Zanussi ZMU 16 M XL manual

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  • Brand: Zanussi
  • Product: Microwave
  • Model/name: ZMU 16 M XL
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Greek

Table of Contents

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ZMU16MXL t English
Before using your microwave oven 4
Safety instructions 4
– Utensil safety 4
– Testing suitability of cookware 5
– Food safety 5
– Oven utensils and accessories guide 6
Technical data 6
Getting Started 7
– Unpacking 7
Installation 7
– Connecting to the mains 7
– Electrical connections 7
How to operate your microwave oven 8
– Name and function of parts 8
– Turntable Installation 8
– Control panel 9
– Microwave Cooking 10
– Microwave Power Setting Guide 10
– Defrosting instructions using 11
– Microwave Hints 12
– Care and cleaning 13
– Cleaning the accessories (turntable and support) 13
– Cleaning the interior 13
– Cleaning the exterior 13
Service and Spare Parts 14
Guarantee conditions 15
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Thank you for having chosen a Zanussi product. We are convinced that you will find your new microwave oven
very useful and that it will be of great help to you. As with all new kitchen appliances, it will take some time to
learn all the new functions and features, but with time, this oven will become indispensable to you.
Read through the instruction manual carefully and ensure that you follow the recommendations given, these
instructions have been prepared so that you get the best from your new Zanussi Microwave Oven.
It is important that this instruction book is retained with the appliance for future reference. Should the appliance
be sold or transferred to another owner, or if you move house and leave the appliance, always ensure that the
book is supplied with the appliance so that the new owner can be acquainted with the functioning of the
appliance and the relevant warnings.
• The built-in safety interlock switches prevent the
microwave oven from operating when the door is
• Do not tamper with them, or attempt to operate
the oven with the door open as open door
operation can result in exposure to microwave
• Do not allow food spills or cleaner residue to
accumulate on door sealing surfaces. See the
Cleaning and Care section for cleaning
• Do not operate the oven if it is damaged until it
has been repaired by qualified service personnel.
• It is particularly important that the oven door
closes properly and that there is no damage to
the: (1) door (warped), (2) hinges and latches
(broken or insecure), (3) door seals and sealing
• Under no circumstances should you attempt to
repair the appliance yourself. Repairs carried out
by inexperienced persons may cause injury or
serious malfunctioning. Contact your local Service
Force Centre.
• Do not remove the outer case, door or control
panel at any time. Doing so may cause exposure
to extremely high voltage.
• Install or locate this oven only in accordance with
• Use the appliance for its intended use as
described in this manual. Do not use corrosive
chemicals in this appliance. This type of oven is
specifically designed to heat, cook, or defrost
food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory
use neither for commercial use as this will
invalidate the guarantee.
• Do not operate the oven empty. If food or water is
not present to absorb the microwave energy, the
magnetron tube can be damaged.
• Close supervision is necessary when the oven is
used by children.
• Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use
this product near water.
• Do not attempt to dry clothing or newspapers in
the microwave oven. These items can ignite.
• Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do
not leave paper products, cooking utensils, or
food in the cavity when not in use.
Utensil safety
Most glass, glass ceramic and heat-resistant
glassware utensils are excellent for use in the
microwave oven. Although microwave energy will not
heat most glass and ceramic items, these utensils
can become hot as heat transfers from the food to
the container. The use of oven gloves to remove
dishes is recommended.
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Microwave
Before using your Microwave Oven
Safety Instructions
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• Place the cookware in the cavity along with a
glass half full of water. Heat on 600 W (100%) for
one minute. If the cookware feels hot, you should
not use it. If it is just slightly warm, you can use it
for reheating but not for cooking. If the dish is
room temperature, it is suitable for microwave
• Paper napkins, wax paper, paper towels, plates,
cups, cartons, freezer wrap and cardboard are
great convenience utensils. Always be sure
containers are filled with food to absorb energy
and thus avoid the possibility of overheating.
• Many plastic dishes, cups, freezer containers and
plastic wraps may be used in the microwave
oven. Follow manufacturer’s instructions when
using plastics in the oven. Avoid using plastic
utensils with foods that have high fat or sugar
content since these foods reach high
temperatures and could melt some plastics.
• Do not leave oven unattended, and look at it from
time to time when heating or cooking food in
plastic, paper or other combustible containers. If
smoke is observed, keep door closed, switch the
oven off or disconnect oven until smoke stops.
• Metal utensils and utensils with metallic trim
should not be used in the microwave oven, unless
specifically recommended for microwave use.
• Containers with restricted openings, such as
bottles, should not be used for microwave
• Use caution when removing a lid or cover from a
dish to avoid steam burns.
• Do not heat food in a can in the microwave oven.
Always remove the food to a suitable container.
• Deep fat frying should not be done in the
microwave oven, because the fat temperature
cannot be controlled, hazardous situations can
• Popcorn may be prepared in the microwave oven,
but only in special packages or utensils designed
specifically for this purpose. This cooking
operation should never be un-attended.
• Pierce foods with non-porous skins or
membranes to prevent steam build-up and
bursting. Apples, potatoes, chicken livers, and
egg yolks are examples of items that should be
WARNING: When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces
and beverages in your microwave oven, overheating
the liquid beyond boiling point can occur without
evidence of bubbling. This could result in a sudden
boil over of the hot liquid. To prevent this possibility
the following steps should be taken:
1. Avoid using straight-sided containers with narrow
2. Do not overheat.
3. Stir the liquid before placing the container in the
oven and again halfway through the heating time.
4. After heating, allow to stand in the oven for a
short time, stirring again before carefully removing
the container.
• Some products such as whole eggs and sealed
containers – for example, closed glass jars – may
explode and should not be heated in this oven.
Occasionally, poached eggs may explode during
cooking. Always pierce the yolk, then cover and
allow the standing time of one minute before
removing cover.
• Do not force the turntable to rotate by hand. This
may cause malfunctioning.
• Arcing in the oven during microwave operation
usually occurs from use of metallic utensils.
Continuous arcing, however, can damage the
unit. Stop the programme and check the utensil.
• Care should be taken not to obstruct any air vents
located on the top, rear, side and bottom of the
Do not use this oven for commercial purposes.
This oven is made for domestic use only.
Keep these instructions
Testing suitability of cookware Food safety
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A variety of Utensils and Materials may be used for cooking in your microwave oven. For your safety and to
prevent damaging utensils and your oven choose, appropriate utensils and materials for each cooking method.
The list below is a general guide.
Material Utensils Microwave Cooking
Ceramic & Glass Corning ware
Heat resistant glass ware
Glass ware with metal decoration
Lead crystal glass
China Without metal decoration YES
Pottery YES
Plastic Microwave oven heat-proof wear
Plastic wrap
Metal Metal baking pan
Aluminium foil*
Paper Cups, plates, towels YES
Waxed Paper YES
Wood NO
Accessories Turntable
Turntable support
YES: Utensils and accessories to use
NO: Utensils and accessories to avoid
*NOTE: Use aluminium foil only for shielding purposes, overuse may cause arcing.
Overall dimension Weight 12 kg
Width 444 mm Volume 16 Litre
Depth 337 mm
Height 235 mm Power source 220-240V, 50 Hz
Cavity dimension Fuse 10 A
Width 265 mm Power consumption 920W
Depth 270 mm
Height 172 mm Power output 600W
Technical data
Oven utensils and accessories guide
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N.B. When you unpack the oven, check that the
product is free from damage. Damage or any missing
parts must be reported immediately to the retailer.
The oven, parts of the oven or the accessories may
be wrapped by a protection foil. If so, you must
remove this foil before using the oven. Do not leave
packing material so that small children can play with
it. This can be hazardous.
1. Remove any promotion label from the door.
2. Install the oven on a flat, level surface. The
surface must be strong enough to safely bear the
weight (10 kg) of the oven, and the contents. To
avoid the possibility of causing vibration or noise
the oven must be in a stable position.
3. Keep the oven away from heat and water.
Exposure to heat and water can lower oven
efficiency and lead to malfunctioning, so be sure
to install the oven away from heat and water
4. Do not block air vents on the top and the sides of
the cabinet and also do not place any articles on
the top of the oven. If air vents are blocked during
operation, the oven may overheat, and this may
lead to malfunctioning. Hot air escapes from the
vents, so be sure not to obstruct it or let curtains
come between the oven and the rear wall.
5. Place the oven as far away from radios and TV’s
as possible. This oven does conform to EEC
requirements* of radio interference suppression,
but some interference may occur if it is placed too
close to a radio or TV, so keep them as far apart
as possible.
6. If positioned in a corner, leave a gap of at least
5,0 cm from the walls to meet ventilation
Important! The oven can be placed almost anywhere
in the kitchen. Make sure the oven is placed on a flat,
level surface and that vents as well as the surface
underneath the oven are not blocked (for sufficient
* This appliance conforms to the requirements of
EEC Radio Interference Directive 87/308/EEC.
Connecting to the mains
The oven is delivered with the power cord and a plug
for 230V, 50Hz, earthed socket outlet. Earth
protection minimises the risks should a short-circuit
occur. Check to ensure the voltage of the oven
matches the supply.
N.B. If the oven is connected to the socket via an
extension cord, make sure the cord is earthed.
WARNING! This appliance must not be used on a
non-earth protected power supply.
Contact an electrician if you are uncertain regarding
electrical connection of the oven or provision of earth
protection of the supply.
This appliance must be earthed. If this appliance is
fitted with a non-rewireable plug for which your socket
is unsuitable, the plug should be cut off and the
appropriate plug fitted. If it is necessary to change the
fuse in a non-rewireable plug, the fuse cover must be
refitted. If the fuse cover is lost or damaged, the plug
must not be used until a replacement is obtained.
Electrical connections
This appliance come fitted with a standard 2 pin
moulded euro plug
The manufacturer declines any liability should
this safety measure not be observed.
• If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not
suitable for your socket outlet, it must be cut off
and the appropriate plug fitted.
Remove the fuse from the cut off plug. The cut off
plug should then be disposed of to prevent the
hazard of shocks in case it should be plugged into a
13 Amp socket in another part of your home.
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1. Cooking compartment. Wipe the compartment
clean after using the oven.
2. Viewing window. Food can be checked while the
microwave oven is in operation.
3. Oven door. The door must always be firmly
closed while cooking.
4. Latch hook and safety interlock system.
5. Control panel.
6. Turntable support. Place the support on the floor
of the cooking chamber to support the turntable.
7. Turntable. Made of special heat-resistant glass.
Food in a suitable container is placed on this tray
for cooking. Do not use the oven without the
8. Drive shaft for turntable
1. Place the turntable support on the cavity Bottom.
2. Place the turntable on top of the turntable support
as shown in the diagram. 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.
• All food and containers of food are always placed on
this turntable for cooking.
• This turntable rotates clockwise and anticlockwise;
this is normal.
Roller rest
Turntable Shaft
How to operate your microwave oven
Name and function of parts Turntable Installation
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1. Power Selector
Adjust this knob to select the correct power
level for your food.
2. Timer
Set for desired cooking time. Cooking
will start. All clockwork timers will operate
more accurately if wound past the desired
time first, and then back.
w 330w
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1. Open the door, place the food on the turntable.
Close the door.
2. Set the Power Selector to the desired power
level.(See table below.)
3. Set the Timer to the desired time.
The oven begins cooking.
When cooking for less than 2 minutes, turn the timer
for a longer period and than return to the desired
To turn off the oven during cooking, simply turn the
Timer to 0.
Note: After use, be sure to return the Timer to 0,
or the oven will continue to operate.
Example: To cook at 460W for 15 minutes
1. Turn the power selector to 460W.
2. Turn the timer to 15
3. The Oven will automatically start cooking for 15 minutes at 460W
Power Setting Suggested use
Simmer; Completing the cooking cycle of some pot roasts.
Casseroles and stews.
Baked custards or cheesecakes.
Defrost; Thawing frozen foods.
Medium; Faster defrosting and reheating for casseroles and
Baking cakes and sponge puddings
Reheat; Reheating pre-cooked foods.
Roasting joints of meat and poultry.
Max Power; Boiling or reheating liquids.
Cooking vegetables.
Preheating a browning dish.
Microwave Power setting Guide
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Some foods such as bread and fruit, can successfully be thawed manually by using the power setting.
Small loaf
Place on microwave-proof rack or kitchen paper.
Turn over halfway through defrosting time.
8–10 min. 10–15 min.
Sliced large loaf
Place on microwave-proof rack or kitchen paper.
Turn over halfway through defrosting time.
10–13 min. 10 min
2 slices Place on kitchen paper. 45–60 sec. 5 min.
1 bread roll Place on kitchen paper. 45–60 sec. 5 min.
2 bread rolls Place on kitchen paper. 1–11/2 min. 5 min.
Cakes and Pastry
Gateau 450g/1 lb Remove from packaging, place on plate. 9–11 min. 15–30 min.
450g/1 lb
Remove from packaging, place on plate. 9–11 min. 15–30 min.
Pie (cooked)
450g/1 lb
Remove from packaging, place on plate. 7– 9 min. 15–30 min.
Pastry 450g/1 lb Remove from packaging, place on plate. 7– 9 min. 15–30 min.
250g/8.8 oz
(1 packet)
If foil wrapped, remove from wrapper and place on a
3– 4 min. 5–10 min.
225g/8 oz
Soft berry fruits
Place in a single layer in a shallow dish. 5– 6 min. 5–10 min.
450g/1 lb
Soft berry fruits
Place in a single layer in a shallow dish.
7– 8 min. 5–10 min.
Plated meal
400g/14 oz
Cover with a plate or non P.V.C. cling film.
To reheat, microwave on 100% (600W)for 3–4 minutes.
7– 8 min 5–10 min.
It is not necessary to defrost vegetables before cooking.
All vegetables can be thawed and cooked on
100% (600W)
Recommendations for Defrosting ( )
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• Always keep the oven clean – avoid spill-overs
and do not forget to clean under the glass tray
and the inside of the door.
• Preferably use round or oval casseroles with a lid
when cooking in your microwave oven.
• Do not use metal or metal decorated casseroles.
Certain plastic materials can melt and be warped
by hot food.
• Cover the food when cooking. Use a glass lid, a
plate or grease proof paper.
• Pastry, bread and the like can be defrosted
directly in a bread basket or on a paper towel.
• If frozen food is heated in its packaging, the
packaging should be opened. Packaging
containing metal or metal decoration must not be
used unless specifically recommended for use in
the microwave. Remove metal clips and wire ties.
• Smaller pieces of aluminium foil can be used to
cover parts that easily over cook such as chicken
• Food with peel or skin should be pierced with a
fork – e.g. potatoes and sausages. Do not boil
eggs in the microwave oven as they can explode.
• Put large, thick pieces close to the edge of the
casserole and try to cut the food in to even sized
pieces. Always place the food in the centre of the
• The food will be evenly cooked if you stir or turn it
a few times.
• Always set a shorter cooking time than indicated
in your recipe to avoid over cooking. The larger
the amount of food the longer it takes.
• Use little or no water for vegetables.
• Use less salt and spices than for ‘normal’ cooking.
• Season afterwards.
• Allow a few minutes ‘standing’ time after the oven
has switched off to ensure complete and even
cooking results.
• Always ensure food is piping hot throughout
before serving.
• Use pot holders or gloves when taking dishes and
food from the oven.
• Softening Honey
If you have a jar of honey which has
crystallised, remove lid and place the jar in the
oven, microwave on medium power for 2
• Melting Chocolate
Break 100g of chocolate into squares, place in
a bowl and heat on high power for 1-2
minutes and stir well.
• Softening or Melting Butter
Melting takes a few seconds on high power.
Softening is best done more gently on low
• Freshen or Warm Bread
Use medium power for few seconds.
• Peeling Garlic easily
Heat 3 or 4 cloves of garlic on high power for
15 seconds. Squeeze at one end until the
clove pops out.
• Fruit Juice
Citrus fruits will yield more juice if they are
heated on high power for 15 seconds before
• Cooking Porridge
Porridge is easily cooked in the serving dish
with no sticky pan to wash. Follow food
manufacturers’ recommendations.
Microwave Hints Microwave Tips
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The oven must always be clean. Residue of food from spillovers or spatters will attract microwave energy
causing it to burn on. This could reduce the efficiency of the oven and may cause bad odours. Do not attempt
to tamper with or make any adjustments or repairs to any part of the oven. Repairs should only be done by a
qualified service technician.
Be sure the oven is disconnected from the electricity supply before cleaning.
Clean them with mild detergent after removing them from the cavity. The turntable support should be carefully
CAUTION: The inside of the oven and turntable get very hot, so do not touch them immediately after use.
Always keep the inside of the oven clean. Wipe up spill-overs and food spatters immediately. Deposits that are
allowed to remain on the oven walls, door seal and door surface will absorb microwave energy, reduce the
efficiency of the oven, and possibly damage the oven interior. Use mild, liquid detergent, warm water and a
soft, clean cloth to remove deposits.
To loosen difficult deposits, boil a cup of water in the microwave oven for 2 or 3 minutes.
To remove odours from the oven interior, boil a cup of water plus 2 tablespoons of lemon juice for 5 minutes.
Open the oven door when cleaning the control panel. This will prevent the oven from being turned on
accidentally. You should clean outside surfaces of the oven with mild liquid detergent and water followed by a
wiping with clear water to remove any excess detergent. Dry with a soft cloth.
Spray-on window cleaners or all purpose spray-on kitchen cleaners can also be used. Never use abrasive
cleaners, scouring pads or harsh chemicals on outside surfaces of your oven. To prevent damage to the
working parts, do not allow water to seep into ventilation openings.
Care and cleaning
Cleaning the accessories (turntable and support)
Cleaning the interior
Cleaning the exterior
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If the appliance does not work correctly, carry out the following checks first before contacting the local
After-Sales Service Centre.
If the oven does not start:
• Check that the appliance is connected to the mains.
• Check that the plug is pushed in properly.
• If appropriate, replace the fuse in the plug by another of the same rating and check that the plug is wired
• Check that any switch, at the wall socket or elsewhere in the circuit, is ON.
• Check that the wall socket is working by plugging in something else that you know is working.
• Check the fuse in the fuse-box.
If the microwaves are not operating:
• The child security feature might have been set (available on some models)
• Check that the controls have been set correctly.
• Check the adjustments/procedures by referring to the instruction manual.
• Check that the door is closed properly. (If particles of food or other things remain stuck in the doorway, the door
will not close correctly and the microwave oven will not operate.)
• Check that the Start button is activated.
If the oven still does not work properly after the above checks, contact the local Zanussi After-Sales Service Centre.
The address can be found on the following pages of this user guide.
If you call out a technician for one of the above faults or to repair a fault caused by incorrect installation or
operation, you will be charged for this call-out even if the appliance is still under guarantee.
When you make your call to the After-Sales Service Centre, you will be asked for the following information:
1. Your name, address and postcode
2. Your telephone number
3. Clear and concise details about the fault
4. The model number
5. The serial number
6. The purchase date
We advise you to write down the information below so that you will have the details to hand:
Model number: ZMU16MXL
Serial number:
Purchase date:
If your appliance is still under guarantee, you must be sure that the necessary checks have been made,
because a technician call-out charge will be levied if the problem is not mechanical or electrical.
Please note that your proof of purchase will be required for any call-out made during the guarantee period.
Spare parts
Spare parts can be purchased through your After-Sales Service Centre.
Customer service
For all general enquiries about your Zanussi appliance or for other information on Zanussi products, contact our
Customer Service by mail or by telephone.
After-sales service and spare parts
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Zanussi offer the following guarantee to the first purchaser of this appliance:
1. The guarantee is valid for 24 months commencing when the appliance is handed over to the first retail
purchaser, which must be verified by purchase invoice or similar documentation. The guarantee does not
cover commercial use.
2. The guarantee covers all parts or components which fail due to faulty workmanship or faulty material. The
guarantee does not cover appliances where defects or poor performance are due to misuse, accidental
damage, neglect, faulty installation, unauthorised modification or attempted repair, commercial use or
failure to observe requirements and recommendations set out in the instruction book. This guarantee does
not cover such parts as light bulbs, removable glassware, or plastic.
3. Should guarantee repairs be necessary the purchaser must inform the nearest customer service office
(ZANUSSI's service or authorised agent). ZANUSSI reserves the right to stipulate the place of repair (i.e.
the customer's home, place of installation or ZANUSSI workshop).
4. The guarantee or free replacement includes both labour and materials.
5. Repairs carried out under guarantee do not extend the guarantee period for the appliance. Parts removed
during guarantee repairs become the property of ZANUSSI.
6. The Purchaser's statutory rights are not affected by this guarantee.
European Guarantee
If you should move to another country within Europe then your guarantee moves with you to your new home
subject to the following qualifications:
• The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product
• The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour and parts as exists in the new
country of use for this brand or range of products
• This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user
• Your new home is within the European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area
• The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions and is only used domestically, i.e. a
normal household
• The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new country
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