AEG COMPETENCE 40036VI Installation And Operating Instructions Manual

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COMPETENCE 40036VI
Free standing electric cooker
Installation and Operating Instructions

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  • Page 1 COMPETENCE 40036VI Free standing electric cooker Installation and Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2: Dear Customer

    Dear Customer, Please read these user instructions carefully and keep them to refer to later. Please pass the user instructions on to any future owner of the appli- ance. The following symbols are used in the text: Safety instructions Warning! Information that affects your personal safety. Important! Information that prevents damage to the appliance.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Operating Instructions ........Safety instructions.
  • Page 4 Cleaning and Care ..........35 Outside of the appliance.
  • Page 5: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions 1 Safety instructions This appliance conforms with the following EU Directives: – 73/23/EEC dated 19.02.1973 Low Voltage Directive – 89/336/EEC dated 03.05.1989 EMC Directive inclusive of Amending Directive 92/31/EEC – 93/68/EEC dated 22.07.1993 CE Marking Directive Electrical safety •...
  • Page 6 • If you use ingredients containing alcohol in the oven, a slightly flam- mable mixture of alcohol and air may ensue. In this case, be careful when opening the door. Do not handle any sources of heat, sparks or naked flames when doing so. Information on acrylamides According to the latest scientific knowledge, intensive browning of food, especially in products containing starch, can constitute a health...
  • Page 7: Disposal

    Disposal Packaging material The packaging materials are environmentally friendly and can be recy- cled. The plastic components are identified by markings, e.g. >PE<, >PS<, etc. Please dispose of the packaging materials in the appropriate container at the community waste disposal facilities. Old appliance The symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this...
  • Page 8: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the Appliance General Overview Control panel Door handle Full glass door Pan drawer...
  • Page 9: Control Panel

    Control Panel Oven Power Indicator Temperature Pilot Light Temperature selector Oven Functions Hob Cooking Zone Control Knobs Cooking surface Single cooking zone Multi-purpose zone Oven steam outlet 1200W 2300W Double ring cooking zone Residual heat Single cooking zone 2200W indicator 1200W...
  • Page 10: Oven Features

    Oven Features Top heat and heating elements Oven lighting Shelf positions Fat Filter Fan heating element Bottom Heat Oven shelf runners, removable Oven accessories Oven shelf For cookware, cake tins, roasts and grilled foods. Baking tray For cakes and biscuits. Roasting Pan For baking and roasting or as a pan for collecting fat.
  • Page 11: Before Using For The First Time

    Before Using for the first time Initial Cleaning You should clean the appliance thoroughly before using for the first time. Wipe the glass ceramic cooking surface with a damp cloth. Attention: Do not use sharp or abrasive cleaning materials. These could damage the surface.
  • Page 12: Operating The Hob

    Operating the hob When a cooking zone is switched on, it may hum briefly. This is a char- acteristic of all ceramic glass cooking zones and does not impair either the function or the life of the appliance. Heat settings •...
  • Page 13: Setting The Heat Setting

    Setting the heat setting 1. Select the heat setting. 2. To end the cooking process, turn back to the Off position. Switching on the dual fry/cook area The control for the dual fry/cook area is switched on by turning to the right, and cannot be turned past the stop! 1.
  • Page 14: Using The Oven

    Using the Oven Switching the Oven On and Off Oven Power Indicator Temperature Pilot Light Temperature selector Oven Functions 1. Turn the oven functions dial to the desired function. 2. Turn the temperature selector to the desired temperature. The power indicator is lit as long as the oven is in operation. The temperature pilot light is lit as long as the oven is heating up.
  • Page 15: Oven Functions

    Oven Functions The oven has the following functions: Heating element/ Oven function Application Light Using this function you can light up the oven interior, e.g. for cleaning. Fan-assisted For baking on up to two oven Top heat, bottom- circulation levels. heat, fan Set the oven temperatures 20-40 °C lower than when using Con-...
  • Page 16: Inserting The Combination Shelf, Baking Tray And Roasting Pan

    Inserting the Combination Shelf, Baking Tray and Roast- ing Pan Inserting the baking tray or roasting pan Insert baking tray or or roasting pan on the telescopic runners of the se- lected oven level so that the two holes engage on the front retaining pins on the telescopic runners.
  • Page 17: Inserting/Removing The Grease Filter

    Inserting/Removing the Grease Filter Only use the grease filter when roasting to protect the rear heating elements from fat splashes. Inserting the grease filter Hold the grease filter by the grip and insert the two mounts downwards into the opening on the rear wall of theoven (fan opening).
  • Page 18: Uses, Tables And Tips

    Uses, Tables and Tips Pans • You can recognise good pans by their bases. The base should be as thick and flat as possible. • Pay particular attention when buying new pans to the diameter of the base. Manufacturers often give only the diameter of the upper rim.
  • Page 19: Cooking Table

    Cooking table The information given in the following table is for guidance only. Heat Cooking- Cooking set- suitable for Tips/Hints process time ting Residual heat, Off posi- tion Keeping Keeping cooked foods food as required Cover warm warm Hollandaise sauce, Melting melting butter, chocolate, 5-25 mins.
  • Page 20 We recommend when boiling or searing foods using the highest heat setting at first and then letting foods requiring a longer cooking time finish cooking on the desired heat setting. Overheated fats and oils can ignite quickly. If you are cooking foods in fat or oil (e.g.
  • Page 21: Baking

    Baking Oven function: Fan-assisted circulation , Fan cooking Conventional Baking tins • For Conventional , dark metal and non-stick tins are suitable. • For Fan-assisted circulation or Fan cooking , bright metal tins are also suitable. Oven levels • Baking with Conventional and Fan-assisted circulation is possi- ble on one oven level.
  • Page 22 General Instructions • Insert the tray with the bevel at the front. • With Conventional or Fan-assisted circulation you can also bake with two tins next to one another on the oven shelf at the same time. This does not significantly increase baking time. When frozen foods are used the trays inserted may distort during cook- ing.
  • Page 23: Baking Table

    Baking table Time Type of Shelf Tempera- Ovenfunction Hours baking position ture °C mins. Baking in tins Ring cake or brioche Fan-assisted 150-160 0:50-1:10 circulation Madeira cake/Fruitcakes Fan-assisted 140-160 1:10-1:30 circulation Sponge cake Fan-assisted 0:25-0:40 circulation Sponge cake Conventional 0:25-0:40 Flan base - short pastry Conventional 180-200...
  • Page 24 Time Type of Shelf Tempera- Ovenfunction Hours baking position ture °C mins. Fruit flans (made with yeast Fan-assisted 0:35-0:50 dough/sponge mixture) circulation Fruit flans (made with yeast Conventional 0:35-0:50 dough/sponge mixture) Fruit flans made with short Conventional 170-190 0:40-1:20 pastry Yeast cakes with delicate Conventional 160-180...
  • Page 25 Time Type of Shelf Tempera- Ovenfunction Hours baking position ture °C mins. Rolls Fan-assisted 0:20-0:35 circulation Rolls Conventional 0:20-0:35 Small cakes (20per tray) Fan-assisted 0:20-0:30 circulation Small cakes (20per tray) Fan-assisted 1 / 4 0:25-0:40 circulation Small cakes (20per tray) Conventional 0:20-0:30 1) Pre-heat the oven...
  • Page 26: Tips On Baking

    Tips on Baking Baking results Possible cause Remedy The cake is not Wrong oven level Place cake lower browned enough un- derneath The cake sinks (be- Oven temperature too high Use a slightly lower setting comes soggy, lumpy, Baking time too short Set a longer baking time streaky) Baking times cannot be re-...
  • Page 27: Table For Bakes And Gratins

    Table for Bakes and Gratins Tempera- Time Shelf Dish Oven function ture Hours position °C mins. Pasta bake Conventional 180-200 0:45-1:00 Lasagne Conventional 180-200 0:25-0:40 Vegetables au gratin Rotitherm 160-170 0:15-0:30 Baguettes topped with Rotitherm 160-170 0:15-0:30 melted cheese Sweet bakes Conventional 180-200 0:40-0:60...
  • Page 28: Roasting

    Roasting Oven function: Conventional or Rotitherm Insert the grease filter when roasting! Roasting dishes • Any heat-resistant ovenware is suitable to use for roasting (please read the manufacturer's instructions). • Large roasting joints can be roasted directly in the roasting tray or on the oven shelf with the roasting tray placed below it.
  • Page 29: Roasting Table

    Roasting table Temper- Time Shelf Type of meat Quantity Ovenfunction ature Hours position °C mins. Beef Conven- Pot roast 1-1.5 kg 200-250 2:00-2:30 tional per cm. of Roast beef or fillet thickness per cm. 190- - rare Rotitherm 0:05-0:06 of thickness per cm.
  • Page 30 Temper- Time Shelf Type of meat Quantity Ovenfunction ature Hours position °C mins. Poultry 200-250g Poultry portions Rotitherm 200-220 0:35-0:50 each 400-500g Half chicken Rotitherm 190-210 0:35-0:50 each Chicken, poulard 1-1.5 kg Rotitherm 190-210 0:45-1:15 Duck 1.5-2 kg Rotitherm 180-200 1:15-1:45 Goose 3.5-5 kg Rotitherm...
  • Page 31: Grill Sizes

    Grill Sizes Oven function: Grill or Dual gril with maximum temperature setting Important: Always grill with the oven door closed. The empty oven should always be pre-heated with the grill functions for 5 minutes. • For grilling, use both the oven shelf and the roasting tray together. •...
  • Page 32: Defrosting

    Defrosting Oven function: Defrost (no temperature setting) • Unwrap the food and place it on a plate on the oven shelf. • Do not cover with a plate or bowl, as these can substantially lengthen the defrosting time. • For defrosting, place the shelf in the 1st oven level from the bot- tom.
  • Page 33: Drying

    Drying Oven function: Fan cooking • Use oven shelves covered with greaseproof paper or baking parch- ment. • You get a better result if you switch the oven off halfway through the drying time, open the door and leave the oven to cool down overnight.
  • Page 34: Making Preserves

    Making Preserves Oven function: Bottom heat • For preserving, use only commercially available preserve jars of the same size. • Jars with twist-off or bayonet type lids and metal tins are not suitable. • When making preserves, the first shelf position from the bottom is the one most used.
  • Page 35: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and Care Warning: For cleaning, the appliance must be switched off and cooled down. Warning: For safety reasons, do not clean the appliance with steam jet or high-pressure cleaning equipment. Attention: Do not use any scouring agents, sharp cleaning tools or scourers.
  • Page 36: Hob Frame

    Stubborn residues 1. Use a scraper to remove foods that have boiled over or stubborn splashes. 2. Place the scraper on the glass ceramic surface at an angle. 3. Remove residues by sliding the blade over the surface. You can get scrapers and glass ceramic cleaners from specialist shops. Special residues 1.
  • Page 37: Accessories

    Accessories Wash all slide-in units (shelf unit, baking tray, shelf support rails etc.) after each use and dry well. Soak briefly to make them easier to clean. Fat Filter 1. Clean the fat filter in hot water and washing up liquid or in the dish- washer.
  • Page 38: Oven Shelf Runner

    Oven Shelf Runner 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 39: Cleaning The Oven Shelf Runner

    Cleaning the Oven Shelf Runner Clean oven shelf runners with hot water and washing up liquid. Important: The oven shelf runners cannot be cleaned in the dish- washer. Important: On no account grease telescopic runners. Oven Lighting Warning: Risk of electric shock! Prior to changing the oven light bulb: –...
  • Page 40: Oven Ceiling

    Oven Ceiling The upper heating element can be folded down to make it easier to clean the oven ceiling. Folding down the heating ele- ment Warning: Only fold down the heat- ing element when the oven is switched off and there is no risk of being burnt! 1.
  • Page 41: Oven Door

    Oven Door The door of your appliance may be removed for cleaning. Removing the oven door 1. Open the oven door completely. 2. Completely fold back the clamp- ing levers on both door hinges. 3. Grip the oven door with both hands and close it about 3/4 going past the point of resistance.
  • Page 42: Oven Door Glass

    Oven door glass The oven door has two glass plates, set next to each other. The inner plate can be removed for cleaning. Caution: the following steps must be performed only with the oven door removed! If the glass is removed while the door is attached, the lighter weight may cause it to spring up and cause injury.
  • Page 43: Pan Drawer

    Pan drawer The pan drawer underneath the oven can be removed for easier cleaning. Removing / Replacing the pan drawer 1. Pull the pan drawer out of the cooker as far as possible. 2. Lift the pan drawer slightly, so that it can be lifted upwards at an angle out of the drawer guides.
  • Page 44: What To Do If

    What to do if … Problem Possible cause Remedy The cooking zones are not Consult the operating instructions for the built-in cook- functioning ing surface The oven does not heat up The oven is not switched Switch the oven on The required settings have Check the settings not been set...
  • Page 45: Instruction On Setting Up

    Instruction on setting up Important! The new appliance may only be installed and connected by qualified personnel. Please observe this instruction, otherwise the warranty will not cover any damage that may occur. Setting up • In the units or furniture surrounding the appliance, veneers or plastic coatings must have been made up using heat-resistant bonding agents (100°C).
  • Page 46: Safety Information For The Installer

    Safety information for the installer • The set-up of the electrical installation is arranged so that the appli- ance can be isolated from the mains with a minimum 3 mm all-pole contact separation. Suitable separation devices include e. g. cut-outs, fuses (screw fuses are to be taken out of the holder), RCD’s and contactors.
  • Page 47: Service

    Service In the event of technical faults, please first check whether you can remedy the problem yourself with the help of the operating instruc- tions (section “What to do if…”). If you were not able to remedy the problem yourself, please contact the Customer Care Department or one of our service partners.
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