Zanussi ZM17M Instruction Manual

MICROWAVE OVEN
ZM17M
USER MANUAL
8221912-72-01
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CONTENTS
Before using your microwave oven
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Safety instructions
– Utensil safety
– Testing suitability of cookware
– Food safety
– Oven utensils and accessories guide
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Unpacking
Installation
– Installation
– Connecting to the mains
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How to operate your microwave oven
– Name and function of parts
– Turntable Installation
– Control panel
– Microwave cooking
– Microwave Power setting Guide
– Kitchen Timer
– Defrosting instructions using 120W
– Microwave Hints
– Care and cleaning
– Cleaning the accessories (turntable and support)
– Cleaning the interior
– Cleaning the exterior
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Technical data
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Service and spare parts
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Electrical Connections
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Congratulations on the
purchase of your new
Microwave Oven
Thank you for having chosen a Zanussi product.
We are convinced that you will find your new microwave oven
very useful and that it will be of great help to you. As with all new
kitchen appliances, it will take some time to learn all the new
functions and features, but with time, this oven will
become indispensable to you.
Before using your
Microwave Oven
Read through the instruction manual carefully.
In order that you can get the best from your new Zanussi
Microwave Oven, the following instructions have been prepared.
Please make sure you read them carefully.
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 book is
supplied with the appliance or that the new owner can
be 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.
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Safety Instructions
• 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.
• Do not operate the oven if it is damaged until it
has been repaired by qualified service
personnel.
• 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.
• It is hazardous for anyone except factory trained
service personnel to service or make adjustments
to this oven. Contact your nearest
authorised service agent should service be
required.
• 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 empty. If food or water
is not present to absorb the microwave energy,
the magnetron tube can be damaged.
• Close supervision is necessary when the oven is
used by children.
• 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.
• Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do
not leave paper products, cooking utensils, or
food in the cavity when not in use.
Utensil safety
• 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. The use of oven
gloves to remove dishes is recommended.
Testing suitability of cookware
• Place the cookware in the microwave along with
a glass half full of water. Heat on 700W (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 oven unattended, and look at it
from time to time when 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.
• Metal utensils and utensils 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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Food safety
NOTE:
• 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.
WARNING: 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.
• 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 the standing time of
one minute before removing cover.
• 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.
This oven is made for domestic use only.
Keep these instructions
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Oven utensils and accessories 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 choose appropriate utensils and materials for each
cooking method. The list below is a general guide.
Material
Utensils
Microwave
Cooking
Ceramic & Glass
Corning ware
Heat resistant
glass ware
Glass ware with
metal decoration
Lead crystal glass
YES
China
Without metal
decoration
Pottery
Plastic
YES
NO
NO
YES
YES
Microwave oven
heat-proof wear
Plastic wrap
YES
YES
Metal
Metal baking pan
Aluminium foil*
NO
YES
Paper
Cups, plates, towels
YES
Waxed Paper
YES
Wood
NO
Accessories
Grill rack
Turntable
Turntable support
NO
YES
YES
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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Unpacking
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 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.
Important! The oven can be placed almost
anywhere in the kitchen. Make sure the oven is
placed on a flat, level surface and that vents as well
as the surface underneath the oven are not blocked
(for sufficient ventilation).
Installation
Connecting to the
mains
* This appliance conforms to the requirements of
EEC Radio Interference Directive 87/308/EEC.
1. Remove any promotion label from the door.
2. Install the oven on a flat, level surface. The
surface must be strong enough to safely bear the
weight (13.5 kg) of the oven, and the contents. To
avoid the possibility of causing vibration or noise
the oven must be in a stable position.
3. Keep the oven away from heat and water.
Exposure to heat and water can lower oven
efficiency and lead to malfunctioning, so be sure to
install the oven away from heat and water sources.
4. Do not block air vents on the top and the sides of
the cabinet and also do not place any articles on
the top of 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 possible. This oven does conform to EEC
requirements* 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.
6. If positioned in a corner, leave a gap of at least
5,0 cm from the walls to meet ventilation demands.
The oven is delivered with the power cord and a
plug for 230V, 50Hz, earthed socket outlet. Earth
protection minimises the risks should a short-circuit
occur. Check to ensure the voltage of the oven
matches the supply.
N.B. If the oven is connected to the socket via an
extension cord, make sure the cord is earthed.
WARNING! This appliance must not be used on
a non-earth protected power supply.
Contact an electrician if you are uncertain regarding
electrical connection of the oven or provision of
earth protection of the supply.
This appliance must be earthed. If this appliance is
fitted with a non-rewireable 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 non-rewireable 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.
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How to operate your microwave oven
Name and function of parts
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2
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4
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Turntable Installation
Cooking compartment. Wipe the
compartment clean after using the oven.
Viewing window. Food can be checked
while the microwave oven is in operation.
Oven door. The door must always be firmly
closed while cooking.
Latch hook.
Safety interlock system.
Control panel.
Turntable. Made of special heat-resistant
glass. Food in a suitable container is placed
on this tray for cooking. Do not use the oven
without the turntable.
Turntable support. Place the support on the
floor of the cooking chamber to support the
turntable.
Drive shaft for turntable.
1. Place the turntable support on the cavity bottom.
2. Place the turntable on top of the turntable
support as shown in the diagram. Make sure that
turntable hub is securely locked in the turntable
shaft. Never place the turntable upside down.
• Both turntable and turntable support must always
be used during cooking.
• All food and containers of food are always placed
on this turntable for cooking.
• This turntable rotates clockwise and
anticlockwise; this is normal.
Turntable
Roller rest
Turntable shaft
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Control panel
Timer
Set for desired cooking time. Cooking
will start. All clockwork timers will operate
more accurately if wound past the desired
time first, and then back.
Power Selector
Adjust this knob to select the correct
power for your food.
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Microwave Cooking
1. Open the door, place the food on the turntable.
Close the door.
2. Set the Power Selector to the desired power
level.(See table below.)
3. Set the Timer to the desired time.
The oven begins cooking.
When cooking for less than 2 minutes, turn the
timer for a longer period and than return to the
desired time.
To turn off the oven during cooking, simply turn
the Timer to 0.
Note: After use, be sure to return the Timer to
0, or the oven will continue to operate.
Microwave Power setting Guide
Power Setting
Suggested use
120W
Defrost
Thawing foods.
Keeping foods warm.
250W
Med low (40%)
Completing the cooking cycle of some casseroles and
stews.
380W
Simmer (60%)
Completing the cooking cycle of pot roasts
Completing the cooking cycle of some casseroles and
stews.
Baked custards or cheese cakes
540W
Reheat (80%)
Baking cakes
Reheating pre-cooked foods
700W
Max Power (100%)
Boiling liquids
Baking fish or vegetables. Preheating a browning dish.
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Defrosting instructions using 120W
Some foods such as bread and fruit, can successfully be thawed manually by using the power setting.
FOOD
PREPARATION
(120W)
STANDING TIME
Place on microwave proof rack or kitchen paper.
Turn over halfway through defrosting time.
Place on microwave proof rack or kitchen paper.
Turn over halfway through defrosting time.
Place on kitchen paper.
Place on kitchen paper.
Place on kitchen paper.
8–10 min.
10–15 min.
10–13 min.
10 min
45–60 sec.
45–60 sec.
1–11/2 min.
5 min.
5 min.
5 min.
Remove from packaging, place on plate.
Remove from packaging, place on plate.
9–11 min.
9–11 min.
15–30 min.
15–30 min.
Remove from packaging, place on plate.
7– 9 min.
15–30 min.
Remove from packaging, place on plate.
7– 9 min.
15–30 min.
If foil wrapped, remove from wrapper and
(1 packet) place on a plate
3– 4 min.
5–10 min.
Place in a single layer in a shallow dish.
5– 6 min.
5–10 min.
Place in a single layer in a shallow dish.
7– 8 min.
5–10 min.
400g/14 oz
Cover with a plate or non PVC cling film.
To reheat, microwave on HIGH for 3–4 minutes.
7– 8 min.
5–10 min.
Vegetables
It is not necessary to defrost vegetables
before cooking. All vegetables can be
thawed and cooked on HIGH.
Bread
Small loaf
Sliced large loaf
2 slices
1 bread roll
2 bread rolls
Cakes and Pastry
Gateau 450g/1 lb
Cheesecake
450g/1lb
Pie (cooked)
450g/1 lb
Pastry 450g/1 lb
Butter
250g/8.8 oz
Fruit
225g/8 oz
Soft berry fruits
450g/1 lb
Soft berry fruits
Plated meal
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• 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.
• Put large, thick pieces close to the edge of the
casserole and try to cut the food in to even
sized pieces. Always place the food in the
centre of the oven.
• The food will be evenly cooked if you stir or
turn it a few times.
• Always set a shorter cooking time than
indicated in your recipe to avoid over cooking.
The larger the amount of food the longer it
takes.
• Use little or no water for vegetables.
• Use less salt and spices than for “normal”
cooking.
• Season afterwards.
• Allow a few minutes “standing” time after the
oven has switched off to ensure complete and
even cooking results.
• Always ensure food is piping hot throughout
before serving.
• Use pot holders or gloves when taking dishes
and food from the oven.
Microwave Hints
• Always keep the oven clean – avoid spillovers
and do not forget to clean under the glass tray
and the inside of the door.
• Use preferably round or oval casseroles with a
lid when cooking in your microwave oven.
• Do not use metal or metal decorated casseroles.
Certain plastic materials can melt and be
warped by hot food.
• Cover the food when cooking. Use a glass lid,
a plate or grease proof paper.
• Pastry, bread and the like can be defrosted
directly in a bread basket or on a paper towel.
• If frozen food is heated in its package, the
package should be opened. Packages
containing metal or metal decoration must not
be used unless specifically recommended for
use in the microwave. Remove metal clips and
wire ties.
• Smaller pieces of aluminium foil can be used
to cover parts that easily overcook such as
chicken legs.
Technical data
Overall dimension
Weight 13.5 kg
Width 458 mm
Depth 296 mm
Height 375 mm
Volume 17 Litre
Cavity dimension
Fuse 10A
Width 320 mm
Depth 183 mm
Height 288 mm
Power consumption 1080W
Power source 230V, 50 Hz
Power output 700W
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Care and cleaning
Cleaning the interior
Always keep the inside of the oven clean. Wipe up
spillovers and food spatters immediately. Soil 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 soil.
The oven must always be clean. Residue of food
from spillovers or spatters will attract microwave
energy causing it to burn on. This could reduce
the efficiency of the oven and may cause bad
odours.
Do not attempt to tamper with or make any
adjustments or repairs to any part of the oven.
Repairs should only be done by a qualified
service technician.
NEVER USE ABRASIVE CLEANERS,
COMMERCIAL OVEN CLEANERS OR STEEL
WOOL PADS ON ANY PART OF THE
MICROWAVE OVEN.
Be sure the oven is off or the unit is
unplugged before cleaning.
To loosen difficult soil, boil a cup of water in the
microwave oven for 2 or 3 minutes.
Cleaning the accessories
(turntable and support)
NEVER USE A KNIFE OR ANY UTENSIL TO
REMOVE SOIL FROM OVEN SURFACES.
Clean them with mild detergent after removing
them for the cavity. Turntable support should be
carefully handled.
To remove odours from the oven interior, boil a
cup of water plus 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
for 5 minutes.
CAUTION: The inside of the oven and turntable
get very hot, so do not touch them immediately
after use.
Cleaning the exterior
Open the oven door when cleaning the control
panel. This will prevent the oven from being turned
on accidentally. You should clean outside surfaces
of the oven with mild liquid detergent and water
followed by a wiping with clear water to remove any
excess detergent. Dry with a soft cloth.
Spray-on window cleaners or all purpose spray-on
kitchen cleaners can also be used. Never use
abrasive cleaners, scouring pads or harsh
chemicals on outside surfaces of your oven. To
prevent damage to the working parts, do not allow
water to seep into ventilation openings.
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Service and spare parts
• Check the start pad has been depressed.
If the appliance does not work please
carry out the following checks before
contacting your local service centre.
• If the grill function has been used, the oven may
not have cooled sufficiently.
If the oven does not come on:
• Check the appliance is connected correctly.
Service and spare parts are offered by Zanussi
Service.
• Check that the oven is plugged in properly.
When you order service or spare parts, please refer
to the product and model number of the microwave
oven. You will find these on the data plate.
• Replace the fuse in the plug, if required, with
another of the same rating and check that the plug
has been wired correctly.
Write them down here below so you have them
handy whenever you need them.
• Check that the socket switch and/or the switch
from the mains supply to the oven are ON.
Model: ----------------------------------------------------------
• Check that the socket is receiving power, by
plugging in an appliance you know to be working.
Serial number:-------------------------------------------------
• Check that the fuse in the fuse box is intact.
Date of purchase: --------------------------------------------
If the microwave does not function:
N.B. Remember to save your receipt.
• The child safety lock may have been set.
• Check the controls are set correctly.
Zanussi Service centres
• Check settings/procedures against the booklet
Please refer to your local telephone directory for
Service Centre details which can be found in the
Local Telephone Directory white pages under
Zanussi.
• Check the door closes properly (if food particles or
other objects have become stuck inside the door, it
will not close properly and microwave cooking will
not take place).
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Electrical connections
WARNING! THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
The manufacturer declines any liability should this safety measure not be observed.
•
If 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.
IMPORTANT
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
GREEN AND YELLOW
BLUE
BROWN
EARTH
NEUTRAL
LIVE
If you fit your own plug, the colours of the wires in the mains lead of your appliance may not correspond with
the markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
• Connect the green and yellow (earth) wire to the terminal in the plug
) or
which is marked with the letter ”E” or the earth symbol (
coloured green and yellow.
• Connect the blue (neutral) wire to the terminal in the plug which is
marked with the letter ”N” or coloured black.
• Connect the brown (live) wire to the terminal in the plug which is
marked with the letter ”L” or coloured red.
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