Maintenance and Cleaning
Before any maintenance or
cleaning can be carried out,
you must DISCONNECT the
hob from the electricity supply.
This appliance cannot be
cleaned with steam or with a
steam cleaning machine.
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
- household detergent and bleaches;
- impregnated pads unsuitable for
- steel wool pads;
- bath/sink stain removers.
Should the hob top become heavily
soiled, the following products are
- For stainless steal hobs use a
proprietary stainless steel cleaner.
- For other hobs use Hob Brite or Bar
The control knobs may be removed
by carefully pulling them upward for
Do not leave acid or alkaline
substances (e.g. vinegar, salt,
lemon juice, etc.) on the
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, e.g. "4 Hob" by
HomeCare Products (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
Stainless steel parts: the stainless
steel spill rings may become straw
coloured with use. Use a proprietary
stainless steel cleaner to remove this
straw discolouration. This also applies to
the area around the hotplates on
stainless steel hobs.
Failure to clean and condition
hotplates may lead to rust and
corrosion forming on the surface.