Daewoo KQG-6L775S Operating instructions

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VISION CREATIVE, INC.
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F.MODEL
KQG-6L775S
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KQG-6L775S
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MICROWAVE OVEN
KQG-6L775S
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
& COOK BOOK
Before operating this oven, please read these instructions completely.
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE
TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY
(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open-door operation can result in harmful
exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.
(b) Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to
accumulate on sealing surfaces.
(c) WARNING : If the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be operated until it has been repaired by
a competent person : (1) door (bent), (2) hinges and latches(broken or loosened), (3) door seals and sealing
surfaces.
(d) WARNING : It is hazardous for anyone other than a competent person to carry out any service or repair
operation that involves the removal of a cover which gives protection against exposure to microwave energy.
(e) WARNING : Liquids and other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they are liable to explode.
(f) WARNING : 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.
(g) WARNING : When the appliance is operated in the combination mode, children should only use the oven under
adult supervision due to the temperature generated. (if provided)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
• PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY......1
• IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................................................................2
• EARTHING INSTRUCTIONS.....................................................................................................................3
• INSTALLATION ...........................................................................................................................................3
• FEATURES DIAGRAM...............................................................................................................................4
• OPERATION PROCEDURE ......................................................................................................................5
• CARE OF YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN ....................................................................................................6
• QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ..................................................................................................................7
• BEFORE YOU CALL FOR SERVICE........................................................................................................8
• CARE AND CLEANING..............................................................................................................................8
• DISPOSAL OF USED ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT....................................................8
• SPECIFICATIONS ......................................................................................................................................9
• COOKING INSTRUCTIONS ....................................................................................................................10
• COOKING UTENSILS ..............................................................................................................................10
• USE YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN SAFELY ...........................................................................................11
• ARCING .....................................................................................................................................................11
• MICROWAVING PRINCIPLES ................................................................................................................12
• HOW MICROWAVES COOK FOOD.......................................................................................................12
• CONVERSION CHARTS..........................................................................................................................12
• COOKING TECHNIQUES........................................................................................................................13
• DEFROSTING GUIDE..............................................................................................................................14
• COOKING & REHEATING CHART.........................................................................................................15
• VEGETABLE CHART ...............................................................................................................................17
• RECIPES ...................................................................................................................................................18
1
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
WARNING : To prevent fire, burns, electric shock and other warnings:
Listed below are, as with all appliances, certain rules to follow and safeguards to assure high
performance from this oven:
14. Always test the temperature of food or drink which
has been heated in a microwave oven before you
give it to somebody, especially to children or elderly
people. This is important because things which
have been heated in a microwave oven carry on
getting hotter even though the microwave oven
cooking has stopped.
15. Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs
should not be heated in microwave ovens since
they may explode, even after microwave heating
has ended.
16. Keep the waveguide cover clean at all times. Wipe
the oven interior with a soft damp cloth after each
use. If you leave grease or fat anywhere in the
cavity it may overheat, smoke or even catch fire
when next using the oven.
17. Never heat oil or fat for deep frying as you cannot
control the temperature and doing so may lead to
overheating and fire.
18. Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be
overheated beyond the boiling point without
appearing to be boiling due to surface tension of the
liquid. Visible bubbling or boiling when the container
is removed from the microwave oven is not always
present. THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY HOT
LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN A
SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED
INTO THE LIQUID.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
a) Do not overheat the liquid.
b) Stir the liquid both before and halfway through
heating it
c) Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow
necks.
d) After heating, allow the container to stand in the
microwave oven for a short time before removing
the container.
e) Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or
other utensil into the container.
19. 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.
20. Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
1. Do not use the oven for any reason other than food
preparation, such as for drying clothes, paper, or any
other nonfood items or for sterilizing purposes.
2. Do not use the oven when empty, this could damage
the oven.
3. Do not use the oven cavity for any type of storage,
such as papers, cookbook, cookware, etc.
4. Do not operate the oven without the glass tray in
place. Be sure it is properly sitting on the rotating
base.
5. Make sure you remove caps or lids prior to cooking
when you cook food sealed in bottles.
6. Do not put foreign material between the oven
surface and door. It could result in excessive
leakage of microwave energy.
7. Do not use recycled paper products for cooking.
They may contain impurities which could cause
sparks and/or fires when used during cooking.
8. Do not pop popcorn unless popped in a microwave
approved popcorn popper or unless it's commercially
packaged and recommended especially for
microwave ovens. Microwave popped corn produces
a lower yield than conventional popping; there will be
a number of unpopped kernels. Do not use oil unless
specified by the manufacturer.
9. Do not cook any food surrounded by a membrane,
such as egg yolks, potatoes, chicken livers, etc.,
without first piercing them several times with a fork.
10. Do not pop popcorn longer than the manufacturer's
directions. (popping time is generally below 3
minutes). Longer cooking does not yield more
popped corn, it can cause scorchings and fire.
Also, the cooking tray can become too hot to handle
or may break.
11. If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug the
appliance and keep the door closed in order to stifle
any flames.
12. When heating food in plastic or paper containers,
keep an eye on the oven due to the possibility of
ignition.
13. The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars
shall be stirred or shaken and the temperature
checked before consumption, in order to avoid
burns.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
2
EARTHING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be earthed. In the event of an
electrical short circuit, earthing reduces the risk of
electric shock by providing an escape wire for the
electric current. This appliance is equipped with a
cord having a earthing wire with a earthing plug.
The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is
properly installed and earthed.
IMPORTANT
The wires in this mains lead fitted to this appliance
are colored in accordance with the following code.
Green-and-yellow : Earth
Blue : Neutral
Brown : Live
As the colors of the wires in the mains lead of this
appliance may not correspond with the colored
markings identifying the terminals in your plug,
proceed as follows : the wire which is colored
green-and-yellow must be connected to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter
‘E’ or by the earth symbol or green-and-yellow.
The wire which is colored blue must be connected
to the terminal which is marked with the letter ‘N’
or colored black. The wire which is colored brown
must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter ‘L’ or colored red.
WARNING : The appliance must be earthed.
WARNING : Improper use of th earthing plug can
result in a risk of electric shock. Consult a qualified
electrician or serviceman if the earthing
instructions are not completely understood, or if
doubt exists as to whether the appliance is
properly earthed. If it is necesary to use an
extension cord, use only a 3-wire extension cord
that has a 3-blade earthing plug, and a 3-slot
receptacle that will accept the plug on the
appliance. The marked rating of the extension
cord should be equal to or greater than the
electrical rating of the appliance.
INSTALLATION
1. Ventilation
Do not block air vents. If they are blocked
during operation, the oven may overheat and
eventually cause a failure. For proper
ventilation, allow above 76mm of space
between oven sides, rear and the minimum
height of free space necesary above the top
surface of the oven is 150mm.
6. Power supply
• Check your local power source. This oven
requires a current of approximately 10
amperes, 230V 50Hz.
• Power supply cord is about 1.0 meters long.
• The voltage used must be the same as
specified on this oven. Using a higher voltage
may result in a fire or other accident causing
oven damage. Using low voltage will cause
slow cooking. We are not responsible for
damage resulting from use of this oven with a
voltage of ampere fuse other than those
specified.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer or its service
agent or a similarly qualified person in order to
avoid a hazard.
2. Steady, flat location
This oven should be set on a steady, flat
surface. This oven is designed for counter top
use only.
The microwave oven shall not be placed in a
cabinet unless it has been tested in a cabinet.
3. Leave space behind and side
All air vents should be kept a clearance. If all
vents are covered during operation, the oven
may overheat and, eventually, oven failure.
7. Examine the oven after unpacking for any
damage such as:
A misaligned door, Broken door, A dent in
cavity. If any of the above are visible, DO NOT
INSTALL, and notify dealer immediately.
4. Away from radio and TV sets
Poor television reception and radio interference
may result if the oven is located close to a TV,
Radio antenna, feeder and so on. Position the
oven as far from them as possible.
8. Do not operate the oven if it is colder than
room temperature.
(This may occur during delivery in cold
weather.) Allow the oven to become room
temperature before operating.
5. Away from heating appliance and water taps
Keep the oven away from hot air, steam or
Splash when choosing a place to position it, or
the insulation might be adversely affected and
breakdowns occur.
3
FEATURES DIAGRAM
1 2
3
e
45
6
q 9w0
8
7
8 Roller guide - This must always be used
for cooking together with the glass cooking
tray.
1 Door latch - When the door is closed, it will
automatically shut off. If the door is opened
while the oven is operating, the magnetron
will immediately stop operating.
9 Coupler - This fits over the shaft in the
centre of the ovens cavity floor. This is to
remain in the oven for all cooking.
2 Door seal - Door seal maintains the
microwave energy within the oven cavity
and prevents microwave leakage.
0 Glass cooking tray - Made of special heat
resistant glass. Food in a proper receptacle
is placed on this tray for cooking.
3 Oven cavity
4 Oven lamp
q Door viewing screen - Allows viewing of
food. The screen is designed so that light
can pass through, but not the microwave.
5 Safety interlock system
6 Control panel
w Metal rack
7 Waveguide cover - Protects the
microwave outlet from splashes of cooking
foods.
e Heating Element
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OPERATION PROCEDURE
This section includes useful information about
oven operation.
6. Microwave energy will be turned off auto
matically when the timer knob reaches
“OFF”. Then food can be taken out of the
oven.
1. Connect the mains lead to an electrical
outlet.
• To prevent the oven from operating with
the door open, your microwave oven is
fitted with safety door interlock switches.
2. After placing the food in a suitable container,
open the oven door and put it on the glass
tray. The glass tray and roller guide must
always be in place during cooking.
• If you wish to inspect the food while it is
cooking simply open the door. The oven
will automatically stop cooking. To continue
cooking, you simply close the door.
3. Close the door. Make sure that it is firmly
closed.
The oven door can be opened at any time
during operation by pulling the door. The
oven will automatically shut off.
• If you wish to stop cooking, simply turn the
timer knob to the “OFF” position. Cooking
can be reset at any time during the cooking
cycle by turning the timer control.
4. Set the variable power control to the desired
power level.
SYMBOL POWER LEVEL
OUTPUT POWER
Grill
Grill : 1000W
Heat
Heat : 210W
Defrost
Defrost : 310W
Combi
Grill : 1000W / MW : 440W
Low
Medium
High
• Do not let the timer continue to operate
after removing or when there is no food.
7. NOTE : When using the GRILL or COMBI
mode;
• Do not open the door so often, the
temperature inside the oven decrease and
the cooking may not be completed in
setting time.
Low : 570W
Medium : 690W
• Never touch the oven window and metal
interior of the oven when taking food in and
out, because the temperature inside the
oven and door is very high.
High : 800W
* The above % can be changed within ±6%.
• When using these modes, be careful as the
tray will be hot to touch, use oven gloves or
pot holders while handling tray.
To set GRILL Cooking
• Set the POWER SELECTOR to the
(grill) position.
To set COMBI Cooking
• Set the POWER SELECTOR to the
(combi) position.
5. Set the operating time by turing the timer
knob to the desired cook time and the
microwave cooking starts.
• If setting the timer control for less than 2
minutes, turn it past 2 minutes and then
back to the desired time.
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CARE OF YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits removed.
Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to deterioration of the surface that
could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
is occasionally necessary to remove the
1 Turn the oven off before cleaning.
6 Itglass
tray for cleaning. Wash the tray in warm
Keep
the
inside
of
the
oven
clean.
When
food
sudsy
water or in a dishwasher.
2 spatters or spilled liquids adhere to oven
walls, wipe with a damp cloth. Mild detergent
may be used if the oven gets very dirty. The
use of harsh detergent or abrasives is not
recommended.
outside oven surface should be cleaned
3 The
with soap and water, rinsed and dried with a
soft cloth. To prevent damage to the operating
parts inside the oven, water should not be
allowed to seep into the ventilation openings.
the Control Panel becomes wet, clean with
4 Ifa soft,
dry cloth. Do not use harsh detergents
roller guide and oven cavity floor should be
7 The
cleaned regularly to avoid excessive noise.
or abrasives on Control Panel.
steam accumulates inside or around the
5 Ifoutside
of the oven door, wipe with a soft
Simply wipe the bottom surface of the oven with
mild detergent water or window cleaner and dry.
The roller guide may be washed in mild sudsy
water.
cloth. This may occur when the microwave
oven is operated under high humidity
conditions and in no way indicates
malfunction of the unit.
ROLLER GUIDE
Glass Tray
1
The ROLLER GUIDE and oven floor should be
cleaned frequently to prevent excessive noise.
2
The ROLLER GUIDE MUST ALWAYS be used
for cooking together with the Glass Tray.
GLASS TRAY
1
2
3
4
DO NOT operate the oven without the Glass Tray
in place.
DO NOT use any other Glass Tray with this oven.
If Glass Tray is hot, ALLOW TO COOL before
cleaning or placing it in water.
DO NOT cook directly on the Glass Tray.
(Except for popcorn)
6
Roller Guide
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
* Q :I accidentally ran my microwave oven
without any food in it. Is it damaged?
* A : Running the oven empty for a short time will
not damage the oven. However, it is not
recommended.
* Q :What does “standing time” mean?
* A : “Standing time” means that food should be
removed from the oven and covered for
additional time to allow it to finish cooking.
This frees the oven for other cooking.
* Q :Can the oven be used with the glass tray
or roller guide removed?
* A : No. Both the glass tray and roller guide must
always be used in the oven before cooking.
* Q :Why does my oven not always cook as
fast as the microwave cooking guide
says?
* A : Check your cooking guide again, to make
sure you’ve followed directions exactly ; and
to see what might cause variations in
cooking time. Cooking guide times and heat
settings are suggestions, to help prevent
over-cooking... the most common problem in
getting used to a microwave oven.
Variations in the size, shape and weights
and dimensions could require longer cooking
time. Use your own judgement along with
the cooking guide suggestions to check
whether the food has been properly cooked
just as you would do with a conventional
cooker.
* Q :Can I open the door when the oven is
operating?
* A : The door can be opened anytime during the
cooking operation. Then microwave energy
will be instantly switched off and the time
setting will maintain until the door is closed.
* Q :Why do I have moisture in my microwave
oven after cooking?
* A : The moisture on the side of your microwave
oven is normal. It is caused by steam from
cooking food hitting the cool oven surface.
* Q :Does microwave energy pass through the
viewing screen in the door?
* A : No. The metal screen bounces back the
energy to the oven cavity. The holes are
made to allow light to pass through. They do
not let microwave energy pass through.
* Q :Will the microwave oven be damaged if it
operates while empty?
* A : Yes. Never run it empty.
* Q : Can I operate my microwave oven
without the turntable or turn the turntable
over to hold a large dish?
* A : No. If you remove or turn over the turntable,
you will get poor cooking results. Dishes
used in your oven must fit on the turntable.
* Q :Why do eggs sometimes pop?
* A : When baking or poaching eggs, the yolk
may pop due to steam build-up inside the
yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply
pierce the yolk with a toothpick before
cooking. Never cook eggs without piercing
their shells.
* Q : Is it normal for the turntable to turn in
either direction?
* A : Yes. The turntable rotates clockwise or
counterclockwise, depending on the rotation
of the motor when the cooking cycle begins.
* Q :Why is standing time recommended after
the cooking operation has been
completed?
* A : Standing time is very important.
With microwave cooking, the heat is in the
food, not in the oven. Many foods build up
enough internal heat to allow the cooking
process to continue, even after the food is
removed from the oven. Standing time for
joints of meat, large vegetables and cakes is
to allow the inside to cook completely,
without overcooking the outside.
* Q : Can I pop popcorn in my microwave
oven? How do I get the best results?
* A : Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn
following manufacture’s guidelines. Do not
use regular paper bags. Use the “listening
test” by stopping the oven as soon as the
popping slows to a “pop” every 1 or 2
seconds. Do not repop unpopped kernels.
Do not pop popcorn in glass cookware.
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BEFORE YOU CALL FOR SERVICE
Refer to following checklist, you may prevent an unnecessary service call.
* The oven doesn’t work :
1. Check that the power cord is securely plugged
in.
2. Check that the door is firmly closed.
3. Check that the cooking time is set.
4. Check for a blown circuit fuse or tripped main
circuit breaker in your house.
* Sparking in the cavity :
1. Check utensils. Metal containers or dishes with
metal trim should not be used.
2. Check that metal skewers or foil does not touch
the interior walls.
If there is still a problem, contact the service station.
A list of these stations is included in the oven.
CARE AND CLEANING
Although your oven is provided with safety
features, it is important to observe the following:
1. It is important not to defeat or tamper with
safety interlocks.
2. Do not place any object between the oven
front face and the door or allow residue to
accumulate on sealing surfaces. Wipe the
sealing area frequently with a mild detergent,
rinse and dry. Never use abrasive powders or
pads.
3. When opened, the door must not be
subjected to strain, for example, a child
hanging on an opened door or any load could
cause the oven to fall forward to cause injury
and also damage to the door. Do not operate
the oven if it is damaged, until it has been
repaired by a competent service technician.
It is particularly important that the oven closes
properly and that there is no damage to the:
i) Door(bent)
ii) Hinges and Hookes(broken or loosened)
iii) Door seals and sealing surfaces.
4. The oven should not be adjusted or repaired
by anyone except a properly competent
service technician.
5. The oven should be cleaned regularly and
any food deposits removed.
6. Failure to maintain the oven in a clean
condition could lead to deterioration of the
surface that could adversely affect the life of
the appliance and possibly result in a
hazardous situation.
DISPOSAL OF USED ELECTRICAL &
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
The meaning of the symbol on the product, its accessory or packaging indicates that
this product shall not be treated as household waste. Please, dispose of this
equipment at your applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical & electronic
equipment waste. In the European Union and Other European countries there are
separate collection systems for used electrical and electronic product. By ensuring
the correct disposal of this product, you will help prevent potentially hazards to the
environment and to human health, which could otherwise be caused by unsuitable
waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials will help conserve natural
resources. Please do not therefore dispose of your old electrical and electronic
equipment with your household waste. For more detailed information about recycling
of this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the product.
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SPECIFICATIONS
POWER SUPPLY
POWER
CONSUMPTION
230V AC, 50Hz SINGLE PHASE WITH EARTHING
MICROWAVE
1200 W
GRILL
1050 W
COMBINATION
2300 W
MICROWAVE ENERGY OUTPUT
800 W
MICROWAVE FREQUENCY
2,450 MHz
OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS (WXHXD)
446 X 270 X 319 mm
CAVITY DIMENSIONS (WXHXD)
295 X 194 X 303 mm
NET WEIGHT
APPROX. 10.8 Kg
TIMER
35 min. DUAL SPEED
POWER SELECTIONS
7 Levels
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
319
270
446
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COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Only use the utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens.
UTENSILS TEST
Place the utensil in question next to a glass measure filled with water, in the microwave oven.
Microwave at high power for 1-2 minutes. If the water heats up, but the utensil remains cool, the
utensil is microwave-safe. However if the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being absorbed by
the utensil and it should not be in the microwave oven. You probably have many items on hand in
your kitchen right now that can be used as cooking equipment in your microwave oven. Read
through the following checklist.
COOKING UTENSILS
Before use, the user should check that utensils are suitable for use in microwave ovens.
Material
Glass (general)
Glass (heat resistant)
Glass-ceramic and
ceramic (heat resistant)
Earthenware
China (heat resistant)
Plastic (general)
Plastic (heat resistant)
Aluminium foil containers
/aluminium foil
Metal baking tins
Metal (pots.pans, etc)
Paper
and should not be used. In addition to material, the shape
of the container should also be considered. Round oval
shapes give the most even cooking. Square or
rectangular containers may over-cook foods in the
corners because more energy is absorbed there.
Shallow containers give more even cooking results.
Utensils made of china and ceramic excellent to use in
your microwave oven. Most types of glass are also very
good. Lead crystal glass can crack and should therefore,
not be used. Plastics and paper can also be used,
provided they can withstand the temperature of the
heated food. For cooking only use plastics, which will
withstand a temperature of over 120˚C, e.g. polypropene
and polyamide. Some plastic materials, e.g. melamine,
will be heated by the microwave, and be damaged. To
find out if a certain container is suitable, the following
simple test can be made:
Place the empty container and a glass of water inside the
microwave oven. The water is needed because the oven
must not be operated empty or with empty containers
only. Let the oven work on full power for one minute. A
suitable container will only be lukewarm.
Grill &
Combined
Convection Microwave
cooking
cooking
cooking
No
Yes
Yes (1)
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes (2)
Yes (1)
Yes
Yes
Yes (2)
Yes (2)
Yes (1)
Yes
Yes
No
Yes (2)
Yes
Yes (4)
Yes
No
Yes (3)
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes (4)
No
No
1. Without metal parts or metal trims.
2. Some plastics are heat-proof only to certain
temperatures. Check carefully!
3. It is possible to use aluminium foil to shield deliate
areas of food (this prevents over-cooking).
4. Metal tins can be used in the combination methods,
however if these are very deep, they will greatly
reduce the efficiency, as metal shields the microwave
energy from the food.
5. Use for short term heating and covering ; they absorb
excess misture when warming food. Pay special
attention as over-heating may cause a fire in your
oven. Do not use re-cycled paper products, e.g.
kitchen rool unless they say they are specifically
designed for use in a microwave oven.
These products contain impuities which may cause
sparks and/or fires when use.
Metal containers, e.g. saucepans or frying pans should
not be used in microwave ovens. Nor should plates or
vessels with decorations be used since metal e.g. gold,
might be part of the decoration and such decorations will
be damaged. Small pieces of aluminiuum foil can be
used, but only to shield the areas that
would over-cook (e.g. for covering
chicken wings, leg tips and fish tails)
but the foil must not touch the side of
the oven as damage may occur.
Caution:
• There are a number of accessories available on the
market. Before you buy, make sure they are suitable for
microwave use.
• When you put food in the microwave oven, make sure that
food, food supports or covering do not come in direct
contact with any of the internal walls or the ceiling of the
cavity since discolouration may take place.
Microwave function only
Utensils and cooking containers used in a microwave
oven should be of a material that does not act as a barrier
to microwave energy. Generally this means that you
should cook in either (paper), plastic, glass or ceramic.
Metal pans reflect microwave energy and inhibit cooking,
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USE YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN SAFELY
General Use
Do not attempt to defeat or tamper with safety
interlocks.
Do not place any object between the oven front frame
and the door or allow residue to build up on sealing
surfaces. Wipe with a mild detergent, rinse and dry.
Never use abrasive powders or pads.
Do not subject the oven door to strain or weight such
as a child hanging on an open door.
This could cause the oven to fall forward resulting in
injury to you and damage to the oven.
Do not operate the oven if door seals or sealing
surfaces are damaged; or if door is bent; or if hinges
are loose or broken.
Do not operate the oven empty. This will damage the
oven.
Do not attempt to dry clothes, newspapers or other
materials in the oven. They may catch on fire.
Do not use recycled paper products as they may
contain impurities which may cause sparks or fires.
Do not hit or strike the control panel with hard objects.
This can damage the oven.
Food
Never use your microwave oven for home canning.
The oven is not designed for proper home canning.
Improperly canned food may spoil and be dangerous
to consume.
Always use the minimum recipe cooking time. It is
better to undercook rather than overcook foods.
Undercooked foods can be returned to the oven for
more cooking. If food is overcooked, nothing can be
done.
Heat small quantities of food or foods with low
moisture carefully. These can quickly dry out, burn or
catch on fire.
Do not heat eggs in the shell. Pressure may build up
and eggs can explode.
Potatoes, apples, egg yolks and sausages are
examples of food with non-porous skins.
These must be pierced before cooking to prevent
bursting.
Do not attempt to deep fat fry in your microwave oven.
Always allow a standing time of at least 20 seconds
after the oven has been switched off to allow the
temperature to even out, stir during heating, if
necessary, and ALWAYS stir after heating. To prevent
eruptive boiling and possible scalding, you should put
a spoon or glass stick into the beverages and stir
before, during and after heating.
Do not leave the oven unattended while popping corn.
Do not pop corn in a paper bag unless it is the
commercially prepared Microwave Popcorn product.
The kernels can overheat and ignite a brown paper
bag.
Do not put packaged Microwave Popcorn bags
directly on the oven tray. Place the package on a
microwave safe glass or ceramic plate to avoid
overheating and cracking the oven tray.
Do not exceed the Microwave Popcorn manufacturers
suggested popping time.
Longer popping does not yield more popcorn but it
can result in scorch, burn of fire. Remember, the
Popcorn bag and tray can be too hot to handle.
Remove with caution and use pot holders.
ARCING
If you see arcing, turn the knob timer the point “0” and correct the problem.
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the
oven.
Arcing is caused by:
• Metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
• Foil not molded to food (upturned edges act like
antennas).
• Metal, such as twist-ties, poultry pins, or gold
rimmed dishes, in the microwave.
• Recycled paper towels containing small metal
pieces being used in the microwave.
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MICROWAVING PRINCIPLES
Microwave energy has been used in this country to cook and reheat food since early experiments with
RADAR in World War ll. Microwaves are present in the atmosphere all the time, both naturally and manmade
sources. Manmade sources include radar, radio, television, telecommunication links and car phones.
HOW MICROWAVES COOK FOOD
Microwave oven is a Group 2 ISM equipment in which radio frequency energy is intentionally generated
and used in the form of electromagnetic radiation for the treatment of material. This oven is a Class B
equipment suitable for use in domestic establishments and in establishments directly connected to a low
voltage power supply network which supplies buildings used for domestic purposes.
Oven Cavity
Turntable
Magnetron
Waveguide
TRANSMISSION
In a microwave oven,
electricity is converted
into microwave by the
MAGNETRON.
Then they pass through the
cooking containers to be
absorbed by the water
molecules in the food, all
foods contain water to a
more or lesser extent.
REFLECTION
ABSORPTION
The microwaves
bounce off the metal
walls and the metal
door screen.
Microwave
Water Molecule
Absorption
Vibration
The microwaves cause the water molecules to
vibrate which causes FRICTION, i.e. HEAT. This
heat then cooks the food. Microwaves are also
attracted to fat and sugar particles, and foods high in
these will cook more quickly. Microwaves can only
penetrate to a depth of 4-5cm and as heat spreads
through the food by conduction, just as in a traditional
oven, the food cooks from the outside inwards.
CONVERSION CHARTS
WEIGHT MEASURES
1/2 oz.
15 g
25 g
1 oz.
50 g
2 oz.
100 g
4 oz.
175 g
6 oz.
225 g
8 oz.
450 g
1 lb.
FLUID MEASUREMENTS
1 Cup
1 Pint
1 Quart
1 Gallon
VOLUME MEASURES
30 ml
1 fl.oz.
100 ml
3 fl.oz.
150 ml
5 fl.oz. (1/4 pt)
300 ml
10 fl.oz. (1/2 pt)
600 ml
20 fl.oz. (1pt)
= 8 fl.oz.
= 16 fl.oz. (UK 20 fl.oz.)
= 32 fl.oz. (UK 40 fl.oz.)
= 128 fl.oz. (UK 160 fl.oz.)
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SPOON MEASURES
1/4 tsp
1.25 ml
1/2 tsp
2.5 ml
5 ml
1 tsp
15 ml
1 tbsp
= 240 ml
= 480 ml (UK 560 ml)
= 960 ml (UK 1120 ml)
= 3840 ml (UK 4500 ml)
COOKING TECHNIQUES
STANDING TIME
STARTING TEMPERATURE
Dense foods e.g. meat, jacket potatoes and
cakes, require standing time(inside or outside of
the oven) after cooking, to allow heat to finish
conducting to cook the center completely. Wrap
meat joints and jacket potatoes in aluminium foil
while standing. Meat joints need approx. 10-15
minutes, jacket potatoes 5 minutes. Other foods
such as plated meal, vegetables, fish etc require
2-5 minutes standing. After defrosting food,
standing time should also be allowed. If food is not
cooked after standing time, return to the oven and
cook for additional time.
The colder the food, the longer it takes to heat up.
Food from a fridge takes longer to reheat than
food at room temperature.
LIQUIDS
All liquids must be stirred before and during
heating. Water especially must be stirred before
and during heating, to avoid eruption. Do not heat
liquids that have previously been boiled. DO NOT
OVERHEAT.
TURNING & STIRRING
MOISTURE CONTENT
Some foods require stirring during cooking. Meat
and poultry should be turned after half the cooking
time.
Many fresh foods e.g. vegetables and fruit, vary in
their moisture content throughout the season,
particularly jacket potatoes. For this reason
cooking times may have to be adjusted. Dry
ingredients e.g. rice, pasta, can dry out during
storage so cooking times may differ.
ARRANGING
Individual foods e.g. chicken portions or chops,
should be placed on a dish so that the thicker
parts are towards the outside.
DENSITY
Porous airy foods heat more quickly than dense
heavy foods.
QUANTITY
Small quantities cook faster than large quantities,
also small meals will reheat more quickly than
large portions.
CLING FILM
Cling film helps keep the food moist and the
trapped steam assists in speeding up cooking
times. Pierce before cooking to allow excess
steam to escape. Always take care when
removing cling film from a dish as the build-up of
steam will be very hot.
PIERCING
The skin or membrane on some foods will cause
steam to build up during cooking. These foods
must be pierced or a strip of skin should be peeled
off before cooking to allow the steam to escape.
Eggs, potatoes, apples, sausages etc, will all need
to be pierced before cooking. DO NOT ATTEMPT
TO BOIL EGGS IN THEIR SHELLS.
SHAPE
Even shapes cook evenly. Food cooks better by
microwave when in a round container rather than
square.
COVERING
Cover foods with microwave cling film or a lid.
Cover fish, vegetables, casseroles, soups. Do not
cover cakes, sauces, jacket potatoes or pastry
items.
SPACING
Foods cook more quickly and evenly if spaced
apart. NEVER pile foods on top of each other.
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DEFROSTING GUIDE
▶Do not defrost covered meat. Covering might allow
cooking to take place. Always remove outer wrap
and tray. Use only containers that are microwavesafe.
▶Begin defrosting whole poultry breast-side-down.
Begin defrosting roasts fat-side-down.
▶The shape of the package alters the defrosting time.
Shallow rectangular shapes defrost more quickly
than a deep block.
▶After 1/3 of the defrost time has elapsed, check the
food. Toy may wish to turn over, break apart,
rearrange or remove thawed portions of the food.
▶During defrost, the oven will prompt you to turn the
over. At this point, open oven door and check the
food. Follow the techniques listed below for
optimum defrost results.
Then, close oven door.
▶When defrosted, food should be cool, but softened
in all areas. If still slightly icy, return to microwave
oven very briefly, or let stand a few minutes. After
defrosting, allow food to stand 5-60 minutes if there
are any icy areas.
Poultry and fish may be placed under running cool
water until defrosted
➪ Turn over : Roast, ribs, whole poultry, turkey
breasts, hot dogs, sausages, steaks, or chops.
➪ Rearrange : Break apart or separate steaks, chops,
hamburger patties, ground meat, chicken or
seafood pieces, chunks of meat such as stew beef.
➪ Shield : Use small strips of aluminum foil to protect
thin areas or edges of unevenly shaped foods such
as chicken wings. To prevent arcing, do not allow
foil to come within 1-inch of oven walls or door.
➪ Remove : To prevent cooking, thawed portions
should be removed from the oven at this point. This
may shorten defrost time for food weighing less
than 3 lbs.(1350g).
DEFROSTING CHART
Item & Weight
Defrosting Time Standing Time
Special Techniques
BEEF
Break apart and remove thawed
Minced beef
9-11 min.
15-20 min.
portions with fork.
1 lb./450g
Stew Meat
Separate and rearrange once.
14-18 min.
25-30 min.
1 1/2 lbs./675g
Patties
Turn over after half the time.
15-20 min.
8-10 min.
4(4oz./110g)
PORK
Separate and rearrange once.
Spareribs
8-10 min.
25-30 min.
1 lb./450g
Chops
Separate and turn over once.
25-30 min.
9-11 min.
4(5oz./125g)
Break apart and remove thawed
Minced pork
15-20 min.
9-11 min.
portions with fork.
1 lb./450g
POULTRY
Break side down. Turn over after half
Whole Chicken
45-90 min.
21-25 min.
the time. Shield as needed.
2 1/2 lbs./1125g
Chicken Breasts
Separate and rearrange once.
15-30 min.
12-15 min.
1 lbs./450g
Fryer Chicken(cut up)
Separate and rearrange once.
25-30 min.
19-22 min.
2 lbs./900g
Chicken Thights
Separate and rearrange once.
15-30 min.
14-18 min.
1 1/2 lbs./675g
FISH & SEAFOOD
Turn over after half the time.
Whole Fish
15-20 min.
7-9 min.
Shield as needed.
1 lb./450g
Fish Fillets
Separate and turn over once.
15-20 min.
10-12 min.
1 1/2 lb./675g
Shrimp
Separate and rearrange once.
3-4 min.
15-20 min.
1/2 lb./225g
* The times are approximate because freezer temperatures vary.
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COOKING & REHEATING CHART
Cooking chart
Power
Level
Cooking Time
Per lb./450g
MEDIUM HIGH
8-10 min.
-Medium
MEDIUM HIGH
9-11 min.
-well done
MEDIUM HIGH
11-13 min.
Pork Joint
HIGH
12-14 min.
Bacon joint
HIGH
8-10 min.
HIGH
6-8 min.
Portions chicken
MEDIUM HIGH
5-7 min.
Breast (boned)
MEDIUM HIGH
6-8 min.
Fish Fillets
HIGH
4-6 min.
Whole Mackerel,
Cleaned and prepared
HIGH
4-6 min.
Whole Trout, Cleaned
& Prepared
HIGH
5-7 min.
Salmon steaks
HIGH
4-6 min.
Item
Special Instruction
MEAT
Beef joint -Rare
- Chilled meat and poultry should be removed
from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes
before cooking.
- Always let the meat and poultry stand,
covered after cooking.
POULTRY
Whole chicken
FISH
- Brush a little oil or melted butter over the fish,
or add 15~30ml(1-2 tbsp) lemon juice, wine,
stock, milk or water.
- Always let the fish stand, covered, after
cooking
NOTE : The above times should be regarded only as a guide. Allow for difference in individual
tastes and preferences. The times may vary due to the shape, cut, and composition of the
food. Frozen meat, poultry and fish must be thoroughly thawed before cooking.
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Reheating chart
• Baby food particularly needs to be checked carefully before serving to prevent burns.
• When heating pre-packaged ready-cooked foods, always follow the pack instructions carefully.
• If you freeze foods which were bought from the fresh or chilled counters, remember that they should
be thoroughly thawed before following the heating instructions on the packed. It’s worth putting a
note on them so that other members of the household will remember too.
• Remember metal ties and transfer food from foil containers before reheating.
• Chilled(refrigerated) food takes longer to reheat than food at room temperature (such as just-cooled
food or food from the store cupboard).
• All foods should be reheated using full microwave power.
Item
Baby food
128g jar
Cooking time
30 sec.
Baby milk
100ml / 4fl.oz.
225ml / 8fl.oz.
20-30 sec.
40-50 sec.
Sandwich roll or bun
1 roll
20-30 sec.
Lasagna
1 serving
(10 1/2 oz./300g)
Casserole
1 cup
4 cups
4-6 min.
Special Instructions
Empty into a small serving bowl.
Stir well once or twice during heating.
Before serving, check the temperature carefully.
Stir or shake well and pour into a sterilized bottle.
Before serving, shake well and check the temperature
carefully.
Wrap in paper towel and place on glass microwaveable
rack. *Note : Do not use recycled paper towels.
Place lasagna on microwaveable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
1 1/2-3 min.
5-7 min.
Cook covered, in microwaveable dish(casserole.)
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Mashed potatoes
1 cup
4 cups
2-3 min.
6-8 min.
Cook covered, in microwaveable dish(casserole.)
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Baked beans
1 cup
2-3 min.
Cook covered, in microwaveable dish(casserole.)
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Ravioli or pasta in sauce
1 cup
4 cups
3-4 min.
7-10 min.
Cook covered, in microwaveable dish(casserole.)
Stir once halfway through cooking.
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VEGETABLE CHART
Use a suitable glass pyrex bowl with lid. Add 30-45ml cold water(2-3 tbsp.) for every 250g unless another water
quantity is recommended - see table. Cook covered for the minimum time - see table.
Continue cooking to get the result you prefer. Stir once during and once after cooking. Add salt, herbs or butter
after cooking. Cover during a standing time of 3 minutes.
Hint : cut the fresh vegetables into even sized pieces. The smaller they are cut, the quicker they will cook.
All vegetables should be cooked using full microwave power.
Cooking Guide for fresh vegetables
Vegetables
Broccoli
Weight
1/2
Time
Comments
lb./250g
1 lb./500g
1/2 lb./250g
1/2 lb./250g
1/2 lb./250g
1 lb./500g
1/2 lb./250g
3-4 min
5-7 min
4-5 min
3-4 min
3-4 min
5-7 min
3-4 min
Prepare even sized florets.
Arrange the stems to the centre.
1/2
lb./250g
3-4 min
Cut aubergine into small slices and sprinkle with 1
tablespoon lemon juice.
lb./250g
0.3 lb./125g
1/2 lb./250g
3-4 min
2-3 min
3-5 min
Cut leeks into thick slices.
Onions
1/2
lb./250g
3-4 min
Cut onions into slices or halves. Add only 15ml(1tbsp.)
water.
Pepper
Potatoes
1/2
lb./250g
lb./250g
1 lb./500g
1/2 lb./250g
3-5 min
3-5 min
8-10 min
5-7 min
Brussels sprouts
Carrots
Cauliflower
Courgettes
Aubergine
(Eggplants)
Leeks
Mushrooms
Turnip cabbage
1/2
1/2
Add 60-75ml(5-6tbsp.) water.
Cut carrots into even sized slices.
Prepare even sized florets. Cut big florets into halves.
Arrange stems to the centre.
Cut courgettes into slices. Add 30ml(2tbsp.) water or a
knob of butter. Cook until just tender.
Prepare small whole or sliced mushrooms. Do not add
any water. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Spice with salt and
pepper. Drain before serving.
Cut pepper into small slices.
Weigh the peeled potatoes and cut them into similar
sized halves or quarters.
Cut turnip cabbage into small cubes.
Cooking Guide for frozen vegetables
Vegetables
spinach
broccoli
Peas
Green beans
Mixed vegetables
(carrots/peas/corn)
Mixed vegetables
(Chinese style)
Weight
Time
Instructions
0.3 lb./125g
1/2 lb./250g
1/2 lb./250g
1/2 lb./250g
1/2 lb./250g
2-3 min
3-4 min
3-4 min
4-5 min
3-5 min
Add 15ml(1tbsp.) cold water.
1/2 lb./250g
4-6 min
Add 15ml(1 tbsp.) cold water.
Add 30ml(2 tbsp.) cold water.
Add 15ml(1 tbsp.) cold water.
Add 30ml(2t tbsp.) cold water.
Add 15ml(1ttbsp.) cold water.
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RECIPES
TOMATO & ORANGE SOUP
1 oz.(25g) butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large carrot & 1 large potato, chopped
13/4lb(800g) canned, chopped tomatoes
juice and grated rind of 1 small orange
11/2pints(900ml) hot vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste
1. Melt the in a large bowl at High for 1 minute.
2. Add the onion, carrot and potato and cook at
High for 6 minutes. stir halfway through cooking.
3. Add the tomatoes, orange juice, orange rind and
stock. Mix thoroughly. Season with salt and
pepper to taste. Cover the bowl and cook at High
for 15 minutes. stir 2-3 times during cooking, until
the vegetables are tender.
4. Blend and serve immediately.
FRENCH ONION SOUP
1 large onions, sliced
1 tbsp (15ml) corn oil
2 oz.(50g) plain flour
2 pints(1.2 liters) hot meat
or vegetable stock salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp (30ml) parsley, chopped
4 thick slices French bread
2 oz.(50g) cheese, grated
1. Place the onion and oil a bowl, mix well and cook
at High for 2 minutes.
2. Stir in the flour to make a paste and gradually
add stack. Season and add the parsley.
3. Cover the bowl and cook at Medium high for 16
minutes.
4. Pour the soup into serving bowls, submerge
bread and sprinkle generously with cheese.
5. Cook at Medium high for 2 minutes, until the
cheese has melted.
STIR FRIED VEGETABLES
1. Place the oil, soy sauce, sherry, ginger, garlic
and carrots in a large bowl, mix thoroughly
2. Cover and cook at High for 4-5 minutes, stirring
once.
3. Add the button mushrooms, beansprouts,
mange-tout, red pepper, spring onions, water
chestnuts and chinese leaves. Mix thoroughly.
4. Cook at High for 4-5 minutes, until the
vegetables are tender. Stir 2-3 times during
cooking.
1 tbsp(15ml) sunflower oil
2 tbsp (30ml) soy sauce
1 tbsp (15ml) sherry
1"(2.5cm) root ginger,
peeled and finely grated
2 medium carrots, cut into fine strips
4 oz.(100g) button mushrooms,
chopped
2 oz.(50g) beansprouts
4 oz.(100g) mange-tout
1 red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
4 spring onions, chopped
4 oz.(100g) canned water chestnuts,
sliced
1/4 head of chinese leaves, thinly sliced
Stir fried vegetables are ideally served with
meat or fish.
HONEYED CHICKEN
4 boneless chicken breasts
2 tbsp(30ml) clear honey
1 tbsp(15ml) whole grain mustard
1/2 tsp(2.5ml) dried tarragon
1 tbsp(15ml) tomato puree
1/4 pint(150ml) chicken stock
1. Place the chicken breasts in a casserole dish.
2. Mix all remaining ingredients together and pour
over the chicken. Salt and pepper to taste.
3. Cook at High for 11-12 minutes. Rearrange and
coat the chicken with the sauce twice during
cooking.
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BLUE CHEESE & CHIVE JACKETS
2 baking potatoes,
(approx.9 oz.(250g) each)
2 oz.(50g) butter
4 oz.(100g) blue cheese, chopped
1 tbsp(15ml) fresh chives, chopped
2 oz.(50g) mushrooms, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1. Prick each potato in several places. Cook at
High for 10-11 minutes. Halve and scoop the
flesh into a bowl, add the butter, cheese, chives,
mushrooms, salt and pepper, mix thoroughly.
2. Pile mixture into the potato skins and place in a
flan dish, on the rack.
3. Cook at Medium high for 10 minutes.
WHITE SAUCE
1 oz.(25g) butter
1 oz.(25g) plain flour
1/2 pint(300ml) milk
salt and pepper to taste
1. Place the butter in a bowl and cook at High for 1
minute, until melted.
2. Stir in the flour and whisk in the milk. Cook at
High for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes
until thick and smooth. Season with salt and
pepper to taste.
STRAWBERRY JAM
11/2 lb.(675g) strawberries, hulled
3 tbsp(45ml) lemon juice
11/2 lb.(675g) caster sugar
1. Place strawberries and lemon juice in a very
large bowl, heat at High for 5 minutes, or until the
fruit has softened. Add sugar, mix well.
2. Cook at Medium high for 25-30 minutes, until
setting point*is reached, stir every 4-5 minutes.
3. Pour into hot, clean jars. Cover, seal and label.
* setting point : To determine setting point, place 1
tsp(5ml)jam onto chilled saucer. Allow to stand for
1 minute. Move surface of jam gently with your
finger, if the surface wrinkles setting point has
been reached.
PLAIN MICROWAVE CAKE
4 oz.(100g) margarine
4 oz.(100g) sugar
1 eggs
4 oz.(100g) self raising flour, sifted
2-3 tbsp(30-45ml) milk
1. line the base of 8" (20.4cm) cake dish with
grease-proof paper.
2. Cream the margarine and sugar together until
light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and fold in the
sifted flour alternately with the milk.
3. Pour into prepared container. Cook at High for 34 minutes, until a skewer comes out cleanly.
4. Leave the cake to stand for 5 minutes before
turning out.
OMELETTS
1/2 oz.(15g) butter
4 eggs
6 tbsp(90ml) milk
salt & pepper
1. Whisk together eggs and milk. Season.
2. Place butter in 10"(26cm) flan dish.
Cook at High for 1 minute, until melted.
Coat the dish with the melted butter.
3. Pour omelette mixture into flan dish.
Cook at High for 2 minutes. whisk mixture and
cook again at High for 1 minutes.
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SCRAMBLED EDD
1/2 oz.(15g) butter
2 eggs
2 tbsp(30ml) milk
salt & pepper
1. Melt the butter in a bowl at High for 1 minutes.
2. Add the eggs, milk and seasoning and mix well.
3. Cook at High for 2 minutes, stirring every 30
seconds.
SAVORY MINCE
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp(5ml) oil
7 oz.(200g) can chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp(15ml) tomato puree
1 tsp(5ml) mixed herbs
8 oz.(225g) minced beef
salt and pepper
1. Place onion, garlic and oil in casserole, and cook
at High for 2 minutes or until soft.
2. Place all other ingredients in casserole. Stir well.
3. Cover and cook at High for 4 minutes then
Medium high for 8-12 minutes or until the meat is
cooked.
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