Using the Panini grill (closed position) The Panini grill knob (5) has 4 settings: LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH and MAXIMUM. The temperature will variety from start position 100° Celsius up to MAXIMUM 250° Celsius. These are temperatures based on a closed grill and without any food on it. Make sure you open the grill by grabbing the plastic part of the handle (2). The cover and the metal parts can be very hot. The Panini grill is extremely useful for grilling sandwiches and bread. Panini is a Italian word for grilled sandwich. For example you can take two slices of bread and in between you put different ingredients like meat or cheese. Put this on the lower plate then close the grill with the upper flat plate and press it a little, so the slices and the ingredients become warm. Besides the sandwiches you can also bake hamburgers e.g. when the appliance is in closed position. For meat you have to use the griddle knob (3) This will go more fast then when using the open/ flat position. When you want the grilling motif on both sides you have to turn the bread/ meat. Cleaning Make sure the appliance is totally cooled down before cleaning. Turn the selector knob (4) to the off position, the grill and griddle knob to the starting position and wait for about 30 minutes. The plates (6&8), drip cups (11) and the grill cleaner (12) are suitable for the dishwasher. You can remove the plates from the grill by pushing the buttons on the side (7&9). The other parts of the grill can be cleaned with an damp cloth. Guidelines for protection of the environment This appliance should not be put into the domestic garbage at the end of its useful life, but must be disposed of at a central point for recycling of electric and electronic domestic appliances. This symbol on appliance, instruction manual and packaging puts your attention to this important issue. The materials used in this appliance can be recycled. By recycling used domestic appliances you contribute an important push to the protection of our environment. Ask your local authorities for information regarding the point of recollection.