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Russell Hobbs RHM2305 Operating instructions
23Litre Digital Microwave Oven with Grill
Users Manual
Model number: RHM2305
DCP: 0587- 014-0001
SKU: 7226988
Please read these instructions carefully and keep them for future reference
Contents
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About this microwave oven …………………………………………..…….3
Safety instructions………………………………………………….………...4
Microwave oven Installation……………………………………….….…….5
Feature diagram……………………………………………………….………6
Connection to the mains supply…………………………......................…6
Control panel……………………………………………………….……….….7
Operating instructions…………………………………………….…….……8
Setting the clock…………………………………………………….........…..…8
Microwave cooking…………………………………………………..........……8
Quick start .............………………………………………………........…..……9
Grill.......................……………………………………………………………….9
Combination 1………………………………………………………………..…..9
Combination 2...............……………………………………………………..….9
Multistage cooking……………………………………………………………….9
Auto defrost..................………………………………………………………..10
Auto cook..................…………………………………………………………..10
Hints…………………………………………………...……........................….11
Child safety lock……………………………………...……........................….11
Cleaning and care………………………………………….......................…11
Problem solving…………………………………………........................…..12
Important utensil information…………………………….......................…12
Non-rewireable mains plug………………………………….......................14
Specification…………..……..……………………………..….......................14
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About this microwave oven
Microwaves are high-frequency electromagnetic waves similar to radio waves. While radio
waves may vary in length from one metre to many kilometres, microwaves are very short
(less than 12.5 centimetres). Microwaves do not make any heat themselves but only cause
water molecules in food to vibrate. This vibration produces the heat that cooks the food. This
is why your food will come out of the microwave piping hot, when your utensils inside the
oven stay much cooler. The microwaves do not stay in the air or in the food when you open
the microwave oven door.
The microwave oven will work using an ordinary household electrical socket. Inside the
microwave oven is the magnetron, which turns the electrical energy into microwaves.
Microwaves cannot go through metal, so the inside of the oven is lined with metal. The door
is lined with a fine metal mesh which stops microwaves getting through. This means that
when the microwave oven door is shut, there is no possibility that microwaves can be
released. This is why the microwave oven has been made so that it will not work when the
door is open.
Before you use your microwave oven
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Remove all the packaging. Do not remove the small piece of card from the right hand
side of the cavity wall. This is called a wave-guide cover and allows the microwaves to
pass through to cook the food.
Check the oven after unpacking for any visual damage such as:
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A misaligned door
Damage to the door
Dents or holes in the door window and screen
Dents in the inside
If you can see any damage do not use the oven
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Safety instructions
Warning: this oven must be positioned so that the plug is accessible and the plug socket is
within easy reach of the power cord.
Warning: when the appliance is operated in the combination or grill mode, children should
only use the oven under adult supervision due to the temperatures generated.
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Children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the appliance, and the
appliance and cable should be kept completely out of reach of young children.
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This appliance is not designed for use by children, or persons with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, and should not be used by such persons unless they can
do so safely. Where necessary, such persons (or anyone with lack of experience or
knowledge) should first be given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Warning: it is hazardous for anyone other than a competent person to carry out any service
or repair operation which involves the removal of a cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy.
Warning: if the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be operated until it has
been repaired by a competent person. The door seals are located around the window on the
inside of the door. These seals are not airtight, although no microwaves can be released; it is
normal for small amounts of air or steam to escape when the oven is in use.
Warning: liquids and other foods must not be heated in sealed containers, as they are liable
to explode.
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Do not operate the microwave if damaged or after it malfunctions. In the event the
supply cord is damaged, it must only be replaced by a qualified service engineer, with a
suitably approved part.
Keep the microwave, cable and plug dry, never immerse in water.
When heating food in plastic or paper containers, keep an eye on the oven due to the
possibility of ignition
Only use the oven for preparing food. For example do not use for drying clothes, paper
or any other non-food items, or for sterilising purposes.
To avoid damaging the oven, do not use the oven when the cavity is empty. The oven
may be empty (used as a timer) in microwave mode with the power set to zero – see
page 8.
Do not store anything in the oven, such as papers, cookbooks and so on.
Do not cook any food surrounded by a membrane, such as egg yolks, potatoes, chicken
livers, ready meals and so on without piercing them several times with a fork.
Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs should not be heated in microwave
ovens since they may explode, even after microwave heating has ended.
Never cover the air vents or put any objects into the openings in the outer case.
Never remove parts from the oven such as the feet, screws and so on.
Only use utensils recommended in these instructions – see page 12.
Do not try to deep-fry foods in this oven.
Heat from the contents of a container may be transmitted to the container itself, so
please be careful when removing it from the oven. Please remember that the food or
liquid inside will be releasing some steam or will be spitting. Never cover any container
fully, always leave a gap for steam to escape.
Cooking utensils may become hot because of heat transferred from the heated food.
This is especially true if plastic wrap has been covering the top and handles of the
utensil. You may need oven gloves to handle the utensil.
In order to avoid burns, the contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars shall be
stirred or shaken and the temperature checked before consumption.
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Always test the temperature of cooked food, never eat or drink food or liquid straight
from the oven, allow it to stand for a few minutes and stir to distribute the heat evenly.
Microwave heating of beverages can result delayed eruptive boiling, therefore care
must be taken when handling the container.
Food containing a mixture of fat and water (for example, stock) should stand for 30 to
60 seconds in the oven after it has been turned off. This is to allow the mixture to settle
and to prevent it from bubbling when a spoon is placed in it, or a stock cube is added.
When heating or cooking food or liquid, remember that there are certain foods (such as
Christmas puddings, jam and mincemeat), which heat up very quickly.
When heating or cooking foods that contain a lot of fat or sugar, do not use plastic
containers.
Always have the glass tray and turntable support in place when using the oven.
Do not cook food directly on the glass tray. Put food on a suitable plate or in a bowl
before putting it in the oven.
To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
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Do not overcook food.
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Do not leave the microwave oven unattended while you are using it.
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Remove wire twist-ties from bags before putting the bag in the oven.
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If materials inside the oven catch fire, keep the oven door closed, turn the oven off at
the wall switch, or shut the power off at the fuse or circuit-breaker panel.
FOOD SAFETY
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Do not cook raw meat or raw shellfish in a microwave, due to the possibility for uneven
heating.
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Do not use the microwave oven for home canning or bottling. Improperly canned or
bottle foods may spoil and be dangerous to eat.
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Follow cooking instructions on food packaging and always check the temperature of
food before serving.
Microwave oven installation
Warning: do not install the oven over a cooker or other heat producing appliance. This will
damage the oven. The oven must be placed away from high temperatures and steam.
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This microwave oven weighs approximately 14.1kg so you must put it on a horizontal
surface that is strong enough to support this weight.
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This microwave is designed to be free standing and is not intended to be used ‘built in’ or
in a cabinet.
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Do not put anything on the top of the microwave oven.
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Only use the accessories supplied by the manufacturer.
1. Select a level surface that provides
enough space for the outlet vents.
2. A minimum clearance of 3 inches
(7.5cm) is required between the
oven and any adjacent walls. One
side must be open.
Leave a
minimum clearance of 12 inches
(30cm) above the oven.
3. Place the oven as far away from
radios and TV's as possible. Using
the oven may cause interference
with the reception.
4. Plug the oven into a suitable 13amp mains socket, make sure the voltage is the same
as on the rating label (do not use extension cables or mains socket adaptors).
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Feature diagram
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Door safety lock system
Oven window
Turntable roller
Shaft
Door release button
Control panel
Wave guide cover (do not remove)
Glass tray
Grill
Grill rack
Connection to the mains supply
WARNING - THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
This appliance is designed to operate from a mains supply of AC230-240V ~ 50HZ.
Check that the voltage marked on the product corresponds with your supply voltage.
This product is fitted with a 13A plug complying with BS1363.
If this plug is unsuitable or needs to be replaced, please
note the following:
Important: The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
GREEN/YELLOW-EARTH
BLUE-NEUTRAL
BROWN-LIVE
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Control panel
DISPLAY
Cooking time, power, action indicators
and clock time are displayed.
DISPLAY
POWER LEVEL
Touch this button to set microwave cooking
power level.
GRILL/COMBI.
Press this button to set grill or two
combination cooking modes.
WEIGHT/ TIME DIAL / START BUTTON
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Turn the dial to set the oven clock time
or input cooking time.
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Turn the dial to specify weight and to set
Auto Defrost program.
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Touch to start a cooking program. The
cooking indicator light and the oven light
will turn on and the cooling fan will
operate.
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Simply touch repeatedly to set cooking
time and the oven will cook immediately
at full power level.
AUTO COOK
Press a number of times for quick settings to
cook popular foods. You need to specify
weight.
CLOCK
Touch to set the digital clock.
STOP/CANCEL
Press to cancel setting or to reset the oven
before setting a cooking program.
Press once to temporarily stop cooking, or
twice to cancel cooking altogether.
LOCK/UNLOCK
Touch to lock or unlock the oven.
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Operating instructions
Connect the main plug into a suitable 13amp mains socket, make sure the voltage is the
same as on the rating label (do not use extension cables or mains adaptors).
The microwave oven will bleep once and the display will show the clock symbol and ‘1:00’
During any cooking program,
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To pause cooking press the STOP/CANCEL button.
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To stop cooking press STOP/CANCEL button again.
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Cooking or defrosting can be interrupted at any time to stir or check the food progress
by opening the door. Press START button to continue program after closing the door.
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After cooking time has elapsed ‘End’ will be displayed and 3 bleeps will be heard
every 2 minutes until the oven door is opened or the STOP/CANCEL button is
pressed.
SETTING THE CLOCK
The clock in this microwave will display the time as 12-hour or 24-hour format.
For example: If you want to set the oven clock time to 8:30.
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Press CLOCK button, “12H” will be displayed, touch the button again if you want to set
the clock in 24-hour cycle.
Turn WEIGHT/TIME dial to indicate the hour digit 8.
Press CLOCK button to confirm.
Turn WEIGHT/TIME dial to indicate the minute digits until the display shows 8:30.
Press CLOCK button to confirm the setting.
NOTE: To check clock time during cooking, press the CLOCK button once.
MICROWAVE COOKING
To cook with microwave power alone, press the POWER LEVEL button a number of times
to select a cooking power level, and then use the dial WEIGHT/TIME dial to set a desired
cooking time. The longest cooking time is 95 minutes.
You can microwave food using 6 power settings:
PRESS POWER BUTTON
Once
Twice
3 times
4 times
5 times
6 times
COOKING POWER
100% (High)
80% (Medium High)
60% (Medium)
40% (Medium Low)
20% (Low)
0% (Use for kitchen timer)
For example, if you want to microwave food for 1 minute at 60% microwave power:
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Place the food in a container suitable for use with microwave ovens, put it into the
microwave oven and close the door.
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Press POWER LEVEL button three of times to set the microwave power to 60%.
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Turn the WEIGHT/TIME dial until the correct cooking time 1:00 is displayed.
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Press START button.
NOTE: You can check the microwave power level being used during cooking by pressing the
POWER LEVEL button
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QUICK START
This program allows you to cook food at 100% power between 30 seconds and 10
minutes by pressing the START button a number of times. For example if you want to cook
food for 2 minutes.
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Place the food in a container suitable for use with microwave ovens, put it into the
microwave oven and close the door.
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To set the time (2 minutes), press the START button 4 times. The microwave oven
will automatically start to cook your food.
GRILL
Grill cooking is particularly useful for thin slices of meat, steaks, chops, kebabs, sausages
and pieces of chicken. It is also suitable for hot sandwiches and au gratin dishes. The
longest cooking time is 95 minutes.
For example, if you want to grill food for 12 minutes.
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Place the food in a container suitable for use with grills, put it into the microwave oven
and close the door.
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Press GRILL/COMBI button once.
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Turn the WEIGHT/TIME dial until the correct cooking time 12:00 is displayed.
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Press START button.
NOTE: It is advised to t u r n f o o d s halfway through cooking to distribute heat evenly.
COMBINATION COOKING
The oven has the ability to combine the microwave and t h e grill. There a re 2 combination
settings ‘comb1’ and ‘comb2’.
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Combination 1 has 30% microwave cooking time and 70% grilling time and is useful for
foods such as potatoes, fish and thicker cuts of meat.
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Combination 2 has 55% microwave cooking time and 45% grilling time. This is useful
for foods such as puddings omelets, baked potatoes and poultry.
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Use containers that are suitable for use with grills and microwave ovens.
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It is advised to t u r n t h e foods halfway through cooking to distribute heat evenly.
COMBINATION 1
For example, if you want to cook food on combination 1 cooking for 25 minutes.
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Put food into the oven, and close the door and press GRILL/COMBI. button twice.
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Turn TIME/MENU dial to enter 25:00.
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Press START button.
COMBINATION 2
For example, if you want to cook food on combination 2 cooking for 12 minutes.
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Put food into the oven, and close the door and press GRILL/COMBI. button three
times.
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Turn WEIGHT/TIME dial to enter 12:00.
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Press START button.
MULTISTAGE COOKING
Your oven can be programmed for up to 3 automatic cooking sequences. If you want to
defrost (10minutes), then microwave on full power (5 minutes) and then grill (10minutes).
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Press the POWER LEVEL button and select microwave power (40%).
Turn WEIGHT/TIME dial to set the defrost time (10 mins.).
Press the POWER LEVEL button again and select microwave power (100%).
Turn WEIGHT/TIME dial to set the defrost time (5 mins.).
Press the GRILL/COMBI. button once.
Turn WEIGHT/TIME dial to set cooking time (10mins.).
Press START button. A bleep will be heard as the oven moves to the next stage.
Note: Auto Cook and Auto Defrost cannot be set in the multistage cooking program.
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AUTO DEFROST
The oven allows the defrosting of meat, poultry, and seafood. The time and the defrosting
power are adjusted automatically once the weight is programmed. The weight range of
frozen foods that can be defrosted is between 100g and 1800g.
For example: If you want to defrost 600g of shrimp.
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Place the shrimp to be defrosted into the oven.
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Turn WEIGHT/TIME dial anti-clockwise once, “100g” will be displayed.
Turn WEIGHT/TIME dial to select food weight.
Press START button.
NOTE: during auto defrost program, the oven will pause and sound bleeps. Turn the food
over and press the START b u t t o n to r e s u m e d e f r o s t i n g .
AUTO COOK
There are 8 auto menus you can use for easy cooking. It is not necessary to program the
duration o r the cooking power just select food type and weight or quantity. S ee t h e chart
b e l o w for the auto cook menus.
For example: to cook 400g of fish.
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Press the AUTO COOK button repeatedly to select food code A06.
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Turn WEIGHT/TIME dial to indicate a weight of 400g
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Press START button.
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Place food in a container suited for the cooking process and press START button.
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During autocook programs 7 and 8, the oven will pause and sound bleeps. Turn the
food over and press the START b u t t o n to r e s u m e c o o k i n g .
AUTO
MENU
A01
FOOD
WEIGHTS
RECOMMENDATION
Milk/Coffee
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Rice
Place the cup onto the centre of the turntable. When the
liquid has been removed from the oven, leave to stand
before adding sugar.
Place the rice into a suitable container, cover with twice
the quantity of water.
A03
Spaghetti
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Potatoes
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A06
Auto reheat
Fish
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Chicken
A08
Beef / Lamb
1-200ml
2-400ml
3-600ml
150g
300g
450g
600g
100g
200g
300g
1-230g
2-460g
3-690g
200g - 800g
200g
300g
400g
500g
600g
800g
1000g
1200g
1400g
200g
300g
400g
500g
600g
Place the spaghetti into a suitable container with eight
times the quantity of boiling water.
Prick the skins and place on a suitable plate. Turn the
potatoes over halfway through the cooking time.
Straight from the refrigerator.
Place the fish in a suitable container and cover with
microwave safe cling film leaving a gap for the steam to
escape.
A combination of microwave and grill.
Place the chicken on a suitable plate and place onto the
grill rack.
A combination of microwave and grill.
Place the beef on a suitable plate and place onto the
grill rack.
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HINTS
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Do not cook, reheat or defrost foods directly on the turntable, always put the food
into a suitable microwave container.
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Do not cook foods such as meat from frozen, always defrost the foods first.
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Where appropriate, cover dishes with microwave safe cling film and pierce, this will
retain the moisture and prevent splashing and spillages. Always loosen lids before
putting into the oven.
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To distribute heat evenly, stir or shake foods halfway through cooking.
CHILD SAFETY LOCK
This function is to help prevent small children from using the microwave oven.
The CHILD LOCK indicator show on the display, and the oven cannot be operated while the
CHILD LOCK is set.
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To set the CHILD LOCK: Press and hold the LOCK/UNLOCK button for 3 seconds, a
bleep sounds and lock indicator lights.
To cancel the CHILD LOCK: Press and hold the LOCK/UNLOCK button for 3
seconds until lock indicator on display goes off.
Cleaning and care
Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition, could lead to deterioration of the surface
that could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous
condition. The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits removed.
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Before you clean the microwave oven, turn it off and unplug it.
Keep the inside of the oven clean. When food or liquids stick to the oven walls,
wipe with a damp cloth. We recommend that you do not use harsh detergent or
abrasives.
On the right hand side wall of the cavity is the wave guide cover. Microwaves are
passed through this c o v e r to enable your food to cook. It is important that the
wave guide cover is kept clean at all times. To do this wipe with mild detergent and
water, then dry. Do not remove the waveguide cover.
You should clean the outside of the oven with a damp cloth and polish dry with a
soft dry cloth. Do not allow water to seep into the ventilation openings.
Wipe the door and window on both sides, the door seals and adjacent parts
frequently with a damp cloth to remove any spills or spatters. Do not use an
abrasive cleaner.
Do not allow the control panel to become wet. Clean with a soft, damp cloth. Do not
use detergents, abrasives or spray-on cleaners on the control panel.
If steam builds up inside or around the outside of the oven door, wipe with a soft cloth.
This may happen when the microwave oven is used in humid conditions.
If the inside of the oven smells, put a cup of water with the juice and the skin of one
lemon in a deep microwave bowl. Microwave it for three minutes, wipe the cavity
walls thoroughly and then dry with a soft cloth.
Regularly clean the turntable support and oven floor. Simply wipe the bottom surface
of the oven with mild detergents and water, and then dry. You can wash the turntable
support in soapy water. Check that it is correctly fitted after cleaning.
Regularly remove the glass tray to clean it, and wash in warm soapy water.
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Problem solving
The microwave oven may cause interference to your radio, TV or similar equipment. If it does,
you can get rid of the interference by moving the radio, TV or equipment as far away from your
microwave oven as possible.
If the oven doesn’t work, if the display does not appear or if the display has disappeared
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Make sure the oven is plugged in securely. If it is not, remove the plug from the socket,
wait 10 seconds and plug it in again securely.
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Check the premises for a blown circuit fuse or a tripped main circuit breaker. If these seem
to be working properly, test the socket with another appliance.
If the microwave power will not work
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Make sure the door is securely closed. Otherwise, the microwave energy will not flow into
the oven.
Important utensil information
When using the microwave mode
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Use only cookware that is approved to be used in a microwave oven.
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Do not use metal pans or dishes with metal handles.
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Do not use anything with a metal trim.
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Do not use paper covered wire twist-ties on plastic bags.
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Do not use melamine dishes as they contain a material, which will absorb microwave
energy. This may cause the dishes to crack or burn, and will slow down the cooking speed.
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Do not cook using a container with a restricted opening, such as bottles as they may
explode.
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Do not heat baby bottles with the teat left on and remove the teat if replacing the bottle
back into the oven.
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Only use thermometers that are approved for microwave ovens.
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Do not use the microwave oven for heating utensils.
When using the grill mode
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Use only cookware that is approved to be used under a grill – e.g. metal and heat resistant
glass and ceramic ware.
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Do not use paper or plastic cookware or film.
When using the combination mode
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Use only cookware that is approved to be used for microwave AND grill use – e.g. heat
resistant glass and ceramic ware.
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Do not use paper or plastic cookware or film.
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Please use this page for your notes and recipes
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Non-rewireable mains plug
If your appliance is supplied with a non-rewireable plug fitted to the mains lead you will find
that it incorporates a fuse, the value of which is indicated either on the base of the plug or
on the fuse carrier. Should the fuse need replacing, you must use an ASTA approved fuse
(conforming to BS1362) of the same rating. If the fuse cover is lost the plug must not be
used until a replacement is obtained from an electrical supplier. If you need to remove the
plug, cut it from the mains lead and dispose of it. Never attempt to re-use this plug or insert
it into a socket outlet, as there is a very great risk of an electric shock.
SPECIFICATIONS:
Rated voltage:
Operating frequency:
Microwave input:
Power output:
Grill:
Outside Dimensions:
Oven capacity dimensions
Oven Capacity:
Weight:
230-240V~50Hz,
2,450MHz
1400W
900W
1000W
281mm x 483mm x 369mm
220mm x 340mm x 320mm
23 Litres
Approx. 14.1kg
If you have any questions about this product, please call our Careline free on
0800 636262
Made in China under licence.
Sourced by Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, EC1N 2HT. Russell
Hobbs is the registered trademark of Russell Hobbs Ltd.
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