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Zanussi ZHM 868 Instruction Booklet

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  • Page 1: Double Oven

  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION These warnings are provided in the interests of your safety. Ensure that you understand them all before installing or using the cooker. Your safety is of paramount importance. If you are unsure about any of the meanings of these warnings contact the Customer Care Department.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS FOR THE USER Important Safety Information Description of the cooker Getting to Know Your Oven The Cooling Fan for the Controls Control Panel Indicator Neons Before Using The Cooker Rating Plate When First Switching On Condensation and Steam Cookware The Trivet Grill and Oven Furniture The Electronic Timer...
  • Page 4 FOR THE INSTALLER Technical Details Things You Need to Know Warnings Choice of Electrical Connection Things to Note Preparing Cabinet for Fitting Oven How to Finish Unpacking Making the Electrical Connections To Remove Cover of Mains Terminal Connecting to the Mains Terminal Checking Electrical Connections Connecting to a Hob or Cooker Point Fitting Between Cabinets...
  • Page 5: Description Of The Cooker

    DESCRIPTION OF THE COOKER Built in electric double oven WARNING: THIS COOKER MUST BE EARTHED Your built in cooker comprises of a conventional oven and dual grill in the top compartment. The top oven is convenient and economical for mid week use because of its size. The Multifunction main oven is the larger of the two ovens.
  • Page 6: Getting To Know Your Oven

    GETTING TO KNOW YOUR OVEN The Control Panel Dual Grill Control Top Oven Temperature Control Main Oven Temperature Control Multifunction Selector Fan Oven Conventional Oven Zoned Oven Defrost Oven Clean Thermal Grilling Oven Light Electronic Timer Grill Indicator Neon Top Oven Indicator Neon Main Oven Indicator Neon Selector Indicator Neon...
  • Page 7: The Cooling Fan For The Controls

    THE COOLING FAN FOR THE CONTROLS Your cooker has a cooling fan fitted behind the controls to prevent them from overheating. The cooling fan will come on immediately when the grill control and Multifunction Selector control are switched on. The cooling fan may come on after a short time when the top oven is in use.
  • Page 8: Before Using The Cooker

    BEFORE USING THE COOKER WHEN FIRST SWITCHING ON The timer must be set to manual operation before the Multifunction main oven can be operated. This must be done whenever the cooker is switched off at the wall or when there has been a power failure.
  • Page 9: Cookware

    COOKWARE Baking trays, dishes etc., should not be placed directly against the grid covering the fan at the back of the oven. Do not use baking trays larger than 30cm x 35cm (12" x 14") as they will restrict the circulation of heat and may affect performance.
  • Page 10: Grill And Oven Furniture

    GRILL AND OVEN FURNITURE The following items of oven furniture have been supplied with the cooker. 1 grill pan 1 grill pan handle 1 grill pan grid 1 trivet 1 meat tin 2 shelves for main oven cooking 1 shelf for grilling and top oven cooking Scuffing of the Stayclean sides and back panel by the oven furniture pack...
  • Page 11: The Electronic Timer

    THE ELECTRONIC TIMER The electronic timer can indicate the time of day, operate minute automatically time the Multifunction main oven. A Auto Symbol ( automatic cooking) Bell Symbol ( minute minder) Cookpot Symbol ( manual cooking) Please note that this is a 24 hour clock, for example 2pm is shown as 14.00.
  • Page 12 AUTOMATIC TIMER CONTROL The automatic timer can be used with the Multifunction main oven only. TO SWITCH THE MULTI- FUNCTION OVEN ON AND OFF AUTOMATICALLY 1. Ensure the clock is showing the correct time of day. 2. Place food in the multifunction oven. 3.
  • Page 13 5. Turn oven control temperature and select the required function using the multifunction selector. The clock will work out what time the oven will switch itself on and will switch the oven off at the end. An audible signal will sound when cooking is complete.
  • Page 14 At the end of the cooktime the oven will switch off, the alarm will sound and the auto symbol will flash. 5. To cancel and return to manual operation press buttons together. 6. Turn off the oven temperature control and Multifunction selector.
  • Page 15: The Dual Grill

    THE DUAL GRILL WARNING - Accessible parts become hot when the grill is in use. Keep children away. USES OF THE GRILL grill situated compartment. The grill is a dual circuit grill which means that the full area of the grill or the centre section only can be used.
  • Page 16: The Grill Pan And Handle

    THE GRILL PAN AND HANDLE The grill pan has a removable handle. To insert the handle, press the button on the handle with the thumb and pivot the handle slightly upwards inserting the lip into widest part of the bracket. Move the handle towards the left, lower into position and release the button.
  • Page 17 The grill pan grid is reversible. This is useful if you want to cook foods of varying thickness. As a general rule, bread for toasting should be placed on the grid in the ' high ' position in the grill pan. Foods such as chicken pieces or chops may be grilled using the grilling grid in the low position.
  • Page 18: Grilling Chart

    GRILLING CHART The chart below gives recommended cooking times and shelf positions. Remember that these are a guide and should be adjusted to suit personal taste. Note Shelf positions are counted from the bottom upwards. FOOD Bacon Rashers Beefburgers Chicken Joints Chops - Lamb - Pork Fish - Whole Trout / Herring...
  • Page 19: The Top Oven

    THE TOP OVEN USES OF THE TOP OVEN The top oven is the smaller of the two ovens. The top oven is a conventional oven i.e. without a fan. It is convenient where smaller quantities or convenience foods are being cooked. It is important to refer to the top oven cooking chart as a guide to shelf positions and temperatures as these may differ from previous cookers you...
  • Page 20: Hints And Tips

    HINTS AND TIPS Use the top oven when you want to warm plates. Use a setting of 80°C - 100°C on the oven temperature control. You can only cook on one shelf when using the top oven. For the best results food should be placed in the centre of the oven.
  • Page 21: Top Oven Cooking Chart

    When roasting we recommend that you use the trivet in the meat tin. Fat and meat juices will drain into the meat tin below and can be used to make gravy. The trivet also prevents splashes of fat from soiling the oven interior. Note.
  • Page 22: The Fan Oven

    THE FAN OVEN USES OF THE FAN OVEN The fan oven is particularly suitable for cooking larger quantities of food. The advantages of fan oven cooking are: PREHEATING The fan oven quickly reaches its temperature so it not usually necessary to preheat the oven. Without preheating however you may need to add an extra 5 - 10 minutes on the recommended cooking times.
  • Page 23: To Fit The Main Oven Shelves

    TO FIT THE MAIN OVEN SHELVES The shelves should be fitted with the straight rods uppermost on the frame and the forms towards the back of the oven. If not fitted correctly the anti-tilt and safety stop mechanism will be affected. HINTS AND TIPS Arrange the shelves in the required positions before switching the oven on.
  • Page 24: The Conventional Oven

    THE CONVENTIONAL OVEN USES OF THE CONVENTIONAL OVEN This form of cooking gives you the opportunity to cook without the fan in operation. It is particularly suitable for dishes which require extra base browning such as pizzas, quiches and flans. Gratin's, lasagne and hotpots which require extra top browning also cook well in the conventional oven.
  • Page 25: Hints And Tips

    HINTS AND TIPS The middle shelf allows for the best heat distribution. To increase base browning simply lower the shelf position. To increase top browning, raise the shelf position. The material and finish of the baking trays and dishes used will affect base browning. Enamelware, dark heavy or non-stick utensils increase base...
  • Page 26: The Zoned Oven

    THE ZONED OVEN USES OF THE ZONED OVEN This form of cooking is similar to a gas oven where the top of the oven is hotter than the bottom. As there is a difference of up to 30°C between the top and bottom of the oven this feature is especially useful for dishes requiring different temperatures at the same time making it ideal for cooking a complete meal on two...
  • Page 27: Hints And Tips

    HINTS AND TIPS Remember that the top of the oven is hotter than the bottom. The approximate difference in temperature between the top and the bottom is 30°C. If a higher shelf position is used than is recommended in the chart on page 28 it may necessary lower cooking...
  • Page 28: Multifunction Oven Cooking Chart

    MULTIFUNCTION OVEN COOKING CHART The oven temperatures are intended as a guide only. It may be necessary to increase or decrease the temperatures by a further 10°C to suit individual preferences and requirements. Note: Shelf positions are counted from the bottom of the oven. FOOD Viennese Biscuits Bread...
  • Page 29: Defrost Feature

    DEFROST FEATURE USES OF DEFROST FEATURE This main oven function enables you to defrost most foods without heat faster than some conventional methods circulates air around the food. It is particularly suitable for delicate frozen foods which are to be served cold e.g. cream filled gateaux, cakes covered with icings or frostings, cheesecakes, biscuits, scones etc.
  • Page 30 A 1kg/2¼lb oven ready chicken will be thawed in approximately 5 hours. Remove the giblets as soon as possible during the thawing process. Joints of meat up to 2kg/4½lb in weight can be thawed using the defrost function. All joints of meat and poultry must be thawed thoroughly before cooking.
  • Page 31: Thermal Grilling

    THERMAL GRILLING USES OF THERMAL GRILLING Thermal grilling in the main oven offers an alternative method of cooking food items normally associated with conventional grilling. Thermal grilling helps to minimise cooking smells in the kitchen and allows you to grill with the oven door closed.
  • Page 32: Things To Note

    THINGS TO NOTE The main oven indicator neon will glow until oven reached desired temperature and then go out. It will turn on and off showing that the oven temperature is being maintained. Selector indicator neon will glow throughout cooking. The oven fan will operate continually during thermal grilling.
  • Page 33 Foods will cook more quickly the closer they are to the grill element and the higher the temperatures selected. Be prepared to adjust temperatures and shelf positions during cooking if necessary. Turn food over during cooking as necessary. Ensure that ready prepared or cooked chilled dishes e.g.
  • Page 34: Thermal Grilling Chart

    THERMAL GRILLING CHART Note: Shelf positions are counted from the bottom of the oven upwards. The times quoted above are given as a guide and should be adjusted to suit personal taste. FOOD Bacon Rashers Beefburgers Chicken Joints Chops - Lamb - Pork Fish - Whole Trout / Mackerel Fillets - Plaice / Cod...
  • Page 35: Care And Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING Before cleaning the cooker always allow the cooling fan for the controls to cool the cooker down before switching off the electricity supply. CLEANING MATERIALS Before using any cleaning materials on your cooker, check that they are suitable and that their use is recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Page 36: Cleaning The Outer And Inner Door Glass Panels

    CLEANING THE OUTER AND INNER DOOR GLASS PANELS To prevent damaging or weakening the door glass panels avoid the use of the following: Household detergents and bleaches Impregnated pads unsuitable for non-stick saucepans Brillo/Ajax pads or steel wool pads Chemical oven pads or aerosols Rust removers Bath/Sink stain removers outer...
  • Page 37: Cleaning The Main Oven

    TO REPLACE THE OUTER DOOR GLASS 1. Holding the door glass panel with both hands, gently place the locators into the holes of the brackets at the bottom of the oven door. 2. Holding the door glass with your left hand, use your right hand to open the oven door.
  • Page 38: Cleaning The Grill / Top Oven Compartment

    CLEANING THE GRILL / TOP OVEN COMPARTMENT The grill / top oven compartment base, sides and back panel can be cleaned using oven cleaners or aerosol oven cleaners with care. Ensure that the manufacturers instructions are followed and that all parts are well rinsed afterwards.
  • Page 39: Cleaning The Shelves, Wirework Runners And Oven Furniture

    CLEANING SHELVES, WIREWORK RUNNERS AND OVEN FURNITURE Soak the oven shelves, wirework runners and grilling grid in hot soapy water if heavily soiled, they will then clean more easily. If the shelves are heavily soiled a soap impregnated steel wool pad can be used. The grill pan, meat tin and trivet can be cleaned using a soap impregnated steel wool pad.
  • Page 40: Oven Clean Feature

    OVEN CLEAN FEATURE USES OF OVEN CLEAN The main oven top, sides and back panel are coated with a Stayclean finish. During normal use the Stayclean coating on the oven interior will become splashed with fats and food residues. When Oven Clean is selected, the Stayclean surfaces burn off any soilage.
  • Page 41: Hints And Tips

    HINTS AND TIPS Slight discolouration and polishing of the Stayclean surfaces may occur in time, but this will affect their self cleaning properties. A good time to use the oven clean function is after the weekly roast. If you do a lot of roasting and very little baking you should follow the cleaning cycle every week.
  • Page 42: The Oven Light

    THE OVEN LIGHT The oven light illuminates the oven when the Selector is turned to This is useful for improving visibility when cleaning the oven base. REPLACING AN OVEN LIGHT BULB Isolate the cooker from the electricity supply before replacing the bulb. The type of bulb required is a 300°C, 25 watt small Edison Screw.
  • Page 43: If Something Doesn't Work

    IF SOMETHING DOESN'T WORK Please carry out the following checks on your cooker before calling a Service Engineer. It may be that the problem is a simple one which you can solve yourself without the expense of a service call. If our Service Engineer finds that the problem is listed below you will be charged for the call whether or not the cooker is under guarantee.
  • Page 44 The oven fan is noisy The oven temperature is too high or low Check that the oven is level. Check that shelves and bakeware are not vibrating in contact with the oven back panel. Check that the recommended temperatures and shelf positions are being used.
  • Page 45: Guarantee Conditions

    Standard guarantee conditions We, Zanussi, undertake that if within 24 months of the date of the purchase this Zanussi appliance or any part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at...
  • Page 46: Service And Spare Parts

    Zanussi Service Force Centre. CUSTOMER CARE DEPARTMENT For general enquiries concerning your Zanussi cooker or further information on Zanussi products, you are invited to contact our Customer Care Department by letter or telephone as follows: Customer Care Department...
  • Page 47: Technical Details

    TECHNICAL DETAILS Voltage: 230\240 Volts AC 50Hz Loading Info: Top Oven* 1.7kW Dual Grill: 2.8kW Base Element: 1.0kW Main Oven Fan Element: 2.5kW Fan Motor: 0.03kW Oven Light: 0.05kW Wattage: 5.3\5.8kW Height: 720 mm Width: 593 mm Depth: 585 mm (excluding handles and knobs) * Cannot be used at the same time as the grill element.
  • Page 48: Things You Need To Know

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW WARNINGS: WARNINGS: This cooker must be installed by a qualified electrician/competent person. Safety may be impaired if installation is not carried out in accordance with these instructions. This cooker must be earthed. Do not remove the screws from the earth tab extending from the oven mains terminal block (Fig.
  • Page 49: Things To Note

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS NOTE: It is good practice to: Fit an Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker to your house wiring. Wire your appliance to the latest IEE regulations. THINGS TO NOTE This cooker is designed to be fitted between cabinets with the recommended dimensions as shown in Fig.
  • Page 50: Preparing Cabinet For Fitting Oven

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS PREPARING CABINET FOR FITTING OVEN Make sure the space between the cabinets is the correct size for the appliance to be fitted (Ref. Fig. 5 & 6). The plinth board spanning the space into which the appliance is to be installed should be removed.
  • Page 51: How To Finish Unpacking

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Check that the mounting brackets are level. They can be adjusted if necessary by using the extra holes at the ends of the brackets. Once the brackets are level, drill a pilot hole through the central hole in the bracket and fit the remaining screw HOW TO FINISH UNPACKING Place packed cooker next to the space in...
  • Page 52: Making The Electrical Connections

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO REMOVE COVER OF MAINS TERMINAL From the rear of the cooker, remove mains input terminal cover to gain access to terminal block. First remove retaining screw with pozidrive screwdriver. See Fig. 9. Prise cover loose using screwdriver in position (1) then lever off with screwdriver in position (2) at either side.
  • Page 53: Connecting To The Mains Terminal

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS CONNECTING TO THE MAINS TERMINAL Warning: This cooker must be earthed. We recommend you use a new length of twin core and earthed cable to ensure your safety. Make connection as shown in Fig. 12 by proceeding as follows:- Preform wires to the appropriate shape to suit fitting into the mains terminal block.
  • Page 54: Checking Electrical Connections

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS CHECKING ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS Confirm the cooker is correctly connected by switching on and observing the various oven functions indicators. The electronic timer will flash on and off. CONNECTING TO A HOB OR COOKER POINT Either follow in general terms the instructions for connecting to the terminal block or refer to the hob suppliers installation instructions.
  • Page 55: Fitting Between Cabinets

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FITTING INTO THE SPACE BETWEEN CABINETS IMPORTANT: Ensure that the oven is switched off at the wall before any further work is carried out. Ensure the cooker is in front of the cabinet. See Fig. 13. Take out all oven furniture before installation to reduce the weight you need to lift.
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  • Page 60: Rating Plate Reference

    This handbook is accurate at the date of printing, but will be superseded and should be disregarded if specifications or appearance are changed. Zanussi, Zanussi House, Hambridge Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5EP. Telephone (01635) 521313 PART NO: 311462902...