Miele | 24616050USA | manual | Miele 24616050USA Manual

Operating and Installation Instructions
Microwave Oven
To prevent accidents and damage to the appliance, please read these
instructions before installing or using the microwave.
en - US, CA, MX
M.-Nr. 09 798 370
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Appliance description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Oven interior and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Included accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Before first use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Principle of operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
How does a microwave oven work? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
What can a microwave oven do?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
What operating modes does the microwave have? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Microwave Solo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Automatic Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Suitable cookware for microwave ovens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Material and shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
The plate cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Clock display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Resetting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Hidden clock display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Opening the door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Placing dishes in the microwave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Turntable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Closing the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Starting a program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
"Door" message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Interrupting or resuming a program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Changing the settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Cancelling a program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
At the end of a program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Keep-warm function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Minute + (programmable) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
System lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Reprogramming the timer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Timer + Cooking program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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Contents
Using the automatic programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Automatic Defrosting ). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Automatic Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Popcorn Æ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Recipes for automatic programs 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Saving your favorite programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Changing settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Reheat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Defrosting / Defrosting and reheating or cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Canning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Suggested uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Oven interior and inside of door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Appliance front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Included accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Contact details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances
always observe basic safety
precautions, including the following:
WARNING - To reduce the risk of
burns, electric shock, fire, injury to
persons, or exposure to excessive
microwave energy:
Read all instructions before
installing or using the oven.
Read and follow the specific,
"PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID
POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE
ENERGY" in the "IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS"
section of this manual.
This appliance is intended for
residential use only. Only use
the appliance for its intended
purpose. Install or locate this
appliance only in accordance
with the provided installation
instructions.
This appliance complies with
current safety requirements.
Improper use of the appliance
can lead to personal injury
and material damage.
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Intended use
~ The appliance is intended for
use in domestic households and
similar working and residential
environments.
This appliance is not intended
for outdoor use.
~ The microwave oven is
intended for domestic use only
to cook, defrost, reheat and can
food. Any other use is not
permitted.
~ Do not use the microwave
oven to store or dry flammable
materials. If such items are dried
in the microwave oven, the
moisture contained in the
material evaporates, causing the
items to dry out and
spontaneously combust.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ Persons who are unable to
safely operate the microwave
oven due to limited physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or
because of a lack of experience
or knowledge, may only use the
appliance if they are supervised
while doing so. These persons
may only use the appliance
without supervision if they have
been shown how to use it in a
safe manner, and if they are able
to recognize and understand the
potential risks of improper use.
Safety with children
~ All children must be kept
away from the microwave oven
unless constantly supervised.
~ Children must not be allowed
to clean or maintain the
microwave oven without
supervision.
~ Please supervise any children
in the vicinity of the microwave
oven and do not let them play
with the appliance.
~ Danger of suffocation! Ensure
that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely
and kept out of the reach of
children.
~ Risk of injury! The maximum
allowable weight on the door is
17.6 lbs (8 kg). Do not allow
children to hang, lean or sit on
the door when open.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Technical safety
~ A damaged microwave oven
can be dangerous. Always
check for visible signs of
damage. Never use a damaged
appliance.
~ If the power cord is damaged,
it must be replaced by a Miele
authorized technician in order to
protect the user from harm.
~ Operating a damaged
microwave oven can result in
microwave leakage and pose a
danger to the user. Do not use
the appliance if:
– The door is warped
– The door hinges are loose
– Holes or cracks are visible in
the casing, the door or the walls
of the oven interior.
~ 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
casing of the appliance under
any circumstances.
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~ To avoid damaging the
microwave oven, make sure that
the connection data (voltage and
frequency) on the rating plate
correspond to the building's
power supply before connecting
the appliance. When in doubt,
consult a qualified electrician.
~ Do not use a power strip or
extension cord to connect the
microwave oven to electricity.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ To guarantee the electrical
safety of this appliance,
continuity must exist between the
appliance and an effective
grounding system. This
appliance must be grounded.
Connect only to properly
grounded outlet. It is imperative
that this basic safety requirement
be met. If there is any doubt,
have the electrical system of the
house checked by a qualified
electrician.The electrical safety
of the microwave oven can only
be guaranteed if it has been
connected to a grounding
system that complies with
applicable safety regulations.
Compliance with this
fundamental safety requirement
is extremely important in order to
eliminate damage caused by a
missing or disconnected
grounding system (e.g. electric
shock). When in doubt, have the
building's wiring system
inspected by a qualified
electrician.
~ Repair work should only be
performed by a Miele authorized
service technician. Repairs by
unqualified persons can cause
considerable danger to users.
~ Any repairs not performed by
a Miele authorized service
technician will void the warranty.
~ The microwave oven must be
disconnected from the power
supply during repair work,
cleaning or maintenance.
~ Miele can only guarantee the
safety of the appliance when
genuine original Miele spare
parts are used. Defective
components must only be
replaced by genuine original
Miele spare parts.
~ For safety reasons, the
microwave oven may only be
used when it has been fully
installed.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ If the microwave oven is
installed behind a cabinet door,
it may only be used with the
cabinet door open. Do not close
the cabinet door when the
appliance is in use. Heat and
moisture can build up behind the
door and cause damage to the
appliance and cabinetry. Do not
close the door until the
appliance has cooled down
completely.
~ The microwave oven may not
be used in mobile installations
(e.g. on ships).
Proper use
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID
POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE
ENERGY
Do not attempt to operate this
oven with the door open since
open-door operation can
result in harmful exposure to
microwave energy. It is
important not to damage or
tamper with the safety
interlocks.
Do not place any object
between the oven front and
the door or allow soil or
cleaner residue to accumulate
on sealing surfaces.
Do not operate the oven if it is
damaged. It is particularly
important that the oven door
closes properly and that there
is no damage to the: (1) door
(bent), (2) hinges and latches
(broken or loosened), (3) door
seals and sealing surfaces.
The oven should not be
adjusted or repaired by
anyone except properly
qualified service personnel.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ Always ensure that food is
sufficiently heated.
Many factors will affect the
overall cooking time, including
the type, amount and nature of
the food, its initial temperature,
and changes to the recipe.
Some foods may contain microorganisms which are only
destroyed by thorough cooking.
Therefore, when cooking or
reheating food, it is particularly
important that food is heated at
adequate temperatures for a
sufficient amount of time. When
in doubt, select a longer cooking
or reheating time.
~ It is important that enough
heat is allowed to spread evenly
throughout the food being
cooked.
This can be achieved by stirring
and/or turning the food, and by
observing a sufficiently long
standing time, which should be
added to the time needed for
cooking, reheating or defrosting.
Standing times are "resting"
times in which the heat is
uniformly distributed in the food.
~ Always remember that times
for cooking, reheating and
defrosting in a microwave oven
are usually considerably shorter
than in the case of traditional
methods of food preparation.
Excessively long cooking times
can lead to food drying out and
burning, or may even cause it to
catch fire.
Do not dry bread, rolls, flowers,
herbs, etc., in the microwave
oven as these could also catch
fire.
~ Do not use the microwave
oven to heat up pads or
cushions filled with cherry pits,
wheat grains, lavender or gel,
such as those used in
aromatherapy. These pads can
ignite when heated even after
they have been removed from
the appliance.
~ 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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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ The microwave oven can be
damaged if it is used without
food or when loaded incorrectly.
Therefore, do not use the
appliance to warm empty dishes
or to dry herbs or other similar
items.
~ Always ensure that food or a
browning dish has been placed
in the microwave oven and that
the turntable is in position before
turning on the appliance.
~ Do not cook or reheat food or
liquids in sealed containers, jars
or bottles.
Otherwise, pressure will build up
and can cause the bottle or
container to explode.
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~ When heating food and
drinks, remember that the heat is
created in the food itself, and
that the cookware will normally
be cooler. The dish is only
warmed by the heat of the food.
The temperature of the container
is not an indication of the
temperature of the food or liquid
it contains. Check the food for
the desired temperature after
removing it. This is particularly
important when preparing food
for babies. Shake or stir baby
milk and food thoroughly after
heating, and try it yourself first to
ensure that it will not burn the
baby.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ The boiling stick ensures that
liquids heat up evenly, allowing
bubbles to form at the right time.
place the boiling wand supplied
into the cup or glass.
When boiling and, in particular,
when reheating liquids using
microwave power without the
boiling wand, the boiling point of
the liquid may be reached
without the typical production of
bubbles. The liquid does not boil
evenly throughout. This "boiling
delay" can cause a sudden
buildup of bubbles when the
cookware is removed from the
microwave oven or when it is
shaken. This can ultimately lead
to the liquid boiling over
suddenly and explosively. Burn
hazard!
The formation of bubbles can be
so strong that the pressure
forces the appliance door open.
Risk of injury and damage!
When reheating liquids, always
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ To avoid fueling any flames,
do not open the appliance door
if you see smoke coming from
the food in the oven interior.
Interrupt the current process by
turning off the appliance with the
On/Off button and disconnecting
it from the power.
Do not open the door until the
smoke has dissipated.
~ Never leave the microwave
oven unattended when cooking
with oil or fat.
~ Due to the high temperatures
radiated by the microwave oven,
nearby flammable objects can
catch fire while the appliance is
in use. Do not use the microwave
oven to heat the room.
~ If using alcohol in your
recipes, please be aware that
high temperatures can cause the
alcohol to vaporize and even to
ignite on hot surfaces. Do not
heat undiluted alcohol in the
appliance. Fire hazard!
~ Do not use the microwave
oven to heat up or can food in
sealed containers, such as
canisters or jars, as pressure will
build up in the container and
may cause it to explode.
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~ Food which is stored in the
oven interior or left there to be
kept warm can dry out, and the
moisture released can lead to
corrosion damage in the
microwave oven. The control
panel, countertop and
surrounding cabinetry can also
be damaged.
Always cover food that is left in
the appliance.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ To avoid corrosion on the
stainless steel surfaces of the
microwave oven, thoroughly
wipe away any splashes on the
interior walls from food or liquids
containing salt immediately after
they occur.
~ The oven interior can get hot
during use. Burn hazard! Clean
the appliance interior and
accessories as soon as they
have cooled down. Waiting too
long can make cleaning
unnecessarily difficult and, in
extreme cases, impossible.
Under certain conditions, strong
grease and gunk buildup can
damage the appliance and even
be dangerous. Fire hazard!
Please follow the instructions on
cleaning in "Cleaning and care".
containing wire. Do not use
bowls with milled rims, or plastic
containers without a fully
removed aluminum lid (see
"Suitable cookware for
microwave ovens").
These items can be damaged or
cause a fire hazard.
~ Do not leave the microwave
oven unattended when reheating
or cooking food in disposable
containers made of plastic,
paper or other flammable
materials.
Before using disposable
containers, make sure they are
suitable for use in microwave
ovens. See "Suitable containers
for microwave ovens".
~ Fire hazard! Using
microwave power with
plasticware that is not microwave
safe can cause it to melt and
damage the appliance.
Do not use any containers,
dishware or utensils made of or
containing metal. Do not use
aluminum foil, lead crystal
glassware, temperature-sensitive
plastics, wooden dishes, metal
clips, plastic clips with metal
parts or paper twist ties
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ Do not reheat food in the
microwave oven in heat-retaining
bags intended for normal ovens,
such as bags used for grilled
chicken.
~ Eggs can be cooked without
their shells using microwave
power only if the yolk membrane
has been punctured several
times first. Otherwise, the
pressure may cause the egg
yolk to explode.
~ When eggs are cooked with
their shells in the microwave
oven, they may explode, even
after being removed from the
oven interior. Only cook eggs in
their shells in the microwave
using a specially designed egg
boiler.
Do not reheat hard-boiled eggs
in the microwave oven.
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~ Food with a thick skin or peel,
such as tomatoes, sausage,
potatoes and eggplant, should
be pierced or cut in several
places before heating in order to
allow steam to escape and
prevent the food from bursting.
~ Cookware with hollow knobs
or handles is not suitable for use
in the microwave. Moisture
gathered in the hollow recesses
can cause pressure to build up,
and the item can explode
(unless the recesses are
sufficiently ventilated). We
recommend that you do not use
these types of dishes for cooking
in the microwave oven.
~ To check the food
temperature, interrupt the
cooking process.
Only use a thermometer
specifically approved for use
with food to measure the
temperature. Do not use
thermometers containing
mercury or liquid, as these are
not suitable for use at very high
temperatures and can break
easily.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
~ Do not use a steam cleaner to
clean the microwave oven. The
steam may reach electrical
components and cause a short
circuit.
Stainless steel surfaces
~ Adhesives will damage the
coated stainless steel surface
and cause it to lose its
resistance to grease and grime.
Do not use sticky notes,
transparent adhesive tape,
masking tape or other types of
adhesive on the stainless steel
surface.
~ Stainless steel is easily
scratched. Even magnets can
cause scratching.
Accessories
~ Only use genuine original
Miele accessories and spare
parts. Using accessories or
spare parts from other
manufacturers will void the
warranty, and Miele cannot
accept liability for damage
caused by the use of such parts.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
AND REVIEW THEM
PERIODICALLY
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Appliance description
Oven interior and accessories
a Control panel
d Plate cover
b Turntable
e Boiling stick
c Oven door
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Appliance description
Control panel
f On/Off button K
g Automatic Popcorn program Æ
h Selector knob
for microwave power and automatic programs
(can be turned clockwise and counter-clockwise).
i Clock/timer display
j button (for saving a 1- to 3-stage
program sequence) M
k Appliance settings X
l Clock +
m Selector knob for entering time and weight
(can be turned clockwise and counter-clockwise).
n Timer N
o Stop button U U
p Start / Add one minute /
Minute + button (programmable) c
q Back button # for cancelling last entry
r OK button
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Appliance description
Included accessories
Plate cover
The plate cover supplied must only be
used in the Microwave Solo mode.
It prevents food from drying out and the
oven interior from becoming dirty, and it
accelerates the heating process.
Boiling stick
When heating liquids, the boiling stick
should always be placed in the
container. It helps heat liquids evenly.
These products and other useful
accessories can be ordered via the
Miele website or from your Miele dealer.
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Before first use
Allow the microwave to sit
unpacked for approx. 2 hours after
transport before using it for the first
time.
During this time, the temperature of the
appliance can equalize with the room
temperature.
This is important for the correct
electronic functioning of the appliance.
,Ensure that any packing material
is disposed of safely and kept out of
the reach of children. Danger of
suffocation!
^ Check the appliance for any
damage.
Do not use the microwave oven if:
–The door is warped.
– The door hinges are loose.
– Holes or cracks are visible on the
casing.
Operating the appliance with this
type of damage will result in
microwave leakage and pose a
danger to the user.
^ Clean the oven interior and all
accessories with a soft sponge and
warm water.
^ Remove all packaging material when
unpacking the appliance.
^ Place the enclosed quick guide to
the frame behind the door (as
illustrated), making sure they do not
block any of the vents.
Do not remove the plate cover to the
microwave outlet in the oven interior.
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Principle of operation
How does a microwave oven
work?
Because the heat is produced directly
in the food:
The microwave oven contains a highfrequency tube called a magnetron. It
converts electrical energy into
electromagnetic waves called
microwaves. These microwaves are
then distributed evenly throughout the
oven interior and reflected by its metal
walls, which allows the microwaves to
reach and penetrate the food from all
sides. Distribution of the microwaves is
optimized by an activated turntable.
– Food can generally be cooked with
little liquid or oil.
In order for microwaves to reach the
food, they must be able to penetrate
the cookware being used. Microwaves
can penetrate porcelain, glass,
cardboard and plastics, but not metal.
Therefore, you should not use
containers which are either made of
metal or contain it in any form, such as
gold or silver trim. The metal reflects
the microwaves, which may cause
sparking to occur. The microwaves
cannot be absorbed.
The microwaves will pass through any
suitable cookware and find their way
directly into the food. All food contains
moisture molecules which, when
subjected to microwave energy, begin
to oscillate at a rate of 2.5 billion times
per second. The friction caused by
these vibrations creates heat, which
first starts developing around the
outside of the food and then slowly
penetrates it toward the center. The
more water a food contains, the faster it
is reheated or cooked.
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– Defrosting, heating and cooking is
faster than using a conventional
oven.
– Nutrients, such as vitamins and
minerals, are generally retained.
– The color, texture and taste of food
are not impaired.
The production of microwaves stops
whenever the program is interrupted or
the microwave oven door is opened.
During operation, the closed and intact
door prevents microwaves from
escaping the appliance.
Functions
What can a microwave oven
do?
With a microwave oven, food can be
cooked, reheated or defrosted very
quickly.
You can use the microwave oven in the
following ways:
– Food can be defrosted, reheated or
cooked by entering a power setting
and a time.
– Deep-frozen ready-made meals can
be defrosted and then reheated or
cooked.
– The microwave oven can also be
used as a "little kitchen sidekick," e.g.
to proof dough, to melt chocolate
and butter, to dissolve gelatin, to
prepare glazes or to can small
amounts of fruit, vegetables and
meat.
What operating modes does
the microwave have?
Microwave Solo mode
Suitable for defrosting, reheating and
cooking.
Automatic Programs
You can choose from the following
automatic programs:
– Nine defrosting programs
(): Ad 1 to Ad 9),
– Three cooking programs for frozen
food
() 2: Ac 1 to Ac 3 )
– And four cooking programs for fresh
food
(2: Ac 4 to Ac 7).
These programs are weight-dependent,
which means that you will need enter
the weight of the food.
The weight can be displayed in grams
(g) or pounds (lb). See "Changing
settings" for more information.
In addition to these, there is also the
automatic Popcorn program Æ.
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Suitable cookware for microwave ovens
Microwaves
Material and shape
The material and shape of the
cookware used affect the reheating and
cooking time. Flat cookware with a
circular or oval shape generally work
best, since the food will heat more
evenly than in square or rectangular
cookware.
– are reflected by metal,
Cookware with hollow knobs or
handles in which moisture can
accumulate is not suitable for use in
microwave ovens, except when
these hollow recesses are
sufficiently ventilated.
Otherwise, pressure can buildup,
which may cause the recesses to
explode. Risk of injury!
Metal
– pass through glass, porcelain,
plastic and cardboard,
– and are absorbed by food.
,Fire hazard!
Cookware that is not microwave
safe can be destroyed and may
damage the microwave oven.
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Metal containers, aluminum foil,
metal utensils, and dishware
containing metal (decoration such
as gold rims or cobalt blue) must not
be used in the microwave oven.
Metal reflects microwaves and thus
hinders the cooking process.
Avoid using plastic containers
where the aluminum lid has not
been completely removed.
Suitable cookware for microwave ovens
Exceptions:
Glassware
– Ready-made meals in aluminum foil
trays
Heat-resistant glass or ceramic glass
are ideal for use with microwave power.
can be defrosted and reheated in the
microwave oven. Important: Remove
the lid and make sure the foil tray is at
least 1" (2.5 cm) from the oven walls at
all times.
Since food will only be heated from the
top in this case, it is better to remove it
from the aluminum foil tray and transfer
it to a microwave safe cookware. The
heat distribution will then be more even.
When using aluminum foil trays,
crackling and arcing can occur.
Make sure that the aluminum foil is
at least 1" (2.5 cm) from the oven
walls at all times. It may not touch
the walls.
Crystal glassware is unsuitable
because it contains lead which
could cause the glass to crack in
the microwave oven.
Porcelain
Porcelain is a suitable material.
Do not use porcelain that has metal
trim, such as a gold edge, or hollow
knobs or handles.
Earthenware
Decorated earthenware is only suitable
if the decoration is beneath the glaze.
Earthenware can get very hot.
– 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 colors
Some glazes and colors contain
metal substances.
This makes the dishes they cover
unsuitable for use in the microwave
oven.
Wood
Wooden containers are not suitable.
Moisture contained in the wood
evaporates during the cooking
process, causing the wood to dry
and crack.
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Suitable cookware for microwave ovens
Plastics
Plasticware must only be used in the
Microwave Solo mode.
It must be heat-resistant and able to
withstand temperatures of at least
230°F (110°C). Otherwise, the
plastic may melt and fuse with the
food.
Special microwave-safe plasticware is
also available from retail stores.
Plasticware made of melamine is not
suitable for use in the microwave oven.
It absorbs microwave energy and
becomes very hot. Before purchasing
plasticware, make sure the material is
microwave safe.
Plastic cooking bags can be used
for cooking and reheating food.
They should be pierced beforehand
so that steam can escape. This
prevents a buildup of steam and
reduces the risk of the bag bursting.
Specially designed steam cooking
bags that do not need to be pierced
are also available. Follow the
instructions listed on the packaging.
Do not use metal clips, plastic clips
with metal parts or paper twist ties
containing wire. They can ignite
when heated.
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Disposable containers
Disposable containers made of plastic
must meet the requirements indicated
under "Plastics" to be suitable for use in
the microwave.
Do not leave the appliance
unattended when reheating or
cooking food in disposable
containers made of plastic, paper or
other flammable materials.
Protect the environment by avoiding the
use of disposable containers.
Suitable cookware for microwave ovens
The plate cover
– Prevents too much steam from
escaping, especially during longer
reheating times.
– Speeds up the cooking process.
– Prevents food from drying out.
– Helps keep the oven interior clean.
Always cover food with the microwavesafe cover supplied.
,Sealed containers and glass
jars, such as jars of baby food, must
be opened before they are placed
in the microwave oven.
Do not cook or reheat food or liquids
in sealed containers, jars or bottles.
With baby bottles, the screw top
and nipple must be removed.
Otherwise, pressure builds up which
can cause the bottle or container to
explode.
Do not use a lid or cover if:
– Food coated with breadcrumbs is
being cooked.
– Cooking meals which are to be given
a crisp finish.
,The plate cover must only ever
be used with the Microwave Solo
mode.
You can also use microwave-safe
plastic wrap in place of the cover.
Use plastic wrap that is recommended
for use in a microwave oven. Heat can
cause common household plastic wrap
to become deformed and fuse with the
food.
Because the cover can only
withstand temperatures of up to
230°F (110°C), it should only be
used in the microwave oven and
solely in the Microwave Solo mode.
At temperatures in excess of 230°F
(110°C), the plastic can melt and
fuse with the food.
The cover should not form a seal
with the cookware. If the cover is
used with cookware that only has a
narrow diameter, there may not be
enough room for condensation to
escape through the side openings
of the cover. The cover will overheat
and may begin to melt.
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Clock display
,The microwave oven may not be
Resetting the clock
operated until it has been properly
installed in a cabinet.
Setting the clock
^ Connect the appliance to the power
supply.
"12:00" lights up in the display, and
the + symbol flashes until the
current time of day is set.
^ Touch the + button.
The + symbol will flash in the display
for a few seconds.
^ While the + symbol is flashing, use
the selector knob to change the
clock.
^ Touch the OK or + button to confirm,
otherwise the clock will reset to the
original time.
Hidden clock display
^ Turn the selector knob to set the
clock.
^ Touch the "OK" or "+" button to
confirm.
The new time setting is then applied.
You can switch between the 24-hour
and 12-hour format (see "Changing
settings").
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If the appliance has not been used in
approx. 10 minutes, the clock will be
hidden and continue to run in the
background. The display will be dark.
The appliance is turned off and must be
switched on using the ON/OFF button
K 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
Closing the door
If the microwave oven is in use,
opening the door will interrupt the
current program.
If the door was opened while the
microwave was in use, touch the "Start"
button to resume the interrupted
program.
,Risk of injury! The maximum
allowable weight on the door is 17.6
lbs (8 kg). Do not allow children to
hang, lean or sit on the door when
open.
Placing dishes in the
microwave
Ideally, the dish should be placed in
the middle of the oven interior.
Starting a program
Use the appropriate selector to choose
the microwave power level and the
cooking time.
^ Use the power selector to choose the
desired power level.
The h symbol and the power level
selected will light up in the display.
"0:00" flashes for the minute entry.
Turntable
The turntable helps the food to cook,
reheat or defrost evenly.
Do not operate the microwave
without the turntable in place.
The turntable begins turning
automatically when a program is
started.
Do not cook, reheat or defrost food
directly on the turntable. Make sure that
the dish is not larger in size than the
turntable.
You can choose from 7 different power
levels.
The higher the power level, the more
microwaves reach the food.
Turn or stir food during cooking, or turn
the dish, so that it heats up evenly.
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Operation
When heating up foods that cannot be
stirred or turned during cooking, or
foods with very different consistencies,
it is best to use a lower microwave
power level.
– The frequency with which the food is
stirred or turned.
Frequent stirring or turning heats the
food more evenly, and it is therefore
ready in less time.
This ensures that the heat is distributed
evenly. Heat for long enough to cook
the food properly.
– The amount of food.
As a general rule:
Double the quantity = nearly twice
the time
For a smaller quantity of food, the
cook time decreases proportionately.
– The shape and material of the
dishware.
^ Touch the "Start" button to start the
program.
The interior lighting comes on.
^ Set the required time using the
selector knob.
You can choose any length of time
between 10 seconds and 90 minutes.
Exception: If the maximum power level
is selected, you can set a time of up to
15 minutes. The machine with
automatically decrease to a 600 W
power level to protect from overheating
(protection from overheating will appear
in the display).
The time required depends on:
– The initial temperature of the food.
Food taken from the refrigerator will
need longer to reheat, cook, etc.
than food already at room
temperature.
– The type and texture of the food.
Fresh vegetables contain more water
and cook more quickly than stored
vegetables.
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A program can only be started if the
door is closed.
"Door" message
The "Door" message in the display is a
reminder that the appliance cannot be
used without food inside it.
Operating the microwave without
food can damage the appliance.
If the door has been closed for 20
minutes or longer when the "Start"
button is touched, the word door will
appear in the display to remind you to
open the door and make sure there is
food in the appliance before you touch
"Start". You cannot start a program until
you do this.
Operation
Interrupting or resuming a
program
At any time you can . . .
. . . interrupt a program:
or alternatively:
^ Touch the "Start" button during
operation to increase the cooking
time. Each touch of the button
increases the time by another minute.
(Exception: The time increases by 30
seconds when the microwave oven is
being used at maximum power.)
Cancelling a program
^ Touch the U U button, or open the
appliance door.
The time stops counting down.
. . . resume a program:
^ Close the door and touch the "Start"
button.
The program will continue.
Changing the settings
After starting the program, if you
determine that . . .
. . . the microwave power level is too
high or too low:
^ Select a new power level.
^ Touch the U U button, or open the
appliance door.
The time stops counting down.
^ Touch the # button.
At the end of a program
A signal will sound when the cooking
program is complete. The oven interior
lighting goes out.
The signal repeats several times. Then,
a brief reminder signal sounds at
regular intervals for a period of time
following the end of the program. It is
possible to deactivate these functions
(see "Changing settings").
^ If you would like to stop the signal,
touch the # button.
. . . the time entered is too short or too
long:
^ Interrupt the program (touch the U U
button), use the selector knob to set
a new time, and resume the program
(touch the "Start" button),
or alternatively:
^ Use directly the selector knob to set
a new time, and resume the program
(touch the "Start" button),
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Operation
Keep-warm function
Reprogramming saved times
The keep-warm function will turn on
automatically at 80 W for a maximum of
15 minutes approx. 2 minutes after the
end of a cooking program that was run
at a power level of least 450 W,
provided that the door remains closed
and no buttons are tapped.
You can change the saved cooking
times.
h, 80 W and H:H will appear in the
display.
Opening the door or operating one of
the buttons or selectors while the keepwarm function is in progress will cancel
the function.
The keep-warm function cannot be set
as a separate function.
You can deactivate this function (see
"Changing settings").
Minute + (programmable)
Tapping the "Start /c" button is
sufficient to start the appliance
operating at maximum power.
Three cooking times are stored in the
memory:
^ 30 sec: Touch "Start /c" button once
^ 1 min: Touch "Start /c" button twice
^ 2 min: Touch "Start /c" button three
times
Touching "Start /c" four times in a row
will return you to the first saved time,
etc.
The cooking time can be increased
during operation by tapping the "Start"
button. Each time the "Start" button is
tapped, the duration is increased by
another 30 seconds.
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^ Use the "Start /c" button to select the
time you wish to reprogram (touch
once, twice or three times) and hold
the "Start /c" button.
^ While holding the "Start" button,
change the time using the selector
knob (max. 15 minutes).
The modified program will run when
the "Start /c" button is released.
If there is a power outage the
reprogrammed times will no longer
be saved and must be reset.
Operation
System lock
The system lock prevents unauthorized
operation of the appliance.
To activate the system lock
After a few seconds, the display
switches to the clock and the 0
symbol.
Nearly all appliance functions are now
locked. Only the timer can be used
when the system lock is active (see
"Timer").
If there is a power outage, the
system lock will need to be
reactivated.
^ Touch the X button.
0 and P light up in the display, and
the X symbol flashes.
To deactivate the system lock
^ If you would like to deactivate the
system lock, touch and hold the OK
button until a signal sounds.
The 0 symbol will disappear.
^ Turn the selector knob until S 0
shows in the display.
S 0 and X light up in the display,
and 0 flashes.
^ Confirm with OK.
S 0 lights up in the display and 0
flashes.
^ Turn the selector knob until S I
appears in the display.
S I lights up in the display, and 0
flashes.
^ Confirm with OK.
X and S I light up in the display, and
0 flashes.
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Operation
Timer
Reprogramming the timer
The timer can be used to keep track of
other activities in the kitchen, e.g.
boiling eggs. The time set counts down
in one-second increments.
^ Touch the U U button.
The current timer countdown is
interrupted.
^ Use the selector knob to change the
time.
^ Touch the "Start /c" button to resume
the timer countdown.
Timer + Cooking program
^ Touch the N.
button. "00:00" flashes in the display,
and the N symbol lights up.
^ Set the desired time using the
selector knob.
^ Touch the "Start" button to start the
timer.
It will also start on its own after a few
seconds if the "Start" button is not
pressed.
^ When the set time has elapsed, "0:00"
appears and the N symbol flashes.
^ Touch the # button once. The N
symbol disappears and the clock is
shown.
Otherwise, the signal will repeat several
times before the time begins to count
upwards in seconds, indicating the
amount of time that has passed since
the set time elapsed.
The timer can be used at the same time
as a cooking program and will count
down in the background.
^ Touch the N button while the
program is in process.
"00:00" flashes in the display, and the
N symbol lights up.
^ Set the desired time using the
selector knob.
^ After a few seconds the timer will
begin to count down.
A few seconds after this, the display
will change again to show the current
cooking time counting down. The N
symbol indicates that the time is
counting down in the background.
Do not touch the "Start" button to start
the timer in this case. This will increase
the duration of the current cooking
program by one minute.
Remaining time
^ Touch the N button.
The remaining time on the timer will
show in the display.
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Using the automatic programs
All automatic programs are weightdependent.
Ad 8 ½ Cakes
(4 oz - 3 lbs 1 oz (0.1 – 1.4 kg))
The weight of the food can be
displayed in either grams (g) or pounds
(lb). See "Changing settings" for more
information.
Ad 9 ¾ Bread
(4 oz - 3 lbs 5 oz (0.1 – 1.5 kg))
This program is particularly suitable for
defrosting sliced bread. If possible,
place individual slices of bread in the
microwave oven, or carefully separate
them from one another at the halfway
signal.
After selecting a program, enter the
weight of the food. The microwave oven
automatically calculates the time
according to the weight entered.
After cooking, let 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 )
Nine programs are available for
defrosting different types of food. The
recommended standing time for Ad 5 is
up to 30 minutes, depending on the
weight, and approx. 10 minutes for the
other programs.
Ad 1 ¹ Steak, cutlets
(8 oz - 3 lbs 5 oz (0.2 - 1.5 kg))
Ad 2 % Roasts
(8 oz - 4 lbs 6 oz (0.2 - 2.0 kg))
Ad 3 º Ground meat
(8 oz - 3 lbs 5 oz (0.2 - 1.5 kg))
Ad 4 ¼ Chicken drumsticks
(8 oz - 3lbs 5 oz (0.2 - 1.5 kg))
Ad 5 ‰ Chicken
(1 lb 13 oz - 8 lbs 13 oz (0.8 - 4.0 kg))
Ad 6 Â Fish fillet
(6 oz - 3 lbs 5 oz (0.15 –1.5 kg))
Automatic Cooking
There are three programs for frozen
food and four programs for fresh food.
The standing time for each program is
approx. 2 minutes.
Cooking frozen food ) 2
Ac 1 # Vegetables
(2 oz - 4 lbs 6 oz (0.05 - 2.0 kg))
Ac 2 ¿ Frozen dinners, (can be
stirred) (11 oz - 2 lbs 3 oz (0.3 - 1.0 kg))
Ac 3
Casseroles and gratins (8 oz
- 2 lbs 10 oz (0.2 - 1.2 kg))
Cooking fresh food 2
Ac 4 # Vegetables
(2 oz - 4 lbs 6 oz (0.05 - 2.0 kg))
Ac 5 À Potatoes
(4 oz - 3 lbs 5 oz (0.1 - 1.5 kg))
Ac 6 Ã Rice
(2 oz - 1 lb 1 oz (0.05 - 0.5 kg))
Ac 7 Ä Fish fillet in sauce
(15 oz - 4 lbs 6 oz (0.4 - 2.0 kg))
Ad 7 $ Fish, whole
(6 oz - 3 lbs 5 oz (0.15 - 1.5 kg))
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Using the automatic programs
^ Use the selector knob to change the
weight.
^ Touch OK.
The time corresponding to the weight
entered appears in the display, and the
start symbol flashes.
^ Touch the "Start" button.
^ Turn the power selector to c.
The symbol for the first available
automatic program will appear in the
display: The microwave power
symbol h and Ad: I light up, and the
defrost symbol ) flashes.
The time begins to count down and h
lights up, as well as ) and/or 2.
A signal will sound halfway through the
cooking time.
^ Interrupt the program to turn or stir
the food, and then resume the
program.
If necessary, the programmed times
can be extended by a few minutes
during operation by touching the "Start"
button repeatedly until the desired time
shows in the display. For all programs,
it is only possible to extend the time by
a few minutes.
^ Turn the selector knob until the
desired automatic program appears
in the display:
e.g. the Ad 5 ‰ program for
defrosting chicken.
^ Touch OK.
Either "g" or "lb" flashes in the display as
a prompt to enter the weight, and the
symbol for microwave power h lights
up, as well as ) and/or 2, depending
on which group the selected automatic
program belongs to.
The minimum weight for the selected
automatic program also continues to
show in the display.
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A signal will sound when the cooking
program is complete.
The lighting in the oven interior goes
out.
Using the automatic programs
Popcorn Æ
This automatic program is suitable for
making microwave popcorn.
Microwave popcorn is sold in stores in
various different packaging units. This
program is designed for use with a
packaging unit of approx. 4 oz. For
packaging units of a different size, the
cooking time can be changed within a
certain interval (see "Changing
settings").
However, it is not possible to change
the time of the program that is currently
running.
This program is not suitable for
making popcorn from kernels.
Only use this automatic program for
popcorn which is specifically
labelled as microwave popcorn.
^ Touch Æ.
The program will start after a short time.
It will start immediately if you touch the
"Start" button.
You will soon hear the first kernels
popping.
^ Stop the program before the end if
the popping noises become
infrequent. Follow the instructions on
the packaging.
The bag gets very hot.
Use caution when removing from the
microwave.
^ Place the bag on the turntable
according to the instructions on the
packaging.
Make sure that the bag has enough
room to expand. If it comes into
contact with the wall of the oven
interior and gets stuck there, a heat
buildup may occur.
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Recipes for automatic programs 2
Here you will find a few suggested
recipes for the automatic "Cooking
fresh food 2" programs, which you can
add to or modify as desired.
It is important to follow the weight
guidelines for each program. If
these weights are exceeded, the
food will not be sufficiently cooked.
AC 4 # Vegetables
Place the prepared vegetables in a
container. Depending on the freshness
and moisture content of the vegetables,
add 3-4 tbsps. water and a little salt or
other seasoning. Enter the weight
including the water, place the covered
cooking container on the turntable and
cook. Halfway through the cooking
time, a signal will sound, prompting you
to turn or stir the food.
When cooking vegetables in a sauce,
the weight entered must include the
sauce. Do not exceed the maximum
weight guidelines.
Carrots in a chervil cream sauce
(serves 2)
Preparation time: 25 - 35 minutes
3/4 lb (350 g) carrots, washed and
peeled
1/3 tbsp (5 g) butter
1/4 cup (50 ml) vegetable stock
(instant)
1/3 cup (75 g) crème fraîche
1 tbsp. white wine
Salt and pepper
A pinch of sugar
1
/2 tsp mustard
1-2 tbsp fresh chervil, chopped, or 1
tbsp dried chervil, chopped
Approx. 1 tbsp thickener
Cut the carrots into sticks or slices
(approx. 1/8 in (3-4 mm) thick) and
place in a cooking container.
Combine the rest of the ingredients to
make a smooth sauce, and pour over
the carrots.
Cover and cook. Stir when the signal
sounds halfway through the cooking
time.
Setting: Cooking fresh food Ac 4 1
Weight: 1 lb 3 oz (525 g)
Place cooking container on the
turntable
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Recipes for automatic programs 2
Ac 5 À Potatoes
Ac 6 Ã Rice
This program can be used to cook
peeled, new and bouillon potatoes.
Enter the weight for the potatoes and
the cooking liquid.
Use this program to cook rice in the
microwave. Enter the weight of the dry
rice.
For peeled potatoes, peel, wash and
drain the potatoes and place them in a
cooking container. Season with a little
salt, cover and cook.
Add boiling water to the rice using a
ratio of 1 part rice to 2 parts water.
Cook uncovered.
When cooking new potatoes, add
approx. 1 tbsp water per potato. If
cooking the potatoes in their skins,
pierce the skins several times with a
fork or skewer before cooking, then
cover the container and cook.
Golden curried potatoes
(serves 3)
Preparation time: 25 - 35 minutes
1 lb 2 oz (500 g) peeled potatoes
1 onion, finely diced
3/4 tbsp (10 g) butter
1 – 2 tbsp curry powder
1 cup (250 ml) vegetable stock (instant)
1/4 cup (50 ml) cream
1/4 lb (125 g) peas (frozen)
Salt and pepper
Cut the potatoes into large cubes
(approx. 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in (3 x 3 cm)), or
use small potatoes.
Place all of the ingredients into a
suitable container and mix well.
Cover and cook. Stir when the signal
sounds halfway through the cooking
time.
Setting: Cooking fresh food Ac 5 À
Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz (1000 g)
Place cooking container on the
turntable
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Recipes for automatic programs 2
Ac 7 Ä Fish fillet in sauce
Fish curry
(serves 4)
Preparation time: 35 - 45 minutes
11 oz (300 g) pineapple pieces
1 bell pepper, red
1 small banana
1 lbs 2 oz (500 g) firm white fish
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp (30 g) butter
1/2 cup (100 ml) white wine
1/2 cup (100 ml) pineapple juice
Salt, sugar and chili pepper
2 tbsp thickener
Dice the fish and place in a suitable
container. Drizzle with lemon juice.
Quarter the peppers, remove the seeds
and pith and cut into narrow strips. Peel
and slice the banana. Add to the fish
along with the pepper and pineapple
pieces and mix well. Add the butter.
Mix together the wine, juice, spices and
thickener to make a smooth sauce and
pour over the fish. Mix everything
thoroughly, then cover and cook.
Setting: Cooking fresh food Ac 7 Ä
Weight: approx. 2 lbs 10 oz (1200 g)
Place cooking container on the
turntable
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Saving your favorite programs
One favorite program can be saved into
memory. This program can be used for
your most frequently cooked recipe.
The program can have up to 3 stages
(for example: 1 minute at 600 W,
followed by 2 minutes at 450 W, and
finally 3 minutes at 150 W).
Programming
(The example given is for a three-stage
program.)
^ Touch OK.
^ Next, select the second power level
and duration.
^ Confirm with OK.
^ Now select the third power level and
duration, and then touch OK.
^ Once you have finished
programming, turn the power
selector to the 12 o'clock position.
^ Turn the power selector to the 12
o'clock position.
You can then use the selector knob to
scroll through your entries and check
them.
^ Start the program to save the entry.
Do not run the entire program unless
there is food in the appliance.
^ Touch M.
"1" will flash in the display.
^ Select the power level and duration
for the first stage.
If there is no food in the appliance,
touch the U U button as soon as you
have started the program to prevent
the appliance from being damaged.
One- and two-stage programs can be
saved in the same way. The
programming process is completed by
moving the power selector to the 12
o'clock position and then touching the
"Start" button.
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Saving your favorite programs
Using the favorite program
^ Turn the power selector to the 12
o'clock position.
^ Touch M.
^ Turn the selector knob to view the
individual program stages.
^ Touch the "Start" button.
If there is a power outage, the
program will no longer be saved
and must be reentered.
Changing an entry
You can override the previously saved
program by entering a new program.
^ Turn the power selector to the 12
o'clock position.
^ Touch M.
The first program stage appears in
the display.
^ Touch OK to change the first stage.
"1" will flash in the display.
^ Enter the new program sequence as
described above.
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Changing settings
Some of the appliance's factory default
settings can be changed if desired.
See the chart on the following page for
the different options available.
The original factory settings are marked
in the chart with an asterisk*.
To change a setting, proceed as
follows:
^ Turn the selector knob if you wish to
change the status (see chart), and
confirm your entry by touching OK
(for P 8 and P 0, hold OK for approx.
4 seconds).
The change is then saved to the
memory. P will appear in the display
again, together with the number for the
setting.
The other settings can be changed in
the same way.
If you do not wish to change the setting
shown and would like to move to
another setting, touch #.
^ Touch X.
In the display, X will flash and P and
0 will light up.
^ Touch X if you are finished changing
settings.
Changes to the settings remain
saved during a power outage.
If there is too long of a pause before the
next entry, the clock will reappear in the
display. If this happens, repeat your
entries.
^ Touch OK.
P I will appear in the display.
^ Use the selector knob to choose the
setting that you wish to change (P I
to P 11 and P 0). Turn it until the
desired setting shows in the display.
^ Then, touch OK to call up the setting.
The status that is currently valid
appears in the display, e.g. S 1, etc.
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Changing settings
Settings
Available settings (* factory default)
P I
S 0 *
Clock display
S I
If the appliance has not been used for a
longer period of time, the clock will be
hidden and continue to run in the
background. The appliance is turned off and
must be turned on before it can be used
again.
The clock is turned on and remains visible.
The appliance is ready for use.
P 2 Signal tone
volume
S 0
S I
to
S 7 *
Signal tones are turned off.
Signal tones are switched on. You can
change the volume of the tone. The tone
assigned to a status will sound when the
status is selected.
P 3 Keypad tone
S 0
S I *
Keypad tones are turned off.
Keypad tones are turned on.
P 4 Clock
24 h
12 h *
The 24-hour clock display is active.
The 12-hour clock display is active.
P 5 Reminder signal
S 0
S I *
The reminder signal is turned off.
The reminder signal sounds every 5 minutes
for a period of time after the end of the
program.
P 6 Unit of weight
S I
S 2 *
Food weight is displayed in grams (g).
Food weight is displayed in pounds (lb).
P 7 Display brightness S I
to
S 7,
S 4 *
Different levels of brightness can be set. The
brightness assigned to a status will appear
when the status is selected.
P 8 Demo mode
(for presentations
in dealer
showrooms or at
trade shows)
S 0 *
S I
Demo mode is deactivated.
Demo mode is activated. When a button or
selector is operated, MES_ shows briefly in
the display. The appliance can be operated,
but the microwave function does not work.
P 9 Keep-warm
function
S 0
S I *
The keep-warm function is turned off.
The keep-warm function is switched on.
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Changing settings
P I0 "Door" message
S 0
S I *
The "Door" message does not appear.
The "Door" message appears if the door has
not been opened in the last 20 minutes
before "Start" is pressed. "Start" is then
blocked.
P II Popcorn
2:30
2:40
2:50
The maximum duration for this program can
be altered between these values.
03:20 *
03:50
P 0 Factory default
S O
S I *
Factory default settings have been changed.
Factory default settings have been restored,
or have not been changed.
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Reheat
Select the following microwave power
levels to reheat food and drinks:
Drinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 900 W
Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 W
Food for babies and toddlers . . . 450 W
,Be sure that baby/toddler food
does not become too hot. Heat for
only 1/2 to 1 minute at 450 W.
If you are unsure whether a sufficiently
high temperature has been reached,
continue reheating a little longer.
Larger amounts of food should be
stirred or turned 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
Tips for reheating
Always use a lid or cover for reheating
food, except when a drier finish is
desired, e.g. breaded poultry/meat.
,Always remove the lids from
jars, especially jars of baby food.
Remove the screw cap and nipple
before warming baby bottles.
When reheating liquids, place the
boiling stick supplied with the
appliance into the cup or glass.
Never reheat hard boiled eggs in a
microwave oven, even without the
shell. The eggs can explode.
Food taken straight from the refrigerator
will take longer to reheat than food
stored at room temperature. The
cooking time required depends on the
texture of the food, its initial
temperature and the amount to be
cooked.
Always ensure that food is
sufficiently reheated.
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Be careful when removing dishes
from the appliance. They may be
hot.
Although heat is not normally produced
in the cookware itself by the
microwaves (apart from stoneware),
heat is transferred from the food to the
cookware, which can cause the
cookware to become hot.
Allow food to stand at room
temperature for a few minutes after
reheating so that the heat can spread
evenly throughout the food and so that
a consistent temperature is reached.
,After reheating food/drinks,
especially for babies and small
children, stir it or shake the
cookware and check that the
temperature does not pose any
danger.
Cooking
Place the food in a microwave-safe
cookware and cover it.
When cooking, it is recommended to
initially select a power level of 900 W
and then, when the food is hot, reduce
the power level to 450 W for a more
gentle continued cooking.
For dishes such as rice or pudding,
first select a power level of 900 W, and
then reduce it to 150 W for simmering.
Tips for cooking
The cooking time for vegetables
depends on their texture.
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
will take longer to cook than food which
has been kept at room temperature.
Stir or turn food from time to time during
cooking to help it cook more evenly.
Ensure that foods that spoil quickly,
such as fish, are thoroughly cooked
for an appropriate length of time.
Food with a thick skin or peel, such
as tomatoes, sausages, potatoes
(cooked in their skins) and eggplant,
should be pierced or the skin cut in
several places before cooking to allow
steam to escape and prevent the food
from bursting.
When cooking eggs in their shells in
the microwave oven, you must use a
specially designed egg boiler.
Otherwise, the eggs will explode,
even after being removed from the
oven interior.
Eggs can be cooked without their shells
in the microwave oven only if the yolk
membrane has been punctured several
times first. The pressure could
otherwise cause the egg yolk to
explode.
After cooking
Be careful when removing dishes
from the appliance. They may be
hot.
Although heat is not normally produced
in the cookware itself by the
microwaves (apart from stoneware),
heat is transferred from the food to the
container, which can cause the
container to become hot.
Allow food to stand at room
temperature for a few minutes (standing
time) after cooking so that the heat can
spread evenly throughout the food and
so that a consistent temperature is
reached.
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Defrosting / Defrosting and reheating or cooking
Do not refreeze partially or fully
defrosted food. Consume defrosted
food as soon as possible, as it will
lose its nutritional value and spoil if
left for too long. Defrosted food may
only be refrozen after it has been
cooked.
Defrost
Select the following microwave power
settings to defrost food:
– 80 W
for defrosting very delicate food,
such as cream, butter, cream cakes
and cheese.
– 150 W
for defrosting all other foods.
Remove the frozen food from its
packaging and place in a microwavesafe container. Do not cover. Turn, stir
or separate the food about halfway
through the defrosting time.
To defrost meat, unpack the frozen
meat and place it on an overturned
plate in a glass or porcelain cookware
so that the meat juice can drip off and
be collected. Turn from time to time
during defrosting.
When defrosting poultry, be sure to
strictly observe food hygiene rules.
Do not use the liquid from the
defrosted poultry.
Risk of salmonella poisoning!
Always follow USDA guidelines on
food safety.
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Meat, poultry and fish do not need to
be fully defrosted before cooking.
Defrost the food until its surface is soft
enough to accommodate herbs and
seasoning.
Defrosting followed by
reheating or cooking
Deep-frozen food can be defrosted and
immediately reheated or cooked.
After defrosting, select 900 W and then
450 W.
Remove the food from its packaging
and place in a covered microwave-safe
container for defrosting and reheating
or cooking. Exception: Ground beef
should be left uncovered while cooking.
Foods containing large amounts of
liquid, such as soups and vegetables,
should be stirred several times during
the process. Carefully separate and
turn slices of meat halfway through.
Turn pieces of fish at the halfway mark.
After defrosting followed by
reheating or cooking
Allow the food to stand at room
temperature for a few minutes so that
the heat can spread evenly throughout
the food.
Canning
You can use the microwave to can
small amounts of fruit, vegetables and
meat in glass jars. Prepare the items as
you normally would.
Do not fill the jars more than 1" (2.5 cm)
below the rim.
Only use clear adhesive tape or
microwave-safe clips to close the
jars.
Never use metal clips or jars with
screw-on lids.
Do not use canisters for canning.
When canisters are used, excess
pressure is produced which may
cause the canisters to explode. Risk
of injury and damage!
The amount of time required for the
contents in all jars to start bubbling
evenly is as follows:
1 jar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . approx. 3 minutes
2 jars . . . . . . . . . . . . . approx. 6 minutes
3 jars . . . . . . . . . . . . . approx. 9 minutes
4 jars . . . . . . . . . . . . approx. 12 minutes
This is enough time for canning fruit
and cucumbers.
For vegetables, reduce the power to
450 W once the contents start
bubbling.
Cook
- Carrots for approx. 15 minutes
- Peas for approx. 25 minutes.
After canning
For best results, use no more than four
1 pint (1/2 - -liter) jars at a time when
canning. Place the jars on the turntable.
Remove jars from the oven interior,
cover with a towel and leave to set in a
location protected from drafts for
approx. 24 hours.
Remove the clips or the adhesive tape
and make sure that all glasses are
sealed properly.
Set the power level to 900 W and bring
the jar contents to a boil. The amount of
time required for this depends on:
– The initial temperature of the
contents.
– The number of jars.
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Suggested uses
Food
Melting butter
Quantity
Power
level
(in W)
Time
(min)
Notes
7 tbsp (100 g)
450
1:00 – 1:10 Do not cover.
Melting
chocolate
4 oz (100 g)
450
3:00 – 3:30 Do not cover.
Stir halfway through melting.
Dissolving gelatin
1 packet +
5 tbsp water
450
00:10 –
00:30
Preparing flan
topping/fruit glaze
1 packet +
1 cup (250 ml)
liquid
450
4–5
Do not cover.
Stir halfway through heating.
Starter made with
1/2 cup (100 g)
flour
80
3–5
Cover and leave to proof.
1 oz (20 g)
600
00:10 –
00:20
Place on a plate, do not cover.
1/2 cup (125 ml)
150
1–2
Heat uncovered at low power to
bring out flavor.
4 oz (100 g)
900
2 – 2:30
Softening
ice cream
1/2 gallon (500 g)
150
1–3
Place open ice cream container
in microwave oven.
Skinning
tomatoes
3 tomatoes
450
6–7
Cut a cross into the top of each
tomato, cover, and heat in a little
water. The skins will slip off
easily. The tomatoes can get
very hot.
1 lb (300 g)
strawberries, 1 1/2
cups (300 g) sugar
900
7–9
Mix the fruit and sugar
in a deep
container, cover and cook.
Yeast dough
Chocolate
marshmallows
Salad
dressings
Bacon
Preparing
strawberry jam
Do not cover.
Stir halfway through dissolving.
Place on paper towel, do not
cover.
The information provided in this chart is intended as a guide only.
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Cleaning and care
Do not use a steam-cleaner to clean
the microwave oven.
Steam can reach the live electrical
components of the appliance and
cause a short circuit.
Oven interior and inside of
door
,The oven interior can get hot
during use. Burn hazard!
Clean the appliance interior as soon
as the microwave has cooled down.
Waiting too long can make cleaning
unnecessarily difficult and, in
extreme cases, impossible.
Under certain conditions, heavy
grease and grime can damage the
appliance and even be dangerous.
Fire hazard!
The oven interior and inside of the door
can be cleaned using a damp cloth
with a mild cleaner or liquid dish soap
mixed with water. Wipe dry with a soft
cloth.
For grease and grime, heat a glass of
water for 2 to 3 minutes until the water
begins to boil. The steam will collect on
the walls and soften the buildup.
The oven interior can now be wiped
clean (with liquid dish soap if
necessary).
Do not remove the plate cover to the
microwave outlet in the oven interior.
Do not let water or any objects
penetrate the vents in the appliance.
Wring out cloths before using them
to wipe out the oven interior to
prevent moisture from getting into
the openings.
Do not use abrasive cleaners, since
these will scratch the appliance
surfaces.
To neutralize odors in the microwave
oven, put a cup of water with some
lemon juice in the oven interior and heat
for a few minutes, or until boiling.
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Cleaning and care
The door should be kept clean at all
times and checked at regular intervals
for any signs of damage.
,If you notice any damage to the
door, do not use the appliance until
the defect has been repaired by a
Miele authorized technician.
To clean the oven interior:
^ Always keep the roller ring and the
oven floor below the turntable clean
so that the turntable can turn
smoothly.
^ Clean the contact surfaces between
the turntable and the roller ring.
Do not turn the support manually, as
this could damage the drive motor.
^ Remove the turntable and wash it
either in the dishwasher or by hand
with liquid dish soap and water.
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Cleaning and care
Appliance front
Do not let water or any objects get
into or block the air vents in the door
frame.
To avoid damaging the surfaces
when cleaning, do not use any of the
following:
– Cleaning products containing soda,
ammonia, acid or chloride
– Lime removers
It is best to remove any grease and
grime on the appliance front immediately.
If it remains on the surface for a
longer period of time, it may
become impossible to remove,
causing the surfaces to discolor or
change.
Clean the front with a clean sponge and
a solution of hot water and liquid dish
soap. After cleaning, dry the front with a
soft cloth.
A clean, damp microfiber cloth can also
be used without cleaner.
All of the appliance surfaces are
easily scratched. Scratches on
glass surfaces may even lead to
breakage under certain conditions.
Contact with unsuitable cleaners
can alter or discolor the surfaces.
– Abrasive cleaning products, such as
scouring powder, scouring liquid, or
pumice stones
– Cleaners containing solvents
– Stainless steel cleaners
– Dishwasher cleaner
– Oven sprays
– Glass cleaners
– Hard, abrasive sponges and
brushes, such as pot scrubbers
– Eraser sponges
– Sharp metal scrapers
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Cleaning and care
Included accessories
Boiling stick
The boiling stick is dishwasher safe.
Plate cover
Wash and dry the cover after each use.
The cover can be washed in a
dishwasher. However, discoloration
caused by natural dyes, e.g. from
carrots, tomatoes or ketchup, may
occur.
This discoloration is permanent but will
not affect the stability of the cover.
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Frequently Asked Questions
,Repairs to this appliance must
only be carried out by a Miele
authorized service technician in
strict accordance with current local
and national safety regulations.
Repairs and other work by
unqualified persons may pose a
danger to the user.
However, you can resolve the following
minor problems yourself:
What to do if . . .
. . . a program will not start.
Check whether:
^ The appliance door is closed
properly.
^ The system lock has been activated
(see "System lock").
^ The word "Door" appears in the
display. The door has remained
closed for 20 minutes or longer (see
"'door' message).
^ The appliance is properly plugged
into an electrical outlet.
^ The main circuit breaker has tripped.
If this is the case, there could be a
fault in the appliance, the building's
electricity supply or another
appliance (unplug the power cord
from the outlet and contact a
qualified electrician or Miele see
"After sales service").
. . . a noise can be heard after the
cooking process is complete.
This is not a malfunction.
The cooling fan will continue to run for a
while after the cooking process to
dispel any moisture from the oven
interior and prevent it from settling on
the control panel or surrounding
cabinetry.
It will turn off automatically.
. . . the display does not light up.
Check whether:
^ The clock display is turned off.
. . . the turntable does not turn
smoothly.
^ Check whether the oven floor
underneath the turntable is clean.
^ Check whether the contact areas
between the turntable and the roller
ring are clean.
Remove any food or grime.
. . . food is not adequately defrosted,
heated or cooked at the end of the
selected cooking time.
^ Check whether an appropriate power
level was selected for the time
entered.
The lower the power level, the more
time necessary.
^ Check whether the program was
interrupted and not resumed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
. . . the microwave function is
working but not the oven lighting.
^ You can operate the appliance as
usual, but the lamp has blown. To
replace the lamp, contact Miele.
. . . strange noises are heard when
the microwave oven is in use.
Check whether:
^ The food is covered with aluminum
foil.
If so, remove it.
^ Sparks are being created by the use
of crockery with a metallic finish (see
"Suitable cookware for microwave
ovens").
. . . the clock in the display is not
accurate.
After a power outage, the clock will
need to be reset.
^ Set the correct time of day.
. . . food cools down too quickly.
In the microwave oven, food begins to
cook from the outside first. From there,
the heat moves toward the inside of the
food.
If the food was cooked at a high power
level, it is possible that the heat may not
have reached the center of the food
yet, causing it to be hot on the outside
but cold in the middle. During the
standing time, the heat is then
transferred to the center of the food.
This may leave the food warm in the
middle but cold on the outside. When
reheating food with different
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consistencies, such as plated meals, it
is therefore useful to select a lower
power level and lengthen the cooking
time.
. . . the microwave oven turns off
during a cooking, reheating or
defrosting program.
There may be insufficient air circulation.
Check whether:
^ The air inlet or outlet is blocked.
Remove any objects if necessary. For
safety reasons, the appliance may
automatically turn off if it overheats.
Cooking can be resumed after a cooldown period.
If the microwave oven turns off
repeatedly, please contact Miele.
,If you are not able to solve the
problem by following the
instructions above, do not, under
any circumstances, open the
appliance casing.
This microwave oven should only be
repaired by a Miele authorized
technician.
After sales service
In the event of a fault which you cannot
easily fix yourself, please contact the
Miele Technical Service Department:
U 1-800-999-1360
techserv@mieleusa.com
V 1-800-565-6435
service@miele.ca
When contacting Technical Service
please quote the serial number and
model of your microwave. This
information is visible on the silver data
plate.
MieleCare
MieleCare, our Extended Service
Contract program, gives you the
assurance of knowing that your
appliance investment is covered by
5 years of worry free ownership.
MieleCare is the only Extended Service
Contract in the industry that guarantees
repairs by a Miele Authorized Service
Provider using genuine Miele parts.
Only genuine Miele parts installed by
factory trained professionals can
guarantee the safety, reliability, and
longevity of your Miele appliance.
Please note that unless expressly
approved in writing by Miele’s Service
department, Extended Service
Contracts offered by other providers for
Miele products will not be recognized
by Miele. Our goal here is to prevent
unauthorized (and untrained) service
personnel from working on your Miele
products, possibly doing further
damage to them, you and/or your
home.
To learn more about MieleCare
Extended Service Contracts, please
contact your appliance dealer or visit
us online at:
http://mieleusa.com/mielecare
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Installation Instructions
Caring for the environment
Disposal of packaging material
Disposal of your old appliance
The cardboard box and packing
materials protect the appliance during
shipping. They have been designed to
be biodegradable and recyclable.
Old appliance may contain materials
that can be recycled. Please contact
your local recycling authority about the
possibility of recycling these materials.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags, etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of children.
Danger of suffocation!Ensure that any
plastic wrap is disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of children.
Danger of suffocation!
Before discarding an old appliance
ensure that it presents no danger to
children while being stored for
disposal. Unplug it from the outlet, cut
off its power cord and remove any
doors to prevent hazards.
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Electrical connection
,CAUTION: Before servicing,
disconnect the power supply by
either removing the fuse, shutting off
the power main or manually
"tripping" the circuit breaker.
Power supply
The microwave comes equipped with a
power cord with a NEMA 5-15 P
molded plug ready plug ready for
connection to a:
120 V, 15 A, 60 Hz power supply.
Installation work and repairs should
only be performed by a qualified
technician in accordance with all
applicable codes and standards.
Repairs and service by unqualified
persons could be dangerous and
the manufacturer will not be held
responsible.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE GROUNDED
Installer:
Please leave these instructions with the
consumer.
Before connecting the appliance to
the power supply, make sure that
the voltage and frequency listed on
the data plate correspond with the
household electrical supply. This
data must correspond in order to
prevent machine damage. Consult
an electrician if in doubt.
Only operate the appliance after it
has been installed into cabinetry.
The appliance must be plugged into
an appropriate outlet that is installed
and grounded in accordance with
all local codes and ordinances.
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Installation
Installation dimensions
When installing the microwave oven,
ensure that there is unhindered
ventilation at the front of the
appliance.
Do not block the ventilation slots
with any objects.
When transporting the microwave
oven, do not carry the appliance by
the door handle. Doing so may
damage the door.
Use the handle recesses on the
sides of the casing.
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Installation
Installation instructions
The microwave oven may not be
operated until it has been properly
installed in a cabinet.
^ Slide the microwave oven into the
cabinet space, and pull the cable
with the plug through the rear wall of
the cabinet.
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Installation
^ Align the appliance.
^ Open the microwave door and screw
the appliance into the side walls of
the cabinet using the screws
provided.
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Please have the model and serial number
of your appliance available before
contacting Technical Service.
U.S.A.
Canada
Miele, Inc.
Importer
Miele Limited
National Headquarters
9 Independence Way
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 800-843-7231
609-419-9898
609-419-4298
Fax:
www.mieleusa.com
Technical Service & Support
Nationwide
Phone: 800-999-1360
888-586-8056
Fax:
TechnicalService@mieleusa.com
Headquarters and Miele Centre
161 Four Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4K 4V8
www.miele.ca
Customer Care Centre
Phone: 800-565-6435
905-532-2272
customercare@miele.ca
Germany
Manufacturer
Miele & Cie. KG
Carl-Miele-Straße 29
33332 Gütersloh
63
M 6160 TC, M 6260 TC
en - US, CA, MX
M.-Nr. 09 798 370 / 00
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