Operating and Installation Instructions
Steam Oven
DG 6500
DG 6600
To prevent accidents and appliance damage
read these instructions before installation or use.
en - US
M.-Nr. 09 800 830
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Guide to the Steam Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Included accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Drip tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Water container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Cooking time (duration) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Preheating phase. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Cooking phase. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Steam reduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Keeping warm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Interior lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Initial settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cleaning for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Set the water hardness level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Set the correct boiling point of water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Modes / Programs / Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Quick guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Select a mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Set the temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Set a cooking time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
At the end of the cooking time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
After use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
During operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Interrupting a program or cooking process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Changing settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Saving a cooking program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Insufficient water. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Favorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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Additional functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Start time / Finish time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
System lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Sensor lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Important and useful information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
The advantages of cooking with steam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Suitable cooking utensils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Cooking pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Your own pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Drip tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Shelf levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Cooking time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Cooking with liquid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Your own recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Steam Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Sausage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Shellfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Mussels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Pasta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Dumplings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Grains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Legumes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Eggs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Fruit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Menu Cooking - Manual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Special Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Reheat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Defrost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Canning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Juicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Menu Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
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Making Yogurt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Proofing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Dissolving Gelatin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Melting Chocolate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Skinning Fruits and Vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Preserving Apples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Blanching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Sweating Onions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Rendering Fat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Sanitizing Cookware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Heating Damp Towels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Decrystallizing Honey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
MasterChef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Appliance front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Oven interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Automatic door opener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Side runners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Descaling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Oven door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Frequently asked questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Optional accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Cooking pans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Cleaning and conditioning products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Appliance and installation dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Installation in a tall cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Installation under a countertop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Installation in combination with an oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Detailed dimensions of the steam oven front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Caring for our environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Correct usage
WARNING- When using your
appliance follow basic precautions,
including the following:
~ This steam oven is intended for use
Read all instructions before
installation or use of the steam oven
to prevent injury and appliance
damage.
~ This steam oven is not intended for
Use the steam oven only for its
intended purpose. This appliance is
intended for residential cooking
only.
This appliance conforms to all
uniform safety codes and
regulations.
in households and similar residential
environments.
outdoor use.
~ Only use this steam oven for
residential cooking and the purposes
described in this manual.
Other uses are not permitted.
~ Persons who lack physical, sensory
or mental abilities, or experience with
the appliance should not use it without
supervision or instruction by a
responsible person.
Keep these operating instructions in
a safe place and pass them on to
any future user.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Safety with children
~ Activate the Child Safety Lock so
that children cannot turn the steam
oven on inadvertently.
~ Children must not clean the steam
oven unless they are under supervision.
~ Always supervise any children in the
vicinity of the steam oven. Do not allow
children to play with the appliance.
~ Risk of suffocation!
Children could wrap themselves in
packaging materials (e.g. foil) or pull it
over their heads during play and
suffocate.
Keep packaging materials out of the
reach of children.
~ Danger of burning.
Children's skin is more sensitive to high
temperatures than that of adults. Do not
allow children to open the oven door
when in use. Keep children away from
the oven until it has cooled down
enough that there is no longer any
danger of burning.
~ Risk of injury! The oven door can
support a maximum weight of 17 lb
(8 kg). Children could hurt themselves
on the open door.
~ Children should not be left alone or
unattended in the area where the
applinace is in use. They should never
be allowed sit or stand on any part of
the oven
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Technical safety
~ Installation, repair and maintenance
work should be performed by a Miele
authorized service technician. Work by
unqualified persons could be
dangerous and may void the warranty.
~ Before installing the steam oven,
check for externally visible damage. Do
not operate a damaged appliance. A
damaged appliance is dangerous to
your safety.
~ Be certain your appliance is
properly installed and grounded by a
qualified technician. To guarantee the
electrical safety of this appliance,
continuity must exist between the
appliance and an effective grounding
system. It is imperative that this basic
safety requirement be met. If there is
any doubt, have the electrical system of
the house checked by a qualified
electrician.
~ Before installation make sure that
the voltage and frequency listed on the
data plate correspond to the household
electrical supply.
This data must match in order to avoid
damage to the appliance. If in doubt,
consult a qualified electrician.
~ Hardwiring the appliance should be
performed by a certified electrician in
compliance with all local and national
codes, and requirements.
~ Power bars and extension cords do
not guarantee the required safety of this
appliance (risk of fire). Do not use them
to connect the steam oven to the
electrical power supply.
~ To ensure safe operation, use the
steam oven only after it has been
properly installed.
~ This appliance is not to be used in
mobile locations such as ships.
~ Never open the outer casing of the
appliance. Tampering with electrical
connections or components and
mechanical parts is dangerous and
could cause machine damage.
~ Defective components should be
replaced by Miele original spare parts
only. Only with these parts can the
manufacturer guarantee the safety of
the appliance.
~ Do not repair or replace any part of
the appliance unless specifically
recommended in the manual. All other
servicing should be reffered to a
qualified technician
~ Do not operate any appliance with a
damaged cord or plug, or if the
appliance has been damaged in any
manner. Contact Miele’s Technical Service Department.
~ If the power cord is damaged, it
must be replaced with a special cord
(Type H 05 VV-F, PVC insulated),
obtainable from the Miele Customer
Service.
~ Before installation or service,
disconnect the appliance from the
power supply by either removing the
fuse, "tripping" the circuit breaker or
unplugging the unit. Pull the plug not
the cord.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
User safety
~ The steam oven should be installed
at a safe height for users to safely
access all cooking levels and pans.
Otherwise spills could cause burns or
scalding and children may be put at
risk by the hot appliance door.
~ Protect your hands with oven mitts
or potholders when using the
appliance. Use only dry, heat resistant
potholders. Moist or damp potholders
used on hot surfaces can result in
steam burns.
~ When handling cooking pans take
care not to let the contents spill. Danger
of burns.
~ Danger of burning!
At the end of a cooking process there
will be some residual hot water in the
steam generator. This will be pumped
back into the water container. Take
care not to spill the contents when
taking the water container out of the
appliance.
~ Do not heat unopened food
containers. Pressure can build up
causing an explosion that will damage
the cooking compartment. There is also
a danger of personal injury and
scalding.
~ Use care when opening the door let hot air or steam escape before
removing or replacing food.
~ You could injure yourself on the
open oven door or trip over it.
Do not leave the door open
unnecessarily.
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~ Plastic dishes that are not heat- and
steam resistant melt at high
temperatures and can damage the
oven. Use temperature- (up to 212°
F/100° C) and steam-resistant plastic
dishes. Follow the manufacturer's
instructions.
~ Food that is left in the oven to be
kept hot can dry out, and the moisture
that is released can lead to corrosion
damage in the appliance. Do not leave
cooked foods in the oven, and do not
use items that may rust in the steam
oven.The door can support a maximum
weight of 17 lbs (8 kg). Do not stand or
sit on an open door, and do not place
heavy objects on it. Also make sure that
nothing gets jammed between the door
and the oven. This could damage the
appliance.
~ Flammable materials should not be
stored in an oven or near surface units.
~ Wear proper apparel - Loose-fitting
or hanging grments should never be
worn while using the appliance.
~ Never use the oven for warming or
heating the room.
~ Keep the oven vent ducts open.
~ Always place oven racks and
containers in desired location while the
oven is cool. If they must be removed
while the oven is hot, do not let the
potholders contact hot heating
elements in the oven.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Cleaning and care
~ Never use a steam cleaner to clean
the steam oven. The steam can reach
the electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
~ Scratches on the door glass can
result in the glass breaking.
Do not use abrasive cleaners, hard
sponges or brushes or sharp metal
scrapers for cleaning the door glass.
~ The side runners can be removed
for cleaning purposes (see "Cleaning
and care"). Ensure that they are
replaced correctly, and do not use the
oven without them.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
AND REVIEW THEM
PERIODICALLY
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Guide to the Steam Oven
Front view
a Control panel
b Ventilation outlet
c Automatic door opener for steam reduction
d Door seal
e Suction tube
f Compartment for water container
g Water container
h Drip channel
i Floor heater
j Temperature sensor
k Side runners
l Steam inlets
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Guide to the Steam Oven
Included accessories
All standard and additional accessories can be reordered if
necessary (see "Optional accessories").
Drip tray DGG 21
To catch excess liquid
12 3/4" x 17" x 1 ½" (W x D x H) /
325 x 430 x 40 mm (W x D x H)
DGGL 8
1 perforated cooking pan
12 3/4" x 10 ½" x 1 ½" (W x D x H) /
325 x 265 x 40 mm (W x D x H)
DGGL 1
2 perforated cooking pans
12 3/4" x 7" x 1 ½" (W x D x H) /
325 x 175 x 40 mm (W x D x H)
Wire Oven Rack
For use with your own stainless steel cooking pans
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Guide to the Steam Oven
Control panel
Sensor buttons
Lightly touch the sensor buttons to operate the appliance. An audible tone will
sound each time a button is touched. Use the Settings menu to change the
volume of the tone or to switch the tone off (see "Settings").
Function
K
C
12
For turning the appliance on and off
For scrolling through the menu
For selecting menu options or values in the adjacent display
(The buttons are illuminated when a selection can be made.)
Back
To move back to the previous screen
Light
Oven lighting
Timer
For turning the timer on and off
For setting the timer
0, 1, ..
Numeric keypad
For entering the time of day
(The buttons are illuminated when an entry is possible or required)
Guide to the Steam Oven
Display
In addition to the text, the following symbols appear in the display:
Symbol
-
Meaning
Appears with a menu item or a prompt, e. g. "Continue", and is
associated with a button.
Select the desired option by touching the adjacent button.
A maximum of 4 options can be shown in the display.
This scroll bar indicates that more options are available.
----
A dotted line will appear under the last option. Then the beginning of
the list will appear again.
+/-
For entering the date.
(These only appear when an entry is possible or necessary).
L
The currently selected setting is indicated by this checkmark.
K
Operating information and tips are displayed. This information can be
cleared by selecting OK or by following the instructions in the
display.
R
Start time
O
Process finished
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Guide to the Steam Oven
Drip tray
When you are using perforated pans, place the drip tray on
the lowest side runners to collect any dripping liquid and
allow it to be removed easily. You can also use the drip tray
as a cooking pan if necessary.
Water container
The maximum amount of water is approx. ½ gallon (2 liters),
the minimum is approx. ½ pint ( 0.5 liters). These levels are
indicated on the container. Never exceed the maximum level.
The amount of water required for cooking depends on the
type of food. Opening the door during cooking will increase
the amount used.
Depending on the food being cooked, you may need to refill
the water container after 90 minutes. The appliance will
advise you when to refill the container.
At the end of the cooking process, residual water in the
steam generator is pumped back into the water container.
The water container should be emptied after each use.
Noises
You can hear a noise (humming) when the appliance is
turned on, when it is operating, and after it has been turned
off.
This noise does not indicate a malfunction or a defect. This
noise occurs when the appliance pumps water.
Temperature
Some programs have recommended temperatures. This
temperature can be changed for one-time use or every time
that process is used (see "Settings").
Cooking time (duration)
You can set a cooking time between 1 minute (00:01) and
10 hours (10:00).
If the cooking time exceeds 59 minutes you will need to enter
hours and minutes.
Example: Cooking time 80 minutes = 1:20.
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Guide to the Steam Oven
Preheating phase
While the oven is heating up to the set temperature, the
display will show the rising temperature inside the oven
together with "Preheating" (Exceptions: MasterChef programs
and Menu Cooking).
The preheating time depends on the quantity and the
temperature of the food. It will be longer if you are preparing
refrigerated or frozen food.
Cooking phase
The cooking phase begins when the set temperature is
reached. During the cooking phase, the remaining time is
displayed.
Steam reduction
Just before the end of the cooking time, the door opens
slightly to release some of the steam from the oven. The door
will then close again automatically.
You can turn the steam reduction function off (see "Settings").
If turned off, the "Keeping warm" function will also be
deactivated.
If "Steam reduction" is turned off, a lot of steam will come out
of the oven when the door is opened.
Keeping warm
If you wish to use this function you must change the default
setting (see "Settings").
If the steam oven is not turned off at the end of a cooking
program, the food will be kept warm for a maximum of
15 minutes.
Please note that delicate food, especially fish, can continue
cooking while being kept warm.
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Guide to the Steam Oven
Interior lighting
The oven light has been factory-set to go out when cooking
starts. If you want it to stay on all the time you can change the
default setting (see "Settings").
If the door is left open at the end of cooking, the oven light
will turn off automatically after 5 minutes.
Please refer to "Steam Cooking" and "Special Modes" for
more information and tips on how to use your steam oven.
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Initial settings
The steam oven will turn on automatically when it is
connected to the power supply.
A welcome screen will appear in the display and you will then
be asked to select some basic settings which are needed to
set the appliance up for first use.
Set language and country
^ Touch one of the buttons next to the bar until the language
you want appears in the display.
^ Touch the button to the left of the desired language.
A checkmark L will appear beside the selected language.
If you have chosen the wrong language by mistake you can
follow the flag symbol J to return to the Language menu.
^ Touch the button next to "OK" to confirm your selection.
^ Touch the button to the left of the desired country, and
confirm with "OK".
Set the time of day
^ Enter the time of day using the numeric keypad, and
confirm with "OK".
Set the date
^ Enter the year, month and day using the buttons next to +
and -, and confirm with "OK".
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Initial settings
Select the time display format
You can choose from the following options:
– On: The time of day is always displayed even when the
oven is turned off.
– Off: The time of day is not displayed when the oven is
turned off.
– Night Dimming: The time is only displayed between 5 a.m.
and 11 p.m.
^ Touch the button next to the desired time format.
^ Touch the button next to "OK" to confirm your selection.
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Before using for the first time
A functional test is carried out on the appliance at the
factory, this may cause some water may drip from the lines
into the oven cavity during transport.
Cleaning for the first time
^ Remove any protective wrappings.
Water container
^ Take the water and condensate containers out of the
appliance wash in the dishwasher or by hand.
Accessories / Oven interior
^ Take all accessories out of the oven and clean them by
hand or in the dishwasher.
The steam oven has been treated with a conditioning agent at
the factory.
^ To remove this conditioner, clean the oven interior with a
soft sponge, liquid dish soap and warm water.
Set the water hardness level
The steam oven is factory-set to the water hardness setting
"Hard". It must be adjusted to the local water hardness to
ensure trouble-free operation and timely descaling. The
harder the water, the more often the oven requires descaling.
^ Check the hardness of your local water supply and adjust
the water hardness as necessary (see "Settings").
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Before using for the first time
Set the correct boiling point of water
Before cooking food for the first time, you must set the boiling
point of the water, as this varies according to the altitude
where the appliance is located. This procedure also flushes
the waterlines.
This procedure must be carried out to ensure trouble-free
functioning of your appliance.
^ Run the Steam Cooking (212° F/100° C) program for
15 minutes. Proceed as described in "Quick guide".
If you move the appliance to a new location, it will need to be
re-set for the new altitude if this differs from the old one by
more than 984 ft. (300 m). To do this, run the descale
program (see "Cleaning and care - Descale").
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Modes / Programs / Menus
Main menu
Recommended
temperature
Temperature
range
212° F /
100° C
105 - 212° F /
40 - 100° C
-
-
-
-
Defrost
For gentle thawing of frozen foods
140° F /
60° C
120 -140° F /
50 - 60° C
Reheat
To gently reheat already cooked foods
212° F /
100° C
175 - 212° F /
80 - 100° C
-
-
195° F /
90° C
175 - 212° F /
80 - 100° C
Sanitize Cookware
-
-
Proof
-
-
Favorites
Create and save your favorite dishes
-
-
Settings J
Changing the factory settings
-
-
Descaling
-
-
Steam Cooking
Retains the flavor and nutrients of the food
without added fats or oils.
MasterChef
The list of available MasterChef programs is
displayed.
Special Modes
Menu Cooking
Simultaneous cooking of various foods
Blanch
Canning
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Quick guide
Preparation
^ Fill the water container to at least the "min" mark.
Only use tap water. Never use distilled or mineral water
or other liquids.
^ Push the water container as far as possible into the
appliance.
^ Place the food in the oven.
Select a mode
^ Turn the oven on s.
^ If the desired mode is not displayed, touch one of the
illuminated buttons to the right of the display until the mode
appears.
^ Select the mode by touching the button to the left of it.
Set the temperature
^ Confirm the recommended temperature with "OK".
or
^ Set the desired temperature using the numeric keypad,
and then select "OK" to confirm.
Set a cooking time
^ Use the numeric keypad to enter the cooking time.
^ Confirm with "OK".
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Quick guide
At the end of the cooking time
At the end of the cooking time an audible tone sounds.
"Steam Reduction" and "Program Finished" appear in the
display. The door will open slightly during steam reduction.
Wait until "Steam reduction" goes out in the display before
opening the door and removing the food.
^ Turn the oven off.
The fan will continue to run for a while after the oven is turned
off.
Danger of burning!
You could burn yourself on the oven interior, spilled food
and the accessories.
Use pot holders when removing hot food from the oven.
After use
^ Remove the drip tray and empty it.
^ Remove and empty the water container.
^ After each use, clean and dry the whole oven as described
in "Cleaning and care".
Leave the oven door open until the oven interior is
completely dry.
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Operation
During operation
Interrupting a program or cooking process
Operation is interrupted as soon as the door is opened. The
heating element is turned off and the remaining cooking time
is stored in memory.
Steam will escape when you open the door. Step back
from the appliance and wait until the steam has
dissipated.
Danger of burns!
You could burn yourself on the oven interior, spilled food,
accessories and hot steam.
Wear pot holders when placing food in the oven or
removing it and when handling hot food and shelves etc.
inside the hot oven.
Operation will resume when the door is closed.
When the door is closed, the pressure equalizes, which can
cause a whistling sound.
The oven will heat up again and the display will show the
temperature of the oven interior as it rises. Once the set
temperature is reached, the display changes to show the
remaining cooking time as it counts down.
Changing settings
You can change the settings at any time during operation.
^ Select "Change".
^ Select the setting you want to change, e.g. "Temperature",
and then make the change.
^ Confirm with "OK".
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Operation
Saving a cooking program
You can save a cooking program as one of the "Favorites".
"Save" appears in the display at the end of a cooking
program.
^ Select "Save".
A summary of the program is displayed.
^ Select "Accept".
You can save the program using a name of your choice. The
name can have up to 10 characters. Confirm each with "OK".
^ Select the desired name.
After entering the name, select "Save" and confirm with "OK".
Information about the program is displayed.
^ Confirm with "OK".
Insufficient water
If the steam oven runs out of water during operation, an
audible tone will sound and the display will prompt you to fill
the water container with fresh tap water.
^ Remove the water container and fill it with fresh tap water.
^ Push the water container back into the appliance.
^ Close the door.
Operation will continue.
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Operation
Favorites
You can save up to 20 cooking programs under their own
individual names in the "Favorites" menu.
If you have not saved a program of your own yet, the display
will show:
Create program
You can now create you own Favorite program.
Already created and saved Favorites are displayed. You can
choose from the following options:
Edit programs
Create programs
Use this option to create a new Favorite.
Change program
Use this option to display and change an existing Favorite.
Delete program
Use this option to delete existing Favorites.
Creating a Favorite
^ Select "Favorites" from the main menu.
^ Select "Create program" or "Edit program".
^ Enter the settings in the usual way and then press "OK" to
confirm.
If you want to add a cooking step, select "Add cooking stage"
and proceed as described above.
^ Select "Complete program".
A summary of the program is displayed.
^ Confirm with "OK".
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Operation
You can save the program using a name of your choice. The
name can have up to 10 characters. Confirm each with "OK".
^ Select "Save".
^ Select the name you want.
After entering the name, select "Save".
Information about the program is displayed.
^ Confirm with "OK".
Changing a Favorite
^ Select "Favorites".
^ Select "Edit programs".
^ Select "Change program".
^ Select the desired program.
Now you can change the cooking steps or the program
name. Enter the settings in the usual way.
Deleting a Favorite
^ Select "Favorites".
^ Select "Edit programs".
^ Select "Delete program".
^ Select the desired program.
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Additional functions
Start time / Finish time
You can delay the start time. Delay start cannot be used for
running the descaling program.
Use "Start at" to enter the time of day at which you want the
program to start. Use "Ready at" to enter the time of day at
which you want the program to end.
The difference between the start time and ready time is the
entered cooking time plus the preheating time calculated by
the steam oven.
If the temperature in the oven is too high, e.g. just after a
cooking program, you will not be able to use this function.
"Start at" / "Ready at" will not appear in the display if this is
the case.
Open the oven door until the appliance has cooled down.
Cooking results can be impaired if there is a long delay
between the food being placed in the oven and the start of
cooking.
Setting the times
^ Select the program, temperature and cooking time as
usual.
^ Select "Change".
^ Then select "Start at" or "Ready at" and enter the time you
want the cooking program to begin or end.
^ Confirm with "OK".
Deleting a set time
^ Select "Change".
^ Select "Start at" or "Ready at".
^ Select "Reset".
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Additional functions
Timer
The timer can be used to time separate kitchen activities.
You can also use the timer while a program is running.
You can set a time between 1 second and 9 hours 59
minutes, 59 seconds.
A time of up to 10 minutes will be shown in min:sec in the
display, and a time of more than 10 minutes in h:min.
The time must be entered in minutes and seconds or hours,
minutes and seconds.
Example: 8 minutes = 0:08:00.
At the end of the time you will hear an audible tone. Turn the
timer off by touching "Timer". If you do not turn the timer off,
the time will continue counting upwards in seconds and the
"Timer" symbol will flash in the display. This will tell you how
much time has passed since the set time elapsed.
Setting the timer
If the time of day display has been turned off (see "Settings
- Time of day"), you must turn the appliance on K to set the
timer.
^ Touch "Timer".
^ Use the numeric keypad to enter the desired time.
^ Confirm with "OK".
Changing the timer setting
^ Touch "Timer", enter the new time, and confirm with "OK".
Deleting a timer setting
^ Touch "Timer", and select "Reset".
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Additional functions
System lock
The system lock prevents the steam oven from being turned
on inadvertently.
The oven is delivered with the system lock deactivated. If you
wish to use this function you have to change the default
setting (see "Settings - Safety").
Unlocking
^ Touch the On/Off button K.
A message is displayed.
^ Touch "OK" until the message disappears.
Now you can use the oven as usual.
The system lock will activate itself again automatically a few
seconds after turning the oven off.
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Additional functions
Sensor lock
The oven is equipped with a sensor lock to prevent settings
from being changed inadvertently during cooking.
When sensor lock is activated, with the exception of On/Off
K, the sensor buttons will not respond. An elapsed timer can
still be confirmed.
The oven comes with the sensor lock deactivated. If you wish
to use this function you have to change the default setting
(see "Settings - Safety").
Unlocking
^ Touch any button.
A message is displayed.
^ Press and hold "OK" until the message disappears.
Now you can use the oven as usual.
The sensor lock will activate itself again a few seconds after
the last sensor is pressed.
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Important and useful information
The advantages of cooking with steam
Vitamins and minerals are retained better, as the food is not
immersed in water.
When cooked with steam, food retains its natural taste better
than with conventional cooking. We therefore recommend not
to season the food at all or only after it has been cooked.
Food retains its fresh, natural color.
Suitable cooking utensils
Cooking pans
Included with the steam oven are stainless steel cooking
pans. Other pans, in a variety of sizes, both perforated and
solid, are available as optional extras (see "Optional
accessories"). This enables you to choose the most suitable
pan for the food you are preparing.
It is best to use perforated pans for Steam Cooking. This
enables the steam to reach the food from all sides and the
dish is evenly cooked.
Your own pans
You can also use your own pans. However, please note the
following:
– Pans must be heat-resistant to 212°F / 100°C and able to
withstand hot steam. Plastic pans can only be used for
Steam Cooking if the manufacturer specifies that they are
suitable for such use.
– Thick-sided pans made of porcelain, china or stoneware,
for example, are less suitable for Steam Cooking. They do
not conduct heat well, thus cooking times will be
considerably longer than those given in the charts.
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Important and useful information
– Place the cooking pans on the inserted rack, not on the
oven floor.
– Ensure that there is a gap between the upper rim of the
pan and the top of the cooking compartment to allow
sufficient steam into the pan.
Drip tray
Always place the drip tray on the lowest shelf runner when
using perforated pans. The tray will collect any dripping
liquid.
You can also use the drip tray as a cooking pan.
Shelf levels
You can select any shelf level and can also cook on several
levels at the same time.
When using more than one deep pan at the same time it is
best to offset them on their shelves. Leave at least one level
open in between them.
To prevent the cooking pans and rack from tipping, always
insert them between the rails of the side runners.
Frozen food
The heating up time for frozen food is longer than for fresh
food. The greater the quantity of frozen food, the longer the
preheating phase.
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Important and useful information
Temperature
The maximum temperature in the steam oven is 212° F /
100° C. Most types of food can be cooked at this
temperature. Some more delicate types of food, such as
berries, must be cooked at lower temperatures, otherwise
they will burst. More information is provided in the relevant
chapters.
Cooking time
In general, the cooking times for cooking with steam are the
same as for cooking food on a cooktop. More information
about any factors that may affect the cooking time is provided
in the following chapters.
The quantity of food does not affect the cooking time. 1 lb of
potatoes will take the same time to cook as ½ lb.
The cooking times given in the charts are guidelines only. We
recommend selecting the shorter cooking time to start with,
additional time can be added if necessary.
Cooking with liquid
When cooking with liquid, only fill the cooking pan 2/3 full to
prevent the liquid from spilling when the cooking container is
removed from the oven.
Your own recipes
Any food and recipes which are prepared in a pot or a pan
can also be cooked using steam. The cooking times in the
steam oven will be the same. Please note that food will not
brown when cooked with steam.
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Steam Cooking
Vegetables
Fresh vegetables
Prepare fresh vegetables in the usual way, i.e. wash, clean
and cut into pieces.
Frozen vegetables
Frozen vegetables do not need to be defrosted beforehand.
Exception: Vegetables that have been frozen together in a
block.
Frozen and fresh vegetables with the same cooking time can
be cooked together.
If vegetables have frozen together in clumps, break them up.
Cooking pans
For even cooking of smaller items, it is best to use a shallow
pan for these types of foods and only fill it to a depth of 1 1/4"
- 2" (3 - 5 cm). Distribute large quantities of food between
several shallow cooking pans.
Use solid cooking pans for vegetables that are cooked in
liquid, for example red cabbage.
Shelf levels
When cooking vegetables with a distinctive color (e.g. beets)
in a perforated pan, do not place any other foods beneath
this pan. This prevents any discoloration from dripping liquid.
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Steam Cooking
Cooking duration
When cooking vegetables with steam, the cooking duration
will depend on the size and desired degree of doneness.
Settings
MasterChef > Vegetables > ... > Steam Cooking
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212 ° F / 100° C
Cooking time: see table
The cooking times given in the table are guidelines for fresh
vegetables. We recommend selecting the shorter cooking
time to start, additional time can be added if necessary.
Cooking time in minutes
Artichokes
32–38
Cauliflower, Whole
27–28
Cauliflower, Florets
8
Beans, Green
Broccoli, Florets
3–4
Carrots, Whole
7–8
Carrots, Halved
6–7
Carrots, Chopped
Chicory, Halved
4
4–5
Chinese Cabbage, Chopped
3
Peas
3
Fennel, Halved
Fennel, Cut in Strips
Kale, Chopped
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10–12
10–12
4–5
23–26
Steam Cooking
Cooking time
in minutes
Potatoes, Waxy, Peeled
Whole
Halved
Quartered
27–29
21–22
16–18
Potatoes, Fairly waxy, Peeled
Whole
Halved
Quartered
25–27
19–21
17–18
Potatoes, Floury, Peeled
Whole
Halved
Quartered
26–28
19–20
15–16
Kohlrabi, Cut into Sticks
6–7
Pumpkin, Diced
2–4
Corn on the Cob
30–35
Swiss Chard, Chopped
Peppers, Diced / Cut into Strips
New Potatoes, Waxy
Mushrooms
Leeks, Sliced
Leeks, Halved Lengthwise
2–3
2
30–32
2
4–5
6
Romanesco, Whole
22–25
Romanesco, Florets
5–7
Brussels Sprouts
10–12
Red Beets, Whole
53–57
Red Cabbage, Chopped
23–26
Black Salsify, Whole, 3/4" Width
9–10
Celery Root, Cut into Sticks
6–7
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Steam Cooking
Cooking time
in minutes
Green Asparagus
White Asparagus, 3/4" Width
Carrots, Chopped
Spinach
Pointed Cabbage, Chopped
7
9–10
6
1–2
10–11
Celery, Chopped
4–5
Rutabaga, Chopped
6–7
White Cabbage, Chopped
12
Savoy Cabbage, Chopped
10–11
Zucchini, Sliced
2–3
Snap Peas
5–7
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Steam Cooking
Meat
Fresh meat
Prepare the meat as usual.
Frozen meat
Meat should be thoroughly defrosted before cooking (see
"Defrost").
Preparation
For meat that needs to be seared before being cooked,
e.g. stewing meat, sear the meat in a pan on the cooktop.
Cooking time
The cooking time depends on the thickness and consistency
of the food. The thicker the meat, the longer the cooking time.
Tips
Use a perforated pan to retain the flavor when cooking meat.
Place a solid pan underneath to catch the juices.
The juices can be used to make a gravy or be frozen for later
use.
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Steam Cooking
Settings
MasterChef > Meat > ... > Steam Cooking
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100° C
Cooking time: see table
The cooking times given in the chart are guidelines only. We
recommend selecting the shorter cooking time to start,
additional time can be added if necessary.
Meat
Shank, Covered with Water
110–120
Pork Knuckle
135–145
Chicken Breast Filet
8–10
Leg (Joint)
105–115
Prime Rib, Covered with Water
110–120
Veal Strips
3–4
Smoked Pork Chops
6–8
Lamb Stew
12–16
Spring Chicken
60–70
Roulade of Turkey
12–15
Turkey Breast
4–6
Cross Rib, Covered with Water
130–140
Beef Stew
105–115
Whole Chicken, Covered with Water
Boiled Beef
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Cooking time
in minutes
80–90
110–120
Steam Cooking
Sausage
Settings
MasterChef > Sausage > ... Steam Cooking
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 195° F / 90° C
Cooking time: see table
Sausage
Cooking time in minutes
Boiled Sausage
6–8
Pork Sausage
6–8
Veal Sausage
6–8
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Steam Cooking
Fish
Fresh fish
Prepare fresh fish in the usual way, i.e. clean, gut and filet.
Frozen fish
Frozen fish should be slightly defrosted before cooking (see
"Defrost").
Preparation
Add some lemon or lime juice to fish before cooking. The
citric acid helps the flesh stay firm.
It is not necessary to salt fish when cooking with steam, as
this method retains the minerals which give the fish its unique
flavor.
Cooking pans
Use greased, perforated pans to cook fish.
Shelf levels
When cooking fish in a perforated pan at the same time as
cooking other types of food in other pans, place the pan with
the fish directly above the drip tray to catch any liquid and so
avoid any transfer of tastes to other food.
Temperature
185° F – 195° F / 85° C – 90° C
For gently cooking delicate types of fish, for instance Sole.
212° F / 100 °C
For cooking firmer types of fish, e.g. Cod and Salmon.
Also for cooking fish in sauce or stock.
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Steam Cooking
Cooking duration
The cooking time depends on the thickness and consistency
of the food.
The longer fish cooks, the firmer its flesh will become.
Observe the cooking times specified in the charts.
If you find that the fish is not cooked sufficiently, cook it for
only a few minutes more.
When cooking fish in sauce or stock, we recommend that you
increase the specified cooking time by a few minutes.
Tips
Cook larger fish on its belly (swimming position). So that you
get the necessary stability, place a small cup or similar item
upside down in the cooking pan. Set the fish with the opened
belly side on that.
Settings
MasterChef > Fish > ... > Steam Cooking
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: see table
Cooking time: see table
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Steam Cooking
The cooking times specified in the chart are guidelines for
fresh fish. We recommend selecting the shorter cooking time
to start, additional time can be added if necessary.
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Temperature in
°F/°C
Cooking time in
minutes
Eel
212 / 100
5–7
Perch Filet
212 / 100
8–10
Mahi Mahi),
Fileted
185 / 85
3
Trout, ½ lb
(250 g)
195 / 90
10–13
Halibut Filet
185 / 85
4–6
Cod Filet
212 / 100
6
Carp, 3.3 lbs
(1.5 kg)
212 / 100
18–25
Salmon Filet
212 / 100
6–8
Salmon Steak
212 / 100
8–10
Rainbow Trout
195 / 90
14–17
Pangasius Filet
185 / 85
3
Ocean Perch
Filet
212 / 100
6–8
Haddock Filet
212 / 100
4–6
Flounder Filet
185 / 85
4–5
Monkfish Filet
185 / 85
8–10
Sole Filet
185 / 85
3
Turbot Filet
185 / 85
5–8
Tuna Filet
212 / 100
6–8
Pike Perch Filet
185 / 85
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Steam Cooking
Shellfish
Preparation
Defrost frozen shellfish before cooking with steam.
Peel, clean and wash the shellfish.
Cooking pans
Use greased, perforated pans to cook shellfish.
Cooking time
The longer shellfish are cooked, the firmer they become.
Observe the cooking times given in the chart.
When cooking shellfish in sauce or stock, we recommend that
you increase the specified cooking time by a few minutes.
Settings
MasterChef > Shellfish > ... > Steam Cooking
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: see table
Cooking time: see table
Temperature in
°F/ °C
Cooking time in
minutes
Shrimp
195 / 90
3
King Prawns
195 / 90
4
Small Shrimp
195 / 90
3
Crayfish
203 / 95
10–15
Large Shrimp
195 / 90
3
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Mussels
Fresh mussels
,Prepare only mussels that are closed.
Do not eat mussels that have not opened after being
cooked. Risk of food poisoning!
Soak fresh mussels in water for a few hours before cooking to
rinse out any sand. Then scrub the mussels thoroughly to
remove all fibers.
Frozen mussels
Defrost frozen mussels before cooking.
Cooking time
The longer mussels are cooked, the tougher they become.
Use the cooking times given in the chart.
Settings
MasterChef > Mussels > ... > Steam Cooking
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: see table
Cooking time: see table
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Temperature in
°F/ °C
Cooking time in
minutes
Barnacles
212 / 100
2
Cockles
212 / 100
2
Bearded Mussels
195 / 90
12
Scallops
195 / 90
5
Razor Clams
212 / 100
2–4
Clams
195 / 90
4
Steam Cooking
Rice
Rice swells when cooked, so it needs to be cooked in liquid.
The proportion of rice to liquid will vary depending on the
type of rice.
The rice absorbs all the liquid, so none of the nutrients are
lost.
Settings
MasterChef > Rice > ... > Steam Cooking
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100° C
Cooking time: see table
Ratio
Rice : Liquid
Cooking time
in minutes
Basmati Rice
1 : 1.5
15
Parboiled Rice
1 : 1.5
23–25
Round Grain Rice
Pudding Rice
Risotto Rice
1 : 2.5
1 : 2.5
30
18–19
Brown Rice
1 : 1.5
26–29
Wild Rice
1 : 1.5
26–29
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Steam Cooking
Pasta
Dry pasta
Dry pasta swells when it is cooked, so it needs to be cooked
in liquid. The liquid must completely cover the pasta. Using
hot liquid gives better results.
Fresh pasta
Fresh noodles and pasta, for example, from the store
refrigerator, do not swell. Fresh pasta should be cooked in a
perforated pan.
Separate any pieces of pasta that have stuck together and
spread them out evenly in the cooking pan.
Settings
MasterChef > Pasta > ... > Steam Cooking
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100° C
Cooking time: see table
Fresh pasta
Cooking time in
minutes
Gnocchi
3
Round Knöpfli
2
Ravioli
3
Spätzle
2
Tortellini
3
Dry pasta, covered with water
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Flat Pasta
14
Soup Pasta
8
Steam Cooking
Dumplings
Fresh dumplings should be cooked in a greased, perforated
pan.
Settings
MasterChef > Dumplings > ... > Steam Cooking
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100° C
Cooking time: see table
Cooking time
in minutes
Sweet Dumplings
30
Yeast Dumplings
20
Boil-in-the-Bag Potato Dumplings
20
Boil-in-the-Bag Bread Dumplings
18–20
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Grains
Grain swells when cooked, so it needs to be cooked in liquid.
The grain to liquid ratio depends on the type of grain.
Grain can be cooked whole or cracked.
Settings
MasterChef > Grains > ... > Steam Cooking
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100° C
Cooking time: see table
Ratio
Grain: Liquid
Cooking time
in minutes
Amaranth
1 : 1.5
15–17
Bulgur
1 : 1.5
9
Green Spelt, Whole
1:1
18–20
Green Spelt,
Cracked
1:1
7
Oats, Whole
1:1
18
Oats, Cracked
1:1
7
1 : 1.5
10
Polenta
1:3
10
Quinoa
1 : 1.5
15
Rye, Whole
1:1
35
Rye, Cracked
1:1
10
Wheat, Whole
1:1
30
Wheat, Cracked
1:1
8
Millet
50
Steam Cooking
Legumes
Soak legumes for at least 10 hours in cold water before
cooking. Soaking makes the pulses more digestible and
shortens the cooking time.
Exception: Lentils do not need to be soaked before cooking.
Soaked legumes must be covered with liquid during cooking.
With unsoaked legumes, a specific ratio of legumes to water
is required.
Settings
MasterChef > Legumes > ... > Steam Cooking
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100° C
Cooking time: see table
Soaked
Cooking time in minutes
Beans
Kidney Beans
55–65
Black Beans
55–60
Pinto Beans
55–65
White Beans
34–36
Peas
Yellow Peas
Green Peas, Shelled
40–50
27
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Settings
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100° C
Cooking time: see table
Not soaked
Cooking time
in minutes
Ratio
Legumes: Liquid
Kidney Beans
130–140
1:3
Black Beans
100–120
1:3
Pinto Beans
115–135
1:3
White Beans
80–90
1:3
13–14
1:2
7
1:2
Yellow Peas
110–130
1:3
Green Peas,
Shelled
60–70
1:3
Beans
Lentils
Brown Lentils
Red Lentils
Peas
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Steam Cooking
Eggs
Use a perforated pan to boil eggs.
The eggs do not need to be pierced before cooking as they
are gradually warmed during the heating up phase and so do
not burst when they are cooked with steam.
Use a greased, solid pan for preparing egg dishes,
e.g. custard.
Settings
MasterChef > Eggs > ... > Steam Cooking
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100° C
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Steam Cooking
Fruit
Cook fruit in a solid pan so that none of the juice is lost.
If you wish to cook fruit in a perforated pan, place a solid pan
directly underneath it to collect the juice.
Tip:
You can use the juice which has collected in the solid pan to
make a glaze for a tart.
Settings
MasterChef > Fruit > ... > Steam Cooking
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100° C
Cooking time: see table
Cooking time in minutes
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Apple Chunks
1–3
Pear Chunks
1–3
Cherries
2–4
Mirabelle Plums
1–2
Nectarine / Peach Chunks
1–2
Plums
1–3
Quince, Diced
6–8
Rhubarb Pieces
1–2
Gooseberries
2–3
Steam Cooking
Menu Cooking - Manual
Turn the steam reduction off when Menu Cooking (see
"Settings").
With Menu Cooking you can cook a whole meal containing
types of food which have different cooking times, e.g. tilapia
filet with rice and broccoli. The food is placed in the oven at
the appropriate time so that the whole meal is ready at the
same time.
Shelf level
When cooking dripping food (e.g. fish) or food with a
distinctive color (e.g. beets) in a perforated pan, place the
drip tray / universal tray underneath. This avoids any transfer
of flavors from dripping liquid.
Temperature
The temperature for Menu Cooking should be 212°F /100°C,
as this is the temperature required to cook the majority of
foods.
Do not cook a whole meal at the lowest temperature when
different temperatures are required for different types of food,
e.g. 185°F / 85°C for sea bream and 212°F / 100°C for
potatoes.
If the default cooking temperature for the food is 185°F /
85°C, for example, try cooking it at 212°F / 100°C and testing
the result. Some delicate types of fish with a soft structure,
e.g. sole and plaice, will become very firm when cooked at
212°F / 100°C.
Cooking duration
If you increase the default temperature, shorten the cooking
duration by approx. 1/3.
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Steam Cooking
Example
Rice
Tilapia Filets
Broccoli
20 minutes
6 minutes
4 minutes
20 minutes minus 6 minutes =
14 minutes (first cooking duration: rice)
6 minutes minus 4 minutes =
2 minutes (second cooking duration: tilapia filet)
remainder =
4 minutes (third cooking duration: broccoli)
Cooking
Times
20 min. Rice
6 min. Tilapia Filet
4 min. Broccoli
Setting
14 minutes
2
minutes
4 minutes
^ Check that steam reduction has been turned off.
^ Place the rice in the oven first.
^ Set the first cooking time: 14 minutes.
^ After 14 minutes, place the tilapia filet in the oven.
^ Set the second cooking time: 2 minutes.
^ After 2 minutes, place the broccoli in the oven.
^ Set the third cooking time: 4 minutes.
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Special Modes
Reheat
Always follow USDA guidelines on food safety.
The steam oven is very effective at reheating food gently
without drying it out or over-cooking it. The food will reheat
evenly and does not need to be stirred during the reheating
process.
You can reheat individual dishes or plated meals which have
been prepared previously (e.g. meat, vegetables and
potatoes).
Suitable cooking utensils
Small quantities can be reheated on a plate, larger quantities
should be placed in a cooking pan.
Duration
The number of plates or pans has no bearing on the duration.
The durations specified in the chart relate to an average
portion per plate/pan. Increase the duration for larger
quantities.
Tips
Compact items such as stuffed bell peppers or roulades
should be cut in half.
Please note that breaded items will not retain their crispness
when they are reheated.
Reheat sauces separately. Exceptions are dishes such as
stew and casseroles where the sauce is part of the dish.
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Procedure
^ Cover the food with a deep plate, a lid, or with foil that is
resistant to temperatures up to 212° F / 100° C and to
steam.
^ Then place the plate on the rack in the oven.
Settings
Special Modes > Reheat,
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100° C
Duration: see table
Duration in minutes
58
Side Dishes (pasta, rice, etc.)
8–10
Casserole
8–10
Fish Filet
6–8
Meat
8–10
Poultry
8–10
Vegetables
8–10
Soup
8–10
Plated Meals
8–10
Special Modes
Defrost
Always follow USDA guidelines on food safety.
It is much quicker to defrost items in the steam oven than at
room temperature.
Temperature
140° F / 60° C is the best temperature for defrosting.
Exceptions: 122° F / 50° C for ground meat and game.
Before and after defrosting
Remove all packaging before defrosting.
Exceptions:
Leave bread and baked goods in their packaging as
otherwise they will absorb moisture and become soft.
Cooking pans
When defrosting food which will drip, for example poultry, use
a perforated cooking pan with the drip tray underneath it. This
way food will not be lying in the defrosted liquid.
,Dispose of the liquid from defrosting meat or poultry do not use! Danger of salmonella poisoning!
Food that does not drip can be defrosted in a solid pan.
When defrosting food which has frozen together, e.g. berries
or chunks of meat, separate them about half-way through the
defrosting time.
Do not refreeze food once it has thawed.
Settings
Special Modes > Defrost,
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: see table
Duration: see table
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Food to be
defrosted
Weight
in oz / g
Temperature Defrosting
in ° F / ° C
time
in minutes
Standing time
in minutes
Fruit
Apple Sauce
8.8 / 250
140 / 60
20–25
10–15
Apple Chunks
8.8 / 250
140 / 60
20–25
10–15
Apricots
1.1 lb / 500
140 / 60
25–28
15–20
Strawberries
10.6 / 300
140 / 60
8–10
10–12
Raspberries/
Black Currants
10.6 / 300
140 / 60
8
10–12
Cherries
5.3 / 150
140 / 60
15
10–15
Peaches
1.1 lb / 500
140 / 60
25–28
15–20
Plums
8.8 / 250
140 / 60
20–25
10–15
Gooseberries
8.8 / 250
140 / 60
20–22
10–15
10.6 / 300
140 / 60
20–25
10–15
14 / 400
140 / 60
15
10–15
Trout
1.1 lb / 500
140 / 60
15–18
10–15
Lobster
10.6 / 300
140 / 60
25–30
10–15
Shrimp
10.6 / 300
140 / 60
4–6
5
Vegetables
Frozen in
a block, e.g. Kale,
Spinach, Red
Cabbage
Fish
Fish Filets
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Food to be
defrosted
Weight
in oz / g
Temperature
in ° F / ° C
Defrosting
time
in minutes
Standing
time
in minutes
sliced
140 / 60
8–10
15–20
Ground Meat
8.8 / 250
122 / 50
15–20
10–15
Ground Meat
1.1 lb / 500
122 / 50
20–30
10–15
Stew
1.1 lb / 500
140 / 60
30–40
10–15
Stew
2.2 lb / 1000
140 / 60
50–60
10–15
Liver
8.8 / 250
140 / 60
20–25
10–15
1.7 lb / 800
140 / 60
25–35
15–20
2.2 lb / 1000
140 / 60
40
15–20
Chicken Legs
5.3 / 150
140 / 60
20–25
10–15
Chicken Filets
1.1 lb / 500
140 / 60
25–30
10–15
Turkey Drumsticks
1.1 lb / 500
140 / 60
40–45
10–15
140 / 60
10–12
10–15
140 / 60
15
10–15
140 / 60
30
2
Meat
Roast
Cutlets / Chops /
Sausage
Poultry
Chicken
Baked goods
Puff Pastry/
Yeast Baked Goods
Cake and Cookies
14 / 400
Breads and buns
Rolls
Rye Bread, Sliced
8.8 / 250
140 / 60
40
15
Whole Grain Bread,
Sliced
8.8 / 250
140 / 60
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15
White Bread, Sliced
5.3 / 150
140 / 60
30
20
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Special Modes
Canning
Always follow USDA guidelines on food safety.
Only use unblemished, fresh produce that is in good
condition.
Glass jars
Only use clean glass jars and accessories and check them
for any defects. Glass jars with twist-off lids or glass lids with
a rubber seal are suitable.
Make sure that all the glass jars are the same size so that
canning is carried out evenly.
After you have filled the jars with the produce, clean the glass
rims with a clean cloth and hot water and then seal the jars.
Fruit
Sort fruit carefully, rinse it briefly but thoroughly and allow to
drain. Take great care when cleaning berries as they are very
delicate.
Remove any peel, stalks and pits.
Cut up large fruit. For example, cut apples into slices.
If you are canning fruit with pits (e.g. plums, apricots) without
removing the pits, pierce the fruit several times with a fork or
wooden skewer, otherwise they will burst.
Vegetables
Rinse, clean and cut up vegetables.
Vegetables should be blanched before canning to help them
retain their color (see "Blanching").
Filling volume
Fill the glass jars with produce up to a maximum of 1 1/4"
(3 cm) below the rim. Do not pack down as this would
damage the cell walls of the produce. Bang the jar gently on
a cloth to help distribute the contents evenly.
Fill the jars with liquid. The produce must be completely
covered.
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Tips
Make use of residual heat by leaving the jars in the oven for
30 minutes after it has turned off.
Cover the jars with a cloth and allow to cool for approx.
24 hours.
Procedure
^ Slide the rack into the lowest shelf level.
^ Place the equal size, open jars on the rack. Make sure that
they do not touch one another.
Settings
MasterChef > (Fruit / Vegetables) > ... > Canning
or
Special Modes > Canning, or
Steam Cooking
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Special Modes
Juicing
You can use the steam oven to extract juices from soft fruit
such as berries and cherries.
Overripe fruit is perfect, as the riper the fruit the greater the
quantity of juice produced and the more intense the flavor.
Preparation
Sort and clean the fruit. Cut out any blemishes.
Remove the stems from grapes and cherries as these are
bitter. The stalks do not need to be removed from berries.
Tips
Try mixing mild and tart fruit.
The juice quantity and aroma are improved if sugar is added
to the fruit and is allowed to soak in for several hours. We
recommend 1/4 - ½ cup (50-100 g) sugar per 2 lbs (1 kg) of
sweet fruit and ½ - 3/4 cup (100-150 g) sugar for 2 lbs (1 kg)
tangy fruit.
If you wish to bottle the juice rather than consume it straight
away, while still hot pour it into clean bottles and seal immediately.
Procedure
^ Put the prepared fruit into a perforated cooking pan.
^ Place a solid pan or the drip tray underneath to catch the
juice.
Settings
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100° C
Duration: 40–70 minutes
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Special Modes
Menu Cooking
You can select up to three ingredients, e.g. fish, rice and
vegetables.
The various components can be selected in any order. The
Steam Oven uses cooking duration for its calculations so that
food with the longest cooking duration must be placed in the
oven first.
^ Turn the oven on "On/Off".
^ Fill the water container and push it into the appliance.
^ Then place the drip tray in the oven.
^ Select "Special Modes > Menu Cooking".
^ Select the type of food.
Depending on the type of food selected, the display will
prompt you to enter the size and how well done you want the
food.
^ Select or enter the values you want and confirm with
"Continue".
^ Select "Add food".
^ Select the food you want and proceed in the same way as
with the first one.
^ Repeat the process for the third food type, if applicable.
After you have confirmed "Start Menu Cooking", the display
will tell you which food to put in the oven.
At the end of the heating-up phase, the display will show
when the next food type is to be placed in the oven. This
process will be repeated for the third food type, if applicable.
You can also cook a menu using types of food which do
not appear in the display list. See "Menu Cooking - Manual"
for details on how to do this.
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Special Modes
Making Yogurt
Always follow USDA guidelines on food safety.
To make yogurt, you will need milk and either fresh live yogurt
or a yogurt culture, obtainable from health food stores.
Use natural yogurt with live culture and without additives.
Heat-treated yogurt is not suitable.
The yogurt must be fresh (short storage time).
You can use either pasteurized or fresh whole milk.
Pasteurized milk can be used without any further treatment.
Fresh milk must first be heated to 195° F / 90° C (not boiled!)
and then cooled down to 95° F / 35° C. Fresh milk will give a
firmer yogurt than long-life milk.
The yogurt and the milk should have the same percentage of
fat.
Do not move or shake the jars while the yogurt is thickening.
Immediately after preparation leave the yogurt to cool in the
fridge.
How firm home-made yogurt is will depend on the
consistency, fat content and the cultures used in the starter
yogurt. Not all yogurts are suitable for use as starter yogurt.
Possible reasons for unsatisfactory results
Yogurt is not firm:
Incorrect storage of starter yogurt, too much time out of the
refrigerator (e.g. in transportation), damaged packaging, milk
not sufficiently heated.
Liquid has separated:
The jars were moved, yogurt was not cooled down quickly
enough.
Yogurt is gritty:
Milk was overheated or in poor condition, milk and starter
yogurt not evenly stirred.
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Tip:
If you are using yogurt starter powder, you can prepare the
yogurt from a mixture of milk and cream. Mix 3 cups (3/4 liter)
milk with 1 cup (1/4 liter) of cream.
Procedure
^ Mix ½ cup (100 g) yogurt with 4 cups (1 liter) of milk or
make up the mixture with yogurt starter powder, following
the instructions on the packaging.
^ Pour the mixture into glass jars and seal them.
^ Place the sealed jars in a cooking pan or on the rack. Make
sure that they do not touch one another.
^ Place the jars in the refrigerator immediately after
completion of the process. Avoid moving the jars
unnecessarily.
Settings
see table > Special > Making Yogurt
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 105° F / 40° C
Duration: 5:00 hours
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Special Modes
Proofing
Procedure
^ Prepare the dough according to the recipe.
^ Place the dough in a covered bowl on the rack.
Settings
Special Modes > Proof
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 105° F / 40° C
Duration: as per recipe
Dissolving Gelatin
Procedure
^ Soak gelatin sheets for five minutes in a bowl with cold
water. The gelatin sheets must be completely covered with
water. Remove the gelatin sheets from the bowl and
squeeze them out. Empty the bowl. Place the squeezed
gelatin sheets back in the bowl.
^ Place the gelatin powder in a bowl and add water
according to the instructions on the packaging.
^ Cover the bowl and put it on the rack.
Settings
Master Chef > Special > Dissolving Gelatin
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 155° F / 90° C
Duration: 1 minute
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Special Modes
Melting Chocolate
You can melt any type of chocolate in the steam oven.
Procedure
^ Break the chocolate into small pieces.
^ Place large quantities in a non-perforated pan and small
quantities in a cup or a dish.
^ Cover the pan or the dish with temperature- (up to 212° F /
100 °C) and steam-resistant plastic wrap or a lid.
^ Stir large quantities once during cooking.
Settings
MasterChef > Special > Melting Chocolate
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 150° F / 65° C
Duration: 20 minutes
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Special Modes
Skinning Fruits and Vegetables
Procedure
^ Cut a cross at the stem end of tomatoes, nectarines etc.
This will allow the skin to be removed more easily.
^ Place the fruit/vegetables in a perforated cooking pan
^ For almonds, it is important to plunge them into cold water
as soon as they are taken out of the oven as otherwise the
skin cannot be removed.
Settings
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100° C
Duration: see table
Food
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Duration in minutes
Apricots
1
Almonds
1
Nectarines
1
Bell Peppers
4
Peaches
1
Tomatoes
1
Special Modes
Preserving Apples
The storage life of untreated apples can be increased. The
apples will keep for 5 to 6 months when optimally stored in a
dry, cool and well-ventilated place. This method is only
suitable for apples and not for other types of fruit.
Settings
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 125° F / 50° C
Duration: 5 minutes
Blanching
Blanch fruit and vegetables before freezing them. Blanching
helps maintain the quality of the produce when it is frozen.
Blanching vegetables also helps them retain their original
color.
Procedure
^ Put the prepared vegetables or fruit into a perforated
cooking pan.
^ Once blanched, plunge the vegetables or fruit into ice cold
water to cool them down quickly. Drain them well.
Settings
MasterChef > (Fruit/Vegetables) > ... > Blanch
or
Special Modes > Blanch
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100° C
Duration: 1 minute
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Special Modes
Sweating Onions
Sweating means cooking the onions in their own juices, with
the addition of a little fat if necessary.
Procedure
^ Cut the onions into small pieces and place them in a solid
cooking pan with a little butter.
^ Cover the pan or the dish with temperature- (up to 212° F /
100 °C) and steam-resistant plastic wrap or a lid.
Settings
MasterChef > Special > Sweating Onions
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100 °C
Duration: 4 minutes
Rendering Fat
Bacon will not brown.
Procedure
^ Place bacon (diced or sliced) in a solid cooking pan.
^ Cover the pan with temperature- (up to 212° F / 100 °C)
and steam-resistant plastic wrap or a lid.
Settings
MasterChef > Special > Rendering Fat
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100 °C
Duration: 4 minutes
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Special Modes
Sanitizing Cookware
The steam oven will sanitize baby bottles and other
cookware. Check beforehand that the manufacturer
guarantees all components are to be heat resistant to 212° F /
100 °C and also steam resistant follow manufacturers
instructions.
All parts of baby bottles must be completely dry before they
are reassembled. This will ensure the bottles stay germ-free.
Procedure
^ Dismantle the baby bottles into their individual
components.
Place the parts on the rack or in a perforated cooking pan,
making sure that they do not touch one another (on their
sides or with the opening facing downwards) to allow hot
steam to reach them from all sides.
Settings
Special Modes > Sanitize Cookware
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 212° F / 100 °C
Duration: 15 minutes
Heating Damp Towels
Procedure
^ Moisten hand towels and then roll them up tightly.
^ Place them beside one another in a perforated cooking
pan.
Settings
MasterChef > Special > Heating damp towels
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 160° F / 70° C
Duration: 2 minutes
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Special Modes
Decrystallizing Honey
Procedure
^ Loosen the lid and place the jar (glass only) of honey in a
perforated cooking pan or on the rack.
^ Stir the honey once during the process.
Settings
MasterChef > Special > Decrystallize Honey
or
Steam Cooking
Temperature: 140° F / 60° C
Duration: 90 minutes (irrespective of jar size or amount of
honey in the jar)
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MasterChef
Your appliance has numerous MasterChef programs.
Operating modes, temperatures and times are saved for the
individual programs.
The degree of cooking is shown by a bar with seven
segments. Factory setting is a medium doneness. Select the
level of doneness by moving the slider to the left or right.
The weights shown refer to the weight per piece. You can
cook a piece of salmon with a weight of ½ lb (250 g) or 10
pieces of salmon with a weight of ½ lb (250 g) at the same
time.
Some programs will prompt you when to put the food in the
oven. Follow or confirm the instructions.
Let the appliance cool down to room temperature after
cooking before starting an automatic program.
If you place food items into a hot oven, be careful when
opening the door. Hot steam can escape. Step back from the
oven and wait until the steam has dissipated.
Take care that you do not come into contact with either hot
steam or the hot oven walls. Risk of scalding and burns!
The starting time can be delayed using "Start at" or "Ready
at".
To stop an automatic program prematurely, turn off the
appliance.
If the food item is not yet cooked the way you want after an
automatic program has run, select "Continue cooking".
MasterChef programs can also be saved as "Favorites" and
added to the main menu.
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MasterChef
^ Select "MasterChef".
^ Select the respective submenu (e.g. Vegetables).
^ Select the desired vegetable (e.g. Cauliflower).
^ Select and confirm the corresponding preset settings.
^ Select the cooking method and set the degree of cooking
as required.
Continue cooking
If the food is not yet cooked the way you want after an automatic program has run, you can continue cooking.
^ Select "Continue cooking".
^ Select how well cooked you want the food to be and
confirm with "OK".
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Settings
Your appliance has a number of standard default settings.
You can select and change these via the "Settings" menu.
Currently selected settings are highlighted.
"Back" takes you back to the previous level.
After confirming with "OK" or if you do not make a selection
within approx. 15 seconds, the display will go back to the
previous level.
There are a number of language choices available for the
display. If you have selected the wrong language by mistake
you can follow the flag symbol J to return to the Language
menu.
^ Turn the appliance on.
^ From the main menu, select "Settings J".
^ Select the sub-menu you want and press "OK" to confirm.
^ Select the desired settings.
^ Confirm with "OK".
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Settings
The factory setting for the respective option is shown in bold.
Menu item
Available settings
Language J
German, English, other languages
Country
Time of Day
Display
On / Off / Night Dimming
Clock format
24 h / 12 h
Set
Date
Set the date
Lighting
On / On for 15 seconds
Display Brightness
Set the brightness
Volume
Buzzer tones
On / Off
Keypad tones
On / Off
Units
Weight
g or lb/oz
Temperature
° C or ° F
Keeping Warm
On / Off
Steam Reduction
On / Off
Recommended
Temperatures
Change recommended temperatures
Safety
System lock $
On / Off
Unlock sensors
On / Off
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Settings
Menu item
Available settings
Water Hardness
Soft (< 8.7 gr/gal, < 8.4° dH, < 1.5 mmol/l)
Medium ( < 8.7 - 14.6 gr/gal, 8.4 - 14° dH, 1.5 - 2.5 mmol/l)
Hard (> 14.6 gr/gal, > 14° dH, > 2.5 mmol/l)
Showroom
Program
Demo mode
On / Off
Factory Default
Settings
Reset appliance settings
Favorites
Delete Favorites
Recommended temperatures
Reset recommended temperatures
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Cleaning and care
,Risk of injury!
Never use a steam cleaner to clean the appliance.
The steam can reach the electrical components and
cause a short circuit.
Risk of damage!
Unsuitable cleaning agents can damage the surfaces of
the appliance. Only use cleaning agents designed for
domestic use.
Do not use cleaning agents or dishwashing liquids
containing aliphatic hydrocarbons. These could cause the
seals to swell.
Clean and dry the appliance and accessories after each use.
Allow the appliance to cool down first.
Make sure the appliance is completely dry before closing the
door.
If you are going to leave the appliance unused for an
extended period, clean it once more thoroughly to prevent
the build-up of odors. Leave the door open afterwards.
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Cleaning and care
Appliance front
Remove soiling on the appliance front right away. If soiling
is left on, it may be impossible to remove and the surfaces
can discolor or change.
Glass cleaners may be used to clean the exterior. However
do not allow them to sit or "puddle", this can cause damage
to the surface. Remove the cleaner promptly.
Clean the appliance front with a clean sponge, dishwashing
liquid and warm water. Then wipe them dry with a soft cloth.
You can also use a clean, damp microfiber cloth without
detergent.
All surfaces are susceptible to scratches. Scratches on
glass surfaces could even cause a breakage.
All surfaces may become discolored or change, when
they come into contact with unsuitable cleaning materials.
To better maintain your appliance avoid the following:
– cleaning agents containing soda, ammonia, alkaline, acid
or chloride,
– limescale removers,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g. powder or cream cleansers,
pumice stone,
– cleaners containing solvents,
– stainless steel cleaners,
– dishwasher detergent,
– oven cleaners,
– glass cleaners,
– abrasive hard sponges and brushes, such as pot
scrubbers,
– magic erasers,
– sharp metal scrapers.
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Cleaning and care
Oven interior
Dry the oven interior, door seal, drip channel, inside of the
door and the compartment for the water container after each
use. Use a sponge or absorbent cloth to wipe off any
condensate that has built up.
Remove grease deposits with a clean sponge, liquid dish
soap and warm water. Then wipe with clean water.
After prolonged use, the floor heater can become discolored
from dripping liquids. This discoloration can be easily
removed with the Miele ceramic and stainless steel cleaner
(see "Optional accessories"). After cleaning, wipe the surface
with a damp cloth to remove any cleaning agent residues.
Automatic door opener
Take care that food residues do not get in the door opener.
Any soiling should be wiped away using a clean sponge with
liquid dish soap and warm water. Then wipe with clean water.
Accessories
Drip Tray, Wire Oven Rack and Cooking pans
Wash and dry the drip tray, rack and cooking pans after
each use. They are all dishwasher safe.
Use a little vinegar to remove any bluish discoloration from
the cooking pans.
You can also use the Miele ceramic and stainless steel
cleaner (see "Optional accessories"). Rinse the pans
thoroughly with clean water to remove any residual cleaning
agents.
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Cleaning and care
Water container
Remove and empty the water container after each use. Rinse
it by hand and then dry it to prevent limescale deposits.
Side runners
The runners can be cleaned with water and liquid dish soap
or in the dishwasher.
^ Pull the runners sideways first a, then forward b and out.
^ When replacing the runners, make sure that they are
inserted correctly (see illustration). Press them in firmly.
If the side runners are not inserted correctly the cooking
pans could tip or be pulled out. The temperature sensor
could also be damaged when cooking pans are placed in
the oven.
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Cleaning and care
Descaling
We recommend that you use Miele Descaling Tablets (see
"Optional accessories") for descaling the appliance. They
have been specifically designed for optimal descaling of
Miele products. Other descaling agents, which - in
addition to citric acid - may contain other acids and/or
other undesirable substances such as chlorides, might
damage the product. Also, the desired effect cannot be
guaranteed if the descaling solution does not have the
required concentration.
Ensure that the descaling agent does not come into
contact with the door handle or the metal panels, as this
could cause stains. Wipe off the descaling agent immediately.
The appliance will need descaling after a certain number of
operating hours. When it needs descaling, the number of
times the steam oven can still be used before it has to be
descaled will appear in the display.
The appliance will lock after the last possible use.
It is recommended to descale before the appliance locks.
The descaling takes approx. 40 minutes.
^ Turn the appliance on and select "Descale".
A message is displayed.
^ Confirm with "OK".
^ Fill the water container with cold tap water up to the level
marker and add 2 Miele descaling tablets.
^ Push the water container as far as possible into the
appliance.
The time remaining will count down in the display. The
descaling process begins.
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Cleaning and care
It is only possible to cancel the descaling process during
the first 6 minutes.
Do not turn the appliance off during the descaling process.
If it is turned off before the end, the whole process will have
to be started from the beginning again.
The water container will need emptying and refilling with fresh
tap water twice during descaling.
Follow the instructions in the display.
A message will appear in the display when the descaling
process has been completed.
After descaling
^ Turn the oven off.
^ Remove, empty and dry the water container.
^ Dry the oven interior.
Leave the oven door open until the oven interior is
completely dry.
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Cleaning and care
Oven door
Removing the door
Before the door can be removed the release levers on both
door hinges must be unlocked.
^ Open the door fully.
^ Unlock the release levers on both door hinges by pushing
on them. Turn the release levers until they click and are in a
slanted position.
Risk of injury.
Never pull the door off the brackets in the horizontal
position. This will cause them to snap back, and damage
the device.
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Cleaning and care
^ Close the door until it stops.
^ Holding the door evenly with both hands, lift the door up at
a slant and off the hinges.
Do not lift the door at the door handle. The handle and
door panels could be damaged.
Make sure that the door is not tilted during removal.
Refitting the door
^ Insert the back of the door on the hinges.
Make sure that the door is not tilted.
^ Open the door fully.
^ Turn the release levers until they click in the vertical
position.
It is essential that the release levers are locked again after
cleaning, otherwise the door could work itself loose from
the hinges and be damaged.
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Frequently asked questions
,Repairs should only be carried out by an authorized technician in
accordance with local and national safety regulations. Unauthorized repairs
could cause injury or appliance damage.
Problem
Possible cause and solution
The appliance cannot
be turned on.
The circuit breaker has tripped.
^ Reset the circuit breaker (see data plate for the
correct fuse rating).
There may be a technical fault.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the electric power
supply for approx. 1 minute.
Reconnect the power and turn the appliance on.
If it still does not heat, contact Miele Technical Service.
The demo program is
set and the device
does not heat.
^ Turn the demo program off. Follow the instructions on
the display.
The fan can still be
heard after the
appliance has been
turned off.
The appliance is equipped with a fan that directs
vapors from the oven interior to the outside. The fan will
continue to run for a while after the appliance has been
turned off. It will stop automatically.
This noise does not indicate a malfunction or a defect.
You can hear a noise
This noise occurs when the appliance pumps water.
(humming) when the
appliance is turned on,
when it is operating,
and after it has been
turned off.
After moving to a new
location, the appliance
no longer switches
from the preheating
phase to the cooking
phase.
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The boiling point of water has changed because the
altitude at the new location differs by at least 984 ft. (300
meters) from the old.
^ To adjust the boiling point of water, descale the
appliance (see "Cleaning and care - Descaling").
Frequently asked questions
Problem
Possible cause and solution
During use, an
unusually large
amount of steam
escapes from parts
of the steam oven
where it does not
usually.
The door is not properly closed.
^ Close the door.
The door seal is not seated properly.
^ Press the door seal all the way around the door to make
sure it is fitted evenly.
The door seal is damaged, e.g. cracks.
^ Replace the seal.
A whistling sound is
heard when the
appliance is turned
on again.
When the door is closed, the pressure equalizes, which
can cause a whistling sound. This does not indicate a
defect.
The "Start at" and
"Ready at" functions
are not displayed.
These functions are not available for the "Descaling"
program.
The oven interior is too hot, e.g. at the end of a cooking
program.
^ Open the door and let the oven cool down.
The oven light does
not work.
The lighting is defective.
Contact Miele to replace the lighting.
F and a number are
displayed.
F 44
Communication error
^ Turn the appliance off and then on again after a few
minutes.
If the error message is still there, contact Miele.
F ..
Other error
messages
Technical defect.
^ Turn the appliance off and contact Miele.
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Optional accessories
Miele offers a variety of additional accessories for its
appliances including Miele cleaning and conditioning
products.
These products can be easily ordered from the Miele
website, Miele or your Miele dealer.
Cooking pans
There is a wide range of perforated and solid cooking pans
available in different sizes:
DGGL 1
Perforated cooking pan
12 3/4" x 7" x 1 1/2" (WxDxH)
325 x 175 x 40 mm (WxDxH)
DGG 2
Solid cooking pan
12 3/4" x 7" x 2 ½" (WxDxH)
325 x 175 x 65 mm (WxDxH)
DGG 3
Solid cooking pan
12 3/4" x 10 ½" x 2 ½" (WxDxH)
325 x 265 x 65 mm (WxDxH)
DGGL 4
Perforated cooking pan
12 3/4" x 10 ½" x 2 ½" (WxDxH)
325 x 265 x 65 mm (WxDxH)
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Optional accessories
DGGL 5
Perforated cooking pan
12 3/4" x 7" x 2 ½" (WxDxH)
325 x 175 x 65 mm (WxDxH)
DGGL 6
Perforated cooking pan
12 3/4" x 7" x 4" (WxDxH)
325 x 175 x 100 mm (WxDxH)
DGG 7
Solid cooking pan
12 3/4" x 7" x 4" (WxDxH)
325 x 175 x 100 mm (WxDxH)
DGGL 8
Perforated cooking pan
12 3/4" x 10 ½" x 1 1/2" (WxDxH)
325 x 265 x 40 mm (WxDxH)
DGG 11
Solid cooking pan
11 3/4" x 14" x 3/4" (WxDxH)
300 x 350 x 20 mm ((WxDxH)
DGD 1/3
Lid for 12 3/4" x 7" (325 x 175 mm) cooking pans
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Optional accessories
DGD 1/2
Lid for 12 3/4" x 10 ½" (325 x 265 mm) cooking pans
Drip tray DGG 21
To catch dripping liquids
12 3/4" x 17" x 1 1/2" (WxDxH)
325 x 430 x 40 mm (WxDxH)
Wire Oven Rack
For use with your own cooking pans
Cleaning and conditioning products
Descaling tablets
Qty 6
To descale the appliance
Glass ceramic and stainless steel cleaner
250 ml
Removes discoloration from the floor heater caused by
dripping liquids.
Removes discoloration from cooking pans.
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After sales service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
correct yourself please contact the
Miele Technical Service Department at
the phone numbers listed on the back
of this booklet.
When contacting the Technical Service
Department, please quote the model
and serial number of your appliance.
These are shown on the data plate.
MieleCare
(USA only)
MieleCare, our Extended Service
Contract program, gives you the
assurance of knowing that your
appliance investment is covered by
5 years of worry free ownership.
MieleCare is the only Extended Service
Contract in the industry that guarantees
repairs by a Miele Authorized Service
Provider using genuine Miele parts.
Only genuine Miele parts installed by
factory trained professionals can
guarantee the safety, reliability, and
longevity of your Miele appliance.
Please note that unless expressly
approved in writing by Miele’s Service
department, Extended Service
Contracts offered by other providers for
Miele products will not be recognized
by Miele. Our goal is to prevent
unauthorized (and untrained) service
personnel from working on your Miele
products, possibly doing further
damage to them, you and/or your
home.
To learn more about MieleCare
Extended Service Contracts, please
contact your appliance dealer or visit
us online at:
http://mieleusa.com/mielecare
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Installation Instructions
Information is subject to change. Please refer to our website to obtain the most
current product specification, technical & warranty information.
To prevent accidents
and appliance damage
read these instructions
before
installation or use.
IMPORTANT INSTALLATION SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
,WARNING - Read all instructions
before installation or use of the
steam oven to prevent injury and
machine damage.
~ Before installation, make sure that
the voltage and frequency on the
appliance's data plate correspond with
the household electrical supply.
These ratings must match to prevent
damaging the steam oven. If in doubt,
consult a qualified electrician.
~ Installation, repair and maintenance
work should be performed by a Miele
authorized service technician. Work by
unqualified persons could be
dangerous and may void the warranty.
~ Power bars or extension cords are
not safe (risk of fire). Do not use them to
connect the steam oven to the electrical
power supply.
~ The electrical outlet should be easily
accessible after the appliance has
been installed.
~ The appliance must be positioned
so that you can see the contents of a
cooking pan placed on the top level.
Otherwise you may risk scalding or
burning yourself with hot water and
food when taking pans out of the oven.
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Note to the installer:
Please leave these instructions with the
consumer of the appliance for the local
building inspectors use.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
Appliance and installation dimensions
Installation in a tall cabinet
* Appliances with glass front
** Appliances with metal front
a Built-in steam oven
b Installation niche
c Power cord - Connection on the appliance
d Recommended location of the electrical outlet
e Power cord
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Appliance and installation dimensions
Installation under a countertop
If the appliance is to be installed under a cooktop, observe the instructions for
installation of the cooktop as well as its installation height.
* Appliances with glass front
** Appliances with metal front
a Built-in steam oven
b Installation niche
c Power cord - Connection on the appliance
d Recommended location of the electrical outlet
e Power cord
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Appliance and installation dimensions
Installation in combination with an oven
* Appliances with glass front
** Appliances with metal front
a Built-in steam oven
b Installation niche
c Power cord - Connection on the appliance
d Recommended location of the electrical outlet
e Power cord
f Cut-out for ventilation when combined with a self-cleaning oven
g Oven
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Appliance and installation dimensions
Detailed dimensions of the steam oven front
* Appliances with glass front
** Appliances with metal front
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Installing the appliance
^ Push the appliance into the installation niche and align it.
The appliance must be level, so that the steam generator
can operate properly.
Deviation from the horizontal should not exceed 2°.
^ Secure the appliance to the left and right side of the
cabinet with the two supplied 1/8" x 1" (3.5 x 25 mm) wood
screws.
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Electrical connection
,CAUTION: Before installation or
servicing, disconnect the power
supply by either removing the fuse,
shutting off the main power or
manually "tripping" the circuit
breaker.
Installation work and repairs should
only be performed by a qualified
technician in accordance with all
applicable codes and standards.
Repairs and service by unqualified
persons could be dangerous.
Before connecting the appliance to
the power supply, make sure that
the voltage and frequency listed on
the rating label correspond with the
household electrical supply. This
data must correspond to prevent
appliance damage.
Only operate the appliance after it
has been installed.
If there is any question concerning
the electrical connection of this
appliance to your power supply,
please consult a licensed electrician
or contact Miele’s Technical Service
Department.
Installer:
Please leave these instructions with
the consumer.
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Power supply
Installation, repairs and other work
by unqualified persons could be
dangerous.
^ Be sure your electrical supply
matches the data plate.
Power supply
This appliance is equipped with a 5 ft
(1.5 m) long power cord with a
three-prong grounding plug ready for
connection to a 240 V, 20 A, 60 Hz
power supply.
Further installation details are on the
wiring diagram.
NEMA 6-20P, 20 amp, L1, L2, G
Caring for our environment
Disposal of packing material
Disposal of an old appliance
The transport and protective packing
materials are environmentally friendly
for disposal and may be recyclable.
Old appliances may contain materials
that can be recycled. Please contact
your local recycling authority about the
possibility of recycling these materials.
Ensure that any plastic wrap is
disposed of safely and kept out of the
reach of children. Danger of
suffocation! Danger of suffocation!
Before discarding an old appliance
ensure that it presents no danger to
children while being stored for
disposal. Unplug it from the outlet, cut
off its power cord and remove any
doors to prevent hazards.
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Please have the model and serial number
of your appliance available before
contacting Technical Service.
U.S.A.
Canada
Miele, Inc.
Importer
Miele Limited
National Headquarters
9 Independence Way
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 800-843-7231
609-419-9898
609-419-4298
Fax:
www.mieleusa.com
Technical Service & Support
Nationwide
Phone: 800-999-1360
888-586-8056
Fax:
TechnicalService@mieleusa.com
Headquarters and Miele Centre
161 Four Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4K 4V8
www.miele.ca
Customer Care Centre
Phone: 800-565-6435
905-532-2272
customercare@miele.ca
Germany
Manufacturer
Miele & Cie. KG
Carl-Miele-Straße 29
33332 Gütersloh
INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE REFER TO OUR WEBSITE
TO OBTAIN THE MOST CURRENT PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS, TECHNICAL
& WARRANTY INFORMATION.
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en - US
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