Miele M 615 EG Operating instructions

Operating instructions
Microwave oven
M 615 EG
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.
ZiG
M.-Nr. 06 196 540
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Oven interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Grilling rack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Glass tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Gourmet plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Boiling rod. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How the microwave oven functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
How does the microwave oven function? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
What can a microwave oven do?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
In what ways can a microwave oven be used? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Microwave-solo mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Grilling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Combination mode (Microwave + Grill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Suitable containers for microwave ovens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Material and shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Testing dishes for their suitability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
The cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Setting the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Altering the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Switching off the time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Night time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
To open the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Placing the dish in the oven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Turntable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
To close the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Starting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Interrupting or re-starting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Contents
Altering the settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
To cancel a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
At the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Automatic warming function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Quick start (programmable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Safety lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Minute minder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Altering a minute minder entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Operation - Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Gourmet plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Some suggested uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Operation - Automatic programmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Automatic defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Automatic cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Combination programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Reheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Defrosting / Defrosting and reheating or cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Other uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Oven housing, cavity and door interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Appliance front and control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Problem solving guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
After Sales Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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Description of the appliance
Oven interior and accessories
a Oven door
f Grilling rack
b Door locking mechanism
g Glass tray
c Grill/browning element
h Gourmet plate
d Control panel
i Cover
e Turntable
j Boiling rod
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Description of the appliance
Control panel
k Electronic clock display
l Microwave power and
automatic programme selector
m Rotary selector
(to enter time and weight)
n Grill selector buttons
(3 power settings)
o Time of day button m
p Minute minder button l
q Stop/cancel button
r Turntable button ä
s START / Quick-Start button
(programmable) c
t Door release button a
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Description of the appliance
Accessories supplied
Glass tray
Grilling rack
The glass tray is suitable for use with all
cooking functions.
The grilling rack is suitable for use
when grilling with the addition of
microwave power. It must, however,
not be used in Microwave Solo
mode as this would cause damage.
To avoid the risk of using it in
Microwave Solo mode it should not be
left in the oven cavity when not in use
for grilling.
The rack is height adjustable. Use in
the higher position with the legs
extended, for grilling flat cuts of meat.
When grilling directly on the rack, the
glass tray should be placed underneath
the rack to catch any fat or juices.
Gourmet plate
The gourmet plate is a round, non-stick
grilling plate. It can be used to heat
snacks or small meals quickly whilst
maintaining crispness.
Cover
The cover supplied may only be used
in microwave-solo mode.
It prevents the food from drying out and
the oven from becoming dirty, and it
accelerates the heating process.
Boiling rod
When heating liquids, the boiling rod
provided should be placed into the
container. It helps liquids to heat evenly.
^ To collapse the legs, disengage the
supports from their notches, as
shown.
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
Disposal of your old appliance
or machine
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Electrical and electronic appliances /
machines often contain materials
which, if handled or disposed of
incorrectly, could be potentially
hazardous to human health and to the
environment. They are, however,
essential for the correct functioning of
your appliance or machine. Please do
not therefore dispose of your old
machine or appliance with your
household waste.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Rather than just throwing these
materials away, please ensure that they
are recycled.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection / recycling
centre and ensure that it presents no
danger to children while being stored
for disposal.
It should be unplugged or disconnected
from the mains electricity supply by a
competent person. The plug must be
rendered useless and the cable cut off
directly behind it to prevent misuse.
See the "Warning and Safety" section of
this booklet for further details.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
This appliance complies with all
relevant legal safety requirements.
Improper use can present a risk of
both personal injury and material
damage.
To avoid the risk of accidents and
damage to the appliance please
read these operating instructions
carefully before installation and
before using it for the first time. They
contain important notes on
installation, safety, operation and
care of the appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place and pass them on to any
future user.
Correct usage
The appliance is intended for
domestic use only: to cook,
defrost, reheat and to grill food. 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. Moisture evaporates. Fire
hazard.
This appliance is not a toy! To
avoid the risk of injury, do not allow
children to play on or near it or to play
with the 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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If the connection cable is
damaged, the new cable must be
fitted by a Miele approved service
technician.
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.
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.
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. If in
any doubt, consult a qualified
electrician.
Warning and Safety instructions
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).
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 and regularly
tested. Where there is any doubt, the
electrical wiring in the home 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).
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.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
appliance while maintenance or repair
work is being carried out.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
- it is switched off at the wall socket and
the plug removed.
- the mains fuse is withdrawn
- or the screw-out fuse is removed (in
countries where this is applicable).
This equipment may only be used
in mobile installations such as
ships, caravans, aircraft etc. if a risk
assessment of the installation has been
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
more than 10 minutes). If in doubt,
select a longer cooking or reheating
time.
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Warning and Safety instructions
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
in a microwave oven are usually
considerably shorter than with
traditional methods of food preparation.
Excessively long cooking times can
lead to food drying out and burning or
could even cause it to catch fire. 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.
Do not use the microwave function
to heat up cushions or pads filled
with cherry kernels, wheat grains,
lavender or gel, such as those used in
aromatherapy. These pads can ignite
when heated, even after they have
been removed from the microwave.
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.
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Do not use full power to warm
empty dishes. Do not use the
appliance without food, or if it is
incorrectly loaded.
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. Shake or stir
baby milk and food thoroughly after
heating, and try it for temperature to
ensure that it will not scald the baby.
When heating food and drink remember
that the heat is created in the food
itself, and that the container will
normally be cooler. The dish is only
warmed by the heat of the food.
Warning and Safety instructions
When heating liquids, the boiling
rod provided should be placed into
the container.
To avoid fuelling any flames, do not
open the oven door if smoke
occurs in the oven interior.
Interrupt the process (by pressing the
Stop/C button twice). Switch off at the
wall socket, and where applicable
remove the plug. Do not open the door
until the smoke has dispersed.
Never heat undiluted alcohol in the
microwave oven as this can easily
ignite.
Do not heat up tins in the
microwave oven. Pressure can
build up and they may explode,
resulting in injury or damage.
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.
Cover any food which is left in the
oven to be kept hot, as moisture in
the food could lead to corrosion
damage in the oven. This also prevents
the food from drying out.
Try to avoid the interior walls being
splashed with food or liquids
containing salt. If it does happen wipe
these away thoroughly, to avoid
corrosion on the stainless steel surface.
The 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.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Do not use any containers or
cutlery made from or containing
metal, aluminium foil, lead crystal
glassware, temperature-sensitive
plastics, wooden utensils or cutlery,
metal clips or wire ties. Do not use
bowls with milled rims, or cream pots
with the tinfoil lid only partially removed.
Such items could be damaged or
cause a fire hazard.
The rack and gourmet plate
supplied with the appliance are
designed to be compatible with
microwaves and can therefore be used
for grilling with or without the
microwave function.
Do not use the rack and the
gourmet plate at the same time.
This will damage the gourmet plate.
Always place the gourmet plate directly
on the turntable.
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.
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.
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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.
Danger of injury.
Food with a thick skin or peel, such
as tomatoes, sausages, jacket
potatoes and aubergines, should be
pierced or the skin cut in several places
before cooking to allow steam to
escape and prevent the food from
bursting.
Do not reheat food in the oven in
heat-retaining bags intended for
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.
Always ensure that food, the
gourmet plate or a browning dish
has been placed in the microwave, and
that the turntable is in place, before
switching on.
Do not use the appliance for deep
frying food and do not leave it
unattended when cooking with oils and
fats as these can be a fire hazard if
allowed to overheat.
Warning and Safety instructions
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 pressure
can build-up, causing the container to
crack or shatter, with the danger of
injury.
When grilling with or without the
microwave function, the oven
interior, grill element, door and housing
can get hot. Do not let small children
touch the oven while it is in operation,
as 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. Danger of burning.
Wait until the grill element has
cooled down before lowering it for
cleaning. Danger of burning.
Do not use force to lower the
element as this can cause it to
break.
The gourmet plate gets extremely
hot when in use. Always use oven
gloves when handling it to avoid burns.
Place it on a heat-resistant mat.
The rack and glass tray get hot during
grilling (with and without the microwave
function).
Danger of burning.
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 appliance to heat
up the room. Due to the high
temperatures radiated, objects left near
the appliance 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.
When using kitchen appliances
connected to sockets near the
microwave oven, ensure that the cable
cannot get trapped in a hot oven door,
which could melt the cable insulation
and be dangerous.
To check food temperature, first
interrupt the cooking process. Only
use a thermometer specifically
approved for food use to measure the
temperature of the food. Never use a
thermometer containing mercury or
liquid, as these are not suitable for use
with very high temperatures and will
break very easily.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Do not 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.
When using browning dishes:
Always use oven gloves when
handling the browning dish to
avoid burns.
Never place the browning dish
directly onto 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.
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Disposal of your old appliance
Before disposing of your old
appliance, first make it unusable.
Switch it off and disconnect it from the
power supply. 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.
How the microwave oven functions
How does the microwave oven
function?
As heat is produced directly in the
food,
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.
– food can generally be cooked
without adding much liquid or
cooking oil.
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.
– cooking, reheating and defrosting in
a microwave oven is quicker than
using conventional methods.
– nutrients, such as vitamins and
minerals, are generally retained.
– the colour, texture and taste of food
are not impaired.
Microwaves stop being produced as
soon as the cooking process is
interrupted or the appliance door is
opened.
When the appliance is in operation, the
closed, sealed door prevents
microwaves escaping from the
appliance.
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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Performance
What can a microwave oven
do?
In what ways can a microwave
oven be used?
In the microwave oven, food is cooked,
reheated or defrosted quickly.
Microwave-solo mode
You can use your microwave in the
following ways:
– 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.
Suitable for defrosting, reheating and
cooking.
Grilling
Ideal for grilling thin cuts of meat, e.g.
steak or sausages.
Combination mode
(Microwave + Grill)
Ideal for dishes with toppings. The
microwave cooks the food and the grill
browns it.
Automatic programmes
You can choose from the following automatic programmes:
– three automatic defrosting
programmes (N O M),
– two automatic cooking programmes
(° Q)
– and two combination programmes
(Q L).
These programmes are weight
dependent. You enter the weight of the
food and then the cooking time is
calculated automatically.
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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
– are reflected by 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.
The metal reflects the microwaves,
hindering the cooking process.
Exceptions:
– pass through glass, porcelain,
plastic and card,
– Ready-meals in aluminium foil dishes
These can be defrosted and reheated
in the microwave oven, if recommended
by the manufacturer. 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.
– and are absorbed by food.
If sparks and arcing occur when using
an aluminium container, stop and
transfer the food to a microwave-safe
container.
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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
– Pieces of aluminium foil
For even defrosting and to avoid
overcooking unevenly shaped cuts of
meat, poultry or fish, small pieces of
aluminium foil may be used to mask
wingtips or other thin parts for the last
few minutes of the programme.
Make sure that the aluminium foil is
at least 2 cm from the oven walls at
all times. It must not touch the walls.
– Metal meat skewers or clamps
These should only be used if they are
very small in comparison to the size of
the cut of meat.
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
Porcelain is a suitable material.
Do not use porcelain with gold or
silver edging or items with hollow
knobs or handles, as insufficient
ventilation may cause pressure.
Earthenware
Decorated earthenware is only suitable
if the decoration is beneath an all-over
glaze.
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Earthenware can get very hot, and
may crack.
Glazes and colours
Some glazes and colours contain
metal which 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. When
purchasing plasticware, make sure that
it is suitable for use in a microwave
oven.
Melamine is not suitable as it absorbs
energy and heats up.
Disposable containers, such as trays
made from polystyrene, can only be
used for very short timed warming and
reheating of food.
Plastic boiling bags can be used for
cooking and reheating.
They should be pierced beforehand so
that steam can escape. This prevents a
build-up of pressure and reduces the
risk of the bag bursting.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Roasting bags and tubes can also 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, plastic clips
containing metal parts, or paper ties
containing wire.
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 800 watts.
^ Enter a time of 30 seconds with the
time selector.
^ Press START.
At the end of the test, the water in the
glass should be warm and the dish
cool. If the dish is hot and the water
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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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
The 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.
– helps keep the oven interior clean.
Sealed containers, such as jars of
baby food must be opened before
they are placed in 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 microwave-solo operation.
The cover can only withstand
temperatures of up to 110 °C.
Higher temperatures generated by
grilling or 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).
Heat can cause normal clingfilm to
distort and fuse with the food.
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Before using for the first time
Important:
After unpacking, let the appliance
stand for approx. 2 hours at room
temperature after transporting it to
its final location before connecting it
to the mains.
This is important for the correct
electronic functioning of the appliance.
^ Remove all the packaging materials
from the appliance.
^ Check the appliance for any
damage.
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.
^ Clean the inside of the oven and all
the accessories with warm water and
a little washing up liquid applied with
a well wrung-out soft sponge or cloth.
Do not remove the cover to the
microwave outlet inside the oven.
^ Stick the adhesive label supplied, on
to the appliance as shown.
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Time of day display
Setting the time of day
Night time
^ Connect the appliance to the mains
electricity supply.
The time of day display can be set to
switch itself off from 23:00 hrs until
04:00 hrs.
12:00 flashes in the display for
approx. 4 seconds and the m
symbol lights up.
Setting the time of day display to
switch off at night
^ Press and hold in the Stop/C button,
and at the same time press the m
button.
ON appears in the display.
The appliance can still be operated.
To switch the display back on:
^ Press and hold the Stop/C button,
and at the same time press the m
button.
^ 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.
Switching off the time of day
display
^ Press the m button twice.
The display area goes dark.
Pressing the m button twice will bring
the time of day back in the display.
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OFF appears in the display.
Operation
To open the door
To close the door
^ Press the a button to open the door.
^ Push the door firmly shut.
If the microwave oven is being used,
opening the door will interrupt the
cooking programme.
Press the START button again to
resume an interrupted cooking
programme.
Placing the dish in the oven
Ideally the dish should be placed in the
middle of the oven.
The appliance will not start again if
the door has not been closed
properly.
Turntable
Do not operate the microwave without
the turntable in place.
The turntable helps the food to cook,
reheat or defrost more evenly.
The turntable starts turning
automatically when the appliance is
operated.
Do not cook, reheat or defrost food
directly on the turntable. Check that the
dish is not larger in size than the
turntable.
If possible, do not 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).
Stir the food during the cooking time or
turn the dish so that it heats up evenly.
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Operation
Starting a programme
Use the appropriate selector to choose
the microwave power level and the
time. It does not matter which is chosen
first.
^ Use the time selector to enter the
required time.
^ Turn the power selector to the
required level.
There is a choice of 6 power levels.
The higher the power level, 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 best to use a lower
microwave power level.
This ensures the heat is distributed
evenly. Heat for long enough to cook
the food properly.
Any time between 5 seconds and
60 minutes can be selected. Exception:
if you select the highest microwave
setting of 800 watts, the maximum time
you can select is 10 minutes.
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 frequency of stirring or turning
the food.
Frequent stirring or turning heats the
food more evenly, and it is therefore
ready in a shorter time.
– the amount of food.
As a general rule, allow approx. time
and a half for double the quantity.
For a smaller quantity, possibly shorten
the time but ensure food is cooked
thoroughly.
– the shape and material of the
container.
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Operation
^ Press the START button to start the
programme.
The interior lighting comes on.
A programme can only be started if the
door is closed.
Interrupting or re-starting a
programme
To cancel a programme
^ Press the Stop/C button twice.
At the end of a programme
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking programme is complete. The
oven interior lighting goes out.
. . . To interrupt a programme:
^ If you want to stop the audible tone,
press any button.
^ Press the Stop/C button, or open the
appliance door.
Automatic warming function
The time stops counting down.
. . . To continue the programme:
^ Close the door and press START.
The programme continues.
Altering the settings
If you discover after starting a
programme that . .
. . . the microwave power level is too
high or too low, you can
^ select a new level.
. . . the time set is too short or too long,
you can
^ interrupt the programme (press the
Stop/C button once), use the time
selector to set a new time and
continue the programme (press the
START button).
The warming function will switch on
automatically for a maximum of
15 minutes, approx. 2 minutes after the
end of a cooking programme which has
used at least 450 watts, providing that
the door remains closed and no buttons
are pressed.
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 progress cancels the
function.
The warming function cannot be set as
a separate function.
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Operation
Quick start (programmable)
Safety lock
Pressing the START button c is
sufficient to set the appliance operating
on maximum power.
Three set times are stored in the
memory:
The safety lock prevents the appliance
being used by children, for example.
^ 30 secs: Press START c once
^ 1 min: Press START c twice
To activate the safety lock
^ Press and hold the ä button in until
an audible tone sounds and the key
symbol appears in the display:
^ 2 min: 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
time you want to reprogramme (press
once, twice or three times) and hold
the START c button pressed in.
^ While holding the START button
pressed in, alter the time with the
time selector.
The altered programme runs 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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The key symbol will go out after a short
time.
The key symbol reappears whenever
any button or one of the rotary selectors
is operated.
After an interruption to the mains
power supply, the safety lock will
need to re-activated.
To cancel the safety lock
^ Press the ä button again and hold it
pressed in until an audible tone
sounds.
Operation
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.
^ At the end of the minute minder time,
an audible tone sounds. The time of
day reappears and the l symbol
flashes.
^ Press the Stop/C button once and the
l symbol disappears.
Altering a minute minder entry
^ Press the Stop/C button.
The minute minder time is
interrupted. The time left and the l
symbol light up in the display. The
Start symbol h flashes.
^ Use the time selector to alter the
minute minder time and then press
the START button.
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Operation - Grilling
There are three grill settings. It is
possible to change from one grill
setting to another during operation.
Do not operate the appliance if the
grill has been lowered, e.g. for
cleaning.
This would damage it.
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.
Thin, flat cuts of fish and meat should
usually be turned half way through
grilling for even results. Larger,
chunkier pieces should be turned
several times.
Grilling times depend on the type and
thickness of the food and on the user’s
preference for a rare or well-cooked
result.
^ Place food on the rack or in the glass
tray. If placed on the rack, the glass
tray can be placed under the rack to
catch any oils or cooking juices.
To ensure even results it is best to leave
the turntable engaged during grilling.
^ Turn the power selector to the point
(12 o’clock position).
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^ Select the grill setting you want (1, 2
or 3). The grill symbol J and the
figure indicating which grill setting
has been selected light up in the
display. 0:00 flashes in the display.
^ Select a time using the time selector.
^ Press the START button.
An audible tone will sound at the end
of the process.
The rack and glass tray become hot
during use. Danger of burning.
The time entered can be changed
during operation. Interrupt the process
by pressing the Stop/C button and
change the time. To continue press the
START button.
The glass tray and grill rack will be
easier to clean if washed in soapy
water immediately after grilling.
Operation - Grilling
Combination mode Microwave + Grill
The grill can be switched on at the
beginning of a microwave programme
or during cooking (except with automatic programmes). This is useful for
example to brown the top of a dish. It
can also be switched off during
cooking.
^ Press the relevant grill button to
select or deselect the grill setting.
The setting selected can also be
changed during grilling.
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Gourmet plate
Use
The gourmet plate gets extremely
hot when in use. Always use oven
gloves when handling it to avoid
burns. Place it on a heat-resistant
mat.
Searing / browning food
^ When using the gourmet plate, make
sure that the food is ready to transfer
to the gourmet plate as soon as it has
heated up.
^ Place the gourmet plate directly on
the turntable.
Do not place it on the rack as this
could cause sparking and damage
the gourmet plate.
^ Heat the plate up on 800 watts, grill
setting 3, for a maximum of
21/2 minutes.
If using oil, you can either heat up the
oil on the gourmet plate, or you can
heat the oil separately and then add it
to the plate.
Butter, however, should always be
added after heating up the gourmet
plate. It has a lower burning point than
oil and would get too dark or burn if
added too soon.
Always dry meat, poultry, fish and
vegetables thoroughly before placing in
the gourmet plate.
Do not use the gourmet plate to
cook eggs or reheat cooked eggs.
The eggs can burst.
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The gourmet plate has an easy to
clean anti-stick coating so that food
can be removed easily. The coating,
like Teflon, is susceptible to cuts and
scratches. Therefore do not cut food
up directly on the plate.
Use wooden or plastic utensils to
mix or turn food. Metallic or sharp
objects can damage the coating.
Some suggested uses
Pre-heat the gourmet plate directly on
the turntable on 800 watts, grill setting
3, for a maximum of 21/2 minutes.
Fish fingers (frozen)
150 g + 2 tablespoons oil
3 - 4 minutes each side
Hamburgers
2 burgers + 2 tablespoons oil
3 - 4 minutes each side
Croquettes (frozen)
10-12 + 2 tablespoons oil
4-5 minutes, turn half-way through
cooking
Fillet steak, approx. 200 g
Q, 5 minutes each side (according to
taste)
Pizza (frozen), 300 g
L, 7- 9 minutes
Pizza (fresh), without pre-heating
L, 15 minutes approx. (depending on
topping)
Operation - Automatic programmes
The seven automatic programmes are
weight dependent.
After selecting a programme, enter the
weight of the food. The microwave
automatically calculates the time
according to the weight given.
Automatic defrosting
There are three programmes for
defrosting different types of food.
N
Fruit / vegetables
R 1
(100 g – 1 kg)
O
Fish/poultry
_;
(100 g – 2 kg)
M
Meat
Y Z
(100 g – 2 kg)
^ Turn the selector to the automatic
programme you require.
The Start symbol and 100 g flash in
the display (500 g with setting L).
^ Use the rotary selector to enter the
weight.
^ Press the START button.
The appropriate time for the weight will
begin to count down.
Automatic cooking
There are two programmes suitable for
cooking food weighing from 100 g 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)
L
Pork
G
(500 – 1500 g)
An audible tone will sound halfway
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 programme is complete.
The interior lighting of the oven goes
out.
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Reheating
Select the following microwave power
levels to reheat food:
Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800 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 using
450 watts, and tasted to make sure it
is not too hot for a baby’s palate
before serving. When reheating
other food or drink, heat to a high
temperature and allow to cool to a
suitable heat for eating. For formula
milk follow the manufacturer’s
instructions.
Tips on reheating
Always use a lid or cover for reheating
food, except when a drier finish is
needed, e.g. breaded poultry/meat.
Always remove the lids from jars.
Remove the rubber teat and screw
cap before warming baby bottles.
When reheating liquids, place the
boiling rod supplied with the
appliance into the cup or glass.
Never reheat hard boiled eggs in a
microwave oven, even without the
shell. The eggs can burst.
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Food taken straight from the refrigerator
will take longer to reheat than food
stored at room temperature. The time
required depends on the nature of the
food, its initial temperature and the
amount to be cooked.
Always ensure that food is
sufficiently cooked or reheated.
If in any doubt that a sufficiently high
temperature has been reached,
continue reheating for a little longer.
Stir or turn food from time to time during
cooking. Stir the food from the outside
towards the middle, as food heats more
quickly from the outside.
After reheating
Be careful when removing a dish
from the oven. It may be hot.
Although heat is not normally produced
in the container itself by the
microwaves (apart from stoneware),
heat transfer from the food to the
container may be considerable, making
the container itself hot.
Allow food to stand for a few minutes at
room temperature at the end of
reheating 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.
Cooking
Place the food in a microwave-proof
dish and cover it.
When cooking it is a good idea to
select a power level of 800 watts to
start with and then when the food is hot
reduce the power level to 450 watts for
more gentle continued cooking.
For dishes such as rice or semolina
pudding first select a power level of
800 watts and then reduce it to
150 watts to simmer.
Tips on 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.
Food taken straight from the refrigerator
requires longer to reheat than food
stored at room temperature.
Stir or turn food from time to time during
cooking to help it cook more evenly.
Ensure that foods such as meat and
fish are thoroughly cooked for an
appropriate length of time.
Food with a thick skin or peel, such
as tomatoes, sausages, jacket potatoes
and aubergines, should be pierced or
the skin cut in several places before
cooking to allow steam to escape and
prevent the food from bursting.
Eggs can only be cooked in their
shells in the microwave oven in a
specially designed egg-boiling
device available from specialist
shops.
Eggs can burst, even after they have
been taken out of the oven.
Eggs can be cooked without their shells
in the microwave oven only if the yolk
membrane has been punctured several
times first.
The pressure could otherwise cause
the egg yolk to explode.
After cooking
Be careful when removing a dish
from the oven. It may be hot.
Although heat is not normally produced
in the container itself by the
microwaves (apart from stoneware),
heat transfer from the food to the
container may be considerable, making
the container itself hot.
Allow food to stand for a few minutes at
room temperature at the end of cooking
to enable the heat to spread evenly
throughout the food.
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Defrosting / Defrosting and reheating or cooking
Defrosting
Select the following microwave power
settings to defrost food:
– 80 W:
for defrosting very delicate foods,
e.g. cream, butter, cheese and
gateaux made with cream or butter
cream.
– 150 W:
for defrosting other types of food.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a microwave-proof
container. Do not cover. Turn, stir or
separate the food about half-way
through the defrosting time.
To defrost meat, unpack the frozen
meat and place it on an upturned plate
in a glass or china container so that the
meat juice can run off and be collected.
Turn halfway through defrosting.
Poultry
It is particularly important to observe
food hygiene rules when defrosting
poultry. Do not use the liquid from
defrosted poultry. Pour it away and
wash the container it was in, the sink
and your hands. Danger of salmonella
poisoning.
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.
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Defrosting followed by
reheating or cooking
Deep-frozen food can be defrosted and
immediately reheated or cooked.
After defrosting, select 800 watts
followed by 450 watts.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a covered
microwave-proof 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. Carefully separate and turn
slices of meat half-way through the
programme. Turn pieces of meat and
fish at the half-way stage.
Deep-frozen pre-cooked meals in
cardboard trays which, according to
manufacturer’s instructions are suitable
for use in a conventional oven, are
microwave-safe.
After defrosting followed by
reheating or cooking
Allow the food to stand at room
temperature for a few minutes to enable
the heat to spread evenly throughout
the food.
Other uses
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
dissolve using 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, as the tomatoes
may be very hot.
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Cleaning and care
Disconnect the microwave oven
from the power supply before
cleaning (e.g. switch off at the
socket and remove the plug).
^ A microfibre E-Cloth is available from
the Miele UK Spare Parts Department
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.
Oven housing, cavity and door
interior
The oven can get hot during use. To
avoid the danger of being burnt,
wait until it has cooled down before
cleaning. It should be cleaned after
each use. If left too long cleaning
becomes unnecessarily difficult, and
in extreme cases impossible.
The housing, cavity and door 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.
For more heavy soiling, heat a
heat-proof glass of water for 2 to 3
minutes until the water begins to boil.
The steam will collect on the walls and
soften the soiling.
The oven interior can now be wiped
clean using a little washing up liquid if
necessary.
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Do not remove the cover to the
microwave outlet inside the oven.
Neither water nor any small particles
should be allowed to penetrate the
vents in the housing.
Wring out cloths before using them
to wipe out the oven to avoid
moisture getting into the openings.
Do not use abrasive cleaners on the
oven, as these scratch the surface.
Stainless steel surfaces can be cleaned
with a proprietary non-abrasive cleaner
for stainless steel, following the
instructions given by the manufacturer
on the packaging.
To neutralise odours in the microwave
oven, put a cup of water with some
lemon juice in the oven and simmer for
a few minutes.
Cleaning and care
The door and door seal should be kept
clean at all times and checked at
regular intervals for any signs 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.
To clean the inside of the oven:
Wait until the grill element has
cooled down before lowering it to
avoid the danger of being burnt.
^ Remove the turntable, and wash in
the dishwasher or by hand and rinse
in water.
^ Always keep the roller ring
underneath it clean as well as the
oven floor to enable the turntable to
turn 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.
^ Lower the grill element gently.
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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.
To prevent the risk of scratches and
damage to the surface structure of your
appliance, please pay particular
attention to the following cleaning
instructions.
Controls
The controls are susceptible to
scratches and abrasions and may
suffer discolouration or damage if
soiling is left on them for too long.
Remove any soiling straight away.
Avoid:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
acids or chlorides,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– abrasive sponges, e.g. pot scourers
or sponges which have been
previously used with abrasive
cleaning agents,
– stainless steel cleaners,
– oven sprays.
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Glass fronted appliances
The surfaces and controls are
susceptible to scratches and abrasion.
Avoid:
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– abrasive sponges, e.g. pot scourers
or sponges which have been
previously used with abrasive
cleaning agents,
– oven sprays.
Stainless steel fronted appliances
The surfaces and controls are
susceptible to scratches and abrasion.
Stainless steel surfaces can be cleaned
with a proprietary non-abrasive
cleaning agent designed specifically
for use on stainless steel. N.B. Do not
use it on the controls.
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
Accessories supplied
Boiling rod
The boiling rod can be washed in a
dishwasher.
Cover
Wash and dry the cover after each use.
The cover can be washed in a
dishwasher. However, discolouration
caused by natural dyes, e.g. from
carrots, tomatoes or ketchup, may
occur.
This discolouration is irreversible but
does not affect the stability of the cover.
Rack
Wash and dry the rack after each use.
It is dishwasher-proof, or can be
washed by hand in hot water with a little
washing up liquid.
Remove stubborn soils with a stainless
steel cleaner.
Gourmet plate
Clean the gourmet plate with hot water
and a cloth with a little washing up
liquid to remove any grease.
Do not use wire wool or abrasive
sponges, abrasive or aggressive
cleaning agents.
The gourmet plate is not suitable for
cleaning in a dishwasher.
If the gourmet plate has been used to
prepare foods with a strong aroma, you
can neutralise any odours by adding
some water and lemon juice to the
gourmet plate and heating it in the
microwave at maximum power for a few
minutes. Rinse the gourmet plate
afterwards with clean water.
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.
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Problem solving guide
. . . the display does not light up
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 programme will not start
Check whether,
^ the appliance door is closed
properly.
^ the appliance is plugged into the
mains supply and switched on at the
socket.
^ the mains fuse has blown (call a
qualified electrician or the Service
Department if it has. See After Sales
Service).
. . . a noise can be heard after a
cooking programme
This is not a fault.
The cooling fan will continue to run for a
while after the oven has been switched
off to dispel any moisture from the oven
and prevent it settling on the control
panel or surrounding furniture.
It will switch off automatically.
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Check whether,
^ the time of day display has been
switched off (press the m button
twice).
^ the time of day display has been
programmed to switch off at night.
. . . the turntable does not turn
smoothly
^ Check whether the area underneath
the roller ring is clean.
^ Check whether 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
level was selected for the time set.
The lower the power level, the longer
the time required.
^ Check whether the programme has
been interrupted and not restarted.
Problem solving guide
. . . 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 time of day in the display is
not accurate
If there has been a power cut the time
automatically switches back to 12.00.
The time of day needs to be re-set.
^ Set the correct time of day.
. . . food cools down too quickly
In the microwave oven, food begins to
cook from the outside first, the inside of
the food relying on the slower
conduction of heat.
If food is cooked at a high power level,
it is possible that the heat may not have
reached the centre of the food, so it is
hot on the outside but cold in the
centre. During standing time heat is
transferred to the centre of the food.
This may leave the food warm in the
middle but cool on the outside. When
reheating food with different densities,
such as plated meals, it is therefore
sensible to start with a low power level
and lengthen the time required.
. . . the microwave switches itself off
during a cooking, reheating or
defrosting programme
There may be insufficient air circulation.
Check whether,
^ the air inlet is blocked.
^ an object is blocking the ventilation
outlets.
^ anything is blocking the gap between
the base of the appliance and the
worktop surface.
Remove any objects if necessary. The
appliance switches off automatically in
cases of overheating. Cooking can be
continued 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, or if the
appliance is under guarantee, please
contact:
– your Miele dealer or
– the Miele Service Department
(see back cover for contact details).
When contacting your Dealer or the
Service Department, please quote the
model and serial number of your
appliance. This information is given on
the data plate which is located
externally on the rear wall of the
appliance, as well as on a label which
is visible when the door is open.
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 mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an a.c. single phase
220-240 V 50 Hz supply.
The voltage and connected load 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. The
fuse rating is quoted on the plug.
Connection should be made via a fused
connection unit or a fused plug and a
suitable switched socket, or via a
suitable isolator, which complies with
national and local safety regulations,
and the on/off switch should be easily
accessible after the appliance has
been installed. If it is installed via an
isolator switch, connection must be
carried out by an electrician.
For extra safety it is advisable to install
a residual current device with a trip
current of 30 mA.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words on the base of the
plug, (as applicable to the design of
plug fitted).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers can be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
If the connection cable is damaged
it must be replaced by a Miele
approved Service Technician only.
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).
If the switch is not accessible after
installation (depending on country) an
additional means of disconnection must
be provided for all poles.
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Installation
The microwave oven can be:
Do not postion the appliance too
close to adjacent furniture.
A ventilation gap of at least 5 cm is
required all round the appliance,
and a ventilation gap of at least 14
cm above the appliance.
When installing the appliance ensure
there is sufficient ventilation to and
from the appliance both underneath
and to the rear.
Do not block the ventilation gaps
with any objects or block the gap
between the base of the appliance
and the worktop surface.
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– placed on a worktop.
– installed under a wall unit using a
building-under frame, available from
your Miele Dealer or the Meile Spare
Parts Department. It is supplied with
its own installation instructions.
Technical data
M 615 EG
Voltage
220-240 V, 50 Hz
Rated load
see data plate
Power levels
6
(80/150/300/450/600/800 watts)
Fuse rating (UK)
13 A
Timer
60 minutes
Freestanding appliance:
External dimensions
H x W x D in mm:
296 x 440 x 330
Net weight
16 kg
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M 615 EG
M.-Nr. 06 196 540 / 02
en / GB