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
The Hob Top
Regularly wipe over the hob top using a soft cloth well wrung out in warm water to
which a little wasing 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.
Should the hob top become heavily soiled, the following products are recommended:
- For stainless steel hobs use a proprietary stainless steel cleaner.
- For other hobs use Hob Brite or Bar Keepers Friend.
Do not leave acid or alkaline substances (e.g. vinegar, salt, lemon juice, etc.) on
The Pan Supports
The pan supports are dishwasher proof. If washing them by hand, take care when
drying them as the enamelling process occasionally leaves rough edges. If necessay,
remove stubborn stains using a paste cleaner.
After cleaning, make sure that the pan supports are correctly positioned.
The burner caps and crowns can be removed for cleaning.
Wash the burners caps and crowns using hot soapy water, and remove marks with a
mild paste cleaner. A well moistened soap impregnated steel wool pad can be used
with caution, if the marks are particularly difficult to remove.
After cleaning, be sure to wipe dry with a soft cloth.
The Ignition Electrode
The electric ignition is obtained through a ceramic electrode which contains a metal
electrode (Fig. 1 - C). Keep these components very clean, to avoid difficult lighting,
and check that the burner crown holes (Fig. 1 - B) are not obstructed.