AEG MCC3880E-M User Manual

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MCC3880E-m

User Manual

Microwave Oven

Benutzerinformation

Mikrowelle

Notice d'utilisation

 

Gebruiksaanwijzing

 

Dear Customer:

Before going any further, we want to thank you for preferring our product. We are sure that this modern, functional and practical microwave oven, manufactured with top quality materials, will fully meet your expectations.

We ask you to read the instructions in this booklet very carefully as this will allow you to get the best results from using your microwave oven.

KEEP THE DOCUMENTATION OF THIS PRODUCT FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

Always keep the instruction manual handy. If you lend the microwave oven to someone else give them the manual as well!

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Environmental protection

Disposal of the packaging

The packaging bears the Green Point mark.

Dispose of all the packaging materials such as cardboard, expanded polystyrene and plastic wrapping in the appropriate bins. In this way you can be sure that the packaging materials will be re-used.

Disposal of equipment no longer used

According to European Directive 2002/96/EC on the management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), home electrical appliances should not be put into the normal systems for disposal of solid urban waste.

Outdated appliances should be collected separately to optimise component material recovery and re-cycling rates and to prevent potential harm to human health and the environment. The symbol of a rubbish container superimposed by a diagonal cross should be put on all such products to remind people of their obligation to have such items collected separately.

Consumers should contact their local authorities or point of sale and request information on the appropriate places to leave their old home electrical appliances.

Before disposing of your appliance, render it nonusable by pulling out the power cable, cutting this and disposing of it.

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Contents

 

Installation instructions......................................................................................................................

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Before installation.....................................................................................................................................

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After installation .......................................................................................................................................

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Microwave safety ................................................................................................................................

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The advantages of microwaves .........................................................................................................

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Description of your oven....................................................................................................................

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Basic controls .....................................................................................................................................

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Setting the clock.......................................................................................................................................

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Safety blocking.........................................................................................................................................

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Stopping the rotating plate.......................................................................................................................

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Microwave oven ......................................................................................................................................

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Microwave oven ......................................................................................................................................

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Grill.........................................................................................................................................................

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Microwave + Grill ....................................................................................................................................

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Hot air.....................................................................................................................................................

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Microwave + Hot air ................................................................................................................................

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Grill with Fan...........................................................................................................................................

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Defrosting by weight (automatic)..............................................................................................................

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Defrosting by time (manual).....................................................................................................................

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Special functions ..............................................................................................................................

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Special Function P1: Heating food ...........................................................................................................

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Special Function P2: Cooking..................................................................................................................

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Special Function P3: Defrosting & Toasting..............................................................................................

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When the oven is working................................................................................................................

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Interrupting a cooking cycle .....................................................................................................................

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Altering parameters.................................................................................................................................

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Cancelling a cooking cycle ......................................................................................................................

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End of a cooking cycle ............................................................................................................................

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Defrosting ..........................................................................................................................................

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Cooking with a microwave oven......................................................................................................

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Cooking with the grill........................................................................................................................

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Roasting and baking.........................................................................................................................

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What kind of ovenware can be used? .............................................................................................

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Microwave function .................................................................................................................................

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Grill and Hot air function ..........................................................................................................................

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Microwave + grill function ........................................................................................................................

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Aluminium containers and foil ..................................................................................................................

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Lids ........................................................................................................................................................

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Oven Cleaning and Maintenance.....................................................................................................

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Front surface...........................................................................................................................................

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Oven interior ...........................................................................................................................................

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Oven ceiling............................................................................................................................................

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Accessories ............................................................................................................................................

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What should I do if the oven doesn’t work?...................................................................................

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Technical characteristics .................................................................................................................

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Description of Functions ..........................................................................................................................

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Specifications..........................................................................................................................................

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Installation .........................................................................................................................................

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Installation instructions

Before installation

Check that the input voltage indicated on the characteristics plate is the same as the voltage of the power outlet you are going to use.

Open the oven door and take out all the accessories and remove the packing material.

Do not remove the mica cover on the ceiling of the interior! This cover stops fat and pieces of food damaging the microwave generator.

Warning! The front surface of the oven may be wrapped with a protective film. Before using the oven for the first time, carefully remove this film, starting on the inside.

Make sure that the oven is not damaged in any way. Check that the oven door closes correctly and that the interior of the door and the front of the oven opening are not damaged. If you find any damage contact the Technical Assistance Service.

DO NOT USE THE OVEN if the power cable or the plug are damaged, if the oven does not function correctly or if it has been damaged or dropped. Contact the Technical Assistance Service.

Put the oven on a flat and stable surface. The oven must not be put close to any sources of heat, radios or televisions.

During installation, make sure that the power cable does not come into contact with any moisture or objects with sharp edges behind the oven. High temperatures can damage the cable.

Warning: after the oven is installed you must make sure you can access the plug.

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After installation

The oven is equipped with a power cable and a plug for single phase current.

If the oven is to be installed on a permanent basis it should be installed by a qualified technician. In such a case, the oven should be connected to a circuit with an all-pole circuit breaker with a minimum separation of 3 mm between contacts.

WARNING: THE OVEN MUST BE EARTHED.

The manufacturer and retailers do not accept responsibility for any damage that may be caused to people, animals or property if these installation instructions are not observed..

The oven only functions when the door is closed correctly.

After the first use, clean the inside of the oven and the accessories, following the cleaning instructions given in the section “Oven cleaning and maintenance”.

Fit the Turntable support (1) in the centre of the oven cavity and put the Turntable ring (2) and the Turntable plate (3) on top, making sure they slot in. Whenever you use the microwave, the turntable plate and the respective accessories must be inside and correctly fitted. The turntable plate can rotate in both directions.

During installation, follow the instructions supplied separately.

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The oven can only be used again after it has been repaired by a Technical Assistance Service technician.

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Microwave safety

Warning! Never leave the oven unwatched, especially when using paper, plastic or other combustible materials. These materials can char and may fire. FIRE RISK!

Warning! If you see smoke or fire, keep the door closed in order to smother the flames. Switch off the oven and take the plug out of the socket or cut off the oven power supply.

Warning! Do not heat pure alcohol or alcoholic drinks in the microwave. FIRE RISK!

Warning! Do not heat liquids or other foods in closed containers since these may explode readily.

Warning! Children should only be able to use the oven without adult supervision if they have been given instructions on how to use the oven safely and on how to identify the dangers of badly using the oven.

Warning! If the oven has a combined function mode (microwave with other means of heating), children should not be allowed to use the oven without adult supervision on account of the high temperatures generated.

Warning! The oven cannot be used if:

-The door is not closed correctly;

-The door hinges are damaged;

-The surfaces of the contact between the door and the oven front are damaged;

-The door window glass is damaged;

-There is frequent electrical arcing inside the oven even though there is no metal object inside.

Beware!

Never heat baby foods or drinks in bottles or jars with the teats or lids on them. After heating the food mix or shake well so that the heat is spread evenly. Check the food temperature before feeding this to the child. DANGER OF BURNING!

To avoid food overheating or burning it is very important not to select long time periods or power levels that are too high when heating small quantities of food. For example, a bread roll can burn after 3 minutes if the power selected is too high.

For toasting, use just the grilling function and watch the oven all the time. It you use a combined function to toast bread it will catch fire in a very short time.

Make sure you never catch the power cables of other electrical appliances in the hot door or the oven. The cable insulation may melt.

Danger of short-circuiting!

Take care when heating liquids!

When liquids (water, coffee, tea, milk, etc.) are nearly at boiling point inside the oven and are taken out suddenly, they may spurt out of their containers. DANGER OF INJURIES AND BURNS!

To avoid that type of situation when heating liquids, put a teaspoon or glass rod inside the container.

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Microwave safety

This oven is exclusively for domestic use!

Use the oven only for preparing meals.

Avoid damaging the oven or other dangerous situations by following these instructions:

Do not switch on the oven without the turntable support, the turntable ring and the respective plate being in place.

Never switch on the microwave when it is empty. If there is no food inside there may be an electrical overcharge and the oven could be damaged. RISK OF DAMAGE!

For carrying out oven programming tests put a glass of water inside the oven. The water will absorb the microwaves and the oven will not be damaged.

Do not cover or obstruct the ventilation openings.

Use only dishes suitable for microwaves. Before using dishes and containers in the microwave, check that these are suitable (see the section on types of dishes).

Never remove the mica cover on the ceiling of the oven interior! This cover stops fat and pieces of food damaging the microwave generator.

Do not keep any inflammable object inside the oven as it may burn if the oven is switched on.

Do not use the oven as a pantry.

Eggs with their shells and whole boiled eggs must not be heated in microwave ovens because they may explode.

Do not use the oven for frying as it is impossible to control the temperature of oil heated by microwaves.

To avoid being burnt, always use oven gloves for handling dishes and containers and touching the oven.

Do not lean or sit on the open oven door.

This may damage the oven, especially in the hinge zone. The door can bear a maximum weight of 8 kg.

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The turntable and the grills can bear a maximum load of 8 kg. To avoid damaging the oven, do not exceed this load.

Cleaning:

Warning! Your microwave oven must be cleaned regularly. All food remains must be removed (see section on Oven Cleaning). If the microwave oven is not kept clean its surface may deteriorate and this may shorten the oven’s working life and could even result in a dangerous situation.

The door contact surfaces (the front of the cavity and the inside part of the doors) must be kept very clean in order to ensure the oven functions correctly.

Please follow the instructions regarding cleaning in the section “Oven Cleaning and Maintenance”.

Repairs:

Warning – Microwaves! The outer protection of the oven must not be removed. It is dangerous for anyone not authorised by the manufacturer to carry out any kind of repair or maintenance work.

If the power cable is damaged it should be substituted by the manufacturer, authorised agents or technicians qualified for this task in order to avoid dangerous situations. Furthermore, special tools are required for this task.

Repair and maintenance work, especially of current carrying parts, can only be carried out by technicians authorised by the manufacturer.

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The advantages of microwaves

In conventional ovens, heat radiated by electrical elements or gas burners slowly penetrates the food from outside to inside. On account of this there is a major amount of energy is wasted heating the air, the oven components and the food containers.

In a microwave oven, heat is generated by the food itself and the heat travels from inside to outside. No heat is lost to the air, the walls of the oven cavity or the dishes and containers (if these are suitable for use in microwave oven), in other words, only the food is heated.

Microwave ovens have the following advantages:

1.Shorter cooking times; in general these are up to 3/4 less than the time required for conventional cooking.

2.Ultra-fast food defrosting, thus reducing the danger of bacterial development.

3.Energy savings.

4.Conservation of the nutritional value of foods due to the shorter cooking times.

5.Easy to clean.

How a microwave oven works

In a microwave oven there is a high tension valve called a magnetron which converts electrical energy into microwave energy. These electromagnetic waves are channelled to the interior of the oven through a wave guide and distributed by a metallic spreader or through a turntable.

Inside the oven the microwaves propagate in all directions and are reflected by the metal walls, uniformly penetrating the food.

Why food heats up

Most foods contain water and water molecules vibrate when subjected to microwaves.

The friction between molecules produces heat which raises the temperature of the food, defreezing it, cooking it or keeping it hot.

Since the heat arises inside the food:

This can be cooked with little or no liquid or fats/oils;

De-freezing, heating or cooking in a microwave oven is quicker than in a conventional oven;

The vitamins, minerals and nutritional substances in the food are conserved;

The natural colour and aroma of the food are unchanged.

Microwaves pass through china, glass, cardboard or plastic but do not go through metal. For this reason, metal containers or ones with metal parts must not be used in a microwave oven.

Microwaves are reflected by metal...

... but go through glass and china...

... and are absorbed by foods.

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Description of your oven

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– Door window glass

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– Mica cover

2.

– Catches

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– Lamp bulb

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– Turntable support

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– Control panel

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– Turntable ring

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– Glass tray

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– Turntable plate

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– Rectangular rack

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– Drop-down grill

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– Lateral supports

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f

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a

d

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a.– Plus and Minus keys

b.– Function selection keys

c.– Cancel / Safety Block key

d.– Parameter selection keys

e.– Confimation key

f.– Start / Quick Start key

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Basic controls

Setting the clock

The clock display will flash to indicate that the time shown is not correct. To set the clock, proceed as follows:

1.Select the Clock Symbol with the Parameter selection keys (not necessary if your microwave oven is first plugged in or after a power failure).

2.Set time with Plus and Minus keys.

3.Confirm the selection with the Confirmation key.

Hiding/Displaying the Clock

If the clock display disturbs you, you can hide it by proceeding as follows:

1.Select the Clock Symbol with the Parameter selection keys.

2.Press and hold the Confirmation key for 3 seconds. The clock will be hidden but the dots between the hours and the minutes will flash once per second.

To show the clock again, repeat the above procedure.

Safety blocking

The oven functioning can be blocked (for example, to stop it being used by children). Proceed as follows:

1.To block the oven, press the Cancel key for 3 seconds. You will hear a sound signal and the clock display will show the word “SAFE”. The oven is blocked in this state and cannot be used.

2.To unblock the oven, press the Cancel key again for 3 seconds. You will hear a sound signal and the clock display will show the time again.

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Basic controls

Stopping the rotating plate

1.To stop the rotating plate, press Confirmation and Cancel keys for 3 seconds to get the word SAFE in the display

2.To start plate rotation again, repeat the above procedure.

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