Miele M 326 EG manual

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  • Brand: Miele
  • Product: Microwave
  • Model/name: M 326 EG
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch

Table of Contents

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Operating instructions
Microwave ovens
M 316 E
M 326 EG, M 336 EG
M 326 EC, M 336 EC
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before Q
installing or using the machine,
to avoid the risk of accident
or damage to the machine. M.-Nr. 04 982 410
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Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How the microwave oven functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Calculating power settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Material and shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Testing dishes for their suitability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Preparation for use
Setting the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Minute minder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Audible tone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Function safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Opening the door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Closing the door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Operating modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Operation
Microwave-Solo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Altering settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Cancelling a process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Switching off the turntable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Fault indication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Automatic programmes
(Microwave mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Grilling
(not with M 316 E) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Microwave with Grill
Combination mode (not with M 316 E). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Fan heat
(only with models M 326 EC and M 336 EC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
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Combination mode Microwave with Fan heat
(only with models M 326 EC and M 336 EC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Automatic programme
"Proving dough"
(only with M 326 EC and M 336 EC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Sequential programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Short step systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Delaying start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Practical tips
Reheating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Defrosting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Defrosting and reheating or cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Electrical connection and Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Technical data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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Description of the appliance
b Display area
c Selection touchpads: (without and
with microwave respectively)
– Grill J, Ö
– Fan Heat D, ö
(available with some models only)
d Automatic touchpads
(Microwave mode)
e Selection touchpads:
Microwave mode ü P -/+
f Touchpads: Fan Heat temp. °C -/+
g Auto touchpad: "Proving dough" k
h Programme memory store
touchpads c 1/2
i START touchpad h
j Cancel touchpad C
k Function touchpads:
Timer switch l, Delay start d
decrease/increase -/+
Turntable ä, Clock m
(symbol crossed through on facia)
l Rotary selector (Input weight, time)
m Door button a
M 326 EG,
M 336 EG
M 326 EC,
M 336 EC
M 316 E
Description of the appliance
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Caring for the environment
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.
Rather than just throwing these ma-
terials away, please ensure they are of-
fered for recycling.
Disposal of your old machine /
appliance
Old machines or appliances may con-
tain materials which can be reclaimed
or recycled. Please contact your
dealer, your local waste collection
centre or scrap merchant about poten-
tial recycling schemes.
Ensure that the machine or appliance
presents no danger to children while
being stored for disposal.
See the appropriate section in the
"Warning and Safety" instructions.
Caring for the environment
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Warning and Safety instructions
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
safety, on the operation and care of
the appliance. This way you will
avoid the risk of accidents and dam-
age to the appliance.
Do not let children access the ap-
pliance or its controls. Supervise its
use by the elderly or infirm.
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, re-heat, cook,
and to grill (except M 316 E). Any other
usage is at the owner’s risk and could
be dangerous. The manufacturer can-
not be held responsible for damage
caused by improper use of the ap-
pliance.
Technical safety
Do not use the microwave 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. Switching on with this
type of damage could result in micro-
waves no longer being contained
within the oven, and presenting a ha-
zard to the user.
Installation work and repairs may
only be carried out by suitably
competent, authorised persons trained
by the manufacturer to ensure safety.
Repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous.
Never open the casing of the ap-
pliance.
Tampering with electrical connections or
components and mechanical parts is
highly dangerous to the user and can
cause operational faults.
If the connection cable is dam-
aged the new cable must be fitted
by a Miele service engineer or an auth-
orised agent.
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 other-
wise damage will occur to the machine.
If in doubt consult a suitably competent
person.
The electrical safety of this ap-
pliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between
the appliance and an effective earthing
system, which complies with local and
national regulations. It is most import-
ant that this basic safety requirement is
tested by a qualified electrician. The
manufacturer cannot be held respon-
sible for the consequences of an inade-
quate earthing system, such as electric
shock.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Warning and Safety instructions
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it is switched off at the wall socket
and the plug removed.
Hold the plug and do not pull on the
cable to remove the plug.
– The house mains fuse is switched off.
The fuse is screwed out ( in countries
where this is applicable).
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, (for
example danger of overheating).
Use
Always ensure that food has been
thoroughly heated before eating.
Many factors will affect the overall cook-
ing 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, there-
fore when cooking or re-heating foods,
e.g. poultry it is particularly important
that food is fully cooked through (at
more than 70 °C, for more than 10
minutes). If in doubt select a longer
cooking or re-heating 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, re-heating or defrosting.
Always remember that cooking
times in a microwave oven are
usually considerably shorter than with
traditional methods of food preparation.
Excessively long cooking times can
lead to food drying out and eventually
burning, or could even cause it to
catch fire.
There is also a danger of fire if bread-
crumbs, flowers, herbs, etc., are dried
in the microwave oven. Always ensure
that this type of procedure is super-
vised.
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.
Never cook or reheat food or
liquids in sealed containers 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 pos-
ing a severe risk of injury.
Always check the temperature of
the actual food itself after taking it
out of the microwave. Do not be misled
by the temperature of the container. In
particular when preparing food for
babies, children, and the elderly or
infirm, it is essential to check the
temperature of the food or liquid it-
self, after stirring and before serving.
The temperature of the container does
not necessarily give a correct indica-
tion of the temperature of the food or liq-
uid it contains.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Warning and Safety instructions
When heating liquids, the boiling
rod provided should be placed
into the container.
When heating, and especially reheating
liquids, milk, sauces etc., in the micro-
wave oven, the boiling point of the liq-
uid may be reached without the produc-
tion of typical bubbles. The liquid does
not boil evenly throughout. This so-
called ’boiling delay’ can cause a sud-
den build up of bubbles, when the con-
tainer is removed from the oven or
shaken. This can lead to the liquid boil-
ing over suddenly and explosively.
There is a danger of burning. The for-
mation 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.
If smoke occurs in the oven interior
do not open the oven door, to
avoid fuelling any flame. Cancel the
process (press button C), switch off at
the wall socket, and where applicable,
remove the plug. Do not open the door
until the smoke has dispersed.
Never heat undiluted alcohol in the
microwave oven as this can easily
ignite.
Do not use any containers or cut-
lery made from or containing met-
al, aluminium foil, lead crystal glass-
ware, temperature-sensitive plastics,
wooden utensils or cutlery, metal clips
or wire ties. Do not use bowls with
milled rims, or cream pots with the tin-
foil lid partly removed. Such items
could be damaged, or cause a fire ha-
zard.
The accessories supplied with the ap-
pliance (except for M 316 E) are de-
signed to be compatible with micro-
waves, and can therefore be used
when working in microwave mode.
Eggs can only be cooked in their
shells in the microwave oven in a
specially designed egg-boiling device.
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 punc-
tured several times first. The pressure
would otherwise cause the egg yolk to
explode.
Food with a thick skin or peel,
such as tomatoes, sausages,
jacket potatoes, aubergines, should be
pierced or cut in several places to
allow steam to escape and prevent the
food from bursting.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Warning and Safety instructions
Do not reheat food in the oven in
heat-retaining bags intended for nor-
mal ovens.
These heat-retaining bags usually con-
tain a thin layer of aluminium foil which re-
flects microwaves. This reflected energy
can, in turn, cause the outer paper cover-
ing to become so hot that it ignites.
Always ensure that food or the
browning dish has been placed in
the microwave oven, and that the turn-
table is in place, before switching on.
Do not leave the oven unattended
when cooking with oils and fats as
these can be a fire hazard if allowed to
overheat.
Ovenproof earthenware can retain
a considerable amount of mois-
ture. Earthenware and porcelain con-
tainers 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, caus-
ing the container to crack or shatter,
dangerously.
In all operating modes, except
Microwave-Solo, the oven interior,
the grill element, the oven door and the
housing get hot.
Do not let small children touch the oven
while it is in operation, there is a
danger of being burnt.
Supervise its use by the elderly or in-
firm.
Wear oven gloves when taking dishes
in and out of the oven, or when hand-
ling dishes or food in the oven if the
oven is or has just been in operation.
When placing food to be cooked
directly on the glass tray (if sup-
plied), always place a rack under the
glass tray so that heat can also reach
the food from underneath. The rack
and the glass tray become hot during
operation. There is a danger of being
burnt.
Do not use the oven to heat up the
room. Due to the high tempera-
tures radiated, objects left near the
oven could catch fire.
To measure the food temperature
only use a thermometer specifi-
cally approved for use in a microwave
oven. Never use a thermometer with
mercury or liquid.
Under no circumstances use a
steam cleaner to clean this ap-
pliance. Pressurised steam could give
rise to a short circuit, or cause perma-
nent damage to the surface and to
components, for which the manufac-
turer of the oven cannot accept any re-
sponsibility.
In countries which may be subject
to infestation by cockroaches or
other vermin, pay particular attention to
keeping the appliance and its surround-
ings 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.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Warning and Safety instructions
When using browning dishes:
Always use oven gloves when
handling the browning dish to
avoid burns.
Out of the oven always place the
browning dish on a suitable heat-
resistant mat, grid or board to protect
the work surface or table, which could
otherwise be heat-marked.
Use browning dishes in a micro-
wave oven only, or as a serving
dish. In a conventional oven the special
glaze would suffer damage.
Disposal of old appliances
Before discarding an old machine
switch off and disconnect it from
the power supply. Cut off and render
any plug useless.
Cut off the cable directly behind the ma-
chine to prevent misuse.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by non-
compliance with safety instructions.
Warning and Safety instructions
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How the microwave oven functions
In the microwave oven, food is cooked,
reheated or defrosted considerably
more quickly than by any other method.
How does the microwave oven func-
tion?
In a microwave oven there is a high-fre-
quency tube called a magnetron b.
This converts electrical energy into
microwaves. These microwaves are dis-
tributed evenly throughout the oven in-
terior by a metal fan blade known as a
stirrer c -, rebounding off the stainless
steel sides of the oven interior and
thereby reaching the food from all
sides. Microwave distribution is im-
proved by engaging the turntable.
In order for microwaves to reach the
food, they must be able to penetrate
the cooking utensil being used. Micro-
waves 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.
Microwaves pass through a suitable
container and find their way directly
into the foodstuff. All foodstuffs contain
moisture molecules which, when sub-
jected to microwave energy, start to os-
cillate 2.5 thousand million times a sec-
ond. The friction caused by this
vibration creates heat, which first starts
developing around the outside of the
foodstuff and then slowly penetrates to-
wards 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 mine-
rals, are retained.
– colour, texture and taste of food are
not impaired.
How the microwave oven functions
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Calculating power settings
This microwave has 9 power settings.
Very often, power is expressed in watts
on food packaging or in general
recipes for microwaving.
The following table should help to con-
vert the watts given to a matching
power setting with these ovens.
Microwave oven with max.:
Set-
ting
750/
800 Watt
[Watt]
850 Watt
[Watt]
900/
1000 Watt
[Watt]
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
80
150
200
300
400
450
550
600
750/800
80
150
250
350
450
500
600
700
850
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
800
900/1000
Example:
A recipe states:
Cook in the microwave at 850 watts in-
itially for approx. 5 minutes. Then con-
tinue for 20 minutes at 450 watts.
For the microwave with 850 watts maxi-
mum power, using the table for guid-
ance this converts to:
Cook in the microwave at setting 9 in-
itially for approx. 5 minutes. Then con-
tinue for 20 minutes at setting 5.
Where the recipe gives a wattage
which does not correspond exactly to
the table, select the nearest power set-
ting available. It may be necessary to
adjust the time very slightly to compen-
sate.
For appliances with a maximum setting
of 1000 watts we recommend using the
top setting (9) to heat clear liquids and
bring them to the boil. To prepare
noodles and vegetables setting 8 is
suggested followed by 4 or 5.
The maximum microwave power output
in watts and the intermediate scale of
settings in watts are given for each
model of oven on the data plate, lo-
cated at the rear of the oven.
Please make a note of these.
Examples of use given later in this
book refer to oven models with a maxi-
mum microwave power output of
900/1000 watts. Adjust according to
the table on this page for ovens with a
different scale of output watts.
Calculating power settings
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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Microwaves
– are reflected by metal.
– pass through glass and china-
ware, . . .
– and are absorbed by food.
Material and shape
The material and shape of containers
used affect the cooking results and
times. Round and oval shaped ones
provide good results. Heat distribution
is more even than it is in rectangular
containers.
Metal
The following do not belong in an
oven being used in microwave
mode. Metal containers, aluminium
foil and metal cutlery, or china with
metallic decoration, such as gold
rims or cobalt blue.
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.
Important: remove the lid first. The dis-
advantage is that the food is only
heated from the top. It is better to
remove the food from the aluminium foil
container and tranfer it to a dish suit-
able 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.
– Small pieces of aluminium foil.
For even defrosting and to avoid over-
cooking unevenly shaped cuts of meat,
poultry or fish, small areas of aluminium
foil may be used to mask wingtips or
other thin parts for the last few minutes
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
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of the process. The aluminium foil must
not touch the interior of the oven.
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
Metal skewers and clamps should only
be used if they are very small in com-
parison to the size of the cut of meat.
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 for use.
Porcelain (chinaware)
Porcelain (chinaware) is suitable
Do not use porcelain with gold or sil-
ver edging or items with hollow
knobs or handles, as insufficient
ventilation may cause pressure.
Earthenware
Decorated earthenware is only suit-
able 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
metal.
This makes them unsuitable for use in a
microwave oven.
Plastics
Plastic containers must only be
used for microwave mode alone
and not in normal oven mode. Plas-
tics must be heat-resistant to a mini-
mum 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 most department and hardware
stores. 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 micro-
wave 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. They should
be pierced beforehand so that
steam can escape.
This prevents a build-up of pressure
and reduces the risk of the bag bur-
sting.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
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Roasting bags and tubes can be used.
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 in-
structions.
Do not use metal clips or wire ties
coated in plastic or paper.
There is a danger that they will ignite
when heated.
Wood
Wooden dishes are not suitable
Moisture contained in the wood evap-
orates when exposed to microwave en-
ergy, causing the wood to dry and
crack.
Disposable containers
Only those plastic disposable con-
tainers which are specified by the pro-
ducer 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 ma-
terial.
Disposable containers are not always
recyclable or degradable.
Testing dishes for their suita-
bility
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
small container with water and also
place this in the oven.
Shut the door
Using touchpads ü P +/- select
setting 8, or setting 9 for the M 316 E.
Enter a time of 30 seconds with the
rotary selector.
Do not switch off the turntable ä.
Press the START h control.
If a crackling noise is heard accom-
panied by sparks during the test,
switch off the appliance immediately.
Any crockery which causes this reac-
tion is unsuitable for use in the micro-
wave oven.
The water in the small container should
be warm, but the dish cool. If the dish
is very hot and the water is cold, it
would be unwise to use the dish.
If any doubt exists about the suita-
bility of containers, please contact
the supplier.
This test cannot be used to check
whether items with hollow knobs or
handles are suitable for use in a micro-
wave oven.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
A cover
– prevents too much steam escaping,
especially when cooking foodstuffs
which need longer to cook, such as
potatoes,
– shortens and evens out the cooking
process,
– keeps the oven interior cleaner,
– prevents food from drying out,
– contains the aroma.
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 producer).
Sealed glass containers, such as
jars of food, must be opened before
they are placed in the oven.
Do not use a lid / cover
– if food coated with breadcrumbs is
being cooked.
– cooking meals which are to be given
a crisp finish.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
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Preparation for use
Setting the time of day
Connect the appliance to the elec-
tricity supply.
All the displays light up in the dis-
play area.
Press the C touchpad.
0 appears in the display area.
Press the m touchpad and use the
rotary control to set the hours.
Press the m again and use the rot-
ary control to set the minutes.
Press the m touchpad to confirm
the time now showing in the display
area.
The two dots between the hours and
minutes flash every two seconds.
The appliance is now ready for use.
Altering the time of day
Press the m touchpad and set the
time of day as described above.
Calling up the time of day
Press the m touchpad to call up the
time of day during a cooking pro-
cess. The time of day will be shown
for 5 seconds.
Minute minder
Press the l touchpad.
:0 lights up in the display area and
the time symbol flashes.
Use the rotary control to set the
minute minder time you require
(5 seconds to 95 minutes).
The h symbol flashes in the display
area.
Press the h START touchpad.
In the display area the set time
begins to count down in one second
steps.
An audible tone sounds after the
minute minder time has elapsed.
Audible tone
An audible tone sounds after the set
times have elapsed. The time of day re-
appears in the display area.
Press the C touchpad to cancel the
tone.
Function safety lock
Press the +/- function touch pads at
the same time.
The microwave oven can not now be
used as all the programme functions
are locked.
Press the +/- at the same time again to
cancel the function safety lock.
All the touchpads are available for
use again.
If the appliance is disconnected
from the electricity supply the func-
tion safety lock is switched off.
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Preparation for use
Opening the door
Press the "a" button to open the
door.
If the microwave oven is being used,
opening the door will interrupt the cook-
ing process and the interior lighting will
go out.
Closing the door
Push the door firmly to.
Press the h START touchpad to con-
tinue an interrupted cooking process.
The appliance will not start again if
the door has not been closed
properly.
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Operating modes
M 326 EC, M 336 EC
The 5 modes listed below are available
on these models.
M 326 EG, M 336 EG
Here you can choose between 3 opera-
ting modes - Microwave-Solo, Grill, and
combination mode Microwave and Grill.
M 316 E
The Microwave-Solo mode is available
on this model. Fan Heat and Grilling
(with or without microwave function are
not available).
– 1. Microwave-Solo mode ü P
suitable for defrosting, reheating or
cooking.
– 2. Grilling J
is ideal for grilling flat items, e.g. fish
or meat steaks, or sausages.
– 3. Fan Heat D
is ideal for baking.
– 4. Combination mode - Microwave
with Grilling Ö
is ideal for crisping and browning.
The microwave cooks the food, the
grill browns the surface.
– 5. Combination mode - Microwave
with Fan Heat ö
This combination mode is useful for
the speedy preparation of dishes in
a sauce.
The two functions combined not only
cook the food but turn the surface
golden.
Automatic programmes
The microwave mode offers the five
automatic programmes listed below:
– reheating dishes,
– reheating liquids,
– defrosting using an entered time,
– defrosting using an entered weight,
– cooking using an entered weight.
The M 326 EC and M 336 EC models
also have a "proving dough" automatic
fan heat programme.
Sequential programming
You can programme up to 3 functions
to run one after the other.
Short step system
With the c 1/ 2 touchpads you can
store in memory programmes which
are frequently used.
These two programme stores are
reusable.
Delayed start
Start can be delayed by up to 24 hours.
Operating modes
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Operation
Microwave-Solo mode
There is a choice of up to 9 different
microwave power settings.
The higher the power setting, the more
microwaves reach the food.
When heating up food of differing com-
position, or which cannot be stirred or
turned during cooking, as with a plated
meal, it is preferable to heat these on a
lower power setting. This ensures that
the heat is distributed evenly. Heat for
long enough to reach the temperature
required.
Times for defrosting, reheating and
cooking
The necessary time depends on:
– the initial temperature of the food.
Food taken from the refrigerator will
need longer to be reheated or
cooked than food already at room
temperature.
– the type, texture and consistency of
the food.
Fresh vegetables usually contain
more water and cook more quickly
than stored vegetables.
– the shape and material of the container.
– the amount of food.
In general:
As a general rule double quantity –
approx. time and a half.
Smaller quantity, possibly shorter
time but ensure food is cooked thor-
oughly.
Ideally the container should be
placed in the centre of the oven.
Press the ü P +/- touchpads and
select the power level required (P1 to
P9).
The 4 symbol for Microwave Mode
and the power setting selected will ap-
pear in the display area, and the time
symbol flashes.
Use the rotary control to enter a
cooking time (5 seconds up to 95
minutes).
The 4 symbol for Microwave Mode
and the cooking time selected ap-
pear in the display, the h symbol
flashes.
Press the h START touchpad.
The time entered begins to count
down in seconds in the display area.
At the end of the cooking time an
audible tone sounds. The time of day
reappears in the display area.
Press the C touchpad to cancel the
audible tone.
To achieve good results it is essen-
tial that the appliance is cool. If the
oven interior temperature is too high
the fault message "E" appears in the
display area. If this happens allow
the appliance to cool down with the
door open for about 15 to 20
minutes. Press the C touchpad and
then enter the settings again.
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Calling up the microwave power set-
ting
Press the ü P + or - touchpads, if
you want to check the power setting
during a process. The power setting
will appear for 5 seconds.
Altering settings
Before a process has begun
Alter the settings before starting the
programme.
After a process has begun
press the C touchpad.
A new setting can now be entered.
Press the h START touchpad, to
restart the process.
Cancelling a process
Press the C touchpad, to cancel any
functions that have been entered, if
for example the food is cooked be-
fore the set time.
The time of day appears.
Switching off the turntable
The turntable is always switched on
and should only be switched off if there
is a danger of something blocking it,
e.g. a large dish which is wider than
the turntable.
Press the ä touchpad to switch off
the turntable. This can be done
either before starting or during the
cooking process.
Fault indication
Allow the appliance to cool down
with the door open for about 15 - 20
minutes, if an "E" shows in the dis-
play, indicating that the oven interior
is too hot.
Then press the C touchpad and re-
enter the settings.
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Operation
Automatic programmes
(Microwave mode)
With microwave mode there is the
choice of five automatic programmes
as follows:
– Reheating various dishes,
– Reheating liquids,
– Timed defrosting,
– Defrosting according to weight,
– Cooking according to weight.
Automatic reheating of various
dishes (Auto P)
The following programmes are avail-
able:
Pro-
gramme
Dish
A 1
A 2
A 3
A 4
A 5
small plated meal
large plated meal
jacket potatoes
doughs
casseroles
Press the Auto P touchpad.
A 1, AUTO and the symbol for micro-
wave mode 4 light up, the h sym-
bol and +/- flash.
Select the programme you want by
pressing the Auto P touchpad as
many times as necessary.
Specific heating-up times are prepro-
grammed for individual dishes. These
can be adapted if you prefer a longer
or shorter time.
There are 5 possible time settings for
each dish.
Press the +/- touchpads to lengthen
or shorten the reheating time.
For example if you press the + touch-
pad twice, 2 and + appear in the dis-
play area. The longest time setting
has been chosen.
Press the h START touchpad.
The set time appears in the display
area and begins to count down in one
second steps.
An audible tone sounds when the time
has elapsed.
The time of day reappears in the dis-
play area.
Ensure that the food is given suffi-
cient standing time, eg at least one
minute with menus A 1, A 2 and A 4
and three minutes with A 5.
Standing time is a resting time at
room temperature during which the
temperature is distributed evenly to
all parts of the food.
Ensure that the food is thoroughly
heated through. If necessary extend
the heating time manually.
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Operation
Automatic heating of liquids (Ü)
With this programme you can heat up
(or reheat) liquids in cups or mugs.
1 – 3 cups can be heated at a time.
The programme assumes 150 to 225
ml per cup.
If you wish to heat more or less liquid
you can adapt the appropriate heating
up time.
There are 5 possible time settings.
When (re)heating liquids in the
microwave oven the boiling rod pro-
vided must be placed into the con-
tainer. (Alternatively, when (re)heat-
ing more than one cup place a
plastic or glass spoon in each cup).
The liquid will then boil evenly, and
a boiling surge is avoided.
Press the Ü touchpad.
CUP 1, AUTO and the symbol for
Microwave mode 4 appear in the
display area, in addition the symbol
h and +/- flash.
Press the Ü (CUP 1, CUP 2 or CUP
3) touchpad until you reach the pro-
gramme required.
Press the + or - touchpads, if you
wish to lengthen or shorten the time.
For example, if you press the +
touchpad twice, "2" and + appear in
the display area, showing that you
have selected the longest time
possible.
Press the h START touchpad.
The set time appears in the display
area and begins to count down in one
second steps.
An audible tone sounds when the time
has elapsed.
The time of day reappears in the dis-
play area.
Automatic defrosting using a time
entry (Auto N)
Only use this programme with food up
to a max. 450 g in weight.
Press the Auto N touchpad.
:0, the symbol for Defrost and AUTO
light up in the display area, and the
time symbol flashes.
Enter the defrost time required using
the rotary control.
Press the h START touchpad.
The set time appears in the display
area and begins to count down in one
second steps.
An audible tone sounds when the time
has elapsed.
The time of day reappears in the dis-
play area.
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Operation
Automatic defrosting using
a weight entry (g N)
Three programmes are available.
Programme Type of food
d 1
d 2
d 3
poultry
meat
fish
Press the g N touchpad.
In the display d 1, the symbol for De-
frost and AUTO appear. The weight
symbol g flashes.
Press the g N touchpad until you
reach the required programme.
Use the rotary control to enter the
weight of the food (25 g – 4000g).
The weight entered, the Defrost sym-
bol and AUTO show in the display,
the symbol h and +/- flash.
Press the + or - touchpads, if you
wish to lengthen or shorten the time.
For example, if you press the +
touchpad twice, "2" and + appear in
the display area, showing that you
have selected the longest time
possible.
Press the h START touchpad.
The appliance automatically calcu-
lates the necessary defrost time,
which appears in the display area and
begins to count down in one second
steps.
To achieve good results, turn or
rearrange the food during the cooking
process.
An audible tone sounds at one third
and two thirds of the time set.
When the tone sounds, open the
door and either turn or rearrange the
food. Then close the door and press
the h START touchpad to continue
the interrupted process.
An audible tone also sounds when the
time has elapsed.
The time of day reappears in the dis-
play area.
Leave the food to stand at room tem-
perature for a few minutes after defrost-
ing, (standing time), so that the tem-
perature is distributed more evenly
throughout the food.
Before cooking check that the food
is completely defrosted.
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Operation
Automatic cooking using a weight
entry (g Q)
There is a choice of 8 programmes.
Programme Type of food
C 1
C 2
C 3
C 4
C 5
C 6
C 7
C 8
Chicken
Jacket potatoes
Beef, well done
Beef, medium
Beef/ Lamb, rare
Lamb, medium
Lamb, well done
Pork
Press the g Q touchpad.
C 1, 4 the symbol for microwave
mode and AUTO light up, the weight
symbol g flashes.
Press the g Q touchpad enough
times to select the programme you
require.
Use the rotary control to enter the
weight (25 g – 4000 g).
The weight entered, 4 the symbol
for microwave mode and AUTO light
up, the h symbol and +/- flash.
Press the +/- function touchpads to
lengthen or shorten cooking time.
For example, if you press the +
touchpad twice, 2 and + appear in
the display area. This indicates that
you have chosen the longest cook-
ing time.
Press the h START touchpad.
The necessary cooking time is calcu-
lated automatically. This time will ap-
pear in the display area and begin to
count down in one second steps.
To achieve good results, turn or rear-
range the food during the cooking pro-
cess.
When the tone sounds, open the door
and either turn or rearrange the food.
Then close the door and press the h
START touchpad to continue the in-
terrupted process.
An audible tone also sounds when the
time has elapsed.
The time of day reappears in the dis-
play area.
Leave the food to stand at room tem-
perature for a few minutes after cook-
ing, (standing time), so that the tem-
perature is distributed more evenly
throughout the food.
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Operation
Grilling
(not with M 316 E)
Place the food on the rack or on the
turntable. The glass tray can be
placed under the rack to catch any
oils or cooking juices.
Press the J touchpad.
:0 and the Grill symbol appear in the
display area, the time symbol flashes.
Use the rotary control to enter the re-
quired grilling time.
Press the h START touchpad.
The grilling time will appear in the dis-
play area and count down in one sec-
ond steps.
At the end of this time an audible tone
sounds.
The time of day reappears in the dis-
play area.
Flat pieces of fish and meat should
usually be turned half way through grill-
ing for an even finish. Larger pieces
should be turned several times. If the
total grilling time is less than 15
minutes, pre-heat the grill for approx. 5
minutes.
Some food (where suitable) can be
placed directly on to the glass tray to
be grilled. Always place a rack under
the glass tray so that heat can also
reach the food from underneath.
Microwave with Grill
Combination mode
(not with M 316 E)
Place the food on the rack or on the
turntable.
Press the Ö touchpad.
In the display area the symbols for
Microwave with Grill light up, P
flashes.
With the ü P +/- touchpads select
the power setting required (P 1 to P 9).
The time symbol flashes.
Use the rotary control to enter the re-
quired grilling time.
Press the h START touchpad.
The grilling time will appear in the dis-
play area and count down in one sec-
ond steps.
At the end of this time an audible tone
sounds.
The time of day reappears in the dis-
play area.
The rack and the glass tray become
hot during operation. There is a
danger of being burnt.
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Operation
Fan heat
(only with models M 326 EC and
M 336 EC)
Without pre-heating
Put the food to be cooked on the
glass tray and place the glass tray
on the low rack.
Press the D touchpad.
:0 and the Fan heat symbol appear
in the display area, the time symbol
flashes.
Use the rotary control to enter the re-
quired cooking time. °C flashes.
Use the °C +/- touchpads to select
the required temperature. (100 °C –
250 °C).
Press the h START touchpad.
The cooking time will appear in the dis-
play area and count down in one
second steps.
At the end of this time an audible tone
sounds.
The time of day reappears in the dis-
play area.
With pre-heating
Press the D touchpad.
:0 and the Fan heat symbol appear
in the display area, the time symbol
flashes.
Press the D touchpad again.
°C flashes, the time symbol disap-
pears.
Use the °C +/- touchpads to select
the required temperature.
(100 °C – 250 °C).
Press the h START touchpad, to
start with the pre-heating.
°C and the Fan heat symbol appear in
the display area. The selected tem-
perature flashes.
At the end of the pre-heating time an
audible tone sounds.
Open the door and put the food to
be cooked on the glass tray and
place the glass tray on the low rack.
Close the door.
:0 and the Fan heat symbol appear
in the display area, the time symbol
flashes.
Use the rotary control to enter the re-
quired cooking time.
Press the h START touchpad.
The cooking time will appear in the
display area and count down in one
second steps.
At the end of this time an audible
tone sounds.
The time of day reappears in the dis-
play area.
The rack and the glass tray become
hot during operation. There is a
danger of being burnt.
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Operation
Combination mode Microwave
with Fan heat
(only with models M 326 EC and
M 336 EC)
Without pre-heating
Put the food to be cooked on the
glass tray and place the glass tray
on the low rack.
Press the ö touchpad.
The symbol for Fan heat with micro-
wave appears in the display area, P
flashes.
With the ü P +/- touchpads select
the power setting required (P 1 to P 9).
The time symbol flashes.
Use the rotary control to enter the re-
quired cooking time.
°C flashes.
Use the °C +/- touchpads to select
the required temperature
(100 °C – 250 °C).
Press the h START touchpad.
The cooking time will appear in the dis-
play area and count down in one sec-
ond steps.
At the end of this time an audible tone
sounds.
The time of day reappears in the dis-
play area.
With pre-heating
Press the ö touchpad.
The symbol for Fan heat with micro-
wave appears in the display area, P
flashes.
Press the ö touchpad again.
°C flashes, P disappears.
Use the °C +/- touchpads to select
the required temperature (100 °C –
250 °C).
Press the h START touchpad, to
start with the pre-heating.
°C and the symbol for Fan heat with
microwave appear in the display area.
The selected temperature flashes.
At the end of the pre-heating time an
audible tone sounds.
Open the door and put the food to
be cooked on the glass tray and
place the glass tray on the low rack.
Close the door.
The symbol for Fan heat with micro-
wave appears in the display area, P
flashes.
With the ü P +/- touchpads select
the power setting required
(P 1 to P 9).
The time symbol flashes.
Use the rotary control to enter the re-
quired cooking time.
Press the h START touchpad.
The cooking time appears in the dis-
play area and counts down in one sec-
ond steps.
At the end of this time an audible tone
sounds.
The time of day reappears in the dis-
play area.
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Operation
Automatic programme
"Proving dough"
(only with M 326 EC and M 336 EC)
Press the k touchpad.
The Fan heat symbol and F appear
in the display, the time symbol
flashes.
Use the rotary control to enter the re-
quired time.
The Fan heat symbol and the se-
lected time appear in the display, the
START symbol h flashes.
Press the h START touchpad.
The time appears in the display area
and counts down in one second steps.
At the end of this time an audible tone
sounds.
The time of day reappears in the dis-
play area.
In order to achieve good results it is
essential that the appliance is cool
before use. The fault message "E"
appears in the display area if the
oven interior temperature is too high
for this function.
If this happens allow the oven to
cool for approx. 15 - 20 minutes
with the door open, press touchpad
C and enter the settings again.
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Operation
Sequential programming
Up to three functions can be pro-
grammed to run one after the other.
All the heating modes are available, for
example, grilling, combination mode,
and automatic programmes.
One possible combination could for
example be:
Defrost - Cook - Grill.
Proceed as previously described to
enter details for the first function.
Ignore the start symbol h which is
flashing in the display area, and
enter the second (and if required,
third) functions.
Only now press the h START touch-
pad, to set the sequence of pro-
grammes in motion.
The time appears in the display area
and counts down in one second
steps.
At the end of this time an audible
tone sounds.
The time of day reappears in the dis-
play area.
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Operation
Short step systems
Touchpads c 1/2 allow you to store in
memory programmes which are fre-
quently used.
There are two memory stores where fre-
quently used programmes can be re-
corded.
You can store all the operating functions,
e.g. grilling, combination functions, and
automatic programmes.
A programmed sequence of functions
can also be stored.
Each memory store can be used again
with a different programme.
Proceed as for setting the operating
mode.
Do not however press the h START
button at the end, instead select c
1 or 2 to store the setting.
The code number of the stored pro-
gramme will appear in the display,
then the time of day will reappear.
Calling up the "Short step system"
Press the relevant storage touchpad,
c 1 or 2.
The stored settings for the operating
function appear in the display area
step by step.
Press the h START touchpad.
In the display area the time counts
down in one second steps. An
audible tone sounds at the end and
the time of day reappears.
If you press the START button immedi-
ately after selecting the stored pro-
gramme 1 or 2, this will avoid the whole
sequence showing in the display area.
Storing a new programme will auto-
matically delete any previously
stored programme.
In the event of a power cut the
stored programmes will be deleted,
and will need to be re-entered.
Make a note of the programme se-
quences, so that they are available
for use when you need them.
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Operation
Delaying start
The start time of a process can be pre-
programmed up to 24 hours before-
hand.
You can store all the operating functions,
e.g. grilling, combination functions, and
automatic programmes [Exception:
Automatic reheating of various dishes
(Auto P) and Automatic heating of
liquids (Ü)].
A programmed sequence of two func-
tions can also be pre-programmed.
The start time can be set in hours
and minutes. First press the d
touchpad, and use the rotary selec-
tor to set the hour of the starting time
you require.
Then press the d again and use the
rotary selector to set the minutes.
The selected start time appears in
the display area, the clock symbol
for delay start flashes.
Press the d touchpad.
The time of day appears in the dis-
play area, the clock symbol for de-
layed start lights up.
Proceed as previously described to set
the operating mode.
Example: Microwave - Solo mode
Press the ü P +/- touchpads and
select the power setting required
(P 1 to P 9).
The symbol 4 for microwave mode
and the chosen power setting ap-
pear in the display area, and the
time symbol flashes.
Use the rotary control to enter the
length of time of the process.
The symbol 4 for microwave mode
and the length of time of the process
appear in the display area.
The h symbol flashes.
Press the h START touchpad.
The current time of day, the 4 sym-
bol for microwave mode and the
clock symbol for delayed start ap-
pear in the display area.
The appliance will then switch on auto-
matically at the programmed start time,
and off at the end.
If you are using the delaying start
function with the microwave mode,
the food must have already been
placed in the cooking compartment.
If you open the door again before the
starting time,
Press the h START touchpad again
after closing the door, to ensure that
the process starts at the preselected
time.
If you wish to alter the starting time,
Press touchpad C, and re-pro-
gramme.
If you wish to delete the starting
time,
Press the C touchpad.
Operation
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Practical tips
Reheating
Select the following microwave power
settings, to reheat food:
Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Food for babies * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
(See table on page 12 for ovens with
maximum microwave output of less
than 900/1000 watts.)
* 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 ut-
most care. Pasteurised or sterilised
cooked food should be gently
heated for half to one minute on
level 4, and tasted so that it is not
too hot for a baby’s palate before
serving. Other food or drink when
reheated should be heated to a
high temperature and allowed to
cool to a suitable heat for eating.
For made-up milk follow the
maker’s instructions.
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,
especially jars of baby food.
Remove the rubber teat and seal
top before warming baby bottles.
When reheating liquids place the
boiling rod supplied with the ma-
chine into the cup or glass.
Never reheat hard boiled eggs in
a microwave oven, even without
the shell. The eggs can burst.
The time required depends largely on the
nature and initial temperature of the food
and the amount to be cooked. For
example food taken straight from the
fridge requires example 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 dur-
ing cooking. Stir the food from the out-
side towards the middle, as food heats
more quickly from the outside.
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Practical tips
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 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
once a programme has ended to allow
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.
Cooking
Place the food in a covered microwave-
safe dish.
When cooking fresh vegetables, fish,
meat, poultry first select power setting
8, and then select power setting 5 to
continue cooking, (see table on page
12 for ovens with a maximum micro-
wave output of less than 900/1000
watts.)
Add a little water to vegetables which
have been kept stored. Vegetable cook-
ing times depend on the texture of the
vegetable. Fresh vegetables usually
contain more water and cook more
quickly. Stir and turn food at least once
during cooking.
Ensure that perishable food, such
as meat and fish, are cooked for an
appropriate length of time.
For dishes such as rice or semolina
pudding first select power setting 8,
and then turn down to power setting 2
to complete cooking (see table on
page 12 for ovens with a maximum
microwave output of less than
900/1000 watts.).
For food with skin or peel, such as to-
matoes, some types of sausage, jacket
potatoes and aubergines, the skin
should be pierced or cut several times
before cooking to prevent food from
bursting.
Boiling eggs in the microwave oven
is not possible without a special
egg-boiling device, available from
specialist shops.
Otherwise the eggs will burst. Eggs
can only be cooked in a microwave
oven out of their shells in a glass dish.
The yolk must be pierced several times
first with a sharp object.
Bottling
Bottling should only be undertaken by
an experienced cook who has received
proper training in this method of pres-
erving fruit and vegetables in an oven
or microwave oven, and understands
the implications of the chemical reac-
tions involved.
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Practical tips
Defrosting
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a microwave-safe con-
tainer, to defrost without a lid. Turn, stir
or separate the food about half-way
through the programme.
To defrost delicate foods, e.g. cream,
butter, gateau and cheese, select the
microwave setting 1. However to
achieve an even result remove from the
oven and allow to finish defrosting at
room temperature.
To defrost meat unpack the frozen meat
and lay it on an upturned plate in a
glass or china container so that the
meat juice can run out, but not spread
over the oven floor. Turn half way
through defrosting.
For defrosting food such as bread,
cakes or fruit microwave power setting
2 is recommended.
After defrosting
Allow the food to stand at room tem-
perature for approximately the same
amount of time spent for defrosting to
enable the heat to spread evenly
throughout the food.
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Practical tips
Defrosting and reheating or
cooking
Deep-frozen pre-cooked food can be
defrosted and immediately reheated or
cooked, using the combination of an
automatic defrost programme, with an
automatic cooking programme.
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 cook-
ing. Soups, stew and vegetables
should be stirred several times during
the process. Separate slices of meat
half-way through the programme. Turn
pieces of meat and fish at the half-way
stage.
Deep-frozen pre-cooked meals in card-
board trays which, according to manu-
facturer’s instructions are suitable for
use in a conventional oven, are micro-
wave-safe.
After defrosting followed by reheat-
ing or cooking.
Allow the food to stand at room tem-
perature long enough to enable the
heat to spread evenly throughout the
food.
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Practical tips
Examples
Melting margarine, butter
Melt 100 g at setting 5 uncovered,
for approx 1-11
/2 minutes.
Melting chocolate
Break 100 g into pieces, melt at setting
5 uncovered, for approx. 2 minutes.
Dissolving gelatine
Melt in water at setting 5 uncovered, for
approx. 1
/2-1 minutes, stirring
occasionally, (n.b. follow the instruc-
tions on the packet if these differ and
for the amount of water).
Preparing flan topping
Gently heat 1 sachet + 1
/4 l liquid at
setting 5 uncovered, for approx. 4-5
minutes, stirring occasionally.
Proving dough
(500 g flour) leave covered to rise for
approx. 8-10 minutes at setting 1.
Skinning tomatoes
Cut 3 tomatoes crosswise, drop into
water and heat at setting 5 for approx.
2 minutes. The skin can now be peeled
away easily. Take care, the tomatoes
may be very hot.
The examples below are for an oven
with a maximum microwave power out-
put of 900/1000 watts.
For models with a different power out-
put scale, adjust according to the table
on page 12. E.g. for a 750 watt model
use setting 6 instead of setting 5.
Bottling
Bottling should only be undertaken by
an experienced cook who has received
proper training in this method of pres-
erving fruit and vegetables in an oven
or microwave oven, and understands
the implications of the chemical reac-
tions involved.
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Cleaning and care
Microwave appliance
Disconnect the microwave oven from
the power supply before cleaning.
Oven housing and interior
The housing and interior can be
cleaned using a damp cloth with wash-
ing up liquid or a mild detergent and
water. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
Avoid too much water as this could
penetrate the openings.
Do not use a scouring agent which
could scratch.
The stainless steel surfaces can be
cleaned with a non abrasive cleaner for
stainless steel.
To neutralise odours in the microwave
put a cup of water with some lemon
juice in the oven and simmer for a few
minutes.
The turntable can be removed for
cleaning
Always keep the roller ring under-
neath it clean as well as the oven
floor. Otherwise the ring might not
run smoothly.
Do not turn the carrier manually, as
this could damage the drive motor.
Door interior
Always keep the door interior clean. Do
not use any scouring agent. Check the
door and the door seal at regular inter-
vals for any sign of damage. If any
damage is noticed, the oven should not
be used again in microwave mode until
the fault has been rectified by a service
engineer trained by Miele.
Air vents
Do not let water or any other object find
their way into the air vents.
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Cleaning and care
Accessories (depending on model)
Boiling rod, glass tray
The boiling rod and glass tray can be
washed in the dishwasher.
Rack
Wash and dry after each use.
Remove stubborn soils with a stainless
steel cleaner.
Cleaning and care
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Problem solving guide
Repairs to electrical appliances
should only be carried out by suit-
ably qualified and competent ser-
vice technicians trained by Miele.
Improper repairs may pose a
serious risk to the user.
The following minor malfunctions how-
ever can usually be resolved without
calling the Service Department:
What to do if . . .
. . . a process cannot be started.
Check whether,
the appliance door is closed
properly.
a time has been entered.
the appliance is plugged in to the
mains supply.
the mains fuse has blown (call a
qualified electrician or the Service
department, see "After Sales Ser-
vice").
. . . food is not adequately defrosted,
heated or cooked at the end of the
selected process time.
check whether the correct power set-
ting was selected for the time set.
The lower the power setting the longer
the time required.
check whether the process has been
interrupted and not restarted.
. . . the turntable does not turn
smoothly.
Check whether the path described
by the ring on the base of the oven
interior under the turntable is clean,
and if not remove any soiling.
. . . strange noises are heard when
the microwave oven is being used.
Check whether,
the food is covered with aluminium
foil.
If it is remove it.
Sparks are being created by the use
of crockery with a metallic finish. See
notes on types of containers.
. . . food cools down too quickly.
In the microwave oven, food begins to
cook from the outside first, the inside of
the food relying on the slower conduc-
tion of heat.
If food is cooked at a high power level
it is possible that the heat may not have
reached the centre of the food. During
standing time heat is transferred to the
centre of the food. Food may be warm
in the middle but cool on the edge.
When reheating food with different den-
sities, such as plated meals it is sen-
sible to start with a low power level and
lengthen the time required.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the microwave switches itself off
during a cooking, reheating or de-
frosting process.
There may be insufficient air circulation.
Check whether:
the air inlet is blocked.
Any object is blocking the ventilation
outlets.
whether anything is blocking the gap
between the base of the unit and the
worktop surface.
Remove any objects if necessary. The
appliance switches off automatically in
the case of overheating. Cooking can
be recontinued after a cooling-down
period.
If the microwave oven switches itself off
repeatedly, please call the Service De-
partment.
. . . an E 15 appears in the display
The oven interior is too hot.
Let the appliance cool down with the
door open for 15 – 20 minutes. After-
wards, press the C touchpad and
enter the settings again.
. . . an E 2 appears in the display
The ambient temperature is too low. If
the room temperature drops to below
15 °C the machine will cease operating.
Increase the room temperature or
find a more suitable location for the
appliance.
If it is not possible to remedy a fault
by following the instructions given
above, on no account open the ap-
pliance casing.
These microwave ovens should only
be repaired by suitably qualified
technicians trained by Miele.
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After sales service
In the event of any faults which you can-
not easily remedy, please contact
– your Miele dealer
– the nearest Miele Service Depart-
ment.
See address on the back page.
When contacting the service depart-
ment please quote the Model and Ser-
ial number of your appliance, given on
the data plate which is located exter-
nally, on the rear wall of the appliance.
After sales service
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Electrical connection
All electrical work should be carried out
by a competent person, in accordance
with national and local safety regulations.
The microwave oven is supplied with a
mains cable and plug.for connection to
a single phase 220-240 V, 50 Hz a. c.
supply. The voltage, rated load and
fuse rating are given on the data plate.
Please ensure that these match the
household mains supply.
If the cable is damaged it must be
replaced by a special cable which
must be fitted by a competent per-
son trained by the manufacturer.
Please consult the Customer Ser-
vice dept.
Connection should be made via a
fused connection unit or a fused plug
and a suitable switched socket, (rated
load under 3000 W), or via suitable iso-
lator (rated load over 3000 W), which is
easily accessible. For extra safety it is
advisable to install a residual current
device (rcd) with a trip current of
30 mA.
Important
The wires in the mains lead are col-
oured in accordance with the following
code:
Green/yellow = earth
Blue = neutral
Brown = live
As the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance may not corre-
spond with the coloured markings ident-
ifying the terminals in your plug, pro-
ceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured green and
yellow must be connected to the termi-
nal in the plug which is marked with the
letter E or by the earth symbol z or
coloured green or green and yellow.
The wire which is coloured blue must
be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter N or coloured
black.
The wire which is coloured brown must
be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter L or coloured red.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST
BE EARTHED
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Electrical connection and Installation
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
If this machine or appliance is fitted
with a non-rewireable plug, the follow-
ing information applies:
If the socket outlets are not suitable for
the plug supplied with this product, it
must be cut off and an appropriate
plug fitted.
The plug cut from the flexible cord
should be disposed of and on no ac-
count be inserted into a socket else-
where in the house (electric shock ha-
zard).
The fuse cover must be refitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse
cover is lost, the plug must not be used
until a suitable replacement is ob-
tained. The colour of the correct re-
placement cover is that of the coloured
insert in the base of the plug, or the col-
our that is embossed in words in the
base of the plug (as applicable to the
design of plug fitted).
The correct fuse rating of the replace-
ment fuses that are ASTA approved to
BS 1362 should be fitted. Replace-
ment fuse covers may be purchased
from your local electrical suppliers, or
Miele Service Agent.
Installation
Do not position the appliance too
close to adjacent furniture.
A space of 5 cm is required all
round the appliance for ventilation.
The microwave oven should be posi-
tioned or built-in at least 85 cm
above the ground (EN 60335).
When installing a microwave oven
care should also be taken that the
air can be freely discharged from
under and behind the appliance.
Do not place any objects on the ven-
tilation outlets or block the space
between the appliance floor and the
surface upon which it is placed.
The microwave oven can be:
– placed on a worktop
– built under a wall unit in conjunction
with a building under frame (M 316 E
only).
– built into a wall unit (M 316 EG only)
or into a tall unit.
M 336 on the other hand can be built
under a worktop.
Use the appropriate building frame and
follow the fitting instructions.
The special fitting kit with instructions is
available from the Miele specialist
dealer or the Domestic Sales Depart-
ment.
Electrical connection and Installation
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Technical data
M 316 E
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . 230-240 V, 50 Hz
Rated load . . . . . . . . . . . see data plate
Power settings . . . . 9 (80/150/200/300/
. . . . . . . . . . . . 400/450/550/600/750 W)
Fuse rating . . . . . . . . . . . see data plate
Timer switch . . . . . . . . up to 95 minutes
Freestanding appliance:
Dimensions (H x W x D) in mm:
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 x 440 x 316
Net weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 kg
M 326 EG
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . 230-240 V, 50 Hz
Rated load . . . . . . . . . . . see data plate
Power settings . . . . 9 (80/150/250/350/
. . . . . . . . . . . . 450/500/600/700/850 W)
Fuse rating . . . . . . . . . . . see data plate
Timer switch . . . . . . . . up to 95 minutes
Freestanding appliance:
Dimensions (Hx W x D) in mm:
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 x 496 x 384
Net weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 kg
M 326 EC
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . 230-240 V, 50 Hz
Rated load . . . . . . . . . . . see data plate
Power settings . . . 9 (100/200/300/400/
. . . . . . . . . . . 500/600/700/800/1000 W)
Fuse rating . . . . . . . . . . . see data plate
Timer switch . . . . . . . . up to 95 minutes
Freestanding appliance:
Dimensions (H x W x D) in mm:
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 x 496 x 460
Net weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 kg
M 336 EG
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . 230-240 V, 50 Hz
Rated load. . . . . . . . . . . see data plate
Power settings. . . . 9 (100/200/300/400/
. . . . . . . . . . . 500/600/700/800/900 W)
Fuse rating . . . . . . . . . . see data plate
Timer switch . . . . . . . up to 95 minutes
Freestanding appliance:
Dimensions (H x W x D) in mm:
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 x 555 x 429
Net weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 kg
M 336 EC
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . 230-240 V, 50 Hz
Rated load. . . . . . . . . . . see data plate
Power settings. . . . . 9 (80/150/200/300/
. . . . . . . . . . . 400/450/550/600/800 W)
Fuse rating . . . . . . . . . . see data plate
Timer switch . . . . . . . up to 95 minutes
Freestanding appliance:
Dimensions (H x W x D) in mm:
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 x 555 x 484
Net weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 kg
Technical data
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