Some Siemens cooktops are designed with a safety feature that allows you to lock the cooktop, preventing the burners from turning on. This is particularly convenient if you plan to clean your appliance or if you have children at home. In addition, if your pets walk across your counters, you might benefit from this safety feature. Depending on your cooktop model, you may have to lock it in one of a few ways.
Important Safety Considerations
Before you attempt to make any changes to your Siemens cooktop, you should be sure that all burners are powered off and that they are no longer hot. If you have recently cooked something on one of the burners, you should move it elsewhere before manipulating the lock feature.
Check your owner's manual for specifics about turning the lock feature on or off on your cooktop. New models are often made slightly differently than older ones, so be sure you know how to correctly approach a cooktop change before making alterations to its settings.
Even with a cooktop lock, ranges and ovens can be extremely dangerous to children or pets. Don't rely on the lock to keep your little ones and furry friends safe. Keep kids and pets out of the kitchen whenever possible and teach children about the dangers of fires and burns.
Siemens Stovetop Lock
The Siemens hob lock (another way of saying cooktop lock) can be activated fairly simply, according to the Siemens Hobs Instruction Manual. On many models, this can be done by first turning on the main switch, which will activate the cooktop. Then, set all hotplates to setting 2. Switch the hotplates off one at a time from left to right, ensuring you don't miss any.
Next, hold the main switch for at least five seconds. After that time, you should hear a signal sound. This will indicate that the safety lock has been activated. (Note that "hob" is a word commonly used in British English to refer to a cooktop.)
To unlock the cooktop, you can follow this process in reverse, by first holding down the main switch. Once the signal sounds, you should be able to turn the burners back on. The lock will be off.
Siemens Schott Ceran Unlock
If you have a Siemens Schott Ceran cooktop, you can lock and unlock it, as well. You can lock the cooktop by pressing and holding the key touch button. Hold this down for 10 seconds and the lock should turn on.
To unlock the cooktop, follow the same procedure in the reverse. Hold the same button down for 10 seconds, then try to turn on the cooktop. You should be able to do so now because the cooktop is unlocked.
Never test a cooktop to see whether it is locked or unlocked by placing your hands on it or on a burner. Instead, place a pot of water on the cooktop to see whether it starts to heat as it should. Even seconds after turning on, many induction cooktops can become extremely hot and could cause burns.
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