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Miele KM 490 Operating Instructions Manual

Ceramic hobs with induction
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Operating instructions

Ceramic hobs with induction
KM 490 / KM 491 / KM 493
KM 494 / KM 497 / KM 498
KM 490-1 / KM 491-1 / KM 493-1
KM 494-1 / KM 497-1 / KM 498-1
To avoid the risk of accidents
or damage to the appliance it is
essential to read these
operating instructions before it is
installed or used for the first time.
M.-Nr. 05 619 381



  Summary of Contents for Miele KM 490

  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating instructions Ceramic hobs with induction KM 490 / KM 491 / KM 493 KM 494 / KM 497 / KM 498 KM 490-1 / KM 491-1 / KM 493-1 KM 494-1 / KM 497-1 / KM 498-1 To avoid the risk of accidents...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Description of the appliance ......... 4 Models .
  • Page 3 Contents Timer ............29 Setting the timer .
  • Page 4: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance Models KM 490 / KM 491 KM 490-1 / KM 491-1 ac Induction cooking zones with booster bd Induction cooking zones Control panel KM 493 / KM 494 / KM 497 / KM 498 KM 493-1 / KM 494-1...
  • Page 5: Control Panel

    Description of the appliance Control panel Sensor switches for: f Hob ON/OFF g Safety lock h Cooking zones i Timer (see "Timer sensors and display") k Booster for rear right cooking zone l Booster for front left cooking zone Indicator lamps for: j Booster m Safety lock...
  • Page 6: Cooking Zone Sensors And Displays

    Description of the appliance Cooking zone sensors and displays n Cooking zone symbol o Displays: = Cooking zone ready for use 1 to 9 = Power settings = Residual heat ß = No pan on cooking zone or pan unsuitable (see section on suitable pans) = Fault message (see "Problem solving guide") p Indicator lamp for auto heat-up...
  • Page 7: Cooking Zones

    Description of the appliance Cooking zones Cooking KM 490 / KM 491 / KM 493 / KM 494 / KM 497 / KM 498 zones KM 490-1 / KM 491-1 / KM 493-1 / KM 494-1 / KM 497-1 / KM 498-1...
  • Page 8: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Warning and Safety instructions Installation and connection This appliance must not be installed over a dishwasher, The appliance must be installed washing machine, tumble dryer, and connected by a suitably refrigerator, freezer or fridge-freezer. qualified and competent person in strict The high temperatures radiated by it accordance with local and national could damage the appliance below.
  • Page 9 Warning and Safety instructions Correct usage Only use the appliance to prepare food in the home. Any other usage To avoid the risk of accidents and is at the owner's risk and could be damage to the appliance, you dangerous. The manufacturer cannot should read these operating be held liable for damage caused by instructions carefully before using it for...
  • Page 10 Warning and Safety instructions Safety with children Keep all pans out of reach of children. Turn pan handles inwards The appliance is only intended for away from the edge of the hob. Danger use by adults who have read these of burning or scalding.
  • Page 11 Warning and Safety instructions Protecting the appliance from Do not use a steam cleaner to clean this appliance. The steam damage could reach electrical components and Do not drop anything on the cause a short circuit. Pressurised ceramic surface. Even a light steam could also cause permanent object could cause damage in certain damage to the surface and to other...
  • Page 12 Warning and Safety instructions Protection from burning and Do not cover the appliance, e.g. with a cloth, kitchen foil, etc. There scalding is a danger of this burning or catching The surface of the appliance is hot fire if the hob is hot. when in use, and remains hot for Never leave the appliance quite a while after being switched off.
  • Page 13 Warning and Safety instructions Appliance faults Electromagnetic fields In the event of damage or a defect, For people fitted with a heart switch off the appliance immedi- pacemaker: ately. Disconnect completely from the Please note that the area immediately electricity supply. If the appliance has surrounding the hob is not yet been fully installed, the electromagnetically charged, and that...
  • Page 14 Warning and Safety instructions Further safety notes Do not use plastic or aluminium foil containers. These melt at high When using an electric socket near temperatures and could damage the the appliance, care should be ceramic surface or catch fire. taken that the cable of the electrical appliance does not come into contact Spray canisters, aerosols and other...
  • Page 15: Caring For The Environment

    Caring for the environment Disposal of the packing Disposal of your old appliance material Electrical and electronic appliances often contain materials which, if The transport and protective packing handled or disposed of incorrectly, has been selected from materials which could be potentially hazardous to are environmentally friendly for disposal human health and to the environment.
  • Page 16: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time General notes Cleaning and heating up for the first time This appliance operates using the induction principle. This means that the Before using for the first time, clean the cooking zones will only work if they are appliance with a damp cloth only and covered by a pan with a magnetic base then wipe dry.
  • Page 17: Operation

    Operation The induction principle Noises An induction coil is located under each When using an induction hob, the cooking zone. When a zone is switched following noises can occur in the pan, on this coil creates a magnetic field depending on what it is made of and which creates or induces current in the how it has been constructed: base of the pan on it (which must be...
  • Page 18: Pans

    Operation Pans Unless the pan manufacturer states that you can do so, do not use pans Suitable pans with very thin bases on this hob, and Induction cooking zones will only work never heat up empty pans as they when covered by a pan with a could get damaged.
  • Page 19: Sensor Switches

    Operation Sensor switches Switching on This hob is equipped with electronic The hob must be switched on before sensor switches which react to finger any of the zones can be used. contact. To operate a cooking zone, touch the To switch the hob on: relevant sensor.
  • Page 20: Settings

    Operation Settings Cooking process Settings Melting butter, chocolate etc. 1 - 2 Dissolving gelatine Preparing yoghurt Thickening sauces containing egg yolk and butter 1 - 3 Warming small quantities of food/liquid Keeping warm food which sticks easily Cooking rice Warming liquid and semi-solid foods 2 - 4 Thickening sauces, e.g.
  • Page 21: Pan Recognition

    Operation Pan recognition ... if the pan is taken off the cooking zone: Pan recognition is an additional safety feature. Induction heating does not Operation is interrupted in this instance. work, ... The last power setting selected will start flashing in the cooking zone display, ...
  • Page 22: Pan Size Recognition

    Operation Pan size recognition With induction heating, heat is only produced on the surface which is covered by a pan. The smaller the pan, the smaller the diameter which is heated To make optimum use of the cooking zones, choose pans with diameters larger than the inner markings but smaller than the outer markings.
  • Page 23: Auto Heat-Up

    Operation Auto heat-up How to activate Auto heat-up ^ Touch the - sensor until the required When Auto heat-up has been activated, the cooking zone switches on continued cooking setting appears, automatically at the highest setting and e.g. 6. then switches to the continued cooking setting which you have previously selected.
  • Page 24: Booster

    Operation Booster The extra boost of energy is only available by taking a proportion of The rear right and front left cooking energy away from the front right or rear zones are equipped with a booster, i. e. left cooking zone. an increase in the power level.
  • Page 25: Switching Off And Residual Heat Indicators

    Operation Switching off and residual heat The residual heat indicator will not go out until the cooking zone is safe to indicators touch. To switch off a cooking zone: Do not touch or place any ^ Touch the - and + sensors for the heat-sensitive objects on the zone you want to switch off at the cooking zones while the residual...
  • Page 26: Safety Features

    Safety features Safety lock To activate the safety lock: ^ Touch the safety lock sensor a until Keep children away from the hob for their own safety. the relevant indicator lamp comes on. The indicator lamp will go out after a Your appliance is equipped with a short while.
  • Page 27: Safety Switch-Off

    Safety features Safety switch-off Safety switch-off if the sensors are covered Safety switch-off with an over-long Your hob will switch itself off cooking time automatically if one or several of the Your hob is fitted with a safety switch-off sensors remain covered for more than about 10 seconds, for example by feature in case you forget to switch it off yourself.
  • Page 28: Overheating Protection

    Safety features Overheating protection If the cooling elements overheat: The induction coil on a cooking zone The cooking zone cooling elements can can overheat if: overheat if the appliance does not have sufficient ventilation. – the pan is not conducting heat properly The overheating protection affects the whole hob in one of the following ways:...
  • Page 29: Timer

    Timer This hob is equipped with a timer which can be used as a minute minder or to automatically switch off a zone of your choice. Both functions can be operated at the same time. Setting the timer from 99 to 00 minutes use the - sensor Setting the timer from 00 to 99 minutes use the + sensor Touch m...
  • Page 30: Switching A Cooking Zone Off Automatically

    Timer Switching a cooking zone off The time then counts down in minutes. The time remaining can be seen in the automatically display and changed at any time by It is only possible to switch a cooking touching - or +. The cooking zone zone off automatically if a power setting power setting can also be changed at has already been selected for that...
  • Page 31: Cleaning And Care

    E-Cloth Note that some cleaning agents contain A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from a protective additive designed to the Miele UK Spare Parts Department prevent water marks and smears which is suitable for cleaning surfaces adhering to the surface. such as stainless steel, glass, plastic and chrome without the use of chemicals.
  • Page 32 Cleaning and care Should any sugar, plastic or aluminium foil spill or fall on to a hot cooking zone while it is in use, first switch off the cooking zone. Then, im- mediately, while it is still hot, scrape off all remains of these materials using a shielded scraper blade.
  • Page 33: Problem Solving Guide

    To do this: – switch off at the isolator, or – withdraw the mains fuse. Reconnect to the mains supply and switch the appliance on. If it still will not start, contact a qualified electrician or the Miele Service Department.
  • Page 34 Problem solving guide ... one of the following has occured: ... The cooling fan continues to run after the appliance has been – The booster has automatically switched off switched off early. This is not a fault. The fan will continue –...
  • Page 35: Electrical Connection

    Electrical connection Connection should be made via a All electrical work should be carried suitable isolator which complies with out by a suitably qualified and national and local safety regulations, competent person in strict and the On/Off switch should be easily accordance with national and local accessible after the appliance has safety regulations.
  • Page 36 Electrical connection WARNING THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed when continuity is complete between the appliance and an effective earthing system, which complies with local and national regulations. It is most important that this basic safety requirement is regularly tested and if there is any doubt, the electrical wiring in the home...
  • Page 37: After Sales Service

    In the event of any faults which you cannot remedy yourself, please contact – Your Miele Dealer – The Miele Service Department (see address on back cover). When contacting your Dealer or the Service Department, please quote the model and serial number of your appliance. These are given on the data plate.
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