Maintenance and Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning can be carried out, you must DISCONNECT
the hob from the electricity supply.
The hob is best cleaned whilst it is still warm, as spillage can be removed more
easily than if it is left to cool.
This appliance cannot be cleaned with steam or with a steam cleaning machine.
The pan supports
The pan supports can be removed to easily clean
the hob. After cleaning the hob, make sure the pan
supports are correctly positioned.
Pay attention when replacing the pan
supports in order to avoid scratching
the glass hob top.
If washing the pan supports by hand,
take care when drying them as the
enamelling process occasionally
leaves rough edges. If necessary,
remove stubborn stains using a paste
The hob top
Clean the hob while it is still warm.
Never use aggressive or abrasive agents, such as oven sprays, stain or rust removers, scouring
powders, or sponges with an abrasive effect.
Special cleaning agents and ceramic hob scrapers are available from department stores.
Slight, non-burnt soilage can be wiped off with a damp cloth. Burnt soilage has to be removed with a
scraper. Afterwards wipe off the ceramic hob with a damp cloth.
Light metallic stains (aluminium residues) can be removed from the cooking zone with a ceramic hob
cleaning agent such as Vitroclen when cool.
Sugar solutions, food stuffs with a high sugar content must be removed immediately with a scraper. If this
type of soilage is not removed immediately it can cause irreparable damage to the ceramic surface.
When the surface has cooled wipe over with a damp cloth and Vitroclen.
Before using any detergent or cleaning agent on the ceramic top, ensure they are recommended by the
manufacturer for use on ceramic hobs.
Do not apply any cleaning agents to hot cooking zones. Ensure any residues are wiped off before the
cooking zones are used again.
If scratches or cracks are noticed, disconnect the appliance from the
electrical supply to avoid the risk of electric shock and call your nearest
Service Force Centre.