• This appliance may only be used for normal
cooking and frying in the home. It is not
designed for commercial or industrial purposes.
• Do not use the cooktop to heat the room.
• Take care when plugging in electric
appliances near the cooktop. Cords must not
come into contact with the hot surface. This could
cause damage to the cooktop and cable
• Overheated fats and oils catch fire quickly.
You should supervise cooking when preparing
foods in fat or oil.
• After use, switch off the hob element by its
control and do not rely on the pan detector.
• Always keep the control panels clean and dry.
Do not let liquids or grease remain on the cooktop
controls area. Spilled or burnt-on foods can
activate or deactivate the appliance. Clean the
controls area thoroughly to resume normal
operation of the appliance.
• Never place combustible items on the
• Never keep any combustible items or aerosol
cans in a drawer located under the cooktop.
• Avoid placing metal cooking utensils on the
cooking surface areas. Metal objects can
become hot and cause burns.
• Know which touch keypad controls each
surface of the cooking zones.
• Clean the appliance regularly to keep all parts
free of grease that could catch fire. Exhaust fan
ventilation hoods and grease filters should be
kept clean. Do not allow grease to accumulate on
hood or filter. Greasy deposits in the fan could
catch fire. Refer to hood manufacturer's
instructions for cleaning.
• Use Proper Pan Sizes. This appliance is
equipped with one or more surface units of
different size. Select utensils having flat bottoms
large enough to cover the surface unit heating
element. The use of undersized utensils will
expose a portion of the heating element to direct
contact and may result in ignition of clothing.
Proper relationship of utensil to burner will also
improve efficiency.
If pan is smaller than element, a portion of the
element will be exposed to direct contact and
could ignite clothing or potholder.
• Do not place any object on or near the control
keypad area in order to prevent accidental
activation of the cooktop controls.
• Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and
Not Extend Over Adjacent Surface Units.
To reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable
materials, and spillage due to unintentional
contact with the utensil, the handle of a utensil
should be positioned so that it is turned inward,
and does not extend over adjacent surface units.
• Never leave prepared food on the Cooking
Zones. Boilovers cause smoking and greasy
spillovers that may ignite, or a pan that has boiled
dry may melt or become damaged.
• Protective liners: Do not use aluminum foil to
line any part of the cooktop. Only use aluminum
foil as recommended after the cooking process, if
used as a cover to be placed over the food. Any
other use of aluminum foil may result in the risk of
electric shock, fire or short circuit.
• Glazed cooking utensils: Only certain types of
glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or
other glazed utensils are suitable for rangetop
service without breaking due to the sudden
change in temperature. Check the
manufacturer’s recommendations for cooktop
• Ventilating hood: The ventilating hood above
your cooking surface should be cleaned
frequently, so the grease from cooking vapors
does not accumulate on the hood or filter.
• Do not clean or operate a broken cooktop. If
cooktop should break, cleaning solutions and
spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop and
create a risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified
technician immediately.
• Clean cooktop with caution. Do not use
sponges or cloth to wipe spills on a hot cooking
area. Use a proper metal scraper.
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