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Instructions for Installation and Use
Electric Oven
Model SX995X
For Your Safety
Know your Oven
The Controls
Analogue Programmer for Start/End Cooking Time
Cooking Advice
Cooking Chart
Care and Cleaning
Electrical Connection
After Sales Service
Hotpoint Guarantee
Key Contacts
Back Cover
Retention of this Instruction Book
This Instruction Book must be kept handy for reference as it contains important details on the safe and proper use of
the appliance.
If you sell or pass the appliance to someone else, or move house and leave it behind, make sure this Book is also
provided so the new owner can become familiar with the appliance and safety warnings.
If the Book is lost or damaged a copy may be obtained from:
GDA LTD., Morley Way, Peterborough, PE2 9JB
Your new electric oven is guaranteed* and will give lasting service. This guarantee is only applicable if the appliance
has been installed in accordance with the installation instructions detailed in this booklet.
To help make best use of your cooking equipment, please read this booklet carefully.
The oven is designed specifically for domestic use and responsibility will not be accepted for use in any other
Note: When the oven is first used, an odour may be omitted - this will cease after a short period of use.
To help remove the 'new' smell, heat the empty oven to maximum temperature for a minimum of two to three hours,
keeping the door/s closed. Ensure that the room is well ventilated (eg. open a window or use an extractor fan) and
that persons who may be sensitive to the odour avoid any fumes. It is suggested that any pets be removed from the
room until the smell has ceased.
This odour is due to any temporary finish on oven linings and elements and any moisture absorbed by the insulation.
* The guarantee is subject to the provisions that the appliance:
(a) Has been used solely in accordance with this booklet.
(b) Has been properly connected to a suitable supply voltage as stated on the rating plate, attached to the
(c) Has not been subjected to misuse or accident or been modified or repaired by any person other than the
manufacturers authorised employee or agent.
(d) Has been correctly installed.
For Your Safety
When used properly your appliance is completely safe but as with any electrical product there are certain
precautions that must be observed.
To maintain the efficiency and safety of this appliance, we recommend you do the following:
- only call the Service Centres authorised by the manufacturer.
- always use genuine spare parts.
- attempt to install or repair the appliance without the
assistance of qualified personnel.
- remove the oven shelves whilst the oven is hot.
- allow anyone to sit or stand on any part of the
- store items above the appliance that children may
attempt to reach.
- heat up unopened food containers, as pressure can
build up causing the container to burst.
- use the appliance to heat up anything other than food.
- use the appliance as a room heater.
- use the grill to warm plates.
- dry items on the oven doors.
- install the appliance next to curtains of other soft
- allow children to play with or tamper with the controls.
- use steam cleaners.
- use the oven for storage purposes.
- use flammable liquids near the appliance.
- use adapters, multiple sockets and/or extension leads.
- pull on the appliance or the supply able to unplug it
from the electrical outlet.
- allow power cables of other appliances to come into
contact with hot parts of this appliance.
- expose the appliance to atmospheric agents, such as
rain or sunlight.
- operate the appliance with wet hands.
- operate the appliance when barefoot.
- do not use steam cleaners to clean your oven
- make sure you remove all packaging and literature
from inside the appliance before switching on for the
first time.
- check the soundness of the appliance after it has been
- make sure you understand the controls before using
the appliance.
- keep children away from the appliance during use, as
surfaces will get extremely hot during and after cooking.
Care should be taken to avoid touching the heating
elements inside the oven during use.
- make sure the controls are turned off when you have
finished cooking and when not in use.
- grip the handle in the centre when opening the door.
- stand back when openign the door to allow any build
up of steam or heat to disperse.
- use dry, good quality oven gloves when removing items.
- take care to avoid heat/steam burns when operating
the controls.
- switch off the electricity supply at the wall switch, and
allow to cool, before cleaning or performing
- make sure the shelves are in the correct position before
switching on the oven.
- keep the door partially open when grilling.
- keep the door closed when the appliance is not in use.
- keep the appliance clean as a build up of grease or fat
from cooking can cause a fire.
- follow the basic principles of food handling and hygiene
to prevent the possibility of bacterial growth.
- keep any ventilation slots clear of obstructions.
Know your Oven
A. Control Panel
B. Function selector
C. Temperature control
D. Analogue programmer for Start/End cooking time
E. Oven pilot light - When the light is on, it indicates that the oven is heating. It will turn off
when the temperature setting has been reached.
F. Glass oven door
G. Analogue programme knob
The Controls
This model combines, in a single appliance, the
advantages of traditional convection ovens with those
of modern forced air ventilation ovens. It is an extremely
versatile appliance that allows you to easily and safely
choose between 7 different cooking modes.The various
modes can be selected by adjusting the function selector
“B” and the temperature control “C” on the control panel.
shelf at a time, otherwise the the heat distribution with
be uneven. Select from among the various shelf positions
based on the whether the dish needs more or less heat
from the top or bottom.
Lower heating element
Set the temperature control (C) between 50°C and 250°C.
By turning the control to this position, the oven light and
lower heating element come on.
This is recommended for finishing off the cooking of food
(in baking trays) which is well-cooked on the surface
but still soft inside.
Note that when using this position, the temperature is
automatically set at the maximum temperature which
cannot be changed using the temperature control.
Oven light
When the function selector “B” is in any position other
than the " " position, the oven light comes on.
NOTE: to turn the oven light on without activating any of
the heating elements, the function selector "B" must be
turned to the setting indicated by the
symbol and the
temperature control "C" must be set to zero indicated by
the " " symbol.
Upper heating element
Set the temperature control (C) between 50°C and 250°C.
By turning the control to this position, the oven light and
upper heathing element come on.
This is recommended for finishing off the cooking of food
(in baking trays) which is already inside well-cooked but
needs browning.
Convection Mode
Set the temperature control (C) between 50°C and 250°C.
The outer heating elements at both the top and the bottom
of the oven will come on. The heat is distributed uniformly
from the top to the bottom. The convection mode is
recommended for preparing meat-based dishes featuring
beef or veal which require slow cooking and basting. It
is the best cooking mode for dry pastries and fruit in
general. When cooking in convection mode, only use
one baking tray or
The Controls
The thermostat light (E)
This indicates that the oven is heating up. When the light
goes out, the required temperature has been reached.
When the light alternately comes on and goes out, it means
that the thermostat is working properly to maintain the oven
Important: do not set the temperature control "C" to over
175°C. During grilling, keep the oven door closed.
Food is cooked in the grill by the downward thermal rays
produced by an incandescent electric heating element. The
high, direct grill temperature immediately browns meat, thus
stopping juice dispersion and keeping meat more tender.
The grill is particularly recommended for cooking dishes
requiring a high surface temperature: beef and veal steaks,
entrecote, fillet steaks, hamburgers etc...
Multi-Skewer Rotisserie
This oven is equipped with a removable multiple skewer
rotisserie positioned parallel to the back of the oven Fig. 1).
Slide the meat to be cooked onto the spit lengthwise, keeping
it in place with the adjustable forks.
With kebabs, slide the meat to be cooked onto the skewers
provided and place them on the appropriate holders.
Slide the holders, "A" and "B" in Fig. 1, into the appropriate
holes in the baking tray, rest the groove end of the rod on the
guide "D" and slide the rack onto the bottom guide (Fig. 2).
Then slide the rod into the hole for the motor shaft and place
the grooved end of the rod on the guide "C."
Start the motor by turning the knob to the grill setting .
Fanned Grill
Important: do not set the temperature control "C" to over
175°C. During grilling, keep the oven door closed.
The heating element of the grill is activated, as well as the
fan. This combination of features increases the effectiveness
of the thermal radiation of the heating elements through forced
air circulation of the air throughout the oven. This helps
prevents foods from burning on the surface, allowing the
heat to penetrate into the food.
"Gentle pastry oven"
Set the temperature control (C) between 50°C and 250°C.
The lower heating element and the fan come on.
This setting is ideal when cooking delicate foods, especially
pastries that need to raise, because the heat rising from the
bottom facilitates leavening. Please note that with this feature
it takes a rather long time to reach higher temperatures.
Therefore, if high temperatures are needed, we recommend
that you use the "Conventional" setting.
Fan Assisted Mode
Set the temperature control (C) between 50°C and 250°C.
Both the heating elements and the fan will come on. Since
the heat remains constant and uniform throughout the oven,
the air cooks and browns food uniformly over its entire surface.
With this mode, you can also cook various dishes at the
same time, as long as their respective cooking temperatures
are the same. A maximum of 2 shelves can be used at the
same time, following the instructions in the section entitled,
"Cooking On More Than One Shelf". This cooking mode is
ideal for au gratin dishes or those which require an extended
cooking time.
Moreover, the excellent heat distribution makes it possible to
use lower temperatures when cooking roasts. This results in
less loss of juices, meat which is more tender and a decrease
in the loss of weight for the roast.
This mode is especially suited for cooking fish, which can be
prepared with the addition of a limited amount of condiments,
thus maintaining their flavour and appearance. This mode
can also be used to thaw white or red meat, fish and bread
by setting the temperature to 80°-100°C. To thaw more
delicate foods, set the termostat to 60°C or use only the cold
air circulation feature by setting the temperature control to
Analogue Programmer for Start/End Cooking Time
To turn the oven off, turn the function selector to the "0"
Programmed Cooking Time - Immediate Start
1 Turn the knob anti-clockwise until the Total Cooking
Time desired appears in the small time display.
2 Pull the knob and turn it anti-clockwise until the
marker is aligned with the current time. A click indicates that the procedure has been completed.
Use the function selector to select the desired cooking
The oven will turn on immediately and stay on for the
entire length of the programmed cooking time. The oven
will buzz to indicate that it has automatically turned off.
To interrupt the programmed cooking time, turn the knob
symbol appears in the small
anti-clockwise until the
How to Reset the Current Time
The oven must be connected to the power supply.
Press the knob and turn it anti-clockwise until the correct time appears.
NB: The programmer runs on electricity. Therefore, it
will stop during a power failure. After the power comes
back on, the current time will have to be set again.
Programmed Cooking Time - Delayed Start
1 Set Total Cooking Time:
Turn the knob anti-clockwise until the Total Cooking
Time desired appears in the time display.
2 Set Start Cooking Time:
Pull the knob and turn it anti-clockwise until the
marker is aligned with the desired Start Cooking Time.
Use the funstion selector to select the desired cooking
The oven will turn on at the time set for the Start Cooking
Time and will stay on for the entire length of time programmed. The oven will buzz to indicate that it has
automatically turned off.
To interrupt the programmed cooking time, turn the knob
anti-clockwise until the
symbol appears in the small
Manual Operation
NB: This mode should be used when a cooking time
is not being set.
1 Turn the knob anti-clockwise until the
appears in the small window.
2 Pull the knob and turn it in anti-clockwise until the
marker is aligned with the current time.
A click indicates that the procedure has been
Use the function selector "B" to select the desired mode.
Cooking Advice
The oven offers a wide range of alternatives which allows
you to cook any type of food in the best possible way.
With time you will learn to make the best use of this
versatile cooking appliance and the following are only a
guide, which may be varied according to your own
personal taste.
Baking Cakes
When baking cakes, always preheat the oven. Make
sure you wait until the oven has preheated thoroughly
(the red oven indicator light "E" will go out). Do not
open the oven door during baking to prevent the cake
from dropping. In general, if:
If the food being cooked needs to go into a preheated
oven (this is generally the case when cooking
leavened foods), the “fan assisted mode” b can be
used to reach the desired temperature as quickly as
possible. When preheating is over, which is indicated
by the red oven indicator light “E” going out. Place
food in the oven and select the most appropriate
cooking mode.
Pastry is too dry
Increase the temperature by 10°C and reduce the
cooking time.
Use less liquid or lower the temperature by 10°C.
Pastry is too dark on top
Place ititonon
a lower
the temperature
and increase
a lower
the temperature,
cooking time.
Cooking on More Than One Shelf
If you want to cook on more than one shelf at the same
time, use the “fan assisted mode”
which is the only
mode appropriate for this type of cooking.
• The oven is fitted with 5 shelves. During fan assisted
cooking, use two of the three central shelf positions;
the lowest and highest shelf positions receive the
hot air directly and therefore delicate foodstuffs could
be burnt on these shelf positions.
• As a general rule, use the 2nd and 4th shelf position
from the bottom, placing the foodstuffs that require
greater heat on the 2nd shelf position from the bottom.
For example, when cooking meat roasts together with
other food, place the roast on the 2nd shelf position
from the bottom and the more delicate food on the
4th shelf position from the bottom.
• When cooking food that require differing times and
temperatures, set a temperature that is somewhere
between the two temperatures required, place the
more delicate food on the 4th shelf position from the
bottom and take the food requiring less time out of
the oven first.
• Use the baking tray on the lower shelf position and
the shelf on the upper;
is cooked
but sticky
is sticky
Use less liquid, lower the temperature, and increase
the cooking time.
The pastry sticks to the pan
Grease the pan well and sprinkle it with a dusting of
flour or use greaseproof paper.
more than one level (in the function
have used more than one shelf (in the fan assisted
not all
at thepoint.
mode) and they
are not
at the
cooking point
It is not
to remove
It is
not necessary
remove the food from all the racks at the same time.
Cooking Fish and Meat
Meat must weigh at least 1kg to prevent it from drying
out. When cooking white meat, fowl and fish, use
temperature settings from 150 °C to 200 °C.
For red meat that should be well done on the outside
while tender and juicy in the inside, it is a good idea to
start with a high temperature setting (200°C-220°C) for
a short time, then turn the oven down afterwards.
In general, the larger the roast, the lower the temperature
setting. Place the meat on the centre of the shelf and
place the grill pan/baking tray beneath it to catch the fat.
Make sure that the shelf is inserted so that it is in the
centre of the oven. If you would like to increase the
amount of heat from below, use the low shelf positions.
Using the Grill
The Grill
setting perfectly grills traditional foods (such
as toasted sandwiches, hotdogs, etc.).
is extremely useful for grilling foods
The Fanned Grill
rapidly, as the distribution of heat makes it possible not
only to brown the surface but also to cook the bottom
This mode can also be used for browning foods at the
end of the cooking process.
Cooking Pizza
For best results when cooking pizza, use the “fan
assisted mode”
- Preheat the oven for at least 10 minutes.
- Use a light aluminium pizza pan, placing it on the shelf.
If the baking tray is used, this will extend the cooking
time, making it difficult to get a crispy crust.
- Do not open the door frequently while the pizza is
- If the pizza has alot of toppings (three or four), we
recommend you add the mozzarella cheese on top,
halfway through the cooking process.
Important: always use the grill with the oven door
closed. This will allow you both to attain excellent results
and to save energy (approximately 10%).
For best results when cooking on the grill, it is
recommended to use the highest temperature (175 °C),the
grill pan should be placed on the higher shelf (see
Cooking Chart).
Cooking Chart
Type of dish
Pastries and cakes
Cooking time
Type of dish
Cooking time
Fruit pie
60 - 70
Turkey (4-8 kg)
3 - 4 1/2
30 - 40
Goose (4-5 kg)
4 - 4 1/2
Sponge cake
20 - 30
Duck (2-4 kg)
1 1/2 - 2 1/2
Angel cake
40 - 50
Capon (2 1/2 - 3 kg)
2 - 2 1/2
Madeira cake
40 - 50
Braised beef (1 - 1 1/2 kg)
3 - 3 1/2
Chocolate cake
30 - 40
Leg of lamb
1 - 1 1/2
Flat sweet loaf
40 - 50
Roast hare (2 kg)
1 - 1 1/2
15 - 20
Roast pheasant
1 - 1 1/2
Flaky pastry biscuits
15 - 20
Chicken (1 - 1 1/2 kg)
1 - 1 1/2
Mille feuilles
15 - 20
Short pastry
15 - 20
15 - 25
Cooking time
of shelf
Chops (0.5 kg)
min. 25
3rd guide rail
min. 15
2nd guide rail
Grilled chicken (1 kg)
min. 60
1 st guide rail
Veal on the spit (0.6 kg)
min. 60
Chicken on the spit (1 kg)
min. 60
Type of dish
Cooking times may vary according to the nature of the foods, their homogeneity and their volume. When cooking a certain
food for the first time, it is advisable to choose the lowest values in the cooking time range given in the table and then
The 1st
lowest position.
as being the lowest position.
increase them if necessary. The
1 st guide
Care and Cleaning
Before cleaning or carrying out any maintenace on
your oven, you must disconnect it from the power
Replacing the Lamp in the Oven
• Disconnect the oven from the power supply by means
of the omni-polar switch connecting it to the mains,
or by removing the plug if it is accessible;
• Unscrew the glass cover attached to the lamp holder;
• Unscrew the lamp and replace it with another hightemperature lamp (300°C) with the following
- Voltage: 230/240 V
- Wattage: 15W
- Socket: E14
• Remount the glass cover and reconnect the appliance
to the power supply.
Inside the oven
We recommend you clean your oven each time you
use it, especially after cooking roasts. In fact, it is
advisable to prevent food residue from building up during
cooking: the residue would be re-cooked each time the
oven is used and would char and release smoke and
unpleasant odours.
Oven exterior
Clean the enamelled or stainless steel exterior surfaces
of your oven using a sponge soaked in soapy water,
making sure you rinse and dry these thoroughly, without
using abrasive or corrosive products which could
damage them.
Stainless steel
Rinse stainless steel parts and dry them thoroughly
using a soft cloth. Use a specific non-abrasive product
to remove tougher stains,
During operation, the door and adjacent parts of the appliance become very hot. Ensure that children are kept
out of reach.
DO NOT use aluminium foil to line the bottom of the
To avoid having to clean the bottom of the oven, you
may be tempted to line it with some aluminium foil. We
strongly advise against this. The aluminium foil
sheet in direct contact with the heated enamel
coating could melt and damage the enamel coating
inside the oven irreversibly.
Cleaning the rotisserie and other accessories
The rotisserie can be removed completely using the 2
wing nuts. The elements comprising the rotisserie
assembly should be cleaned together with the other
accessories (baking tray, shelf) in the sink using a damp
sponge and ordinary detergent or in your dishwasher.
Important: The power supply to the appliance must be
cut off before any adjustments or maintenance work is
done on it.
Installation of Built-in Ovens
To ensure the proper working order of the built-in
appliance, the kitchen unit must be of a suitable size.
The sizes of the unit for installing the cooker under a
worktop or in a column unit are shown in figure.
472 mm
469 mm
475 mm
5 m mm
Fastening the oven
Insert the appliance into the compartment; open the oven
door and fasten the oven to the cabinet using the four
screws “A”, remembering to place the special spacers
provided between the hole and the screw itself.
min. 45 mm.
To provide adequate ventilation, there must be appropriate
ventilation openings in the front bottom and the top part
of the cabinet (an intake opening on the bottom of at
least 200 cm2, and an exhaust opening of at least 60
The unit panels next to the cooker must be heat resistant.
In the case of veneered wood units, glues must be
resistant to a temperature of 120 °C.
In accordance with safety standards, once the appliance
has been mounted, there must be no possible contact
with electrical parts. Any protective parts must be
secured so that they can only be removed with the use
of tools.
Electrical Connection
Electric connection
Appliances with a three-pole power supply cable are
designed to operate with alternated current at the supply
frequency and voltage indicated on the data plate (at the
bottom of the oven dashboard). The earthing conductor
of the cable is the yellow-green conductor.
This appliance conforms to the following EEC Directives:
Connecting the power supply cable to the mains
The appliance must be directly connected to the mains
using an omnipolar circuit-breaker with a minimum
contact opening of 3 mm installed between the appliance
and the mains, suitable for the load indicated and
complying with current directives (the earthing wire must
not be interrupted by the circuit-breaker).
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Low Voltage Equipment
Inner dimensions of the oven:
The power supply cable must be positioned so that it
does not exceed 50°C more than room temperature at
any point of its length.
Before making the connection check that:
- the limiter valve and the home system can support
the appliance load (see data plate);
- the power supply system has an efficient earthing
connection which complies with the provisions of
current regulations;
- the socket or omnipoar circuit-breaker is easily
accessible once the cooker has been installed.
Voltage and frequency of power supply:
230 V
Directive 2002/40/EC on the label of electric ovens
Norm EN 50304
Energy consumption for Natural convection
NOTE: do not use reducers, adaptors or shunts as they
could cause overheating and burns.
heating mode:
Declared energy consumption for Forced convection
heating mode:
Fan assisted
After Sales Service
"No company is better positioned to offer an after sales service on a
Hotpoint appliance than us - the manufacturer"
As part of our commitment to you, all Hotpoint appliances have the added benefit of a fully inclusive parts
and labour guarantee for the first 12 months. In addition to this you also have the advantage of free
replacement parts for the first 5 years when fitted by a Hotpoint
engineer. When the 12 months parts and labour guarantee expires we offer the following after sales
service options:
Repair Service and Information Help Desk
UK: 08709 066066
Republic of Ireland: 1850 302 200
Note: Our operators will require the Model number and the Serial number of your appliance
Available 364 days a year with a fast, effective and value for money service. We have the largest white
goods repair service in the UK with over 1200 of our own fully trained engineers. All repairs include a parts
and labour guarantee for 12 months from the date of the repair.
If you require any information or have any questions about your appliance, our operators are on hand with
help and advice.
All this ensures that you will receive the best available after sales service possible.
Extended Warranties
UK: 08709 088 088
Republic of Ireland: 1850 502 200
Whether you have just one or a number of Hotpoint appliances in your kitchen, we offer two service cover
plans to give you total peace of mind.
l Repair Protection Plan
FREE service repairs for a single Hotpoint appliance during the period
of cover.
l Kitchen Cover
FREE service repairs for all your Hotpoint appliances less than 8
years old.
Genuine Parts and AccessoriesUK: 08709 077 077
Republic of Ireland: (01) 842 6836
A wide range of genuine parts and accessories are available from our hotline or through our web site.
Genuine parts and accessories, extended warranties and service repairs are all
available on our web-site at:
"Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back"
We give you a unique 'satisfaction guaranteed' promise - valid for 90 days - after you have
purchased your Hotpoint appliance. If there is a technical problem simply call Hotpoint Repair service or
visit our web-site at www.theservicecentre.co.uk and where necessary, we will arrange for an engineer
to call. If the technical problem is not resolved under this guarantee, we will replace your machine or,
if you prefer, give you your money back.
All Hotpoint appliances carry a fully inclusive 12 month parts and labour guarantee as well as free
replacement parts for the first 5 years (except microwaves, selected integrated appliances and cooker
hoods, which have a one year guarantee) provided that they are fitted by a Hotpoint engineer.
Guarantee terms and conditions
Your guarantee is only applicable in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland and is subject to the
following provisions that your appliance:
Has been installed and used correctly in accordance with this instruction booklet.
Has been used solely for domestic purposes and is located on domestic premises (ie. not for
commercial or trade use).
Has been properly connected to a suitable electrical supply voltage as stated on the appliance
rating plate.
Has not been subject to misuse, accident, modified or repaired by anyone other than one of our
own service engineers.
For pre purchase information on any other Hotpoint product call: 08701 50 60 70
or visit: www.hotpoint.co.uk
Recycling & Disposal Information
As part of Hotpoint's continued commitment to helping the environment, Hotpoint reserves the right to
use quality recycled components to keep down customer costs and minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully.
To minimise risk of injury to children, remove the door, plug and cut mains cable off flush with the
appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to ensure that the appliance can no longer be plugged into
a mains socket, and the door cannot be locked shut.
Key Contacts
After Sales Service
Over 1200 trained specialists, directly employed by us, ensure that you can have complete confidence in
both the appliances and services we offer.
Repair Service and Information Desk
UK: 08709 066 066
(Open 8 to 8 Mon - Fri, 8 to 6 Sat, 10 to 4 Sun & Bank Holidays)
Republic of Ireland: 1850 302 200
Note: Our operators will require the following information:
Model number:
Serial number:
Extended Warranties
UK: 08709 088 088
(Open 8 to 8 Mon - Sun)
Republic of Ireland: 1850 502 200
Genuine Parts and Accessories
UK: 08709 077 077
(Open 8-30 to 5-30 Mon - Fri & 9 to 12 Sat)
Republic of Ireland: (01) 842 6836
General Domestic Appliances Limited, Morley Way, Peterborough, PE2 9JB.
December 2002 Part no. FP148 - 01
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