TEKA AFF Series Ceramic Hot Plates Touch Control Kitchen Hobs Instruction Manual
Safety warnings induction module:
Warning. If the ceramic glass breaks or cracks, immediately unplug the stovetop to avoid electric shocks.
This appliance is not designed to work with an external timer (not built into the appliance) or a separate remote control system.
Do not steam clean this device.
Warning. The device and its accessible parts may heat up during operation. Avoid touching the heating elements. Children younger than 8 years old must stay away from the hob unless they are permanently supervised.
This device may solely be used by children 8 years old or older, people with impaired physical, sensory or mental abilities, or those who lack experience and knowledge, ONLY when supervised or if they have been given adequate instruction on the use of the device and understand the dangers its use involves. User cleaning and maintenance may not be done by unsupervised children.
Children must not play with the device.
Warning. It is dangerous to cook with fat or oil without being present, as these may catch fi re. NEVER try to extinguish a fi re with water! In this event disconnect the device and cover the fl ames with a lid, a plate or a blanket.
It is necessary to allow the appliance disconnection after installation. Disconnection devices must be incorporated to the fi xed electrical installation, according to the installation regulations.
The maximum negative pressure in the room must not exceed 4PA (4×10-5 bar).
The room in which the product is to be installedmust have an air inlet with a fl ow rate greater than the hood’s exhaust rate (this warning is not applicable to products installed in their fi lter version).
This appliance must not be used for gas hobs.
W A R N I N G ! T h e manufacturer will not be liable for any damage caused by the alteration or modification of the product or its components during the installation The installer will be liable for any damages or faults occurred for the incorrect assembly or installation. For any damages resulting from the installation of the product, please contact the authorized installer
Before you connect the stovetop to the mains, check that the voltage and frequency match those specifi ed on the stovetop nameplate, which is underneath it, and on the Guarantee Sheet, or if applicable on the technical data sheet, which you must keep together with this manual throughout the product’s service life. Ensure that the inlet cable does not come into contact with the induction top housing or the oven housing, if it is installed in the same unit.
The electrical connection must be properly grounded, following current legislation, otherwise the induction hob may malfunction. Unusually high power surges can damage the control system (like with any electrical appliance). It is advised to refrain from using the induction hob during the pyrolytic cleaning function in the case of pyrolytic ovens, due to the high temperature that this type of device attains.
With an induction hob, the heat is transmitted directly to the pan.
This has a number of advantages:
- Saves time.
- Saves energy.
- Easy to clean as if the food comes into contact with the glass plate, it does not burn easily.
- Improved energy control. The energy is transferred to the pan as soon as the power controls are pressed. In addition, as soon as the pan is removed from the cooking zone, the power supply stops. It is not necessary to switch the power off fi rst.
Only ferromagnetic pans are suitable for use with an induction hob. There are several types: -cast iron, enameled steel, and stainless steel pans specifi cally for use with induction hobs. We do not recommend the use of diff user plates or materials such as fi ne steel, aluminum, glass, copper, or clay.
Each cooking zone has a minimum pan detection time. This depends on the material and the ferromagnetic diameter of the base of the pan. Therefore it is essential to use the cooking zone that best matches the diameter of the base of the pan to be used. If the pan is not detected on the selected cooking zone, try using the next smallest zone. When the Flex Zone is used as a single cooking zone, larger pans suitable for this type of zone can be used (see fi g. 3).
Some pans without a complete ferromagnetic base are sold as suitable for induction (see fi g.4). In these pans, only the ferromagnetic base is heated. Consequently the heat is not evenly distributed across the base of the pan. This may mean that the non-ferromagnetic part of the base of the pan does not reach the right cooking temperature.
Other pans, with aluminum inserts in the base have a smaller area of ferromagnetic material (see fi g.5). In this case, it may be difficult or even impossible to detect the pan. In addition, the power supplied may be lower and, consequently, the pan will not heat up correctly.
The type of base used on the pan may aff ect the uniformity and results of the cooking. Pans with a stainless steel “sandwich” base use materials that assist the uniform distribution and diff usion of the heat, resulting in savings in time and energy The base of the pan must be completely flat, thus ensuring a uniform power supply (see fi g.6).
Never heat empty pans, or use pans with a thin base, as these may heat up quickly without allowing time for the automatic disconnection function of the cooker to come into operation.
I M P O R T A N T RECOMMENDATIONS:
Use vessels with the same base diameter as that of the cooking zone. In the cooking zones closest to the control panel, always keep the vessels within the cooking marks indicated on the glass surface and use vessels of the same or smaller diameter to these. This will help to prevent overheating in the control zone. Use the rear cooking zones for intensive use of the appliance. This will help to prevent overheating of the control panel. Do not allow the vessels to invade the control panel zone, especially during cooking.
Use and Maintenance
User instructions of the Touch Control
HANDLING ELEMENTS (fi g. 1)
- General on/off sensor.
- Cursor slider for controlling power.
- Power and/or residual heat indicator*.
- Decimal dot of power and/ of residual heat indicator.
- Direct access to “Power” function.
- Activation sensor for “Block” function.
- Pilot indicator light “Block” function activated*.
- Activation sensor for “Stop&Go” function.
- P i l o t i n d i c a t o r l i g h t “ S t o p & G o ” f u n c t i o n activated*.
- “Minus” sensor for timer.
- “Plus” sensor for timer.
- Timer indicator.
- Decimal dot of the timer.*
- Activation sensor for “Flex Zone” function.
- Activation sensor for “Chef” functions.
- Pilot indicator light “Keep Warm” function activated*.
- Pilot indicator light” Melting” function activated*.
- P i l o t i n d i c a t o r l i g h t “ S i m m e r i n g ” f u n c t i o n activated*.
- Pilot indicator light “Grilling” function activated*.
- Pilot indicator light “Pan Frying” function activated*.
- Pilot indicator light “Deep Frying” function activated*.
- Pilot indicator light “Confi t” function activated*.
- P i l o t i n d i c a t o r l i g h t “ P o a c h i n g ” f u n c t i o n activated*
The manoeuvres are done by means of the touch keys. You do not need to exert force on the desired touch key, you only need to touch it with your fi ngertip to activate the required function Each action is verifi ed by a beep. Use the cursor slider (2) to adjust power levels (0 – 9) by sliding your fi nger over it. Sliding towards the right increases the value, whereas sliding towards the left decreases it.
In order to select a plate on these models, directly touch the cursor slider (2).
SWITCHING ON THE DEVICE
- Touch the On touch key (1) for at least one second. The touch control will become active, a beep will be heard and the indicators (3) will light up displaying a “-”. If any cooking area is hot, the related indicator will fl ash an H. If you do not take any action in the next 10 seconds the touch control will switch off automatically
Once the Touch Control is activated with sensor (1), any plate can be turned on by following these steps:
- Slide the finger or touch in any position of one of the cursors “slider” (2). The zone has been selected and simultaneuously the power level will be set between 0 and 9. That power value will be shown on the corresponding power indicator and its decimal dot (4) will keep light up during 10 seconds.
- Use the cursor slider (2) to choose a new cooking level between 0 and 9. As long as the plate is selected, in other words, with the decimal (4) dot light up, its power level can be modifi ed.
TURNING OFF A PLATE
Using the touch slider key (2) lower the power to level 0. The hotplate will switch off . When a hot plate is switched off an H will appear in its power indicator (3), if the glass surface of the related cooking area is hot and there is a risk of burns. When the temperature drops, the indicator (3) switches off (if the hob is disconnected), or otherwise a “-” will light up if the hob is still connected.
Induction cooking zones have a built-in pan detector. This way, the plate will stop working if there is no pan present or if the pan is not suitable. The power indicator (3) will show a symbol to designate “there is no pan ” if, while the zone is on, no pan is detected or the pan is not suitable If a pan is taken off the zone while it is running, the plate will automatically stop supplying energy and it will show the symbol for “there is no pan”. When a pan is once again placed on the cooking zone, energy supply will resume at the same power levelpreviously selected.
With the Block Function, you can block the other sensors, except for the on/ off sensor (1), in order to avoid undesired operations. This function is useful as a childproof safety. To activate this function, touch sensor (6) for at least one second. Once you have done so, the pilot (7) turns on indicating that the control panel is blocked. To deactivate the function, simply touch sensor (6) again. If the on/off sensor (1) is used to turn off the appliance while the block function is activated, it won’t be possible to turn the cooktop on again until it unblocks.
Silencer of the beep
When the hob is on, if one presses the touch key (11) and the locking touch key (6) simultaneously for three seconds, the beep that accompanies each action will be deactivated. The time indicator (12) will display “OF”. This deactivation will not be applied to all the functions, as for example the beep for on/off , the ending of the timer or the locking/unlocking of the touch keys always remain activated.
This function puts the cooking process on pause. The timer will also be paused if it is activated.
Activating the Stop function.
Touch the Stop sensor (8) for one second. The pilot (9) lights up and the power indicators will show the symbol to indicate cooking has been paused.
Deactivating the Stop function
Touch Stop&Go sensor (8) again. The pilot (9) turns off and cooking resumes under the same power and timer settings that were established before the pause.
This function supplies “extra” power to the plate, above the nominal value. Said power depends on the size of the plate, with the possibility of reaching the maximum value permitted by the generator.
- Slide the finger above the corresponding cursor slider (2) until the power indicator (3) shows “9” and keep the fi nger pressed for one second, or touch directly on “P” and keep pressed the fi nger for one second.
- The power level indicator (3) will show the symbol , and the plate will start to supply extra power. The Power function has a maximum duration specifi ed in Table 1. After this time, the power level will automatically adjust to 9. A beep sounds.
Timer Function (countdown clock)
This function facilitates cooking given that you don’t have to be present: You can set a timer for a plate, and it will turn off once the desired time is up. For these models, you can simultaneously program each plate for durations ranging from 1 to 99 minutes.
Setting a timer on a plate.
Once the power level is set on the desired zone, and while the decimal dot of the zone keeps on, the zone will be able to be timed.
To that end:
- Touch sensor (10) or (11). Timer Indicator (12) will show “00” and corresponding zone indicator (3) will show the symbol blinking alternately with its current power level.
- Immediately afterwards set a cooking time between 1 and 99 minutes, using the sensors (10) ó (11). With the fi rst one the value will start at 60, whereas with the second it will start at 01. By keeping sensors (10) ó (11) pressed, the value will be restored to 00. When there is less than one minute left, the clock will begin to count down in seconds.
- When the timer indicator (12) stops fl ashing, it will start to count down the time automatically. The indicator (3) relating to the timed hotplate will alternately display the selected power level and the symbol ,.
Disconnecting the clock
If you wish to stop the clock before the programmed time is up, this can be done at any time by simply adjusting its value to ‘–’.
- Select the desired plate.
- Adjust the value of the clock to “00” by using the sensor (10). The clock is cancelled. This can also be done more quickly by pushing the “sensors (10) and (11) at the same time.
Power Management function
Some models are equipped with a power limiting function (Power Management). This function allows the total power generated by the hob to be set to diff erent values selected by the user. To do this, for the fi rst minute after having connected the hob to the power supply, it is possible to access
- Press the (11) touch key for three seconds. The letter PL will appear on the timer indicator (12)
- Press the locking touch key (6). The diff erent power values to which the hob can be limited will appear and these can be changed using the (11) and (10) sensors.
- Once the value has been selected, once again press the locking touch key (6). The hob will be limited to the chosen power value
Every time the power level of a hotplate is changed, the power limiter will calculate the total power the hob is generating. If you have reached the total power limit, the touch control will not allow you to increase the power level of that hotplate. The hob will beep and the power indicator (3) will blink at the level that cannot be exceeded. If you wish to exceed that value, you must lower the power of the other hotplates. Sometimes it will not be enough to lower another by a single level as this depends on the power of each hotplate and the level it is set at. It is possible that to raise the level of a large hotplate that of several smaller ones must be turned down. If you use the quick switch-on at maximum power function and the said value is above the value set by the limit, the hotplate will be set to the maximum possible level. The hob will beep and the said power value will blink twice on the indicator (3).
Special functions: CHEF
These functions have pre-allocated power levels to make cooking easier, obtaining excellent results as the temperature of the pan is controlled continuously by sensors. When the target temperature for the function has been reached, it is automatically maintained without needing to change the power level. The Chef functions operate correctly with pans with the same ferromagnetic area on the base of the pan as the area of the cooking zone. In addition, for high temperature functions (above 100 ºC), pans must have a fl at, even base (preferably “sandwich” type) as shown in fi gure 8.
To ensure the correct operation of these functions, it is important that the pan and the cooking zone are not hot at the start of the process. Further information about suitable pans (saucepans, frying pans, grills, etc.) is given on the Teka web page. The Touch Control has special features that help the user to cook through the CHEF sensor (15). These functions are available depending on the model.
Flex Zone function
Through this function, it is possible to enable two cooking zones work together, and to select a power level and to activate the timer function for both zones. To activate this function, press the sensor / (14). By doing so, the decimal points (4) of the linked plates will light up and the value “0” will be shown on their power indicators (3). The clock timer indicator (12) will show three segments indicating the activated zones. In case your model has several zones with “Flex Zone”, you can select the desired option by pressing the sensor / (14) before assigning the power to the chosen zone. You will have a few seconds to perform the next operation; otherwise, the function will be disabled automatically.(see fi g 7). After the “Flex Zone” is selected, you can assign the power by touching any of the “sliders” cursors (2) of one of the linked zone. The power level and its variations are displayed simultaneously on the power indicators (3) of both zones. To disable this feature, you should touch the sensor / (14) again. Also, when the function is disabled, the levels of powers and functions assigned to the related zones are cleared.
Safety switch off function
If due to an error one or several heating zones do not switch off , the appliance will be automatically disconnected after a set amount of time (see table 1).
|Selected power level||MAXIMUN OPERATING TIME (in hours|
Keep the control panel of the heating areas clean and dry at all times. In the event of operating problems or incidents not mentioned in this manual, disconnect the appliance and contact the TEKA technical service.
Suggestions and recommendations
- Use pots or pans with thick, completely fl at bottoms.
- Do not slide pots and pans over the glass because they could scratch it.
- Although the glass can take knocks from large pots and pans without sharp edges, try not to knock it.
- To avoid damaging the ceramic glass surface, do not drag pots and pans over the glass and keep the undersides of them clean and in good condition.
- Recommended diameters of the pot bottom (see ‘’Technical Data Sheet’’ supplied with the product).
Cleaning and maintenance
To keep the appliance in good condition, clean it using suitable products and implements once it has cooled down. This will make the job easier and avoid the build-up of dirt. Never use harsh cleaning products or tools that could scratch the surface, or steam-operated equipment. Light dirt not stuck to the surface can be cleaned using a damp cloth and a gentle detergent or warm soapy water. However, for deeper stains or grease use a special cleaner for ceramic hot plates and follow the instructions on the bottle. Dirt that is fi rmly stuck due to being burned repeatedly can be removed using a scraper with a blade. Slight tinges of colour are caused by pots and pans with dry grease residue underneath or due to grease between the glass and the pot during cooking. These can be removed using a nickel scourer with water or a special cleaner for ceramic hot plates. Plastic objects, sugar or food containing a lot of sugar that have melted onto the surface must be removed immediately using a scraper. Metallic sheens are caused by dragging metal pots and pans over the glass. These can be removed by cleaning thoroughly using a special cleaner for ceramic glass hot plates, although you may need to repeat the cleaning process several times.
A pot or pan may become stuck to the glass due to a product having melted between them. Do not try to lift the pot while the heating zone is cold! This could break the glass.
The symbol on the product or its packaging means that this product cannot be treated like ordinary household waste. This product must be taken to a recycling collection point for electrical and electronic appliances. By ensuring that this product is disposed of correctly, you will avoid harming the environment and public health, which could happen if this product is not handled properly. For more detailed information about recycling this product, please contact your local authority, household waste service or the store where you pur-chased the product. The packaging materials used are environmentally friendly and can be recycled completely. Plastic compo-nents are marked >PE<, >LD<, EPS<, etc. Dispose of packaging materials, like household waste, in your local container.
If something does not work
Before calling the technical service, perform the verifications described below.
The appliance does not work:
Ensure that the power cable is plugged in.
The induction zones do not produce heat:
The container is not appropriate (it does not have a ferromagnetic bottom or is too small). Check that the bottom of the container attracts a magnet, or use a larger container.
A humming is heard when starting to cook in the induction zones:
With containers which are not very thick or not of one piece, the humming results from the transmission of energy directly to the bottom of the container. The humming is not a defect, but if you wish to avoid it anyway, reduce the power level slightly or use a container with a thicker bottom, and/or of one piece. The touch control does not light up or, despite lighting, does not respond: No heating zone has been selected. Be sure to select a heating zone befo-re operating it. There is humidity on the sensors, and/or your fingers are wet. Keep the touch control surface and/ or your fingers clean and dry. The locking function is activated. Unlock the controls
The extracted air is purifi ed through the grease fi lters and conveyed outside via a system of tubes.
Warning: The exhaust air must not be conveyed into a functioning smoke or exhaust gas fl ue or into an aeration shaft which is used to ventilate rooms in which heating appliances have been installed.
- If the exhaust air is to be conveyed into a non-functioning smoke or exhaust gas fl ue, authorisation must be obtained from a specialist technician.
- If the exhaust air is conveyed through an external wall, a telescopic wall box with non-return valve must be used.
The extracted air is purifi ed through grease fi lters and an anti-odour fi lter and can, therefore, be returned to the kitchen.
Warning: To capture odours in recirculation mode, a ceramic fi lter needs to be installed. The various installation options for the appliance with recirculation mode are indicated in the brochure and must be requested from your specialist dealer. The accessories needed are available from specialist dealers, via customer services and from the on-line store. When installing an anti-odour fi lter, the operating time control needs to be activated in order to allow the fi lter to be cleaned properly. This control is activated by simultaneously pressing the symbols and during the fi rst minute after having connected the hob to the power supply
Activating and deactivating the extractor function
- Always adjust the power to the current conditions. In the event of excessive steam, select a higher extractor level.
- If no metal grease fi lter is available, the extractor mode cannot be switched on. Insert the metal grease fi lter. The hob functions are available without a metal grease fi lter.
- Do not block the extractor intake. Do not place anything on the fi lter cover. Otherwise the extractor power will be reduced.
- If a tall pot is used, optimum extractor performance cannot be guaranteed. Extractor performance can be improved by placing a lid at an angle on the pot.
Cleaning the extractor module
Warning: Before starting any cleaning or maintenance operation, make sure that the cooking areas are completely cold and that the power supply to the appliance has been cut by turning the hob’s power switch off , for example
Cleaning the metal grease filters
After 30 hours of hood operation, with the hood switched off , the value F1 will fl ash on the power display. The fi lters can be cleaned by hand with a degreasing detergent or they can be cleaned in a dishwasher at a maximum temperature of 50°C. Washing in the dishwasher may discolour the fi lter but its effi ciency will not be aff ected.
The filter can be regenerated by placing it in a preheated oven at 200°C for 45 minutes. Regeneration allows a maximum fi lter life of 5 years.
Long-life fi lter
After 125 hours of operation, the regenerable activated carbon filters (long-life) can be washed in the dishwasher at a maximum temperature of 65 °C (complete washing cycle without dishes) or by hand with neutral non-abrasive detergents. Remove any excess water without damaging the fi lter and place it in the oven for 10 minutes at 100 °C to dry it off completely. Replace the mat every 3 years or whenever the cloth is damaged.
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