Out of 5 Ratings

Owner's of the Miele Cooktop KM 443 gave it a score of 3.9 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    4.0 out of 5
  • Durability

    3.8 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    4.4 out of 5
  • Performance

    3.8 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    3.6 out of 5
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Automatic pre-heat
This feature is separately available for
each burner, allowing it to reach the
desired cooking temperature quickly
without manual intervention. If the
automatic pre-heat function is selected,
the burner will heat up using its
maximum power for a pre-set time (see
table) before automatically switching to
the selected cooking temperature.
A dot will appear behind the power
setting display when this feature is
Length of pre-heating
The length of the pre-heat cycle
depends upon the cooking power that
is set. When using Settings 1 - 5, food
is usually placed in the pot before
setting it on the cooktop. To
compensate for the added mass of the
food, the preheat time is increased as
the cooking power is increased.
Settings 6 - 8 are generally used for
frying or roasting where the pan needs
to be brought up to temperature before
the food is introduced. For this reason
the pre-heat times are shorter.
Setting Approximate pre-heat time
1 1.5
2 2.5
4 5.5
6 1.5
7 2.5
8 2.5
To Turn on "automatic pre-heat":
^ Turn on the cooktop by pressing the
"s" touch control (l) until a dot
lights up above it. A "" will appear in
the display.
^ Turn on the desired burner by
pressing its "s" touch control. A "0"
will appear in its display.
Press the "$" control once. A "9" will
appear in the display.
Press the "&" control once. A "9." will
be displayed. The automatic pre-heat
feature is now selected. You now
have 1 second to select the desired
cooking temperature. If time elapses
before a temperature is set, the
"automatic pre-heat" feature will be
Use the "$" touch control to set the
desired cooking temperature. Once
the burner has stabilized at this
temperature, the dot will disappear
from the display.