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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
This manual contains important information regarding safety,
the use and maintenance of your new hob. Read the manual
and keep it in an easily accessible place for future consultation.
Precautions and Advice
1. This cooktop complies with all applicable safety and
electromagnetic compatibility legislation.
However, individuals fitted with a heart pacemaker
should maintain a safe distance from the appliance. This is
because it is not possible to guarantee that all pacemakers
on the market comply with the standards in compliance
with which this appliance was tested so it is not possible
to provide an absolute guarantee of the absence of
potentially harmful interference.
2. Disposal of packaging materials: dispose of the various
packing materials responsibly, in full compliance with local
authority regulations governing waste disposal.
3. This induction hob is designed solely for use as a domestic
appliance. No other type of use is permitted. The
manufacturer declines all responsibility for inappropriate
4. The appliance is not intended for use by people (children
included) with physical, sensory or mental impairment or
without experience and knowledge of the appliance,
unless supervised or previously instructed in its use by
those responsible for their safety.
5. The cooking zones become extremely hot during use:
keep children away from the appliance to avoid the risk of
scalding or burns.
The letter "H" will appear on the control panel
display to indicate "residual heat" in the
corresponding cooking zone: the temperature of
the cooking zone is above 60 °C: do not touch the
cooking zone or place any object on it while the
letter "H" remains lit.
7. If the surface of the hob should become damaged
(cracked or broken glass), do not use the appliance and
call the After-sales Service immediately.
8. Any repairs or work on the appliance must be carried out
by a qualified technician.
9. This hob is equipped with a thermoprotector to prevent
the risk of its internal circuits being damaged by high
temperatures from external heat sources
(e.g. an undercounter oven). If the temperature of the
electronic circuits exceeds the safety threshold, the
Recommended diameters of pot bottoms
thermoprotector activates, automatically switching off the
hob. The display shows an error message (see. section
"Troubleshooting Guide"). When the temperature
returns to within normal levels the hob is able to be
switched on again.
10. Make sure the cooking zones and the bottoms of pots are
dry before use.
11. Do not place metal objects such as kitchen utensils
(knives, forks, spoons, ...), lids or other similar items on
the cooking zones as they can become very hot.
12. Be extremely vigilant when cooking food with boiling oil
or fat since these can catch fire. In the event of oil catching
fire, never attempt to put it out with water: switch the
hob off and cover the pot immediately with a lid; leave the
pot on the cooking zone to cool down. Dispose of the oil
in compliance with current regulations.
13. When you finish cooking, press button
Existing pots and pans:
Use a magnet to check whether pots or pans are suitable for
use on the induction hob: pots are unsuitable if they cannot be
1. Ensure pots have a smooth bottom, otherwise they may
scratch the hob's glass ceramic surface. Check dishes.
2. Do not use empty pots on the hob, especially enamelled
or aluminium ones. This could result in damage to both
the glass ceramic surface and the bottom of the pots.
3. Never place hot pots or pans on the hob's control panel.
This could result in damage.
(Save these instructions)
: The induction cooking zones will
not switch on if pots and pans are not of the
Only use pots bearing the symbol
"INDUCTION SYSTEM" (See figure opposite).
Before switching the hob on, position the pot
on the desired cooking zone.