7BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE
This is situated on the lower front frame of the
appliance and can be seen upon opening the door.
Alternatively the rating plate may also be found on
the back or top of some models (where applicable).
The appliance must be protected by a suitably rated
fuse or circuit breaker. The rating of the appliance is
given on the rating plate.
Do not remove the rating plate from the appliance
as this may invalidate the guarantee.
PREPARING TO USE YOUR APPLIANCE
Wipe over the base of the oven(s) with a soft cloth
and hot soapy water and wash the furniture before
We suggest that you run the oven elements for 10 –
15 minutes at 220°C to burn off any residue from
The procedure should be repeated with the grill f or
approximately 5 – 10 minutes.
During this period an odour may be emitted, it is
therefore advisable to open a window for ventilation.
WHEN FIRST SWITCHING ON
The oven has a 24 hour clock. When the oven is first
switched on at the wall the electronic display will
automatically show 12.00, and the 'Time' ( ) neon
will also flash.
THE COOLING FAN FOR THE CONTROLS
The cooling fan comes on immediately when the
grill/top oven is switched on and after a short tim e
when the main oven is in use. It runs on after the
controls are switched off until the appliance has
cooled. During the initial period the cooling fan for
the main oven may turn ON and OFF, this is quite
Always allow the cooling fan to cool the
appliance down before switching off at the
wall prior to carrying out any cleaning or
CONTROL PANEL INDICATOR NEON(S)
The indicator neon will operate when the grill (where
applicable) or oven(s) is switched on. The indicator
neon will glow. It may turn on and off during use to
show that the setting is being maintained. If the neon
does not operate as the instructions indicate the
controls have been incorrectly set. Return all
controls to zero and reset following the instructions
for the required setting.
POP IN POP OUT CONTROLS
These control knobs can remain flush with the control
panel when not in use, or pushed and released to
stand out from the panel for easy operation.
CONDENSATION AND STEAM
When food is heated it produces steam similar to a
boiling kettle. The vents allow some of this steam to
escape. However, always stand back from the
appliance when opening the door(s) to allow any
build up of steam or heat to release.
If the steam comes into contact with a cool surface
on the outside of the appliance, e.g. a trim, it will
condense and produce water droplets. This is quite
normal and is not caused by a fault on the appliance.
To prevent discolouration, regularly wipe aw ay
condensation and also soilage from surfaces.
Baking trays, dishes etc., should not be placed
directly against the grid covering the fan at the back
of the oven.
Do not use baking trays larger than 30cm x 35cm
(12” x 14”) as they will restrict the circulation of heat
and may affect performance.
HELPFUL HINTS WHEN BUYING AND
Care must be taken when handling foods in the
home. Always follow the basic rules of food hygiene
to prevent bacterial and microbial growth and cross
contamination when preparing, reheating, cooking,
cooling, defrosting and freezing foods:-
1. Avoid buying chilled or frozen products if you
cannot store them straight away. The use of an
insulated container when shopping is advisable.
2. When you arrive home, place perishable foods in
the refrigerator or freezer immediately. Ens ure
they are well covered to prevent them drying out
and to prevent any possible cross contamination
with bacteria from raw to cooked foods.
3. In the kitchen keep work tops, choppin g boards
and utensils clean with hot soapy water between
preparation stages. Ideally, keep one chopping
board for raw meat and another for other foods.
Keep your dish cloths and tea towels clean.