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Safety & Warnings

 

 

WARNING! 


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Electric Shock Hazard

Read and follow the safety and warnings outlined in this user guide before operating this appliance.

  • Failure to do so can result in death, electric shock, fire or injury to persons.

WARNING! 


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Hot Surface Hazard

  • The accessible surface may be hot during operation..

 

 Use this appliance only for the intended purpose as described in the user guide.

 

Important Safety Instructions

Read this user guide carefully and keep for future reference. Ensure that you follow the installation steps when installing the appliance.

AVOID EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY!
  • Do not attempt to operate this microwave oven with the door open since open-door operation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
  • Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door, or allow food or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
  • Do not operate the oven if it is damaged. Ensure the oven door is closed properly and there is no damage to the:
    • Door (bent)
    • Hinges and latches (broken or loosened)
    • Door seals and sealing surfaces.
  • Ensure the oven is adjusted or repaired only by a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.
  • If the door or door seals are damaged, do not operate the oven until it has been repaired by a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.
  • Follow the basic precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, injury to persons or exposure to excessive microwave oven energy when using your appliance.

 

Electric Shock Hazard

  • This appliance must be grounded. Do not plug into an outlet until appliance is properly installed and grounded. Grounding reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current In the event of an electrical short circuit. Improper grounding can result in electric shock.
  • This appliance is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded.
  • A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risks of tripping or the cord becoming entangled.
  • Consult an electrician or a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if you are not sure whether the appliance is properly grounded. If it is necessary to use an extension cord, use only a 3-wire extension cord.
  • If using a long cord set or extension cord, ensure that the marked electrical rating of the cord is greater than the electrical rating of the appliance.
  • The long cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter top or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally.
  • Ensure the power supply cord is undamaged and does not run under the oven or over any hot or sharp surface.
  • The socket must be readily accessible after installation so that it can be easily unplugged in an emergency.

 

Installation

  • This appliance is intended to be used for normal personal, family or household purposes.
  • This is a built-in microwave oven intended to be installed in a cavity only.
  • Make sure that all the packing materials are removed from the inside of the door.
  • DO NOT use the oven outdoors.
  • Check the oven for any damage, such as misaligned or bent door, damaged door seals and sealing surface, broken or loose door hinges and latches and dents inside the cavity or on the door. If there is any damage, do not operate the oven and contact a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.
  • This microwave oven must be placed on a flat, stable surface to hold its weight and the heaviest food likely to be cooked in the oven.
  • Do not place the oven where heat, moisture or high humidity are generated or near combustible materials.

 

Electrical

  • Never unplug your appliance by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the outlet.
  • Do not plug in any other appliance at the same power point as your appliance or use extension cords or double adapters or ungrounded (two prong) adapters.
  • If the power supply cord is damaged, it must only be replaced by a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.
  • All electrical repairs must be carried out by a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician or qualified electrician in order to avoid a hazard.
  • Ensure that the appliance is switched off before replacing the lamp to avoid the possibility of electric shock.
  • It is hazardous for anyone other than a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician or qualified electrician to carry out any service or repair operation that involves the removal of a cover which gives protection against exposure to microwave energy.

 

Disposal/Recycling

  • The packaging materials for this appliance are recyclable.

 

Operation

  • DO NOT operate the oven without glass tray, roller support and shaft in their proper positions.
  • Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in the cavity when not in use.
  • Arrange food items carefully. Place thickest areas towards outside of dish.
  • Watch cooking time. Cook for the shortest amount of time indicated and add more as needed.
  • Food severely overcooked can smoke or ignite.
  • Turn food items over once during microwaving to speed cooking of such food items as chicken and hamburgers. Large items like roasts must be turned over at least once.
  • Rearrange food items such as meatballs halfway through cooking both from top to bottom and from the centre of the dish to the outside.

 

Food Safely

Use only utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens.

  • Be fire wise. Switch off or unplug the appliance and keep the door closed if smoke is observed in order to stop any flames.
  • Take care when handling containers. Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed eruptive boiling.
  • Ensure the contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars are stirred or shaken and the temperature checked before consumption, in order to avoid burns.
  • Use only the temperature probe recommended for this oven (for ovens provided with a facility to use a temperature-sensing probe.)
  • Do not use the microwave oven for purposes other than the heating food and beverages as this may lead to risk of injury, ignition or fire. It is recommended
  • to avoid:
    • Drying of food or clothing.
    • Heating of warming pads, slippers, sponges, damp cloths or similar
    • Metallic containers for food and beverages should not be used during microwave cooking.
  • Do not heat liquids and other foods in sealed containers due to risk of explosion.
  • Do not heat food in plastic or paper containers to avoid possibility of ignition.
  • Do not heat eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs in the microwave oven due to the risk of explosion even after microwave heating has ended.
  • Do not fry food in the oven. Hot oil can damage oven parts and utensils and even result in skin burns. Oil can self ignite and therefore create a fire hazard.

 

Child Safety

  • Keep the appliance and its cord out of reach of children aged less than 8 years.
  • Ensure that children (aged 8 years and above) and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge can only use the appliance if they are supervised or have been given instruction on how to use the appliance safely and understand the hazards involved.
  • Never allow children to play with the appliance.
  • Cover food items while cooking. Covers prevent spattering and help food items to cook evenly.

Ensure that your microwave oven is regularly cleaned to avoid damage to its surface that can result in hazards or potential injury. 

 

Cleaning

  • Clean the oven regularly and remove any food deposits. Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to deterioration of the surface that could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
  • Do not clean the appliance with a steam cleaner.
  • Be sure to unplug the appliance from the power supply before cleaning.
  • Clean the cavity of the oven after using with a slightly damp cloth.
  • Clean the accessories with soapy water.
  • The door frame, seal and neighbouring parts must be regularly cleaned with a damp cloth.
  • Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to clean the oven door glass, this may scratch the surface which may result in shattering of the glass.
  • For easy cleaning of the cavity walls when food it baked on, place half a lemon in a bowl with 300ml (1/2 pint) water and heat on 100% microwave power for 10 minutes.  Wipe the oven clean with a soft, dry cloth after use.
Personal Injury Hazard
  • It is hazardous for anyone other than a qualified person to carry out any service or repair operation that involves the removal of a cover which gives protection against exposure to microwave energy.
  • See the instructions on ‘Microwave-safe materials’. There may be certain non-metallic utensils that are not safe to use for microwaving. If in doubt, you can test the utensil in question following the procedure below.

 

Utensil Test

  1. Fill a microwave-safe container with 1 cup (250ml) of cold water along with the utensil.
  2. Cook on maximum power for 1 minute.
  3. Carefully feel the utensil. If the empty utensil is warm, do not use it for microwave cooking.
  4. Do not exceed 1 minute cooking time.

 

Microwave-Safe Materials

Utensils Remarks
Browning dish Follow manufacturer’s instructions. The bottom of the browning dish must be at least 5mm above the turntable. Incorrect usage may cause the turntable to break
Dinnerware microwave-safe only Follow manufacturer’s instructions. Do not use cracked or chipped dishes.  Glass jars always remove lid. Use only to heat food until just warm.  Most glass jars are not heat resistant and may break.
Glassware heat-resistant oven glassware only Make sure there is no metallic trim. Do not use cracked or chipped dishes.
Oven cooking bags Follow manufacturer’s guidelines. Do not close with metal tie.  Make slits to allow steam to escape.
Paper plate and cups Use for short–term cooking/warming only. Do not leave oven unattended while cooking.
Paper towels Use to cover food for reheating and absorbing fat. Use with supervision for a short-term cooking only.
Parchment paper Use as a cover to prevent splattering, or as a wrap for steaming.
Plastic microwave-safe only Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Should be labeled ‘Microwave Safe’.  Some plastic containers soften, as the food inside gets hot.
‘Boiling bags’ and tightly closed plastic bags should be slit, pierced or vented as directed by package.
Plastic wrap Microwave-safe only. Use to cover food during cooking to retain moisture.
Do not allow plastic wrap to touch food.
Thermometers Microwave-safe only (meat and candy thermometers).
Wax paper Use as a cover to prevent splattering and retain moisture.

 

Non-Microwaveable Materials

Utensils Remarks
Aluminium tray May cause arcing. Transfer food into microwave-safe dish.
Food carton with metal handle May cause arcing. Transfer food into microwave-safe dish.
Metal or metal trimmed utensils Metal shields the food from microwave energy.
Metal trim may cause arcing.
Metal twist ties May cause arcing. Transfer food into microwave-safe dish.
Paper bags Risk of causing a fire in the oven.
Plastic foam Plastic foam may melt or contaminate the liquid inside when exposed to high temperature. Risk of poisoning.
Wood Wood will dry out when used in the microwave oven and may split or crack.

 

 

 

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