Safety features Safety switch-off Safety switch-off with an overlong cooking time The safety switch-off mechanism is triggered automatically if one of the cooking zones is heated for an unusual‐ ly long period of time. This period of time depends on the power level selec‐ ted. Once exceeded, the cooking zone switches off and the residual heat indi‐ cators appear. The cooking zone can be operated again after it has been switched off and back on. 36 Safety switch-off if the sensors are covered Your hob will turn off automatically if one or several of the sensors remain covered for longer than 10 seconds, for example, by finger contact, food boiling over or by an object such as an oven glove or tea towel. flashes in the timer display and a buzzer sounds every 30 seconds for 10 minutes. When you remove the objects or soil‐ ing, goes out, the buzzer stops, and the hob is ready for use again.