Miele M6260TC manual

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  • Brand: Miele
  • Product: Oven
  • Model/name: M6260TC
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, German, Finnish, English, French

Table of Contents

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Operating instructions
Microwave oven
To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the
appliance it is essential to read these instructions
before it is installed or used for the first time.
M.-Nr. 10 229 460
en - GB
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Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Oven interior and accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Caring for the environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How the microwave oven works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Modes of operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
What can a microwave oven do?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Microwave oven functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Microwave Solo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Suitable containers for microwave ovens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Material and shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Testing dishes for their suitability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
The cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Setting the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Altering the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Time of day display not visible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Opening the door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Placing the dish in the oven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Turntable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Closing the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Starting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
"door" message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Interrupting or re-starting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Altering settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cancelling a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
At the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Keeping warm function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Quick start (programmable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
System lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Contents
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Minute minder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Altering a minute minder entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Minute minder + cooking function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Operation - Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Automatic defrosting ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Automatic cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Popcorn Æ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Recipes for Automatic programmes 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Saving your favourite programme (Memory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Changing settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Reheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Defrosting / Defrosting and reheating or cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Some suggested uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Oven interior and inside of the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Appliance front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Contact details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Contents
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Oven interior and accessories
aControl panel
bTurntable
cOven door
dCover
Guide to the appliance
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Control panel
fOn/Off K
gAutomatic Popcorn programme
hFunction selector for microwave power and automatic programmes (can be
turned clockwise and anti-clockwise and can be retracted in the ß position by
pushing in).
iElectronic timer and clock display
jMemory (to save a 1-3 stage programme sequence) M
kAppliance settings X
lTime of day +
mRotary selector, e.g. to enter time and weight (can be turned clockwise and
anti-clockwise and can be retracted by pushing in).
nMinute minder N
oStop UU UU
pStart / Add a minute /
Quick button c (programmable)
qBack # for cancelling last entry
rOK
Guide to the appliance
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Accessories supplied
Cover
The cover supplied must only be used
with the Microwave Solo mode.
It prevents the food from drying out and
the oven from becoming dirty, and it
accelerates the heating process.
These products and other useful
accessories can be ordered via the
internet at www.miele-shop.com, from
Miele (see back cover for contact
details) or from your Miele dealer.
Guide to the appliance
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Disposal of the packing
material
The packaging is designed to protect
the appliance from damage during
transportation. The packaging
materials used are selected from
materials which are environmentally
friendly for disposal and should be
recycled.
Recycling the packaging reduces the
use of raw materials in the
manufacturing process and also
reduces the amount of waste in landfill
sites.
Disposing of your old
appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain valuable materials. They
also contain materials which, if handled
or disposed of incorrectly, could be
potentially hazardous to human health
and to the environment. They are,
however, essential for the correct
functioning of your appliance. Please
do not therefore dispose of it with your
household waste.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection/recycling
centre, or contact your dealer for
advice.
Ensure that it presents no danger to
children while being stored for
disposal.
Caring for the environment
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This appliance complies with statutory safety requirements.
Inappropriate use can, however, lead to personal injury and
damage to property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the appliance,
please read these instructions carefully before installation and
before using it for the first time. They contain important notes on
installation, safety, use and maintenance.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-
compliance with these instructions.
Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users
are familiar with the contents. Pass them on to any future owner.
Correct application
~The appliance is intended to be used in household and similar
applications such as:
– staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working
environments;
– farm houses;
– by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type
environments;
– bed and breakfast type environments.
This appliance is not intended for outdoor use.
~This appliance must not be used at altitudes exceeding 2000 m.
~It is intended for domestic use only to cook, defrost and to reheat
food. Any other use is not permitted.
Warning and Safety instructions
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~Do not use the microwave oven to store or dry items which could
ignite easily. If such items were dried in the microwave oven, the
moisture in the item would evaporate causing it to dry out and even
self-ignite.
~The appliance can only be used by people with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, if they are supervised whilst using it, or have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and recognise and understand the
consequences of incorrect operation.
Safety with children
~Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the
appliance unless they are constantly supervised.
~Children 8 years and older may only use the appliance
unsupervised if they have been shown how to use it safely and rec-
ognise and understand the consequences of incorrect operation.
~Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain the appliance
unsupervised.
~Please supervise children in the vicinity of the appliance and do
not let them play with it.
~Danger of suffocation. Packaging, e.g. plastic wrappings, must
be kept out of the reach of babies and children. Whilst playing,
children could become entangled in packaging or pull it over their
head and suffocate.
~Danger of injury. The oven door can support a maximum weight
of 8 kg. Children could injure themselves on the open door. Do not
let children sit on the door, lean against it or swing on it.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Technical safety
~A damaged appliance can be dangerous. Check it for visible
signs of damage. Do not use a damaged appliance.
~If the electrical connection cable is faulty it must only be replaced
by a Miele authorised service technician to protect the user from
danger.
~Operating a damaged appliance can result in microwave leakage
and present a hazard to the user. Do not use the appliance if
– the door is warped.
– the door hinges are loose.
– holes or cracks are visible in the casing, the door or the oven
interior walls.
~Tampering with electrical connections or components and
mechanical parts is highly dangerous to the user and can cause
operational faults. Do not open the casing of the appliance.
Warning and Safety instructions
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~To avoid the risk of damage to the appliance, make sure that the
connection data (voltage and frequency) on the data plate
corresponds to the household mains supply. Check that this is the
case before connecting the appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~Do not connect the appliance to the mains electrical supply by a
multi-socket adapter or an extension lead. These are a fire hazard
and do not guarantee the required safety of the appliance.
~The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when correctly earthed. It is essential that this standard safety
requirement is met. If in any doubt, please have the electrical
installation tested by a qualified electrician.
~For safety reasons, this appliance may only be used when it has
been built in.
~Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised
work. Repairs may only be carried out by a Miele authorised service
technician.
Warning and Safety instructions
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~While the appliance is under guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a Miele authorised service technician. Otherwise the
guarantee is invalidated.
~The appliance must be disconnected from the mains electrical
supply during repair work, cleaning or maintenance.
~Miele can only guarantee the safety of the appliance when
genuine original Miele replacement parts are used. Faulty
components must only be replaced by genuine Miele original spare
parts.
~If the appliance is installed behind a kitchen furniture door, it may
only be used with the furniture door open. Do not close the furniture
door while the appliance is in use. Heat and moisture can build up
behind the furniture door which can cause damage to the appliance
and the furniture unit. Only close the door when the appliance is not
in use and has cooled down completely.
~The appliance must not be used in a non-stationary location (e.g.
on a ship).
~Reliable and safe operation of this appliance can only be assured
if it has been connected to the mains electricity supply.
Warning and Safety instructions
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Correct 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 the cooking container.
Some foods may contain micro-organisms which are only destroyed
by thorough cooking. Therefore when cooking or reheating food,
e.g. poultry, it is particularly important that food is fully cooked
through (at temperatures over 70 °C for more than 10 minutes). If in
doubt, select a longer cooking or reheating time.
~It is important that the heat is allowed to spread evenly
throughout the food being cooked. This can be achieved by stirring
and/or turning the food, and observing a sufficiently long standing
time, which should be added to the time needed for cooking,
reheating or defrosting.
~Exercise caution when cooking or reheating food with a high
sugar content, e.g. Christmas pudding. If heated for too long, sugar
may caramelise and ignite.
Warning and Safety instructions
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~Always remember that times for cooking, reheating and
defrosting in a microwave oven are usually considerably shorter
than with traditional methods of food preparation.
Excessively long cooking times can lead to food drying out and
burning, or could even cause it to catch fire.
Do not dry breadcrumbs, flowers, herbs, etc., in the microwave oven
as these could catch fire.
~Do not use the microwave function to heat up cushions or pads
filled with cherry kernels, wheat grains, lavender or gel, such as
those used in aromatherapy. These pads can ignite when heated
even after they have been removed from the microwave oven.
~The microwave oven is not suitable for cleaning or disinfecting
items.
Items can get extremely hot and there is a danger of burning when
the item is removed from the appliance. Fire hazard.
~The appliance can be damaged if it is used without food being
placed in it or if it is incorrectly loaded. Therefore do not use the
appliance to warm empty dishes or to dry herbs.
Warning and Safety instructions
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~Always ensure that food has been placed in the microwave oven
and that the turntable is in position before switching on.
~Do not cook or reheat food or liquids in sealed containers, jars or
bottles. With baby bottles, the screw top and teat must be loosened.
Otherwise pressure builds up which can cause the bottle or
container to explode, posing a severe risk of injury.
~When heating food and drinks, remember that the heat is created
in the food itself, and that the container will normally be cooler. The
dish is only warmed by the heat of the food. Before serving,
remember to allow a sufficient standing time and then always check
the temperature of the food after taking it out of the microwave oven.
The temperature of the container is not an indication of the
temperature of the food or liquid in it. This is particularly important
when preparing food for babies, children, and the elderly or
infirm. Shake or stir baby milk and food thoroughly after heating,
and try it for temperature to ensure that it will not scald the baby.
Warning and Safety instructions
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~When boiling and in particular when heating up liquid using
microwave power, the boiling point of the liquid may be reached
with 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. Danger of injury and damage to the appliance.
Stir liquid before cooking/heating it up. After heating it up wait for at
least 20 seconds before removing the container from the oven.
Placing a suitable glass rod or utensil in the container whilst heating
liquid up can also help prevent it from boiling over.
Warning and Safety instructions
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~To avoid fuelling any flames, do not open the door if smoke
occurs inside the microwave oven. Interrupt the process by
switching the appliance off and disconnect it from the mains
electrical supply. Do not open the door until the smoke has
dispersed.
~Oil and fat can overheat and catch fire. Do not leave the
appliance unattended when cooking with oil and fat. Do not use the
appliance to fry food. If oil or fat does catch fire, do not attempt to
put out the flames with water. Disconnect the appliance from the
mains electrical supply and leave the door closed to smother the
flames.
~Due to the high temperatures radiated, objects left near the
microwave oven when it is in use could catch fire. Do not use the
appliance to heat up the room.
~If using alcohol in your recipes, please be aware that high
temperatures can cause the alcohol to vaporise and even to ignite
on hot surfaces. Do not heat undiluted alcohol in the appliance. Fire
hazard.
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~Do not use the appliance to heat up tins. Pressure can build up
and they may explode.
~Cover any food which is left in the microwave oven to be kept hot,
as moisture in the food could lead to corrosion damage in the
appliance and could also damage the control panel, worktop and
surrounding kitchen furniture.
Covering the food also prevents it from drying out.
~Try to avoid the interior walls being splashed with food or liquids
containing salt. If it does happen, wipe these away thoroughly to
avoid corrosion on the stainless steel surface.
~The oven interior can get hot during use. Danger of burning.
Clean the appliance interior and accessories as soon as they have
cooled down. Waiting too long can make cleaning unnecessarily
difficult and in extreme cases impossible. In certain circumstances,
very heavy soiling can even be dangerous. Fire hazard.
Please follow the instructions on cleaning in "Cleaning and care".
Warning and Safety instructions
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~Fire hazard. Using microwave power with plastic dishes which
are not microwave safe can cause them to melt and damage the
appliance. Do not use any containers or cutlery made from or
containing metal, aluminium foil, lead crystal glassware,
temperature-sensitive plastics, wooden utensils or cutlery, metal
clips or plastic or paper covered wire ties. Do not use bowls with
milled rims, or plastic pots with the foil lid only partially removed (see
"Suitable containers for microwave ovens"). Such items could be
damaged or cause a fire hazard.
~Do not leave the microwave oven unattended when reheating or
cooking food in disposable containers made of plastic, paper or
other inflammable materials. Before using single-use containers
make sure they are suitable for use in microwave ovens. See
"Suitable containers for microwave ovens".
~Do not reheat food in the microwave oven in heat-retaining bags
intended for 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.
~Eggs can be cooked without their shells using microwave power
only if the yolk membrane has been punctured several times first.
The pressure could otherwise cause the egg yolk to explode.
~Eggs can only be cooked in their shells using microwave heat in
a specially designed egg-boiling device available from specialist
shops. Hard-boiled eggs should not be reheated in the microwave
oven as this may lead to the eggs bursting even after they have
been taken out of the appliance.
Warning and Safety instructions
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~Food with a thick skin or peel, such as tomatoes, sausages,
jacket potatoes and aubergines, should be pierced or cut in several
places to allow steam to escape and prevent the food from bursting.
~Dishes with hollow knobs or handles are not suitable for use with
microwave power. Moisture which has gathered in the hollow
recesses can cause pressure to build up and the item can explode.
If the hollow recess is sufficiently ventilated, the item could be used.
However, we recommend that you do not use such dishes in the
microwave oven.
~To check food temperature, first interrupt the cooking process.
Only use a thermometer specifically approved for food use to
measure the temperature of the food. Do not use a thermometer
containing mercury or liquid as these are not suitable for use with
very high temperatures and break very easily.
~Do not use a steam cleaning appliance to clean the microwave
oven. Steam could reach electrical components and cause a short
circuit.
Stainless steel surfaces
~Adhesives will damage the stainless steel surface and cause it to
lose its protection against soiling. Do not use sticky notes,
transparent adhesive tape, masking tape or other types of adhesive
on the stainless steel surface.
~The surface is susceptible to scratching. Even magnets can
cause scratching.
Accessories
~Use only genuine original Miele accessories. Using spare parts or
accessories from other manufacturers will invalidate the guarantee,
and Miele cannot accept liability.
Warning and Safety instructions
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In a microwave oven there is a high-
frequency tube called a magnetron.
This converts electrical energy into
microwaves. These microwaves are
distributed evenly throughout the oven
interior, and rebound off the metal sides
of the oven interior to reach the food
from all sides. Microwave distribution is
improved with the turntable engaged.
In order for microwaves to reach the
food, they must be able to penetrate
the cooking utensil being used.
Microwaves can penetrate porcelain,
glass, cardboard and plastics, but not
metal. Do not, therefore, use utensils
made of metal, or which contain metal,
for example in the form of gold or silver
trim. The metal reflects the microwaves
and this could cause sparking. The
microwaves cannot be absorbed.
Microwaves pass through a suitable
container and find their way directly into
the food. All food contains moisture
molecules which, when subjected to
microwave energy, start to oscillate 2.5
thousand million times a second. The
friction caused by this vibration creates
heat, which first starts developing
around the outside of the food and then
slowly penetrates towards the centre.
The moisture, fat and sugar content of
food will affect the speed at which it is
cooked.
As heat is produced directly in the
food,
– food can generally be cooked
without adding much liquid or
cooking oil.
– cooking, reheating and defrosting in
a microwave oven is quicker than
using conventional methods.
– nutrients, such as vitamins and
minerals, are generally retained.
– the colour, texture and taste of food
are not impaired.
Microwaves stop being produced as
soon as the cooking process is
interrupted or the appliance door is
opened.
When the appliance is in operation, the
closed, sealed door prevents
microwaves escaping from the
appliance.
How the microwave oven works
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What can a microwave oven
do?
In the microwave oven, food is cooked,
reheated or defrosted quickly.
You can use the microwave oven in the
following ways:
– Food can be defrosted, reheated or
cooked by entering a power setting
and a duration.
– Deep-frozen, ready-made meals can
be defrosted and then reheated or
cooked.
– The microwave oven can also be
used for other tasks, e.g. for proving
dough, melting chocolate and butter,
dissolving gelatine etc.
Microwave oven functions
Microwave Solo mode
Suitable for defrosting, reheating and
cooking.
Automatic programmes
You can choose from the following
automatic programmes:
– nine defrosting programmes
(): Ad 1 to Ad 9),
– three cooking programmes for frozen
food
() 2: Ac 1 to Ac 3 )
– and four cooking programmes for
fresh food
(2: Ac 4 to Ac 7).
These programmes are weight
dependent. You enter the weight of the
food and then the cooking duration is
calculated automatically. The weight of
the food can be displayed as metric (g)
or imperial (lb). See "Changing settings"
In addition to these, there is also the
automatic Popcorn programme Æ.
Modes of operation
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Microwaves
– are reflected by metal,
– pass through glass, porcelain,
plastic and card,
– and are absorbed by food.
,Fire hazard. Containers which
are not suitable for use in
microwave ovens can be badly
damaged and can cause damage
to the appliance if used.
Material and shape
The material and shape of the
containers used affect cooking results
and times. Heat distribution is more
even in round and oval shaped flat
containers than in rectangular
containers, providing better results.
Containers and lids with hollow
handles or knobs in which moisture
can collect are unsuitable, unless
the hollowed areas are adequately
vented.
Without vent holes pressure can
build up, causing the container to
crack or shatter with the danger of
injury.
Metal
Metal containers, aluminium foil,
metal cutlery, and china with
metallic decoration such as gold
rims or cobalt blue must not be used
with microwave mode.
Metal reflects microwaves and
obstructs the cooking process.
Also, avoid using plastic pots where
the foil lid has not be completely
removed.
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Exceptions:
– Ready-meals in aluminium foil
dishes.
These can be defrosted and reheated
in the microwave oven, if
recommended by the manufacturer.
Important: Remove the lid and make
sure the foil dish is at least 2 cm from
the oven walls at all times. As food is
only heated from the top, it is better to
remove the food from the aluminium foil
container and transfer it to a dish
suitable for a microwave oven. The heat
distribution will be more even.
Do not place aluminium foil dishes in
the microwave in case the dish sparks
or arcs. If sparks occur, transfer food to
a microwave safe container.
– Pieces of aluminium foil
For even defrosting and to avoid
overcooking unevenly shaped cuts of
meat, poultry or fish, small pieces of
aluminium foil may be used to mask
wingtips or other thin parts for the last
few minutes of the programme.
Make sure that the aluminium foil is
at least 2 cm from the oven walls at
all times. It must not touch the walls.
– Metal meat skewers or clamps
These should only be used if they are
very small in comparison to the size of
the cut of meat.
Glassware
Heat-resistant glass or ceramic glass
are ideal for use in the microwave oven.
Crystal glass is unsuitable as it
contains lead which could cause the
glass to crack in the microwave
oven.
Porcelain
Porcelain is a suitable material.
Do not use porcelain with gold or
silver edging or items with hollow
knobs or handles, as insufficient
ventilation may cause pressure.
Earthenware
Decorated earthenware is only suitable
if the decoration is beneath an all-over
glaze.
Earthenware can get very hot and
may crack.
Glazes and colours
Some glazes and colours contain
metals which make them unsuitable
for use in a microwave oven.
Wood
Wooden dishes are not suitable.
Moisture contained in the wood
evaporates when exposed to
microwave energy, causing the
wood to dry and crack.
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Plastics
Plastics must only be used with
Microwave Solo.
They must be heat-resistant to a
minimum of 110 °C. Otherwise the
plastic may melt and fuse with the
food.
Special plastic utensils designed for
use in microwave ovens are available
from retail outlets.
Melamine is not suitable for use in this
oven. Melamine absorbs microwave
energy and gets hot. When purchasing
plasticware, make sure that it is suitable
for use in a microwave oven.
Disposable containers, such as trays
made from polystyrene, can only be
used for very short, timed warming and
reheating of food.
Plastic boiling bags can be used for
cooking and reheating. They should
be pierced beforehand so that
steam can escape. This prevents a
build-up of pressure and reduces
the risk of the bag bursting.
There are also special steaming
bags available which do not need to
be pierced. Please follow
instructions given on the packet.
Do not use metal clips, plastic clips
containing metal parts, or paper ties
containing wire. There is a danger
that they will ignite when heated.
Disposable containers
Only those plastic disposable
containers which are specified by the
manufacturer as suitable for use in a
microwave oven may be used.
Do not leave the oven unattended
when reheating or cooking food in
disposable containers made of
plastic, paper or other inflammable
materials.
Disposable containers are not always
recyclable or biodegradable.
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Testing dishes for their
suitability
If in doubt as to whether glass,
earthenware or porcelain plates or
dishes are suitable for use in a
microwave oven, a simple test can be
performed:
^ Place the item you wish to test in the
centre of the oven, fill a suitable glass
with water and also place this in the
oven.
^ Close the door.
^ Turn the power selector to 900 W.
^ Enter a duration of 30 seconds with
the time selector.
^ Touch Start.
At the end of the test, the water in
the glass should be warm and the
dish cool. If the dish is hot, it would
be unwise to use the dish.
If a cracking noise is heard
accompanied by sparks during the
test, switch the appliance off imme-
diately by touching the On/Off
sensor. Any crockery which causes
this reaction is unsuitable for use
with microwave power. If any doubt
exists about the suitability of a
container, please contact the
supplier.
This test cannot be used to check
whether items with hollow knobs or
handles are suitable for use with
microwave power.
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The cover
– prevents too much steam escaping,
especially when cooking foods which
need longer to cook, such as
potatoes.
– speeds up the cooking process.
– prevents food from drying out.
– helps keep the oven interior clean.
Always cover food with the cover
supplied.
Alternatively, use lids or covers made of
microwave safe glass or plastic, or use
a clingfilm recommended for use in a
microwave oven (pierce as instructed
by the manufacturer).
Heat can cause normal clingfilm to
distort and fuse with the food.
,Sealed containers and glass
jars, such as jars of baby food, must
be opened before they are placed
in the microwave oven. Do not cook
or reheat food or liquids in sealed
containers, jars or bottles. With baby
bottles, the screw top and teat must
be loosened. Otherwise pressure
builds up which can cause the
bottle or container to explode,
posing a severe risk of injury.
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 must only be used
with Microwave Solo mode.
Because the cover can only
withstand temperatures of up to
110 °C, it must only be used with
Microwave Solo mode. At
temperatures in excess of 110 °C,
the plastic can melt and fuse with
the food.
The cover should not form a seal
with the container. If the cover is
used with a container which only
has a narrow diameter, there might
not be enough room for
condensation to escape through the
holes in the top. The cover could get
too hot and could start to melt.
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After installation, let the appliance
stand for approx. 2 hours at room
temperature before using it.
This is important for the correct
electronic functioning of the appliance.
,Danger of suffocation.
Packaging, e.g. plastic wrappings,
must be kept out of the reach of
babies and children. Whilst playing,
children could become entangled in
packaging or pull it over their head
and suffocate.
^ Remove all the packaging materials
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 oven if
– the door is warped.
– the door hinges are loose.
– holes or cracks are visible in the
casing, the door or the oven interior
walls.
Operating the appliance with this
type of damage will result in
microwave leakage and present a
hazard to the user.
^ Clean the inside of the oven and all
the accessories with hot water
applied with a well wrung-out soft
sponge or cloth.
^ Stick the enclosed short instructions
to the frame behind the door as
illustrated, making sure they do not
block any of the vents.
Before using for the first time
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,The appliance must be built in
before it can be used. Otherwise it
poses an electric shock hazard.
^ Press and release the selectors, if
they are pushed in when the oven is
delivered.
Setting the time of day
^ Connect the appliance to the mains
electricity supply.
12:00 and the + symbol will flash in
the display until the current time of
day is set.
^ Turn the time selector to set the time
of day.
^ Touch the OK sensor or + to confirm.
The set time is now registered.
You can change between 24-hour and
12-hour format (see "Changing
settings").
Altering the time of day
^ Touch the + sensor.
The + symbol flashes in the display
for a few seconds.
^ While the + symbol is flashing, use
the time selector to alter the time of
day.
^ Touch the OK sensor or + to confirm,
otherwise the time will revert to the
original time.
Time of day display not visible
If the appliance is not used for approx.
10 minutes, the time of day display
switches off and runs in the
background. The display goes dark.
The appliance is switched off and must
be switched back on using the "On/Off"
sensor K before it can be used.
You can deactivate this setting if you
want the time of day to be visible at all
times (see "Changing settings").
Time of day display
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Opening the door
If the microwave oven is being used,
opening the door will interrupt the
cooking programme.
,Danger of injury. The oven door
can support a maximum weight of
8 kg. Children could injure
themselves on the open door. Do
not let children sit on the door, lean
against it or swing on it.
Placing the dish in the oven
Ideally the dish should be placed in the
middle of the oven.
Turntable
The turntable helps the food to cook,
reheat or defrost evenly.
Do not operate the microwave
without the turntable in place.
The turntable starts turning
automatically when the appliance is
operated.
Do not cook, reheat or defrost food
directly on the turntable. Check that the
dish is not larger in size than the
turntable.
Turn or stir food during cooking, or turn
the dish so that it heats up evenly.
Closing the door
Close the door and touch "Start" again
to resume an interrupted cooking
programme.
Starting a programme
Use the appropriate selector to choose
the microwave power level and the
cooking duration.
^ Use the power selector to select a
microwave power level.
The h symbol and the power level
selected will light up in the display.
00:00 flashes in the display for
entering the minutes.
There is a choice of 7 power levels.
The higher the power level, the more
microwaves reach the food.
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When heating up food which cannot be
stirred or turned during cooking, as with
a plated meal, it is best to use a lower
microwave power level.
This ensures the heat is distributed
evenly. Heat for long enough to cook
the food properly.
^ Set the required duration using the
time selector.
Any duration between 10 seconds and
90 minutes can be selected. Exception:
If the maximum microwave power is
selected, a maximum cooking duration
of 15 minutes can be set. If you then
continue to select full power, the power
level may reduce to 600 W, and this is
shown in the display (protection against
overheating).
The duration required depends on:
– the initial temperature of the food.
Food taken from the refrigerator will
need longer to reheat or cook than
food already at room temperature.
– the type and texture of the food.
Fresh vegetables contain more water
and cook more quickly than stored
vegetables.
– the frequency of stirring or turning
the food. Frequent stirring or turning
heats the food more evenly, and it is
therefore ready in a shorter time.
– the amount of food.
As a general rule, allow approx. time
and a half for double the quantity
and for a smaller quantity, possibly
shorten the duration. However,
always ensure that food is cooked
thoroughly as the duration required
will vary depending on the type of
food.
– the shape and material of the
container.
^ Touch "Start" to start the programme.
The interior lighting comes on.
A programme can only be started if the
door is closed.
"door" message
The "door" message in the display is a
reminder that the appliance should not
be used without food inside it.
Operating the appliance without
food can damage the appliance.
If the door has been closed for 20
minutes or longer when the "Start"
sensor is touched, the word door will
appear in the display to remind you to
open the door and make sure there is
food in the oven before you touch
"Start". You cannot start a process until
you do this.
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Interrupting or re-starting a
programme
At any time you can . . .
. . . interrupt a programme:
^ Touch UU UU, or open the appliance door.
The duration stops counting down.
. . . continue a programme:
^ Close the door and touch "Start".
The programme will continue.
Altering settings
If you discover after starting a
programme that . . .
. . . the microwave power level is too
high or too low, you can
^ select a new level.
. . . the duration set is too short or too
long, you can
^ interrupt the programme (touch UU UU),
use the time selector to set a new
duration and continue the
programme by touching "Start".
or alternatively:
^ use the time selector to change the
duration and continue the
programme by touching "Start".
or alternatively:
^ the cooking duration can be
increased by touching "Start" during
operation. Each time "Start" is
touched, the cooking duration is
increased by another minute.
(Exception: the cooking duration is
increased in increments of 30
seconds when the maximum
microwave power level is being
used).
Cancelling a programme
^ Touch UU UU or open the appliance door.
The duration stops counting down.
^ Touch #.
At the end of a programme
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking programme is complete. The
oven interior lighting goes out.
The audible tone is repeated several
times. After this, a short reminder tone
sounds at regular intervals for approx.
20 minutes after the end of the
programme. You can deactivate this
function (see "Changing settings").
^ If you want to stop the audible tone,
touch #.
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Keeping warm function
The keeping warm function will switch
on automatically at 80 W for a maximum
of 15 minutes approx. 2 minutes after
the end of a cooking programme which
has used at least 450 W, providing the
door remains closed and no sensors
are touched.
h, 80 W and H:H will light up in the
display.
Opening the door or operating one of
the sensors or selectors while the
keeping warm function is in progress
cancels the function.
The keeping warm function cannot be
set as a separate function.
You can deactivate this function (see
"Changing settings").
Quick start (programmable)
Touching "Start" c is sufficient to set
the appliance operating on maximum
power.
Three set durations are stored in
memory:
^ 30 secs: Touch "Start" c once
^ 1 min: Touch "Start" c twice
^ 2 min: Touch "Start" c three times
Touching "Start" c four times in
succession will bring back the first
stored duration and so on.
The cooking duration can be increased
by touching "Start" during operation;
each time "Start" is pressed, the
cooking duration is increased by
another 30 seconds.
Programming durations
To alter the set durations:
^ Touch "Start" c to select the duration
you want to reprogramme (touch
once, twice or three times) and keep
your finger on the c sensor.
^ Alter the duration with the time
selector (to max 15 minutes).
The altered programme runs when
you take your finger off the "Start" c
sensor.
An interruption to the power supply
will cancel any altered programmed
durations, and they will need to be
entered again.
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System lock
The system lock prevents the appliance
being used by children, for example.
Activating the system lock
^ Touch the X sensor.
0 and P appear in the display and
the X symbol flashes.
^ Turn the selector until S 0 shows in
the display.
S 0 and X light up in the display,
and 0 flashes.
^ Confirm with OK.
S 0 lights up in the display and 0
flashes.
^ Turn the selector until S I appears in
the display.
S I lights up in the display. 0 flashes.
^ Confirm with OK.
X and S I light up in the display. 0
flashes.
After a few seconds the display
changes to the time of day and the 0
symbol.
Almost all functions are now locked.
Only the minute minder can be used
when the system lock is activated (see
"Minute minder").
After an interruption to the mains
power supply, the system lock will
need to re-activated.
Cancelling the system lock
^ To cancel the system lock, touch OK
for a few seconds until an audible
tone sounds.
The 0 symbol will go out.
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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.
^ Touch the N sensor.
00:00 flashes in the display, and the
N symbol lights up.
^ Use the time selector to set the
minute minder time you require.
^ Touch "Start" to start the minute
minder.
The minute minder time will start itself
after a few seconds if the "Start"
sensor is not touched.
^ At the end of the minute minder time,
an audible tone sounds, 00:00
appears and the N symbol flashes.
^ Touch the # sensor once. The N
symbol will go out and the time of
day will appear again.
Otherwise, the audible signal is
repeated several times more, until the
time counts upwards in seconds to
show that the minute minder time set
has already expired.
Altering a minute minder entry
^ Touch UU UU.
The current minute minder time is
stopped.
^ Alter the minute minder time with the
time selector.
^ Touch "Start" c to continue.
Minute minder + cooking function
The minute minder can be used at the
same time as a cooking function, and
counts down in the background.
^ Touch the N sensor whilst the
cooking function is in progress.
00:00 flashes in the display and the
N symbol lights up.
^ Use the time selector to set the
minute minder time you require.
^ After a few seconds the minute
minder time set will begin to count
down.
A few seconds later, the display will
change again to show the cooking
duration counting down. The minute
minder time in the background is
represented by the N symbol.
Do not touch "Start" in this instance to
start the minute minder, as touching
"Start" would also increase the cooking
duration by a minute.
To find out the minute minder time
remaining
^ Touch the N sensor.
The minute minder time still
remaining will show in the display.
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All of the automatic programmes are
weight dependent.
The weight of the food can be
displayed as metric (g) or imperial (lb).
See "Changing settings"
After selecting a programme, enter the
weight of the food. The microwave oven
automatically calculates the duration
according to the weight entered.
After cooking, allow the food to stand at
room temperature for the suggested
number of minutes ("standing time") to
allow the heat to be distributed evenly
through the food.
Automatic defrosting )
There are nine programmes for
defrosting different types of food. The
standing time for programme Ad 5 is up
to 30 minutes, depending on the
weight, and approx. 10 minutes for the
remaining programmes.
Ad 1 ¹ Steak, cutlets (0.2 – 1.5 kg)
Ad 2 % Roasts (0.2 – 2.0 kg)
Ad 3 º Mince (0.2 – 1.5 kg)
Ad 4 ¼ Chicken legs
(0.2 – 1.5 kg)
Ad 5 ‰ Chicken (0.8 – 4.0 kg)
Ad 6 Â Fish fillet (0.15 –1.5 kg)
Ad 7 $ Fish, whole (0.15 –1.5 kg)
Ad 8 ½ Cakes (0.1 – 1.4 kg)
Ad 9 ¾ Bread (0.1 – 1.5 kg)
This programme is particularly suitable
for defrosting sliced bread. If possible,
place individual slices of bread in the
microwave oven, or carefully separate
them from one another at the halfway
signal.
Automatic cooking
There are three programmes for frozen
food and four programmes for fresh
food. The standing time for each is
approx. 2 minutes.
Cooking food from frozen ) 2
Ac 1 # Vegetables (0.05 – 2.0 kg)
Ac 2 ¿ Ready meals which can be
stirred (0.3 – 1.0 kg)
Ac 3 Bakes and gratins
(0.2 – 1.2 kg)
Cooking fresh food 2
Ac 4 # Vegetables (0.05 – 2.0 kg)
Ac 5 À Potatoes (0.1 – 1.5 kg)
Ac 6 Ã Rice (0.05 – 0.5 kg)
Ac 7 Ä Fish fillet in sauce
(0.4 – 2.0 kg)
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^ Turn the power selector to the c.
The symbol for the first available
automatic programme will appear in
the display: The microwave power
symbol h and Ad: I light up, the
defrost symbol ) flashes.
^ Turn the rotary selector until the auto-
matic programme you want appears
in the display:
e.g. the Ad 5 ‰ programme for
defrosting chicken.
^ Touch OK.
Either g or lb flash in the display as a
prompt to enter the weight, and the
symbol for microwave power h as well
as ) light up and/or 2, depending on
which group the selected automatic
programme belongs to.
The minimum weight for the selected
automatic programme also continues to
show in the display.
^ Use the rotary selector to alter the
weight.
^ Touch OK.
The duration corresponding to the
weight set appears in the display and
the start symbol flashes.
^ Touch Start.
The duration will begin to count down
and h, ) and/or 2 light up.
An audible tone will sound halfway
through the cooking duration.
^ Interrupt the programme to turn or stir
the food, and then continue the
programme.
The programmed duration can, if
necessary, be extended by a few
minutes during operation by touching
Start repeatedly until the duration
required shows in the display. With all
programmes it is only possible to
extend the time by a few minutes.
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking programme is complete.
The interior lighting of the oven goes
out.
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Popcorn Æ
This automatic programme is suitable
for making microwave popcorn.
You can buy microwave popcorn in
different quantities. This programme is
designed for a packet of approx. 100 g
of microwave pocorn. For packets of a
different quantity you can alter the
duration of the programme within a
certain interval (see "Changing
settings").
The duration cannot, however, be
altered whilst the programme is
running.
The programme is not suitable for
making popcorn from kernals.
Only use this automatic programme
for popcorn which is specifically
labelled as microwave popcorn.
^ Place the packet on the turntable
according to the instructions on the
packaging.
Ensure that the bag can inflate
freely. A build-up of heat could be
caused by the bag touching the
interior wall and becoming stuck.
^ Touch Æ.
The programme will start after a short
time. It will start immediately if you
press the Start button.
You will soon hear popping.
^ Stop the programme before the end if
the popping noises become
infrequent. Follow the instructions on
the packaging.
The bag will be very hot.
Remove it with care.
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Below are some recipe suggestions for
the Automatic programmes using the
"Cooking fresh food" function 2. These
can be adapted to suit your
requirements.
It is important to follow the weight
guidelines for the programme
concerned. If the weight guidelines
are exceeded, the food will not cook
sufficiently.
Ac 4 # Vegetables
Place the prepared vegetables in a
container. Depending on the freshness
and moisture content of the vegetables,
add 3-4 tbsp water and a little salt or
other seasoning. Enter the weight
including that of the water, place the
covered cooking container on the
turntable and cook. Halfway through
the cooking duration, an audible tone
will sound to prompt you to turn or stir
the food.
When cooking vegetables in a sauce,
the weight entered must include the
sauce. Do not exceed the maximum
weight guidelines.
Carrots in a chervil cream sauce
(serves 2)
350 g carrots, washed and peeled
5 g butter
50 ml vegetable stock (instant)
75 g crème fraîche
1 tbsp white wine
Salt and pepper
A pinch of sugar
½ tsp mustard
1-2 tbsp fresh chervil, chopped, or
1 tbsp dried chervil, chopped
Approx. 1 tbsp cornflour
Cut the carrots into fine batons or slices
(approx. 3-4 mm thick) and place in a
cooking container.
Combine the rest of the ingredients to
make a smooth sauce, and pour over
the carrots.
Cover and cook. Stir when the audible
tone sounds halfway through the
cooking duration.
Setting: Cooking fresh food Ac 4 1
Weight: 525 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
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Ac 5 À Potatoes
This programme can be used to cook
peeled, new and bouillon potatoes.
Enter the weight for the potatoes and
the cooking liquid.
For peeled potatoes, peel, wash and
drain the potatoes and place them in a
cooking container. Season with a little
salt, cover and cook.
When cooking new potatoes, add
approx. 1 tbsp water per potato. If
cooking the potatoes in their skins,
pierce the skins several times with a
fork or skewer before cooking, then
cover the container and cook.
Golden curried potatoes
(serves 3)
500 g peeled potatoes
1 onion, finely diced
10 g butter
1-2 tbsp curry powder
250 ml vegetable stock (instant)
50 ml double cream
125 g peas (frozen)
Salt and pepper
Cut the potatoes into large cubes
(approx. 3 x 3 cm), or use small
potatoes.
Place all of the ingredients into a
suitable container and mix well.
Cover and cook. Stir when the audible
tone sounds halfway through the
cooking duration.
Setting: Cooking fresh food Ac 5 À
Weight: 1000 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
Ac 6 Ã Rice
Use this programme for cooking rice in
the microwave. Enter the weight of the
dry rice.
Add boiling water in the ratio of 1 part
rice to 2 parts water.
Cook uncovered.
Recipes for Automatic programmes 2
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Ac 7 Ä Fish fillet in sauce
Fish curry
(serves 4)
300 g pineapple pieces
1 red pepper
1 small banana
500 g firm white fish
3 tbsp lemon juice
30 g butter
100 ml white wine
100 ml pineapple juice
Salt, sugar and chilli pepper
2 tbsp cornflour
Dice the fish and place in a suitable
container. Drizzle with lemon juice.
Quarter the peppers, remove the seeds
and pith and cut into narrow strips. Peel
and slice the banana. Add to the fish
along with the pepper and pineapple
pieces and mix well. Add the butter.
Mix together the wine, juice, seasoning
and cornflour to make a smooth sauce
and pour over the fish. Mix everything
thoroughly, then cover an cook.
Setting: Cooking fresh food Ac 7 Ä
Weight: approx. 1200 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
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One favourite programme can be
saved in memory. This programme can
be used for your most frequently
cooked recipe. The programme can
have up to 3 stages (e.g.: 1 minute at
600 W, followed by 2 minutes at 450 W
and finally 3 minutes at 150 W).
Programming
(The example given is for a 3-stage
programme).
^ Turn the power level selector to the
12 o'clock position.
^ Touch M.
1 will flash in the display.
^ Select the power level and duration
for the first stage.
^ Touch OK.
^ Then select the second power level
and duration.
^ Confirm with OK.
^ Now select the third power level and
duration and then touch OK.
^ When you have finished
programming, turn the power
selector to the 12 o'clock position.
You can then scroll through your entries
and check them using the rotary
selector.
^ Start the programme to save the
entry. Only ever run the entire
programme with food in the
appliance.
If there is no food in the appliance,
touch UU UU as soon as you have started
the programme so that the
appliance will not get damaged by
having no food in it.
1- and 2-stage programmes can be
saved in the same way. The
programming process is finished when
the power selector is in the 12 o'clock
position and the programme has been
started.
Saving your favourite programme (Memory)
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To call up your favourite programme
^ Turn the programme selector to the
12 o'clock position.
^ Touch M.
^ Turn the rotary selector to view the
individual programme steps.
^ Touch Start.
In the event of a power cut, the
favourite programme is no longer
saved and must be re-entered.
To change an entry
Entering a new programme overrides
the previously saved programme.
^ Turn the programme selector to the
12 o'clock position.
^ Touch M.
The first step appears in the display.
^ Touch OK to alter the first step. 1 will
flash in the display.
^ Enter the new programme sequence
as described above.
Saving your favourite programme (Memory)
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Some of the standard settings for the
appliance (which are set at the factory)
have an alternative which you can
select if required.
Please consult the chart for the different
options.
The factory settings are marked with a
star* on the chart.
Proceed as follows:
^ Touch X.
X will flash in the display and P and
0 will light up.
^ Touch OK.
P I will appear in the display.
^ Use the rotary selector to select the
setting you wish to change (P I to
P 11 and P 0). Turn it until the setting
required shows in the display.
^ Then touch OK to call up the setting.
The currently valid status appears in
the display, e.g. S 1 etc.
^ Turn the rotary selector if you wish to
change the status (see chart), and
confirm your entry by touching OK
(for P 8 and P 0, touch OK for
approx. 4 seconds).
The change is then stored in memory P
will appear in the display again,
together with the number for the setting.
The other settings can be changed in
the same way.
Touch # if you have changed one
setting and wish to switch to another.
^ Press X if you do not want to change
any more settings.
The altered settings are retained
after a power cut.
If there is too long a pause before the
next entry, the time of day reappears in
the display. If this happens, repeat your
entries.
Changing settings
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Setting Settings available (* factory default)
P I Time of day
display
S 0 *
S I
The time of day display switches off and runs
in the background if the appliance is not
used for a while. The appliance is switched
off and must be switched back on again
before use.
The time of day display is switched on and
remains visible. The appliance is ready for
use.
P 2 Buzzer volume S 0
S I
to
S 7 *
Audible tones are switched off.
Audible tones are switched on. You can
change the volume of the tone. The tone
assigned to a status will sound when the
status is selected.
P 3 Keypad tone S 0
S I *
Keypad tone is switched off.
Keypad tone is switched on.
P 4 Time of day 24 h *
12 h
24-hour clock display.
12-hour clock display.
P 5 Reminder tone S 0
S I *
The reminder tone is switched off.
The reminder tone sounds briefly every 5
minutes for 20 minutes after the end of the
programme.
P 6 Unit of weight S I *
S 2
Food weight is displayed in grammes (g).
Food weight is displayed in pounds (lb).
P 7 Display brightness S I
to
S 7,
S 4 *
Different levels of brightness can be set. The
brightness assigned to a status will appear
when the status is selected.
P 8 Demo mode
(for dealer
showroom use
only)
S 0 *
S I
Demo mode is deactivated.
The demo mode is active. When a sensor is
operated, MES_ shows briefly in the display.
The appliance can be operated but the
microwave function does not work.
P 9 Keeping warm
function
S 0
S I *
The keeping warm function is switched off.
The keeping warm function is switched on.
Changing settings
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P I0 "door" message S 0
S I *
The "door" message does not appear.
The "door" message appears if the door has
not been opened during the 20 minutes
before Start is pressed. Start is then blocked,
as it is assumed that there is no food in the
microwave.
P II Popcorn 02:30
02:40
02:50
03:20 *
03:50
The maximum duration for this programme
can be altered between these values.
P 0 Factory default S O
S I *
Factory default settings have been changed.
Factory default settings have been restored,
or have not been changed.
Changing settings
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Select the following microwave power
levels to reheat food:
Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 900 W
Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 W
Food for babies and toddlers . . . 450 W
,We do not recommend heating
or reheating food 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 for 1
/2 to 1 minute at
450 W, 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.
Loosen the screw cap with the
rubber teat before warming baby
bottles.
Stirring liquid before it heats up can
help to prevent it boiling over.
After heating it up wait for at least 20
seconds before removing the
container from the oven. Placing a
suitable glass rod or utensil in the
container whilst heating liquid can
also help prevent the liquid from
boiling over.
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
duration 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.
Reheating
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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 reheating food, especially
food for babies and small children,
stir the food or shake the container
and check that the temperature
does not pose any danger. Double
check after it has been left to stand.
Reheating
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Place the food in a microwave safe
container and cover it.
When cooking, it is a good idea to
select a power level of 900 W to start
with and then when the food is hot
reduce the power level to 450 W for
more gentle continued cooking.
For dishes such as rice or semolina
pudding, first select a power level of
900 W, and then reduce it to 150 W for
simmering.
Tips on cooking
Vegetable cooking durations 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
takes longer to cook than food which
has been kept at room temperature.
Stir or turn food from time to time during
cooking to help it cook more evenly.
Ensure that food 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
to 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.
Cooking
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Do not refreeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible, as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
Defrosting
Select the following microwave power
settings to defrost food:
– 80 W
for defrosting very delicate food, e.g.
cream, butter, gateau and cheese.
– 150 W
for defrosting everything else.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a microwave safe
container. Do not cover. Turn, stir or
separate the food about halfway
through defrosting.
To defrost meat, unpack the frozen
meat and place 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.
It is particularly important to observe
food hygiene rules when defrosting
poultry. Do not use the liquid from
the defrosted poultry. Pour it away,
and wash the tray, the sink and your
hands. Danger of salmonella
poisoning.
Fish does not need to be fully defrosted
before cooking. Defrost so that the
surface is sufficiently soft to take herbs
and seasoning.
Defrosting followed by
reheating or cooking
Deep-frozen food can be defrosted and
immediately reheated or cooked.
After defrosting, select 900 W followed
by 450 W.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a covered microwave safe
container 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. Carefully separate and turn
slices of meat halfway through. Turn
pieces of fish at the halfway stage.
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.
Defrosting / Defrosting and reheating or cooking
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