Miele M82602 manual

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  • Brand: Miele
  • Product: Microwave
  • Model/name: M82602
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

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Operating instructions
Microwave oven
M 8260-2
To avoid the risk of accidents
or damage to the appliance,
it is essential to read these
instructions before it is installed
and used for the first time. M.-Nr. 07 679 380
en - AU, NZ
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Description of the appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Oven interior and accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Boiling rod. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Caring for the environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warning and safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
How the microwave oven works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Modes of operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
What can a microwave oven do?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
In what ways can a microwave oven be used? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Microwave Solo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Suitable containers for microwave ovens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Material and shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Testing dishes for their suitability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
The cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Setting the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Altering the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Switching off the time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Night time switch-off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
To open the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Placing the dish in the oven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Turntable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
To close the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Starting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
"door" message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Interrupting or re-starting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Altering the settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
To cancel a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
At the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Automatic warming function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Quick start (programmable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Contents
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System lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Minute minder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Altering a minute minder entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Minute minder + cooking function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Operation - Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Automatic defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Automatic cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Recipes - Automatic programmes ° . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Saving your favourite programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Changing the settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Reheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Defrosting/Defrosting and reheating or cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Preserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Some suggested uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Oven interior and inside of the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Appliance front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Electrical connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Contents
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Oven interior and accessories
aOven door
bDoor lock mechanism
cControl panel
dTurntable
eCover
fBoiling rod
Description of the appliance
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Control panel
gElectronic timer and clock display
hMicrowave power selector
iSelector to enter time and weight
jAutomatic programme buttons
kTime of day button m
lMinute minder button l
mMemory button (to save a 1-3 stage
programme sequence)
nStop/cancel button
oStart button / Add a minute button /
Quick start button (programmable)
c
pDoor release button a
Accessories supplied
Cover
The cover supplied must 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 always be placed in
the container. It helps liquids to heat
evenly.
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. The transport and
protective packing has been selected
from materials which are
environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure they are
recycled.
Disposal of your old appliance
Electrical and electronic appliances
often 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.
Therefore, please do not dispose of it
with your household waste.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection/recycling
centre,
Ensure that your old 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 local and national 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 using it for the first time. They
contain important notes on
installation, safety, use and
maintenance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future owner.
Correct application
~ This appliance is designed for
domestic use and for use in similar
environments by guests in hotel or
motel rooms, bed & breakfasts and
other typical living quarters. This does
not include common/shared facilities or
commercial facilities within hotels,
motels or bed & breakfasts.
This appliance is not suitable for
outdoor use.
It is intended to cook, defrost, reheat
and bottle food. Any other usage is at
the owner's risk and could be
dangerous.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage resulting from incorrect or
improper use or operation.
~ This appliance is not intended for
use by persons (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they
have been given supervision or
instruction concerning its use by a
person responsible for their safety.
~ Never use the microwave to store or
dry items which could ignite easily.
Moisture evaporates. Fire hazard.
~ This appliance may only be used in
mobile installations if a risk assessment
of the installation has been carried out
by a suitably qualified engineer.
Safety with children
~ This appliance is not a toy! To avoid
the risk of injury, keep children away
from it at all times, and do not let them
play with it or use the controls. They
should be supervised whenever you
are working in the kitchenChildren
should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance.
~ Older children may use the
appliance only when its operation has
been clearly explained to them and
they are able to use it safely,
recognising the dangers of misuse.
Technical safety
~ Before installation, check the
appliance for visible signs of damage.
Never install or attempt to use a
damaged appliance. Danger of injury.
~ If the supply cord is damaged, it
must be replaced by a Miele approved
service technician to avoid a hazard.
Warning and safety instructions
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~ 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 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
applied with a well wrung-out soft
sponge or cloth.
~ 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.
~ Before connecting the appliance,
make sure that the connection data on
the data plate (voltage and rated load)
match the mains electricity supply. This
data must correspond in order to avoid
the risk of damage to the appliance.
Consult a qualified electrician if in
doubt.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by a
multi-socket unit or an extension lead.
These do not guarantee the required
safety of the appliance (e.g. danger of
overheating).
~ The electrical safety of this
appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between it
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
tested regularly and, where there is any
doubt, the household wiring system
should be inspected by a qualified
electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for the consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
~ For safety reasons, this appliance
may only be used when it has been
fully installed.
~ 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.
~ While the appliance is under
warranty, repairs should only be
undertaken by a service technician
authorised by the manufacturer.
Otherwise the warranty will be
invalidated.
~ The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it is switched off at the wall socket
and the plug removed.
– the mains fuse is disconnected,
– or the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
~ Faulty components must only be
replaced by genuine Miele original
spare parts. The manufacturer can only
guarantee the safety of the appliance
when Miele replacement parts are
used.
Warning and safety instructions
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~ Appliances which are built-in behind
a furniture door must only be operated
when the door is open. Do not close the
furniture door when the appliance is in
operation.
~ In countries where there are areas
which may be 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 warranty.
~ This appliance must not be installed
and operated in mobile installations
(e.g. on a ship).
Correct use
~ Always ensure that food is
sufficiently cooked or reheated.
Many factors will affect the overall
cooking time, including the size and
amount of food, its initial temperature,
changes to recipe and the shape and
size of cooking container.
Some foods may contain
micro-organisms which are only
destroyed by thorough cooking,
therefore when cooking or re-heating
foods, e.g. poultry, it is particularly
important that food is fully cooked
through (at temperatures of 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 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.
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.
~ 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.
~ The microwave 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 microwave. Fire
hazard.
~ Do not use full power to warm empty
dishes or to dry out herbs. Do not use
the appliance without food, or if it is
incorrectly loaded.
Warning and safety instructions
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~ Never 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.
Danger of injury!
~ 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.
~ 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 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.
~ When heating liquids, the boiling rod
provided should always 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,
which 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, with a danger of burning.
The boiling rod ensures that bubbles
are produced, and that liquids heat
evenly.
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, as this can easily ignite.
Fire hazard.
~ Do not heat up tins in the
microwave. Pressure can build up and
they may explode, resulting in injury or
damage.
~ Cover any food which is left in the
microwave to be kept hot, as moisture
in the food could lead to corrosion
damage in the microwave. This also
prevents the food 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.
~ 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 plastic pots with the foil lid only
partially removed.
Such items could be damaged or
cause a fire hazard.
~ 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 "Suitable
containers for microwave ovens".
~ Eggs can only be cooked in their
shells using microwave heat in a
specially designed egg-boiling device
available from specialist shops.
Similarly, hard-boiled eggs should not
be reheated using microwave power as
this may lead to the eggs exploding,
even after they have been taken out of
the oven.
~ Eggs can be cooked without their
shells using microwave heat 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, the
gourmet plate or a browning dish has
been placed in the microwave, and that
the turntable is in place, before
switching on.
~ Do not use the appliance for deep
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 pressure
can build up, causing the container to
crack or shatter with the danger of
injury.
~ Do not use the appliance to heat up
the room. Due to the high temperatures
radiated, objects near the appliance
could catch fire.
~ 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. Never use a thermometer
containing mercury or liquid, as these
are not suitable for use with very high
temperatures and will break very easily
~ Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to clean this appliance.
Pressurised steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
The following applies to stainless
steel surfaces:
~ Do not adhere stickers, adhesive
tape or any other adhesive materials to
stainless steel surfaces. The coating
will become damaged and lose its
protective properties against soiling.
Stainless steel scratches very easily
and even magnets can cause damage
to the surface.
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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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.
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 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 or for bottling
small amounts of fruit and vegetables
etc.
In what ways can a microwave
oven be used?
Microwave Solo mode
Suitable for defrosting, reheating and
cooking.
Automatic programmes
You can choose from the following
automatic programmes:
– Five defrosting programmes
(N: Ad 1 to Ad 5),
– three cooking programmes for frozen
food
(N °: AC 1 to AC 3)
– and three cooking programmes for
fresh food
(°: AC 1 to AC 3).
– These programmes are weight
dependent. You enter the weight of
the food, and then the cooking time
is calculated automatically.
Modes of operation
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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.
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
on microwave mode.
Metal reflects microwaves and
obstructs the cooking process.
Also, avoid using plastic pots where
the foil lid has not be completely
removed.
Exceptions:
– Ready-meals in aluminium foil dishes
These can be defrosted and reheated
in the microwave oven, if recommen-
ded by the manufacturer.
Remove the lid and make sure the foil
dish is at least 2 cm from the oven walls
at all times.
Important:
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.
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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 is unsuitable as it
contains lead which could cause the
glass to crack in the microwave.
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.
Plastics
When purchasing plasticware, make
sure that it is suitable for use in a
microwave oven.
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 good retail outlets.
Melamine is not suitable for use in this
as it absorbs microwave energy and
gets hot.
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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.
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.
Fire hazard.
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 W.
^ Enter a time of 30 seconds with the
time selector.
^ Press the Start button.
At the end of the test, the water in
the glass should be warm and the
dish cool. If the dish is hot and 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 with
microwave power.
If any doubt exists about the
suitability of containers, please
contact the supplier.
This test cannot be used to check
whether items with hollow knobs or
handles are suitable for use with
microwave power.
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The cover
– prevents too much steam escaping,
especially when cooking foods which
need longer to cook, such as
potatoes.
– speeds up the cooking process.
– speeds up the cooking process.
– prevents food from drying out.
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 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.
Because the cover can only
withstand temperatures of up to
110°C, it must only be used in
Microwave Solo mode. At
temperatures in excess of 110°C,
the plastic can melt and get into 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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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
and any protective foil from the
appliance.
Do not remove the cover to the
microwave outlet inside the oven,
nor the film covering the inside of
the door.
^ Check the appliance for any
damage.
Do not use the microwave 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 warm water
applied with a well wrung-out soft
sponge or cloth.
^ Stick the enclosed short instructions
to the frame behind the door as
illustrated, making sure they do not
block any of the vents.
Before using for the first time
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Setting the time of day
^ Connect the appliance to the mains
electricity supply.
12:00 and the m symbol will flash in
the display until the current time of
day is set. Before this, the time of
day will start to run from 12:00, as
the clock will start as soon as the
appliance is connected to the mains
electricity supply.
^ Turn the time selector to set the hour.
^ Press the m button.
^ Then turn the time selector to set the
minutes.
^ Press the m button to confirm, or wait
a few seconds.
The set time is now registered. The
colon between hours and minutes
flashes.
Altering the time of day
^ Press the m button.
The m symbol will flash in the
display, and the current hour will light
up for a few seconds.
^ Use the time selector to alter the
hour.
^ Press the m button to confirm, or wait
a few seconds.
The m symbol will flash, and the
current minutes will light up for a few
seconds.
^ Use the time selector to alter the
minutes.
^ Press the m button to confirm, or wait
a few seconds.
Switching off the time of day
display
^ Press and hold the m button in until
the display goes dark.
Pressing and holding the m button
again will bring the time of day back in
the display.
Night time switch-off
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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To open 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 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.
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.
Starting a programme
Use the appropriate selector to choose
the microwave power level and the
cooking time.
^ Use the power selector to select a
microwave power level.
The h symbol lights up in the
display and 0:00 flashes.
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 time using the time
selector.
Any time 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).
Overheating protection
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.
– the shape and material of the
container.
^ Press the Start button to start the
programme.
The interior lighting comes on.
A programme can only be started if the
door is closed.
"door" message
The "door" message in the display is a
reminder that the appliance should not
be used without food inside it.
Operating the appliance without
food can damage the appliance.
If the door has been closed for 20
minutes or longer when the Start button
is pressed, the word door will appear in
the display to remind you to open the
door and make sure there is food in the
oven before you press Start. You
cannot start a process until you do this.
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Interrupting or re-starting a
programme
At any time you can . . . . .
. . . interrupt a programme
^ Press the Stop/C button, or open the
appliance door.
The time stops counting down.
. . . continue a 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),
or alternatively:
^ the cooking duration can be
increased by pressing the Start
button during operation. Each time
the Start button is pressed, the
cooking duration is increased by
another minute. (Exception: the
increased cooking time is in
increments of 30 seconds when the
microwave is being used on
maximum power.)
To cancel a programme
^ Press the Stop/C button twice.
At the end of a programme
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking programme is complete. The
oven interior lighting goes out.
The audible tone will sound briefly as a
reminder every 5 minutes for 20
minutes after the end of the
programme.
^ If you want to stop the audible tone,
press the Stop/C button. Automatic
warming function
Automatic warming function
The warming function will switch on
automatically at 80 W for a maximum of
15 minutes approx. 2 minutes after the
end of a cooking programme which has
used at least 450 W, providing the door
remains closed and no buttons are
pressed.
h, 80 W and H:H will light up in the
display.
Opening the door or operating one of
the buttons or selectors while the
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 s: Press Start c once
^ 1 min: Press Start c twice
^ 2 min: Press Start c three times
Pressing the Start c button four times
in succession will bring back the first
stored time and so on.
The cooking duration can be increased
by pressing the Start button during
operation; each time the Start button is
pressed, the cooking duration is
increased by another 30 seconds.
Programming times
To alter the set times:
^ Use the Start c button to select the
time you want to reprogramme (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 (to max. 15 minutes).
The altered programme runs when
the Start c button is released.
An interruption to the power supply
will cancel any altered programmed
times, and they will need to be
entered again.
System lock
The system lock prevents the appliance
being used by children, for example.
To activate the system lock
^ Press and hold the Stop/C button in
until an audible tone sounds and the
key symbol appears in the display:
The key symbol will go out after a short
time.
The key symbol reappears whenever
any button or one of the rotary selectors
is operated.
After an interruption to the mains
power supply, the system lock will
need to re-activated.
To cancel the system lock
^ Press the Stop/C button again and
hold it pressed in until an audible
tone sounds.
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Minute minder
The minute minder can be used to time
any activity in the kitchen, e.g. boiling
eggs. The time set counts down in one
second steps.
^ Press the l button.
0:00 flashes in the display and the l
symbol lights up.
^ Use the time selector to set the
minute minder time you require.
^ Press the Start button to start the
minute minder.
The minute minder time will start itself
after a few seconds if the Start button
is not pressed.
^ At the end of the minute minder time,
an audible tone sounds. The time of
day reappears and the l symbol
flashes.
^ Press the Stop/C button once and the
l symbol disappears.
Altering a minute minder entry
^ Press the Stop/C button.
The minute minder time is
interrupted.
^ Set a new minute minder time, as
described above.
Minute minder + cooking function
The minute minder can be used at the
same time as a cooking function, and
counts down in the background.
^ Press the l button whilst the cooking
function is in progress.
0:00 flashes in the display and the l
symbol lights up.
^ Use the time selector to set the
minute minder time you require.
^ After a few seconds the minute
minder time set will begin to count
down.
A few seconds later, the display will
change again to show the cooking
duration counting down. The minute
minder time is represented by the l
symbol in the background.
The Start button is not used in this
instance to start the minute minder, as
pressing the Start button would also
increase the cooking duration by a
minute.
To find out the minute minder time
remaining
^ Press the l button.
The minute minder time still
remaining will show in the display.
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All of the 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.
After cooking, allow the food to stand at
room temperature for the suggested
number of minutes ("standing time") to
allow the heat to be distributed evenly
through the food.
Automatic defrosting
There are five programmes for
defrosting different types of food
(button N). The standing time for
programme Ad 3 is up to 30 minutes,
depending on the weight, and approx.
10 minutes for the remaining
programmes.
Ad 1 0 Steak, cutlets (0.2 –1.0 kg)
Ad 2 1 Mince (0.2 – 1.0 kg)
Ad 3 ; Chicken (small, whole)
(0.9 – 1.8 kg)
Ad 4 T Cakes (0.1 – 1.4 kg)
Ad 5 k bread (0.1 – 1.0 kg)
This programme is used best for sliced
breads. If possible, place single slices
in the microwave, or separate the slices
when the signal sounds.
Automatic cooking
There are three programmes for frozen
and fresh food. The standing time for
each programme is approx. 2 minutes.
Cooking food from frozen N °
AC 1 1 Vegetables (0.1 – 0.6 kg)
AC 2 3 Ready meal which can be
stirred (0.3 – 1.0 kg)
AC 3 W Bakes and gratins
(0.2 – 0.6 kg)
Cooking fresh food °
AC 1 1 Vegetables (0.1 – 0.6 kg)
AC 2 E Potatoes (0.1 – 0.8 kg)
AC 3 _ Fish (0.5 – 1.5 kg)
^ Press the relevant button repeatedly
until the automatic programme
required shows in the display. For
example, to select Programme Ad 3
;(for defrosting a small, whole
chicken), press the N button three
times.
"g" will flash in the display to request
the weight to be entered, and the
programme (e.g. Ad 3) will light up
together with the Microwave symbol h.
^ Use the rotary selector to enter the
weight.
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^ Press the Start button.
The cooking duration, which is
dependent on the weight, will begin to
count down, and the Microwave symbol
h will light up.
An audible tone will sound halfway
through the cooking time.
^ Interrupt the programme to turn or stir
the food, and then continue the
programme.
The programmed time can, if
necessary, be extended by a few
minutes during operation by pressing
the Start button repeatedly until the time
required shows in the display. On all
programmes it is only possible to
extend the time by a few minutes.
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking programme is complete.
The interior lighting of the oven goes
out.
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Below are some recipe suggestions for
the Automatic programmes using the
"Cooking fresh food" function °".
These can be adapted to suit your
requirements.
It is important to follow the weight
guidelines for the programme
concerned. If the weight guidelines
are exceeded, the food will not cook
sufficiently.
AC 1 1 Vegetables
Place the prepared vegetables in a
container. Depending on the freshness
and moisture content of the vegetables,
add 3-4 tbsp water. 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)
Cook time: 25 - 35 minutes
350 g carrots, washed and peeled
5 g butter
50 ml vegetable stock (instant)
75 g crème fraîche
1 tbsp white wine
Salt and pepper
A pinch of sugar
½ tsp mustard
1-2 tbsp fresh chervil, chopped, or
1 tbsp dried chervil, chopped
Approx. 1 tbsp cornflour
Cut the carrots into fine batons or slices
(approx. 3-4 mm thick) and place in a
cooking container.
Combine the rest of the ingredients to
make a smooth sauce, and pour over
the carrots.
Cover and cook. Stir when the audible
tone sounds halfway through the
cooking duration.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 1 1
Weight: 525 g
Recipes - Automatic programmes °
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AC 2 E Potatoes
This programme can be used to cook
new potatoes and boiled potatoes.
Enter the weight for the potatoes and
the cooking liquid.
For new potatoes, wash and drain the
potatoes and place them in a cooking
container. Season with a little salt,
cover and cook.
When cooking 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)
Cook time: 25 - 35 minutes
500 g peeled potatoes
1 onion, finely diced
10 g butter
1-2 tbsp curry powder
250 ml vegetable stock (instant)
50 ml double cream
125 g peas (frozen)
Salt and pepper
Cut the potatoes into large cubes
(approx. 3 x 3 cm), or use small
potatoes.
Place all of the ingredients into a
suitable container and mix well.
Cover and cook. Stir when the audible
tone sounds halfway through the
cooking duration.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 2 E
Weight: 1,000 g
AC 3 _ Fish
Caribbean fish
(serves 4)
Cook time: 35 - 45 minutes
300 g pineapple pieces (tinned)
1 red capsicum
1 small banana
500 g perch fillets
3 tbsp lemon juice
30 g butter
100 ml white wine
100 ml pineapple juice
Salt, sugar and chilli powder
2 tbsp cornflour
Dice the fish and place in a suitable
container. Drizzle with lemon juice.
Quarter the capsicum, remove the
seeds and pith, and cut into narrow
strips. Peel and slice the banana. Add
to the fish along with the capsicum 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 and cook.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 3 _
Weight: 1,200 g
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One favourite programme can be
saved in memory. This programme can
be used for your most frequently
cooked recipe. This programme can
have up to 3 stages (e.g.: 2 minutes at
600 W, followed by 10 minutes at 450
W, and finally 3 minutes at 300 W).
Programming
(e.g. three step programme sequence)
^ First select the power level for the
first stage.
^ Then select the duration.
^ Press button M.
1 will light up in the display, and 2 will
flash.
^ Then select the second power level
and duration.
^ Press button M again.
2 will light up in the display, and 3 will
flash.
^ Then select the second power level
and duration. Press the M button.
After this third step, you can use the M
button to scroll through your entry and
check it.
^ When you have finished
programming, turn the power
selector to the 12 o'clock position.
^ 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,
then press the Stop/C button twice
as soon as you have started it so
that the appliance is not 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 programme selector is in the 12
o'clock position and the Start button
has been pressed, while pressing the
M button shows the next stage.
Changing an entry
^ Entering a new programme overrides
the previously saved programme.
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To call up your favourite programme
^ Turn the programme selector to the
12 o'clock position.
^ Press the M button.
^ Press the Start button.
In the event of a power cut, the
favourite programme is no longer
saved and must be re-entered.
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You can change the standard default
settings by altering the "status" of the
setting.
Please consult the chart for the different
options.
The factory settings are marked with a
star* on the chart.
Proceed as follows:
^ Press and hold the m and M buttons
at the same time until P I and v light
up in the display. Then release them.
If you press them for too long, the
time of day will appear again in the
display.
^ Use the time selector to select the
setting that you wish to change (P I
bis P 5 und P 0). Turn it until the
setting required shows in the display.
^ Then press the M button to call up
the setting.
S will appear in the display to show
that the setting can be changed.
^ Turn the time selector if you wish to
change the setting (see chart), and
confirm your entry by pressing the M
button (for P 5 and P 0, press and
hold the M button for approx.
4 seconds).
The change to the status 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.
^ When you have finished making the
changes you require, press the
Stop/C button.
The altered settings are retained
after a power cut.
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Setting Settings available (* factory default)
P I Night time switch-off S 0*
S I
Night time switch-off is deactivated.
Night time switch-off is activated.
The time of day display is switched off from
11 pm to 4 am.
P 2 Automatic warming
function
S I*
S 0
The automatic warming function is activated.
The automatic warming function is
deactivated.
P 3 "door" message S I*
S 0
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 appliance.
The "door" message does not appear.
P 4 Audible tone S I*
S 0
The audible tone sounds briefly as a
reminder every 5 minutes for 20 minutes
after the end of the programme.
The audible tone is deactivated.
P 5 Demo mode
(for showroom use
only)
S 0*
S I
Demo mode is deactivated. When demo
mode is deactivated, _ _ _ _ appears briefly
in the display.
Demo mode is activated. When a button or
selector is operated, MES_ shows briefly in
the display. The appliance can be operated,
but the microwave function does not come
on.
P 0 Factory default S I*
S O
Factory default settings have been restored,
or have not been changed.
Factory default settings have been changed.
Changing the 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 minutes 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.
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
takes longer to cook than food which
has been kept 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 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.
Danger of burning.
Reheating
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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 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 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
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 food once it has
thawed. Defrosted food should be
used up as quickly as possible as
food soon loses it nutritional value
and goes off. Defrosted food may
only be refrozen after it has been
cooked.
Defrost
Select the following microwave power
settings to reheat 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-proof
container. Do not cover. Turn, stir or
separate the food about halfway
through the defrosting time.
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-proof 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. Carefully separate and turn
slices of meat halfway through the
programme. 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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You can preserve small portions of fruit
and vegetable into preserving jars with
your microwave. Prepare the jars in the
usual way. Fill the jars up to 2 cm below
the rim.
Close the jars with clear adhesive
tape or with clips suitable for
microwave use.
Never use metal clips or jars with
screw-on lids.
Do not use tins for preserving food.
Pressure can build up and they may
explode, resulting in injury or
damage.
Do not attempt to place more than four
1
/2 - litre jars onto the turning table at
the same time.
Set to 900 W and bring the content in
the jars to simmer. The time required
depends on:
– the initial temperature of the produce
in the jar.
– the number of glass jars.
Duration until bubbles evenly dispersed
in all jars:
1 glass jar . . . . . . . . . approx. 3 minutes
2 glass jars . . . . . . . . approx. 6 minutes
3 glass jars . . . . . . . . approx. 9 minutes
4 glass jars . . . . . . . approx. 12 minutes
This is sufficient time for preserving fruit
and cucumbers.
For vegetables, reduce the power to
450 W once the produce starts boiling.
Cook
- carrots for approx. 15 minutes
- peas for approx. 25 minutes.
After the preserving process
Take the glass jars from the microwave,
cover the jars with a cloth and allow to
cool for approx. 24 hours.
Remove the clips or the adhesive tape
and make sure the glasses are closed
properly.
Preserving
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Food Quantity Micro-
wave
power
level
(in watts)
Time
(in
minutes)
Notes
Melting butter
and margarine
100 g 450 1:00 – 1:10 Do not cover.
Melting
chocolate
100 g 450 3:00 – 3:30 Do not cover.
Stir halfway through melting.
Dissolving
gelatine
1 packet +
5 tbsp water
450 0:10 – 0:30 Do not cover.
Stir halfway through dissolving
Preparing flan
topping/jelly
glaze
1 packet +
250 ml liquid
450 4 – 5 Do not cover.
Stir halfway through heating.
Yeast dough Made with
100 g flour
80 3 – 5 Cover and leave to prove.
Popcorn 1 tbsp (20 g)
popcorn
900 3 – 4 Place popcorn in a 1-litre
container,
cover and cook.
Salad dressings 125 ml 150 1 – 2 Heat uncovered on a gentle heat.
Tempering citrus
fruits
150 g 150 1 – 2 Place on a plate, do not cover.
Bacon 100 g 900 2 – 3 Place on kitchen paper, do not
cover.
Softening ice
cream
500 g 150 2 Place open ice cream container in
microwave.
Skinning
tomatoes
3 tomatoes 450 6 – 7 Cut a cross shape into the top of
each tomato, cover, and heat in a
little water. The skins will slip off
easily.
Take care, as the tomatoes may
get very hot.
Strawberry jam 300 g strwaberries,
300 g jam sugar
900 7 – 9 Mix the fruit and sugar in a deep
container, cover and cook.
The information given in this chart is intended only as a guide.
Some suggested uses
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In Australia and New Zealand, Miele
branded cleaning and conditioning
products, as well as the Original Miele
all-purpose microfibre cloth, which is
suitable for cleaning surfaces such as
stainless steel, glass, plastic and
chrome without the use of chemicals,
are available to purchase from Miele.
Disconnect the microwave oven
from the power supply before
cleaning (e.g. switch off at the
socket and remove the plug).
Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to clean this appliance.
Pressurised steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
Oven interior and inside of the
door
The oven interior can get hot during
use. To avoid the danger of being
burnt, wait until it has cooled down
before cleaning. It should be
cleaned after each use. Waiting too
long can make cleaning
unnecessarily difficult and in some
cases impossible.In certain
circumstances, very heavy soiling
can even damage the appliance.
The oven interior 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 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,
nor the film covering the inside of
the door.
Do not let water or any small
particles penetrate the vents in the
appliance.
Wring out cloths before using them
to wipe out the oven to avoid
moisture getting into the openings.
Do not use abrasive cleaners, as
these scratch the surface.
Cleaning and care
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To neutralise odours in the oven, put a
cup of water with some lemon juice in
the oven and simmer for a few minutes.
The door 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 interior:
^ Remove the turntable, and wash in
the dishwasher or by hand.
^ 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.
Do not turn the carrier manually, as
this could damage the drive motor.
Appliance front
Do not let water or any small
particles penetrate the vents in the
appliance.
Remove any soiling immediately.
If not, it might become impossible to
remove and could cause the surface
to alter or discolour.
Clean the front using a microfibre cloth
or with a solution of warm water and a
little washing-up liquid applied with a
soft sponge. Wipe the surfaces dry
using a soft cloth.
The external surfaces of this
appliance are all susceptible to
scratching. Scratches on glass
surfaces could even cause a
breakage.
Contact with unsuitable cleaning
agents can alter or discolour the
external surfaces.
Cleaning and care
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To avoid damaging the outer
surfaces of your appliance, do not
use:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acids or chlorides,
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
– stainless steel cleaners,
– dishwasher detergent,
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– dirt erasers,
– sharp metal scrapers.
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 tomato sauce, may
occur.
This discolouration is irreversible but
does not affect the stability of the cover.
Cleaning and care
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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.
Some minor problems can be corrected
without contacting Miele.
Please note: A call-out charge will be
applied to unnecessary service visits
where the problem could have been
rectified as described in these
operating instructions.
What to do if . . .
. . . a programme will not start.
Check whether,
^ the appliance door is closed
properly.
^ the system lock has been activated
(see "System lock").
^ "door" appears in the display. The
door has not been opened for a long
time (approx. 20 minutes). See "door"
message.
^ the appliance is plugged into the
mains supply and switched on at the
socket.
^ the mains fuse has tripped because
the mains voltage or another
appliance is faulty (disconnect the
appliance from the mains supply and
call a qualified electrician or Miele.
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 prevent any humidity building up
in the oven, on the control panel or on
the oven housing unit.
It will switch off automatically.
. . . the display does not light up.
Check whether,
^ the time of day display has been
switched off (press and hold the m
button for a few seconds).
^ 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 cooking duration.
^ Check whether the correct power
level was selected for the duration
set.
The lower the power level, the longer
the duration required.
^ Check whether the programme has
been interrupted and not restarted.
Problem solving guide
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. . . the microwave operation works
but not the lighting.
^ You can then operate the appliance
as normal, but not the lighting.
Contact Miele if you need to replace
the lighting.
. . . 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 select a lower power level
and lengthen the duration required.
. . . the microwave switches itself off
during a cooking, reheating or
defrosting programme.
There may be insufficient air circulation.
Check whether,
^ the air inlet or outlet is blocked.
If so, remove it. 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 Miele.
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.
Problem solving guide
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In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, or if the
appliance is under warranty, please
contact:
– your Miele Chartered Agent
or
– Miele.
You will find the telephone number
and address of your nearest office
on the back cover of this manual.
When contacting your Chartered Agent
or Miele, please quote the model and
serial number of your appliance. This
information is given on the data plate,
which is located on the inside of the
appliance front.
Warranty
The warranty for this appliance is 2
years.
For further information on warranty
conditions, please refer to the warranty
booklet supplied with the appliance.
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.
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an AC single phase
220-240 V 50 Hz supply.
Fuse protection is to be conducted as
follows: Connection to an earthed
power socket, protected with 10 A-L
automat or fuse 10 A.
Connection must only be made via a
suitable switched socket. The electrical
system must comply with VDE0100.
The appliance should be positioned so
that the plug is accessible.
Connection should be made via 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 it is installed via an
isolator switch, connection must be
carried out by an electrician.
When switched off, there must be an
all-pole contact gap of 3 mm in the
switch (including switch, fuses and
relays).
The voltage, rated load and fuse rating
are given on the data plate situated at
the front of the oven interior. Please
ensure these match the household
mains supply.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must
be replaced by a Miele approved ser-
vice technician to avoid a hazard.
Do not connect the machine to an
inverter such as those used with an
autonomous energy source e.g. Solar
power. When switched on, peak loads
in the system can cause the safety
switch off mechanism to be triggered.
This can damage the electronic unit.
The machine must not be used with
so-called Energy saving devices
either. These reduce the amount of
energy supplied to the machine,
causing it to overheat.
Electrical connection
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When building in the appliance,
ensure that the vents at the front of
the appliance are not hindered.
Make sure that there is a gap of at
least 2.5 mm between the sides of
the appliance and adjoining furniture
doors and at least 4 mm above the
appliance.
The appliance is designed to be built
into a tall unit and is also suitable for
underbench installation.
The installation of the microwave oven
below a cooktop or above a plate
warming drawer is not permitted.
Building-in dimensions
Underbench
To transport the appliance, make
sure that you lift it by the appliance
housing and not by the frame. The
frame is not sturdy enough to bear
the weight of the appliance when it
is being carried.
Installation
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Tall unit
Building-in kit
The following items are supplied in the
accessory pack for installing the
appliance:
Installation
The appliance must be built in
before it can be used. Otherwise it
poses an electric shock hazard.
There are three spacers in the
accessory pack: one for the right-hand
side (R) and two for the left-hand side
(L), depending on whether the housing
unit wall is 16 or 19 mm thick.
^ Attach the correct left-hand spacer
applicable to the thickness of the
housing unit wall to one of the hooks
supplied.
^ Attach the other hook to the
right-hand spacer.
^ Before securing the hooks, make
sure that the screws are fitted where
the housing unit wall is at least 16
mm thick.
^ Draw a line on both sides of the
housing unit 420 mm above the floor
of the housing unit.
^ Position the lower edge of the spacer
on this line and align the stopper at
the front of the spacer with the front
of the housing unit side wall.
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^ To secure the spacers and hooks,
place a screw in one of the front two
holes and another in the middle of
the long hole at the back.
The long hole allows for adjustment if
necessary, and the two additional
holes are in case additional screws
are required.
^ Slide the appliance into the housing
unit, and pull the cable with the plug*
through the back of the unit.
* Plug shown is for illustration
purposes only.
^ Secure the appliance at the front by
lifting it over the hooks and lowering it
into position.
^ Check that the appliance is secure
by pushing lightly on the upper edge
of the front frame.
^ Check that it is correctly aligned.
^ Connect the appliance to the
electricity supply.
Installation
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