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MICROWAVE OVEN
ZM266STG
INSTRUCTION BOOKLET
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CONTENTS
Important safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 - 4
Oven & accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Before operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
What are microwaves? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Suitable ovenware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 - 9
Tips & advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 - 14
Microwave power levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Microwave cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Grill & dual grill cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Other convenient functions
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 - 19
Auto cook & defrost operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 - 21
Auto cook & defrost charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 - 24
Recipes for auto cook menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 - 26
Cooking charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 - 29
Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 - 44
Care & cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
What to do if... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Service & spare parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Customer care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Guarantee conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Important information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 - 51
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
To avoid the danger of fire
To avoid the possibility of injury
The microwave oven should not be left
unattended during operation. Power
levels that are too high or cooking times
that are too long may overheat foods
resulting in a fire.
WARNING:
Do not operate the oven if it is damaged or
malfunctioning. Check the following before use:
a)The door; make sure the door closes properly
and ensure it is not misaligned or warped.
b)The hinges and safety door latches; check to
make sure they are not broken or loose.
c) The door seals and sealing surfaces; ensure
that they have not been damaged.
d)Inside the oven cavity or on the door; make
sure there are no dents.
e)The power supply cord and plug; ensure that
they are not damaged.
Never adjust , repair or modify the oven
yourself. It is hazardous for anyone
other than a competent person to carry
out any ser vice or repair operation
which involves the removal of a cover
which gives protection against exposure
to microwave energy.
The electrical outlet must be readily accessible so
that the unit can be unplugged easily in an
emergency.
Do not store or use the oven outdoors.
If food being heated begins to smoke,
DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR. Turn off and
unplug the oven and wait until the food
has stopped smoking. Opening the door
while food is smoking may cause a fire.
Only use microwave-safe containers and
utensils. See Page 8 - 9.
Do not leave the oven unattended when
using disposable plastic, paper or other
combustible food containers.
Clean the waveguide cover, the oven
c a v i t y, t h e t u r n t a b l e a n d t u r n t a b l e
support after use. These must be dry and
free from grease. Built-up grease may
overheat and begin to smoke or catch
fire.
Do not operate the oven with the door open or
alter the door safety latches in any way.
Do not operate the oven if there is an object
between the door seals and sealing surfaces.
Do not allow grease or dirt to build up
on the door seals and adjacent parts.
Follow instructions for “Care and
Cleaning”, Page 45. Failure to maintain
the oven in a clean condition could lead
to a deterioration of the surface that
could adversely affect the life of the
appliance and possibly result in a
hazardous situation.
Do not place flammable materials near the oven or
ventilation openings. Do not block the ventilation
openings.
Remove all metallic seals, wire twists, etc., from
food and food packages. Arcing on metallic
surfaces may cause a fire.
Do not use the microwave oven to heat oil for deep
frying. The temperature cannot be controlled and
the oil may catch fire.
To make popcorn, only use special microwave
popcorn makers.
Do not store food or any other items inside the
oven.
Check the settings after you start the oven to ensure
the oven is operating as desired.
See the corresponding hints in this operation
manual.
Individuals with PACEMAKERS should check with
their doctor or the manufacturer of the pacemaker
for precautions regarding microwave ovens.
To avoid the possibility of electric shock
Under no circumstances should you remove the
outer cabinet.
Never spill or insert any objects into the door lock
openings or ventilation openings. In the event of a
spill, turn off and unplug the oven immediately and
call your local Service Force Centre.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Pierce the skin of such foods as potatoes, sausages
and fruit before cooking, or they may explode.
To avoid the possibility of burns
Use pot holders or oven gloves when removing
food from the oven to prevent burns.
Always open containers, popcorn makers, oven
cooking bags, etc., away from the face and hands
to avoid steam burns.
Do not immerse the power supply cord or plug in
water or any other liquid.
Do not allow the power supply cord to run over
any hot or sharp surfaces, such as the hot air vent
area at the top rear of the oven.
Do not attempt to replace the oven lamp yourself or
allow anyone who is not authorised by Service
Force to do so. If the oven lamp fails, please
consult your dealer or contact your local Service
Force Centre.
If the power supply cord of this appliance is
damaged, it must be replaced with a special cord.
The exchange must be made by an authorised
Service Force technician.
To avoid the possibility of explosion and
sudden boiling:
To a v o i d b u r n s , a l w a y s t e s t f o o d
temperature and stir before serving and
pay special attention to the temperature
of food and drink given to babies,
children or the elderly.
Temperature of the container is not a true indication
of the temperature of the food or drink; always
check the food temperature.
Always stand back from the oven door when
opening to avoid burns from escaping steam and
heat.
Slice stuffed baked foods after heating to release
steam and avoid burns.
Keep children away from the door and accessible
parts that may become hot when the grill is in use.
Children should be kept away to prevent them
burning themselves.
Do not touch the oven door, outer cabinet, rear
cabinet, oven cavity, ventilation openings,
accessories and dishes during GRILL mode, DUAL
GRILL mode and AUTO COOK operation as they
will become hot. Before cleaning make sure they
are not hot.
To avoid misuse by children
WARNING: Liquids and other foods must
not be heated in sealed containers since
they are liable to explode.
Never use sealed containers. Remove seals and
lids before use. Sealed containers can explode due
to a build up of pressure even after the oven has
been turned off.
Take care when microwaving liquids. Use a widemouthed container to allow bubbles to escape.
Microwave heating of beverages can
result in delayed eruptive boiling,
therefore care has to be taken when
handling the container.
To prevent sudden eruption of boiling liquid and
possible scalding:
1. Stir liquid prior to heating/reheating.
2. It is advisable to insert a glass rod or similar
utensil into the liquid whilst reheating.
3. Let liquid stand in the oven at the end of cooking
time to prevent delayed eruptive boiling.
WARNING: Only allow children to use
the oven without super vision when
adequate instructions have been given
so that the child is able to use the oven
in a safe way and understands the
hazards of improper use.
Do not cook eggs in their shells, and
whole hard boiled eggs should not be
heated in microwave ovens since they
may explode even after microwave
cooking has ended. To cook or reheat
eggs which have not been scrambled or
mixed, pierce the yolks and the whites,
or the eggs may explode. Shell and slice
hard boiled eggs before reheating them
in the microwave oven.
Do not lean or swing on the oven door. Do not
play with the oven or use it as a toy.
Children should be taught all important safety
instructions: use of pot holders, careful removal of
food coverings; paying special attention to
packaging (e.g. self-heating materials) designed to
make food crisp, as they may be extra hot.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Other warnings
Never modify the oven in any way.
This oven is for home food preparation only and
may only be used for cooking food. It is not
suitable for commercial or laboratory use.
To promote trouble-free use of your oven
and avoid damage.
Never operate the oven when it is empty except
where recommended in the operation manual, see
page 17 note 2. Doing so may damage the oven.
When using a browning dish or self-heating
material, always place a heat-resistant insulator
such as a porcelain plate under it to prevent
damage to the turntable and turntable support due
to heat stress. The preheating time specified in the
dish’s instructions must not be exceeded.
Do not use metal utensils, which reflect microwaves
and may cause electrical arcing. Do not put cans
in the oven.
Only use the turntable and the turntable support
designed for this oven. Do not operate the oven
without the turntable.
To prevent the turntable from breaking:
(a) Before cleaning the turntable with water, leave
the turntable to cool.
(b) Do not put hot foods or hot utensils on a cold
turntable.
(c) Do not put cold foods or cold utensils on a hot
turntable.
Do not place anything on the outer cabinet during
operation.
Do not use plastic containers for microwaving if the
oven is still hot from using the GRILL mode, DUAL
G R I L L mode and A U T O C O O K operation
because they may melt. Plastic containers must not
be used during above modes unless the container
manufacturer says they are suitable.
NOTE:
If you are unsure how to connect your oven, please
consult an authorised, qualified electrician.
Neither the manufacturer nor the dealer can accept
any liability for damage to the oven or personal
injury resulting from failure to observe the correct
electrical connection procedure.
Water vapour or drops may occasionally form on
the oven walls or around the door seals and
sealing surfaces. This is a normal occurrence and is
not an indication of microwave leakage or a
malfunction.
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OVEN & ACCESSORIES
1
2
3
4
5
1 Grill heating element
2 Front trim
3 Oven lamp
4 Control panel
5 Door opening button
6 Waveguide cover
7 Oven cavity
8 Seal packing
9 Door seals and sealing surfaces
10 Fixing points (4 points)
11 Ventilation openings
12 Outer cover
13 Rear cabinet
14 Power supply cord support clips
15 Power supply cord
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8
7
6
10
15
11
14
12
13
ACCESSORIES:
Check to make sure the following accessories are
provided:
(16) Turntable (17) Turntable support
(18) High rack (19) Low rack
(20) 4 fixing screws (not shown)
Place the turntable support in the seal packing on the
floor of the cavity.
Then place the turntable on the turntable support.
To avoid turntable damage, ensure dishes or
containers are lifted clear of the turntable rim when
removing them from the oven.
NOTE: When you order accessories, please
mention two items: part name and model name to
your dealer or local Service Force Centre.
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17
18
19
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CONTROL PANEL
1 Digital Display
2 Indicators
The appropriate indicator will flash or light up,
just above each symbol according to the
instruction. When an indicator is flashing, press
the appropriate button (having the same
symbol) or carry out the necessary operation.
1
2
Stir
Turn over
Weight/power level
Grill
3
Microwave
Cooking in progress
4
5
3 TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob
4 AUTO COOK button
Press to select one of the 2 automatic
programmes.
5 AUTO COOK PLUS GRILL 1 button
Press to select one of the 2 automatic
programmes.
6 AUTO COOK PLUS GRILL 2 button
Press to select one of the 4 automatic
programmes.
7 AUTO DEFROST button
Press to select one of the 4 automatic
programmes.
8 COOKING MODE button
Press to select either microwave, grill or dual
grill, or use to set the clock.
1. press once to select microwave function.
2. press twice to select the grill.
3. press three times to select dual grill mode,
microwave with grill.
9 START/+30 button
10 STOP button
11 DOOR OPENING button
6
7
8
9
10
11
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BEFORE OPERATION
Using the STOP button
Use the STOP button to:
1. Erase a mistake during programming.
2. Stop the oven temporarily during cooking.
3. Cancel a programme during cooking, touch twice.
Plug in the oven.
1. The oven display will flash:
2. Press the STOP button, the display will show:
x1
3. To set the clock, see below.
4. Heat the oven without food. (See page 17 note 2).
SETTING THE CLOCK
There are two setting modes: 12 hour clock and 24 hour clock.
1. To set the 12 hour clock, hold the COOKING MODE button down for 3
seconds.
will appear in the display.
2. To set the 24 hour clock, press the COOKING MODE button once more
after Step 1, in the example below
will appear in the display.
x1 and hold for 3 secs.
To set the clock, follow the example below.
Example:
To set the 24 hour clock to 23:35.
1. Choose the clock function.
(12 hour clock).
x1 and hold for 3 seconds
3. Press the COOKING
MODE button to change
from hours to minutes.
Choose the 24 hour
clock.
2. Set the hours. Rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/
POWER knob until the correct hour is
displayed (23).
x1
4. Set the minutes. Rotate the
TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER
knob until the correct minute is
displayed (35).
5. Press the COOKING
MODE button to start
the clock.
x1
x1
NOTES:
1. You can rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER
knob clockwise or counter-clockwise.
2. Press the STOP button if you make a mistake
during programming.
3. If the electrical power supply to your microwave
oven is interrupted, the display will intermittently
show
after the power is reinstated.
If this occurs during cooking, the programme will
be erased. The time of day will also be erased.
4. When you want to reset the time of day, follow the
above example again.
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WHAT ARE MICROWAVES?
Like radio and television waves, microwaves are
electromagnetic waves.
Microwaves are produced by a magnetron inside
the microwave oven, and these vibrate the
molecules of water present in the food. The friction
this causes produces heat, which ensures that the
food is defrosted, heated or cooked through.
The secret of the reduced cooking times is the fact
that the microwaves penetrate the food from every
direction. Energy is used to the full. In comparison,
the energy from a conventional hob passes from the
burner through the pan and so to the food.
This method wastes a great deal of energy.
THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MICROWAVES
Microwaves penetrate all non-metal objects made of
glass, china, earthenware, plastic, wood or paper.
This is why the microwaves never make these
materials hot. Dishes become hot only because the
food inside them is hot.
The food absorbs the microwaves and is heated.
Microwaves cannot pass through objects made of
metal and so they are deflected. For this reason
metal objects are not normally suitable for
microwave cookery. There are exceptions where
you can actually make use of the fact that the
microwaves cannot pass through metal. If you cover
food with aluminium foil at specific points while it is
defrosting or cooking, you can prevent those parts
from getting too warm, too hot, or overcooked.
Please check out the advice given in the guide.
SUITABLE OVENWARE
GLASS AND CERAMIC GLASS
PLASTIC UTENSILS
Heat resistant plastic utensils which
are suitable for use in the
microwave can be used to thaw,
heat and cook food. Follow the
manufacturer's recommendations.
Heat-resistant glass utensils are
ver y suitable. The cooking
process can be observed from all
sides. They must not, however,
contain any metal (e.g. lead
crystal), nor have a metallic overlay (e.g. gold
edge, cobalt blue finish).
PAPER UTENSILS
Heat resistant paper made for use in a microwave
oven is also suitable. Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations.
CERAMICS
Generally very suitable. Ceramics must be glazed,
since with unglazed ceramics moisture can get into
the ceramic. Moisture causes the material to heat
up and may make it shatter. If you are not certain
whether your utensil is suitable for the microwave,
carry out the utensil suitability test. (See page 9).
KITCHEN PAPER
can be used to absorb any moisture which occurs
in short heating methods, e.g. of
bread or products in bread
crumbs. Insert the paper between
the food and the revolving plate.
The surface of the food will stay
crispy and dry. Covering greasy food with kitchen
paper will catch splashes.
PORCELAIN
Very suitable. Ensure that the porcelain does not have
a gold or silver overlay and that it does not contain
any metal.
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SUITABLE OVENWARE
MICROWAVE CLING FILM
METAL
This, or heat-resistant film, is very suitable for
covering or wrapping. Please follow the
manufacturer's recommendations.
Generally speaking, metal
should not be used, since
microwaves do not pass through
metal and therefore cannot reach
the food. There are, however,
exceptions: small strips of aluminium foil may be
used to cover certain parts of the food, so that
these do not thaw too quickly or begin to cook
(e.g. chicken wings). Small metal
skewers
and
aluminium
containers (e.g. of readycooked
meals) can be used. They must,
however, be small in relation to
the food, e.g. aluminium containers must be at
least 2/3 to 3/4 filled with food. It is recommended
that you transfer the food into a dish suitable for
use in the microwave. When using aluminium
containers or other metal utensils there must be a
gap of approx. 2 cms between them and the walls
of the cooking area, otherwise the walls could be
damaged by possible arcing.
ROASTING BAGS
Can be used in a microwave
oven. Metal clips are not suitable
for fastening them since the
roasting bag foil might melt.
Fasten the roasting bag with
string and pierce it several times with a fork. Non
heat-resistant food wraps are not recommended for
use in a microwave oven.
THE RIGHT UTENSILS FOR COMBINED
OPERATION
For combined operation (Microwave + grill) and
grill operation, you can use any heat-resistant
accessories, e. g. porcelain, pottery, glass. It is
possible to use metal accessories only for a simple
grill operation.
BROWNING DISH
A special microwave dish made from ceramic glass
with a metal alloy base, which allows food to be
browned. When using the browning dish a suitable
insulator, e.g. a porcelain plate, must be placed
between the turntable and the browning dish. Be
careful to adhere exactly to the pre-heating time given
in the manufacturer's instructions. Excessive preheating can damage the turntable and the turntable
stand or can trigger the safety-device which will
switch off the oven.
NO UTENSIL SHOULD HAVE A METAL
overlay, or metal parts such as screws, bands or handles..
UTENSIL SUITABILITY TEST
If you are not sure whether your
utensil is suitable for use in your
microwave oven, carry out the
following test: Place the utensil
into the oven. Place a glass
container filled with 150 ml of water on or next to
the utensil. Switch on the oven at 900 W power
for 1 to 2 minutes. If the utensil stays cool or just
warm to the touch, it is suitable. Do not use this
test on a plastic utensil. It could melt.
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TIPS & ADVICE
BEFORE YOU START...
COOKING TIMES
To make it as easy as possible to use the
microwave oven we have put together a few hints
and tips for you. Only switch on the oven when the
food is already inside.
All the times given in this book are guidelines,
which can be varied according to the initial
temperature, weight and condition of the food
(water or fat content etc.).
SETTING THE COOKING TIME
SALT, SPICES AND HERBS
Defrosting, re-heating and cooking times are
generally much shorter than in a conventional
oven or hob. So you will need to consult this book
for the recommended cooking times. It is better to
set shorter rather than longer cooking times.
Always test the food after the cooking time has
elapsed. It is better to continue cooking it for a
little longer, than to have overcooked food.
Food cooked in your microwave retains its individual
flavour better than it does when conventional
preparation methods are used. For this reason you
should use salt sparingly and normally add it only after
cooking. Salt absorbs liquid and dries out the outer layer
of food. Herbs and spices can be used as normal.
TYPES OF USE
Microwave: you can defrost frozen foods in a
short time.
Combined operation: With the combination of
microwave and grill you can cook and roast at the
same time. Therefore, the advantages of these
appliances will combine sensibly and mutually. The
heat of the grill quickly seals the pores of the food
and the microwave functions for a short time. The
food keeps its moisture inside and is crispy on the
outside.
Grill: Your oven is provided with a quartz grill,
which you can also use without microwave
operation like any other conventional grill.
STARTING TEMPERATURE
Defrosting, re-heating and cooking times depend
on the temperature of the food when you start. For
example, deep frozen and refridgerated food will
need longer than food that is at room temperature.
Standard storage temperatures of food are assumed
for re-heating and cooking times (refridgerator
temperature of 5° C, Room temperature of
approximately 20° C). For defrosting food a starting
temperature of -18° C is assumed.
Cook popcorn only in special microwave safe
containers. Refer exactly to the manufacturer’s
instructions. Do not use a normal paper or glass
container.
Do not cook eggs in the unbroken shells. Pressure
builds up inside the shell and this
may result in the egg exploding.
Do not heat oil or fat for deepfrying inside the microwave
oven. It is impossible to control
the temperature of the oil and it
may suddenly splash out of the
pan.
Do not heat sealed containers
such as jars or tins. The pressure
inside the container could cause the container to
explode. (The exception is when you are making
preserves).
COOKING TEST
The cooking status of meals can be tested as with
conventional preparation:
● Food thermometer: Each food has a certain
interior temperature at the end of the heating
process. With a food thermometer you can
determine whether the food is hot or cooked
enough.
● Fork: You can check fish with a fork. If the fish
meat is no longer clear and comes easily from
the fishbones, it is. If it is over-cooked, it
becomes tough and dry.
● Wooden skewer: Cakes and bread can be
tested by inserting a wooden skewer. If the
skewer remains clean and dry after pulling it
out they are done.
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TIPS & ADVICE
USING A FOOD THERMOMETER TO
DETERMINE COOKING TIME
BLANCHING VEGETABLES
Before freezing vegetables, they should be
blanched. This preserves the quality and flavour
at their best. Method: wash and
chop the vegetables. Put 250g of
vegetables in a dish with 275 ml
water and cover. Heat for 3-5
minutes.
After blanching,
immerse immediately in cold water to prevent
further cooking and then allow to drain. Pack
vegetables in an airtight container and freeze.
The internal temperature of food and drink can be
ascertained with a food thermometer. The most
important temperatures are specified in the
temperature table.
Drink / Food
Heating drinks
(Coffee, Water, Tea,
Milk etc.)
Heating soup
Heating stew
Poultry
Lamb
Pink
Well done
Roast beef
Rare
Medium
Well done
Pork, Veal
Internal
temperature
once cooked
Internal temp.
after 10 - 15 mins
standing time
65-75o C
PRESERVING FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
75-80o C
75-80o C
80-85o C
85-90o C
70o C
75-80o C
70-75o C
80-85o C
50-55o
60-65o
75-80o
80-85o
55-60o
65-70o
80-85o
80-85o
C
C
C
C
Using the microwave for preserving is quick and
easy. There are preserving jars, rubber vacuum
seals and suitable seals made of plastic available
specially made for microwaves. The manufacturers
will supply precise instructions for use.
LARGE AND SMALL QUANTITIES
Microwave times are directly
dependent upon the amount of
food which you would like to
thaw, heat or cook. This means
that small portions cook more
quickly than larger ones. As a rule of thumb:
TWICE THE AMOUNT = ALMOST TWICE THE TIME
HALF THE AMOUNT = HALF THE TIME
C
C
C
C
ADDITION OF WATER
Vegetables and other foods with a high water content
can be cooked in their own juice or with the addition
of a little water. This ensures that many vitamins and
minerals are preserved.
DEEP AND SHALLOW CONTAINERS
Both containers have the same capacity, but the
cooking time is longer for the deeper one. You
should therefore choose as flat a container as
possible with a large surface area. Only use deep
containers for dishes where there is a danger of
overcooking, e.g. for noodles, rice, milk etc.
FOOD IN SKINS OR SHELLS
Foods such as sausages, chickens, chicken legs,
baked potatoes, tomatoes, apples, egg yolks or such
like should be pricked or pierced with a fork or small
wooden skewer. This will enable the steam which
forms to dissipate without splitting the skin or shell.
ROUND AND OVAL CONTAINERS
Food cooks more evenly in round or oval
containers than in containers with corners, since
the microwave energy concentrates in the corners
and the food in these areas could become
overcooked.
FATTY FOODS
Fatty meat and layers of fat cook better than lean
portions of meat. Before cooking, cover the fatty
portions with a piece of aluminium foil or place the
food with the fat side down.
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TIPS & ADVICE
COVERING
ARRANGEMENT OF FOOD
Covering the food retains the
moisture within it and shortens
the cooking time. Use a lid,
microwave cling film or a cover.
Foods which are to be crispy,
e.g. roasts or chickens, should not be covered. As
a general rule, whatever would be covered in a
conventional oven should also be covered in a
microwave oven. Whatever would be uncovered
in a conventional oven can also be left uncovered
in a microwave oven.
Place a number of individual portions, such as
small pudding moulds, cups or potatoes in their
jackets, in a circle on the turntable. Keep the
portions at a distance from each other so that the
microwave energy can reach the food from all
sides.
IRREGULAR
FOOD
TURNING
Medium-sized items, such as hamburgers and
steaks, should be turned over once during
cooking, in order to shorten the cooking process.
Large items, such as roasts and chickens, must be
turned, since the upper side receives more
microwave energy and could dry out if not turned.
SHAPED
STANDING TIME
Place the thicker, more
compacted end of the food
pointing towards the outside.
Place vegetables (such as broccoli) with the stalks
pointing outward.
Keeping to the standing time is
one of the most important rules
with microwaves. Almost all
foods, which are thawed, heated
or cooked in the microwave,
require a certain amount of time to stand, during
which temperature equalisation takes place and
the moisture in the food is evenly distributed.
STIRRING
Stirring the food is necessary,
since the microwaves begin by
heating the outer areas. The
temperature is thereby equalised
and the food heats up evenly.
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HEATING
● Ready-prepared meals in aluminium containers
● The times are for food at a room temperature of
should be removed from the aluminium
container and heated on a plate or in a dish.
Food should be covered with microwave cling
film, a plate or cover (obtainable from stores),
so that the surface does not dry out. Drinks need
not be covered.
Remove the lids from firmly closed containers.
When boiling liquids such as water, coffee, tea
or milk, place a glass stirrer in the container.
If possible, stir large quantities from time to
time, to ensure that the temperature is evenly
distributed.
20° C. The heating time for food stored in a
refrigerator should be increased slightly.
● After heating allow the food to stand for 1-2
minutes, so that the temperature inside the food
can be evenly distributed (standing time).
● The times given are guidelines which can be
varied according to the initial temperature,
weight, water content, fat content or the result
which you wish to achieve.
●
●
●
●
DEFROSTING
Your microwave is ideal for thawing. Thawing
times are usually considerably shorter than in
traditional methods. Here are a few tips. Take the
frozen item out of its packaging and place on a
plate for thawing.
TURNING/STIRRING
Almost all foods have to be
turned or stirred from time to
time. As early as possible,
separate parts which are stuck
together and rearrange them.
BOXES AND CONTAINERS
Boxes and containers suitable for microwaves are
particularly good for thawing and heating food, since
they can withstand temperatures in a deep freeze
(down to approx. -40° C) as well as being heatresistant (up to approx. 220° C). You can therefore
use the same container to freeze, thaw, heat and even
cook the food, without having to transfer it.
SMALL AMOUNTS...
thaw more quickly and evenly than larger ones.
We recommend that you freeze portions which are
as small as possible. By so doing you will be able
to prepare whole menus quickly and easily.
FOODS REQUIRING CAREFUL HANDLING,
Foods such as gateaux, cream, cheese and bread
should only be partially thawed and then left to
thaw completely at room temperature. By so doing
you will avoid the outer areas becoming too hot
while the inside is still frozen.
COVERING
Cover thin parts with small strips
of aluminium foil before thawing.
Thawed or warm parts should
likewise be covered with
aluminium strips during thawing.
This stops the thin parts becoming too hot while
thicker parts are still frozen.
STANDING TIME
This is particularly important after thawing food, as
the thawing process continues during this period.
In the thawing table you will find the standing
times for various foods. Thick, dense foods require
a longer standing time than thinner foods or food
of a porous nature. If the food has not thawed
sufficiently, you may continue thawing it in the
microwave oven or lengthen the standing time
accordingly. At the end of the standing time you
should process the food as soon as possible and
not re-freeze it.
CORRECT SETTING
It is better to choose a setting which is too low
rather than one which is too high. By so doing you
will ensure that the food thaws evenly. If the
microwave setting is too high, the surface of the
food will already have begun to cook while the
inside is still frozen.
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COOKING FRESH VEGETABLES
● When buying vegetables try to ensure that, as
● Vegetables are usually cooked in a dish with a
far as possible, they are of similar size. This is
particularly important when you want to cook
the vegetables whole (e.g. boiled potatoes).
● Wash the vegetables before preparing them,
clean them and only then weigh the required
quantity for the recipe and chop them up.
● Season them as you would normally, but as a
rule only add salt after cooking.
● Add about 5 tbsps of water for 500 g of
vegetables. Vegetables which are high in fibre
require a little more water. You will find
information about this in the table (see page 27).
lid. Those with a high moisture content, e.g.
onions or boiled potatoes, can be cooked in
microwave cling film without adding water.
● After half the cooking time has elapsed
vegetables should be stirred or turned over.
● After cooking allow the vegetables to stand for
approx. 2 minutes, so that the temperature
disperses evenly (standing time).
● The cooking times given are guidelines and
depend upon the weight, initial temperature and
condition of the type of vegetable in question.
The fresher the vegetables, the shorter the
cooking times.
COOKING MEAT, FISH & POULTRY
● When buying food items, try to ensure that, as
● Turn large pieces of meat, fish or poultry half
far as possible, they are of similar size. This will
ensure that they are cooked properly.
● Before preparation wash meat, fish and poultry
thoroughly under cold running water and pat
them dry with kitchen paper. Then continue as
normal.
● Beef should be well hung and have little gristle.
● Even though the pieces may be of a similar size,
cooking results may vary. This is due, amongst
other things, to the kind of food, variations in
the fat and moisture content as well as the
temperature before cooking.
way through the cooking time, so that they are
cooked evenly from all sides.
● After cooking cover roasts with aluminium foil
and allow them to stand for approx. 10 minutes
(standing time). During this period the roast
carries on cooking and the liquid is evenly
distributed, so that when it is carved a minimum
amount of juice is lost.
DEFROSTING & COOKING
Please refer to the manufacturer's instructions on
the packaging when preparing deep- frozen
dishes. These usually contain precise cooking times
and offer advice on preparation.
Deep-frozen dishes can be thawed and cooked at
the same time in one process in your microwave.
You will find some examples in the table. Do take
note, however, of the general advice given on
"heating" and "thawing" food.
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MICROWAVE POWER LEVELS
Your oven has 5 power levels. To choose the power
level for cooking, follow the advice given in the
recipe section. Generally the following
recommendations apply:
450 W for dense foods which require a long
cooking time when cooked conventionally, eg. beef
dishes, it is advisable to use this power setting to
ensure the meat will be tender.
900 W used for fast cooking or reheating e.g.
soup, casseroles, canned food, hot beverages,
vegetables, fish, etc.
270 W (Defrost setting) to defrost, select this
power setting, to ensure that the dish defrosts
evenly. This setting is also ideal for simmering rice,
pasta, dumplings and cooking egg custard.
630 W used for longer cooking of dense foods such
as roast joints, meat loaf and plated meals, also for
sensitive dishes such as cheese sauce and sponge
cakes. At this reduced setting, the sauce will not boil
over and food will cook evenly without over cooking
at the sides.
90 W For gentle defrosting, eg. cream gateaux or
pastry.
W = WATT
To set the microwave power level :
Rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob clockwise or counter-clockwise to select cooking time.
Press the COOKING MODE button once (microwave only).
To change the microwave power level rotate the knob until the desired power level is reached.
Press the START/+30 button.
NOTE: If the power level is not selected, 900 W is automatically set.
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MICROWAVE COOKING
Your oven can be programmed for up to 90 minutes.
(90.00) The input unit of cooking (defrosting) time
varies from 10 seconds to five minutes. It depends on
the total length of the cooking (defrosting) time as
shown on the table.
Cooking time
0-5 minutes
5-10 minutes
10-30 minutes
30-90 minutes
Increasing unit
10 seconds
30 seconds
1 minute
5 minutes
Example:
Suppose you want to heat soup for 2 minutes and 30 seconds on 630 W microwave power.
1. Enter the desired
cooking time by
rotating TIMER/
WEIGHT/POWER
knob clockwise.
2. Choose the desired
cooking mode by
pressing COOKING
MODE button once
(microwave only).
3. Choose the desired
power by rotating
the TIMER/
WEIGHT/POWER
knob clockwise.
4. Press START/+30
button once to
begin cooking.
x1
x1
Check the display.
NOTE:
1. When the door is opened during the cooking process, the cooking time on the digital display stops
automatically. The cooking time starts to count down again when the door is closed and the START/+30
button is pressed.
2. If you wish to know the power level during cooking, press the COOKING MODE button.
As long as your finger is touching the COOKING MODE button, the power level will be displayed.
3. You can rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob clockwise or counter-clockwise.
If you rotate the knob counter-clockwise, the cooking time will decrease from 90 minutes by degrees.
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GRILL & DUAL GRILL COOKING
This microwave oven has two GRILL cooking modes: 1. Grill only. 2. Dual Grill (Grill with microwave).
1. GRILL ONLY COOKING
This mode can be used to Grill/Brown food.
Example : To make toast for 4 minutes.
1. Enter the desired cooking
2. Choose the desired
time by rotating TIMER/
cooking mode by pressing
WEIGHT/POWER knob
COOKING MODE button
clockwise.
twice (grill only).
3. Press START/+30
button once to begin
cooking.
x1
x2
Check the display.
NOTES:
1. The high or the low rack is recommended for grilling.
2. You may detect smoke or a burning smell when using the grill for the first time, this is normal and not a
sign that the oven is out of order.
To avoid this problem, when first using the oven, operate the grill without food for 20 minutes.
2. DUAL GRILL COOKING
This mode uses a combination of Grill power and Microwave power (90 W to 630 W).
The microwave power level is preset to 270 W.
Example:
To cook kebabs (recipe given on page 35) for 7 minutes on DUAL GRILL (450 W).
1. Enter the desired
cooking time by
rotating TIMER/
WEIGHT/POWER
knob clockwise.
2. Choose the desired
cooking mode by
pressing COOKING
MODE button three
times (dual grill).
3. Choose the desired
power by rotating
the TIMER/
WEIGHT/POWER
knob clockwise.
4. Press START/+30
button once to
begin cooking.
x1
x3
Check the display.
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OTHER CONVENIENT FUNCTIONS
1. MULTIPLE SEQUENCE COOKING
A sequence of 3 stages (maximum) can be programmed using combinations of MICROWAVE, GRILL or
DUAL GRILL.
Example:
To cook : 2 minutes and 30 seconds on 630 W power
5 minutes Grill only
(Stage 1)
(Stage 2)
STAGE 1
1. Enter the desired
cooking time by
rotating TIMER/
WEIGHT/POWER
knob clockwise.
2. Choose the desired
cooking mode by
pressing COOKING
MODE button once
(microwave only).
3. Choose the desired
power by rotating
the TIMER/
WEIGHT/POWER
knob clockwise.
4. Press the COOKING
MODE button before
programming Stage
2.
x1
x1
STAGE 2
1. Enter the desired cooking
time by rotating TIMER/
WEIGHT/POWER knob
clockwise.
2. Choose the desired
cooking mode by pressing
COOKING MODE
button once (grill only).
x2
3. Press the START/+30 button
once to begin cooking.
x1
Check the display.
(The oven will begin to cook for 2 minutes and 30 seconds at 630 W, and then for 5 minutes on Grill only.)
NOTE: If you set any programme after setting GRILL mode, omit the steps 3 and 4.
If you press the COOKING MODE button continually after setting GRILL mode, the
GRILL mode will be changed to the DUAL GRILL mode automatically.
Example: To cook Courgette & Noodle Gratin (on page 37).
1. 18 minute at 900 W.
2. 7 minutes Dual Grill at 630 W.
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OTHER CONVENIENT FUNCTIONS
2. ADD 30 SECONDS FUNCTION
The START/+30 button allows you to operate the two following functions:
a. Direct start
You can directly start cooking on 900 W microwave power level for 30 seconds by pressing the
START/+30 button.
NOTE:
To avoid the misuse by children the START/+30 button can be used only within 3 minutes after the
preceding operation, i.e., closing the door, pressing the STOP button or cooking completion.
b. Extend the cooking time
You can extend the cooking time for multiples of 30 seconds if the button is pressed while the oven is in
operation.
3. TO CHECK THE POWER LEVEL
To check the microwave power level during cooking press the COOKING MODE button.
x1
As long as your finger is touching the COOKING MODE button the power level will be displayed.
The oven continues to count down although the display shows the power level.
4. SAFETY LOCK FUNCTION
TO SET THE SAFETY LOCK FUNCTION
1. Press and hold the STOP key for 3 seconds.
TO CANCEL THE SAFETY LOCK FUNCTION
1. Press and hold the STOP key for 3 seconds.
x1 for 3 seconds
x1 for 3 seconds
The display will show the
time of day, if set.
The display will show:
NOTE: When the Safety Lock is set you cannot input any buttons except the STOP button.
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AUTO COOK & DEFROST OPERATION
AUTO COOK and AUTO DEFROST automatically work out the correct cooking mode and cooking time.
You can choose from 2 AUTO COOK, 6 AUTO COOK plus GRILL and 4 AUTO DEFROST menus.
What you need to know when using this automatic function:
For example:
1a. AUTO COOK: The AUTO COOK button has
two menus. Press the AUTO COOK button
once, the display will appear as shown.
1a.
1b. AUTO COOK plus GRILL 1: The AUTO
COOK PLUS GRILL 1 button has two menus.
Press the AUTO COOK PLUS GRILL 1 button
once, the display will appear as shown.
1b.
1c. AUTO COOK plus GRILL 2: The AUTO
COOK PLUS GRILL 2 button has four menus.
Press the AUTO COOK PLUS GRILL 2 button
once, the display will appear as shown.
1c.
1d. AUTO DEFROST: The AUTO DEFROST button
has two menus. Press the AUTO DEFROST
button once, the display will appear as shown.
1d.
Menu number
Menu number
Menu number
Menu number
The menu can be chosen by pressing the AUTO DEFROST or desired AUTO COOK button until the
desired menu number is displayed. See pages 22 - 24 “AUTO COOK & DEFROST charts”.
The menu will be changed automatically by holding down the AUTO COOK or AUTO DEFROST button.
2. The weight or quantity of the food can be input by
rotating the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob until
the desired weight/quantity is displayed.
• Enter the weight of the food only. Do not include
the weight of the container.
• For food weighing more or less than weights/
quantities given in the AUTO COOK &
DEFROST charts, use manual operation. For best
results, follow the cooking charts on pages 27 - 29.
2.
TIMER/WEIGHT/
POWER knob
3.
START/+30 button
3. To start cooking press START/+30 button.
When action is required (e.g. to turn food over)
the oven stops and the audible signals sound,
remaining cooking time and any indicator will
flash on the display. To continue cooking, press
the START/+30 button.
x1
The final temperature will vary according to the
initial temperature. Check food is piping hot after
cooking. If necessary, you can extend the cooking
time and change the power level.
NOTE: If you use the ADD 30 SECONDS function
during the cooking/defrosting, the food may be
overcooked.
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AUTO COOK & DEFROST OPERATION
Example 1 for AUTO COOK plus GRILL 1:
To cook Gratinated Fish Fillet 1,5 kg using Auto Cook plus Grill 1 (A1-1).
1. Select the menu required by
pressing the AUTO COOK
PLUS GRILL 1 button once.
2. Enter the weight by rotating
the TIMER/WEIGHT/
POWER knob.
3. Press the START/+30
button once.
x1
x1
Check the display.
Example 2 for AUTO DEFROST:
To defrost Steak 0,2 kg using Auto Defrost (Ad-1).
1. Select the menu required by
pressing the AUTO DEFROST
button once.
2. Enter the weight by rotating
the TIMER/WEIGHT/
POWER knob.
3. Press the START/+30
button once.
x1
x1
Check the display.
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AUTO COOK & DEFROST CHARTS
BUTTON
AUTO COOK
WEIGHT (Increasing
Unit) / UTENSILS
AC-1 Cook
Chicken Pan
with Vegetables
0,5 - 1,5 kg* (500 g)
• See recipe for Chicken Pan with Vegetables
(initial temp Chicken 5° C)
on page 25.
Gratin dish with
microwave cling film
* Total weight of all ingredients.
AC-2 Cook
Mince and
Onion
0,5 - 1,5 kg* (500 g)
• See recipe for Mince and Onion on page
(initial temp Mince 5° C)
25.
Casserole dish with lid
* Total weight of all ingredients.
AUTO COOK
plus GRILL 1
WEIGHT (Increasing
Unit) / UTENSILS
A1-1 Cook
Gratinated Fish
Fillet
0,5 - 1,5 kg* (500 g)
(initial temp Fish 5° C)
Gratin dish
Low rack
• See recipes for Gratinated Fish Fillet on
pages 25 - 26.
0,5 - 1,5 kg* (500 g)
(initial temp 20° C)
Gratin dish
Low rack
• See recipes for Gratin on page 26.
x1
x2
BUTTON
x1
A1-2 Cook
Gratin
x2
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PROCEDURE
PROCEDURE
* Total weight of all ingredients.
* Total weight of all ingredients.
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AUTO COOK & DEFROST CHARTS
BUTTON
x1
x2
AUTO COOK
plus GRILL 1
WEIGHT (Increasing
Unit) / UTENSILS
A2-1 Cook
French Fried
Potatoes
Thick type
(recommended
for conventional
ovens)
0,20 - 0,40 kg (50 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
Flan dish
High rack
• Remove the frozen french fried potatoes from
the package and place them on a flan dish.
• Place the dish on the high rack in the oven.
• When the audible signals sound, turn over.
• After cooking, remove from the dish and put
on a plate for serving.
(No standing time is necessary).
• Add salt to taste.
NOTE: The dish gets very hot during cooking.
To avoid burning yourself, please use
oven gloves for removing the flan dish
from the oven.
A2-2 Cook
Grill Skewers
See Recipes on
page 35.
0,2 - 0,8 kg (100 g)
(initial temp 5° C)
High rack
•
•
•
•
A2-3 Cook
Chicken Legs
0,20 - 0,80 kg (50 g)
(initial temp 5° C)
High rack
• Mix the ingredients and spread on the
chicken legs.
• Pierce the skin of the chicken legs.
• Put the chicken legs on the high rack, skin
side down, with the thin ends towards the
centre.
• When audible signals sound, turn the food
over.
• After cooking, remove and stand for
approximately 5 minutes.
x3
Ingredients for 0,6 kg chicken legs:
3 pieces, 1-2 tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp salt,
1 tsp sweet paprika, 1 tsp rosemary
A2-4 Cook
Grilled Chicken
0,9 - 1,8 kg (100 g)
(initial temp 5° C)
Low rack
x4
Ingredients for 1,2 kg grilled chicken:
Salt & pepper, 1 tsp sweet paprika,
2 tbsp oil
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PROCEDURE
Prepare the grill skewers.
Place on the high rack and cook.
When the audible signal sounds turn over.
After cooking, remove and put on a plate
for serving. (No standing time necessary).
• Mix the ingredients and spread on the
chicken.
• Pierce the skin of the chicken.
• Put chicken breast side down on the low rack.
• When audible signals sound, turn the
chicken over.
• After cooking, leave for approx. 3 minutes
in the oven, remove and put on a plate for
serving.
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AUTO COOK & DEFROST CHARTS
BUTTON
WEIGHT (Increasing
AUTO
Unit) / UTENSILS
DEFROST NO.
Ad-1 Defrost
Steak and
Chops
0,2 - 1,0 kg (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
(See note below)
• Place the food on a plate in the centre of
the turntable.
• When the oven stops and the audible
signals sound, turn the food over, rearrange
and separate. Shield thin parts and warm
spots with aluminium foil.
• After defrosting, wrap in aluminium foil for
10 - 15 minutes, until thoroughly defrosted.
Ad-2 Defrost
Minced Meat
0,2 - 1,0 kg (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
Cling film
(See note below)
• Cover the turntable with cling film.
• Place the block of minced meat onto the
turntable.
• When the oven stops and the audible signals
sound, turn the food over. Remove the defrosted
parts if possible.
• After defrosting, stand for 5 - 10 minutes,
until thoroughly defrosted.
Ad-3 Defrost
Cake
0,1 - 1,4 kg (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
Flat dish
• Remove all packaging from the cake.
• Place on a flat dish in the middle of the
turntable.
• After defrosting, cut the cake into similar
sized pieces keeping space between each
piece and let stand for 15 - 60 minutes until
evenly defrosted.
Ad-4 Defrost
Bread
0,1 - 1,0 kg (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
Flat dish
(Only sliced bread is
recommended for this
programme.)
• Distribute on a flat dish in the centre of the
turntable.
• When the audible signal sounds rearrange,
and remove defrosted slices.
• After defrosting separate all slices and
distribute on a large plate. Cover the bread
with aluminium foil and let stand for 5 - 10
minutes until thoroughly defrosted.
x1
x2
x3
x4
PROCEDURE
NOTE: Auto Defrost
1 Steaks and Chops should be frozen in one layer.
2 Minced meat should be frozen in a thin shape.
3 After turning over, shield the defrosted portions with small, flat pieces of aluminium foil.
4 Gateaux topped and coated with cream are very sensitive to microwave energy.
For the best result, if the cream begins to soften rapidly, it is best to remove it from the oven immediately
and stand for 10 - 30 minutes at room temperature.
5 For Steaks and Chops arrange the food in the oven as shown:
Steaks and Chops
Food
Plate
Turntable
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RECIPES FOR AUTO COOK MENUS
CHICKEN PAN WITH VEGETABLES (AC-1)
Spicy chicken fricassee
Ingredients
Preparation
1. Mix the rice and saffron and place in the
greased dish.
long grain rice (parboiled)
2. Mix the onions, red pepper, leek and chicken.
sachet saffron
Season and place on the rice.
onion (sliced)
3. Put butter on the top.
red pepper (in strips)
4. Pour the stock over and cover with microwave
leek (in strips)
cling film and cook on AUTO COOK (AC-1)
fillet of chicken breast (cubed)
“Chicken Pan with Vegetables”.
pepper, paprika powder
butter or margarine
5. After cooking, let stand for 5-10 minutes.
0,5 kg
1,0 kg
1,5 kg
60 g
1
25 g
50 g
50 g
150 g
120 g
1
50 g
100 g
100 g
300 g
180 g
1
75 g
150 g
150 g
450 g
10 g
150 ml
20 g
300 ml
30 g
450 ml meat stock
MINCE AND ONION (AC-2)
Ingredients
0,5 kg
1,0 kg
1,5 kg
150 g
50 g
300 g
100 g
1
30 g
450 g
150 g
11/2
45 g
1/2
15 g
115 ml 230 ml
20 g
40 g
65 g
125 g
65 g
125 g
1/2 tbsp
1 tbsp
minced meat (1/2 beef, 1/2 pork)
onion (finely chopped)
egg
white breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
345 ml meat stock
60 g tomato purée
190 g potatoes (finely chopped)
190 g carrots (finely chopped)
11/2 tbsp chopped parsley
GRATINATED FISH FILLET (A1-1)
Fish gratin Italian style
Ingredients
0,5 kg
1,0 kg
200 g
tbsp
tbsp
30 g
430 g
630 g
1 tbsp 11/2 tbsp
1 tbsp 11/2 tbsp
50 g
80 g
1/2
1/2
150 g
300 g
1 tbsp 11/2 tbsp
100 g
180 g
1/2 tbsp 3/4 tbsp
Preparation
1. Wash and dry the fish and sprinkle with lemon
juice, salt and anchovy butter.
2. Place in a gratin dish (size depends on weight).
3. Sprinkle the Gouda over the fish.
4. Wash the tomatoes and remove the stalk-spore.
Cut into slices and place on top of the cheese.
5. Season with salt, pepper and the mixed herbs.
6. Drain the Mozarella, cut into slices and place on
the tomatoes. Sprinkle the basil over the cheese.
7. Place the gratin dish on the low rack and cook
on AUTO COOK plus GRILL (A1-1)
“Gratinated fish fillet”.
8. After cooking, let stand for approximately 5
minutes.
1,5 kg
450 g
2 tbsp
280 g
1 tbsp
Preparation
1. Mix together the minced meat, onion, egg and
the breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper.
Place the meat dough into a casserole.
2. Mix the meat stock with the tomato purée.
3. Add the liquid, potatoes, carrots and parsley to
the meat, mix it up well.
4. Cover and cook on AUTO COOK (AC-2)
“Mince and Onion”.
5. When the oven stops and the audible signals
sound, stir and re-cover.
6. After cooking, stir and stand for approx. 5
minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
fish fillet
lemon juice
anchovy butter
Gouda (grated)
salt and pepper
fresh tomatoes
chopped mixed herbs
Mozarella
Basil (chopped)
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RECIPES FOR AUTO COOK MENUS
GRATINATED FISH FILLET (A1-1)
Fish esterhazy
Ingredients
0,5 kg
1,0 kg
1,5 kg
230 g
100 g
20 g
40 g
10 g
450 g
200 g
40 g
100 g
10 g
680 g
300 g
60 g
140 g
20 g
1 tbsp 11/2 tbsp 2 tbsp
50 g
100 g
150 g
50 g
100 g
150 g
GRATIN (A1-2)
Spinach gratin
Ingredients
0,5 kg
1,0 kg
150 g
15 g
300 g
30 g
150 g
35 g
50 g
1
40 g
300 g
75 g
100 g
2
75 g
Preparation
1. Put vegetables, butter and the spices into a
casserole dish and mix well. Cook for 2-6
minutes on 900 W depending on weight.
2. Wash the fish, dry and sprinkle with lemon
juice and salt.
3. Mix the crème fraîche with the vegetables and
season again.
4. Put half of the vegetables in a gratin dish. Place
the fish on top and cover with the remaining
vegetables.
5. Spread the Gouda over the top, place on the
low rack and cook on AUTO COOK plus
GRILL (A1-1), “Gratinated fish fillet”.
6. After cooking, let stand for approximately 5
minutes.
fish fillet
leeks (cut into rings)
onion (finely sliced)
carrot (grated)
butter or margarine
salt, pepper and nutmeg
lemon juice
crème fraîche
Gouda (grated)
Preparation
1. Mix together the leaf spinach with the onion
and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
450 g leaf spinach (defrosted, drained)
2.
Grease
the gratin dish. Place alternate layers of
45 g onion (finely chopped)
potato slices, diced ham and spinach in the
salt, pepper, nutmeg
dish. The top layer should be spinach.
450 g boiled potatoes (sliced)
3. Mix the eggs with crème fraîche, add salt and
110 g cooked ham (diced)
pepper and pour over the vegetables.
150 g crème fraîche
4. Cover the gratin with the grated cheese.
3
eggs
5. Place on the low rack and cook on AUTO
115 g grated cheese
COOK plus GRILL (A1-2), “Gratin”.
6. After cooking, let stand for 5-10 minutes.
1,5 kg
GRATIN (A1-2)
Potato-courgette-gratin
Ingredients
0,5 kg
1,0 kg
1,5 kg
200 g
115 g
75 g
1
1/2
400 g
230 g
150 g
2
1
600 g
345 g
225 g
3
2
40 g
10 g
80 g
20 g
120 g
30 g
Preparation
1. Grease the gratin dish and place alternate
layers of potato slices and courgette in the dish.
2. Mix the eggs with crème fraîche, season with
salt, pepper and garlic and pour over the
vegetables.
3. Cover the gratin dish with the grated Gouda
cheese.
4. Finally sprinkle the gratin with sunflower kernel.
5. Place on the low rack and cook on AUTO
COOK plus GRILL (A1-2), “Gratin”.
6. After cooking, let stand for 5-10 minutes.
boiled potatoes (sliced)
courgette (finely sliced)
crème fraîche
eggs
clove of garlic (crushed)
salt, pepper
grated Gouda cheese
sunflower kernel
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COOKING CHARTS
TABLE : HEATING FOOD AND DRINK
Quantity Setting
Food/Drink
-g-
Coffee,
Milk,
Water,
1 cup
1 cup
1 cup
6 cups
1 dish
One-plate meal
(Veg, Meat + side dishes)
Stew
Soup, clear
Cream soup
Vegetables
Side dishes
1
Meat, 1 slice
Fish fillet
Sausages, 2 pieces
Cake, 1 slice
Baby food, 1 jar
1
Melting Margarine or Butter
Melting chocolate
Dissolving 6 sheets of
gelatine
Cake glaze for 1/4 l
liquid
1
Power
Time
Method
Do not cover
Do not cover
Do not cover, bring to the boil
Do not cover, bring to the boil
Cover, bring to the boil
Sprinkle sauce with water, cover, stir half
way through cooking time
Cover, stir after heating
Cover, stir after heating
Cover, stir after heating
Add water if necessary, cover, stir half
way through cooking time
Sprinkle with a little water, cover, stir half
way through cooking time
Sprinkle with a little sauce, cover
Cover
Prick skin several times
Place on a plate
Remove lid, stir well after heating
Check the temperature
-min-
-Level-
150
150
150
900
1000
400
900
900
900
900
900
900
W
W
W
W
W
W
app. 1
app. 1
app. 2
8-10
9-11
4-6
200
200
200
200
500
200
500
200
200
180
150
190
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
450
450
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
11/2 -2
1-11/2
11/2-21/2
2-3
3-5
2-3
4-5
app. 3
3-5
1-11/2
1
/2 -1
1
/2 -1
50
100
10
900 W
450 W
450 W
app. 1
3-4
app. 1/2
10
450 W
4-6
Stir during cooking
Soak in water, squeeze out well and put in
soup bowl, stir during cooking
Stir with sugar and 250ml liquid, cover and,
stir well during and after cooking
from chilled
TABLE : COOKING FRESH VEGETABLES
Vegetable
Artichokes
Leaf Spinach
Cauliflower
Broccoli
Mushrooms
Chinese leaves
Peas
Fennel
Onions
Carrots
Green peppers
Jacket potatoes
Leeks
Red cabbage
Brussels sprouts
Boiled potatoes
(salted)
Celery
White cabbage
Courgettes
Weight Setting Power Time Method
-g-Level- -Min300
300
800
500
500
500
300
500
500
250
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
900
Added Water
tbsps/ml-
W 5-7 remove the stalk, cover
W 4-5 wash, dry well, cover, stir once or twice during cooking
W 12-15 1 whole head, cover, divide into florets
W 6-8 stir during cooking
W 6-8 divide into florets, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
W 6-8 whole heads, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
W 5-7 cut into strips, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
W 6-8 cover, stir occasionally during cooking
W 6-8 cut into quarters, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
W 4-5 whole, cook in microwave cling film
W 9-11 cut into rings, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
W 6-8 cut into strips, stir once or twice during cooking
W 6-8 cover, stir occasionally during cooking
W 7-9 cut into rings, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
W 15-17 cut into strips, stir once or twice during cooking
W 7-9 whole sprouts, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
W 7-9 cut into large pieces of a similar size, add a little salt,
cover, stir occasionally during cooking
900 W 7-9 dice finely, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
900 W 15-17 cut into strips, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
900 W 6-8 slice, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
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3-4 tbsp
5-6 tbsp
4-5 tbsp
4-5 tbsp
4-5 tbsp
4-5 tbsp
4-5 tbsp
4-5 tbsp
4-5 tbsp
4-5 tbsp
4-5 tbsp
50 ml
50 ml
150 ml
50 ml
50 ml
4-5 tbsp
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COOKING CHARTS
TABLE : COOKING, GRILLING, BROWNING
Meat, Fish and
Poultry
Roasts
(Pork, Veal, Lamb)
Weight Setting
-g-
500
1000
1500
Roast beef
(medium)
1000
1500
Cooked mince
1000
Chicken
1200
Chicken legs
200
Trout
250
Power
-Level-
Time
5-8
6-8 (*)
5-8
4-5
16-18
5-7 (*)
14-16
4-6
26-28
5-6 (*)
26-28
4-5
5-8
8-10 (*)
3-5
12-15
12-15 (*)
4-6
20-23
6-9
9-11
5-7 (*)
9-11
3-5
6-7 (*)
4-6
7-9 (*)
90 W
4-5
90 W
450
450
450
450
450
450
450
450
450
450
450
450
630
630
630
630
630
630
630
630
900
630
900
630
450
Standzeit
Method
-min-
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
-Min-
Season to taste, place on the low rack, turn over
after (*).
10
10
10
Season to taste, place fatty side down on the low
rack, turn over after (*).
10
10
Pepare mince (half pork/half beef), place in an ovenproof dish and cook on the low rack
Season to taste, place breast side down on the low
rack, turn over after (*).
Season to taste, place skin side down on the high rack,
turn over after (*).
Wash, sprinkle with lemon juice, salt the fish inside and
out, place on the high rack, turn over after (*).
10
3
2
TABLE : GRILLING AND BROWNING OF MEAT, GRATIN AND WELSH RAREBIT
Dish
Weight
-g-
Rump steaks
2 pieces, medium
Fillet steaks,
2 pieces, medium
Lamb cutletts
2 pieces, pink
Grilled sausages
5 pieces
Browning of gratin
dishes
Welsh rarebit
1 piece
4 pieces
Setting
Power
-Level-
Time
11-12(*)
6-8
11-12(*)
6-8
13-14(*)
9-10
9-11(*)
6-7
8-13
400
200
300
400
450 W
450 W
Method
-min-
1/2
5-6
1/2-1
5-6
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Place on
grilling.
Place on
grilling.
Place on
grilling.
Place on
the high rack, turn over after (*), season after
the high rack, turn over after (*), season after
the high rack, turn over after (*), season after
the high rack, turn over after (*).
Auflaufform auf den niedrigen Rost stellen. Die Grillzeit
ist abhängig von der verwendeten Käsesorte.
Toast the bread and spread it with butter;
top with a slice of cooked ham, a slice of pineapple
and a slice of cheese. Prick the centre and place on the
top grill.
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COOKING CHARTS
TABLE : COOKING OF FROZEN SNACKS
Frozen Snacks
Weight Setting Power
Time
Method
Place in a shallow gratin dish and put on the high rack.
After approx. 5-6 Min. of grill time turn over.
(Thin potato chips need a shorter grill time).
Place on the low rack.
-g-
-min-
-Level-
Potato chips
250
630 W
3-4
8-10
Pizza
300
W
W
W
W
W
4-6
4-6
6-7
5-7
8-10
8-10
Onion Quiche
300
450
450
450
450
450
Filled Baguettes
250
270 W
400
Place on the low rack.
Place on the high rack.
TABLE : DEFROSTING
Food
Goulash
Ham or sausage in pieces
Cold cuts
Sausages, 8 pieces
4 pieces
Chicken
Chicken legs
Chicken breast
Whole Fish
Fish fillet
Crab
Weight
Power
Time
-g-
-Level-
-min-
-min-
500
200
200
600
300
1200
270
270
270
270
270
270
W
W
W
W
W
W
8-9
2-3
2-4
6-8
3-5
18-20
1000
270 W
13-15
1000
200
450
800
400
300
270
270
270
270
270
270
W
W
W
W
W
W
13-15
3-4
7-9
12-13
5-7
6-8
80
500
270 W
270 W
1-11/2
3-5
1000
270 W
8-10
stir halfway through defrosting time
10-15
only begin to defrost
5
remove the outside slices after each minute
5
place next to each other, turn over halfway
5-10
through defrosting time
5-10
place on an upturned plate, turn over halfway 30-90
through defrosting time
place on an upturned plate, turn over halfway 30-90
through defrosting time
turn over halfway through defrosting time
30-90
turn over halfway through defrosting time
10-15
turn over halfway through defrosting time
30-90
turn over halfway through defrosting time
10-15
turn over halfway through defrosting time
5-10
turn over halfway through defrosting time
30
and take off defrosted parts
only begin to defrost
turn over halfway through defrosting time (centre 30
will still be frozen)
turn over halfway through defrosting time (centre 30
will still be frozen)
place on a plate
5
place on a plate
10
only begin to defrost
5
remove lid; after 2 Min defrosting put in
5-10
a dish and allow to finish defrosting
only begin to defrost
10
place next to each other, spread out evenly
5
turn over halfway through defrosting time
Bread rolls, 2 pieces
White bread, whole
Mixed flour bread, whole
Cake, 1 piece
Fruit cake,1 Stück
Butter
Cream
150
150
250
200
270
270
270
270
W
W
W
W
1-3
2-3
1-3
2+2
Cheese slices
Fruit e.g. strawberries
raspberries, cherries, plums
200
250
270 W
270 W
1-2
3-5
Method
Standing time
Zum Auftauen von Koteletts, Steaks, Hackfleisch, Brot und Kuchen die Automatikprogramme Ed-1 bid Ed-4 benutzen.
Food
(frozen)
Fish fillet
Trout, 1 piece
One-plate meal
Fresh spinach
Broccoli
Peas
Kohlrabi
Mixed veg.
Brussel sprouts
red cabbage
Green cabbage
TABELLE : DEFROSTING AND COOKING
Weight Power
-g400
250
400
300
300
300
300
500
300
450
600
Time
-Level- -min900 W 9-11
900 W
6-8
900 W 8-10
900 W 7-10
900 W
6-8
900 W
6-8
900 W
7-8
900 W 9-11
900 W
6-8
900 W 10-12
900 W 13-15
Method
3-5
3-5
3-5
3-5
3-5
3-5
3-5
EL
EL
EL
EL
EL
EL
EL
cover
cover
cover,
cover,
cover,
cover,
cover,
cover,
cover,
cover,
cover,
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stir
stir
stir
stir
stir
stir
stir
stir
stir
after 6 minutes
once or twice during cooking
halfway through time
halfway through time
halfway through time
halfway through time
halfway through time
halfway through time
halfway through time
Standing time
-min1-2
1-2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
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RECIPES
ADAPTING RECIPES FOR THE
MICROWAVE OVEN
FOR COMBINED OPERATION
In general the same rules apply as for microwave
operation. The following additional tips should be
borne in mind:
If you would like to adapt your favourite recipes for
the microwave, you should take note of the
following: Shorten cooking times by a third to a
half. Follow the example of the recipes in this
book. Foods which have a high moisture content
such as meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, fruit, stews
and soups can be prepared in your microwave
without any difficulty.
Foods which have little moisture, such as platters of
food, should have the surface moistened prior to
heating or cooking.
The amount of liquid to be added to raw foods,
which are to be braised, should be reduced to
about two thirds of the quantity in the originall
recipe. If necessar y, add more liquid during
cooking.
The amount of fat to be added can be reduced
considerably. A small amount of butter, margarine
or oil is sufficient to flavour food. For this reason
your microwave is excellent for preparing low-fat
foods as part of a diet.
1. The microwave power setting must match the
type of food and the cooking time. Consult the
recipes in this book.
2. When preparing food in microwave-grill
combination mode remember that microwave
times are longer for large, bulky food, such as
roast pork, than for small flat food. As far as
grilling is concerned the situation is quite the
opposite. The nearer the food is to the grill, the
quicker it browns. This means that when you
cook large pieces of meat, for example, in
combination mode, the grilling time needs to be
shorter than for smaller pieces of meat.
3. Use the high rack for normal grilling to get quick
and even browning (exceptions are large, bulky
foods and puddings, which are also grilled on
the bottom rack).
HOW TO USE THE RECIPES
● All the recipes in this book are calculated on the
basis of 4 servings - unless otherwise stated.
● Recommendations relating to suitable utensils
and the total cooking times are given at the
beginning of every recipe.
● As a rule the quantities shown are assumed to
be wholly consumable, unless specifically
indicated otherwise.
● When eggs are given in the recipes they are
assumed to have weight of approx. 55 g
(medium).
ABBREVIATIONS USED
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Cup = cupful
kg = kilogram
g = gram
l = litre
ml = millilitre
cm = centimetre
DFC = dry fat content
DF = deep frozen
30
min = minutes
sec = seconds
dm = diameter
app. = approximate
sach. = sachet
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SOUPS & STARTERS
France
1. Place the butter cut up into pieces in the bowl.
Add the sliced onion, the meat stock and the
seasoning. Cover and microwave..
9-11 min.
900 W
2. Toast the slices of bread, cut them into cubes and
divide them among the soup bowls. Pour the soup
over the toast cubes and sprinkle on the cheese.
3. Place the bowls on the turntable, use the top grill
and brown the cheese topping.
6-7 min.
ONION SOUP
Total cooking time: approx. 14 - 17 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (2 litre capacity)
4 soup bowls (200 ml)
Ingredients
1 tbsp butter or margarine
2
onions (100 g), sliced
800 ml meat stock
salt & pepper
2
slices of bread for toasting
4 tbsp grated cheese (40 g)
Sweden
1. Place the vegetables with 2 tbsp of the fat in the
bowl. Cover and microwave.
2-3 min.
900 W
2. Add the meat stock, wine and Madeira together
with the crab meat and the seasoning to the
vegetables. Cover and microwave.
7-9 min.
450 W
3. Remove the bay leaf and the peppercorns from
the soup. Blend the flour with a little cold water
and add to the soup. Add the cream, stir it in and
reheat.
2-3 min.
900 W
4. Stir the soup and leave it to stand for about 5
minutes. Add the butter shortly before serving.
CRAB SOUP
Total cooking time: approx. 11-15 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (2 litre capacity)
Ingredients
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
50 g
carrots, sliced
3 tbsp butter or margarine (30 g)
500 ml meat stock
100 ml white wine & 100 ml Madeira wine
200 g tinned crab meat
1/
bay leaf
2
3
white peppercorns
thyme
3 tbsp flour (30 g)
100 ml cream
Switzerland
1. Put the butter and the onion in the bowl. Cover
and cook.
approx. 1-2 min.
900 W
2. Put the vegetables in the bowl. Add the bones,
streaky bacon and barley and top up with meat
stock. Season with salt. Cover and microwave.
1. 9-11 min.
900 W
2. 17-21 min.
450 W
3. Cut up the sausages in small pieces and heat
them in the bowl for the last 5 minutes.
4. Let the soup stand for about 5 minutes after
cooking. Remove the bones from the soup shortly
before serving.
BARLEY SOUP
Total cooking time: approx. 27-34 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (2 litre capacity)
Ingredients
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
1-2
carrots (130 g), sliced
15 g
celery, diced
1
leek (130 g), cut in rings
3
white cabbage leaves (100 g), shredded
200 g veal bones
50 g
streaky bacon, shredded
pepper
50 g
barleycorns
700 ml meat stock
4
frankfurters
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SOUPS & STARTERS
1. Remove the stalks from the mushrooms and chop
the stalks into small pieces.
2. Spread the butter on the bottom of the dish. Add
the onions, the diced bacon and the mushroom
stalks. Season with pepper and rosemary, cover
and cook.
3-5 min.
900 W
Leave to cool.
3. Heat 100 ml of the wine and cream in the other
dish with its lid on.
1-3 min.
900 W
4. Mix the remaining wine with the flour, stir into the
hot liquid and cook with the lid on. Stir once
during cooking.
ca. 1 min.
900 W
5. Fill the mushrooms with the bacon mixture, place
in the sauce and cook on the high rack.
6-8 min.
270 W
Allow the mushrooms to stand for approximately 2
minutes once cooked.
Spain
MUSHROOMS WITH ROSEMARY
Total cooking time: approx. 10-17 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (1 litre capacity)
Shallow round dish with lid
(approx. 22 cm diameter)
Ingredients
8
large mushrooms (approx. 225 g), whole
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
50 g
bacon, finely diced
black pepper, ground
fresh rosemary, bruised
125 ml dry white wine
125 ml cream
2 tbsp flour (20 g)
1. Cut the spinach finely, mix with the quark and the
cheese and season to taste.
2. Place a tablespoon of the filling on each slice of
the cooked ham and roll up. Secure the ham with
a wooden toothpick.
3. Make a béchamel sauce. To do this, pour the
liquid into the dish, cover and heat.
2-4 min.
900 W
Rub the butter into the flour, add to the liquid and
beat with a balloon whisk, until it is smooth.
Cover, bring to the boil until thickened.
1-2 min.
900 W
Stir and taste.
4. Pour the sauce into the greased dish, place the
ham rolls in the dish and cook on the turntable
10-12 min.
630 W
Allow the ham rolls to stand for approximately 5
minutes after cooking.
Spain
STUFFED HAM
Total cooking time: approx. 13-18 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (2 litre capacity)
Shallow oval gratin dish
(approx. 26 cm long)
Ingredients
150 g fresh spinach, stalks removed
150 g quark, 6 % fat
50 g
grated Emmental cheese
pepper
paprika, mild
6
slices cooked ham (300 g)
125 ml water
125 ml cream
2 tbsp flour (20 g)
2 tbsp Butter or Margarine (20 g)
1 tsp
Butter or Margarineto grease the dish
Tip:
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1. Cut the aubergines in half lengthways. Scoop out
the flesh with a teaspoon to leave a shell about 1
cm thick. Sprinkle the aubergines with salt and
dice the scooped-out flesh.
2. Remove the skin from two of the tomatoes and
chop them up, having first cut out the stalks.
3. Grease the bottom of the bowl with the olive oil.
Add the onions. Cover and cook.
approx. 2 min.
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4. Remove the stalks and seeds from the chillies and
cut them into rings. Retain a third for the garnish.
Mix the minced meat with the diced aubergines,
onions and tomatoes, the chilli rings, the crushed
garlic clove and the parsley. Season to taste.
5. Dry the aubergine halves. Fill with half of the
mince mixture, spread the sheep's cheese on top,
and then add the rest of the filling.
6. Arrange the aubergine halves in the greased
ovenproof dish, place the dish on the low rack
and cook.
11-13 min.
630 W
Garnish the aubergine halves with the chilli rings
and slices of tomato and continue cooking.
4-7 min.
630 W
Allow the aubergines to stand for about 2 minutes
after cooking.
Greece
AUBERGINES STUFFED WITH MINCED
MEAT
Total cooking time: approx. 17-22 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (1 litre size)
shallow oval gratin dish with lid
(approx. 30 cm long)
Ingredients
2
aubergines, less stalks (app. 250 g)
3
tomatoes (app. 200 g)
1 tbsp olive oil to grease the dish
2
onions (100 g), chopped
4
mild green chillies
200 g mince (beef or lamb)
2
garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
salt & pepper
pink paprika
60 g
Feta cheese, diced
Tip:
You can substitute courgettes for the aubergines.
1. Wash and dry the trout and sprinkle with lemon
juice. Apply salt to the interior and exterior of the
fish and leave to stand for 15 minutes.
2. Melt the butter.
1 min.
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3. Dry the fish, spread on the butter and roll in the
flour.
4. Grease the dish. Put the trout in the dish and cook
on the low rack. Two thirds through the cooking
period turn the trout and scatter the almonds over
them.
15-18 min.
450 W
Allow the almond trout to stand for 2 minutes after
cooking.
Tip:
Suitable accompanying dishes are parsley
potatoes and a green salad.
Germany
ALMOND TROUT
Total cooking time: approx. 16-19 minutes
Utensils: shallow oval gratin dish
(ca. 32 cm lang)
Ingredients
4
trout (200 g), trimmed
juice of one lemon
salt
30 g
butter or margarine
5 tbsp flour (50 g)
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease the dish
50 g
almond flakes
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1. Knead the minced meat, onion cubes, egg and
breadcrumbs into a dough and season with salt
and pepper. Place the meat loaf in the dish.
2. Mix the meat stock with the tomato puree.
3. Arrange the potatoes and carrots around the meat
loaf together with the liquid. Cover and
microwave. Turn once during cooking.
20-23 min.
900 W
Give the contents of the dish a final adjustment
and leave to stand for about 5 minutes.
Serve sprinkled with parsley.
Netherlands
MEATLOAF
Total cooking time: approx. 20-23 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
500 g minced meat (half pork, half beef)
3
onions (150 g), finely chopped
1
egg
50 g
breadcrumbs
salt & pepper
350 ml meat stock
70 g
tomato puree
2
potatoes (200 g), diced
2
carrots (200 g), diced
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
1. Wash the chicken, dry it and season it internally
with salt, rosemary and marjoram.
2. For the filling soak the bread roll in cold water for
about 10 minutes and then squeeze the water
out. Mix with salt, parsley, nutmeg, butter (20 g)
and egg yolk and stuff the chicken with the
mixture. Tie up the opening with string.
3. Heat the butter (30 g).
ca. 1 min.
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Stir the paprika and salt into the butter and
spread over the chicken.
4. Place chicken in the greased dish and cook.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
35-39 min.
630 W
Leave the stuffed roast chicken to stand for
approx. 3 minutes after cooking.
Austria
STUFFED ROAST CHICKEN
(2 Portions)
Total cooking time: approx. 36-40 minutes
Utensils: bowl (2 Iitre capacity) string
Ingredients
1
chicken (1000 g)
salt
rosemary & majoram, bruised
1
stale bread (roll, 40 g)
1
bunch parsley, finely chopped (10 g)
1 pinch nutmeg
5 tbsp butter or margarine (50 g)
1
egg yolk
1 tbsp sweet paprika
1 tsp
Butter or Margarine to grease the dish
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Switzerland
1. Slice the meat into finger-thick strips.
2. Smear the butter evenly around the dish. Add the
onion and the meat to the dish, cover and cook.
Stir once during cooking.
6-9 min.
900 W
3. Add the white wine, the gravy powder and the
cream, stir, cover and continue to cook. Stir once
during cooking.
3-5 min.
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4. Taste the stew, stir again and allow to stand for 5
minutes. Serve with parsley garnish.
ZURICH VEAL STEW
Total cooking time: approx. 9-14 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
600 g veal fillet
1 tbsp butter or margarine
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
100 ml white wine
gravy thickener to make approx.
300 ml cream
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
1/
2
litre
1. Cut the mozzarella into slices. Puree the tomatoes
with the puree attachment of a hand mixer.
2. Wash the cutlets, dry them and beat them flat.
Distribute the oil and the garlic slices over the
bottom of the oven-proof dish. Add the cutlets and
pour over the tomato puree. Sprinkle with pepper,
capers and oregano, cover and cook on the low
rack
15-19 min.
630 W
Turn the meat slices.
3. Place a few slices of mozzarella on each piece of
meat, add salt and cook uncovered on the high
rack.
9-12 min.
630 W
After cooking allow to stand for about 5 minutes.
Tip: Spaghetti and a fresh salad can be served with
this dish.
Italy
VEAL CUTLET WITH MOZZARELLA
Total cooking time: approx. 24-31 minutes
Utensils: shallow square gratin dish with lid
(approx. 25 cm long)
Ingredients
2
mozzarella cheese (150 g)
500 g drained, peeled tinned tomatoes
4
veal cutlets (600 g)
20 ml olive oil
2
cloves of garlic, sliced
pepper, freshly milled
2 tbsp capers (20 g)
oregano, salt
1. Cut the escalope of pork and the pork belly into
2-3 cm cubes.
2. Thread meat and vegetables alternately on four
wooden skewers.
3. Combine the oil with the spices and brush over
the kebabs. Place the kebabs on the high rack
and cook.
Germany
GRILL SKEWERS
(This recipe makes approx. 800 g)
Total cooking time: approx. 17-18 minutes
Utensils: high rack
4 wooden skewers (approx. 25 cm lang)
Ingredients
400 g escalope of pork
100 g smoked belly of pork
2
onions (100 g), quartered
4
tomatoes (250 g), quartered
1/
green
pepper (100 g), in eight pieces
2
2 tbsp oil
4 tsp
sweet paprika
salt
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
worcester sauce
AUTO COOK
plus GRILL 2
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1. Wash the fish and pat dry. Remove any bones.
2. Slice the lemon and the tomatoes finely.
3. Grease the gratin dish with butter. Place the fish in
it and drizzle with vegetable oil.
4. Sprinkle the fish with parsley, lay the slices of
tomato on top and season. Lay the slices of
lemon on top of the tomato and pour the white
wine over this.
5. Dot the lemon with butter, cover and cook.
11-13 min.
630 W
Leave the fish fillets to stand for 2 minutes after
cooking.
Tip:
You can also use rosefish, halibut, mullet, plaice
or cod in this recipe.
France
(for 2 portions)
Total cooking time: approx. 11-13 minutes
Utensils: shallow oval gratin dish with lid
(approx. 26 cm long)
Ingredients
400 g fillet of sole
1
lemon, untreated
2
tomatoes (150 g)
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease the dish
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
salt & pepper
4 tbsp white wine (30 ml)
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
FILLET OF SOLE
1. Wash the quails and carefully dab them dry.
Season with salt and pepper inside and out,
wrap bacon around each bird, and tie up tightly
with the twine.
2. Grease the dish, place the quails in the dish and
cook. Turn over once halfway through.
10-12 min.
900 W
3. Chop the herbs very fine, sprinkle over the quails,
and pour the port over the top. Continue to cook
the quails.
13-15 min.
630 W
Take the quails out of the roasting sauce.
4. To make the sauce, heat the meat stock in the
covered bowl.
2-3 min.
900 W
Blend the butter with the flour, stir into the liquid,
allow to boil, and cook. Stir once halfway
through.
1-2 min.
900 W
5. Stir the cheese into the sauce. Add the cheese
sauce to the sauce, stir everything together well,
and reheat.
approx. 1 min.
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6. Pour the sauce over the quails and serve.
Italy
QUAILS IN CHEESE AND HERB SAUCE
Total cooking time: approx. 27-33 minutes
Utensils: kitchen twine
flat round gratin dish
(diameter approx. 22 cm)
bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
4
quails (600 g)
salt & pepper
200 g streaky bacon, thinly sliced
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease the dish
1 tbsp fresh parsley
rosemary & basil, finely chopped
150 ml port
250 ml meat stock
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
2 tbsp flour (20 g)
50 g
grated Emmental cheese
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1. Wash the fish, pat dry and sprinkle with lemon
juice. Leave to stand for 15 minutes, pat dry
again and rub with salt.
2. Smear the butter on the bottom of the dish. Add
the diced onion, cover with the lid and steam.
1-2 min.
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3. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir.
Add the white wine and mix.
4. Grease the gratin dish and place the fish in it.
Pour the sauce over the fish and sprinkle with
cheese. Place on the low rack and cook.
1. 7-8 min.
450 W and then
2. 14-16 min.
450 W
Allow fish to stand for approximately 2 minutes
after cooking. Serve with a garnish of chopped
parsley.
Switzerland
FISH FILLET WITH CHEESE SAUCE
Total cooking time: approx. 21-25 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (1 litre capacity)
shallow ovale gratin dish
(approx. 25 cm long)
Ingredients
4
Fish fillets (approx. 800 g)
(e.g. perch, flounder or cod)
2 tbsp lemon juice
salt
1 tbsp butter or margarine
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
2 tbsp flour (20 g)
100 ml white wine
1 tsp
vegetable to grease the dish
100 g grated Emmental cheese
2 tbsp chopped parsley
VEGETABLES, NOODLES, RICE & PASTA
1. Put the water, oil and salt in the bowl, cover and
bring to the boil.
3-4 min.
900 W
2. Break the macaroni into pieces and add them to
the dish. Stir and allow to soak.
9 -11 min.
270 W
Drain the pasta and allow to cool.
3. Mix the tomatoes with the onions and season
well. Add the macaroni and pour over the tomato
sauce. Divide the courgette slices on top.
4. Beat the sour cream and the eggs and pour over
the dish. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Place
on the low rack and cook.
1. 18-21 min.
900 W and then
2. 7-8 min.
630 W
Allow the gratin to stand for about 5-10 minutes
after cooking.
Germany
COURGETTE AND NOODLE GRATIN
Total cooking time: approx. 37-44 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (2 l Inhalt)
gratin dish (approx. 26 cm long)
Ingredients
500 ml water
1/2 tsp oil
80 g
macaroni
400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
3
onion (150 g), finely chopped
basil, thyme, salt & pepper
1 tbsp oil to grease the dish
450 g courgettes, sliced
150 g sour cream
2
eggs
100 g grated Cheddar cheese
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1. Cut the bread rolls into small cubes and soak in
the milk.
2. Divide the fat on the bottom of the bowl and add
the chopped onion. Cover and cook.
1-2 min.
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3. Add the onion to the bread cubes. Beat the eggs,
add them and mix well to form a workable paste.
If necessary add a little milk.
4. Divide the paste equally into 5 cups or pudding
moulds, cover with microwave cling film, arrange
on the edge of the turntable and cook.
6-8 min.
900 W
Allow the dumplings to stand for about 2 minutes
after cooking. Turn the dumplings into a plate
before serving.
Austria
(for 5 Portions)
Total cooking time: approx. 8-11 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (1 Iitre capacity)
5 cups or pudding moulds
Ingredients
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
500 ml milk
200 g dried bread cubes
(from approx. 5 bread rolls)
3
eggs
BREAD DUMPLINGS
1. Cut the tomatoes into slices, mix with the ham,
onion cubes, garlic, minced meat and mashed
tomato. Season and cook with the lid on.
5-8 min.
900 W
2. Mix the cream with the milk, Parmesan cheese,
herbs, oil and spices.
3. Grease the soufflé mould and cover the bottom of
the mould with about 1/3 of the pasta. Put half of
the minced meat mixture on the pasta and pour
on some sauce. Put an additional 1/3 of the
pasta on top followed by another layer of the
minced meat mixture and some sauce, finishing
with the remaining pasta on top. Finally, cover the
pasta with lots of sauce and sprinkle with
Parmesan cheese. Place butter flakes on top and
cook with the lid on.
13-17 min.
630 W
After cooking, let the lasagne stand for
approximately 5-10 minutes.
Italy
LASAGNE AL FORNO
Total cooking time: approx. 18-25 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
shallow, square gratin dish with lid
(approx. 20 x 20 x 6 cm)
Ingredients
300 g canned tomatoes
50 g
ham, finely cubed
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
1
clove of garlic, crushed
250 g minced meat (beef)
2 tbsp mashed tomato (30 g)
salt & pepper
oregano, thyme & basil
150 ml cream (crème fraîche)
100 ml milk
50 g
grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp
mixed chopped herbs
1 tsp
olive oil
salt & pepper
nutmeg
1 tsp
vegetable to grease the dish
125 g green flat pasta
1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp butter or margarine
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1. Place the water and the salt into the bowl, cover
and bring to the boil.
9-11 min.
900 W
2. Add the pasta, bring to the boil again, and then
simmer.
1. 1-2 min.
900 W
2. 6-9 min.
270 W
3. Meanwhile rub the garlic cloves over the soufflé
dish. Chop the basil leaves. Keep some aside for
garnishing.
4. Drain the pasta well. Stir in the crème fraîche and
sprinkle the basil over the pasta.
5. Add the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper,
place into a soufflé dish and stir. Garnish the dish
with basil and serve hot.
Italien
TAGLIATELLE WITH CREAM AND BASIL
SAUCE
(for 2 Portions)
Total cooking time: approx. 16-22 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
round soufflé dish (approx. 20 cm diam.)
Ingredients
1I
water
1 tsp
salt
200 g tagliatelle
1
clove of garlic
15-20 basil leaves
200 g cream (crème fraîche)
30 g
grated Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper
1. Place the kohlrabi and water in the dish, cover
and cook. Stir once halfway through.
9-12 min.
900 W
Pour off the liquid
2. Spread the butter in the bowl. Add the cream and
heat uncovered. Do not allow to boil!
approx. 11/2 min.
900 W
3. Add salt, seasonings and lemon juice as desired.
Fold in the dill and pour the sauce over the
kohlrabi. Allow the kohlrabi to stand for approx.
2 minutes after cooking.
Tip:
Black salsify can be used instead of kohlrabi.
Switzerland
(2 Portions)
Total cooking time: approx. 101/2-131/2 minutes
Utensils: 2 bowls with lids (1 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
400 g Kohlrabi, sliced (approx. 2 pieces)
4-5 tbsp water
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
150 ml cream (crème fraîche)
salt, pepper, nutmeg & ground paprika
lemon juice
1
bunch dill, finely chopped
KOHLRABI IN DILL SAUCE
1. Place the potatoes and water in the dish. Cover
and cook. Stir once halfway through.
8-10 min.
900 W
2. Peel the potatoes and press through a potato
press or a fine sieve.
3. Crush the garlic cloves with the garlic press and
add to the potatoes.
4. Add olive oil, meat stock, salt and lemon juice
with the potatoes to taste, and stir until a smooth
mixture is formed. Add more oil or stock as
required.
5. Decorate the paté with chilli pepper rings and
serve.
Greece
POTATO-GARLIC PATÉ
Total cooking time: approx. 8-10 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (1 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
400 g boiled potatoes (with skins)
2-3 tbsp water
2-3
garlic cloves
6 tbsp olive oil
6 tbsp meat stock
salt
juice of one lemon
1
mild chilli pepper
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1. Cut the bacon into cubes. Spread the butter over
the base of the bowl. Place the onions and
bacon cubes, cover, and braise.
2-3 min.
900 W
2. Add the rice, fill with the meat stock, bring to the
boil, and then simmer.
1. 3-5 min.
900 W and then
2. 15-17 min.
270 W
Allow the rice to stand for about 3-5 minutes after
cooking.
3. Mix the cheese with the saffron and season to
taste.
Tip:
Braised chanterelle mushrooms, or button
mushrooms and a mixed salad go very well
with this dish.
Switzerland
TESSINER RISOTTO
Total cooking time: approx. 20-25 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
50 g
streaky bacon
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
200 g pudding rice (Arboris)
400 ml meat stock
70 g
Sbrinz cheese, grated, (use grated
Emmental cheese as a substitute)
1 pinch saffron
salt & pepper
DRINKS, DESSERTS & CAKES
1. Dry off the peach halves.
2. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Then trickle in a little
sugar (35 g).
3. Mix together the almonds, the remaining sugar
(35 g), the egg yolks and the cognac.
4. Fill each peach half with the mixture. Pipe the
beaten egg whites over the filling.
5. Grease the dish. Place the peaches in the glass
dish and grill on the low rack.
3-5 min.
630 W
Spain
WHITE PEACH MOUNDS (approx. 8 pieces)
Total cooking time: approx. 3-5 minutes
Utensils: shallow, round glass dish
(approx. 24 cm diameter)
Ingredients
470 g tinned peach halves, drained
2
egg whites
70 g
sugar
75 g
ground almonds
2
egg yolks
2 tbsp cognac
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease dish
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1. Put the milk, sugar and almonds into the bowl,
cover and heat.
3-5 min.
900 W
2. Add the semolina and stir. Cover and
microwave. Stir once during cooking.
10-12 min.
270 W
3. Mix the egg yolk with the water in a cup and fold
into the hot semolina. Beat the egg white until stiff
and lightly fold it in. Transfer the pudding to small
bowls.
4. For the sauce wash the raspberries, dry carefully
and put into a bowl with water and sugar.
Cover and heat.
2-3 min.
900 W
5. Puree the raspberries and serve either hot or cold
with the semolina pudding.
Germany
SEMOLINA PUDDING WITH RASPBERRY
SAUCE
Total cooking time: approx. 15-20 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
500 ml milk
40 g
sugar
15 g
chopped almonds
50 g
semolina
1
egg yolk
1 tbsp water
1
egg white
250 g raspberries
50 ml water
40 g
sugar
1. Peel the pears, keeping them whole.
2. Put sugar, vanilla sugar, liqueur and water into the
bowl. Stir and heat.
1-2 min.
900 W
3. Place the pears in the juice, cover and cook.
5-8 min.
900 W
Take the pears out of the juice and allow to cool.
4. Put 50 ml of the juice in the small bowl, add the
cream and chocolate. Cover and heat.
2-3 min.
900 W
5. Stir the sauce well and pour over the pears to
serve.
Tip:
You could also serve this with vanilla ice cream.
France
PEARS IN CHOCOLATE SAUCE
Total cooking time: approx. 8-13 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
bowl with lid (1 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
4
pears (600 g)
60 g
sugar
1 pack vanilla sugar (10 g)
1 tbsp pear liqueur, 30 % proof
150 ml water
130 g plain chocolate pieces
100 g cream (crème fraîche)
1. Pour the milk into the cup. Add the chocolate, stir
and heat. Stir occasionally.
ca. 1 min.
900 W
2. Whip the cream until stiff and spoon this on top
of the chocolate. Serve garnished with chocolate
vermicelli.
Austria
CHOCOLATE WITH CREAM
(for 1 Portion)
Total cooking time: approx. 1 minute
Utensils: large cup (200 ml capacity)
Ingredients
150 ml milk
30 g
plain chocolate, grated
30 ml cream
chocolate vermicelli
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1. Put the rice and the liquid in the bowl. Slit open
the vanilla pod and add it to the rice with the salt
and sugar. Cover and microwave. Stir once
during cooking.
1. 3-5 min.
900 W
2. 24-26 min.
270 W
Leave the rice to stand for 5 minutes after
cooking.
2. Cut the strawberries in half and mix with sugar
and the orange liqueur.
3. Remove the vanilla pod from the rice and cool the
rice by stirring it in a bain-marie. Beat the cream
and the egg white separately until stiff. Fold first
the pistachios, then the cream and finally the egg
white into the cold rice.
4. Put the rice in a large bowl, make a depression in
the rice and fill it with strawberries.
Sweden
PISTACHIO RICE WITH STRAWBERRIES
Total cooking time: approx. 27-31 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
125 g long grain rice
150 ml milk
175 ml water
1
vanilla pod
1 pinch salt
50 g
sugar
250 g strawberries
40 g
sugar
40 ml Cointreau (Orange liqueur, 40 % proof)
200 ml cream
1
egg white
50 g
pistachio
1. Pour the alcohol into the bowl. Peel the orange so
that the peel is thin and put this in the alcohol
together with the cinnamon and sugar.
Cover and heat.
8-10 min.
900 W
2. Remove the peel and cinnamon. Put one
teaspoon of the rock candy into each grog glass,
top up with the fiery drink and serve.
Netherlands
(for 30 Portions)
Total cooking time: approx. 8-10 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
500 ml white wine
500 ml dry red wine
500 ml rum, 54 % proof
1
whole orange
3
cinnamon sticks
75 g
sugar
10 tsp rock candy
FIERY DRINK
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1. Reserve some of the fruit for decoration. Puree the
rest of the berries with the wine. Put into the bowl
and cook cover.
5-7 min.
900 W
Add sugar and lemon juice.
2. Leave gelatine in cold water for 10 minutes to
soften. Remove and squeeze out water. Stir
gelatine into the hot fruit until it dissolves. Put the
jelly into the fridge to set.
3. To make the vanilla sauce, put the milk in a bowl.
Slice the vanilla pod open and scrape out the
vanilla flavouring. Stir the flavouring, sugar and
cornflour into the milk and cover before cooking.
Stir occasionally during cooking and to finish.
3-5 min.
900 W
4. Tip the set jelly onto a plate and garnish with the
whole berries. Serve with the vanilla sauce.
Denmark
BERRY JELLY WITH VANILLA SAUCE
Total cooking time: approx. 8-12 minutes
Utensils: bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
150 g redcurrants, washed and sorted
150 g strawberries, washed and sorted
150 g raspberries, washed and sorted
250 ml white wine
100 g sugar
50 ml lemon juice
8
gelatine sheets
300 ml milk
flavouring from 1/2 vanilla pod
30 g
sugar
15 g
cornflour
Tip:
You can also use frozen fruit once it is
defrosted.
1. Mix the flour and cocoa with the baking flour.
Add the sugar, egg and butter and use the
kneading hook on the hand-held blender to
knead.
2. Grease the tin, roll out 2/3 of the dough and
place it in the tin. Lift the edges 2 cm to form a
rim. Pre-bake the pastry.
6-8 min.
630 W
3. For the filling, whisk the butter until light and fluffy,
add the sugar and eggs one at a time. Finally
add the fromage frais and the powdered vanilla
pudding mix.
4. Spread the filling over the pre-baked dough and
add the remaining crumbling dough on the cake
and bake.
15-19 min.
630 W
Germany
(for 12 Portions)
Total cooking time: approx. 21-27 minutes
Utensils: Round baking tin (approx. 26 cm diam.)
Ingredients
300 g flour
1 tbsp cocoa
3 tsp
baking powder (9 g)
150 g sugar
1
egg
150 g butter or margarine
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease the dish
100 g butter or margarine
100 g sugar
1 pack vanilla sugar (10 g)
3
eggs
400 g fromage frais, 20 % fat content
1 pack powdered vanilla pudding mix (40 g)
CHEESECAKE
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DRINKS, DESSERTS & CAKES
1. Beat the butter until smooth and slowly add the
sugar. Gradually add the eggs and then whisk
into the mixture. Mix flour, baking powder and
cocoa then put into mixture. Add the milk and mix
everything well.
2. Grease baking tin, pour in the mixture and cook.
8-10 min.
630 W
Check with a knife whether the dough is ready.
3. Leave the cake to cool in the baking tin for 10
minutes, then remove it. Leave it to cool down
completely.
4. Cut horizontally 2 cm of the top part of the cake
and leave to one side. Turn the cake over, cut
vertically 1 cm at the edges and lift out the inner
part with a spoon.
5. Put the ice-cream into a bowl and defrost.
approx. 1 min.
270 W
Fill the cake with ice-cream. Add the raspberries
to the ice-cream. Place the base and turn the
cake upside down.
6. Put the coating in the second bowl and melt.
3 - 6 min.
450 W
Stir and cover the cake.
7. Freeze the cake and defrost before serving
3-4 min.
270 W
Tip (Chocolate cake with ice-cream):
This cake tastes good even without a filling.
Great Britain
CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH ICE-CREAM
for 12 Portions
Total cooking time: approx. 15-21 minutes
Utensils: Baking tin (approx. 21 cm diameter,
10 cm high)
2 bowls with lids (1 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
175 g butter or margarine
175 g sugar
3
eggs
175 g flour
1 tsp
baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa (20 g)
50 ml milk
500 ml vanilla ice-cream
65 g
frozen raspberries
250 g dark chocolate coating
Variationen:
a) Cherry cake: Replace the cocoa with 1 tbsp of
vanilla flavour and add 50 g of chopped
cherries (glazed) to the mixture. Cover with
white chocolate.
b) Coffee cake: Prepare a small coffee (2
spoonfuls of instant coffee + 2 spoonfuls of hot
water and add to mixture. Reduce the quantity
of milk to one teaspoon. Cover with brown
chocolate.
c) Nut cake: Add 50 g of walnuts. Cover with nuts
then with chocolate coating.
1. Pour water and lemon juice into the glass and
heat.
ca. 1 min.
900 W
Stir in sugar to taste.
Germany
HOT LEMON
(for 1 Portion)
Total cooking time: approx. 1 minute
Utensils: Tea glass (150 ml capacity)
Ingredients
100 ml water
juice of 1 lemon
2-3 tsp sugar
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CARE & CLEANING
Oven Interior
1. For cleaning, wipe any spatters or spills with a
soft damp cloth or sponge after each use while
the oven is still warm. For heavier spills, use
mild soap and wipe several times with a damp
cloth until all residues are removed.
2. Make sure that mild soap or water do not
penetrate the small vents in the walls which may
cause damage to the oven.
3. Do not use spray type cleaners on the oven
interior.
4. Heat up your oven regularly by using the grill,
refer to note 2 on page 17. Remaining food or
fat splashed can cause smoke or a bad smell.
CAUTION: DO NOT USE COMMERCIAL
OVEN CLEANERS, STEAM CLEANERS,
ABRASIVE, HARSH CLEANERS, ANY THAT
CONTAIN SODIUM HYDROXIDE OR
SCOURING PADS ON ANY PART OF YOUR
MICROWAVE OVEN.
Oven exterior
The outside of your oven can be easily cleaned
with mild soap and water. Make sure that the soap
is wiped off with a moist cloth, and dry the exterior
with a soft towel.
Control panel
Open the door before cleaning to de-activate the
control panel. Care should be taken in cleaning the
control panel. Using a cloth dampened with water
only, gently wipe the panel until it becomes clean.
Avoid using excessive amounts of water. Do not
use any sort of chemical or abrasive cleaner.
Turntable and Turntable support
Remove the turntable and turntable support from
the oven. Wash the turntable and turntable support
in mild soapy water. Dry with a soft cloth. Both the
turntable and the turntable support are dishwasher
safe.
Door
To remove all trace of dirt, regularly clean both
sides of the door, the door seals and surfaces with
a soft, damp cloth.
Racks
These should be washed in a mild washing up
liquid solution and dried. The rack is dishwasher
safe.
NOTE: A steam cleaner should not be used.
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WHAT TO DO IF...
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS/REMEDIES
... the microwave appliance is not
working properly?
Check that
- the fuses in the fuse box are working,
- there has not been a power outage.
- If the fuses continue to blow, please contact a
qualified electrician.
... the microwave mode is not working?
Check that
- the door is properly closed,
- the door seals and their surfaces are clean,
- the START-button has been pressed.
... the turntable is not turning?
Check that
- the turntable support is correctly connected to the
drive,
- the ovenware does not extend beyond the
turntable,
- food does not extend beyond the edge of the
turntable preventing it from rotating.
- there is nothing in the well beneath the turntable.
... the microwave will not switch off?
-
Isolate the appliance from the fuse box.
Call your local Service Force Centre.
... the interior light is not working?
-
Call your local Service Force Centre. The interior
light bulb can be exchanged only by a trained
Service Force technician.
... the food is taking longer to heat
through and cook than before?
-
Set a longer cooking time (double quantity =
nearly double time) or
if the food is colder than usual, rotate or turn from
time to time or
set a higher power setting.
-
NOTE: If you cook the food over the standard time with only the same cooking mode, the power of the oven will
lower automatically to avoid overheating. (The microwave power level will be reduced or the grill
heating element will begin to light on and off). After pausing for 90 seconds, full power can be reset.
Cooking Mode
Microwave (900 W)
Grill
Dual Grill
Standard time
20 minutes
30 minutes
Grill - 30 minutes
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Reduced power level
Microwave - 630 W
Grill - 50%
Grill - 50%
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SERVICE & SPARE PARTS
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to purchase spare parts, please contact
your local Service Force Centre by telephoning:
08705 929 929
Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the Service Force Centre covering your post code area.
For the address of your local Service Force Centre and further information about Service Force, please visit
the website at www.serviceforce.co.uk.
For Customer Service in Ireland please contact us at the address below:
Zanussi
Electrolux Group (Irl) Ltd
Long Mile Road
Dublin 12
Republic of Ireland
Tel: + 353 (0)1 4090751
Email: service.eid@electrolux.ie
Before calling out a technician, please ensure you have read the details under the heading ‘Something Not
Working.’
When you contact the Service Force Centre you will need to give the following details:
1. Your name, address and post code.
2. Your telephone number.
3. Clear and concise details of the fault.
4. The model and serial number of the appliance (found on the rating plate).
5. The purchase date
Please note that a valid purchase receipt or guarantee documentation is required for
in-guarantee service calls.
CUSTOMER CARE
For general enquiries concerning your Zanussi appliance or for further information on Zanussi products,
please contact our Customer Care Department by letter or telephone at the address below or visit our
website at www.zanussi.co.uk.
Customer Care Department
Zanussi
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire
SL1 1DZ
Tel. 08705 727727 *
* Calls may be recorded for training purposes.
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GUARANTEE CONDITIONS
Standard Guarantee conditions
European Guarantee
We, Zanussi, undertake that if within 24 months of
the date of the purchase this Zanussi appliance or
any part thereof is proved to be defective by
reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we
will, at our option repair or replace the same FREE
OF CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on
condition that:
• The appliance has been correctly installed and
used only on the electricity supply stated on the
rating plate.
• The appliance has been used for normal
domestic purposes only, and in accordance with
the manufacturer’s instructions.
• The appliance has not been serviced,
maintained, repaired, taken apart or tampered
with by any person not authorised by us.
• All service work under this guarantee must be
undertaken by a Service Force Centre.
• Any appliance or defective part replaced shall
become the Company’s property.
• This guarantee is in addition to your statutory
and other legal rights.
Home visits are made between 8.30am and
5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Visits may be available outside these hours in
which case a premium will be charged.
If you should move to another country within
Europe then your guarantee moves with you to
your new home subject to the following
qualifications:
• The guarantee starts from the date you first
purchased your product.
• 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
transferred 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.
Exclusions
France
This guarantee does not cover:
• Damage or calls resulting from transportation,
improper use or neglect, the replacement of any
light bulbs or removable parts of glass or plastic.
• Costs incurred for calls to put right an appiliance
which is improperly installed or calls to
appliances outside the UK.
• Appliances found to be in use within commercial
or similar environment, plus those which are
subject to rental agreements.
• Products of Zanussi manufacture which are not
marketed by Zanussi.
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Senlis
+33 (0) 3 44 62 22 22
Germany
Nürnberg
+49 (0) 911 323 2600
Italy
Pordenone
+39 (0) 1678 47053
Sweden
Stockholm
+46 (0) 20 78 77 50
UK
Slough
+44 (0) 1753 219 898
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SPECIFICATIONS
AC Line Voltage
Distribution line fuse/circuit breaker
AC Power required:
Microwave
Grill
Dual Grill
Output power:
Microwave
Grill
Microwave Frequency:
Outside Dimensions:
Cavity Dimensions
Oven Capacity
Turntable
Weight
Oven lamp
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
230-240V, 50Hz, single phase
Minimum 16A
1.42kW
1.00kW
2.4kW
900W (IEC 60705)
1000W
2450MHz
592mm (W) x 460mm (H) x 437mm (D)
342mm (W) x 207mm (H) x 368mm (D) *
26 litres *
ø 325mm, glass
approx. 20kg
25W/240 - 250V
* Internal capacity is calculated by measuring maximum width, depth and height.
Actual capacity for holding food is less.
This oven complies with the requirements of Directives 89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC as
amended by 93/68/EEC.
SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AS PART OF
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Ecologically responsible disposal of packaging materials and old
appliances
Packaging materials
Zanussi microwave ovens require effective packaging to protect them during transportation.
Only the minimum packaging necessary is used.
Packaging materials (e.g. foil or styrofoam) can place children at risk.
Danger of suffocation. Keep packaging material away from children.
All packaging materials used are environment friendly and can be recycled. The cardboard is made from
recycled paper and the wooden parts are untreated. Plastic items are marked as follows:
«PE» polyethylene eg packaging film
«PS» polystyrene eg packaging (CFC-free)
«PP» polypropylene eg packaging straps
By using and re-using the packaging, raw materials are saved and waste volume is reduced.
Packaging should be taken to your nearest recycling centre.
Contact your local council for information.
Disposal of old appliances
Old appliances should be made safe before disposal by removing the plug, and cutting off and disposing
of the power cable.
It should then be taken to the nearest recycling centre. Check with your local Council or Environmental
Health Office to see if there are facilities in your area for recycling the appliance.
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INSTALLATION
INSTALLING THE APPLIANCE
3. Fit the appliance into the kitchen cupboard
slowly, and without force, until the front frame of
the oven seals against the front opening of the
cupboard.
4. Ensure the appliance is
stable and not leaning.
Ensure that a 5mm gap is
5 mm
kept between the
cupboard door above
and the top of the frame
(see diagram).
5. Fix the oven in position with the
screws provided.
The fixing points are located
on the top and bottom corners
of the oven (see diagram, item
10, on page 5).
6. It is important to ensure that the installation of
this product conforms to the instructions in this
operation manual and the conventional oven
manufacturer’s installation instructions.
1. Remove all packaging and check carefully for
any signs of damage.
2. If fitting the microwave oven above a
conventional oven (position A) then use the mylar
sheet provided.
a. Cut the Mylar sheet to fit the internal width of
the unit.
b. Peel back the protective cover on the tape
and fix to the rear of
the shelf so
that it covers
the service
gap. (See
diagram).
Mylar sheet
Inte
rna
l wi
dth
gap
ice
Ser v
Conventional
oven
The microwave can be fitted in position A or B:
Chimney
Chimney
Position A
Position B
Conventional
oven
POSITION
NICHE SIZE
W
D
H
CHIMNEY
Gap Between
(min)
Cupboard & Ceiling
A
560x550x450
50
50
B
560x500x450
40
50
Measurements in (mm)
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INSTALLATION
CONNECTING THE APPLIANCE TO THE POWER SUPPLY
• The electrical outlet should be readily accessible so that
(A)
the unit can be unplugged easily in an emergency.
• The socket should not be positioned behind the cupboard.
• The best position is above the cupboard, see (A).
When not connecting the power supply cord to position (A) it should
be removed from the support clip (see diagram, item 14, on page 5)
and routed under the oven.
• Connect the appliance to a single phase 230-240V/50Hz alternating
current via a correctly installed earth socket.
The socket must be fused with a ≥16A fuse.
• If the appliance is to be operated in a non-European
country, the supply voltage, current type and frequency of the appliance indicated on
the rating plate must correspond with the specification of your power supply. The
rating plate can be found on the inside face of the control panel.
• The power supply cord may only be replaced by an electrician.
• Before installing, tie a piece of string to the power supply cord to facilitate connection to point (A) when
the appliance is being installed.
• When inserting the appliance into the high-sided cupboard, DO NOT crush the power supply cord.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
• Connect the green and yellow (earth) wire to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the
letter ”E” or the earth symbol (
) or coloured
green and yellow.
WARNING:
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
The manufacturer declines any liability
should this safety measure not be
observed.
• Connect the blue (neutral) wire to the terminal in
the plug which is marked with the letter ”N” or
coloured black.
• 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.
• Connect the brown (live) wire to the terminal in
the plug which is marked with the letter ”L” or
coloured red.
GREEN & YELLOW
13 AMP
IMPORTANT
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
GREEN AND YELLOW EARTH
BLUE
NEUTRAL
BROWN
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:
13 AMP FUSE
BROWN
BLUE
CORD CLAMP
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