MC2662E User Manual Microwave Oven PERFEKT IN FORM UND FUNKTION 2 Dear Customer Thank you for choosing one of our high-quality products. With this appliance you will experience the perfect combination of functional design and cutting edge technology. Convince yourself that our appliances are engineered to deliver the best performance and control - indeed we are setting the highest standards of excellence. In addition to this you find environmental and energy saving aspects as an integral part of our products. To ensure optimal and regular performance of your appliance please read this instruction manual carefully. It will enable you to navigate all processes perfectly and most efficiently. To refer to this manual any time you need to, we recommend you to keep it in a safe place. And please pass it to any future owner of the appliance. We wish you much joy with your new appliance. 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In the eventof malfunctioning,pleasefollowtheinstructionsgivenin thesection«Whatto do if...» Contents 3 Contents Important safety instructions 4 Appliance overview Microwave oven & accessories Control panel 8 8 9 Before first use Econ mode Setting the clock Adjusting the time when the clock is set Using the STOP button Child safety lock 10 10 10 11 11 11 Microwave cooking advice Food characteristics Cooking techniques Microwave safe cookware 12 12 12 13 Microwave operation Microwave cooking Manual defrosting Microwave power levels Kitchen timer Add 30 seconds Plus & minus Multiple sequence cooking Auto cook & auto defrost operation 14 14 14 14 15 16 16 17 18 Programme charts Auto cook & auto defrost charts Recipes for auto cook Cooking charts 20 20 22 23 Recipes 25 Care & cleaning 29 What to do if . . . 30 Specifications 30 Installation 31 Environmental information 34 Service & spare parts 35 Guarantee information 36 4 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 5 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. 6 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 7 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. 8 Appliance overview Appliance overview Microwave oven & accessories 1 2 3 4 8 7 6 5 9 1. Front trim 2. Oven lamp 3. Control panel 13 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. 10 11 12 1 2 Appliance overview 9 Control panel 1 Digital display indicators Microwave Clock Cooking stages Plus/Minus Auto defrost bread Auto defrost Weight 1 2 3 4 5 2 AUTO COOK indicators 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 AUTO COOK button AUTO DEFROST button POWER LEVEL button TIMER/WEIGHT knob START/QUICK button STOP button DOOR OPENING button 6 7 8 9 10 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 11 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. 12 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 13 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. 14 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 15 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. 16 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. 17 18 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. 19 20 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 o Total weight of all ingredients. o 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 o 21 • 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. o 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. 22 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 25 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 26 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 30 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.