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MC2662E
User Manual
Microwave Oven
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Contents
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Contents
Important safety instructions
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Appliance overview
Microwave oven & accessories
Control panel
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Before first use
Econ mode
Setting the clock
Adjusting the time when the clock is set
Using the STOP button
Child safety lock
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Microwave cooking advice
Food characteristics
Cooking techniques
Microwave safe cookware
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Microwave operation
Microwave cooking
Manual defrosting
Microwave power levels
Kitchen timer
Add 30 seconds
Plus & minus
Multiple sequence cooking
Auto cook & auto defrost operation
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Programme charts
Auto cook & auto defrost charts
Recipes for auto cook
Cooking charts
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Recipes
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Care & cleaning
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What to do if . . .
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Specifications
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Installation
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Environmental information
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Service & spare parts
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Guarantee information
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Important safety instructions
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.
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.
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.
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 door safety 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.
Important safety instructions
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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 & Cleaning”. 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 your local Service Force
Centre.
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 Service Force to do so. If the oven lamp fails, please consult your dealer
or contact your local Service Force Centre.
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 Service Force technician.
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 wide-mouthed 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.
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Important safety instructions
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 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.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for
their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
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.
Important safety instructions
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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 dish’s 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.
Important:
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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Appliance overview
Appliance overview
Microwave oven & accessories
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1. Front trim
2. Oven lamp
3. Control panel
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4. Door opening button
5. Waveguide cover
6. Oven cavity
7. Seal packing
8. Door seals and sealing surfaces
9. Fixing points (4 points)
10. Ventilation openings
11. Outer cover
12. Rear cabinet
13. Power supply cord
Check to make sure the following accessories are
provided:
(1) Turntable (2) Turntable support
(3)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.
Important:
When you order accessories, please mention two items:
part name and model name to your dealer or local
Service Force centre.
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Appliance overview
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Control panel
1 Digital display indicators
Microwave
Clock
Cooking stages
Plus/Minus
Auto defrost bread
Auto defrost
Weight
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2 AUTO COOK indicators
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4
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AUTO COOK button
AUTO DEFROST button
POWER LEVEL button
TIMER/WEIGHT knob
START/QUICK button
STOP button
DOOR OPENING button
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Before first use
Before first use
Econ mode
The oven is set in ‘ENERGY SAVE’ mode (‘Econ’).
1. Plug in the oven.
2. The display will be blank.
3. Open the door and the power comes on.
4. Close the door and ‘Econ’ will be displayed.
5. The display will count down from 3:00 to zero.
6. When zero is reached, the oven goes into ‘Econ’ mode and the display goes
blank.
7. To cancel ‘Econ’ mode, set the clock.
8. To set ‘Econ’ mode when the clock is set, open the door, press start for 5 seconds,
press stop then close the door.
Setting the clock
The oven has a 12 hour clock.
Example: To set the clock to 11:30.
1. Plug in the oven.
2. The display will be blank.
3. Open the door and the power comes on.
4. Whilst the door is open, rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT knob to adjust the hour.
5. Press the START/QUICK button once then rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT
knob to adjust the minutes.
6. Press the START/QUICK button.
7. Check the display:
8. Close the door.
Important:
1. You can rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT knob clockwise or anti-clockwise.
2. ENERGY SAVE mode cannot be set when the clock is set.
Before first use
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Adjusting the time when the clock is set or oven is in
‘Econ’ mode
Example: To set the clock to 12:45.
1. Open the door.
2. Press and hold the START/QUICK button for 5 seconds. The oven will beep.
Rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT knob to adjust the hour.
3. Press the START/QUICK button once then rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT knob to
adjust the minutes.
4. Press the START/QUICK button once.
5. Check the display:
Using the STOP button
Use the STOP button to:
1. Erase a mistake during programming.
2. Stop the oven temporarily during cooking, press once.
3. Cancel a programme during cooking, touch twice.
Child safety lock
The oven has a safety feature which prevents the accidental running of the oven by a child.
When the lock has been set, no part of the microwave will operate until the lock feature has
been cancelled.
Example: To set the child safety lock.
1. Press and hold the stop button for 5 seconds.
The oven will beep twice and ‘LOC’ will be displayed:
Note:
• To cancel the child safety lock, press and hold the stop button for 5
seconds, the oven will beep twice and the time of day will be displayed.
• Child safety lock cannot be set if the clock is not set.
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Microwave cooking advice
Microwave cooking advice
Microwave cooking
To cook/defrost food in a microwave oven, the microwave energy must be able to pass
through the container to penetrate the food. Therefore it is important to choose suitable
cookware.
Round/oval dishes are preferable to square/oblong ones as the food in the corners tends to
overcook.
It is important to turn, rearrange or stir food to ensure even heating.
Standing time is necessary after cooking as it enables the heat to disperse equally
throughout the food.
Food characteristics
Composition
Foods high in fat or sugar (e.g. Christmas pudding, mince pies) require less heating time. Care
should be taken as overheating can lead to fire.
Density
Food density will affect the amount of cooking time needed. Light porous foods, such as
cakes or bread, cook more quickly than heavy, dense foods, such as roasts and casseroles.
Quantity
The cooking time must be increased as the amount of food placed in the oven increases.
E.g. four potatoes will take longer to cook than two.
Size
Small foods and small pieces cook faster than large ones, as microwaves can penetrate from
all sides to the centre. For even cooking make all the pieces the same size.
Shape
Foods which are irregular in shape, such as chicken breasts or drumsticks, take longer to cook
in the thicker parts. Round shapes cook more evenly than square shapes when microwave
cooking.
Temperature The initial temperature of food affects the amount of cooking time needed. Chilled foods will
of food
take longer to cook than food at room temperature. Cut into foods with fillings, e.g. jam
doughnuts, to release heat or steam.
Cooking techniques
Arrange
Cover
Pierce
Stir, turn and
rearrange
Stand
Shield
Place the thickest parts of food towards the outside of the dish. E.g. Chicken drumsticks.
Use vented microwave cling film or a suitable lid.
Foods with a shell, skin or membrane must be pierced in several places before cooking or
reheating as steam will build up and may cause food to explode, e.g. Potatoes, Fish, Chicken,
Sausages.
Important:Eggs should not be heated using microwave power as they may explode, even after
cooking has ended, e.g. poached, hard boiled.
For even cooking it is essential to stir, turn and rearrange food during cooking. Always stir and
rearrange from the outside towards the centre.
Standing time is necessary after cooking to enable the heat to disperse equally throughout
the food.
Some areas of food being defrosted may become warm. Warm areas can be shielded with
small pieces of foil, which reflect microwaves, e.g. legs and wings on a chicken.
Microwave cooking advice
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Microwave safe cookware
Cookware
Aluminium foil /
foil containers
Browning dishes
China and ceramics
Microwave
safe
✔/✘
✔
✔/✘
Glassware e.g. Pyrex ®
✔
Metal
✘
Plastic / polystyrene
e.g. fast food containers
Cling film
✔
Freezer / roasting bags
✔
Paper - plates cups
and kitchen paper
Straw and wooden
containers
Recycled paper
and newspaper
✔
✔
✔
✘
Comments
Small pieces of aluminium foil can be used to shield food from
overheating. Keep foil at least 2 cm from the oven walls, as arcing
may occur. Foil containers are not recommended unless specified by
the manufacturer, e.g. Microfoil ®, follow instructions carefully.
Always follow the manufacturers instructions. Do not exceed
heating times given. Be very careful as these dishes become very hot.
Porcelain, pottery, glazed earthenware and bone china are usually
suitable, except for those with metallic decoration.
Care should be taken if using fine glassware as it can break or crack if
heated suddenly.
It is not recommended to use metal cookware when using microwave power as it will arc, which can lead to fire.
Care must be taken as some containers warp, melt or discolour at
high temperatures.
Should not touch the food and must be pierced to let the steam
escape.
Must be pierced to let steam escape. Ensure bags are suitable for
microwave use. Do not use plastic or metal ties, as they may melt or
catch fire due to the metal arcing.
Only use for warming or to absorb moisture. Care must be taken as
overheating may cause fire.
Always attend the oven when using these materials as overheating may
cause fire.
May contain extracts of metal which will cause ‘arcing’ and may lead
to fire.
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Microwave operation
Microwave operation
Microwave cooking
Your oven can be programmed for up to 90 minutes. The input unit of cooking time
varies from 10 seconds to five minutes. It depends on the total length of the cooking
time as shown in 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
Manual defrosting
For manual defrosting (without operating the Auto defrost feature), use 270 W. The
defrost symbol appears in the window display whenever the power level is selected.
Microwave power levels
Your oven has 6 power levels:
Power
setting
900 W/
HIGH
630 W
Suggested use
Used for fast cooking or reheating e.g. soup, casseroles, canned food, hot beverages, vegetables,
fish, etc.
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.
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.
270 W/
To defrost, select this power setting, to ensure that the dish defrosts evenly. This
DEFROST setting is also ideal for simmering rice, pasta, dumplings and cooking egg custard.
90 W
For gentle defrosting, eg. cream gateaux or pastry.
0W
For standing/kitchen timer.
W = WATT
Microwave operation
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Example: To heat soup for 2 minutes and 30 seconds on 630 W microwave power.
1. Press the power level button twice.
x2
2. Enter the time by rotating the TIMER/WEIGHT knob
clockwise/anti-clockwise until 2:30 is displayed.
3. Press the START/QUICK button.
x1
4. Check the display:
Important:
If the power level is not selected, HIGH/900 W is automatically set.
Note:
• 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.
• If you wish to know the power level during cooking, press the POWER button once.
• You can increase or decrease the cooking time during cooking by rotating the
TIMER/WEIGHT knob.
• You can change the power level during cooking by pressing the POWER button.
• To cancel a programme during cooking, touch the STOP button twice.
Kitchen timer
Example: To set the kitchen timer for 7 minutes.
1. Press the power level button 7 times.
x7
2. Enter the time by rotating the TIMER/WEIGHT knob clockwise/ anticlockwise until 7:00 is displayed.
3. Press the START/QUICK button.
x1
4. Check the display:
Note:
To pause the timer, press the STOP button. To resume the timer, press
START/QUICK, to exit press STOP again.
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Microwave operation
Add 30 seconds
The START/QUICK button allows you to operate the two following functions:
1. Direct Start
You can directly start cooking on 900 W/HIGH microwave
power level for 30 seconds by pressing the START/QUICK button.
x1
2. Extend the cooking time
You can extend the cooking time for multiples of 30 seconds
if the button is pressed while the oven is in operation.
x1
Note:
• You cannot use this function during AUTO COOK or AUTO DEFROST.
Plus & minus
The PLUS
and MINUS
function enables you to decrease or
increase the cooking time when using the automatic programmes.
If you prefer boiled potatoes which are cooked but still firm, use MINUS
Alternatively, if you prefer boiled potatoes softer, use PLUS
Example: To cook 0.3 kg of boiled potatoes, well done.
1. Select the menu required by pressing the AUTO COOK button twice.
x2
2. Turn the TIMER/WEIGHT knob until 0.3 kg is displayed.
3. Press the power button once to select the PLUS
adjustment.
x1
4. Press the START/QUICK button.
x1
5. Check the display:
Microwave operation
Note:
To cancel PLUS/MINUS, press the power level key 3 times. If you
select PLUS the display will show
If you select MINUS, the display will show
Multiple sequence cooking
A sequence of 3 stages (maximum) can be programmed using MICROWAVE.
Example: To cook:
5 minutes on 900 W power (Stage 1)
16 minutes on 270 W power (Stage 2)
Stage 1
1. Press the power button once.
x1
2. Enter the desired time by rotating the TIMER/WEIGHT knob
clockwise until 5:00 is displayed.
3. Check the display:
Stage 2
1. Press the power button 4 times.
x4
2. Enter the desired cooking time by rotating the TIMER/ WEIGHT knob
clockwise until 16:00 is displayed.
3. Press the START/QUICK button.
x1
4. Check the display:
The oven will begin to cook for 5 minutes at 900 W, and then for 16
minutes at 270 W.
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Microwave operation
Auto cook & auto defrost operation
AUTO COOK and AUTO DEFROST automatically work out the correct cooking mode
and cooking time. You can choose from 6 AUTO COOK and 2 AUTO
DEFROST menus.
Auto Cook
Food
Beverage
Boiled Potatoes/
Jacket Potatoes
Frozen Vegetables
Fresh Vegetables
Frozen Ready Meals
Fish Fillet with Sauce
Symbol
Example: To cook 0.3 kg of boiled potatoes.
1. Select the menu required by pressing the AUTO COOK button twice.
x2
2. Turn the TIMER/WEIGHT knob until 0.3 kg is displayed.
3. Press the START/QUICK button.
x1
4. Check the display:
When action is required (e.g. to turn food over) the oven stops and the audible
bell sounds, remaining cooking time and the indicator will flash on the display. To
continue cooking, press the START/QUICK button. At the end of the Auto cook
time, the programme will automatically stop. The audible bell sounds and the
cooking symbol will flash. After 1 minute and a reminder beep, the time of day
will be displayed.
Microwave operation
Auto Defrost
Food
Meat/Fish/Poultry
Bread
Symbol
Example: To defrost 0.2 kg of bread.
1. Select the menu required by pressing the AUTO DEFROST button
twice.
x2
2. Turn the TIMER/WEIGHT knob until 0.2 is displayed.
3. Press the START/QUICK button.
x1
4. Check the display:
When action is required (e.g. to turn food over) the oven stops and the audible
bell sounds, remaining cooking time and the indicator will flash on the display. To
continue cooking, press the START/QUICK button. At the end of the Auto defrost
time, the programme will automatically stop. The audible bell sounds and the
cooking symbol will flash. After 1 minute and a reminder beep, the time of day
will be displayed.
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Programme charts
Programme charts
Auto cook & auto defrost charts
Auto cook
Beverage
(Tea/Coffee)
Weight (increasing
unit) / Utensils
Button
Procedure
1-6 cups
1 cup = 200 ml
• Place cup towards edge of turntable.
x1
Boiled and
jacket potatoes
0,2 - 1,0 kg (100 g)
Bowl and lid
Frozen
vegetables
0,1 - 0,8 kg (100 g)
Bowl and lid
Boiled Potatoes: Peel the potatoes and cut them into
similar sized pieces.
x2 Jacket Potatoes: Choose potatoes of similar size and
wash them.
• Put the boiled or jacket potatoes in a bowl.
• Add the required amount of water (per 100 g), approx
2 tbsp and a little salt.
• Cover with a lid.
• When the audible bell sounds, stir and re-cover.
• After cooking, stand for approx. 2 min.
• Add 1 tbsp water per 100 g and salt as desired. (For
mushrooms no additional water is necessary.)
x3 • Cover with lid.
• When the audible bell sounds, stir and re-cover. •
After cooking, stand for approx. 2 min.
Important: If frozen vegetables are compacted together,
cook manually.
• Cut into small pieces, e.g. strips, cubes or slices.
• Add 1 tbsp water per 100 g and salt as desired. (For
mushrooms no additional water is necessary.)
x4
• Cover with a lid.
• When the audible bell sounds, stir and re-cover.
• After cooking, stand for approx. 2 min.
• Transfer meal to suitable microwave-proof dish.
• Add some liquid if recommended by the manufacturer.
x5 • Cover with lid.
• Cook without cover if the manufacturer instructs.
• When the audible bell sounds, stir and re-cover.
• After cooking, stir and stand for approx. 2 min.
Fresh vegetables 0,1 - 0,8 kg (100 g)
Bowl and lid
Frozen ready
meals (stirrable)
0,3 kg - 1,0 kg (100 g)
Bowl and lid
Fish fillet
with sauce
0,5 kg - 1,5 kg* (100 g)
Gratin dish and
microwave cling film
Important:Chilled foods are cooked from 5
• See recipes for “Fish fillet with sauce” on page 22. *
x6
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Total weight of all ingredients.
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C, frozen foods are cooked from -18 C.
Programme charts
Auto defrost
Weight (increasing
unit) / Utensils
Meat, fish
poultry
0,2 - 1,0 kg (100 g)
Flan dish
Button
Procedure
x1
(Whole fish, fish
steaks, fish fillets,
chicken legs,
chicken breast,
minced meat,
steak, chops,
burgers, sausages)
Bread
0,1 - 1,0 kg (100 g)
Flan dish
x2
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• Place the food in a flan dish in the centre of the
turntable.
• When the audible bell sounds, turn the food over,
rearrange and separate. Shield thin parts and warm
spots with aluminium foil.
• After defrosting, wrap in aluminium foil for 15-45
min, until thoroughly defrosted.
Note: Not suitable for whole poultry.
• Minced meat: When the audible bell sounds, turn
the food over. Remove the defrosted parts if possible.
• Distribute in a flan dish in the centre of the turntable.
For 1,0 kg distribute directly on the turntable.
• When the audible bell sounds, turn over, rearrange
and remove defrosted slices.
• After defrosting cover in aluminium foil and stand for 5-15
min, until thoroughly defrosted.
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Important:Chilled foods are cooked from 5 C, frozen foods are cooked from -18 C.
Note:
• 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 &
defrost charts, use manual operation.
• The final temperature will vary according to the initial temperature. Check food is piping
hot after cooking.
• When action is required (e.g. to turn food over) the oven stops and the audible bell
sounds, remaining cooking time and the indicator will flash on the
display. To continue cooking, press the START/QUICK button.
• After microwave mode the cooling fan may come on.
• If the clock is not set the ‘Econ’ mode will come on approx 3 minutes after
cooking is finished.
Important: 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. The poultry should be processed immediately after defrosting.
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Programme charts
Recipes for auto cook
Fish fillet with piquant sauce
1. Mix ingredients for the sauce.
2. Place the fish fillet in a round 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, “Fish Fillet with Sauce”.
5. After cooking, stand for approx. 2 min.
0,5 kg 1,0 kg 1,5 kg
175 g 350 g 525 g canned tomatoes (drained)
50 g
100 g 150 g corn
5g
10 g
15 g chilli sauce
15 g
30 g
45 g onion (finely chopped)
1 tbsp 1-2 tbsp 2-3 tbsp red wine vinegar
mustard, thyme and
cayenne pepper
250 g 500 g 750 g fish fillet
salt
Fish fillet with curry sauce
1. Place the fish fillet in a round 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, “Fish Fillet with Sauce”.
4. After cooking, stand for approx. 2 min.
0,5 kg 1,0 kg 1,5 kg
250 g 500 g 750 g fish fillet
salt
50 g
100 g 150 g banana (sliced)
200 g 400 g 600 g ready made curry sauce
Programme charts 23
Cooking charts
Abbreviations used
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Cup = cupful
KG = kilogram
g = gram
l = litre
ml = millilitre
cm = centimetre
min = minutes
Heating food & drink
Food/
Drink
Quantity
-g/ml-
Power
-Level-
Time
-Min-
Milk
1 cup
Water 1 cup
6 cups
1 dish
One plate meal
(vegetables, meat and
trimmings)
Soup / stew
Vegetables
150
150
900
1000
400
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
approx. 1
approx. 2
8-10
9-11
4-6
do not cover
do not cover
do not cover
do not cover
sprinkle some water onto the sauce, cover, stir halfway
through heating
200
200
500
200
200
150
190
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
900 W
450 W
450 W
1-2
2-3
3-5
approx. 3
3-5
1/2-1
1/2-1
50
900 W
1/2
cover, stir after heating
if necessary add some water, cover, stir halfway through
heating
thinly spread sauce over the top, cover
cover
place in a flan dish
transfer into a suitable microwaveable container, after
heating stir well and test the temperature
cover
100
450 W
3-4
stir occasionally
Meat, 1 slice*
Fish fillet*
Cake, 1 slice
Baby food, 1 jar
Melting margarine
or butter*
Melting chocolate
Method
* from chilled
Defrosting
Food
Quantity
-g-
Power
-Level-
Time
-Min-
Goulash
Cake, 1 slice
Fruit e.g. cherries
strawberries,
raspberries, plums
500
150
250
270 W
270 W
270 W
8-9
1-3
3-5
Method
Standing
time
-Minstir halfway through defrosting
10-30
place in a flan dish
5
spread out evenly, turn over halfway through defrosting
5
The times shown in the table are guidelines which may vary according to freezing temperature, quality and weight of the
foodstuffs.
Programme charts
24
Defrosting & cooking
Food
Quantity
-g-
Power
-Level-
Time
-Min-
Fish fillet
One plate meal
300
400
900 W
900 W
9-11
8-10
Method
cover
cover, stir after 6 minutes
Standing
time
-Min2
2
Cooking meat & fish
Food
Quantity
-g-
Power
-Level-
Time
-Min-
Method
Standing
time
-Min-
Roasts
(pork, veal,
lamb)
Roast beef
(medium)
Fish fillet
1000
1500
630 W
630 W
34-38
53-58
season to taste, place in a shallow flan dish, turn over
halfway through cooking
10
10
1000
1500
200
630 W
630 W
900 W
20-24
27-31
4-6
season to taste, place in a flan dish, turn over halfway
through cooking
season to taste, place in a flan dish, cover
10
10
3
Recipes
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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
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.
Onion soup
1. Grease the bowl, add the sliced onion, meat stock
and seasoning. Cover and cook.
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 and cook.
1-3 min. 900 W
Utensils Bowl with lid (2 l capacity)
4 soup bowls (200 ml)
10 g
100 g
800 ml
2 slices
40 g
butter or margarine
onions, sliced
meat stock
salt and pepper
bread
grated cheese
Sole fillets
1. Wash the fish and pat them dry. Remove any bones. 2.
Cut the lemon and tomatoes into thin slices. 3. Grease the
oven dish with butter. Place the fish
fillets in the dish and drizzle with vegetable oil.
4. Sprinkle parsley over the dish, 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 pats of butter on top of the lemon,
cover and cook.
11-13 min. 630 W
After cooking, stand for approx. 2 min.
Utensils Shallow oval oven dish with
microwave cling film (approx. 26 cm
long)
400 g
sole fillets
1
lemon, whole
150 g
tomatoes
10 g
butter
1 tbsp
vegetable oil
1 tbsp
parsley, chopped
salt and pepper
4 tbsp
white wine
20 g
butter or margarine
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Recipes
Zürich veal stew
1. Cut the veal into strips.
2. Grease the dish with the butter. Put the meat and
onion 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. Stir the mixture after cooking, stand for approx.
5 min. Garnish with parsley.
Utensils Dish with lid (2 l capacity)
600 g
veal fillet
10 g
butter or margarine
50 g
onion, finely chopped
100 ml white wine
seasoned gravy browning, for approx.
1/2 litre gravy
300 ml cream
1 tbsp
parsley, chopped
Stuffed ham
1. Mix the spinach with the cheese and fromage frais,
season to taste.
2. Place a teaspoon of the filling on top of each slice
of cooked ham, and roll up. Spear with a wooden
skewer to fasten it.
3. Make a béchamel sauce: to do this, pour the water
and cream into a bowl and heat.
2-4 min. 900 W
Mix the flour and butter to make a roux, add to the
liquid, and whisk until dissolved. Cover, cook until
thick.
1-2 min. 900 W
Stir and taste.
4. Place the sauce into the greased dish, place the
filled rolls of ham onto the sauce and cook with lid.
12-14 min. 630 W
After cooking, stand for approx. 5 min.
Utensils Bowl with lid (2 l capacity)
Oval gratin dish (approx. 26 cm long)
150 g
150 g
50 g
8 slices
125 ml
125 ml
20 g
20 g
10 g
leaf spinach, chopped
fromage frais, 20 % fat content
Emmental cheese, grated
pepper and paprika
cooked ham (400 g)
water
cream
flour
butter or margarine
butter or margarine to grease the dish
Spicy turkey fricassee
1. Grease the dish.
2. Mix the rice with the saffron and place in the dish.
Mix in the onion, pepper, leek and the turkey breast
and season. Dot with butter.
3. Pour the stock over the dish, cover and cook.
4-6 min. 900 W
16-19 min. 270 W
After cooking, stand for approx. 5 min.
Utensils Oval dish with lid (approx. 26 cm
long)
120 g
long grain rice
1 pack
saffron
10 g
butter or margarine
50 g
onion, sliced
100 g
red pepper, sliced
100 g
leek, sliced
300 g
turkey breast, diced
pepper and paprika
20 g
butter or margarine
300 ml meat stock
Recipes
27
Lasagne
1. Chop the tomatoes, mix with the ham and onion,
garlic, minced beef and tomato puree. Season, cover and
cook.
5-8 min. 900 W
2. Mix the crème fraiche with the milk, Parmesan
cheese, herbs, oil and spices.
3. Grease the dish and cover the bottom with about 1/3
of the pasta. Put half of the minced meat mixture
on the pasta and pour on some sauce. Repeat and
finish with the remaining pasta. Cover the pasta
with sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Cook with the lid on.
13-17 min. 630 W
After cooking, stand for approx. 5-10 min.
Utensils
300 g
50 g
50 g
1
250 g
2 tbsp
150 ml
100 ml
50 g
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
125 g
1 tbsp
Bowl with lid (2 l capacity)
Shallow square gratin dish with lid
(approx. 20 x 20 x 6 cm)
tinned tomatoes
ham, chopped
onion, finely chopped
clove of garlic, crushed
minced beef
tomato puree
salt and pepper
crème fraiche
milk
Parmesan cheese, grated
mixed chopped herbs
olive oil
vegetable oil to grease the dish
lasagne verde
Parmesan cheese, grated
Bacon risotto
1. Grease the dish. Place the onions and bacon in the
dish, cover, and cook.
2-3 min. 900 W
2. Add the rice, meat stock, cook.
3-5 min. 900 W
15-17 min. 270 W
After cooking, stand for approx. 5 min.
3. Mix the cheese with the saffron into the rice and
season to taste.
Utensils
Bowl with lid (2 l capacity)
50 g
20 g
50 g
200 g
400 ml
70 g
pinch
streaky bacon, chopped
butter or margarine
onion, finely chopped
rissotto rice (Arboris)
meat stock
Emmental cheese
saffron
salt and pepper
Utensils
Bowl with lid (2 l capacity)
Bowl with lid (1 l capacity)
whole pears, peeled (600 g)
sugar
vanilla sugar
pear liqueur
water
dark chocolate, chopped
crème fraiche
Pears in chocolate sauce
1. Place the sugar, vanilla sugar, pear liqueur and water
into the bowl, stir, cover and cook.
1-2 min. 900 W
2. Place the pears into the liquid, cover and cook.
5-8 min. 900 W
Take the pears out of the cooking liquid, and place in the
refrigerator.
3. Pour 50 ml of the cooking liquid into the smaller bowl.
Add the chocolate and crème fraiche, cover, and cook.
2-3 min. 900 W
4. Stir the sauce well, pour over the pears and serve.
4
60 g
10 g
1 tbsp
150 ml
130 g
100 g
28
Recipes
Semolina pudding with raspberry sauce
1. Place the milk, sugar and almonds in the bowl,
cover and cook.
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.
4. To make the sauce, wash and dry the raspberries,
and place into a bowl with the water and sugar.
Cover and heat.
2-3 min. 900 W
5. Purée the raspberries and serve with the semolina
pudding.
Utensils Bowl with lid (2 l capacity)
4 Ramekin dishes
500 ml milk
40 g
sugar
15 g
chopped almonds
50 g
semolina
1
egg yolk
1 tbsp
water
1
egg white
raspberries
250 g
50 ml
water
40 g
sugar
Cheesecake
1. In a bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa, baking
powder and sugar.
2. Add the egg and butter and mix in a food processor.
3. Grease the tin. Roll out the dough and line the tin,
leaving 2 cm around the edges to form a rim. Bake
the pastry.
6-8 min. 630 W
4. Whisk the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Slowly whisk in the eggs. Add the fromage frais and
the powdered vanilla pudding mix.
5. Spread the filling over the cheesecake base and cook.
15-19 min. 630 W
Utensils Spring form tin (approx. 26 cm
diameter)
Base:
300 g
flour
1 tbsp
cocoa
10 g
baking powder
150 g
sugar
1
egg
10 g
butter or margarine to grease the tin
Filling:
150 g
butter or margarine
100 g
sugar
10 g
vanilla sugar
3
eggs
400 g
fromage frais, 20 % fat content
40 g
powdered vanilla pudding mix
Chocolate cake
1. Grease the dish.
2. Whisk the butter and sugar together until light
and fluffy. Slowly whisk in the eggs, fold in the
flour, baking powder and cocoa. Add milk, mix
thoroughly and cook.
8-10 min. 630 W
3 After cooking, allow the cake to cool for 10 min, in
the dish.
Utensils Round cake dish (diameter 21 cm
height 10 cm)
175 g
butter or margarine
175 g
sugar
3
eggs
175 g
flour
1 tsp
baking powder
20 g
cocoa
50 ml
milk
Care & cleaning
29
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.
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.
Turntable & 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. Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to
clean the oven door glass since they can scratch the surface, which may result in shattering of the
glass.
Important: A steam cleaner should not be used.
Reduced power level
Important:
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 90 seconds, 900 W power
can be reset.
Cooking mode
Microwave 900 W
Standard time
20 minutes
Reduced power level
Microwave - 630 W
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What to do if . . . & Specifications
What to do if . . .
Problem
The microwave appliance is
not working properly ?
The microwave mode is not
working ?
The turntable is not turning ?
The microwave will not
switch off ?
The interior light is not
working ?
The food is taking longer to
heat through and cook than
before ?
Check if . . .
•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 door is properly closed.
• The door seals and their surfaces are clean.
• The START/QUICK-button has been pressed.
•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.
•Isolate the appliance from the fuse box.
•Contact your local Service Force Centre.
•Call your local Service Force Centre. The interior light bulb can be
exchanged only by trained Service Force Technicians.
•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.
Specifications
AC Line Voltage
AC Power required:
Output power:
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimensions:
Cavity Dimensions
Oven Capacity
Turntable
Weight
Oven lamp
Microwave
Microwave
230 - 240 V, 50 Hz, single phase
1.3 kW
900 W (IEC 60705)
2450 MHz * (Group 2 / Class B)
MC2662E 594 mm (W) x 459 mm (H) x 404 mm (D)
342 mm (W) x 207 mm (H) x 368 mm (D) **
26 litres **
ø 325 mm, glass
approx. 19 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 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC.
SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AS PART OF CONTINUOUS
IMPROVEMENT
Installation
31
Installation
The microwave can be fitted in position A or B:
Position
Niche size
W D H
A
B
560 x 550 x 450
560 x 500 x 450
Position A
Position B
Measurements in (mm)
Conventional
oven
Installing the appliance
1. Remove all packaging and check carefully for any
signs of damage.
2. 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.
3. Ensure the appliance is stable and not leaning.
Ensure that a 4 mm gap is kept between the
cupboard door above and the top of the frame
(see diagram).
Fixing Option 1:
Fix the oven in position with the screws provided. The
fixing points are located on the top and bottom corners
of the oven.
Fixing Option 2:
Please see the template sheet supplied with this oven.
4 mm
32
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. Or it should be
possible to isolate the oven from the supply by incorporating a
switch in the fixed wiring in accordance with the wiring rules.
• The socket should not be positioned behind the cupboard.
• The best position is above the cupboard, see (A).
• Connect the appliance to a single phase 230 - 240 V/50 Hz
alternating current via a correctly installed earth socket.
• If the appliance is to be operated in a non-European
country, the supply voltage, current type and frequency of
the appliance indicated on the rating plate must
correspond with the specification of your power supply.
The rating plate can be found on the inside face of the control panel.
• 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.
(A)
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, it must be cut off and the appropriate plug fitted.
• Remove the fuse from the cut off plug. The cut off plug should then be
disposed of to prevent the hazard of shocks in case it should be plugged into a 13
Amp socket in another part of your home.
Installation
33
IMPORTANT
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
GREEN AND YELLOW EARTH
BLUE
NEUTRAL
BROWN
LIVE
If you fit your own plug, the colours of the wires in the mains lead of your
appliance may not correspond with the markings identifying the terminals in
your plug, proceed as follows:
• Connect the green and yellow (earth) wire to the terminal in the plug which is
marked with the letter ”E” or the earth symbol (
) or coloured green and
yellow.
• Connect the blue (neutral) wire to the terminal in the plug which is marked
with the letter ”N” or coloured black.
• Connect the brown (live) wire to the terminal in the plug which is marked
with the letter ”L” or coloured red.
GREEN & YELLOW
BLUE
34
Environmental information
Environmental 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.
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product
may not be treated as household waste. Instead it should be taken to the
appropriate 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 council, your household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
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