GE83X
Microwave Oven
Owner’s Instructions & Cooking Guide
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contents
safety information
Safety information................................................................................. 2
USING THIS INSTRUCTION BOOKLET
Quick look-up guide..............................................................................11
Oven features.........................................................................................12
Oven.....................................................................................................12
Control panel........................................................................................13
Accessories..........................................................................................13
Oven use.................................................................................................14
How a microwave oven works..............................................................14
Checking that your oven is operating correctly......................................14
Setting the time....................................................................................15
Cooking/Reheating...............................................................................15
Power levels.........................................................................................16
Adjusting the cooking time....................................................................16
Stopping the cooking............................................................................16
Setting the eco mode...........................................................................16
Using the instant reheat/cook features..................................................17
Using the auto power defrost features..................................................18
Grilling..................................................................................................19
Combining microwaves and the grill......................................................19
Multistage cooking................................................................................20
Choosing the accessories.....................................................................20
Switching the beeper off.......................................................................21
Safety-locking your microwave oven.....................................................21
You have just purchased a SAMSUNG microwave oven. Your Owner’s
Instructions contains valuable information on cooking with your microwave
oven:
• Safety precautions
• Suitable accessories and cookware
• Useful cooking tips
• Cooking tips
LEGEND FOR SYMBOLS AND ICONS
WARNING
Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in severe
personal injury or death.
CAUTION
Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in minor
personal injury or property damage.
Cookware guide....................................................................................21
Cooking guide........................................................................................22
Troubleshooting.....................................................................................30
Technical specifications.......................................................................31
Warning; Fire hazard
Warning; Hot surface
Warning; Electricity
Warning; Explosive material
Do NOT attempt.
Do NOT touch.
Do NOT disassemble.
Follow directions explicitly.
Unplug the power plug
from the wall socket.
Make sure the machine is
grounded to prevent electric
shock.
Call the service center for
help.
Note
Important
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WARNING
(Microwave function only)
WARNING: If the door or door seals
are damaged, the oven must not be
operated until it has been repaired by a
competent person.
WARNING: It is hazardous for anyone
other than a competent person to carry
out any service or repair operation that
involves the removal of a cover which
gives protection against exposure to
microwave energy.
This appliance is intended to be used in
household only.
WARNING: Only allow children to use
the oven without supervision when
adequate instructions have been given
so that the child is able to use the oven
in a safe way and understands the
hazards of improper use.
WARNING: This appliance can be
used by children aged from 8 years
and above and persons with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities
or lack of experience and knowledge
if they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the
appliance in a safe way and understand
the hazards involved. Children shall not
play with the appliance. Cleaning and
user maintenance shall not be made by
children unless they are aged from 8
years and above and supervised.
Only use utensils that are suitable for use
in microwave ovens.
When heating food in plastic or paper
containers, keep an eye on the oven due
to the possibility of ignition.
01 SAFETY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR
FUTURE REFERENCE.
Make sure that these safety precautions are
obeyed at all times.
Before using the oven, confirm that the
following instructions are followed.
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The microwave oven is intended for
heating food and beverages. Drying of
food or clothing and heating of warming
pads, slippers, sponges, damp cloth and
similar may lead to risk of injury, ignition
or fire.
If smoke is emitted, switch off or unplug
the appliance and keep the door closed
in order to stifle any flames.
WARNING: Microwave heating of
beverages can result in delayed eruptive
boiling, therefore care must be taken
when handling the container.
WARNING: The contents of feeding
bottles and baby food jars shall be
stirred or shaken and the temperature
checked before consumption, in order to
avoid burns.
Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled
eggs should not be heated in microwave
ovens since they may explode, even
after microwave heating has ended.
The oven should be cleaned regularly
and any food deposits removed.
Failure to maintain the oven in a clean
condition could lead to deterioration of
the surface that could adversely affect
the life of the appliance and possibly
result in a hazardous situation.
The appliance is not intended for
installing in road vehicles, caravans and
similar vehicles etc.
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.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer, its service
agent or similarly qualified persons in
order to avoid a hazard.
WARNING: Liquids and other foods
must not be heated in sealed containers
since they are liable to explode;
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During use the appliance becomes hot.
Care should be taken to avoid touching
heating elements inside the oven.
WARNING: Accessible parts may
become hot during use. Young children
should be kept away.
A steam cleaner is not to be used.
WARNING: Ensure that the appliance is
switched off before replacing the lamp to
avoid the possibility of electric shock.
WARNING: The appliance and its
accessible parts become hot during use.
Care should be taken to avoid touching
heating elements.
Children less than 8 years of age shall
be kept away unless continuously
supervised.
The temperature of accessible surfaces
may be high when the appliance is
operating.
The door or the outer surface may get
hot when the appliance is operating.
Keep the appliance and its cord out of
reach of children less than 8 years.
WARNING
(Oven function only) - Optional
WARNING: When the appliance is
operated in the combination mode,
children should only use the oven
under adult supervision due to the
temperatures generated.
01 SAFETY INFORMATION
The appliance should not be cleaned
with a water jet.
This oven should be positioned proper
direction and height permitting easy
access to cavity and control area.
Before using the your oven first time,
oven should be operated with the water
during 10 minute and then used.
If the oven generates a strange noise,
a burning smell, or smoke is emitted,
unplug the power plug immediately and
contact your nearest service center.
The microwave oven has to be
positioned so that plug is accessible.
The microwave oven is intended to be
used on the counter or counter top use
only, the microwave oven shall not be
placed in a cabinet.
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This appliance can be used by
children aged from 8 years and above
and persons with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities or lack of
experience and knowledge if they have
been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance in a
safe way and understand the hazards
involved. Children shall not play with
the appliance. Cleaning and user
maintenance shall not be made by
children without supervision.
Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or
sharp metal scrapers to clean the oven
door glass since they can scratch the
surface, which may result in shattering of
the glass.
Appliances are not intended to be
operated by means of an external timer
or separate remote-control system.
This product is a Group 2 Class B ISM
equipment. The definition of group 2 which
contains all ISM equipment in which radiofrequency energy is intentionally generated
and/or used in the form of electromagnetic
radiation for the treatment of material, and
EDM and arc welding equipment.
For Class B equipment is equipment
suitable for use in domestic establishments
and in establishments directly connected
to a low voltage power supply network
which supplies buildings used for domestic
purposes.
INSTALLING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
Place the oven on a flat level surface 85 cm
above the floor. The surface should be strong
enough to safety bear the weight of the oven.
20 cm
10 cm
1.When you install your oven,
above
behind
make sure there is adequate
ventilation for your oven by
10 cm on
85 cm of
the side
leaving at least 10 cm (4 inches) the floor
of space behind and, on the sides of the
oven and 20 cm (8 inches) of space above.
2.Remove all packing materials inside the oven.
3.Install the roller ring and turntable. Check
that the turntable rotates freely.
(Turntable type model only)
4.This microwave oven has to be positioned
so that plug is accessible.
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CLEANING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
The following parts of your microwave oven
should be cleaned regularly to prevent
grease and food particles from building up:
•Inside and outside surfaces
•Door and door seals
•Turntable and Roller rings
(Turntable type model only)
ALWAYS ensure that the door seals are
clean and the door closes properly.
Failure to maintain the oven in a clean
condition could lead to deterioration of the
surface that could adversely affect the life
of the appliance and possibly result in a
hazardous situation.
1.Clean the outside surfaces with a soft cloth
and warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry.
2.Remove any splashes or stains on the
inside surfaces of oven with a soapy cloth.
Rinse and dry.
3.To loosen hardened food particles and
remove smells, place a cup of diluted
lemon juice in the oven and heat for ten
minutes at maximum power.
4.Wash the dishwasher-safe plate whenever
necessary.
DO NOT spill water in the vents. NEVER
use any abrasive products or chemical
solvents. Take particular care when
cleaning the door seals to ensure that no
particles:
•Accumulate
•Prevent the door from closing correctly
01 SAFETY INFORMATION
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer, its service
agent or similarly qualified persons in
order to avoid a hazard.
For your personal safety, plug the cable
into a proper AC earthed socket.
Do not install the microwave oven in hot or
damp surroundings like next to a traditional
oven or radiator. The power supply
specifications of the oven must be respected
and any extension cable used must be
of the same standard as the power cable
supplied with the oven. Wipe the interior and
the door seal with a damp cloth before using
your microwave oven for the first time.
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Clean the microwave oven cavity right after
each use with a mild detergent solution, but
let the microwave oven cool down before
cleaning in order to avoid injury.
When cleaning the upper
part inside the cavity, it will
be convenient to turn heater
downward by 45 ° and clean it.
(Swing heater model only)
STORING AND REPAIRING YOUR
MICROWAVE OVEN
A few simple precautions should be taken
when storing or having your microwave oven
serviced.
The oven must not be used if the door or
door seals are damaged:
•Broken hinge
•Deteriorated seals
•Distorted or bent oven casing
Only a qualified microwave service technician
should perform repair.
NEVER remove the outer casing from
the oven. If the oven is faulty and needs
servicing or you are in doubt about its
condition:
•Unplug it from the wall socket
•Contact the nearest after-sales service
centre
If you wish to store your oven away
temporarily, choose a dry, dustfree place.
Reason : Dust and damp may adversely
affect the working parts in the oven.
This microwave oven is not intended for
commercial use.
The Light bulb should not be replaced in
person for safety reasons.
Please contact nearest authorised
Samsung customer care centre to arrange
for a qualified engineer to replace the bulb.
WARNING
Only qualified staff should be allowed to modify or
repair the appliance.
Do not heat liquids and other food in sealed
containers for microwave function.
For your safety, do not use high-pressure water
cleaners or steam jet cleaners.
Do not install this appliance; near heater,
inflammable material; in a humid, oily or dusty
location, in a location exposed to direct sunlight and
water or where gas may leak; on un level ground.
This appliance must be properly grounded in
accordance with local and national codes.
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Remove all foreign substances such as dust or
water from the power plug terminals and contact
points using a dry cloth on a regular basis.
Do not use a damaged power plug, damaged power
cord or loose wall socket. When the power plug
or power cord is damaged, contact your nearest
service centre.
Do not pull or excessively bend or place heavy
objecton the power cord.
Do not pour or directly spray water onto the oven.
Do not place objects on the oven, inside or on the
door of the oven.
Do not touch the power plug with wet hands.
Do not spray volatile material such as insecticide
onto the surface of the oven.
Do not turn the appliance off by unplugging the
power plug while an operation is in progress.
Do not store flammable materials in the oven. Take
special care when heating dishes or drinks that
contain alcohol as alcohol vapours may contact a
hot part of the oven.
Do not insert fingers or foreign substances, If any
foreign substance such as water has entered the
appliance, unplug the power plug and contact your
nearest service centre.
Keep children away from the door when opening or
closing it as they may bump themselves on the door
or catch their fingers in the door.
Do not apply excessive pressure or impact to the
appliance.
01 SAFETY INFORMATION
In the event of a gas leak (such as propane gas, LP
gas, etc.), ventilate immediately without touching the
power plug.
WARNING: Microwave heating of beverages can
result in delayed eruptive boiling, therefore care must
be taken when handling the container; To prevent
this situation ALWAYS allow a standing time of at
least 20 seconds after the oven has been switched
off so that the temperature can equalize. Stir during
heating, if necessary, and ALWAYS stir after heating.
In the event of scalding, follow these FIRST AID
instructions:
• Immerse the scalded area in cold water for at
least 10 minutes.
• Cover with a clean, dry dressing.
• Do not apply any creams, oils or lotions.
Do not place the oven over a fragile object such as a
sink or glass object.
Do not use benzene, thinner, alcohol, steam cleaner
or high pressure cleaner to clean the appliance.
Ensure that the power voltage, frequency and
current are the same as those of the product
specifications.
Plug the power plug into the wall socket firmly. Do
not use a multiple plug adapter, an extension cord or
an electric transformer.
Do not hook the power cord on a metal object,
insert the power cord between the objects or behind
the oven.
Do not put the tray or rack in water shortly after
cooking because it may cause breakage or damage
of the tray or rack.
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Do not operate the microwave oven for deep
fat frying because the oil temperature cannot be
controlled. This could result in a sudden boil over of
the hot liquid.
Stand at arms length from the oven when opening
the door to avoid getting scalded by escaping hot air
or steam.
Do not operate the microwave oven when it is
empty. The microwave oven will automatically
shut down for 30 minutes for safety purposes. We
recommend placing a glass of water inside the oven
at all times to absorb microwave energy in case the
microwave oven is started accidentally.
CAUTION
Only use utensils that are suitable for use in
microwave ovens; DO NOT use any metallic
containers, Dinnerware with gold or silver trimmings,
Skewers, forks, etc.
Remove wire twist ties from paper or plastic bags.
Reason: Electric arcing or sparking may occur and
may damage the oven.
Do not use your microwave oven to dry papers or
clothes.
Use shorter times for smaller amounts of food to
prevent overheating and burning food.
Do not immerse the power cable or power plug in
water and keep the power cable away from heat.
Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs
should not be heated in microwave ovens since they
may explode, even after microwave heating has
ended; Also do not heat airtight or vacuum-sealed
bottles, jars, containers, nuts inshells, tomatoes etc.
Do not cover the ventilation slots with cloth or paper.
They may catch fire as hot air escapes from the oven.
The oven may also overheat and switch itself off
automatically, and will remain off until it cools sufficiently.
Always use oven mitts when removing a dish from
the oven to avoid unintentional burns.
Stir liquids halfway during heating or after heating
ends and allow the liquid stand at least 20 seconds
after heating to prevent eruptive boiling.
Install the oven in compliance with the clearances stated
in this manual. (See installing your microwave oven.)
Take care when connecting other electrical
appliances to sockets near the oven.
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY. (MICROWAVE FUNCTION ONLY)
Failure to observe the following safety precautions may result in harmful exposure to
microwave energy.
(a) Under no circumstances should any attempt be made to operate the oven
with the door open or to tamper with the safety interlocks (door latches) or to
insert anything into the safety interlock holes.
(b) Do NOT place any object between the oven door and front face or allow
food or cleaner residues to accumulate on sealing surfaces. Ensure that the
door and door sealing surfaces are kept clean by wiping after use first with a
damp cloth and then with a soft dry cloth.
(c) Do NOT operate the oven if it is damaged until it has been repaired by a
qualified microwave service technician trained by the manufacturer. It is
particularly important that the oven door closes properly and that there is no
damage to the:
(1) door (bent)
(2) door hinges (broken or loose)
(3) door seals and sealing surfaces
(d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone other than a properly
qualified microwave service technician trained by the manufacturer.
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quick look-up guide
If you want to cook some food.
1. Place the food in the oven.
Select the power level by pressing the Microwave button
once or more times.
2. Select the cooking time by pressing the 10 min, 1 min or
10 s button as required.
3. Press the Start button.
Result: Cooking starts.
The oven beeps four times when cooking is
over.
If you want to defrost some food.
02 QUICK LOOK-UP GUIDE
Samsung will charge a repair fee for replacing an accessory or repairing a cosmetic
defect if the damage to the unit and/or damage to or loss of the accessory was
caused by the customer. Items this stipulation covers include:
(a) A Dented, Scratched, or Broken Door, Handle, Out-Panel, or Control Panel.
(b) A Broken or missing Tray, Guide Roller, Coupler, or Wire Rack.
• Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this
instruction manual. Warnings and Important Safety Instructions in this
manual do not cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur.
It is your responsibility to use common sense, caution, and care when
installing, maintaining, and operating your appliance.
• Because these following operating instructions cover various models,
the characteristics of your microwave oven may differ slightly from those
described in this manual and not all warning signs may be applicable. If you
have any questions or concerns, contact your nearest service centre or find
help and information online at www.samsung.com.
• This microwave oven is supposed for heating food. It is intended for
domestic home-use only. Do not heat any type of textiles or cushions filled
with grains, which could cause burns and fire. The manufacturer cannot be
held liable for damage caused by improper or incorrect use of the appliance.
• Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to deterioration of
the surface that could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possible
result in a hazardous situation.
1. Place the frozen food in the oven.
Press the Power Defrost button once or more times
according to the type of food to be defrosted.
2. Select the weight by pressing the Kg and 100g buttons as
required.
CORRECT DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT
(WASTE ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT)
3. Press the Start button.
(Applicable in countries with separate collection systems)
This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates that the product and
its electronic accessories (e.g. charger, headset, USB cable) should not be disposed
of with other household waste at the end of their working life. To prevent possible
harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please
separate these items from other types of waste and recycle them responsibly to
promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.
If you want to add an extra minute.
Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this
product, or their local government office, for details of where and how they can take
these items for environmentally safe recycling.
Leave the food in the oven.
Press +30 s once or more times for each extra 30 seconds that
you wish to add.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions
of the purchase contract. This product and its electronic accessories should not be
mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
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oven features
If you want to grill some food.
OVEN
1. Preheat the grill to the required temperature, by pressing
the Grill, time settng (10 min, 1 min and 10 s) and
Start button.
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2. Place the food on the rack in the oven.
Press the Grill button. Select the cooking time by pressing
the 10 min, 1 min and 10 s buttons.
3. Press the Start button.
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1. DOOR
7. TURNTABLE
2. VENTILATION HOLES
8. COUPLER
3. GRILL
9. ROLLER RING
4. LIGHT
10. SAFETY INTERLOCK HOLES
5. DISPLAY
11. CONTROL PANEL
6. DOOR LATCHES
12. OPEN DOOR PUSH BUTTON.
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CONTROL PANEL
ACCESSORIES
Depending on the model that you have purchased, you are supplied with several
accessories that can be used in a variety of ways.
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1. Roller ring, to be placed in the centre of the oven.
Purpose: The roller ring supports the turntable.
2.Turntable, to be placed on the roller ring with the centre
fitting to the coupler.
Purpose: The turntable serves as the main cooking
surface; it can be easily removed for cleaning.
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3. Grill rack, to be placed on the turntable.
Purpose: The metal rack can be used in grill and
combination cooking.
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03 OVEN FEATURES
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DO NOT operate the microwave oven without the roller ring and turntable.
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1. A
UTO POWER DEFROST FEATURE
SELECTION
7. WEIGHT SELECTION
2. INSTANT REHEAT/COOK FEATURE
SELECTION
9. COMBI MODE BUTTON
3. MICROWAVE MODE BUTTON
4. GRILL MODE BUTTON
5. TIME SETTING BUTTON
8. CLOCK SETTING BUTTON
10.+30 s BUTTON
11.START BUTTON
12.ECO MODE BUTTON
6. STOP BUTTON
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oven use
CHECKING THAT YOUR OVEN IS OPERATING
CORRECTLY
HOW A MICROWAVE OVEN WORKS
The following simple procedure enables you to check that your oven is working correctly
at all times. Open the oven door by pushing the large button in the bottom right-hand
corner of the control panel.
Microwaves are high-frequency electromagnetic waves; the energy released enables
food to be cooked or reheated without changing either the form or the colour.
You can use your microwave oven to:
• Defrost
• Instant Reheat/Cook
• Cook
First, place a bowl of water on the turntable. Then, close the door.
1. Press the Microwave button and set the time to
4-5 minutes by pressing the 1 min button the appropriate
number of times.
Cooking Principle.
1. The microwaves generated by the magnetron are distributed
uniformly as the food rotates on the turntable. The food is
thus cooked evenly.
2. The microwaves are absorbed by the food up to a depth of
about 1 inch (2.5 cm). Cooking then continues as the heat is
dissipated within the food.
2. Press the Start button.
Result: The oven heats the water for 4 to 5 minutes.
The water should then be boiling.
The oven must be plugged into an appropriate wall socket. The turntable must be
in position in the oven. If a power level other than the maximum is used, the water
takes longer to boil.
3. Cooking times vary according to the recipient used and the
properties of the food:
• Quantity and density
• Water content
• Initial temperature (refrigerated or not)
As the centre of the food is cooked by heat dissipation, cooking continues even
when you have taken the food out of the oven. Standing times specified in recipes
and in this booklet must therefore be respected to ensure:
• Even cooking of the food right to the centre
• The same temperature throughout the food
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COOKING/REHEATING
Your microwave oven has an inbuilt clock. When power is supplied, “:0”, “88:88” or
“12:00” is automatically displayed on the display.
Please set the current time. The time can be displayed in either the 24- hour or 12-hour
notation. You must set the clock:
• When you first install your microwave oven
• After a power failure
The following procedure explains how to cook or reheat food.
ALWAYS check your cooking settings before leaving the oven unattended.
First, place the food in the centre of the turntable. Then, close the door.
Do not forget to reset the clock when you switch to and from summer and winter
time.
1. To display the time in the...
24-hour notation.
12-hour notation.
Press the Clock button once or twice.
1. Press the Microwave button.
Result: The 800 W (maximum cooking power)
indications are displayed:
Select the appropriate power level by pressing
the Microwave button again until the
corresponding wattage is displayed. Refer to the
power level table on the next page.
04 OVEN USE
SETTING THE TIME
2. Set the cooking time by pressing the 10 min, 1 min and
10 s button.
2. Set the hour with the h button and the minutes with the min
button.
3. When the right time is displayed, press the Clock button
again to start the clock.
Result: The time is displayed whenever you are not
using the microwave oven.
3. Press the Start button.
Result: The oven light comes on and the turntable starts
rotating.
1) Cooking starts and when it has finished the
oven beeps four times.
2) The end reminder signal will beep 3 times
(once every minute).
3) The current time is displayed again.
Never switch the microwave oven on when it is empty.
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POWER LEVELS
STOPPING THE COOKING
You can choose among the power levels below.
You can stop cooking at any time to check the food.
Power level
Output
MWO
GRILL
HIGH
800 W
-
MEDIUM HIGH
600 W
-
MEDIUM
450 W
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MEDIUM LOW
300 W
-
DEFROST
180 W
-
LOW / KEEP WARM
100 W
-
GRILL
-
1100 W
COMBI I
600 W
1100 W
COMBI II
450 W
1100 W
COMBI III
300 W
1100 W
1. To stop temporarily;
Open the door.
Result: Cooking stops. To resume cooking, close the
door and press Start again.
2. To stop completely;
Press the Stop button.
Result: The cooking stops.
If you wish to cancel the cooking settings, press
the Stop button again.
You can cancel any setting before starting cooking by simply pressing Stop button.
SETTING THE ECO MODE
The oven has an ECO mode. This facility saves electricity when the oven is not in use.
• Press the Eco Mode button.
• To remove ECO mode, open the door and then display
shows current time. The oven is ready for use.
If you select higher power level, the cooking time must be decreased.
If you select lower power level, the cooking time must be increased.
Auto energy saving function
If you do not select any function when appliance is in the middle of setting or
operating with temporary stop condition, function is canceled and clock will be
displayed after 25 minutes.
Oven Lamp will be turned off after 5 minutes with door open condition.
ADJUSTING THE COOKING TIME
You can increase the cooking time by pressing the +30 s button once for each 30
seconds to be added.
1. Press the +30 s button once for each 30 seconds to be
added.
2. Press the Start button.
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USING THE INSTANT REHEAT/COOK FEATURES
With the Instant Reheat features, the cooking time is set automatically.
You can adjust the number of servings by pressing the appropriate Instant Reheat button
the required number of times.
First, place the food in the centre of the turntable and close the door.
Use only recipients that are microwave-safe.
Code/Food
Serving Size
1
Chilled Ready
Meals
300-350 g
400-450 g
2
Frozen Ready
Meals
3
Drinks
(Coffee, Milk,
Tea, Water
with Room
Temperature)
4
Frozen Mini
Quich/Pizza
5
Frozen Pasta
Gratin
6
Frozen Fish
Gratin
Instructions
Put on a ceramic plate and cover with microwave
cling film. This programme is suitable for meals
consisting of 3 components (e.g. meat with
sauce, vegetables and a side dish like potatoes,
rice or pasta). Stand for 3 minutes.
300-350 g
Take frozen ready meal and check if dish is
400-450 g
suitable for microwave. Pierce film of ready meal.
Put the frozen ready meal in the centre. This
programme is suitable for frozen ready meals
consisting of 3 components (e.g. meat with
sauce, vegetables and a side dish like potatoes,
rice or pasta). Stand for 4 minutes.
150 ml (1 cup) Pour in to a ceramic cup and reheat uncovered.
250 ml (1 mug) Place cup (150 ml) or mug (250 ml) in the
centre of turntable, Stir carefully before and after
standing time. Stand for 1-2 minutes.
04 OVEN USE
Press the Instant Reheat/Cook button which you want the
required number of times.
Result:Press Start button to start cooking. When it has
finished:
1) The oven beeps four times.
2) The end reminder signal will beep 3 times. (once
every minute)
3) The current time is displayed again.
Example: Press the Drinks button once times to reheat one
cups of coffee. Refer to the table on the next page
for further details.
The following table presents 6 Auto Reheat/Cook Programmes, quantities and
appropriate instructions.
150 g (4-6 pcs) Put the frozen mini-quiches or mini-pizzas evenly
250 g (7-9 pcs) on the rack.
200 g
400 g
200 g
400 g
Put the frozen pasta gratin into a suitable sized
glass pyrex dish. Put the dish on the rack. This
programme is suitable for frozen pasta gratin
such as lasagne, cannelloni or macaroni. Stand
for 2-3 minutes.
Put the frozen fish gratin into a suitable sized
glass pyrex dish. Put the dish on the rack. This
programme is suitable for frozen ready products
consisting o fish fillets topped with vegetables
and sauce. Stand for 2-3 minutes.
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USING THE AUTO POWER DEFROST FEATURES
The Auto power defrost features enable you to defrost meat, poultry, fish and bread/
cake. The defrost time and power level are set automatically.
You simply select the programme and the weight.
The following table presents the various Auto Power Defrost programmes, quantities and
appropriate instructions. Remove all kinds of package material before defrosting.
Place meat, poultry, fish and bread/cake on a ceramic plate.
First, place the frozen food in the centre of the turntable and close the door.
Code/Food
1. Select the type of food that you are cooking by pressing the
Power Defrost button one or more times. (Refer to the table on
the opposite page for further details.)
2. Select the food weight by pressing the Kg and 100g button. It is
possible to set up to a maximum of 1500 g.
Serving Size
Instructions
1
Meat
200-1500 g
2
Poultry
200-1500 g
3
Fish
200-1500 g
4
Bread/Cake
125-625 g
Shield the edges with aluminium foil. Turn the meat
over when the oven beeps. This programme is
suitable for beef, lamb, pork, steaks, chops and
minced meat. Stand for 20-60 minutes.
Shield the leg and wing tips with aluminium foil.
Turn the poultry over when the oven beeps. This
programme is suitable for whole chicken and
chicken portions. Stand for 20-60 minutes.
Shield the tail of the whole fish with aluminium
foil. Turn the fish over when the oven beeps. This
programme is suitable for whole fishes and fish
fillets. Stand for 20-50 minutes.
Put bread on a piece of kitchen paper and turn
over, as soon as the oven beeps. Place cake on
a ceramic plate and if possible, turn over, as soon
as the oven beeps. (Oven keeps operating and is
stopped, when you open the door. This programme
is suitable for all kinds of bread, sliced or whole, as
well as for bread rolls and baguettes. Arrange bread
rolls in a circle. This programme is suitable for all
kinds of yeast cake, biscuit, cheese cake and puff
pastry. It is not, suitable for short/crust pastry, fruit
and cream cakes as well as for cake with chocolate
topping. Stand for 5-20 minutes.
3. Press the Start button.
Result:
• Defrosting begins.
• The oven beeps halfway through defrosting
to remind you to turn the food over.
•Press Start button again to finish defrosting.
You can also defrost food manually. To do so, select the microwave cooking/reheating
function with a power level of 180 W. Refer to the section entitled “Cooking/Reheating” on
page 15 for further details.
Use only dishes that are microwave-safe.
Select the Manual Defrosting function with a power level of 180 W if you want to
defrost food manually. For further details on manual defrosting and defrosting time,
refer to the page 26-27.
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GRILLING
COMBINING MICROWAVES AND THE GRILL
The grill enables you to heat and brown food quickly, without using microwaves. To this
aim, a grill rack is supplied with your microwave oven.
You can also combine microwave cooking with the grill, to cook quickly and brown at the
same time.
ALWAYS use microwave-safe and oven-proof cookware. Glass or ceramic dishes
are ideal as they allow the microwaves to penetrate the food evenly.
ALWAYS use oven gloves when touching the recipients in the oven, as they will be
very hot.
1. Open the oven door. Place the food on the rack and the
rack on the turntable. Close the door.
2. Open the door and place the food on the rack.
3. Press the Grill button. Select the cooking time by pressing
the 10 min, 1 min and 10 s buttons.
(The maximun grilling time is 60 minute.)
4. Press the Start button.
Result: The oven light comes on and the turntable starts
rotating.
1) Cooking starts and when it has finished the
oven beeps four times.
2) The end reminder signal will beep 3 times
(once every minute).
3) The current time is displayed again.
Do not worry if the heater turns off and on while grilling. This system is designed to
prevent overheating of the oven.
Always use oven gloves when touching the dishes in the oven, as they will be very
hot.
04 OVEN USE
1. Preheat the grill to the required temperature, by pressing
the Grill, time settng (10 min, 1 min and 10 s) and Start
button.
2. Press the Combi button.
Result: The following indications are displayed:
Combi
600 W
(microwave and grill mode)
(out power)
3. Set the cooking time by pressing the 10 min, 1 min and
10 s buttons. The maximum cooking time is 60 minutes.
4. Press the Start button.
Result: Combination cooking starts. When it has
finished.
1) The oven beeps four times.
2) The end reminder signal will beep 3 times
(once every minute).
3) The current time is displayed again.
The maximum microwave power for the combined microwave and grill mode is
600 W.
Select the appropriate power level by pressing the Combi button again until the
corresponding power level is displayed.
You cannot set the temperature of the grill.
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MULTISTAGE COOKING
Your microwave oven can be programmed to cook food up to three stages.
7. Press the Start button.
Result: The three modes [defrosting and cooking (I, II)]
are selected one after the other. According to
the defrosting mode that you have chosen, the
oven may beep halfway through defrosting to
remind you to turn the food over. When cooking
is over, the oven beeps four times.
• The end reminder signal will beep 3 times
(once every minute).
• The current time is displayed again.
Example: Y
ou wish to defrost food and cook it without having to reset the oven after
each stage. You can thus defrost and cook a 500 g fish in three stages:
• Defrosting
• Cook I
• Cook II
You can set between two and three stages in multistage cooking.
If you set three stage, the first stage must be defrosting.
Don’t press Start button until you’ve set the final stage.
1. Press the Power Defrost button once or more times.
CHOOSING THE ACCESSORIES
Use microwave-safe recipients; do not use plastic containers,
dishes, paper cups, towels, etc.
2. Set the weight by pressing the Kg and 100g buttons the
appropriate number of times (500 g in the example).
If you wish to select the combined cooking mode (grill and
microwave), use only dishes that are microwave-safe and ovenproof.
3. Press the Microwave button.
The microwave mode (I) :
For further details on suitable cookware and utensils, refer to the Cookware Guide
on page 21-22.
; If necessary, set the power level by pressing the
Microwave button again one or more times. (600 W
in the example)
4. Set the cooking time by pressing the 10 min, 1 min and
10 s buttons the appropiate number of times (4 minutes in
the example).
5. Press the Grill button.
The grill mode (II):
6. Set the cooking time by pressing the 10 min, 1 min and
10 s buttons the appropiate number of times (5 minutes in
the example).
(The maximun grilling time is 60 minutes.)
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SWITCHING THE BEEPER OFF
You can switch the beeper off whenever you want.
2. To switch the beeper back on, press the Stop and Start
buttons again at the same time.
Result: The oven operates with the beeper on again.
• The following indication is displayed.
SAFETY-LOCKING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
Your microwave oven is fitted with a special Child Safety programme, which enables
the oven to be “locked” so that children or anyone unfamiliar with it cannot operate it
accidentally.
The oven can be locked at any time.
1. Press the Stop and Clock buttons at the same time.
Result: The oven is locked (no functions can be
selected).
• The display shows “L”.
2. To unlock the oven, press the Stop and Clock buttons
again at the same time.
Result: The oven can be used normally.
To cook food in the microwave oven, the microwaves must be able to penetrate the food,
without being reflected or absorbed by the dish used.
Care must therefore be taken when choosing the cookware. If the cookware is marked
microwave-safe, you do not need to worry.
The following table lists various types of cookware and indicates whether and how they
should be used in a microwave oven.
Cookware
Aluminum foil
Microwavesafe
✓✗
Browning plate
China and
earthenware
✓
✓
Disposable
polyester
cardboard dishes
Fast-food
packaging
✓
• Polystyrene cups
containers
• Paper bags or
newspaper
• Recycled paper or
metal trims
✓
Comments
Can be used in small quantities to protect
areas against overcooking. Arcing can occur
if the foil is too close to the oven wall or if
too much foil is used.
Do not preheat for more than eight minutes.
Porcelain, pottery, glazed earthenware
and bone china are usually suitable, unless
decorated with a metal trim.
Some frozen foods are packaged in these
dishes.
✗
Can be used to warm food. Overheating
may cause the polystyrene to melt.
May catch fire.
✗
May cause arcing.
05 COOKWARE GUIDE
1. Press the Stop and Start buttons at the same time.
Result: The oven will not beep each time you press a
button.
• The following indication is displayed.
cookware guide
(continued)
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Cookware
Microwavesafe
cooking guide
Comments
MICROWAVES
Glassware
• Oven-to-table
ware
• Fine glassware
✓
• Glass jars
✓
Can be used, unless decorated with a metal
trim.
Can be used to warm foods or liquids.
Delicate glass may break or crack if heated
suddenly.
Must remove the lid. Suitable for warming
only.
✓
Metal
• Dishes
• Freezer bag twist
ties
✗
✗
May cause arcing or fire.
✓
For short cooking times and warming. Also
to absorb excess moisture.
✗
May cause arcing.
✓
Particularly if heat-resistant thermoplastic.
Some other plastics may warp or discolour
at high temperatures. Do not use Melamine
plastic.
Can be used to retain moisture. Should not
touch the food. Take care when removing
the film as hot steam will escape.
Only if boilable or oven-proof. Should not be
airtight. Prick with a fork, if necessary.
Can be used to retain moisture and prevent
spattering.
Paper
• Plates, cups,
napkins and
Kitchen paper
• Recycled paper
Plastic
• Containers
• Cling film
✓
• Freezer bags
✓✗
Wax or greaseproof paper
✓
✓ : Recommended
✓✗
: Use Caution
Microwave energy actually penetrates food, attracted and absorbed by its water, fat and
sugar content.
The microwaves cause the molecules in the food to move rapidly. The rapid movement of
these molecules creates friction and the resulting heat cooks the food.
COOKING
Cookware for microwave cooking:
Cookware must allow microwave energy to pass through it for maximum efficiency.
Microwaves are reflected by metal, such as stainless steel, aluminium and copper, but
they can penetrate through ceramic, glass, porcelain and plastic as well as paper and
wood. So food must never be cooked in metal containers.
Food suitable for microwave cooking:
Many kinds of food are suitable for microwave cooking, including fresh or frozen
vegetables, fruit, pasta, rice, grains, beans, fish, and meat. Sauces, custard, soups,
steamed puddings, preserves, and chutneys can also be cooked in a microwave oven.
Generally speaking, microwave cooking is ideal for any food that would normally be
prepared on a hob. Melting butter or chocolate, for example (see the chapter with tips,
techniques and hints).
Covering during cooking
To cover the food during cooking is very important, as the evaporated water rises as
steam and contributes to cooking process. Food can be covered in different ways: e.g.
with a ceramic plate, plastic cover or microwave suitable cling film.
Standing times
After cooking is over food the standing time is important to allow the temperature to even
out within the food.
✗ : Unsafe
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Cooking guide for frozen vegetables
Cooking guide for rice and pasta
Use a suitable glass pyrex bowl with lid. Cook covered for the minimum time - see table.
Continue cooking to get the result you prefer.
Stir twice during cooking and once after cooking. Add salt, herbs or butter after cooking.
Cover during standing time.
Broccoli
Peas
Green Beans
Mixed
Vegetables
(Carrots/Peas/
Corn)
Mixed
Vegetables
(Chinese Style)
Serving Size
Power
Time (min.)
150 g
600 W
4½-5½
Instructions
Add 15 ml (1 tbsp) cold water. Stand for 2-3 minutes.
300 g
600 W
9-10
Instructions
Add 30 ml (2 tbsp) cold water. Stand for 2-3 minutes.
300 g
600 W
7½-8½
Instructions
Add 15 ml (1 tbsp) cold water. Stand for 2-3 minutes.
300 g
600 W
8-9
Instructions
Add 30 ml (2 tbsp) cold water. Stand for 2-3 minutes.
300 g
600 W
7½-8½
Instructions
Add 15 ml (1 tbsp) cold water. Stand for 2-3 minutes.
300 g
600 W
8-9
Instructions
Add 15 ml (1 tbsp) cold water. Stand for 2-3 minutes.
Pasta :
Use a large glass pyrex bowl with lid - rice doubles in volume during
cooking. Cook covered.
After the cooking time is over, stir before standing time and salt or add
herbs and butter.
Remark: the rice may not have absorbed all water after the cooking time
is finished.
Use a large glass pyrex bowl. Add boiling water, a pinch of salt and stir
well. Cook uncovered.
Stir occasionally during and after cooking. Cover during standing time
and drain thoroughly afterwards.
Food
White Rice
(Parboiled)
Brown Rice
(Parboiled)
Mixed Rice
(Rice + Wild Rice)
Mixed Corn
(Rice + Grain)
Pasta
Serving Size
Power
250 g
800 W
Instructions
Add 500 ml cold water. Stand for 5 minutes.
250 g
800 W
Instructions
Add 500 ml cold water. Stand for 5 minutes.
250 g
800 W
Instructions
Add 500 ml cold water. Stand for 5 minutes.
250 g
800 W
Instructions
Add 400 ml cold water. Stand for 5 minutes.
250 g
800 W
Instructions
Add 1000 ml hot water. Stand for 5 minutes.
Time (min.)
16-17
06 COOKING GUIDE
Food
Spinach
Rice :
21-22
17-18
18-19
11-12
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Cooking guide for fresh vegetables
Use a suitable glass pyrex bowl with lid. Add 30-45 ml cold water (2-3 tbsp.) for
every 250 g unless another water quantity is recommended - see table. Cook
covered for the minimum time - see table. Continue cooking to get the result you
prefer. Stir once during and once after cooking. Add salt, herbs or butter after
cooking. Cover during a standing time of 3 minutes.
Hint :
Cut the fresh vegetables into even sized pieces. The smaller they are
cut, the quicker they will cook.
Food
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Carrots
Cauliflower
Courgettes
Egg Plants
Serving Size
Power
Food
Leeks
Mushrooms
Time (min.)
250 g
4-4½
800 W
500 g
7-7½
Instructions
Prepare even sized florets. Arrange the stems to the centre.
Stand for 3 minutes.
250 g
800 W
5½-6½
Onions
Instructions
Add 60-75 ml (5-6 tbsp.) water. Stand for 3 minutes.
250 g
800 W
4½-5
Instructions
Cut carrots into even sized slices. Stand for 3 minutes.
250 g
5-5½
800 W
500 g
8½-9
Instructions
Prepare even sized florets. Cut big florets into halves. Arrange
stems to the centre. Stand for 3 minutes.
250 g
800 W
3½-4
Instructions
Cut courgettes into slices. Add 30 ml (2 tbsp.) water or a knob
of butter. Cook until just tender. Stand for 3 minutes.
250 g
800 W
3½-4
Instructions
Cut egg plants into small slices and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon
lemon juice. Stand for 3 minutes.
(continued)
Pepper
Potatoes
Turnip Cabbage
Serving Size
Power
Time (min.)
250 g
800 W
4½-5
Instructions
Cut leeks into thick slices. Stand for 3 minutes.
125 g
1½-2
800 W
250 g
3-3½
Instructions
Prepare small whole or sliced mushrooms. Do not add any
water. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Spice with salt and pepper.
Drain before serving. Stand for 3 minutes.
250 g
800 W
5½-6
Instructions
Cut onions into slices or halves. Add only 15 ml (1 tbsp.) water.
Stand for 3 minutes.
250 g
800 W
4½-5
Instructions
Cut pepper into small slices. Stand for 3 minutes.
250 g
4-5
800 W
500 g
7½-8½
Instructions
Weigh the peeled potatoes and cut them into similar sized
halves or quarters. Stand for 3 minutes.
250 g
800 W
5-5½
Instructions
Cut turnip cabbage into small cubes. Stand for 3 minutes.
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REHEATING BABY FOOD
Your microwave oven will reheat food in a fraction of the time that conventional ovens
hobs normally take.
Use the power levels and reheating times in the following chart as a guide. The times in
the chart consider liquids with a room temperature of about +18 to +20 °C or a chilled
food with a temperature of about +5 to +7 °C.
BABY FOOD: Empty into a deep ceramic plate. Cover with plastic lid. Stir well after
reheating!
Let stand for 2-3 minutes before serving. Stir again and check the temperature.
Recommended serving temperature: between 30-40 °C.
BABY MILK: Pour milk into a sterilised glass bottle. Reheat uncovered. Never heat a
baby’s bottle with teat on, as the bottle may explode if overheated. Shake well before
standing time and again before serving ! Always carefully check the temperature of baby
milk or food before giving it to the baby. Recommended serving temperature: ca. 37 °C.
Arranging and covering
Avoid reheating large items such as joint of meat – they tend to overcook and dry out
before the centre is piping hot. Reheating small pieces will be more successful.
Power levels and stirring
Some foods can be reheated using 800 W power while others should be reheated using
600 W, 450 W or even 300 W.
Check the tables for guidance. In general, it is better to reheat food using a lower power
level, if the food is delicate, in large quantities, or if it is likely to heat up very quickly
(mince pies, for example).
Stir well or turn food over during reheating for best results. When possible, stir again
before serving.
Take particular care when heating liquids and baby foods. To prevent eruptive boiling
of liquids and possible scalding, stir before, during and after heating. Keep them in the
microwave oven during standing time. We recommend putting a plastic spoon or glass
stick into the liquids. Avoid overheating (and therefore spoiling) the food.
It is preferable to underestimate cooking time and add extra heating time, if necessary.
Heating and standing times
When reheating food for the first time, it is helpful to make a note of the time taken – for
future reference.
Always make sure that the reheated food is piping hot throughout.
Allow food to stand for a short time after reheating - to let the temperature even out.
The recommended standing time after reheating is 2-4 minutes, unless another time is
recommended in the chart.
Take particular care when heating liquids and baby food. See also the chapter with the
safety precautions.
REMARK:
Baby food particularly needs to be checked carefully before serving to prevent burns.
Use the power levels and times in the next table as a guide lines for reheating.
Reheating baby food and milk
06 COOKING GUIDE
REHEATING
Use the power levels and times in this table as guide lines for reheating.
Food
Baby Food
(Vegetables +
Meat)
Baby Porridge
(Grain + Milk +
Fruit)
Baby Milk
REHEATING LIQUIDS
Always allow a standing time of at least 20 seconds after the oven has been switched off
to allow the temperature to even out. Stir during heating, if necessary, and ALWAYS stir
after heating. To prevent eruptive boiling and possible scalding, you should put a spoon
or glass stick into the beverages and stir before, during and after heating.
Serving Size
Power
Time
190 g
600 W
30 sec.
Instructions
Empty into ceramic deep plate. Cook covered. Stir after cooking
time. Before serving, stir well and check the temperature
carefully. Stand for 2-3 minutes.
190 g
600 W
20 sec.
Instructions
Empty into ceramic deep plate. Cook covered. Stir after cooking
time. Before serving, stir well and check the temperature
carefully. Stand for 2-3 minutes.
100 ml
30-40 sec.
300 W
200 ml
50 sec. to 1 min.
Instructions
Stir or shake well and pour into a sterilized glass bottle. Place
into the centre of turn-table. Cook uncovered. Shake well and
stand for at least 3 minutes. Before serving, shake well and
check the temperature carefully. Stand for 2-3 minutes.
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MANUAL DEFROSTING
Reheating Liquids and Food
Use the power levels and times in this table as a guide lines for reheating.
Food
Drinks (Coffee,
Tea and Water)
Soup (Chilled)
Stew (Chilled)
Pasta with
Sauce (Chilled)
Filled Pasta with
Sauce (Chilled)
Plated Meal
(Chilled)
Serving Size
Power
Time (min.)
150 ml (1 cup)
1-1½
800 W
250 ml (1 mug)
1½-2
Instructions
Pour in to a ceramic cup and reheat uncovered.
Place cup (150 ml) or mug (250 ml) in the centre of turntable,
Stir carefully before and after standing time.
Stand for 1-2 minutes.
250 g
800 W
3-3½
Instructions
Pour into a deep ceramic plate. Cover with plastic lid.
Stir well after reheating. Stir again before serving.
Stand for 2-3 minutes.
350 g
600 W
5½-6½
Instructions
Put stew in a deep ceramic plate. Cover with plastic lid.
Stir occasionally during reheating and again before standing and
serving. Stand for 2-3 minutes.
350 g
600 W
4½-5½
Instructions
Put pasta (e.g. spaghetti or egg noodles) on a flat ceramic plate.
Cover with microwave cling film. Stir before serving. Stand for
3 minutes.
350 g
600 W
5-6
Instructions
Put filled pasta (e.g. ravioli, tortellini) in a deep ceramic plate.
Cover with plastic lid. Stir occasionally during reheating and
again before standing and serving. Stand for 3 minutes.
350 g
600 W
5½-6½
Instructions
Plate a meal of 2-3 chilled components on a ceramic dish.
Cover with microwave cling-film. Stand for 3 minutes.
Microwaves are an excellent way of defrosting frozen food. Microwaves gently defrost
frozen food in a short period of time. This can be of great advantage, if unexpected
guests suddenly show up.
Frozen poultry must be thoroughly thawed before cooking. Remove any metal ties and
take it out of any wrapping to allow thawed liquid to drain away.
Put the frozen food on a dish without cover. Turn over half way, drain off any liquid and
remove any giblets as soon as possible.
Check the food occasionally to make sure that it does not feel warm.
If smaller and thinner parts of the frozen food start to warm up, they can be shield by
wrapping very small strips of aluminium foil around them during defrosting.
Should poultry start to warm up on the outer surface, stop thawing and allow it to stand
for 20 minutes before continuing.
Leave the fish, meat and poultry to stand in order to complete defrosting. The standing
time for complete defrosting will vary depending on the quantity defrosted. Please refer to
the table below.
Hint :
Flat food defrosts better than thick and smaller quantities need less time
than bigger ones. Remember this hint while freezing and defrosting food.
For defrosting of frozen food with a temperature of about -18 to -20 °C, use the following
table as a guide.
Food
Meat
Minced Beef
Pork Steaks
Serving Size
Power
Time (min.)
250 g
500 g
180 W
6½-7½
10-12
250 g
180 W
7½-8½
Instructions
Place the meat on a flat ceramic plate. Shield thinner edges
with aluminium foil. Turn over after half of defrosting time!
Stand for 5-25 minutes.
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GRILL
Food
Poultry
Chicken Pieces
Fish
Fish Fillets
Fruits
Berries
Power
Time (min.)
500 g (2 pcs)
180 W
14½-15½
900 g
180 W
28-30
Instructions
First, put chicken pieces first skin-side down, whole chicken
first breast-side-down on a flat ceramic plate. Shield the
thinner parts like wings and ends with aluminium foil. Turn
over after half of defrosting time! Stand for 15-40 minutes.
200 g (2 pcs)
180 W
6-7
400 g (4 pcs)
12-13
Instructions
Put frozen fish in the middle of a flat ceramic plate. Arrange
the thinner parts under the thicker parts. Shield narrow ends
with aluminium foil. Turn over after half of defrosting time!
Stand for 5-15 minutes.
250 g
180 W
6-7
Instructions
Distribute fruits on a flat, round glass dish (with a large
diameter). Stand for 5-10 minutes.
Bread
Bread Rolls (Each
about 50 g)
2 pcs
4 pcs
180 W
½-1
2-2½
Toast/Sandwich
250 g
180 W
4½-5
500 g
180 W
8-10
German Bread
(Wheat + Rye Flour)
Instructions
Arrange rolls in a circle or bread horizontally on kitchen paper
in the middle of turntable. Turn over after half of defrosting
time! Stand for 5-20 minutes.
The grill-heating element is located underneath the ceiling of the cavity. It operates while
the door is closed and the turntable is rotating. The turntable’s rotation makes the food
brown more evenly. Preheating the grill for 3-4 minutes will make the food brown more
quickly.
Cookware for grilling:
Should be flameproof and may include metal. Do not use any type of plastic cookware,
as it can melt.
Food suitable for grilling:
Chops, sausages, steaks, hamburgers, bacon and gammon rashers, thin fish portions,
sandwiches and all kinds of toast with toppings.
Important remark:
Please remember that food must be placed on the high rack, unless another instruction
is recommended.
MICROWAVE + GRILL
06 COOKING GUIDE
Whole Chicken
Serving Size
This cooking mode combines the radiant heat that is coming from the grill with the speed
of microwave cooking. It operates only while the door is closed and the turntable is
rotating. Due to the rotation of the turntable, the food browns evenly. Three combination
modes are available with this model: 600 W + Grill, 450 W + Grill and 300 W + Grill.
Cookware for cooking with microwave + grill
Please use cookware that microwaves can pass through. Cookware should be
flameproof. Do not use metal cookware with combination mode. Do not use any type of
plastic cookware, as it can melt.
Food suitable for microwave + grill cooking:
Food suitable for combination mode cooking include all kinds of cooked food which
need reheating and browning (e.g. baked pasta), as well as foods which require a short
cooking time to brown the top of the food. Also, this mode can be used for thick food
portions that benefit from a browned and crispy top (e.g. chicken pieces, turning them
over half way through cooking). Please refer to the grill table for further details.
Important remark:
The food should be placed on the high rack, unless another instruction is recommended.
Otherwise it has to be placed directly on the turntable. Please refer to the instructions in
the following chart.
The food must be turned over, if it is to be browned on both sides.
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Grill Guide for frozen food
Grill Guide for fresh food
Use the power levels and times in this table as guide lines for grilling.
Preheat the grill with the grill-function for 4 minutes.
Use the power levels and times in this table as guide lines for grilling.
Frozen Food
Bread Rolls
(Each ca. 50 g)
Baguettes +
Topping
(Tomatoes,
Cheese, Ham,
Mushrooms)
Gratin
(Vegetables or
Potatoes)
Pasta
(Cannelloni,
Macaroni,
Lasagne)
Chicken
Nuggets
Oven Chips
Serving
Size
Power
1 step (min.)
2 step (min.)
MW + Grill
300 W + Grill
Grill only
2 pcs
1-1½
1-2
4 pcs
2-2½
1-2
Instructions
Arrange rolls in a circle on rack. Grill the second side of the rolls
up to the crisp you prefer. Stand for 2-5 minutes.
250-300 g
450 W + Grill
8-9
(2 pcs)
Instructions
Put 2 frozen baguettes side by side on the rack. After grilling
stand for 2-3 minutes.
400 g
450 W + Grill
13-14
Instructions
Put frozen gratin into a small, round glass pyrex dish. Put the
dish on the rack. After cooking stand for 2-3 minutes.
400 g
MW + Grill
600 W + Grill
Grill only
14-15
2-3
Instructions
Put frozen pasta into a small flat rectangular glass pyrex dish.
Put the dish directly on the turntable.
After cooking stand for 2-3 minutes.
250 g
450 W + Grill
5-5½
3-3½
Instructions
Put chicken nuggets on the rack.
250 g
450 W + Grill
9-11
4-5
Instructions
Put oven chips evenly on baking paper on the rack.
Fresh Food
Toast Slices
Bread Rolls
(Already Baked)
Grilled
Tomatoes
Toast Hawaii
(Pineapple,
Ham, Cheese
Slices)
Baked Potatoes
Serving
Size
Power
1 step (min.)
2 step (min.)
4 pcs
Grill only
4-5
4½-5½
(each 25 g)
Instructions
Put the toast slices side by side on the rack.
2-4 pieces
Grill only
2-3
2-3
Instructions
Put bread rolls first with the bottom side up in a circle directly on
the turntable.
MW + Grill
300 W + Grill
Grill only
200 g (2 pcs)
4½-5½
2-3
400 g (4 pcs)
7-8
Instructions
Cut tomatoes into halves. Put some cheese on top. Arrange in a
circle in a flat glass pyrex dish. Place it on the rack.
2 pcs (300 g) 450 W + Grill
3½-4
Instructions
Toast the bread slices first. Put the toast with topping on the
rack. Put 2 toasts opposite directly on the rack. Stand for
2-3 minutes.
250 g
600 W + Grill
4½-5½
500 g
8-9
Instructions
Cut potatoes into halves. Put them in a circle on the rack with the
cut side to the grill.
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TIPS AND TRICKS
Fresh Food
Chicken Pieces
Pork Steaks
Baked Apples
Power
1 step (min.)
2 step (min.)
450-500 g
300 W + Grill
10-12
12-13
(2 pcs)
Instructions
Prepare chicken pieces with oil and spices. Put them in a circle
with the bones to the middle. Put one chicken piece not into the
centre of the rack. Stand for 2-3 minutes.
400 g (4 pcs)
Grill only
12-15
9-12
Instructions
Brush the lamb chops with oil and spices. Lay them in a circle on
the rack. After grilling stand for 2-3 minutes.
250 g (2 pcs)
MW + Grill
300 W + Grill
Grill only
7-8
6-7
Instructions
Brush the pork steaks with oil and spices. Lay them in a circle on
the rack. After grilling stand for 2-3 minutes.
1 apple
300 W + Grill
4-4½
(ca. 200 g)
2 apples
6-7
(ca. 400 g)
Instructions
Core the apples and fill them with raisins and jam. Put some
almond slices on top. Put apples on a flat glass pyrex dish.
Place the dish directly on the turntable.
MELTING BUTTER
Put 50g butter into a small deep glass dish. Cover with plastic lid.
Heat for 30-40 seconds using 800 W, until butter is melted.
MELTING CHOCOLATE
Put 100 g chocolate into a small deep glass dish.
Heat for 3-5 minutes, using 450 W until chocolate is melted.
Stir once or twice during melting. Use oven gloves while taking out!
06 COOKING GUIDE
Lamb Chops/
Beef Steaks
(Medium)
Serving
Size
MELTING CRYSTALLIZED HONEY
Put 20 g crystallized honey into a small deep glass dish.
Heat for 20-30 seconds using 300 W, until honey is melted.
MELTING GELATINE
Lay dry gelatine sheets (10 g) for 5 minutes into cold water.
Put drained gelatine into a small glass pyrex bowl.
Heat for 1 minute using 300 W.
Stir after melting.
COOKING GLAZE/ICING (FOR CAKE AND GATEAUX)
Mix instant glaze (approximately 14 g) with 40 g sugar and 250 ml cold water.
Cook uncovered in a glass pyrex bowl for 3½ to 4½ minutes using 800 W, until glaze/
icing is transparent. Stir twice during cooking.
COOKING JAM
Put 600 g fruits (for example mixed berries) in a suitable sized glass pyrex bowl with lid.
Add 300 g preserving sugar and stir well.
Cook covered for 10-12 minutes using 800 W.
Stir several times during cooking. Empty directly into small jam glasses with twist-off lids.
Stand on lid for 5 minutes.
COOKING PUDDING
Mix pudding powder with sugar and milk (500 ml) by following the manufacturers
instructions and stir well. Use a suitable sized glass pyrex bowl with lid.
Cook covered for 6½ to 7½ minutes using 800 W.
Stir several times well during cooking.
BROWNING ALMOND SLICES
Spread 30 g sliced almonds evenly on a medium sized ceramic plate.
Stir several times during browning for 3½ to 4½ minutes using 600 W.
Let it stand for 2-3 minutes in the oven. Use oven gloves while taking out!
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troubleshooting
Sparking and cracking occur inside the oven (arcing).
• Have you used a dish with metal trimmings?
• Have you left a fork or other metal utensil inside the oven?
• Is aluminum foil too close to the inside walls?
If you have any of the problems listed below try the solutions given.
This is normal.
• Condensation inside the oven.
• Air flow around the door and outer casing.
• Light reflection around the door and outer casing.
• Steam escaping from around the door or vents.
The oven does not start when you press the Start button.
• Is the door completely closed?
The food is not cooked at all.
• Have you set the timer correctly and/or pressed the Start button?
• Is the door closed?
• Have you overloaded the electric circuit and caused a fuse to blow or a breaker to be
triggered?
Smoke and bad smell when initial operating.
• It’s a temporary condition by new component heating. Smoke and smell
will disappear completely after 10 minutes operation.
To remove smell more quickly, please operate microwave oven with
putting lemon formation or lemon juice in the cabinet.
The food is either overcooked or undercooked.
• Was the appropriate cooking length set for the type of food?
• Was an appropriate power level chosen?
If the above guidelines do not enable you to solve the problem, then contact your
local SAMSUNG customer service centre.
Please have the following information read;
• The model and serial numbers, normally printed on the rear of the oven
• Your warranty details
• A clear description of the problem
Then contact your local dealer or SAMSUNG aftersales service.
The oven causes interference with radios or televisions.
• Slight interference may be observed on televisions or radios when the oven
is operating. This is normal. To solve this problem, install the oven away from
televisions, radios and aerials.
• If interference is detected by the oven’s microprocessor, the display may be reset. To
solve this problem, disconnect the power plug and reconnect it. Reset the time.
The light bulb is not working.
• The Light bulb should not be replaced in person for safety reasons.
Please contact nearest authorised Samsung customer care, to arrange
for a qualified engineer to replace the bulb.
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technical specifications
MEMO
SAMSUNG strives to improve its products at all times. Both the design specifications and
these user instructions are thus subject to change without notice.
Model
GE83X
230 V ~ 50 Hz
Power consumption
Microwave
Grill
Combined mode
1200 W
1100 W
2300 W
Output power
100 W / 800 W (IEC-705)
Operating frequency
2450 MHz
Magnetron
OM75P (31)
Cooling method
Cooling fan motor
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Outside
Oven cavity
489 x 275 x 354 mm
330 x 211 x 324 mm
Volume
23 liter
Weight
Net
13 kg approx
07 TROUBLESHOOTING & TECHNICAL SPEC
Power source
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