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Install cooktop hi, im putting in a new cooktop, and all it had in the box was the top, not manual and nothing to clamp it down. should there be something with it to clamp it to the bench? or does it just.... sit there?

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  • Amy Wooley Jul 05, 2008

    ok, thank you very much. i would have thought it should be sealed, but as there was no booklet with it, i didnt know. i just thought for hygene reasons, incase liquid gets under the edge a bit. thank you once again, now i can go and cut the hole to fit it in...

  • goftadeh Jan 05, 2009

    the edges of cooktop are not flash with contertop-

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Most cooktops do not require clamping devices, it hangs from the counter top. Do not adhere or use caulking to secure to counter top. Some day it may require servicing and will have to be removed.

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