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  • Page 1 COMPETENCE B8340-1 The Versatile Built-In Oven Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2: Dear Customer

    Dear customer Please read these operating instructions carefully. Pay particular attention to the section “Safety Instructions” on the first few pages. Please retain these operating instructions for later refer- ence. Pass them on to possible new owners of the appliance. The following symbols are used in the text: Safety Instructions Warning: Information concerning your personal safety.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Oven Child Safety Feature ........
  • Page 4 Oven Interior Dimensions ........
  • Page 5: Operating Instructions

    • Warning: Risk of burns! The interior of the oven becomes hot dur- ing use. • Using ingredients containing alcohol in the oven may create an alco- hol-air mixture that is easily ignited.
  • Page 6 Operating Instructions To Avoid Damaging Your Appliance • Do not line your oven with aluminium foil and do not place a baking tray or dish on the oven floor, otherwise the oven enamel will be damaged by the resulting build up of heat.
  • Page 7: Disposal

    Disposal Disposing of the packaging material All materials used can be fully recycled. Plastics are marked as follows: • >PE< for polyethylene, as used for the outer wrapping and the bags inside. • >PS< for polystyrene foam, e.g., as used for the padding materials. They are completely free of CFCs.
  • Page 8: Description Of The Appliance

    Operating Instructions Description of the Appliance General Overview Control Panel...
  • Page 9 Operating Instructions Mains button For switching the entire appliance on and off. Mains button on appliances with a metal front In the following text and in the illustrations the symbol N is always used to indicate the mains but- ton.
  • Page 10: Oven Features

    Oven Features Oven steam vent Steam from the oven is fed out below the door handle. Relates only to appliances with a metal front: Steam from the oven is fed out between the upper door edge and the control panel.
  • Page 11: Oven Accessories

    Operating Instructions Oven Accessories Combination shelf For dishes, cake tins, items for roasting and grilling. Universal baking tray For moist cakes, juicy roasts or as a baking sheet or collecting vessel for fat. Grill pan with handle Support for the grill tray as a col- lecting vessel for fat.
  • Page 12: Before Using For The First Time

    Operating Instructions Before Using for the First Time Setting the Time The oven will only operate when the time has been set. After connection to the mains or following a power failure “12.00” is illuminated and “TIME” flashes. 1. Using buttons + or - set the cur- rent time.
  • Page 13: Initial Cleaning

    Initial Cleaning Before using the oven for the first time you should clean it thoroughly. Important: Do not use any caustic, abrasive cleaners! The surface could be damaged. Tip: Use commercially available cleaners for metal fronts. Switch on the appliance using the mains button.
  • Page 14: Operating The Oven

    • When the selected function is illuminated the oven starts to heat up and the set time begins to count down. • The oven lighting comes on as soon as an oven function is selected. • Switch the appliance off using the mains button N.
  • Page 15: Oven Functions

    For baking cakes on one level and for pastries that need more brown- ing and a crispy base. These include such foods as pizza, quiche lorraine, and cheese cake. Set oven temperatures 20-40 °C lower than when using conventional. Conventional is used and in addition the fan is switched on. FAN COOKING Suggested temperature: 150 °C...
  • Page 16 Suggested temperature: 150 °C For crisping and browning cakes with crispy bases. The bottom heating element is in use. LIGHT To switch the oven lighting on and off. The oven lighting is switched on automatically as long as the oven is in operation.
  • Page 17: Changing The Oven Temperature

    A suggested temperature will ap- pear in the temperature display. The temperature pilot light comes on while the oven is heating up. Changing the Oven Temperature Press the + or - button to in- crease or decrease the temperature.
  • Page 18: Switching The Oven Off

    Cooling fan The fan comes on automatically when the oven is in use in order to keep the surfaces of the appliance cool. Once the oven has been switched off, the fan continues running to cool down the appliance and then switches itself off automatically.
  • Page 19: Inserting The Shelf And Tray

    Inserting the shelf Insert the shelf so that the two guide rails face downwards. Insert the shelf on the oven shelf runner rails so that the two holes engage in the retaining bolts of the oven shelf runner rails.
  • Page 20: Attaching/Removing The Grill Pan Handle

    Operating Instructions Attaching/Removing the Grill Pan Handle The handle is particularly useful for removing the grill pan and tray more easily from the hot oven. Attaching the handle Insert the handle at an angle from above into the recess in the side of...
  • Page 21: Additional Functions

    To bake ready meals such as pizza, lasagne, foods au gratin and chips fromthe freezer. There is no need to pre-heat the oven as recommended on the packag- ing when this special additional function is used. Refer to the maker's instructions for preparation.
  • Page 22 Operating Instructions CAKES For baking prepared cakes and cake mixtures. There is no need to pre- heat the oven as recommended on the packaging when this special ad- ditional function is used. Refer to the maker's instructions for preparation. Use the oven temperature for hot air.
  • Page 23 1. Prepare the poultry for roasting then place it breast down in the roast- ing dish and insert it on the shelf in the first oven position from the bottom. 2. Press additional functions selection button Y repeatedly until “POUL-...
  • Page 24: Meat Probe

    Operating Instructions Meat Probe To switch the oven off when the precise meat core temperature has been reached. Important: Only the meat probe delivered with the oven should be used! If a replacement is required use only an original spare part! 1.
  • Page 25 + or - several times. As soon as the measured meat core temperature matches the tempera- ture that has been set an acoustic signal will sound and the oven will switch off automatically. 5. Press the + or - time selection button to deactivate the signal.
  • Page 26: Clock Functions

    To set a countdown. A signal sounds after the time has elapsed. This function does not affect the functioning of the oven. COOK TIME To set how long the oven is to be in use. END TIME To set when the oven is to switch off again.
  • Page 27 COUNTDOWN 1. Press clock function selection button Y repeatedly until COUNT- DOWN is flashing. 2. Using buttons + or - set the re- quired countdown. (Max. 2 hours and 30 minutes.) After approx. 5 seconds the display will show the remaining time. COUNTDOWN is illuminated.
  • Page 28 Operating Instructions COOK TIME 1. Select oven function and temperature. 2. Press clock function selection but- ton Y repeatedly until COOK TIME flashes. 3. Using buttons + or - set the re- quired cooking time. After approx. 5 seconds the display will switch to the time.
  • Page 29 2. Press clock function selection but- ton Y repeatedly until END TIME is flashing. 3. Using the + button set the time at which you want the oven to switch off. After approx. 5 seconds the display will revert to the time. END TIME is illuminated.
  • Page 30 Operating Instructions COOK TIME and END TIME combined COOK TIME and END TIME can be used together if the oven is to switch on and off automatically at a later time. 1. Select oven function and temperature 2. Using the COOK TIME function, set the time required for the dish to cook.
  • Page 31 3. After approx. 5 seconds the flashing will stop and the clock will display the set time. The appliance is ready for use again. The TIME can only be changed if the oven and child safety feature are switched off. Operating Instructions...
  • Page 32: Other Functions

    1. If necessary switch off the appliance with the mains button. 2. Press clock functions selection buttons Y and + simultaneously until the display reappears (approx. 5 seconds). The display can only be switched off if the oven is also switched off.
  • Page 33: Oven Child Safety Feature

    Oven Child Safety Feature The oven is equipped with a child safety feature. As soon as the child safety feature is activated, the oven cannot be used. To activate the child safety feature, there must be no oven function se- lected.
  • Page 34: Button Locking Feature

    The button locking feature has now been activated. Deactivating the button locking feature Hold down oven function selection buttons X and Y simultaneously for approx. 2 seconds. The button locking feature is automatically deactivated when the ap- pliance is switched off.
  • Page 35: Oven Safety Cut-Out

    The indication "0.00" flashes, the temperature indicator light flashes, and a signal sounds. The oven switches off at temperatures of: 30 - 120° C after 120 - 200° C after 200 - 250° C after 250 - 300°...
  • Page 36: Usage, Tables And Tips

    Operating Instructions Usage, Tables and Tips Baking Use the BAKING, FAN COOKING or CONVENTIONAL oven function for baking. Cake tins • Cake tins made of dark metal and coated tins are suitable for CON- VENTIONAL. • Light tins are also suitable for BAKING and FAN COOKING.
  • Page 37 Variations in the amount of browning will even themselves out during baking. Switch off the oven 10-15 minutes before the end of the cooking time to make use of the residual heat. Unless otherwise stated the information in the tables applies for a cold oven.
  • Page 38: Baking Tables

    Operating Instructions Baking Tables Baking on one level Cakes, Biscuits, Bread, Pies Using cake tins Cakes in pound cake tins Sandcakes/ Cakes in loaf tins Madeira cake Dundee cake Large Christmas cake (10“) Victoria Sandwich Pastry cases Bakewell tart Swiss roll Flans &...
  • Page 39 Wholemeal bread White bread 1) Pre-heat oven. The figures printed in bold indicate the best oven function and temperature to use in each case. Select the lower temperature to start with, then select the higher one only if re- quired.
  • Page 40 Biscuits Macaroons Choux pastry buns Buns / cup cakes Scones Sausage rolls 1) Pre-heat oven. Select the lower temperature to start with, then select the higher one only if re- quired. FAN COOKING Shelf position from bottom 2 Levels 3 Levels...
  • Page 41: Tips On Baking

    Push a wooden skewer into the highest point of the cake. When no more cake mixture sticks to the wood, you can switch off the oven and utilise the residual heat. Check your recipe. Next time use less liquid. Observe mixing times, particularly when using kitchen appli- ances.
  • Page 42: Table: Desserts

    Soufflé - sweet/sa- voury 1) Pre-heat oven. The figures printed in bold indicate the best oven function and temperature to use in each case. Select the lower temperature to start with, then select the higher one only if required. CONVENTIONAL Shelf Temp.
  • Page 43: Roasting

    The cooking times are for guidance only. • We recommend roasting meat and fish in the oven from a weight of 1 kg. • In general the CONVENTIONAL function is suitable for very lean meat, fish and game.
  • Page 44 • Turn the roast after approx. 2/3 of the cooking time. Switch off the oven 10-15 minutes before the end of the cooking time to make use of the residual heat.
  • Page 45: Table: Meat, Roasting, Casseroles

    Table: Meat, roasting, casseroles Meat FAN COOKING Shelf posi- Temp. tion ºC from bottom Pork Shoulder; leg; rolled; boned 170-180 spare rib; loin of pork Beef Inexpensive 160-170 cuts Prime cuts -rare 170-180 -medium 170-180 -well done 170-180 Yorkshire pudding - small - large 180-190...
  • Page 46: Table: Roasting, Casseroles, Au Gratin

    1)Pre-heat oven. 2)For Rotitherm roasting and joints of 5 lb & over eliminate the additonal time. The figures printed in bold indicate the best oven function and temperature to use in each case. Select the lower temperature to start with, then select the higher one only if required.
  • Page 47 Poultry, Quantity Game, Fish, FAN COOKING approx. Vegetables Shelf posi- tion from bot- 1 kg/ Moussaka 2 lbs 675 g/ Meat Loaf 1.5 lbs Poultry/ Game 1 kg/ Chicken 2 lbs 1.5 kg/ Chicken 3 lbs 1.5-2 kg/ Duck 3.5-4 lbs 3.5-5 kg/ Goose 8-10 lbs...
  • Page 48 1)Pre-heat oven. 2) Place food in suitable containers and position wire shelf as per chart. The figures printed in bold indicate the best oven function and temperature to use in each case. Select the lower temperature to start with, then select the higher one only if required.
  • Page 49: Grilling

    Grilling Use the SINGLE GRILL or DUAL GRILL oven function with a temperature of 275 °C for grilling. Important: Always pre-heat the empty oven for 5 minutes using the grill function. Ovenware for grilling • For small amounts use the grill pan and the grill pan grid together for grilling.
  • Page 50: Grilling Table

    Operating Instructions Grilling Table Bacon rashers Beef burgers Chicken joints Chops: Fish: Kebabs Kidneys: Liver: Sausages Steaks: Shelf Level Food from down Lamb Pork Whole trout Hering Fillet plaice/cod Lamb/pig Lamb/pig rare medium well Grilling Time minutes each side 6-10 10-15 7-10 10-15...
  • Page 51: Bio-Functions

    Bio-Functions The low temperatures that can be set on this oven enable meat to be cooked so that it is particularly tender and juicy, yoghurt can also be made, dough proven and fruit dried in the oven. Important: The suggested temperature must be changed for all bio-...
  • Page 52 • It is necessary to turn whole poultry only. • Only add vegetables after approx. 2/3 of the browning time. • Once the browning time is at an end, do not open the oven door again! (Turn poultry before the end of the browning time.) The heat loss will significantly increase the cooking time.
  • Page 53: Low Temperature Roasting Table

    Low Temperature Roasting Table Food to be Roasted Meat Roast Beef Beef, Veal Fillet Saddle of Veal Game Saddle of Venison Leg of Venison Poultry Turkey Breast Chicken Duck Fish Sea Trout Salmon (Middle Piece) Zander / Pike We recommend low temperature roasting for: tender, lean pieces of meat and fish.
  • Page 54: Making Yoghurt

    3. Stir pure yoghurt into the milk, pour into the containers and cover. 4. Place the containers on the shelf. 5. Select the CONVENTIONAL oven function and change the suggested temperature to 40 °C. 6. Remove the yoghurt after approx. 5-8 hours (as soon as it set).
  • Page 55: Drying Fruit, Vegetables

    1. Wash the fruit or vegetables, peel if required, chop and dry. 2. Spread the fruit or vegetables on the shelf or baking sheet. 3. Select the FAN COOKING oven function and change the suggested temperature to 50-70 °C. 4. Turn fruit during drying.
  • Page 56: Defrosting

    Operating Instructions Defrosting To defrost food, use the oven's function DEFROST at 30 °C. Defrosting dishes • Put the food on a plate and put the plate on the tray. • Use only parchment paper or film to cover the food. Do not use plates or dishes as they significantly increase the defrosting time.
  • Page 57: Preserving

    • As soon as bubbles begin to appear in the liquid in the first jars (for 1-litre jars this takes about 35-60 minutes), switch off the oven or re- duce the temperature to 100 °C (see table).
  • Page 58: Preserving Table

    °C Mins. 160-170 35-45 160-170 35-45 10-15 160-170 35-45 10-15 160-170 50-60 5-10 160-170 40-60 10-15 160-170 50-60 160-170 50-60 160-170 50-60 15-20 160-170 50-60 160-170 6-8 Hrs. Standing time cooking with oven at 100 °C switched off Mins.
  • Page 59: Cleaning And Care

    Do not use any abrasive items. 3. Clean stubborn dirt with pyroluxe. Information: There is no need to use an oven spray if you use the py- roluxe cleaning cycle. Important! If you prefer to use an oven spray, always follow the manu- facturer's instructions.
  • Page 60: Cleaning With Pyroluxe

    Warning: The oven becomes very hot during this procedure. Children must be kept well away. Important: All parts and accessories must be removed from the oven before cleaning with pyroluxe. If you use the oven shelf runners obtainable as special accessories, they must be removed before cleaning with pyroluxe.
  • Page 61 Operating Instructions Carrying out quick pyroluxe cleaning Proceed as described for “Cleaning with pyroluxe”. 1. Hold down the - time selection button while COOK TIME is flashing. The temperature display shows: P2, the time display: 2.15 . Then the time appears in the time display.
  • Page 62: Shelf Support Rails

    Operating Instructions 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 and then un- hitch at the back.
  • Page 63: Oven Lighting

    – Switch off the oven! – Disconnect from the electricity supply. Place a cloth on the oven floor to protect the oven light and glass cover. Changing the rear oven light/Cleaning the glass cover 1. Remove the glass cover by turning it anti-clockwise and then clean it.
  • Page 64: Oven Door

    Operating Instructions 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. 3. Grip the oven door with both hands...
  • Page 65: Oven Door Glass

    Oven door glass The oven door is fitted with four sheets of glass set next to one an- other. The inner sheets can be removed for cleaning. Caution: The following steps are to be performed only when the oven door has been removed. If the glass is removed while the door is at- tached, the leighter weight may cause it to spring up and cause injury.
  • Page 66 Push it into the frame. The glass plates must be firmly at- tached. Re-attach the door to the oven...
  • Page 67: What To Do If

    Pyroluxe is not func- tioning (“tEL” appears in the time display) The oven door is locked The appliance is not plugged If you cannot rectify the fault with the help of the information given above, please contact your specialist dealer or customer service.
  • Page 68 Operating Instructions Information for appliances with a metal front: Due to the cold front of your appliance the inner door glass may steam over briefly if you open the door during or shortly after baking or roasting.
  • Page 69: 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 70: Installation Instructions

    • The unit in which the appliance is fitted must satisfy the require- ments of DIN 68930 in respect of stability. • This oven must be installed by qualified personnel to the relevant Standards. • This oven is heavy. Take care when moving it •...
  • Page 71 Installation Instructions This oven can be installed either in-column as shown or under a counter...
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  • Page 76: Warranty Conditions

    Warranty conditions Warranty conditions Great Britain 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 docu- mentation.
  • Page 77: Customer Service Centres

    Customer Service Centres Customer Service Centres Great Britain 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 78: Index

    ....13 oven door ......64 oven interior .
  • Page 79: Service And Spare Parts

    Service and Spare parts Service and Spare parts In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to pur- chase spare parts, please contact Service Force by telephoning: 08705 929 929 Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the Service Force Centre covering your post code area.
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