Miele H 4881 B Operating And Installation Instructions

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Operating and Installation
H 4881 B
en - US, CA
To prevent accidents
and machine damage,
read these instructions
before installation or use.
M.-Nr. 07 077 570


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  • Page 1: Operating And Installation Instructions

    Operating and Installation Instructions Oven H 4881 B en - US, CA To prevent accidents and machine damage, read these instructions before installation or use. M.-Nr. 07 077 570...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS....... . . 4 Guide to the oven..........7 Guide to the display.
  • Page 3 Contents Setting the timer..........26 Guide to the functions .
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Installation This appliance is intended for Before installation, make sure that residential use only. the voltage and frequency listed on the data plate correspond with the Only use the appliance for its household electrical supply. This data intended purpose.
  • Page 5: Oven Use

    Only use the Miele roast probe hand. supplied with the oven. Contact Miele if The door gasket is essential for a you need to purchase a new probe. good seal. Care should be taken not to To prevent damage, remove the rub, damage or move the gasket.
  • Page 6: Save These Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS This oven must only be used for Do not use water on grease fires! cooking. Do not use it as a dryer, kiln, Smother the fire with a properly rated dehumidifier, etc. Fumes or vapors dry chemical or foam fire extinguisher. given off by glues, plastics or Be aware of loose fitting or hanging flammable liquids and materials could...
  • Page 7: Guide To The Oven

    Guide to the oven a Control panel h Light b Door contact switch * i Non-tip, six level runners c Upper heating element j Data plate d Catalytic liner k Oven door e Rotisserie motors * This switch shuts off the heating element and convection fan when f Convection fan the door is opened during use.
  • Page 8: Guide To The Display

    Guide to the display a Touch controls e Display to select or set a function. shows the time or the functions. b Keypad f "Timer" touch control to enter times or temperatures. to set a timer independent of an oven function.
  • Page 9: Oven Accessories

    Oven accessories Wire rack The racks are to be slid into the runners on either side of the oven. They have non-tip safety notches which prevent them from being pulled out completely while the oven is in use. When inserting a rack, always check that the safety notches are at the rear of the oven.
  • Page 10: Grease Filter

    Oven accessories Grease filter The filter helps to keep the oven fan clean from moisture and grease. Anytime meat or poultry is prepared insert the grease filter in front of the fan opening. Roast probe The roast probe reliably monitors the core temperature of meat and poultry during a roasting function.
  • Page 11: Locking The Oven

    Locking the oven System lock Using the system lock: ^ Select the touch control next to ) The oven is supplied with this setting and confirm "on". deactivated as standard. To use it you first have to activate it. The oven cannot be operated now. The $ symbol indicates that the lock The system lock can be activated to has been activated.
  • Page 12: Using The Oven Display

    Using the oven display This oven uses soft key technology and an LCD display to assist in the selection of functions. To select a function, touch the control next to the desired function. The arrow next to each displayed function points to its corresponding control.
  • Page 13: Settings

    SETTINGS The default oven settings can be changed in the function "SETTINGS J". In this function you can customize the oven to suit your preferences. Settings may be adjusted by touching the appropriate touch control. Available settings: SETTINGS ( LANGUAGE J... OVEN LIGHT...
  • Page 14: Language J

    SETTINGS Language J ^ Select the touch control next to the LANGUAGE english desired language and confirm by ( english francais ) touching "OK". ( deutsch OK ) The J symbol indicates the "Language" more ) ( espanol setting. If you accidentally select an unfamiliar language, simply look for the J symbol.
  • Page 15: Temperatures

    SETTINGS Temperatures TEMPERATURES The default temperature of each function can be adjusted within the ( BAKE 375°F range shown below. If a temperature ( CONVECTION BAKE 325°F OK ) out of the range is selected, the oven ( SURROUND BAKE 375°F more ) will revert to the default temperature.
  • Page 16: Oven Light

    SETTINGS Oven Light The "on" duration of the oven light can be altered. ^ Touch the control of the light setting OVEN LIGHT you wish to choose. On during use – "Off after 1 minute" ( Off after 1 minute The light goes off after the first ( On during use OK )
  • Page 17: Tone Options

    SETTINGS Tone Options TONE OPTIONS Unique tones may be set for each of the two timers to differentiate the timers ( Timer 1 Tone 1 Volume from an oven function tone. ( Timer 2 Tone 2 Tone Short ) OK ) "Timer 1"...
  • Page 18: Display

    SETTINGS Display "Tone Short / Long" The duration of the timer and oven The brightness and contrast of the oven tones can be modified. display can be adjusted by touching the controls next to "Brightness" and – "Tone short" will beep in quick "Contrast".
  • Page 19: Reset

    SETTINGS Reset RESET The factory settings of the oven can be restored through the "RESET" function. ( TEMPERATURE ( SETTINGS – Temperatures ( FAVORITES – Settings – Favorites Reset Temperatures RESET TEMPERATURES Are you sure? If the request is confirmed with "yes", all changed temperatures will be restored to the factory default.
  • Page 20: Before Using The Oven

    Before using the oven Heat the oven New ovens may have a slight odor during the first few uses. To eliminate the odor quickly, the oven should be operated at a high temperature for 2 hours. Before heating the oven for the first time remove (if present) –...
  • Page 21 Before using the oven ^ Set the temperature to 500 °F CONVECTION BAKE 325°F 12:23 (260 °C) using the keypad. Range: 125°F - 500°F Temperature ) ( Delay Start Add to favorites ) ^ Set the timer to run the oven for CONVECTION BAKE 500°F 12:23 2 hours by touching the "Delay Start"...
  • Page 22: Using The Oven

    Using the oven Selecting a function ^ Touch the "On" control to activate the display. ( BAKE... BROIL... ) ( ROAST... FAVORITES... ) ^ Touch the control next to the function more ) you wish to select. ( MASTER CHEF... For example, touch the control next to the word "BAKE"...
  • Page 23: Preheating

    Using the oven Preheating For proper cooking results, most recipes call for a preheated oven. After a temperature has been selected, the rising temperature can be viewed in the display. "Preheating" will show in the display until the oven has reached the selected temperature.
  • Page 24: Start Time

    Using the oven Start time End time This feature allows you to delay the The desired end time allows you to set start of a function, from 1 minute to the actual time you would like cooking 23 hours 59 minutes, so that the to complete.
  • Page 25: Canceling A Process

    Using the oven Canceling a process ^ Touch the "Clear" control. The cooking process will be canceled. If the timer was set in addition to a cooking process time, touching "Clear" will show all options which can be canceled ^ Select the option you wish to cancel. Turning off the oven ^ Touch the "Off"...
  • Page 26: Setting The Timer

    Setting the timer Setting a timer The timer can be used to time any activity in the kitchen and can be set independently of a cooking function. Two alarms (Timer 1 and 2) can be selected simultaneously. A maximum time of 59 minutes and 59 seconds can be selected.
  • Page 27: Guide To The Functions

    Guide to the functions...
  • Page 29: Bake

    BAKE Baking tips When baking meat or poultry, insert the grease filter in front of the fan opening. Remember to remove the grease filter from the fan opening when baking pastries. If the filter is not removed, increase the baking time. The roasting pan does not need to be greased or covered with parchment paper.
  • Page 30 BAKE BAKE Default temperature . . . 375 °F (190 °C) The "BAKE" function works by heating food from below. This is similar to the "bake mode" of a conventional oven. Use this function for: – boxed cake mixes, – baked apples, –...
  • Page 31: Convection Bake

    BAKE CONVECTION BAKE Default temperature . . . 325 °F (160 °C) This function actively circulates heated air throughout the oven cavity for a consistent baking temperature. Use this function for: – cookies, cakes, – quick breads, – yeast breads, –...
  • Page 32 BAKE SURROUND Default temperature . . . 375 °F (190 °C) The "SURROUND" function is a premium conventional baking mode. The oven heats with both the upper and lower heating elements without the convection fan. Use this function for: – souffles, meringues, –...
  • Page 33 BAKE INTENSIVE Default temperature . . . 325 °F (160 °C) The "INTENSIVE" function generates heat from the lower heating element. The oven’s fan gently circulates the heated air to create a brick oven (convection) environment. Use this function for: –...
  • Page 34: Roast

    ROAST AUTO ROAST When roasting (all Roast functions), insert the grease filter in front of the fan opening. Default temperature . . . 325 °F (160 °C) This premium convection function heats the oven to a high temperature to sear the meat, retaining moisture and tenderness.
  • Page 35: Convection Roast

    ROAST CONVECTION ROAST Default temperature . . . 325 °F (160 °C) This function uses the convection fan to actively circulate heated air throughout the oven. This function does not spike the oven temperature for searing. Use this function for: –...
  • Page 36 ROAST SURROUND ROAST Default temperature . . . 400 °F (200 °C) "SURROUND ROAST" is a conventional roasting program for traditional recipes. Use this function for: – pot roast, – brisket, – stew. The recommended position is the 2 runner from the bottom.
  • Page 37: Roasting Tips

    ROAST Roasting tips – Always install the grease filter in the back of the oven before roasting. – The larger the cut of meat to be roasted, the lower the temperature that should be used. The roasting process will take a little longer, but the meat will be cooked evenly and the outside will become crisp.
  • Page 38: Using The Roast Probe

    ROAST Using the roast probe The roast probe reliably monitors the roasting process. The tip of the probe continuously measures the core temperature of the meat or poultry. When the selected core temperature is reached, the oven automatically shuts off. The roast probe can be used with the following functions: –...
  • Page 39 ROAST When roasting poultry, the best place to insert the probe is in the thickest part of the bird between the thigh and body. ^ Insert the short end of the roast probe into the socket on the right side of the oven so it clicks into place.
  • Page 40 ROAST ^ Enter the desired start time of the AUTO ROAST 325°F 12:23 roasting process using the keypad. Wait for Start At the end of cooking, when the ( Probe 200°F Temperature ) selected core temperature has been ( Start time 02:00 Add to favorites ) reached, a tone will sound.
  • Page 41: Master Chef

    MASTER CHEF When using the "MASTER CHEF" function to cook meat or poultry insert the grease filter in front of the fan opening. The "MASTER CHEF" function contains an easy to use list of preset functions of ( BAKE... BROIL... ) commonly cooked foods such as pizza, ( ROAST...
  • Page 42 MASTER CHEF Tips for use – To end an automatic program prematurely, turn the oven off. – If the food is not cooked to your desire after an automatic program has elapsed, set the oven to Convection Bake 320 °F (160 °C) and cook or brown it for a few more minutes.
  • Page 43: Baked Goods

    MASTER CHEF MASTER CHEF Functions POULTRY MEAT FISH BAKED GOODS Turkey Beef Steaks 10 - 15 lb Roast Fillets Fruit Pies 15 - 20 lb Prime Rib Whole Layer Cakes 20 - 25 lb Pot Roast Lobster Tails Cookies 25 + lb Steaks Paella Soufflé...
  • Page 44: Broil

    BROIL BROIL When broiling (all Broil functions), insert the grease filter in front of the fan opening. No default temperature Only the inner part of the upper heating element is used for a smaller area of intense heat from above. This function is excellent for broiling or searing small quantities.
  • Page 45: Maxi Broil

    BROIL MAXI BROIL No default temperature The entire upper heating element is used for intense heating from above. This function gives excellent browning and searing results. Use this function for: – chops, ribs, – large quantities of meat, – browning large dishes. The recommended position is the 4 runner from the bottom.
  • Page 46: Convection Broil

    BROIL CONVECTION BROIL No default temperature Hot air from the upper heating element is distributed over the food by the fan. This enables a lower temperature than conventional broiling to be used. Use this function for: – thick pieces of meat, –...
  • Page 47 BROIL ROTISSERIE No default temperature The "ROTISSERIE" function broils meat or poultry while turning it on a spit for even cooking results. Use this function for: – poultry, whole birds, – tied roasts, e.g. pork loin, beef tenderloin, etc., – kabobs. The roast probe cannot be used at the same time as the rotisserie.
  • Page 48 BROIL ^ Secure meat or poultry on the skewers. (Poultry legs should be tied together to prevent them from catching on the heating element or burning.) ^ Assemble the rotisserie as shown. ^ Put the rotisserie in the oven, using the lowest level runner.
  • Page 49: Broiling Tips

    BROIL Broiling tips – Always insert the grease filter in the back of the oven before broiling. – To ensure even cooking, it is best to broil foods of a similar thickness at the same time. Most items should be turned halfway through broiling.
  • Page 50: Favorites

    FAVORITES If you often cook a recipe with the same settings (function, time, temperature) you can save them as a "favorite" for easy recall. To save a favorite: ^ Enter the function, temperature and CONVECTION BAKE 325°F 12:23 cooking times of the recipe. Preheating 60°F The oven will begin heating.
  • Page 51: Sabbath

    SABBATH SABBATH Default temperature . . . 375 °F (190 °C) For religious observance, the oven can be set to run for the duration of the Sabbath. There will be no visual change to the control panel and the clock will not be displayed. In this function, only "BAKE"...
  • Page 52: Dehydrate

    DEHYDRATE DEHYDRATE Default temperature ..175 °F (80 °C) This function is for dehydrating fruits, vegetables and herbs. A consistent low temperature and the fan maintain the ideal conditions for the long dehydration process. For best results, blot food with a paper towel before dehydrating.
  • Page 53: Proof

    PROOF PROOF Default temperature ..125 °F (50 °C) The warm environment created in the proof function will allow you to effectively proof dough. This function maintains a low temperature perfect for yeast to rise. Place the dough in a large bowl on the oven rack positioned at the lowest runner level.
  • Page 54: Defrost

    DEFROST DEFROST Default temperature ..75 °F (25 °C) This function allows you to defrost food at a constant temperature. Defrosting times depend on the type and weight of the food, and at what temperature it was deep-frozen. Defrosting tips –...
  • Page 55: Cleaning

    Cleaning Appliance front Accessories The glass front of the appliance and the Roast probe control area can be cleaned with glass cleaner when cool. Wash with soapy water and a sponge. Rinse under running water. Stainless steel Do not submerge the roast probe in Stainless steel surfaces can be cleaned water.
  • Page 56: Perfectclean

    Cleaning PerfectClean The revolutionary PerfectClean enamel is a smooth, nonstick surface that cleans easily with a sponge. The following have been treated with "PerfectClean": – oven walls, – roasting pan, – wire rack, – runners. ^ Do not clean items with PerfectClean in a dishwasher.
  • Page 57: Cleaning The Oven Cavity By Hand

    Cleaning Cleaning the oven cavity by hand Danger of burns! Allow the oven to cool before cleaning. To make cleaning easier – remove the oven door, – remove the runners, – remove the back panel, – lower the upper heating element. ^ Clean the oven surfaces with a solution of hot water, liquid dish soap and a sponge or soft nylon brush.
  • Page 58: Removing The Oven Door

    Cleaning Removing the oven door Please note: The oven door is quite heavy. It should be gripped firmly at the sides when being removed or refitted. ^ Open the door fully. ^ Flip up the locking clamps on each door hinge. ^ Slowly shut the door until the protruding clamps stop the movement.
  • Page 59: Removing The Runners

    Cleaning Refitting the oven door ^ Insert the door onto the hinges and open the door completely. ^ Flip the locking clamps down. Be sure that the locking clamps are flipped down when the door is reinstalled. Otherwise, on closing the door, the hinges could work loose from the guide holes and cause damage.
  • Page 60: Removing The Back Panel

    Cleaning Removing the back panel ^ First remove the runners. ^ Loosen the screws in the rear panel and remove the panel. The oven must not be used without the back panel fitted. This could lead to injuries. Reassemble in the reverse order, ensuring all parts are correctly in place.
  • Page 61: Catalytic Liners

    More time may be needed if the oven is heavily soiled. ( Duration hh:mm ( End time hh:mm OK ) ^ Touch "OK". If the catalytic liner is damaged, a replacement may be purchased from your local Miele dealer or from Miele.
  • Page 62: Changing The Light Bulb

    Changing the light bulb To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect this appliance from the power supply by shutting off the power main or tripping the circuit breaker. Changing the light bulb ^ Remove the runners. ^ Spread a dishtowel on the oven floor to protect the enamel, in case the light cover falls.
  • Page 63 Changing the light bulb ^ Replace the halogen bulb. Only use the following light bulb: 12 V, 10 W, 572 °F (300 °C) heat resistant, socket G4, type 64418 made by Osram. Do not touch the new light bulb with your fingers;...
  • Page 64: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions What if the oven does not heat? Possible fault The system lock is activated. Deactivate the system lock. The circuit breaker has tripped. Check the breaker. The delay start has been set. Cancel the delay start. The door is not fully closed. Close the door firmly.
  • Page 65: Technical Service

    Miele’s Service department, Extended Service Contracts offered by other providers for Miele products will not be recognized by Miele. Our goal here is to prevent unauthorized (and untrained) service personnel from working on your Miele products, possibly doing further damage to them, you and/or your home.
  • Page 66: Optional Accessories

    Optional accessories The following accessories are available for purchase from your Local Miele Dealer or from Miele. Pizza pan This circular pan is suitable for cooking fresh or frozen pizzas, flat cakes, tarts, and baked desserts. Pizza stone The pizza stone is ideal for baking dishes with a crisp bottom like pizza and bread.
  • Page 67: Installation Instructions

    Installation Instructions...
  • Page 68: Caring For The Environment

    Caring for the environment Disposal of the packing Disposal of an old appliance materials Old appliances may contain materials that can be recycled. Please contact The cardboard box and packing your local recycling authority about the materials protect the appliance during possibility of recycling these materials.
  • Page 69: Electrical Connection

    Electrical connection Installer: CAUTION: Before servicing, Please leave these instructions with disconnect the power supply by the consumer. either removing the fuse, shutting off the power main or manually Power supply "tripping" the circuit breaker. The oven is equipped with a 6 ft. (1.8 m) flexible power cord consisting Installation work and repairs should of 4 wires ready for connection to a...
  • Page 70: Appliance And Cut-Out Dimensions

    Appliance and Cut-out Dimensions a Vent cut-out (min. 24" / 150 cm ) possible at rear or platform of cabinet b Cut-out for power cord (min. 1" / 3 cm c Power cord For the most current specifications see the Miele website.
  • Page 71: Installing The Oven

    Installing the oven The oven must be installed into cabinetry and be supported from underneath. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Certain cabinet materials and finishes are very sensitive to high temperatures. To eliminate the risk of damage to surrounding cabinets, a 24 square inch (2"x12") [150 cm minimum opening must exist in the cabinet to allow air to flow into and around the appliance.
  • Page 72 Installing the oven ^ Slowly shut the door until the protruding clamps stop the movement. Pull the door upward. ^ Connect the oven to the electrical supply. ^ Slide the oven into the cabinet and align. ^ Reinstall the door. ^ Open the oven door and locate the two mounting screw holes in the oven frame.
  • Page 73 Installing the oven Set the time "Enter Time: hh:mm" will appear in the display once the oven is connected to electricity. ^ Set the current time using the keypad. ^ Save the time by touching the "OK" control.
  • Page 76 Alteration rights reserved / 2807 M.-Nr. 07 077 570 / 01 (H 4881 B) For the most updated manual see the Miele website.

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