Siemens HB 550 Series Instruction Manual

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This cooker will provide you with much pleasure in your
Please read these operating instructions carefully, so as to
make use of all the technical advantages provided by the
The start of the operating instructions contains a number of
important instructions with regard to safety. You will then be
introduced to the individual components of your new cooker.
This section will tell you all you need to know about the
cooker functions and operation.
The tables have been structured in such a way as to provide
a step by step guide to the cooker settings. They contain
useful information about the appropriate cookware, insertion
level, and the optimum settings, all of which have, of course,
been carefully tested in our cooking studio.
To ensure the long lasting attractiveness of your cooker,
we have also included numerous tips on appliance care
and cleaning. And in the unlikely event of an appliance fault,
you will find, on the last pages, troubleshooting information
which will help you to rectify minor faults yourself.
Any questions? You can always refer to the detailed table
of contents, enabling you to find your way around quickly.
And now - enjoy your cooking.
Instruction manual
HB 550.. GB
5650 004 653



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  • Page 1 This cooker will provide you with much pleasure in your cooking. Please read these operating instructions carefully, so as to make use of all the technical advantages provided by the appliance. The start of the operating instructions contains a number of important instructions with regard to safety.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Important information ..... . . Before connecting the appliance ....Safety information .
  • Page 3 Table of contents Sterilizing ........Preparation ....... . . Setting procedure .
  • Page 4: Important Information

    Important information q Installation and connection must be carried in Before connecting accordance with the instructions and wiring the appliance diagram provided, and only by an authorised expert. Improper connection will invalidate your warranty. q Do not switch the appliance on if transport damage is apparent.
  • Page 5: How To Prevent Damage To Your Appliance

    q This appliance complies with all regulations for heating appliances. The switches and oven handle may become hot when the appliance is operated at a high temperature for a long period of time. q This appliance must be used for the preparation of food only.
  • Page 6: Your New Cooker

    Your new cooker The control panel Details vary according to the cooker model Clock Minus Timer Function selectors button button button < = Oven light t = Conventional heat Cooking Plus f = Conventional baking time button button Q = Hot air button R = Hot air grilling x = Radiant grilling...
  • Page 7 Temperature selector 50 300 = Temperature in ºC 20 ºC = Defrosting with hot air Radiant grilling 1 = Low grill 2 = Medium grill 3 = High grill Automatic self cleaning 1 = Light cleaning 2 = Moderate cleaning 3 = Intensive cleaning Levels 1, 2 and 3 apply to radiant grilling and automatic self cleaning.
  • Page 8: Push In Control Knobs

    The control knobs can be pushed in at the OFF Push in control position. knobs Simply press the control knob to release it or push it The switches can be turned clockwise or anti clockwise. If the setting was not changed for several hours, Automatic safety the oven switches off automatically.
  • Page 9: Cooling Fan

    Hot air A fan in the rear wall of the oven distributes the heat from the Conventional heat evenly throughout the oven. You can cook on two or three levels at the same time when using hot air. This type of heating will also provide optimum results when baking sponge cakes in cake tins.
  • Page 10: Oven And Accessories

    Oven and accessories The accessories can be inserted on 5 different levels within the oven. It is possible to pull out two thirds of the accessory without it tilting. This allows you to easily remove the food from the oven. Deep wire grill for ovenware, cake tins, roasts, grilling and frozen meals.
  • Page 11 Universal pan for juicy cakes, frozen meals and large roasts. It can also be used to collect dripping meat juices when grilling directly on the wire grill. Insert the universal pan up to the end stop with the sloping edge facing the oven door.
  • Page 12: Before Using For The First Time

    Before using for the first time When the oven is first connected, or following a power Setting the clock failure, three zeros will flash in the display. Set the time. Use the + or buttons to set the correct time. Press the j clock button.
  • Page 13: Cleaning The Accessories

    Please wash the accessories with soapy water before Cleaning the using them for the first time. accessories Setting the oven Set the type of heating and then the temperature or the grill setting. That's all. When your meal is ready, switch off the oven.
  • Page 14: If The Oven Is To Switch Off Automatically

    Set the function selector and the temperature selector If the oven is to as described in points switch off automatically Press the ? cooking time button. Use the + or buttons to change the suggested cooking time. The oven switches on after a few seconds. When the time has elapsed A signal sounds when the time has elapsed.
  • Page 15: If The Oven Is To Switch On And Off Automatically

    Notes q The set time counts down in the clock display. If you wish to know how much longer the meal in the oven will take, press the ? cooking time button. The time remaining is then displayed for a few seconds.
  • Page 16 Automatic operation is cleared when the time appears in the display. If the display still shows 0.00, press the ? cooking time button. The time will appear. If the meal is not quite Reset as described in points if the meal is not ready quite ready.
  • Page 17: Cakes And Pastries

    Cakes and pastries Baking tins It is best to use dark baking tins. For light baking tins made out of thin metal, and glass dishes, it is best to use hot air. However, this method prolongs the baking times and does not brown the cakes as evenly. Always place the cake tin onto the wire grill.
  • Page 18 Food Dish Shelf Cooking Temp. C Cooking position method time, mins Hot air Food Dish Shelf Cooking Temp. C Cooking position method time, mins Conventional baking Food Dish Shelf Cooking Temp. C Cooking position method time, mins...
  • Page 19: Advice On Baking

    Hot air Baking on 2 or 3 levels Food Dish Shelf Cooking Temp. C Cooking position method time, mins Victoria sandwich 18 cm tins 35 40 Scones* baking trays 20 30 Jacket potatoes wire shelves 60 90 Biscuits baking trays** 20 25 1+3+4 25 30...
  • Page 20: Meat, Poultry, Fish

    The cake is too dry. Use a skewer to pierce small holes in the baked cake. Then trickle the fruit juice or liqueur over the cake. Next time, select a temperature 10 degrees higher and shorten the baking times. The bread or cake (e.g. Next time, use a little less liquid and bake for a little cheesecake) looks good, longer but at a lower temperature.
  • Page 21: Roasting And Grilling

    Advice on grilling Always close the oven door when grilling. Wherever possible, use pieces of meat that are of a similar thickness, and at least 2 to 3 cm thick. Such pieces will be browned evenly and stay juicy and soft in the middle.
  • Page 22: Advice On Roasting And Grilling

    Grilling Food Shelf Cooking Grill setting Cooking time mins position method per 1 lb Meat steaks, bacon 2 or 3 12 22 Sausages and Fish fingers 15 20 Fish 10 20 Toast, 4 pieces Toast, 9 pieces Advice on roasting and grilling How can you tell when the Use a meat thermometer (available from specialist...
  • Page 23: Defrosting

    Defrosting Remove the food from its packaging and place it in a suitable dish on the wire grill. Please observe the instructions on the package. The defrosting times depend on the type and amount of food. Accessories Level Type of Temperature C heating Delicate frozen foods...
  • Page 24: Drying

    Drying q Only use perfectly fresh fruit and vegetables, and wash them thoroughly. q Allow the food to drain well, or dry it yourself. q Line the baking tray and wire grill with baking paper or greaseproof paper. Foodstuff Level Type of heating Temperature C Duration, hours 600 g apple rings approx.
  • Page 25: Sterilizing

    Sterilizing Preparation Setting procedure...
  • Page 26: Sterilizing Fruit

    As soon as the contents of the jars begins to bubble, Sterilizing fruit i.e., many bubbles form in quick succession (after approx. 40 to 50 minutes), switch off the temperature selector. The function selector remains switched on. The jars should be removed from the oven after 25 to 35 minutes of residual heat.
  • Page 27: Timer

    Timer You can set the timer at any time. You can even set it when a cooking time or end time has already been set. The time set always counts down visibly in the display. The timer also features a special acoustic signal. This enables you to tell whether it is the timer or a cooking time which has run down.
  • Page 28: Care And Cleaning

    Care and cleaning Do not under any circumstances use a highpressure or steam cleaner. Just wipe the appliance with a damp cloth. For Appliance exterior stubborn soil add a few drops of washing up liquid to the water. Dry with a dry cloth. Never use strong or abrasive cleaning agents, as these can leave the surfaces looking dull.
  • Page 29: Automatic Self Cleaning

    The oven is heated to approx. 500 °C. Any food Automatic residues from roasting, grilling and baking are burnt to self cleaning ash. You may choose from the following cleaning levels. Level Degree of cleaning Duration Light approx. 1 hour Moderate approx.
  • Page 30 q Clean the oven door and along the edges of the oven in the area of the door seal. Do not scour the door seal. Setting procedure Use the temperature selector to set the cleaning level. Set the function Automatic self cleaning starts after a few seconds. selector to *.
  • Page 31 Press the end button !. Use the plus + or minus button to set the Change the end time for automatic self cleaning desired end time. to a later time. The new end time is adopted after a few seconds. Automatic self cleaning is switched on and off automatically.
  • Page 32: Cleaning The Oven By Hand

    The oven is enamelled. Enamel must be burned in at very high temperatures, which can cause slight discoloration. The thin edges of baking trays cannot be completely coated with enamel, and may therefore be rough. Protection against corrosion is guaranteed. Should you wish to clean the oven without automatic Cleaning the self cleaning, simply wipe the oven clean using hot...
  • Page 33: Steam Filter

    The oven ceiling features a steam filter. This serves to Steam filter filter particles of fat from the exhaust air and thus reduce unpleasant odours. The steam filter cleans itself during automatic self cleaning.
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting? In the event of appliance malfunction, it is often the case that this is due to a minor fault only. Please read the following information before calling the after sales service: Problem Possible cause Comments/Remedy...
  • Page 35: Replacing The Oven Light

    Repairs should only be carried out by a fully trained authorized engineer otherwise there could be risk of serious injury to the user. If the oven light fails, it must be replaced. You can do Replacing the oven this yourself. You can obtain the correct 20 watt light halogen bulb from your local specialist.
  • Page 36: Replacing The Door Seal

    Refit the glass cover. Insert the glass cover on one side and press firmly on the other side. The glass cover will now click into place. Remove the tea towel. Switch on the fuse again and reset the time. If the glass cover of the oven light is damaged, it Replacing the glass cover must be replaced.
  • Page 37: Replacing The Strengthening Strip Seal

    A seal is located on the left and right hand sides of the Replacing the oven. This is secured by a hook at the top and strengthening strip bottom. You can replace this seal. seal Replacement seals may be obtained from the after sales service.
  • Page 38: Protection Of The Environment

    Protection of the environment Your new appliance was protected by suitable Packaging and old packaging while it was on its way to you. All materials appliances used for this purpose are environmentally friendly and suitable for recycling. Please make a contribution to protecting the environment by disposing of the packaging appropriately.
  • Page 39: Test Dishes

    Test dishes referring to EN 60350. Baking Food Dish and notes Shelf Cooking Temp. ºC Cooking position method time min Grilling Food Dish and notes Shelf Cooking Grill Cooking position method time min...
  • Page 40 Notes...