GH160
gas hob
Users Operating Instructions
Before operating this hob,
please read these instructions carefully
Dear Customer
Thank you for choosing one of our appliances which has been carefully designed
and built by our specialist staff and thoroughly tested to satisfy all your cooking
requirement.
We suggest that you read this Instruction Booklet so that you will understand fully
how to operate the appliances.
Please keep the booklet handy. You may wish to refer to it at a later date.
De Longhi
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Contents
Model GH160
Page Number
How to use your hob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Cleaning and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Important notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Do’s and do not’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
For the installer
Gas connection - Important notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Hob installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Gas conenction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connecting to the gas supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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How to use your gas hob
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Medium burner
Medium burner
Large burner
Small burner
Operates burner 2
Operates burner 1
Operates burner 3
Operates burner 4
Ignition
figure 1
Check that the electricity is switched on to allow automatic ignition.
Make sure that all controls are turned to zero.
The gas flow to the burner is controlled by the knob
operating on a safety tap.
You control the flow by turning the control knob indicator
to line up with the folowing symbol.
– symbol ●
: off
– symbol
: maximum
– symbol
: minimum
figure 2
To ignite automatically, simply turn the required knob to maximurn, then press the ignition
button until the burner lights. If the burner does not light first time, press the ignition button
again until it does. (see fig. 2)
To switch off, turn the knob clockwise to the off Position.
Note: If you are using a burner at the minimum setting, you turn the knob clockwise past the
maximurn setting before reaching the off position.
The burners are different sizes and can be used in different ways.
The largest can be used for boiling to seal meat and for all foods that are cooked quickly.
The smallest can be used for stews and sauces.
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Always ensure you use the correct size of
saucepan. See fig. 3.
Always ensure that the bottom of the pan you
are using is dry.
figure 3
Cleaning and Maintenance
General
After use and while the hob is still warm it should be wiped with a damp cloth.
When cleaning care should be taken to avoid water leaking into the control panel as
this way cause damage to the controls.
With regular cleaning the hob will remain in good condition.
It is advisable to disconnect the electrical supply to the hob before cleaning is
undertaken.
To keep the hob looking at its best, wipe, any spills as soon as they occur. This
will prevent them burning on and becoming more difficult to remove.
Enamel Parts
In order to maintain the condition of the enamel parts, clean and wipe frequently with
hot soapy water. Any obstinate marks can be removed using a paste or cream cleaner
or a well moistened soap impregnated steel wool pad. Rub gently so as not to damage
the surface. Never use abrasive powders.
Do not permit vinegar, coffee, milk, salt water, lemon or tomato juice to remain in contact
with the enamel parts as they may stain or discolour the surface.
NOTE
Any cleaners such as spray or stick cleaners which are used on enamel must have the
VEDC (Vitreous Enamel Development Council) seal of approval and the manufactures
instructions must be followed.
Cleaning the Hob
Cleaning may be easily done with a damp cloth and with the proper commercial
product. The working top can be kept shining by periodically polishing it with a polish
cream.
Cleaning the Burners
Take off the burners and soak them in hot soapy water for at least ten minutes:
then dry taking care that no holes are blocked.
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Important notes
Installation, and any demonstration, information or adjustments are not included in the
warranty and, if requested, the customer must pay the after-sale service according to
the standard fees.
Before calling for assistance
If any burner does not light, check the ignition is working, if not check the 3 amp fuse,
make sure gas is turned on make sure burner caps are in Position correctly.
Please contact a Comet Service Centre in case of assistance.
Attention
The appliance gets very hot, mainly around the cooking areas. It is very
important that children are not left alone in the kitchen when you are cooking.
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Do’s and do not’s
Do’s and do not’s
• Do read the User Instructions carefully before using the hob for the first time.
• Do remove spills as soon as they occur.
• Do not allow children near the hob when in use.
• Do not Clean the hob without first turning off the electricity supply.
• Do not allow vinegar, coffee, milk, saltwater, lemon or tomato juice to remain in
contact with enamel parts.
• Do not use abrasive cleaners or powders that will scratch the surface of the enamel.
• Do not attemt to repair the internal workings of the hob. Always consult a qualified
installer.
• Do not allow water to enter the control panel when cleaning .
For your safety
The product should only be used for its intended purpose which is for the cooking of
domestic foodstuffs.
Under no circumstances should any external covers be removed for servicing or
maintenance except by suitably qualified personnel.
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For the installer
Gas connection
- Important note
This appliance is supplied for use on NATURAL GAS only and cannot be used on any
other gas without modification. To purchase an L.P.G. conversion kit contact 0113
2310523 and quote part number 6305302.
The gas hob must be installed by a qualified person in accordance with the Gas Safety
Regulations 1984 and the relevant Building / I.E.E. Regulations.
Failure to install the appliance correctly could lead to prosecution under the Gas Safety
Regulations 1984.
In the U.K. C.O.R.G.I. registered installers undertake to carry out work to a safe and
satisfactory standard.
Electrical connection
For your safety please read the following information:
This appliance is supplied with a moulded 13 amp three pin mains plug with a 3 amp
fuse fitted. Should the fuse require replacement, it must be replaced with a fuse rated
at 3 amp and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362.
The plug contains a removable fuse cover that must be refitted when the fuse is
replaced. In the event of the fuse cover being lost or damaged, the plug must not be
used until a replacement cover has been obtained. Replacement fuse covers can be
purchased from your nearest electrical dealer and must be the sarne colour as the
original.
IF THE MOULDED MAINS PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR
HOME OR IS REMOVED FOR ANY OTHER REASON, THEN THE FUSE SHOULD BE
REMOVED AND THE CUT OFF PLUG DISPOSED OF SAFELY TO PREVENT THE HAZARD OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK.
THERE IS A DANGER OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF PLUG IS INSERTED INTO
ANY 13 AMP SOCKET OUTLET.
If a replacement plug is to be fitted, please observe the wiring code shown below.
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Warning! This appliance must be earthed
3 amp fuse
Green & Yellow
Earth
Blue Neutral
Brown Live
figure 4
A properly earthed three pin plug (fused at 3 amps, to BS 1362 ASTA approved) must
be used. As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed
as follows.
The wire which is coloured GREEN & YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with letter "E" or by the Earth symbol or coloured GREEN &
YELLOW.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked
with the letter "N" or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter "L" or coloured RED.
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Hob installation
The hob requires a space in the kitchen work surface as shown in the diagram Fig. 5.
A partition between the base of the hob and the cupboard below should be fitted
100 mm below the worktop if the cupboard is to be used for storage.
580
500
50
480
560
figure 5
Note that the hob should be positioned 50 mm from the rear of the kitchen worktop.
• Spread out the gasket “C” over the
workbench at the edge of the cut out
taking care to overlap the gasket at the
corners.
• Using a sharp tool, trim any excess
gasket which protrudes from the edge of
the hob.
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B
A
figure 6
10
40 mm max.
• Adjust the clamps “A” and tighten the
screws “B” until the hob is firmly
secured.
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20 mm min.
• Slot in the cooking hob into the cut out
of the workbench and locate it correctly.
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Ventilation (gas hob)
All rooms require an openable window or equivalent, while some rooms require a permanent
vent in addition to a window that can be opened.
This unit must not be used in a room with less than 6 m3.
room volume
air vent necessary (effective area)
6 m3 to 9 m3
6 m3 to 9 m3
Greater than 11 m3
A room 6 m3 to 11 m3 with a door
opening to the outside
65 cm2
35 cm2
no air vent necessaIy
no air vent necessary
The above requirements allow also for use of a gas oven and grill but if there
are other gas burning appliances in the same room, consult a qualified engineer.
Gas connection
Mains gas must be connected by qualified
personnel in compliance with the
regulations in force.
The installer will be responsible for complying with
the safety regulations.
The cooking hob is supplied with an elbow
connection as figure 7 and is
adjusted to work with mains gas.
figure 7
Connecting to the gas supply
Connect the gas supply pipe to the hob (see Fig. 7) and check that there are no leaks
at any of the joints. Use soapy water. NEVER USE A NAKED FLAME.
De Longhi continually strive to improve their products.
For this reason we reserve the right to change speciflcations without prior notice.
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