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  • Brand: Ariston Thermo
  • Product: Microwave
  • Model/name: MWO323
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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CHAP. 1 – GENERAL 1.1 Important safety warnings.....................................page 34
1.2 Technical data......................................................page 35
1.3 Installation and Electrical Connection.....................page 35
1.4 Accessories supplied.............................................page 36
1.5 Ovenware to use..................................................page 37
1.6 General rules / suggestions for using the oven.......page 38
CHAP. 2 – USING THE CONTROLS AND SETTING THE MODES
2.1 Setting the clock ...................................................page 39
2.2 Programming the cooking .....................................page 40
2.3 Automatic sequence for defrosting and cooking......page 42
2.4 Recalling the pre-memorised recipes
(“Automatic Functions” keys) .................................page 43
2.5 Quick Reheat .......................................................page 43
2.6 Child lock-out feature............................................page 43
2.7 Turntable stop key.................................................page 43
2.8 Function “Memotime” ...........................................page 43
CHAP. 3 – USING THE PASTA FUNCTION
3.1 Introduction..........................................................page 45
3.2 Using the cooker and setting the controls ...............page 45
3.3 Important warnings ..............................................page 48
CHAP. 4 – USING THE OVEN: SUGGESTIONS AND COOK CHARTS
4.1 Defrosting ............................................................page 49
4.2 Reheating ............................................................page 50
4.3 Cooking starters, pasta and entrees.......................page 51
4.4 Cooking meat .....................................................page 51
4.5 Cooking side dishes and vegetables ......................page 52
4.6 Cooking fish.........................................................page 53
4.7 Cooking desserts and cakes .................................page 53
4.8 Reheating/cooking using the
“Automatic Functions” keys ...................................page 54
4.9 Simultaneous cooking on 2 levels ..........................page. 55
CHAP. 4 – CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
4.1 Cleaning..............................................................pag. 57
4.2 Maintenance........................................................pag. 58
CONTENTS
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DESCRIPTION OF THE CONTROL PANEL
1. Time and mode display
2. Oven temperature display
3. FUNCTION key: mode selection
4. key: oven temperature selection
5. POWER LEVEL key: microwave power level
selection
6. key: setting the clock
7 - 8 - 9 “Automatic Functions” keys:
pre-memorised rapid cooking
10 - 11 “Pasta“ buttons
12. STOP key: interruption of cooking and
cancellation of settings
13. START key: start of cooking and rapid
reheating
14. knob: setting of time and length of cooking
15.Turntable stop key
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A
B
E
F G
H I
C
D
T
A Grill heating element
B Control panel
C Microwave outlet cover
D Turntable spindle
E Inside of door
F Low wire rack
G High wire rack
H Turntable
I Turntable support
L Rectangular grill
Spacer wire rack at medium height level that makes it possible to cook, defrost and reheat
with microwave only function, two food dishes at the same time (simultaneous insertion of
two plates or pans). Consult the instructions given on page 55.
Hatch cover
Handle
Handle
Cooker
support
Mixer
Shaft
PASTA COOKER
DESCRIPTION
Pasta container
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CHAPTER 1 – GENERAL
1.1 FOR YOUR SAFETY
Read these instructions carefully and keep for future reference.
N.B. This oven has been designed to defrost, heat and cook food in the home. It must never be used for other
purposes, modified or tampered with in any way.
1) WARNING: If the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be operated until it has been
repaired by a competent person (trained by the manufacturer or by its Customer Service).
2) WARNING: It is hazardous for anyone other than a competent person to carry out any service or repair
operation which involves the removal of a cover which gives protection against exposure to microwave
energy.
3) WARNING: Liquids and other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they are liable to
explode. Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs should not be heated in microwave ovens since
they may explode even after microwave heating has ended.
4) WARNING: Children should not be allowed to play with the appliance or tamper with its controls. Do not
allow children near the oven when it is in operation, as this may result in severe burns.
5) Do not attempt to operate the oven with the door open by tampering with the safety devices.
6) Do not operate the oven if objects for any kind get stuck between the front panel of the oven and the door.
Always keep the inside of the door (E) clean, using a damp cloth and non-abrasive detergents. Do not
allow dirt or remains of food to accumulate between the front panel of the oven on the door.
7) The following warnings must be observed when the door is open: Do not place heavy objects on the door
or pull the handle downwards any further as the appliance may tip over. Never place hot containers or
pans (e.g. just taken off the stove) on the door.
8) If the power cable becomes damaged, this must be substituted only by specialised personnel authorised or
by the manufacturer.
9) If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug the appliance and KEEP THE DOOR CLOSED in order to stifle
any flames.
10) Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens. In order to avoid overheating and the con-
sequent risk of fire, it is advisable to supervise the oven when cooking food in disposable containers made
of plastic, cardboard or other inflammable materials, and when heating small quantities of food.
11) Never place the turntable in water after it has ben heated for a long time. The high thermal shock result-
ing would break the turntable.
12) You must not either preheat or operate the microwave oven in any way without food in the oven. Sparking
can occur if you were to ignore this warning.
13) Before using this oven, make sure that the utensil and containers chosen are suitable for microwave oven
use (see the section on "Glassware and Similar Items").
14) When heating liquids (water, coffee, milk, etc.) it is possible that the contents may suddenly start to boil and
spill violently as a result of delayed boiling, causing scalding. To avoid this happening, you should place a
heat-resistant plastic spoon or a glass rod in the container before starting to heat liquids. Anyway, care
should be taken when handling the container.
15) Do not heat spirit with a high alcohol content, nor large quantities of oil, as these could catch fire !
16) The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars should be stirred or shaken and the temperature should
be checked before consumption in order to avoid burns. It is also advisable to stir or shake the food in
order to ensure that it has an even temperature.
When using commercially available bottle sterilisers, before turning the oven on, ALWAYS make sure the
container is filled with the quantity of water indicated by the manufacturer.
When the oven is used for the first time it is possible that, for a period of approx. 10 minutes, it may
produce a “new” smell and a small amount of smoke. This is only a result of protective substances
applied to the heating element.
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1.2 TECHNICAL DATA
ENERGY CONSUMPTION ventilated oven only function (CENELEC HD 376 norms)
To reach 200°C 0,35 kWh
To maintain a temperature of 200°C for an hour 1,15 kWh
Total consumption 1,5 kWh
• OUTPUT POWER - MICROWAVE: 1000 W (IEC705)
For additional data, consult the data plate placed on the front side of the appliance.
This appliance complies to E.E.C. directive no. 89/336 and 92/31 regarding Electromagnetic
Compatibility, and to directive 89/109/E.E.C. regarding materials which come into contact with food.
OUTPUT POWER
ONLY FOR SOME MODELS: The microwave output power is also indicated inside this
simbol, placed on the door.
(ONLY FOR U.K.) The letter indicates the heating category to which your oven
belongs: some pre-cooked food packages (frozen or chilled) give heating instructions
corresponding to the various categories. Follow those instructions related to the cate-
gory indicated for your oven.
1.3 INSTALLATION AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
1) Remove all the accessories and wash them.
2) Clean the inside with a soft, damp cloth.
3) Check that there is no damage as a result of transportation, and in particular that the door opens and clos-
es properly.
4) Place the support (I) in the centre of the circular groove and fix the turntable (H) to it. The spindle (D) should
be inserted in the corresponding groove in the centre of the turntable.
5) After the installation has been performed, the power supply cable and the power socket must be easy to
access.
6) Only a qualified electrician may install or relocate a socket outlet.
7) Only connect the appliance to a power socket with a power capacity of at least 16A. Also make sure that the
main switch installed in your home has a minimum power capacity of 16A in order to avoid it suddenly trip-
ping while the oven is on.
8) Before use, check that the power supply voltage is the same as the one shown on the rating label and that
the power outlet is properly earthed: the manufacturer disclaims any liability in the event of non-compliance
with this safety regulation.
WARNING - THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
IMPORTANT
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
code:
Green and yellow: Earth
Blue: Neutral
Brown: Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as
follows:
The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter E or the earth symbol or coloured green or
green and yellow.
The blue wire must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter N
or coloured black.
The brown wire must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter L
or coloured red.
N
E
L
A) If your appliance comes fitted with a plug, it will incorporate a 13
Amp fuse. If it does not fit your socket, the plug should be cut off from
the mains lead, and an appropriate plug fitted, as below.
WARNING: Very carefully dispose of the cut off plug after removing
the fuse: do not insert in a 13 Amp socket elsewhere in the house as
this could cause a shock hazard.
With alternative plugs not incorporating a fuse, the circuit must be
protected by a 15 Amp fuse.
If the plug is a moulded-on type, the fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse using a 13 Amp Asta approved fuse to BS 1362.
In the event of losing the fuse cover, the plug must NOT be used until
a replacement fuse cover can be obtained from your nearest
electrical dealer. The colour of the correct replacement fuse cover is
that as marked on the base of the plug.
B) If your appliance is not fitted with a plug, please follow the
instructions provided below:
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (U.K. ONLY)
The microwave output power is written on the rating plate placed on the control panel (see “MICRO OUTPUT”). When
you consult the tables, always look up your oven’s output power. It will be useful also when you are consulting cook-
books intended for use with microwave ovens.
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LOW WIRE RACK
Fan Oven Only mode:
for all types of traditional cooking,
especially cakes.
HIGH WIRE RACK
Grill Only mode:
for all types of grilled food.
TURNTABLE and TURNTABLE SUP-
PORT
The turntable and its support are
used for all the modes, except for
the pasta mode.
RECTANGULAR RACK
Only for ventilated oven:
For all types of traditional cooking
in large sized rectangular casserole
dishes. Naturally, the food must be
stirred and turned during the cook-
ing process. Position this rack
directly on the bottom of the oven.
The rotating plate (H) can be left in
place. This rack cannot be used for
microwave cooking.
Combined microwave and fan
oven mode and microwave + grill:
for rapid cooking of meat, pota-
toes, some leavened cakes and
desserts and gratinéed dishes (for
example, baked lasagne).
MEDIUM WIRE RACK
Microwave-only function:
For all types of cooking on two
levels AT THE SAME TIME
(e.g., large amounts of food or
different foods).
See the instructions on page 55
PASTA COOKER and COOKER SUPPORT
Support to be used with pasta cooker only.
Note: The round metal racks supplied are protected by a special chrome plating which allows them to be used
safely in your microwave.
1.4 ACCESSORIES SUPPLIED
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1.5 OVENWARE TO USE
In the “Microwave Only” and “Microwave Combined” modes, all types of containers in glass (preferably Pyrex),
ceramics, china and clay may be used provided that they are undecorated and free of metal parts (i.e. gilt trim-
mings, handles, feet etc.). Heat resistant plastic containers can also be used, but only for “Microwave Only”
cooking. If you are still doubtful about using a particular container, you can perform a simple test. Place the
empty container in the oven for 30 seconds at maximum power (“Microwave Only” function).
If the container is still cold or only slightly warm, it is suitable for microwave cooking.
If it is very hot or gives out sparks, it is not suitable.
Paper napkins, cardboard trays and disposable plastic plates can also be used for short cooking times. The size
and shape of the containers must be such as to allow them to rotate properly inside the oven.
Metal, wood, cane and crystal containers are not suitable for microwave cooking.
It is worth remembering that - since microwaves heat the food, not the dish - it is possible to cook the food direct-
ly on the plate on which it is to be served. This means that you do not need to use, and wash up, saucepans.
However, remember that heat may be transferred from the food itself to the plate, making it necessary to use an
oven glove.
If the oven has the “Fan Oven Only” or “Grill only” settings, all types of ovenware may be used.
In any case, observe the guidelines shown in the following table:
Metal
containers
Paper or
cardboard
Plastic
Silver foil
Clay
Glass-
ceramics
Pyrex
Glass
NO
YES
YES
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
NO
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES
NO
Mode: “Microwave Only”
Modes: “Combined”
Mode:
“Fan Only”
“Grill Only”
Important: Do not use this accessory with the "Grill Only", "Fan Only", "Combi
Fan" or "Combi Grill" mode as the high temperatures could cause damage.
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1.6 GENERAL RULES FOR MICROWAVE COOKING
Microwaves consist of electromagnetic radiation found in nature under the form of light waves (e.g., sunlight). Inside
the oven, these waves penetrate food from all directions and heat up the water, fatty and sugar molecules.
Heat is produced very quickly only in the food itself, whereas the container being used warms up indirectly by
means of heat given off by the heated food. This prevents food from sticking to its container, so you can use very
little fatty substance or, in some cases, no fat at all during the cooking process.
Therefore cooking in a microwave oven is considered to be healthy and good for one’s diet. And in contrast to
traditional methods, cooking in a microwave foodstuffs are less dehydrated, lose less of their nutritional value,
and retain more of their original flavour.
Basic rules for correct cooking with a microwave oven
1) In order to set cooking times correctly, remember (in referring to the charts on the following pages) that when
you increase the amount of foodstuffs the cooking temperature must likewise be proportionately increased
and vice-versa. It is important to respect the “standing” times: standing time means that period during which
the food must be left to “rest” after being cooked so as to allow an even greater spreading of the tempera-
ture within. The temperature of meat, for example, will rise about 5°-8° C. (approx. 9°-15° F.) during the
standing time. Standing times may be observed either inside or outside the oven.
2) One of the main things you must do is stir the food several times while it is being cooked. This helps make
the temperature distribution more uniform and thus shortens the cooking time.
3) It is also advisable to turn the foodstuff over during its cooking process: this applies especially for meat,
whether it is in large pieces (roasts, whole chickens, etc.) or small (chicken breasts, etc.).
4) Foods having a skin, shell or peel (e.g., apples, potatoes, tomatoes, frankfurters, fish) must be pierced
with a fork in several points so as to permit steam to escape and to prevent those items from exploding.
5) If you are preparing a large number of portions of the same food item (e.g., boiled potatoes), place those
portions in a Pyrex dish in order to have them cook in a uniform manner.
6) The lower the temperature at which a foodstuff is placed in a microwave oven, the longer the cooking time
required. Food having a room temperature will cook more quickly than food having a refrigerator tempera-
ture.
7) Always do your cooking by placing the food container in the centre of the turntable.
8) It is perfectly normal for condensation to form inside the oven and near the air outlet. To reduce such con-
densation, cover the foodstuffs with clear-sheet, wax paper, a glass lid or simply an overturned plate.
Foods having a water content (e.g., greens and vegetables) cook better when covered. The covering of food
also helps keep the oven clean on the inside. Use clear-sheet made expressly for microwave ovens.
9) Do not cook eggs in their shells: the pressure which builds up on the inside would cause the egg to explode,
even after cooking has finished. Do not heat up eggs which have already been cooked, unless they are
scrambled.
10)Do not forget to open containers which are air-tight or sealed, before heating or cooking food in the oven.
The pressure on the inside of the container would rise, causing them to explode even after cooking has fin-
ished.
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CHAPTER 2 – USING THE CONTROLS AND MODES
2.1 SETTING THE CLOCK (for key references see page 32)
• When the appliance is connected to the domestic power supply for the first time, or after a power cut, four
dashes will appear on the display (----).
In order to set the clock, proceed as described below:
Press the key (6).
(The hours flash on display 1)
1
Set the desired time by turning the
knob (14).
(The hours flash on display 1)
2
Press the key (6) again.
(The minutes flash on display 1)
3
Set the desired minutes by
turning the knob (14)
(The minutes flash on display 1)
4
Press the key (6) again.
(The display shows the time set)
5
• If you wish to change the hour on the dial once it has been set, press the key (6) before proceeding
to set the new time as described above.
• It is possible to display the current time even after starting the mode set, by pressing the key (6) (the
time is displayed for 2 seconds).
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Microwave Only
Automatic Defrosting
Combined Microwave and
Fan Oven
Combined Microwave and Grill
Fan Oven Only
Grill Only
Countdown
2.2 PROGRAMMING THE COOKING (for key references see page 32)
Press the FUNCTION key (3) (mode
selection) and select the desired
mode, which will be shown by the
corresponding indicators coming
on, on display 1. The available
modes are:
1
INDICATOR MODE SELECTED INDICATOR MODE SELECTED
Select the power level of the microwave by repeatedly pressing the POWER LEVEL (5) key, until it begins to flash
the power desired, expressed in numbers (Watt) above the display 2 (on the bottom). In order to select the power,
always refer to the tables shown in Chapter 3.
Note • it is not necessary to select any level of power for the Automatic Defrosting mode.
• in the Combined Microwave + Fan Oven mode the maximum microwave power which can be
selected is 750 Watts.
• it is possible to modify the power set even during cooking, simply by pressing the POWER LEVEL key
(5).
Set the length of cooking time, in
minutes, by turning the knob
(14).
In order to choose the length of
cooking time, always refer to the
tables shown in Chapter 3.
2
In the modes:
Microwave Only
Combined Microwave + Fan
Oven
Combined Microwave + Grill
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In the modes:
Combined microwave + fan oven
Fan oven only
4
Select the cooking temperature by repeatedly pressing the key (4) until display 2 (below) shows the
desired temperature. In order to select the temperature, always refer to the tables shown in Chapter 3.
Note • once the cooking has started, display 2 will show the increase in real temperature inside the oven.
• once the temperature set has been reached, a signal will be emitted (3 beeps). The temperature set
will then remain shown on display 2.
• it is possible to modify the power set during cooking, simply by pressing the key (4).
Start the cooking process by pressing the START key (13). The count-
down of the remaining cooking time will appear on the display 1, and
if included in the mode, the oven temperature on the display 2.
5
Note: Should the cooking process for any reason fail to start, all the settings will be automatically cancelled
after 2 minutes.
When cooking finishes, a signal is emitted (3 beeps) and the word
“END” will appear on the display. Open the door and take out the food
(the clock will appear, or if the oven is hot, the word “COOL” – see note
below).
6
Note:
• It is possible to check the progress of the cooking at any time, by opening the door and inspecting the food.
This interrupts the emission of microwaves and the oven stops working until the door is closed again and the
START key (13) is pressed.
• Should it be necessary for any reason to suspend the cooking without opening the door, you only need to
press the STOP key (12).
• In order to complete the cooking, proceed as follows:
- if the oven door is open, press the STOP key (12) once;
- if the door is closed and cooking is underway, press the STOP key (12) twice; the display will go back
to showing the clock.
• this model is equipped with an automatic cooling cycle which comes into action whenever the oven is very
hot (for example after something has been cooked for a long time). During this cycle the word “COOL” will
appear on display 1. The fans and the oven light will come on (they will go off automatically).
While the word “C
Co
oo
ol
l” is displayed, the oven will accept each commands except the “Pasta” keys.
At the end of each cooking cycle, the oven light and the cooling fan will remain in operation until the oven
door is opened.
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2.3 AUTOMATIC DEFROSTING AND COOKING SEQUENCE (for key references see page 32)
In order to programme an automatic defrosting and cooking sequence proceed as follows:
+
Set the automatic defrosting mode by
pressing the FUNCTION key (3) twice
(mode selection) . The indicator corre-
sponding to the automatic defrosting
will appear on the display.
1
Set the length of time required for
the defrosting (in minutes) by turn-
ing the knob (14).
2
Set the cooking by selecting the
desired mode with the FUNCTION
key (3) (mode selection) until the
corresponding indicators appear.
(ex. Combined microwave + fan function)
3
Adjust the length of cooking time
and, if included in the mode, the
microwave power level and the
oven temperature as shown in the
preceding paragraph (par. 2.2).
4
Press the START key (13).
The passage from defrosting to cooking will be signalled by a signal.
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2.4 RECALLING THE PRE-MEMORISED RECIPES (“AUTOMATIC FUNCTIONS” KEYS) (for key references see page 32)
Press the desired “Automatic Functions” key.
(The indicators of the length and temperature set will flash on the dis-
play and the pre-memorised mode and power level indicators will come
on.)
Refer to paragraph 4.8 in order to choose the most suitable menu.
1
Press the START key (13) in order to start cooking.
2
At the end of the time set 3 long beeps will be heard and the word
“E
EN
ND
D” will appear on the display.
3
2.5 QUICK REHEAT
This mode is very useful for heating small quantities of food or drink.
• Press the START key (13); the oven will come on for 30 seconds at full power. By pressing the
START key again the time will extend by 30 seconds intervals, up to 3 minutes.
• This mode is activated only if it is carried out within 1 minute after the food has been placed in the oven.
The Quick Reheat is also useful to complete unfinished cooking.
Once the cooking procedure has begun, the programmed time can be modified with the (14) knob to a max-
imum time limit of 60 minutes.
2.6 CHILD LOCK-OUT FEATURE
The oven is equipped with a safety device which prevents pre-set cooking times from being tampered with while
the cooking is underway, in order to avoid accidental and dangerous extensions to the cooking time which might
cause the food to burn.
To activate the safety device:
• Keep the STOP key (12) pressed down for 5 seconds.
• A short beep is emitted: from this point it will no longer be possible to alter the times during all cooking.
• In order to deactivate the safety device once it has been previously activated, keep the STOP key (12)
pressed until the beep is heard.
2.7 TURNTABLE STOP KEY
When using large sized containers/recipients (or containers with handles) that are not able to rotate, the move-
ment of the turntable can be stopped. Press the TURNTABLE STOPPER key (15), after having first set a cook-
ing function: the LED in the top right will start flashing.
After having pressed START, the LED will flash a further 5 times, and will then remain on for the entire set
time; for best results, the food should be mixed/stirred a number of times during cooking. The TURNTABLE STOP-
PER function will remain on when the oven is used again, that is until the TURNTABLE STOPPER key is pressed
again. For the microwave-only function, the maximum power available is 750W (reduced automatically by the
electronic controller when pressing the TURNTABLE STOPPER key).
2.8 “MEMOTIME” FUNCTION
This function allows for the use of the timer, with the oven NOT functioning, for up to 60 minutes.
• Press the FUNCTION key until 3 dashes appear on display 2, then select the time desired by turning the
(14) knob and start the timer by pressing the START (13) key.
• At the end, 3 beeps will sound and the “end” warning will appear on display 1.
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CHAPTER 3 - USING THE PASTA COOKER
Pasta cooking using the exclusive accessory Pasta with this oven has been analysed by sensory and chemical
tests at the University of Bologna, Italy, as confirmed by the accompanying certificate:
PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF ONGOING COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA (SITE OF CESENA)
Introduction
Object of the agreement was the comparative evaluation of pasta quality submitted to traditional cooking (in boiling water)
and cooked using the microwave equipment (Patent MI2001A002147).
Description of tested technology
During the experimental study, a microwave (MW) oven, suitable for domestic use, equipped with an originally designed
and patented container, was used to cook spaghetti samples.
The quality parameters of MW cooked pasta have been compared, using strictly standardised procedures, with similar
pasta samples obtained from traditional cooking cycles in boiling water, following the directions suggested by the pasta
producer.
Having thoroughly tested the innovative MW equipment, subjected to critical evaluation in the present study, it was possi-
ble to automatically cook pasta just by placing a well defined amount of uncooked dry pasta in the container supplied with
the oven, adding the right quantity of water (tap water or pre-heated water), and starting the oven.
Methodology
Analytical methodologies have been used to evaluate some characteristic aspects of cooked pasta as absolute values throu-
gh a comparison between MW oven cooked pasta and traditional cooked pasta, following cooking directions generally
used in both domestic and industrial cooking in catering service.
Analytical controls
Analytical evaluations were carried out in laboratory about the behaviour of pasta during cooking (water increase, weight
increase, release of starch ), instrumental test of pasta rheology and quality (superficial stickiness, firmness, colour, volume
increase, etc.), and sensorial evaluation by a trained panel test.
Furthermore, structures of samples from both MW and traditionally cooked pasta were examined by scanning electronic
microscopy (SEM).
Most of the methodologies have been chosen on the basis of national and international literature on pasta quality evalua-
tion.
To perform the comparative study was used the same batch of pasta coming from the largest pasta manufacturer in Italy.
Results
On the basis of the performed research, it has been shown that the two methods of cooking are statistically equivalent for
quality parameters, i.e. water absorption, weight increase, stickiness, firmness, colour and volume increase during cooking.
The rate of release of organic material (mainly starch) from the pasta sample into the cooking water and the rate of gela-
tinisation of starch in the samples, resulted significantly (p < 0.05) lower for MW cooked samples. These results could mean
a higher level of retention of original starch in the pasta structure.
This could be explained by the temperature profile of the cooking cycle that, in MW cooking, reaches the boiling point of
water only at the end of the cooking time.
Sensorial analysis by panel test showed that the two samples (MW and traditional cooked pasta) are not significantly dif-
ferent taking into account most of the sensory descriptors, such as firmness, superficial stickiness, sauce adhesion, etc.
Judgement on MW pasta cooking apparatus
The obtained results allow to confirm that the use of the innovative MW pasta cooking equipment, by following manufac-
ture directions, is suitable to cook a good quality pasta in a domestic environment.
In witness whereof
Prof. Marco Dalla Rosa
Visiting Professor of Food Technology Processes
Food Sciences and Technologies, University of Bologna.
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3.1 - INTRODUCTION
The pasta cooker accessory can be used to cook all types of pasta, maintaining its nutritional value.
This new and exclusive system reduces cooking time and simplifies preparation, avoiding the need to add the pasta
once the water has come to the boil, mix it during cooking or raise the cover to avoid the foam boiling over.
Before using for the first time, wash all pasta cooker accessories with water and washing up liquid or in a
dishwasher.
3.2 - USING THE COOKER AND SETTING THE CONTROLS
Remove the turntable (H) and turntable support with wheels (I) from the
oven.
1
Position the pasta cooker support as shown in the figure, inserting the three
pins into the three holes in the bottom of the cavity (the word PASTA should
face the front).
2
Insert the shaft into the hole in the bottom of the container. To lock the shaft, push upwards and rotate until
the two teeth protrude from the slots (this can be facilitated by looking from the inside of the container).
Insert the mixer into the central housing, making sure the blades are in contact with the bottom and not
raised excessively.
3
H
I
Add the pasta to the container (max. 400 g), taking care not to
exceed the L2 level on the mixer. Whole spaghetti must be positioned
in the special compartment illustrated in the figure. Make sure the
spaghetti are not raised.
4
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Level the pasta by shaking the container gently. Pour in the water (*) required to cover the pasta complete-
ly until it reaches one of the two levels (L1 or L2) on the mixer as shown in the pictures below:
5
L1
L2 The pasta is completely covered by the water at the L1 level (min).
The pasta is completely covered by the water at the L2 level (max).
RIGHT:
L1
L2
L1
L2 The pasta is not properly covered by the water.
Water level is between L1 and L2
(it must be either L1 or L2 level)
WRONG:
L1
L2
The level of water exceeds the maximum amount of water allowed for the
PASTA function (over the L2 level)
L1
L2
Remember that the level of water must ALWAYS reach either Level L1 or Level L2 and must never be between the two.
IMPORTANT:
• REMEMBER TO PUT IN THE PASTA FIRST AND THEN THE WATER.
• THE PASTA MUST BE COMPLETELY COVERED BY THE WATER OR PASTA EMERGING
FROM THE WATER COULD BE OVERCOOKED AND ASSUME A BURNT COLOUR.
Remember that pasta increases considerably in volume during cooking. If level 1 provides only minimal covera-
ge of the pasta (eg. pasta with high volume formats), you are recommended to increase the water to L2.
(*) The water may be either at room temperature (about 20°C) or hot (about 50°C).
The hotter the water, the shorter the cooking time.
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Select the cooking time written on
the pack for the pasta used (eg. 8
minutes) by rotating the
knob (14).
8
Select the key corresponding to the
water temperature - red if the
water you have added is hot
(about 50°C) or blue for water at
room temperature (about 20°C).
Set the level of water in the con-
tainer (L1 or L2) by pressing the
same key a number of times.
The lower display will show the corre-
sponding key selected (hot water or
cold water)
7
about 50°C about 20°C
Add salt (10 g. salt for each liter of water) and cover the container with the cover. Make sure the hatch is
free to open. Place inside the oven, making sure the handles are facing the door as shown in the figure.
The container must be positioned on the pasta cooker mount inserted previously (see point 2); the word
PASTA will appear on the display. Close the door.
6
L1
L2
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Press the START key (13) to
start cooking.
9
The oven will automatically calculate the TOTAL time required to heat the water and complete cooking. This will
be immediately displayed.
At the start of cooking, the mixer is stationary. It begins rotating automatically
about halfway through cooking.
One minute from the end, the oven will emit a "beep". This indicates that the time
is nearly over and you are recommended to remove the container and taste the
pasta (through door). Pay attention to the escaping steam.
If the pasta is already cooked, press the STOP key (12) to interrupt the
remaining cooking programme. If the pasta is still hard, finish cooking for the
remaining minute by pressing the START key (13).
At the end of the minute, the oven will emit three beeps and the word "End" will
be displayed. You can then remove the container to drain the pasta or check
whether it is cooked again:
If the pasta is already cooked, press the STOP key (12), drain the pasta keeping the handles firmly pressed
and sloping the container forwards and leftwards to allow the water to drain out of the holes on the left side of
the cover (see figure alongside). Remove the cover, lifting it by the handles (take care to avoid escaping steam),
remove the mixer, pour out the pasta and add the sauce. If the pasta is still not cooked to your taste, the cooking
time can be prolonged by replacing the container, closing the door ("000" will flash on the display) and setting
additional minutes by rotating the knob (14) and pressing the START key (13).
3.3 - IMPORTANT WARNINGS
When using the pasta cooker accessory, pay attention to the following:
• Take care when removing the container from the oven and draining the pasta. the plastic may seem cold, but
escaping steam could cause burns. You are recommended to use oven gloves.
• Never place the accessory above sources of heat or the oven when in operation.
• Do not cook pasta immediately after using the oven in combi or grill mode. The temperature of the oven could
be too high, thus damaging the container.
While the word “C
Co
oo
ol
l” is displayed, the oven will accept each commands except the “Pasta” keys.
• Make sure the hatch in the cover is always clean and free to open.
• The pasta cooker must be used to cook pasta according to the instructions in this book. It must never be used
for other purposes.
• Never use the pasta cooker empty without water and pasta.
• While the pasta cooker is in the oven, other modes cannot be set.
To clean the accessory, see page 57.
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4.1 DEFROSTING
• Frozen food in plastic bags, plastic film or cardboard packets can be placed directly in the oven for defrosting as
long as the packet has no metal parts (e.g. metal twist ties or staples).
• Certain foods, such as vegetables and fish, do not require complete defrosting before cooking.
• Boiled foods, stews and meat sauces defrost better and more quickly if they are stirred from time to time, turned over
and/or separated.
• Meat, fish and fruit lose a certain amount of liquid during defrosting. Defrost these foods in a bowl.
• It is advisable to separate each individual piece of meat into its own bag before putting it into the freezer. This will
enable you to save precious preparation time.
• It is important to observe the standing times immediately after defrosting, before cooking; the standing time (in min-
utes) is the length of time for which the food must be left to stand to allow the heat to continue spreading evenly in
the food.
CHAPTER 4 – USING THE OVEN: SUGGESTIONS AND COOK CHARTS
TABLE OF DEFROSTING TIMES IN “AUTOMATIC DEFROSTING” MODE
*These indications are suitable for performing the minced meat defrosting test according to Regulation 60705, Par. 13.3 (see page 2). Turn
over halfway through the set time. Place directly on the turntable.
Further information, including on other performance tests according to Regulation 60705, is given in the table on page 2.
MEAT
• Roasts (pork, beef, veal etc.)
• Steaks, chops, rashers
• Stew, goulash
• Minced
• Hamburgers
• Sausages
POULTRY
• Duck, turkey
• Whole chicken
• Pieces of chicken
• Chicken breast
VEGETABLES
FISH
• Fillets
• Slices
• Whole
• Prawns
MILK/DAIRY PRODUCTS
• Butter
• Cheese
• Cream
BREAD
• 2 medium-sized rolls
• 4 medium-sized rolls
• Sliced bread
• Sliced wholemeal bread
FRUIT
• Strawberries, plums, cherries, redcurrants, apricots
• Raspberries
• Blackberries
1 kg
200 gr
500 gr
250 gr
500 gr
200 gr
300 gr
1,5 kg
1,5 kg
700 gr
300 gr
300 gr
400 gr
500 gr
400 gr
250 gr
250 gr
200 ml
150 gr
300 gr
250 gr
250 gr
500 gr
300 gr
250 gr
19 - 21
4 - 6
10 - 12
5 - 7
10 - 12
5 - 7
6 - 8
25 - 27
25 - 27
13 - 15
8 - 10
7 - 9
8 - 10
10 - 12
8 - 10
4 - 6
5 - 7
7 - 9
1 - 2
2 - 4
2 - 4
2 - 4
8 - 10
5 - 7
3 - 5
Turn over halfway through defrosting
See note
*
Turn the poultry over halfway through
defrosting . When the standing time is over,
wash under warm water to remove any ice.
Frozen vegetables do not need to be defrost-
ed before cooking.
Turn the fish over halfway through
defrosting
Remove the silver foil or the metal parts.
Cheese should not be completely defrosted.
Respect the standing time. The cream
should be removed from its container and
placed in a dish.
Put the bread directly onto the turntable.
Stir 2-3 times
Stir 2-3 times
Stir 2-3 times
20
5
10
15
15
10
10
20
20
10
10
7
7
7
7
10
15
5
3
3
3
3
10
10
6
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
TYPE QUANTITY TIME (minutes) NOTES/SUGGESTIONS
STANDING
TIME
WIRE RACK
TO BE USED
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4.2 REHEATING
Reheating food is one of the modes in which your microwave oven displays all its usefulness and efficiency. Compared to tra-
ditional methods, using a microwave obviously saves time and therefore electricity.
• It is advisable to reheat food (especially if it is frozen) to a temperature of at least 70°C (it must be piping hot). This means
the food will not be ready to eat immediately because it is too hot!) but it will be completely sterilised.
• In order to reheat pre-cooked or frozen food, always observe the following rules:
- always remove the food from metal containers
- cover it with transparent film (of the kind suitable for microwave ovens) or grease proof paper so that all the natural flavour
is preserved and the oven will stay cleaner; the food may also be covered with a an upturned plate;
- if possible, stir or turn the food frequently in order to speed up the reheating process and to make it cook more evenly;
- follow the cooking times shown on the packet with considerable caution; remember that, under certain conditions, the
times shown must be increased.
• Frozen food must be defrosted before being reheated. The lower the initial temperature of the food, the longer the reheat-
ing time will have to be.
Note: some dishes can also easily be reheated by using the “Automatic Functions” pre-memorised recipes (see table on page
54).
TABLE OF REHEATING TIMES
TYPE QUANTITY FUNCTION POWER LEVEL
TIME
minutes
NOTES/SUGGESTIONS
100 gr
50-70 gr
125 gr
240 gr
400 gr
400 gr
300 gr
400 gr
400 gr
300 gr
400 gr
400 gr
300 gr
300 gr
400 gr
400 gr
300 gr
180 cc
150 cc
100 cc
300 cc
180 cc
150 cc
100 cc
300 cc
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
“
500
1000
1000
“
1000
“
“
“
“
“
1000
“
“
“
“
“
“
1000
“
“
“
1000
“
“
“
4 - 5
0’.10”-0’.15”
0’.15”-0’.20”
0’.30”-0’.35”
3 - 5
3 - 5
2 - 4
4 - 6
4 - 6
3 - 5
5 - 7
4 - 6
2 - 4
6 - 8
5 - 7
6 - 8
3 - 5
1’30” - 2’
1’.15” - 1’.45”
1’.15” - 1’.45”
3 - 4
1’.15” - 1’.45”
1 - 1’.30”
0’.45” - 1’.15”
2 - 3
Put in a dish. Mix the icing once.
To melt butter, add one minute.
Remove the metal top. Heat the baby’s bottle without the teat and mix it
immediately after heating to make the temperatura uniform. Check the
temperature of the contents before use. With milk at room temperature the
heating time is lower. To avoid risk of fire when using dried milk please stir
evenly. Please use already sterilized milk.
Packets of any type of pre-cooked food available in the shops, to
be reheated to 70°C. Remove the food from any metal container
and put it directly onto the plate from which it is to be eaten. For
best results the food should always be covered.
Plate of meat and/or vegetables Portions of any type of cooked
food to be reheated to 70°C. The food should be placed directly
onto the plate from which it is to be eaten and should always be
covered either with transparent film or with an upturned plate.
All kinds of pre-cooked frozen food to be reheated to 70°C
directly in the packet. For metal containers, place the food
directly onto the dish from which it is to be eaten and increase
the cooking time by a few minutes.
Remove raw food from the packets, place it in a container
suitable for microwaves and cover.
Portions of cooked frozen food to be heated to 70°C. Place the
frozen food onto the dish from which it is to be eaten and cover
it with an upturned plate or Pyrex lid. Make sure that it is
thoroughly heated in the centre; if possible, stir the food.
All drinks should be shaken after reheating to spread the tempera-
ture evenly. We recommend covering clear soup with an upturned
plate.
All drinks should be shaken after reheating to spread the tempera-
ture evenly. We recommend covering clear soup with an upturned
plate.
SOFTENING AND MELTING FOOD
• Chocolate/icing
• Butter
CHILLED FOODS (5/8°C) up to 20/30°C
• Yoghurt
• Feeding bottle
PRE-COOKED CHILLED FOODS (initial temp. 5/8°C) up to approx. 70°C
• Packet of lasagne or
stuffed pasta
• Packet of meat with rice
and/or vegetables
• Packet of fish and/or vegetables
• Plate of meat and/or vegetables
• Plate of pasta, cannelloni or
lasagne
• Plate of fish and/or rice
FROZEN FOOD TO BE REHEATED/COOKED (initial temp. -18/-20°C) up to approx. 70°C
• Packet of lasagne or
stuffed pasta
• Packet of meat with rice
and/or vegetables
• Packet of pre-cooked fish
and/or vegetables
• Packet of fish and/or raw
vegetables
• Portion of meat and/or vegetables
• Portion of pasta, cannelloni
or lasagne
• Portion of fish and/or rice
CHILLED DRINKS (5/8°C) up to approx. 70°C
• 1 cup of water
• 1 cup of milk
• 1 cup of coffee
• 1 bowl of clear soup
DRINKS AT ROOM TEMPERATURE From 20/30°C up to approx. 70°C
• 1 cup of water
• 1 cup of milk
• 1 cup of coffee
• 1 bowl of clear soup
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4.3 - COOKING STARTERS, PASTA AND ENTREES
Vegetable soups and other soups in general require less liquid because in a microwave oven evaporation is rather min-
imal. Salt must be added only at the end of cooking or during standing time as it dehydrates the food.
It is fair to say that the time needed to cook rice in the microwave oven (as indeed for pasta) is more or less equal to
that needed to cook it on a stove in the traditional manner. The advantage of preparing a risotto in a microwave oven
is that it does not need stirring continually (this only needs to be done 2 or 3 times).
4.4 - COOKING MEAT
Cooking is closely linked to the size and uniformity of the food which is to be cooked: kebabs cook faster then a roast
because they consist of smaller, more evenly-sized pieces of meat. To keep roasts, chicken and kebabs moist, it is advis-
able to add 1 or 2 cups of water at the start of cooking.
* These indications are suitable for performing the minced meat cooking test according to Regulation 60705, Para. 12.3.3.Cover the con-
tainer with clear film for microwave use. Further information, including on other performance tests according to Regulation 60705, is
given in the table on page 2.
**These indications are suitable for performing the cooking test according to Regulation 60705, Para. 12.3.6. Further information, includ-
ing on other performance tests according to Regulation 60705, is given in the table on page 2.
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
-
-
-
TIME
minutes
8
8
12
8
12-15
30
40
45
•Lasagne
•Gnocchi alla romana
•Macaroni
•Risotto
•Pizza
•Fresh Quiche Lorraine
•Frozen Quiche Lorraine
TYPE QUANTITY FUNCTION POWER
LEVEL
TEMPE-
RATURE
NOTES/SUGGESTIONS
WIRE RACK
TO USE
1100 gr
600 gr
1500 gr
300 gr.
of rice
800 gr
800 gr
550 gr
Suitable times for uncooked pasta. If the pasta is
pre-cooked, 8 minutes of Combined
MICROGRILL cooking is enough.
Avoid piling them up too heavily
The pasta should have previously been boiled separately.
The ingredients should all be placed together in
a container suitable for microwaves and covered
with transparent film (750 g of clear soup is
needed for 300 g of rice with the microwaves on
full power for approx. 10-12 minutes).
Spread the pizza on oven paper resting on a
shelf for cakes or on the detachable base of
metal baking sheet for cakes. Preheat the oven to
200°C.
Use a cake tin with a handle (the oven should be
pre-heated).
Place on the bottom of a metal baking sheet (the
oven should be pre-heated).
Low
Low
Low
None
Low
Low
Low
-
-
-
-
-
200°C
160°C
190°
+
500
500
750
750
750
500
1000
700
-
-
-
TIME
minuti
35-40
22-25
20
40
25
17-20
30-35
10-15
16-18
10-12
10-12
•Roasts (pork, beef)
•Meatloaf
•Meatloaf
•Whole chicken
•Pieces of chicken
•Kebabs
•Goulash
•Chicken breast
•Veal or pork chop
•Sausages
•Hamburgers
TYPE QUANTITY FUNCTION POWER
LEVEL
TEMPE-
RATURE
NOTES/SUGGESTIONS
WIRE RACK
TO USE
1000 gr
800 gr
900 gr
1200 gr
850 gr
600 gr
1500 gr
500 gr
3 pieces
3 pieces
3 pieces
Leave on a little fat to avoid it drying out. Do not add
much sauce.
Mix 500 g of minced beef with egg, ham, Bread crumbs,
etc. Add a touch of oil and a little white wine.
See note
*
Prick the skin to allow the fat to run off. See note
**
Stir once during cooking
Turn halfway through cooking
Cook uncovered and stir 2-3 times
Turn halfway through cooking
Preheattheovenfor3minutes.Turnthroughcooking,astheheatingelementonly
irradiates heat from the upper part of the oven.
Preheattheovenfor3minutes.Turnthroughcooking,astheheatingelementonly
irradiates heat from the upper part of the oven.
Preheattheovenfor3minutes.Turnthroughcooking,astheheatingelementonly
irradiates heat from the upper part of the oven.
Low
Low
None
Low
Low
Low
None
None
High
High
High
190°C
180°C
-
190°C
190°C
180°C
-
-
-
-
-
+
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4.5 - COOKING SIDE DISHES AND VEGETABLES
Vegetables cooked in a microwave oven preserve their colour and nutritional value better than in traditional cooking.
Wash and peel the vegetables before starting to cook.
Larger vegetables should be cut into evenly-sized pieces.
Add approx. 5 spoonfuls of water for every 500g of vegetables (vegetables which have a high fibre content require more water).
The vegetables should always be covered with transparent film.
Stir at least once halfway through cooking and add a little salt only at the end.
Warning: the cooking times in the table are purely intended as guidelines and are on the basis of the food’s weight and initial tem-
perature as well as its texture and structure.
*These indications are suitable for performing the cooking test according to Regulation 60705, Para. 12.3.4.
Further information, including on other performance tests according to Regulation 60705, is given in the
table on page 2.
TIME
minutes
TYPE QUANTITY FUNCTION POWER
LEVEL
TEMPE-
RATURE
NOTES/SUGGESTIONS
WIRE RACK
TO USE
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
-
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
500
1000
-
1000
1000
1000
500
500
750
1000
8-9
10-11
10-11
6-7
6-7
6-7
6-7
8-9
10-11
7
10
6-7
5-6
9-11
7-9
5-6
5-6
4-5
5-6
9-10
11-12
9-11
8-9
9-11
8
9
7-8
25-30
35-40
20
6-7
•Asparagus
•Artichokes
•Green beans
•Broccoli
•Brussels sprouts
•White cabbage
•Red cabbage
•Carrots
•Cauliflower
•Cauliflower in béchamel
sauce
•Celery
•Aubergines
•Grilled aubergines
•Aubergines “ parmigiana”
•Leeks
•Button mushrooms
•Onions
•Spinach
•Peas
•Fennel
•Grated tomatoes
•Peppers
•Grilled peppers
•Stuffed peppers
•Potatoes
•Roast potatoes (fresh)
•Roast potatoes (frozen)
•Potato gratin
•Courgettes
500 gr
300 gr
500 gr
500 gr
500 gr
500 gr
500 gr
500 gr
500 gr
1000 gr
500 gr
800 gr
4 slices
1300 gr
500 gr
500 gr
250 gr
300 gr
500 gr
500 gr
800 gr
500 gr
4 quarters
1400 gr
500 gr
500 gr
900 gr
1100 gr
(total)
500 gr
Cut into 2 cm pieces
It would be better to use artichoke bottoms
Cut in pieces
Separate into single “florets”
Leave whole
Leave whole
Leave whole
Cut into evenly-sized pieces
Separate into “florets”
Same cooking time as for raw cauliflower. If
pre-cooked, needs only 10 minutes with grill
in Combined mode
Separate into pieces
Cut into cubes
Preheat for 3 minutes. Turn halfway through cooking
The aubergines may be first grilled or fried
Leave whole
Leave whole and cover. No need for water
Whole if even-sized. No need for water
Cover after washing and draining
Cut into quarters
It is preferable for them to be even-sized
Cut into pieces
Preheat for 3 minutes. Turn halfway through cooking
Preferably the short, broad kind
Cut into evenly-sized pieces
Stir 2-3 times
Stir 2-3 times
See note
*
Leave whole
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
Low
None
None
High
Low
None
None
None
None
None
None
Low
None
High
Low
None
Low
Low
Low
None
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
190°C
200°C
190°C
-
+
+
+
+
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4.6 - COOKING FISH
Fish cooks very quickly and with excellent results. It can be dressed with a little butter or oil (or even left without). Cover
it with transparent film. Naturally if it has its skin, this must be scored or cut; the fillets should be arranged evenly. It is
not advisable to cook fish breaded with egg.
4.7 - COOKING DESSERTS AND CAKES
For cooking all cakes the oven must be preheated to the temperature shown in the table. Only after reaching the tem-
perature set (signalled by 5 beeps) may the cake by placed in the oven
* These indications are suitable for performing the cooking tests according to Regulation 60705, Para.
12.3.1. Further information, including on other performance tests according to Regulation 60705, is
given in the table on page 2.
** These indications are suitable for performing the cooking tests according to Regulation 60705, Para.
12.3.2. Further information, including on other performance tests according to Regulation 60705, is
given in the table on page 2.
***These indications are suitable for performing the cooking tests according to Regulation 60705, Para.
12.3.5. Remember to preheat the oven in fan only mode with the low wire rack in place. Further infor-
mation, including on other performance tests according to Regulation 60705, is given in the table on
page 2.
TIME
minutes
5-7
7-9
8-10
5-7
7-9
7-9
30
750
750
750
750
750
750
150
•Fillets
•Pieces
•Whole
•Whole
•Slices
•Prawns
•Oven cooked
TYPE QUANTITY FUNCTION POWER
LEVEL
TEMPE-
RATURE
NOTES/SUGGESTIONS
WIRE RACK TO
BE USED
300 gr
300 gr
500 gr
250 gr
400 gr
500 gr
600 gr
Cover with film
Cover with film
Cover with film
Cover with film
Cover with film
Cover with film
Add oil, a clove of garlic and drop of white wine and
water. Do not cover.
None
None
None
None
None
None
Low
-
-
-
-
-
-
190°
TIME
minutes
25-30
35-40
40
90
40
40
16
6
30
150
500
-
-
-
-
1000
1000
150
•Hazelnut cake
•Cheese cake
•Jam tart
•Plum cake
•Light sponge cake
•Walnut cake
•Egg custard
•Sponge cake
•Cake
TYPE QUANTITY FUNCTION POWER
LEVEL
TEMPE-
RATURE
NOTES/SUGGESTIONS
WIRE RACK TO
BE USED
1100 gr
1500 gr
700 gr
950 gr
700 gr
650 gr
750 gr
475 gr
710 gr
Use a heat-resistant container
Use a heat-resistant container
Use a metal cake tin
Use a rectangular mould
Use a metal cake tin
Use a metal cake tin
See note
*
See note
**
See note
***
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
Low
None
Low
Low
170°C
160°C
160°C
160°C
160°C
160°C
-
-
160°C
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4.8 - REHEATING/COOKING USING THE “AUTOMATIC FUNCTIONS” KEYS
The “Automatic Functions” keys are 3 different programmes with “pre-memorised” length of cooking time, power
level and oven temperature; they afford excellent results for the dishes described in the following table.
SUGGESTIONS
WHAT TO DO
KEY
(7)
• Press once
• Press twice
• Press 3 times
• Press 4 times
• Reheat 1 small coffee cup (50 cc) at room
temperature.
• Reheat 1 coffee cup (125 cc) starting from
room temperature.
• Reheat one large cup (200 cc) starting from
chilled
• Reheat 1 soup dish (300 cc) starting from
chilled
After reheating the liquid, stir
well to spread the
temperature evenly.
Warning: at the end of the reheating the food and the
containersi may be very hot. Use tweezers or oven gloves.
• Reheat 1 portion (250-350 g)
• Reheat 2 portions (450-550 g)
Suitable for cooked portions of
food, stored in the refrigerator on
the plate (the one from which the
food is to be eaten). In the case of
pre-cooked food products, remove
the food from any aluminium
packaging/containers and place it
on an ovenproof plate.
Warning: at the end of the reheating the food and the
containersi may be very hot. Use tweezers or oven gloves.
• Reheat 1 frozen pizza (250-500 g)
• Reheat 1 portion (250-350 g)
• Reheat 2 portions (450-550 g)
Place the pizza directly on the
low wire rack.
Place the packet on the turntable,
being careful to remove any covers
(film, bags). If the packet is not
suitable for microwaves, however,
(e.g. metal pans), remove the food
from the packet on to the serving
dish, placing it uncovered on the
turntable.
(8)
• Press once
• Press twice
(9)
• Press once
• Press twice
• Press 3 times
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4.9 - SIMULTANEOUS COOKING ON 2 LEVELS
By using the spacer wire rack at medium height with the microwave-only function, you can defrost, reheat and
cook foods at the same time, even different dishes on two levels. The special double-microwave-emission system
makes possible, in fact, a perfect distribution of energy.
When you wish to cook two food dishes at the same time, all you have to do is keep these basic rules in mind:
1) The cooking times for food dishes cooked at the same time are different from those for the cooking of single
dishes. So always consult the reference table on page 56.
2) Be careful to ALWAYS place on the MEDIUM WIRE RACK food which requires less cookig time: it will thus
be easier to remove the upper pan.
Take the grill out and finish cooking the food underneath.
3) Pay strict attention to the indications and recommendations in the tables. In particular, always check to be
sure that the food being reheated is very hot before removing it from the oven.
Potatoes
(above)
Goulash
(below)
16 min
40 min
Times for simultaneous cooking
Potatoes
Goulash
7 - 8 min
30 - 35 min
Cooking times for single dishes
Upper food dish
(less time)
Lower food dish
(more time)
Medium wire rack
Turntable
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Defrosting times
Type
Quantity
(grams)
Power
level
Minutes
• Ground meat
• Ground meat
• Chicken in pieces
• Stew
• Cauliflower
• Whole fish
• Meat, single serving
• Vegetables, single serving
• Plate of lasagne
• Plate of lasagne
• Meat, single serving
• Plate of lasagne
• Potatoes
• Potatoes
• Carrots
• Carrots
• Zucchini
• Sliced fish
• Zucchini
• Whole fish
• Whole fish
• Whole fish
• Potatoes
• Goulash
• Cabbage
• Rice
• Brussels sprouts
• Peas
500
500
500
500
450
500
150
250
500
500
150
500
500
500
500
500
475
400
475
200
200
200
500
1500
500
300
500
500
20
20
24
24
22
22
6
6
9
9
6
8
16
16
18
18
14
16
13
14
14
14
16
40
14
20
14
18
Notes
Pan
position
above
below
above
below
above
below
above
below
above
below
above
below
above
below
above
below
above
below
above
below
above
below
above
below
above
below
above
below
Turn the meat over after 10 min. When the
cooking is finished, let the meat sit for 15 min.
During the defrosting, pull the pieces apart. When
the cooking is finished, let the meat sit for 15 min.
At the end, let sit for 5 to 10 min.
At the end, let sit for 5 to 10 min.
Cover the food with plastic wrap
Cover the food with plastic wrap
Cover the food with plastic wrap
Cover the food with plastic wrap
Cover the food with plastic wrap
Cover the food with plastic wrap
Cut in equal-size pieces and cover with plastic wrap.
Cut in equal-size pieces and cover with plastic wrap.
Cut in equal-size pieces and cover with plastic wrap.
Cut in equal-size pieces and cover with plastic wrap.
Leave whole and cover with plastic wrap. After 14 min., take out the rack.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Leave whole and cover with plastic wrap. After 13 min., take out the rack.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Cut in equal-size pieces and cover with plastic wrap.
After 16 min., take out the grill. Stir 2 or 3 times.
Leave whole and cover with plastic wrap. After 14 min., take out the rack.
Cover with plastic wrap and stir 2 times
Cover with plastic wrap. After 14 min., take out the rack.
Cover with plastic wrap.
REFERENCE TABLES FOR COOKING ON TWO LEVELS
Reheating times
Type
Quantity
(grams)
Minutes Notes
Pan
position
Cooking times
Type Quantity
(grams)
Minutes Notes
Pan
position
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
Power
level
Power
level
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CHAPTER 5 - CARE AND CLEANING
5.1 - CLEANING
Always switch off at the power socket, disconnect the plug and wait for the
appliance to cool down, before any cleaning and maintenance is carried out.
The internal cavity of your oven is covered with a special non-stick finish to which
splashes and food particles do not stick, making cleaning particularly simple.
Always keep the microwave outlet cover (C) clean and free from grease and splash-
es of fat.
Do not use abrasive detergents, wire sponges and sharp metal tools when cleaning
the external surface of the oven. Also be careful to ensure that water or liquid deter-
gent does not penetrate the air and steam vent grilles on the top of the appliance.
It is also advisable not to use alcohol, abrasive detergents or ammonia-based deter-
gents to clean the internal and external surfaces of the door.
Always keep the inside of the door clean to ensure that it closes properly, so that dirt
and food residues do not become trapped between the door and the front panel of
the oven.
It is necessary to remove the turntable (H) and its corresponding support (I) periodi-
cally in order to clean them; the bottom of the oven should also be cleaned.
Wash the turntable and its support in soapy water using mild soap. They can also
be washed in a dishwasher.
Do not immerse the turntable in cold water after prolonged heating; the sudden
change in temperature would cause it to crack.
To make the cleaning of the inside of the oven easier, the upper heating element can
be lowered by turning the ceramic hook.
IMPORTANT: After cleaning, reposition and refasten the electrical element. The oven
must not be used with the element in the lowered positioned.
The turntable motor is sealed. When cleaning the bottom, you should nevertheless
take care to avoid water penetrating under the turntable spindle (D) or leaking from
the holes in the bottom of the oven (see figure).
How to clean the pasta cooker accessory.
The container, cover and mixer can be washed in a dishwasher.
You are recommended to remove the central shaft from the container.
The central shaft is fixed in the container. However, it can be removed for cleaning
by rotating it until the tongues match the relative holes and pressing lightly
downwards.
Make sure the hatch in the cover is always clean and free to rotate/open. The water
drain holes should also be kept clean.
Make sure the accessories are completely dry before repeating the cooking cycle.
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5.2 - MAINTENANCE
Before calling Service for assistance, check through the following list, there may be nothing wrong:
NOTE: The oven may be used safely even if the light bulb is not working. Contact an authorised Service Centre
for bulb replacement.
CAUSE/SOLUTION
• The door is not closed properly.
• The plug is not correctly inserted.
• No power at the socket
No power at the socket (check the fuse box)
• When food is cooked which contains water it is quite normal
for the steam which is generated inside the oven to escape and
condense inside the oven, on the cooking surface or around the
doorframe.
• Do not turn the oven on without food in Microwave and
Combined cooking modes.
• Do not use metal containers for the above cooking modes or
bags or packets with metal parts.
• Select the correct cooking mode or reduce the cooking time.
• The food has not been completely defrosted before being
cooked.
• Select the correct cooking mode or reduce the cooking time.
• Stir the food during cooking. Remember that food cooks bet-
ter when cut in evenly-sized pieces.
• The turntable does not rotate.
PROBLEM
The appliance does not work
Condensation on the work surface, inside the
oven or around the door.
Sparks inside the oven
The food does not heat or cook properly
The food burns
The food does not cook evenly
• Make sure the pasta support is correctly inserted in the bot-
tom of the oven and that the pins correspond to the relative
holes.
The container must be correctly positioned over the pasta
support.
PASTA mode cannot be set, PASTA is not
displayed
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