Operating instructions | AEG 153 E Microwave Oven User Manual

MICROMAT 153 E
Microwave Oven
Operating Instructions
PROGRAMME
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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.
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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.
Throughout the manual, this symbol guides you step by step when
operating the appliance.
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appliance.
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The clover indicates energy-saving tips and hints for environmentally
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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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
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.
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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.
• 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
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• 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
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-lacquered or silicone-coated
baking tins
Heating
Cooking
X
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X
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X
X
X
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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 = 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
14 cm
10 cm
5 cm
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.
cm
Above:
Behind:
Either side:
12 cm
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A gap all around the oven is necessary in
order to ensure perfect ventilation:
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.
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.
Microwave Power: 900 Watt
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Product Description
The appliance
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A
PROGRAMME
STOP
START/QUICK
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B
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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.
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C
D
B Multi function button to set
the time of day and display
the selected microwave power
etc.
C Power knob
with signal
light to select microwave
power.
D Rotary knob to select the
cooking time
or the
weight
,
in grams, when using automatic programmes.
E
E Button for automatic programmes ‘PROGRAMME’ for
defrosting and cooking.
F
F CLEAR button ‘STOP’ to cancel settings
PROGRAMME
STOP
START/QUICK
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G START button ‘START/QUICK’
to start the selected function
and to switch on QUICKSTART.
H H Button for switching the turntable off with signal light.
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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
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Setting the clock
Example: 12:15 hrs
1. Plug the appliance into the mains. The display
0 0 : 0 0 ». The dots
starts to flash « A E G » and then «0
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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«At a glance» operating instructions
Action
1. Press door release button
Comments
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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
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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
2. Set the required cooking time
by turning the Rotary knob
.
The chosen time appears in the
display.
STOP
01:15
START/QUICK
3. Press the START button
‘START/QUICK’ 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.
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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
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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
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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)
100 - 2000 g
Fish2)
Poultry (whole or portions)
Fish (whole or fillets)
d2
Meat
Pork roast, goulash
100 - 2000 g
d3
Delicate cakes
and pastries
Cream pie
100 - 1000 g
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1)
Cover legs and wings with aluminium foil before defrosting.
2)
Cover tail and thin ends with aluminium foil before defrosting.
Weight from - to
100 - 2000 g
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
Brussels sprouts,
cabbage, carrots,
celeriac
100 - 1000 g
Fresh vegetables II
Zucchini, leeks,
potatoes, spinach,
fennel, cauliflower,
broccoli
100 - 1000 g
Frozen vegetables
Carrots, cauliflower,
Brussels sprouts,
leeks, zucchini,
spinach, broccoli
100 - 1000 g
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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.
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d1
2. Use the Rotary knob to set the
weight
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1000
3. Press
the
START button
‘START/QUICK’.
The display
shows the necessary time.
PROGRAMME
STOP
START/QUICK
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25:00
4. If you want to modify the settings, you have to press the
Clear-button, ‘STOP’, and start
again.
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 second-intervals. 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
time appears in the display and
the programme begins. The
microwave power signal lamp
comes on.
01:30
PROGRAMME
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’ .
STOP
START/QUICK
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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:
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 ‘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
1-3
3-5
Wholemeal,
mixed, rye
loaf
1 slice
(60-80 g)
500
150
15-30 sec
2-3
Set on a paper towel, turn
once.
Defrost in a covered container.
150
6-8
15-20
Cover cutting surface.
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
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 buttercake
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
approx.
150
900
Heat in a covered container.
Place gravy alongside in a
cup.
All meat, except breaded
meat, should be heated in a
covered container.
45 sec1 min
2-3
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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.
200
900
1-11/2
2-3
Heat in covered container,
stir once.
1 cup soup
approx.
200 ml
900
1-2
2-3
Heat clear soup uncovered,
cover thick soups. Stir.
200 ml
900
35-45 sec
2-3
Remove any lids. Stir after
warming!
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!
Drinks
Milk or baby
food
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
Dot with butter.
Frozen
broccoli
300
1/8 l
900
7-9
2
Stalks facing outwards.
.
Mushrooms
250
none
900
4-6
2
Cut into slices.
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
sprouts
300
1/2 cup
900
7-9
2
Sauerkraut
250
1/2 cup
900
6-8
2
1)
Cook all vegetables in a covered container.
l = litre
Cooking fish
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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.
The food is not yet defrosted, heated through or cooked on completion of programme time.
The food is overcooked on the outside and undercooked in the middle
on completion of cooking time.
Set a shorter cooking time or reduce the microwave power output.
Select a longer programme time or
a higher microwave power setting.
Note that larger food will require a
longer 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
Time
(mins)
Standing
time
(mins)
900 Watt
7-9
3
Power
Time
(mins)
Standing
time
(mins)
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
Defrost minced
meat
150 Watt
12-14
5
Place directly on turntable.
Turn halfway through.
6-8
3
Cover.
Defrost raspberries 150 Watt
1)
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Comments1)
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 for easy
cleaning. Wells are provided on both
sides for easy access.
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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... 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 Centre. 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 ENumber/PNC and S-Number which you
will find on the appliance's rating plate
(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./
PNC____________________________________________________________
S-Nr _________________________________
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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