Operating instructions Microwave oven

Operating instructions
Microwave oven
To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the
appliance it is essential to read these instructions
before it is installed or used for the first time.
en - GB
M.-Nr. 09 637 650
Contents
Guide to the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Oven interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warning and Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
How the microwave oven works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Modes of operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
What can a microwave oven do?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Microwave oven functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Microwave Solo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Suitable containers for microwave ovens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Material and shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Testing dishes for their suitability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
The cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Before using for the first time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Setting the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Altering the time of day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Switching off the time of day display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Night time switch-off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Opening the door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Placing the dish in the oven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Turntable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Closing the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Starting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
"door" message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Interrupting or re-starting a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Altering settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Cancelling a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
At the end of a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Automatic keeping warm function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Quick start (programmable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
System lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Contents
Minute minder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Altering a minute minder entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Minute minder + cooking function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Operation - Automatic programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Automatic defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Automatic cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Recipes for Automatic programmes ° . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Saving your favourite programme (Memory) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Changing settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Reheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Defrosting / Defrosting and reheating or cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Some suggested uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Oven interior and inside of the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Appliance front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Accessories supplied . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Problem solving guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Contact details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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Guide to the appliance
Oven interior and accessories
a Oven door
d Turntable
b Door locking mechanism
e Cover
c Control panel
f Boiling rod
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Guide to the appliance
Control panel
g Electronic timer and clock display
h Rotary selector for
microwave power
i Rotary selector
to enter time and weight
j Automatic programme buttons
k Time of day button m
l Minute minder button l
m Memory button (to save a 1-3 stage
programme sequence)
n Stop/cancel button
o Start button / Add a minute button /
Quick start button c
(programmable)
p Door release a
Accessories supplied
Cover
The cover supplied must only be used
with the Microwave Solo mode.
It prevents the food from drying out and
the oven from becoming dirty, and it
accelerates the heating process.
Boiling rod
When heating liquids, the boiling rod
provided should always be placed in
the container. It helps liquids to heat
evenly.
These products and other useful
accessories can be ordered via the
internet at www.miele-shop.com, from
Miele (see back cover for contact
details) or from your Miele dealer.
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
Disposing of your old
appliance
The packaging is designed to protect
the appliance from damage during
transportation. The packaging
materials used are selected from
materials which are environmentally
friendly for disposal and should be
recycled.
Electrical and electronic appliances
often contain valuable materials. They
also contain materials which, if handled
or disposed of incorrectly, could be
potentially hazardous to human health
and to the environment. They are,
however, essential for the correct
functioning of your appliance. Please
do not therefore dispose of it with your
household waste.
Recycling the packaging reduces the
use of raw materials in the
manufacturing process and also
reduces the amount of waste in landfill
sites.
Please dispose of it at your local
community waste collection/recycling
centre, or contact your dealer for
advice.
Ensure that it presents no danger to
children while being stored for
disposal.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance complies with statutory safety requirements.
Inappropriate use can, however, lead to personal injury and
damage to property.
To avoid the risk of accidents and damage to the appliance,
please read these instructions carefully before installation and
before using it for the first time. They contain important notes on
installation, safety, use and maintenance.
Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by noncompliance with these instructions.
Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users
are familiar with the contents. Pass them on to any future owner.
Correct application
~ The appliance is intended for use in domestic households and
similar working and residential environments. This appliance is not
intended for outdoor use.
~ It is intended for domestic use only to cook, defrost and to reheat
food. Any other use is not permitted.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not use the microwave oven to store or dry items which could
ignite easily. If such items were dried in the microwave oven, the
moisture in the item would evaporate causing it to dry out and even
self-ignite.
~ The appliance can only be used by people with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, if they are supervised whilst using it, or have been
shown how to use it in a safe way and recognise and understand the
consequences of incorrect operation.
Safety with children
~ Children under 8 years of age must be kept away from the
appliance unless they are constantly supervised.
~ Children 8 years and older may only use the appliance
unsupervised if they have been shown how to use it safely and recognise and understand the consequences of incorrect operation.
~ Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain the appliance
unsupervised.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Please supervise children in the vicinity of the appliance and do
not let them play with it.
~ Danger of suffocation. Packaging, e.g. plastic wrappings, must
be kept out of the reach of babies and children. Whilst playing,
children could become entangled in packaging or pull it over their
head and suffocate.
Technical safety
~ A damaged appliance can be dangerous. Check it for visible
signs of damage. Do not use a damaged appliance.
~ If the electrical connection cable is faulty it must only be replaced
by a Miele authorised service technician to protect the user from
danger.
~ Operating a damaged appliance can result in microwave leakage
and present a hazard to the user. Do not use the appliance if
– the door is warped.
– the door hinges are loose.
– holes or cracks are visible in the casing, the door or the oven
interior walls.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Tampering with electrical connections or components and
mechanical parts is highly dangerous to the user and can cause
operational faults. Do not open the casing of the appliance.
~ To avoid the risk of damage to the appliance, make sure that the
connection data (voltage and frequency) on the data plate
corresponds to the household mains supply. Check that this is the
case before connecting the appliance. Consult a qualified
electrician if in any doubt.
~ Do not connect the appliance to the mains electrical supply by a
multi-socket adapter or an extension lead. These are a fire hazard
and do not guarantee the required safety of the appliance.
~ The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed
when correctly earthed. It is essential that this standard safety
requirement is met. If in any doubt, please have the electrical
installation tested by a qualified electrician.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ For safety reasons, this appliance may only be used when it has
been built in.
~ Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised
work. Repairs may only be carried out by a Miele authorised service
technician.
~ While the appliance is under guarantee, repairs should only be
undertaken by a Miele authorised service technician. Otherwise the
guarantee is invalidated.
~ The appliance must be disconnected from the mains electrical
supply during repair work, cleaning or maintenance.
~ Miele can only guarantee the safety of the appliance when
genuine original Miele replacement parts are used. Faulty
components must only be replaced by genuine Miele original spare
parts.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ If the appliance is installed behind a kitchen furniture door, it may
only be used with the furniture door open. Do not close the furniture
door while the appliance is in use. Heat and moisture can build up
behind the furniture door which can cause damage to the appliance
and the furniture unit. Only close the door when the appliance is not
in use and has cooled down completely.
~ The appliance must not be used in a non-stationary location (e.g.
on a ship).
Correct use
~ Always ensure that food is sufficiently heated.
Many factors will affect the overall cooking time, including the size
and amount of food, its initial temperature, changes to the recipe,
and the shape and size of the cooking container.
Some foods may contain micro-organisms which are only destroyed
by thorough cooking. Therefore when cooking or reheating food,
e.g. poultry, it is particularly important that food is fully cooked
through (at temperatures over 70 °C for more than 10 minutes). If in
doubt, select a longer cooking or reheating time.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ It is important that the heat is allowed to spread evenly
throughout the food being cooked. This can be achieved by stirring
and/or turning the food, and observing a sufficiently long standing
time, which should be added to the time needed for cooking,
reheating or defrosting.
~ Always remember that times for cooking, reheating and
defrosting in a microwave oven are usually considerably shorter
than with traditional methods of food preparation.
Excessively long cooking times can lead to food drying out and
burning, or could even cause it to catch fire.
Do not dry breadcrumbs, flowers, herbs, etc., in the microwave oven
as these could catch fire.
~ Do not use the microwave function to heat up cushions or pads
filled with cherry kernels, wheat grains, lavender or gel, such as
those used in aromatherapy. These pads can ignite when heated
even after they have been removed from the microwave oven.
~ The microwave oven is not suitable for cleaning or disinfecting
items.
Items can get extremely hot and there is a danger of burning when
the item is removed from the appliance. Fire hazard.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ The appliance can be damaged if it is used without food being
placed in it or if it is incorrectly loaded. Therefore do not use the
appliance to warm empty dishes or to dry herbs.
~ Always ensure that food has been placed in the microwave oven
and that the turntable is in position before switching on.
~ Do not cook or reheat food or liquids in sealed containers, jars or
bottles. With baby bottles, the screw top and teat must be loosened.
Otherwise pressure builds up which can cause the bottle or
container to explode, posing a severe risk of injury.
~ When heating food and drinks, remember that the heat is created
in the food itself, and that the container will normally be cooler. The
dish is only warmed by the heat of the food. Before serving,
remember to allow a sufficient standing time and then always check
the temperature of the food after taking it out of the microwave oven.
The temperature of the container is not an indication of the
temperature of the food or liquid in it. This is particularly important
when preparing food for babies, children, and the elderly or
infirm. Shake or stir baby milk and food thoroughly after heating,
and try it for temperature to ensure that it will not scald the baby.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ When reheating liquids, place the boiling rod supplied into the
cup or glass.
The boiling rod ensures that the liquid heats up evenly with bubbles
forming at the right time. When heating liquids, milk, sauces etc,
using microwave power without the boiling rod, the boiling point of
the liquid may be reached without the production of typical bubbles.
The liquid does not boil evenly throughout. This so-called 'boiling
delay' can cause a sudden build up of bubbles when the container
is removed from the oven or shaken. This can lead to the liquid
boiling over suddenly and explosively. Danger of scalding and
burning.
The formation of bubbles can be so strong that the pressure forces
the oven door open, with a danger of injury and damage. The boiling
rod ensures that the liquid boils evenly and that bubbles form at an
early stage during the operation.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ To avoid fuelling any flames, do not open the door if smoke
occurs inside the microwave oven. Interrupt the process by
switching the appliance off and disconnect it from the mains
electrical supply. Do not open the door until the smoke has
dispersed.
~ Oil and fat can overheat and catch fire. Do not leave the
appliance unattended when cooking with oil and fat. Do not use the
appliance to fry food. If oil or fat does catch fire, do not attempt to
put out the flames with water. Disconnect the appliance from the
mains electrical supply and leave the door closed to smother the
flames.
~ Due to the high temperatures radiated, objects left near the
microwave oven when it is in use could catch fire. Do not use the
appliance to heat up the room.
~ If using alcohol in your recipes, please be aware that high
temperatures can cause the alcohol to vaporise and even to ignite
on hot surfaces. Do not heat undiluted alcohol in the appliance. Fire
hazard.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not use the appliance to heat up or food in sealed jars and
tins. Pressure will build up inside them and they can explode.
~ Cover any food which is left in the microwave oven to be kept hot,
as moisture in the food could lead to corrosion damage in the
appliance and could also damage the control panel, worktop and
surrounding kitchen furniture.
Covering the food also prevents it from drying out.
~ Try to avoid the interior walls being splashed with food or liquids
containing salt. If it does happen, wipe these away thoroughly to
avoid corrosion on the stainless steel surface.
~ The oven interior can get hot during use. Danger of burning.
Clean the appliance interior and accessories as soon as they have
cooled down. Waiting too long can make cleaning unnecessarily
difficult and in extreme cases impossible. In certain circumstances,
very heavy soiling can even be dangerous. Fire hazard.
Please follow the instructions on cleaning in "Cleaning and care".
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Fire hazard. Using microwave power with plastic dishes which
are not microwave safe can cause them to melt and damage the
appliance. Do not use any containers or cutlery made from or
containing metal, aluminium foil, lead crystal glassware,
temperature-sensitive plastics, wooden utensils or cutlery, metal
clips or plastic or paper covered wire ties. Do not use bowls with
milled rims, or plastic pots with the foil lid only partially removed (see
"Suitable containers for microwave ovens"). Such items could be
damaged or cause a fire hazard.
~ Do not leave the microwave oven unattended when reheating or
cooking food in disposable containers made of plastic, paper or
other inflammable materials. Before using single-use containers
make sure they are suitable for use in microwave ovens. See
"Suitable containers for microwave ovens".
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Do not reheat food in the microwave oven in heat-retaining bags
intended for normal ovens, such as roasting bags. These heatretaining bags usually contain a thin layer of aluminium foil which
reflects microwaves. This reflected energy can, in turn, cause the
outer paper covering to become so hot that it ignites.
~ Eggs can be cooked without their shells using microwave power
only if the yolk membrane has been punctured several times first.
The pressure could otherwise cause the egg yolk to explode.
~ Eggs can only be cooked in their shells using microwave heat in
a specially designed egg-boiling device available from specialist
shops. Hard-boiled eggs should not be reheated in the microwave
oven as this may lead to the eggs bursting even after they have
been taken out of the appliance.
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Warning and Safety instructions
~ Food with a thick skin or peel, such as tomatoes, sausages,
jacket potatoes and aubergines, should be pierced or cut in several
places to allow steam to escape and prevent the food from bursting.
~ Dishes with hollow knobs or handles are not suitable for use with
microwave power. Moisture which has gathered in the hollow
recesses can cause pressure to build up and the item can explode.
If the hollow recess is sufficiently ventilated, the item could be used.
However, we recommend that you do not use such dishes in the
microwave oven.
~ To check food temperature, first interrupt the cooking process.
Only use a thermometer specifically approved for food use to
measure the temperature of the food. Do not use a thermometer
containing mercury or liquid as these are not suitable for use with
very high temperatures and break very easily.
~ Do not use a steam cleaning appliance to clean the microwave
oven. Steam could reach electrical components and cause a short
circuit.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Stainless steel surfaces
~ Adhesives will damage the stainless steel surface and cause it to
lose its protection against soiling. Do not use sticky notes,
transparent adhesive tape, masking tape or other types of adhesive
on the stainless steel surface.
~ The surface is susceptible to scratching. Even magnets can
cause scratching.
Accessories
~ Use only genuine original Miele accessories. Using spare parts or
accessories from other manufacturers will invalidate the guarantee,
and Miele cannot accept liability.
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How the microwave oven works
In a microwave oven there is a highfrequency tube called a magnetron.
This converts electrical energy into
microwaves. These microwaves are
distributed evenly throughout the oven
interior, and rebound off the metal sides
of the oven interior to reach the food
from all sides. Microwave distribution is
improved with the turntable engaged.
As heat is produced directly in the
food,
In order for microwaves to reach the
food, they must be able to penetrate
the cooking utensil being used.
Microwaves can penetrate porcelain,
glass, cardboard and plastics, but not
metal. Do not, therefore, use utensils
made of metal, or which contain metal,
for example in the form of gold or silver
trim. The metal reflects the microwaves
and this could cause sparking. The
microwaves cannot be absorbed.
– nutrients, such as vitamins and
minerals, are generally retained.
Microwaves pass through a suitable
container and find their way directly into
the food. All food contains moisture
molecules which, when subjected to
microwave energy, start to oscillate 2.5
thousand million times a second. The
friction caused by this vibration creates
heat, which first starts developing
around the outside of the food and then
slowly penetrates towards the centre.
The moisture, fat and sugar content of
food will affect the speed at which it is
cooked.
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– food can generally be cooked
without adding much liquid or
cooking oil.
– cooking, reheating and defrosting in
a microwave oven is quicker than
using conventional methods.
– the colour, texture and taste of food
are not impaired.
Microwaves stop being produced as
soon as the cooking process is
interrupted or the appliance door is
opened.
When the appliance is in operation, the
closed, sealed door prevents
microwaves escaping from the
appliance.
Modes of operation
What can a microwave oven
do?
In the microwave oven, food is cooked,
reheated or defrosted quickly.
You can use the microwave oven in the
following ways:
– Food can be defrosted, reheated or
cooked by entering a power setting
and a duration.
– Deep-frozen, ready-made meals can
be defrosted and then reheated or
cooked.
– The microwave oven can also be
used for other tasks, e.g. for proving
dough, melting chocolate and butter,
dissolving gelatine etc.
Microwave oven functions
Microwave Solo mode
Suitable for defrosting, reheating and
cooking.
Automatic programmes
You can choose from the following
automatic programmes:
– five defrosting programmes
(N: Ad 1 to Ad 5),
– three cooking programmes for frozen
food
(N °: AC 1 to AC 3 ),
– and three cooking programmes for
fresh food
(°: AC 1 to AC 3).
These programmes are weight
dependent. You enter the weight of the
food and then the cooking duration is
calculated automatically. The weight of
the food can be displayed as metric (g)
or imperial (lb). See "Changing settings"
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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Microwaves
Material and shape
The material and shape of the
containers used affect cooking results
and times. Heat distribution is more
even in round and oval shaped flat
containers than in rectangular
containers, providing better results.
– are reflected by metal,
Containers and lids with hollow
handles or knobs in which moisture
can collect are unsuitable, unless
the hollowed areas are adequately
vented.
Without vent holes pressure can
build up, causing the container to
crack or shatter with the danger of
injury.
Metal
– pass through glass, porcelain,
plastic and card,
– and are absorbed by food.
,Fire hazard. Containers which
are not suitable for use in
microwave ovens can be badly
damaged and cause damage to the
appliance if used.
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Metal containers, aluminium foil,
metal cutlery, and china with
metallic decoration such as gold
rims or cobalt blue must not be used
with microwave mode.
Metal reflects microwaves and
obstructs the cooking process.
Also, avoid using plastic pots where
the foil lid has not be completely
removed.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Exceptions:
– Ready-meals in aluminium foil
dishes.
These can be defrosted and reheated
in the microwave oven, if
recommended by the manufacturer.
Important: Remove the lid and make
sure the foil dish is at least 2 cm from
the oven walls at all times. As food is
only heated from the top, it is better to
remove the food from the aluminium foil
container and transfer it to a dish
suitable for a microwave oven. The heat
distribution will be more even.
Do not place aluminium foil dishes in
the microwave in case the dish sparks
or arcs. If sparks occur, transfer food to
a microwave safe container.
– Pieces of aluminium foil
For even defrosting and to avoid
overcooking unevenly shaped cuts of
meat, poultry or fish, small pieces of
aluminium foil may be used to mask
wingtips or other thin parts for the last
few minutes of the programme.
Make sure that the aluminium foil is
at least 2 cm from the oven walls at
all times. It must not touch the walls.
– Metal meat skewers or clamps
These should only be used if they are
very small in comparison to the size of
the cut of meat.
Crystal glass is unsuitable as it
contains lead which could cause the
glass to crack in the microwave
oven.
Porcelain
Porcelain is a suitable material.
Do not use porcelain with gold or
silver edging or items with hollow
knobs or handles, as insufficient
ventilation may cause pressure.
Earthenware
Decorated earthenware is only suitable
if the decoration is beneath an all-over
glaze.
Earthenware can get very hot and
may crack.
Glazes and colours
Some glazes and colours contain
metals which make them unsuitable
for use in a microwave oven.
Wood
Wooden dishes are not suitable.
Moisture contained in the wood
evaporates when exposed to
microwave energy, causing the
wood to dry and crack.
Glassware
Heat-resistant glass or ceramic glass
are ideal for use in the microwave oven.
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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Plastics
Plastics must only be used with
Microwave Solo.
They must be heat-resistant to a
minimum of 110 °C. Otherwise the
plastic may melt and fuse with the
food.
Special plastic utensils designed for
use in microwave ovens are available
from retail outlets.
Melamine is not suitable for use in this
oven. Melamine absorbs microwave
energy and gets hot. When purchasing
plasticware, make sure that it is suitable
for use in a microwave oven.
Disposable containers, such as trays
made from polystyrene, can only be
used for very short, timed warming and
reheating of food.
Plastic boiling bags can be used for
cooking and reheating. They should
be pierced beforehand so that
steam can escape. This prevents a
build-up of pressure and reduces
the risk of the bag bursting.
There are also special steaming
bags available which do not need to
be pierced. Please follow
instructions given on the packet.
Do not use metal clips, plastic clips
containing metal parts, or paper ties
containing wire. There is a danger
that they will ignite when heated.
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Disposable containers
Only those plastic disposable
containers which are specified by the
manufacturer as suitable for use in a
microwave oven may be used.
Do not leave the oven unattended
when reheating or cooking food in
disposable containers made of
plastic, paper or other inflammable
materials.
Disposable containers are not always
recyclable or biodegradable.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Testing dishes for their
suitability
If in doubt as to whether glass,
earthenware or porcelain plates or
dishes are suitable for use in a
microwave oven, a simple test can be
performed:
^ Place the item you wish to test in the
centre of the oven, fill a suitable glass
with water and also place this in the
oven.
^ Close the door.
^ Turn the power selector to 800 W.
^ Enter a time of 30 seconds with the
time selector.
^ Press the Start button.
At the end of the test, the water in
the glass should be warm and the
dish cool. If the dish is hot, it would
be unwise to use the dish. If a
cracking noise is heard
accompanied by sparks during the
test, switch the appliance off immediately (press the Stop/C button
twice).
Any crockery which causes this
reaction is unsuitable for use with
microwave power. If any doubt
exists about the suitability of a
container, please contact the
supplier.
This test cannot be used to check
whether items with hollow knobs or
handles are suitable for use with
microwave power.
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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
The cover
– prevents too much steam escaping,
especially when cooking foods which
need longer to cook, such as
potatoes.
– speeds up the cooking process.
– prevents food from drying out.
– helps keep the oven interior clean.
,Sealed containers and glass
jars, such as jars of baby food, must
be opened before they are placed
in the microwave oven. Do not cook
or reheat food or liquids in sealed
containers, jars or bottles. With baby
bottles, the screw top and teat must
be loosened. Otherwise pressure
builds up which can cause the
bottle or container to explode,
posing a severe risk of injury.
Do not use a lid or cover if
– food coated with breadcrumbs is
being cooked.
– cooking meals which are to be given
a crisp finish.
,The cover must only be used
with Microwave Solo mode.
Always cover food with the cover
supplied.
Alternatively, use lids or covers made of
microwave safe glass or plastic, or use
a clingfilm recommended for use in a
microwave oven (pierce as instructed
by the manufacturer).
Heat can cause normal clingfilm to
distort and fuse with the food.
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Because the cover can only
withstand temperatures of up to
110 °C, it must only be used with
Microwave Solo mode. At
temperatures in excess of 110 °C,
the plastic can melt and fuse with
the food.
The cover should not form a seal
with the container. If the cover is
used with a container which only
has a narrow diameter, there might
not be enough room for
condensation to escape through the
holes in the top. The cover could get
too hot and could start to melt.
Before using for the first time
After installation, let the appliance
stand for approx. 2 hours at room
temperature before using it.
This is important for the correct
electronic functioning of the appliance.
,Danger of suffocation.
Packaging, e.g. plastic wrappings,
must be kept out of the reach of
babies and children. Whilst playing,
children could become entangled in
packaging or pull it over their head
and suffocate.
^ Remove all the packaging materials
from the appliance.
Do not remove the cover to the
microwave outlet inside the oven,
nor the film covering the inside of
the door.
^ Check the appliance for any
damage.
Do not use the microwave oven if
– the door is warped.
– the door hinges are loose.
– holes or cracks are visible in the
casing, the door or the oven interior
walls.
Operating the appliance with this
type of damage will result in
microwave leakage and present a
hazard to the user.
^ Clean the inside of the oven and all
the accessories with hot water
applied with a well wrung-out soft
sponge or cloth.
^ Stick the enclosed short instructions
to the frame behind the door as
illustrated, making sure they do not
block any of the vents.
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Time of day display
,For safety reasons, this
appliance may only be used when it
has been built in.
Setting the time of day
^ Connect the appliance to the mains
electrical supply.
12:00 and the m symbol will flash in
the display until the current time of
day is set. Before this, the time of
day will start to run from 12:00, as
the clock will start as soon as the
appliance is connected to the mains
electrical supply.
Altering the time of day
^ Press the m button.
The m symbol will flash in the display
and the current hour will light up for a
few seconds.
^ Use the time selector to alter the
hour.
^ Press the m button to confirm, or wait
a few seconds.
The m symbol will flash and the
current minutes will light up for a few
seconds.
^ Use the time selector to alter the
minutes.
^ Press the m button to confirm, or wait
for a few seconds.
Switching off the time of day
display
^ Press and hold in the m button until
the display goes dark.
^ Turn the time selector to set the hour.
^ Press the m button.
^ Then turn the time selector to set the
minutes.
^ Press the m button to confirm, or wait
a few seconds.
The set time is now registered. The
colon between hours and minutes will
flash.
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Pressing and holding in the m button
again will bring back the time of day
display.
Time of day display
Night time switch-off
The time of day display can be set to
switch itself off from 23:00 to 04:00 hrs.
Setting the time of day display to
switch off at night
^ Press and hold in the Stop/C button
and at the same time press the m
button.
ON will appear in the display.
The appliance can still be operated.
To switch the display back on
^ Press and hold in the Stop/C button
and at the same time press the m
button.
OFF will appear in the display.
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Operation
Opening the door
Closing the door
^ Press a to open the door.
^ Push the door firmly shut.
If the microwave oven is being used,
opening the door will interrupt the
cooking programme.
Press the Start button again to resume
an interrupted cooking programme.
Placing the dish in the oven
Ideally the dish should be placed in the
middle of the oven.
Turntable
The turntable helps the food to cook,
reheat or defrost evenly.
The appliance will not start again if
the door has not been closed
properly.
Starting a programme
Use the appropriate selector to choose
the microwave power level and the
cooking duration.
Do not operate the microwave
without the turntable in place.
The turntable starts turning
automatically when the appliance is
operated.
Do not cook, reheat or defrost food
directly on the turntable. Check that the
dish is not larger in size than the
turntable.
Turn or stir food during cooking, or turn
the dish so that it heats up evenly.
^ Use the power selector to select a
microwave power level.
The h symbol and the power level
selected will light up in the display.
0:00 will flash.
There is a choice of 6 power levels.
The higher the power level, the more
microwaves reach the food.
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Operation
When heating up food which cannot be
stirred or turned during cooking, as with
a plated meal, it is best to use a lower
microwave power level.
– the frequency of stirring or turning
the food. Frequent stirring or turning
heats the food more evenly, and it is
therefore ready in a shorter time.
This ensures the heat is distributed
evenly. Heat for long enough to cook
the food properly.
– the amount of food.
As a general rule, allow approx. time
and a half for double the quantity
and for a smaller quantity, possibly
shorten the duration. However,
always ensure that food is cooked
thoroughly as the duration required
will vary depending on the type of
food.
– the shape and material of the
container.
^ Set the required duration using the
time selector.
Any duration between 10 seconds and
90 minutes can be selected. Exception:
If the maximum microwave power is
selected, a maximum cooking duration
of 15 minutes can be set. If you then
continue to select full power, the power
level may reduce to 450 W, and this is
shown in the display (protection against
overheating).
The duration required depends on:
– the initial temperature of the food.
Food taken from the refrigerator will
need longer to reheat or cook than
food already at room temperature.
– the type and texture of the food.
Fresh vegetables contain more water
and cook more quickly than stored
vegetables.
^ Press the Start button to start the
programme.
The interior lighting comes on.
A programme can only be started if the
door is closed.
"door" message
The "door" message in the display is a
reminder that the appliance should not
be used without food inside it.
Operating the appliance without
food can damage the appliance.
If the door has been closed for 20
minutes or longer when the Start button
is pressed, the word door will appear in
the display to remind you to open the
door and make sure there is food in the
oven before you press Start. You
cannot start a programme until you do
this.
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Operation
Interrupting or re-starting a
programme
Cancelling a programme
^ Press the Stop/C button twice.
At any time you can . . .
. . . interrupt a programme:
^ Press the Stop/C button, or open the
appliance door.
The duration stops counting down.
. . . continue a programme:
^ Close the door and press Start.
The programme will continue.
Altering settings
At the end of a programme
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking programme is complete. The
oven interior lighting goes out.
The audible tone will sound briefly as a
reminder every 5 minutes for
20 minutes after the end of the
programme.
^ If you want to stop the audible tone,
press the Stop/C button.
If you discover after starting a
programme that . . .
Automatic keeping warm
function
. . . the microwave power level is too
high or too low, you can
The keeping warm function will switch
on automatically at 80 W for a maximum
of 15 minutes approx. 2 minutes after
the end of a cooking programme which
has used at least 450 W, providing the
door remains closed and no buttons
are pressed.
^ select a new level.
. . . the duration set is too short or too
long, you can
^ interrupt the programme (press the
Stop/C button once), use the time
selector to set a new duration and
continue the programme (press the
Start button),
or alternatively:
^ the cooking duration can be
increased by pressing the Start
button during operation. Each time
the Start button is pressed, the
cooking duration is increased by
another minute. (Exception: the
increased cooking duration is in
increments of 30 seconds when the
microwave oven is being used on
maximum power.)
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h, 80 W and H:H will light up in the
display.
Opening the door or operating one of
the buttons or selectors while the
keeping warm function is in progress
cancels the function.
The keeping warm function cannot be
set as a separate function.
Operation
Quick start (programmable)
System lock
Pressing the Start /c button is
sufficient to set the appliance operating
on maximum power.
Three set durations are stored in
memory:
The system lock prevents the appliance
being used by children, for example.
^ 30 secs: Press Start /c once
^ 1 min: Press Start /c twice
To activate the system lock
^ Press and hold the Stop/C button in
until an audible tone sounds and the
key symbol appears in the display:
^ 2 min: Press Start /c three times
Pressing Start /c four times in
succession will bring back the first
stored duration and so on.
The cooking duration can be increased
by pressing the Start button during
operation; each time the Start button is
pressed, the cooking duration is
increased by another 30 seconds.
Programming durations
To alter the set durations:
^ Use the Start /c button to select the
duration you want to re-programme
(press once, twice or three times)
and hold the Start /c button pressed
in.
^ While holding the Start button
pressed in, alter the duration with the
time selector (to max 15 minutes).
The altered programme runs when
the Start /c button is released.
The key symbol will go out after a short
time.
The key symbol reappears whenever
any button or one of the rotary selectors
is operated.
After an interruption to the mains
power supply, the system lock will
need to re-activated.
To cancel the system lock
^ To cancel the system lock, press the
Stop/C button again and hold it
pressed in until an audible tone
sounds.
An interruption to the power supply
will cancel any altered programmed
durations, and they will need to be
entered again.
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Operation
Minute minder
Minute minder + cooking function
The minute minder can be used to time
any activity in the kitchen, e.g. boiling
eggs. The time set counts down in one
second steps.
The minute minder can be used at the
same time as a cooking function, and
counts down in the background.
^ Press the l button.
0:00 flashes in the display and the l
symbol lights up.
^ Press the l button whilst the cooking
function is in progress.
0:00 flashes in the display and the l
symbol lights up.
^ Use the time selector to set the
minute minder time you require.
^ Use the time selector to set the
minute minder time you require.
^ Press the Start button to start the
minute minder.
The minute minder time will start itself
after a few seconds if the Start button
is not pressed.
^ After a few seconds the minute
minder time set will begin to count
down.
A few seconds later, the display will
change again to show the cooking
duration counting down. The minute
minder time is represented by the l
symbol in the background.
^ At the end of the minute minder time,
an audible tone sounds. The time of
day reappears and the l symbol
flashes.
^ Press the Stop/C button once and the
l symbol disappears.
Altering a minute minder entry
^ Press the Stop/C button.
The minute minder time is
interrupted.
^ Set a new minute minder time, as
described above.
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Do not press the Start button in this
instance to start the minute minder, as
pressing the Start button would also
increase the cooking duration by a
minute.
To find out the minute minder time
remaining
^ Press the l button.
The minute minder time still
remaining will show in the display.
Operation - Automatic programmes
All of the automatic programmes are
weight dependent.
The weight of the food can be
displayed as metric (g) or imperial (lb).
See "Changing settings"
After selecting a programme, enter the
weight of the food. The microwave oven
automatically calculates the duration
according to the weight entered.
After cooking, allow the food to stand at
room temperature for the suggested
number of minutes ("standing time") to
allow the heat to be distributed evenly
through the food.
Automatic cooking
There are three programmes for frozen
and three for fresh food. The standing
time for each of these programme is
approx. 2 minutes.
Cooking food from frozen N °
AC 1 #
Vegetables (0.1 – 0.6 kg)
AC 2 ¿ Ready meals which can be
stirred (0.3 – 1.0 kg)
AC 3 … Bakes and gratins
(0.2 – 0.6 kg)
Cooking fresh food °
Automatic defrosting
AC 1 #
There are five programmes for
defrosting different types of food (N
button). The standing time for
programme Ad 3 is up to 30 minutes,
depending on weight, and approx. 10
minutes for the other programmes.
AC 2 À Potatoes (0.1 – 0.8 kg)
Vegetables (0.1 – 0.6 kg)
AC 3 $ Fish (0.4 – 1.2 kg)
Ad 1 ¹ Steak, cutlets (0.2 – 0.8 kg)
Ad 2 º Mince (0.2 – 0.8 kg)
Ad 3 ‰ Chicken (0.9 – 1.5 kg)
Ad 4 ½
Cakes (0.1 – 1.4 kg)
Ad 5 ¾ Bread (0.1 – 1.0 kg)
This programme is particularly suitable
for defrosting sliced bread. If possible,
place individual slices of bread in the
microwave oven, or carefully separate
them from one another at the halfway
signal.
^ Press the relevant button repeatedly
until the automatic programme
required shows in the display. For
example, to select Programme Ad 3
‰ (for defrosting chicken), press the
N button three times.
g or lb will flash in the display to prompt
you to enter the weight and the
programme (e.g. Ad 3) will light up
together with the Microwave symbol h.
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Operation - Automatic programmes
^ Use the rotary selector to enter the
weight.
^ Press the Start button.
The duration, (which depends on the
weight) will begin to count down, and
the Microwave symbol h will light up.
An audible tone will sound halfway
through the cooking duration.
^ Interrupt the programme to turn or stir
the food, and then continue the
programme.
The programmed duration can, if
necessary, be extended by a few
minutes during operation by pressing
the Start button repeatedly until the time
required shows in the display. On all
programmes it is only possible to
extend the time by a few minutes.
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking programme is complete.
The interior lighting of the oven goes
out.
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Recipes for Automatic programmes °
Below are some recipe suggestions for
the Automatic programmes using the
"Cooking fresh food" function °.
These can be adapted to suit your
requirements.
It is important to follow the weight
guidelines for the programme
concerned. If the weight guidelines
are exceeded, the food will not cook
sufficiently.
AC 1 # Vegetables
Place the prepared vegetables in a
container. Depending on the freshness
and moisture content of the vegetables,
add 3-4 tbsp water and a little salt or
other seasoning. Enter the weight
including that of the water, place the
covered cooking container on the
turntable and cook. Halfway through
the cooking duration, an audible tone
will sound to prompt you to turn or stir
the food.
When cooking vegetables in a sauce,
the weight entered must include the
sauce. Do not exceed the maximum
weight guidelines.
Carrots in a chervil cream sauce
(serves 2)
350 g carrots, washed and peeled
5 g butter
50 ml vegetable stock (instant)
75 g crème fraîche
1 tbsp white wine
Salt and pepper
A pinch of sugar
½ tsp mustard
1-2 tbsp fresh chervil, chopped, or
1 tbsp dried chervil, crumbled
Approx. 1 tbsp cornflour
Cut the carrots into fine batons or slices
(approx. 3-4 mm thick) and place in a
cooking container.
Combine the rest of the ingredients to
make a smooth sauce, and pour over
the carrots.
Cover and cook. Stir when the audible
tone sounds halfway through the
cooking duration.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 1 #
Weight: 525 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
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Recipes for Automatic programmes °
AC 2 À Potatoes
This programme can be used to cook
peeled, new and bouillon potatoes.
Enter the weight for the potatoes and
the cooking liquid.
For peeled potatoes, peel, wash and
drain the potatoes and place them in a
cooking container. Season with a little
salt, cover and cook.
When cooking new potatoes, add
approx. 1 tbsp water per potato. If
cooking the potatoes in their skins,
pierce the skins several times with a
fork or skewer before cooking, then
cover the container and cook.
Golden curried potatoes
(serves 3)
500 g peeled potatoes
1 onion, finely diced
10 g butter
1-2 tbsp curry powder
250 ml vegetable stock (instant)
50 ml double cream
125 g peas (frozen)
Salt and pepper
Cut the potatoes into large cubes
(approx. 3 x 3 cm), or use small
potatoes.
Place all of the ingredients into a
suitable container and mix well.
Cover and cook. Stir when the audible
tone sounds halfway through the
cooking duration.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 2 À
Weight: 1000 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
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AC 3 $ Fish
Fish curry
(serves 4)
300 g pineapple pieces
1 red pepper
1 small banana
500 g firm white fish
3 tbsp lemon juice
30 g butter
100 ml white wine
100 ml pineapple juice
Salt, sugar and chilli pepper
2 tbsp cornflour
Dice the fish and place in a suitable
container. Drizzle with lemon juice.
Quarter the peppers, remove the seeds
and pith and cut into narrow strips. Peel
and slice the banana. Add to the fish
along with the pepper and pineapple
pieces and mix well. Add the butter.
Mix together the wine, juice, seasoning
and cornflour to make a smooth sauce
and pour over the fish. Mix everything
thoroughly, then cover and cook.
Setting: Cooking fresh food AC 3 $
Weight: approx. 1200 g
Place cooking container on the
turntable
Saving your favourite programme (Memory)
One favourite programme can be
saved in memory. This programme can
be used for your most frequently
cooked recipe. The programme can
have up to 3 stages (e.g.: 2 minutes at
600 W, followed by 10 minutes at
450 W and finally 3 minutes at 300 W).
Programming
(The example given is for a 3-stage
programme).
^ First select the power level for the
first stage.
^ Then select the duration.
^ Press the M button.
1 will light up in the display, and 2 will
flash.
^ Then select the second power level
and duration.
^ When you have finished
programming, turn the power
selector to the 12 o'clock position.
^ Start the programme to save the
entry. Only ever run the entire
programme with food in the
appliance.
If there is no food in the appliance,
press the Stop/C button twice as
soon as you have started the
programme so that the appliance is
not damaged by having no food in
it.
^ Now select the third power level and
duration and press the M button.
1- and 2-stage programmes can be
saved in the same way. The
programming process is finished when
the power selector is in the 12 o'clock
position and the Start button has been
pressed, while pressing the M button
shows the next stage.
After this third step, you can use the M
button to scroll through your entry and
check it.
To change an entry
^ Press button M again.
2 will light up in the display, and 3 will
flash.
^ Entering a new programme overrides
the previously saved programme.
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Saving your favourite programme (Memory)
To call up your favourite programme
^ Turn the programme selector to the
12 o'clock position.
^ Press the M button.
^ Press the Start button.
In the event of a power cut, the
favourite programme is no longer
saved and must be re-entered.
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Changing settings
Some of the standard settings for the
appliance (which are set at the factory)
have an alternative which you can
select if required.
Please consult the chart for the different
options.
The factory settings are marked with a
star* on the chart.
Proceed as follows:
The other settings can be changed in
the same way.
^ When you have finished making the
changes you require, press the Stop/
C button.
The altered settings are retained
after a power cut.
^ Press and hold the m and M buttons
at the same time until P I and X light
up in the display. Then release them.
If you press them for too long, the
time of day will appear again in the
display.
^ Use the time selector to select the
setting that you wish to change (P I
to P 5 and P 0). Turn it until the
setting required shows in the display.
^ Then press the M button to call up
the setting.
S will appear in the display to show
that the setting can be changed.
^ Turn the time selector if you wish to
change the setting (see chart) and
confirm your entry by pressing the M
button (for P 5 and P 0, press and
hold the M button for approx. 4
seconds).
The change is then stored in memory.
P will appear in the display again,
together with the number for the setting.
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Changing settings
Setting
P I
Settings available (* factory default)
Night time switch-off S 0 * Night time switch-off is deactivated.
S I
Night time switch-off is activated.
The time of day display is switched off from
11 pm to 4 am.
P 2 Automatic keeping
warm function
S I *
S 0
The keeping warm function is activated.
The keeping warm function is deactivated.
P 3 "door" message
S I *
The "door" message appears if the door has
not been opened during the 20 minutes
before Start is pressed. Start is then
blocked, as it is assumed that there is no
food in the microwave.
The "door" message does not appear.
S 0
P 4 Reminder tone
S I *
S 0
The reminder tone sounds briefly every 5
minutes for 20 minutes after the end of the
programme.
The reminder tone is switched off.
P 5 Demo mode
(for dealer
showroom use only)
S 0 * Demo mode is deactivated. When demo
mode is deactivated, _ _ _ _ appears briefly
in the display.
S I
The appliance is set to demo mode. When a
button or selector is operated, MES_ shows
briefly in the display. The appliance can be
operated, but the microwave function does
not work.
P 6 Unit of weight
S 0 * Food weight is displayed in grammes (g).
S I
Food weight is displayed in pounds (lb).
P 0 Factory default
S I *
S O
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Factory default settings have been restored,
or have not been changed.
Factory default settings have been changed.
Reheating
Select the following microwave power
levels to reheat food:
Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800 W
Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 W
Food for babies and toddlers . . . 450 W
,We do not recommend heating
or reheating food or drinks for
babies or young children in the
microwave oven. Any decision to do
this is the responsibility of the user,
and should only be done with the
utmost care. Pasteurised or
sterilised cooked food should be
gently heated for 1/2 to 1 minute at
450 W, and tasted to make sure it is
not too hot for a baby's palate
before serving. When reheating
other food or drink, heat to a high
temperature and allow to cool to a
suitable heat for eating. For formula
milk follow the manufacturer's
instructions.
Tips on reheating
Always use a lid or cover for reheating
food, except when a drier finish is
needed, e.g. breaded poultry/meat.
,Always remove the lids from
jars, especially jars of baby food.
Loosen the screw cap with the
rubber teat before warming baby
bottles.
When reheating liquids, place the
boiling rod supplied with the
appliance into the cup or glass.
Never reheat hard boiled eggs in a
microwave oven, even without the
shell. The eggs can burst.
Food taken straight from the refrigerator
will take longer to reheat than food
stored at room temperature. The
duration required depends on the
nature of the food, its initial temperature
and the amount to be cooked.
Always ensure that food is
sufficiently cooked or reheated.
If in any doubt that a sufficiently high
temperature has been reached,
continue reheating for a little longer.
Stir or turn food from time to time during
cooking. Stir the food from the outside
towards the middle, as food heats more
quickly from the outside.
After reheating
Be careful when removing a dish
from the oven. It may be hot.
Although heat is not normally produced
in the container itself by the
microwaves (apart from stoneware),
heat transfer from the food to the
container may be considerable, making
the container itself hot.
Allow food to stand for a few minutes at
room temperature at the end of a
reheating process to enable the heat to
spread evenly throughout the food.
,After reheating food, especially
food for babies and small children,
stir the food or shake the container
and check that the temperature
does not pose any danger. Double
check after it has been left to stand.
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Cooking
Place the food in a microwave safe
container and cover it.
When cooking, it is a good idea to
select a power level of 800 W to start
with and then when the food is hot
reduce the power level to 450 W for
more gentle continued cooking.
For dishes such as rice or semolina
pudding, first select a power level of
800 W, and then reduce it to 150 W for
simmering.
Tips on cooking
Vegetable cooking durations depend
on the texture of the vegetable.
Fresh vegetables contain more water
than vegetables which have been
stored, and usually cook more quickly.
Add a little water to vegetables which
have been kept stored.
Food taken straight from the refrigerator
takes longer to cook than food which
has been kept at room temperature.
Stir or turn food from time to time during
cooking to help it cook more evenly.
Ensure that food such as meat and
fish are thoroughly cooked for an
appropriate length of time.
Food with a thick skin or peel, such
as tomatoes, sausages, jacket potatoes
and aubergines, should be pierced or
the skin cut in several places before
cooking to allow steam to escape and
to prevent the food from bursting.
Eggs can only be cooked in their
shells in the microwave oven in a
specially designed egg-boiling
device available from specialist
shops.
Eggs can burst, even after they
have been taken out of the oven.
Eggs can be cooked without their shells
in the microwave oven only if the yolk
membrane has been punctured several
times first.
The pressure could otherwise cause
the egg yolk to explode.
After cooking
Be careful when removing a dish
from the oven. It may be hot.
Although heat is not normally produced
in the container itself by the
microwaves (apart from stoneware),
heat transfer from the food to the
container may be considerable, making
the container itself hot.
Allow food to stand for a few minutes at
room temperature at the end of cooking
to enable the heat to spread evenly
throughout the food.
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Defrosting / Defrosting and reheating or cooking
Do not refreeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible, as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be re-frozen after it has been
cooked.
Defrost
Select the following microwave power
settings to defrost food:
– 80 W
for defrosting very delicate food, e.g.
cream, butter, gateau and cheese.
– 150 W
for defrosting everything else.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a microwave safe
container. Do not cover. Turn, stir or
separate the food about halfway
through defrosting.
To defrost meat, unpack the frozen
meat and place it on an upturned plate
in a glass or china container so that the
meat juice can run off and be collected.
Turn halfway through defrosting.
Defrosting followed by
reheating or cooking
Deep-frozen food can be defrosted and
immediately reheated or cooked.
After defrosting, select 800 W followed
by 450 W.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a covered microwave safe
container for defrosting and reheating
or cooking. Exception: minced meat
should be left uncovered while cooking.
Soups, stew and vegetables should be
stirred several times during the
process. Carefully separate and turn
slices of meat halfway through. Turn
pieces of fish at the halfway stage.
After defrosting followed by
reheating or cooking
Allow the food to stand at room
temperature for a few minutes to enable
the heat to spread evenly throughout
the food.
It is particularly important to observe
food hygiene rules when defrosting
poultry. Do not use the liquid from
the defrosted poultry. Pour it away,
and wash the tray, the sink and your
hands. Danger of salmonella
poisoning.
Fish does not need to be fully defrosted
before cooking. Defrost so that the
surface is sufficiently soft to take herbs
and seasoning.
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Some suggested uses
Food
Duration
(in
minutes)
Notes
Quantity
Microwave
power
level
(in W)
Melting butter
and margarine
100 g
450
1:00 – 1:10 Do not cover
Melting
chocolate
100 g
450
3:00 – 3:30 Do not cover,
stir halfway through melting
Dissolving
gelatine
1 packet +
5 tbsp water
450
00:10 –
00:30
Preparing flan
topping/jelly
glaze
1 packet +
250 ml liquid
450
4–5
Do not cover,
stir halfway through heating
Made with
100 g flour
80
3–5
Cover and leave to prove
1 tbsp (20 g)
popcorn
800
3–4
Place popcorn in a 1 litre
container,
cover and cook,
sprinkle with sugar or salt after
cooking
Salad dressings
125 ml
150
1–2
Heat uncovered on a gentle heat
Tempering citrus
fruits
150 g
150
1–2
Place on a plate, do not cover
Bacon
100 g
800
2–3
Place on kitchen paper, do not
cover
Softening ice
cream
500 g
150
2
Place open ice cream container in
microwave oven
3 tomatoes
450
6–7
Cut a cross into the top of each
tomato, cover, and heat in a little
water. The skins will slip off easily.
Take care, as the tomatoes may
get very hot.
300 g strawberries,
300 g jam sugar
800
7–9
Mix the fruit and sugar in a deep
container, cover and cook
Yeast dough
Popcorn
Skinning
tomatoes
Strawberry jam
The information given in this chart is intended only as a guide.
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Do not cover,
stir halfway through dissolving
Cleaning and care
Disconnect the microwave oven
from the power supply before
cleaning.
Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to clean this appliance.
Steam could reach electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
Oven interior and inside of the
door
,The oven interior can get hot
during use. To avoid the danger of
being burnt, wait until it has cooled
down before cleaning. It should be
cleaned after each use. Waiting too
long can make cleaning
unnecessarily difficult and in
extreme cases impossible.
In certain circumstances, very
heavy soiling can damage the
appliance and even be dangerous.
Fire hazard.
The oven interior and door interior can
be cleaned using a damp cloth with a
little washing-up liquid or a mild
detergent and water. Wipe dry with a
soft cloth.
For more heavy soiling, heat a glass of
water for 2 to 3 minutes until the water
begins to boil. The steam will collect on
the walls and soften the soiling.
The oven interior can now be wiped
clean using a little washing-up liquid if
necessary.
Do not remove the cover to the
microwave outlet inside the oven,
nor the film covering the inside of
the door.
Do not let water or any small
particles penetrate the vents in the
appliance.
Wring out cloths before using them
to wipe out the oven to avoid
moisture getting into the openings.
Do not use abrasive cleaners, as
these scratch the surface.
To neutralise odours in the microwave
oven, put a cup of water with some
lemon juice in the appliance and
simmer for a few minutes.
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Cleaning and care
The door should be kept clean at all
times and checked at regular intervals
for any signs of damage.
,If any damage to the door is
noticed, the appliance should not
be used until the fault has been
rectified by a Miele authorised and
trained service technician.
Do not turn the turntable and/or
locator manually, as this could
damage the drive motor.
Appliance front
Do not let water or any object find its
way into or block the air vents in the
door frame.
To clean the interior:
Remove any soiling immediately.
If this is not done, it might become
impossible to remove and could
cause the surface to alter or
discolour.
^ Remove the turntable, and wash in
the dishwasher or by hand.
Clean the front with a clean sponge and
a solution of hot water and washing-up
liquid. After cleaning dry with a soft
cloth.
A clean, damp microfibre cloth without
cleaning agent can also be used.
All surfaces are susceptible to
scratching. Scratches on glass
surfaces could even cause a
breakage in certain circumstances.
Contact with unsuitable cleaning
agents can alter or discolour the
surfaces.
^ Always keep the roller ring
underneath it clean as well as the
oven floor to enable the turntable to
turn smoothly.
^ Clean the surfaces between the
turntable and the roller ring.
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Cleaning and care
To avoid damaging the surfaces of
your appliance, do not use:
– cleaning agents containing soda,
ammonia, acids or chlorides,
– cleaning agents containing
descaling agents,
– abrasive cleaning agents, e.g.
powder cleaners and cream
cleaners,
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
– stainless steel cleaning agents,
– dishwasher cleaner,
– oven sprays,
Accessories supplied
Boiling rod
The boiling rod can be washed in a
dishwasher.
Cover
Wash and dry the cover after each use.
The cover can be washed in a
dishwasher. However, discolouration
caused by natural dyes, e.g. from
carrots, tomatoes or ketchup, may
occur.
This discolouration is irreversible but
does not affect the stability of the cover.
– glass cleaning agents,
– hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, e.g. pot scourers,
– melamine eraser blocks,
– sharp metal scrapers.
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Problem solving guide
,Repairs to this appliance must
only be carried out by a Miele
authorised service technician in
strict accordance with current local
and national safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by
unqualified persons could be
dangerous. The manufacturer
cannot be held liable for
unauthorised work.
Some minor problems can be corrected
without contacting Miele.
What to do if . . .
. . . a programme will not start.
Check whether,
. . . a noise can be heard after a
cooking programme.
This is not a fault.
The cooling fan will continue to run for a
while after the oven has been switched
off to dispel any moisture from the oven
and prevent it settling on the control
panel or surrounding furniture.
It will switch off automatically.
. . . the display does not light up.
Check whether,
^ the time of day display has been
switched off (press and hold the m
button for a few seconds).
^ the time of day display has been
programmed to switch off at night.
^ the appliance door is closed
properly.
. . . the turntable does not turn
smoothly.
^ the system lock has been activated
(see "System lock").
^ Check whether the area underneath
the turntable is clean.
^ the word "door" has appeared in the
display. The door has remained
closed for 20 minutes or longer (see
"door" message").
^ Check whether the contact area
between the turntable and the locator
is clean.
^ the appliance is plugged into the
mains supply and switched on at the
socket.
^ the mains fuse has tripped. If it has,
there could be a fault with the
appliance, the household electricity
supply or another appliance
(disconnect the appliance from the
mains supply and contact a qualified
electrician or the Miele Service
Department, see "After sales
service").
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Remove any soiling.
. . . food is not adequately defrosted,
heated or cooked at the end of the
selected cooking duration.
^ Check whether the correct power
level was selected for the duration
set.
The lower the power level, the longer
the duration required.
^ Check whether the programme has
been interrupted and not restarted.
Problem solving guide
. . . the microwave function is
working but not the oven lighting.
^ You can operate the appliance as
normal, but the lamp has blown. To
change the lamp, contact the Miele
Service Department.
such as plated meals, it is therefore
sensible to select a lower power level
and lengthen the duration required.
. . . the microwave oven switches
itself off during a cooking, reheating
or defrosting programme.
. . . strange noises are heard when
the microwave oven is being used.
There may be insufficient air circulation.
Check whether,
^ the air inlet or outlet is blocked.
^ the food is covered with aluminium
foil.
If so, remove it.
^ sparks are being created by the use
of crockery with a metallic finish. See
notes on suitable types of containers.
Check whether,
Remove any objects if necessary. The
appliance switches off automatically in
cases of overheating. Cooking can be
continued after a cooling-down period.
If the microwave oven switches itself off
repeatedly, please contact the Miele
Service Department.
. . . the time of day in the display is
not accurate.
If there has been a power cut, the time
automatically switches back to 12:00.
The time of day needs to be re-set.
^ Set the correct time of day.
. . . food cools down too quickly.
In the microwave oven, food begins to
cook from the outside first, the inside of
the food relying on the slower
conduction of heat.
,If it is not possible to remedy a
fault by following the instructions
given above, on no account open
the appliance casing.
This microwave oven should only be
repaired by a Miele authorised and
trained service technician.
If food is cooked at a high power level,
it is possible that the heat may not have
reached the centre of the food, so it is
hot on the outside but cold in the
centre. During standing time heat is
transferred to the centre of the food.
This may leave the food warm in the
middle but cool on the outside. When
reheating food with different densities,
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After sales service
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, or if the
appliance is under guarantee, please
contact:
– your Miele Dealer
or
– Miele (see back cover for contact
details).
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded for
training purposes.
When contacting your Dealer or Miele,
please quote the model and serial
number of your appliance.
These are to be found on the data plate
inside the front of the appliance.
N.B. A call out charge will be applied
for service visits where the problem
could have been resolved as described
in these instructions.
Guarantee
For information on the appliance
guarantee specific to your country
please contact Miele. See back cover
for contact details.
In the UK, your appliance is guaranteed
for two years from the date of purchase.
However you must activate your cover
by calling 0845 365 6640 or registering
online at www.miele.co.uk.
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Electrical connection
,Before connecting the
appliance, ensure that it has not
been damaged in any way. Do not
use a damaged appliance.
Electrical connection U.K.
All electrical work should be carried out
by a suitably qualified and competent
person in strict accordance with current
national and local safety regulations
(BS 7671 in the UK).
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for
connection to an a.c. single phase 220240 V 50 Hz supply.
The voltage and frequency are given on
the data plate which is located inside
the door to the appliance. Please
ensure that these match the household
mains supply. The fuse rating is quoted
on the plug.
Connection should be made via a fused
connection unit or a fused plug and a
suitable switched socket, or via a
suitable isolator, which complies with
national and local safety regulations,
and the on/off switch should be easily
accessible after the appliance has
been installed. If it is installed via an
isolator switch, connection must be
carried out by an electrician.
When switched off there must be an allpole gap of 3 mm in the isolator switch
(including switch, fuses and relays acc.
to EN 60335).
For extra safety it is advisable to protect
the appliance with a residual current
device. Please contact a qualified
electrician for advice.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
Non-rewireable plugs BS 1363
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is
embossed in words on the base of the
plug, (as applicable to the design of
plug fitted).
Replacement fuses should be ASTA
approved to BS 1362 and have the
correct rating. Replacement fuses and
fuse covers can be purchased from
your local electrical supplier.
If the connection cable is damaged
it must be replaced by a Miele
authorised Service Technician only.
This appliance conforms with European
Standard EN 55011 as a Group 2,
Class B product. Group 2 appliances
use high frequency energy in the form
of electro-magnetic waves to create
heat in food. Class B is assigned to
appliances that are suitable for
domestic use.
If the switch is not accessible after
installation (depending on country) an
additional means of disconnection must
be provided for all poles.
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Electrical connection
This appliance must not be connected
to the inverter of an autonomous power
supply, e.g. a solar power system.
When switching the appliance on, a
surge in power could trigger the safety
cut-out mechanism. This could damage
the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy saving devices. These
reduce the energy supply to the
appliance which could then become
too warm. Using such devices could
alter the specification of the product.
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Installation
When installing the appliance
ensure that there is unhindered
ventilation at the front of the
appliance.
Do not block the ventilation gaps
with any objects.
Make sure that there is a gap of at
least 2.5 mm between the sides of
the appliance and adjoining
furniture doors and at least 4 mm
above the appliance.
The appliance can fit into a 350 mm
high niche in a wall unit, or a 360 mm
high niche in a tall unit.
For safety reasons do not build the
appliance into a wall unit that is
directly above a hob.
A minimum installation height of
850 mm must be maintained.
To transport the appliance, make
sure that you lift it by the appliance
housing and not by the frame. The
frame is not sturdy enough to bear
the weight of the appliance when it
is being carried.
Building-in dimensions
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Installation
Installation
The appliance must be built in
before it can be used. Otherwise it
poses an electric shock hazard.
Building-in kit
The following items are supplied in the
accessory pack for installing the
appliance:
There are three spacers in the
accessory pack: one for the right-hand
side (R) and two for the left-hand side
(L), depending on whether the housing
unit wall is 16 or 19 mm thick.
^ Attach the correct left-hand spacer
applicable to the thickness of the
housing unit wall to one of the hooks
supplied.
^ Attach the other hook to the righthand spacer.
^ Before securing the hooks, make
sure that the screws are fitted where
the housing unit wall is at least
16 mm thick.
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Installation
1. Niche height 350 mm
^ Draw a line on both sides of the
housing unit 337 mm above the floor
of the housing unit.
^ Position the lower edge of the spacer
on this line and align the stopper at
the front of the spacer with the front
of the housing unit side wall.
^ Slide the appliance into the housing
unit, and pull the cable with the plug
through the back of the unit.
^ To secure the spacers and hooks,
place a screw in one of the front two
holes and another in the middle of
the long hole at the back.
The long hole allows for adjustment if
necessary, and the two additional
holes are in case additional screws
are required.
^ Secure the appliance at the front by
lifting it over the hooks and lowering it
into position.
^ Check that the appliance is secure
by pushing lightly on the upper edge
of the front frame.
^ Check that it is correctly aligned.
^ Connect the appliance to the
electricity supply.
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Installation
2. Niche height 360 mm
^ Remove all the accessories including
the turntable and the roller ring from
the microwave oven cavity.
^ Place the microwave on is right-hand
side so that the front frame
overhangs the front of the table or the
work surface.
^ Unscrew the three feet under the
microwave oven and replace them
with the three longer feet using the
same screws.
^ Screw the spacer disk from the
accessory pack into the hole on the
underside of the appliance where the
cable is attached using the short
screw supplied.
^ Draw a line on both sides of the
housing unit 347 mm above the floor
of the housing unit.
^ Now proceed as described in
"1. Niche height 350 mm".
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