Electrolux EMS 2485 User's Manual

INSTRUCTION BOOK
Model EMS 2485
8221912-28
UK
EMS2485
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Contents
For the user
Before using your microwave oven
Charts
4
Maff rating
4
Defrosting
24
Cooking vegetables
26
Cooking fish
26
Safety Instructions
5
Grilling table
27
Utensil safety
5
Combined Microwave and Grilling table
27
Testing suitability of cookware
5
Foil containers
6
Care and cleaning
28
Food safety
6
Care and cleaning (grill)
28
Safety instructions when cooking by Grill
7
Cleaning the accessories (turntable, support
Oven utensils and accessories guide
8
(turntable, support and rack)
28
Cleaning the interior
28
Cleaning the exterior
28
Service and Spare Parts
29
Description of the microwave oven and accessories
The microwave oven
9
Accessories
10
Control panel
11
Guarantee Conditions
Before using your microwave oven for the first time
Standard guarantee conditions
30
Cleaning
12
Exclusions
30
Setting the clock
12
General operating instructions
13
How to operate your microwave oven
Microwave cooking
15
Microwave setting guide
16
Minute timer with alarm
16
Grill cooking
17
Microwave and Grill cooking
18
Automatic programmes
19
Auto Defrost
19
Automatic Cooking Programmes
21
Combination cooking Microwave and Grill
22
Quick Start
22
Child Lock
23
Microwave Hints
23
For the installer
Installation
Electrical connections
2
31
Build-In model
32
Connecting to the mains
32
Technical data
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Before using your microwave oven
book is supplied with the appliance so that the new
owner can become acquainted with the functioning of
the appliance and the relevant warnings. Please ensure
you have read the whole instruction book before using
the appliance and that you follow the recommendations
given.
Read through the instruction manual carefully. The following instructions have been prepared so that you can
get the best from your new Electrolux microwave oven.
It is important that this instruction book is retained with
the appliance for future reference. Should the appliance
be sold or transferred to another owner, or if you move
house and leave the appliance, always ensure that the
Unpacking
a protection foil. If so, you must remove this foil before
using the oven. Do not leave packing material so that
small children can play with it. This can be hazardous.
N.B. When you unpack the oven, check that the product is free from damage. Damage or any missing parts
must be reported immediately to the retailer. The oven,
parts of the oven or the accessories may be wrapped by
MAFF RATING
Explanation of the heating category label for microwave ovens and small packs of food
(up to 500g / 1 lb, typical of ready meals for 1 or 2 people)
as agreed by MAFF (the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)
in conjunction with food and Microwave Oven manufacturers.
900W
E
Power Rating in Watts
Heating Category
Microwave Symbol
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Safety instructions
end. It switches off automatically after 3 minutes.
• Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not
leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in the
cavity when not in use.
If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug the
appliance and keep the door closed in order to
stifle any flames. Never use water.
Only allow children to use the microwave without supervision when adequate instructions have
been given so that the child is able to use the
microwave in a safe way and understands the
hazards of improper use.
• The built-in safety interlock switches prevent
the microwave oven from operating when the door
is open.
• Do not tamper with them, or attempt to operate the oven
with the door open as open door operation can result
in exposure to microwave energy.
• Do not allow food spills or cleaner residue to accumulate on door sealing surfaces. See the Cleaning and
Care section for cleaning instructions.
• It is particularly important that the oven door closes properly and that there is no damage to the:
(1) door (warped), (2) hinges and latches (broken or
insecure), (3) door seals and sealing surface.
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Utensil safety
If the door, hinges/latches or door seals are
damaged, the microwave must not be operated
until it has been repaired by an authorized service engineer.
• Most glass, glass ceramic and heat-resistant glassware utensils are excellent for use in the microwave
oven. Although microwave energy will not heat most
glass and ceramic items, these utensils can become
hot as heat transfers from the food to the container.
Use oven gloves to remove dishes.
It is hazardous for anyone other than factory
trained service personnel to service or make
adjustments to this oven. Contact your local
Electrolux Service Force Centre if service should
be required.
Testing suitability of cookware
• Place the cookware in the microwave along with a
glass half full of water. Heat on 900W (100%) for one
minute. If the cookware feels hot, you should not use
it. If it is just slightly warm, you can use it for reheating
but not for cooking. If the dish is room temperature, it
is suitable for microwave cooking.
• Paper napkins, wax paper, paper towels, plates,
cups, cartons, freezer wrap and cardboard are great
convenience utensils. Always be sure containers are
filled with food to absorb energy and thus avoid the
possibility of overheating.
• Many plastic dishes, cups, freezer containers and
plastic wraps may be used in the microwave oven.
Follow manufacturer’s instructions when using plastics in the oven. Avoid using plastic utensils with foods
that have high fat or sugar content since these foods
reach high temperatures and could melt some plastics.
• Do not leave the oven unattended, heating or cooking
food in plastic, paper or other combustible containers.
If smoke is observed, keep door closed, switch the
oven off or disconnect oven until smoke stops.
• Do not remove the outer case, door or control panel at
any time. Doing so may cause exposure to extremely
high voltage.
• Install or locate this oven only in accordance with
‘installation instructions’ found in this manual.
• Use the appliance for its intended use as described in
this manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals in this
appliance. This type of oven is specifically designed
to heat, cook, or defrost food. It is not designed for
industrial or laboratory use neither for commercial use
as this will invalidate the guarantee.
• Do not operate the oven without the turntable correctly
positioned nor empty. If food or water is not present to
absorb the microwave energy, the magnetron tube
can be damaged.
• Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use this
product near water.
• Do not attempt to dry clothing or newspapers in the
microwave oven. These items can ignite.
• In order to evacuate moisture, your appliance is fitted
with a delayed ventilation function. Depending on the
applied cooking mode (solo / grill / combination), the
oven ventilation will continue to operate after the cooking
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Food safety
• Metal containers and containers with metallic trim
should not be used in the microwave oven, unless
specifically recommended for microwave use.
• Containers with restricted openings, such as bottles,
should not be used for microwave cooking.
• Use caution when removing a lid or cover from a dish
to avoid steam burns.
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Foil containers
Shallow foil containers may safely be used to reheat
foods in your microwave oven providing the following rules are observed:
1. Foil containers should not be more than 3 cm (1 1/4”)
deep.
2. Foil lids must not be used.
3. The foil containers must be at least two-thirds full of
food. Empty containers must never be used.
4. Foil containers should be used singly in the microwave
oven and should not be allowed to touch the sides. If
your oven has a metal turntable or cooking rack, the
foil container should be placed on an upturned ovenproof plate.
5. Foil containers should never be re-used in the
microwave oven.
6. If the microwave oven has been in use for
15 minutes or more, allow it to cool before using it
again.
7. The container and turntable may become hot during
use, take great care when removing either from the
oven. It is advisable to use an oven cloth or glove
when doing so.
8. Remember when using an aluminium foil container
that the reheating or cooking times may be longer
than you are used to, always ensure that the food is
piping hot before serving.
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Do not heat food in a can in the microwave oven.
Always remove the food to a suitable container.
Deep fat frying should not be done in the microwave
oven, because the fat temperature cannot be controlled, hazardous situations can result.
Popcorn may be prepared in the microwave oven,
but only in special packages or utensils designed
specifically for this purpose. This cooking operation should never be unattended.
Pierce foods with non-porous skins or membranes to
prevent steam build-up and bursting. Apples, potatoes, chicken livers, and egg yolks are examples of
items that should be pierced.
The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars are
to be stirred or shaken and the temperature is to be
checked before consumption, in order to avoid
burns.
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When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and
beverages in your microwave oven, overheating
the liquid beyond boiling point can occur without
evidence of bubbling. This could result in a sudden boil over of the hot liquid. To prevent this
possibility the following steps should be taken:
1. Avoid using straight-sided containers with narrow
necks.
2. Do not overheat.
3. Stir the liquid before placing the container in the
oven and again halfway through the heating time.
4. After heating, allow to stand in the oven for a short
time, stirring again before carefully removing the
container.
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Some products such as whole eggs and sealed
containers – for example, closed glass jars –
may explode and should not be heated in this
oven. Occasionally, poached eggs may explode
during cooking. Always pierce the yolk, then
cover and allow standing time of one minute
before removing cover.
Keep these instructions!
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Safety instructions when cooking by grill
1. The glass viewing window may break if water is spilled
on it during grilling.
2. Be sure to use an oven glove when loading and
unloading the oven. Containers get very hot in the
oven, so be careful not to burn yourself. The turntable
and metal rack also get very hot so be sure to use an
oven glove when handling them.
3. Do not touch the inner or outer viewing window with
metal components when loading or unloading the
oven. The inside of the door and oven get very hot so
take care when attending food in the oven.
4. Do not put the turntable or containers in cold water or
try to cool them quickly after use.
5. Do not place items on top of the cabinet. The top of
the cabinet gets very hot, so anything placed on it may
be damaged by the heat.
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It is quite normal for steam to be emitted around
the door, or for misting to occur on the door, or
even for water droplets to appear below the door
during the cooking cycle. This is merely condensation from the heat of the food and does
not affect the safety of your oven. The door is
not intended to seal the oven cavity completely.
• Do not force the turntable to rotate by hand.
This may cause malfunctioning.
• Arcing in the oven during microwave operation
usually occurs from use of metallic utensils.
Continuous arcing, however, can damage the
unit. Stop the programme and check the utensil.
• Care should be taken not to obstruct any air
vents located on the top, rear, side and bottom
of the oven.
Do not use this oven for commercial purposes.
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Oven utensils and accessories guide
choose appropriate utensils and materials for each
cooking method. The list below is a general guide.
A variety of utensils and materials may be used for
cooking in your microwave oven. For your safety
and to prevent damaging utensils and your oven
Material
Utensils
Microwave
Cooking
Grill
Cooking
Microwave &
Grill cooking
Ceramic & Glass
Heat resistant
glass ware
Glass ware with
metal decoration
Lead crystal glass
Corning ware
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
China
Without metal
decoration
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
Microwave oven
heat-proof wear
Plastic wrap
YES
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
Metal
Metal baking pan
Aluminium foil*
NO
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
Paper
Cups, plates, towels
YES
NO
NO
Waxed paper
YES
NO
NO
Wood
NO
NO
NO
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
Pottery
Plastic
Accessories
Grill rack
Turntable
Turntable support
YES: Utensils and accessories to use
NO: Utensils and accessories to avoid
*NOTE: Use aluminium foil only for shielding purposes, overuse may cause arcing.
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Description of the microwave oven and accessories
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The microwave oven
1 Cooking compartment.
2 Viewing window.
3 Oven door.
4 Door catch.
5 Safety interlock system.
6 Control panel.
7 Grill element.
8 Door open button.
9 Drive shaft for turntable.
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Accessories
Turntable and turntable support
The turntable and turntable support should be installed as
shown in the diagram. Take care to ensure the turntable support
is properly in place.
The turntable may turn clockwise or counterclockwise during
operation. Do not rotate the turntable manually, as you could
damage the drive system.
Rack
For the use with the grill function, to brown shallow dishes.
It has to be postioned on the centre of the turntable.
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Control panel
1
1. Display window – showing time of day, cooking
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time and weight.
2. Power knob – for desired microwave power level.
3. Timer knob – to select cooking time or weight.
4. Grill.
2
5. Auto – for Automatic cooking programmes.
6. Auto Defrost by weight.
7. Stop/Clear – to cancel or interrupt a cooking programme.
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8. Start – to start desired programme and to start
the Quick start programme.
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9. Door open.
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7
6
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9
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Before using your microwave oven for the first time
Cleaning
Before you first use the appliance, remove all the accessories (including the turntable and turntable support)
from the cooking area. Wash the accessories in warm
water and washing up liquid. Wipe the cooking space
with a soft, damp cloth.
Wipe over the front of the appliance with a damp cloth.
Do not use abrasive cleaning agents (these can damage
the surface). For stainless steel fronts use a suitable
stainless steel cleaning agent that leaves a protective
film against fingerprints.
Setting the clock
Plug the appliance into the mains. The display starts to flash
"00:00".
The dots between the digits
will flash rapidly.
Example: To set 12:15:
The dots between the digits flash slowly.
Set the time of day with the Timer knob.
Confirm by pressing either the Start button or the
Clear button.
The time of the day is displayed.
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12:15
The appliance is now ready for use.
The Timer knob can be turned clockwise (to increase) or counterclockwise (to decrease).
The time of day can be changed at any time by pressing the Start button for five seconds, turning the Timer
knob and confirming with the Start-or Clear button.
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General operating instructions
Action
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1. Press door open button.
The door opens.
2. Place food in the cooking space.
3. Shut the door.
An audible click will be heard when the door is shut.
If the door is not shut properly the appliance will not
function.
4. Select the cooking functions and time
Turn the timer knob clockwise to increase and
according to the instructions given in the
counterclockwise to decrease time.
following pages.
5. Press the Start button.
The appliance starts. The display shows the selected
cooking time, and counts down in seconds. When grilling, the signal light representing this operating mode
lights up.
6. End of cooking sequence.
The end of the cooking sequence is indicated by an
audible tone. The appliance and the interior light will
switch off. The time of day appears in the display.
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If the oven is not started within 4 minutes, the settings are automatically cancelled and the time of day
reappears in the display.
If maximum cooking time setting "6 0 : 0 0 " is exceeded during the setting, the display shows "0 0 : 0 0 ".
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Action
Comments
1. Interrupting the cooking process (e.g. for stirring):
The cooking operation stops. In the display, the
Open the door by pressing the door button.
two dots between the digits flash. The selected
settings are unaffected.
2. Shut the door and press the Start button.
The countdown will continue.
3. Cancelling the programme :
The cooking process is cancelled. The appliance and
Press the Clear button.
the interior lighting switch off. Time of day is displayed.
4. Modifying the selected cooking time:
The cooking time in the display changes.
turn the Timer knob clockwise or counterclockwise.
5. Modifing the selected microwave power:
The new power setting is displayed for 5 seconds.
Rotate the Power knob.
The cooking process continues with the new power
setting.
6. Operating of the grill:
G r i l l " and " O n l y " are displayed successively for
"G
Press the Grill button.
0,5 seconds seconds
each. When working with grill
and microwave power (e. g. 900 W),
G r i l l " and
"G
9 0 0 ) are
the chosen microwave power (9
displayed
successively for 0,5 seconds each.
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If the new selection reaches "0 0 : 0 0 " in the display, the cooking time is over and an audible signal will be
heard. The appliance and the interior lighting switch off. During a cooking process, the cooking time can be
increased to a maximum of 60 minutes.
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How to operate your microwave oven
Microwave cooking
This basic microwave cooking method allows you to
Foods with high moisture content should be cooked on
cook food for a desired time. In addition to the maximum
maximum power, as this is the fastest cooking method
power level, you can select 9 different microwave power
and maintains the natural flavour and texture of the
levels, 80W to 900W.
foods.
Example: To cook at 900W for 1 min 15 secs:
1. Set the required microwave power by
turning the Power knob.
The time of day disappears from the
display and the selected microwave
power appears.
900
Turn to the left = lower power
Turn to the right = higher power
2. Set the required cooking time by
01:15
turning the Timer knob. The chosen
time appears in the display.
3. Press the Start button.
01:14
The selected time starts to count down.
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Cooking time can be set as follows:
from 0 to 2 min in 5 second steps
from 2 to 5 min in 10 second steps
from 5 to 10 min in 20 second steps
from 10 to 20 min in 30 second steps
starting from 20 min in 1 min steps
Maximum programme length is 60 minutes.
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Metal items must be kept at least 2 cm from the oven sides and the oven door.
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Microwave setting guide
900W
– heating liquids
700W
– to start roasting, stewing, etc.
– cooking vegetables
– cooking dishes
600W
– defrosting and heating of deep frozen ready made meals
500W
– heating refrigerated ready made meals
– finish cooking casseroles
– cooking egg based dishes
450W
– finish cooking casseroles
350W
– cooking of delicate dishes
250W
– heating baby food in glass jar
– soaking rice
– heating delicate dishes
– melting of gelatin
150W
80W
– defrosting meat, fish and bread
– defrosting cheese, cream and butter
– defrosting cakes with cream or butter icing
– to let dough rise
– warming cold dishes, drinks, softening butter
Minute timer with alarm
The minute timer with alarm can also be used as a
general purpose reminder. The timer works without
selecting a cooking function.
How to set:
1. Select the microwave power " 0 " using
the Power knob (all the way to the left)
and ensure the grill is off.
2. Set the required time with the Timer knob.
The time of day disappears from the display
and the selected length of time appears.
3. Press the Start button. The pre-set time
will start to count down. An audible signal
will sound when the timer has finished
counting down.
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Grill cooking
This method is ideal for toasting bread or muffins.
Remember the oven will be hot, always use oven
gloves. Place shallow dishes on grilling rack.
Cooking time can be set to a maximum of 60 minutes.
Example: Set oven to Grill for 20 minutes with Grill:
1. Turn the Power knob until it displays " 0 ".
The time of day disappears.
0
2. Set the required grilling time by using
20:00
the Timer knob.
3. Press the button for the grill function. The
GéiTT
signal light for grill comes on. G r i l l and
Ohl Y
O n l y appear alternatively in the display.
4. Press the Start button. The pre-set time will
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start to count down.
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If you press the grill button while grilling, the oven turns off. The clock time appears in the display.
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Microwave and Grill cooking
This function allows you to combine the advantages of
the speed and convenience of a Microwave with the
browning and crisping benefits of a Grill.
Example: Set Microwave and Grill Cooking using Grill with Microwave power 900W
for 20 minutes:
1. Set the required microwave power output
900
using the Power knob.
The time of day disappears from the display.
The selected microwave power appears in the display (in watts).
20:00
2. Set the required time using the Timer knob.
3. Press the button for Grill function.
GéiTT
G r i l l a n d 9 0 0 appear alternatively
900
in the display. The signal light comes on.
4. Press the Start button. The pre-set time will
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start to count down.
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If you press the grill button while grilling, the grill turns off and the signal light for grill goes off.
The appliance functions in microwave mode only.
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Automatic Programmes
Programmes for defrosting
and cooking
are
avail-able. After having selected the programme, merely
enter the weight of the dish, the rest of the programming
is done automatically. The following gives you an overview of what food can be defrosted, cooked or combination cooked with which programme.
Auto Defrost
The Auto Defrost by Weight feature is an accurate defrosting method for frozen meat, poultry, or fish.
Progr.
Food
categories
Examples
Weight from – up to
J 1
Poultry 1
Poultry (whole or portions)
100 – 2000 g
J 2
Meat
Pork roast, Goulash
100 – 2000 g
J 3
Fish
Fish (whole or fillets)
100 – 1000 g
J 4
Delicate cakes
Cream pie
100 – 1000 g
and pastries
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Cover legs and wings with aluminium foils before defrosting.
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Unpack the frozen dish, place on top of a small overturned dish set inside a larger one to hold the liquid from
defrosting. Follow our recommended standing time (general rule: standing time = defrosting time). A triple
beep will sound halfway through defrost time. Turn or mix dish and, if possible, break up into pieces.
Let the oven cool down for 15 minutes after using the grill if you wish to use an automatic defrost programme.
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Example: To defrost a 1.0 Kg of Chicken:
1. Press the button for Automatic Defrost
j- 1
until J 1 appears in the display.
2. Use the Timer/weight knob to set the weight.
1000
3. Press the Start button. The display shows
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the defrost time.
4. If you want to modify the settings,
press the Clear button and start again.
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Midway through the programme, three short beeps will be heard. Stir or turn the food item at this time.
The programme is not interrupted.
Defrosting Tips
1. It is better to underestimate defrosting time if you are
6. Place food in a larger container than that in which it
unsure. Food will continue to defrost during the stan-
was frozen, this will allow for easy stirring.
ding time.
7. Begin thawing poultry, breast side down and turn
2. Separate food as soon as possible.
over halfway through defrosting time or at pause.
3. Turn large items, e.g. joints, halfway through the
Delicate areas such as wing tips can be shielded
defrosting time, or at pause.
with small pieces of smooth foil.
4. Remove any thawed food as soon as possible.
8. Standing time is very important, particularly for large,
5. Remove or open any packaging before defrosting.
dense
foods
which
cannot
be
stirred
to
ensure that the centre is completely defrosted
before cooking.
Manual defrosting
For manual defrosting (without using Auto Defrost features) use 150W. To speed up the defrosting of dense foods over
450g (1lb), the oven may be started on full power for 1–3 minutes, then be reduced to 150W until defrosting is complete.
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Automatic Cooking Programmes
Progr.
Food
categories
Examples
Weight from – up to
C 1
Fresh vegetables I
Brussels sprouts, cabagge, carrots, celeriac
100 – 1000 g
C 2
Fresh vegetables II
Corgettes, leeks, potatoes, spinach, fennel,
cauliflower, broccoli
C 3
Frozen vegetables
100 – 1000 g
Carrots, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, leeks,
corgettes, spinach, broccoli
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100 – 1000 g
Cook covered, in a heat-resistant glass dish, whenever possible. A triple beep rings halfway through cook
time. If cooking over 500 g of vegetables, stir once or twice.
Please add water in the following amounts:
– for fresh vegetables (I+II): 100 – 500 g: 3 – 6 tablespoons / 500 – 1000 g: 9 – 12 tablespoons.
– for frozen vegetables: 100 – 500 g: 3 – 9 tablespoons / 500 – 1000 g: 9 – 15 tablespoons.
Example: To cook 500 g Fresh Vegetables I:
1. Press the button for Automatic Cooking
C1
programme until C 1 appears in the display.
2. Use the Timer/weight knob to set the weight.
500
3. Press the Start button.
14:00
The display shows the time.
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Combination cooking Microwave and Grill
Progr.
Food
categories
Weight
from – up to
Comments
CG1
Chicken 1 (fresh)
200 – 2000 g
If cooking a dish weighing over 500 g, 3 beeps
Chicken in pieces
remind you to turn the food halfway through the
cooking time.
CG2
Pork roast 2 (fresh)
400 – 1200 g
See above.
CG3
Gratin 3
200 – 2000 g
If cooking a dish weighing 200 – 500 g, you
should place the dish on the grill rack.
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If cooking a weight from 1000 – 1400 g, please use a deep heat-resistant dish, directly on the turntable,
do not cover. Set chicken pieces directly on the rack.
2
The pork roast should be cooked in a deep heat-resistant dish, set directly on the turntable. Do not cover.
3
Enter the total weight of the dish.
The automatic cooking times are calculated for foods at +5° C (e.g. refrigerated foods)
The weight can be set as follows:
– from 100 to 1000 g in 25 g-steps,
– from 1000 to 2000 g in 50 g-steps.
For all dishes not covered by automatic programmes, enter manually microwave output power and time according
to cook tables.
Quick Start
How to set
The Quick Start function provides full microwave power
from 30 seconds up to 2 minutes and 30 seconds, in
30 second intervals.
Example: Heating a cup of water (1 min 30 s):
1. Press the Start/Quick button three times.
01:30
The time appears in the display
and the appliance starts to work.
2. You may increase the time by 30 second
intervals while the programme is running
up to a limit of 2 minutes and 30 seconds
by pressing the Start/Quick button.
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Child lock
This oven is equipped with a Child Lock Safety feature to prevent accidental operation by children.
How to set :
First press the Clear button 5 times, then press the Start button.
L O C ".
The display shows "L
LOC
The safety lock prevents the oven from operating. There will be no
effect if you turn either knob or any button.
How to cancel :
Press the Clear button 5 times, then press the Start button. A beep
will then sound. The time of the day will appear in the display again
and the appliance will function as normal.
Microwave Hints
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Always keep the oven clean – avoid spill-overs and
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do not forget to clean under the glass tray and the
serole and try to cut the food into even-sized pieces.
inside of the door.
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Always place the food in the centre of the oven.
Preferably use round or oval casseroles with a
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lid when cooking in your microwave oven.
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Do not use metal or metal decorated casserole
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Always set a shorter cooking time than indicated in
dishes. Certain plastic materials can melt and be
your recipe to avoid overcooking. The larger the
warped by hot food.
amount of food the longer it takes.
Cover the food when cooking. Use a glass lid,
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Use little or no water for vegetables.
a plate or grease proof paper.
•
Use less salt and spices than for ‘normal’ cooking.
Pastry, bread and the like can be defrosted directly
•
Season afterwards.
in a bread basket or on a paper towel.
•
Allow a few minutes ‘standing’ time after the oven
If frozen food is heated in its packaging, the packa-
has switched off to ensure complete and even cook-
ging should be opened. Packaging containing metal
ing results.
•
fically recommended for use in the microwave.
Always ensure food is piping hot throughout before
serving.
Remove metal clips and wire ties.
•
Smaller pieces of aluminium foil can be used
Use gloves when taking dishes and food from the
oven.
to cover parts that easily overcook such as
chicken legs.
•
The food will be more evenly cooked if you stir or turn
it regularly.
or metal decoration must not be used unless speci-
•
Put large, thick pieces close to the edge of the cas-
Food with peel or skin should be pierced with
a fork – e.g. potatoes and sausages. Do not boil
eggs in the microwave oven as they can explode.
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Char t s
Defrosting
Dish
Weight
(in g)
Power
(Watt)
500
150
Duration Standing
(min) time (min)
Remarks/Hints
Meat
Whole meat
10–15
10–15
Turn once. Cover fatty parts with aluminium
foil midway through.
Steak
200
150
4–6
5–10
Turn once.
Mixed chopped meat
500
150
9–14
5-10
Remove defrosted chopped meat midway
through programme.
Poultry
Chicken
1000
150
20–30
15–30
Turn once. Cover legs and wings with aluminium foil midway through.
Duck
1500
2000
150
150
35–45
50–60
40–60
40–60
As for chicken.
Whole fish
500
150
10–15
15–20
Turn once. Cover fins with aluminium foil.
Shrimps/Crab
250
150
6–8
15–20
Stir thoroughly after half the defrosting time.
500
150
15–20
15–20
Remove any aluminium foil wrapping.
Fish
Dairy produce
Cottage cheese
Divide and stir frozen pieces from time to time.
Butter
250
150
2–3
15–20
Remove any aluminium foil wrapping.
Cheese
250
150
2–4
20-30
Turn once.
Cream
200 ml
150
6–8
15–20
Remove any aluminium foil wrapping.
Stir frozen from time to time.
Fruit
Strawberries
500
150
7-9
10–15
Defrost in a covered container, turn once.
Cherries
250
150
5–7
5–10
As for strawberries.
Black currants
250
150
5–7
10–15
As for strawberries.
Rapberries
250
150
4–6
5–10
As for strawberries.
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Defrosting
Description
Weight
(in g)
Power
(Watt)
Duration Standing
(min) time (min)
Remarks/Hints
4 units
150
1–3
3–5
Set on a paper towel, turn once.
1 slice
150
15”–30”
3–5
Defrost in a covered container.
500
150
6’–8’
15–20
Cover cutting surface.
300
80
2–3
5–10
Set on a paper towel, cover.
Bread
Rolls (50 g)
Whole meal,
mixed, rye
Loaf
(60–80 g)
Pastry
Dry cakes e.g. cakes
with short crust pastry
Fruit flans baked
on a baking sheet
1 slice cheese cake
400–450
80
4–8
10–20
400
80
4–8
10–20
As for dry cakes.
400
80
3–5
10–20
As for dry cakes.
300–400
80
2–4
10–20
Begin defrosting of cakes in the appli-
1 slice covered
apple tart
Cream and buttercream layer cakes
ance, then remove.
Melting food
Chocolate/toppings
100
700
2–3
Butter
50
900
15”–45”
Break up into pieces, stir from time to time.
To warm set time for 30 sec. longer.
Heating of refrigerated food and drink
1 jar baby food
125–250
450
30”–50”
2–3
Heat jar without lid. Stir after warming.
Check temperature.
1 ready meal on a plate
350–400
900
2–3
2–3
Heat in a covered container. Place gravy
alongside in a cup.
1 portion of meat
150
900
45”–1’
2–3
All meat, except breaded meat, should
be heated in a covered container.
1 portion vegetables,
potatoes or rice
1 cup soup
200
900
1–1’30”
2–3
Heat in covered container, stir once.
200 ml
900
1’20”–2’
2–3
Heat clear soup uncovered, cover thick
soups. Stir.
Drinks
Milk or baby food
200 ml
900
35”–45”
2–3
Remove any lids. Stir after warming !
Boil 1 cup water
180 ml
900
1’30”–2’
2–3
Stir instant coffee or tea when the water
has stopped boiling.
1 cup milk
200 ml
900
1’50”–2’
2–3
Heat milk till it is just hot enough to
1 cup coffee (reheat)
200 ml
900
45”–55”
2–3
Stir. Check temperature!
drink. Stir.
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Description
Weight
(in g)
Power
(Watt)
Duration Standing
(min) time (min)
Remarks/Hints
Defrosting and heating of frozen convenience foods
1 portion meat
with gravy
150
700
2–4
2–3
Heat in a covered container.
Stir now and again.
1 portion meat with
vegetables, garnish
350–450
700
7–14
2–3
As for meat with gravy.
Cooking vegetables
Cook all vegetables in a covered container.
Description
Weight
(in g)
Liquid
added
Power
(Watt)
Duration Standing
(min) time (min)
Remarks/Hints
Cauliflower
500
1/8 l
900
8–10
2
Dot with butter.
Frozen broccoli
300
1/8 l
900
7–9
2
Stalks facing outwards.
Cut into slices.
Mushrooms
250
none
900
4–6
2
Frozen peas & carrots
300
½ cup
900
7–9
2
Carrots
250
2–3 tsp
900
6–8
2
Cut into cubes or slices.
Potatoes
250
2–3 tsp
900
4–6
2
Peel and quarter.
Red/Green peppers
250
none
900
4–6
2
Cut into cubes or slices.
Leeks
250
½ cup
900
4–6
2
Cut into rings or pieces.
300
½ cup
900
7–9
2
Frozen Brussels
Sprouts
Cooking fish
Description
Weight
(in g)
Power
(Watt)
Duration Standing
(min) time (min)
Remarks/Hints
Fish fillets
500
500
6–8
2
Whole fish
800
1. 900
3–5
3
Cover during cooking.
2. 450
9-11
3
Cover flat parts with aluminium foil.
Cook covered. Turn halfway through
the cooking time.
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The times stated here are for guidance only.
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Grilling table
Description
Weight
(in g)
Accessories
Time
(min)
Mackerels
600–800
Rack
18–24
Sardines
6–8 pieces
Rack
20–25
6–8 pieces
Rack
20–26
Fish
Meat
Sausages 1
Frozen chopped meat
2 pieces
2 Rump steaks
400 each
Rack
20–30
Toast 1
4 slices
Rack
2–4
Toasted snacks
2 slices
Rack
5–10
1
18–20
Others
Grill level 3 for all of the above
1
First preheat the oven for 2½ minutes.
i
The grill temperatures and times given are for guidance only.
Grilling is ideal for flat pieces of meat and fish.
Unless otherwise stated, the settings given in the table are for use in cold oven.
Flat foods should be turned only once. Larger, rounder pieces should be turned more often.
Fish are best placed head to tail on the rack.
Combined Microwave and Grilling table
Description
Weigh
(in g)
Accessories
from base
Shelf level
power (Watt)
Microwave
(min)
Time
Noodle
500 g
shallow dish
Turntable
250
12–17
casserole
noodles
Potatoes
au gratin
800 g
potatoes
shallow dish
Turntable
900
20–25
Lasagne
800 g
shallow dish
Turntable
900
20–25
Meatloaf
500 g
deep dish
Turntable
600
14–16
2 bowls
soup bowls
Turntable
450
4–6
Onion soup
au gratin
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The ranges of time given are for guidance only, as they depend upon the composition and the size of the
item being cooked, as well as the desired finish.
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Care and cleaning
Cleaning the exterior
The oven must always be clean. Residue of food from
spill-overs or spatters will absorb microwave energy
Open the oven door when cleaning the control panel.
causing it to burn on. This could reduce the efficiency of
This will prevent the oven from being turned on acci-
the oven and may cause unpleasant odours. Do not
dentally. You should clean outside surfaces of the oven
attempt to tamper with or make any adjustments or
with mild liquid detergent and water followed by a wiping
repairs to any part of the oven. Repairs should only be
with clear water to remove any excess detergent. Dry
made by an authorised service engineer.
!
with a soft cloth. Pay special attention to the door seal
Be sure the oven is off or the unit is unplugged
and front of the cavity which must be kept clean at all
before cleaning.
times. If these surfaces are damaged because of excessive soiling, call in a specialised technician before using
Cleaning the accessories
your microwave oven.
(turnable, support and rack)
Spray-on window cleaners or all purpose spray-on kit-
Clean them with mild detergent after removing them
chen cleaners can also be used. Never use abrasive
from the cavity. The turntable support should be care-
cleaners, scouring pads or harsh chemicals on outside
fully handled.
surfaces of your oven. To prevent damage to the wor-
!
The inside of the oven and turntable get very
king parts, do not allow water to seep into ventilation
hot, so do not touch them immediately after use.
openings.
Cleaning the interior
Soilage that is allowed to remain on the oven walls, door
seal and door surface will absorb microwave energy,
reduce the efficiency of the oven, and possibly damage
the oven interior.
Use mild, liquid detergent, warm water and a soft, clean
cloth to remove soilage. NEVER USE ABRASIVE CLEANERS, COMMERCIAL OVEN CLEANERS OR STEEL
WOOL PADS ON ANY PART OF THE MICROWAVE
OVEN.
To loosen difficult soilage, boil a cup of water in the
microwave oven for 2 or 3 minutes. NEVER USE A
KNIFE OR ANY UTENSIL TO REMOVE SOILAGE FROM
OVEN SURFACES.
To remove odours from the oven interior, boil a cup of
water plus 2 tablespoons of lemon juice for 5 minutes.
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Service and spare parts
Service and Spare parts
If the appliance does not function correctly, please
carry out the following checks before contacting
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you
your local Service Force Centre.
wish to purchase spare parts, please contact your local
Electrolux Service Force Centre by telephoning:
If the oven does not come on:
0870 5 929929
• Check the appliance is connected correctly.
• Check that the oven is plugged in properly.
• Replace the fuse in the plug, if required, with another of
Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the
the same rating and check that the plug has been
Service Force Centre covering your post code area.
wired correctly.
For the address of your local Service Force Centre and
• Check that the socket switch and/or the switch from
further information about Service Force, please visit the
the mains supply to the oven are ON.
website at www.serviceforce.co.uk
• Check that the socket is receiving power, by plugging
Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you have
in an appliance you know to be working.
made the above checks.
• Check that the the fuse in the fuse box is intact.
When you contact the Service Force Centre you will
need to give the following details:
If the microwave does not function:
1. Your name, address and post code
• The child safety lock may have been set.
2. Your telephone number
• Check the controls are set correctly.
3. Clear and concise details of the fault
• Check settings/procedures against the instruction
4. The model and serial number of the appliance
booklet.
• Check the door closes properly (if food particles or
(found on the rating plate)
other objects have become stuck inside the door, it will
5. The purchase date
not close properly and microwave cooking will not take
place).
In-guarantee customers should ensure the necessary
• Check the start pad has been depressed.
checks have been made as the engineer will make a
charge if the problem is not a mechanical or electri-
IMPORTANT:
cal breakdown.
If you call out an engineer to a fault listed above, or
to repair a fault caused by incorrect use or instal-
Please note that proof of purchase will be required
lation, a charge will be made even if the appliance
for in-guarantee calls.
is under guarantee.
Customer care
For general enquiries concerning your Electrolux appliance or for further information on Electrolux products,
please contact our Customer Care Department by letter
or telephone at the address below or visit our website at
www.electrolux.co.uk:
Customer Care Department
Electrolux
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire
SL1 1DZ
0 8705 950950 (*)
*calls to this number may be recorded for training purposes.
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Guarantee conditions
Standard guarantee conditions
Exclusions
We, Electrolux, undertake that if within 12 months of
This guarantee does not cover:
the date of the purchase this Electrolux appliance or any
• Damage or calls resulting from transportation, im-
part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of
proper use or neglect, the replacement of any light
faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our option
bulbs or removable parts of glass or plastic.
repair or replace the same FREE OF CHARGE for
• Costs incurred for calls to put right machines im-
labour, materials or carriage on condition that:
properly installed or calls to machines outside the
• The appliance has been correctly installed and used
United Kingdom.
only on the electricity supply stated on the rating plate.
• Appliances found to be in use within a commercial or
• The appliance has been used for normal domestic
similar environment, plus those which are subject to ren-
purposes only, and in accordance with the manufac-
tal agreements.
• Products of Electrolux manufacture which are not mar-
turer’s instructions.
keted by Electrolux.
• The appliance has not been serviced, maintained,
repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any
European Guarantee
person not authorised by us.
• All service work under this guarantee must be underta-
If you should move to another country within Europe
ken by an Electrolux service centre.
then your guarantee moves with you to your new home
• Any appliance or defective part replaced shall become
subject to the following qualifications:
the Company’s property.
•
• This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and
The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product.
other legal rights.
•
The guarantee is for the same period and to the same
extent for labour and parts as exist in the new country of use for this brand or range of products.
•
This guarantee relates to you and cannot be
trans-ferred to another user.
•
Your new home is within the European Community
(EC) or European Free Trade Area.
•
The product is installed and used in accordance
with our instructions and is only used domestically,
i.e. a normal household.
The electrical supply complies with the specification
given in the rating label.
•
The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new country.
Before you move, please contact your nearest
Customer Care centre, listed below, to give them details
of your new home. They will then ensure that the local
Service Organisation is aware of your move and able to
look after you and your appliances.
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France
Senlis
+33 (0) 3 44 62 29 29
Germany
Nürnberg
+49 (0) 800 234 7378
Italy
Pordenone
+39 (0) 0434 39 4700
Sweden
Stockholm
+46 (0) 8 672 53 90
UK
Slough
+44 (0) 1753 219897
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For the installer
1. Remove any promotion label from the door.
IMPORTANT
2. This oven can be used as a free standing oven or
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance
built-in, into a kitchen cabinet using kit number BF
with the following code:
246. To install the oven in a kitchen cabinet follow the
GREEN AND YELLOW
instructions supplied with the building-in kit.
The oven should be installed on a flat, level surface. The
surface must be strong enough to safely bear the
weight (18 kg) of the oven, and the contents. To avoid
EARTH
BLUE
NEUTRAL
BROWN
LIVE
If you fit your own plug, the colours of the wires in the
the possibility of causing vibration or noise the oven
mains lead of your appliance may not correspond with
must be in a stable position.
the markings identifying the terminals in your plug,
3. Keep the oven away from heat and water. Exposure to
proceed as follows:
heat and water can lower oven efficiency and lead to
malfunctioning, so be sure to install the oven away
from heat and water sources.
GREEN & YELLOW
4. Do not block air vents on the top and the sides of the
13 AMP FUSE
cabinet and also do not place any articles on the top
of the oven. A gap all around the oven is necessary :
140 mm above the oven and any objects, 50 mm on
the sides and 100 mm behind the oven. If air vents
are blocked during operation, the oven may overheat,
and this may lead to malfunctioning. Hot air escapes
from the vents, so be sure not to obstruct it or let curtains come between the oven and the rear wall.
5. Place the oven as far away from radios and TV’s as
BROWN
BLUE
possible. This oven does conform to EEC require-
CORD CLAMP
ments* of radio interference suppression, but some
interference may occur if it is placed too close to a
radio or TV, so keep them as far apart as possible.
Connect the green and yellow (earth) wire to the termi-
6. If positioned in a corner, leave a gap of at least
nal in the plug which is marked with the letter ‘E’ or the
5 cm from the right side wall.
earth symbol (
IMPORTANT! The oven can be placed almost
Connect the blue (neutral) wire to the terminal in the
anywhere in the kitchen. Make sure the oven is
plug which is marked with the letter ‘N’ or coloured
placed on a flat, level surface and that vents as
black.
well as the surface underneath the oven are not blocked
Connect the brown (live) wire to the terminal in the plug
(for sufficient ventilation).
which is marked with the letter ‘L’ or coloured red.
Electrical connections
!
) or coloured green and yellow.
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
The manufacturer declines any liability
should this safety measure not be observed.
f the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not suitable
for your socket outlet, it must be cut off and the appropriate plug fitted.
Remove the fuse from the cut off plug. The cut off
plug should then be disposed of to prevent the hazard
of shocks in case it should be plugged into a 13 Amp
socket in another part of your home.
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Connecting to the mains
The plug moulded on to the lead incorporates a fuse. For
The oven is delivered with the power cord and a plug for
replacement, use a 13 Amp BS1362 fuse. Only ASTA or
240 V, 50Hz, earthed socket outlet.
BSI approved fuses should be used.
Earth protection minimizes the risks should a short-cir-
The plug must not be used if the fuse cover/carrier is
cuit occur. Check to ensure the voltage of the oven mat-
lost. The cover/carrier is indicated by the coloured insert
ches the supply.
at the base of the plug.
N.B. If the oven is connected to the socket via an exten-
A replacement cover/carrier is indicated by the coloured
sion cord, make sure the cord is earthed.
insert at the base of the plug.
A replacement cover/carrier must be obtained from your
!
local Electrolux Service Centre.
This appliance complies with E.E.C. directive No.
This appliance must not be used on a nonearth
protected power supply. Contact an electrician if
you are uncertain regarding electrical connection
87/308 of 2.6.87 relative to radio interference suppres-
of the oven or provision of earth protection of the
sion.
supply.
This appliance must be earthed. If this appliance is fitted with a non-rewirable plug for which
your socket is unsuitable, the plug should be
cut off and the appropriate plug fitted. If it is
necessary to change the fuse in a nonrewirable
plug, the fuse cover must be refitted. If the fuse
cover is lost or damaged, the plug must not be
used until a replacement is obtained.
Build-in model
To install the appliance in a kitchen cabinet, use the
Connect to a plug socket with protective earth contact
appropriate mounting frame. Note the relevant instruc-
and fused with a 13 A-L automatic device or 13 A slow-
tions for installation and connection. When building in to
blowing fuse. When the oven is installed, there must be
a high cabinet, you may use the liftdoor. Note the rele-
a possibility of disconnecting it from mains with a
vant information for installation and connection given in
contact break of at least 3 mm on all poles.
the operating instructions of the lift door.
A suitable size of LS-switch, or a melting or fly-out fuse,
are suitable contact-breakers.
Warning !
Never operate the microwave oven with the lift door
closed. Such operation would damage your appliance
and invalidate the guarantee.
Technical data
Building in kit
Overall dimension
Cavity
Volume
Width
Depth
Height
Width
Depth
Height
BF
540
416
316
350
351
210
246
mm
mm
mm
mm
mm
mm
24 l
Power source
Fuse
Power consumption
(microwave + grill)
Power Output
Grill
Weight
MAFF Rating
31
230-240 V, 50 Hz
13A
2750W
900W
1250W
19 kg
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