The cooker has four hotplates. Fast-heating hotplates are
marked with a red dot and have an overheating cut-out
The back left hotplate cannot be used at the same
time as the Swift Start, fan-assisted or pizza functions;
this prevents a surge of power from overloading the
Using the hob
Never leave the cooker unattended while deep
frying, or when using it for melting fats, paraffin
wax or other flammable substances. In the event
of a fire, turn off all the controls and turn off the
cooker hood fan.
, never use water.
The front left hotplate and the back right hotplate are
graduated from 0 to 12. The front right and back left
hotplates have fixed settings, 0-6 (6 is the hottest).
They can all be turned both clockwise and anticlock-
The control setting you choose will depend on your
pans, what you are cooking and the quantity. You will
soon learn to select the correct control setting. When a
hotplate is switched on, the cooker's red indicator light
You normally start cooking with the hotplate switched
to maximum heat before turning it down to a lower
heat. The sound and size of the water bubbles can help
you to choose the correct setting:
: Simmering with tiny bubbles as in carbonated
water. Suitable for cooking rice, fish and vegetables such as
sugar peas and broccoli.
: Gently boiling with larger bubbles.
Suitable for boiling most foods, such as meat,
root vegetables and potatoes.
: The sound disappears before the water starts
bubbling vigorously. Suitable for boiling water for
pasta and rice. Then turn the heat down for more
SMOTHER THE FIRE WITH A PAN