Cleaning and maintenance
Before cleaning always allow the cooling fan
to cool the oven down before switching off at
the electricity supply.
This appliance cannot be cleaned with steam
or with a steam cleaning machine.
The Hob Top
The hob is best cleaned whilst it is still warm, as spillage
can be removed more easily than if it is left to cool.
Regularly wipe over the hob top using a soft cloth well
wrung out in warm water to which a little wasing up liquid
has been added. Avoid the use of the following:
- household detergent and bleaches;
- impregnated pads unsuitable for non-stick saucepans;
- steel wool pads;
- bath/sink stain removers.
Should the hob top become heavily soiled, it is
recommended that a cleaning product such as Hob Brite
or Bar Keepers Friend is used.
The pan supports are dishwasher proof. If washing them
by hand, take care when drying them as the enamelling
process occasionally leaves rough edges. If necessay,
remove stubborn stains using a paste cleaner.
The burner caps and crowns can be removed for cleaning.
Wash the burner caps and crowns using hot soapy
water, and remove marks with a mild paste cleaner. A
well moistened soap impregnated steel wool pad can
be used with caution, if the marks are particularly difficult
After cleaning, be sure to wipe dry with a soft cloth.
The electric ignition is obtained through a ceramic
"electrode" and a metal electrode. Keep these
components well clean, to avoid difficult lighting, and
check that the burner crown holes are not obstructed.
Spills onto the actual plate should be removed using warm
water and a soft brush, nylon or plastic scourer. To keep
the plate looking as new, hotplate conditioner can be
purchased from most hardware stores (follow the
manufacturer's instruction for use).
Alternatively, wipe the plate with a drop of olive oil on a
kitchen towel to avoid rust. It is important to note that
the plate will smoke a little and produce a slightly
unpleasant odour when next used.
Important: After cleaning, dry the hotplate thoroughly by
switching on to a low-medium setting for a few minutes.