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Safety & Warnings

 

Installation

 

WARNING! 

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Electrical Shock Hazard

  • Before carrying out any work on the electrical section of the appliance, it must be disconnected from the mains electricity supply.
  • Connection to a good ground wiring system is absolutely essential and mandatory.
  • Alterations to the domestic wiring system must only be made by a qualified electrician
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in electrical shock or death.
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Fire Hazard

  • Do not use adapters, reducers, or branching devices to connect this appliance to the mains power supply.
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in overheating, burning, or fire.
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Cut Hazard

  • Take care – some edges are sharp.
  • Failure to use caution could result in injury or cuts.

 

Important Safety Instructions!

  • Save these instructions for the local inspectors use.
  • To avoid hazard, follow these instructions carefully before installing or using this appliance.
  • Please make this information available to the person installing the appliance – doing so could reduce your installation costs.
  • This oven is to be installed and connected to the electricity supply only by an authorised person.
  • If the installation requires alterations to the domestic electrical system, call a qualified electrician. The electrician should also check that the socket cable section is suitable for the electricity drawn by the oven.
  • The oven must be earthed.
  • Installation must comply with your local building and electricity regulations.
  • This appliance must be installed and connected to the mains power supply only by a suitably qualified person according to these installation instructions and in compliance with any applicable local building and electricity regulations. Failure to install the appliance correctly could invalidate any warranty or liability claims.
  • If the power supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
  • A circuit breaker is recommended.
  • Do not use adaptors, reducers or branching devices to connect the oven to the mains electricity supply, as they can cause overheating and burning.
  • Make sure the cavity is completely sealed with no gaps. This is to ensure the oven cooling system functions correctly.

 

Operation

Your oven has been carefully designed to operate safely during normal cooking procedures. Please keep the following safety instructions in mind when you are using it: 

 

WARNING! 

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Electrical Shock Hazard

  • Turn the oven off at the wall before replacing the oven lamp.
  • Failure to follow this advice may result in electrical shock or death.

 

Important Safety Instructions!

  • To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury to persons or damage when using the oven, follow the important safety instructions listed below:
  • Read all the instructions before using the oven. Use the oven only for its intended purpose as described in these instructions.
  • Proper installation: be sure your appliance is properly installed and earthed by a qualified technician.
  • Isolating switch: make sure this oven is connected to a circuit which incorporates an isolating switch providing full disconnection from the power supply.
  • Household appliances are not intended to be played with by children.
  • Do not leave children alone. Children should not be left alone or unattended in the area where the appliance is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the appliance.
  • Children of less than 8 years old must be kept away from the appliance unless continuously supervised. This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above, and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge, if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance in a safe way and they understand the hazards involved. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be done by children without supervision.
  • Do not place heavy objects on the oven door.
  • Wear proper apparel. Do not wear loose fitting or hanging garments when using the appliance. They could ignite or melt if they touch an element or hot surface and you could be burned.
  • In addition, avoid using acid or alkaline substances (such as lemon, vinegar, salt, tomatoes, etc.). Avoid using products containing chlorine, acids or abrasives, especially for cleaning painted parts.
  • This appliance is intended to be used in household and similiar applications such as: - staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environments;
    • farm houses;
    • by clients in hotels, motels and other residential environments;
    • bed and breakfast type environments.
  • The microwave oven is intended for heating food and beverages. Drying of food or clothing and heating of warming pads, slippers, sponges, damp cloth and similar may lead to risk of injury, ignition or fire.
  • User servicing: do not repair or replace any part of the appliance unless specifically recommended in the manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
  • Do not use water on grease fires. Smother the fire or flame or use a dry chemical or foam type extinguisher.
  • Use only dry oven mitts or potholders. Moist or damp potholders on hot surfaces could result in burns from steam. Do not let potholders touch hot areas or heating elements. Do not use a towel or a bulky cloth for a potholder. It could catch fire.
  • Do not heat unopened food containers. They can build up pressure that may cause the container to burst and result in injury.
  • Safe food handling: leave food in the oven for as short a time as possible before and after cooking. This is to avoid contamination by organisms which may cause food poisoning. Take particular care during warm weather.
  • Always keep oven vents unobstructed.
  • Do not operate your appliance by means of an external timer or separate remote control system.
Hot air can blow from the vent at the base of the oven as part of the oven’ cooling system.
  • Placement of oven shelves: always position shelves in the desired location while the oven is cool (before preheating). If a shelf must be removed while the oven is hot, do not let the oven mitts or potholder contact hot heating elements in the oven or the base of the oven.
  • The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars shall be stirred or shaken and the temperature checked before consumption, in order to avoid burns.
  • Do not clean the oven seal or use any oven-cleaning products on it. It is essential for a good seal, which ensures that the oven operates efficiently. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or move it.
  • Do not use oven cleaners, harsh/abrasive cleaning agents, waxes, or polishes. No commercial oven cleaner, oven liner, or protective coating of any kind should be used in or around any part of the oven. Do not use harsh/abrasive cleaners, scourers or sharp metal scrapers to clean the oven door glass since they scratch the surface, which may result in the glass shattering.
  • Clean only the parts listed in this manual.
  • Eggs in their shells and whole hard-boiled eggs should not be heated in microwave ovens since they may explode, even after microwave heating has ended.
  • Do not store things children might want above the oven. Children could be burned or injured while climbing on the oven to retrieve items.
  • Do not install or operate the appliance if it is damaged or not working properly. If you receive a damaged product, contact your dealer or installer immediately.
  • Do not use the oven if the door or the seals of the door are damaged. The oven may not be used until it is repaired by a qualified service technician.
  • Use only bakeware approved for oven use. Follow the bakeware manufacturer’s instructions.
  • The oven must be cleaned regularly and all food residues must be removed.
  • Failure to keep the oven clean could cause deterioration of the surfaces that could reduce the life of the appliance and cause dangerous conditions.
  • Do not use rough abrasives or sharp metal scrapers to clean the glass door of the oven because they could scratch the surface and cause the glass to shatter.
  • Do not use steam cleaners to clean the appliance.
  • Never use enamelled baking dishes in the microwave because it could cause a technical breakdown.
  • The cooking chamber must only be cooled with the door closed. Check that nothing is stuck on the door of the appliance. Even if the door is only ajar, nearby cabinets can be damaged over time.
  • Do not rest or lean on the open door of the appliance and do not put dishware or accessories on it.

 

Unsuitable Dishware

The flat grill must be removed when using the microwave and combined modes.

Use it only with traditional oven functions.

  • Testing dishware: never turn on the microwave oven before you have put in the food. The only exception allowed is testing dishware.
  • Pots and pans: use plates and crockery that are microwave safe.
  • Packaging: never heat food covered in tin foil.

 

Beverages

  • To avoid delayed boiling when heating liquids, always put a spoon in the container.
Beverages containing spoons should be placed in the centre of the glass turntable. Metal components must stay at least 2 cm from the walls of the oven and the inside of the door. Sparks could damage the inside of the glass door.

The oven’s identification plate is accessible when the appliance is installed. This identification plate, which is visible when you open the door, shows all the information you will need when requesting replacement parts for the appliance.

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Important Safety Instructions!

  • To reduce the risk of fire in the microwave oven cavity:
  • Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance when paper, plastic or other combustible materials are placed inside the microwave oven to facilitate cooking.
  • Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bag in microwave oven.
  • If materials inside the microwave oven should ignite, keep microwave oven door closed, turn microwave oven off and disconnect the power cord or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
  • Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in the cavity when not in use.
  • Liquids, such as water, coffee or tea are able to be overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing to be boiling. Visible bubbling or boiling when the container is removed from the microwave oven is not always present. THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN A SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.

To reduce the risk of injury to persons:

  • Do not overheat the liquid.
  • Stir the liquid both before and halfway through heating it.
  • Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow necks. Use a wide-mouthed container.
  • After heating, allow the container to stand in the microwave oven for at least 20 seconds y before removing the container.
  • Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other utensil into the container.
  • If the microwave oven is installed as a built-in, observe the following instructions:
  • Do not mount over a sink.
  • Do not store anything directly on top of the appliance surface when the appliance is in operation.
  • If the microwave oven light fails, consult a Fisher and Paykel authorised servicer.

 

Information You Need To Know

About Microwave Cooking

  • Arrange food 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.
  • Cover foods while cooking. Check recipe or cookbook for suggestions: paper towels, wax paper, microwave plastic wrap or a lid. Covers prevent spattering and help foods to cook evenly.
  • Shield with small flat pieces of aluminum foil any thin areas of meat or poultry to prevent overcooking before dense, thick areas are cooked thoroughly.
  • Stir foods from outside to center of dish once or twice during cooking, if possible.
  • Turn foods over once during microwaving to speed cooking of foods such as chicken and hamburgers. Large items like roasts must be turned over at least once.
  • Rearrange foods such as meatballs halfway through cooking both from top to bottom and from the center of the dish to the outside.
  • Add standing time. Remove food from microwave oven and stir, if possible. Cover for standing time which allows the food to finish cooking without overcooking.
  • Check for doneness. Look for signs indicating that cooking temperatures have been reached.

Doneness signs include:

  • Food steams throughout, not just at edge.
  • Center bottom of dish is very hot to the touch.
  • Poultry thigh joints move easily.
  • Meat and poultry show no pinkness.
  • Fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.

 

Utensils & Coverings

Microwave Only Convection Broil, Slow Cook High Mix/Roast Low Mix/Bake
Aluminum foil YES. Small flat pieces of aluminum foil placed smoothly on food can be used to shield areas from cooking or defrosting too quickly. Keep foil at least 25mm from walls of oven. NO NO
Aluminum containers YES. Can be used if ¾ filled with food. Keep 25mm away from walls and do not cover with foil. YES. Broil-No cover YES. Can be used if ¾ filled with food. Keep 25mm away from walls and do not cover with foil.
Browning dish YES. Do not exceed recommended preheating time. Follow manufacturer’s directions. NO NO
Glass ceramic (Pyroceram®) YES. Excellent. YES. Excellent. YES. Excellent.
Glass, heat-resistant YES. Excellent. YES. Excellent. YES. Excellent.
Glass, nonheatresistant NO NO NO
Lids, glass YES YES. Broil-No cover YES
Lids, metal NO YES. Broil-No cover NO
Metal cookware NO YES YES. Do not use metal covering.
Metal, misc: dishes with metallic trim, screws, bands, handles. Metal twist ties NO NO NO
Oven cooking bags YES. Good for large meats or foods that need tenderising. DO NOT use metal twist ties. YES. Broil-No cover YES. DO NOT use metal twist ties.
Paper plates YES. For reheating. NO NO
Paper towels YES. To cover for reheating and cooking. Do not use recycled paper towels which may contain metal filings NO NO
Paper, ovenable YES YES. For temperatures up to 205°C. Do not use for broiling. YES. For temperatures up to 205°C.
Microwave safe plastic containers YES. Use for reheating and defrosting. Some microwave-safe plastics are not suitable for cooking foods with high fat and sugar content. Follow manufacturer’s directions NO NO
Plastic, thermoset® YES YES. Are heat resistant up to 218°C. Do not use for broiling. YES
Plastic wrap YES. Use brands specially marked for microwave use. DO NOT allow plastic wrap to touch food. Vent so steam can escape. NO NO
Pottery, porcelain stoneware YES. Check manufacturer’s recommendation for being microwave safe. YES YES. Must be microwave safe AND ovenable.
Styrofoam YES. For reheating. NO NO
Wax paper YES. Good covering for cooking and reheating. NO NO
Wicker, wood, straw YES. May be used for short periods of time. Do not use with high fat or high sugar content foods. Could char. NO NO

 

 

 

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