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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Do not install the cooktop directly
above a dishwasher, refrigerator or
freezer. Heat radiated by the cooktop
may damage other appliances.
If the cooktop is installed above an
oven, keep the cooktop’s power
cord from contacting the oven.
Because of the heat radiated it is
not recommended to install the
cooktop above a drawer. It should only
be installed above a cabinet base unit
with a dummy drawer front and an
additional protective base between the
appliance and the cabinet.
This equipment has not been
designed for maritime use or for
use in mobile installations such as
aircraft or recreational vehicles.
However, under certain circumstances
it may be possible for an installation in
these applications. Please contact the
nearest Miele Dealer or the Miele
Technical Service Department with
specific requirements.
Do not use the appliance until it is
properly installed in the countertop.
This appliance is equipped with an
overheating protection. For more
information, see "Overheating
Never use the appliance to warm
or heat the room. Due to the high
temperatures radiated objects left near
the appliance could catch fire.
Protection from damage
Do not drop or rest anything on the
surface of the cooktop. Although
the ceramic glass is shock and scratch
resistant, it is not shock or scratch
Do not use pots or pans with
pronounced edges or ridges on
the ceramic cooktop. These could
scratch the cooktop permanently. See
also, "Selecting cookware" for more
information. Grains of salt and sand can
also scratch. Make sure that the bases
of any pots and pans are clean, free of
any fat or oils and dry.
Do not allow solid or liquid sugar,
pieces of plastic or aluminum foil to
fall on the cooking zones when they are
hot. If these residues are allowed to
cool on the ceramic surface pitting or
even cracking could occur.
Any spills should be removed as
quickly as possible to prevent them
from burning on and becoming difficult
to remove.
Do not use a steam cleaner to
clean the appliance. Steam could
penetrate electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
Never place hot pots or pans over
the touch controls, as the
electronics may be damaged.