Maintenance and Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning can be carried
out, you must DISCONNECT the hob from the
The hob is best cleaned whilst it is still warm, as spillage
can be removed more easily than if it is left to cool.
The Hob Top
Regularly wipe over the hob top using a soft cloth well
wrung out in warm water to which a little washing 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.
The control knobs may be removed by carefully pulling
them upward for easier cleaning.
Spills onto the actual plate should be removed using
warm water and a soft brush, nylon or plastic scourer.
To keep the plates looking as new, hotplate conditioner
can be purchased from most hardware stores (follow
the manufacturer's instruction for use).
Alternatively, wipe the plates 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.
Failure to clean and condition hotplates may lead
to rust and corrosion forming on the surface.
Something Not Working?
If the hob is not working correctly, please carry out the following checks before contacting your local Service Force
The plate does not heat up.
The plate is not giving satisfactory results
Check that the unit is plugged in and the electrical
supply is switched on
Check that the RCCB has not tripped (if fitted)
Check the mains fuse has not blown
Check the correct control knob has been turned.
Check the plate is clean and dry
Check the cooking pan is the correct size for the plate.
Check the cooking pan has a flat bottom
Check the setting is correct for the type of cooking.