INTRODUCTION BEFORE USING THE COOKTOP 1. Clean the cooktop. 2. Switch on the hotplates to remove fumes and smells coming from the protective greases. EVERYDAY USE 1. Turn the control knob to the position required. 2. To switch off, turn the knob back to “0”. Please read the instructions for use carefully, to become familiar with your cooktop.
CONTENTS FEATURES Pages 24-25-26 BEFORE USING THE COOKTOP Page 27 TIPS FOR SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT Page 27 WARNINGS FOR THE USE OF ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Page 28 PRECAUTIONS AND GENERAL SUGGESTIONS Page 28 2 ELECTRIC HOTPLATE COOKTOP Page 29 GLASS CERAMIC COOKTOP Page 31 CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE Page 34...
FEATURES AKR 024 2 ELECTRIC HOTPLATE COOKTOP - Electrical insulation Class I. - Protection against overheating of adjacent surfaces Type Y. ELECTRIC HOTPLATES 1. High-speed electric hotplate Ø 145 – 1500 W 2. High-speed electric hotplate Ø 180 – 2000 W CONTROL PANEL 3.
CONTROL PANEL 3. Front hotplate (1 – 12) control knob (1) 4. Rear hotplate (1 – 12) control knob (2) 5. Hotplate ON indicator light AKR 028 GLASS CERAMIC COOKTOP - Electrical insulation Class I. - Protection against overheating of adjacent surfaces Type Y.
AKR 011 GLASS CERAMIC COOKTOP - Electrical insulation Class I. - Protection against overheating of adjacent surfaces Type Y. COOKING ZONES 1. “Quick light star” cooking zone Ø 145 – 1200W 2. “Halogen” cooking zone Ø 180 – 1800W CONTROL PANEL 3.
BEFORE USING THE COOKTOP For best use of your cooktop, read the instructions for use carefully and keep them in a safe place. This appliance must only be used for the purpose for which it was designed, i.e. for cooking foods. Any other use should be considered incorrect and therefore dangerous.
WARNINGS FOR THE USE OF ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES When using electrical appliances some important rules must always be followed. In particular: Never touch the appliance with wet or damp hands or feet. Never use the appliance with bare feet. Keep children away from the hob when it is in use. Before any cleaning or maintenance, switch off the electricity to the cooktop.
2 ELECTRIC HOTPLATE COOKTOP Switch on the electric hotplates by turning the knob to The features of these electric hotplates, which are fitted the position required. with a heating limiter, allow: − rapid reaching of the temperature Once the food is boiling turn down the power −...
2 ELECTRIC HOTPLATE COOKTOP TABLE FOR USE OF THE knob knob COOKING ZONES 1-12 For melting (butter, chocolate). To keep food warm and to 2-3-4 heat small quantities of liquids. To heat larger quantities, whip 4-5-6 creams and sauces. Slow boiling, e.g.: boiled vegetables, spaghetti, soups, continuing steam cooking of roasts, stews.
Quick frying, steaks in steak 11-12 pan, etc. AKR 028 “Quick light star” RADIANT ZONES The heating element is formed of 3 electrical resistances which can work together or separately depending on the position of the 7-position changeover switch.
GLASS CERAMIC COOKTOP AKR 011 “Quick light star” RADIANT ZONES The heating element is formed of 3 electrical resistances which can work together or separately depending on the position of the 7-position changeover switch. It reaches the working temperature quickly. The figure below shows the 3 ways in which the heating elements can work.
GLASS CERAMIC COOKTOP AKR 028 – AKR 011 – AKR 014 RESIDUAL HEAT INDICATOR LIGHTS ADVICE FOR SAFE USE OF THE COOKTOP When the cooking zone temperature is higher than C, the corresponding indicator light comes on to − Before switching on make sure that you have the signal that the zone is hot.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE CLEANING THE COOKTOP AND CLEANING THE GLASS CERAMIC CONTROL PANEL COOKTOP Before cleaning the cooktop switch it off and wait Make sure that the cooktop is switched off before cleaning it. for it to cool down. Clean with a cloth wetted with hot water and soap Remove any encrustation using a special scraper which or water and liquid detergent.
TROUBLE-SHOOTING GUIDE The electric hotplates or the cooking zones do not heat up. Check whether: the corresponding regulating knob has been turned to the correct power? there is a power cut? AFTER-SALES SERVICE Before contacting the After-Sales Service: 1. Check whether you can deal with the problem yourself (See “Trouble- Shooting Guide”).
INSTALLATION Technical information for the installer The appliance must be installed by a qualified electrician following the manufacturer’s instructions and in compliance with local regulations in force. To fit the cooktop into the unit make an opening of the dimensions given in the figure, remembering that: −...
“Technical information for the installer”. AKR 028 – AKR 011 – AKR 014 Before installing the cooktop, remove the protective film. This cooktop can be built into a working surface 30 to 40 mm thick and 600 mm deep.
− Tighten screws “B” until the cooktop is completely secured. − Using a sharp tool cut off the part of gasket “D” which protrudes from the cooktop. AKR 024 – AKR 010 – AKR 012 AKR 028 – AKR 011 – AKR 014...
INSTALLATION ELECTRICAL PART − The connection can be made directly to the mains by putting an all-pole switch with minimum opening IMPORTANT: Install the cooktop following the between the contacts of 3 mm between the manufacturer’s instructions. appliance and the mains. Incorrect installation can cause damage to people, −...