Zanussi ZSG20100XA manual

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  • Brand: Zanussi
  • Product: Microwave
  • Model/name: ZSG20100XA
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German, Spanish, Polish, Czech

Table of Contents

Page: 13
Safety information _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 14
Safety instructions _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 16
Product description _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 17
Before first use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 18
Daily use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 18
Using the accessories _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 21
Helpful hints and tips _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 21
Care and cleaning _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 22
Troubleshooting _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 22
Installation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 23
Environment concerns _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 25
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 incor-
rect 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.
• Keep all packaging away from children.
• Keep children and pets away from the appliance when it operates
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.
General Safety
• This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar ap-
plications such as:
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– staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environ-
– 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 oper-
ation that involves the removal of a cover which gives protection
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. Drying
of food or clothing and heating of warming pads, slippers, spong-
es, damp cloth and similar may lead to risk of injury, ignition or fire.
• If smoke is emitted, switch off or unplug the appliance and keep
the door closed in order to stifle any flames.
• 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 stirred
or shaken and the temperature checked before consumption, in
order to avoid burns.
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• Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs should not be heat-
ed in the appliance since they may explode, even after microwave
heating has ended.
• The appliance should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits
• 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 ap-
pliance 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 applica-
ble). Refer to the installation chapter.
• The appliance must be operated with the decorative door open (if
• 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 or-
der 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.
• Obey the installation instruction supplied with
the appliance.
• Always be careful when you move the appli-
ance because it is heavy. Always wear safety
• 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.
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• The sides of the appliance must stay adjacent
to appliances or to units with the same
Electrical connection
Warning! Risk of fire and electrical shock.
• 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 supply.
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 dam-
aged 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 appli-
• Make sure that the ventilation openings are
not blocked.
• Do not let the appliance stay unattended dur-
ing 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 appliance
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.
Product description
1 2 3 4
9 7
8 6 5
1 Lamp
2 Safety interlock system
3 Control panel
4 Power setting knob
5 Timer knob
6 Door opener
7 Waveguide cover
8 Grill
9 Turntable shaft
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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
Daily use
Warning! Refer to the Safety chapters.
Activating and deactivating the appliance
1. Turn the power setting knob to select a
power setting.
2. Turn the timer knob to set a time, this auto-
matically activates the appliance.
3. To deactivate the appliance you can:
– wait until the appliance deactivates auto-
matically when the timer knob reaches
the 0 position.
– turn the timer knob to the 0 position.
– push the door opener. The appliance
stops automatically. Close the door to
continue cooking. Use this option to in-
spect the food.
When the timer knob reaches the 0 posi-
tion an acoustic signal sounds.
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
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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 pota-
toes, tomatoes, sausages, with a fork several
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, ce-
ramic or earthenware with small holes, e. g.
on handles or unglazed bottoms. Moisture
going into the holes can cause the cookware
to crack when it is heated.
• 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 appliance,
but let it defrost at room temperature. This
gives a more even result. Fully remove all
metal or aluminium packaging before defrost-
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 tem-
• 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 appliance
only if their packaging is suitable for micro-
wave 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 --
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Cookware / Material Microwave Grilling
Defrosting Heating Cooking
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.
X suitable -- not suitable
Power setting table
Symbol Power setting Power
Low Stage 119 W
Medium Low / Defrost 252 W
Medium 385 W
Medium High 539 W
High 700 W
Grill 800 W
Combi Cooking
Combi Cooking 1 20 % Microwave, 80 % Grill
Combi Cooking 2 30 % Microwave, 70 % Grill
Combi Cooking 3 40 % Microwave, 60 % Grill
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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
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.
Helpful hints and tips
Tips for the microwave
Problem Remedy
You cannot find details for the amount of food
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 power.
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 down.
Always remove chilled meat and poultry from
the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cook-
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 vegetables
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 rack.
Turn the food over halfway through the set time
and continue grilling.
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 3 modes for Combi Cooking. Each
mode combines the microwave and the grill
functions at different time periods and power
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 cleaning
• 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 microwave
power for 5 minutes.
Warning! Refer to the Safety chapters.
Problem Possible cause Remedy
The appliance does not op-
The appliance is deactivated. Activate the appliance.
The appliance does not op-
The appliance is not plugged in. Plug in the appliance.
The appliance does not op-
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 op-
The door is not closed properly. Make sure that nothing blocks the
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Problem Possible cause Remedy
The lamp does not operate. 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 aluminium
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 cook-
ing tray.
The appliance stop to oper-
ate without a clear reason.
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.) .........................................
Warning! Refer to the Safety chapters.
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 weather,
do not activate it immediately after the instal-
lation. Let is stand in the room temperature
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
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 340
D 18
2. Put the template on the bottom of cabinet
and mark the spots for screws. Remove the
template and fix the bracket with the screws.
3. Install the appliance. Make sure the bracket
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 environmentally-
friendly and recyclable. Plastic parts are marked
with international abbreviations such as PE, PS,
etc. Dispose of the packaging material in the
containers provided for this purpose at your lo-
cal waste management facility.

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