CURRYS ESSENTIALS STEAMER C70STW10

S T E A M ER
I NS T RUC T IO N MA N U A L
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Contents
Unpacking the Steamer................................................................................................3
First Time Use.................................................................................................................3
Product Overview..........................................................................................................4
Operation.......................................................................................................................5
Useful Hints and Tips.....................................................................................................6
Care and Maintenance..................................................................................................8
Cleaning Your Steamer......................................................................................................................8
Descaling the Water Basin................................................................................................................8
Recipes...........................................................................................................................9
Adding More Water During Cooking............................................................................................9
Vegetables..............................................................................................................................................9
Rice/Grains.......................................................................................................................................... 10
Fish and Seafood............................................................................................................................... 11
Meat and Poultry.............................................................................................................................. 12
Safety Warnings.......................................................................................................... 13
Electrical Information................................................................................................ 15
Unpacking the Steamer
Remove all packaging from the steamer. Retain the packaging. If you dispose it please
do so according to local regulations.
Before Use
Operation
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Currys Essentials Steamer.
We recommend that you spend some time reading this instruction manual in
order that you fully understand all the operational features it offers. You will
also find some hints and tips to help you resolve any issues.
Read all the safety instructions carefully before use and keep this instruction
manual for future reference.
Steam Basket no. 1 X1
(P.N.: DWG-FS018-03)
Rice Bowl X 1
(P.N.: DWG-FS010-15)
Steam Basket no. 2 X1
(P.N.: DWG-FS018-02)
Drip Tray X 1
(P.N.: DWG-FS010-18)
Steam Basket no. 3 X1
(P.N.: DWG-FS018-01)
Instruction Manual X 1
(P.N.: DWG-FS010-200-R1 )
Others
If items are missing or damaged, please contact Partmaster (UK only).
Tel: 0870 6001 338 for assistance.
First Time Use
1.
Remove the steamer and all accessories
from the packing. Peel off any adhesive labels.
2.
Wash the lid, rice bowl, steam baskets and drip tray
in warm, soapy water before first use. Rinse and dry
thoroughly. Do not immerse the base in water.
3.
Wipe the inside of the water basin with a damp
cloth.
4.
Check that the voltage rating on the base
corresponds to the mains voltage in your home.
GB-3
Safety Warnings
Lid With Steam Vent X1
(P.N.: DWG-FS018-04)
Cleaning and
Maintenance
The following items are included:
Before Use
Product Overview
The 3 steam baskets
must be stacked in
the sequence shown
in the diagram.
Lid With Steam Vents
Operation
Steam Basket no. 3
Steam Basket no. 2
Cleaning and
Maintenance
Rice Bowl
Steam Basket no. 1
With Integrated Egg
Holders
Others
Drip Tray: collect juices
Base
Max Water
Level Marking
Water Basin
Min Water Level
Marking
Heating Element
Safety Warnings
Power Indicator
(RED)
ON Indicator (GREEN)
60 Mins. Timer Switch
GB-4
Before Use
Operation
1.
Place the steamer on a flat, sturdy surface away from
walls and overhanging cupboards.
2.
Pour cold water into the water basin. Do not exceed
the maximum mark or less than the minimum mark.
MAXIMUM
LEVEL
Place the drip tray in the base making sure it sits flat.
4.
Select how many steam baskets you will need. Stack
the steam baskets in the sequence shown on page 7.
5.
If you want to cook rice using the rice bowl. Place 1
volume of rice and 1.5 volume of water in the rice
bowl (220 grams rice max, 330ml water) and then
place the rice bowl in steamer basket no. 1.
6.
Cover the steam basket with the lid.
7.
Plug the steamer into the mains socket. The Power
indicator will illuminate. Do not operate the steamer
without steaming basket and lid in place.
Cleaning and
Maintenance
3.
Operation
Do not add any salt, pepper, seasonings, herbs,
wine, sock or any liquid other than tap water to
the water basin.
Make sure that the steamer is correctly assembled
before using. Never use other baskets and parts other
than those specially designed for use with this steamer.
Others
Set the time for cooking the food according to the
recipes on page 12–15. The ON indicator (GREEN)
will illuminate and after a while the steaming will
begin. Condensation during steaming is normal .
The timer operates regardless of whether the steamer
is plugged into the mains socket or not. Be sure that
the ON indicator illuminates when setting the timer.
During the operation do not touch the base, baskets
or lid as they get very hot.
GB-5
Safety Warnings
8.
Before Use
9.
When the steaming is complete, the timer will sound and the ON indicator will go
off. The steamer will then switch off automatically.
10. In order to prevent foods from being overcooked, turn the timer to Off position
and unplug the steamer immediately. Remove the steam basket, use a cloth, and
place it on a plate or on the reversed lid. If you have used the rice bowl, remove
this carefully, holding it by its sides.
11. After use, unplug the steamer and allow it to cool completely before putting it
away.
Operation
To prevent burns, always use oven gloves or a cloth when removing the lid or
steaming baskets as hot steam will escape. Remove the lid slowly with the inside
of the lid pointing away from you and let the steam escape gradually. Hold the lid
over the steamer to allow the condensation to drain into the steamer.
Do not reach into the steamer while steaming. If you need to check on cooking
progress, use a long handled utensil.
Useful Hints and Tips
Cleaning and
Maintenance
• Steaming times stated in the charts and recipes are intended as a guide. If you have
followed the instructions and the food is still not sufficiently cooked, simply steam
for a little longer until satisfied.
• A single layer of food steams faster than several layers. Therefore, the cooking time
for a larger quantity of food will be increased, for example 2lb of cauliflower will
need longer to steam than 1lb.
• For best results, be sure pieces of food are similar in size. If pieces vary in size and
layering is required, place the smaller pieces on the top.
• Do not crowd food in the steaming basket or rice bowl. Arrange the food with
spaces between the pieces to allow for maximum steam flow.
Others
• When steaming large quantities of food, remove the lid about halfway through the
steaming time and stir using a long handled utensil, protecting your hands from the
steam with oven gloves.
• Never steam meat, poultry or seafood from frozen. Always thaw completely first.
• All the times stated in the Steaming Charts and Recipes are based on the use of cold
water, but to slightly reduce the steaming time you may use warm (but not boiling)
water to start.
• The rice bowl is an ideal container for steaming other foods such as fruit, vegetables,
vegetable pates, puddings. etc.
Safety Warnings
• Always place the largest pieces of food with the longest cooking time in the lower
basket.
• You may place different foods in the upper and lower baskets, but as condensation
will drip from the upper basket be sure the flavours compliment each other.
GB-6
Before Use
• While steaming meat or poultry and vegetables, always place the meat or poultry in
the lower basket so that juices from raw or partially cooked meat cannot drip onto
other food.
GB-7
Safety Warnings
Others
Cleaning and
Maintenance
• If you are cooking food with different cooking times, place the food that requires
the longest cooking time in the lowest basket and start cooking it first. When the
timer reaches the setting for the next basket of food, remove the lid using oven
gloves or a cloth, and add the basket to the stack on the power base. Cover with the
lid and continue steaming.
Operation
• Steaming times for food in the upper basket are usually slightly longer so allow a
minimum of extra 5 minutes.
Before Use
Care and Maintenance
Cleaning Your Steamer
• Never immerse the base, mains cable or mains plug in water.
• Unplug at the mains socket and leave the steamer to cool completely for min. 30
minutes before cleaning.
Operation
• Do not clean any part of the steamer with abrasive cleaners e.g. scouring powders,
scouring pads, wire wool, washing soda, or bleach.
• Do not clean clear plastic bowls with the abrasive pad of a cleaning sponge.
• We recommended washing the lid, rice bowl and drip tray in hot water and
washing-up liquid. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
• Empty the water basin and change the water after each use.
• Do not immerse the base in water. Fill the water basin with warm, soapy water and
wipe with a cloth. Rinse thoroughly. Descale the interior after every 7 to 10 uses (see
direction below).
• Wipe the base with a damp cloth.
Cleaning and
Maintenance
Descaling the Water Basin
• After 7 to 10 uses in hard water areas, scale deposits may build up on the heating
element. This is a normal process and the build-up will depend on the degree of
water hardness in your area. It is essential the steamer is descaled regularly to
maintain steam production and extend the life of the steamer.
1.
Fill the water basin and the heating element compartment with white vinegar or
vinegar water up to the maximum mark.
Do not use any other chemical or a proprietary descaler.
Others
2.
Plug the steamer in at the mains socket. The drip tray, lid and rice bowl are not
used during this procedure.
3.
Set the timer to 20-25 minutes.
If the vinegar begins to boil over the edge of the base, switch off the
timer and unplug the steamer. Reduce the quantity of vinegar slightly.
Safety Warnings
4.
When the timer rings, unplug the steamer from the mains socket and allow it to
cool completely before pouring out the vinegar.
5.
Rinse the water basin several times with cold water.
GB-8
• Steaming times stated in the charts and recipes are intended as a guide. If you have
followed the instructions and the food is still not sufficiently cooked, simply steam
for a little longer until satisfied.
Before Use
Recipes
• All times stated in the charts and recipes are based on the use of cold water.
Adding More Water During Cooking
For recipes with long cooking times, reset the timer and top up with more water. When
refilling, always switch off the steamer first and empty the drip tray carefully as the
liquid may be hot. Add sufficient warm water (but not boiling water) for the remaining
time.
Operation
• The steaming times are all based on food cooked in the lower basket, unless
specifically stated otherwise. Food cooked in the upper basket may take slightly
longer to cook.
• Cut off thick stems from cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage.
• Steam leafy, green vegetables for the shortest possible time as they loose colour
easily.
• Salt and season vegetables after steaming for best results.
• Frozen vegetables should not be thawed before steaming.
Quantity
Steam Times
Special Notes
Artichokes
Fresh
3 Med.
45-50 minutes
Cut off base.
Asparagus
Fresh
400g
13-15 minutes
Frozen
400g
16-18 minutes
Lie flat in basket
crisis cross 2nd layer
to allow steam flow.
Baby
Sweetcorn
Fresh
230g
30-35 minutes
Stir halfway through
steam time.
Green Beans
Fresh,
400g
38-40minutes
Stir halfway through
steam time.
Whole Frozen
400g
25-28minutes
Runner
Beans
Fresh, slices
400g
45-50 minutes
Stir halfway through
steam time.
Broccoli
Fresh, florets
Frozen
400g
16-18 minutes
400g
15-18 minutes
Remove stalk. Stir
halfway through
steam time.
Fresh, sliced
400g
35-40 minutes
Cabbage
Stir halfway through
steam time.
GB-9
Others
Type
Safety Warnings
Food
Cleaning and
Maintenance
Vegetables
Before Use
Operation
Cleaning and
Maintenance
Quantity
Steam Times
Carrots
Food
Fresh. 1/4 in
slices
Type
400g
20-22 minutes
Stir always through
steam time.
Special Notes
Cauliflower
Fresh, florets
Frozen
400g
400g
16-18 minutes
18-20 minutes
Stir halfway through
steam time.
Courgettes
Fresh, 1/4 in
slices
400g
15-18 minutes
Stir halfway through
steam time.
Button
Mushrooms
Fresh
200g
12-15 minutes
Stir halfway through
steam time. Use
stock for gravy, sauce
or stock.
Peas
Frozen
400g
15-18 minutes
Stir halfway through
steam time.
New
Potatoes
Fresh, very
small
400g
20-22 minutes
Turn each
potato over halfway
through cooking.
Spinach
Fresh Frozen
250g
8-10 minutes
400g
18-20 minutes
Rice/Grains
• If you prefer stickier rice, remove the drip tray.
• Use the rice bowl and add the required quantity of liquid together with the rice.
Food
Rice
Type
Others
White
easy
cook
Brown
Rice
Pudding
Safety Warnings
GB-10
Pudding
rice
Quantity
Rice or
Grain
Water
Level
Steam Time
200g
1 cup/ 0.3L
20 minutes
Serves 2
400g
3 cups/ 0.6L
30 minutes
Serves 4
200g
1 cup/ 0.3L
35 minutes
Serves 3
100g rice 1 pt / 0.5L
+30g
warm milk
caster
sugar
75 minutes
Reset timer after
60 mins and add
more water to
Max level.
Special Notes
Before Use
Fish and Seafood
• Fish is cooked when it is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
• Frozen fish may be steamed without defrosting if separated before steaming and
the cooking time is extended.
• Add lemon wedges and herbs while steaming to improve flavour.
Frozen Fresh
250g
10-12 minutes
250g
6-8 minutes
250/400g
10-12 minutes
250/400g
12-15 minutes
Fresh
400g
See notes
Layer shells for
maximum steam
flow. Steaming is
done when shells are
completely open.
Lobster Tails Fresh
2 tails
20-22 minutes
Meat will be opaque
when done. Cook
longer if necessary.
Mussels
Fresh
400g
8-10 minutes
Steaming is done
when shells
completely open.
Oysters
Fresh
6
16-10 minutes
Steaming is done
when shells
completely open.
Scallops
Fresh
400g
8-10 minutes
Stir halfway through
steam time. Meat
opaque and flaky
when done.
Fish Fillets
Fish, 3/4 In
Cod, salmon
Thick Steaks Tuna
Clams
Special Notes
GB-11
Operation
Steam Time
Cleaning and
Maintenance
Quantity
Others
Type
Safety Warnings
Food
Before Use
Meat and Poultry
• Steaming has the advantage of allowing all the fat to drip away during cooking. Due
to the gentle heat only choose tender lean cuts of meat and trim off all fat. Meat
suitable for grilling is ideal for steaming.
• Marinade meat and poultry with flavoursome sauces before steaming.
• Thoroughly cook all food before serving. Pierce with a knife or skewer to check that
the centre is cooked and the juices run clear.
• Sausages must be completely cooked before steaming.
Operation
• Use fresh herbs while steaming to add flavour.
Food
Beef
Chicken
Type
Quantity
Steam Time
In slices of
rump, sirloin
or fillet steak
250g
8-10 minutes
Special Notes
Trim off all fat.
Steamed beef has a
firm texture.
Cleaning and
Maintenance
Others
Boneless
breast
4 pieces
12-15 minutes
Remove skin before
cooking. Layer for
maximum steam flow.
Drumsticks
4 pieces
20-25 minutes
After steaming brown
skin under grill, if
desired.
Chops with
or without
bone
4 chops
(in thick)
10-15 minutes
Trim off all fat.
Loin cut into
pieces
400g
10-15 minutes
Trim off all fat.
Pork
Tenderloin,
fillet, loin
steaks or loin
chops
400g or
4 pieces
(in thick)
5-10 minutes
Trim off all fat.
Sausages
Frankfurters
400g
15 minutes
(Pre-Cooked) Knockwurst
400g
10 minutes
Lamb
Safety Warnings
GB-12
Pierce skins before
steaming.
1.
Read all instructions and retain this instruction manual.
2.
Do not touch hot surfaces. Use oven gloves when removing cover or handling hot
containers.
3.
Be careful, burns can occur from touching hot parts, hot water, steam or food.
4.
Position appliance away from walls and cabinets to prevent damage from steam.
5.
To prevent burns, remove lid slowly with the inside of the lid pointing away from
you and let the steam escape gradually.
6.
Use oven gloves or a cloth when removing the lid, rice bowl and steam baskets.
7.
Do not reach over the appliance while it is generating steam.
8.
When checking food, use a long handled spoon or tongs.
9.
Always use sufficient water for the steaming time.
Before Use
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed,
including the following:
Operation
Safety Warnings
11. To protect against electrical shock, do not immerse mains cable, mains plug or
base unit in water.
12. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near
children.
13. Keep the appliance out of the reach of children when in use.
Cleaning and
Maintenance
10. Unplug the appliance when not in use. Unplug and allow it to cool before
cleaning.
15. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliances by a person responsible for their safety.
16. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the
appliance.
Others
14. Do not operate appliance with a damaged mains cable or mains plug, or after any
appliance malfunctions or damage. Return appliance to authorised service facility
for repair.
17. Never immerse the appliance, mains cable or mains plug in water or any other
liquid.
18. Use the appliance on a stable, level work surface away from water.
20. If the mains cable is damaged it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service
agent, or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
21. Do not place the appliance or any part of the unit near a heat source or in an
oven.
GB-13
Safety Warnings
19. Do not unplug the appliance by pulling on the mains cable.
Before Use
22. Do not allow the mains cable to hang over the edge of the work surface, as it
could be accidentally pulled.
23. Do not use the appliance if the appliance or mains cable is damaged.
24. Do not line the water basin with aluminium foil.
25. Do not use outdoors.
26. Use of accessory attachments not recommended.
27. Do not let mains cable touch hot surfaces.
28. Do not place near hot gas or electric burner or in heated oven.
Operation
29. Caution when moving appliance containing hot food or other hot liquids.
30. Lift and open the cover carefully to avoid scalding, and allow water to drip into
the appliance.
31. Do not place the appliance directly under cabinets when operating as this
product produces large amounts of steam.
32. Some water will remain in the water basin after the steamer has turned off; this is
normal.
33. Do not use any steam parts in microwave or on heated surface.
Cleaning and
Maintenance
34. Fill the water basin with water before plugging the mains cable otherwise the
appliance may be damaged.
35. Always fill the water basin between the Max. and Min. water level before
operation. Do not refill during operation as the hot water and steam will scald.
36. Let the appliance cool down for 30 mins before refilling the water or storing the
appliance.
Others
Safety Warnings
GB-14
Before using this appliance ensure that the voltage of your electricity supply matches
the voltage indicated on the rating plate of the appliance.
Before Use
Electrical Information
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
This appliance is fitted with a fused three pin mains plug to BS 1363 which is suitable
for use in all houses fitted with mains sockets to current specifications.
If the fitted mains plug is not suitable, remove the fuse and dispose of the mains plug
safely, immediately after removing it from the mains cable.
Operation
The ultimate disconnection from the power source is the mains plug. Always make
sure it is easily accessible to be unplugged in the event of an emergency.
Fitting a new mains plug
If for any reason you need to fit a new mains plug, the mains cable must be connected
as shown here. The wires in the mains cable fitted to this appliance are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
If the colours of the wires in the mains
cable of this appliance do not correspond
with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your mains plug, proceed
as follows:
• Green and Yellow: MUST be connected
to the terminal which is marked with
or
the letter E (Earth) or symbol
coloured Green.
• Blue: MUST be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the
letter N (Neutral) or coloured Blue or Black.
13 AMP FUSE
Cleaning and
Maintenance
CONNECT
BLUE TO
NEUTRAL (N)
CONNECT
BROWN TO
LIVE (L)
MAKE SURE THE OUTER
SHEATH OF THE MAINS
CABLE IS SECURELY HELD
BY THE CLAMP
• Brown MUST be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L (Live)
or coloured Brown or Red.
Others
The wire which is coloured
CONNECT GREEN AND YELLOW TO EARTH (E)
After replacing or changing a fuse on a moulded mains plug
which has a fuse cover, the cover must be refitted to the mains
plug, the steamer must not be used without a fuse cover. If lost,
replacement fuse covers can be obtained from an electrical shop.
GB-15
Safety Warnings
Before refitting the mains plug cover, check that there are no cut or stray strands of
wire inside the mains plug. Only BSI or ASTA approved 13 Amp BS1362 fuses should
be used. If you are in any way unsure which mains plug or fuse to use, always refer to a
qualified electrician.
Technical Specification
Model
C70STW10
Mains supply
230V ~ 50Hz AC only
NOTE: If you require a replacement for any of the items listed below, please
quote their corresponding part numbers:
Replacement Part
Part Number
Lid With Steam Vent
DWG-FS018-04
Steam basket no. 1
DWG-FS018-03
Steam basket no. 2
DWG-FS018-02
Steam basket no. 3
DWG-FS018-01
Rice Bowl
DWG-FS010-15
Drip Tray
DWG-FS010-18
Instruction Manual
DWG-FS010-200-R1
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Hertfordshire HP2 7TG England
(P.N.: DWG-FS010-200-R1 )