Kuppersbusch USA EKWE, EKWH User Manual


User’s guide


072589 K61


This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and succeeding owners for products purchased for ordinary home use. It does not cover its use in a commercial situation. Should the appliance be sold by the original purchaser during the warranty period, the new owner will continue to be protected until the expiration date of the original purchaser's warranty period. Save your dated receipt or other evidence of the installation/occupancy date. Proof of original purchase date is needed to obtain service under warranty. The warranty applies even if the owner should move during the warranty period.

KÜPPERSBUSCH does not assume any responsibility for consequential or incidental damages. This warranty provides you with certain legal rights. You may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.

What Is Covered

For one full year from the date of the original purchase, we will provide parts, service and labor in your home to repair or replace any part of the cook top that fails because of a defect in materials or workmanship. This service is provided free of charge. All warranty service will be provided by our authorized Customer Care professionals during normal business hours.

What Isn't Covered

1.Service by an unauthorized agency will not be reimbursed. Likewise, the warranty doesn't cover any damage or repairs due to service performed by an unauthorized agency, or by the use of unauthorized parts.

2.Service visits to teach you how to use the appliance.

3.Service visits to correct the installation. You are responsible for providing electrical wiring and other connecting facilities.

4.Reset circuit breakers or replace home fuses.

5.Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, improper installation, abuse or installation not in accordance with local electrical codes, or improper storage of the appliance.

6.Repairs due to other than normal household use.

Disposing of the packaging and the old appliance

Be sure to dispose of the transport packaging properly. Disposal should not have a negative impact on the environment. Recycling the packaging saves raw materials and reduces the amount of waste.

Be sure to dispose of your old appliance properly, as well. Even if it can no longer be used, it still contains useful materials. Before discarding an old appliance, disconnect the power cord to prevent it from becoming a hazard.

For your information...

Carefully read the information in this manual before you use your appliance. You'll find important information about safety and how to use, maintain and service your appliance so that it enjoys a long service life.

If you experience any problems, first be sure to read the chapter titled “What to do if trouble occurs...”. Usually it's easy to solve minor problems yourself and avoid unnecessary service costs.

Please keep this manual in a safe place and pass it on to new owners for their information and safety.

The following symbols are used in this operating manual:

[The warning triangle will alert you about possible health risks or things that can cause potential damage to your appliance.

ΦYou'll find useful hints and information when you see this symbol.

For technical information and/or replacement parts, please contact the

Küppersbusch Customer Care line at


For the most efficient assistance, please have the Model and Serial numbers for the appliance available.


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Safety instructions ...............................................................................


An overview of your honeycomb cooktop ...........................................


Before using the appliance for the first time .......................................


Using the cooking zones .......................................................................


Switching the honeycomb cooktop on


The cooking levels


Automatic boost function


Residual heat indicators


Dual-circuit cooking zones


The pan-on detection


The emergency switch


Minute minder and switch-off function


Childproof lock (sensor lock)


Time limit function (holiday function)


Other functions


Selecting pots and pans


Cleaning and care ...............................................................................


What to do if trouble occurs... ............................................................


After Sales Service ..............................................................................


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Safety instructions

The cooktop must be built into a countertop opening! Do not use the appliance if it has not been installed!

Be sure the appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician.

The appliance may only be installed and connected to the power supply, maintained, and repaired by a qualified electrician in accordance with safety regulations. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in this manual. Work performed incorrectly puts your safety at risk.

This appliance is for residential use only. Use for any other purpose is at the owner's risk and could be dangerous. The manufacturer can’t be held responsible for damage caused by improper use of this appliance.

Danger of burning! The cook top becomes hot during operation. CAUTION: Keep children away from this appliance.

CAUTION! Items of interest to children should not be stored in cabinets above a cooktop. A child can be seriously injured by climbing on a cooktop to reach them.

Do not leave children alone or unattended in the area where the appliance is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the appliance.

Don’t touch the cooking surface or areas near it. The cooking surface may be hot even though it’s dark in color. Areas near it may become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch the surface, or let clothing or other flammable materials come in contact with it until it’s had time to cool.

Use the proper pan size. This appliance is equipped with different sized surface units. Use flat-bottomed cookware that is large enough to cover the surface unit heating element. The use of undersized cookware will leave a portion of the heating element exposed and direct contact could result in the ignition of clothing. Using a proper relationship between cookware and burners will also improve efficiency. Review “Selecting pots and pans“ on page 12.

Flammable materials should not be stored near surface units.

Don’t put combustible or flammable objects on the cooking top. They could be ignited if the burners are unintentionally turned on.

Do not use aluminium foil to line the surface unit drip bowls.

The glass ceramic surface is very durable and can easily withstand light to medium impacts and loads distributed over large areas. Be sure to avoid concentrated loads (i.e. spice bottles) from falling on the surface to avoid cracking or breaking of the cooking surface.

CAUTION! If the cooking surface becomes cracked or fractured, quit using the appliance immediately. Disconnect the power and call Customer Service. Cleaning solutions and spills may penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of electric shock.

Never flambé under the cooker hood. The fat in the filter can ignite!

The connecting cable must not come in contact with the hot cooking surface.

CAUTION: Overheated greases and oils may ignite themselves. Prepare meals with greases and oils very carefully and control the heat. Should fats or oils ignite, do not use water to extinguish them! Smother the fire or flame or use a dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.

Don’t switch the cooking surface on unless you’re using it for cooking. Never use a cooking zone without a pot or pan set on it. Never use the appliance to heat a room!

Immediately switch off the cooking zone after using with the respective minus key and not just by pot recognition.

Never leave the cooking surface unattended at high heat settings. Boilover can cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite.

Wear proper apparel. Loose-fitting or hanging garments should not come in contact with the cooking surface. Dish cloths, potholders and aprons should not be stored near the surface units.

To reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional contact with the untensil, the handle of an utensil should be positioned so that it is turned inward, and does not extend over adjacent surface units.

Use only dry potholders. Moist or damp potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let potholder touch a hot surface. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth.

CAUTION! Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils can be used on the range-top without breaking, due to the sudden change in temperature. Follow the manufacturer's instructions!

Do not place non-food items on the cooking surface when it's hot.

Be careful when working with attachments! The connecting cord must not come in contact with the hot cooking surface.

Do not put plastic on the cooking surface. Things that can melt (i.e. plastics, foils or sugar), must be kept away from the cooking surface. Be sure to immediately remove or lift off any melted item from the hot cooking surface. Use the supplied cleaning scraper in order to avoid damage to the cooking surface.

Clean and remove any burned-on materials. Don’t heat these materials repeatedly.

Lime deposits are harmful to the cooking surface.

If a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to avoid steam burn. Some cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface.

Please follow the cleaning and maintenance instructions carefully!


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An overview of your honeycomb cooktop

Cooking zones

Control honeycomb

The honeycomb cooktop is equipped with an easy-to-operate sensor control system which is operated via the control honeycomb.

The layout of the cooking zones is shown in the control honeycomb. The control honeycomb itself is not indicated.

The cooking zones can be activated by the touch of a fingertip on the control honeycomb.

The control honeycomb consists of the following touch controls and sensors:

A and B Touch controls for the minute minder with plus and minus sensors

CMinute minder with a control function

DTouch controls for the cooking zones with plus and minus sensors and, if required, additional sensors for dual-circuit cooking zones

EKey sensor for the childproof lock

FOff sensor

GStand-by sensor

Before using the appliance for the first time

Before using the appliance the first time, be sure to clean the cooking surface with a mixture of water and mild detergent on a clean cloth. Then wipe the surface dry with a non-fluffy cloth.

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