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September 2021

How to change the time on your oven for daylight savings

It’s that time of year again, Daylight savings, which means you’ll need to change the time on your oven (unless you have a smart oven that updates automatically).

Unfortunately, it’s not always clear how to adjust your oven's clock, or what the symbols on the controls mean.

Most ovens with a timer function have minute + and – buttons or a dial, which are also used to set the clock. Awkwardly, you may also need to hold down another button, which may not be the most logical such as “menu” or “cook” Cook icon of an oven.. Otherwise, you might end up setting an unwelcome 3am cooking timer.

Here are directions for how to change the time on ovens from several major brands (note: these instructions may not apply to all models).

Need more help?

Check your oven’s manual for instructions. If you’ve lost it, you can usually find a digital copy online. Go to the manufacturer’s website and search for your model number (even if it’s no longer available for sale).

AEG

Digital controls (buttons)

Press the “power” button and – then using the up and down buttons select the “menu” option, press “OK” to confirm. Use the up and down keys to go to “Basic settings”, then select “Set Time of Day”. Use the up and down buttons to select the time and confirm by pressing “OK”.

Image of AEG's user manual.

Bosch

Analogue controls (dial and buttons)

Press and hold the i button for 3 seconds. Select the clock field twice and then use the rotary selector to adjust the time. Press and hold the i field for 3 seconds to confirm the time.

Image of Bosch's user manual (analogue controls).

Digital controls (buttons)

Turn the oven off. Press and hold the “clock” button until the symbol for the time is underlined, then use the + or - buttons to change the time. Confirm by pressing the “clock” button.

Image of Bosch's user manual.

OR

Press the “clock” button, then a timer symbol should appear. Press the “clock” button again and the clock symbol will be lit. Use the + and – buttons to adjust the time.

Image of Bosch's user manual.

Fisher & Paykel

Analogue controls (dial and buttons)

Use the knob to scroll to your desired clock display. If you select analogue 12-hour you then need to choose between am and pm, using the Select/Scroll knob, and press the knob to confirm. Next twist the Select/Scroll knob to set the time, pressing it to confirm.

Image of Fisher & Paykel's user manual (analogue controls).

Note: Some Fisher & Paykel ovens allow you to choose between a digital and analogue display for the clock.

Digital controls (buttons)

Hold the “cook” button down. Then press the up and down arrows to adjust the time.

Image of Fisher & Paykel's user manual.

Note: Some Fisher & Paykel ovens allow you to choose between a digital and analogue time display.

Haier

Digital controls (buttons)

Hold the “cook” button down. Then press the up and down arrows to adjust the time.

Image of Fisher & Paykel's user manual.

Note: Some Fisher & Paykel ovens allow you to choose between a digital and analogue time display.

Samsung

Analogue controls (dial and buttons)

Press and hold the “clock” button for 3 seconds until the hour blinks, turn the right-hand dial to set the hour. Then press the “clock” button to adjust the minutes. When done, press the “clock” button to set the time.

Image of Samsung's user manual.

Westinghouse

Digital controls (buttons)

Press “mode” until the clock icon flashes. Then press the + and – buttons to adjust the time. The time will be confirmed 5 seconds after the final button is pressed, and the clock icon will disappear.

Image of Westinghouse's user manual.

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