Operating the appliance

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Operating the appliance

Operating the appliance

This chapter explains how to set a hotplate. The table 

shows heat settings and cooking times for various 

meals.

Switching the hob on and off

The main switch is used to switch the hob on and off.
To switch on: Touch the 

#

 symbol. An audible signal 

sounds. The indicator next to the main switch and the 

hotplate indicators 

 light up. The hob is ready to use.

To switch off: Touch the 

#

 symbol until the indicator 

goes out. All hotplates are switched off. The residual 

heat indicator remains lit until the hotplates have cooled 

down sufficiently.

Notes

The hob switches off automatically if all hotplates 

have been switched off for more than 20 seconds.

The selected settings are stored for four seconds 

after the hob has been switched off. If you switch it 

on again during this time, the hob will operate using 

the previously stored settings.

Setting the hotplate

The desired power level is set in the programming 

panel.
Power level 1 = minimum power.
Power level 9 = maximum power.
Each power level has an intermediate setting. This is 

marked with a dot.

Notes

To protect the fragile parts of your appliance from 

overheating and electrical overloading, the hob may 

temporarily reduce the power.

In order to prevent the appliance from producing 

excess noise, the hob may temporarily reduce the 

power.

Selecting a hotplate and heat setting

The hob must be switched on.

1.

Touch the 

»

 symbol for the required hotplate. 

¬

 

lights up on the display.

2.

Then select the required heat setting from the 

settings range.

The heat setting is set.

Changing the power level

Select the hotplate and set the desired power level in 

the programming zone.

Switch off the hotplate

Select the hotplate and set it to

 ‹ 

 in the programming 

panel. The hotplate turns off and the residual heat 

indicator appears.

Notes

If no pan has been placed on the hotplate, the 

selected power level flashes. After a certain time has 

elapsed, the hotplate switches off.

If a pan has been placed on the hotplate before 

switching on the hob, it will be detected within 

20 seconds of pressing the main switch and the 

hotplate will be selected automatically. Once 

detected, select the power level within the next 

20 seconds or the hotplate will switch off.

If more than one pan is placed on the hob, only one 

will be detected when switching it on.

Chef's recommendations

Recommendations

When heating up puree, cream soups and thick 

sauces, stir occasionally.

Set heat setting 8 to 9 for preheating.

When cooking with the lid on, turn the heat setting 

down as soon as steam escapes between the lid 

and the cookware. Steam does not need to escape 

for a good cooking result.

After cooking, keep the lid on the cookware until you 

serve the food.

To cook with the pressure cooker, observe the 

manufacturer's instructions.

Do not cook food for too long, otherwise the 

nutrients will be lost. The kitchen clock can be used 

to set the optimum cooking time.

For a more healthy cooking result, smoking oil 

should be avoided.

To brown food, fry small portions in succession.

Cookware may reach high temperatures while the 

food is cooking. We recommend that you use oven 

gloves.

You can find recommendations for energy-efficient 

cooking in section ~  "Environmental protection"