MZ2020P | Black&Decker MZ2020P MICROWAVE instruction manual
(Original instructions)
Intended use
Your BLACK+DECKER MZ2020P Microwave oven has
been designed to heat appropriate foods & beverages using
electromagnetic radiation.
Always check the suitability of ingredients before cooking.
This product is intended for consumer use only.
Thank you for choosing BLACK+DECKER. We hope that you
will enjoy using this product for many years.
For indoor domestic household use only.
This appliance is not to be used in:
u Staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working
u Farm Houses;
u By clients in hotels, motels and other residential type
u Bed and breakfast type environments or any other non
household type environments.
Safety instructions
Warning! Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions listed below may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious injury.
u Read all of this manual carefully before using the
u The intended use is described in this manual. The use
of any accessory or attachment or the performance
of any operation with this appliance other than those
recommended in this instruction manual may present a
risk of personal injury.
Warning! When using mains-powered appliances, basic
safety precautions, including the following, should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal
injury and material damage.
u The intended use is described in this manual. The use
of any accessory or attachment or the performance
of any operation with this appliance other than those
recommended in this instruction manual may present a
risk of personal injury.
u Retain this manual for future reference.
Important safety instructions. Read carefully
and keep for future reference
Warning! If the door or door seals are damaged, the
oven must not be operated until it has been repaired by a
competent person.
Warning! It is hazardous for anyone other than a competent
person to carry out any service or repair operation that
involves the removal of a cover which gives protection
against exposure to microwave energy.
Precautions to avoid possible exposure to
excessive microwave energy
Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door
open since this can result in harmful exposure to
microwave energy. It is important not to break or tamper
with the safety interlocks.
u Do not place any object between the oven front face
and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate
on sealing surfaces.
u If the apparatus is not maintained in a good state of
cleanliness, its surface could be degraded and affect the
life span of the apparatus and lead to a dangerous
Warning! Liquids and other foods must not be heated in
sealed containers since they are liable to explode.
u Do not overcook food.
u Do not use the oven cavity for storage purposes.
Do not store items, such as bread, cookies, etc. inside
the oven.
u Remove wire twist-ties and metal handles from
paper or plastic containers/bags before placing them in
the oven.
u Install or locate this oven only in accordance with the
installation instructions provided
u Metallic containers for food and beverages are not allowed
during microwave cooking.
u The microwave oven is intended for heating food and
beverages. Drying of food or clothing and heating of
warming pads, slippers, sponges, damp cloth and similar
may lead to risk of injury, ignition or fire.
u If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug the appliance
and keep the door closed in order to stifle any flames.
u This microwave oven is a free-standing unit & must not be
built-in or placed in a cabinet.
u The oven must have sufficient air flow. To ensure good
ventilation, a gap of 10 centimetres is required at the back,
15 centimetres at one side, 30 centimetres at the other
side and 30 centimetres above.
u Product should not be installed any higher 900mm above
floor level.
u Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave
u Never leave metal utensils in the Microwave.
u When heating food in plastic or paper containers, keep an
eye on the oven due to the possibility of ignition.
u Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed
eruptive boiling therefore care must be taken when
handling the container.
u The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars shall
be stirred or shaken and the temperature checked before
consumption, in order to avoid burns.
(Original instructions)
Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs should not
be heated in microwave ovens since they may explode,
even after microwave heating has ended.
u The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food
deposits removed.
u Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could
lead to deterioration of the surface that could adversely
affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a
hazardous situation.
u To protect against the risk of electric shock, DO NOT
IMMERSE the appliance, cord set or plug in water or other
u This appliance is not intended to be operated by
means of an external timer or separate remote-control
u Accessible parts may become hot during use. Young
children should be kept away.
u Steam cleaner is not to be used.
u During use the appliance becomes hot. Care should
be taken to avoid touching heating elements inside the
u Only use the temperature probe recommended for
this oven.
u Warning: The appliance and its accessible parts
become hot during use. Care should be taken to avoid
touching heating elements. Children less than 8 years
of age shall be kept away unless continuously
u The rear surface of appliance shall be placed against
a wall.
u The microwave oven must not be placed in a cabinet.
u Do not remove the feet from this product.
u Do not cook food directly on the glass tray. Always use
a bowl or other container that is suitable for use in a
microwave oven.
u Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
Using your appliance
Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or
plug, or after the appliance malfunctions, or is dropped or
damaged in any manner. Return the complete appliance to
your nearest authorised service facility form examination,
electrical repair, mechanical repair or adjustment to avoid
any hazard.
u Do not attempt to repair the appliance yourself; instead,
take it to your BLACK+DECKER-owned or Authorised
Service Centre for repair.
u The use of attachments or accessories not recommended
or sold by this appliance manufacturer may result in fire,
electric shock or personal injury.
u Do not let the cord hang over the edge of a table, counter,
or touch hot surfaces.
Avoid touching hot surfaces, use handles and knobs.
Do not operate or place any part of this appliance on or
near any hot surfaces (such as gas or electric burner or in
a heated oven) or any appliance that generates steam.
u Do not abuse the cord. Never carry the appliance by the
cord or yank it to disconnect it from the outlet; instead,
grasp the plug and pull to disconnect.
u When using an extension cord with your appliance, make
sure the extension cord is correctly wired, and rated for its
u The microwave oven should be placed on a flat stable
surface which can hold the weight of the appliance and
the heaviest of food likely to be cooked inside.
u Do not place any item on top of the oven.
u Do not place the oven where heat, moisture or high
humidity are generated, or near combustible materials.
u Do not operate the microwave oven without the glass tray
or roller support in their proper positions.
u Make sure that the power supply cord is undamaged and
does not run under the microwave oven or over any hot or
sharp surfaces.
u The power outlet this oven is connected to must be readily
accessible so it can be easily unplugged if necessary.
u Do not operate the appliance when empty. This could
damage the oven.
u Do not use the oven to store any items.
u Food surrounded by a membrane, such as egg yolks,
potatoes, chicken livers, etc. must be pierced several
times with a fork before cooking.
u Do not use metal pans or dishes with metal handles.
u Never place any item with a metal trim inside a
u Always remove twist-ties from any foods before operating
the microwave.
u Some plastics are not suitable for use in a microwave.
Always check the suitability of any item before use.
u Do not cook in a container with a restricted opening as
they may explode if heated in a microwave oven.
u Conventional meat or candy thermometers must not be
used in the oven. Only thermometers that are specifically
made for microwaves should be used.
u Microwave utensils should be used only in accordance
with the manufacturer's instructions.
u Do not attempt to deep-fry foods in this oven.
u Microwave ovens heat the food in a container and not
the container itself. It is always necessary to check the
temperature of the food to ensure it is correctly cooked.
u Always stir food to distribute the heat evenly and allow it to
stand for a few minutes before consumption.
u Containers used for cooking can become hot because of
heat transferred from the heated food. Always use oven
gloves when removing items from the oven.
(Original instructions)
If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the
oven door, wipe with a soft cloth. This may occur when
the microwave oven is operated under high humidity
conditions and in no way indicates malfunction of the unit.
u Do not use the appliance outdoors.
u Do not operate the appliance if your hands are wet. Do not
operate the appliance if you are barefoot.
u If the power supply cord is damaged during use,
disconnect the appliance from the power supply
immediately. Do not touch the power supply cord before
disconnecting from the power supply.
u Disconnect the appliance from the power supply when not
in use and before cleaning.
Extension cables & class 1 product
A 3 core cable must be used as your tool is earthed and of
class 1 construction.
u Up to 30m (100 ft) can be used without loss of power.
u If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised BLACK+DECKER Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Labels on Appliance
The following pictograms along with the date code are shown
on the appliance:
Warning! Hot surface.
Safety of others
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible
for their safety.
u Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
u Do not allow children or any person unfamiliar with these
instructions to use the appliance.
u Do not allow children or animals to come near the work
area or to touch the appliance or power supply cord.
u Close supervision is necessary when the appliance is
used near children.
Switch off and remove the plug from the socket before
leaving the appliance unattended and before changing,
cleaning or inspecting any parts of the appliance.
u When not in use, the appliance should be stored in a
dry place. Children should not have access to stored
Electrical safety
Before use, check that the mains voltage corresponds to the
voltage on the rating plate.
This product must be earthed. Always
check that the mains voltage corresponds
to the voltage on the rating plate
Appliance plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the
plug in any way.
u Do not use any adapter plugs with earthed (Class 1)
appliances. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will
reduce the risk of electric shock.
u To avoid the risk of electric shock, do not immerse the
cord, plug or motor unit in water or other liquid.
1. Control panel
2. Turntable shaft
3. Turntable ring assembly
4. Glass tray
5. Observation window
6. Door assembly
7. Safety interlock system
8. Grill rack (only to be used in grill function and must be
placed on the glass tray).
After use
Remove all packaging from the appliance.
Inspect the oven after unpacking for any damage such
as a misaligned or damaged door, door seals, dents or
holes in the door window and screen, and any dents in the
cavity. If any of these are seen, DO NOT use the oven.
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the appliance is
switched off and unplugged.
u Place the appliance on a flat, even surface.
u Open the door (6) & place the turntable shaft (2) into the
hole in the cavity base.
u Place the turntable ring assembly (3) into the grooves in
the cavity.
u Align the glass tray (4) on top of the turntable ring
assembly (3).
u Connect the appliance to a suitable electrical supply.
u Never place the glass tray upside down. The glass
tray should never be restricted.
u Both glass tray and turntable ring assembly must
always be used during cooking.
u All food and containers of food are always placed
on the glass tray for cooking.
u If glass tray or turntable ring assembly cracks or
breaks, contact your nearest authorized service center.
(Original instructions)
Control panel
Possible Cause
Dim oven light.
In low power microwave
cooking, oven light may
become dim.
This is normal.
Steam accumulating on
door, hot air escaping
from vents.
In cooking, steam may escape
from food. Most will escape
through the vents, but some
may accumulate on cool
places like the oven door.
This is normal.
Oven will not start.
Power cord not connected
Unplug the power
cord. Then plug
in again after 10
Replace fuse
and reset circuit
Fuse blown.
Test outlet with
other electrical
Trouble with outlet.
Oven will not heat.
Door not closed properly
Close door
Glass turntable makes
noise when microwave
is in operation.
Dirt has accumulated on
turntable rollers.
Refer to 'Cleaning
and Maintenance'
section on
cleaning parts.
Materials you can use in microwave oven
Operating instructions
To set the cooking power turn the power knob to the
desired level.
u To set the time of cooking turn the timer knob to the
desired time per your food cooking guide.
u The microwave oven will automatically start cooking after
power level and time are set.
u After the cooking time is up, the unit will "Ding" and stop.
u If the unit is not in use, always set time to "0".
Microwave oven
interferes with T.V.
Possible Cause
Radio and T.V. reception
This is normal.
may be interfered with when
operating the oven. This is
similar to the interference of
small electrical appliances, like
mixers, vacuum cleaners and
electric fans.
Aluminium foil.
Shielding only. Small smooth pieces can be used
to cover thin parts of meat or poultry to prevent
overcooking. Arcing can occur if foil is too close to
oven walls. The foil should be at least 1 inch (2.5cm)
away from oven walls
Browning dish.
Follow manufacturer’s instructions. The bottom of
the browning dish must beat least 3/16 inch (5mm)
above the turntable. Incorrect usage may cause the
turntable to break.
Microwave-safe only. Follow manufacturer's
instructions. Do not use cracked or chipped dishes.
Glass jars.
Always remove lid. Use only to heat food until just
warm. Most glass jars are not heat resistant and
may break.
Heat-resistant oven glassware only. Make sure
there is no metallic trim. Do not use cracked or
chipped dishes.
Oven cooking bags.
Follow manufacturer’s instructions. Do not close with
metal tie. Make slits to allow steam to escape.
Paper plates and cups
Use for short–term cooking/warming only. Do not
leave oven unattended while cooking.
Paper towels
Use to cover food for reheating and absorbing fat.
Use with supervision for short-term cooking only.
Parchment paper
Use as a cover to prevent splattering or a wrap for
Microwave-safe only. Follow the manufacturer’s
instructions. Should be labelled 'Microwave Safe'.
Some plastic containers soften, as the food inside
gets hot. 'Boiling bags' and tightly closed plastic
bags should be slit, pierced or vented as directed
on package.
(Original instructions)
Plastic wrap
Microwave-safe only. Use to cover food during
cooking to retain moisture. Do not allow plastic wrap
to touch food
Microwave-safe only.
Materials to be avoided in microwave oven
Aluminium tray.
May cause arcing. Transfer food into microwavesafe dish.
Food carton with metal
May cause arcing. Transfer food into microwavesafe dish.
Metal or metal-trimmed
Metal shields the food from microwave energy.
Metal trim may cause arcing.
Metal twist ties.
May cause arcing and could cause a fire in the
Paper bags.
May cause a fire in the oven.
Plastic foam.
Plastic foam may melt or contaminate the food
inside when exposed to high temperature.
Wood will dry out when used in the microwave oven
and may split or crack.
Cleaning and maintenance & storage
Warning! Before cleaning and maintenance, switch the
appliance off and remove the plug from the socket.
Warning! Do not immerse the appliance or the cord set or the
plug in water or any other liquid.
u Clean the cavity of the oven after using with a slightly
damp cloth.
u Clean the accessories in the usual way in soapy water.
u The door frame and seal and neighbouring parts must be
cleaned carefully with a damp cloth when they are dirty.
u Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal
scrapers to clean the oven door glass since they can
scratch the surface, which may result in shattering of the
u Do not use solvents or other corrosive chemicals or
vapours for cleaning this appliance.
u Cleaning Tip! For easier cleaning of the cavity walls that
the cooked food may come in to contact with: Place half
a lemon in a bowl, add 300ml (1/2 pint) water and heat on
100% microwave power for 10 minutes. Wipe the oven
clean using a soft, dry cloth.
Mains plug replacement
If a new mains plug needs to be fitted:
u Safely dispose of the old plug.
u Connect the brown lead to the live terminal of the new
u Connect the blue lead to the neutral terminal.
u If the product is class l (earthed), connect the green /
yellow lead to the earth terminal.
Warning! If your product is class ll double insulated (only 2
wires in the cord set), no connection is to be made to the earth
Follow the fitting instructions supplied with good quality plugs.
Any replacement fuse must be of the same rating as the
original fuse supplied with the product.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. Products and batteries marked with this symbol must not be disposed of with normal household waste.
Products and batteries contain materials that can be
recovered or recycled reducing the demand for raw materials.
Please recycle electrical products and batteries according to
local provisions. Further information is available at
Technical data
Rated voltage
230 ~ 50Hz
Rated Input Power(Microwave)
Rated Output Power(Microwave)
Oven Capacity
Turntable Diameter
External Dimensions
440 x 336 x 259
Net Weight
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