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MICROMAT 1231 E
AEG Hausgeräte GmbH
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D-90327 Nürnberg
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A U S E R FA H R U N G G U T
Mikrowellengerät
Four à micro-ondes
Microwave oven
Magnetron
Apparecchio a microonde
Gebrauchsanweisung
Notice d’utilisation
Operating instructions
Gebruiksaanwijzing
Istruzioni per l’uso
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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 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 troublefree operation and minimize unnecessary service calls.
Important information concerning your safety or the operation of
your appliance is noted by this symbol and/or mentions such as
«Warning», «Take care». Be sure to follow all instructions carefully.
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Throughout the manual, this symbol assists you in the proper use of
your appliance.
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This symbol indicates further information concerning the use of the
appliance.
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The clover indicates energy-saving tips and and hints for environmentally friendly use of your appliance.
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In the event of malfunctioning, please follow the instructions given in
the section «What do 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Product Description
The Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special 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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AEG Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Important information
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 recyclable.
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
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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 or returned to
your electrical retailer, who may dispose of it for a small charge.
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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.
·If smoke is observed, keep the oven door closed and disconnect the
power supply. 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 a fully qualified electrician, trained by the manufacturer. Repairs carried out by unqualified electricians 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
Department directly.
·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 Centre or by an AEG-trained electrician.
·Damaged appliance parts can only be replaced by exactly the same
make of parts. Special tools are required for this operation.
·WARNING : Do not allow children to use the microwave oven without
supervision unless they have been thoroughly instructed in the proper
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use and the dangers of improper operation
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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
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Microwaves
· 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 but slightly, 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.
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· 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.
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Do not use your microwave oven for the following :
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· to boil eggs or escargots in their shells, as they will burst.
Eggs can be poached or «fried» 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.
· for crockery like porcelain, ceramics, or porous earthenware (e.g.
on the handles or unglazed bases) that can fill up with water.
This can cause vapour pressure to build up during cooking which
could shatter the dish.
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General operating instructions
Suitable ovenware
Ovenware material
Mode of operation
Defrosting
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-lackered or silicone-coated
baking tins
X suitable
1)
Heating
Cooking
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- non suitable
excluding silver, gold, platinum or metal decoration
does not include glaze containing metal
3) please note the maximum temperature stated by the manufacturer
2)
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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 power = 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.
Installing and Connecting
Table top model
A gap all around the oven is
necessary in order to ensure perfect ventilation: 100 mm above
the oven and any objects, 50 mm
on the sides and behind the
oven.
Connect to a plug socket with
protective earth contact and
fused with a 10 A-L automatic
device or a 10 A slow-blowing
fuse.
100
50mm
50mm
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Installing and Connecting
Build-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.
Connect to a plug socket with protective earth contact and fused
with a 10 A-L automatic device or 10 A slow-blowing fuse. When the
oven is installed, there must be a possibility of disconnecting it from
mains with a contact break of at least 3 mm on all poles.
A suitable size of LS-switch, or a melting or fly-out fuse, are suitable
contact-breakers.
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.
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Product Description
The appliance
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8888
1000 W
LEISTUNG
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ZEIT/GEWICHT
PROGRAMME
LÖSCHEN
DREHTELLER AUS
START/QUICK
TÜRÖFFNER
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B
D
A Control panel
B Turntable
C Door seal
D Door latch and catch
E Viewing window
F Interior lighting
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Product description
The control panel
A Display for time of day,
cooking time, function mode,
power etc.
A B Multi-function button SET to
display the selected microwave
power, defrosting and cooking
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times, etc.
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C Power knob
with signal
light to select microwave power.
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C D Rotary knob to select the
cooking time or the weight
when using automatic
programmes.
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E Button for automatic programmes
for defrosting and cooking.
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F CLEAR button to cancel settings or interrupt a programme underway.
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G START button to start the selected function and to switch on
QUICK-START.
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H Button for switching the
turntable off with signal light.
H
I 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.
Special accessories
May be ordered either through your retailer or AEG Service Center.
Rack
(E-Nr. 661 917 375)
Make sure to place the browning dish on the rack to avoid
damaging the turntable.
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Before using the appliance
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Setting the clock
Example: 12:15 hrs
1. Plug the appliance into the
mains. The display starts to flash
0 0 : 0 0 » and then « A E G » . The
«0
dots between the digits blink
rapidly.
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2. Press the multi-function button SET beneath the display (top
left side). The dots between the
digits blink faster.
3. While keeping the multi-function button SET pressed, set the
time of day with the rotary knob 1).
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)
The rotary button 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 SET and simultaneously turning the rotary button.
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«At a glance» operating instructions
Action
1. Press door open button.
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The door opens.
2. Place food in the cooking space.
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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 buttom 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.)
7. End of cooking sequence.
The end of the cooking sequence is indicated by a triple audible tone. The appliance
and the interior light wilI 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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‘At a glance...’
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Action :
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· Open the door by pressing the door
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.
e.g. for stirring.
· Shut the door and press the START
button
·Press the CLEAR button.
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.
· Modify the selected microwave
power: rotate the power knob
· Press multi-function button
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1)If
SET.
The cooking time in the display changes
when turning the rotary button. 1).
The new power setting is displayed for 5
seconds. The cooking process continues
with the new power setting.
The selected parameters are displayed
successively for 5 seconds each, e.g.
programme name, weight, microwave
power ...
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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Microwaves only
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Setting
Example: 1 minute 15 seconds on microwave output level 850 Watt
1. Set the required microwave
power by turning the power
knob. The signal lamp lights up.
The time of day disappears from
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the display and the required
microwave power appears:
turn to the left = lower power
turn to the right= higher power
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2. Set the required cooking time
by turning the Rotary knob. The
chosen time appears in the display.
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3. Press the START button. The
selected time starts to count
down.
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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.
Metal items must be kept at least 2 cm from the cavity wall and the
oven door.
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Modes of operation
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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 :
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1000 Watt
- Heating liquids
850 Watt
700 Watt
-
600 Watt
500 Watt
- defrosting and heating of deep frozen ready
made meals
- heating refrigerated ready made meals
- 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
to start a cooking sequence, start roasting,
stewing, etc.
cooking vegetables
cooking dishes
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Automatic Programmes
Programmes for defrosting, cooking and combination cooking are
available. After having selected the programme, merely enter the
weight of the dish, the rest of the programming is done automatically.
The following gives you an overview of which food can be defrosted
and/or cooked with which programme.
Automatic defrost
Programme
Food categories
Examples
d1
Poultry fresh 1)
Poultry (whole or
portions)
Pork roast, goulash
100 - 2000 g
Fish (whole or
fillets)
Cream pie
100 - 1000 g
d2
d3
Fish
d4
Delicate cakes
and pastries
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Meat
Weight from - to
100 - 2000 g
100 - 750 g
Cover legs and wings with aluminium foil before defrosting.
Unpack your frozen food item, place atop 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.
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Modes of operation
Automatic cooking programmes
Programme
Food categories
Examples
C1
Fresh vegetables I
Brussels sprouts,
cabbage, carrots,
celeriac
C2
Fresh vegetables II
Zucchini, leeks,
potatoes, spinach,
fennel, cauliflower,
broccoli
Frozen vegetables
Carrots, cauliflower,
Brussels sprouts,
leeks, zucchini,
spinach, broccoli
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Weight from - to
100 - 1000 g
100 - 1000 g
100 - 1000 g
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
until the
desired programme appears in
the display.
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d1
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2. Use the Rotary knob to set the
weight
.
1000
g
3. Press the START button. The
display shows the necessary time.
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4. If you want to modify the settings, you have to press the
Clear-button and start again.
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Midway through the programme, three short bells 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 provides full microwave power for from 30
seconds up to 2 minutes and 30 seconds, by 30 second-intervals. Each
time you push the Quick-START button, the programme time is increased by 30 seconds.
Example : heating a cup of water (1 min. 30 sec.)
1. Press the START-button three
times. The time appears in the
display and the programme
begins. The microwave power
signal lamp lights up.
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01:30
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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.
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You cannot use Quick-START for programmes exceeding 2 minutes.
Use the Quick-Start solely for the heating of liquids.
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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:
0» using the Power knob
1.Select microwave power «0
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. 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
500
150
12-20
10-20
Turn once. Cover fatty parts
with aluminium foil after
1st half of defrosting time.
Steak
200
150
5-7
5-10
Turn once.
Mixed chopped
meat
500
150
12-20
10-20
Remove defrosted chopped
meat after half the time.
Goulash
500
150
12-20
10-20
Remove defrosted meat
after half the time.
Poultry
Chicken
1000
150
22-30
20-30
Turn once.
Cover legs and wings with
aluminium foil halfway
through defrosting time.
15002000
150
30-50
40-60
As for chicken.
Fish
Whole fish
500
150
13-15
15-20
Shrimps/crab
250
150
7-9
15-20
Turn once.
Cover fins with aluminium
foil.
Stir thoroughly.
Dairy produce
Cottage cheese
500
150
18-20
15-20
Butter
250
150
2-4
15-20
Cheese
Cream
250
200 ml
150
150
3-5
7-10
15-20
Fruit
Strawberries
500
80
10-14
5-10
Cherries
Black currants
Red currants
250
250
250
80
80
80
5-7
5-7
9-12
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
2-4
3-5
Wholemeal,
mixed, rye
loaf
1 slice 150
(60-80 g)
500
150
1-2
3-5
Set on a paper towel, turn
once.
Defrost in a covered container.
8-12
10-15
Cover cutting surface.
300
80
5-8
30-40
Set on a paper towel, cover.
400450
400
400
80
8-12
7-10
As for dry cakes.
80
80
8-12
6-12
7-10
7-10
As for dry cakes.
As for dry cakes.
300400
80
5-8
10-20
Begin defrosting with micro
waves, then remove.
Chocolate/
toppings
100
700
1-3
Butter
50
850
11/2-1
Bread
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 butter-
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
125250
450
1/2-2
2-3
Heat jar without lid.
Stir after warming.
Check temperature.
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1 ready meal on
a plate
350400
850
400
3-5
2-3
1 portion meat
ca.150
850
1-2
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.
1 jar baby food
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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
ca. 200 850
1-2
2-3
Heat in covered container,
stir once.
1 cup soup
ca.
1000
200 ml
1-2
2-3
Heat clear soup uncovered,
cover thick soups. Stir.
200 ml 1000
1/2-1
2-3
Remove any lids. Stir after
warming!
Boil 1 cup water 180 ml 1000
1/2-2
2-3
1 cup milk
200 ml 1000
1
2-3
1 cup coffee
(reheat)
200 ml 1000
1
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!
Drinks
Milk or baby
food
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1 portion meat
with gravy
150
850
3-5
2-3
Stir now and again. Heat in
a covered container.
1 portion meat
with vegetables,
garnish
350450
850
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
850
6-8
2
Frozen
broccoli
300
1/8 l
850
5-7
2
Mushrooms
250
none
850
3-5
2
Frozen peas
and carrots
300
1/2 cup 850
5-7
2
Carrots
250
2-3 tsp 850
6-10
2
Cut into cubes or slices.
Potatoes
250
2-3 tsp 850
3-5
2
Peel and quarter.
Kohlrabi
250
1/2 cup 850
6-8
2
Cut into spikes or slices.
Red/green
peppers
250
none
850
3-5
2
Cut into spikes or slices.
Leeks
250
1/2 cup 850
3-5
2
Cut into rings or pieces.
Frozen Brussels 300
sprouts
1/2 cup 850
5-7
2
Sauerkraut
1/2 cup 850
6-8
2
1)
Dot with butter.
Stalks facing outwards.
.
250
Cut into slices.
Cook all vegetables in a covered container.
Cooking fish
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Description
Weight Power
in (g) (Watt)
Duration Standing
(mins)
time (mins)
Fish fillets
500
600
7-9
3
Whole fish
800
1. 850
2. 450
3-4
14-17
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)
Pork
Pork chop
Poultry
Chicken
Duration
(min.)
Remarks/Hints
3 pieces
370 g
1. 750
2. 600
6-8
12-14
Sear, then turn
1000
750
12-14
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 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, or use a sieve, 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 outside. 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.
–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 similartype 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 1000 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
850 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.
Comments
Egg custard
(test A)
350 Watt
19-21
120
Sponge mixture
(test B)
Meat loaf (test C)
850 Watt
5-7
5
850 watt
10 -12
5
Defrost minced
meat
150 Watt
12-14
5
Place directly on turntable.
Turn halfway through.
10-12
3
Cover.
Defrost raspberries 80 Watt
1)
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Time
(mins)
Place directly on turntable unless otherwise instructed. The turntable has to be
switched on.
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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...
☞
..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.
☞
...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.
0’
-the power knob is not set on ‘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.
☞
...the microwave will not switch off ?
- Isolate the appliance from the fuse box.
-Contact the AEG Service Department, or your local dealer.
☞
...the interior light is not working ?
-Call the AEG Service Department. The interior light bulb can be
exchanged only by trained AEG technicians.
☞
...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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AEG Service
You can perform certain maintenance on your own; these operations
are listed in section «What to do if...». First verify the problem, then
look it up in the section. If you do not find the solution therein, then
please contact your Service Center. Have all necessary information
handy; this way it will be easier for the technician to diagnose the problem
and determine whether or not he must make a service call.
When contacting AEG Service
Department, please quote the
E- Number and F-Number which
you will find on the appliance's
rating plate – or if available – the
PNC (see arrow).
Quoting these numbers enables the
service department to identify the
required spare part so that the technician can repair the oven on his first visit. This saves you any extra
costs that might be incurred if the technician has to make a repeat
visit.
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Keep these numbers handy by recording them here :
E-Nr.
..................................................................................................................
F-Nr.
..................................................................................................................
PNC
....................................................................................................................
If you decide to call the AEG Service Department to help with any of
the aforementioned problems on the grounds of faulty operation,
there will be a charge for the service technician’s visit, even during the
guarantee period. Please therefore follow the advice given in this instruction book or any accompanying literature very carefully.
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