AEG 25742 GM User Manual

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25742 GM

Use and installation instructions GB

For Your Safety

These instructions have been drawn up for your safety and that of others. You are therefore requested to read them carefully before installing and using the appliance. Keep this instruction manual for future reference as necessary. If the appliance is sold or moved, make sure that the manual is handed over to the new user.

If you are unsure of any of these warnings or instructions please contact our Customer Care Department on 08705 350350.


Installation of the appliance and its connection to the electrical mains must only be carried out by QUALIFIED STAFF. Before any procedure, it is important to check that the appliance isDISCONNECTED from the electrical mains.

Any gas installation must be carried out by a registered CORGI installer.

It is risky to modify or attempt to modify the characteristics of this product.

After removing the appliance from the packaging, make sure that it is undamaged and that the electrical lead is in perfect condition. Otherwise, contact your dealer before putting the appliance into operation.

The Manufacturer declines all responsibility in case of failure to comply with the manufacturer’s instructions and to the relevant British Standards.

Make sure that air is able to circulate freely around the appliance. Poor ventilation produces a shortage of oxygen.

Make sure that the appliance is supplied with the type of gas indicated on the relative sticker next to the mains gas connection pipe.

Use of a gas cooking appliance produces heat and moisture in the room in which it is installed. Ensure that the room is well ventilated by keeping the air intakes open and in good working order or by installing an extractor hood with a discharge pipe.

If the appliance is used intensively for a long time the effectiveness of the ventilation will have to be increased, for example by opening a window or increasing the power of any electric extractor fan.

During use

This hob is intended for domestic cooking only. It is not designed for commercial or industrial purposes.

After using the appliance, make sure that all controls are in the "OFF" position.

When using other electrical appliances, ensure the cable does not come into contact with the hot surfaces of the cooking appliance.

Unstable or misshapen pans should not be used on the hob as unstable pans can cause an accident by tipping or spillage.

Never leave the hob unattended when cooking with oil and fats.

Never use plastic or aluminium foil dishes on the hob.

Perishable food, plastic items and aerosol may be affected by heat and should not be stored above or below the hob unit.

Do not use this hob if it is in contact with water. Do not operate the hob with wet hands.


Child safety

This hob is designed to be operated by adults. Do not allow children to play near or with the hob.

The hob gets hot when it is in use. Children should be kept away until it has cooled.

Children can also injure themselves by pulling pans or pots off the hob.

Cleaning and maintenance

• Keep the appliance thoroughly cleaned. Food residues may cause fire risks.

Service and Spare Parts

• In the instance of malfunctions, never attempt to repair the appliance yourself. Repairs by unskilled persons may cause damage and accidents. First refer to the contents of this manual. If you do not find the necessary information, contact your nearest Service Centre. Servicing work on this appliance must be carried out by an authorized Technical Service Centre. Always request the use of original spare parts.

Environmental Information

• All the materials used are environmentally compatible and recyclable.

Contact your Local Council or Environmental Health Office to see if there are facilities in your area to recycle the appliance.

Decommissioned appliances

Appliances which are no longer used or usable are not worthless waste. Through environment-friendlydisposal, a number of materials used in the production of your appliance can be recovered.

Before scrapping the appliances, cut the power supply lead and make it unusable.

Keep this instruction book for future reference and ensure it is passed on to any new owner.

These instructions only apply for the countries of destination whose identification symbols appear on the cover of the instruction manual and on the appliance .




For the User


For Your Safety ........................................................................


Description of the hob ..............................................................


Instructions for use...................................................................


Cleaning and maintenance ......................................................


For the Installation Technician


Technical data ........................................................................


Instructions for the installation technician ..............................


Electrical connection ..............................................................


Adapting to the different types of gas.....................................


Building into fitted kitchen units..............................................


Guide to reading the instructions

The following symbols will help you when

reading the instructions:

Safety information

"Step by step" instructions

Suggestions and Advice

Information concerning environmental protection

This appliance complies with the following EEC Directives:

-73/23 and 90/683 (relating to Low Voltage);

-89/336 (relating to Electromagnetic Compatibility);

-90/396 (relating to Gas Appliances)

-93/68 (relating to the General Standards) and subsequent amendments.


Description of the hob















3.Small auxiliary burner







4.Large rapid burner




5.Burner control knobs



6.Triple flame burner









Instructions for use

Once the hob has been installed, it is important to remove any protective materials, which were put on in the factory.

The hob control knobs

The symbols on the control knobs mean the following:

no gas flow

maximum gas flow

minimum gas flow

All operating positions must be set between the maximum and minimum flow settings, and never between the maximum setting and the closed position.


Fig. 1

















C- Thermocouple



D-Tripleflame cap








Lighting the burners

To obtain a flame more easily, light the burner before placing a cooking utensil on the pan stand.

To light a burner, proceed as follows: for version with lighting integrated in the control knob, push the knob of the burner fully down and turn it anticlockwise to the "maximum flow" setting symbol, or press the button if the appliance has individual lighting.

After lighting the flame, keep the knob pressed for about 10 seconds; this time is necessary to heat up the "thermocouple" (Fig. 1-C)and activate the safety valve, which would otherwise cut off the gas flow.

Then check that the flame is even and turn the control knob to adjust the flame as required.

In the instance of a power cut, place a flame near the burner and proceed as already described.

If the flame does not light after a few attempts, check that the "burner cap" and "flame cap" are correctly positioned.

To turn off the flame, turn the control knob clockwise to the symbol. Before removing pans from the burners, always lower or turn off the flame.

Correct use of the hob

For lower gas consumption and




to ensure maximum burner effi-

ciency, you should only use pots




and pans with a flat bottom fitting




the size of the burner used (see

Large (rapid)

180 mm.

220 mm.

table). Also, as soon as a liquid

Medium (semi-rapid)

120 mm.

200 mm.

comes to the boil take care to turn

Small (Auxiliary)

80 mm.

160 mm.

the flame down to a level that will

Triple Flame

220 mm.

260 mm.

just keep it boiling.




When cooking with fats or oils, do not leave the pan unattenced because these substances may catch fire if brought to high temperatures.

If the control knobs become difficult to turn, please contact your local Service Force Centre.


Cleaning and maintenance

Before any maintenance or cleaning can be carried out, you must DISCONNECT the hob from the electricity supply.

The hob is best cleaned whilst it is still warm, as spillage can be removed more easily than if it is left to cool.

General cleaning

Wash enamelled parts with lukewarm water and detergent; do not use abrasive products which might damage them.

Wash the flame caps and burner caps often with boiling water and detergent, taking care to remove all deposits.

The hob pan stands can also be washed in a dishwasher.

For stubborn dirt, use ordinary non-abrasivedetergents or specific commercial products. We strongly advise you not to use scouring pads, steel wool or acids for cleaning.


Clean the hob regularly with a soft cloth wet with lukewarm water and a little liquid detergent. Do not use the following products:

-household detergents or bleaches;

-soaped scouring pads not suitable for non-stickutensils;

-steel wool scouring pads;

-stain removers for baths or sinks.

Should the hob top become heavily soiled, it is recommended that a cleaning product such as Hob Brite or Bar Keepers Friend is used.

Ignition plug

Automatic burner ignition is provided (when installed) by a ceramic "plug" and a metal electrode (B in fig. 1). Periodically clean these parts of the hob thoroughly. In addition, to avoid ignition difficulties, check that the cavities in the burner are not obstructed.

To remove deposits from the burner cavities, remove the cap and separate the two parts (see diagram on the right). After cleaning, put the two parts back together and return them correctly to their position. After washing, replace the hob pan stands, checking that they are correctly positioned.


Something Not Working

If the hob is not working correctly, please carry out the following checks before contacting your local AEG Service Force Centre.



• There is no spark when lighting

• Check that the unit is plugged in

the gas

and the electrical supply is


switched on


• Check that the RCCB has not


tripped (if fitted)


• Check the mains fuse has not




• Check the burner cap and crown


have been replaced correctly, e.g.


after cleaning.

• The gas ring burns unevenly

• Check the main jet is not blocked


and the burner crown is clear of


food particles.


• Check the burner cap and crown


have been replaced correctly, e.g.


after cleaning.

If after all these checks, your hob still does not operate correctly, contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.

Please note that it will be necessary to provide proof of purchase for any in-guaranteeservice calls.

In-guaranteecustomers should ensure that the above check have been made as the engineer will make a charge if the fault is not a mechanical or electrical breakdown.


Service and Spare Parts

If you require spare parts or an engineer contact your local Service Force Centre by

0870 5 929 929

Your call will be routed to your local Service Force Centre.

When you contact the Service Centre, they will need the following information:

1.Your name, address and post code.

2.Your telephone number

3.Clear and concise details of the fault

4.The model and the serial number (see rating label on the back of this instruction booklet)

5.Date of purchase


For general enquiries concerning your AEG appliance and for further information on AEG products, contact our Customer Care Department by letter or telephone at the address below or visit our website at

Customer Care Department

AEG Domestic Appliances

55 - 77 High Street




Tel. 08705 350 350*

* calls to this number may be recorder for training purposes.