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 and used for the first time.
en-GB
M.-Nr. 10 229 460
Contents
Guide to the appliance .......................................................................................... 4
Oven interior and accessories................................................................................. 4
Control panel ........................................................................................................... 5
Accessories supplied .............................................................................................. 6
Caring for the environment .................................................................................. 7
Warning and Safety instructions.......................................................................... 8
Description of function ....................................................................................... 19
How the microwave oven works ........................................................................... 19
Modes of operation ............................................................................................. 20
What can a microwave oven do? .......................................................................... 20
Microwave oven functions .................................................................................... 20
Microwave Solo................................................................................................ 20
Automatic programmes.................................................................................... 20
Suitable containers for microwave ovens......................................................... 21
Material and shape................................................................................................ 21
Testing containers ................................................................................................. 23
The cover............................................................................................................... 24
Before using for the first time ............................................................................ 25
Time of day display ............................................................................................. 26
Set the time ........................................................................................................... 26
Altering the time of day ......................................................................................... 26
Hidden clock display ............................................................................................. 26
Operation.............................................................................................................. 27
Opening the door .................................................................................................. 27
Placing the dish in the oven .................................................................................. 27
Turntable........................................................................................................... 27
Closing the door.................................................................................................... 27
Starting a programme ........................................................................................... 27
"door" message ............................................................................................... 28
Interrupting or re-starting a programme................................................................ 29
Altering settings..................................................................................................... 29
Cancelling a programme ....................................................................................... 29
At the end of a programme .................................................................................. 29
Automatic keeping-warm function ........................................................................ 30
Quick start (programmable)................................................................................... 30
System lock........................................................................................................... 30
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Contents
Using the minute minder ....................................................................................... 32
Altering a minute minder entry ......................................................................... 32
Minute minder + cooking function ................................................................... 32
Operation - Automatic programmes.................................................................. 33
Automatic defrosting  ......................................................................................... 33
Automatic cooking ................................................................................................ 33
Popcorn  .......................................................................................................... 35
Recipes for Automatic programmes  ........................................................... 36
Saving your favourite programme (Memory) .................................................... 39
Changing settings ............................................................................................... 41
Reheating ............................................................................................................. 44
Cooking ................................................................................................................ 46
Defrosting............................................................................................................. 47
Examples of use: ................................................................................................. 48
Note for test institutes ........................................................................................ 49
Cleaning and care ............................................................................................... 50
Problem solving guide ........................................................................................ 53
After sales service............................................................................................... 56
Contact in case of malfunction ............................................................................. 56
Warranty ................................................................................................................ 56
Electrical connection .......................................................................................... 57
Installation............................................................................................................ 58
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Guide to the appliance
Oven interior and accessories
a Fascia panel
c Appliance door
b Turntable
d Cover
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Guide to the appliance
Control panel
f On/Off sensor
g Automatic Popcorn programme 
h Function selector for microwave power and automatic programmes (can be
turned clockwise and anti-clockwise and can be retracted in the • position by
pushing in)
i Electronic timer and clock display
j Memory (to save a 1-3 stage programme sequence) M
k Appliance settings 
l Clock display 
m Rotary selector, e.g. to enter time and weight (can be turned clockwise and
anti-clockwise and can be retracted by pushing in)
n Minute minder 
o Stop button 
p Start / Add a minute / Quick start (programmable) 
q Back  for cancelling last entry
r OK button
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Guide to the appliance
Accessories supplied
Cover
The cover supplied must only be used
with Microwave Solo mode. It prevents
the food from drying out and the oven
from becoming dirty, and it accelerates
the heating process.
Tip: These products and others can be
ordered through the Miele Webshop.
They can also be ordered from Miele
(see end of this booklet 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 specific materials,
compounds and components, which
were essential for their correct function
and safety. These could be hazardous
to human health and to the environment
if disposed of with your domestic waste
or if handled incorrectly. Please do not,
therefore, dispose of your old appliance
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 for electrical and electronic
appliances, or contact your dealer or
Miele for advice. You are also
responsible (by law, depending on
country) for deleting any personal data
that may be stored on the appliance
being disposed of. Please ensure that
your old appliance poses no risk to
children while being stored prior to
disposal.
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Warning and Safety instructions
This appliance complies with current safety requirements.
Inappropriate use can, however, lead to personal injury and
damage to property.
Read the Operating instructions carefully before using the
appliance. They contain important information on the safety,
installation, use and maintenance of the appliance. This prevents
both personal injury and damage to the appliance. Miele cannot be
held liable for damage caused by non-compliance with these
instructions.
Keep these instructions in a safe place and pass them on to any
future owner.
Correct application
 This microwave oven is intended for use in the home and in
similar environments, for example
– in shops, offices and similar work settings
– by the guests in hotels,
– motels, bed & breakfasts and other typical home settings.
This appliance is not intended for outdoor use.
 Do not use the appliance at altitudes of above 2000 m.
 The microwave oven is intended for domestic use only to cook,
defrost and to reheat food. Any other use is not permitted.
 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. Never use the microwave oven to store or dry items which
could ignite easily.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 This microwave oven 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. They may only use it
unsupervised if they have been shown how to use it in a safe way.
They must be able to recognise and understand the consequences
of incorrect operation.
 This microwave oven is supplied with a special lamp to cope with
particular conditions (e.g. temperature, moisture, chemical
resistance, abrasion resistance and vibration). This special lamp
must only be used for the purpose for which it is intended. It is not
suitable for room lighting. Replacement lamps may only be fitted by
a Miele authorised person or by Miele Service.
Safety with children
 Children under eight years of age must be kept away from the
appliance unless they are constantly supervised.
 Children aged eight and older may only use the microwave oven
without supervision if they have been shown how to use it in a safe
manner. Children must be able to recognise and understand the
potential risks of improper use.
 Children must not be allowed to clean or maintain the appliance
unsupervised.
 Children should be supervised in the vicinity of the microwave
oven. Never allow children to play with the appliance.
 Danger of suffocation! Whilst playing, children could become
entangled in packaging (such as plastic wrapping) or pull it over their
head and suffocate. Keep packaging material away from children.
 Danger of injury! The oven door can support a maximum weight of
8 kg. Children could injure themselves on an open door. Do not let
children sit on the door, lean against it or swing on it. They could
injure themselves.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Technical safety
 A damaged appliance could be dangerous. Check the appliance
for visible signs of damage. Do not use the appliance if it is
damaged.
 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 appliance door is warped.
– the door hinges are loose.
– holes or cracks are visible in the casing, the door or the oven
interior walls.
 Any contact with live connections or tampering with the electrical
or mechanical components of the microwave oven will endanger
your safety and may lead to appliance malfunctions. Do not open the
appliance housing under any circumstances.
 Before connecting the appliance to the mains supply, ensure that
the connection data on the data plate (voltage and frequency) match
the mains electricity supply. This data must correspond in order to
avoid the risk of damage to the appliance. Compare this before
connecting the appliance to the mains. Consult a qualified electrician
if in any doubt.
 Multi-socket adapters and extension leads do not guarantee the
required safety of the appliance (fire hazard). Do not use them to
connect the appliance to the mains.
 The electrical safety of this microwave oven can only be
guaranteed when continuity is complete between it and an effective
earthing system. It is essential that this standard safety requirement
is met to avoid the risk of damage or electric shock. 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.
 Unauthorised or incorrect repairs and other work by unqualified
persons could be dangerous. Repairs should only be carried out by
a Miele authorised technician.
 While the microwave oven is under guarantee, repairs should only
be undertaken by a Miele authorised service technician. Otherwise
the warranty is invalidated.
 The microwave oven must be disconnected from the mains power
supply during repairs or cleaning and maintenance. It is only
completely isolated from the electricity supply when:
– the plug has been disconnected from the back of the appliance or
the appliance has been switched off at the wall socket and the plug
withdrawn.
Pull by the plug and not by the mains connection cable to
disconnect your appliance from the mains electricity supply.
– the mains circuit breaker is switched off.
– the mains screw-out fuse is removed (in countries where this is
applicable).
 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.
 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 closed furniture door. This can result in damage to the
appliance and furniture unit. Leave the furniture front/door open until
the appliance has cooled down completely.
 The appliance must not be used in a non-stationary location (e.g.
on a ship).
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Warning and Safety instructions
 Reliable and safe operation of this microwave oven can only be
assured if it has been connected to the mains electricity supply.
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Warning and Safety instructions
Correct use
 Always ensure that food is sufficiently cooked or reheated.
The time required for this depends a number of factors, such as the
nature of the food, its initial temperature and the amount to be
cooked and recipe variations.
Some foods may contain micro-organisms which are only destroyed
by thorough cooking at temperatures over 70 °C for a minimum of
10 minutes. Therefore when cooking or reheating foods, e.g. poultry,
it is particularly important that food is fully cooked through. If in any
doubt that a sufficiently high temperature has been reached,
continue reheating for a little longer.
 It is important that the temperature in the food being cooked is
evenly distributed and sufficiently high.
This can be achieved by stirring or turning the food, and observing a
sufficiently long standing time (see charts), which should be added
to the time needed for reheating, defrosting or cooking. During the
standing time the temperature is distributed evenly in the food.
 Always remember that times for cooking, reheating and defrosting
in a microwave oven are usually considerably shorter than with
traditional methods of cooking food.
Excessively long cooking times can lead to food drying out and
burning, or could even cause it to catch fire. Fire hazard. There is
also a danger of fire if breadcrumbs, flowers, herbs, etc., are dried in
the microwave oven. Do not dry these items in the microwave oven.
 Cushions or pads filled with cherry kernels, wheat grain, lavender
or gel, such as those used in aromatherapy can ignite when heated
even after they have been removed from the microwave oven. Do not
heat these up in the microwave oven. Fire hazard.
 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 preheat crockery or to dry herbs or similar items.
 Always ensure that food or a suitable microwave browning dish
has been placed in the microwave oven and that the turntable is in
position before switching on.
 Pressure can build up when reheating in sealed containers,
causing the container to explode. Never cook or reheat food or
liquids in sealed containers, jars or bottles.
With baby bottles, the screw top and teat must be taken off.
 Be careful when removing dishes from the appliance. 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.
The dish is only warmed by the heat of the food. Before serving,
always check the temperature of the actual food itself after taking it
out of the microwave. 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. 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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Warning and Safety instructions
 When heating liquids, milk, sauces etc, using microwave power,
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, which can
lead to the liquid boiling over suddenly and explosively. Danger of
burning.
The formation of bubbles can be so strong that the pressure forces
the oven door open. Danger of injury and damage to the appliance.
Stir liquids well before heating. After heating, wait at least
20 seconds before removing the container from the oven. In
addition, during heating a glass rod or similar item, if available, can
be placed in the container.
 To avoid fuelling any flames, do not open the oven door if smoke
occurs inside the appliance.
Interrupt the process by switching the appliance off and disconnect
it from the mains electricity supply.
Do not open the door until the smoke has dispersed.
 Oils and fats can ignite if allowed to overheat. Never leave the
microwave oven unattended when cooking with oil or fats. Do not
use the appliance for deep-fat frying. Never attempt to put out oil or
fat fires with water. Switch the oven off and extinguish the flames by
leaving the door closed.
 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. The vapour can
catch fire on hot surfaces. Never heat undiluted alcohol in the
microwave, as this can easily ignite. Fire hazard.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 Heating up food in closed containers e.g. tins or sealed jars
results in an increase in pressure will can cause them to explode. Do
not use the microwave oven for bottling food or for heating up food
in tins.
 Food which is stored in the oven or left in it to be kept warm can
dry out and the moisture released can lead to corrosion damage in
the microwave oven. This can also cause damage to the control
panel, worktop and surrounding kitchen furniture. Always cover food
that is left in the oven to keep warm.
 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 to stainless steel surfaces inside the cabinet.
 The oven interior can get hot during use. Danger of burning! Clean
the oven interior and accessories as soon as it has cooled down.
Waiting too long can make cleaning unnecessarily difficult and in
some cases impossible. Stubborn soiling could damage the
microwave oven in certain circumstances and could even be
dangerous. Fire hazard.
Please refer to the relevant instructions in "Cleaning and care".
 Fire hazard. Plastic containers which are not suitable for use in
microwave ovens can be badly damaged and cause damage to the
appliance if used. 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 use).
Using these items could result in damage to the container or present
a fire risk.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 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 heating or cooking food in
disposable containers made of plastic, paper or other inflammable
materials.
 Heat-retaining packaging consists of, among other things, a thin
layer of aluminium foil. Microwaves are reflected by metal. This
reflected energy can, in turn, cause the outer paper covering to
become so hot that it ignites.
Do not use heat-retaining packaging, such as bags for grilled
chicken for warming food in the microwave oven.
 If you cook eggs without their shells using microwave power, the
yolks could explode due to the resulting pressure. Prick the yolk
several times before cooking to avoid this.
 Eggs heated in their shells using microwave power can burst,
even after they have been taken out of the oven. Eggs can only be
cooked in their shells in a specially designed egg-boiling device.
Do not reheat hard-boiled eggs in the microwave oven.
 Food with a thick skin or peel, such as tomatoes, sausage,
potatoes and aubergines can burst when heated. Pierce or score the
skin of these types of food several times to allow steam to escape.
 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.
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Warning and Safety instructions
 Do not use a thermometer containing mercury or liquid as these
are not suitable for use with very high temperatures and break very
easily.
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.
 The steam from a steam cleaning appliance could reach live
electrical components and cause a short circuit. Do not use a steam
cleaner to clean the appliance.
The following applies for stainless steel surfaces:
 Adhesives will damage the stainless steel surface and cause it to
lose its dirt-repellent protective coating. 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
scratches.
Accessories
 Only use original Miele accessories. If other parts are used,
warranty, performance and product liability claims will be invalidated.
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Description of function
How the microwave oven
works
As heat is produced directly in the food,
this has the following advantages:
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 are reflected off the metal
appliance walls. This enables the
microwaves to reach the food from all
sides and heat it up. Microwave
distribution is improved with the
turntable engaged.
– Food can generally be cooked without
adding liquid or cooking oil, or with just
a little water or oil.
In order for microwaves to reach the
food, they must be able to penetrate the
cooking container being used.
Microwaves can pass through
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 microwaves and this could
cause sparking. The microwaves
cannot be absorbed.
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.
– Cooking, reheating and defrosting in a
microwave oven is quicker than using
conventional methods.
– Nutrients, such as vitamins and
minerals, are generally retained.
– The colour, texture and taste of food
are not impaired.
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. It first starts developing around
the outside of the food and then slowly
penetrates towards the centre. The
moisture content of food will affect the
speed at which it is cooked.
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Modes of operation
What can a microwave oven
do?
Microwave oven functions
In the microwave oven, food is cooked,
reheated or defrosted quickly.
Suitable for defrosting, reheating and
cooking.
You can use the microwave oven in the
following ways:
Automatic programmes
– 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 Solo
You can choose from the following
automatic programmes:
– nine defrosting programmes
(: Ad 1 to Ad 9),
– three cooking programmes for frozen
food
(: Ac 1 to Ac 3),
– and four cooking programmes for
fresh food
(: Ac 4 to Ac 7).
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").
In addition to these, there is also the
automatic Popcorn programme .
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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
Microwaves
Material and shape
The material and shape of containers
used affect cooking results and times.
Heat distribution is more even in round
and oval shaped shallow containers.
Food heats up more evenly in these
containers than in square containers.
 Containers and lids with hollow
– are reflected by metal,
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. 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.
Please observe the information on
suitable containers!
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.
Do not use containers where the foil
lid has not been completely removed
as small pieces of foil can cause
sparking.
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. However, food is only heated
from the top. Transferring the food from
the aluminium foil container to a dish
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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
suitable for use in a microwave oven
will result in more even heat
distribution.
Please note that sparks and arcing
can occur when using aluminium foil
dishes in the microwave. If this
occurs transfer the food to a
microwave safe container.
Porcelain
Porcelain is a suitable material.
However do not use porcelain with
gold or silver edging or items with
hollow knobs or handles, as
insufficient ventilation may cause
pressure.
– Pieces of aluminium foil
Earthenware
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.
Decorated earthenware is only suitable
if the decoration is beneath an all-over
glaze.
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.
Glazes and colours
Some dishes have glazes and
colours containing metallic
substances.
These dishes are unsuitable for
microwave functions.
Glass
Heat-resistant glass or ceramic dishes
are ideal for use with microwave power.
Crystal glass is unsuitable as it
contains lead which could cause the
glass to crack in the microwave.
It is therefore not suitable.
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Earthenware can get very hot and
may crack.
Danger of burning.
Wear protective gloves when
removing dishes from the oven.
Wood
Moisture contained in the wood
evaporates during the cooking
programme.
This causes the wood to dry and
crack.
Wooden dishes are therefore not
suitable.
Plastic
 Plastics must be heat-resistant
to a minimum of 110 °C.
Otherwise the plastic may melt and
fuse with the food.
Use only plastic utensils suitable for
use with Microwave Solo.
Special plastic utensils designed for use
in microwave ovens are available from
retail outlets.
Suitable containers for microwave ovens
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. The holes
allow the steam to escape. This
prevents a build-up of pressure from
forming and the bag from bursting.
There are also special bags available for
steam cooking which do not need to be
pierced. Please follow instructions given
on the packet.
 Fire hazard.
Do not use metal clips, plastic clips
containing metal parts, or paper ties
containing wire.
Disposable containers
Only those plastic disposable
containers which are specified by the
manufacturer as suitable for use in a
microwave oven may be used.
Testing containers
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.
 Close the door.
 Turn the power selector to 900 W.
 Enter a duration of 30 seconds with
the time selector.
 Touch Start.
If a crackling noise is heard
accompanied by sparks during the
test, switch the appliance off
immediately (touch On/Off button)
Any crockery which causes this
reaction is unsuitable for use with
microwave power. If any doubt exists
about the suitability of containers,
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.
 Do not leave the oven
unattended when heating or cooking
food in disposable containers made
of plastic, paper or other
inflammable materials.
To protect the environment the use of
disposable containers should be
avoided.
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Suitable containers for microwave ovens
The cover
 If the cover is used with a
– prevents too much steam escaping,
especially when cooking foods which
need longer to cook, such as
potatoes.
container which only has a narrow
diameter, the cover could form a seal
around the container and 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.
Make sure that the cover does not
form a seal.
– speeds up the cooking process.
– prevents food from drying out.
– helps keep the oven interior clean.
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.
 Pressure can build up when
 When using Microwave Solo, always
cover food with the cover supplied.
You can use a cling film recommended
for use in a microwave oven (pierce as
instructed by the manufacturer) instead
of the cover if wished. Heat can cause
normal clingfilm to distort and fuse with
the food.
 The cover can withstand
temperatures of up to 110 °C.
At higher temperatures the plastic
can distort and fuse with the food.
Therefore it must only be used in
microwave ovens and only in
Microwave Solo mode.
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reheating in sealed containers,
causing the container to explode.
Sealed glass containers, such as jars
of baby food or liquids, must be
opened before they are placed in the
oven. Do not attempt to heat them
up unopened. With baby bottles, the
screw top and teat must be taken
off.
Before using for the first time
After installation, let the appliance
stand for approx. 2 hours at room
temperature before using it.
This is to allow time for the temperature
to equalise between the temperature in
the room and the appliance. This is
important for the correct electronic
functioning of the appliance.
 Danger of suffocation!
Whilst playing, children could
become entangled in packaging
(such as plastic wrapping) or pull it
over their head and suffocate.
Keep packaging material away from
children.
 Do not use the appliance if
– the appliance door is warped.
– the door hinges are loose.
– holes or cracks are visible in the
casing, the door or the oven interior
walls.
Operating a damaged appliance can
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.
 Remove all the packaging materials
from the appliance.
 Stick the enclosed short instructions
to the frame behind the door as
illustrated, making sure they do not
block any of the vents.
Do not remove the cover to the
microwave outlet inside the oven.
 Check the appliance for any damage.
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Time of day display
 The appliance must be built in
Altering the time of day
before it can be used.
 Press and release the function and
rotary selectors if they are retracted.
Set the time
 Connect the appliance to the mains
electrical supply.
12:00 lights up in the display, and the
 symbol flashes until the current time
of day is set.
 Touch .
The  symbol will flash in the display
for a few seconds.
 While the  symbol is flashing, alter
the time with the time selector.
 Touch the "OK" or  sensor to
confirm your selection, otherwise the
clock will revert to the original time.
Hidden clock display
 Turn the time selector to set the time.
 Touch the "OK" or  sensor to
confirm your selection.
The set time is now adopted.
You can switch between the 24-hour
and 12-hour format (see "Changing
settings").
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If the appliance is not used for 10 min,
the time display is switched off but the
clock continues to operate in the
background. The display appears dark.
The appliance is switched off and must
be switched on using the ON/OFF
button  before it can be used again.
You can deactivate this appliance
setting if you would like to see the clock
display at all times (see "Changing
settings").
Operation
Opening the door
Starting a programme
If the microwave oven is being used,
opening the door will interrupt the
cooking programme.
Use the appropriate selector to choose
the microwave power level and the
cooking duration.
 Danger of injury! The door can
support a maximum weight of 8 kg.
Children could injure themselves on
an open door.
Do not let children sit on the door,
lean against it or swing on it. They
could injure themselves.
Placing the dish in the oven
Ideally the dish should be placed in the
middle of the oven.
 Use the power selector to select a
microwave power level.
Turntable
 and the microwave power level will
light up in the display. 00:00 will flash
for entering the minutes.
The turntable helps the food to cook,
reheat or defrost evenly.
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.
There is a choice of 7 power levels.
The higher the power level, the more
microwaves reach the food.
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.
This ensures the heat is distributed
evenly. Heat for long enough to cook
the food properly.
Turn or stir food during cooking, or turn
the dish so that it heats up evenly.
Closing the door
Close the door and touch "Start" again
to resume an interrupted cooking
programme.
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Operation
 Set the required duration using the
time selector.
A programme can only be started if the
door is closed.
The duration selected is visible in the
display.
"door" message
A duration of between 10 seconds and
90 minutes can be set. Exception: If the
maximum microwave power level has
been selected, a maximum cooking
duration of only 15 minutes can be set.
If you then continue to select full power,
the power level may reduce to 600 W,
and this is shown in the display
(protection against overheating).
The duration required depends on:
– the initial temperature of the food.
Food taken straight from the
refrigerator takes longer to cook than
food which has been kept at room
temperature.
– the type and texture of the food.
Fresh vegetables contain more water
and cook more quickly than stored
vegetables.
– 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.
– 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.
– the shape and material of the
container.
 Touch "Start" to start the programme.
The interior lighting comes on.
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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 Start button is pressed without
the door having first been opened, the
word door appears in the display. 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 process until you do this.
Operation
Interrupting or re-starting a
programme
At any time you can . . .
. . interrupt a programme:
 the cooking duration can be
increased by touching "Start" during
operation. Each time "Start" is
touched, the cooking duration is
increased by another minute.
(Exception: the cooking duration is
increased in increments of
30 seconds when the maximum
microwave power level is being
used).
Cancelling a programme
 Touch , or open the appliance door.
The duration stops counting down.
 Touch , or open the appliance door.
The duration stops counting down.
. . continue a programme:
 Touch .
 Close the door and touch "Start".
At the end of a programme
The programme will continue.
An audible tone will sound when the
cooking programme is complete. The
interior lighting goes off.
Altering settings
If you discover after starting a
programme that . . . . .
 select a new level.
The audible tone is repeated several
times. The audible tone will sound
briefly as a reminder at regular intervals
after the end of the programme. You
can deactivate this function (see
"Changing settings").
. . . . . the duration set is too short or
too long, you can
 If you want to stop the audible tone,
touch .
. . . . . the microwave power level is
too high or too low, you can
 interrupt the programme (touch ),
use the time selector to set a new
duration and continue the programme
by touching "Start",
or alternatively:
 use the time selector to change the
duration and continue the programme
by touching "Start",
or alternatively:
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Operation
Automatic keeping-warm
function
Programming durations
The keeping warm function will switch
on automatically after the end of a
cooking programme which has used at
least 450 W, providing the door remains
closed and no buttons are pressed.
After approx. 2 minutes the keeping
warm function will switch on at 80 W for
a maximum period of 15 minutes.
 Use the Start /  button to select the
duration you want to re-programme
(press once, twice or three times) and
hold the Start / button pressed in.
, 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 separately.
You can deactivate this function (see
"Changing settings").
Set durations can be altered.
 Alter the duration with the time
selector (to max 15 minutes).
The altered programme runs when you
take your finger off the Start / button.
An interruption to the power supply
will cancel any altered programmed
durations, and they will need to be
entered again.
System lock
The system lock prevents the appliance
being used by children, for example.
Activating the system lock
Quick start (programmable)
Pressing the Start/ button is
sufficient to set the appliance operating
on maximum power.
Three set times are stored in the
memory:
 30 s: press Start / 1 x
 1 min: press Start / 2 x
 2 min: press Start / 3 x
Pressing Start / four times in
succession will bring back the first
stored duration and so on.
The cooking duration can be increased
by pressing "Start" during operation;
each time "Start" is pressed, the
cooking duration is increased by
another 30 seconds.
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 Touch .
 and  appear in the display and the
 symbol flashes.
Operation
 Turn the rotary selector anticlockwise until   appears in the
display.
  and  appear in the display and
the  symbol flashes.
 Confirm with OK.
  will light up in the display, and 
will flash.
 Turn the rotary selector anticlockwise until   appears in the
display.
  will light up in the display, and  will
flash.
 Confirm with OK.
 and   appear in the display and the
 symbol flashes.
After a few seconds the display
changes to the time of day and the
 symbol.
Almost all functions are now locked.
Only the minute minder can be used
when the system lock is activated (see
"Minute minder").
After an interruption to the mains
power supply, the system lock will
need to re-activated.
Cancelling the system lock
 To cancel the system lock, touch OK
for a few seconds until an audible
tone sounds.
The  symbol will go out.
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Operation
Using the minute minder
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.
 Alter the minute minder time with the
time selector.
 Touch Start / to continue.
Minute minder + cooking function
The minute minder can be used at the
same time as a cooking function, and
counts down in the background.
 Touch  during the cooking
programme.
 Touch .
00:00 flashes and the  symbol lights
up in the display.
00:00 flashes and the  symbol lights
up in the display.
 Use the time selector to set the
minute minder time you require.
 Use the time selector to set the
minute minder time you require.
 Wait a few seconds and the minute
minder set will begin to count down.
 Touch "Start" to start the minute
minder.
A few seconds later, the display will
change again to show the cooking
duration counting down. The minute
minder time counting down in the
background is represented by the
illuminated  symbol.
The minute minder time will start itself
after a few seconds if the Start button is
not pressed.
 At the end of the minute minder time,
an audible tone sounds, 0:00 appears
and the  symbol flashes.
 Touch the  sensor once. The
 symbol will go out and the time of
day will appear again.
Otherwise, the audible signal is
repeated several times more, until the
time counts upwards in seconds to
show that the minute minder time set
has already expired.
Altering a minute minder entry
 Touch .
The current minute minder time is
stopped.
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Do not touch "Start" in this instance to
start the minute minder, as touching
"Start" would also increase the cooking
duration by a minute.
To find out the minute minder time
remaining
 Touch .
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 appliance
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 defrosting 
There are nine programmes for
defrosting different types of food. The
standing time for programme Ad 5 is up
to 30 minutes, depending on weight,
and approx. 10 minutes for the
remaining programmes.
Ad 1 Steak, chops
200 – 1500 g
Ad 9  Bread
100 – 1500 g
This programme is particularly suitable
for defrosting frozen sliced bread. If
possible, place single slices in the
appliance, or separate the slices when
the buzzer sounds.
Automatic cooking
There are three programmes for frozen
food and four programmes for fresh
food.
The standing time for each of these
programmes is approx. 2 minutes.
Cooking food from frozen 
Ac 1  Vegetables
50 – 2000 g
Ac 2  Ready meals which can be
stirred
300 – 1000 g
Ac 3  Bakes / gratin
200 – 1200 g
Cooking fresh food 
Ad 2  Roast
200 – 2000 g
Ac 4  Vegetables
50 – 2000 g
Ad 3  Minced meat
200 – 1500 g
Ac 5  Potatoes
100 – 1500 g
Ad 4  Chicken thighs
200 – 1500 g
Ac 6  Rice
50 – 500 g
Ad 5  Chicken
800 – 4000 g
Ac 7  Fish fillet in sauce
400 – 2000 g
Ad 6  Fish fillet
150 – 1500 g
Ad 7  Whole fish
150 – 1500 g
Ad 8  Cakes
100 – 1400 g
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Operation - Automatic programmes
 Use the rotary selector to alter the
weight.
 Touch OK.
The duration corresponding to the
weight set appears in the display and
the start symbol flashes.
 Touch Start.
 Turn the power selector to .
The symbol for the first available
automatic programme will appear in the
display: The microwave power
symbol  and   light up, the
defrost symbol  flashes.
The duration will begin to count down
and ,  and/or  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 touching
Start repeatedly until the time required
shows in the display. In all
programmes it is only possible to
extend the time by a few minutes.
 Turn the rotary selector until the
automatic programme you want
appears in the display: e.g. the
  programme for defrosting
chicken .
 Touch OK.
Either g or lb flash in the display as a
prompt to enter the weight, and the
function symbol  for microwave
power, as well as  and/or  light up,
depending on which group the selected
automatic programme belongs to.
The minimum weight for the selected
automatic programme also continues to
show in the display.
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An audible tone will sound when the
cooking programme is complete.
The interior lighting goes off.
Operation - Automatic programmes
Popcorn 
This automatic programme is suitable
for making microwave popcorn.
Microwave popcorn is commercially
available in packets of various sizes.
This programme is designed for a
packet size of approx. 100 g. The
duration for this programme can be
altered within a certain interval to suit
different packet sizes (see "Changing
settings").
The duration cannot, however, be
altered whilst the programme is running.
The programme will start after a short
time. It will start immediately if Start is
touched.
You will soon hear the first kernels
popping.
 Stop the programme before the end if
the popping noises become
infrequent. Follow the instructions on
the packaging.
 The packet is very hot.
Take care when removing it.
The programme is not suitable for
making popcorn from kernels.
Only use this automatic programme
for popcorn which is specifically
labelled as microwave popcorn.
 Place the packet on the turntable
according to the instructions on the
packaging.
Make sure that the packet has
enough room to expand. If it comes
into contact with the wall of the oven
interior and gets stuck there, a heat
build-up may occur.
Ensure that the packet can inflate
unhindered.
 Touch .
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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.
If the weight guidelines are
exceeded, the food will not cook
sufficiently.
It is important to follow the weight
guidelines for the programme
concerned.
Ac 4  Vegetables
Method
Place the prepared vegetables in a
container. Add 3 - 4 tbsp water and a
little salt or other seasoning, depending
on freshness and moisture content.
Enter the weight including that of the
water, place the covered cooking
container on the turntable and cook.
About 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.
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Carrots in a chervil cream
sauce (serves 2)
Preparation time: 25 – 35 minutes
Ingredients
350 g carrots, cleaned
5 g butter
50 ml vegetable stock (instant)
75 ml crème fraîche
1 tbsp white wine
Salt and pepper
1 pinch of sugar
1
/2 tsp mustard
1-2 tbsp chervil, fresh, chopped or
1 tbsp chervil, dried and ground
Approx. 1 tbsp cornflour
Method
Peel carrots, then cut into batons or
slice (approx. 3 – 4 mm thick). Combine
the rest of the ingredients, and pour
over the carrots. Cover and cook. Stir
when the audible tone sounds.
Setting: Cooking fresh food Ac 4 
Weight: 525 g
Shelf level: Turntable
Recipes for Automatic programmes 
Ac 5  Potatoes
This programme can be used to cook
peeled, new and bouillon potatoes.
Method
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 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)
Preparation time: 25 – 35 minutes
Ingredients
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
Method
Coarsely dice the potatoes (approx.
3 x 3 cm) or use small potatoes. Mix
together all the ingredients in a suitably
large dish. Cover and cook. Stir when
the audible tone sounds then continue
cooking.
Setting: Cooking fresh food Ac 5 
Weight: 800 g
Shelf level: Turntable
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Recipes for Automatic programmes 
Ac 6  Rice
Use this programme for cooking rice in
the microwave.
Method
Enter the weight of the dry rice.
Add boiling water in the ratio of 1 part
rice to 2 parts water.
Cook uncovered.
Ac 7  Fish fillet in sauce:
Fish curry (serves 4)
Preparation time: 35 – 45 minutes
Ingredients
300 g pineapple chunks
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 powder
2 tbsp cornflour
Method
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 together 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 7 
Weight: approx. 1200 g
Shelf level: Turntable
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Saving your favourite programme (Memory)
You have the option of saving one
favourite programme to memory. This
programme can be used for your most
frequently cooked recipe. This
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 three-stage
programme)
 Touch OK.
 Then select the second function and
duration.
 Confirm with OK.
 Now select the third function and
duration and then touch OK. Touch
OK.
 When you have finished
programming, turn the power selector
to the 12 o'clock position.
 Turn the power level selector to the
12 o'clock position.
You can then scroll through your entries
and check them using the rotary
selector.
 Start the programme to save the
entry. Only ever run the entire
programme with food in the
appliance.
 Touch M.
1 will flash in the display.
 Select the function and duration for
the first stage.
 If there is no food in the
appliance, touch  as soon as you
have started the programme so that
the appliance will not get damaged
by having no food in it.
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 programme has been
started.
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Saving your favourite programme (Memory)
To access your favourite programme
 Turn the programme selector to the
12 o'clock position.
 Touch M.
 Turn the rotary selector to view the
individual programme steps.
 Touch Start.
In the event of a power cut, the
favourite programme is no longer
saved and must be re-entered.
To change an entry
Entering a new programme overrides
the previously saved programme.
 Turn the programme selector to the
12 o'clock position.
 Touch M.
The first step appears in the display.
 Touch OK to alter the first step.
1 will flash in the display.
 Enter the new programme sequence
as described above.
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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.
To change a setting, proceed as
follows:
 Turn the rotary selector if you wish to
change the status (see chart), and
confirm your entry by touching OK
(for   and  , touch OK for approx.
4 seconds).
The change to the setting is then stored
in memory.  will appear in the display
again together with the number for the
setting.
The other settings can be changed in
the same way.
Touch  if you have not changed one
setting and wish to switch to another.
 Touch  if you do not want to
change any more settings.
 Touch .
 and  appear in the display and the
 symbol flashes.
The altered settings are retained after
a power cut.
If there is too long a pause before the
next entry, the time of day reappears in
the display. If this happens, repeat your
entries.
 Touch OK.
  will appear in the display.
 Use the rotary selector to select the
setting you wish to change (  to  
and  ). Turn it until the setting
required shows in the display.
 Touch "OK" to call up the setting.
The currently valid status appears in the
display, e.g.   etc.
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Changing settings
Setting
Settings available (* factory default)
 
*
If the appliance is not used for a while, the
time display is switched off but the clock
continues to operate in the background. The
appliance is also switched off and must be
switched on again before it can be used.

The time of day display is switched on and
remains visible. The appliance is ready for
operation.
Buzzer
volume

Buzzer is deactivated.

—
 ,
*
Buzzer is activated. You can adjust the
volume. When you select a status, you will
hear the corresponding buzzer.
Keypad tone

Keypad tone is deactivated.
*
Keypad tone is activated.
24 h *
24 hour display is activated.
12 h
12 hour display is activated.

Reminder tone is deactivated.
*
The reminder tone sounds briefly every 5
minutes in the first few minutes after the end
of the programme.
*
Food weight is displayed in grammes (g).

Food weight is displayed in pounds (lb).
 
 
Time of day display
  Clock display
 
 
Reminder tone
Unit of weight
 
Display brightness

—
 ,
*
Different levels of brightness can be set. The
brightness assigned to a status will appear
when the status is selected.
 
Demo mode (for
dealer showroom
use only)
*
Demo mode is deactivated.

Demo mode is activated. When a button or
selector is operated,  shows briefly in
the display. The appliance cannot be
operated.
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Changing settings
Setting
Settings available (* factory default)
 

The automatic keeping warm function is
deactivated.
*
The automatic keeping warm function is
activated.

The "door" message does not appear.
*
The "door" message appears if the door has
not been opened for about 20 minutes. Start
is then blocked.
2:30
2:40
2:50
The maximum duration for this programme
can be altered between these values.
Automatic keepingwarm function
  "door" message
 
Popcorn
3:20*
3:50
 
Factory default
settings

Factory default settings have been changed.
*
Factory default settings have been restored,
or have not been changed.
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Reheating
Select the following microwave power
levels to reheat food:
Beverages
900 W
Food
600 W
Food for babies and
children
450 W
 Food for babies and children
must not be too hot.
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.
 Never reheat sealed jars.
Remove the lid from baby food jars.
With baby bottles, the screw top and
teat must be taken off.
Flash boiling can be avoided by
stirring liquids before heating them.
After heating, wait at least
20 seconds before removing the
container from the oven. In addition,
during heating a glass rod or similar
item, if available, can be placed in
the container.
Never reheat hard boiled eggs using
Microwave Solo mode, even without
the shell. The eggs can explode.
Food taken straight from the refrigerator
takes longer to cook than food which
has been kept at room temperature.
The time 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.
Tips on reheating
Always use a lid or cover for reheating
food, except when a drier finish is
needed, e.g. breaded poultry/meat.
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.
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Reheating
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. This enables 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 900 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
900 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. This helps it cook more
evenly.
 It is very important to make sure
that food which goes off easily, such
as fish is cooked sufficiently.
Ensure that this type of food is
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.
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 Eggs heated in their shells can
burst, even after they have been
taken out of the oven.
Eggs can only be cooked in their
shells in the microwave oven in a
specially designed egg-boiling
device available from specialist
shops.
 If you cook eggs without their
shells using microwave power, the
yolks could explode due to the
resulting pressure.
Eggs can be cooked without their
shells in the microwave oven only if
the yolk membrane has been
punctured several times first.
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. This enables the heat to
spread evenly throughout the food.
Defrosting
 Do not refreeze food once it has
Defrosting and cooking
thawed.
Defrosted food should be used up as
quickly as possible as food soon
loses it nutritional value and goes off.
Defrosted food may only be re-frozen
after it has been cooked.
Deep-frozen food can be defrosted and
immediately reheated or cooked.
Select the following microwave power
levels for defrosting 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-proof
container. Defrost uncovered. Turn, stir
or separate the food about halfway
through the defrosting time.
First select 900 W followed by 450 W.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a covered microwaveproof dish for defrosting and reheating
or cooking. Exception: Minced meat
should be left uncovered while cooking.
Food with a high water content such as
soup, stew and vegetables should be
stirred several times during the process.
Carefully separate and turn slices of
meat halfway through the programme.
Turn pieces of fish at the halfway stage.
After defrosting and 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.
To defrost meat, unpack the frozen
meat and place it on an upturned plate
in a glass or porcelain container so that
the meat juice can run off and be
collected. Turn halfway through
defrosting.
 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.
Risk of salmonella poisoning.
Fish does not need to be fully defrosted
before cooking.
Defrost until the food has started to
thaw. The surface will then be
sufficiently thawed to take herbs and
seasoning.
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Examples of use:
Food
Quantity
MW
power
level (W)
Duration
(in
minutes)
Notes
Melting butter/
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
0:10 – 0:30 Do not cover, stir halfway
through dissolving
Preparing flan
topping/
jelly glaze
1 packet +
250 ml liquid
450
4–5
Do not cover, stir halfway
through heating
Yeast dough
Starter dough
made with
100 g flour
80
3–5
Cover and leave to prove
20 g
600
Steeping oil
for salad
dressing
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
Cooking
bacon
100 g
900
2 – 2:30
Place on kitchen paper, do
not cover
Softening ice
cream
500 g
150
1–3
Place open container in the
appliance
Skinning
tomatoes
Qty 3
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
900
7–9
Mix the fruit and sugar in a
deep container, cover and
cook
Chocolate
coated
marshmallows
Strawberry
jam
0:10 – 0:20 Place on a plate, do not
cover
The information given in this chart is intended only as a guide.
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Note for test institutes
Test food acc. to
EN 60705
MW power
level (W)
Duration
(min)
Standing
time*
(min)
Notes
Custard,
1000 g
300
38 – 40
120
Container see
Standard, dimensions
at the upper rim (25 x
25 cm)
Sponge cake,
475 g
600
7 – 7:30
5
Container see
Standard, external
diameter at the upper
rim 220 mm, cook
uncovered
Minced meat,
900 g
600
450
4
17
5
Container see
Standard, dimensions
at the upper rim
250 mm x 124 mm,
cook uncovered
Defrost meat,
(minced meat)
500 g
300
150
3
6:30
10
Container see
standard, do not
cover, turn halfway
through defrosting
Raspberries,
250 g
150
7
3
Container see
Standard, cook
uncovered
* Allow the food to stand at room temperature for the standing time quoted to
enable the heat to spread evenly throughout the food.
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Cleaning and care
Disconnect the microwave oven from
the power supply before cleaning.
Under no circumstances should a
pressure cleaner be used to clean
the microwave oven.
The steam from a steam cleaning
appliance could reach live electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
Oven interior and inside of the
door
 The oven interior can get hot
during use. Danger of burning!
Waiting too long can make cleaning
unnecessarily difficult and in some
cases impossible.
Stubborn soiling could damage the
microwave oven in certain
circumstances and could even be
dangerous. Fire hazard.
Clean the oven interior as soon as it
has cooled down.
The oven interior and door interior can
be cleaned using a damp cloth with a
little washing-up liquid or with a mild
cleaning agent. Wipe dry with a soft
cloth.
For more heavy soiling, heat a glass of
water for 2 or 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.
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Do not remove the cover to the
microwave outlet inside the oven.
Do not let water or any object find its
way into or block the air vents in the
door frame.
Do not use too much water on the
cloth or sponge and do not let water
or any other liquid find its way into
any openings.
Do not use scouring agents. These
will scratch.
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.
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.
Cleaning and care
To clean the interior:
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.
Soiling that is left too long might
become impossible to remove and
could cause the external surfaces to
alter or discolour.
Remove any soiling on the front of
the appliance straight away.
 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, wipe dry using a
soft cloth.
A clean, damp microfibre cloth without
cleaning agent can also be used.
All surfaces are susceptible to
scratching.
Scratches on glass can in some
circumstances lead to breakage.
Contact with unsuitable cleaning
agents can alter or discolour the
external surfaces.
Please observe the cleaning
instructions.
 Always keep the roller ring
underneath it clean as well as the
oven floor. Otherwise the turntable
will not turn smoothly.
 Clean the surfaces between the
turntable and the roller ring.
To avoid damaging the surfaces of
the 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,
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Cleaning and care
– solvent-based cleaning agents,
Accessories supplied
– stainless steel cleaning agents,
Cover
– dishwasher cleaner,
Wash 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.
– oven sprays,
– glass cleaning agents,
– hard, abrasive sponges and brushes,
e.g. pot scourers,
– eraser blocks,
– sharp metal scrapers.
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Problem solving guide
Many malfunctions and faults that can occur in daily operation can be easily
remedied. Time and money will be saved because a service call will not be
needed.
The following guide may help you to find the reason for a malfunction or a fault,
and to correct it.
What to do if . . .
Problem
Cause and remedy
. . . a programme will
not start.
Check whether,
 the appliance door is closed properly.
 the system lock has been activated (see "System
lock").
 "door" has appeared in the display. The door has
remained closed for 20 minutes or longer (see
"door message").
 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").
. . . a noise can be heard This is not a fault! The cooling fan will continue to run
after a cooking
for a while after the oven has been switched off to
programme.
prevent any humidity building up in the oven, on the
control panel or on the oven housing unit. It will
switch off automatically.
. . . the display does not The time of day display has been switched off.
light up.
 Switch on the appliance using the On/Off
button .
. . . the turntable does
not turn smoothly.
The area underneath the turntable could be dirty.
 Check whether there is any soiling underneath the
turntable.
 Check whether the surfaces between the turntable
and the roller ring are clean.
 Clean the area underneath the turntable.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Cause and remedy
. . . food is not
The duration or power level were insufficient to cook
adequately defrosted,
the food.
heated or cooked at the  Check whether the correct power level was
end of the selected
selected for the duration set.
cooking duration.
The lower the power level, the longer the duration
required.
 Check whether the programme has been
interrupted and not restarted.
. . the microwave
function is working but
not the oven lighting.
The lamp is faulty.
You can then operate the appliance as normal, but
not the lighting.
 Contact Miele Customer Service if you need to
replace the lighting.
. . . strange noises are
heard when the
microwave oven is
being used.
The food is covered with aluminium foil.
 Remove the aluminium foil.
. . . the time of day in
the display is not
accurate.
The time of day must be reset following an
interruption to the power supply.
 Set the correct time of day.
Sparks are being created by the use of crockery with
a metallic finish.
 Please observe the information on suitable
containers.
. . . food cools down too In the microwave oven, food begins to cook from the
quickly.
outside first, the inside of the food relying on the
slower conduction of heat.
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.
 When reheating food with different densities, such
as plated meals, it is therefore sensible to select a
lower power level and lengthen the duration
required.
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Problem solving guide
Problem
Cause and remedy
. . . the microwave oven
switches itself off
during a cooking,
reheating or defrosting
programme.
There may be insufficient air circulation.
 Check whether the air inlet or outlet is blocked.
Remove any obstruction.
The appliance switches off automatically in cases of
overheating.
 Cooking can be continued after a cooling-down
period.
The appliance switches itself off again.
 Contact Miele Service.
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After sales service
Contact in case of malfunction
In the event of any faults which you
cannot remedy yourself, please contact
your Miele Dealer or Miele Service.
Contact details for Miele are given at
the end of this booklet. N.B. A call-out
fee will be charged for service visits
where the problem could have been
resolved as described in these
instructions.
When contacting your Dealer or Miele,
please quote the model and serial
number of your appliance.
This information can be found on the
data plate located on the front of the
oven interior.
Warranty
The appliance warranty is valid for 2
years from date of purchase. In the UK,
you must activate your cover by calling
0330 160 6640 or registering online at
www.miele.co.uk.
For further information, please refer to
your warranty booklet.
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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.
The microwave oven is supplied with a
mains cable with moulded plug for
connection to an a.c. single phase
220-240 V 50 Hz mains supply.
The following fuse protection is
necessary: connection to an earthed
socket, protected by a 10 A circuit
breaker or a fused plug and socket. See
data plate for fuse rating.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED.
The electrical installation must be in
compliance with current local and
national safety regulations. In the U.K. it
must comply with BS 7671.
Ensure that the plug and switched
socket are accessible at all times.
If the connection cable is damaged, it
must be replaced by a Miele approved
service technician.
This appliance complies with European
Standard EN 55011. It is classified 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.
The appliance must not be connected
to the inverter of an autonomous power
supply such as e.g.a solar power
system. When the appliance is
switched on, power surges could result
in a safety switch-off. This could
damage the electronic unit.
The appliance must not be used with
so-called energy saving devices
either. These reduce the amount of
energy supplied to the appliance,
causing it to overheat.
If the appliance is hardwired or if the
switch is not accessible after
installation, an additional means of
disconnection means must be
provided.
Switches with an all-pole contact gap of
at least 3 mm are suitable for isolating
the appliance. These include circuit
breakers, fuses and protective devices
(EN 60335).
This connection data can be found on
the data plate located on the front of
the oven interior or on the back of the
appliance. Please ensure these match
the household mains supply.
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Installation
When building in the appliance,
ensure that there is adequate
ventilation to the front of the
appliance.
Do not obstruct the air vents with
any objects!
Lifting the microwave oven by the
door handle could cause damage to
the door.
Use the handle cut-outs on the side
of the housing to lift the appliance.
Building-in dimensions
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Installation
Carrying out installation
The appliance must be built in before
it can be used.
 Align the appliance.
 Slide the appliance into the niche.
Feed the cable with the plug through
the back of the unit.
 Open the appliance door and secure
the appliance into the side walls of
the furniture unit using the screws
provided.
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United Kingdom
Miele Co. Ltd.
Fairacres, Marcham Road
Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 1TW
Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0330 160 6600
E-mail: mielecare@miele.co.uk
Internet: www.miele.co.uk
Australia
Miele Australia Pty. Ltd.
ACN 005 635 398
ABN 96 005 635 398
1 Gilbert Park Drive
Knoxfield, VIC 3180
Tel: 1300 464 353
Internet: www.miele.com.au
China
Miele (Shanghai) Trading Ltd.
1-3 Floor, No. 82 Shi Men Yi Road
Jing' an District
200040 Shanghai, PRC
Tel: +86 21 6157 3500
Fax: +86 21 6157 3511
E-mail: info@miele.cn,
Internet: www.miele.cn
Miele (Hong Kong) Limited
41/F - 4101, Manhattan Place
23 Wang Tai Road
Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2610 1025
Fax: (852) 3579 1404
Email:
customerservices@miele.com.hk
Website: www.miele.hk
India
Miele India Pvt. Ltd.
Ground Floor
Copia Corporate Suites
Plot No. 9, Jasola
New Delhi - 110025
Tel: 011-46 900 000
Fax: 011-46 900 001
E-mail: customercare@miele.in
Internet: www.miele.in
Ireland
Miele Ireland Ltd.
2024 Bianconi Avenue
Citywest Business Campus
Dublin 24
Tel: (01) 461 07 10
Fax: (01) 461 07 97
E-Mail: info@miele.ie
Internet: www.miele.ie
Malaysia
Miele Sdn Bhd
Suite 12-2, Level 12
Menara Sapura Kencana
Petroleum
Solaris Dutamas No. 1
Jalan Dutamas 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +603-6209-0288
Fax: +603-6205-3768
New Zealand
Miele New Zealand Limited
IRD 98 463 631
Level 2, 10 College Hill
Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 464 353
Internet: www.miele.co.nz
Singapore
Miele Pte. Ltd.
163 Penang Road
# 04 - 03 Winsland House II
Singapore 238463
Tel: +65 6735 1191
Fax: +65 6735 1161
E-Mail: info@miele.com.sg
Internet: www.miele.sg
South Africa
Miele (Pty) Ltd
63 Peter Place, Bryanston 2194
P.O. Box 69434, Bryanston 2021
Tel: (011) 875 9000
Fax: (011) 875 9035
E-mail: info@miele.co.za
Internet: www.miele.co.za
Taiwan
K.E. & Kingstone Co., Ltd.
6th Fl., No. 120, Sec. 2
Jianguo N. Rd.
Taipei, Taiwan
TEL: +886 2 2502-7256
FAX: +886 2 2502-3077
E-mail: kenk@kenk.com.tw
Website:
www.kenk.com.tw/ke/miele
Thailand
BHIRAJ TOWER at EmQuartier
43rd Floor Unit 4301-4303
689 Sukhumvit Road
North Klongton Sub-District
Vadhana District
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Miele Appliances Ltd.
Gold & Diamond Park
Office No. 6-217
Sheikh Zayed Road
P.O. Box 11 47 82 - Dubai
Tel. +971 4 3044 999
Fax. +971 4 3418 852
800-MIELE (64353)
E-Mail: info@miele.ae
Website: www.miele.ae
Manufacturer: Miele & Cie. KG, Carl-Miele-Straße 29, 33332 Gütersloh, Germany
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