Russell Hobbs RHM2308 Operating instructions

23 Litre Digital Microwave with Grill
Model Number: RHM2308
Please read these instructions carefully
and keep them for future reference
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Contents
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About this microwave oven …………………………………………..……. 3
Safety instructions………………………………………………….………… 4
Microwave oven Installation……………………………………….….……. 5
Feature diagram……………………………………………………….……… 6
Connection to the mains supply…………………………......................… 6
Control panel……………………………………………………….……….…. 7
Operating instructions…………………………………………….…….…… 8
Setting the clock…………………………………………………….........…..… 8
Microwave cooking…………………………………………………..........…… 8
Grill Cooking………………………………………………………………..…… 9
Combination Cooking I..........………………………………………………… 10
Combination Cooking II..........………………………………………………… 10
Express cooking………………………………………………………………… 10
Auto defrost.....……………………………………………………………... … 10
Auto Cooking…………………………………………………………………… 10
Child safety lock…………………………………………………...……........... 11
Cleaning and care………………………………………….....................…… 11
Problem solving…………………………………………........................….. 12
Important utensil information…………………………….......................… 12
Non-rewireable mains plug…………………………………....................... 14
Specification…………..……..…………………………………..................... 14
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About this microwave oven
Microwaves are high-frequency electromagnetic waves similar to radio waves. While radio waves
may vary in length from one metre to many kilometres, microwaves are very short (less than 12.5
centimetres). Microwaves do not make any heat themselves but only cause water molecules in
food to vibrate. This vibration produces the heat that cooks the food. This is why your food will
come out of the microwave piping hot, when your utensils inside the oven stay much cooler. The
microwaves do not stay in the air or in the food when you open the microwave oven door.
The microwave oven will work using an ordinary household electrical socket. Inside the
microwave oven is the magnetron, which turns the electrical energy into microwaves. Microwaves
cannot go through metal, so the inside of the oven is lined with metal. The door is lined with a fine
metal mesh which stops microwaves getting through. This means that when the microwave oven
door is shut, there is no possibility that microwaves can be released. This is why the microwave
oven has been made so that it will not work when the door is open.
Before you use your microwave oven
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Remove all the packaging. Do not remove the small piece of card from the right hand side
of the cavity wall. This is called a wave-guide cover and allows the microwaves to pass
through to cook the food.
Check the oven after unpacking for any visual damage such as:
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A misaligned door
Damage to the door
Dents or holes in the door window and screen
Dents in the inside
If you can see any damage do not use the oven
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Safety instructions
Warning: this oven must be positioned so that the plug is accessible and the plug socket is within
easy reach of the power cord.
Warning: only allow children to use the oven without supervision when adequate instructions have
been given so that the child is able to use the oven in a safe way and understands the hazards of
improper use.
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Children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the appliance, and the
appliance and cable should be kept completely out of reach of young children.
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This appliance is not designed for use by children, or persons with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, and should not be used by such persons unless they can do so safely.
Where necessary, such persons (or anyone with lack of experience or knowledge) should
first be given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
Warning: it is hazardous for anyone other than a competent person to carry out any service or
repair operation which involves the removal of a cover which gives protection against exposure to
microwave energy.
Warning: if the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be operated until it has been
repaired by a competent person. The door seals are located around the window on the inside of
the door. These seals are not airtight, although no microwaves can be released; it is normal for
small amounts of air or steam to escape when the oven is in use.
Warning: liquids and other foods must not be heated in sealed containers, as they are liable to
explode.
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Do not operate the microwave if damaged or after it malfunctions. In the event the supply
cord is damaged, it must only be replaced by a qualified service engineer, with a suitably
approved part.
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Keep the microwave, cable and plug dry, never immerse in water.
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When heating food in plastic or paper containers, keep an eye on the oven due to the
possibility of ignition
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Only use the oven for preparing food. For example do not use for drying clothes, paper or
any other non-food items, or for sterilising purposes.
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To avoid damaging the oven, do not use the oven when the cavity is empty. The oven may
be empty (used as a timer) with the power set to zero
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Do not use the oven when it is empty. This could damage the oven.
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Do not store anything in the oven, such as papers, cookbooks and so on.
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Do not cook any food surrounded by a membrane, such as egg yolks, potatoes, chicken
livers, ready meals and so on without piercing them several times with a fork.
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Eggs in the i r shell and whole hard-boiled eggs should not be heated in microwave ovens
since they may explode, even after microwave heating has ended.
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Never cover the air vents or put any objects into the openings in the outer case.
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Never remove parts from the oven such as the feet, screws and so on.
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Only use utensils recommended in these instructions
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Do not try to deep-fry foods in this oven.
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Heat from the contents of a container may be transmitted to the container itself, so please be
careful when removing it from the oven. Please remember that the food or liquid inside will be
releasing some steam or will be spitting. Never cover any container fully, always leave a gap
for steam to escape.
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Cooking utensils may become hot because of heat transferred from the heated food. This is
especially true if plastic wrap has been covering the top and handles of the utensil. You may
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need oven gloves to handle the utensil.
In order to avoid burns, the contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars shall be stirred or
shaken and the temperature checked before consumption.
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Always test the temperature of cooked food, never eat or drink food or liquid straight from the
oven, allow it to stand for a few minutes and stir to distribute the heat evenly.
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Microwave heating of beverages can result delayed eruptive boiling, therefore care must be
taken when handling the container.
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Food containing a mixture of fat and water (for example, stock) should stand for 30 to 60
seconds in the oven after it has been turned off. This is to allow the mixture to settle and to
prevent it from bubbling when a spoon is placed in it, or a stock cube is added.
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When heating or cooking food or liquid, remember that there are certain foods (such as
Christmas puddings, jam and mincemeat), which heat up very quickly.
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When heating or cooking foods that contain a lot of fat or sugar, do not use plastic containers.
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Always have the glass tray and turntable support in place when using the oven.
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Do not cook food directly on the glass tray. Put food on a suitable plate or in a bowl before
putting it in the oven.
To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
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Do not overcook food
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Do not leave the microwave oven unattended while you are using it
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Remove wire twist-ties from bags before putting the bag in the oven
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If materials inside the oven catch fire, keep the oven door closed, turn the oven off at the wall
switch, or shut the power off at the fuse or circuit-breaker panel
FOOD SAFETY
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Do not cook raw meat or raw shellfish in a microwave, due to the possibility for uneven
heating.
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Do not use the microwave oven for home canning or bottling. Improperly canned or bottle
foods may spoil and be dangerous to eat.
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Follow cooking instructions on food packaging and always check the temperature of food
before serving.
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Microwave oven installation
Warning: do not install the oven over a cooker or other heat producing appliance. This will damage
the oven. The oven must be placed away from high temperatures and steam.
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This microwave oven weighs approximately 12kg so you must put it on a horizontal surface
that is strong enough to support this weight.
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This microwave is designed to be free standing and is not intended to be used ‘built in’ or in a
cabinet.
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Do not put anything on the top of the microwave oven.
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Only use the accessories supplied by the manufacturer.
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Select a level surface that provides
enough space for the outlet vents.
A minimum clearance of 3 inches (7.5cm)
is required between the oven and any
adjacent walls. One side must be open.
Leave a minimum clearance of 12 inches
(30cm) above the oven.
Place the oven as far away from radios
and TV's as possible. Using the oven
may cause interference with the
reception.
Plug the oven into a suitable 13amp mains socket, make sure the voltage is the same as
on the rating label (do not use extension cables or mains socket adaptors).
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Feature diagram
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Door safety lock system
Oven window
Roller Ring
Shaft
Control Panel
Wave guide cover (do not remove)
Glass tray
Grill Heater
Mental Rack
Connection to the mains supply
WARNING - THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
This appliance is designed to operate from a mains supply of AC230-240V ~ 50HZ. Check
that the voltage marked on the product corresponds with your supply voltage. This product is
fitted with a 13A plug complying with BS1363.
If this plug is unsuitable or needs to be replaced, please note
the following:
Important: The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
GREEN/YELLOW-EARTH
BLUE-NEUTRAL
BROWN-LIVE
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Control panel
z MENU ACTION SCREEN
Cooking time, power, action indicator, and clock
time are displayed.
z POWER
Press to select microwave power level.
z CLOCK
Touch to set the digital clock.
z GRILL
Press to set a grill-cooking program.
z WEI.ADJ.
Press to specify the food weight or the number of
serving.
z AUTO COOK MENU
Milk/Coffee, Rice, Spaghetti, Potato, Auto reheat,
Fish, Chicken, Beef/Mutton, Skewered Meat, Auto
Defrost
z COMB.1/COMB.2
Cooking with combined microwave and grill power.
z START/QUICK START
Touch the button a number of times to set cooking
time and cook immediately at full power level.
Touch to start a cooking program.
z STOP/CANCEL
Touch to stop cooking program or clear all previous
settings before cooking starts.
— It is also used to set child lock.
z TIME/MENU
Turn the dial to set the oven clock time and input
cooking time.
Turn the dial to select an auto-cooking menu
including auto defrost.
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Operating instructions
Connect the main plug into a suitable 13amp mains socket, make sure the voltage is the same
as on the rating label (do not use extension cables or mains adaptors).
Each time a button is pressed, a beep will sound to acknowledge the press.
After a cooking program finish, the system will sound beeps with END on display. And the beeps
will continue to sound every two minutes automatically until the door is opened or
PAUSE/CANCEL button is pressed, the system return to standby mode.
SETTING THE CLOCK
With the oven ready for input, touch the CLOCK button once or twice to set the digital clock in 12
or 24 hours cycle.
For example: If you want to set the oven clock time to 8:30.
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Choose to set the clock in 12 or 24-hour cycle by touching the CLOCK
Turn TIME/MENU to indicate the hour digit 8. And the LED displays “8 : 00”and “
(“ ”flash)
Press CLOCK button.
Turn TIME/MENU dial to indicate the minute digits until the screen shows 8: 30.
Press CLOCK to confirm the setting.
NOTE: To check clock time during cooking, press the CLOCK button once.
MICROWAVE COOKING
To cook with microwave power alone, press the POWER button to select a cooking power
level, and then use the dial TIME/MENU to set a desired cooking time. The longest cooking
time is 60 minutes.
Select power level by pressing the POWER LEVEL button:
Press POWER
LEVEL button
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4 times
5 times
6 times
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power
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80%
60%
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For example, Suppose you want to cook for 5 minute at 60% power level.
1. Press POWER LEVEL button repeatedly to select power level.
2. Press POWER button to set power 60%.
Turn the dial TIME/MENU to enter cooking time until the correct cooking time (5:00) is
displayed.
3. Press START/QUICK START.
NOTE:
1. To check the power level during cooking, press POWER button.
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2. After cooking, the system will beep four times and END is displayed.
GRILL COOKING
Grill cooking is particularly useful for thin slices of meat, steaks, chops, kebabs, sausages and
pieces of chicken. It is also suitable for hot sandwiches and au gratin dishes. The longest
cooking time is 60 minutes.
Suppose you want to program grill cooking for 12 minutes.
1. Press the STOP/CANCEL button once to reset the system.
2. Press GRILL button, the display shows “ :1 0”, “ ” and
flashing.
3. Turn the TIME/MENU dial to enter cooking time until the correct cooking time (12:00) is
displayed.
4. Press START/QUICK START button, the displays shows “ ”.
Combination Cooking
COMBINATION COOKING I
30% of time for microwave cooking, 70% for grill cooking. Use for fish, potatoes or au gratin.
Suppose you want to set combination 1 cooking for 25 minutes.
1. Press COMB.1 button, the display shows “ :1 0”, “COMB1” and
flashing.
2. Turn TIME/MENU dial to enter 25:00.
3. Press START/QUICK START button.
COMBINATION COOKING II
55% of time for microwave cooking, 45% for grill cooking. Use for pudding, omelets, baked
potatoes and poultry.
Suppose you want to set combination 2 cooking for 12 minutes.
1. Press COMB.2 button, the display shows “ :1 0”, “COMB2” and
flashing.
2. Turn TIME/MENU dial to enter 12:00.
3. Press START/QUICK START button.
EXPRESSING COOKING
This feature allows you to start the oven quickly at high power.
Press the START/QUICK START button to set the cooking time, the oven starts work at full
、 .The longest cooking time is 12
power level after 2 seconds, the displays shows
minutes.
Suppose you want to set 2 minutes for quick start.
1. If needed, press the STOP/CANCEL button once to reset the system.
2. Press START/QUICK START repeatedly until display 2
Note: After cooking, the system will beep four times and END is displayed.
AUTO DEFROST
The oven allows the defrosting of meat, poultry, and seafood. The time and the defrosting
power are adjusted automatically once the weight is programmed. The range weight of frozen
foods varies from 100g to 1800g.
FOR EXAMPLE: Suppose you want to defrost 600g of shrimp.
1. Place the shrimp to be defrosted into the oven.
2. Turn TIME/MENU dial until the display “1 00” “ ”,and“
”﹑“ ” ﹑“ ”flashing.
3. Turn TIME/MENU dial again to choose a weight 600g.
4. Press START/QUICK START button.
Note: In the middle of cooking time the system will sound to remind you to turn over the food
and pause until you depress the button START/QUICK START to enter into the next
defrosting stage, and the system resume
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AUTO COOK
For food or the following cooking mode, it is not necessary to program the duration and the
cooking power. It is sufficient to indicate the type of food that you wish to cook as well as the
weight of this food.
You may need to turn food over at the middle of cooking time to obtain uniform cooking.
For example: to cook 400g of fish.
1. Turn TIME/MENU dial until display code 6.
2. Press WEI.ADJ. button repeatedly until display 400g.
3. Press START/QUICK START button.
Note: After cooking, the system will beep four times and END is displayed.
Auto Cook Code/Menu
Code
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Food/cooking mode
Milk/Coffee (each
200ml)
Rice (g)
Spaghetti (g)*
Potatoes (each
230g)
Auto Reheat (g)
Fish (g)
Chicken (g)
Beef/Mutton (g)
Skewered Meat (g)
1. Press WEI.ADJ. button to indicate
weight of food
2. The result of auto cooking depends
on factors such as the shape and
size
of
food,
your
personal
preference as to the doneness of
certain foods and even how well you
happen to place food in the oven. If
you find the result at any rate not
quite satisfactory, please adjust the
cooking time a little bit accordingly.
3. For spaghetti add boiled water before
cooking.
4. For item 7, 8 and 9, oven will stop
during cooking to let you turn food
over and then close the door, press
the START/QUICK START button to
resume cooking.
CHILD SAFETY LOCK
Use to prevent unsupervised operation of the oven by little children.The CHILD LOCK
indicator will show on display screen, and the oven can not be operated while the CHILD
LOCK is set.
To set the Child Lock: In standby mode, press and hold the PAUSE/CANCEL button for 3
seconds, a beep sounds and “ ” lights, now all buttons (except PAUSE/CANCEL) are
disabled.
To cancel the Child Lock: Press and hold the PAUSE/CANCEL button for 3 seconds until lock
indicator on display goes off.
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Preset Function
Cleaning and Care
Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition, could lead to deterioration of the surface that
could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous condition. The
oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits removed.
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Before you clean the microwave oven, turn it off and unplug it.
Keep the inside of the oven clean. When food or liquids stick to the oven walls, wipe
with a damp cloth. We recommend that you do not use harsh detergent or abrasives.
On the right hand side wall of the cavity is the wave guide cover. Microwaves are passed
through this c o v e r to enable your food to cook. It is important that the wave guide cover
is kept clean at all times. To do this wipe with mild detergents and water, then dry. Do
not remove the waveguide cover.
You should clean the outside of the oven with a damp cloth and polish dry with a soft dry
cloth. Do not allow water to seep into the ventilation openings.
Wipe the door and window on both sides, the door seals and adjacent parts frequently
with a damp cloth to remove any spills or spatters. Do not use an abrasive cleaner.
Do not allow the control panel to become wet. Clean with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use
detergents, abrasives or spray-on cleaners on the control panel.
If steam builds up inside or around the outside of the oven door, wipe with a soft cloth.
This may happen when the microwave oven is used in humid conditions.
If the inside of the oven smells, put a cup of water with the juice and the skin of one
lemon in a deep microwave bowl. Microwave it for three minutes, wipe the cavity walls
thoroughly and then dry with a soft cloth.
Regularly clean the turntable support and oven floor. Simply wipe the bottom surface of the
oven with mild detergents and water, and then dry. You can wash the turntable support in
soapy water. Check that it is correctly fitted after cleaning.
Regularly remove the glass tray to clean it, and wash in warm soapy water.
Do not remove the waveguide cover on the inside wall of the cavity.
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Problem solving
The microwave oven may cause interference to your radio, TV or similar equipment. If it does,
you can get rid of the interference by moving the radio, TV or equipment as far away from your
microwave oven as possible.
If the oven doesn’t work, if the display does not appear or if the display has disappeared
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Make sure the oven is plugged in securely. If it is not, remove the plug from the socket, wait
10 seconds and plug it in again securely.
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Check the premises for a blown circuit fuse or a tripped main circuit breaker. If these seem
to be working properly, test the socket with another appliance.
If the microwave power will not work
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Make sure the door is securely closed. Otherwise, the microwave energy will not flow into
the oven.
Important utensil information
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Use only cookware that is approved to be used in a microwave oven.
Do not use metal pans or dishes with metal handles.
Do not use anything with a metal trim.
Do not use paper covered wire twist-ties on plastic bags.
Do not use melamine dishes as they contain a material, which will absorb microwave
energy. This may cause the dishes to crack or burn, and will slow down the cooking speed.
Do not cook using a container with a restricted opening, such as bottles, as they may
explode.
Do not heat baby bottles with the teat left on and remove the teat if replacing the bottle
back into the oven.
Only use thermometers that are approved for microwave ovens.
Do not use the microwave oven for heating utensils.
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Please use this page for your notes and recipes
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Non-rewireable mains plug
If your appliance is supplied with a non-rewireable plug fitted to the mains lead you will find that
it incorporates a fuse, the value of which is indicated either on the base of the plug or on the
fuse carrier. Should the fuse need replacing, you must use an ASTA approved fuse
(conforming to BS1362) of the same rating. If the fuse cover is lost the plug must not be used
until a replacement is obtained from an electrical supplier. If you need to remove the plug, cut it
from the mains lead and dispose of it. Never attempt to re-use this plug or insert it into a socket
outlet, as there is a very great risk of an electric shock.
SPECIFICATIONS:
Rated voltage:
Operating frequency:
Microwave input:
Power output:
230-240V~50Hz,
2,450MHz
1200W
900W
1000W (Grill)
Outside Dimensions:
281mm x 483mm x 398mm
Oven capacity dimensions 220mm x 340mm x 320mm
Oven Capacity:
23 Litres
Weight:
Approx. 14.1kg
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