Miele M 625 EG Operating instructions

Operating instructions
Microwave oven
M 625 EG
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before
installing or using the machine,
to avoid the risk of accident,
or damage to the machine.
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M.-Nr. 05 260 100
Contents
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How the microwave oven functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Suitable containers for microwave ovens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Material and shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Testing dishes for their
suitability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Preparation for use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Altering the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Night dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minute minder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To open the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To close the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Audible tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Types of operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Microwave-Solo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Microwave power settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Placing the container in the oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turntable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting a process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interrupting a process /
Re-starting a process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Altering settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic “warming” function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quick-Start (programmable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Contents
Re-heating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Defrosting /Defrosting and re-heating / cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Practical tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Grilling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Description of the appliance
Description of the appliance
b Appliance door
c Door locking mechanism
d Grill / browning element
e Control panel
f Glass tray
g Turntable
h Grilling rack
i Electronic clock display
j Microwave power and
automatic programme selector
k Rotary selector
(to enter time and weight)
l Grill selector buttons
(3 power settings)
m Time of day button m
n Minute minder button l
o Stop / cancel button
p Turntable button ä
q START / Quick-Start
(programmable) c
r Door release button a
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Using the microwave oven
– Food can be defrosted, re-heated or
cooked by entering a power setting
and a time.
– Deep frozen ready-made meals can
be defrosted and then re-heated or
cooked.
– The microwave oven can also be
used for other tasks, e.g. for proving
dough, melting chocolate and butter,
dissolving gelatine etc.
Caring for the environment
Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials
which are environmentally friendly for
disposal and can normally be recycled.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed safely and kept
out of the reach of babies and young
children. Danger of suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these materials away, please ensure they are offered for recycling.
Disposal of your old appliance
Old appliances may contain material
which can be reclaimed or recycled.
Please contact your dealer, your local
waste collection centre or scrap merchant about potential recycling
schemes.
Ensure that the appliance presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
See the appropriate section in the
Warning and Safety instructions.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Improper use of the appliance can,
however, present a risk of both personal injury and material damage.
Before installation and before using
the appliance for the first time, read
the operating instructions carefully.
They contain important notes on the
safety, operation and care of the appliance. This way you will avoid the
risk of accidents and damage to the
appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any future user.
Correct usage
The appliance is intended for domestic use only: to cook food, and
in particular to defrost, re-heat, cook,
and to grill. Any other usage is at the
owner’s risk and could be dangerous.
The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use of the appliance.
Do not let children access the appliance or its controls. Supervise
its use by older children, the elderly or
infirm.
If allowing older children to use the appliance without supervision please ensure that they are aware of how a
microwave works and understand the
dangers of improper use.
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Technical safety
Do not use the microwave if
– the door is warped.
– the door hinges are loose.
– holes or cracks are visible in the casing, the door, the door seal 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.
Repairs may only be carried out by
a suitably qualified and competent
person in accordance with national and
local safety regulations. Repairs and
other work by unqualified persons
could be dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held responsible for unauthorised work.
This appliance can be used as a
freestanding appliance.
Never open the casing of the appliance.
Tampering with electrical connections or
components and mechanical parts is
highly dangerous to the user and can
cause operational faults or electric shock.
If the connection cable is damaged the new cable must be fitted
by a Miele authorised service technician.
Before connecting the appliance
to the mains supply make sure that
the rating on the data plate corresponds to the voltage and frequency of
the household supply. It is essential
that these data correspond as otherwise damage will occur to the machine.
If in doubt consult a suitably qualified
electrician.
Warning and Safety instructions
The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when continuity is complete between
the appliance and an effective earthing
system, which complies with local and
national regulations. It is most important that this basic safety requirement is
tested by a qualified electrician. The
manufacturer cannot be held responsible for the consequences of an inadequate earthing system, such as electric
shock.
Use
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 recipe and
the shape and size of cooking container. Some foods may contain micro
organisms which are only destroyed by
thorough cooking, therefore when cooking or re-heating foods, e.g. poultry it is
particularly important that food is fully
cooked through (at over 70°C, for a
minimum of 10 minutes). If in doubt select a longer cooking or re-heating time.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it is switched off at the wall socket and
It is important that the heat is
the plug removed. (Pull on the plug,
allowed to spread evenly
not the cable).
throughout the food being cooked.
– the mains fuse is withdrawn.
This can be achieved by stirring and/or
– or the screw-out fuse is removed (in
turning the food, and by observing a
countries where this is applicable).
sufficiently long standing time, which
Ensure that current is not supplied to
should be added to the time needed
the appliance while maintenance or refor cooking, re-heating or defrosting.
pair work is being carried out.
Always remember that cooking
Do not connect the appliance to
times in a microwave oven are
the mains electricity supply by an
usually considerably shorter than with
extension lead. Extension leads do not
traditional methods of food preparation.
guarantee the required safety of the apExcessively long cooking times can
pliance, (for example danger of overlead to food drying out and burning, or
heating).
could even cause it to catch fire.
This equipment is not designed for
There is also a danger of fire if breadmaritime use or for use in mobile in- crumbs, flowers, herbs, etc., are dried
in the microwave oven. Always ensure
stallations such as caravans, aircraft
etc. However it may be suitable for
that this type of procedure is supersuch usage subject to a risk assessvised.
ment of the installation being carried
Exercise caution when cooking or
out be a suitably qualified engineer.
reheating food with a high sugar
content, e.g. Christmas pudding. If
heated for too long the sugar may
caramelise or ignite.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Do not use full power if you warm
empty dishes or dry herbs. The
lack or minimum amount of food could
cause damage to the appliance.
Never cook or reheat food or
liquids in sealed containers or
bottles. With baby bottles the screw top
and teat must be removed. Otherwise
pressure builds up which can cause
the bottle or container to explode posing a severe risk of injury.
Before serving remember to allow
a sufficient standing time and then
always check the temperature of the actual food itself after taking it out of the
microwave. Do not be misled by the
temperature of the container which
does not necessarily give a correct 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.
When heating liquids, the boiling
rod provided should be placed
into the container.
uid 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.
There is a danger of burning. The formation of bubbles can be so strong
that the pressure forces the oven door
open. 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.
If smoke occurs in the oven interior, to avoid fuelling any flame do
not open the oven door. Interrupt the
process (by pressing the Stop/C button
twice). Switch off at the wall socket,
and where applicable, remove the
plug. Do not open the door until the
smoke has dispersed.
Never heat undiluted alcohol in the
microwave oven as this can easily
ignite.
Do not heat up unopened tins in
the microwave oven as pressure
can build up and they may explode.
This could result in injury or damage.
When heating liquids, milk, sauces
etc., in the microwave oven without the
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Warning and Safety instructions
Do not use any containers or cutlery
made from or containing metal,
aluminium foil, lead crystal glassware,
temperature-sensitive plastics, wooden
utensils or cutlery, metal clips or wire
ties. Do not use bowls with milled rims, or
cream pots with the tinfoil lid only partially removed. Such items could be
damaged, or cause a fire hazard.
The rack supplied with the appliance is
designed to be compatible with microwaves, and can therefore be used for
grilling with or without the microwave
function.
Eggs can only be cooked in their
shells in the microwave oven in a
specially designed egg-boiling device
available from specialist shops. Similarly, hard-boiled eggs should not be reheated in the microwave oven as this
may lead to the eggs bursting, even
once they have been removed from 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.
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 prevent the food
from bursting.
Do not reheat food in the oven in
heat-retaining bags intended for
normal ovens.
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.
Always ensure that food or a
browning dish has been placed in
the microwave, and that the turntable is
in place, before switching on.
Do not leave the oven unattended
when cooking with oils and fats as
these can be a fire hazard if allowed to
overheat.
Ovenproof earthenware can retain
a considerable amount of moisture. Earthenware and porcelain containers with hollow handles and lid
knobs must only be used in this oven if
they have vent holes, which allow the
moisture to escape. Without vent holes
there can be a pressure build-up, causing the container to crack or shatter,
with the danger of injury.
When grilling with or without the
microwave function, the rack, oven
interior, the grill element, the side runners, the oven door and the housing
get hot.
Do not let small children touch the oven
while it is in operation, there is a
danger of being burnt. Supervise its
use by the elderly or infirm.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Wear oven gloves when taking
dishes in and out of the oven, or
when handling dishes or food in the
oven if the grill is on or has just been in
operation.
Never 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, and the
worktop surface could be damaged.
Use a heat-resistant mat or wire cooling rack.
Do not use the oven to heat up the
room. Due to the high temperatures radiated, objects left near the
oven could catch fire.
Do not use the appliance as a resting place for other items. The heat
from the top of the appliance could
cause some kinds of items to melt.
To measure the food temperature
only use a thermometer specifically approved for use in a microwave
oven. Never use a thermometer containing mercury or liquid.
Under no circumstances use a
steam cleaner to clean this appliance. The steam could attack the
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
In countries which may be subject
to infestation by cockroaches or
other vermin, pay particular attention to
keeping the appliance and its surroundings in a clean condition at all times.
Any damage which might be caused
by cockroaches or other vermin will not
be covered by the appliance guarantee.
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Special accessories
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.
When using browning dishes:
Always use oven gloves when
handling the browning dish to
avoid burns.
Never place the browning dish directly on to a table or work surface. Use a suitable heat-resistant mat,
grid or board to protect the work surface or table and prevent heat-marks.
Browning dishes should only be
used in a microwave oven, or as a
serving dish. In a conventional oven
the special glaze would suffer damage.
Disposal of an old appliance
Before discarding an old appliance switch off and disconnect
it from the power supply. This should
be done by a competent person. Cut
off and render any plug useless.
Cut off the cable directly behind the
machine/appliance to prevent misuse.
The manufacturer cannot be held
liable for damage caused by noncompliance with these Warning and
Safety instructions.
How the microwave oven functions
How the microwave oven functions
In the microwave oven, food is cooked,
reheated or defrosted quickly.
How does the microwave oven function?
In a microwave oven there is a high-frequency 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,
– food can generally be cooked without adding much liquid or cooking
oil.
– cooking, re-heating and defrosting in
a microwave oven is quicker than
using conventional methods.
– nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, are generally retained.
– colour, texture and taste of food are
not impaired.
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 lead to the creation of
sparks. The microwaves cannot be absorbed.
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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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Microwaves
Material and shape
The material and shape of 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.
Metal
Metal containers, aluminium foil and
metal cutlery, or china with metallic
decoration, such as gold rims or cobalt blue must not be used in an
oven being used in microwave
mode.
– are reflected by metal,
The metal reflects the microwaves, hindering the cooking process.
Exceptions:
– pass through glass and chinaware,
– and are absorbed by food.
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– If recommended by the producer,
pre-cooked meals packed in aluminium foil containers can be defrosted and reheated in the microwave oven. Important: remove the lid
first. However, 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.
If sparks and arcing occur when
using a metal container, stop and
transfer the food to a microwave safe
container.
– 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 process.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Make sure that the aluminium foil is
at least 2 cm from the oven walls at
all times. It must not touch the walls.
This makes them unsuitable for use in a
microwave oven.
– Metal meat skewers or clamps
should only be used if they are very
small in comparison to the size of the
cut of meat.
Plastic containers must only be
used for microwave mode alone. Do
not use under the grill.
Glassware
Heat-resistant glass or ceramic glass
are ideal for use in the microwave oven.
Crystal glass contains lead which
could cause the glass to crack.
Glass dishes with a milled rim are
subject to the same risk. Both are
unsuitable for use.
Porcelain (chinaware)
Porcelain (chinaware) 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.
Plastics
Plastics 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 good retail outlets. Melamine ware
is not suitable as it absorbs energy and
heats up.
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
re-heating of food.
Plastic boiling bags can be used for
cooking and re-heating. 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.
Glazes and colours
Some glazes and colours contain
metal.
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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Roasting bags and tubes can be used.
Roasting tubes should be about 40 cm
longer and roasting bags about 20 cm
longer than the food being roasted, and
carefully tied with string. Turn the ends
over and secure them. Holes should be
made according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not use metal clips or wire ties,
even if bound by paper.
There is a danger that they will ignite
when heated.
Wood
Wooden dishes are not suitable
Moisture contained in the wood evaporates when exposed to microwave energy, causing the wood to dry and
crack.
Disposable containers
Only those plastic disposable containers which are specified by the producer as suitable for use in a microwave oven may be used.
Do not leave the oven unattended
when re-heating or cooking food in
disposable containers made of plastic, paper or other inflammable material.
Disposable containers are not always
recyclable or biodegradable.
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 to be tested in the
centre of the oven, fill a suitable
small container with water and also
place this in the oven.
Close the door.
Turn the power selector to 1000
watts.
Enter a time of 30 seconds with the
time selector.
Press START.
If a crackling noise is heard accompanied by sparks during the test,
switch the appliance off immediately (press button Stop/C twice).
Any crockery which causes this reaction is unsuitable for use in the microwave oven.
At the end of the test the water in the
small container should be warm, but
the dish cool. If the dish is very hot and
the water is cold, it would be unwise to
use the dish.
If any doubt exists about the suitability of containers, please contact
the maker.
This test cannot be used to check
whether items with hollow knobs or
handles are suitable for use in a microwave oven.
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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
A cover
Do not use a lid or cover if
– prevents too much steam escaping,
especially when cooking foods
which need longer to cook, such as
potatoes.
– food coated with breadcrumbs is
being cooked.
– shortens and evens out the cooking
process.
– prevents food from drying out.
– cooking meals which are to be given
a crisp finish.
The cover supplied may only be
used in microwave operation. Do
not use it under the grill.
– contains the aroma.
The cover can only withstand temperatures of up to 110 °C.
Higher temperatures generated by
grilling could cause the plastic to
distort and fuse with the food.
Always cover food with the lid 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 producer). Normal
clingfilm can distort.
Sealed glass containers, such as
jars of food and babyfood must be
opened before they are placed the
oven.
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Preparation for use
Preparation for use
Setting the time of day
Connect the appliance to the mains
electricity supply.
“12:00” flashes in the display for approx. 4 seconds and the m symbol
lights up.
Night dimming
Between the hours of 22:00 and 6:00
the display is dimmed automatically. If
a button is pressed during this time the
display will return to its normal brightness.
Minute minder
The minute minder can be used to time
any activity in the kitchen, e.g. boiling
eggs.
Press the l button.
0:00 flashes in the display area and
the l lights up.
Use the time selector to set the time
of day.
The time set is automatically registered
by the appliance after 4 seconds. The
colon between hours and minutes
flashes.
Altering the time of day
Press the m button.
The time of day flashes in the display
area and the m symbol lights up.
Use the time selector to alter the
time of day.
Switching off the time of day display
Press the m button twice.
The display area goes dark.
The time of day will reappear in the display if the m button is pressed twice.
Use the time selector to set the
minute minder time you require.
The time set and the l symbol light
up and the Start symbol h flashes.
Press the START button.
The set time counts begins to count
down in one second steps.
An audible tone sounds at the end of
the minute minder time. The time of
day reappears and the l symbol
flashes.
Press the Taste Stop/C button once
and the l symbol disappears.
Altering the minute minder time
Press the Stop/C button.
The minute minder time is interrupted. The time left and the l symbol light up in the display. The Start
symbol h flashes.
Use the time selector to alter the
minute minder time and then press
the START button.
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Preparation for use
To open the door
Press the “a“ button to open the
door.
If the microwave oven is being used,
opening the door will interrupt the cooking process.
To close the door
Safety lock
The safety lock prevents the appliance
being used, by children, for example.
To switch on the safety lock
Press and hold the ä button in until
an audible tone sounds and the key
symbol appears in the display:
Push the door firmly shut.
Press the START button to continue an
interrupted cooking process.
The appliance will not start again if
the door has not been closed
properly.
Audible tone
An audible tone sounds after the set
times have elapsed.
Press any button to cancel the tone
early.
The key symbol disappears from the
display after a short time and the time
of day reappears.
The key symbol reappears whenever
any button or one of the rotary selectors is operated.
After an interruption to the mains
power supply, the safety lock will
need to be switched on again.
Cancelling the safety lock
Press the ä button again and hold
it pressed in until an audible tone
sounds.
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Operation
Operation
Types of operation
Microwave-Solo mode
Microwave - Solo mode
Microwave power settings
Suitable for defrosting, re-heating and
cooking.
There are 7 different microwave power
settings to choose from.
The higher the power setting the more
microwaves reach the food.
Grilling
Ideal for grilling thin cuts of meat, e.g.
steak or sausages.
Combination mode
(Microwave + Grill)
Ideal for browning dishes and dishes
with toppings. The microwave cooks
the food and the grill browns it.
Automatic programmes
There are three automatic defrosting
programmes (N O M), two automatic
cooking programmes (c Q)
and two combination programmes
(8 7).
These programmes are weight dependent. After entering the weight of the
food the cooking time is calculated
automatically.
When heating up food which cannot be
stirred or turned during cooking, as with
a plated meal, it is preferable to use a
lower microwave power setting. This ensures the heat is distributed evenly. Heat
for long enough to reach the temperature
required.
Times for defrosting, re-heating,
cooking
The time required depends on:
– the initial temperature of the food.
Food taken from the refrigerator will
need longer to be reheated or
cooked than food already at room
temperature.
– the type and texture of food.
Fresh vegetables contain more water
and cook more quickly than stored
vegetables.
– the amount of food.
As a general rule, allow approx.
time and a half for double the quantity.
For a smaller quantity, possibly
shorten the time but ensure food is
cooked thoroughly.
– the shape and material of the container.
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Operation
Placing the container in the oven
Ideally the container should be placed
in the middle of the oven.
Turntable
The turntable function starts automatically when the appliance is started.
Food is more evenly cooked, reheated or defrosted with the turntable in operation.
When using the turntable ensure that
the dishes or the food to be cooked are
not larger in size than the turntable.
It is best not to switch the turntable off.
Only switch it off if there is a danger of
something blocking it, e.g. a large dish
which is wider than the turntable. Press
the ä button to switch the turntable off.
Make sure that you stir the food during
the cooking time or that you turn the
food so that it can heat up evenly.
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Operation
Starting a process
Use the appropriate selector to choose
the microwave power setting and the
time. It does not matter which is
chosen first.
Interrupting a process /
Re-starting a process
Programmes can be interrupted and restarted at any time.
To interrupt a process
press the Stop/C button once, or
open the appliance door.
The time stops counting down when a
programme is interrupted.
To continue the process
close the door,
and press the START button.
The process continues.
Turn the power selector to the
required setting.
Altering settings
If you discover after starting a process
that . . .
. . . the microwave power setting is
too high or too low, you can
select a new setting
Use the time selector to enter the required time.
Any time of between 5 seconds and
60 minutes can be selected.
Press the START button to start the
process. The interior lighting comes
on.
A programme can only be started if the
door is closed.
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. . . the time is too short or too long,
you can
interrupt the process (press the
Stop/C button once), use the time selector to set a new time and continue
the process (press the START button).
To cancel a process
Press the Stop/C button twice.
At the end of a process
An audible tone sounds when a process has finished. The oven interior
lighting goes out.
Operation
Automatic “warming” function
Quick-Start (programmable)
The “warming” function will switch on
for a maximum of 15 minutes, approx.
2 minutes after the end of a cooking
process which used at least 600 watts,
providing that the door remains closed
and no buttons are pressed.
Pressing the START /c button is sufficient to set the appliance operating on
maximum power.
H:H lights up in the display area. If the
turntable was used during the cooking
process it will also engage. If it was
turned off during the cooking process it
will not come on.
Opening the door or pressing the
Stop/C button while the “warming” function is in process cancels the function.
The “warming” function can not be set
as a separate function.
Three set times are stored in memory:
30 s: Press START /c once
1 min: Press START /c twice
2 min: Press START /c three times
Pressing the START /c button four
times in succession will bring the first
set time back and so on.
To programme a different set time:
Use the START /c button to select
the relevant set time and hold the
START /c button pressed in.
Alter the time with the time selector.
The altered time is stored in memory
when the START /c button is released.
An interruption to the power supply
will cancel any altered programmed
times and they will need to be entered again.
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Re-heating
Re-heating
Select the following microwave power
settings to reheat food:
Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1000 watts
Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 watts
Food for babies and toddlers. 450 watts
We do not recommend heating or
re-heating foods 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 at 450 watts, and tasted so
that it is not too hot for a baby’s palate before serving. Other food or
drink when reheated should be
heated to a high temperature and
allowed to cool to a suitable heat for
eating. For made-up milk follow the
maker’s instructions.
Always use a lid or cover for re-heating
food, except when a drier finish is
needed, e.g. breaded poultry/meat.
Always remove the lids from jars, especially jars of baby food.
Remove the rubber teat and seal
top before warming baby bottles.
When re-heating liquids place the
boiling rod supplied with the machine into the cup or glass.
Never reheat hard boiled eggs in a
microwave oven, even without the
shell. The eggs can burst.
The time required depends largely on
the nature of the food, its initial temperature and the amount to be cooked.
Food taken straight from the refrig22
erator requires longer to reheat than
food stored at room temperature.
Always ensure that the food is adequately heated.
If in any doubt that a sufficiently high
temperature has been reached, continue re-heating 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 re-heating
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 and similar dishes), 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 once a programme
has ended to allow heat to be distributed evenly.
After heating 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
Cooking
Place the food in a microwave-safe
dish and cover it.
When cooking fresh vegetables, fish,
meat, poultry first select power setting
of 850 watts and then select 450 watts
for more gentle continued cooking.
Vegetable cooking times 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. Stir and turn food at least
once during cooking.
Ensure that food, such as meat and
fish, are cooked for an appropriate
length of time.
For dishes such as rice or semolina
pudding first select a power setting of
850 watts and then turn down to 150
watts to simmer.
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 prevent 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.
Similarly, hard-boiled eggs should
not be reheated in the microwave
oven as this may lead to the eggs
bursting, even once they have been
removed from 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.
Bottling
Bottling should only be undertaken by
an experienced cook who has received
proper training in this method of preserving fruit and vegetables in an oven
or microwave oven, and understands
the implications of the chemical reactions involved.
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Defrosting /Defrosting and re-heating / cooking
Defrosting /Defrosting and re-heating / cooking
Defrosting
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a microwave-safe container. Do not cover. Turn, stir or separate the food about half-way through the
programme.
To defrost delicate foods, e.g. cream,
butter, gateau and cheese, select 80
watts. However to achieve an even result remove from the oven and finish defrosting at room temperature.
To defrost meat unpack the frozen
meat and lay it on an upturned plate in
a glass or china container so that the
meat juice can run out, but be collected. Turn half way through defrosting.
For defrosting food such as bread,
cakes or fruit a setting of 150 watts is
recommended.
After defrosting
Allow the food to stand at room
temperature for approximately the
same amount of time spent defrosting
to enable the heat to spread evenly
throughout the food.
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Defrosting and re-heating /
cooking
Deep- frozen food can be defrosted
and immediately re-heated or cooked.
After defrosting select 850 watts followed by 450 watts.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a covered microwave-safe
dish for defrosting and re-heating or
cooking. Exception: Minced meat
should be left uncovered while cooking. Soups, stew and vegetables
should be stirred several times during
the process. Separate slices of meat
half-way through the programme. Turn
pieces of meat and fish at the half-way
stage.
Deep-frozen pre-cooked meals in cardboard trays which, according to manufacturer’s instructions are suitable for
use in a conventional oven, are microwave-safe.
After defrosting followed by reheating or cooking
Allow the food to stand at room temperature long enough to enable the
heat to spread evenly throughout the
food.
Practical tips
Practical tips
Melting margarine, butter
Melt 100 g at 450 watts uncovered for
approx. 1-11/2 minutes.
Melting chocolate
Break 100 g into pieces, melt at 450
watts uncovered for approx. 2 minutes.
Dissolving gelatine
Add water according to manufacturer’s
instructions given on the packet and
melt at 450 watts for approx. 1/21 minute, stirring occasionally.
Preparing flan topping / jelly glaze
Gently heat 1 sachet + 1/4 litre liquid at
450 watts uncovered for approx.
4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Proving dough
(500 g flour) cover and leave to rise for
approx. 8-10 minutes at 80 watts.
Skinning tomatoes
Cut 3 tomatoes crosswise, drop into
water and heat at 450 watts for approx.
2 minutes. The skin can now be peeled
away easily. Take care, the tomatoes
may be very hot.
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Grilling
Grilling
There are three grill settings. It is
possible to change from one grill setting to another during operation.
Do not operate the grill if it has
been lowered, e.g. for cleaning.
This would damage it.
If the total grilling time required is less
than15 mins., the grill should be preheated for at least 5 minutes before
placing food under the grill.
Flat pieces of fish and meat should
usually be turned half way through grilling for even results. Larger pieces
should be turned several times.
Place food on the rack or in the
glass tray and then insert the rack or
tray into the microwave oven at a
suitable runner level. Alternatively
the food can be placed on the turntable.
If the food is placed on the turntable,
leave the turntable engaged during grilling. This will ensure even results.
Select the grill setting you want (1, 2
or 3).
The grill symbol J and the figure indicating which grill setting has been
selected light up in the display. 0:00
flashes in the display.
Select a time using the time selector.
Press START.
An audible tone will sound at the end
of the process.
The rack and glass tray become hot
during use. Danger of burning.
The time entered can be changed during operation by interrupting the process (press the Stop/C button), and
change the time. To continue press the
START button.
Microwave with grill
Combination mode
The grill can switched on at the beginning of a process or during cooking
(exception: if using an automatic programme). This is useful for example to
brown the top of a dish. It can also be
switched off during cooking.
Press the relevant grill button to select or deselect the grill setting.
The setting selected can also be
changed during grilling.
Turn the power selector to the point
(12 o’clock position).
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Automatic programmes
Automatic programmes
There are seven automatic programmes. These are weight dependent. Simply select an automatic programme and then enter the weight of
the food.
Automatic defrosting
There are three programmes for defrosting different types of food.
N Fruit / Vegetables R 1 (100 g – 1kg)
O Fish / Poultry_; (100 g – 2 kg)
M Meat Y Z (100 g – 2 kg)
Turn the selector to the automatic
programme you require. The start
symbol and 100 g flash in the display (500 g with setting L).
Automatic cooking
There are two programmes suitable for
cooking food weighing from 100 g up
to 1 kg.
c
fresh vegetables 1,
e.g.: carrots, white cabbage, Brussels
sprouts
Q fresh vegetables E,
e.g.: potatoes, zucchini, leeks,
spinach, broccoli
Combination programmes
With these programmes the grill works
in combination with a microwave power
setting of 150 watts or 450 watts.
8 Poultry ; (100 – 1500 g)
7 Pork G (500 – 1500 g)
Use the rotary selector to enter the
weight.
Press START.
An audible tone will sound half-way
through the cooking time.
Interrupt the programme to turn or
stir the food and then continue the
programme.
If necessary the programmed times
can be altered during the course of a
programme (interrupt the programme,
alter the time and then continue the programme).
An audible tone sounds when the cooking process is completed. The oven interior lighting goes out.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning and care
Disconnect the microwave oven
from the power supply before cleaning.
Oven housing and interior
The housing and interior 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.
Avoid too much water as this could
penetrate the openings.
Do not use abrasive cleaning agents
which could scratch.
Stainless steel surfaces can be
cleaned with a proprietary non abrasive cleaner for stainless steel.
Clean the area between the turntable
and the carrier.
The carrier is located in the middle
of the oven floor and can be
removed for cleaning.
Do not turn the carrier manually, as
this could damage the drive motor.
Door interior
Always keep the door interior clean. Do
not use abrasive cleaning agents.
Check the door and door seal at regular intervals for any sign of damage. If
any damage is noticed, the appliance
should not be used until the fault has
been rectified by a Miele authorised
and trained service technician.
The grill element can be lowered when
cool to clean the roof of the oven.
Air vents
To neutralise odours in the microwave
put a cup of water with some lemon
juice in the oven and simmer for a few
minutes.
Do not let water or any other object find
its way into or block the air vents.
The turntable can be removed for
cleaning.
Always keep the roller ring underneath it clean as well as the oven
floor. Otherwise the ring might not
run smoothly.
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Cleaning and care
Appliance front and control
panel
All external surfaces and controls
can be cleaned using warm water
with a little washing up liquid applied
with a soft sponge.
Wipe the surfaces dry using a soft
cloth.
Please observe the cleaning instructions for
– stainless steel surfaces,
– stainless steel coloured controls
Stainless steel surfaces
Stainless steel surfaces can be
cleaned using a proprietary non-abrasive cleaning agent designed specifically for use on stainless steel.
A microfibre "E-Cloth" is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts Department,
Part number 98013530, which is suitable for cleaning surfaces such as
stainless steel, glass, plastic and
chrome without the use of chemicals.
Avoid:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
acids or chlorides,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g. powder cleaners and cream cleaners.
– abrasive sponges, e.g. pot scourers or
sponges which have been previously
used with abrasive cleaning agents.
To prevent the risk of scratches and
damage to the surface structure of
glass and stainless steel fronted appliances pay particular attention to the
following cleaning instructions.
To help prevent re-soiling, proprietary
conditioning agent for stainless steel
can also be used.
Apply sparingly with even pressure
using a soft cloth.
Glass fronted appliances
Stainless steel coloured controls
E-Cloth
The appliance front and controls are
susceptible to scratches and abrasion.
Avoid:
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g. powder cleaners and cream cleaners.
– abrasive sponges, e.g. pot scourers
or sponges which have been previously used with abrasive cleaning
agents,
– oven sprays.
Stainless steel fronted appliances
The appliance front and controls are
susceptible to scratches and abrasion.
The controls may suffer discolouration or damage if soiling is left on
them for too long.
Remove any soiling straight away.
Avoid:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
acids or chlorides,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g. powder cleaners and cream cleaners.
– abrasive sponges, e.g. pot scourers
or sponges which have been previously used with abrasive cleaning
agents,
– stainless steel cleaners,
– oven sprays.
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Cleaning and care
Cleaning and care
Accessories
Boiling rod
The boiling rod can be washed in a dishwasher.
Cover lid
The cover lid can be washed in a dishwasher. However discolouration may
occur. Natural dyes, e.g. from carrots,
tomatoes or ketchup may be the
cause. This discolouration is irreversible but does not affect the stability
of the cover lid.
Side runners
The runners can be removed for cleaning and also for cleaning the oven interior side walls.
Take the runners out at the bottom
from the side wall, pull upwards and
un-hook.
Reassemble in reverse order.
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Rack, runners
Wash and dry after each use. The rack
and runners are easier to clean if you
soak them in a solution of hot water
and a little washing up liquid. If necessary stubborn soiling can be removed
with a proprietary cleaner for stainless
steel.
Glass tray
The glass tray is easier to clean if you
soak it after use in a solution of hot
water and a little washing up liquid. It
can be washed in a dishwasher.
Do not use abrasive cleaning agents
on it.
Problem solving guide
Problem solving guide
Repairs to this appliance should
only be carried out by a Miele approved service technician in accordance with local and national safety
regulations. Unauthorised repairs
could be dangerous.
The following can be corrected without
contacting the Miele Service Department:
What to do if . . .
. . . a process cannot be started.
Check whether,
the appliance door is closed
properly.
the appliance is plugged into the
mains supply.
the mains fuse has blown (call a
qualified electrician or the Service
Department if it has. See “After Sales
Service”).
. . . the display does not light up.
Check whether the time of day has
been switched to not come on
(press the m button twice).
. . . food is not adequately defrosted,
heated or cooked at the end of the
selected process.
Check whether the correct power setting was selected for the time set.
The lower the power setting the longer
the time required.
Check whether the process has
been interrupted and not restarted.
. . . strange noises are heard when
the microwave oven is being used.
Check whether,
the food is covered with aluminium
foil. If it is, remove it.
sparks are being created by the use
of crockery with a metallic finish. See
notes on suitable types of containers.
. . . the time of day is not accurate in
the display.
If there has been a power cut lasting
longer than a couple of seconds the
timer automatically switches back to
12.00.
The time of day needs to be re-set.
. . . the turntable does not turn
smoothly.
Check whether the area underneath
the ring is soiled. If it is, remove the
soiling.
Make sure the contact point between
the turntable and the carrier is clean.
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Problem solving guide
. . . 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. During
standing time heat is transferred to the
centre of the food. Food may be warm
in the middle but cool on the edge.
When reheating food with different densities, such as plated meals it is sensible to start with a low power level and
lengthen the time required.
. . . the microwave switches itself off
during a cooking, reheating or defrosting process.
There may be insufficient air circulation.
Check whether,
the air inlet is blocked.
any object is blocking the ventilation
outlets.
whether anything is blocking the gap
between the base of the appliance
and the worktop surface.
Remove any objects if necessary. The
appliance switches off automatically in
the case of overheating. Cooking can
be recontinued after a cooling-down
period.
If the microwave oven switches itself off
repeatedly, please call the Miele Service Department.
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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.
These microwave ovens should only
be repaired by suitably qualified
technicians trained by Miele.
After sales service
After sales service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself please contact
– Your Miele Dealer
or
– The Miele Service Department (see
back cover for addresses)
When contacting the Miele Service Department please quote the model and
serial number of your appliance, given
on the data plate which is located externally on the rear wall of the appliance.
Please note that telephone calls
may be monitored and recorded to
improve our service.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with national and local safety regulations.
The appliance is supplied with a cable
and moulded plug ready for connection to a 230-240 V/50 Hz a.c. single
phase supply.
The voltage, rated load and fusing are
given on the data plate which is located externally on the rear wall of the
appliance. Please ensure that these
match the household mains supply.
Connection should be made via a
fused connection unit or a fused plug
and a suitable switched socket, (rated
load under 3000 W), or via a suitable
isolator (rated load over 3000 W),
which complies with national and local
safety regulations, and the on/off
switch should be easily accessible
after the appliance has been installed.
If the socket is not accessible after installation (depending on country) an additional means of disconnection must
be provided for all poles.
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).
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a residual current device with a trip current of 30 mA (in accordance with DIN
VDE 0664, VDE 0100 Section 739).
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If the appliance is connected via an
isolator switch the plug must be cut off
and rendered useless.
Important
The wires in the mains lead of this appliance are coloured in accordance
with the following code:
Green/yellow = Earth
Blue = Neutral
Brown = Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance may not correspond with the markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire coloured green and yellow
must be connected to the terminal in
the plug which is marked with the letter
E or by the earth symbol z or coloured
green or green and yellow.
The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal marked with the
letter “N” or coloured black. The wire
coloured brown must be connected to
the terminal marked with the letter “L”
or coloured red.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Electrical connection
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
If this machine or appliance is fitted
with a non-rewireable plug, the following information applies: if the socket
outlets are not suitable for the plug supplied with this product, it must be cut
off and an appropriate plug fitted. The
fuse carrier and fuse should be
removed from the plug disposed of.
The plug cut from the flexible cord
should then be disposed of and on no
account be inserted into any socket
elsewhere in the house (electric shock
hazard).
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).
The correct rating of the replacement
fuses that are ASTA approved to BS
1362 should be fitted. Replacement
covers may be purchased from your
local electrical supplier, electricity
showroom or Miele service agent.
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Installation
Installation
If the cable is damaged it must be
replaced by a special cable which
must be fitted by a suitably qualified
and competent Miele approved service technician. Please consult the
Miele Service Department.
Do not position the appliance too
close to adjacent furniture.
A ventilation gap of at least 5 cm is
requried all round the appliance.
The ventilation gap above the appliance should be at least 14 cm.
When installing the appliance ensure there is sufficient ventilation
underneath and to the rear of the
appliance.
Do not place any objects on the ventilation outlets or block the gap between the base of the appliance
and the worktop surface
The microwave oven can be:
– placed on a worktop.
– built into a tall unit by using the
appropriate building in frame.
The appliance has an adjustable foot at
the front left hand side which can be
used to compensate for an uneven
installation surface.
A building in frame is available from
your Miele Dealer or the Miele Spare
Parts Department. It is supplied with fitting instructions.
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Technical data
Technical data
M 625 EG
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . 220-230 V, 50 Hz
Rated load . . . . . . . . . . . see data plate
Power settings . . . . 7 (80/150/300/450/
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600/850/1000 watts)
Fuse rating . . . . . . . . . . . see data plate
Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 minutes
Freestanding appliance:
Dimensions (H x W x D) in mm:
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . 316 x 541 x 400
Nett weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 kg
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