Most cooktops are built-in even though there are still electric freestanding cooktops. There are several steps to follow in order to properly install a hob.
Properly install your hob:Define location
It is important to study the environment of your table location, before you start cutting. The furniture or reception plan must withstand the heat. The location must be large enough, it is necessary to leave a space of 5 to 10 cm between the device and the surrounding walls. It should not be too close to appliances and the sink. A standard electrical outlet must be nearby, or a gas supply (for town gas).
Make the route
It is imperative to make a layout respecting the dimensions of the flush-mounting diagram in the installation guide. Once it is done in pencil, fix adhesive tape on the outline to prevent the worktop from chipping when cutting. Then draw the line again on the tape so that you have a clear cut line.
Properly install your hob:The cut
To facilitate cutting, first drill the corners of the cutout. Then follow the path with the jigsaw. Tip: place battens under the location to prevent it from falling at the end of the cut which could cause the edges of the plan to burst.
Properly install your hob:Plate installation
The plates are delivered with a gasket which is to be placed between the plate and the worktop. This is often self-adhesive, thus facilitating its installation. It is important to make it adhere well to the work surface in order to avoid damaging it during the installation of the plate. Place the plate gently, and aim the metal tabs under the plate in the holes provided for this purpose. Orient the mounting brackets towards the worktop then tighten.
Connect the table to the socket provided for this purpose.