Gaggenau Cooktop CK 481 6 User Manual

Operating and Assembly Instructions  
CK 481-6..  
Electronic Glass-Ceramic Cooktop  
 
Cooking with your new glass-ceramic  
cooktop will be even more fun than before.  
The appliance offers you the following  
advantages:  
– A generous cooking area.  
– Cooking zones for large pans and oval shaped  
roasters – the cooking zone size can be adjusted  
individually using the combination feature.  
– Easy operation through sensor pads.  
To ensure that you will be able to use this  
appliance in all its diversity, read through  
the operating and assembly instructions  
conscientiously before operating it for the first  
time. The instructions contain important notes  
on use, installation and maintenance of the  
appliance.  
On the following pages you will find important  
notes on safety and operation. These will serve to  
ensure your personal safety and the lasting value  
of your appliance.  
You will find notes on page 4 that you ought to  
observe before operating the appliance for the  
first time.  
The chapters entitled “Features", “Operating  
principles" and “Operation" tell you all about what  
your appliance can do and how you operate it.  
The chapter entitled “Cleaning and care" will  
make sure that your appliance will stay operable  
and beautiful for a long time.  
And now we wish you lots of fun cooking.  
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Important safeguards  
4. a) Use Proper Pan Size – This appliance is  
equipped with one or more surface units of  
different size. Select utensils having flat  
bottoms large enough to cover the surface  
unit heating element. The use of undersized  
utensils will expose a portion of the heating  
element to direct contact and may result in  
burned clothing. Proper relationship of utensil  
to burner will also improve efficiency.  
1. Read All Instructions.  
2. To eliminate the risk of burns or fire by reaching  
over the heated surface units, cabinet storage  
space located above the surface units should be  
avoided. If cabinet storage is to be provided, the  
risk can be reduced by installing a range hood  
that projects horizontally a minimum of 5 inches  
(127 mm) beyond the bottom of cabinets.  
b) Never Leave Surface Units Unattended at  
High Heat Settings – Boilover causes smoking  
and greasy spillovers that may ignite.  
c) Glazed Cooking Utensils – Only certain types  
of glass, glass / ceramic, ceramic, earth-  
enware or other glazed utensils are suitable  
for rangetop service without breaking due to  
the sudden change in temperature.  
d) Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and  
Not Extend Over Adjacent Surface Units –  
To reduce the risk of burns, ignition of  
flammable materials, and spillage due to  
unintentional contact with the utensil, the  
handle of a utensil should be positioned so  
that it is turned inward, and does not extend  
over adjacent surface units.  
3. Important instructions  
a) Ensure that this appliance is properly  
connected and grounded by a qualified  
electrician.  
b) Never use this appliance for warming or  
heating the room.  
c) Do Not Leave Children Alone – Children  
should not be left alone or unattended in area  
where appliances are in use. They should  
never be allowed to sit or stand on any part  
of the appliance.  
d) Wear Proper Apparel – Loose fitting or  
hanging garments should never be worn  
while using the appliance.  
e) User Servicing – Do not repair or replace  
any part of the appliance unless specifically  
recomended in the manual. All other  
servicing should be referred to a qualified  
technician.  
f) Storage in or on Appliance – Flammable  
materials should not be stored in an oven or  
near surface units.  
5. a) Do Not Cook on Broken Cooktop – If cooktop  
should break, cleaning solutions and  
spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop  
and create a risk of electric shock.  
Contact a qualified technician immediately.  
b) Clean Cooktop With Caution – 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.  
g) Do Not Use Water on Grease Fires – Smother  
fire or flame or use dry chemical or foam-type  
extinguisher.  
h) Use Only Dry Potholders – Moist or damp  
potholders on hot surface may result in burns  
from steam. Do not let potholders touch hot  
heating elements. Do not use a towel or other  
bulky cloth.  
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6. CAUTION:  
8. The surface temperature of the glass top is pro-  
tected by high limit thermostats built into each  
individual burner. The maximum temperature of  
the glass ceramic top is rated at 1 080° F. The  
thermal protectors are rated at 939° F to cycle  
the burner off in order to protect the glass top.  
Do not store items of interest to children in  
cabinets above a range. Children climbing on  
the appliance to reach items could be seriously  
injured.  
7. DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS OR AREAS  
NEAR UNITS – Surface units may be hot even  
though they are dark in color. Areas near surface  
units may become hot enough to cause burns.  
During and after use, do not touch or let clothing  
or other flammable materials contact heating  
elements or areas near units until they have had  
sufficient time to cool.  
Even on the highest setting, it is normal for the  
burner to cycle on and off momentarily as the  
thermostat senses a high heat condition. This  
could be caused by size of the cooking utensil,  
composition and gauge of materials in the  
construction of the utensil and, most importantly,  
the amount of surface contact between the glass  
surface and the cooking utensil. Uneven  
surfaces on cookware can cause premature  
cycling of the high heat limit protection system.  
9. Note – To avoid jeopardising the electrical  
safety of the appliance, it is forbidden to use  
high-pressure or steam jet cleaning devices.  
10.Save These Instructions.  
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1. Important notes  
For your safety  
You must not operate the appliance if it is damaged. Do not store any substances that are sensitive to  
high temperatures, or which pose a fire hazard (e.g.  
The appliance must only be connected by  
cleaning agents or spray cans), in drawers or  
an authorised specialist, paying attention to  
cupboards under the appliance.  
the relevant regulations of the power supply  
companies and the regional construction  
regulations.  
Observe the assembly instructions!  
The appliance could be damaged if connected  
wrongly!  
Operation of the appliance must be discontinued  
immediately if improper use produces cracks,  
breaks or flaws on the cooking surface, with the  
result that live parts can come into contact directly  
or indirectly with seeping liquid or if there is a risk  
of injury. Remove the mains plug or switch off the  
corresponding mains fuse. Call after-sales service!  
When connecting electrical appliances in the  
proximity of cooking surfaces and ovens, make sure  
that connecting cables do not become jammed  
under the hot oven door or come into contact with  
hot cooking surfaces.  
Isolate the appliance from the mains during every  
maintenance operation. To do this, remove the  
mains plug or switch off the corresponding fuse.  
Only ever operate the appliance under supervision.  
Observe caution with oils and fats. Overheated oils  
and fats can easily cause fires.  
Repairs must be carried out by authorised  
specialists, thus ensuring electrical safety.  
As the user, you are responsible for maintenance  
and proper use in the household. No warranty  
claims can be lodged for any damage resulting  
from failure to observe these instructions.  
Caution: the appliance heats up during operation.  
Keep children away.  
Do not operate the cooking positions without pots  
and pans placed on them.  
Subject to technical change without notice.  
To avoid jeopardising the electrical safety of the  
appliance, do not use high-pressure or steam jet  
cleaning devices.  
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Operating for the first time  
About use  
Remove the packaging from the appliance and  
dispose of it according to local regulations. Be  
careful to remove all accessories from the  
packaging. Keep packaging elements and plastic  
bags away from children.  
The appliance is intended solely for household use  
and must not be put to any other uses.  
Use the appliance to prepare meals only. Do not use  
the appliance to heat up the room in which it is  
installed.  
Check the appliance for transport damage before  
installing it.  
Do not use the cooking surface as space to store  
items. Do not place any hot pots on the display  
panel.  
The appliance must be installed and connected by  
an authorised specialist before operation. Before  
operating the appliance for the first time, make  
sure that the mains connection is in proper working  
order.  
Place a cooking vessel on the corresponding  
cooking zone before operating it. Do not remove  
the cooking vessel until you have switched off the  
hotplate. The size of pots and pans should corres-  
The serial number of the appliance can be found on pond to the size of the hotplate. This will save you  
the quality control slip which is included with these  
instructions. This quality control slip should be kept,  
for guarantee reasons, together with your operating  
and assembly instructions.  
energy and time.  
Switch off the cooktop after use.  
Iridiscent discoloration can be caused by the bases  
of some pots. These do not interfere with the  
operation of the glass ceramic cooktop.  
Read through these instructions attentively before  
operating your appliance for the first time.  
Always keep the cooking area and control panel  
dry and clean. The surface can be scratched due to  
dirt (e.g. sand grains).  
Thoroughly clean the appliance and accessories  
before using them for the first time. This will  
eliminate any 'newness' smells and soiling (see  
chapter “Cleaning and care”).  
Never heat food in aluminium or plastic containers  
as the material can melt and damage your cooktop.  
Tip: if you have a glass insurance, we recommend  
that you have your new glass-ceramic cooking  
range included.  
Built-in overheating protection prevents overheating  
of the appliance and of surrounding kitchen  
furniture.  
If installed above a pyrolytic oven, the overheating  
protection may be triggered when the cooktop is  
operated during a pyrolytic cleaning cycle.  
In the event of malfunction, first check your  
household fuses. If the power supply is in proper  
working order, but the appliance is still not  
functioning, please inform your specialist dealer or  
your nearest Gaggenau after-sales service.  
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2. Features  
Features of the appliance  
1 SuperQuick cooking zone Ø 5 3/4 (1050 W),  
converts to Ø 8 1/4 (2200 W)  
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or to Ø 11 (3080 W)  
2 SuperQuick cooking zone Ø 7 1/8 (1800 W)  
3 SuperQuick cooking zone Ø 7 1/8 (1800 W)  
cooking zones 2 and 3 plus additional zone  
800 W convert to 7 1/8 x 16 3/8 (4400 W)  
4 SuperQuick cooking zone Ø 5 3/4 (1200 W),  
5 Display panel  
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5
Control panel  
6 Cooking level display  
7 Cooking zone selection  
8 Main switch  
9 Timer display  
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10 Timer switch  
11 UP-/DOWN-symbols to select cooking level  
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and timer  
12 Cooking zone extension switch  
12 11  
10  
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You can order the following special accessory:  
BT 481-000 Non-stick coated roaster with lid,  
suitable for the roasting zone  
Special accessories  
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3. Operating principles  
The cooking range is operated by touch control  
sensors. Touch the required sensor pad in the  
shaded area as shown in the picture. You only need  
to touch the pad with your finger, no pressure is  
required. Every accepted input is confirmed by an  
audible signal.  
Sensor pads  
Always keep the control panel clean. Do not place  
hot cooking dishes on the control panel.  
When you touch more than one sensor pad  
simultaneously or if any object (e.g. cooking spoon,  
dish cloth) lie on the sensor pads, the appliance  
registers this as an error. No input is registered and  
several short tones are sounded.  
When the appliance is switched on, a spot lights up  
on the main switch symbol.  
Display  
The given cooking level is shown on the display of  
each cooking zone.  
A flashing display shows that a value has not yet  
been confirmed.  
The residual heat display appears on the display of  
the relevant cooking zone after switching off.  
Residual heat display  
The moving zero in the cooking level display  
indicates that, after switching off, a cooking zone  
has still not cooled down to such an extent that it  
can be safely touched.  
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Additional features  
Cooking zone extension page 14-15  
Overheating protection page 19  
The front left cooking zone can be extended to a  
middle or large diameter.  
The electronics of the cooking range are equipped  
with an overheating protection.  
Both rear cooking zones convert, together with an  
additional zone, to an oval cooking zone especially  
suitable for roasters.  
Holiday safeguard page 19  
If you should ever forget to switch off a cooking  
zone after use, the appliance is set to automatically  
switch off a cooking zone 4 hours after the last  
operation.  
Automatic quick-boil function page 16  
The cooking range features an automatic quick-boil  
function. The feature is selected by touching the  
required cooking zone twice on the control panel.  
The cooking zone returns to the selected level after  
the quick-boil time has expired.  
Child lock page 19  
It is possible to avoid switching on the appliance  
accidentally by using the child lock. The child lock  
function is de-activated when delivered and must  
be chosen in the options menu.  
Memory function page 12  
The cooking range stores all the set cooking levels  
and time values for 15 seconds after it has been  
switched off. You are therefore able to retrieve all  
the previous values should you switch it off  
accidentally.  
Options menu page 20-23  
Using the options menu, the automatic quick-boil  
function, cooking zone extension and the child lock  
can be programmed to suit your individual needs.  
Timer page 17-18  
It is possible to program an automatic switch-off  
time for one or several of the cooking zones. It is  
also possible to use the timer independently.  
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4. Operation  
Switching the cooktop on and off  
Switching the cooktop on and off  
Touch the main switch symbol. An audible signal is  
sounded and a spot lights on the main switch  
symbol. All the cooking zone display show 0. The  
cooktop is now in operation.  
If no further inputs are made within approx.  
20 seconds the cooktop automatically switches off.  
By touching the main switch symbol at any time the  
cooktop can be quickly switched off.  
Switching on a cooking zone  
Switching on a cooking zone  
The cooktop must be switched on by the main  
switch. The switching on and off for all cooking  
zones is identical.  
• Touch the required cooking zone in the control  
panel. The zero on the display of the selected  
cooking zone flashes.  
• Select the required cooking level within  
5 seconds using the UP/DOWN symbols.  
(You can immediately select level 9, 8, etc. using  
the DOWN symbol.) The display of the cooking  
zone flashes the chosen level. Note: if no input is  
given within 5 seconds the cooking zone must be  
re-activated.  
• The selected cooking level is confirmed after a  
few seconds by an audible signal and the display  
lights constantly. Alternatively you can confirm the  
values by again touching the cooking zone in the  
control panel.  
• The cooking zones are elecronically controlled  
and during use, in order to maintain a constant  
heat, the cooking zone switches on and off  
intermittently.  
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Changing the cooking level  
• Touch the required cooking zone in the control  
panel. The display of the cooking zone flashes.  
Changing the cooking level  
• Select the required cooking level using the  
UP/DOWN symbols. The display of the cooking  
zone shows the chosen level.  
Switching off a cooking zone  
• Touch the required cooking zone in the control  
panel. The display of the cooking zone flashes.  
Switching off a cooking zone  
• Touch the the UP/DOWN symbols simultaneously.  
Or: Touch the the DOWN symbol, until the display  
of the cooking zone shows a zero. The cooking  
zone is now switched off.  
• The residual heat symbol lights in the display of  
the cooking zone.  
Note: if you want to switch off the whole cooktop  
(i.e. when something is boiling over) then simply  
touch the main switch.  
Residual heat display  
Residual heat display  
Once you have switched off a cooking zone,  
residual heat is shown on the display as a moving  
zero. This indicates that the cooking zone is still  
giving off heat and has not cooled down sufficiently  
to be touched safely.  
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The cooking range stores all the set cooking levels  
and time values for 15 seconds after it has been  
switched off. You are therefore able to retrieve all  
the previous values should you switch it off  
accidentally.  
Memory function  
Proceed as follows:  
• Touch the main switch. The previous values flash  
on the display panel.  
• Should you wish to accept the stored values:  
tap the symbol timer within 5 seconds. You will  
hear a signal. The previous values are now  
accepted.  
• Failure to follow the above procedure exactly  
results in the stored values being lost.  
Pots and saucepans should always be covered by a  
matching lid. The cooking time is shortened and  
the energy use reduced.  
Energy saving tips  
Pay attention to the right size when choosing pots  
and pans. The diameters of pots and pans should  
correspond to that of the hotplate. When buying  
pots, pay attention to the fact that the manufacturer  
frequently specifies the top pot diameter, which is  
generally larger than the diameter of the base.  
We recommend that you use high quality pots and  
pans with thick flat bases.  
For longer cooking times, it is possible to switch off  
the cooking zone before the end of the cooking  
time to make use of the residual heat.  
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Settings table  
Cooking  
level  
Cooking method  
Examples  
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Boiling  
Water  
Searing  
Heating  
Boiling  
Meat  
Fat, liquids  
Soup, sauce  
Vegetables  
Blanching  
8 - 6  
7 - 6  
Roasting  
Meat, fish, potatoes  
Browning  
Flour, onions  
Roasting  
Almonds, breadcrumbs  
Pancakes, egg dishes  
Liquids  
Baking  
Boiling in open pot  
6 - 5  
5 - 4  
Frying  
Bacon  
Reducing  
Stocks, sauces  
Simmering  
Simmering in open pot  
Sweet sauces  
Dumplings, sausages, soup garnish,  
meat stock, poached eggs  
4 - 3  
3 - 1  
Boiling with closed lid  
Steaming  
Pasta, soup, sauces  
Vegetables, potatoes, fish  
Vegetables, fruit, fish  
Stewing  
Braising  
Thawing  
Goulash, rolled beef steaks, roasts, vegetables  
Frozen foods  
Slow cooking  
Rice, pulses  
Reheating / keeping warm  
Melting  
Soup, casserole, vegetables in a sauce  
Butter, chocolate  
Thickening  
Egg dishes  
Switch to the highest cooking level in order to reach the required temperature quickly. Then always switch  
back to the lower cooking level.  
The cooking levels are identical for all cooking zones.  
The values given above must be looked upon as recommended values. The heat required depends not  
only on the type and condition of the food, but also the size and contents of the pot.  
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5. Additional functions  
The front left cooking zone can be extended to a  
middle or large diameter. In the options menu it is  
possible to choose the larger diameters as the  
standard cooking zone.  
Cooking zone extension front left  
Activating extension,  
front left cooking zone  
Activating extension,  
front left cooking zone  
The cooktop must be switched on by the main  
switch.  
• Touch the front left cooking zone in the control  
panel. The zero on the display of the cooking zone  
flashes.  
• Touch the + symbol until the symbol for the  
required extension flashes on the display.  
• Now select the required cooking level using the  
UP/DOWN symbols. The display of the cooking  
zone flashes the chosen level.  
• The selected cooking level is confirmed after a  
few seconds by an audible signal and the display  
lights constantly. Alternatively you can confirm the  
values by again touching the cooking zone in the  
control panel.  
De-activating extension,  
front left cooking zone  
De-activating extension,  
front left cooking zone  
• Touch the front left cooking zone in the control  
panel. The cooking level on the display of the  
cooking zone flashes.  
• Touch the + symbol until the symbol for the  
required extension disappears from the display.  
• The cooking zone will now continue to operate on  
the chosen level without the extension.  
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Both rear cooking zones convert together with an  
additional zone, to create an oval cooking zone  
especially suitable for roasters. In the options menu  
it is possible to choose the oval cooking zone as the  
standard cooking zone.  
Cooking zone extension rear  
Activating extension,  
rear cooking zones  
Both rear cooking zones and the additional zone  
operate as one single cooking zone. Each input for  
one cooking zone will include both cooking zones  
and the additional zone.  
Activating extension, rear cooking zones  
The cooktop must be switched on by the main  
switch.  
• Touch either of the rear cooking zones in the  
control panel. The zero on the display of the  
cooking zone flashes.  
• Touch the + symbol. The extension symbol flashes  
on the display.  
• Now select the required cooking level using the  
UP/DOWN symbols. The display of both cooking  
zones flashes the chosen level.  
• The selected cooking level is confirmed after a  
few seconds by an audible signal and the display  
lights constantly. Alternatively you can confirm the  
values by again touching the cooking zone in the  
control panel.  
De-activating extension,  
rear cooking zones  
De-activating extension, rear cooking zones  
• Touch either of the rear cooking zones in the  
control panel. The cooking level on the displays of  
both cooking zones flashes.  
• Touch the + symbol. The extension symbol  
disappears from the display.  
• Both cooking zones will now continue to operate  
on the chosen level without the extension. Both  
cooking zones can now be adjusted and used  
seperately.  
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All cooking zones feature an automatic quick-boil  
function. When the automatic quick boil function is  
activated, the set cooking level is boosted for  
several minutes. This ensures that the continued  
cooking or simmering temperature of the food is  
reached faster. The length of the automatic quick-  
boil function can be changed in the options menu.  
The appliance is pre-set to a standard of four  
minutes on delivery. The appliance switches  
automatically to the set simmering or cooking level  
after the quick boil time has elapsed.  
Automatic quick-boil function  
Switching on the automatic quick-boil  
function  
Note: the automatic quick boil function cannot be  
activated when using cooking level 9.  
Switching on the automatic quick-boil function  
The cooktop must be switched on by the main  
switch.  
• Touch the required cooking zone in the control  
panel. The zero on the display of the selected  
cooking zone flashes.  
• Now select the required cooking level using the  
UP/DOWN symbols. The display of the cooking  
zone flashes the chosen level.  
• The selected cooking level is confirmed after a  
few seconds by an audible signal and the display  
lights constantly. Alternatively you can confirm the  
values by again touching the cooking zone in the  
control panel.  
2x  
• Re-touch the cooking zone in the control panel  
twice. The display of the cooking zone flashes  
alternatively the chosen level and the symbol A for  
automatic quick-boil.  
Switching off the automatic quick-boil  
function  
Switching off the automatic quick-boil function  
It is possible to switch off the automatic quick boil  
function prematurely (e.g. because the food is  
boiling over).  
• Touch the required cooking zone in the control  
panel twice. The symbol for automatic quick-boil  
disappears from the display. The cooking zone  
switches back to the set cooking level.  
2x  
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Note: only ever operate the appliance under  
supervision.  
Timer operation  
It is possible to program an automatic switch-off  
time for one or several of the cooking zones. Any  
value between 1 and 90 minutes can be entered on  
the timer.  
It is also possible to use the timer independently.  
The timer can also be used when the cooktop is  
switched off.  
Programming a switch-off time  
• Set the cooking zone which you want to time to the  
required cooking level.  
Programming a switch-off time  
• Touch the timer symbol. The timer display flashes  
00. Select the required time using the  
UP-/DOWN-symbols.  
• The value is confirmed a few seconds later by an  
audible signal and the timer starts. Alternatively  
you can confirm the values by again touching the  
timer symbol in the control panel.  
• Touch the cooking zone in the display panel which  
you would like to timer operate. The display  
flashes the selected cooking level. Touch the  
timer symbol.  
• A spot appears next to the cooking level on the  
cooking zone display. The timer is now set for this  
cooking zone.  
• After the elapse of the programmed time an  
audible signal is sounded. The selected cooking  
zone is switched off. Both the selected cooking  
value and the timer flash. By touching any symbol  
on the display the audible signal is switched off  
and the cooking zone display shows zero.  
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Changing or erasing a given time value  
• Touch the timer symbol.  
Timer operation  
You can now change the programmed time using  
the UP-/DOWN-symbols. Touch the UP-/DOWN-  
symbols simultaneously or touch the DOWN-  
symbol, until 00 shows on the display. The spot on  
the cooking zone display disappears. The timer  
program is now switched off. The cooking zone  
remains on the selected cooking level without  
timer operation.  
Programming the timer without cooking zone  
switch-off  
It is also possible to use the timer independently  
from the cooking zones and without switch-off  
function.  
Programming the timer without  
cooking zone switch-off  
Any valu