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AEG COMPETENCE D8100-1 Operating Instructions Manual

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Build-in Electric Multifunction
Double Oven
Operating Instructions


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  • Page 1 COMPETENCE D8100-1 Build-in Electric Multifunction Double Oven Operating Instructions...
  • 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 appliance. Your safety is of paramount importance. If you are unsure about any of the information in this book contact the Customer Care Department.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS FOR THE USER Important Safety Information ....2 Description Of The Oven ....4 Getting To Know Your Oven .
  • Page 4: Description Of The Oven

    DESCRIPTION OF THE OVEN Build-in electric multifunction double oven. Please note that the handle type on your product may differ in type and shape from that shown in the diagram. Your build-in oven comprises of a conventional second oven and dual grill in the top compartment. The Multifunction main oven is the larger of the two ovens.
  • Page 5: Getting To Know Your Oven

    GETTING TO KNOW YOUR OVEN The Control Panel Main Oven Functions On/Off Switch and Neon Main Oven Function selectors Boost Button and Neon Main Oven Electronic Display Main Oven Temperature Neon Main Oven Temperature/Time Selectors The Cooling Fan for the Controls The cooling fan comes on immediately when the grill or top oven is switched on and after a short time when the main oven is in use.
  • Page 6: Grill And Oven Furniture

    GRILL AND OVEN FURNITURE The following items of grill and oven furniture have been supplied with the appliance. If you require replacements of any of the items listed below, please contact your local Service Force Centre quoting the relevant part number. 1 grill pan (311409401) 1 grill pan handle...
  • Page 7: Before Using For The First Time

    BEFORE USING THE OVEN FOR THE FIRST TIME When First Switching on The oven has a 24 hour clock. When the oven is first switched on at the wall the oven lights may illuminate momentarily and the electronic display will automatically show 0.00, the 'Time' neon will also flash.
  • Page 8: Cookware

    Cookware Baking trays, oven 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 9: The Electronic Timer

    ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL A - Electronic Display B - Main Oven Temperature Selectors C - Timer Function Selector D - Timer Function Neons E - Main Oven Light Note: The time of day must be set before the main oven will operate manually. 1) How to set the Time of Day Fig 1.
  • Page 10 2) How to set the Countdown The Countdown gives an audible reminder at the end of any period of cooking up to 1 hour 30 minutes. It is not part of the automatic control. 1. Press button to select the Countdown Function.
  • Page 11 3) How To Set The Oven Timer Contro The main oven only can be automatically timed. When using the timer control for the very first time it is advisable to let it operate while you are at home. The displays can be checked to show that it is operating correctly and you will feel confident to leave a meal to cook automatically in the future.
  • Page 12 set the Timer to switch off only. 1. Ensure the electricity supply is switched ON and the correct time of day is displayed, e.g. as Fig 10. 2. Place food in the oven. 3. Press button repeatedly until the 'Endtime' function is selected.
  • Page 13: How To Select Main Oven Cooking Functions And Temperature

    HOW TO SELECT MAIN OVEN COOKING FUNCTIONS AND TEMPERATURE The main oven is provided with 7 different cooking functions. each temperature will be automatically selected. 1. Press button to select the required oven function. Each time button depressed, a neon will flash on next to the currently selected function.
  • Page 14: Boost Function And Pizza Baking Function

    BOOST FUNCTION AND PIZZA BAKING FUNCTION BOOST FUNCTION USES OF BOOST FUNCTION After a cooking function has been selected and the temperature has been adjusted, the cavity will gradually heat up until the selected temperature is reached. This will take from 10 to 15 minutes, depending on selected function and temperature.
  • Page 15: The Main Fan Oven

    THE MAIN OVEN FAN COOKING USES OF THE FAN OVEN PREHEATING The fan oven quickly reaches its temperature, so it is not usually necessary to preheat the oven. Without preheating however, you may find you need to add an extra 5-10 minutes on the recommended cooking times. For recipes needing high temperatures, e.g.
  • Page 16: Hints And Tips

    HINTS AND TIPS Arrange the shelves in the required positions before switching the oven ON. Shelves are numbered from the bottom upwards. When cooking more than one dish in the fan oven, place dishes centrally on different shelves rather than cluster several dishes on one shelf, this will allow the heat to circulate freely for the best cooking results.
  • Page 17: The Main Oven Conventional Setting

    THE MAIN OVEN - CONVENTIONAL SETTING USES OF THE CONVENTIONAL OVEN This main oven function uses the top and lower elements to give single level cooking. This is particularly suitable for dishes which require extra base browning such as pizzas, quiches and flans. Gratins, lasagnes and hotpots which require extra top browning also cook well in the conventional oven.
  • Page 18: Main Oven Cooking Chart

    OVEN COOKING CHART The oven temperatures are intended as a guide only. It may be necessary to increase or decrease the temperatures by 10°C to suit individual preferences and requirements. Food Biscuits Bread Casseroles Cakes: Small & Queen Sponges Madeira Rich Fruit Christmas Meringues...
  • Page 19: Roasting Chart

    ROASTING CHART ROASTING CHART INTERNAL TEMPERATURES - Rare : 50-60°C; Medium : 60-70°C; Well done :70-80°C MEAT Beef Beef, boned Mutton and Lamb Pork and Veal Chicken Turkey and Goose Duck Pheasant Rabbit Potatoes with meat Potatoes without meat The roasting temperatures and times given in the chart should be adequate for most joints, but slight adjustments may be required to allow for personal requirements and the shape and texture of the meat.
  • Page 20: Rotitherm Grilling

    ROTITHERM - FAN ASSISTED GRILLING USES OF ROTITHERM FAN ASSISTED GRILLING Rotitherm fan assisted grilling offers an alternative method of cooking food items normally associated with conventional grilling. The grill element and the oven fan operate together, circulating hot air around the food. The need to check and turn food is reduced.
  • Page 21: Hints And Tips

    HINTS AND TIPS Prepare foods in the same way as for conventional grilling. Brush lean meats and fish lightly with a little oil or butter to keep them moist during cooking. Most food should be placed on the grill pan grid in the 'high' position in the grill pan to allow maximum circulation of air around the food.
  • Page 22: Main Oven Grill

  • Page 23: The Grill Pan And Handle

    THE GRILL PAN AND HANDLE The grill pan is supplied with a removable handle. 1. To attach the handle, place the wirework under the cut out in the pan so that the metal plate hooks over the top of the grill pan. 2.
  • Page 24: Grilling Chart

    Preheat the grill on full setting for a few minutes to seal meat or for toasting. Adjust the heat setting and the shelf as necessary during cooking. The food should be turned over during cooking as required. Note If you require an additional handle for your grill pan, this can be ordered from your local Service Centre by quoting part number 311479800\6.
  • Page 25: Bottom Heat

    USES OF THE BOTTOM HEAT FUNCTION This function can be used to finish off dishes that may require extra base heat or where base browning and crispness are required by pizzas or pies. Some pizzas should be cooked directly on the oven shelf.
  • Page 26: Defrosting

    DEFROSTING USES OF DEFROST FEATURE This main oven function enables you to defrost most foods without heat faster than some conventional methods. 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 27: Helpful Hints When Buying And Preparing Food

    HELPFUL HINTS WHEN BUYING AND PREPARING FOOD Care must be taken when handling foods in the home. Always follow the basic rules of food hygiene to prevent bacterial and microbial growth cross contamination reheating, cooking, cooling, defrosting and freezing foods. 1.
  • Page 28: Main Oven Light

    MAIN OVEN LIGHT SELECTING THE MAIN OVEN LIGHT The oven light illuminates the main oven when a main oven cooking function and temperature has been selected. If you do not want the cavity to be illuminated whilst you are cooking you can press the button which will switch the main oven light off.
  • Page 29: The Second Oven

    THE SECOND OVEN The second oven is the smaller of the two ovens. It is heated by elements in the top and bottom of the oven. It is designed for cooking smaller quantities of food. It gives especially good results if used to cook fruit cakes, sweet and savoury flans or quiche.
  • Page 30: The Second Oven Conventional Setting

    THE SECOND OVEN CONVENTIONAL SETTING This second oven function uses the top and lower elements to give single level cooking. This is particularly suitable for dishes which require extra base browning such as pizzas, quiches and flans. Gratins, lasagnes and hotpots which require extra top browning also cook well in the conventional oven.
  • Page 31 HINTS AND TIPS All cooking should be carried out using shelf positions one and two. Shelf positions are counted from the bottom upwards. Shelf position 3 should be reserved for grilling only. There should always be at least 2.5cm (1") between the top of the food and the element.
  • Page 32: Second Oven Cooking Chart

    SECOND OVEN COOKING CHART FOOD Biscuits Bread Bread rolls/buns Cakes: Small & Queen Sponges Victoria Sandwich Madeira Rich Fruit Christmas Gingerbread Meringues Flapjack Shortbread Casseroles: Beef/Lamb Chicken Convenience Foods Fish Fish Pie (Potato Topped) Fruit Pies & Crumbles Milk Puddings Pasta, Lasagne etc.
  • Page 33: Second Oven Grill

    SECOND OVEN GRILL CAUTION - ACCESSIBLE PARTS MAY BECOME HOT WHEN THE GRILL IS IN USE. CHILDREN SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY. The grill is a dual circuit grill which means that the full area of the grill can be used or for economy purposes, the centre section only can be used when cooking smaller quantities of food.
  • Page 34 THE GRILL PAN AND HANDLE The grill pan is supplied with a removable handle. 1. To attach the handle, place the wirework under the cut out in the pan so that the metal plate hooks over the top of the grill pan. 2.
  • Page 35: Grilling Chart

    Preheat the grill on full setting for a few minutes to seal meat or for toasting. Adjust the heat setting and the shelf as necessary during cooking. The food should be turned over during cooking as required. When using the centre section grill, ensure food is placed centrally on the grilling grid directly beneath the grill element.
  • Page 36: Care And Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING BEFORE CLEANING ALWAYS ALLOW THE COOLING FAN TO COOL THE OVEN DOWN BEFORE SWITCHING OFF THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY. CLEANING MATERIALS Before using any cleaning materials on your appliance, check that they are suitable and that their use is recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Page 37: Cleaning Inside The Ovens

    CLEANING INSIDE THE OVENS The vitreous enamel base in the ovens can be cleaned using normal oven cleaners or aerosol oven cleaners with care. Ensure that the manufacturers instructions are followed and that all parts are well rinsed afterwards. The sides and back of the main oven and top oven compartment are coated with Stayclean enamel surfaces.
  • Page 38: Cleaning The Door Glass

    CLEANING THE TRIPLE GLAZED DOOR GLASS The main oven and second oven inner and middle door glass panels are removable for cleaning. 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...
  • Page 39: To Clean The Inner Glass Door Panels

    TO REMOVE THE MIDDLE GLASS 6) To remove the middle door glass repeat steps 1 - 3 as page 38. 7) Then, lift glass clear of handle. Note: Plastic end caps can be removed for cleaning. 8) Close the oven door. TO CLEAN THE INNER AND MIDDLE GLASS DOOR PANELS Clean the inner door glass panels using a soft cloth and...
  • Page 40: Replacing An Oven Light Bulb

    REPLACING AN OVEN LIGHT BULB The oven light illuminates the main oven when the function is chosen, or when a main oven function and temperature are selected. The second oven light illuminates when the Second oven light function is selected, or when a cooking function and temperature are selected.
  • Page 41: If Something Doesn't Work

    IF SOMETHING DOESN'T WORK Please carry out the following checks on your appliance 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. In-guarantee customers should make sure that the checks have been made as the engineer will make a charge if the fault is not a mechanical or electrical breakdown.
  • Page 42 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 43: Service And Spare Parts

    SERVICE AND SPARE PARTS In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to purchase spare parts, please contact your local Service Force Centre by telephoning:- Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the Service Force Centre covering your post code area. For the address of your local Service Force Centre and further information about Service Force, please visit the website at Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you have read the details under the heading 'Something Not...
  • Page 44: Guarantee Conditions

    GUARANTEE CONDITIONS Standard guarantee conditions AEG offer the following guarantee to the first purchaser of this appliance: 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. The guarantee does not cover commercial use.
  • Page 45: Technical Details

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TECHNICAL DETAILS Voltage: 230-240 Volts AC 50 Hz Loading info: Second Oven: 1.7kW Dual Grill: 2.3kW Single Grill: 1.3kW Main Oven Fan Element: 2.5kW Fan Motor: 0.03kW Single Grill: 2.3kW Base Element: 1.0kW Oven light: 0.05kW Wattage: 5.0 - 5.5kW Height: 897mm Width:...
  • Page 46: Warnings

    WARNINGS: This appliance must be installed by qualified electrician/competent person. Safety may be impaired if installation is not carried out in accordance with these instructions. This appliance must be earthed. Do not remove the screws from the earth tab extending from the oven mains terminal block (Fig.1).
  • Page 47: Things To Note

    THINGS TO NOTE This appliance is designed to be fitted in cabinets of the recommended dimensions as shown (Fig. 3), page 48. If your cabinet interior dimension is between 565-570mm the oven may still be fitted. However, a minor modification to the cabinet will be required to reduce the aperture size down to 560-565mm.
  • Page 48: Recommended Cabinet Dimensions

    RECOMMENDED CABINET DIMENSIONS Fig.3 Built In Installation 907 min Below & 300 min (IN MILLIMETRES) Cross section through cabinet showing oven positioned...
  • Page 49: How To Finish Unpacking

    HOW TO FINISH UNPACKING Place packed appliance next to the cabinet in which it will be installed. Remove the appliance packing except for bottom tray which should be left in position until the appliance is ready to be fitted into its cabinet. It is imperative that the appliance is left in the base to protect both the appliance and the floor.
  • Page 50: To Remove Cover Of Mains Terminal

    TO REMOVE COVER OF MAINS TERMINAL From the rear of the appliance, remove mains input terminal cover to gain access to terminal block. First remove retaining screw with pozidrive screwdriver. See Fig. 4. Prise cover loose using screwdriver in position (1) then lever off with screwdriver in position (2) at either side.
  • Page 51: Connecting To The Mains Terminal

    CONNECTING TO MAINS TERMINAL WARNING: This appliance must be earthed. Make connection as shown in Fig. 7 by proceeding as follows:- Preform wires to the appropriate shape to suit fitting into the mains terminal block. Strip inner insulation on wires using wirestrippers. Twist the bared wires using pliers.
  • Page 52: Fitting Into The Cabinet

    FITTING INTO THE CABINET IMPORTANT: Ensure that the oven is switched off at the wall before any further work is carried out. Using a tape measure establish the internal width of the cabinet. Refer to page 47 if greater than 565mm.
  • Page 53 N O T E S...
  • Page 54 N O T E S COMPETENCE D8100-1 - 311573205...
  • Page 55 N O T E S...
  • Page 56 This instruction booklet is accurate at the date of printing, but will be superseded if specifications or appearance are changed. AEG DOMESTIC APPLIANCES 55 - 77 HIGH STREET, SLOUGH, BERKSHIRE, SL1 1DZ TELEPHONE 0870 5 350350 Part Number:311573205 ©Electrolux plc 2002 "...

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