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Causes Of Damage; Environmental Protection; Tips For Saving Energy - Siemens ET8 Series Instruction Manual

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Wet saucepan bases and hotplates
Risk of injury!
Steam pressure may build up if there is liquid between the
saucepan base and the hotplate. This may cause the pan to
jump suddenly. Always keep the hotplate and saucepan bases
Cracks in the ceramic
Risk of electric shock.!
Switch off the circuit breaker in the fuse box if the ceramic has
fractures, flaws or cracks. Call the after-sales service.
The hotplate heats up but the display does not work
Risk of burning!
Switch off the hotplate if the display is not working. Call the
after-sales service.
The hob switches off automatically
Risk of fire!
If the hob switches itself off and can then no longer be used, it
may unexpectedly switch itself on later. In order to prevent this,
The following table provides an overview of the most frequent
kinds of damage:
Food spills
Unsuitable cleaning agents
Salt, sugar and sand
Rough pot and pan bases scratch the
Unsuitable cleaning agents
Pan abrasion (e.g. aluminium)
Sugar, food with a high sugar content Remove spills immediately with a glass scraper.

Environmental protection

Unpack the appliance and dispose of the packaging in an
environmentally-responsible manner.
Environmental protection
This appliance is labelled in accordance with the
European Directive 2002/96/EU concerning used
electrical and electronic appliances (WEEE –
waste electrical and electronic equipment). The
guideline determines the framework for the return
and recycling of used appliances as applicable.
disconnect the hob from the power supply. To do so, switch off
the circuit breaker in the fuse box. Call the after-sales service.
Incorrect repairs
Risk of electric shock.!
Incorrect repairs are dangerous. Switch off the circuit breaker in
the fuse box, if the appliance is faulty. Call the after-sales
service. Repairs may only be carried out by one of our qualified
after-sales engineers.

Causes of damage

Rough pot and pan bases scratch the ceramic.
Avoid boiling pots dry. This may cause damage.
Never place hot pots or pans on the control panel, the
display area or the surround. This may cause damage.
Damage can occur if hard or pointed objects fall on the hob.
Aluminium foil and plastic containers melt on hot hotplates.
Oven protective foil is not suitable for your hob.
Remove spills immediately with a glass scraper.
Only use cleaning agents which are suitable for ceramic
Do not use the hob as a work surface or storage space.
Check your cookware.
Only use cleaning agents which are suitable for ceramic
Lift the pots and pans when moving them.

Tips for saving energy

Always use the right lid for the pan in question. Cooking
without the lid requires four times as much energy.
Use pots and pans with even bases. Using cookware with
uneven bases increases energy consumption.
The diameter of the base of your pot or pan should match the
size of the hotplate. In particular, if pots that are too small are
placed on the hotplate, energy is wasted. Please note:
Cookware manufacturers often specify the diameter of the
top of the pan. This is usually bigger than the diameter of the
base of the pan.
Use a small pan for small quantities of food. A larger, less full
saucepan requires more energy.
Use only a little water when cooking. This saves energy. It
also preserves vitamins and minerals in vegetables.
Switch to a lower heat setting as soon as possible.
Use the residual heat of the hob. For longer cooking times,
you can switch the hotplate off 5 - 10 minutes before the end
of the cooking time.


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