Miele H 4050 BM manual

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  • Brand: Miele
  • Product: Microwave
  • Model/name: H 4050 BM
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German, Dutch

Table of Contents

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Operating instructions
Microwave combination oven
H 4050 BM, H 4060 BM
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance, it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the first time.
G
M.-Nr. 06 230 161
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Description of the appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Cleaning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Selecting a language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Heating up for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Minute minder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
To alter the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Modes of operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Operating modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Microwave function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Traditional oven functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Fan plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Auto roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Fan grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Combination programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Operating sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Programming cooking times. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Automatic programmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
User programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Suitable containers for microwave ovens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Material and shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Testing dishes for their suitability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
A cover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Defrost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Chart for defrosting food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Reheat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Chart for reheating food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Chart for cooking, browning and crisping food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
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Defrosting and Reheating / Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Chart for grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Roasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Using the roast probe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Roasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Chart for roasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Baking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Baking chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Oven interior and inside of the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Appliance front and control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Electrical connection IRL, U.K., ZA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Electrical connection AUS, NZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Miele{home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
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Control panel
aON/OFF switch
bDisplay
cFunction selector with turn and press
mechanism
Oven interior
dGrill element
eOven interior lighting
fConnection socket for the roast
probe
gThree shelf levels
hOven door
Description of the appliance
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Accessories supplied
Glass tray
The glass tray is suitable for use with all
cooking functions.
Combi rack for use with the glass
tray
The combi rack must always be used
with the glass tray.
It can be used either way up to vary the
height between it and the grill element
and depending on the cooking function
and type of food being cooked.
The combi rack is designed to be
compatible with microwaves.
However, it must not be placed
directly on the stainless steel floor of
the oven, as this could cause arcing
to occur.
Boiling rod
When heating liquids, the boiling rod
provided should always be placed into
the container. It helps liquids to heat
evenly.
Roast probe
The roast probe enables the roasting
process to be monitored simply and
reliably. See "Roasting with the Roast
probe" for details.
Optional accessories
Miele{home
The Miele|home system gives you the
ability to call up your appliance at any
time to check information, e.g. about a
programme which is in progress
(temperature, delay start time, time
remaining ....).
You will need a Miele|home master
appliance (e.g. the Miele|home
InfoControl) and your appliance must
be fitted with Communication module
(XKM).
Description of the appliance
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This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Improper use can present a risk of
both personal injury and material
damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance please
read these instructions carefully
before installation and before using
it for the first time. They contain
important notes on installation,
safety, operation and care of the
appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
Correct use
The appliance is intended for
domestic use only: to cook food,
and in particular to defrost, reheat,
cook, bake, roast and to grill. Any other
usage is not supported by the
manufacturer and could be dangerous.
The manufacturer is not liable for
damage resulting from incorrect or
improper use of the appliance.
Never use the appliance to store or
dry items which could ignite easily.
Moisture evaporates. Fire hazard.
The use of the appliance by the
elderly or infirm or those who have
not used the appliance before should
be supervised by a competent and
responsible person to avoid the risk of
injury.
This appliance is not a toy! To
avoid the risk of injury, keep
children well away and do not let them
play with it or use the controls. They will
not understand the potential dangers
posed by it. They should be supervised
whenever you are working in the
kitchen.
Older children may use the
appliance only when its operation
has been clearly explained to them and
they are able to use it safely,
recognising the dangers of misuse.
Technical safety
If the connection cable is
damaged, the new cable must be
fitted by a Miele approved service
technician.
Do not use the microwave function
of the appliance if
- the door is warped,
- the door hinges are loose,
- holes or cracks are visible in the
casing, the door, the door seal or the
oven interior walls.
Operating the appliance with this type
of damage will result in microwave
leakage and present a hazard to the
user.
Never open the casing of the
appliance.
Tampering with electrical connections
or components and mechanical parts is
highly dangerous and can cause
operational faults or electric shock.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Before connecting the appliance,
make sure that the connection data
on the data plate (voltage and
connected load) match the mains
electricity supply. This data must
correspond in order to avoid risk of
damage to the appliance. Consult a
qualified electrician if in any doubt.
Do not connect the appliance to
the mains electricity supply by an
extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between it
and an effective earthing system which
complies with local and national safety
regulations. It is most important that this
basic safety requirement is present and
regularly tested and where there is any
doubt, the household wiring system
should be inspected by a qualified
electrician. The manufacturer cannot be
held liable for the consequences of an
inadequate earthing system (e.g.
electric shock).
The appliance must be built in
before operation to ensure that no
electrical components are accessible.
Installation work and repairs may
only be carried out by suitably
qualified and competent persons in
accordance with local and national
safety regulations. Repairs and other
work by unqualified persons could be
dangerous and the manufacturer will
not be held liable.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
appliance until after maintenance or
repair work has been carried out.
This equipment may only be
installed in mobile installations
such as ships, caravans, aircraft etc. if
a risk assessment of the installation has
been carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– the mains fuse is disconnected,
– or the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable),
– or it has been switched off at the
isolator or at the wall socket and the
plug has been withdrawn.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Use
General notes
Always ensure that food is
sufficiently cooked or reheated.
Many factors will affect the overall
cooking time, including the size and
amount of food, its initial temperature,
changes to recipe and the shape and
size of cooking container.
Some foods may contain
micro-organisms which are only
destroyed by thorough cooking,
therefore when cooking or re-heating
foods, e.g. poultry, it is particularly
important that food is fully cooked
through (at temperatures of over 70°C
for more than 10 minutes). If in doubt
select a longer cooking or reheating
time.
It is important that the heat is allowed to
spread evenly throughout the food
being cooked. This can be achieved by
stirring and/or turning the food, and by
observing a sufficiently long standing
time, which should be added to the
time needed for cooking, reheating or
defrosting.
Always remember that cooking
times using microwave power are
usually considerably shorter than with
traditional methods of food preparation
(Fan plus, Auto roast, Grill, Fan Grill).
Excessively long cooking times can
lead to food drying out and burning, or
could even cause it to catch fire. Do not
use the microwave function to dry
breadcrumbs, flowers, herbs, grain etc.
Use the Fan plus function for this type
of procedure, and do not leave the
oven unattended.
Do not use the microwave function
to heat up cushions or pads filled
with cherry kernels, wheat grain,
lavender or gel, such as those used in
aromatherapy. These pads can ignite
when heated even after they have been
removed from the appliance.
Exercise caution when cooking or
reheating food with a high sugar
content, e.g. Christmas pudding. If
heated for too long the sugar may
caramelise or ignite. Always ensure that
this type of procedure is supervised.
Do not use full power to warm
empty dishes. The lack of food or
incorrect loading could cause damage
to the appliance.
Do not leave the oven unattended
when cooking with oils and fats as
these can be a fire hazard if allowed to
overheat.
If smoke occurs in the oven, to
avoid fuelling any flame do not
open the oven door. Switch the
appliance off by pressing the ON/OFF
selector, switch off at the mains socket
and remove the plug from the socket.
Do not open the oven door until the
smoke has dispersed.
Only use the Miele roast probe
supplied with this appliance.
If a replacement is necessary it can be
obtained from the Miele Spare Parts
Department or your Miele dealer.
Warning and Safety instructions
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When not in use do not leave the
roast probe in the oven, especially
when grilling.
The high temperatures used for grilling
could cause plastic components on the
roast probe to melt.
Never heat undiluted alcohol in the
oven as this can easily ignite.
Do not heat up tins in the
appliance. Pressure can build up
and they may explode, resulting in
injury or damage.
Cover any food which is left in the
oven to be kept hot, as moisture in
the food could lead to corrosion
damage in the oven. This also prevents
the food from drying out.
Try to avoid the interior walls being
splashed with food or liquids
containing salt. If it does happen wipe
these away thoroughly, to avoid
corrosion on the stainless steel
surfaces.
If you wish to leave food in the
oven after cooking, e.g. to take
advantage of the residual heat, do not
turn the oven off. Simply select the
lowest temperature, and leave the
function at the position set.
Do not switch the appliance off until the
food has been removed. Otherwise,
moisture in the oven could lead to
condensation forming on the control
panel and surrounding kitchen furniture
and drops of moisture collecting under
the worktop.
Condensation can:
– damage the housing unit / worktop.
– lead to moisture damage in the oven.
The glass tray and the combi rack
take a maximum load of 8 kg.
Exceeding this weight limit can cause
them damage.
Do not lean or sit on an open oven
door, or place heavy items on it.
This could damage the appliance. The
oven door can support a maximum load
of 8 kg.
Never place a hot glass tray (or
any other hot cooking containers)
on a cold surface, such as a tiled or
granite worktop.
The glass tray or container could crack
or shatter and the worktop surface
could get damaged. Place it on a
suitable pot rest or a wire rack.
Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to clean this appliance.
Pressurised steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
Do not use the appliance to heat
up the room. Due to the high
temperatures radiated, objects left near
the appliance could catch fire.
When using kitchen appliances
connected to sockets near the
appliance, ensure that the cable cannot
get trapped in a hot oven door, which
could melt the cable insulation and be
dangerous.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Microwave function
Before serving, remember to allow
a sufficient standing time and then
always check the temperature of the
food after taking it out of the oven. The
temperature of the container is not an
indication of the temperature of the
food or liquid in it. When heating food
and drink, remember that the heat is
created in the food itself and that the
container will normally be cooler. The
dish is only warmed by the heat of the
food.
This is particularly important when
preparing food for babies, children,
and the elderly or infirm.
Always stir or shake baby milk and food
after heating it up, and taste it first to
make sure it is not too hot.
Never cook or reheat food or
liquids in sealed containers, jars or
bottles.
With baby bottles, the screw top and
teat must be removed. Otherwise
pressure builds up which can cause
the bottle or container to explode,
posing a severe risk of injury.
When heating liquids, the boiling
rod provided should always be
placed into the container.
When heating liquids, milk, sauces etc.,
using microwave heat without the
boiling rod, the boiling point of the
liquid may be reached without the
production of typical bubbles. The
liquid does not boil evenly throughout.
This so-called 'boiling delay' can cause
a sudden build up of bubbles when the
container is removed from the oven or
shaken. This can lead to the liquid
boiling over suddenly and explosively.
Danger of burning.
The formation of bubbles can be so
strong that the pressure forces the oven
door open. The user could be injured
and the appliance damaged.
The boiling rod ensures that the liquid
boils evenly and that bubbles form at
an early stage during the operation.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Do not use any containers or
cutlery made from or containing
metal, aluminium foil, lead crystal
glassware, temperature-sensitive
plastics, wooden utensils or cutlery,
metal clips or wire ties. Do not use
bowls with milled rims, or cream pots
with the tinfoil lid only partially removed.
Such items could be damaged or
cause a fire hazard.
The combi rack supplied with the
appliance must be used with the
glass tray. It is designed to be
compatible with microwaves and can
therefore be used with the microwave
function. Do not place it on the oven
floor.
N.B. It gets hot when using the
microwave function. Danger of burning.
Do not leave the oven unattended
when reheating or cooking food in
disposable containers made of plastic,
paper or other inflammable materials.
Before using single-use containers
make sure they are suitable for use in
microwave ovens. See appropriate
section.
Eggs can only be cooked in their
shells using microwave heat in a
specially designed egg-boiling device
available from specialist shops.
Similarly, hard-boiled eggs should not
be reheated using microwave heat as
this may lead to the eggs exploding,
even after they have been taken out of
the oven.
Eggs can be cooked without their
shells using microwave heat only if
the yolk membrane has been
punctured several times first. The
pressure could otherwise cause the
egg yolk to explode. Danger of injury.
Do not reheat food in the oven in
heat-retaining bags which are
intended for use in normal ovens.
These heat-retaining bags usually
contain a thin layer of aluminium foil
which reflects microwaves. This
reflected energy can, in turn, cause the
outer paper covering to become so hot
that it ignites.
Food with a thick skin or peel, such
as tomatoes, sausages, jacket
potatoes and aubergines, should be
pierced or cut in several places to allow
steam to escape and prevent the food
from bursting.
Ovenproof earthenware can retain
a considerable amount of moisture.
Earthenware and porcelain containers
with hollow handles and lid knobs must
only be used with the microwave
function if they have vent holes, which
allow the moisture to escape. Without
vent holes there can be a pressure
build-up, causing the container to crack
or shatter, with the danger of injury.
To check food temperature, first
interrupt the cooking process.
Then use a thermometer specifically
approved for food use to measure the
temperature of the food. Never use a
thermometer containing mercury or
liquid, as these are not suitable for use
with very high temperatures and will
break very easily.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Traditional oven functions:
Fan plus, Auto roast, Grill, Fan grill
Caution. Danger of burning.
When the oven is being used as a
traditional oven, it can get very hot.
Great care should be taken to
ensure that small children do not
touch the oven when it is being used.
Children's skin is far more sensitive to
high temperatures than that of adults.
External parts of the oven such as the
door glass, vents, handle and fascia
panel can become quite hot. Danger of
burning.
Wear oven gloves when placing
food in the oven, turning it or
removing it. When the grill is being
used, either solo or in a combination
programme, the element becomes very
hot and there is a danger of burning.
Wait until the grill element has
cooled down before lowering it for
cleaning. Danger of burning. Do not
use force to lower it as this can cause it
to break.
In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation
by cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the guarantee.
Disposal of your old appliance
Before disposing of your old
appliance, first make it unusable.
Disconnect it from the mains, cut off the
cable near the appliance and render
any plug unusable. Appliances which
have been built-in should be
disconnected from the mains supply by
a qualified person. This will prevent the
appliance from being misused.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
offered for recycling.
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain materials which, if
handled or disposed of incorrectly,
could be potentially hazardous to
human health and to the environment.
They are, however, essential for the
correct functioning of your appliance.
Please do not therefore dispose of your
old appliance with your household
waste.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre and ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
It should be unplugged or disconnected
from the mains electricity supply by a
competent person. The plug must be
rendered useless and the cable cut off
directly behind it to prevent misuse.
See the "Warning and Safety" section of
this booklet for further details.
Caring for the environment
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The appliance has a large electronic
display and two controls which are
used to operate the appliance.
Controls
Both controls are retracted when the
appliance is delivered. The appliance
can only be operated when these
controls are released.
Both the controls can be pressed but
only the right hand control can be
turned.
The left hand control is the ON/OFF
switch. Pressing this control switches
the appliance on or off. When switched
on, the main menu appears in the
display and when switched off, the time
of day is displayed.
The ON/OFF switch cannot be turned.
The right hand control is the
multi-function dial. It is used for
selecting the menu options.
The dial can be turned as well as
pressed.
Turning it allows you to select a function
or a setting as well as to change
values, e.g. times and temperatures.
Pressing it confirms the selection of the
option or setting highlighted in the
display.
Display
The parameters and settings which can
be selected are highlighted in the
display.
Currently selected options and settings
are indicated by a tick L next to them.
The triangle symbol at the top or bottom
of the display on the right hand side
indicates that you can scroll to further
options by turning the multi-function
dial.
Selecting and then confirming "back"
will return you to the menu above.
Controls
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Cleaning the appliance
Remove any protective foil from the oven front.
^ Wipe out the oven interior with hot water and a little washing up liquid. Dry using
a soft cloth.
Do not close the oven door until the oven interior is dry. Otherwise this could
cause a build up of unpleasant odours and corrosion in the appliance.
^ Wash the accessories.
Using for the first time
A welcome screen will appear in the display when the appliance is connected to
the electricity supply.
M
Willkommen
Selecting a language
After a few seconds, the display will change to the "Language" menu
(EINSTELLUNGEN/SPRACHE).
The choice of languages will appear in alphabetical order in the right hand column
of the display. The language currently selected is shown highlighted.
The text in the left hand column will be in that language.
You can now select the language you want or confirm the one currently selected:
EINSTELLUNGEN F dansk
SPRACHE F deutsch
english
espanol H
^ To do this, turn the multi-function dial until the language you want is highlighted
in the display.
^ Press the multi-function dial to confirm your selection.
Before using for the first time
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When the selection of a language has been confirmed, a tick L will appear next to
it.
You now need to set the correct time of day.
12 : 00
Please set the time of day
^ Turn the multi-function dial until the correct hour appears.
^ Press the multi-function dial to confirm your selection.
The minutes will then be highlighted and can be set in the same way. Once
confirmed, the time of day will appear in the display. You can now choose whether
to have the time showing in the display or not.
10 : 15
Clock:Display
on off
^ Press the multi-function dial if you want to switch the display off.
Now the time of day will only appear for a short time when you press the
ON/OFF switch or the multi-function dial.
If you want the time of day to be displayed all the time you can either wait a
moment until the display changes or turn the multi-function dial to highlight "on"
and confirm your selection.
Because this appliance is pre-equipped for the Miele|home system the following
message will appear briefly in the display:
E MIELE q HOME
compatible appliance
The current time of day will then appear.
10 : 15
Min minder Time
The appliance is now ready for use.
Before using for the first time
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Heating up for the first time
With new appliances there is usually a smell during the first use. High
temperatures will help dissipate this smell more quickly.
Run the empty appliance on the Fan plus setting for at least an hour.
Please ensure the room is well ventilated during this operation.
^ Press the ON/OFF switch to call up the main menu.
^ Turn the multi-function dial until the Fan plus function is highlighted. Then press
the dial to confirm your selection.
The fan starts running and the recommended temperature of 160 °C is
highlighted.
^ Turn the multi-function dial until the maximum temperature (225 °C) is
highlighted in the display.
^ Press the dial to confirm your selection of the maximum temperature.
^ Run the programme for at least one hour. You can then switch the appliance off
by pressing the ON/OFF switch.
Before using for the first time
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The minute minder can be used to time any activity in the kitchen, e.g. boiling
eggs. You can use the minute minder on its own or at the same time as other
functions.
To set the minute minder
12 : 18
Min minder Time
^ Turn the multi-function dial until "Min minder" is highlighted in the bottom line of
the display.
^ Then press the multi-function dial.
12 : 18
Min minder 0:00 min Time
^ Turn the multi-function dial until the minute minder time you want appears in the
highlighted section.
^ Press the multi-function dial to start the minute minder time. The minute minder
time will begin counting down.
If you use the minute minder at the same time as a cooking programme you will be
able to tell which one has finished first by its audible tone.
To cancel the time set for the minute minder
^ Call up the minute minder and set it to 0:00.
Minute minder
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12 : 20
Min minder Time
^ If you want to alter the time of day, turn the multi-function dial until "Time" is
highlighted in the bottom of the display.
^ Then press the multi-function dial.
^ Turn the multi-function dial until the correct hour appears.
^ Press the multi-function dial to confirm your selection.
^ Now turn the dial until the correct minutes appear and press the dial to confirm
the entry.
To alter the time of day
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Functions
"Solo" functions:
– Microwave
For defrosting, reheating and
cooking food in a short time.
– Fan plus
For baking, cooking food using hot
air circulation.
– Auto roast
This function provides an initial high
temperature to seal meat followed by
a lower temperature for normal
roasting.
– Grill
For grilling flat pieces of meat and
fish.
Grill with the oven door closed.
– Fan grill
Ideal for grilling thicker items such as
stuffed meat, kebabs and pieces of
poultry etc.
Grill with the oven door closed.
Combination programmes
In the combination programmes
microwave power is used in
conjunction with a traditonal function
(Fan plus, Fan grill, Grill, Auto roast).
Automatic programmes
For cooking, reheating, and defrosting
selected food groups using microwave
power or a combination programme.
Automatic programme delay
You can programme the start or end
time of a programme.
Minute minder
For monitoring other kitchen activities,
e.g. boiling an egg on a hob.
Clock display
When the appliance is switched off the
time of day is shown in the display.
You can also turn off this display.
Modes of operation
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Safety features
System lock
This safety feature prevents functions
being entered unintentionally. See
("Settings - Safety").
Safety cut-out
A process using a traditional oven
function can be started without
programming in a time. To prevent
over-use and the consequent danger of
fire, the appliance switches off
automatically after a certain length of
time. This can be between 1 hour and
10 hours depending on the function
and temperature chosen.
If the microwave is switched off in
between using two microwave cooking
processes, there will be a delay of
about 30 seconds before the new
setting is accepted. Therefore wait a
short while before starting the second
process.
Energy saving functions
Door contact switch
If the door is opened during a
programme the heater element and fan
are automatically switched off.
The programme will continue to run
again as soon as the door is shut and
the start button has been pressed. If
the door is opened during a
conventional programme, i.e. one
without microwave power, the
programme will continue to run again
as soon as the door is shut. You do not
need to press the start button.
Making use of residual heat
With Fan plus and Auto roast the
heating shuts off automatically if the
ambient temperature is sufficient to
finish cooking the food and the door
has not been opened. Whenever heat is
lost, e.g. if the door is opened, the
heating will switch on again
automatically.
Optional oven interior lighting
You can turn off the oven interior
lighting if you do not want it to remain
on during the entire cooking process.
Modes of operation
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Microwave function
Microwave cooking offers the benefits
of speed, convenience and nutritional
advantages when food does not require
browning or crisping.
The following power levels can be
selected:
80 W, 150 W, 300 W, 450 W, 600 W,
850 W and 1000 W.
How does the microwave oven
function?
In a microwave oven there is a
high-frequency tube called a
magnetron. This converts electrical
energy into microwaves. These
microwaves are distributed evenly
throughout the oven interior and
rebound off the metal sides of the oven
interior to reach the food from all sides.
In order for microwaves to reach the
food, they must be able to penetrate
the cooking utensil being used.
Microwaves can penetrate porcelain,
glass, cardboard and plastics, but not
metal. Do not, therefore, use utensils
made of metal, or which contain metal,
for example in the form of gold or silver
trim. The metal reflects the microwaves
and this could lead to the creation of
sparks. The microwaves cannot be
absorbed.
Microwaves pass through a suitable
container and find their way directly into
the food.
All food contains moisture molecules
which, when subjected to microwave
energy, start to oscillate 2.5 thousand
million times a second. The friction
caused by this vibration creates heat,
which first starts developing around the
outside of the food and then slowly
penetrates towards the centre.
The moisture, fat and sugar content of
food will affect the speed at which it is
cooked.
As heat is produced directly in the
food,
– food can generally be cooked
without adding much liquid or
cooking oil.
– cooking, reheating and defrosting in
a microwave oven is quicker than
using conventional methods.
– nutrients, such as vitamins and
minerals, are generally retained.
– the colour, texture and taste of food
are not impaired.
Microwaves stop being produced as
soon as the cooking process is
interrupted or the appliance door is
opened.
When the appliance is in operation, the
closed, sealed door prevents
microwaves escaping from the
appliance.
Operating modes
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Traditional oven functions
This oven offers the following traditional
oven functions:
– Fan plus
– Auto roast
– Grill
– Fan grill
These cook and brown the food.
Fan plus
This system works by the circulation of
heated air.
A fan in the back wall draws in the air,
heats it over a heater element and
blows it back into the oven cavity
through the carefully spaced openings
in the back panel.
The oven does not usually need to be
pre-heated as the heated air reaches
the food straight away. Pre-heating may
be necessary for foods such as puff
pastry and yeast mixtures where instant
heat is required to make them rise
quickly.
When using Fan plus, you can bake
and roast on two different levels at the
same time.
Auto roast
After the selected temperature is
entered, the oven heats initially to a
high temperature which seals the meat
to keep it succulent and tasty. The oven
temperature is then automatically
returned to the pre-selected setting
after this initial boost of heat.
Grill
The grill is ready for use when it glows
red a few minutes after being switched
on. Pre-heat the with the oven door
closed for approx. 5 minutes before
starting to cook. Grill with the oven door
closed.
Fan grill
The hot air from the grill is distributed
over the food by the fan on the back
wall of the oven. This enables a lower
temperature to be selected than for
normal oven grilling. Pre-heat the with
the oven door closed for approx. 5
minutes before starting to cook. Grill
with the oven door closed.
Operating modes
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Combination programmes
– Microwave + Fan plus
– Microwave + Auto roast
– Microwave + Grill
– Microwave + Fan grill
The combination programmes enable
food to be reheated and cooked
quickly with even browning results.
The combination programmes enable
the grill or the fan setting to be used in
conjunction with the microwave facility.
The Microwave + Fan plus combination
programme is the most effective
because the heat reaches the food to
be baked or cooked immediately,
giving the greatest savings in both time
and energy.
In general when using the combination
programmes, you should not set the
microwave power level higher than
150 W for baking, and not higher than
450 W for cooking, roasting and grilling.
Automatic programmes
– Defrosting
– Reheating
– Cooking
Food can be cooked, reheated or
defrosted using microwave power or
combination programmes. Automatic
programmes are dependent on weight,
i.e. after selecting the appropriate food
group, you then enter the weight of the
food and the microwave power setting
and time will be calculated
automatically.
Operating modes
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Main menu
The main menu will appear in the display after you have switched the appliance
on with the ON/OFF switch.
QUICK MW ALL FUNCTIONS . . .
MICROWAVE AUTOMATIC . . .
FAN PLUS USER PROGS . . .
MICROWAVE+ . . . SETTINGS F. . .
The main menu contains 8 sub-menus, which are also further sub-divided. The
various functions can be selected by using just two controls.
The first three functions in the main menu (Quick MW, Microwave, Fan plus) are
suggestions only. You can change the order in which they appear, or replace
them with programmes which you use more frequently.
The remaining five sub-menus cannot be altered.
Quick MW
This programme uses microwave power at 1000 W for one minute. The "settings"
for this programme can be altered if wished via the Settings menu.
Microwave
The parameters for a microwave programme can be pre-set, including the power
level, the duration and also the settings for delaying the start.
Fan plus
As soon as this programme is selected the hot air fan can be heard, and the
appliance starts heating up using the pre-set temperature of 160°C. The
temperature can be changed within a range of 30 to 225°C. The duration and a
delay start time can also be programmed in. If you prefer to start the programme
manually you can set up the appliance so that the hot air fan does not start up im-
mediately.
Operating sequence
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Microwave+...
This programme combines microwave power with the following traditional oven
functions: Auto Roast, Grill, Fan Plus and Fan Grill. The duration, delayed start
time, microwave power level (max. 450 W) and the temperature for the traditional
oven function can all be set.
All functions
The oven light and all functions, such as Auto Roast, Grill, Fan Plus, Microwave,
Microwave+, Fan Grill and Quick MW can all be selected via this menu.
Automatic
A number of automatic programmes are stored in this menu. For an overview of
them please see "Automatic programmes".
User programmes
You can save processes which you use most frequently here and also give them
special names to help you select them easily.
Settings
A number of settings, such as a language choice, can be selected or changed in
this menu (see "Settings").
Operating sequence
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Press the ON/OFF switch to call up the main menu:
QUICK MW ALL FUNCTIONS . . .
MICROWAVE AUTOMATIC . . .
FAN PLUS USER PROGS . . .
MICROWAVE+ . . . SETTINGS F. . .
^ Turn the function selector to highlight the option you wish to select.
Press the function selector to call up the sub-menu of the option you have
highlighted (e.g.: MICROWAVE).
MICROWAVE 1000 W 9:47
Min minder Duration
The field selected shows a suggested power level of 1000 W.
^ Turn the function selector if you wish to change this setting.
The display will change after a few seconds and you can then enter the duration
for the microwave programme. If you don’t want to wait for the display to change
you can simply press the function selector to confirm the power setting showing in
the display.
MICROWAVE 1000 W 9:47
Duration 0:00 min
^ Turn the function selector until the required duration shows in the display.
^ Press the function selector to confirm your selection.
MICROWAVE 1000 W 9:47
Duration 2:20 min START
Min minder Duration Save
The word "START" will be highlighted for a few seconds.
^ Press the function selector whilst "START" is highlighted to start the programme.
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If you over-run this time and the word "START" is no longer highlighted, you will
have to press the function selector twice to start the programme.
Whilst the programme is running the duration, power level and time of day will all
show in the display.
MICROWAVE 1000 W 9:47
Duration 2:20 min STOP
Min minder Duration Save
Once a programme has started it can be interrupted by pressing the function
selector or cancelled by pressing the ON/OFF switch.
The door is not locked during microwave operation and can be opened at any
time without having to stop the programme. This only interrupts the programme.
The programme can be continued after closing the door again and as long as
"START" is highlighted in the display. Press the function selector.
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The oven can be set up to switch off, or on and off automatically.
As soon as a cooking function is selected, the word "Duration" will also appear in
the display.
FAN PLUS 160 °C 9:47
Min minder Duration
Selecting "Duration" gives the following input options: Start time, Duration, Finish.
FAN PLUS 160 °C 9:47
Rapid heat-up phase 31 °C
Start time Duration Finish Back A
Select Duration and enter the duration of a cooking programme.
Once the time set has elapsed, the oven will switch itself off automatically.
You can set the Start time and Finish to specifiy the time you want cooking to
start or finish.
The oven will switch on or off automatically at the time you have set.
To switch a programme off automatically you can either enter the Duration or
just the Finish time.
To switch a programme on and off automatically you have three choices:
– Enter the Duration and Finish time
– Enter the Start time and the Duration
– Enter the Start time and the Finish time
The time not entered is then calculated automatically.
The Start time will be shown in the display up until the heating elements are
switched on.
During the course of the programme you can follow the Duration counting
down in the display.
At the end of the programme the message "Programme finished" will appear in the
display and the buzzer will sound.
Programming cooking times
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Using the residual heat, Energy-save function
Shortly before the end of a programme using a traditional function the heating
elements will be switched off automatically.
The residual heat is sufficient to finish cooking.
Using the residual heat in the oven saves energy.
"Energy save phase" will appear in the display to show that the oven is in energy
save mode. The actual temperature is no longer visible.
The cooling fan continues to run, as does the hot air fan if a "fan" setting had been
chosen.
To check and change an entered time
It is possible to check or change times entered for a cooking programme at any
time by calling up the relevant function.
To delete a set time
^ Press the ON/OFF switch
If there is a power cut, all data entered will be deleted.
Programming cooking times
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Automatic programmes can be used for cooking, reheating and defrosting.
The oven must be allowed to cool down to room temperature before starting an
automatic programme. Cooking results will be affected if the oven is too hot
when you start.
Pay careful attention to what is shown in the display. For instance, you will be
asked to enter the weight or number of items, or to add liquid.
Automatic programmes can also be saved as "User Programmes" and be saved
into the Main menu.
QUICK MW ALL FUNCTIONS . . .
MICROWAVE AUTOMATIC . . .
FAN PLUS USER PROGS . . .
MICROWAVE+ . . . SETTINGS F. . .
^ Select the "Automatic" menu option.
^ Then select "Defrost", "Reheat" or "Cook" to get into their sub-menus.
^ Follow the messages given in the display until the programme starts.
^ If you wish to delay the start time this is also possible.
^ If you have already started an automatic programme it can only be stopped by
switching the appliance off.
The overview below lists the sub-menus for defrosting and reheating. The chart
shows the cooking programmes available.
Overview of automatic programmes
Defrost
Meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruit, casseroles, soup, bread, plated meals
Reheat
Meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, casseroles, soup, plated meals
Cook
(see chart)
Automatic programmes
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Automatic cooking programmes
Food is cooked using microwave power
or a combination programme.
Meat
Poultry
Fish
Cakes/Biscuits
Apple cake
Gateau
Plaited loaf
Marble cake
Streusel cake
Cakes/Biscuits
Bread
Bake
Bakes/Gratin
Lasagne
Potato gratin
Pasta bake
Frozen food
Baguettes - topped
Croquettes
Fish with topping
Vegetables
Fruit
Casseroles
Soup
Automatic programmes
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You can save settings you use frequently as user programmes. You can choose
your own names for these programmes and then call them up whenever you want.
You can also enter these programmes into the main menu.
QUICK MW ALL FUNCTIONS . . .
MICROWAVE AUTOMATIC . . .
FAN PLUS USER PROGS . . .
MICROWAVE+ . . . SETTINGS F. . .
^ Select "User Progs" from the main menu.
USER back A
PROGS. create
H
^ Press the multi-function dial to confirm your selection.
USER back A
PROGS
create
AUTO ROAST
GRILL
FAN PLUS H
^ Now select the function.
^ Confirm the selection of, for example, "Fan Plus".
FAN PLUS 160 °C 9:52
^ If necessary, alter the recommended temperature.
FAN PLUS 150 °C 9:52
Coretemp Duration 01:30 h
^ Select a duration or a core temperature if using the roast probe and confirm the
value.
(Example: Duration of 1:30 h)
User programmes
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FAN PLUS 150 °C 9:52
Duration 01:30 h
Duration OK
^ Check the settings and confirm them with OK.
The following sub-menus are now available:
USER back A
PROGS. FAN PLUS
new STEP ...
Change SHELF... H
back
This returns you to the beginning of the "User Programmes" menu.
Fan Plus
You can check your entries here and change them if you want to.
new STEP...
You can enter a further programme step, if, for example, you want to run another
programme straight after the first one. The procedure is the same as described
above.
Change Shelf...
You can enter set the shelf level you want.
save
This is where you give your programme its own name.
Miele 9:52
save as: ................
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ_
0123456789 back A
^ Turn the multi-function dial to select the letters or numbers. The symbol after the
Z is for a space.
^ Press the dial when the letter or number you want is highlighted. The letter or
number you have selected will appear in the second line of the display after
"save as".
^ Select the rest of the letters or numbers for your programme name.
User programmes
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You can use the "delete" option to correct any wrong entries. The last entry will
then disappear.
Miele 9:55
save as: GRANNYS HOTPOT
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ_
0123456789 delete OK A
^ Confirm the programme name with OK.
START
You can start the programme immediately from here.
To call up user programmes
^ Select "User Progs" from the main menu.
USER GRANNYS HOTPOT
PROGS. create
display/change
delete H
From here you can call up and start all your user programmes, create new
programmes, display, change and also delete existing programmes.
User programmes
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Selecting "Settings J" in the main menu
allows you to select or change the
following options:
Language J
You can alter the language currently
set. Once changed, all display text will
appear in the new language.
If you change to another language by
mistake, a flag symbol next to the
language makes it easy to locate
quickly even if you do not understand
the language.
To find the language again: Select the
last option (Settings) in the main menu,
then from the sub-menu select the last
option (Language).
Time of day
You can choose between a 24 hour
clock or a 12 hour clock.
Light
You can choose between the default
setting of the light coming "on for
15 seconds" and "on". If you keep the
default setting, the light in the oven
interior will go out 15 seconds after the
programme has started. If you press
the ON/OFF switch or the multi-function
dial, the light will come on again for
another 15 seconds. If you select "on"
the light will remain on during the entire
programme.
Main menu
The first three options in the main menu
can be allocated to programmes which
you use more frequently than the
pre-set programmes, Quick MW,
Microwave and Fan plus. Each option is
shown as a position and can be
changed. You can select other options
from the range of functions and from
your user programmes.
Confirming "Continue" will take you
through the three positions. You can
either choose a different option for the
position or keep the pre-set
programme. Once you have chosen
the programmes for all three positions,
keep confirming "Back" to take you
back to the main menu.
Quick MW
This setting is for when you want to use
the microwave quickly. It has a pre-set
power level of 1000 W and will operate
for a duration of 1 minute. You can alter
these pre-set values.
Keeping warm (MW only)
When using functions with microwave
power, a warming function is activated
as standard. Food will be warmed for a
certain period if it is not removed from
the appliance at the end of the
programme. You can switch the
warming function off. The warming
function cannot be set as a separate
function.
Settings
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Fan run-on
You can select either a temperature or a
time controlled fan run-on. The fan will
then switch off automatically if the
temperature in the oven is 70 °C
(temperature controlled) or after
approx. 20 minutes (time controlled).
Start
Programmes can be started
automatically or manually. Microwave
programmes can only be started
manually. The automatic setting
enables the programme to start
automatically without having to select
Start. With the manual setting, you
have to select and confirm "Start".
Temperatures
You can alter the recommended
temperatures for Auto roast (160 °C),
Fan plus (160 °C) and Fan grill
(200 °C). You can also alter the
recommended temperatures for
combination programmes.
MW power levels
You can alter the recommended power
levels for solo programmes and for
combination programmes using
microwave heat.
Display
The display can be switched on or off:
If you select the setting "Display, on"
then the time of day will show in the
display even when the appliance is
switched off. If you select "Display on
for 60 seconds", then the display will go
out after 60 seconds.
You can also adjust the display contrast
and display brightness.
Buzzer tones
There is a choice of volume. The
"Melodies" option offers you different
sounds for the minute minder tone and
the cooking duration tone. This means
you will be able to differentiate between
the minute minder tone and the tone
which indicates that a programmed
cooking duration has finished if you are
using both at the same time.
The length of the tone can also be set
to allow you to differentiate between a
short and long tone.
Settings
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Safety
This menu option has three
sub-options: System lock, In use and
Solo programme.
System lock:
You can prevent the appliance from
being used. You can change from the
default setting "Off" to "On". A lock
symbol will then be visible in the middle
of the bottom line of the display. The
lock symbol will be open when the
system is unlocked and closed when
the system is locked. If you then select
the lock, you can open or close it or
select the SOLO function. SOLO
means that only one programme can
be started and this must be started im-
mediately. All other programmes are
locked. However, you can still use the
minute minder.
The system lock will remain selected
even after a power cut.
In use:
It is also possible to lock the appliance
when it is in use so that settings cannot
be altered during the programme. You
can change the factory default setting
from "Off" to "On". A lock symbol will
then appear in the middle of the bottom
line of the display.
SOLO programme:
You can select one of the programmes
from all the functions and user
programmes which you can start even
when the appliance is locked. A lock
symbol and "SOLO" will then be visible
in the bottom line of the display.
Units
You can alter the units, namely the
weight from kg to lbs and the
temperature from °C to °F.
Showroom
This setting is for dealers who want to
demonstrate the appliance without the
heater elements working. Do not
activate this setting for domestic use!
Factory default
You can delete your own personal
settings and alterations and reinstate
the standard factory settings.
You can either reinstate all the settings
at once or you can select individual
settings. For example, you can delete
only your user programmes, reinstate
the content and order of the original
main menu, and re-set the
recommended values for temperatures
and MW power levels.
Settings
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Microwaves
– are reflected by metal,
– pass through glass, porcelain,
plastic and card,
– and are absorbed by food.
When using microwave power you
should always place the food / dish
centrally on the glass tray and slide
the tray into the first shelf level from
the bottom. Placing the dish on the
floor of the oven will give
unsatisfactory and uneven results.
Material and shape
The material and shape of containers
used affect cooking results and times.
Heat distribution is more even in round
and oval shaped flat containers than in
rectangular containers, providing better
results.
Metal
Metal containers, aluminium foil and
metal cutlery, or china with metallic
decoration such as gold rims or
cobalt blue must not be used in
microwave mode.
The metal reflects the microwaves,
hindering the cooking process.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
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Exceptions:
– If recommended by the producer,
pre-cooked meals in aluminium foil
containers can be defrosted and
reheated in the appliance using
microwave power. Important:
Remove the lid first.
However, as food is only heated from
the top it is better to remove the food
from the aluminium foil container and
transfer it to a dish suitable for a
microwave oven. The heat
distribution will be more even.
Do not place aluminium foil
containers on the metal rack as this
can cause arcing to occur and
damage the oven.
– For even defrosting and to avoid
overcooking unevenly shaped cuts of
meat, poultry or fish, small pieces of
aluminium foil may be used to mask
wing-tips or other thin parts for the
last few minutes of the process.
Make sure that the aluminium foil is
at least 2 cm from the oven walls at
all times. It must not touch the walls.
– Metal meat skewers or clamps
should only be used if they are very
small in comparison to the size of the
cut of meat.
The combi rack supplied with the
appliance is suitable for use with
microwave power. However, it must not
be placed on the oven floor.
The rack can get hot.
Glassware
Heat-resistant glass or ceramic glass
are ideal for use in the microwave oven.
Crystal glass contains lead which
could cause the glass to crack.
Glass dishes with a milled rim are
subject to the same risk.
Both are unsuitable.
Porcelain
Porcelain is a suitable material.
Do not use porcelain with gold or
silver edging or items with hollow
knobs or handles, as insufficient
ventilation may cause pressure.
Earthenware
Decorated earthenware is only suitable
if the decoration is beneath an all-over
glaze.
Earthenware can get very hot, and
may crack.
Glazes and colours
Some glazes and colours contain
metals which make them unsuitable
for use in a microwave oven.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
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Plastics
Plastics must only be used with
Microwave Solo. They must be
heat-resistant to a minimum of
110 °C. Otherwise the plastic may
melt and fuse with the food.
Special plastic utensils designed for
use in microwave ovens are available
from good retail outlets. When
purchasing plasticware, make sure that
it is suitable for use in a microwave
oven.
Melamine is not suitable for use in this
oven. Melamine absorbs microwave
energy and gets hot.
Plastic boiling bags can be used for
cooking and reheating.
They should be pierced beforehand so
that steam can escape. This prevents a
build-up of pressure and reduces the
risk of the bag bursting.
Roasting bags and tubes Roasting
tubes should be about 40 cm longer
and roasting bags about 20 cm longer
than the food being roasted, and
carefully tied with string. Turn the ends
over and secure them. The bag should
be pierced according to the
manufacturer's instructions.
Do not use metal clips, plastic clips
containing metal parts or paper ties
containing wire.
There is a danger that they will ignite
when heated.
Wood
Wooden dishes are not suitable.
Moisture contained in the wood
evaporates when exposed to
microwave energy, causing the wood to
dry and crack.
Disposable containers
Only those plastic disposable
containers which are specified by the
manufacturer as suitable for use in a
microwave oven may be used.
Disposable containers, such as trays
made from polystyrene, can only be
used for very short timed warming and
reheating of food.
Do not leave the oven unattended
when reheating or cooking food in
disposable containers made of
plastic, paper or other inflammable
materials.
Disposable containers are not always
recyclable or bio-degradable.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
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Testing dishes for their
suitability
If in doubt as to whether glass,
earthenware or porcelain plates or
dishes are suitable for use in a
microwave oven, a simple test can be
performed:
^ Place the empty container centrally
on the glass tray and slide into the
lowest shelf level.
^ Close the door.
A microwave oven process cannot
be started until the door is closed.
^ Press the ON/OFF switch to call up
the main menu.
^ Turn the function selector until the
Microwave function is highlighted.
Then press the selector to confirm
your selection.
The highest microwave power level is
then highlighted (1000 W).
^ Press the function selector to confirm
this selection (1000 W).
^ Turn the function selector to call up a
time of 30 seconds.
Then press the selector to confirm
your selection.
^ Press the Function selctor again to
start the process.
If a crackling noise is heard
accompanied by sparks during the
test, switch off the appliance imme-
diately Press the ON/OFF switch.
Any crockery which causes this
reaction is unsuitable for use with
microwave power.
If any doubt exists about the
suitability of containers, please
contact the supplier.
This test cannot be used to check
whether items with hollow knobs or
handles are suitable for use with
microwave power.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
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A cover
– prevents too much steam escaping,
especially when cooking foods which
need longer to cook, such as
potatoes.
– speeds up the cooking process.
– prevents food from drying out.
– prevents any loss of aroma.
– helps keep the oven interior clean.
Always use lids or covers made of
microwave-safe glass or plastic, or use
a clingfilm recommended for use in a
microwave oven, (pierce as instructed
by the manufacturer).
Unsuitable clingfilm can melt into the
food.
Sealed glass containers, such as
jars of baby food, must be opened
before they are placed in the oven.
Do not attempt to heat them up
unopened.
Do not use a cover if
– food coated with breadcrumbs is
being cooked.
– cooking meals which are to be given
a crisp finish.
– using a combination programme.
The cover supplied may only be
used in Microwave-solo mode.
The cover can only withstand
temperatures of up to 110 °C.
Higher temperatures generated by
grilling or fan heat could cause the
plastic to distort and fuse with the
food.
The cover should not form a seal
with the container. If the cover is
used with a container which only has
a narrow diameter, condensation
may not be able to escape through
the holes in the cover. The cover
could get too hot and could start to
melt.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
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The microwave function can be used to
defrost food gently and quickly.
The following settings are
recommended as a general guide:
– 80 W
for defrosting very delicate food, e.g.
cream, butter, gateau and cheese.
– 150 W
for defrosting everything else.
The appropriate automatic programmes
are ideal for defrosting.
See the chart on the next page for
defrosting durations.
^ Remove the food from its packaging
and place it in a microwave-safe
container.
^ Place the container centrally on the
glass tray and slide into the lowest
shelf level.
If defrosting a large quantity, e.g. 2 kg
of fish, you can place the food directly
on the glass tray and then slide it into
the lowest shelf level.
Important when using an automatic
programme for defrosting:
When defrosting a large amount of food
which has been wrapped in individual
portions, enter a lower total weight than
the actual total weight.
This will give a more even result.
Example:
1.5 kg sliced steak packed into
3 individual 500 g portions
Enter weight as: 1000 g instead of
1500 g
Turn, stir or separate the food about
half-way through the defrosting time.
The automatic programme has an
audible tone which sounds as a
reminder.
After defrosting
Allow the food to stand at room
temperature long enough to allow the
temperature to spread evenly
throughout the food.
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Chart for defrosting food
Microwave power
settings
Quantity 150 W
Time in
min.
80 W
Time in
min.
Standing time at
room temperature 1)
in min.
Dairy products
Cream
Butter
Cheese slices
Milk
Quark / Cream cheese
250 ml
250 g
250 g
500 ml
250 g
–
–
–
14 – 16
10 – 12
13 – 17
8 – 10
6 – 8
–
–
10 – 15
5 – 10
10 – 15
10 – 15
10 – 15
Cakes / Pastry / Bread
Sponge cake
Sponge cake
Fruit cake
Butter cake
Cream cake
Yeast buns, puff pastries
1 piece approx. 100 g
300 g
3 pieces approx. 300 g
3 pieces approx. 300 g
1 piece approx. 100 g
3 pieces approx. 300 g
4 pieces
1 – 2
4 – 6
6 – 8
5 – 7
–
–
6 – 8
–
–
–
–
1.5
4 – 4.5
–
5 – 10
5 – 10
10 – 15
5 – 10
5 – 10
5 – 10
5 – 10
Meat 2)
– – – 10 – 15
Poultry 2)
– – – 10 – 15
Fish 2)
– – – 10 – 15
Vegetables 2)
– – – 10 – 15
Fruit 2)
– – – 5 – 10
Casserole 2)
– – – 10 – 15
Soup 2)
– – – 10 – 15
Bread 2)
– – – 5 – 10
Plated meals 2)
– – – 5 – 10
1) During this time the temperature spreads evenly through the food.
2) Use the appropriate automatic programme.
The information given in this chart is intended only as a guide.
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The microwave function is particularly
suitable for reheating food.
Select the following microwave power
settings to reheat food
drinks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1000 W
food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 850 W or 600 W
baby food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450 W
Food for babies and young children
or the elderly must not be allowed to
get too hot. We do not recommend
heating or reheating foods or drinks
for babies or young children in the
microwave oven. Any decision to do
this is the responsibility of the user,
and should only be done with the
utmost care. Pasteurised or
sterilised cooked food should be
gently heated using 450 watts, and
tasted to make sure it is not too hot
for a baby’s palate before serving.
When reheating other food or drink,
heat to a high temperature and allow
to cool to a suitable heat for eating.
For formula milk follow the
manufacturer’s instructions.
The appropriate automatic programmes
are also ideal for reheating.
Always use a lid or cover for reheating
food, except when a drier finish is
needed, e.g. breaded poultry/meat.
Always remove the lids from jars,
e.g. jars of baby food.
Remove the rubber teat and screw
cap before warming baby bottles.
When reheating liquids, place the
boiling rod supplied with the
appliance into the cup or glass.
Never reheat hard boiled eggs using
microwave power, even without the
shell. The eggs can explode.
The time required depends largely on
the nature of the food, the amount and
its initial temperature. Food taken
straight from the refrigerator takes
longer to reheat than food stored at
room temperature.
Always ensure that food is
sufficiently reheated.
If in any doubt that a sufficiently high
temperature has been reached,
continue reheating for a little longer.
Stir or turn food from time to time during
reheating.
With the automatic programme a
buzzer sounds as a reminder. Stir the
food from the outside towards the
middle, as food heats more quickly
from the outside.
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After reheating
Be careful when removing a dish
from the oven. It may be hot.
Although heat is not normally produced
in the container itself by the
microwaves (apart from stoneware),
heat transfer from the food to the
container may be considerable, making
the container itself hot.
Allow food to stand for a few minutes at
room temperature once a programme
has ended to allow the heat to be
distributed evenly.
After reheating food, especially food
for babies and small children, stir
the food or shake the container and
check that the temperature does not
pose any danger. Double check
after it has been left to stand.
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Chart for reheating food
Drinks ** Microwave power
settings
Quantity 1000 W
Time in
min.
450 W
Time in min.
Standing time at
room temperature *
in min.
Coffee,
drinking temperature 60 – 65 °C
Milk,
drinking temperature 60 – 65 °C
Water
bring to the boil
Baby bottles (milk)
Glühwein, punch
drinking temperature 60 – 65 °C
1 cup, 200 ml
1 cup, 200 ml
1 cup, 125 ml
approx. 200 ml
1 glass, 200 ml
0:50 – 1:10
1– 1:50***
1 – 1:50
–
0:50 – 1:10
–
–
–
0:50 – 1***
–
–
–
–
1
–
Food *** Microwave power
settings
Quantity 600 W
Time in
min.
450 W
Time in min.
Standing time at
room temperature *
in min.
Baby food
at room temperature
Meat ****
Poultry ****
Fish ****
Vegetables ****
Casseroles ****
Soup ****
Plated meals ****
Frankfurters in 250 ml water
Cutlets, grilled
Fillet of fish, grilled
Potato cakes
Gravy
Sauces
1 jar, 200 g
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
100 g
200 g
200 g
250 g
250 ml
250 ml
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
3 – 4
3 – 5
3 – 4
3 – 5
4 – 5
–
0:30 – 1
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
3***
1
3 – 5
3 – 5
3 – 5
3 – 5
3 – 5
3 – 5
3 – 5
1
2
2
1
1
1
* During this time the temperature spreads evenly through the food.
** Put the boiling rod in the container.
*** Times are based on an initial temperature of approx 5 °C.
**** Use the appropriate automatic programme.
For food not normally stored in a fridge assume an initial temperature of 20 °C.
All food except delicate sauces should be reheated to 70 – 75 °C. Temperature should be tested for
palatability before serving to babies, young children, the elderly or infirm. See note on food and drink
for babies.
The information given in this chart is intended only as a guide.
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Microwave, traditional and combination
programmes are all suitable for
cooking.
Microwave
This method is suitable for cooking
casseroles as well as dishes with pasta,
rice and semolina etc. which need
water to help them swell up.
First select 850 W to bring the food up
to a boil and then turn the power level
down to 450 W to continue cooking or
to 150 W for simmering.
Fan plus
This method is recommended for
cooking and steaming food such as
potatoes and vegetables.
Microwave + Fan plus
This method is useful when you want to
shorten cooking times and have a
browned finish to the dish.
Microwave + Grill
This method is good for cooking food
which needs a well cooked top or
browned finished to it, such as
macaroni cheese or pasta tuna bake.
Microwave
Place the food in a microwave-safe dish
and cover it.
Place the dish on the glass tray and
slide into the lowest shelf level.
Add a little water to vegetables which
have been kept stored. Vegetable
cooking times depend on the texture of
the vegetable. Fresh vegetables
contain more water than vegetables
which have been stored and usually
cook more quickly.
Food taken straight from the refrigerator
requires longer to reheat than food
stored at room temperature.
Stir and turn food at least once during
cooking. With the automatic
programme a buzzer sounds as a
reminder.
Food with a thick skin or peel, such as
tomatoes, sausages, jacket potatoes
and aubergines, should be pierced or
cut in several places to allow steam to
escape and prevent the food from
bursting.
Similarly, hard-boiled eggs should
not be cooked using microwave
power as this may lead to the eggs
exploding, even after they have
been taken out of the oven. Eggs
can, however, be cooked using
microwave power if you have
purchased special containers
designed for this purpose.
Eggs can be cooked without their shells
using microwave power only if the yolk
membrane has been punctured several
times first. The pressure could
otherwise cause the egg yolk to
explode.
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Fan plus
^ Slide the glass tray with the combi
rack into the first shelf level from the
bottom.
The following containers are suitable:
Ovenproof glass, china and
earthenware pots with heat-resistant
handles and knobs.
Cover dishes which are to be cooked in
their own juice and/or steam, e.g.
potatoes or vegetables. This also
prevents the food from drying out.
Where a crisp finish is required e.g. for
meat, cook without a lid.
Combination programmes
^ Place the dish on the glass tray and
slide into the lowest shelf level.
Only use heat-resistant,
microwave-safe crockery. No metal.
Generally you can cook without a lid
when using the combination
programmes.
Never use a lid when using Microwave
+ Grill! The food will not brown!
Ensure that foods such as meat and
fish are thoroughly cooked for an
appropriate length of time.
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