Rangemaster RGG60 User guide

Ceramic Hob
Ceramic Hob
User Guide
Installation & Service Instructions
U109915 - 02
Before You Start...
Hob Overview
Cleaning Your Hob
Circuit Diagram
Technical Data
Warranty/After Sales Service
DocNo.012-0001 - Introduction - BI hob ceramic
1. Before You Start...
Thank you for buying a Rangemaster hob. It should give you
many years trouble-free cooking if installed and operated
correctly. It is important that you read this section before you
start, particularly if you have not used a ceramic hob before.
This appliance is designed for domestic cooking
only. Using it for any other purpose could invalidate
any warranty or liability claim. In particular, the
oven should NOT be used for heating the kitchen
– besides invalidating claims; this wastes fuel and
may overheat the control knobs.
Never operate the hob with wet hands.
Do not use unstable saucepans. Always ensure that
you position the handles away from the edge of the
Never heat unopened food containers. Pressure
build up may make the containers burst and cause
Never leave the hotplate unattended at high heat settings.
Pans boiling over can cause smoking, and greasy spills may
catch on fire. Use a deep fat thermometer whenever possible
to prevent fat overheating beyond the smoking point.
Installation and Maintenance
Never leave a chip pan unattended. Always heat fat
slowly, and watch as it heats. Deep fry pans should
be only one third full of fat. Filling the pan too full
of fat can cause spill over when food is added. If you
use a combination of oils or fats in frying, stir them
together before heating, or as the fats melt.
In the UK, the electrical installation should be in
accordance with BS 7671. Otherwise, all installations
must be in accordance with the relevant instructions
in this booklet, with the relevant national and local
regulations, and with the local electricity supply
companies’ requirements.
Make sure that the hob is wired in and switched on.
Foods for frying should be as dry as possible. Frost on frozen
foods or moisture on fresh foods can cause hot fat to bubble
up and over the sides of the pan. Carefully watch for spills or
overheating of foods when frying at high or medium high
temperatures. Never try to move a pan of hot fat, especially a
deep fat fryer. Wait until the fat is cool.
Only a qualified service engineer should service the hob and
only approved spare parts should be used.
Always allow the hob to cool and then switch it off at the
mains before cleaning or carrying out any maintenance work,
unless specified otherwise in this guide.
Using a cooking appliance will result in the production of
heat and moisture in the room in which it is installed. Make
that the kitchen is well ventilated; keep natural ventilation
holes open or install a powered cooker hood that vents
outside. If you have several cooking zones on or use the hob
for a long time, open a window or turn on an extractor fan.
Take care that no water seeps into the appliance.
Personal Safety
Accessible parts will become hot during use and will
retain heat even after you have stopped cooking.
Keep babies and children away from the hob and
never wear loose–fitting or hanging clothes while
the appliance is in use.
When not in use make sure that the hob is switched
Always keep combustible materials, e.g. curtains,
and flammable liquids a safe distance away from
your hob.
Do not spray aerosols in the vicinity of the hob while
it is on.
Use dry oven gloves when applicable – using damp
gloves might result in steam burns when you touch
a hot surface. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth
in place of a glove – it might catch fire if brought into
contact with a hot surface.
Do not use water on grease fires and never pick up a
flaming pan. Turn off the controls and then smother
a flaming pan on a surface unit by covering the pan
completely with a well fitting lid or baking tray. If
available, use a multipurpose dry chemical or foamtype fire extinguisher.
Hob Care
Never cook directly on the hob surface.
The ceramic surface should be washed after use in order to
prevent it from becoming scratched or dirty.
Do not use the hob surface as a cutting board.
In the interests of hygiene and safety, the hob should be kept
clean at all times as a build up in fats and other foodstuffs
could result in a fire.
Do not leave utensils, foodstuffs or combustible items on
the hob when it is not is use (e.g. tea towels, frying pans
containing oil).
Clean only the parts listed in this guide.
Do not place plastic or aluminium foil, or plastic containers,
on the hob.
Clean with caution. If a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe
spills on a hot surface, be careful to avoid steam burns. Some
cleansers can produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot
Do not leave the hob zones switched on unless being used
for cooking.
Never allow anyone to climb or stand on the hob.
Do not stand or rest heavy objects on the hob. Although the
ceramic surface is very strong, a sharp blow or sharp falling
object (e.g. a salt cellar) might cause the surface to crack or
Should a crack appear in the surface, disconnect the
appliance immediately from the supply and arrange for its
Always LIFT pans off the hob. Sliding pans may cause marks
and scratches. Always turn the control to the OFF position
before removing a pan.
Do not place anything between the base of the pan and the
hob surface (e.g. asbestos mats, aluminium foil, Wok stand).
Care should be taken that no water seeps into the appliance.
Avoid heating an empty pan. Doing so may damage both the
hob and pan.
Do not use abrasive cleaners/pads, oven aerosols/pads or
stain removers on the surface.
We recommend that you avoid wiping any surface unit areas
until they have cooled and the residual heat indicator has
gone out. Sugar spills are the exception to this (see ‘Cleaning
your Hob’). After cleaning, use a dry cloth or paper towel to
remove any cleaning cream residue.
2. Hob Overview
DocNo.022-0001 - Overview - RC60 ceramic
ArtNo.315-0002 RC60 ceramic hob
The ceramic hob comprises of four cooking zones containing
heating elements with different ratings and diameters
(Fig.2-1), each with a residual heat indicator. Each zone is
controlled via the touch sensitive controls with an audible
signal when operated.
The Hob
ArtNo.312-0004 Correct pans ceramic
Use only pans that are suitable for ceramic hobs. We
recommend stainless steel and enamelled steel pans as pots
and pans with copper or aluminium bases leave traces on the
hob that are difficult to remove. Glass-ceramic cookware is
not suitable because of its poor conductivity. The kind of pan
you use and the quantity of food affects the setting required.
Higher settings are required for larger quantities of food.
ArtNo.312-0005 Curved
bottomed pan ceramic
Pots and pans should have thick, smooth, flat bottoms
(Fig.2-2). This ensures the maximum heat transfer from the
hob to the pan, making cooking quick and energy efficient.
Never use a round-bottomed wok, even with a stand.
The very best pans have bases that are very slightly curved
up when cold (Fig.2-3). If you hold a ruler across the bottom
you will see a small gap in the middle. When they heat up the
metal expands and lies flat on the cooking surface.
Make sure that the base of the pan is clean and dry to prevent
any residue burning onto the hob panel. This also helps
prevent scratches and deposits.
Always use pans that are the same size as (or slightly larger
than) the areas marked on the hob top (Fig.2-4). Using
smaller pans wastes heat, and any spillage will be burnt on.
Using a lid will help the contents boil more quickly.
ArtNo.312-0006 Correct pan sizes
Power ON/Power OFF
Cooking zone +
Cooking zone –
Digital display
5. Zone selection indicator
6. Timer control
ArtNo.317-0001 60 Touch controls common
Timer display CONTROL
8. TImer indicator lights (4 off)
Always take care before touching the surface, even
when the hob is turned off. It may be hotter than you
Residual Heat Indicator, ‘H’
After use, a cooking zone will remain hot for a while as heat
dissipates. When a hot cooking zone is switched off the
residual heat indicator symbol, ‘H’, will appear in the display.
This shows that the cooking zone temperature is above 60°C
and may still cause burns. Once the temperature has dropped
to below 60°C the ‘H’ will go out.
ArtNo.317-0002 60 On-off controls
The Control Panel
The control panel consists of touch controls to operate the
4 cooking zones, the timer and child lock features (Fig.2-5).
ArtNo.317-0003 60 Selecting a zone +
Operating The Hob
To switch on the hob press the On/Off key for about
2 seconds. Each of the cooking zone digital displays will
illuminate, showing ‘0’ and a flashing dot (Fig.2-6).
Note: If further hob functions are not activated within
20 seconds it will automatically shut down.
To activate a cooking zone:
Select the required cooking zone by pressing the ‘+’ on the
appropriate control. A red ‘dot’ will illuminate on the selected
display to indicate that the zone has been selected. Note that
only one cooking zone can be selected at any one time.
ArtNo.317-0004 60 Reducing power
To increase the power level, press the ‘+’ key, up to a
maximum of ‘9’ (Fig.2-7).
Note: The ‘+’ keys have a repeat function: holding the key
pressed down will increase the power setting by one level
every 0.3 seconds.
To reduce the power to a cooking zone select the required
zone, as indicated by the red dot in the display. Press the ‘–‘
key to reduce the power required (Fig.2-8).
Note: The ‘–’ key has a repeat function: holding the key
pressed down will reduce the power setting by one level
every 0.3 seconds.
To shutdown a cooking zone:
Make sure the required cooking zone has been selected, as
indicated by the red dot in the display. Reduce the power to
0 (Fig.2-9). After three seconds have elapsed the element will
automatically switch off.
ArtNo.317-0004 60 Reducing power
Rapid shutdown:
To switch off a selected zone, press the ‘+’ and ‘–‘ keys
simultaneously: this will immediately switch off that zone
Note: After a zone has been switched off an ‘H’ may flash in
the display. This is a residual heat indicator that shows that
the cooking zone temperature is above 60°C and may still
cause burns. Once the temperature has dropped to below
60°C the ‘H’ will go out.
ArtNo.317-0005 60 Rapid switch off
To switch off all cooking zones:
All of the cooking zones can be immediately switched off by
pressing the On/Off key. Any ‘hot ‘ zones that were in use will
show an ‘H’ in the display (Fig.2-11).
Preheat Function
ArtNo.317-0015 60 Switching the hob off
This function allows for rapid heating up of the element to
bring the selected cooking zone up to temperature. Once the
zone is at the required cooking temperature the power level
will reduce automatically to the preset level.
To activate the preheat function:
Select the required cooking zone. A red ‘dot’ will illuminate
on the selected display to indicate that the zone has been
Press the ‘–’ key to bring the element up to full power
Press the ‘+’ key to activate the auto function, as
indicated by the ‘A’ (Fig.2-13).
Using the ‘–‘ key, set the power to the desired preset
level (Fig.2-14).
ArtNo.317-0006 60 Preheat
ArtNo.317-0006 60 Preheat
When the ‘A’ alternates with the selected power setting the
preheat function is in operation.
To adjust the preheat power level:
Select the cooking zone (make sure the dot is illuminated)
and then press the ‘+’ key to increase the power level. Pressing
the ‘–‘ key after the preheat is underway will interrupt the
operation, switching off the preheat and leaving the cooking
zone operating at one power level lower.
ArtNo.317-0006 60 Preheat
Timer Function
The timer has two settings:
ArtNo.317-0007 60 Setting the zone timer
Zone timer
Minute timer
Zone timer
This allows each cooking zone to be set to cook up to a
maximum of 99 minutes at a set power level. At the end of
the cooking time the zone will turn off automatically.
Activating the timer:
Select the required cooking zone and then:
Using the ‘+’ and ‘–‘ keys, set the desired cooking
Press the timer key (Fig.2-15): the timer display will
illuminate with ‘00’ flashing.
Set the required cooking duration by pressing the timer
key to increase the cooking time and the ‘–‘ key to
reduce the cooking time (Fig.2-16).
Note: When the ‘00’ is flashing, pressing the ‘–‘ key will
set the timer to 60 minutes.
ArtNo.317-0007 60 Setting the zone timer
The timer will activate automatically within a few seconds
and an indicator light will appear in the timer display
corresponding the activated zone (Fig.2-17).
Changing a previously set cooking time:
Select the required cooking zone; the red dot will light up in
the display. Press the timer key once then press the timer key
to increase, or the ‘–‘ key to reduce, the cooking time.
Interrupting the timer:
Select the required cooking zone; the red dot will light up in
the display. Press the timer key and, using the ‘–‘ key, reduce
the cooking time to ‘00’. This will switch off the timer but leave
the cooking zone on until manually deactivated.
ArtNo.317-0007 60 Setting the zone timer
Turning off the timer alarm:
At the end of the cooking time the hob will beep steadily for
2 minutes. Press any key to stop the alarm.
Cancelling the timer (rapid shutdown):
Select the required cooking zone; the red dot will light up
in the display. Press both the ‘+’ and ‘–‘ keys simultaneously.
Note that this will turn off both the timer and the cooking
zone immediately.
Minute Timer
ArtNo.317-0018 60 Setting the minute timer
The timer can also be used as a simple minute timer, up to a
maximum of 99 minutes.
Setting the timer:
Make sure that none of the cooking zones has been selected
(if a zone has been accidentally selected simply leave the hob
for 10 seconds: the dot in the zone display will go out). Press
the timer key and then set the required time, using the timer
and ‘–’ keys (Fig.2-18).
Turning off the timer alarm:
At the end of the cooking time the hob will beep steadily for
2 minutes. Press any key to stop the alarm.
Deactivating the timer:
Make sure that none of the cooking zones has been selected.
Press the timer and ‘–‘ keys simultaneously. The timer display
will go out.
ArtNo.317-0007 60 Setting the zone timer
Child Lock Function
This allows the control panel to be locked to prevent any
accidental use.
IMPORTANT: The child lock functions (activating and
deactivating) can only be used when the hob has just been
switched on: a red dot should show in all of the cooking
zones (Fig.2-19).
Activating the child lock:
Switch on the hob. Press the lower right cooking zone ‘+’ key
and ‘–‘ key simultaneously (the hob will beep) then press
the lower right ‘+’ key once again. The hob will beep and ‘L’
flashes in each of the zone displays (Fig.2-20). The hob is now
locked. The child lock will remain on until it is unlocked. This
includes switching the hob on and off and also if there is an
interruption to the power supply.
ArtNo.317-0009 60 Child lock on
Note: If a cooking zone is hot when locked, then ‘L’ and ‘H’
will flash alternately.
Unlocking for cooking purposes:
Press and hold both the lower right cooking zone ‘+’ key and
the ‘–‘ key simultaneously. The ‘L’ in each of the digital displays
will be replaced by a ‘0’ and a flashing dot. After switching off
the hob, the child lock function will remain activated.
ArtNo.317-0010 60 Error code
Note: If a cooking zone is hot then ‘0’ and ‘H’ will flash
Art �
No. 050-0008
Deactivating the child lock:
Switch on the hob. Press the lower right cooking zone ‘+’ key
and ‘–‘ simultaneously (the hob will beep) then press the ‘–‘
key once more. The hob will beep and the ‘L’ in each of the
zone displays will go out and the hob will switch off. When
the hob is switched on again it is now unlocked.
Automatic Shutdown
BI ceramic operating limits
Table 2-1
If the touch controls are continuously activated for longer
than 10 seconds then the hob will shut down automatically.
The hob will beep for 10 seconds, and the displays will show
‘Er03’ (Fig.2-21) as long as the touch controls are activated.
Note: If the cooking zone is hot then an ‘H’ will flash
alternately along with the error code.
Automatic Safety Shutdown
If any of the cooking zones has been left on by mistake the
safety shutdown control will switch them off automatically
after the time limit shown in the table is reached (Table 2-1).
3. Cleaning Your Hob
DocNo.042-0001 - Cleaning - BI hob ceramic
Essential information
Cleaning burned-on spills
Allow the hob to cool and isolate the electricity supply before
carrying out any thorough cleaning.
Make sure that the residual heat indicators are off and that
the hob is cool. Remove the excess burned-on substance with
a single-edged razor scraper. Hold the scraper at an angle of
about 30° to the surface and then scrape off the burned-on
matter (Fig.3-1).
Never use paint solvents, washing soda, caustic cleaners,
biological powders, bleach, chlorine based bleach cleaners,
coarse abrasives or salt. Do not mix different cleaning products
– they may react together with hazardous results.
Once you have removed as much as possible with the scraper,
follow the ‘Daily care’ procedure outlined above.
All parts of the hob can be cleaned with hot soapy water
– but take care that no surplus water seeps into the appliance.
To remove metal rub-off
Remember to switch on the electricity supply before reusing the hob.
Sliding pans on the hob – especially aluminium or copper
pans – can leave marks on the surface. These marks often
appear like scratches but can easily be removed using the
procedure described previously for ‘Cleaning spills’. If the
rub-off marks are especially stubborn, use a cleaning cream
together with the razor scraper, as described in ‘Cleaning
burned-on spills’.
We have developed a range of cleaning products that
give maximum performance without damaging the hob
surface, in particular a Ceramic Hob Cleaner set with scraper.
More information is available in the Cookware Collection
brochure supplied with your hob and on our website, www.
Regular cleaning is recommended. For easier cleaning, wipe
away any spillages immediately.
Daily care
First of all, make sure that all residual heat indicators are
off and that the cooking surface is cool. Apply a small dab
of ceramic cleaning cream in the centre of each area to be
cleaned. Dampen a clean paper towel and work the cream
onto the cooking surface. As a final step, wipe the cooking
surface with a clean, dry paper towel.
ArtNo.312-0010 Cleaning; scraping the ceramic hob
Cleaning spills
For spills and boil-overs that occur while cooking, turn off the
unit and wipe the area surrounding the hot zone with a clean
paper towel. If a spill (other than a sugary substance) is on the
hot zone, do not clean until the unit has completely cooled
down and then follow the instructions below, ‘Cleaning
burned-on spills’.
If you accidentally melt anything on the surface, or if you spill
foods with a high sugar content (preserves, tomato sauce,
fruit juice, etc.), remove the spill IMMEDIATELY with a razor
scraper, while the unit is still hot.
IMPORTANT: Use an oven glove to protect your hand from
potential burns.
Scrape major spills or melted material from the cooking zone
and push into a cold area. Then turn the unit ‘OFF’ and allow
it to cool before cleaning further. After the cooking surface
cools down and the residual heat indicator lights go off,
follow the ‘Daily care’ procedure outlined above.
4. Troubleshooting
DocNo.052-0001 - Troubleshooting ceramic & induction
If there is an installation problem and I don’t get
my original installer to come back to fix it, who
You do. Service organisations will charge for their callouts if they are correcting work carried out by your
original installer. Therefore, it’s in your own interest to
keep track of this installer so that you can contact them
as required.
A crack has appeared in the hob surface.
Isolate the hob immediately from the power supply and
arrange for its repair. Do not use the hob until it has
been repaired.
The hob is scratched.
Always use the cleaning methods recommended in this
guide. Make sure that pan bottoms are smooth and
Marks from aluminium and copper pans, as well as
mineral deposits from water and food, can be removed
with a cleaning cream. However, tiny scratches that
are not removable will become less visible in time as a
result of cleaning.
Check the appliance is electrically safe when you have finished.
5. Installation
DocNo.062-0001 - Installation - RC60 hob
Dear Installer
Location of the Hob
Before you start your installation, please complete the details
The hob may be installed in a kitchen/kitchen diner but NOT
in a room containing a bath or shower.
Should your customer have a problem relating to your
installation they will be able to contact you easily.
This appliance is designed for domestic cooking only. Use for
any other purpose could invalidate any warranty or liability
This appliance should not be installed in a boat or
The hob must be installed in accordance with the relevant
Building regulations and IEE regulations.
You will need the following equipment to complete the hob
installation satisfactorily:
Multimeter (for electrical tests)
ArtNo.050-0011 - Installer information table
You will also need the following tools:
Electric drill
Steel tape measure
Cross head screwdriver
Sharp knife
Checking the parts
Ceramic hob
Fixing brackets and screws (4 off )
Check that the appliance is in a good condition after
having removed the packaging. In case of doubt, do not
use the appliance and contact the retailer.
Never leave the packaging materials (cardboard,
plastic bags, polystyrene foam, etc.) within children’s
reach since they could become potential sources of
Safety Requirements
The hob must be installed in a well ventilated space, in
accordance with the section entitled ‘Electrical Connection’.
Read these instructions before installing or using the
Provision of Ventilation
All rooms require a window that can be opened, or
equivalent, while some rooms require a permanent vent in
addition to the window.
Check the appliance is electrically safe when you have finished.
Positioning the Hob
The hob should be fitted into a work surface, which is at least
600mm deep. In position, it has a maximum thickness of 5mm
from the top of the work surface. The cut-out dimensions are
shown in (Fig.5-1) and the minimum clearances in
(Fig.5-2). The minimum recommended distances from the
hob to nearby surfaces are shown in (Fig.5-3).
ArtNo 314-0006 60cm induction dimensions
Any hob hood should be installed in accordance with the
hood manufacturer’s instructions.
Surfaces of furniture and walls at the sides and rear of the hob
should be heat, splash and steam resistant. Certain types of
vinyl or laminate kitchen furniture are particularly prone to
heat damage and discolouration.
We cannot accept responsibility for damage caused by
normal use of the hob to any material that de-laminates
or discolours at temperatures less than 65°C above room
For safety reasons curtains must not be fitted immediately
behind the hob.
Fixing the Hob
The hob must be sealed to the work surface to prevent liquid
from entering into the cabinet. A tape seal is supplied with
the hob.
Carefully follow these instructions to correctly apply the
seal: Turn the hob over and place in on a secure, level
surface. Detach the seal from the backing, checking that the
transparent protection still adheres to the seal itself. Carefully
position the seal along the edge of the hob. Take special care
in the corners making sure there are no gaps. The ends of the
strips must fit together without overlapping.
ArtNo 317-0011 60cm hob clearances
If the surface that the hob is to be fitted to is tiled or is not
reasonably smooth, additional sealing with a waterproof
silicone sealant may be required.
Turn the hob back the right way up and position it in the
worktop cut-out.
Secure the hob to the worktop using the brackets supplied.
The positioning of the bracket is dependent on the thickness
of the worktop as shown in (Fig.5-4).
Note: Slide the optional sleeve onto the bracket if fitting to
thin work surfaces.
Locate the bracket to the slot on the hob base and then
tighten the retaining screw until it is locked to the worktop.
ArtNo.317-0012 - Hob fittings 1
Check the appliance is electrically safe when you have finished.
Electrical Connections
This appliance must be installed by a qualified electrician
to comply with the relevant Institute of Electrical
Engineers (I.E.E.) regulations and also the local electricity
supply company requirements.
ArtNo.317-0017 Connection box
Note: All external wiring must comply with the IEE
Regulations for the Electrical Equipment of Buildings.
Connection to the electrical supply can be made with either
a plug and socket, or be permanently wired via a double pole
switch. The hob is supplied with a 3-core cable, 2m long.
If a replacement cable is fitted it must be 250V high
temperature PVC (85°C), 1mm² minimum conductor size.
Connect the hob up as shown (Fig.5-5).
IMPORTANT: The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Green and yellow:
Hob Check
Check each cooking zone in turn.
Customer Care
Please complete your contact details in the front of this
section. Please inform the user how to operate the hob and
hand over the instruction pack.
Thank you.
7. Circuit Diagram
DocNo.091-0001 - Circuit diagram - RG60/RGG60 gas
ArtNo.080-0015 - RG60/RGG60 circuit diagram
Spark generator
Ignition switch
7. Technical Data
DocNo.102-0001 - Technical data - RC60
INSTALLER: Please leave these instructions with the user.
DATA BADGE LOCATION: Base of the hob
Below worktop: 40mm
(60mm including connection box)
Above worktop: 5mm
Overall width
580mm; see ‘Positioning of the hob’
Overall depth
Space for fixing
See ‘Positioning of the hob’
Minimum space above hotplate
220 – 240V 50Hz
Maximum electric load at 230V 50Hz: 5.8kW
ArtNo.315-0003 RC60 kW ratings
8. Warranty/After Sales Service
If consultation or technical assistance is needed, please
provide the local authorised service agent with the purchase
invoice and the product code/serial number.
The 2 years free maintenance for the operation of the
appliance started from the date of purchase of this product.
Any cosmetic damage to the appliance must be reported
within 90 days of delivery.
For in-warranty service please call: 0845 6035312.
For general enquiries please call: 0870 7895107.
DocNo.111-0001 Warranty
DocNo.000-0001 - Back cover Rangemaster
ArtNo.000-0003 CE logo