R
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MICROWAVE OVEN
MODEL R-291Z(ST)
OPERATION MANUAL and COOKING GUIDE
CONTENTS
Pages
Warranty
1
Warning
2
Special Notes and Warning
3
Installation Instructions
4
Oven Diagram
4
Operation of Control Panel
5
Control Panel Display
5
Before Operating
6
Getting Started
6
Stop/Clear
6
To Cancel a Programme During Cooking
6
Manual Operations
7
Microwave Time Cooking
7
Sequence Cooking
8
Instant Cook
8
Increasing Time During a Cooking
Programme
Automatic Operations
Thank you for buying a Sharp Microwave Oven.
Please keep this operation manual handy, as it describes all
the features of your oven and will enable you to cook many
varieties of foods.
The manual is divided into two sections:
1.OPERATION (P2~P14)
This section describes your oven and teaches you how to use
all the features.
2.COOKING GUIDES
This section is at the back of the manual, it contains the more
commonly used information such as how to prepare food, which
cooking utensil to use, standing time.
It also contains recipes for automatic cooking and manual
cooking.
9
10
Notes for Automatic Operations
10
Easy Defrost
11
Instant Action
12
Easy Cook
13
Care and Cleaning
14
Service Call Check
14
Specifications
Cooking Guides
14
1~8
Please take some time to read your operation manual carefully,
paying particular attention to the warnings and special notes,
the automatic cooking menus programmed into your new oven
have been carefully developed to give optimum results when
the step by step instructions are followed.
When selecting another home appliance, please again consider
our full range of Sharp products.
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WARNING
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS : READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
a. Do not overcook food.
b. Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bag in the oven.
c. Do not heat oil or fat for deep frying. The temperature of the oil cannot be controlled.
d. Look at the oven from time to time when food is heated in disposable containers made of plastic, paper or
other combustible materials for signs of smoke or burning.
e. If materials inside the oven should ignite, or smoke is observed, keep oven door closed, turn oven off, and
disconnect the power plug, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
To reduce the risk of an explosion or delayed eruptive boiling when handling the container.
Your microwave oven is capable of heating food and beverages very quickly therefore, it is very important that
you select the appropriate cooking time and power level for the type and quantity of food to be heated. If you are
unsure of the cooking time and power level required, begin with low cooking times and power levels until the food
is sufficiently heated evenly throughout.
Additionally:
a. Do not place sealed containers in the oven. Babies bottles fitted with a screw cap or teat are considered to
be sealed containers.
b. Do not use excessive amount of time.
c. When boiling liquids in the oven, use a wide-mouthed container.
d. Stand at least for 20 seconds at the end of cooking to avoid delayed eruptive boiling of liquids.
e. Stir the liquid before and during cooking. Use extreme care when handling the container or inserting a spoon
or other utensil into the container.
This oven is for home food preparation only and should only be used for heating, cooking and defrosting food
and beverage.
It is not suitable for commercial, laboratory use, or heating therapeutic devices eg. Wheat bags.
Never operate the oven whilst any object is caught or jammed between the door and the oven.
Do not try to adjust or repair the oven yourself.
It is hazardous for anyone other than a qualified service technician trained by SHARP to carry out any service or
repair operation. Especially those which involve the removal of a cover which gives protection against exposure
to microwave energy are very hazardous.
Do not operate the oven if it is not working correctly or damaged until it has been repaired by a qualified service
technician trained by SHARP. It is particularly important that the oven door closes properly and that there is no
damage to:
(1) Door (warped), (2) Hinges and Latches (broken or loosened), (3) Door Seals, Sealing Surfaces and oven cavity
(buckled or deformed), (4) Burn marks on the door seal faces.
Do not bump, or catch utensils, loose clothes and your accessories on the door safety latches when removing
food from the oven.
Never poke an object, particularly a metal object, through a grille or between the door and the oven while the
oven is operating.
Never tamper with or deactivate the door safety latches.
Always use oven gloves to prevent burns when handling utensils that are in contact with hot food. Enough heat
from the food can transfer through utensils to cause skin burns.
Should the power supply cord become damaged, it must be replaced with a special cord supplied by a SERVICE
CENTRE APPROVED BY SHARP. And it must be replaced by a qualified service technician trained by SHARP
in order to avoid a hazard.
If the oven lamp fails please consult your dealer or a qualified service technician trained by SHARP.
Avoid steam burns by directing steam away from the face and hands.
Slowly lift the furthest edge of a dish's cover including microwave plastic wrap etc., and carefully open popcorn
and oven cooking bags away from the face.
Make sure that the power supply cord is undamaged, and that it does not run under the oven or over any hot
surfaces or sharp edges.
To prevent the turntable from breaking:
a. Before cleaning the turntable with water, leave the turntable to cool.
b. Do not place anything hot on a cold turntable.
c. Do not place anything cold on a hot turntable.
Do not place anything on the outer cabinet.
Do not store food or any other items inside the oven.
Make sure the utensil does not touch the interior walls during cooking.
Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when adequate instructions have been given so that the
child is able to use the oven in a safe way and understands the hazards of improper use.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
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SPECIAL NOTES AND WARNING
DO
DON’T
Eggs, fruits,
vegetables,
nuts, seeds,
sausages and
oysters
* Puncture egg yolks and whites and oysters * Cook eggs in shells. This can cause the
before cooking to prevent "explosion".
egg to "explode", which may damage the
* Pierce skins of potatoes, apples, squash,
oven or yourself.
hot dogs, sausages and oysters so that * Cook hard/soft boiled eggs.
steam escapes.
* Overcook oysters.
* Dry nuts or seeds in shells.
Popcorn
* Use specially bagged popcorn for the * Pop popcorn in regular brown bags or
microwave oven.
glass bowls.
* Listen while popping corn for the popping * Exceed maximum time on popcorn
to slow to 1-2 seconds.
package.
Baby food
* Transfer baby food to small dish and heat
carefully, stirring often. Check for suitable
temperature to prevent burns.
* Remove the screw cap and teat before
warming baby bottles. After warming
shake thoroughly. Check for suitable
temperature.
General
* Food with filling should be cut after heating, * Heat or cook in closed glass jars or airtight
to release steam and avoid burns.
containers.
* Use a deep bowl when cooking liquids or * Deep fat fry.
cereals to prevent boiling over.
* Heat or dry wood, herbs, wet papers, clothes
or flowers.
* Operate the oven without a load (a load
is an absorbing material such as food or
water) in the oven cavity.
Liquids
(Beverages)
* For boiling or cooking liquids see
WARNING on page 2 to prevent
explosion and delayed eruptive boiling.
* Heat for longer than recommended time.
See REHEATING-FOOD CHART on page
8.
Canned foods
* Remove food from can.
* Heat or cook food while in cans.
Sausage rolls,
Pies, Christmas
pudding
* Cook for the recommended time. * Overcook as they may catch fire.
(These foods have high sugar and/or fat
contents.)
Meats
* Use a microwave proof roasting rack to * Place meat directly on the turntable for
collect drained juices.
cooking.
Utensils
* Check the utensils are suitable for
MICROWAVE cooking before you use
them.
Aluminium foil
* Use to shield food to prevent over * Use too much.
* Shield food close to cavity walls.
cooking.
Sparking can damage the cavity.
* Watch for sparking. Reduce foil or keep
clear of cavity walls.
Browning dish
* Place a suitable insulator such as a * Exceed the preheating time recommended
by the manufacturer. Excessive preheating
microwave and heat proof dinner plate
can cause the glass turntable to shatter
between the turntable and the browning
and/or damage internal parts of the oven.
dish.
* Heat disposable bottles.
* Overheat baby bottles.
Only heat until warm.
* Heat bottles with nipples on.
* Heat baby food in original jars.
* Use metal utensils for MICROWAVE
cooking. Metal reflects microwave energy
and may cause an electrical discharge
known as arcing.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Remove all packing materials from the oven cavity, (do not remove the waveguide cover), and the feature sticker
from the outside of the door, if there is one. Check the unit for any damage, such as a misaligned door, damaged
door seals around the door or dents inside the oven cavity or on the door. If there is any damage, please do not
operate the oven until it has been checked by a SERVICE CENTRE APPROVED BY SHARP and repaired, if
necessary.
2. Accessories provided
1) Turntable
2) Roller stay
3) Operation manual and Cooking guide
3. Place the roller stay in the coupling on the oven floor, then place the turntable on to the roller stay, ensuring it is
located firmly. Refer to OVEN DIAGRAM below. NEVER operate the oven without the roller stay and turntable.
4. This oven is designed to be used on a countertop or in a cabinet or built-in. It should not be installed in any area
where excessive heat and steam are generated, for example, next to a conventional oven unit. The oven should
be installed so as not to block ventilation openings. Allow a space of at least 10cm on the top, 5cm on both sides
and at the rear of the oven for adequate air circulation. When installing in a cabinet, the minimum inside dimension
of the cabinet should be 720mm (W) x 460mm (H) x 498mm (D).
When building the oven into a cabinet or wall, a Sharp built-in kit model number RK-J29S (stainless) is available
which enables the microwave oven to be integrated within a kitchen. The kit is available from your retailer. Read
carefully the installation instructions for the built- in kit before installation. This built-in kit has been tested according
to Australian Standards. Sharp does not recommend the use of any other built-in kit.
If the oven is to be positioned near a conventional oven, ensure that adequate space is allowed, and a suitable
heat shield is incorporated between the two to prevent damage to the oven and the built-in kit caused by heat.
WARNING: The electrical outlet must be readily accessible so that the unit can be unplugged easily in an
emergency.
5. Neither the manufacturer nor the distributors can accept any liability for damage to the machine or personal
injury for failure to observe the correct electrical connecting procedure.
The A.C. voltage must be single phase 230 – 240V, 50Hz.
6. This appliance must be earthed.
7. Operate the oven from a general purpose domestic outlet.
If a generator is used, do not operate the oven with non-sinusoidal outputs.
OVEN DIAGRAM
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OPERATION OF CONTROL PANEL
The operation of the oven is controlled by pressing the appropriate pads arranged on the surface of the control
panel.
An entry signal tone should be heard each time you press the control panel to make a correct entry.
In addition the oven will beep for approximately 2 seconds at the end of the cooking cycle, or 4 times when cooking
procedure is required.
Control Panel Display
1
Digital Display
2
Indicators
The appropriate indicator will flash or light up, just
above each symbol according to the instruction.
When an indicator is flashing, press the suitable button
or do the necessary operation.
1
Microwave power level
Cooking in progress
2
Defrost
Weight
Quantity
3
Stir or Turn over
4
3
EASY DEFROST button
Press to select one of the 5 automatic programmes.
4
INSTANT ACTION button
Press to select one of the 3 automatic programmes.
5
EASY COOK (Easy Cook1 & Easy Cook2) buttons
Press to select one of the 4 automatic programmes.
6
STOP button
7
START/+1min button
8
MICROWAVE POWER LEVEL button
9
TIMER/WEIGHT knob
5
6
7
8
9
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BEFORE OPERATING
Getting Started
Your oven has Energy Save Mode.
This facility saves electricity when the oven is not in use.
To operate the oven.
1. Plug in the oven. Nothing will appear on the display at this time.
2. Open the door the oven lamp will be light.
The display will show :
3. Close the door the oven lamp will be off.
The display will show :
NOTE
If you do not operate the oven for 3 minutes or more (i.e. after closing the door, pressing the STOP/CLEAR
key, or at the end of cooking), you will not be able to operate the oven until you open and close the oven
door. Whilst in Energy Save Mode the display is blank.
Stop/Clear
Press the STOP button once to:
1. Stop the oven temporarily during cooking.
2. Clear if you make a mistake during programming.
To Cancel a Programme During Cooking
Press the STOP button twice.
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MANUAL OPERATIONS
Microwave Time Cooking
This is a manual cooking feature, first enter the
cooking time then the power level.
There are eleven different power levels. You can
programme up to 99 minutes, 99 seconds.
This variable cooking control allows you to select
the rate of microwave cooking.
After cooking, the fan will continue to operate.
COOLING may be displayed when the door is
opened or STOP button is pressed while fan is
operating.
Display
Power level
100P
90P
80P
70P
60P
50P
40P
30P
20P
10P
0P
100%
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
High
Examples
Raw meat, Vegetables,
Rice or Pasta
Medium High Delicate Food such as
Eggs or Seafood.
Medium
Medium Low Defrost, Softening butter
Low
Keep food warm
If a power level is not selected, then 100% power is automatically used.
* Suppose you want to time cook for 2 minutes 30 seconds on 100% power.
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
Display
Enter desired cooking time.
1
Power Level and Cook indicator will
flash on and off.
Press the START/+1min button.
2
x1
Cook indicator will be light.
The timer begins to count down.
To lower the power press the POWER LEVEL button until desired power level is displayed.
* Suppose you want to cook Fish Fillets for 10 minutes on 50% power.
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
Display
Enter desired cooking time.
1
2
Select power level by pressing the
POWER LEVEL as required (for 50%
press six times).
x6
Press the START/+1min button.
3
x1
Cook indicator will be light.
The timer begins to count down.
If the door is opened during cooking process, the cooking time in the display automatically stops. The cooking time
starts to count down again when the door is closed and the START/+1min button is pressed.
If you wish to know the power level during cooking, press the POWER LEVEL button. As long as your finger is pressing
the POWER LEVEL button, the power level will be displayed.
If more than 20 minutes on 100% power is entered, the microwave power will be reduced after 20 minutes to avoid
overheating.
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Sequence Cooking
Your oven can be programmed with up to 3 automatic cooking sequences, automatically switching from one variable
power setting to the next.
* Suppose you want to cook for 10 minutes on 50% followed by 5 minutes on 100%.
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
Display
Enter desired cooking time.
1
Power Level and Cook indicator will
flash on and off.
2
Select desired power level by
pressing the POWER LEVEL button
(for 50% press six times).
3
For second sequence, enter desired
time for cooking time.
If power is not selected the oven will
operate at 100% power.
x6
Press the START/+1min button.
x1
Cook indicator will be light.
The timer begins to count down to zero.
When it reaches zero,
4
the second sequence will appear and
the timer will begin counting down to
zero again.
Instant Cook™
For your convenience Sharp’s Instant Cook allows you to easily cook for one minute on 100% power.
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
Display
Press the START/+1min button.
1
Within 3 minutes of closing the
door.
x1
Cook indicator will be light.
The timer begins to count down.
Press the START/+1min button until desired time is displayed.
Each time the button is pressed, the cook time is increased by 1 minute.
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Increasing Time During a Cooking Programme
Microwave time can be added during a cooking programme using the START/+1min button.
* Suppose you want to increase the cooking time by 2 minutes during 5 minutes on 50% power cooking.
(at the moment the remaining cooking time is 1 min. 30 sec.)
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
Display
Enter desired cooking time.
1
Power Level and Cook indicator will
flash on and off.
2
Select power level by pressing the
POWER LEVEL button as required
(for 50% press six times).
x6
Press the START/+1min button.
x1
Cook indicator will be light.
The timer starts to count down.
3
4
Press the START/+1min button twice
to increase the cooking time by two
minutes.
x2
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AUTOMATIC OPERATIONS
Notes for Automatic Operations
1. When using the automatic features, carefully follow the instructions provided in each MENU GUIDE to achieve the
best result.
If the instructions are not followed carefully, the food may be overcooked or undercooked or Err may be
displayed.
2. Food weighing more or less than the quantity or weight listed in each MENU GUIDE, cook manually. Refer to
manual cooking charts in RECIPES section.
3. The final cooking result will vary according to the food condition (e.g. initial temperature, shape, quality).
Check the food after cooking and if necessary continue cooking manually.
4. To avoid children's misuse, each button can be used only within 3 minutes of a preceding operation.
5. To defrost foods above or below the weights allowed on the EASY DEFROST or defrost manually.
6. Err will be displayed if:
more or less than weight of foods suggested in EASY DEFROST MENU GUIDE is programmed when the Press
START/+1min button is pressed.
To clear, press the STOP/CLEAR pad and reprogramme.
7. When entering the weight of the food, round off the weight to the nearest 0.1kg (100g). For example, 1.35kg would
become 1.4kg.
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Easy Defrost
1. Ed-1 Steak / Chops
2. Ed-2 Minced Meat
3. Ed-3 Poultry
4. Ed-4 Cake
5. Ed-5 White Bread
EASY DEFROST will automatically compute the
microwave power and defrosting time.
Follow the instructions provided in the EASY DEFROST
MENU GUIDE on page 4 of the cooking guides.
* Suppose you want to defrost 0.5 kg of Minced Meat.
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
Display
Press the EASY DEFROST button
twice.
1
x2
DEF indicator will be light.
KG indicator will flash on and off.
Enter the weight 0.5 kg.
2
KG stops flashing and remains on
display.
COOK indicator will flash on and off.
Press the START/+1min button.
x1
3
4
The defrosting time will begin counting
down. The oven will "beep" 4 times and
stop. COOK indicator will go off and
CHECK indicator will flash on and off.
Open the door. Turn over the Minced
Meat.
Close the door.
CHECK indicator will be flashing.
Press the START/+1min button.
x1
5
The defrosting time will begin counting
down. When it reaches zero, the oven
will "beep".
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Instant Action
The Instant Action allows you to cook or reheat several popular foods.
Follow the instructions provided in the INSTANT ACTION MENU GUIDE
on page 5 of the cooking guides.
1. IA-1 Frozen Vegetables
2. IA-2 Frozen Ready Meals (Stirrable type)
3. IA-3 Beverage
* Suppose you want to cook 0.3 kg of Frozen Bolognese.
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
Display
Press the INSTANT ACTION button
twice.
1
x2
KG indicator will flash on and off.
Enter the weight 0.3 kg.
2
KG stops flashing and remains on
display.
COOK indicator will flash on and off.
Press the START/+1min button.
x1
3
The cooking time will begin counting
down. The oven will "beep" 4 times and
stop. COOK indicator will go off and
CHECK indicator will flash on and off.
Open the door. Turn over Bolognese.
Close the door.
4
CHECK indicator will be flashing.
Press the START/+1min button.
x1
5
The cooking time will begin counting
down. When it reaches zero, the oven
will "beep".
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Easy Cook
EASY COOK will automatically compute the
microwave power and cooking time.
Follow the instructions provided in the EASY COOK
MENU GUIDE on page 6 of the cooking guides.
x1 C1-1 Rice
x2 C1-2 Pasta
x1 C2-1 Fresh Vegetables
x2 C2-2 Jacket Potato
* Suppose you want to cook 2 Jacket Potato.
Step
Procedure
1
Press the EASY COOK button until
the desired menu number is displayed
(for Jacket Potato press EASY
COOK2 button twice).
Pad Order
Display
x2
QTY indicator will flash on and off.
Enter the QTY 2 pcs.
2
QTY stops flashing and remains on
display.
COOK indicator will flash on and off.
Press the START/+1min button.
x1
3
4
The cooking time will begin counting
down. The oven will "beep" 4 times and
stop. COOK indicator will go off and
CHECK indicator will flash on and off.
Open the door. Turn over the
potato.
Close the door.
CHECK indicator will be flashing.
Press the START/+1min button.
x1
5
The defrosting time will begin counting
down. When it reaches zero, the oven
will "beep".
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CARE AND CLEANING
Disconnect the power supply cord before cleaning or leave the door open to inactivate the oven.
CLEAN THE OVEN AT REGULAR INTERVALS - Keep the oven clean and remove any food deposits, or it could lead
to deterioration of the surface. This could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous
situation.
Exterior:
The outside may be cleaned with mild soap and warm water, wipe clean with a damp cloth. Avoid the use of harsh
abrasive cleaners. Keep the ventilation openings free of dust.
Door:
Wipe the door and window on both sides, the door seals and adjacent parts frequently with a damp cloth to remove
any spills or spatters. Do not use abrasive cleaners.
Touch Control Panel:
Wipe the panel with a cloth dampened slightly with water only.
Do not scrub or use any sort of chemical cleaners. Avoid the use of excess water.
Interior walls:
To clean the interior surfaces, wipe with a soft cloth and warm water. After use wipe the waveguide cover in the
oven with a soft damp cloth to remove any food splashes. Built-up splashes may overheat and begin to smoke or
catch fire. Do not remove the waveguide cover. DO NOT USE A COMMERCIAL OVEN CLEANER, ABRASIVE OR
HARSH CLEANERS AND SCOURING PADS ON ANY PART OF YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN. NEVER SPRAY OVEN
CLEANERS DIRECTLY ONTO ANY PART OF YOUR OVEN.
Avoid using excess water. After cleaning the oven, ensure any water is removed with a soft cloth.
Turntable/Roller Stay:
Wash with mild soapy water and dry thoroughly.
SERVICE CALL CHECK
Please check the following before calling for service:
1. At the power point, switch off the power for 10 seconds and switch back on.
YES _______ NO _______
Open and close the oven door, Does "0" appear in the display?
2. Place one cup of water (approx. 250 ml) in a glass measure in the oven and close the door securely.
Press the START/+1min button twice.
A. Does the oven lamp come on?
YES _______ NO _______
B. Does the cooling fan work?
YES _______ NO _______
(Put your hand over the rear ventilation openings.)
C. Does the turntable rotate?
YES _______ NO _______
(The turntable can rotate clockwise or counterclockwise. This is quite normal.)
D. After two minutes, did an audible signal sound and COOK indicator go off?
YES _______ NO _______
E. Is the water inside the oven hot?
YES _______ NO _______
If “NO” is the answer to any of the above questions, please check your wall socket and the fuse in your meter box.
If both the wall socket and the fuse are functioning properly, CONTACT YOUR NEAREST SERVICE CENTRE
APPROVED BY SHARP.
IMPORTANT: If the display shows nothing even if the power supply plug is properly connected, the energy save
mode may be in operation. Open and close the oven door to operate the oven. See page 6.
NOTE: If you cook the food over 20 minutes on 100 % power, the microwave power will be automatically reduced
to avoid overcooking.
SPECIFICATIONS
AC Line Voltage
AC Power Required
Output Power
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimensions (W x H x D)
Depth with the door open
Cooking Uniformity
Weight
Single phase 230–240V, 50Hz
1.22 kW
800 W* (IEC test procedure)
2450 MHz (Class B/Group 2)**
460mm x 275mm x 380mm
697mm
Turntable (ø272mm tray) system
Approx. 12 kg
* When tested in accordance with AS/NZS 2895.1:2007
** This is the classification of ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) equipment described in the International
Standard CISPR11.
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FROZEN VEGETABLE CHART
1. Cook vegetables in a flan dish. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap.
2. Allow to stand 1-2 minutes before serving.
Beans (green, cut)
250 g
MICROWAVE TIME
AT 100%
5-6 minutes
Broccoli
500 g
8-10 minutes
Brussels sprouts
Carrots (whole)
(sliced)
Cauliflower
500 g
500 g
500 g
500 g
7-9 minutes
8-9 minutes
8-9 minutes
8-10 minutes
Break apart as soon as possible. Arrange with flower towards the centre.
4 pieces
(500 g)
250 g
8-10 minutes
Add ½ cup water and 1 teaspoon sugar. Turn ½ way during cooking.
3-5 minutes
Add 3 tablespoons water and 1 teaspoon of butter.
Peas
(green)
Spinach
250 g
250 g
4-6 minutes
5-6 minutes
Mixed Vegetables
250 g
4-5 minutes
VEGETABLE
Corn
(on cob)
(kernel)
WEIGHT
SPECIAL PROCEDURES
Break apart as soon as possible.
Arrange with flower towards the centre.
Break apart as soon as possible.
REHEATING-FOOD CHART
FOOD
Beverage
250 ml per cup
(room temp.)
WEIGHT
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
1½-2½ minutes on 100%
3½-4 minutes on 100%
Stir after reheating.
440 g can
740 g can
9-10 minutes on 50%
10-11 minutes on 50%
Place food in bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap or lid.
Stir halfway through cooking.
Stir after reheating.
Canned Soup
250 ml per cup
(room temp.)
1 cup
2 cups
2-2½ minutes on 100%
5-6 minutes on 100%
Place food in bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap or lid.
Stir after reheating.
Dinner Plate-400 g
per serve
(refrigerated)
1 serve
7-8 minutes on 50%
Cover plate with plastic wrap. Place directly on turntable. Stand 2 minutes.
* Slice potato.
Casserole
250 g per serve
(refrigerated)
1 serve
8-9 minutes on 50%
Place in a casserole dish, cover with lid. Place directly on turntable.
Stir halfway through cooking. Stand 2-3 mins.
2 serves
12-15 minutes on 50%
Canned food
(eg. Spaghetti, Baked
Beans) (room temp.)
1 cup
2 cups
COOKING TIME AND
POWER LEVEL
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Refrigerator Temperature
+20°C
+3°C
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FRESH VEGETABLE CHART
VEGETABLE
AMOUNT
COOKING PROCEDURE
Artichokes
2 medium
Asparagus
250 g
Wash and place in a freezer bag.
2-3 minutes
Beans
250 g
Cut into 4cm pieces. Cook in 1-litre casserole dish with 1 tablespoon water. Cover.
3-4 minutes
Broccoli
500 g
Cut into uniform florets. Arrange with flower towards centre in a pie plate. Cover with plastic wrap.
6-7 minutes
Brussels sprouts
500 g
Arrange in a pie plate. Arrange with stalk towards outside. Cover with plastic wrap.
3-4 minutes
*
Cabbage
250 g
Shred and cook in a 1.5-litre casserole dish with 2 tablespoons water. Cover.
3-5 minutes
*
Carrots
250 g
Cut carrots into circular pieces and place into a 1-litre casserole dish with 1 tablespoon of water. Cover.
3-4 minutes
*
Cauliflower
500 g
Cut into uniform florets. Arrange with flower towards centre in a pie plate with 1 tablespoon water. Cover with
plastic wrap.
4-5 minutes
Peel, cut into quarters. Place in a pie plate with 1 tablespoon of water. Cover with plastic wrap.
6-7 minutes
*
*
Chokos
*
*
Corn (on cob)
*
*
Arrange in a pie plate with ¼ cup water. Cover with plastic wrap.
4
Arrange in a pie plate with
cup water. Cover with plastic wrap.
500 g
Cut into 2cm cubes. Place in a 1-litre casserole dish with 2 tablespoons water. Cover.
Mushrooms
500 g
Sliced or whole. Place in a 1-litre casserole dish with 2 teaspoons butter. Cover.
Peas - Green
500 g
Cook in a 1-litre casserole dish with 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 tablespoon water. Cover.
Potatoes (jacket)
(steamed)
*
2
Eggplant
- Snow
*
500 g (2)
Trim. Rinse well. Place onto a dinner plate. Cover with plastic wrap.
MICROWAVE TIME
AT 100%
250 g
Remove string from pod. Cook in a 1-litre casserole dish with 1 tablespoon water.
3½-5 minutes
7-9 minutes
14-15 minutes
4-5 minutes
5-7 minutes
2-4 minutes
2½-3½ minutes
2 medium
4 small
Pierce skin with a fork. Place on turntable. Turn over halfway through cooking. Stand wrapped in foil for
2-3 minutes.
4-6 minutes
2 medium
4 small
Peel and cube potatoes. Cook, covered, in a 1-litre casserole dish with ½ cup water.
5-7 minutes
Pumpkin
500 g
Peel and cut into serving-size pieces. Place in a 1-litre casserole dish. Cover.
5-7 minutes
Spinach
250 g
Wash and shred. Cook, covered, in a 1.5-litre casserole dish with 2 tablespoons water.
3-5 minutes
Squash
250 g
Wash and place in a 1 litre casserole dish with 1 tablespoon of butter or water. Cover. Pierce whole squash
with a fork.
4-5 minutes
Sweet Potato
500 g
Peel and cube potatoes. Cook, covered, in a 1-litre casserole dish with ½ cup water.
5-7 minutes
Tomatoes
500 g
Cut into quarters. Place in a 1-litre casserole dish. Season and cover.
4-5 minutes
Zucchini
250 g
Cut into uniform-size pieces. Place in a 1-litre casserole dish with 1 tablespoon water and 1 tablespoon butter.
Cover.
3½-5 minutes
* Stand vegetables for 1-2 minutes before serving.
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EASY COOK MENU GUIDE
NO.
Menu
C1-1 Rice
1
Rice
Hot tap water or soup
stock (1 cup=250ml)
Pasta
Hot tap water
(1 cup=250ml)
C2-1 Fresh Vegetables
Initial Temperature
(approx.)
1-4 serves
(1 server = ½ cup)
+60°C
hot tap water or
soup stock
½ cup
1 cup
1½ cups
2 cups
1½ cups
2 cups
3 cups
4 cups
C1-2 Pasta
2
Quantity
(kg's)
1-4 serves
(1 server = ½ cup)
+60°C
hot tap water or
soup stock
½ cup
1 cup
1½ cups
2 cups
1½ cups
2 cups
3 cups
4 cups
0.1 - 0.6 kg
+ 3°C
Refrigerared
3
C2-2 Jacket Potato
1 - 6 pieces
(1 piece, approx. 180-200 g)
+ 20°C
Room temperature
4
Procedure
• Wash rice until water runs clear.
• Place into a microwave safe glass bowl and
cover with hot tap water or soup stock.
• Cook uncovered.
• After cooking, stand and stir.
• Place into a microwave safe glass bowl and
cover with hot tap water.
• Cook uncovered.
• After cooking, stand and stir.
•
•
•
•
•
Standing
Time
(minutes)
3-5
3-5
Wash the vegetables.
Pierce skin of squash with fork.
Arrange the vegetables in a shallow dish.
Cover with plastic wrap.
After cooking, stir then stand covered.
1-5
Use washed new potatoes.
Pierce twice with fork on each side.
Place on outside of turntable.
When oven stops and CHECK is displayed,
turn potatoes over and continue cooking.
• After cooking, stand covered with aluminium
foil.
3-10
•
•
•
•
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INSTANT ACTION MENU GUIDE
The final cooking result will vary according to the food condition (e,g. initial temperature, shape, quality). Check the food after cooking and if necessary continue cooking manually.
Quantity
(Unit per pressing each
INSTANT ACTION pad)
Menu
IA-1 Frozen Vegetables
Carrots
Beans / Brussels Sprouts
Broccoli / Cauliflower
Corn
Green Peas
Mixed Vegetables
IA-2 Frozen Ready Meals
Stirrable type e.g.
Noodles, Bolognese,
Chinese Menus.
IA-3 Beverage
includes: Tea
Coffee
Water
0.1–0.6 kg
(0.1 kg)
Initial Temperature
(approx.)
– 18°C
Frozen
hard vegetables
} medium vegetables
}
soft vegetables
0.3-0.4 kg
(0.1 kg)
1–4 cups
(1 cup, 250 ml)
– 18°C
+ 20°C
Room temperature
Procedure
Standing
Time
(minutes)
• Before cooking, separate vegetables eg. broccoli
as much as possible.
• Arrange the vegetables in a shallow dish in the
following way : hard vegetables around the outside,
soft vegetables in the centre, medium vegetables
in-between.
• Cover with a glass lid or plastic wrap.
• After cooking, stand covered and stir.
1-5
• Transfer meal to suitable microwave proof dish.
• Add some liquid if recommended by the
manufacturer.
• Cover with a lid.
• Cook without cover if the manufacturer instructs.
• When the oven stops, the audible signals sound
and "CHECK" indicator will flash on and off. Stir
the food and re-cover.
1-5
• No cover
• Place on the outside of turntable.
• After reheating, stir.
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EASY DEFROST MENU GUIDE
NO.
Menu
Ed-1 Steak / Chops
0.1 - 1.5
1
Ed-2 Minced Meat
0.1 - 1.0
Beef
2
Ed-3 Poultry
1.0 - 1.5
3
Ed-4 Cake
0.1 - 0.2
4
Ed-5 White Bread
5
Procedure
Standing
Time
(minutes)
• Shield thin end of chops or steaks with foil.
• Position the food with thinner parts in the centre in a single layer on the defrost rack.
If pieces are stuck together, try to separate as soon as possible.
• The oven will "beep" and stop, "CHECK" indicator will flash on and off. Remove defrosted
pieces, turn over and shield the warm portion of remaining pieces.
• Press start to continue defrosting.
• After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium foil.
5-20
Quantity
min-max
(kg's)
1 - 4 Slice
• Place frozen minced meat on a defrost rack. Shield edges.
• The oven will "beep" and stop, "CHECK" indicator will flash on and off. Remove defrosted
portions of mince, turn over and shield edges with foil strips.
• Press start to continue defrosting.
• After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium foil.
5-20
• Remove from original wrapper. Shield wing and leg tips with foil.
• Place breast side down on a defrost rack.
• The oven will "beep" and stop, "CHECK" indicator will flash on and off. Turn over and
shield the warm portions.
• Press start to continue defrosting.
• After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium foil.
N.B. After standing run under cold water to remove giblets if necessary.
15-20
• Remove all packaging from the cake.
• Place on a plate in the middle of the turntable.
• After defrosting, cut the cake into similar sized pieces keeping space between each
piece and let stand for 10 - 60 minutes until evenly defrosted.
5-30
• Distribute in a flan dish in the centre of the turntable. For large amounts distribute directly
on the turntable.
• When the oven stops, the audible signals sound and in the display "CHECK" indicator
appears, turn over, re-arrange and remove defrosted slices.
• After defrosting cover in aluminum foil and stand for 5 - 15 minutes, until thoroughly
defrosted.
5-15
Food not listed in the Guide can be defrosted manually using 30 % setting.
NOTE: When freezing minced meat, shape it into flat even sizes.
For chicken pieces, steaks and chops, freeze separately in single flat layers and if necessary
interleave with freezer plastic to separate layers. This will ensure even defrosting.
It is also a good idea to label the packs with the correct weights.
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COOKWARE AND UTENSIL GUIDE
Utensil
Use
Advice
GLASSWARE/CERAMIC
(HEAT RESISTANT)
YES
GLASSWARE
• Ordinary glass is not suitable for cooking but may be used for short periods for heating foods.
CERAMIC
• Most ovenproof china, and ceramics, are suited.
• Avoid dishes that are decorated with gold or silver leaf.
• Avoid using antique pottery.
• If unsure, check with the manufacturer.
METAL COOKWARE
NO
• Metal cookware should be avoided when cooking in the microwave oven.
• Microwave energy is reflected by metal.
PLASTIC WRAP/
OVEN BAGS
YES
•
•
•
•
•
(
MICROWAVE
SAFE ONLY
)
ALUMINIUM FOIL
FOR
SHIELDING
Plastic wrap can be used to cover food.
Some shrinkage of the wrap may occur, over an extended cooking time.
When removing wrap, lift it in such a way to avoid steam burns.
Do not tie oven bags with metal twist ties, substitute with string.
For cooking food with high fat content, do not bring the wrap in contact with the food as it may melt.
• Small amounts may be used to shield certain parts of meat and fish when cooking or defrosting.
• Remove food in foil trays, if possible, and place in a microwave safe dish.
• If not possible, place the foil tray onto a heat proof plate allowing 2.5 cm between the walls of the oven.
STRAW AND WOOD
NO
• Excessive over heating of these materials may cause a fire in the microwave oven.
PAPER
YES
• Paper towels and waxed paper are suitable to use to prevent splatters.
• These are suitable for use when reheating foods or for short cooking times.
PLASTIC COOKWARE
MICROWAVE SAFE
YES
• Ideal for cooking, reheating and defrosting.
• Some microwave safe plastic cookware are not suitable for cooking foods with high fat and sugar content.
BROWNING DISH
YES
• Ensure that the preheating time of the dish is not exceeded.
• Ensure that a microwave heat proof dinner plate or suitable insulator be placed between the turntable and the
browning dish.
THERMOMETERS
• MICROWAVE SAFE
• CONVENTIONAL
YES
NO
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HELPFUL HINTS
1. THE ARRANGEMENT
Arrange foods carefully. Place thickest areas toward outside of dish.
2. TURNING
Foods such as poultry and joints of meat should be turned over after half the cooking
time.
3. COVERING
Cover foods in the microwave if you would normally cover the food in your ordinary
oven, or to retain moisture. Cover foods such as Vegetables, Casseroles, or when
Reheating.
Use to cover foods:
4. PIERCING
Pierce potatoes, eggs, tomatoes or any foods with a skin or membrane to allow
steam to escape.
TOMATO
LID
PLASTIC WRAP
5. SHIELDING
Shield using small pieces of aluminium foil to shield thin areas of meat, fish and
poultry or edges of cakes to prevent overcooking.
8. SIZE
Small pieces cook faster than large ones. To speed up cooking, cut pieces smaller
than 5 cm so microwaves can penetrate to the centre from all sides. For even
cooking, make all the pieces the same size.
FISH
CHICKEN
7. STIRRING
Stir foods from the outside to the centre of the dish, once or twice during cooking if
possible.
Eg. Casseroles and Sauces.
10. FAT AND BONE
Marbling within meat, or a thin, even layer of fat on a roast, speeds cooking.
Large fatty areas or excess drippings in dish attract energy away from meat, and
slows cooking. Centre bones do not affect cooking, but bone on the side of meat
conducts heat to the areas next to it.
9. DENSITY
The depth to which microwaves penetrate food varies depending on the food's
density. Porous foods like minced beef or mashed potatoes microwave faster than
dense ones like steak or whole potatoes.
12. QUANTITY
Microwave cooking times are directly related to the amount of food in the oven.
Because energy is absorbed by the food itself, one potato or a single piece of
chicken cooks rapidly. When the energy is divided among several items, cooking
takes more time.
11. STARTING TEMPERATURE
Frozen or refrigerated foods take longer to heat than food at room temperature.
Cooking times in this book are based on normal storage temperatures. Since
rooms, refrigerators and freezers differ in temperature, check cooking result at
the minimum time.
13. CONDENSATION
Condensation is a normal part of microwave cooking. The humidity and moisture
in food will influence the amount of condensation in the oven. Generally, covered
foods will not cause as much condensation as uncovered foods. Ensure that the
ventilation openings are not blocked.
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6. STANDING TIME
Standing time is important. After cooking or defrosting ensure adequate standing
time. This allows the food to continue cooking or heating. Refer to cooking guides
for each menu or according to manufacturers instructions.
PAPER TOWEL
14. GENERAL
Your microwave oven is capable of heating food and beverages very quickly
therefore, it is very important that you select the appropriate cooking time and
power level for the type and quantity of food to be heated. If you are unsure of the
cooking time and power level required, begin with low cooking times and power
levels until the food is sufficiently heated evenly throughout.
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COOKING GUIDES
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
FEATURE
Easy Defrost
QUICK OPERATION GUIDE
To defrost 0.5kg of Minced Meat.
x2
Within 3 minutes of closing the door.
Instant Action
To cook 1 cup Beverage. (Tea, Coffee, Water)
x3
Easy Cook
To cook 2 Jacket Potatoes.
x2
Variable Cooking control
To soften Cream Cheese or Butter for 40 seconds on 30%.
Instant Cook
Within 3 minutes of closing the door.
CONTENTS COOKING GUIDE
QUICK
REFERENCE
GUIDE 1
HELPFUL HINTS
COOKWARE AND
UTENSIL GUIDE
2
3
EASY DEFROST
MENU GUIDE
4
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