Gaggenau ED221 User Manual

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Thawing deep frozen products gently and in a short

– Place the frozen foodstuff in the perforated

cooking receptacle.

– Insert the perforated cooking insert with the

frozen food in the 2nd level from below.

– Insert the unperforated cooking insert one level

lower to collect the thawing liquid.

– Turn the “Temperature” knob to 45-50°C and the

“Moisture content” knob to 80%.

The time it takes to thaw depends on the size and
weight of the frozen food.

Application examples:
Chicken (1000 g)

55 - 65 minutes

Chicken legs (400 g)

30 - 35 minutes

Vegetable frozen in a block
(e.g. spinach) (400 g)

20 - 30 minutes

Berries (300 g)

8 - 10 minutes

Fish fillet (400 g)

15 - 20 minutes

After the thawing time has elapsed, leave thawed
food for another 10-15 minutes in the appliance
after switching off to ensure that the food is able
to thaw right down to its interior.

By blanching, vegetables that are to be frozen,
for example, retain their natural colour.

– Place the food in a perforated cooking


– Turn the “Temperature” knob to 100 °C and the

“Moisture content” knob to 100 %.

– As soon as the temperature has been reached,

place the cooking receptacle in the second level
from below and place the unperforated cooking
receptacle one level lower.

– After 1-2 minutes, remove the cooking receptacle

from the oven again and place the vegetables in
iced water to cool them.

– Allow the food to drip off well.

Preparing yoghurt
Preparing yoghurt the do-it-yourself way.

– Heat milk (except long-life milk) on the hob to

90 °C to avoid disturbing the bacteria in the lactic

– Cool the milk to 40 °C in a water bath.

– Stir natural yoghurt (without fruit) into the milk

(1-2 teaspoons for every 100 ml).

– Pour the yoghurt into clean jars.

– In the case of yoghurt ferment, pay attention to

the notes on the packet.

– Turn the “Temperature” knob to 45 °C and the

“Moisture content” knob to 80 %. Allow the
yoghurt to mature for 4 - 6 hours.


The time needed for maturity will be

lengthened if you use cold milk to produce the

On completion, place the yoghourt in the fridge!


before heating the milk, add skimmed milk

powder (1 - 2 tablespoons for every litre) to obtain
yoghurt that will not go off.

To kill off undesirable germs, before preparing
the yoghurt place the yoghurt jars in the oven
compartment for a few minutes at 100 °C and 100 %
moisture. Caution! The yoghurt jars are hot. Allow
them to cool down before taking them out of the

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