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Safety Precautions and Maintenance suggestions :


BUILT IN HOB / COOKTOP
How to Clean the Burners of your Gas Hob / Stove : 

  1. Turn off all your gas burners and allow the stove to cool down completely before cleaning to  prevent yourself from getting burned or injured.
  2. Fill your sink or wash basin with hot water and add enough liquid dish-washing soap to create a sudsy soapy mixture.
  3. Change battery of your hob for uninterrupted usage of Auto ignition every 6 months (1.5 V D type Battery) if our hob has battery operated ignition.
  4. Remove your stove's gas surface burners and place them in the water and soap mixture to soak for several minutes or until existing grime can be easily wiped away.
  5. Use a cleaning rag to clean the surface burners after they have soaked for several minutes.
  6. Use a straight pin to clean the inside of the holes of the surface burners where the gas flames are emitted.
  7. Rinse your surface burners thoroughly in hot water to rinse off any remaining soap or suds.
  8. Place your gas surface burners upside-down on a clean dry towel to allow them to dry completely.
  9. Replace or install your gas surface burners back onto your stovetop after they have dried completely.

How to Clean the Grids of your Gas Hob / Stove : 

  1. Fill a wash basin or sink with warm water and add liquid dish-washing soap to make a cleaning solution for your burner grids.
  2. Use a soft non-abrasive sponge or pad to clean away any grime or debris from each of your burner grates.
  3. Use baking soda paste to scrub away stains or grime that is difficult to clean with the soap and water mixture.
  4. Rinse your burner grids under warm clean water and place them on a clean towel to dry completely before replacing them on the stovetop.

How to clean surface of your Gas Hob / Stove : 

  1. Remove your gas burner grids and set them aside.
  2. Remove and dispose of large pieces or chunks of dried food and debris that have collected under the grates such as grains of rice or charred meat.
  3. Spray your entire gas stovetop surface with glass cleaner or a soap and warm-water mixture.
  4. Use a sponge or soft cloth to spread your cleaning solution around the stovetop and to scrub away any existing tough stains.
  5. Use a clean dry cloth to remove any excess cleaning solution.
  6. Replace the gas stove burner grids to their original spots when you have finished cleaning.

Caution : 

  1. Electrical socket for Hobs should not be near to cylinder area / gas pipeline area.
  2. Do not put kitchen drawer below the hob as it may damage the nozzle resulting in gas leakage / accident.
  3. Do not pull the chord to disconnect the plug. Remove the plug itself from the socket.
  4. Glass used in all appliances is a tempered glass will only break and crystalise on impact hence avoid any impact on the glass.
  5. Change battery of your hob for uninterrupted usage of Auto ignition every 6 months (1.5 V D type Battery)if your hob has battery operated ignition.
  6. Do not leave acid or alkaline substances such as vinegar gravy/ curry salt sugar or lemon juice on the hob.
  7. Electrical socket for Hobs should not be near to cylinder area.
  8. Do not flambe food under the hood. Naked flames could cause fire.
  9. Do not wash Built in Hob with water as it can damage Auto ignition generator and there is chance of electric shock.
  10. Do not attempt to dismantle the built in product.
  11. Any food spills (water gravy coffee tea milk oil etc.) on the built in product should be wiped away before they dry.
  12. Do Not Use any Cooking Utensils/Aids which cover the Burners & Touch the Glass of Built-in Hob or Cooktop for eg. Bati Cooker Kaladu Gas Tandoor Gas oven Paniyarrakal Maker Charcoal Chimney lighter etc.
  13. Metallic/ colored glass cooktops are prone to dis-coloration if Bati Cooker Kaladu Gas Tandoor Gas oven Paniyarrakal Maker Charcoal Chimney lighter etc or any such utensils covering the burner are used hence do not use such utensils.
  14. Gas Built in Hob / Cooktop must be used in well ventilated room .
  15. To optimise the usage of your Hob placing correct vessel on the burner is important. Ensure the Vessel base Diameter is larger than the burner. Usage of Flat bottom vessels avoids wastage of fuel.
  16. Gas consumption is directly related to the usage and correct usage of vessels.
  17. Do not use multiple plug adaptors or extension board in case of built in product.
  18. Do not use abrasive or corrosive products chlorine-based cleaner or hard rubbing for built in.
  19. Do not use the steam/ vapour cleaning appliances.
  20. Do not allow children to use the appliance without supervision.
  21. Please peel the protective (PVC) film before using any appliance. PVC is inflammable.
  22. For proper working of your appliance ensure there is proper earthing provided at all electrical points and ensure that appliance is plugged in sockets as per requirement ( Kitchenhood & Built in Hob 5Amp AC supply & all other appliances 15 Amp AC supply).

DISHWASHER

Dishwashers can make cleaning up after a messy meal so easy but it is important to use the right technique products and dishwasher settings for the cutlery crockery and pans that you are trying to get clean. Here is our essential guide on how to wash dishes in a dishwasher making it quicker and easier to get your kitchenware clean and hygienic.

Key Steps to Clean dishwasher : 
Use a product specially designed for use in a dishwasher ? dishwasher tablets are a great choice.
2. Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer when using your dishwasher product.
3. Regularly Clean Your Dishwasher filters and cavity to ensure it functions effectively.

How to Prepare Your Dishes for the Dishwasher : 

  1. Dishwashers are designed to pump out water not solids. This means that all dishes should be either rinsed or cleaned with tissue for all solid food waste before loading in Dishwasher.
  2. Cast Iron Pans Kadhai are best washed with hand than dishwasher.
  3. Load dishwasher with only dishwasher safe vessels.
  4. Do not pull the chord to disconnect the plug. Remove the plug itself from the socket.
  5. Crystalware can crack in dishwasher due to heat hence best washed by hand unless there is specific cycle for crystalware in dishwasher.
  6. Wooden spoons can crack in dishwasher.
  7. Baby bottles cannot be sterlised in disahwasher.

Which detergent can you use : 

  1. Only use products specifically designed for use in a dishwasher do not use laundry detergent or liquid or bar dish soap. Also keep in mind that if you use products that aren’t specifically designed for use in dishwashers your warranty may be deemed invalid and you could have difficulty replacing your dishwasher parts if it breaks down.
  2. Dishwasher Tablets are the best options.

What is right way to place utensils in Dishwasher :

  1. Pre Rinse or clean the dirty dishes pans before loading them in dishwasher.
  2. Do not stack items one above other as water spray cannot reach them.
  3. Dirty side of bowls & pans should face the water sprays and should be inclined.
  4. Utensils with long handles should not obstruct the movement of spray arm.
  5. Very long spoons should be placed flat instead of placing them in cutlery tray.
  6. Plates should be stacked in the bottom tray.
  7. Cups Mugs glasses should go on top .
  8. Do not over load the dishwasher.

Dishwashers are safe effective and most importantly they make life easier. Use them correctly and you will never have to worry about

Caution : 

  1. Do not pull the chord to disconnect the plug. Remove the plug itself from the socket.
  2. Dishwasher should be cleaned internally regularly and vessels should be rinsed before placing in dishwasher.
  3. Do not use abrasive or corrosive products chlorine-based cleaner or hard rubbing for built in.
  4. Do not use the vapour cleaning appliances.
  5. Do not allow children to use the appliance without supervision.
  6. Please peel the protective (PVC) film before using any appliance. PVC is inflammable.
  7. For proper working of your appliance ensure there is proper earthing provided at all electrical points and ensure that appliance is plugged in sockets as per requirement (  15 Amp AC supply).

KITCHENHOOD

The Kitchenhood clears the air of smoke and grease from everyday cooking but they can leave their mark. Over time stains can build up and vents can clog. Clean the exterior of the hood weekly and the filters monthly. Incase there is Protective PVC film on the kitchen hood please peel before using.
Exterior can be cleaned with any cleaner like CIF or with mild detergent and warm water. Do not scrub with hard scrubbers as they will scratch the surface of hood. Before cleaning the kitchenhood please ensure the Gas Hob burners are OFF and kitchen hood power supply is switched off. Frequency of cleaning depends on usage etc. Do not use abrasive / acid based cleaning agents.

Scrub Filters : 
Remove the Metal filters carefully please ensure the gas stove burner are not ON while removing Filters. Soak them in mild detergent and warm water for 1 hr . Brush with a nylon scrub brush. Rinse in hot water and dry. Some filters can be washed in the dishwasher. Dry the filters before placing them back in the kitchen hood. Filters should be cleaned depending in usage. For heavy oily cooking filters should be cleaned on weekly basis. For kitchen hood with oil collector oil collector should be removed carefully please ensure the gas stove burner are not ON while removing Oil collector. Oil collector should be washed with soap & water wiped clean with cloth. Replace oil collector in place.

Charcoal Filters : 
Charcoal filters have to be replaced depending on usage . However if your charcoal filters mentions that it is life long charcoal filter than it can be washed dried and replaced back in Hood. Please note all charcoal filters are not Life long Charcoal filters.

Interior : 
The hood clears the air of smoke and grease from everyday cooking but they can leave their mark. Over time stains can build up and vents can clog. Clean the Interior of the hood with help of authorised technician. Frequency of cleaning depends on Usage.

Polish : 
For a stainless steel hood finish by polishing with a dry microfiber cloth & stainless steel polish available in market.

Caution : 

  1. Do not pull the chord to disconnect the plug. Remove the plug itself from the socket.
  2. Do not flambe food under the hood. Naked flames could cause fire.
  3. Do not use multiple plug adaptors or extension board in case of built in product.
  4. The hood must be installed exactly above the Built in Hob . Also ensure Kitchenhood is of same size or larger than the Hob/ cooktop.
  5. The minimum safety distance between the Hood and cooktop is 650 mm in case of electric cooker and 750mm in case of gas burner.For vertical hoods distance between gas burner a Kitchenhood should be 450mm - 550 mm max.
  6. Do not leave pans unattained when frying. Cooking oil can catch fire.
  7. Never use flammable materials duct to extract air from hood.
  8. Please peel the protective (PVC) film before using any appliance. PVC is inflammable.
  9. For proper working of your appliance ensure there is proper earthing provided at all electrical points andensure that appliance is plugged in sockets as per requirement ( Kitchenhood & Built in Hob 5Amp AC supply & all other appliances 15 Amp AC supply).

MICROWAVE OVEN:
Here are some Safety Measures that must be followed while using a microwave:

  1. Do not use disposable paper / plastic / aluminium containers to heat food in microwave as they can catch fire. Use only microwave safe Dishes/ containers for heating.
  2. No flammable food or beverage: Do not heat or cook any food and beverage item that is flammable in nature ( i.e. items that catch fire). Heating such items can cause fire or explosion inside microwave.
  3. Do not heat sealed / foil packed food / whole eggs/ de-skinned potatoes in microwave as they can explode .
  4. Do not cover food while heating in microwave.
  5. Do not keep any objects/ paper / foil that can cover microwave from top when in use as this may lead to risk of fire.
  6. Never ever attempt to use microwave with door open or use damaged cavity microwave as this can lead to exposure to microwave radiations.
  7. Incase any food items catches fire immediately turn off the power unplug the device and keep oven door closed.
  8. Before removing the heated / cooked food allow it remain in microwave for a minute. Though not common still there is a possibility that liquids can get too heated in microwave and even explode. This can happen when using a perfectly smooth container as the smooth surface does not allow the formation of bubbles thereby trapping immense heat in the liquid. However you can rest assured that most cups and bowls are not completely smooth. If you are still worried consider putting a wooden spoon a non-metal stir stick or even a toothpick in the bowl while placing it in the microwave to avoid superheating this will reduce risk of burn for the user.
  9. Do not use oversized containers in microwave to avoid fire or electric shock.
  10. Never store food in microwave. Clean the food spillage and splatters of food inside the microwave after every use to avoid unpleasant smell.

Cleaning Tips : 

  1. After cooking in the microwave leave the door open for a little while to let the odors out.

  2. It is suggested to clean your microwave at least one or two times in month.
  3. To clean microwave fill microwave safe bowl with 1/2 cup of water and 1 table spoon of white vinegar and place in microwave and start the microwave for 5 minutes on high powerlevel. leave the bowl for 15 minutes in microwave. the steam will loosen the food splatters which can be wiped with clean damp cloth.
  4. If you are bothered by the lingering smell of food in the microwave consider leaving an open box of baking soda in it overnight. Coffee is also believed to absorb odors. Thus you may place in the microwave a small plate or bowl filled with used coffee ground beans. Alternatively add two tablespoons of coffee grounds in half a cup of water and heat it in the microwave for about three minutes
  5. Deal with spills and stains immediately.
  6. The microwave oven should be serviced only by service personnel. Therefore call for only professional help for your microwave examination repair or adjustment.

Caution : 

  1. Do not pull the chord to disconnect the plug. Remove the plug itself from the socket.
  2. Do not attempt to dismantle the built in product.
  3. Any food spills (water gravy coffee tea milk oil etc.) on the built in product should be wiped away before they dry.
  4. Do not use multiple plug adaptors or extension board in case of built in product.
  5. Do not use abrasive or corrosive products chlorine-based cleaner or hard rubbing for built in.
  6. Do not use the steam/vapour cleaning appliances.
  7. Do not allow children to use the appliance without supervision.
  8. Please peel the protective (PVC) film before using any appliance. PVC is inflammable.
  9. For proper working of your appliance ensure there is proper earthing provided at all electrical points and ensure that appliance is plugged in sockets as per requirement ( 15 Amp AC supply).
  10. Do not use flammable material in or nearby of built in product.
  11. The accessible parts of the oven may get very hot during use. Keep children away.
  12. Do not touch the heating elements in the Oven and MWO.
  13. Never hang anything heavy on the oven door handle.
  14. Do not cover the bottom of the oven with aluminium foil or other objects.
  15. Oven / Microwave door must be kept clean.
  16. Do not pour water directly inside of the hot oven. The enamel coating could be damaged.
  17. Never touch the oven with any wet part of the body and do not operate it with bare feet.
  18.  Use Oven gloves to remove the pan and accessories when the oven is hot.
  19. Do not use sealed containers / eggs in the oven. The pressure that develops inside the container might cause it to explode damaging the Oven.
  20. Do not use containers made of synthetic material for cooking in Oven. They could melt at high temperature.
  21. Use only recommended Oven or Microwave oven safe cookware.
  22. Keep an eye on the oven if you are using a lot of fat or oil. Oil and fat can over heat and catch fire.
  23. Never pull out fully loaded shelves.
  24. Before using the oven remove stickers on the front Oven Door and in Accessories except for rating label.
  25. For first time use of Oven-Heat it 200 degree Celsius for about an hour to eliminate the smell of the protective grease and insulating materials. Keep the window open during this operation.


OVEN

After months of roasting and baking, an oven tends to get fairly grimy. Built-up grease and charred food accumulate and turn into carbon, causing a strong burning smell when cooking. Letting your oven remain coated in carbon can eventually taint your food and even become a fire hazard. Read on for instructions on how to clean your oven.

  1. Prepare to clean the oven. Choose a time to clean the oven when your kitchen area is at its least active.
  2. Keep children and pets away from the kitchen while the oven is cleaning.
  3. Open your windows to ventilate the kitchen, so your family won't be inhaling the fumes.
  4. Remove the oven racks & baking trays. Place them in a sink full of warm water mixed with a few drops of dishwashing liquid to soak.
  5. Make a cleaning solution. Load a 1-liter spray bottle with 4 tablespoons (56.7 g) of baking soda and fill the rest with water. Shake the spray bottle to moisten and dissolve the baking soda.
  6. Spray down the oven. Spray the interior of a cold oven, focusing on the charred and stained areas, until the carbon is completely saturated.
  7. For particularly dirty ovens, increase the ratio of baking powder to water so that you have more of a paste than a liquid. Spread the paste all over the charred areas.
  8. Allow the solution or paste to soak in for at least an hour. After an hour, test to area to see if the charred part has loosened.
  9. If it's still hard as a rock, douse it again with baking soda solution and allow it to sit for another hour.
  10. If it's loose enough to scrub off, proceed to the next step.
  11. Use a scrubber to remove the loosened carbon.
  12. Wear rubber gloves if you don't want your hands to get black from the soot.
  13. Spray the area with more baking soda solution as you go to make the loosening process easier.
  14. Sweep out the debris you chipped off. Use a small brush and dustpan.
  15. Spray the oven interior with the baking soda solution again. Allow it to soak in for an additional hour, then use a scrubber to remove the remaining carbon.
  16. Wipe down the oven once more with a solution of half vinegar, half water. At this point the interior of your oven should be clean. If caked-on carbon remains, try repeating the above steps.
  17. Clean the oven racks. Scrub the oven racks in the soapy water. Rinse them off and dry them, then replace them in the oven.
  18. Sprinkle salt over the affected area, then close the oven door and finish cooking your food.
  19. After you remove the food and turn off the oven, wipe up the spill immediately with a damp sponge.
  20. Use a half-vinegar half-water solution for tougher messes.

Caution

  1. Do not pull the chord to disconnect the plug. Remove the plug itself from the socket.
  2. Do not attempt to dismantle the built in product.
  3. Any food spills (water gravy coffee tea milk oil etc.) on the built in product should be wiped away before they dry .
  4. Do not use multiple plug adaptors or extension board in case of built in product.
  5. Do not use abrasive or corrosive products chlorine-based cleaner or hard rubbing for built in.
  6. Do not use the steam/vapour cleaning appliances.
  7. Do not allow children to use the appliance without supervision.
  8. Please peel the protective (PVC) film before using any appliance. PVC is inflammable.
  9. For proper working of your appliance ensure there is proper earthing provided at all electrical points and ensure that appliance is plugged in sockets as per requirement (Kitchenhood & Built in Hob 5Amp AC supply & all other appliances 15 Amp AC supply).
  10. Do not use flammable material in or nearby of built in product.
  11. The accessible parts of the oven may get very hot during use. Keep children away.
  12. Do not touch the heating elements in the Oven and MWO.
  13. Never hang anything heavy on the oven door handle.
  14. Do not cover the bottom of the oven with aluminium foil or other objects.
  15. Oven / Microwave door must be kept clean.
  16. Do not pour water directly inside of the hot oven. The enamel coating could be damaged.
  17. Never touch the oven with any wet part of the body and do not operate it with bare feet.
  18. Use Oven gloves to remove the pan and accessories when the oven is hot.
  19. Do not use sealed containers / eggs in the oven. The pressure that develops inside the container might ause it to explode damaging the Oven.
  20. Do not use containers made of synthetic material for cooking in Oven. They could melt at high temperature.
  21. Use only recommended Oven or Microwave oven safe cookware.
  22. Keep an eye on the oven if you are using a lot of fat or oil. Oil and fat can over heat and catch fire.
  23. Never pull out fully loaded shelves.
  24. Before using the oven remove stickers on the front Oven Door and in Accessories except for rating label. For first time use of Oven-Heat it 200 degree Celsius for about an hour to eliminate the smell of the protective grease and insulating materials. Keep the window open during this operation.

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*Basic maintenance/cleaning of Elica Appliances


Built In Product

Requirement(Cleaning)

Frequency

By Whom

Reference

KitchenHoods

Metal Filter/Oil cup

Once in 15 days

Customer

User Manual

KitchenHoods

Blower

Once in a 6 months

Customer care

Service Manual

KitchenHoods

Charcoal Filters

Replace every 3-4 months

Customer care

Service Manual

Built in Hobs/Cooktop/Oven /MWO

Top/Cavity

After each cooking

Customer

User Manual

Built in Hobs/Cooktop /Oven /MWO

Burner/accessories

Once in a month

Customer

User Manual

Built in Hobs

Burner Cup

After Spillage

Customer

User Manual

Dishwasher

Internal cavity

Once in a month

Customer

User manual

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