Operation, Maintenance and Cleaning

Hob burners
To light a burner:
push in the relevant control and turn it to maximum
then adjust the flame as required.
If the burner does not ignite, turn the control knob to
zero, and try again.
If you use a saucepan which is smaller than the
recommended size, the flame will spread beyond
the bottom of the vessel, causing the handle to
Take care when frying food in hot oil or fat, as
the overheated splashes could easily ignite.
As soon as a liquid starts boiling, turn down the
flame so that it will barely keep the liquid
If the control knobs become difficult to turn, please
contact your local Service Centre.
Large (rapid)
180 mm.
260 mm.
Medium (semi-rapid)
120 mm.
220 mm.
Small (Auxiliary)
80 mm.
160 mm.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning can be carried
out, you must 
 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 machine.
The Hob Top
Regularly wipe over the hob top and the aluminium frame
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 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, it is
recommended that a cleaning product such as Hob Brite
or Bar Keepers Friend is used.
If scratches or cracks are noticed on the glass
top, immediately disconnect the appliance
from the electrical supply, contact your local
Service Force Centre and avoid using the
appliance until it has been repaired.
Pan Supports
The pan supports are dishwasher proof.
If necessary, remove stubborn stains using a paste
cleaner. Never use steel wool pads or acids.
Pay attention when replacing the pan
supports in order to avoid scratching the glass
hob top.
To ensure maximum burner efficiency, you should only
use pots and pans with a flat bottom fitting the size of
the burner used (see table).
FO 2265
Fig. 1
The Burners
The burner caps and crowns can be removed for cleaning.
The cap and crown of each burner are secured with two
screws. To separate the two pieces, lift the crown, turn it
upside down, then undo the two fixing screws as shown
in Fig. 1.
After cleaning, reassemble the two parts and refit the
cap on its correct position on the burner.
Wash the burner 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
After cleaning, be sure to wipe dry with a soft cloth.
Avoid cooking with potstones, earthenware
pots or cast iron plates. Also, avoid using
aluminiun foil for protecting the top during