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    • Functions, tips and tricks

    Why does the wine cooler feature two temperature zones?

    The two cooling zones are vertically adjustable and can be set to two different precise temperatures suitable for white and red wine, respectively. Available temperatures range from 5 to 18°C.

    • Commissioning and operation

    When does the water tank need to be filled or emptied?

    We recommend filling the fresh water tank at the start of each programme and emptying both tanks at the end of each programme.The appliance automatically detects and notifies you when the condensation tank is full or the fresh water tank is empty.

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    Which colours are available for refrigerator front panels?

    The refrigerators can be supplied with White or Nero fronts. It is also possible to attach your own fronting in order to integrate the refrigerator into your kitchen.

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    What is meant by MonoFridge mode?

    With MonoFridge, you can transform the freezer compartment into a standard refrigerator in just a few hours, freeing up even more space for fresh food.

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    What is the most economical way to use a refrigerator?

    Minimise your energy consumption and costs by defrosting your refrigerator regularly, positioning it in a cool place, not on the balcony, letting warm food cool down before placing it in the fridge and tightly covering liquids such as sauces.

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    What should I bear in mind when planning and installing an exhaust duct?

    The exhaust duct should be as short as possible and have as few bends and curves as possible. Ideally, it should have a diameter of 150 mm. Each additional metre added to the exhaust duct and each additional bend will create resistance, reducing the power of the range hood. A more powerful range hood cannot compensate for a poorly designed exhaust duct. This will only result in increased losses and noise levels. Reducing the diameter of the exhaust duct should be avoided where possible – due to the increased flow rate, this will also lead to increased noise levels.

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    How do the hob hood and the hob with integrated range hood work?

    Steam and odours rise at a maximum rate of one metre per second. The V-ZUG hob hood or hob with integrated range hood extracts the air using a cross current that is higher than the rising speed of the cooking vapour. As a result, cooking vapours and odours can be effectively extracted straight away at the hob.

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    What do I need to consider with regard to the exhaust duct?

    If possible, you should make sure that the duct diameter is at least 125 mm and ideally 150 mm. If there is no room for a round pipe, a flat channel with an equivalent cross section may also be used. The use of 90° pipe bends should be kept to a minimum. Narrowing cross sections and reducing pipes with a smooth inner surface should also be avoided. We recommend using short piping lengths, wall boxes with large slats and sufficient replacement air.

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    Does every hob work with OptiLink?

    To fully enjoy OptiLink, both the hob and the hood must be equipped with the OptiLink function. Look out for the "Fan wheel with chain links" symbol in the "Equipment and operating modes" section.

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    How can I place bulkier items in the fridge?

    The break-proof glass shelves are height-adjustable, which means you can make space for larger items in your fridge. Some models have perfected the art of space saving: they feature divided shelves whose front half can be pushed towards the back of the fridge to free space for tall items on the bottom shelf.

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    Do I need to air the room when I use my range hood?

    You should always ensure there is a supply of replacement air when the range hood is running. In the case of a recirculation air range hood, this enables air that is still moist after passing through the filters to be replaced. In extracted air solutions, an open window helps to optimise the air flow and prevents negative pressure building up in the kitchen.

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    Can I switch off/suppress the automatic light activation if I don’t really need a light above the cooking area?

    For safety reasons, we recommend that the cooking area is always well lit.

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    Does the screen need to be pulled out on a built-in range hood for OptiLink to work?

    The screen must always be pulled out to ensure the range hood can work at its best.

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    What is the energy saving potential of a modern refrigerator?

    Under the new energy efficiency rating system, which comes into force on 1 March 2021, our CombiCoolers are in energy efficiency class C. This makes them our most energy-efficient refrigerators. Their long operating life also helps to save operating costs and resources.

    • Maintenance and Cleaning

    Can you clean the metal grease filters in the dishwasher?

    All metal grease filters should be cleaned at least once every two months (more frequently in the event of intensive use, and at the latest when the noise increases). Range hoods with saturation indicators on the display remind you to clean them regularly. You can soak the metal grease filter by hand and clean it with gentle detergent. It can, of course, also be cleaned in the dishwasher – simply choose an intensive programme. If you choose to wash the filter in the dishwasher, do not place any other crockery in the dishwasher.

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    What is the metal grease filter saturation indicator?

    Some range hoods are equipped with a warning light that shows you when the metal grease filter needs to be cleaned. The operating hours counter can be used to roughly estimate whether the metal grease filter is full or not.

    • Maintenance and Cleaning

    How often does the activated charcoal filter need to be replaced?

    The activated charcoal filters can be easily removed and regenerated, depending on the model. The most efficient long-life plus activated charcoal filter, for example, can be regenerated in the oven every three to six months. The long-life activated charcoal filter can be cleaned in the dishwasher and then dried in the oven. Conventional activated charcoal filters need to be replaced every six months or so.

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    Is it still necessary to soak encrusted gratin dishes and fondue pans in water over night?

    The fondue/raclette programme provides a remedy for this. Caquelons and raclette pans become perfectly clean without soaking. The programme is also suitable as a "super intensive programme" thanks to the active softening phase. Pre-rinsing burnt gratin dishes is a thing of the past thanks to this world first from V-ZUG.

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    Why do I need the quick-cool/quick-freeze function?

    Food freshly stored in the cooling or freezing compartment can be cooled quickly and gently using the fast cool or fast freeze function.

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    What kind of regeneration salt do I need to use for the dishwasher?

    You can use either fine or coarse-grained regular regeneration salt.

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    Is there a programme that automatically detects the degree of soiling?

    Yes, our ingenious automatic wash programme continuously measures how dirty the dishes are and adapts the washing process accordingly. This ensures the appliance only uses the amount of time and resources required to get the dishes perfectly clean.

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    How has the use of water in our dishwashers developed over time?

    20 years ago, our dishwashers would still use 38 litres of water. Now, our SL line dishwashers start from as little as 5 litres of water in the Automatic programme.

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    How has the use of energy in our dishwashers developed over time?

    In the standard programme, our heat pump device uses a record low of 0.55 kWh of energy. 20 years ago, this figure would have been four times as great, with dishwashers using 2 kWh of energy.

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    What is the capacity of a dishwasher?

    Dishwasher capacity is given in the form of place settings, which constitute a standardised value. A place setting comprises a certain number of plates, glasses, cups, cutlery, bowls and other items. Our dishwashers are able to accommodate between 12 and 14 place settings depending on the model.

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    What is the difference between integrated and fully integrated dishwashers?

    With integrated dishwashers, the operating panel is visible. This is particularly useful for ChromeClass/AluClass models, as they also function as design elements. In contrast, design-integrated models feature a mirrored operating panel that fits perfectly with the FutureLine design. A wood panel the colour of your kitchen is fixed below the operating panel. With fully integrated dishwashers, the operating panel is concealed. Only when you open the appliance, you'll find it integrated in the door's upper edge.

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    What are the different installation options for dishwashers?

    Dishwashers with a customisable design have an operating panel in the same colour as the design elements.  With integrated dishwashers, the operating panel is visible and the lower part of the appliance adopts the colour of your kitchen. Fully integrated dishwashers feature an entire front in your kitchen's colour.

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    How long does the shortest wash programme last?

    If you're in a hurry, for example during a party, the Adora SL's sprint programme will clean your dishes in just 19 minutes. And when we say clean, we mean spick and span.

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    Would you recommend installing a dishwasher in an elevated position?

    If there is sufficient space in a tall cabinet, an elevated position can be very useful as there is no need to bend down in order to load and empty the dishwasher. Just remember that the maximum length of the armoured hose is three metres.

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    Where can I install the new CoffeeCenter V6000 45?

    An automatic built-in coffee machine that is built into the kitchen front not only makes for an aesthetically pleasing solution that looks the part, but it also frees up worktop space. TheCoffeeCenter V6000 45 in the new Excellence Line design is built into tall cabinets, allowing it to blend in seamlessly with other thermal appliances in this new generation.

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    Am I tied to a particular type of coffee with the V-ZUG automatic built-in coffee machine?

    The CoffeeCenter V6000 45 uses coffee beans, which means you are free to explore the fascinating world of coffee to your heart’s content.

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    What does it take to make a good cup of coffee?

    In addition to the quality of the beans and the blend, the correct grinding technique is especially important: the more evenly the coffee is ground and dosed, the better the end result. This is where the CoffeeCenter V6000 45 comes in with its innovative new cone grinder that conjures up an aroma intensity unlike anything you have ever experienced before. The perfect temperature and pressure during the brewing process are also crucial when it comes to how the coffee will taste. From ristretto, espresso, espresso macchiato, doppio, cappuccino, flat white, caffè latte and latte macchiato to the latest trends like long coffee, the CoffeeCenter V6000 45 provides the perfectly brewed cup of coffee to suit anyone’s tastes. The integrated milk frother automatically prepares three different levels of froth, depending on whether you are making cappuccino, latte macchiato or caffè latte. The heated milk container is double-walled and keeps the milk fresh for a long time.

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    Why is the grinding so important for a perfect cup of coffee?

    Apart from the quality of the coffee beans and the blend, the right grinding technique is crucial. The more evenly the coffee is ground and dosed, the better the result. The highly innovative new ceramic grinder of the Supremo SL meets these requirements and is extremely durable. And it has another great benefit: it is very quiet.

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    What is the purpose of the hot water and steam nozzle?

    The nozzle produces hot water for tea and other hot drinks. It also lets you conveniently froth cold milk for a delicious cappuccino or hot chocolate.

    • Maintenance and Cleaning

    What is V-ZUG TopClean?

    This is the most high-tech solution of all the cleaning aids. The specially developed enamel coating makes cleaning the cooking chamber or baking trays even easier. Its excellent non-stick properties allow all residue to be removed simply and effortlessly with a damp cloth.

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    How does pyrolytic self-cleaning work?

    Ovens with pyrolytic features practically clean themselves: Dirt is converted into ash by the special pyrolytic self-cleaning programme, which heats the cooking chamber to extremely high temperatures. The ash can then be wiped away with a damp cloth. Pyrolytic self-cleaning is available as an option in all appliances in convenience level V4000 or above.

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    Are appliances with AutoDoor a safety risk for unsupervised children?

    No. If the appliance door reaches its stopping point or encounters resistance, movement is stopped. The appliance door is uncoupled from the drive at a certain angle and can be moved freely. If an appliance door with AutoDoor is stopped manually, you must press the button again or close the appliance door manually to reset it.

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    How do I open the door of an AutoDoor appliance in the event of a power cut?

    The appliance door can always be opened by hand or by using a wooden spoon. The best way to do this is to hold the corners of the glass front and open the door by hand.

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    Is there a safer and more convenient way of removing the baking trays from the baking or cooking chambers?

    The optional fully extending runner allows you to remove up to three baking trays safely and conveniently from the baking chamber. This is particularly practical when basting a piece of meat or for removing biscuits or a flan from the baking tray.

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    Is there not a risk of burning yourself on the door front?

    All appliances are guaranteed to have low external door temperatures. In the case of normal ovens and steamers, a triple-layer glass door ensures safe operation while cooking. Pyrolytic self-cleaning ovens actually have a four-layer glass door concept. Thanks to the innovative door concept in the Advanced and Excellence Line, the door is ventilated with air from the room, thereby keeping the temperature of the outer door lower than it is for the standard models. What’s more, active appliance door ventilation also enables lower outer door temperatures for pyrolytic self-cleaning appliances.

    • Functions, tips and tricks

    What is the difference between an oven and a cooker?

    A cooker is always installed underneath the worktop and has switches that allow the hob to be controlled. The oven is usually installed at eye level in a tall unit. This makes operation more convenient and ergonomic.

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    What is EasyCook and how do the filter functions work?

    The EasyCook function provides you with helpful default settings for over 100 selected foods – so you can cook quickly and with confidence even without a recipe. Simply select the desired food under EasyCook, and the appliance will immediately suggest one or more cooking methods. The selection of foods and recipes can be customised. The «Nutritional style» filter setting can be used to remove foods that are not required at the touch of a button. For example, meat can be deselected if the user is a vegetarian. The «National cuisines» filter, on the other hand, expands the range of dishes to include country-specific recipes and can be quickly adapted to your personal culinary style.

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    Can an existing cooker or oven be replaced with a steamer?

    The CombairSteamer fits best in an existing niche (762 mm) for a standard oven or cooker. These appliances combine a complete oven and steaming functions. CombairSteamers offer all the steaming programmes of a steam cooker and the classic functions of an oven – such as hot air, top/bottom heat and grill. If expanding the niche is possible, we recommend the classic combination of a 45 oven and a 45 CombiSteamer, allowing you to benefit from the flexibility of having two cooking spaces.

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    What about the consumption values / energy efficiency of ovens and steamers?

    Our cookers, ovens and steamers are all classified in the most economical energy efficiency class A or better.

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    What is V-ZUG BakeOmatic?

    Whether it’s your own creation, something spontaneous or a recipe from a book, everything is fully automated! With V-ZUG BakeOmatic, there is no need to enter the cooking duration, temperature, operating mode or weight manually. Whether it’s a carefully thought out menu for guests or something you’ve thrown together using ingredients from the garden, refrigerator or pantry, BakeOmatic always delivers quick, simple and tasty results. Thanks to unique sensor technology in the climate control system (CCS) with active ventilation valve, your oven cavity will maintain ideal cooking conditions for your dish. Your steamer or oven will automatically detect the weight and size of the dish and will select the best sequence of the various operating modes with exactly the right temperature and duration. What’s more, you can find out exactly when the dish will be ready just moments after you begin.

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    What are the advantages of baking with hot air over traditional top/bottom heat?

    Advantages over traditional top/bottom heat are that the results are comparable to what you can buy at a bakery. The V-ZUG hot-air concept achieves much more efficient (hot) air distribution because the hot air circulates in the oven cavity and the heat cooks the top and bottom of the baked goods more evenly. What’s more, you can even bake on two levels at the same time using hot air.

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    Is there a heating mode for pizza and flans?

    The PizzaPlus programme combines hot air with bottom heat. This is what makes your pizza, quiche or fruit tart base wonderfully crispy.

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    How do I achieve perfectly tender meat?

    The patented automatic soft roasting mode guarantees automatic, dynamic control over the food probe temperature. The meat becomes tender, stays juicy and is perfectly cooked. Combined with the new three-point food probe, the meat is prepared to perfection at the push of a button – cooking it to exactly the right level so that it can be served when you want.

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    How does top/bottom heat work?

    The cooking space is heated by heating elements at the top and bottom. This feature is suitable for cakes, biscuits, bread and roasted meat. For a crispy result, we recommend using the dark enamel tray.

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    How does top/bottom heat humid work?

    The cooking space is heated by heating elements at the top and bottom. Any moisture released from the food is kept inside the oven cavity. The food retains its moisture. This feature is suitable for gratins, casseroles, roasted meat, bread and yeast pastries.

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    How does bottom heat work?

    Heating is provided by the bottom heating element and allows cake bases to be baked intensively and containers to be sterilised. For a crispy result, we recommend using the dark enamel tray.

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    How does hot air work?

    A heating element behind the hot air diffuser plate heats up the air inside the cooking chamber, which is circulated evenly. The feature is suitable for cakes, biscuits, bread and roasted meat on two levels. Set the temperature approx. 20 °C lower than for top/bottom heat.

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    How does the hot air humid programme work?

    A heating element behind the hot air diffuser plate heats up the air inside the cooking chamber, which is circulated evenly. Any moisture escaping from the food is kept to a minimum within the cooking chamber. The food retains its moisture. The feature is suitable for gratins, casseroles, bread and yeast pastries on two levels.

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    How do the Eco programmes work?

    The Eco programmes allow you to save energy without compromising on quality. Hot air eco and top/bottom heat eco are particularly suitable for stews that require a lot of time in the oven.

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    How does the PizzaPlus programme work?

    The PizzaPlus programme combines hot air with bottom heat. This allows pizzas, Italian focaccias, quiches and flans to achieve a golden-brown surface and crispy base.

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    What are the benefits of the stored recipes?

    Inspiration and ideas for baking and steaming are provided in the nine recipe books «With a passion for detail». We have developed a wide variety of recipes that are designed to suit the appliances in the Excellence Line. The stored recipes are called up automatically on the display and the specified settings are performed in the right order to save time and effort while cooking. Cooking with these recipes automatically prompts you to use operating modes you aren’t familiar with, helping you to get to know the appliance better.

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    What are the benefits of microwave cooking?

    Microwave ovens have many advantages, and even highly popular with demanding professional chefs. Tender vegetables, fish and meat can be cooked using only a small amount of water and without fat or salt. The result: healthy, low calorie meals whose vitamins are perfectly preserved. The food retains its natural colour and aspect as well as its nutrients and taste. You can quickly and gently defrost frozen food and prepare an entire meal in virtually no time at all.

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    Can microwave ovens be fitted into cabinets?

    Microwave ovens can be fitted into a tall or wall cabinet. This means they don't take up space on the worktop and their design fits your other V-ZUG appliances.

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    Are microwaves dangerous?

    No, cooking food in a microwave is completely safe. A study conducted by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) concluded that there is no reason whatsoever to advise against the use of this cooking method.

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    How do microwaves work?

    Microwaves generate electromagnetic oscillations that are passed on to the food molecules. The rapid movement of these food molecules creates frictional heat, which means the food is cooked from within.

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    What kind of dishes should I use for microwave cooking?

    Use dishes that are dishwasher-proof or made from ceramics, heat-resistant plastics or glass. If you're cooking with low temperatures and short heating times, pasteboard and paper will do as well, and so will heat-resistant plastic bags or wrapping foil.

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    Which dishes are not suitable for microwave cooking?

    Not suitable for microwave use are cast iron pots, pans, sheet pans, aluminium foil, tin cans, cake trays, dishes with gold rims or metal decorations and food thermometers.

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    How does inverter technology contribute to gentle cooking?

    Our exclusive inverter technology steplessly adjusts the oven's output to the amount of energy actually required. This means your microwave consumes less energy, at the same time cooking your food as gently as possible.

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    What is the function of the Favorites button?

    This enables you to select your favourite cooking programme by pushing a single button. Save the settings for your favourite programme, such as heating a mug of milk in the morning, and all you have to do is put the milk in the microwave and push the button.

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    What is the purpose of the hot air function in a microwave oven?

    You can use your microwave in combined mode to prepare a gratin, lasagne, cake or baked potatoes, or bake bread and puff pastry using only the hot air mode. The possibilities are endless. Compared to a regular oven, meals in microwaves take only two-thirds to half the time in combined mode.

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    Is there anything in particular I need to consider when cooking with microwaves?

    With certain foods such as potatoes or tomatoes, make sure you puncture the peel several times so the steam building up inside them can escape. Also, you should cover your food with wrapping film or a lid. Puncture the film lightly before cooking. Certain foods such as vegetables require you to stir them a few times or add some water during cooking.

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    When is it worthwhile installing an extra-high dishwasher?

    An extra-high model offers space for plates with a diameter of 33cm. This means that an extra-high dishwasher makes sense if you want to use it for large plates, tall wine glasses or baking trays.

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    How exactly does the automatic programme work?

    The automatic programme is capable of detecting what your dirty dishes need, thereby reducing the consumption of water, electricity and dishwater salt by up to 30%. The programme also works out how long the washing cycle needs to last. This could be anywhere between 50 and 85 minutes.

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    What exactly is a water hardness controller?

    The water hardness controller ensures that the water always has the ideal hardness. This makes the detergent more effective and ensures that the dishes and glasses are treated gently.

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    How does the impulse-controlled rinse agent sensor work?

    The impulse-controlled rinse agent sensor ensures that only the minimum amount of rinse agent is used, depending on water hardness and load.

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    Why do dishwashers need a hygiene programme?

    The hygiene programme is designed for particularly sensitive items such as cutting boards and baby bottles.

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    How much energy does the energy saver button actually save?

    The energy saver programme reduces the washing temperature by 5°C, which results in an energy saving of 10%.

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    What are the advantages of a cutlery drawer?

    Because the cutlery drawer is located at the top of the dishwasher, loading cutlery is ergonomic and puts less strain on your back. The cutlery drawer is designed so that the cutlery does not come into contact with each other, enabling optimal cleaning and protecting your expensive cutlery. Espresso cups can be placed in the central part of the cutlery drawer. Thanks to the cutlery drawer, the cutlery basket in the lower basket is no longer required, leaving more space for plates and other items.

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    Can long-stemmed glasses still be placed in the upper basket if the cutlery drawer is used?

    Yes, the cutlery drawer is designed so that the right-hand external wing can be retracted sideways, meaning that long-stemmed glasses can still be placed in the upper basket below.

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    What is the difference between the Party programme and the Sprint programme?

    The Sprint programme lasts 20 minutes and is suitable for quickly cleaning lightly soiled pre-dinner glasses. The Party programme lasts 11 minutes and is perfect for when an exceptionally large number of dishes need to be washed quickly ready to be used again – for example, a party with many guests. When using the party programme, the dishwasher starts with a 20-minute heating phase, after which the dishwasher can be fully loaded up to five times in a row.

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    My dishes are still not clean when they come out of the dishwasher – what can I do?

    There are a number of reasons for unsatisfactory cleaning results. The most common are listed below: - Too many dishes are packed too closely together in the dishwasher, preventing the water jets from the spray nozzles from reaching every part of the dishes and resulting in spray shadows. Spray shadows are surfaces on dishes that have been missed by the water jet and are therefore not cleaned. - The dishwasher's spray arms are blocked, meaning that the water spray pressure is too low for proper cleaning. In this case, you can simply remove the spray arms (see the operating instructions) and clean the nozzles under the tap. - Select the RinsePlus user setting on the dishwasher. RinsePlus increases the amount of water and extends the programme duration.

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    My dishes are still damp when they come out of the dishwasher – what can I do?

    - You need to increase the amount of rinse aid in the user settings (ex-works level 4). This will increase the level of rinse agent used in the rinsing process, thereby improving the dryness. - Select the DryPlus user setting on the dishwasher. DryPlus increases the temperature during final rinsing and extends the programme duration.

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    Is there a very quiet programme?

    Specifically designed with night-time usage in mind, the Silent programme emits no noise at all. During the night, the programme can last longer, but needs to be as quiet as possible – which is exactly what the Silent programme offers.

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    Do dishwashers also have sprint programmes?

    Extremely fast programmes are offered at each convenience level. These programmes last between 11 and 30 minutes depending on the convenience level.

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    What do I need to consider when using a sprint programme?

    Sprint programmes are suitable for lightly soiled pre-dinner or coffee dishes. Sprint programmes are not suitable for normally or heavily soiled plates/pans and other items. If you use tabs, we recommend that you select the All in 1 function in the user settings. The All in 1 function extends very fast programmes, meaning that the tabs are able to dissolve and achieve their full cleaning effect.

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    Does the dishwasher have load detection?

    The dishwasher uses sophisticated technology to measure the amount of water which is drained from the dishwasher before flowing back into the water cycle via the drum floor. If little water flows back, the dishwasher recognises that it has a full load. The opposite happens when the dishwasher only has a light load. In this case, a large amount of water flows back into the system and the amount of water is adjusted automatically. This enables the dishwasher to save up to 1.5 litres of water for each main programme selected.

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    Can I wash my drinking and wine glasses together with other crockery and cookware?

    When buying glasses, please check to make sure that they are dishwasher-safe. Also note the information provided by the manufacturer of the glasses or ask the sales personnel. Glasses that are marked as dishwasher-safe can be washed with other crockery in the dishwasher without further thought. Higher temperatures are not a problem for such glasses, as they are manufactured to high standards of quality. As part of the daily use of your glasses, we recommend washing them along with your other crockery and cookware using the automatic programme.

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    Can you install an extra-high dishwasher under any circumstances?

    Theoretically yes. Please discuss this option with your specialist dealer.

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    What is the best way of stowing large or unwieldy cutlery?

    If you often clean ladles, wooden spoons, whisks or long meat knives in the dishwasher, we recommend using our Vario cutlery basket insert. The Vario cutlery basket insert is already included as standard in our SL models, but can also be bought as an optional accessory for our models in the N and S lines. The Vario cutlery basket insert can also be retrofitted to older appliances.

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    I would like to use dishwasher tabs. Is there anything in particular that I need to consider?

    All-in-1 tabs consist of pressed amounts of powder/rinse agent and salt. Because the substances are pressed, they cannot dissolve quickly enough to achieve their full cleaning effect when used in fast programmes. The amounts of rinse aid and salt are also not enough to achieve the best possible cleaning result. This is why it is essential to add additional salt and rinse aid to the dishwasher! V-ZUG's dishwashers are equipped with the All in 1 function, which can be used with tabs of any kind. You can activate this function for any V-ZUG dishwasher via the user settings. With this function, the dishwasher automatically extends the programme duration by a maximum of 10 minutes for very short programmes, and extends the final drying time by a maximum of 15 minutes. This enables the tabs to dissolve and achieve their full cleaning effect. The All in 1 function also automatically adjusts the use of salt and rinse aid, reducing it by 50 %, and guarantees excellent cleaning and drying results every time!

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    How can I make sure that vases and decanters are placed safely?

    Thanks to the four included Easy pin extenders, large dishes such as vases, decanters, tall beer glasses or baby bottles are just as safe in the upper rack as in the lower rack.

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    I want to make use of times with low electricity rates. Can I set the dishwasher to run during the night?

    The delayed start function makes it easy to take advantage of low night electricity rates. What's more, the appliance remembers the time it was set to on the previous occasion, and with a mere 42dB(A), our dishwashers know how to keep their noise down. You won't hear a thing.

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    I don’t always have enough dirty dishes to load the dishwasher completely. What would you recommend?

    Part load – the programme adapts to smaller loads. Far less water is consumed, with a saving of between 1 and 6 litres. The programme runtime is reduced by up to 30 minutes.

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    I don't always have enough dirty dishes to load the dishwasher completely. What would you recommend?

    The «Upper rack» only function makes a ZUG dishwasher even more flexible and will save 2.6 litres of water, depending on the wash programme.

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    How much water is used in a dishwasher during a wash cycle compared to a hand wash?

    When washing items by hand, around 40 litres of water must be heated up. With V-ZUG's best appliances, this figure is reduced by almost 90 %, with the Adora SL requiring just 5 litres of water.

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    How much water does a dishwasher consume compared to doing the dishes by hand?

    A dishwasher is such a valuable domestic helper that you can hardly imagine life without it. In recent years, dishwasher's water and energy consumption has been significantly reduced. This means that having an appliance clean the dishes is no longer just a time saver. Today, it is also much more economical and better for the environment than doing the dishes by hand. To clean the amount of dishes a ZUG Adora tackles in a single wash cycle, you would consume up to 40 litres of water, while the Adora manages with just 12.

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    Do I still need to add salt to the dishwasher if I am using all-in-1 tabs?

    Yes, absolutely! The salt is needed to regenerate the dishwasher's integrated softening unit. The softening unit descales the water that flows through the dishwasher. If the water is not descaled, limescale builds up on the integrated components in the dishwasher. The all-in-1 tabs only soften the water which enters the dishwasher when a programme is selected. This is only partly effective, as each tab contains only a limited amount of salt.

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    Do I still need to add a rinse aid to the dishwasher if I am using all-in-1 tabs?

    Yes, absolutely. For optimum cleaning and drying results, we always recommend adding rinse aid to the dishwasher. The amount of rinse aid in the tabs is not sufficient to achieve optimum drying results.

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    Can I also connect the dishwasher to a hot water supply?

    You can set up our dishwashers for use with hot water. To do this, you will need to select the hot water function in the user settings. The dishwasher will now work in an operating mode adapted for use with hot water.

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    What should I do if an error message such as A1 appears on the display?

    Please first check the operating instructions to see if the solution is given there. If not, please call our free service number on 0800 850 850.

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    Can I also put wine glasses in the lower basket?

    Yes, you can use the lower basket glass compartment to put wine glasses in the lower basket. The glass compartment can easily be placed in the lower basket and can hold several wine glasses, drinking glasses and cups. You can order the glass compartment as an accessory set from our online shop.

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    Can I put all dishes in the dishwasher?

    We recommend the following: Not all dishes are suitable for cleaning in a dishwasher. - Wash items made of wood or plastic that are sensitive to alkalis or heat by hand. - Earthenware tends to crack and splinter. - Glass and porcelain prints are only resistant to a limited extent and may dissolve over time. - Glass can become cloudy depending on the type and the detergent used. Check with your glass supplier whether the glass is dishwasher-safe. - Tension may develop in polished and thick-walled crystal glasses and bowls, which may lead to breakages. - Do not wash dishes with stickers. Dissolved stickers can block the filter system. - Objects made of silver, copper and tin tend to stain brown or black. - Aluminium tends to form stains. Wash aluminium separately or by hand.

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    What kind of design is recommended? Should I choose a framed hob or one that is flush with the worktop?

    This is primarily an aesthetic question, but also depends on the kind of worktop you have. Flush hobs are mainly installed with stone worktops. However, make sure that the hob can be accessed from underneath the worktop.

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    How does induction conserve energy?

    Induction is the technology of the future: it is faster and more energy-efficient. One litre of water is brought to the boil in approximately two minutes. This is made possible by smart technology. Induction generates heat exactly where it is needed in the base of the pan. The glass around the heated cooking zone stays virtually cold, so no energy is wasted. An induction stove uses up to 40% less energy compared to other heating methods.

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    Induction hobs offer pan detection. How does this work?

    Have you ever turned your stove on by accident or forgotten to turn off the heat? Now this not a problem any more. Pan detection ensures that the stove generates heat only when a pan is placed on the hob. A timer-controlled safety shut-off monitors each cooking zone and turns it off after a certain period. And if you have some aspiring junior chefs in your family, use the childproof lock to prevent accidents.

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    Induction hobs offer a PowerPlus function. What is it for?

    The PowerPlus function offered by almost all induction hobs helps you save time. If, for example, you need to heat up a large quantity of water, you can have a cooking zone work at an increased power level of up to 140%. PowerPlus puts up to 3700 watts at your disposal.