HOB & HOOD FAQ
The cooker hood should be cleaned regularly internally and externally. For cleaning, use a cloth moistened with denatured alcohol or neutral liquid detergents. Avoid abrasive detergents.
Grease Filter – must be cleaned once a month, with nonabrasive detergents, by hand or in the dishwasher on low temperature and short cycle. When washed in a dishwasher, the grease filter may discolor slightly, but this does not affect its filtering capacity.
Charcoal Filter – only for recirculation. The active charcoal filters are not washable and should be changed every 6 months in normal use. The active charcoal filters capture unpleasant cooking odors.
Replacing lightbulbs – Prior to touching the light bulbs ensure they are cooled down. Extract the lamp cover by levering it off with a small screwdriver or similar tool. Replace the damaged light bulb and close the lamp cover (it will snap shut).
All the enamelled parts must be cleaned with a sponge and soapy water only or other non-abrasive products. Dry preferably with a microfibre or soft cloth. If acid substances such as lemon juice, tomato conservation, vinegar, etc. are left on the enamel for a long time they will etch it, making it opaque.
STAINLESS STEEL SURFACES
Stainless steel parts must be rinsed with water and dried with a soft and clean cloth. For persistent dirt, use specific non-abrasive products available commercially or a little hot vinegar. Do not shut lid when the burner is alight.
Do not lower the glass lid when the gas burner is still hot and when the oven, installed below the cooking hob, is on or still hot. Do not lay on the glass lid hot pans and heavy kitchen utensils. Dry off any liquid which may have spilled on the cover before opening it.
COOKING HOBS WITH GLASS LID
Clean using an appropriate product. Always dry thoroughly. These parts must be cleaned very carefully to avoid scratching and abrasion. You are advised to use a soft cloth and neutral soap.
Do not use abrasive substances or non-neutral detergents as these will irreparably damage the surface.
- Do not let cleaning products come into contact with the valves.
- Periodic lubrication of the gas taps must be carried out by specialist personnel only.
- In the event of operating faults in the gas taps, call the Service Department +65 6268 0077.
BURNERS AND PAN SUPPORTS
These parts must be cleaned using a sponge and soapy water or other suitable nonabrasive products. Dry with a soft cloth.
If acidic substances such as lemon juice, tomato sauces and passata, vinegar and other similar products are left on the surface for prolonged period of time, will damage the surface and dull its shine.
After cleaning, the burners and their flame spreaders must be well dried and correctly placed.
It is very important to check that the burner flame spreader and the cap have been correctly positioned.
Check that the electrode/s “S” (figs. 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5) next to each burner is/are always clean to ensure trouble-free sparking.
Check that the probe/s “T” (figs. 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5) next to each burner is/are always clean to ensure correct operation of the safety valves.
Both the probe and ignition plug must be very carefully cleaned.
Note: To avoid damage to the electric ignition do not use it when the burners are not in place.
CORRECT REPLACEMENT OF THE AUXILIARY, SEMI-RAPID, AND RAPID BURNER
Depending on your model, your cooktop may only have some of these burners. It is very important to check that the burner flame distributor “F” and the cap “C” have been correctly positioned (see figs. 3.1, 3.2)
Fit the flame spreader to the housing as shown by the arrows (see figs. 3.3, 3.4, 3.5).
The burner correctly positioned must not rotate (fig. 3.6).
Then position the cap “A” and the ring “B” (figs. 3.6, 3.7).
These parts can be removed and cleaned with appropriate products. After cleaning, they must be well dried and correctly replaced.
It is very important to check that the pan supports have been correctly positioned. Failure to do so can cause serious problems.
The prongs of the pan supports must always be centered with the burners (fig. 3.8).
The raised portion of the pan supports shall NOT face the sides of the cooktop (fig. 3.9).