Gaggenau Instruction manual
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Table of contents
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Intended use
4
Locking the control panel for cleaning
20
Important safety information
5
Automatic safety switch-off function
20
Causes of damage
Overview
6
6
Basic settings
To access the basic settings:
21
22
Protecting the environment
Energy-saving advice
Environmentally-friendly disposal
7
7
7
Suitability test of tableware
23
Cooking with induction
Advantages of induction cooking
Cookware
7
7
7
Cleaning
Hob
Hob surround
Control knob
24
24
24
24
FAQ
25
Getting to know your appliance
The control panel
Control knob
The hotplates
Residual heat indicator
9
9
10
10
10
What to do in the event of a fault
Demo mode
26
27
Special accessories
10
Operating the appliance
Applying hotplate settings
Chef's recommendations
11
11
11
Flexible cooking zone
Advice on using cookware
As two independent hotplates
As a single hotplate
13
13
13
13
FlexPlus cooking zone
Notes regarding cookware
Activation
Deactivating
14
14
14
14
Timer functions
The kitchen timer
Stopwatch function
15
15
15
PowerBoost function
Activating
Deactivating
16
16
16
Frying sensor
Advantages when frying
Frying pans for the frying sensor
Temperature settings
Table
Setting procedure
16
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After-sales service
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Product number (E no.) and production number (FD no.)
27
: Additional information on products,
accessories, replacement parts and services can be
found at www.gaggenau.com and in the online shop
www.gaggenau.com/zz/store
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m Intended use
Read these instructions carefully. Please keep
the instruction and installation manual, as well
as the appliance certificate, in a safe place for
later use or for subsequent owners.
Check the appliance after removing it from the
packaging. If it has suffered any damage in
transport, do not connect the appliance, contact
the Technical Assistance Service and provide
written notification of the damage caused,
otherwise you will lose your right to any type of
compensation.
This appliance must be installed according to
the installation instructions included.
This appliance is intended for private domestic
use and the household environment only. The
appliance must only be used for the preparation
of food and beverages. The cooking process
must be supervised. A short cooking process
must be supervised without interruption. Only
use the appliance in enclosed spaces.
This appliance is intended for use up to a
maximum height of 4000 metres above sea level.
Do not use covers. These can cause accidents,
due to overheating, catching fire or materials
shattering, for example.
Do not use inappropriate child safety shields or
hob guards. These can cause accidents.
This appliance is not intended for operation with
an external clock timer or a remote control.
This appliance may be used by children over the
age of 8 years old and by persons with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities or by
persons with a lack of experience or knowledge
if they are supervised or are instructed by a
person responsible for their safety how to use
the appliance safely and have understood the
associated hazards.
Children must not play with, on, or around the
appliance. Children must not clean the
appliance or carry out general maintenance
unless they are at least 8 years old and are
being supervised.
Keep children below the age of 8 years old at a
safe distance from the appliance and power
cable.
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We advise that you exercise caution using or
standing near an induction hob while it is in
operation, if you wear a pacemaker or a similar
medical device. Consult your doctor or the
device manufacturer concenring its conformity
or any possible incompatibilities,
m Important safety
information
Risk of fire!
Hot oil and fat can ignite very quickly. Never
leave hot fat or oil unattended. Never use
water to put out burning oil or fat. Switch off
the hotplate. Extinguish flames carefully
using a lid, fire blanket or something similar.
▯ The hotplates become very hot. Never place
combustible items on the hob. Never place
objects on the hob.
▯ The appliance gets hot. Do not keep
combustible objects or aerosol cans in
drawers directly underneath the hob.
▯ The hob switches off automatically and can
no longer be operated. It may switch on
unintentionally at a later point. Switch off the
circuit breaker in the fuse box. Contact the
after-sales service.
▯
Risk of fire!
Risk of fire!
Risk of fire!
Risk of burns!
The hotplates and surrounding area
(particularly the hob surround, if fitted)
become very hot. Never touch the hot
surfaces. Keep children at a safe distance.
▯ The hotplate heats up but the display does
not work. Switch off the circuit breaker in the
fuse box. Contact the after-sales service.
▯ Metal objects on the hob quickly become
very hot. Never place metal objects (such as
knives, forks, spoons and lids) on the hob.
▯ Always switch the hob off using the controls
after each use. Do not wait until the hob
turns off automatically after the pan is
removed.
▯
Risk of burns!
Risk of electric shock!
Incorrect repairs are dangerous. Repairs
may only be carried out and damaged power
cables replaced by one of our trained aftersales technicians. If the appliance is
defective, unplug the appliance from the
mains or switch off the circuit breaker in the
fuse box. Contact the after-sales service.
▯ Do not use any high-pressure cleaners or
steam cleaners, which can result in an
electric shock.
▯ A defective appliance may cause electric
shock. Never switch on a defective
appliance. Unplug the appliance from the
mains or switch off the circuit breaker in the
fuse box. Contact the after-sales service.
▯ Cracks or fractures in the glass ceramic may
cause electric shocks. Switch off the circuit
breaker in the fuse box. Contact the aftersales service.
▯
Risk of electric shock!
Risk of electric shock!
Risk of electric shock!
Malfunction risk!
The hob is equipped with a fan in the lower
section. If there is a drawer under the hob it
should not be used to store small objects or
paper, since they could damage the fan or
interfere with the cooling if they are sucked into
it.
There should be a minimum of 2 cm between
the contents of the drawer and fan intake.
Risk of burns!
Risk of burns!!
Risk of injury!
When cooking in a bain marie, the hob and
cooking container could shatter due to
overheating. The cooking container in the
bain marie must not directly touch the
bottom of the water-filled pot. Only use heatresistant cookware.
▯ Saucepans may suddenly jump due to liquid
between the pan base and the hotplate.
Always keep the hotplate and saucepan
bases dry.
▯
Risk of injury!
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Causes of damage
Causeofdamge
Caution!
–
Rough pan bases may scratch the hob.
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Avoid leaving empty pots and pans on the hotplate.
Doing so may cause damage.
–
Do not place hot pans on the control panel, the
indicator area, or the hob frame. Doing so may
cause damage.
–
Hard or pointed objects dropped on the hob may
damage it.
–
Aluminium foil and plastic containers will melt if
placed on the hotplate while it is hot. The use of
laminated sheeting is not recommended on the hob.
Overview
The table below lists the commonest kinds of damage:
Damage
Cause
Remedy
Stains
Food boiling over
Remove any food that has boiled over immediately with a
glass scraper
Unsuitable cleaning agents
Only use cleaning agents that are suitable for this type of hob
Salt, sugar and sand
Do not use the hob as a work surface or storage space
Rough pan bases can scratch the hob
Inspect the cookware
Unsuitable cleaning agents
Only use cleaning agents that are suitable for this type of hob
Wear caused by cookware
Lift pots and pans when moving them.
Sugar, food with a high sugar content
Remove any food that has boiled over immediately with a
glass scraper
Scratches
Discolouration
Blistering
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Protecting the environment
Cooking with induction
In this section, you can find information about saving
energy and disposing of the appliance.
Advantages of induction cooking
Energy-saving advice
Induction cooking is very different from traditional
cooking methods, as heat builds up directly in the item
of cookware. This offers numerous advantages:
▯
Always use the correct lid for each pan. Cooking
without a lid uses a lot more energy. Use a glass lid
to provide visibility and avoid having to lift the lid.
▯
Saves time when boiling and frying.
▯
Saves energy.
▯
Use pans with flat bases. Bases that are not flat use
a lot more energy.
▯
Easier to care for and clean. Spilled food does not
burn on as quickly.
▯
The diameter of the pan base must match the size
of the hotplate. Please note: pan manufacturers
usually provide the diameter for the top of the pan,
which is usually larger than the diameter of the pan
base.
▯
▯
Use a small pan for small amounts of food. A large
pan which is not full uses a lot of energy.
Heat control and safety – the hob increases or
decreases the heat supply as soon as the user
changes the setting. The induction hotplate stops
the heat supply as soon as the cookware is removed
from the hotplate, without having to switch it off
first.
▯
Use little water when cooking. This saves energy
and preserves all the vitamins and minerals in
vegetables.
▯
Select the lowest power level to maintain cooking. If
the power level is too high, energy is wasted.
Environmentally-friendly disposal
Dispose of packaging in an environmentally-friendly
manner.
This appliance is labelled in accordance with
European Directive 2012/19/EU concerning
used electrical and electronic appliances (waste
electrical and electronic equipment - WEEE).
The guideline determines the framework for the
return and recycling of used appliances as
applicable throughout the EU.
Cookware
Only use ferromagnetic cookware for induction cooking,
such as:
▯
Cookware made from enamelled steel
▯
Cookware made from cast iron
▯
Special induction-compatible cookware made from
stainless steel.
You can check whether the cookware is suitable for
induction cooking. ~ "Suitability test of tableware"
To achieve a good cooking result, the ferromagnetic
area on the base of the pan should match the size of the
hotplate. If a hotplate does not detect an item of
cookware, try placing it on another hotplate with a
smaller diameter.
‘FP
‘FP
‘FP
If the only hotplate being used is the Flex cooking zone,
larger cookware that is particularly suited to this zone
can be used. You can find further information on
positioning the cookware in the section entitled
~ "Flexible cooking zone".
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Some induction cookware does not have a fully
ferromagnetic base:
No cookware on hotplate/cookware of an unsuitable
size
▯
If no cookware is placed on the selected hotplate, if the
cookware is made of an unsuitable material or if it is not
the right size for the hotplate, the hotplate indicator will
start to flash. To stop the indicator flashing, place
suitable cookware on the hotplate. If it is left flashing for
more than 9 minutes, the hotplate will automatically
switch off.
If the base of the cookware is only partially
ferromagnetic, only the area that is ferromagnetic
will heat up. This may mean that heat will not be
distributed evenly. The non-ferromagnetic area may
not heat up to a sufficient temperature for cooking.
Empty pans or those with a thin base
▯
The ferromagnetic area will also be reduced if the
material from which the base of the cookware is
made contains aluminium, for example. This may
mean that the cookware will not become sufficiently
hot or even that it will not be detected.
Do not heat empty pans, nor use pans with a thin base.
The hob is equipped with an internal safety system.
However, an empty pan may heat up so quickly that the
"automatic switch off" function may not have time to
react and the pan may reach very high temperatures.
The base of the pan could melt and damage the glass on
the hob. In this case, do not touch the pan and switch
the hotplate off. If it fails to work after it has cooled
down, please contact the Technical Assistance Service.
Pan detection
Unsuitable pans
Never use diffuser hobs or pans made from:
▯
common thin steel
▯
glass
▯
earthenware
▯
copper
▯
aluminium
Properties of the base of the cookware
The material(s) from which the base of the cookware is
made can affect the cooking result. Using pots and pans
made from materials that distribute heat evenly through
them, such as stainless-steel pans with a three-layer
base, saves time and energy.
Use cookware with a flat base; if the base of the
cookware is uneven, this may impair the heat supply.
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Each hotplate has a lower limit for pan detection. This
depends on the diameter of the ferromagnetic area of
the cookware and the material from which its base is
made. For this reason, you should always use the
hotplate that best matches the diameter of the base of
the pan.
Getting to know your appliance
You can find information on the dimensions and power
of the hotplates in~ Page 2
The control panel
Indicators/symbols
Controls
−
Lock the control panel for cleaning
‹‹
Operating status
Ú
Frying sensor
‚-‚ƒ
Heat settings
t
Basic settings
•/œ
Residual heat
A/ @
Select settings
‹‹
Short-term timer
®
Stopwatch
‹‹.‹‹ Stopwatch
Š
Short-term timer
u
Hotplate
Ž/˜
PowerBoost function
ª
FlexZone activated
«
FlexZone deactivated
º/»
FlexPlus cooking zone
‘
Frying sensor
¬/«/ª
Frying sensor temperature indicator
Controls
When the hob heats up, the symbols for the controls
available at this time light up.
Touch a symbol to activate the function it represents.An
audible confirmation signal will sound.
Notes
‒
The corresponding symbols for the controls will
light up, depending on whether they are available.
The controls that are available will be lit white.
When a function is selected, they turn orange.
‒
Always keep the control panel clean and dry.
Moisture reduces their effectiveness.
‒
Do not place hot cookware anywhere other than the
front hotplate, and never on the control panel.
There is a risk that the control panel's electronics
will overheat.
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Control knob
Residual heat indicator
The hob has a residual heat indicator for each hotplate.
This indicates that the hotplate is still hot. Do not touch
the hotplate while the residual heat indicator is still lit or
immediately after it goes out.
The following will be shown depending on the amount of
residual heat:
You can use the control knobs to select the heat setting,
the PowerBoost function and the Flex cooking zone.
1
Lowest heat setting
12
Highest heat setting
Ž
PowerBoost function
ª
Flex cooking zone activated
The control knobs have an illuminated ring with an
illuminated symbol for each function. The illuminated
ring changes colour when particular functions or
processes are activated.
▯
• : High temperature
▯
œ : Low temperature
and the illuminated ring around the control knob will
flash.
If the cookware is removed from the hotplate while
cooking is in progress, the heat setting indicator will
flash and the control knob will be lit orange.
Turn the control knob to position 0.
If the hotplate is switched off, the residual heat
indicator will be lit and the illuminated ring around the
control knob will flash. Even after the hob has been
switched off, the residual heat indicator will remain lit as
long as the hotplate is still warm.
The hotplates
Special accessories
Hotplate
Û
Single-ring hotplate
Use cookware that is a suitable
size
á
FlexZone
See the section entitled
~ "Flexible cooking zone"
à / ß FlexPlus cooking zone
The FlexPlus cooking zones
always switch on in conjunction
with either the right-hand or the
left-hand FlexZone. See section
entitled ~ "FlexPlus cooking
zone"
Only use cookware that is suitable for use with induction hobs
– see section entitled ~ "Cooking with induction"
You can order the following accessories via your
specialist dealer:
VA 440 010
Stainless steel appliance cover
VA 420 000
Connection strip for combination with
other Vario 400 appliances for flush
installation
VA 420 001
Connection strip for combination with
other Vario 400 appliances for flush
installation with appliance cover/
extension
VA 420 010
Connection strip for combination with
other Vario 400 appliances for surface
installation
VA 420 011
Connection strip for combination with
other Vario 400 appliances for surface
installation with appliance cover/
extension
VA 450 400
Appliance extension, 38 cm
Only use the accessories as specified. The
manufacturer accepts no liability if these accessories
are used incorrectly.
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Operating the appliance
Chef's recommendations
Recommendations
This chapter explains how to set a hotplate. The table
shows heat settings and cooking times for various
meals.
Applying hotplate settings
▯
When heating up puree, cream soups and thick
sauces, stir occasionally.
▯
For preheating, select a heat setting between 10
and 12.
▯
When cooking with the lid on, reduce the heat as
soon as you see steam escaping. The cooking
result is not affected by the steam escaping.
▯
After cooking, keep the lid on the cookware until
you serve the food.
▯
To cook with the pressure cooker, follow the
manufacturer's instructions.
▯
Do not cook food for too long, otherwise nutrients
will be lost. The short-term timer can be used to set
the optimum cooking time.
▯
For a healthier result, ensure that the oil does not
smoke.
▯
To brown food, fry it in small batches.
▯
Cookware may reach high temperatures while the
food is cooking. Use oven gloves.
▯
You can find recommendations for energy-efficient
cooking in the section entitled ~ "Protecting the
environment"
Use the control knob to select the heat setting you
require.
0
Hotplate off.
Heat setting 1
Lowest setting
Heat setting 12
Highest setting
Selecting a heat setting
Push in the control knob and turn it to the heat setting
you require.
The selected heat setting will be lit on the hotplate
display. The illuminated ring around the control knob
will be lit.
Switching off a hotplate
Turn the control knob to position 0.
The residual heat indicator will be lit and the illuminated
ring around the control knob will flash until the hotplate
has cooled down.
Note: If there is no cookware on the hotplate or if the
cookware is not detected, the selected heat setting will
flash and the illuminated ring around the control knob
will be lit orange. After approximately 9 minutes, the
hotplate will switch off.
In this case, the illuminated ring around the control
knob will flash. Turn the control knob back to position 0;
the illuminated ring will stop flashing.
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Cooking table
The table shows which heat setting is suitable for each
type of food. The cooking time may vary depending on
the type, weight, thickness and quality of the food.
Heat setting
Cooking methods
Examples
11 - 12
Pre-heating
Water
Searing
Meat
Heating
Fat/oil, liquids
Bringing to the boil
Soups, sauces
Blanching
Vegetables
7 - 10
Frying
Meat, potatoes
6-8
Frying
Fish
8-9
Frying
Flour-based and/or egg-based dishes, e.g. pancakes
Cooking with the lid off
Pasta, liquids
Browning
Flour, onions
Shallow frying
Almonds, breadcrumbs
Frying
Bacon
Reducing
Meat stock, sauces
6-7
Ongoing cooking with the lid off
Potato dumplings, vegetable soups, stews, poached
eggs
5-6
Ongoing cooking with the lid off
Scalded sausages
6-7
Steaming
Vegetables, potatoes, fish
Stewing
Vegetables, fruit, fish
Braising
Beef olives, minced meat hot dogs, vegetables
3-4
Braising
Goulash
4-5
Cooking with the lid on
Soups, sauces
3-4
Defrosting
Frozen products
Cooking with the lid on
Rice, pulses, vegetables
Thickening
Egg-based dishes, e.g. omelette
1-2
Heating/keeping warm
Soup, vegetables in sauce
1
Heating/keeping warm
Stew, e.g. lentil stew
Melting
Butter, chocolate
7-8
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Flexible cooking zone
You can use each flex zone as a single hotplate or as
two independent hotplates, as required.
It consists of four inductors that work independently of
each other. If using the flexible cooking zone, only the
area that is covered by cookware is activated.
As two independent hotplates
The flexible cooking zone is used like two independent
hotplates.
Activating
See the section entitled ~ "Operating the appliance"
As a single hotplate
Advice on using cookware
To ensure that the cookware is detected and heat is
distributed evenly, correctly centre the cookware:
Using the entire cooking zone by connecting both
hotplates.
Linking the two hotplates
As a single hotplate
Diameter smaller than or equal to 13
cm
Place the cookware on one of the four
positions that can be seen in the illustration.
Diameter greater than 13 cm
Place the cookware on one of the
three positions that can be seen in the
illustration.
1
Set down the cookware. Turn one of the control
knobs to position ª.
2
Use the other control knob to select the heat
setting. The ª indicator will be lit. The heat setting
will be lit on the displays for the two hotplates.
The Flex cooking zone has now been activated.
Changing the heat setting
To alter the heat setting, use the same control knob you
used to select the original heat setting.
Adding new cookware
If the cookware takes up more than
one hotplate, place it starting on the
upper or lower edge of the flexible
cooking zone.
As two independent hotplates
The front and rear hotplates each have two
inductors and can be used independently of
each other. Select the required heat setting
for each of the hotplates. Use only one item
of cookware on each hotplate.
Set down the new cookware. Turn the control knob that
was used to select the Flex cooking zone to position 0
and then back to position ª.
The cookware will be detected and the heat setting that
was previously selected will be retained.
Note: If the cookware is moved to the hotplate being
used or lifted up, the hotplate begins an automatic
search and the heat setting selected previously is
retained.
Unlinking the two hotplates
Turn the control knob that was used to select the Flex
cooking zone to position 0. The « indicator will be lit.
The Flex cooking zone has now been deactivated. The
two hotplates will now function independently.
Note: If you switch the hob off and then subsequently
switch it on again, the flexible cooking zone is converted
back to two independent hotplates.
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FlexPlus cooking zone
The hob has two FlexPlus cooking zones which are
located between the two flexible cooking zones and
which switch on in conjunction with the right- or lefthand flexible cooking zone. This means that larger
cooking vessels can be used and better cooking results
can be achieved.
Activation
1
Set down the cookware on the hotplate and make
sure that it also covers the FlexPlus cooking zone.
2
Select the hotplate and the required heat setting.
The hotplate and FlexPlus cooking zone indicators
light up.
Each FlexPlus cooking zone always switches on in
conjunction with the right- or left-hand flexible cooking
zone. It is not possible to switch them on independently
of one another.
Notes regarding cookware
The cookware should be positioned centrally for good
thermal detection and distribution.
The cookware should cover the side hotplate and the
FlexPlus cooking zone.
Depending on the size of the cookware, the flexible
cooking zone can be activated as two independent
hotplates or as one hotplate:
Deactivating
Remove the cookware from the hotplate. The displays
go out.
This deactivates the FlexPlus cooking zone.
Set down the cookware
Elongated cookware:
Activate the flexible cooking zone
as two independent hotplates or
as one hotplate.
Large round cookware:
Activate the flexible cooking zone
as a single hotplate.
The cookware must not cover
both FlexPlus cooking zones at
the same time.
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The flexible cooking zone is activated.
Stopwatch function
Timer functions
Your hob has two timer functions:
▯
Short-term timer
▯
Stopwatch
The stopwatch function displays the time that has
elapsed since activation.
This functions independently from the hotplates and
from other settings. This function does not automatically
switch off a hotplate.
Activating
The kitchen timer
1
Select a heat setting. The ® indicator will be lit.
You can use the kitchen timer to set a time of up to 99
minutes.
2
Touch the ® symbol. ‹‹ . ‹‹ will be lit on the
stopwatch display.
This functions independently from the hotplates and
from other settings. This function does not automatically
switch off a hotplate.
The time will now start to elapse.
Setting procedure
Touch the ® symbol to stop the stopwatch. The
stopwatch indicators will remain lit.
1
2
Touch the Š symbol; ‹‹ and the b and @ symbols
will light up on the short-term timer display.
Set the required cooking time using the A and
@ symbols within the next 10 seconds.
Stopping the stopwatch
Touch the ® symbol again to restart the stopwatch.
Deactivating
Press and hold the ® symbol for a few seconds. This
will stop the stopwatch, and the stopwatch indicators
will go out.
This function has now been deactivated.
Note: If you press and hold the A or @ symbol, you
can set the cooking time more quickly.
3
Touch the Š symbol again to confirm the selected
cooking time.
The time will now start to elapse.
Note: If you do not confirm the setting within 10
seconds, the short-term timer will start automatically.
Changing or cancelling the cooking time
1
Touch the Š symbol.
2
Alter the cooking time using the A and @ symbols
or set it to ‹‹ .
3
Touch the Š symbol to confirm the cooking time.
Once the cooking time has elapsed
An audible signal will sound. ‹‹ will flash on the shortterm timer display.
Touch the Š symbol; the indicators will go out and the
signal tone will cease.
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PowerBoost function
Frying sensor
The PowerBoost function enables you to heat up large
volumes of water faster than when using heat
setting ‚ƒ .
This function maintains the appropriate temperature in
the frying pan when you are frying food.
This function is available for all hotplates, provided the
other hotplate in the same group is not in use.
Otherwise, ˜ and ‚ƒ will flash on the display for the
selected hotplate; the ‚ƒ heat setting will then be set
automatically without activating this function. In this
case, turn the control knob to position 0.
Advantages when frying
▯
The hotplate only heats up if this is required to
maintain the temperature. This saves energy and
prevents the oil or fat from overheating.
▯
The roasting function reports when the empty frying
pan has reached the optimum temperature for
adding oil and then for adding the food.
Notes
Note: The PowerBoost function can also be activated in
the flexible area if the cooking zone is being used as a
single hotplate.
‒
Do not place a lid on the pan. Otherwise, the
function does not activate correctly. You can use a
splash guard to prevent splashes of grease.
‒
Use suitable oil or fat for frying. If butter, margarine,
extra virgin olive oil or lard is used, set heat setting
1 or 2.
‒
Never leave a frying pan, with or without food,
unattended when it is being heated.
‒
If the hotplate is a higher temperature than the
cookware or vice versa, the frying sensor will not be
activated correctly.
Activating
Push in the control knob and turn it to position Ž . The
˜ and Ž indicators will light up.
Frying pans for the frying sensor
Frying pans specifically suited to use with the frying
sensor are available. This optional accessory can be
purchased separately from specialist retailers or
through our technical after-sales service. Always quote
the relevant reference number.
▯
GP900001 15 cm frying pan.
▯
GP900002 19 cm frying pan.
▯
GP900003 21 cm frying pan.
The function has now been activated.
▯
GP900004 28 cm frying pan. Only recommended
for the FlexPlus cooking zone.
Deactivating
These frying pans have a non-stick coating so that you
require only a small amount of oil to fry food.
Turn the control knob to the heat setting you require. ˜
and Ž will go out and the heat setting you have
selected will be lit.
This function has now been deactivated.
Note: In certain circumstances, the PowerBoost
function may switch itself off automatically in order to
protect the electronic elements inside the hob.
In this case, heat setting ‚ƒ will automatically be set.
Turn the control knob to position 0 or whichever heat
setting you require.
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Notes
‒
The frying sensor has been configured specifically
for this type of frying pan.
‒
Ensure that the diameter of the base of the frying
pan corresponds to the size of the hotplate. Place
the frying pan in the centre of the hotplate.
‒
The frying sensor may not activate on the Flex
cooking zone if the frying pan does not match the
size of the hotplate or if it is positioned incorrectly.
See the section entitled ~ "Flexible cooking zone"
‒
Other types of frying pan may overheat. They may
reach a temperature above or below the selected
temperature setting. Select the lowest temperature
setting to begin with and change it if necessary.
Temperature settings
Temperature setting
Suitable for
1
Very low
Preparing and reducing sauces, stewing vegetables and frying food in extra virgin olive oil, butter or margarine.
2
Low
Frying food in extra virgin olive oil, butter or margarine, e.g. omelettes.
3
Low - medium Frying fish and thick food such as meatballs and sausages.
4
Medium - high Frying steaks (medium or well done), frozen breaded products, thin food such as escalopes, strips of
meat and vegetables.
5
High
Frying food at high temperatures, e.g. rare steaks (bloody), potato fritters and fried potatoes.
Table
The table shows which heat setting is suitable for each
type of food. The roasting time may vary depending on
the type, weight, size and quality of the food.
The set heat setting varies depending on the frying pan
that is used.
Preheat the empty pan; add oil and food after the
acoustic signal has sounded.
Temperature setting
Total frying time after the
signal tone sounds (min)
Escalope, plain or breaded
4
6 - 10
Fillet
4
6 - 10
Chop*
3
10 - 15
Cordon bleu, Wiener schnitzel*
4
10 - 15
Steak, rare (3 cm thick)
5
6-8
Steak, medium or well done (3 cm thick)
4
8 - 12
Poultry breast (2 cm thick)*
3
10 - 20
Sausages, pre-boiled or raw*
3
8 - 20
Hamburgers, meatballs, stuffed meatballs*
3
6 - 30
Meat loaf
2
6-9
Strips of meat, gyros
4
7 - 12
Minced meat
4
6 - 10
Bacon
2
5-8
Fried whole fish, e.g. trout
3
10 - 20
Fish fillet, plain or breaded
3-4
10 - 20
Scampi, prawns
4
4-8
Meat
Fish
* Turn several times.
** Total cooking time per portion. Fry one after the other.
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Temperature setting
Total frying time after the
signal tone sounds (min)
Pancakes**
5
-
Omelette**
2
3-6
Fried egg
2-4
2-6
Scrambled egg
2
4-9
Shredded raisin pancake
3
10 - 15
French toast**
3
4-8
Fried potatoes (made from unpeeled boiled potatoes)
5
6 - 12
Fried potatoes (made from raw potatoes)
4
15 - 25
Potato rösti**
5
2,5 - 3,5
Swiss rösti
1
50 - 55
Glazed potatoes
3
15 - 20
Garlic, onions
1-2
2 - 10
Courgettes, aubergines
3
4 - 12
Peppers, green asparagus
3
4 - 15
Vegetables sautéed in oil, e.g. courgettes, green peppers
1
10 - 20
Mushrooms
4
10 - 15
Glazed vegetables
3
6 - 10
Escalope
4
15 - 20
Cordon bleu*
4
10 - 30
Poultry breast*
4
10 - 30
Chicken nuggets
4
10 - 15
Gyros, kebab
3
5 - 10
Fish fillet, plain or breaded
3
10 - 20
Fish fingers
4
8 - 12
French fries
5
4-6
Pan-fried dishes, e.g. fried vegetables with chicken
3
6 - 10
Spring rolls
4
10 - 30
Camembert/cheese
3
10 - 15
Tomato sauce with vegetables
1
25 - 35
Béchamel sauce
1
10 - 20
Cheese sauce, e.g. Gorgonzola sauce
1
10 - 20
Reducing sauces, e.g. tomato sauce, bolognese sauce
1
25 - 35
Sweet sauces, e.g. orange sauce
1
15 - 25
Egg-based dishes
Potatoes
Vegetables
Frozen products
Sauces
* Turn several times.
** Total cooking time per portion. Fry one after the other.
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Temperature setting
Total frying time after the
signal tone sounds (min)
Camembert/cheese
3
7 - 10
Dried instant meals to which water is added, e.g. pasta dishes
1
5 - 10
Croutons
3
6 - 10
Almonds/hazelnuts/walnuts/pine nuts
4
3 - 15
Miscellaneous
* Turn several times.
** Total cooking time per portion. Fry one after the other.
Setting procedure
3
Select the appropriate temperature setting from the
table. Place the empty frying pan on the hotplate.
Notes
1
Use the control knob to select the temperature
setting you require. Temperature settings 1 to 5 are
available for this function; see temperature settings
table.
Once the frying temperature has been reached, add
the fat and then the food to the pan.
‒
If a temperature setting above 5 is selected,
setting † will automatically be set. In this case, turn
the control knob to position 5.
‒
Turn the food so that it does not burn.
Switching off the frying sensor
Turn the control knob that was used to select the
temperature to position 0. The hotplate will switch off
and the residual heat indicator will appear.
2
Touch the Ú symbol; it will be lit orange.
‘ and the temperature setting you have selected
will be lit.
The function has now been activated.
The ¬ , « or ª temperature indicator and the
temperature setting you have selected will remain lit
until the frying temperature has been reached. An
audible signal will then sound and the temperature
indicator will go out.
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Locking the control panel for cleaning
Automatic safety switch-off function
Wiping over the control panel while the hob is switched
on may alter the settings. To avoid doing this, you can
use the hob's "Lock control panel for cleaning" function.
For your protection, the appliance features a safety
switch-off function. Depending on which heat setting
has been selected, the hotplate's heating element will
be deactivated if no further action is performed within a
set time after selecting the heat setting.
To switch on: Touch the − symbol. An audible signal
will sound. The indicators for the active functions will
flash. The control panel will be locked for 10 minutes.
You will now be able to clean the surface of the control
panel without altering the settings.
Heat setting
Deactivated after
‚
10 hours
To switch off: Touch the − symbol again within the next
10 minutes.
ƒ to …
5 hours
† to ˆ
4 hours
If the function is not deactivated within these 10
minutes, the hob will switch itself off.
‰
3 hours
Š to ‚‹
2 hours
Notes
‚‚ to ‚ƒ
1 hour
Frying sensor temperature setting
Deactivated after
‚ to †
3 hours
‒
The locking function does not affect the control
knobs.The hob can be switched off at any time.
‒
While the locking function is active, the power
supply to the hob is disconnected. The hotplates
may still be hot.
An audible signal will indicate when this time has
elapsed. The control knob is active and the illuminated
ring around it will flash. ”‰ will be lit on the hotplate
display.
Turn the control knob to position 0. The appliance can
now be switched back on as usual.
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Basic settings
The appliance has various basic settings. These basic
settings can be altered to suit your individual
requirements.
Indicator/symbol
Function
Signal tones
™‚
‹¯ All signal tones activated.*
‹”” Only audible fault signal activated.
Power management function: Limit the total power of the hob (watts)
‹”” Deactivated.*
‚‹‹‹ Lowest setting
‚†‹‹
ƒ‹‹‹
...
™ƒ
Š†‹‹ Highest setting on the hob
Check cookware; cooking results
™„
‹ Not suitable
‚ Not perfect
ƒ Suitable
Restore to standard settings
™…
‹”” Individual settings.*
‹¯Restore factory settings.
* Factory settings
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To access the basic settings:
Exiting the basic settings menu
The hob must be off.
1
Turn the control knob anti-clockwise to position Ž .
2
Turn the control knob clockwise to position 1.
3
Turn the control knob anti-clockwise to position 0.
1
Push in one of the control knobs and turn it anticlockwise to position Ž .
2
Turn the control knob clockwise to position 1.
3
Turn the control knob anti-clockwise to position 0.
The t symbol will be lit. The illuminated ring
around the control knob will be lit yellow.
4
Touch the t symbol.
The displays show the product information.
Product information
Display screen
After-sales service index (ASSI)
‹‚
Production number
”š
Production number 1
Š†.
Production number 2
ܠ
5
Press the t symbol again to call up the basic
settings.
™‚ and ‹¯ will light up by default on the displays.
6
Touch the t symbol repeatedly until the required
function is displayed.
7
Then use the @ and A symbols to select the
required setting.
8
Touch the t symbol for at least 4 seconds.
The settings have been saved.
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The t symbol and the illuminated ring around the
control knob will go out.
Suitability test of tableware
Notes
‒
Do not use the wok or wok accessories with this
function.
This function can be used to check the speed and
quality of the cooking process depending on the
cookware.
‒
The Flex cooking zone is set to function as a single
hotplate; only test one item of cookware at a time on
it.
The result is a reference value and depends on the
properties of the cookware and the hotplate being used.
‒
If the diameter of the hotplate that is used is much
smaller than the diameter of the cookware, only the
middle of the cookware can be expected to heat up.
This may result in the cooking results not being as
good as expected or being less than satisfactory.
‒
You can find information on this function in the
section entitled ~ "Basic settings"
‒
You can find information on the type, size and
positioning of the cookware in the sections entitled
~ "Cooking with induction" and ~ "Flexible
cooking zone".
1
Fill the pan with approximately 200 ml water and
place it at room temperature in the middle of the
hotplate that most closely matches the diameter of
the pan base.
2
Go to the basic settings and select the ™„ setting.
‹”” will be lit.
3
Touch the @ or A symbol. ‹¯ will be lit. A signal
tone will sound and the hotplate indicators will be
lit.
The function has now been activated.
¥—¯ will be lit. After a few seconds, the hotplate
displays will show the results for the quality and speed
of the cooking process.
Check the result using the following table:
Result
‹
The cookware is not suitable for the hotplate and will
therefore not heat up.*
‚
The cookware is taking longer to heat up than expected
and the cooking process is not going as well as it
should.*
ƒ
The cookware is heating up correctly and the cooking
process is going well.
* If there is a smaller hotplate available, test the cookware
again on the smaller hotplate.
To activate the function again, select the @ or A symbol.
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Hob surround
Cleaning
Suitable maintenance and cleaning products can be
purchased from the after-sales service or in our e-Shop.
Hob
To prevent damage to the hob surround, observe the
following instructions:
▯
Only use warm soapy water
▯
Wash new dish cloths thoroughly before use.
▯
Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents.
▯
Do not use a glass scraper or sharp objects.
Cleaning
Always clean the hob after cooking. This will prevent
food deposits from becoming burned on. Only clean the
hob after the residual heat indicator has gone out.
Clean the hob with a damp dish cloth and dry it with a
cloth or towel to prevent limescale build-up.
Only use cleaning agents that are suitable for this type
of hob. Observe the manufacturer's instructions on the
product packaging.
Never use:
▯
Undiluted washing-up liquid
▯
Cleaning agents designed for dishwashers
▯
Abrasive cleaners
▯
Harsh cleaning agents, such as oven spray and
limescale remover
▯
Scouring pads
▯
High-pressure cleaners or steam jet cleaners
Stubborn dirt is best removed with a glass scraper,
available from retailers. Observe the manufacturer's
instructions.
You can obtain a suitable glass scraper from customer
services or through our online shop.
Using a special sponge for cleaning glass-ceramic hobs
achieves a great cleaning result.
Potential marks
Limescale and
water marks
Clean the hob as soon as it has cooled
down. You can use a cleaning agent suitable for glass-ceramic hobs.*
Sugar, rice starch
or plastic
Clean immediately. Use a glass scraper.
Caution: Risk of burns.*
* Then clean with a damp dish cloth and dry with a cloth or
towel.
Note: Do not use any cleaning agents while the hob is
still hot. This may mark the surface. Make sure that any
residue left by cleaning agents is removed.
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Control knob
Only use warm detergent solution. Do not use harsh or
abrasive cleaning products. Do not use a glass scraper,
as this may damage the control knob.
Lemon and vinegar are not suitable for cleaning the
control knob, as this may cause dull patches to appear
on the knob.
FAQ
FAQ
Noises
Why can I hear noises while I'm cooking?
Noises may be generated while using the hob depending on the characteristics of the base of the cookware. These
noises are normal for induction technology. They do not indicate a defect.
Possible noises:
A low humming noise of the kind a transformer makes:
Occurs when cooking at a high heat setting. The noise disappears or becomes quieter when the heat setting is
reduced.
Low whistling noise:
Occurs when the cookware is empty. The noise disappears when water or food is added to the cookware.
Crackling:
Occurs when using cookware made from layers of different material or when using cookware of different sizes and different materials at the same time.The volume of the noise may vary depending on the quantity of food being cooked
and the cooking method.
High-pitched whistling noises:
May occur if two hotplates are used at the highest heat setting at the same time. The whistling noises disappear or
become quieter when the heat setting is reduced.
Fan noise:
The hob is equipped with a fan that automatically switches on at high temperatures. The fan may continue to run even
after you have switched off the hob if the temperature detected is still too high.
Cookware
Which types of cookware can be used with an induction hob?
You can find information on which types of cookware can be used with an induction hob in the section entitled
~ "Cooking with induction".
Why is the hotplate not heating up and why is the heat setting flashing?
The cookware is on a different hotplate to the one that has been switched on.
Check that you have switched on the correct hotplate.
The cookware is too small for the hotplate that is switched on or it is not suitable for induction cooking.
Check that the cookware is suitable for induction cooking and that it is placed on the hotplate that best corresponds to
its size. You can find information on the type, size and positioning of the cookware in the sections entitled ~ "Cooking
with induction" and ~ "Flexible cooking zone".
Why is it taking so long for the cookware to heat up or why is it not heating up sufficiently despite being on a high heat setting?
The cookware is too small for the hotplate that is switched on or it is not suitable for induction cooking.
Check that the cookware is suitable for induction cooking and that it is placed on the hotplate that best corresponds to
its size. You can find information on the type, size and positioning of the cookware in the sections entitled ~ "Cooking
with induction" and ~ "Flexible cooking zone".
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Cleaning
How do I clean the hob?
Optimal results can be achieved with cleaning products specifically for use on glass-ceramic surfaces. Do not use
harsh or abrasive cleaning products, dishwasher detergents (concentrates) or floorcloths.
You can find more information on cleaning and caring for your hob in the section entitled ~ "Cleaning"
What to do in the event of a fault
Usually, faults are small matters that are easy to
eliminate. Please read the information in the table
before calling the after-sales service.
Indicator/symbol
Possible cause
Remedial action
None
The power supply has been disconnected. Use other electrical appliances to check whether a
short circuit has occurred in the power supply.
The appliance has not been connected as Check that the appliance has been connected as
shown in the circuit diagram.
shown in the circuit diagram.
Electronic fault.
If the fault cannot be rectified, inform the technical aftersales service.
An audible signal will
sound.
The control panel is wet or an object is cov- Dry the control panel or remove the object.
ering it.
The hotplate has been
switched off. The illuminated ring on the control
knob is flashing.
The control knob has not been turned for
an extended period. The automatic safety
switch-off function has been activated.
Turn the control knob to position 0. Switch the hotplate
back on.
The appliance is too hot.
Read the fault message on the control panel.
The hotplate indicator is
flashing.
The cookware is not being detected. Make Make sure that the diameter of the base of the cooksure that the cookware is suitable for use ware corresponds to the size of the hotplate. Turn the
with an induction hob.
control knob to position 0. Switch the hotplate back on.
”ƒ
The electronics have overheated and have Remove any cookware from the hob. Once the fault
switched off the corresponding hotplate.
code goes out, the hotplate has cooled down sufficiently. Turn the control knob to position 0. Then select
The electronics have overheated and all
the heat setting as usual.
the hotplates have been switched off.
”…
Ӡ + heat setting and sig- There is hot cookware on/near the control Remove the cookware.The fault code will go out shortly
nal tone
panel. There is a risk that the electronics
will overheat.
Ӡ and signal tone
There is hot cookware on/near the control Remove the cookware. Wait a few seconds. When the
panel. To protect the electronics, the hot- fault code on the display goes out, you can resume
plate has been switched off.
cooking.
”‚ / ”‡
The hotplate has overheated and has been Wait until the electronics have cooled down sufficiently
switched off to protect the work surface.
before switching the hotplate on again.
”‰
The hotplate has been operating continuously for an extended period.
”Š
The FlexPlus cooking zone will not activate. Touch any touch control to check the fault code. You
can use the remaining hotplates to cook as usual. Contact the technical after-sales service.
“Š‹‹‹
“Š‹‚‹
The operating voltage is incorrect/outside Contact your electricity supplier.
of the normal operating range.
—…‹‹
The hob is not connected properly.
Do not place hot cookware on the control panel.
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afterwards. You can resume cooking.
The automatic safety switch-off function has been activated. See the section entitled ~ "Automatic safety
switch-off function"
Disconnect the hob from the power supply. Check that
it has been connected as shown in the circuit diagram.
Note: If the fault code is not listed in the table,
disconnect the hob from the power supply, and wait
30 seconds before reconnecting it. If this code is
displayed again, contact the technical after-sales
service and specify which fault code has appeared.
Demo mode
If š“ ‹¯ is displayed, demo mode has been activated.
The appliance will not heat up. Disconnect the
appliance from the power supply. Wait 30 seconds
before reconnecting it. Then deactivate demo mode
within 3 minutes as follows:
After-sales service
Our after-sales service is there for you if your appliance
needs to be repaired. We will always find an appropriate
solution, also in order to avoid after-sales personnel
having to make unnecessary visits.
Product number (E no.) and
production number (FD no.)
Please quote the E number (product number) and FD
number (production number) of your appliance when
contacting the after-sales service.
1
Turn one of the control knobs anti-clockwise to
position Ž .
2
Turn the same control knob clockwise to position 1.
The rating plate bearing these numbers can be found:
3
Turn the same control knob anti-clockwise to
position 0.
The illuminated ring around the control knob will be
lit yellow.
▯
On the appliance certificate.
▯
On the underside of the hob.
4
Turn the same control knob clockwise to position 1.
‹¯ will be lit and the illuminated ring will be green.
Wait 5 seconds. ‹”” will be lit and the illuminated
ring will turn yellow.
Demo mode has now been deactivated.
The product number (E no.) can also be found on the
glass-ceramic hob. You can check the after-sales
service index (KI) and production number (FD no.) by
going to the basic settings. Refer to the section entitled
~ "Basic settings" to find out how to do this.
Please note that a visit from an after-sales service
engineer is not free of charge in the event that the
appliance has been misused, even during the warranty
period.
Please find the contact data of all countries in the
enclosed customer service list.
To book an engineer visit and product advice
GB
0344 892 8988
Calls charged at local or mobile rate.
IE
01450 2655
0.03 € per minute at peak.
Off peak 0.0088 € per minute.
AU
1300 368 339
NZ
09 477 0492
Trust the expertise of the manufacturer, and rest
assured that the repair will be carried out by trained
service technicians using original spare parts for your
domestic appliance.
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