Operating instructions | Electrolux 343 E Microwave Oven User Manual

MICROMAT_DUO 343 E/U
Microwave Oven
AEG Domestic Appliances
Cornwall House
55 - 77 High Street
SLOUGH
SL1 1DZ
Telephone: 08705 350350
©Copyright by AEG
8221912-24 -01/200 9862401
ADVANCED ENGINEERING FROM GERMANY
Operating Instructions
PROGRAMME
GRILL
STOP
START/QUICK
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 minimise unnecessary service
calls.
1 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.
0 Throughout the manual, this symbol guides you step by step when
operating the appliance.
3 This symbol indicates further information concerning the use of the
appliance.
2 The clover indicates energy-saving tips and hints for environmentally
friendly use of your appliance.
In the event of malfunctioning, please follow the instructions given
in the section «What to do if...»
Printed on recycled paperAEG - putting words into action
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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General operating instructions
Suitable ovenware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What else to note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installation and Connection
Table top model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Built in model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the mains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Product Description
The Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dual function grill element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quick-START . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Combined microwave and grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minute timer with alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cooking charts and Tips
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooking vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooking fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Practical tips for use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tips on microwaving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Test procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roasting and Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Combined Microwave and Grilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Cleaning and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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What to do if... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Service and Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guarantee conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Important information
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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.
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Disposal of old appliances
Old appliances should be made safe before disposal by removing the
plug, and cutting off and disposing of the power cable.
It should then be taken to the nearest recycling centre . Check with
your local Council or Environmental Health Office to see if there are
facilities in your area for recycling the appliance.
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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.
• 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. Repairs carried out by
unqualified personnel can place the user in severe danger. 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 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.
Children should not be allowed to tamper with the controls or play
with the product.
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/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.
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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Grill
• The viewing window heats up during grilling (and combination grilling
and microwave cooking), so keep small children away from the
appliance.
• To close the door when the viewing window is hot, press on the lower
right-hand side of the door.
• The cooking area, the grill heating elements, the shelf racks, the
turntable and the anti-splash glass plate become very hot during all
modes. You should therefore take care before touching anything.
Take care not to be burned!
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General operating instructions
Suitable ovenware
Ovenware material
Ovenproof glass and ceramic
dishes (without any metal parts,
e.g. Pyrex, Oven-to-tableware)
Non ovenproof glass and porcelain
(e.g. table crockery1)
Glass ceramic and vitro-ceramic
made of fire/frost proof material
(e.g. Arcoflam)
Ovenproof earthenware 2)
Plastic, heat-resistant up to
200°C 3)
Paper, cardboard
Cling film
Microwave cling film
Black-lacquered or siliconecoated baking tins
Roasting bag 4)
Mode of operation
Microwave
Grill
Combination
X
X
X
X
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X
X
X
X
X
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X
X
X
X
X
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-
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X
X
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) do not use the grill shelf together with metal recipients.
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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 heat itself 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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Installation and Connection
The oven should be set on a work surface at least 85 cm above
floor level. To ensure the stability of the microwave oven, the
front left foot is adjustable (5 positions). Turn it to raise or
lower the appliance. Make sure that nothing obstructs the
ventilation louvres and that air may circulate freely around the
oven.
Table top model
A gap all around the oven is
necessary in order to ensure perfect
ventilation:
cm
14 cm
10 cm
5 cm
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Above:
Behind:
Either side:
14 cm
5 cm
5 cm
Built-in model
To install the appliance in a kitchen cabinet, use the appropriate mounting
frame. Note the relevant instructions for installation and connection.
When building in to a high cabinet, you may use the liftdoor. Note the
relevant information for installation and connection given in the operation
instructions of the lift door.
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Attention !
Never operate the microwave oven with the lift door closed. Such
operation would damage your appliance and invalidate the guarantee.
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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Installing and Connecting
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Installation
1. Remove any promotion label from the door.
2. Install the oven on a flat, level surface. The surface must be strong enough
to safely bear the weight (17 kg) of the oven, and the contents. To avoid the
possibility of causing vibration or noise the oven must be in a stable
position.
3. Keep the microwave oven away from sources of water and extreme heat, e.g.
radiators and boilers. This appliance should not be installed next to a
radiator or boiler as this can lead to the appliance malfunctioning
4. Do not block air vents on the top and the sides of the cabinet and also do
not place any articles on the top of the oven. If air vents are blocked during
operation, the oven may overheat, and this may lead to malfunctioning. Hot
air escapes from the vents, so be sure not to obstruct it or let curtains come
between the oven and the rear wall.
5. Place the oven as far away from radios and TV’s as possible. This oven does
conform to EEC requirements* of radio interference suppression, but some
interference may occur if it is placed too close to a radio or TV, so keep
them as far apart as possible.
*
This appliance conforms to the requirements of EEC Radio
Interference Directive 87/308/EEC.
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Connecting to the mains
• The oven is delivered with the power cord and a plug for 230–240 V, 50Hz,
earthed socket outlet.
• Earth protection minimizes the risks should a short circuit occur. Check to
ensure the voltage of the oven matches the supply.
N.B. If the oven is connected to the socket via an extension cord, make sure the
cord is earthed.
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WARNING! This appliance must not be used on a non earth protected power
supply.
• Contact an electrician if you are uncertain regarding electrical connection of
the oven or provision of earth protection of the supply.
• This appliance must be earthed. If this appliance is fitted with a nonrewirable plug for which your socket is unsuitable, the plug should be cut
off and the appropriate plug fitted. If it is necessary to change the fuse in a
nonrewirable plug, the fuse cover must be refitted. If the fuse cover is lost
or damaged, the plug must not be used until a replacement is obtained.
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Electrical connections
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• 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.
IMPORTANT
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
GREEN AND YELLOW
BLUE
BROWN
EARTH
NEUTRAL
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.
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Product Description
The appliance
B
D
E
A
PROGRAMME
GRILL
STOP
START/QUICK
C
A Control panel
B Door seal
C Door latch and catch
D Viewing window
E Grill
F Turntable
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The control panel
A Display for time of day, cooking
time, function mode, power etc.
A
B Multi function button to set the
time of day and display the
selected microwave power etc.
B C Power knob
with signal light
to select microwave power.
D Rotary knob to select the
C
cooking time
or the weight
when using automatic
programmes.
E Button for automatic
programmes ‘PROGRAMME’
for defrosting and cooking.
D
F CLEAR button‘STOP’ to cancel
settings.
PROGRAMME
E G GRILL button to set grill
GRILL
functions with signal light
STOP
F H START button ‘START/QUICK’ to
START/QUICK
start the selected function and to
G switch on Quick-START.
H
I I Button for switching the
turntable off with signal light.
J
J Button for opening door
.
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Product Description
Dual function grill element
The grill element has 2 positions:
1. Horizontal
for grilling snacks and steaks etc.
2. Vertical
for cleaning.
Allow the grill element to cool
BEFORE cleaning inside the
appliance.
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 system.
Wire rack
For grilling of e.g., meat and
poultry; for gratin or toasting
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
0 Example: 12:15 hrs
1.Plug the appliance into the mains. The display starts to
flash «AAEG»and then «000:000». The dots between the
digits blink rapidly.
2.Press the multi function button beneath the display
(top left side). The dots between the digits blink faster.
3.While keeping the multi function button pressed, set
1). Release the
the time of day with the rotary knob
button as soon as the time of day is displayed. The dots
between the digits blink slowly. The appliance is now
ready for use.
00:00
12:15
1) The rotary knob
can be turned clockwise (to
increase) or counterclockwise (to decrease).
The time of day can be corrected at any moment by
pressing the multi function button and simultaneously
turning the rotary knob
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0«At
a glance» operating instructions
Action
1. Press door release button
Comments
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The door opens.
2. Place food in the cooking space.
3. 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.
4. Select according to the instructions
given on the following pages.
The order in which you programme
functions has no consequence 1). Turn the
time button clockwise to increase or
counterclockwise to decrease time 2)
5. If required : switch off the turntable.
When the turntable has been switched
off, the appropriate signal lamp lights
up. The turntable should only be turned
off when using rectangular ovenware
that is larger than the turntable and is in
danger of jamming.
6. Press the START-button
The appliance starts. The display shows the
selected cooking time, counting down
backwards
in
seconds.
(The
corresponding indicator light shows
which function is selected.)
‘START/QUICK’.
7. End of cooking sequence.
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The end of the cooking sequence is
indicated by a triple audible tone. The
appliance and the interior light will switch
off. The display area once again shows the
time of day.
1)
If the oven is not started within 4 minutes, the settings are automatically
cancelled ; time of day reappears in the display.
2)
If the maximum cooking time setting « 6 0 : 0 0 » is surpassed during the setting,
the display shows « 0 0 : 0 0 »
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Action :
Comments
• Open the door by pressing the door
release button
e.g. for stirring.
The appliance and interior lighting switch off.
In the display, the two dots between the
digits flash.
•Shut the door and press the START button
The selected settings remain. The remaining
time counts down automatically.
‘START/QUICK’
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•Press the CLEAR button ‘STOP’.
The running process is cancelled. The
appliance and the interior lighting switch off.
Time of day is displayed.
•Modify the selected cooking time: turn the
rotary knob
clockwise or
counterclockwise.
The cooking time in the display changes
when turning the rotary knob. 1).
•Modify the selected microwave power:
rotate the power knob
The new power setting is displayed for 5
seconds. The cooking process continues with
the new power setting.
•Press multi function button.
The selected parameters are displayed
successively for 5 seconds each, e.g.
programme name, weight, microwave power .
•Operation of the grill by pressing the GRILL
button.
The selected grill power level is displayed. The
signal lamp comes on (also refer to chapter
“Combination of microwave and grill”)
1)
If the new selection reaches « 00:00 » in the display, the cooking time is over and
an audible signal sounds three times. The appliance and the interior lighting switch
off. During a cooking process, the cooking time can be increased to a maximum
of 60 minutes.
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Modes of operation
The appliance features the following functions:
Microwave only
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.
Combination mode
The microwave mode can be used together with grilling.
Dishes will be cooked more quickly, whilst being crisp and
brown at the same time.
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Microwave Only
How to set
Example: 1 minute 15 seconds on microwave output level 750 W
1. Set the required microwave power by turning
the power knob. The signal lamp lights up. The time
of day disappears from the display and the required
microwave power appears:
750
turn to the left = lower power
turn to the right= higher power
2. Set the required cooking time by turning the
Rotary knob
. The chosen time appears in the
display.
3. Press the START button ‘START/QUICK’. The
selected time starts to count down.
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01:15
01:14
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.
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Modes of operation
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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 :
750 Watt
700 Watt
- Heating liquids
- 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
500 Watt
- cooking egg based dishes
450 Watt
- finish cooking dishes
350 Watt
- cooking of delicate dishes
250 Watt
- 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
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Automatic Programmes
Programmes for defrosting and cooking are available. After having selected
the programme, merely enter the weight of the dish, in grams, the rest of the
programming is done automatically. The following gives you an overview of
which food can be defrosted and/or cooked with which programme.
Automatic defrost
Programme
Food categories
Examples
Weight from - to
Poultry fresh 1)
Poultry (whole or
portions)
Fish (whole or
fillets)
100 - 2000 g
Fish2)
d2
Meat
Pork roast, goulash
100 - 2000 g
d3
Delicate cakes
and pastries
Cream pie
100 - 2000 g
d1
1)
2)
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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).
A triple bell will ring halfway through defrost time. Turn or mix dish and, if
possible, break up into pieces.
Programme
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100 - 2000 g
Food categories
Examples
Weight from - to
C1
Fresh vegetables I
Brussel sprouts,
cabbage, carrots,
celery
100 - 1000 g
C2
Fresh vegetables II
Zucchini, leeks,
potatoes, spinach,
fennel, cauliflower,
broccoli
100 - 1000 g
C3
Frozen vegetables
Carrots, cauliflower,
Brussel sprouts,
leeks, zucchini,
spinach, broccoli
100 - 1000 g
Cook covered, in a heat-resistant glass dish, whenever possible. A triple bell rings
halfway through cooktime. If cooking over 500 g of vegetables, stir once or twice.
Please add water in the following amounts :
- for fresh vegetables (I+II): 100 - 500 g
:
3 - 6 tablespoons
500 - 1000 g
:
9 - 12 tablespoons.
- for frozen vegetables :
100 - 500 g
:
3 - 9 tablespoons
500 - 1000 g
:
9 - 15 tablespoons.
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Modes of operation
Combination cooking (Cooking and Grilling)
Programme
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1)
Weight from - to
Comments
CG1
Chicken 1)
(fresh)
200 - 2000 g
If cooking a dish
weighing over 500g,
a triple bell rings
halfway through
cooktime to remind
you to turn.
CG2
Pork roast 2)
(fresh)
400 - 1200 g
See above
Gratin 3)
200 - 2000 g
If cooking a dish
weighing 200-500g
you place the dish
on the grill shelf
CG3
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Food categories
If working with a weight from 1000 - 1400g, please use a deep heat-resistant
dish, set it directly on the turntable, do not cover. Set chicken pieces directly on
the grill shelf.
2) The pork roast is cooked in a deep heat-resistant dish, set directly on the
turntable. Do not cover.
3) Enter the total weight of the dish, for instance potatoes with cream sauce and
cheese.
The automatic cook times are for refrigerated dishes (+50C).
The weight can be set as follows:
- from 100 to 1000 g in 25 g steps,
- from 1000 to 2000 g in 50 g steps.
For all dishes not covered by automatic programmes, enter manually microwave
output power and time according to cook tables.
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How to use automatic programmes
Example : defrosting 1 kg
1. Press the button for automatic programmes ‘PROGRAMME’
until the desired programme appears in the display.
2. Use the Rotary knob to set the weight
.
3. Press the START button ‘START/QUICK’. The display shows
the necessary time.
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1000
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4. If you want to modify the settings, you have to press the
Clear-button ‘STOP’ and start again.
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Midway through the programme, three short bells will be heard. Stir or turn the
food item at this time. The oven does not switch off.
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Modes of operation
Quick-START
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How to set
The Quick-START button ‘START/QUICK’, provides full microwave power
from 30 seconds up to 2 minutes and 30 seconds, by 30 second-intervals.
Each time you push the Quick-START button ‘START/QUICK’, the
programme time is increased by 30 seconds.
Example : heating a cup of water (1 min. 30 sec.)
1. Press the START-button, ‘START/QUICK’, three
times. The time appears in the display and the programme
begins. The microwave power signal lamp comes on.
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2. You may increase the time by 30 second-intervals
while the programme is running up to a limit of 2
minutes and 30 seconds by pressing the START button
‘START/QUICK’.
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You cannot use Quick-START for programmes exceeding 2 minutes and
30 seconds.
Grilling
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How to set
Example: 20 minutes with G P 2
1. Turn the power knob until reaching ‘00’. The time of day
disappears.
2. Set the required grilling time by using the Rotary knob.
3. Press the button for the grill function. The signal light
GP3’
for grill comes on. The highest grill power level ‘G
appears in the display. Each time you press the button, a
lower grill power is reached.1)
4. Press the START-button‘START/QUICK’. The pre-set
time will start to count down. 2)
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0
20:00
GP 3
19:59
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1)Each
time you press the grill button, the grill power level appears in the display:
GP3, GP2, GP1. If you press the button again either the clock or the cooktime
programmed will appear and the signal light will go off.
you press the grill button while grilling, you may reduce grill power level to GP1.
The next time you press the button, the oven turns off and the bell rings three
times. The clock time appears in the display. If you wish to increase the grill power
level during grilling, you must press the Clear button and re-program.
2)If
Combined Microwave and Grill
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How to set
Example:
20 minutes with 750 microwave power
and grill power level GP2
1. Set the required microwave power output using the
Power knob. The signal light comes on and the time of
day disappears. The required microwave power appears in
the display in watts.
2. Set the required time by using the Rotary knob.
3. Press the button for the grill function. twice. The grill
power level ‘GGP2’ appears in the display. The signal light
comes on
4. Press the START-button,‘START/QUICK’. The pre-set time
will start to count down.
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750
20:00
GP 2
19:59
If you press the grill button while grilling, you may reduce grill power level
to GP1. The next time you press the button, the grill turns off and the
signal light for grill goes off. The appliance functions in microwave mode
only. If you wish to increase the grill power level during grilling, you have
to press the button for Grill again.
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Modes of operation
Minute timer with alarm
The minute timer with alarm 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.
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How to set:
1.Select microwave power «00» using the Power knob
way to the left).
(all the
2. Set the required time with the Rotary knob
. The time of day
disappears from the display and the required length of time
appears.
3. Press the START button, ‘START/QUICK’. The pre-set time will start
to count down. An audible triple signal will sound when the timer
has finished counting down.
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Cooking charts and tips
Defrosting
Dish
Weight
in (g)
Power
(Watt)
Meat
Whole meat
500
150
10-15
10-15
Turn once. Cover fatty parts
with aluminium foil after
1st half of defrosting time.
Steak
200
150
4-6
5-10
Turn once.
Mixed chopped
meat
500
150
9-14
10-15
Halfway through the
defrosting time remove
any pieces of meat that
have already defrosted.
Goulash
500
150
10-12
10-15
As above
Poultry
Chicken
1000
150
25-35
15-30
Turn once.
Cover legs and wings with
aluminium foil halfway
through defrosting time.
15002000
150
150
35-45
45-55
30-40
50-60
As for chicken.
Fish
Whole fish
500
150
10-15
10-15
Shrimps/crab
250
150
6-8
10-15
Turn once.
Cover fins with aluminium
foil.
Stir thoroughly.
Dairy produce
Cottage cheese
500
150
15-20
15-20
Butter
250
150
2-5
15-20
Cheese
Cream
250
200 ml
150
150
3-5
6-8
20-30
15-20
Fruit
Strawberries
500
150
12-14
5-10
Cherries
Blackcurrants
Redcurrants
250
250
250
150
150
150
6-8
7-9
7-9
5-10
5-10
5-10
Duck
Duration Standing
(mins)
time
(mins)
Remarks/Hints
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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Cooking charts and tips
Defrosting
Description
Weight Power Duration Standing
in (g) (Watt) (mins)
time
(mins)
Remarks/Hints
Rolls (50g)
4 units 150
Wholemeal,
mixed, rye
loaf
1 slice 150
(60-80 g)
500
150
3-5
Set on a paper towel, turn
once.
Defrost in a covered container.
6-8
15-20
Cover cutting surface.
Bread
2-4
40-50 sec
3-5
Pastry
Dry cakes eg cakes
with short crust
pastry
Fruit flans baked
on a baking sheet
1 slice cheese cake
1 slice covered
apple tart
Cream and buttercake
300
80
4-6
8-10
Set on a paper towel, cover.
400450
400
400
80
8-12
5-10
As for dry cakes.
80
80
8-12
8-12
5-10
5-10
As for dry cakes.
As for dry cakes.
300400
80
5-8
10-20
Begin defrosting with micro
waves, then remove.
Chocolate/
toppings
100
750
1-2
Butter
50
750
1
Melting of food
Break up into pieces, stir
from time to time.
To warm set time for 30 sec.
longer.
Heating of refrigerated food and drink
1 jar baby food
.
1 ready meal on
a plate
1 portion meat
30
125250
450
1-2
2-3
Heat jar without lid.
Stir after warming.
Check temperature.
350400
750
2-4
2-3
approx. 750
150
1-2
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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Description
Weight Power Duration Standing Remarks/Hints
in (g) (Watt) (mins)
time
(mins)
1 portion
vegetables,
potatoes or rice
approx. 750
200
2-3
2-3
Heat in covered container,
stir once.
1 cup soup
approx. 750
200 ml
1-2
2-3
Heat clear soup uncovered,
cover thick soups. Stir.
45-50 sec 2-3
Remove any lids. Stir after
warming!
Drinks
Milk or baby
food
200 ml 750
Boil 1 cup water 180 ml 750
11/2-2
2-3
1 cup milk
200 ml 750
1-2
2-3
1 cup coffee
(reheat)
200 ml 750
45-5 0 sec 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!
Defrosting and heating of frozen convenience foods
1 portion meat
with gravy
150
750
2-3
2-3
Stir now and again. Heat in
a covered container.
1 portion meat
with vegetables,
garnish
350450
750
7-9
2-3
As for meat with gravy.
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Cooking Charts and Tips
Cooking vegetables 1)
Description
Weight Liquid
in (g) added
Power Duration Standing Remarks/Hints
(Watt) (mins) time (mins)
Cauliflower
500
1/8 l
750
9-11
2-3
Frozen
broccoli
300
1/8 l
750
6-8
2-3
Mushrooms
250
none
750
6-8
2-3
Frozen peas
and carrots
300
1/2 cup 750
7-9
2-3
Carrots
250
2-3 tsp 750
8-10
2-3
Cut into cubes or slices.
Potatoes
250
2-3 tsp 750
5-7
2-3
Peel and quarter.
Kohlrabi
250
1/2 cup 750
8-10
2-3
Cut into spikes or slices.
Red/green
peppers
250
none
750
5-7
2-3
Cut into spikes or slices.
Leeks
250
1/2 cup 750
5-7
2-3
Cut into rings or pieces.
Frozen Brussel 300
sprouts
1/2 cup 750
6-8
2-3
Sauerkraut
1/2 cup 750
8-10
2-3
1)
Dot with butter.
Stalks facing outwards.
.
250
Cook all vegetables in a covered container.
Cut into slices.
l = litre
Cooking fish
3
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Description
Weight Power
in (g) (Watt)
Duration Standing
(mins)
time (mins)
Fish fillets
500
600
10-12
3
Whole fish
800
1. 750
2. 450
3-5
10-12
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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Practical tips for use
General
• After switching off your appliance, let food stand inside for a few
minutes to allow even heat distribution (standing time).
• Remove any aluminium foil or packaging containing metal before
preparing the food.
• 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, especially when using the high grill
rack.
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 firm 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 leave to adjust out-side. This
will give a more even result.
• Remove any metal or aluminium foil packaging and/or accessories before
defrosting
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 straight from frozen using a higher power level.
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 prick the plastic foil).
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Cooking Charts and Tips
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Tips on microwaving
1. You can’t find cooking details Base programming on a similar
for a specific quantity of
type of food. Lengthen or shorten
food.
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 Next time, try a lower power
outside and undercooked in
setting for a longer time. Stir
the middle on completion of liquids, such as soup, periodically.
cooking time.
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Test procedures
(Microwave output power 750 Watt)
The quality and operation of microwave ovens are established by recognised
test institutes by testing specific dishes.
DIN
Nr. 44 566
Part 2
Power
Time
(mins)
Standing Comments1)
time
(mins)
Defrost and cook
fish fillets
750 Watt
9-11
3
Cover. Halfway through cooking turn
fillets so that inner edges face
outwards.
Toast 2)
GP3
4-5
-
Pre-heat for 2 minutes.
Grill 2 fillet steaks3)
Grill chicken3)
GP3
28-30
-
Turn the first side when brown.
450 Watt
GP2
28-30
3
Turn the first side when brown.
IEC 705
Power
Time
(mins)
Standing
time
(mins)
Comments
Egg custard
(test A)
350 Watt
20-21
120
Sponge mixture
(test B)
Meat loaf (test C)
750 Watt
6-7
5
750 watt
14-15
5
Defrost minced
meat
150 Watt
7-9
5
Place directly on turntable.
Turn over halfway through.
Defrost raspberries
150 Watt
16-8
3
Cover.
1) Place
directly on turntable unless otherwise instructed. The turntable has to
be switched on.
2) Place
toast on wire rack
fillet steaks & chicken on wire rack. Place the oven-proof glass dish
underneath.
3 )Place
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Cooking charts and tips
Roasting/Grilling Table
Description
Fish 1)
mackrel
sardines 1)
Weight
(gram)
Grill output
power
Time
(min.)
Notes
800-1000
GP3
18-24
Brush with oil. Season
6 pieces
GP3
15-20
with salt and pepper
GP3
GP3
22-26
18-20
Brush with oil. Season
GP3
25-30
with salt and pepper
4 slices
GP3
1-3
Turn over to ensure even
browning
2 slices
GP3
5-10
Turn all foods except pizza,
halfway through cooking
Meat 1)
Sausages 2)
6-8 pieces
Frozen chopped meat 4 pieces
2 Rumpsteak 2)
400 g each
(2-3 cm thick)
Snacks
Toast 2)
Cheese on Toast 3)
Toasted snacks
time.
1)
Place dish on turntable under grill rack to catch any liquid.
2)
First pre-heat the oven for 2 minutes.
3)
Turn the toast halfway through cooking and add the cheese.
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The grill temperatures and 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. Larger, rounder pieces should
be turned more often.
Fish are best placed head to tail on the wire shelf.
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Combined microwave and grilling table
Description
Weight in
(gram)
Accessories
Approx.
500 g pasta
shallow dish
250
GP3
12-17
Approx 800 g
potatoes
shallow dish
750
GP3
20-22
Lasagne
Approx.
800 g
shallow dish
750
GP1
15-20
2 Kippers fresh 1)
Approx
200 g
shallow dish
450
GP3
12-14
Meatloaf
Approx
500 g
deep dish
600
GP3
14-16
Onion soup
au gratin
2 bowls
(200 g)
soup bowls
450
GP3
4-6
Noodle casserole
Potatoes au gratin
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1)
Microwave Grill
power
level
(watt)
Time
(min.)
Place dish on turntable under grill rack to catch any liquid. 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
The gratin is too dark in colour.
You cannot find any setting in
the tables for the weight of your
meal.
Check the shelf level and both
microwave output and grill level
power. Next time choose a lower
microwave and/or grilling output
power
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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Cooking charts and tips
3 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.
The grill heating element can be moved into the vertical position for
cleaning. Allow the grill element to cool BEFORE cleaning inside
the appliance. 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 low and the humidity of the air is high. After
operation, be sure and wipe off the condensation with a soft cloth.
Turntable and Turntable support
The turntable and turntable support should removed for cleaning
straight after each use. Clean the turntable using washing-up liquid,
or put it in the dishwasher. Clean the turntable support with
washing-up liquid.
Care of accessories
Place the wire rack in soapy water immediately after use so it can be
easily cleaned with a sponge.
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What to do if...
0
... 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.
0
... 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
0
... 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.
0
...”-d1-” (”-d2-”,”-d3-”) appears in the display window>
- The microwave remains too hot from previous grilling. Let it cool down
15 minutes before reprogramming.
0
... the microwave will not switch off ?
- Isolate the appliance from the fuse box.
- Contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.
0
... 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.
0
...
-
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 Service
For general enquiries or information regarding AEG appliances
contact:
Customer Services Department
AEG Domestic Appliances
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire
SL1 1DZ
Tel.: 08705 350 350
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Guarantee Conditions
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 glassware.
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.
-
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.
-
This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user.
-
Your new home is within the European Community (EC) or European
Free Trade Area.
-
The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions
and is only used domestically, i.e. a normal household.
-
The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new
country.
Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care Centre, listed
below, to give them details of your new home. They will then ensure that
the local Service Organisation is aware of your move and able to look after
you and your appliances.
France
Senlis
+33 (0) 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
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Microwave Oven
AEG Domestic Appliances
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55 - 77 High Street
SLOUGH
SL1 1DZ
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