AEG MCC 663 Microwave Oven User Manual

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AUS ERFAHRUNG GUT
MCC 663
Microwave oven
UK
Instruction manual
UK
Dear customer,
Thank you for buying an AEG microwave oven and putting your trust in the
AEG brand name.
Before using your AEG microwave oven for the first time, please read the
instruction book thoroughly. This will enable you to take advantage of all the
features that the appliance offers. It will also ensure trouble-free operation
and minimize unnecessary service calls.
Important information concerning your safety or the operation of your appliance is noted by this symbol and/or mentions words such as «Warning»,
«Take care». Be sure to follow all instructions carefully.
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Throughout the manual, this symbol guides you step by step when operating
the appliance.
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Contents
Important information
Ecologically responsible disposal of packaging
and old appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety Instructions
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For trouble-free and safe operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Microwaves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grill / convection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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General operating instructions
Suitable ovenware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What else to note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Product Description
The appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Before using the appliance
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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“At a glance” operating instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Contents
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Modes of operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Microwave only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notes on microwave power levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quick-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Defrost programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Combined grill and microwave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Convection cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Combined convection and microwave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preset programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Child lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kitchen timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cooking charts and Tips
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Practical tips for use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tips on microwaving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Test procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Combined Microwave and Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tips on roasting and grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Baking with the convection function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Baking tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cleaning and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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What to do if... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Service and Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CustomerCare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guarantee conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
European Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Important information
Ecologically responsible disposal of packaging
materials and old appliances
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Packaging materials
AEG microwave ovens require effective packaging to protect them during
transportation. Only the minimum packaging necessary is used.
Packaging materials (e.g. foil or styrofoam) can place children at risk.
Danger of suffocation. Keep packaging material away from children.
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All packaging materials used are environment friendly and can be recycled.
The cardboard is made from recycled paper and the wooden parts are
untreated. Plastic items are marked as follows :
«PE» polyethylene eg packaging film
«PS» polystyrene eg packaging (CFC-free)
«PP» polypropylene eg packaging straps
By using and re-using the packaging, raw materials are saved and waste
volume is reduced.
Packaging should be taken to your nearest recycling centre. Contact your
local council for information.
Disposal of old appliances
Old appliances should be made safe before disposal by removing the plug,
and cutting off and disposing of the power cable.
It should then be taken to the nearest recycling centre. Check with your
local Council or Environmental Health Office to see if there are facilities in
your area for recycling the appliance.
Installation
The oven should be set at least 85 cm above floor level. Leave sufficient
space around the oven : 5 cm between the sides of the oven and any walls
or objects, 14 cm above the oven and 10 cm behind the oven. Make sure
that nothing obstructs the ventilation louvres at the back of the appliance
and that the electrical plug will be accessible after installation. Please refer
to the installation manual included with your oven for further instructions.
Electrical connections
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• WARNING! THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
The manufacturer declines any liability should this safety measure not
be observed.
This appliance complies with the following EC Directives :
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC, Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC with amendment
90/683/EEC and the CE marking Directive 93/68/EEC.
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Safety instructions
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General
• The appliance should only be operated with the turntable and turntable
support inserted.
• Only suitable microwave ovenware should be used.
• To protect the appliance against corrosion from moisture (condensation) in
the cavity or on the door, wipe these areas dry after each use.
• Do not leave the appliance unattended when warming or cooking food in
disposable containers made of plastic, paper, or other flammable materials due
to fire hazard.
• If smoke is observed, keep the oven door closed, disconnect the power supply
and contact your local AEG Service Force Centre. Never use the microwave
oven if it is not functioning properly.
• This appliance complies with all relevant safety instructions. In order to
maintain the safety of the appliance, repairs should only be carried out by
an AEG Service Force Centre.
WARNING: it is dangerous for anyone other than qualified personnel to make
any repairs requiring removal of the cover providing protection from exposure
to microwave energy. In the case of any defect or breakdown, please therefore
contact your local AEG approved retailer or the AEG Service Force Centre
• Should the door seals and/or door seal surfaces, cord or plug be damaged,
the appliance should not be operated until it has been repaired by the AEG
Service Force Centre.
• Damaged appliance parts can only be replaced by exactly the same make of
parts. Special tools are required for this operation.
• WARNING: This appliance is designed to be operated by adults. Do not allow
children to use the microwave oven without supervision unless they have been
thoroughly instructed in the proper use and the dangers of improper
operation.
• In order to evacuate moisture, your appliance is fitted with a delayed
ventilation function. Depending on the applied cooking mode (solo / grill /
combination), the oven ventilation will continue to operate after the cooking
end. It switches off automatically after 3 minutes.
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For trouble free and safe operation
• Never jam anything between the door and the door frame.
• Always keep the door seals and their surfaces clean.
• Do not keep any flammable items in the microwave. They could ignite when
the unit is switched on.
• Switch the appliance on only when the food has been placed inside the
cooking space, as it could overload if there is no food present.
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Microwaves
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• Whenever heating liquid, please also place a teaspoon in the container to
avoid delayed boiling.
During delayed boiling, the boiling temperature is attained without the
typical steam bubbles rising. When the container is shaken, even gently, the
liquid may then suddenly vigorously boil over or spurt - with the risk of
scalding the user.
• Food with «skin» or «peel», such as potatoes, tomatoes, sausages, and the
like, should be pierced with a fork so that any steam present can escape
and the food will not burst.
• Make sure that a minimum temperature of 70°C is attained for the cooking
or heating of food. Never use a mercury or liquid thermometer for measuring the temperature of the food.
• Baby food in jars or bottles should always be heated without a lid or top,
and well stirred or shaken after heating, to ensure uniform distribution of
the heat. Always check the temperature before feeding your child.
• The hot food in a microwave oven will heat up the ovenware. For this
reason always use oven gloves for handling hot dishes.
• Never cook your food for too long or at too high a power setting. Some
areas of the food can dry out or even ignite.
• Do not use porcelain or ceramic crockery, or porous earthenware (e.g. on
the handles or unglazed bases) in your microwave as these types of dishes
can absorb moisture from the food as it is cooking. This can cause vapour
pressure to build up which could shatter the dish.
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Do not use your microwave oven for the following :
• to boil eggs or escargots in their shells, as they will burst. Eggs can be
poached in a microwave oven as long as the yolks are pricked.
• to heat large quantities of cooking oil (fondue or deep frying) and drinks
containing a high percentage of alcohol - there is danger of spontaneous combustion!
• to heat unopened cans, bottles, etc.
• to dry animals, textiles or paper.
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MICROWAVE OUTPUT POWER : 900 W
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Grill / convection functions
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• The viewing window heats up during grilling and convection cooking (and
in combination with microwave cooking), so keep small children away from
the appliance.
• The cooking area, the grill heating elements, the rack, and the turntable
become very hot during all modes. Make sure to use an oven mitt to handle
dishes, and remember to use only ovenproof cookware such as ceramic
dishes or heat resistant glass.
Take care not to be burned!
• Preheat your oven only when grilling or using the convection functions,
never when microwaving nor in the combined modes of microwave + grill
or microwave + convection cooking.
The grill folds down for easy cleaning :
1 Horizontal position: for cooking au gratin, food laid flat,
e.g. sausages
2 Vertical position : exclusively for cleaning the oven.
Always allow the grill to cool off for 25 minutes before
touching it.
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Grill
Positions
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General operating instructions
Suitable ovenware
Ovenware material
Mode of operation
Micro- Convecwave
tion
Ovenproof glass and ceramic dishes
(without any metal parts, e.g. Pyrex,
oven-to-tableware, pie dish)
Grill
Combination
X
X
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Non ovenproof glass and porcelain
(e.g. table crockery 1)
X
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Glass ceramic and vitroceramic
made of fire/frostproof material
(e.g. Arcoflam)
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Ovenproof earthenware 2)
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Plastic, heat-resistant up to
200°C 3)
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X 3)
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X 3)
Paper, cardboard
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Cling film
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Microwaveable roasting bag 4)
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X 4)
Metal roasting pans, e.g. enamel
or cast-iron dishes
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Black-lacquered or siliconecoated baking tins
X suitable
- non suitable
1) excluding silver, gold, platinum or metal decoration
2) does not include glaze containing metal
3) please note the maximum temperature stated by the manufacturer
4) convection + microwave combined function
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What else to note...
• Food comes in all shapes, sizes and textures. The quantities also vary. For
these reasons the time and amount of energy needed to defrost, heat or
cook will also vary. As a general rule :
Double the quantity/weight = nearly * double the time
*Please refer to the cooking charts. To be on the safe side, always select the
shorter cooking time. Then extend the time as necessary.
• Microwaves work by making the food itself heat up. Because of this, not all
areas of the food will be heated at the same time. When heating larger
quantities of food, it is particularly important to stir or turn them over.
• “Standing time” is referred to in the cooking charts. This is the time you
should leave the food to stand without power (either inside or outside the
appliance). This ensures even distribution of heat throughout the food.
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Product Description
The appliance
B D
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A
C
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F
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A Control panel
B Door seal
C Door latch and catch
D Viewing window
E Grill
F Turntable
G Roller ring
H Drive shaft
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The control panel
A Display for time of day, function,
programme length, power level,
temperature, weight, food type,
etc.
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B Selector knob to set the clock, the
programme length, the weight
when using automatic programmes,
the temperature for the convection
functions or the end-time to preset a programme.
C CONVECTION button to cook as
with a traditional oven or combined with microwave power for
speedy results.
D TURNTABLE OFF button to stop
the turntable from revolving.
E GRILL button to set the grill
functions.
B
C
D
E
F
G
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F AUTO DEFROST button for automatic defrosting programmes.
G PAUSE/CLEAR button to interrupt a programme (press once) or
to cancel (press twice).
H MICROWAVE button to select
the microwave power level.
I PRESET PROGRAMME button to
set a programme in advance.
J START button to start the selected
function and to switch on QUICKSTART.
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The display
12:30
200
The display guides you in programming with the following symbols:
convection
turntable off
convection Microwave
Grill
+ microwave
+ microwave
choice of food type for automatic defrosting
Grill
defrosting symbol
weight in grams for automatic programming
clock time
temperature for
convection
end time for presetting
programme
wattage of microwave
power levels
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Product Description
Accessories
The turntable and turntable support should be installed as
shown in the diagram.
Take care to ensure the turntable support is properly in place.
The turntable may turn clockwise or counterclockwise during
operation.
Do not try to rotate the roller ring manually, as you could
damage the drive mechanism. If it does not turn smoothly,
make sure that there is nothing in the well beneath the
turntable.
Folding rack
The rack :
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with the grill or grill + microwave functions :
choose the rack level according to the dish you wish
to grill :
- high position to brown shallow dishes, such as pies
- low position as required for other dishes, eg. roasts.
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To fold down the rack ➥ :
Push in the hooked ends and fold the bars
in towards the centre.
➡
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with the convection or convection + microwave functions :
always set your dishes on the rack folded down to
low
the low position.
Make sure that the rack is well centered on the turntable.
high
position
position
(folded)
Never set any metal dish on the rack when using the
microwave, grill + microwave or convection + microwave functions.
Nevertheless you may heat up food in an aluminium tray
provided you place a plate between the tray and the rack.
Glass pie dish
The glass pie dish : it may be used for all pastries, quiches, and
pizzas, or as a roasting pan.
It may also be placed beneath the rack to catch drippings.
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Before using the appliance
Cleaning
Wipe over the front of the appliance with a damp cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaning
agents (these can damage the surface).
For stainless steel fronts use a suitable stainless steel cleaning agent that leaves a
protective film against fingerprints.
Before you first use the appliance, remove all the accessories (including the turntable
and turntable support) from the cooking area. Wash the accessories in warm water and
washing up liquid. Wipe clean the cooking space with a soft, damp cloth.
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Setting the clock
Example: 12:15 hrs
1. Plug the appliance into the mains. «12:00» together with
the clock symbol
flashes in the display.
12:00
2. Set the time of day, e.g.12:15 with the selector knob 1).
Press START, the appliance is now ready for use.
1)
12:15
The selector knob can be turned clockwise (to increase) or
counterclockwise (to decrease).
The time of day can be corrected at any moment by opening
the door, pressing the START button for 5 seconds, turning the
selector knob to the correct time and setting by pressing
START again.
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«At a glance» operating instructions
Action
Comments
1. Place food in the cooking space.
2. Shut the door.
The door will click audibly when it is
properly shut. If the door is not shut
properly, the appliance will not function.
3. Select according to the instructions
given on the following pages.
Turn the time button clockwise to
increase or counter-clockwise to
decrease time. 1)
4. If required : switch off the turntable
When the turntable has been switched
off, the corresponding symbol appears in
the display. The turntable should only be
turned off when using ovenware that is
larger than the turntable and is in
danger of jamming.
2).
5. Press the START button
6. End of cooking sequence.
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The appliance starts. The selected cooking
time is displayed, and begins to count
down backwards in seconds. The symbol
corresponding to the selected function
is displayed.
The end of the cooking sequence is
indicated by a triple bell. The appliance
and the interior light will switch off, 00:00
flashes in the display. The bell is repeated
every 30 seconds for five minutes or until
the door is opened, after which the time
of day is again displayed.
1)
If the oven is not started within 4 minutes, the settings are automatically
cancelled ; time of day reappears in the display.
2)
During operation the turntable is always switched on. You may switch it off
during operation by pressing the STOP-TURNTABLE button
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Action
• Open the door e.g. for stirring.
The appliance and interior lighting switch off.
•Shut the door and press the START
button .
The selected settings remain. The remaining time counts down automatically.
•Press the CLEAR button
once.
All programmes underway will be
momentarily interrupted.
•Press the CLEAR button
twice.
The operating functions will be broken
off prematurely. The appliance and the
interior lighting switch off. Time of day is
displayed.
•Modify the selected cooking time:
turn the selector knob clockwise or
counterclockwise.
The cooking time in the display changes
when turning the selector knob. 1)
•Modify the selected microwave power:
press the MICROWAVE button till the
desired level appears in the display.
The new power setting is displayed. The
cooking process continues with the new
power setting.
•Operation of the grill by pressing the
GRILL button
.
The grill symbol
is displayed. (also refer
to chapter “Combination grill + microwave”)
•Programming convection cooking by
pressing the CONVECTION button
.
The corresponding convection symbol
and 150°) are displayed. (also refer to
chapter “Combination convection +
microwave”)
1)
If the new selection reaches « 00:00 » in the display, the cooking time is over and
the triple bell sounds, announcing the end of the programme. The appliance and the
interior lighting switch off. During a cooking process, the cooking time can be
increased to a maximum of 60 minutes for all programmes except convection
cooking which may be set up to 90 minutes.
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Modes of operation
The appliance features the following functions:
Microwave
In this mode, microwaves generate heat directly in the food. This
mode is highly suitable for warming, for example, ready cooked
food and drinks, the defrosting of meat or vegetables, and for
cooking food like fish and vegetables.
Grilling
Heat is generated by a grilling element set in the roof of the oven.
This is particularly suitable for toasting and grilling e.g. steaks and
sausages.
Convection cooking
A fan in the back wall of the oven circulates the air around a circular heating element allowing you to cook as with a traditional
oven.
Combination modes
The microwave mode can be used together with the grill or
convection function. Dishes will be cooked more quickly, whilst
being crisp and brown at the same time.
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Modes of operation
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Microwave Only
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How to set
Example: 1 minute 15 seconds on microwave output level 700 W
1. Press the MICROWAVE button
, 900W and the
microwave symbol appear in the display together
with the clock symbol
and 00:00. Set the
microwave power by pressing the MICROWAVE
button till the desired microwave power is displayed,
e.g. one additional time for 700W.
00:00
900
00:00
700
2. Set the required cooking time by turning the selector
knob. The chosen time appears in the display.
01:15
700
3. Press the START button. The selected time starts to
count down, the clock symbol disappears.
01:14
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You may modify the microwave power setting and/ or
the programme length during the programme.
Cooking times can be set as follows :
from 0 to 2 min in 5-second steps
from 2 to 5 min in 10-second steps
from 5 to 10 min in 20-second steps
from 10 to 20 min in 30-second steps
starting from 21 min in 1-min steps
Maximum programme length is 60 minutes.
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Metal items must be kept at least 2 cm from the cavity wall and the oven
door whenever microwaving.
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Notes on microwave power levels
The following list shows you the power settings and what they can be
used for during microwave operation :
900 Watt
- heating liquids
700 Watt
- to start a cooking sequence, start roasting,
stewing, etc.
- cooking vegetables
- cooking dishes
- defrosting and heating of deep frozen ready
made meals
- heating refrigerated ready made meals
600 Watt
- finish cooking casseroles
- cooking egg based dishes
400 Watt
- finish cooking dishes
- cooking of delicate dishes
- heating baby food in glass jars
- soaking rice
- heating delicate dishes
- melting of gelatin
150 Watt
80 Watt
- defrosting meat, fish and bread
- defrosting cheese, cream and butter
- defrosting cakes with cream or butter icing
- to let dough rise
- warming cold dishes, drinks, softening butter
0 Watt
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- kitchen timer
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QUICK-Start
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How to set
The START button provides full microwave power for 1 minute. Each time you
push the START button , the programme length is increased by one minute.
Example : heating 2 cups of water (2 min)
1. Press the START button two times. The programme time,
the microwave symbol and the microwave power level,
900 W, appear in the display and the programme begins.
02:00
900
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While the programme is running you may increase the
time by one-minute intervals by pressing the START
button or modify the programme length with the
selector knob.
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Modes of operation
Automatic Defrost Programmes
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Automatic defrosting programmes are available. After having selected
automatic defrosting by pressing the corresponding button , the symbol
for Bread/Pastry flashes in the display together with 100g. Press the AUTO
DEFROST button again to choose either Meat
or Poultry/Fish
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Enter the weight of the dish, in grams, and press START; the rest of the
programming is done automatically.
Automatic defrost
The following table gives you examples of defrost programmes :
Programme
Examples
Delicate cakes
and pastries
Cream pie
100 - 1000 g
Meat
Pork roast, goulash
100 - 2000 g
Poultry fresh 1)
Poultry (whole or
portions)
Fish (whole or
fillets)
100 - 2000 g
Fish
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Weight from - to
Food categories
2)
100 - 2000 g
Cover legs and wings with aluminium foil before defrosting.
Cover tail and thin ends with aluminium foil before defrosting.
Unpack your frozen food item, place on the top of a small overturned dish set inside
a larger one to catch the liquid from defrosting.
Be sure and follow our recommended standing time
(general rule : standing time = defrosting time).
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How to use automatic defrost programmes
Example : defrosting a 200g fish fillet
1. Press the button for AUTOMATIC DEFROST; the corresponding symbols appear in the display.
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2. Press again to select a different food category, e.g. two more
times for fish.
3. Use the selector knob to set the weight, e.g. 200g.
200
4. Press the START button. The display shows the necessary
time.
5. If you wish to modify the settings, press the CLEAR button
twice and start again.
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05:00
Midway through the programme, a bell will be heard. Stir or turn the food item
at this time. The oven does not switch off.
Modes of operation
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Grilling
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How to set
Example: a 20 minute grill programme
1. Press the GRILL button
. The grill symbol appears
in the display together with the clock symbol and
00:00.
2. Set the desired grilling time by using the selector
knob, e.g. 20 minutes.
00:00
20:00
3. Press the START button. The pre-set time will start
to count down.
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You may modify the programme length during the
programme.
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Combined Grill and Microwave
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How to set
Example: 20 minutes with 700W microwave power
and grill
1. Press the GRILL button
. The grill symbol appears
in the display together with the clock symbol and
00:00.
2. Set the required microwave power level using the
MICROWAVE button
. E.g. press twice to
programme 700 W. The microwave + grill symbol
and the selected microwave power appear in the
display.
3. Set the desired programme time by using the
selector knob, e.g. 20 minutes.
00:00
00:00
700
20:00
700
4. Press the START button. The pre-set time will start
to count down.
19:59
700
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You may modify the microwave power setting and/or
the programme length during the programme.
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Convection cooking
☞
How to set
Example: a 20 minute convection programme at 200°C
1. Press the CONVECTION button
. The corresponding
symbol and the pre-set temperature, 150°C, appear in
the display together with the clock symbol and 00:00.
00:00
150
2. Set the desired temperature, e.g. 200°C, by pressing
the CONVECTION button two times.
The temperature increases by 10°C from 150°- 250°
after which the thermostat reads 50°, 100°, and again
increases by 10° steps up to 250°C.
00:00
200
3. Set the desired programme time with the selector
knob, e.g. 20 minutes.
20:00
200
4. Press the START button. The pre-set time will start to
count down.
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You may modify the convection temperature and/or the
programme length during the programme.
200
Maximum programme length for the convection
programmes is 90 minutes.
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Combined Convection and Microwave
How to set
Example: a 20 minute convection programme
at 200°C and 150W microwave power
1. Press the CONVECTION button
. The corresponding
symbol and the pre-set temperature, 150°C, appear in
the display together with the clock symbol and 00:00.
2. Set the desired temperature with the selector knob,
e.g. press twice more to select 200°C.
00:00
150
00:00
200
3. Press the MICROWAVE button five times to select
150W (available settings : 80 - 150 - 400).
The combined microwave + convection symbol
appears in the display, 200° C and 150 W
flash alternately.
00:00
150
4. Set the desired programme time by using the
selector knob, e.g. 20 minutes.
20:00
5. Press the START button. The pre-set time will start
to count down in the display.
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150
200
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You may modify the microwave power setting,
the convection temperature or the programme
length during the programme.
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Preset programmes
☞
Before programming, check that the clock is set to the
correct time.
Example : 12:00
To set:
Proceed as if setting the desired programme for immediate use :
select your function and programme length (e.g. convection 45 minutes at 200° C).
Instead of START, press the PRESET PROGRAMME
button
. The programme length is automatically
added to the clocktime (12:00) and this hour appears
in the display, together with the preset programme
symbol
and the selected function.
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With the selector knob, set the hour at which you wish
the programme to FINISH, e.g. you would like the dish
to be ready at 20:00.
Set the time within 10 seconds, or the programme will
start up.
Press the START button
again to validate the time.
The preset programme symbol and the clocktime are
displayed.
In order to verify, you may press the PRESET
PROGRAMME button to display settings. Press
CANCEL to display the clocktime.
To cancel the preset programme, press the CANCEL
button for 5 seconds.
You may preset all programmes with the exception of
defrosting.
45:00
200
12:45
200
20:00
200
A minimum programme length of 1 minute is required.
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Child lock
☞
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You may programme “child lock” to prevent unsupervised operation of your
oven.
To set:
Press the PAUSE/CLEAR button
for 5 seconds
with the door open.
“L O C ” will appear below the clocktime.
12:30
To release:
Proceed as above : press the PAUSE/CLEAR button
for 5 seconds with the door open.
12:31
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Kitchen timer
The kitchen timer with bell can also be used as a general purpose reminder.
For example, you could use it to set the time it takes to boil the egg that you
are cooking on the hob.
The timer works without switching on the appliance, as long as no other
functions have been selected.
☞
How to set:
1.Select microwave power «0» by pressing the
MICROWAVE button till “0 W” appears in the display.
00:00
0
2. Set the required time with the selector knob. The
time of day disappears from the display and the
required length of time appears.
8:00
0
3. Press the START button. The time will start to count
down. A triple bell will sound when the timer has
finished counting down.
7:59
0
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Cooking charts and tips
Cooking charts and tips
Defrosting
Dish
Power Duration
(Watt)
(min)
Standing
time
(min)
Remarks/Hints
Turn once. Cover fatty parts
with aluminium foil after
1st half of defrosting time.
Meat
Whole meat
500
150
10-15
15-20
Steak
200
150
4-6
5-10
Mixed chopped
meat
500
150
9-14
15-20
Goulash
500
150
10-12
15-20
Poultry
Chicken
1000
150
20-30
20-30
Turn once.
Cover legs and wings
with aluminium foil
halfway through
defrosting time.
1500
2000
150
150
35-45
50-60
40-45
50-60
As for chicken.
Fish
Whole fish
500
150
10-15
10-15
Shrimps/crab
250
150
6-8
5-10
Turn once.
Cover fins with aluminium
foil.
Stir thoroughly.
Dairy produce
Cottage cheese
500
150
15-20
15-20
Butter
250
150
2-3
15-20
Cheese
Cream
250
200 ml
150
150
2-4
6-8
20-30
15-20
Fruit
Strawberries
500
150
7-9
5-10
Cherries
Black currants
Red currants
250
250
250
150
150
150
5-7
5-7
6-8
5-10
5-10
5-10
Duck
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Weight
in (g)
Turn once.
Halfway through the
defrosting time remove
any pieces of meat that
have already defrosted.
As above.
Divide and stir frozen
pieces from time to time.
Remove any aluminium
foil wrapping.
Turn once.
As for butter. Stir from
time to time.
Defrost in covered
container, turn once.
As for strawberries.
As for strawberries.
As for strawberries.
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Defrosting
Description
Weight Power Duration Standing
in (g) (Watt) (min)
time
(min)
Remarks/Hints
Rolls (50g)
4 units
150
Wholemeal,
mixed, rye
Loaf
1 slice
(60-80)
500
150
Set on a paper towel,
turn once.
Defrost in a covered loaf
container.
Cover cutting surface.
Bread
1-3
15-30 s
3-5
2-3
150
6-8
15-20
Pastry
Dry cakes eg short
crust pastry
300
80
2-3
5-10
Set on a paper towel,
defrost uncovered.
Fruit flans baked
on a baking sheet
400450
80
4-8
10-20
As for dry cakes.
1 slice cheese cake
400
80
4-8
10-20
As for dry cakes.
1 slice covered
apple tart
400
80
3-5
10-20
As for dry cakes.
Cream and
buttercake
300400
80
2-4
10-20
Begin defrosting with microwaves, then remove.
100
700
2-3
50
900
Melting of food
Chocolate/
toppings
Butter
Break up into pieces, stir
from time to time.
15-45 s
Heating of refrigerated food and drink
1 jar baby food
125250
400
1 ready meal
on a plate
350400
900
1 portion meat
approx.
150
900
s = seconds
30-50 s
2-3
Heat jar without lid.
Stir after warming.
Check temperature.
2-3
2-3
45 s1min
2-3
Heat in a covered
container.
Place gravy alongside
in a cup.
All meat, except breaded
meat, should be heated
in a covered container.
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Cooking charts and tips
Description
Weight Power Duration Standing Remarks/Hints
(Watt) (min)
time
(min)
1 portion
vegetables,
potatoes or rice
approx.
200g
900
1-11/2
2-3
Heat in covered container,
stir once.
1 cup soup
approx.
200 ml
900
1-2
2-3
Heat clear soup uncovered,
cover thick soups. Stir.
Milk or baby
formula
200 ml
900
35-45 s
2-3
Remove any lids. Stir
after warming!
Boil 1 cup
water
180 ml
900
1-2
2-3
1 cup milk
200 ml
900
1-2
2-3
1 cup coffee
(reheat)
200 ml
900
45-55 s
2-3
Stir instant coffee or tea
when the water has
stopped boiling.
Heat milk till it is just hot
enough to drink. Stir.
Stir. Check the temperature!
Drinks
Defrosting and heating of frozen convenience foods
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1 portion meat
with gravy
150g
700
2-4
2-3
Stir now and again. Heat
in a covered container.
1 portion meat
with vegetables,
garnish
350450g
700
7-14
2-3
As for meat with gravy.
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Cooking vegetables 1)
Description
Weight Liquid
in (g)
added
Power Duration Standing Remarks/Hints
(Watt) (min) time (min)
Cauliflower
500
1/8 l
900
8-10
2
Dot with butter.
Frozen
broccoli
300
1/8 l
900
7-9
2
Stalks facing outwards.
Mushrooms
250
900
4-6
2
Cut into slices.
Frozen peas
and carrots
300
1/2
900
7-9
2
Carrots
250
2-3 tbsp
900
6-8
2
Cut into cubes or slices.
Potatoes
250
2-3 tbsp
900
4-6
2
Peel and quarter.
Kohlrabi
250
1/2
cup
900
6-8
2
Cut into spikes or
slices.
Red/green
peppers
250
none
900
4-6
2
Cut into spikes or
slices
Leeks
250
1/2
cup
900
4-6
2
Cut into rings or
pieces.
Frozen Brussel 300
sprouts
1/2
cup
900
7-9
2
Sauerkraut
1/2
cup
900
6-8
2
1)
250
none
cup
Cook all vegetables in a covered container.
l = litre
Cooking fish
Description
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Weight Power Duration Standing
in (g)
(Watt)
(min) time (min)
Fish fillets
500
400
6-9
2
Whole fish
800
1. 900
2. 400
3-5
9-11
3
Remarks/Hints
Cook covered. Turn halfway through cooking
time.
Cover during cooking.
Turn halfway through
cooking time.
The times stated here are for guidance only, and depend on the nature and type of
food being cooked.
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Cooking Charts and Tips
Practical tips for use
General
• After switching off your appliance, let food stand for a few minutes to
allow even heat distribution (standing time).
• Remove any aluminium foil or packaging containing metal and/or accessories before preparing food (unless specifically stated).
• Metal objects must be placed at least 2cm away from the cooking space
walls and door. Otherwise arcing can occur, resulting in damage to the
appliance.
• Check food frequently when grilling.
Cooking
• Whenever possible cook food covered. Only pastry dishes with crust should
be cooked uncovered.
• Refrigerated or frozen food require longer cooking times.
• Foods containing sauces should be stirred from time to time.
• Cook hard vegetables such as carrots, peas and cauliflower with a little water.
• Cook soft vegetables such as mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes without
liquid.
• Increase cooking time by approximately 50% for larger pieces. Whenever
possible, cut vegetables into equal-sized pieces.
Defrosting of meat, poultry and fish
• Place frozen, unpacked meat on an inverted plate in a glass or porcelain
container, or use a sieve, so that the meat juice can drain.
• Halfway through defrosting, turn the food, dividing it where possible and
removing the pieces that have defrosted.
Defrosting of butter, pieces of layer cake and cottage cheese
• Do not fully defrost in the appliance, but allow to complete defrosting
outside the appliance. This will give a more even result.
Defrosting of fruit and vegetables
• Fruit and vegetables that are to be used raw later should not be fully
defrosted in the appliance, but left to complete defrosting at room
temperature outside the microwave oven.
• Fruit and vegetables that are to be cooked immediately afterwards can be
cooked directly on a higher power level without defrosting.
Ready made meals
• Ready made meals in metal packages or plastic containers with metal lids
should be heated or defrosted in your microwave oven only if they are
explicitly marked as being suitable for microwave use. Please follow the
operating instructions printed on the packages (e.g. remove the metal lid
and pierce the plastic film).
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Tips on microwaving
1. You can’t find cooking details
for a specific quantity of food.
Base programming on a similar type
of food. Lengthen or shorten the
cooking time accordingly:
Double quantity = almost double time
Half quantity = half time
2. The food is too dry.
Set a shorter cooking time or reduce
the microwave power output.
3. The food is not yet defrosted,
heated through or cooked on
completion of programme time.
Select a longer programme time or a
higher microwave power setting.
Note that larger food will require a
longer time.
4. The food is overcooked on the
outside and undercooked in
the middle on completion of
cooking time.
Try a lower power setting for a
longer time. Stir liquids, such as
soup, periodically.
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Cooking Charts and Tips
Test procedures
(Microwave output power 900 Watt)
The quality and operation of microwave ovens are established by recognised test
institutes by testing specific dishes.
DIN
Nr. 44 566
Part 2
Standing Comments 1)
time
(min)
Power
Time
(min)
Defrost and cook
fish fillets
900 Watt
7-9
3
Cover. Halfway through cooking turn
fillets so that inner edges face
outwards.
Toast 2)
Grill
2-4
-
Pre-heat for 21/2 minutes.
Grill 2 fillet steaks 3) Grill
23-27
-
Turn the first side when brown.
Grill chicken 4)
400 Watt
25-30
Power
Time
(min)
Egg custard
(test A) 1000g
400 Watt
20-22
120
Sponge mixture
(test B)
Meat loaf (test C)
900 Watt
5-6
5
900 Watt
12-14
5
Cover.
Defrost minced
meat
150 Watt
12-14
5
Place directly on an inverted plate on
turntable. Turn over halfway through.
Defrost raspberries
150 Watt
6-8
3
Cover.
Turn the first side when brown.
1200g
IEC 705
1)
2)
Standing Comments1)
time
(min)
The turntable has to be switched on.
Place toast on wire rack
Place on wire rack in the high position. Place the oven-proof glass pie dish
underneath.
4) Place on wire rack in the low position.
3)
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Grilling Table
Description
Fish 1)
mackrel
sardines 1)
Meat
Weight
(gram)
Grill
Time
(min)
Notes
800-1000
6 pieces
X
X
20-25
20-25
Brush with oil. Season
with salt and pepper
6-8 pieces
4 pieces
X
X
20-26
23-27
Brush with oil. Season
400 g each
X
23-27
with salt and pepper
4 slices
X
2-4
Turn over to ensure even
browning
2 slices
X
5-10
Turn all foods except pizza,
halfway through cooking
time.
1)
Sausages
Frozen chopped
meat
2 Rumpsteak
(2-3 cm thick)
Snacks
Toast 2)
Cheese on Toast
Toasted snacks
Place all dishes on the rack in the high position.
1)
Place glass pie dish on turntable under grill rack to catch any liquid.
2)
First pre-heat the oven for 2 minutes
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The times given are for guidance only, as they are dependent upon the type
and quality of the meat.
Grilling is ideal for flat, pieces of meat and fish.
Unless otherwise stated, the settings given in the table are for use in a cold
oven.
Flat foods should be turned only once. Thicker pieces should be turned
more often.
Fish are best placed head to tail on the wire shelf.
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Cooking charts and tips
Combined microwave and grilling table
Description
Weight
(in grams)
Dish
Microwave
power
(watt)
Grill
Time
(min)
Approx.
500 g pasta
shallow dish
150
X
15-20
Approx. 800 g
potatoes
shallow dish
900
X
20-22
Lasagne
Approx.
800 g
shallow dish
900
X
15-20
Meatloaf
Approx.
500 g
deep dish
600
X
14-16
Onion soup
au gratin
2 bowls
(200 g)
soup bowls
400
X
4-6
Noodle casserole
Potatoes au gratin
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The range of times given are for guidance only, as they are dependent upon
the composition and size of the item being cooked, as well as the desired
consistency at the end
Tips on roasting and grilling
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The gratin is too dark in colour.
Next time choose a lower microwave
setting.
You cannot find any setting in the
tables for the weight of your meal.
Choose the setting for something
which is closest in weight to the
item you want to cook and lengthen
or shorten the cooking time
accordingly.
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Baking with the convection function
Description
Mode
Temperature
°C
Power
(Watt)
Time
(min)
160-170
-
45-55
-
60-70
10
190-200
-
40-50
Fruit flan or tart
200-220
-
40-50
Cakes baked in a loaf tin
160-180
-
40-50
Pizza 1)
Deep frozen pizza 2)
240-250
190-200
150
13-17
12-15
Deep frozen baguettes 2)
190-200
150
12-15
Small pastries
made of puff pastry 1)
170-180
-
15-25
Drop scones
150-170
-
18-25
Cakes in tin
Sponge cake
Cheese cake
Quiche Lorraine
160-170
residual heat
Pastries
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Set all dishes on the rack in the low position.
You may use the glass pie dish supplied with your microwave for the
quiche, pizzas or pastries.
1) Preheat the microwave oven to the given temperature with the
convection function (no microwaves)
2) or follow manufacturer’s cooking instructions
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Notes on the baking table
The range of baking temperatures and times given are for guidance only, as they
are dependent upon the composition of the dough, the quantity and the baking
tin size and material.
We recommend that you start by using the lower temperature setting. Only
select a higher temperature if, for example, you want to brown food more, or
if the baking is taking too long.
If you cannot find specific instructions for one of your recipes, follow the
instructions for one which is similar.
Unless otherwise stated, the settings given in the table are for use in a cold
oven.
“Residual heat” refers to leaving the cooked dish to stand for a short time in the
appliance at the end of a cook programme.
Baking tips
How can you be certain that
the cake is baked through ?
If the cake collapses (or is
soggy, spongy or watery).
If the base of the cake is too
light in colour.
If cheesecakes / cakes with a
moist filling have not cooked
all the way through.
If the biscuits cannot be
removed from the tray.
The cake does not come out
of the tin when turned upside
down.
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Insert a wooden skewer into the
highest part of the cake. If it comes
out clean, you can turn off the oven
and leave the cake in the “residual
heat”.
Check the recipe. Use less liquid next
time. Note mixing times, if by hand, or
in particular if you have used a mixer.
Choose a darker colour baking tin
next time.
Next time choose a lower temperature
and lengthen the baking time.
Put the baking tray back in the appliance for a short time and then remove
the biscuits immediately. Use baking
parchment next time.
Carefully loosen the cake from the side
of the tin with a knife. Turn the cake
upside down again and cover the tin
with a moist, cold cloth several times.
Next time, grease the cake tin well
and also sprinkle breadcrumbs on the
bottom.
Cooking charts and tips
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Cleaning and care
The Appliance Exterior
Wipe the front of the appliance using a soft cloth and a mild, warm detergent
solution.
Do not use abrasive cleaning substances, strong detergents or coarse abrasive
cleaning materials.
Cooking area
The interior will remain in good condition for a long time so long as you don't
use scouring pads or rough abrasive materials. Use mild dishwashing liquid to
clean the interior, with special attention to the door seal and adjoining area.
The grill heating element is built into the appliance and cannot be removed.
The element may be stained with spattered fat or oil while the oven is in use.
Wait until the cavity cools down and wipe off the spattered oil before the
oven is used again. Stained grills may cause unpleasant odours and smoke.
You can neutralise odours inside the cooking area by boiling a cup of water
with a little lemon juice for a few minutes in your oven.
Through normal operation, liquid may evaporate and condensation may
occur. This is normal and is especially noticeable when the room temperature
is high and the humidity of the air is low. After operation, be sure and wipe
off the condensation with a soft cloth.
Turntable and Turntable support
The turntable can be removed for
easy cleaning. Wells are provided on
both sides for easy access.
Clean the turntable using washing-up liquid, or put it in the dishwasher.
Clean the turntable support with washing-up liquid. These should be removed
and cleaned straight after each use.
Care of accessories
Place the wire rack and/or glass pie dish in soapy water immediately after use
so they may be easily cleaned with a sponge.
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What to do if...
☞
... the microwave appliance is not working properly ?
Check that
- the fuses in the fuse box are working,
- there has not been a power outage.
If the fuses continue to blow, please contact a qualified electrician.
- childlock is not programmed
☞
... the microwave mode is not working ?
Check that
- the door is properly closed,
- the door seals and their surfaces are clean,
- the START-button has been pressed
☞
... the turntable is not turning ?
Check that
- the turntable support is correctly connected to the drive,
- the ovenware does not extend beyond the turntable,
- food does not extend beyond the edge of the turntable
preventing it from rotating.
- there is nothing in the well beneath the turntable.
☞
... the microwave will not switch off ?
- Isolate the appliance from the fuse box.
- Contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.
☞
... the interior light is not working ?
- Call your local AEG Service Force Centre. The interior light bulb can be
exchanged only by trained AEG technicians.
☞
...
-
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the food is taking longer to heat through and cook than before ?
Set a longer cooking time (double quantity = nearly double time) or
if the food is colder than usual, rotate or turn from time to time or
set a higher power setting.
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Service and Spare Parts
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to purchase
spare parts, contact your local AEG Service Force Centre by telephoning:
08705 929 929
Your call will be automatically routed to the Service Centre covering your
post code area.
In-guarantee customers should read the section headed ‘What to do if....’ and
ensure all checks have been made, as the engineer will make a charge if the
fault is not a mechanical or electrical breakdown.
Please note that proof of purchase is required for in-guarantee service calls.
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Help us to help you
Please determine your type of enquiry before writing or telephoning. When
you contact us we need to know:
• Your name
• Address and post code
• Telephone number
• Clear and concise details of the fault.
• Name and model of the appliance
• E number (9 digit number found on the rating plate)
This information can be found on the rating plate in the interior of the
appliance at the left.
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Customer Care
For general enquiries or information regarding AEG appliances contact:
Customer Care Department
AEG Domestic Appliances
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire
SL1 1DZ
Tel.: 08705 350 350 *
* calls to this number may be recorded for training purposes.
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Guarantee Conditions
AEG offer the following guarantee to the first purchaser of this appliance.
1. The guarantee is valid for 12 months commencing when the appliance is handed
over to the first retail purchaser, which must be verified by purchase invoice or
similar documentation.
The guarantee does not cover commercial use.
2. The guarantee covers all parts or components which fail due to faulty
workmanship or faulty materials. The guarantee does not cover appliances where
defects or poor performance are due to misuse, accidental damage, neglect, faulty
installation, unauthorised modification or attempted repair, commercial use or
failure to observe requirements and recommendations set out in the instruction
book.
This guarantee does not cover such parts as light bulbs or removable parts of glass
or plastic.
3. Should guarantee repairs be necessary the purchaser must inform the nearest
customer service office (manufacturer’s service or authorised agent). AEG
reserves the right to stipulate the place of the repair (i.e. the customer’s home,
place of installation or AEG workshop).
4. The guarantee or free replacement includes both labour and materials.
5. Repairs carried out under guarantee do not extend the guarantee period of the
appliance. Parts removed during guarantee repairs become the property of AEG.
6. The purchaser’s statutory rights are not affected by this guarantee.
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European Guarantee
If you should move to another country within Europe then your guarantee
moves with you to your new home subject to the following qualifications:
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The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product.
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The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour
and parts as exist in the new country of use for this brand or range of
products.
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This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user.
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Your new home is within the European Community (EC) or European Free
Trade Area.
-
The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions and
is only used domestically, i.e. a normal household.
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The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new
country.
Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care Centre, listed
below, to give them details of your new home. They will then ensure that the
local Service Organisation is aware of your move and able to look after you
and your appliances.
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France
Senlis
+33 (0) 44 62 29 29
Germany
Nürnberg
+49 (0) 911 323 2600
Italy
Pordenone
+39 (0) 1678 47053
Sweden
Stockholm
+46 (0) 8 738 7910
UK
Slough
+44 (0) 1753 219899