not go above 60°C.
* IMPORTANT: If the cooking zone does appear to be hotter than
60°C and the residual heat indicator has not come on, you
should call the Think Appliance Service Department.
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o A humming sound is heard when a cooking zone is
selected.
* This is normal; the sound will disappear when the zone heats up.
o The cooking zones have become discoloured.
* This maybe caused by burnt on remnants of food. This will not
affect the working of the appliance. However you should make
sure that the cleaning instructions are being followed regularly.
IMPORTANT: If your appliance appears not to be
operating correctly, then you should disconnect it
from your mains supply and then contact the
Think Appliance Service Department on telephone
number 1800 444 357 or Fax 1300 133 279
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR THE APPLIANCE
YOURSELF.
Please note that if an engineer is asked to attend whilst the product is
under guarantee and finds that the problem is not the result of an
appliance fault, then you may be liable for the cost of the call out
charge.
The appliance must be accessible for the engineer to perform
any necessary repair. If your appliance is installed in such a
way that an engineer is concerned that damage will be caused
to the appliance or your kitchen, then he will not complete a
repair.
This includes situations where appliances have been tiled in,
sealed in with sealant, have wooden obstructions placed in
front of the appliance, like plinths. Or any installation other
than the one specified by Think Appliance Ltd. has been
completed.
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