Miele M 336 EG Operating instructions

Operating instructions
Microwave oven
M 638 EC
To avoid the risk of accidents
or damage to this appliance
it is essential to read these instructions
before it is installed or used for the first time.
GWOZ
M.-Nr. 05 785 100
Contents
Description of the machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How the microwave oven functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Suitable containers for microwave ovens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Material and shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Testing dishes for their suitability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
A cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Ceramic glass guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Grilling rack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Glass tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Baking tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Gourmet plate (MGP 24). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Preparation for use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setting time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Altering the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Switching off the time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Night time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Minute minder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
To open the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
To close the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Audible tone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Types of operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Microwave-Solo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Microwave power settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Times for defrosting, reheating, cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Placing the container in the oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Turntable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Starting a process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Interrupting a process / Re-starting a process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Altering settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
To cancel a process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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Contents
Automatic "warming" function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Quick-Start (programmable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Programming the end of cooking time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Reheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cooking fresh vegetables in the microwave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Cooking pasta and rice in the microwave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Defrosting / Defrosting and reheating / cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Cooking frozen vegetables in the microwave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Practical tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Combination mode - Microwave + Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Fan grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Combination mode Microwave + Fan grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cooking with Grill and Fan Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Fan heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Combination mode - Microwave + Fan heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Using the combination microwave and fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Automatic programmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Electrical connection (AUS / NZ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Installation and connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
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Description of the machine
a Appliance door
b Door lock
c Grill / browning element
d Control panel
e Grilling rack
f Turntable
g Baking tray
(do not use with microwave power)
h Glass tray
i Ceramic glass splash guard
j Electronic clock with display
k Selector switch for microwave power
levels and automatic programmes
l Rotary selector: time, weight,
temperature
m Grill button n
n Fan grill button N
o Fan button D
p Time of day button m
q Minute minder button l
r Stop / cancel button
s Turntable button ä
t START /
Quick-Start (programmable) c
u Door release button a
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Using the microwave oven
– Food can be defrosted, reheated or
cooked by entering a power setting
and a time.
– Deep frozen ready-made meals can
be defrosted and then reheated 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
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
Technical safety
This appliance complies with all relevant legal safety requirements. Before installation and before using the
appliance for the first time, read the
operating instructions carefully. They
contain important notes on installation, 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 use
The appliance is intended for domestic use only: to cook food, and
in particular to defrost, reheat, cook,
and to grill. Any other usage is not supported by the manufacturer and could
be dangerous.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for damage caused by improper or incorrect use of the appliance.
Never use the microwave to store
or dry items which could ignite
easily. Fire hazard!
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 oven works and understand
the dangers of improper use.
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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 liable for unauthorised
work.
Never open the casing of the appliance.
Tampering with electrical connections
or components and mechanical parts is
highly dangerous and can cause operational faults or electric shock.
If the connection cable is damaged
the new cable must be fitted by a
Miele approved 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. This data must
correspond in order to avoid risk of
damage to the appliance. Consult a
qualified electrician if in doubt.
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 safety regulations. It is most important that this basic safety requirement is present. If in any doubt, the
electrical wiring should be checked by
a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable
for the consequences of an inadequate
earthing system (e.g. electric shock).
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
- it is switched off at the wall socket and
the plug removed.
(Do not pull on the cable, only on the
plug).
- the mains fuse is withdrawn.
- or the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
Do not connect the appliance to
the mains electricity supply by an
extension lead.
Extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (e.g.
danger of overheating).
Ensure that current is not supplied
to the appliance while maintenance
or repair work is being carried out.
This equipment is not designed for
maritime use or for use in mobile
installations such as caravans, aircraft
etc. However it may be suitable for
such usage subject to a risk assessment of the installation being carried
out by a suitably qualified engineer.
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 the 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 reheating foods, e.g. poultry, it is
particularly important that food is fully
cooked through (at temperatures over
70 °C for at least 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 by observing a sufficiently
long standing time, which should be
added to the time needed for cooking,
reheating or defrosting.
Always remember that times for
cooking, reheating and defrosting
are usually considerably shorter than
with traditional methods of food preparation.
Excessively long cooking times can
lead to food or liquid drying out and
burning or could even cause it to catch
fire. There is also a danger of fire if
breadcrumbs, flowers, herbs, etc., are
dried in the microwave oven. Always
ensure that this type of procedure is supervised.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Do not use the microwave to heat
up herb cushions or pads filled
with wheat grains or lavender, such as
those used in aromatherapy. These
pads can ignite when heated even after
they have been removed from the microwave.
Fire hazard!
When heating liquids, the boiling
rod provided should be placed into
the container.
Exercise caution when cooking or
reheating food with a high sugar
content, e.g. Christmas pudding. If
heated for too long, the sugar may
caramelise or ignite.
Do not use full power if you warm
empty dishes. The lack of food or
incorrect loading 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. 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.
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When heating liquids, milk, sauces etc.,
in the oven 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 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.
Warning and Safety instructions
If smoke occurs in the oven interior,
to avoid fuelling any flames 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.
Do not leave the 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 appropriate section.
Never heat undiluted alcohol in the
microwave oven as this can easily
ignite. Fire hazard!
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 after they have been taken out of the
oven.
Do not heat up tins in the microwave oven. Pressure can build up
and they may explode. This could result
in injury or damage.
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
griling with or without the microwave
function.
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, such as those
used for ready grilled chicken or naan
bread from take-aways which are intended for use in 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.
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Warning and Safety instructions
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.
With all functions except microwave solo mode the rack, oven interior, grill element, side runners, door
and housing can get hot! Do not let
small children touch the oven while it is
in operation, there is the danger of being burnt. Supervise its use by the elderly or infirm.
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.
The rack, glass tray and baking
tray become hot when the oven is
in operation. Take care not to burn yourself on them!
Only use the baking tray with the
fan heat function. It must not be
used with the microwave function.
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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 get 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 check the temperature of the
food, first interrupt the cooking process. Then use a thermometer specifically approved for food use to measure
the temperature of the food. Never use
a thermometer containing mercury or
liquid, as these are not suitable for use
with very high temperatures and will
break very easily.
Never use a steam-cleaning appliance to clean this appliance. Pressurised steam could reach the electrical components and cause a short circuit.
In countries where there are areas
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 may be caused by cockroaches
or other vermin will not be covered by
the appliance guarantee.
Warning and Safety instructions
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 your old appliance
Before disposing of your old appliance first make it unusable. Cut off
and render any plug unusable. Cut off
the cable directly behind the appliance
to prevent misuse. This should be done
by a competent person.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compliance with these Warning and
Safety instructions.
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How the microwave oven functions
In the microwave oven, food is cooked,
reheated or defrosted quickly.
As heat is produced directly in the
food,
How does the microwave oven function?
– food can generally be cooked without adding much liquid or cooking
oil.
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.
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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– 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.
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.
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,
– 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.
– and are absorbed by food.
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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
– 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.
Make sure that the aluminium foil is
at least 2 cm from the oven walls at
all times. It must not touch the walls.
– Metal meat skewers or clamps
should only be used if they are very
small in comparison to the size of the
cut of meat.
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
also subject to this risk. Both are unsuitable.
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.
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Earthenware can get very hot, and may
crack.
Glazes and colours
Some glazes and colours contain
metal.
This makes them unsuitable for use in a
microwave oven.
Plastics
Plastic containers must only be used
for microwave mode alone.
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
reheating 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.
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.
The bag should be pierced 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 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 bio-degradable.
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 watts.
^ Enter a time of 30 seconds with the
time selector.
^ Press START.
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 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.
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 in a microwave
oven.
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Accessories
Accessories supplied
A cover
– prevents too much steam escaping,
especially when cooking foods which
need longer to cook, such as potatoes.
– shortens and evens out the cooking
process.
– prevents food from drying out.
– prevents any loss of aroma.
Sealed glass containers, such as
jars of food and babyfood must be
opened before they are placed the
oven.
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 cover supplied may only be
used in solo microwave operation.
The cover can only withstand temperatures of up to 110 °C.
Higher temperatures generated by
grilling/fan heat could cause the
plastic to distort and fuse with the
food.
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).
Normal clingfilm can distort.
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Accessories
Ceramic glass guard
Baking tray
The ceramic splash guard supplied
protects the roof of the oven interior
from soiling. It is important to make sure
this is inserted when the appliance is
being operated.
The baking tray is only suitable for use
with the fan heat oven function. It must
not be used with microwave mode.
When used with fan heat, the baking
tray gives a well baked finish to the
base of the food.
When inserting the baking tray,
make sure that the sloping edge
faces towards the front, as otherwise
the fan heat cannot circulate evenly.
Optional accessories
^ Insert the splash guard above the
grill. Make sure that the rough side
(see illustration) faces towards the
roof.
Grilling rack
Gourmet plate (MGP 24)
The Gourmet plate is a round grilling
plate with an anti-stick coating.
It is available from the Miele Spare
Parts Department or your dealer.
The grilling rack is specially designed
for use in a microwave oven. It can be
used when grilling or using fan grill
(with or without the microwave function).
Glass tray
When grilling directly on the rack the
glass tray should be placed underneath
the rack to catch any fat or juices.
The glass tray is suitable for use with all
cooking functions.
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Preparation for use
Setting time of day
Night time
^ Connect the appliance to the mains
electricity supply.
The time of day display can be
switched off from 23:00 hours until
04:00 hours.
"12:00" flashes in the display for
approx. 4 seconds and the m symbol lights up.
^ Press the Stop/C button and hold
pressed in while you press the m
button.
ON will appear in the display.
The display is now programmed to
switch off at night time.
The appliance can still be operated.
^ To cancel, press Stop/C and hold
pressed in while you press the m
button.
OFF appears in the display.
^ 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
and the m symbol lights up.
^ Use the time selector to alter the time
of day.
Minute minder
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.
^ Press the l button.
0:00 flashes in the display and the l
symbol lights up.
^ Use the time selector to set the minute minder time you require.
^ Press the START button.
Switching off the time of day
display
^ At the end of the minute minder time,
an audible tone sounds. The time of
day reappears and the l symbol
flashes.
^ Press the m button twice.
The display area goes dark.
^ Press the Taste Stop/C button once
and the l symbol disappears.
Pressing the m button twice will bring
the time of day back in the display.
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Preparation for use
Altering a minute minder entry
Safety lock
^ 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.
The safety lock prevents the appliance
being used, by children, for example.
^ Use the time selector to alter the minute minder time and then press the
START button.
To activate the safety lock
^ Press and hold the ä button in until
an audible tone sounds and the key
symbol appears in the display:
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.
The key symbol disappears from the
display after a short time and the time
of day reappears.
To close the door
The key symbol reappears whenever
any button or one of the rotary selectors
is operated.
^ 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.
After an interruption to the mains
power supply, the safety lock will
need to re-activated.
Cancelling the safety lock
Audible tone
^ Press the ä button again and hold it
pressed in until an audible tone
sounds.
An audible tone sounds after the set
times have elapsed.
^ Press any button to cancel the tone
early.
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Operation
Types of operation
Automatic programmes
Microwave-Solo mode
You can choose from the following automatic programmes:
Suitable for defrosting, reheating and
cooking.
Grill n
Ideal for grilling thin cuts of meat, e.g.
steak or sausages.
Fan grill N
This function is suitable for cooking
food which needs to be browned at the
same time, e.g. thicker cuts of meat
and pieces of poultry. The fan and the
browning element work at the same
time.
Fan heat D
is ideal for baking.
Combination mode
(Microwave + Grill)
Ideal for browning dishes and dishes
with toppings. The microwave cooks
the food and the grill browns it.
Combination mode
(Microwave + Fan grill)
This combination is particularly suited
to food which needs to be cooked and
browned.
Combination mode
(Microwave + Fan heat)
This combination is ideal for cooking
one pot dishes e.g. casseroles.
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– three automatic defrosting
programmes (N O M),
– two automatic cooking programmes
(° Q)
– and two combination programmes
(QL).
These programmes are weight dependent. You enter the weight of the food
and then the cooking time is calculated
automatically.
Operation
Microwave-Solo mode
Placing the container in the oven
Microwave power settings
Ideally the dish should be placed in the
middle of the oven.
There are 7 different power settings to
choose from.
The higher the power setting, the more
microwaves reach the food.
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 setting and heat for
long enough to reach the temperature
required. This ensures the heat is distributed evenly.
Times for defrosting, reheating,
cooking
The time 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.
– The amount of food.
Turntable
Do not operate the microwave without
the turntable in place.
The turntable starts turning automatically when the appliance is operated.
The turntable helps the food to cook,
reheat or defrost more evenly.
Check that the dish or food to be
cooked is 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.
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
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
re-started at any time.
^ To interrupt a process, press the
Stop/C button once or open the appliance door.
The time stops counting down.
^ To continue the process, close the
door and press the START button.
The process continues.
^ Turn the power selector to the required setting. The symbol for microwave h lights up in the display, 0:00
flashes.
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.
. . . the time set is too short or too long,
you can
^ Set the required time using the time
selector. 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 process can only be started if the
door is closed.
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^ 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 will sound when the
cooking process is complete. 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. Three set times are
stored in memory:
H:H lights up in the display. If the turntable was engaged it will start turning. 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 cannot be set
as a separate function.
^ 30 s: Press START /c once
^ 1 min: Press START /c twice
^ 2 mins: Press START /c three times
Pressing the START /c button four
times in succession will bring back the
first stored time and so on.
Programming times
To alter the set times:
^ Use the START /c button to select
the relevant set time (press once,
twice or three times) 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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Operation
Programming the end of
cooking time
The duration and end of a process can
be pre-programmed. This applies to
any method of operation your appliance
offers.
^ Proceed as for starting a process.
^ However at the end do not press the
START button. Instead press the m
button.
The time of day will flash in the display (The programme duration is automatically added).
^ Use the rotary selector the time you
wish the process to finish. The h
symbol flashes, the end time, the
symbols for the method of operation
selected and r as a symbol for a
programmed end of cooking time will
light up.
^ Press START.
r and the time of day will light up in
the display.
The appliance will switch on automatically and then off at the selected end of
cooking time.
If the end of cooking time is programmed for microwave operation
make sure that there is food in the
oven.
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The check the end of cooking time
It is possible to check the end of cooking time before a programmed process
has started.
^ Press the m button. The selected
method of operation and the pre-selected end time will appear.
Large cooking dishes
If the dish extends beyond the size of
the turntable it might not turn around in
the oven. If this is the case the turntable
must be switched off.
^ Press ä.
If the door is opened before a starting time has commenced
^ Press the Start button again after
closing the door. The appliance will
then start at the pre-selected time.
To change programmed times
^ Press the Stop/C button and
programme the times in again.
To delete programmed times
^ Press the Stop/C button.
Reheating
Select the following microwave power
settings to reheat food:
Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 900 watts
Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 watts
Food for babies and toddlers. 450 watts
We do not recommend heating or reheating 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 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.
Remove the rubber teat and seal top
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.
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 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 at the end of a reheating process to enable the heat to
spread evenly throughout the food.
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.
Food taken straight from the refrigerator
requires longer to reheat than food
stored at room temperature. The time
required depends largely on the nature
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Cooking
Place the food in a microwave-safe dish
and cover it.
When cooking fresh vegetables, fish,
meat, poultry first select power setting
of 750 watts and then turn it down to
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
750 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.
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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.
Cooking
Cooking fresh vegetables in the microwave
Vegetable
Quantity
Wattage
Approx. Time
Carrots
450 g (1 lb)
sliced
750
6–8 minutes
Add 4 tbsp water.
Stir or shake during cooking.
Corn-on-the-cob
2 cobs
450 g (1 lb)
750
6–9 minutes
Wrap individually in greased
greaseproof paper.
Do not add water.
Turn after 3 minutes.
Mange-tout
450 g (1 lb)
750
7–9 minutes
Add 4 tbsp water.
Stir or shake during cooking.
Parsnips
450 g (1 lb)
halved
750
10–16 minutes
Peas
450 g (1 lb)
750
6–9 minutes
Add 4 tbsp water.
Stir or shake during cooking.
Potatoes (boiled)
(halved)
450 g (1 lb)
750
7–10 minutes
Add 4 tbsp water.
Stir or shake during cooking.
Potatoes (boiled)
450 g (1 lb)
750
9–12 minutes
Add 4 tbsp water.
Stir or shake during cooking.
Sweet Potato
450 g (1 lb)
750
5–9 minutes
Wash and prick skin with a fork.
Place on absorbent paper.
Turn over half way through.
Spinach
450 g (1 lb)
750
5–6 minutes
Do not add water.
Stir or shake during cooking.
450 g (1 lb)
2 cm
( /4 inch) dice
750
9–11 minutes
Stir or shake during cooking.
Swede
Techniques
Place thinner parts towards the
centre.
Add a knob of butter and 15ml
(1tbsp) lemon juice with 150ml
(¼ pint) water.
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* Cover the microwave safe container with cling film and pierce.
** If cooking smaller or larger quantities of foods respectively,
reduce or increase the cooking time accordingly.
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Cooking
Cooking pasta and rice in the microwave
Type
Quantity
Water
Wattage
Time
Dried wholemeal pasta
225 g (8 oz)
900 ml
(1 1/2 pints)
900
8–10 minutes
Dried wholemeal pasta
450 g (1 lb)
1.7 litres
( 3 pints)
750
12–14 minutes
Brown Rice
225 g (8 oz)
650 ml
(1pint
750
30–35 minutes
White Rice
225 g (8 oz)
450 ml
(3/4 pint)
750
10–12 minutes
Cooking times should only be used as a guide.
Times will vary depending on quantity and thickness of the food.
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Defrosting / Defrosting and reheating / 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 defrosting time.
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.
Defrosting and reheating /
cooking
Deep-frozen food can be defrosted and
immediately reheated or cooked.
After defrosting select 750 watts followed by 450 watts.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a covered microwave-safe
dish 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. 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
Allow the food to stand at room temperature for a few minutes after defrosting
to enable the heat to spread evenly
throughout the food.
If defrosting is 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.
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Defrosting /Defrosting and reheating / cooking
Cooking frozen vegetables in the microwave
Vegetable
Quantity
Wattage
Approx. Time
225 g (8 oz)
750
7–9 minutes
Stir or shake during cooking.
Peas
225 g (8 oz)
750
5–6 minutes
Stir or shake during cooking.
Spinach
275 g (10 oz)
750
7–9 minutes
Do not add water.
Stir or shake during cooking.
Beans, broad
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Techniques
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. 1/2-1 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
The grill temperature can be set between 50 and 200°C.
When cooking flat pieces of meat just
below the grill, use the top setting of
200 °C so that it cooks in the shortest
time possible.
The suggested temperature of 200 °C
can be reduced depending on the type
of food being grilled, the browning level
required and the length of time needed
to cook the food.
The temperature can be changed a any
time during cooking.
If placing food on the turntable, leave
the turntable switched on, to give a
more even result.
Some recipes quote grill levels.
Grill setting 2
is approx. 175 °C.
Grill setting 3
is approx. 200°C.
^ Turn the power selector to the point
(12 o'clock position).
If the total grilling time required is less
than 15 minutes, the grill should be
pre-heated for at least 5 minutes before
placing food under the grill.
^ Press n.
The grill symbol n and the recommended temperature of 200 °C will
flash in the display, 0:00 lights up.
Flat pieces of fish and meat should usually be turned half way through grilling
for even results. Larger pieces should
be turned several times.
^ Use the rotary selector to change the
grill temperature if required.
When grilling directly on the rack the
glass tray should be placed underneath
the rack to catch any fat or juices.
^ Place food on the rack and/or glass
tray into the oven on the required runner level, or place the food directly
on the turntable.
Use the 2nd runner from the top for
thicker items such as pork chops and
the top runner for thinner items such as
bacon.
The glass tray and grill rack will be easier to clean if washed in soapy water
immediately after grilling.
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^ A few seconds later 0:00 will flash.
The duration can now be set using
the rotary selector.
Use the n button to alternate between
temperature and duration.
^ Once a temperature and duration
have been selected press START.
The grill symbol n will flash in the
display until the temperature selected
has been reached. An audible tone
will sound when the cooking process
is complete.
The rack and glass tray become hot
during use.
Danger of burning!
Grilling
To change a time
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.
To change the temperature
The temperature can be changed during operation without interrupting the
programme. Press n, and change the
temperature using the rotary selector.
Use the n button to alternate between
temperature and duration.
^ Once a temperature and duration
have been selected press START.
The grill symbol n will flash in the
display until the temperature selected
has been reached.
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking process is complete.
The microwave power level, grill level
and duration can be entered in any order.
Combination mode Microwave + Grill
Switching on the grill after a cooking
process has started
When used in combination with the microwave function (except with automatic programmes) the grill can be
switched on either at the beginning or
during cooking. This is useful when
food needs to be given a crispy top.
Interrupt the process (press Stop/C
once), then press n, select a grill temperature and start the process again
(press START).
Selecting grilling at the beginning
^ Use the power selector to select a
microwave power level.
The microwave symbol h lights up in
the display and 0:00 flashes.
To switch off the grill
The grill can only be switched off during cooking by cancelling the cooking
process.
^ Press n.
The grill symbol n and the recommended temperature of 200 °C flash
in the display and h and 0:00 light
up.
^ Use the rotary selector to change the
grill temperature if required.
^ A few seconds later 0:00 will flash.
The duration can now be set using
the rotary selector.
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Fan grill
The Fan grill function is ideal for grilling
or roasting larger pieces of meat and
poultry. The fan and the grill element
operate at the same time.
The temperature can be set in a range
between 50 and 200 °C.
The recommended temperature of
200 °C can be altered at any time even
when the oven is operating.
When grilling directly on the rack, the
glass tray should be placed underneath
the rack to catch any fat or juices.
^ Place food on the rack and/or glass
tray into the oven on the required runner level, or place the food directly
on the turntable.
Use the 2nd runner from the top for
thicker items such as pork chops and
the top runner for thinner items such as
bacon.
If placing food on the turntable, leave
the turntable switched on, to give a
more even result.
^ Turn the power selector to the point
(12 o'clock position).
^ Press N.
The Fan grill symbol N and the recommended temperature of 200 °C
flash in the display and 0:00 lights
up.
^ Use the rotary selector to change the
temperature if required.
^ A few seconds later 0:00 will flash.
The duration can now be set using
the rotary selector.
Use the N button to alternate between temperature and duration.
^ Once a temperature and duration
have been selected press START.
The Fan grill symbol N will flash in
the display until the temperature selected has been reached.
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking process is complete.
The rack and glass tray become hot
during use.
Danger of burning!
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Fan grill
Combination mode
Microwave + Fan grill
Selecting Fan grill after a cooking
process has started
This combination is very good for roasting and grilling. When used in combination with the microwave function (except with automatic programmes), fan
grill can be switched on either at the
beginning or during cooking.
Interrupt the process (press Stop/C
once), then press N, select a grill
temperature and start the process
again (press START).
Selecting Fan grill at the beginning
^ Use the power selector to select a
microwave power level.
The microwave symbol h lights up in
the display and 0:00 flashes.
Switching off Fan grill
Fan grill can only be switched off during cooking by cancelling the cooking
process.
^ Press N.
The Fan grill symbol N and the recommended temperature of 200 °C
flash in the display and h and 0:00
light up.
^ Use the rotary selector to change the
temperature if required.
^ A few seconds later 0:00 will flash.
The duration can now be set using
the rotary selector.
Use the N button to alternate between temperature and duration.
^ Once a temperature and duration
have been selected press START.
The Fan grill symbol N will flash in
the display until the temperature selected has been reached.
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking process is complete.
The microwave power level, temperature and duration can be entered in any
order.
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Cooking with Grill and Fan Grill
Type
Function
Temperature
Shelf Position
Time
Sausages (thick)
Grill
200°C
4
10–12 minutes
turn half way
Sausages (thick)
Fan Grill
200°C
4
9–10 minutes
turn half way
Bacon
Grill
200°C
5
6–8 minutes
turn half way
Cod Fillet
Grill
185°C
4
10–12 minutes
Cod Fillet
Fan Grill
185°C
4
8–10 minutes
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Fan heat
The Fan heat system is ideal for baking.
The temperature can be set in a range
between 50 and 250 °C.
The recommended temperature of
160 °C can be altered at any time even
when the oven is operating.
Pre-heat the oven for approx. 10 minutes at the required temperature.
Make use of residual heat by leaving
the baking in the oven for five minutes
after the end of the cooking time.
^ Place food on the baking tray and/or
glass tray into the oven at the required runner level, or place the food
directly on the turntable.
If placing food on the turntable, leave
the turntable switched on, to give a
more even result.
The side runners can be taken out to
give more room if a large dish is being
used.
^ Use the rotary selector to change the
temperature if required.
^ A few seconds later 0:00 will flash.
The duration can now be set using
the rotary selector.
Use the D button to alternate between
temperature and duration.
^ Once a temperature and duration
have been selected press START.
The Fan heat symbol D will flash in
the display until the temperature selected has been reached.
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking process is complete.
When inserting the baking tray,
make sure that the sloping edge
faces towards the front, as otherwise
the fan heat cannot circulate evenly.
The baking tray and glass tray become hot.
Danger of burning!
To achieve the best results only bake
on one level at a time.
^ Turn the power selector to the point
(12 o'clock position).
^ Press D.
The Fan heat symbol D and the recommended temperature of 160 °C
flash in the display and 0:00 lights
up.
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Fan heat
Combination mode Microwave + Fan heat
Use the D button to alternate between
temperature and duration.
This combination is ideal for reheating
and cooking one pot dishes e.g. casseroles. When used in combination with
the microwave function (except with
automatic programmes), Fan heat can
be switched on either at the beginning
or during cooking.
^ Once a temperature and duration
have been selected press START.
The Fan heat symbol D will flash in
the display until the temperature selected has been reached.
An audible tone will sound at the end
of the cooking process.
Do not use the baking tray when using combination mode.
The microwave power level, temperature and duration can be entered in any
order.
If using metal baking tins in combination mode, do not place them on
the rack as this could create sparks
between the rack and the tin.
Place metal baking tins on the glass
tray.
Pre-heat the oven for approx. 10 minutes at the required temperature.
Selecting fan heat at the beginning of
a cooking process
^ Use the power selector to select a
microwave power level.
The microwave symbol h lights up in
the display and 0:00 flashes.
^ Then press D.
The D symbol and the recommended temperature of 160 °C flash
in the display and h and 0:00 light
up.
^ Use the rotary selector to change the
temperature if required.
^ A few seconds later 0:00 will flash.
The duration can now be set using
the rotary selector.
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Selecting fan heat after a cooking
process has started
Interrupt the process (press Stop/C
once), then press D, select a temperature and start the process again (press
START).
Switching off fan heat
Fan heat can only be switched off during cooking by cancelling the cooking
process.
Using the combination microwave and fan
Type of Meat
Mins per Ib
Microwave
Wattage
Oven Temp.
Approx. Internal
Temp.
Whole chicken
10 plus 10 mins
150
190°C
–
8-10
150
190°C
–
Drumsticks
10-12
150
190°C
–
Whole duck
12 plus 12
150
200°C
–
10-12
150
200°C
–
12 plus 12 mins
150
180°C
70-75°C
15 plus 15 mins
150
180°C
75-80°C
10-12
150
180°C
10 plus 10 mins
150
180°C
60°C
Medium
12 plus 12 mins
150
180°C
70°C
Well done
15 plus 15 mins
150
180°C
80°C
15-18 plus
15 mins
150
185°C
80-85°C
11-12
150
185°C
220
Quarters
Quarters
Lamb: Medium
Well done
Lamb chops
Beef: Rare
Pork: Well done
Chops
N.B. The above chart is intended as a guide only.
Cakes can be baked on this setting if the baking time is longer than 20 mins.
Select the temperature recommended in the recipe e.g. 160°C and a microwave
setting of between 80 - 150 watts.
To reheat food e.g. pies and pastries select a temperature between 180 - 200°C
and a microwave setting of between 150 - 300 watts.
To bake jacket potatoes set the temperature to 200°C and the microwave to
300 W. A small potato will take about 20 minutes and a large one about 20 minutes. Add 5 minutes to the cooking time if baking 2 potatoes.
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Automatic programmes
The seven automatic programmes 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)
Automatic cooking
There are two programmes suitable for
cooking food weighing from 100 g up to
1 kg.
° Fresh vegetables 1,
e.g.: carrots, white cabbage, Brussels
sprouts
Q Fresh vegetables E,
e.g: potatoes, courgettes, leeks, spinach, broccoli
Combination programmes
With these programmes the grill works
in combination with a microwave power
setting of 150 or 450 watts.
Q Poultry; (100 - 1500 g),
Grill temperature180 °C
L Pork G (500 - 1500 g)
Grill temperature 160 °C
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^ Turn the selector to the automatic
programme you require.
The Start symbol and 100 g flash in
the display (500 g with setting L).
^ Use the rotary selector to enter the
weight.
^ Press the START button.
The appropriate time for the weight will
begin to count down.
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 will sound when the
cooking process is complete. The oven
interior lighting goes out.
Cleaning and care
Disconnect the microwave oven
from the power supply before cleaning (e.g. remove the plug from the
electrical socket).
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.
The ceramic splash guard supplied
protects the roof of the oven interior
from soiling.
To neutralise odours in the microwave
put a cup of water with some lemon
juice in the oven and simmer for a few
minutes.
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 a little.
The oven interior can now be wiped
clean using a little washing up liquid if
necessary.
^ 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.
^ 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.
Air vents
Do not let water or any other object find
its way into or block the air vents.
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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 or cloth.
^ Wipe the surfaces dry using a soft
cloth.
Stainless steel fronts
The appliance front and controls are
susceptible to scratches and abrasion.
Please observe the cleaning instructions for
– stainless steel surfaces,
– stainless steel coloured controls.
E-Cloth
Stainless steel surfaces
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. It
can be washed 300 times.
Stainless steel surfaces can be cleaned
using a proprietary non-abrasive cleaning agent designed specifically for use
on stainless steel, or with the Miele
E-Cloth.
To prevent the risk of scratches and
damage to the surface structure of your
appliance pay particular attention to the
following cleaning instructions.
Glass fronts
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.
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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 help prevent re-soiling, proprietary
conditioning agents for stainless steel
can also be used. Apply sparingly following the direction of the grain. Wipe
dry with a soft cloth.
Cleaning and care
Stainless steel coloured controls
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,
Accessories supplied
Boiling rod
The boiling rod can be washed in a
dishwasher.
Cover
The cover 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.
Side runners
The side runners can be removed for
cleaning the side walls of the oven cavity.
– oven sprays.
^ Pull the bottom of the runners away
from the side walls and then pull up
and out of the bracket at the top.
^ Refit in the reverse order.
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Cleaning and care
Rack, baking tray, side runners
The rack, baking tray and side runners
should be washed by hand using a solution of hot water and washing up liquid and dried after each use.
To remove stubborn soiling
– from stainless steel:
use a proprietary stainless steel
cleaner.
– from enamelled surfaces:
Soak in a solution of hot water and a
little washing up liquid and clean off
using a soft nylon brush or sponge.
Glass tray
The glass tray can be washed by hand
using a solution of hot water and washing up liquid or in a dishwasher.
Do not use abrasive cleaning agents.
Ceramic splash guard
The ceramic splash guard can be
washed by hand using a solution of hot
water and washing up liquid or in a
dishwasher.
It should be cleaned after each use.
An oven spray may be used for particularly stubborn soiling. Soiling may
cause slight discolouration of the
splash guard.
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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. 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 the Service Department.
What to do if . . .
. . . a process will not start
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 display has been
switched off (press the m button
twice).
. . . the turntable does not turn
smoothly
Check whether:
^ The area underneath the roller ring is
soiled.
^ The surfaces between the turntable
and the carrier are clean.
Remove any soiling.
. . . food is not adequately defrosted,
heated or cooked at the end of the
selected time
Check whether:
^ The correct power setting was selected for the time set.
The lower the power setting the longer the time required.
^ 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 so, remove it.
Sparks are being created by the use
of crockery with a metallic finish. See
notes on suitable types of containers.
^ The display has been programmed to
switch off at night.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the time of day in the display is
not accurate
If there has been a power cut lasting
longer than a couple of minutes, the
time automatically switches back to
12.00.
The time of day needs to be re-set.
. . . 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.
^ Set the correct time of day.
^ An object is blocking the ventilation
outlets.
. . . food cools down too quickly
^ Anything is blocking the gap between the base of the appliance and
the worktop surface.
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.
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.
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 suitably qualified technician trained by Miele.
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After sales service
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, please contact
– Your Miele Dealer or
– The Miele Service Department (see
back cover for address).
When contacting the Service Department, please quote the model and serial number of your appliance, both of
which are shown on the data plate at
the rear of the appliance.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded to improve our service.
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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 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, 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 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
all-pole gap of 3 mm in the isolator
switch (including switch, fuses and relays acc. to EN 60335).
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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).
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
(UK only)
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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Electrical connection
Electrical connection
(AUS / NZ)
AUS / NZ
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with national and local safety regulations.
Test marks
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 suitable isolator, which should be easily accessible after the appliance has been
installed.
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a residual current device with a trip current of 30 mA.
The plug rating is 15 A.
Electrical safety,
C-Tick
Mark
Electrically suppressed
according to
AS/NZS 1044
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 "A" or
coloured red.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
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Installation and connection
If the connection cable is damaged
the new cable must be fitted by a
Miele approved service technician.
Do not position the appliance too
close to adjacent furniture.
A ventilation gap of at least 5 cm is
required around 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 or into a unit under a worktop.
Exception: Appliances with a stainless steel front must not be built-under a worktop.
A building in frame must be used.
The measurements given in its fitting
instructions must be observed.
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
M 638 EC
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . 220-230 V, 50 Hz
Rated load . . . . . . . . . . . see data plate
Power settings . . . . . 7 (80/150/300/450/
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600/750/900 Watt)
Fuse rating (GB). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 A
Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 / 90 minutes
Freestanding appliance:
Dimensions (H x W x D) in mm:
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 x 555 x 484
Nett weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 kg
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