Miele M 6012 SC Operating instructions

Operating instructions
Microwave oven
M 6012 SC
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed or used for the
first time.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 09 568 960
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Oven interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Optional accessory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How the microwave oven works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Modes of operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
What can a microwave oven do?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Microwave oven functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Microwave Solo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Grilling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Combination mode (Microwave + Grill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Suitable containers for microwave ovens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Material and shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Testing dishes for their suitability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
The cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Setting the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Altering the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Switching off the time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Night time switch-off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Opening the door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Placing the dish in the oven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Turntable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Closing the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Starting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
"door" message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Interrupting or re-starting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Altering settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cancelling a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
At the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Automatic keeping warm function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Contents
Quick start (programmable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
System lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Minute minder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Altering a minute minder entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Minute minder + cooking function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Operation - Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Gourmet plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Some suggested uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Operation - Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Automatic defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Automatic cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Recipes for Automatic programmes ° . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Saving your favourite programme (Memory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Changing settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Reheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Defrosting / Defrosting and reheating or cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Some suggested uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Housing, oven interior and inside of the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Appliance front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Optional accessory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
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Guide to the appliance
Oven interior and accessories
a Oven door
f Grilling rack
b Door locking mechanism
g Gourmet plate
c Quartz grill
h Cover
d Control panel
i Boiling rod
e Turntable
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Guide to the appliance
Control panel
j Electronic timer and clock display
k Rotary selector for
microwave power,
grill and combination programmes
l Rotary selector
to enter time and weight
m Automatic programme buttons
n Time of day button m
o Minute minder button l
p Memory button (to save a 1-3 stage
programme sequence)
q Stop/cancel button
r Start button / Add a minute button /
Quick start button c
(programmable)
s Door release a
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Guide to the appliance
Accessories supplied
Optional accessory
Grilling rack
Glass tray
The grilling rack can be used for all
functions with and without
microwave power, except for
Microwave Solo mode.
To avoid the grilling rack being used
inadvertently with Microwave Solo, it
should not be kept inside the
microwave oven.
The glass tray is suitable for use with all
cooking functions. It is heat-resistant
and microwave safe.
When grilling directly on the rack, the
glass tray should be placed underneath
the rack to catch any fat or juices.
Gourmet plate
The gourmet plate is a round, non-stick
grilling plate. It can be used to heat
snacks or small meals quickly whilst
maintaining crispness.
Cover
The cover supplied must only be used
with the Microwave Solo mode.
It prevents the food from drying out and
the oven from becoming dirty, and it
accelerates the heating process.
Boiling rod
When heating liquids, the boiling rod
provided should always be placed in
the container. It helps liquids to heat
evenly.
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These products and other useful
accessories can be ordered via the
internet at www.miele-shop.com, from
Miele (see back cover for contact
details) or from your Miele dealer.
Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
Disposing of your old
appliance
The packaging is designed to protect
the appliance from damage during
transportation. The packaging
materials used are selected from
materials which are environmentally
friendly for disposal and should be
recycled.
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain valuable materials. They
also contain materials which, if handled
or disposed of incorrectly, could be
potentially hazardous to human health
and to the environment. They are,
however, essential for the correct
functioning of your appliance. Please
do not therefore dispose of it with your
household waste.
Recycling the packaging reduces the
use of raw materials in the
manufacturing process and also
reduces the amount of waste in landfill
sites.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection/recycling
centre, or contact your dealer for
advice.
Ensure that it presents no danger to
children while being stored for
disposal.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance complies with statutory safety
requirements. Inappropriate use can, however, lead
to personal injury and damage to property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the
appliance, please read these instructions carefully
before installation and before using it for the first time.
They contain important notes on installation, safety,
use and maintenance.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by
non-compliance with these instructions.
Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure
that new users are familiar with the contents. Pass
them on to any future owner.
Correct application
~ The appliance is intended for use in domestic
households and similar working and residential
environments. This appliance is not intended for
outdoor use.
~ It is intended for domestic use only to cook, defrost
and to reheat and grill food. Any other use is not
permitted.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not use the microwave oven to store or dry items
which could ignite easily. If such items were dried in
the microwave oven, the moisture in the item would
evaporate causing it to dry out and even self-ignite.
~ The appliance can only be used by people with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge, if they are
supervised whilst using it, or have been shown how to
use it in a safe way and recognise and understand the
consequences of incorrect operation.
Safety with children
~ Children under 8 years of age must be kept away
from the appliance unless they are constantly
supervised.
~ Children 8 years and older may only use the
appliance unsupervised if they have been shown how
to use it safely and recognise and understand the
consequences of incorrect operation.
~ Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain
the appliance unsupervised.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Please supervise children in the vicinity of the
appliance and do not let them play with it.
~ Danger of suffocation. Packaging, e.g. plastic
wrappings, must be kept out of the reach of babies
and children. Whilst playing, children could become
entangled in packaging or pull it over their head and
suffocate.
~ Danger of burning. Children's skin is more sensitive
to high temperatures than that of adults. When grilling
with or without the microwave function, the oven
interior, grill element and oven door get hot. Great care
should be taken to ensure that children do not touch
the appliance when it is in use.
Technical safety
~ A damaged appliance can be dangerous. Check it
for visible signs of damage. Do not use a damaged
appliance.
~ If the electrical connection cable is faulty it must only
be replaced by a Miele authorised service technician
to protect the user from danger.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Operating a damaged appliance can result in
microwave leakage and present a hazard to the user.
Do not use the appliance if
– the door is warped.
– the door hinges are loose.
– holes or cracks are visible in the casing, the door or
the oven interior walls.
~ Tampering with electrical connections or
components and mechanical parts is highly dangerous
to the user and can cause operational faults. Do not
open the casing of the appliance.
~ To avoid the risk of damage to the appliance, make
sure that the connection data (voltage and frequency)
on the data plate corresponds to the household mains
supply. Check that this is the case before connecting
the appliance. Consult a qualified electrician if in any
doubt.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the mains electrical
supply by a multi-socket adapter or an extension lead.
These are a fire hazard and do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The electrical safety of this appliance can only be
guaranteed when correctly earthed. It is essential that
this standard safety requirement is met. If in any doubt,
please have the electrical installation tested by a
qualified electrician.
~ To ensure adequate ventilation, a minimum of gap of
5 cm is required between the appliance and any
neighbouring furniture or walls. There must be a
minimum gap of 19.5 cm between the top of the
appliance and anything above it.
~ Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could
be dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for unauthorised work. Repairs may only be carried out
by a Miele authorised service technician.
~ While the appliance is under guarantee, repairs
should only be undertaken by a Miele authorised service technician. Otherwise the guarantee is invalidated.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The appliance must be disconnected from the mains
electrical supply during repair work, cleaning or
maintenance.
~ Miele can only guarantee the safety of the appliance
when genuine original Miele replacement parts are
used. Faulty components must only be replaced by
genuine Miele original spare parts.
~ If the appliance is installed behind a kitchen furniture
door, it may only be used with the furniture door open.
Do not close the furniture door while the appliance is in
use. Heat and moisture can build up behind the
furniture door which can cause damage to the
appliance and the furniture unit. Only close the door
when the appliance is not in use and has cooled down
completely.
~ If your microwave oven is built in with a lift-up door,
do not bring the door down into the closed position
when the oven is in operation.
~ The appliance must not be used in a non-stationary
location (e.g. on a ship).
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
,Danger of burning. The microwave oven gets hot
during grilling (with and without the microwave
function). You could burn yourself on the oven
interior, grill element, hot food, accessories and oven
door.
Wear oven gloves when working with hot food in the
oven, or placing food in or removing it from the hot
oven.
~ Always ensure that food is sufficiently heated.
Many factors will affect the overall cooking time,
including the size and amount of food, its initial
temperature, changes to the recipe, and the shape and
size of the cooking container.
Some foods may contain micro-organisms which are
only destroyed by thorough cooking. Therefore when
cooking or reheating food, e.g. poultry, it is particularly
important that food is fully cooked through (at
temperatures over 70 °C for more than 10 minutes). If
in doubt, select a longer cooking or reheating time.
~ It is important that the heat is allowed to spread
evenly throughout the food being cooked. This can be
achieved by stirring and/or turning the food, and
observing a sufficiently long standing time, which
should be added to the time needed for cooking,
reheating or defrosting.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Exercise caution when cooking or reheating food
with a high sugar content, e.g. Christmas pudding. If
heated for too long, sugar may caramelise and ignite.
~ Always remember that times for cooking, reheating
and defrosting in a microwave oven are usually
considerably shorter than with traditional methods of
food preparation.
Excessively long cooking times can lead to food drying
out and burning, or could even cause it to catch fire.
Do not dry breadcrumbs, flowers, herbs, etc., in the
microwave oven as these could catch fire.
~ Do not use the microwave function to heat up
cushions or pads filled with cherry kernels, wheat
grains, lavender or gel, such as those used in
aromatherapy. These pads can ignite when heated
even after they have been removed from the
microwave oven.
~ The microwave oven is not suitable for cleaning or
disinfecting items.
Items can get extremely hot and there is a danger of
burning when the item is removed from the appliance.
Fire hazard.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The appliance can be damaged if it is used without
food being placed in it or if it is incorrectly loaded.
Therefore do not use the appliance to warm empty
dishes or to dry herbs.
~ Always ensure that food has been placed in the
microwave oven and that the turntable is in position
before switching on.
~ Do not cook or reheat food or liquids in sealed
containers, jars or bottles. With baby bottles, the screw
top and teat must be loosened. Otherwise pressure
builds up which can cause the bottle or container to
explode, posing a severe risk of injury.
~ When heating food and drinks, remember that the
heat is created in the food itself, and that the container
will normally be cooler. The dish is only warmed by the
heat of the food. Before serving, remember to allow a
sufficient standing time and then always check the
temperature of the food after taking it out of the
microwave oven. The temperature of the container is
not an indication of the temperature of the food or liquid
in it. This is particularly important when preparing
food for babies, children, and the elderly or infirm.
Shake or stir baby milk and food thoroughly after
heating, and try it for temperature to ensure that it will
not scald the baby.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ When reheating liquids, place the boiling rod
supplied into the cup or glass.
The boiling rod ensures that the liquid heats up evenly
with bubbles forming at the right time. When heating
liquids, milk, sauces etc, using microwave power
without the boiling rod, the boiling point of the liquid
may be reached without the production of typical
bubbles. The liquid does not boil evenly throughout.
This so-called 'boiling delay' can cause a sudden build
up of bubbles when the container is removed from the
oven or shaken. This can lead to the liquid boiling over
suddenly and explosively. Danger of scalding and
burning.
The formation of bubbles can be so strong that the
pressure forces the oven door open, with a danger of
injury and damage. The user could be injured and the
appliance damaged. The boiling rod ensures that the
liquid boils evenly and that bubbles form at an early
stage during the operation.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ To avoid fuelling any flames, do not open the door if
smoke occurs inside the microwave oven. Interrupt the
process by switching the appliance off and disconnect
it from the mains electrical supply. Do not open the
door until the smoke has dispersed.
~ Oil and fat can overheat and catch fire. Do not leave
the appliance unattended when cooking with oil and
fat. Do not use the appliance to fry food. If oil or fat
does catch fire, do not attempt to put out the flames
with water. Disconnect the appliance from the mains
electrical supply and leave the door closed to smother
the flames.
~ Due to the high temperatures radiated, objects left
near the microwave oven when it is in use could catch
fire. Do not use the appliance to heat up the room.
~ If using alcohol in your recipes, please be aware that
high temperatures can cause the alcohol to vaporise
and even to ignite on hot surfaces. Do not heat
undiluted alcohol in the appliance. Fire hazard.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not use the appliance to heat up tins. Pressure
can build up and they may explode.
~ Cover any food which is left in the microwave oven to
be kept hot, as moisture in the food could lead to
corrosion damage in the appliance and could also
damage the control panel, worktop and surrounding
kitchen furniture.
Covering the food also prevents it from drying out.
~ Try to avoid the interior walls being splashed with
food or liquids containing salt. If it does happen, wipe
these away thoroughly to avoid corrosion on the
stainless steel surface.
~ The oven interior can get hot during use. Danger of
burning. Clean the appliance interior and accessories
as soon as they have cooled down. Waiting too long
can make cleaning unnecessarily difficult and in
extreme cases impossible. In certain circumstances,
very heavy soiling can even be dangerous. Fire
hazard.
Please follow the instructions on cleaning in "Cleaning
and care".
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Fire hazard. Using microwave power with plastic
dishes which are not microwave safe can cause them
to melt and damage the appliance. Do not use any
containers or cutlery made from or containing metal,
aluminium foil, lead crystal glassware, temperaturesensitive plastics, wooden utensils or cutlery, metal
clips or plastic or paper covered wire ties. Do not use
bowls with milled rims, or plastic pots with the foil lid
only partially removed (see "Suitable containers for
microwave ovens"). Such items could be damaged or
cause a fire hazard.
~ Do not leave the microwave oven unattended when
reheating or cooking food in disposable containers
made of plastic, paper or other inflammable materials.
Before using single-use containers make sure they are
suitable for use in microwave ovens. See "Suitable
containers for microwave ovens".
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not reheat food in the microwave oven in heat-
retaining bags intended for normal ovens, such as
roasting bags. These heat-retaining bags usually
contain a thin layer of aluminium foil which reflects
microwaves. This reflected energy can, in turn, cause
the outer paper covering to become so hot that it
ignites.
~ Eggs can be cooked without their shells using
microwave power only if the yolk membrane has been
punctured several times first. The pressure could
otherwise cause the egg yolk to explode.
~ Eggs can only be cooked in their shells using
microwave heat in a specially designed egg-boiling
device available from specialist shops. Hard-boiled
eggs should not be reheated in the microwave oven as
this may lead to the eggs bursting even after they have
been taken out of the appliance.
~ Food with a thick skin or peel, such as tomatoes,
sausages, jacket potatoes and aubergines, should be
pierced or cut in several places to allow steam to
escape and prevent the food from bursting.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Dishes with hollow knobs or handles are not suitable
for use with microwave power. Moisture which has
gathered in the hollow recesses can cause pressure to
build up and the item can explode. If the hollow recess
is sufficiently ventilated, the item could be used.
However, we recommend that you do not use such
dishes in the microwave oven.
~ To check food temperature, first interrupt the
cooking process. Only use a thermometer specifically
approved for food use to measure the temperature of
the food. Do not use a thermometer containing mercury
or liquid as these are not suitable for use with very high
temperatures and break very easily.
~ Do not use a steam cleaning appliance to clean the
microwave oven. Steam could reach electrical
components and cause a short circuit.
Stainless steel surfaces
~ The surface is susceptible to scratching. Even
magnets can cause scratching.
Accessories
~ Use only genuine original Miele accessories. Using
spare parts or accessories from other manufacturers
will invalidate the guarantee, and Miele cannot accept
liability.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The rack and gourmet plate supplied are designed
for use with microwave power and can be used for
grilling with or without the microwave function. They
must not, however, be used at the same time as this
would damage the gourmet plate.
Always place the gourmet plate directly on the
turntable.
~ The gourmet plate gets extremely hot when in use.
Always use oven gloves when handling it to avoid
burns. Place the hot gourmet plate on a suitable heatresistant mat or pot rest.
The rack gets hot during grilling (with and without the
microwave function). Danger of burning.
~ Do not use the cover with the gourmet plate, as the
cover will get too hot.
Optional accessory
~ Do not place the hot glass tray (or any other hot
cooking containers) on a cold surface, such as a tiled
or granite worktop. The glass tray or container could
crack or shatter. Use a suitable heat-resistant mat or
pot rest.
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How the microwave oven works
In a microwave oven there is a highfrequency tube called a magnetron.
This converts electrical energy into
microwaves. These microwaves are
distributed evenly throughout the oven
interior, and rebound off the metal sides
of the oven interior to reach the food
from all sides. Microwave distribution is
improved with the turntable engaged.
As heat is produced directly in the
food,
In order for microwaves to reach the
food, they must be able to penetrate
the cooking utensil being used.
Microwaves can penetrate porcelain,
glass, cardboard and plastics, but not
metal. Do not, therefore, use utensils
made of metal, or which contain metal,
for example in the form of gold or silver
trim. The metal reflects the microwaves
and this could cause sparking. The
microwaves cannot be absorbed.
– nutrients, such as vitamins and
minerals, are generally retained.
Microwaves pass through a suitable
container and find their way directly into
the food. All food contains moisture
molecules which, when subjected to
microwave energy, start to oscillate 2.5
thousand million times a second. The
friction caused by this vibration creates
heat, which first starts developing
around the outside of the food and then
slowly penetrates towards the centre.
The moisture, fat and sugar content of
food will affect the speed at which it is
cooked.
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– food can generally be cooked
without adding much liquid or
cooking oil.
– cooking, reheating and defrosting in
a microwave oven is quicker than
using conventional methods.
– the colour, texture and taste of food
are not impaired.
Microwaves stop being produced as
soon as the cooking process is
interrupted or the appliance door is
opened.
When the appliance is in operation, the
closed, sealed door prevents
microwaves escaping from the
appliance.
Modes of operation
What can a microwave oven
do?
In the microwave oven, food is cooked,
reheated or defrosted quickly.
You can use the microwave oven in the
following ways:
Microwave oven functions
Microwave Solo mode
Suitable for defrosting, reheating and
cooking.
Grilling
– Food can be defrosted, reheated or
cooked by entering a power setting
and a duration.
Ideal for grilling thin cuts of meat, e.g.
steak or sausages.
– Deep-frozen, ready-made meals can
be defrosted and then reheated or
cooked.
Combination mode (Microwave +
Grill)
– The microwave oven can also be
used for other tasks, e.g. for proving
dough, melting chocolate and butter,
dissolving gelatine etc.
Ideal for browning dishes with
toppings. The microwave cooks the
food, and the grill browns it.
Automatic programmes
You can choose from the following
automatic programmes:
– five defrosting programmes
(N: Ad 1 to Ad 5),
– four cooking programmes for frozen
food
(N °: AC 1 to AC 4 ),
– and eight cooking programmes for
fresh food
(°: AC 1 to AC 8).
These programmes are weight
dependent. You enter the weight of the
food and then the cooking duration is
calculated automatically. The weight of
the food can be displayed as metric (g)
or imperial (lb). See "Changing settings"
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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Microwaves
Material and shape
The material and shape of the
containers used affect cooking results
and times. Heat distribution is more
even in round and oval shaped flat
containers than in rectangular
containers, providing better results.
– are reflected by metal,
Containers and lids with hollow
handles or knobs in which moisture
can collect are unsuitable, unless
the hollowed areas are adequately
vented. Without vent holes pressure
can build up, causing the container
to crack or shatter with the danger of
injury.
Metal
– pass through glass, porcelain,
plastic and card,
– and are absorbed by food.
,Fire hazard!
Containers which are not suitable for
use in microwave ovens can be
badly damaged and can cause
damage to the appliance if used.
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Metal containers, aluminium foil,
metal cutlery, and china with
metallic decoration such as gold
rims or cobalt blue must not be used
with microwave mode.
Metal reflects microwaves and
obstructs the cooking process.
Also, avoid using plastic pots where
the foil lid has not be completely
removed.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Exceptions:
Glassware
– Ready-meals in aluminium foil
dishes.
Heat-resistant glass or ceramic glass
are ideal for use in the microwave oven.
These can be defrosted and reheated
in the microwave oven, if
recommended by the manufacturer.
Important: Remove the lid and make
sure the foil dish is at least 2 cm from
the oven walls at all times. As food is
only heated from the top, it is better to
remove the food from the aluminium foil
container and transfer it to a dish
suitable for a microwave oven. The heat
distribution will be more even.
Do not place aluminium foil dishes
on the rack in case the dish sparks
or arcs. If sparks occur, transfer
food to a microwave safe container.
– Pieces of aluminium foil
For even defrosting and to avoid
overcooking unevenly shaped cuts of
meat, poultry or fish, small pieces of
aluminium foil may be used to mask
wingtips or other thin parts for the last
few minutes of the programme.
Make sure that the aluminium foil is
at least 2 cm from the oven walls at
all times. It must not touch the walls.
Crystal glass is unsuitable as it
contains lead which could cause the
glass to crack in the microwave
oven.
Porcelain
Porcelain is a suitable material.
Do not use porcelain with gold or
silver edging or items with hollow
knobs or handles, as insufficient
ventilation may cause pressure.
Earthenware
Decorated earthenware is only suitable
if the decoration is beneath an all-over
glaze.
Earthenware can get very hot and
may crack.
Glazes and colours
Some glazes and colours contain
metals which make them unsuitable
for use in a microwave oven.
Wood
– Metal meat skewers or clamps
These should only be used if they are
very small in comparison to the size of
the cut of meat.
Wooden dishes are not suitable.
Moisture contained in the wood
evaporates when exposed to
microwave energy, causing the
wood to dry and crack.
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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Plastics
Plastics must only be used with
Microwave Solo.
They must be heat-resistant to a
minimum of 110 °C. Otherwise the
plastic may melt and fuse with the
food.
Special plastic utensils designed for
use in microwave ovens are available
from retail outlets.
Melamine is not suitable for use in this
oven. Melamine absorbs microwave
energy and gets hot. When purchasing
plasticware, make sure that it is suitable
for use in a microwave oven.
Disposable containers, such as trays
made from polystyrene, can only be
used for very short, timed warming and
reheating of food.
Plastic boiling bags can be used for
cooking and reheating. They should
be pierced beforehand so that
steam can escape. This prevents a
build-up of pressure and reduces
the risk of the bag bursting.
There are also special steaming
bags available which do not need to
be pierced. Please follow
instructions given on the packet.
Do not use metal clips, plastic clips
containing metal parts, or paper ties
containing wire. There is a danger
that they will ignite when heated.
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Disposable containers
Only those plastic disposable
containers which are specified by the
manufacturer as suitable for use in a
microwave oven may be used.
Do not leave the oven unattended
when reheating or cooking food in
disposable containers made of
plastic, paper or other inflammable
materials.
Disposable containers are not always
recyclable or biodegradable.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Testing dishes for their
suitability
If in doubt as to whether glass,
earthenware or porcelain plates or
dishes are suitable for use in a
microwave oven, a simple test can be
performed:
^ Place the item you wish to test in the
centre of the oven, fill a suitable glass
with water and also place this in the
oven.
^ Close the door.
^ Turn the power selector to 900 W.
^ Enter a time of 30 seconds with the
time selector.
^ Press the Start button.
At the end of the test, the water in
the glass should be warm and the
dish cool. If the dish is hot, it would
be unwise to use the dish. If a
crackling noise is heard
accompanied by sparks during the
test, switch the appliance off immediately (press Stop/C button twice).
Any crockery which causes this
reaction is unsuitable for use with
microwave power.
If any doubt exists about the
suitability of containers, please
contact the supplier.
This test cannot be used to check
whether items with hollow knobs or
handles are suitable for use with
microwave power.
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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
The cover
– prevents too much steam escaping,
especially when cooking foods which
need longer to cook, such as
potatoes.
– speeds up the cooking process.
– prevents food from drying out.
,Sealed containers and glass
jars, such as jars of baby food, must
be opened before they are placed in
the oven. With baby bottles the
screw top and teat must be
loosened. Otherwise, pressure
builds up and can cause the bottle
or container to explode.
– helps keep the oven interior clean.
Do not use a lid or cover if
– food coated with breadcrumbs is
being cooked.
– cooking meals which are to be given
a crisp finish.
– the gourmet plate is being used.
,The cover must only be used
with Microwave Solo mode.
Always cover food with the cover
supplied.
Alternatively, use lids or covers made of
microwave safe glass or plastic, or use
a clingfilm recommended for use in a
microwave oven (pierce as instructed
by the manufacturer).
Heat can cause normal clingfilm to
distort and fuse with the food.
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Because the cover can only
withstand temperatures of up to
110 °C, it must only be used with
Microwave Solo mode and without
the gourmet plate. At temperatures
in excess of 110 °C, the plastic can
melt and fuse with the food.
The cover should not form a seal
with the container. If the cover is
used with a container which only has
a narrow diameter, there might not
be enough room for condensation to
escape through the holes in the top.
The cover could get too hot and
could start to melt.
Before using for the first time
After installation, let the appliance
stand for approx. 2 hours at room
temperature before using it.
This is important for the correct
electronic functioning of the appliance.
,Danger of suffocation.
Packaging, e.g. plastic wrappings,
must be kept out of the reach of
babies and children. Whilst playing,
children could become entangled in
packaging or pull it over their head
and suffocate.
^ Remove all the packaging materials
and any protective foil from the
appliance.
^ Check the appliance for any
damage.
Do not use the microwave oven if
– the door is warped.
– the door hinges are loose.
– holes or cracks are visible in the
casing, the door or the oven interior
walls.
Operating the appliance with this
type of damage will result in
microwave leakage and present a
hazard to the user.
^ Clean the inside of the oven and all
the accessories with hot water
applied with a well wrung-out soft
sponge or cloth.
^ Stick the enclosed short instructions
to the frame behind the door as
illustrated, making sure they do not
block any of the vents.
Do not remove the cover to the
microwave outlet inside the oven,
nor the film covering the inside of
the door.
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Time of day display
Setting the time of day
^ Connect the appliance to the mains
electrical supply.
12:00 and the m symbol will flash in
the display until the current time of
day is set. Before this, the time of
day will start to run from 12:00, as
the clock will start as soon as the
appliance is connected to the mains
electrical supply.
^ Press the m button to confirm, or wait
a few seconds.
The m symbol will flash and the
current minutes will light up for a few
seconds.
^ Use the time selector to alter the
minutes.
^ Press the m button to confirm, or wait
for a few seconds.
Switching off the time of day
display
^ Press and hold in the m button until
the display goes dark.
Pressing and holding in the m button
again will bring back the time of day
display.
Night time switch-off
^ Turn the time selector to set the hour.
^ Press the m button.
The time of day display can be set to
switch itself off from 23:00 to 04:00 hrs.
^ Then turn the time selector to set the
minutes.
Setting the time of day display to
switch off at night
^ Press the m button to confirm, or wait
a few seconds.
The set time is now registered. The
colon between hours and minutes will
flash.
^ Press and hold in the Stop/C button
and at the same time press the m
button.
Altering the time of day
To switch the display back on
^ Press the m button.
The m symbol will flash in the display
and the current hour will light up for a
few seconds.
^ Press and hold in the Stop/C button
and at the same time press the m
button.
^ Use the time selector to alter the
hour.
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ON will appear in the display.
The appliance can still be operated.
OFF will appear in the display.
Operation
Opening the door
Closing the door
^ Press a to open the door.
^ Push the door firmly shut.
If the microwave oven is being used,
opening the door will interrupt the
cooking programme.
Press the Start button again to resume
an interrupted cooking programme.
Placing the dish in the oven
Ideally the dish should be placed in the
middle of the oven.
Turntable
The turntable helps the food to cook,
reheat or defrost evenly.
The appliance will not start again if
the door has not been closed
properly.
Starting a programme
Use the appropriate selector to choose
the microwave power level and the
cooking duration.
Do not operate the microwave
without the turntable in place.
The turntable starts turning
automatically when the appliance is
operated.
Do not cook, reheat or defrost food
directly on the turntable. Check that the
dish is not larger in size than the
turntable.
Turn or stir food during cooking, or turn
the dish so that it heats up evenly.
^ Use the power selector to select a
microwave power level.
The h symbol and the power level
selected will light up in the display.
0:00 will flash.
There is a choice of 7 power levels.
The higher the power level, the more
microwaves reach the food.
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Operation
When heating up food which cannot be
stirred or turned during cooking, as with
a plated meal, it is best to use a lower
microwave power level.
– the frequency of stirring or turning
the food. Frequent stirring or turning
heats the food more evenly, and it is
therefore ready in a shorter time.
This ensures the heat is distributed
evenly. Heat for long enough to cook
the food properly.
– the amount of food.
As a general rule, allow approx. time
and a half for double the quantity
and for a smaller quantity, possibly
shorten the duration. However,
always ensure that food is cooked
thoroughly as the duration required
will vary depending on the type of
food.
– the shape and material of the
container.
^ Set the required duration using the
time selector.
Any duration between 10 seconds and
90 minutes can be selected. Exception:
If the maximum microwave power is
selected, a maximum cooking duration
of 15 minutes can be set. If you then
continue to select full power, the power
level may reduce to 600 W, and this is
shown in the display (protection against
overheating).
The duration required depends on:
– the initial temperature of the food.
Food taken from the refrigerator will
need longer to reheat or cook than
food already at room temperature.
– the type and texture of the food.
Fresh vegetables contain more water
and cook more quickly than stored
vegetables.
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^ Press the Start button to start the
programme.
The interior lighting comes on.
A programme can only be started if the
door is closed.
"door" message
The "door" message in the display is a
reminder that the appliance should not
be used without food inside it.
Operating the appliance without
food can damage the appliance.
If the door has been closed for 20
minutes or longer when the Start button
is pressed, the word door will appear in
the display to remind you to open the
door and make sure there is food in the
oven before you press Start. You
cannot start a programme until you do
this.
Operation
Interrupting or re-starting a
programme
Cancelling a programme
^ Press the Stop/C button twice.
At any time you can . . .
. . . interrupt a programme:
^ Press the Stop/C button, or open the
appliance door.
The duration stops counting down.
. . . continue a programme:
^ Close the door and press Start.
The programme will continue.
Altering settings
At the end of a programme
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking programme is complete. The
oven interior lighting goes out.
The audible tone will sound briefly as a
reminder every 5 minutes for 20
minutes after the end of the
programme.
^ If you want to stop the audible tone,
press the Stop/C button.
If you discover after starting a
programme that . . .
Automatic keeping warm
function
. . . the microwave power level is too
high or too low, you can
The keeping warm function will switch
on automatically at 80 W for a maximum
of 15 minutes approx. 2 minutes after
the end of a cooking programme which
has used at least 450 W, providing the
door remains closed and no buttons
are pressed.
^ select a new level.
. . . the duration set is too short or too
long, you can
^ interrupt the programme (press the
Stop/C button once), use the time
selector to set a new duration and
continue the programme (press the
Start button),
or alternatively:
^ the cooking duration can be
increased by pressing the Start
button during operation. Each time
the Start button is pressed, the
cooking duration is increased by
another minute. (Exception: the
increased cooking duration is in
increments of 30 seconds when the
microwave oven is being used on
maximum power.)
h, 80 W and H:H will light up in the
display.
Opening the door or operating one of
the buttons or selectors while the
keeping warm function is in progress
cancels the function.
The keeping warm function cannot be
set as a separate function.
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Operation
Quick start (programmable)
System lock
Pressing the Start /c button is
sufficient to set the appliance operating
on maximum power.
Three set durations are stored in
memory:
The system lock prevents the appliance
being used by children, for example.
^ 30 secs: Press Start /c once
^ 1 min: Press Start /c twice
To activate the system lock
^ Press and hold the Stop/C button in
until an audible tone sounds and the
key symbol appears in the display:
^ 2 min: Press Start /c three times
Pressing Start /c four times in
succession will bring back the first
stored duration and so on.
The cooking duration can be increased
by pressing the Start button during
operation; each time the Start button is
pressed, the cooking duration is
increased by another 30 seconds.
Programming durations
To alter the set durations:
^ Use the Start /c button to select the
duration you want to re-programme
(press once, twice or three times)
and hold the Start /c button pressed
in.
^ While holding the Start button
pressed in, alter the duration with the
time selector (to max 15 minutes).
The altered programme runs when
the Start /c button is released.
An interruption to the power supply
will cancel any altered programmed
durations, and they will need to be
entered again.
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The key symbol will go out after a short
time.
The key symbol reappears whenever
any button or one of the rotary selectors
is operated.
After an interruption to the mains
power supply, the system lock will
need to re-activated.
To cancel the system lock
^ To cancel the system lock, press the
Stop/C button again and hold it
pressed in until an audible tone
sounds.
Operation
Minute minder
Minute minder + cooking function
The minute minder can be used to time
any activity in the kitchen, e.g. boiling
eggs. The time set counts down in one
second steps.
The minute minder can be used at the
same time as a cooking function, and
counts down in the background.
^ Press the l button.
0:00 flashes in the display and the l
symbol lights up.
^ Press the l button whilst the cooking
function is in progress.
0:00 flashes in the display and the l
symbol lights up.
^ Use the time selector to set the
minute minder time you require.
^ Use the time selector to set the
minute minder time you require.
^ Press the Start button to start the
minute minder.
The minute minder time will start itself
after a few seconds if the Start button
is not pressed.
^ After a few seconds the minute
minder time set will begin to count
down.
A few seconds later, the display will
change again to show the cooking
duration counting down. The minute
minder time is represented by the l
symbol in the background.
^ At the end of the minute minder time,
an audible tone sounds. The time of
day reappears and the l symbol
flashes.
^ Press the Stop/C button once and the
l symbol disappears.
Altering a minute minder entry
^ Press the Stop/C button.
The minute minder time is
interrupted.
^ Set a new minute minder time, as
described above.
Do not press the Start button in this
instance to start the minute minder, as
pressing the Start button would also
increase the cooking duration by a
minute.
To find out the minute minder time
remaining
^ Press the l button.
The minute minder time still
remaining will show in the display.
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Operation - Grilling
The grill has 4 settings: grill solo and in
combination with the microwave
function using 3 microwave/grill
settings.
If the total grilling duration required is
less than 15 minutes, the grill should be
pre-heated for approx. 5 minutes
before placing food under it.
Thin, flat cuts of fish and meat should
usually be turned half way through
grilling for even results. Larger,
chunkier pieces should be turned
several times.
,Caution. The rack and container
(and glass tray) become hot during
use. Danger of burning.
The container (and glass tray) and grill
rack will be easier to clean if washed in
soapy water immediately after grilling.
Grilling without the Microwave
function
Ideal for grilling thin cuts of meat, e.g.
steak or sausages.
Grilling durations depend on the type
and thickness of the food and on the
user's preference for a rare or wellcooked result.
When grilling directly on the rack, a
heat-resistant, microwave safe
container should be placed underneath
the rack to catch any fat or juices.
Note: The glass tray available from
Miele as an optional extra is ideal for
this.
The gourmet plate supplied is not
suitable for catching fat as it could
overheat when empty, resulting in
damage to the coating of the plate.
^ Place the food in a suitable dish.
^ Place the rack and a heat-resistant,
microwave safe container or the
glass tray or the container with the
food to be cooked on the turntable.
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^ Turn the power selector to n.
The grill symbol n will light up in the
display. 0:00 will flash.
^ Select a cooking duration using the
time selector.
^ Press the Start button.
An audible tone will sound at the end
of the process.
Operation - Grilling
To change a cooking duration
The cooking duration can be changed
during operation. To do this, interrupt
the cooking programme by pressing
the Stop/C button, and change the
duration. Continue the cooking process
by pressing the Start button.
The cooking duration can also be
extended during operation by pressing
the Start button once for each minute
you wish to extend the cooking duration
by.
^ Turn the power selector to select the
required combination Q, X or L.
h, the microwave power level and
the grill symbol n will light up in the
display and 0:00 flashes.
The area on the ceiling around the grill
becomes discoloured over time. This is
an unavoidable consequence of use,
and does not impair the function of the
appliance in any way.
^ Select a cooking duration using the
time selector.
Combination mode Microwave + Grill
^ Press the Start button.
An audible tone will sound at the end
of the process.
This function is very good for baking
and browning. The microwave cooks
the food, and the grill browns it.
To change a cooking duration
The grill can be combined with one of
three different microwave power levels:
150, 300 and 450 W.
It is possible during the cooking
process to switch between the different
power levels without interrupting the
programme.
The cooking duration entered can be
changed during operation if required.
Interrupt the process by pressing the
Stop/C button, and change the
duration. To continue, press the Start
button.
The cooking duration can also be
extended during operation by pressing
the Start button once for each minute
you wish to extend the cooking duration
by.
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Gourmet plate
Use
The gourmet plate gets extremely
hot when in use. Always use oven
gloves when handling it to avoid
burns. Place it on a suitable heatresistant mat or pot rest.
Before using for the first time
Before using the gourmet plate for the
first time, fill it with 400 ml water and
add 3 to 4 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice.
Heat for 5 minutes at 450 W + Grill L.
The gourmet plate has an easy to
clean non-stick coating so that food
can be removed easily. The coating
is susceptible to cuts and scratches.
Therefore do not cut food up directly
on the plate. Use wooden or plastic
utensils to mix or turn food.
Metallic or sharp objects can
damage the coating.
Searing / browning food
Because food does not stick to the nonstick coating, only very little fat or oil is
necessary when cooking with this dish.
This has the added advantage of
keeping down the calorie count.
Never leave the gourmet plate
unattended when cooking with oil or
fats, as these can overheat and
catch fire. Fire hazard.
^ When using the gourmet plate, make
sure that the food is ready to transfer
to the gourmet plate as soon as it has
heated up.
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^ Place the gourmet plate directly on
the turntable.
Do not place it on the rack. Make
sure there is a gap of approx. 2 cm
between the gourmet plate and the
interior walls of the microwave oven,
otherwise sparking could occur and
damage the gourmet plate and the
oven interior.
^ Heat the plate up at 450 W + Grill L
for up to 5 minutes.
Do not overheat the empty gourmet
plate, otherwise the coating could
be damaged. For this reason do not
place the gourmet plate under the
rack to catch the fat when grilling.
If using oil, you can either heat up the
oil on the gourmet plate, or you can
heat the oil separately and then add it
to the plate.
Butter, however, should always be
added after heating up the gourmet
plate. It has a lower burning point than
oil and would get too dark or burn if
added too soon.
Always dry meat, poultry, fish and
vegetables thoroughly before placing
them on the gourmet plate.
Do not use the gourmet plate to
cook eggs or reheat cooked eggs.
The eggs can explode.
Gourmet plate
Some suggested uses
Pre-heat the gourmet plate directly on
the turntable for up to 5 minutes at
450 W + Grill L.
Fish fingers (frozen), 150 g + 2 tbsp oil
L, 3 – 4 minutes each side
Hamburgers, 2 burgers + 2 tbsp oil
L, 3 – 4 minutes each side
Croquette potatoes (frozen),
10 – 12 pieces + 2 tbsp oil
L, 6 – 8 minutes, turning halfway
through
Filet steak, approx. 200 g
Q, 5 minutes each side (according to
taste)
Pizza (frozen), 300 g,
L, 7– 9 minutes
Pizza (fresh), without pre-heating
L, 15 minutes approx. (depending on
topping)
Recipes
Croque monsieur (serves 3)
6 slices of bread
30 g soft butter
75 g grated Emmental cheese
3 slices of cooked ham
Butter the bread. Add the cheese to
three of the bread slices in equal
amounts and arrange a slice of ham on
top of each. Place the remaining three
slices of bread on top of the ham with
the buttered side face down. Pre-heat
the gourmet plate for 5 minutes at
450 W + Grill. Remove from the oven,
then place the bread on the gourmet
plate. Now place the gourmet plate on
the turntable and brown for approx. 3
minutes per side at 450 W + Grill.
Other fillings could include drained
tuna fish, finely sliced onion rings,
pineapple, cheese and ham.
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Gourmet plate
Vegetable medley (serves 3)
2 onions
2 tbsp oil
100 g mushrooms, cleaned
150 g frozen diced carrots or carrot
slices
100 g broccoli florets
1 red pepper
1 tomato
Salt, pepper
30 g grated Parmesan cheese
Slice the onions into fine rings. Halve,
quarter and de-seed the pepper, and
then cut into strips. Dice the tomato.
Place the gourmet plate on the
turntable, and pre-heat for approx.
5 minutes at 450 W + Grill. Place the oil
and the onions on the gourmet plate,
and brown the onions for approx.
2 minutes at 450 W + Grill. Add the
mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, pepper
strips, diced tomato and seasoning.
Mix well. Cook for 6 minutes at 450 W
+ Grill. Turn out and sprinkle with
Parmesan cheese before serving.
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Home-made potato rösti
(serves 2)
400 g peeled potatoes
2 small onions
50 g grated Emmental cheese
Salt, pepper
20 g butter
Coarsely grate the potato and onion,
and mix together with the cheese, salt
and pepper. Place the gourmet plate
on the turntable, and pre-heat for
approx. 5 minutes at 450 W + Grill. Melt
the butter on the hot gourmet plate.
Remove from the oven, then press the
potato mixture onto the gourmet plate.
Place the gourmet plate back on the
turntable , and cook for approx.
8 minutes at 450 W + Grill. Turn over,
and cook for a further 4 minutes until
golden.
Garnish with smoked salmon or strips
of ham.
Gourmet plate
Pork fillets
(serves 2)
Curried chicken
(serves 3)
1 piece pork fillet (approx. 400 g)
4 rashers streaky bacon
Salt, pepper
10 g butter
200 g sliced mushrooms
200 ml double cream
2 tbsp brandy
600 g chicken or turkey breasts
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp white wine
2 tbsp apple juice
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt, black pepper
1 tsp curry powder
A pinch of finely chopped rosemary
A pinch of ground ginger
A pinch of cayenne pepper
1
/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
20 g butter
Cut a piece of pork fillet into 4 slices.
Season each slice with salt and
pepper, and wrap in a rasher of streaky
bacon. Secure with a cocktail stick if
necessary. Place the gourmet plate on
the turntable, and pre-heat for approx.
5 minutes at 450 W + Grill. Remove
from the oven. Add the butter to the
plate, and place the pork slices on top.
Now place the gourmet plate back on
the turntable, and cook for approx.
3 minutes per side at 450 W + Grill.
Transfer the meat to a serving dish,
cover and keep warm. Add the
mushrooms, cream and brandy to the
juices from the meat. Lightly cook for
approx. 4 minutes at 900 W. Serve with
the meat.
Pork fillet in a Roquefort sauce
Dice the meat into 2 x 2 cm pieces.
Combine the rest of the ingredients
apart from the butter, mix together well,
and sprinkle over the meat. Turn the
meat so it is well coated with herbs and
spices, and leave to stand for approx.
30 minutes. Place the gourmet plate on
the turntable, and pre-heat for approx.
5 minutes at 450 W + Grill. Remove
from the oven, melt the butter in the
heated plate, then add the meat. Place
the plate back on the turntable and
cook for approx. 4 minutes at 450 W
+ Grill. Turn the meat, and cook for a
further 4 minutes at the same setting.
Drain surplus liquid from the meat, if
necessary, so that it browns well.
Cut a piece of pork fillet into 4 slices.
Cook for approx. 4 minutes in the preheated gourmet plate at 450 W + Grill.
Add 50 ml white wine, 125 ml double
cream, 2 tbsp roux (made from 1 tbsp
each of flour and melted butter) and
150 g Roquefort cheese. Stir the sauce
until smooth, and cook for a further 3
minutes.
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Gourmet plate
Fisherman's salmon
(serves 2)
2 pieces of salmon fillet (each 150 g)
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt, white pepper
Drizzle the salmon fillet with the lemon
juice and leave to stand for approx. 10
minutes. Place the gourmet plate on the
turntable and pre-heat for approx. 5
minutes at 450 W + Grill. Remove from
the oven, pat the fish dry with kitchen
paper, and place on the gourmet plate.
Place the gourmet plate back on the
turntable, and cook each side for
approx. 11/2 – 2 minutes per side at
450 W + Grill.
Serve with rice, hollandaise sauce or
melted butter and a fresh green salad.
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Gourmet plate
Pineapple cake
Quick almond tart
For the cake:
2 eggs
80 g sugar
11/2 ripe bananas
30 g chocolate chips
100 g plain flour
3
/4 tsp. baking powder
For the base:
100 g plain flour
1
/2 level tsp baking powder
75 g butter or margarine
30 g sugar
Topping:
1 tin pineapple chunks
(drained weight 240 g)
11/2 tbsp brown sugar
11/2 tbsp desiccated coconut
Beat together the eggs and sugar until
frothy. Mash the bananas with a fork,
and add to the egg mixture. Sift
together the flour and the baking
powder, stir in the chocolate chips, and
fold into the mixture. Spread the mixture
onto the gourmet plate. Scatter the
drained pineapple over the mixture and
sprinkle over the sugar and desiccated
coconut. Place the gourmet plate on
the turntable. Bake the cake for approx.
10 minutes at 450 W + Grill until
golden. Cut into 8 slices.
Filling:
75 g butter
100 g chopped almonds
Few drops of almond essence
30 g sugar
2 tsp vanilla sugar
75 ml cream
To spread over the top:
50 g apricot jam
Mix together the flour, baking powder,
butter and sugar and knead to a
smooth dough. Roll out the mixture onto
the gourmet plate, and build up the
edges to 1 cm. Place the gourmet plate
on the turntable, and bake the base for
approx. 4 minutes at 450 W + Grill. For
the filling, melt the butter in a pan on
the hob, stir in the rest of the
ingredients and simmer for approx.
5 minutes. Whilst still hot, spoon the
mixture into the base. Place the
gourmet plate on the turntable, and
bake the tart for approx. 5 minutes at
450 W + Grill until golden. When cool,
spread with apricot jam. Cut into
8 slices.
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Operation - Automatic programmes
All of the automatic programmes are
weight dependent.
The weight of the food can be
displayed as metric (g) or imperial (lb).
See "Changing settings"
After selecting a programme, enter the
weight of the food. The microwave oven
automatically calculates the duration
according to the weight entered.
After cooking, allow the food to stand at
room temperature for the suggested
number of minutes ("standing time") to
allow the heat to be distributed evenly
through the food.
Automatic cooking
There are four programmes for frozen
food and eight programmes for fresh
food. The standing time for each of
these programmes is approx.
2 minutes.
,Only use the cover supplied with
the microwave oven with Microwave
Solo mode.
Never use a cover when the grill is
switched on, i.e. on Programmes
AC 4 to AC 8.
The plastic can melt and fuse with
the food.
Automatic defrosting
Cooking food from frozen N °
There are five programmes for
defrosting different types of food (N
button). The standing time for
programme Ad 3 is up to 30 minutes,
depending on weight, and approx. 10
minutes for the other programmes.
AC 1 #
AC 3 … Bakes and gratins
(0.2 – 0.6 kg)
Ad 1 ¹ Steak, cutlets (0.2 – 1.0 kg)
AC 4 ƒ Chips (02 – 0.4 kg)
Ad 2 º Mince (0.2 – 1.0 kg)
Cooking fresh food °
Ad 3 ‰ Chicken (0.9 – 1.8 kg)
AC 1 #
Ad 4 ½
AC 2 À Potatoes (0.1 – 0.8 kg)
Cakes (0.1 – 1.4 kg)
Ad 5 ¾ Bread (0.1 – 1.0 kg)
This programme is particularly suitable
for defrosting sliced bread. If possible,
place individual slices of bread in the
microwave oven, or carefully separate
them from one another at the halfway
signal.
Vegetables (0.1 – 0.6 kg)
AC 2 ¿ Ready meals which can be
stirred (0.3 – 1.0 kg)
Vegetables (0.1 – 0.6 kg)
AC 3 $ Fish (0.5 – 1.5 kg)
AC 4 Á Kebabs (0.2 – 0.8 kg)
AC 5 ‰ Grilled chicken (0.9 – 1.8 kg)
AC 6 ¼ Chicken drumsticks
(0.25 – 1.0 kg)
AC 7 Å Fish pie (0.5 – 1.5 kg)
AC 8 … Savoury bakes, e.g.:
Potato gratin (0.5 – 1.5 kg)
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Operation - Automatic programmes
^ Press the relevant button repeatedly
until the Automatic programme
required shows in the display. For
example, to call up programme AC 5
‰ (Grilled chicken) press the °
button five times.
The programmed duration can, if
necessary, be extended by a few
minutes during operation by pressing
the Start button repeatedly until the time
required shows in the display. On all
programmes it is only possible to
extend the time by a few minutes.
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking programme is complete.
The interior lighting of the oven goes
out.
g or lb will flash in the display to prompt
you to enter the weight and the
programme (e.g. AC 5) will light up
together with the symbols for the
functions being used (h for Microwave
and n for Grill).
^ Use the rotary selector to enter the
weight.
^ Press the Start button.
The duration (which depends on the
weight) will begin to count down, and
the symbols for the functions that are
currently in use will light up (h and/or
n).
An audible tone will sound halfway
through the cooking duration.
^ Interrupt the programme to turn or stir
the food, and then continue the
programme.
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Recipes for Automatic programmes °
Below are some recipe suggestions for
the Automatic programmes using the
"Cooking fresh food" function °.
These can be adapted to suit your
requirements.
It is important to follow the weight
guidelines for the programme
concerned. If the weight guidelines
are exceeded, the food will not cook
sufficiently.
AC 1 # Vegetables
Place the prepared vegetables in a
container. Depending on the freshness
and moisture content of the vegetables,
add 3-4 tbsp water and a little salt or
other seasoning. Enter the weight
including that of the water, place the
covered cooking container on the
turntable and cook. Halfway through
the cooking duration, an audible tone
will sound to prompt you to turn or stir
the food.
When cooking vegetables in a sauce,
the weight entered must include the
sauce. Do not exceed the maximum
weight guidelines.
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Carrots in a chervil cream sauce
(serves 2)
350 g carrots, washed and peeled
5 g butter
50 ml vegetable stock (instant)
75 g crème fraîche
1 tbsp white wine
Salt and pepper
A pinch of sugar
½ tsp mustard
1-2 tbsp fresh chervil, chopped, or
1 tbsp dried chervil, chopped
Approx. 1 tbsp cornflour
Cut the carrots into fine batons or slices
(approx. 3-4 mm thick) and place in a
cooking container.
Combine the rest of the ingredients to
make a smooth sauce, and pour over
the carrots.
Cover and cook. Stir when the audible
tone sounds halfway through the
cooking duration.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 1 #
Weight: 525 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
Recipes for Automatic programmes °
AC 2 À Potatoes
This programme can be used to cook
peeled, new and bouillon potatoes.
Enter the weight for the potatoes and
the cooking liquid.
For peeled potatoes, peel, wash and
drain the potatoes and place them in a
cooking container. Season with a little
salt, cover and cook.
When cooking new potatoes, add
approx. 1 tbsp water per potato. If
cooking the potatoes in their skins,
pierce the skins several times with a
fork or skewer before cooking, then
cover the container and cook.
Golden curried potatoes
(serves 3)
500 g peeled potatoes
1 onion, finely diced
10 g butter
1-2 tbsp curry powder
250 ml vegetable stock (instant)
50 ml double cream
125 g peas (frozen)
Salt and pepper
Cut the potatoes into large cubes
(approx. 3 x 3 cm), or use small
potatoes.
Place all of the ingredients into a
suitable container and mix well.
Cover and cook. Stir when the audible
tone sounds halfway through the
cooking duration.
AC 3 $ Fish
Fish curry
(serves 4)
300 g pineapple pieces
1 red pepper
1 small banana
500 g firm white fish
3 tbsp lemon juice
30 g butter
100 ml white wine
100 ml pineapple juice
Salt, sugar and chilli pepper
2 tbsp cornflour
Dice the fish and place in a suitable
container. Drizzle with lemon juice.
Quarter the peppers, remove the seeds
and pith and cut into narrow strips. Peel
and slice the banana. Add to the fish
along with the pepper and pineapple
pieces and mix well. Add the butter.
Mix together the wine, juice, seasoning
and cornflour to make a smooth sauce
and pour over the fish. Mix everything
thoroughly, then cover an cook.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 3 $
Weight: approx. 1200 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 2 À
Weight: 1000 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
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Recipes for Automatic programmes °
AC 4 Á Kebabs
Chicken kebabs
(makes 8 kebabs)
Pork kebabs
(makes 8 kebabs)
1 piece of pork fillet, approx. 300 g
1 red pepper
2 onions
For the marinade:
8 tbsp vegetable oil
Salt, pepper, paprika and chilli powder
8 wooden kebab skewers
Cut the pork fillet into 16 cubes. Wash
the pepper and cut into bite-sized
pieces. Peel the onion and cut into
eighths.
Arrange the meat, peppers and onions
alternately on the skewers.
Mix together the ingredients for the
marinade well and brush onto the
kebabs. Set aside for 1 hour.
Put the kebabs on the grilling rack and
place the rack on a heat-resistant
microwave safe container in the
microwave oven. Turn halfway through
grilling when the audible tone sounds.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 4 Á
Weight: 100 g per kebab
Place the grilling rack and container on
the turntable
4 chicken breasts, each approx. 120 g
4 pineapple slices (tinned)
16 apricot halves (tinned)
For the marinade:
4 tbsp vegetable oil
4 tbsp sesame oil
Salt and pepper
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp curry powder
A little chilli powder
Optional: ground ginger or ground
coriander
8 wooden kebab skewers
Cut each chicken breast into 4 pieces.
Cut the pineapple slices into quarters.
Drain the apricots well.
Mix together all of the ingredients for
the marinade.
Arrange the chicken pieces, pineapple
and apricots alternately on the wooden
skewers, brush with the marinade and
set aside for 1 hour. Put the kebabs on
the grilling rack, and place on a heatresistant microwave safe container in
the microwave oven. Turn halfway
through grilling when the audible tone
sounds.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 4 Á
Weight: 100 g per kebab
Place the grilling rack and container on
the turntable
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Recipes for Automatic programmes °
AC 5 ‰ Grilled chicken
Cut the whole chicken in half. Brush
with melted butter or oil and season.
Arrange the two chicken halves with the
cut side uppermost on the grilling rack
in a heat-resistant microwave safe
container and place in the microwave
oven. Halfway through the cooking
duration (the audible tone will sound),
turn the chicken halves and continue to
cook.
AC 6 ¼ Chicken drumsticks
Brush the drumsticks with melted butter
or oil, and season. Put the drumsticks
on the grilling rack in a heat-resistant
microwave safe container and place in
the microwave oven. Halfway through
the cooking duration when the audible
tone sounds, turn the drumsticks and
continue to cook.
For programmes AC 5 and AC 6
For a good colour and flavour when
grilling chicken, sprinkle with a mixture
of paprika and curry powder. The
spices will give the skin an appetising
golden colour as well as enhancing the
flavour.
AC 7 Å Fish pie
Crispy fish pie
(serves 2)
400 g firm white fish
3 tbsp lemon juice
Salt and white pepper
50 g butter
2 tsp mustard
1 onion, finely diced
40 g Cheddar, grated
20 g golden breadcrumbs
2 tbsp freshly chopped dill
Drizzle the fish with the lemon juice and
leave to stand for approx. 10 minutes.
Grease a shallow baking dish with a
little butter.
Pat the fish dry, season with salt and
pepper and arrange in the dish.
Melt the butter for 40-50 seconds at
450 W, then mix well with the mustard,
onion, Cheddar, breadcrumbs and dill.
Spread over the fish. Cook until golden.
Setting: Cooking fresh food
AC 7 Å
Weight: approx. 600 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
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Recipes for Automatic programmes °
Fish and tomato gratin
(serves 4)
AC 8 … Savoury bakes
Vegetable gratin (serves 4)
500 g firm white fish
2 tbsp lemon juice
500 g tomatoes
Herb salt
2 tsp oregano, finely chopped
150 g Cheddar cheese, grated
Cut the rosefish into pieces, drizzle with
lemon juice and leave to stand for
approx. 10 minutes. Dice the tomatoes,
and place in a baking dish with the fish
and half of the cheese.
Season generously with herb salt and
oregano, and mix well.
Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and
bake uncovered.
Setting: Cooking fresh food
AC 7 Å
Weight: approx. 1150 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
400 g cauliflower or broccoli
400 g carrots
For the cheese sauce:
20 g margarine
20 g plain flour
300 ml instant vegetable stock
200 ml milk
100 g Emmental cheese, diced
50 g Cheddar cheese, grated
Salt, pepper and grated nutmeg
1 tbsp chopped parsley
Cut the cauliflower or broccoli into small
florets and finely slice the carrots
(approx. 3 mm thick). Place the
vegetables in a baking dish (approx.
24 cm in diameter) and mix well. Melt
the margarine on the hob, stir in the
flour and then add the stock and milk
whilst continuing to stir. Stir in the
Emmental cheese, and simmer until the
cheese has melted. Season generously
with salt, pepper and grated nutmeg
and stir in the parsley. Pour the sauce
over the vegetables, sprinkle with
Cheddar and bake uncovered.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 8 …
Weight: 1500 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
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Recipes for Automatic programmes °
Potato cheese gratin
(serves 4)
500 g potatoes, peeled
250 ml double cream
125 g crème fraîche
150 g Cheddar, grated
1 clove of garlic
Salt, black pepper, nutmeg
Butter
Slice the potatoes finely, mix with
approx. 2/3 of the cheese, and place in
the base of a greased baking dish
(approx. 24 cm in diameter) with the
garlic.
Mix together the cream and crème
fraîche, season with salt, pepper and
nutmeg and pour over the potato and
cheese mixture. Sprinkle with the rest of
the cheese and bake uncovered.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 8 …
Weight: 1050 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
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Saving your favourite programme (Memory)
One favourite programme can be
saved in memory. This programme can
be used for your most frequently
cooked recipe. The programme can
have up to 3 stages (e.g.: 1 minute at
600 W, followed by 2 minutes on Grill
and finally 3 minutes at 150 W + Grill).
Programming
(The example given is for a 3-stage
programme).
^ First select the function for the first
stage.
^ Then select the duration.
^ Press the M button.
1 will light up in the display, and 2 will
flash.
^ Then select the second function and
duration.
^ Press button M again.
2 will light up in the display, and 3 will
flash.
^ Now select the third function and
duration, and then press the M
button.
After this third step, you can use the M
button to scroll through your entry and
check it.
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^ When you have finished
programming, turn the power
selector to the 12 o'clock position.
^ Start the programme to save the
entry. Only ever run the entire
programme with food in the
appliance.
If there is no food in the appliance,
then press the Stop/C button twice
as soon as you have started the
programme so that the appliance is
not damaged by having no food in it.
1- and 2-stage programmes can be
saved in the same way. The
programming process is finished when
the power selector is in the 12 o'clock
position and the Start button has been
pressed, while pressing the M button
shows the next stage.
To change an entry
^ Entering a new programme overrides
the previously saved programme.
Saving your favourite programme (Memory)
To call up your favourite programme
^ Turn the programme selector to the
12 o'clock position.
^ Press the M button.
^ Press the Start button.
In the event of a power cut, the
favourite programme is no longer
saved and must be re-entered.
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Changing settings
Some of the standard settings for the
appliance (which are set at the factory)
have an alternative which you can
select if required.
Please consult the chart for the different
options.
The factory settings are marked with a
star* on the chart.
Proceed as follows:
^ Press and hold the m and M buttons
at the same time until P I and X light
up in the display. Then release them.
If you press them for too long, the
time of day will appear again in the
display.
^ Use the time selector to select the
setting that you wish to change (P I
to P 5 and P 0). Turn it until the
setting required shows in the display.
^ Then press the M button to call up
the setting.
S will appear in the display to show
that the setting can be changed.
^ Turn the time selector if you wish to
change the setting (see chart) and
confirm your entry by pressing the M
button (for P 5 and P 0, press and
hold the M button for approx.
4 seconds).
The change is then stored in memory P
will appear in the display again,
together with the number for the setting.
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The other settings can be changed in
the same way.
^ When you have finished making the
changes you require, press the Stop/
C button.
The altered settings are retained
after a power cut.
Changing settings
Setting
P I
Settings available (* factory default)
Night time switch-off S 0 * Night time switch-off is deactivated.
S I
Night time switch-off is activated.
The time of day display is switched off from
11 pm to 4 am.
P 2 Automatic keeping
warm function
S I *
S 0
The keeping warm function is activated.
The keeping warm function is deactivated.
P 3 "door" message
S I *
The "door" message appears if the door has
not been opened during the 20 minutes
before Start is pressed. Start is then
blocked, as it is assumed that there is no
food in the microwave.
The "door" message does not appear.
S 0
P 4 Reminder tone
S I *
S 0
The reminder tone sounds briefly every 5
minutes for 20 minutes after the end of the
programme.
The reminder tone is switched off.
P 5 Demo mode
(for dealer
showroom use only)
S 0 * Demo mode is deactivated. When demo
mode is deactivated, _ _ _ _ appears briefly
in the display.
S I
The appliance is set to demo mode. When a
button or selector is operated, MES_ shows
briefly in the display. The appliance can be
operated, but the microwave and grill
functions do not come on.
P 6 Unit of weight
S 0 * Food weight is displayed in grammes (g).
S I
Food weight is displayed in pounds (lb).
P 0 Factory default
S I *
S O
Factory default settings have been restored,
or have not been changed.
Factory default settings have been changed.
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Reheating
Select the following microwave power
levels to reheat food:
Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 900 W
Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 W
Food for babies and toddlers . . . 450 W
,We do not recommend heating
or reheating food or drinks for
babies or young children in the
microwave oven. Any decision to do
this is the responsibility of the user,
and should only be done with the
utmost care. Pasteurised or
sterilised cooked food should be
gently heated for 1/2 to 1 minutes at
450 W, and tasted to make sure it is
not too hot for a baby's palate
before serving. When reheating
other food or drink, heat to a high
temperature and allow to cool to a
suitable heat for eating. For formula
milk follow the manufacturer's
instructions.
Tips on reheating
Always use a lid or cover for reheating
food, except when a drier finish is
needed, e.g. breaded poultry/meat.
,Always remove the lids from jars,
especially jars of baby food.
Loosen the screw cap with the
rubber teat before warming baby
bottles.
When reheating liquids, place the
boiling rod supplied with the
appliance into the cup or glass.
Never reheat hard boiled eggs in a
microwave oven, even without the
shell. The eggs can burst.
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Food taken straight from the refrigerator
will take longer to reheat than food
stored at room temperature. The
duration required depends on the
nature of the food, its initial temperature
and the amount to be cooked.
Always ensure that food is
sufficiently cooked or reheated.
If in any doubt that a sufficiently high
temperature has been reached,
continue reheating for a little longer.
Stir or turn food from time to time during
cooking. Stir the food from the outside
towards the middle, as food heats more
quickly from the outside.
After reheating
,Be careful when removing a dish
from the oven. It may be hot.
Although heat is not normally produced
in the container itself by the
microwaves (apart from stoneware),
heat transfer from the food to the
container may be considerable, making
the container itself hot.
Allow food to stand for a few minutes at
room temperature at the end of a
reheating process to enable the heat to
spread evenly throughout the food.
,After reheating food, especially
food for babies and small children,
stir the food or shake the container
and check that the temperature
does not pose any danger. Double
check after it has been left to stand.
Cooking
Place the food in a microwave safe
container and cover it.
When cooking, it is a good idea to
select a power level of 900 W to start
with and then when the food is hot
reduce the power level to 450 W for
more gentle continued cooking.
For dishes such as rice or semolina
pudding, first select a power level of
900 W, and then reduce it to 150 W for
simmering.
Tips on cooking
Vegetable cooking durations depend
on the texture of the vegetable.
Fresh vegetables contain more water
than vegetables which have been
stored, and usually cook more quickly.
Add a little water to vegetables which
have been kept stored.
Food taken straight from the refrigerator
takes longer to cook than food which
has been kept at room temperature.
Stir or turn food from time to time during
cooking to help it cook more evenly.
Ensure that food such as meat and
fish are thoroughly cooked for an
appropriate length of time.
Food with a thick skin or peel, such
as tomatoes, sausages, jacket potatoes
and aubergines, should be pierced or
the skin cut in several places before
cooking to allow steam to escape and
to prevent the food from bursting.
Eggs can only be cooked in their
shells in the microwave oven in a
specially designed egg-boiling
device available from specialist
shops.
Eggs can burst, even after they have
been taken out of the oven.
Eggs can be cooked without their shells
in the microwave oven only if the yolk
membrane has been punctured several
times first.
The pressure could otherwise cause
the egg yolk to explode.
After cooking
Be careful when removing a dish
from the oven. It may be hot.
Although heat is not normally produced
in the container itself by the
microwaves (apart from stoneware),
heat transfer from the food to the
container may be considerable, making
the container itself hot.
Allow food to stand for a few minutes at
room temperature at the end of cooking
to enable the heat to spread evenly
throughout the food.
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Defrosting / Defrosting and reheating or cooking
Do not refreeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible, as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
Defrosting
Select the following microwave power
settings to defrost food:
– 80 W
for defrosting very delicate food, e.g.
cream, butter, gateau and cheese.
– 150 W
for defrosting everything else.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a microwave safe
container. Do not cover. Turn, stir or
separate the food about halfway
through defrosting.
To defrost meat, unpack the frozen
meat and place it on an upturned plate
in a glass or china container so that the
meat juice can run off and be collected.
Turn halfway through defrosting.
It is particularly important to observe
food hygiene rules when defrosting
poultry. Do not use the liquid from
the defrosted poultry. Pour it away,
and wash the tray, the sink and your
hands. Danger of salmonella
poisoning.
Fish does not need to be fully defrosted
before cooking. Defrost so that the
surface is sufficiently soft to take herbs
and seasoning.
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Defrosting followed by
reheating or cooking
Deep-frozen food can be defrosted and
immediately reheated or cooked.
After defrosting, select 900 W followed
by 450 W.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a covered microwave safe
container for defrosting and reheating
or cooking. Exception: minced meat
should be left uncovered while cooking.
Soups, stew and vegetables should be
stirred several times during the
process. Carefully separate and turn
slices of meat halfway through. Turn
pieces of fish at the halfway stage.
After defrosting followed by
reheating or cooking
Allow the food to stand at room
temperature for a few minutes to enable
the heat to spread evenly throughout
the food.
Some suggested uses
Food
Duration
(in
minutes)
Notes
Quantity
Microwave
power
level
(W)
Melting butter and
margarine
100 g
450
1:00 – 1:10 Do not cover.
Melting
chocolate
100 g
450
3:00 – 3:30 Do not cover.
Stir halfway through melting.
Dissolving gelatine
1 packet +
5 tbsp water
450
00:10 –
00:30
Preparing flan
topping/jelly glaze
1 packet +
250 ml liquid
450
4–5
Do not cover.
Stir halfway through heating.
Made with
100 g flour
80
3–5
Cover and leave to prove.
1 tbsp (20 g)
popcorn
900
3–4
Place popcorn in a 1-litre
container,
cover and cook.
Salad dressings
125 ml
150
1–2
Heat uncovered on a gentle
heat.
Tempering citrus
fruits
150 g
150
1–2
Place on a plate, do not cover.
Bacon
100 g
900
2–3
Place on kitchen paper, do not
cover.
Softening ice
cream
500 g
150
2
Place open ice cream container
in microwave oven.
3 tomatoes
450
6–7
Cut a cross shape into the top of
each tomato, cover, and heat in
a little water. The skins will slip
off easily. Take care, as the
tomatoes may get very hot.
300 g
strawberries,
300 g jam sugar
900
7–9
Mix the fruit and sugar in a deep
container, cover and cook.
2 rolls
150 + Grill
Grill
1–2
4–6
Place uncovered on the rack,
turning halfway through.
Yeast dough
Popcorn
Skinning tomatoes
Strawberry jam
Defrosting and
baking part-baked
bread rolls
Do not cover.
Stir halfway through dissolving.
The information given in this chart is intended only as a guide.
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Cleaning and care
Disconnect the microwave oven
from the power supply before
cleaning.
Stainless steel surfaces can be treated
with a conditioner for stainless steel
(available from Miele).
Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to clean this appliance.
Steam could reach electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
Housing, oven interior and
inside of the door
,The oven interior can get hot
during use. To avoid the danger of
being burnt, wait until it has cooled
down before cleaning. It should be
cleaned after each use. Waiting too
long can make cleaning
unnecessarily difficult and in
extreme cases impossible.
In certain circumstances, very heavy
soiling can damage the appliance
and even be dangerous. Fire
hazard.
The housing, oven interior and inside of
the door can be cleaned using a damp
cloth with a little washing-up liquid or a
mild detergent and water. Wipe dry with
a soft cloth.
For more heavy soiling, heat a glass of
water for 2 to 3 minutes until the water
begins to boil. The steam will collect on
the walls and soften the soiling.
The oven interior can now be wiped
clean using a little washing-up liquid if
necessary.
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Do not remove the cover to the
microwave outlet inside the oven,
nor the film covering the inside of
the door.
Do not let water or any small
particles penetrate the vents in the
appliance.
Wring out cloths before using them
to wipe out the oven to avoid
moisture getting into the openings.
Do not use abrasive cleaners, as
these scratch the surface.
Cleaning and care
To neutralise odours in the microwave
oven, put a cup of water with some
lemon juice in the appliance and
simmer for a few minutes.
The door should be kept clean at all
times and checked at regular intervals
for any signs of damage.
,If any damage to the door is
noticed, the appliance should not be
used until the fault has been
rectified by a Miele authorised and
trained service technician.
To clean the interior:
^ Remove the turntable, and wash in
the dishwasher or by hand.
^ Clean the surfaces between the
turntable and the roller ring.
Do not turn the turntable and/or
locator manually, as this could
damage the drive motor.
Appliance front
Remove any soiling immediately.
If this is not done, it might become
impossible to remove and could
cause the surface to alter or
discolour.
Clean the front with a clean sponge and
a solution of hot water and washing-up
liquid. After cleaning dry with a soft
cloth.
A clean, damp microfibre cloth without
cleaning agent can also be used.
All surfaces are susceptible to
scratching. Scratches on glass
surfaces could even cause a
breakage in certain circumstances.
Contact with unsuitable cleaning
agents can alter or discolour the
surfaces.
^ Always keep the roller ring
underneath it clean as well as the
oven floor to enable the turntable to
turn smoothly.
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Cleaning and care
To avoid damaging the surfaces of
your appliance, do not use:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acids or chlorides,
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
carrots, tomatoes or ketchup, may
occur.
This discolouration is irreversible but
does not affect the stability of the cover.
Rack
Wash and dry the rack after each use.
It is dishwasher safe, or can be washed
by hand in hot water with a little
washing up liquid.
Remove stubborn soiling with a
stainless steel cleaner.
– stainless steel cleaning agents,
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– melamine eraser blocks,
– sharp metal scrapers.
To help prevent re-soiling, a
conditioning agent for stainless steel
(available from Miele) can be used. Use
a soft cloth to apply sparingly with an
even pressure.
Accessories supplied
Boiling rod
The boiling rod can be washed in a
dishwasher.
Cover
Wash and dry the cover after each use.
The cover can be washed in a
dishwasher. However, discolouration
caused by natural dyes, e.g. from
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Gourmet plate
Clean the gourmet plate with hot water
and a cloth with a little washing-up
liquid to remove any grease.
Do not use wire wool, or abrasive
sponges, aggressive or abrasive
cleaning agents. The gourmet plate
is not suitable for cleaning in a
dishwasher.
If the gourmet plate has been used to
prepare foods with a strong aroma, you
can neutralise any odours by adding
some water and lemon juice to the
gourmet plate and heating in the
microwave oven at maximum power for
a few minutes. Rinse the gourmet plate
afterwards with clean water.
Optional accessory
Glass tray
The glass tray can be washed by hand
using a solution of hot water and
washing-up liquid, or it can be washed
in a dishwasher. Do not use abrasive
cleaning agents.
Problem solving guide
,Repairs to this appliance must
only be carried out by a Miele
authorised service technician in
strict accordance with current local
and national safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by
unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
Some minor problems can be corrected
without contacting Miele.
What to do if . . .
. . . a programme will not start.
Check whether,
. . . a noise can be heard after a
cooking programme.
This is not a fault.
The cooling fan will continue to run for a
while after the oven has been switched
off to dispel any moisture from the oven
and prevent it settling on the control
panel or surrounding furniture.
It will switch off automatically.
. . . the display does not light up.
Check whether,
^ the time of day display has been
switched off (press and hold the m
button for a few seconds).
^ the time of day display has been
programmed to switch off at night.
^ the appliance door is closed
properly.
. . . the turntable does not turn
smoothly.
^ the system lock has been activated
(see "System lock").
^ Check whether the area underneath
the turntable is clean.
^ the word "door" has appeared in the
display. The door has remained
closed for 20 minutes or longer (see
"door" message").
^ Check whether the contact area
between the turntable and the locator
is clean.
^ the appliance is plugged into the
mains supply and switched on at the
socket.
^ the mains fuse has tripped. If it has,
there could be a fault with the
appliance, the household electricity
supply or another appliance
(disconnect the appliance from the
mains supply and contact a qualified
electrician or the Miele Service
Department, see "After sales
service").
Remove any soiling.
. . . food is not adequately defrosted,
heated or cooked at the end of the
selected cooking duration.
^ Check whether the correct power
level was selected for the duration
set.
The lower the power level, the longer
the duration required.
^ Check whether the programme has
been interrupted and not restarted.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the microwave function is
working but not the oven lighting.
^ You can operate the appliance as
normal, but the lamp has blown. To
change the lamp, contact the Miele
Service Department.
such as plated meals, it is therefore
sensible to select a lower power level
and lengthen the duration required.
. . . the microwave oven switches
itself off during a cooking, reheating
or defrosting programme.
. . . strange noises are heard when
the microwave oven is being used.
There may be insufficient air circulation.
Check whether,
^ the air inlet or outlet is blocked.
^ the food is covered with aluminium
foil.
If so, remove it.
^ sparks are being created by the use
of crockery with a metallic finish. See
notes on suitable types of containers.
Check whether,
Remove any objects if necessary. The
appliance switches off automatically in
cases of overheating. Cooking can be
continued after a cooling-down period.
If the microwave oven switches itself off
repeatedly, please contact the Miele
Service Department.
. . . the time of day in the display is
not accurate.
If there has been a power cut, the time
automatically switches back to 12:00.
The time of day needs to be re-set.
^ Set the correct time of day.
. . . food cools down too quickly.
In the microwave oven, food begins to
cook from the outside first, the inside of
the food relying on the slower
conduction of heat.
If food is cooked at a high power level,
it is possible that the heat may not have
reached the centre of the food, so it is
hot on the outside but cold in the
centre. During standing time heat is
transferred to the centre of the food.
This may leave the food warm in the
middle but cool on the outside. When
reheating food with different densities,
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,If it is not possible to remedy a
fault by following the instructions
given above, on no account open
the appliance casing.
This microwave oven should only be
repaired by a Miele authorised and
trained service technician.
After sales service
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, or if the
appliance is under guarantee, please
contact:
– your Miele Dealer
or
– Miele (see back cover for contact
details).
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
When contacting your Dealer or Miele,
please quote the model and serial
number of your appliance.
These are to be found on the data plate
inside the front of the appliance.
N.B. A call out charge will be applied
for service visits where the problem
could have been resolved as described
in these instructions.
Guarantee
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See back cover
for contact details.
In the UK, your appliance is guaranteed
for two years from the date of purchase.
However you must activate your cover
by calling 0845 365 6640 or registering
online at www.miele.co.uk.
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Electrical connection
,Before connecting the
appliance, ensure that it has not
been damaged in any way. Do not
use a damaged appliance.
Electrical connection U.K.
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
national and local safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an a.c. single phase 220240 V 50 Hz supply.
The voltage and frequency are given on
the data plate which is located inside
the door to the appliance. Please
ensure that these match the household
mains supply. The fuse rating is quoted
on the plug.
Connection should be made via a fused
connection unit or a fused plug and a
suitable switched socket, or via a
suitable isolator, which complies with
national and local safety regulations,
and the on/off switch should be easily
accessible after the appliance has
been installed. If it is installed via an
isolator switch, connection must be
carried out by an electrician.
When switched off there must be an allpole gap of 3 mm in the isolator switch
(including switch, fuses and relays acc.
to EN 60335).
If the switch is not accessible after
installation (depending on country) an
additional means of disconnection must
be provided for all poles.
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For extra safety it is advisable to protect
the appliance with a residual current
device. Please contact a qualified
electrician for advice.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words on the base of the
plug, (as applicable to the design of
plug fitted).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers can be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
If the connection cable is damaged
it must be replaced by a Miele
authorised Service Technician only.
This appliance conforms with European
Standard EN 55011 as a Group 2,
Class B product. Group 2 appliances
use high frequency energy in the form
of electro-magnetic waves to create
heat in food. Class B is assigned to
appliances that are suitable for
domestic use.
Electrical connection
This appliance must not be connected
to the inverter of an autonomous power
supply, e.g. a solar power system.
When switching the appliance on, a
surge in power could trigger the safety
cut-out mechanism. This could damage
the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy saving devices. These
reduce the energy supply to the
appliance which could then become
too warm. Using such devices could
alter the specification of the product.
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Installation
When installing the appliance
ensure that there is sufficient
ventilation to and from the appliance
both underneath and to the rear. Do
not block the ventilation gaps or
block the gap between the base of
the appliance and the worktop
surface.
A minimum installation height of
85 cm must be maintained.
The microwave oven can be placed on
a worktop.
To ensure adequate ventilation, a
minimum of gap of 5 cm is required
between the appliance and any
neighbouring furniture or walls.
There must be a minimum gap of
19.5 cm between the top of the
appliance and anything above it.
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If the microwave oven is installed
behind a kitchen furniture door, it
may only be used with the furniture
door open. Do not close the furniture
door while appliance is in use. Heat
and moisture can build up behind
the furniture door which can cause
damage to the appliance and the
furniture unit. Only close the door
when the appliance is not in use and
has cooled down completely.
For a microwave oven which has
been built in using a microwave liftup door:
Do not lower the lift-up door when
the microwave oven is in operation.
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