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AEG COMPETENCE E3100-1 Operating Instructions Manual

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The Versatile Built-In Oven
Operating Instructions


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  • Page 1 COMPETENCE E3100-1 The Versatile Built-In Oven Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2: Dear Customer

    Dear Customer, Please read these operating instructions carefully. In particular please note the "Safety"“ section on the first pages. Please retain these operating instructions for later reference and pass them on to any future owners of the appliance. The warning triangle and/or key words (Warning!, Caution!, Important!) highlight information that is important for your safety or the function of the appliance.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety Instructions ..........Disposal .
  • Page 4 Defrosting ........... . . 37 Defrosting table .
  • Page 5: Safety Instructions

    Where damage occurs the warranty will not apply if this instruction has not been adhered to. The safety features of AEG electrical appliances comply with recognised technical standards and the German law covering equipment safety. However, as manufacturers we also believe it is our responsibility to familiarise you with the following safety instructions.
  • Page 6: Intended Use

    Intended Use • This appliance is intended to be used for cooking, frying and baking food in the home and must not be used for any other purpose. • Only use the appliance to prepare food. • Do not use the oven as a room heater. To Avoid Damaging Your Appliance •...
  • Page 7: Disposal

    • You can obtain information about collection dates or public refuse disposal sites from your local refuse department or council. • You can also take the appliance to your AEG dealer; they will dispose of it for you for a small contribution towards the costs.
  • Page 8: Appliance Assembly

    Appliance Assembly Control Panel The rotary switches used to operate the oven and rings can be read from above. Oven functions Rotary switch used for selecting the required oven function. Temperature selection Rotary switch for selecting the required oven temperature. Oven power indicator The yellow oven power indicator comes on as soon as the oven or rings are switched on.
  • Page 9: Clock Functions

    Clock Functions Your appliance has a programmable clock by which you can see the time, use the countdown timer as an "egg-timer“ or set baking and roasting times using the automatic functions. Time The current time is shown in the display window provided no other clock function has been selected.
  • Page 10: Oven Features

    Oven Features Shelf positions There is a shelf support rail on both sides of the oven, with 5 shelf posi- tions on which to insert the acces- sories. Anti-tip device All slide-in units are fitted with an anti-tip device to prevent them being pulled out of the oven unin- tentionally.
  • Page 11: Oven Accessories

    Oven Accessories The following parts are supplied with the oven: Combination shelf For dishes, cake tins, items for roasting and grilling Universal baking tray For moist cakes, roasts or asa baking tray or as a container to catch fat...
  • Page 12: Oven Functions

    Oven Functions The oven has the following functions: H Hot air Hot air is particularly suitable for baking biscuits on 2 levels at the same time. The oven temperatures are usually 20-40 °C lower than with conven- tional. Top and bottom heat are used. In addition, a fan in the rear wall of the oven ensures constant circulation of hot air within the oven compart- ment.
  • Page 13 I Rotitherm Rotitherm is particularly suitable for roasting larger joints of meat or poultry on one level. The function is suitable for browning gratin dis- hes and crisping toppings. The grill heating element and the fan operate alternately.
  • Page 14: Before Using For The First Time

    Before Using for the First Time Initial Cleaning Before using the oven for the first time you should clean it thoroughly. You can switch on the oven light to make cleaning easier. 1. Turn the oven function switch to Oven Lighting . 2.
  • Page 15: Set The Time

    Set the Time The oven will only operate when the time has been set. When the power supply is switched on, or after a power failure, the function indicator flashes on the clock display D. 1. Using buttons + or - set the cur- rent time.
  • Page 16: Resetting The Time

    Resetting the Time Press button b until the function indicator flashes on the clock display D . 3. Using buttons + or - set the cur- rent time. 4. Wait for 5 seconds. The flashing will stop and the set time will be displayed in the display window.
  • Page 17: Using The Rings

    Using the Rings Also refer to the operating instructions for your built-in cooking unit. It contains important information on ovenware, operation, cleaning and care. Heat settings • Within the range of settings 1-9, it is possible to select 14 heat set- tings (including intermediate positions).
  • Page 18: Cooking With The Rings

    Cooking with the Rings 1. Select a high heat setting to boil/fry. 2. As soon as steam appears or the fat is hot, lower the setting to the required position to continue cooking. 3. To stop cooking, turn back to the zero position.
  • Page 19: Using The Oven

    Using the Oven Positioning the Shelf Unit and the Universal Baking Tray All slide-in units have a small bulge on the left and right. This bulge serves as an anti-tip device and must always point downwards. Inserting shelf unit Insert the shelf unit with both guide rails pointing upwards.
  • Page 20: Switching The Oven On And Off

    Switching the Oven On and Off 1. Turn the "Oven Functions“ switch to select the required function. 2. Turn the "Temperature Selection“ switch to set the required tempera- ture. 3. The yellow oven power indicator will come on while the oven or rings are in use.
  • Page 21: Using The Automatic Function

    Using the Automatic Function The required oven function and temperature can be selected before or after setting the automatic function. You can select the following functions: Cook time < Using the cook time < function you can set the time for which the oven is required to operate.
  • Page 22 End time > Using the end time function > you can set the oven to switch off automatically. 1. Keep pressing the button ] until the end time function indicator > flashes. 2. Using the + or - buttons set the time at which you require the oven to switch off.
  • Page 23 Cook time < and end time > combined Cook time < and end time > can be used simultaneously if the oven is required to switch on and off automatically at a later time . 1. Using the cook time function < set the time for which the dish is requi- red to cook.
  • Page 24: Countdown

    Countdown At the end of the countdown ] an acoustic signal will sound. 1. Keep pressing button ] until the countdown function indicator ] flashes. 2. Using buttons + or - set the required countdown. (Max. 2 hours and 30 minutes.) 3.
  • Page 25: Uses, Tables And Tips

    Uses, Tables and Tips Cooking The information given in the following tables is for guidance. The switch setting required for cooking depends on the quality of the pans and the type and quantity of food. Settings for Cooking on the Rings Cooking/ Switch Continuation...
  • Page 26: Baking

    Baking For baking use the hot air H oven function or conventional O . Baking tins • When using conventional heat O coated baking tins or tins made of dark metal are most suitable. • For hot air H baking tins made of light metal are also suitable. Shelf positions •...
  • Page 27 General information • Always count the shelf positions from the bottom upwards. • Insert baking sheets with the bevelled edge to the front! • Always place cake tins in the middle of the shelf. • You can also bake with two tins at the same time using conventional O or hot air H .
  • Page 28: Baking Table

    Baking Table Type of Cake or Pastry Baking in tins Ring-shaped or pudding-bowl shaped cakes Madeira cake/ king cake Sponge cake Shortcrust pastry flan base Sponge flan base Covered apple flan Savoury flan (e.g., quiche lorraine) Cheesecake Baking on baking trays Plaited roll/ring Fruit loaf Bread (rye bread) initially...
  • Page 29 Type of Cake or Pastry Fruit flan (with a yeast dough/sponge base) Fruit flan with shortcrust pastry base Tarts baked with delicate fillings (e.g., curd cheese, cream.) Pizza (with deep topping) Pizza (thin) Unleavened Bread Flat sweet or savoury pies Biscuits Shortbread biscuits Small piped biscuits...
  • Page 30: Tips For Baking

    Tips for Baking To tell if your cake is cooked through The cake collapses (is sticky, not properly cooked through, water marks) The cake is undercooked at the bottom Cake with moist topping/ cheesecake is not cooked through Push a wooden skewer into the highest point of the cake.
  • Page 31: Table For Soufflés And Dishes Au Gratin

    Table for Soufflés and Dishes Au Gratin Conventional O Shelf Position from Bottom Pasta bake Lasagne Vegetables au gratin Pizza baguettes Sweet soufflés Fish pies Stuffed vegetables 1) Pre-heat the oven. Information printed in bold type indicates the preferred oven function for the dish concerned.
  • Page 32: Roasting

    Roasting Use the rotitherm I oven function or conventional O when roasting. Ovenware for roasting • Any heat-resistant dish is suitable for roasting. • If the dish has plastic handles, check that they are heat-resistant. • Large joints can be roasted directly in the universal baking tray or on the shelf unit with the baking tray placed below (e.g., turkey, goose, 3-4 chickens, 3-4 knuckles of veal.) •...
  • Page 33 Notes on the roasting tables Information is given in the table on suitable oven functions, tempera- ture settings, cooking times and shelf positions for various types of meat. The cooking times are only for guidance. • We recommend that only meat and fish with a minimum weight of 1kg should be roasted or baked in the oven.
  • Page 34: Table For Roasting

    Table for Roasting Type of Meat Quantity Weight Beef Pot roast 1-1.5 kg Roast beef or fil- per cm of - red inside thickness per cm of - pink inside thickness per cm of - cooked through thickness Pork Shoulder, neck 1-1.5 kg ham joint Chop, smoked...
  • Page 35 Type of Meat Quantity Weight Game Whole piece of hare, up to 1 haunch or jointed hare Saddle of venison 1.5-2 kg Haunch of venison 1.5-2 kg Poultry Portions of poul- 200- 4-6 portions 250g Half chicken por- tions 400-500 2-4 portions Chicken, 1-1.5 kg...
  • Page 36: Grilling

    Grilling To grill, use oven function Z for dual grill or F for single grill with temperature setting z . Important: Always preheat the empty oven with the grill function for 5 minutes! Ovenware for grilling • Use the shelf unit and universal tray together for grilling. Shelf positions •...
  • Page 37: Defrosting

    Defrosting Use the defrost oven function for defrosting. Dishes for defrosting • Put the food on a plate and put the plate on the shelf unit. • Use only parchment paper or suitable cling film to cover the food. Do not cover with a plate or bowl as these considerably prolong the defrosting time.
  • Page 38: Preserving

    Preserving When preserving use the hot air H oven function. Preserving jars • Only use commercially available preserving jars (preserving jars with a rubber ring and glass lid) for preserving. • Screw-top jars, jars with a bayonet fastening and metal containers are unsuitable.
  • Page 39: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and Care Exterior of the Appliance Wipe the front of the appliance with a soft cloth dipped in warm soapy water. • Do not use scourers, caustic cleaners or abrasive items. • You can use commercially available cleaning agents on stainless steel fronts.
  • Page 40: Shelf Support Rails

    Shelf Support Rails The shelf support rails on the left and right hand sides of the oven can be removed for cleaning the side walls. Removing the shelf support rails First pull the front of the rail away from the oven wall (1) and then unhitch at the back (2).
  • Page 41: Oven Light

    Oven Light Warning: Risk of electric shock! Prior to changing the oven light: – Switch off the oven! – Either remove or switch off the fuses in the fuse box. Replacing the oven light bulb/cleaning the glass 1. Remove the right shelf support rail. 2.
  • Page 42: Grill Element

    Grill Element The grill element can be folded down to make it easier to clean the oven ceiling. Folding down the grill element Warning: The grill must only be fol- ded down when the oven has been switched off and there is no risk of being burnt.
  • Page 43: Oven Door

    Oven Door The oven door of your appliance may be removed for cleaning. Removing the oven door 1. Open the oven door completely. 2. Completely fold back the brass- coloured clamping lever on both door hinges (1). 3. Grip the oven door with both hands on the sidesand close it by about 3/ 4 (2) past its resistance.
  • Page 44: Oven Door Glass

    Oven Door Glass The oven door is furnished with two or three glass panels mounted one behind the other. The inner panels may be removed for cleaning. Warning: Carry out the following steps only when the oven door is unhinged! When on its hinges, the door could snap shut due to the lighter weight when the glass is removed and could cause injury.
  • Page 45 Inserting the middle door glass (only for appliances with a metal front) 1. Insert the middle glass panel at an angle from above into the section of the door in which the handle is located (1). 2. Lower the middle glass panel (2) and slide it under the lower bracket towards the lower door edge as far as it will go.
  • Page 46: What To Do If

    What to do if ..the cooking zones do not work? Check whether – the correct cooking zone has been switched on, – the circuit breaker (at the household power distribution box) has tripped..the oven does not heat up? Check whether –...
  • Page 47: Technical Data

    Technical Data Oven Interior Dimensions Height x Width x Depth Capacity (usable capacity) Regulations, Standards, Directives This appliance meets the following standards: • EN 60 335-1 and EN 60 335-2-6 relating to the safety of electric appliances for household use and similar purposes and •...
  • Page 50: Index

    Index Anti-tip device ..... . 10 Baking ......26 Cleaning initial cleaning .
  • Page 51: Service

    Service The section "What do I do if...“ lists some faults that you can remedy yourself. Look there first if a fault occurs. Is it a technical fault? Then contact your nearest customer service centre. (Addresses and tele- phone numbers can be found under "Customer Service Centres“.) Always prepare in advance for the discussion.
  • Page 52 AEG Hausgeräte GmbH Postfach 1036 D-90327 Nürnberg © Copyright by AEG 822 947 445 -E- 110501-05...

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