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AEG MCD1751E Operating instructions
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MCD1751E / MCD1761E
Microwave oven with grill
Operating instructions
PERFEKT IN FORM UND FUNKTION
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Dear Customer,
Thank you for buying an AEG microwave oven and putting your trust in the
AEG brand name.
Before using your AEG microwave oven for the first time, please read the
instruction book thoroughly. This will enable you to take advantage of all the
features that the appliance offers. It will also ensure trouble-free operation
and minimize unnecessary service calls.
Important information concerning your safety or the operation of your
appliance is noted by this symbol and/or mentions words such as «Warning»,
«Take care». Be sure to follow all instructions carefully.
Throughout the manual, this symbol guides you step by step when operating
the appliance.
This symbol indicates further information concerning the use of the
appliance.
The clover indicates energy-saving tips and hints for environmentally friendly
use of your appliance.
In the event of malfunctioning, please follow the instructions given in the
section «What to do if...»
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Contents
Important safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 - 4
Oven & accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Before operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
What are microwaves? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Suitable ovenware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Tips & advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 - 12
Microwave power levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Microwave cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Grill & dual grill cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Other convenient functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 - 17
Automatic operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Automatic charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 - 21
Recipes for automatic AC-7 & AC-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 - 22
Cooking charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 - 26
Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 - 37
Care & cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
What to do if... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Service & spare parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Customer care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Guarantee conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Important information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 - 44
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Important safety instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
To avoid the danger of fire
The microwave oven should not be left unattended
during operation. Power levels that are too high or
cooking times that are too long may overheat
foods resulting in a fire.
The electrical outlet must be readily accessible so that
the unit can be unplugged easily in an emergency.
Do not store or use the oven outdoors.
If food being heated begins to smoke, DO NOT
OPEN THE DOOR. Turn off and unplug the oven
and wait until the food has stopped smoking.
Opening the door while food is smoking may cause
a fire.
Only use microwave-safe containers and utensils.
See Page 8.
Do not leave the oven unattended when using
disposable plastic, paper or other combustible food
containers.
Clean the waveguide cover, the oven cavity, the
turntable and turntable support after use. These
must be dry and free from grease. Built-up grease
may overheat and begin to smoke or catch fire.
Do not place flammable materials near the oven or
ventilation openings. Do not block the ventilation
openings.
Remove all metallic seals, wire twists, etc., from food
and food packages. Arcing on metallic surfaces may
cause a fire.
Do not use the microwave oven to heat oil for deep
frying. The temperature cannot be controlled and the
oil may catch fire.
To make popcorn, only use special microwave popcorn
makers.
Do not store food or any other items inside the oven.
Check the settings after you start the oven to ensure
the oven is operating as desired.
See the corresponding hints in this operation manual.
To avoid the possibility of injury
WARNING:
Do not operate the oven if it is damaged or
malfunctioning. Check the following before use:
a) The door; make sure the door closes properly and
ensure it is not misaligned or warped.
b) The hinges and safety door latches; check to make
sure they are not broken or loose.
c) The door seals and sealing surfaces; ensure that
they have not been damaged.
d) Inside the oven cavity or on the door; make sure
there are no dents.
e) The power supply cord and plug; ensure that they
are not damaged.
Never adjust, repair or modify the oven yourself.
It is hazardous for anyone other than a competent
person to carry out any service or repair operation
which involves the removal of a cover which gives
protection against exposure to microwave energy.
Do not operate the oven with the door open or alter
the door safety latches in any way.
Do not operate the oven if there is an object between
the door seals and sealing surfaces.
Do not allow grease or dirt to build up on the door
seals and adjacent parts. Follow instructions for
“Care and Cleaning”, Page 38. Failure to maintain
the oven in a clean condition could lead to a
deterioration of the surface that could adversely
affect the life of the appliance and possibly result
in a hazardous situation.
Individuals with PACEMAKERS should check with their
doctor or the manufacturer of the pacemaker for
precautions regarding microwave ovens.
To avoid the possibility of electric shock
Under no circumstances should you remove the outer
cabinet.
Never spill or insert any objects into the door lock
openings or ventilation openings. In the event of a spill,
turn off and unplug the oven immediately and call your
local Service Force Centre.
Do not immerse the power supply cord or plug in water or
any other liquid.
Do not allow the power supply cord to run over any hot
or sharp surfaces, such as the hot air vent area at the
top rear of the oven.
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Important safety instructions
Do not attempt to replace the oven lamp yourself or
allow anyone who is not authorised by Service Force to
do so. If the oven lamp fails, please consult your dealer
or contact your local Service Force Centre.
If the power supply cord of this appliance is damaged,
it must be replaced with a special cord. The exchange
must be made by an authorised Service Force
technician.
To avoid the possibility of explosion and sudden
boiling:
WARNING: Liquids and other foods must not be
heated in sealed containers since they are liable to
explode.
Never use sealed containers. Remove seals and lids
before use. Sealed containers can explode due to a
build up of pressure even after the oven has been
turned off.
Take care when microwaving liquids. Use a widemouthed container to allow bubbles to escape.
Microwave heating of beverages can result in
delayed eruptive boiling, therefore care has to be
taken when handling the container.
To prevent sudden eruption of boiling liquid and
possible scalding:
1. Stir liquid prior to heating/reheating.
2. It is advisable to insert a glass rod or similar utensil
into the liquid whilst reheating.
3. Let liquid stand in the oven at the end of cooking
time to prevent delayed eruptive boiling.
Do not cook eggs in their shells, and whole hard
boiled eggs should not be heated in microwave
ovens since they may explode even after
microwave cooking has ended. To cook or reheat
eggs which have not been scrambled or mixed,
pierce the yolks and the whites, or the eggs may
explode. Shell and slice hard boiled eggs before
reheating them in the microwave oven.
Pierce the skin of such foods as potatoes, sausages and
fruit before cooking, or they may explode.
To avoid the possibility of burns
Use pot holders or oven gloves when removing food
from the oven to prevent burns.
Always open containers, popcorn makers, oven cooking
bags, etc., away from the face and hands to avoid
steam burns.
To avoid burns, always test food temperature and
stir before serving and pay special attention to the
temperature of food and drink given to babies,
children or the elderly.
Temperature of the container is not a true indication of
the temperature of the food or drink; always check the
food temperature.
Always stand back from the oven door when opening to
avoid burns from escaping steam and heat.
Slice stuffed baked foods after heating to release steam
and avoid burns.
Keep children away from the door and accessible parts
that may become hot when the grill is in use. Children
should be kept away to prevent them burning
themselves.
Do not touch the oven door, outer cabinet, rear cabinet,
oven cavity, ventilation openings, accessories and dishes
during GRILL mode, DUAL GRILL mode and
AUTOMATIC operation as they will become hot. Before
cleaning make sure they are not hot.
To avoid misuse by children
Warning: Only allow children to use the oven
without supervision when adequate instructions
have been given so that the child is able to use the
oven in a safe way and understands the hazards of
improper use.
Do not lean or swing on the oven door. Do not play
with the oven or use it as a toy.
Children should be taught all important safety
instructions: use of pot holders, careful removal of food
coverings; paying special attention to packaging (e.g.
self-heating materials) designed to make food crisp, as
they may be extra hot.
Other warnings
Never modify the oven in any way.
This oven is for home food preparation only and may
only be used for cooking food. It is not suitable for
commercial or laboratory use.
To promote trouble-free use of your oven and avoid
damage.
Never operate the oven when it is empty except where
recommended in the operation manual, see page 15
note 2. Doing so may damage the oven.
When using a browning dish or self-heating material,
always place a heat-resistant insulator such as a
porcelain plate under it to prevent damage to the
turntable and turntable support due to heat stress. The
preheating time specified in the dish’s instructions must
not be exceeded.
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Important safety instructions
Do not use metal utensils, which reflect microwaves
and may cause electrical arcing. Do not put cans in the
oven.
Only use the turntable and the turntable support
designed for this oven. Do not operate the oven
without the turntable.
To prevent the turntable from breaking:
(a) Before cleaning the turntable with water, leave the
turntable to cool.
(b) Do not put hot foods or hot utensils on a cold
turntable.
(c) Do not put cold foods or cold utensils on a hot
turntable.
Do not place anything on the outer cabinet during
operation.
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Do not use plastic containers for microwaving if the
oven is still hot from using the GRILL mode, DUAL
GRILL mode and AUTOMATIC operation, because they
may melt. Plastic containers must not be used during
above modes unless the container manufacturer says
they are suitable.
NOTE:
If you are unsure how to connect your oven, please
consult an authorised, qualified electrician.
Neither the manufacturer nor the dealer can accept any
liability for damage to the oven or personal injury
resulting from failure to observe the correct electrical
connection procedure.
Water vapour or drops may occasionally form on the
oven walls or around the door seals and sealing
surfaces. This is a normal occurrence and is not an
indication of microwave leakage or a malfunction.
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Oven & accessories
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15.
Grill heating element
Front trim
Oven lamp
Control panel
Door opening button
Waveguide cover
Oven cavity
Seal packing
Door seals and sealing surfaces
Fixing points (4 points)
Ventilation openings
Outer cover
Rear cabinet
Power supply cord support clips
Power supply cord
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11
14
ACCESSORIES:
Check to make sure the following accessories are
provided:
(16) Turntable (17) Turntable support (18) Rack
(19) 4 fixing screws (not shown)
• Place the turntable support in the seal packing on
the floor of the cavity.
• Then place the turntable on the turntable support.
• To avoid turntable damage, ensure dishes or
containers are lifted clear of the turntable rim when
removing them from the oven.
NOTE: When you order accessories, please mention two
items: part name and model name to your dealer or
local Service Force Centre.
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16
17
18
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Control panel
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2
1 Digital Display
2 Indicators
The appropriate indicator will flash or light up, just
above each symbol according to the instruction.
When an indicator is flashing, press the appropriate
button (having the same symbol) or carry out the
necessary operation.
Stir
Turn over
Weight/Power level
Grill
3
4
5
6
7
8
6
Microwave
Cooking in progress
3 TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob
4 COOKING MODE button
Press to select either microwave, grill or dual grill, or
use to set the clock.
1.
press once to select microwave
2.
press twice to select the grill
3.
press three times to select dual grill
(microwave and grill)
5 AUTOMATIC PROGRAMMES button
Press to select one of the 12 automatic programmes.
6 START/QUICK button
7 STOP button
8 DOOR OPENING button
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Before operation
Using the STOP button
Plug in the oven.
1. The oven display will flash:
Use the STOP button to:
1. Erase a mistake during programming.
2. Stop the oven temporarily during cooking.
3. Cancel a programme during cooking, touch twice.
2. Press the STOP button, the display will show:
x1
3. To set the clock, see below.
4. Heat the oven without food. (See page 15, note 2).
Setting the clock
There are two setting modes: 12 hour clock and 24 hour clock.
1. To set the 12 hour clock, hold the COOKING MODE button down for 3 seconds.
will appear in the display.
2. To set the 24 hour clock, press the COOKING MODE button once more after
Step 1, in the example below
will appear in the display.
x1 and hold for
3 secs.
To set the clock, follow the example below.
Example: To set the 24 hour clock to 23:35.
1. Choose the clock function.
(12 hour clock).
x1 and hold for 3 seconds
3. Press the COOKING
MODE button to
change from hours to
minutes.
2. Set the hours. Rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/
POWER knob until the correct hour is
displayed (23).
Choose the 24 hour
clock.
x1
4. Set the minutes. Rotate the
TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER
knob until the correct
minute is displayed (35).
x1
NOTES:
1. You can rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob
clockwise or counter-clockwise.
2. Press the STOP button if you make a mistake during
programming.
3. If the electrical power supply to your microwave oven
is interrupted, the display will intermittently show
5. Press the COOKING
MODE button to start
the clock.
x1
after the power is reinstated. If this
occurs during cooking, the programme will be
erased. The time of day will also be erased.
4. When you want to reset the time of day, follow the
above example again.
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What are microwaves?
Microwaves are generated in the microwave oven by a magnetron and cause the water molecules in the food to
oscillate. Heat is generated by the friction which is caused, with the result that the food is thawed, heated or
cooked.
Suitable ovenware
Glass & ceramic glass
Browning dish
Heat-resistant glass utensils are very
suitable. The cooking process can be
observed from all sides. They must not,
however, contain any metal (e.g. lead
crystal), nor have a metallic overlay (e.g. gold edge,
cobalt blue finish).
A special microwave dish made from ceramic glass with
a metal alloy base, which allows food to be browned.
When using the browning dish a suitable insulator, e.g.
a porcelain plate, must be placed between the turntable
and the browning dish. Be careful to adhere exactly to
the pre-heating time given in the manufacturer's
instructions. Excessive pre-heating can damage the
turntable and the turntable stand or can trigger the
safety-device which will switch off the oven.
Ceramics
Generally very suitable. Ceramics must be glazed, since
with unglazed ceramics moisture can get into the
ceramic. Moisture causes the material to heat up and
may make it shatter. If you are not certain whether
your utensil is suitable for the microwave, carry out
the utensil suitability test..
Plastic & paper containers
Plastic or paper containers which are designed for
microwaves and which can withstand
heat are suitable for defrosting, heating
and cooking. Please follow
manufacturers’ instructions.
Kitchen paper
can be used to absorb any moisture which occurs in
short heating methods, e.g. of bread or products in
bread crumbs. Insert the paper between the food and
the revolving plate. The surface of the food will stay
crispy and dry. Covering greasy food with kitchen
paper will catch splashes.
Microwave cling film
This, or heat-resistant film, is very suitable for covering
or wrapping. Please follow the manufacturer's
recommendations.
Roasting bags
Can be used in a microwave oven. Metal clips are not
suitable for fastening them since the roasting bag foil
might melt. Fasten the roasting bag with string and
pierce it several times with a fork. Non heat-resistant
food wraps are not recommended for use in a
microwave oven.
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Metal
Generally speaking, metal should not be used, since
microwaves do not pass through metal
and therefore cannot reach the food.
There are, however, exceptions: small
strips of aluminium foil may be used to
cover certain parts of the food, so that these do not
thaw too quickly or begin to cook (e.g. chicken wings).
Small metal skewers and aluminium containers (e.g. of
readycooked meals) can be used. They must, however,
be small in relation to the food, e.g. aluminium
containers must be at least 2/3 to 3/4
filled with food. It is recommended that
you transfer the food into a dish
suitable for use in the microwave.
When using aluminium containers or other metal
utensils there must be a gap of approx. 2 cms between
them and the walls of the cooking area, otherwise the
walls could be damaged by possible arcing.
No utensil should have a metal overlay, or metal
parts such as screws, bands or handles.
Utensil suitability test
If you are not sure whether your utensil is suitable for
use in your microwave oven, carry out
the following test: Place the utensil
into the oven. Place a glass container
filled with 150 ml of water on or next
to the utensil. Switch on the oven at 800 W power for
1 to 2 minutes. If the utensil stays cool or just warm to
the touch, it is suitable. Do not use this test on a
plastic utensil. It could melt.
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Tips & advice
Grill function
You can use any heat-resistant container for the
roasting/grilling function which is suitable for
conventional roasting methods, e.g. china, ceramic,
glass and metal containers.
In microwave cooking which requires the dish to be
roasted or grilled, or when using the combined
function, the containers must be suitable for
microwaves and heat-resistant. Suitable containers
are, for example, heat-resistant glass and ceramic
containers.
Before you start...
To make it as easy as possible to use the microwave
oven we have put together a few hints and tips for
you. Only switch on the oven when the food is already
inside.
Setting the cooking time
Defrosting, re-heating and cooking times are generally
much shorter than in a conventional oven or hob. So
you will need to consult this book for the
recommended cooking times. It is better to set shorter
rather than longer cooking times. Always test the food
after the cooking time has elapsed. It is better then to
continue cooking it for a little longer, than to have
overcooked food.
Using a food thermometer to
determine cooking time
Once cooked, every drink and every foodstuff has a
certain internal temperature at which the cooking
process can be switched off and the food will be
cooked. The internal temperature can be ascertained
with a food thermometer. The most important
temperatures are specified in the temperature table.
Drink / Food
Heating drinks
(Coffee, Water, Tea, etc.)
Heating milk
Heating soup
Heating stew
Poultry
Lamb
Pink
Well done
Roast beef
Rare
Medium
Well done
Pork, Veal
Internal
temperature
once cooked
Internal temp.
after 10 - 15 mins
standing time
65-75o C
60-65o C
75-80o C
75-80o C
80-85o C
85-90o C
70o C
75-80o C
70-75o C
80-85o C
50-55o C
60-65o C
75-80o C
80-85o C
55-60o C
65-70o C
80-85o C
80-85o C
Initial temperatures
Thawing, heating and cooking times are dependent
upon the initial temperature of the food. Deep-frozen
food and food stored in a refrigerator, for example,
requires longer than food which has been stored at
room temperature. For heating and cooking, normal
storage temperatures are assumed (refrigerator
temperature approx. 5° C, room temperature approx.
20° C). For thawing the temperature of the deep
freeze is assumed to be -18° C.
Cooking times
All the times given in this book are guidelines, which
can be varied according to the initial temperature,
weight and condition of the food (water or fat content
etc.).
Addition of water
Vegetables and other foods with a high water content
can be cooked in their own juice or with the addition
of a little water. This ensures that many vitamins and
minerals are preserved.
Food in skin or shells
Foods such as sausages, chickens, chicken legs, baked
potatoes, tomatoes, apples, egg yolks or such like
should be pricked or pierced with a fork or small
wooden skewer. This will enable the steam which forms
to dissipate without splitting the skin or shell.
Fatty foods
Fatty meat and layers of fat cook better than lean
portions of meat. Before cooking, cover the fatty
portions with a piece of aluminium foil or place the
food with the fat side down.
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Tips & advice
Blanching vegetables
Before freezing vegetables, they should be blanched.
This preserves the quality and flavour at their best.
Method: wash and chop the vegetables. Put 250 g of
vegetables in a dish with 275 ml water and cover. Heat
for 3-5 minutes. After blanching, immerse immediately
in cold water to prevent further cooking and then
allow to drain. Pack vegetables in an airtight container
and freeze.
Preserving fruit and vegetables
Using the microwave for preserving is quick and easy.
There are preserving jars, rubber vacuum seals and
suitable seals made of plastic available
specially made for microwaves.
The manufacturers will supply precise
instructions for use.
Large & small quantities
Microwave times are directly dependent upon the
amount of food which you would like to thaw, heat or
cook. This means that small portions cook more quickly
than larger ones. As a rule of thumb:
TWICE THE AMOUNT = ALMOST TWICE THE TIME
HALF THE AMOUNT = HALF THE TIME
Deep & shallow containers
Both containers have the same capacity,
but the cooking time is longer for the
deeper one. You should therefore
choose as flat a container as possible
with a large surface area. Only use deep containers for
dishes where there is a danger of overcooking, e.g. for
noodles, rice, milk etc..
Round & oval containers
Food cooks more evenly in round or oval containers
than in containers with corners, since the microwave
energy concentrates in the corners and the food in
these areas could become overcooked.
Covering
Covering the food retains the moisture
within it and shortens the cooking time.
Use a lid, microwave cling film or a
cover. Foods which are to be crispy, e.g.
roasts or chickens, should not be covered. As a general
rule, whatever would be covered in a conventional
oven should also be covered in a microwave oven.
Whatever would be uncovered in a conventional oven
can also be left uncovered in a microwave oven.
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Irregular shaped food
Place the thicker, more compacted end
of the food pointing towards the
outside. Place vegetables (such as
broccoli) with the stalks pointing
outward.
Stirring
Stirring the food is necessary, since the
microwaves begin by heating the outer
areas. The temperature is thereby
equalised and the food heats up evenly.
Arrangement of food
Place a number of individual portions, such as small
pudding moulds, cups or potatoes in their jackets, in a
circle on the turntable. Keep the portions at a distance
from each other so that the microwave energy can
reach the food from all sides.
Turning
Medium-sized items, such as hamburgers and steaks,
should be turned over once during cooking, in order to
shorten the cooking process. Large items, such as roasts
and chickens, must be turned, since the upper side
receives more microwave energy and could dry out if
not turned.
Standing time
Keeping to the standing time is one of
the most important rules with
microwaves. Almost all foods, which are
defrosted, heated or cooked in the microwave, require
a certain amount of time to stand, during which
temperature equalisation takes place and the moisture
in the food is evenly distributed.
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Heating
Details for this can be found in the table: Heating food
and drink (see page 23).
• Ready-prepared meals in aluminium containers
should be removed from the aluminium container
and heated on a plate or in a dish.
• Remove the lids from firmly closed containers.
• Food should be covered with microwave cling film, a
plate or cover (obtainable from stores), so that the
surface does not dry out. Drinks need not be
covered.
• When boiling liquids such as water, coffee, tea or
milk, place a glass stirrer in the container.
• If possible, stir large quantities from time to time, to
ensure that the temperature is evenly distributed.
• The times are for food at a room temperature of 20°
C. The heating time for food stored in a refrigerator
should be increased slightly.
• After heating allow the food to stand for 1-2
minutes, so that the temperature inside the food
can be evenly distributed (standing time).
• The times given are guidelines which can be varied
according to the initial temperature, weight, water
content, fat content or the result which you wish to
achieve.
Defrosting
Details for this can be found in the table: Defrosting
(see page 24). Your microwave is ideal for defrosting.
Thawing times are usually considerably shorter than in
traditional methods. Here are a few tips. Take the
frozen item out of its packaging and place on a plate
for defrosting.
Boxes & containers
Boxes and containers suitable for microwaves are
particularly good for defrosting and heating food, since
they can withstand temperatures in a deep freeze
(down to approx. -40° C) as well as being heat-resistant
(up to approx. 220° C). You can therefore use the same
container to freeze, defrost, heat and even cook the
food, without having to transfer it.
Covering
Cover thin parts with small strips of
aluminium foil before defrosting.
Thawed or warm parts should likewise
be covered with aluminium strips during
defrosting. This stops the thin parts becoming too hot
while thicker parts are still frozen.
Correct setting
It is better to choose a setting which is too low rather
than one which is too high. By so doing you will ensure
that the food defrosts evenly. If the microwave setting
is too high, the surface of the food will already have
begun to cook while the inside is still frozen.
Turning/stirring
Almost all foods have to be turned or
stirred from time to time. As early as
possible, separate parts which are stuck
together and rearrange them.
Small amounts...
defrost more quickly and evenly than larger ones. We
recommend that you freeze portions which are as small
as possible. By so doing you will be able to prepare
whole menus quickly and easily.
Foods requiring careful handling,
Foods such as gateaux, cream, cheese and bread should
only be partially defrosted and then left to defrost
completely at room temperature. By so doing you will
avoid the outer areas becoming too hot while the
inside is still frozen.
Standing time
This is particularly important after defrosting food, as
the defrosting process continues during this period. In
the defrosting table you will find the standing times
for various foods. Thick, dense foods require a longer
standing time than thinner foods or food of a porous
nature. If the food has not defrosted sufficiently, you
may continue defrosting it in the microwave oven or
lengthen the standing time accordingly. At the end of
the standing time you should process the food as soon
as possible and not re-freeze it.
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Cooking fresh vegetables
Details for this can be found in the table: Cooking fresh
vegetables (see page 25).
• When buying vegetables try to ensure that, as far as
possible, they are of similar size. This is particularly
important when you want to cook the vegetables
whole (e.g. boiled potatoes).
• Wash the vegetables before preparing them, clean
them and only then weigh the required quantity for
the recipe and chop them up.
• Season them as you would normally, but as a rule
only add salt after cooking.
• Add about 5 tbsps of water for 500 g of vegetables.
Vegetables which are high in fibre require a little
more water. You will find information about this in
the table.
• Vegetables are usually cooked in a dish with a lid.
Those with a high moisture content, e.g. onions or
boiled potatoes, can be cooked in microwave cling
film without adding water.
• After half the cooking time has elapsed vegetables
should be stirred or turned over.
• After cooking allow the vegetables to stand for
approx. 2 minutes, so that the temperature disperses
evenly (standing time).
• The cooking times given are guidelines and depend
upon the weight, initial temperature and condition
of the type of vegetable in question. The fresher the
vegetables, the shorter the cooking times.
Cooking, grilling & browning
Details for this can be found in the table: Cooking,
grilling and browning (see page 26).
• When buying food items, try to ensure that, as far
as possible, they are of similar size. This will ensure
that they are cooked properly.
• Before preparation wash meat, fish and poultry
thoroughly under cold running water and pat them
dry with kitchen paper. Then continue as normal.
• Beef should be well hung and have little gristle.
• Even though the pieces may be of a similar size,
cooking results may vary. This is due, amongst other
things, to the kind of food, variations in the fat and
moisture content as well as the temperature before
cooking.
• Turn large pieces of meat, fish or poultry half way
through the cooking time, so that they are cooked
evenly from all sides.
• After cooking cover roasts with aluminium foil and
allow them to stand for approx. 10 minutes
(standing time). During this period the roast carries
on cooking and the liquid is evenly distributed, so
that when it is carved a minimum amount of juice is
lost.
Defrosting & cooking
Deep-frozen dishes can be defrosteded and cooked at
the same time in one process in your microwave. You
will find some examples in the table. Do take note,
however, of the general advice given on "heating" and
"defrosting" food.
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Please refer to the manufacturer's instructions on the
packaging when preparing deep- frozen dishes. These
usually contain precise cooking times and offer advice
on preparation.
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Microwave power levels
Your oven has 5 power levels. To choose the power level
for cooking, follow the advice given in the recipe
section. Generally the following recommendations
apply:
400 W for dense foods which require a long cooking
time when cooked conventionally, eg. beef dishes, it is
advisable to use this power setting to ensure the meat
will be tender.
800 W used for fast cooking or reheating e.g. soup,
casseroles, canned food, hot beverages, vegetables, fish,
etc.
240 W (Defrost setting) to defrost, select this power
setting, to ensure that the dish defrosts evenly. This
setting is also ideal for simmering rice, pasta, dumplings
and cooking egg custard.
560 W used for longer cooking of dense foods such as
roast joints, meat loaf and plated meals, also for
sensitive dishes such as cheese sauce and sponge cakes.
At this reduced setting, the sauce will not boil over and
food will cook evenly without over cooking at the sides.
80 W For gentle defrosting, eg. cream gateaux or
pastry.
W = WATT
To set the microwave power level:
Rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob clockwise to select cooking time.
Press the COOKING MODE button once (microwave only).
To change the microwave power level rotate the knob until the desired power level is reached.
Press the START/QUICK button.
NOTE: If the power level is not selected, 800 W is automatically set.
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Microwave cooking
Your oven can be programmed for up to 90 minutes.
(90.00) The input unit of cooking (defrosting) time
varies from 10 seconds to five minutes. It depends on
the total length of the cooking (defrosting) time as
shown on the table.
Cooking time
0-5 minutes
5-10 minutes
10-30 minutes
30-90 minutes
Increasing unit
10 seconds
30 seconds
1 minute
5 minutes
Example:
Suppose you want to heat soup for 2 minutes and 30 seconds on 560 W microwave power.
1. Enter desired cooking
time by rotating
TIMER/WEIGHT/
POWER knob
clockwise.
3. Choose desired power by
2. Choose desired cooking
rotating the
mode by pressing
TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER
COOKING MODE button
knob clockwise.
once (microwave only).
4. Press START/QUICK
button once to
begin cooking.
x1
x1
Check the display.
NOTES:
1. When the door is opened during the cooking process, the cooking time on the digital display stops
automatically. The cooking time starts to count down again when the door is closed and the START/QUICK
button is pressed.
2. If you wish to know the power level during cooking, press the COOKING MODE button.
As long as your finger is touching the COOKING MODE button, the power level will be displayed.
3. You can rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob clockwise or counter-clockwise.
If you rotate the knob counter-clockwise, the cooking time will decrease from 90 minutes by degrees.
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Grill & dual grill cooking
This microwave oven has two GRILL cooking modes: 1. Grill only. 2. Dual Grill (Grill with microwave).
1. GRILL ONLY COOKING
This mode can be used to Grill/Brown food.
Example: To make toast for 4 minutes.
2. Choose the desired
cooking mode by pressing
the COOKING MODE
button twice. (Grill only).
1. Enter desired cooking time
by rotating the TIMER/
WEIGHT/POWER knob.
3. Press the START/QUICK button
once to begin cooking.
x1
Check the display.
x2
NOTES:
1. The rack is recommended for grilling of flat pieces of food.
2. You may detect smoke or a burning smell when using the grill for the first time, this is normal and not a sign
that the oven is out of order.
To avoid this problem, when first using the oven, operate the grill without food for 20 minutes.
2. DUAL GRILL COOKING
This mode uses a combination of Grill power and Microwave power (80 W to 560 W).
The Microwave power level is preset to 240 W.
Example:
To cook kebabs (see recipe on page 32) for 7 minutes on DUAL GRILL 400 W.
1. Enter the desired
cooking time by
rotating the TIMER/
WEIGHT/POWER knob.
2. Choose the desired cooking
mode by pressing the
COOKING MODE button
three times to select Grill
with Microwave.
x3
3. Rotate the
TIMER/WEIGHT/
POWER knob to the
desired microwave
power level.
4. Press the
START/QUICK
button once to
begin cooking.
x1
Check the display.
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Other convenient functions
1. MULTIPLE SEQUENCE COOKING
A sequence of 3 stages (maximum) can be programmed using combinations of MICROWAVE, GRILL or DUAL GRILL.
Example:
To cook: 2 minutes and 30 seconds on 560 W power (Stage 1)
5 minutes Grill only
(Stage 2)
STAGE 1
1. Enter the desired
cooking time by
rotating the TIMER/
WEIGHT/POWER
knob clockwise.
2. Choose the desired
cooking mode by
pressing the COOKING
MODE button once
(microwave only).
3. Enter the desired power
level by rotating the
TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER
knob clockwise.
4. Press the COOKING
MODE button before
programming Stage
2.
x1
STAGE 2
5. Enter desired time by rotating
the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER
knob clockwise.
x1
6. Choose the desired cooking
mode by pressing the
COOKING MODE button
twice (Grill only).
x1
7. Press the START/QUICK
button once to begin cooking.
x1
Check the display.
(The oven will begin to cook for 2 minutes and 30 seconds at 560 W, and then for 5 minutes on Grill only).
NOTE:
If you set any programme after setting GRILL mode, omit the steps 3 and 4.
If you press the COOKING MODE button continually after setting GRILL mode, the GRILL mode will be
changed to the DUAL GRILL mode automatically.
Example:
To cook Courgette & Macaroni Bake (see recipe on page 30).
1. 25 minutes at 800 W.
2. 5 minutes Dual Grill at 400 W.
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Other convenient functions
2. QUICK START FUNCTION
The START/QUICK button allows you to operate the two following functions:
a. Direct start
You can directly start cooking on 800 W microwave power level for 30 seconds by pressing the
START/QUICK button.
NOTE:
To avoid the misuse by children the START/QUICK button can be used only within 3 minutes after preceding
operation, i.e., closing the door, pressing the STOP button or cooking completion.
b. Extend the cooking time
You can extend the cooking time during manual cooking for multiples of 30 seconds if the START/QUICK button
is pressed while the oven is in operation.
3. TO CHECK THE POWER LEVEL
To check the microwave power level during cooking press the COOKING MODE button.
x1
As long as your finger is touching the COOKING MODE button the power level will be displayed.
The oven continues to count down although the display shows the power level.
4. SAFETY LOCK FUNCTION
TO SET THE SAFETY LOCK FUNCTION
1. Press and hold the STOP key for 3
seconds.
x1 for 3 seconds
The display will show:
TO CANCEL THE SAFETY LOCK FUNCTION
1. Press and hold the STOP key for 3
seconds.
x1 for 3 seconds
The display will show the
time of day, if set.
NOTE: When Safety Lock is set you cannot input any buttons except the STOP button.
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Automatic operation
The AUTOMATIC function automatically works out the
correct cooking mode and cooking time. You can
choose from 8 AUTOCOOK menus and 4 AUTO
DEFROST menus. What you need to know when using
this automatic function:
1. Press the AUTOMATIC PROGRAMMES button once,
the display will appear as shown.
The menu can be chosen by pressing the
AUTOMATIC PROGRAMMES button until the
desired menu number is displayed. See pages 19 - 21
“Automatic charts”.
To select a defrost menu, press the AUTOMATIC
PROGRAMMES button at least 9 times. If you press
the button 9 times,
will appear in the display.
The menu will be changed automatically by holding
down the AUTOMATIC PROGRAMMES button.
2. The weight of the food can be input by rotating the
TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob until the desired
weight is displayed.
• Enter the weight of the food only. Do not include
the weight of the container.
• For food weighing more or less than weights given
in the automatic charts, use manual programmes.
For best results, follow the cooking charts on pages
23 - 26.
1.
x1
AUTOMATIC PROGRAMMES button
Menu number
2.
TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob
3.
START/QUICK button
3. To start cooking press START/QUICK button.
When action is required (e.g. to turn food over), the
oven stops and the audible signals sound, remaining
cooking time and any indicator will flash on the
display. To continue cooking, press the
START/QUICK button.
The final temperature will vary according to the
initial food temperature. Check food is piping hot
after cooking. If necessary, you can extend the
cooking manually.
Example:
To cook grill skewers weighing 0,2 kg using AUTOCOOK AC-2.
1. Select the menu required by
pressing the AUTOMATIC
PROGRAMMES button twice.
x2
2. Enter the weight by rotating
the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER
knob.
3. Press the START/QUICK
button once.
x1
Check the display.
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Automatic charts
BUTTON
x1
MENU NO.
WEIGHT (Increasing
Unit)/ UTENSILS
AC-1 Cook
French Fried
Potatoes
(recommended
for conventional
ovens)
0,10 - 0,30 kg (50 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
Flan dish
Rack
• Remove the frozen french fried potatoes from
the package and place them in a flan dish.
• Place the dish on the rack in the oven.
• When audible signal sounds, turn over.
• After cooking, remove from the dish and put on
a plate for serving.
(No standing time is necessary).
• Add salt to taste.
NOTE: The dish gets very hot during cooking.
To avoid burning yourself, please use oven
gloves for removing the dish from the oven.
AC-2 Cook
Grill Skewers
0,2 - 0,6 kg (100 g)
(initial temp 5° C)
Rack
• Prepare the grill skewers referring to the recipe
on page 31.
• Place on the rack and cook.
• When the audible signal sounds, turn over.
• After cooking, remove and put on a plate for
serving. (No standing time necessary).
AC-3 Cook
Chicken Legs
0,20 - 0,60 kg (50 g)
(initial temp 5° C)
Rack
• Mix the ingredients and spread on the chicken
legs.
• Pierce the skin of the chicken legs.
• Put the chicken legs on the rack, skin side down,
with the thin ends towards the centre.
• When audible signal sounds, turn over.
• After cooking, remove and stand for approx. 5
minutes.
x2
x3
Ingredients for 0,6 kg chicken legs:
1
3 pieces, 1-2 tbsp oil, /2 tsp salt,
1 tsp sweet paprika, 1 tsp rosemary
AC-4 Cook
Grilled Chicken
x4
0,9 - 1,4 kg (100 g)
(initial temp 5° C)
Saucer
Flan Dish
Ingredients for 1,2 kg grilled chicken:
Salt and Pepper, 1 tsp sweet paprika, 2 tbsp oil
AC-5 Cook
Fresh Vegetables
x5
PROCEDURE
0,1 - 0,6 kg (100 g)
(initial temp 20° C)
Bowl & lid
• Mix the ingredients and spread on the chicken.
• Pierce the skin of the chicken.
• Put chicken breast side down on an upturned
saucer in a flan dish.
• Place directly on the turntable and cook.
• When audible signal sounds, turn over.
• After cooking, leave for approx. 3 minutes in the
oven, remove and put on a plate for serving.
• Cut into small pieces, eg. strips, cubes or slices.
• Add 1 tbsp water per 100 g and salt as desired.
(For mushrooms no additional water is
necessary).
• Cover with a lid.
• When audible signal sounds, stir and re-cover.
• After cooking, let the food stand for approx 2
minutes.
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Automatic charts
BUTTON
AUTOCOOK
NO.
WEIGHT (Increasing
Unit)/ UTENSILS
PROCEDURE
AC-6 Cook
Boiled Potatoes
Jacket Potatoes
0,1 - 0,8 kg (100 g)
(initial temp 20° C)
Bowl & lid
Boiled Potatoes: Peel the potatoes and cut them
into similar sized pieces.
Jacket Potatoes: Choose potatoes of similar size and
wash them.
• Put the boiled or jacket potatoes into a bowl.
• Add the required amount of water (per 100 g),
approx 2 tbsp and a little salt.
• Cover with a lid
• When audible signal sounds, stir and re-cover.
• After cooking, let the potatoes stand for approx.
2 minutes.
AC-7 Cook
Gratinated Fish
Fillet
0,6 - 1,2 kg* (100 g)
(initial temp Fish 5° C)
Gratin dish
• See recipes for Gratinated Fish Fillet on page 21.
AC-8 Cook
Gratin
0,5 - 1,5 kg* (100 g)
(initial temp 20° C)
Gratin dish
• See recipes for Gratin on page 22.
x6
* Total weight of all ingredients.
x7
* Total weight of all ingredients.
x8
BUTTON
AUTO DEFROST
NO.
WEIGHT (Increasing
Unit)/ UTENSILS
Ad-1 Defrost
Steak, Chops
0,2 - 0,8 kg (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
(See note on page 21)
• Place the food in a flan dish in the centre of the
turntable.
• When the audible signal sounds, turn the food
over, rearrange and separate. Shield thin parts
and warm spots with small pieces of aluminium
foil.
• After defrosting, wrap in aluminium foil for 10 15 minutes, until thoroughly defrosted.
Ad-2 Defrost
Minced Meat
0,2 - 0,8 kg (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
(See note on page 21)
• Place the block of minced meat in a flan dish in
the centre of the turntable.
• When the audible signal sounds, turn the food
over. Remove the defrosted parts if possible.
• After defrosting, cover with aluminium foil and
stand for 5 - 10 minutes, until thoroughly
defrosted.
Ad-3 Defrost
Cake
0,1 - 1,4 kg (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
Flat dish
• Remove all packaging from the cake.
• Place directly on the turntable, or on a plate in
the middle of the turntable.
• After defrosting, cut the cake into similar sized
pieces keeping space between each piece and let
stand for 10 - 30 minutes until evenly defrosted.
x9
x10
x11
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PROCEDURE
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Automatic charts
BUTTON
AUTO DEFROST
NO.
Ad-4 Defrost
Bread
x12
WEIGHT (Increasing
Unit)/ UTENSILS
0,1 - 1,0 kg (100 g)
(initial temp -18° C)
Flat dish
(Only sliced bread is
recommended for this
programme.)
PROCEDURE
• Distribute in a flan dish in the centre of the
turntable. For 1,0 kg distribute directly on the
turntable.
• When the audible signal sounds, turn over, rearrange and remove defrosted slices.
• After defrosting cover in aluminum foil and
stand for 5 - 15 minutes, until thoroughly
defrosted.
NOTES: Auto Defrost
1. Steaks and Chops should be frozen in one layer.
2. Minced meat should be frozen in a thin shape.
3. After turning over, shield the defrosted portions with small, flat pieces of aluminium foil.
4. Gateaux topped and coated with cream are very sensitive to microwave energy. For the best result, if the cream
begins to soften rapidly, it is best to remove it from the oven immediately and stand for 10 - 30 minutes at room
temperature.
Recipes for automatic AC-7 & AC-8
GRATINATED FISH FILLET (AC-7)
Fish gratin Italian style
Ingredients
0,6 kg
0,9 kg
1,2 kg
260 g
1/2 tbsp
1/2 tbsp
30 g
390 g
1 tbsp
1 tbsp
45 g
520 g
11/2 tbsp
11/2 tbsp
60 g
180 g
1 tbsp
110 g
1/2 tbsp
270 g
11/2 tbsp
165 g
3/4 tbsp
360 g
2 tbsp
220 g
1 tbsp
fish fillet
lemon juice
anchovy butter
Gouda (grated)
salt & pepper
fresh tomatoes
chopped mixed herbs
Mozarella
basil (chopped)
GRATINATED FISH FILLET (AC-7)
Fish esterhazy
Ingredients
0,6 kg
0,9 kg
1,2 kg
270 g
120 g
24 g
60 g
10 g
400 g
180 g
36 g
90 g
10 g
540 g
240 g
48 g
120 g
10 g
1 tbsp
60 g
60 g
11/2 tbsp
90 g
90 g
2 tbsp
120 g
120 g
fish fillet
leeks (cut into rings)
onion (finely sliced)
carrot (grated)
butter or margarine
salt, pepper & nutmeg
lemon juice
crème fraîche
Gouda (grated)
Preparation
1. Wash and dry the fish and sprinkle with lemon juice,
salt and grease with anchovy butter.
2. Place in a gratin dish.
3. Sprinkle the Gouda over the fish.
4. Wash the tomatoes and remove the stalk-spore.
Cut into slices and place on top of the cheese.
5. Season with salt, pepper and the mixed herbs.
6. Drain the Mozarella, cut into slices and place on the
tomatoes. Sprinkle the basil over the cheese.
7. Place the gratin dish on the turntable and cook on
AUTOMATIC COOK AC-7, “Gratinated fish fillet”.
8. After cooking let stand for approx. 5 minutes.
Preparation
1. Put vegetables, butter and the spices into a casserole
dish and mix well. Cook for 2-6 minutes on 800 W
depending on weight.
2. Wash the fish, dry and sprinkle with lemon juice and
salt.
3. Mix the crème fraîche with the vegetables and season
again.
4. Put half of the vegetables in a gratin dish. Place the
fish on top and cover with the remaining vegetables.
5. Spread the Gouda over the top, place on the turntable
and cook on AUTOMATIC COOK AC-7, “Gratinated
Fish Fillet”.
6. After cooking let stand for approx. 5 minutes.
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Recipes for automatic AC-7 & AC-8
GRATIN (AC-8)
Spinach gratin
Ingredients
0,5 kg
1,0 kg
1,5 kg
150 g
300 g
450 g
15 g
30 g
45 g
150 g
35 g
50 g
1
40 g
300 g
75 g
100 g
2
75 g
450 g
110 g
150 g
3
115 g
leaf spinach (defrosted,
drained)
onion (finely chopped)
salt, pepper & nutmeg
boiled potatoes (sliced)
cooked ham (diced)
crème fraîche
eggs
grated cheese
GRATIN (AC-8)
Potato-courgette-gratin
Ingredients
22
0,5 kg
1,0 kg
1,5 kg
200 g
115 g
75 g
1
1/2
400 g
230 g
150 g
2
1
600 g
345 g
225 g
3
11/2
40 g
75 g
115 g
boiled potatoes (sliced)
courgette (finely sliced)
crème fraîche
eggs
clove of garlic (crushed)
salt & pepper
grated Gouda cheese
sunflower kernel
Preparation
1. Mix together the leaf spinach with the onion and
season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
2. Grease the gratin dish. Place alternate layers of
potato slices, diced ham and spinach in the dish. The
top layer should be spinach.
3. Mix the eggs with crème fraîche, add salt and
pepper and pour over the vegetables.
4. Cover the gratin with the grated cheese.
5. Place on the turntable and cook on AUTOMATIC
COOK AC-8, “Gratin”.
6. After cooking, let stand for 5-10 minutes.
Preparation
1. Grease the gratin dish and place alternate layers of
potato slices and courgette in the dish.
2. Mix the eggs with crème fraîche, season with salt,
pepper and garlic and pour over the vegetables.
3. Cover the gratin dish with the grated Gouda cheese.
4. Finally sprinkle the gratin with sunflower kernel.
5. Place on the turntable and cook on AUTOMATIC
COOK AC-8, “Gratin”.
6. After cooking, let stand for 5-10 minutes.
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ABBREVIATIONS USED
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Cup = cupful
kg = kilogram
g = gram
l = litre
ml = millilitre
cm = centimetre
DFC = dry fat content
DF = deep frozen
min = minutes
sec = seconds
dm = diameter
app. = approximate
sach. = sachet
TABLE: HEATING FOOD & DRINK
Food / Drink
Coffee,
Milk,
Water,
1 cup
1 cup
1 cup
6 cups
1 dish
One-plate meal
(Vegetables, Meat
and side dishes)
Stew
Soup, clear
Cream soup
Vegetables
Side dishes
1
Meat, 1 slice
Fish fillet
Sausages, 2 pieces
Cake, 1 slice
Baby food, 1 jar
Melting Margarine
1
or Butter
Melting chocolate
Dissolving 6 sheets of
gelatine
Cake glaze for 1/4 l
liquid
1
Quantity Setting
-g/ml150
150
150
900
1000
400
Power
-Level800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
Time
-Minapprox. 1
approx. 1
11/2 -2
10-12
111/2-13
3-6
Hints
200
200
200
200
500
200
500
200
200
180
150
190
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
400 W
400 W
11/2 -21/2
11/2-2
11/2-21/2
2-21/2
4-5
2-21/2
4-41/2
3-4
2-3
approx. 2
1/2
approx. 1
Cover, stir after heating
Cover, stir after heating
Cover, stir after heating
Add water if necessary, cover, stir half
way through cooking time
Sprinkle with a little water, cover, stir half
way through cooking time
Sprinkle with a little sauce, cover
Cover
Pierce skin several times
Place on a plate
Remove lid, stir well after heating
Check the temperature
50
800 W
1/2-1
100
10
400 W
400 W
2-3
1/2
10
400 W
5-6
Do not cover
Do not cover
Do not cover, bring to the boil
Do not cover, bring to the boil
Cover, bring to the boil
Sprinkle sauce with water, cover, stir half
way through cooking time
Stir during cooking
Soak in water, squeeze out well and put in
soup bowl, stir during cooking
Stir with sugar and 250ml liquid, cover and,
stir well during and after cooking
from chilled
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TABLE: DEFROSTING
Food / Drink
Power
-Level80 W
80 W
80 W
240 W
Time
-Min58-64
42-48
19-23
4-5
500
600
300
1500
240 W
240 W
240 W
80 W
8-12
6-9
4-5
48-52
1200
80 W
1000
80 W
Chicken legs
Fish in pieces
Fish fillet
Crab
200
800
400
300
240 W
240 W
240 W
240 W
Bread rolls, 2
Coarse wholemeal bread
in slices
Slices of Toast bread
Mixed flour bread, whole loaf
White bread, whole loaf
Cake, 1 slice
Cream cake, 1 slice
Whole cake, Ø 25 cm
80
250
240 W
240 W
500
240 W
6-8
150
80 W
80 W
80 W
2-5
3-4
18-20
Cream
200
240 W
2+2
Butter
Fruit e.g. strawberries
raspberries, cherries, plums
250
250
240 W
240 W
2-4
4-5
Meat for roasting
(e.g. Pork, Beef,
Lamb, Veal)
Steaks, Cutlets,
Liver
Goulash
Sausages, 8
4
Duck/Turkey
Chicken
Quantity Setting
-g1500
1000
500
200
Hints
Standing time
-MinPlace on an upturned plate, turn over
30-90
halfway through defrosting
30-90
30-90
Turn over halfway through defrosting
10-15
Stir halfway through defrosting
Place next to each other, turn over half
way through defrosting
Place on an upturned plate, turn over
halfway through defrosting
39-43
Place on an upturned plate, turn over
halfway through defrosting
33-37
Place on an upturned plate, turn over
halfway through defrosting
4-5
Turn over halfway through defrosting
9-12
Turn over halfway through defrosting
7-10
Turn over halfway through defrosting
6-8
Turn over halfway through defrosting
and remove defrosted parts
approx. 1 Only begin to defrost
2-4
Place slices next to each other,
only begin to defrost
Turn over halfway through defrosting
(centre will still be frozen)
Place on a plate
Place on a plate
Place on a plate. When half defrosted,
cut in to slices and leave until cake is
fully defrosted
Remove lid. When half defrosted, put in
a dish and allow to finish defrosting
Only begin to defrost
Place next to each other, spread out evenly
Turn over halfway through defrosting
15-30
5-10
5-10
30-90
30-90
30-90
10-15
10-15
5-10
5
5
15
5
10
30-60
5-10
15
5
The times shown in the table are guidelines which may vary according to freezing temperature, quality and weight
of the foodstuffs.
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TABLE: COOKING FRESH VEGETABLES
Vegetable
Artichokes
Leaf Spinach
Cauliflower
Broccoli
Mushrooms
Chinese leaves
Peas
Fennel
Onions
Carrots
Green peppers
Jacket potatoes
Leeks
Red cabbage
Brussels sprouts
Boiled potatoes
(salted)
Celery
White cabbage
Courgettes
Quantity Setting
-g300
300
800
500
500
500
300
500
500
250
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
Power
-Level800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
800 W
Time
-Min6-8
5-7
15-17
10-12
9-11
8-10
9-11
9-11
9-11
5-7
10-12
7-9
9-11
9-11
15-17
9-11
9-11
800 W
800 W
800 W
9-11
15-17
9-11
Hints
Added water
-Tbsps/mlremove the stalk, cover
3-4 tbsp
wash, dry well, cover, stir once or twice during cooking
1 whole head, cover, divide into florets
5-6 tbsp
stir during cooking
4-5 tbsp
divide into florets, cover, stir occasionally during cooking 4-5 tbsp
whole heads, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
cut into strips, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
4-5 tbsp
cover, stir occasionally during cooking
4-5 tbsp
cut into quarters, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
4-5 tbsp
whole, cook in microwave cling film
cut into rings, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
4-5 tbsp
cut into strips, stir once or twice during cooking
4-5 tbsp
cover, stir occasionally during cooking
4-5 tbsp
cut into rings, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
4-5 tbsp
cut into strips, stir once or twice during cooking
50 ml
whole sprouts, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
50 ml
cut into large pieces of a similar size, add a little salt,
150 ml
cover, stir occasionally during cooking
dice finely, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
50 ml
cut into strips, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
50 ml
slice, cover, stir occasionally during cooking
4-5 tbsp
TABLE: COOKING & DEFROSTING
Food Quantity
(frozen)
-gFish fillet
Trout, 1 piece
One-plate meal
Fresh spinach
Broccoli
Peas
Kohlrabi
Mixed veg.
Brussel sprouts
Red cabbage
Setting
Power Time
-Level-Min300
800 W
250
800 W
400
800 W
300
800 W
300
800 W
300
800 W
300
800 W
500
800 W
300
800 W
450
800 W
Added water
-tbsps10-12
5-7
9-11
6-8
7-9
7-9
7-9
11-13
7-9
10-12
Hints Standing time
-MinCover
1-2
Cover
1-2
Cover, stir after 6 minutes
2
Cover, stir once or twice during cooking
2
3-5 Tbsp
Cover, stir halfway through time
2
3-5 Tbsp
Cover, stir halfway through time
2
3-5 Tbsp
Cover, stir halfway through time
2
3-5 Tbsp
Cover, stir halfway through time
2
3-5 Tbsp
Cover, stir halfway through time
2
3-5 Tbsp
Cover, stir halfway through time
2
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TABLE: COOKING, GRILLING AND BROWNING
Food
Roasts
(Pork,Veal, Lamb)
Quantity Setting Power
-g-Level-
Time
-Min-
500
800 W
400 W
560 W
400 W
6-8
3-5*
4-7
2-4
1000
800 W
400 W
560 W
400 W
13-16
6-8*
10-12
3-5
1500
800 W
400 W
560 W
400 W
24-26
9-11*
14-16
5-7
1000
560 W
400 W
560 W
400 W
7-10
7-8*
4-5
5-7
1500
560 W
400 W
560 W
400 W
8-10
8-10*
8-10
3-5
Chicken
1200
800 W
400 W
800 W
400 W
Chicken legs
200
400 W
Steaks
2 medium pieces
400
Roast beef (medium)
Hints
Standing time
-Min-
Season to taste, place in shallow dish,
place on the turnatble, turn over after *
5-10
Season to taste, place fatty side down in shallow dish,
place on the turntable, tun over after *
10
8-11
5-7*
8-11
4-5
Season to taste, place breast side down in shallow dish,
place on the turntable, turn over after *
3
5-6
1-2*
6-8
Season to taste, place skin downwards on rack,
turn over after *
3
Place on rack, turn over after *, season after grilling
2
13-15*
8-12
To brown dishes
etc.
5-7
place dish on rack
Croque monsieur,
1 slice
6-9
Toast bread, spread with butter, lay 1 slice of cooked
ham, 1 slice of pineapple and 1 slice of processed
cheese on top and grill
8
21/2
Remove packaging, place pizza on rack.
Suitable for repeat cooking of upto 4 pizzas. To maintain good
results, rest the oven for 1 minute 30 seconds, before cooking
5th pizza (see power down note on page 39).
Frozen Pizza
26
365
400 W
400 W
10
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Recipes
ADAPTING RECIPES FOR THE
MICROWAVE OVEN
HOW TO USE THE RECIPES
If you would like to adapt your favourite recipes for
the microwave, you should take note of the following:
Shorten cooking times by a third to a half. Follow the
example of the recipes in this book. Foods which have a
high moisture content such as meat, fish, poultry,
vegetables, fruit, stews and soups can be prepared in
your microwave without any difficulty.
Foods which have little moisture, such as platters of
food, should have the surface moistened prior to
heating or cooking.
The amount of liquid to be added to raw foods, which
are to be braised, should be reduced to about two
thirds of the quantity in the original recipe.
If necessary, add more liquid during cooking.
The amount of fat to be added can be reduced
considerably. A small amount of butter, margarine or
oil is sufficient to flavour food. For this reason your
microwave is excellent for preparing low-fat foods as
part of a diet.
• All the recipes in this book are calculated on the
basis of 4 servings - unless otherwise stated.
• Recommendations relating to suitable utensils and
the total cooking times are given at the beginning
of every recipe.
• As a rule the quantities shown are assumed to be
wholly consumable, unless specifically indicated
otherwise.
• When eggs are given in the recipes they are
assumed to have weight of approx. 55 g (medium).
Soups & starters
Spain
Cream of avocado soup
Total cooking time: approx. 10-12 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
3
avocados (600 g of flesh)
a little lemon juice
700 ml meat stock
70 ml
cream
salt & pepper
1. Peel the soft, ripe avocados, remove stone, cut into
small pieces and puree with a mixer or a mixing
attachment on a hand mixer. Reserve two thin slivers
per portion for decoration and sprinkle with lemon
juice.
2. Put the meat stock, avocados and the cream in a dish,
season with salt and pepper and cook with lid on. Stir
once during cooking.
10-12 min.
800 W
3. Mix soup until creamy and decorate with the
remaining avocado slivers. Allow to stand for 5
minutes after cooking.
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Soups & starters
Switzerland
Barley soup
Total cooking time: approx. 35-40 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
1-2
carrots (130 g), sliced
15 g
celery, diced
1
leek (130 g), in rings
3
white cabbage leaves (100 g) in strips
200 g
veal bones
50 g
streaky bacon, in strips
50 g
barley grains
700 ml meat stock
pepper
4
wiener sausages (300 g)
Netherlands
Mushroom soup
Total cooking time: approx. 13-17 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 litre capacity)
Ingredients
200 g
mushrooms, sliced
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
300 ml meat stock
300 ml cream
21/2 tbsp plain flour (25 g)
21/2 tbsp butter or margarine (25 g)
salt & pepper
1
egg yolk
150 g
crème fraiche
Germany
Camembert toast
Total cooking time: approx. 11/2-21/2 minutes
Utensils: Flat dish
Ingredients
4
slices of bread for toasting (80 g)
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
150 g
camembert
4 tsp
cranberry jelly (40 g)
cayenne pepper
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1. Put the butter and diced onion in the dish and steam
with the lid on the dish.
approx. 1-2 min.
800 W
2. Add the vegetables to the dish. Then add the bones,
the strips of bacon and the barley and fill with the
meat stock. Season with pepper and cook with the lid
on.
1. 17-19 min.
800 W
2. 17-19 min.
400 W
3. Chop the sausages into small pieces and heat them for
5 minutes in the dish.
4. After cooking, let the soup stand for 5 minutes. Take
the bones out of the soup before serving.
1. Put the vegetables with the meat stock in the dish and
cook with the lid on.
8-9 min.
800 W
2. Puree all the ingredients in a food processor. Add the
cream.
3. Rub the flour and butter into a dough and stir into the
mushroom soup until smooth. Season with salt and
pepper, cover and cook. Stir again after cooking.
4-6 min.
800 W
4. Mix the egg yolk with the crème fraiche, stir into the
soup little by little. Heat the whole mixture again for a
short time, but do not allow it to boil!
1-2 min.
800 W
Allow the soup to stand for approximately 5 minutes
once cooked.
1. Toast the bread and spread with butter.
2. Cut the Camembert into slices and arrange on
top of the toast. Put the Cranberry jelly in the
middle of the cheese and sprinkle with Cayenne
pepper.
3. Place the toast on a plate and heat.
approx 11/2-21/2 min.
800 W
Tip: You can vary this recipe according to your taste.
For example, you can use fresh mushrooms and
grated cheese or cooked ham, asparagus and
Emmental cheese.
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Meat, fish & poultry
France
Fresh tuna with vegetables
Total cooking time: approx. 21-23 minutes
Utensils: Shallow oval gratin dish with lid
(approx. 26 cm diameter)
Ingredients
500 g
fresh tuna, in slices
2 tbsp lemon juice
salt
1 tsp
vegetable oil to grease the dish
1/2
green pepper (125 g), cut into strips
2
onions (125 g), finely chopped
1
carrot (50 g), sliced
1-2
tomatoes (125 g), diced
40 ml
white wine
1
clove of garlic
bouquet garni
salt & pepper
Spain
Mushroom with rosemary
Total cooking time: approx. 15-21 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (1 Iitre capacity)
Shallow round dish
(approx. 22 cm diameter)
Ingredients
8
large mushrooms (approx. 225 g), whole
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
50 g
bacon, finely diced
black pepper, ground
fresh rosemary, bruised
125 ml dry white wine
125 ml cream
2 tbsp flour (20 g)
1. Wash the tuna, pat dry and sprinkle with lemon juice.
Allow the fish to stand for approximately 15 minutes,
then pat dry again and add salt.
2. Spread oil on the bottom of the dish and lay the tuna
in it. Arrange the vegetables on top of the fish. Add
the white wine, the clove of garlic and the bouquet
garni and season. Cover the dish and cook.
21-23 min.
560 W
Allow the fish to stand for approximately 2 minutes
after cooking. Remove the bouquet garni and the
clove of garlic before serving.
Tip: A bouquet garni is made of:
a sprig of parsley, a bunch of herbs and vegetables
for making soup , lovage, thyme and a few bay
leaves.
1. Remove the stalks from the mushrooms and chop the
stalks into small pieces.
2. Spread the butter on the bottom of the dish. Add the
onions, the diced bacon and the mushroom stalks.
Season with pepper and rosemary, cover and cook.
4-6 min.
800 W
Leave to cool.
3. Heat 100 ml of the wine and cream in the other dish
with its lid on.
2-3 min.
800 W
4. Mix the remaining wine with the flour, stir into the hot
liquid and cook with the lid on. Stir once during
cooking.
1-2 min.
800 W
5. Fill the mushrooms with the bacon mixture, place in
the sauce and cook on the rack.
2-3 min.
800 W
6-7 min.
400 W
Allow the mushrooms to stand for approximately 2
minutes once cooked.
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Meat, fish & poultry
Germany
Courgette and macaroni bake
Total cooking time: approx. 41-49 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Gratin dish (approx. 26cm diameter)
Ingredients
500 ml water
1/2 tsp
oil
80 g
macaroni
400 g
tinned tomatoes, chopped
3
onions (150 g), finely chopped
basil, thyme, salt & pepper
1 tbsp oil to grease the dish
450 g
courgettes, sliced
150 g
sour cream
2
eggs
100 g
grated cheddar cheese
Austria
Stuffed roast chicken
for two servings
Total cooking time: approx. 32-39 minutes
Utensils: Quiche dish
Thread
Ingredients
1
chicken (1000 g)
salt, bruised (fresh) rosemary,
bruised marjoram
1
stale bread roll (40 g)
salt
1 bunch parsley, finely chopped (10 g)
1 pinch nutmeg
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
1
egg yolk
3 tbsp butter or margarine (30 g)
1 tsp
paprika, mild
salt
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease the dish
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1. Put the water, oil and salt in the dish and bring to the
boil with the lid on.
3-4 min.
800 W
2. Break the macaroni into pieces, add to the dish, stir
and allow to swell.
8-10 min.
240 W
Drain the macaroni and allow to cool.
3. Mix the tomatoes with the onions and season well.
Grease the gratin dish. Put the macaroni in it and pour
the tomato sauce over it. Arrange the courgette slices
on the top.
4. Beat the sour cream with the eggs and pour over the
mixture in the dish. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the
top.
AUTOCOOK AC-8 or
25-28 min.
800 W
5-7 min.
400 W
Allow the dish to stand for 5-10 minutes after cooking.
1. Wash the chicken, pat it dry and season the cavity
with salt, rosemary and marjoram.
2. To make the filling, soak the bread roll for
approximately 10 minutes in cold water, and then
squeeze out excess water. Mix butter and egg yolk
with salt, parsley, nutmeg, and stuff the chicken with
the mixture. Sew the opening with cotton or butcher’s
thread.
3. Heat the butter.
approx. 1 min.
800 W
Mix the paprika and salt with the butter and smear it
on the chicken.
4. Cook the chicken in the greased quiche dish (do not
cover).
1. 11-13 min.
800 W
2. 5-7 min.
400 W
Turn the chicken over
3. 11-13 min.
800 W
4. 4-5 min.
400 W
Allow the stuffed chicken to stand for approximately 3
minutes after cooking.
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Meat, fish & poultry
Switzerland
Fish fillet with cheese sauce
Total cooking time: approx. 22-26 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (1 Iitre capacity)
Shallow round gratin dish
(approx. 25 cm diameter)
Ingredients
3
fish fillets (approx. 600 g)
2 tbsp lemon juice
salt
1 tbsp butter or margarine
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
2 tbsp flour (20 g)
100 ml white wine
1 tsp
vegetable oil to grease the dish
100 g
grated Emmental cheese
2 tsp
chopped parsley
Germany
Grill skewers
Total cooking time: approx. 14-17 minutes
Utensils: Rack
3 wooden skewers
(approx. 20-25 cm long)
Ingredients
250-300 g pork cutlets
60 g
bacon
1-2
onions (75 g), cut in quarters
3
tomatoes (150 g), cut in quarters
1/2
green pepper (75 g), cut into 8
3 tbsp oil
2 tsp
paprika
salt
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
Worcester sauce
1. Wash the fish, pat dry and sprinkle with lemon juice.
Leave to stand for 15 minutes, pat dry again and rub
with salt.
2. Smear the butter on the bottom of the dish. Add the
diced onion, cover with the lid and steam.
approx. 2 min.
800 W
3. Sprinkle the flour over the onions and stir. Add the
white wine and mix.
4. Grease the gratin dish and place the fish in it. Pour
the sauce over the fish and sprinkle with cheese. Place
on the grill and cook.
16-19 min.
560 W
4-5 min.
400 W
Allow fish to stand for approximately 2 minutes after
cooking. Serve with a garnish of chopped parsley
1. Cut the pork and the bacon into cubes approximately
2-3cm in size.
2. Skewer the meat the vegetables alternately on the
wooden skewer.
3. Mix the oil with the spices and place the skewers on
the rack and cook.
AUTOCOOK AC-2 or
1. 7-9 min.
400 W
4. Turn the skewers over.
2. 7-9 min.
400 W
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Meat, fish & poultry
Spain
Stuffed ham
Total cooking time: approx. 15-21 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Shallow oval gratin dish with lid
or microwave cling film
(approx. 26 cm long)
Ingredients
125 g
fresh spinach, with stalks removed
125 g
quark (6% fat)
40 g
grated Emmental cheese
pepper
paprika, mild
6
slices cooked ham (300 g)
125 ml water
125 ml cream
2 tbsp flour (20 g)
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease the dish
1. Cut the spinach finely, mix with the quark and the
cheese and season to taste.
2. Place a tablespoon of the filling on each slice of the
cooked ham and roll up. Secure the ham with a
wooden toothpick.
3. Make a béchamel sauce. To do this, pour the liquid
into the dish, cover and heat.
3-4 min.
800 W
Rub the butter into the flour, add to the liquid and
beat with a balloon whisk, until it is smooth. Cover,
bring to the boil until thickened.
approx. 1 min.
800 W
Stir and taste.
4. Pour the sauce into the greased dish, place the ham
rolls in the dish and cook with the lid on. To brown
the top, remove the lid and place the dish on the rack.
1. 6-9 min.
800 W
2. 5-7 min.
400 W
Allow the ham rolls to stand for approximately 5
minutes after cooking.
Tip: You can also use ready-made béchamel sauce for
this recipe.
Greece
Pot roast with green beans
Total cooking time: approx. 20-24 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 litre capacity)
Ingredients
1-2
tomatoes (100 g)
400 g
lamb without bones
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease the dish
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
1
clove of garlic, crushed
salt & pepper
sugar
250 g
tinned green beans
Tip: If you use fresh beans, these must be cooked in
advance.
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1. Peel the tomatoes, cut out the stalks and purée in a
food processor.
2. Cut the lamb into large cubes. Grease the dish with
butter. Add the meat, the diced onion and crushed
garlic clove, season, cover dish and cook.
9-11 min.
800 W
3. Add the beans and the puréed tomatoes to the meat
and continue to cook with the lid on.
11-13 min.
560 W
Allow the meat to stand for approximately 5 minutes
after cooking.
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Meat, fish & poultry
Switzerland
Zurich veal stew
Total cooking time: approx. 11-15 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
600 g
veal fillet
1 tbsp butter or margarine
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
100 ml white wine
gravy thickener to make approx. 1/2 litre
300 ml cream
salt & pepper
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
France
Filet of sole
for 2 portions
Total cooking time: approx. 13-16 minutes
Utensils: Shallow oval gratin dish with lid
(approx.26 cm)
Ingredients
400 g
filet of sole
1
lemon, untreated
2
tomatoes (150 g)
1 tsp
butter or margarine to grease the dish
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
salt & pepper
4 tbsp white wine (30 ml)
2 tbsp butter or margarine (20 g)
1. Slice the meat into finger-thick strips.
2. Smear the butter evenly around the dish. Add the
onion and the meat to the dish, cover and cook. Stir
once during cooking.
7-10 min.
800 W
3. Add the white wine, the gravy powder and the cream,
stir, cover and continue to cook.
Stir once during cooking.
4-5 min.
800 W
4. Taste the stew, stir again and allow to stand for 5
minutes. Serve with parsley garnish.
1. Wash the fish and pat dry. Remove any bones.
2. Slice the lemon and the tomatoes finely.
3. Grease the gratin dish with butter. Place the fish in it
and drizzle with vegetable oil.
4. Sprinkle the fish with parsley, lay the slices of tomato
on top and season. Lay the slices of lemon on top of
the tomato and pour the white wine over this.
5. Dot the lemon with butter, cover and cook.
13-16 min.
560 W
Allow the fish fillet to stand for approximately 5
minutes after cooking.
Tip: You can also use rosefish, halibut, mullet, plaice or
cod in this recipe.
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Meat, fish & poultry
China
Prawns with chilli
Total cooking time: approx. 5 - 7 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (1 litre capacity)
Bowl with lid (2 litre capacity)
Ingredients
6
prawns (shelled 240 g)
50 ml
white wine
2
small bunches of chives (200 g)
1-2
chillies, hot
20 g
ginger (fresh)
1 tbsp cornflour
2 tbsp vegetable oil (20 g)
11/2 tbsp soy sauce (20 ml)
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp vinegar
Germany
Roast pork with crackling
Total cooking time: approx. 55-63 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 litre capacity)
Bowl with lid (1 litre capacity)
Ingredients
1000 g boned shoulder of pork, with fat rind
1-2
garlic cloves
salt
black pepper, freshly ground
1 tsp
caraway seeds
2
carrots, sliced (125 g)
60 g
celeriac, finely diced
60 g
leeks, sliced in rings
salt & pepper
75 ml
water
75 ml
beer
dark gravy thickener for 1/4-1/2 litre gravy
1. Wash the prawns. Remove the shell and tail. Cut into
the spine and remove gut. Cut each prawn into 2 or 3
pieces and snip each piece so they do not curl when
cooked. Put the prawns into a bowl and sprinkle with
the wine. Cover and marinate.
2. Wash chives and chillis and pat dry. Cut chives into
5cm lengths. Cut chillies in half lengthwise and remove
seeds. Peel and slice ginger.
3. Take the prawns out of the wine and coat them in
cornflour.
4. Put oil, chives, chillies and ginger slices into bowl and
cover. Heat.
approx. 2 min.
800 W
5. Add prawns to the bowl. Season with soy sauce, sugar
and vinegar. Stir and cook covered.
3-5 min.
800 W
Allow the prawns to stand for 1 - 2 minutes after
cooking. Serve hot.
1. Wash the meat and pat dry. Cut a criss-cross pattern
onto the fat rind.
2. Crush garlic clove, mix with salt, pepper and caraway
seeds, and use to season meat.
3. Place the meat rind-down in bowl. Season vegetables
and add them to bowl. Mix water and beer and pour
into bowl. Cook covered, turning halfway through
cooking.
1. 6-7 min.
800 W
2. 46-52 min.
560 W
4. Remove meat, wrap in kitchen foil and leave to stand
for 10 minutes. Strain the meat juices through a sieve
into the small dish. Add water to make 250 ml of
liquid. Add the correct amount of gravy thickener to
the juices, stir and heat covered, stirring occasionally.
3-4 min.
800 W
Season the sauce as required, pour over meat and
serve.
Tip: Vegetables and dumplings or boiled potatoes go well
with this recipe
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Vegetables & noodles
Italy
Lasagne
Total cooking time: approx. 22-26 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Shallow rectangular gratin dish with lid
(approx. 20x20x6 cm)
Ingredients
300 g
tomatoes, tinned
50 g
ham, finely diced
1
onion (50 g), finely chopped
1
garlic clove, crushed
250 g
minced beef
2 tbsp tomato puree (30 g)
salt & pepper
oregano, thyme, basil
150 ml creme fraiche
100 ml milk
50 g
grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp
chopped mixed herbs
1 tsp
olive oil
salt, pepper & nutmeg
1 tsp
vegetable oil for greasing dish
125 g
green lasagne sheets
1 tsp
grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp
butter or margarine
France
Vegetable casserole
Total cooking time: approx. 19-21 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 litre capacity)
Ingredients
5 tbsp olive oil (50 ml)
1
garlic clove, crushed
1
onion (50 g), sliced
1
small aubergine (250 g), roughly chopped
1
courgette (200 g), roughly chopped
1
pepper (200 g), roughly chopped
1
small fennel bulb (75 g), roughly chopped
pepper
1
bouquet garni
200 g
tin artichoke hearts, quartered
salt & pepper
1. Slice the tomatoes and mix with the diced onion and
ham, garlic, minced beef and tomato puree. Season
and steam with lid on.
7-9 min.
800 W
2. Mix together the cream, milk, Parmesan cheese, herbs
and oil. Season.
3. Grease the dish and cover the base with 1/3 of the
pasta sheets. Spread half of the meat mixture on top
of the pasta and cover with some of the cheese sauce.
Lay another 1/3 of the pasta on top of this, followed by
the meat mixture and some sauce. Finish with the last
1/3 of the pasta covered with a lot of sauce and top
with grated Parmesan. Add butter slivers and cook
with lid on.
15-17 min.
560 W
Leave the lasagne 5 to 10 minutes to stand after
cooking.
1. Put olive oil and garlic in dish. Add all the prepared
vegetables except the artichoke hearts and season
with pepper. Add the bouquet garni and cook covered.
Stir once during cooking.
19-21 min.
800 W
Add the artichoke hearts to the bowl for the last 5
minutes.
2. Season the ratatouille to taste and take the bouquet
garni out before serving. Once cooked, leave the
ratatouille to stand for about 2 minutes.
Tips: Serve this hot vegetable casserole with meat dishes.
Served cold it makes a delicious starter.
A bouquet garni is made of:
a sprig of parsley, lovage, thyme and a few bay
leaves.
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Vegetables & noodles
Spain
Stuffed potatoes
Total cooking time: approx. 12 - 16 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 litre capacity)
China plates
Ingredients
4
medium-sized potatoes (400 g)
100 ml water
60g
ham, finely diced
1/2
onion (25 g), finely chopped
75-100 ml milk
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (20 g)
salt & pepper
2 tbsp grated Emmental cheese
1. Put the potatoes in the bowl, add the water, cover and
cook. Turn once during cooking.
8-10 min.
800 W
Allow to cool.
2. Halve the potatoes lengthways and carefully scoop out
the flesh. Mix the potato with the ham, onion, milk and
Parmesan until it is smooth. Season with salt and
pepper.
3. Fill the potato skins with the mixture, top with the
grated Emmental, place on the plates and cook.
4-6 min.
800 W
Leave the potatoes to stand for about 2 minutes after
cooking.
Drinks & desserts
Denmark
Berry jelly with vanilla sauce
Total cooking time: approx. 10-13 minutes
Utensils: 2 dishes with lids (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
150 g
redcurrants, washed, stems and stalks
removed
150 g
strawberries, washed, stalks removed
150 g
raspberries, washed and checked
250 ml white wine
100 g
sugar
50 ml
lemon juice
8
gelatine sheets
300 ml milk
flavouring from 1/2 vanilla pod
30 g
sugar
15 g
cornflour
1. Reserve some of the fruit for decoration. Puree the rest
of the berries with the wine. Put into the bowl and
cook cover.
7-9 min.
800 W
Add sugar and lemon juice.
2. Leave gelatine in cold water for 10 minutes to soften.
Remove and squeeze out water. Stir gelatine into the
hot fruit until it dissolves. Put the jelly into the fridge
to set.
3. To make the vanilla sauce, put the milk in a bowl. Slice
the vanilla pod open and scrape out the vanilla
flavouring. Stir the flavouring, sugar and cornflour
into the milk and cover before cooking. Stir
occasionally during cooking and to finish.
3-4 min.
800 W
4. Tip the set jelly onto a plate and garnish with the
whole berries. Serve with the vanilla sauce.
Tip: You can also use frozen fruit once it is defrosted.
Deutschland
Hot lemon
for 1 portion
Total cooking time: approx. 1-2 minutes
Utensils: Tea glass (150 ml capacity)
Ingredients
100 ml water
juice of 1 lemon
2-3 tsp sugar
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1. Pour water and lemon juice into the glass and heat.
approx. 1-2 min.
800 W
Stir in sugar to taste.
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Drinks & desserts
France
Pears in chocolate sauce
Total cooking time: approx. 12-16 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Bowl with lid (1 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
4
pears (600 g)
60 g
sugar
1
packet of vanilla sugar (10 g)
1 tbsp pear liqueur, 30% proof
150 ml water
130 g
plain chocolate, broken into pieces
100 g
crème fraiche
Niederlande
Fiery drink
for 10 portions
Total cooking time: approx. 9-11 minutes
Utensils: Bowl with lid (2 Iitre capacity)
Ingredients
500 ml white wine
500 ml red wine, dry
500 ml rum, 54% proof
1
whole orange, untreated
3
cinnamon sticks
75 g
sugar
10 tsp rock candy
Österreich
Chocolate with cream
for 1 portion
Total cooking time: approx. 1-2 minutes
Utensils: Large cup (200 ml capacity)
Ingredients
150 ml milk
30 g
plain chocolate, grated
30 ml
cream
chocolate vermicelli
1. Peel the pears, keeping them whole.
2. Put sugar, vanilla sugar, liqueur and water into the
bowl. Stir and heat.
1-2 min.
800 W
3. Place the pears in the juice, cover and cook.
9-11 min.
800 W
Take the pears out of the juice and allow to cool.
4. Put 50 ml of the juice in the small bowl, add the cream
and chocolate. Cover and heat.
2-3 min.
800 W
5. Stir the sauce well and pour over the pears to serve.
Tip: You could also serve this with vanilla ice cream.
1. Pour the alcohol into the bowl. Peel the orange so that
the peel is thin and put this in the alcohol together
with the cinnamon and sugar. Cover and heat.
9-11 min.
800 W
Remove the peel and cinnamon. Put one teaspoon of
the rock candy into each grog glass, top up with the
fiery drink and serve.
1. Pour the milk into the cup. Add the chocolate, stir and
heat. Stir occasionally.
approx. 1-2 min.
800 W
2. Whip the cream until stiff and spoon this on top of the
chocolate. Serve garnished with chocolate vermicelli.
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Care & cleaning
CAUTION: DO NOT USE COMMERCIAL OVEN
CLEANERS, STEAM CLEANERS, ABRASIVE, HARSH
CLEANERS, ANY THAT CONTAIN SODIUM
HYDROXIDE OR SCOURING PADS ON ANY PART OF
YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN.
Oven exterior
The outside of your oven can be cleaned easily with
mild soap and water. Make sure the soap is wiped off
with a moist cloth, and dry the exterior with a soft
towel.
Oven controls
Open the door before cleaning to de-activate the oven
controls. Care should be taken when cleaning the oven
control. Using a cloth dampened with water only,
gently wipe the panel until it becomes clean. Avoid
using excessive amounts of water. Do not use any sort
of chemical or abrasive cleaner.
Oven Interior
1. For cleaning, wipe any splatters or spills with a soft
damp cloth or sponge after each use while the oven
is still warm. For heavier spills, use a mild soap and
wipe several times with a damp cloth until all
residues are removed. Do not remove the waveguide
cover.
2. Make sure that mild soap or water does not
penetrate the small vents in the walls which may
cause damage to the oven.
3. Do not use spray type cleaners on the oven interior.
4. Heat up your oven regularly by using the grill, refer
to note 2 on page 15. Remaining food or fat
splashed can cause smoke or a bad smell.
Turntable and turntable support
Remove the turntable and turntable support from the
oven. Wash the turntable and turntable support in mild
soapy water. Dry with a soft cloth. Both the turntable
and the turntable support are dishwasher safe.
Door
To remove all trace of dirt, regularly clean both sides of
the door, the door seals and sealing surfaces with a
soft, damp cloth.
Rack
This should be washed in a mild washing up liquid
solution and dried. The rack is dishwasher safe.
NOTE: A steam cleaner should not be used.
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What to do if...
... the microwave appliance is not working
properly ?
Check that
- the fuses in the fuse box are working,
- there has not been a power outage.
- If the fuses continue to blow, please contact
a qualified electrician.
... the microwave mode is not working ?
Check that
- the door is properly closed,
- the door seals and their surfaces are clean,
- the START-button has been pressed
... the turntable is not turning ?
Check that
- the turntable support is correctly connected
to the drive,
- the ovenware does not extend beyond the
turntable,
- food does not extend beyond the edge of
the turntable preventing it from rotating.
- there is nothing in the well beneath the
turntable.
... the microwave will not switch off ?
- Isolate the appliance from the fuse box.
- Contact your local Service Force Centre.
... the interior light is not working ?
- Call your local Service Force Centre. The
interior light bulb can be exchanged only by
trained Service Force technicians.
... the food is taking longer to heat through
and cook than before ?
- Set a longer cooking time (double quantity
= nearly double time) or
- if the food is colder than usual, rotate or
turn from time to time or
- set a higher power setting.
NOTE: If you cook the food over the standard time with only the same cooking mode, the power of the oven
will lower automatically to avoid overheating. (The microwave power level will be reduced or the grill
heating element will begin to light on and off). After pausing for 90 seconds, full power can be reset
Cooking Mode
Microwave (800 W)
Grill
Dual Grill
Standard time
20 minutes
10 minutes
Grill - 10 minutes
Reduced power level
Microwave - 560 W
Grill - 50 %
Grill - 50 %
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Service & spare parts
If you wish to purchase spare parts or require an engineer, contact your local AEG Service Force Centre
by telephoning:
08705 929 929
Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the Service Force Centre covering your post code area.
For the address of your local Service Force Centre and further information about Service Force, please
visit the website at:
www.serviceforce.co.uk
When you contact the Service Force Centre they will need the following information:
1. Your name & address, including post code.
2. Your telephone number
3. Clear and concise details of the fault.
4. The model and serial number of the appliance (found on the rating plate).
5. The purchase date:
Please note that a valid purchase receipt or guarantee documentation is
required for in-guarantee service calls.
Customer care
For general enquiries concerning your AEG
appliance or for further information on AEG
products please contact our Customer Care
Department by letter or telephone at the address
below or visit our website at:
www.aeg.co.uk
Customer Care Department
AEG Domestic Appliances
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire, SL1 1DZ
Tel. 08705 350350 (*)
(*) Calls may be recorded for training purposes.
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For Customer Service in Ireland please contact us
at the address below:
AEG
Electrolux Group (Irl) Ltd
Long Mile Road
Dublin 12
Republic of Ireland
Tel: + 353 (0)1 4090754
Email: service.eid@electrolux.ie
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Guarantee conditions
Standard guarantee conditions
We, AEG, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of the purchase this AEG appliance or any part
thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our
discretion repair or replace the same FREE OF CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition that:
• The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electricity or gas supply stated on
the rating plate.
• The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance with the
manufacturer's operating and maintenance instructions.
• The appliance has not been serviced, maintained, repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any
person not authorised by us.
• All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by a Service Force Centre. Any appliance
or defective part replaced shall become the Company's property.
• This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights.
• Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Visits may be available outside these hours in which case a premium will be charged.
Exclusions
This guarantee does not cover:
• Damage or calls resulting from transportation, improper use or neglect, the replacement of any light
bulbs or removable parts of glass or plastic.
• Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance which is improperly installed or calls to appliances
outside the United Kingdom.
• Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which are subject to
rental agreements.
• Products of AEG manufacture which are not marketed by AEG.
European Guarantee
If you should move to another country within Europe then your guarantee moves with you to your new
home subject to the following qualifications:
• The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product.
• The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour and parts as exists in the
new country of use for this brand or range of products.
• This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user.
• Your new home is within the European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area.
• The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions and is only used domestically,
i.e. a normal household.
• The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new country.
Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care centre, listed below, to give them details of
your new home. They will then ensure that the local Service Organisation is aware of your move and
able to look after you and your appliances.
France
Senlis
+33 (0) 3 44 62 29 29
Germany
Nürnberg
+49 (0) 800 234 7378
Italy
Pordenone
+39 (0) 800 117511
Sweden
Stockholm
+46 (0) 8 672 5360
UK
Slough
+44 (0) 1753 219899
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Specifications
AC Line Voltage
Distribution line fuse/circuit breaker
AC Power required:
Output power:
Microwave Frequency:
Outside Dimensions:
Microwave
Grill
Dual grill
Microwave
Grill
MCD1751E
MCD1761E
Cavity Dimensions
Oven Capacity
Turntable
Weight
Oven lamp
: 230-240 V, 50 Hz, single phase
: Minimum 16 A
: 1.25 kW
: 1.00 kW
: 2.2 kW
: 800 W (IEC 60705)
: 1000 W
: 2450 MHz
: 492 mm (W) x 370 mm (H) x 316 mm (D)
: 592 mm (W) x 370 mm (H) x 316 mm (D)
: 285 mm (W) x 202 mm (H) x 298 mm (D) *
: 17 litres *
: ø 272 mm, glass
: approx. 16 kg
: 25 W/240 - 250 V
* Internal capacity is calculated by measuring maximum width, depth and height.
Actual capacity for holding food is less.
This oven complies with the requirements of Directives 89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC
as amended by 93/68/EEC.
SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AS PART OF
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Important information
Ecologically responsible disposal of packaging materials and old
appliances
Packaging materials
AEG microwave ovens require effective packaging to protect them during transportation.
Only the minimum packaging necessary is used.
Packaging materials (e.g. foil or styrofoam) can place children at risk.
Danger of suffocation. Keep packaging material away from children.
All packaging materials used are environment friendly and can be recycled. The cardboard is
made from recycled paper and the wooden parts are untreated. Plastic items are marked as
follows:
«PE» polyethylene eg packaging film
«PS» polystyrene eg packaging (CFC-free)
«PP» polypropylene eg packaging straps
By using and re-using the packaging, raw materials are saved and waste volume is reduced.
Packaging should be taken to your nearest recycling centre.
Contact your local council for information.
Disposal of old appliances
Old appliances should be made safe before disposal by removing the plug, and cutting off and
disposing of the power cable.
It should then be taken to the nearest recycling centre. Check with your local Council or
Environmental Health Office to see if there are facilities in your area for recycling the appliance.
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Installation
INSTALLING THE APPLIANCE
1. Remove all packaging and check carefully for any
signs of damage.
2. If fitting the microwave oven above a conventional
oven (position A) then use the mylar sheet provided.
a. Cut the Mylar sheet to fit the internal width of
the unit.
b. Peel back the protective cover on the tape and fix
to the rear of the shelf
so that it covers
the service
gap. (See
diagram).
Mylar sheet
Inte
rnal
wid
th
Conventional
oven
ap
ice g
Serv
3. Fit the appliance into the kitchen cupboard slowly,
and without force, until the front frame of the oven
seals against the front opening of the cupboard.
4. Ensure the appliance is
stable and not leaning.
5 mm
Ensure that a 5mm gap is
kept between the cupboard
door above and the top of
the frame (see diagram).
5. Fix the oven in position with the
screws provided.
The fixing points are located on
the top and bottom corners of
the oven (see diagram, item 10,
on page 5).
6. It is important to ensure that the installation of this
product conforms to the instructions in this
operation manual and the hob or conventional oven
manufacturer’s installation instructions.
Chimney
Chimney
SAFE USE OF THE APPLIANCE
Position A
Position B
Position C
If fitting the microwave in position B or C:
• The cupboard must be a minimum of
500mm (E) above the worktop & must not
be installed directly above a hob.
• This appliance has been tested and
approved for use near domestic gas,
electric and induction hobs only.
• Sufficient space between hob and
microwave should be allowed to prevent
overheating of microwave oven,
surrounding cupboard and accessories.
• Do not operate the hob without pans
when the microwave oven is operating.
• Care should be taken when attending to
the microwave oven while the hob is on.
Position D
E
D
Conventional
oven
POSITION
W
NICHE SIZE
D
H
CHIMNEY
(min)
Gap Between
Cupboard & Ceiling
A
560 x 550 x 360
50
50
B+C
460 x 300 x 360
560 x 300 x 360
18
18
50
50
D
460 x 500 x 360
560 x 500 x 360
40
40
50
50
Measurements in (mm)
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Installation
CONNECTING THE APPLIANCE TO THE POWER SUPPLY
• The electrical outlet should be readily accessible so that the
(A)
unit can be unplugged easily in an emergency.
• The socket should not be positioned behind the cupboard.
• The best position is above the cupboard, see (A).
When not connecting the power supply cord to position (A) it
should be removed from the support clip (see diagram, item 14, on
page 5) and routed under the oven.
• Connect the appliance to a single phase 230-240V/50Hz alternating
current via a correctly installed earth socket.
The socket must be fused with a ≥16A fuse.
• If the appliance is to be operated in a non-European country, the supply voltage, current type and
frequency of the appliance indicated on the rating plate must correspond with the specification of
your power supply. The rating plate can be found on the inside face of the control panel.
• The power supply cord may only be replaced by an electrician.
• Before installing, tie a piece of string to the power supply cord to facilitate connection to point (A)
when the appliance is being installed.
• When inserting the appliance into the high-sided cupboard, DO NOT crush the power supply cord.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
• If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is
not suitable for your socket outlet, it must be
cut off and the appropriate plug fitted.
• Remove the fuse from the cut off plug. The cut
off plug should then be disposed of to prevent
the hazard of shocks in case it should be
plugged into a 13 Amp socket in another part
of your home.
IMPORTANT
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
GREEN AND YELLOW
EARTH
BLUE
NEUTRAL
BROWN
LIVE
If you fit your own plug, the colours of the wires
in the mains lead of your appliance may not
correspond with the markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
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• Connect the green and yellow (earth) wire to
the terminal in the plug which is marked with
the letter ”E” or the earth symbol (
) or
coloured green and yellow.
• Connect the blue (neutral) wire to the terminal
in the plug which is marked with the letter ”N”
or coloured black.
• Connect the brown (live) wire to the terminal
in the plug which is marked with the letter ”L”
or coloured red.
GREEN & YELLOW
13 AMP FUSE
13 AMP
WARNING:
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
The manufacturer declines any liability
should this safety measure not be
observed.
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From the Electrolux Group. The World’s No.1 choice.
The Electrolux group is the world’s largest producer of powered appliances for the kitchen, cleaning and outdoor use.
More than 55 million Electrolux Group products (such as refrigerators, cookers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners,
chain saws and lawn mowers) are sold each year to a value of approx. USD 14 billion in more than 150 countries around
the world.
AEG Domestic Appliances
Cornwall House
55 - 77 High Street
SLOUGH
SL1 1DZ
Telephone: 08705 350350
© Electrolux plc 2004
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