Philips Aluminium HD4690 manual

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  • Brand: Philips
  • Product: Kettle
  • Model/name: Aluminium HD4690
  • Filetype: PDF
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General description (Fig. 1)
A	 Lid
B	 Lid release button
C	 On/off switch with bell
D	 Base
E	 Cord winder
F	 Power-on light ring
G	 Mains plug
H	 Water level indicator
I	 Spout
J	 Triple-clean anti-scale filter
Read these instructions for use carefully before using the appliance and save them for future
Check if the voltage indicated on the base of the kettle corresponds to the local mains
voltage before you connect the appliance.
Only use the kettle in combination with its original base.
Always place the base and the kettle on a dry, flat and stable surface.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for
their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
Keep the appliance and its cord out of the reach of children. Do not let the mains cord hang
over the edge of the table or worktop. Excess cord can be stored in the base of the
Keep the cord, the base and the appliance away from hot surfaces.
Do not use the appliance if the mains cord, the plug, the base or the appliance itself is
If the mains cord is damaged, it must always be replaced by Philips, a service centre
authorised by Philips or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
Do not immerse the appliance or the base in water or any other liquid.
The kettle is only meant for boiling water. Do not use it to heat up soup or other liquids or
jarred, bottled or tinned food.
Boiling water can cause serious burns. Be careful when the kettle contains hot water.
Never fill the kettle beyond the maximum level indication. If the kettle has been overfilled,
boiling water may be ejected from the spout and cause scalding.
Do not open the lid while the water is boiling. Be careful when you open the lid immediately
after the water has boiled: the steam coming out of the kettle is very hot.
Avoid touching the body of the kettle, as it gets very hot during use.
Always lift the kettle by its handle.
Always make sure the water in the kettle at least covers the bottom of the kettle to prevent
the kettle from boiling dry.
Some condensation may appear on the base of the kettle.This is perfectly normal and does
not mean that the kettle has any defects.
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Depending on the hardness of the water in your area, small spots may appear on the heating
element of your kettle when you use it.This phenomenon is the result of scale build-up on
the heating element and on the inside of the kettle over time.The harder the water, the
faster scale will build up. Scale can occur in different colours.Although scale is harmless, too
much scale can influence the performance of your kettle. Descale your kettle regularly by
following the instructions given in the chapter ‘Descaling’.
Electromagnetic fields (EMF)
This Philips appliance complies with all standards regarding electromagnetic fields (EMF). If handled
properly and according to the instructions in this user manual, the appliance is safe to use based on
scientific evidence available today.
Boil-dry protection
This kettle is equipped with boil-dry protection.This device will automatically switch the kettle off if
it is accidentally switched on when there is no water or not enough water in it.The on/off switch
will stay in ‘on’ position, but the power-on light ring will go out. Set the on/off switch to ‘off’ and let
the kettle cool down for 10 minutes.Then lift the kettle from its base to reset the boil-dry
protection.The kettle is now ready for use again.
Before first use
	1		Remove stickers, if any, from the base or kettle.
	2		Place the base on a dry, stable and flat surface.
	3		You can adjust the length of the cord by turning the cord winder clockwise to make it
shorter or anticlockwise to make it longer (Fig. 2).
Before using the kettle for the first time:
	4		Rinse the kettle with water.
	5		Fill the kettle with water up to the maximum level and let it boil once (see ‘Using the
	6		Pour out the hot water and rinse the kettle once more.
Using the appliance
	1		Open the lid by pressing the lid release button (Fig. 3).
	2		Fill the kettle with water (Fig. 4).
You can fill the kettle either through the spout or through the open lid.
	3		Close the lid.
Make sure that the lid is properly closed to prevent the kettle from boiling dry.
	4		Place the kettle on its base.
	5		Put the plug in the wall socket.
	6		Set the on/off switch to ‘on’ (Fig. 5).
The power-on light ring goes on and the kettle starts heating up.
The kettle switches off automatically when the water has reached boiling point.You will hear
a bell and the light ring goes out.
Cleaning and descaling
Always unplug the appliance before cleaning it.
Do not use any abrasive cleaning agents, scourers etc. to clean the kettle.
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Never immerse the kettle or its base in water.
Cleaning the kettle
	1		Clean the outside of the kettle with a soft, damp cloth moistened with warm water and
some mild cleaning agent.
Cleaning the filter
Scale is not harmful to your health but it may give your drink a powdery taste.The triple-clean
antiscale filter prevents scale particles from ending up in your drink and has a mesh that attracts
scale from the water. Clean the anti-scale filter regularly.
The triple-clean anti-scale filter can be cleaned as follows:
	1		Take the filter out of the kettle.
	2		Slide the basket off the filter and take the stainless steel mesh out of the basket.
	3		Clean the mesh by squeezing and rotating it under a running tap.
	4		Gently clean the filter with a soft nylon brush.
You can also leave the filter in the kettle when descaling the whole appliance (see ‘Descaling the
You can also take the filter out of the kettle and clean it in the diswasher.
	5		After cleaning the filter under the tap or in the dishwasher, put it back into the kettle by
sliding it behind the brackets.
Descaling the kettle
Regular descaling will prolong the life of the kettle.
In case of normal use (up to 5 times a day), the following descaling frequency is recommended:
Once every 3 months for soft water areas (up to 18 dH).
Once every month for hard water areas (more than 18 dH).
	1		Fill the kettle with water up to three-quarters of the maximum level and bring the water to
the boil.
	2		After the kettle has switched off, add white vinegar (8% acetic acid) to the maximum level.
	3		Leave the solution in the kettle overnight.
	4		Empty the kettle and rinse the inside thoroughly.
	5		Fill the kettle with clean water and boil the water.
	6		Empty the kettle and rinse it with clean water again.
Repeat the procedure if there is still some scale in the kettle.
You can also use an appropriate descaler. In that case, follow the instructions on the package of the
You can easily store the cord by turning the cord winder in the bottom of the base
clockwise (Fig. 6).
You can buy replacement filters for your kettle from your Philips dealer or a Philips service centre.
The table below indicates which filters are suitable for your electric kettle.
If the kettle, the base or the mains cord of the appliance is damaged, take the base or the kettle
to a service centre authorised by Philips for repair or replacement of the cord to avoid a hazard.

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Kettle type Filter type
HD4690 HD4986
Do not throw the appliance away with the normal household waste at the end of its life, but
hand it in at an official collection point for recycling. By doing this you will help to preserve
the environment (Fig. 7).
Guarantee & service
If you need information or if you have a problem, please visit the Philips website at
or contact the Philips Customer Care Centre in your country (you will find its phone number in the
world-wide guarantee leaflet). If there is no Customer Care Centre in your country, turn to your
local Philips dealer or contact the Service Department of Philips Domestic Appliances and Personal
Care BV.

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