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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Use the proper pan size. Select
pans having flat bottoms large
enough to cover the surface unit
heating element. The use of undersized
pans will expose a portion of the
heating element to direct contact and
may result in ignition of clothing. Proper
relationship to burner will also improve
Only certain types of glass,
glass/ceramic, ceramic
earthenware, or other glazed pots and
pans are suitable for range-top service
without breaking due to sudden change
in temperature.
Do not heat unopened food
containers. Built-up pressure may
cause the container to burst and result
in injury.
Never leave surface units
unattended at high heat settings.
Boil overs cause smoking and greasy
spillovers may ignite.
Before removing pots and pans, be
sure to turn off the burners.
Do not store items on the
appliance when not in use. Items
could melt or catch fire from residual
heat or if the cooktop is turned on
Never cover the cooktop with a
cloth. A fire could result.
Never leave the cooktop
unattended when cooking with oil
or fat. Overheated fat could ignite.
Always heat oil slowly, monitoring it as it
Do not use water on grease fires.
Smother any fire or flame, or use a
dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
When frying food, make sure that
the food is as dry as possible
before placing it in the oil. Moisture can
cause hot oil to splatter and boil over.
Do not flambé under an exhaust
hood. Flames could be drawn up
into the hood by the suction and pos-
sibly cause the grease filters to ignite.
Do not let cooking grease or other
flammable materials accumulate
on the appliance.
Be aware of loose fitting or hanging
garments when operating the
cooktop, they may present a fire
Flammable materials should not be
stored in a oven or near surface
If there is a drawer directly
underneath the appliance without
any wooden base in between, ensure
that no aerosols, combustible liquids or
other easily flammable materials are
kept in it. If cutlery inserts are to be
placed in the drawer, they must be
made of heat-resistant material.