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H250E
Installation & Users Instructions
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Contents
Introduction
4
Installation
5
For Your Safety - Always
6
For Your Safety - Never
7
Features
8
Control Panel
9
Hotplate General Information Notes
10-11
Temperature Conversion chart
12
Grill
13
Guide to Grilling
14
Oven Timer Operation
15
Know Your Timer
16
Clock & Automatic Timer Operation
17-20
Top Oven Cookery Notes
21-23
Main Oven Cookery Notes
24-27
Care & Cleaning
28-29
Cooking Results not Satisfactory
30
Something Wrong?
31
Service
Back Cover
3
Introduction
Your new appliance is guaranteed* and will give lasting service. This guarantee is only applicable
if the appliance has been installed in accordance with the installation instructions detailed in this
booklet.
To help make best use of your cooking equipment, please read this booklet carefully.
The cooker is designed specifically for domestic use and responsibility will not be accepted for
use in any other installation.
When the cooker is first used an odour may be emitted,
this will cease after a period of use
When first using the cooker ensure that the room is well ventilated (e.g. open a window or use an
extractor fan) and that persons who may be sensitive to the odour avoid any fumes. It is suggested that any pets be removed from the room until the smell has ceased. This odour is due to temporary finish on oven liners and elements and also any moisture absorbed by the insulation.
* The guarantee is subject to the provisions that the appliance:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
Has been used solely in accordance with the Users Instruction Book.
Has been properly connected to a suitable supply voltage as stated on the
rating plate attached to this equipment.
Has not been subjected to misuse or accident or been modified or repaired by
any person other than the authorised employee or agent.
Has been correctly installed.
DISPOSAL OF YOUR PRODUCT
To minimise the risk of injury to children please dispose of your product carefully and safely.
Remove all doors and lids. Remove the mains cable (where fitted) by cutting off flush with the
appliance and always ensure that no plug is left in a condition where it could be connected to
the electricity supply.
To help the environment, Local Authority instructions should be followed for the disposal of
your product.
This appliance conforms to the following EEC Directives:
Electromagnetic Compatibility
89/336/EEC
92/31/EEC
93/68/EEC
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Low Voltage Equipment
73/23/EEC
93/68/EEC
Installation
WARNING – THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
MAINS CONNECTION
Your cooker should have been checked to ensure that the voltage corresponds with your supply
voltage, this is stated on the rating plate, which is situated on the rear panel.The cooker must be
connected by a competent person such as a NICEIC registered contractor to suitable doublepole control unit with a minimum rating of 45A and a minimum contact clearance of 3mm,
which should be fitted adjacent to the cooker, in accordance with IEE regulations. The control
unit must be within 2 metres of but not directly above the appliance and should be easily
accessible in the event of an emergency.
The power supply cable should conform to B.S.6004 with a conductor size of 6mm2, minimum.
Access to the mains terminals is gained by removing the rear access cover. The mains cable
must pass through the cable clamp adjacent to the terminal block. Sufficient cable should be
used to allow the cooker to be pulled out for servicing.
Ensure that the mains cable is routed away from any brackets affixed to the rear panel and
is not trapped to the rear wall when pushing the cooker into position between cabinets.
COOKER HEIGHT
Your cooker must stand on a flat surface so that the hob is perfectly level, and the cooker is stable
and cannot be rocked.
SITING THE COOKER
The cooker is designed to fit between kitchen cabinets spaced 500mm apart. The space either
side need only be sufficient to allow withdrawal of the cooker for servicing. It can be used with
cabinets one side or both as well as in an angled corner setting. It can also be used freestanding.
This cooker is a type X appliance, as such adjacent side walls which project above hob level, must
not be nearer to the cooker than 150mm and should be protected by heat resistant material. Any
overhanging surface or cooker hood should not be nearer 650mm.
MOVING THE COOKER
Before moving your cooker, switch off at the cooker control unit, ensure that it is cool.
Open the grill door sufficiently to allow a comfortable grip on the underside front edge of the
oven roof, avoiding any grill elements.
Note: Take care in moving the cooker as it is heavy. Take care to ensure that any floor
covering is not damaged.
RADIO INTERFERENCE
This appliance conforms to EN 55014 regarding suppression of radio and television interference.
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Safety Information
When used properly your appliance is completely safe but as with any electrical product
there are certain precautions that must be observed.
PLEASE READ THE PRECAUTIONS BELOW BEFORE USING YOUR APPLIANCE.
Always
● Remove all packing from the appliance before switching on for the first time.
● Understand the controls prior to using the appliance.
● Keep children away from the appliance when cooking as the surfaces will get extremely hot
during and after use.
● Turn controls off when not in use.
● Stand back when opening an oven door to allow any build up of steam or heat to disperse.
● Always use dry good quality oven gloves when removing items from the oven/grill.
● Always place pans centrally over the hotplate making sure handles are kept away from the
edge of the hob and cannot become heated by other hotplates or pans.
● Always take care to avoid heat or steam burns when operating the controls.
● Always turn off the electricity supply at the wall switch and allow the appliance to cool before
cleaning (or changing an oven lamp if fitted).
● Always make sure the shelves are in the correct position before switching on the oven or grill.
● Always keep the oven/grill door closed when the appliance is not in use.
● Always keep the appliance clean as a build up of grease or fat from cooking can cause a fire.
● Always follow the basic principles of food handling and hygiene to prevent the possibility of
bacterial growth.
● Always keep ventilation slots clear of obstructions.
● Always refer servicing to a qualified appliance service engineer.
● Always take care when removing items from the grill compartment when the lower oven is in
use as the contents will be hot
● Always turn off the electricity supply to the appliance at the wall switch should any glass
panel (if fitted) crack or shatter and then DO NOT USE THE APPLIANCE until repaired.
● During use, the oven becomes hot. Care should be taken to avoid touching heating elements
inside the oven.
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Safety Information
Never
● Never stare at Halogen heating units
● Never leave children unsupervised where a cooking appliance is installed as all surfaces will
be hot during and after its use.
● Never allow anyone to sit or stand on any part of the appliance.
● Never store items above the appliance that children may attempt to reach.
● Never leave anything on the hob surface when unattended and not in use.
● Never remove the oven shelves whilst the oven is hot.
● Never heat up unopened food containers as pressure can build up causing the container to
burst.
● Never store chemicals/food stuffs or pressurised containers in or on the appliance, or in cabinets immediately above or next to the appliance.
● Never place flammable or plastic items on or near the hob.
● Never fill a deep fat frying pan more than 1/3 full of oil, or use a lid.
DO NOT LEAVE DEEP FAT FRYING PANS UNATTENDED WHILE COOKING.
● Never use the appliance as a room heater.
● Never use the grill to warm plates.
● Never dry any items on either the hob or oven doors.
● Never install the appliance next to curtains or other soft furnishings.
● Never operate the grill with the grill door closed as this will cause the appliance to over heat.
SAFETY ADVICE IN CASE OF A CHIP-PAN FIRE
In the event of a chip pan fire or any other pan fire.
1. TURN OFF THE COOKER APPLIANCE AT THE WALL SWITCH.
2. COVER THE PAN WITH A FIRE BLANKET OR DAMP CLOTH, this will smother the flames and
extinguish the fire.
3. LEAVE THE PAN TO COOL FOR AT LEAST 60 MINUTES BEFORE MOVING IT. Injuries are often
caused by picking up a hot pan and rushing outside with it.
NEVER USE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO PUT OUT A PAN FIRE as the force
of the extinguisher is likely to tip the pan over.
Never use water to extinguish oil or fat fires.
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Features
RATING PLATE (ON REAR PANEL)
CONTROL PANEL
LEFT REAR
HOTPLATE 1100W
RIGHT REAR
HOTPLATE
1800W
HOTPLATE BEZEL
(REMOVABLE)
LEFT FRONT
HOTPLATE
1800W
RIGHT FRONT
HOTPLATE
1100W
GRILL
TOP OVEN CREDACLEAN SIDE PANEL
GRILL PAN
TOP OVEN
REMOVEABLE ROOF
TOP OVEN/GRILL
ROD SHELF
MAIN OVEN
CREDACLEAN
SIDE PANEL
MAIN OVEN
ROD SHELF
MODEL/SERIAL NO.
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Control Panel
Hallmark
TIMER
REAR LEFT
HOTPLATE
CONTROL
FRONT LEFT
HOTPLATE
CONTROL
FRONT RIGHT
HOTPLATE
CONTROL
REAR RIGHT
HOTPLATE
CONTROL
TOP OVEN
CONTROL
GRILL CONTROL
MAIN OVEN
CONTROL
CONTROL KNOBS
The knobs for the grill and hotplates can be rotated in either direction to provide variable heat
control, the oven knobs can only be rotated clockwise from the Off position.
Note Always ensure that all controls are in the OFF position, when appliance is not in use.
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Hotplates General Information Notes
USE OF HOTPLATES
Under no circumstances should the hob be used with aluminium foil in contact with the hob
surface.
Turn the control to H for fast cooking. To cook more slowly or simmer, turn the control to a lower
setting according to the size of the saucepan and the amount of liquid. The two small Hotplates are
specially for smaller pans, low temperature cooking and simmering.
Do Not leave a hotplate switched on without a pan as this wastes energy and may shorten the life
of the hotplate.
CONTROL SETTINGS GUIDE
This is provided only as a guide – settings also depend on the type of pan used and the
quality of food.
Frying potatoes.
Bringing water to the boil.
Deep fat frying.
Dissolve sugar for preserve making
To melt butter chocolate etc.
To seal meat and to fry fish.
To cook foods just above
simmering.
To maintain a ‘rolling boil’ for preserve making.
Keep water boiling.
Make 2-3 egg omelettes.
Thaw frozen vegetables.
To heat solid & liquid foods.
To heat food gently.
To keep small amounts of water
simmering.
To heat sauces containing egg
yolks & butter.
To simmer stews, meat, fish, vegetables & fruit.
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR DEEP FAT FRYING
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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Use a deep pan, large enough to completely cover the appropriate heating area.
Never fill the pan more than one-third full of oil.
Never leave oil or fat unattended during the heating or cooking period.
Never try to fry too much food at a time, especially frozen food. This only lowers the
temperature of the oil or fat too much, resulting in greasy food.
Always dry food thoroughly before frying, and lower it slowly into the hot oil or fat.
Frozen foods, in particular, will cause frothing and spitting, if added to quickly.
Never heat fat, or fry, with a lid on the pan.
Keep the outside of the pan clean and free from streaks of oil or fat.
Hob General Information
CHOICE OF UTENSILS
Every Electric Hob deserves the right choice of utensils. We recommend for optimum
performance the use of good quality utensils.
Never ✗
Always ✓
PANS SHOULD NOT
Be concave
(bowed in)
● Use good quality flat-based
cookware on all electric heat
sources.
● Ensure pans have clean, dry
bases before use.
● Ensure pans match size of heating area.
Be convex
(bowed out)
Be rimmed
● Remember good quality pans
retain heat well, so generally
only a low or medium heat is
necessary.
● Ensure pan handles are positioned safely and away
from heat sources.
● Use gauze, metal pan diffusers,
asbestos mats and stands e.g.
Wok stands – they can cause
overheating.
● Use utensils with skirts or rims
e.g. buckets and some kettles.
● Use badly dented or distorted
pans.
● Leave an element switched on
when not cooking.
● Cook food directly on the hotplate.
● Drag or slide utensils across
the hob surface.
● Place large preserving pans or
fish kettles across two hotplates.
● Use pan lids except when frying.
● Lift pans, do not drag.
Be deeply ridged
● Deal with spillage immediately
but with care.
But essentially Flat
● Place plastic vessels or utensils
on a hot hob.
● Use the hob as an area for storage
Always place pans
centrally on the
hotplate
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Temperature Conversion Chart
Gas
Mark
oF
Main
Convection
Oven
Top
Convection
Oven
Main
Fan
Oven
/2
250
120
110
100
1
275
140
130
120
2
300
150
140
130
3
325
160
150
140
4
350
180
170
160
5
375
190
180
170
6
400
200
190
180
7
425
220
210
200
8
450
–
220
210
9
475
–
–
220
1
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Grill
Setting the Grill
Door in
grilling
position
Grill pan handle
CAUTION – ACCESSIBLE PARTS WILL BECOME HOT WHEN
THE GRILL IS IN USE. CHILDREN SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY.
GRILLING SHOULD NOT BE UNDERTAKEN WITH THE GRILL
DOOR CLOSED.
Never line the grill pan with aluminium foil.
The grill control is designed to provide variable heat control
of the grill element. Please note that the grill will not operate
unless the top oven control is in the OFF position.
Open the top oven/grill door, preheat the grill at High setting
for approximately 5 minutes. When toasting the rod shelf is
placed in the top runner. Position the pan centrally below the
grill element.
Leave the control at High for toast, sealing and fast cooking
of foods. For thicker cuts requiring longer cooking, turn the
control to a lower setting after the initial sealing on both
sides at High. The thicker the food the lower the control
should be set.
See chart on guide to grilling.
Remember to switch off the grill control at the end of
cooking.
The grill pan handle is detachable from the pan, to facilitate
cleaning and storage. The handle can be either detachable
from or fixed to the pan. For a fixed handle remove the screw
and washers from the grill pan bracket, tilt the handle over
the recess adjacent to the bracket.
Slide the handle towards the centre of the pan and let the
handle locate over the bracket.
Replace screw and washers and ensure that they are fully
tightened up. For a detachable handle remove screw and
washers from grill pan and discard.
Warning: Ensure when using grill pan handle in the
detachable manner it is centralised and secure.
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Guide To Grilling
Pre - heat the grill for 5 minutes on maximum control setting before grilling
GRILL CHART
Food
Setting
Toasting of
Bread Products
High
Small cuts of meat,
sausages, bacon
Shelf Position
from base
of oven
Approx.Cooking
Time
2
3-10 mins depending on
type of food
Med
2
15-20 mins
Chops, etc.
Gammon steaks
Med
1
20-30 mins
Fish: whole
fillets
fingers
Med
Med
Med
1
2
2
cook on base of pan
10-30 mins
10-30 mins
Pre-cooked
potato products
Med
2
10-20 mins
Pizzas
Med
1
Preheat pan first
8-15 mins
Browning of food
High
1
5-10 mins
The settings in the above guide have been developed to cook food successfully without
excessive fat spitting and splashing.
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Oven Timer Operation
The oven timer offers you the following features:
1.
2.
3.
Time of Day
Automatic Cooking
Minute Minder
AUTOMATIC COOKING
The Top Oven and Main Oven can be controlled by the automatic timer. When the timer control
has been set for one oven it is possible to use the other oven only on the same automatic cooking
programme.
NEVER OPERATE THE GRILL WHEN THE OVENS ARE SET TO COOK AUTOMATICALLY.
HINTS ON AUTOMATIC COOKING
1. Select foods which will take the same time to cook and require approximately the
same temperature.
2. Set the oven timer so that the food has just finished or about to finish cooking on your
return to the oven. This will ensure the food has not cooled down and does not require
reheating before serving.
3. Food should be as cold as possible when it goes into the oven, ideally straight from the
refrigerator. Frozen meat and poultry should be thawed thoroughly before it is put in
the oven.
4. We advise that warm food should never be placed in the oven if there is to be a delay
period. Stews prepared by frying the meat and vegetables should be cooked as soon as
possible.
5. We advise dishes containing left-over cooked poultry or meat, for example Shepherds
Pie, should not be cooked automatically if there is to be a delay period.
6. Stews and joints should be cooked by the long slow method, so that the delay period is
kept to a minimum.
7. On warm days, to prevent harmful bacterial growth in certain foods (ie poultry, joints,
etc) the delayed start should be kept to a minimum.
8. Wine or beer may ferment and cream may curdle during the delay period, so it is best to
add these ingredients just before serving.
9. Foods which discolour should be protected by coating in fat or tossing in water to which
lemon juice has been added, prior to placing food in the oven.
10. Dishes containing liquid should not be filled too full to prevent boiling over.
11. Food should be well sealed (but not airtight) in a container to prevent the loss of liquid
during cooking. Aluminium foil gives a good seal.
12. Ensure food is cooked thoroughly before serving.
TIMER OPERATION
1. Make sure all oven controls are turned Off.
2. Check that the electricity supply to the oven is turned On.
3. Check that the oven clock is at the right time of day.
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Know Your Timer
Time of Day Dial
Minute Minder
“OFF” position
11
10
12
1
2
0
Display
Window
50
10
40
20
30
8
7
6
A
Cook
Period
Auto
Start Time
(Pull)
3
Minute
Minder
4
5
B
Clock Set
(Pull)
Minute Minder Dial
KEY:
ORANGE FINGER : START TIME SETTING
YELLOW FINGER : MINUTE MINDER SETTING
TIMER FUNCTIONS
Time of Day
Main Clockface
Ensure correct time of day is always set.
Minute Minder
Yellow Finger / Small Dial
Here you can set a time period of up to 55 minutes, that will count down. When
it reaches zero, the timer will emit an audible tone.
For Example: If you set 20 minutes, the audible tone will occur 20 minutes
later.
AUTO COOKING PROGRAMME
Start Time
Orange Finger
The time of day at which you want an “Auto Cooking” programme to start.
Cook Period
(Up to 180 minutes)
The Cook period in minutes will be shown in the display window.
Cook Period is the actual length of time for which, the timer will switch the
oven(s) on as part of an “Auto Cooking” programme.
(e.g. If you set 180 minutes, the food will be cooked for 180 minutes).
For Example: If you set a "Start Time" of 1l.00am", and a "Cook Period" for 180 minutes. The timer
will switch the oven(s) on at 1l.00am and turn the oven(s) off at 2.00pm. You will hear an audible
tone at 2.00pm to indicate that the Auto Cooking programme has finished.
Notes: When setting an Auto Cooking programme you will need to set the oven control(s) to the
required temperature(s) when you set the timer, and if necessary select the appropriate
oven function.
If an Auto Cooking programme has been set the oven(s) will only operate during the preprogrammed time.
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Clock & Automatic Oven Timer Operation
12
11
10
TO SET & RE-SET THE TIME OF DAY
1
10
50
40
7
4
12
11
10
1
10
50
40
3
20
30
7
A
2
0
8
B
5
6
4
B
5
6
Step 1 Make sure all oven controls are turned Off.
3
20
30
8
A
2
0
Step 2 Check the electricity supply to the cooker is switched on.
Step 3 Pull knob (B) and turn clockwise until the correct time of day is
shown.
Step 4 Ensure that the yellow minute minder finger remains at the
position.
If it is not, return the yellow finger to the
position on the clock
face by turning (without pulling) knob (B) anti-clockwise.
Note: For normal "Manual" operation of the oven(s) the timer
should always be set at
the position in the display window (as
shown). See Below.
TO SET THE TIMER FOR MANUAL OVEN OPERATION
Note: Unless you set the timer for an Auto Cooking
Programme, for normal "Manual" operation of the oven(s) the
timer should always be set to the
position.
12
11
10
1
10
50
40
7
4
symbol does not appear in the display window :-
B
5
6
If the
Step 1 Turn the upper knob (A) clockwise (without pulling) until the
symbol does appear in the display window.
3
20
30
8
A
2
0
USING THE MINUTE MINDER – (YELLOW FINGER)
Here you can set a "Minute Minder" function of up to 55
minutes. At the end of the set time. a bell will ring for
approximately 4 minutes.
11
10
12
1
0
50
3
40
30
8
7
A
2
6
20
4
B
5
Note: The figures on the inner dial are for setting the Minute
Minder.
Step 1 To set "Minute Minder" finger to the required time, turn (without
pulling) lower knob (B) anti-clockwise, until the yellow finger is at
the time required.
Example: 10 minutes (as shown).
11
10
12
1
10
50
40
30
8
7
6
A
2
0
3
20
4
5
B
At the end of the Minute Minder period a bell will sound.
Step 2 To cancel the bell turn (without pulling), lower knob (B) anticlockwise until yellow minute minder finger is returned to the
position on the clockface (as shown).
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Clock & Automatic Oven Timer Operation
AUTO COOKING PROGRAMMES
There are two Auto Cooking programmes that can be selected using your timer:–
(a) To set the Timer to switch the oven(s) ON immediately and OFF at a preset time - Up to
180 minutes.
(b) To set the Timer to switch the oven(s) ON and OFF Automatically.
a) TO SET THE TIMER TO SWITCH THE OVEN(S) ON IMMEDIATELY AND OFF
AT A PRE-SET TIME – UP TO 180 MINUTES.
Step 1 Check that the correct time of day is set, if not follow instructions for setting the
time of day.
Step 2 Place food onto the correct shelf position in the oven and close the oven doors.
12
11
1
10
A
2
50
120
3
40
30
8
7
20
4
B
5
6
Step 3 Turn the upper knob (A) clockwise (without pulling), until the
required cook period in minutes is indicated in the display
window.
e.g. 120 minutes (as shown).
Note: Cook period is the length of time that you wish the
food to cook (Up to 180 minutes).
Step 4 Turn the oven control(s) to the required temperature, and if necessary select the
appropriate oven function.
At the end of the Cook Period, the oven(s) will switch off and a Bell will ring for
approximately 4 minutes.
Step 5 Return the oven control to the OFF position.
11
12
1
10
A Step 6 To cancel the Bell and return the timer to "Manual
2
10
50
Operation", turn (without pulling), upper knob (A) clock
wise, until the
symbol is shown in the display window.
3
40
30
8
7
18
6
4
5
B
Clock & Automatic Oven Timer Operation
b) TO SET THE TIMER TO SWITCH THE OVEN(S) ON AND OFF AUTOMATICALLY
Step 1 Check that the correct time of day is set, if not follow instructions
for setting the time of day.
12
11
1
10
2
50
B
Step 3 Turn the upper knob (A) (without pulling), clockwise, until the
symbol appears in the display window.
20
30
7
Step 2 Place food onto the correct shelf position in the oven and close the
oven door(s).
3
40
8
A
4
5
6
This allows the auto function to be set.
11
12
1
10
A Step 4 Set the orange finger to the "Start" time by pulling the upper knob
2
50
30
8
7
6
11
12
20
4
B
5
1
10
40
30
7
(A) clockwise, until the required cook period in minutes is
indicated in the display window.
3
120
20
4
B
5
6
Note: The "Start Time" is the time of day you want the Auto
Cooking programme to start.
A Step 4 Set the "Cook Period" by turning (without pulling) the upper knob
2
50
8
(A) and turning it clockwise.
e.g. 5 o'clock (as shown).
3
40
e.g. 120 minutes (as shown).
Note: The "Cook Period" is the length of time that you wish the
food to cook, and it can be set for up to 180 minutes.
Step 5 Turn the oven control(s) to the required temperature, and if
necessary select the appropriate oven function.
Note: If an “Auto Cooking Programme” has been set the oven(s)
will ONLY operate during the pre-programmed times.
At the end of the Auto Cook Period the oven(s) will switch off
and a bell will ring for approximately 4 minutes.
Step 6 Return the oven controls to the OFF position.
11
12
1
10
A Step 7 To cancel the Bell and return the timer to "Manual Operation",
2
50
10
40
20
30
8
7
6
4
5
turn (without pulling), upper knob (A) clockwise, until the
symbol is shown in the display window.
3
B
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Clock & Automatic Oven Timer Operation
TO CANCEL AN AUTO COOKING PROGRAMME
BEFORE COOK PERIOD HAS STARTED
11
12
1
10
A Step 1 Turn the oven control(s) to their OFF position.
2
50
10
40
30
8
7
3
20
4
5
6
B
Step 2 Turn (without pulling) the upper knob (A) clockwise until the
symbol appears in the display window.
Step 3 Pull and turn the upper knob (A) clockwise until the orange finger
reads the same time as the hour hand on the clock.
Step 4 Turn the upper knob (A) clockwise (without pulling) until the
symbol appears in the display window.
TO CANCEL AN AUTO COOKING PROGRAMME
ONCE THE AUTO COOK PROGRAMME HAS STARTED
BUT BEFORE IT HAS FINISHED.
11
12
1
10
10
40
20
30
8
7
20
A
2
50
6
4
5
Step 1 Turn the oven control(s) to their OFF position.
3
B
Step 2 Turn the upper knob (A) clockwise (without pulling) until the
symbol appears in the display window.
Top Oven - Cookery Notes
TOP OVEN COOKING
The Top Oven is used in exactly the same way as the main oven to cook all types of food. It can
either be used alone, to cook small quantities of food, or in conjunction with the main oven to
provide additional cooking space, so often necessary when entertaining. There are two cooking
positions, the shelf placed directly on the floor of the oven, or one runner from the floor of the
oven. To correctly position the rod shelf the side rods with indents must be uppermost and to
the rear, this forms a stop position in conjunction with the side liners. The correct positioning of
food is indicated in the top oven charts. These charts are a guide only, giving approximate cooking temperatures and times. To suit personal tastes and requirements, it may be necessary to
increase or decrease temperatures by 10°C. Food must never be placed directly on the floor of
the oven without a shelf in position, and there should always be at least 25mm (1”) between the
top of the food and the grill element. Always ensure a 75mm (3”) gap is left at the front of the
baking tray to ensure even cooking.
COOKING MEAT/POULTRY IN THE TOP OVEN
The top oven is most useful for the longer, slower cooking methods required for cheaper cuts of
meat, casserole cooking, pot roasting and braising.
Small joints of meat up to 1.5kg (31bs) or poultry up to 2.5kg (61bs) in weight can be roasted in
a small meat pan in the top oven, but should preferably be slow roasted or covered with a lid of
aluminium foil (one or two incisions in the top of the foil will allow the meat or poultry to brown).
Always ensure that there is at least 25mm (1”) between the top of the foil and the grill element.
Larger joints of meat weighing more than 1.5kg (31bs), or poultry weighing more than 2.5kg
(61bs), should be roasted in the main oven.
TOP OVEN AS A HOT CUPBOARD
Plates and dishes placed on the floor of the top oven will be heated when the main oven is in
use. When the main oven is not in use (for instance when a meal is being cooked on the hob)
place the plates and serving dishes on the rod shelf, using the bottom runner, and turn the top
oven control to approximately 100°C. A maximum time of 10 - 12 minutes is all that is required to
heat the plates and dishes.
Do not operate the grill control when using the top oven for cooking or as a hot cupboard.
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180oC approx. 15-20 mins
170oC 61/2 tins approx. 20 mins
180/190oC approx. 15 mins
190/200oC 9-12 mins
160/180oC 61/2” – 7” tins 11/4 – 11/2” hrs
150oC approx 7” – 8” tins 2 – 21/4” hrs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Small Cakes
Victoria Sandwich
Sponge Sandwich
(Fatless)
Swiss Roll
Semi-rich Cakes
Rich Fruit Cakes
Shortcrust Pastry
(plate tarts)
Puff Pastry
Yorkshire Pudding
Individual Yorkshire
Puddings
Milk Puddings
Baked Custard
Runner 1 from
bottom of oven
Runner 1 from
bottom of oven
Shelf placed directly
on floor of oven
Runner 1 from
bottom of oven
Runner 1 from bottom of
oven or shelf placed
directly on floor of oven
Shelf placed directly
on floor of oven
Shelf placed directly
on floor of oven
Shelf placed directly
on floor of oven
Runner 1 from
bottom of oven
Runner 1 from
bottom of oven
Shelf placed directly
on floor of oven
Runner 1 from
bottom of oven
Runner 1 from
bottom of oven
Position in Oven
Bread
Yes
210oC for 10 mins.
Shelf placed directly
200/210oC for approx. further 30 mins.
on floor of oven
o
1
100/110 C Large 3 /2 - 4 hrs
Runner 1 from
Meringues
Yes
1
Small 2 /2 - 3 hrs
bottom of oven
Note: Always refer to cookery notes before using oven. If soft tub margarine is used for cakes, temperatures
recommended by the manufacturers should be followed. Temperatures recommended in this chart refer to
cakes made with block margarine or butter only.
150oC approx. 40-45 mins
140oC 2 - 21/2 hrs
200oC approx. 40-45 mins
200oC approx. 40-45 mins
200/220oC approx. – Time depending on use
190/200oC 40-45 mins
200oC 9-12 mins
Yes
Scones
Temperature and Time
Preheat
Food
OVEN
Top Oven Temperature Chart – Baking
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190/200oC approx. 25-30 mins
per 450g (1lb) + 25 mins over
Approx. 150oC 2-21/2 hrs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Pork
(slow roasting)
Pork
(foil covered)
Veal
(slow roasting)
Veal
(foil covered)
Poultry/Game
(slow roasting)
Poultry/Game
(foil covered)
Casseroles Cooking
If using aluminium foil:–
1) Remember it is important to increase the cooking time by one third.
2) Never allow foil to touch sides of oven.
3) Never cover oven interior with foil.
4) Never cover oven shelves with foil.
170/180oC approx. 25-30 mins
per 450g (1lb) + 25 mins over
190/200oC approx. 40-45 mins
per 450g (1lb)
170/180oC approx. 40-45 mins
per 450g (1lb) + 40 mins over
190/200oC approx. 40 mins per
450g (1lb)
170/180oC approx. 40 mins
per 450g (1lb) + 40 mins over
190/200oC approx. 35-40 mins
per 450g
Yes
Beef/Lamb
(foil covered)
170/180oC approx. 35 mins. per
450g (1lb) + 35 mins over
Temperature and Time
Yes
Preheat
Beef/Lamb
(slow roasting)
Food
OVEN
Top Oven Temperature Chart – Meat
Shelf placed
directly on
floor of oven
Position in Oven
from bottom
Oven
Oven Control
With the oven door closed, heating of the oven is achieved
by turning the control clockwise to the required ‘oven
temperature’ scale on the control panel, as recommended
in the temperature charts. The pilot light will immediately
come on and go off during cooking as the thermostat
maintains the correct temperature.
Note: At the end of the cooking period there may be a
momentary puff of steam when the oven door is opened.
This will disperse in a few seconds and is perfectly normal
characteristics of an oven with a good door seal.
Note: Remember to switch off the oven control after
cooking is finished.
Oven Cookery Notes
To prepare meat for
roasting in your
electric oven
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The ‘oven temperature charts’ are a guide only,
giving approximate cooking temperatures and times. To
suit personal taste and requirements, it may be necessary
to increase or decrease temperatures by 10oC.
Wipe the joint, dry well with a clean cloth, kitchen tissue,
etc., and weigh it. Meat which has been stored in a refrigerator, should be allowed to come to room temperature for
approximately 30 minutes before cooking. Always completely thaw frozen meat before cooking. Beef, lamb
and mutton may be lightly floured, but pork should have
the rind scored, brushed over lightly with olive oil, and
sprinkled with salt – for crisp crackling.
Place the joint in a suitably sized meat pan (a small joint in
a large meat pan causes unnecessary oven splashing).
Small joints weighing less than 1.5kg (3lbs) may be pot
roasted. Additional fat should not be used, except for veal,
very lean meat, poultry, which can either be ‘larded’ with
fat bacon, or brushed over very sparingly with melted
fat/cooking oil. When potatoes are roasted round the joint,
they only require to be coated in melted fat/cooking oil. It is
not necessary to baste, when roasting in an electric oven,
and liquid/stock should not be added to a meat pan.
Oven Cookery Notes
Temperature and
Time
The secret of succulent, tender meat, is not to roast quickly at
too high a temperature. Best results are obtained when
roasting is carried out at low temperatures. When a lower
temperature is used, the joint loses less weight, is more tender (too high a temperature causes meat to be tough and
dry), and the splashing of fat onto oven interior is reduced.
When a complete meal is being cooked in the oven, cooking
time may need to be increased, and temperature may need
to be raised for approximately the last 30 minutes of the
cooking period (for instance when cooking Yorkshire pudding to serve with roast beef).
The times and temperature suggested should be used as a
guide but may vary according to:–
1. Whether you prefer meat rare, medium or well
done.
2. The size and shape of your joint.
a) A short thick joint requires a longer cooking
period than a long thin joint.
b) A small joint under 1.5kg (3lbs) takes longer per
450g (1lb) than a large one, whereas a large
joint over 3kg (6lbs) will cook in the time given
for ‘minutes’ per 450g (1lb) without the ‘minutes’
over added.
c) Boned/rolled and stuffed joints take longer to
cook through than those with a bone. (The
weight of stuffing should be added to the oven
ready weight of meat/poultry to calculate
roasting times.)
Meat pan and rod
shelves
Never use meat pans larger than 390 x 300mm (15”x12”) and
baking trays no larger than 330x255mm (13”x10”), these
should be positioned centrally on the oven shelf. Food
should not be placed directly on the floor of the oven. To
avoid unnecessary cleaning, rod shelves which are not in use,
should be removed from the oven.
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Runners 1 and 4
190/200oC 7” tins 15-20 mins
200/210oC approx. 10-15 mins
160/170oC 61/2” – 7” tins 11/4 – 11/2” hrs
8” – 9” tins 2 – 21/2” hrs
140/150oC – dependant on size and richness of mixture
200/210oC depending on use
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Victoria Sandwich
Sponge Sandwich
(Fatless)
Swiss Roll
Semi-rich Cakes
(large)
Christmas Cake
Shortcrust Pastry
Puff Pastry
Yorkshire Pudding
Individual Yorkshire
Puddings
Milk Pudding
Baked Egg Custard
150/160oC approx. 45-55 mins
150/160oC approx. 2 - 21/2 hrs
210/220oC approx. 20-25 mins
210/220 C 45-50 mins
o
220oC approx. – depending on use
Runner 2
Runner 2
Runner 5
Runner 5
Runners 2 and 5
Runners 2 and 5
Runner 3
Runner 3
Runner 4
Runners 1 and 4
230oC 50-60 mins
reducing to 210/220oC
Runners 1 and 4
Yes
230oC 45-50 mins
after first 10 minutes
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1
1
100/110 C Large 3 /2 - 4 /2 hrs
Runner 1
Meringues
Yes
Small 21/2 - 3 hrs
Note: Always refer to cookery notes before using oven. If soft tub margarine is used for cakes, temperatures
recommended by the manufacturers should be followed. Temperatures recommended in this chart refer to
cakes made with block margarine or butter only.
Bread (full oven)
Bread (Single loaf)
Runners 1 and 4
190/200 C approx. 20-25 mins
180/190oC 61/2” – 7” tins approx. 20 mins
8” – 81/2” tins approx. 30 mins
Yes
Runners 1 and 4
Small Cakes
o
220/230oC approx. 10-15 mins
Yes
Position in Oven
from bottom
Scones
Temperature and Time
Preheat
Food
OVEN
Main oven Temperature Chart – Baking
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Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Beef
Lamb
Pork
Veal
Poultry/Game
Turkey
Casseroles/Stews
140/160oC approx. according to quantity
up to 5.5kg (12lb) allow 22 mins
per 450g (1lb) at 190oC
e.g. 5kg (1lb) = 242 mins
over 5.5kg (12lb) allow 16 mins
per 450g (1lb) at 180oC
e.g. 10kg (22lb) = 352 mins
180/190oC approx. 18-20 mins
per 450g (1lb) + 20 mins extra
190/200oC approx. 25-35 mins
per 450g (1lb) + 30 mins extra
190/200oC approx. 30-35 mins
per 450g (1lb) + 30 mins extra
190/200oC approx. 25-30 mins
per 450 (1lb) + 25 mins extra
190/200oC approx. 25-30 mins
per 450 (1lb) + 25 mins extra
Temperature and Time
If using aluminium foil:–
1) Remember it is important to increase the cooking time by one third.
2) Never allow foil to touch sides of oven.
3) Never cover oven interior with foil.
4) Never cover oven shelves with foil.
Preheat
OVEN
Temperature Chart – Meat
Food
Main oven
Runner 3
In a suitable tin on Runner 1.
In meat pan on runner 2
Position in Oven
from bottom
Care and Cleaning
WARNING
Turn off the main switch before cleaning. Before switching on again, ensure that all controls are in the off position.
Never use biological washing powder, harsh abrasives, scouring pads, aerosols cleaners or
oven chemical cleaners of any kind.
CONTROL PANEL
Wipe with a damp cloth wrung out in warm soapy water and polish with a dry cloth.
Stubborn stains can be removed with a cream, paste or liquid cleaner. Care must be taken to
ensure that this does not come into contact with plastic parts.
VITREOUS ENAMEL HOB
Lift out the hotplate bezels and wash in hot soapy or detergent water. Clean hob with a cloth
wrung out in soapy water. Stubborn stains can be removed with a cream, paste or liquid cleaner,
or by gently rubbing with liberally soaped, very fine steel wool pads. Check that the cleaning
agent used is approved by the Vitreous Enamel Development Council.
SPILLAGE COMPARTMENT
Raise the hob and secure in this position with the stay provided. Clean with a cloth wrung out in
soapy water. Stubborn stains can be removed with a cream, paste or liquid cleaner, or by gently
rubbing with liberally soaped, very fine steel wool pads. Check that the cleaning agent used is
approved by the Vitreous Enamel Development Council.
OVEN DOORS
Wipe over the door outer panels with a cloth wrung out in hot soapy water, then after wiping
with a cloth wrung out in clear water, dry with a soft clean cloth. Do not use scouring pads or
abrasive powder which may scratch the surface. Clean the door inner panels with a cloth
wrung out in soapy water. Stubborn stains can be removed with a cream, paste or liquid cleaner,
or by gently rubbing with liberally soaped, very fine steel wool pads. Check that the cleaning
agent used is approved by the Vitreous Enamel Development Council.
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Care and Cleaning
HOW ‘CREDACLEAN’ WORKS
The surface of the ‘Credaclean’ oven liners are treated on the mottled face with a special vitreous
enamel which absorbs cooking soils. At temperatures of 220°C (425°F) or above, the special surface enables these soils to be slowly destroyed. The higher the temperature the more effective it
is. In most cases normal cooking operation at this temperature will permit this cleaning operation to proceed during cooking. However if higher cooking temperatures are not used regularly
it may be necessary, to prevent heavy soiling, to run the oven without rod shelves or a meat pan
at maximum setting for a couple of hours. This may be necessary once a month or once every
two or three months, depending on the type and amount of oven cooking.
‘CREDACLEAN’ OVEN LINERS
It should not normally be necessary to clean the oven liners.
If the user feels it is desirable to do so remove the rod shelves and wash the side panels in warm
soapy water followed by rinsing in clear water.
GRILL/TOP OVEN
Remove the rod shelf, grill pan and the wire grid food support. It is best to wash these items
immediately after use to prevent stains from being burnt on when used again. Wipe out the
grill/oven compartment, use a fine steel wool soap pad to remove any stubborn stains left on
the floor of the compartment.
MAIN OVEN
Remove the rod shelves and wipe out the oven compartment, use a fine steel wool soap pad to
remove any stubborn stains left on the floor of the compartment.
CLEANING MATERIALS TO AVOID
1. Plastic or nylon pads
2. Household abrasive powders and scourers, these may scratch the surface.
3. Oven chemical cleaners, aerosols and oven pads.
4. Caustic cleaners, these will etch the surface and attack the metal frame.
5. Bath and sink cleaners may mark the surface.
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of decorative covers over the hot hotplates as these
can hold condensation and cause corrosion. Accidental operation with a cover in place can
cause intense heat. Never place saucepan lids on the hotplates, as this may cause corrosion.
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Cooking Results Not Satisfactory
GRILL
Uneven cooking front to back
Ensure that the grill pan is positioned centrally below
the grill element.
Fat splattering
Ensure that the grill pan is not lined with foil.
Ensure that the grill setting control is not set too high.
If solarplus grill - use anti-splash tray supplied under
the food support. (Not all models).
BAKING GENERAL
Uneven rising of cakes
Ensure that the oven shelves are level.
Sinking of cakes
The following may cause cakes to sink:
1. Cooking at too high a temperature.
2. Using normal creaming method with a soft
margarine. If using soft margarine, use an all in one
method instead of the traditional creaming of the
margarine and sugar. Remember when using a food
mixer or processor not to over cream soft margarine.
Over/undercooking
Refer to the cooking times and temperatures given
in the Oven Temperature Charts provided, however,
it may be necessary to increase or decrease
temperatures by 10°C to suit personal taste.
Do not use utensils greater than 56mm (2l⁄4'') in
height for roasting.
TOP OVEN BAKING
Uneven cooking front to back
Ensure that the cooking utensil is at least 100mm (4")
from the front of the shelf.
Uneven rising
Ensure that the shelf is level (as above) and that the
food is positioned correctly in the oven.
Overcooking
Remember to reduce cooking temperatures by 10°C
from standard recipes when using the top oven.
Food is taking too long to cook
Ensure that the cooking utensil used in the top oven is
not larger than 300mm x 225mm (12"x 9").
Only cook one item at a time to avoid overloading the
oven.
May we wish you many years of carefree successful cooking and remember our Home
Economics Department is always available for advice if you write to:
The Home Economist,
General Domestic Appliances LTD,
P.O. Box 5,
Blythe Bridge,
Stoke-on-Trent,
ST11 9LJ
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Something Wrong ?
Before calling a Service Engineer, please check through the following lists.
THERE MAY BE NOTHING WRONG.
Problem
Check
Nothing works.
(a) Check
If you find :No change in time of day for 5 minutes.
Then it is likely that there is no electricity supply to your oven.
Check:
Clock is working but has lost time.
(i) That the main cooker wall switch is turned on.
(ii) Check other appliances to see if you have a power
cut.
(iii) Check the main circuit breaker for the property.
The power supply to your oven has possibly been interrupted, but has
now come back on again. Reset the timer to the correct time of day
and "Manual" operation using instructions given in the timer section of
the book.
Main & Top Ovens do not work, but
the Grill works.
Check the following to ensure that the timer is in Manual Mode:
Check that the
symbol is shown in the display window.
See timer section for instructions on how to return timer to
"Manual".
Top Ovens and Grill do not work,
but the Main Oven works.
Operating the cooker under the following conditions may cause a
safety device to operate.
(a) Grilling with the door closed - always grill with the door open
to the correct position - see grilling.
(b) Grilling for an excessively long period at maximum setting see grilling guide.
Grill does not work.
Check that you have selected :- Grill setting on the "Grill" knob - see
grilling page
Ensure that the Top Oven temperature control is fully OFF.
Grill keeps turning on and off.
When the "Grill" control is operating at less than "H", the grill will cycle
on and off, this is normal and is not a fault.
Can not set an “Auto Cook” programme
Remember: "Cook Period" is the actual length of time for which, the
timer will switch the oven(s) on as part of an "Auto Cooking"
programme.
Timer buzzer operates
continually for a while, after it is
reset
Return the "Minute Minder" finger to the position.(where
appropriate).
: Check that the symbol is shown in the display window.
If you have been through the above list and there is still a problem; You should identify your Service
Agent using the list on the back page and contact your Local Service Office
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Key Contacts
Service
Creda has the largest appliance manufacturer’s service team in Europe,
trained specialists directly employed by us to ensure your complete
confidence.
Repair Service
UK: 08709 066 066
Republic of Ireland: 1850 302 220
You will be asked for the following information:Name, address and postcode.
Telephone number
Model / Serial number of the appliance
Clear and concise details of the query or fault
Place and Date of purchase
(Please keep the receipt as evidence will be required when the engineer calls).
Extended Warranty
To join: UK 08709 088 088
Republic of Ireland: 1850 302 220
Genuine Parts & Accessories
Mail Order Hotline
UK: 08709 077 077
Republic of Ireland: (01) 842 6836
For further product information
08701 54 64 74
All Creda Services are offered as an extra benefit and do not affect your statutory rights.
General Domestic Appliances Limited, Morley Way, Peterborough, PE2 9JB
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March 2000 Part No. 495100073-03
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