Zanussi ZNC12X manual

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  • Brand: Zanussi
  • Product: Microwave
  • Model/name: ZNC12X
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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Safety information 2
Product description 8
Accessories 9
Before first use 10
Operation 11
Care and cleaning 14
Technical data 15
Installation 16
Environmental information 18
European guarantee 19
Safety information
The built-in safety interlock switches
prevent the microwave oven from
operating when the door is open.
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 energy.
Do not allow food spills or cleaner residue
to accumulate on door sealing surfaces.
See the Cleaning and Care section for
cleaning instructions.
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 surface.
Warning: If the door, hinges/latches or
door seals are damaged, the microwave
must not be operated until it has been
repaired by an authorized service person.
Warning: It is hazardous for anyone
except factory trained service personnel to
service or make adjustments to this oven.
Contact your nearest authorised service
agent if service should be required.
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 ‘installation instructions’
found in this manual.
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
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microwave energy, the magnetron tube
can be damaged.
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
Microwave oven is a Group 2 ISM
equipment in which radio frequency
energy is intentionally generated and used
in the form of electromagnetic radiation for
the treatment of material.
This oven is a Class B equipment suitable
for use in domestic establishments and in
establishments directly connected to a low
voltage power supply network which
supplies buildings used for domestic
The microwave oven shall not be placed in
a cabinet unless it has been tested in a
Warning: If smoke is observed, switch off
or unplug the appliance and keep the door
closed in order to stifle any flames. Never
use water.
Warning: Only allow children or infirm
persons to use the microwave, without
supervision, when adequate instructions
have been given so that the child or infirm
person is able to use the microwave in a
safe way and understand the hazards of
improper use.
It is quite normal for steam to be emitted
around the door, or for misting to occur on
the door, or even for water droplets to
appear below the door during the cooking
cycle. This is merely condensation from
the heat of the food and does not affect
the safety of your oven. The door is not
intended to seal the oven cavity
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 oven.
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Warning: Do not use this oven for
commercial purposes. This oven is made
for domestic use only.
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.
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.
Oven utensils and accessories guide
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.
Mode of operation
Material Utensils
Ceramic &
Corning ware YES
Heat resistant glass ware YES*1
Glass ware with metal decoration NO
Lead crystal glass NO
China Without metal decoration YES
Pottery*2 YES
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Microwave oven
heat-proof wear
Plastic wrap YES
Metal Baking pan NO
Aluminium foil*3 YES
Paper Cups, plates, towels YES
Waxed paper YES
Wood NO
Accessories Grill rack NO
Turntable YES
YES: Utensils and accessories to use NO: Utensils and accessories to avoid
*1 Only if there is no metal trim.
*2 Only if it does not have a glaze containing metal.
*3 Use aluminium foil only for shielding purposes, over use may cause arcing.
Testing suitability of cookware
Utensils should be checked to ensure they
are suitable for use in Microwave Ovens.
Place the cookware in the microwave
along with a glass half full of water. Heat
on full power 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 cooking.
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 or ignition.
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
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.
Metal utensils and utensils with metallic
trim should not be used in the microwave
oven, unless specifically recommended for
microwave use.
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Containers with restricted openings, such
as bottles, should not be used for
microwave cooking.
Use caution when removing a lid or cover
from a dish to avoid steam burns.
Foil containers
Shallow foil containers may safely be used
to reheat foods in your microwave oven
providing the following rules are observed:
Foil containers should not be more than 3
cms (1 1/4”) deep.
Foil lids must not be used.
The foil containers must be at least two-
thirds full of food. Empty containers must
never be used.
Foil containers should be used singly in
the microwave oven and should not be
allowed to touch the sides. If your oven
has a metal turntable or cooking rack, the
foil container should be placed on an
upturned ovenproof plate.
Foil containers should never be re-used in
the microwave oven.
If the microwave oven has been in use for
15 minutes or more, allow it to cool before
using it again.
The container and turntable may become
hot during use; take great care when
removing either from the oven. It is
advisable to use an oven cloth or glove
when doing so.
Remember when using an aluminium foil
container that the reheating or cooking
times may be longer than you are used to,
always ensure that the food is piping hot
before serving.
Food safety
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 result.
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 unattended.
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 pierced.
The contents of feeding bottles and baby
food jars are to be stirred or shaken and
the temperature is to be checked before
consumption, in order to avoid burns.
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Warning: Liquids or other foods must not
be heated in sealed containers since they
are liable to explode.
Warning: Microwave heating of beverages
can result in delayed eruptive boiling;
therefore care must be taken when
handling the container.
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
Avoid using straight-sided containers with
narrow necks.
Do not overheat.
Stir the liquid before placing the container
in the oven and again halfway through the
heating time.
After heating, allow standing in the oven
for a short time, stirring again before
carefully removing the container.
Warning: 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.
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Product description
1. Digital Display
2. Indicators
The appropriate indicator will flash or
light up, just above each symbol
according to the instruction. When an
indicator is flashing, press the
appropriate button (having the same
symbol) or carry out the necessary
Turn over
Microwave power level
Cooking in progress
5. AUTO PROGRAMMES button Press
to select one of the 12 automatic
6. START/+30 button
7. STOP button
8. DOOR OPEN button
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Turntable support
Glass turntable
Turntable installation
Place the turntable support on the cavity
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.
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Before first use
Setting the clock
When your oven is plugged in for the first
time or when power resumes after a
power interruption, the display window
flash and show " 88:88 "
Touch the STOP button to clear the
This oven can be set for 12hr mode or
24hr mode
1. To set the 12 hour clock, hold the
down for 3 seconds. ‘12H’ will appear
in the display.
2. To set the 24 hour clock, press the
once more. ‘24H’ will appear in the
3. Rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT knob until
the correct hour is displayed
LEVEL button
5. Rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT knob until
the correct minute is displayed
LEVEL button
Child lock
This oven has a feature which prevents
the accidental running of the oven by a
child. After the lock has been set, no part
of the microwave oven will operate until
the child lock feature has been cancelled.
Touch the STOP + button for 3 seconds.
‘SAFE‘ will appear in the display.
To cancel touch the STOP + button for 3
To stop the oven
There are two way to stop the oven whilst
it is in use.
1. Press the STOP button
You may restart the oven by pressing the
START button
Pressing STOP again will reset the current
2. Open the door
You may restart the oven by closing the
door and pressing the START button
Pressing STOP again will cancel the
current programme
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Microwave cooking
1. Open the door; place the food on the
turntable. Close the door.
2. Set the required cook time by turning
the TIMER/WEIGHT knob.
3. Set the required power by pressing
4. Press Start.
At the end of this function a bell will be
heard to signal the end of the program.
Quick start
Pressing the START button allows you to
start your microwave at full power (800W)
for 30 seconds.
Each time you press the START button
you will increase the cooking time by 30
At the end of this function a bell will be
heard to signal the end of the program.
Microwave power setting guide
Power Setting Suggested use
Keeping warm : Keeping foods warm
Defrost :Thawing frozen foods.
Simmer : Completing the cooking cycle of some pot roasts.
Casseroles and stews.
Reheat : Reheating of casseroles and stews..
Reheating pre-cooked foods.
Roasting joints of meat and poultry.
Max Power : Boiling or reheating liquids. Cooking vegetables.
Preheating a browning dish.
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Auto Programmes
automatically works out the correct
cooking mode and cooking time.
You can choose from 7 AUTO COOK
menus and 5 AUTO DEFROST menus.
button once.
The menu can be chosen by pressing
until the desired menu number is
displayed. See “AUTO
To select a defrost menu, press the
least 8 times.
2. The weight or quantity of the food can
be input by rotating the
TIMER/WEIGHT knob until the
desired weight is displayed.
• Enter the weight of the food only. Do
not include the weight of the
• For food weighing more or less than
weights given in the automatic chart,
use manual programmes.
3. To start cooking press START/+30
When action is required (e.g. to turn
food over), the oven stops and the
audible signals sound, remaining
cooking time and any indicator will
flash on the display. To continue
cooking, press the START/+30
The final temperature will vary according
to the initial food temperature. Check food
is piping hot after cooking. If necessary,
you can extend the cooking time and
change the power level.
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Selection Chart for Auto Programmes :-
Auto Programme Press Button Portion Size
Frozen Vegetables
Once 100 – 600g
Fresh Vegetables
Twice 100 – 600g
Frozen Ready Meals
Three Times 300 – 1000g
Frozen Gratin
Four Times 200 – 600g
Boiled / Jacket Potatoes
Five TImes 100 – 800g
Fish Filet With Sauce
Six Times 400 – 1200g
Seven Times 500 – 1500g
Steak and Chops
Eight Times 200 – 800g
Minced Meat
Nine Times 200 – 800g
Ten Times 900 – 1500g
Eleven Times 100 – 1400g
Twelve TImes 100 – 1000g
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Care and cleaning
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
Repairs should only be done by a qualified
service technician.
Be sure the oven is off or the unit is
unplugged before cleaning.
Cleaning the accessories (turntable,
support and Grill rack)
Clean them with mild detergent after
removing them for the cavity. Turntable
support should be carefully handled.
The inside of the oven and turntable get
very hot; so do not touch them
immediately after use.
Cleaning the interior
Always keep the inside of the oven clean.
Wipe up spillovers 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
from the base of the oven. For the side of
the oven use a soft damp cloth only, no
liquids should be used near the venting
Never use abrasive cleaners, commercial
oven cleaners or steel wool pads on any
part of the microwave oven.
To loosen difficult deposits, boil a cup of
water in the microwave oven for 2 or 3
Never use a knife or any utensil to remove
deposits from the oven surfaces.
To remove odours from the oven interior,
boil a cup of water plus 2 tablespoons of
lemon juice for 5 minutes.
Cleaning the door seals
Wipe up spillovers and food spatters
immediately. Deposits that are allowed to
remain on the door seals will absorb
microwave energy, reduce the efficiency
of the oven, and possibly damage the
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oven interior. You can only use mild, liquid
detergent, warm water and a soft, clean
cloth to remove deposits from the door
Cleaning the exterior
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.
Technical data
Overall width 592 mm
Overall depth 316mm
Overall height 370 mm
Cavity width 285 mm
Cavity depth 298 mm
Cavity height 202 mm
Volume 17 litre
Power source 230V, 50 Hz
Fuse 10 A
Power consumption 1200W
Microwave (Power) 800W
Weight 15.5 kg
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Remove any promotion label from the
It is dangerous to alter the specifications
or attempt to modify this product in any
Care must be taken to ensure that the
appliance does not stand on the electrical
supply cable.
Any electrical work required to install this
appliance should be carried out by a
qualified electrician or competent person.
1. Remove all packaging and check
carefully for any signs of damage.
2. This oven is designed to fit into a
360mm high cupboard as standard.
When fitting into a 350mm high
cupboard:- Unscrew and remove the
4 feet from the bottom of the oven.
There are 3 tall feet and 1 short foot.
Replace the 3 tall feet with those
provided in the accessory pack. Do
not replace the short foot.
3. If fitting the microwave oven above a
conventional oven (position A) then
use the mylar sheet provided.
a. Cut the Mylar sheet to fit the
internal width of the unit.
b. Peel back the protective cover on
the tape and fix to the rear of the shelf
so that it covers the service gap.
Mylar sheet
Internal width
Service gap
4. Fit the appliance into the kitchen
cupboard slowly, and without force,
until the front frame of the oven seals
against the front opening of the
5. Ensure the appliance is stable and
not leaning. Ensure that a 5mm gap is
kept between the cupboard door
above and the top of the frame
5 mm
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6. Fix the oven in position with the
screws provided. The fixing points are
located on the top and bottom corners
of the oven.
7. It is important to ensure that the
installation of this product conforms to
the instructions in this operation
manual and the hob or conventional
oven manufacturer’s installation
If fitting the microwave in position B or C:
• The cupboard must be a minimum of
500 mm (E) above the worktop and
must not be installed directly above a
• This appliance has been tested and
approved for use near domestic gas,
electric and induction hobs only.
• Sufficient space between hob and
microwave should be allowed to
prevent overheating of microwave
oven, surrounding cupboard and
• Do not operate the hob without pans
when the microwave oven is operating.
• Care should be taken when attending
to the microwave oven while the hob is
Position A Position B
Position C
Position D
Position WxDxH Chimney
A 560x550x360 50
B + C 560x300x350 15
B + C 560x300x360 15
D 560x500x350 40
D 560x500x360 40
Connecting The Appliance To The Power
• The electrical outlet should be readily
accessible so that the unit can be
unplugged easily in an emergency.
• The socket should not be positioned
behind the cupboard.
• The best position is above the
cupboard, see (A).
• When not connecting the power supply
cord to position (A) it should be
removed from the support clip and
routed under the oven.
• Connect the appliance to a single
phase 230V/50Hz alternating current
via a correctly installed earth socket.
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The socket must be fused with a 10A
• If the appliance is to be operated in a
non-European country, the supply
voltage, current type and frequency of
the appliance indicated on the rating
plate must correspond with the
specification of your power supply. The
rating plate can be found on the inside
face of the control panel.
• The power supply cord may only be
replaced by an electrician.
• Before installing, tie a piece of string to
the power supply cord to facilitate
connection to point (A) when the
appliance is being installed.
• When inserting the appliance into the
high-sided cupboard, DO NOT crush
the power supply cord.
Electrical Connection
If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is
not suitable for your socket outlet, you
must call your local Zanussi service agent.
The manufacturer declines any liability
should this safety measure not be
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.
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European guarantee
This appliance is guaranteed by Electrolux
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
Electrolux and is only used within the
home, i.e. is not used for commercial
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 law.
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