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maintenance technical assistance in the event of failures or breakdowns of the machine or any part of the same menikini recommends contacting the dealer or the nearest technical service centre where items will be repaired using menikini original spare parts contents contents page 1 disposal introduction 2 general information 4 manufacturer 4 description of appliance and accessories 4 control elements 4 safety 6 general safety instructions 6 use of the machine 7 unpacking the machine 7 use 7 ironing 8 cleaning and maintenance 9 water shortage 9 maintenance 10 instructions for maintenance 10 problems and solutions 11 after ironing 11 technical assistance 12 disposal 12 important the use of non-genuine spare parts by technicians not authorised by menikini or any attempt of repair carried out by non-authorised people will immediately make the warranty void and/or release menikini of any liability for possible damage to people animals or things any product or packing bearing the symbol above cannot be regarded as a normal household waste and should be segregated and delivered to an agreed collection and recycling centre for waste electrical and electronic appliances by disposing of this product in the recommended way you will contribute to avoid potential negative consequences that could result from an improper disposal of the product for more information on the recycling of this product address to the municipal office the local waste disposal centre or the shop where you bought the product attention immediately after you decide to dispose of the machine cut the power cord no part of this publication may be reproduced stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written permission from menikini s.r.l pictures descriptions references and technical data in this manual are indicative and not binding in pursuing a policy of constant quality improvement menikini s.r.l reserves the right to effect changes at any time without undertaking to update this manual every time © copyright 2005 menikini s.r.l all rights reserved 12 use and maintenance giotto 300 3rd ed 11/2005 use and maintenance giotto 300 3rd ed.11/2005 1


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introduction dear client thank you for having chosen a menikini product by buying this product you showed confidence in us and we are committed to supply you a high quality performing and long lasting machine we strongly believe that life quality also relies on our house and time thus we always aim at designing building and supplying appliances that make your house clean and a place of wellbeing before using the appliance you bought we recommend performing some simple operations that will ensure you the greatest safety check the packing of the machine and make sure it is intact and has not been tampered with in particular make sure the label sealing the packing is intact check that the packing contains all the components envisaged and that they are in good conditions with no trace of tampering if not please contact your nearest dealer or service centre as soon as possible menikini will replace any damaged material or supply any missing part carefully read these instructions before turning on the machine by doing so you will discover all the functions of the machine you bought and you also will use it in safety conditions maintenance problems and solutions important carefully read this manual in order to prevent wrong operations it is also important to follow the instructions since menikini accepts no responsibility for damage to people or things deriving from an improper use of the machine incompetence incautiousness or negligence and from the lack of compliance with the instructions provided in this manual the pictures shown in this manual are indicative and useful to better explain the running safety instructions and maintenance operations of the machine menikini reserves the right to effect changes to its machines as a result of its constant search for performance optimisation the machine does not work the plug is not connected the main switch does not turn on no electricity the iron does not work connect the plug press on the switch check the power supply check that the adjustment knob of the thermostat is on the correct position close the cap contact menikini service centre steam flows out of the cap water on the floor with the appliance connected to the mains the switches on the control panel don t turn on with the machine turned on there is no steam production once the pressure has been relieved the safety cap cannot be unscrewed close the drain plug contact menikini service centre attention this manual is an integral part of the machine kit therefore it must be carefully kept within reach and consulted in case of doubt or anytime the need arises if the machine is given to a third party even only if it is lent out the manual will have to be handed out together with the machine specifying to the new user to carefully read its content before going on with any operation contact menikini service centre press on the button on the cap after ironing turn offf the boiler switch c relieve any steam from the boiler turn off the main switch a unplug the power cord from the wall outlet let the appliance cool down store the appliance locking the iron with the special elastic strap 9 if the appliance will not be used for a long time empty the boiler according to the instructions in paragraph descaling 2 use and maintenance giotto 300 3rd ed 11/2005 use and maintenance giotto 300 3rd ed.11/2005 11


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maintenance instructions for maintenance introduction in drawing up this manual three different degrees of potential risk have been found corresponding to the following symbols caution let the appliance cool down before proceeding with descaling caution this signal word indicates a potentially hazardous situation exists which if not avoided may result in injury descaling every 100 or 200 hours according to water hardness unplug the power cord from the wall outlet fill the boiler with tap waterwithout adding any other products such as a scale remover hold the appliance in the vertical position and shake it energetically to remove hard water deposits unscrew the drain plug under the boiler fig 2 using the spanner built in the safety cap 2 collect any water flowing out of the boiler rinse with tap water several times until the water that flows out of the boiler does not contain any impurities re-tighten the drain plug under the boiler fig 2 attention this signal word alerts of situations or troubles which can affect the machine efficiency important this signal word draws the attention to important information which do not involve the people s safety or the machine efficiency external cleaning of the appliance the external part of the appliance should be cleaned with a damp cloth never use steam and never immerse the appliance in water 10 use and maintenance giotto 300 3rd ed 11/2005 use and maintenance giotto 300 3rd ed.11/2005 3


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general information manufacturer menikini srl strada per castelletto 19/21 20080 albairate mi italy use of the machine cleaning and maintenance the machine is built with extremely reliable technologies and components therefore it does not require any special maintenance a careful use and strict compliance with these instructions are the best way to keep the machine running to maximum efficiency menikini recommends keeping the appliance clean for a long-lasting and troublefree operation from time to time when the iron is cold clean it with a damp cloth and dry it from time to time clean the soleplate with a product for metal care that should not contain abrasive agents then remove the cleaning product with care water shortage an intermittent sound and/or the light indicator e warn that the water tank is running dry proceed as follows turn off the boiler green switch c eliminate any residual steam from the boiler by pressing button 6 on the iron turn off the main switch a unplug the power cord from the wall outlet loosen with caution the safety cap 2 and relieve any residual steam remove the safety cap 2 fill with water as indicated in paragraph filling the boiler plug the power cord into the wall outlet and proceed as explained in paragraph use description of appliance and accessories 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ironing system safety cap child-proof safety cap on request carrying handle control elements iron steam switch temperature light indicator temperature selector iron support locking strap caution always let the appliance cool down after use place the iron on the special support and lock it with the eleastic strap 9 provided 10 funnel caution child-proof safety cap on request the pressure valve of the safety cap has a special unscrewing device that prevents the opening of the cap when the appliance is at pressure control elements a main switch with red built-in light indicator the light comes on when the appliance is in operation yellow pressure light indicator the light comes on when the working pressure reaches the max threshold of 2.2 bar boiler switch with green built-in light indicator the light comes on when both main switch and boiler switch are turned on audible alarm water shortage red light indicator this light comes one and the alarm d starts sounding when there is no more water in the boiler bcde 4 use and maintenance giotto 300 3rd ed 11/2005 use and maintenance giotto 300 3rd ed.11/2005 9


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use of the machine ironing the appliance should be used like a traditional steam iron plain items such as handkerchieves napkins bed sheets can be ironed by placing them one on the other connect the ironing machine to the power mains while holding the iron on the special support 8 turn on the ironing machine turn selector 7 to the temperature you wish to use synthetic fibres low temperature silk wool medium temperature cotton linen high temperature sort the items to be ironed if necessary general information attention before ironing delicate fabrics always test by ironing a hidden point such as a cuff or a flap if the iron has not been used for a long time several weeks hold it in the vertical position and press the steam button for some 30 seconds to eliminate any impurities it is advisable not to use the iron on metal items buttons zippers to avoid damage to the soleplate 5 7 6 2 3 1 10 important to release steam press button 6 on the iron handle 9 8 wait until the iron reaches the selected temperature the light on the steam button 6 will go off press the steam button 6 for some seconds to let any condensed water flow out 4 important the boiler switch c must be turned on only if you wish to steam iron debca fig 1 8 use and maintenance giotto 300 3rd ed 11/2005 use and maintenance giotto 300 3rd ed.11/2005 5


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safety general safety instructions this chapter provides a list of the general precautions for a safe use of the machine which if the need arises will be completed by specific safety instructions in the following chapters never open the safety cap when the appliance is at pressure before connecting the appliance to the mains make sure the electrical rating corresponds to the values given on the data plate of the appliance do not turn on the appliance and as an additional safety measure unplug the cord if the appliance the plug or the cord are damaged the external body is visibly damaged the power cord or the steam tube are damaged the appliance has suffered from damage and you are not sure it can be used safely the appliance tight seal is defective in any of the above cases contact menikini service centre to have the damaged parts repaired or replaced use only extension cords conform with the technical rules 3 poles with earth connection during operation the iron soleplate can reach high temperatures do not touch the soleplate to prevent burns always unplug the appliance from the power socket before either filling or emptying the boiler during a work pause before any cleaning or maintenance before leaving the appliance unattended even for a few minutes do not pull the power cord to unplug the appliance and do not touch the power plug with wet hands do not shift or move the appliance by pulling its power cord keep the appliance out of the reach of children never expose the appliance to the effects of weather nor to direct jets fo water do not use water or steam to clean the appliance and always store the appliance in a dry place have the appliance inspected and repaired only by menikini service centre which will use original materials and accessories use of the machine unpacking the machine upon receipt of the machine check that the package is in perfect condition check that the package contains all the components and accessories that should be supplied with the machine use filling the boiler place the appliance on a horizontal stand remove the elastic strap blocking the iron 9 unscrew the safety cap pour water into the boiler important keep the packaging for any intervention under warranty important the boiler has a 2-lt capacity corresponding to an autonomy of more than 3 hours if you intend to use the iron for shorter periods reduce the amount of water caution menikini accepts no responsibility for damage to the appliance due to misuse or abuse caution fill the boiler with tap water only never add detergents chemical additives or scale removers to clean the boiler refer to the maintenance paragraph caution always place the iron on the special support 8 and never leave it unattended connecting the appliance to the mains unwind the power cord connect the plug to an earthed power outlet after having checked that the electrical rating correspond to that of the appliance important the boiler switch c must be turned on only if you wish to steam iron 6 use and maintenance giotto 300 3rd ed 11/2005 use and maintenance giotto 300 3rd ed.11/2005 7



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