FAQ Microwaves


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.

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.

What kinds of dishes are unfit for microwave cooking?

Don't use crockery made of clay or stone ware. Also avoid metals such as chrome nickel steel, copper, aluminium and cast iron (pans, baking trays, spring form or pudding tins, tin cans).

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.

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.

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.

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.

What is the function of the Power&Favorite 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.

What is the purpose of AutomaticPlus?

This ensures perfect cooking results at the first go. 31 automatic programmes are at hand to help you gently defrost, regenerate, cook, melt or thaw food and bake crispy bread.

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 take only half the time in combined mode.

What is the purpose of the CombiCrunch operating mode?

CombiCrunch mode combines microwaves with a grill. Thanks to the CombiCrunch plate, pizzas and cheesecakes are baked to a delicious golden-brown on top, with a perfectly crispy base.

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.