Zanussi VC19M User manual

Zanussi VC19M User manual
for the use and care
of VC19M cooker
Instructions for the owner
Installation . .
Technical data .
Care and use
Using the oven .
Automatic timer 2.
Using the ceramic-glass hob .
Cooking procedure .
Upkeep & cleaning.
Instructions for the installer
Installation . .
Electrical connection .
What happens if something goes wrong .
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Before you start operating the appliance, be sure to remove the plastic films
protecting the stainless steel or anodized aluminium parts.
Important: As the grill heater is placed on the upper part of the oven, the door
should be left ¿pen during the grill cooking.
Instructions for the owner
It is mandatory that all operations required for the installation, the adjustments, ete.
be carried out by QUALIFIED PERSONNEL in accordance with existing rules and
The relevant instructions are to be found in the special chapter for the installer.
During normal cooking the oven heats
up considerably at the level of the glass
window of the door and other adjacent
That is why one should make sure that
children do not touch the oven.
If other home appliances are connected
to sockets that are very close to the
oven, make sure that the supply cord of
the appliance does not come in touch
with burning hot plates or heat areas
and, furthermore, that it does not get
stuck in the hot oven door.
Technical data
width 900 mm
depth | 598 mm
height 597 mm
Oven volume 53 dm*
Cooking programmer DIEHL 12 h
Hob* |
Front left dia. 180 mm 1700 W
Rear left dia. 145 mm 1200 W
Rear right dia. 180 mm 1700 W
Front right dia. 145 mm 1200.W
Maximum power absorbed: 5,8 kW
Residual heat light YES
Oven heating element | 2,5 kW
Removable grill 2,0 kW
Food-storing heating element 300 W
Oven lamp 15 W
Oven ducted fan | 35 W
Maximum power absorbed 2,850 kW
Supply voltage (240 V - 50 Hz) YES
Total power: 8650 kW
(*) The front left heating element is automatically switched on or off by means of the
electric programmer. |
This appliance meets the requirements laid down in EEC Directive No. 82/499 dated
7/6/1982 relating to the suppression of radio and TV interference.
Use and care
Ceramic hob
Control panel
Side grilles
Dripping pan
Oven door
Removable drawer
Front panel
Removable base
. Residual heat light
M. Grill or roasting pan
N. Reversible grill pan insert
O. Removable handles (2 Off.)
Control panel
1. Thermostat control light
2. Programmer
3. Oven knob
À. Food storage switch
5. Grill knob
P. Removable grill
Q. Oven light
R. Fan
S. Filter
T. Enamelled panels
6. Rear left heat zone control knob
7. Front left heat zone control knob
8. Front right heat zone control knob
9. Rear right heat zone control knob
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Ceramic-glass hob
This hob consists in a perfectly flat
surface, made of a special material
resistant to high temperatures and to
The heating elements are placed under
the ceramic-glass surface, in contact with
it, directly underneath the silk-screened
areas on the hob itself.
This surface, which is perfectly flat,
avoids any risk of the saucepans being
upset; furthermore, it allows use of the
areas adjoining the heat sources as dish
‘warmer areas.
Be very careful when frying food in hot
oil or fat as the overheated splashes
could easily flare up.
Electric oven
A fan in the back wall distributes
heated air round the food during cooking
so that the oven is evenly heated
throughout and everything cooks in the
same time regardless of where it is
placed in the oven or how much is being
Foods of different types, provided they
require the same cooking temperature,
can be cooked together and there is no
possibility of any flavours or smells being
transmitted from one food to another.
The oven has a removable grill.
Cooking by either oven or grill can be
manual or automatic (without or with the
programmer). This includes a digital
clock, a minute minder and controls by
which the oven can be set to come on
and go off unattended.
Indicator light on the control panel
shows the behaviour of the thermostat
during cooking.
A light comes on inside the oven when it
is switched on and remains on until the
oven goes off. |
The grill cannot be used at the same
time as the oven.
The grill control provides a variety of
heat settings.
Control Knobs
On the control panel of the oven there
are the knobs for the operation of the
four ceramic-glass heating elements.
Programmed heating element (Fig. 1)
The front left heating element can be
programmed to switch on and off
automatically at a preset cooking time;
the operations for the programming are
quoted in the paragraph «Electric
The knob has 7 settings.
The selected temperature is kept
constant through a temperature feeler
which automatically turns the respective
heating element on and off as required.
When set on «max.», the temperature
feeler is cut out and, consequently, the
relevant heating element remains turned
on at peak power.
Fig. 1
Using the oven
As soon as the oven is switched on the
fan starts and runs until the oven control
is switched off again (Fig. 2).
The food should be put into the oven
before switching on, even when cooking
manually - the speed of heating up is so
fast that there is no need to preheat.
The oven shelves can be fully filled.
Most normal types and materials of
cooking utensils can be used.
During cooking the door should be
opened as little as possible to avoid heat
loss and so excessive electricity
Cooking manually
When cooking manually ensure that the
programmer is not in operation
Arrange the food in the oven, shut the
door and turn the oven control (Fig. 2)
to the required temperature setting.
When the knob is set to № the oven
temperature light will come on, also an
internal oven light. | |
This setting is NOT a cooking position
but is intended for rapid thawing of
frozen food.
Positions from 50°C to MAX are cooking
positions and give a full range of
temperatures. The oven temperature
light will come on until the oven has
reached the correct temperature; after
that it will come on and off showing how
the temperature is being maintained.
Cooking automatically
The oven or grill can cook automatically
when the programmer is set to switch it
on and off at the times given without
the need for anyone to be in attendance.
Most foods cook well automatically but
preference should be given to those
which will not be affected by the waiting
period before the oven comes on.
Automatic timer
The automatic timer makes it possible
for the oven and/or front left heat area
to be turned on and off automatically at
the pre-set time.
Furthermore, the timer will show the
time of the day and will also ring a bell
at the end of the cooking cycle.
Operating the automatic timer
The figure 3 shows the control knobs of
the automatic timer. With knobs A, B
and C you can carry out all required
adjustments, as described hereunder.
Knob A
By turning this knob clockwise, you can
set the timer to the correct time or reset
it after a power failure.
‘Knob B
— By turning this knob clockwise, you can
set the following functions on dial D:
Cooking duration (210 mins. max.);
Stopping the ringing bell (position X );
Manual operation of the oven and/or
heat area (position Ш ).
Knob C
By depressing and turning this knob
clockwise as well as anticlockwise, you
can set the cooking start time on dial E.
When setting the timer to the correct
time of the day, make sure that both the
electric clock and dial E actually show
the same time.
Manual operation
The oven and/or heat area can also be
operated manually.
Turn knob B clockwise until the symbol
Ji coincides with the index of dial D.
Semi-automatic operation
1st alternative
Start cooking immediately through
manual operation; end of cooking
through the timer.
Place the food to be cooked in the oven
and/or on the heat area.
Turn knob B clockwise and set the
cooking duration on dial D.
Turn the thermostat knob and/or the
heat area knob, respectively, to the
required temperature.
2nd alterantive
Cooking start through the timer;
End of cooking through manual
Place the food to be cooked in the oven
and/or on the heat area.
Depress knob C and turn it clockwise
until the cooking start time appears on
dial E. |
Turn knob B clockwise and set the
maximum cooking duration (210 mins) on
dial D.
Turn the thermostat knob and/or the
heat area knob, respectively, to the
required temperature.
When the cooking time has elapsed, turn
knob B clockwise until the «0» coincides
with the index on dial D. Then turn it to
or y.
Turn the thermostat knob and/or heat
area knob to «0».
Fully automatic operation
Place the food to be cooked in the oven
and/or on the heat area.
Turn knob B clockwise and set the
required cooking time (max. 210 mins) on
dial D.
Depress knob C and turn it clockwise
until the cooking start time appears on
dial E.
Turn the thermostat knob and/or the
heat area knob to the required
After completion of the cooking cycle,
the symbol «0» will coincide with the
index on dial D. On this setting, the oven
and/or heat area are electrically turned
Furthermore, the buzzer reminds you
that the cooking cycle is completed.
To turn off the buzzer, turn knob B
clockwise until the symbol PX
coincides with the index on dial D.
How to use the automatic timer
Cooking end time: 19,00 hours;
Cooking duration: 2 hours (120 mins).
Place the food to be cooked in the oven
and/or on the heat area.
Turn knob B clockwise and set the
cooking duration (120 mins.) on dial D.
Depress knob C and turn it until you set
on dial E the cooking start time
(5 o'clock = 17,00 hours).
Turn the thermostat knob and/or the
heat area knob to the required
temperature. ВЕ
After this, the oven and/or heat area will
automatically turn on at 17,00 hours and
then off at 19,00 hours after completion
of the cooking cycle.
Minute minder
Turn knob B clockwise and set the
selected time (max. 210 mins.) on dial D.
To turn off the buzzer, turn knob B until
the symbol coincides with the
index of dial D.
There is no difference between automatic
cooking and normal cooking inasmuch as
the function of the automatic timer is to
control the selected cooking time while
you are absent or engaged in other
activities. |
Therefore, completely automatic cooking
is most suitable for foods or dishes that
require no special care.
The cooking start time can be pre-set up
to a maximum of 12 hours in advance. .
Using the grill
As with the oven the grill control (see
Fig. 4) can be set to a number of
different heat settings.
At MAX the thermostat controlling the
heat does not operate and the element
stays on continuously to give the highest
heat possible.
Foods to be grilled are placed on the
wire grid in the grill pan, which can be
curved either upwards or downwards to
give the required distance from the
element. |
The pan is then put into the ninth
runner position, counting from the
bottom of the oven upwards.
Because the grill is in the top of the
oven, the door must be left ajar when
grilling. This means that the escaping
heat from the grill could overheat the
control panel, so to prevent this
happening it is essential that the heat
deflector provided to protect the
appliance is in place before the grill is.
switched on.
The deflector is put in place as shown in
Fig. 5.
To use the grill
Open the door and put the heat deflector
in position. Turn the oven control (Fig. 2)
to BJ and then set the grill control
(Fig. 4) to the heat setting required.
A little use and practice will soon show
which heat setting is the best for the
individual user.
When grilling is over remove the heat
deflector and shut the door.
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Fig. 6
Warming cupboard
The cooker has a warming cupboard to
keep cooked food, plates, ete. warm.
Place food to be kept warm and which is
contained in dishes, pots, pans etc.
directly on the cupboard bottom.
To switch-on the heating element of the
cupboard depress the relevant switch
(Fig. 6).
The switch includes a pilot lamp
indicating operation.
Temperature in this compartment
reaches 80°C approx.
Useful hints for the use of
ceramic-glass hob
The max. efficiency and the maximum
service life of the appliance is obtained
by using it correctly.
The most important characteristic of the
special glass-ceramic surface is to
transmit vertically all the heat of the
underlying heating element, without
vertical loss of heat.
In this way it is possible to make use of
all the power supplied and to have the
areas adjoining the cooking areas with a
lower temperature.
The maximum efficiency, that is the
complete and quick heat transmission
from the hob to the pans is obtained by
using flat bottom pans.
To avoid useless energy consumption, we
suggest you to use aluminium and steel
pots and pans with perfectly flat bottom
(Fig. 7).
The four cooking areas on which pots
and pans must be put, are indicated on
the ceramic-glass surface with circular
To obtain the maximum hob efficiency, it
is strongly recommended that pots and
pans are perfectly placed within the
circumscribed cooking areas (Fig. 8).
However, you can use pans and pots
with slightly greater diameter than the
heating areas, but we suggest not to use
pans and pots with a smaller diameter.
When you are using the hob be careful
to avoid objects (i.e. pans, pots) falling or
being dropped on the hob.
In no case must the hob be used with
aluminium foil in contact with its surface.
The hob surface should not be used as
cooking surface without vessels.
Do not use if the hob is cracked.
Cooking possibilities on the
ceramic hob
Any kind of cooking operations can be
easily carried out on the ceramic hob.
Obviously, the complete knowledge and
the appreciation of the countless cooking
possibilities of the hob will be possible
only by using it and by checking out the
results of the first cooking operations.
Residual heat light
The ceramic hob incorporates a control
light showing the residual heat.
This warning light comes on every time
a. heating area reaches a scalding
temperature; when this light goes out it
indicates that the heating area has cooled
down to an acceptable level for touching.
Safety thermostat
This device cuts out the electricity
supply in case of an appliance failure or
of its improper use, and thus prevents
the hazard of overheatings.
The thermostat switches on again
automatically as a result of a decrease in
Therefore, if the safety thermostat cuts
in due to improper appliance use
(e.g. grilling with the door closed) to turn
on the oven again it’s sufficient to wait
till it has cooled and then eliminate the
If, on the other hand, the thermostat has
cut in due to a component failure,
contact your local Dealer.
Hints for a correct use of the oven
and the grill
Whipped up kneadings have the required
firmness when they tend to stick to the
spoon as, otherwise, an excessive fluidity
would uselessly stretch the cooking time.
Shortbread kneadings should first be
baked in the mould or the baking-tin for
about two-thirds of the total baking time,
and then be garnished (trimmed) before
you complete the baking.
This final baking time depends on the
type and quantity of the garniture
Gourmets greatly appreciate grilled food
as it usually remains very tender and
savoury. All meats are suitable for
grilling, with the exception of some lean
game meats and meat]oaves.
The meat must be thoroughly drained,
i.e. kept until it becomes high (tender).
The pieces of meat to be cooked should
not weigh less than 1 kg boneless.
If bones are removed beforehand, this
will shorten the cooking time and it will
be easier to cut the meat.
Ingredients for the gravy should be
placed in the baking-tin straightaway if
cooking is to be short. If cooking is to
last long, instead, these ingredients are
to be added during the last half-hour.
To find out if the meat is done, press it
down with a spoon.
If it is well done the meat should not
give in (yield). When the meat is done to
a turn, the gravy is grayish in colour.
Cooking time for roast-beef and fillet, the
inside of which should remain of a pink
colour, is reduced.
Wait for at least 15 minutes before
cutting the meat, so that the dish gravy
(meat juice) may settle down instead of
dripping out profusely.
The dish can be kept warm in the oven
with the thermostat turned off.
Upkeep and cleaning
Before undertaking any cleaning or
upkeeping operation, be sure to have the
appliance disconnected from the electric
For a long service life of the appliance,
we strongly recommend that you
frequently carry out a thorough cleaning
Cleaning the hob
The hob cleaning operations can be
easily done by using a damp cloth or one
of the normal products available on the
market (never use coarse or abrasive
Possible deposits and residual soil can be
removed by using a wood scraper; never
use sharpened or pointed tools.
Particularly persistent deposits (e.g.
burnt milk) can be cleaned up when the
hob is slightly warm. It is easy to get rid
of calcareous residues by using some
vinegar. The hob frame, after each use,
should be carefully rinsed with water and
then dried with a clean soft cloth or
chamois leather.
Never use steel-wool pads, muriatic acid
or similar products which might scrateh,
engrave, grind etc.
If a plastic object accidentally falls down
on the hob whilst hot, it is necessary to
remove the object and its main residues
When the hob has cooled, the remaining
residues can be removed.
Unless the above cleaning operation is
done, removing soil residues, when the
hob is cool, would be very difficult.
If scoring or cracks on the hob ceramic
surface are found it will be immediately
advisable to turn the appliance off and to
call your local Zanussi Network centre.
Cleaning the oven
Always wait until the oven is cool before
All enamelled parts should be washed
with lukewarm water and detergent
without using abrasive products which
might damage them.
The oven should be cleaned inside with
the greatest care, after each use, with
hot water and detergent (or one of the
special products available on the market).
When cleaning the oven, be careful to
protect the aluminium parts of the
- control panel from chemical compounds
contained in the products used to clean
the enamelled parts.
When the operations described below are
carried out the oven should first be
unplugged or switched off from the
electricity supply.
Anti-splash filter
This filter protects the fan from fat
splashes; it should always be cleaned
after roasting has taken place.
As it is stainless steel you can safely
wash it in a dishwasher.
To remove the filter operate as follows: -
Case A
Press upwards the tag protruding from
the filter (Fig. 9) and remove the filter
from the bottom panel.
Case B
Introduce your finger in the appropriate
slot provided on the filter and press and
pull the filter outwards (Fig. 9); remove
the filter from the bottom panel.
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Removing the enamelled panels
Slide. out the bottom drip tray, unscrew
the fastening ring nuts of the side
runners (Fig. 10), remove the runners and
pull outwards the side panels sliding
them out from their pins (Fig. 11).
Extract the grill element by pulling it
outwards and lastly the top panel.
Before removing the back panel make
sure the oven is disconnected from the
electric supply and plug into the grill
socket the appropriate safety cap
(Fig. 12).
To remove the back panel use a
screwdriver (Fig. 13).
Take this opportunity to clean also the
back side of the panel.
If you use the spray to clean the oven do
not point it towards the fan or the
thermostat sensor.
Replacing the oven lightbulb
(Fig. 14)
Disconnect the appliance from the
electric supply.
Unscrew the lightbulb glass protection
from the oven. Unscrew the lightbulb
and replace it with a new bulb suitable
for high temperature (300°C) and having
the following technical features:
Operating voltage: 240V - 50 Hz
Power absorbed: 15 W
Removing the oven door (Fig. 15)
To thoroughly clean the oven you should
remove the door by proceeding as
With the aid of a coin, turn the oven
door stops (catches) 45° to the right.
Raise the door to the limit stop and pull
it out in a forward direction.
Grasp the door on the two sides - don't
pull it by the handle.
To re-install the door
Insert the door into the oven with its
two brackets.
Open the oven door and return the door
stops (catches) to their original position.
Instructions for the installer
The following instructions are meant for a qualified installer and should assist him in
carrying out all installation, adjustment and maintenance operations in the most
correct way and in accordance with existing laws and regulations.
Before servicing the appliance or undertaking any maintenance work on it, be sure to
disconnect it from the electric supply. Should it be absolutely necessary to keep the
appliance “live” take all possible precautions to prevent accidents.
To ensure a troublefree operation of the
appliance, it is a must that it be set up
in a well ventilated kitchen (in this
connection, the installer needs only
comply with existing rules and
The cooker may be positioned in such a
way as to come into touch with the sides
of the kitchen furniture. However, the
latter must be able to withstand a
temperature increase of 60°C.
The appliance incorporates a removable
base (A - Fig. 16-17) which permits the
alignment with kitchen furniture having
a height of 85 cms, plus levelling feet
(B-Fig. 16).
To remove the metal base rest the
appliance on a side, slide out the front
plastic panel (C-Fig. 16) which is push-
fitted and then unscrew the six screws
(D-Fig. 16) that secure the base to the
Remove the levelling feet from the base
(B-Fig. 16-17), screw them onto the
cabinet and then fit the new front panel
(optional) (E-Fig. 17).
Position the appliance.
The appliance incorporates a set of
adjustable feet. |
By properly adjusting the feet, the
appliance can be set up at the required
height and correctly aligned with the
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kitchen furniture or any other surface,
thus ensuring an even spreading out of
liquids in pans and pots.
These adjustable feet are easily
accessible after removing the dish-
warming drawer. |
To remove this drawer, proceed as
pull out the drawer to the limit stop in
order to slide out completely the side
shift the front rollers up to the
“puttonholes’ of the side runners;
lift up the drawer and slide out the front
pull out the drawer and shift the rear
rollers up to the “buttonholes” of the side
runners; |
lift up the drawer and slide out the rear
To replace the drawer, reverse the above
Alignment of the hob (Fig. 18)
To allow the alignment with the kitchen
unit, the hob is removable:
Loosen the two screws fixing the hob
(A-Fig. 18);
Slide forward the hob (B-Fig. 18);
Block the hob by means of the screws.
Electrical connection
The appliance is designed to operate on
alternating current, with a single phase
voltage of 240V-50Hz.
The electric supply cable has to be
connected to the terminal board placed
under the cover on the back of the
appliance. The oven terminal board has
the following markings:
> = Earth
L = Live N = Neutral
The ground wire has to be green &
yellow coloured. If you require a direct
connection to the electric network
(mains), it will be necessary to fit
between the cooker and the mains an
omnipole switch, with a minimum
aperture between contacts of 3 mm,
suitable to carry the required load and
conforming to the ruling specifications.
The green & yellow ground wire must
not be interrupted by the switch.
The supply cable must at any rate be
placed in such a way as to ensure that it
does not reach at any given point a
temperature 50°C higher than the
ambient temperature.
Prior to connecting the cooker to the
electricity supply make sure that:
the protection fuse and the domestic
wiring are suitable to carry the total
electric load of the cooker (see rating
the electricity supply network (mains)
has an efficient earth connection
according to the established rules and
existing regulations;
with the cooker definitely installed, the
wall socket or the omnipole switch can
easily be reached.
The Manufacturer disclaims any liability
in case these accidentpreventing rules
are not observed.
The heat insulation of the oven and
grease residues from the manufacturing
process produce smoke and an
unpleasant smell during the first minutes
of operation. |
It is therefore advisable, the first time
the appliance is used, to pre-heat the
oven for about 30 mins. at the peak
temperature without putting any food
into it.
What happens if
something goes wrong
Power cuts
Should the electricity supply fail for any
reason remember to reset the electronic
clock to the right time when the power
is resumed.
If the cooker does not come on when
cooking manually, first check that the
programmer is set for manual, i.e. in the
| position.
If this is as it should be and the oven
still does not come on:
check that it is plugged in properly;
check that the socket switch and/or the
switch from the supply to the oven are
replace the fuse in the plug, when
present, with another of the appropriate
rating and check that this plug has been
wired up properly;
check that the socket, when present, is
supplying power- do this by plugging in
‘another appliance that is known to be
working properly;
check that the fuse in the fuse box is
If, after all these checks, the oven still
does not work, send for your local
Zanussi network service centre listed in
the telephone directory.
If helps to jot down the name and
address and telephone number in the
space below.
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights which will not be
excluded or in any way diminished by the return of the guarantee card.
We, IAZ International (UK) Ltd, undertake that if, within twelve months (24 months for
TV sets) of the date of the purchase, this ZANUSSI appliance or any part thereof is proved to
be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our option, repair
or replace the same FREE OF ANY CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition
~The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electricity supply stated
on the rating plate.
—The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance with
the manufacturer's operating and maintenance instructions.
—The appliance has not been serviced, maintained, repaired, taken apart or tampered
with by any person not authorised by us.
—The appliance is still in the possession of the original purchaser.
All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by a Zanussi Network Service
Centre (or the Zanussi Authorised TV Service Dealer).
Any appliance or defective part replaced shall become our property.
This guarantee does not cover:
—Damage or calls resulting from transportation, improper use or neglect, the
replacement of any light bulbs or removable parts of glass or plastic.
—Costs incurred for calls to put right machines improperly installed or calls to machines
outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
—Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which are
the subject or rental agreements.
—Television receivers - routine adjustment, or poor reception resulting from a source
outside of the receiver.
For a once-only payment you can extend your Standard Guarantee to 5 years. All the
conditions and exclusions of the Standard Guarantee apply.
1. Products supplied as “seconds”, refurbished, damaged or shop-soiled are not eligible for
Zanussi 5 year cover.
2. The issue of a cover does NOT by virtue of our having done so, nullify the exclusions.
3. The Engineer will need to check the details of your Cover card and may make a charge for
his services if it is not presented to him at the time of his call.
4. The date of purchase, or the date of initial payment (deposit) of the appliance will be
deemed the date of commencement of cover.
5. Covers issued are not refundable or transferable.
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