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  • Brand: Zanussi
  • Product: Microwave
  • Model/name: ZKC38310XK
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Table of Contents

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User Manual 1
Microwave Oven
ZKC38310 XK
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Microwave safety......................................1
The advantages of microwaves ...................3
Description of your oven............................4
Basic settings...........................................6
Setting the clock .......................................6
Child lock.................................................6
Basic functions.........................................7
Microwaves + Grill ....................................7
Hot-Air ....................................................7
Microwaves + Hot-Air................................7
Grill + Fan ................................................7
Auto Defrost.............................................8
When the oven is working... .......................8
Interrupting a cooking cycle........................8
Altering parameters...................................8
Cancelling a cooking cycle..........................9
End of a cooking cycle ...............................9
Cooking with a microwave oven..................9
Cooking with the grill...............................10
What kind of ovenware can be used? ........ 12
Microwave function ................................ 12
Grill and Hot-Air functions ....................... 12
Combined functions................................ 12
Aluminium containers and foil.................. 12
Lids...................................................... 13
Oven Cleaning and Maintenance ............... 14
Front surface ......................................... 14
Oven interior.......................................... 14
Oven ceiling........................................... 15
Accessories........................................... 15
What should I do if the oven doesn’t work? 15
Substitution of light bulb ......................... 16
Technical characteristics ......................... 16
Description of Functions.......................... 16
Specifications ........................................ 17
Installation instructions........................... 17
Before installation................................... 17
Electrical Installation............................... 18
After installation..................................... 18
Installation ............................................ 21
Microwave safety
Warning! Never leave the oven unwatched,
especially when using paper, plastic or
other combustible materials. These
materials can char and may fire. FIRE RISK!
Warning! If you see smoke or fire, keep the
door closed in order to smother the flames.
Switch off the oven and take the plug out of
the socket or cut off the oven power supply.
Warning! Do not heat pure alcohol or
alcoholic drinks in the microwave. FIRE
Warning! Do not heat liquids or other foods
in closed containers since these may
explode readily.
Warning! 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 use
of the appliance by a person responsible for
their safety.
Warning! Children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with the
Warning! If the oven has a combined
function mode (microwave with other
means of heating), children should not be
allowed to use the oven without adult
supervision on account of the high
temperatures generated.
Warning! The oven cannot be used if:
The door is not closed correctly;
The door hinges are damaged;
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The surfaces of the contact between the
door and the oven front are damaged;
The door window glass is damaged;
There is frequent electrical arcing
inside the oven even though there is no
metal object inside.
The oven can only be used again after it has
been repaired by a Technical Assistance
Service technician.
During use the appliance becomes hot.
Care should be taken to avoid touching
heating elements inside the oven.
Warning! Accessible parts may become hot
during use. Young children should be kept
Microwave safety
Never heat baby foods or drinks in bottles
or jars with the teats or lids on them. After
heating the food mix or shake well so that
the heat is spread evenly. Check the food
temperature before feeding this to the child.
To avoid food overheating or burning it is
very important not to select long time
periods or power levels that are too high
when heating small quantities of food. For
example, a bread roll can burn after 3
minutes if the power selected is too high.
For toasting, use just the grilling function
and watch the oven all the time. It you use a
combined function to toast bread it will
catch fire in a very short time.
Make sure you never catch the power
cables of other electrical appliances in the
hot door or the oven. The cable insulation
may melt. Danger of short-circuiting!
Take care when heating liquids!
When liquids (water, coffee, tea, milk, etc.) are
nearly at boiling point inside the oven and are
taken out suddenly, they may spurt out of their
To avoid that type of situation when heating
liquids, put a teaspoon or glass rod inside the
This oven is exclusively for domestic use!
Use the oven only for preparing meals.
Avoid damaging the oven or other dangerous
situations by following these instructions:
Do not switch on the oven without the
turntable support, the turntable ring and the
respective plate being in place.
Never switch on the microwave when it is
empty. If there is no food inside there may
be an electrical overcharge and the oven
could be damaged. RISK OF DAMAGE!
For carrying out oven programming tests
put a glass of water inside the oven. The
water will absorb the microwaves and the
oven will not be damaged.
Do not cover or obstruct the ventilation
Use only dishes suitable for microwaves.
Before using dishes and containers in the
microwave, check that these are suitable
(see the section on types of dishes).
Never remove the mica cover on the ceiling
of the oven interior! This cover stops fat
and pieces of food damaging the
microwave generator.
Do not keep any inflammable object inside
the oven as it may burn if the oven is
switched on.
Do not use the oven as a pantry.
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Eggs with their shells and whole boiled
eggs must not be heated in microwave
ovens because they may explode.
Do not use the oven for frying as it is
impossible to control the temperature of oil
heated by microwaves.
To avoid being burnt, always use oven
gloves for handling dishes and containers
and touching the oven.
Do not lean or sit on the open oven door.
This may damage the oven, especially in
the hinge zone. The door can bear a
maximum weight of 8 kg.
The turntable and the grills can bear a
maximum load of 8 kg. To avoid damaging
the oven, do not exceed this load.
Warning! Your microwave oven must be
cleaned regularly. All food remains must be
removed (see section on Oven Cleaning). If
the microwave oven is not kept clean its
surface may deteriorate and this may
shorten the oven’s working life and could
even result in a dangerous situation.
Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or
sharp metal scrapers to clean the oven door
glass since they can scratch the surface,
which may result in shattering of the glass.
The door contact surfaces (the front of the
cavity and the inside part of the doors)
must be kept very clean in order to ensure
the oven functions correctly.
Please follow the instructions regarding
cleaning in the section “Oven Cleaning and
Warning – Microwaves! The outer
protection of the oven must not be
removed. It is dangerous for anyone not
authorised by the manufacturer to carry out
any kind of repair or maintenance work.
If the power cable is damaged it should be
substituted by the manufacturer, authorised
agents or technicians qualified for this task
in order to avoid dangerous situations.
Furthermore, special tools are required for
this task.
Repair and maintenance work, especially of
current carrying parts, can only be carried
out by technicians authorised by the
The advantages of microwaves
In conventional ovens, heat radiated by
electrical elements or gas burners slowly
penetrates the food from outside to inside.
On account of this there is a major amount
of energy is wasted heating the air, the oven
components and the food containers.
In a microwave oven, heat is generated by
the food itself and the heat travels from
inside to outside. No heat is lost to the air,
the walls of the oven cavity or the dishes
and containers (if these are suitable for use
in microwave oven), in other words, only
the food is heated.
Microwave ovens have the following
1. Shorter cooking times; in general these
are up to 3/4 less than the time required
for conventional cooking.
2. Ultra-fast food defrosting, thus reducing
the danger of bacterial development.
3. Energy savings.
4. Conservation of the nutritional value of
foods due to the shorter cooking times.
5. Easy to clean.
How a microwave oven works
In a microwave oven there is a high tension
valve called a magnetron which converts
electrical energy into microwave energy.
These electromagnetic waves are channelled
to the interior of the oven through a wave
guide and distributed by a metallic spreader
or through a turntable.
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Inside the oven the microwaves propagate
in all directions and are reflected by the
metal walls, uniformly penetrating the food.
Why food heats up
Most foods contain water and water
molecules vibrate when subjected to
The friction between molecules produces
heat which raises the temperature of the
food, defrosting it, cooking it or keeping it
Since the heat arises inside the food:
This can be cooked with little or no
liquid or fats/oils;
defrosting, heating or cooking in a
microwave oven is quicker than in a
conventional oven;
The vitamins, minerals and nutritional
substances in the food are conserved;
The natural colour and aroma of the
food are unchanged.
Microwaves pass through china, glass,
cardboard or plastic but do not go through
metal. For this reason, metal containers or
ones with metal parts must not be used in a
microwave oven.
Microwaves are reflected by metal...
... but go through glass and china...
... and are absorbed by foods.
Description of your oven
Function selector
Temperature selector
Setting Keys
Thermostat light
Function selector
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Microwave Function
Grill Function
Microwave + Grill Function
Microwaves + Hot-Air
Grill + Fan
Child lock indicator light Safet Block Key
Clock indicator Light Minus Key
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Auto Defrost indicator light
Plus Key
Operating time indicator light Start Key
Stop Key
Ok Key
Turntable plate
Turntable support
Turntable installation
1. Place the turntable support on the cavity
2. Place the turntable on top of the
turntable support. Make sure that
turntable hub is securely locked in the
turntable shaft. Never place the
turntable upside down.
Both turntable and turntable support
must always be used during cooking.
This turntable rotates clockwise and
anticlockwise; this is normal.
Glass tray + Rectangular rack
Basic settings
Setting the clock
After your microwave oven is first plugged-
in or after a power failure, the clock display
will flash to indicate that the time shown is
not correct. Before using the microwave
oven, adjust the clock through the
procedure described below but starting on
Step 3.
To set the clock, proceed as follows:
1. Press the “+” key until the Clock
Indicator Light starts to flash.
2. Press the Start/Start/Quick Start/Ok Key.
3. Press “-” and “+” keys to set the correct
hour value.
4. Press the Start/Start/Quick Start/Ok Key
to validate the hour value. The minute
numbers will start to flash.
5. Press “-” and “+” keys to set the correct
minute value.
6. To finish, press the Start/Start/Quick
Start/Ok Key again.
Child lock
The oven functioning can be blocked (for
example to stop it being used by children).
1. To Block the oven, press the Stop key
for 3 seconds. When a key is pressed
the display shows a Key symbol and the
oven performs no function.
2. To unblock the oven press again the
Stop key for 3 seconds.
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Basic functions
Use this function to cook and heat vegetables,
potatoes, rice, fish and meat.
1. Rotate the Function Selector to the position
corresponding to the Microwave Function.
2. The Operating Time Indicator Light flashes.
3. Using the “-” and “+” keys set the desired
operating time.
4. Press the OK key to validate.
5. Using the Power selector set the required
microwave power level.
6. Press the Start key. The oven will start to
Use this function to brown the top of food
1. Rotate the Function Selector to the position
corresponding to the Grill Function.
2. The Operating Time Indicator Light and the
Display start to flash.
3. With the “-” and “+” keys set the desired
operating time.
4. Press the Start key. The oven will start to
Microwaves + Grill
Use this function to cook lasagne, poultry, roast
potatoes and toasted foods.
1. Rotate the Function Selector to the position
corresponding to the Microwave + Grill
2. The Operating Time Indicator Light will
flash. The operating time will flash in the
3. With the “-” and “+” keys set the desired
operating time.
4. Press the OK key to validate.
5. Using the “-” and “+” to set the required
microwave power level.
6. Press the OK key to validate.
7. Press the Start Key. The oven will start to
Use this function to bake food.
1. Rotate the Function Selector to the position
corresponding to the Hot-Air Function.
2. The Operating Time Indicator Light and the
Display start to flash.
3. With the “-” and “+” keys set the desired
operating time.
4. Press the OK Key to validate.
5. Select the desired oven temperature using
the Thermostat selector.
6. Press the Start key. The oven will start to
Microwaves + Hot-Air
Use this function to rapidly bake the foods.
1. Rotate the Function Selector to the position
corresponding to the Microwave + Hot-Air
2. The Operating Time Indicator Light will
flash and the Power Level Indicator Light
will be on. The operating time will flash in
the display.
3. With the “-” and “+” keys set the desired
operating time.
4. Press the Start/Quick Start/Ok Key.
5. The Power Level Indicator Light will flash.
6. With the “-” and “+” keys set the desired
microwave power level.
7. Press the Start/Quick Start/Ok Key.
8. Select the desired oven temperature using
the Thermostat control.
9. Press the Start key. The oven will start to
Note: When the set temperature is reached the
Thermostat light will switch off.
Grill + Fan
Use this function to bake evenly the food and at
the same time brown their surface.
1. Rotate the Function Selector to the position
corresponding to the Grill + Fan Function.
2. The Operating Time Indicator Light and the
Display start to flash.
3. With the “-” and “+” keys set the desired
operating time.
4. Press the Ok Key to validate.
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5. Press the Start key. The oven will start to
Auto Defrost
This function is used to automatically defrost,
meat, poultry, fish, vegetables and bread.
1. Rotate the Function Selector to the position
corresponding to the Microwave Function.
2. The Operating Time Indicator Light will light
in the display.
3. Press the “-” or “+” key to select the Auto
Defrost function which will flash.
4. Press the Start/Quick Start/Ok Key. The
display will show the type of food “F 01”.
5. Using the “-” and “+” keys, scroll through
“F 01” – “F 05” until the desired food type
is selected.
6. Press the Ok Key. The “g” symbol will flash.
7. By using the “-” and “+” keys enter the
frozen weight of the food in grams.
8. Press the Ok Key to validate.
9. Press the Start key. The oven will start to
10. Turn the food whenever the oven lets out a
beep and the display flashes the word
. Press the Start key to resume.
The following table shows the defrosting by weight function programmes, indicating weight
intervals, and defrosting and standing times (in order to ensure the food is of a uniform
Programme Food Weight (g) Time (min) Standing time (min)
F 01 Meat 100 – 2000 2 – 43 20 – 30
F 02 Poultry 100 – 2500 2 – 58 20 – 30
F 03 Fish 100 – 2000 2 – 40 20 – 30
F 04 Fruit 100 – 500 2 – 13 10 – 20
F 05 Bread 100 – 800 2 – 19 10 – 20
Important Note: please refer to the chapter “General instructions for defrosting ”
When the oven is working...
Interrupting a cooking cycle
You can stop the cooking process at any time
by pressing the Stop key once or by opening
the oven door.
In both cases:
Microwave emission is stopped
The grill is de-activated but is still very hot.
Danger of burning!
The timer stops automatically, indicating
the operating time that is left.
If you wish, at this time you can:
1. Turn or stir the food to ensure it will be
evenly cooked.
2. Change the process parameters.
To restart the process, close the door and press
the Start/Start/Quick Start/Ok Key.
Altering parameters
The function and temperature can be altered
when the oven is operating or when the cooking
process has been interrupted by simply turning
the respective knob to the new setting.
To change power level and operating time,
please proceed as follows:
Press the “-” and “+” keys to change
directly the operating time.
Press the Start/Start/Quick Start/Ok Key to
enable power change. The Power Level
Indicator starts to flash.
Press the “-” and “+” keys to change the
power level.
Press the Start/Start/Quick Start/Ok Key.
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Cancelling a cooking cycle
If you wish to cancel the cooking process,
rotate the Function Selector until zero or press
the Stop key twice.
End of a cooking cycle
When the set time has elapsed, the oven beeps
and the Display shows END.
If you have finished the cooking process, turn
the function selector and the thermostat to
Cooking with a microwave oven
Warning! Read the section “Microwave Safety”
before cooking with your microwave.
Follow these recommendations when cooking with
your microwave:
Before heating or cooking foods with peel or
skin (e.g. apples, tomatoes, potatoes,
sausages) prick them so that they do not
burst. Cut the food up before starting to
prepare it.
Before using a container or dish make sure
that it is suitable for microwave use (see the
section on types of ovenware).
When cooking food with very little moisture
(e.g. defrosting bread, making popcorn, etc.)
evaporation is very quick. The oven then
works as if it was empty and the food may
burn. The oven and the container may be
damaged in such a situation. You should
therefore set just the cooking time necessary
and you must keep a close eye on the cooking
It is not possible to heat large quantities of oil
(frying) in the microwave.
Remove pre-cooked food from the containers
they come in since these are not always heat
resistant. Follow the food manufacturer’s
If you have several containers, such as cups,
for example, set them out uniformly on the
turntable plate.
Do not close plastic bags with metal clips. Use
plastic clips instead. Prick the bags several
times so that the steam can escape easily.
When heating or cooking foods, check that
they reach at least a temperature of 70°C.
During cooking, steam may form on the oven
door window and may start to drip. This
situation is normal and may be more
noticeable if the room temperature is low. The
oven’s safe working is not affected by this.
After you have finished cooking, clean up the
water coming from the condensation
When heating liquids, use containers with a
wide opening, so that the steam can evaporate
Prepare the foods as per the instructions and keep
in mind the cooking times and power levels
indicated in the tables.
Keep in mind that the figures given are only
indicative and can vary depending on the initial
state, temperature, moisture and type of food. It is
advisable to adjust the times and power levels to
each situation. Depending on the exact
characteristics of the food you may need to
increase or shorten the cooking times or increase
or decrease the power levels.
Cooling with microwaves...
1. The greater the amount of food, the longer the
cooking time. Keep in mind that:
Double the quantity » double the time
Half the quantity » half the time
2. The lower the temperature, the longer the
cooking time.
3. Foods containing a lot of liquid heat up more
4. Cooking will be more uniform if the food is
evenly distributed on the turntable. If you put
dense foods on the outside part of the plate
and less dense ones on the centre of the plate,
you can heat up different types of food
5. You can open the oven door at any time.
When you do this the oven switches off
automatically. The microwave will only start
working again when you close the door and
press the Start/Start/Quick Start/Ok Key.
6. Foods that are covered require less cooking
time and retain their characteristics better.
The lids used must let microwaves pass
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through and have small holes that allow steam to escape.
Tables and suggestions – Cooking vegetables
Food Quantity (g)
Addition of
100 ml
50 ml
25 ml
Cut into slices.
Keep covered.
Peas & carrots
Frozen carrots
100 ml
25 ml
Cut into chunks or
slices. Keep covered.
Potatoes 250 25 ml 800 5-7 2-3
Peel and cut into equal
sized pieces. Keep
25 ml
50 ml
Cut into chunks or
slices Keep covered.
Frozen Brussels
300 50 ml 800 6-8 2-3 Keep covered.
Sauerkraut 250 25 ml 800 8-10 2-3 Keep covered.
Tables and suggestions – Cooking fish
Food Quantity (g)
Fish fillets 500 600 10-12 3
Cook covered over. Turn after half of
cooking time.
Whole fish 800
Cook covered over. Turn after half of
cooking time. You may wish to cover
up the small edges of the fish.
Cooking with the grill
For good results with the grill, use the grid iron
supplied with the oven.
1. When the microwave grill is used for the
first time there will be some smoke and a
smell coming from the oils used during
oven manufacture.
2. The oven door window becomes very hot
when the grill is working. Keep children
3. When the grill is operating, the cavity walls
and the grid iron become very hot. You
should use oven gloves.
4. If the grill is used for extended period of
time it is normal to find that the elements
will switch themselves off temporarily due
to the safety thermostat.
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5. Important! When food is to be grilled or
cooked in containers you must check that
the container in question is suitable for
microwave use. See the section on types of
6. When the grill is used it is possible that
some splashes of fat may go onto the
elements and be burnt. This is a normal
situation and does not mean there is any
kind of operating fault.
7. After you have finished cooking, clean the
interior and the accessories so that cooking
remains do not become encrusted.
Heat up the grill beforehand for 2 minutes.
Unless indicated otherwise, use the grid iron.
Place the grid on a bowl so that the water and
the fat can drop. The times shown are merely
indicative and can vary as a function of the
composition and quantity of the food, as well as
the final condition wished for. Fish and meat
taste great if, before grilling, you brush them
with vegetable oil, spices and herbs and leave
to marinate for a few hours. Only add salt after
Sausages will not burst if you prick them with a
fork before grilling.
After half the grilling time has passed, check on
how the cooking is going and, if necessary, turn
the food over.
The grill is especially suitable for cooking thin
portions of meat and fish. Thin portions of meat
only need to be turned once, but thicker
portions should be turned several times.
Tables and suggestions – Grill without microwave
Fish Quantity (g) Time (min.) Instructions
6-8 fish.
Spread lightly with butter. After half of
cooking time turn them around.
Sausages 6-8 units 22-26 Prick after half cooking time and turn.
Frozen hamburgers 3 units 18-20
Spare rib (approx. 3 cm thick) 400 25-30 After half of cooking time, baste and turn.
Toast 4 units 1½-3 Watch toasting.
Toasted sandwiches 2 units 5-10 Watch toasting.
The microwave + grill function is ideal for
cooking quickly and, at the same time,
browning foods. Furthermore, you can also grill
and cook cheese covered food.
The microwave and the grill work
simultaneously. The microwave cooks and the
grill toasts.
Before using a dish in the microwave oven
make sure that it is suitable for microwave use.
Only use dishes or containers that are suitable
for microwave use.
The dish to be used in the combined function
must be suitable for microwave and grill use.
See the section on types of ovenware!
Keep in mind that the figures given are merely
indicative and can vary as a function of the
initial state, temperature, moisture and type of
If the time is not enough to brown the food
well, put it under the grill for another 5 or 10
Please follow the standing times and don’t
forget to turn the meat pieces.
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Unless indicated to the contrary, use the
turntable plate for cooking.
The values given in the tables are valid when
the oven cavity is cold (it is not necessary to
pre-heat the oven).
Tables and suggestions – Microwave + Grill
Food Quantity (g) Dish
Time (min.)
time (min.)
Cheese topped pasta 500 Low dish 400 12-17 3-5
Cheese topped potatoes 800 Low dish 600 20-22 3-5
Lasagne approx. 800 Low dish 600 15-20 3-5
Grilled cream cheese approx. 500 Low dish 400 18-20 3-5
2 fresh chicken legs
200 each Low dish 400 10-15 3-5
Chicken approx. 1000 Low and wide dish 400 35-40 3-5
Cheese topped onion
2 x 200 g cups Soup bowls 400 2-4 3-5
What kind of ovenware can be used?
Microwave function
For the microwave function, keep in mind that
microwaves are reflected by metal surfaces.
Glass, china, clay, plastic, and paper let
microwaves pass.
For this reason, metal pans and dishes or
containers with metal parts or decorations
cannot be used in the microwave. Glass ware
and clay with metallic decoration or content
(e.g. lead crystal) cannot be used in microwave
The ideal materials for use in microwave ovens
are glass, refractory china or clay, or heat
resistant plastic. Very thin, fragile glass or
china should only be used for short period of
times (e.g. heating).
Hot food transmits heat to the dishes which can
become very hot. You should, therefore, always
use an oven glove!
How to test ovenware you want to use
Put the item you want to use in the oven for 20
seconds at maximum microwave power. After
that time, if it is cold and just slightly warm, it
is suitable to use. However, if it heats up a lot
or causes electric arcing it is not suitable for
microwave use.
If microwave is used, please make sure there
are no inappropriate objects inside of the oven,
including wire racks or griddles that are the
part of appliance and shall be used solely with
grill or oven functions.
Grill and Hot-Air functions
In the case of the grill and hot-air function, the
ovenware must be resistant to temperature of
at least 300°C.
Plastic dishes are not suitable for use in the
Combined functions
In the combined functions, the ovenware used
must be suitable for use in both the microwave
and the grill.
Aluminium containers and foil
Pre-cooked food in aluminium containers or in
aluminium foil can be put in the microwave if
the following aspects are respected:
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Keep in mind the manufacturer’s
recommendations written on the packaging.
The aluminium containers cannot be more
than 3 cm high or come in contact with the
cavity walls (minimum distance 3 cm). Any
aluminium lid or top must be removed.
Put the aluminium container directly on top
of the turntable plate. If you use the grid
iron, put the container on a china plate.
Never put the container directly on the grid
The cooking time is longer because the
microwaves only enter the food from the
top. If you have any doubts, it is best to use
only dishes suitable for microwave use.
Aluminium foil can be used to reflect
microwaves during the defrosting process.
Delicate food, such as poultry or minced
meat, can be protected from excessive heat
by covering the respective
Important: aluminium foil cannot come into
contact with the cavity walls since this may
cause electrical arcing.
We recommend you use glass or plastic lids or
cling film since:
1. His will stop excessive evaporation (mainly
during very long cooking times);
2. The cooking times are shorter;
3. The food does not become dry;
4. The aroma is preserved.
The lid should have holes or openings so that
no pressure develops. Plastic bags must also
be opened. Baby feeding bottles or jars with
baby food and similar containers can only be
heated without their tops / lids otherwise they
can burst
Table of Ovenware
The table below gives you a general idea
of what type of ovenware is suitable for each
1. Without any gold or silver leaf edging; no
lead crystal.
2. Keep the manufacturer’s instructions in
3. Do not use metal clips for closing bags.
Make holes in the bags. Use the films only
to cover the food.
4. Do not use paper plates.
5. Only shallow aluminium containers without
lids/tops. The aluminium cannot come into
contact with the cavity walls
Type of
Grill and
Defrosting /
Glass and china 1)
Home use, not flame resistant, can be used
in dish washer
yes yes no no
Glazed china
Flame resistant glass and china
yes yes yes yes
China, stone ware 2)
Unglazed or glazed without metallic
yes yes no no
Clay dishes 2)
Glazed yes yes no no
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Unglazed no no no no
Plastic dishes 2)
Heat resistant to 100°C
Heat resistant to 250°C
Plastic films 3)
Plastic film for food
Paper, cardboard, parchment 4) yes no no no
Aluminium foil
Aluminium wrappings 5)
Accessories (Glass tray, Rectangular rack,
Browning plate).
Oven Cleaning and Maintenance
Cleaning is the only maintenance normally
Warning! Your microwave oven should be
cleaned regularly, with all food remains being
removed. If the microwave is not kept clean its
surfaces may deteriorate, reducing the oven’s
working life and possibly resulting in a
dangerous situation.
Warning! Cleaning should be done with the
oven power switched off. Take the plug out of
the socket or switch off the oven’s power
Do not use aggressive or abrasive cleaning
products, scourers that scratch surfaces or
sharp objects, since stains may appear.
Do not use high pressure or stream jet cleaning
Front surface
Normally you just need to clean the oven with a
damp cloth. If it is very dirty, add a few drops
of dishwashing liquid to the cleaning water.
Afterwards, wipe the oven with a dry cloth.
In an oven with an aluminium front, use a glass
cleaning product and a soft cloth that does not
release any fibres or threads. Wipe from side to
side without exerting any pressure on the
Immediately remove lime, fat, starch or egg
white stains. Corrosion can occur under these
Do not let any water get inside the oven.
Oven interior
After each time the oven is used, clean the
inside walls with a damp cloth since this is the
easiest way to remove splashes or spots of
food that may have stuck to the inside.
To remove dirt that is harder to shift, use a
non-aggressive cleaning product. Do not use
oven sprays or other aggressive or abrasive
cleaning products.
Always keep the door and the oven front very
clean to ensure that the door opens and closes
Make sure water does not enter the microwave
ventilation holes.
Regularly take out the turntable plate and the
respective support and clean the cavity base,
especially after any liquid spillage.
Do not switch on the oven without the turntable
and the respective support being in place.
If the oven cavity is very dirty, put a glass of
water on the turntable and switch on the
microwave oven for 2 or 3 minutes at
maximum power. The steam released will
soften the dirt which can then be cleaned easily
using a soft cloth.
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Unpleasant odours (e.g. after cooking fish) can
be eliminated easily. Put a few drops of lemon
juice in a cup with water. Put a spoonful of
coffee in the cup to avoid the water boiling
over. Heat the water for 2 to 3 minutes at
maximum microwave power.
Oven ceiling
If the oven ceiling is dirty, the grill can be
lowered to make cleaning easier.
To avoid the danger of burning, wait until the
grill is cold before lowering it. Proceed as
1. Turn the grill support by 180° (1).
2. Lower the grill gently (2). Do not use
excessive force as this may cause damage.
3. After cleaning the ceiling, put the grill (2)
back in its place, carrying out the previous
IMPORTANT WARNING: The grill heating
element support (1) may fall when it is rotated.
If this happens, insert the grill heating element
support (1) into the slot in the ceiling of the
cavity and rotate it 180° to the grill heating
element support (2) position.
The mica cover (3) located in the ceiling must
always be kept clean. Any food remains that
collect on the mica cover can cause damage or
provoke sparks.
Do not use abrasive cleaning products or sharp
To avoid any risk, do not remove the mica
The glass lamp cover (4) is located on the oven
ceiling and can be removed easily for cleaning.
For this you just need to unscrew it and clean it
with water and dishwashing liquid.
Clean the accessories after each use. If they are
very dirty, soak them first of all and then use a
brush and sponge. The accessories can be
washed in a dish washing machine.
Make sure that the turntable plate and the
respective support are always clean. Do not
switch on the oven unless the turntable and the
respective support are in place.
What should I do if the oven doesn’t work?
WARNING! Any type of repair must only be
done by a specialised technician. Any repair
done by a person not authorised by the
manufacturer is dangerous.
You do not need to contact Technical
Assistance to resolve the following questions:
The display is not showing! Check if:
The time indication has been switched off
(see section on Basic Settings).
Nothing happens when I press the keys!
Check if:
The Safety Block is active (see section on
Basic Settings).
The oven does not work! Check if:
The plug is correctly fitted in the socket.
The oven’s power is switched on.
The door is completely closed. The door
should close with an audible click.
There are any foreign bodies between the
door and the cavity front.
When the oven is operating I can hear
some strange noises! Check if:
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There is any electrical arcing inside the
oven caused by foreign metallic objects
(see section on type of ovenware).
The ovenware is touching the oven walls.
There are any loose items of cutlery or
cooking tools inside the oven.
The food doesn’t heat up or heats very
slowly! Check if:
You have inadvertently used metal
You have selected the correct operating
times and power level.
The food you have put inside the oven is a
larger amount or colder than you usually
put in.
The food is too hot, dried out or burnt!
Check if you selected the correct operating
time and power level.
I hear some noises after the cooking
process is finished! This is not a problem.
The cooling fan keeps on working for some
time. When the temperature has dropped
sufficiently, the fan will switch itself off.
The oven switches on but the interior light
does not go on! If all the functions work
properly it is probable that the lamp has
blown. You can keep on using the oven.
Substitution of light bulb
To substitute the light bulb, proceed as follows:
Disconnect the oven from the power
supply. Take the plug out of the socket or
switch off the oven’s power circuit.
Unscrew and remove the glass light cover
Remove the halogen light bulb (2).
Warning! The bulb may be very hot.
Fit a new G4 / 12V / 10 - 20W halogen bulb.
Warning! Do not touch the light bulb
surface directly with your fingers because
you may damage the bulb. Follow the lamp
manufacturer’s instructions.
Screw the glass light cover into place (1).
Connect the oven again to the power
Technical characteristics
Description of Functions
Function Foods
200 W Slow defrosting for delicate foods; keeping food hot.
400 W Cooking with little heat; boiling rice. Rapid defrosting.
600 W Melting butter. Heating baby food.
800 W
Cooking vegetables and food. Cooking and heating
carefully. Heating and cooking small portions of food.
Heating delicate food.
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1000 W
Cooking and rapidly heating liquids and pre-cooked
+ Grill
200 W Toasting food.
400 W Grilling poultry and meat.
600 W Cooking pies and cheese-topped dishes.
800 W Use carefully: food might burn.
1000 W Use carefully: food might burn.
Grill --- Grilling food.
+ Hot-Air
200 W Meat roast and simmer.
400 W Poultry roast.
600 W Other fast roasts.
800 W Use carefully: food might burn.
1000 W Use carefully: food might burn.
Hot-Air --- Roast and bake.
Grill + Fan --- Food even browning.
AC Voltage 220-240 V / 50 Hz
Power required 3400 W
Grill power 1500 W
Hot-Air power 1500 W
Microwave output power 1000 W
Microwave frequency 2450 MHz
Exterior dimensions (W H D) 595 455 542 mm
Interior dimensions (W H D) 420 210 390 mm
Oven capacity 35 l
Weight 38 kg
Installation instructions
If microwave is used, please make sure there
are no inappropriate objects inside of the oven,
including wire racks or griddles that are the
part of appliance and shall be used solely with
grill or oven functions.
Before installation
Check that the input voltage indicated on the
characteristics plate is the same as the voltage
of the power outlet you are going to use.
Open the oven door and take out all the
accessories and remove the packing material,
including the white polystyrene part that holds
the turntable plate.
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Do not remove the mica cover on the ceiling of
the interior! This cover stops fat and pieces of
food damaging the microwave generator.
Warning! The front surface of the oven may be
wrapped with a protective film. Before using the
oven for the first time, carefully remove this
film, starting on the inside.
Make sure that the oven is not damaged in any
way. Check that the oven door closes correctly
and that the interior of the door and the front of
the oven opening are not damaged. If you find
any damage contact the Technical Assistance
DO NOT USE THE OVEN if the power cable or
the plug are damaged, if the oven does not
function correctly or if it has been damaged or
dropped. Contact the Technical Assistance
Put the oven on a flat and stable surface. The
oven must not be put close to any sources of
heat, radios or televisions.
During installation, make sure that the power
cable does not come into contact with any
moisture or objects with sharp edges behind
the oven. High temperatures can damage the
Warning: after the oven is installed you must
make sure you can access the plug.
Electrical Installation
Electrical installation must be performed by an
electrician qualified in accordance with the
legislation in force.
Before connecting the microwave oven to the
electric mains, check that the voltage and
frequency of the mains matches that which is
shown on the rating plate located in the cavity
front, and on the guarantee certificate, which
should be kept together with this manual.
The electric connection is made via plug (where
accessible) or via an omnipolar switch, which is
suitable for the intensity to be tolerated and
which has a minimum gap of 3mm between its
contacts, to ensure disconnection in case of
emergency or when cleaning the microwave.
The connection should include correct earthing,
in compliance with current norms. WARNING:
If the flexible supply cable fitted to the
microwave ever needs to be changed, it should
be replaced by an official After Sales Service,
because it requires special tools.
The manufacturer and retailers do not accept
responsibility for any damage that may be
caused to people, animals or property if these
installation instructions are not observed.
After installation
The oven only functions when the door is
closed correctly.
After the first use, clean the inside of the oven
and the accessories, following the cleaning
instructions given in the section “Oven cleaning
and maintenance”.
Fit the Turntable support in the centre of the
oven cavity and put the Turntable ring and the
Turntable plate on top, making sure they slot in.
Whenever you use the microwave, the turntable
plate and the respective accessories must be
inside and correctly fitted. The turntable plate
can rotate in both directions.
During installation, follow the instructions supplied separately.
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Environmental information
The symbol on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product may not
be treated as household waste. Instead it shall
be handed over to the applicable collection
point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment. By ensuring this product
is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. For more detailed
information about recycling of this product,
please contact your local city office, your
household waste disposal service or the shop
where you purchased the product.
Guarantee / Customer care
Standard guarantee conditions
We, Zanussi, undertake that if within 12 months
of the date of the purchase this Zanussi
appliance or any part thereof is proved to be
defective by reason only of faulty workmanship
or materials, we will, at our option repair or
replace the same FREE OF CHARGE for labour,
materials or carriage on condition that:
The appliance has been correctly installed
and used only on the electricity supply
stated on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal
domestic purposes only, and in accordance
with the manufacturer's instructions.
The appliance has not been serviced,
maintained, repaired, taken apart or
tampered with by any person not
authorised by us.
Zanussi Service Force Centre must
undertake all service work under this
Any appliance or defective part replaced
shall become the Company's property.
This guarantee is in addition to your
statutory and other legal rights.
Damage or calls resulting from
transportation, improper use or neglect, the
replacement of any light bulbs or
removable parts of glass or plastic.
Costs incurred for calls to put right an
appliance which is improperly installed or
calls to appliances outside the United
Appliances found to be in use within a
commercial environment, plus those which
are subject to rental agreements.
Products of Zanussi manufacturer that are
not marketed by Zanussi.
Service and Spare Parts
In the event of your appliance requiring service,
or if you wish to purchase spare parts, please
contact your local Service Force Centre by
0870 5 929 929
Your telephone call will be automatically routed
to the Service Force Centre covering your
postcode area.
For the address of your local Service Force
Centre and further information about Service
Force, please visit the website at
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Before calling out an engineer, please ensure
you have read the details under the heading
"Something not working" When you contact the
Service Force Centre you will need to give the
following details:
1. Your name, address and postcode.
2. Your telephone number.
3. Clear concise details of the fault.
4. The model and Serial number of the
appliance (found on the rating plate).
5. The purchase date.
Please note a valid purchase receipt or
guarantee documentation is required for in
guarantee service calls.
Customer Care
For general enquiries concerning your Zanussi
appliance, or for further information on Zanussi
products please contact our Customer Care
Department by letter or telephone at the
address below or visit our website at
Customer Care Department
Electrolux Major Appliances
Addington Way
Bedfordshire, LU4 9QQ
Tel: 08705 950 950 (*)
(*) Calls may be recorded for
training purposes
European guarantee
This appliance is guaranteed by Zanussi in each
of the countries listed below for the period
specified in the appliance guarantee or
otherwise by law. If you move from one of
these countries to another of the countries
listed below the appliance guarantee will move
with you subject to the following qualifications:
The appliance guarantee starts from the
date you first purchased the appliance
which will be evidenced by production of a
valid purchase document issued by the
seller of the appliance.
The appliance guarantee is for the same
period and to the same extent for labour
and parts as exists in your new country of
residence for this particular model or range
of appliances.
The appliance guarantee is personal to the
original purchaser of the appliance and
cannot be transferred to another user.
The appliance is installed and used in
accordance with instructions issued by
Zanussi and is only used within the home,
i.e. is not used for commercial purposes.
The appliance is installed in accordance
with all relevant regulations in force within
your new country of residence.
The provisions of this European Guarantee do
not affect any of the rights granted to you by
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Push oven completely into the
cabinet and centre it.
Open microwave door and fasten
the appliance to the cabinet using
the four screws provided. Insert
the screws through the front
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