Miele M 616 EG manual

View a manual of the Miele M 616 EG below. All manuals on ManualsCat.com can be viewed completely free of charge. By using the 'Select a language' button, you can choose the language of the manual you want to view.

  • Brand: Miele
  • Product: Microwave
  • Model/name: M 616 EG
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German, Dutch

Table of Contents

Page: 0
Operating instructions
Microwave ovens
M 616 EG
M 626 EG, M 636 EG
M 626 EC, M 636 EC
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before @Q\ä
installing or using the machine,
to avoid the risk of accident,
or damage to the machine. M.-Nr. 04 674 691
Page: 1
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How does the microwave oven function? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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
Opening the door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Closing the door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Operating modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Operation
Microwave-Solo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Automatic "Keeping warm". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Switching off the turntable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Interrupting a process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Cancelling a process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Fault indication. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Fan Heat
(only on models M 626 EC and M 636 EC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Fan Grilling
(only on models M 626 EC and M 636 EC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Combination mode - Microwave with Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Combination mode - Microwave with Fan Heat
(only on models M 626 EC and M 636 EC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Contents
Page: 2
Combination mode - Microwave with Fan Grilling
(only with models M 626 EC and M 636 EC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Automatic defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Automatic cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Combining Automatic programmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Short step system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Delaying start
(only on models M 626 EC and M 636 EC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Practical tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Reheating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Defrosting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Defrosting and reheating or cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Installation and electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Technical data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Contents
Page: 3
Description of the appliance
M 616 EG, M 626 EG, M 636 EG
b Electronic clock with display area
c Touchpad to set time m
d Touchpad for delayed start )
e Input touchpads +/-
f Microwave power setting
touchpad ü
g Fan heat touchpad D
h Fan grilling touchpad I
i Grill touchpad J
j Programme memory store
touchpad 1, 2, 3
k Automatic defrosting touchpad N
l Automatic cooking touchpad Q
m Cancel touchpad C
n Turntable touchpad 
o START touchpad
p Door button a
M 626 EC, M 636 EC
Description of the appliance
4
Page: 4
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 / 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 / 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
5
Page: 5
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. Any other usage is at the
owner’s risk and could be dangerous.
The manufacturer cannot be held re-
sponsible for damage caused by im-
proper use of the appliance.
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.
Repairs may only be carried out by
suitably competent and qualified ser-
vice technicians trained by Miele to en-
sure 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 or electric shock.
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 corresponds to
the voltage and frequency of the house-
hold supply. It is essential that these data
correspond as otherwise 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
6
Page: 6
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 the 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 reheating 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 any doubt as to whether
the selected time or temperature is suffi-
cient, select a slightly longer time or
higher temperature.
It is important that the heat is
allowed to spread evenly throug-
hout the food being cooked.
This can be achieved by stirring and/or
turning the food, and by observing a
sufficiently long standing time, which
should be added to the time needed
for cooking, reheating or defrosting
Always remember that cooking
times 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 babies’ bottles the screw
top and teat must be removed. Other-
wise pressure builds up which can
cause the bottle or container to ex-
plode posing 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
to avoid a burnt mouth. The tempera-
ture of the container does not necessar-
ily give a correct indication of the tem-
perature of the food or liquid it contains.
Warning and Safety instructions
7
Page: 7
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 twice), switch
off at the wall socket, and where applic-
able, 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, croc-
kery or cutlery made from or con-
taining metal, aluminium foil, lead crys-
tal glassware, temperature-sensitive
plastics, wooden utensils or cutlery,
metal clips or wire ties. Do not use
bowls with milled rims or cream pots
with the tinfoil lid only partially
removed. Such items could be dam-
aged, or cause a fire hazard.
The rack supplied with the appliance is
designed to be compatible with micro-
waves, and can therefore be used for
grilling with and without the microwave
function.
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
could 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
8
Page: 8
Warning and Safety instructions
Do not reheat food in the oven in
heat-retaining bags intended for
normal ovens.
These heat-retaining bags usually con-
tain a thin layer of aluminium foil which
reflects microwaves. This reflected en-
ergy can, in turn, cause the outer
paper covering to become so hot that it
ignites.
Always ensure that food or the
browning dish has been placed in
the microwave, and that the turntable 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,
with the danger of injury.
In all operating modes, except
Microwave-Solo, the oven interior,
the grill element, the side runners, 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
infirm.
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.
Use the rack only for grilling with or
without microwave mode. Use the
baking tray only for Fan Heat. Take
care not to burn yourself.
During use the grill and baking tray will
get hot. Use oven gloves when hand-
ling them.
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 temperature only
use a thermometer only specifi-
cally approved for use in a microwave
oven. Never use a thermometer with
mercury or liquid.
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.
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.
Warning and Safety instructions
9
Page: 9
Special accessories
Never place the hot glass tray (or
any other hot cooking containers)
onto a cold surface, such as a tile or
granite worktop. The tray or container
could shatter or break and the worktop
surface could be damaged. Use a heat-
resistant mat or wire cooling rack.
Only for microwave ovens built in
with a lift-up door:
Do not bring this down into the closed
position when the oven is in operation.
An anti-splash roof liner is avail-
able as an optional extra. You can
slide this in above the grill before using
the oven.
M 616 EG
M 626 EG, M 626 EC, M 636 EC
M 636 EG
When using browning dishes:
Always use oven gloves when
handling the browning dish to
avoid burns.
Never place a browning dish di-
rectly on to a table or worksurface.
Instead use 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 machines / ap-
pliances
Before discarding an old machine
or appliance switch off and discon-
nect 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
10
Page: 10
How does the microwave oven function?
In the microwave oven, food is cooked,
reheated or defrosted 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 metal
sides of the oven interior and thereby
reaching the food from all sides. Micro-
wave distribution is improved by engag-
ing 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 with-
out adding much liquid or cooking
oil.
– cooking, re-heating 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 does the microwave oven function?
11
Page: 11
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 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
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
initially for approx. 5 minutes. Then
continue 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
initially for approx. 5 minutes. Then
continue 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
keep them simmering. To prepare
noodles and vegetables setting 8 is
suggested followed by 4 or 5.
See recipes for cooking times. Be pre-
pared to make adjustments where ap-
propriate.
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
12
Page: 12
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. Import-
ant: remove the lid first. The disadvant-
age is that the 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 micro-
wave 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 overcook-
ing 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
13
Page: 13
of the process. The aluminium foil must
not touch the interior walls 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 a suitable ma-
terial.
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
re-heating of food.
Plastic boiling bags can be used for
cooking and re-heating. 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
14
Page: 14
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
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,
even if bound by paper.
There is a danger that they will ignite
when heated.
Wood
Wooden dishes are not suitable
Moisture contained in the wood 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
glass with water and also place this
in the oven.
Close the door.
Enter a time of 30 seconds with the
time selector m.
Select power setting P 8 with the ü
touchpad, or for the M 616 EG P 9.
Do not switch off the turntable .
Press the START 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 glass should be warm,
but the dish cool. If the dish is very hot
and the water is cold, it would be un-
wise to use the dish.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
15
Page: 15
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Note: Although some ovenproof earth-
enware can be used in a microwave
oven, it may contain a considerable
amount of moisture, causing it to
become hot during use. It is normally
advisable to avoid using it in a micro-
wave oven.
If any doubt exists about the suita-
bility of containers, please contact
the maker.
This test cannot be used to check
whether items with hollow knobs or
handles are suitable for use in a micro-
wave oven.
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 or cover if:
– food coated with breadcrumbs is
being cooked.
– cooking meals which are to be given
a crisp finish.
– using the grill.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
16
Page: 16
Preparation for use
Setting the time of day
Connect the appliance to the elec-
tricity supply.
0:00 flashes in the display area.
Use the +/- touchpads to set the
hours (0 to 23).
Press the m touchpad and use the
+/- touchpads to set the minutes.
Press the m touchpad again to con-
firm the time now showing in the dis-
play area.
The appliance is now ready for use.
Altering the time of day
Press the m touchpad twice.
0:00 flashes in the display area.
Alter the time of day as described
above.
Minute minder
Press the m touchpad and then use
the +/- touchpads to set the minute
minder time you require (5 seconds
up to 99 minutes).
Press the ü touch pad.
The symbol h for microwave mode
flashes in the display and P 9 ap-
pears.
Hold the - touchpad pressed in until
P 0 appears.
The h symbol disappears and the
l symbol for the minute minder
flashes.
Press the START touchpad.
The time which has been entered ap-
pears in the display area and begins
to count down in one second steps.
An audible tone sounds when the
minute minder time has elapsed.
Audible tone
An audible tone sounds when the set
time has elapsed. This is repeated after
a few seconds.
Press touchpad C to turn off the tone
early.
The time of day reappears in the dis-
play area.
Opening the door
Press the "a" button to open the
door.
The light comes on.
If the microwave is being used, open-
ing the door will interrupt the cooking
process. The relevant operating mode
indicator will flash in the display area.
Closing the door
Push the door shut.
Press the START touchpad to continue
an interrupted cooking process.
Preparation for use
17
Page: 17
Operating modes
M 626 EC, M 636 EC
The 7 operating modes detailed below
are available.
M 616 EG, M 626 EG, M 636 EG
Here you can choose between 3 opera-
ting modes, Microwave Solo, Grill and
a combination of these two, see 1, 4,
and 7 below; (Fan Heat and Fan Grill-
ing (with or without microwave mode)
are not available).
– 1. Microwave-Solo mode ü
Suitable for defrosting, reheating or
cooking.
– 2. Fan Heat D *
Ideal for baking.
– 3. Fan Grilling I *
Use to grill or roast thicker cuts of
meat and pieces of poultry. The fan
and the grill heating element operate
at the same time.
– 4. Grilling J
Ideal for grilling thinner items e.g.
steaks or sausages.
– 5. Combination mode - Microwave
ü with Fan Heat D *
You can use this combination mode
to prepare puddings very quickly.
– 6. Combination mode - Microwave
ü with Fan Grilling I *
This combination is particularly suit-
able for roasting and grilling.
– 7. Combination mode - Microwave
ü with Grilling J
Ideal for crisping and browning. The
microwave cooks the food, the grill
browns and crisps the surface.
* only with models M 626 EC and
M 636 EC
Automatic programmes
The Automatic Defrosting programme
N offers 4 programmes (d1 – d4).
The Automatic Cooking programme
Q offers 8 programmes (C1 – C8).
All the automatic programmes are
weight dependent, which means that
the weight of the food must be entered.
The automatic programmes for defrost-
ing and cooking can also be set to run
one after the other.
Short step system
Touchpads 1, 2, 3 allow you to store in
the memory programmes you use fre-
quently. Each memory store can be
used again with a different programme.
Delaying start
(only on models M 626 EC and
M 636 EC)
The length of cooking time and the end
of a process can be pre-programmed
up to 24 hours beforehand.
Automatic "Keeping warm"
The automatic "keeping warm" function
will switch on for a maximum of 15
minutes after a cooking process using
a power setting of 5 or higher has fin-
ished.
Operating modes
18
Page: 18
Operation
Microwave-Solo
There is a choice of 9 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 and texture of the food.
Fresh vegetables probably contain
more water and cook more quickly
than stored vegetables.
– the shape and material of the con-
tainer.
– the amount of food.
In general:
Double the amount of food - at least
one third extra cooking time.
For smaller amounts of food reduce
the time accordingly.
Ideally the container should be
placed in the middle of the oven.
Press the m touchpad and use the
+/- touchpads to enter the cooking
time you require (5 seconds up to 99
minutes).
Press the ü touchpad.
The h symbol for microwave mode
flashes in the display area and P 9
appears.
Use the +/ - touchpads to select the
power setting you require.
The h symbol flashes and the se-
lected power setting appears.
Press the 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
cooking time has elapsed.
Press touchpad C to turn off the tone
early.
Press the ü touchpad if you want to
call up the power setting while the ap-
pliance is in operation.
Automatic "Keeping warm"
The automatic "keeping warm" function
will switch on for a maximum of 15
minutes after a cooking process using
a power setting of 5 or higher has fin-
ished.
H:H and the symbol h appear in the
display area. The turntable continues to
operate.
The process is cut short if the door is
opened during this time.
The "keeping warm" stage cannot be
set separately.
Operation
19
Page: 19
Operation
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  touchpad before you
start the cooking process to switch
off the turntable.
The  symbol for the switched off
turntable appears in the display area.
If you want to switch off the turntable
while the microwave is being used, you
must interrupt the cooking process by
twice pressing the C touchpad and
then re-enter the settings.
Interrupting a process
Press the C touchpad once to stop
an operating function.
The symbol for the operating func-
tion flashes in the display area and
the time remaining appears.
Press the START touchpad to con-
tinue the process.
Cancelling a process
Press the C touchpad twice to can-
cel the operating function which is in
progress.
The time of day appears.
Fault indication
Press the C touchpad once if you
make an unintentional entry and the
letter E appears in the display area.
You can then re-enter the settings.
If E15 appears in the display this indi-
cates overheating in the oven inte-
rior. Let the appliance cool down with
the door open for 15 – 20 minutes.
Afterwards, press the C touchpad
and enter the settings again.
Operation
20
Page: 20
Dear Customer,
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Miele microwave oven.
We trust you will be delighted with the wide range of programmes
and applications it has to offer.
To help you make the most of your oven, we would be pleased to send you,
free of charge, a copy of the
Good Housekeeping Essential Microwave Handbook.
This prestigious book contains over a hundred delicious recipes, all tested on
Miele 850 W microwave ovens. Furthermore, it offers comprehensive advice on
the basics of microwave cooking, how to use the different cooking techniques to
best advantage and timing charts for thawing and cooking many types of food.
Please fill in the slip below and send it to:
Miele Company Limited, Fairacres, Marcham Road, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 1TW
Please note, this offer applies only to new microwave ovens purchased in the UK.
..A.............................................................................................................................
I have purchased a Miele microwave oven, model ................
from (name of retailer)................................................................town..........................
Please send me the Good Housekeeping Essential Microwave Handbook.
Name:..........................................................................................................................
Address:......................................................................................................................
.....................................................................................................................................
........................................................................................................................
........................................................................................................................
Signed:................................................................................Date:...............................
Page: 24
Operation
Fan Heat
(only on models M 626 EC and
M 636 EC)
Press the m touchpad and use the
+/- touchpads to set the cooking time
you require (5 seconds to 99 minutes).
Press the D touchpad.
The set time as well as the pre-set
temperature appear in the display
area. The D symbol for the Fan
Heat mode flashes.
Use the +/ - touchpads to select the
temperature you require
(50 °C – 250 °C).
Press the START touchpad.
The set time appears in the display
area and begins to count down in
one second steps.
A red dot also lights up in the dis-
play area (heat warning indicator).
An audible tone sounds when the
cooking time has elapsed.
Recommendations
The turntable should always be
switched on when using the Fan Heat
mode if placing the dish on the turn-
table.
You can take out the side runners
(where fitted) when using larger dishes.
Make use of the residual heat by leav-
ing the food in the appliance for
5 minutes after the cooking time has
finished.
Fan Grilling
(only on models M 626 EC and
M 636 EC)
Press the m touchpad and use the
+/- touchpads to set the cooking time
you require (5 seconds to 99 minutes).
Press the I touchpad.
The set time as well as the pre-set
temperature appear in the display
area and the I symbol for the Fan
Grilling mode flashes.
Use the +/ - touchpads to select the
temperature you require
(50 °C – 200 °C).
Press the START touchpad.
The set time appears in the display
area and begins to count down in
one second steps.
A red dot also lights up in the dis-
play area (heat warning indicator).
An audible tone sounds after the
cooking time has elapsed.
Operation
21
Page: 25
Operation
Grilling
Press the m touchpad and use the
+/- to set the cooking time you require
(5 seconds to 99 minutes).
Press the J touchpad.
The set time as well as the pre-set
temperature appear in the display
area. The J for the Grilling mode
flashes.
Use the +/ - touchpads to select the
temperature you require.
(50 °C – 200 °C).
Press the START touchpad.
The set time appears in the display
area and begins to count down in
one second steps.
A red dot also lights up in the dis-
play area (heat warning indicator).
An audible tone sounds once the
cooking time has elapsed.
Recommendations
Turn over meat and fish half-way
through the cooking time so that both
sides are cooked and browned evenly.
Thin slices and pieces only require to
be turned over once, whereas larger,
thicker pieces should be turned several
times.
If the total grilling time is less than
15 minutes, pre-heat the grill for about
5 minutes.
Combination mode - Micro-
wave with Grilling
Press the m touchpad and use the
+/- touchpads to set the cooking time
you require (5 seconds to 99 minutes).
Press the ü touchpad.
The symbol h for the Microwave
mode and P 9 appears.
Use the +/ - to select the power set-
ting you require.
The h symbol flashes and the se-
lected power setting appears.
Now press the J touchpad.
The set time as well as the pre-set
temperature appear in the display
area. The J and h symbols flash.
Use the +/ - touchpads to select the
temperature you require
(50 °C – 200 °C).
Press the START touchpad.
The set time appears in the display
area and begins to count down in
one second steps.
A red dot also lights up in the dis-
play area (heat warning indicator).
An audible tone sounds after the
cooking time has elapsed.
Press the ü touchpad if you wish to
call up the power setting while the ap-
pliance is in operation.
Operation
22
Page: 26
Operation
Combination mode - Micro-
wave with Fan Heat
(only on models M 626 EC and
M 636 EC)
Press the m touchpad and use the
+/- touchpads to set the cooking time
you require (5 seconds to 99 minutes).
Press the ü touchpad.
The symbol h for the Microwave
mode flashes in the display and P 9
appears.
Use the +/ - touchpads to select the
power setting you require.
The h symbol flashes and the se-
lected power setting appears.
Now press the D touchpad.
The set time as well as the pre-set
temperature appear in the display
area. The D and h symbols flash.
Use the +/ - to select the tempera-
ture you require
(50 °C – 250 °C).
Press the START touchpad.
The set time appears in the display
area and begins to count down in
one second steps.
A red dot also appears in the display
area (heat warning indicator).
An audible tone sounds after the
cooking time has elapsed.
Press the ü touchpad if you wish to
call up the power setting while the ap-
pliance is in operation.
Recommendation
The turntable should always be
switched on when the Microwave with
Fan Heat mode is in use.
Combination mode - Micro-
wave with Fan Grilling
(only with models M 626 EC and
M 636 EC)
Press the m touchpad and use the
+/- touchpads to set the cooking time
you require (5 seconds to 99 minutes).
Press the ü touchpad.
The h symbol for the Microwave
mode flashes in the display area and
P 9 appears.
Use the +/ - to select the power set-
ting you require.
The h flashes and the selected
power setting appears.
Now press the I touchpad.
The set tiime as well as the pre-set
temperature appear in the dipslay
area. The I and h symbols flash.
Use the +/ - touchpads to select the
temperature you require
(50 °C – 200 °C).
Press the START touchpad.
The set time appears in the display
area and begins to count down in
one second steps.
A red dot also lights up in the dis-
play area (heat warning indicator).
An audible tone sounds after the
cooking time has elapsed.
Press the ü touchpad if you wish to
call up the power setting while the ap-
pliance is in operation.
Operation
23
Page: 27
Operation
Automatic defrosting
There is a choice of 4 Automatic de-
frosting programmes.
Programme Food type
d 1
d 2
d 3
d 4
Poultry
Meat
Fish
Light textured bakes,
e.g cream gateaux
Press the N touchpad.
The symbol N flashes in the display
area and d 1 appears.
Press the N touchpad enough times
to select the programme you require.
With the +/ - touchpads enter the
weight of the food
(50 g – 4000 g).
The symbol N flashes in the display
area, and the food weight entered
appears.
The defrosting time is calculated auto-
matically by the appliance.
Press the START button.
The defrosting time which has been
calculated appears in the display
area and begins to count down in
one second steps. The symbols h
and N also appear.
An audible tone sounds at the end of
the defrosting time.
The fault message "E 15" appears in
the display if the oven interior is still
warm from previous use. Wait until it
has cooled down.
Automatic cooking
There is a choice of 8 Automatic cook-
ing programmes.
Programme Food type
C 1
C 2
C 3
C 4
C 5
C 6
C 7
C 8
boiling potatoes
Boiling vegetables
Poaching fish
Frozen vegetables
Heating liquids
Reheating conserves
Chilled plated meals
Frozen plated meals
Press the Q touchpad.
The weight symbol flashes in the dis-
play area, and C 1 appears.
Press the Q touchpad enough
times to select the programme you
require.
With the +/ - touchpads enter the
weight of the food.
The weight symbol flashes in the dis-
play area, and the food weight en-
tered appears.
The cooking time is calculated auto-
matically by the appliance.
Press the START button.
The cooking time which has been
calculated appears in the display
area and begins to count down in
one second steps. The symbols h
and the weight symbol also appear.
An audible tone sounds at the end of
the cooking time.
Operation
24
Page: 28
Operation
Combining Automatic pro-
grammes
The two Automatic Programmes can be
set to run so that defrosting runs fol-
lowed by cooking.
Press the N touchpad.
The symbol N flashes in the display
area and d 1 appears.
Press the N touchpad enough times
to select the programme you require.
With the +/ - touchpads enter the
weight of the food
(50 g – 4000 g).
The symbol N flashes in the display
area, and the food weight entered
appears.
Now press touchpad Q.
The weight symbol flashes in the dis-
play area, and C 1 appears.
Press the Q touchpad enough
times to select the programme you
require.
With the +/ - touchpads enter the
weight of the food.
The weight symbol flashes in the dis-
play area, and the food weight en-
tered appears.
The defrosting time and cooking time
are calculated automatically by the ap-
pliance.
Press the START button.
The defrosting time which has been
calculated appears in the display
area and begins to count down in
one second steps. The symbols h
and N also appear.
The automatic cooking programme will
switch on automatically once the de-
frosting time has elapsed.
The cooking time which has been cal-
culated appears in the display area
and begins to count down in one sec-
ond steps.
h and the weight symbol also appear.
An audible tone sounds once the cook-
ing time has elapsed.
Operation
25
Page: 29
Operation
Short step system
Touchpads 1, 2, and 3 allow you to
store in memory programmes which
you frequently use.
There are three memory stores where
frequently used programmes can be re-
corded.
You can store all the operating function-
s, e.g. grilling, combination functions,
and automatic programmes.
You can also store the command to
switch the turntable function on or off.
Each memory store can be used again
with a different programme.
Proceed as for setting the operating
mode.
Do not however press the START but-
ton at the end, instead select one of
the three programmes 1, 2, or 3 and
store the setting.
The code number of the stored pro-
gramme will appear in the display.
Finally press touchpad C to confirm
the setting.
The time of day appears in the dis-
play area.
Calling up the "Short step system"
Press the relevant storage touchpad,
1,2 or 3.
The stored settings for the operating
function appear in the display area.
The symbol for the function flashes
and the number of the programme
store appears.
Press the START button.
In the display area the codes for the
operating functions appear and the
time counts down in one second
steps. An audible tone sounds at the
end.
If you press the START button immedi-
ately after selecting the programme 1,
2, or 3, this will avoid the whole se-
quence 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.
Operation
26
Page: 30
Operation
Delaying start
(only on models M 626 EC and
M 636 EC)
The length of time and also the end of
a process can be pre-programmed up
to 24 hours beforehand.
Proceed as before to set the opera-
ting mode.
After setting the mode do not how-
ever press the START touchpad but
instead press the ) touchpad.
0:00 and ) the symbol for dela-
ying start flash in the display area.
Now enter the time at which you wish
the process to end. Use the +/-
touchpads to enter the hours. Press
the m touchpad and then finally use
the +/- to set the minutes.
Press the START touchpad.
The current time of day and the )
symbol appear in the display area.
The appliance will then switch on and
off at the required time.
If you are using the delaying start
function with the microwave mode,
the food must have already been
placed in the cooking compartment.
Operation
27
Page: 31
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
re-heating foods or drinks for
babies or young children in the
microwave oven. Any decision to do
this is the responsibility of the user,
and should only be done with the ut-
most care. Pasteurised or sterilised
cooked food should be gently
heated on level 4, (5 or 6) accord-
ing to model, see table on page 12,
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 tempera-
ture and allowed to cool to a suit-
able heat for eating. For made-up
milk follow the maker’s instructions.
Always use a lid or cover for re-heating
food, except when a drier finish is
needed, e.g. breaded poultry/meat.
Always remove the lid from jars, es-
pecially jars of baby food.
Remove the rubber teat and seal
top before warming baby bottles.
When re-heating 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.
Food taken straight from the fridge or
freezer requires for example longer to
reheat than food stored at room tem-
perature.
Always ensure that the food is thor-
oughly heated.
If in any doubt that a sufficiently high
temperature has been reached, con-
tinue re-heating 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.
Practical tips
28
Page: 32
Practical tips
After re-heating
Be careful when removing a dish
from the oven. It may be hot.
Although heat is not normally produced
in the container itself by the micro-
waves, (apart from stoneware and simi-
lar dishes), heat transfer from the food
to the container may be considerable,
making the container itself hot.
Allow food to stand for a few minutes
once a programme has ended to allow
heat to be distributed evenly.
After re-heating 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 or for M 616 EG setting 9, and then
select power setting 5 or for M 616 EG
setting 6 to continue cooking.
Add a little water to vegetables which
have been kept stored. Vegetable cook-
ing times depend on the texture of the
vegetable. Fresh vegetables contain
water and usually cook more quickly.
Stir and turn food at least once during
cooking.
Ensure that perishable types of
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 or
for M 616 EG setting 9 and then turn
down to power setting 2 to complete
cooking.
For food with skin or peel, such as to-
matoes, some types of sausage, jacket
potatoes and aubergines, should be
pricked or the skin cut several times be-
fore cooking to prevent food from bur-
sting.
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 pricked several times
first with a sharp object.
Practical tips
29
Page: 33
Practical tips
Defrosting
Remove the frozen food from its packa-
ging and place in a covered micro-
wave-safe container, 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, gateaux 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 be col-
lected. Turn half way through defrost-
ing.
For defrosting basic food stuffs 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.
Defrosting and reheating or
cooking
Deep-frozen pre-cooked food can be
defrosted and immediately reheated or
cooked, using the combination of the
two automatic programmes, Auto de-
frost and Auto cook.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a covered microwave-safe
dish for defrosting and re-heating 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 re-heat-
ing or cooking.
Allow the food to stand at room tem-
perature long enough to enable the
heat to spread evenly throughout the
food.
Practical tips
30
Page: 34
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 at setting 5 uncovered, for ap-
prox. 1
/2-1 minutes, stirring occasion-
ally, (N.B. follow the instructions on the
packet if these differ and for the
amount of water).
Preparing flan topping/jelly glaze
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
Score 3 tomatoes crosswise at the bot-
tom, 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
preserving fruit and vegetables in an
oven or microwave oven, and under-
stands the implications of the chemical
reactions involved.
Practical tips
31
Page: 35
Cleaning and care
Microwave oven
Disconnect the microwave oven
from the power supply before clean-
ing.
Oven housing and interior
The housing and interior can be
cleaned using a damp cloth with a solu-
tion of washing up liquid or a mild deter-
gent and water. Wipe dry with a soft
cloth.
Avoid too much water as this could
penetrate the openings of the oven inte-
rior.
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 door seal at regular intervals
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 engin-
eer trained by Miele.
Air vents
Do not let water or any other object find
its way into the ventilation outlets.
Cleaning and care
32
Page: 36
Cleaning and care
Accessories (depending on model)
Boiling rod
The boiling rod can be washed in a dish-
washer.
Side runners
The side runners can be removed to
clean the oven interior walls.
Take the runners out at the bottom
from the side wall, pull upwards and
un-hook.
Reassemble in reverse order.
Rack, baking tray and runners
Wash and dry after each use. Remove
stubborn soils
– from stainless steel:
with a stainless steel cleaner.
– from enamel:
Soak to loosen the soil and then
clean with a soft brush or a sponge.
Glass tray
The glass tray can be washed in a solu-
tion of hot water and washing up liquid
or in the dishwasher.
Do not use scouring agents, as these
would scratch the surface.
Ceramic anti-splash roof liner
Take out and clean with washing up liq-
uid and water after each use.
Cleaning and care
33
Page: 37
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.
Problem solving guide
34
Page: 38
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 appears in the display
This appears with an incorrect entry.
Press the C touchpad once. After-
wards, it is possible to enter the set-
tings again.
. . . 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.
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.
Problem solving guide
35
Page: 39
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
36
Page: 40
Installation and electrical connection
All electrical work should be carried out
by a competent person, in accordance
with national and local safety regula-
tions.
The microwave oven is supplied with a
mains cable and plug for connection to
a single phase 230-240 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.
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a residual current device (RCD) with a
trip current of 30 mA.
GB / IRL
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.
AUS / NZ
The plug rating is 10 A.
This appliance is elecrically sup-
pressed according to
AS / NZS 4052 : 1992
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 (GB / IRL) or
A (AUS / NZ) or coloured red.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST
BE EARTHED
Installation and electrical connection
37
Page: 41
Non rewireable plugs BS 1363
(GB / IRL)
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.
Do not position the appliance too
close to adjacent furniture.
A space of 5 cm (M 636 EG: 10 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) ex-
cept for M 636 EC.
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 616 EG) only.
– built into a wall unit (M 616 EG only)
or into a tall unit.
M 636 EC on the other hand can be
built under a worktop, with the excep-
tion of the stainless steel version.
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.
Installation and electrical connection
38
Page: 42
Technical data
M 616 EG
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/plug rating . . . . . . . see data plate
Timer switch . . . . . . . . up to 99 minutes
Freestanding appliance:
Dimensions (H x W x D) in mm:
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 x 440 x 316
Net weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 kg
M 626 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/plug rating . . . . . . . see data plate
Timer switch . . . . . . . . up to 99 minutes
Freestanding appliance:
Dimensions (H x W x D) in mm:
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 x 496 x 384
Net weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 kg
M 626 EC
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/plug rating . . . . . . . see data plate
Timer switch . . . . . . . . up to 99 minutes
Freestanding appliance:
Dimensions (H x W x D) in mm:
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 x 496 x 460
Net weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 kg
M 636 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/plug rating . . . . . . see data plate
Timer switch . . . . . . . up to 99 minutes
Freestanding appliance:
Dimensions (H x W x D) in mm:
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 x 555 x 429
Net weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22kg
M 636 EC
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/plug rating . . . . . . see data plate
Timer switch . . . . . . . up to 99 minutes
Freestanding appliance:
Dimensions (H x W x D) in mm:
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 x 555 x 484
Net weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26kg
Technical data
39
Page: 43
Alteration rights reserved / 22 / 004 AUS, GB - 3498
This paper consists of cellulose which has been bleached without the use of chlorine.

Question & answers

There are no questions about the Miele M 616 EG yet.

Ask a question about the Miele M 616 EG

Have a question about the Miele M 616 EG but cannot find the answer in the user manual? Perhaps the users of ManualsCat.com can help you answer your question. By filling in the form below, your question will appear below the manual of the Miele M 616 EG. Please make sure that you describe your difficulty with the Miele M 616 EG as precisely as you can. The more precies your question is, the higher the chances of quickly receiving an answer from another user. You will automatically be sent an e-mail to inform you when someone has reacted to your question.