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  • Page 1 Instruction manual HC744540...
  • Page 3 In the unlikely event of a fault, look here for information on how to rectify minor faults yourself. A detailed table of contents will help you to find your way around quickly. Enjoy your meal! Instruction manual HC744540 9000518056 S-041289-01...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Safety information ....... . Before installation ........Information for your safety .
  • Page 5 Table of contents Rapid heating ........Clock .
  • Page 6 Table of contents Test dishes ........
  • Page 7: Safety Information

    d Safety information Read this instruction manual carefully. Keep the instruction manual in a safe place. If the appliance changes owners, the instructions should always be passed on. Before installation Transport damage Check the appliance for damage after unpacking it. Do not have the appliance connected if it has been damaged in transport.
  • Page 8 Risk of short circuit. Do not trap leads of electrical appliances in the hot oven door or pull them over the hot hob. The cable insulation could melt. Risk of fire. Never place flammable objects on the hob or store them in the cooking compartment.
  • Page 9 Wet saucepan bases and Risk of injury. hotplates Liquid between the base of the saucepan and the hotplate can create steam pressure. The pan may suddenly jump. Always keep the hotplates and pan bases dry. Cracks in the glass ceramic Risk of electric shock.
  • Page 10: Causes Of Damage

    Causes of damage Damage to the hob Do not allow pans to boil dry, especially with enamel and aluminium pans. They may cause damage. Do not place hot cookware on the display area or on the surround. Damage can occur if hard or pointed objects fall onto the hob.
  • Page 11 Damage to the oven Do not place accessories on the cooking compartment floor. Do not line it with foil or greaseproof paper of any kind. Do not place ovenware on the cooking compartment floor if a temperature of over 50 ºC has been set. This will cause heat accumulation.
  • Page 12: Energy And Environment Tips

    Energy and environment tips Here you can find tips on how to save energy when baking and roasting in the oven and when cooking on the hob and how to dispose of your appliance properly. Environmentally friendly disposal Dispose of packaging in an environmentally friendly manner.
  • Page 13: Saving Energy With The Hob

    Saving energy with the hob Use pots and pans with thick, even bases. Uneven bases increase energy consumption. The diameter of pot and pan bases should be the same size as the hotplate. In particular, small saucepans on the hotplate cause energy losses. Please remember: Cookware manufacturers often provide the diameter of the saucepan.
  • Page 14: Installation And Connection

    Installation and connection Electrical connection The appliance must be connected to the mains by a licenced expert. The regulations of your electricity supplier must be observed. Any damage arising from the appliance being connected incorrectly will invalidate the guarantee. For the installer An all pole isolating switch with a contact gap of at least 3 mm must be present for installation.
  • Page 15: Levelling The Cooker

    Levelling the cooker Always place the cooker directly on the floor. 1. Pull out the plinth drawer and lift it up and out. There are adjustable feet at the front and rear on the inside of the plinth. 2. Use an Allen key to raise or lower the adjustable feet as necessary until the cooker is level (Fig.
  • Page 16: Your New Cooker

    Your new cooker Here you will learn about your new cooker. We will explain the control panel, the hob and the individual operating controls. You will find information on the cooking compartment and the accessories. Depending on the appliance model, individual details may differ.
  • Page 17: The Hob

    The hob Steam outlet Caution! Hot air escapes from here Hotplate 17 cm or extended Hotplate 14.5 cm cooking zone 17 x 26 cm Dual circuit hotplate Hotplate 18 cm 21 and 12 cm Residual heat indicator Hotplate controls You can use the four hotplate controls to control the heat output provided by each hotplate.
  • Page 18 Setting Function ý Off position Switches off the hotplate. 1 9 Heat settings Heat setting 1 = lowest power Heat setting 9 = highest power î Power on Switches on the extended cooking zone. ð Power on Switches on the large dual circuit hotplate. When you switch on a hotplate, the indicator lamp lights up.
  • Page 19: The Oven

    The oven Use the function selector and the temperature selector to make settings on the oven. Function selector Use the function selector to select the type of heating for the oven. You can turn the function selector clockwise and anti clockwise. Setting Off position The oven is switched off.
  • Page 20: The Cooking Compartment

    Temperature selector The temperature selector is used to set the temperature or grill setting. Setting Meaning Ú Off position The oven does not heat up. 50 300 Temperature range The temperature in the cooking compartment in ºC. The grill settings for the * small and ( large area grill. S, SS, SSS Grill settings S = level 1, low SS = level 2, medium...
  • Page 21 Steam outlet The hot air from the cooking compartment escapes at the rear of the hob. Caution: do not cover the ventilation slots. Otherwise the oven will overheat. Accessories The accessories can be inserted into the oven at 5 different levels. You can pull out the accessories two thirds of the way without them tipping.
  • Page 22 Universal pan Enamel baking tray Special accessories You can purchase special accessories from the after sales service or specialist shops. You will find a comprehensive range of products for your oven in our brochures and on the Internet. The availability of special accessories and whether it is possible to order them online may vary depending on your country.
  • Page 23 Enamel...
  • Page 24: Before Using The Oven For The First Time

    Before using the oven for the first time In this section, you can find out what you must do before using your oven to prepare food for the first time. First read the section on Safety information. Setting the clock After the oven has been connected, the 0 symbol and three zeros light up on the display.
  • Page 25: Setting The Hob

    Setting the hob In this section, you can find out how to set your hotplates. The table shows heat settings and cooking times for various meals. Setting procedure Adjust the heat setting of the individual hotplates using the hotplate controls. Position 0 = off Position 1 = lowest power Position 9 = highest power.
  • Page 26: Table Of Cooking Times

    Table of cooking times The following table provides some examples. The cooking times may vary depending on the type of food, its weight and quality. Deviations are therefore possible. Always use heat setting 9 for bringing food to the boil. Ongoing cooking Ongoing setting...
  • Page 27 Ongoing cooking Ongoing setting cooking time in minutes Frying** Escalope, plain or breaded 6 10 mins Escalope, frozen 8 12 mins Steak (3 cm thick) 8 12 mins Fish and fish fillet, plain 8 20 Min Fish and fish fillet, breaded 8 20 mins Fish and fish fillet, breaded and frozen, e.g.
  • Page 28: Setting The Oven

    Setting the oven There are various ways in which you can set your oven. In this section, we will explain how you can select the desired type of heating and temperature or grill setting. You can select the oven cooking duration and end time for your dish.
  • Page 29: If The Oven Is To Switch Off Automatically

    Changing the settings The type of heating and temperature or grill setting can be changed at any time with their respective If the oven is to switch off automatically The cooking time has elapsed...
  • Page 30: If The Oven Is To Switch On And Off Automatically

    Press the 0 Clock button. Use the + or - button to Changing the setting change the cooking time. Press the j Clock button. Press the - button until Cancelling the setting zero is shown on the display. Switch off the function selector.
  • Page 31: Rapid Heating

    A signal sounds. The oven switches off. The cooking time has elapsed Press the j button twice and turn off the function selector. You can make changes as long as the symbol is Note flashing. When the symbol is lit, the setting has been adopted.
  • Page 32: Clock

    Clock When the appliance is connected for the first time or after a power cut, the j symbol and three zeros flash in the display. Set the clock. The function selector must be switched off. Setting procedure 1. Press the 0 button. 12:00 appears in the display and the 0 symbol flashes.
  • Page 33: Timer

    Timer You can use the timer as a kitchen timer. It runs independently of the oven. The timer has a special signal. This means that you can tell whether the timer duration or the cooking time has elapsed. You can also set the timer if the childproof lock is active.
  • Page 34: Childproof Lock

    Childproof lock Oven The oven has a childproof lock to prevent children switching it on accidentally. Switching the childproof The function selector must be switched off. lock on and off To switch on: press the p button until the p symbol appears in the display.
  • Page 35: Care And Cleaning

    Care and cleaning With meticulous care and cleaning your hob and oven will retain its looks and remain in good working order for a long time. We will explain here how you should care for and clean them correctly. Notes Slight differences in the colours on the front of the oven are caused by the use of different materials, such as glass, plastic and metal.
  • Page 36 Do not use high pressure cleaners or steam cleaners. Wash new sponge cloths thoroughly before use. Area Cleaning agents Appliance exterior Hot soapy water: Clean with a dish cloth and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use any glass cleaners or glass scrapers. Stainless steel Hot soapy water: Clean with a dish cloth and dry with a soft cloth.
  • Page 37 Area Cleaning agents Accessories Hot soapy water: Soak and clean with a dish cloth or brush. Plinth drawer Hot soapy water: Clean with a dish cloth. Cleaning the self cleaning The back wall of the cooking compartment is coated surfaces in the cooking with self cleaning enamel.
  • Page 38: Detaching And Refitting The Rails

    Detaching and refitting the rails The rails can be removed for cleaning. The oven must have cooled down. 1. Lift the front of the rails upwards Detaching the rails 2. and detach. (Fig. A) 3. Then pull the rails forward and take them out. (Fig.
  • Page 39: Detaching And Attaching The Oven Door

    Detaching and attaching the oven For cleaning purposes and to remove the door panels, door you can detach the oven door. The oven door hinges each have a locking lever. When the locking levers are closed (Fig. A), the oven door is secured in place.
  • Page 40 Attaching the door Reattach the oven door in the reverse sequence to removal. 1. When attaching the oven door, ensure that both hinges are inserted straight into the opening (Fig. A). 2. The notch on the hinge must engage on both sides (Fig.
  • Page 41: Removing And Installing The Door Panels

    Removing and installing the door To facilitate cleaning, you can remove the glass panels from the oven door. panels When removing the inner panels, pay attention to the order in which the panels are removed. Removal 1. Detach the oven door and lay on a cloth with the handle facing down.
  • Page 42 Installation 1. Insert the bottom panel diagonally towards the back. (Fig. A) 2. Place the small clips on the right and left side of the bottom panel. 3. Insert the centre panel. (Fig. B) 4. Fit the small clips to the lower panel. (Fig. C) 5.
  • Page 43: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Malfunctions often have simple explanations. Please refer to the malfunction table before calling the after sales service. If a dish doesn't turn out as well as you had hoped, have a look in the Tested for you in our cooking studio section, where you will find plenty of cooking tips and tricks.
  • Page 44: Replacing The Bulb In The Oven Ceiling Light

    Replacing the bulb in the oven ceiling If the bulb in the oven light fails, it must be replaced. 25 watt heat resistant spare bulbs can be obtained light from our after sales service or your local specialist. Only use these bulbs. 1.
  • Page 45: After Sales Service

    After sales service Our after sales service is there for you if your appliance should need to be repaired. You will find the address and telephone number of the nearest after sales service point in the telephone directory. The listed after sales service centres will also be pleased to give you the details of an after sales service point near you.
  • Page 46: Tested For You In Our Cooking Studio

    Tested for you in our cooking studio Here you will find a selection of dishes and the ideal settings for them. We will show you which type of heating and which temperature are ideal for your dish. You can find information about suitable accessories and the height at which they should be inserted.
  • Page 47: Cakes And Pastries

    Cakes and pastries Baking on one level Cakes have the best chance of being a success if you bake them on one level with top/bottom heating %. If you bake with hot air :: Cakes in tins, shelf position 2 Cakes on trays, shelf position 3.
  • Page 48 Baking tins It is best to use dark coloured metal baking tins. Baking times are increased when light coloured baking tins made of thin metal or glass dishes are used, and cakes do not brown so evenly. If you wish to use silicone backing tins, use the information and recipes provided by the manufacturer as a guide.
  • Page 49 Cakes in tins Ovenware Level Type of Temperature Baking time heating in C in minutes Ring/loaf tin 160 180 40 50 Simple sponge cake Simple sponge cake 3 loaf tins 140 160 60 80 Delicate sponge cake Ring/loaf tin 150 170 60 70 Sponge flan base Flan tin...
  • Page 50 Cakes on trays Accessories Level Type of Temperature Baking time heating in C in minutes Baking tray 170 190 20 30 Sponge with dry topping Sponge with dry topping Universal pan + 150 170 35 45 baking tray Universal pan 170 190 40 50 Sponge with moist topping...
  • Page 51 Small baked Accessories Level Type of Temperature Baking time products heating in C in minutes Baking tray 140 150 30 40 Viennese whirls Viennese whirls Preheat Preheat Baking tray 140 150 30 40 Universal pan + baking trays 140 150 30 45 Universal pan + 2 baking 1+3+5...
  • Page 52 Bread and rolls When baking bread, preheat the oven, unless instructions state otherwise. Never pour water into the hot oven. When baking on 2 levels at once, always insert the universal pan above the baking tray. Bread and rolls Accessories Level Type of Temperature...
  • Page 53: Baking Tips

    Baking tips...
  • Page 54: Meat, Poultry, Fish

    Always use hot air : to bake on more than one level. Baking You were baking on several levels. The items on the top baking tray trays that are placed in the oven at the same time will not are darker than that on the bottom necessarily be ready at the same time.
  • Page 55 Tips for grilling Always grill with the oven door closed. When grilling, preheat the oven for approx. 3 minutes, before putting the food in. Place the food to be grilled directly on the wire rack. If you are grilling a single piece, the best results are achieved by placing it in the centre of the wire rack.
  • Page 56 Meat Weight Accessories Level Type of Tempera Cooking and ovenware heating ture in C, time in grill setting minutes Beef Veal Pork Lamb Meat loaf Sausages...
  • Page 57 Poultry The weights indicated in the table refer to oven ready poultry (without stuffing). If you are grilling directly on the wire rack, you should also insert the universal pan at level 1. The meat juices are collected here and the oven is kept clean. When cooking duck or goose, pierce the skin on the underside of the wings to allow the fat to escape.
  • Page 58 Fish If you are grilling directly on the wire rack, you should also insert the universal pan at level 1. The liquid is collected here, keeping the oven cleaner. Turn fish after Z of the grilling time has elapsed. Whole fish does not have to be turned. Place the whole fish in the oven in its swimming position with its dorsal fin facing upwards.
  • Page 59: Tips For Roasting And Grilling

    Tips for roasting and grilling The table does not contain Select the next lowest weight from the instructions and extend information for the weight of the the time. joint. How to tell when the roast is ready. Use a meat thermometer (available from specialist shops) or carry out a spoon test".
  • Page 60: Bakes, Gratins, Toast

    Bakes, gratins, toast If you are grilling directly on the wire rack, the universal pan should also be inserted at level 1. The oven is kept cleaner. Always place the ovenware on the wire rack. How well cooked the bake is will depend on the size of the dish and the height of the bake.
  • Page 61: Preprepared Products

    Preprepared products Observe the instructions on the packaging. If you line the accessories with greaseproof paper, please make sure that the paper is suitable for these temperatures. Make sure the paper is a suitable size for the ovenware. The cooking result is heavily dependent on the quality of the food.
  • Page 62 Meal Accessories Level Type of Tempera Baking heating ture in C, time in grill setting minutes Baked items, prebaked Universal pan 190 210 10 20 Part cooked rolls or Part cooked rolls or part cooked baguette part cooked baguette Universal pan + 160 180 20 25 wire rack...
  • Page 63: Special Dishes

    Special dishes Your appliance can be set to temperatures between 50 and 300 ºC. 50 ºC is equally useful for producing creamy yoghurt as it is for light yeast dough. Yoghurt Bring the milk (3.5 % fat) to the boil, then allow to cool to 50 ºC.
  • Page 64: Defrosting

    Defrosting Take frozen food out of its packaging and place in a suitable dish on the wire rack. Please observe the instructions on the packaging. The defrosting time will depend on the type and quantity of the food. Place poultry on a plate with the breast side facing down.
  • Page 65: Preserving

    Preserving Preparation Setting procedure...
  • Page 66 Preserving fruit After approximately 40 to 50 minutes, small bubbles begin to form at short intervals. Switch off the oven. After 25 to 35 minutes of residual heat, remove the preserving jars from the cooking compartment. If they are allowed to cool for longer in the cooking compartment, germs could multiply, promoting acidification of the preserved fruit.
  • Page 67: Acrylamide In Foodstuffs

    Acrylamide in foodstuffs Which foods are affected? Acrylamide is mainly produced in grain and potato products heated at high temperatures, such as potato crisps, chips, toast, rolls, bread, fine baked goods (biscuits, gingerbread, cookies). Tips for keeping acrylamide to a minimum when preparing food General Keep cooking times to a minimum.
  • Page 68: Test Dishes

    Test dishes These tables have been produced for test institutes to facilitate the inspection and testing of the various appliances. In accordance with EN/IEC 60350. Baking When baking on 2 levels at once, always insert the universal pan above the baking tray. When baking on 3 levels at once, always insert the universal pan in the centre of the oven.
  • Page 69 Dish Accessories and Level Type of Temperature Cooking ovenware heating in C time in minutes...
  • Page 70 Grilling If placing food directly on the wire rack, the universal pan should also be inserted at level 1. The liquid is collected here, keeping the oven cleaner. Dish Accessories and Level Type of Grill setting Cooking cookware heating time in minutes Toast Wire rack...
  • Page 72 HC744540 9000 518056 SE S en S 041289...