CTM 2023/CTM 4023
Description of Appliance
The following terms are used throughout the instruction manual
Variable width toasting slots
CTM 2023 (2 slice model)
Control lever/high rise
Slide out crumb tray
Defrost light
Variable browning control dial
Defrost button
Stop/cancel button
Reheat light
Reheat button
CTM 4023 (4 slice model)
Variable width toasting slots
Variable width toasting slots
Defrost light
Control lever/high rise
Defrost button
Control lever/high rise
2 Slide out
crumb trays
Variable browning control dial
Reheat button
Reheat light
Stop/cancel button
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Variable browning control dial
Thank you for choosing this De’Longhi Toaster. To get the best
results from your new toaster it is advisable to read these
instructions carefully before using the appliance.This is the
only way to ensure optimum results and maximum safety.
Using for the first time
• Carefully unpack the toaster and remove all of the packaging
• Place the toaster on a flat working surface away from water
taps and sinks.
• Before using for the first time, to eliminate the new smell, operate the toaster without bread inside for at least 5 minutes.
Ensure there is plenty of ventilation in the room.
• Check that the mains supply corresponds to the voltage on the
the appliance rating plate. Connect the appliance to a correctly
earthed power socket (minimum rating 10A) only.
The manufacturer declines all liability for any accidents due to
the incorrect earthing of the appliance.
• Please read safety warnings and electrical requirements before
using this appliance.
Using the Toaster
• Ensure control lever is raised
• Plug into a suitable mains supply socket.
• Insert up to two slices of bread into toasting slots or up to four
slices if using 4-slice model
• Turn the variable browning control dial to required setting
(1=lightest, 6= darkest)
• Press down control lever until it locks
• Once the chosen level of browning has been reached, the toast
will automatically rise ready for removal from the slots
• If the first slices are not browned sufficiently, select a higher setting next time
Using the Defrost Button
• To toast frozen bread, place in the toasting slots
• Press down control lever until it locks
• Press the “Defrost Button”.The “Defrost Light” will remain on
while the defrost function is in use, and toasting time will be
automatically extended
Using the Reheat Button
• Press down control lever until it locks.
• Press the reheat button.The reheat light will remain on whilst
the reheat function is in use.
• Please note that this is a fixed reheat time which cannot be
adjusted by the browning control.
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Using the Stop/Cancel Button
• Should you want to interrupt the toasting process, simply press
the stop/cancel button at any time.
Do not force control lever to eject toast etc. Always use the
stop/cancel button.
Using the Reheat Button
Press down control lever and press the reheat button.The reheat
light will remain on whilst the reheat function is in use. Please note
that this is a fixed reheat time which cannot be adjusted by the
browning control.
Crumb tray
The crumb tray should be emptied regularly as a build-up of
crumbs could be a potential fire hazard. After toasting, allow the
toaster to cool down thoroughly, then slide out the crumb tray
and empty. Please note the 4-slice model has a slide out crumb
tray on each side.
Hints and Tips for better toasting
• If your toaster is not plugged in and switched on, the control
lever will not lock in the down position.
• For best results use bread slices of even thickness, size and
Select a lower setting if:
a) using stale bread (toasts more quickly than fresh bread)
b) using thin bread (toasts more quickly than thick bread)
• To remove smaller items such as muffins, crumpets and bagels
the control lever can be lifted approximately 20mm above the
starting position.
• To achieve even browning, we suggest a minimum of 30 seconds
between each toasting to allow the control to automatically reset.
• Never use the toaster without bread inserted.
• Do not use very thin ar broken slices of bread
• Do not insert other foods that may drip during the cooking
process. As well as making the cleaning procedure more difficult it may be a potential fire hazard. It is also very important to
clean the crumb tray before each use.
• Do not insert (by force) foods that are too by for the slots.
• Do not insert forks ar other utensils into the toaster in order
to remove bread, as it may damage the resistence coils of the
appliance. Remove the plug from the socket and turn the appliance over, gently shaking it to remove the lodged items.
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Cleaning and Maintenance
• Before cleaning, switch off at the mains remove plug and allow
to cool
• To clean the inside, turn toaster upside down over the sink and
gently shake
• Empty the crumb tray regularly - see "Crumb tray" section
• Use a soft dampened cloth to wipe the outside of the toaster
and dry with a soft, dry cloth
• DO NOT use metal polish or harsh scouring agents
• DO NOT immerse your toaster in water
• DO NOT use any sharp or pointed articles for cleaning the
inside as this will damage the heating element
• NEVER put metal objects or your fingers into the toasting slots.
Safety Warnings
• The appliance is exclusively for the use for which it has been
manufactured. Any other use is to be considered inappropriate
and therefore dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held
responsible for eventual damage caused by inappropriate,
improper or irresponsible use and/or for repairs made to the
product by unauthorised personnel.
• After removing the appliance from the packaging, make sure
that the product is complete and in perfect condition.
• The plastic bag in which the appliance was packaged should be
kept out of reach of children as it poses a suffocation hazard.
• In order to remove the dust that may have accumulated on
the appliance, simply dust it off with a soft cloth.
• Before inserting the plug into the electrical socket, make certain:
• The voltage of the socket corresponds to the value indicated
on the information label, attached to the appliance.
• The electrical socket is adequately earthed, the manufacturer
declines any responsibility for the lack of observation of this
• In the case of incompatibility between the socket and the plug
of the appliance, have it replaced by a qualified technician. The
use of adapters, multiple socket units and/or extension cables is
not recommended. Whenever it may be necessary to use such
equipment, it is advisable to use only simple or multiple
adapters or extension cables which comply with the current
safety standards, and make sure not to exceed the voltage limit
of the adapter or extension cable.
• When the appliance is plugged into the electrical socket and
whilst switched on never place hands into the bread toasting
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• Never allow the appliance to be used by children or used without adult supervision.
• Do not touch the appliance with wet or damp hands.
• The metal sides of the toaster and the areas surrounding the
bread slots become very hot during use: operating the toaster
should be carried out touching only the plastic dials and handles.
• Bread is a foodstuff which may catch fire. Do not use this appliance under or next to curtains or other combustible material.
• Do not cover the appliance while it is in use.
• Do not use the appliance with bare or wet feet.
• Unplug the appliance from the electrical socket when it is not in
• Do not unplug the appliance from the outlet by pulling on the
• Do not leave the appliance exposed to the elements, (rain,
direct sunlight, frost, etc.).
• Before doing any cleaning unplug the appliance from the electrical socket. Do not immerse the appliance, the plug, or the electrical cable in water.
• In case of breakage or improper cable functioning of the appliance, turn off the appliance without tampering with it. For necessary repairs or replacement of the electrical cable, consult the
technical service centre authorised by the manufacturer.
As with any electrical appliance, whilst the instructions aim to
cover as many eventualities as possible, caution and common
sense should be applied when opearting your appliance, particularly in the vicinity of young children.
This appliance conforms to the Directive 89/336/CEE relative to
electromagnetic compatibility.
The materials and the objects destined for contact with food products are in compliance with the regulations of the EEC directive
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Electrical Requirements
Before using this appliance ensure that the voltage indicat- this appliance must be earthed
ed on the product corresponds with the main voltage in
Green and Yellow to
your home, if you are in any doubt about your supply contact your local electricity company.
The flexible mains lead is supplied connected to a B.S. 1363 fused plug
having a fuse of 13 amp capacity.Should this plug not fit the socket outlets in your home, it should be cut off and replaced with a suitable
plug, following the procedure outlined below.
Note: Such a plug cannot be used for any other appliance and should
therefore be properly disposed of, (having removed the fuse) and not
left where children might find it and plug it into a supply socket - with
the obvious consequent danger.
N.B. We recommend the use of good quality plugs and wall sockets
that can be switched off when the machine is not in use.
Important: the wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance are
coloured in accordance with the following code:
13 amp
Blue to
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in
your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured green and yellow must be connected to
the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter E or by the
earth symbol
or coloured green or green and yellow.
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.
When wiring the plug, ensure that all strands of wire are securely
retained in each terminal. Do not forget to tighten the mains lead
clamp on the plug. If your electricity supply point has only two pin
socket outlets, or if you are in doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
Should the mains lead ever require replacement, it is essential that this
operation be carried out by a qualified electrician and should only be
replaced with a flexible cord of the same size.
If the plug is a moulded-on type the fuse cover must be refitted. If the
fuse cover is lost, the plug must not be used until a replacement cover
is obtained.The colour of the correct replacement fuse cover is that of
the coloured insert in the base of the fuse recess or elsewhere on the
plug. Always state this colour when ordering a replacement fuse cover.
Only 13amp replacement fuses which are asta approved to B.S. 1362
should be fitted.
This appliance conforms to the Norms EN 55014 regarding the suppression of radio interference.
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Brown to
Cord Clamp
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