Precautions and tips
• The appliance was designed for domestic use inside
the home and is not intended for commercial or
• The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even
in covered areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave
the appliance exposed to rain and storms.
• Do not touch the appliance with bare feet or with wet
or damp hands and feet.
• The appliance must be used by adults only for
the preparation of food, in accordance with the
instructions outlined in this booklet. Any other
use of the appliance (e.g. for heating the room)
constitutes improper use and is dangerous.
The manufacturer may not be held liable for any
damage resulting from improper, incorrect and
unreasonable use of the appliance.
• The instruction booklet accompanies a class 1
(insulated) or class 2 - subclass 1 (recessed
between 2 cupboards) appliance.
• Keep children away from the oven.
• Make sure that the power supply cables of other
electrical appliances do not come into contact with
the hot parts of the oven.
• The openings used for the ventilation and dispersion
of heat must never be covered.
• Do not close the glass hob cover (selected models
only) when the burners are alight or when they are
• Always use oven gloves when placing cookware in
the oven or when removing it.
• Do not use flammable liquids (alcohol, petrol, etc...)
near the appliance while it is in use.
• Do not place flammable material in the lower storage
compartment or in the oven itself. If the appliance is
switched on accidentally, it could catch fire.
• Always make sure the knobs are in the • position
and that the gas tap is closed when the appliance is
not in use.
• When unplugging the appliance, always pull the
plug from the mains socket; do not pull on the cable.
• Never perform any cleaning or maintenance work
without having disconnected the appliance from the
• If the appliance breaks down, under no
circumstances should you attempt to repair
the appliance yourself. Repairs carried out by
inexperienced persons may cause injury or further
malfunctioning of the appliance. Contact Assistance.
• Do not rest heavy objects on the open oven door.
• Do not let children play with the appliance.
• The appliance should not be operated by people
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capacities, by inexperienced individuals
or by anyone who is not familiar with the product.
These individuals should, at the very least, be
supervised by someone who assumes responsibility
for their safety or receive preliminary instructions
relating to the operation of the appliance.
• When disposing of packaging material: observe
local legislation so that the packaging may be
• The European Directive 2002/96/EC relating
to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE) states that household appliances should
not be disposed of using the normal solid urban
waste cycle. Exhausted appliances should be
collected separately in order to optimise the cost
of re-using and recycling the materials inside the
machine, while preventing potential damage to the
atmosphere and to public health. The crossed-out
dustbin is marked on all products to remind the
owner of their obligations regarding separated
Exhausted appliances may be collected by the
public waste collection service, taken to suitable
collection areas in the area or, if permitted by
current national legislation, they may be returned to
the dealers as part of an exchange deal for a new
All major manufacturers of household appliances
participate in the creation and organisation of
systems for the collection and disposal of old and
Respecting and conserving the
• Whenever possible, avoid pre-heating the oven
and always try to fill it. Open the oven door as little
as possible because heat is lost every time it is
opened. To save a substantial amount of energy,
simply switch off the oven 5 to 10 minutes before the
end of your planned cooking time and use the heat
the oven continues to generate.
• Automatic programmes are based on standard food
• Keep gaskets clean and tidy to prevent any door
• If you have a timed tariff electricity contract, the “delay
cooking” option will make it easier to save money by
moving operation to cheaper time periods.
• The base of your pot or pan should cover the hot plate.
If it is smaller, precious energy will be wasted and
pots that boil over leave encrusted remains that can
be difficult to remove.
• Cook your food in closed pots or pans with well-fitting
lids and use as little water as possible. Cooking with
the lid off will greatly increase energy consumption
• Use purely flat pots and pans
• If you are cooking something that takes a long time,
it's worth using a pressure cooker, which is twice as
fast and saves a third of the energy.