Combi Chef 6 Operation Manual
Maestrowave Combi Chef 6
Operation Manual
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Introduction
The Combi Chef 6 has been designed for ease & speed of operational usage yet is
technically far ahead of any other combination microwave oven available today.
Whether you require the High Speed cooker to be used as a Microwave, an Oven, a Grill or
Microwave & Oven or Microwave & Grill, the Combi Chef 6 provides you 9 in 1 various cook
mode options. To get the most benefit from this High Speed cooker think of it as an oven
or grill with microwave facility to help speed up the cooking time. You will be familiar with
traditional cook times and temperatures and by adding microwave facility in stages
starting from low through to high it will not take long to establish the ideal balance
required for optimum time savings with great cooking results. Too much microwave
power with low oven temperature for example may cook very quickly but the finished
result is unlikely to be satisfactory. Using a high oven temperature and medium to high
microwave power will give better results. Remember as the timings in combined mode
will be a lot less than normal, a higher oven or grill heat can normally be applied to assist
quick browning and crisping of food products.
Just a short experimental navigation around the machines user-friendly controls should
provide you with confidence and have you up and ready to go in minutes. Whilst practicing
we advise that a bowl of water is placed inside the oven cavity, importantly when using
microwave mode on it's own or in combination, as the Combi Chef 6 should never be used
in these modes without food or liquid product inside the oven cavity. You may notice that
after the Combi Chef 6 has been used the fan continues running for a period of time.
This is normal and the time will vary and is dependent upon the temperature that has built
up within the oven cavity. This precautionary action will help to keep the components and
LCD module in peak working temperature condition and will help
prolong the reliability of the product.
The LCD Display
The large LCD window clearly displays all functions and by pressing a few panel
buttons it is very clear to see how the Combi Chef 6 is set up. Press a few buttons,
functions and experiment to see for yourself just how easy it is to view the
Combi Chef 6 features and settings. Pressing pause / stop pad twice will always
cancel the operation - making it impossible to get lost or stuck within any mode.
Maestrowave Menu CreatorTM
Maestrowave Menu CreatorTM provides the chef with their own menu software which
allows for very simple menu uploading via a USB stick. The software is easy to use and
saved file menus can be e-mailed for local Combi Chef 6 machine upload, which is
invaluable for multi sited operations. See the accompanying seperate Menu CreatorTM
software instructions located inside the Menu CreatorTM software pack. Happy Menu creation.
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Contents
Content
Page
General Description .......………………………………………………..…...............................................1
Operational Function Description …………………………………….…..........................................2
LCD Panel Configuration .………………………………………………................................................3
Preheat Function ...........…………………………………………..…….............................................4-6
Manual Function - Microwave ..……………………………………..…...........…...............................7
Manual Function - Oven .………………………………………………...........…...................................8
Manual Function - Grill .…………………………………………..……..............................................…9
Manual Function - Microwave + Oven .………………………………..........…................................10
Manual Function - Microwave + Grill .……………………………….............................................11
Manual Function - Stage Cook ......…………………………………..........…............................12-14
Program Function - Stage Cook .....………………………………..…......................................15-16
Clear Program Stage Cook …………………………………….…...…..............................................17
Using Program Function ………………………………………………….............................................18
Pause/Stop - Restart - Door open .…………………………………...............................................19
Sound Level Adjustment .………………………………..…………..................................................20
Other Useful Functions - Stirer Cover....................……………..........….............................. 21
Cleaning Filter Merssage - General Cleaning - Use of Racks.................….....................22
Page 23 onwards
Do's & Don'ts
Guide to timings
Use and placement of interior oven racks / trays
Suitable utensils
Service repair & warranty
Closing note
Seperate Menu CreatorTM software instructions are located inside the Menu CreatorTM
software pack.
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General Function Description
When first switched on at the mains the LCD screen displays MAESTROWAVE logo for a
few seconds. Thereafter, the screen shows a normal Manual function screen (default) and
prompts user. This unit is separated into three main functions.
-Preheat
-Manual
-Program
Manual Function
Manual function signifies that each setting operates independently or in a combination
of manual cooking modes where five variable modes are provided.
-Microwave
-Oven
-Grill
-Microwave + Oven
-Microwave + Grill
Program Function
Program function provides 50 programs as standard that can store the user's favourite
cooking menu.
Each program contains up to five stage cook sequences. Programs are easily retrieved.
Preheat Function
Preheat function provides an oven temperature standby feature for fast heat-up and rapid
recovery. Default temperature is 160oC.
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Convenient Features
Instant variable setting
Whilst manual cooking mode is in process, most settings can be changed instantly for
flexibility. (Cooking time, microwave power, turbo fan ON/OFF, grill power and oven
temperature etc...) However, the cook mode cannot be altered during operation.
Checking actual oven temperature
The actual oven temperature can be retrieved at any time for convenience.
Volume control
The loudness of 'End of cooking' Beep sound can be varied digitally from loudest to no sound.
Security
When door is opened, door interlock switch and microprocessor stops the magnetron.
Rapidly remove oven heat
Turbo fan can be turned on while door is opened, this helps quickly remove internal oven
heat where required.
Full information on how to use these features follows later on in this manual.
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Function Description
Manual Mode
Mode:
- Microwave
- Oven
- Grill
- Microwave + Oven
- Microwave + Grill
Microwave Power
High 100%, Medium High 75%, Medium 50%, Defrost 30%, Low 10%
Oven Temperature
100oC ~ 250oC (in 5oC steps)
Grill
High (250oC), Medium (200oC), Low (150oC)
Turbo Fan ON/OFF
Timer increments 0 - 5 mins (10 Second/steps) 5 - 6 mins (20 Second/steps)
6 - 10 mins (30 Second/steps) and 10 - 99 mins (60 Second/steps)
Program Mode
Program
Stage
Mode
Maximum 50 programs
Five Cooking Stages
- Microwave
- Oven
- Grill
- Microwave + Oven
- Microwave + Grill
Microwave Power:
High 100%, Medium High 75%, Medium 50%, Defrost 30%, Low 10%
Grill
High (250oC) , Medium (200oC) , Low (150oC)
Turbo Fan ON/OFF
Temperature 100oC ~ 250oC (5oC steps)
Timer increments 0 - 5 mins (10 Second/steps) 5 - 6 mins (20 Second/steps)
6 - 10 mins (30 Second/steps) and 10 - 99 mins (60 Second/steps)
Preheat Mode
Preheat Temperature 100oC ~ 250oC (5oC steps) Default temp 160oC
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Fig 1. LCD Panel Configuration
Ready: When preheat temperature reaches the set temperature
Preheat: When Preheat function is turned on
Mode:
Microwave
Oven
Grill
Microwave + Oven
Microwave + Grill
Ready
POWER: High
GRILL:
Microwave Power
LCD Configuration:
High...................100%
Medium High.......75%
Medium...............50%
Defrost................30%
Low......................10%
Grill Power
High: 250oC
Medium: 200oC
Low: 150oC
Stage Cooking
Stage: 5 Stages
Black = Data Occupied
White = No Data
Prog:05 TT
MODE: Microwave
Preheat
Program Mode Only
Prog: 01 - 50
3:00
Pause
Fan: On
SET TEMP:
Timer
00:00 - 99:00
Pause: System Halt
Turbo Fan: On/Off
Oven Temperature
100oC - 250oC
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Preheat Function
MODE: Preheat
- Mode: Preheat
- Temp: 100 - 250oC
- Turbo Fan: On or Off
ON
POWER:
GRILL:
Preheat
Fan: On
SET TEMP: 180oC
Press Preheat key to enter Preheat
function (Display will show OFF)
Turn Dial Knob to required oC
Min 100oC - Max 250oC
Turbo fan
Start
Press Turbo Fan key to On or Off
position as required.
Temperature is reached quicker in the
Off position
Press Start key to run Preheat function
Press either Manual key or Program key to operate any other function
When preheat reaches the required temperature the word READY appears under LCD
preheat display.
The temperature will be maintained whilst this mode is left on and will default back to
preheat mode after any selected cooking modes are used.
To switch off this function simply press the preheat pad and stop pad. To turn back on
press preheat pad and start pad.
Note: When preheat function is turned on, it will maintain the preset temperature whilst
in a non cooking mode. The word "Preheat" will show all the time whilst switched on.
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Preheat Function
MODE: Preheat
Checking actual oven temperature
whilst preheating function is on
ON
POWER:
GRILL:
Oven
Fan: On
SET TEMP: 105oC
Press and hold the Oven key for more
than half second.
The actual oven temperature shows on
the LCD
Temperature too low: If the actual oven temperature
is lower than 100oC, the sign ‘<<<’ will show up instead of the
oven temperature reading
Temperature too high: If the actual oven temperature
is higher than 250oC, the sign ‘>>>’ will show up instead of the
oven temperature reading
Note Both Temperature and Turbo Fan settings can be changed whilst
preheat function is operating
Altering Preheat Temperature
User can change temperature whilst in preheat mode:
Preheat
Press Preheat key
Turn Dial Knob to change the desired
temperature, press Start to lock temperature
Altering Preheat Turbo Fan Function
Turbo Fan ON/OFF can also be changed:
Turbo fan
Press Turbo Fan key to select On or Off position
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Preheat Function
MODE: Preheat
Set Preheat to OFF
ON
- Mode: Preheat
POWER:
GRILL:
Preheat
Pause/Stop
Fan: On
TEMP: 200oC
PressPreheat key to enter Preheat
function
Press Stop key once to turn off and Start
to turn back on!
Press either Manual key or Program key to use other function
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Microwave Manual Function
MODE: Microwave
Example
- Mode: Microwave
- Power: Medium
- Cook Time : 2 Minutes
- 1 Stage Cooking
2:00
Fan: Off
POWER: Medium
GRILL:
Manual
Microwave
SET TEMP:
First press Manual pad to enter
manual function
Press Microwave pad.
Continue to press to select required
power level. The default setting is 100%
high power, so continuing to press is only
necessary if you require a different
power level
Turn Dial Knob to 2:00 or required
cook time
Start
Press Start key to start cooking
Altering Setting Whilst Cooking
Microwave Power and Cooking Time pad settings can be altered whilst in operation.
Simply select desired mode pad to change
Note Pressing the Timer pad adds 10 second increments each time it is pressed up to
5 mins. 20 second increments from 5 - 6 mins. 30 second increments from 6 - 10 mins.
60 second increments from 10 - 99 mins. Once pressed you can rotate the Dial Knob
to quickly add or reduce time as required.
End of Cooking / Repeat
When cooking time has elapsed, there will be three bleeps and the word END is displayed.
After the door is opened and closed the display will return to the last mode and time
selected. Pressing Start at this stage will repeat the previous mode.
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Oven Manual Function
MODE: Oven
Example
- Mode: Oven
- Turbo Fan: On
- Cook Time : 10 Minutes
- One Stage Cooking
10:00
POWER:
GRILL:
Fan: On
SET TEMP: 250oC
Manual
Press Manual key to enter manual cooking
function. This is only
necessary if currently in a different mode
i.e.program or preheat setting
Oven
Press Oven pad and rotate Dial Knob to set
time
Turbo fan
Oven
Press Turbo Fan key to On or Off as
required. Default setting is On.
Press Oven pad to select temperature
Turn Dial Knob to select temperature or
continue to depress oven pad
Start
Actual Oven Temperature
Oven
Press Start to start cooking
Press and hold the Oven temperature pad
for more than half a second if you need to
check the actual oven temperature.
Temperature is displayed within Temp:
section.
If temperature is less than 100oC
display will show <<<.
If temperature is higher than 250oC
display will show >>>.
Altering Setting Whilst Cooking
Oven Temperature, Turbo Fan and Cooking Time settings can be altered as required
whilst mode is in operation. Simply select desired mode pad to change
Note Pressing the Timer pad adds 10 second increments each time it is pressed up to
5 mins. 20 second increments from 5 - 6 mins. 30 second increments from 6 - 10 mins.
60 second increments from 10 - 99 mins. Once pressed you can rotate the Dial Knob
to quickly add or reduce time as required.
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Grill Manual Function
MODE: Grill
Example
- Mode: Grill
- Turbo Fan: Off
- Grill Power: High
- Cook Time : 11 Minutes
11:00
POWER:
GRILL: High
Manual
Grill
Fan: Off
SET TEMP:
First press Manual key to enter
manual function
Press Grill pad and continue to press to
select high, medium or low
temperature. (Default setting is low)
Rotate Dial Knob control to set time.
Turbo fan
Start
Press Turbo Fan key to On or Off as
required. Default setting is Off.
Press Start to start cooking
Altering Setting Whilst Cooking
Grill Power, Turbo Fan and Cooking Time pad settings can be altered whilst in
operation. Simply select desired mode pad to change
Note Pressing the Timer pad adds 10 second increments each time it is pressed up to
5 mins. 20 second increments from 5 - 6 mins. 30 second increments from 6 - 10 mins.
60 second increments from 10 - 99 mins. Once pressed you can rotate the Dial Knob
to quickly add or reduce time as required.
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Microwave + Oven
Manual Function
Example
- Mode: Microwave + Oven
- Microwave Power: High
- Oven Temperature: 200oC
- Turbo Fan: On
- Cook Time : 12 Minutes
MODE: Microwave+Oven
12:00
POWER: High
GRILL:
Manual
Microwave
Oven
Fan: On
SET TEMP: 200oC
First press Manual key to enter
manual function
Press Microwave pad and continue to
press to the required power level.
Default setting is 100% high power so
continuing to press is only necessary if you
require a different power level
Press Oven pad and continue to press
until desired temperature is selected
or turn Dial Knob for speed
For example turn Dial Knob to 200oC or
required oC
Turbo fan
Timer
Press Turbo Fan key to On or Off position
Press Timer pad
Turn Dial knob to 12:00 or desired
cooking time
Start
Press Start to start cooking
Oven
Press and hold the Oven key for more
than half a second. The actual oven
temperature briefly shows on the LCD
display then reverts to the
selected temperature. If temperature is
less than 100oC display will show
<<<. If the oven temperature is
higher than set the actual oven
temperature will be displayed.
Actual Oven Temperature
Altering Setting Whilst Cooking
Microwave Power, Oven Temperature, Turbo Fan and Cooking Time settings can be
altered as required whilst selected mode is in operation.
Simply select desired mode pad to change.
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Microwave + Grill
Manual Function
Example
- Mode: Microwave + Grill
- Microwave Power: Medium
- Grill Power: Low
- Turbo Fan: Off
- Cook Time : 8 Minutes
MODE: Microwave+Grill
8:00
POWER: Medium
GRILL: High
Manual
Microwave
Grill
Fan: Off
SET TEMP: 150oC
First press Manual key to enter
manual function
Press Microwave pad and continue to
press to the required power level.
Default setting is 100% high power so
continuing to press is only necessary if you
require a different power level
Press Grill pad and continue to press to
select high, medium or low
temperature. (Default setting is low)
Rotate Dial Knob to set time.
Turbo fan
Start
Press Turbo Fan key to On or Off as
required. Default setting is Off.
Press Start to start cooking
Altering Setting Whilst Cooking
Microwave Power, Grill Power, Turbo Fan and Cooking Time pad settings can be altered
whilst in operation. Simply select desired mode pad to change.
Note Pressing the Timer pad adds 10 second increments each time it is pressed up to
5 mins. 20 second increments from 5 - 6 mins. 30 second increments from 6 - 10 mins.
60 second increments from 10 - 99 mins. Once pressed you can rotate the Dial Knob
to quickly add or reduce time as required.
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Stage Cook (a)
Manual Function
MODE: Microwave
Example
Stage 1:
Microwave:
Power: High
Timer: 5 Minutes
Stage 2:
Grill:
Grill Power: High
Turbo Fan: Off
Timer: 6 Minutes
Stage 3:
Oven:
Temperature: 200oC
Turbo Fan: On
Timer: On 15 Minutes
Stage 4: None
Stage 5: None
5:00
Fan: On
POWER: High 100%
GRILL:
Manual
SET TEMP:
Press Manual key to enter manual cooking
function. This is only
necessary if currently in a different mode
i.e.program or preheat setting
Stage 1
Microwave
Press Microwave pad and continue to
press to the required power level.
Default setting is 100% high power so
continuing to press is only necessary if you
require a different power level
Scroll Dial Knob to 5:00 or desired
Stage 1 time
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Stage Cook (b)
Manual Function
MODE: Grill
6:00
Fan: Off
POWER:
GRILL: Medium
SET TEMP:
Stage 2
Stage cook
Grill
Press Stage Cook key once. The first
stage box turns black - this means the
previous data has been stored into the
memory. The arrow then moves to the
second, empty box.
Press Grill pad and continue to press
to desired setting.
Turn Dial Knob to 6:00 or desired
Second Stage time
Turbo fan
Press Turbo Fan key to select On/Off
- Default is Off
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Stage Cook (c)
Manual Function
MODE: Microwave
15:00
POWER:
Stage 3
Stage cook
Oven
GRILL:
Fan: On
SET TEMP: 200oC
Press Stage Cook pad once. The second
stage box turns black - this means the
previous data has been stored into the
memory. The arrow then moves to the
third, empty box.
Press Oven pad then continue to press to
select the temperature.
Alternatively, if oven pad has been pressed
more than once, use the Dial Knob to
select the oven temperature.
Turbo fan
Press Turbo Fan key to select On/Off Default is Off
Timer
Press Timer pad and turn Dial Knob to
15:00 or desired Third Stage cook time.
Start Manual Stage Cooking
Start
If you require a 4th or 5th stage
simply continue this process, then press
Start to operate set function
Press Start pad to start cooking.
The current stage cooking time will be
displayed as well as the overall
cooking time for all stages.
Changing Setting Whilst in Operation
All related settings can be easily altered whilst cooking except the Mode Function.
The unit will accept and process the new temperature, fan or time setting at any time
during selected cook mode. Simply select desired key pad to change.
End of Cooking: When cooking time is finished, unit beeps three times and displays will
return to the initial screen setting. The word END will appear in the LCD window.
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For ease, we recommend you use the
Menu CreatorTM software supplied with your
Combi Chef 6
Example
Program Mode: 01
-Stage 1: Microwave
Microwave Power: High
Cook Time: 3 Minutes
Stage 2: Oven:
Temperature: 145oC
Turbo Fan: Off
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
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Program Function
MODE: Microwave
Prog: 01
3:00
Fan: On
POWER: High
GRILL:
Program
SET TEMP:
Press Program pad to select Program
cooking function. Program 01 is the default setting.
Turn Dial knob to select the desired
program number
Stage 1
Program
Select Menu Name
ABCDEFGHIJKLMN
OPQRSTUVWXYZ
0123456789
[ ] [ ] [Aa]
Menu Name: Steak Pie
Stage cook
Microwave
Note: If a menu has been
uploaded using the Menu
CreatorTM software the
above manual programs
may have been locked.
See Menu CreatorTM
instructions for more
information
Press and hold down Program pad to
enter program set up. The Character menu
window will be displayed as shown. Rotate Dial
Knob to select the first menu name letter. Press
Timer pad to save. Rotate the time dial to select
the second letter. Press Timer pad to save.
Repeat this until you have selected the required
menu name. Maximum character display is 22
including any spaces - 2 lines of 11 characters.
If you wish to amend or delete a pre-saved menu
name simply rotate the Dial Knob to the back
arrow symbol ( ) and press the Timer pad to
delete letters in turn. Once the letters have been
cleared back to the required point, then proceed
to select further letters/spaces as previously
indicated above.
It is possible to select upper and lower
case as required. This can be done by
selecting the ‘A’ or ‘a’ symbol.
Once you are satisfied with your
programmed menu name press Stage
Cook pad (as detailed below) to move to
cook and time mode.
Press Stage Cook to enter mode and time
set up.
If data was previously stored it can be
deleted or amended.
See page 17 for clearing stage cook functions.
Press Microwave pad to select required
power.
Turn Dial Knob to select the time required.
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Program Stage Cook (b)
Program Function
If only one stage of cooking is required simply press program to save your setting
If you wish to come out of program mode simply press Pause/Stop if you do not wish to
amend the previously stored data. Once Program button is selected any new stored data
will be overwritten with new data.
Stage 2
Stage cook
Oven
Timer
Turbo fan
Stage cook
Press Stage Cook once. The first stage box
turns black - this means that data has
been stored to memory. The arrow moves
to the second, empty box.
Press Oven pad then continue to press to
select temperature alternatively if Oven pad
pressed more than once use the Dial Knob
to select temperature more quickly.
Press Timer pad and rotate Dial Knob to 5
minutes or required time
Press Turbo Fan pad to turn fan On or Off
as required. In oven mode the default
setting is On.
Press Stage Cook pad to store stage
At this point, two stage cooking has been set into program number 1. Notice that two stage
boxes have turned black which means that they contain two packets of programmed data.
At any time the menu data stored can be
changed as required by repeating the
above. If you only wish to amend the menu
name select and hold down Program pad
and after changing the menu name press
the program pad to save the new data.
Pressing Stage Cook pad before this will
open up the cook and time mode window.
Pressing Program pad whilst in program
entering mode will save any changes
made to this program number.
If you select stop whilst in program mode
set up, the old data will remain and not be
overwritten. This will help prevent any
accidental, unwanted changes.
Only pressing the program button after
changing any data will save the new data.
Unless any stage cook settings have been
deleted
MODE: Oven
5:00
Fan: On
POWER:
GRILL:
Program
SET TEMP: 145oC
Press Program pad to save the stored
data. The menu name and total cook time
will then be displayed in the LCD window
To set other programs simply turn the Dial
Knob to the required program number and
repeat this simple set up procedure.
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Clear Program Stage Cook
Program Function
Prog: 05
MODE: Microwave
3:00
Clear Stage Cook Program
Fan: On
POWER: High
- Program: 05 or any selected
- Clear Stage: 2
GRILL:
SET TEMP:
Delete Single Stage
Program
Press Program pad *.
Turn the Dial Knob to the required cook
menu/program number
Program
Stage cook
Stage cook
Delete all Stages
Stage cook
Press and hold down Program pad to enter
program mode
Press Stage Cook to enter mode and time
set up then press Stage Cook again to
select the stage you wish to amend or
delete. To delete hold down the Stage Cook
pad for a second until you hear a beep. The
stage chosen has now been deleted and if
there were any stages
pre-saved after this stage the stage function
will shift this to the deleted stage’s position.
To delete other stages select the stage
using Stage Cook pad and repeat as
required.
To delete all stages simply hold down the
Stage Cook pad for several seconds until all
blocks are white.
Memory Boxes will turn white to indicate there is no data stored.
Proceed to re-enter your required cook modes and press Program to save your
changes. If no data is entered but has been saved the LCD screen for this program
number will display NO DATA so that you know this program number is not in use.
*Note: If a menu has been uploaded using the Menu CreatorTM software the above
manual programs may have been locked. See Menu CreatorTM instructions for more
information.
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Using Program Function
MODE: Microwave
Prog: 05
3:00
Example
- Program Mode: 05
Fan: On
POWER: High
GRILL:
SET TEMP:
If the current mode is in Manual Mode
Program
Press Program pad to enter program function.
Rotate Dial Knob to the required
pre-programmed menu
If the current mode is in Program Mode
Rotate Dial Knob to the desired pre-set
program number
Note: If the machine is left in program
mode and unused for 3 minutes or more
press Program pad to enable menu access
via the Dial Knob
Start
Press Start pad to activate
pre-programmed setting
Check Actual Oven Temperature
Whilst oven mode is in use the actual oven temperature can be checked at any time.
Oven
Press and hold the Oven key for more than
half a second. The actual oven
temperature shows on the LCD.
If temperature is less than 100oC display
will show <<<. If temperature is higher
than 250oC display will show >>>.
In Program mode the menu type, stage time and total cooking time are clearly displayed
End of Program Cook
At the end of the program sequences, three audible beeps alert the user and the word END
will appear.
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Pause Stop
Program /Manual Function
MODE: Microwave
Prog: 05
3:00
Pause and Stop program whilst
unit is operating
Fan: On
POWER: High
GRILL:
SET TEMP:
Pause/Stop
Pause/Stop
Pause/Stop
Press Pause/Stop pad once, while the unit
is running.
This will Pause the cook mode
Press Pause/Stop pad again to clear
current operation
Door Open
If the door is opened whilst the unit is running the pause mode will automatically be
actioned
Restart Unit After Pause
or if the door is opened and closed whilst
cooking
Start
Press Start key to resume operation
Repeat Function: When the cook time has finished remove food product and if you wish to
repeat the same cooking task simply press Start. This will repeat the previous mode.
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Sound Level Adjustment
Beep Volume
“End of Cooking” sound level (3 Beeps) can be altered to suit the working environment.
Five ranges of sound level adjustment are provided.
Enter Sound Level Adjustment Mode
Note Unit should be in Manual mode and
not Program or Preheat mode to enable
sound adjustment
Turbo fan
Press and hold Turbo Fan for more than
half a second while system is not in use.
Increase Sound Level
To increase sound level Rotate Dial knob
clockwise once and repeat until sound is as
desired
Decrease Sound Level
To decrease sound level Rotate Dial knob
anti-clockwise once and repeat until sound
is as desired
Save Setting
Turbo fan
Press Turbo Fan pad to save setting and to
resume normal operation.
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Repeat Function
Whether in manual mode or program mode the Combi Chef 6 provides a quick, one touch
repeat function, for continuous need of repetitive food regeneration or cook
requirement. When the cook function has finished, the word END will appear. Open the
door and remove food product, then place the same type of food inside, close door and
press start to repeat the same function. Once the Pause/Stop button has been pressed
the previous cook mode will not be saved for retrieval but it will remember the next cook
function in the event you may wish to repeat this function again.
Rapid Cool Down Function
This feature allows for the rapid release of heat inside the oven cavity. To use this feature
simply open the oven door and press the Turbo Fan pad (text 'Cool Down On' will display
within the LCD window) The fan at the rear of the oven will force the oven heat out of the
cavity, which is the fastest method for release.
This is extremely useful if going from oven mode to, for example, microwave reheating
only, where heat may impair the result or the dish to be used is not oven proof.
As soon as you close the door, the cool down feature is switched off.
This is a simple function but very useful and effective especially for final cleandown.
End of Cook Mode Sound
Level Adjustment
It is possible to change the level of sound to suit your own preferred environment.
This ranges from High to silent! To use this feature, ensure you are in manual mode and
hold down the Turbo Fan pad for a couple of seconds. You will then hear a succession of
bleeps. To change the audible level simply turn the Dial Knob until the audible level
preferred is heard, then press the Turbo Fan pad to save new setting.
NOTE: If you save this function as 'silent' end of cook mode; you must remember that,
if and when you wish to change to hear an audible end of cooking sound upon
selection of this mode again no sound will be evident unless you turn the Dial Knob
clockwise then select the level you require and press the Turbo Fan pad to re-save.
Maintenance Reminder
Glass Stirrer Cover
Periodically and when unused for a period the Combi Chef 6 will display maintenance
reminders. These should always be followed, as simple in house maintenance will help
prolong the life and efficiency of the appliance.
The glass stirrer cover should be cleaned daily. This part is sited in the roof of the oven,
which is easily removed by pushing up and turning left or right. The Combi Chef 6 should
never be used without this part in place at all times.
Take extreme care when removing this part as the grill element is situated around the
stirrer cover and may be hot if recently used or in preheat mode. The use of oven heat
gloves is recommended to avoid any potential burns.
Attention should be paid to the cleaning of the door seal, periodic replacement is advised.
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Clean Filter Message
Periodically the machine will display a reminder to clean filter. This is displayed when the
machine has not been used for 15 minutes or so and works as a screensaver. Pressing
any button will temporarily remove this message until another period of not being used.
The filter is located under the machine to the right hand side of the control panel. It is
easily removable and can be cleaned easily (dishwasher proof). Wash thoroughly to
degrease, then ensure filter is dry and put back immediately. Do not use this machine
without the filter in place. The filter should be cleaned at least once a week.
General Cleaning
The hardwearing vitreous enamel interior is very easy to keep clean if cleaned and wiped
out daily. Any food spillages must be immediately removed as any presence of microwave
energy may concentrate intense energy to food debris which will result in slower cooking
times and is likely to lead to cavity / door damage which will not be covered under
warranty. Do not use abrasive cleaners.
If treated with care, regular cleaning and attention to simple maintenance the
Combi Chef 6 will prove to be one of the best additions to your catering kitchen and for
certain the most cost effective cooking solution you have ever made
Use and Replacement of
Interior Oven Racks
There are 3 racks supplied as standard with the Combi Chef 6
Aluminium cooking tray, Enamelled coated baking tray & Wire rack
All these are suitable for use in any mode but if using microwave or combination mode it
is important that the user understands how these should be used.
The wire rack can be used on its own and in any shelf position, as the gaps will allow
microwave energy to pass through to assist even cooking.
The aluminium rack may be used on its own from the middle to the lowest shelf
position. This tray is very useful for the cooking of pastry & breaded type items as the
material heats up very quickly which helps to bake pastry bases to perfection.
The enamelled baking tray may be used on its own or in conjunction with the wire rack.
Placement should be from the middle to the lowest shelf position and if used with the wire
rack it must be placed below. This baking tray is very useful to leave at the lowest shelf
position of the oven at all times as this will catch any food debris and spillage which will
aid easier daily cleaning.
It is important to remember that microwave energy will not pass through metal objects,
so placing a solid metal tray, say in the middle shelf position and trying to cook foods
under whilst in microwave or combi mode will not work as the microwave energy comes
from the stirrer cover position which is at the roof of the oven cavity.
Using the wire rack will allow microwave, oven or combi multi level cooking however the
food in the lower section will take a little longer if microwave power is being used. This is
due to the characteristics of microwave oven technology. With patience and
experimentation it is however possible to gain good results using this multi level option.
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Use & Replacement of Interior
Oven Racks Continued
For example, for smaller or faster cooking products place lower and for bigger & slower
cooking items place above etc etc. Oven racks & shelves must be used within the
support system.
Using the oven to cook with Fan On provides extremely efficient heat distribution
especially if, for example, using the wire rack in the middle shelf position.
Note: When preheat mode is used the oven heats up quicker with fan off.
Additional racks & stirrer covers can be supplied at relatively low cost as optional
accessories. Please call our spares department on 01296 663400 If you require
additional racks or any other accessories / spare parts.
Suitable Utensils
Earthenware, Pyrex, & ovenproof glass cookware is the best option as these will work
well in any single or combined cooking mode. Metal dishes & baking tins may be used in
oven, grill mode or combination mode but should not be used in microwave only.
The wire rack & enamelled oven tray supplied with the machine can be used in any mode
providing they are used as previously instructed.
The use of some shallow metal containers can sometimes be used in microwave
combined mode however if arcing occurs remove immediately. Suitable for use with
enamel baking trays only not aluminium or wire rack.
Several ready to cook type foods & meals now come in a suitable oven heat plastic
container. These will work well in any mode however caution should be applied if using in
grill mode as the intense heat of the element located in the roof of the Combi Chef 6
could cause the plastic to burn. Normally these ovenproof plastics will be suitable for
temperatures up to 220oC.
A simple rule is to use only dishes which you would normally use in straight microwave
mode, oven type for oven & grill mode and Glassware / Earthenware for combination
cooking.
Please call our customer service line if you are unsure of suitable container use in any
way or alternatively e-mail us at [email protected]
Do’s and Don’ts
Do - Use suitable cookware at all times
Do - Pierce the skin of potatoes and similar items before cooking
Do - Keep the oven cavity and door clean at all times
Do - Clean the oven door seal once a week (unhooks) do not operate the oven without
the seal in place & replace if badly worn.
Do - Remove the stirrer cover daily and clean thoroughly, this will prevent shattering by
the build up of food particles which will be heated to a very high temperature
when microwave power is in use.
Do - Clean the filter (under r/hand side of machine) weekly.
Do - Ensure that all food cooked or regenerated meets the legal required temperature.
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Do’s and Don’ts
Continued
Do not - allow anyone to service the oven unless they are a recognised authorised agent.
Do not - operate the microwave mode when the cavity is empty. This will cause damage
to the cavity, door glass and Magnetron.
Do not - use the machine if the door seal becomes damaged, as this will allow grease to
get into the electrical components of the LCD panel.
Do not - use China with gold or silver trim, arcing will occur and damage the china and
possibly the oven cavity.
Do not - use metal containers that are more than 40mm deep as this will effect cooking timings
and performance.
Do not - use alcohol in the oven
Do not - obstruct air filters. This will cause overheating of critical parts.
Do not - use plastic containers unless they are microwaveable - never in combination
unless they are specifically suitable.
Do not - use the Combi Chef 6 without the glass stirrer cover in place. This will cause
serious damage to the wave-guide and lead to cavity & Magnetron damage. It
will also effect cooking times.
User misuse will invalidate your warranty so if in doubt or need more advice please call
us on 01296 663400
Guide to Timings
The following pages give suggested times for the most popular and most frequently used
foods. Please remember that the timings are only a guide.
To produce the perfect finish be prepared to adjust for the ambient temperature of the
food and its size and shape. Proper adjustment and a little culinary skill will produce
excellent, consistent results.
Note: Timings are based using regular oven/grill/microwave mode. To enhance results
with certain products fan assisted options may be used.
Guide to Timings
Meats
Pre-heat the oven to the required temperature before cooking
Roast Meats: All meats should be basted and turned as necessary as with normal oven
procedure.
Roast Beef: It is preferable to seal meat on all sides prior to cooking.
Sirloin 2lb
Topside 4lb
Rib of Beef 14lb
Loin of Pork
Leg of Pork
Leg of Lamb
Shoulder of Lamb
Rack of Lamb
Oven
250oC
200oC
150oC
200oC
200oC
200oC
200oC
200oC
Microwave Power
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
50%
100%
Time
10 - 12 mins
18 - 20 mins
50 - 60 mins
14 - 18 mins
25 - 30 mins
25 - 30 mins
35 - 40 mins
7 - 8 mins
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Guide to timings
Meats Continued
Grilling Pre-heat oven to 220oC - Place meat on wire rack - use tray below to prevent
spillage.
Grill Level
M/W Power
Time
Lamb Chops
High
100%
4 - 5 mins
Pork Chops
High
100%
5 - 6 mins
Bacon 12 Rashers
Medium
100%
4 mins
Gammon 2 Rashers
High
100%
3 mins
Kebabs - 4
Medium
100%
3 mins
Beef Wellington: Seal the meat in the usual manner. Coat with paté, or use your own
filling. Place in puff pastry case. Seal and egg wash. Use Oven at 200°C plus 100%
Microwave power.
4 minutes for rare - 5 minutes for medium - 6 minutes for well-done.
Times are approximate as cuts and thickness will vary. When cooking more than one
portion add 1-2 minutes extra for each portion.
Rolled joints will take longer to cook. Careful placement of food will improve cooking.
Timings are for fresh meat - do not cook from frozen
Guide to Timings
Popular Food Items/Recipes
Note: Timings are based using regular oven/grill/microwave mode. To enhance results
with certain products fan assisted options may be used.
Miscellaneous
Pre-heat the oven to 200oC before start of cooking
Corn on the Cob
(Butter well, place in dish)
Garlic Bread - 3
(Part baked frozen)
Rolls - 6
(Part baked frozen)
Pizza 9" Frozen
(For defrosted or Fresh
reduce time by 50%)
Oven
200oC
Grill
High
M/W Power
Time
8 - 10 mins
-
Low
Med
3 mins
-
Low
Med
3 mins
-
Med
Med
6 - 8 mins
Med
6 - 8 mins
Quiche 10" Flan
200oC
(Blind bake pastry approx 2 mins. Allow to set then add mix and return to oven)
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Guide to Timings
Popular Food/Recipes Cont.
Oven
Microwave Power
Baked Apple - 4
(Remove core, add filling)
200oC
Med - High
Potatoes - Jacket 10-12oz
200oC
High
Time
6 - 8 mins
15 -18 mins
Note: To produce a darker colour, place dish under grill on High Power to finish.
Cauliflower Au Gratin
Using pre-cooked cauliflower, add sauce and cheese. Place in a gratin dish under the Grill set
to High Grill setting plus Microwave on High Power. Cook for 1 - 2 mins, or until the desired
result is obtained.
Individual Meat Pies (Approx. 8oz with pre-cooked filling and raw pastry lid)
Cook with oven at 220oC with High Power Microwave for 3 - 4 minutes.
Pies cooked as above can be refrigerated and re-heated in approx 1½ mins. using Oven
setting at 160oC and microwave at 50% medium power. Pies with short crust pastry are equally
successful. Cooking times are extended by about 30 seconds.
Multi portion pies can be cooked in approx 8 minutes. It is possible to cook or re-heat in foil
containers provided the pies are not frozen, but best results are obtained by transferring into a
ceramic or glass dish.
Guide to Timings
Poultry/Fish
Note: Timings are based using regular oven/grill/microwave mode. To enhance results with
certain products fan assisted options may be used.
Poultry
Pre-heat the oven to 200oC before start of cooking
Chicken Kiev 2
Chicken approx. 3lb
Poussins approx 1lb
Chicken Breast (6oz)
Turkey 10lb
Turkey 16lb
Duck (Whole)
Oven
200oC
200oC
200oC
200oC
175oC
150oC
200oC
Microwave Power
High
High
High
Med
High
High
Med
Time
4 - 5 mins
13 - 14 mins
7 mins
2 ½ mins
20 mins
35 - 40mins
25 - 30 mins
Note: Pre-Cooked Poultry can be reheated straight from freezer without defrosting. Do Not
use this method with uncooked poultry.
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Guide to Timings
Fish
Pre-heat the oven to 200oC before start of cooking
Grill
Microwave Power Time
Trout 8oz
Dover Sole 16oz
Halibut Steak 8oz
(Poached)
High
High
200oC
High
High
High
3 mins
3 ½ mins
3 ½ mins
Put fish in Pyrex dish with stock or wine. If possible cover with wet greaseproof paper.
The above times are for fresh fish. Trout can be cooked from frozen without the need to
defrost. Cooking times should be extended by 1 to 2 mins.
Breaded Fish
Frozen Breaded Fish can be cooked in the Combi Chef 6 without the need to defrost.
Example: A 6oz breaded Plaice will take approximately 2 ½ mins and should be cooked on
High Microwave Power with High Grill.
Note: Both Kippers and Finnan Haddock are excellent when cooked by microwave with a
little lemon, butter and pepper. Use Medium Grill with High Microwave.
Guide to Timings
Multi-Portion Dishes
Note: Timings are based using regular oven/grill/microwave mode. To enhance results
with certain products fan assisted options may be used.
Frozen multi - portion dishes can be re-heated successfully in the Combi Chef 6.
Because of the wide variation of sizes, cuts, shapes and different size of containers, it is
not possible to give exact times. As a guide, we suggest that you use HIGH POWER
MICROWAVE and adjust the oven temperature to give the desired finish. Food should
reach 70oC in about 10 -12 minutes.
The starting temperature from the freezer will of course affect the timing.
Multi-portion Packs - Fresh or Defrosted
The same comments apply. 70oC should be reached in 8-10 minutes.
Boil in the Bag Dishes - Meat and Poultry
e.g. Roast Duck (individual) from frozen
Oven 200oC and High Microwave 5 - 6 minutes
Note: Do not attempt to use bags in the Combi Chef 6. Always decant into a suitable
container, as the microwave output will probably burst the bag. Manufacturers suggested
times should be reduced by about 70%.
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Service
Repair - Warrranty
The Combi Chef 6 is guaranteed against any mechanical and electrical defects for a period of 12
months from date of purchase in mainland United Kingdom & Eire only. Offshore islands are
covered on a parts only basis. Repairs for all other countries are the responsibility of the
applicable Principal distributor. For worldwide distributor contacts call R H Hall (Microwave)
Limited on 01296 663400
All service work required must be carried out by a qualified and recognised Maestrowave
service agent otherwise your guarantee may be invalidated.
All parts & labour (except bulbs, other glass parts and door seals) are covered in the event of
faults caused by the manufacturer. Customer misuse or accidental damage will only be
considered as a chargeable repair for both parts & labour.
For all service requirements please call our Principal UK & Eire distributor
R H Hall (Microwave) Limited: 01296 663400
Customer Service Data
Please complete this form as an easy reference should your oven require service
Date of purchase:
Supply Invoice Number:
Purchased from:
Suppliers Telephone Number:
Serial Number (to be found on rear of machine): MW _ _ _ _ _ _
Price Paid £
DO NOT FORGET TO RETURN YOUR WARRANTY CARD, WHICH FOR YOUR
CONVENIENCE IS A FREEPOST BUSINESS REPLY SERVICE.
THE WARRANTY CARD IS ENCLOSED WITHIN THE OVEN CAVITY.
IF FOR WHATEVER REASON THIS IS MISSING OR LOST PLEASE CALL US ON:
01296 663400 FOR A REPLACEMENT TO ENSURE YOUR COMBI CHEF 6
IS CORRECTLY REGISTERED
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History - Record
Date
Complaint
Remedy
Closing Notes
We thank you for choosing the latest Maestrowave Combi Chef 6 Combination
Microwave oven and are confident that it will prove to be one of the best prime kitchen
equipment products which you have ever purchased.
If you have any query or require service or advice on usage, please call us.
We are continually working with all major food producers and food distributors with the
aim of offering a complete cooking manual.
In time we are looking to provide a downloadable menu either via PC or the Maestrowave
web site. If you would like to be contacted on any of these new initiatives please register
your details with our sales office on 01296 663400.
Alternatively you can make an enquiry over the web. Log on to www.maestrowave.com
and view the entire range of Maestrowave foodservice equipment products.
Please post back your pre paid warranty card, as this will help us to provide a faster and
more reliable service back up by having immediate access to your purchase data. We may
also keep you up to date with new products and other company initiatives as and when
they become available.
Wishing you successful Maestrowave cooking.
Customer Services
www.maestrowave.com
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