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Safety and warnings

Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this User Guide.
 

WARNING!

Electric Shock Hazard

Read and follow the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS outlined in this User Guide before operating this appliance, see below.

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

 

Important safety instructions

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

If the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be operated until it has been repaired by a Fisher & Paykel authorised technician.

To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons or exposure to excessive microwave energy:

  • Read all instructions before using the appliance.
  • Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapours in this appliance. This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook or dry food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.
  • Do not operate the oven when empty.
  • Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly or if it has been damaged or dropped. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a Fisher & Paykel authorised technician or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.

When the appliance is operated in the combination mode, children should only use the oven under adult supervision due to the temperatures generated.

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.

  • To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
    • When heating food in plastic or paper container, keep an eye on the oven due to the possibility of ignition.
    • Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bag in oven.
    • If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug the appliance and keep the door closed in order to stifle any flames.
    • Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in the cavity when not in use.

Liquid or other food must not be heated in sealed containers since they are liable to explode.

  • Microwave heating of water and other liquids can result in delayed eruptive boiling, therefore care has to be taken when handling the container.
  • 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.
  • Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs should not be heated in microwave ovens since they may explode even after microwave heating has ended.
  • Pierce foods with heavy skins such as potatoes, whole squashes, apples and chestnuts before cooking.
  • The contents of feeding bottles and baby jars should be stirred or shaken and the temperature should be checked before serving in order to avoid burns.
  • Cooking utensils may become hot because of heat transferred from the heated food. Potholders may be needed to handle the utensils.
  • Utensils should be checked to ensure that they are suitable for use in microwave oven.

It is hazardous for anyone other than a trained person to carry out any service or repair operation which involves removing of any cover protecting against exposure to microwave energy. 

  • This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
  • Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
  • During use the oven becomes hot. Care should be taken to avoid touching heating element inside the oven.

Accessible parts may become hot when the grill is in use. Children should be kept away.

  • This product is Group 2 Class B ISM equipment. The definition of Group 2 which contains all ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) equipment in which radio-frequency energy is intentionally generated and/or used in the form of electromagnetic radiation for the treatment of material, and spark erosion equipment. For Class B equipment is equipment suitable for use in domestic establishments and in establishments directly connected to a low voltage power supply network which supplies buildings used for domestic purpose.

Installation

  • Please refer to the separate Installation instructions for full installation details.
  • 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.

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 authorised 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.
  • Do not operate the oven without glass tray, roller support and shaft in their proper positions.
  • Make sure that 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.
  • Do not use the oven outdoors.
  • If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a Fisher & Paykel authorised technician or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid hazard.

Electrical

This appliance must be grounded. This oven is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. It must be plugged into a wall receptacle that is properly installed and grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only the oven be provided. Using a high voltage is dangerous and may result in a fire or other accidents causing oven damage.

WARNING!

Electric Shock Hazard

Do not modify the moulded plug attached.

Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock.

  1. If you have any questions about the grounding or electrical instructions, consult a qualified electrician or a Fisher & Paykel authorised technician.
  2. Neither the manufacturer nor the dealer can accept any liability for damage to the oven or personal injury resulting from failure to observe the electrical connection procedures.

The wires in this cable main are coloured in accordance with the following code:

Green and Yellow = EARTH Blue = NEUTRAL Brown = LIVE

Radio interference

Operation of the microwave oven can cause interference to your radio, TV or similar equipment. When there is interference, it may be reduced or eliminated by taking the following measures:

  1. Clean door and sealing surface of the oven.
  2. Reorient the receiving antenna of radio or television.
  3. Relocate the microwave oven with respect to the receiver.
  4. Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.
  5. Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so that microwave oven and receiver are on different branch circuits.

Microwave cooking principles

  • 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.
  • Cover food items while cooking. Covers prevent spattering and help food items to cook evenly.
  • 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.

Utensils guide

  • The ideal material for a microwave utensil is transparent to microwave energy (see table below).
  • It allows energy to pass through the container and heat the food.
  • Microwave energy cannot penetrate metal, so metal utensils or dishes with metallic trim should not be used.
  • Do not use recycled paper products when microwave cooking, as they may contain small metal fragments which may cause sparks and/or fires.
  • Round/oval dishes rather than square/oblong ones are recommend, as food in corners tends to overcook.
  • Narrow strips of aluminium foil may be used to prevent overcooking of exposed areas. Be careful not to use too much and keep a distance of 2.54 cm between foil and cavity.
  • The list below is a general guide to help you select the correct utensils.
Cookware Microwave Grill Convection Combination*
Heat-resistant glass Yes Yes Yes Yes
Non heat-resistant glass No No No No
Heat-resistant ceramics without metallic decoration Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microwave-safe plastic dish Yes No No No
Kitchen paper Yes No No No
Metal tray No Yes Yes No
Metal rack No Yes Yes No
Aluminium foil & foil container No Yes Yes No

*Applicable for both ‘microwave+grill’ and ‘microwave+convection’ cooking.

Glass Tray

  1. Do not operate the oven without Turntable ring assembly and Glass Tray in place.
  2. Only use the Glass Tray specifically designed for this oven. Do not substitute another Glass Tray.
  3. If Glass Tray is hot, allow to cool before cleaning or placing in water.
  4. Do not cook directly on Glass Tray. Always place food on a microwave safe dish, or on the rack in a microwave safe dish.
  5. Glass Tray can rotate in either direction.
  6. If food or utensil on Glass Tray touches oven walls, causing the tray to stop moving, the tray will automatically rotate in opposite direction. This is normal.
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