Miele H146MB manual

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  • Brand: Miele
  • Product: Microwave
  • Model/name: H146MB
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German, Dutch

Table of Contents

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Operating Instructions
Microwave
Combination Oven
H 136 MB, H 137 MB
H 146 MB, H 147 MB
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before
installing or using the machine, to
avoid the risk of accident, or damage
to the machine.
GiZWO
05 237 641
M.-Nr.
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Control panel
Appliance
Description of the appliance
2
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Control panel
aFunction selector for:
Light H
Fan heat D
Grill n
Microwave + Grill h + n
Microwave + Fan heat h + D
Microwave mode h
bIndicator light for heating
cTemperature selector for functions
with Fan heat
dDisplay
eMinute minder button l
fTime entry button g
gButton h for setting microwave
power and time of day
hStart/Stop button, to start and
interrupt a process
i"+/–" buttons to select
microwave power level and time
(Press and hold the button briefly to
change in short steps, hold in for a
longer time to change quickly)
Appliance
jElement
kOven interior lighting
lFirst and second shelf supports
mAir vent for the fan
nData plate
Accessories
A Rack, B Glass tray, C Boiling rod
Special accessories
Glass rear panel with grease filter
(optional accessories)
A glass panel and grease filter can be
inserted in the interior back wall. The
grease filter will trap any excess drop-
lets of fat keeping the oven interior and
the area behind the rear wall cleaner
when using the Fan heat system.
Description of the appliance
3
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Description of the appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Operating modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Microwave h . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Traditional oven functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Fan Heat D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Grill n. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Combination programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Suitable containers for microwave ovens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Material and shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Using microwave mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Deactivating the door lock before the end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Using traditional functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Fan heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Switching on the timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Switching on the timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Using combination programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Microwave + Fan heat h + D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Deactivating the door lock before the end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Microwave + Grill h + n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Deactivating the door lock before the end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Altering entered data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Minute Minder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Altering a minute minder entry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Chart for defrosting food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Reheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Chart for reheating food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Contents
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Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Fan Heat D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Combination programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Cooking chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Chart for cooking, browning and crisping food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Defrosting and Reheating / Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Chart for defrosting and reheating or
cooking of deep frozen ready made meals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Defrosting and reheating, or cooking and crisping or
browning of deep frozen ready made meals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Preparation of meat or fish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Test to see if cooked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Chart for grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Baking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Fan Heat D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Microwave + Fan Heat h + D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Chart for baking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Appliance front and control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Oven interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Customer contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Electrical connection IRL, U.K., ZA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Electrical connection AUS, NZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Possibilities for installation and combination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Installation measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Contents
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This appliance complies with all rele-
vant legal safety requirements. Im-
proper use of the appliance can,
however, present a risk of both per-
sonal injury and material damage.
Before installation and before using
the appliance for the first time, read
the operating instructions carefully.
They contain important notes on in-
stallation, safety, operation and care
of the appliance. This way you will
avoid the risk of accidents and dam-
age to the appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any fu-
ture user.
Correct usage
The appliance is intended for do-
mestic use only: to cook food, and
in particular to defrost, reheat, cook,
bake, and to brown food. Any other us-
age is at the owner's risk and could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot
be held responsible for damage
caused by improper use of the appli-
ance.
Do not let children access the appli-
ance or its controls. Supervise its use
by the elderly or infirm.
If allowing older children to use the ap-
pliance without supervision please en-
sure that they are aware of how a mi-
crowave oven works and understand
the dangers of improper use.
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 cas-
ing, the door, the door seal or the oven
interior walls.
Operating the appliance with this type
of damage will result in microwave leak-
age, and present a hazard to the user.
Never open the casing of the appli-
ance.
Tampering with electrical connections
or components and mechanical parts is
highly dangerous to the user and can
cause operational faults or electric
shock.
Before connecting the appliance to
the mains supply make sure that
the rating on the data plate corre-
sponds to the voltage and frequency of
the household supply. It is essential that
these data correspond as otherwise
damage will occur to the appliance. If
in doubt consult a suitably qualified
electrician.
Do not connect the appliance to
the mains electricity supply by an
extension lead. Extension leads do not
guarantee the required safety of the ap-
pliance, (e.g. danger of overheating).
Warning and Safety instructions
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The electrical safety of this appli-
ance can only be guaranteed when
continuity is complete between the ap-
pliance and an effective earthing sys-
tem, which complies with local and na-
tional regulations. It is most important
that this basic safety requirement is
tested by a qualified electrician. The
manufacturer cannot be held responsi-
ble for the consequences of an inade-
quate earthing system, such as an
electric shock.
This appliance must only be oper-
ated as a built-in appliance. This is
necessary to ensure that all electrical
components are shielded.
Installation work and repairs may
only be carried out by a suitably
qualified and competent service
technicial approved by Miele in accor-
dance with local and national safety
regulations. Repairs and other work by
unqualified persons could be danger-
ous. The manufacturer cannot be held
responsible for unauthorised work.
This equipment is not designed for
maritime use or for use in mobile
installations such as caravans, aircraft
etc. However it may be suitable for
such usage subject to a risk assess-
ment of the installation being carried
out be a suitably qualified engineer.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it is switched off at the wall socket,
and the plug removed (where appli-
cable). Do not pull on the cable, only
on the plug.
– or the mains fuse is withdrawn
– or the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable)
Ensure that current is not supplied to
the appliance while maintenance or re-
pair work is being carried out.
Use
General notes
Always ensure that food is suffi-
ciently 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 cook-
ing container. Some foods may contain
micro organisms which are only de-
stroyed by thorough cooking, therefore
when cooking or reheating foods, e.g.
poultry, it is particularly important that
food is fully cooked through (at over
70°C, for a minimum of 10 minutes). If
in doubt select a longer cooking or re-
heating time.
It is important that the heat is al-
lowed 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.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Always remember that cooking
times in a microwave oven are usu-
ally considerably shorter than with tradi-
tional methods of food preparation. Ex-
cessively long cooking times can lead
to food drying out and eventually burn-
ing, or could even cause it to catch fire.
There is also a danger of fire if
breadcrumbs, flowers, herbs, grains
etc., are dried in the microwave oven.
Always ensure that this type of proce-
dure is supervised.
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.
Do not use full power if you warm
empty dishes or dry herbs. The
lack or minimum amount of food 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. Turn the function
selector to "0", or switch off at the mains
and remove the plug from the socket.
Do not open the oven door until the
smoke has dispersed.
Never heat undiluted alcohol in the
microwave oven as this can easily
ignite.
Do not heat up unopened tins of
food in the oven as pressure will
build up in the tin and it can explode.
This could result in injury or damage.
Food left in the oven to take advan-
tage of residual heat should always
be covered to avoid it drying out, and
to avoid a possible build-up of conden-
sation which could adversely affect the
oven interior.
Try to avoid the interior walls being
splashed with food or liquids con-
taining salt. If it does happen wipe
these away thoroughly, to avoid corro-
sion on the stainless steel surface.
Wear oven gloves when removing
the glass tray from the oven. If the
glass tray has a heavy load, pull it only
slightly towards you, and then hold
firmly at the sides as you take it out.
The glass dish and the rack take a
maximum load of 8 kg. Do not ex-
ceed this or the accessories may be
damaged.
Do not lean or sit on the open oven
door. This could damage the appli-
ance. Take care in the region of the
hinges. An oven door can support a
maximum load of 8 kg.
When it is hot do not place the
glass tray on a cold surface, such
as a tile or granite worktop . It could
break. Place it on a pot rest or a wire
rack.
Under no circumstances use a
steam cleaner to clean this appli-
ance. The steam could attack the elec-
trical components and cause a short
circuit, or permanent damage to the
surface and to components, for which
the manufacturer of the oven cannot
accept any responsibility.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Do not use the oven to heat up the
room. Due to the high temperatures
radiated, objects left near the oven
could catch fire.
When using kitchen appliances
connected to sockets near the
oven ensure that the cable cannot get
trapped in a hot oven door, which could
melt the cable insulation and be dan-
gerous.
In countries which may be subject
to infestation by cockroaches or
other vermin, pay particular attention to
keeping the appliance and its sur-
roundings in a clean condition at all
times.
Any damage which might be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the appliance guarantee.
Microwave function
Before serving remember to allow
sufficient standing time and then
always check the temperature of the
actual food itself after taking it out of the
oven. Do not be misled by the tempera-
ture of the container which does not
necessarily give a correct indication of
the temperature of the food or liquid in
it. This is particularly important when
preparing food for babies, children,
and the elderly or infirm.
Never cook or reheat food or liq-
uids in sealed containers or bot-
tles. With baby bottles the screw top
and teat must be removed. Otherwise
pressure builds up which can cause
the bottle or container to explode pos-
ing a severe risk of injury.
When heating liquids, the boiling
rod provided should be placed into
the container.
When heating liquids, milk, sauces etc.,
in the oven without the boiling rod, the
boiling point of the liquid may be
reached without the production of typi-
cal bubbles. The liquid does not boil
evenly throughout. This so-called 'boil-
ing delay' can cause a sudden build up
of bubbles, when the container is re-
moved from the oven or shaken. This
can lead to the liquid boiling over sud-
denly and explosively. There is a dan-
ger of burning. The formation of bub-
bles 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 cut-
lery made from or containing metal,
aluminium foil, lead crystal glassware,
temperature-sensitive plastics, wooden
utensils or cutlery, metal clips or wire
ties. Such items could be damaged, or
cause a fire hazard.
The rack supplied with the appliance is
designed to be compatible with micro-
waves, and can therefore be used with
or without the microwave function.
The rack gets hot when operating
either the micwowave function or
the browning element, or both. There is
a danger of burning.
Eggs can only be cooked in their
shells in the microwave oven in a
specially designed egg-boiling device
available from specialist shops. Simi-
larly, hard-boiled eggs should not be
reheated in the microwave oven as this
may lead to the eggs bursting, even
once they have been removed from the
oven.
Eggs can be cooked without their
shells in the microwave oven only if
the yolk membrane has been punc-
tured several times first. The pressure
could otherwise cause the egg yolk to
explode.
Do not reheat food in the oven in
heat-retaining bags intended for
normal ovens. These heat-retaining
bags usually contain a thin layer of alu-
minium foil which reflects microwaves.
This reflected energy can, in turn,
cause the outer paper covering to be-
come so hot that it ignites.
Food with a thick skin or peel, such
as tomatoes, sausages, jacket po-
tatoes, 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 in this oven 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.
Traditional oven functions:
Fan Heat, 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 en-
sure that small children do not
touch the oven when it is being used.
External parts of the oven such as door
glass, handle vents and the facia panel
can become quite hot.
Wearing heat-resistant oven gloves
is recommended when placing
food in the oven, turning it or removing
it. When the Grill function has been
chosen, either solo or in a combination
programme the element becomes very
hot and there is a danger of burning.
Warning and Safety instructions
10
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Wait until the element has cooled
down before lowering it for clean-
ing.
Do not use force to pull it down as
this can cause the element to
break.
Bottling
Bottling should only be undertaken by
an experienced cook who has received
proper training in this method of pre-
serving fruit and vegetables in an oven
or microwave oven, and understands
the implications of the chemical reac-
tions involved.
The manufacturer cannot be held lia-
ble for damage caused by non-com-
pliance with these Warning and
safety instructions.
Warning and Safety instructions
11
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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 materi-
als away, please ensure they are of-
fered for recycling.
Disposal of your old appliance
Old appliances may contain materials
which can be reclaimed or recycled.
Please contact your dealer, your local
waste collection centre or scrap mer-
chant about potential recycling
schemes.
Before discarding an old appliance
switch off and disconnect it from
the power supply. This should be done
by a competent person. Cut off and
render any plug useless.
Cut off the cable directly behind the ap-
pliance to prevent misuse.
Ensure that the appliance presents
no danger to children while being
stored for disposal.
Caring for the environment
12
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Microwave h
Microwave cooking offers the benefits
of speed, convenience and nutritional
advantages when food does not require
browning or crisping.
Functional description
This oven is equipped with a magne-
tron a, which converts electrical en-
ergy into microwaves.
A stirrer fan b above the oven ceiling
distributes the microwaves evenly
throughout the oven interior, rebound-
ing them off the walls so that they reach
and enter 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 ab-
sorbed.
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 with-
out adding much liquid or cooking oil
– cooking, reheating and defrosting in
a microwave oven is quicker than us-
ing traditional oven methods
– nutrients, such as vitamins and min-
erals, are generally retained
– colour, texture and taste of food are
not impaired
– the surface temperature stays cool
enough to avoid browning.
Operating modes
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Traditional oven functions
Fan Heat D
Grill n
These cook and brown the food.
Fan Heat D
The fan circulates heat constantly
around the oven, giving a very even
temperature throughout.
It sucks in the air, heats it over a ring el-
ement and blows it back through the
carefully spaced openings in the back
panel.
As the heat is quickly transferred to the
food, it is not usually necessary to pre-
heat the oven, except when roasting
sirloin or fillet or for foods such as puff
pastry and yeast mixtures which require
instant heat.
With Fan Heat food can be baked or
roasted on both levels at the same time.
Grill n
Note that this function is best suited to
browning food and for grilling very thin
cuts of food.
As the element needs to radiate a high
heat in order to cook the food, it will
take several minutes after being
switched on to glow red hot and so pro-
duce sufficient infra-red heat for grilling.
Pre-heat the with the oven door closed
for approx. 5 minutes before starting to
cook.
Combination programmes
Microwave + Fan Heat h + D
Microwave + Grill h + n
The combination programmes enable
the grill or the fan setting to be used in
conjunction with the microwave facility.
A microwave power level and cooking
time are programmed together with ei-
ther the grill or the fan to run simulta-
neously.
This enables cooking times to be re-
duced, yet a crisp, brown result can still
be achieved without compromising the
flavour or texture of the recipe.
In general when using combination
programmes, you should not set the mi-
crowave power level higher than 150 W
for baking, and not higher than 450 W
for cooking and grilling.
Operating modes
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After the appliance has been con-
nected to the power supply or after a
power cut 0•00 with AUTO on the left will
flash in the display.
The time of day must be set before any
other processes can be set.
Setting time of day
(24 hour clock)
Midnight (24 hours) is shown as 0•00.
^ Press the g and h buttons at the
same time.
The dot after the first figure in the dis-
play starts flashing. Whilst it is flashing,
(approx. 4 seconds) set the time of day.
It is shown in hours•minutes.
^ Use the + or – button to enter the
time of day.
After four seconds if no further entry is
made, the oven display shows this time.
The dot between the figures now stays
on constantly to indicate that the time of
day has been set.
Time of day
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^ Wipe out the oven interior with hot
water and a little washing up liquid.
Dry using a soft cloth.
Do not shut the oven door until the
interior is completely dry, to avoid
odours and the possibility of corro-
sion developing.
^ Wash the accessories.
With new appliances there is usually a
smell during the first use. It is dispelled
more quickly by using a high tempera-
ture as follows:
Run the oven on the Fan Heat D set-
ting for at least an hour:
^ Select Fan Heat D with the function
selector.
The cooling fan starts up and the oven
interior light comes on.
^ Turn the temperature selector to
200 °C.
Only turn the temperature selector
clockwise and then back again anti-
clockwise. Do not force it past the
resistance. Otherwise it could be
damaged.
The oven begins to heat up. The indica-
tor light on the control panel stays alight
while the oven is heating up.
Ensure the room is well ventilated
during this process.
Before using for the first time
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Microwaves
– are reflected by metal,
– pass through glass, chinaware, plas-
tic and card,
– and are absorbed by food.
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 dishes than in rectan-
gular containers, providing better re-
sults.
Metal
Metal containers, aluminium foil and
metal cutlery, or china with metallic
decoration such as gold rims or co-
balt blue must not be used in micro-
wave mode.
The metal reflects the microwaves, hin-
dering the cooking process.
Exceptions:
If recommended by the producer, pre-
cooked meals packed in aluminium foil
containers can be defrosted and re-
heated in the microwave oven. Impor-
tant: remove the lid first. However, as
food is only heated from the top, it is
better to remove the food from the alu-
minium foil container and transfer it to a
dish suitable for a microwave oven. The
heat distribution will be more even. If
sparks and arcing occur when using a
metal container, stop and transfer the
food to a microwave safe container.
For even defrosting and to avoid over-
cooking unevenly shaped cuts of meat,
poultry or fish, small pieces of alu-
minium foil may be used to mask wing-
tips or other thin parts for the last few
minutes of the process.
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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 rack supplied with the appliance is
suitable for use in a microwave oven.
Do not place the rack 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.
Earthenware
Although some ovenproof earthenware
can be used in a microwave oven it
may contain a considerable amount of
moisture, causing it to become hot dur-
ing use. It is normally advisable to
avoid using it in a microwave oven.
Earthenware containers with hollow
handles and lid knobs must only be
used if they have vent holes, which al-
low 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.
Decorated earthenware is only suitable
if the decoration is beneath an all-over
glaze.
Earthenware can get very hot, and
may crack.
Porcelain (chinaware)
Porcelain is suitable, however contain-
ers with hollow handles and lid knobs
must only be used if they have vent
holes, which allow the moisture to es-
cape. Without vent holes there can be a
pressure build-up, causing the con-
tainer to crack or shatter, with the dan-
ger of injury.
Do not use porcelain with gold or silver
edging or items with hollow knobs or
handles as insufficient ventilation may
cause pressure.
Glazes and colours
Some glazes and colours contain
metal.
This makes them unsuitable for use in a
microwave oven.
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Plastics
Plastic containers must only be used for
Microwave mode alone and not in con-
ventional oven mode.
Plastics must be heat-resistant to a min-
imum of 180 °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. Melamine ware
is not suitable as it absorbs energy and
heats up. When purchasing
plasticware, make sure that it is suitable
for use in a microwave oven.
Disposable containers, such as trays
made from polystyrene, can only be
used for very short timed warming and
reheating of food.
Plastic boiling bags can be used for
cooking and reheating. To reduce the
risk of the bag bursting, they should be
pierced first so that steam can escape
and prevent a build-up of pressure.
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. Holes should be
made according to the manufacturer's
instructions.Do not use metal clips or
wire ties, even if bound by paper. There
is a danger that they will ignite when
heated.
Wood
Wooden dishes are not suitable.
Moisture contained in the wood evapo-
rates when exposed to microwave en-
ergy, causing the wood to dry and
crack.
Disposable containers
Only those plastic disposable contain-
ers which are specified by the manu-
facturer as suitable for use in a micro-
wave oven may be used.
Do not leave the oven unattended
when re-heating or cooking food in
disposable containers made of plas-
tic paper or other inflammable mate-
rial.
Disposable containers are not always
recyclable or degradable.
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Testing dishes for their suitability
If in doubt as to whether glass, earthen-
ware or porcelain plates or dishes are
suitable for use in a microwave oven, a
simple test can be performed:
^ Place the item you wish to test in the
centre of the oven, fill a suitable glass
with water and also place this in the
oven.
^ Shut the door.
A microwave oven process cannot
be started until the door is closed.
^ Select Microwave h with the function
selector. The cooling fan will run.
The display will show a suggested
power level of 900 W.
^ Press the g button.
0•00 appears in the display for
approx. 4 seconds.
While it is visible enter a time of 30 sec-
onds with the "+" control.
The c symbol appears above the dot.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
The oven interior light comes on. The
time entered counts down in the display
in second steps. The c symbol stays
on constantly.
If a crackling noise is heard accom-
panied by sparks during the test,
switch off the appliance immediately.
Turn the function selector to the "0"
position. Any crockery which causes
this reaction is unsuitable for use in
the microwave oven.
At the end of this period a beep sounds
three times and the c symbol flashes.
Press any button to cancel them. The
time of day reappears in the display
and the oven interior light goes out.
The water in the glass should be warm,
but the dish cool. If the dish is very hot
and the water is cold, it would be un-
wise to use the dish.
If any doubt exists about the suitabil-
ity of containers, please contact the
supplier.
This test cannot be used to check
whether items with hollow knobs or han-
dles are suitable for use in a microwave
oven.
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A cover
– prevents too much steam escaping,
especially when cooking food which
needs longer to cook, such as pota-
toes,
– shortens and evens out the cooking
process,
– prevents food from drying out,
– prevents any loss of aroma.
Always use lids or covers made of mi-
crowave-safe glass or plastic, or use a
clingfilm recommended for use in a mi-
crowave oven, (pierce as instructed by
the manufacturer). Unsuitable clingfilm
can melt into the food.
Sealed glass containers, such as
jars of food, must be opened before
they are placed in the oven.
Do not use a cover if
– cooking meals which are to be given
a crisp finish,
– cooking breaded or battered foods
– using a combination programme.
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Microwave
^ Turn the function selector to micro-
wave h.
The cooling fan starts up.
The display will show a suggested
power level of 900 W.
If this power level is not suitable alter it
using the + or – button.
The following power levels can be se-
lected:
80 W, 150 W, 300 W, 450 W, 600 W,
900 W.
Enter a time for the microwave process
as follows:
^ Press the g button.
0•00 appears in the display for
approx. 4 seconds.
^ Within these 4 seconds set the re-
quired time using the + or – button.
You can enter a maximum of 99 min-
utes 59 seconds.
With power level 900 W a maximum of
only 30 minutes can be entered.
The time entered appears in the display
in minutes•seconds. The c symbol
flashes above the dot.
Shut the oven door if it is still open.
A microwave process can only start
once the door is shut.
^ Press the Start/Stop button to start
the process.
The oven interior light comes on. The
c symbol lights up constantly and the
time entered begins to count down. The
oven door is locked.
At the end of the time a beep sounds
three times, and the c symbol
flashes. Press any button to cancel
them. The oven door is no longer
locked. The oven light goes out. The
time of day appears in the display.
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If the food is still not cooked, leave the
function selector pointing to Microwave
mode. Repeat the other steps in the fol-
lowing order:
^ Press the g button.
^ Set the required time with the + or –
button.
^ Press the h button.
The display will show a suggested
power level of 900 W.
The c symbol flashes above the dot.
^ Press the + or – button within 4 sec-
onds to enter the microwave power
level required.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
Deactivating the door lock before the
end
To deactivate the door lock, you will
have to interrupt the process.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
During the interruption the time goes on
hold. The cooling fan continues to work
and the c symbol flashes.
To continue the process:
^ shut the oven door,
^ and press the Start/Stop button.
The time proceeds again and the c
symbol stays on constantly.
Switching off the appliance
The cooling fan prevents the build-
up of condensation in the warm ap-
pliance. Leave the cooling fan on
until the oven has cooled down suffi-
ciently.
^ Turn the function selector and the
temperature selector to "0". This will
also turn off the cooling fan.
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The traditional oven functions can be
used with or without the timer.
If you have set the timer for a specific
time the appliance will heat during this
time. At the end of the period a beep
sounds three times and the appliance
heating is switched off.
Fan heat
^ Turn the function selector to Fan heat
D.
The cooling fan starts and the oven in-
terior light comes on.
^ Turn the temperature selector to the
required temperature.
Only turn the temperature selector
clockwise and then back again anti-
clockwise. Do not force it past the
resistance. Otherwise it could be
damaged.
The appliance begins to heat up. The
indicator light on the control panel stays
on while the appliance is heating up.
Switching on the timer
You can use the timer at any time to set
the length of time for the fan heat to be
on. At the end of this period the heating
and the oven interior light switch off.
^ Press the g button.
0•00 appears in the display for
approx. 4 seconds.
^ Within these 4 seconds use the + or –
button to set the required time.
The oven interior light and the heat-
ing will go out as soon as you press
the + or – button.
At the left side of the display AUTO
flashes.
You can enter a maximum of 99 min-
utes 59 seconds.
The time entered appears in the display
in minutes•seconds.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
The oven light comes on and the oven
begins to heat up. The indicator light on
the control panel stays alight while the
appliance heats up. The time entered
counts down. The AUTO symbol stays
on constantly at the left of the display.
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At the end of the time a beep sounds
three times and the AUTO symbol
flashes.
Press any button to cancel them. The
heating and the oven lighting go out.
If the food is still not cooked:
^ set a new time,
^ and press the Start/Stop button.
Switching off the appliance
The cooling fan prevents a build-up
of condensation in the warm appli-
ance. Leave the cooling fan on until
the oven has cooled down suffi-
ciently.
^ Turn the function selector and the
temperature selector to "0". This will
also turn off the cooling fan.
Grill
^ Turn the function selector to Grill n.
The cooling fan starts and the oven in-
terior lighting comes on.
The grill temperature cannot be
changed.
The element begins to heat up. The in-
dicator light on the control panel stays
on while the appliance is heating up.
Switching on the timer
You can use the timer at any time to set
the length of time for the grill to be on.
At the end of this period the grill and
the oven interior light switch off.
^ Press the g button.
0•00 appears in the display for
approx. 4 seconds.
^ Within these 4 seconds use the + or –
button to set the required time.
The oven interior light and the heat-
ing will go out as soon as you press
the + or – button.
At the left side of the display AUTO
flashes.
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You can enter a maximum of 99 min-
utes 59 seconds.
The time entered appears in the display
in minutes•seconds.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
The oven light comes on and the grill
begins to heat up. The indicator light on
the control panel stays alight while the
appliance heats up. The time entered
counts down. The AUTO symbol stays
on constantly at the left of the display.
At the end of the time a beep sounds
three times and the AUTO symbol
flashes.
Press any button to cancel them. The
heating and the oven light go out.
If the food is still not cooked:
^ set a new time,
^ and press the Start/Stop button.
Switching off the appliance
The cooling fan prevents a build-up
of condensation in the warm appli-
ance. Leave the cooling fan on until
the oven has cooled down suffi-
ciently.
^ Turn the function selector to "0". This
will also turn off the cooling fan.
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Microwave mode is combined with one
of the traditional oven functions, (Fan
heat or Grill).
A microwave process can only start
if the door is shut.
Microwave + Fan heat h + D
To use a combination programme you
must first select a microwave power
level and the time for the process.
^ Turn the function selector to the com-
bination programme :
Microwave + Fan heat h + D.
The cooling fan starts up.
The display will show a suggested
power level of 300 W.
If this power level is not suitable alter it
using the + or – button.
The following power levels can be se-
lected:
80 W, 150 W, 300 W, 450 W.
To enter the time:
^ Press the g button.
0•00 appears in the display for
approx. 4 seconds .
^ Within these 4 seconds set the re-
quired time using the + or – button.
You can enter a maximum of 99 min-
utes 59 seconds.
With power level 450 W a maximum of
60 minutes can be entered.
The time entered appears in the display
in minutes•seconds. The c and AUTO
symbols flash.
^ With the temperature selector choose
a temperature for the Fan heat func-
tion.
Only turn the temperature selector
clockwise and then back again anti-
clockwise. Do not force it past the
resistance. Otherwise it could be
damaged.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
The oven interior light comes on. The
microwave function starts and the oven
begins to heat. The indicator light on
the control panel stays alight while the
oven is heating up.
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The c and AUTO symbols stay on con-
stantly and the time entered counts
down. The oven door is locked.
At the end of the set time the micro-
wave function, the heating and the oven
interior light switch off. A beep sounds
three times and the symbols flash.
Press any button to cancel them. The
oven door is no longer locked. The time
of day appears in the display.
If the food is still not cooked, the func-
tion selector can be left pointing to Mi-
crowave + Fan. Repeat the other steps
in the following order:
^ Press the g button.
^ Set the required time with the + or –
button.
The AUTO symbol flashes.
^ Press the h button.
The display shows a suggested
power level of 300 W.
The c symbol also flashes above the
dot.
^ Press the + or – button within 4 sec-
onds to enter the microwave power
level required.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
The period of time set appears in the
display.
Deactivating the door lock before the
end
To deactivate the door lock, you have to
interrupt the process.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
During the interruption the time goes on
hold. The cooling fan continues to run,
the oven light goes out, and the sym-
bols flash.
To continue the process:
^ shut the oven door,
^ and press the Start/Stop button.
The oven light comes on again and the
symbols light up constantly.
Switching off the appliance
The cooling fan prevents a build-up
of condensation in the warm appli-
ance. Leave the cooling fan on until
the oven has cooled down suffi-
ciently.
^ Turn the function selector and the
temperature selector to "0". This will
also turn off the cooling fan.
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Microwave + Grill h + n
Before starting the combination
programme you must first select the mi-
crowave power level and the time for
the process.
^ Turn the function selector to the com-
bination programme Microwave +
Grill h + n
The cooling fan starts up.
The display shows a suggested power
level of 300 W.
If this power level is not suitable alter it
using the + or – button.
The following power levels can be se-
lected:
80 W, 150 W, 300 W, 450 W.
To enter the time:
^ Press the g button.
0•00 appears in the display for
approx. 4 seconds .
^ Within these 4 seconds set the re-
quired time using the + or – button.
You can enter a maximum of 99 min-
utes 59 seconds.
With power level 450 W a maximum of
60 minutes can be entered.
The time entered appears in the display
in minutes•seconds. The c and AUTO
symbols flash.
The grill temperature cannot be altered.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
The oven interior light comes on. The
microwave function starts and the grill
begins to heat. The indicator light on
the control panel stays alight while the
oven is heating up.
The c and AUTO symbols stay on con-
stantly and the time entered counts
down. The oven door is locked.
At the end of the set time the micro-
wave function, the grill and the oven in-
terior light switch off automatically. A
beep sounds three times and the sym-
bols flash. Press any button to cancel
them. The oven door is no longer
locked. The time of day appears in the
display.
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If the food is still not cooked, leave the
function selector pointing to Microwave
+ Grill and repeat the other steps in the
following order:
^ Press the g button.
^ Set the required time with the + or –
button.
The AUTO symbol flashes.
^ Press the h button.
The display shows a suggested
power level of 300 W.
The c symbol also flashes above the
dot.
^ Press the + or – button within 4 sec-
onds to enter the microwave power
level required.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
The period of time set appears in the
display.
Deactivating the door lock before the
end
To deactivate the door lock, you have to
interrupt the process.
^ Press the Start/Stop button.
During the interruption the time goes on
hold. The cooling fan continues to run,
the oven light goes out, and the sym-
bols flash.
To continue the process:
^ shut the oven door,
^ and press the Start/Stop button.
The oven light comes on again and the
symbols light up constantly.
Switching off the appliance
The cooling fan prevents a build-up
of condensation in the warm appli-
ance. Leave the cooling fan on until
the oven has cooled down suffi-
ciently.
^ Turn the function selector to "0". This
will also turn off the cooling fan.
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Before starting a process
If you discover before the start of a pro-
cess that you have made an error with
the data entry then this can be cor-
rected.
Changing a time entry
^ Press the g button to activate the
time function.
^ Press the + or – button to enter a new
time.
^ Press the Start/Stop button to start
the process.
Changing the microwave power level
^ Press the h button to activate the
microwave function.
^ Press the + or – button to enter a new
microwave power level.
^ Press the Start/Stop button to start
the process.
After starting a process
If you discover after the process has
begun that you have made an error with
the data entry, press the Start/Stop but-
ton to interrupt the process.
The time is halted at the point of inter-
ruption.
The cooling fan continues to run during
this period.
Correct the time and microwave power
level entry as described in the Section
"Before starting a process".
^ Press the Start/Stop button once
again to re-start the process
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You can set the minute minder to time
other activities in the kitchen, e.g. boil-
ing eggs on a hob. You can also set the
minute minder after a process has
started.
^ Press the l button.
0•00 (hours•minutes) shows in the dis-
play and the symbol l appears under
the dot.
^ Within 4 seconds use the + or - but-
ton to set the time required.
The minute minder option allows you to
enter a time between 1 minute and
24 hours.
After a short delay the time of day or
the time set for the process under way
shows in the display field.
The minute minder time starts auto-
matically. Do not press the
Start/Stop button.
The time is not shown counting down,
but to see it you can press the l but-
ton. It counts down in minutes.
Once the minute minder has counted
down to one minute the time remaining
counts down in the display in seconds.
Altering a minute minder entry
If you have entered a wrong time, this
can be corrected.
You cannot change the time set if
the timer is counting down in sec-
onds (i.e. during the last minute). If
the + or – button is pressed the dis-
play changes to 0•00, followed by
the time of day.
^ Press the l button.
^ Use the + or – button to correct the
time.
When the minute minder time is com-
pleted
^ A beep will sound three times. The l
symbol flashes. Press any button to
cancel them.
Cancelling a minute minder
time
^ Press the l button.
^ Press the + and – buttons at the
same time.
The minute minder time is set to 0•00
in the display.
The time of day or the time for a pro-
cess already started will reappear in
the display.
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The microwave function can be used to
defrost food gently and quickly.
The following settings are recom-
mended as a general guide:
– 150 W
for defrosting quite delicate food e.g.
milk, cake etc.
– 80 W
for defrosting very delicate food e.g.
cream, butter, gateau and cheese.
^ Remove the food from its packaging
and place it in a microwave-safe con-
tainer.
^ Place the container in the middle of
the oven floor.
If defrosting a large quantity, e.g. 2 kg
of fish, you can also use the glass tray
as a container. Place the glass tray on
the oven floor.
Turn, stir or separate the food about
half-way through the defrosting time.
After defrosting
Allow the food to stand at room temper-
ature long enough to allow the tempera-
ture to spread evenly throughout the
food.
For more detailed information on de-
frosting consult a good microwave
or microwave combi-oven cookbook.
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Chart for defrosting food
Quantity "150 W" "80 W"
Time in mins.
standing time
at room
temperature *
in mins.
Dairy products
Cream
Butter
Cheese slices
Milk
Quark (Cream cheese)
1
/4 l
250 g
250 g
1
/2 l
250 g
–
–
–
12 – 14
10 – 12
15 – 20
8 – 10
6 – 8
–
–
10 – 15
5 – 10
10 – 15
10 – 15
10 – 15
Cakes / Pastry / Bread
Sponge cake
Sponge cake
Fruit cake
Queen cakes
Cream cake
Yeast buns
Bread rolls
Bread rolls
Sliced bread
1 slice ca. 100 g
300 g
3 pieces ca. 300 g
3 pieces ca. 300 g
1 piece ca. 100 g
4 rolls
1 roll ca. 50 g
4 rolls ca. 200 g
1 slice
1 – 2
4 – 6
6 – 8
5 – 7
–
6 – 8
11
/2 – 2
4 – 6
1
/2 – 1
–
–
–
–
11
/2 – 2
–
–
–
–
5 – 10
5 – 10
10 – 15
5 – 10
5 – 10
5 – 10
5 – 10
5 – 10
3 – 4
Fruit
Strawberries, Raspberries
Blackcurrants
Plums
250 g
250 g
500 g
7 – 8
8 – 9
12 – 16
–
–
–
5 – 10
5 – 10
5 – 10
Meat
Minced beef
Chicken
500 g
1000 g
18 – 20
36 –38
–
–
5 – 10
10 – 15
Vegetables
Peas
Asparagus
Beans
Red cabbage
Spinach
250 g
250 g
500 g
500 g
300 g
10 – 14
10 – 14
15 – 20
15 – 20
14 – 16
–
–
–
–
–
5 – 10
10 – 15
10 – 15
10 – 15
10 – 15
* During this time the temperature spreads evenly through the food.
The information given in this chart is intended only as a guide. Consult a good microwave / mi-
crowave combi-oven cookbook for further details on defrosting these and other foods
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The microwave function h can be
used to reheat food.
Select the following microwave power
settings to reheat food
– drinks 900 W,
– food 900 W or 600 W
– * food for babies 450 W.
* Baby food
We do not recommend heating or re-
heating 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.
Always remove the lids from jars, es-
pecially jars of baby food. Remove
the rubber teat and seal top before
warming baby bottles.
Pasteurised or sterilised cooked
food should be gently heated at
450 watts, and tasted so that it is not
too hot for a baby's palate before
serving. Other food or drink when re-
heated should be heated to a high
temperature and allowed to cool to a
suitable heat for consumption. For
made-up milk follow the manufac-
turer's instructions.
After reheating stir the food or shake
the container and check that the
temperature does not pose any dan-
ger. Double check after it has been
left to stand.
Always use a lid or cover for reheating
food, except when a drier finish is
needed, e.g. breaded poultry / meat.
When reheating liquids place the boil-
ing rod supplied into the cup or glass.
Never reheat hard boiled eggs in a mi-
crowave oven, even without the shell.
The eggs can burst.
Do not reheat food in the oven in heat-
retaining bags intended for normal ov-
ens. These usually contain a thin layer
of aluminium foil which reflects micro-
waves. This reflected energy can cause
the outer paper covering to become so
hot that it ignites.
The time required depends largely on
the nature of the food, its initial temper-
ature and the amount to be cooked.
Food taken straight from the refrigerator
takes longer to reheat than food stored
at room temperature.
Always ensure that the food is ade-
quately heated.
If in any doubt that a sufficiently high
temperature has been reached, con-
tinue reheating for a little longer.
Stir or turn food from time to time during
cooking. Stir the food from the outside
towards the middle, as food heats more
quickly from the outside.
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After re-heating
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 micro-
waves, (apart from stoneware and simi-
lar dishes), 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 heat to be distrib-
uted 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.
For more detailed information on re-
heating consult a good microwave
or microwave combi-oven cookbook.
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Chart for reheating food
Drinks ** Quantity
Microwave setting
900 W 450 W
Time Time
in mins. in mins.
Standing
time at room
temperature *
in mins.
Coffee,
drinking temp 60 – 65 °C
Milk,
drinking temp 60 – 65 °C
Water
to the boil
Baby bottle (Milk) !!
Mulled wine, Grog
drinking temp. 60 – 65 °C
1 cup, 0.2 l
1 cup, 0.2 l
1 cup, 1
/8 l
approx. 200 ccm
1 glass, 0.2 l
1 – 11
/2
1– 11
/2***
1 – 11
/2
–
1 – 11
/2
–
–
–
1
/2 – 1***
–
–
–
–
1
–
Food *** Quantity
Microwave setting
600 W 450 W
Time Time
in mins. in mins.
Standing
time at room
temperature *
in mins.
Baby food (!!)
Soup
Casserole
Plated meals
Vegetables
Meat
Frankfurters
in 1
/4 l water
Cutlet, fried
Fish fillet, fried
Rösti, Hash browns
Gravy
Hollandaise sauce
1 jar, 200 g
1
/4 l
1
/2 l
250 g
500 g
1000 g
1 portion, 400 g
2 portions, 800 g
250 g
500 g
200 g
500 g
100 g
200 g
200 g
250 g
1
/4 l
1
/4 l
–
4 – 5
7 – 8
4 – 5
7 – 8
10 – 12
5 – 7
10 – 12
3 – 4
5 – 6
3 – 5
7 – 9
3 – 4
3 – 5
3 – 4
3 – 5
4 – 5
–
1
/2 – 1
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
3***
1
1
2
2
3
3
2
3
2
3
2
3
1
2
2
1
1
1
!! See Warning in Section on Reheating.
* 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.
For food not normally stored in a fridge an initial temperature of 20 °C is assumed.
All food except delicate sauces should be reheated to 70 – 75 °C. Temperature should be tested for
palatability before serving to invalids or the elderly. See note on food and drink for babies.
**** Consult a good microwave / microwave combi-oven cookbook for further details on reheat-
ing these and other foods.
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 cook-
ing.
Microwave h
This method is suitable for cooking noo-
dles, pasta, rice, semolina pudding etc.
First select 900 W and then turn down
to 450 W to continue cooking, or 150 W
for simmering.
Place the food in a microwave-safe dish
and cover it.
Place the dish on the oven floor.
Vegetable cooking times depend on the
texture of the vegetable. Fresh vegeta-
bles contain more water than vegeta-
bles which have been stored and usu-
ally cook more quickly. Add a little wa-
ter to vegetables which have been kept
stored. Stir and turn food at least once
during cooking.
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.
Eggs can only be cooked in their shells
in the microwave oven in a specially
designed egg-boiling device available
from specialist shops. Similarly, hard-
boiled eggs should not be reheated in
the microwave oven as this may lead to
the eggs bursting, even once they have
been removed from the oven.
Eggs can be cooked without their shells
in the microwave oven only if the yolk
membrane has been punctured several
times first. The pressure could other-
wise cause the egg yolk to explode.
Fan Heat D
This method is recommended for every-
day cooking, e.g. cakes, pastry, me-
ringues, pizza, potatoes and other veg-
etables.
Slide the glass tray with the rack into
the lowest runner level.
The following containers are suitable:
Ovenproof china or glassware, earthen-
ware, pans with heat resistant handles.
Cover foods such as potatoes or vege-
tables which are to be simmered or
poached, to avoid them drying out.
Where a crisp finish is required e.g. for
meat, cook without a lid.
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Combination programmes
Microwave + Fan Heat h + D
is suitable if you want a shorter cooking
time.
Microwave + Grill h + n
is suitable for cooking food which re-
quires a crisp finish or browning.
Place the cooking container on the
glass tray and slide into the lowest run-
ner level.
Only use heat-resistant, microwave-
safe crockery. No metal.
Cover food being cooked in the Micro-
wave + Fan Heat combination to avoid
it drying out.
Leave food being cooked in the Micro-
wave + Grill combination uncovered so
that it can brown.
Ensure that food, such as meat and
fish, are cooked for an appropriate
length of time.
For more detailed information on
cooking consult a good microwave
or microwave combi-oven cookbook.
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Cooking chart
Quantity
Microwave setting
900 W + 450 W
Time Time
in mins. in mins.
Standing time
at room temp. *
in mins.
Meat
Goulash (with 750 g of meat)
Liver 200 g
6
3
+ 24 – 26
–
3 – 5
–
Poultry
Chicken in wine sauce
Chicken in
curry sauce
approx. 900 g
approx. 800 g
3
4
+
+
13 – 18
6 – 8
5 – 8
3 – 5
Fish
Fillet in sauce
Trout, blue
500 g
2 pcs. each 250 g
3
4
+
+
4 – 9
5 – 6
2 – 3
2 – 3
Fresh vegetables
Carrots
Cauliflower florets
Peas, Spinach
Pepper (strips)
Kohlrabi batons, beans
Brussel sprouts
Asparagus
Broccoli florets
Leeks
Fennel
300 g
500 g
500 g
500 g
500 g
500 g
500 g
300 g
500 g
500 g
2
5
3
5
3
5
5
2
3
3
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+
6
10
10
10
10
9
9
4
9
10
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
Frozen vegetables
Peas, Mixed veg.
Spinach
Brussel sprouts
Broccoli
Leeks
450 g
450 g
300 g
300 g
450 g
5
5
4
3
4
+
+
+
+
+
11
7
6
6
8
2
2
2
2
2
Desserts
Baked apples
Apples in wine sauce
Cream of apricot pudding
Vanilla pudding
2
4
1
/2 l
1
/2 l
3
5
4 – 5
5 – 6
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
* During this time the temperature spreads evenly through the food.
The information given in this chart is intended only as a guide.
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Chart for cooking, browning and crisping food
Pre-cook *
Microwave
Cook + Brown, Crisp
Microwave + Grill
900 W
Time in mins.
+
Microwave
setting
in W
Time
in mins.
Paprika boats 1)
Root veg.-Lasagne 1)
Emmental-Noodles 2)
Vegetable Burger 3)
Potato Dauphinoise 3)
Breaded fish 1)
Fish in Cheese Sauce 1)
3
4
–
4
–
–
–
+
+
+
450
450
450
450
450
450
450
10 – 12
22 – 24
8 – 12**
28 – 30
25 – 27
8 – 12**
14 – 18**
Microwave + Grill
Quantity Microwave setting
in W
Time
in mins.
Meat 1)
Ham
Beef
Lamb
Meat loaf
1000 g
500 g
750 g
750 g
300
300
300
450
45 – 50
20 – 25
30 – 35
25 – 30
Poultry 1)
Chicken, half
Boned turkey roll
1000 g
1000 g
150
450
28 – 30
44 – 48
Snacks 2)
Tuna on toast
Tuna on toast
Sausage wrapped in
cheese and ham
2 pcs
4 pcs
4 pcs
450
450
450
3 – 4**
5 – 6**
5 – 6**
* Pre-cook vegetables / sauce or fillings with lid on
** Pre-heat grill for approx.5 minutes, place food on the rack
1)
First shelf level from bottom
2)
Second shelf level from bottom
3)
Oven floor
Slide the glass tray with the rack in at the appropriate shelf level.
Allow a standing time at room temperature of:
approx. 5 minutes, and 2 minutes or more for cooking times under 10 minutes.
Consult the cookbook supplied with your oven and/or a good microwave / microwave combi-
oven cookbook for further details on cooking these and other foods.
The information given in this chart is intended only as a guide.
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For simultaneous defrosting and reheat-
ing or cooking the following functions
are suitable:
Microwave h
This method is suitable for defrosting
and then reheating or cooking deep
frozen ready made meals which you do
not wish to brown.
Deep frozen ready made meals can be
defrosted and immediately reheated or
cooked in the same process, selecting
900 W and then 450 W.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a covered microwave-safe
dish for defrosting and reheating or
cooking. Exception: Minced meat
should be left uncovered while cooking.
Soups, stew and vegetables should be
stirred several times during the pro-
cess. Separate slices of meat half-way
through the programme. Turn pieces of
meat and fish at the half-way stage.
Deep-frozen ready made meals in card-
board trays which, according to manu-
facturer's instructions, are suitable for
use in a normal oven, are microwave-
safe.
Microwave + Grill h + n
This method is suitable for defrosting
and then reheating or cooking deep
frozen ready made meals, which are to
be crisped and browned. Microwave
output is limited to 450 watts when
used with the grill.
For deep-frozen pre-cooked meals
which are to be crisped and browned,
the Microwave + Grill combination can
be selected. Select microwave power
450 watts. The grill temperature cannot
be altered.
Put the ready made meal in a heat re-
sistant, microwave-proof dish, and
place on the glass tray. Slide the tray
into the 2nd level. Do not cover.
Ready made meals in aluminium dishes
can be placed directly on to the glass
tray. If this does not brown the food as
much as you would like, next time put
the dish on the rack, and slide this to-
gether with the glass tray into the first
level from the bottom.
For more detailed information on de-
frosting followed by reheating or
cooking consult a good microwave
or microwave combi-oven cookbook.
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Chart for defrosting and reheating or cooking of deep frozen ready made
meals
Quantity Microwave setting Standing
time at room
temperature*
in mins.
900 W
Time in mins.
+ 450 W
Time in mins.
Soup
Cream soups
Clear beef broth
with vegetables
0.75 l
0.8 l
7
8
+
+
8 – 10
10 – 12
2
2
Fish
White fillet
Sea trout
in herb sauce
400 g
400 g
4
3
+
+
10 – 12
10 – 12
2
2
Meat
Burgers
Roast
Goulash
Dumplings
Chicken fricassé
160 g
450 g
250 g
450 g
450 g
3
3
3
3
3
+
+
+
+
–
7 – 8
5 – 6
6 – 7
7 – 8
1
1
1
2
2
Vegetables
Puree
Vegetable casserole
+ 1
/8 l Water
450 g
400 g
4
5
+
+
7 – 8
6 – 7
2
3
Rice, Noodles, Plated meals
Paella
+ 0.1 l Water
Tortellini
+ 0.2 l Milk / water
Lasagne
400 g
450 g
420 g
6 – 7
5
3
+
+
–
4 – 5
10 – 12
2
2
2
* During this time the temperature spreads evenly through the food.
Consult a good microwave / microwave combi-oven cookbook for further details on defrosting
and reheating or cooking these and other foods.
The information given in this chart is intended only as a guide.
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Defrosting and reheating, or cooking and crisping or browning of deep frozen
ready made meals
combined operating
Microwave + Grill
Quantity
Microwave-
setting
in W
Time
in mins.
Standing time at
room
temperature * in
mins.
Bistro Baguettes
Lasagne
Potatoes, broccoli
and ham in sauce
Wholemeal pasta bake
with vegetables and ham
Fish fillet
2 spiced burgers
250 g
450 g
350 g
350 g
450 g
250 g
450
450
450
450
450
450
8 – 10
14 – 16
14 – 16
16 – 18
18 – 20
8 – 10
2
2
2
2
2
2
* During this time the temperature spreads evenly through the food.
Ready made meals in heat resistant dishes suitable for microwaving.
Ready made meals in aluminium containers can be put directly onto the glass tray. Remove the cover.
Slide the glass tray into the second shelf level
Consult a good microwave / microwave combi-oven cookbook for further details on defrosting
and reheating or cooking these and other foods.
The information given in this chart is intended only as a guide.
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The following grill settings are suitable
for browning food:
Grill n is suitable for browning dishes
such as cauliflower cheese. It can be
used for grilling very thin meat or fish.
Microwave + Grill h + n is suitable
for cooking food which requires a crisp
finish or browning. The microwave
power output is limited to 450 W with
this setting.
Preparation of meat or fish
Clean, wipe and season. Do not salt
slices of meat beforehand as this draws
the juices out.
Add a little oil if necessary. Other fats
quickly become black or cause the
food to smoke. A little butter can be
added to chicken if desired.
Clean flat fish and slices of fish in the
normal way. To enhance the taste add a
little salt or squeeze a little lemon juice
over the fish.
Pre-heat the grill for approx. 5 minutes
with the oven door shut.
Do not select a microwave setting.
Brush the rack with oil and place the
prepared food on the rack.
It is best to grill food of a similar thick-
ness at the same time so that the grill-
ing time for each item does not vary too
greatly.
Slide the glass tray with the rack
– into the upper (2nd) runner level for
flat pieces of food
– into the lowest runner level for thicker
pieces of food
Most items should be turned half way
through cooking.
Test to see if cooked
One way of finding out how far through
a piece of meat has been cooked is to
press down on it with a spoon:
– If there is very little resistance to the
pressure of the spoon, it is still red on
the inside ("rare").
– If there is some resistance the inside
will be pink ("medium").
– If there is great resistance, it is
throughly cooked through ("well
done").
For more detailed information on
grilling consult a good microwave or
microwave combi-oven cookbook.
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Chart for grilling
Pre-heat the grill for approx five minutes.
Flat items 1)
total Grill time
in mins. 2)
Steaks 25 – 30
Burgers 30 – 35
Sausage 20 – 25
Fish fillet 16 – 20
Toast 2 – 4
Toast with topping 5 – 7
Tomatoes 8 – 10
Peaches 7 – 10
1) upper runner level
2) Turn the food half way through grilling.
Consult a good microwave / micro-
wave combi-oven cookbook for fur-
ther details on grilling these and
other foods.
The information given in the chart is
intended only as a guide.
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Fan Heat D
This method is suitable for baking small
cakes, swiss roll, pastry doughs.
Most types of heat-resistant tins or
dishes are suitable, including thin-
walled and bright, non-reflective metal
tins.
Slide the glass tray with the rack into
the 1st runner from the bottom, and
place the baking tin on this.
Do not push the glass tray right to
the back wall, but leave a gap of
about 2 cm. Otherwise browning will
be uneven.
Baking time should not be too long.
This can lead to the cake etc. drying
out.
Increasing the temperature from sug-
gested levels and reducing the time
can have an adverse effect on brown-
ing. To achieve even browning it might
be better to select a slightly longer
cooking time at a slightly lower temper-
ature.
Microwave + Fan Heat h + D
This combination programme is suit-
able for doughs which require longer
baking, such as rubbed in and beaten
mixtures, yeast recipes and cheese-
cake.
For preference use ovenproof glass or
ceramic baking dishes, as microwaves
can penetrate these materials into the
food being cooked. Metal tins would re-
flect microwaves, so that they would
only reach the cakes from the top, re-
sulting in a longer cooking time.
Slide the glass tray into the 1st runner
from the bottom, and place the baking
dish on this.
Do not push the glass tray right to
the back wall, but leave a gap of
about 2 cm. Otherwise browning will
be uneven.
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With metal baking tins there may be
sparking. Try positioning the tin differ-
ently on the glass tray, and make sure
the tin does not touch the interior walls.
If sparking continues, do not use this tin
again in microwave combination mode.
Do not use paper based containers
coated with aluminium foil, such as
are sometimes provided with packet
cake mixes. There is the danger of
these catching fire.
Switch on the microwave setting for the
total cooking time. The microwave set-
ting should not be higher than 150 W.
Temperature settings, times and micro-
wave power settings in the Baking
Chart are suggestions only. Select an
average temperature and time for first
attempts and adapt accordingly.
If the grease filter is in position in
front of the fan grille opening this
lengthens baking time.
At the end of the shorter time given,
check to see whether the cake etc. is
done. Insert a wooden or metal skewer
in the centre. If it comes out clean with-
out dough sticking to it, the cake is
ready.
For more detailed information on
baking consult a good microwave or
microwave combi-oven cookbook.
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Chart for baking
Fan Heat Microwave + Fan Heat
Temp.
in °C
Time
in mins.
Microwave
setting
in W
Temp.
in °C
Time
in mins.
Creamed mixture
Victoria sandwich
Farmhouse fruit cake
Nut cake (glass tray)1)
Nut cake (tin)
Fresh fruit cake with
topping (glass tray)
Fresh fruit cake (glass tray)
Fresh fruit cake (tin)
Flan base
160 – 165
–
150 – 170
150 – 170
150 – 170
150 – 170
150 – 170
150 – 170
20 – 25
–
25 – 30
60 – 70
45 – 50
35 – 45
50 – 60
25 – 30
–
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
–
130
160
160
160
160
160
160
–
60 – 70
20 – 25
40 – 46
30 – 35
25 – 30
40 – 44
15 – 20
Whisked mixture
Tart
Flan base
Swiss roll
160 – 180
160 – 180
160 – 180
30 – 35
20 – 25
15 – 20
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Rubbed-in mixture
Tart / flan base
Crumble cake
Small cakes 1)
Cheesecake
Apple pie
Apricot tart with topping
Savoury pastry 2)
150 – 170
150 – 170
150 – 170
150 – 170
150 – 170
150 – 170
190 – 200
20 – 25
40 – 50
15 – 25
75 – 85
45 – 55
60 – 70
25 – 35
150
150
–
150
150
150
–
160
160
–
160
160
160
–
15 – 20
30 – 36
–
64 – 70
38 – 48
50 – 60
–
Yeast mixtures
Hot cross buns
Granary loaf
Stollen
White loaf
Wholemeal loaf
Pizza (glass tray)
160 – 170
–
150 – 170
160 – 180
170 – 190
170 – 190
20 – 25
–
50 – 60
40 – 50
50 – 55
40 – 50
150
300
150
–
–
150
–
200
160
–
–
180
–
30 – 35
30 – 34
–
–
36 – 40
Choux pastry
Eclairs 1)
160 – 180 25 – 30 – – –
Flaky pastry1)
170 – 190 20 – 25 – – –
Meringues
Macaroons 1)
70
120 – 140
180 – 240
35 – 45
–
–
–
–
–
–
The times given are calculated on the basis of an oven which has not been pre-heated.
With a pre-heated oven shorten times by up to 10 minutes.
1) First and second shelf support levels.
2) Pre-heat the oven.
Consult the cookbook supplied with your oven and/or a good microwave / microwave combi-
oven cookbook for further details on these and other foods.
The information given in this chart is intended only as a guide.
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Appliance front and control
panel
^ All external surfaces and controls can
be cleaned using warm water with a
little washing up liquid applied with a
soft sponge.
^ Wipe the surfaces dry using a soft
cloth.
E-Cloth
A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts Department,
Part number 98013530, which is suit-
able for cleaning surfaces such as
stainless steel, glass, plastic and
chrome without the use of chemicals.
To prevent the risk of scratches and
damage to the surface structure of
glass, stainless steel and aluminium
fronted appliances pay particular atten-
tion to the following cleaning instruc-
tions.
Glass fronted appliances
The appliance front and controls are
susceptible to scratches and abrasion.
Avoid:
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g. pow-
der cleaners and cream cleaners.
– abrasive sponges, e.g. pot scourers
or sponges which have been previ-
ously used with abrasive cleaning
agents,
– oven sprays.
Clean the door handle and the control
elements regularly, preferably after
each use. This will help prevent grease
or other deposits adhering to surfaces
and becoming impossible to remove.
Aluminium fronted appliances
Aluminium is affected by the way that
light falls it, by the surrounding environ-
ment and by the angle you observe it
from.
Aluminium surfaces and controls
may suffer discolouration or damage
if soiling is left on them for too long.
Remove any soiling straight away.
The appliance front and controls are
susceptible to scratches and abrasion.
Avoid:
– cleaning agents containing soda, ac-
ids or chlorides,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g. pow-
der cleaners and cream cleaners.
– abrasive sponges, e.g. pot scourers
or sponges which have been previ-
ously used with abrasive cleaning
agents,
– stainless steel cleaners,
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
– diswasher detergent,
– oven sprays.
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