Miele M 6012 SC manual

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  • Brand: Miele
  • Product: Microwave
  • Model/name: M 6012 SC
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: German, French, English, Dutch

Table of Contents

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Operating instructions
Microwave oven
To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the
appliance it is essential to read these instructions
before it is installed or used for the first time.
M.-Nr. 09 568 960
en - GB
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Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Oven interior and accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Optional accessory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Caring for the environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How the microwave oven works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Modes of operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
What can a microwave oven do?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Microwave oven functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Microwave Solo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Grilling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Combination mode (Microwave + Grill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Suitable containers for microwave ovens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Material and shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Testing dishes for their suitability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
The cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Setting the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Altering the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Switching off the time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Night time switch-off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Opening the door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Placing the dish in the oven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Turntable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Closing the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Starting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
"door" message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Interrupting or re-starting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Altering settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cancelling a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
At the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Automatic keeping warm function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Quick start (programmable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
System lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Minute minder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Altering a minute minder entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Minute minder + cooking function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Operation - Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Gourmet plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Some suggested uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Operation - Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Automatic defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Automatic cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Recipes for Automatic programmes ° . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Saving your favourite programme (Memory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Changing settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Reheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Defrosting / Defrosting and reheating or cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Some suggested uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Housing, oven interior and inside of the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Appliance front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Optional accessory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Contact details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
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Oven interior and accessories
aOven door
bDoor locking mechanism
cQuartz grill
dControl panel
eTurntable
fGrilling rack
gGourmet plate
hCover
iBoiling rod
Guide to the appliance
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Control panel
jElectronic timer and clock display
kRotary selector for
microwave power,
grill and combination programmes
lRotary selector
to enter time and weight
mAutomatic programme buttons
nTime of day button m
oMinute minder button l
pMemory button (to save a 1-3 stage
programme sequence)
qStop/cancel button
rStart button / Add a minute button /
Quick start button c
(programmable)
sDoor release a
Guide to the appliance
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Accessories supplied
Grilling rack
The grilling rack can be used for all
functions with and without
microwave power, except for
Microwave Solo mode.
To avoid the grilling rack being used
inadvertently with Microwave Solo, it
should not be kept inside the
microwave oven.
Gourmet plate
The gourmet plate is a round, non-stick
grilling plate. It can be used to heat
snacks or small meals quickly whilst
maintaining crispness.
Cover
The cover supplied must only be used
with the Microwave Solo mode.
It prevents the food from drying out and
the oven from becoming dirty, and it
accelerates the heating process.
Boiling rod
When heating liquids, the boiling rod
provided should always be placed in
the container. It helps liquids to heat
evenly.
Optional accessory
Glass tray
The glass tray is suitable for use with all
cooking functions. It is heat-resistant
and microwave safe.
When grilling directly on the rack, the
glass tray should be placed underneath
the rack to catch any fat or juices.
These products and other useful
accessories can be ordered via the
internet at www.miele-shop.com, from
Miele (see back cover for contact
details) or from your Miele dealer.
Guide to the appliance
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Disposal of the packing
material
The packaging is designed to protect
the appliance from damage during
transportation. The packaging
materials used are selected from
materials which are environmentally
friendly for disposal and should be
recycled.
Recycling the packaging reduces the
use of raw materials in the
manufacturing process and also
reduces the amount of waste in landfill
sites.
Disposing of your old
appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain valuable materials. They
also contain materials which, if handled
or disposed of incorrectly, could be
potentially hazardous to human health
and to the environment. They are,
however, essential for the correct
functioning of your appliance. Please
do not therefore dispose of it with your
household waste.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection/recycling
centre, or contact your dealer for
advice.
Ensure that it presents no danger to
children while being stored for
disposal.
Caring for the environment
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This appliance complies with statutory safety requirements.
Inappropriate use can, however, lead to personal injury and
damage to property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the appliance,
please read these instructions carefully before installation and
before using it for the first time. They contain important notes on
installation, safety, use and maintenance.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these instructions.
Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users
are familiar with the contents. Pass them on to any future owner.
Correct application
~The appliance is intended for use in domestic households and
similar working and residential environments. This appliance is not
intended for outdoor use.
~It is intended for domestic use only to cook, defrost and to reheat
and grill food. Any other use is not permitted.
Warning and Safety instructions
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~Do not use the microwave oven to store or dry items which could
ignite easily. If such items were dried in the microwave oven, the
moisture in the item would evaporate causing it to dry out and even
self-ignite.
~The appliance can only be used by people with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, if they are supervised whilst using it, or have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and recognise and understand the
consequences of incorrect operation.
Safety with children
~Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the
appliance unless they are constantly supervised.
~Children 8 years and older may only use the appliance
unsupervised if they have been shown how to use it safely and rec-
ognise and understand the consequences of incorrect operation.
~Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain the appliance
unsupervised.
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~Please supervise children in the vicinity of the appliance and do
not let them play with it.
~Danger of suffocation. Packaging, e.g. plastic wrappings, must
be kept out of the reach of babies and children. Whilst playing,
children could become entangled in packaging or pull it over their
head and suffocate.
~Danger of burning. Children's skin is more sensitive to high
temperatures than that of adults. When grilling with or without the
microwave function, the oven interior, grill element and oven door
get hot. Great care should be taken to ensure that children do not
touch the appliance when it is in use.
Technical safety
~A damaged appliance can be dangerous. Check it for visible
signs of damage. Do not use a damaged appliance.
~If the electrical connection cable is faulty it must only be replaced
by a Miele authorised service technician to protect the user from
danger.
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~Operating a damaged appliance can result in microwave leakage
and present a hazard to the user. Do not use the appliance if
– the door is warped.
– the door hinges are loose.
– holes or cracks are visible in the casing, the door or the oven
interior walls.
~Tampering with electrical connections or components and
mechanical parts is highly dangerous to the user and can cause
operational faults. Do not open the casing of the appliance.
~To avoid the risk of damage to the appliance, make sure that the
connection data (voltage and frequency) on the data plate
corresponds to the household mains supply. Check that this is the
case before connecting the appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~Do not connect the appliance to the mains electrical supply by a
multi-socket adapter or an extension lead. These are a fire hazard
and do not guarantee the required safety of the appliance.
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~The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when correctly earthed. It is essential that this standard safety
requirement is met. If in any doubt, please have the electrical
installation tested by a qualified electrician.
~To ensure adequate ventilation, a minimum of gap of 5 cm is
required between the appliance and any neighbouring furniture or
walls. There must be a minimum gap of 19.5 cm between the top of
the appliance and anything above it.
~Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised
work. Repairs may only be carried out by a Miele authorised service
technician.
~While the appliance is under guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a Miele authorised service technician. Otherwise the
guarantee is invalidated.
Warning and Safety instructions
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~The appliance must be disconnected from the mains electrical
supply during repair work, cleaning or maintenance.
~Miele can only guarantee the safety of the appliance when
genuine original Miele replacement parts are used. Faulty
components must only be replaced by genuine Miele original spare
parts.
~If the appliance is installed behind a kitchen furniture door, it may
only be used with the furniture door open. Do not close the furniture
door while the appliance is in use. Heat and moisture can build up
behind the furniture door which can cause damage to the appliance
and the furniture unit. Only close the door when the appliance is not
in use and has cooled down completely.
~If your microwave oven is built in with a lift-up door, do not bring
the door down into the closed position when the oven is in operation.
~The appliance must not be used in a non-stationary location (e.g.
on a ship).
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Correct use
,Danger of burning. The microwave oven gets hot during
grilling (with and without the microwave function). You could burn
yourself on the oven interior, grill element, hot food, accessories
and oven door.
Wear oven gloves when working with hot food in the oven, or
placing food in or removing it from the hot oven.
~Always ensure that food is sufficiently heated.
Many factors will affect the overall cooking time, including the size
and amount of food, its initial temperature, changes to the recipe,
and the shape and size of the cooking container.
Some foods may contain micro-organisms which are only destroyed
by thorough cooking. Therefore when cooking or reheating food,
e.g. poultry, it is particularly important that food is fully cooked
through (at temperatures over 70 °C for more than 10 minutes). If in
doubt, select a longer cooking or reheating time.
~It is important that the heat is allowed to spread evenly
throughout the food being cooked. This can be achieved by stirring
and/or turning the food, and 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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~Exercise caution when cooking or reheating food with a high
sugar content, e.g. Christmas pudding. If heated for too long, sugar
may caramelise and ignite.
~Always remember that times for cooking, reheating and
defrosting 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
burning, or could even cause it to catch fire.
Do not dry breadcrumbs, flowers, herbs, etc., in the microwave oven
as these could catch fire.
~Do not use the microwave function to heat up cushions or pads
filled with cherry kernels, wheat grains, lavender or gel, such as
those used in aromatherapy. These pads can ignite when heated
even after they have been removed from the microwave oven.
~The microwave oven is not suitable for cleaning or disinfecting
items.
Items can get extremely hot and there is a danger of burning when
the item is removed from the appliance. Fire hazard.
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~The appliance can be damaged if it is used without food being
placed in it or if it is incorrectly loaded. Therefore do not use the
appliance to warm empty dishes or to dry herbs.
~Always ensure that food has been placed in the microwave oven
and that the turntable is in position before switching on.
~Do not cook or reheat food or liquids in sealed containers, jars or
bottles. With baby bottles, the screw top and teat must be loosened.
Otherwise pressure builds up which can cause the bottle or
container to explode, posing a severe risk of injury.
~When heating food and drinks, remember that the heat is created
in the food itself, and that the container will normally be cooler. The
dish is only warmed by the heat of the food. Before serving,
remember to allow a sufficient standing time and then always check
the temperature of the food after taking it out of the microwave oven.
The temperature of the container is not an 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. Shake or stir baby milk and food thoroughly after heating,
and try it for temperature to ensure that it will not scald the baby.
Warning and Safety instructions
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~When reheating liquids, place the boiling rod supplied into the
cup or glass.
The boiling rod ensures that the liquid heats up evenly with bubbles
forming at the right time. When heating liquids, milk, sauces etc,
using microwave power without the boiling rod, the boiling point of
the liquid may be reached without the production of typical bubbles.
The liquid does not boil evenly throughout. This so-called 'boiling
delay' can cause a sudden build up of bubbles when the container
is removed from the oven or shaken. This can lead to the liquid
boiling over suddenly and explosively. Danger of scalding and
burning.
The formation of bubbles can be so strong that the pressure forces
the oven door open, with a danger of injury and damage. 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.
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~To avoid fuelling any flames, do not open the door if smoke
occurs inside the microwave oven. Interrupt the process by
switching the appliance off and disconnect it from the mains
electrical supply. Do not open the door until the smoke has
dispersed.
~Oil and fat can overheat and catch fire. Do not leave the
appliance unattended when cooking with oil and fat. Do not use the
appliance to fry food. If oil or fat does catch fire, do not attempt to
put out the flames with water. Disconnect the appliance from the
mains electrical supply and leave the door closed to smother the
flames.
~Due to the high temperatures radiated, objects left near the
microwave oven when it is in use could catch fire. Do not use the
appliance to heat up the room.
~If using alcohol in your recipes, please be aware that high
temperatures can cause the alcohol to vaporise and even to ignite
on hot surfaces. Do not heat undiluted alcohol in the appliance. Fire
hazard.
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~Do not use the appliance to heat up tins. Pressure can build up
and they may explode.
~Cover any food which is left in the microwave oven to be kept hot,
as moisture in the food could lead to corrosion damage in the
appliance and could also damage the control panel, worktop and
surrounding kitchen furniture.
Covering the food also prevents it from drying out.
~Try to avoid the interior walls being splashed with food or liquids
containing salt. If it does happen, wipe these away thoroughly to
avoid corrosion on the stainless steel surface.
~The oven interior can get hot during use. Danger of burning.
Clean the appliance interior and accessories as soon as they have
cooled down. Waiting too long can make cleaning unnecessarily
difficult and in extreme cases impossible. In certain circumstances,
very heavy soiling can even be dangerous. Fire hazard.
Please follow the instructions on cleaning in "Cleaning and care".
Warning and Safety instructions
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~Fire hazard. Using microwave power with plastic dishes which
are not microwave safe can cause them to melt and damage the
appliance. Do not use any containers or cutlery made from or
containing metal, aluminium foil, lead crystal glassware,
temperature-sensitive plastics, wooden utensils or cutlery, metal
clips or plastic or paper covered wire ties. Do not use bowls with
milled rims, or plastic pots with the foil lid only partially removed (see
"Suitable containers for microwave ovens"). Such items could be
damaged or cause a fire hazard.
~Do not leave the microwave oven unattended when reheating or
cooking food in disposable containers made of plastic, paper or
other inflammable materials. Before using single-use containers
make sure they are suitable for use in microwave ovens. See
"Suitable containers for microwave ovens".
Warning and Safety instructions
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~Do not reheat food in the microwave oven in heat-retaining bags
intended for normal ovens, such as roasting bags. These
heat-retaining bags usually contain a thin layer of aluminium foil
which reflects microwaves. This reflected energy can, in turn, cause
the outer paper covering to become so hot that it ignites.
~Eggs can be cooked without their shells using microwave power
only if the yolk membrane has been punctured several times first.
The pressure could otherwise cause the egg yolk to explode.
~Eggs can only be cooked in their shells using microwave heat in
a specially designed egg-boiling device available from specialist
shops. Hard-boiled eggs should not be reheated in the microwave
oven as this may lead to the eggs bursting even after they have
been taken out of the appliance.
~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.
Warning and Safety instructions
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~Dishes with hollow knobs or handles are not suitable for use with
microwave power. Moisture which has gathered in the hollow
recesses can cause pressure to build up and the item can explode.
If the hollow recess is sufficiently ventilated, the item could be used.
However, we recommend that you do not use such dishes in the
microwave oven.
~To check food temperature, first interrupt the cooking process.
Only use a thermometer specifically approved for food use to
measure the temperature of the food. Do not use a thermometer
containing mercury or liquid as these are not suitable for use with
very high temperatures and break very easily.
~Do not use a steam cleaning appliance to clean the microwave
oven. Steam could reach electrical components and cause a short
circuit.
Stainless steel surfaces
~The surface is susceptible to scratching. Even magnets can
cause scratching.
Accessories
~Use only genuine original Miele accessories. Using spare parts or
accessories from other manufacturers will invalidate the guarantee,
and Miele cannot accept liability.
Warning and Safety instructions
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~The rack and gourmet plate supplied are designed for use with
microwave power and can be used for grilling with or without the
microwave function. They must not, however, be used at the same
time as this would damage the gourmet plate.
Always place the gourmet plate directly on the turntable.
~The gourmet plate gets extremely hot when in use. Always use
oven gloves when handling it to avoid burns. Place the hot gourmet
plate on a suitable heat-resistant mat or pot rest.
The rack gets hot during grilling (with and without the microwave
function). Danger of burning.
~Do not use the cover with the gourmet plate, as the cover will get
too hot.
Optional accessory
~Do not place the hot glass tray (or any other hot cooking
containers) on a cold surface, such as a tiled or granite worktop.
The glass tray or container could crack or shatter. Use a suitable
heat-resistant mat or pot rest.
Warning and Safety instructions
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In a microwave oven there is a
high-frequency tube called a
magnetron. This converts electrical
energy into microwaves. These
microwaves are distributed evenly
throughout the oven interior, and
rebound off the metal sides of the oven
interior to reach the food from all sides.
Microwave distribution is improved with
the turntable engaged.
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 cause sparking. The
microwaves cannot be absorbed.
Microwaves pass through a suitable
container and find their way directly into
the food. All food contains moisture
molecules which, when subjected to
microwave energy, start to oscillate 2.5
thousand million times a second. The
friction caused by this vibration creates
heat, which first starts developing
around the outside of the food and then
slowly penetrates towards the centre.
The moisture, fat and sugar content of
food will affect the speed at which it is
cooked.
As heat is produced directly in the
food,
– food can generally be cooked
without adding much liquid or
cooking oil.
– cooking, reheating and defrosting in
a microwave oven is quicker than
using conventional methods.
– nutrients, such as vitamins and
minerals, are generally retained.
– the colour, texture and taste of food
are not impaired.
Microwaves stop being produced as
soon as the cooking process is
interrupted or the appliance door is
opened.
When the appliance is in operation, the
closed, sealed door prevents
microwaves escaping from the
appliance.
How the microwave oven works
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What can a microwave oven
do?
In the microwave oven, food is cooked,
reheated or defrosted quickly.
You can use the microwave oven in the
following ways:
– Food can be defrosted, reheated or
cooked by entering a power setting
and a duration.
– Deep-frozen, ready-made meals can
be defrosted and then reheated or
cooked.
– The microwave oven can also be
used for other tasks, e.g. for proving
dough, melting chocolate and butter,
dissolving gelatine etc.
Microwave oven functions
Microwave Solo mode
Suitable for defrosting, reheating and
cooking.
Grilling
Ideal for grilling thin cuts of meat, e.g.
steak or sausages.
Combination mode (Microwave +
Grill)
Ideal for browning dishes with
toppings. The microwave cooks the
food, and the grill browns it.
Automatic programmes
You can choose from the following
automatic programmes:
– five defrosting programmes
(N: Ad 1 to Ad 5),
– four cooking programmes for frozen
food
(N °: AC 1 to AC 4 ),
– and eight cooking programmes for
fresh food
(°: AC 1 to AC 8).
These programmes are weight
dependent. You enter the weight of the
food and then the cooking duration is
calculated automatically. The weight of
the food can be displayed as metric (g)
or imperial (lb). See "Changing settings"
Modes of operation
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Microwaves
– are reflected by metal,
– pass through glass, porcelain,
plastic and card,
– and are absorbed by food.
,Fire hazard!
Containers which are not suitable for
use in microwave ovens can be
badly damaged and can cause
damage to the appliance if used.
Material and shape
The material and shape of the
containers used affect cooking results
and times. Heat distribution is more
even in round and oval shaped flat
containers than in rectangular
containers, providing better results.
Containers and lids with hollow
handles or knobs in which moisture
can collect are unsuitable, unless
the hollowed areas are adequately
vented. Without vent holes pressure
can build up, causing the container
to crack or shatter with the danger
of injury.
Metal
Metal containers, aluminium foil,
metal cutlery, and china with
metallic decoration such as gold
rims or cobalt blue must not be used
with microwave mode.
Metal reflects microwaves and
obstructs the cooking process.
Also, avoid using plastic pots where
the foil lid has not be completely
removed.
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Exceptions:
– Ready-meals in aluminium foil
dishes.
These can be defrosted and reheated
in the microwave oven, if
recommended by the manufacturer.
Important: Remove the lid and make
sure the foil dish is at least 2 cm from
the oven walls at all times. As food is
only heated from the top, it is better to
remove the food from the aluminium foil
container and transfer it to a dish
suitable for a microwave oven. The heat
distribution will be more even.
Do not place aluminium foil dishes
on the rack in case the dish sparks
or arcs. If sparks occur, transfer
food to a microwave safe container.
– Pieces of aluminium foil
For even defrosting and to avoid
overcooking unevenly shaped cuts of
meat, poultry or fish, small pieces of
aluminium foil may be used to mask
wingtips or other thin parts for the last
few minutes of the programme.
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
These should only be used if they are
very small in comparison 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 is unsuitable as it
contains lead which could cause the
glass to crack in the microwave
oven.
Porcelain
Porcelain is a suitable material.
Do not use porcelain with gold or
silver edging or items with hollow
knobs or handles, as insufficient
ventilation may cause pressure.
Earthenware
Decorated earthenware is only suitable
if the decoration is beneath an all-over
glaze.
Earthenware can get very hot and
may crack.
Glazes and colours
Some glazes and colours contain
metals which make them unsuitable
for use in a microwave oven.
Wood
Wooden dishes are not suitable.
Moisture contained in the wood
evaporates when exposed to
microwave energy, causing the
wood to dry and crack.
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Plastics
Plastics must only be used with
Microwave Solo.
They must be heat-resistant to a
minimum of 110 °C. Otherwise the
plastic may melt and fuse with the
food.
Special plastic utensils designed for
use in microwave ovens are available
from retail outlets.
Melamine is not suitable for use in this
oven. Melamine absorbs microwave
energy and gets hot. 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. They should
be pierced beforehand so that
steam can escape. This prevents a
build-up of pressure and reduces
the risk of the bag bursting.
There are also special steaming
bags available which do not need to
be pierced. Please follow
instructions given on the packet.
Do not use metal clips, plastic clips
containing metal parts, or paper ties
containing wire. There is a danger
that they will ignite when heated.
Disposable containers
Only those plastic disposable
containers which are specified by the
manufacturer as suitable for use in a
microwave oven may be used.
Do not leave the oven unattended
when reheating or cooking food in
disposable containers made of
plastic, paper or other inflammable
materials.
Disposable containers are not always
recyclable or biodegradable.
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Testing dishes for their
suitability
If in doubt as to whether glass,
earthenware or porcelain plates or
dishes are suitable for use in a
microwave oven, a simple test can be
performed:
^ Place the item you wish to test in the
centre of the oven, fill a suitable glass
with water and also place this in the
oven.
^ Close the door.
^ Turn the power selector to 900 W.
^ Enter a time of 30 seconds with the
time selector.
^ Press the Start button.
At the end of the test, the water in
the glass should be warm and the
dish cool. If the dish is hot, it would
be unwise to use the dish. If a
crackling noise is heard
accompanied by sparks during the
test, switch the appliance off imme-
diately (press Stop/C button twice).
Any crockery which causes this
reaction is unsuitable for use with
microwave power.
If any doubt exists about the
suitability of containers, please
contact the supplier.
This test cannot be used to check
whether items with hollow knobs or
handles are suitable for use with
microwave power.
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The cover
– prevents too much steam escaping,
especially when cooking foods which
need longer to cook, such as
potatoes.
– speeds up the cooking process.
– prevents food from drying out.
– helps keep the oven interior clean.
Always cover food with the cover
supplied.
Alternatively, use lids or covers made of
microwave safe glass or plastic, or use
a clingfilm recommended for use in a
microwave oven (pierce as instructed
by the manufacturer).
Heat can cause normal clingfilm to
distort and fuse with the food.
,Sealed containers and glass
jars, such as jars of baby food, must
be opened before they are placed
in the oven. With baby bottles the
screw top and teat must be
loosened. Otherwise, pressure
builds up and can cause the bottle
or container to explode.
Do not use a lid or cover if
– food coated with breadcrumbs is
being cooked.
– cooking meals which are to be given
a crisp finish.
– the gourmet plate is being used.
,The cover must only be used
with Microwave Solo mode.
Because the cover can only
withstand temperatures of up to
110 °C, it must only be used with
Microwave Solo mode and without
the gourmet plate. At temperatures
in excess of 110 °C, the plastic can
melt and fuse with the food.
The cover should not form a seal
with the container. If the cover is
used with a container which only
has a narrow diameter, there might
not be enough room for
condensation to escape through the
holes in the top. The cover could get
too hot and could start to melt.
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After installation, let the appliance
stand for approx. 2 hours at room
temperature before using it.
This is important for the correct
electronic functioning of the appliance.
,Danger of suffocation.
Packaging, e.g. plastic wrappings,
must be kept out of the reach of
babies and children. Whilst playing,
children could become entangled in
packaging or pull it over their head
and suffocate.
^ Remove all the packaging materials
and any protective foil from the
appliance.
Do not remove the cover to the
microwave outlet inside the oven,
nor the film covering the inside of
the door.
^ Check the appliance for any
damage.
Do not use the microwave oven if
– the door is warped.
– the door hinges are loose.
– holes or cracks are visible in the
casing, the door or the oven interior
walls.
Operating the appliance with this
type of damage will result in
microwave leakage and present a
hazard to the user.
^ Clean the inside of the oven and all
the accessories with hot water
applied with a well wrung-out soft
sponge or cloth.
^ Stick the enclosed short instructions
to the frame behind the door as
illustrated, making sure they do not
block any of the vents.
Before using for the first time
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Setting the time of day
^ Connect the appliance to the mains
electrical supply.
12:00 and the m symbol will flash in
the display until the current time of
day is set. Before this, the time of
day will start to run from 12:00, as
the clock will start as soon as the
appliance is connected to the mains
electrical supply.
^ Turn the time selector to set the hour.
^ Press the m button.
^ Then turn the time selector to set the
minutes.
^ Press the m button to confirm, or wait
a few seconds.
The set time is now registered. The
colon between hours and minutes will
flash.
Altering the time of day
^ Press the m button.
The m symbol will flash in the display
and the current hour will light up for a
few seconds.
^ Use the time selector to alter the
hour.
^ Press the m button to confirm, or wait
a few seconds.
The m symbol will flash and the
current minutes will light up for a few
seconds.
^ Use the time selector to alter the
minutes.
^ Press the m button to confirm, or wait
for a few seconds.
Switching off the time of day
display
^ Press and hold in the m button until
the display goes dark.
Pressing and holding in the m button
again will bring back the time of day
display.
Night time switch-off
The time of day display can be set to
switch itself off from 23:00 to 04:00 hrs.
Setting the time of day display to
switch off at night
^ Press and hold in the Stop/C button
and at the same time press the m
button.
ON will appear in the display.
The appliance can still be operated.
To switch the display back on
^ Press and hold in the Stop/C button
and at the same time press the m
button.
OFF will appear in the display.
Time of day display
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Opening the door
^ Press a to open the door.
If the microwave oven is being used,
opening the door will interrupt the
cooking programme.
Placing the dish in the oven
Ideally the dish should be placed in the
middle of the oven.
Turntable
The turntable helps the food to cook,
reheat or defrost evenly.
Do not operate the microwave
without the turntable in place.
The turntable starts turning
automatically when the appliance is
operated.
Do not cook, reheat or defrost food
directly on the turntable. Check that the
dish is not larger in size than the
turntable.
Turn or stir food during cooking, or turn
the dish so that it heats up evenly.
Closing the door
^ Push the door firmly shut.
Press the Start button again to resume
an interrupted cooking programme.
The appliance will not start again if
the door has not been closed
properly.
Starting a programme
Use the appropriate selector to choose
the microwave power level and the
cooking duration.
^ Use the power selector to select a
microwave power level.
The h symbol and the power level
selected will light up in the display.
0:00 will flash.
There is a choice of 7 power levels.
The higher the power level, the more
microwaves reach the food.
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When heating up food which cannot be
stirred or turned during cooking, as with
a plated meal, it is best to use a lower
microwave power level.
This ensures the heat is distributed
evenly. Heat for long enough to cook
the food properly.
^ Set the required duration using the
time selector.
Any duration between 10 seconds and
90 minutes can be selected. Exception:
If the maximum microwave power is
selected, a maximum cooking duration
of 15 minutes can be set. If you then
continue to select full power, the power
level may reduce to 600 W, and this is
shown in the display (protection against
overheating).
The duration required depends on:
– the initial temperature of the food.
Food taken from the refrigerator will
need longer to reheat or cook than
food already at room temperature.
– the type and texture of the food.
Fresh vegetables contain more water
and cook more quickly than stored
vegetables.
– the frequency of stirring or turning
the food. Frequent stirring or turning
heats the food more evenly, and it is
therefore ready in a shorter time.
– the amount of food.
As a general rule, allow approx. time
and a half for double the quantity
and for a smaller quantity, possibly
shorten the duration. However,
always ensure that food is cooked
thoroughly as the duration required
will vary depending on the type of
food.
– the shape and material of the
container.
^ Press the Start button to start the
programme.
The interior lighting comes on.
A programme can only be started if the
door is closed.
"door" message
The "door" message in the display is a
reminder that the appliance should not
be used without food inside it.
Operating the appliance without
food can damage the appliance.
If the door has been closed for 20
minutes or longer when the Start button
is pressed, the word door will appear in
the display to remind you to open the
door and make sure there is food in the
oven before you press Start. You
cannot start a programme until you do
this.
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Interrupting or re-starting a
programme
At any time you can . . .
. . . interrupt a programme:
^ Press the Stop/C button, or open the
appliance door.
The duration stops counting down.
. . . continue a programme:
^ Close the door and press Start.
The programme will continue.
Altering settings
If you discover after starting a
programme that . . .
. . . the microwave power level is too
high or too low, you can
^ select a new level.
. . . the duration set is too short or too
long, you can
^ interrupt the programme (press the
Stop/C button once), use the time
selector to set a new duration and
continue the programme (press the
Start button),
or alternatively:
^ the cooking duration can be
increased by pressing the Start
button during operation. Each time
the Start button is pressed, the
cooking duration is increased by
another minute. (Exception: the
increased cooking duration is in
increments of 30 seconds when the
microwave oven is being used on
maximum power.)
Cancelling a programme
^ Press the Stop/C button twice.
At the end of a programme
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking programme is complete. The
oven interior lighting goes out.
The audible tone will sound briefly as a
reminder every 5 minutes for 20
minutes after the end of the
programme.
^ If you want to stop the audible tone,
press the Stop/C button.
Automatic keeping warm
function
The keeping warm function will switch
on automatically at 80 W for a maximum
of 15 minutes approx. 2 minutes after
the end of a cooking programme which
has used at least 450 W, providing the
door remains closed and no buttons
are pressed.
h, 80 W and H:H will light up in the
display.
Opening the door or operating one of
the buttons or selectors while the
keeping warm function is in progress
cancels the function.
The keeping warm function cannot be
set as a separate function.
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Quick start (programmable)
Pressing the Start /c button is
sufficient to set the appliance operating
on maximum power.
Three set durations are stored in
memory:
^ 30 secs: Press Start /c once
^ 1 min: Press Start /c twice
^ 2 min: Press Start /c three times
Pressing Start /c four times in
succession will bring back the first
stored duration and so on.
The cooking duration can be increased
by pressing the Start button during
operation; each time the Start button is
pressed, the cooking duration is
increased by another 30 seconds.
Programming durations
To alter the set durations:
^ Use the Start /c button to select the
duration you want to re-programme
(press once, twice or three times)
and hold the Start /c button pressed
in.
^ While holding the Start button
pressed in, alter the duration with the
time selector (to max 15 minutes).
The altered programme runs when
the Start /c button is released.
An interruption to the power supply
will cancel any altered programmed
durations, and they will need to be
entered again.
System lock
The system lock prevents the appliance
being used by children, for example.
To activate the system lock
^ Press and hold the Stop/C button in
until an audible tone sounds and the
key symbol appears in the display:
The key symbol will go out after a short
time.
The key symbol reappears whenever
any button or one of the rotary selectors
is operated.
After an interruption to the mains
power supply, the system lock will
need to re-activated.
To cancel the system lock
^ To cancel the system lock, press the
Stop/C button again and hold it
pressed in until an audible tone
sounds.
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Minute minder
The minute minder can be used to time
any activity in the kitchen, e.g. boiling
eggs. The time set counts down in one
second steps.
^ Press the l button.
0:00 flashes in the display and the l
symbol lights up.
^ Use the time selector to set the
minute minder time you require.
^ Press the Start button to start the
minute minder.
The minute minder time will start itself
after a few seconds if the Start button
is not pressed.
^ At the end of the minute minder time,
an audible tone sounds. The time of
day reappears and the l symbol
flashes.
^ Press the Stop/C button once and the
l symbol disappears.
Altering a minute minder entry
^ Press the Stop/C button.
The minute minder time is
interrupted.
^ Set a new minute minder time, as
described above.
Minute minder + cooking function
The minute minder can be used at the
same time as a cooking function, and
counts down in the background.
^ Press the l button whilst the cooking
function is in progress.
0:00 flashes in the display and the l
symbol lights up.
^ Use the time selector to set the
minute minder time you require.
^ After a few seconds the minute
minder time set will begin to count
down.
A few seconds later, the display will
change again to show the cooking
duration counting down. The minute
minder time is represented by the l
symbol in the background.
Do not press the Start button in this
instance to start the minute minder, as
pressing the Start button would also
increase the cooking duration by a
minute.
To find out the minute minder time
remaining
^ Press the l button.
The minute minder time still
remaining will show in the display.
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The grill has 4 settings: grill solo and in
combination with the microwave
function using 3 microwave/grill
settings.
If the total grilling duration required is
less than 15 minutes, the grill should be
pre-heated for approx. 5 minutes
before placing food under it.
Thin, flat cuts of fish and meat should
usually be turned half way through
grilling for even results. Larger,
chunkier pieces should be turned
several times.
Grilling durations depend on the type
and thickness of the food and on the
user's preference for a rare or
well-cooked result.
When grilling directly on the rack, a
heat-resistant, microwave safe
container should be placed underneath
the rack to catch any fat or juices.
Note: The glass tray available from
Miele as an optional extra is ideal for
this.
The gourmet plate supplied is not
suitable for catching fat as it could
overheat when empty, resulting in
damage to the coating of the plate.
^ Place the food in a suitable dish.
^ Place the rack and a heat-resistant,
microwave safe container or the
glass tray or the container with the
food to be cooked on the turntable.
,Caution. The rack and container
(and glass tray) become hot during
use. Danger of burning.
The container (and glass tray) and grill
rack will be easier to clean if washed in
soapy water immediately after grilling.
Grilling without the Microwave
function
Ideal for grilling thin cuts of meat, e.g.
steak or sausages.
^ Turn the power selector to n.
The grill symbol n will light up in the
display. 0:00 will flash.
^ Select a cooking duration using the
time selector.
^ Press the Start button.
An audible tone will sound at the end
of the process.
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To change a cooking duration
The cooking duration can be changed
during operation. To do this, interrupt
the cooking programme by pressing
the Stop/C button, and change the
duration. Continue the cooking process
by pressing the Start button.
The cooking duration can also be
extended during operation by pressing
the Start button once for each minute
you wish to extend the cooking duration
by.
The area on the ceiling around the grill
becomes discoloured over time. This is
an unavoidable consequence of use,
and does not impair the function of the
appliance in any way.
Combination mode -
Microwave + Grill
This function is very good for baking
and browning. The microwave cooks
the food, and the grill browns it.
The grill can be combined with one of
three different microwave power levels:
150, 300 and 450 W.
It is possible during the cooking
process to switch between the different
power levels without interrupting the
programme.
^ Turn the power selector to select the
required combination Q, X or L.
h, the microwave power level and
the grill symbol n will light up in the
display and 0:00 flashes.
^ Select a cooking duration using the
time selector.
^ Press the Start button.
An audible tone will sound at the end
of the process.
To change a cooking duration
The cooking duration entered can be
changed during operation if required.
Interrupt the process by pressing the
Stop/C button, and change the
duration. To continue, press the Start
button.
The cooking duration can also be
extended during operation by pressing
the Start button once for each minute
you wish to extend the cooking duration
by.
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Use
The gourmet plate gets extremely
hot when in use. Always use oven
gloves when handling it to avoid
burns. Place it on a suitable
heat-resistant mat or pot rest.
Before using for the first time
Before using the gourmet plate for the
first time, fill it with 400 ml water and
add 3 to 4 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice.
Heat for 5 minutes at 450 W + Grill L.
The gourmet plate has an easy to
clean non-stick coating so that food
can be removed easily. The coating
is susceptible to cuts and scratches.
Therefore do not cut food up directly
on the plate. Use wooden or plastic
utensils to mix or turn food.
Metallic or sharp objects can
damage the coating.
Searing / browning food
Because food does not stick to the
non-stick coating, only very little fat or
oil is necessary when cooking with this
dish. This has the added advantage of
keeping down the calorie count.
Never leave the gourmet plate
unattended when cooking with oil or
fats, as these can overheat and
catch fire. Fire hazard.
^ When using the gourmet plate, make
sure that the food is ready to transfer
to the gourmet plate as soon as it has
heated up.
^ Place the gourmet plate directly on
the turntable.
Do not place it on the rack. Make
sure there is a gap of approx. 2 cm
between the gourmet plate and the
interior walls of the microwave oven,
otherwise sparking could occur and
damage the gourmet plate and the
oven interior.
^ Heat the plate up at 450 W + Grill L
for up to 5 minutes.
Do not overheat the empty gourmet
plate, otherwise the coating could
be damaged. For this reason do not
place the gourmet plate under the
rack to catch the fat when grilling.
If using oil, you can either heat up the
oil on the gourmet plate, or you can
heat the oil separately and then add it
to the plate.
Butter, however, should always be
added after heating up the gourmet
plate. It has a lower burning point than
oil and would get too dark or burn if
added too soon.
Always dry meat, poultry, fish and
vegetables thoroughly before placing
them on the gourmet plate.
Do not use the gourmet plate to
cook eggs or reheat cooked eggs.
The eggs can explode.
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Some suggested uses
Pre-heat the gourmet plate directly on
the turntable for up to 5 minutes at
450 W + Grill L.
Fish fingers (frozen), 150 g + 2 tbsp oil
L, 3 – 4 minutes each side
Hamburgers, 2 burgers + 2 tbsp oil
L, 3 – 4 minutes each side
Croquette potatoes (frozen),
10 – 12 pieces + 2 tbsp oil
L, 6 – 8 minutes, turning halfway
through
Filet steak, approx. 200 g
Q, 5 minutes each side (according to
taste)
Pizza (frozen), 300 g,
L, 7– 9 minutes
Pizza (fresh), without pre-heating
L, 15 minutes approx. (depending on
topping)
Recipes
Croque monsieur (serves 3)
6 slices of bread
30 g soft butter
75 g grated Emmental cheese
3 slices of cooked ham
Butter the bread. Add the cheese to
three of the bread slices in equal
amounts and arrange a slice of ham on
top of each. Place the remaining three
slices of bread on top of the ham with
the buttered side face down. Pre-heat
the gourmet plate for 5 minutes at
450 W + Grill. Remove from the oven,
then place the bread on the gourmet
plate. Now place the gourmet plate on
the turntable and brown for approx. 3
minutes per side at 450 W + Grill.
Other fillings could include drained
tuna fish, finely sliced onion rings,
pineapple, cheese and ham.
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Vegetable medley (serves 3)
2 onions
2 tbsp oil
100 g mushrooms, cleaned
150 g frozen diced carrots or carrot
slices
100 g broccoli florets
1 red pepper
1 tomato
Salt, pepper
30 g grated Parmesan cheese
Slice the onions into fine rings. Halve,
quarter and de-seed the pepper, and
then cut into strips. Dice the tomato.
Place the gourmet plate on the
turntable, and pre-heat for approx.
5 minutes at 450 W + Grill. Place the oil
and the onions on the gourmet plate,
and brown the onions for approx.
2 minutes at 450 W + Grill. Add the
mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, pepper
strips, diced tomato and seasoning.
Mix well. Cook for 6 minutes at 450 W
+ Grill. Turn out and sprinkle with
Parmesan cheese before serving.
Home-made potato rösti
(serves 2)
400 g peeled potatoes
2 small onions
50 g grated Emmental cheese
Salt, pepper
20 g butter
Coarsely grate the potato and onion,
and mix together with the cheese, salt
and pepper. Place the gourmet plate
on the turntable, and pre-heat for
approx. 5 minutes at 450 W + Grill. Melt
the butter on the hot gourmet plate.
Remove from the oven, then press the
potato mixture onto the gourmet plate.
Place the gourmet plate back on the
turntable , and cook for approx.
8 minutes at 450 W + Grill. Turn over,
and cook for a further 4 minutes until
golden.
Garnish with smoked salmon or strips
of ham.
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Pork fillets
(serves 2)
1 piece pork fillet (approx. 400 g)
4 rashers streaky bacon
Salt, pepper
10 g butter
200 g sliced mushrooms
200 ml double cream
2 tbsp brandy
Cut a piece of pork fillet into 4 slices.
Season each slice with salt and
pepper, and wrap in a rasher of streaky
bacon. Secure with a cocktail stick if
necessary. Place the gourmet plate on
the turntable, and pre-heat for approx.
5 minutes at 450 W + Grill. Remove
from the oven. Add the butter to the
plate, and place the pork slices on top.
Now place the gourmet plate back on
the turntable, and cook for approx.
3 minutes per side at 450 W + Grill.
Transfer the meat to a serving dish,
cover and keep warm. Add the
mushrooms, cream and brandy to the
juices from the meat. Lightly cook for
approx. 4 minutes at 900 W. Serve with
the meat.
Pork fillet in a Roquefort sauce
Cut a piece of pork fillet into 4 slices.
Cook for approx. 4 minutes in the
pre-heated gourmet plate at 450 W
+ Grill. Add 50 ml white wine, 125 ml
double cream, 2 tbsp roux (made from
1 tbsp each of flour and melted butter)
and 150 g Roquefort cheese. Stir the
sauce until smooth, and cook for a
further 3 minutes.
Curried chicken
(serves 3)
600 g chicken or turkey breasts
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp white wine
2 tbsp apple juice
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt, black pepper
1 tsp curry powder
A pinch of finely chopped rosemary
A pinch of ground ginger
A pinch of cayenne pepper
1
/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
20 g butter
Dice the meat into 2 x 2 cm pieces.
Combine the rest of the ingredients
apart from the butter, mix together well,
and sprinkle over the meat. Turn the
meat so it is well coated with herbs and
spices, and leave to stand for approx.
30 minutes. Place the gourmet plate on
the turntable, and pre-heat for approx.
5 minutes at 450 W + Grill. Remove
from the oven, melt the butter in the
heated plate, then add the meat. Place
the plate back on the turntable and
cook for approx. 4 minutes at 450 W
+ Grill. Turn the meat, and cook for a
further 4 minutes at the same setting.
Drain surplus liquid from the meat, if
necessary, so that it browns well.
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Fisherman's salmon
(serves 2)
2 pieces of salmon fillet (each 150 g)
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt, white pepper
Drizzle the salmon fillet with the lemon
juice and leave to stand for approx. 10
minutes. Place the gourmet plate on the
turntable and pre-heat for approx. 5
minutes at 450 W + Grill. Remove from
the oven, pat the fish dry with kitchen
paper, and place on the gourmet plate.
Place the gourmet plate back on the
turntable, and cook each side for
approx. 11
/2 – 2 minutes per side at
450 W + Grill.
Serve with rice, hollandaise sauce or
melted butter and a fresh green salad.
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Pineapple cake
For the cake:
2 eggs
80 g sugar
11
/2 ripe bananas
30 g chocolate chips
100 g plain flour
3
/4 tsp. baking powder
Topping:
1 tin pineapple chunks
(drained weight 240 g)
11
/2 tbsp brown sugar
11
/2 tbsp desiccated coconut
Beat together the eggs and sugar until
frothy. Mash the bananas with a fork,
and add to the egg mixture. Sift
together the flour and the baking
powder, stir in the chocolate chips, and
fold into the mixture. Spread the mixture
onto the gourmet plate. Scatter the
drained pineapple over the mixture and
sprinkle over the sugar and desiccated
coconut. Place the gourmet plate on
the turntable. Bake the cake for approx.
10 minutes at 450 W + Grill until
golden. Cut into 8 slices.
Quick almond tart
For the base:
100 g plain flour
1
/2 level tsp baking powder
75 g butter or margarine
30 g sugar
Filling:
75 g butter
100 g chopped almonds
Few drops of almond essence
30 g sugar
2 tsp vanilla sugar
75 ml cream
To spread over the top:
50 g apricot jam
Mix together the flour, baking powder,
butter and sugar and knead to a
smooth dough. Roll out the mixture onto
the gourmet plate, and build up the
edges to 1 cm. Place the gourmet plate
on the turntable, and bake the base for
approx. 4 minutes at 450 W + Grill. For
the filling, melt the butter in a pan on
the hob, stir in the rest of the
ingredients and simmer for approx.
5 minutes. Whilst still hot, spoon the
mixture into the base. Place the
gourmet plate on the turntable, and
bake the tart for approx. 5 minutes at
450 W + Grill until golden. When cool,
spread with apricot jam. Cut into
8 slices.
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All of the automatic programmes are
weight dependent.
The weight of the food can be
displayed as metric (g) or imperial (lb).
See "Changing settings"
After selecting a programme, enter the
weight of the food. The microwave oven
automatically calculates the duration
according to the weight entered.
After cooking, allow the food to stand at
room temperature for the suggested
number of minutes ("standing time") to
allow the heat to be distributed evenly
through the food.
Automatic defrosting
There are five programmes for
defrosting different types of food (N
button). The standing time for
programme Ad 3 is up to 30 minutes,
depending on weight, and approx. 10
minutes for the other programmes.
Ad 1 ¹ Steak, cutlets (0.2 – 1.0 kg)
Ad 2 º Mince (0.2 – 1.0 kg)
Ad 3 ‰ Chicken (0.9 – 1.8 kg)
Ad 4 ½ Cakes (0.1 – 1.4 kg)
Ad 5 ¾ Bread (0.1 – 1.0 kg)
This programme is particularly suitable
for defrosting sliced bread. If possible,
place individual slices of bread in the
microwave oven, or carefully separate
them from one another at the halfway
signal.
Automatic cooking
There are four programmes for frozen
food and eight programmes for fresh
food. The standing time for each of
these programmes is approx.
2 minutes.
,Only use the cover supplied with
the microwave oven with Microwave
Solo mode.
Never use a cover when the grill is
switched on, i.e. on Programmes
AC 4 to AC 8.
The plastic can melt and fuse with
the food.
Cooking food from frozen N °
AC 1 # Vegetables (0.1 – 0.6 kg)
AC 2 ¿ Ready meals which can be
stirred (0.3 – 1.0 kg)
AC 3 … Bakes and gratins
(0.2 – 0.6 kg)
AC 4 ƒ Chips (02 – 0.4 kg)
Cooking fresh food °
AC 1 # Vegetables (0.1 – 0.6 kg)
AC 2 À Potatoes (0.1 – 0.8 kg)
AC 3 $ Fish (0.5 – 1.5 kg)
AC 4 Á Kebabs (0.2 – 0.8 kg)
AC 5 ‰ Grilled chicken (0.9 – 1.8 kg)
AC 6 ¼ Chicken drumsticks
(0.25 – 1.0 kg)
AC 7 Å Fish pie (0.5 – 1.5 kg)
AC 8 … Savoury bakes, e.g.:
Potato gratin (0.5 – 1.5 kg)
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^ Press the relevant button repeatedly
until the Automatic programme
required shows in the display. For
example, to call up programme AC 5
‰ (Grilled chicken) press the °
button five times.
g or lb will flash in the display to prompt
you to enter the weight and the
programme (e.g. AC 5) will light up
together with the symbols for the
functions being used (h for Microwave
and n for Grill).
^ Use the rotary selector to enter the
weight.
^ Press the Start button.
The duration (which depends on the
weight) will begin to count down, and
the symbols for the functions that are
currently in use will light up (h and/or
n).
An audible tone will sound halfway
through the cooking duration.
^ Interrupt the programme to turn or stir
the food, and then continue the
programme.
The programmed duration can, if
necessary, be extended by a few
minutes during operation by pressing
the Start button repeatedly until the time
required shows in the display. On all
programmes it is only possible to
extend the time by a few minutes.
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking programme is complete.
The interior lighting of the oven goes
out.
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Below are some recipe suggestions for
the Automatic programmes using the
"Cooking fresh food" function °.
These can be adapted to suit your
requirements.
It is important to follow the weight
guidelines for the programme
concerned. If the weight guidelines
are exceeded, the food will not cook
sufficiently.
AC 1 # Vegetables
Place the prepared vegetables in a
container. Depending on the freshness
and moisture content of the vegetables,
add 3-4 tbsp water and a little salt or
other seasoning. Enter the weight
including that of the water, place the
covered cooking container on the
turntable and cook. Halfway through
the cooking duration, an audible tone
will sound to prompt you to turn or stir
the food.
When cooking vegetables in a sauce,
the weight entered must include the
sauce. Do not exceed the maximum
weight guidelines.
Carrots in a chervil cream sauce
(serves 2)
350 g carrots, washed and peeled
5 g butter
50 ml vegetable stock (instant)
75 g crème fraîche
1 tbsp white wine
Salt and pepper
A pinch of sugar
½ tsp mustard
1-2 tbsp fresh chervil, chopped, or
1 tbsp dried chervil, chopped
Approx. 1 tbsp cornflour
Cut the carrots into fine batons or slices
(approx. 3-4 mm thick) and place in a
cooking container.
Combine the rest of the ingredients to
make a smooth sauce, and pour over
the carrots.
Cover and cook. Stir when the audible
tone sounds halfway through the
cooking duration.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 1 #
Weight: 525 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
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AC 2 À Potatoes
This programme can be used to cook
peeled, new and bouillon potatoes.
Enter the weight for the potatoes and
the cooking liquid.
For peeled potatoes, peel, wash and
drain the potatoes and place them in a
cooking container. Season with a little
salt, cover and cook.
When cooking new potatoes, add
approx. 1 tbsp water per potato. If
cooking the potatoes in their skins,
pierce the skins several times with a
fork or skewer before cooking, then
cover the container and cook.
Golden curried potatoes
(serves 3)
500 g peeled potatoes
1 onion, finely diced
10 g butter
1-2 tbsp curry powder
250 ml vegetable stock (instant)
50 ml double cream
125 g peas (frozen)
Salt and pepper
Cut the potatoes into large cubes
(approx. 3 x 3 cm), or use small
potatoes.
Place all of the ingredients into a
suitable container and mix well.
Cover and cook. Stir when the audible
tone sounds halfway through the
cooking duration.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 2 À
Weight: 1000 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
AC 3 $ Fish
Fish curry
(serves 4)
300 g pineapple pieces
1 red pepper
1 small banana
500 g firm white fish
3 tbsp lemon juice
30 g butter
100 ml white wine
100 ml pineapple juice
Salt, sugar and chilli pepper
2 tbsp cornflour
Dice the fish and place in a suitable
container. Drizzle with lemon juice.
Quarter the peppers, remove the seeds
and pith and cut into narrow strips. Peel
and slice the banana. Add to the fish
along with the pepper and pineapple
pieces and mix well. Add the butter.
Mix together the wine, juice, seasoning
and cornflour to make a smooth sauce
and pour over the fish. Mix everything
thoroughly, then cover an cook.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 3 $
Weight: approx. 1200 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
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AC 4 Á Kebabs
Pork kebabs
(makes 8 kebabs)
1 piece of pork fillet, approx. 300 g
1 red pepper
2 onions
For the marinade:
8 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt, pepper, paprika and chilli powder
8 wooden kebab skewers
Cut the pork fillet into 16 cubes. Wash
the pepper and cut into bite-sized
pieces. Peel the onion and cut into
eighths.
Arrange the meat, peppers and onions
alternately on the skewers.
Mix together the ingredients for the
marinade well and brush onto the
kebabs. Set aside for 1 hour.
Put the kebabs on the grilling rack and
place the rack on a heat-resistant
microwave safe container in the
microwave oven. Turn halfway through
grilling when the audible tone sounds.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 4 Á
Weight: 100 g per kebab
Place the grilling rack and container on
the turntable
Chicken kebabs
(makes 8 kebabs)
4 chicken breasts, each approx. 120 g
4 pineapple slices (tinned)
16 apricot halves (tinned)
For the marinade:
4 tbsp vegetable oil
4 tbsp sesame oil
Salt and pepper
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp curry powder
A little chilli powder
Optional: ground ginger or ground
coriander
8 wooden kebab skewers
Cut each chicken breast into 4 pieces.
Cut the pineapple slices into quarters.
Drain the apricots well.
Mix together all of the ingredients for
the marinade.
Arrange the chicken pieces, pineapple
and apricots alternately on the wooden
skewers, brush with the marinade and
set aside for 1 hour. Put the kebabs on
the grilling rack, and place on a
heat-resistant microwave safe container
in the microwave oven. Turn halfway
through grilling when the audible tone
sounds.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 4 Á
Weight: 100 g per kebab
Place the grilling rack and container on
the turntable
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