Sharp R-331Y Specifications

OPERATION MANUAL
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COOKBOOK
MICROWAVE OVEN
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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
®
Thank you for buying a Sharp Microwave Oven.
Please keep this operation manual handy, as it describes
all the features of your oven and will enable you to cook
many varieties of foods.
The manual is divided into two sections:
1. OPERATION (P2~P15)
This section describes your oven and teaches you how
to use all the features.
2. COOKING GUIDE
This section is at the back of the manual, it contains
the more commonly used information such as how to
prepare food, which cooking utensil to use, standing
time.
It also contains recipes for automatic cooking and
manual cooking.
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.
Warranty
page
Inside of front cover
Introduction
1
Warning
2
Special Notes and Warning
3
Installation Instructions
4
Oven Diagram
4
Operation of Touch Control Panel
5
Control Panel Display
5
Touch Control Panel Layout
5
Before Operating
6
Getting Started
6
Clock Setting
6
Stop/Clear
6
To Cancel a Programme During Cooking
6
Manual Operations
7
Microwave Time Cooking
7
Sequence Cooking
8
Instant Cook
8
Increasing Time During a Cooking Programme
9
Automatic Operations
10
Notes for Automatic Operations
10
Instant Action
10
Express Defrost
11
Easy Defrost
12
Other Convenient Features
13
Less/More Setting
13
Timer
14
Child Lock
14
Demonstration Mode
14
Alarm
14
Care and Cleaning
15
Service Call Check
15
Specifications
15
Cooking Guides
Quick Reference Guide
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See last page
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WARNING
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS : READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
a. Do not overcook food.
b. Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bag in the oven.
c. Do not heat oil or fat for deep frying. The temperature of the oil cannot be controlled.
d. Look at the oven from time to time when food is heated in disposable containers made of plastic, paper or
other combustible materials for signs of smoke or burning.
e. If materials inside the oven should ignite, or smoke is observed, keep oven door closed, turn oven off, and
disconnect the power plug, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
To reduce the risk of an explosion or delayed eruptive boiling when handling the container.
Your microwave oven is capable of heating food and beverages very quickly therefore, it is very important that you select
the appropriate cooking time and power level for the type and quantity of food to be heated. If you are unsure of the
cooking time and power level required, begin with low cooking times and power levels until the food is sufficiently heated
evenly throughout.
Additionally:
a. Do not place sealed containers in the oven. Babies bottles fitted with a screw cap or teat are considered
to be sealed containers.
b. Do not use excessive amount of time.
c. When boiling liquids in the oven, use a wide-mouthed container.
d. Stand at least for 20 seconds at the end of cooking to avoid delayed eruptive boiling of liquids.
e. Stir the liquid before and during cooking. Use extreme care when handling the container or inserting a
spoon or other utensil into the container.
This oven is for home food preparation only and should only be used for heating, cooking and defrosting food and
beverage.
It is not suitable for commercial, laboratory use, or heating therapeutic devices eg. Wheat bags.
Never operate the oven whilst any object is caught or jammed between the door and the oven.
Do not try to adjust or repair the oven yourself.
It is hazardous for anyone other than a qualified service technician trained by SHARP to carry out any service or repair
operation. Especially those which involve the removal of a cover which gives protection against exposure to microwave
energy are very hazardous.
Do not operate the oven if it is not working correctly or damaged until it has been repaired by a qualified service technician
trained by SHARP. It is particularly important that the oven door closes properly and that there is no damage to:
(1) Door (warped), (2) Hinges and Latches (broken or loosened), (3) Door Seals, Sealing Surfaces and oven cavity (buckled
or deformed), (4) Burn marks on the door seal faces.
Do not bump, or catch utensils, loose clothes and your accessories on the door safety latches when removing food from
the oven.
Never poke an object, particularly a metal object, through a grille or between the door and the oven while the oven is
operating.
Never tamper with or deactivate the door safety latches.
Always use oven gloves to prevent burns when handling utensils that are in contact with hot food. Enough heat from the
food can transfer through utensils to cause skin burns.
Should the power supply cord become damaged, it must be replaced with a special cord supplied by a SERVICE CENTRE
APPROVED BY SHARP. And it must be replaced by a qualified service technician trained by SHARP in order to avoid
a hazard.
If the oven lamp fails please consult your dealer or a qualified service technician trained by SHARP.
Avoid steam burns by directing steam away from the face and hands.
Slowly lift the furthest edge of a dish's cover including microwave plastic wrap etc., and carefully open popcorn and oven
cooking bags away from the face.
Make sure that the power supply cord is undamaged, and that it does not run under the oven or over any hot surfaces
or sharp edges.
To prevent the turntable from breaking:
a. Before cleaning the turntable with water, leave the turntable to cool.
b. Do not place anything hot on a cold turntable.
c. Do not place anything cold on a hot turntable.
Do not place anything on the outer cabinet.
Do not store food or any other items inside the oven.
Make sure the utensil does not touch the interior walls during cooking.
Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when adequate instructions have been given so that the child is
able to use the oven in a safe way and understands the hazards of improper use.
This appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities,
or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
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which may damage theoven or injure
yourself.
SPECIAL NOTES AND WARNING
DO
Eggs, fruits,
vegetables,
nuts, seeds,
sausages and
oysters
*
Popcorn
*
*
*
Baby food
*
*
General
*
*
DON’T
Puncture egg yolks and whites and
oysters before cooking to prevent
"explosion".
Pierce skins of potatoes, apples,
squash, hot dogs, sausages and
oysters so that steam escapes.
*
Use specially bagged popcorn for the
microwave oven.
Listen while popping corn for the
popping to slow to 1-2 seconds.
*
Transfer baby food to small dish and
heat carefully, stirring often. Check for
suitable temperature to prevent burns.
Remove the screw cap and teat before
warming baby bottles. After warming
shake thoroughly. Check for suitable
temperature.
*
*
Food with filling should be cut after
heating, to release steam and avoid
burns.
Use a deep bowl when cooking liquids
or cereals to prevent boiling over.
*
*
*
*
*
For boiling or cooking liquids see
WARNING on page 2 to prevent
explosion and delayed eruptive boiling.
Pop popcorn in regular brown bags or
glass bowls.
Exceed maximum time on popcorn
package.
*
Heat disposable bottles.
Overheat baby bottles.
Only heat until warm.
Heat bottles with nipples on.
*
Heat baby food in original jars.
*
Heat or cook in closed glass jars or
airtight containers.
*
*
Deep fat fry.
Heat or dry wood, herbs, wet papers,
clothes or flowers.
Operate the oven without a load (i.e.
an absorbing material such as food or
water) in the oven cavity.
*
Liquids
(Beverages)
Cook eggs in shells. This prevents
"explosion", which may damage the
oven or injure yourself.
Cook hard/soft boiled eggs.
Overcook oysters.
Dry nuts or seeds in shells.
*
Heat for longer than recommended
time. See REHEATING-FOOD CHART
on page 2!.
Canned foods
*
Remove food from can.
*
Heat or cook food while in cans.
Sausage rolls,
Pies, Christmas
pudding
*
Cook for the recommended time.
(These foods have high sugar and/or fat
contents.)
*
Overcook as they may catch fire.
Meats
*
Use a microwave proof roasting rack to
collect drained juices.
*
Place meat directly on the turntable 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.
Aluminium foil
*
Use to shield food to prevent over
cooking.
Watch for sparking. 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 a
microwave and heat proof dinner plate
between the turntable and the browning
dish.
*
Exceed the preheating time
recommended by the manufacturer.
Excessive preheating can cause
the glass turntable to shatter and/or
damage internal parts of the oven.
*
Browning dish
*
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Remove all packing materials from the oven cavity, (do not remove the waveguide cover), and the feature
sticker from the outside of the door, if there is one. Check the unit for any damage, such as a misaligned door,
damaged door seals around the door or dents inside the oven cavity or on the door. If there is any damage,
please do not operate the oven until it has been checked by a SERVICE CENTRE APPROVED BY SHARP
and repaired, if necessary.
Accessories provided
1)Turntable
2) Roller stay
3) Operation manual and Cook book
Place the roller stay in the coupling on the oven floor, then place the turntable on to the roller stay, ensuring it is
located firmly. Refer to OVEN DIAGRAM below. NEVER operate the oven without the roller stay and turntable.
The oven should not be installed in any area where excessive heat and steam are generated, for example, next
to a conventional oven unit. The oven should be installed so as not to block ventilation openings. When mounting
on bench top : Allow at least 15cm on the top, 10cm on both sides and 5cm at the rear of the oven for adequate
air circulation.
When building the oven into a cabinet or wall, Sharp built-in kit model numbers RK-J32S are available which enable
the microwave oven to be integrated within a kitchen, the kits are available from your retailer. Read carefully the
installation instructions for the built-in kits before installation. These built-in kits have been tested according to
Australian Standards. Sharp does not recommend the use of any other built-in kits.
If the oven is to be positioned near a conventional oven, ensure that adequate space is allowed, and a suitable
heat shield is incorporated between the two to prevent damage to the oven and the built-in kit caused by heat.
WARNING: The electrical outlet must be readily accessible so that the unit can be unplugged easily in an
emergency.
Neither the manufacturer nor the distributors can accept any liability for damage to the machine or personal injury
for failure to observe the correct electrical connecting procedure.
The A.C. voltage must be single phase 230 – 240V, 50Hz.
This appliance must be earthed.
Operate the oven from a general purpose domestic outlet.
If a generator is used, do not operate the oven with non-sinusoidal outputs.
OVEN DIAGRAM
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Door open button
Oven lamp
Door hinges
Door safety latches
See through door
Door seals and sealing surfaces
Coupling
Waveguide cover (Do not remove)
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10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
Touch control panel (See page 5)
Liquid crystal display
Ventilation openings
Power supply cord
Turntable
Roller stay
Rating label
Menu label
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OPERATION OF TOUCH CONTROL PANEL
The operation of the oven is controlled by pressing the appropriate pads arranged on the surface of the control
panel.
An entry signal tone should be heard each time you press the control panel to make a correct entry.
In addition an audible signal will sound for approximately 2 seconds at the end of the cooking cycle, or 4 times when
cooking procedure is required.
Control Panel Display
Indicators
Touch Control Panel Layout
EXPRESS DEFROST PAD
Press to select the Express
Defrost menu.
EASY DEFROST PAD
Press to select the Easy
Defrost menu.
POWER LEVEL PAD
Press to select microwave
power setting.
If not pressed, HIGH is
automatically selected.
Press to alter the cooking
result for automatic
operations.
NUMBER PADS
Press to enter cooking
time, clock time, weight
of food.
TIMER/CLOCK PAD
Press to set clock,
timer, child lock or
demonstration mode.
STOP/CLEAR PAD
Press to clear during
programming.
Press once to stop operation
of oven during cooking;
press twice to cancel
cooking pro-gramme.
INSTANT COOK/START PAD
Press to start oven after
setting programmes.
Press once to cook for
1minute at HIGH or increase
by 1 minute multiples each
time this pad is pressed
during cooking.
INSTANT ACTION PADS
Press to cook or reheat 8
popular menus.
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BEFORE OPERATING
Getting Started
Step
Procedure
1
Plug the oven into a power point and
switch on the power.
Ensure the oven door is closed.
Pad Order
Display
Flashing eights
2
Press the STOP/CLEAR pad so that the
oven beeps.
STOP
CLEAR
Only the dots will remain.
Clock Setting
* To enter the present time of day 11:34 (AM or PM).
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
Press the TIMER/CLOCK pad.
Display
TIMER
CLOCK
1
The dots (:) will flash on and off.
2
Enter the correct time of day by pressing
the numbers in sequence.
Press the TIMER/CLOCK pad again.
TIMER
CLOCK
3
This is a 12 hour clock. If you attempt to enter an incorrect clock time (eg. 13:45),
will appear in the display.
Press the STOP/CLEAR pad and re-enter the time of day (eg. 1:45).
If you wish to know the time of day during the cooking or timer mode, press the TIMER/CLOCK pad. As long as your
finger is pressing the TIMER/CLOCK pad, the time of day will be displayed.
Stop/Clear
Press the STOP/CLEAR pad once to:
1. Stop the oven temporarily during cooking.
2. Clear if you make a mistake during programming.
To Cancel a Programme During Cooking
Press the STOP/CLEAR pad twice.
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MANUAL OPERATIONS
Microwave Time Cooking
This is a manual cooking feature, first enter the cooking time then the power level.
There are five different power levels. You can programme up to 99 minutes, 99 seconds.
Power level
10%
(LOW)
30%
(MEDIUM
LOW)
50%
(MEDIUM)
70%
(MEDIUM
HIGH)
100%
(HIGH)
Display
Examples of foods
typically cooked on
microwave oven
power level
Keeping food
warm
Defrost
Softening
butter
Casseroles
Cakes
Muffins
Slices
Vegetables Rice/
Pasta Fruit
Seafood
This variable cooking control allows you to select the rate of microwave cooking.
If a power level is not selected, then 100% power is automatically used.
* Suppose you want to time cook for 2 minutes 30 seconds on 100% power.
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
Display
Enter desired cooking time.
1
START will flash on and off.
Press the INSTANT COOK/START pad.
2
INSTANT COOK
START
The timer begins to count down.
To lower the power press the POWER LEVEL pad until desired power level is displayed.
* Suppose you want to cook Fish Fillets for 10 minutes on 50% power.
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
Display
Enter desired cooking time.
1
START will flash on and off.
2
Select power level by pressing the
POWER EVEL pad as required (for 50%
press three times).
Press the INSTANT COOK/START pad.
3
POWER
LEVEL
x3
INSTANT COOK
START
The timer begins to count 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 LEVEL pad. As long as your finger is touching
the POWER LEVEL pad, the power level will be displayed.
If more than 20 minutes on 100% power is entered, the microwave power will be reduced after 20 minutes to avoid
overheating.
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Sequence Cooking
Your oven can be programmed with up to 3 automatic cooking sequences, automatically switching from one variable
power setting to the next.
* Suppose you want to cook for 10 minutes on 50% followed by 3 minutes on 100%.
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
Display
Enter desired cooking time.
1
START will flash on and off.
2
3
Select desired power level by pressing
the POWER LEVEL pad (for 50% press
three times).
POWER
LEVEL
x3
For second sequence, enter desired
time for cooking time.
If power is not selected, the oven will
operate at 100% power.
Press the INSTANT COOK/START pad.
INSTANT COOK
START
The timer begins to count down to
zero. When it reaches zero,
4
the second sequence will appear
and the timer will begin counting
down to zero again.
Instant Cook™
For your convenience Sharp’s Instant Cook allows you to easily cook for one minute on 100% power.
Step
1
Procedure
Pad Order
Press the INSTANT COOK/START pad.
Within 3 minutes of closing the door.
INSTANT COOK
START
Display
The timer begins to count down.
Press the INSTANT COOK/START pad until desired time is displayed.
Each time the pad is pressed, the cook time is increased by 1 minute.
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Increasing Time During a Cooking Programme
Microwave time can be added during a cooking programme using the INSTANT COOK/START pad.
*
Suppose you want to increase the cooking time by 2 minutes during 5 minutes on 50% power cooking.
(at the moment the remaining cooking time is 1 min. 30 sec.)
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
Display
Enter desired cooking time.
1
START will flash on and off.
2
Select power level by pressing the
POWER LEVEL pad as required (for
50% press three times).
Press the INSTANT COOK/START pad.
POWER
LEVEL
x3
INSTANT COOK
START
3
4
The timer starts to count down.
Press the INSTANT COOK/START pad
twice to increase the cooking time by
two minutes.
INSTANT COOK
START
x2
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AUTOMATIC OPERATIONS
Notes for Automatic Operations
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
When using the automatic features, carefully follow the instructions provided in each MENU GUIDE to achieve the best result.
If the instructions are not followed carefully, the food may be overcooked or undercooked or
may be
displayed.
Food weighing more or less than the quantity or weight listed in each MENU GUIDE, cook manually. Refer to manual
cooking charts in RECIPES section.
To change the final cooking or defrosting result from the standard setting, press the POWER LEVEL pad once (for more)
or twice (for less) after selecting desired setting. Refer to page 13.
The final cooking result will vary according to the food condition (e.g. initial temperature, shape, quality). Check the food
after cooking and if necessary continue cooking manually.
To avoid children's misuse, each INSTANT ACTION pad can be used only within 3 minutes of a preceding operation.
To defrost foods above or below the weights allowed on the EXPRESS DEFROST MENU GUIDE, use EASY DEFROST
or defrost manually.
will be displayed if:
more or less than weight of foods suggested in EASY DEFROST MENU GUIDE is programmed when the INSTANT
COOK/START pad is pressed.
To clear, press the STOP/CLEAR pad and reprogramme.
When entering the weight of the food, round off the weight to the nearest 0.1kg (100g). For example, 1.65kg would
become 1.7kg.
Instant Action
The Instant Action allows you to cook or reheat several popular foods.
Follow the instructions provided in the INSTANT ACTION MENU GUIDE on page
e and r of the cooking guides.
*
Suppose you want to cook 2 Jacket Potatoes.
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
Press the JACKET POTATO pad until the
desired quantity is displayed (for 2 pieces
press twice).
JACKET
POTATO
x2
Display
Ø
After about 2 sec.
1
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.
2
Open the door. Turn over potatoes.
Close the door.
START will flash on and off.
Press the INSTANT COOK/START pad.
INSTANT COOK
START
3
The cooking time will begin counting
down. When it reaches zero, the oven
will "beep".
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Express Defrost
1. Fish Fillets
2. Chicken Fillets
3. Sausages/
Minced Meat
EXPRESS DEFROST rapidly defrosts 0.5 kg of specific foods.
Follow the instructions provided in the EXPRESS DEFROST
MENU GUIDE on page t of the cooking guides.
* Suppose you want to defrost 0.5 kg of Chicken Fillets.
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
1
Press the EXPRESS DEFROST pad until
the desired menu number is displayed
(for Chicken Fillets press twice).
EXPRESS
DEFROST
Press the INSTANT COOK/START pad.
x2
INSTANT COOK
START
2
3
Display
The defrosting 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.
Open the door. Remove defrosted
pieces, turn over remaining pieces.
Close the door.
START will flash on and off.
Press the INSTANT COOK/START pad.
INSTANT COOK
START
4
The defrosting time will begin
counting down. When it reaches
zero, the oven will "beep".
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Easy Defrost
1. Steak/Chops
2. Roast Meat
3. Poultry
4. Chicken Pieces
EASY DEFROST will automatically compute the microwave power
and defrosting time.
Follow the instructions provided in the EASY DEFROST MENU
GUIDE on page y of the cooking guides.
* Suppose you want to defrost 1.0 kg of Chicken Pieces.
Step
1
Procedure
Pad Order
Press the EASY DEFROST pad until
the desired menu number is displayed
(for Chicken Pieces press four times).
EASY
DEFROST
Display
x3
KG will flash on and off.
Press the number pads to enter weight.
2
KG stops flashing and START
will flash on and off.
Press the INSTANT COOK/START pad.
INSTANT COOK
START
3
4
The defrosting 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.
Open the door. Remove defrosted
pieces, turn over remaining pieces.
Close the door.
START will flash on and off.
Press the INSTANT COOK/START pad.
INSTANT COOK
START
5
The defrosting time will begin
counting down. When it reaches
zero, the oven will "beep".
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OTHER CONVENIENT FEATURES
Less/More Setting
The cooking times programmed into the automatic menus are tailored to the most popular tastes. To adjust the
cooking time to your individual preference use the "more" or "less" feature to either add (more) or reduce (less)
cooking time.
The LESS/MORE pads can be used to adjust the cooking time of the following features
– INSTANT ACTION
– EXPRESS DEFROST
– EASY DEFROST
(1) INSTANT ACTION
* Suppose you want to reheat 1 cup of Beverage for less time than the standard setting.
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
Display
Press the BEVERAGE pad once.
BEVERAGE
1
2
x1
Press the POWER LEVEL pad twice
within 2 seconds.
POWER
LEVEL
x2
(2) EXPRESS DEFROST/EASY DEFROST
* Suppose you want to defrost 1.0 kg of Chicken Pieces (Easy Defrost) for more time than the standard setting.
Step
1
Procedure
Press the EASY DEFROST pad
four times for Chicken Pieces.
Pad Order
Display
EASY
DEFROST
x4
Press the number pads to enter weight.
2
Press the POWER LEVEL pad once.
POWER
LEVEL
3
x1
Press the INSTANT COOK/START pad.
4
INSTANT COOK
START
For EXPRESS DEFROST select the menu using the EXPRESS DEFROST pad instead of the EASY DEFROST
pad in step 1 and go to step 3.
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Timer
Use this feature as a general purpose timer. Examples include:
timing boiled eggs cooked on the stove top.
timing the recommended standing time of food.
You can enter any time up to 99 minutes, 99 seconds. If you want to cancel the timer during the count down phase
simply press STOP/CLEAR and the display will return to showing the time of day.
* Suppose you want to set the timer for 3 minutes to boil an egg on the stove top.
Step
Procedure
Pad Order
Display
Enter desired time.
1
Once the egg has come to the boil in the saucepan you can start the timer.
Press the TIMER/CLOCK pad .
TIMER
CLOCK
2
The timer begins to countdown.
When the timer reaches zero,
the oven will "beep".
will
appear in the display.
Child Lock
If the oven is accidentally started with no food/liquid in the cavity, the oven could be damaged.
To prevent accidents like this, your oven has a "Child Lock" feature that you can set when the oven is not in use.
To set the Child Lock, press the TIMER/CLOCK pad, press the number pad
and finally press the INSTANT
will appear in the display.
COOK/START pad and hold for 3 seconds.
The Control Panel is now locked, each time a pad is pressed, the display will show "SAFE".
To unlock the control panel, press the TIMER/CLOCK pad, the number pad
The time of day is displayed and the oven is ready to use.
and the STOP/CLEAR pad.
Demonstration Mode
This feature is mainly for use by retail outlets, and also allows you to practice the key operation.
To demonstrate, press the TIMER/CLOCK pad, press the number pad
and finally press the INSTANT
will appear in the display.
COOK/START pad and hold for 3 seconds.
Cooking operations can now be demonstrated with no power in the oven. For example, press INSTANT
and count down to zero at ten times the speed. When the
COOK/START pad, and the display will show
will appear in the display.
timer reaches zero,
To cancel, press the TIMER/CLOCK pad, the number pad
and the STOP/CLEAR pad.
Alarm
Your oven has an alarm function. If you leave food in the oven after cooking, the oven will "beep" 3 times 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
Disconnect the power supply cord before cleaning or leave the door open to inactivate the oven.
CLEAN THE OVEN AT REGULAR INTERVALS - Keep the oven clean and remove any food deposits, or it could lead
to deterioration of the surface. This could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possibly resultin a hazardous
situation.
Exterior:
The outside may be cleaned with mild soap and warm water, wipe clean with a damp cloth. Avoid the use of harsh abrasive
cleaners. Keep the ventilation openings free of dust.
Door:
Wipe the door and window on both sides, the door seals and adjacent parts frequently with a damp cloth to remove any
spills or spatters. Do not use abrasive cleaners.
Touch Control Panel:
Wipe the panel with a cloth dampened slightly with water only.
Do not scrub or use any sort of chemical cleaners. Avoid the use of excess water.
Interior walls:
To clean the interior surfaces, wipe with a soft cloth and warm water. After use wipe the waveguide cover in the oven with
a soft damp cloth to remove any food splashes. Built-up splashes may overheat and begin to smoke or catch fire. Do not
remove the waveguide cover. DO NOT USE A COMMERCIAL OVEN CLEANER, ABRASIVE OR HARSH CLEANERS AND
SCOURING PADS ON ANY PART OF YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN. NEVER SPRAY OVEN CLEANERS DIRECTLY ONTO
ANY PART OF YOUR OVEN.
Avoid using excess water. After cleaning the oven, ensure any water is removed with a soft cloth.
Turntable/Roller Stay:
Wash with mild soapy water and dry thoroughly.
SERVICE CALL CHECK
Please check the following before calling for service:
1. Does the display light up?
YES _______ NO _______
2. When the door is opened, does the oven lamp come on?
YES _______ NO _______
3. 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. Press the INSTANT COOK/START pad once.
A. Does the oven lamp come on?
YES _______ NO _______
B. Does the cooling fan work?
YES _______ NO _______
(Put your hand over the rear ventilation openings.)
C. Does the turntable rotate?
YES _______ NO _______
(The turntable can rotate clockwise or counterclockwise. This is quite normal.)
D. After one minute, did an audible signal sound and COOK indicator go off?
YES _______ NO _______
E. Is the water inside the oven hot?
YES _______ NO _______
If “NO” is the answer to any of the above questions, please check your wall socket and the fuse in your meter box.
If both the wall socket and the fuse are functioning properly, CONTACT YOUR NEAREST SERVICE CENTRE APPROVED
BY SHARP.
NOTE: 1. If time in the display is counting down rapidly, check Demonstration Mode. (See page 14 for detail.)
2. If you cook the food over 20 minutes on 100% power, the microwave power will be automatically reduced to
avoid overcooking.
SPECIFICATIONS
AC Line Voltage:
Single phase 230–240V, 50Hz
AC Power Required:
1.60 kW
Output Power:
1100 W* (IEC test procedure)
Microwave Frequency:
2450 MHz (Class B/Group 2)**
Outside Dimensions:
520mm(W) x 310mm(H) x 448mm(D)
Depth with the door open:
826mm
Cooking Uniformity:
Turntable (ø320mm tray) system
Weight:
Approx. 16 kg
* When tested in accordance with AS/NZS 2895.1:2007
** This is the classification of ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) equipment described in the International Standard
CISPR11.
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HINTS
• Always place the stems of vegetables – e.g.
cauliflower, broccoli – toward the outside of the dish.
The stems are tougher than the flower, so this will
ensure even cooking.
• Ice-cream containers were made for freezing food
and are not suitable for use in a microwave oven.
• Remember: When melting chocolate in the microwave
oven, it holds its shape until stirred. Heat for 2-2½
minutes per 100 g on MEDIUM. DO NOT COVER.
• Jams and chutneys are great when made in the
microwave, as they retain their colour and flavour.
As cooking time is so short, less evaporation occurs.
Therefore pectin or a jam setting agent is required to
make jam set.
• To obtain more juice from oranges, lemons or limes,
prick skin, microwave 30 seconds on HIGH and stand
2 minutes before squeezing.
• Warm jam for a quick glaze. Heat 2-3 tablespoons for
30 seconds on HIGH; strain if necessary while hot.
• Soften cream cheese for dips or beating by removing
foil wrapper and cooking for 1 minute on MEDIUM
LOW.
• To melt marshmallows, place 100 g in a large bowl.
Cook for 30 seconds on HIGH.
• To dissolve gelatine, mix 1 teaspoon gelatine with 2
tablespoons water and cook for 20-30 seconds on
HIGH. Stir well.
• To blanch almonds place 100 g in a bowl with 1 cup of
water. Cook for 5 minutes on HIGH.
• If brown sugar becomes hard, simply soften in the
microwave oven. Place a cup at a time in a bowl with
a slice of bread. Cover with plastic wrap and cook for
40 seconds on HIGH.
• Soften 6-8 honey-snap biscuits for 30 seconds on
HIGH. Shape into base of patty dish for quick tartlet
cases.
• Place a chocolate after-dinner mint on top of 6 patty
cakes; arrange cakes evenly on turntable. Cook about
50-60 seconds on HIGH, or until chocolate is soft.
Gently spread chocolate mint evenly over patty cake
for a quick icing.
• To soften honey, remove metal lid from jar and
microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds.
• Stuffed mushrooms are a terrific idea. Provided the
filling is cooked, twelve mushrooms placed on a layer
of paper towel will take approx imately 3 minutes to
heat on HIGH.
• To remove odours, place 1-litre water with slice of
lemon or 1 teaspoon vanilla essence in the microwave.
Cook for 20 minutes on HIGH.
• As microwave cooking time is so quick, food
should be seasoned to taste with herbs and spices
after cooking.
• To peel a tomato, pierce the skin with a fork 3-4 times.
Place on a rack and cook for 45-60 seconds on HIGH.
Stand for 3 minutes before peeling.
• Lightly prick the skin of chicken before cooking. This
prevents the loud popping noises.
• Peeling garlic is made easier by placing a clove in the
microwave for 10 seconds on HIGH.
• Pierce the skin of chicken livers with a fork before
cooking to prevent popping of the internal fat. Cover
with paper towel when cooking.
• The flavour of wine in food is highlighted with the
short microwave cooking time, so adjust the quantity
to your taste.
• Tomato sauce can be warmed for 30 seconds on
HIGH to give it a pouring consistency. (ensure lid is
removed.)
• When cooking sauces in the microwave use less
liquid: the absence of direct heat means sauces
do not reduce as much as stovetop-prepared sauces.
• Rice and pasta cook well in small quantities. Use a
large container to prevent boiling over.
• FOIL. Contrary to popular belief, foil can be used in
the microwave – for shielding, not covering. It must
not come in contact with the walls of the microwave.
Foil directs microwave energy away from delicate
or thin areas of food, toward areas that need more
cooking. It is essential for even defrosting. Place foil
over the thawed sections, allowing the frozen portions
to continue defrosting.
• To enhance the colour and flavour when roasting
chicken, mix some brown sugar, honey and a little
soy sauce together and brush both sides of poultry
before and during cooking.
• To blanch vegetables for freezing, place 150 g of
vegetables in a dish with 1 tablespoon of water. Cover
and cook on HIGH for
of the usual cooking time.
After cooking, immerse immediately in iced water,
package, label, and freeze for up to 3 months.
• Do not add salt to vegetables before cooking, as salt
draws out the moisture and causes vegetables to
toughen.
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PULSES
To soak: Place one cup of any variety of beans in a large
dish, add 2 cups cold water and cover with a lid or plastic
wrap. Place in microwave and cook for 5 minutes on
HIGH. Then simmer for 30 minutes on MEDIUM LOW.
They will then be ready to use.
To cook: Rinse pulses. One cup of pulses to 4 cups of
boiling water is required for a maximum of 45 minutes on
HIGH.
DRIED MUSHROOMS
Place in a bowl with 2 cups of water and heat, slowly,
8-10 minutes on LOW.
COMMONLY ASKED
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
MICROWAVES COOK FROM THE INSIDE OUT. They
certainly do not. Microwaves penetrate foods from the
outside to a depth of about 2.5 cm. Small foods, under
5 cm in diameter, are penetrated to the centre from all sides.
With large foods, energy creates heat in the outer layer;
then the heat moves to the centre by conduction, as it does
conventionally. A few foods may appear to cook more on
the inside. One example is an egg. Energy penetrates to
the centre, where the fatty yolk becomes hotter than the
white, and cooks quicker.
YOU CAN'T USE METAL IN A MICROWAVE OVEN.
False. Metal reflects microwaves; the oven itself is made
of metal so microwave energy can't escape. Inside the
oven, metal slows cooking because it keeps energy from
reaching parts of the food. You can use the reflective
properties of metal to protect foods which might overcook
in some areas.
DISHES DON'T GET HOT IN A MICROWAVE OVEN.
Keep your oven mitts handy. A microwave-safe utensil will
not be heated by microwave energy, but it will become
hot from contact with hot food. Heat tends to equalise.
A warm object heats the air around it, like a radiator in a
cool room. When food becomes hot, some of this heat is
transferred to the dish.
POINTS TO REMEMBER
As a general guide:
HIGH – is ideal for vegetables, fruit, soup, beverages,
bacon and sauces.
MEDIUM HIGH – for roasting lamb, roasting chicken and
fish fillets.
MEDIUM – is for roasting beef, pork and simmering; great
for casseroles or stews and cooking seafood.
MEDIUM LOW – allows you to defrost.
LOW – is used to keep foods warm once they are cooked.
• The more food in the microwave oven, the longer it
takes to cook.
• Reduce liquids in a microwave recipe because there is
not as much evaporation, due to the shorter cooking time.
• Reduce seasonings slightly because flavours will be
unbalanced by quantity of liquid. Do not add salt until
the end of the cooking process.
• Microwaves cook from the outside to the centre, so
when arranging foods always place the thicker or more
dense portions of food at the outside, with the thinner,
less-dense pieces on the inside.
• Foil can be used in the microwave oven successfully.
Just remember two rules:
(a) There must be at least half of the food
exposed to the microwaves.
(b) Do not let the foil touch the sides of the oven.
Use foil to shield thinner parts of food when defrosting,
to prevent over-cooking and drying out.
• All food continues to cook after it leaves the microwave
oven because the heat is stored in the food and not in
the oven.
Standing time required will vary according to the volume
and density of food.
e.g. Fish and vegetables – 1-5 minutes
Cakes – 3-10 minutes
Roasts – 5-15 minutes
Cover foods with a lid or foil when standing.
• When reheating foods always cover with a lid, plastic
wrap or paper towel to prevent foods from drying out.
Reheat on MEDIUM for best results.
• Always pierce food that has a membrane – for example
eggs, tomatoes, potatoes and kidneys.
• Remember to cover vegetables with a lid or plastic wrap
when cooking.
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
SPOON MEASURES
1 tablespoon
=
1 teaspoon
=
½ teaspoon
=
¼ teaspoon
=
GENERAL INFORMATION
DEFROSTING
Thawing food, especially meats, using the microwave
oven is not only faster than any other method but it can
also give better results.
20 mL
5 mL
2.5 mL
1.25 mL
Once frozen meat is thawed, it begins to lose its juices.
With a microwave oven you can thaw meat just before
you plan to cook it, thus preserving the quality.
LIQUID MEASURES
Cups
1 cup
/2 cup
/3 cup
1
/4 cup
1
1
Metric
=
=
=
=
250 mL
125 mL
80 mL
60 mL
Imperial
=
=
=
=
8 fl. oz.
4 fl. oz.
2.5 fl. oz.
2 fl. oz.
Microwave thawing doesn't mean a lot of fuss, but some
attention is needed to make sure that parts of food do not
start to cook before the centre is thawed. MEDIUM LOW
is fast enough to be convenient but gentle enough to give
good results.
CUP MEASURES
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup icing sugar
1 cup butter/margarine
1 cup honey/golden syrup
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1 cup crushed biscuits
1 cup uncooked rice
1 cup mixed fruit
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup coconut
Metric
Imperial
140 g
250 g
185 g
185 g
250 g
375 g
60 g
125 g
220 g
185 g
125 g
90 g
41/2 oz.
8 oz.
6 oz.
6 oz.
8 oz.
12 oz.
2 oz.
4 oz.
7 oz.
6 oz.
4 oz.
3 oz.
DRY INGREDIENTS
Metric
15 g
30 g
60 g
90 g
125 g
185 g
250 g
500 g
1000 g (1 kg)
Imperial
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
½ oz.
1 oz.
2 oz.
3 oz.
4 oz.
6 oz.
8 oz.
1 lb.
2 lb.
NOTE
• Recipes in this book use standard metric equipment
approved by the Australian Standards Association.
• All spoon and cup measures are level.
• All recipes in this book that include eggs require 55 g
unless otherwise specified.
POULTRY
Start thawing poultry breast-side down; shield warm
areas and turn over halfway through defrosting. Let poultry
stand 30 to 60 minutes after thawing, until giblets and neck
can be removed and breast meat under wings is
completely thawed.
CUTS OF MEAT
Break up or separate minced beef, cubed meat, chicken
pieces or fish fillets after one-third of thawing time.
Remove any thawed pieces. Place remainder in baking
dish to complete thawing. Turn over roasts, steaks, chops
or chicken. Separate as soon as possible.
JOINTS
Turn over large roasts halfway through defrosting. As you
turn, touch the meat to find warm areas and shield these
with small pieces of foil. Let roasts stand 30 to 45 minutes
after defrosting time. Thaw meats and poultry only until they
can be pierced in the centre with a skewer. Surface or cavity
should feel cool but not icy. Cook as soon as possible to
prevent loss of juices.
REHEATING
CASSEROLES
Cover dish tightly with plastic wrap or a lid. Stir several
times during reheating, especially if casserole has been
refrigerated. If casserole cannot be stirred, reheat at
MEDIUM.
MEATS
Medium to thin slices reheat best. Cover meat with sauce
or gravy. Cover with microwave plastic wrap to hold in
heat. Reheat on MEDIUM.
PLATES OF FOOD
Arrange food with thickest parts of meat and bulky
vegetables to outside of the plate. Place quick-to-heat
foods in the centre. Cover with microwave plastic wrap.
Reheat on MEDIUM.
VEGETABLES
Wrap large, whole vegetables in microwave plastic wrap.
Cover dishes of vegetables and stir during reheating,
if possible.
TOASTING
ALMONDS
Place 100 g almonds in a glass dish; cook for 3-3½ minutes
on HIGH, or until golden brown. Stir almonds every minute
during cooking.
SESAME SEEDS
Place ¼ cup sesame seeds in a glass bowl; cook for
2-3 minutes on HIGH, or until golden. Stir every minute.
RECONSTITUTING DRIED FOODS
DRIED FRUITS
Place 1 cup of fruit in a bowl, cover with cold water,
and cook for 4½-5 minutes on HIGH. Stand covered for
5 minutes before using.
Foods reheated in the microwave oven taste freshly
cooked, not reheated. Suit the power level to the food.
A bowl of leftover vegetables can be reheated at HIGH,
while lasagne, which contains sensitive cheese and
cannot be stirred, should be reheated at MEDIUM HIGH
or MEDIUM.
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REHEATING CONVENIENCE – FOOD CHART
DEFROSTING CONVENIENCE
FOOD
WEIGHT
COOKING TIME AND POWER LEVEL
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
STANDING TIME
Beverage (room temp.)
250 mL per cup
1 cup
2 cups
1½ minutes on HIGH
3 minutes on HIGH
Stir after heating.
—
Canned Food (room temp.)
(e.g. Spaghetti, Baked Beans)
1 cup
2 cups
4-5½ minutes on MEDIUM
8-10 minutes on MEDIUM
Place food in bowl. Cover with plastic wrap or lid.
Stir halfway.
Canned Soup (room temp.)
250 mL per cup
1 cup
2 cups
2-2½ minutes on HIGH
3-3½ minutes on HIGH
Stir halfway through cooking. Stir after heating.
Meat Pie (refrigerated)
Individual 180 g each
1 pie
4 pies
2½-4 minutes on MEDIUM
9½ minutes on MEDIUM
Place directly on turntable, face side down. Cover with
paper towel.
Turn over halfway.
1-3 minutes
Frozen Pasta Dinners
(e.g. Lasagne)
300-500 g
3½-5 minutes on HIGH, followed by 4-5 minutes on
MEDIUM
Remove from foil container. Place in a dish same size.
Cover with plastic wrap or lid. Allow to stand.
2-3 minutes
500-750 g
4½-6 minutes on HIGH, followed by 8½-10 minutes on
MEDIUM
1-3 minutes
—
Pizza (refrigerated)
100 g per slice
1 slice
2 slices
1-1½ minutes on MEDIUM HIGH
2-2½ minutes on MEDIUM HIGH
Place on paper towel. Place directly on turntable. Allow
to stand.
—
Dinner Plate (refrigerated)
350 g-400 g per serve
1 serve
5½-6 minutes on MEDIUM
Slice potato. Cover plate with plastic wrap. Place directly
on turntable. Allow to stand.
2 minutes
Casserole (refrigerated)
250 g per serve
1 slice
2 slices
4-5½ minutes on MEDIUM
8-10 minutes on MEDIUM
Place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap. Place directly
on turntable. Stir halfway. Allow to stand, then stir.
1-3 minutes
35-45 seconds on MEDIUM LOW
60-70 seconds on MEDIUM LOW
Place between paper towels. Place directly on the
turntable.
—
4-5 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH followed by 5 minutes
on MEDIUM LOW
Keep in foil container. Place on a roasting rack. Allow to
stand.
2-3 minutes
1
2
1½-2 minutes on MEDIUM LOW
2½-3 minutes on MEDIUM LOW
Remove from foil container. Place directly on the turntable.
Allow to stand.
1-2 minutes
1 kg
3-3½ minutes on MEDIUM HIGH
Remove from foil container. Place on a plate lined with
paper towel. Allow to stand.
2-3 minutes
2
4
1½-2 minutes on MEDIUM LOW
3-3½ minutes on MEDIUM LOW
Place directly on turntable. Turn over halfway through
defrosting.
—
2-3 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH followed by 2-2½ minutes
on MEDIUM LOW
Remove from foil container. Place on dinner plate. Allow
to stand.
2-3 minutes
Croissants (frozen)
Fruit Pie whole (frozen)
1
2
600 g
Fruit Pie individual (frozen)
135 g each
Pecan Pie whole (frozen)
Jam Donuts (frozen)
Danish Pastry whole (frozen)
NOTE: Room Temperature
Refrigerator Temperature
Frozen Temperature
400g
+20°C
+3°C
-18°C
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FROZEN VEGETABLE CHART
RICE AND PASTA COOKING CHART
1. Place vegetables in a dish. Cover with a lid.
2. Stir halfway through cooking.
3. Allow to stand 1-3 minutes before serving.
VEGETABLE
WEIGHT
MICROWAVE TIME
AT HIGH (100%)
FOOD
SPECIAL PROCEDURES
OTHER INGREDIENTS
COOKING TIME
1 cup white rice
2 cups hot tap water
10-12 minutes on HIGH
1 cup brown rice
2½ cups hot tap water
25-30 minutes on HIGH
1 cup macaroni
4 cups boiling water
10-12 minutes on HIGH
Asparagus
500 g
6-7 minutes
250 g spaghetti
4 cups boiling water
12-14 minutes on HIGH
Beans (green,
cut)
500 g
6½-7 minutes
250 g fettuccine
4 cups boiling water
10-12 minutes on HIGH
3-4 minutes on HIGH
500 g
6½-7 minutes
cup quick-cooking
oats
¾ cup cold tap water or milk
Broccoli
1 cup quick-cooking
oats
2¼ cups cold tap water or milk
4¾-5½ minutes on HIGH
Break apart as soon as
possible. Arrange with
flower towards the centre.
Brussels
sprouts
500 g
6½-7 minutes
Procedure:
Carrots (whole)
(sliced)
500 g
500 g
6½-7 minutes
6½-7 minutes
Place rice/pasta/oats in a large bowl with water. Cook uncovered, stirring twice during
cooking. Allow to stand 2 minutes.
Cauliflower
500 g
6½-7 minutes
4 pieces
(500 g)
6½-7 minutes
500 g
6½-7 minutes
Peas (green)
250 g
6½-7 minutes
Spinach
250 g
4-4½ minutes
Mixed
Vegetables
500 g
6½-7 minutes
Corn (on cob)
(kernel)
Break apart as soon as
possible. Arrange with
flower towards the centre.
GUIDE TO COOKING EGGS
SCRAMBLED EGG GUIDE
Place butter, eggs and milk in a small
bowl. Beat with a fork until well combined.
Cook, uncovered, stirring halfway through
cooking.
Break apart as soon as
possible.
Egg(s)
Butter
Milk
Cook
MEDIUM
HIGH (70%)
1
1 tsp.
1 tbsp.
1-1½ min.
2
2 tsp.
1 tbsp.
1½-2 min.
3
1 tbsp.
2 tbsp.
2½-3 min.
4
1 tbsp.
¼ cup
3-3½ min.
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FRESH VEGETABLE CHART
VEGETABLE
AMOUNT
MICROWAVE TIME
AT HIGH (100%)
COOKING PROCEDURE
Asparagus
500 g
3-4 minutes
Wash and place in a freezer bag. Allow
to stand 3 minutes before serving.
Beans
500 g
4½-5 minutes
Broccoli
500 g
Brussels
sprouts
500 g
Cabbage
500 g
Carrots
Cauliflower
Chokos
Corn (on cob)
500 g
500 g
500 g (2)
4½-5 minutes
3½-4 minutes
3½-4 minutes
4½-5 minutes
4½-5 minutes
5½-6½ minutes
VEGETABLE
AMOUNT
MICROWAVE TIME
AT HIGH (100%)
COOKING PROCEDURE
- Green
500 g
3-4 minutes
Cut into 4 cm pieces. Place in a dish
with 1 tablespoon water. Cook covered.
Allow to stand 3 minutes before serving.
Cook in a dish with 1 teaspoon sugar
and 1 tablespoon water. Cook covered.
Allow to stand 3 minutes before serving.
- Snow
500 g
2½-3 minutes
Cut into uniform florets. Arrange with
flower towards centre. Cook covered.
Allow to stand 3 minutes before serving.
Remove string from pod. Cook in a dish
with 1 tablespoon water. Cook covered.
Allow to stand 3 minutes before serving.
Potatoes (jacket)
2 medium
4 small
3½-4½ minutes
Arrange in a 23 cm flan dish. Arrange
with stalk towards outside. Cook covered.
Allow to stand 3 minutes before serving.
Pierce skin with a fork. Place on turntable.
Turn over halfway through cooking. Allow
to stand wrapped in foil 3 minutes.
(baked)
2 medium
4 small
4½-5 minutes
Peel and quarter potatoes. Cook in a
dish with
cup water. Cook covered.
Allow to stand 3 minutes before serving.
Peas
Shred and cook in a dish with 2
tablespoons water. Cook covered.
Allow to stand 3 minutes before serving.
Pumpkin
500 g
4½-5 minutes
Arrange in a dish with 1 tablespoon
water. Cookcovered. Allow to stand 3
minutes before serving.
Peel and cut into serving-size pieces. Place
in a dish and cook covered. Allow to stand
3 minutes before serving.
Spinach
500 g
4-6 minutes
Wash and shred. Cook, covered, in a dish
with 2 tablespoons water. Allow to stand
3 minutes before serving.
Squash
500 g
3½-4 minutes
Wash and place in a dish with 1 tablespoon
of water. Pierce whole squash with a fork.
Cook covered. Allow to stand 3 minutes
before serving.
Sweet Potato
500 g
1 kg
5-6 minutes
11-12 minutes
Peel and quarter potatoes. Cut in half and
then into 1 cm thick slices. Allow to stand
3-5 minutes before serving.
Rinse corn under cold water. Place corn
in husk directly onto turntable. Turn over
during cooking. Allow to stand 3 minutes
before serving.
Rinse corn under cold water. Place
corn in husk directly onto turntable. Turn
over during cooking.
Allow to stand 5 minutes before serving.
Tomatoes
500 g
2½-3 minutes
Cut into quarters. Place in a dish. Season
and cook covered. Allow to stand 3
minutes before serving.
Zucchini
500 g
3½-4 minutes
Cut into uniform-size pieces. Place in a
dish with 1 tablespoon water and 1
tablespoon butter. Cook covered. Allow
to stand 3 minutes before serving.
Vegetables
(canned)
500 g
4-5 minutes
Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons liquid.
Place vegetables and reserved liquid in
a dish and cook covered. Allow to stand
3 minutes before serving.
Cut into uniform florets. Arrange with flower
towards centre, with 1 tablespoon water.
Cook covered. Allow to stand 3 minutes
before serving.
Cut into quarters. Place in a 20 cm
pie plate with 1 tablespoon of water.
Cook covered. Allow to stand 3 minutes
before serving.
500 g (2)
4½-6½ minutes
1 kg (4)
14-15 minutes
Eggplant
500 g
3½-4 minutes
Cut into 2 cm cubes. Place in a dish with
2 tablespoons water. Cook covered.
Allow to stand 3 minutes before serving.
Mushrooms
500 g
3½-4 minutes
Sliced or whole. Place in a dish with
2 teaspoons butter. Allow to stand 3
minutes before serving.
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MICROWAVE OVEN ROASTING CHART
FOOD
COOKING TIME AND POWER LEVEL
INSTRUCTIONS
STANDING TIME
BEEF
Rare
Medium
Well done
24-27 minutes/kg at MEDIUM
28-31 minutes/kg at MEDIUM
34-37 minutes/kg at MEDIUM
Tie meat with string. Season with cracked pepper.
Place fat-side down on a Rack. Turn over halfway through cooking.
Stand covered with foil before carving.
10-15 minutes
VEAL
Well done
33-35 minutes/kg at MEDIUM
Tie meat with string. Place on a rack. Brush with melted butter.
Turn over halfway through cooking. Stand covered with foil before
carving.
5-10 minutes
PORK
Well done
29-31 minutes/kg at MEDIUM
Brush rind with oil and sprinkle with salt. Place on a rack.
Turn over halfway through cooking. Stand covered with foil before
carving.
10-15 minutes
LAMB
Medium
Well done
17-21 minutes/kg at MEDIUM HIGH
22-25 minutes/kg at MEDIUM HIGH
Season with 'Season All' or as desired. Place fat-side downon a rack.
Turn over halfway through cooking. Stand covered with foil before
carving.
10-15 minutes
CHICKEN
Whole
16-21 minutes/kg at MEDIUM HIGH
Brush with melted butter. Season as desired. Place chicken breast-side
down on a rack. Turn over and shield wings and legs halfway through
cooking. Stand covered with foil before carving.
10-15 minutes
CHICKEN
Pieces
12-13 minutes/500 g at MEDIUM
Season as desired. Place chicken skin-side down on a rack.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
10-15 minutes
TURKEY
Whole
15-17 minutes/500 g at MEDIUM
Truss turkey. Place breast-side down on a rack. Turn over halfway
through cooking and shield wings and legs. Baste with melted butter
2-3 times during cooking. Stand covered with foil before carving.
10-15 minutes
DUCK
12-14 minutes/500 g at MEDIUM
Place duck breast-side down on a rack. Pierce skin to drain excess fat.
Turn over halfway through cooking. Stand covered with foil before
carving.
10-15 minutes
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CHARTS
DEFROSTING FROZEN FOODS
DEFROSTING TIMES AND TECHNIQUES
FOR SEAFOOD, BREAD AND PIES
Procedure:
1. Remove wrapping from meat.
2. Place frozen meat on a defrost rack. Shield.
3. Defrost using MEDIUM LOW/DEFROST power level (30%).
4. Halfway through defrosting, remove any defrosted portions, e.g. steak, mince.
Turn over and shield. Continue defrosting.
SEAFOOD
DEFROSTING TIMES AND TECHNIQUES
FOR MEAT AND POULTRY
MICROWAVE TIME
STANDING TIME
BEEF (Roast)
Steaks
Minced Beef
10-12 minutes/500 g
6-8 minutes/500 g
8-10 minutes/500 g
10-15 minutes
5-10 minutes
5-10 minutes
PORK (Roast)
Chops
Ribs
Minced Pork
8-10 minutes/500 g
5-7 minutes/500 g
7-9 minutes/500 g
9-11 minutes/500 g
10-15 minutes
5-10 minutes
5-10 minutes
5-10 minutes
LAMB (Roast)
Shoulder
Chops
8-10 minutes/500 g
7-9 minutes/500 g
6½-7½ minutes/500 g
10-15 minutes
10-15 minutes
5-10 minutes
CUT
POULTRY
Turkey (Whole)
Chicken (Whole)
Pieces
Duck
8-10 minutes/500 g
8-9 minutes/500 g
8-12 minutes/500 g
8-10 minutes/500 g
STANDING TIME
PROCEDURES
4-6 minutes/500 g
5 minutes
Shield head and tail
with foil.
Separate and
rearrange halfway
through defrosting.
Scallops
6-8 minutes/500 g
2-3 minutes
Separate as soon as
possible.
Prawns
4-6 minutes/500 g
2-3 minutes
Separate as soon as
possible.
BREAD
2 slices
4 slices
6 slices
Bread Rolls
PIES
Individual
Whole
20-30 minutes
10-15 minutes
10-15 minutes
10-15 minutes
MICROWAVE TIME
Whole Fish
MICROWAVE TIME
20-25 seconds
40-45 seconds
50-60 seconds
30-35 seconds per roll
MICROWAVE TIME
3-4 minutes
7-8 minutes
PROCEDURES
Place between paper towel directly
on turntable.
PROCEDURES
Remove from packaging.
Place between paper towel
on a rack. Turn over halfway.
Allow to stand 3-5 minutes
before reheating.
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DESSERTS
AUSTRALIAN FRUIT CAKE
1 kg mixed fruit
1 cup brown sugar
250 g butter, chopped
2 tablespoons brandy
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons parisienne essence
BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING
Serves 4-6
4 slices multigrain bread,
crusts removed
butter
3 tablespoons caster sugar
¼ cup sultanas
1 cup plain flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons brandy, extra
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 minutes on HIGH. Gradually whisk into eggs.
Cook for 3-4 minutes on HIGH, stirring during cooking, or until thick.
4. Pour over bread mixture.
5. Sprinkle with brown sugar and nutmeg.
6. Cook for 15-20 minutes on MEDIUM LOW.
7. Allow to stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.
1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and cook for 4 minutes on HIGH,
stirring once. Allow to cool slightly.
2. Stir in eggs and parisienne essence, followed by dry ingredients.
3. Pour into a greased 20 cm cake container.
4. Cook for 5 minutes on HIGH.
5. Using a 3 cm foil strip, place around the outside of cake plastic container.
(This will prevent the outside from overcooking before the centre is cooked.)
6. Cook a further 5 minutes on HIGH.
7. Stand for 10 minutes before turning out.
8. Pour over extra brandy. Decorate with extra glacé fruits if desired.
CARAMEL RICE PUDDING
1 cup rice
3 cups hot water
400 g can condensed milk
CHOCOLATE CAKE
2 cups sugar
¾ cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1½ cups milk
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Serves 4-6
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
cinnamon sugar
1. Place rice and water in a large microwave safe glass bowl. Cook for 10 minutes on
HIGH, or until tender. Stir halfway. Drain.
2. Mix condensed milk and butter together. Cook for 4-6 minutes on HIGH, stirring every
30 seconds. (Caramel will boil over if not stirred.)
3. Mix caramel into rice and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
½ cup oil
1¾ cups plain flour
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
ICING
125 g butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 dessert spoon rum
Serves 4-6
2½ cups milk
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
4 eggs, lightly beaten
3 teaspoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
125 g philadelphia cheese
2 dessert spoons cocoa
200 g cooking chocolate
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons rum
¼ cup caster sugar
Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl.
Beat together for 3 minutes on HIGH.
Pour into a greased microwave safe gugelhopf container.
Cook for 20-23 minutes on MEDIUM. Allow to stand 5-10 minutes before turning out.
Allow to cool before icing.
Serves 4
3 egg whites
300 mL carton thickened cream
extra cream for decoration
30 g chocolate, grated
1. Place chocolate, water and rum in a large heatproof bowl. Melt for 1 minute on HIGH,
stirring halfway. Stir in sugar.
2. Allow mixture to cool, then whip until aerated.
3. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
4. Whip the cream until thick but not stiff. Fold cream and beaten egg whites into chocolate
mixture.
5. Divide mixture evenly between four dessert glasses. Refrigerate until set.
6. Serve decorated with cream and chocolate shavings.
ICING
1. Beat ingredients together till light and creamy.
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POTATO, AVOCADO AND ONION SALAD
1 kg small new potatoes
1 large onion, sliced into rings
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup mayonnaise
HONEY GINGERED VEGETABLES
Serves 6
150 mL sour cream
black pepper
1 large avocado, cubed
chives, for garnish
2 teaspoons grated ginger
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons lemon juice
500 g butternut pumpkin, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup frozen beans
2 zucchinis, sliced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1. Cut unpeeled potatoes in half. Place in a large dish and cover with water. Cook,
covered with a lid, for 14-16 minutes on HIGH (potatoes should be tender but holding
their shape). Drain.
2. Place onion rings, caster sugar and butter in a microwave safe glass dish. Cook for
4-6 minutes on HIGH, stirring twice.
3. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream and black pepper. Pour over potatoes.
4. Toss in onions and avocado; sprinkle with chives.
STUFFED BAKED POTATOES
4 large potatoes
¼ cup milk
¼ cup cream
½ cup grated cheddar cheese
1.
2.
3.
4.
PUMPKIN SALAD
In a large bowl,heat ginger, honey, soy sauce and lemon juice for 1 minute on HIGH.
Add pumpkin and cook covered 4-6 minutes on HIGH, until just tender.
Stir in beans and zucchini, cook covered a further 3-4 minutes on HIGH.
Spoon onto a serving plate. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Serves 4
30 g butter
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
paprika
POTATOES PIZZAIOLA
Serves 4-6
4 large potatoes
1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
425 g can tomatoes, roughly chopped
2 teaspoons fresh (or ½ teaspoon dried) basil
ground black pepper and salt to taste
½ brown onion, finely diced
1 anchovy, minced
1. Pierce potatoes with a fork; place on turntable. Cook for 10-12 minutes on HIGH.
Stand in foil for 5 minutes.
2. Cut a thin slice from top of each potato; scoop out cooked potato with a spoon, leaving
a thin shell.
3. Stir milk, cream, half the cheese, butter, parsley, mustard and potato. Mix well until no
lumps remain.
4. Spoon mixture into each potato shell. Place on a plate.
5. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and paprika. Cook for 4-5 minutes on HIGH, until cheese
is melted.
1 kg pumpkin, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons water
¾ cup walnuts
6 shallots, chopped
Serves 6
1. Peel and dice potatoes into 1.5 cm cubes, rinse and place in a large bowl with
2 tablespoons of water, cover and cook for 6-8 minutes on HIGH, stirring halfway
through cooking. Drain.
2. In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic, onion and anchovy. Cook for ½-1 minute on
HIGH, stir halfway.
3. Combine basil, pepper and salt to garlic mixture.
4. Add tomatoes and garlic mixture to potatoes, ensuring potatoes are well coated.
5. Cook, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes on HIGH, stirring halfway through cooking.
Serves 6-8
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
½ teaspoon nutmeg
ground black pepper
1 cup mayonnaise
1. Place pumpkin in large bowl, add 2 tablespoons of water, cover and cook for 10-12 minutes
on HIGH or until pumpkin is just cooked, but still firm. Stir halfway through cooking.
2. Refresh by running cold water over pumpkin. Drain and chill.
3. Mix walnuts, shallots, parsley, nutmeg and pepper with mayonnaise.
4. Fold mayonnaise mixture gently into the pumpkin. Serve chilled.
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VEGETABLES
CAULIFLOWER AU GRATIN
SCALLOPED POTATOES
Serves 4-6
500 g cauliflower florets
30 g butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon mustard
½ cup grated cheese
paprika
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
1. Place cauliflower in a flan dish. Cover and cook for 4-6 minutes on HIGH, until tender.
Drain.
2. Melt butter in a microwave safe glass bowl for 30-40 seconds on HIGH.
3. Stir in flour. Cook for 1 minute on HIGH.
4. Gradually stir in milk and mustard. Cook for 2-2½ minutes on HIGH, stirring every
minute.
5. Stir in cheese until melted.
6. Pour over cauliflower. Sprinkle with paprika.
7. Cook for 2-4 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH.
In a medium casserole dish, place of the sliced potatoes to cover the dish.
Layer ½ of the sliced onion on top.
Sprinkle of the grated cheese over the onion.
Repeat with second layer of potatoes, onion and cheese.
Finish with a layer of potatoes and pour over thickened cream.
Top with remaining cheese, salt and pepper to taste, sprinkle with paprika.
Cook uncovered for 10 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH.
Cook for a further 7 minutes on MEDIUM.
Stand for 5 minutes before serving.
HONEY CARROTS
EASY HOME-MADE RISOTTO
Serves 4-6
3 large potatoes (approx. 500 g), peeled and sliced thinly
½ large onion, sliced
1 cup grated tasty cheese
250 ml thickened cream
paprika
salt and pepper to taste
500 g carrots, sliced lengthwise
60 g butter
1 tablespoon honey
Serves 6-8
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.
2.
3.
4.
Serves 4
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Combine all ingredients in a casserole dish.
Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes on HIGH. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stand covered for 3 minutes before serving.
Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
VEGETABLE PLATTER
Serves 4
200 g carrots, sliced
200 g broccoli, cut into florets
100 g zucchini, sliced
1. Place onion, butter and bacon in a 3-litre casserole dish. Cook for 3-4 minutes on HIGH.
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 HIGH. 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.
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 4-6 minutes on HIGH.
4. Stand covered for 3 minutes, before serving.
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SEAFOOD MARINARA
1 tablespoon oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
100 g angel hair pasta
6 cups hot tap water
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
CRAB MORNAY
Serves 6-8
350 g fresh crabmeat or 2 x 170 g
cans crab meat, drained
5 cloves garlic, crushed
60 g butter
cup plain flour
½ teaspoon dry mustard
2 cups milk
300 g seafood marinara
3 fresh tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons cream
2 shallots, finely sliced
Place oil and garlic in a large microwave safe bowl and cook for 20-30 seconds
on HIGH.
Place pasta and hot water in a large microwave safe bowl and cook for 10 minutes
on HIGH, stirring once during cooking. Allow to stand for 5 minutes.
Drain. Set aside.
Place 300 g marinara and tomatoes into oil and cook for 4-6 minutes on MEDIUM,
stirring once during cooking.
Stir in cream and shallots and cook for 1-2 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH.
Stir and stand for 2 minutes before serving.
SESAME PRAWNS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
In a large bowl, melt butter for 1 minute on HIGH. Stir in flour and mustard.
Cook for a further 1 minute on HIGH.
Gradually stir in milk. Cook for 3-5 minutes on HIGH, stirring every minute.
Stir in onion, crab meat, salt and pepper, ¼ cup cheese, tomato sauce, tabasco,
Worcestershire sauce, cream and garlic.
Place into a 1-litre serving dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Cook for 8-10 minutes on MEDIUM.
Serve in volavaunt shells with a garden salad.
GARLIC MUSSELS
Serves 4
250 g prawns, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons kecap manis
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
250 g mussels
250 g New Zealand mussels
1 cup wine
2 cups water
1 clove garlic, crushed
1.
2.
1.
3.
4.
Peel prawns, leaving tails intact, and devein.
Combine the prawns, oil, garlic and kecap manis in a large bowl and stir well.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Thread the prawns onto microwave safe skewers and place on to a microwave
safe roasting rack.
Sprinkle one side of the skewered prawns with half the sesame seeds. Cook for
3-5 minutes on MEDIUM, turning after 2 minutes.
2.
Serves 6
1 onion, finely chopped
½ cup grated cheese
4 tablespoons tomato sauce
½ teaspoon tobasco
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons cream
Serves 4 as entree
GARLIC BUTTER
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed pepper
Wash mussels under running water; remove all traces of mud, seaweed and
barnacles with brush or knife; remove beards. Discard cracked, broken or open
mussel shells.
In a large bowl, cover mussels with wine, water and garlic. Cook for
14-16 minutes on MEDIUM or until open, removing from liquid as they open.
Discard unopened mussels.
GARLIC BUTTER
1.
Melt butter in jug for 30 seconds on HIGH, add oil, garlic and pepper. Pour ½ garlic
sauce over mussels; toss well.
2. Arrange mussels in serving bowl and pour remaining sauce over mussels.
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SEAFOOD
SEAFOOD LAKSA
1 tablespoon lemon grass, finely sliced
270 mL coconut cream
2 fish fillets or 300 g king prawns or both
1 tablespoon oil
1-2 tablespoons Laksa paste
CHEESY SALMON CANNELLONI
Serves 4-6
1. In a large bowl cook Laksa paste, oil, lemon grass, and garlic for 1 minute on HIGH
stirring once during cooking.
2. Add fish sauce, fish stock and cook for 3 minutes on HIGH.
3. Add cubed fish and or deveined prawns and cook for 7 minutes on MEDIUM.
Stir through coconut cream and cook for a further 2 minutes.
4. Add noodles to a large bowl of boiling water and let stand for 5-10 minutes, or until
noodles collapse.
5. In a serving bowl place bean shoots, noodles and then Laksa soup.
6. Garnish with freshly torn coriander and fried onion flakes.
SMOKED SALMON TAGLIATELLE
500 g tagliatelle pasta
60 g butter
100 g smoked salmon
200 g snow peas, trimmed
100 g button mushrooms,
finely sliced
Serves 4-6
1 large packet cannelloni
250 g ricotta cheese
90 g cheddar cheese salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs lightly beaten
210 g red salmon, drained with bones removed
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons of extra cheddar cheese
375 g jar pasta sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 packet of bean shoots
2 cloves garlic minced
1 packet of vermicelli noodles
1,125 mL Fish Stock
1. Combine ricotta cheese, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper, eggs, salmon and lemon
juice and mix well.
2. Place spoonfuls of salmon mixture into cannelloni shells until full.
3. Place in a single layer in a shallow dish.
4. Pour pasta over cannelloni and smooth over with the back of a spoon to ensure all
sections of pasta are covered with sauce.
5. Cook for 14 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH.
6. Remove dish and sprinkle with extra cheese. Continue cooking on MEDIUM HIGH
for a further 2-4 minutes. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.
7. Sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.
Serves 4
2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
2 small shallots, finely sliced
600 g thickened cream
1 tablespoon fresh dill
1 cup parmesan cheese
GARLIC PRAWNS
Serves 4
24 green king prawns
3 tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1. Place tagliatelle in a large bowl with 6 cups of hot tap water. Cook for 10-12 minutes on
HIGH, stirring halfway. Drain pasta.
2. In a large bowl cook garlic, butter and shallots for 1 minute on HIGH.
3. Add trimmed whole snow peas and button mushrooms, and cook for a further 2 minutes
on HIGH.
4. In a large microwave safe bowl, place cream and cook for 5 minutes on MEDIUM, stirring
once during cooking.
5. In a large shallow dish, combine pasta, snow peas, button mushrooms, smoked salmon
and dill. Stir gently until the pasta is well coated.
6. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and cook for 2 minutes on HIGH.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Peel and devein prawns, leaving tails in tact.
Combine butter and garlic. Cook for 1 minute on HIGH.
Stir in prawns and cook for 4-6 minutes on MEDIUM, tossing every 2 minutes.
Serve in individual dishes sprinkled with parsley.
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HONEY CHICKEN LEGS
250 mL soy sauce
4 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
1.
2.
3.
4.
Combine soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and oil in a small bowl. Pour over
chicken and marinate for 2-3 hours.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Arrange chicken legs on a roasting rack. Cook for 14-18 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH,
turning over halfway through cooking.
Allow to stand for 5 minutes.
125 g camembert cheese,
finely chopped
2 rashers bacon, finely chopped
½ cup toasted, slivered almonds
3.
4.
5.
3 spring onions, chopped finely
½ cup fresh (white) bread crumbs
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 egg yolk
½ cup pine nuts, chopped finely
100 g bacon
½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
2 tablespoons oil
8 large chicken legs
sesame seeds
CRUNCHY CAMEMBERT CHICKEN
1.
2.
SEASONED CHICKEN PARCELS
Serves 4
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Serves 6
2 tablespoons seeded mustard
No.15 chicken
2 tablespoons honey
ROAST CHICKEN
2 fresh red chillies, seeded
1 onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons crushed ginger
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoon black pepper
3 teaspoons ground coriander
2 whole cloves
1.
2.
Serves 4
No.15 chicken
30 g butter, melted
Season All salt
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Wash and dry chicken well.
Tie legs of chicken together with string.
Place breast-side down on a roasting rack.
Baste with butter and sprinkle with Season All salt.
Cook for 14-16 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH.
Turn chicken over. Baste with butter and sprinkle with Season All salt.
Cook a further 14-16 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH.
Allow to stand covered with foil for 10 minutes before serving.
7.
¾ cup vintage cheddar, grated
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh
basil
4 Iarge single chicken breasts
20 g melted butter
salt and pepper to taste
Mallet chicken breasts until flat.
Mix all other ingredients in a small bowl.
Season each chicken breast and place mixture in the centre.
Roll and tie chicken with string so as no filling is exposed.
Place in casserole dish and brush with butter.
Cook for 8-10 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH. Turn over halfway during cooking.
Stand for 5 minutes, covered in foil.
TANDOORI CHICKEN
Mix camembert, bacon, almonds and 1 tablespoon mustard together.
Press camembert mixture between skin and flesh of chicken.
Tie chicken legs together.
Mix remaining mustard and honey. Brush over chicken.
Place breast side down on a roasting rack, cook for 30-32 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
Allow to stand covered with foil for 10 minutes before serving.
Serves 4
Serves 4-6
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 bay leaf
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons paprika
6 chicken thighs, skin removed
200 g low-fat yoghurt
In a Food Processor, pureé chillies, onion, garlic, ginger and lemon juice until smooth.
Mix cumin, pepper, coriander, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, turmeric, nutmeg and
paprika in a small bowl.
Cook for 1 minute on HIGH, stirring halfway through cooking. Remove bay leaf and
cloves.
Combine chilli mixture, spices and yoghurt together. Spread over chicken.
Cover and marinate overnight, stirring occasionally.
Place on a roasting rack, cook for 19-21 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH. Turn over halfway
through cooking.
Serve with boiled rice.
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POULTRY
CHICKEN IN A POT
1.5 kg chicken thighs
¼ cup plain flour
2 rashers bacon, finely chopped
1 green capsicum, diced
1 onion, finely chopped
425 g can peeled tomatoes
CHICKEN WITH BACON
AND LEEK SEASONING
Serves 4-6
No.15 chicken
60 g butter, melted
1 leek, finely chopped
1 rasher bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 chicken stock cubes
1 tablespoon soy sauce salt and pepper
200 g mushrooms, sliced
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Combine butter, leek and bacon in a bowl. Cook for 1-2 minutes on HIGH.
Stir in breadcrumbs, 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 11-13 minutes on MEDIUM
HIGH.
6. Turn over, cook a further 11-13 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH.
7. Stand covered with foil for 10 minutes before carving.
1. Toss chicken thighs in flour.
2. Combine all ingredients, except mushrooms, in a 3-litre casserole dish.
3. Cover and cook for 30-33 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH. Stir 2-3 times during
cooking.
4. Add mushrooms. Cook, uncovered, a further 5-7 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH.
CHICKEN FILLET BURGERS
CHICKEN PENNE SALAD
Serves 4
2 chicken breast fillets
1 pkt of chicken coating mix
30 g melted butter
TOPPING 1 HAWAIIAN
TOPPING 2 MEDITERRANEAN
1 slice ham, sliced in half
2 slices pineapple, sliced in half
3 slices cheddar cheese
4 pieces of prosciutto
4 pieces of marinated vegetables such
as eggplant or roast capsicum
¼ cup grated vintage cheese
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Serves 4
¾ cup wholemeal breadcrumbs
1 egg yolk
salt and pepper
20 g butter, melted, extra
Serves 6
No.15 chicken
20 g butter
1 packet picador cheese (soft capsicum-flavoured cheese)
1 cup chicken stock
½ red capsicum, chopped
½ yellow capsicum, chopped
1 stick celery, chopped
2 cups penne pasta
4 cups hot tap water
1 tablespoon fresh chives
Brush fillets with butter.
Place chicken and seasoning mix into a freezer bag. Toss to coat chicken.
Place chicken fillets onto a roasting rack.
Cook for 6-8 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH, turning halfway through cooking.
Layer topping on chicken, finishing with cheese.
Cook for 4-6 minutes on MEDIUM.
Serve on a roll with salad.
1. Brush chicken with butter melted for 20 seconds on HIGH.
2. Cook chicken for 28-32 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH turning over halfway through
cooking.
3. Cool and then remove chicken flesh from the bone.
4. Cook pasta in a large bowl for 15-16 minutes on HIGH. Stand for 5 minutes, stir
and strain. Set aside to cool.
5. Melt cheese by combining with chicken stock in a bowl and cooking on HIGH for
2 minutes.
6. Combine all other ingredients and mix well with chicken, pasta and sauce.
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ITALIAN SPAGHETTI SAUCE
500 g topside mince
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
410 g can whole tomatoes
½ cup tomato paste
1.
2.
3.
4.
INDIAN CURRY LAMB
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
1 kg mince
1 large onion, finely chopped
825 g can peeled tomatoes
salt and pepper
1-2 teaspoons chilli powder
1.
Mix mince, onion and garlic together in a large bowl. Cook for 8-10 minutes on
MEDIUM HIGH, stirring every 2 minutes. Drain well.
Stir in canned tomatoes, tomato paste, mushrooms, parsley, salt, oregano and
basil.
Cook a further 6-8 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH. Stir halfway through cooking.
Serve over hot spaghetti.
1 small sweet potato, cubed
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 kg lamb, trimmed and cubed
1 cup chicken stock
1 teaspoon chicken stock powder,
extra
1.
2.
CHILLI CON CARNE
Serves 4-6
100 g mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves
2.
3.
4.
Mix mince and onion together in a large bowl. Cook for 10-12 minutes on MEDIUM
HIGH, stirring every 2 minutes. Drain excess liquid.
Stir in tomatoes, salt and pepper, chilli powder, vinegar, sugar, tomato paste and
kidney beans.
Cook for 18-20 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH, stirring twice during cooking.
Serve with boiled rice.
HONEY ROAST LAMB
Serves 4-6
Serves 4-6
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
375 g jar tomato paste
425 g can red kidney beans, drained
Serves 4-6
1.5 kg leg lamb
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon curry paste
300 g can of chickpeas
3 cubed zucchini
2 tablespoons fresh coriander or
parsley, chopped
1.
2.
3.
Place onion and curry paste in a dish, cook for 1 minute on MEDIUM HIGH.
Place onion, Iamb, sweet potato, chicken stock and stock powder into a 3-litre
casserole dish.
Cover and cook for 28-30 minutes on MEDIUM, stirring twice during cooking.
Add zucchini and cook for a further 1-2 minutes on HIGH.
Combine lamb, canned chickpeas and stock mixture in a 3-Iitre casserole dish and
cover.
Heat through for 6-8 minutes on MEDIUM.
Stir through coriander, and serve.
4.
Combine honey and Dijon mustard. Brush over lamb.
Place fat-side down on a roasting rack.
Cook for 26-28 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH (for medium) or 32-34 minutes on
MEDIUM HIGH (for well done).
Turn over halfway through cooking shielding shank with foil to prevent
overcooking. Brush combined ingredients over leg of lamb. Allow to stand for
10 minutes covered with foil before carving.
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GOLDEN CURRY SAUSAGES
1 kg sausages
1 onion, finely sliced
2 tablespoons butter
3 teaspoons curry powder
1½ cups water
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
4 large potatoes (approx.1 kg)
butter
milk
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
salt and pepper
1 kg minced beef
1 onion, chopped
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Serves 6
1 kg rump steak, cut into strips
½ cup plain flour
salt and pepper
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons tomato purée
1.
2.
Pierce sausages with a fork twice. Arrange on a microwave safe rack.
Cook sausages for 14-16 minutes on MEDIUM, turning halfway through cooking. After
cooled, slice into rounds.
Mix sugar, vinegar, curry powder, flour, Worcestershire sauce and water together in a jug.
In a 3-litre casserole dish combine butter, onions and cook for 2-3 minutes on HIGH,
or until onions become transparent.
Add carrot, sausages and sauce. Mix well and cook for an extra 6-7 minutes on
MEDIUM.
Serve hot with Basmati rice and pappadums.
SHEPHERD'S PIE
1.
BEEF STROGANOFF
Serves 4-6
2 tablespoons plain flour
1 carrot, grated
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons brown vinegar
3.
4.
5.
1½ cups beef stock
¼ cup red wine
100 g mushrooms, thinly sliced
300 mL sour cream
Toss steak with flour, salt and pepper in a freezer bag until evenly coated.
Place steak, left-over flour, onion, tomato purée, beef stock and red wine in a 3-litre
casserole dish.
Cook, covered, for 24-26 minutes on MEDIUM, stirring twice during cooking.
Stir in mushrooms and sour cream. Cook for a further 7-8 minutes on MEDIUM.
Serve with boiled rice.
VEAL AND EGGPLANT
750 g veal, diced
1 Iarge eggplant, cubed
1 tablespoon flour
2 teaspoons fresh sage
black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon chicken stock powder
4 rashers bacon, chopped
Serves 6-8
2 tablespoons gravy powder
250 g frozen mixed vegetables
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 can chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons parsley
60 g grated chedder cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1.
2.
Peel and cut potatoes into 2.5 cm cubes. Place in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons
water; cover and cook for 10-12 minutes on HIGH or untiltender. Stir halfway through
cooking. Drain.
Mash potatoes; add butter, milk, chives, salt and pepper until it forms a smooth
consistency.
In a large bowl, combine mince and onion and cook for 8 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH,
stirring every 2 minutes. Drain juices from meat.
Place frozen mixed vegetables in a shallow dish and cook for 2 minutes on HIGH.
Add gravy powder, mixed vegetables, Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, parsley and
seasoning. Mix well.
Spoon mixture into a 25 x 20 cm rectangular dish.
Spread mashed potato evenly over top of mixture. Sprinkle cheese on top.
Cook for 20-22 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH.
Allow to stand covered with foil for 10 minutes before serving.
3.
4.
Serves 6
3 shallots, sliced
1 yellow capsicum, sliced
420 g can peeled tomatoes
2 tablespoons continental parsley,
chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
Toss veal in combined flour, fresh sage, chicken stock powder and black pepper.
Stir in bacon, shallots, crushed tomato, yellow capsicum, tomato paste and
aubergine.
Cover and cook for 32-34 minutes on MEDIUM, stirring 2-3 times during cooking.
Sprinkle with parsley and serve with rice and Kalamata olives.
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RECIPES
LASAGNE
INDEX
i
o
i
o
o
o
u
i
i
a
a
a
a
s
s
s
s
s
SEAFOOD
CHEESY SALMON CANNELLONI
CRAB MORNAY
GARLIC MUSSELS
GARLIC PRAWNS
SEAFOOD LAKSA
SEAFOOD MARINARA
SESAME PRAWNS
SMOKED SALMON TAGLIATELLE
30 g butter
1 onion, chopped
1 kg topside mince
¼ cup tomato paste
240 g jar neopolitana sauce
1 cup fresh button mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed (optional)
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
VEGETABLES
POULTRY
CHICKEN PENNE SALAD
CHICKEN FILLET BURGERS
CHICKEN IN A POT
CHICKEN WITH BACON AND
LEEK SEASONING
CRUNCHY CAMEMBERT CHICKEN
HONEY CHICKEN LEGS
ROAST CHICKEN
SEASONED CHICKEN PARCELS
TANDOORI CHICKEN
d
f
f
d
d
f
f
d
CAULIFLOWER AU GRATIN
EASY HOME-MADE RISOTTO
HONEY CARROTS
HONEY GINGERED VEGETABLES
POTATOES PIZZAIOLA
POTATO, AVOCADO AND ONION
SALAD
PUMPKIN SALAD
SCALLOPED POTATOES
STUFFED BAKED POTATOES
VEGETABLE PLATTER
g
g
g
h
h
h
h
g
h
g
CHEESE SAUCE INGREDIENTS
j
j
j
j
j
MEAT SAUCE METHOD
90 g butter
cup flour
1 ¾ cups milk
125 g tasty cheese, grated
200 g packet instant lasagne noodles
100 g mozzarella cheese, grated
DESSERTS
AUSTRALIAN FRUIT CAKE
BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING
CARAMEL RICE PUDDING
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
CHOCOLATE CAKE
1. Place butter and onion in a large microwave safe glass bowl. Cook for 2-3 minutes
on HIGH.
2. Stir in mince. Cook, uncovered, for 12-14 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH, stirring every
2 minutes. Drain excess fat.
3. Stir in tomato paste, neopolitana sauce, mushrooms, garlic and oregano.
CHARTS
CHEESE SAUCE METHOD
DEFROSTING
k
FRESH VEGETABLE CHART
;
FROZEN VEGETABLE CHART
2)
GENERAL INFORMATION
2@-2$
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
2@
GUIDE TO COOKING EGGS
2)
MICROWAVE OVEN ROASTING CHART 1*
REHEATING CONVENIENCE
DEFROSTING CONVENIENCE-FOOD CHART 2!
RICE AND PASTA COOKING CHART 2)
1. Melt butter in a medium sized microwave safe glass bowl for 40-50 seconds on HIGH.
Stir in flour; cook for further 40-50 seconds on HIGH.
2. Gradually stir in milk. Cook for 4-6 minutes on HIGH, stirring every minute.
3. Stir in tasty cheese.
TO ASSEMBLE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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MEAT SAUCE INGREDIENTS
MEAT
BEEF STROGANOFF
CHILLI CON CARNE
GOLDEN CURRY SAUSAGES
HONEY ROAST LAMB
INDIAN CURRY LAMB
ITALIAN SPAGHETTI SAUCE
LASAGNE
SHEPHERD'S PIE
VEAL AND EGGPLANT
MEAT
Use a 3-litre deep casserole dish
Stand lasagne sheets in hot water for 5 minutes, then cover base of dish.
Spoon over sheets one-third of meat sauce. Cover with one-third of cheese sauce.
Repeat the process 3 times, ending with the cheese sauce.
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
Cook for 10 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH with the lid on. Remove lid and continue
cooking for a further 10 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH.
7. Allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.
8. Serve with a fresh garden salad and bread.
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EXPRESS DEFROST MENU GUIDE
No.
Menu
Steak
Chops
Quantity
min-max
(kg's)
0.1 - 3.0
Procedure
•
•
•
•
•
1
Minced Meat
Beef
0.1 - 3.0
•
•
•
•
2
Roast Meat
Beef/Pork
Lamb
0.5 - 3.0
0.5 - 2.5
•
•
•
•
•
Standing
Time
(minutes)
Shield thin end of chops or steaks with foil.
Position the food with thinner parts in the centre in a single layer on a 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 portions of remaining pieces.
Press start to continue defrosting.
After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium foil.
5 - 30
Place frozen minced meat on a defrost rack. Shield edges.
The oven will "beep" and stop, CHECK will flash on and off.
Remove defrosted portions of mince, turn over and shield edges with foil strips.
Press start to continue defrosting.
After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium foil.
5 - 30
Shield the bone and the edge with foil strips about 2.5cm wide.
Place joint with lean side face upwards (if possible) on a 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.
5 - 60
Poultry
1.0 - 4.0
•
•
•
Remove from original wrapper. Shield wing and leg tips with foil.
Place breast side down on a defrost rack.
The oven will "beep" and stop, CHECK will flash on and off.
Turn over and shield the warm portions.
• Press start to continue defrosting.
• After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium foil.
N.B. After standing run under cold water to remove giblets if necessary.
5 - 50
Chicken Pieces
0.1 - 3.0
•
•
•
5 - 15
3
4
•
•
Shield the exposed bone with foil.
Place chicken pieces on a defrost rack.
The oven will "beep" and stop, CHECK will flash on and off.
Remove any defrosted pieces, turn over and shield the warm portions of remaining pieces.
Press start to continue defrosting.
After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium foil.
Food not listed in the Guide can be defrosted using 30% setting.
NOTE: When freezing minced meat, shape it into flat even sizes.
For chicken pieces, steaks and chops, freeze separately in single flat layers and if necessary
interleave with freezer plastic to separate layers. This will ensure even defrosting.
It is also a good idea to label the packs with the correct weights.
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EXPRESS DEFROST MENU GUIDE
No.
Menu
Fish Fillets
Quantity
(kg's)
0.5
Procedure
•
•
1
•
•
Chicken Fillets
0.5
2
•
•
Sausages / Minced Meat
3
NOTE:
•
•
0.5
•
•
•
•
Standing
Time
(minutes)
Place fish fillets on a defrost rack.
The oven will "beep" and stop, CHECK will flash on and off. Turn over and
separate into pieces.
Press start to continue defrosting.
After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium foil.
5
Place chicken fillets on a defrost rack.
The oven will "beep" and stop, CHECK will flash on and off. Turn over and
separate into pieces.
Press start to continue defrosting.
After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium foil.
5
Place sausages / minced meat on a defrost rack.
The oven will "beep" and stop, CHECK will flash on and off. Remove
defrosted portions of mince, turn over and shield edges with foil strips.
Press start to continue defrosting.
After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium foil.
5
When freezing minced meat, shape it into flat even sizes.
For fish fillets, chicken fillets and sausages, freeze separately in single flat layers and if necessary
interleave with freezer plastic to separate layers. This will ensure even defrosting.
It is also a good idea to label the packs with the correct weights.
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Menu
Fresh Vegetables
Carrots
Beans
Brussels Sprouts
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Green Peas
Mixed Vegetables
Quantity
(Unit per pressing each
INSTANT ACTION pad)
Initial
Temperature
(approx.)
0.2–1.0 kg
(0.2 kg)
– 18°C
Frozen
hard vegetables
Procedure
•
•
medium vegetables
•
•
Before cooking, separate vegetables eg. broccoli as much as
possible.
Arrange the vegetables in a shallow dish in the following way :
hard vegetables around the outside, soft vegetables in the
centre, medium vegetables in-between.
Cover with a glass lid or plastic wrap.
After cooking, stir then stand covered.
Standing
Time
(minutes)
1-5
soft vegetables
Jacket Potato
Potato (whole)
1–8 pieces
1 piece,
approx. 180 - 200 g
(
)
+ 20°C
Room temperature
•
•
•
•
•
Rice / Pasta
includes: WhiteRice
Dry Pasta
approx. + 60°C
hot tap water
or soup stock
1–4 serves
1 serve,
½ cup
(
)
Serve
1 serve
2 serve
3 serve
4 serve
Rice/Pasta
½ cup
1 cup
1½ cups
2 cups
Soup stock or
Hot tap water
for Rice
1½ cups
2½ cups
3 cups
4 cups
Hot tap water
for Pasta
2 cups
2½ cups
3 cups
4 cups
•
•
•
•
•
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
potatoes over and press start to continue cooking.
After cooking, stand, covered with aluminium foil.
Wash rice thoroughly until water runs clear.
Place into a microwave safe glass bowl and cover with hot soup
stock (for rice) or with hot tap water (for rice or pasta).
Cook uncovered.
The oven will "beep" and stop. CHECK will flash on and off. Stir
and press start to continue cooking.
After cooking, stand and stir.
3-10
3-5
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INSTANT ACTION MENU GUIDE
The final cooking result will vary according to the food condition (e,g. initial temperature, shape, quality). Check the food after cooking and if necessary continue cooking
manually.
Menu
Quantity
(Unit per pressing each
INSTANT ACTION pad)
Initial
Temperature
(approx.)
1 serve
1 serve,
approx. 400 g
+3°C
Refrigerated
Dinner Plate
(
MEAT
POTATO
VEGETABLES
175-180g
125g
100g
Beef, Lamb
Chicken, T-Bone
sliced
2 varieties
eg. sliced Carrot,
Zucchini Broccoli
)
Procedure
•
•
Cover with plastic wrap.
After cooking, stand covered.
2
Beverage
includes: Tea
Coffee
Water
1–4 cups
(1 cup, 250 ml)
+ 20°C
Room temperature
•
•
•
No cover
Place on the outside of turntable.
After reheating, stir.
Reheat Pie
includes: Pies
Pasties
1–4 pieces
1 piece,
approx. 160–200 g
– 18°C
Frozen
•
•
•
•
Place upside down on the turntable.
Cover with paper towel.
The oven will "beep" and stop. CHECK will flash onand off.
Turn pies over and press start to continue cooking.
After cooking, stand.
+ 3°C
Refrigerated
•
Place pizza on paper towel on the turntable.
+ 3°C
Refrigerated
•
•
•
Wash the vegetables.
Cut potatoes into small pieces.
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, stir then stand covered.
(
Reheat Pizza
Fresh Vegetables
Carrots
hard vegetables
Potato
Beans
Brussels Sprouts
medium vegetables
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Zucchini
Spinach
soft vegetables
Cabbage
(
1 – 4 pieces
1 piece,
approx. 90 g
0.2–1.0 kg
(0.2 kg)
Standing
Time
(minutes)
)
)
•
•
1-3
1-5
NOTE: Use MORE setting for potato.
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COOKWARE AND UTENSIL GUIDE
Utensil
Use
Advice
GLASSWARE/CERAMIC
(HEAT RESISTANT)
YES
GLASSWARE
• Ordinary glass is not suitable for cooking but may be used for short periods for heating foods.
CERAMIC
• Most ovenproof china, and ceramics, are suited.
• Avoid dishes that are decorated with gold or silver leaf.
• Avoid using antique pottery.
• If unsure, check with the manufacturer.
METAL COOKWARE
NO
•
•
Metal cookware should be avoided when cooking in the microwave oven.
Microwave energy is reflected by metal.
PLASTIC WRAP/
OVEN BAGS
YES
•
•
•
•
•
Plastic wrap can be used to cover food.
Some shrinkage of the wrap may occur, over an extended cooking time.
When removing wrap, lift it in such a way to avoid steam burns.
Do not tie oven bags with metal twist ties, substitute with string.
For cooking food with high fat content, do not bring the wrap in contact with the food as it may melt.
FOR
SHIELDING
•
•
•
Small amounts may be used to shield certain parts of meat and fish when cooking or defrosting.
Remove food in foil trays, if possible, and place in a microwave safe dish.
If not possible, place the foil tray onto a heat proof plate allowing 2.5 cm between the walls of the oven.
STRAW AND WOOD
NO
•
Excessive over heating of these materials may cause a fire in the microwave oven.
PAPER
YES
•
•
Paper towels and waxed paper are suitable to use to prevent splatters.
These are suitable for use when reheating foods or for short cooking times.
PLASTIC COOKWARE
MICROWAVE SAFE
YES
•
•
Ideal for cooking, reheating and defrosting.
Some microwave safe plastic cookware are not suitable for cooking foods with high fat and sugar content.
BROWNING DISH
YES
•
•
Ensure that the preheating time of the dish is not exceeded.
Ensure that a microwave heat proof dinner plate or suitable insulator be placed between the turntable and the browning dish.
THERMOMETERS
• MICROWAVE SAFE
• CONVENTIONAL
YES
NO
( MICROWAVE
SAFE ONLY )
ALUMINIUM FOIL
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HELPFUL HINTS
1. THE ARRANGEMENT
Arrange foods carefully. Place thickest areas toward outside of dish.
2. TURNING
Foods such as poultry and joints of meat should be turned over after half the cooking
time.
3. COVERING
Cover foods in the microwave if you would normally cover the food in your ordinary oven,
or to retain moisture. Cover foods such as Vegetables, Casse-roles, or when Reheating.
Use to cover foods:
4. PIERCING
Pierce potatoes, eggs, tomatoes or any foods with a skin or membrane to allow steam to
escape.
LID
PLASTIC WRAP
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.
TOMATO
EGG
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.
FISH
CHICKEN
7. STIRRING
Stir foods from the outside to the centre of the dish, once or twice during cooking if
possible.
Eg. Casseroles and Sauces.
8. SIZE
Small pieces cook faster than large ones. To speed up cooking, cut pieces smaller than
5 cm so microwaves can penetrate to the centre from all sides. For even cooking, make all
the pieces the same size.
9. DENSITY
The depth to which microwaves penetrate food varies depending on the food's density.
Porous foods like minced beef or mashed potatoes microwave faster than dense ones like
steak or whole potatoes.
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 foods take longer to heat than food at room temperature. Cooking
times in this book are based on normal storage temperatures. Since rooms, refrigerators
and freezers differ in temperature, check cooking result at the minimum time.
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.
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.
14. GENERAL
Your microwave oven is capable of heating food and beverages very quickly therefore, it
is very important that you select the appropriate cooking time and power level for the type
and quantity of food to be heated. If you are unsure of the cooking time and power level
required, begin with low cooking times and power levels until the food is sufficiently heated
evenly throughout.
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COOKING GUIDES
CONTENTS COOKING GUIDE
HELPFUL HINTS
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UTENSIL GUIDE
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MENU GUIDE
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3,4
EXPRESS DEFROST
MENU GUIDE
5
EASY DEFROST
MENU GUIDE
RECIPES
6
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QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
FEATURE
Instant Action
QUICK OPERATION GUIDE
To cook 2 Jacket Potatoes.
JACKET
POTATO
x2
Express Defrost
To defrost 0.5 kg of Chicken Fillets.
Menu Number
INSTANT COOK
START
EXPRESS
DEFROST
x2
Easy Defrost
To defrost 1.0 kg of Chicken Pieces.
Menu Number
Weight
INSTANT COOK
START
EASY
DEFROST
x4
Less/More Setting
For Instant Action
Less/More Setting
For Express Defrost,
EasyDefrost
Variable Cooking
Control
For More setting
POWER
or
LEVEL
x1
Within 2 seconds
Menu Number
Weight´
x4
eg. Chicken Pieces
POWER
or
LEVEL
x1
eg. 1.0 kg
´
POWER
LEVEL
x2
INSTANT COOK
START
Express Defrost, no need to enter weight.
To soften Cream Cheese or Butter for 40 seconds on 30%.
Cooking Time
INSTANT COOK
START
Just One Touch
INSTANT COOK
START
Timer
POWER
LEVEL
x2
For More setting For Less setting
EASY
DEFROST
POWER
LEVEL
x4
Instant Cook
For Less setting
BEVERAGE
Within 3 minutes of closing the door
To set for 3 minutes.
TIMER
CLOCK
Child Lock
To lock.
TIMER
CLOCK
INSTANT COOK
START
Press for 3 seconds
To unlock.
TIMER
CLOCK
Clock
STOP
CLEAR
To set for 11:45 am
TIMER
CLOCK
TIMER
CLOCK
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