Introduction Thank you for buying a Fisher & Paykel Aerotech® oven. Now that it is installed and ready to use, you will want to know everything about it to make sure you get excellent results right from the start. This guide introduces you to all its features, as well as giving you a comprehensive set of cooking charts.
Safety and warnings This symbol alerts you to hazards such as fire, electrical shock, or other potential injuries. It also warns you of things that may cause damage to your oven. Hot Surface Hazard Accessible parts will become hot when in use. Children should be kept away and care should be taken.
Use care when opening the oven door. Let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing food. Do not heat unopened food containers. They can build up pressure that may cause the container to burst and result in injury. Always keep oven vent ducts unobstructed.
Location of features The diagram below shows you what features your oven has and where they are located (double oven model shown). Control panel Door handle Oven window Upper oven Lower oven (double models only) Model & serial number Self-clean latch Door seal Cavity seal Broil element...
Setting the clock As your oven is connected to a power supply for the first time, a tone will sound and the clock display will light up. The clock display will show ‘0:00’ and the colon ( : ) will flash. Next, set the clock.
Oven displays Oven mode dial & display Turn clockwise to select your desired oven mode. When the mode is set, the lights and cooling fan will come on. Temperature dial & display Turn clockwise to select the oven temperature you want to cook at. The default setting for the temperature display is degrees Fahreheit.
Oven modes Your Fisher & Paykel AeroTech® oven has nine cooking modes plus WARM and SELF CLEAN. These modes use different combinations of elements and the convection fan to give you maximum flexibility when cooking. TRUEAERO: TRUEAERO is a very flexible method of cooking. A concealed heating element surrounding the fan in the rear of the oven heats air, which is then blown into the cavity.
WARM WARM is a constant low heat of 165 °F (75 °C). It is excellent for keeping cooked food hot and warming plates and serving dishes. To reheat food from cold, use TRUEAERO and change to WARM only when the food is piping hot, as this mode will not bring cold food up to a temperature high enough to kill any harmful bacteria.
SELF CLEAN This oven features a pyrolytic self-cleaning cycle that takes care of the mess and grime that is traditionally associated with oven cleaning. During self-clean cycles the oven reaches higher temperatures than it does for cooking and this burns off and breaks down soil and grease deposits. A smoke eliminator and active venting system eradicates odor.
Shelf positions Optilevel™ The Optilevel™ shelving system allows you to choose the optimum cooking level within the oven. Placing the shelves on or between the shelf support runners provides 13 cooking positions to choose from. Organize the shelves prior to heating the oven. Generally, the shelf positions located in the top of the oven are suitable for broiling.
Accessories Three-piece broil/roast system The three-piece broil/roast system (made up of the pan, grid and rack) is designed to prevent hot fat and juices in the broil pan splattering throughout the oven. All pieces can be used together as one complete unit, or in different combinations. Glass tray (not supplied with all models) This is made of extremely tough glass and is perfect oven-to-tableware.
Using the oven controls In double ovens controls on the left are for the upper oven and controls on the right are for the lower oven. Pushing the oven cavity selector button lets you toggle between the oven cavities, for example if you are setting automatic programs. button TIMER button...
Automatic cooking Automatic time cooking Automatic time (delayed start) cooking will turn the oven on and off at times you have set. To set automatic time cooking: Check that the clock shows the correct time. In double ovens, choose the upper or lower oven. This is important. Select the oven mode and temperature.
During cooking, AUTO, COOK TIME oven mode and temperature displays will be bright, and the oven light will be on. When the cook time is finished, the oven will beep and turn off. The oven and temperature displays will dim, and the oven light will go off. display.
Oven operation Cooking probe Use your cooking probe to accurately judge when your meat is perfectly cooked. The probe can be used on TRUEAERO, AEROBAKE, ROAST, AEROBROIL and BAKE modes. Using the cooking probe Select the oven mode and temperature and preheat the oven if appropriate.
The cooking probe can be used with automatic cooking functions. If the probe reaches the set temperature before the stop time is reached the probe will turn the oven off. The internal temperature of the meat will continue to rise by 5-15 °F (2-8 °C) after you have removed it from the oven so allow for this in your calculations.
Selecting the cooking time for your roast depends on your personal preference. Meat taken straight from the refrigerator will take longer to cook. Poultry should always be well cooked with the juices running clear. Roasting is a method of cooking meat that uses dry heat. Don’t add water to your roast as this has a steaming effect.
Tips for successful broiling Position the oven shelves before you turn the oven on. To make cleaning the broil/roast system easier, spray the rack, grid and inside of the pan with a light coating of non-stick cooking spray before use. For best results allow the broil element to warm up for a minute or two before putting food in the oven.
Dehydrating, and proofing bread Tips for dehydrating To obtain a high quality dried product, select only unblemished, mature fruit. Wash fruit thoroughly and pat dry. Peel if desired. Unpeeled fruit will take longer to dry. Remove stones, stems or pips if necessary. Place fruit on a baking tray on a shelf in the oven. We recommend using TRUEAERO or AEROBAKE at 125 °F (50 °C).
USER SELECT options USER SELECT mode USER SELECT mode allows you to configure some of the settings displayed on your AeroTech® oven control panel. How to enter USER SELECT mode Be sure that the oven mode and temperature dials are off, that no automatic/delayed start programs are operating and that the clock is displaying the correct time of day.
Tips for using Sabbath mode In double oven models, different temperatures can be selected for upper and lower ovens by using their temperature dials. The oven mode dial for the lower oven must be turned to a function to activate the lower oven. The oven can be turned off at any time during Sabbath mode by turning the oven mode and temperature dials to OFF, but the oven will not revert to regular operation until the set time has elapsed.
How to change from 24 hour to 12 hour time display Enter the USER SELECT mode and turn the oven mode dial clockwise until appears in the display. PUSH TO Press to select either ‘24H’ or ‘12H’ in the clock CLEAR display.
Control panel lock Locking the control panel disables all the buttons and dials which can be useful when cleaning oven surfaces or preventing accidental bumps and unauthorised use. The control panel can only be locked when the oven mode and temperature are OFF. To lock the control panel PUSH TO Press the...
Cooking mode options This chart will help you to match your cooking requirements to the most appropriate cooking mode. Note: Recommended method Baked products Cookies - single tray Cookies - multi tray Chewy choc. chip cookies Slices/Squares Chocolate cake Fruit cake Sponge Muffins - single tray Muffins - multi tray...
AEROPASTRY Baked products Cookies Oat cookies Squares/slices Shortbread Pizza Pastry Quiche Meat pie Lemon meringue pie PASTRY BAKE Baked products Sugar cookies Oat cookies Squares/slices Shortbread Pastry Quiche Meat pie Lemon meringue pie Time (min) Temp °F 8-10 340-350 12-15 320-330 15-20 320-350...
Roasting meat We recommend you use the cooking probe to accurately judge when meat is cooked to your preference. ‘Time per pound/450 g’ is a rough guide and should only be used to estimate when the meat will be ready. Cooking with ROAST, TRUEAERO, AEROBAKE, and AEROGRILL will take less time than with BAKE.
Cleaning Hot Surface and Electrical Shock Hazard Make sure all oven controls are turned off and the oven is cool before cleaning. Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or burns. Important! Do not use harsh/abrasive cleaning agents, waxes, pumice cleaners, polishes or commercial oven cleaners to clean your oven.
Cleaning the porcelain enamelled surfaces The oven interior and inner door liners are porcelain enamelled and are cleaned during the self- clean cycle. Important! Do not use any oven cleaners, oven cleaning products or abrasives on the porcelain enamel. Do not clean the door seal (gasket) or cavity seal or use any oven cleaning products on them.
SELF CLEAN mode This oven features a pyrolytic self-clean cycle. During a self-clean cycle the oven reaches higher temperatures than it does for cooking and this burns off and breaks down soil and grease deposits. A smoke eliminator and active venting system removes and breaks down the smoke, fumes and odors.
Using the SELF CLEAN mode Remove oven shelves, shelf supports (see ‘Cleaning’) and all other cookware/utensils from the oven before using the SELF CLEAN mode. Select the SELF CLEAN mode by turning the oven mode dial. Turn the temperature dial to its maximum position. will change to when the cycle begins.
SELF CLEAN – delayed start Your Aerotech® oven can be set to start a self-clean cycle at your convenience: Check that the clock shows the correct time. Select the SELF CLEAN mode by turning the oven mode dial. Turn the temperature dial to its maximum position. While is showing, press the colon will flash.
Troubleshooting Fault codes If there is a fault, the oven will beep every second, and a fault code will appear in the clock display as a letter ‘F’ with a number after it. Important! Do not turn off the main power supply to the oven if you get a fault code. The fans are needed to cool the oven.
Problem Possible cause Oven door will not Oven door is locked. open. Baked foods too Oven not preheated. brown on top or bottom. Baking pans/tins too large or too small for the recipe. Baking pans/tins not evenly spaced on shelves. Baked products, eg biscuits, not evenly sized or spaced on cookie sheet.
Maintenance Electrical Shock Hazard Ensure the appliance is switched off before replacing the lamp/light bulb. Failure to do so could result in electrical shock. How to change the oven light bulbs The oven is illuminated by three 12 volt/20 watt halogen bulbs. These have a very long life, but if you should need to replace one, follow these steps: Turn the oven off and allow it to cool.
Limited warranty When you purchase any new Fisher & Paykel whiteware product for personal or consumer use you automatically receive a two year limited warranty covering parts and labor for servicing within the 48 mainland United States, Hawaii, Washington DC and Canada. In Alaska the limited warranty is the same except that you must pay to ship the product to the service shop or the service technician’s travel to your home.
This warranty does not cover: Service calls that are not related to any defect in the product. The cost of a service call will be charged if the problem is not found to be a defect of the product. For example: 1.
Commercial use If you are using the product in a commercial setting (any use other than a single family dwelling), we agree to repair or replace, without cost to you for parts only, any defective parts, the serial number of which appears on the product. Our liability for these repairs expires ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase.