AEG | Micromat 112Z | Operating instructions | AEG Micromat 112Z Operating instructions

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MICROMAT 153 E
ADVANCED ENGINEERING FROM GERMANY
Microwave oven
PROGRAMME
STOP
START/QUICK
Operating instructions
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Dear customer,
Thank you for buying an AEG microwave oven and putting your
trust in the AEG brand name.
Before using your AEG microwave oven for the first time, please
read the instruction book thoroughly. This will enable you to take
advantage of all the features that the appliance offers. It will also
ensure trouble-free operation and minimize unnecessary service
calls.
1 Important information concerning your safety or the operation of
your appliance is noted by this symbol and/or mentions words such
as «Warning», «Take care». Be sure to follow all instructions carefully.
0 Throughout the manual, this symbol guides you step by step when
operating the appliance.
3 This symbol indicates further information concerning the use of the
appliance.
2 The clover indicates energy-saving tips and hints for environmentally
friendly use of your appliance.
8221911-99 -11/99 9861301
In the event of malfunctioning, please follow the instructions given
in the section «What to do if...»
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Contents
Important information
Ecologically responsible disposal of packaging
and old appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety Instructions
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For trouble free and safe operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Microwaves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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General operating instructions
Suitable ovenware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What else to look out for.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing and Connecting
Table top model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Built-in model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the mains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Product Description
The Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Before using the appliance
Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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“At a glance” operating instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Modes of operation
Microwave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notes on power levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quick-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Minute Timer with alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cooking charts and Tips
Microwave tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Practical tips for use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tips on microwaving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Test procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cleaning and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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What to do if... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Service and Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guarantee conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Back
cover
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Important information
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Ecologically responsible disposal of packaging
materials and old appliances
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Packaging materials
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AEG 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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Safety instructions
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General
·The appliance should only be operated with the turntable and
turntable support inserted.
·Only suitable microwave ovenware should be used.
·To protect the appliance against corrosion from moisture
(condensation) in the cavity or on the door, wipe these areas dry
after each use.
·Do not leave the appliance unattended when warming or cooking
food in disposable containers made of plastic, paper, or other
flammable materials.
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·If smoke is observed, keep the oven door closed, disconnect the
power supply and contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.
Never use the microwave oven if it is no longer functioning
properly.
·This appliance complies with all relevant safety instructions. In
order to maintain the safety of the appliance, repairs should only be
carried out by an AEG Service Force Centre. Repairs carried out by
unqualified personnel can place the user in severe danger. In the case
of any defect or breakdown, please therefore contact your local
electrical dealer or the AEG Service Force Centre
·Should the door seals and/or door seal surfaces be damaged, the
appliance should not be operated until it has been repaired by the AEG
Service Force Centre.
·Damaged appliance parts can only be replaced by exactly the same
make of parts. Special tools are required for this operation.
·WARNING : This appliance is designed to be operated by adults.
Children should not be allowed to tamper with the controls or play
with the product.
For trouble free and safe operation
·Never jam anything between the door and the door frame.
·Always keep the door seals and their surfaces clean.
·Do not keep any flammable items in the microwave. They could
ignite when the unit is switched on.
·Switch the appliance on only when the food has been placed inside
the cooking space, as it could overload if there is no food present.
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Safety instructions
Microwaves
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· Whenever heating liquid, please also place a teaspoon in the
container to avoid delayed boiling.
During delayed boiling, the boiling temperature is attained without
the typical steam bubbles rising. When the container is shaken,
even gently, the liquid may then suddenly vigorously boil over or
spurt - with the risk of scalding the user.
· Food with «skin» or «peel», such as potatoes, tomatoes, sausages,
and the like, should be pierced with a fork so that any steam
present can escape and the food will not burst.
· Make sure that a minimum temperature of 70°C is attained for the
cooking/heating of food. Never use a mercury or liquid thermometer
for measuring the temperature of the food.
· Baby food in jars or bottles should always be heated without a lid
or top, and well stirred or shaken after heating, to ensure uniform
distribution of the heat. Always check the temperature before
feeding your child.
· The hot food in a microwave oven will heat up the ovenware. For
this reason always use oven gloves for handling hot dishes.
· Never cook your food for too long or at too high a power
setting. Some areas of the food can dry out or even ignite.
· Do not use porcelain or ceramic crockery, or porous earthenware
(e.g. on the handles or unglazed bases) in your microwave as these
types of dishes can absorb moisture from the food as it is cooking.
This can cause vapour pressure to build up which could shatter
the dish.
Do not use your microwave oven for the
following :
· to boil eggs or escargots in their shells, as they will burst. Eggs
can be poached in a microwave oven as long as the yolks are
pricked.
· to heat large quantities of cooking oil (fondue or deep frying) and
drinks containing a high percentage of alcohol - there is danger
of spontaneous combustion!
· to heat unopened cans, bottles, etc.
· to dry animals, textiles or paper.
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General operating instructions
Suitable ovenware
Ovenware material
Ovenproof glass and ceramic
dishes (without any metal parts,
e.g. Pyrex, Oven-to-tableware)
Non ovenproof glass and porcelain
(e.g. table crockery)1)
Glass ceramic and vitro-ceramic
made of fire/frost proof material
(e.g. Arcoflam)
Ovenproof earthenware 2)
Plastic, heat-resistant up to
200°C 3)
Paper, cardboard
Cling film
Microwave cling film 3)
Black-lacquered or silicone-coated
baking tins
Mode of operation
Defrosting
Heating
Cooking
X
X
X
X
-
-
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
-
X
-
X
-
X suitable
- non suitable
1) excluding silver, gold, platinum or metal decoration
2) does not include glaze containing metal
3) please note the maximum temperature stated by the manufacturer
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What else to note...
· Food comes in all shapes, sizes and textures. The quantities also vary. For
these reasons the time and amount of energy needed to defrost, heat or cook
will also vary. As a general rule :
Double the quantity/weight = nearly* double the time
* Please refer to the cooking charts. To be on the safe side, always select the
shorter cooking time. Then extend the time as necessary.
· Microwaves work by making the food heat itself up. Because of this, not all
areas of the food will be heated at the same time. When heating larger
quantities of food, it is particularly important to stir or turn them over.
· “Standing time” is referred to in the cooking charts. This is the time you
should leave the food to stand without power (either inside or outside the
appliance). This ensures even distribution of heat throughout the food.
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Installing and Connecting
The oven should be set on a work surface at least 85 cm above floor
level. To ensure the stability of the microwave oven, the front left foot
is adjustable (5 positions). Turn it to raise or lower the appliance.
Make sure that nothing obstructs the ventilation louvres and that air
may circulate freely around the oven.
Table top model
A gap all around the oven is
necessary in order to ensure
perfect ventilation:
cm
10
Above:
14 cm
Behind:
10 cm
Either side: 5 cm
14 cm
5 cm
5 cm
Built-in model
To install the appliance in a kitchen cabinet, use the appropriate
mounting frame. Note the relevant instructions for installation and
connection. When building in to a high cabinet, you may use the
liftdoor. Note the relevant information for installation and
connection given in the operation instructions of the lift door.
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Attention!
Never operate the microwave oven with the lift door closed. Such
operation would damage your appliance and invalidate the guarantee.
4 This appliance complies with the following EC Directives :
73/23/EEC of 10.02.1973 - Low voltage directive 89/336/EEC of
03.05.1089 (incl. Amendment Directive 92/31/EEC) - EMC
(Electromagnetic Compatibility) Directive.
Microwave Power: 900 Watt
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Installation
1. Remove any promotion label from the door.
2. Install the oven on a flat, level surface. The surface must be strong enough
to safely bear the weight (17 kg) of the oven, and the contents. To avoid the
possibility of causing vibration or noise the oven must be in a stable
position.
3. Keep the microwave oven away from sources of water and extreme heat, e.g.
radiators and boilers. This appliance should not be installed next to a
radiator or boiler as this can lead to the appliance malfunctioning
4. Do not block air vents on the top and the sides of the cabinet and also do
not place any articles on the top of the oven. If air vents are blocked during
operation, the oven may overheat, and this may lead to malfunctioning. Hot
air escapes from the vents, so be sure not to obstruct it or let curtains come
between the oven and the rear wall.
5. Place the oven as far away from radios and TV’s as possible. This oven does
conform to EEC requirements* of radio interference suppression, but some
interference may occur if it is placed too close to a radio or TV, so keep
them as far apart as possible.
• This appliance conforms to the requirements of EEC Radio Interference
Directive 87/308/EEC.
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Connecting to the mains
• The oven is delivered with the power cord and a plug for 230–240 V, 50Hz,
earthed socket outlet.
• Earth protection minimizes the risks should a short circuit occur. Check to
ensure the voltage of the oven matches the supply.
N.B. If the oven is connected to the socket via an extension cord, make sure the
cord is earthed.
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WARNING! This appliance must not be used on a non earth protected power
supply.
• Contact an electrician if you are uncertain regarding electrical connection of
the oven or provision of earth protection of the supply.
• This appliance must be earthed. If this appliance is fitted with a nonrewirable plug for which your socket is unsuitable, the plug should be cut
off and the appropriate plug fitted. If it is necessary to change the fuse in a
nonrewirable plug, the fuse cover must be refitted. If the fuse cover is lost
or damaged, the plug must not be used until a replacement is obtained.
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Electrical connections
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· WARNING! THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
The manufacturer declines any liability should this safety
measure not be observed.
• If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not suitable for your socket outlet,
it must be cut off and the appropriate plug fitted.
• Remove the fuse from the cut off plug. The cut off plug should then be
disposed of to prevent the hazard of shocks in case it should be plugged into a
13 Amp socket in another part of your home.
IMPORTANT
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
GREEN AND YELLOW
BLUE
BROWN
EARTH
NEUTRAL
LIVE
If you fit your own plug, the colours of the wires in the mains lead of your
appliance may not correspond with the markings identifying the terminals in your
plug, proceed as follows:
• Connect the green and yellow (earth) wire to the terminal in the plug which is
marked with the letter ”E” or the earth symbol (
) or coloured green and
yellow.
GREEN & YELLOW
13 AMP FUSE
13 AMP
• Connect the blue
(neutral) wire to the
terminal in
the plug which is
marked with the letter
”N” or coloured black.
• Connect the brown
(live) wire to the
terminal in the plug
which is marked with
the letter ”L” or
coloured red.
BROWN
BLUE
CORD CLAMP
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Product Description
The appliance
E
H
C
A
PROGRAMME
STOP
START/QUICK
D
B
F
G
C
A Control panel
B Door seal
C Door latch and catch
D Viewing window
E Turntable
F Wheel support/roller ring
G Drive shaft
H Interior lighting
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Product description
The control panel
A Display for time of day,
cooking time, function mode,
power etc.
A
TAGESZEIT BETRIEBSDATEN
B
B Multi function button to set
the time of day and display
the selected microwave power
etc.
C
C Power knob
with signal
light to select microwave
power.
D
PROGRAMME
E
STOP
D Rotary knob to select the
cooking time
or the
weight
,in grams, when
using automatic programmes.
E Button for automatic
programmes ‘PROGRAMME’
for defrosting and cooking.
F
START/QUICK
G
H
I
F CLEAR button ‘STOP’ to
cancel settings
G START button ‘START/QUICK’
to start the selected function
and to switch on QUICKSTART.
H Button for switching the
turntable off with signal
light.
I
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Button for opening door
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Accessories
The turntable and turntable support
should be installed as shown in the
diagram.
Take care to ensure the turntable
support is properly in place.
The turntable may turn clockwise or
counterclockwise during operation.
Do not try to rotate the roller ring
manually, as you could damage the
drive system.
Before using the appliance
0 Setting the clock
Example: 12:15 hrs
1. Plug the appliance into the mains. The display
starts to flash « A E G » and then «00 0 : 0 0 ». The dots
between the digits blink rapidly.
00:00
2. Press the multi function button beneath the
display (top left side). The dots between the digits
blink faster.
3. While keeping the multi function button pressed,
1).
set the time of day with the rotary knob
Release the button as soon as the time of day is
displayed. The dots between the digits blink slowly.
The appliance is now ready for use.
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1)
12:15
The rotary knob
can be turned clockwise (to increase) or
counterclockwise (to decrease).
The time of day can be corrected at any moment by pressing the
multi function button and simultaneously turning the rotary knob
.
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Action
1. Press door release button
Comments
.
The door opens.
2. Place food in the cooking space.
3. Shut the door.
The door will click audibly when it is
properly shut. If the door is not shut
properly, the appliance will not function.
4. Select according to the instructions
given on the following pages.
The order in which you programme
functions has no consequence 1). Turn
the time button clockwise to increase
or counterclockwise to decrease time
2)
5. If required : switch off the turntable.
When the turntable has been switched
off, the appropriate signal lamp lights
up. The turntable should only be turned
off when using rectangular ovenware
that is larger than the turntable and is
in danger of jamming.
6. Press the START-button
The appliance starts. The display shows
the selected cooking time, counting
down backwards in seconds. (The signal
light representing the chosen function
lights up.)
‘START/QUICK’ .
7. End of cooking sequence.
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The end of the cooking sequence is
indicated by a triple audible tone. The
appliance and the interior light will
switch off. The display area once again
shows the time of day.
1)
If the oven is not started within 4 minutes, the settings are automatically
cancelled ; time of day reappears in the display.
2)
If the maximum cooking time setting « 6 0 : 0 0 » is surpassed during the setting,
the display shows « 0 0 : 0 0 »
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Action :
· Open the door by pressing the door
release button
e.g. for stirring.
Comments
The appliance and interior lighting switch off.
In the display, the two dots between the
digits flash. The selected settings remain. The
remaining time counts down automatically.
· Shut the door and press the START
button ‘START/QUICK’ .
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· Press the CLEAR button ‘STOP’ .
The running process is cancelled. The
appliance and the interior lighting switch
off. Time of day is displayed.
· Modify the selected cooking time: turn
the rotary knob
clockwise or
counterclockwise.
The cooking time in the display changes
when turning the rotary button. 1).
· Modify the selected microwave power:
rotate the power knob
The new power setting is displayed for 5
seconds. The cooking process continues with
the new power setting.
· Press multi function button.
The selected parameters are displayed
successively for 5 seconds each, e.g.
programme name, weight, microwave power
....
1)
If the new selection reaches « 00:00 » in the display, the cooking time is over and
an audible signal sounds three times. The appliance and the interior lighting switch
off. During a cooking process, the cooking time can be increased to a maximum
of 60 minutes.
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Modes of operation
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Microwaves
Setting
TAGESZEIT BETRIEBSDATEN
Example: 1 minute 15 seconds on
microwave output level 700 W
1. Set the required microwave
power by turning the power
knob. The signal lamp lights up.
The time of day disappears from
the display and the required
microwave power appears:
turn to the left = lower power
turn to the right= higher power
700
PROGRAMME
STOP
2. Set the required cooking time
by turning the Rotary knob
.
The chosen time appears in the
display.
01:15
START/QUICK
3. Press the START button
‘START/QUICK’ The selected time
starts to count down.
01:14
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Cooking times can be set as follows :
from 0 to 2 min. in 5 second steps
from 2 to 5 min. in 10 second steps
from 5 to 10 min. in 20 second steps
from 10 to 20 min. in 30 second steps
starting from 21 min. in 1-min. steps
Maximum programme length is 60 minutes.
1
Metal items must be kept at least 2 cm from the cavity wall and the
oven door.
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Notes on microwave power levels
The following list shows you the power settings and what they can be
used for during microwave operation :
900 Watt
700 Watt
-
Heating liquids
to start a cooking sequence, start roasting,
stewing, etc.
cooking vegetables
cooking dishes
defrosting and heating of deep frozen ready
made meals
- heating refrigerated ready made meals
600 Watt
500 Watt
- finish cooking casseroles
- cooking egg based dishes
450 Watt
350 Watt
250 Watt
-
finish cooking dishes
cooking of delicate dishes
heating baby food in glass jars
soaking rice
heating delicate dishes
melting of gelatin
150 Watt
80 Watt
-
defrosting meat, fish and bread
defrosting cheese, cream and butter
defrosting cakes with cream or butter icing
to let dough rise
warming cold dishes, drinks, softening butter
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Modes of operation
Automatic Programmes
Programmes for defrosting and cooking are available. After having selected
the programme, merely enter the weight of the dish (in grams), the rest of the
programming is done automatically. The following gives you an overview of
which food can be defrosted and/or cooked with which programme.
Automatic defrost
Programme
Food categories
Examples
Poultry fresh 1)
Fish2)
Poultry (whole or
100 - 2000 g
portions)
Fish (whole or fillets) 100 - 2000 g
d2
Meat
Pork roast, goulash
100 - 2000 g
d3
Delicate cakes
and pastries
Cream pie
100 - 1000 g
d1
3
1)
Cover legs and wings with aluminium foil before defrosting.
2)
Cover tail and thin ends with aluminium foil before defrosting.
Weight from - to
Unpack your frozen food item, place on the top of a small overturned dish set inside
a larger one to catch the liquid from defrosting. Be sure and follow our
recommended standing time (general rule : standing time = defrosting time).
A triple bell will ring halfway through defrost time. Turn or mix dish and, if possible,
break up into pieces.
Automatic cooking programmes
Programme
C1
C2
Food categories
Examples
Weight from - to
Fresh vegetables I
Brussel sprouts,
cabbage, carrots,
celeriac
100 - 1000 g
Fresh vegetables II
Zucchini, leeks,
potatoes, spinach,
fennel, cauliflower,
broccoli
100 - 1000 g
Frozen vegetables
Carrots, cauliflower,
Brussel sprouts,
leeks, zucchini,
spinach, broccoli
100 - 1000 g
C3
3
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Cook covered, in a heat-resistant glass dish, whenever possible. A triple bell rings
halfway through cooktime. If cooking over 500 g of vegetables, stir once or twice.
Please add water in the following amounts :
- for fresh vegetables (I+II): 100 - 500 g : 3 - 6 tablespoons /
500 - 1000 g : 9 - 12 tablespoons.
- for frozen vegetables :
100 - 500 g : 3 - 9 tablespoons /
500 - 1000 g : 9 - 15 tablespoons.
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How to use automatic programmes
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Example : defrosting 1 kg chicken
1. Press the button for automatic
programmes ‘PROGRAMME’ until
the
desired
programme
appears in the display.
:
TAGESZEIT BETRIEBSDATEN
d1
2. Use the Rotary knob to set the
weight
. in grams.
1000
3. Press
the
START button
The display
shows the necessary time.
‘START/QUICK’.
PROGRAMME
STOP
29:40
START/QUICK
4. If you want to modify the
settings, you have to press the
Clear-button, ‘STOP’, , and start
again.
3
Midway through the programme, three short rings will be heard. Stir
or turn the food item at this time. The oven does not switch off.
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Modes of operation
QUICK-Start
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How to set
The Quick-Start button ‘START/QUICK’ provides full microwave power
from 30 seconds up to 2 minutes and 30 seconds, by 30 secondintervals. Each time you push the Quick-START button ‘START/QUICK’
the programme time is increased by 30 seconds.
Example : heating a cup of water (1 min. 30 sec.)
1.
Press the START-button
‘START/QUICK’ three times. The
TAGESZEIT BETRIEBSDATEN
time appears in the display and
the programme begins. The
microwave power signal lamp
comes on.
01:30
2. You may increase the time by
30 second-intervals while the
programme is running up to a
limit of 2 minutes and 30
seconds by pressing the START
button ‘START/QUICK’ .
PROGRAMME
STOP
START/QUICK
3
20
You cannot use Quick-START for programmes exceeding 2 minutes
and 30 seconds.
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Minute timer with alarm
The minute timer with alarm can also be used as a general purpose
reminder. For example, you could use it to set the time it takes to
boil the egg that you are cooking on the hob.
The timer works without switching on the appliance, as long as no
other functions have been selected.
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How to set:
1.Select microwave power «00» using the Power knob
way to the left).
(all the
2. Set the required time with the Rotary knob
The time of day
disappears from the display and the required length of time
appears.
3. Press the START- button ‘START/QUICK’ The pre-set time will start
to count down. An audible triple signal will sound when the timer
has finished counting down.
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Cooking charts and tips
Defrosting
Dish
Weight
in (g)
Power
(Watt)
Meat
Whole meat
parts
500
150
10-15
10-15
Turn once. Cover fatty
with aluminium foil after
1st half of defrosting time.
Steak
200
150
4-6
5-10
Turn once.
Mixed chopped
meat
500
150
9-14
15-20
Halfway through the
defrosting time remove
any pieces of meat that
have already defrosted.
Goulash
500
150
10-12
15-20
As above
Poultry
Chicken
1000
150
20-30
20-30
Turn once.
Cover legs and wings with
aluminium foil halfway
through defrosting time.
15002000
150
150
35-40
50-60
40-60
50-60
As for chicken.
Fish
Whole fish
500
150
10-15
10-15
Shrimps/crab
250
150
6-8
10-15
Turn once.
Cover fins with aluminium
foil.
Stir thoroughly.
Dairy produce
Cottage cheese
500
150
15-20
15-20
Butter
250
150
2-3
15-20
Cheese
Cream
250
200 ml
150
150
2-4
6-8
20-30
15-20
Fruit
Strawberries
500
150
7-9
5-10
Cherries
Blackcurrants
Redcurrants
250
250
250
150
150
150
5-7
5-7
6-8
5-10
5-10
5-10
Duck
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Duration Standing
(mins)
time
(mins)
Remarks/Hints
Divide and stir frozen
pieces from time to time.
Remove any aluminium
foil wrapping.
Turn once.
As for butter. Stir from
time to time.
Defrost in covered container,
turn once.
As for strawberries.
As for strawberries.
As for strawberries.
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Defrosting
Description
Weight Power Duration Standing
in (g) (Watt) (mins)
time
(mins)
Remarks/Hints
Rolls (50g)
4 units 150
Wholemeal,
mixed, rye
loaf
1 slice 150
(60-80 g)
500
150
2-3
Set on a paper towel, turn
once.
Defrost in a covered container.
6-8
15-20
Cover cutting surface.
Bread
1-3
15-30 sec
3-5
Pastry
Dry cakes eg cakes
with short crust
pastry
Fruit flans baked
on a baking sheet
1 slice cheese cake
1 slice covered
apple tart
Cream and buttercake
300
80
2-3
5-10
Set on a paper towel, cover.
400450
400
400
80
4-8
10-20
As for dry cakes.
80
80
4-8
3-5
10-20
10-20
As for dry cakes.
As for dry cakes.
300400
80
2-4
10-20
Begin defrosting with micro
waves, then remove.
Chocolate/
toppings
100
700
2-3
Butter
50
900
15-45 sec
Melting of food
Break up into pieces, stir
from time to time.
To warm set time for 30 sec.
longer.
Heating of refrigerated food and drink
1 jar baby food
.
1 ready meal on
a plate
1 portion meat
125250
450
30-5 0 sec
2-3
Heat jar without lid.
Stir after warming.
Check temperature.
350400
900
2-3
2-3
45sec-1min
2-3
Heat in a covered container.
Place gravy alongside in a
cup.
All meat, except breaded
meat, should be heated in a
covered container.
approx. 900
150
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Cooking charts and tips
Description
Weight Power Duration Standing Remarks/Hints
in (g) (Watt) (mins)
time
(mins)
1 portion
vegetables,
potatoes or rice
approx. 900
200
1-11/2
2-3
Heat in covered container,
stir once.
1 cup soup
approx. 900
200 ml
1-2
2-3
Heat clear soup uncovered,
cover thick soups. Stir.
35-45 sec 2-3
Remove any lids. Stir after
warming!
Drinks
Milk or baby
food
200 ml 900
Boil 1 cup water 180 ml 900
1-3
2-3
1 cup milk
200 ml 900
1-2
2-3
1 cup coffee
(reheat)
200 ml 900
45-5 5 sec 2-3
Stir instant coffee or tea
when the water has
stopped boiling.
Heat milk till it is just hot
enough to drink. Stir.
Stir. Check the temperature!
Defrosting and heating of frozen convenience foods
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1 portion meat
with gravy
150
700
2-4
2-3
Stir now and again. Heat in
a covered container.
1 portion meat
with vegetables,
garnish
350450
700
7-14
2-3
As for meat with gravy.
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Cooking vegetables 1)
Description
Weight Liquid
in (g) added
Power Duration Standing Remarks/Hints
(Watt) (mins) time (mins)
Cauliflower
500
1/8 l
900
8-10
2
Frozen
broccoli
300
1/8 l
900
7-9
2
Mushrooms
250
none
900
4-6
2
Frozen peas
and carrots
300
1/2 cup 900
7-9
2
Carrots
250
2-3 tsp 900
6-8
2
Cut into cubes or slices.
Potatoes
250
2-3 tsp 900
4-6
2
Peel and quarter.
Kohlrabi
250
1/2 cup 900
6-8
2
Cut into spikes or slices.
Red/green
peppers
250
none
900
4-6
2
Cut into spikes or slices.
Leeks
250
1/2 cup 900
4-6
2
Cut into rings or pieces.
Frozen Brussel 300
sprouts
1/2 cup 900
7-9
2
Sauerkraut
1/2 cup 900
6-8
2
1)
Dot with butter.
Stalks facing outwards.
.
250
Cook all vegetables in a covered container.
Cut into slices.
l = litre
Cooking fish
3
Description
Weight Power
in (g) (Watt)
Duration Standing
(mins)
time (mins)
Fish fillets
500
500
6-8
2
Whole fish
800
1. 900
2. 450
3-5
9-11
3
Remarks/Hints
Cook covered. Turn halfway through cooking
time.
Cover during cooking.
Turn halfway through
cooking time.
The times stated here are for guidance only, and depend on the nature and type of
food being cooked.
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Cooking charts and tips
Cooking of meat and poultry
Description Quantity Power
(g)
(Watt)
Duration
(min.)
Pork
Pork chop
900
6-8
600
12-14
900
12-14
Poultry
Chicken
3 pieces,
370 g
1000
Remarks/Hints
1. Cook on full power, 900 for 6-8
minutes
2. Turn over, reduce power to 600
and cook for 12 -14 minutes
Cook covered, add no liquid
Practical tips for use
General
· After switching off your appliance, let food stand inside for a few
minutes to allow even heat distribution (standing time).
· Remove any aluminium foil or metal containing packaging before
preparing the food.
· Metal objects must be placed at least 2 cm away from the cooking
space walls and door. Otherwise arcing can occur, resulting in damage
to the appliance.
Cooking
– Whenever possible cook food covered. Only pastry dishes with crust
should be cooked uncovered.
– Refrigerated or frozen food require longer cooking times.
– Foods containing sauces should be stirred from time to time.
– Cook soft vegetables such as carrots, peas and cauliflower with a little water.
– Cook soft vegetables such as mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes without
liquid.
– Increase cooking time by approximately 50 % for larger pieces.
Whenever possible, cut vegetables into equal-sized pieces.
Defrosting of meat, poultry and fish
– Place frozen, unpacked meat on an inverted plate in a glass or
porcelain container, so that the meat juice can drain.
– Halfway through defrosting, turn the food, dividing it where possible
and removing the pieces that have defrosted.
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Defrosting of butter, pieces of layer cake and cottage cheese
– Do not fully defrost in the appliance, but leave to adjust out-side. This
will give a more even result.
– Remove any metal or aluminium foil packaging and/or accessories before
defrosting
Defrosting of fruit and vegetables
– Fruit and vegetables that are to be used raw later should not be fully
defrosted in the appliance, but left to complete defrosting at room
temperature outside the microwave oven
– Fruit and vegetables that are to be cooked immediately afterwards can be
cooked straight from frozen using a higher power level.
Ready made meals
– Ready made meals in metal packages or plastic containers with metal lids
should be heated or defrosted in your microwave oven only if they are
explicitly marked as being suitable for microwave use. Please follow the
operating instructions printed on the packages (e.g. remove the metal lid
and prick the plastic foil).
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Tips on microwaving
You can’t find cooking details for
specific quantity of food.
Base programming on a similar
type of food. Lengthen or shorten the
cooking time accordingly:
Double quantity = almost double
time
Half quantity = half time
The food is too dry.
Set a shorter cooking time or
reduce the microwave power
output.
The food is not yet defrosted,
heated through or cooked on
completion of programme time.
Select a longer programme time or
a higher microwave power setting.
Note that larger food will require a
longer time.
The food is overcooked on the
outside and undercooked in the
middle on completion of cooking
time.
Next time, try a lower power
setting for a longer time. Stir
liquids, such as soup, periodically.
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Cooking charts and tips
Test procedures
(Microwave output power 900 Watt)
The quality and operation of microwave ovens are established by
recognised test institutes by testing specific dishes.
DIN
Nr. 44 566
Part 2
Defrost and cook
fish fillet
IEC 705
Power
900 Watt
Power
7-9
Time
(mins)
Standing
time
(mins)
3
Standing
time
(mins)
Comments1)
Cover. Halfway through
cooking turn fillets so that
inner edges face outwards.
Comments1)
Egg custard
(test A)
350 Watt
16-18
120
Sponge mixture
(test B)
Meat loaf (test C)
900 Watt
5-6
5
900 watt
11-13
5
150 Watt
12-14
5
Place directly on turntable.
Turn over halfway through.
6-8
3
Cover.
Defrost minced
meat
Defrost raspberries 150 Watt
1)
28
Time
(mins)
Place directly on turntable unless otherwise instructed. The turntable has to be
switched on.
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3 Cleaning and care
The Appliance Exterior
Wipe the front of the appliance using a soft cloth and a mild, warm
detergent solution.
Do not use abrasive cleaning substances, strong detergents or coarse abrasive
cleaning materials.
Cooking area
The interior will remain in good condition for a long time so long as you
don't use scouring pads or rough abrasive materials. Use mild dishwashing
liquid to clean the interior. You can neutralise odours inside the cooking
area by boiling a cup of water with a little lemon juice for a few minutes in
your oven.
Through normal operation, liquid may evaporate and condensation may
occur. This is normal and is especially noticeable when the room
temperature is high and the humidity of the air is low. After operation, be
sure and wipe off the condensation with a soft cloth.
Turntable and Turntable support
The turntable can be removed by
pressing down on the outer edge of
one side so that the other side tilts
up.
Clean the turntable using washing-up liquid, or put it in the dishwasher. Clean the
turntable support with washing-up liquid.
This should be removed straight after each use and cleaned using washing-up
liquid or in the dishwasher.
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What to do if...
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0
... the microwave appliance is not working properly ?
Check that
- the fuses in the fuse cupboard are working,
- there has not been a power outage.
- If the fuses continue to blow, please contact a qualified electrician.
0
... the microwave mode is not working ?
Check that
- the door is properly closed,
- the door seals and their surfaces are clean,
- the START-button ‘START/QUICK’ has been pressed.
- the power knob is not set on ‘00’
0
... 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 turntable is switched on.
0
... the microwave will not switch off ?
- Isolate the appliance from the fuse box.
- Contact your local AEG Service Force Centre, or your local dealer.
0
... the interior light is not working ?
- Call your local AEG Service Force Centre. The interior light bulb can be
exchanged only by trained AEG technicians.
0
... 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.
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Service and Spare Parts
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to
purchase spare parts, contact your local AEG Service Force Centre by
telephoning:
08705 929 929
Your call will be automatically routed to the Service Centre covering your
post code area.
In-guarantee customers should read the section headed ‘What to do if....’
and ensure all checks have been made, as the engineer will make a charge if
the fault is not a mechanical or electrical breakdown.
Please note that proof of purchase is required for in-guarantee service calls.
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Help us to help you
Please determine your type of enquiry before writing or telephoning. When
you contact us we need to know:
• Your name
• Address and post code
• Telephone number
• Clear and concise details of the fault.
• Name and model of the appliance
• E number (9 digit number found on the rating plate
This information can be found on the rating plate in the interior of the
appliance at the left.
Customer Service
For general enquiries or information regarding AEG appliances
contact:
Customer Services Department
AEG Domestic Appliances
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire
SL1 1DZ
Tel.: 08705 350 350
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Guarantee Conditions
Guarantee Conditions
AEG offer the following guarantee to the first purchaser of this appliance.
1. The guarantee is valid for 12 months commencing when the appliance is handed over to the first retail
purchaser, which must be verified by purchase invoice or similar documentation.
The guarantee does not cover commercial use.
2. The guarantee covers all parts or components which fail due to faulty workmanship or faulty materials.
The guarantee does not cover appliances where defects or poor performance are due to misuse,
accidental damage, neglect, faulty installation, unauthorised modification or attempted repair,
commercial use or failure to observe requirements and recommendations set out in the instruction book.
This guarantee does not cover such parts as light bulbs or removable glassware.
3. Should guarantee repairs be necessary the purchaser must inform the nearest customer service office
(manufacturer’s service or authorised agent). AEG reserves the right to stipulate the place of the repair
(i.e. the customer’s home, place of installation or AEG workshop).
4. The guarantee or free replacement includes both labour and materials.
5. Repairs carried out under guarantee do not extend the guarantee period of the appliance. Parts
removed during guarantee repairs become the property of AEG.
6. The purchaser’s statutory rights are not affected by this guarantee.
European Guarantee
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 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.
AEG Domestic Appliances
Cornwall House
55 - 77 High Street
SLOUGH
SL1 1DZ
Telephone: 08705 350350
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