Kogan 52cm Undermount Rangehood Instruction Manual
General Safety Warnings
Read this manual thoroughly before first use, even if you are familiar with this type of product. The safety precautions enclosed herein reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury when correctly adhered to. Keep the manual in a safe place for future reference, along with the completed warranty card and purchase receipt. If applicable, pass these instructions on to the next owner of the appliance. Always follow basic safety precautions and accident prevention measures when using an electrical appliance, including the following:
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION ADVICE
WARNING: All electrical work associated with the installation of this rangehood must be carried out by a licensed electrician.
WARNING: This rangehood must be installed by a suitably qualified person in strict accordance with all instructions in this manual.
Cables: Do not allow electrical fittings or cables to come into contact with areas on the associated equipment (cooktop or stove) that get hot. Air discharge: The exhaust air must not be discharged into a flue which is used for exhausting fumes from appliances burning gas or other fuels. External air evacuation: Make sure to follow your local laws that apply to external air evacuation when installing and using the rangehood. Electrical safety and cord handling Voltage and frequency: Before plugging the unit into an appropriate electrical outlet, make sure your outlet voltage and circuit frequency correspond to the voltage stated on the appliance rating label. Power cord: Check the cord regularly for damage. Do not use the appliance if the cord, or any other part of the appliance, has been damaged. Damaged cord: A damaged cord must be replaced by the manufacturer or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard. Disconnect: Before cleaning the rangehood, make sure to switch it off and unplug it from the electrical supply. Do not disconnect the appliance with wet hands. Grip by the plug, do not pull by the cord when disconnecting.
USAGE CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
Domestic use only: This rangehood is designed for indoor domestic use only. It can be built into a standard kitchen cabinet or housing unit following the installation instructions in this manual. Intended purpose: Only use this rangehood for its intended purpose, in its intended environment and as described in this manual. Any other use may cause fire, electric shock or injury. Use common sense: These instructions are not intended to cover every possible condition and situation. As with any electrical household appliance, common sense and caution are therefore always recommended when installing, operating and maintaining the equipment.
Usage restriction: This rangehood is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Children: Supervise young children to ensure they do not play with the appliance. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
No timer: The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate remote control system.
CAUTION: Take care when the rangehood is operating simultaneously with an open fireplace or burner that depend on air from the environment and are supplied by other than electrical energy, as the rangehood removes air from the environment which a burner or fireplace needs for combustion.
Ventilation: The rangehood removes air from the environment during use. Always provide adequate ventilation for safe operation of the rangehood. This is particularly important when the rangehood is used at the same time as flued heaters burning gas or other fuels.
CAUTION: No open flame cooking: Do not use an open flame for cooking underneath this rangehood. Open flames can damage the filters and present a fire hazard.
Unattended: Do not leave the rangehood unattended during use. After use: Make sure to switch off the rangehood after use and before cleaning.
CAUTION: Do not touch the light bulbs after the appliance has been used as they may be hot. Let them cool down before cleaning and maintenance.
WARNING: Fire Risk! Clean your rangehood regularly as instructed in this manual. There is a fire risk if cleaning is not carried out in accordance with the instructions.
Cleaning: Do not use steam cleaning equipment for cleaning any part of the rangehood.
Filters: Do not check the status of the filters while the rangehood is in use.
Damage: Do not use the rangehood if any part, including the supply cord, has been damaged, is faulty or does not work properly. Only have it repaired by an authorized service center. Incorrect repair could expose you to the risk of electric shock, fire or injury. Prolonged use of the unit in such conditions could cause fire or electrocution. In case of damage, contact our after sales support line for advice.
Liability: We assume no liability for any eventual damages caused by incorrect installation, misuse of the product or noncompliance with these instructions.
CAUTION: Accessible parts may become hot when used with cooking appliances.
Protect from moisture: To protect against the risk of electric shock, do not immerse the unit, cord or plug in water or spray it with any other liquid. Do not connect or disconnect the electric plug when your hands are wet. Turn the power switch off before removing the plug from the socket.
WARNING: Disconnect! To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or personal injury, always unplug the appliance from the socket when not in use, when moving and before cleaning or servicing. Never unplug the unit by pulling the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the power point.
Electrical work: Any electrical work required for the installation of this appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician.
Usage restriction: This rangehood is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instructions concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Children: Supervise young children to ensure they do not play with the appliance. Never allow children to operate or play with the rangehood. Never: Flambé under the rangehood Note: Exhaust air must not be discharged into an existing flue which is used by other appliances for exhausting fumes.
Damage: Do not use the rangehood if the power cord, plug or the rangehood itself is damaged. If the cord is damaged, contact the after sales support line and have the cord replaced by qualified personnel in order to avoid a hazard.
Do not modify: Do not attempt to alter or modify this rangehood in any way.
WARNING: Failure to install the screws or fixing device in accordance with these instructions may result in electrical hazards.
Repair: Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of your rangehood unless it is specifically recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician. Contact the after sales support line for advice.
Caution! During unpacking, the packaging materials (polythene bags, polystyrene pieces, etc.) should be kept out of reach of children.
DISPOSAL OF THE APPLIANCE
- Old appliances should not simply be disposed of with normal household waste, but should be delivered to a collection and recycling center for electric and electronic equipment. A symbol shown on the product, the instruction manual or the packaging shows that it is suitable for recycling.
- Materials used inside the appliance are recyclable and are labelled with information concerning this. By recycling materials or other parts from used devices you are making a significant contribution to the protection of our environment. Information on appropriate disposal centers for used devices can be provided by your local authority.
- There shall be adequate ventilation of the room when the range hood is used at the same time as appliances burning gas or other fuels (not applicable to appliances that only discharge the air back into the room).
A. LED Light
B. Push-button Control Panel
C. Decorative Filter
D. Filter Handle
E. Stainless Steel Fascia
Also included but not shown:
8 x Wall plugs
8 x ST4*30mm Screws
Control Panel Layout
Press this button for turning the fan off.
Low Speed button
Used for ventilation on the kitchen. It is suitable for simmering and cooking which do not make much steam.
Medium Speed button
Airflow speed is ideally for ventilation in standard cooking operation.
High Speed button
When high density of smoke or steam produced, press high-speed button for highest effective ventilation.
If Low / Medium / High speed buttons are pressed at the same time, the unit will only operate at the highest speed.
- Packaging materials: This rangehood has been packaged to protect it against transportation damage. Remove all packaging materials from around and inside the rangehood and keep the original packaging carton and materials in a safe place. It will help prevent any damage if the product needs to be transported in the future, and you can use it to store the rangehood when it is not in use. In the event the carton is to be disposed of, please recycle all packaging materials where possible.
- Suffocation: Plastic wrapping can be a suffocation hazard for babies and young children, so ensure all packaging materials are out of their reach and disposed of safely.
- Power cord: Unwind the power cord to its full length and inspect it for damage. Do not use the rangehood if it or its cord have been damaged or are not working properly. In case of damage, contact our after sales support line for advice on examination, repair or return of the damaged product.
- Read the manual: Read this manual to familiarize yourself with the rangehood. Pay particular attention to the safety instructions on the previous pages.
- Clean: To remove any dust from transit and storage, clean the interior and exterior surfaces of the rangehood with lukewarm water and a soft cloth. Dry thoroughly.
- Two person installation: Use two or more able-bodied people to move and install the rangehood. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
- Please Note: Stainless steel is very easily damaged during installation. Wherever possible, protect the rangehood with the cardboard box or plastic wrap during the installation.
- Safety: This rangehood must be earthed and always switch the power off prior to beginning the installation.
Do NOT install/use the rangehood in the following locations/situations:
- In a recreational vehicle.
- In an area with excessive moisture and high humidity. Make sure it is protected from elements such as wind, rain, water spray or drips.
- Power: A power point must be located within 1.5m of the power cord exit from the rangehood, and it should be always accessible to allow isolation from power during cleaning or maintenance.
- Ducting: All ducting must comply with building codes and local requirements.
- Re-circulating: We do not recommend installing this rangehood as re-circulating.
- Level: Ensure that the rangehood is mounted in a level position, both horizontally and vertically. This is essential to ensure the rangehood operates correctly and prevents grease build up at one end.
All electrical work associated with the installation of this rangehood must be carried out by a licensed electrician.
This rangehood must be correctly installed by a suitably qualified person in strict accordance with all applicable rules and regulations and following the instructions in this manual.
Do not try to install the rangehood yourself; doing so will expose you to danger and void the warranty. Improper installation, adjustment, alteration or service can cause injury or damage. We decline any responsibility for injury or damage, to persons or property, as a result of improper installation.
It’s important to carefully read the following installation instructions before beginning the installation of your rangehood.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION SAFETY
- Always switch the power at the mains off prior to beginning the installation.
- Stainless steel is very easily damaged during installation. Wherever possible, protect the rangehood with the cardboard box or plastic wrap during the installation.
- For safety reasons, this rangehood must be earthed.
- A power point must be located within 1.5m of the power cord exit from the rangehood, and it should be always accessible to allow isolation from power during cleaning or maintenance.
- All ducting must comply with building codes and local requirements.
- Ensure that the rangehood is mounted in a level position, both horizontally and vertically. This is essential to ensure the rangehood operates correctly and prevents grease build up at one end.
Before beginning the installation of your rangehood, the method of ducting should be considered and selected. The guide below illustrates the various ducting options.
- Into your ceiling cavity and then vented through your eaves. (Fig. 1)
- Straight up and through your tiled or metal roof. (Fig. 2)
- Through your wall. (Fig. 3)
Further to your various ducting options, below are some tips on how to correctly duct your rangehood:
- Always use correctly sized ducting: DO NOT reduce the size of the ducting.
- Always use solid ducting.
- Always use non-flammable ducting.
- Always duct to the outside atmosphere.
- DO NOT use flexible ducting.
- DO NOT duct into the ceiling space: always vent to the outside atmosphere.
- Avoid sharp 90 degree bends as much as possible, use 45 degree bends instead wherever possible.
- Duct to the outside atmosphere using the shortest duct run possible.
- Use cylindrical ducting whenever possible.
POSITIONING THE RANGEHOOD
- Over gas and electric cookers, this rangehood is recommended to be mounted at a height of between 600800mm above the cooking surface.
- Electric cooktops must have a minimum height of 600mm from the underside of the rangehood to the cooktop face.
- Gas cooktops must have a minimum of 650mm from the burner to the underside of the rangedhood.
- Over open flame grillers or barbecues, the Gas Regulations require the filters of the rangehood to be at least 1200mm above the cooking surface.
Installing the rangehood
The typical installation method for your undermount rangehood is into a purpose built overhead/ wall cabinet.
- Using a jigsaw, create the required cut-out for your undermount rangehood: 490mm (W) x 250mm (D).
- Make sure the cut-out is at least 35mm from the cabinet edge. Please refer to Fig. 4 for the following points.
- Remove the grease filter and remove the 4 screws on the fascia panel.
- Screw the rangehood into the cabinet using 8 screws (supplied).
- Re-fit the fascia panel with the 4 screws (previously removed).
- Re-fit grease filter.
Cleaning and Maintenance
By ensuring proper cleaning and maintenance of your Stirling rangehood, you can ensure that it will have a long and fault free operation.
CLEANING THE GREASE FILTERS
Keeping this filter clean will keep the rangehood extraction performance at an optimum level. Please strictly follow the guidelines below.
- The grease filter mesh is made of high-density stainless steel. Please ensure you never use a corrosive detergent during cleaning.
- Method 1: Put the mesh into 40-50°C clean water with a small amount of regular dishwashing liquid, and soak for 2-3 mins. Wear gloves and clean with a soft brush. Please do not apply too much pressure, as the mesh is delicate and will damage easy.
- Method 2: You can wash your rangehood grease filters in your dishwasher, however please ensure they aren’t washed at a temperature above 60° C degrees.
CLEANING THE COOKER HOOD
- To protect the main body of your rangehood from corrosion or stains, the cooker hood should be cleaned with hot water with a non-corrosive detergent every two months. For stubborn stains or marks, you can try using a specific stainless steel cleaner available from most supermarkets.
- Warning! Please do not use a corrosive detergent, or abrasive clothes, as it will damage the body.
- Keep the motor and other spare parts free from water, as this will cause damage to the appliance.
- Before cleaning the rangehood, always switch the power off at the outlet and unplug the rangehood.
- If your rangehood has a damaged plug or cord, please ensure your rangehood remains unplugged and contact the our Support Team for further assistance. Any electrical work should only be completed by a suitably licensed and authorized person.
- If you’re using a carbon filter, it should never be exposed to heat.
CHANGING A LIGHT GLOBE
In the event of a blown globe:
- Disconnect the rangehood from the power supply.
- Remove the filter.
- Press down on the lamp from inside the rangehood to release the globe.
- Disconnect the globe by unplugging the wiring.
- After replacing the globe, reverse the above steps to reassemble the rangehood.
CARBON FILTER (OPTIONAL)
An optional carbon filter can be purchased separately and installed in your undermount rangehood. Normally the activated carbon filter should be changed every three to six months according to your volume of cooking. Activated carbon filter cannot be washed or recycled. The installation procedure of activated carbon filter is as below.
- Remove the grease filters.
- Insert the first activated carbon filter into the unit and turn it in anti-clockwise direction. Then repeat the same on the other side. (Fig. 6)
- Re-insert the grease filters.
Note: When the activated carbon filter installed, the suction power will be lowered.
FAQs and Troubleshooting
OPERATION IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
In the event of an emergency you should:
- Switch off all rangehood controls.
- Switch the rangehood off at the power outlet and immediately unplug.
- Call Kogan After Sales Support on 1300 256 426.
Some minor faults can be fixed by referring to the instructions given in the Troubleshooting section below.
If your appliance appears to be operating incorrectly, then you should disconnect it from your electrical supply and then contact Kogan After Sales Support on 1300 256 426.
Do not attempt to repair the rangehood yourself. Please note that if a technician is asked to attend whilst the product is under warranty and finds that the problem is not the result of an appliance fault, then you may be liable for the cost of the call out charge. The appliance must be accessible for the technician to perform any necessary repair. If your appliance is installed in such a way that a technician is concerned that damage will be caused to the appliance or your kitchen, then they will not complete a repair. This includes situations where the rangehood has been tiled in or sealed in with a sealant.
Please refer to the conditions of that appear on the warranty card at the rear of this user manual.
Product weight: 6.5kg (Net) / 8kg (Gross)