Miele M82612 manual

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  • Brand: Miele
  • Product: Microwave
  • Model/name: M82612
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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Operating instructions
Microwave oven
M 8261-2
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. 07 679 390
en - AU, NZ
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Description of the appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Oven interior and accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Grilling rack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Glass tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Gourmet plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Boiling rod. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Caring for the environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Description of the functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
How the microwave oven works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Description of functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
What can a microwave oven do?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
In what ways can a microwave oven be used? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Microwave Solo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Grilling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Combination mode (Microwave + Grill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Suitable containers for microwave ovens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Material and shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Testing dishes for their suitability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
The cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Setting the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Altering the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Switching off the time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Night time switch-off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
To open the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Placing the dish in the oven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Turntable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
To close the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Starting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
"door" message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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Interrupting or re-starting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Altering the settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
To cancel a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
At the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Automatic warming function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Quick start (programmable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
System lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Minute minder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Altering a minute minder entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Minute minder + cooking function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Operation - Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Gourmet plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Some suggested uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Operation - Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Automatic defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Automatic cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Recipes - Automatic programmes ° . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Saving your favourite programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Changing the settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Reheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Defrosting/Defrosting and reheating or cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Bottling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Some suggested uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Oven interior and inside of the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Appliance front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Electrical connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
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Oven interior and accessories
aOven door
bDoor lock mechanism
cQuartz grill
dControl panel
eTurntable
fGrilling rack
gGlass tray
hGourmet plate
iCover
jBoiling rod
Description of the appliance
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Control panel
kElectronic timer and clock display
lRotary selector for microwave power,
grill and combination programmes
mSelector to enter time and weight
nAutomatic programme buttons
oTime of day button m
pMinute minder button l
qMemory button (to save a 1-3 stage
programme sequence)
rStop/cancel button
sStart button / Add a minute
button / Quick start button
(programmable) c
tDoor release button a
Description of the appliance
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Accessories supplied
Grilling rack
The grilling rack can be used for all
functions with and without
microwave power, except for
Microwave Solo mode.
To avoid the grilling rack being used
inadvertently on Microwave Solo, it
should not be kept inside the
microwave oven.
Glass tray
The glass tray is suitable for use with all
cooking functions.
When grilling directly on the rack, the
glass tray should be placed underneath
the rack to catch any fat or juices.
Gourmet plate
The gourmet plate is a round, non-stick
grilling plate. It can be used to heat
snacks or small meals quickly whilst
maintaining crispness.
Cover
The cover supplied must only be used
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 ensure that all users are
familiar with the contents. Pass them
on to any future owner of the
appliance.
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.
~ Never use the microwave to store or
dry items which could ignite easily.
Moisture evaporates. Fire hazard!
~ 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.
~ This appliance may only be installed
and used in mobile installations if a risk
assessment of the installation has been
carried out by a suitably qualified
engineer and the safety requirements
for correct use of this appliance have
been met.
Safety with children
~ Children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with the
appliance. This appliance is not a toy!
To avoid the risk of injury, keep children
well away and do not allow them to play
with it or to use the controls. They will
not understand the potential dangers
posed by it. They should be supervised
whenever you are working in the
kitchen.
~ Older children may only use the
cooktop when its operation has been
clearly explained to them and they are
able to use it safely, recognising the
dangers of misuse.
~ When grilling with or without the
microwave function, the oven interior,
grill element and door can get hot. Do
not let small children touch the oven
while it is in operation, as there is the
danger of being burnt. Supervise its
use by elderly or infirm people.
Warning and Safety instructions
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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.
~ 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.
~ 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 any
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.
Warning and Safety instructions
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~ 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.
~ 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 reheating
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.
Warning and Safety instructions
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~ 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.
~ Do not use full power to warm empty
dishes or to dry out herbs. The
appliance could be damaged is used
without food, or if it is incorrectly
loaded.
~ Never cook or reheat food or liquids
in sealed containers, jars or bottles.
With baby bottles, the screw top and
teat must be removed.
Otherwise pressure builds up which
can cause the bottle or container to
explode, posing a severe risk of injury.
~ Before serving, remember to allow a
sufficient standing time and then
always check the temperature of the
actual food itself after taking it out of the
microwave. The temperature of the
container is not an indication of the
temperature of the food or liquid in it.
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. 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 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.
~ 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.
The rack and gourmet plate supplied
with the appliance are designed to be
compatible with microwaves and can
therefore be used for grilling with or
without the microwave function. Do not
use the rack for Microwave Solo.
~ Do not use the rack and the gourmet
plate at the same time. This will
damage the gourmet plate.
Always place the gourmet plate directly
on the turntable.
~ Do not use the cover with the
gourmet plate, as the cover will get too
hot.
~ Do not leave the oven unattended
when reheating or cooking food in
disposable containers made of plastic,
paper or other inflammable materials.
Only those plastic disposable
containers which are specified by the
manufacturer as suitable for use in a
microwave oven may be used.
~ 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!
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
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.
~ 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.
~ Wear oven gloves when placing
dishes in, and taking them out of the
oven, or when handling dishes or food
in the oven if the grill is on or has just
been in operation. Danger of burning!
~ The gourmet plate gets extremely
hot when in use. Always use oven
gloves when handling it to avoid burns.
Place it on a suitable heat-resistant mat
or pot rest.
The rack and glass tray get hot during
grilling (with and without the microwave
function).
Danger of burning!
~ Never place the hot glass tray (or
any other hot cooking containers) on a
cold surface, such as a tiled or granite
worktop. The glass tray or container
could crack or shatter, and the worktop
surface could get damaged. Therefore,
use a suitable heat-resistant mat or pot
rest.
~ Do not use the appliance to heat up
the room. Due to the high temperatures
radiated, objects near the appliance
could catch fire.
~ When using an electric socket near
the appliance, care should be taken
that the cable of the electrical
appliance does not come into contact
with the hot appliance. The insulation of
the cable could melt and get damaged.
~ 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 mercury or liquid
thermometer as they are unsuitable for
such high temperatures and break
easily.
~ Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to clean this appliance.
Pressurised steam could reach the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
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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.
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How the microwave oven
works
In a microwave oven there is a
high-frequency tube called a
magnetron. This converts electrical
energy into microwaves. These
microwaves are distributed evenly
throughout the oven interior, and
rebound off the metal sides of the oven
interior to reach the food from all sides.
Microwave distribution is improved with
the turntable engaged.
In order for microwaves to reach the
food, they must be able to penetrate
the cooking utensil being used.
Microwaves can penetrate porcelain,
glass, cardboard and plastics, but not
metal. Do not, therefore, use utensils
made of metal, or which contain metal,
for example in the form of gold or silver
trim. The metal reflects the microwaves
and this could lead to the creation of
sparks. The microwaves cannot be
absorbed.
Microwaves pass through a suitable
container and find their way directly into
the food. All food contains moisture
molecules which, when subjected to
microwave energy, start to oscillate 2.5
thousand million times a second. The
friction caused by this vibration creates
heat, which first starts developing
around the outside of the food and then
slowly penetrates towards the centre.
The moisture, fat and sugar content of
food will affect the speed at which it is
cooked.
As heat is produced directly in the
food,
– food can generally be cooked
without adding much liquid or
cooking oil.
– cooking, reheating and defrosting in
a microwave oven is quicker than
using conventional methods.
– nutrients, such as vitamins and
minerals, are generally retained.
– the colour, texture and taste of food
are not impaired.
Microwaves stop being produced as
soon as the cooking process is
interrupted or the appliance door is
opened.
When the appliance is in operation, the
closed, sealed door prevents
microwaves escaping from the
appliance.
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What can a microwave oven
do?
In the microwave oven, food is cooked,
reheated or defrosted quickly.
You can use 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.
In what ways can a microwave
oven be used?
Microwave Solo mode
Suitable for defrosting, reheating and
cooking.
Grilling
Ideal for grilling very thin cuts of meat,
e.g. bacon.
Combination mode (Microwave +
Grill)
Ideal for browning dishes with
toppings. The microwave cooks the
food, and the grill browns it.
Automatic programmes
You can choose from the following
automatic programmes:
– Five defrosting programmes
(N: Ad 1 bis Ad 5),
– three cooking programmes for frozen
food
(N °: AC 1 bis AC 4 ),
– three cooking programmes for fresh
food
(°: AC 1 bis AC 8 ),
These programmes are weight
dependent. You enter the weight of the
food, and then the cooking time is
calculated automatically.
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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, 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
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.
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Do not place aluminium foil dishes
on the grilling rack in case the dish
sparks or arcs. If sparks occur,
transfer food to a microwave-safe
container.
– Pieces of aluminium foil
For even defrosting and to avoid
overcooking unevenly shaped cuts of
meat, poultry or fish, small pieces of
aluminium foil may be used to mask
wingtips or other thin parts for the last
few minutes of the programme.
Make sure that the aluminium foil is
at least 2 cm from the oven walls at
all times. It must not touch the walls.
– Metal meat skewers or clamps
These should only be used if they are
very small in comparison to the size of
the cut of meat.
Glassware
Heat-resistant glass or ceramic glass
are ideal for use in the microwave oven.
Crystal glass is unsuitable as it
contains lead which could cause the
glass to crack in the microwave.
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
oven 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.
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.
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 immediately (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.
– the gourmet plate is being used.
Because the cover can only
withstand temperatures of up to
110°C, it must only be used in
Microwave Solo mode.
It must not be used in conjunction
with the gourmet plate. At
temperatures in excess of 110°C,
the plastic can melt and fuse with
the food.
The cover should not form a seal
with the container. If the cover is
used with a container which only has
a narrow diameter, there might not
be enough room for condensation to
escape through the holes in the top.
The cover could get too hot and
could start to melt.
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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.
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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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The grill can be used on 4 settings: by
itself, and in combination with the
Microwave function at one of three
different power levels.
If the total grilling time required is less
than 15 minutes, the grill should be
pre-heated for approx. 5 minutes
before placing food under it.
Thin, flat cuts of fish and meat should
usually be turned half way through
grilling for even results. Larger,
chunkier pieces should be turned
several times.
Grilling times depend on the type and
thickness of the food and on the user's
preference for a rare or well-cooked
result.
When grilling directly on the rack, the
glass tray should be placed underneath
the rack to catch any fat or juices.
^ Place the food in a suitable dish.
^ Place the glass tray, the rack and
glass tray, or the dish containing the
food on the turntable.
Caution. The rack and glass tray
become hot during use.
Danger of burning.
The glass tray and grill rack will be
easier to clean if washed in soapywater
immediately after grilling.
Grilling without the Microwave
function
Ideal for grilling thin cuts of meat, e.g.
steak or sausages.
^ Turn the power selector to n.
The grill symbol n will light up in the
display. 0:00 will flash.
^ Select a cooking duration using the
time selector.
^ Press the Start button.
An audible tone will sound at the end
of the process.
To change a cooking duration
The cooking duration can be changed
during operation. To do this, interrupt
the cooking programme by pressing
the Stop/C button, and change the
duration. Continue the cooking process
by pressing the Start button.
The cooking duration can also be
extended during operation by pressing
the Start button once for each minute
you wish to extend the cooking duration
by.
The area on the ceiling around the grill
becomes discoloured over time. This is
an unavoidable consequence of use,
and does not impair the function of the
appliance in any way.
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Combination mode -
Microwave + Grill
This function is very good for baking
and browning. The microwave cooks
the food, and the grill browns it.
The grill can be combined with one of
three different microwave power levels:
150, 300 and 450 Watt.
It is possible during the cooking
process to switch between the different
power levels without interrupting the
programme.
^ Use the programme selector to select
the required combination Q, X or
L.
h, the microwave power level and
the grill symbol n will light up in the
display. 0:00 will flash.
^ Select a cooking duration using the
time selector.
^ Press the Start button.
An audible tone will sound at the end
of the process.
To change a cooking duration
The cooking duration entered can be
changed during operation if required.
Interrupt the process by pressing the
Stop/C button, and change the
duration. To continue, press the Start
button.
The cooking duration can also be
extended during operation by pressing
the Start button once for each minute
you wish to extend the cooking duration
by.
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Use
The gourmet plate gets extremely
hot when in use. Always use oven
gloves when handling it to avoid
burns. Place it on a suitable
heat-resistant mat or pot rest.
Before using for the first time
Before using the gourmet plate for the
first time, fill it with 400 ml water and
add 3-4 tbsps vinegar or lemon juice.
Heat for 5 minutes on 450 W + Grill L.
The gourmet plate has an
easy-to-clean anti-stick coating so
that food can be removed easily.
The coating is susceptible to cuts
and scratches. Therefore do not cut
food up directly on the plate.
Use wooden or plastic utensils to
mix or turn food. Metallic or sharp
objects can damage the coating.
Searing/browning food
Because food does not stick to the
anti-stick coating, only very little fat or
oil is necessary when cooking with this
dish.
Never leave the appliance
unattended when cooking with oil or
fats, as these are a fire hazard if
allowed to overheat.
^ When using the gourmet plate, make
sure that the food is ready to transfer
to the gourmet plate as soon as it has
heated up.
^ Place the gourmet plate directly on
the turntable.
Do not place it on the rack. Make
sure there is a gap of approx. 2 cm
between the gourmet plate and the
interior walls of the appliance,
otherwise sparking could occur and
damage the gourmet plate and the
oven interior.
^ Heat the plate up on 450 W + Grill
L for approx. 5 minutes.
Do not overheat the empty gourmet
plate, otherwise the coating could
be damaged.
If using oil, you can either heat up the
oil on the gourmet plate, or you can
heat the oil separately and then add it
to the plate.
Butter, however, should always be
added after heating up the gourmet
plate. It has a lower burning point than
oil and would get too dark or burn if
added too soon.
Always dry meat, poultry, fish and
vegetables thoroughly before placing
them on the gourmet plate.
Do not use the gourmet plate to
cook eggs or reheat cooked eggs.
The eggs can explode.
Gourmet plate
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Some suggested uses
Pre-heat the gourmet plate directly on
the turntable for 5 minutes at 450 W +
Grill L.
Fish fingers (frozen),
150 g + 2 tbsp oil
L, 3-4 minutes each side
Hamburgers 2 burgers + 2 tbsp oil
L, 3-4 minutes each side
Croquette potatoes (frozen),
10-12 + 2 tbsp oil
L, 6-8 minutes, turning halfway
through
Fillet steak, approx. 200 g
Q, 5 minutes each side (according to
taste)
Pizza (frozen), 300 g,
L, 7-9 minutes
Pizza (fresh), without pre-heating
L, 15 minutes approx.
(depending on topping)
Recipes
Croque monsieur (Serves 3)
Cook time: 10 - 15 minutes
6 slices of bread
30 g soft butter
75 g grated Emmental cheese
3 slices of cooked ham
Butter the bread. Add the cheese to
three of the bread slices in equal
amounts and arrange a slice of ham on
top of each. Place the remaining three
slices of bread on top of the ham with
the buttered side face down. Pre-heat
the gourmet plate for 5 minutes at 450
W + Grill. Remove from the oven, then
place the bread on the gourmet plate.
Now place the gourmet plate on the
turntable, and brown for approx 3
minutes per side at 450 W + Grill.
Other fillings could include tuna, finely
sliced onion rings, pineapple, cheese
and ham.
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Vegetable stir fry (Serves 3)
Cook time: 25 - 35 minutes
2 onions
2 tbsp oil
100 g mushrooms, cleaned
150 g baby carrots or carrot slices
100 g broccoli florets
1 red capsicum
1 tomato
Salt, pepper
30 g grated Parmesan cheese
Slice the onions into fine rings. Halve,
quarter and deseed the capsicum, and
then cut into strips. Dice the tomato.
Place the gourmet plate on the
turntable, and pre-heat for approx. 5
minutes at 450 W + Grill. Place the oil
and the onions on the gourmet plate,
and brown the onions for approx 2
minutes at 450 W + Grill. Add the
mushrooms, carrots, broccoli,
capsicum strips, diced tomato and
seasoning. Mix well. Cook for 6 minutes
at 450 W + Grill. Turn out and sprinkle
with Parmesan cheese before serving.
Home-made potato rösti
(Serves 2)
Cook time: 25 - 30 minutes
400 g peeled potatoes
2 small onions
50 g grated Emmental cheese
Salt, pepper
20 g butter
Coarsely grate the potato and onion,
and mix together with the cheese, salt
and pepper. Place the gourmet plate
on the turntable, and pre-heat for
approx. 5 minutes at 450 W + Grill. Melt
the butter on the hot gourmet plate.
Remove from the oven, add the potato
mixture and press it into the gourmet
plate. Place the gourmet plate back on
the turntable, and cook for approx 8
minutes at 450 W + Grill. Turn over, and
cook for a further 4 minutes until
golden.
Garnish with smoked salmon or strips
of ham.
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Pork fillets
(Serves 2)
Cook time: 15 - 20 minutes
1 piece pork fillet (approx. 400 g)
4 rashers streaky bacon
Salt, pepper
10 g butter
200 g sliced mushrooms
200 ml double cream
2 tbsp brandy
Cut the pork into 4 slices. Season each
slice with salt and pepper, and wrap in
a rasher of streaky bacon. Place the
gourmet plate on the turntable, and
pre-heat for approx. 5 minutes at 450 W
+ Grill. Add the butter to the plate, and
place the pork slices on top. Now place
the gourmet plate on the turntable, and
brown for approx 3 minutes per side at
450 W + Grill. Transfer the meat to a
serving dish, cover and keep warm.
Add the mushrooms, cream and
brandy to the juices from the meat.
Lightly cook for approx. 4 minutes at
900 W. Serve with the meat.
Pork fillet in a Roquefort sauce
Cook time: 10 - 12 minutes
Cut the pork into 4 slices. Cook for
approx. 4 minutes on the pre-heated
gourmet plate at 450 W + Grill. Add 50
ml white wine, 125 ml double cream, 2
tbsp roux (made from 1 tbsp each of
flour and melted butter) and 150 g
Roquefort cheese. Stir the sauce until
smooth, and cook for a further 3
minutes.
Curry chicken
(Serves 3)
Cook time: 25 - 35 minutes
600 g chicken or turkey breasts
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp white wine
2 tbsp apple juice
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt, freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp curry powder
A pinch of finely chopped rosemary
A pinch of ground ginger
A pinch of cayenne pepper
1
/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
20 g butter
Dice the meat into 2 x 2 cm pieces.
Combine the rest of the ingredients
apart from the butter, mix together well,
and sprinkle over the meat. Turn the
meat so it is well coated with the herbs
and spices, and leave to stand for
approx. 30 minutes. Place the gourmet
plate on the turntable, and pre-heat for
approx. 5 minutes at 450 W + Grill.
Remove from the oven, melt the butter
in the heated plate, then add the meat.
Place the plate back on the turntable,
and cook for approx. 4 minutes at 450
W + Grill. Turn the meat, and cook for a
further 4 minutes at the same setting.
Drain surplus liquid from the meat if
necessary so that it browns well.
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Fisherman's salmon (Serves 2)
Cook time: 5 - 10 minutes
2 pieces of salmon fillet (each 150 g)
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt, white pepper
Drizzle the salmon with the lemon juice,
and leave to stand for approx. 10
minutes. Place the gourmet plate on the
turntable, and pre-heat for approx. 5
minutes at 450 W + Grill. Remove from
the oven, pat the fish dry with kitchen
paper, and place on the gourmet plate.
Place the gourmet plate back on the
turntable, and cook for approx 11
/2 –
2 minutes per side at 450 W + Grill.
Serve with rice, hollandaise sauce or
melted butter and a fresh green salad.
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Pineapple cake
Cook time: 20 - 25 minutes
For the cake:
2 eggs
80 g sugar
11
/2 ripe bananas
30 g chocolate chips
100 g plain flour
3
/4 tsp. baking powder
Topping:
1 tin pineapple chunks
(drained weight 240 g)
11
/2 tbsp brown sugar
11
/2 tbsp desiccated coconut
Beat together the eggs and sugar until
frothy. Mash the bananas with a fork,
and add to the egg mixture. Sift
together the flour and the baking
powder, stir in the chocolate chips, and
fold into the mixture. Spread the mixture
into the gourmet plate. Scatter the
drained pineapple over the mixture,
and sprinkle over the sugar and
desiccated coconut. Place the gourmet
plate on the turntable. Bake the cake
for approx. 10 minutes at 450 W + Grill
until golden. Cut into 8 slices.
Quick almond tart
Cook time: 20 - 25 minutes
For the pastry:
100 g plain flour
1
/2 level tsp baking powder
75 g butter or margarine
30 g sugar
Filling:
75 g butter
100 g chopped almonds
Few drops of almond essence
30 g sugar
1
/2 packet vanilla sugar
75 ml double cream
To spread over the top:
50 g apricot jam
Mix together the flour, baking powder,
butter and sugar, and knead to a
smooth dough. Roll out the mixture into
the gourmet plate, and build up the
edges to 1 cm. Place the gourmet plate
on the turntable, and bake the base for
approx. 4 minutes at 450 W + Grill. For
the filling, melt the butter in a pan on
the hob, stir in the rest of the
ingredients and simmer for approx. 5
minutes. Whilst still hot, spoon the
mixture into the base. Place the
gourmet plate on the turntable, and
bake the tart for approx. 5 minutes at
450 W + Grill until golden. When cool,
spread with apricot jam. Cut into 8
slices.
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All of the automatic programmes are
weight dependent.
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 four programmes for frozen
food and eight programmes for fresh
food. The standing time for each of
these programmes is approx. 2
minutes.
Only use the cover supplied with the
microwave on Microwave Solo
mode.
Never use a cover when the grill is
switched on, i.e. on Programmes AC
4 to AC 8.
The plastic can melt and fuse with
the food.
Cooking food from frozen N °
AC 1 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)
AC 4 2 Chips (0.2 – 0.4 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)
AC 4 3 Kebabs (0.2 – 0.8 kg)
AC 5 ; Chicken (small, whole)
(0.9 –1.8 kg)
AC 6 4 Chicken drumsticks
(0.25 – 1.0 kg)
AC 7 5 Fish pie (0.5 – 1.5 kg)
AC 8 W Savoury bakes, e.g.
Potato gratin (0.5 – 1.5 kg)
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^ Press the relevant button repeatedly
until the automatic programme
required shows in the display. For
example, to call up programme
AC 5 ; (Chicken, small, whole),
press the ° button five times. g
will flash in the display to request the
weight to be entered, and the
programme (e.g. AC 5) will light up,
together with the symbols for the
functions being used (h for
Microwave and n for Grill).
^ Use the rotary selector to enter the
weight.
^ Press the Start button.
The duration (which depends on the
weight) will begin to count down, and
the symbols for the functions that are
currently in use will light up (h and/or
n).
An audible tone will sound halfway
through the cooking 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
Place cooking container on the
turntable.
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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
Place cooking container on the
turntable.
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
Place cooking container on the
turntable.
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AC 4 3 Kebabs
Pork kebabs
(8 skewers)
Cook time: 25 – 35 minutes
+ 1 hour resting time
1 pork fillet, approx. 300 g
1 red capsicum
2 onions
For the marinade:
8 tbsp oil
Pepper, salt, sweet paprika and chilli
powder
8 wooden skewers
Cut the pork fillet into 16 cubes. Wash
the capsicum and cut into bite-sized
pieces. Peel the onion and cut into
eighths.
Arrange the meat, capsicum and
onions alternately on the skewers.
Mix together the ingredients for the
marinade, and brush onto the kebabs.
Set aside for 1 hour.
Put the kebabs on the grilling rack, and
place on the glass tray in the
microwave oven. Turn halfway through
grilling when the audible tone sounds.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 4 3
Weight: 100 g per kebab
Place the grilling rack containing the
food on the glass tray on the turntable
Chicken kebabs
(8 skewers)
Cook time: 25 – 35 minutes
+ 1 hour resting time
4 chicken breasts, each approx. 120 g
4 pineapple slices (tinned)
16 apricot halves (tinned)
For the marinade:
4 tbsp vegetable oil
4 tbsp sesame oil
Salt and pepper
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp curry powder
A little chilli powder
Optional: ground ginger or ground
coriander
8 wooden skewers
Cut each chicken breast into 4 pieces.
Cut the pineapple slices into quarters.
Drain the apricots well.
Mix together all of the ingredients for
the marinade.
Arrange the chicken pieces, pineapple
and apricots alternately on the wooden
skewers, brush with the marinade and
set aside for 1 hour.
Put the kebabs on the grilling rack, and
place on the glass tray in the
microwave oven. Turn halfway through
grilling when the audible tone sounds.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 4 3
Weight: 100 g per kebab
Place the grilling rack containing the
food on the glass tray on the turntable
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AC 5 ; Chicken
Cut the chicken in half. Brush with
melted butter or oil, and season.
Arrange the two halves with the cut side
uppermost on the grilling rack on top of
the glass tray, and place in the
microwave oven. Halfway through
cooking when an audible tone sounds,
turn the chicken over and continue to
cook.
AC 6 4 Chicken drumsticks
Brush the drumsticks with melted butter
or oil, and season. Put the drumsticks
on the grilling rack on top of the glass
tray, and place in the microwave oven.
Halfway through cooking when an
audible tone sounds, turn the
drumsticks over and continue to cook.
For programmes AC 5 and AC 6
For a good colour and flavour when
grilling chicken, sprinkle with a mixture
of paprika and curry powder.
AC 7 5 Fish pie
Crispy fish pie (Serves 2)
Cook time: 25 - 35 minutes
400 g perch fillets
3 tbsp lemon juice
Salt and white pepper
50 g butter
2 tsp mustard
1 onion, finely diced
40 g Cheddar cheese, grated
20 g golden fresh breadcrumbs
2 tbsp freshly chopped dill
Drizzle the fish fillet with the lemon
juice, and leave to stand for approx. 10
minutes. Grease a shallow baking dish
with a little butter.
Pat the fish dry, season with salt and
pepper and arrange in the dish.
Melt the butter for 40 – 50 seconds at
450 W, then mix well with the mustard,
onion, Cheddar, breadcrumbs and dill.
Spread over the fish. Cook until golden.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 7 5
Weight: 600 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable.
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Perch and tomato gratin
(Serves 4)
Cook time: 35 - 45 minutes
500 g perch fillet
2 tbsp lemon juice
500 g tomatoes
Herb salt
2 tsp oregano, finely chopped
150 g Cheddar cheese, grated
Cut the perch into pieces, drizzle with
lemon juice and leave to stand for
approx. 10 minutes.
Dice the tomatoes, and place in a
baking dish with the fish and half of the
cheese.
Season generously with herb salt and
oregano, and mix well.
Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and
bake uncovered.
Setting: Cooking fresh food
AC 7 5
Weight: 1,150 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable.
AC 8 W Savoury bakes
Vegetable gratin
(Serves 4)
Cook time: approx. 40 minutes
400 g cauliflower or broccoli
400 g carrots
For the cheese sauce:
20 g margarine
20 g plain flour
300 ml vegetable stock (instant)
200 ml milk
100 g Emmental cheese, diced
50 g Cheddar cheese, grated
Salt, pepper and grated nutmeg
1 tbsp chopped parsley
Cut the cauliflower or broccoli into small
florettes, and finely slice the carrots
(approx. 3 mm thick). Place the
vegetables in a baking dish (approx.
24 cm in diameter), and mix well.
Melt the margarine in a pan on the hob,
stir in the flour and then add the stock
and milk whilst continuing to stir. Stir in
the Emmental cheese, and simmer until
the cheese has melted. Season
generously with salt, pepper and
grated nutmeg, and stir in the parsley.
Pour the sauce over the vegetables,
sprinkle with Cheddar and bake
uncovered.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 8 W
Weight: 1,500 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable.
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Potato cheese gratin
(Serves 4)
Cook time: 25 - 30 minutes
500 g potatoes, peeled
250 ml double cream
125 g crème fraîche
150 g Cheddar cheese, grated
1 clove of garlic
Salt, black pepper, nutmeg
Butter
Slice the potatoes finely, mix with
approx. 2/3 of the cheese, and place in
the base of a greased baking dish
(approx. 24 cm in diameter) with the
garlic.
Mix together the cream and crème
fraîche, season with salt, pepper and
nutmeg and pour over the potato and
cheese mixture. Sprinkle with the rest of
the cheese and bake uncovered.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 8 W
Weight: 1,050 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 on Grill,
and finally 3 minutes at 150 W + Grill).
Programming
(The example given is for a 3-stage
programme.)
^ First select the function 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 function 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 power 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.
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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, as they could explode.
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.
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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 eggplants, 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.
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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.
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-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
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.
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