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This manual and the appliance itself provide important safety warnings, to be read and observed at all times.
This is the danger symbol, pertaining to safety, which alerts users to potential risks to themselves and
All safety warnings are preceded by the danger symbol and the following terms:
All safety warnings give specific details of the potential risk present and indicate how to reduce risk of injury,
damage and electric shock resulting from improper use of the appliance. Carefully observe the following
The appliance must be disconnected from the power supply before carrying out any installation work.
Installation and maintenance must be carried out by a qualified technician, in compliance with the
manufacturer's instructions and local safety regulations. Do not repair or replace any part of the
appliance unless specifically stated in the user manual.
Regulations require that the appliance is earthed.
The power cable must be long enough for connecting the appliance, once fitted in its housing, to the
power supply socket.
For installation to comply with current safety regulations, an all-pole disconnect switch with minimum
contact gap of 3 mm must be utilized.
Do not use multiple plug adapters or extension leads.
Do not pull the power supply cable in order to unplug the appliance.
The electrical components must not be accessible to the user after installation.
Do not touch the appliance with any wet part of the body and do not operate it when barefoot.
This appliance is designed solely for use as a domestic appliance for cooking food. No other type of use is
permitted (e.g.: heating rooms). The Manufacturer declines all responsibility for inappropriate use or
incorrect setting of the controls.
The appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with any physical, sensory or
mental impairment, or without experience and knowledge of the appliance, unless supervised or
previously instructed in its use by those responsible for their safety.
The accessible parts of the appliance may become very hot during use. Young children should be kept
away from the appliance and supervised to ensure that they do not play with it.
During and after use, do not touch the heating elements or interior surfaces of the appliance - risk of
burns. Do not allow the appliance to come into contact with cloths or other flammable materials until all
the components have cooled sufficiently.
At the end of cooking, exercise caution when opening the appliance door, letting the hot air or steam
exit gradually before accessing the oven. When the appliance door is shut, hot air is vented from the
aperture above the control panel. Do not obstruct the vent apertures.
Use oven gloves to remove pans and accessories, taking care not to touch the heating elements.
Do not place flammable materials in or near the appliance: a fire may break out if the appliance is
inadvertently switched on.
Do not heat or cook sealed jars or containers in the appliance. The pressure that builds up inside might
cause the jar to explode, damaging the appliance.
Do not use containers made of synthetic materials.
Overheated oils and fats catch fire easily. Always remain vigilant when cooking foods rich in fat and oil.
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will cause serious
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could cause serious



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  • Page 1: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS YOUR SAFETY AND THAT OF OTHERS IS PARAMOUNT This manual and the appliance itself provide important safety warnings, to be read and observed at all times. This is the danger symbol, pertaining to safety, which alerts users to potential risks to themselves and others.
  • Page 2: Installation

    Never leave the appliance unattended during food drying. If alcoholic beverages are used when cooking foods (e.g. rum, cognac, wine), remember that alcohol evaporates at high temperatures. As a result, there is a risk that vapours released by the alcohol may catch fire upon coming into contact with the electrical heating element.
  • Page 3: Safeguarding The Environment

    SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT Disposal of packing material The packing material is 100% recyclable and is marked with the recycle symbol ( ). The various parts of the packing must therefore be disposed of responsibly and in full compliance with local authority regulations governing waste disposal.
  • Page 4: After Sales Service

    AFTER-SALES SERVICE Before calling the After-Sales Service: See if you can solve the problem yourself with the help of the suggestions given in the “Troubleshooting guide“. Switch the appliance off and back on again it to see if the fault persists. If after the above checks the fault still occurs, get in touch with the nearest After-sales Service.
  • Page 5 Accessories: • Soak the accessories in water with washing up detergent immediately after use, handling them with oven gloves if still hot. • Food residues can be easily removed using a brush or sponge. Cleaning the rear wall and catalytic side panels of the oven (if present): IMPORTANT: do not use corrosive or abrasive detergents, coarse brushes, pot scourers or oven sprays which could damage the catalytic surface and ruin its self-cleaning properties.
  • Page 6: To Remove/Refit Door

    MAINTENANCE Use safety gloves. WARNING Ensure the oven is cold before carrying out the following operations. Disconnect the oven from the power supply. REMOVING THE DOOR To remove the door: Open the door fully. Lift the catches and push them forwards as far as they will go (Fig. 1). Close the door as far as it will go (A), lift it up (B) and turn it (C) until it is released (D) (Fig.
  • Page 7: Replacing The Oven Lamp

    REPLACING THE OVEN LAMP To replace the rear lamp (if present): Disconnect the oven from the power supply. Unscrew the lamp cover (Fig. 6), replace the lamp (see note for lamp type) and screw the lamp cover back on. Reconnect the oven to the power supply. To replace the side lamp (if present): Disconnect the oven from the power supply.
  • Page 8: Instructions For Oven Use

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR OVEN USE FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTION, SEE THE PARAGRAPH ON INSTALLATION Control panel Upper heating element/grill Cooling fan (not visible) Dataplate (not to be removed) Light Circular heating element (not visible) Turnspit (if present) Lower heating element (not visible) 10.
  • Page 9: Accessories Not Supplied

    ACCESSORIES NOT SUPPLIED Other accessories which can be purchased separately from the After-sales Service include baking trays, catalytic panels and a turnspit. INSERTING WIRE SHELVES AND OTHER ACCESSORIES IN THE OVEN The wire shelf and other accessories are provided with a locking mechanism to prevent their accidental removal.
  • Page 10: List Of Functions

    LIST OF FUNCTIONS Turn the “Functions” knob to any position and the oven switches on: the display shows the functions or the associated submenus. The submenus are available and selectable by turning the knob to the functions GRILL, SPECIAL, SETTINGS, BREAD/PIZZA, AUTOMATIC CLEANING.
  • Page 11: Fast Preheating

    SETTING THE TEMPERATURE/OUTPUT OF THE GRILL To change the temperature or output of the grill, proceed as follows: Turn the “Browse” knob to display the desired value. Press button to confirm. The oven automatically confirms your selection 10 seconds after the last operation. FAST PREHEATING Turn the “Functions”...
  • Page 12 SETTING END OF COOKING TIME / DELAYED START Important: the start delayed setting is not available for the following functions: FAST PREHEATING, BREAD/PIZZA. N.B: with this setting, the selected temperature is reached in a more gradual way, so cooking times will be slightly longer than stated in the cooking table.
  • Page 13: Selecting Special Functions

    SELECTING SPECIAL FUNCTIONS Turn the “Functions” knob indicator to the symbol to access a submenu containing three special functions. To browse, select and start one of these functions, proceed as follows: Turn the “Functions” knob to symbol : the display shows ” DEFROST” along with this function’s corresponding symbol.
  • Page 14: Automatic Oven Cleaning

    SETTINGS Turn the “Functions” knob indicator to the symbol to access a submenu containing four display settings which can be changed. Clock Turn the “Functions” knob to the symbol : the word CLOCK appears on the display. To change the time of day, see the previous paragraph (SETTING THE TIME).
  • Page 15 KEY-LOCK This function can be used to lock the buttons and knobs on the control panel. To activate it, press at the same time for at least 3 seconds. When activated, the functions associated with the buttons are locked and the display shows a key symbol. This function can also be activated during cooking.
  • Page 16: Function Description Table

    FUNCTION DESCRIPTION TABLE FUNCTION SELECTOR KNOB To halt cooking and switch off the oven. LAMP To switch the oven interior light on/off. To speed up defrosting of food. Place food on the middle shelf. Leave food in its packaging in order to prevent it from drying out on the outside. DEFROSTING For keeping just-cooked food hot and crisp (e.g: meat, fried food or flans).
  • Page 17: Oven Cleaning

    FUNCTION SELECTOR KNOB (Continued) To burn off spatters produced during cooking with an extremely high temperature AUTOMATIC cycle (approx. 500°). Two auto-cleaning cycles are available: a complete cycle (PYRO) OVEN CLEANING and a shorter cycle (ECO). The complete cycle is best used only in the case of very dirty ovens, while the shorter cycle should be used at regular intervals.
  • Page 18: Cooking Table

    COOKING TABLE Recipe Function Preheating Shelf Temperature Time Accessories (from bottom) (°C) (min) 2 / 3 160-180 30-90 Cake tin on wire shelf Shelf 4: cake tin on Leavened cakes wire shelf 160-180 30-90 Shelf 1: cake tin on wire shelf Drip tray/ baking tray 160-200 30-85...
  • Page 19 Recipe Function Preheating Shelf Temperature Time Accessories (from bottom) (°C) (min) Shelf 3: drip tray / 10-15 baking tray or wire shelf Frozen pizza Shelf 4: oven tray on wire shelf 10-20 Shelf 1: drip tray / baking tray 180-190 40-55 Cake tin on wire shelf Meat &...
  • Page 20 Recipe Function Preheating Shelf Temperature Time Accessories (from bottom) (°C) (min) Shelf 5: wire shelf (turn food halfway Sausages / Kebabs / through cooking) Spare ribs / Medium - High 15-30 Hamburgers Shelf 4: drip tray with water Shelf 2: wire shelf (turn food two thirds of the way through Medium...
  • Page 21 TESTED RECIPES (in compliance with IEC 60350:99+A1:05 +A2:08 and DIN 3360-12:07:07) Recipe Function Preheating Level (from Temp Time Accessories and notes bottom) (°C) (min) IEC 60350:99+A1:05 +A2:08 § 8.4.1 15-25 Drip tray / baking tray Shortbread Shelf 4: baking tray 20-30 Shelf 1: drip tray IEC 60350:99+A1:05 +A2:08 §...
  • Page 22: Recommended Use And Tips

    RECOMMENDED USE AND TIPS How to read the cooking table The table indicates the best function to use for any given food, to be cooked on one or more shelves at the same time. Cooking times start from the moment food is placed in the oven, excluding pre-heating (where required).
  • Page 23 Rising function It is always best to cover the dough with a damp cloth before placing it in the oven. Dough proving time with this function is reduced by approximately one third compared to proving at room temperature (20-25°C). Proving time for a 1 Kg batch of pizza dough is around one hour. GB23...

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