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Operating and installation instructions
Steam oven with microwave
To prevent 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.
en-AU, NZ
M.-Nr. 10 231 330

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    Operating and installation instructions Steam oven with microwave To prevent 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. en-AU, NZ M.-Nr. 10 231 330...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Warning and Safety instructions................ 7 Caring for the environment ................ 19 Overview.......................  20 Steam oven front view................... 20 Accessories supplied .................... 21 Controls........................  22 Sensors controls ....................23 Touch display ......................24 Symbols...................... 25 Operating principles ....................26 Description of the functions ................ 28 Steam cooking function ..................

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    Contents Operation: Microwave function................ 46 Basic operation ..................... 46 Using the oven - further functions................. 47 Switching on and off automatically .............. 47 Sequence of an automatic cooking process............  48 Changing settings during a cooking process............48 Cancelling cooking ....................49 MyMiele ........................

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    Contents Suitable containers....................62 Cooking containers .................. 62 Your own containers.................. 62 Condensate tray ....................62 Shelf level ......................63 Frozen ........................63 Temperature ......................63 Duration ......................... 63 Cooking with liquid....................63 Your own recipes....................63 Steam cooking.....................  64 Vegetables......................

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    Contents Rendering fat....................... 106 Disinfecting items ....................106 Heating damp towels ..................107 Decrystallising honey ..................107 Preparing custard royale ..................107 Defrosting and reheating in combination mode ..........108 Microwave defrosting and reheating...............  109 Charts for defrosting and reheating food ............112 Settings ......................

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    Contents Water hardness ....................125 Showroom programme..................125 Demo mode.................... 125 Factory default settings ..................126 Cleaning and care .....................  127 Notes on cleaning and care................. 127 Appliance front ....................128 Oven compartment ..................... 128 Water container ....................129 Accessories ......................129 Shelf runners .......................

  • Page 7: Warning And Safety Instructions

    They contain important notes on installation, safety, use and maintenance. Miele cannot be held liable for damage caused by non-compliance with these instructions. Keep these instructions in a safe place and ensure that new users...

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    (e.g. temperature, moisture, chemical resistance, abrasion resistance and vibration). This special lamp must only be used for the purpose for which it is intended. It is not suitable for room lighting. Replacement lamps may only be replaced by a Miele authorised technician.

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    Warning and Safety instructions Safety with children  Activate the system lock to ensure that children cannot switch on the steam oven inadvertently.  Young children must not be allowed to use this appliance.  Older children may only use the steam oven when its operation has been clearly explained to them and they are able to use it safely, recognising the dangers of misuse.

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    Technical safety  Repairs and other work by unqualified persons could be dangerous. Installation, maintenance work and repairs to electrical appliances must only be carried out by a Miele approved service technician.  Radiation by microwaves: Service or repairs which necessitate the removal of any casing or the door must only be carried out by a suitably trained service technician.

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    The manufacturer's warranty will be invalidated if the appliance is not repaired by a Miele approved service technician.  Faulty components must only be replaced by genuine Miele spare parts. The manufacturer can only guarantee the safety of the appliance when Miele replacement parts are used.

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    If the mains connection cable is damaged, it must be replaced with a special connection cable type H 05 VV-F (PVC insulated), available from Miele, by a Miele approved service technician or suitably qualified electrician in order to avoid a hazard. See "Electrical connection".

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    Warning and Safety instructions Correct use  Danger of burning! The steam oven becomes hot when in use. Exercise care when handling food and trays so as not to burn yourself on the walls of the steam oven, shelf runners, trays, steam and hot food itself.

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    Warning and Safety instructions  When using an electrical appliance, e.g. a hand-held mixer, near the steam oven, ensure that the connection cable doesn't get caught in the door. The insulation on the cable could become damaged, giving rise to an electric shock hazard. Microwave function ...

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    Warning and Safety instructions  The Microwave  function is not suitable for cleaning or disinfecting items. Items can get extremely hot and there is a danger of burning when the item is removed from the appliance.  Do not cook or reheat food or liquids in sealed containers, jars or bottles.

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    Warning and Safety instructions  Do not use the Microwave  function to heat up cushions or pads filled with cherry kernels, wheat grains, lavender or gel, such as those used in aromatherapy. These pads can ignite when heated even after they have been removed from the oven. ...

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    Warning and Safety instructions  The steam oven can suffer damage when using the Microwave  function if it is empty or incorrectly loaded. For this reason please do not use the Microwave  function to pre-heat crockery or to dry herbs and do not start the Microwave  function when the steam oven is empty.

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    If it does happen, wipe these away thoroughly to avoid corrosion on the stainless steel surface. Accessories  Use only genuine original Miele spare parts. If spare parts or accessories from other manufacturers are used, the warranty will be invalidated, and Miele cannot accept liability.

  • Page 19: Caring For The Environment

    Caring for the environment Disposal of the packing Disposing of your old material appliance The transport and protective packaging Electrical and electronic appliances has been selected from materials which often contain materials which, if are environmentally friendly for handled or disposed of incorrectly, disposal, and can normally be recycled.

  • Page 20: Overview

    Overview Steam oven front view a Control panel g Water container with removable spill guard b Ventilation outlet h Drip channel c Automatic door release for steam i Temperature sensor reduction d Door seal j Shelf runners e Compartment for water container k Steam inlet f Suction tube l Oven interior lighting...

  • Page 21: Accessories Supplied

    DGG 1/2-80L Accessories supplied The accessories supplied with your appliance, as well as a range of optional ones, are available to order from Miele (see "Optional accessories"). 1 solid cooking container Gross capacity 4.2 litres / The steam cooking containers and Useable capacity 3.6 litres...

  • Page 22: Controls

    Controls         a Recessed On/Off button  For switching the appliance on and off b Display Shows the time of day and user information in addition to selection of applications and setting various parameters c ...

  • Page 23: Sensors Controls

    Controls Sensors controls The sensors react to touch. Each touch is confirmed with a keypad tone. This keypad tone can be switched off (see "Settings – Volume – Keypad tone"). Sensor Function Notes  For activating and If a list of options is visible in the display or if a deactivating cooking process is running, you can enter a minute minder /...

  • Page 24: Touch Display

    Controls Touch display Make sure that water cannot get behind the display. The display can be scratched by pointed or sharp objects, e.g. pens. Only touch the touch display with your fingertips. Touching the display with your finger creates a tiny charge which releases an electrical impulse.

  • Page 25: Symbols

    Controls Symbols The following symbols may appear in the display: Symbol Meaning  Some settings, e.g. display brightness and buzzer volume, are selected using a bar chart.  This symbol indicates that there is additional information and advice about using the oven. Select OK to access the information.

  • Page 26: Operating Principles

    Controls Operating principles Each time you touch a possible option the relevant field lights up orange. Selecting or calling up a menu  Touch the field you want to select it. Scrolling through menus You can scroll left or right. ...

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    Controls Entering numbers You can enter numbers by scrolling through and touching the roller, or by using the numerical keypad. To enter numbers using the roller:  Swipe the roller up or down to select the number you want. To enter numbers using the numerical keypad: ...

  • Page 28: Description Of The Functions

    Description of the functions Noises Steam cooking function You will hear a pumping sound when Water container the appliance is switched on, during The maximum water level is 1.5 litres, use and after switching it off. This is the the minimum 0.5 litre. These levels are sound of water being pumped through indicated on the container.

  • Page 29: Steam Reduction

    Description of the functions Steam reduction microwave energy, start to oscillate 2.5 billion times a second. The friction If a cooking temperature above approx. caused by this vibration creates heat, 80 °C has been set, the appliance door which first starts developing around the will automatically open a fraction just outside of the food and then slowly before the end of a cooking programme...

  • Page 30: Selecting Containers For Microwave Use

    Description of the functions Selecting containers for microwave  Fire hazard! Non-microwave safe dishes used in microwave mode can suffer damage or cause damage to the steam oven. The material and shape of the containers used affect cooking results and times. Heat distribution is more even in round and oval shaped flat containers than in rectangular containers, providing better...

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    Description of the functions – Plastic "Boil-in-the-bag" bags  Danger of burning! Plastic boiling bags can be used for Earthenware can get very hot, and cooking and reheating. They should be may crack. pierced beforehand so that steam can Wear oven gloves when handling hot escape.

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    Description of the functions Unsuitable containers for microwave  Do not use the cooking containers and the rack supplied with microwave power.  Dishes with hollow knobs or handles are not suitable for use with Glazes and colours microwave power. Moisture which has gathered in the hollow recesses Some glazes and colours contain metal can cause pressure to build up and...

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    Description of the functions Cover The cover should not form a seal with the container. If the cover is The cover: used with a container which only has – prevents too much steam escaping, a narrow diameter, there might not especially when cooking foods which be enough room for condensation to need longer to cook, such as...

  • Page 34: Condensate Tray

    Description of the functions Condensate tray Oven interior lighting Using with steam: For energy saving reasons, the oven When using perforated containers, interior lighting has been set at the place the condensate tray on the lowest factory to go out after the programme shelf level to collect any drops of liquid has begun.

  • Page 35: Using For The First Time

    Using for the first time Setting the date General settings You can enter numbers by scrolling  The steam oven must not be through and touching the roller, or by operated until it has been correctly using the numerical keypad. installed in its housing unit.

  • Page 36: Cleaning For The First Time

    Using for the first time  Please stick the extra data plate for Time of day display the appliance supplied with this You will then be asked how you want documentation in the space provided the time of day to appear in the display in the "After sales service, data plate, when the steam oven is switched off warranty"...

  • Page 37: Setting The Water Hardness Level

    Using for the first time  To remove this, clean the oven Setting the correct boiling interior with a mild solution of point for water washing-up liquid and warm water Before cooking with the steam oven for and then dry thoroughly with a soft the first time, it must be set to the cloth.

  • Page 38: Main And Sub-menus

    Main and sub-menus Recommend Temperature range / temperature / Power range power level   Oven functions Steam cooking   100 °C 40–100 °C For cooking all types of food, bottling, extracting juice with steam, special applications Microwave   1000 W 80 W, 150 W, For rapid defrosting and reheating of food 300 W, 450 W, 600 W, 850 W,...

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    Main and sub-menus Recommend Temperature range / temperature / Power range power level   Special applications Sterilise crockery – – Prove yeast dough – – MyMiele   MyMiele can be used to personalise your steam oven by inputting frequently used processes User programmes  ...

  • Page 40: Operation: Steam Cooking

    Operation: Steam cooking After the cooking duration has been set, Basic operation the following also appears in the display  Switch the steam oven on using . – Finish at The main menu appears in the display. – Start at Only use cold mains tap water –...

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    Operation: Steam cooking If you are cooking at a temperature of  Danger of burning! approx. 80 °C, will Steam reduction The residual water in the water appear in the display shortly before container is hot. the end of the cooking time and the Take care not to tip the water door will automatically open a little.

  • Page 42: Interrupting Operation

    Operation: Steam cooking Interrupting operation Operation is interrupted as soon as the door is opened. The heating will be switched off and the cooking duration remaining stored in memory.  Danger of burning! Steam can escape when the door is opened.

  • Page 43: Further Functions

    Operation: Steam cooking Switching on and off automatically Further functions To switch a cooking programme on and Setting further durations off automatically, you have a choice of You have placed the food in the oven, how to enter the time parameters: selected a temperature and a duration.

  • Page 44: Sequence Of An Automatic Cooking Process

    Operation: Steam cooking Sequence of an automatic cooking Changing settings during a process cooking process Up until the start time the function,  Select Change selected temperature, cooking duration The following will appear in the display: (time left), Start at and the start time will appear in the display.

  • Page 45: Cancelling Cooking

    Operation: Steam cooking Deleting a finish time Cancelling cooking  Set the time to "----" in the Finish at  Touch  twice. field. Cancel cooking? appears in the display.  Confirm with OK.  Select The cooking duration finish time is now The main menu will appear.

  • Page 46: Operation: Microwave Function

    Operation: Microwave function At the end of the cooking duration Basic operation – Process finished appears in the  Switch the steam oven on using . display, The main menu appears in the display. – the fan remains switched on, ...

  • Page 47: Using The Oven - Further Functions

    Operation: Microwave function Switching on and off automatically Using the oven - further functions To switch a cooking programme on and off automatically, you have a choice of Setting further durations how to enter the time parameters: You have placed the food in the oven, –...

  • Page 48: Sequence Of An Automatic Cooking Process

    Operation: Microwave function Sequence of an automatic cooking Changing settings during a process cooking process Up until the start time the function, the  Select Change selected power level, the duration, Start The following will appear in the display: and the start time will appear in the display.

  • Page 49: Cancelling Cooking

    Operation: Microwave function Deleting a finish time Cancelling cooking  Select Open further settings  Touch  twice.  Set the time to "----" in the Finish at Cancel cooking? appears in the display. field.  Select  Select Start The main menu will appear.

  • Page 50: Mymiele

    MyMiele MyMiele can be used to personalise Adding an entry your steam oven by inputting frequently You can add up to 20 entries. used processes.  Select . MyMiele It is particularly useful with Automatic programmes as you do not need to ...

  • Page 51: Editing Mymiele

    MyMiele Sorting entries Editing MyMiele The order can be rearranged as long as After selecting Edit you can there are more than 4 entries. – add entries as long as MyMiele  Select . MyMiele contains fewer than 20 entries, ...

  • Page 52: Automatic Programmes

    Automatic programmes Your steam oven has a wide range of List of food types Automatic programmes to enable you Automatic programmes are accessed to achieve excellent results with ease. via  Automatic programmes  . Simply select the appropriate programme for the type of food you are –...

  • Page 53: Using Automatic Programmes

    Automatic programmes – When placing food in an already hot Using Automatic programmes oven compartment, be very careful  Select . Automatic programmes when opening the door. Hot steam can escape. Step back from the A list of food types will appear in the steam oven and wait until the steam display.

  • Page 54: Search

    Automatic programmes Search You can search Automatic programmes   by food type and by the name of the Automatic programme. There is a full text search which can also be used to search for parts of words.  Select Automatic programmes  .

  • Page 55: User Programmes

    User programmes You can create and save up to 20 of Creating a User programme your own programmes.  Select User programmes  . – Each one can have up to 10 cooking  Select Create programme stages. This enables you to save your favourite or most frequently used You can now specify the settings for recipes very accurately.

  • Page 56: Starting A User Programme

    User programmes  Once you have entered the Starting a User programme programme name, select Save  Place the food in the oven. A message will appear in the display  Select User programmes  . confirming that the programme has been saved.

  • Page 57: Changing User Programmes

    User programmes Changing the name Changing User programmes  Select User programmes  . Changing cooking stages  Select Edit Cooking stages in an Automatic  Select Change programme programme that you have renamed as a User programme cannot be  Select the required programme. changed.

  • Page 58: Quick Mw

    Quick MW  Touch . If you touch the Quick MW sensor , the oven will start with a set microwave Touching this sensor repeatedly power level and duration, e.g. to reheat increases the duration in set stages. a drink. The cooking duration starts and the The maximum power level of 1000 W duration (time remaining) begins and a maximum duration of 1 minute...

  • Page 59: Popcorn

    Popcorn With the Popcorn sensor  the At the end of the cooking microwave starts with a set microwave duration power level and cooking duration. – Process finished appears in the The microwave power level is preset at display, 850 W and the duration at 2:45 minutes. –...

  • Page 60: Minute Minder + Alarm

    Minute minder + Alarm Using the  sensor, you can set a At the set alarm time minute minder duration to time any –  will flash next to the time in the activity in the kitchen, e.g. boiling eggs, display.

  • Page 61: Using The Minute Minder

    Minute minder + Alarm At the end of the minute minder time Using the minute minder  –  will flash in the display, The minute minder can be used to time other activities in the kitchen, – the time will count upwards, e.g. boiling eggs.

  • Page 62: General Notes On Steam Cooking

    General notes on steam cooking This section contains general Your own containers information. You will find more detailed You can also use your own containers. information about particular foods and However, please note the following: how to cook them in the other sections. –...

  • Page 63: Shelf Level

    General notes on steam cooking you set a temperature of 40 °C, no Shelf level steam will be produced because the You can select any shelf level for oven cavity is too warm. cooking containers and the rack. You can also cook on several levels at the Duration same time.

  • Page 64: Steam Cooking

    Steam cooking Shelf level Vegetables When cooking vegetables with a Fresh distinctive colour (e.g. beetroot) in a Prepare fresh vegetables in the usual perforated container at the same time way, i.e. wash, clean and cut them up. as cooking other foods in other containers, place the solid tray directly Frozen underneath the perforated container to...

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    Steam cooking The durations given in the charts for fresh vegetables are guidelines only. We recommend selecting the shorter cooking duration quoted to start with. If vegetables are not cooked sufficiently after the shorter time, they can be put back in the oven compartment and cooked some more.

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    Steam cooking  [min.] Vegetables Pumpkin, diced 4–8 Corn on the cob 10–15 Silverbeet, chopped 2–3 Capsicum, diced/cut into strips New potatoes, firm 20–25 Mushrooms Leek, chopped 2–4 Leek, stalks halved lengthways 4–6 Romanesco, whole 22–25 Romanesco, florets 5–7 Brussels sprouts 10–12 Beetroot, whole 50–60...

  • Page 67: Meat

    Steam cooking Useful tips Meat – Use a perforated container to retain Fresh the flavours when cooking meat. Prepare the meat in the usual way. Place a solid container underneath to catch the juices. You can use these to Frozen make a gravy or freeze them for later Meat should be thoroughly defrosted use.

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    Steam cooking The durations given in the chart are guidelines only. We recommend selecting the shorter cooking duration quoted to start with. If meat is not cooked sufficiently after the shorter time, it can be put back in the oven compartment and cooked some more.

  • Page 69: Sausages

    Steam cooking Sausages Fish Settings Fresh  | | ... Prepare fresh fish in the usual way, i.e. Automatic programmes Sausages Steam cooking clean, gut and fillet. Frozen  |  Oven functions Steam cooking Fish does not need to be fully defrosted Temperature: 90 °C before cooking.

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    Steam cooking Temperature – You can use any fish scraps, e.g. fish heads, bones, tails etc. to make a 85 °C – 90 °C fish stock. Place the fish scraps For gently cooking delicate types of together with some mixed vegetables fish, such as flounder.

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    Steam cooking The durations given in the chart are guidelines for fresh fish. We recommend selecting the shorter cooking duration quoted to start with. If the fish is not cooked sufficiently after the shorter time, it can be put back in the steam oven and cooked for longer.

  • Page 72: Shellfish

    Steam cooking Shellfish Preparation Defrost frozen shellfish before cooking with steam. Peel, remove and discard the intestines, and then wash the shellfish. Cooking containers If using a perforated container, grease it first or line it with baking paper. Duration The longer shellfish are cooked, the tougher they become. Use the cooking durations given in the chart.

  • Page 73: Mussels

    Steam cooking Mussels Fresh  Warning - danger of food poisoning! Only cook mussels which are closed. Do not eat mussels which have not opened after being cooked. Steep fresh mussels in water for a few hours before cooking to rinse out any sand. Then scrub the mussels thoroughly to clean them.

  • Page 74: Rice

    Steam cooking Rice Rice swells when cooked and needs to be cooked in liquid. The proportion of rice to liquid will vary depending on the type of rice. The rice absorbs all the liquid. Therefore none of the nutrients are lost. Settings ...

  • Page 75: Pasta / Noodles

    Steam cooking Pasta / Noodles Dry pasta and noodles Dry pasta and noodles swell when they are cooked and need to be cooked in liquid. The liquid must cover the pasta or noodles. Using hot liquid gives better results. Increase the cooking time stated by the manufacturer by approx. 1/3. Fresh pasta and noodles Fresh pasta and noodles, such as you can buy from the supermarket chilled counter, do not need to absorb water.

  • Page 76: European Dumplings

    Steam cooking European dumplings Ready-made dumplings in wrappers need to be covered completely with water. Otherwise they will not absorb enough water and will fall apart, even if steeped in water prior to cooking. Cook fresh dumplings in a greased, perforated container. Settings ...

  • Page 77: Grains

    Steam cooking Grains Grain swells when cooked and needs to be cooked in liquid. The proportion of grain to liquid will vary depending on the type of grain. Grain can be cooked whole or cracked. Settings  | | ... | Automatic programmes Grains Steam cooking...

  • Page 78: Dried Pulses

    Steam cooking Dried pulses Soak pulses for at least 10 hours in cold water before cooking. Soaking makes the pulses more digestible and shortens the cooking duration required. Soaked pulses must be covered with liquid during cooking. Lentils do not need to be soaked before cooking. With unsoaked pulses a certain ratio of pulses to liquid is required.

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    Steam cooking Unsoaked  [min.] Ratio Pulses : Liquid Beans Kidney beans 1 : 3 130–140 Azuki beans 1 : 3 95–105 Black beans 1 : 3 100–120 Borlotti beans 1 : 3 115–135 Haricot beans 1 : 3 80–90 Lentils Brown lentils 1 : 2 13–14 Red lentils 1 : 2 Peas Yellow split peas 1 : 3 110–130 Green peas, shelled...

  • Page 80: Hen's Eggs

    Steam cooking Hen's eggs Use a perforated container to prepare boiled eggs in the steam oven. The eggs do not need to be pierced before cooking as they are gradually warmed during the heating-up phase and so do not burst when they are cooked with steam.

  • Page 81: Fruit

    Steam cooking Fruit Cook fruit in a solid container so that none of the juice is lost. If you wish to cook fruit in a perforated container, place a solid container directly underneath it to collect the juice. Useful tip: You can use the collected juice to prepare a glaze for a fruit flan. Settings ...

  • Page 82: Menu Cooking - Manual

    Steam cooking Duration Menu cooking - manual If you increase the recommended Before cooking meals with the Menu temperature, shorten the cooking cooking function, switch off steam duration by approx. ¹/₃. reduction (see "Settings - Steam reduction"). Example: Menu cooking involves cooking various Rice 20 minutes foods with different cooking times in...

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    Steam cooking Procedure  Place the rice in the oven compartment first.  Set the first cooking duration: 14 minutes.  After 14 minutes, place the fish in the steam oven.  Set the second cooking duration: 2 minutes.  After 2 minutes, place the broccoli in the steam oven.

  • Page 84: Sous-vide (vacuum) Cooking

    Sous-vide (vacuum) cooking With this gentle cooking method, food Use only fresh food which is in a is cooked slowly and at a low, constant good condition. temperature in vacuum packaging. Ensure hygienic conditions and that food has not been out of the With vacuum cooking, no moisture refrigerator too long, e.g.

  • Page 85

    Sous-vide (vacuum) cooking – Cooking at a lower temperature and Important for a longer duration can result in For an optimum cooking result: increased residual water in the cooking compartment. This does not – Use fewer herbs and spices than for affect the cooking result.

  • Page 86: Useful Tips

    Sous-vide (vacuum) cooking – Use the brine or marinade of Useful tips vegetables, fish, or meat to make a – To reduce preparation times, you can sauce. vacuum food 1–2 days before – Serve the food on pre-warmed cooking. Store the vacuumed food in plates.

  • Page 87

    Sous-vide (vacuum) cooking Procedure Possible causes for poor results  Rinse the food with cold water and dry it. The vacuum bag has opened:  Place the food in a vacuum bag and – The weld seam was not clean or add spices or liquid if desired.

  • Page 88

    Sous-vide (vacuum) cooking Food Added in advance  [°C]  [min.] Sugar Salt Fish Blue eye trevalla/Ling fillet, 2.5 cm thick Salmon fillet, 3 cm thick Stargazer/Monkfish fillet Pikeperch fillet, 2 cm thick Vegetables Cauliflower florets, medium to large Hokkaido pumpkin, sliced Kohlrabi, sliced White asparagus, whole 22–27...

  • Page 89

    Sous-vide (vacuum) cooking Food Added in  [°C]  [min.] advance Sugar Salt Medium* Well- done* Meat Duck breast, whole Saddle of lamb (on the bone) Beef fillet steak, 4 cm thick Beef rump steak, 2.5 cm – thick Pork fillet, whole ...

  • Page 90: Reheating

    Sous-vide (vacuum) cooking Reheating Reheat brassica vegetables, e.g. kohlrabi and cauliflower, only in combination with a sauce. If reheated without a sauce, these vegetables can have an unpleasant aftertaste and may develop a grey-brown colour. Foods with a short cooking time and those which have a different degree of doneness when reheated, e.g.

  • Page 91

    Sous-vide (vacuum) cooking Chart for reheating food cooked using the sous-vide function  [°C] Food  [min.] well- medium done Meat Saddle of lamb (on the bone) Beef fillet steak, 4 cm thick Beef rump steak, 2.5 cm thick – Pork fillet, whole Vegetables Cauliflower florets, medium to large Kohlrabi, sliced...

  • Page 92: Special Applications

    Special applications – Reheat sauces separately. Reheating with steam Exceptions: Food that is prepared in Use the Sous-vide function to reheat sauces, e.g. goulash. food already cooked using this Procedure function (see "Sous-vide - Reheating").  Cover the food with a deep plate, a lid, or with clingfilm that is resistant to The steam oven is very effective at temperatures up to 100 °C and to...

  • Page 93: Defrosting With Steam

    Special applications Useful tips Defrosting with steam – Fish does not need to be fully It is much quicker to defrost items in the defrosted before cooking. Defrost so steam oven than at room temperature. that the surface is sufficiently thawed Temperature to take herbs and seasoning.

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    Special applications Food to be defrosted Quantity  [°C]  [min.]  [min.] Dairy products Sliced cheese 125 g Quark 250 g 20–25 10–15 Cream 250 g 20–25 10–15 Soft cheese 100 g 10–15 Fruit Apple sauce 250 g 20–25 10–15 Apple pieces 250 g...

  • Page 95

    Special applications Food to be defrosted Quantity  [°C]  [min.]  [min.] Stew 1000 g 50–60 10–15 Liver 250 g 20–25 10–15 Saddle of hare 500 g 30–40 10–15 Saddle of venison 1000 g 40–50 10–15 Schnitzel / Chops / Sausages 800 g 25–35 15–20...

  • Page 96: Bottling

    Special applications Fill volume Bottling Fill the glass jars with produce up to a Only use unblemished, fresh produce maximum of 3 cm below the rim. Do which is in good condition. not pack it down as this will damage Glass jars the cell walls of the produce.

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    Special applications Procedure  Place the rack on the lowest shelf level.  Place the jars on the rack (all the same size). Ensure that they do not touch one another. Settings  | Special applications Bottling  |  Oven functions Steam cooking Temperature: see chart...

  • Page 98

    Special applications  [°C]  [min.*] Food Meat Pre-cooked Roasted  Temperature /  Duration The times quoted are for 1.0 litre jars. If using 0.5 litre jars, reduce the duration by about 15 minutes. If using 0.25 litre jars, reduce the duration by about 20 minutes.

  • Page 99: Extracting Juice

    Special applications Procedure Extracting juice  Put the prepared fruit (cleaned, This appliance is ideal for extracting washed, chopped etc.) into a juice from soft, firm and hard fruit. perforated cooking container. It is best to use overripe fruit as the ...

  • Page 100: Menu Cooking

    Special applications After you have confirmed Start menu Menu cooking cooking , the display will tell you which You can cook up to three different types food to put in the oven. At the end of of food, e.g. fish with a side dish and the heating-up phase, the display will vegetables.

  • Page 101: Making Yoghurt

    Special applications Possible causes for poor results Making yoghurt Yoghurt is not set: To prepare yoghurt, you will need milk Incorrect storage of the yoghurt starter, and live culture or yoghurt starter too much time out of the refrigerator, powder, e.g. from a health food store. packaging was damaged, milk was Use natural yoghurt with live culture and insufficiently heated.

  • Page 102: Proving Yeast Dough

    Special applications Procedure Proving yeast dough  Mix 100 g yoghurt with 1 litre of milk Procedure or follow the instructions provided by  Prepare the dough according to the the manufacturer. recipe.  Pour the mixture into glass jars and  Place the covered bowl in a seal the jars.

  • Page 103: Dissolving Gelatine

    Special applications Dissolving gelatine Melting chocolate You can use the steam oven for melting Procedure any type of chocolate.  Gelatine leaves: Cover the gelatine leaves with cold water and leave to Procedure soak for 5 minutes. The gelatine  Break the chocolate into small leaves have to be fully covered with pieces.

  • Page 104: Skinning Fruit And Vegetables

    Special applications Skinning fruit and vegetables Preserving apples You can treat homegrown apples in the Procedure steam oven to increase the length of  Cut a cross in the top of tomatoes, time for which you can store them. nectarines etc. This will allow the skin Once treated, the apples will keep for 5 to be removed more easily.

  • Page 105: Blanching

    Special applications Blanching Sweating onions Blanch fruit and vegetables before Sweating means cooking the onions in freezing them. Blanching helps maintain their own juices, with the addition of a the quality of the produce when it is little fat if necessary. frozen.

  • Page 106: Rendering Fat

    Special applications Rendering fat Disinfecting items The bacon will not become brown. The steam oven will disinfect baby bottles and other containers so that at Procedure the end of the programme they are as germ free as they would have been if ...

  • Page 107: Heating Damp Towels

    Special applications Heating damp towels Preparing custard royale Procedure Procedure  Moisten towels and then roll them up.  Stir 6 eggs into 375 ml milk (do not beat into a foam).  Place them beside one another in a  Season the egg/milk mixture and perforated cooking container.

  • Page 108: Defrosting And Reheating In Combination Mode

    Special applications Defrosting and reheating in combination mode Food can be defrosted and reheated using a combination of steam and microwave power. To do this, you need to create your own User programme (see "User programmes"). Defrosting and reheating food using a combination of steam and microwave power has the advantage that food –...

  • Page 109: Microwave Defrosting And Reheating

    Microwave defrosting and reheating   Suitable for: Defrost 80 W Very delicate foods such as butter, cream and butter cream gateaux, cheese 150 W All other types of food Reheat 450 W Food for babies and children 600 W All types of food;...

  • Page 110

    Microwave defrosting and reheating Before defrosting and After defrosting followed by reheating reheating  Place food (including frozen) in a dish During the standing time the that is suitable for microwave use, temperature is distributed evenly in the and cover it. food.

  • Page 111

    Microwave defrosting and reheating Tips on reheating  Danger of burning! Food for babies and children must not be too hot. Only heat food for babies and children for 30–60 seconds at 450 W. Pressure can build up when reheating in sealed containers, jars or bottles, causing them to explode.

  • Page 112: Charts For Defrosting And Reheating Food

    Microwave defrosting and reheating Notes Defrosting large quantities of food at Put the food to be defrosted in a once, e.g. 2 kg fish microwave safe dish and place it on the condensate tray. Reheating food Always cover food when reheating it, except when reheating meat/fish coated in breadcrumbs.

  • Page 113

    Microwave defrosting and reheating Chart for defrosting food  [W]  [min.] * [min.] Quantity Dairy products Cream 250ml 10–13 10–15 Butter 250 g 12–14 5–10 Cheese slices 250 g 16–18 10–15 Milk 500ml 22–24 10–15 Quark 250 g 12–14 10–15 Cakes/Biscuits Sand cake (1 slice)

  • Page 114

    Microwave defrosting and reheating  [W]  [min.] * [min.] Quantity Asparagus 250 g 8–12 10–15 Beans 500 g 13–18 10–15 Red cabbage 500 g 20–25 10–15 Spinach 300 g 12–14 10–15  Microwave power /  Defrosting duration /  Standing time * Allow the food to stand at room temperature for a few minutes to enable the heat to spread evenly throughout the food.

  • Page 115: Chart For Reheating Food

    Microwave defrosting and reheating Chart for reheating food  [W]  [min.] Quantity  [min.] Drinks Coffee, drinking temperature 60–65 °C 1 cup (200 ml) 1000 1:00–1:10 – Milk, drinking temperature 60–65 °C 1 cup (200 ml) 1000 – 1:20–1:40 Water, bringing to the boil 1 cup (125 ml) 1000...

  • Page 116: Settings

    Settings Calling up the "Settings" menu From the main menu:  Select  Settings You can check them or change them. Settings cannot be altered while a cooking programme is in progress. Changing and saving settings  Select  Settings ...

  • Page 117: Settings Overview

    Settings Settings overview Menu option Possible settings Language  ... / deutsch english / ... Country Time Display Night dimming Clock type Analogue Digital Clock format 24 h 12 h (am/pm) Date Lighting On for 15 seconds Start screen Main menu Oven functions Automatic programmes Special applications...

  • Page 118

    Settings Menu option Possible settings Safety System lock  Sensor lock Water hardness Soft Medium Hard  * Showroom programme Demo mode Factory default Settings User programmes MW power levels Recommended temperatures MyMiele Factory default...

  • Page 119: Language

    – Synchronise This menu option only appears if you The display is switched off to save are connected to the Miele@home energy. The steam oven has to be system (available in selected countries switched on before you can use it.

  • Page 120: Date

    Settings Date Volume Set the date. Buzzer tones The volume setting is represented by a When the steam oven is switched off, bar with seven segments. the date will only appear in the display Time  | Clock type  | Digital is selected.

  • Page 121: Units

    Settings Units Quick MW The maximum preset power level is Weight 1000 W with a duration of 1 minute. – – Power level Weight in Automatic programmes is The following power levels can be set using grams. selected: 80 W, 150 W, 300 W, –...

  • Page 122: Keeping Warm Function

    Settings Microwave Keeping warm function – Please note that delicate food, especially fish, can continue cooking The keeping warm function is whilst being kept warm. activated as standard with the Microwave  function if a power Steam cooking level of at least 450 W and a cooking duration of at least 10 minutes is –...

  • Page 123: Steam Reduction

    Settings Steam reduction Recommended temperatures – If you frequently cook with different temperatures, it makes sense to change If a temperature above approx. 80 °C the recommended temperatures. was used for cooking, shortly before the end of the cooking duration the Once an option has been selected, the door of the steam oven will function or special application will...

  • Page 124: Safety

    Settings Sensor lock Safety The sensor lock prevents a cooking System lock  process being switched off or changed The system lock prevents the appliance while it is running. Once activated, the being switched on by mistake. sensors are locked a few seconds after a programme has started.

  • Page 125: Water Hardness

    Settings Water hardness Showroom programme The water hardness level of the steam This function enables the steam oven to oven is set to Hard at the factory. For be demonstrated in showrooms without trouble-free operation of the steam heating up. It should not be set for oven, and to ensure that it is descaled domestic use.

  • Page 126: Factory Default Settings

    Settings Factory default settings – Settings Any settings that you have altered will be reset to the factory default setting. – User programmes All user programmes will be deleted. – MW power levels Power levels which have been changed will be reset to the factory default settings.

  • Page 127: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Notes on cleaning and care Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to  Danger of injury! deterioration of the surface that The steam from a steam cleaning could adversely affect the life of the appliance could reach electrical appliance and result in a hazardous components and cause a short...

  • Page 128: Appliance Front

    Cleaning and care Unsuitable cleaning agents Appliance front  Clean the front of the appliance with To avoid damaging the surfaces of your appliance, do not use: a solution of warm water and a little washing-up liquid applied with a –...

  • Page 129: Water Container

    Cleaning and care Water container Shelf runners  Remove and empty the water The shelf runners are suitable for container after each steam cooking cleaning in a dishwasher. process. Take out the spill guard before emptying.  Rinse the water container by hand and then dry it to prevent limescale building up.

  • Page 130: Maintenance

    Cleaning and care Descaling  The shelf runners fit into plastic bushes. Check the bushes carefully We recommend using Miele descaling for damage. If the bushes are tablets for descaling the appliance damaged, do not use any microwave (see "Optional accessories"). These...

  • Page 131

    Take out the spill guard  Fill the water container with cold fresh before emptying. tap water up to the level marker  and drop 2 Miele descaling tablets in  Dry the water container and the oven interior.  Push the water container into the ...

  • Page 132: Problem Solving Guide

    Problem solving guide With the aid of the following guide, minor problems can be easily corrected without contacting Miele. If, after reading this guide, you can't remedy the problem yourself, please call Miele (see back cover for details). Please note, however, that a call-out charge will be applied to unnecessary service visits where the problem could have been rectified as described in these operating instructions.

  • Page 133

    The door seal is damaged, e.g. cracked. usually. The door seal needs to be replaced.  Call Miele.  Do not use any microwave functions until the door seal has been replaced. A whistling sound is...

  • Page 134

    The oven interior was too warm and/or too damp. popcorn has popped on The cooking duration was too short. the Popcorn   See "Popcorn". function. The oven lighting The lamp needs to be replaced. doesn't come on.  Call Miele to have the lamp replaced.

  • Page 135

    Communication fault  Switch the steam oven off and then back on again after a few minutes.  If the same message appears again, call Miele. and other fault codes Technical fault.  Switch the appliance off and call Miele.

  • Page 136: Optional Accessories

    These can be ordered online at: Gross capacity 2.2 litres / www.miele.com.au or www.miele.co.nz Useable capacity 1.6 litres or from Miele (see end of this booklet 375 x 197 x 40 mm (W x D x H) for contact details). DGG 1/1-40L...

  • Page 137: Cleaning And Care Products

    Descaling tablets (Qty 6) DMGS 1/1-30L Glass condensate tray For descaling the appliance For catching excess moisture in Steam Original Miele all purpose microfibre cooking mode. cloth Always place food or containers on this tray when using microwave power. 375 x 394 x 30 mm (W x D x H) DMSR 1/1L Removes finger marks and light soiling.

  • Page 138: Safety Instructions For Installation

    Safety instructions for installation  Incorrect installation can result in personal injury and damage to property.  Before connecting the appliance to the mains supply, ensure that the connection data on the data plate (voltage and frequency) match the mains electricity supply. This data must correspond in order to avoid the risk of damage to the appliance.

  • Page 139: Detailed Dimensions Of Oven Front

    Detailed dimensions of oven front PureLine front ContourLine front * Glass front / ** Metal front...

  • Page 140: Building-in Dimensions

    Building-in dimensions Installation in a tall unit a Steam oven b Niche c Inlet for mains connection cable to the appliance d Recommended position for electrical socket. Important: Do not position directly behind the appliance. e Mains connection cable, L = 2000 mm * Glass front / ** Metal front...

  • Page 141: Installation In A Base Unit

    Building-in dimensions Installation in a base unit a Steam oven b Niche c Inlet for mains connection cable to the appliance d Recommended position for electrical socket. Important: Do not position directly behind the appliance. e Mains connection cable, L = 2000 mm * Glass front / ** Metal front...

  • Page 142: Installation

    Installation Installing the steam oven A malfunction can occur if the appliance is not correctly aligned. For correct functioning of the steam generator, please make sure that the appliance is horizontally level. The maximum deviation tolerated is 2°.  Push the appliance into position in the niche and align it.

  • Page 143: Electrical Connection

    The voltage and rated load are given on  Danger of injury! the data plate. Please ensure these Miele cannot be held liable for match the household mains supply. unauthorised installation, maintenance and repair work as this Residual current device can be dangerous to users.

  • Page 144

    If the mains cable needs to be replaced, it must be replaced with a special connection cable, type H 05 VV-F (PVC insulated), available from Miele, in order to avoid a hazard.

  • Page 145: After Sales Service, Data Plate, Warranty

    After sales service, data plate, warranty After sales service In the event of any faults which you cannot easily remedy, please contact Miele. See back of this booklet for contact details. Please quote the model and serial number of your appliance when contacting Miele.

  • Page 146: Copyright And Licences

    Copyright and licences Miele utilises software for the operation and control of the appliance. The copyright authorisation of Miele and other software providers (e.g. Adobe) is to be respected at all times. Miele and its providers reserve all rights to software components.

  • Page 147

    Miele Experience Centre South Melbourne: Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011 206-210 Coventry Street South Melbourne, VIC 3205 Miele Experience Centre Auckland: Miele Experience Centre and Office Sydney: 8 College Hill 3 Skyline Place Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011 Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086 Telephone:...

  • Page 148

    DGM 6800  en-AU, NZ M.-Nr. 10 231 330 / 01...

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