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How to Unlock Induction Hob

Creation date: Apr 9, 2024 11:24pm     Last modified date: Apr 9, 2024 11:24pm   Last visit date: May 23, 2024 3:13am
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Apr 9, 2024  ( 1 post )  
4/9/2024
11:24pm
Wang Meihong (chenluseo)
If your household includes children or pets, there's a heightened risk of accidental contact with your induction cooktop. While having the cooktop switched off poses no threat, inadvertently leaving a burner on can lead to unfortunate hazards for your loved ones. To mitigate such risks, certain induction hobs are equipped with safety features such as a cleaning lock, child lock, and key lock, ensuring a secure and efficient cooking environment.
 

Understanding Induction Hob Locks

 
The locking feature of your induction cooktop serves not only to prevent accidental activation of the burner but also to ensure safety and prevent accidents. Before delving into the unlocking process, it's important to keep a few key points in mind:
 
Allow the burners to cool down: Always wait for a few minutes after cooking and powering off the hob before attempting to unlock it. Moving the hob around the kitchen while it's still hot can be dangerous.

Refer to the user manual: Each model of induction cooktop from HEME comes with its own user manual that provides guidance on the locking and unlocking features. Even if you've used a different model from HEME before, it's advisable to consult the manual, as each model may have slight variations in its operation.

Maintain vigilance: While the locking mechanism adds a layer of security, it's not foolproof. Pets and children can still potentially hurt themselves or cause damage if left unsupervised in the kitchen. Always keep a close eye on them to prevent accidents.
 

How to Unlock Induction Hob

 
Cleaning Lock
 
The cleaning lock feature on the induction hob prevents the operation of all keys on the control panel for a duration of 20 seconds while the hob is powered on, allowing users to swiftly clean the appliance without any power consumption.
 
To activate or deactivate the cleaning lock:
 
  • Touch and hold the cleaning lock key until a single signal sound is heard when any cooking zone is switched on.
  • A countdown timer of 20 seconds will appear on the hob's display, during which time none of the keys on the panel, except the on/off key, will be functional.
  • Deactivation of the cleaning lock occurs automatically after 20 seconds, signaled by an audio alert.
  • Alternatively, if you wish to deactivate the cleaning lock before the countdown ends, touch and hold the cleaning lock key until touch signals are heard.
 
Child Lock
 
When the cooking zones are powered off, the child lock feature can be engaged to prevent children from activating the cooking zones. Activation or deactivation of the child lock is only possible when the cooking zones are powered off and in standby mode.
 
To activate or deactivate the child lock:
 
  • Activate the child lock by simultaneously touching and holding the cleaning lock key and the stop and go key until a single signal sound is heard.
  • Once activated, the child lock function will display an 'L' on the cooking zone display, accompanied by the appearance of a decimal point above the lock key.
  • To deactivate the child lock, simultaneously touch and hold the cleaning lock key and the stop and go key until two signal sounds are heard.
  • Upon deactivation, the 'L' indicator will blink on the cooking zone display, and the decimal point above the lock key will disappear.
 
Key Lock
 
To prevent accidental changes to the hob functions while the appliance is in operation, you have the option to activate the key lock feature.
 
Activating or deactivating the key lock:
 
  • Press and hold the cleaning lock key and the stop and go key simultaneously until a single signal sound is heard. This action will activate the key lock, indicated by the appearance of a decimal point above the lock key.
  • The key lock can only be activated while the hob is in operation mode. When the key lock is active, only the on/off button will remain functional. If you turn off the hob while the keys are locked, you'll need to deactivate the key lock before you can switch the hob on again.
  • To deactivate the key lock, press and hold the cleaning lock key and the stop and go key simultaneously until two signal sounds are heard. At this point, an 'L' will blink on the cooking zone display, and the decimal point above the lock key will disappear.
 

Locked Induction Hob Causes and Solutions

 
If your induction hob's touchscreen isn't responding correctly, it could be the result of residue on the surface of the hob. Cleaning the hob with a specialized detergent and a microfiber cloth is usually enough to resolve the issue. There are also some induction hob models that feature child safety features, also referred to as button locks. Please be aware that it's possible that your hob may have been unintentionally activated by this lock if it fails to power on. To unlock it safely, refer to the instructions in the user manual.

There is also the possibility that the hob will not be able to detect the type of cookware you are using. Make sure you use iron or stainless steel cookware, or consider using an adapter between the cookware and the hob. If the controls remain unresponsive and your hob seems stuck, you can try disconnecting the power for approximately 30 minutes. Upon reconnecting the power to the hob, then try using it again. Generally, a simple reset will resolve any lingering issues that you may encounter.

If you're still having trouble unlocking the hob no matter how hard you try, you can contact the manufacturer's customer service department for assistance and guidance.
 

Conclusion

 
Unlocking your induction hob is a simple yet essential skill for any home chef. By following the steps outlined in this guide and staying patient, you'll be able to unlock your hob with ease and get back to cooking your favorite meals in no time. Don't let a locked hob stand in the way of your culinary adventures – unleash your cooking potential today!
 

Related Products

 
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