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AEG 343 E Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions


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  • Page 1 MICROMAT_DUO 343 E/U Microwave Oven Operating Instructions PROGRAMME GRILL STOP START/QUICK...
  • Page 2: Dear Customer

    Dear customer, Thank you for buying an AEG microwave oven and putting your trust in the AEG brand name. Before using your AEG microwave oven for the first time, please read the instruction book thoroughly. This will enable you to take advantage of all the features that the appliance offers.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Important information Ecologically responsible disposal of packaging and old appliances ......Safety Instructions General .
  • Page 4 Contents Modes of operation ......Microwave only ......Notes on microwave power .
  • Page 5: Important Information

    Important information Ecologically responsible disposal of packaging materials and old appliances Packaging materials AEG microwave ovens require effective packaging to protect them during transportation. Only the minimum packaging necessary is used. Packaging materials (e.g. foil or styrofoam) can place children at risk. Danger of suffocation.
  • Page 6: Safety Instructions General

    • If smoke is observed, keep the oven door closed, disconnect the power supply and contact your local AEG Service Force Centre. Never use the microwave oven if it is not functioning properly. • This appliance complies with all relevant safety instructions. In order to maintain the safety of the appliance, repairs should only be carried out by an AEG Service Force Centre.
  • Page 7: Microwaves

    Always check the temperature before feeding your child. • The hot food in a microwave oven will heat up the ovenware. For this reason always use oven gloves for handling hot dishes. • Never cook your food for too long or at too high a power setting.
  • Page 8: Grill

    Grill • The viewing window heats up during grilling (and combination grilling and microwave cooking), so keep small children away from the appliance. • To close the door when the viewing window is hot, press on the lower right-hand side of the door. •...
  • Page 9: General Operating Instructions Suitable Ovenware

    General operating instructions Suitable ovenware Ovenware material Ovenproof glass and ceramic dishes (without any metal parts, e.g. Pyrex, Oven-to-tableware) Non ovenproof glass and porcelain (e.g. table crockery 1 ) Glass ceramic and vitro-ceramic made of fire/frost proof material (e.g. Arcoflam) Ovenproof earthenware Plastic, heat-resistant up to 200°C...
  • Page 10: What Else To Note

    What else to note... • Food comes in all shapes, sizes and textures. The quantities also vary. For these reasons the time and amount of energy needed to defrost, heat or cook will also vary. As a general rule : Double the quantity/weight = nearly *double the time * Please refer to the cooking charts.
  • Page 11: Installation And Connection

    Installation and Connection The oven should be set on a work surface at least 85 cm above floor level. To ensure the stability of the microwave oven, the front left foot is adjustable (5 positions). Turn it to raise or lower the appliance.
  • Page 12: Connecting To The Mains

    3. Keep the microwave oven away from sources of water and extreme heat, e.g. radiators and boilers. This appliance should not be installed next to a radiator or boiler as this can lead to the appliance malfunctioning 4.
  • Page 13: Electrical Connections

    Electrical connections • WARNING! THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED. The manufacturer declines any liability should this safety measure not be observed. • If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not suitable for your socket outlet, it must be cut off and the appropriate plug fitted. •...
  • Page 14: Product Description The Appliance

    Product Description The appliance A Control panel B Door seal C Door latch and catch D Viewing window E Grill F Turntable PROGRAMME GRILL STOP START/QUICK...
  • Page 15: Control Panel

    The control panel PROGRAMME GRILL STOP START/QUICK A Display for time of day, cooking time, function mode, power etc. B Multi function button to set the time of day and display the selected microwave power etc. C Power knob with signal light to select microwave power.
  • Page 16: Dual Function Grill Element

    Product Description Dual function grill element The grill element has 2 positions: 1. Horizontal for grilling snacks and steaks etc. 2. Vertical for cleaning. Allow the grill element to cool BEFORE cleaning inside the appliance. Accessories The turntable and turntable support should be installed as shown in the diagram.
  • Page 17: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock Example: 12:15 hrs 1.Plug the appliance into the mains. The display starts to flash «A A E E G G »and then «0 0 0 0 :0 0 0 0 ». The dots between the digits blink rapidly. 2.Press the multi function button beneath the display (top left side).
  • Page 18: «At A Glance» Operating Instructions

    «At a glance» operating instructions Action Press door release button 2. Place food in the cooking space. 3. Shut the door. 4. Select according to the instructions given on the following pages. 5. If required : switch off the turntable 6.
  • Page 19 Action : • Open the door by pressing the door release button e.g. for stirring. •Shut the door and press the START button ‘ START/QUICK’ •Press the CLEAR button •Modify the selected cooking time: turn the rotary knob clockwise or counterclockwise.
  • Page 20: Modes Of Operation

    Modes of operation The appliance features the following functions: Microwave only In this mode, microwaves generate heat directly in the food. This mode is highly suitable for warming, for example, ready cooked food and drinks, the defrosting of meat or vegetables, and for cooking food like fish and vegetables.
  • Page 21: Microwave Only

    Microwave Only How to set Example: 1 minute 15 seconds on microwave output level 750 W 1. Set the required microwave power by turning the power knob. The signal lamp lights up. The time of day disappears from the display and the required microwave power appears: turn to the left = lower power turn to the right= higher power...
  • Page 22: Notes On Microwave Power

    Modes of operation Notes on microwave power levels The following list shows you the power settings and what they can be used for during microwave operation : 750 Watt 700 Watt 600 Watt 500 Watt 450 Watt 350 Watt 250 Watt 150 Watt 80 Watt - Heating liquids...
  • Page 23: Automatic Programmes

    Automatic Programmes Programmes for defrosting and cooking are available. After having selected the programme, merely enter the weight of the dish, in grams, the rest of the programming is done automatically. The following gives you an overview of which food can be defrosted and/or cooked with which programme. Automatic defrost Programme Food categories...
  • Page 24 Modes of operation Combination cooking (Cooking and Grilling) Programme If working with a weight from 1000 - 1400g, please use a deep heat-resistant dish, set it directly on the turntable, do not cover. Set chicken pieces directly on the grill shelf. The pork roast is cooked in a deep heat-resistant dish, set directly on the turntable.
  • Page 25 How to use automatic programmes Example : defrosting 1 kg 1. Press the button for automatic programmes until the desired programme appears in the display. 2. Use the Rotary knob to set the weight 3. Press the START button the necessary time. 4.
  • Page 26: Quick-Start

    Modes of operation Quick-START How to set The Quick-START button from 30 seconds up to 2 minutes and 30 seconds, by 30 second-intervals. Each time you push the Quick-START button programme time is increased by 30 seconds. Example : heating a cup of water (1 min. 30 sec.) 1.
  • Page 27: Combined Microwave And Grill

    Each time you press the grill button, the grill power level appears in the display: G G P P 3 3 , , G G P P 2 2 , , G G P P 1 1 . If you press the button again either the clock or the cooktime programmed will appear and the signal light will go off.
  • Page 28: Minute Timer With Alarm

    Modes of operation Minute timer with alarm The minute timer with alarm can also be used as a general purpose reminder. For example, you could use it to set the time it takes to boil the egg that you are cooking on the hob. The timer works without switching on the appliance, as long as no other functions have been selected.
  • Page 29: Cooking Charts And Tips Defrosting

    Cooking charts and tips Defrosting Dish Weight in (g) Meat Whole meat Steak Mixed chopped meat Goulash Poultry Chicken 1000 Duck 1500- 2000 Fish Whole fish Shrimps/crab Dairy produce Cottage cheese Butter Cheese Cream 200 ml Fruit Strawberries Cherries Blackcurrants Redcurrants Power Duration Standing...
  • Page 30 Cooking charts and tips Defrosting Description Weight Power Duration Standing Bread Rolls (50g) 4 units 150 Wholemeal, 1 slice mixed, rye (60-80 g) loaf Pastry Dry cakes eg cakes 300 with short crust pastry Fruit flans baked 400- on a baking sheet 450 1 slice cheese cake 400 1 slice covered apple tart...
  • Page 31 Description Weight Power Duration Standing Remarks/Hints in (g) (Watt) (mins) 1 portion approx. 750 vegetables, potatoes or rice 1 cup soup approx. 750 200 ml Drinks Milk or baby 200 ml 750 food Boil 1 cup water 180 ml 750 1 cup milk 200 ml 750 1 cup coffee...
  • Page 32: Cooking Vegetables

    Cooking Charts and Tips Cooking vegetables Description Weight Liquid in (g) Cauliflower Frozen broccoli Mushrooms Frozen peas and carrots Carrots Potatoes Kohlrabi Red/green peppers Leeks Frozen Brussel 300 sprouts Sauerkraut Cook all vegetables in a covered container. Cooking fish Description Weight Power in (g) Fish fillets...
  • Page 33: Practical Tips For Use

    Ready made meals • Ready made meals in metal packages or plastic containers with metal lids should be heated or defrosted in your microwave oven only if they are explicitly marked as being suitable for microwave use. Please follow the operating instructions printed on the packages (e.g.
  • Page 34: Tips On Microwaving

    Cooking Charts and Tips Tips on microwaving 1. You can’t find cooking details for a specific quantity of food. 2. The food is too dry. 3. The food is not yet defrosted, heated through or cooked on completion of programme time.
  • Page 35: Test Procedures

    Test procedures (Microwave output power 750 Watt) The quality and operation of microwave ovens are established by recognised test institutes by testing specific dishes. Power Nr. 44 566 Part 2 Defrost and cook 750 Watt fish fillets Toast 2) Grill 2 fillet steaks 3) GP3 Grill chicken 3) 450 Watt IEC 705...
  • Page 36: Roasting And Grilling

    Cooking charts and tips Roasting/Grilling Table Description Weight (gram) Fish 1) mackrel 800-1000 sardines 1) 6 pieces Meat 1) Sausages 2) 6-8 pieces Frozen chopped meat 4 pieces 2 Rumpsteak 2) 400 g each (2-3 cm thick) Snacks Toast 2) 4 slices Cheese on Toast 3) 2 slices...
  • Page 37: Combined Microwave And Grilling

    Combined microwave and grilling table Description Weight in (gram) Noodle casserole Approx. 500 g pasta Potatoes au gratin Approx 800 g potatoes Lasagne Approx. 2 Kippers fresh 1) Approx Meatloaf Approx Onion soup 2 bowls au gratin (200 g) Place dish on turntable under grill rack to catch any liquid. The range of times given are for guidance only, as they are dependent upon the composition and size of the item being cooked, as well as the desired consistency at the end...
  • Page 38: Cleaning And Care

    Cooking charts and tips 3 Cleaning and care The Appliance Exterior Wipe the front of the appliance using a soft cloth and a mild, warm detergent solution. Do not use abrasive cleaning substances, strong detergents or coarse abrasive cleaning materials. Cooking area The interior will remain in good condition for a long time so long as you don't use scouring pads or rough abrasive materials.
  • Page 39: What To Do If

    What to do if..the microwave appliance is not working properly ? Check that - the fuses in the fuse box are working, - there has not been a power outage. - If the fuses continue to blow, please contact a qualified electrician..
  • Page 40: Service And Spare Parts

    Service and Spare Parts In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to purchase spare parts, contact your local AEG Service Force Centre by telephoning: Your call will be automatically routed to the Service Centre covering your post code area.
  • Page 41: Customer Service

    Customer Service For general enquiries or information regarding AEG appliances contact: Customer Services Department AEG Domestic Appliances 55-77 High Street Slough Berkshire SL1 1DZ Tel.: 08705 350 350...
  • Page 42: Guarantee Conditions

    Guarantee Conditions Guarantee Conditions AEG offer the following guarantee to the first purchaser of this appliance. 1. The guarantee is valid for 12 months commencing when the appliance is handed over to the first retail purchaser, which must be verified by purchase invoice or similar documentation.
  • Page 43: European Guarantee

    European Guarantee If you should move to another country within Europe then your guarantee moves with you to your new home subject to the following qualifications: - The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product. - The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour and parts as exist in the new country of use for this brand or range of products.
  • Page 44 AEG Domestic Appliances Cornwall House 55 - 77 High Street SLOUGH SL1 1DZ Telephone: 08705 350350 ©Copyright by AEG 8221912-24 -01/200 9862401...

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