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MCD2660E / MCD2661E
Microwave oven with grill
Mikrowellengerät mit grill
Four á micro-ondes avec gril
Magnetronoven met grill
Horno Microondas con grill
Operating instructions
Gebrauchsanweisung
Notice d’utilisation
Gebruiksaanwijzing
Instrucciones de Manjo
UK
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NL
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PERFEKT IN FORM UND FUNKTION
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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.
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.
This symbol indicates further information concerning the use of the
appliance.
The clover indicates energy-saving tips and hints for environmentally friendly
use of your appliance.
In the event of malfunctioning, please follow the instructions given in the
section «What to do if...»
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Contents
Important safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 - 4
Oven & accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Before operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
What are microwaves? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Suitable ovenware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 - 9
Tips & advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 - 14
Microwave power levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Microwave cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Grill & dual grill cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Other convenient functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 - 19
Auto cook & defrost operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 - 21
Auto cook & defrost charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 - 24
Recipes for auto cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 - 26
Cooking charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 - 29
Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 - 44
Care & cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
What to do if... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Service & spare parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Guarantee conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Important information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 - 50
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Important safety instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
To avoid the danger of fire
The microwave oven should not be left unattended
during operation. Power levels that are too high or
cooking times that are too long may overheat
foods resulting in a fire.
The electrical outlet must be readily accessible so that
the unit can be unplugged easily in an emergency.
The AC power supply must be 230 V, 50 Hz, with a
minimum 16 A distribution line fuse, or a minimum 16 A
distribution circuit breaker.
It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only
this appliance be provided.
Do not store or use the oven outdoors.
If food being heated begins to smoke, DO NOT
OPEN THE DOOR. Turn off and unplug the oven
and wait until the food has stopped smoking.
Opening the door while food is smoking may cause
a fire.
Only use microwave-safe containers and utensils.
See Page 8 - 9.
Do not leave the oven unattended when using
disposable plastic, paper or other combustible food
containers.
Clean the waveguide cover, the oven cavity, the
turntable and turntable support after use. These
must be dry and free from grease. Built-up grease
may overheat and begin to smoke or catch fire.
Do not place flammable materials near the oven or
ventilation openings. Do not block the ventilation
openings.
Remove all metallic seals, wire twists, etc., from food
and food packages. Arcing on metallic surfaces may
cause a fire.
Do not use the microwave oven to heat oil for deep
frying. The temperature cannot be controlled and the
oil may catch fire.
To make popcorn, only use special microwave popcorn
makers.
Do not store food or any other items inside the oven.
Check the settings after you start the oven to ensure
the oven is operating as desired.
See the corresponding hints in this operation manual.
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To avoid the possibility of injury
WARNING:
Do not operate the oven if it is damaged or
malfunctioning. Check the following before use:
a) The door; make sure the door closes properly and
ensure it is not misaligned or warped.
b) The hinges and safety door latches; check to make
sure they are not broken or loose.
c) The door seals and sealing surfaces; ensure that
they have not been damaged.
d) Inside the oven cavity or on the door; make sure
there are no dents.
e) The power supply cord and plug; ensure that they
are not damaged.
Never adjust, repair or modify the oven yourself.
It is hazardous for anyone other than a competent
person to carry out any service or repair operation
which involves the removal of a cover which gives
protection against exposure to microwave energy.
Do not operate the oven with the door open or alter
the door safety latches in any way.
Do not operate the oven if there is an object between
the door seals and sealing surfaces.
Do not allow grease or dirt to build up on the door
seals and adjacent parts. Follow instructions for
“Care and Cleaning”, Page 45. Failure to maintain
the oven in a clean condition could lead to a
deterioration of the surface that could adversely
affect the life of the appliance and possibly result
in a hazardous situation.
Individuals with PACEMAKERS should check with their
doctor or the manufacturer of the pacemaker for
precautions regarding microwave ovens.
To avoid the possibility of electric shock
Under no circumstances should you remove the outer
cabinet.
Never spill or insert any objects into the door lock
openings or ventilation openings. In the event of a spill,
turn off and unplug the oven immediately and call an
authorised AEG service agent.
Do not immerse the power supply cord or plug in water
or any other liquid.
Do not allow the power supply cord to run over any hot
or sharp surfaces, such as the hot air vent area at the
top rear of the oven.
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Important safety instructions
Do not attempt to replace the oven lamp yourself or
allow anyone who is not authorised by AEG to do so. If
the oven lamp fails, please consult your dealer or an
authorised AEG service agent.
If the power supply cord of this appliance is damaged,
it must be replaced with a special cord. The exchange
must be made by an authorised AEG service agent.
To avoid the possibility of explosion and sudden
boiling:
WARNING: Liquids and other foods must not be
heated in sealed containers since they are liable to
explode.
Never use sealed containers. Remove seals and lids
before use. Sealed containers can explode due to a
build up of pressure even after the oven has been
turned off.
Take care when microwaving liquids. Use a widemouthed container to allow bubbles to escape.
Microwave heating of beverages can result in
delayed eruptive boiling, therefore care has to be
taken when handling the container.
To prevent sudden eruption of boiling liquid and
possible scalding:
1. Stir liquid prior to heating/reheating.
2. It is advisable to insert a glass rod or similar utensil
into the liquid whilst reheating.
3. Let liquid stand in the oven at the end of cooking
time to prevent delayed eruptive boiling.
Do not cook eggs in their shells, and whole hard
boiled eggs should not be heated in microwave
ovens since they may explode even after
microwave cooking has ended. To cook or reheat
eggs which have not been scrambled or mixed,
pierce the yolks and the whites, or the eggs may
explode. Shell and slice hard boiled eggs before
reheating them in the microwave oven.
Pierce the skin of such foods as potatoes, sausages and
fruit before cooking, or they may explode.
To avoid the possibility of burns
Use pot holders or oven gloves when removing food
from the oven to prevent burns.
Always open containers, popcorn makers, oven cooking
bags, etc., away from the face and hands to avoid
steam burns.
Temperature of the container is not a true indication of
the temperature of the food or drink; always check the
food temperature.
Always stand back from the oven door when opening to
avoid burns from escaping steam and heat.
Slice stuffed baked foods after heating to release steam
and avoid burns.
Keep children away from the door and accessible parts
that may become hot when the grill is in use. Children
should be kept away to prevent them burning
themselves.
Do not touch the oven door, outer cabinet, rear cabinet,
oven cavity, ventilation openings, accessories and dishes
during GRILL mode, DUAL GRILL mode and AUTO
COOK operation as they will become hot. Before
cleaning make sure they are not hot.
To avoid misuse by children
Warning: Only allow children to use the oven
without supervision when adequate instructions
have been given so that the child is able to use the
oven in a safe way and understands the hazards of
improper use.
Do not lean or swing on the oven door. Do not play
with the oven or use it as a toy.
Children should be taught all important safety
instructions: use of pot holders, careful removal of food
coverings; paying special attention to packaging (e.g.
self-heating materials) designed to make food crisp, as
they may be extra hot.
Other warnings
Never modify the oven in any way.
This oven is for home food preparation only and may
only be used for cooking food. It is not suitable for
commercial or laboratory use.
To promote trouble-free use of your oven and avoid
damage.
Never operate the oven when it is empty except where
recommended in the operation manual, see page 17
note 2. Doing so may damage the oven.
When using a browning dish or self-heating material,
always place a heat-resistant insulator such as a
porcelain plate under it to prevent damage to the
turntable and turntable support due to heat stress. The
preheating time specified in the dish’s instructions must
not be exceeded.
To avoid burns, always test food temperature and
stir before serving and pay special attention to the
temperature of food and drink given to babies,
children or the elderly.
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Important safety instructions
Do not use metal utensils, which reflect microwaves
and may cause electrical arcing. Do not put cans in the
oven.
Only use the turntable and the turntable support
designed for this oven. Do not operate the oven
without the turntable.
To prevent the turntable from breaking:
(a) Before cleaning the turntable with water, leave the
turntable to cool.
(b) Do not put hot foods or hot utensils on a cold
turntable.
(c) Do not put cold foods or cold utensils on a hot
turntable.
Do not place anything on the outer cabinet during
operation.
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Do not use plastic containers for microwaving if the
oven is still hot from using the GRILL mode, DUAL
GRILL mode and AUTO COOK operation, because they
may melt. Plastic containers must not be used during
above modes unless the container manufacturer says
they are suitable.
NOTE:
If you are unsure how to connect your oven, please
consult an authorised, qualified electrician.
Neither the manufacturer nor the dealer can accept any
liability for damage to the oven or personal injury
resulting from failure to observe the correct electrical
connection procedure.
Water vapour or drops may occasionally form on the
oven walls or around the door seals and sealing
surfaces. This is a normal occurrence and is not an
indication of microwave leakage or a malfunction.
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Oven & accessories
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2
3
4
5
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Grill heating element
Front trim
Oven lamp
Control panel
Door opening button
Waveguide cover
Oven cavity
Seal packing
Door seals and sealing surfaces
Fixing points (4 points)
Ventilation openings
Outer cover
Rear cabinet
Power supply cord support clips
Power supply cord
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7
6
10
15
11
14
12
13
ACCESSORIES:
Check to make sure the following accessories are
provided:
(16) Turntable (17) Turntable support (18) High rack
(19) Low rack (20) 4 fixing screws (not shown)
• Place the turntable support in the seal packing on
the floor of the cavity.
• Then place the turntable on the turntable support.
• To avoid turntable damage, ensure dishes or
containers are lifted clear of the turntable rim when
removing them from the oven.
NOTE: When you order accessories, please mention two
items: part name and model name to your dealer or
authorised AEG service agent.
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17
18
19
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Control panel
1
2
1 Digital Display
2 Indicators
The appropriate indicator will flash or light up, just
above each symbol according to the instruction.
When an indicator is flashing, press the appropriate
button (having the same symbol) or carry out the
necessary operation.
Stir
Turn over
Weight/power level
Grill
3
Microwave
Cooking in progress
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
6
3 TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob
4 AUTO COOK button
Press to select one of the 2 automatic programmes.
5 AUTO COOK PLUS GRILL 1 button
Press to select one of the 2 automatic programmes.
6 AUTO COOK PLUS GRILL 2 button
Press to select one of the 4 automatic programmes.
7 AUTO DEFROST button
Press to select one of the 4 automatic programmes.
8 COOKING MODE button
Press to select either microwave, grill or dual grill, or
use to set the clock.
1. press once to select microwave function.
2. press twice to select the grill.
3. press three times to select dual grill mode,
microwave with grill.
9 START/QUICK button
10 STOP button
11 DOOR OPENING button
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Before operation
Using the STOP button
Plug in the oven.
1. The oven display will flash:
Use the STOP button to:
1. Erase a mistake during programming.
2. Stop the oven temporarily during cooking.
3. Cancel a programme during cooking, touch twice.
2. Press the STOP button, the display will show:
x1
3. To set the clock, see below.
4. Heat the oven without food. (See page 17 note 2).
Setting the clock
There are two setting modes: 12 hour clock and 24 hour clock.
1. To set the 12 hour clock, hold the COOKING MODE button down for 3 seconds.
will appear in the display.
2. To set the 24 hour clock, press the COOKING MODE button once more after
Step 1, in the example below
will appear in the display.
x1 and hold for
3 secs.
To set the clock, follow the example below.
Example: To set the 24 hour clock to 23:35.
1. Choose the clock function.
(12 hour clock).
x1 and hold for 3 seconds
3. Press the COOKING
MODE button to
change from hours to
minutes.
2. Set the hours. Rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/
POWER knob until the correct hour is
displayed (23).
Choose the 24 hour
clock.
x1
4. Set the minutes. Rotate the
TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER
knob until the correct
minute is displayed (35).
x1
NOTES:
1. You can rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob
clockwise or counter-clockwise.
2. Press the STOP button if you make a mistake during
programming.
3. If the electrical power supply to your microwave oven
is interrupted, the display will intermittently show
5. Press the COOKING
MODE button to start
the clock.
x1
after the power is reinstated. If this
occurs during cooking, the programme will be
erased. The time of day will also be erased.
4. When you want to reset the time of day, follow the
above example again.
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What are microwaves?
What are microwaves?
The characteristics of microwaves
Like radio and television waves, microwaves are
electromagnetic waves.
Microwaves are produced by a magnetron inside the
microwave oven, and these vibrate the molecules of
water present in the food. The friction this causes
produces heat, which ensures that the food is
defrosted, heated or cooked through.
The secret of the reduced cooking times is the fact that
the microwaves penetrate the food from every
direction. Energy is used to the full. In comparison, the
energy from a conventional hob passes from the
burner through the pan and so to the food.
This method wastes a great deal of energy.
Microwaves penetrate all non-metal objects made of
glass, china, earthenware, plastic, wood or paper. This is
why the microwaves never make these materials hot.
Dishes become hot only because the food inside them
is hot.
The food absorbs the microwaves and is heated.
Microwaves cannot pass through objects made of
metal and so they are deflected. For this reason metal
objects are not normally suitable for microwave
cookery. There are exceptions where you can actually
make use of the fact that the microwaves cannot pass
through metal. If you cover food with aluminium foil
at specific points while it is defrosting or cooking, you
can prevent those parts from getting too warm, too
hot, or overcooked. Please check out the advice given
in the guide.
Suitable ovenware
Glass & ceramic glass
Heat-resistant glass utensils are very suitable. The
cooking process can be observed
from all sides. They must not,
however, contain any metal (e.g.
lead crystal), nor have a metallic
overlay (e.g. gold edge, cobalt blue
finish).
Ceramics
Generally very suitable. Ceramics must be glazed, since
with unglazed ceramics moisture can get into the
ceramic. Moisture causes the material to heat up and
may make it shatter. If you are not certain whether
your utensil is suitable for the microwave, carry out
the utensil suitability test. (See page 9).
Porcelain
Very suitable. Ensure that the porcelain does not have a
gold or silver overlay and that it does not contain any
metal.
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Plastic utensils
Heat resistant plastic utensils which
are suitable for use in the
microwave can be used to thaw,
heat and cook food. Follow the
manufacturer's recommendations.
Paper utensils
Heat resistant paper made for use in a microwave oven
is also suitable. Follow the manufacturer's
recommendations.
Kitchen paper
can be used to absorb any moisture
which occurs in short heating
methods, e.g. of bread or products
in bread crumbs. Insert the paper
between the food and the revolving
plate. The surface of the food will
stay crispy and dry. Covering greasy food with kitchen
paper will catch splashes.
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Suitable ovenware
Microwave cling film
Metal
This, or heat-resistant film, is very suitable for covering
or wrapping. Please follow the manufacturer's
recommendations.
Generally speaking, metal should
not be used, since microwaves do
not pass through metal and
therefore cannot reach the food.
There are, however, exceptions:
small strips of aluminium foil may be used to cover
certain parts of the food, so that these do not thaw
too quickly or begin to cook (e.g. chicken wings). Small
metal skewers and aluminium
containers (e.g. of readycooked
meals) can be used. They must,
however, be small in relation to the
food, e.g. aluminium containers
must be at least 2/3 to 3/4 filled
with food. It is recommended that you transfer the
food into a dish suitable for use in the microwave.
When using aluminium containers or other metal
utensils there must be a gap of approx. 2 cms between
them and the walls of the cooking area, otherwise the
walls could be damaged by possible arcing.
NO UTENSIL SHOULD HAVE A METAL overlay, or
metal parts such as screws, bands or handles..
Roasting bags
Can be used in a microwave oven.
Metal clips are not suitable for
fastening them since the roasting
bag foil might melt. Fasten the
roasting bag with string and pierce
it several times with a fork. Non heat-resistant food
wraps are not recommended for use in a microwave
oven.
The right utensils for combined
operation
For combined operation (Microwave + grill) and grill
operation, you can use any heat-resistant accessories,
e. g. porcelain, pottery, glass. It is possible to use metal
accessories only for a simple grill operation.
Browning dish
A special microwave dish made from ceramic glass with
a metal alloy base, which allows food to be browned.
When using the browning dish a suitable insulator, e.g.
a porcelain plate, must be placed between the
turntable and the browning dish. Be careful to adhere
exactly to the pre-heating time given in the
manufacturer's instructions. Excessive pre-heating can
damage the turntable and the turntable stand or can
trigger the safety-device which will switch off the
oven.
Utensil suitability test
If you are not sure whether your utensil is suitable for
use in your microwave oven, carry
out the following test: Place the
utensil into the oven. Place a glass
container filled with 150 ml of
water on or next to the utensil.
Switch on the oven at 900 W power for 1 to 2 minutes.
If the utensil stays cool or just warm to the touch, it is
suitable. Do not use this test on a plastic utensil. It
could melt.
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Tips & advice
Before you start...
Cooking times
To make it as easy as possible to use the microwave
oven we have put together a few hints and tips for
you. Only switch on the oven when the food is already
inside.
All the times given in this book are guidelines, which
can be varied according to the initial temperature,
weight and condition of the food (water or fat content
etc.).
Setting the cooking time
Salt, spices & herbs
Defrosting, re-heating and cooking times are generally
much shorter than in a conventional oven or hob. So
you will need to consult this book for the
recommended cooking times. It is better to set shorter
rather than longer cooking times. Always test the food
after the cooking time has elapsed. It is better then to
continue cooking it for a little longer, than to have
overcooked food.
Food cooked in your microwave retains its individual
flavour better than it does when conventional
preparation methods are used. For this reason you
should use salt sparingly and normally add it only after
cooking. Salt absorbs liquid and dries out the outer
layer of food. Herbs and spices can be used as normal.
Starting temperature
Defrosting, re-heating and cooking times depend on
the temperature of the food when you start. For
example, deep frozen and refridgerated food will need
longer than food that is at room temperature.
Standard storage temperaturs of food are assumed for
re-heating and cooking times (refridgerator
temperature of 5° C, Room temperature of
approximately 20° C). For defrosting food a starting
temperature of -18° C is assumed.
Cook popcorn only in special microwave safe
containers. Refer exactly to the manufacturer’s
instructions. Do not use a normal paper or glass
container.
Do not cook eggs in the unbroken
shells. Pressure builds up inside the
shell and this may result in the egg
exploding.
Do not heat oil or fat for deepfrying inside the microwave oven. It
is impossible to control the
temperature of the oil and it may
suddenly splash out of the pan.
Do not heat sealed containers such
as jars or tins. The pressure inside the container could
cause the container to explode. (The exception is when
you are making preserves).
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Types of use
Microwave: you can defrost frozen foods in a short
time.
Combined operation: With the combination of
microwave and grill you can cook and roast at the
same time. Therefore, the advantages of these
appliances will combine sensibly and mutually. The
heat of the grill quickly seals the pores of the food and
the microwave functions for a short time. The food
keeps its moisture inside and is crispy on the outside.
Grill: Your oven is provided with a quartz grill, which
you can also use without microwave operation like any
other conventional grill.
Cooking test
The cooking status of meals can be tested as with
conventional preparation:
• Food thermometer: Each food has a certain interior
temperature at the end of the heating process. With
a food thermometer you can determine whether
the food is hot or cooked enough.
• Fork: You can check fish with a fork. If the fish
meat is no longer clear and comes easily from the
fishbones, it is. If it is over-cooked, it becomes
tough and dry.
• Wooden skewer: Cakes and bread can be tested by
inserting a wooden skewer. If the skewer remains
clean and dry after pulling it out they are done.
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Tips & advice
Using a food thermometer to
determine cooking time
The internal temperature of food and drink can be
ascertained with a food thermometer. The most
important temperatures are specified in the
temperature table.
Drink / Food
Heating drinks
(Coffee, Water, Tea, Milk
etc.)
Heating soup
Heating stew
Poultry
Lamb
Pink
Well done
Roast beef
Rare
Medium
Well done
Pork, Veal
Internal
temperature
once cooked
Internal temp.
after 10 - 15 mins
standing time
65-75o C
Blanching vegetables
Before freezing vegetables, they should be blanched.
This preserves the quality and
flavour at their best. Method: wash
and chop the vegetables. Put 250g
of vegetables in a dish with 275 ml
water and cover. Heat for 3-5
minutes. After blanching, immerse
immediately in cold water to prevent further cooking
and then allow to drain. Pack vegetables in an airtight
container and freeze.
Preserving fruit and vegetables
75-80o C
75-80o C
80-85o C
85-90o C
70o C
75-80o C
70-75o C
80-85o C
50-55o C
60-65o C
75-80o C
80-85o C
55-60o C
65-70o C
80-85o C
80-85o C
Addition of water
Vegetables and other foods with a high water content
can be cooked in their own juice or with the addition
of a little water. This ensures that many vitamins and
minerals are preserved.
Food in skin or shells
Foods such as sausages, chickens, chicken legs, baked
potatoes, tomatoes, apples, egg yolks or such like
should be pricked or pierced with a fork or small
wooden skewer. This will enable the steam which forms
to dissipate without splitting the skin or shell.
Fatty foods
Using the microwave for preserving is quick and easy.
There are preserving jars, rubber vacuum seals and
suitable seals made of plastic available specially made
for microwaves. The manufacturers will supply precise
instructions for use.
Large & small quantities
Microwave times are directly
dependent upon the amount of
food which you would like to thaw,
heat or cook. This means that small
portions cook more quickly than
larger ones. As a rule of thumb:
TWICE THE AMOUNT = ALMOST TWICE THE TIME
HALF THE AMOUNT = HALF THE TIME
Deep & shallow containers
Both containers have the same capacity, but the
cooking time is longer for the deeper one. You should
therefore choose as flat a container as possible with a
large surface area. Only use deep containers for dishes
where there is a danger of overcooking, e.g. for
noodles, rice, milk etc..
Round & oval containers
Food cooks more evenly in round or oval containers
than in containers with corners, since the microwave
energy concentrates in the corners and the food in
these areas could become overcooked.
Fatty meat and layers of fat cook better than lean
portions of meat. Before cooking, cover the fatty
portions with a piece of aluminium foil or place the
food with the fat side down.
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Covering
Arrangement of food
Covering the food retains the moisture within it and
shortens the cooking time. Use a lid,
microwave cling film or a cover.
Foods which are to be crispy, e.g.
roasts or chickens, should not be
covered. As a general rule, whatever
would be covered in a conventional
oven should also be covered in a microwave oven.
Whatever would be uncovered in a conventional oven
can also be left uncovered in a microwave oven.
Place a number of individual portions, such as small
pudding moulds, cups or potatoes in their jackets, in a
circle on the turntable. Keep the portions at a distance
from each other so that the microwave energy can
reach the food from all sides.
Irregular shaped food
Place the thicker, more compacted
end of the food pointing towards
the outside. Place vegetables (such
as broccoli) with the stalks pointing
outward.
Stirring
Stirring the food is necessary, since
the microwaves begin by heating
the outer areas. The temperature is
thereby equalised and the food
heats up evenly.
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Turning
Medium-sized items, such as hamburgers and steaks,
should be turned over once during cooking, in order to
shorten the cooking process. Large items, such as roasts
and chickens, must be turned, since the upper side
receives more microwave energy and could dry out if
not turned.
Standing time
Keeping to the standing time is one
of the most important rules with
microwaves. Almost all foods, which
are thawed, heated or cooked in the
microwave, require a certain
amount of time to stand, during
which temperature equalisation takes place and the
moisture in the food is evenly distributed.
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Heating
• Ready-prepared meals in aluminium containers
should be removed from the aluminium container
and heated on a plate or in a dish.
• Food should be covered with microwave cling film, a
plate or cover (obtainable from stores), so that the
surface does not dry out. Drinks need not be
covered.
• Remove the lids from firmly closed containers.
• When boiling liquids such as water, coffee, tea or
milk, place a glass stirrer in the container.
• If possible, stir large quantities from time to time, to
ensure that the temperature is evenly distributed.
• The times are for food at a room temperature of
20° C. The heating time for food stored in a
refrigerator should be increased slightly.
• After heating allow the food to stand for 1-2
minutes, so that the temperature inside the food
can be evenly distributed (standing time).
• The times given are guidelines which can be varied
according to the initial temperature, weight, water
content, fat content or the result which you wish to
achieve.
Defrosting
Your microwave is ideal for defrosting. Defrosting times
are usually considerably shorter than in traditional
methods. Here are a few tips. Take the frozen item out
of its packaging and place on a plate for defrosting.
Boxes & containers
Boxes and containers suitable for microwaves are
particularly good for defrosting and heating food, since
they can withstand temperatures in a deep freeze
(down to approx. -40° C) as well as being heat-resistant
(up to approx. 220° C). You can therefore use the same
container to freeze, defrost, heat and even cook the
food, without having to transfer it.
Covering
Cover thin parts with small strips of aluminium foil
before defrosting. Defrosted or
warm parts should likewise be
covered with aluminium strips
during defrosting. This stops the
thin parts becoming too hot while
thicker parts are still frozen.
Correct setting
It is better to choose a setting which is too low rather
than one which is too high. By so doing you will ensure
that the food defrosts evenly. If the microwave setting
is too high, the surface of the food will already have
begun to cook while the inside is still frozen.
Turning/stirring
Almost all foods have to be turned
or stirred from time to time. As
early as possible, separate parts
which are stuck together and
rearrange them.
Small amounts...
defrost more quickly and evenly than larger ones. We
recommend that you freeze portions which are as small
as possible. By so doing you will be able to prepare
whole menus quickly and easily.
Foods requiring careful handling,
such as gateaux, cream, cheese and bread should only
be partially defrosted and then left to defrost
completely at room temperature. By so doing you will
avoid the outer areas becoming too hot while the
inside is still frozen.
Standing time
This is particularly important after defrosting food, as
the defrosting process continues during this period. In
the defrosting table you will find the standing times
for various foods. Thick, dense foods require a longer
standing time than thinner foods or food of a porous
nature. If the food has not defrosted sufficiently, you
may continue defrosting it in the microwave oven or
lengthen the standing time accordingly. At the end of
the standing time you should process the food as soon
as possible and not re-freeze it.
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Cooking fresh vegetables
• When buying vegetables try to ensure that, as far as
possible, they are of similar size. This is particularly
important when you want to cook the vegetables
whole (e.g. boiled potatoes).
• Wash the vegetables before preparing them, clean
them and only then weigh the required quantity for
the recipe and chop them up.
• Season them as you would normally, but as a rule
only add salt after cooking.
• Add about 5 tbsps of water for 500 g of vegetables.
Vegetables which are high in fibre require a little
more water. You will find information about this in
the table (see page 27).
• Vegetables are usually cooked in a dish with a lid.
Those with a high moisture content, e.g. onions or
boiled potatoes, can be cooked in microwave cling
film without adding water.
• After half the cooking time has elapsed vegetables
should be stirred or turned over.
• After cooking allow the vegetables to stand for
approx. 2 minutes, so that the temperature disperses
evenly (standing time).
• The cooking times given are guidelines and depend
upon the weight, initial temperature and condition
of the type of vegetable in question. The fresher the
vegetables, the shorter the cooking times.
Cooking meat, fish & poultry
• When buying food items, try to ensure that, as far
as possible, they are of similar size. This will ensure
that they are cooked properly.
• Before preparation wash meat, fish and poultry
thoroughly under cold running water and pat them
dry with kitchen paper. Then continue as normal.
• Beef should be well hung and have little gristle.
• Even though the pieces may be of a similar size,
cooking results may vary. This is due, amongst other
things, to the kind of food, variations in the fat and
moisture content as well as the temperature before
cooking.
• Turn large pieces of meat, fish or poultry half way
through the cooking time, so that they are cooked
evenly from all sides.
• After cooking cover roasts with aluminium foil and
allow them to stand for approx. 10 minutes
(standing time). During this period the roast carries
on cooking and the liquid is evenly distributed, so
that when it is carved a minimum amount of juice is
lost.
Defrosting & cooking
Deep-frozen dishes can be defrosted and cooked at the
same time in one process in your microwave. You will
find some examples in the table. Do take note,
however, of the general advice given on "heating" and
"defrosting" food.
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Please refer to the manufacturer's instructions on the
packaging when preparing deep- frozen dishes. These
usually contain precise cooking times and offer advice
on preparation.
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Microwave power levels
Your oven has 5 power levels. To choose the power level
for cooking, follow the advice given in the recipe
section. Generally the following recommendations
apply:
450 W for dense foods which require a long cooking
time when cooked conventionally, eg. beef dishes, it is
advisable to use this power setting to ensure the meat
will be tender.
900 W used for fast cooking or reheating e.g. soup,
casseroles, canned food, hot beverages, vegetables, fish,
etc.
270 W (Defrost setting) to defrost, select this power
setting, to ensure that the dish defrosts evenly. This
setting is also ideal for simmering rice, pasta, dumplings
and cooking egg custard.
630 W used for longer cooking of dense foods such as
roast joints, meat loaf and plated meals, also for
sensitive dishes such as cheese sauce and sponge cakes.
At this reduced setting, the sauce will not boil over and
food will cook evenly without over cooking at the sides.
90 W For gentle defrosting, eg. cream gateaux or
pastry.
W = WATT
To set the microwave power level :
Rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob clockwise or counter-clockwise to select cooking time.
Press the COOKING MODE button once (microwave only).
To change the microwave power level rotate the knob until the desired power level is reached.
Press the START/QUICK button.
NOTE: If the power level is not selected, 900 W is automatically set.
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Microwave cooking
Your oven can be programmed for up to 90 minutes.
(90.00) The input unit of cooking (defrosting) time
varies from 10 seconds to five minutes. It depends on
the total length of the cooking (defrosting) time as
shown on the table.
Cooking time
0-5 minutes
5-10 minutes
10-30 minutes
30-90 minutes
Increasing unit
10 seconds
30 seconds
1 minute
5 minutes
Example:
Suppose you want to heat soup for 2 minutes and 30 seconds on 630 W microwave power.
1. Enter desired
cooking time by
rotating TIMER/
WEIGHT/POWER
knob clockwise.
2. Choose desired cooking
mode by pressing
COOKING MODE button
once (microwave only).
x1
3. Choose desired power by
rotating the TIMER/
WEIGHT/POWER knob
clockwise.
4. Press START/QUICK
button once to begin
cooking.
x1
Check the display.
NOTE:
1. When the door is opened during the cooking process, the cooking time on the digital display stops automatically.
The cooking time starts to count down again when the door is closed and the START/QUICK button is pressed.
2. If you wish to know the power level during cooking, press the COOKING MODE button.
As long as your finger is touching the COOKING MODE button, the power level will be displayed.
3. You can rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob clockwise or counter-clockwise.
If you rotate the knob counter-clockwise, the cooking time will decrease from 90 minutes by degrees.
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Grill & dual grill cooking
This microwave oven has two GRILL cooking modes: 1. Grill only. 2. Dual Grill (Grill with microwave).
1. GRILL ONLY COOKING
This mode can be used to Grill/Brown food.
Example: To make toast for 4 minutes.
1. Enter desired cooking time
by rotating the TIMER/
WEIGHT/POWER knob.
2. Choose the desired cooking
mode by pressing the
COOKING MODE button
twice. (Grill only).
x2
3. Press the START/QUICK
button once to begin
cooking.
x1
Check the display.
NOTES:
1. The high or the low rack is recommended for grilling.
2. You may detect smoke or a burning smell when using the grill for the first time, this is normal and not a sign
that the oven is out of order.
To avoid this problem, when first using the oven, operate the grill without food for 20 minutes.
2. DUAL GRILL COOKING
This mode uses a combination of Grill power and Microwave power (90 W to 630 W).
The microwave power level is preset to 270 W.
Example: To cook grill skewers (see recipe on page 35) for 7 minutes on DUAL GRILL (450 W).
1. Enter the desired
cooking time by
rotating the TIMER/
WEIGHT/POWER knob.
2. Choose the desired
cooking mode by
pressing the COOKING
MODE button three
times (Dual Grill).
x3
3. Rotate the TIMER/
WEIGHT/POWER knob
to the desired
microwave power level.
4. Press the
START/QUICK
button once to
begin cooking.
x1
Check the display.
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Other convenient functions
1. MULTIPLE SEQUENCE COOKING
A sequence of 3 stages (maximum) can be programmed using combinations of MICROWAVE, GRILL or DUAL
GRILL.
Example:
To cook: 2 minutes and 30 seconds on 630 W power (Stage 1)
5 minutes Grill only
(Stage 2)
STAGE 1
2. Choose the desired
3. Enter the desired power
1. Enter the desired
cooking mode by pressing
level by rotating TIMER/
cooking time by
COOKING MODE button
WEIGHT/POWER knob.
rotating TIMER/
once (microwave only).
WEIGHT/POWER
knob.
4. Press the COOKING
MODE button before
programming Stage 2.
x1
x1
Check the display.
STAGE 2
5. Enter desired time by
rotating TIMER/WEIGHT/
POWER knob.
6. Choose the desired cooking
mode by pressing the COOKING
MODE button twice (Grill only).
x2
7. Press START/QUICK button
once to begin cooking.
x1
Check the display.
(The oven will begin to cook for 2 minutes and 30 seconds at 630 W, and then for 5 minutes on Grill only.)
NOTE: If you set any programme after setting GRILL mode, omit the steps 3 and 4.
If you press the COOKING MODE button continually after setting GRILL mode, the GRILL mode will
be changed to the DUAL GRILL mode automatically.
Example:
To cook Courgette & Noodle Gratin (see recipe on page 37).
1. 18 minute at 900 W.
2. 7 minutes Dual Grill at 630 W.
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Other convenient functions
2. QUICK START FUNCTION
The START/QUICK button allows you to operate the two following functions:
a. Direct start
You can directly start cooking on 900 W microwave power level for 30 seconds by pressing the
START/QUICK button.
NOTE:
To avoid the misuse by children the START/QUICK button can be used only within 3 minutes after preceding
operation, i.e., closing the door, pressing the STOP button or cooking completion.
b. Extend the cooking time
You can extend the cooking time during manual cooking for multiples of 30 seconds if the START/QUICK button
is pressed while the oven is in operation.
3. TO CHECK THE POWER LEVEL
To check the microwave power level during cooking press the COOKING MODE button.
x1
As long as your finger is touching the COOKING MODE button the power level will be displayed.
The oven continues to count down although the display shows the power level.
4. SAFETY LOCK FUNCTION
TO SET THE SAFETY LOCK FUNCTION
1. Press and hold the STOP key for 3
seconds.
x1 for 3 seconds
The display will show:
TO CANCEL THE SAFETY LOCK FUNCTION
1. Press and hold the STOP key for 3
seconds.
x1 for 3 seconds
The display will show the
time of day, if set.
NOTE: When Safety Lock is set you cannot input any buttons except the STOP button.
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Auto cook & auto defrost operation
AUTOCOOK and AUTO DEFROST automatically work out the correct cooking mode and cooking time. You can
choose from 2 AUTOCOOK, 6 AUTOCOOK plus GRILL and 4 AUTO DEFROST menus.
What you need to know when using this automatic function:
For example:
1a. AUTO COOK: The AUTO COOK button has two
menus. Press the AUTO COOK button once, the
display will appear as shown.
1a.
1b. AUTO COOK plus GRILL 1: The AUTO COOK PLUS
GRILL 1 button has two menus. Press the AUTO
COOK PLUS GRILL 1 button once, the display will
appear as shown.
1b.
1c. AUTO COOK plus GRILL 2: The AUTO COOK PLUS
GRILL 2 button has four menus. Press the AUTO
COOK PLUS GRILL 2 button once, the display will
appear as shown.
1c.
1d. AUTO DEFROST: The AUTO DEFROST button has
four menus. Press the AUTO DEFROST button once,
the display will appear as shown.
1d.
Menu number
x1
Menu number
x1
Menu number
x1
Menu number
x1
The menu can be chosen by pressing the AUTO DEFROST or desired AUTO COOK button until the desired menu
number is displayed. See pages 22 - 24 “AUTO COOK & AUTO DEFROST charts”.
The menu will be changed automatically by holding down the AUTO COOK or AUTO DEFROST button.
2. The weight or quantity of the food can be input by
rotating the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob until
the desired weight/quantity is displayed.
• Enter the weight of the food only. Do not include
the weight of the container.
• For food weighing more or less than weights/
quantities given in the AUTOCOOK & AUTO DEFROST
charts, use manual operation. For best results,
follow the cooking charts on pages 27 -29.
3. To start cooking press START/QUICK button.
When action is required (e.g. to turn food over) the
oven stops and the audible signals sound, remaining
cooking time and any indicator will flash on the
display. To continue cooking, press the
START/QUICK button.
2.
TIMER/WEIGHT/
POWER knob
3.
START/QUICK button
x1
The final temperature will vary according to the
initial temperature. Check food is piping hot after
cooking. If necessary, you can extend the cooking
time and change the power level.
NOTE: If you use the ADD 30 SECONDS function during
the cooking/defrosting, the food may be overcooked.
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Auto cook & auto defrost operation
Example 1 for AUTO COOK plus GRILL 1:
To cook Gratinated Fish Fillet 1,5 kg using Auto Cook plus Grill 1 (A1-1).
1. Select the menu required by
pressing the AUTO COOK PLUS
GRILL 1 button once.
2. Enter the weight by rotating
the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER
knob.
3. Press the START/QUICK
button once.
x1
x1
Check the display.
Example 2 for AUTO DEFROST:
To defrost Steak 0,2 kg using Auto Defrost (Ad-1).
1. Select the menu required by
pressing the AUTO DEFROST
button once.
x1
2. Enter the weight by rotating
the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER
knob.
3. Press the START/QUICK
button once.
x1
Check the display.
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BUTTON
x1
AUTO COOK
WEIGHT (Increasing
Unit) / UTENSILS
PROCEDURE
0,5 - 1,5 kg* (500 g)
AC-1 Cook
Chicken Pan with (initial temp Chicken 5° C)
Gratin dish with
Vegetables
microwave cling film
• See recipe for Chicken Pan with Vegetables on
page 25.
0,5 - 1,5 kg* (500 g)
AC-2 Cook
Mince and Onion (initial temp Mince 5° C)
Casserole dish with lid
• See recipe for Mince and Onion on page 25.
* Total weight of all ingredients.
* Total weight of all ingredients.
x2
BUTTON
AUTO COOK
plus GRILL 1
A1-1 Cook
Gratinated Fish
Fillet
x1
A1-2 Cook
Gratin
x2
22
WEIGHT (Increasing
Unit) / UTENSILS
PROCEDURE
0,5 - 1,5 kg* (500 g)
(initial temp Fish 5° C)
Gratin dish
Low rack
• See recipes for Gratinated Fish Fillet on pages
25 - 26.
0,5 - 1,5 kg* (500 g)
(initial temp 20° C)
Gratin dish
Low rack
• See recipes for Gratin on page 26.
* Total weight of all ingredients.
* Total weight of all ingredients.
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Auto cook & auto defrost charts
BUTTON
x1
x2
AUTO COOK
plus GRILL 2
WEIGHT (Increasing
Unit) / UTENSILS
PROCEDURE
A2-1 Cook
French Fried
Potatoes
Thick type
(recommended
for conventional
ovens)
0,20 - 0,40 kg (50 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
Flan dish
High rack
• Remove the frozen french fried potatoes from
the package and place them on a flan dish.
• Place the dish on the high rack in the oven.
• When the audible signals sound, turn over.
• After cooking, remove from the dish and put on
a plate for serving.
(No standing time is necessary).
• Add salt to taste.
NOTE: The dish gets very hot during cooking.
To avoid burning yourself, please use oven
gloves for removing the flan dish from the
oven.
A2-2 Cook
Grill Skewers
See recipe on
page 35.
0,2 - 0,8 kg (100 g)
(initial temp 5° C)
High rack
•
•
•
•
A2-3 Cook
Chicken Legs
0,20 - 0,80 kg (50 g)
(initial temp 5° C)
High rack
• Mix the ingredients and spread on the chicken
legs.
• Pierce the skin of the chicken legs.
• Put the chicken legs on the high rack, skin side
down, with the thin ends towards the centre.
• When audible signals sound, turn the food over.
• After cooking, remove and stand for
approximately 5 minutes.
x3
Ingredients for 0,6 kg chicken legs:
3 pieces, 1-2 tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp salt,
1 tsp sweet paprika, 1 tsp rosemary
A2-4 Cook
Grilled Chicken
0,9 - 1,8 kg (100 g)
(initial temp 5° C)
Low rack
x4
Ingredients for 1,2 kg grilled chicken:
Salt & pepper, 1 tsp sweet paprika,
2 tbsp oil
Prepare the grill skewers.
Place on the high rack and cook.
When the audible signal sounds turn over.
After cooking, remove and put on a plate for
serving. (No standing time necessary).
•
•
•
•
Mix the ingredients and spread on the chicken.
Pierce the skin of the chicken.
Put chicken breast side down on the low rack.
When audible signals sound, turn the chicken
over.
• After cooking, leave for approx. 3 minutes in
the oven, remove and put on a plate for
serving.
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BUTTON
AUTO DEFROST
NO.
WEIGHT (Increasing
Unit) / UTENSILS
Ad-1 Defrost
Steak and Chops
0,2 - 1,0 kg (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
(See note below)
• Place the food on a plate in the centre of the
turntable.
• When the oven stops and the audible signals
sound, turn the food over, rearrange and
separate. Shield thin parts and warm spots with
aluminium foil.
• After defrosting, wrap in aluminium foil for 10
- 15 minutes, until thoroughly defrosted.
Ad-2 Defrost
Minced Meat
0,2 - 1,0 kg (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
Cling film
(See note below)
• Cover the turntable with cling film.
• Place the block of minced meat onto the
turntable.
• When the oven stops and the audible signals
sound, turn the food over. Remove the
defrosted parts if possible.
• After defrosting, stand for 5 - 10 minutes, until
thoroughly defrosted.
Ad-3 Defrost
Cake
0,1 - 1,4 kg (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
Flat dish
• Remove all packaging from the cake.
• Place on a flat dish in the middle of the
turntable.
• After defrosting, cut the cake into similar sized
pieces keeping space between each piece and
let stand for 15 - 60 minutes until evenly
defrosted.
Ad-4 Defrost
Bread
0,1 - 1,0 kg (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
Flat dish
(Only sliced bread is
recommended for this
programme.)
• Distribute on a flat dish in the centre of the
turntable.
• When the audible signal sounds rearrange, and
remove defrosted slices.
• After defrosting separate all slices and
distribute on a large plate. Cover the bread with
aluminium foil and let stand for 5 - 10 minutes
until thoroughly defrosted.
x1
x2
x3
x4
PROCEDURE
NOTE: Auto Defrost
1. Steaks and Chops should be frozen in one layer.
2. Minced meat should be frozen in a thin shape.
3. After turning over, shield the defrosted portions with small, flat pieces of aluminium foil.
4. Gateaux topped and coated with cream are very sensitive to microwave energy. For the best result, if the cream
begins to soften rapidly, it is best to remove it from the oven immediately and stand for 10 - 30 minutes at room
temperature
5. For Steaks and Chops arrange the food in the oven as shown:
Steaks and Chops
Food
Plate
Turntable
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Recipes for auto cook
CHICKEN PAN WITH VEGETABLES (AC-1)
Spicy chicken fricassee
Ingredients
0,5 kg
1,0 kg
1,5 kg
60 g
1
25 g
50 g
50 g
150 g
120 g
1
50 g
100 g
100 g
300 g
180 g
1
75 g
150 g
150 g
450 g
10 g
150 ml
20 g
300 ml
30 g
450 ml
long grain rice (parboiled)
sachet saffron
onion (sliced)
red pepper (in strips)
leek (in strips)
fillet of chicken breast (cubed)
pepper, paprika powder
butter or margarine
meat stock
MINCE AND ONION (AC-2)
Ingredients
0,5 kg
1,0 kg
1,5 kg
150 g
50 g
15 g
300 g
100 g
1
30 g
450 g
150 g
11/2
45 g
115 ml
20 g
65 g
65 g
1/2 tbsp
230 ml
40 g
125 g
125 g
1 tbsp
1/2
minced meat (1/2 beef, 1/2 pork)
onion (finely chopped)
egg
white breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
345 ml meat stock
60 g
tomato purée
190 g potatoes (finely chopped)
190 g carrots (finely chopped)
11/2 tbsp chopped parsley
GRATINATED FISH FILLET (A1-1)
Fish gratin Italian style
Ingredients
0,5 kg
1,0 kg
1,5 kg
200 g
tbsp
1/2 tbsp
30 g
430 g
1 tbsp
1 tbsp
50 g
630 g
11/2 tbsp
11/2 tbsp
80 g
150 g
1 tbsp
100 g
1/2 tbsp
300 g
11/2 tbsp
180 g
3/4 tbsp
450 g
2 tbsp
280 g
1 tbsp
1/2
fish fillet
lemon juice
anchovy butter
Gouda (grated)
salt and pepper
fresh tomatoes
chopped mixed herbs
Mozarella
Basil (chopped)
Preparation
1. Mix the rice and saffron and place in the greased
dish.
2. Mix the onions, red pepper, leek and chicken. Season
and place on the rice.
3. Put butter on the top.
4. Pour the stock over and cover with microwave cling
film and cook on AUTO COOK (AC-1), “Chicken Pan
with Vegetables”.
5. After cooking, let stand for 5-10 minutes.
Preparation
1. Mix together the minced meat, onion, egg and the
breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper. Place the
meat dough into a casserole.
2. Mix the meat stock with the tomato purée.
3. Add the liquid, potatoes, carrots and parsley to the
meat, mix it up well.
4. Cover and cook on AUTO COOK (AC-2), “Mince and
Onion”.
5. When the oven stops and the audible signals sound,
stir and re-cover.
6. After cooking, stir and stand for approx. 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Preparation
1. Wash and dry the fish and sprinkle with lemon juice,
salt and anchovy butter.
2. Place in a gratin dish (size depends on weight).
3. Sprinkle the Gouda over the fish.
4. Wash the tomatoes and remove the stalk-spore.
Cut into slices and place on top of the cheese.
5. Season with salt, pepper and the mixed herbs.
6. Drain the Mozarella, cut into slices and place on the
tomatoes. Sprinkle the basil over the cheese.
7. Place the gratin dish on the low rack and cook on
AUTO COOK plus GRILL 1 (A1-1), “Gratinated fish
fillet”.
8. After cooking, let stand for approximately 5
minutes.
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GRATINATED FISH FILLET (A1-1)
Fish esterhazy
Ingredients
0,5 kg
1,0 kg
1,5 kg
230 g
100 g
20 g
40 g
10 g
450 g
200 g
40 g
100 g
10 g
680 g
300 g
60 g
140 g
20 g
1 tbsp
50 g
50 g
11/2 tbsp
100 g
100 g
2 tbsp
150 g
150 g
fish fillet
leeks (cut into rings)
onion (finely sliced)
carrot (grated)
butter or margarine
salt, pepper and nutmeg
lemon juice
crème fraîche
Gouda (grated)
GRATIN (A1-2)
Spinach gratin
Ingredients
0,5 kg
1,0 kg
1,5 kg
150 g
15 g
300 g
30 g
450 g
45 g
150 g
35 g
50 g
1
40 g
300 g
75 g
100 g
2
75 g
450 g
110 g
150 g
3
115 g
leaf spinach (defrosted, drained)
onion (finely chopped)
salt, pepper, nutmeg
boiled potatoes (sliced)
cooked ham (diced)
crème fraîche
eggs
grated cheese
GRATIN (A1-2)
Potato-courgette-gratin
Ingredients
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0,5 kg
1,0 kg
1,5 kg
200 g
115 g
75 g
1
1/2
400 g
230 g
150 g
2
1
600 g
345 g
225 g
3
2
40 g
10 g
80 g
20 g
120 g
30 g
boiled potatoes (sliced)
courgette (finely sliced)
crème fraîche
eggs
clove of garlic (crushed)
salt, pepper
grated Gouda cheese
sunflower kernel
Preparation
1. Put vegetables, butter and the spices into a casserole
dish and mix well. Cook for 2-6 minutes on 900 W
depending on weight.
2. Wash the fish, dry and sprinkle with lemon juice and
salt.
3. Mix the crème fraîche with the vegetables and season
again.
4. Put half of the vegetables in a gratin dish. Place the
fish on top and cover with the remaining vegetables.
5. Spread the Gouda over the top, place on the low rack
and cook on AUTO COOK plus GRILL 1 (A1-1),
“Gratinated fish fillet”.
6. After cooking, let stand for approximately 5 minutes.
Preparation
1. Mix together the leaf spinach with the onion and
season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
2. Grease the gratin dish. Place alternate layers of
potato slices, diced ham and spinach in the dish. The
top layer should be spinach.
3. Mix the eggs with crème fraîche, add salt and
pepper and pour over the vegetables.
4. Cover the gratin with the grated cheese.
5. Place on the low rack and cook on AUTO COOK plus
GRILL 1 (A1-2), “Gratin”.
6. After cooking, let stand for 5-10 minutes.
Preparation
1. Grease the gratin dish and place alternate layers of
potato slices and courgette in the dish.
2. Mix the eggs with crème fraîche, season with salt,
pepper and garlic and pour over the vegetables.
3. Cover the gratin dish with the grated Gouda cheese.
4. Finally sprinkle the gratin with sunflower kernel.
5. Place on the low rack and cook on AUTO COOK plus
GRILL 1 (A1-2), “Gratin”.
6. After cooking, let stand for 5-10 minutes.
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Cooking charts
TABLE: HEATING FOOD & DRINK
Food / Drink
Quantity Setting
-g/ml150
150
150
900
1000
400
Coffee,
Milk,
Water,
1 cup
1 cup
1 cup
6 cups
1 dish
One-plate meal
(Veg, Meat + side dishes)
Stew
Soup, clear
Cream soup
Vegetables
Side dishes
1
Meat, 1 slice
Fish fillet
Sausages, 2 pieces
Cake, 1 slice
Baby food, 1 jar
1
Melting Margarine or Butter
Melting chocolate
Dissolving 6 sheets of
gelatine
Cake glaze for 1/4 l
liquid
1
Power
-Level900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
Time
-Minapprox. 1
approx. 1
approx. 2
8-10
9-11
4-6
200
200
200
200
500
200
500
200
200
180
150
190
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
450 W
450 W
11/2-2
1-11/2
11/2-21/2
2-3
3-5
2-3
4-5
approx. 3
3-5
1-11/2
1/2-1
1/2-1
50
100
10
900 W
450 W
450 W
approx. 1
3-4
approx. 1/2
10
450 W
4-6
Hints
Do not cover
Do not cover
Do not cover, bring to the boil
Do not cover, bring to the boil
Cover, bring to the boil
Sprinkle sauce with water, cover, stir half
way through cooking time
Cover, stir after heating
Cover, stir after heating
Cover, stir after heating
Add water if necessary, cover, stir half
way through cooking time
Sprinkle with a little water, cover, stir half
way through cooking time
Sprinkle with a little sauce, cover
Cover
Prick skin several times
Place on a plate
Remove lid, stir well after heating
Check the temperature
Stir during cooking
Soak in water, squeeze out well and put in
soup bowl, stir during cooking
Stir with sugar and 250ml liquid, cover and,
stir well during and after cooking
from chilled
TABLE: COOKING FRESH VEGETABLES
Vegetable
Artichokes
Leaf Spinach
Cauliflower
Broccoli
Mushrooms
Chinese leaves
Peas
Fennel
Onions
Carrots
Green peppers
Jacket potatoes
Leeks
Red cabbage
Brussels sprouts
Boiled potatoes
(salted)
Celery
White cabbage
Courgettes
Quantity Setting
-g300
300
800
500
500
500
300
500
500
250
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
Power
-Level900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
Time
-Min5-7
4-5
12-15
6-8
6-8
6-8
5-7
6-8
6-8
4-5
9-11
6-8
6-8
7-9
15-17
7-9
7-9
900 W
900 W
900 W
7-9
15-17
6-8
Hints
Added water
-Tbsps/mlremove the stalk, cover
3-4 tbsp
wash, dry well, cover, stir once or twice during cooking
1 whole head, cover, divide into florets
5-6 tbsp
stir during cooking
4-5 tbsp
divide into florets, cover, stir occasionally during cooking 4-5 tbsp
whole heads, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
cut into strips, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
4-5 tbsp
cover, stir occasionally during cooking
4-5 tbsp
cut into quarters, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
4-5 tbsp
whole, cook in microwave cling film
cut into rings, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
4-5 tbsp
cut into strips, stir once or twice during cooking
4-5 tbsp
cover, stir occasionally during cooking
4-5 tbsp
cut into rings, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
4-5 tbsp
cut into strips, stir once or twice during cooking
50 ml
whole sprouts, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
50 ml
cut into large pieces of a similar size, add a little salt,
150 ml
cover, stir occasionally during cooking
dice finely, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
50 ml
cut into strips, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
50 ml
slice, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
4-5 tbsp
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TABLE: COOKING, GRILLING & BROWNING
Food
Roasts
(Pork,Veal, Lamb)
Quantity Setting Power
-g-Level500
450 W
450 W
450 W
450 W
Time
-Min5-8
6-8*
5-8
4-5
Hints
Season to taste, place on the low rack,
turn over after *
Standing time
-Min10
1000
450 W
450 W
450 W
450 W
16-18
5-7*
14-16
4-6
10
1500
450 W
450 W
450 W
450 W
26-28
5-8*
26-28
4-5
10
1000
630 W
630 W
630 W
5-8
8-10*
3-5
1500
630 W
630 W
630 W
12-15
12-15*
4-6
10
Cooked mince
1000
630 W
630 W
20-23
6-9
Prepare mince (half pork/half beef), place in an oven proof 10
dish and cook on the low rack
Chicken
1200
900 W
630 W
900 W
630 W
9-11
5-7*
9-11
3-5
Season to taste, place breast side down on the low rack,
turn over after *
3
Chicken legs
200
450 W
6-7*
4-6
Season to taste, place skin side down on the high rack,
turn over after *
3
Trout
250
90 W
90 W
7-9*
4-5
Wash, sprinkle with lemon juice, salt the fish inside and out, 2
place on the high rack, turn over after *
Roast beef (medium)
Season to taste, place fatty side down on the low rack
tun over after *
10
TABLE: GRILLING & BROWNING OF MEAT, GRATIN & WELSH RAREBIT
Food
Rump steaks
2 pieces, medium
Quantity Setting Power
-g-Level400
Time
-Min11-12*
6-8
Hints
Place on the high rack, turn over after *,
season after grilling
Fillet steaks,
2 pieces, medium
200
11-12*
6-8
Place on the high rack, turn over after *,
season after grilling
Lamb cutletts
2 pieces, pink
300
13-14*
9-10
Place on the high rack, turn over after *,
season after grilling
Grilled sausages
5 pieces
400
9-11*
6-7
Place on the high rack, turn over after *
8-13
Place gratin dish on the low rack.
The grilling time depends on the type of cheese used
1/2
5-6
1/2-1
5-6
Toast the bread and spread it with butter;
top with a slice of cooked ham, a slice of pineapple and
a slice of cheese. Prick the centre and place on the high rack
Browning of gratin dishes
Welsh rarebit
28
1 piece
450 W
4 pieces
4
450 W
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Cooking charts
TABLE: COOKING OF FROZEN SNACKS
Frozen snack
Potato chips
Quantity Setting Power
-g-Level250
630 W
Pizza
300
Time
-Min3-4
8-10
450 W
450 W
450 W
450 W
400
4-6
4-6
6-7
5-7
Hints
Place in a shallow gratin dish and put on the high rack.
After approx. 5-6 Min. of grill time turn over.
(Thin potato chips need a shorter grill time).
Place on the low rack
Onion quiche
300
450 W
8-10
Place on the low rack
Filled baguettes
250
450 W
8-10
Place on the high rack
TABLE: DEFROSTING
Food
Quantity Power
Time
-g-Setting- -MinGoulash
500
270 W
8-9
Ham or sausage in pieces
200
270 W
2-3
Cold cuts
200
270 W
2-4
Sausages, 8 pieces
600
270 W
6-8
4 pieces
300
270 W
3-5
Chicken
1200
270 W
18-20
1000
270 W
13-15
Chicken breast
Whole Fish
Fish fillet
Crab
1000
200
450
800
400
300
270 W
270 W
270 W
270 W
270 W
270 W
13-15
3-4
7-9
12-13
5-7
6-8
Bread rolls, 2 pieces
White bread, whole
Mixed flour bread, whole
Cake, 1 piece
Fruit cake,1 Stück
Butter
Cream
80
500
1000
150
150
250
200
270 W
270 W
270 W
270 W
270 W
270 W
270 W
1-11/2
3-5
8-10
1-3
2-3
1-3
2+2
Cheese slices
Fruit e.g. strawberries
raspberries, cherries, plums
200
250
270 W
270 W
1-2
3-5
Chicken legs
Hints
Standing time
-Min10-15
5
5
5-10
5-10
30-90
stir halfway through defrosting time
only begin to defrost
remove the outside slices after each minute
place next to each other, turn over halfway
through defrosting time
place on an upturned plate, turn over halfway
through defrosting time
place on an upturned plate, turn over halfway
30-90
through defrosting time
turn over halfway through defrosting time
30-90
turn over halfway through defrosting time
10-15
turn over halfway through defrosting time
30-90
turn over halfway through defrosting time
10-15
turn over halfway through defrosting time
5-10
turn over halfway through defrosting time
30
and take off defrosted parts
only begin to defrost
turn over halfway through defrosting time (centre still frozen)
30
turn over halfway through defrosting time (centre still frozen)
30
place on a plate
5
place on a plate
10
only begin to defrost
5
remove lid; after 2 Min defrosting put in
5-10
a dish and allow to finish defrosting
only begin to defrost
10
place next to each other, spread out evenly
5
turn over halfway through defrosting time
To defrost cutlets, steaks, minced meat, bread and cake use the Automatic programmes Ad-1 to Ad-4.
TABLE: DEFROSTING AND COOKING
Food
Fish fillet
Trout, 1 fish
Platter
Leaf spinach
Broccoli
Peas
Kohlrabi
Mixed vegetables
Brussels sprouts
Red cabbage
Quantity Power
-g-Setting300
900 W
250
900 W
400
900 W
300
900 W
300
900 W
300
900 W
300
900 W
500
900 W
300
900 W
450
900 W
Time Added water
-Min-tbsps9-11
6-8
8-10
7-10
6-8
3-5
6-8
3-5
7-8
3-5
9-11
3-5
6-8
3-5
10-12
3-5
Hints
cover
cover
cover, stir after 6 minutes
cover, stir once or twice during cooking
cover, stir halfway through cooking time
cover, stir halfway through cooking time
cover, stir halfway through cooking time
cover, stir halfway through cooking time
cover, stir halfway through cooking time
cover, stir halfway through cooking time
Standing time
-Min1-2
1-2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
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ADAPTING RECIPES FOR THE
MICROWAVE OVEN
FOR COMBINED OPERATION
If you would like to adapt your favourite recipes for the
microwave, you should take note of the following:
Shorten cooking times by a third to a half. Follow the
example of the recipes in this book. Foods which have a
high moisture content such as meat, fish, poultry,
vegetables, fruit, stews and soups can be prepared in
your microwave without any difficulty.
Foods which have little moisture, such as platters of
food, should have the surface moistened prior to
heating or cooking.
The amount of liquid to be added to raw foods, which
are to be braised, should be reduced to about two
thirds of the quantity in the originall recipe. If
necessary, add more liquid during cooking.
The amount of fat to be added can be reduced
considerably. A small amount of butter, margarine or oil
is sufficient to flavour food. For this reason your
microwave is excellent for preparing low-fat foods as
part of a diet.
In general the same rules apply as for microwave
operation. The following additional tips should be
borne in mind:
1. The microwave power setting must match the type
of food and the cooking time. Consult the recipes in
this book.
2. When preparing food in microwave-grill
combination mode remember that microwave times
are longer for large, bulky food, such as roast pork,
than for small flat food. As far as grilling is
concerned the situation is quite the opposite. The
nearer the food is to the grill, the quicker it browns.
This means that when you cook large pieces of
meat, for example, in combination mode, the
grilling time needs to be shorter than for smaller
pieces of meat.
3. Use the high rack for normal grilling to get quick
and even browning (exceptions are large, bulky
foods and puddings, which are also grilled on the
bottom rack).
HOW TO USE THE RECIPES
• All the recipes in this book are calculated on the
basis of 4 servings - unless otherwise stated.
• Recommendations relating to suitable utensils and
the total cooking times are given at the beginning
of every recipe.
• As a rule the quantities shown are assumed to be
wholly consumable, unless specifically indicated
otherwise.
• When eggs are given in the recipes they are assumed
to have weight of approx. 55 g (medium).
ABBREVIATIONS USED
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Cup = cupful
kg = kilogram
g = gram
30
l = litre
ml = millilitre
cm = centimetre
DFC = dry fat content
DF = deep frozen
min = minutes
sec = seconds
dm = diameter
app. = approximate
sach. = sachet
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Soups & starters
France
Onion soup
Total cooking time: approx. 14 - 17 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 litre capacity)
4 soup bowls (200 ml)
Ingredients
1 tbsp butter or margarine
2
onions (100 g), sliced
800 ml meat stock
salt & pepper
2
slices of bread for toasting
4 tbsp grated cheese (40 g)
Sweden
Crab soup
Total cooking time: approx. 11-15 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 litre capacity)
Ingredients
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
50 g
carrots, sliced
3 tbsp butter or margarine (30 g)
500 ml meat stock
100 ml white wine & 100 ml Madeira wine
200 g
tinned crab meat
1/2
bay leaf
3
white peppercorns
thyme
3 tbsp flour (30 g)
100 ml cream
Switzerland
Barley soup
Total cooking time: approx. 27-34 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 litre capacity)
Ingredients
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
1-2
carrots (130 g), sliced
15 g
celery, diced
1
leek (130 g), cut in rings
3
white cabbage leaves (100 g), shredded
200 g
veal bones
50 g
streaky bacon, shredded
pepper
50 g
barleycorns
700 ml meat stock
4
frankfurters
1. Place the butter cut up into pieces in the bowl. Add the
sliced onion, the meat stock and the seasoning. Cover
and microwave..
9-11 min.
900 W
2. Toast the slices of bread, cut them into cubes and
divide them among the soup bowls. Pour the soup over
the toast cubes and sprinkle on the cheese.
3. Place the bowls on the turntable, use the top grill and
brown the cheese topping.
6-7 min.
1. Place the vegetables with 2 tbsp of the fat in the bowl.
Cover and microwave.
2-3 min.
900 W
2. Add the meat stock, wine and Madeira together with
the crab meat and the seasoning to the vegetables.
Cover and microwave.
7-9 min.
450 W
3. Remove the bay leaf and the peppercorns from the
soup. Blend the flour with a little cold water and add
to the soup. Add the cream, stir it in and reheat.
2-3 min.
900 W
4. Stir the soup and leave it to stand for about 5 minutes.
Add the butter shortly before serving.
1. Put the butter and the onion in the bowl. Cover and
cook.
approx. 1-2 min.
900 W
2. Put the vegetables in the bowl. Add the bones, streaky
bacon and barley and top up with meat stock. Season
with salt. Cover and microwave.
1. 9-11 min.
900 W
2. 17-21 min.
450 W
3. Cut up the sausages in small pieces and heat them in
the bowl for the last 5 minutes.
4. Let the soup stand for about 5 minutes after cooking.
Remove the bones from the soup shortly before
serving.
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Spain
Mushrooms with rosemary
Total cooking time: approx. 10-17 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (1 litre capacity)
Shallow round dish with lid
(approx. 22 cm diameter)
Ingredients
8
large mushrooms (approx. 225 g), whole
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
50 g
bacon, finely diced
black pepper, ground
fresh rosemary, bruised
125 ml dry white wine
125 ml cream
2 tbsp flour (20 g)
Spain
Stuffed ham
Total cooking time: approx. 13-18 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 litre capacity)
Shallow oval gratin dish
(approx. 26 cm long)
Ingredients
150 g
fresh spinach, stalks removed
150 g
quark, 6 % fat
50 g
grated Emmental cheese
pepper
paprika, mild
6
slices cooked ham (300 g)
125 ml water
125 ml cream
2 tbsp flour (20 g)
2 tbsp Butter or Margarine (20 g)
1 tsp
Butter or Margarineto grease the dish
Tip: You can also use ready-made béchamel
sauce for this recipe
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1. Remove the stalks from the mushrooms and chop the
stalks into small pieces.
2. Spread the butter on the bottom of the dish. Add the
onions, the diced bacon and the mushroom stalks.
Season with pepper and rosemary, cover and cook.
3-5 min.
900 W
Leave to cool.
3. Heat 100 ml of the wine and cream in the other dish
with its lid on.
1-3 min.
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4. Mix the remaining wine with the flour, stir into the hot
liquid and cook with the lid on. Stir once during
cooking.
approx. 1 min.
900 W
5. Fill the mushrooms with the bacon mixture, place in
the sauce and cook on the high rack.
6-8 min.
270 W
Allow the mushrooms to stand for approximately 2
minutes once cooked.
1. Cut the spinach finely, mix with the quark and the
cheese and season to taste.
2. Place a tablespoon of the filling on each slice of the
cooked ham and roll up. Secure the ham with a
wooden toothpick.
3. Make a béchamel sauce. To do this, pour the liquid into
the dish, cover and heat.
2-4 min.
900 W
Rub the butter into the flour, add to the liquid and
beat with a balloon whisk, until it is smooth. Cover,
bring to the boil until thickened.
1-2 min.
900 W
Stir and taste.
4. Pour the sauce into the greased dish, place the ham
rolls in the dish and cook on the turntable
10-12 min.
630 W
Allow the ham rolls to stand for approximately 5
minutes after cooking.
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Meat, fish & poultry
Greece
Aubergines stuffed with minced meat
Total cooking time: approx. 17-22 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (1 litre size)
Shallow oval gratin dish with lid
(approx. 30 cm long)
Ingredients
2
aubergines, less stalks (app. 250 g)
3
tomatoes (app. 200 g)
1 tbsp olive oil to grease the dish
2
onions (100 g), chopped
4
mild green chillies
200 g
mince (beef or lamb)
2
garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
salt & pepper
pink paprika
60 g
Feta cheese, diced
Tip: You can substitute courgettes for the aubergines.
Germany
Almond trout
Total cooking time: approx. 16-19 minutes
Utensils: Shallow oval gratin dish
(ca. 32 cm lang)
Ingredients
4
trout (200 g), trimmed
juice of one lemon
salt
30 g
butter or margarine
5 tbsp flour (50 g)
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease the dish
50 g
almond flakes
1. Cut the aubergines in half lengthways. Scoop out the
flesh with a teaspoon to leave a shell about 1 cm thick.
Sprinkle the aubergines with salt and dice the
scooped-out flesh.
2. Remove the skin from two of the tomatoes and chop
them up, having first cut out the stalks.
3. Grease the bottom of the bowl with the olive oil. Add
the onions. Cover and cook.
approx. 2 min.
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4. Remove the stalks and seeds from the chillies and cut
them into rings. Retain a third for the garnish. Mix the
minced meat with the diced aubergines, onions and
tomatoes, the chilli rings, the crushed garlic clove and
the parsley. Season to taste.
5. Dry the aubergine halves. Fill with half of the mince
mixture, spread the sheep's cheese on top, and then
add the rest of the filling.
6. Arrange the aubergine halves in the greased ovenproof
dish, place the dish on the low rack and cook.
11-13 min.
630 W
Garnish the aubergine halves with the chilli rings and
slices of tomato and continue cooking.
4-7 min.
630 W
Allow the aubergines to stand for about 2 minutes
after cooking.
1. Wash and dry the trout and sprinkle with lemon juice.
Apply salt to the interior and exterior of the fish and
leave to stand for 15 minutes.
2. Melt the butter.
1 min.
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3. Dry the fish, spread on the butter and roll in the flour.
4. Grease the dish. Put the trout in the dish and cook on
the low rack. Two thirds through the cooking period
turn the trout and scatter the almonds over them.
15-18 min.
450 W
Allow the almond trout to stand for 2 minutes after
cooking.
Tip: Suitable accompanying dishes are parsley potatoes
and a green salad.
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Netherlands
Meatloaf
Total cooking time: approx. 20-23 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
500 g
minced meat (half pork, half beef)
3
onions (150 g), finely chopped
1
egg
50 g
breadcrumbs
salt & pepper
350 ml meat stock
70 g
tomato puree
2
potatoes (200 g), diced
2
carrots (200 g), diced
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
Austria
Stuffed Roast Chicken
2 portions
Total cooking time: approx. 36-40 minutes
Utensils: Bowl (2 Iitre capacity)
String
Ingredients
1
chicken (1000 g)
salt
rosemary & majoram, bruised
1
stale bread (roll, 40 g)
1
bunch parsley, finely chopped (10 g)
1 pinch nutmeg
5 tbsp butter or margarine (50 g)
1
egg yolk
1 tbsp sweet paprika
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease the dish
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1. Knead the minced meat, onion cubes, egg and
breadcrumbs into a dough and season with salt and
pepper. Place the meat loaf in the dish.
2. Mix the meat stock with the tomato puree.
3. Arrange the potatoes and carrots around the meat loaf
together with the liquid. Cover and microwave. Turn
once during cooking.
20-23 min.
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Give the contents of the dish a final adjustment and
leave to stand for about 5 minutes.
Serve sprinkled with parsley.
1. Wash the chicken, dry it and season it internally with
salt, rosemary and marjoram.
2. For the filling soak the bread roll in cold water for
about 10 minutes and then squeeze the water out. Mix
with salt, parsley, nutmeg, butter (20 g) and egg yolk
and stuff the chicken with the mixture. Tie up the
opening with string.
3. Heat the butter (30 g).
ca. 1 min.
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Stir the paprika and salt into the butter and spread
over the chicken.
4. Place chicken in the greased dish and cook.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
35-39 min.
630 W
Leave the stuffed roast chicken to stand for approx. 3
minutes after cooking.
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Meat, fish & poultry
Switzerland
Zurich veal stew
Total cooking time: approx. 9-14 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
600 g
veal fillet
1 tbsp butter or margarine
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
100 ml white wine
gravy thickener to make approx. 1/2 litre
300 ml cream
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
Italy
Veal cutlet with mozzarella
Total cooking time: approx. 24-31 minutes
Utensils: Shallow square gratin dish with lid
(approx. 25 cm long)
Ingredients
2
mozzarella cheese (150 g)
500 g
drained, peeled tinned tomatoes
4
veal cutlets (600 g)
20 ml
olive oil
2
cloves of garlic, sliced
pepper, freshly milled
2 tbsp capers (20 g)
oregano, salt
Germany
Grill skewers
(This recipe makes approx. 800 g)
Total cooking time: approx. 17-18 minutes
Utensils: High rack
4 wooden skewers (approx. 25 cm lang)
Ingredients
400 g
escalope of pork
100 g
smoked belly of pork
2
onions (100 g), quartered
4
tomatoes (250 g), quartered
1/2
green pepper (100 g), in eight pieces
2 tbsp oil
4 tsp
sweet paprika
salt
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
worcester sauce
1. Slice the meat into finger-thick strips.
2. Smear the butter evenly around the dish. Add the
onion and the meat to the dish, cover and cook. Stir
once during cooking.
6-9 min.
900 W
3. Add the white wine, the gravy powder and the cream,
stir, cover and continue to cook. Stir once during
cooking.
3-5 min.
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4. Taste the stew, stir again and allow to stand for 5
minutes. Serve with parsley garnish.
1. Cut the mozzarella into slices. Puree the tomatoes with
the puree attachment of a hand mixer.
2. Wash the cutlets, dry them and beat them flat.
Distribute the oil and the garlic slices over the bottom
of the oven-proof dish. Add the cutlets and pour over
the tomato puree. Sprinkle with pepper, capers and
oregano, cover and cook on the low rack
15-19 min.
630 W
Turn the meat slices.
3. Place a few slices of mozzarella on each piece of meat,
add salt and cook uncovered on the high rack.
9-12 min.
630 W
After cooking allow to stand for about 5 minutes.
Tip: Spaghetti and a fresh salad can be served with this
dish.
1. Cut the escalope of pork and the pork belly into 2-3
cm cubes.
2. Thread meat and vegetables alternately on four
wooden skewers.
3. Combine the oil with the spices and brush over the grill
skewers. Place the grill skewers on the high rack and
cook.
AUTO COOK
PLUS GRILL 2
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Meat, fish & poultry
France
Fillet of sole
2 portions
Total cooking time: approx. 11-13 minutes
Utensils: Shallow oval gratin dish with lid
(approx. 26 cm long)
Ingredients
400 g
fillet of sole
1
lemon, untreated
2
tomatoes (150 g)
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease the dish
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
salt & pepper
4 tbsp white wine (30 ml)
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
Italy
Quails in cheese & herb sauce
Total cooking time: approx. 27-33 minutes
Utensils: Kitchen twine
Flat round gratin dish
(diameter approx. 22 cm)
Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
4
quails (600 g)
salt & pepper
200 g
streaky bacon, thinly sliced
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease the dish
1 tbsp fresh parsley
rosemary & basil, finely chopped
150 ml port
250 ml meat stock
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
2 tbsp flour (20 g)
50 g
grated Emmental cheese
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1. Wash the fish and pat dry. Remove any bones.
2. Slice the lemon and the tomatoes finely.
3. Grease the gratin dish with butter. Place the fish in it
and drizzle with vegetable oil.
4. Sprinkle the fish with parsley, lay the slices of tomato
on top and season. Lay the slices of lemon on top of
the tomato and pour the white wine over this.
5. Dot the lemon with butter, cover and cook.
11-13 min.
630 W
Leave the fish fillets to stand for 2 minutes after
cooking.
Tip: You can also use rosefish, halibut, mullet, plaice or
cod in this recipe.
1. Wash the quails and carefully dab them dry. Season
with salt and pepper inside and out, wrap bacon
around each bird, and tie up tightly with the twine.
2. Grease the dish, place the quails in the dish and cook.
Turn over once halfway through.
10-12 min.
900 W
3. Chop the herbs very fine, sprinkle over the quails, and
pour the port over the top. Continue to cook the
quails.
13-15 min.
630 W
Take the quails out of the roasting sauce.
4. To make the sauce, heat the meat stock in the covered
bowl.
2-3 min.
900 W
Blend the butter with the flour, stir into the liquid,
allow to boil, and cook. Stir once halfway through.
1-2 min.
900 W
5. Stir the cheese into the sauce. Add the cheese sauce to
the sauce, stir everything together well, and reheat.
approx. 1 min.
900 W
6. Pour the sauce over the quails and serve.
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Switzerland
Fish fillet with cheese sauce
Total cooking time: approx. 21-25 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (1 litre capacity)
Shallow oval gratin dish
(approx. 25 cm long)
Ingredients
4
fish fillets (approx. 800 g)
(e.g. perch, flounder or cod)
2 tbsp lemon juice
salt
1 tbsp butter or margarine
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
2 tbsp flour (20 g)
100 ml white wine
1 tsp
vegetable to grease the dish
100 g
grated Emmental cheese
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1. Wash the fish, pat dry and sprinkle with lemon juice.
Leave to stand for 15 minutes, pat dry again and rub
with salt.
2. Smear the butter on the bottom of the dish. Add the
diced onion, cover with the lid and steam.
1-2 min.
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3. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir.
Add the white wine and mix.
4. Grease the gratin dish and place the fish in it. Pour the
sauce over the fish and sprinkle with cheese. Place on
the low rack and cook.
1. 7-8 min.
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2. 14-16 min.
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Allow fish to stand for approximately 2 minutes after
cooking. Serve with a garnish of chopped parsley.
Vegetables, noodles, rice & pasta
Germany
Courgette and noodle gratin
Total cooking time: approx. 37-44 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 l Inhalt)
Gratin dish (approx. 26 cm long)
Ingredients
500 ml water
1/2 tsp
oil
80 g
macaroni
400 g
tinned chopped tomatoes
3
onion (150 g), finely chopped
basil, thyme, salt & pepper
1 tbsp oil to grease the dish
450 g
courgettes, sliced
150 g
sour cream
2
eggs
100 g
grated Cheddar cheese
1. Put the water, oil and salt in the bowl, cover and bring
to the boil.
3-4 min.
900 W
2. Break the macaroni into pieces and add them to the
dish. Stir and allow to soak.
9 -11 min.
270 W
Drain the pasta and allow to cool.
3. Mix the tomatoes with the onions and season well.
Add the macaroni and pour over the tomato sauce.
Divide the courgette slices on top.
4. Beat the sour cream and the eggs and pour over the
dish. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Place on the
low rack and cook.
1. 18-21 min.
900 W
and then
2. 7-8 min.
630 W
Allow the gratin to stand for about 5-10 minutes after
cooking.
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Austria
Bread dumplings
5 portions
Total cooking time: approx. 8-11 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (1 Iitre capacity)
5 cups or pudding moulds
Ingredients
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
500 ml milk
200 g
dried bread cubes
(from approx. 5 bread rolls)
3
eggs
Italy
Lasagne al forno
Total cooking time: approx. 18-25 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Shallow, square gratin dish with lid
(approx. 20 x 20 x 6 cm)
Ingredients
300 g
canned tomatoes
50 g
ham, finely cubed
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
1
clove of garlic, crushed
250 g
minced meat (beef)
2 tbsp mashed tomato (30 g)
salt & pepper
oregano, thyme & basil
150 ml cream (crème fraîche)
100 ml milk
50 g
grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp
mixed chopped herbs
1 tsp
olive oil
salt & pepper
nutmeg
1 tsp
vegetable to grease the dish
125 g
green flat pasta
1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp butter or margarine
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1. Cut the bread rolls into small cubes and soak in the
milk.
2. Divide the fat on the bottom of the bowl and add the
chopped onion. Cover and cook.
1-2 min.
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3. Add the onion to the bread cubes. Beat the eggs, add
them and mix well to form a workable paste. If
necessary add a little milk.
4. Divide the paste equally into 5 cups or pudding
moulds, cover with microwave cling film, arrange on
the edge of the turntable and cook.
6-8 min.
900 W
Allow the dumplings to stand for about 2 minutes
after cooking. Turn the dumplings into a plate before
serving.
1. Cut the tomatoes into slices, mix with the ham, onion
cubes, garlic, minced meat and mashed tomato.
Season and cook with the lid on.
5-8 min.
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2. Mix the cream with the milk, Parmesan cheese, herbs,
oil and spices.
3. Grease the soufflé mould and cover the bottom of the
mould with about 1/3 of the pasta. Put half of the
minced meat mixture on the pasta and pour on some
sauce. Put an additional 1/3 of the pasta on top
followed by another layer of the minced meat mixture
and some sauce, finishing with the remaining pasta on
top. Finally, cover the pasta with lots of sauce and
sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Place butter flakes on
top and cook with the lid on.
13-17 min.
630 W
After cooking, let the lasagne stand for approximately
5-10 minutes.
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Vegetables, noodles, rice & pasta
Italien
Tagliatelle with cream & basil sauce
2 portions
Total cooking time: approx. 16-22 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Round soufflé dish (approx. 20 cm diam.)
Ingredients
1I
water
1 tsp
salt
200 g
tagliatelle
1
clove of garlic
15-20 basil leaves
200 g
cream (crème fraîche)
30 g
grated Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper
Switzerland
Kohlrabi in dill sauce
2 Portions
Total cooking time: approx. 101/2-131/2 minutes
Utensils: 2 bowls with lids (1 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
400 g
Kohlrabi, sliced (approx. 2 pieces)
4-5 tbsp water
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
150 ml cream (crème fraîche)
salt, pepper, nutmeg & ground paprika
lemon juice
1
bunch dill, finely chopped
1. Place the water and the salt into the bowl, cover and
bring to the boil.
9-11 min.
900 W
2. Add the pasta, bring to the boil again, and then
simmer.
1. 1-2 min.
900 W
2. 6-9 min.
270 W
3. Meanwhile rub the garlic cloves over the soufflé dish.
Chop the basil leaves. Keep some aside for garnishing.
4. Drain the pasta well. Stir in the crème fraîche and
sprinkle the basil over the pasta.
5. Add the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, place into a
soufflé dish and stir. Garnish the dish with basil and
serve hot.
1. Place the kohlrabi and water in the dish, cover and
cook. Stir once halfway through.
9-12 min.
900 W
Pour off the liquid
2. Spread the butter in the bowl. Add the cream and heat
uncovered. Do not allow to boil!
approx. 11/2 min.
900 W
3. Add salt, seasonings and lemon juice as desired. Fold in
the dill and pour the sauce over the kohlrabi. Allow the
kohlrabi to stand for approx. 2 minutes after cooking.
Tip: Black salsify can be used instead of kohlrabi.
Greece
Potato-garlic paté
Total cooking time: approx. 8-10 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (1 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
400 g
boiled potatoes (with skins)
2-3 tbsp water
2-3
garlic cloves
6 tbsp olive oil
6 tbsp meat stock
salt
juice of one lemon
1
mild chilli pepper
1. Place the potatoes and water in the dish. Cover and
cook. Stir once halfway through.
8-10 min.
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2. Peel the potatoes and press through a potato press or
a fine sieve.
3. Crush the garlic cloves with the garlic press and add to
the potatoes.
4. Add olive oil, meat stock, salt and lemon juice with the
potatoes to taste, and stir until a smooth mixture is
formed. Add more oil or stock as required.
5. Decorate the paté with chilli pepper rings and serve.
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Switzerland
Tessiner risotto
Total cooking time: approx. 20-25 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
50 g
streaky bacon
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
200 g
pudding rice (Arboris)
400 ml meat stock
70 g
Sbrinz cheese, grated, (use grated
Emmental cheese as a substitute)
1 pinch saffron
salt & pepper
1. Cut the bacon into cubes. Spread the butter over the
base of the bowl. Place the onions and bacon cubes,
cover, and braise.
2-3 min.
900 W
2. Add the rice, fill with the meat stock, bring to the boil,
and then simmer.
1. 3-5 min.
900 W and then
2. 15-17 min.
270 W
Allow the rice to stand for about 3-5 minutes after
cooking.
3. Mix the cheese with the saffron and season to taste.
Tip: Braised chanterelle mushrooms, or button
mushrooms and a mixed salad go very well with this
dish.
Drinks, desserts & cakes
Spain
White peach mounds
makes approx. 8 pieces
Total cooking time: approx. 3-5 minutes
Utensils: Shallow, round glass dish
(approx. 24 cm diameter)
Ingredients
470 g
tinned peach halves, drained
2
egg whites
70 g
sugar
75 g
ground almonds
2
egg yolks
2 tbsp cognac
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease dish
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1. Dry off the peach halves.
2. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Then trickle in a little
sugar (35 g).
3. Mix together the almonds, the remaining sugar (35 g),
the egg yolks and the cognac.
4. Fill each peach half with the mixture. Pipe the beaten
egg whites over the filling.
5. Grease the dish. Place the peaches in the glass dish
and grill on the low rack.
3-5 min.
630 W
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Drinks, desserts & cakes
Germany
Semolina pudding with raspberry sauce
Total cooking time: approx. 15-20 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
500 ml milk
40 g
sugar
15 g
chopped almonds
50 g
semolina
1
egg yolk
1 tbsp water
1
egg white
250 g
raspberries
50 ml
water
40 g
sugar
France
Pears in chocolate sauce
Total cooking time: approx. 8-13 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Bowl with lid (1 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
4
pears (600 g)
60 g
sugar
1 pack vanilla sugar (10 g)
1 tbsp pear liqueur, 30 % proof
150 ml water
130 g
plain chocolate pieces
100 g
cream (crème fraîche)
Austria
Chocolate with cream
1 portion
Total cooking time: approx. 1 minute
Utensils: Large cup (200 ml capacity)
Ingredients
150 ml milk
30 g
plain chocolate, grated
30 ml
cream
chocolate vermicelli
1. Put the milk, sugar and almonds into the bowl, cover
and heat.
3-5 min.
900 W
2. Add the semolina and stir. Cover and microwave. Stir
once during cooking.
10-12 min.
270 W
3. Mix the egg yolk with the water in a cup and fold into
the hot semolina. Beat the egg white until stiff and
lightly fold it in. Transfer the pudding to small bowls.
4. For the sauce wash the raspberries, dry carefully and
put into a bowl with water and sugar.
Cover and heat.
2-3 min.
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5. Puree the raspberries and serve either hot or cold with
the semolina pudding.
1. Peel the pears, keeping them whole.
2. Put sugar, vanilla sugar, liqueur and water into the
bowl. Stir and heat.
1-2 min.
900 W
3. Place the pears in the juice, cover and cook.
5-8 min.
900 W
Take the pears out of the juice and allow to cool.
4. Put 50 ml of the juice in the small bowl, add the cream
and chocolate. Cover and heat.
2-3 min.
900 W
5. Stir the sauce well and pour over the pears to serve.
Tip: You could also serve this with vanilla ice cream.
1. Pour the milk into the cup. Add the chocolate, stir and
heat. Stir occasionally.
approx. 1 min.
900 W
2. Whip the cream until stiff and spoon this on top of the
chocolate. Serve garnished with chocolate vermicelli.
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Sweden
Pistachio rice with strawberries
Total cooking time: approx. 27-31 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
125 g
long grain rice
150 ml milk
175 ml water
1
vanilla pod
1 pinch salt
50 g
sugar
250 g
strawberries
40 g
sugar
40 ml
Cointreau (Orange liqueur, 40 % proof)
200 ml cream
1
egg white
50 g
pistachio
Netherlands
Fiery drink
for 30 servings
Total cooking time: approx. 8-10 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
500 ml white wine
500 ml dry red wine
500 ml rum, 54 % proof
1
whole orange
3
cinnamon sticks
75 g
sugar
10 tsp rock candy
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1. Put the rice and the liquid in the bowl. Slit open the
vanilla pod and add it to the rice with the salt and
sugar. Cover and microwave. Stir once during cooking.
1. 3-5 min.
900 W
2. 24-26 min.
270 W
Leave the rice to stand for 5 minutes after cooking.
2. Cut the strawberries in half and mix with sugar and
the orange liqueur.
3. Remove the vanilla pod from the rice and cool the rice
by stirring it in a bain-marie. Beat the cream and the
egg white separately until stiff. Fold first the
pistachios, then the cream and finally the egg white
into the cold rice.
4. Put the rice in a large bowl, make a depression in the
rice and fill it with strawberries.
1. Pour the alcohol into the bowl. Peel the orange so that
the peel is thin and put this in the alcohol together
with the cinnamon and sugar.
Cover and heat.
8-10 min.
900 W
2. Remove the peel and cinnamon. Put one teaspoon of
the rock candy into each grog glass, top up with the
fiery drink and serve.
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Drinks, desserts & cakes
Denmark
Berry jelly with vanilla sauce
Total cooking time: approx. 8-12 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
150 g
redcurrants, washed and sorted
150 g
strawberries, washed and sorted
150 g
raspberries, washed and sorted
250 ml white wine
100 g
sugar
50 ml
lemon juice
8
gelatine sheets
300 ml milk
flavouring from 1/2 vanilla pod
30 g
sugar
15 g
cornflour
1. Reserve some of the fruit for decoration. Puree the rest
of the berries with the wine. Put into the bowl and
cook cover.
5-7 min.
900 W
Add sugar and lemon juice.
2. Leave gelatine in cold water for 10 minutes to soften.
Remove and squeeze out water. Stir gelatine into the
hot fruit until it dissolves. Put the jelly into the fridge
to set.
3. To make the vanilla sauce, put the milk in a bowl. Slice
the vanilla pod open and scrape out the vanilla
flavouring. Stir the flavouring, sugar and cornflour
into the milk and cover before cooking. Stir
occasionally during cooking and to finish.
3-5 min.
900 W
4. Tip the set jelly onto a plate and garnish with the
whole berries. Serve with the vanilla sauce.
Tip: You can also use frozen fruit once it is defrosted.
Germany
Cheesecake
12 portions
Total cooking time: approx. 21-27 minutes
Utensils: Round baking tin (approx. 26 cm diam.)
Ingredients
300 g
flour
1 tbsp cocoa
3 tsp
baking powder (9 g)
150 g
sugar
1
egg
150 g
butter or margarine
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease the dish
100 g
butter or margarine
100 g
sugar
1 pack vanilla sugar (10 g)
3
eggs
400 g
fromage frais, 20 % fat content
1 pack powdered vanilla pudding mix (40 g)
1. Mix the flour and cocoa with the baking flour. Add the
sugar, egg and butter and use the kneading hook on
the hand-held blender to knead.
2. Grease the tin, roll out 2/3 of the dough and place it in
the tin. Lift the edges 2 cm to form a rim. Pre-bake the
pastry.
6-8 min.
630 W
3. For the filling, whisk the butter until light and fluffy,
add the sugar and eggs one at a time. Finally add the
fromage frais and the powdered vanilla pudding mix.
4. Spread the filling over the pre-baked dough and add
the remaining crumbling dough on the cake and bake.
15-19 min.
630 W
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Drinks, desserts & cakes
Great Britain
Chocolate cake with ice-cream
12 portions
Total cooking time: approx. 15-21 minutes
Utensils: Baking tin (approx. 21 cm diameter,
10 cm high)
2 bowls with lids (1 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
175 g
butter or margarine
175 g
sugar
3
eggs
175 g
flour
1 tsp
baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa (20 g)
50 ml
milk
500 ml vanilla ice-cream
65 g
frozen raspberries
250 g
dark chocolate coating
Variations:
a) Cherry cake: Replace the cocoa with 1 tbsp of vanilla
flavour and add 50 g of chopped cherries (glazed) to
the mixture. Cover with white chocolate.
b) Coffee cake: Prepare a small coffee (2 spoonfuls of
instant coffee + 2 spoonfuls of hot water and add to
mixture. Reduce the quantity of milk to one teaspoon.
Cover with brown chocolate.
c) Nut cake: Add 50 g of walnuts. Cover with nuts then
with chocolate coating.
Germany
Hot lemon
1 portion
Total cooking time: approx. 1 minute
Utensils: Tea glass (150 ml capacity)
Ingredients
100 ml water
juice of 1 lemon
2-3 tsp sugar
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1. Beat the butter until smooth and slowly add the sugar.
Gradually add the eggs and then whisk into the
mixture. Mix flour, baking powder and cocoa then put
into mixture. Add the milk and mix everything well.
2. Grease baking tin, pour in the mixture and cook.
8-10 min.
630 W
Check with a knife whether the dough is ready.
3. Leave the cake to cool in the baking tin for 10 minutes,
then remove it. Leave it to cool down completely.
4. Cut horizontally 2 cm of the top part of the cake and
leave to one side. Turn the cake over, cut vertically 1
cm at the edges and lift out the inner part with a
spoon.
5. Put the ice-cream into a bowl and defrost.
approx. 1 min.
270 W
Fill the cake with ice-cream. Add the raspberries to the
ice-cream. Place the base and turn the cake upside
down.
6. Put the coating in the second bowl and melt.
3 - 6 min.
450 W
Stir and cover the cake.
7. Freeze the cake and defrost before serving
3-4 min.
270 W
Tip: This cake tastes good even without a filling.
1. Pour water and lemon juice into the glass and heat.
ca. 1 min.
900 W
Stir in sugar to taste.
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Care & cleaning
CAUTION: DO NOT USE COMMERCIAL OVEN
CLEANERS, STEAM CLEANERS, ABRASIVE, HARSH
CLEANERS, ANY THAT CONTAIN SODIUM
HYDROXIDE OR SCOURING PADS ON ANY PART OF
YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN.
Oven exterior
The outside of your oven can be cleaned easily with
mild soap and water. Make sure the soap is wiped off
with a moist cloth, and dry the exterior with a soft
towel.
Control panel
Open the door before cleaning to de-activate the
control panel. Care should be taken when cleaning the
control panel. Using a cloth dampened with water only,
gently wipe the panel until it becomes clean. Avoid
using excessive amounts of water. Do not use any sort
of chemical or abrasive cleaner.
Oven Interior
1. For cleaning, wipe any splatters or spills with a soft
damp cloth or sponge after each use while the oven
is still warm. For heavier spills, use a mild soap and
wipe several times with a damp cloth until all
residues are removed. Do not remove the waveguide
cover.
2. Make sure that mild soap or water does not
penetrate the small vents in the walls which may
cause damage to the oven.
3. Do not use spray type cleaners on the oven interior.
4. Heat up your oven regularly by using the grill, refer
to note 2 on page 17. Remaining food or fat
splashed can cause smoke or a bad smell.
Turntable and turntable support
Remove the turntable and turntable support from the
oven. Wash the turntable and turntable support in mild
soapy water. Dry with a soft cloth. Both the turntable
and the turntable support are dishwasher safe.
Door
To remove all trace of dirt, regularly clean both sides of
the door, the door seals and sealing surfaces with a
soft, damp cloth.
Racks
These should be washed in a mild washing up liquid
solution and dried. The racks are dishwasher safe.
NOTE: A steam cleaner should not be used.
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What to do if...
... the microwave appliance is not working
properly ?
Check that
- the fuses in the fuse box are working,
- there has not been a power outage.
- If the fuses continue to blow, please contact
a qualified electrician.
... the microwave mode is not working ?
Check that
- the door is properly closed,
- the door seals and their surfaces are clean,
- the START-button has been pressed
... the turntable is not turning ?
Check that
- the turntable support is correctly connected
to the drive,
- the ovenware does not extend beyond the
turntable,
- food does not extend beyond the edge of
the turntable preventing it from rotating.
- there is nothing in the well beneath the
turntable.
... the microwave will not switch off ?
- Isolate the appliance from the fuse box.
- Contact an authorised AEG service agent.
... the interior light is not working ?
- Call an authorised AEG service agent. The
interior light bulb can be exchanged only by
an authorised AEG service agent.
... the food is taking longer to heat through
and cook than before ?
- Set a longer cooking time (double quantity
= nearly double time) or
- if the food is colder than usual, rotate or
turn from time to time or
- set a higher power setting.
NOTE: If you cook the food over the standard time with only the same cooking mode, the power of the oven
will lower automatically to avoid overheating. (The microwave power level will be reduced or the grill
heating element will begin to light on and off). After pausing for 90 seconds, full power can be reset.
Cooking Mode
Microwave (900 W)
Grill
Dual Grill
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Standard time
20 minutes
30 minutes
Grill - 30 minutes
Reduced power level
Microwave - 630 W
Grill - 50%
Grill - 50%
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Service & spare parts
If you wish to purchase spare parts or require an engineer, contact your local authorised service agent.
The telephone number can be obtained from the operator.
Guarantee conditions
Standard guarantee conditions
We, AEG, undertake that if within 24 months of the date of the purchase this AEG appliance or any part thereof is proved to
be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion repair or replace the same FREE OF
CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition that:
• The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electricity or gas supply stated on the rating plate.
• The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance with the manufacturer's operating
and maintenance instructions.
• The appliance has not been serviced, maintained, repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any person not authorised
by us.
• All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by an authorised AEG service agent.
Any appliance or defective part replaced shall become the Company's property.
• This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights.
• Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Visits may be available outside these hours in which case a premium will be charged.
Exclusions
This guarantee does not cover:
• Damage or calls resulting from transportation, improper use or neglect, the replacement of any light bulbs or
removable parts of glass or plastic.
• Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance which is improperly installed or calls to appliances outside your
country of residence.
• Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which are subject to rental agreements.
• Products of AEG manufacture which are not marketed by AEG.
European Guarantee
If you should move to another country within Europe then your guarantee moves with you to your new home subject to
the following qualifications:
• The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product.
• The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour and parts as exists in the new country of use
for this brand or range of products.
• This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user.
• Your new home is within the European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area.
• The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions and is only used domestically, i.e. a normal
household.
• The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new country.
Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care centre, listed below, to give them details of your new home.
They will then ensure that the local Service Organisation is aware of your move and able to look after you and your
appliances.
France
Senlis
+33 (0) 3 44 62 29 29
Germany
Nürnberg
+49 (0) 800 234 7378
Italy
Pordenone
+39 (0) 800 117511
Sweden
Stockholm
+46 (0) 8 672 5360
UK
Slough
+44 (0) 1753 219899
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Specifications
AC Line Voltage
Distribution line fuse/circuit breaker
AC Power required:
Output power:
Microwave Frequency:
Outside Dimensions:
Microwave
Grill
Micro/Grill
Microwave
Grill
MCD2660E
MCD2661E
Cavity Dimensions
Oven Capacity
Turntable
Weight
Oven lamp
: 230 V, 50 Hz, single phase
: Minimum 16 A
: 1.37 kW
: 1.00 kW
: 2.35 kW
: 900 W (IEC 60705)
: 1000 W
: 2450 MHz
: 592 mm (W) x 460 mm (H) x 437 mm (D)
: 592 mm (W) x 388 mm (H) x 437 mm (D)
: 342 mm (W) x 207 mm (H) x 368 mm (D) *
: 26 litres *
: ø 325 mm, glass
: approx. 20 kg
: 25 W/240 - 250 V
* Internal capacity is calculated by measuring maximum width, depth and height.
Actual capacity for holding food is less.
This oven complies with the requirements of Directives 89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC
as amended by 93/68/EEC.
SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AS PART OF
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Important information
Ecologically responsible disposal of packaging materials and old
appliances
Packaging materials
AEG microwave ovens require effective packaging to protect them during transportation.
Only the minimum packaging necessary is used.
Packaging materials (e.g. foil or styrofoam) can place children at risk.
Danger of suffocation. Keep packaging material away from children.
All packaging materials used are environment friendly and can be recycled. The cardboard is
made from recycled paper and the wooden parts are untreated. Plastic items are marked as
follows:
«PE» polyethylene eg packaging film
«PS» polystyrene eg packaging (CFC-free)
«PP» polypropylene eg packaging straps
By using and re-using the packaging, raw materials are saved and waste volume is reduced.
Packaging should be taken to your nearest recycling centre.
Contact your local council for information.
Disposal of old appliances
Old appliances should be made safe before disposal by removing the plug, and cutting off and
disposing of the power cable.
It should then be taken to the nearest recycling centre. Check with your local Council or
Environmental Health Office to see if there are facilities in your area for recycling the appliance.
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Installation
INSTALLING THE APPLIANCE
3. Fit the appliance into the kitchen cupboard slowly,
and without force, until the front frame of the oven
seals against the front opening of the cupboard.
4. Ensure the appliance is
stable and not leaning.
Ensure that a 5mm gap is
5 mm
kept between the cupboard
door above and the top of
the frame (see diagram).
5. Fix the oven in position with the
screws provided.
The fixing points are located on
the top and bottom corners of
the oven (see diagram, item 10,
on page 5).
6. It is important to ensure that the installation of this
product conforms to the instructions in this
operation manual and the conventional oven
manufacturer’s installation instructions.
1. Remove all packaging and check carefully for any
signs of damage.
2. If fitting the microwave oven above a conventional
oven (position A) then use the mylar sheet provided.
a. Cut the Mylar sheet to fit the internal width of
the unit.
b. Peel back the protective cover on the tape and fix
to the rear of the shelf
so that it covers
the service
gap. (See
diagram).
Mylar sheet
Inte
rnal
wid
th
ap
ice g
Serv
Conventional
oven
The microwave can be fitted in position A or B:
Chimney
Chimney
Position A
Position B
Conventional
oven
POSITION
W
NICHE SIZE
D
H
CHIMNEY
(min)
Gap Between
Cupboard & Ceiling
A
560 x 550 x 450
560 x 550 x 380
50
50
50
50
B
560 x 500 x 450
560 x 500 x 380
40
40
50
50
Measurements in (mm)
NOTE: Ensure the bottom of the oven is 85 cm or more above the floor.
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Installation
CONNECTING THE APPLIANCE TO THE POWER SUPPLY
• The electrical outlet should be readily accessible so that the unit can
be unplugged easily in an emergency.
(A)
• The socket should not be positioned behind the cupboard.
• The best position is above the cupboard, see (A).
When not connecting the power supply cord to position (A) it should be
removed from the support clip (see diagram, item 14, on page 5) and
routed under the oven.
• Connect the appliance to a single phase 230 V/50 Hz alternating current
via a correctly installed earth socket.
The socket must be fused with a ≥16 A fuse.
• The power supply cord may only be replaced by an electrician.
• Before installing, tie a piece of string to the power supply cord to facilitate connection to point (A) when the
appliance is being installed.
• When inserting the appliance into the high-sided cupboard, DO NOT crush the power supply cord.
• Do not immerse the power supply cord or plug in water or any other liquid.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
WARNING:
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
The manufacturer declines any liability should
this safety measure not be observed.
If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not
suitable for your socket outlet, you must call your local
authorised AEG service agent.
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From the Electrolux Group. The World’s No.1 choice.
The Electrolux group is the world’s largest producer of powered appliances for the kitchen, cleaning and outdoor use.
More than 55 million Electrolux Group products (such as refrigerators, cookers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners,
chain saws and lawn mowers) are sold each year to a value of approx. USD 14 billion in more than 150 countries around
the world.
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