1.0 Cubic Foot
Microwave Oven
IMPORTANT
Call toll free 1-800-210-2281 for exciting information and
special discounts on Extended Service Plans.
OWNER’S MANUAL
AND
COOKING GUIDE
MW8103SS
Visit our web site at “www.emersonradio.com”
Contents
Cooking Instructions .............................. 14
Cooking Utensils ..................................... 14
Testing Utensils ...................................... 14
Cooking Techniques .............................. 15
General Tips ............................................ 15
Cooking Guide ......................................... 16
Auto Defrosting Guide ........................... 18
Recipes .................................................... 19
Safety........................................................... 3
Your New Microwave Oven.................... 6
Checking Parts .......................................... 6
Setting Up Your Microwave Oven .........6
Operation Guide ........................................ 7
Control Panel Buttons .............................7
Turning on the Power and Selecting a
Weight ........................................................ 8
Setting the Clock ...................................... 8
Using the Pause/Cancel Button .............8
Using the One Touch Cook Buttons ......9
One Touch Cook Chart .............................9
Using the One Minute + Button ............ 10
Reheating Automatically .......................10
Auto Reheat Chart .................................. 10
Defrosting Automatically ...................... 11
Setting Cooking Times & Power Levels 11
One-stage Cooking .................................11
Multi-stage Cooking ...............................12
Using the More/Less Buttons ...............12
Switching the Beeper On/Off ...............12
Using the Kitchen Timer ........................ 13
Demonstration Mode .............................13
Setting the Child Protection Lock ........ 13
Appendix .................................................. 21
Troubleshooting Guide .......................... 21
Care and Cleaning .................................. 21
Warranty Information ............................ 22
Specifications ......................................... 23
Before You Call For Service ................. 24
2
Safety
PRECAUTIONS TO
AVOID POSSIBLE
EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE
ENERGY:
Important Safety
Instructions
When using any electrical appliance, basic
safety precautions should be followed,
including the following:
WARNING
(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with
the door open since open-door operation
can result in harmful exposure to
microwave energy. It is important not to
defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.
(b) Do not place any object between the front
face of the oven and the door or allow soil
or cleaner residue to accumulate on
sealing surfaces.
(c) Do not operate the oven if it is damaged. It
is particularly important that the oven door
close properly and that there is no damage
to the,
1) Door (bent or dented),
2) Hinges and latches (broken or
loosened),
3) Door seals and sealing surfaces.
(d) The oven should not be adjusted or
repaired by anyone except properly
qualified service personnel.
To reduce risk of burns, electric shock, fire,
personal injury or exposure to excessive
microwave energy:
• Read all safety instructions before using the
appliance.
• Read and follow the specific “Precautions to
Avoid Possible Exposure to Excessive
Microwave Energy” on the previous page.
• This appliance must be grounded. Connect
only to properly grounded outlets. See
“Important Grounding Instructions” on page 5
of this manual.
• Install or place this appliance only in
accordance with the installation instructions
provided.
• Some items, like whole eggs and food in
sealed containers, may explode if heated in
this oven.
• Use this appliance only for its intended use as
described in the manual. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in this appliance. This
type of oven is specifically designed to heat,
cook, or dry food. It is not designed for
industrial or laboratory use.
WARNING
Always observe Safety Precautions
when using your oven. Never try to
repair the oven on your own – there is
dangerous voltage inside. If the oven
needs to be repaired, call 1-800-6950098 for the name of an authorized
service center near you.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
3
Safety
Important Safety Instructions,
continued
• Do not cook without the glass tray in place on
the oven floor. Food will not cook properly
without the tray.
• Do not defrost frozen beverages in narrownecked bottles. The containers can break.
• Dishes and containers can become hot.
Handle with care.
• Carefully remove container coverings,
directing steam away from hands and face.
• Remove lids from baby food before reheating.
After heating baby food, stir well and test
temperature by tasting before serving.
• A short power-supply cord is provided to
reduce the risk of becoming entangled in or
tripping over a longer cord. Extension cords
may be used with caution. See ‘Use of
Extension Cords.’
• Do not operate any other heating or cooking
appliance beneath this appliance.
• Do not mount unit over or near any portion of a
heating or cooking appliance.
• Do not mount over a sink.
• Do not store anything directly on top of the
appliance when it is in operation.
• As with any appliance, close supervision is
necessary when used by children.
• Do not operate this appliance if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly, or if it has been damaged.
• This appliance should be serviced only by
qualified service personnel. Contact the
nearest authorized service facility for
examination, repair, or adjustment.
• Do not cover or block any of the openings on
this appliance.
• Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not
use near water – for example, near a kitchen
sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
pool, etc.
• Keep the inside of the oven clean. Food
particles or spattered oils stuck to the oven
walls or floor can cause paint damage and
reduce the efficiency of the oven.
• Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
• Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
• Do not let cord hang over edge of table or
counter.
• When cleaning door and oven surfaces, use
only mild, nonabrasive soaps or detergents
applied with a sponge or soft cloth.
• To reduce the risk of fire in the oven:
a. Do not overcook food. Watch appliance
carefully if paper, plastic, or other
combustible materials are inside.
b. Remove wire twist-ties from plastic
cooking bags before placing bags in oven.
c. If materials inside the oven ignite, keep the
oven door closed, turn the oven off,
disconnect the power cord, or shut off the
power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
d. Do not use the oven compartment for
storage purposes. Do not leave paper
products, cooking utensils, or food in the
oven when not in use.
• Do not try to preheat oven or operate while
empty.
4
Safety
Important Grounding
Instructions
Use of Extension Cords
A short power-supply cord is provided to
reduce the risk of becoming entangled in or
tripping over a longer cord. Extension cords
may be used if care is exercised in their use. If
a Extension cord is used:
This appliance must be grounded. In the event
of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces
the risk of electric shock by providing an
escape wire for the electrical current. This
appliance is equipped with a cord that includes
a grounding wire and a grounding plug. The
plug must be plugged into an outlet that is
properly installed and grounded. Plug the threeprong power cord into a properly grounded
outlet of standard 115-120 voltage, 60 Hz. Your
oven should be the only appliance on this
circuit.
1. The extension cord should be at least as
great as the electrical rating of the
appliance.
2. The extension cord must be a
grounding-type 3- wire cord and it must
be plugged into a 3-slot outlet.
3. If you use an extension cord, the interior
light may flicker and the blower may
vary when the microwave oven is on.
Cooking times may be longer, too.
WARNING
Improper use of the grounding plug
can result in a risk of electric shock.
Consult a qualified electrician or
servicer if you do not understand the
grounding instructions or if you are
not sure if the appliance is properly
grounded.
WARNING
Do not cut or remove the third
(ground) prong from the power cord
under any circumstances.
Note
Connect the oven to a 20A circuit.
When connecting the oven to a 15A
circuit, make sure that circuit breaker
is operable.
5
Your New Microwave Oven
Checking Parts
Setting Up Your Microwave Oven
Unpack your microwave oven and check to make
sure that you have all the parts shown here. If
any part is missing or broken, call your dealer.
1
MICROWAVE OVEN
Place the oven on a flat, sturdy surface and
plug the cord into a grounded outlet Once
plugged in, the display on your oven will
show:.
MODEL MW8103SS
START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2
One
Minute+
Auto
Reheat
Popcorn
Potato
Fresh
Frozen
Vegetable Dinner
Frozen
Pizza
Vegetable Reheat
Auto
Defrost
Frozen
Breakfast
Bacon
Kg
Clock
Kitchen
Timer
Start
owner’s manual
Oz.
Lbs. QTY.
Make sure there is adequate ventilation for
your oven by leaving at least four inches of
space behind, above, and on the sides of
the oven.
microwave oven
glass tray
g
Sound
Power
Level
Pause
Cancel
roller guide ring
2
Open the oven door by pulling the handle on
the right side of the door.
3
Wipe the inside of the oven with a damp
cloth.
4
Place the pre-assembled roller guide ring in
the indentation in the center of the oven.
5
Place the glass tray on top of the ring so
that the three glass tabs in the center of the
tray fit securely into the tabs on the floor of
the oven.
registration card
6
!
Operation Guide
Control Panel Buttons
1.
One Minute+ Button
p.10
Press once for every minute of cooking at
High Power.
2.
Auto Reheat Button
p.10
Selects type of dish to be reheated.
3.
1
2
One
Minute+
Auto
Reheat
Popcorn
Auto
Defrost
4.
Potato
p.11
Frozen
Breakfast
Number Buttons
Sets cooking times or amounts and power
levels other than high.
Fresh
Frozen
Vegetable Dinner
Frozen
Pizza
Vegetable Reheat
3
Auto Defrost Button
Sets weight of food to be defrosted.
8
5.
Clock Button
p.8
Sets current time.
6.
Bacon
Power Level Button
p.11
Press this button to set a power level other
than high.
7.
Pause/Cancel Button
p.8
Press to pause oven or correct a mistake.
4
5
6
7
8.
9
Clock
Power
Level
Pause
Cancel
Sound
9.
10
Kitchen
Timer
11
Start
12
One Touch Cook Buttons
p.9
Instant settings to cook popular foods.
More/Less Button
p.12
Increase or decrease cooking time.
10. Sound Button
p.12
Sets sound on or off.
11. Kitchen Timer Button
Sets kitchen or convenience timer.
12. Start Button
Press to start cooking.
7
p.13
Operation Guide
Turning on the Power and Selecting a
Weight
Setting the Clock
1
The first time you plug the power cord into an
outlet, or after there has been an interruption in
power, the display shows “
” At this
point, you can select the weight system for the
display. You can choose between pounds (LBS)
or kilograms (KG). To do so,
1
Press the Clock button. The “ENTER” and
“TIME” indicators flash.
START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2
Kg
2
Press “0” immediately after plugging in your
microwave. The display will show:
g
Oz Lbs. QTY.
Use the Number buttons to enter the
current time. You must press at least three
numbers to set the clock. If the current time
is 5:00 enter, 5,0,0.:
START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2
Kg
If the display does not shows “Kg”, you will
need to unplug the microwave and then
plug it in again in order to change to the
weight selection.
2
3
g
Oz Lbs. QTY.
When 5 seconds has elapsed, “Cloc” will
be displayed.
START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2
Press “0” repeatedly to select the weight
system you wish to use:
Kg
4
g
Oz Lbs. QTY.
Press Clock again. A colon will appear,
indicating that the time is set.
If there is a power interruption, you will
need to reset the clock.
kg
g
oz
You can check the current time while
cooking is in progress by pressing the
Clock button.
Lbs. cup
When you have selected the weight system
you want to use, press the PAUSE/CANCEL
button to end this procedure.
Using the Pause/Cancel Button
The Pause/Cancel button allows you to clear
instructions you have entered. It also allows you
to pause the oven’s cooking cycle so that you can
check the food.
• To pause the oven during cooking, press
Pause/Cancel once. To restart, press Start.
• To stop cooking, erase instructions, and
return the oven display to the time of day:
press Pause/Cancel twice.
• To correct a mistake you have just entered,
press Pause/Cancel once, then re-enter the
instructions.
8
"
Operation Guide
Using the One Touch Cook Buttons
1
Frozen
1 serving • Remove from package.
vege-tables 2servings • Place the vegetables
3servings
into a casserole bowl
4servings
and add a small amount
of water (2-4Tbsp).
• Cover during cooking
and stir before standing.
Frozen
2-4 oz
• Remove package from
break-fast 4-6 oz
outer wrapping and
6-8 oz
follow package
instructions for covering
and standing.
• After cooking, let stand
1-3 min.
Frozen
7-10 oz
• Remove package from
dinner
10-12 oz
outer wrapping and
12-18 oz
follow package
instructions for covering
and standing.
• After cooking, let stand
1-3 min.
Pizza
1 Slice
• Put the pizza on a
reheat
2 Slices
microwave-safe plate
3 Slices
with wide end of slice
4 Slices
towards the outside
edge of the plate.
• Do not let slices
overlap. Do not cover.
• Before serving, let stand
1-2 min.
Bacon
2 Slices
• Place 2 paper towels on
4 Slices
plate and arrange
6 Slices
bacon on towels, do not
overlap. Cover with
additional paper towel.
Remove paper towel
immediately after
cooking.
• Use More or Less
button for desired
crispness.
Press the One Touch Cook button
corresponding to the food you are cooking
(Popcorn, for example). The display shows
the first serving size. (“ENTER” and “QTY.”
will flash)
START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2
Kg
2
g
Oz
Lbs. QTY.
Press the button repeatedly to select the
serving size you want. The display will cycle
through all available serving sizes. Once
you select the correct serving size, the
microwave will begin cooking
automatically.
START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2
Kg
g
Oz Lbs. QTY.
When the cooking times is over, the oven
will beep. The oven will then beep every
minute.
One Touch Cook Chart
Item
Popcorn
Weight
Remarks
Regular
(3.5 oz),
Light
Regular
(3.0-3.5
oz)
• Use one microwaveonly bag of popcorn.
Pop only one bag at a
time.
• Use caution when
removing and opening
hot bag from oven.
Potato
1 EA,
• Prick each potato
2 EA,
several times with fork.
3 EA,
• Place on turntable in
4 EA,
spoke-like fashion.
5 EA,
• Remove from oven,
6 EA
wrap in foil and let stand
3-5min.
Fresh
1 serving • Place the vegetables
vegetables 2 servings
into a casserole bowl
3 servings
and add a small amount
4 servings
of water (2-4Tbsp).
• Cover during cooking
and stir before standing.
9
Operation
2
Using the One Minute + Button
This button offers a convenient way to heat food
in one-minute increments at the High power
level.
1
Press the One Minute + button once for
each minute you wish to cook the food. For
example, press it twice for two minutes.
The time will display, and the oven starts
automatically.
Use the number buttons to increase the
serving size. For example, for three
servings, press the“3” button (Refer to the
Auto Reheat Chart below for the servings).
The display shows the number of servings
you have selected:
START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2
Kg
3
Add minutes to a program in progress by
pressing the One Minute + button for each
minute you want to add.
START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2
Kg
To reheat food, select the type of dish and the
number of servings you want to reheat, and the
microwave automatically sets the reheating time.
Item
Plate of
food
Oz Lbs. QTY.
Plate of Food
START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2
Kg
g
Oz Lbs. QTY.
Casserole
START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2
Kg
g
Oz Lbs. QTY.
Weight
Remarks
1 serving • Use only pre-cooked,
refrigerated foods.
• Cover plate with vented
plastic wrap or wax
paper.
• Contents
- 3-4 oz. meat, poultry
or fish (up to 6 oz.
with bone)
- 1/2 cup starch
(potatoes, pasta, rice,
etc.)
- 1/2 cup vegetables
(about 3-4 oz.)
Casserole 1 to 4
• Use only refrigerated
servings
foods.
(8 oz./
• Cover with lid or vented
serving)
plastic wrap.
• Stir foods well before
Pasta
1 to 4
serving.
Reheat
servings
(8 oz./
serving)
START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2
g
g
Auto Reheat Chart
Press the Auto Reheat button repeatedly to
select the type of dish you wish to reheat.
The initial serving size for each dish is one
serving.
Kg
Oz Lbs. QTY.
Press the Start button. The display will
show the Cooking Time.
Reheating Automatically
1
g
Oz Lbs. QTY.
Pasta Reheat
You can select up to four servings for
casseroles and pasta reheat. Only one
serving is available for a plate of food.
The display shows the dish and quantity you
have chosen.
10
Operation
Defrosting Automatically
One-stage Cooking
To thaw frozen food, set the weight of the food
and the microwave automatically sets the
defrosting time, power level and standing time.
1
For simple one-stage cooking, you only need to
set a cooking time. The power level is
automatically set to High. If you want to set the
power to any other level, you must set it using the
Power Level button.
Press the Auto Defrost button. The display
shows “0.5 lbs.” (0.2Kg if you have set your
oven for metric measure). (“ENTER” and “
Lbs.” will flash).
1
Use the number buttons to set a cooking
time. You can set a time from one second to
99 minutes, 99 seconds. To set a time over
one minute, enter the seconds too. For
example, to set 20 minutes, enter 2, 0, 0, 0 .
2
If you want to set the power level to
something other than High, press the Power
Level button, then use the number buttons
to enter a power level.
START ENTER COOK TIME TIME2
Kg
2
3
g
Oz Lbs. QTY.
To set the weight of your food, press the
Auto Defrost button repeatedly. This
increases the weight by 0.5 lb increments,
up to 6.0 lbs. (The Auto Defrost button will
increase the weight by 0.2Kg up to 2.6kg if
you are using metric measurement.)
You can also use the number buttons to
enter the weight of the food directly.
The oven calculates the defrosting time
and starts automatically. Twice during
defrosting, the oven will beep to let you
know to turn the food over and/or mix the
food.
Power Levels:
Level
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Press the Start button to resume defrosting.
•
See page 18 for the Auto
Defrosting Guide.
Setting Cooking Times & Power
Levels
3
Your microwave allows you to set up to two
different stages of cooking, each with its own
time length and power level. The power level
button lets you control the heating intensity from
Warm (1) to High (0).
Cooking
Warm
Low
Defrost
Medium Low
Medium
Simmer
Medium High
Reheat
Saute
High
PL
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
Hi
Press the Start button to begin cooking. If
you want to change the power level, press
Pause/Cancel before you press Start, and
re-enter all of the instructions.
Some recipes require different stages of cooking
at different temperatures. You can set multiple
stages of cooking with your microwave.
11
Operation
Multi-stage Cooking
1
Using the More/Less Buttons
Follow steps 1 and 2 in the “One-Stage
Cooking” section on the previous page.
The More/Less buttons allow you to adjust preset cooking times. Use the More/Less button only
after you have already begun cooking.
When entering more than one cooking
stage, the Power Level button must be
pressed before the second cooking stage
can be entered.
To set the power level at High for a stage of
cooking, press the Power Level button
twice.
2
Use the number buttons to set a second
cooking time.
3
Press the Power Level button, then use the
number buttons to set the power level of the
second stage of cooking.
4
Press Start to begin cooking.
1
To ADD more time to an automatic cooking
procedure: Press the More(9) button.
2
To REDUCE the time of an automatic
cooking procedure: Press the Less(1)
button.
If you wish to increase/decrease the time in
the Time Cook mode by 10sec, press the
More(9) or Less(1) button.
Switching the Beeper On/Off
You can switch the beeper off whenever you
want.
You can check the Power Level while
cooking is in progress by pressing the
Power Level button.
1
Press the Sound button. The display shows
“ON”. (“START” will flash.)
START ENTER COOK TIME
I TIME2
II
kg
2
g
oz
lbs cup
kg the
g Sound
oz
lbs
cup to turn the volume
Press
button
off. The display shows: “OFF”.(“START” will
flash.)
START ENTER COOK TIME
I TIME2
II
kg g
oz
lbs cup
kg
3
12
g
oz
lbs cup
Press Start.
The display returns to the time of day.
Operation
Using the Kitchen Timer
Setting the Child Protection Lock
1
2
You can lock your microwave oven so it can’t be
used by unsupervised children.
3
4
Press the Kitchen Timer button.
Use the Number buttons to set the length of
time you want the timer to run.
1
Press Start to begin Kitchen Timer.
The display counts down and beeps when
the time has elapsed.
.
“Note: The microwave does not turn on when the
Kitchen timer is used.”
At this point, the microwave oven cannot be
used until it is unlocked. To unlock it, repeat
step 1 above.
Demonstration Mode
You can use the Demonstration Mode to see how
your microwave oven operates without the oven
heating.
1
Hold the “0” button and then press the “2”
button.
Hold the “0” button and then press the “1”
button.
To turn demo mode off, repeat step 1 above.
13
Cooking Instructions
Cooking Utensils
Not Recommended
Recommended Use
• Glass jars and bottles — Regular glass is too
thin to be used in a microwave, and can
shatter.
• Paper bags — These are a fire hazard, except
for popcorn bags that are designed for
microwave use.
• Styrofoam plates and cups — These can melt
and leave an unhealthy residue on food.
• Plastic storage and food containers —
Containers such as margarine tubs can melt in
the microwave.
• Metal utensils — These can damage your
oven. Remove all metal before cooking.
• Glass and glass-ceramic bowls and dishes
— Use for heating or cooking.
• Microwave browning dish — Use to brown
the exterior of small items such as steaks,
chops, or pancakes. Follow the directions
provided with your browning dish.
• Microwavable plastic wrap — Use to retain
steam. Leave a small opening for some steam
to escape and avoid placing it directly on the
food.
• Wax paper — Use as a cover to prevent
spattering.
• Paper towels and napkins — Use for shortterm heating and covering; they absorb
excess moisture and prevent spattering. Do
not use recycled paper towels, which may
contain metal and can catch fire.
• Paper plates and cups — Use for short-term
heating at low temperatures. Do not use
recycled paper, which may contain metal and
can catch fire.
• Thermometers — Use only those labeled
“Microwave Safe” and follow all directions.
Check the food in several places.
Conventional thermometers may be used once
the food has been removed from the oven.
Testing Utensils
If you are not sure whether a dish is microwavesafe or not, you can perform this test:
1
Fill a 1 cup glass measuring cup with water
and put it inside your oven, next to the dish
you want to test.
2
Press the One Minute + button once to heat
them for one minute at High power.
Limited Use
• Ceramic, porcelain, and stoneware — Use
these if they are labeled “Microwave Safe.”
If they are not labeled, test them to make sure
they can be used safely. Never use dishes
with metallic trim.
• Plastic — Use only if labeled “Microwave
Safe.” Other plastics can melt.
• Straw, wicker, and wood — Use only for
short-term heating, as they can be flammable.
The water should be warm and the dish you are
testing should be cool. If the dish is warm, then it
is absorbing microwave energy and is not
acceptable for use in the microwave.
14
Cooking Instructions
Cooking Techniques
General Tips
Stirring
• Dense foods, such as potatoes, take longer to
heat than lighter foods. Foods with a delicate
texture should be heated at a low power level
to avoid becoming tough.
• Altitude and the type of cookware you are
using can affect cooking time. When using a
new recipe, use the minimum cooking time
and check the food occasionally to prevent
overcooking.
• Foods with a non-porous skin or shell, such as
potatoes, eggs, or hot dogs, should be pierced
to prevent bursting.
• Frying with heating oil or fat is not
recommended. Fat and oil can suddenly boil
over and cause severe burns.
• Some ingredients heat faster than others. For
example, the jelly inside a jelly doughnut will
be hotter than the dough. Keep this in mind to
avoid burns.
• Home canning in the microwave oven is not
recommended because all harmful bacteria
may not be destroyed by the microwave
heating process.
• Although microwaves do not heat the
cookware, the heat is often transferred to the
cookware. Always use pot holders when
removing food from the microwave and
instruct children to do the same.
Stir foods such as casseroles and vegetables
while cooking to distribute heat evenly. Food at
the outside of the dish absorbs more energy and
heats more quickly, so stir from the outside to the
center. The oven will turn off when you open the
door to stir your food.
Arrangement
Arrange unevenly shaped foods, such as chicken
pieces or chops, with the thicker, meatier parts
toward the outside of the turntable where they
receive more microwave energy. To prevent
overcooking, place thin or delicate parts toward
the center of the turntable.
Turning
Turn foods over midway through cooking to
expose all parts to microwave energy. This is
especially important with large items such as
roasts.
Standing
Foods cooked in the microwave build up internal
heat and continue to cook for a few minutes after
the oven stops. Let foods stand to complete
cooking, especially foods such as roasts and
whole vegetables. Roasts need this time to
complete cooking in the center without
overcooking the outer areas. All liquids, such as
soup or hot chocolate, should be shaken or
stirred when cooking is complete. Let liquids
stand a moment before serving. When heating
baby food, stir well and test the temperature
before serving.
Adding Moisture
Microwave energy is attracted to water
molecules. Food that is uneven in moisture
content should be covered or allowed to stand so
that the heat disperses evenly. Add a small
amount of water to dry food to help it cook.
15
Cooking Instructions
Cooking Guide
Guide for Cooking Meat in Your Microwave
•
•
•
•
Place meat on a microwave-safe roasting rack in a microwave-safe dish.
Start meat fat-side down.
Check the temperature in several places before letting the meat stand the recommended time.
The following temperatures are removal temperatures. The temperature of the food will rise during
the standing time.
Food
Roast Beef
Boneless
Up to 4 lbs.
Cook Time/Power Level
Directions
Cooking Time:
Place roast fat-side down on roasting rack. Cover
7-11 min. / lb. for 115° F - Rare
with wax paper. Turn over when cooking time is
8-121 min. / lb. for 120° F - Medium half up. Let stand 10 min.
9-14 min. / lb. for 145° F - Well Done
Power Level: High(Hi) for first 5 min.,
then Medium(50).
Pork
Boneless or
bone-in
Up to 4 lbs.
Cooking Time:
Place roast fat-side down on roasting rack. Cover
11-15 min. / lb. for 160° F Well Done with vented plastic wrap. Turn over when cooking
time is half up. Let stand 10 min.
Power Level: High(Hi) for first 5 min.,
then Medium(50).
Guide for Cooking Poultry in Your Microwave
• Place poultry on a microwave-safe roasting rack in a microwave-safe dish.
• Cover poultry with wax paper to prevent spattering.
• Check the temperature in several places before letting the poultry stand the recommended time.
Food
Whole Chicken
Cook Time/Power Level
Directions
Cooking Time:
6-9 min. / lb. 170° -180°F
Place chicken breast-side down on roasting rack.
Cover with wax paper. Turn over when the
cooking time is half up. Cook until juices run clear
and meat near the bone is no longer pink. Let
stand 5-10 min.
Up to 4 lbs.
Power Level: Med. High(70).
Chicken Pieces
Up to 2 lbs.
Cooking Time:
6-9 min. / lb.
180°F dark meat
170°F light meat
Place chicken bone-side down on dish, with the
thickest portions towards the outside of the dish.
Cover with wax paper. Turn over when the
cooking time is half up. Cook until juices run clear
and meat near the bone is no longer pink. Let
stand 5-10 min.
Power Level: Med. High(70).
16
!
Cooking Instructions
Guide for Cooking Seafood in Your Microwave
•
•
•
•
Cook fish until it flakes easily with a fork.
Place fish on a microwave-safe roasting rack in a microwave-safe dish.
Use a tight cover to steam fish. A lighter cover of wax paper or paper towel provides less steaming.
Do not overcook fish; check it at minimum cooking time.
Food
Steaks
Cook Time/Power Level
Cooking Time:
6-10 min. / lb.
Up to 1.5 lbs.
Power Level: Medium-High(70).
Fillets
Cooking Time:
3-7 min. / lb
Up to 1.5 lbs.
Power Level: Medium-High(70).
Shrimp
Cooking Time:
3-5 ½ min. / lb.
Up to 1.5 lbs.
Directions
Arrange steaks on roasting rack with meaty portions
towards the outside of rack. Cover with wax paper. Turn
over and rearrange when cooking time is half up. Cook
until fish flakes easily with a fork. Let stand 3-5 min.
Arrange fillets in a baking dish, turning any thin pieces
under. Cover with wax paper. If over ½ inch thick, turn
over and rearrange when cooking time is half up. Cook
until fish flakes easily with a fork. Let stand 2-3 min.
Arrange shrimp in a baking dish without overlapping or
layering. Cover with wax paper. Cook until firm and
opaque, stirring 2 or 3 times. Let stand 5 min.
Power Level: Medium-High(70).
Guide for Cooking Eggs in Your Microwave
• Never cook eggs in the shell, and never warm hard-cooked eggs in the shell; they can explode.
• Always pierce whole eggs to keep them from bursting.
• Cook eggs just until set; they become tough if overcooked.
Guide for Cooking Vegetables in Your Microwave
• Vegetables should be washed just before cooking. Often, no extra water is needed. If dense
vegetables such as potatoes, carrots and green beans are being cooked, add about ¼ cup water.
• Small vegetables (sliced carrots, peas, lima beans, etc.) will cook faster than larger ones.
• Whole vegetables, such as potatoes, acorn squash or corn on the cob, should be arranged in a
circle on the turntable before cooking. They will cook more evenly if turned over after half the
cooking time.
• Always place vegetables like asparagus and broccoli with the stem ends pointing towards the edge
of the dish and the tips toward the center.
• When cooking cut vegetables, always cover the dish with a lid or vented microwavable plastic
wrap.
• Whole, unpeeled vegetables such as potatoes, squash, eggplant, etc., should have their skin pricked
in several spots before cooking to prevent them from bursting.
• For more even cooking, stir or rearrange whole vegetables halfway through the cooking time.
• Generally, the denser the food, the longer the standing time. (Standing time refers to the time
necessary for dense, large foods and vegetables to finish cooking after they come out of the oven.)
A baked potato can stand on the counter for five minutes before cooking is completed, while a dish
of peas can be served immediately.
17
Cooking Instructions
Auto Defrosting Guide
• Follow the instructions below when defrosting different types of food.
Food
Roast Beef,
Pork
Standard
Amount
2.5-6.0 lb.
Procedure
Start with the food placed fat side down. After each stage, turn the food
over..
Steaks, Chops, 0.5-3.0 lb.
Fish
After each stage, rearrange the food. Remove any pieces of food that are
nearly defrosted. Let stand, covered, for 5-10 minutes.
Ground Meat
After each stage, remove any pieces of food that are nearly defrosted.
Let stand, covered with foil, for 5–10 minutes.
0.5-3.0 lb.
Whole Chicken 2.5-6.0 lb.
Remove giblets before freezing poultry. Start defrosting with the breast
side down. After the first stage, turn the chicken over. After the second
stage, again shield any warm portions with narrow strips of aluminum foil.
Let stand, covered, for 30–60 minutes in the refrigerator.
Chicken
Pieces
After each stage, rearrange or remove any pieces of food that are nearly
defrosted. Let stand for 10-20 minutes.
0.5-3.0 lb.
Notes
Check foods when the oven signals. After the final stage, small sections may still be icy; let them stand
to continue thawing. Do not defrost until all ice crystals have thawed. Shielding roasts and steaks with
small pieces of foil prevents the edges from cooking before the center of the food has defrosted.
18
"
Cooking Instructions
Recipes
Broccoli and Cheese Casserole
Beef and Barley Stew
¼ cup butter or margarine
¼ cup chopped onion
1½ Tbs. flour
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. dry mustard
1/8 tsp. pepper
1½ cups milk
¼ cup chopped red pepper
8 oz. (2 cups) cheddar cheese, shredded
1 pkg. (9-10 oz.) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
4 cups cooked spiral shaped pasta (8 oz. dry)
1½ lbs. beef stew cubes, cut into ½-inch pieces
½ cup chopped onion
2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 can (13.75-14.5 oz.) beef broth
2 medium carrots, cut into ½-inch slices (about 1
cup)
½ cup barley
1 bay leaf
¼ tsp. pepper
1 pkg. (9-10 oz.) frozen peas, thawed
1. In a 2-quart casserole, cook butter and onion
at High for 2 to 3 minutes until onion is soft,
stirring once.
2. Add flour, salt, mustard, and pepper; mix well.
Cook at High for 60 to 90 seconds until
mixture boils. Stir in milk until smooth.
3. Stir in red pepper. Cook at High for 2 to 3
minutes until mixture boils and thickens
slightly, stirring twice. Stir in cheese until
melted.
4. Add broccoli and pasta, mix well. Cover with
lid. Cook at High for 4 to 6 minutes until
heated through, stirring once. Stir before
serving. Makes 6 servings.
1. In a 2-quart casserole, combine beef, onion,
flour, and Worcestershire; mix well. Cover
with lid. Cook at High for 6 to 8 minutes until
beef is no longer pink, stirring once.
2. Stir in beef broth, carrots, barley, bay leaf,
and pepper. Cover with lid. Cook at
Low(PL:20) to 50 minutes until carrots and
beef are tender, stirring 2 to 3 times.(For
example, cook for 15 minutes, then stir, 15
minutes more, then stir, and then a final 15-20
minutes.)
3. Stir in peas. Cover with lid. Cook at
Medium(PL:50) for 10 minutes. Let stand for
10 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving.
Makes 6 servings.
19
Cooking Instructions
Recipes
Black Bean Soup
Warm Potato Salad
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans, drained
1 can (14-16 oz.) stewed tomatoes, chopped
1 can (13.75-14.5 oz.) chicken broth
1 can (7-8.5 oz.) corn
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies
1-2 tsp. ground cumin, or to taste
2 lbs. small red potatoes, cut into ½-inch pieces
4 slices bacon (uncooked), cut into ½-inch pieces
¼ cup chopped onion
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. flour
½ tsp. celery seed
1/8 tsp. pepper
2½ Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1. Place onion and garlic in a 3-quart casserole.
Cover with lid. Cook at High for 3 to 5 minutes
until tender.
2. Add one can of beans, mash beans with a
fork. Add remaining ingredients; mix well.
3. Cook uncovered, at High for 10 minutes; stir.
Reduce power to Medium(PL:50) and cook for
5 minutes. Stir before serving. Makes about 2
quarts.
1. In a 2-quart casserole, combine potatoes and
¼ cup water. Cover with lid. Cook at High until
potatoes are tender (10-12 min.); stir twice.
Drain and set aside to cool slightly.
2. In a medium bowl, cook bacon at High until
crisp (3-5 min.); stir once. Place bacon on a
paper towel. Reserve 1 Tbs. drippings.
3. Combine drippings and onion. Cover with
plastic wrap; turn back a corner to vent
steam. Cook at High until tender (3-4 min.);
stir once.
4. Stir in sugar, salt, flour, celery seed, and
pepper. Cook at High until mixture boils (30-40
sec.). Stir in vinegar and ½ cup water. Cook at
High until liquid boils and thickens slightly (12 min.); stir once. Add bacon to dressing.
Pour dressing over potatoes. Stir well. Makes
6 servings.
20
Appendix
Troubleshooting Guide
Using your microwave causes TV or radio
interference.
• This is similar to the interference caused by
other small appliances, such as hair dryers.
Move your microwave further away from
other appliances, like your TV or radio.
Before you call a repair person for your oven,
check this list of possible problems and solutions.
The oven doesn’t operate.
• Properly insert the plug into a grounded outlet.
• If the outlet is controlled by a wall switch,
make sure the wall switch is turned on.
• Remove the plug from the outlet, wait ten
seconds, then plug it in again.
• Reset the circuit breaker or replace any blown
fuse.
• Plug another appliance into the outlet; if the
other appliance doesn’t work, have a qualified
electrician repair the outlet.
• Plug the oven into a different outlet.
The oven’s display works, but the power
won’t come on.
• Make sure the door is closed securely.
• Check to see if packing material or other
material is stuck to the door seal.
• Check for door damage.
• Press the Pause/Cancel button twice and reenter all cooking instructions.
The power goes off before the set time has
elapsed.
• If there has not been a power outage, remove
the plug from the outlet, wait ten seconds,
then plug it again. If there was a power
outage, the time indicator will display
“
“. Reset the clock and any cooking
instructions.
• Reset the circuit breaker or replace any blown
fuse.
The food is cooking too slowly.
• Make sure the oven is on its own 15 amp
circuit line. Operating another appliance on
the same circuit can cause a voltage drop. If
necessary, move the oven to its own circuit.
You see sparks or arcing.
• Remove any metallic utensils, cookware, or
metal ties.
The turntable makes noises or sticks.
• Clean the turntable, roller ring and oven floor.
• Make sure the turntable and roller ring are
positioned correctly.
Care and Cleaning
Follow these instructions to clean and care for
your oven.
• Keep the inside of the oven clean. Food
particles and spilled liquids can stick to the
oven walls, causing the oven to work less
efficiently.
• Wipe up spills immediately. Use a damp cloth
and mild soap. Do not use harsh detergents or
abrasives.
• To help loosen baked on food particles or
liquids, heat two cups of water (add the juice
of one lemon if you desire to keep the oven
fresh) in a four-cup measuring glass at High
power for five minutes or until boiling. Let
stand in the oven for one or two minutes.
• Remove the glass tray from the oven when
cleaning the oven or tray. To prevent the tray
from breaking, handle it carefully and do not
put it in water immediately after cooking.
Wash the tray carefully in warm sudsy water
or in the dishwasher.
• Clean the outside surface of the oven with
soap and a damp cloth. Dry with a soft cloth.
To prevent damage to the operating parts of
the oven, don’t let water seep into the
openings.
• Wash the door window with very mild soap
and water. Be sure to use a soft cloth to avoid
scratching.
• If steam accumulates inside or outside the
oven door, wipe with a soft cloth. Steam can
accumulate when operating the oven in high
humidity and in no way indicates microwave
leakage.
• Never operate the oven without food in it; this
can damage the magnetron tube or glass tray.
You may wish to leave a cup of water in the
oven when it is not in use to prevent damage if
the oven is accidentally turned on.
If you have a problem you cannot solve,
please call our service line:
1-800-695-0098
21
Appendix
Warranty Information
(d) Ordinary adjustments to the product which
can be performed by customer as outlined in
the owner’s manual.
(e) Signal reception problems caused by external
antenna or cable systems.
(f) Products not purchased in the United States.
(g) Damage to product if used outside the United
States.
THIS WARRANTY IS NON-TRANSFERABLE AND
APPLIES ONLY TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER
AND DOES NOT EXTEND TO SUBSEQUENT
OWNERS OF THE PRODUCT.
ANY APPLICABLE IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION
TO A PERIOD OF THE EXPRESSED WARRANTY
AS PROVIDED HEREIN BEGINNING WITH THE
DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE AT RETAIL AND
NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED, SHALL APPLY TO THE PRODUCT
THEREAFTER.EMERSON MAKES NO WARRANTY
AS TO THE FITNESS OF THE PRODUCT FOR ANY
PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.
THE EXTENT OF EMERSON RADIO CORP’S
LIABILITY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS
THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED
ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL EMERSON
RADIO CORP’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE
PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY THE PURCHASER OF
THE PRODUCT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES
SHALL EMERSON RADIO CORP. BE LIABLE FOR
ANY LOSS, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE
ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE
USE OF THIS PRODUCT.
THIS WARRANTY IS VALID ONLY IN THE UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA. THIS WARRANTY GIVES
YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. HOWEVER, YOU
MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH MAY VARY
FROM STATE TO STATE. SOME STATES DO NOT
ALLOW LIMITATION ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OR EXCLUSION OF CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE,
THEREFORE THESE RESTRICTIONS MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
LIMITED WARRANTY MICROWAVE OVENS
Emerson Radio Corp. warrants this product to be
free from manufacturing defects in original
material, including original parts, and
workmanship under normal use and conditions
(“manufacturing defect”) for a period of one (1)
year from date of original purchase in, and if used
in, the United States (“warranty”).
Should service be necessary under this warranty,
Emerson will provide the following at an
Independent Service Center or Regional Repair
Facility permitted by Emerson to perform repairs,
provided the manufacturing defect is verified
along with the date of purchase:
* Repair service for one (1) year from date of
original purchase at no charge for labor and
parts.
* Replacement of a defective magnetron for
seven (7) years from date of original purchase
(labor not included after initial twelve (12)
months).
There are Independent Service Centers and
Regional Repair Facilities located throughout the
country.
For one nearest you, DIAL TOLL FREE: 1-800-6950098. In the event the product must be mailed to a
Regional Repair Facility which is permitted by
Emerson to perform repairs:
* Pack the unit in a well-padded heavy
corrugated box.
* Enclose your check or money order payable to
the REGIONAL REPAIR FACILITY in the amount
of $15.00 to cover return shipping and handling
costs.
* Enclose a copy of your proof of purchase
(warranty service will not be provided without
dated proof of purchase).
* Ship the unit prepaid via UPS or parcel post
(insured).
Note: This warranty does not cover:
(a) Damage to equipment not properly connected
to the product.
(b) Cost incurred in the shipping of the product to
and from a Regional Repair Facility permitted
by Emerson to perform warranty repairs.
(c) Damage or improper operation of unit caused
by customer abuse, misuse, negligence, or
failure to follow operating instructions
provided with the product.
MV1094F
22
Appendix
Specifications
Model Number
MW8103SS
Oven Cavity
1.0cu.ft.
Controls
10 power levels, including defrost
Timer
99 minutes 99 Seconds
Power Source
120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Output
1100 Watts
Outside Dimensions
2019/32”(W) X 1145/64”(H) X 1713/16”(D)
Oven Cavity Dimensions
1431/64”(W) X 91/64”(H) X 1519/32”(D)
Net/Gross Weight
32.6/37.5 lbs
23
Appendix
Before You Call For Service
TO FIND THE LOCATION AND
PHONE NUMBER OF YOUR
NEAREST SERVICE CENTER
PERMITTED TO PERFORM
WARRANTY SERVICE...
SERVICE
CALL TOLL FREE: 1-800-695-0098
FOR ADDITIONAL SET-UP OR
OPERATING ASSISTANCE
PLEASE CALL:
1-800-898-9020
FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, PLEASE WRITE TO:
Emerson Radio Corp.
Consumer Affairs Dept.
1901 DIPLOMAT DRIVE
FARMERS BRANCH, TX 75234
24
Appendix
25
Appendix
26
!
Appendix
27
EMERSON RADIO CORP.
EMERSON
PART NO.: 80-1507
?
PRINTED IN KOREA
May. 2001
Code No. : DE68-01940A