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COMPETENCE B3741-4
Built-In Electric Oven
Operating Instructions

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  • Page 1 COMPETENCE B3741-4 Built-In Electric Oven 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 ..........40 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: How To Avoid Damage To The Appliance

    How to avoid damage to the appliance • Do not line the oven with aluminium foil and do not place baking trays, pots, etc. on the oven floor, as the heat that builds up will dam- age the oven enamel. •...
  • 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...
  • Page 9: Control Panel

    Control Panel Oven Power Indicator Temperature / Time Display Oven Functions Temperature / Time Selection Function buttons Oven Features Top heat and heating elements Oven lighting Shelf positions Bottom Heat Oven shelf runners, removable...
  • Page 10: Oven Accessories

    Oven accessories Oven shelf For cookware, cake tins, roasts and grilled foods. Baking tray For cakes and biscuits.
  • Page 11: Before Using For The First Time

    Before Using for the first time Setting and changing the time The oven only operates when the time has been set. When the appliance has been con- nected to the electrical supply or when there has been a power cut, the function indicator Time flashes automatically.
  • Page 12: Initial Cleaning

    Initial Cleaning Before using the oven for the first time you should clean it thoroughly. Caution: Do not use any caustic or abrasive cleaners. The surface could be damaged. To clean metal fronts use commercially available cleaning agents. 1. Set the oven functions dial to Light 2.
  • Page 13: Using The Oven

    Using the Oven Switching the Oven On and Off Oven Power Indicator Temperature / Time Display Heat indicator Speedcook Button Speedcook Selector Button Oven Functions Change display Temperature / Time Selection Switching the oven on Turn the oven functions control knob to the desired function.
  • Page 14: Switching The Oven Off

    Changing the oven temperature Use the control knob to raise or lower the temperature. The setting changes in steps of 5 °C. Switching the oven off To turn the oven off, turn the oven functions control knob to the OFF position.
  • Page 15: Heat Indicator

    Heat indicator Indicates warming up When the oven function has been switched on the bars that slowly light up one after the other indicate how far the oven has heated up. Fast heat indicator When the fast heat function has been switched on the bars that flash one after the other indi-...
  • Page 16: Speedcook

    Speedcook After an oven function is selected, using the additional function Speedcook the empty oven can be pre-heated in a relatively short time. Important: Do not put the food to be cooked into the oven, until Speedcook is completed and the oven is operating using the desired function.
  • Page 17: 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 18: Inserting The Oven Shelf And The Baking Tray

    Inserting the Oven Shelf and the Baking Tray Shelf runner safety and anti-tip device As a shelf runner safety device, all insertable components have a small curved indentation at the bottom on the right and left-hand edge. Always insert insertable components so that this indentation is at the back of the oven interior.
  • Page 19: Clock Functions

    Clock Functions Temperature / Time Display Clock function indicators Selector Button Change display 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. Countdown To set a countdown. A signal sounds after the time has elapsed. This function does not affect the functioning of the oven.
  • Page 20 How to use the clock functions • After a clock function has been selected, the corresponding function indicator flashes for about 5 seconds. During this period, the desired times can be set or modified using the dial. • When the desired time has been set, the function indicator continues to flash for approx.
  • Page 21 Countdown 1. Press the Select button repeated- ly until the function indicator Countdown flashes. 2. Using the control knob set the desired countdown (max. 99.00minutes). The function indicator Countdown lights up. When 90% of the time set has elapsed, an audible signal sounds. When the time has elapsed, ”0.00“...
  • Page 22 Cook time 1. Select the oven function and tem- perature. 2. Press the Select button repeated- ly until the function indicator Cook time flashes. 3. Using the control knob set the desired cooking time (max. 09.59hours). The function indicator Cook time lights up and the oven comes on immediately.
  • Page 23 End time 1. Select the oven function and temperature. 2. Press the Select button repeated- ly until the End time function in- dicator flashes. 3. Using the control knob set the desired switch-off time. The function indicator End time lights up and the oven comes on immediately.
  • Page 24 Cook time and End time combined Cook time and End time can be used simultaneously, if the oven is to be switched on and off automatically at a later time. 1. Select the oven function and temperature. 2. Using the Cook time function, set the time that the dish needs to cook, In this example, 1 hour.
  • Page 25: Other Functions

    Other Functions Switching off the display You can save energy by switching off the clock display. Switching off the clock display 1. Turn the control knob to the right and hold it. 2. In addition press the Select but- ton until the display goes out. As soon as the appliance is switched on again, the display comes on au- tomatically.
  • Page 26: Oven's Child Safety Device

    Oven’s child safety device The oven is fitted with a child safety device. As soon as the child safety device is activated, the oven cannot be switched on. For the child safety device to be activated, none of the oven functions must be currently selected.
  • Page 27: Uses, Tables And Tips

    Uses, Tables and Tips Baking Oven function: Fan-assisted circulation or Conventional Baking tins • For Conventional , dark metal and non-stick tins are suitable. • For Fan-assisted circulation bright metal tins are also suitable. Oven levels • Baking with Conventional is only possible on one level.
  • Page 28 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 29: Baking Table

    Baking table Time Shelf Tempera- Type of baking Ovenfunction Hours 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 30 Time Shelf Tempera- Type of baking Ovenfunction Hours 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 31: Tips On Baking

    Time Shelf Tempera- Type of baking Ovenfunction Hours 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 32: 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 33: Roasting

    Roasting Oven function: Conventional or Rotitherm Ovenware for roasting • Any heat-resistant ovenware is suitable to use for roasting. (Please read the manufacturer's instructions.) • For all lean meats, we recommend roasting these in a roasting tin or dish with a lid. The meat will be more succulent. •...
  • Page 34 Temper- Time Shelf Type of meat Quantity Ovenfunction ature Hours position °C mins. Pork Shoulder, neck, ham 1-1.5 kg Rotitherm 160-180 1:30-2:00 joint Chop, spare rib 1-1.5 kg Rotitherm 170-180 1:00-1:30 Meat loaf 750 g-1 kg Rotitherm 160-170 0:45-1:00 Porkknuckle (pre- 750 g-1 kg Rotitherm 150-170 1:30-2:00...
  • Page 35: Wide Grilling

    Temper- Time Shelf Type of meat Quantity Ovenfunction ature Hours position °C mins. Fish (steamed) Conven- Whole fish 1-1.5 kg 1 / 3 210-220 0:45-1:15 tional 1) Pre-heat the oven Wide grilling Oven function: Dual gril with maximum temperature setting Important: Always grill with the oven door closed.
  • Page 36: 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 37: Drying

    Drying Oven function: Fan-assisted circulation • 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 38: 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 39: Preserves Table

    Preserves table The times and temperatures for making preserves are for guidance only. Cooking time Continue to Temperature Preserve until simmering cook at 100°C in°C in mins. in mins. Soft fruit Strawberries, blueberries, 160-170 35-45 raspberries, ripe gooseberries Unripe gooseberries 160-170 35-45 10-15...
  • Page 40: 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 41: Pyrolytic Cleaning

    Pyrolytic cleaning Warning: The oven gets very hot during this process. Keep small chil- dren away. Important! All removable parts including the side rails must be re- moved from the oven before using the pyroluxe function. If you use the oven shelf runners that are available as special accesso- ries, these must be removed before pyrolytic cleaning.
  • Page 42: Shelf Support Rails

    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 (1) and then un- hitch at the back (2).
  • Page 43: Oven Lighting

    Oven Lighting Warning: There is a danger of electric shock! Prior to changing the oven light bulb: – Switch off the oven! – Remove the fuses in the fuse box or switch off the circuit breaker. Place a cloth on the oven floor to protect the oven light and glass cov- Replacing the oven light bulb/ cleaning the glass cover 1.
  • Page 44: Oven Door

    Oven door For easier cleaning of the oven interior the oven door of your appliance can be taken off its hinges. Removing the oven door from its hinges 1. Open the oven door as far as it will 2. Undo the clamping levers (A) on both door hinges fully.
  • Page 45 Hanging the oven door back on its hinges 1. From the handle side take hold of the oven door with a hand on each side and hold at an angle of approx. 45°. Position the recesses on the bottom of the oven door on the hinges on the oven.
  • Page 46: Oven Door Glass

    Oven door glass The oven door is fitted with four panels of glass mounted one behind the other. The inner panels can be removed for cleaning. Important Rough handling, especially around the edges of the front panel, can cause the glass to break. Removing door glass panels 1.
  • Page 47 5. Take hold of the door glass panels on their upper edge one after the other and take them out of the guide by pulling them upwards. Cleaning the door glass panels Clean the door glass panels thoroughly with a solution of water and washing up liquid.
  • Page 48 On the open side of the door trim (B) there is a guide bar (C). This must be pushed between the outer door panel and the guide corner (D). The clip seal (E) must be snapped in. 3. Open the oven door as far as it will 4.
  • Page 49: What To Do If

    What to do if … Problem Possible cause Remedy The oven does not heat up The oven has not been Switch on the oven switched on The clock has not been set Set the clock to the cur- to the current time rent time The required settings have Check the settings...
  • Page 50 Warning! Repairs to the appliance are only to be carried out by quali- fied service engineers. Considerable danger to the user may result from improper repairs. If the appliance has been wrongly operated, the visit from the customer service technician or dealer may not take place free of charge, even during the warranty period.
  • Page 51: 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.
  • Page 52 USD 14 billion in more than 150 countries around the world. AEG Hausgeräte GmbH Postfach 1036 D-90327 Nürnberg http://www.aeg-electrolux.de © Copyright by AEG 822 927 035-A-050905-01 Subject to change without notice...

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