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Miele H 5981 BP Operating And Installation Instructions

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Operating and installation instructions

H 5981 BP
en - GB
To avoid the risk of accidents or
damage to the appliance it is
essential to read these instructions
before it is installed and used for the
first time.
M.-Nr. 09 055 080



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  • Page 1: Operating And Installation Instructions

    Operating and installation instructions Oven H 5981 BP en - GB To avoid the risk of accidents or damage to the appliance it is essential to read these instructions before it is installed and used for the first time. M.-Nr. 09 055 080...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

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  • Page 3 Pre-heating the oven........
  • Page 4 Contents Using Moisture plus To evaporate residual moisture ........46 The residual moisture evaporation process .
  • Page 5 To dismantle the oven door ........
  • Page 6: Warning And Safety Instructions

    Any other use is not supported by the manufacturer and could be dangerous. Miele cannot be held liable for damage resulting from incorrect or improper use or operation of the appliance. This appliance is not intended for...
  • Page 7 Technical safety Installation, maintenance and repairs may only be carried out by a suitably qualified and competent person in strict accordance with current national and local safety regulations. Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be dangerous. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for unauthorised work.
  • Page 8: Correct Use

    Miele replacement parts are used. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a Miele approved service technician to avoid a hazard. This appliance may only be used in mobile installations such as ships etc. if...
  • Page 9 Alcohol should be burnt off before the dish is placed in the oven to avoid this danger. Cover any food which is left in the oven to be kept hot. Any moisture in the food could lead to corrosion damage in the oven.
  • Page 10 Due to the high temperatures radiated, objects near the appliance could catch fire. Accessories Only use genuine Miele spare parts and accessories with this appliance. If spare parts or accessories from other manufacturers are used, this will invalidate the guarantee, and Miele cannot accept liability.
  • Page 11: Caring For The Environment

    Disposal of the packing material The transport and protective packing has been selected from materials which are environmentally friendly for disposal, and should be recycled. Ensure that any plastic wrappings, bags, etc. are disposed of safely and kept out of the reach of babies and young children.
  • Page 12: Guide To The Appliance

    Guide to the appliance H 5981 BP Control panel Door lock for pyrolytic operation Top heat/grill element Steam inlet openings for Moisture plus Back panel with air inlets for the fan and receiver for the wireless food probe Side runners with three shelf levels...
  • Page 13: Features

    Safety switch-off Safety switch-off is triggered automatically if the oven is operated for an unusually long period of time. The period of time will depend on the oven function selected. Cooling fans The cooling fans will come on automatically when a cooking programme is started.
  • Page 14: Energy Saving Features

    Features Energy saving features Lighting The oven lighting is set to switch off 15 seconds after the start of a cooking programme (default setting). See "Settings - Lighting". Door contact switch If the oven door is opened during operation, the door contact switch automatically switches off the heating elements and the fan, if a "Fan"...
  • Page 15: Moisture Plus" Recipe Booklet

    "Settings - Catalyser - Off next programme only". Accessories The following accessories are supplied with this oven. These and other accessories are also available to order from the Miele Spare Parts Department, your Dealer or via the internet at Features...
  • Page 16: Universal Tray And Rack With Anti-Tip Safety Notches

    Features Universal tray and rack with anti-tip safety notches The universal tray and rack are inserted into the oven between the two rails of a shelf runner. Both the universal tray and rack have non-tip safety notches which prevent them being pulled right out when they only need to be partially pulled out.
  • Page 17: Flexiclip Telescopic Runners

    Take care not to burn yourself on them. The FlexiClip runners are fitted in between the two rails that make up a shelf level. The telescopic runner with the Miele logo is fitted on the right. When fitting the FlexiClip runners do not extend them.
  • Page 18: Changing The Position Of The Flexiclip Telescopic Runners

    Features Changing the position of the FlexiClip telescopic runners Make sure that the oven has cooled down before moving the FlexiClip runners. Take care not to burn yourself on them. To change the position of the FlexiClip runners: ^ Remove the FlexiClip runners from...
  • Page 19: Miele@Home

    Miele@home enabled appliances send information via the household wiring network to the master appliance appliances, as well as information about the progress of the programme. These instructions are for a communication enabled oven can be linked into the Miele@home system via a Miele@home installation kit and a communication module (optional accessories).
  • Page 20: Controls

    Controls The appliance is operated via the display and below the display. These react to finger contact. A keypad tone will sound each time a sensor is touched. The volume of the keypad tone can be adjusted or switched off altogether (see "Settings - Volume - Keypad tone"). Sensors Meaning C Sensors...
  • Page 21: Display

    Display All information about functions, temperature, cooking durations, Auto- matic programmes and settings is shown in the display. After the appliance has been switched on by touching the sensor, the Main menu appears in the display with a list of options available. An option is selected by touching the illuminated sensor C next to the...
  • Page 22: Symbols

    Controls Symbols The following symbols will appear in the display in addition to the text: Symbol Meaning Appears beside an option and is allocated to a sensor C. You select the option you want by touching the sensor beside the dot. A maximum of 3 options can be shown in the display.
  • Page 23 When a function is selected, the following symbols may appear in the display, depending on setting: Symbol Meaning Duration Finish Start time Programme finished Rapid heat-up phase, Rapid searing phase Heating-up phase, Searing phase Core temperature when using the food probe Fan plus, Fan heat Intensive bake Moisture plus...
  • Page 24: Functions

    Functions Your oven has a range of oven functions for preparing a wide variety of recipes. These include: Top heat/grill element (under the roof of the oven) Bottom heating element (under the floor of the oven) Ring heating element (behind the intake vent for the fan)
  • Page 25 Conventional heat – For baking traditional recipes, e.g. fruit cake, casseroles. – Also ideal for soufflés. – If using an older recipe or cookbook, set the oven Top heat – Use this setting towards the end of baking, to brown the Bottom heat –...
  • Page 26: Before Using For The First Time

    "OK", the display will show a message to tell you that: – your appliance is equipped for the Miele|home system. – your appliance has been successfully set up to use it for the first time. As soon as you confirm this last message with "OK", your appliance is...
  • Page 27: Cleaning And Heating Up For The First Time

    ^ Before heating the oven up it is a good idea to wipe the interior out with a damp cloth. This way any dust or...
  • Page 28: Automatic Programmes

    You can call up the Automatic programmes by selecting the "Automat- ic" option from the main menu. ^ Switch the oven on with the sensor. ^ Select "Automatic". A list will appear in the display. ß Cakes ß...
  • Page 29: Manual Operation

    In addition to the cooking function and temperature, the words "Heating-up phase" or "Rapid heat-up phase" will show in the display until the oven has reached the set temperature. Once the set temperature is reached, a signal will sound (provided this is activated - see "Settings - Volume -...
  • Page 30: More About Manual Operation

    More about manual operation Automatic switch-off can be selected when operating the oven manually. You can also adjust the heat-up phase and the humidity level inside the oven. To select a function ^ Switch the oven on. ^ Select the required function.
  • Page 31: Speedlight During The Heating-Up Phase

    The SpeedLight illumination is set up ex works to switch on when the oven is being operated. As soon as the oven starts to heat up at the beginning of a cooking programme, the SpeedLight illumination lights up yellow. The rising temperature is shown by the change in the colour of the light from yellow via orange to red.
  • Page 32: To Use Automatic Switch-Off

    30 minutes to cook, and needs to be ready at 12:15:00. Select Duration, and enter 0:30 h, or select Finish and enter 12:15. The oven will switch off automatically at the time set. Delaying the start with Automatic switch-off We recommend using automatic switching on and off when roasting.
  • Page 33: Sequence Of The Cooking Programme When Using Automatic Switch-Off

    Buzzer tones"). After the programme has finished – The cooling fans will continue to run for a while after the oven has been switched off to prevent any humidity building up in the oven, on the control panel or in the oven housing unit.
  • Page 34: Changing The Heating-Up Phase

    To pre-heat the oven: ^ Select the required function and set the temperature. ^ Wait for the oven to reach the set temperature. Once the set temperature is reached, an audible tone will sound (provided this is activated - see "Settings - Volume - Buzzer tones").
  • Page 35: Activating Moisture Reduction

    For best results, activate it at the beginning of the cooking programme. ^ Place the food in the oven. ^ Switch the oven on with the sensor. ^ Select the required function and set the temperature.
  • Page 36: User Programmes

    User programmes Up to 25 frequently used recipes can be saved under a user-defined name, and then called up again as required. Either – Select the Save as option at the end of running an Automatic programme and give the programme a name of your choice, or –...
  • Page 37: To Create A User Programme

    To create a User programme If programmes already exist under User programmes, the "Create" option has to be selected in order to save additional programme stages to memory. Then continue following the instructions below. ^ Select the "User programme" menu. ^ Select and confirm the cooking function you want.
  • Page 38: Food Probe

    If the food probe is not being used, it must not be left in the oven during a cooking programme. The temperature sensor will be destroyed at temperatures over 100°C.
  • Page 39: When To Use It

    The handle should be angled upwards towards the corners or the door of the oven. Make sure it is not horizontal. – When cooking poultry, insert the metal tip into the thickest part of the breast.
  • Page 40: To Use The Food Probe

    ^ Insert the metal tip fully into the food. The handle should be angled upwards. ^ Place the food in the oven and close the door. ^ Select the required function. The recommended temperature will appear highlighted in the display.
  • Page 41: Time Left Display

    Using the residual heat in the oven saves energy. "Energy save" will appear in the display to show that the oven is in energy save mode. The time remaining will continue to be visible in the display. The cooling fans continue to run, as do the hot air fans if a "fan"...
  • Page 42: Moisture Plus

    The steam inlets are located at the rear left corner of the roof of the oven. Only use water with this function. Other liquids will damage the appliance.
  • Page 43: Automatic Programmes

    The programme will control how many bursts of steam are required and at what point they are injected.
  • Page 44: Moisture Plus

    The options are: ß Automatic This requires enough water for one burst of steam. The burst of steam will be injected into the oven automatically after the heating-up phase. Steam is injected for about 5 minutes.
  • Page 45: Using Moisture Plus

    When you close the oven door you will hear the noise of the pump briefly.
  • Page 46: To Evaporate Residual Moisture

    The residual moisture evaporation process The oven will heat up to approx. 150 °C, and the residual water in the oven cavity will evaporate. How long this takes will depend on the amount of water in the system.
  • Page 47: To Cancel The Residual Moisture Evaporation Process

    Moisture plus which have been run and the amount of water taken into the oven for these. This will be indicated in the display. The steam injection system should be descaled regularly. How often this needs to be done will depend on the water hardness level in your area.
  • Page 48: Minute Minder (Egg Timer)

    Minute minder (egg timer) The minute minder can be used to time any activity in the kitchen, e.g. boiling eggs. You can enter a time of up to a maximum of 9 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds. You can set the minute minder at the same time as another timed programme, e.g.
  • Page 49: Settings

    Your appliance is supplied with a number of standard default settings. To change a setting: ^ Select the "Settings J" option. The list of options will show in the display. ß Language J ß Time ß Lighting ß Main menu ß...
  • Page 50: Time (Of Day) Display

    Settings Time (of day) display Select how you want the time to appear in the display when the oven is switched off: ß On (Factory default) The time will always show in the display. ß On for 60 seconds The time is only ever visible for 60 seconds when the oven is switched on and when it is switched off.
  • Page 51: Catalyser

    The cooling fans will continue to run for a while after the oven has been switched off to prevent any humidity building up in the oven, on the control panel or in the oven housing unit. ß Sensor controlled (Factory default) The auto sensor will switch off the cooling fans.
  • Page 52: Start

    Settings Start ß Automatic (Factory default setting) A programme will start automatically approx. 20 seconds after making your last entry without having to select Start. ß Manual If "Manual" has been selected, "Start" will appear at the beginning of each programme and must be confirmed before the programme will start.
  • Page 53: Keypad Tone

    In standby mode ß On The SpeedLight illumination under the control panel remains switched on when the oven is switched off. ß Off (Factory default) The SpeedLight illumination under the control panel goes out when the oven is switched off.
  • Page 54: Safety

    The options are: ß System lock ß In operation lock System lock The lock prevents the oven being switched on unintentionally, by children for example. The system lock has to be set to "Permitted" (activated) in order to use it.
  • Page 55: Units

    Units Temperature ß °C (Factory default) ß °F Showroom programme ß Off (Factory default) ß Demo programme ß Continuous loop ß Demo mode This programme is for dealers who want to demonstrate the appliance without the heater elements working. Do not activate this setting for domestic use! If you select and activate this option by mistake, you can deactivate it as...
  • Page 56: Cleaning And Care

    If this is not done, it might become impossible to remove and could cause the surface to alter or discolour. Clean the front using a damp Miele microfibre E-cloth or with a clean sponge and a solution of hot water and washing-up liquid. Wipe dry using a soft cloth.
  • Page 57: Accessories

    FlexiClip telescopic runners are best cleaned after each use. This prevents soiling drying on or being burnt on when the oven is used again. If the runners are used frequently without being cleaned, it may become very difficult or even impossible to...
  • Page 58 Cleaning and care Normal soiling Clean the surfaces of the runners using a damp Miele microfibre E-Cloth or with a clean sponge and a solution of hot water and washing-up liquid. Wipe dry using a soft cloth. Remove any cleaning agent residues thoroughly.
  • Page 59: Perfectclean

    Because PerfectClean enamel is designed to be easily cleaned, the use of these cleaners is not recommended. However, if you still cannot get the surface clean, an oven cleaner can be used, but for a couple of minutes only.
  • Page 60 – abrasive sponges, e.g. pot scourers or sponges which have been previously used with abrasive cleaning agents, – oven spray must not be used in a hot oven or left on for too long, – PerfectClean enamelled items must not be washed in a dishwasher.
  • Page 61: Oven Interior

    Oven interior The oven interior is coated with dark pyrolytic enamel which facilitates cleaning. This is a particularly hard enamel with an extremely smooth surface and very good anti-stick properties. Manual cleaning of the oven interior Allow the oven to cool down before cleaning by hand.
  • Page 62 280 °C if the temperature inside the oven is higher than 280 °C. Starting a pyrolytic process ^ Take all accessories out of the oven. ^ Select the "Pyrolitic" function. ^ Start the pyrolytic cleaning process. The door will lock.
  • Page 63 Depending on soiling levels in the oven there may be visible deposits on the door and below the trim under the oven cavity. This is best removed using a non-abrasive sponge or non-abrasive stainless steel spiral pad and a mild solution of warm water and washing-up liquid.
  • Page 64: To Remove The Oven Door

    To remove the oven door Take care when removing the door - it weighs approx. 13.5 kg. The oven door is connected to the oven by hinges. Before removing the door, the locking clamps on both hinges have to be released.
  • Page 65: To Dismantle The Oven Door

    To dismantle the oven door The oven door is made up of four panes of glass and has vents at the top and bottom. When the oven is operating, air is circulated through the door to keep the outer pane cool.
  • Page 66 Cleaning and care You can now remove the inner and the two middle panes. ^ Gently lift the inner pane up and pull out of the cover strip. ^ Remove the glass fibre seal. ^ Now gently lift up the upper of the two middle panes and remove it.
  • Page 67 ^ Clean the glass panes and other components with a Miele E-cloth or a clean sponge and a solution of hot water and washing-up liquid. Wipe dry using a soft cloth. The fibre-glass seal is particularly sensitive and should not be cleaned unless absolutely necessary.
  • Page 68: To Refit The Door

    Cleaning and care ^ Refit the glass fibre seal. ^ Push the inner pane into the plastic strip and insert it in the retainers. ^ Flip the glass pane retainers inwards to close them. To refit the door ^ Hold the door securely at both sides and carefully fit it back onto the hinge guides.
  • Page 69: To Remove The Flexiclip Telescopic Runners

    Cleaning and care To remove the FlexiClip telescopic runners Make sure the oven heating elements are switched off and cool. Take care not to burn yourself on them. ^ Lift the FlexiClip runner up at the front and pull it out along the rail.
  • Page 70: To Remove The Side Runners

    Make sure the oven heating elements are switched off and cool. Take care not to burn yourself. ^ Pull the shelf runners out of the oven. ^ Unscrew the wing nuts and lower the top heating element. Do not use force to pull it down as this can cause the element to break.
  • Page 71: Descaling

    Descaling Only use the descaling tablets supplied with the appliance. These have been specially formulated and are available from the Miele Spare Parts Department or via the internet on Other types of descaling agents will damage the oven. Follow the instructions on the package carefully to avoid damaging the oven.
  • Page 72: Preparation

    A plastic tube (with clip) is supplied with your oven so that you do not have to hold the container with the descaling agent underneath the water intake tube.
  • Page 73 ^ Take the universal tray out of the oven and empty it. Place the tray back in the oven again at the top shelf level. ^ Unclip the plastic tube from the container. Rinse the container and fill with approx.
  • Page 74: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide With the aid of the following guide, minor problems can be easily corrected without contacting Miele. If you cannot resolve a problem following these instructions please contact Miele Service. Do not attempt to open the appliance casing yourself!
  • Page 75 Problem Possible cause and remedy ^ Disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply: The top lighting is not working. ^ Turn the lamp cover a quarter turn anti-clockwise to release ^ Replace it with a new halogen lamp (Osram 66725 AM/A, ^ Refit the lamp cover and turn it clockwise to secure it.
  • Page 76 – Fault 32: The door has not locked for the pyrolytic – Fault 33: The door lock for the pyrolytic cleaning process For all other fault codes please contact the Miele Service Department. was not reached. This could have been caused by too much soiling in the oven to start with.
  • Page 77: After Sales Service

    In the event of a fault which you cannot correct yourself, or if the appliance is under guarantee, please contact – your Miele Dealer – Miele (see back cover for contact details). A call-out charge will be applied for service visits where the problem could have been resolved as described in these instructions.
  • Page 78: Optional Accessories

    Optional accessories The following accessories may come as standard with some models. They are also available to order at extra cost via the internet on, your Miele Dealer or the Miele Spare Parts Department. FlexiClip telescopic runners More FlexiClip telescopic runners can be fitted in the oven in addition to those supplied.
  • Page 79 – HUB 61-35 (internal dimensions approx. 38 x 35 x 8 cm) Gourmet oven dish lid When ordering a lid, please specify the gourmet oven dish it is to be used with (HUB 61-22 or -35). Optional accessories Child safety lock...
  • Page 80: Electrical Connection

    Brown = live WARNING THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED When replacing the cable supplied with another cable or changing the connection, only cable type H 05 VV-F with a suitable cross- sectional area (CSA) may be used (available from Miele Spare Parts).
  • Page 81 Electrical connection - Country variants Please refer to your electrical distributor. Single phase AC 230 V - country variant This device is intended for connection to a power supply system where the maximum value of external phase neutral loop impedance Z 0.35 Ohms at the point of distributor supply connection is not exceeded.
  • Page 82: Building-In Diagrams

    Installation in a base unit HAL 5900 trim, available as an optional accessory, is only required when building the oven into a base unit. ^ Fix the HAL 5900 trim into the unit cut-out under the worktop (see lower section of diagram).
  • Page 83 Building-in diagrams Installation in a tall unit...
  • Page 84 Building-in diagrams Front dimensions * Appliances with glass front ** Appliances with metal front...
  • Page 85: Installing The Oven

    ^ Push the appliance into the oven housing unit and align it. ^ Open the oven door and using two screws secure it to the side walls of the housing unit through the holes in the oven trim.
  • Page 88 Alteration rights reserved / 22 / 3511 M.-Nr. 09 055 080 / 00 (H 5981 BP)