Miele M 637 EC manual

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  • Brand: Miele
  • Product: Microwave
  • Model/name: M 637 EC
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German

Table of Contents

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Operating instructions
Microwave oven
M 637 EC
To avoid the risk of accidents
or damage to this appliance
it is essential to read these instructions
before it is installed or used for the first time.
G
M.-Nr. 05 831 141
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Description of the appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Oven interior and accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Side runners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Grilling rack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Glass tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Boiling rod. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Gourmet plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How the microwave oven functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
How does the microwave oven function? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
What can a microwave oven do?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
In what ways can a microwave oven be used? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Suitable containers for microwave ovens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Material and shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Testing dishes for their suitability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
The cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Setting the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Altering the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Switching off the time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Night time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Opening the door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Placing the dish in the oven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Turntable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
To close the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Starting a process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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Interrupting or re-starting a process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Altering the settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
To cancel a programme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
At the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Automatic warming function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Quick-Start (programmable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Minute minder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Altering a minute minder entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Programming the end of cooking time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Operation - Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Combination mode - Microwave + Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Fan grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Combination mode
(Microwave + Fan grill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Fan heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Combination mode
(Microwave + Fan heat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Fan heat and baking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Useful tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Automatic programmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Reheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Defrosting / Defrosting and reheating or cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Other uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Oven housing, cavity and door interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Appliance front and control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
After Sales Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Electrical connection AUS / NZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Installation and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
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Oven interior and accessories
aOven door
bDoor locking mechanism
cGrill/browning element
dSide runners
eControl panel
fTurntable
gGrilling rack
hGlass tray
iCover
jBoiling rod
Description of the appliance
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Control panel
kElectronic clock display
lMicrowave power and
automatic programme selector
mRotary selector for entering:
time, weight, temperature, grill
setting
nGrill button n
oFan grill N
pFan heat D
qTime of day button m
rMinute minder button l
sStop/cancel button
tTurntable button ä
uSTART / Quick-Start
(programmable) c
vDoor release button a
Description of the appliance
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Accessories supplied
Side runners
The side runners can be inserted into
the oven walls to hold the glass tray
and the grilling rack. When dishes are
placed directly on the turntable, the
microwave can be used without the
side runners.
The side runners are a separate
accessory, and have to be fitted if
required.
Grilling rack
The grilling rack is specially designed
for use in a microwave oven. It can be
used when grilling (with or without the
microwave function).
Glass tray
The glass tray is suitable for use with all
cooking functions.
When grilling directly on the rack, the
glass tray should be placed underneath
the rack to catch any fat or juices.
Cover
The cover supplied may only be used
in 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 be placed into the
container. It helps liquids to heat evenly.
Optional accessories
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, and it is
available from the Miele Spare Parts
Department or your dealer.
Description of the appliance
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Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure that they
are recycled.
Disposal of your old appliance
Old appliances contain materials which
can be reclaimed or recycled. Please
contact your dealer, your local waste
collection centre or scrap merchant
about potential recycling schemes.
Ensure that the appliance presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
Caring for the environment
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This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Before installation and before using
the appliance for the first time, read
the operating instructions carefully.
They contain important notes on
installation, safety, operation and
care of the appliance. This way you
will avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
Correct use
The appliance is intended for
domestic use only: to cook,
defrost, reheat and grill food. Any other
usage is not supported by the
manufacturer and could be dangerous.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage caused by improper or
incorrect use of the appliance.
Never use the microwave to store
or dry items which could ignite
easily. Fire hazard.
This appliance is not a toy! To
avoid the risk of injury, do not let
children access the appliance or its
controls. Supervise its use by older
children, the elderly or infirm. If allowing
older children to use the appliance
without supervision, please ensure that
they are aware of how a microwave
oven works and understand the
dangers of improper use.
Technical safety
Do not use the microwave if
- the door is warped.
- the door hinges are loose.
- holes or cracks are visible in the
casing, the door, the door seal or the
oven interior walls.
Operating the appliance with this type
of damage will result in microwave
leakage and present a hazard to the
user.
Repairs may only be carried out by
a suitably qualified and competent
person in accordance with national and
local safety regulations. Repairs and
other work by unqualified persons
could be dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for unauthorised
work.
Ensure that current is not supplied to
the appliance while maintenance or
repair work is being carried out.
Never open the casing of the
appliance.
Tampering with electrical connections
or components and mechanical parts is
highly dangerous and can cause
operational faults or electric shock.
If the connection cable is damaged,
the new cable must be fitted by a
Miele approved service technician.
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 household supply. This
data must correspond in order to avoid
risk of damage to the appliance.
Consult a qualified electrician if in
doubt.
Warning and Safety instructions
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The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between
the appliance and an effective earthing
system, which complies with local and
national safety regulations. It is most
important that this basic safety
requirement is present and regularly
tested. Where there is any doubt, the
electrical wiring in the home should be
checked by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for the consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
- it is switched off at the wall socket and
the plug removed.
(Pull on the plug, not the cable).
- the mains fuse is withdrawn.
- or the screw-out fuse is removed (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 (e.g.
danger of overheating).
This equipment is not designed for
maritime use or for use in mobile
installations such as caravans, aircraft
etc. However it may be suitable for
such usage, subject to a risk
assessment of the installation being
carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer.
Use
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 cooking container.
Some foods may contain micro
organisms which are only destroyed by
thorough cooking, therefore when
cooking or reheating foods, 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 by observing a
sufficiently long standing time, which
should be added to the time needed for
cooking, reheating or defrosting.
Always remember that times for
cooking, reheating and defrosting
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. There
is also a danger of fire if breadcrumbs,
flowers, herbs, etc., are dried in the
microwave oven.
Always ensure that this type of
procedure is supervised.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Do not use the microwave function
to heat up herb cushions or pads
filled with cherry kernels, wheat grains
or lavender or gel, such as those used
in aromatherapy. These pads can ignite
when heated even after they have been
removed from the microwave.
Fire hazard!
Exercise caution when cooking or
reheating food with a high sugar
content, e.g. Christmas pudding. If
heated for too long the sugar may
caramelise or ignite.
Do not use full power if you warm
empty dishes. Do not use the
appliance without food, or if it is
incorrectly loaded.
Never cook or reheat food or
liquids in sealed containers or
bottles.
With baby bottles, the screw top and
teat must be removed. Otherwise
pressure builds up which can cause
the bottle or container to explode
posing a severe risk of injury.
Before serving, remember to allow
a sufficient standing time and then
always check the temperature of the
actual food itself after taking it out of the
microwave. 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.
When heating food and drink remember
that the heat is created in the food
itself, and that the container will
normally be cooler. The dish is only
warmed by the heat of the food.
When heating liquids, the boiling
rod provided should be placed into
the container.
When heating liquids, milk, sauces etc.,
in the oven without the boiling rod, the
boiling point of the liquid may be
reached without the production of
typical bubbles. The liquid does not
boil evenly throughout. This so-called
‘boiling delay’ can cause a sudden
build up of bubbles when the container
is removed from the oven or shaken.
This can lead to the liquid boiling over
suddenly and explosively. Danger of
burning.
The formation of bubbles can be so
strong that the pressure forces the oven
door open. The user could be injured
and the appliance damaged.
The boiling rod ensures that the liquid
boils evenly and that bubbles form at
an early stage during the operation.
Warning and Safety instructions
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To avoid fuelling any flames, do not
open the oven door if smoke
occurs in the oven interior.
Interrupt the process (by pressing the
Stop/C button twice). Switch off at the
wall socket, and where applicable
remove the plug. Do not open the door
until the smoke has dispersed.
Never heat undiluted alcohol in the
microwave oven as this can easily
ignite. Fire hazard.
Do not heat up tins in the
microwave oven. Pressure can
build up and they may explode. This
could result in injury or damage.
Do not use any containers or
cutlery made from or containing
metal, aluminium foil, lead crystal
glassware, temperature-sensitive
plastics, wooden utensils or cutlery,
metal clips or wire ties. Do not use
bowls with milled rims, or cream pots
with the tinfoil lid only partially removed.
Such items could be damaged or
cause a fire hazard.
The rack supplied with the appliance is
designed to be compatible with
microwaves and can therefore be used
for grilling with or without the
microwave function.
Do not leave the oven unattended
when reheating or cooking food in
disposable containers made of plastic,
paper or other inflammable materials.
Before using single use containers
make sure they are suitable for use in
microwave ovens. See appropriate
section.
Eggs can only be cooked in their
shells in the microwave oven in a
specially designed egg-boiling device
available from specialist shops.
Similarly, hard-boiled eggs should not
be reheated in the microwave oven as
this may lead to the eggs bursting,
even after they have been taken out of
the oven.
Eggs can be cooked without their
shells in the microwave oven only if
the yolk membrane has been
punctured several times first.
The pressure could otherwise cause
the egg yolk to explode. Danger of
injury.
Food with a thick skin or peel, such
as tomatoes, sausages, jacket
potatoes and aubergines, should be
pierced or the skin cut in several places
before cooking to allow steam to
escape and prevent the food from
bursting.
Do not reheat food in the oven in
heat-retaining bags intended for
use in normal ovens. These
heat-retaining bags usually contain a
thin layer of aluminium foil which
reflects microwaves. This reflected
energy can, in turn, cause the outer
paper covering to become so hot that it
ignites.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Always ensure that food or a
browning dish has been placed in
the microwave, and that the turntable is
in place, before switching on.
Do not use the oven for frying food
and do not leave it 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 moisture.
Earthenware and porcelain containers
with hollow handles and lid knobs must
only be used in this oven if they have
vent holes which allow the moisture to
escape. Without vent holes there can
be a pressure build-up, causing the
container to crack or shatter, with the
danger of injury.
With all functions, except the
microwave solo mode, the rack,
oven interior, grill element, side runners,
door and housing can get hot! Do not
let small children touch the oven while it
is in operation, there is the danger of
being burnt. Supervise its use by the
elderly or infirm.
Wear oven gloves when placing
dishes in and taking them out of
the oven, or when handling dishes or
food in the oven if the appliance is on
or has just been in operation. Danger of
burning.
The rack and glass tray become
hot when the oven is in operation.
Take care not to burn yourself on them!
Never 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, and
the worktop surface could get
damaged. Use a heat-resistant mat or
wire cooling rack.
Do not use the oven to heat up the
room. Due to the high temperatures
radiated, objects left near the oven
could catch fire.
Do not use the appliance as a
resting place for other items.
The heat from the top of the appliance
could cause some kinds of items to
melt.
To check food temperature, first
interrupt the cooking programme.
Only use a thermometer specifically
approved for use in a microwave oven
to measure the temperature of the food.
Never use a thermometer containing
mercury or liquid as these are not
suitable for use with very high
temperatures and will break very easily.
In countries where there are areas
which are subject to infestation by
cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the
appliance and its surroundings in a
clean condition at all times. Any
damage which may be caused by
cockroaches or other vermin will not be
covered by the appliance guarantee.
Never use a steam-cleaning
appliance to clean this appliance.
Pressurised steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
Warning and Safety instructions
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When using browning dishes:
Always use oven gloves when
handling the browning dish to
avoid burns.
Never place the browning dish
directly onto a table or work
surface. Use a suitable heat-resistant
mat, grid or board to protect the work
surface or table and prevent heat
marks.
Browning dishes should only be
used in a microwave oven, or as a
serving dish.
In a conventional oven the special
glaze would suffer damage.
Disposal of your old appliance
Before disposing of your old
appliance first make it unusable.
Cut off and render any plug unusable.
Cut off the cable directly behind the
appliance to prevent misuse. This
should be done by a competent
person.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these Warning
and Safety instructions.
Warning and Safety instructions
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How does the microwave oven
function?
In a microwave oven there is a
high-frequency tube called a
magnetron. This converts electrical
energy into microwaves. These
microwaves are distributed evenly
throughout the oven interior and
rebound off the metal sides of the oven
interior to reach the food from all sides.
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 lead to the creation of
sparks. The microwaves cannot be
absorbed.
Microwaves pass through a suitable
container and find their way directly into
the food. All food contains moisture
molecules which, when subjected to
microwave energy, start to oscillate 2.5
thousand million times a second. The
friction caused by this vibration creates
heat, which first starts developing
around the outside of the food and then
slowly penetrates towards the centre.
The moisture, fat and sugar content of
food will affect the speed at which it is
cooked.
As heat is produced directly in the
food,
– food can generally be cooked
without adding much liquid or
cooking oil.
– cooking, reheating and defrosting in
a microwave oven is quicker than
using conventional methods.
– nutrients, such as vitamins and
minerals, are generally retained.
– the colour, texture and taste of food
are not impaired.
Microwaves stop being produced as
soon as the cooking process is
interrupted or the appliance door is
opened.
When the appliance is in operation, the
closed, sealed door prevents
microwaves escaping from the
appliance.
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What can a microwave oven
do?
In the microwave oven, food is cooked,
reheated or defrosted quickly.
You can use your microwave in the
following ways:
– Food can be defrosted, reheated or
cooked by entering a power setting
and a time.
– 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.
In what ways can a microwave
oven be used?
Microwave-solo mode
Suitable for defrosting, reheating and
cooking.
Grill n
Ideal for grilling thin cuts of meat, e.g.
steak or sausages.
Fan grill N
This function is suitable for cooking
food which needs to be browned at the
same time, e.g. thicker cuts of meat
and pieces of poultry. The fan and the
browning element work at the same
time.
Fan heat D
Ideal for baking.
Combination mode
(Microwave + Grill)
Ideal for dishes with toppings. The
microwave cooks the food and the grill
browns it.
Combination mode
(Microwave + Fan grill)
This combination is particularly suited
to food which needs to be cooked and
browned all round.
Combination mode
(Microwave + Fan heat)
This combination is ideal for reheating
and cooking one pot dishes e.g.
casseroles.
Automatic programmes
You can choose from the following auto-
matic programmes:
– three automatic defrosting
programmes (N O M),
– two automatic cooking programmes
(° Q)
– two combination programmes
(Q X).
These programmes are weight
dependent. You enter the weight of the
food and then the cooking time is
calculated automatically.
Programmes
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Microwaves
– are reflected by metal,
– pass through glass, porcelain,
plastic and card,
– and are absorbed by food.
Material and shape
The material and shape of containers
used affect cooking results and times.
Heat distribution is more even in round
and oval shaped flat containers than in
rectangular containers, providing better
results.
Metal
Metal containers, aluminium foil and
metal cutlery, or china with metallic
decoration, such as gold rims or
cobalt blue must not be used in an
oven being used in microwave
mode.
The metal reflects the microwaves,
hindering the cooking process.
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 first.
However, as food is only heated from
the top it is better to remove the food
from the aluminium foil container and
transfer it to a dish suitable for a
microwave oven. The heat distribution
will be more even.
If sparks and arcing occur when using
an aluminium container, stop and
transfer the food to a microwave-safe
container.
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– 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 contains lead which
could cause the glass to crack.
Glass dishes with a milled rim are
also subject to this risk.
Both are unsuitable.
Porcelain
Porcelain is a suitable material.
Do not use porcelain with gold or
silver edging or items with hollow
knobs or handles, as insufficient
ventilation may cause pressure.
Earthenware
Decorated earthenware is only suitable
if the decoration is beneath an all-over
glaze.
Earthenware can get very hot, and
may crack.
Glazes and colours
Some glazes and colours contain
metals which make them unsuitable
for use in a microwave oven.
Plastics
Plastic containers must only be used
for microwave mode alone.
Plastics must be heat-resistant to a
minimum of 110 °C.
Otherwise the plastic may melt and
fuse with the food.
Special plastic utensils designed for
use in microwave ovens are available
from good retail outlets.
Melamine is not suitable as it absorbs
energy and heats up. When purchasing
plasticware, make sure that it is suitable
for use in a microwave oven.
Disposable containers, such as trays
made from polystyrene, can only be
used for very short timed warming and
reheating of food.
Plastic boiling bags can be used for
cooking and reheating.
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.
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Roasting bags and tubes can also 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.
The bag should be pierced according
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not use metal clips, plastic clips
containing metal parts or paper ties
containing wire.
There is a danger that they will ignite
when heated.
Wood
Wooden dishes are not suitable.
Moisture contained in the wood
evaporates when exposed to
microwave energy, causing the
wood to dry and crack.
Disposable containers
Only those plastic disposable
containers which are specified by the
manufacturer as suitable for use in a
microwave oven may be used.
Do not leave the oven unattended
when reheating or cooking food in
disposable containers made of
plastic, paper or other inflammable
materials.
Disposable containers are not always
recyclable or bio-degradable.
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 watts.
^ Enter a time of 30 seconds with the
time selector.
^ Press START.
At the end of the test, the water in the
glass should be warm and the dish
cool. If the dish is hot the water cold 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 button Stop/C twice).
Any crockery which causes this
reaction is unsuitable for use in the
microwave oven.
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 in a
microwave oven.
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The cover
– prevents too much steam escaping,
especially when cooking foods which
need longer to cook, such as
potatoes.
– shortens and evens out the cooking
process.
– prevents food from drying out.
– prevents any loss of aroma.
– 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).
Normal clingfilm can distort.
Sealed glass containers, such as
jars of baby 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.
The cover supplied may only be
used in microwave-solo operation.
The cover can only withstand
temperatures of up to 110 °C.
Higher temperatures generated by
grilling or fan heat could cause the
plastic to distort and fuse with the
food.
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Important:
After unpacking, let the appliance
stand for approx. 2 hours at room
temperature after transporting it to
its final location before connecting it
to the mains.
This is important for the correct
electronic functioning of the appliance.
^ Remove all the packaging materials
from the appliance.
Do not remove the cover to the
microwave outlet inside the oven.
^ Check the appliance for any
damage.
Do not use the microwave if
– the door is warped.
– the door hinges are loose.
– holes or cracks are visible in the
casing, the door, the door seal or the
oven interior walls.
Operating the appliance with this
type of damage will result in
microwave leakage and present a
hazard to the user.
^ Clean the inside of the oven and all
the accessories with warm water and
a little washing up liquid applied with
a well wrung-out soft sponge or cloth.
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Setting the time of day
^ Connect the appliance to the mains
electricity supply.
12:00 flashes in the display for
approx. 4 seconds and the m
symbol lights up.
^ Use the time selector to set the time
of day.
The time set is automatically registered
by the appliance after 4 seconds. The
colon between hours and minutes
flashes.
Altering the time of day
^ Press the m button.
The time of day flashes in the display
and the m symbol lights up.
^ Use the time selector to alter the time
of day.
Switching off the time of day
display
^ Press the m button twice.
The display area goes dark.
Pressing the m button twice will bring
the time of day back in the display.
Night time
The time of day display can be set to
switch itself off from 23:00 hrs until
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 appears in the display.
The appliance can still be operated.
To switch the display back on:
^ Press and hold the Stop/C button,
and at the same time press the m
button.
OFF appears in the display.
Time of day display
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Opening the door
^ Press the a button 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 container should be placed
in the middle of the oven.
Turntable
Do not operate the microwave without
the turntable in place.
The turntable helps the food to cook,
reheat or defrost more evenly.
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.
If possible, do not switch the turntable
off. Only switch it off if there is a danger
of something blocking it, e.g. a large
dish which is wider than the turntable.
(Press the ä button to switch the
turntable off).
Stir the food during the cooking time or
turn the dish so that it heats up evenly.
To close 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.
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Starting a programme
Use the appropriate selector to choose
the microwave power level and the
time. It does not matter which is chosen
first.
^ Turn the power selector to the
required level. h lights up in the
dixplay and 0:00 flashes.
There is a choice of 7 power levels.
The higher the power level, the more
microwaves reach the food.
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.
^ Use the time selector to enter the
required time.
Any time between 5 seconds and
60 minutes can be selected. Exception:
if you select the highest microwave
setting of 900 W, the maximum time you
can select is 10 minutes.
The time 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.
For a smaller quantity, possibly
shorten the time but ensure food is
cooked thoroughly.
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– 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.
Interrupting or re-starting a
programme
. . . To interrupt a programme:
^ Press the Stop/C button, or open the
appliance door.
The time stops counting down.
. . . To continue the programme:
^ Close the door and press START.
The programme continues.
Altering the 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 time 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 time and
continue the programme (press the
START button).
To cancel a programme
^ Press the Stop/C touch control twice.
At the end of a programme
An audible tone will sound when the
programme is complete. The interior
lighting of the oven goes out.
^ If you want to stop the audible tone,
press any button.
Automatic warming function
The warming function will switch on
automatically for a maximum of
15 minutes, approx. 2 minutes after the
end of a cooking programme which
used at least 600 watts, providing that
the door remains closed and no buttons
are pressed.
H:H and h light up in the display. If the
turntable is engaged it will start turning.
If it was turned off during the cooking
process it will not come on.
Opening the door or pressing the
Stop/C button while the warming
function is in progress cancels the
function.
The warming 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 times are stored in the
memory:
^ 30 secs: Press START /c once
^ 1 min: Press START /c twice
^ 2 mins: Press START /c three times
Pressing the START /c button four
times in succession will bring back the
first stored time, and so on.
Programming times
To alter the set times:
^ Use the START /c button to select
the relevant set time (press once,
twice or three times) and hold the
START /c button pressed in.
^ While holding the START button
pressed in, alter the time with the
time selector.
The altered programme runs when
the START /c button is released.
An interruption to the power supply
will cancel any altered programmed
times and they will need to be
entered again.
Safety lock
The safety lock prevents the appliance
being used by children, for example.
To activate the safety lock
^ Press and hold the ä 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 safety lock will
need to re-activated.
To cancel the safety lock
^ Press the ä 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.
^ 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. The time left and the l
symbol light up in the display. The
Start symbol h flashes.
^ Use the time selector to alter the
minute minder time and then press
the START button.
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Programming the end of
cooking time
The duration and end of a programme
can be pre-programmed. This applies
to all functions any method of operation
your appliance offers.
^ Proceed as for starting a programme.
^ However, at the end press the m
button instead of the START button.
The time of day will flash in the
display. (The programme duration is
automatically added).
^ Use the rotary selector to enter the
time you wish the programme to
finish. The h symbol will flash and
the end time, the symbols for the
function selected and r to show
that an end of cooking time has been
set will light up in the display.
^ Press START.
r and the time of day will light up in
the display.
The appliance will switch on
automatically and then off at the
selected end of cooking time.
If the end of cooking time is
programmed for microwave
operation make sure that there is
food in the oven.
To check the end of cooking time
It is possible to check the end of
cooking time before a programme has
started.
^ Press the m button. The selected
method of operation and the
pre-selected end time will appear.
Large cooking dishes
If the dish is larger than the turntable it
might not turn around in the oven. If this
is the case the turntable must be
switched off.
^ Press the ä button.
If the door is opened before a
starting time has commenced
^ press the START button again after
closing the door. The appliance will
then start at the pre-selected time.
To change programmed times
^ Press the Stop/C button and
programme the times in again.
To delete programmed times
^ Press the Stop/C button.
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There are three grill settings. Use grill
setting 3, the highest setting, when
cooking flat pieces of meat just under
the grill so that the meat cooks in the
shortest time possible. You can change
from one grill setting to another at any
time during operation.
Do not operate the grill if it has been
lowered, e.g. for cleaning.
This would damage it.
If the total grilling time required is less
than 15 minutes, the grill should be
pre-heated for approx. 5 minutes before
placing food under the grill.
Flat pieces of fish and meat should
usually be turned half way through
grilling for even results. Larger pieces
should be turned several times.
Grilling times 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, the
glass tray should be placed underneath
the rack to catch any fat or juices.
^ Place the food in a suitable dish.
^ Slide the grilling rack or glass tray
containing the food into the oven at
the appropriate height, or place the
dish containing the food on the
turntable.
If placing the dish on the turntable,
leave the turntable switched on to give
a more even result.
Use the 2nd runner from the top for
thicker items such as pork chops and
the top runner for thinner items such as
bacon.
^ Turn the power selector to the point
(12 o’clock position).
^ Press n.
The grill symbol n and 0:00 light up
and GP3 flashes in the display.
^ Use the rotary selector to change the
grill setting if required.
^ A few seconds later 0:00 will flash.
The duration can now be set using
the rotary selector.
Use the n button to alternate between
the grill setting and duration.
^ Once a grill setting and duration have
been selected press START.
An audible tone will sound at the end of
the programme.
The rack and glass tray become hot
during use. Danger of burning!
They will be easier to clean if
washed in soapy water immediately
after grilling.
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To change a time
The time entered can be changed
during operation by interrupting the
programme (press the Stop/C button),
and changing the time. To continue
press the START button.
To change the grill setting
The grill setting can be changed during
operation without interrupting the
programme. Press n, and change the
grill setting using the rotary selector.
Combination mode -
Microwave + Grill
When used in combination with the
microwave function (except with auto-
matic programmes) the grill can be
switched on either at the beginning or
during cooking. This is useful when
food needs to be given a crispy top.
Selecting grilling at the beginning
^ Use the power selector to select a
microwave power level.
The microwave symbol h lights up in
the display and 0:00 flashes.
^ Press n.
The grill symbol n and microwave
symbol h and 0:00 light up and GP3
flashes in the display.
^ Use the rotary selector to change the
grill setting if required.
^ A few seconds later 0:00 will flash.
The duration can now be set using
the rotary selector.
Use the n button to alternate between
the grill setting and duration.
^ Once a grill setting and duration have
been selected press START.
An audible tone will sound at the end of
the programme.
The microwave power level, grill setting
and duration can be entered in any
order.
Switching on the grill after a cooking
process has started
Interrupt the programme (press Stop/C
once), then press n, select a grill
setting and start the programme again
(press START).
To switch off the grill
The grill can only be switched off
during cooking by cancelling the
cooking programme (press the Stop/C
button twice).
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The Fan grill function is ideal for grilling
or roasting larger pieces of meat and
poultry. The fan and the grill element
operate at the same time.
There are three grill settings. You can
change from one grill setting to another
at any time during operation.
When grilling directly on the rack, the
glass tray should be placed underneath
the rack to catch any fat or juices.
^ Place the food in a suitable dish.
^ Slide the grilling rack or glass tray
containing the food into the oven at
the appropriate height, or place the
dish containing the food on the
turntable.
If placing the dish on the turntable,
leave the turntable switched on to give
a more even result.
Use the 2nd runner from the top for
thicker items such as pork chops and
the top runner for thinner items such as
bacon.
^ Turn the power selector to the point
(12 o’clock position).
^ Press N.
The symbols D, n and 0:00 light up
and GP3 flashes in the display.
^ Use the rotary selector to change the
grill setting if required.
^ A few seconds later 0:00 will flash.
The duration can now be set using
the rotary selector.
Use the N button to alternate
between the grill setting and duration.
^ Once a grill setting and duration have
been selected press START.
An audible tone will sound at the end of
the programme.
The rack and glass tray become hot
during use. Danger of burning!
They will be easier to clean if
washed in soapy water immediately
after grilling.
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Combination mode
(Microwave + Fan grill)
This combination is very good for
roasting and grilling. When used in
combination with the microwave
function (except with automatic
programmes), Fan heat can be
switched on either at the beginning or
during cooking.
Selecting Fan grill at the beginning
^ Use the power selector to select a
microwave power level.
The h symbol lights up in the
display and 0:00 flashes.
^ Press N.
The symbols D, n, h and 0:00 light
up and GP3 flashes in the display.
^ Use the rotary selector to change the
grill setting if required.
^ A few seconds later 0:00 will flash.
The duration can now be set using
the rotary selector.
Use the N button to alternate
between the grill setting and duration.
^ Once a grill setting and duration have
been selected press START.
An audible tone will sound at the end of
the programme.
The microwave power level, grill setting
and duration can be entered in any
order.
Selecting Fan grill after a programme
has started
Interrupt the programme (press Stop/C
once), then press N, select a grill
setting and start the programme again
(press START).
Switching off Fan grill
Fan grill can only be switched off
during cooking by cancelling the
programme (press the Stop/C button
twice).
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The Fan heat system is ideal for baking.
The temperature can be set in a range
between 50 and 250 °C.
The recommended temperature of
160 °C can be altered at any time even
when the oven is operating.
If the recipe requires a pre-heated
oven, pre-heat the oven for approx.
10-15 minutes.
Make use of residual heat by leaving
the baking in the oven for five minutes
after the end of the cooking time.
^ Place food on the glass tray and then
put the tray into the oven at the
required runner level, or place food in
a suitable dish on the turntable.
If placing the dish on the turntable,
leave the turntable switched on, to give
a more even result.
The side runners can be taken out to
give more room if a large dish is being
used.
^ Turn the power selector to the point
(12 o’clock position).
^ Press D.
The D symbol and 0:00 light up and
the recommended temperature of
160 °C flashes in the display.
^ Use the rotary selector to change the
temperature if required.
^ A few seconds later 0:00 will flash.
The duration can now be set using
the rotary selector.
Use the D button to alternate between
temperature and duration.
^ Once a temperature and duration
have been selected press START.
The D symbol will flash in the display
until the temperature selected has
been reached.
An audible tone will sound at the end of
the programme.
The glass tray becomes hot during
use. Danger of burning!
It will be easier to clean if it is
washed in soapy water
immmediately after use.
To achieve the best results only bake
on one level at a time.
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Combination mode
(Microwave + Fan heat)
This combination is ideal for reheating
and cooking one pot dishes e.g.
casseroles. When used in combination
with the microwave function (except
with automatic programmes), Fan heat
can be switched on either at the
beginning or during cooking.
If using a metal baking tin in
combination mode, do not place it
on the rack as this could create
sparks between the rack and the tin.
Place the tin on the glass tray.
Make sure that the tin is at least
2 cm from the oven walls.
It must not touch the walls.
Selecting Fan heat at the beginning
of a programme
^ Use the power selector to select a
microwave power level.
The h symbol lights up in the
display and 0:00 flashes.
^ Then press D.
The D and h symbols and 0:00 light
up and the recommended
temperature of 160 °C flashes in the
display.
^ Use the rotary selector to change the
temperature if required.
^ A few seconds later 0:00 will flash.
The duration can now be set using
the rotary selector.
Use the D button to alternate between
temperature and duration.
^ Once a temperature and duration
have been selected press START.
The D symbol will flash in the display
until the temperature selected has
been reached.
An audible tone will sound at the end of
the programme.
The microwave power level,
temperature and duration can be
entered in any order.
The tin and glass tray will be easier to
clean if they are washed in soapy water
immediately after use.
Selecting Fan heat after a programme
has started
Interrupt the process (press Stop/C
once), then press D, select a
temperature and start the programme
again (press START).
Switching off Fan heat
Fan heat can only be switched off
during cooking by cancelling the
programme (press the Stop/C button
twice).
Fan heat
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Useful tips
Eating food which has been cooked
correctly is important for good
health.
Only bake cakes, pizza, chips etc
until they are golden brown. Do not
allow them to become dark brown.
Place cakes in rectangular tins with
the longer side across the width of the
oven for optimum heat distribution and
even results.
To achieve even results without
over-browning the food . . .
. . . when baking cakes, pastries, deep
frozen foods such as chips, croquettes,
frozen pizza, baguettes etc.
– always select the lowest temperature
given in the recipe/cooking
instructions on the packaging.
Do not set a temperature higher than
that recommended. Increasing the
temperature may reduce the cooking
time, but will lead to uneven
browning, and unsatisfactory
cooking results.
– Check if the food is cooked at the
end of the shortest time quoted.
To check if a cake is ready, insert a
wooden skewer into the centre.
It is ready if the skewer comes out
clean, without dough or crumbs
sticking to it.
– Place chips, croquettes and similar
types of food on baking parchment.
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The seven automatic programmes are
weight dependent.
After selecting a programme, enter the
weight of the food. The microwave
automatically calculates the time
according to the weight given.
Automatic defrosting
There are three programmes for
defrosting different types of food.
N Fruit / vegetables R 1
(100 g - 1 kg)
O Fish / poultry _;
(100 g - 2 kg)
M Meat Y Z (100 g - 2 kg)
Automatic cooking
There are two programmes suitable for
cooking food weighing from 100 g up to
1 kg.
° Fresh vegetables 1,
e.g.: carrots, white cabbage, Brussels
sprouts
Q Fresh vegetables E,
e.g.: potatoes, courgettes, leeks,
spinach, broccoli
Combination programmes
With these programmes the grill works
in combination with a microwave power
level of 150 or 300 watts.
Q Poultry ; (100 - 1500 g)
Grill setting 3
X Pork G (500 - 1500 g)
Grill setting 3
^ Turn the selector to the automatic
programme you require.
The Start symbol and 100 g flash in
the display (500 g with setting X).
^ Use the rotary selector to enter the
weight.
^ Press the START button.
The appropriate time for the weight will
begin to count down.
An audible tone will sound half-way
through the cooking time.
^ Interrupt the programme to turn or stir
the food and then continue the
programme.
If necessary the programmed times can
be altered during the course of a
programme (interrupt the programme,
alter the time and then continue the
programme).
An audible tone will sound at the end of
the programme.
The oven interior lighting goes out.
Automatic programmes
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Select the following microwave power
settings to reheat food:
Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 900 watts
Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 watts
Food for babies and toddlers. 450 watts
We do not recommend heating or
reheating foods or drinks for babies
or young children in the microwave
oven. Any decision to do this is the
responsibility of the user, and should
only be done with the utmost care.
Pasteurised or sterilised cooked
food should be gently heated using
450 watts, and tasted to make sure it
is not too hot for a baby’s palate
before serving. When reheating
other food or drink, heat to a high
temperature and allow to cool to a
suitable heat for eating. For formula
milk follow the manufacturer’s
instructions.
Tips on reheating
Always use a lid or cover for reheating
food, except when a drier finish is
needed, e.g. breaded poultry/meat.
Always remove the lids from jars,
especially jars of baby food.
Remove the rubber teat and screw
cap before warming baby bottles.
When reheating liquids, place the
boiling rod supplied with the
appliance into the cup or glass.
Never reheat hard boiled eggs in a
microwave oven, even without the
shell. The eggs can burst.
Food taken straight from the refrigerator
will take longer to reheat than food
stored at room temperature. The time
required depends on the nature of the
food, its initial temperature and the
amount to be cooked.
Always ensure that food is
sufficiently cooked or reheated.
If in any doubt that a sufficiently high
temperature has been reached,
continue reheating for a little longer.
Stir or turn food from time to time during
cooking. Stir the food from the outside
towards the middle, as food heats more
quickly from the outside.
After reheating
Be careful when removing a dish
from the oven. It may be hot.
Although heat is not normally produced
in the container itself by the
microwaves (apart from stoneware),
heat transfer from the food to the
container may be considerable, making
the container itself hot.
Allow food to stand for a few minutes at
room temperature at the end of a
reheating process to enable the heat to
spread evenly throughout the food.
After 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.
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Place the food in a microwave-proof
dish and cover it.
When cooking it is a good idea to
select a power level of 600 watts to
start with and then when the food is hot
reduce the power level to 450 watts for
more gentle continued cooking.
For dishes such as rice or semolina
pudding first select a power level of
600 watts and then reduce it to
150 watts for simmering.
Tips on cooking
Vegetable cooking times depend on the
texture of the vegetable.
Fresh vegetables contain more water
than vegetables which have been
stored and usually cook more quickly.
Add a little water to vegetables which
have been kept stored.
Food taken straight from the refrigerator
requires longer to reheat than food
stored at room temperature.
Stir or turn food from time to time during
cooking to help it will cook more evenly.
Ensure that foods such as meat and
fish are thoroughly cooked for an
appropriate length of time.
Food with a thick skin or peel, such as
tomatoes, sausages, jacket potatoes
and aubergines, should be pierced or
the skin cut in several places before
cooking to allow steam to escape and
prevent the food from bursting.
Eggs can only be cooked in their
shells in the microwave oven in a
specially designed egg-boiling
device available from specialist
shops.
Eggs can burst, even after they have
been taken out of the oven.
Eggs can be cooked without their shells
in the microwave oven only if the yolk
membrane has been punctured several
times first.
The pressure could otherwise cause
the egg yolk to explode.
After cooking
Be careful when removing a dish
from the oven. It may be hot.
Although heat is not normally produced
in the container itself by the
microwaves (apart from stoneware),
heat transfer from the food to the
container may be considerable, making
the container itself hot.
Allow food to stand for a few minutes at
room temperature at the end of cooking
to enable the heat to spread evenly
throughout the food.
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Defrosting
Select the following microwave power
settings to reheat food:
– 150 W:
for defrosting delicate foods e.g.
milk, bread, cake, fruit etc.
– 80 W:
for defrosting very delicate foods,
e.g. cream, butter, cheese and
gateaux made with cream or butter
cream.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a microwave-proof
container. Do not cover. Turn, stir or
separate the food about half-way
through the defrosting time.
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 off and be collected.
Turn halfway through defrosting.
After defrosting
Allow the food to stand at room
temperature for a few minutes after
defrosting to enable the heat to spread
evenly throughout the food.
Defrosting followed by
reheating or cooking
Deep-frozen food can be defrosted and
immediately reheated or cooked.
After defrosting select 600 watts
followed by 450 watts.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a covered microwave-safe
dish for defrosting and reheating or
cooking. Exception: Minced meat
should be left uncovered while cooking.
Soups, stew and vegetables should be
stirred several times during the
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
cardboard trays which, according to
manufacturer’s instructions are suitable
for use in a conventional oven, are
microwave-safe.
After defrosting followed by
reheating or cooking
Allow the food to stand at room
temperature for a few minutes to enable
the heat to spread evenly throughout
the food.
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Melting margarine, butter
Melt 100 g at 450 watts uncovered for
approx. 1-11
/2 minutes.
Melting chocolate
Break 100 g into pieces, melt at
450 watts uncovered for approx.
2 minutes.
Dissolving gelatine
Add water according to manufacturer’s
instructions given on the packet and
melt at 450 watts for approx.
1
/2-1 minute, stirring occasionally.
Preparing flan topping / jelly glaze
Gently heat 1 sachet + 1
/4 litre liquid at
450 watts uncovered for approx.
4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Proving dough
(500 g flour) cover and leave to rise for
approx. 8-10 minutes at 80 watts.
Skinning tomatoes
Cut 3 tomatoes crosswise, drop into
water and heat at 450 watts for approx.
2 minutes. The skin can now be peeled
away easily. Take care, the tomatoes
may be very hot.
Other uses
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Disconnect the microwave oven
from the power supply before
cleaning (e.g. remove the plug from
the electrical socket).
^ A microfibre E-Cloth is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts Department
which is suitable for cleaning
surfaces such as stainless steel,
glass, plastic and chrome without the
use of chemicals. It can be washed
300 times.
Oven housing, cavity and door
interior
The housing, cavity and door interior
can be cleaned using a damp cloth
with a little washing up liquid or a mild
detergent and water. Wipe dry with a
soft cloth.
For more heavy soiling, heat a
heat-proof glass of water for 2 to
3 minutes until the water begins to boil.
The steam will collect on the walls and
soften the soiling.
The oven interior can now be wiped
clean using a little washing up liquid if
necessary.
Do not remove the cover to the
microwave outlet inside the oven.
Neither water nor any small particles
should be allowed to penetrate the
vents in the housing.
Wring out cloths before using them
to wipe out the oven to avoid
moisture getting into the openings.
Do not use abrasive cleaners on the
oven, as these scratch the surface.
Stainless steel surfaces can be cleaned
with a proprietary non-abrasive cleaner
for stainless steel, following the
instructions given by the manufacturer
on the packaging.
To neutralise odours in the microwave
put a cup of water with some lemon
juice in the oven and simmer for a few
minutes.
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The door and door seal should be kept
clean at all times and checked at
regular intervals for any signs of
damage.
If any damage is noticed, the
appliance should not be used until
the fault has been rectified by a
Miele authorised and trained service
technician.
To clean the inside of the oven:
^ Remove the side runners. Pull the
bottom of the runners away from the
side walls and then pull up and out of
the bracket at the top.
^ Refit in the reverse order.
Wait until the grill element has
cooled down before lowering it to
avoid the danger of being burnt.
^ Lower the grill element gently.
^ Remove the turntable, and wash in
the dishwasher or with a spray
cleaner and rinse in water.
^ Always keep the roller ring
underneath it clean as well as the
oven floor to enable the turntable to
turn smoothly.
^ Clean the area between the turntable
and the carrier.
The carrier is located in the middle of
the oven floor and can be removed
for cleaning.
Do not turn the carrier manually, as
this could damage the drive motor.
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Appliance front and control
panel
^ All external surfaces and controls can
be cleaned using warm water with a
little washing up liquid applied with a
soft sponge or cloth.
^ Wipe the surfaces dry using a soft cloth.
To prevent the risk of scratches and
damage to the surface of the control
panel or glass or stainless steel front of
your appliance, please pay particular
attention to the following cleaning
instructions.
Controls
The controls are susceptible to
scratches and abrasions and may
suffer discolouration or damage if
soiling is left on them for too long.
Remove any soiling straight away.
Avoid:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
acids or chlorides,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream cleaners,
– abrasive sponges, e.g. pot scourers
or sponges which have been
previously used with abrasive
cleaning agents,
– stainless steel cleaners,
– oven sprays.
Glass fronts
The appliance front is susceptible to
scratches and abrasions.
Avoid:
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream cleaners,
– abrasive sponges, e.g. pot scourers
or sponges which have been
previously used with abrasive
cleaning agents,
– oven sprays.
Stainless steel fronts
The appliance front is susceptible to
scratches and abrasions.
Stainless steel surfaces can be cleaned
with a proprietary non-abrasive
cleaning agent designed specifically
for use on stainless steel. N.B. Do not
use it on the controls.
Avoid:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
acids or chlorides,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream cleaners,
– abrasive sponges, e.g. pot scourers
or sponges which have been
previously used with abrasive
cleaning agents.
To help prevent re-soiling, proprietary
conditioning agents for stainless steel
can also be used. Apply sparingly
following the direction of the grain.
Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
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Accessories supplied
Boiling rod
The boiling rod can be washed in a
dishwasher.
Cover
Wash and dry the cover after each use.
The cover can be washed in a
dishwasher. However, discolouration
caused by natural dyes, e.g. from
carrots, tomatoes or ketchup, may
occur. This discolouration is irreversi-
ble but does not affect the stability of
the cover.
Rack, side runners
The rack and side runners are
dishwasher-proof, or can be washed by
hand in hot water with a little washing
up liquid. They should be washed after
each use. Remove stubborn soils with a
stainless steel cleaner.
Glass tray
The glass tray can be washed by hand
using a solution of hot water and
washing up liquid or in a dishwasher.
Do not use abrasive cleaning agents.
Cleaning and care
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Repairs to this appliance should
only be carried out by a Miele
approved service technician in
accordance with local and national
safety regulations. Repairs and other
work by unqualified persons could
be dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
Some minor problems can be corrected
without contacting the Service
Department.
What to do if . . .
. . . a programme will not start
Check whether,
^ the appliance door is closed
properly.
^ the appliance is plugged into the
mains supply and switched on at the
socket.
^ the mains fuse has blown (call a
qualified electrician or the Service
Department if it has. See After Sales
Service).
. . . a noise can be heard after a
cooking programme
This is not a fault.
The cooling fan will continue to run for a
while after the oven has been switched
off to dispel any moisture from the oven
and prevent it settling on the control
panel or surrounding furniture.
It will switch off automatically.
. . . the display does not light up
Check whether,
^ the time of day display has been
switched off (press the m button
twice).
^ the time of day display has been
programmed to switch off at night.
. . . the turntable does not turn
smoothly
^ Check whether the area underneath
the roller ring is clean.
^ Check whether the surfaces between
the turntable and the carrier are
clean.
Remove any soiling.
. . . food is not adequately defrosted,
heated or cooked at the end of the
selected time
^ Check whether the correct power
level was selected for the time set.
The lower the power level, the longer
the time required.
^ Check whether the programme has
been interrupted and not restarted.
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. . . strange noises are heard when
the microwave oven is being used
Check whether,
^ the food is covered with aluminium
foil.
If so, remove it.
^ Sparks are being created by the use
of crockery with a metallic finish. See
notes on suitable types of containers.
. . . the time of day in the display is
not accurate
If there has been a power cut the time
automatically switches back to 12.00.
The time of day needs to be re-set.
^ Set the correct time of day.
. . . 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
conduction 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, so it is
hot on the outside but cold in the
centre. During standing time heat is
transferred to the centre of the food.
This may leave the food warm in the
middle but cool on the outside. When
reheating food with different densities,
such as plated meals, it is therefore
sensible to start with a low power level
and lengthen the time required.
. . . the microwave switches itself off
during a cooking, reheating or
defrosting programme
There may be insufficient air circulation.
Check whether,
^ the air inlet is blocked.
^ an object is blocking the ventilation
outlets.
^ anything is blocking the gap between
the base of the appliance and the
worktop surface.
Remove any objects if necessary. The
appliance switches off automatically in
cases of overheating. Cooking can be
continued after a cooling-down period.
If the microwave oven switches itself off
repeatedly, please call the Miele
Service Department.
If it is not possible to remedy a fault
by following the instructions given
above, on no account open the
appliance casing.
This microwave oven should only be
repaired by a suitably qualified
technician trained by Miele.
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In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, or if the
appliance is under guarantee, please
contact:
– your Miele dealer or
– The Miele Service Department
(see back cover for contact details).
When contacting the Service
Department, please quote the model
and serial number of your appliance.
This information is given on the data
plate which is located externally on the
rear wall of the appliance, as well as on
a label which is visible when the door is
open.
Telephone calls may be monitored
and recorded to improve our ser-
vice.
After Sales Service
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Before connecting the appliance,
ensure that it has not been damaged
in any way. Do not use a damaged
appliance.
Electrical connection U.K.
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with
national and local safety regulations.
The appliance is supplied with a cable
and moulded plug ready for connection
to a 230-240 V/50 Hz a.c. single phase
supply.
The voltage, rated load and fusing are
given on the data plate which is located
externally on the rear wall of the
appliance. Please ensure that these
match the household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a fused
connection unit or a fused plug and a
suitable switched socket, or via a
suitable isolator, which complies with
national and local safety regulations,
and the on/off switch should be easily
accessible after the appliance has
been installed.
If the socket is not accessible after
installation (depending on country) an
additional means of disconnection must
be provided for all poles.
When switched off there must be an
all-pole gap of 3 mm in the isolator
switch (including switch, fuses and
relays acc. to EN 60335).
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a residual current device with a trip
current of 30 mA (in accordance with
DIN VDE 0664, VDE 0100 Section 739).
If the appliance is connected via an
isolator switch the plug must be cut off
and rendered useless.
Important
The wires in the mains lead of this
appliance are coloured 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
correspond with the markings
identifying the terminals in your plug,
proceed as follows:
The wire coloured green and yellow
must be connected to the terminal 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 coloured blue must be
connected to the terminal marked with
the letter "N" or coloured black. The
wire coloured brown must be
connected to the terminal marked with
the letter "L" or coloured red.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
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Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
(UK only)
If this machine or appliance is fitted
with a non-rewireable plug, the
following 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 fuse carrier and fuse should
be removed from the plug disposed of.
The old plug should then be disposed
of and on no account be inserted into
any socket elsewhere in the house
(electric shock hazard).
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words on the base of the
plug, (as applicable to the design of
plug fitted).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating.
Replacement fuses and fuse covers
may be purchased from your local
electrical supplier or Miele service
agent.
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Electrical connection AUS / NZ
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with
national and local safety regulations.
The appliance is supplied with a cable
and moulded plug ready for connection
to a 230-240 V/50 Hz a.c. single phase
supply.
The voltage, rated load and fusing are
given on the data plate which is located
externally on the rear wall of the
appliance. Please ensure that these
match the household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
suitable isolator, which should be easily
accessible after the appliance has
been installed.
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a residual current device with a trip
current of 30 mA.
AUS / NZ
The plug rating is 15 A.
Test marks Electrical safety
C-Tick Mark
Electrically suppressed
according to AS/NZS 1044
Important
The wires in the mains lead of this
appliance are coloured 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
correspond with the markings
identifying the terminals in your plug,
proceed as follows:
The wire coloured green and yellow
must be connected to the terminal 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 coloured blue must be
connected to the terminal marked with
the letter "N" or coloured black. The
wire coloured brown must be
connected to the terminal marked with
the letter "A" or coloured red.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
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If the connection cable is damaged
it must be replaced by a special
cable which must be fitted by a
suitably qualified and competent
Miele approved service technician.
Please consult the Miele Service
Department.
Do not position the appliance too
close to adjacent furniture.
A ventilation gap of at least 5 cm is
required around the appliance. The
ventilation gap above the appliance
should be at least 14 cm.
When installing the appliance ensure
there is sufficient ventilation
underneath and to the rear of the
appliance.
Do not place any objects on the
ventilation outlets or block the gap
between the base of the appliance
and the worktop surface
The microwave oven can be:
– placed on a worktop.
– built into a tall unit using a suitable
building-in frame. Follow the fitting
instructions supplied with the
building-in frame.
Building-in frames are available from
your Miele Dealer or the Miele Spare
Parts Department.
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