SHARR
CONTENTS
Pages
1
Warning
Special
2
Notes
installation
3
Instruction
Oven Diagram
3
Control
4
Panel
Operation of Control Panel(R-2V58)
5
Operation of Control Panel(R-2S58) 6
Getting
SHARP
Cofousel
Started
6
Clock Setting
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Stop/Clear
6
To Cancel Program
6
Microwave
7
Sequence
Time Cooking
Cooking
6
8
Instant Cook
8
Auto Cook/Defrost
9
Increasing
Time
10
Child Lock
10
Alarm
10
Care and Cleaning
11
Service
11
Call Check
Specifications
Cooking
Guides
11
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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 enab Ile
you to cook many varieties of foods.
The manual is divided into two sections:
1 .OPERATION
This section describes your oven and teaches you how to use all the features.
’ 2.COOKING
GUIDES
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This section is at the back of the manual, it contains the more commonly used tntormatlon SUCh as how
~ to prepare food, which cooking utensil to use, standing time.
, It also contains recipes for automatic cooking and manual cooking.
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
Read all instructions
before using the appliance.
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. If materials inside the oven should ignite, keep oven door closed, turn oven off, and
disconnect the power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
To reduce the risk of explosion and sudden boiling:
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, When boiling liquids in the oven, use the wide-mouthed
container and stand about 20
seconds at the end of cooking to avoid delayed eruptive boiling of liquids.
This oven is for home food preparation only and may only be used for cooking food.
It is not suitable for commercial or laboratory use.
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.
service technician trained by SHARP.
The oven must be adjusted
or repaired by a qualified
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 and Sealing Surfaces.
Always use oven mittens 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 supply cord become damaged,
SHARP.
it must be replaced by a SERVICE CENTRE APPROVED
If the oven lamp fails please consult your dealer or a qualified
service technician
BY
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 and microwave plastic wrap and carefully open popcorn
and oven cooking bags away from the face.
Make sure that the power supply cord is undamaged,
any hot surfaces or sharp edges.
and that it does not run under the oven or over
To prevent the turntable from breaking:
a. Before cleaning the turntable with water, leave the turntable
b. Do not put hot foods or hot utensils on the cold turntable.
c. Do not put cold foods or cold utensils on the hot turntable.
1
to cool.
SPECIAL NOTES
Eggs, fruits,
Puncture
vegetables,
oysters before cooking to prevent
“explosion”.
Pierce skins of potatoes, apples,
squash, hot dogs, sausages and
oysters so that steam escapes.
sausages
oysters
and
Popcorn
egg yolks
and whites
* Use specially
bagged
the microwave
oven.
* Listen while popping
popping
to slow
popcorn
and
for
corn for the
to 1-2 seconds.
Transfer baby food to small dish
and heat carefully,
stirring often.
Check for suitable temperature.
Baby food
Remove the screw cap and teat
before warming
baby bottles. After
warming
shake thoroughly.
Check
for suitable temperature.
General
Canned
Food with filling should be cut after
heating, to release steam and avoid
burns.
Stir liquids briskly before and after
cooking for even heating.
Use a deep bowl when cooking
liquids or cereals to prevent boiling
over.
For boiling or cooking liquids see
WARNING
on page 1.
foods
* Remove
food from
can.
Cook eggs in shells
Reheat whole eggs.
Overcook oysters.
* Pop popcorn in regular
or glass bowls.
* Exceed maximum
time
brown
bags
on popcorn
package.
Heat disposable
bottles.
Overheat
baby bottles.
Only heat until warm.
Heat bottles with nipples
Heat baby food
in original
* Heat or cook in closed
air tight
on.
jars.
glass jars or
containers.
* Deep fat fry.
* Dry wood, herbs, or wet papers.
* Operate the oven empty.
* Heat or cook food while
in cans,
Sausage rolls,
Pies, Christmas
pudding
* These foods have high sugar and/or
fat contents.
* Cook for the recommended
time.
* Overcook
Meats
* Use a microwave
proof roasting
rack to collect drained juices.
* Place meat directly
for cooking.
Utensils
* Check the utensils are suitable for
MICROWAVE
cooking before you
use them.
* Use metal utensils for MICROWAVE
cooking. Metal reflects microwave
energy and may cause an electrical
discharge
known as arcing.
* Use to shield food to prevent over
cooking.
* Watch for sp arking. Reduce foil or
keep clear of cavity walls.
* Use too much.
* Shield food close to cavity walls.
Sparking can damage the cavity.
* Place a suitable insulator
such as
microwave
and heat proof dinner
plate between the turntable
and the
browning
dish.
* Exceed the preheating
time the
manufacturer
recommends
to
prevent damage from heat stress to
the glass turntable,
roller stay and
coupling.
Aluminium
Browning
foil
dish
2
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as they
may catch fire.
on the turntable
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Remove all packing materials
from the oven cavity. 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.
lfthere isanydamage,
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
tray
2) Roller stay
3) Operation
manual and cooking guide
3. Fitting the roller stay and turntable.
Locate
the roller stay in the centre of the oven, then
fit the turntable
on the roller stay. Make
sure the turntable
is centrally
located and
locked together.
Never operate the oven
without
the roller stay and turntable.
4. The oven should not be installed
in any
area where 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 at least 10 cm on the top, 5 cm on the
both sides and at the rear of the oven for
free air space.
nor the distribu5. Neither the manufacturer
tors can accept any liability
for damage to
the machine or personal injuryforfailure
to
observe the correct electrical
connecting
procedure.
The A.C. voltage must be single phase
Australia
24OV, 50Hz.
New Zealand 230-24OV, 50Hz.
6. Operate the oven from a general purpose domestic outlet.
If a generator
is used, do not operate the oven with NON-SINUSOIDAL
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outputs.
OVEN DIAGRAM
1. Ventilation
openings
2. Oven lamp
3. Door hinges
4. Door safety latches
5. See through door
6. Coupling
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Door open button
Control panel (See page 4)
Waveguide
cover
Power supply cord
Rating label
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CONTROL PANEL
(R-2S58)
(R-2V58)
CdOKING
COOK
CONTROL
SERVE
CHECK
DEF
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TIMER
0
OPEN DOOR
l.VARIABLE
COOKING CONTROL
There are five power levels. The approximate percentage
of microwave
power
for each setting is:
100%
HIGH
70%
MED HIGH (MEDIUM HIGH)
50%
MED (MEDIUM)
30%
MED LOW/DEFROST
(MEDIUM
LOW/DEFROST)
10%
LOW
2.TIMER (O-30 minutes)
Turn to set cooking time or weight
defrost food.
3.MEAT
DEFROST
GUIDE (inner
(1)
a
(3)
Reheat Dmner Plate
Reheat Beverage
Fresh Vegetables
1 serve
1 cup
100 g
(4)
Jacket Potato
1 piece
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Reheat Pie
1 piece
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Defrost Steak/Chops
250 g
(7)
Defrost Roast Meat
500 g
(8)
Defrost Poultry
(9)
Defrost Chicken Pieces
250 g
(0)
Defrost Bread
1 slice
4.DIGlTAL
--a
1000 g
READOUT
5.lNDICATOR
6.TIME PADS
Press to enter cooking
time.
‘InAUTO COOK/DEFROST
PAD
Press to select AUTO COOK/DEFROST
menu.
8.POWER LEVELO /SERVES PAD
Press to select microwave
power setting.
If not pressed, 100% is automatically
selected.
Press to enter serves after selecting
AUTO COOK/DEFROST
menu.
Press for 3 seconds to set clock.
of
scale)
9.INSTANT
COOK/START
PAD
Press once to cook for 1 minute at 100%
or increase by 1 minute multiples
each
time this pad is pressed during cooking.
Press to start oven after setting programmes.
lO.STOP/CLEAR
PAD
Press to clear during programming.
Press once to stop operation
of oven
during cooking; press twice to cancel
cooking programme.
1 l.AUTO
4
COOK/DEFROST
MENUS
OPERATION OF CONTROL PANEL (R-N58)
1.
Push the door
open button
to open the door.
2.
Place the roller
3.
Plug the oven into a power
point.
4.
Place food on the turntable
and close the door.
stay in the hole in the oven cavity and seat the turntable
,
DEFROSTING
COOKING
5.
Suppose
you want
on the roller stay.
to cook on HIGH for 10 min.
Suppose
you want to defrost 0.5 kg meat.
MED LOW
DEFROST
HIGH
Select desired
power
Select DEFROST
C3
6.
Set the cooking
rotating
C9
setting.
level.
time by
Rotate the TIMER
the knob.
to the weight
0
knob
of the
DEFROST (kg)
meat (0.5) as indicated
on the inner scale.
10
0.5
The turntable
7.
will turn throughout
the microwave
cooking
activity.
The timer will count down to “0”. When the timer reaches “0”, a signal bell will sound and the oven
will automatically
turn off. If you wish to stop cooking before the end of the cooking time, turn the
timer back to “0” or simply open the door.
Everytime
the door is opened,
microwave
activity stops immediately.
The inner scale of the TIMER is calibrated,
refer to the defrosting
chart on page 8 in the cooking
guides.
To defrost other types of food, select the DEFROST
required
minutes
minutes.
Whenever
setting
the timer
setting
and rotate the TIMER
for less than 2 minutes,
knob to the
turn the timer
past 2
and then back to the desired time.
The oven door may be opened at any time during the cooking
If you wish to continue
process.
cooking, close the door.
If you wish to alter the cooking time at any time during the operation,
or backward
as desired.
5
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just turn the timer forward
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OPERATION OF CONTROL PANEL (R-2S58)
The operation
control panel.
An entry
In addition
of the oven is controlled
signal
tone should
by pressing
be heard
the appropriate
each time you press the control
the oven wil! beep for approximately
when a cooking procedure
pads arranged
2 seconds
on the surface
panel to make
a correct
of the
entry.
at the end of the cooking cycle, or 4 times
is required.
Plug the oven into a power
switch on the power.
point
and
1
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Flashing
121 Close
3
as above
the oven door.
Press the STOP/CLEAR
oven beeps.
eights
pad so that the
cl
Onlythedotswill
* To enter the present
time of day 1 I:34 (AM or PM).
Press the POWER LEVELOSERVE
for 3 seconds.
1
remain.
pad
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Enter the correct time of day (hours)
pressing TIME pads.
2
by
(z)(z)
Press the POWER LEVEL@ /SERVE
again.
3
pad
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POWER
LEVEL 0
SERVE
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Enter the correct time of day (minutes)
by pressing TIME pads.
4
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Press the POWER LEVELOSERVE
again.
x3
pad
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POWER
LEVEL 0
Use the STOP/CLEAR pad to:
1. Stop the oven temporarily
during cooking.
2. Clear if you make a mistake during programming.
Press the STOP/CLEAR
pad twice.
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SERVE
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This is a manual cooking feature, first
There are five different
power levels.
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Power
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level
enter the cooking
10%
LOW
time then the power
1 30%
j (MEDIUM
;
LOW)
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50%
/
; (MEDIUM)
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level.
/
70%
; (MEDIUM
;
HIGH)
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100%
(HIGH)
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Display
Examples
of foods n/pitally
cooked on microwave oven power level
This variable
cooking
Keeping
control
allows
If a power
level is not selected,
y ou want
Enter desired
then
you to select the rate of microwave
100% power
to time cook for 2 minutes
cooking
is automatically
30 seconds
time.
COOK/START
x3
pad.
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* Suppose
the power
you want
Enter desired
press the POWER LEVELOSERVE
to cook Fish Fillets
cooking
cooking.
power.
INSTANT
COOK
START
To lower
f Vegetables
/ Rice/Pasta
1 Fruit
,
used.
onlOO%
x2
Press the INSTANT
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; Cakes
I Casseroles
1 Muffins
;
j Slices
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Seafood
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I Defrost
f Softening
/ butter
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warm
*Suppose
I
food
for 10 minutes
pad until
1 COOK
1
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The timer
down.
desired
power
begins
to count
level is displayed.
on 50% power.
time.
1
2
Select power level by pressing the POWER LEVELO /SERVE pad as required (for
50% press three times).
Press the INSTANT
COOK/START
pad.
3
down.
If the door is opened during cooking process, the cooking time in the readout automatically
stops. The
cooking time starts to count down again when the door is closed and the INSTANT COOK/START
pad
is pressed.
If you wish to know the power level during cooking, press the POWER LEVEL8
your finger is touching
the POWER LEVEL@ /SERVE pad, the power level will
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/SERVE pad. As long as
be displayed.
oven can be programmed for up to 3 automatic cooking sequences, switching from one variable
power setting to another automatically.
* Suppose you want to cook for 10 minutes on 50% followed by 5 m nutes on 100%.
Your
1
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Enter desired cooking time.
10
MIN.
Select desired
2
3
0
power
level by pressing
the
POWER
LEVEL 0
SERVE
POWER LEVEL@ /SERVE pad (for 50%
press three
times).
For second
for cooking
sequence,
time.
enter desired
If power
is not selected
operate at 100% power.
Press the INSTANT
the
oven
COOK/START
0
time
S
1
MIN.
will
pad.
tNSTANT
COOK
START
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COOK
The timer begins to count
down to zero. When it
reaches
zero,
COOK
the second sequence will
appear and the timer will
begin counting
down to
zero again.
For your
convenience
Within
Sharp’s
one minute
lnstant
of closing
Cook allows
you to easily
cook for one minute
on 100% power.
the door.
The timer
down.
Press the INSTANT COOK/START
pad until desired time
Each time the pad is pressed, the cook time is increased
8
is displayed.
by 1 minute.
begins
to count
Ati0
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COOKQEFROST
1
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*
Suppose
1
you want
1 selve
a
Reheat Dinner Plate
a
Reheat Beverage
1cup
a
Fresh Vegetables
100 g
(4)
a
Jacket Potato
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
Defrost Steak/Chops
250 g
Defrost Roast Meat
500 g
,000 g
Defrost Chicken Pieces
250 g
(0)
Defrost Bread
1 slice
Reheat Pie
Defrost Poultry
to use AUTO
AUTO COOK/DEFROST
will automatically
compute the microwave
power and cooking (defrosting) time.
Follow the details provided
in AUTO COOK/DEFROST MENU GUIDE on page z,l&’ in the cooking
guides.
1 pie=
1piece
COOK/DEFROST
to cook 2 Jacket
Potatoes.
Press the AUTO COOK/DEFROST
pad
until desired menu number is displayed
(for Jacket Potato press four times).
SERVE
will
flash
on
and
Off.
Press POWER LEVEL8 /SERVE pad until
desired serve is displayed
(for 2 pieces
press twice).
After
2
COOK
about
2 sec.
s
The cooking time will begin counting
down.
The
oven will “beep” 4 times
and stop. COOK indicator
will go off and CHECK will
flash on and off.
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Open the door. Turn
Close the door.
over potatoes.
3
CHECK will
Press the INSTANT
COOK/START
be flashing
pad.
4
The cooking time will begin counting
down. When
it reaches zero, the oven
will “beep”.
Ensure to press the POWER LEVEL 0 /SERVE pad after step 1, or the oven will not start.
Food weighing
more or less than the quantity
or weight listed in AUTO COOK/DEFROST
MENU GUIDE, cook manually.
3. The display will show “Ad” instead of “AC” for defrost menus (menu No. 6-O).
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Microwave
* Suppose
time
can be added
during
you want to increase
(at the moment
the remaining
a cooking
the cooking
cooking
programme
using
time by 2 minutes
time
the INSTANT COOK/START pad.
during
5 minutes
on 50% power
cooking.
is 1 min. 30 sec.)
Enter desired cooking time.
1
Select
2
power
level by pressing
the
POWER LEVEL pad as required
(for 50% press three times)
I Press
the
INSTANT
COOK/START
pad.
3
INSTANT
COOK
START
The timer starts to
count down.
4
Press the
pad twice
minutes.
If the oven
INSTANT
COOK/START
to increase time by two
is accidentally
To prevent accidents
not in use.
* To set the Child
started
with
like this, your
no food/liquid
oven
has a “Child
Lock
in the cavity,
Lock”
the oven could
feature
* To unlock
the Control
Press the POWER
LEVEL@
/SERVE
pad.
Pressthe
Pressthe
0
the oven
is
Panel
Press the POWER
LEVEL@
/SERVE
pad for 3 seconds.
1 MIN. pad.
be damaged.
that you can set when
1 MIN. pad.
1
MIN.
Press the INSTANT
COOK/START
pad.
Press
the
STOP/
CLEAR pad.
SR FE
The time of day is
displayed
and the
oven
is ready
to
use.
Your oven has an alarm function.
If you leave food in the oven after cooking, the oven will “beep” 3 times
and [:--17N’
will flash on and off in the display after 2 minutes.
If you do not remove the food at that time, the oven will “beep” 3 times after 4 minutes and 6 minutes.
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CARE AND CLEANING
Exterior:
The outside may be cleaned with
use of harsh abrasive cleaners.
Door:
Wipe the door and window
spills or spatters.
Control
mild soap and warm
water,
wipe
clean with
on both sides and the door seals frequently
a damp cloth.
Avoid
the
with a damp cloth to remove
any
Panel
Care should be taken in cleaning the control panel. Open the oven door before cleaning
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.
to inactivate
CAUTION
cleaning,
(R-2V58):
Take care not to move the timer knob from “0” (off) position
oven will start as soon as you close the door.
Interior walls:
To clean the interior surfaces, wipe with a soft cloth and warm water. After
in the oven with a soft damp cloth to remove any food splashes. Do not
DO NOT USE A COMMERCIAL
OVEN CLEANER, ABRASIVE OR HARSH
PADS ON ANY PART OF YOUR MICROWAVE
OVEN.
Avoid using excess water. After cleaning the oven, ensure any water is
Turntable/Roller
Stay:
Wash with mild soapy water
during
the
or the
use wipe the waveguide
cover
remove the waveguide
cover.
CLEANERS AND SCOURING
removed
with
a soft cloth.
and dry thoroughly.
SERVICE CALL CHECK
Please check the following
before calling for service:
1. (R-%58) When the door is opened, does the oven lamp come on?
YES
NO_
2. Place one cup of water (approx. 250 ml) in a glass measure in the oven and close the door securely.
Oven lamp should go off if door is closed properly. Cook the water for two minutes on HIGH power.
A. Does the oven lamp light?
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, (R-2V58) After two minutes, did a signal bell sound?
(R-2S58) 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,
meter box.
If both the wail socket and the fuse are functioning
CENTRE APPROVED BY SHARP.
please check your wall socket and the fuse in your
properly,
CONTACT
YOUR
NEAREST
SERVICE
SPECIFICATIONS
AC Line Voltage:
Single
phase
AC Power Required:
Output Power:
Microwave
Frequency:
Outside Dimensions:
Cavity Dimensions:
Oven Capacity:
Cooking Uniformity:
Weight:
1.06 kW
700 W” (IEC)
2450 MHz
450mm(W) x 295mm(H)
x 357mm(D)
285mm(W) x 178mm(H) x 316mm(D)
16 litre (0.6 cu.ft)
Turntable
(272mm tray) system
Approx.
14 kg
l
l
* This measurement
is based on the international
for measuring
output power.
Australia
24OV, 50Hz
New Zealand 230-24OV,
Eiectrotechnicai
11
Commission’s
50Hz
standardised
method
FROZEN VEGETABLE CHART
1. Cook vegetables in a flan dish. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap.
2. Stir halfway through cooking.
3. Allow to stand l-2 minutes before servino.
VEGETABLE
WEIGHT
MICROWAVE
TIME
AT 100%
Beans (green, cut)
250 g
5-6 minutes
Broccoli
500 g
8-10 minutes
Brussels sprouts
Carrots (whole)
(sliced)
Cauliflower
Corn
(on cob)
Peas
500 g
500 g
500 g
500 g
4 pieces
(kernel)
(green)
p-Spinach
Mixed Vegetables
7’/2-9’/2
7-9
7-9
8-10
8-10
3-4 minutes
4-6 minutes
250 g
5-6 minutes
250 g
4-5 minutes
\
Break apart as soon as possible.
Arrange with flower towards the centre.
minutes
minutes
minutes
minutes
minutes
(500 g)
250 g
250 g
SPECIAL PROCEDURES
Break apart as soon as possible. Arrange with flower towards the centre.
Add l/2 cup water and 1 teaspoon sugar. Turn 3-4 times during cooking.
Add 3 tablespoons
water and 1 teaspoon
of butter.
Break apart as soon as possible.
REHEATING-FOOD CHART
FOOD
WEIGHT
1 cup
2 cups
Beverage
250 ml per cup
(room temp.)
Canned food
(eg. Spaghetti,
Baked Beans) (room
temp.)
CannedSoup
250 ml per cup
(room temp.)
Dinner Plate-400
per serve
(refrigerated)
Casserole
250 g per serve
(refrigerated)
g
440 g can
740 g can
COOKING TIME AND
POWER LEVEL
2-2’/2 minutes
4-4’/2 minutes
.
5-6 minutes
7-8 minutes
on 100%
on 100%
on 100%
on 100%
1 cup
2 cups
2-2’/2 minutes
4-4’/2 minutes
1 serve
7’/2-8l/2 minutes
1 serve
9-10 minutes
2 serves
12-15 minutes
on 100%
on 100%
on 50%
on 50%
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Stir after heating.
Place food in bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap or lid.
Stir halfway through cooking.
Stir halfway through cooking.
Stir after heating.
Cover plate with plastic wrap. Place directly on turntable.
* Slice potato.
Allow to stand 2-3 minutes.
Place in a casserole dish, cover with lid. Place directly on turntable.
Stir halfway through cooking. Allow to stand for 2-3 mins.
on 50%
NOTE:
Room Temperature
Refrigerator Temperature
+2O”C
+3”C
VEGETABLE
2 medium
Artichokes
Trim. Rinse well. Place onto a dinner
Asparagus
250 g
Wash and place in a freezer bag.
Beans
250 g
Cut into 4cm pieces. Cook in l-litre
Broccoli
500 g
Cut into uniform
500 g
Arrange
Cabbage
250 g
Shred and cook in a 1.5-litre casserole
Carrots
250 g
Cut carrots into circular
Cauliflower
500 g
WHOLE.
Wash well. Place on a dinner
covered
with foil, for 5 minutes.
Brussels
sprouts
500 g
Chokos
-Eggplant
florets. Arrange
2-3 minutes
with flower
florets.
Arrange
3-4 minutes
water. Cover.
6’/~-7 minutes
Cover.
outside.
dish with 2 tablespoons
3-4 minutes
Cover.
water.
dish with
4-6 minutes
Cover.
1 tablespoon
of water.
Cover.
plate: cover with plastic wrap: turn over after 3 minutes.
towards
centre, with
1 tablespoon
water.
Stand,
3-4 minutes
lo-12
minutes
4-6 minutes
Cover.
Place in a 20cm pie plate with 1 tablespoon
2
Arrange
in a casserole
dish with l/4 cup water.
Cover. Turn over during
cooking.
7-9 minutes
4
Arrange
in a casserole
dish with l/3 cup water.
Cover. Turn over during
cooking.
14-16 minutes
dish with 2 tablespoons
water. Cover.
Mushrooms
500 g
Sliced or whole.
Peas - Green
500 g
Cook in a l-litre
- Snow
250 g
Remove
2 medium
4 small
(boiled)
centre.
with stalk towards
with flower
Cut into 2cm cubes. Place in a l-litre
(jacket)
towards
pieces and place into a casserole
500 g
Potatoes
dish with 1 tablespoon
casserole
in a 23cm flan dish. Arrange
Cut into uniform
3-4 minutes
plate. Cover with plastic wrap.
Peel, cut into quarters.
500 g (2)
Corn (on cob)
MICROWAVE TIME
AT 100%
COOKING PROCEDURE
AMOUNT
2 medium
Place in a l-litre
casserole
casserole
casserole
dish with 2 teaspoons
dish with 1 teaspoon
string from pod. Cook in a l-litre
Pierce skin with a fork. Place on turntable.
butter.
sugar and 1 tablespoon
casserole
dish with
Turn over halfway
6-8 minutes
of water. Cover.
6-8 minutes
Cover.
2-4 minutes
water. Cover.
1 tablespoon
through
6-8 minutes
2-3 minutes
water.
cooking.
Allow
to stand wrapped
5-6 minutes
in foil for 2-3 minutes.
Peel and cube potatoes.
Cook, covered,
in a l-litre
casserole
7-9 minutes
dish with I/Z cup water.
4 small
Pumpkin
500 g
Peel and cut into serving-size
Spinach
250 g
Wash and shred. Cook, covered,
Squash
250 g
Wash and place in a casserole
pieces. Place in a l-litre
in a 1.5-litre
dish with
casserole
1 tablespoon
casserole
5-7 minutes
dish. Cover.
dish with 2 tablespoons
of butter or water.
3-5 minutes
water.
Cover. Pierce whole
squash
4-5 minutes
with a fork.
Sweet
Potato
500 g
Peel and cube potatoes.
Tomatoes
500 g
Cut into quarters.
Zucchini
250 g
Cut into uniform-size
., _ ..
*Allow
. .
vegetables
Cook, covered,
Place in a l-litre
in a l-litre
casserole
pieces. Place in a l-litre
butter. Cover.
. _
. _
to stand for l-2 minutes before serving.
casserole
dish with l/2 cup water.
4-5 minutes
dish. Season and cover.
casserole
dish with 1 tablespoon
5-7 minutes
water and 1 tablespoon
4-4’/2 minutes
CHOCOLATE
SELF-SAUCING PUDDING
MOISTCARROTCAKE
1 cup oil
1 cup brown
60 g butter
1 l/2 cups self-raising flour
l/2 cup caster sugar
‘/a cup cocoa powder
V4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup brown sugar
l/3 cup cocoa powder, extra
2 cups boiling water
1. Place butter in a 3-litre Pyrex pudding bowl; melt for 50-60 seconds on
100%.
2. Stir in flour, sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
3. Combine brown sugar and extra cocoa. Sprinkle over pudding mixture.
4. Pour boiling water over the mixture.
5. Cook for 12-14 minutes on 100%. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before
serving.
6. Serve hot with ice-cream.
Serves 4-6
BREADANDBUTTER
PUDDING
4 slices multigrain bread, crusts removed
butter
3 tablespoons caster sugar
l/4
cup sultanas
2 ‘12cups milk
l/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
4 eggs, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons brown sugar
l/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1. Spread bread with butter and cut into 2 cm cubes.
2. Place bread, sugar and sultanas in a 1.25-litre pudding bowl.
3. Heat milk and vanilla for 3-4 minutes on 100%. Gradually whisk into
eggs, then pour over bread mixture.
4. Sprinkle with brown sugar and nutmeg.
5. Cook for 20-25 minutes on 30%.
6. Allow to stand for IO minutes before serving.
Serves
sugar
3 eggs
1 l/2 cups self-raising flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
salt
2 large carrots, grated
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
CREAM CHEESE ICING
250 g cream cheese
2 cups icing sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Beat oil, sugar and eggs until well combined.
Add sifted flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon
Fold in carrots and walnuts.
Pour into a 20 cm greased cake dish.
Cook for 12-14 minutes on 70%.
Allow to stand 5 minutes before turning out.
Cool before icing.
and salt.
ICING
1. Beat cream cheese until smooth.
2. Add icing sugar and lemon juice and beat until smooth.
4-6
EASY HOME-MADE
RICE RISOTTO
HONEY CARROTS
500 g carrots, sliced lengthwise
60 g butter
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1 tablespoon
honey
1 onion, diced
60 g butter
4 rashers bacon, diced
(or 1 cup cooked chicken or ham)
3 chicken or beef stock cubes
2 cups boiling water
1 cup long-grain rice, washed well
1 cup assorted finely chopped vegetables,
e.g. carrots, zucchinis, mushrooms
1. Combine all ingredients
in a casserole dish.
2. Cover and cook for 9-11 minutes on 100%.
1. Place onion, butter and bacon in large casserole dish. Cook for 3-5
minutes on 100%. Stir well.
2. Dissolve stock cubes in boiling water; add to onion and bacon. Add all
other ingredients. Cover with a lid and cook for 20-22 minutes on 100%.
Do not stir while cooking.
3. At the end of this time, all the liquid will have been absorbed.
4. Leave to stand for 5 minutes and stir with a fork before serving.
Serves 6-8
Serves
4
1. Arrange vegetables in a shallow dish with the harder vegetables
positioned around the outside and the softer vegetables
in the centre.
2. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap.
3. Cook for 6-8 minutes on 100%.
Serves
4
-.-VEGETABLE
PLATTER
200 g carrots, sliced
200 g broccoli, cut into florets
100 g zucchinis, sliced
DESSERTS
CALIFORNIAN
BAKED APPLES
APPLE CRUNCH
cup walnuts
l/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons mixed spice
4 large apples
2 tablespoons
lemon juice
30 g butter, melted
800 g can pie apple
White Wings buttercake mix
125 g hard butter, cut into thin slices
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons coconut
2 tablespoons crushed nuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4
1. Place pie apple in a shallow
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
casserole dish.
Sprinkle evenly with dry cake mix.
Layer sliced butter over cake mix, covering completely.
Combine last 4 ingredients and sprinkle over sliced butter.
Cook for 12-14 minutes on 100%.
Serve hot or cold.
Serves 6-8
1. Place walnuts, sugar and mixed spice in a blender or food processor,
process until nuts are finely chopped.
2. Peel and core apples, brush with lemon juice.
3. Brush apples with butter. Toss in walnut mixture until evenly coated.
4. Place in base of a 20 cm pie plate. Fill centre of apples with any remaining walnut mixture.
5. Cook for 7-9 minutes on 100%. Allow to stand for 5 minutes.
6. Serve with whipped cream.
Serves 4
SPRINGTIME
LAMB CASSEROLE
BEEF STROGANOFF
1 kg rump steak, cut into strips
l/2 cup plain flour
salt and pepper
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons tomato puree
1 l/2 cups beef stock
l/4 cup red wine
100 g mushrooms,
thinly sliced
300 mL sour cream
1 packet (30 g) French onion soup
cup plain flour
750 g lamb, cubed
4 spring onions, quartered
2 carrots, thinly sliced
250 mL chicken stock
310 g can corn kernels, drained
2 sticks celery, finely chopped
300 mL carton sour cream
‘14
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
In a large casserole dish, combine French onion soup and flour.
Toss the lamb in flour mixture, coating thoroughly.
Add onions and carrots, stir in chicken stock and mix well.
Cover and cook for 28-30 minutes on 50%, stirring during cooking.
Add corn, celery and sour cream. Mix well.
Cook a further 12-15 minutes on 50%.
Serves 4
I. Toss steak with flour, salt and pepper in a freezer bag until evenly
coated.
2. Place steak, left-over flour, onion, tomato puree, beef stock and red wine
in a large casserole dish.
3. Cook, covered, for 35-40 minutes on 50%, stirring twice during cooking.
4. Stir in mushrooms
and sour cream. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes on
50%.
5. Serve with boiled rice.
Serves 6
VEGETABLES
CAULIFLOWER
AU GRATIN
500 g cauliflower florets
30 g butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon mustard
l/2 cup grated
cheese
paprika
1. Place cauliflower in a flan dish. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes on
lOO%, until tender. Drain.
3
Melt butter in a Pyrex jug for 50 seconds-lminute
on 100%.
3. Stir in flour. Cook for 50 seconds on 100%.
4. Gradually stir in milk and mustard. Cook for 3-4 minutes on lOO%,
stirring every minute.
5. Stir in cheese until melted.
6. Pour over cauliflower. Sprinkle with paprika.
7. Cook for 3-4 minutes on 100%.
C.
SCALLOPED
POTATOES
3 large potatoes (approx. 500 g), pee led and sliced thinly
l/4 cup water
1 large onion, sliced
200 g carton light sour cream
1 egg
90 g cheddar cheese, finely grated
paprika
1. Place potatoes in a round or oval shallow dish, add water, cover, and
cook for 6 minutes on 100%.
2. Drain off water.
3. Arrange sliced onion over potatoes.
4. Combine sour cream and egg. Mix well and pour over potatoes.
Sprinkle with cheese and a little paprika if desired.
5. Cook uncovered, 11-13 minutes on 70%.
Serves 4-6
-
l/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons seeded mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1.5 kg leg lamb
1. Combine brown sugar, mustard, lemon juice and rosemary. Spread
over leg of lamb.
2. Place fat side down on a rack.
3. Cook for 44-46 minutes (for medium) or 50-52 minutes on 70% (for well
done).
4. Turn over halfway through cooking, shielding shank with foil to prevent
overcooking.
5. Allow to stand for 10 minutes, covered with aluminium
foil before
serving.
Serves 4-6
-
-
LASAGNE
CRUSTYROSEMARYLAMB
SHEPHERD'S PIE
2 large potatoes
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon milk
salt and pepper
500 g minced beef
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon gravy powder
l/2 cup tomato
sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1 tomato, chopped
2 tablespoons parsley
1 egg, beaten
MEAT SAUCE INGREDIENTS
30 g butter
1 onion, chopped
1 kg topside mince
j/4 cup tomato
paste
240 g jar bolognese sauce
200 g can champignons,
drained
1 clove garlic, crushed (optional)
CHEESE SAUCE INGREDIENTS
90 g butter
l/3 cup flour
1 3/4 cups milk
125 g tasty cheese, grated
200 g packet instant lasagne sheets
50 g mozzarella cheese, grated
MEAT SAUCE METHOD
1. Place butter and onion in a Pyrex bowl. Cook for 2-3 minutes on 100%.
2. Stir in mince. Cook, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes on 70%, stirring every
2 minutes. Drain excess fat.
and garlic.
3. Stir in tomato paste, bolognese sauce, champignons
CHEESE SAUCE METHOD
sauce
1. Peel and cut potatoes into cubes. Place into a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons water. Cover and cook for IO-12 minutes on 100% or until
tender. Drain.
2. mash potatoes; add butter, milk, salt and pepper. Stand aside.
3. In another large bowl, combine mince and onion and cook for lo-12
minutes
on 70%, stirring every 2 minutes. Drain juices from meat.
4. TO mince and onion, add gravy powder, tomato sauce, Worcestershire
sauce, tomato and parsley. Mix well.
5. Spoon
mince mixture into a large casserole dish.
6. Spread mashed potato evenly over top of mixture. Brush with beaten egg.
7. Cook for 20-22 minutes on 70%.
8. Allow
to stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Serves 4-6
-
1. Melt butter for 50-60 seconds on 100%. Stir in flour; cook for further
minute on 100%.
2. Gradually stir in milk. Cook for 5-6 minutes on lOO%, stirring every
minute.
3. Stir in tasty cheese.
1
TO COMBINE
1. Use a 20 x 20 cm deep casserole dish.
2. Dip lasagne sheets in hot water, then cover base of dish.
3. Spoon over sheets one-third of meat sauce. Cover with one-third
cheese sauce.
4. Repeat the process 3 times, ending with the cheese sauce.
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
:: Cook for 20-24 minutes on 70%.
7. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.
8. Serve with a fresh garden salad and bread.
of
Serves
4-6
POULTRY
CHICKENWITHBACON
ANDLEEKSEASONING
CHICKENINAPOT
No. 15 chicken
60 g butter, melted
1 leek, finely chopped
2 rashers bacon, chopped
1 l/2 cups breadcrumbs
1 egg yolk (beaten)
salt and pepper
20 g butter, melted, extra
4 chicken thighs
l/4 cup plain flour
2 rashers bacon, finely chopped
1 green capsicum, diced
1 onion, finely chopped
425 g can peeled tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 chicken stock cubes
1 tablespoon soy sauce
salt and pepper
100 g mushrooms,
sliced
1. Toss chicken thighs in flour.
2. Add chicken and all other ingredients (except mushrooms)
to a large
casserole dish.
3. Cover and cook for 30 minutes on 70%. Stir at 10 minutes intervals.
4. Add mushrooms. Cook uncovered for a further 5-7 minutes on 70%.
Serves 2-4
Combine butter, leek and bacon in a bowl. Cook for l-2 minutes on HIGH.
Stir in bread, egg yolk and seasonings.
Mix well.
Fill cavity of chicken with stuffing and secure with a toothpick.
Brush chicken with extra melted butter.
Place chicken on a rack, breast-side down, cook for 18-22 minutes on
70%.
6. Turn over, cook a further 18-22 minutes on 70%.
foil for 10 minutes before serving.
7. Stand covered with aluminium
Serves
:3:
4.
5.
APRICOT'CHICKEN
CHICKENANDMACARONIBAKE
No. 15 chicken
20 g butter, melted
2 cups macaroni
l/4 cup plain flour
300 mL sour cream
250 mL chicken stock
1 cup grated cheese
1 tablespoon chopped
4
4 chicken thighs
1 packet French onion soup
1 tablespoon
plain flour
250 mL apricot nectar
825g can apricot halves, drained
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
parsley
1. Melt butter for 20 seconds on 100%. Brush over Chicken.
2. Place on a roasting rack. Cook for 35-37 minutes on 70%, turning
halfway through cooking.
3. Allow chicken to cool.
4. Place macaroni in a lame bowl. Cover with hot water. Cook for 15-20
minutes on 100% or un-til pasta is tender. Drain.
Remove flesh from chicken.
:: Mix together plain flour, sour cream and chicken stock.
7. Combine chicken, macaroni and sauce mixture. Sprinkle witt 1 cheese
and cook for 15-18 minutes on 70%.
8. Sprinkle with parsley.
9. Serve immediately with a tossed salad.
Serves
-_ --.. -. _
Place in a large casserole dish.
Toss chicken in combined French onion soup and plain flour.
Cook chicken for 15 minutes on 70%.
Pour over apricot nectar and apricots.
Cook, covered, for 15-20 minutes on 70%.
Serve hot with pasta.
Serves
4
4
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CRAB MORNAY
PAELLA
1 cup brown rice
750 ml_ chicken stock
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, chopped
2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
l/4 cup tomato
paste
l/2 cup frozen
peas
1 red capsicum, diced
2 cups white wine
250 g fish fillets, cubed
12 green prawns,
peeled with tails intact and deveined
1 calamari hoods, sliced into rings
4 mussels in shells
1. Combine rice and chicken stock together in a large dish. Cook for 32-38
minutes on lOO%, until tender.
2. Combine oil, garlic and onion together. Cook for 2-3 minutes on 100%.
3. Stir in tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook for 3-5 minutes on lOO%, stirring
halfway through cooking.
4. Stir in peas, capsicums, turmeric and paprika. Cook for 7-9 minutes on
lOO%, stir in cooked rice.
5. Heat white wine for 5-6 minutes on 100%. Add fish fillets. Cook for 4-5
minutes on 70%.
6. Stir in prawns and calamari. Cook a further 7-9 minutes on 70% until
prawns turn pink. Remove from wine.
7. Place mussels in remaining white wine. Cook for 3-5 minutes on lOO%,
until mussels open.
8. Gently fold seafood into rice mixture.
9. Reheat Paella for 18-20 minutes on 50%.
10. Serve with French bread.
Serves 4
GARLIC PRAWNS
--___.
24 green king prawns
l/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons
butter
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1.
2.
3.
4.
60 g butter
l/3 cup plain flour
l/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2 cups milk
1 onion, finely chopped
2 x 170 g cans crab meat, drained
2 hard-boiled
eggs, sliced
salt and pepper
l/2 cup finely grated cheese
2 tablespoons
cornflake crumbs
1 green capsicum, diced
iHbe,;sapoon turmeric
Peel and devein prawns, leaving tails intact.
Combine butter and garlic. Cook for 1 minute on 100%.
Stir in oil and prawns.
Cook for 6-8 minutes on 50%, tossing every minute. Spinkle
parsley.
5. Serve in individual dishes with garlic bread.
1. Melt butter for 1 minute on 100%. Stir in flour and mustard. Cook a
further 1 minute on 100%.
2. Gradually stir in milk. Cook for 5-7 minutes on lOO%, stirring every 2
minutes.
3. Stir in onion, crab meat, eggs, salt and pepper and l/4 cup cheese.
4. Place into a l-litre serving dish. Sprinkle with cornflake crumbs and
remaining cheese.
Cook for 12-15 minutes on 50%.
:: Serve with fresh garden salad.
Serves
-
6
WHOLE BAKED SCHNAPPER
2/3 cup wholemeal
breadcrumbs
l/4 cup chopped apricots
2 shallots, finely chopped
l/4 cup grated tasty cheese
2 teaspoons chopped parsley
1 egg, beaten
500 g whole schnapper, cleaned
1. Combine breadcrumbs,
apricots, shallots, cheese, parsley and egg
together. Mix well.
2. Fill cavity of schnapper with bread stuffing.
3. Shield head and tail of schnapper with foil. Place directly on rack.
4. Cook for 18-20 minutes on 50%, turning over halfway through cooking.
Serves 2
with
Serves
4
APPETIZERS / SOUP
CREAMOFTOMATOSOUP
SAVOURYMUSHROOMS
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
1 rasher bacon, rind removed, and chopped
30 g butter
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
1 stick celery, chopped
2 tablespoons
flour
3 large tomatoes, quartered
600 mL chicken stock
bouquet garni
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons
cream
chopped parsley
24 small cup mushrooms
6 slices multigrain bread
4 rashers bacon, chopped
4 shallots, finely chopped
l/2 cup grated cheese
2 eggs
2 tablespoons mixed herbs
Remove stalks from mushrooms.
;2*
Process bread into fine crumbs.
3: Cook bacon between paper-towel
for 2 minutes on 100%.
4. Add shallots to bacon and cook for 1 minute on 100%.
5. Mix breadcrumbs,
bacon, shallots, cheese, eggs and herbs until well
combined.
Place 24 mushrooms
directly on the
6. Spoon mixture into mushrooms.
turntable and cook for 3-4 minutes on 100%.
Makes 24
QUICKNACHOS
Place corn chips in base of a flan dish.
Mix dip and sour cream together. Pour overcorn
Spread tomato paste over dip.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Cook for 4-5 minutes on 100%.
Serve immediately with guacamole.
2.
3.
Z:
6.
200 g packet corn chips
250 g salsa flavoured dip
l/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons tomato paste
l/4 cup grated tasty cheese
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
1. Add onion,
7.
bacon and butter to a large casserole dish. Cover and cook
for 3 minutes on 100%.
Stir in carrot and celery. Cover and cook a further 3 minutes on 100%.
Sprinkle in flour and stir. Add the quartered tomatoes, stock and
bouquet garni. Cover and cook for 15-18 minutes on 100%.
Remove bouquet garni.
Place in a blender or processor and blend until smooth.
Return to the casserole dish, add cream, parsley and seasonings.
Cover
and cook for 3 minutes on 70%.
When serving add more cream.
Serves 4
VEGETABLEFRITTATA
chips.
Serves 4
PUMPKINSOUP
1. Grease 25 cm pie plate.
Arrange potatoes and onion over base of plate.
:: Beat eggs and sour cream. Ensuring that all eggs yolks have been broken.
4. Pour half the mixture over potatoes and cook for 18-22 minutes on 70%.
5. Arrange asparagus, capsicum and zucchinis in a circle over potato. Pour
over remaining egg mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
6. Cook for 22-24 minutes on 70%.
7. Stand covered with foil for 5 minutes.
Serves 4
1 kg pumpkin, peeled and chopped
2 small onions, chopped
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup cream
nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
1. Place pumpkin, onion and stock in a large bowl.
2. Cover and cook for 20-23 minutes on 100%.
3. Place in a blender or processor and blend until smooth.
4. Transfer to a serving bowl and stir in cream and nutmeg.
taste.
2 large potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
5 eggs
450 mL sour cream
340 g can asparagus spears, drained
l/2 red capsicum, cut into strips
2 zucchinis, cut into strips
2 tablespoons
Parmesan cheese
Season
to
Servf?!s 4-6
Defrost
Steak/Chops
250- 1500g
(250 g)
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 will flash on and off. Remove defrosted pieces,
turn over and shield the warm portion.
Press start to continue defrosting.
After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium
foil.
l
l
l
6
cl
l
See NOTE below.
_~~--~-~~~~~~~~~~~~-~~---------------------_
Defrost Minced
Beef
Meat
l
250- 1500g
(250 g)
l
l
l
See NOTE
below.
l
Defrost Roast Meat
Lamb
Beef
Pork
l
l
l
l
l
Defrost
Place frozen minced meat on a defrost rack.
The oven will “beep” and stop, CHECK will flash on and off. Remove defrosted
turn over and shield edges.
Press start to continue defrosting.
After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium
foil.
(100 g)
CI8-
from original
wrapper.
Shield
5 - 60
wing and leg tips with foil.
the warm portions.
15-20
. Press start to continue defrosting.
. After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium
Defrost
Chicken
Pieces
250- 15OOg
(250 g)
cl
l
l
l
9
l
See NOTE
n
Defrost
below.
Bread
0
-
5 - 20
. Place breast side down on the defrost rack.
. The oven will “beep” and stop, CHECK will flash on and off. Turn over and shield
[N.B.I After standing
Food
portions,
Shield the edge with foil strips about 2.5cm wide.
Place joint with lean side face upwards (if possible) on the defrost rack.
The oven will “beep” and stop, CHECK 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.
Remove
Poultry
5 - 20
not listed in the Guide can be
freezing minced
meat,
For chicken pieces, steak and
interleave
with freezer plastic
It is also a good idea to label
NOTE: When
l
1 - 4 slices
(I slice)
l
l
run under cold water
foil.
to remove giblets if necessary.
Shield the exposed bone with foil.
Place chicken pieces on the defrost rack.
The oven will “beep” and stop, CHECK will flash on and off. Remove defrosted
turn over and shield the warm portions.
Press start to continue defrosting.
After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium
foil.
Separate slices and place between
After defrost time, stand.
defrosted
using 30 % setting.
shape it into flat even sizes.
chops, freeze separately
in single flat layers and if necessary
to separate
layers. This will ensure even defrosting.
the packs with the correct weights.
-
(6)
paper towel
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cooking with time and variable
Cover with plastic wrap.
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Tea
Coffee
Water
soup
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Room temperature
(1 cup, 250 ml)
Beverage
No cover
Place on the outside of turntable.
After reheating,
stir.
soup
Place in a Pyrex@ bowl.
Cover with glass lid or plastic wrap.
After reheating,
stir.
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Carrots
Potato
Beans
Brussels Sprouts
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Zucchini
Spinach
Cabbage
Jacket Potato
Potato (whole)
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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 glass lid or plastic wrap.
After cooking, stand covered and stir.
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Use washed new potatoes.
Pierce twice with fork on each side.
Place on outside of turntable.
The oven will “beep” and stop, CHECK will
flash on and off.
Turn over potatoes and press start to continue
cooking.
After cooking , stand, covered with aluminium
foil.
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flash on and off.
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cooking.
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GLASSWARE
Ordinary
glass is not suitable
for cooking
but may be used for short
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.
periods
for heating
foods.
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Metal cookware
should
be avoided
when
Microwave
energy
is reflected
by metal.
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in the microwave
oven.
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PLASTIC WRAP
OVEN BAGS
YES
Plastic
Some
When
Do not
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ALUMINIUM
cooking
FOIL
FOR
SHIELDING
wrap can
shrinkage
removing
tie oven
be used to cover food.
of the wrap may occur, over an extended
wrap, lift it in such a way to avoid steam
bags with metal twist ties, substitute
with
cooking
burns.
string.
time.
. 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 room between
the walls
of the oven.
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YES
PAPER
. Excessive
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over
heating
of these
materials
towels
and waxed
paper are suitable
are suitable
for use when reheating
. These
may
cause
a fire in the microwave
to use to prevent
foods or for short
oven.
splatters.
cooking
times.
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for cooking,
reheating
and defrosting.
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. Ensure
. Ensure
dish.
THERMOMETERS
MICROWAVE SAFE
CONVENTIONAL
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NO
that the preheating
that a microwave
time of the dish
heat proof dinner
is not exceeded.
plate or suitable
insulator
be placed
between
the turntable
and the
browning
THE ARRANGEMENT
Arrange
foods
carefully.
2. TURNING
Place thickest
areas toward
outside
of dish.
3. COVERING
Cover foods in the microwave
if you would normally
cover the food in
your ordinarv oven, or to retain moisture. Cover foods such as Vegetables,
Casseroles, or when Reheating.
Use to cover foods:
Foods such as poultry
the cooking time.
and joints
of meat should
be turned
over after half
4. PIERCING
Pierce potatoes, eggs, tomatoes
to allow steam to escape.
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TOMATO
PLASTIC WRAP
or any foods
with
a skin or membrane
EGG
PAPER TOWEL
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.
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.
CHICKEN
FISH 7. STIRRING
Stirfoodsfrom
the outside to the centre of the dish, once or
cookinq
if possible.
Eg. Casserbles and Sauces.
8 SIZE
Small pieces cook faster than large ones. To speed 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.
twiceduring
9 DENSITY
Thedepth
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.
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.
11 STARTING
TEMPERATURE
Frozen or refrigerated
food takes 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 for doneness at the,- minimum
time.
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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.
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.
a
Variable
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To cook for IO min. on HIGH.
Auto cook/
Cooking Time
Cooking
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HIGH
Potatoes.
Menu Number
0
Control
(R-2S58)
Serves
10
>ower Level
Variable
Cooking Control
Defrosting
To defrost
for lOO%+
Timer
70% -9 50% 3
30% *
0.5 kg meat.
r/ariable
Zooking
Zontrol
Weight
DEFROS
MED LOW
To soften
Cream Cheese
or Butter
for 40 seconds
on 30%.
Cooking Time
DEFROST
Variable
Cooking Control
nstant
Timer
- Just One Touch
Cook
OS
Within
Child Lock
1 minute
t
Clock
of closing
the door
To LOCK
Press for 3 seconds.
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To set for 11:45 am
Press for 3 seconds.
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