Creda C261E, R365E, C365E, C361E, C461E User Manual

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C161E

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C361E

C461E

C365E

R365E

Installation & User Instructions

You must read these instructions prior to using the appliance and retain them for future reference.

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It may be necessary from time to time to change the specification outlined in this booklet without notice. Any change which is made will not affect your statutory rights.

Contents

Introduction

 

4

 

 

 

Installation

 

5

 

 

 

Safety Information

 

6

 

 

 

Features - C161E

 

8

Features - C261E

 

9

 

 

 

Features - C361E, C365E & R365E

 

10

 

 

 

Features - C461E

 

11

Control Panels

 

12

 

 

 

Oven Timer Operation (C161E, C261E, C365E & R365E)

 

14

 

 

 

Oven Timer Operation (C361E and C461E)

 

16

 

 

 

Temperature Conversion Chart

 

22

 

 

 

Sealed Hob (C161E and C261E)

 

23

 

 

 

Ceramic Hob (C361E, C461E, C365E & R365E)

 

25

 

 

 

Choosing Your Utensils

 

29

 

 

 

Grill Pan and Handle

 

31

 

 

 

Grill (C161E)

 

32

 

 

 

Grill (C261E, C361E, C365E & R365E)

 

33

 

 

 

Solar Plus Grill (C461E)

 

34

 

 

 

Guide to Grilling

 

35

 

 

Top Oven Cookery Notes (C261E, C361E, C461E, C365E & R365E)

38

 

 

 

Main Oven Cookery Notes

 

39

Oven Temperature charts

 

41

 

 

 

Using the Main Oven for Other Functions

 

43

 

 

 

Care and Cleaning

 

44

Cooking Results Not Satisfactory?

 

49

 

 

 

Something Wrong With Your Cooker?

 

50

Key Contacts

Back Cover

 

 

 

3

Introduction

Your new appliance is guaranteed* and will give lasting service. This guarantee is only applicable if the appliance has been installed in accordance with the installation instructions detailed in this booklet.

To help make best use of your cooking equipment, please read this booklet carefully.

The cooker is designed specifically for domestic use and responsibility will not be accepted for use in any other installation.

When the cooker is first used an odour may be emitted, this will cease after a period of use

When first using the cooker ensure that the room is well ventilated (e.g. open a window or use an extractor fan) and that persons who may be sensitive to the odour avoid any fumes.

It is suggested that any pets be removed from the room until the smell has ceased. This odour is due to temporary finish on oven liners and elements and also any moisture absorbed by the insulation.

*The guarantee is subject to the provisions that the appliance:

(a)Has been used solely in accordance with the Users Instruction Book.

(b)Has been properly connected to a suitable supply voltage as stated on the rating plate attached to this equipment.

(c)Has not been subjected to misuse or accident or been modified or repaired by any person other than the authorised employee or agent.

(d)Has been correctly installed.

Disposal of your product

To minimise the risk of injury to children please dispose of your product carefully and safely. Remove all doors and lids. Remove the mains cable (where fitted) by cutting off flush with the appliance and always ensure that no plug is left in a condition where it could be connected to the electricity supply.

To help the environment, Local Authority instructions should be followed for the disposal of you product.

This appliance conforms to the following EEC Directives:

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Low Voltage Equipment

89/336/EEC

73/23/EEC

92/31/EEC

93/68/EEC

93/68/EEC

 

4

Installation

WARNING – THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.

Mains Connection

Your cooker should have been checked to ensure that the voltage corresponds with your supply voltage, this is stated on the rating plate, which is situated on the front of the plinth.The cooker must be connected by a competent person such as one who is a, NICEIC registered contractor to a suitable double-polecontrol unit with a minimum rating of 45A and a minimum contact clearance of 3mm, which should be fitted adjacent to the cooker, in accordance with IEE regulations. The control unit must be within 2 metres of but not directly above the appliance and should be easily accessible in the event of an emergency.

The power supply cable should conform to B.S.6004 with a conductor size of 6mm2, minimum. Access to the mains terminals is gained by removing the rear access cover. The mains cable must pass through the cable clamp adjacent to the terminal block. Sufficient cable should be used to allow the cooker to be pulled out for servicing.

Ensure that the mains cable is routed away from any brackets affixed to the rear panel and is not trapped to the rear wall when pushing the cooker into position between cabinets.

Levelling

Two rear wheels and two front feet are fitted which can be adjusted up or down to set the height (900mm - 915mm) and level the cooker.

1.The rear wheels can be raised or lowered from the BACK of the cooker by adjusting the levelling screws ‘A’ in the plinth.

2.The front feet can be simply screwed in or out to lower or raise the front of the cooker. CAUTION: Some soft floor coverings may get damaged if the cooker is not moved carefully.

NOTE: Ensure oven shelves are level by using a spirit level on the rod shelves.

VIEWED FROM REAR

Siting the Cooker

The cooker is designed to fit between kitchen cabinets spaced 600mm apart.The space either side need only be sufficient to allow withdrawal of the cooker for servicing. It can be used with cabinets one side or both as well as in an angled corner setting. It can also be used freestanding. This cooker is a type X appliance, as such adjacent side walls which project above hob level, must not be nearer to the cooker than 150mm and should be protected by heat resistant material. Any overhanging surface or cooker hood should not be nearer than 650mm.

Note: This appliance must NOT be fitted on a platform.

Moving the Cooker

Before moving your cooker, switch off at the cooker control unit, ensure that it is cool.

Open the grill door sufficiently to allow a comfortable grip on the underside front edge of the oven roof, avoiding any grill elements.

Radio Interference

This appliance conforms to EN 55014 regarding suppression of radio and television interference.

Note: Take care in moving the cooker as it is heavy. Take care to ensure that any floor covering is not damaged.

5

Safety Information

When used properly your appliance is completely safe but as with any electrical product there are certain precautions that must be observed.

PLEASE READ THE PRECAUTIONS BELOW BEFORE USING YOUR APPLIANCE.

Always

Remove all packing from the appliance before switching on for the first time.

Understand the controls prior to using the appliance.

Keep children away from the appliance when cooking as the surfaces will get extremely hot during and after use.

Turn controls off when not in use.

Stand back when opening an oven door to allow any build up of steam or heat to disperse.

Always use dry good quality oven gloves when removing items from the oven/grill.

Always place pans centrally over the hotplate making sure handles are kept away from the edge of the hob and cannot become heated by other hotplates or pans.

Always take care to avoid heat or steam burns when operating the controls.

Always turn off the electricity supply at the wall switch and allow the appliance to cool before cleaning (or changing an oven lamp if fitted).

Always make sure the shelves are in the correct position before switching on the oven or grill.

Always keep the oven/grill door closed when the appliance is not in use.

Always keep the appliance clean as a build up of grease or fat from cooking can cause a fire.

Always follow the basic principles of food handling and hygiene to prevent the possibility of bacterial growth.

Always keep ventilation slots clear of obstructions.

Always refer servicing to a qualified appliance service engineer.

Always take care when removing items from the grill compartment when the lower oven is in use as the contents will be hot

Always turn off the electricity supply to the appliance at the wall switch should any glass panel (if fitted) crack or shatter and then DO NOT USE THE APPLIANCE until repaired.

During use, the oven becomes hot. Care should be taken to avoid touching heating elements inside the oven.

6

Safety Information

Never

Never stare at Halogen heating units

Never leave children unsupervised where a cooking appliance is installed as all surfaces will be hot during and after its use.

Never allow anyone to sit or stand on any part of the appliance.

Never store items above the appliance that children may attempt to reach.

Never leave anything on the hob surface when unattended and not in use.

Never remove the oven shelves whilst the oven is hot.

Never heat up unopened food containers as pressure can build up causing the container to burst.

Never store chemicals/food stuffs or pressurised containers in or on the appliance, or in cabinets immediately above or next to the appliance.

Never place flammable or plastic items on or near the hob.

Never fill a deep fat frying pan more than 1/3 full of oil. Never use a lid.

DO NOT LEAVE DEEP FAT FRYING PANS UNATTENDED WHILE COOKING.

Never use the appliance as a room heater.

Never use the grill to warm plates.

Never dry any items on either the hob or oven doors.

Never install the appliance next to curtains or other soft furnishings.

Never operate the grill with the grill door closed as this will cause the appliance to over heat.

Never use ‘steam cleaners’.

SAFETY ADVICE IN CASE OF A CHIP-PANFIRE

In the event of a chip pan fire or any other pan fire.

1.TURN OFF THE COOKER APPLIANCE AT THE WALL SWITCH.

2.COVER THE PAN WITH A FIRE BLANKET OR DAMP CLOTH, this will smother the flames and extinguish the fire.

3.LEAVE THE PAN TO COOL FOR AT LEAST 60 MINUTES BEFORE MOVING IT. Injuries are often caused by picking up a hot pan and rushing outside with it.

NEVER USE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO PUT OUT A PAN FIRE as the force

of the extinguisher is likely to tip the pan over.

Never use water to extinguish oil or fat fires.

7

Features Model C161E

1000W Sealed

1500W Sealed

2000W Redspot

 

 

 

1500W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Redspot

Control Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hob On neon

Grill

Grill Pan with

Fixed/

Detachable

Handle

Rating Plate

Inner Glass

Panel

Meat Pan

Fan Blade

2 Main Oven

Rod Shelves

Clock/

Minute Minder

Grill Runner

Grill Pan Food

Support

Door Switch

‘Credaclean’ Side Panels

Although only 2 rod shelves are supplied in the main oven, a third shelf can be purchased from the Parts department, see back cover.

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Features Model C261E

 

 

 

1000W Sealed

1500W Sealed

2000W Redspot

 

 

 

 

 

 

1500W Redspot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Control Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clock/Minute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hob On neon

 

 

Minder

 

 

Grill Pan Food

Removable Grill

 

 

 

 

Support

Deflector Plate

 

 

 

Top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grill

 

 

 

Oven/Grill

Grill Pan with

 

 

 

Rod Shelf

 

 

 

 

Fixed/

 

 

 

‘Credaclean’

Detachable

 

 

 

Top Oven

Handle

 

 

 

Side Panels

Door Switch

‘Credaclean’ Main Oven Side Panels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rating Plate

2 Main Oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rod Shelves

 

 

 

Meat Pan

Inner Glass

 

Panel

Fan Blade

 

 

 

Although only 2 rod shelves are supplied in the main oven, a third shelf can be purchased from the Parts department, see back cover.

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Features – C361E, C365E and R365E

Cooking area:

1500W Dual Circuit Solarglo (C361E)

1500W Ceramic (C365E & R365E)

Cooking area:

1200W Solarglo (C361E

1200W Ceramic (C365E & R365E)

Control panel

Hob Hot neon

Conventional Grill

Grill pan food support

Grill pan with fixed/detachable handle

Inner Glass Panel

Rating plate

Meat pan

Inner glass panel

Cooking area:

1200W Solarglo (C361E)

1200W Ceramic (C365E & R365E)

Cooking area:

1800W Solarglo (C361E)

1800W ceramic (C365E & R365E)

Timer (C361E)

OR

Clock/Minute Minder

(C365E & R365E)

Removable grill deflector plate (C361E / R365E

Top oven/grill rod shelf

'Credaclean' top oven side panels

Door Switch

Main oven 'Credaclean' side panels

Fan blade

Main oven rod shelves

Although only 2 rod shelves are supplied in the main oven, a third shelf can be purchased from the Parts dept., see back cover.

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Features – C461E

Cooking area

Cooking area

1500W Dual Circuit

Solarglo

1200W Solarglo

Cooking area 1200W Solarglo

Control panel

Hob Hot neon

Solarplus Grill (Highspeed)

Grill pan with fixed/detachable handle

'Credaclean' top oven side panels

Rating

Fan blade

plate

Meat pan

Inner glass panel

Cooking area 1800W Solarglo

Timer

Grill pan food support & Anti-SplashTray

Easy Glide ™ Shelf

Top oven/grill rod shelf

Inner Glass Panel

Door Switch

Main oven 'Credaclean' side panels

Main oven rod shelves

Although only 2 rod shelves are supplied in the main oven, a third shelf can be purchased from the Parts dept., see back cover.

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Control Panels

Rear

Front left

C161E

Front right

Rear

left

Red Spot

Red Spot

right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hob On

Grill Main oven

Clock/ Minute

 

 

 

 

 

 

neon

 

 

Minder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rear

 

Front left

C261E, C365E & R365E

Front right

Rear

left

 

Red Spot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Spot right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hob On neon (C261E)

Grill

Top

Main

Clock/ Minute

 

Hob Hot neon (C365E &

Oven

Oven

Minder

 

 

R365E)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rear left

Front

 

 

C361E

Front

Rear

twin circuit

left

 

 

right

right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hob Hot

 

 

Top oven

 

Clock, auto timer

 

 

Grill

 

 

 

neon

 

Main oven

and minute minder

 

 

 

Twin circuit

(Main oven only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rear left

Front

 

 

 

C461E

 

Front

Rear

twin circuit

left

 

 

 

 

right

right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hob Hot

 

 

Clock, auto timer

 

Grill

 

 

Main oven

 

neon

Twin circuit

and minute minder

(Main oven only)

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Controls

Operating

In common with all cookers having controls sited above the grill

controls when the

compartment, care must be taken when setting the controls, due

grill is in use

to the hot air expelled from the grill compartment.

 

Note: After use, it is advisable to check that all cooker controls have been

 

switched Off.

Cooling fan

A gentle flow of air will be blown below the control panel when oven/grill

 

controls are in use.

Main and Top Oven

The main and top oven lights will illuminate when the relevant thermostat

lights

is operated. The light will remain on during the cook period. (Note: Top

 

Oven Light is not on all Models).

Slow cooking

The main oven has an 90oC setting specially designed to reduce energy

 

usage. Full details of this can be found in the Slow Cooking section.

Element and Fan cut

The oven is fitted with a safety device which disconnects the heating

off

element and oven fan when the door is opened. The heating element and

 

oven fan will not operate until the oven door is closed.

Hob On neon

Hob On neon will illuminate when any hob control is operated and will

(C161E/C261E)

remain illuminated until all hob controls are turned off.

Hob Hot Neon

A short time (approx. 30 seconds) after the hob heating areas have been

(C361E, C461E,

turned on, the Hob Hot neon will illuminate.

C365E and R365E)

This light will remain illuminated until all the hob controls have been

 

turned off and all hob heating areas have cooled.

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Clock/Minute Minder Operation (C161E, C261E, C365E & R365E)

 

A

 

CLOCKFACE

0.00

 

The timer incorporates a 24 hour clock.

T

 

 

U

 

Ensure the correct time of day is always set before using your

 

O

 

 

 

 

cooker.

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DISPLAY WILL DIM BETWEEN 22.00 HOURS

 

 

 

AND 06.00 HOURS TO PREVENT GLARE.

 

 

 

However, should you operate the timer during these hours the

 

 

 

display will return to normal brightness for a few seconds and then

 

 

 

dim again.

SYMBOLS

 

 

 

 

will light up when you select a Minute Minder Period and will

0.00

A

remain lit for the period set. At the end of the Minute Minder Period,

T

the timer will emit an audible tone for 2 minutes, the

symbol will

 

 

 

U

 

 

Ostart to flash and will continue to flash until the Minute Minder function is cancelled.

A

0.00 U

T

O

12.00

SETTING THE TIME OF DAY

Step 1 Make sure all oven controls are turned off.

Step 2 Check the electricity supply to the cooker is turned on.

Step 3 When switched on, the display will show 0.00 / AUTO.

THIS NEXT STEP SHOULD BE COMPLETED WITHIN 4 SECONDS...

Step 4 Press and release both the ‘+’ and‘-’buttons together. Press the ‘+’ button and the display will show 12.00

Then press the ‘+’ or ‘-’button to set the correct time of day.

THE TIME OF DAY IS NOW SET.

To change the time of day repeat Step 4 above.

NB.

If at any time the display shows a ‘KEY’ symbol, the operation of the timer is unaffected.

The ‘KEY’ symbol can be deleted by pressing both buttons for a period of approximately 8 seconds, followed by a single press of the ‘+’ button.

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Clock/Minute Minder Operation (C161E, C261E, C365E & R365E)

TIMER FUNCTION BUTTONS

Minute Minder

Here you can set a time period of up to 23 hours 59 minutes, that will count down. When it reaches zero, the timer will emit an audible tone. For Example: If you set 20 minutes, the audible tone will occur 20 minutes later.

SETTING THE MINUTE MINDER

Bell Symbol

Step 1 Ensure the time of day is set correctly.

0.20Step 2 Press and release the‘-’button, asymbol will light up.

Step 3 Within 4 seconds press the ‘+’ button to set the correct period of time required.

Release the ‘+’ button.

The time is set and will continue to count down and thesymbol will be lit.

At the end of the set time a bleeping sound will be heard and thesymbol will flash for approximately 2 minutes.

After approximately 2 minutes the bleeping sound will stop.

To cancel thesymbol flashing, press the‘-’button once.

13.23

Step 4

To cancel the bleeping sound and the symbol, within the

 

2 minutes, press the ‘-’button.

To cancel the minute minder period press the ‘-’button.

Press the ‘-’button again until the display shows 0.00

After 5 seconds the display will return to the time of day.

If at any time the display shows flashing zero’s / AUTO, it is likely that the electricity supply has been interrupted.

Reset the timer to the correct time of day.

NOTE:

WHEN THE MINUTE MINDER HAS BEEN SET, THE DISPLAY

 

WILL REVERT TO SHOW THE TIME OF DAY.

 

ANY REMAINING TIMED PERIOD CAN BE VIEWED BY

 

PRESSING THE ‘-’BUTTON.

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Oven Timer Operation (C361E & C461E)

The oven timer offers you the following features:

1.Time of Day

2.Automatic Cooking

3.Minute Minder

Automatic Cooking The Main Oven (only) can be controlled by the automatic timer.When the timer control has been set for one oven it is possible to use the other oven manually.

Hints on Automatic Cooking

Timer

Operation

1.Select foods which will take the same time to cook and require approximately the same temperature.

2.Set the oven timer so that the food has just finished or about to finish cooking on your return to the oven. This will ensure the food has not cooled down and does not require reheating before serving.

3.Food should be as cold as possible when it goes into the oven, ideally straight from the refrigerator. Frozen meat and poultry should be thawed thoroughly before it is put in the oven.

4.We advise that warm food should never be placed in the oven if there is to be a delay period. Stews prepared by frying the meat and vegetables should be cooked as soon as possible.

5.We advise dishes containing left-overcooked poultry or meat, for example Shepherds Pie, should not be cooked automatically if there is to be a delay period.

6.Stews and joints should be cooked by the long slow method, so that the delay period is kept to a minimum.

7.On warm days, to prevent harmful bacterial growth in certain

foods (ie poultry, joints, etc) the delayed start should be kept to

a minimum.

8.Wine or beer may ferment and cream may curdle during the delay period, so it is best to add these ingredients just before serving.

9.Foods which discolour should be protected by coating in fat or tossing in water to which lemon juice has been added, prior to placing food in the oven.

10.Dishes containing liquid should not be filled too full to prevent boiling over.

11.Food should be well sealed (but not airtight) in a container to prevent the loss of liquid during cooking. Aluminium foil gives a good seal.

12.Ensure food is cooked thoroughly before serving.

1.Make sure all oven controls are turned Off.

2.Check that the electricity supply to the oven is turned On.

3.Check that the oven clock is at the right time of day.

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Know your Timer (C361E & C461E)

CLOCKFACE

The timer incorporates a 24 hour clock.

Ensure the correct time of day is always set, before using you cooker. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DISPLAY WILL DIM BETWEEN 22.00

HOURS AND 06.00 HOURS TO PREVENT GLARE.

However, should you operate the timer during these hours the display will return to normal brightness for a few seconds and then dim again.

SYMBOLS

will light up when you select a Minute Minder Period and will remain lit for the period set. At the end of the Minute Minder Period, the timer will emit an audible tone for 2 minutes, the symbol will start to flash and will continue to flash until the Minute Minder function is cancelled.

This “Cookpot” symbol will light up either:–

When you press the Cook Period Button and set a length of time for an Auto Cooking Programme. (It will go out again a few seconds after you release the timer buttons).

During the actual Cook Period.

“AUTO” will light up:–

When the timer is first turned on it will flash. (It will go out when a time of day is set.

When an Auto Cooking Programme has been set.

The “Auto” symbol will flash at the end of an Auto Cooking programme to indicate that the programme has finished.

(When the “Auto” symbol is flashing, to return the oven to Manual operation, turn the oven controls off, ensure that the correct time of day is set, and press the “Manual” button twice – The “Auto” symbol will go out).

Note: If at any time the display shows a ‘KEY’ symbol, it is likely that the timer has been set incorrectly. OVEN COOKING IS NOT POSSIBLE. The ‘KEY’ symbol can be deleted and the cooker returned to manual operation by:

-Simultaneously pressing the Minute Minder and the Cook Period buttons for a period of approximately 8 seconds.

-Releasing the buttons and pressing the ‘+’ button.

TIMER FUNCTION BUTTONS

Minute Minder

Here you can set a time period of up to 23 hours 59 minutes, that will count down.

Button

When it reaches zero, the timer will emit an audible tone.

 

For Example: If you set 20 minutes, the audible tone will occur 20 minutes later.

AUTO COOKING PROGRAMME

Cook Period Button

Cook Period is the actual length of time for which, the timer will switch the oven(s) on

 

as part of an “Auto Cooking” programme.

 

(e.g. If you set 2 hours, the food will be cooked for 2 hours).

End Time Button

The time of day at which you want an “Auto Cooking” programme to end.

 

For Example: If you set a “Cook Period” for 2 hours, and “End Time” of 11:00. The timer

 

will switch the oven(s) on at 9:00 and turn the oven(s) off at 11:00. You will hear a

 

audible tone at 11:00, to indicate that the Auto Cooking Programme has finished.

Notes:

-When setting an Auto Cooking programme you will need to set the oven controls(s) to the required temperature(s) when you set the timer.

-If an Auto Cooking programme has been set the oven(s) will only operate during the pre-programmedtime.

Manual Button

Needs to be pressed to cancel an Auto Cooking programme and return the ovens(s)

 

to Manual operation.

“+” and “–”Buttons

Used to adjust the various timer function settings.

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Electronic Clock & Automatic Oven Timer

Operation (C361E & C461E))

SETTING THE TIME OF DAY

Step 1 Make sure all oven controls are turned Off.

Step 2 Check the electricity supply to the cooker is turned on.

Step 3 When switched on the display will show 0.00 and Auto symbol will be flashing intermittently.

Step 4 Press & hold in both the “Minute Minder” & “Cook Period” button together.

Step 5 With the “Minute Minder” & “Cook Period” buttons still held in, press either the “+” or“–”buttons to set the correct time of day.

Step 6 Release all the buttons simultaneously.

THE TIME OF DAY IS NOW SET.

To change the time of day repeat Steps 4, 5 & 6 above.

Note: You cannot adjust the time of day if the timer has been set for an Auto

Cooking Programme.

SETTING THE MINUTE MINDER

Step 1 Ensure the time of day is set correctly.

Step 2 Press and hold the Minute Minder Button, asymbol will light up.

Step 3 With the “Minute Minder” button held in, set the required Minute Minder time using the “+” and“–”buttons.

Release all buttons and the timer display will revert back to the time of day. Bell symbol will remain lit to signify that a Minute Minder period has been set.

At the end of the set time a bleeping sound will be heard, and the

symbol will

flash for approximately 2 minutes.

 

After approximately 2 minutes the bleeping sound will stop and the

symbol will

go out automatically.

 

Step 4 To cancel the bleeping sound within the two minutes press the Minute

Minder button.

Note 1 When the Minute Minder has been set, the time remaining can be checked at any time by simply pressing the Minute Minder button.

Note 2 If necessary the Minute Minder can be cancelled before the tone sounds by pressing and holding the Minute Minder button and then at the same time pressing the “–”button until 0.00 appears in the display window.

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Electronic Clock & Automatic Oven Timer

Operation (C361E & C461E)

AUTO COOKING PROGRAMMES

There are two Auto Cooking programmes that can be selected using your timer:–

(a)To set the timer to switch the oven(s) On and Off Automatically

(b)To set timer to switch on immediately and OFF automatically after a set cook period.

a) TO SET THE TIMER TO SWITCH THE OVEN(S) ON AND OFF AUTOMATICALLY

This allows you to cook at a specified time for a chosen period before the oven switches off Automatically.

Step 1 Check that the correct time of day is set, if not follow instructions for setting the time of day.Step 2 Place food onto the correct shelf position in the oven and close the oven door(s).

Step 3 Press and hold in the Cook Period button.

The display will read 0.00 with the cookpot (symbol lit.

Step 4 With the Cook Period button still held in, set the required Cook Period using the “+” and“–”buttons.

Release the buttons and the timer display will revert to the time of day with the Auto symbol and Cookpot (symbol lit.

Step 5 Press and hold in the “End Time” button.

The display will read the earliest possible end time for the Cook Period that

you have set above.

 

The Auto symbol and Cookpot (

symbol lit.

Step 6 With the End Time button still held in, use the “+” and“–”buttons to set the “End Time” (i.e. The time you require the oven to switch off).

Release all the buttons and the timer will revert back to the time of day.

The “Auto” symbol will remain lit to signify that an Auto Cooking Programme has been set. The (symbol will go out.

Step 7 Turn the oven control(s) to the required temperature, and if necessary select the appropriate oven function.

Note: If your appliance has two ovens: When the timer has been set for one oven it is possible to use the other oven only during the same Automatic programme.

At the end of the Automatic Cook Period the Auto Symbol will flash and an intermittent bleeping sound will be heard.

The bleeping sound will continue for approximately 2 minutes unless cancelled. The “Auto” symbol will continue to flash until the timer is returned to Manual operation (see below).

Step 8 Press the Manual button to cancel the bleeping sound. (If 2 minutes has not elapsed).

Step 9 Turn the oven control(s) to the OFF position.

Step 10 Press the manual button again to return the oven(s) to Manual Operation. (The Auto symbol will go out)

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Electronic Clock & Automatic Oven Timer

Operation (C361E & C461E)

Note 1 When cooking automatically the Cook Period can be checked at any time by simply pressing the Cook Period button.

Note 2 When cooking automatically the End Time can be checked at any time by simply pressing the End Time button.

b)TO SET TIMER TO SWITCH ON IMMEDIATELY AND OFF AUTOMATICALLY AFTER A SET COOK PERIOD

Step 1 Check that the correct time of day is set, if not follow instructions for setting the time of day.Step 2 Place food onto the correct shelf position in the oven and close the oven door(s).

Step 3 Turn the oven control(s) to the required temperature, and if necessary select the appropriate oven function.

Step 4 Press & hold in the “Cook Period” button, the display will read 0.00 and the cookpot (symbol will light up.

With the Cook Period button still held set the required Cook Period using the “+” and “–”buttons. Example: 1hr 30 minutes (as shown).

Note: Cook Period is the length of time the food requires to cook.

Step 5 Release all buttons.

The timer display will revert to the time of day with the Auto symbol lit & Cookpot symbol remaining lit.

NOTE: The Cookpot symbol disappears At the end of the Cook Period the “Auto” symbol will flash and an intermittent bleeping sound will be heard.

The bleeping sound will continue for approximately 2 minutes unless cancelled. The “Auto” symbol will continue to flash until the timer is returned to Manual operation (see below).

Step 6 Press the manual button to cancel the bleeping. (If 2 minutes has not elapsed)

Step 7 Turn the oven control(s) to the OFF position.

Step 8 Press the “Manual” button again to return the cooker to Manual operation. (The Auto symbol will go out).

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Electronic Clock & Automatic Oven Timer

Operation (C361E & C461E)

TO CANCEL AN AUTO COOKING PROGRAMME BEFORE

THE COOK PERIOD HAS FINISHED.

Step 1 Turn the oven control(s) to the OFF position.

Step 2 Press and hold in the “Cook Period” button.

Step 3 With the “Cook Period” button still held in, return the display to 0.00 by pressing the“–”button.

Step 4 Release the “Cook Period” and“–”buttons and the display will revert to the time of day and the “Auto” symbol will flash.

Step 5 Press the “Manual” button to return the oven(s) to “Manual” operation. The “Auto” symbol will go out.

Note 1 When cooking automatically the Cook Period can be checked at any time by simply pressing the Cook Period button.

OTHER NOTES ON TIMER OPERATION

1.When cooking Automatically the Cook Period can be checked at any time simply by pressing the Cook Period button.

2.When cooking Automatically the End Time can be checked at any time by simply pressing the End Time button.

3.Having set a Cook Period and End Time an electronic device stores the information. The device within the timer will switch the oven(s) on and off at the required times.

4.When setting an Auto Cooking Programme and a mistake is made, to clear:–

(a)Press and hold in the “Cook Period” button.

 

A

 

(b) With the Cook Period button still held in, return the display to

U

by pressing the “–”button.

OT

(c)Release the “Cook Period” & “–”buttons, and the display will revert to the time of day and the “Auto” symbol will flash.

(d)Press & release the “Manual” button.

(e)Start the sequence again.

5.If at any time the display shows three flashing zero’s 0.00. It is likely that the electricity supply to the oven has been interrupted. Reset the timer to the correct time of day.

Food in the oven may, therefore, not have been cooked, before serving check food is thoroughly heated and completely cooked.

6.To set each function always press and hold the required function button and at the same time press “+” or “–”buttons.

Note: Between the hours of 22.00 & 06.00 the display dims to prevent glare.

However, if you should operate a button during this period, the timer will return to normal brightness for a few seconds and then dim again.

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Temperature Conversion Chart

Gas

oF

Main

Top

Main

Conventional

Convection

Fan

Mark

 

Oven

Oven

Oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/2

250

120

110

100

 

 

 

 

 

1

275

140

130

120

 

 

 

 

 

2

300

150

140

130

 

 

 

 

 

3

325

160

150

140

 

 

 

 

 

4

350

180

170

160

 

 

 

 

 

5

375

190

180

170

 

 

 

 

 

6

400

200

190

180

 

 

 

 

 

7

425

220

210

200

 

 

 

 

 

8

450

220

210

 

 

 

 

 

9

475

220

 

 

 

 

 

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Sealed Hob General Information (C161E and C261E)

USE OF HOTPLATES

Under no circumstances should the hob be used with aluminium foil in contact with the hob surface.

Turn the control to 6 for fast cooking. To cook more slowly or simmer, turn the control to a lower setting according to the size of the saucepan and the amount of liquid. The two small Hotplates are specially for smaller pans, low temperature cooking and simmering.

Do Not leave a hotplate switched on without a pan as this wastes energy and may shorten the life of the hotplate.

CONTROL SETTINGS GUIDE

This is provided only as a guide – settings also depend on the type of pan used and the quality of food.

Frying potatoes.

Bringing water to the boil. Deep fat frying.

Dissolve sugar for preserve making

To seal meat and to fry fish.

To cook foods just above simmering.

To maintain a ‘rolling boil’ for preserve making.

To melt butter chocolate etc.

To heat food gently.

To keep small amounts of water simmering.

To heat sauces containing egg yolks & butter.

To simmer stews, meat, fish, vegetables & fruit.

Keep water boiling.

Make 2-3egg omelettes.

Thaw frozen vegetables.

To heat solid & liquid foods.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR DEEP FAT FRYING

1.Use a deep pan, large enough to completely cover the appropriate heating area.

2.Never fill the pan more than one-thirdfull of oil.

3.Never leave oil or fat unattended during the heating or cooking period.

4.Never try to fry too much food at a time, especially frozen food. This only lowers the temperature of the oil or fat too much, resulting in greasy food.

5.Always dry food thoroughly before frying, and lower it slowly into the hot oil or fat. Frozen foods, in particular, will cause frothing and spitting, if added to quickly.

6.Never heat fat, or fry, with a lid on the pan.

7.Keep the outside of the pan clean and free from streaks of oil or fat.

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Sealed Hob General Information (C161E and C261E)

CHOICE OF UTENSILS

Every Electric Hob deserves the right choice of utensils. We recommend for optimum performance the use of good quality utensils.

PANS SHOULD NOT

Be concave (bowed in)

Be convex (bowed out)

Be rimmed

Be deeply ridged

But essentially Flat

Always

Never

 

 

● Use good quality flat-based

● Use gauze, metal pan diffusers,

cookware on all electric heat

asbestos mats and stands e.g.

sources.

Wok stands – they can cause

 

overheating.

● Ensure pans have clean, dry

 

bases before use.

● Use utensils with skirts or rims

 

e.g. buckets and some kettles.

● Ensure pans match size of heat-

 

ing area.

● Use badly dented or distorted

 

pans.

● Remember good quality pans

 

retain heat well, so generally

● Leave an element switched on

only a low or medium heat is

when not cooking.

necessary.

● Cook food directly on the hot-

 

plate.

● Ensure pan handles are posi-

 

tioned safely and away

● Drag or slide utensils across

from heat sources.

the hob surface.

● Lift pans, do not drag.

● Place large preserving pans or

 

fish kettles across two hot-

● Use pan lids except when frying.

plates.

● Deal with spillage immediately

● Place plastic vessels or utensils

but with care.

on a hot hob.

 

● Use the hob as an area for stor-

 

age

 

 

Always place pans centrally on the hotplate

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Ceramic Hob (C365E and R365E)

CAUTION: IF ANY CRACK IN SURFACE BECOMES VISIBLE, TURN OFF THE MAINS COOKER SWITCH.

Under no circumstances should the hob be used with aluminium foil in contact with the hob surface. The following boiling plates are located beneath the circular cooking areas:-

C365E / R365E

Front

6 Heat 1800W

Right

Rear

6 Heat 1500W

Left

Rear

6 Heat 1200W

Right

Front

6 Heat 1200W

Left

The cooking areas change colour when heated (become red) indicating which heating element is turned on. The cooking area returns to its original colour when the heating element is switched OFF and cools.

Hotplates

When the control is turned from the 0 position, the settings on the control panel will show1 - 6, these are 6 fixed positions for cooking.

6 is the highest setting, for fast cooking. To reduce the heat to cook more slowly or simmer, turn the knob to a lower setting which will vary according to size and type of saucepan, the amount and type of food, and whether or not the lid is fitted. Pans can be placed on the unheated areas of the panel when cooking is finished and before serving food.

It is inadvisable at any time to leave a heating element switched on without a pan in position as this wastes energy, and could make soil or rub-offfrom aluminium pans more difficult to remove. To protect elements against overheating, safetycut-outshave been incorporated with each element. After several minutes with the control at setting6 the safetycut-outswitches the elementOff andOn continuously, thus preventing any adverse effects that may be caused by an excessivebuild-upof heat in the cooking area.

Setting 1 provides low input for simmering. The control will beOff when the control knob is turned to theO position.

If the hob should become cracked, never use until repaired. Always ensure that saucepan handles are positioned safely.

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Ceramic Hob (C361E and C461E)

CAUTION: IF ANY CRACK IN SURFACE BECOMES VISIBLE, TURN OFF THE MAINS COOKER SWITCH.

Under no circumstances should the hob be used with aluminium foil in contact with the hob surface. The following boiling plates are located beneath the circular cooking areas:-

 

C361 / 461E

 

 

Front

Single circuit 1800W Solarglo

Right

 

 

 

Rear

Twin circuit 1500W Solarglo

Left

single (inner) circuit 850W

 

 

Rear

Single circuit 1200W Solarglo

Right

 

 

 

Front

Single circuit 1200W Solarglo

Left

 

 

 

.The cooking areas change colour when heated (become red) indicating which heating element is turned on. The cooking area returns to its original colour when the heating element is switched OFF and cools.

Rear left twin circuit plate

This is a dual purpose plate with two elements. The settings on the glass control panel will show 1 - 4 when the control is turned clockwise to indicate that the whole hotplate is turned on and can be used for larger pan4 is the highest setting. With the control knob turned anticlockwise the settings on the glass control panel will show1 - 4 to indicate that only the inner part of the hotplate is switched on. This is an energy saving feature and is useful for cooking with smaller pans or for slow simmering.The control will beOFF when the control knob is turned to theO position.

Front left – Front right – Rear right –plates

When the control is turned from the 0 position, the settings on the glass control panel will show1 - 6.

6 is the highest setting, for fast cooking. To reduce the heat to cook more slowly or simmer, turn the knob to a lower setting which will vary according to size and type of saucepan, the amount and type of food, and whether or not the lid is fitted. Pans can be placed on the unheated areas of the panel when cooking is finished and before serving food.

It is inadvisable at any time to leave a heating element switched on without a pan in position as this wastes energy, and could make soil or rub-offfrom aluminium pans more difficult to remove. To protect elements against overheating, safetycut-outshave been incorporated with each element. After several minutes with the control at setting6 (setting4 on twin circuit plate) the safetycut-outswitches the elementOff andOn continuously, thus preventing any adverse effects that may be caused by an excessivebuild-upof heat in the cooking area.

Setting 1 provides very low inputs of 3% to 10% for low simmering. (Excluding the twin circuit plate). The control will beOff when the control knob is turned to theO position.

If hob should become cracked, never use until repaired. Always ensure that saucepan handles are positioned safely.

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Ceramic Hob General Information

(C361E, C461E, C365E and R365E)

PANS SHOULD BE:

Not concave (bowed in)

Not convex (bowed out)

Not rimmed

Not deeply ridged

But essentially Flat

 

 

Always

Never

 

 

● Use good quality flat-

NEVER Use gauze, metal

based cookware on all

pan diffusers, asbestos

electric heat sources.

mats and stands e.g. Wok

● Always ensure pans have

stands – they can cause

clean, dry bases before

overheating.

use.

NEVER Use utensils with

● Ensure pans match size of

skirts or rims e.g. buckets

heating area.

and some kettles.

● Remember good quality

NEVER Use badly dented

pans retain heat well, so

or distorted pans.

generally only a low or

NEVER Leave an element

medium heat is necessary.

switched on when not

● Ensure pan handles are

cooking.

positioned safely and

NEVER Cook food directly

away from heat sources.

on a heat source.

● Always lift pans, do not

NEVER Drag or slide

drag.

utensils, along the hob

● Always use pan lids

surface.

except when frying.

NEVER Stare at Halogen

● Deal with spillage

heating units.

immediately but with

 

care.

 

 

 

THE BEST COMBINATIONS

This table is a general guide to the types of pan suitable for different types of hobs and cookers. Remember pans should be good quality, with smooth, flat bases. For any further information refer to manufacturers’ instructions.

 

Ceramic

Halogen

Aluminium

 

 

Stainless steel with single layer

 

 

copper base

 

 

Stainless steel with sandwich bases

 

 

of aluminium and

 

 

stainless steel or aluminium

 

 

and copper.

 

 

 

 

 

Enamelled steel

 

 

 

 

 

Enamelled aluminium

 

 

Enamelled based cast iron

With Extra Care

Copper

 

 

 

 

 

Toughened glass or ceramic/

Not Recommended

glass/pottery

 

 

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Ceramic Hob General Information

(C361E and C461E)

Do Not

Do not cook directly on the hob surface without a cooking utensil, as this will result in damage to the surface of the hob.

Do not use the hob as a worktop surface as damage may occur to the smooth surface of the hob.

Do not drag or slide utensils on the hob surface, as this will cause scratches in the surface of the hob.

Do not allow a cooking utensil to come into contact with the hob surround.

Do not place anything between the base of the utensil and the ceramic hob, e.g. do not use asbestos mats, aluminium or wok stand.

Do not leave any utensils, food or combustible items on the hob when it is not in use.

Do not place aluminium or plastic foil, or plastic containers on the hob.Do not leave the hotplates or cooking areas switchedOn unless they are

being used.

We recommend not to place large preserving pans or fish kettles across two heating areas.

Do not leave utensils partly covering the heated areas. Always ensure that they are placed centrally over the heated areas and have the same diameter as the heating area used.

Safety requirements for deep fat frying

We recommend not to use a utensil with a base diameter greater than 25cm (l0ins).

Pressure cookers or other large pans should be used on the front cooking areas.

Always ensure that saucepan handles are positioned safely.

IMPORTANT – As with any cooking appliance there could be some fire risk attached to the heating of oil, particularly for deep fat frying, cooking utensils containing oilmust not be left unattended (e.g. to answer the telephone) on or in close proximity to the patterned cooking areas.

In the unfortunate event of a chip pan fire:

1.Switch Off the electricity supply.

2.Smother flames with a fire blanket or damp cloth.

Burns and injuries are caused almost invariably by picking up the burning pan and rushing outside with it.

1.Use a deep pan, large enough to completely cover the appropriate heating area.

2.Never fill the pan more than one-thirdfull or fat or oil.

3.Never leave oil or fat unattended during the heating or cooking period.

4.Do not try to fry too much food at a time, especially frozen food.

This only lowers the temperature of the oil or fat too much, resulting in greasy food.

5.Always dry food thoroughly before frying, and lower it slowly into the hot oil or fat. Frozen foods, in particular, will cause frothing and spitting, if added to quickly.

6.Never heat fat, or fry, with a lid on the pan.

7.Keep the outside of the pan clean and free from streaks of oil or fat.

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Choosing Your Utensils

Choosing your utensils

Remember

Do Use

Below are some guidelines to help you make the right choice of utensils.

To obtain a satisfactory performance from a ceramic hob and to avoid unnecessary damage, we recommend the use of good quality utensils with smooth flat bases.

1. Purchasing a new pan will not necessarily mean it will have a flat base, always check before buying. See diagram below.

2.Using the correct pans and utensils will result in maximum contact with the hob and maximum efficiency as with any type of electric hob.

Do use good quality smooth flat based utensils.

Do use a utensil which has approximately the same base area as the heating area zone being used.

Do use utensils which have more than sufficient capacity for the amount of food being cooked to prevent boil over or spillage.

Do use utensils with good fitting lids.

Do use a low dome pressure cooker for best results.

Good quality

Convex

Concave

Too

Too

No pan

flat base

base too

base

small

large

Element ON

same size as

small

 

 

 

 

element

 

 

 

 

 

WARNING: Extreme caution should be used when cleaning the hot hob.

Important

1.

Always clean up any spillage immediately with a clean cloth or a

 

 

paper towel to avoid unnecessary damage to the hob.

 

 

Extreme care should be taken to avoid steam burns and hot

 

 

surfaces when cleaning spillage from the hob.

 

2.

When cooking food which contains sugar (most food) or syrup, use a

 

 

utensil which is large enough to prevent boil over or spillage. Sugar

 

 

spillage will permanently damage the hob and therefore should be

 

 

cleaned off with care immediately. Taking care remove when still hot

 

 

with a razor-bladescraper. This will avoid any damage.

 

 

NEVER LET IT COOL BEFORE REMOVING.

 

3.

Always ensure that the base of the utensil is dry before placing

 

 

on the ceramic hob.

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Choosing Your Utensils

Do Not

Do not use utensils with rough bases.

 

Do not use lightweight utensils with thin, distorted or uneven bases.

 

Do not use lightweight enamelled steel utensils.

 

Do not use cast iron utensils.

 

Do not use utensils with recessed, scrolled (like a gramophone record) or

 

ridged bases.

 

Do not use a utensil which has a base concavity greater than lmm as this

 

will reduce the performance of the hob.

 

Do not use a utensil with a convex base.

 

Do not use glass ceramic utensils.

 

Do not use use lightweight saucepans with plain thin copper bases on

 

ceramic or halogen hotplates.

 

Note: All copper pans are excellent conductors of heat, and are hard

 

wearing and strong, but need quite a lot of care. They can be very heavy and

 

do not usually have completely flat bases. The interiors are usually lined with

 

a different material such as tin.

 

A stainless steel pan with a sandwich base of aluminium and stainless steel

 

is an excellent conductor of heat and is suitable for use on ceramic and halo-

 

gen hobs, providing they are used in accordance with the saucepans manu-

 

facturers’ recommendations.

 

Stainless steel pans with a sandwich base of aluminium and copper are

 

excellent conductors of heat. If using stainless steel saucepans with

 

aluminium and copper sandwich bases on ceramic and halogen hobs,the use

 

of these pans must be in accordance with the saucepan manufacturers’

 

recommendations. Extra care should be taken to ensure the base of the pan

 

and the hob is cleaned, and the hob conditioned, after each and every

 

use, when using this type of saucepan.

 

If these recommendations are not followed, the result will be a build up of

 

small copper deposits on the surface of your hob which, if not cleaned after

 

each use, will result in permanent marking of your hob.

 

Always lift the pan from the hob, do not drag or slide across the hob surface

 

as damage may occur.

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Grill Pan and Handle

Grill pan handle

The grill pan handle is detachable from the pan, to facilitate

 

cleaning and storage.

 

The handle can be either detachable from or fixed to the pan.

 

For a fixed handle remove the screw and washers from the grill pan

 

bracket, tilt the handle over the recess adjacent to the bracket (A), slide it

 

towards the centre of the pan (B) and let the handle locate over the

 

bracket (C). Replace screw and washers and ensure that they are fully

 

tightened up. For a detachable handle remove screw and washers from

 

the grill pan and keep safe.

 

Please note that if a fixed handle is required, the grill pan cannot

 

be kept in the Fan Oven with the door closed but may be stored in

 

the Top Oven when the appliance is not in use.

 

Warning: Ensure when using grill pan handle in the detachable

 

manner it is centralised and secure.

A B C

Easy Glide™

1.

Only use grill pan supplied.

Shelf

2.

Never attempt to remove the Easy Glide™ Shelf with the grill pan in

 

 

position.

 

3.

Always withdraw the Easy Glide™ Shelf to its stop position before

 

 

removing the grill pan (to avoid damaging the grill).

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Grill (C161E)

Setting the Grill

Door in grilling position

CAUTION – ACCESSIBLE PARTS WILL BECOME HOT WHEN THE GRILL IS IN USE. CHILDREN SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY.

THE GRILL WILL NOT OPERATE WITH THE GRILL DOOR CLOSED

Never: line the grill pan with aluminium foil.

The grill control is designed to provide variable heat control of the grill element. Open the grill door, preheat the grill at6 setting for approximately 5 minutes. When toasting, place the grill pan on the grill runner.

Position the pan centrally below the grill element. Leave the control at 6 setting for toast, sealing and fast cooking of foods. For thicker foods requiring longer cooking, turn the control to a lower setting after the initial sealing of both sides at6 setting.The thicker the food the lower the control should be set.

See chart on guide to grilling.

Remember to switch off the grill control at the end of cooking.

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Grill (C261E, C361E, C365E and R365E)

Setting the Grill

Door in grilling position

CAUTION - ACCESSIBLE PARTS MAY BECOME HOT WHEN THE GRILL IS IN USE. CHILDREN SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY.

GRILLING SHOULD NEVER BE UNDERTAKEN WITH THE GRILL/TOP OVEN DOOR CLOSED.

The grill control is designed to provide variable heat control of either the twin grill elements on together or the single left hand grill element only, depending upon which direction the control knob is rotated. With the control rotated clockwise 1 through to4 the twin elements will come on together. With the control turnedanti-clock-wise1 through to4 and the single left hand element will come on only.

The control is Off atO.

Note: The grill will not operate unless the top oven control is in the OFF position.

Food which requires browning only should be placed under the hot grill, directly on the shelf in the first or second runner from the bottom of the oven, according to the depth of the dish.

Open the Grill door to the grilling position. i.e. fully.

With the grill door in the grilling position, heating the grill is achieved by turning the control clockwise to the desired ‘grill setting’ on the control panel.

Never: line the grill pan with aluminium foil.

Note: Preheat the grill at setting4 for approximately5 minutes. The grill pan is placed on the shelf or grill pan support/runner and should be correctly positioned under the grill element. Leave the control at4 for toast, sealing and fast cooking of foods. For thicker foods requiring longer cooking, turn the switch to a lower setting after the initial sealing on both sides at4. The thicker the food the lower the control should be set.

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SolarPlus Grill (C461E)

 

CAUTION: ACCESSIBLE PARTS MAY BECOME

HOT

WHEN

 

GRILL IS IN USE. CHILDREN SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY.

 

 

 

 

Your cooker is not fitted with a conventional type of grill. Creda

 

have developed a Solarplus high speed grill which is designed

 

to reduce your grilling times. It is quicker because it takes less

 

time to warm up from cold. Conventional grills require 5 minutes

 

preheat before food is placed beneath them, but for normal grilling

 

the Solarplus grill can be used directly from cold without anypre-heat.

 

However, when toasting, optimum performance is achieved by

 

 

 

preheating the grill for about 1 minute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will notice that the grill elements are protected by a wire mesh.

 

This stops you from touching live parts, so under no circumstances

 

should pointed objects be inserted into the mesh. During use the

 

mesh may become soiled. Do not attempt to clean it

while

the

grill

 

is still on. Turn the cooker off at the control unit and wait until it has

 

cooled down before cleaning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Care must be taken to ensure the grill mesh is not distorted – do not

 

store the grill pan handle on the grill pan grid when the rod shelf is

 

in the top runner position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are two halves to the grill, one on the left and one on the right.

 

You can choose to have both sides on or just the left side on.

 

Turning the control knob clockwise,

will

switch both sides

on.

 

Turning it anti-clockwise,will only switch the left side on. The numbers

 

 

indicate the heat setting, 4 is the hottest1 the coolest.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT

GRILLING

SHOULD NEVER BE

UNDERTAKEN

WITH

THE

 

GRILL/TOP

OVEN DOOR CLOSED.

This

will cause

overheating.

The grill will not operate unless the top oven control is in the Off position.

Grilling Procedure

1.Open the grill/top oven door fully.

2.Ensure that the Easy Glide™ Shelf is located in the correct position (see ‘Guide to Grilling’).

3.Preheat the grill, if necessary, with the Easy Glide™ Shelf pulled out (see Fig 1).

4.Locate the grill pan in the Easy Glide™ Shelf (see Fig 2) and push back under the element.

5.The grill pan should be withdrawn always using the grill pan handle to the stop position to turn or remove cooked food.

(There is no need to remove the grill pan from the Easy Glide™ Shelf).

6.NEVER line the grill pan with aluminium foil as this may cause overheating of fat in the grill pan.

NOTE: To stop fat splashing onto the grill element mesh, it is important to use the anti-splashtray. Always clean the grill pan antisplash tray and food grid after each use.

Fig 1

Fig 2

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Guide To Grilling (C161E)

Pre - heat the grill for 5 minutes on maximum control setting before grilling

GRILL CHART

Food

Grill Setting

Approximate Cooking time

 

 

 

 

Toasting of Bread

6

3 - 10 mins.

products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small cuts of meat,

3 - 6

10 - 20 mins.

sausages, bacon, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chops etc.

 

20 - 30 mins. Wire food support used in upturned

Gammon steaks

3 - 1

position for chicken.

Chicken pieces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish: fingers

 

10 - 20 mins. Whole fish and fillets placed in the

Whole

3

base of the grill pan.

Fillets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish in breadcrumbs

3 - 1

15 - 20 mins.

 

 

 

 

Pre - Cooked potato

3 - 1

15 - 20 mins.

products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pizzas

3

12 - 15 mins. in the base of the grill pan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 - 10 mins. Dish placed directly on base of the

Browning of food

6

grill pan and pan placed on the base of the grill

 

 

compartment.

 

 

 

 

The settings in the above guide have been developed to cook food successfully without excessive fat spitting and splashing.

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Guide To Grilling (C261E, C361E, C365E and R365E)

Pre - heat the grill for 5 minutes on maximum control setting before grilling

GRILL CHART

Food

Grill Setting

Approximate Cooking time

 

 

 

 

Toasting of Bread

4

3 - 10 mins.

products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small cuts of meat,

4 for 4 mins.

 

 

reduce to lower

10 - 20 mins.

sausages, bacon, etc.

setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chops etc.

4 for 6-8mins.

20 - 30 mins. Wire food support used in upturned

Gammon steaks

reduce to lower

position for chicken.

Chicken pieces

setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish: fingers

 

10 - 20 mins. Whole fish and fillets placed in the

Whole

4

base of the grill pan.

Fillets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fish in breadcrumbs

3

15 - 20 mins.

 

 

 

 

Pre - Cooked potato

3

15 - 20 mins.

products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pizzas

3

12 - 15 mins. in the base of the grill pan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 - 10 mins. Dish placed directly on base of the

Browning of food

4

grill pan and pan placed on the base of the grill

 

 

compartment.

 

 

 

 

The settings in the above guide have been developed to cook food successfully without excessive fat spitting and splashing.

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Guide to Grilling - Solarplus Grill (C461E)

Guide to grilling successfully

 

 

Easy Glide

 

 

 

Pre-

Shelf Position

 

 

 

from base

 

Approx. Cooking Time

Food

heat

of oven

Setting

 

 

 

 

 

Toasting of Bread

1 min.

3 or 2

4

3-5mins. Grill pan and

Products

grid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small cuts of meat

None

3 or 2

4 for 4 mins.

10-15mins. Grill pan

reduce to lower

– Sausages, Bacon

and grid.

 

 

setting

 

 

 

 

Chops, etc.

None

2

4 for6-8mins.

25-30mins. Grill pan

Gammon Steaks,

reduce to lower

and grid.

Chicken pieces

 

 

setting

 

 

 

Fish. Whole,

None

2

4

6-8mins. in base of grill

Fillets

3

pan.

 

 

Fish in

None

3

3

10-15mins. Grill pan

breadcrumbs

and grid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-cookedPotato

None

3 or 2

3

10-12mins. in base of

Products

grill pan

 

 

 

Pizzas

None

3 or 2

3

10-15mins. Grill pan

 

and grid.

 

 

 

 

Browning of Food

1 min.

3 or 2

4

5-7mins. Dish placed

 

directly on shelf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top Oven Cookery Notes (C261E, C361E, C461E, C365E and R365E)

Easy Glide™ Shelf

Important:

Operation

Cooking meat/ poultry

Top oven as a warming

compartment for plates

The top oven should be used to cook small quantities of food. The oven is designed so that the grill element operates at a reduced heat output, this is combined with a heating element situated underneath the floor of the oven.

To ensure even cooking of the food it is important that cooking utensils are positioned correctly on the oven shelf so that the element is directly above.

There are two cooking positions, the shelf placed on runner 1 or 2 (from the base), do not use shelves upside down.

Food/utensils must not be placed directly on the oven floor.

There should always be at least 25mm (1in) between the top of the food and the grill element.

Warning: Items stored in top oven will get hot when main oven is in use.

The Easy Glide™ Shelf, in conjunction with the grill pan supplied can be used for cooking in the oven(s), ie. meat, poultry etc. also for roasting vegetables. Place the Easy Glide™ Shelf in the oven on the same runner position as stated in the meat cooking charts.

Always remove the grill pan handle from the grill pan when the pan is being used for oven cooking.

Always use oven gloves when basting, turning or removing food from the oven, as the Easy Glide™ Shelf and the grill pan will behot.

Never remove the Easy Glide™ Shelf from the oven with the grill pan and food still in position.

To heat the oven, turn the control knob clockwise. The top oven pilot light will come on and remain on until the oven reaches the required temperature. The pilot light will automatically go on and off during cooking as the thermostat maintains the correct temperature.

Small joints of meat up to 1.5kg (3 lbs), or poultry, up to 3.6kg (8 1lbs) (60cm cookers) in weight can be roasted in a small meat pan in the top oven. Larger joints of meat/poultry weighing more than 3.6kg (8 1lbs) (60cm cookers) should be roasted in the main oven.

Do not use the main oven meat pan or grill pan as a meat pan in the top oven as air circulation will be seriously restricted.

Place the plates/dishes on the shelf, positioned on runner 1, turn top oven control to 100°C for 10-15minutes. Never use grill control.

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Main Oven Cookery Notes

Easy Glide™ Shelf

Important:

Oven positions

The oven is fitted with ‘Credaclean’ liners, two rod shelves and a meat pan. Remove the meat pan if it is not being used.

The Easy Glide™ Shelf, in conjunction with the grill pan supplied can be used for cooking in the oven(s), ie. meat, poultry etc. also for roasting vegetables. Place the Easy Glide™ Shelf in the oven on the same runner position as stated in the meat cooking charts.

Always remove the grill pan handle from the grill pan when the pan is being used for oven cooking.

Always use oven gloves when basting, turning or removing food from the oven, as the Easy Glide™ Shelf and the grill pan will behot.

Never remove the Easy Glide™ Shelf from the oven with the grill pan and food still in position.

To heat the oven turn the knob clockwise, selecting the require temperature between 80°C (176°F) and 230°C (450°F) as recommended in the temperature chart. The pilot light will immediately come on and remain on until the oven reaches the required temperature. This light will then automatically go off and on during cooking as the oven thermostat maintains the correct temperature.

It should be noted that at the end of the cooking period their may be a momentary puff of steam when the oven door is opened. This will disperse in a few seconds and is a perfectly normal characteristic of an oven with a good door seal.

Since a circulaire fan oven heats up more quickly, and generally cooks food at a lower temperature than a conventional oven, pre-heatingis often unnecessary. However, foods such as bread, scones,Yorkshire pudding, do benefit from being placed in apre-heatedoven.

The ‘oven temperature charts’ are a guide only, giving approximate cooking temperatures and times. To suit personal taste and requirements, it may be necessary to increase or decrease temperatures by 10°C.

Unless otherwise indicated in the charts food should be placed in a cold oven, i.e. without pre-heating.If food is placed in an already hot oven, the suggested cooking time should be reduced, depending on the type and quantity of food being cooked.

Since the distribution of heat in the circulaire fan oven is very even, most foods will cook satisfactorily on any shelf position, but the shelves should be evenly spaced.

The top oven rod shelf can be used in the main oven when cooking large quantities of food. Additional shelves can be purchased through your oven supplier or Creda Spares.

Food or utensils should Never be placed directly an the floor of the oven for cooking.

Never use more than 3 shelves in the oven as air circulation will be seriously restricted. To ensure oven circulation do not use meat pans larger than 390 x 300mm (15”x12”) and baking trays no larger than 330 x 255mm (13”x 10”), these should be positioned centrally on the oven shelf. Food should not be placed directly on the floor of the oven. To avoid unnecessary cleaning, rod shelves which are not in use, should be removed from the oven.

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Main Oven Cookery Notes

Temperature and time

Frozen meat and poultry

When all three shelves are used to cook large quantities of food for home freezing or parties, it may be necessary to increase the cooking times given in the temperature charts by a few minutes, to allow for the loss of heat due to extra time taken to load the oven, and the larger mass of food. Baking trays should have an equal gap at either side of the oven.

Joints of meat and whole birds should be defrosted slowly, preferably in a domestic refrigerator (allowing 5-6hours per 450g (1 lb), or at room temperature (allowing2-3hours per 450g (1 lb).

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Oven Temperature Charts – Meat

Top Oven Cooking (C261E/C361E/C461E/C365E and R365E)

 

Fan Oven Cooking (all models)

Meat

Pre-

Temperature

Time (approx.)

Position in

Meat

Pre-

Temperature

Time (approx.)

heat

oC

Oven

 

heat

oC

 

 

Beef/ Lamb

Yes

170/180

35 mins per 450g (1lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(slow roasting)

+ 35 mins over.

 

 

 

 

 

20-25mins per 450g

 

 

 

 

Beef

No

160/180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1lb) + 20 mins extra

Beef/ Lamb

Yes

190/200

35-40mins per 450g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(foil covered)

(1lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 mins per 450g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lamb

No

160/180

Pork

 

 

40 mins per 450g (1lb)

 

 

Yes

170/180

 

 

(1lb) + 25 mins extra

 

 

 

 

 

(slow roasting)

+ 40 mins over

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 mins per 450g

Pork

Yes

190/200

40 mins per 450g (1lb)

 

 

Pork

No

160/180

 

 

(1lb) + 25 mins extra

(foil covered)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Runner 1

 

 

 

 

 

Veal

 

 

40-45mins per 450g

 

 

 

 

25-30mins per 450g

Yes

170/180

from

 

Veal

No

160/170

(slow roasting)

(1lb) + 40 mins over

 

(1lb) + 25 mins extra

 

 

bottom of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

oven.

 

 

 

 

 

Veal

 

 

40-45mins per 450g

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

190/200

 

Chicken/

 

 

18-20mins per 450g

 

 

 

 

(foil covered)

(1lb)

 

 

Turkey

No

160/180

 

 

 

 

(1lb) + 20 mins extra

 

 

 

 

 

 

up to 4kg (8lb)

 

 

Poultry/Game

 

 

25-30mins per 450g

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

170/180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey

 

150/160

 

(slow roasting)

(1lb) + 25 mins over

 

 

 

13-15mins per 450g (1lb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

up to 5.5kg (12lb)

No

 

e.g. 5kg (11lb) = 143-165mins

Poultry/Game

 

 

25-30mins per 450g

 

 

 

 

190/200

 

 

 

 

12 mins per 450g (1lb)

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

(foil covered)

(1lb)

 

 

over 5.5kg (12lb)

 

150

e.g. 10kg (22lb) = 264 mins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casserole

Yes

150

2-21/2 hrs

 

 

Casserole Stews

No

140-150

11/2 - 2 Hrs

Cooking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If using aluminium foil, never:1. Allow foil to touch sides of oven.

2. Cover oven interior with foil.3. Cover shelves with foil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The most accurate method of testing the readiness of joints of meat or whole poultry is to insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of a joint, or the thickest part of poultry thighs, during the cooking period. The meat thermometer will indicate when the required internal temp has been reached.

Beef - Rare:

60oC

Lamb:

80oC

Poultry:

90oC

Medium:

70oC

Pork:

90oC

 

 

Well Done:

75oC

Veal:

75oC

 

 

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the by recommended temperatures making, cake for used is margarine soft If Note: cakes to refer chart this in recommended Temperatures .followed be should manufacturers .only butter or margarines block with made

Oven Temperature Charts – Baking

Baking

Top Oven Cooking (C261E/C361E/C461E/C365E/R365E)

Fan Oven Cooking (all models)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food

Pre-

Temperature

Time in mins.

Position

Pre-

Temperature

Time in mins.

heat

oC

In Oven

heat

oC

Scones

Yes

201/220

10-15

Runner 1 from

Yes

210/220

8-10

bottom of oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Cakes

Yes

180/190

20-25

Runner 1 from

 

170/180

15-20

bottom of oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Sandwich

Yes

170/180

20-30

Runner 1 from

 

160/170

20-25

bottom of oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponge Sandwich

Yes

180/190

20-25

Runner 1 from

Yes

170/190

15-20

bottom of oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swiss Roll

Yes

200/210

10-15

Runner 1 from

Yes

180/200

12-15

bottom of oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semi-richFruit

Yes

150/160

60-757 inch

Runner 1 from

 

140/150

75-90

cakes

bottom of oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rich Fruit Cakes

Yes

140/150

Depending on size

Runner 1 from

 

130/140

Depending

bottom of oven

 

on size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shortcrust Pastry

Yes

190/200

Depending on recipe

Runner 1 from

 

190/200

45-50

bottom of oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puff Pastry

Yes

200/210

Depending on recipe

Runner 1 from

 

190/200

Depending

bottom of oven

 

on use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yorkshire Pudding

Yes

190/200

30-40

Runner 2 from

Yes

180/190

40-45

bottom of oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual Yorkshire

Yes

200/210

20-30

Runner 2 from

Yes

190/200

20-25

Puddings

bottom of oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milk Pudding

Yes

140/150

90-120

Runner 1 from

 

130/140

105-135

bottom of oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baked Custard

Yes

150/160

40-50

Runner 1 from

 

140/150

40-50

bottom of oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bread

Yes

200/210

30-45

Runner 1 from

Yes

200/210

45-50

bottom of oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meringues

Yes

100

150-180

Runner 2 from

 

70-90

180-240

bottom of oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using the Main Oven for other Functions

90

“SLOW” setting

This is used for slow cooking, keeping food warm and warming plates for short

 

 

periods. Extra care should be taken when warming bone china, as it may be

 

damaged in a hot oven.

DO NOT place food or plates directly on the oven floor as this could damage both the oven lining and the plates which are being warmed.

Advantages of “SLOW” cooking are:

The oven stays cleaner because there is less splashing.

Timing of food is not as critical, so there is less fear of overcooking.

Inexpensive joints of meat are tenderised.

Fully loading the oven can be economical.

Cooking times can be extended in some cases by up to 2 hours.

Operation:

1.Place the prepared food in the main oven and ensure the door is fully closed.

2. Select

90

(Slow Cooking Temperature) by turning Main Oven Temperature

 

 

 

 

 

Control clockwise ensuring the oven door is fully closed.

Storage and re-heatingof food:

1.If food is to be frozen or not used immediately, place it in a clean container and cool as soon as possible.

2.Always thaw frozen food completely in the refrigerator before re-heating.

3.Always reheat food thoroughly and ensure it is piping hot before serving.

4.Only re-heatfoodonce.

Points to consider when preparing food for “SLOW” cooking:

1.Make sure that the dishes to be used will fit into the oven ensuring enough room for air to circulate.

2.All dishes cooked on the slow setting will require a minimum of 6 hours, however, if they are cooked for 1-2hours longer then deterioration in their appearance may be noticed.

3.Never cook joints of meat over 2.7kg (6 lb) or poultry over 2.0kg (4 lb 8oz).

We do not recommend that joints of meat or poultry are stuffed before cooking on the slow setting.

4.To seal in the meat juices, always cook meat or poultry at 170oC for 30 minutes before wrapping in foil and placing on a rack over a tin (to allow good air circulation) before turning the control to the slow setting and cooking immediately.

5.Always ensure that joints of pork and poultry are thoroughly cooked by checking with a meat thermometer before serving.

6.Always thaw frozen foods completely before cooking. We do not recommend placing frozen food in the oven to cook.

7.Always bring soups, liquids and casseroles to the boil before placing in the oven.

8.Ensure that casserole dishes have a good seal (not airtight) and cover to the top with foil to prevent loss of moisture.

9.Ensure that fruit and vegetables are cut into even sized small pieces to cook properly.

10.Always adjust seasoning before serving.

11.If using dried red kidney beans it is important that the beans are soaked and then boiled for a minimum of 10 minutes before using in any dish to destroy any toxins.

12.When cooking fish or egg dishes it may be necessary to check during cooking to

avoid overcooking.

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Care and Cleaning

TURN OFF THE MAIN SWITCH AND ENSURE THE COOKER IS COLD

BEFORE CLEANING.

BEFORE SWITCHING ON AGAIN, ENSURE THAT ALL CONTROLS ARE

IN THE OFF POSITION.

NEVER USE BIOLOGICAL WASHING POWDER, HARSH ABRASIVES,

SCOURING PADS, AEROSOL CLEANERS OR OVEN CHEMICAL

CLEANERS OF ANY KIND, UNLESS SPECIFIED BELOW.

Cleaning materials to avoid:

1.Plastic or nylon pads

2.Household abrasive powders and scourers. These may scratch the surface.

3.Oven chemical cleaners, aerosols and oven pads.

Caustic cleaners such as these will etch the surface and attack the metal frame.

4.Bath and sink cleaners may mark the surface.

ALWAYS SWITCH OFF AT THE MAINS SWITCH BEFORE CLEANING.

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Care and Cleaning

Ceramic hotplates (C361E, C461E, C365E and R365E):

Clean your Creda Ceramic hob top regularly and avoid repeated burning of encrusted contamination.

Your choice of cleaner will depend on the degree of soiling involved (see below).

minor soiling, where the contamination has not burnt hard, can be wiped off with a clean wet cloth

major soiling andstrongly-adheringburnt encrustation can be quickly and easily removed with arazor-bladescraper

hard water stains, grease spots and discoloration having a metallic sheen can be removed with ‘Easy Do Cleaner Powder’

always condition hob after cleaning by using ‘Easy Do Conditioner’ or ‘Hob Brite’. Apply a small amount of conditioner with a clean damp cloth or paper towel. Rub vigorously. Remove excess with a clean damp cloth or paper towel. Polish with a clean cloth or paper towel before the conditioner dries.

Detergent residues must always be completely removed with a clean wet cloth, (even if the instructions for use suggest otherwise), as they can have an etching effect when reheated. Then wipe dry.

To maintain hob in good condition, we would recommend regular use of the ‘Easy Do Powder Cleanser’.

Sprinkle Powder Cleanser on a clean damp cloth or paper towel and rub vigorously for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove all residue with a clean damp cloth or paper towel. Then use conditioner to protect the hob.

For more stubborn marks, mix a small amount of the powder cleanser with ‘Cif Lemon Juice’ (from a bottle) and carefully spread over the affected area. Cover with a damp paper towel and leave for a minimum of 15 minutes. Rub vigorously. Remove excess with a clean damp cloth or paper towel before the conditioner dries. Polish with a clean cloth or paper towel.

Easy Do products are available from many electrical retailers, CredaCare Parts Department and Creda Spares Distributors. Homecare ‘Hob Brite’ is available from leading Supermarkets.

Electric sealed hotplates (C161E and C261E):

The cleaning of sealed hotplates should be done when they are cold, using a soap filled Brillo pad, following the grain of the hotplate. This will ensure that any stubborn, burnt on spillages are removed. Wipe over with a damp clean cloth, making sure that all the cleaner has been removed. Finally, turn on hotplate to warm for a few minutes, then smear with a little cooking oil to provide a protective coating, or the restorative agent Homecare Four Hob, available from Credacare Spares or leading supermarkets.The bezels will mellow with use to a burnished gold colour, a soap filled Brillo pad will help to keep them bright, care should be taken not to damage the vitreous enamel hob surface.

Note: We do not recommend the use of decorative covers over the hot hotplates as these can hold condensation and cause corrosion. Accidental operation with a cover in place can cause intense heat. Never place saucepan lids on the hotplates, as this may cause corrosion.

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Care and Cleaning

‘CREDACLEAN’ Oven liners

Refer to the instructions below for cleaning the ‘Credaclean’ panels.

.How “CREDACLEAN” works:

The surfaces of the ‘Credaclean’ oven liners are treated on the mottled face with a special vitreous enamel which absorbs cooking soils. At temperatures of 220oC (425oF) or above, the special surface enables these soils to be slowly destroyed. The higher the temperature the more effective it is. In most cases normal cooking operations at this temperature will permit this cleaning operation to proceed during cooking. However if higher cooking temperatures are not used regularly it may be necessary in order to prevent heavy soiling, to run the oven without a meat pan at maximum setting

for a couple of hours.

 

Main Oven Liners

- side and rear panels.

Top Oven Liners (C261E, C361E, C461E, C365E and R365E) - sides

It should not normally be necessary to clean the ‘Credaclean’ panels in water. If the user feels it is desirable to do so, wash them in warm soapy water, followed by rinsing in clean water. Do not use enzyme/biological washing powder, harsh abrasives or oven chemical cleaners of any kind.

Decorative trims (all models) / Vitreous enamel hob (C161E and C261E):

It is advisable to clean the decorative trims regularly to prevent any build up of soiling which may detract from the appearance of the cooker.The recommended method of cleaning is to wipe over the trims with a soft cloth wrung out in hot water or mild non-abrasivecleaner. (If in doubt try the cleaner on a small area of trim which is not noticeable in normal use).Then, after wiping with a cloth wrung out in clear water, dry with a soft clean cloth.

Never use scouring pads or abrasive cleaners/powders which may scratch the surface.

Take care during cleaning not to damage or distort the door seals. Do not lift the door seal from the oven chassis, if necessary remove the seal by carefully unhooking the corner clips.

Take care that the rating label edges are not lifted during cleaning, and furthermore that the lettering is not blurred or removed.

Control Panel:

Wipe with a damp cloth and polish with a dry cloth.

Grill Door:

Wipe over the grill door decorative outer panel; with a cloth wrung out in hot soapy water, then after wiping with a cloth wrung out in clear water, dry with a soft clean cloth. Do not use scouring pads or abrasive powder which may scratch the surface. Ensure that the glass panel is not subjected to any sharp mechanical blows.

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Care and Cleaning

Grill:

Remove the grill pan and the wire grid food support, it is best to wash these items immediately after use to prevent stains from being burnt on when used again. Wipe out the Grill compartment, use a fine steel wool soap pad to remove stubborn stains from the grill runners the grill deflector plate (not applicable on C365E) and the floor of the compartment.

Note: Take care when cleaning the Easy Glide™ Shelf not to trap fingers between mating parts.

Main oven / Grill:

1.Glass Door – open the oven door fully. The glass panel may now be cleaned.

Stubborn stains can be removed by using a fine steel wool soap pad. Do not use scouring pads, or abrasive powder, which will scratch the glass. Ensure that the glass panel is not subjected to any sharp mechanical blows.

For slight soiling the inner glass panel may be cleaned, while still warm. For removing stubborn stains see page 48, cleaning .

2.Remove the rod shelves and meat pan.

Use a fine steel wool soap pad to remove stubborn stains from the rod shelves, meat pan and the floor of the oven. Refer to the instructions on page 46 for cleaning the ‘Credaclean’ panels.

Do not use aerosol cleaners on this oven as they could adversely affect the fan motor unit, and cannot be wiped off the fan blade.

Replacement oven lamp:

CAUTION - DISCONNECT THE APPLIANCE FROM THE SUPPLY BEFORE REPLACING THE LAMP.

Open the oven door and remove the rod shelves. Using a suitable cloth to protect the fingers grip the light glass dome, unscrew anti-clockwiseand lift. Reach into the aperture and unscrew the lampanti-clockwise.Fit replacement lamp (15W 300°C rated SES), refit dome.

Wall-mountedsplashpanel:

A wall-mountedsplashpanel is available as an optional extra from the Spare Parts Department. See back cover for details.

Care must be taken that rating label edges are not lifted during cleaning and furthermore that the lettering is not blurred or removed.

For details of your nearest Service Centre please see the separate service leaflet. If you have any queries regarding service or spares, our Spares and Service Division will be pleased to advise. See back cover for details.

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Care and Cleaning

Take particular care not to damage the inner surface of the door inner glass that is coated with a heat reflective layer. Do not use scouring pads, or abrasive powder, which will scratch the glass. Ensure that the glass panel is not subjected to any sharp mechanical blows.

Stubborn stains can be removed by using a fine steel wool pad. For slight soiling the inner glass panel may be cleaned, while still warm, without removing it from the door. After cleaning, rinse and dry with a soft cloth.

CLEANING THE DOORS

SIDE OPENING DOORS

Cleaning the door glass is the same as the drop down doors, except take care to support the weight of the inner glass when removing and refitting.

DROP DOWN DOORS

Remove the door inner glass as follows.

1.Open the door fully and unscrew the two screws securing the glass panel so that the securing brackets can be turned. There is no need to remove the screws completely.

2.Turn the brackets so that the glass can be removed and cleaned at the sink (Fig. 1).

3. The inside of the outer door glass can now be cleaned while still fitted to the cooker.

Fig. 1.

Glass

NEVER OPERATE THE COOKER WITHOUT THE INNER DOOR GLASS IN POSITION.

Refit the door inner glass as follows.

1.NOTE: The inner door glass has a special reflective coating on one side. Replace the door inner glass so that the statement:“IMPORTANT THIS FACE TOWARDS THE OVEN” can be read from the inner side of the door.

2.Turn the two securing brackets back to their original position to retain the glass and tighten the screws

(Fig. 2.).

Fig. 2.

Glass

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Cooking Results Not Satisfactory?

Problem

Check

 

 

 

 

Grilling

 

 

Uneven cooking front

Ensure that the grill pan is positioned centrally below

to back

the grill element.

 

 

 

Fat splattering

Ensure that the grill is not set to too high a setting.

 

 

 

Baking (General)

 

 

Uneven rising of cakes

Ensure that the oven shelves are level by using a spirit

 

level on the rod shelf and adjusting the wheels/feet.

 

The oven should be checked both left to right and front

 

to back.

 

 

 

Sinking of cakes

The following may cause cakes to sink:

1. Preheating of fan ovens.

 

 

2. Cooking at too high a temperature.

 

3. Using normal creaming method with soft margarine.

 

(use the all-in-onemethod – see Cook Book supplied).

 

4. If using soft margarine use the all-in-onemethod

 

 

 

Over/Under cooking

Refer to the cooking times and temperatures given in

Fast/Slow cooking

the oven temperature charts, however, it may be necessary

 

to increase or decrease temperatures by 10˚C to suit

 

personal taste.

 

Do not use utensils greater than 56mm (2 1/4ins) in height.

 

 

 

Uneven cooking of

1. Too large baking sheet used. (See 'Cookery Notes',

cakes

page 38, for correct sizes).

 

2. Over loading of oven and always ensure even air

 

gaps around baking tins.

 

3. Placed into pre-heatedoven. (See oven temperature charts)

 

 

 

Top Oven Baking

 

 

C261E, C361E, C461E,

Ensure the cooking utensil is at least 4ins from the front

C365E and R365E

of the shelf.

Uneven cooking front

 

 

to back

 

 

 

 

 

Uneven rising of

Ensure that the shelf is level (see above) and that the

cakes

food is positioned centrally in the oven.

 

 

 

Overcooking

Remember to reduce cooking temperatures by 10˚C

 

from standard recipes when using the top oven.

 

 

 

Food is taking too long to

Ensure that the cooking utensil used in the top oven is not larger

cook

than 300x225mm (12ins x 9ins), e.g. the main oven meat pan.

 

Only cook one item at a time to avoid overloading the oven.

 

 

 

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Something Wrong with your Cooker?

Before contacting your Creda Service Centre/Installer, check the problem guide below; there may be nothing wrong with your cooker.

Problem

 

 

 

 

 

Slight odour or small amount

This is normal and should cease after a short period.

 

of smoke when grill / oven

 

 

used first time

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing works

If you find that the timer display is blank, then it is likely that

 

there is no electricity supply to your oven. Check:

 

 

 

 

(i) That the main cooker wall is switched on

 

 

(ii) Other appliances, to see if you have had a power cut

 

 

(iii) The main circuit breaker for the property

 

 

 

 

Top oven and grill do

Operating the cooker under the following conditions may cause

 

a safety device to operate:

 

not work. Main oven

 

(a) Grilling with the door closed - Always grill with the door fully

 

works.

 

open

 

Top Oven (C261E, C361E,

 

(b) Grilling for an excessively long period at maximum setting -

 

C461E, C365E and R365E)

 

see Grilling guide.

 

 

 

 

Switch off appliance and allow to cool for approx 30 mins.

 

 

Switch the cooker back on and check that the Grill / Top oven is

 

 

now operating.

 

 

 

 

Grill does not work.

Ensure that the top oven control is turned fully off.

 

(C261E,C361E, C461E,

 

 

 

C365E and R365E)

 

 

 

 

 

Grill keeps turning

When the Grill control is operating at less than its maximum

 

on and off.

setting, the Grill will cycle on and off, this is normal and not a

 

 

fault.

 

 

 

 

Timer is showing ‘0.00 ’

The power supply to your oven has possibly been interrupted,

 

 

but has now come back on again. Reset the timer to the correct

 

 

time of day using the instructions given in the timer section of

 

 

the book.

 

 

 

 

Timer buzzer operates

The bleeper will stop automatically after several minutes. To

 

continually.

cancel, press the “-”button to silence.

 

 

 

 

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Problem

 

 

 

Oven temperatures too high

Check temperature and shelf positions are as recommended in

or low

the Oven Temperature Charts.

 

It may be necessary to increase or decrease the recommended

 

temperature slightly to suit your taste.

 

 

Oven does not cook evenly

Check:

 

(a) Temperature and shelf positions are as recommended in the

 

Oven Temperature Charts.

 

(b) Oven utensils being used allow sufficient air flow around

 

them.

 

 

Oven lamp does not work

The oven lamp is not covered by the guarantee. The part is

 

easily changed (see the section on oven lamp replacement) A

 

new lamp may be obtained from our Parts department by

 

calling: 08709 077077

 

 

Draught from beneath

A gentle flow of air will be blown from beneath the control

control panel

panel when the appliance is used. If the appliance is still warm,

 

this cooling fan may run on, or restart itself when all controls

 

have been turned off.

 

The fan will stop once the appliance has been cooled. This is

 

normal and not a fault.

 

 

Condensation on the wall at

Steam and / or condensation may appear from the vent at the

the rear of the cooker.

rear of the appliance when using an oven particularly for foods

 

with a high water content e.g. frozen chips, roast chicken etc.

 

This is normal, and any excess should be wiped off.

 

 

Steam / Condensation in the

Steam is a by - product of cooking any food with a high water

oven after use.

contact. To help minimise always:

 

a) Try to avoid leaving food in the oven to cool after being

 

cooked.

 

b) Use a covered container, wherever possible.

 

 

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Key Contacts

Service

Creda has the largest appliance manufacturer’s service team in Europe, trained specialists directly employed by us to ensure your complete confidence.

Repair Service

UK: 08709 066 066

Republic of Ireland: 1850 302 200

You will be asked for the following information:-

Name, address and postcode.

Telephone number

Model / Serial number of the appliance

Clear and concise details of the query or fault

Place and Date of purchase

(Please keep the receipt as evidence will be required when the engineer calls).

Extended Warranty

To join: UK 08709 088 088

Republic of Ireland: 1850 502 200

Genuine Parts & Accessories

Mail Order Hotline

UK: 08709 077 077

Republic of Ireland: (01) 842 6836

For further product information 08701 546474

All Creda Services are offered as an extra benefit and do not affect your statutory rights.

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