Ovens

Setting the Time On the first use, or after a power failure, the ovens’s display will be flashing. Please note: to start anycooking program, the current time must be set. (if the oven is being turned on for the first time, it is also recommended you set the required language). 1. Turn the Programming knob to set the displayed hour (keep the knob turned tospeed up the increase or decrease of time). 2. Press the Programming knob. 3. Turn the Programming knob to set the minutes (keep the knob turned to speed upthe increase or decrease of time). 4. Press the Programming knob to complete the setting. Select a Function # Temperature 1. Press the Function knob to turn on the display 2. Turn the Function knob to the right or left to select the required function. 3. Press the Programming knob. 4. Turn the Programming knob to set the temperature. 5. Press the Programming knob or wait 3 seconds. 6. Press the Function knob to start cooking. Press and hold the function knob down for around 3 seconds to immediately terminate any cooking operation.

Setting the Time On the first use, or after a power failure, the ovens’s display will be flashing. Please note: to start any cooking program, the current time must be set. (if the oven is being turned on for the first time, it is also recommended you set the required language). 1. Turn the Programming knob to set the displayed hour (keep the knob turned to speed up the increase or decrease of time). 2. Press the Programming knob. 3. Turn the Programming knob to set the minutes (keep the knob turned to speed upthe increase or decrease of time). 4. Press the Programming knob to complete the setting. Select a Function and Temperature 1. Press the Function knob to turn on the display 2. Turn the Function knob to the right or left to select the required function. 3. Press the Programming knob. 4. Turn the Programming knob to set the temperature. 5. Press the Programming knob or wait 3 seconds. 6. Press the Function knob to start cooking.

Setting the Time On the first use, or after a power failure, the ovens’s display will be flashing. Please note: to start any cooking program, the current time must be set. (if the oven is being turned on for the first time, it is also recommended you set the required language). 1. Press the Control knob to enter the settings menu. 2. Turn the Control knob to the right or left to select Clock. 3. Turn the Control knob right or left to set the hour. 4. Press the Control knob to move to changing the minutes. 5. Turn the Control knob right or left to set the minutes. 6. Press the Return knob to confirm. Select a Function and Temperature 1. Press the Control knob to enter the oven menu. 2. Turn the Control knob to the right or left to select cooking functions from the main menu. Then press to confirm. 3. Turn the Control knob to select the required function. Press the knob to confirm the selection. 4. The appliance will begin automatic preheating. The display will show the chosen function, the pre-set temperature, the current time and the progress bar of the temperature reached (preheating). 5. To adjust temperature turn Control knob left or right, and press to set temperature. 6. When the preheating stage is over a buzzer will sound to indicate that the food can be placed inside the oven. Interrupting a function 7. Press the Return knob to interrupt a cooking function. Select the required option and confirm it using the return knob.

Pyrolytic cleaning is an automatic function which cleans your oven with minimal effort. It works by heating the inside of the oven up to 500°C, at which temperature any grease or food residue is simply burned off. Once the programme has finished and the oven has cooled down, it's very easy to wipe the small amount of residue ash from Smeg's Ever Clean enamel with a wet sponge and then dry with a microfibre cloth.

The fumes produced as a result of burning fat and grease during the Pyrolytic cleaning cycle are burned off by the grill heating element and filtered by a ceramic catalytic converter at the top of the oven. When mixed with cooling air circulated by the fan, the fumes are expelled as cool water vapour out of the front of the oven (underneath the control panel).

No. The door stays locked for the duration of the process. You will be able to open it again at the end of the cycle when the oven temperature has dropped to a safe level.

Once a month should be sufficient if you use your oven with a normal degree of regularity and for normal purposes. However, if you use the oven very frequently or often cook large quantities of food then you should increase the number of cleaning cycles as necessary.

Before starting the Pyrolytic cleaning cycle in built-in ovens, all internal accessories (racks and shelves, pans, grills, pizza stone, telescopic shelf guides etc.) and the roof liner must be removed due to the high internal oven temperature of up to 500°C. Please consult the user manual supplied with your Smeg product for more detailed instructions.

Depending on which model you have, you may be able to choose between two pyrolytic functions, "P" pyrolytic or "ECO P", ECO pyrolytic. The "P" pyrolytic cycle takes three hours and the "ECO P" pyrolytic cycle take just ninety minutes, using much less power.

No the oven door does not get hot. All Smeg pyrolytic ovens feature Smeg Cool Door technology which actively lowers the door temperature when the oven is on. It includes technologies like double cavity insulation, safety thermostat, the highest quality heat reflective glass, quadruple glazing and a forced-air cooling system driven by Smeg's full metal 22 blade tangential fan, which creates a veil of cool air between the outside and inside of the oven. This means the outer door surface always feels surprisingly cool to the touch - even at pyrolytic temperatures approaching 500°C. A Smeg pyrolytic oven with Cool Door is therefore much safer if you have young children and the oven is installed underbench.

The removable roof liner collects the dirt and grease that accumulates in the top of the oven during cooking. Once the oven has cooled down, it can be easily removed and cleaned with detergent and a non-abrasive sponge. Wipe with a microfibre cloth to finish. The roof liner is coated in Smeg's Ever Clean enamel, so is also dishwasher safe.

Condensation often forms on the oven door glass when cooking water-based foods. To overcome this, in the latest Smeg ovens the condensation is heated by the upper element and then re-circulated, thanks to Smeg's special tangential cooling system. Moreover, the inner door features removable glass which can be extracted quickly and easy for simple and effective cleaning. See your product manual for further instructions.

Smeg built-in ovens can be installed under your cooktop as most models have a forced ventilation cooling system. This means that your cooktop is not at risk. Please consult the user manual supplied with your Smeg product for detailed installation instructions.

The oven cooling fan will continue to operate for around 20 minutes after the appliance has been switched off to enable the oven to cool down more quickly.

Selected models come with a rotisserie kit, and other selected models may give you the option of purchasing one if you choose. Please check with your retailer or contact us to find out which specific models come with the kit.

When comparing oven capacity, some manufacturers state the net capacity of its ovens and other companies state gross capacity. If it does not state whether it's net or gross capacity, the likelihood is that the gross capacity is given. Smeg Maxi ovens have a gross capacity of 79 litres, with 5 true cooking levels. It's the extra height in a Smeg 60cm Maxi oven which gives you the size advantage. Due to Smeg's Thermoseal technology with perfectly controlled cooking cavity, and using the fan-forced function, you can cook two roasts on different shelves at the same time, giving you as much flexibility for cooking as if you had a much wider oven.

The telescopic shelf guides are a stable way of allowing you to smoothly pull the shelves out beyond the front of the oven, making it easier and safer to check on or remove food, as you don't have to put your hands into the oven. It's also more ergonomic making it easier on your back to place and remove larger and heavier dishes.

The stainless steel telescopic shelf guides must be removed along with the side racks, shelves and other accessories before starting the Pyrolytic cleaning cycle. The extreme heat of the pyrolytic cycle may cause chrome shelves and racks to discolour.

A feature of various Smeg ovens, the pizza stone can be easily cleaned using vinegar and a non-abrasive sponge before a final rinse. A handy tip to keep your stone as clean as possible is to always slip a sheet of greaseproof paper underneath your pizza or the food to be cooked.

We recommend the Smeg pizza shovel to easily slip your pizza in to the oven and take it out again.

Smeg models launching in 2013, have digital electronic controls with a number of benefits: shorter pre-heating and cooking times, consistently accurate temperature settings (2-3°C variation max.), better cavity insulation, triple or quadruple glazed doors (depending on the model) and A-20% or A-10% (European classification) energy efficiency classes for guaranteed energy savings. The new electronic controls are also much easier to use and with large, animated displays, you can see at a glance (and without reading glasses) which operation the oven is performing.

Yes, built-in Smeg electronic ovens are very user-friendly and with large, animated displays, you can see at a glance (and without reading glasses) which operation the oven is performing. The electronic display and programmer (a feature of various models) is easy to understand and set. Full instructions are supplied in the oven user manual, however, as the controls are very intuitive, it's unlikely you'll need to use it.

Most Smeg ovens, and all new electronic models have an automatic pre-heating function which will indicate when it's time to put the food in the oven via a beep or flashing light on the display. Check with your instruction manual, or contact us, to determine if your oven includes automatic pre-heating.

Yes. Ovens will give off a strong "straight from the factory" odour the first time you use them. As such, once you have had your Smeg oven installed, we recommend turning it on at the highest temperature and then leaving it for around 1 hour (with the window open to allow fresh air in) before you start cooking any food.

The Smeg Smart Chef system is a programme containing certain preset options, making it even simpler and quicker to cook your favourite dishes. For example, Linear ovens which feature Smart Chef, have a choice of symbols for cooking everything from beef, pork, poultry, lamb, fish, vegatables, pizza, cake and pastry. When you select one of these symbols, the oven automatically selects the cooking settings for the best results. For example, it will automatically select the favoured cooking temperature, cooking time, the correct function for cooking (selection of elements and/or fan), and even suggest the correct shelf number for placing food in the oven. The oven will automatically pre-heat, and signal when the oven is at temperature, and the automatic timer will signal when your food is cooked. The options are automatically pre-programmed to suit a family serving (an easy-to-follow reference for these is in the instruction manual). If you have a larger or smaller serve, the time (and temperature) can be very easily adjusted to suit. Once you've tried out an option for the size of serving you cook regulalry, you can store the function just how you like it. You will then be able to select it from the list in future and cook with one-touch.

The ECO function, a feature of various Smeg models, is particularly useful if you only need to cook a small amount of food on one shelf. A negligible amount of energy is consumed thanks to the programme's combination of grill, bottom heating element and fan (in fan models).

Fan-forced ovens have a heating element around the fan behind the rear panel. The electric element heats the air being circulated by the fan and evenly distributes it throughout the oven. Fan-assisted ovens have two heating elements, one in the roof and one in the base with a fan (but no element) at the back. Both functions enable circulating airflow and even cooking, however fan assisted cooking is a little gentler.

The symbols on Smeg ovens are shaped to relate to the elements and fans operating in the oven. For example , the symbol for convection cooking indicates that the top and bottom element will operate; the fan assisted symbol indicates that the top and bottom element is operating along with the fan; the fan-forced symbol indicates that the rear element and fan is operating. When you know the symbols, it's easier to choose which oven function is best. For example, if you're cooking a quiche, where you want a crispy base, then the bakers function, with base element direct heat for the base and fan circulating hot air to gently cook the top, is the one to choose. The product symbol definitions section has a full list and explanation of all of Smeg's symbols for quick reference. If you need help in choosing the most suitable cooking programme for a particular kind of food or recipe then please consult the user manual supplied with your Smeg product has lots of useful information. All of the different cooking functions and modes are clearly explained and relate to particular foods, with cooking times, temperatures and suggested shelf/tray positions.

The defrost function uses the oven fan to circulate air at room temperature around the cavity, enabling you to defrost food more quickly. Please be aware though, in Australia, where ambient temperatures are relatively high, there may be risks for food safety, so it's always advisable to defrost in the fridge.

The procedure for setting your clock will vary from model to model depending on the type of clock or electronic controls you have. In some Smeg models, you will need to set your clock before you begin cooking. Please refer to your instruction manual for step-by-step instructions. If you have a new Smeg oven, we recommend you attend one of Smeg's post purchase cooking classes, to get to know your oven, see the amazing results you can expect from your Smeg technology and answer all of your questions. If you cannot attend a class, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.