Precautions and tips
! This appliance has been designed and manufactured in
compliance with international safety standards.
The following warnings are provided for safety reasons and
must be read carefully.
• These instructions are only valid for the countries
whose symbols appear in the manual and on the serial
number plate.• 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)
• 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 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 still hot.
• 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 electricity
• 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
• Do not rest heavy objects on the open oven door.
• 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.
• Do not let children play with the appliance.
• When disposing of packaging material: observe local
legislation so that the packaging may be reused.
• 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 waste collection.
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 equivalent product.
All major manufacturers of household appliances
participate in the creation and organisation of systems for
the collection and disposal of old and disused appliances.
Respecting and conserving the environment
• You can help to reduce the peak load of the electricity
supply network companies by using the oven in the hours
between late afternoon and the early hours of the morning.
• Check the door seals regularly and wipe them clean to
ensure they are free of debris so that they adhere properly
to the door, thus avoiding
If the cooker is placed on a pedestal, take the neces-
sary precautions to prevent the cooker from sliding
off the pedestal itself.
• 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.
• 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.