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Cooking functions

 Oven Lamp

Only the oven light comes on. It remains on in all the cooking functions.

 Bake

The upper and lower heating elements come on. BAKE is the traditional method of cooking. It is best to cook on only one shelf at a time in this function. Ideal for large cakes and dishes that bake for several hours.

 Rotisserie

A delicious way to cook meat and poultry. The slowly rotating meat is basted continuously in its own juices, making it tender on the inside and well browned and full of flavour on the outside. See ‘Using the rotisserie’.

 Grill

Grill is the most suitable function for ‘finishing off’ many meals, for example browning the top of potato gratin and frittata. Use Grill to toast bread or to grill your favourite chicken, fish and steak. Use with the oven door closed and the temperature set to a maximum of 225°C. For best results, use the topmost shelf position when you want quick browning (eg toast).

  Defrost 

this is not a cooking function
Only the oven fan comes on. The fan circulates air around the oven, speeding up the defrosting process by approximately 30%. Note: this function is not for cooking food.

 Fan Forced 

The circular heating element and the fan come on. The oven set on FAN FORCED can cook several different foods together. Use FAN FORCED for multi-shelf cooking.

 Fan Grill

Both the grill and the fan come on. Use with the oven door closed and the temperature set to a maximum of 225°C. Ideal for roasting tender cuts of meat and poultry. Use lower shelf positions for larger items (eg a whole chicken).

 Warm

this is not a cooking function
Always reheat food until piping hot and then select the warm function to keep food hot.

 Fan Brake

The upper and lower heating elements and the fan come on. Ideal for dishes like lasagne that need to brown on top and also single trays of small cakes or biscuits that bake in less than an hour.

Safe food handling: leave food in the oven for as short a time as possible before and after cooking or defrosting. This is to avoid contamination by organisms which may cause food poisoning. Take particular care during warmer weather. 

Using the fat filter

  • Use the fat filter when roasting meat and poultry on Fan Bake, Fan Grill or Fan Forced. It helps to keep your oven clean and reduces splatter and smoking.
  • Remove the fat filter before baking.
  • Clean the fat filter after every use. See ‘Care and cleaning’.

Fig. 25 Fat filter

Changing the oven from Celsius to Fahrenheit

You can set your oven to display the temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius

  1. Select a cooking function.
  2. While the display is flashing, press  to reduce the oven to the minimum temperature (50°C / 120°F)
  3. When the display stops flashing , press and hold the  button until  or  flashes in the display
  4. Press the  button to change between Celsius (  ) and Fahrenheit (  ).
  • After a few moments the oven will turn off and the display will show the time of day.
  • Turn the function dial back to o (Off ).

Cooking Guide

The settings in the following chart are guidelines only. Follow the instructions in your recipe or on packaging and be prepared to adjust the oven settings and baking times to achieve the best possible results for you.

  • Shelf positions are counted from the oven floor up (1 is the lowest, 5 is the highest).
  • Arrange oven shelves before you turn the oven on, then preheat the oven to the desired temperature.
  • Single shelf positions below use the flat oven shelf; where a multi-shelf arrangement is recommended, the lower position uses the step-down shelf.
  • Due to the width of the oven, a single shelf can usually accommodate double the standard recipe.
  • Always preheat the oven before baking.
  • For models with a fat filter:
    Always use the fat filter when roasting meat or poultry.
    Always remove the fat filter before baking.
  • Do not place anything, including water or ice, on the oven floor
  • Keep the door completely shut when grilling foods.
  • Do not open the door during the first 3/4 of baking time.

Savoury

Food Shelves  Recommended Function Shelf positions Temp (°C) Time (mins)
Roast Chicken Rotisserie Rotisserie 1 180-210 15-20 min/450g
Lasagne Single Fan Bake 3 175-180 45-50
Quiche Single Pastry Bake 1 180-200 30-40
Pizza Single Pastry Bake 3 225-250 10-15
Casserole Single Fan Forced 3 170-190 55-70
Roast Lamb (bone in) Single Fan Grill (medium) 3 160-170 18-28 min/450 g
Baked Potatoes Single Bake 4 175-190 40-50
Beef Steak Single Grill 4 Hi 6-8 min / side
Beef Burgers Single Grill 4 Hi 12-15 min / side

 

Baking

Food Shelves Recommended Function Shelf positions Temp (°C) Time (mins)

Small cakes

single shelf Bake 2 180-190 20-30
multi shelf Fan Forced 1 and 3 160-170 30-40

Scones

single shelf Bake 2 210-230 15-20
multi shelf Fan Forced  1 and 3 210-230 15-20

 

Sponge

two small pans (20 cm), on single shelf Bake 2 170-180 30-45
one large pan (26 cm) Bake 2 175 30-40
Light fruit cake two pans (21 cm) on single shelf Bake 2 155-165 90
Rich fruit cake Single Bake 2 130-150 3-6 hrs
Apple pie Single Bake 1 185 35-45
Quiche Single  Bake 1 180-200 30-40
Meringues Single Bake 1 100-120 60
Bread rolls Single Bake  1 210-230 15-20
Muffins 2 x 12 muffin trays on single shelf Fan Forced or Fan Bake 3 190-200 10-15
Pastry case (baked ‘blind’ one 21 cm flan tin Pastry Bake 1 200 10 with beans, then 10 without
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