Zanussi ZSC25225XA manual

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  • Brand: Zanussi
  • Product: Microwave
  • Model/name: ZSC25225XA
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, German, French

Table of Contents

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NL Gebruiksaanwijzing 2
EN User manual 20
FR Notice d'utilisation 36
DE Benutzerinformation 53
Microwave Oven
Four à micro-ondes
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Safety information _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 20
Safety instructions _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 22
Product description _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 24
Before first use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 24
Control panel _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 25
Daily use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 26
Automatic programmes _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 29
Using the accessories _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 30
Additional functions _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 31
Helpful hints and tips _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 31
Care and cleaning _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 32
Troubleshooting _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 32
Installation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 33
Environment concerns _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 35
Subject to change without notice.
Safety information
Before the installation and use of the appliance, carefully read the
supplied instructions. The manufacturer is not responsible if an in-
correct installation and use causes injuries and damages. Always
keep the instructions with the appliance for future reference.
Children and vulnerable people safety
Warning! Risk of suffocation, injury or permanent disability.
• This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and
above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental ca-
pabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they are super-
vised by an adult or a person who is responsible for their safety.
• Do not let children play with the appliance. Children under 3
years must not be left unsupervised in the vicinity of the appli-
• Keep all packaging away from children.
• Keep children and pets away from the appliance when it oper-
ates or when it cools down. Accessible parts are hot.
• If the appliance has a child safety device, we recommend that
you activate it.
• Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children
without supervision.
• Keep the appliance and its cord out of reach of children less
than 8 years.
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General Safety
• This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar
applications such as:
– staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working envi-
– farm houses;
– by clients in hotels, motels and other residential environments;
– bed and breakfast type environments.
• Internally the appliance becomes hot when in operation. Do not
touch the heating elements that are in the appliance. Always use
oven gloves to remove or put in accessories or ovenware.
• Do not use a steam cleaner to clean the appliance.
• Before maintenance cut the power supply.
• If the door or door seals are damaged, the appliance must not
be operated until it has been repaired by a competent person.
• The appliances are not intended to be operated by means of an
external timer or separate remote-control system.
• Only a competent person can carry out any service or repair op-
eration that involves the removal of a cover which gives protec-
tion against exposure to microwave energy.
• Do not heat liquids and other foods in sealed containers. They
are liable to explode.
• Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens.
• When heating food in plastic or paper containers, keep an eye
on the appliance due to the possibility of ignition.
• The appliance is intended for heating food and beverages. Dry-
ing of food or clothing and heating of warming pads, slippers,
sponges, damp cloth and similar may lead to risk of injury, igni-
tion or fire.
• If smoke is emitted, switch off or unplug the appliance and keep
the door closed in order to stifle any flames.
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• Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed eruptive
boiling. Care must be taken when handling the container.
• The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars shall be stir-
red or shaken and the temperature checked before consump-
tion, in order to avoid burns.
• Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs should not be
heated in the appliance since they may explode, even after mi-
crowave heating has ended.
• The appliance should be cleaned regularly and any food depos-
its removed.
• Failure to maintain the appliance in a clean condition could lead
to deterioration of the surface that could adversely affect the life
of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
• The temperature of accessible surfaces may be high when the
appliance is operating.
• The microwave oven shall not be placed in a cabinet unless it
has been tested in a Cabinet.
• The rear surface of appliances shall be placed against a wall.
• Pay attention to the minimum dimensions of the cabinet (if appli-
cable). Refer to the installation chapter.
• The appliance must be operated with the decorative door open
(if applicable).
• Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to
clean the glass door since they can scratch the surface, which
may result in shattering of the glass.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manu-
facturer, an authorized Service or similarly qualified persons in
order to avoid a hazard.
Safety instructions
Warning! Only a qualified person must
install this appliance.
• Remove all the packaging.
• Do not install or use a damaged appliance.
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• Obey the installation instruction supplied
with the appliance.
• Always be careful when you move the appli-
ance because it is heavy. Always wear safe-
ty gloves.
• Do not pull the appliance by the handle.
• Keep the minimum distance from the other
appliances and units.
• Make sure that the appliance is installed be-
low and adjacent safe structures.
• The sides of the appliance must stay adja-
cent to appliances or to units with the same
Electrical connection
Warning! Risk of fire and electrical
• All electrical connections should be made
by a qualified electrician.
• The appliance must be earthed.
• Make sure that the electrical information on
the rating plate agrees with the power sup-
ply. If not, contact an electrician.
• If the appliance is connected to the socket
via an extension cord, make sure the cord is
• Make sure not to cause damage to the
mains plug and to the mains cable. Contact
the Service or an electrician to change a
damaged mains cable.
• Do not pull the mains cable to disconnect
the appliance. Always pull the mains plug.
Warning! Risk of injury, burns or electric
shock or explosion.
• Use this appliance in a household environ-
• Do not change the specification of this ap-
• Make sure that the ventilation openings are
not blocked.
• Do not let the appliance stay unattended
during operation.
• Do not apply pressure on the open door.
• Do not use the appliance as a work surface
and do not use the cavity for storage purpo-
Care and Cleaning
Warning! Risk of injury, fire or damage to
the appliance.
• Before maintenance, deactivate the appli-
ance and disconnect the mains plug from
the mains socket.
• Clean regularly the appliance to prevent the
deterioration of the surface material.
• Do not allow food spills or cleaner residue
to accumulate on door sealing surfaces.
• Remaining fat or food in the appliance can
cause fire.
• Clean the appliance with a moist soft cloth.
Only use neutral detergents. Do not use
abrasive products, abrasive cleaning pads,
solvents or metal objects.
• If you use an oven spray, obey the safety in-
structions on the packaging.
Warning! Risk of injury or suffocation.
• Disconnect the appliance from the mains
• Cut off the mains cable and discard it.
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Product description
1 2
8 6
3 4
1 Lamp
2 Safety interlock system
3 Display
4 Control panel
5 Door opener
6 Waveguide cover
7 Grill
8 Turntable shaft
Turntable set
Glass cooking tray and roller guide.
Always use the turntable set to prepare
food in the appliance.
Grill Rack
For grilling food and combi cooking.
Before first use
Warning! Refer to the Safety chapters.
Initial Cleaning
• Remove all parts from the appliance.
• Clean the appliance before first use.
Important! Refer to chapter "Care and
Setting the time
When you connect the appliance to the
electrical supply or after a power cut, the
display shows 0:00 and an acoustic signal
You can set the time in 24 hour clock
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1. Press twice.
2. Turn the Setting knob to enter the amount
of hours.
3. Press to confirm.
4. Turn the Setting knob to enter the amount
of minutes.
5. Press to confirm.
Control panel
Symbol Function Description
1 — Display Shows the settings and current time.
2 Defrosting button To defrost food by weight or time.
3 Function button To choose the function.
4 — Setting knob
To set the cooking time, weight or to
activate the auto cooking programmes.
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Symbol Function Description
5 Stop / Clear button
To deactivate the appliance or delete
the cooking settings.
Clock / Kitchen Timer
To set the clock.
7 Start / +30 sec button
To start the appliance or increase the
cooking time for 30 seconds at full
Daily use
Warning! Refer to the Safety chapters.
Activating and deactivating the
1. Press the button with the function you
want to activate.
2. Repeatedly press the button or turn the
Setting knob to set the desired function.
3. Press to confirm.
4. Turn the Setting knob to set the desired
5. Press to confirm and activate the ap-
6. To deactivate the appliance you can:
– wait until the appliance deactivates au-
tomatically when the time comes to an
– open the door. The appliance stops au-
tomatically. Close the door to continue
cooking. Use this option to inspect the
– press .
Caution! Do not let the appliance
operate when there is no food in it.
General information about using the
• After you deactivate the appliance, let the
food stand for some minutes.
• Remove the aluminium foil packaging, metal
containers, etc. before you prepare the food.
• If possible, cook food covered with material
suitable for use in the microwave. Only cook
food without a cover if you want to keep it
• Do not overcook the dishes by setting the
power and time too high. The food can dry
out, burn or catch fire in some places.
• Do not use the appliance to cook eggs or
snails in their shells, because they can ex-
plode. With fried eggs, pierce the yolks first.
• Prick food with "skin" or "peel", such as po-
tatoes, tomatoes, sausages, with a fork sev-
eral times before cooking so that the food
does not explode.
• For chilled or frozen food, set a longer cook-
ing time.
• Dishes which contain sauce must be stirred
from time to time.
• Vegetables that have a firm structure, such
as carrots, peas or cauliflower, must be
cooked in water.
• Turn larger pieces after half of the cooking
• If possible, cut vegetables into similar-sized
• Use flat, wide dishes.
• Do not use cookware made of porcelain,
ceramic or earthenware with small holes, e.
g. on handles or unglazed bottoms. Mois-
ture going into the holes can cause the
cookware to crack when it is heated.
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• The glass cooking tray is a work space for
heating food or liquids. It is necessary for
the operation of the microwave.
Defrosting meat, poultry, fish:
• Put the frozen, unwrapped food on a small
upturned plate with a container below it so
that the defrosting liquid collects in the con-
• Turn the food after half of the defrosting
time. If possible, divide and then remove the
pieces that started to defrost.
Defrosting butter, portions of gateau,
• Do not fully defrost the food in the appli-
ance, but let it defrost at room temperature.
This gives a more even result. Fully remove
all metal or aluminium packaging before de-
Defrosting fruit, vegetables:
• Do not fully defrost fruit and vegetables,
which are to be further prepared while raw,
in the appliance. Let them defrost at room
• You can use a higher microwave power to
cook fruit and vegetables without defrosting
them first.
Ready meals:
• You can prepare ready meals in the appli-
ance only if their packaging is suitable for
microwave use.
• You must follow the manufacturer's instruc-
tions printed on the packaging (e.g. remove
the metal cover and pierce the plastic film).
Suitable cookware and materials
Cookware / Material Microwave Grilling /
Defrosting Heating Cooking
Ovenproof glass and porcelain (with no metal
components, e. g. Pyrex, heat-proof glass)
Non-ovenproof glass and porcelain 1) X -- -- --
Glass and glass ceramic made of ovenproof /
frost-proof material (e. g. Arcoflam), grill shelf
Ceramic 2), earthenware 2) X X X --
Heat-resistant plastic up to 200 °C 3) X X X --
Cardboard, paper X -- -- --
Clingfilm X -- -- --
Roasting film with microwave safe closure 3) X X X --
Roasting dishes made of metal, e. g. enamel,
cast iron
-- -- -- X
Baking tins, black lacquer or silicon-coated 3) -- -- -- X
Baking tray -- -- -- X
Browning cookware, e. g. Crisp pan or Crunch
-- X X --
Ready meals in packaging 3) X X X X
1) With no silver, gold, platinum or metal plating / decorations
2) Without quartz or metal components, or glazes which contain metals
3) You must follow the manufacturer’s instructions about the maximum temperatures.
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X suitable -- not suitable
Power setting table
Press the
Function but-
Power setting Approximate Percentage of Power
1 time P100 100 %
2 times P 80 80 %
3 times P 50 50 %
4 times P 30 30 %
5 times P 10 10 %
Other functions
Press the
Function but-
Power setting Function mode
6 times G – 1 Full Grill
Combi Cooking
7 times C – 1 Microwaves, Convection
8 times C – 2 Microwaves, Grill
9 times C – 3 Grill, Convection
10 times C – 4 Microwaves, Grill, Convection
Convection Cooking
11 – 20 times 130 – 220 Convection cooking at set temperature
Quick Start
• Press to activate the appliance for 30
seconds at full function power. The cooking
time increases by 30 seconds with each ad-
ditional press of the button. The maximum
cooking time is 95 minutes.
• In standby mode, turn the Setting knob
counterclockwise to set the cooking time,
then press to start the appliance at full
microwave power.
You can choose between 2 defrosting modes:
• Weight defrosting
• Time defrosting
Weight and time defrosting
1. Press once to set the weight defrost-
ing or twice for time defrosting.
2. Turn the Setting knob to input the desired
weight or time.
3. Press to confirm and start the appli-
For weight defrosting the time is set auto-
matically. Weight defrosting should not
be used on food that is left out of the freezer
for more than 20 min, or for frozen ready-made
To activate weight defrosting you must
use more than 100 g of food and less
than 2000 g.
To defrost less than 200 g of food place
it on the edge of the turntable.
You can cook food in maximum 2 stages. If
one stage is defrosting, set it as the first stage.
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Multi-stage cooking:
1. Press and set the defrosting mode.
2. Turn the Setting knob to set defrosting
time or food weights.
3. Press to confirm.
4. Turn the Setting knob to select the desired
power level.
5. Press to confirm.
6. Turn the Setting knob to input the time.
7. Press to confirm and start the appli-
After each stage an acoustic signal sounds.
Convection cooking
For better results, preheat the appliance to the
right temperature.
Convection cooking with preheating
1. Repeatedly press the Function button to
set .
2. Turn the Setting knob to set the tempera-
3. Press to confirm.
4. Press to start preheating. When you
hear an acoustic signal, the temperature is
set and flashes on the display.
5. Put in the food.
6. Turn the Setting knob to input the time.
7. Press to confirm and start the appli-
You can input the cooking time only when
the appliance is preheated and the door
is opened. If you don’t input the cooking time
in 5 minutes, 5 acoustic signals sound and the
appliance turns to standby mode.
Skip step 4 to cook without preheating func-
Grilling or Combi Cooking
1. Press the Function button.
2. Turn the Setting knob to set the desired
3. Press to confirm.
4. Turn the Setting knob to input the time.
5. Press to confirm and start the appli-
Automatic programmes
Auto Cooking
You can use Auto Cooking function to easily
cook food.
1. In standby mode, turn the Setting knob
clockwise to choose the desired menu.
2. Press to confirm.
3. Turn the Setting knob to set the weight of
the menu.
4. Press to confirm and start the appli-
Menu Weight Approximate percentage of
150 g
250 g
350 g
450 g
600 g
100 %
1 (about 230 g)
2 (about 460 g)
3 (about 690 g)
100 %
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Menu Weight Approximate percentage of
150 g
350 g
450 g
600 g
100 %
150 g
350 g
500 g
100 %
150 g
250 g
350 g
450 g
650 g
80 %
50 g (add 450 ml of water)
100 g (add 800 ml of water)
150 g (add 1200 ml of water)
80 %
200 g
400 g
600 g
100 %
475 g Preheat at 170 degrees
200 g
300 g
400 g
C - 4
500 g
750 g
1000 g
1200 g
C - 4
The Cake menu needs preheating.
Using the accessories
Warning! Refer to the Safety chapters.
Inserting the turntable set
1. Place the roller guide around the turntable
2. Place the glass cooking tray on the roller
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Inserting the grill rack
Place the grill rack on the turntable set.
Caution! Do not cook food without the
turntable set. Use only the turntable set
provided with the appliance.
Never cook food directly on the glass
cooking tray.
Additional functions
Kitchen Timer
1. Press .
2. Turn the Setting knob to enter the time.
3. Press to confirm.
You can set maximum 95 minutes.
When the set time is reached, an acous-
tic signal sounds.
Timer still works when you open the door
or pause the appliance. Press to can-
Child Safety Lock
The Child Safety Lock prevents an accidental
operation of the appliance.
To activate or deactivate the Child Safety Lock
press and hold for 3 seconds, until an
acoustic signal sounds.
When the Child Safety Lock is on, display
shows the current time.
Helpful hints and tips
Tips for the microwave
Problem Remedy
You cannot find details for the amount of
food prepared.
Look for a similar food. Increase or shorten the length of
the cooking times according to the following rule: Double
the amount = almost double the time, Half the
amount = half the time
The food got too dry. Set shorter cooking time or select lower microwave pow-
The food is not defrosted, hot or cooked after
the time came to an end.
Set longer cooking time or set higher power. Note that
large dishes need longer time.
After the cooking time comes to an end, the
food is overheated at the edge but is still not
ready in the middle.
Next time set a lower power and a longer time. Stir liquids
halfway through, e.g. soup.
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To get better results for rice use a flat, wide
Always defrost roast with the fat side down.
Do not defrost covered meat because this may
cause cooking instead of defrosting.
Always defrost whole poultry breast side
Always remove chilled meat and poultry from
the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before
Let the meat, poultry, fish and vegetables stay
covered after cooking.
Brush a little oil or melted butter over the fish.
Add 30 - 45 ml of cold water for every 250 g
of vegetables. Cut the fresh vegetables into
even size pieces before cooking. Cook all veg-
etables with a cover on the container.
When you reheat packed ready meals always
follow the instruction written on the packaging.
Grill flat food items in the middle of the grill
Turn the food over halfway through the set
time and continue grilling.
Convection Cooking
You can cook food as in traditional oven.
No microwaves are used.
Combi Cooking
Use the Combi Cooking to keep the crispness
of certain foods.
At the half of the cooking time, turn over the
foods then continue.
There are 4 modes for Combi Cooking. Each
mode combines the microwave, grill and con-
vection functions at different time periods and
power levels.
Care and cleaning
Warning! Refer to the Safety chapters.
Notes on cleaning:
• Clean the front of the appliance with a soft
cloth with warm water and a cleaning agent.
• To clean metal surfaces, use a usual clean-
ing agent.
• Clean the appliance interior after each use.
Then you can remove dirt more easily and it
does not burn on.
• Clean stubborn dirt with a special cleaner.
• Clean all accessories regularly and let them
dry. Use a soft cloth with warm water and a
cleaning agent.
• To soften the hard to remove remains, boil a
glass of water at full microwave power for 2
to 3 minutes.
• To remove odours, mix a glass of water with
2 tsp of lemon juice and boil at full micro-
wave power for 5 minutes.
Warning! Refer to the Safety chapters.
Problem Possible cause Remedy
The appliance does not
The appliance is deactivated. Activate the appliance.
The appliance does not
The appliance is not plugged in. Plug in the appliance.
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Problem Possible cause Remedy
The appliance does not
The fuse in the fuse box is blown. Check the fuse. If the fuse blows
more than one time, contact a quali-
fied electrician.
The appliance does not
The door is not closed properly. Make sure that nothing blocks the
The lamp does not oper-
The lamp is defective. The lamp has to be replace.
There is sparking in the
There are metal dishes or dishes with
metal trim.
Remove the dish from the appliance.
There is sparking in the
There are metal skewers or alumini-
um foil that touches the interior walls.
Make sure that the skewers and foil
does not touch the interior walls.
The turntable set makes
scratching or grinding
There is an object or dirt below the
glass cooking tray.
Clean the area below the glass
cooking tray.
The appliance stop to op-
erate without a clear rea-
There is a malfunction. If this situation repeats call the cus-
tomer service center.
If you cannot find a solution to the problem
yourself, contact your dealer or the customer
service centre.
The necessary data for the customer service
center is on the rating plate on the appliance.
We recommend that you write the data here:
Model (MOD.) .........................................
Product number (PNC) .........................................
Serial number (S.N.) .........................................
Caution! Do not block the air vents. If
you do that, the appliance can overheat.
Caution! Do not connect the appliance
to adapters or extension leads. This can
cause overloading and risk of fire.
• The appliance is for built-in use only.
• The fitted cabinet must not have a back wall
behind the appliance.
• Put the appliance far away from steam, hot
air and water splashes.
• If you transport the appliance in cold weath-
er, do not activate it immediately after the in-
stallation. Let is stand in the room tempera-
ture and absorb the heat.
Electrical installation
Warning! Only a qualified person must
do the electrical installation.
The manufacturer is not responsible if you
do not follow the safety precautions from
the chapter "Safety Information".
This appliance is supplied with a main cable
and main plug.
Caution! Minimum installation height is
85 cm.
1. Check if the dimensions of the furniture
meet the installation distances.
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Installation distances
Dimension mm
A 380 + 2
B 560 + 8
C 550
D 45
2. Put the template on the bottom of cabinet
and mark the spots for screws. Remove
the template and fix the bracket with the
3. Install the appliance. Make sure the brack-
et locks the back of the appliance.
4. Open the door and fix the appliance to the
cabinet with a screw.
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Environment concerns
Recycle the materials with the symbol . Put
the packaging in applicable containers to
recycle it.
Help protect the environment and human
health and to recycle waste of electrical and
electronic appliances. Do not dispose
appliances marked with the symbol with the
household waste. Return the product to your
local recycling facility or contact your
municipal office.
Packaging material
The packaging material is environmental-
ly-friendly and recyclable. Plastic parts are
marked with international abbreviations such
as PE, PS, etc. Dispose of the packaging ma-
terial in the containers provided for this pur-
pose at your local waste management facility.
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