Download manual or user guide for the product:
AEG ELECTROLUX MCD 2660 EM - Microwave oven


On this page you can get: Microwave oven AEG ELECTROLUX MCD 2660 EM manual - is available for free download. All information such as file size, preview picture, category manual, model and more, you can find below.

After downloading the file, save it in safe place for example in "My documents" or "Desktop" folder. Pdf file can be able to view any time also in "offline state" (without internet connection).
We hope, that this document of instructions for use will help you.
PDF Download manual now - for free Microwave oven AEG ELECTROLUX MCD 2660 EM
Click to preview
Microwave oven AEG ELECTROLUX MCD 2660 EM Microwave oven AEG ELECTROLUX MCD 2660 EM

If this site help you save (or earn) some money.
Say thanks by making a small donation ;)



For each support THANK YOU very much!!!
Size of file: 5495 KB (format file is in: pdf)
Preview instructions for use
AG-71+72D-EU COVER

29/03/2005

10:52

Page A

MCD2660E / MCD2661E
Microwave oven with grill Mikrowellengerät mit grill Four à micro-ondes avec gril Magnetronoven met grill Horno Microondas con grill Operating instructions Gebrauchsanweisung Notice d'utilisation Gebruiksaanwijzing Instrucciones de Manjo
UK D F NL E

PERFEKT IN FORM UND FUNKTION


========1========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page B

Dear Customer,
Thank you for buying an AEG-Electrolux microwave oven and putting your trust in the AEG-Electrolux brand name. Before using your AEG-Electrolux microwave oven for the first time, please read the instruction book thoroughly. This will enable you to take advantage of all the features that the appliance offers. It will also ensure trouble-free operation and minimize unnecessary service calls. Important information concerning your safety or the operation of your appliance is noted by this symbol and/or mentions words such as «Warning», «Take care». Be sure to follow all instructions carefully. Throughout the manual, this symbol guides you step by step when operating the appliance. This symbol indicates further information concerning the use of the appliance. The clover indicates energy-saving tips and hints for environmentally friendly use of your appliance. In the event of malfunctioning, please follow the instructions given in the section «What to do if...»


========2========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 1

UK

Contents
Important safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 - 4 Oven & accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Before operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 What are microwaves? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Suitable ovenware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 - 9 Tips & advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 - 14 Microwave power levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Microwave cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Grill & dual grill cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Other convenient functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 - 19 Auto cook & defrost operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 - 21 Auto cook & defrost charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 - 24 Recipes for auto cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 - 26 Cooking charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 - 29 Recipes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 - 44 Care & cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 What to do if... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Service & spare parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Guarantee conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Important information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 - 50

The symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. 1


========3========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 2

Important safety instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
To avoid the danger of fire The microwave oven should not be left unattended during operation. Power levels that are too high or cooking times that are too long may overheat foods resulting in a fire. The electrical outlet must be readily accessible so that the unit can be unplugged easily in an emergency. The AC power supply must be 230 V, 50 Hz, with a minimum 16 A distribution line fuse, or a minimum 16 A distribution circuit breaker. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided. Do not store or use the oven outdoors. If food being heated begins to smoke, DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR. Turn off and unplug the oven and wait until the food has stopped smoking. Opening the door while food is smoking may cause a fire. Only use microwave-safe containers and utensils. See Page 8 - 9. Do not leave the oven unattended when using disposable plastic, paper or other combustible food containers. Clean the waveguide cover, the oven cavity, the turntable and turntable support after use. These must be dry and free from grease. Built-up grease may overheat and begin to smoke or catch fire. Do not place flammable materials near the oven or ventilation openings. Do not block the ventilation openings. Remove all metallic seals, wire twists, etc., from food and food packages. Arcing on metallic surfaces may cause a fire. Do not use the microwave oven to heat oil for deep frying. The temperature cannot be controlled and the oil may catch fire. To make popcorn, only use special microwave popcorn makers. Do not store food or any other items inside the oven. Check the settings after you start the oven to ensure the oven is operating as desired. See the corresponding hints in this operation manual. To avoid the possibility of injury WARNING: Do not operate the oven if it is damaged or malfunctioning. Check the following before use: a) The door; make sure the door closes properly and ensure it is not misaligned or warped. b) The hinges and safety door latches; check to make sure they are not broken or loose. c) The door seals and sealing surfaces; ensure that they have not been damaged. d) Inside the oven cavity or on the door; make sure there are no dents. e) The power supply cord and plug; ensure that they are not damaged. Never adjust, repair or modify the oven yourself. It is hazardous for anyone other than a competent person to carry out any service or repair operation which involves the removal of a cover which gives protection against exposure to microwave energy. Do not operate the oven with the door open or alter the door safety latches in any way. Do not operate the oven if there is an object between the door seals and sealing surfaces. Do not allow grease or dirt to build up on the door seals and adjacent parts. Follow instructions for "Care and Cleaning", Page 45. Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to a deterioration of the surface that could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation. Individuals with PACEMAKERS should check with their doctor or the manufacturer of the pacemaker for precautions regarding microwave ovens. To avoid the possibility of electric shock Under no circumstances should you remove the outer cabinet. Never spill or insert any objects into the door lock openings or ventilation openings. In the event of a spill, turn off and unplug the oven immediately and call an authorised AEG-Electrolux service agent. Do not immerse the power supply cord or plug in water or any other liquid. Do not allow the power supply cord to run over any hot or sharp surfaces, such as the hot air vent area at the top rear of the oven.

2


========4========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 3

UK

Important safety instructions
Do not attempt to replace the oven lamp yourself or allow anyone who is not authorised by AEG-Electrolux to do so. If the oven lamp fails, please consult your dealer or an authorised AEG-Electrolux service agent. If the power supply cord of this appliance is damaged, it must be replaced with a special cord. The exchange must be made by an authorised AEG-Electrolux service agent. To avoid the possibility of explosion and sudden boiling: WARNING: Liquids and other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they are liable to explode. Never use sealed containers. Remove seals and lids before use. Sealed containers can explode due to a build up of pressure even after the oven has been turned off. Take care when microwaving liquids. Use a widemouthed container to allow bubbles to escape. Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed eruptive boiling, therefore care has to be taken when handling the container. To prevent sudden eruption of boiling liquid and possible scalding: 1. Stir liquid prior to heating/reheating. 2. It is advisable to insert a glass rod or similar utensil into the liquid whilst reheating. 3. Let liquid stand in the oven at the end of cooking time to prevent delayed eruptive boiling. Do not cook eggs in their shells, and whole hard boiled eggs should not be heated in microwave ovens since they may explode even after microwave cooking has ended. To cook or reheat eggs which have not been scrambled or mixed, pierce the yolks and the whites, or the eggs may explode. Shell and slice hard boiled eggs before reheating them in the microwave oven. Pierce the skin of such foods as potatoes, sausages and fruit before cooking, or they may explode. To avoid the possibility of burns Use pot holders or oven gloves when removing food from the oven to prevent burns. Always open containers, popcorn makers, oven cooking bags, etc., away from the face and hands to avoid steam burns. To avoid burns, always test food temperature and stir before serving and pay special attention to the temperature of food and drink given to babies, children or the elderly. Temperature of the container is not a true indication of the temperature of the food or drink; always check the food temperature. Always stand back from the oven door when opening to avoid burns from escaping steam and heat. Slice stuffed baked foods after heating to release steam and avoid burns. Keep children away from the door and accessible parts that may become hot when the grill is in use. Children should be kept away to prevent them burning themselves. Do not touch the oven door, outer cabinet, rear cabinet, oven cavity, ventilation openings, accessories and dishes during GRILL mode, DUAL GRILL mode and AUTO COOK operation as they will become hot. Before cleaning make sure they are not hot. To avoid misuse by children Warning: Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when adequate instructions have been given so that the child is able to use the oven in a safe way and understands the hazards of improper use. Do not lean or swing on the oven door. Do not play with the oven or use it as a toy. Children should be taught all important safety instructions: use of pot holders, careful removal of food coverings; paying special attention to packaging (e.g. self-heating materials) designed to make food crisp, as they may be extra hot. Other warnings Never modify the oven in any way. This oven is for home food preparation only and may only be used for cooking food. It is not suitable for commercial or laboratory use. To promote trouble-free use of your oven and avoid damage. Never operate the oven when it is empty except where recommended in the operation manual, see page 17 note 2. Doing so may damage the oven. When using a browning dish or self-heating material, always place a heat-resistant insulator such as a porcelain plate under it to prevent damage to the turntable and turntable support due to heat stress. The preheating time specified in the dish's instructions must not be exceeded.

3


========5========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 4

Important safety instructions
Do not use metal utensils, which reflect microwaves and may cause electrical arcing. Do not put cans in the oven. Only use the turntable and the turntable support designed for this oven. Do not operate the oven without the turntable. To prevent the turntable from breaking: (a) Before cleaning the turntable with water, leave the turntable to cool. (b) Do not put hot foods or hot utensils on a cold turntable. (c) Do not put cold foods or cold utensils on a hot turntable. Do not place anything on the outer cabinet during operation. Do not use plastic containers for microwaving if the oven is still hot from using the GRILL mode, DUAL GRILL mode and AUTO COOK operation, because they may melt. Plastic containers must not be used during above modes unless the container manufacturer says they are suitable. NOTE: If you are unsure how to connect your oven, please consult an authorised, qualified electrician. Neither the manufacturer nor the dealer can accept any liability for damage to the oven or personal injury resulting from failure to observe the correct electrical connection procedure. Water vapour or drops may occasionally form on the oven walls or around the door seals and sealing surfaces. This is a normal occurrence and is not an indication of microwave leakage or a malfunction.

4


========6========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 5

UK

Oven & accessories
1 2

3 4

5

9 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Grill heating element Front trim Oven lamp Control panel Door opening button Waveguide cover Oven cavity Seal packing Door seals and sealing surfaces Fixing points (4 points) Ventilation openings Outer cover Rear cabinet Power supply cord support clips Power supply cord

8

7

6

10

15

11 14 12 13

ACCESSORIES: Check to make sure the following accessories are provided: (16) Turntable (17) Turntable support (18) High rack (19) Low rack (20) 4 fixing screws (not shown) · Place the turntable support in the seal packing on the floor of the cavity. · Then place the turntable on the turntable support. · To avoid turntable damage, ensure dishes or containers are lifted clear of the turntable rim when removing them from the oven. NOTE: When you order accessories, please mention two items: part name and model name to your dealer or authorised AEG-Electrolux service agent. 19

16 17

18

5


========7========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 6

Control panel
1 1 Digital Display 2 Indicators The appropriate indicator will flash or light up, just above each symbol according to the instruction. When an indicator is flashing, press the appropriate button (having the same symbol) or carry out the necessary operation. Stir Turn over Weight/power level Grill 3 4 5 6 7 8 Microwave Cooking in progress 3 TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob 4 AUTO COOK button Press to select one of the 2 automatic programmes. 5 AUTO COOK PLUS GRILL 1 button Press to select one of the 2 automatic programmes. 6 AUTO COOK PLUS GRILL 2 button Press to select one of the 4 automatic programmes. 7 AUTO DEFROST button Press to select one of the 4 automatic programmes. 8 COOKING MODE button Press to select either microwave, grill or dual grill, or use to set the clock. 1. press once to select microwave function. 2. press twice to select the grill. 3. press three times to select dual grill mode, microwave with grill. 9 START/QUICK button 10 STOP button 11 DOOR OPENING button

2

9 10

11

6


========8========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 7

UK

Before operation
Plug in the oven. 1. The oven display will flash:

Using the STOP button
Use the STOP button to: 1. Erase a mistake during programming. 2. Stop the oven temporarily during cooking. 3. Cancel a programme during cooking, touch twice.

2. Press the STOP button, the display will show:

x1 3. To set the clock, see below. 4. Heat the oven without food. (See page 17 note 2).

Setting the clock
There are two setting modes: 12 hour clock and 24 hour clock. 1. To set the 12 hour clock, hold the COOKING MODE button down for 3 seconds. will appear in the display. 2. To set the 24 hour clock, press the COOKING MODE button once more after Step 1, in the example below will appear in the display. To set the clock, follow the example below. Example: To set the 24 hour clock to 23:35. 1. Choose the clock function. (12 hour clock). Choose the 24 hour clock. 2. Set the hours. Rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/ POWER knob until the correct hour is displayed (23).

x1 and hold for 3 secs.

x1 and hold for 3 seconds

x1 5. Press the COOKING MODE button to start the clock.

3. Press the COOKING MODE button to change from hours to minutes.

4. Set the minutes. Rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob until the correct minute is displayed (35).

x1 NOTES: 1. You can rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob clockwise or counter-clockwise. 2. Press the STOP button if you make a mistake during programming. 3. If the electrical power supply to your microwave oven is interrupted, the display will intermittently show

x1

after the power is reinstated. If this occurs during cooking, the programme will be erased. The time of day will also be erased. 4. When you want to reset the time of day, follow the above example again. 7


========9========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 8

What are microwaves?
What are microwaves?
Like radio and television waves, microwaves are electromagnetic waves. Microwaves are produced by a magnetron inside the microwave oven, and these vibrate the molecules of water present in the food. The friction this causes produces heat, which ensures that the food is defrosted, heated or cooked through. The secret of the reduced cooking times is the fact that the microwaves penetrate the food from every direction. Energy is used to the full. In comparison, the energy from a conventional hob passes from the burner through the pan and so to the food. This method wastes a great deal of energy.

The characteristics of microwaves
Microwaves penetrate all non-metal objects made of glass, china, earthenware, plastic, wood or paper. This is why the microwaves never make these materials hot. Dishes become hot only because the food inside them is hot. The food absorbs the microwaves and is heated. Microwaves cannot pass through objects made of metal and so they are deflected. For this reason metal objects are not normally suitable for microwave cookery. There are exceptions where you can actually make use of the fact that the microwaves cannot pass through metal. If you cover food with aluminium foil at specific points while it is defrosting or cooking, you can prevent those parts from getting too warm, too hot, or overcooked. Please check out the advice given in the guide.

Suitable ovenware
Glass & ceramic glass
Heat-resistant glass utensils are very suitable. The cooking process can be observed from all sides. They must not, however, contain any metal (e.g. lead crystal), nor have a metallic overlay (e.g. gold edge, cobalt blue finish).

Plastic utensils
Heat resistant plastic utensils which are suitable for use in the microwave can be used to thaw, heat and cook food. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

Paper utensils
Heat resistant paper made for use in a microwave oven is also suitable. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

Ceramics
Generally very suitable. Ceramics must be glazed, since with unglazed ceramics moisture can get into the ceramic. Moisture causes the material to heat up and may make it shatter. If you are not certain whether your utensil is suitable for the microwave, carry out the utensil suitability test. (See page 9).

Kitchen paper
can be used to absorb any moisture which occurs in short heating methods, e.g. of bread or products in bread crumbs. Insert the paper between the food and the revolving plate. The surface of the food will stay crispy and dry. Covering greasy food with kitchen paper will catch splashes.

Porcelain
Very suitable. Ensure that the porcelain does not have a gold or silver overlay and that it does not contain any metal.

8


========10========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 9

UK

Suitable ovenware
Microwave cling film
This, or heat-resistant film, is very suitable for covering or wrapping. Please follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

Metal
Generally speaking, metal should not be used, since microwaves do not pass through metal and therefore cannot reach the food. There are, however, exceptions: small strips of aluminium foil may be used to cover certain parts of the food, so that these do not thaw too quickly or begin to cook (e.g. chicken wings). Small metal skewers and aluminium containers (e.g. of readycooked meals) can be used. They must, however, be small in relation to the food, e.g. aluminium containers must be at least 2/3 to 3/4 filled with food. It is recommended that you transfer the food into a dish suitable for use in the microwave. When using aluminium containers or other metal utensils there must be a gap of approx. 2 cms between them and the walls of the cooking area, otherwise the walls could be damaged by possible arcing. NO UTENSIL SHOULD HAVE A METAL overlay, or metal parts such as screws, bands or handles..

Roasting bags
Can be used in a microwave oven. Metal clips are not suitable for fastening them since the roasting bag foil might melt. Fasten the roasting bag with string and pierce it several times with a fork. Non heat-resistant food wraps are not recommended for use in a microwave oven.

The right utensils for combined operation
For combined operation (Microwave + grill) and grill operation, you can use any heat-resistant accessories, e. g. porcelain, pottery, glass. It is possible to use metal accessories only for a simple grill operation.

Browning dish
A special microwave dish made from ceramic glass with a metal alloy base, which allows food to be browned. When using the browning dish a suitable insulator, e.g. a porcelain plate, must be placed between the turntable and the browning dish. Be careful to adhere exactly to the pre-heating time given in the manufacturer's instructions. Excessive pre-heating can damage the turntable and the turntable stand or can trigger the safety-device which will switch off the oven.

Utensil suitability test
If you are not sure whether your utensil is suitable for use in your microwave oven, carry out the following test: Place the utensil into the oven. Place a glass container filled with 150 ml of water on or next to the utensil. Switch on the oven at 900 W power for 1 to 2 minutes. If the utensil stays cool or just warm to the touch, it is suitable. Do not use this test on a plastic utensil. It could melt.

9


========11========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 10

Tips & advice
Before you start...
To make it as easy as possible to use the microwave oven we have put together a few hints and tips for you. Only switch on the oven when the food is already inside.

Cooking times
All the times given in this book are guidelines, which can be varied according to the initial temperature, weight and condition of the food (water or fat content etc.).

Setting the cooking time
Defrosting, re-heating and cooking times are generally much shorter than in a conventional oven or hob. So you will need to consult this book for the recommended cooking times. It is better to set shorter rather than longer cooking times. Always test the food after the cooking time has elapsed. It is better then to continue cooking it for a little longer, than to have overcooked food.

Salt, spices & herbs
Food cooked in your microwave retains its individual flavour better than it does when conventional preparation methods are used. For this reason you should use salt sparingly and normally add it only after cooking. Salt absorbs liquid and dries out the outer layer of food. Herbs and spices can be used as normal.

Types of use
Microwave: you can defrost frozen foods in a short time. Combined operation: With the combination of microwave and grill you can cook and roast at the same time. Therefore, the advantages of these appliances will combine sensibly and mutually. The heat of the grill quickly seals the pores of the food and the microwave functions for a short time. The food keeps its moisture inside and is crispy on the outside. Grill: Your oven is provided with a quartz grill, which you can also use without microwave operation like any other conventional grill.

Starting temperature
Defrosting, re-heating and cooking times depend on the temperature of the food when you start. For example, deep frozen and refridgerated food will need longer than food that is at room temperature. Standard storage temperaturs of food are assumed for re-heating and cooking times (refridgerator temperature of 5° C, Room temperature of approximately 20° C). For defrosting food a starting temperature of -18° C is assumed. Cook popcorn only in special microwave safe containers. Refer exactly to the manufacturer's instructions. Do not use a normal paper or glass container. Do not cook eggs in the unbroken shells. Pressure builds up inside the shell and this may result in the egg exploding. Do not heat oil or fat for deepfrying inside the microwave oven. It is impossible to control the temperature of the oil and it may suddenly splash out of the pan. Do not heat sealed containers such as jars or tins. The pressure inside the container could cause the container to explode. (The exception is when you are making preserves).

Cooking test
The cooking status of meals can be tested as with conventional preparation: · Food thermometer: Each food has a certain interior temperature at the end of the heating process. With a food thermometer you can determine whether the food is hot or cooked enough. · Fork: You can check fish with a fork. If the fish meat is no longer clear and comes easily from the fishbones, it is. If it is over-cooked, it becomes tough and dry. · Wooden skewer: Cakes and bread can be tested by inserting a wooden skewer. If the skewer remains clean and dry after pulling it out they are done.

10


========12========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 11

UK

Tips & advice
Using a food thermometer to determine cooking time
The internal temperature of food and drink can be ascertained with a food thermometer. The most important temperatures are specified in the temperature table.
Drink / Food Internal temperature once cooked Internal temp. after 10 - 15 mins standing time

Blanching vegetables
Before freezing vegetables, they should be blanched. This preserves the quality and flavour at their best. Method: wash and chop the vegetables. Put 250g of vegetables in a dish with 275 ml water and cover. Heat for 3-5 minutes. After blanching, immerse immediately in cold water to prevent further cooking and then allow to drain. Pack vegetables in an airtight container and freeze.

Heating drinks (Coffee, Water, Tea, Milk etc.) Heating soup Heating stew Poultry Lamb Pink Well done Roast beef Rare Medium Well done Pork, Veal

65-75o C

Preserving fruit and vegetables
75-80o C 75-80o C 80-85o C 70o C 75-80o C 50-55o C 60-65o C 75-80o C 80-85o C

85-90o C 70-75o C 80-85o C 55-60o C 65-70o C 80-85o C 80-85o C

Using the microwave for preserving is quick and easy. There are preserving jars, rubber vacuum seals and suitable seals made of plastic available specially made for microwaves. The manufacturers will supply precise instructions for use.

Large & small quantities
Microwave times are directly dependent upon the amount of food which you would like to thaw, heat or cook. This means that small portions cook more quickly than larger ones. As a rule of thumb: TWICE THE AMOUNT = ALMOST TWICE THE TIME HALF THE AMOUNT = HALF THE TIME

Addition of water
Vegetables and other foods with a high water content can be cooked in their own juice or with the addition of a little water. This ensures that many vitamins and minerals are preserved.

Deep & shallow containers
Both containers have the same capacity, but the cooking time is longer for the deeper one. You should therefore choose as flat a container as possible with a large surface area. Only use deep containers for dishes where there is a danger of overcooking, e.g. for noodles, rice, milk etc..

Food in skin or shells
Foods such as sausages, chickens, chicken legs, baked potatoes, tomatoes, apples, egg yolks or such like should be pricked or pierced with a fork or small wooden skewer. This will enable the steam which forms to dissipate without splitting the skin or shell.

Round & oval containers
Food cooks more evenly in round or oval containers than in containers with corners, since the microwave energy concentrates in the corners and the food in these areas could become overcooked.

Fatty foods
Fatty meat and layers of fat cook better than lean portions of meat. Before cooking, cover the fatty portions with a piece of aluminium foil or place the food with the fat side down.

11


========13========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 12

Tips & advice
Covering
Covering the food retains the moisture within it and shortens the cooking time. Use a lid, microwave cling film or a cover. Foods which are to be crispy, e.g. roasts or chickens, should not be covered. As a general rule, whatever would be covered in a conventional oven should also be covered in a microwave oven. Whatever would be uncovered in a conventional oven can also be left uncovered in a microwave oven.

Arrangement of food
Place a number of individual portions, such as small pudding moulds, cups or potatoes in their jackets, in a circle on the turntable. Keep the portions at a distance from each other so that the microwave energy can reach the food from all sides.

Turning
Medium-sized items, such as hamburgers and steaks, should be turned over once during cooking, in order to shorten the cooking process. Large items, such as roasts and chickens, must be turned, since the upper side receives more microwave energy and could dry out if not turned.

Irregular shaped food
Place the thicker, more compacted end of the food pointing towards the outside. Place vegetables (such as broccoli) with the stalks pointing outward.

Standing time
Keeping to the standing time is one of the most important rules with microwaves. Almost all foods, which are thawed, heated or cooked in the microwave, require a certain amount of time to stand, during which temperature equalisation takes place and the moisture in the food is evenly distributed.

Stirring
Stirring the food is necessary, since the microwaves begin by heating the outer areas. The temperature is thereby equalised and the food heats up evenly.

12


========14========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 13

UK

Heating
· Ready-prepared meals in aluminium containers should be removed from the aluminium container and heated on a plate or in a dish. · Food should be covered with microwave cling film, a plate or cover (obtainable from stores), so that the surface does not dry out. Drinks need not be covered. · Remove the lids from firmly closed containers. · When boiling liquids such as water, coffee, tea or milk, place a glass stirrer in the container. · If possible, stir large quantities from time to time, to ensure that the temperature is evenly distributed. · The times are for food at a room temperature of 20° C. The heating time for food stored in a refrigerator should be increased slightly. · After heating allow the food to stand for 1-2 minutes, so that the temperature inside the food can be evenly distributed (standing time). · The times given are guidelines which can be varied according to the initial temperature, weight, water content, fat content or the result which you wish to achieve.

Defrosting
Your microwave is ideal for defrosting. Defrosting times are usually considerably shorter than in traditional methods. Here are a few tips. Take the frozen item out of its packaging and place on a plate for defrosting.

Turning/stirring
Almost all foods have to be turned or stirred from time to time. As early as possible, separate parts which are stuck together and rearrange them.

Boxes & containers
Boxes and containers suitable for microwaves are particularly good for defrosting and heating food, since they can withstand temperatures in a deep freeze (down to approx. -40° C) as well as being heat-resistant (up to approx. 220° C). You can therefore use the same container to freeze, defrost, heat and even cook the food, without having to transfer it.

Small amounts...
defrost more quickly and evenly than larger ones. We recommend that you freeze portions which are as small as possible. By so doing you will be able to prepare whole menus quickly and easily.

Covering
Cover thin parts with small strips of aluminium foil before defrosting. Defrosted or warm parts should likewise be covered with aluminium strips during defrosting. This stops the thin parts becoming too hot while thicker parts are still frozen.

Foods requiring careful handling,
such as gateaux, cream, cheese and bread should only be partially defrosted and then left to defrost completely at room temperature. By so doing you will avoid the outer areas becoming too hot while the inside is still frozen.

Standing time
This is particularly important after defrosting food, as the defrosting process continues during this period. In the defrosting table you will find the standing times for various foods. Thick, dense foods require a longer standing time than thinner foods or food of a porous nature. If the food has not defrosted sufficiently, you may continue defrosting it in the microwave oven or lengthen the standing time accordingly. At the end of the standing time you should process the food as soon as possible and not re-freeze it.

Correct setting
It is better to choose a setting which is too low rather than one which is too high. By so doing you will ensure that the food defrosts evenly. If the microwave setting is too high, the surface of the food will already have begun to cook while the inside is still frozen.

13


========15========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 14

Cooking fresh vegetables
· When buying vegetables try to ensure that, as far as possible, they are of similar size. This is particularly important when you want to cook the vegetables whole (e.g. boiled potatoes). · Wash the vegetables before preparing them, clean them and only then weigh the required quantity for the recipe and chop them up. · Season them as you would normally, but as a rule only add salt after cooking. · Add about 5 tbsps of water for 500 g of vegetables. Vegetables which are high in fibre require a little more water. You will find information about this in the table (see page 27). · Vegetables are usually cooked in a dish with a lid. Those with a high moisture content, e.g. onions or boiled potatoes, can be cooked in microwave cling film without adding water. · After half the cooking time has elapsed vegetables should be stirred or turned over. · After cooking allow the vegetables to stand for approx. 2 minutes, so that the temperature disperses evenly (standing time). · The cooking times given are guidelines and depend upon the weight, initial temperature and condition of the type of vegetable in question. The fresher the vegetables, the shorter the cooking times.

Cooking meat, fish & poultry
· When buying food items, try to ensure that, as far as possible, they are of similar size. This will ensure that they are cooked properly. · Before preparation wash meat, fish and poultry thoroughly under cold running water and pat them dry with kitchen paper. Then continue as normal. · Beef should be well hung and have little gristle. · Even though the pieces may be of a similar size, cooking results may vary. This is due, amongst other things, to the kind of food, variations in the fat and moisture content as well as the temperature before cooking. · Turn large pieces of meat, fish or poultry half way through the cooking time, so that they are cooked evenly from all sides. · After cooking cover roasts with aluminium foil and allow them to stand for approx. 10 minutes (standing time). During this period the roast carries on cooking and the liquid is evenly distributed, so that when it is carved a minimum amount of juice is lost.

Defrosting & cooking
Deep-frozen dishes can be defrosted and cooked at the same time in one process in your microwave. You will find some examples in the table. Do take note, however, of the general advice given on "heating" and "defrosting" food. Please refer to the manufacturer's instructions on the packaging when preparing deep- frozen dishes. These usually contain precise cooking times and offer advice on preparation.

14


========16========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 15

UK

Microwave power levels
Your oven has 5 power levels. To choose the power level for cooking, follow the advice given in the recipe section. Generally the following recommendations apply: 900 W used for fast cooking or reheating e.g. soup, casseroles, canned food, hot beverages, vegetables, fish, etc. 630 W used for longer cooking of dense foods such as roast joints, meat loaf and plated meals, also for sensitive dishes such as cheese sauce and sponge cakes. At this reduced setting, the sauce will not boil over and food will cook evenly without over cooking at the sides. 450 W for dense foods which require a long cooking time when cooked conventionally, eg. beef dishes, it is advisable to use this power setting to ensure the meat will be tender. 270 W (Defrost setting) to defrost, select this power setting, to ensure that the dish defrosts evenly. This setting is also ideal for simmering rice, pasta, dumplings and cooking egg custard. 90 W For gentle defrosting, eg. cream gateaux or pastry. W = WATT

To set the microwave power level : Rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob clockwise or counter-clockwise to select cooking time. Press the COOKING MODE button once (microwave only). To change the microwave power level rotate the knob until the desired power level is reached. Press the START/QUICK button. NOTE: If the power level is not selected, 900 W is automatically set.

15


========17========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 16

Microwave cooking
Your oven can be programmed for up to 90 minutes. (90.00) The input unit of cooking (defrosting) time varies from 10 seconds to five minutes. It depends on the total length of the cooking (defrosting) time as shown on the table. Cooking time 0-5 minutes 5-10 minutes 10-30 minutes 30-90 minutes Increasing unit 10 seconds 30 seconds 1 minute 5 minutes

Example: Suppose you want to heat soup for 2 minutes and 30 seconds on 630 W microwave power. 1. Enter desired cooking time by rotating TIMER/ WEIGHT/POWER knob clockwise. 2. Choose desired cooking mode by pressing COOKING MODE button once (microwave only). 3. Choose desired power by rotating the TIMER/ WEIGHT/POWER knob clockwise. 4. Press START/QUICK button once to begin cooking.

x1

x1 Check the display.

NOTE: 1. When the door is opened during the cooking process, the cooking time on the digital display stops automatically. The cooking time starts to count down again when the door is closed and the START/QUICK button is pressed. 2. If you wish to know the power level during cooking, press the COOKING MODE button. As long as your finger is touching the COOKING MODE button, the power level will be displayed. 3. You can rotate the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob clockwise or counter-clockwise. If you rotate the knob counter-clockwise, the cooking time will decrease from 90 minutes by degrees.

16


========18========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 17

UK

Grill & dual grill cooking
This microwave oven has two GRILL cooking modes: 1. Grill only. 2. Dual Grill (Grill with microwave).

1. GRILL ONLY COOKING
This mode can be used to Grill/Brown food. Example: To make toast for 4 minutes. 1. Enter desired cooking time by rotating the TIMER/ WEIGHT/POWER knob. 2. Choose the desired cooking mode by pressing the COOKING MODE button twice. (Grill only). 3. Press the START/QUICK button once to begin cooking.

x2

x1 Check the display.

NOTES: 1. The high or the low rack is recommended for grilling. 2. You may detect smoke or a burning smell when using the grill for the first time, this is normal and not a sign that the oven is out of order. To avoid this problem, when first using the oven, operate the grill without food for 20 minutes.

2. DUAL GRILL COOKING
This mode uses a combination of Grill power and Microwave power (90 W to 630 W). The microwave power level is preset to 270 W. Example: To cook grill skewers (see recipe on page 35) for 7 minutes on DUAL GRILL (450 W). 1. Enter the desired cooking time by rotating the TIMER/ WEIGHT/POWER knob. 2. Choose the desired cooking mode by pressing the COOKING MODE button three times (Dual Grill). 3. Rotate the TIMER/ WEIGHT/POWER knob to the desired microwave power level. 4. Press the START/QUICK button once to begin cooking.

x3

x1 Check the display.

17


========19========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 18

Other convenient functions
1. MULTIPLE SEQUENCE COOKING
A sequence of 3 stages (maximum) can be programmed using combinations of MICROWAVE, GRILL or DUAL GRILL. Example: To cook: 2 minutes and 30 seconds on 630 W power (Stage 1) 5 minutes Grill only (Stage 2) STAGE 1 2. Choose the desired 3. Enter the desired power 1. Enter the desired cooking mode by pressing level by rotating TIMER/ cooking time by COOKING MODE button WEIGHT/POWER knob. rotating TIMER/ once (microwave only). WEIGHT/POWER knob.

4. Press the COOKING MODE button before programming Stage 2.

x1

x1 Check the display.

STAGE 2 5. Enter desired time by rotating TIMER/WEIGHT/ POWER knob.

6. Choose the desired cooking mode by pressing the COOKING MODE button twice (Grill only).

7. Press START/QUICK button once to begin cooking.

x2

x1 Check the display.

(The oven will begin to cook for 2 minutes and 30 seconds at 630 W, and then for 5 minutes on Grill only.) NOTE: If you set any programme after setting GRILL mode, omit the steps 3 and 4. If you press the COOKING MODE button continually after setting GRILL mode, the GRILL mode will be changed to the DUAL GRILL mode automatically. Example: To cook Courgette & Noodle Gratin (see recipe on page 37). 1. 18 minute at 900 W. 2. 7 minutes Dual Grill at 630 W. 18


========20========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 19

UK

Other convenient functions
2. QUICK START FUNCTION
The START/QUICK button allows you to operate the two following functions: a. Direct start You can directly start cooking on 900 W microwave power level for 30 seconds by pressing the START/QUICK button.

NOTE: To avoid the misuse by children the START/QUICK button can be used only within 3 minutes after preceding operation, i.e., closing the door, pressing the STOP button or cooking completion.

b. Extend the cooking time You can extend the cooking time during manual cooking for multiples of 30 seconds if the START/QUICK button is pressed while the oven is in operation.

3. TO CHECK THE POWER LEVEL
To check the microwave power level during cooking press the COOKING MODE button.

x1 As long as your finger is touching the COOKING MODE button the power level will be displayed. The oven continues to count down although the display shows the power level.

4. SAFETY LOCK FUNCTION
TO SET THE SAFETY LOCK FUNCTION 1. Press and hold the STOP key for 3 seconds. TO CANCEL THE SAFETY LOCK FUNCTION 1. Press and hold the STOP key for 3 seconds.

x1 for 3 seconds The display will show:

x1 for 3 seconds The display will show the time of day, if set.

NOTE: When Safety Lock is set you cannot input any buttons except the STOP button. 19


========21========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 20

Auto cook & auto defrost operation
AUTOCOOK and AUTO DEFROST automatically work out the correct cooking mode and cooking time. You can choose from 2 AUTOCOOK, 6 AUTOCOOK plus GRILL and 4 AUTO DEFROST menus. What you need to know when using this automatic function: For example: 1a. AUTO COOK: The AUTO COOK button has two menus. Press the AUTO COOK button once, the display will appear as shown. 1a. x1 Menu number

Menu number 1b. AUTO COOK plus GRILL 1: The AUTO COOK PLUS GRILL 1 button has two menus. Press the AUTO COOK PLUS GRILL 1 button once, the display will appear as shown. 1b.

x1 Menu number

1c. AUTO COOK plus GRILL 2: The AUTO COOK PLUS GRILL 2 button has four menus. Press the AUTO COOK PLUS GRILL 2 button once, the display will appear as shown.

1c. x1

1d. AUTO DEFROST: The AUTO DEFROST button has four menus. Press the AUTO DEFROST button once, the display will appear as shown.

1d.

Menu number

x1

The menu can be chosen by pressing the AUTO DEFROST or desired AUTO COOK button until the desired menu number is displayed. See pages 22 - 24 "AUTO COOK & AUTO DEFROST charts". The menu will be changed automatically by holding down the AUTO COOK or AUTO DEFROST button. 2. The weight or quantity of the food can be input by rotating the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob until the desired weight/quantity is displayed. · Enter the weight of the food only. Do not include the weight of the container. · For food weighing more or less than weights/ quantities given in the AUTOCOOK & AUTO DEFROST charts, use manual operation. For best results, follow the cooking charts on pages 27 -29. 3. To start cooking press START/QUICK button. When action is required (e.g. to turn food over) the oven stops and the audible signals sound, remaining cooking time and any indicator will flash on the display. To continue cooking, press the START/QUICK button.

2. TIMER/WEIGHT/ POWER knob

3. START/QUICK button x1 The final temperature will vary according to the initial temperature. Check food is piping hot after cooking. If necessary, you can extend the cooking time and change the power level. NOTE: If you use the ADD 30 SECONDS function during the cooking/defrosting, the food may be overcooked.

20


========22========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:48

Page 21

UK

Auto cook & auto defrost operation
Example 1 for AUTO COOK plus GRILL 1: To cook Gratinated Fish Fillet 1,5 kg using Auto Cook plus Grill 1 (A1-1). 1. Select the menu required by pressing the AUTO COOK PLUS GRILL 1 button once. 2. Enter the weight by rotating the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob. 3. Press the START/QUICK button once.

x1

x1 Check the display.

Example 2 for AUTO DEFROST: To defrost Steak 0,2 kg using Auto Defrost (Ad-1). 1. Select the menu required by pressing the AUTO DEFROST button once. 2. Enter the weight by rotating the TIMER/WEIGHT/POWER knob. 3. Press the START/QUICK button once.

x1

x1 Check the display.

21


========23========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:49

Page 22

Auto cook & auto defrost charts
BUTTON AUTO COOK WEIGHT (Increasing Unit) / UTENSILS PROCEDURE · See recipe for Chicken Pan with Vegetables on page 25. * Total weight of all ingredients. · See recipe for Mince and Onion on page 25. * Total weight of all ingredients. 0,5 - 1,5 kg* (500 g) AC-1 Cook Chicken Pan with (initial temp Chicken 5° C) Gratin dish with Vegetables microwave cling film 0,5 - 1,5 kg* (500 g) AC-2 Cook Mince and Onion (initial temp Mince 5° C) Casserole dish with lid x2

x1

BUTTON

AUTO COOK plus GRILL 1 A1-1 Cook Gratinated Fish Fillet

WEIGHT (Increasing Unit) / UTENSILS 0,5 - 1,5 kg* (500 g) (initial temp Fish 5° C) Gratin dish Low rack 0,5 - 1,5 kg* (500 g) (initial temp 20° C) Gratin dish Low rack

PROCEDURE · See recipes for Gratinated Fish Fillet on pages 25 - 26. * Total weight of all ingredients. · See recipes for Gratin on page 26. * Total weight of all ingredients.

x1 A1-2 Cook Gratin x2

22


========24========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:49

Page 23

UK

Auto cook & auto defrost charts
BUTTON AUTO COOK plus GRILL 2 A2-1 Cook French Fried Potatoes Thick type (recommended for conventional ovens) WEIGHT (Increasing Unit) / UTENSILS 0,20 - 0,40 kg (50 g) (initial temp -18° C) Flan dish High rack PROCEDURE · Remove the frozen french fried potatoes from the package and place them on a flan dish. · Place the dish on the high rack in the oven. · When the audible signals sound, turn over. · After cooking, remove from the dish and put on a plate for serving. (No standing time is necessary). · Add salt to taste. NOTE: The dish gets very hot during cooking. To avoid burning yourself, please use oven gloves for removing the flan dish from the oven. · · · · Prepare the grill skewers. Place on the high rack and cook. When the audible signal sounds turn over. After cooking, remove and put on a plate for serving. (No standing time necessary).

x1

x2

A2-2 Cook Grill Skewers See recipe on page 35. A2-3 Cook Chicken Legs

0,2 - 0,8 kg (100 g) (initial temp 5° C) High rack

0,20 - 0,80 kg (50 g) (initial temp 5° C) High rack

x3 Ingredients for 0,6 kg chicken legs: 3 pieces, 1-2 tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp sweet paprika, 1 tsp rosemary A2-4 Cook Grilled Chicken x4 Ingredients for 1,2 kg grilled chicken: Salt & pepper, 1 tsp sweet paprika, 2 tbsp oil 0,9 - 1,8 kg (100 g) (initial temp 5° C) Low rack

· Mix the ingredients and spread on the chicken legs. · Pierce the skin of the chicken legs. · Put the chicken legs on the high rack, skin side down, with the thin ends towards the centre. · When audible signals sound, turn the food over. · After cooking, remove and stand for approximately 5 minutes. Mix the ingredients and spread on the chicken. Pierce the skin of the chicken. Put chicken breast side down on the low rack. When audible signals sound, turn the chicken over. · After cooking, leave for approx. 3 minutes in the oven, remove and put on a plate for serving. · · · ·

23


========25========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:49

Page 24

Auto cook & auto defrost charts
BUTTON AUTO DEFROST NO. Ad-1 Defrost Steak and Chops x1 WEIGHT (Increasing Unit) / UTENSILS 0,2 - 1,0 kg (100 g) (initial temp -18° C) (See note below) PROCEDURE · Place the food on a plate in the centre of the turntable. · When the oven stops and the audible signals sound, turn the food over, rearrange and separate. Shield thin parts and warm spots with aluminium foil. · After defrosting, wrap in aluminium foil for 10 - 15 minutes, until thoroughly defrosted. · Cover the turntable with cling film. · Place the block of minced meat onto the turntable. · When the oven stops and the audible signals sound, turn the food over. Remove the defrosted parts if possible. · After defrosting, stand for 5 - 10 minutes, until thoroughly defrosted. · Remove all packaging from the cake. · Place on a flat dish in the middle of the turntable. · After defrosting, cut the cake into similar sized pieces keeping space between each piece and let stand for 15 - 60 minutes until evenly defrosted. · Distribute on a flat dish in the centre of the turntable. · When the audible signal sounds rearrange, and remove defrosted slices. · After defrosting separate all slices and distribute on a large plate. Cover the bread with aluminium foil and let stand for 5 - 10 minutes until thoroughly defrosted.

Ad-2 Defrost Minced Meat x2

0,2 - 1,0 kg (100 g) (initial temp -18° C) Cling film (See note below)

Ad-3 Defrost Cake x3

0,1 - 1,4 kg (100 g) (initial temp -18° C) Flat dish

Ad-4 Defrost Bread x4

0,1 - 1,0 kg (100 g) (initial temp -18° C) Flat dish (Only sliced bread is recommended for this programme.)

NOTE: Auto Defrost 1. Steaks and Chops should be frozen in one layer. 2. Minced meat should be frozen in a thin shape. 3. After turning over, shield the defrosted portions with small, flat pieces of aluminium foil. 4. Gateaux topped and coated with cream are very sensitive to microwave energy. For the best result, if the cream begins to soften rapidly, it is best to remove it from the oven immediately and stand for 10 - 30 minutes at room temperature 5. For Steaks and Chops arrange the food in the oven as shown: Steaks and Chops
Food Plate Turntable

24


========26========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:49

Page 25

UK

Recipes for auto cook
CHICKEN PAN WITH VEGETABLES (AC-1) Spicy chicken fricassee Ingredients
0,5 kg 60 g 1 25 g 50 g 50 g 150 g 10 g 150 ml 1,0 kg 120 g 1 50 g 100 g 100 g 300 g 20 g 300 ml 1,5 kg 180 g 1 75 g 150 g 150 g 450 g 30 g 450 ml long grain rice (parboiled) sachet saffron onion (sliced) red pepper (in strips) leek (in strips) fillet of chicken breast (cubed) pepper, paprika powder butter or margarine meat stock

Preparation 1. Mix the rice and saffron and place in the greased dish. 2. Mix the onions, red pepper, leek and chicken. Season and place on the rice. 3. Put butter on the top. 4. Pour the stock over and cover with microwave cling film and cook on AUTO COOK (AC-1), "Chicken Pan with Vegetables". 5. After cooking, let stand for 5-10 minutes.

MINCE AND ONION (AC-2) Ingredients
0,5 kg 150 g 50 g
1/2

1,0 kg 300 g 100 g 1 30 g 230 ml 40 g 125 g 125 g 1 tbsp

1,5 kg minced meat (1/2 beef, 1/2 pork) onion (finely chopped) egg white breadcrumbs salt and pepper 345 ml meat stock 60 g tomato purée 190 g potatoes (finely chopped) 190 g carrots (finely chopped) 11/2 tbsp chopped parsley 450 g 150 g 11/2 45 g

15 g 115 ml 20 g 65 g 65 g 1/2 tbsp

Preparation 1. Mix together the minced meat, onion, egg and the breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper. Place the meat dough into a casserole. 2. Mix the meat stock with the tomato purée. 3. Add the liquid, potatoes, carrots and parsley to the meat, mix it up well. 4. Cover and cook on AUTO COOK (AC-2), "Mince and Onion". 5. When the oven stops and the audible signals sound, stir and re-cover. 6. After cooking, stir and stand for approx. 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

GRATINATED FISH FILLET (A1-1) Fish gratin Italian style Ingredients
0,5 kg 200 g tbsp 1/2 tbsp 30 g
1/2

1,0 kg 430 g 1 tbsp 1 tbsp 50 g 300 g 11/2 tbsp 180 g 3/4 tbsp

1,5 kg 630 g 11/2 tbsp 11/2 tbsp 80 g 450 g 2 tbsp 280 g 1 tbsp fish fillet lemon juice anchovy butter Gouda (grated) salt and pepper fresh tomatoes chopped mixed herbs Mozarella Basil (chopped)

150 g 1 tbsp 100 g 1/2 tbsp

Preparation 1. Wash and dry the fish and sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and anchovy butter. 2. Place in a gratin dish (size depends on weight). 3. Sprinkle the Gouda over the fish. 4. Wash the tomatoes and remove the stalk-spore. Cut into slices and place on top of the cheese. 5. Season with salt, pepper and the mixed herbs. 6. Drain the Mozarella, cut into slices and place on the tomatoes. Sprinkle the basil over the cheese. 7. Place the gratin dish on the low rack and cook on AUTO COOK plus GRILL 1 (A1-1), "Gratinated fish fillet". 8. After cooking, let stand for approximately 5 minutes.

25


========27========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:49

Page 26

Recipes for auto cook
GRATINATED FISH FILLET (A1-1) Fish esterhazy Ingredients
0,5 kg 230 g 100 g 20 g 40 g 10 g 1 tbsp 50 g 50 g 1,0 kg 450 g 200 g 40 g 100 g 10 g 11/2 tbsp 100 g 100 g 1,5 kg 680 g 300 g 60 g 140 g 20 g 2 tbsp 150 g 150 g fish fillet leeks (cut into rings) onion (finely sliced) carrot (grated) butter or margarine salt, pepper and nutmeg lemon juice crème fraîche Gouda (grated)

Preparation 1. Put vegetables, butter and the spices into a casserole dish and mix well. Cook for 2-6 minutes on 900 W depending on weight. 2. Wash the fish, dry and sprinkle with lemon juice and salt. 3. Mix the crème fraîche with the vegetables and season again. 4. Put half of the vegetables in a gratin dish. Place the fish on top and cover with the remaining vegetables. 5. Spread the Gouda over the top, place on the low rack and cook on AUTO COOK plus GRILL 1 (A1-1), "Gratinated fish fillet". 6. After cooking, let stand for approximately 5 minutes.

GRATIN (A1-2) Spinach gratin Ingredients
0,5 kg 150 g 15 g 150 g 35 g 50 g 1 40 g 1,0 kg 300 g 30 g 300 g 75 g 100 g 2 75 g 1,5 kg 450 g 45 g 450 g 110 g 150 g 3 115 g leaf spinach (defrosted, drained) onion (finely chopped) salt, pepper, nutmeg boiled potatoes (sliced) cooked ham (diced) crème fraîche eggs grated cheese

Preparation 1. Mix together the leaf spinach with the onion and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. 2. Grease the gratin dish. Place alternate layers of potato slices, diced ham and spinach in the dish. The top layer should be spinach. 3. Mix the eggs with crème fraîche, add salt and pepper and pour over the vegetables. 4. Cover the gratin with the grated cheese. 5. Place on the low rack and cook on AUTO COOK plus GRILL 1 (A1-2), "Gratin". 6. After cooking, let stand for 5-10 minutes.

GRATIN (A1-2) Potato-courgette-gratin Ingredients
0,5 kg 200 g 115 g 75 g 1
1/2

1,0 kg 400 g 230 g 150 g 2 1 80 g 20 g

1,5 kg 600 g 345 g 225 g 3 2 120 g 30 g boiled potatoes (sliced) courgette (finely sliced) crème fraîche eggs clove of garlic (crushed) salt, pepper grated Gouda cheese sunflower kernel

40 g 10 g

Preparation 1. Grease the gratin dish and place alternate layers of potato slices and courgette in the dish. 2. Mix the eggs with crème fraîche, season with salt, pepper and garlic and pour over the vegetables. 3. Cover the gratin dish with the grated Gouda cheese. 4. Finally sprinkle the gratin with sunflower kernel. 5. Place on the low rack and cook on AUTO COOK plus GRILL 1 (A1-2), "Gratin". 6. After cooking, let stand for 5-10 minutes.

26


========28========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:49

Page 27

UK

Cooking charts
TABLE: HEATING FOOD & DRINK
Food / Drink Coffee, Milk, Water, 1 cup 1 cup 1 cup 6 cups 1 dish One-plate meal (Veg, Meat + side dishes) Stew Soup, clear Cream soup Vegetables Side dishes Meat, 1 slice Fish fillet Sausages, 2 pieces Cake, 1 slice Baby food, 1 jar Melting Margarine or Butter Melting chocolate Dissolving 6 sheets of gelatine Cake glaze for 1/4 l liquid
1 1 1

Quantity Setting -g/ml150 150 150 900 1000 400 200 200 200 200 500 200 500 200 200 180 150 190 50 100 10 10

Power -Level900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 450 W 450 W 900 W 450 W 450 W 450 W

Time -Minapprox. 1 approx. 1 approx. 2 8-10 9-11 4-6 11/2-2 1-11/2 11/2-21/2 2-3 3-5 2-3 4-5 approx. 3 3-5 1-11/2 1/2-1 1/2-1 approx. 1 3-4 approx. 1/2 4-6

Hints Do not cover Do not cover Do not cover, bring to the boil Do not cover, bring to the boil Cover, bring to the boil Sprinkle sauce with water, cover, stir half way through cooking time Cover, stir after heating Cover, stir after heating Cover, stir after heating Add water if necessary, cover, stir half way through cooking time Sprinkle with a little water, cover, stir half way through cooking time Sprinkle with a little sauce, cover Cover Prick skin several times Place on a plate Remove lid, stir well after heating Check the temperature Stir during cooking Soak in water, squeeze out well and put in soup bowl, stir during cooking Stir with sugar and 250ml liquid, cover and, stir well during and after cooking

from chilled

TABLE: COOKING FRESH VEGETABLES
Vegetable Artichokes Leaf Spinach Cauliflower Broccoli Mushrooms Chinese leaves Peas Fennel Onions Carrots Green peppers Jacket potatoes Leeks Red cabbage Brussels sprouts Boiled potatoes (salted) Celery White cabbage Courgettes Quantity Setting -g300 300 800 500 500 500 300 500 500 250 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 Power -Level900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W 900 W Time -Min5-7 4-5 12-15 6-8 6-8 6-8 5-7 6-8 6-8 4-5 9-11 6-8 6-8 7-9 15-17 7-9 7-9 7-9 15-17 6-8 Hints Added water -Tbsps/mlremove the stalk, cover 3-4 tbsp wash, dry well, cover, stir once or twice during cooking 1 whole head, cover, divide into florets 5-6 tbsp stir during cooking 4-5 tbsp divide into florets, cover, stir occasionally during cooking 4-5 tbsp whole heads, cover, stir occasionally during cooking cut into strips, cover, stir occasionally during cooking 4-5 tbsp cover, stir occasionally during cooking 4-5 tbsp cut into quarters, cover, stir occasionally during cooking 4-5 tbsp whole, cook in microwave cling film cut into rings, cover, stir occasionally during cooking 4-5 tbsp cut into strips, stir once or twice during cooking 4-5 tbsp cover, stir occasionally during cooking 4-5 tbsp cut into rings, cover, stir occasionally during cooking 4-5 tbsp cut into strips, stir once or twice during cooking 50 ml whole sprouts, cover, stir occasionally during cooking 50 ml cut into large pieces of a similar size, add a little salt, 150 ml cover, stir occasionally during cooking dice finely, cover, stir occasionally during cooking 50 ml cut into strips, cover, stir occasionally during cooking 50 ml slice, cover, stir occasionally during cooking 4-5 tbsp

27


========29========

1. AG-71+72D-EU English

29/03/2005

10:49

Page 28

Cooking charts
TABLE: COOKING, GRILLING & BROWNING
Food Roasts (Pork,Veal, Lamb) Quantity Setting Power -g-Level500 450 W 450 W 450 W 450 W 1000 450 W 450 W 450 W 450 W 450 W 450 W 450 W 450 W 630 W 630 W 630 W 630 W 630 W 630 W 630 W 630 W 900 W 630 W 900 W 630 W 450 W 90 W 90 W Time -Min5-8 6-8* 5-8 4-5 16-18 5-7* 14-16 4-6 26-28 5-8* 26-28 4-5 5-8 8-10* 3-5 12-15 12-15* 4-6 20-23 6-9 9-11 5-7* 9-11 3-5 6-7* 4-6 7-9* 4-5 Season to taste, place fatty side down on the low rack tun over after * Hints Season to taste, place on the low rack, turn over after * Standing time -Min10

10

1500

10

Roast beef (medium)

1000

10

1500

10

Cooked mince Chicken

1000 1200

Prepare mince (half pork/half beef), place in an oven proof 10 dish and cook on the low rack Season to taste, place breast side down on the low rack, turn over after * 3

Chicken legs Trout

200 250

Season to taste, place skin side down on the high rack, turn over after *

3

Wash, sprinkle with lemon juice, salt the fish inside and out, 2 place on the high rack, turn over after *

TABLE: GRILLING & BROWNING OF MEAT, GRATIN & WELSH RAREBIT
Food Rump steaks 2 pieces, medium Fillet steaks, 2 pieces, medium Lamb cutletts 2 pieces, pink Grilled sausages 5 pieces Browning of gratin dishes Welsh rarebit 1 piece 4 pieces 4 450 W 450 W Quantity Setting Power -g-Level400 200 300 400 Time -Min11-12* 6-8 11-12* 6-8 13-14* 9-10 9-11* 6-7 8-13
1/2 5-6 1/2-1 5-6

Hints Place on the high rack, turn over after *, season after grilling Place on the high rack, turn over after *, season after grilling Place on the high rack, turn over after *, season after grilling Place on the high rack, turn over after * Place gratin dish on the low rack. The grilling time depends on the type of cheese used Toast the bread and spread it with butter; top with a slice of cooked ham, a slice of pineapple and a slice of cheese. Prick

For more information, please download the instructions above.

Category Microwave oven
Full name AEG-ELECTROLUX MCD 2660 EM
Model MCD 2660 EM
Size of file 5495 KB
Number of pages 268 pages
format file is in pdf
Language(s) Microwave oven AEG ELECTROLUX MCD 2660 EM Deutsch - German Deutsch - German
Microwave oven AEG ELECTROLUX MCD 2660 EM English English
Microwave oven AEG ELECTROLUX MCD 2660 EM Français - French Français - French
Microwave oven AEG ELECTROLUX MCD 2660 EM Nederlands - Dutch Nederlands - Dutch
Microwave oven AEG ELECTROLUX MCD 2660 EM Español - Spanish Español - Spanish