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Ariston Wall oven FM87F

I have the above oven with 50 Hz, 230W.
I am wondering if this can be used in Canada, which I understand is of the 60 Hz standard?

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I would consult the owner's manual, but normally no.

The controller is dependent on getting the proper 50Hz (or 60Hz, depending) signal to assure proper operation.

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