Operating instructions | AEG MC2661E Microwave Oven User Manual

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MC2660E / MC2661E
Microwave oven
Mikrowellengerät
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Operating instructions
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Dear Customer,
Thank you for buying an AEG-Electrolux microwave oven and putting your
trust in the AEG-Electrolux brand name.
Before using your AEG-Electrolux 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 - 3
Oven & accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Before operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
What are microwaves? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Suitable ovenware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 - 8
Tips & advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 -12
Microwave power levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Microwave cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Other convenient functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 - 16
Auto cook, cook from frozen & auto defrost operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 - 18
Auto cook, cook from frozen & auto defrost charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 - 22
Recipes for auto cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 - 23
Cooking charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 - 25
Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 - 29
Care & cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
What to do if... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Service & spare parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Guarantee conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Important information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 - 34
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated as household
waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your
local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
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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 10 A distribution line fuse, or a minimum
10 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 7 - 8.
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 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 the instructions for
“Care and Cleaning” on page 30. 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-Electrolux 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.
Do not attempt to replace the oven lamp yourself or
allow anyone who is not authorised by an AEGElectrolux service agent to do so. If the oven lamp fails,
please consult your dealer or an authorised AEGElectrolux service agent.
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Important safety instructions
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-Electrolux 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 for at least 20 seconds 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.
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.
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 it
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 to prevent them
burning themselves.
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. selfheating 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.
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 dishes instructions must not be exceeded.
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.
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
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4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
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 clip
Power supply cord
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5
9
14
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ACCESSORIES:
Check to make sure the following accessories are
provided:
(15) Turntable (16) Turntable support
(17) 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 an
authorised AEG-Electrolux service agent.
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Control panel
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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
Portion
3
Microwave power level
Cooking in progress
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5
6
7
8
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3 TIMER/WEIGHT/PORTION knob
4 AUTO COOK 1 button
Press to select one of the 2 automatic programmes.
5 AUTO COOK 2 button
Press to select one of the 2 automatic programmes.
6 COOK FROM FROZEN button
Press to select one of the 3 automatic programmes.
7 AUTO DEFROST button
Press to select one of the 5 automatic programmes.
8 MICROWAVE POWER LEVEL button
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. Touch the STOP button the display will show:
x1
To set the clock, see below.
Setting the clock
There are two setting modes: 12 hour clock and 24 hour clock.
1. To set the 12 hour clock, hold the MICROWAVE POWER LEVEL button down
for 3 seconds.
will appear in the display.
2. To set the 24 hour clock, press the MICROWAVE POWER LEVEL 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 secs.
Choose the 24 hour
clock.
2. Set the hours. Rotate the
TIMER/WEIGHT/PORTION
knob until the correct hour is
displayed (23).
3. Press the MICROWAVE
POWER LEVEL button
to change from hours
to minutes.
x1
x1
4. Set the minutes. Rotate the TIMER/ 5. Press the MICROWAVE
POWER LEVEL button to
WEIGHT/PORTION knob until the
start the clock.
correct minute is displayed. (35).
Check the display.
x1
NOTE:
1. You can rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/PORTION 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
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show
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 and ceramic glass
Kitchen paper
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).
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.
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.
Porcelain
Very suitable. Ensure that the porcelain does not have a
gold or silver overlay and that it does not contain any
metal.
Plastic & paper utensils
Heat resistant plastic utensils which
are suitable for use in the
microwave can be used to thaw,
heat and cook food. Follow the
manufacturers recommendations.
Heat-resistant paper made for use in a microwave oven
is also suitable. Follow the manufacturers
recommendations.
Microwave cling film
This, or heat-resistant film, is very
suitable for covering or wrapping.
Please follow the manufacturer's
recommendations.
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.
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.
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Suitable ovenware
Metal
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
ready- cooked 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 metal parts
such as screws, bands or handles.
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.
Tips & advice
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 to then
continue cooking it for a little longer, than to have
overcooked food.
Do not cook eggs in their unbroken
shells. Pressure builds up inside the
shell and this may result in the egg
exploding. Prick the yolk before you
cook it.
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).
Starting temperature
All indicated cooking times...
Defrosting, re-heating and cooking times depend on
the temperature of the food when you start. For
example, deep-frozen and refrigerated food will need
longer than food that is at room temperature.
Standard storage temperatures of food are assumed for
re-heating and cooking times (refrigerator temperature
of 5° C, room temperature of approximately 20° C). For
defrosting food a starting temperature of
approximately -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.
are guidelines only. Cooking times may vary depending
on starting temperature, the weight and composition
(water, fat content, etc) of the food.
Before you start...
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.
Setting the cooking time
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Salt, herbs and spices
Food cooked in the microwave oven retains its taste
better than with conventional cooking methods. Use
salt sparingly and as a rule only add salt after the food
has cooked. Salt binds liquids and dries out the surface
of food. Herbs and spices can be used as normal.
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Tips & advice
Testing the food
Adding water
You can test whether food is cooked in the same way
as conventional cookery.
Vegetables and other foods containing a lot of water
can be cooked in their own juices or by adding just a
small amount of water. This will retain many vitamins
and minerals in the food.
• Using a food thermometer. After cooking or reheating all foods have a certain internal
temperature. You can use a food thermometer to
test whether the food is hot enough, or ‘done’.
• Using a fork. Test fish with a fork. If the flesh is not
transparent and comes off the bone easily, it is
done. If it is overcooked, it will be brittle and dry.
• Wooden skewer. Test cakes and bread by sticking in
a wooden skewer. If the skewer comes out clean and
dry, the food is ready.
Working out cooking times using the
food thermometer
After it has cooked, every drink or item of food has a
certain internal temperature. When it is reached the
cooking can be stopped, and the result will be good.
You can test the internal temperature with a food
thermometer. The temperature chart below gives most
of the important temperatures.
CHART: USING A FOOD THERMOMETER
TO DEFINE COOKING TIMES
Drink/food items
Heating drinks (coffee,
water, tea, etc)
Heating milk
Heating soup
Heating stews
Poultry
Lamb
Rare
Well roasted
Roast beef
Rare
Medium done
Well done
Pork, veal
Internal
temperature at
the end of
cooking time
Internal
temperature after
10-15 mins
standing time
65-75o C
60-65o C
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
Food with skin or peel
Pierce foods such as sausages, chickens, chicken legs,
potatoes in their skins, tomatoes, egg yolk, etc with a
wooden skewer. This allows the steam to escape and
the food won’t explode.
Fatty foods
Food ‘marbled’ with fat or with layers of fat cook
faster than lean meat. You should therefore cover
these parts with some aluminium foil, and place the
food fatty side downward.
Blanching vegetables
Before they are frozen vegetables should be blanched.
This is the best way of retaining the quality and
flavour.
How to blanch vegetables:
Wash and chop the vegetable, place 250g of the
vegetable in a bowl with 275ml of water, cover and
heat for 3-5 minutes.
Plunge into cold water immediately after the
blanching process to prevent further cooking, and then
allow it to drain. Pack and freeze the vegetable in
airtight containers.
Preserving fruit & vegetables
Preserving fruit and vegetables
using the microwave is a quick and
easy process. You can buy
preserving jars, seals and preserving
jar clamps specially designed for
microwave use. Precise instructions are provided by the
manufacturers of these items.
Samll & large quantities
Microwave cooking times depend directly upon the
amount of food you want to defrost, re-heat or cook,
i.e. small portions cook faster than big ones.
The rule of thumb is:
TWICE AS MUCH = ALMOST TWICE AS LONG
HALF AS MUCH = HALF AS LONG
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Tips & advice
Tall containers, flat dishes
Stirring
Both types of container have the same capacity but
cooking times are longer for tall containers than for
flat ones. Therefore it is preferable to use dishes that
are as flat as possible, with the
largest possible flat surface.
Only use tall containers for foods
that are likely to boil over, e.g.
noodles, rice, milk etc.
Round & oval dishes
Food cooks more evenly in round and oval dishes than
in rectangular ones, because the microwave energy
concentrates into the corners of rectangular dishes and
the food there may get overcooked.
Covering the food
By covering the food as it cooks
moisture is retained and cooking time
is reduced. Use a lid, microwave film,
or cover. Do not cover food that
should have a crispy surface, such as
roast meat or chicken. As a rule if
you would cover it in a conventional oven, cover it in
the microwave. If you would cook it in a conventional
oven without a cover, you can cook it without a cover
in the microwave.
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.
Arranging
Arrange individual portions (pudding moulds, cups or
baked potatoes) in a circle on the turntable. Leave
space between the portions for the microwave energy
to penetrate from all sides.
Turning
Turn medium sized portions, such as
burgers and steaks, once during
cooking, to reduce cooking time.
Large items such as roasts and
chickens must be turned because
they receive more microwave
energy on the uppermost side and could dry out if not
turned.
Standing time
One of the most important rules of microwave cooking
is standing time. Almost all foods that are defrosted,
heated or cooked in a microwave oven require standing
time. This may be fairly short or quite long. During this
time the temperature is balanced and the liquids inside
the food are evenly distributed.
Browning agents
After more than 15 minutes cooking time food
acquires a brownness, although this is not comparable
to the deep brownness and crispness obtained through
conventional cooking. In order to obtain an appetising
brown colour you can use browning agents. For the
most part they simultaneously act as seasoning agents.
In the following table you will find some suggestions
for substances you can use as browning agents and
some of the uses to which you might put them.
DISH
BROWNING AGENT
Melted butter and dried paprika
Poultry
Dried paprika
Soya sauce
Barbecue and Worcestershire sauce, Gravy
Rendered down bacon fat or dried onions
Oven baked dishes - Cheese toasties
Meat and poultry
Roasts, Rissoles, Small roasted items
Oven baked dishes, toasted items,
soups, stews
Cakes and desserts
Cocoa, chocolate flakes, brown icing, honey and
marmalade
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You need to stir the food because
the microwaves heat the outer
areas first. Stirring the food
balances the temperature and the
food heats evenly.
METHOD
Coat the poultry with the
butter/paprika mixture
Dust with paprika
Coat with the sauce
Coat with the sauce
Sprinkle pieces of bacon or dried
onions on top
Sprinkle pieces on top of cakes &
desserts or use to glaze
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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.
• Remove the lids from firmly closed containers.
• 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.
• 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 want to
achieve.
Defrosting
Your microwave is ideal for defrosting. Thawing 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
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 re-arrange them.
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.
Small amounts
Covering
Foods such as gateaux, cream, cheese and bread should
only be partially defrosted and then left to defrost
completely at room temperature. By doing so you will
avoid the outer areas becoming too hot whilst the
inside is still frozen.
Cover thin parts with small strips of aluminium foil
before defrosting. Thawed 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 doing so 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.
Thaw more quickly and evenly than large ones. We
recommend that you defrost portions which are as
small as possible. By doing so you will be able to
prepare whole menus quickly and easily.
Foods requiring careful handling
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 foods of a porous
nature. If the food has not defrosted sufficiently, you
may continue defrosting it in the microwave 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 in the table
(see page 25).
• 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 vegetables in question. The fresher
the vegetables, the shorter the cooking time.
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.
• After the food has been cooking for 15 minutes it
acquires a natural brownness, which may be
enhanced by the use of a browning agent. If, in
addition, you would like the surface to be crisp you
should either use the browning dish or sear the food
on your cooker and finish cooking it in your
microwave. By doing this you will simultaneously
obtain a brown base for making a sauce.
• 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.
Cooking & defrosting
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 :
1. Rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/PORTION knob clockwise or counter-clockwise to select cooking time.
2. Press the MICROWAVE POWER LEVEL button until the desired power level appears on the display. (If the
MICROWAVE POWER LEVEL button is touched once,
will be displayed. If you miss your desire level,
continue pressing the MICROWAVE POWER LEVEL button until you reach the level again).
3. Press the START/QUICK button.
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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 the TIMER/
WEIGHT/PORTION knob
clockwise.
2. Choose desired power level
by pressing MICROWAVE
POWER LEVEL button
twice.
x2
3. 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 MICROWAVE POWER LEVEL button.
As long as your finger is touching the MICROWAVE POWER LEVEL button, the power level will be displayed.
3. You can rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/PORTION 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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Other convenient functions
1. MULTIPLE SEQUENCE COOKING
A maximum of 3 sequences can be input, consisting of manual cooking time and mode.
Example:
To cook: 5 minutes on 900 W power (Stage 1)
16 minutes on 270 W power (Stage 2)
STAGE 1
1. Enter the desired cooking
time by rotating TIMER/
WEIGHT/PORTION knob.
2. Choose the desired power
level by pressing the
MICROWAVE POWER LEVEL
button once.
x1
STAGE 2
3. Enter desired time by
rotating TIMER/
WEIGHT/PORTION knob.
4. Choose the desired power
level by pressing the
MICROWAVE POWER
LEVEL button four times.
5. Press the START/QUICK
button once to begin
cooking.
x1
x4
Check the display.
(The oven will begin to cook for 5 minutes and 900 W, and then for 16 minutes on 270 W).
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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 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 MICROWAVE POWER LEVEL button.
x1
As long as your finger is touching the MICROWAVE POWER LEVEL 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, cook from frozen & auto
defrost operation
AUTO COOK, COOK FROM FROZEN and AUTO DEFROST automatically work out the correct cooking mode and
cooking time. You can choose from 4 AUTO COOK, 3 COOK FROM FROZEN and 5 AUTO DEFROST menus.
What you need to know when using this automatic function:
Menu number
1a.
For example:
1a. AUTO COOK 1: The AUTO COOK 1 button has two
menus. Press the AUTO COOK 1 button once, the
display will appear as shown.
x1
Menu number
1b. AUTO COOK 2: The AUTO COOK 2 button has two
menus. Press the AUTO COOK 2 button once, the
display will appear as shown.
1b.
1c. COOK FROM FROZEN: The COOK FROM FROZEN
button has three menus. Press the COOK FROM
FROZEN button once, the display will appear as
shown.
1c.
1d. AUTO DEFROST: The AUTO DEFROST button has
five menus. Press the AUTO DEFROST button once,
the display will appear as shown.
1d.
x1
Menu number
x1
Menu number
x1
The menu can be chosen by pressing the AUTO COOK 1, AUTO COOK 2, COOK FROM FROZEN or AUTO DEFROST
button until the desired menu number is displayed. See pages 19 - 22 “AUTO COOK, COOK FROM FROZEN & AUTO
DEFROST charts”.
The menu will be changed automatically by holding down the AUTO COOK 1, AUTO COOK 2, COOK FROM
FROZEN or AUTO DEFROST button.
2. The weight or quantity of the food can be input by
rotating the TIMER/WEIGHT/PORTION 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 AUTO COOK, COOK FROM
FROZEN & AUTO DEFROST charts, use manual
operation. For best results, follow the cooking charts
on pages 24 - 25.
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/
PORTION 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 manually.
NOTE:
If you use the START/QUICK function during
the cooking/defrosting, the food may be
overcooked.
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Auto cook, cook from frozen & auto
defrost operation
Example 1 for AUTO COOK 2:
To cook Fish Fillet with Sauce 1,5 kg (3 units) using Auto Cook 2 (A2-1).
1. Select the menu required by
pressing the AUTO COOK 2
button once.
2. Enter the quantity by rotating
the TIMER/WEIGHT/PORTION
knob clockwise.
3. Press the START/QUICK
button once.
x1
x1
Check the display.
Example 2 for COOK FROM FROZEN:
To cook Frozen Gratin 0,6 kg using Cook From Frozen (FC-3).
1. Select the menu required by
pressing the COOK FROM
FROZEN button 3 times.
x3
2. Enter the weight by rotating
the TIMER/WEIGHT/PORTION
knob clockwise.
3. Press the START/QUICK
button once.
x1
Check the display.
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defrost charts
BUTTON
x1
AUTO COOK NO.
WEIGHT (Increasing
Unit) / UTENSILS
PROCEDURE
0,5 - 1,5 kg* (1-3)
A1-1 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 22.
0,5 - 1,5 kg* (1-3)
A1-2 Cook
Mince and Onion (initial temp Mince 5° C)
Casserole dish with lid
• See recipe for “Mince & Onion” on page 22.
• Total weight of all ingredients.
• Total weight of all ingredients
x2
A2-1 Cook
Fish fillet with
sauce
0,5 - 1,5 kg* (1-3)
(initial temp fish 5° C,
sauce 20° C)
Gratin dish & microwave
cling film
• See recipe for “Fish Fillet with Sauce” on page
23.
A2-2 Cook
Gratin
0,5 - 1,5 kg* (1-3)
(initial temp 20° C)
Gratin dish
• See recipe for “Gratin” on page 23.
x1
• Total weight of all ingredients
• Total weight of all ingredients
x2
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BUTTON
COOK FROM
FROZEN NO.
WEIGHT (Increasing
Unit) / UTENSILS
FC-1 Cook
Frozen
Vegetables
x1
0,1 - 0,6 kg (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
Bowl & lid
e.g. Brussel sprouts, Casserole dish &
microwave cling film or
green beans, peas,
lid
mixed vegetables,
broccoli
x2
x3
20
FC-2 Cook
Frozen Ready
Meals
Stirrable type e.g.
Noodles,
Bolognese,
Chinese Menus.
0,3 - 1,0 kg* (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
Casserole dish &
microwave cling film or
lid
FC-3 Cook
Frozen Gratin
e.g. macaroni
gratin, lasagne,
etc.
0,2 - 0,6 kg (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
Shallow, oval gratin dish
and microwave cling film
or original container and
microwave cling film
* If the manufacturer
instructs to add water,
calculate the total amount
for the programme with
additional liquid.
PROCEDURE
• Add 1tbsp water per 100 g. (For mushrooms no
additional water is necessary).
• Cover with microwave cling film or a lid.
• When the oven stops and the audible signals
sound, stir and re-cover.
• After cooking, let stand for approx. 1-2 minutes.
NOTE: If frozen vegetables are compacted
together, cook manually.
• Transfer meal to suitable microwave-proof dish.
• Add some liquid if recommended by the
manufacturer.
• Cover with microwave cling film or lid.
• Cook without cover if the manufacturer
instructs.
• When the audible signal sounds, stir and recover.
• After cooking, stir and let stand for approx. 1 - 2
minutes.
• Remove the frozen gratin from the package. If
the container is not suitable for microwave
ovens, place in a gratin dish and cover with
microwave cling film.
• If the container is suitable for microwave
ovens, remove original paper cover and cover
with microwave cling film.
• After cooking, let stand for approx. 5 minutes.
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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 on page 22)
• 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)
Microwave cling film
(See note on page 22)
• Cover the turntable with microwave 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
Poultry
0,9 - 1,8 kg (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
(See note on page 22)
• Place a plate upside down on the turntable and
put the poultry breast side down on the plate.
• When the oven stops and the audible signal
sounds, turnover and shield thin parts and warm
spots with aluminium foil.
• After defrosting, cover with aluminium foil and
stand for 15 - 30 minutes until thoroughly
defrosted.
• Finally clean the poultry under running water.
Ad-4 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-5 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
x5
PROCEDURE
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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 Ad-1 and Ad-3 arrange the food in the oven as shown:
Steaks and Chops
Food
Poultry
Plate
Turntable
Recipes for auto cook
CHICKEN PAN WITH VEGETABLES (A1-1)
Spicy chicken fricassee
Ingredients
0,5 kg (1) 1,0 kg (2) 1,5 kg (3)
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
meat stock
MINCE AND ONION (A1-2)
Ingredients
0,5 kg (1) 1,0 kg (2) 1,5 kg (3)
150 g
50 g
15 g
300 g
100 g
1
30 g
115 ml
20 g
65 g
65 g
1/2 tbsp
230 ml
40 g
125 g
125 g
1 tbsp
1/2
22
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
450 g
150 g
11/2
45 g
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 (A1-1), “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 dish.
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 (A1-2), “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.
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Recipes for auto cook
FISH FILLET WITH SAUCE (A2-1)
Fish fillet with piquant sauce
Ingredients
0,5 kg (1) 1,0 kg (2) 1,5 kg (3)
175 g
50 g
5g
15 g
1 tsp
350 g
100 g
10 g
30 g
1-2 tsp
525 g
150 g
15 g
45 g
2-3 tsp
250 g
500 g
750 g
canned tomatoes (drained)
corn
chilli sauce
onion (finely chopped)
red wine vinegar
mustard, thyme, cayenne pepper
fish fillet
salt
FISH FILLET WITH SAUCE (A2-1)
Fish fillet with curry sauce
Ingredients
0,5 kg (1) 1,0 kg (2) 1,5 kg (3)
250 g
500 g
750 g
50 g
200 g
100 g
400 g
150 g
600 g
fish fillet
salt
banana (sliced)
ready-made curry sauce
GRATIN (A2-2)
Spinach gratin
Ingredients
0,5 kg (1) 1,0 kg (2) 1,5 kg (3)
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
paprika powder
GRATIN (A2-2)
Potato-courgette-gratin
Ingredients
0,5 kg (1) 1,0 kg (2) 1,5 kg (3)
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
feta cheese (diced)
sunflower kernel
paprika powder
Preparation
1. Mix ingredients for the sauce.
2. Place the fish fillet in a gratin dish with the thin
ends toward the centre and sprinkle with salt.
3. Spread the sauce on the fish fillet.
4. Cover with microwave cling film and cook on AUTO
COOK (A2-1), “Fish Fillet with Sauce”.
5. After cooking, let stand for approx. 2 minutes.
Preparation
1. Place the fish fillet in a gratin dish with the thin
ends toward the centre and sprinkle with salt.
2. Spread the banana and the ready-made curry sauce
on the fish fillet.
3. Cover with microwave cling film and cook on AUTO
COOK (A2-1), “Fish Fillet with Sauce”.
4. After cooking, let stand for approx. 2 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, sprinkle with
paprika powder and cook on AUTO COOK (A2-2),
“Gratin”.
5. 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. Crumble the feta cheese and sprinkle over the
gratin.
4. Finally sprinkle the gratin with sunflower kernel and
paprika powder and cook on AUTO COOK (A2-2),
“Gratin”.
5. After cooking, let stand for 5-10 minutes.
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Cooking charts
ABBREVIATIONS USED
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Cup = cupful
kg = kilogram
g = gram
l = litre
ml = millilitre
cm = centimetre
min = minutes
TABLE: HEATING FOOD AND DRINK
Food / Drink
Coffee,
Milk,
Water,
1 cup
1 cup
1 cup
6 cups
1 bowl
Platters
(Vegetables, meat and trimmings)
Stew / Soup
Vegetables
Quantity Power
-g/ml- -Setting150
900 W
150
900 W
150
900 W
900
900 W
1000
900 W
400
900 W
Time
-Minapprox.1
approx.1
approx. 2
8-10
9-11
3-5
Meat,
1 slice*
Fish fillet*
Cake,
1 piece
Baby food, 1 glass
200
200
500
200
200
150
190
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
450 W
450 W
1-11/2
2-3
3-5
3-4
3-5
1/2-1
1/2-1
Melting butter or margarine*
Melting chocolate
50
100
900 W
450 W
1/2
3-4
Hints
do not cover
do not cover
do not cover, bring to the boil
do not cover, bring to the boil
do not cover, bring to the boil
sprinkle some water onto the sauce, cover
stir half way through the heating time
cover, stir after heating
if necessary add some water, cover
stir half way through the heating time
thinly spread sauce over the top, cover
cover
place on a cake stand
remove the lid, after heating stir well and test the
temperature
cover
stir from time to time
* Refrigerator temperature
TABLE: DEFROSTING AND COOKING
Food
Fish fillet
One plate meal
Broccoli
Peas
Mixed vegetables
Quantity Power
-g-Setting300
900 W
400
900 W
300
900 W
300
900 W
500
900 W
Time Added water
-Min-tbsps9-11
8-10
6-8
3-5
6-8
3-5
9-11
3-5
Hints
Standing time
-Mincover
1-2
cover, stir after 6 minutes
2
cover, stir halfway through cooking time
2
cover, stir halfway through cooking time
2
cover, stir halfway through cooking time
2
TABLE: DEFROSTING
Food
Roast
(pork, beef,
veal, lamb)
Goulash
Sausages 8
4
Chicken legs
Fish fillet
Rolls, 2
Cakes, 1 piece
Soft fruit: Strawberries
Raspberries, Cherries, Plums
Quantity Power
Time
-g-Setting- -Min1500
90 W
55-60
1000
90 W
38-42
500
90 W
20-25
500
270 W
8-9
600
270 W
6-8
300
270 W
3-5
200
270 W
3-4
400
270 W
5-7
80
270 W
1-11/2
150
270 W
1-3
250
270 W
3-5
Hints
Standing time
-MinPlace on an upturned plate,
30 - 90
turn halfway through
30 - 90
30 - 90
Break up and stir halfway through
10 - 15
Place alongside one another,
5 - 10
turn halfway through
5 - 10
Turn halfway through
10 - 15
Turn halfway through
5 - 10
Defrost only
Place on a cake tray
5
Position evenly next to each other, turn halfway through 5
Times given in this chart are guidelines only and may vary according to the starting temperature of the frozen food, its
composition, and its weight.
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TABLE: COOKING MEAT, FISH, POULTRY AND FRESH VEGETABLES
Fish, Poultry
and Vegetables
Quantity Power
Time
-g-
-Setting-
-Min-
Fish fillet
Chicken
500
1000
1500
1000
1500
200
1200
630 W
630 W
630 W
630 W
630 W
900 W
630 W
17-22
34-38
53-58
20-24
27-31
4-6
29-32
Chicken legs
Broccoli
Peas
Onions
Carrots
Boiled potatoes (salted)
200
500
500
250
500
500
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
3-6
6-8
6-8
4-5
7-9
7-9
Roasts
(pork, veal, lamb)
Roast beef (medium)
Hints
Standing time
-Min-
season to taste, place in a shallow flan dish
turn over halfway through cooking time
season to taste, place in a quiche dish,
turn over halfway through cooking time
season to taste, place on a plate, cover
season to taste, place in a casserole dish,
turn halfway through cooking time
season to taste, place on a plate, cover
divide into florets, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
cover, stir occasionally during cooking
whole, cook in microwave cling film
cut into rings, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
cut into large pieces of a similar size, add a little salt,
cover, stir occasionally during cooking
10
10
10
10
10
3
3
3
4-5 tbsp
4-5 tbsp
4-5 tbsp
150 ml
Recipes
All the recipes in this book are calculated on the basis
of 4 servings - unless otherwise stated.
ADAPTING RECIPES FOR THE
MICROWAVE OVEN
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
Barley soup
Total cooking time approx. 27-34 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (3 l capacity)
Ingredients
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
1-2
carrots (130 g) sliced
15 g
celery, roughly chopped
1
leek (130 g), cut into rings
3
white cabbage leaves (100 g), in strips
200 g
veal bones
50 g
streaky bacon, cut into strips
50 g
barley corn
700 ml meat stock
pepper
4
frankfurters (300 g)
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 original 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.
1. Place the butter and chopped onion into the bowl,
cover and braise.
approx. 1-2 min.
900 W
2. Add the vegetables to the bowl. Add the bones, the
streaky bacon and the barley, and fill the bowl with the
meat stock. Season with pepper, cover and cook.
1. 9-11 min.
900 W
2. 17-21 min.
450 W
3. Chop the frankfurters into small pieces and heat with
the rest of the soup for the last five minutes.
4. Allow to stand for about 5 minutes after it has cooked.
Take the bones out just before you serve the soup.
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Recipes
Roast chicken with stuffing
2 Portions
Total cooking time: approx. 36-40 minutes
Utensils: Bowl (2 l capacity)
Kitchen twine
Ingredients
1
chicken (1000 g)
salt
rubbed rosemary
rubbed marjoram
1
stale bread roll (white bread, 40 g)
1
bunch of parsley, chopped finely (10 g)
pinch
nutmeg
2 tbsps butter or margarine (20 g)
1
yolk of egg
3 tbsps butter or margarine (30g)
1 tbsp paprika pepper
1 tbsp butter or margarine to grease the dish
Spicy turkey fricassee
2 servings
Total cooking time: approx. 20-25 minutes
Utensils: Flat, oval dish with a lid (about 26 cm long)
Ingredients
1
cup of long grain rice, parboiled (120 g)
1 pack saffron (containing the whole stigma)
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease the dish
1
onion (50 g), sliced
1
red pepper (100 g), cut into strips
1
small leek (100 g), cut into strips
300 g
turkey breast, diced
pepper
paprika pepper
2 tbsps butter or margarine (20 g)
2 cups meat stock (300 ml)
Zürich veal in cream
Total cooking time: approx. 9-14 minutes
Utensils: Dish with lid (2 l capacity)
Ingredients
600 g
veal fillet
1 tbsp butter or margarine
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
100 ml white wine
seasoned gravy browning, for approx.
1/2 I gravy
300 ml cream
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
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1. Wash the chicken, dab dry with kitchen towel and
season with salt, rosemary and marjoram.
2. To make the stuffing, soak the roll for about 10
minutes in cold water, then press the water out. Mix in
the salt, parsley, nutmeg butter and egg yolk and stuff
the chicken with the mixture. Tie up the opening with
ties or butcher’s twine.
3. Heat the butter (30 g).
approx. 1 min.
900 W
Stir the paprika pepper and the salt into the butter,
and drizzle the mixture over the chicken.
4. Place the chicken in the greased bowl and cook
without lid. Turn halfway through.
35-39 min.
630 W
Allow the chicken to stand for about 3 minutes after
cooking.
1. Mix the rice with the saffron stigma and place in the
greased dish. Mix in the onion slices, strips of pepper
and leek and the diced turkey breast and season. Stack
them on top of the rice. Dot with butter.
2. Pour the stock over the dish, cover and cook.
1. 4-6 min.
900 W
2. 16-19 min.
270 W
Allow the turkey fricassee to stand for about 5
minutes after cooking.
1. Cut the fillet into finger-width strips.
2. Grease the dish all over with the butter. Put the onion
and the meat into the dish, cover and cook. Stir once
during cooking.
6-9 min.
900 W
3. Add the white wine, gravy browning and cream, stir,
cover and continue cooking. Stir occasionally.
3-5 min.
900 W
4. Test the veal, stir the mixture once more and allow to
stand for approx. 5 minutes. Serve garnished with
parsley.
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Stuffed ham
Total cooking time: approx. 16-20 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 l capacity)
Flat oval soufflé dish (about 32 cm long)
Ingredients
150 g
leaf spinach, with stalks removed
150 g
fromage frais, 20 % fat content
50 g
grated Emmental cheese
pepper
paprika
8
slices of cooked ham (400 g)
125 ml water
125 ml cream
2 tbsps flour (20 g)
2 tbsps butter or margarine (20 g)
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease the dish
Tip: You can buy ready-made béchamel sauce and use
it for this recipe
Sole fillets
Total cooking time: approx. 11-13 minutes
Utensils: Shallow, oval oven dish with lid
(approx. 26 cm long)
Ingredients
400 g
sole fillets
1
lemon, whole
2
tomatoes (150 g)
1 tsp
butter or margarine for greasing
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
salt & pepper
4 tbsps white wine (30 ml)
2 tbsps butter or margarine (20 g)
Tagliatelle with cream and basil sauce
makes 2 servings
Total cooking time: approx. 16-22 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 l capacity)
Round soufflé dish (approx. 20 cm diameter)
Ingredients
1I
water
1 tsp
salt
200 g
tagliatelle
1
clove of garlic
15-20 basil leaves
200 g
crème fraîche
30 g
grated Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper
1. Chop the spinach into small pieces, mix with the
cheese and the fromage frais and season to taste.
2. Place a tablespoon of the filling on top of each slice of
cooked ham, and roll up. Spear the ham with a
wooden skewer to fasten it.
3. Make a béchamel sauce; to do this pour the liquid into
the bowl, cover, and heat.
3-4 min.
900 W
Mix the flour and butter to make a roux, add to the
liquid, and whisk with an egg whisk until dissolved.
Cover, bring to the boil, and allow the thicken.
1-2 min.
900 W
Stir and taste.
4. Place the sauce into the greased dish, position the
filled rolls of ham onto the sauce and cook with lid.
12-14 min.
630 W
Allow the rolls of ham to stand for about 5 minutes
after cooking.
1. Wash the sole fillets and pat them dry. Remove any
bones.
2. Cut the lemon and the tomatoes into thin slices.
3. Grease the oven dish with butter. Place the fish fillets
inside and drizzle the vegetables oil over them.
4. Sprinkle parsley over the fish, place the tomato slices
on top and season. Place the lemon slices on top of
the tomatoes and pour the white wine over them.
5. Place small pots of butter on top of the lemon, cover
and cook.
11-13 min.
630 W
After cooking allow the fish fillets to stand for approx.
2 minutes.
Tip: This recipe can also be used for Haddock, Halibut,
Mullet, Plaice or Cod.
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.
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Tessiner Risotto
Total cooking time: approx. 20-25 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with a lid (2 l capacity)
Ingredients
50 g
streaky bacon
2 tbsps butter or margarine (20 g)
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
200 g
pudding rice (Arboris)
400 ml meat stock
70 g
Sbrinz cheese (if you are unable to obtain
this type of Swiss cheese, use Emmental
instead)
pinch
saffron
salt & pepper
Lasagne al forno
Total cooking time: approx. 18-25 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 l capacity)
Shallow square soufflé mould with lid
(approx. 20 x 20 x 6 cm)
Ingredients
300 g
tinned tomatoes
50 g
ham, finely cubed
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
1
clove of garlic, crushed
250 g
minced meat (beef)
2 tbsps mashed tomato (30 g)
salt & pepper, oregano, thyme, basil, nutmeg
150 ml cream (crème fraîche)
100 ml milk
50 g
grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp
mixed chopped herbs
1 tsp
olive oil
1 tsp
vegetable oil to grease the mould
125 g
lasagne verde
1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp butter or margarine
Semolina pudding with raspberry sauce
Total cooking time: approx. 15-20 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 l 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
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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
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.
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.
900 W
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.
1. Place the milk, sugar and almonds in the bowl, cover
and heat.
3-5 min.
900 W
2. Add the semolina, stir, cover and cook.
10-12 min.
270 W
3. Beat the egg yolk with the water in a cup, and stir into
the hot mixture. Beat the egg white until it is stiff, and
fold it into the mixture. Pour the pudding mixture into
ramekins or small dishes.
4. To make the sauce wash the raspberries, dab them dry
carefully, and place them in a bowl with the water and
sugar. Cover, and heat.
2-3 min.
900 W
5. Purée the raspberries and serve either hot or cold with
the semolina pudding.
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Recipes
Chocolate cake
Total cooking time: 15-21 minutes
Utensils: Round cake dish (diam. 21 cm, height 10 cm)
Ingredients
175 g
butter or margarine
175 g
sugar
3
eggs
175 g
flour
1 tsp
baking powder
2 tbsps cocoa (20 g)
50 ml
milk
Pears in chocolate sauce
Total cooking time: approx. 8-13 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 l capacity)
Bowl with lid (1 l capacity)
Ingredients
4
pears (600 g)
60 g
sugar
1 pack vanilla sugar (10 g)
1 tbsps pear liqueur, 30 % vol
150 ml water
130 g
dark chocolate
100 g
crème fraîche
Cheesecake
makes 12 portions
Total cooking time: approx. 21-27 minutes
Utensils: Spring form pan (approx. 26 cm diameter)
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 form
100 g
butter or margarine to grease the pan
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. Beat the butter until frothy and slowly mix in the
sugar. Add the eggs gradually, mixing well. Mix
together the flour, baking powder and cocoa. Add milk
and mix thoroughly.
2. Grease the pan. pour in dough and cook.
8-10 min.
630 W
3. Use a wooden skewer to check that the cake is done.
Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes in the dish.
1. Peel the pears whole.
2. Place the sugar, vanilla sugar, the pear liqueur and the
water into the bowl, stir, cover and heat.
1-2 min.
900 W
3. Place the pears into the liquid, cover and cook.
5-8 min.
900 W
Take the pears out of the cooking liqueur, and place in
a cold place.
4. Pour 50 ml of the cooking liqueur into the smaller
bowl. Add the chopped chocolate and the crème
fraîche, cover, and heat.
2-3 min.
900 W
5. Stir the sauce well. Pour the sauce over the pears, and
serve.
Tip: Delicious when served with a ball of vanilla ice
cream.
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 pan, roll out 2/3 of the dough and place it
in the pan. Lift the edges 2 cm to form a rim. Pre-bake
the pastry.
6-8 min.
630 W
3. 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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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.
CLEAN THE OVEN AT REGULAR INTERVALS AND
REMOVE ANY FOOD DEPOSITS. 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.
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.
Oven controls
Open the door before cleaning to de-activate the oven
controls. Care should be taken when cleaning the oven
control. 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.
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.
NOTE: A steam cleaner should not be used.
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/QUICK-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-Electrolux
service agent.
... the interior light is not working ?
- Call an authorised AEG-Electrolux service
agent. The interior light bulb can be
exchanged only by an authorised AEGElectrolux 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 900 W, the power of the oven will lower
automatically to avoid overheating. (The microwave power level will be reduced to 630 W).
After pausing for 75 seconds, 900 W
Cooking Mode
Standard time
Reduced Power
power can be reset.
Microwave 900 W
40 minutes
Microwave 630 W
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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-Electrolux, undertake that if within 24 months of the date of the purchase this AEG-Electrolux 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-Electrolux 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-Electrolux manufacture which are not marketed by AEG-Electrolux.
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
Microwave
MC2660E
MC2661E
Cavity Dimensions
Oven Capacity
Turntable
Weight
Oven lamp
*
: 230 V, 50 Hz, single phase
: Minimum 10 A
: 1.3 kW
: 900 W (IEC 60705)
: 2450 MHz * (Group 2 / Class B)
: 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
This Product fulfils the requirement of the European standard EN55011.
In conformity with this standard, this product is classified as group 2 class B equipment.
Group 2 means that the equipment intentionally generates radio-frequency energy in the form of
electromagnetic radiation for the heat treatment of food.
Class B equipment means that the equipment is suitable to be used in domestic establishments.
** 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-Electrolux 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.
5 mm
Ensure that a 5mm gap is
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 9,
on page 4).
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
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wid
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ap
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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)
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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 13, on page 4) 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 10 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-Electrolux 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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