Download Tricity Bendix owners manual 2066 user guide

Download Tricity Bendix owners manual 2066 user guide
 An Introduction to
This booklet has been written as a guide to help you to benefit from your new
microwave cooker. The family will be able to enjoy all of their old favourite recipes,
as well as many new ones, and cooked in just a fraction of the time normally spent
in meal preparation.
The kitchen will remain cooler as with microwave cooking the heat is generated only
inthe foods being cooked. There may be some transfer of heat from foods to dishes,
but the air inside the oven remains cool. Microwave cooking is so convenient. Some
foods can be cooked in their serving dishes, Many foods can be prepared ahead of
time and reheated without loss of quality, colour or flavour. A latecomer can have
a piping hot meal in a matter of minutes, by simply placing the complete meal onto
a plate in the microwave cooker and setting the time for 4 or 5 minutes. For quick
heating, even paper plates can be used.
The microwave cooker is so easy to keep clean. No harsh scrubbing or lengthy
cleaning sessions, Since there is-little heat in the oven, spillage and splatters will
not burn on. Soap and water cleaning is all that should be necessary.
Microwave cooking is so fast, some foods taste better. When foods are cooked
quickly, they retain their natural flavour and moisture. Before starting to cook with
your new microwave cooker, we would suggest that you read this booklet. In this
book there are many general cooking hints to help you make the best use of this
exciting newappliance.
We hope that you enjoy your new microwave cooker. Our staff, whether Home
Economist, Sales or Service will always be pleased to give advice that will help you
to getthe maximum satisfaction from your cooker.
What is Microwave Energy?
Microwave energy is produced by high
frequency radio waves. These waves
enter the oven cavity and are reflected
from metal, but will pass through
materials such as paper, glassware,
china, pottery, plastic and wooden
baskets. As the waves come into
contact with the food, they are
converted into heat energy. Only when
these waves are absorbed is heat
produced.
The process of microwave cooking
differs from that of conventional
cooking. In the conventional oven, the
air inside the oven must be heated and
then this heat is transferred to the food
product. In microwave cooking, heat
energy is produced directly as the
microwaves are absorbed by the food
resulting in a faster and more efficient
method of cooking.
The energy must penetrate the food
from the outer surface; thus, the outer
surface of the food may receive more
heat than will the centre. This is why
some recipes will recommend stirring -
foods during cooking and a ‘heat
equalizing time' is suggested at the
completion of the microwave cooking.
The automatic turntable which rotates
the food during cooking gives more
even results. :
Changes which take place in the food
are similar to those which occur in
conventional cooking.
Installation of the Microwave Cooker
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
IMPORTANT
This microwave cooker has been designed for Use in a domestic household, Therefore the
guarantee supplied with this appliance may be invalidated if it has been used in a commercial
or catering application.
If this appliance is fitted with a non-rewireable plug for which your socket is unsuitable the
plug should be cut off and an appropriate plug fitted. The removed plug should be disposed
of Bs insertion of the plug into a 13 A socket is likely to cause an electrical hazard. If it is
necessary to change the fuse in a non-rewireable plug the fuse cover must be refitted. If the
fuse cover is lost or damaged the plug must not be used until a replacement is obtained.
Replacement fuse covers are available from TEDAS, Limberline Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth,
Hants. Tel: 0705 664466. It is important that the colour of the replacement fuse cover
corresponds with the coloured insertor as embossed in words on the base of the plug,
IMPORTANT: The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:-
GREEN AND YELLOW EARTH
BLUE NEUTRAL
BROWN LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:-
The wire which is coloured green and yellow must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter ‘E’ or by the ‘Earth’ symbol or coloured green or coloured green
andyellow.
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter ‘N’ or coloured black. The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter ‘L’ orcoloured red.
The appliance must be protected by a 13 A ASTA approved (BS1362) fuse if a 13 A (BS1363)
plug or a non-rewireable plug is used or if any other type of plug is used by a 15 A fuse either
inthe plug or adaptor or atthe distribution board.
We recommend that the installation be checked by a qualified electrician who can ensure that
the appliance is operating satisfactorily and thatit has notbeen damaged in transit.
A minimum air space of 2" (5 cms) must be maintained between the sides and back of the
appliance and adjacent vertical surfaces and between the top of the appliance and any
overhanging horizontal surfaces such as shelves.
Ensure that there are no restrictions preventing air circulation to the cooling vents on the top,
rearand base of the appliance. Do not place tea towels or utensils overthe cooling vents.
The BEAB approval of this appliance only remains valid if the appliance is installed in
accordance with the above installation instructions or in accordance with the installation
instructions fora BEAB approved builtin kit specifically intended for use with this appliance.
SAFETY:
DO NOT OPERATE THE COOKERWHEN EMPTY (See page 39)
Ensure that the door seal is clean before use, clean with a warm soapy cloth, Do not use
abrasives, The door seal should be checked for damage at regular intervals. Do not operate
the oven if the door seal is damaged until it has been repaired by a service technician trained
by TEDAS Ltd. It is dangerous for anyone other than a service technician trained by TEDAS
Ltd., to perform repair service on this appliance. For service contact the nearest TEDAS Service
Depot.
This appliance complies with the Radio Interference requirements
of EEC Directive 82/499/EEC
Features and Specifications
Features
The Tricity 2066 senses the vapour and gas given off from food during cooking
and automatically calculates cooking time and power level. This takes out the
calculation or guesswork from microwave cookery - the 2006 decides for how
long, on what power level for a given quantity of food.
There are 10 Sensor Cook Programmes which cover ten popular food
categories. The foods catergorised under the various sensor cook programmes
are only guidelines. You may wish to experiment and cook foods on different
settings if they are not cooked to your satisfaction on the suggested setting.
When using sensor cook settings ensure you follow the guidelines laid down on
page 24.
There are 6 Sensor Temperature Fresh and 5 Sensor Temperature Frozen
settings. These settings automatically decide correct cookery time and power
level for all joints of meat.
The touch control microprocessor control panel makes possible a wide variety
of cooking programmes. Thisincludes the multisequence cooking feature.
Removable temperature probe for cooking by temperature.
Variable power cooking control for choosing rate of microwave cooking: HIGH,
MEDIUM HIGH, MEDIUM, MEDIUM LOW DEFROST and HOLD.
Automatic defrost cycle at MEDIUM LOW DEFROST setting.
Auto start for delayed cooking.
The glass turntable provides uniform cookery as it automatically turns the food.
Lighted digital display for accurate, precise time and temperature settings and
cooking instructions.
Oven lamp to view foods as they cook.
Oven Diagram
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Oven door with see through window.
Oven lamp. The lamp will light when the door is opened or when ovens in operation.
Removable glass turntable.
Temperature probe receptacle.
Removable temperature probe.
Door latches. The oven will not operate unless the door is securely closed.
One touch push button door. Push to open door.
Exhaust vents.
Touch control panel.
Touch Panel
- SENSOR COOK
1 Fresh veg. & fruit
*2 Baked potatoes
3 Frozen vegetables
4 Frozen foods
SRcheat
6 Sauces
7 Bacon
8 Beefburgers
9 Meat portions
OFresh fish
INDICATORS
Indicator lights for variable cooking,
sensor, temp, auto start and cook.
LIGHTED DIGITAL DISPLAY
Shows readout of cooking time,
temperature, sensor setting or time of
day. Also gives cooking instruction
e.g. probe, stir, stand cover, turn over
etc.
SENSORCOOKPAD
Touch to select Sensor Cook setting 1-
0.
NUMBERPADS
Touch to enter cooking times,
temperature settings, clock time or
sensor settings.
SENSORTEMP PAD
(FRESH/FROZEN)
Touch to select Sensor Temp settings
for fresh or frozen meats, poultry or
simmering. Insert temperature probe
whenindicated on display.
PROGRAMME SELECTOR PADS
Touch to set clock, auto start, timer/
hold ortemperature.
VARIABLE COOKING CONTROL
PADS
Touch to select power setting. If not
touched, HIGH is automatically
selected.
COOKPAD
Touch to startoven.
STOP/CLEARPAD
Touch to erase during programming.
Touch once to stop operation of oven
during cooking; touch twice to cancel
cooking programme.
Steps for Cooking
Throughout your Tricity Microwave Cookbook you will find step by step directions
foreach recipe. Basic instructions follow. |
1. Make surethecookeris plugged into a power point.
When the cooker is plugged in, the display y will show 88:38 ] , flashing on and
off each second. Touch the[ _ctear |] pad; will appear.
2. Always make certain the glass turntable is seated and in place. The cooker
should not be used without the turntable in place, and it should never be
restricted so thatitcannot rotate.
3. The Variable Cooking Control on your Tricity Microwave cooker allows you to
select the amount of microwave energy and the rate of cooking or defrosting.
There are five levels or settings for cooking: HIGH, MEDIUM HIGH, MEDIUM,
MEDIUM LOW DEFROST, AND HOLD.
4. Besureto select the recommended power level before beginning to cook. Refer
to Operation of Touch Control Panel for proper procedure. If you do not touch
a setting on the Variable Cooking Control Panel, the oven will automatically
cook on HIGH (100%). As you become more familiar with the use of the Variable
Cooking Control and microwave cooking, you will be able to judge which power
level to use for various foods.
5, Iffooddoes notseemto be heating properly, check the Variable Cooking Control
isonthe propersetting.
6. The cooker is programmed by touching the appropriate Touch pads. Read
Operation of Touch Control Panel for complete instructions.
Microwave energy does not enter the oven until the door is closed, the cooker is
programmed, and the ‘COOK’ button touched. Whenever the door is opened, there
is no more energy being produced in the oven. The screen on the door is designed
to allow you to check foods periodically during the cooking process. The screen will
reflectthe energy away fromthe door.
Although the microwave energy passes through most cooking utensils without
heating them, for long cooking times the dishes will become heated by the natural
transfer of heat from the food to the dish and the use of oven gloves is advisable.
After longer cooking times, the removable glass turntable may be hot. Some
utensils, however, may be removed from the oven without the use of oven gloves.
Operation of Touch Control Panel
Your new Tricity 2066 Gas Sensor Microwave cooker uses a microprocessor, the
electronic brain that provides a wide variety of cooking programmes which could
not be achieved by conventional cooking methods. The operation of the cooker is
controlled by touching the appropriate pads arranged on the surface of the control
panel. The lighted digital readout will display the cooking time, temperature,
memory or time of day, and indicator lights show the variable cooking setting or
cooking function you have programmed.
An audible entry signal tone should be heard each time you touch the control panel
to make acorrectentry. If youdonothearthissound
1) you have notused enough pressure in touching the pad,
2) youhave made more entries thanthe control panel will accept,
3) you have made an incorrect entry.
In addition to the entry signal tone, an audible signal will sound for approximately
2 seconds at the end ofthe cooking cycle,
The following pages give complete instructions for using the Touch Control system.
Please use these instructions and practice programming the cooker step by step
until you are thoroughly familiar with its operation.
In giving directions, examples of foods have been used so that you may become
familiar with the practical uses for these features. However, we suggest that you first
practice operating the cooker with one cup of water inside rather than food. Do not
operate the cooker empty.
* Youcannot programme the cookerifthe dooris notclosed tightly.
* During cooking, the programme cannot be changed until the door is opened, or
STOP/CLEAR pad is touched. All functions are locked in to prevent accidental
changes.
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To Setthe Clock
Your microwave cooker functions as a clock to keep the time of day. To set the clock,
follow this procedure. When cooker is plugged in, the display will show ss:es |,
flashing on and off each second. Touch plvaged in pad; will appear.
Xx Suppose you want to enter the correct time of day 12:30 (A.M. or P.M.)
Steps Procedure Pad Order Display
1." | Touch the CLOCK pad.
CLOCK | |
2. | Enterthecorrecttime of day by
touching the numbers in sequence. 1
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3. | Touchthe CLOCK pad again
CLOCK | KC: 30 |
The clock is now set and will keep the time of day. If power to the unit is interrupted,
the display will intermittently show|[ ssss_] after the power is reinstated. To reset
the clock, touch _ctear_] pad and then repeat the steps above.
NOTE: This is a 12 hour clock] error ] will appear in the readout if you attempt to
enter an incorrect clock time. For example, if you attempt to enter 8:61 or 13:00,
indicating an error will appear. To erase[_error_] touch _ctear | pad. If you
accidently touch more than 4 number pads, the last 4 numbers you have touched
will appear onthe display.
To Cook at Full Power
Many foods are cooked at HIGH (100% power) for best results. The Variable Cooking
Control allows you to select the rate of microwave cooking, but the cooker will
automatically operate at HIGH if no Variable Cooking Control pad is touched. If you
wish to cook on HIGH, it is not necessary to touch the
pad. For other Variable Cooking Controls levels, the desired setting
must be entered.
* Suppose youwantto heat 2 cups coffee for 1 minutes 30 seconds at HIGH (100%)
Steps Procedure Pad Order Display
1. |Enterdesired cookingtime.
1
1.30)
3
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2. {Touch COOK pad.
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The cooking time will countdown to zero. When the timer reaches zero, the indicator
~ will go out and signal will sound. The time of day will reappear on the display.
Microwave energy will stop.
Variable Power Cooking
The Variable Cooking Control on your oven allows you to select the rate of cooking.
Approximate percentage
of Microwave power
HIGH 100%
MEDIUM HIGH 70%
MEDIUM 50%
MEDIUM LOW DEFROST 30%
HOLD 0%
Some foods give best results when cooked more slowly at a lower cooking power.
Your cookbook will indicate the recommended variable setting for each récipe. See
your Tricity Microwave Cookbook for guidelines on how to use the Variable Gooking
Control. |
* Suppose youwantto heat soup for 2 minutes 15 seconds at MEDIUM HIGH.
Steps Procedure Pad Orddr Display
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1. Enter desired cooking time.
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2. Select desired Variable Cooking re
ontrol setting.
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3. | Touch Cook pad. mon
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The cooking will count down to zero. When the timer reaches zero, all indicators will
go out and an audible signal will sound. The time of day will reappear onthe display.
NOTE: If you accidentally touch the wrong Variable Cooking Control pad,
immediately touch the correct pad. The last pad touched will be the setting the
cooker accepts. For example, if you touch pad and then immediately
touch meowum] pad, thecookerwillcook at MEDIUM.
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To Cook by Temperature
Your cooker is equipped with a removable temperature probe which is plugged into
the receptacle in the top centre of the oven cavity when cooking by temperature.
Directions for correct use of the temperature probe are on page 19.
The internal temperature of the food will be displayed in the range of 30°C to 110°C.
The maximum temperature for cooking which can be entered is 93°C. If a
temperature setting above 93°C is entered, indicating an error will appear
on the display. The pad must be touched in order to reprogramme the
cooker.
The display will show until the temperature reaches 30°C. This indicates
thatthe temperature is below 30°C.
* Suppose you wantto roast whole chicken to 85°C on MEDIUM HIGH.
Steps Procedure Pad Order Display
1. | Place probe in meat.
Insert probe plug into the receptacle
inthe top centre ofthe oven cavity. 8 ac
Enter desired temperature.
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2. | Touch TEMP setting to select и
temperature cooking. TEMP vue ac
3. | Select Variable Cooking Control ma)
‘| setting. MÉDIUM E cz fr
HIGH DL
4. | Touchthe COOK pad. When the food temperature is
lower than 30°C.
COOK ‘ rene “HIGH _
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When the internal temperature reaches 30°C, the readout will display the actual
temperature of the food as it increases to 85°C. When it reaches 85°C as detected by
the temperature probe, the cooker will automatically cut off and the end of cooking
signal will sound. All indicator lights will go out. The time of day will reappear on
the display. 'e
5, | Ifyou wish to now monitor the TEMP The actual temperaturd will be
changesintemperature after °C displayed.
cooking.
6. | Toreturntothetime of day. The time of day will appear on
' CLEAR the display.
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To Check Programmed Temperature During Cooking
If your are in the process of cooking using the temperature probe and wish to check
the temperature you have programmed, simpjy touch pad. As long as
your fingeristouching the [Teme <<] pad, the finäl temperature will be displayed.
Xx Suppose you programmed temperature at 70°C on HIGH.
Steps|; | Procedure Pad Order Display
1. | Touch TEMP pad. MIG
TEMP e Mm
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When your finger is removed,
, currenttemperature ofthe food
will reappear on the display.
To Monitor Temperature
If the temperature probe is plugged into the top centre of the oven cavity and the
probe is placed in water or food, the temperature of the water or food can be
monitored onthe readout.
Steps Procedure Pad Order Display
1. | Touch TEMP pad. Temperature detected by tem-
TEMP perature probe will appearon
oC display. 30°C to 110°C will
be displayed.
2. | Toreturntothetime of day. Thetime of day will reappear
CLEAR onthe display.
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Temperature Followed by Time
Your cooker can be programmed to maintain any temperature from 30°C to 93°C
for up to 99 minutes, similar to the automatic thermostat on a conventional cooker.
This feature can be used to keep food warm at the desired serving temperature until
ready to eat, or food can be simmered to a specifictemperature for up to 99 minutes.
Xx Suppose you want to heat a bolognese sauce to 80°C on MEDIUM HIGH and then
maintain exactly 80°C for 1 hour to blend the flavours and thicken the sauce.
When the internal temperature reaches 30°C, the readout will display the actual
temperature of the food asitincreases to 80°C.
Steps Procedure Pad Order Display
1. | Place probe in casseroleof
bolognese sauce. 8 >
Insert probe intothe receptacle 50
inthe top centre of the oven cavity.
Enter desired temperature. 0
2. | Touch TEMP setting to select =
temperature cooking. TEMP ws Anm
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3. | Select desired Variable Cooking - —
Control setting. MEDIUM teur Cu
HIGH Du L
4. | Enter desired cooking or “holding” —
time. To maintain 80°C for 1 hour. 6 - m
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0
0
5. When oven temperature is
COOK lower than 30°C.
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When it reaches 80°C.
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The cooking time will count down to zero. When the timer reaches zero, all indicator
lights will go out and an audible signal will sound.
Thetime of day will reappear onthe display.
NOTE: In the above example, if the actual temperature drops below 80°C during the
60 minute “holding” time, microwave energy will come on long enough to boost
the temperature back up to 80%C. The HIGH indicator will light momentarily while
the microwave energy is on.
The programmed temperature can be checked during cooking or during the
“holding” time by touching pad. As soon as your finger is removed from
pad, the display will resume counting down to zero.
Multiple Sequence Cooking
Your cooker can be programmed for up to 3 automatic cooking sequences,
switching from one variable power setting to another automatically. For example,
you can programme the oven to defrost on MEDIUM LOW DEFROST to cook on
HIGH and thento cook on MEDIUM.
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The cooker can also switch from one temperature setting to another automatically,
and it can maintain a specific temperature for up to 99 minutes. Since the
temperature probe cannot be inserted into solidly frozen foods, it is not practical
to programme the oven to defrost and then cook by temperature. The food should
be defrosted before the probeisinserted.
Some ofthe sequences you might use in cooking include:
FIRST SEQUENCE SECOND SEQUENCE THIRD SEQUENCE
Defrost COOKbytime COOK bytime
1stvariable setting 2nd variable setting
COOK by time COOK by time COOK bytime
1stvariable setting 2nd variable setting 3rd variable setting
TEMP HOLD temperature
1st variable setting up to 99 minutes
COOK by time TEMP HOLD temperature
1st variable setting 2nd variable setting up to 99 minutes
TEMP TEMP HOLD 2nd temperature
1sttemperature and 2nd temperature and upto 99 minutes
variable setting variable setting
COOK by time HOLD time COOK by time
1stvariable setting 2nd variable setting
You are not limited to the above sequences, butthey are most practical.
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AUTO START
If you wish to programme your cooker to automatically begin cooking at a
designated time of day, follow this procedure.
Xx Suppose you want to start cooking a stew for 85 minutes on MEDIUM at 4:30 this
afternoon, Before setting, check to make sure the clock is showing the correct time
ofday.
Steps Procedure Pad Order Display
1. | Enterthe desired starttime.
4
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3
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2. | Touch AUTO START pad. AUTO | ол | -
START в: ЭП
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The colon(:) will flash on and off.
3. | Enterthe desired cooking time. Г
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4, | Select desired MEDIUM setting. —
MEDIUM E 45 00
5. | Touch COOK pad. Suppose you are setting
at 1:00 p.m.
COOK
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It comes on 4:30 p.m. !
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The cooking time will count dgwn to zero. When the timer reaches zero, all
indicators will go out and an audible signal will sound. The time of day will reappear
onthe display.
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TO CHECK AUTO START TIME |
Once you have correctly programmed the cooker for Auto Start, the correct time of
day (not the Auto Start time) will appear o
programmed Auto Starttime, follow these steps:
h the display. To check the already
* Suppose you have already set the Auto Start time at 4:30 p.m.
Stept Procedure Pad Order Display
1. | Touch AUTO START pad.
AUTO LL. IM
START 1 + LI
The colon (:) will flash on and off.
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NOTE: Checking the Auto Start time will not interfere with the operation of the oven.
The oven will still start at the designated time of day and perform the cooking
sequences you have programmed.
MINUTE TIMER
The Touch control panel can be used as a timer for timing up to 99 minutes, 99
seconds. There is no cooking involved.
»* Suppose you wantto time a 3 minute long distance phone call.
Steps Procedure Pad Order | | Display
1. Enter desired time.
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2. | Touch TIMER pad.
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HOLD | 5e LU
The timer will begin counting down to zero. When the timer reaches zero, the signal
will sound. Thetime of day will reappear on the display.
To cancel the minute timer during operation, simply touch pad and the
time of day will reappear.
ELECTRICAL POWER INTERRUPTIONS
If the electrical power supply to your microwave oven should be interrupted, the
display will intermittently show after the power is reinstated. If this occurs
during cooking, your cooking programme will be erased. The time of day will also
be erased.
Simply resetthe clock forthe correcttime of day.
Temperature Probe
Your Tricity Microwave cooker is equipped with a
removable temperature probe. Procedÿre for
programming the oven for cooking by temperature using
the probe is given in the OPERATION OF TOUCH
CONTROL PANEL.
To Use the Tricity Temperature Probe
1. Insett the pointed metal thermometer portion (В) о?
the temperature probe into the food. It is easier to
position the probe correctly if this is done while the
food is outside the oven. Be sure to insert the probe
atleast 25 mm/1 in into the food.
For casseroles, place the thermometer in the
centre of the food. When cooking meat the
probe should be inserted from the side so
that the tip of the probe penetrates to the
centre of the meat, away from boney or fatty
sections. For poultry, insert between the
inner thigh and body of the bird.
2. Place the food on the turntable inside the
cooker.
3. Plug the probe jack (A) into the receptacle in
the top centre of the oven cavity (ceiling of
oven). Be sure the probe is securely inserted.
This portion rotates as the food turns on the
turntable.
4. Avoid placing the rubber cord (C) directly on or in the
food. By using the adjusting ring itis easy to place the
probe atthe desired angle.
5. Programme cooker for Cooking by Temperature as
explained on page 12.
6. When the food. reaches the programmed
temperature, the cooker will turn off automatically.
The time of day will reappear on the display. If you
wish to check the temperature during the standing
time, leave the food in the oven with the probe in
place. You can monitor any changes in temperature
by simply touching the [_ teme ] pad.
7. Unplug the probe jack from the receptacle before
removing the food from the cooker.
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A. Probe Jack
Handle
D. Adjusting Ring
B. Thermostat
TEMPERATURE PROBE
Use and Care of Temperature Probe
1.
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DO NOT OPERATE THE COOKER EMPTY WITH THE TEMPERATURE PROBE
INSIDE. TO AVOID THIS POSSIBILITY, DO NOT LEAVE THE PROBE IN THE
COOKERWHEN NOT IN USE.
The temperature probe should be unplugged and removed from the cooker
when notin use. Store the probe in a safe, convenient place outside the cooker.
Carefully wash the temperature probe in warm sudsy water and wipe dry. It is
immersible, but should not be soaked. Do not wash in dishwasher.
Insertthe thermometer portion of the probe atleast 25 mm/1in into the food.
The temperature probe should never be allowed to touch the interior walls or
door ofthe cooker.
Do not use the temperature probe when using a browning dish.
The Tricity temperature probe is designed specifically for use in this Microwave
cooker. Do not substitute any other probe for thisone. The probe cannot be used
in conventional cooking orin other microwave cookers.
8. Avoid harsh treatment of the probe. Do not drop the probe. lt is a thermometer;
handle it carefully.
9. Ovengloves maybe needed when removing the temperature probe.
10. Do not remove the probe from the receptacle or from the food by pulling on
the cord. Use theinsulated handle.
11. Donottrytoforcethetemperature probeinto solidly frozen food.
12. Temperatures are displayed in the range of 30°C to 110°C. The maximum
temperature which can be entered is 93°C.
13. Temperature readings are given for some recipes which should be cooked
covered. If you wish to use the probe, cover the food with cling film and insert
the probe through the cling film.
14. You will often notice a change in the temperature readout after stirring. This is
normal and occursin conventional cooking also.
IMPORTANT
Only the Tricity temperature probe Cat. No. SD51F-S supplied with this cooker must
be used. Should a replacement probe be required it must be the correct type and
obtainable from THORN EMI Service Centre.
Probe - General Guidelines
1.
2.
3.
Always insertthe probe into the centre of the leanest/thickest part of the food.
Try to ensure the probe doesn’t touch any bone and isn't inserted through any
fat. This tends to give a false reading.
To begin with try and calculate the time first. If the temperature is rising too
quickly then the probe is not in the correct position. Re-position the pfope, with
experience you'll know exactly where to position the probe.
The probe only works well with foods of the same densities e.g. a solid joint of
meat (preferable without bone) or all liquid. Not cubes of meat in liquid.
Temperatures for all foods other than meat are only a guideline. Adjust to suit
your own personal preference.
Ensure probe is fitted so that fhe metal point doesn’t come into contact with the
sides of the cooker.
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Temperature Probe Cooking Chart
PRESET HOLDING
FOOD TEMP IME NOTES
Beverage-All watere.g. Tea 80°C |
Y2 water, Y2milk e.g. Coffee 75-80°C
Allmilk e.g. Chocolate 70°C
Chicken (whole) 85-90°C 10 mins | Insert probe into leanest
Chicken portion (breast) 85-90°С 5 mins partofleg joint
Fish 64-67°C Insert inthickest
part of fish
Lamb (med, well) , 68-71°C - Choose leanest jointe.g.
(well done) 74-77°C fillet. Use 70% power
Mince Meals e.g.
Savoury Mince
Bolognaise Sauce 70°C 5 mins
Pork Loin Roast 77-79°C 10mins | Insert probe into
leanest part
Ham Boil in Bag 77-79°C 10 mins {| Insert probe into
leanest part
Use 70% power
Turkey Boneless Roasts 65-70°C 10 mins | Use 70% power
Whole Turkey 85°C 15 mins | Cookbreastside down
firstuntiltempreaches
50-55%C. Turn the
rightway up. Remove
wings. Continue
cooking.
Soup 75-80°C Stirwell, halfway
through cooking and
atend.
Tinned Foods
(Savoury) 80°C Stir well, halfway
e.g. Baked Beans, through cooking and
Spaghetti at end,
Tinned Foods
(Sweet) 80°C Stir well, halfway
e.g. Tinned Rice, through cooking and
Custard atend.
The Turntable
The turntable in this model, practically eliminates the need to turn dishes during the
cooking, defrosting or reheating process. The turntable automatically revolves
slowly in a anti-clockwise direction when the microwave cooker is switched on to
‘COOK’. The food or dish must always be placed on the turntable. The cooker should
not be used without the turntable in position and ensure that there is nothing to
restrict its rotation. The turntable is removable for cleaning and may be used in a
dishwasher.
Variable Power
The variable cooking control feature enables more flexibility and control of the
cooking speed. Some foods need slower cooking to help tenderise them, such as
the less expensive cuts of meat and poultry. Slower cooking also allows food
flavours to blend thoroughly, such as meat sauces and onions.
When a setting other than HIGH is selected, the microwave energy into the
microwave cooker cycles on and off at varying rates depending on the setting
chosen. At the lower settings the energy is off longer than it is on. At MEDIUM
setting the microwave energy on and off time is approximately the same. As the
controlis moved onto the higher settings, the energy isonlongerthanitis off. When
on HIGH the energy is on all the time.
Cooking Control Approximate percentage of
microwave enerqy
HIGH 100%
MEDIUM HIGH 70%
MEDIUM 50%
MEDIUM LOW DEFROST 30%
HOLD 0% for use with probe and multisequencecooking
The variable cooking control is easy to use, After setting the desired cooking time,
select the cooking control setting required. The timer will not stop and start but will
continue to count down while the energy switches on and off in the oven.
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Operation for Sensor cooking
The Tricity 2066 Electronic Sensory Processor is a semi-conductor device that
detects the vapour (steam etc) emitted from food as it heats. The Sensor adjusts
cooking times and the variable power setting for various foods and quantities. By
incorporating this system the Tricity 2006 takes the guess work out of microwave
cookery. |
How Gas Sensor operates
1. As a food is cooked it gives off vapour. At the start of the cook time and
depending onthe type of food, the rate at which the vapour is given off is slow.
2. The Sensor detects the degree of vapour and from that calculates the cooking
time and variable power setting.
SENSOR SENSOR
СОС С
DE
| FOOD | | FOOD | | FOOD | | FOOD
IR
О) CookTime
= Amount of vapour past the sensor
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Before you use Sensor Settings
1.
The cooker should not be operated on SENSOR COOK immediately after
plugging in. Wait for 5-10 mins for the SENSOR to regulate itself to the
conditions of the environment for SENSOR COOK settings 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6. We
recommend that the cooker be plugged in for 24 hours before operating on
SENSOR COOK settings, 2, 7, 8, 9 and 0. Interruption of the electrical supply
for a prolonged period will requirea repeat oftheabove.
Ideally the cooker should not be installed in an area where heat and steam are
generated, e.g.next to a conventional cookerorhob.
Exhaust vents are provided at the back and top of the microwave cooker for
cooling and air flow in the cavity. To allow adequate ventilation ensure these
vents are not blocked by any means. There should be minimum air space of 5cm
(2) around the microwave cooker,
Be sure the exterior of the cooking container and the interior of the oven are
dry. Wipe off any, moisture with a dry cloth or kitchen roll. Failure to do so will
cause a false reading and foods will probably be undercooked. The same
principle applies with foods such as baked potatoes which are not covered with
cling film. Ensure that they are perfectly dry before cooking.
If cooking two or three batches of food on the same sensor programme e.g.
chicken joints on SC9, ensure that any juices or drippings are removed each
time otherwise a false reading will be given and the food will probably be
undercooked.
For some foods the rate at which the vapour is given off has to be controlled.
This is achieved by covering the container the food is to be cooked in with cling
film and making a slitin it approx. 2-3 cm (1”)in size.
Selecting Foods
Important:
The foods catergorised under the various sensor cook programmes are only
guidelines. You may wish to experiment and cook foods on different settings if they
are not cooked to your satisfaction on the suggested setting.
1.
2.
3.
The sensor works with foods at normal storage temperatures, for example,
chicken pieces would be at refrigerator temperature and canned foods at room
temperature.
Foods weighing less than 100g (4oz) should be cooked by time and the
appropriate variable power setting.
Avoid using liquid or food with high alcohol content.
Using Sensor Settings
1.
During the first part of sensor cooking, and the sensor setting number
will appear on the display. Do not open the cooker door or touch STOP/CLEAR
pad during this time. If this is done the measurement of vapour will be
interrupted. The door may be opened when the remaining cooking time appears
on the display. At this time you may open the door to stir and season the food
is desired.
Avoid using aerosol sprays or cleaning solvents near the cooker whilst using
the sensor settings. The Jonsor may detect the vapour given off by the spray
and turn off before the food's properly cooked.
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To Cook with Sensor
There are ten different Sensor settings to cook most popular foodstuffs.
You don't need to calculate cooking time or decide on variable power level. Just
selectthe appropriate Sensor setting andthe oven doestherest.
Xx Suppose you wantto cookfresh vegetables witlsensor Cook 1.
Steps Procedure Pad Order Display
1. | Touch SENSOR COOK pad.
SENSOR
SENSOR COOK G С -
2. |Select desired Sensor setting.
Touch 1to cook fresh vegetables. | SENSON
1 | 5C-1
3. | TouchCOOK pac. 2,
SENSOR
COOK -]
When sensor detects the vapour emitted from the food, remainder of cooking time
will appear (ex. remainder of cooking time is 1 min. 32 sec.).
SEASON
COOK ° IC
The timer will begin counting downto zero.
Whenthe timer reaches zero, an audible signal will sound.
Ш STAND
ICO
COVER |
They will be
displayed continuously.
Open oven door or touch STOP/CLEAR pad. The time of day will reappear on the
display.
NOTE: Avoid opening the oven door or touching STOP/CLEAR pad when SC- and
the sensor setting number is displayed. If this occurs, will appear and
Sensor cooking will be interrupted. To continue cooking, touch STOP/CLEAR pad.
indicator will go out. Select cooking time and variable power level.
Cooking with a Sensor setting at this point may result in overcooking.
When the display switches overto remaining cook time, you can open the oven door
and stirfood, turnitover or season, as desired.
If you touch the wrong Sensor setting, retouch the correct setting. Selected setting
will appear on the display.
* Iftemperature probe is plugged into the receptacle in the top centre of the oven
cavity, [ prose] will flash.
Remove the probe; [ prose] willgo outandfsc. — |] willappearon display.
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To Cook with Sensor Temp Fresh
SENSOR TEMP FRESH automatically cooks roasts and poultry to an exact internal
state. The turn over and finished temperature are already calculated. Just select the
appropriate SENSOR TEMP setting and the oven does the rest.
* Suppose you wantto cook Roast Beef (Med) with SENSOR TEMP FRESH 2.
Steps Procedure Pad Order Display
1. Place probe in meat, ,
Insert probe plug into the recep- SENSOR
tacleinthetop centre of the or TEMP "WG T -
oven cavity. Touch SENSOR fl
TEMP FRESH PAD.*
2. | Select desired Sensor Temp set- ESSOR
ting. Touch 2 to cook roastto TEMP
medium state. 2 5 T ©
3. | Touch COOK pad.
Te
COOK T-0
COOK
Approximately halfway through the cooking time, meat should be turned
over. Atthattime, an audible signal will sound four times.
Ta
TURN
and
TE AC
OVER
COOK
Openthedoorandturnover meat. They will be displayed continuously.
. 4. {Touch COOK pad. At this point the internal temp-
COOK erature will be displayed. For example
SENSOR
TEMP | J -
COOK Ч L L
The temperature will be dis-
played asitincreases.
When finaltemperatureis reached,
an audible signal will sound. STRAND
and
/
COVER
They will be displayed continuously.
Open.oven door or touch STOP/CLEAR pad. The time of day will reappear on the
display.
* If you programme SENSOR TEMP FRESH without plugging the probe plug into
the receptacle in the top centre of the oven cavity, will flash on the
display. Insert probe plud into the receptacle to stop flashing. Continue to
programme as directed.
NOTE: Probe may need to be repositioned after TURN OVER.
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To Cook with Sensor Temp Fresh 6 (Simmer)
SENSOR TEMP FRESH 6 is used for slow cooking. Sauces, stews or meats that
benefit from slow cooking can be done very easily. SENSOR TEMP will bring the
food quickly up to temperature and maintain it for up to 4 hours.
Xx Suppose you wantto cook Beef Stew with Sensor Temp Fresh 6 (Simmer)
Steps Procedure Pad Order Display
1. | Plate probein casserole.
Insert probe plug into the recep- SENSOR
taclein the top of the oven SENO TEMP "С T -
cavity. Touch SENSOR TEMP n
FRESH pad.
2. Touch 6tosimmer stew.
4 TEMP > mr”
57-6 |
3. | Touch COOK pad. !
SENSOR
Р
COOK eT - 6
When stew reaches 80°C, stew should be stirred.
Atthattime, an audible signal will sound four times.
SENSOR
HT IR
COOK
Openthe door and stir stew It will be displayed continuously.
4. | Touch COOK pad.
COOK SON
80°C will be display for up to 4
hours *
* Ifyou want to simmer food for less than 4 hours, stop oven after desired simmer
time.
NOTE: If you touch the wrong Sensor Temp setting, retouch the correct setting. If you
select a setting higher than 6 (7,8,9,0), will appear on the display.
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To Cook with Sensor Temp Frozen
SENSOR TEMP FROZEN is used for cooking frozen roasts and poultry. The oven
starts to defrost the food and signals when the probe should be inserted. Cooking
continues as for SENSOR TEMP FRESH.
% Suppose you wantto cook Roast Chicken with SENSOR TEMP FROZEN 5.
Steps Procedure Pad Order Display
1, | Touch SENSOR TEMP _
FROZEN pad. SENSOR TEMP EC T -
[[FROZEN
2. | Selectdesired Sensor Temp set- ro
ting. Touch 5 to cook roast 5 С —
chicken, | = 5
3. | Touch COOK pad.
SENSOR
COOK “ОТ - 5
COOK
Sensor detects the progress of defrosting. Remainder of defrost time will appear and begin
counting down. When the timer reaches zero, an audible signal will sound four times.
o
PRUBE
It will flash on and off.
*At this point let the joint stand
for 15-20 mins.
Place temperature probe into the chicken. Insert probe plug into the receptacle in
the top centre of the oven cavity.
SENSOR
"С [ - 6
SENSOR
COOK oT -G
COOK
4, | Touch COOK pad.
Approximately halfway through the cooking time, the Chicken should be turned
over. Atthattime, an audible signal will sound four times.
}
and
OVER
They will be displayed continuously.
—
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Steps Procedure Pad Order Display
5. | Touch COOK pad. Atthis point the internal temp-
COOK erature will be displayed. For example
SENSOR
TEMP U 2 С
COOK
Thetemperature will be
displayed as it increases.
WhHen final temperature is reached, O
an audible signal will sound. 5 Г, I NU
and
COVER
They will be displayed continuously. |
Open oven door or touch STOP/CLEAR pad. The time of day will reappear on the display.
* Iftemperature probe is plugged into the receptacle in the top centre of the oven cavity,
will flash.
Remove the probe; will go out and will appear on display.
NOTE: Avoid opening the oven door or touching STOP/CLEAR pad when ST- and
the Sensor setting number is displayed. If this occurs, will appear and
Sensor cooking will be interrupted. To continue cooking, touch STOP/CLEAR pad.
Error indicator will go out. Select defrosting time and variable power level (MED
LOW). After food is defrosted, continue as for SENSOR TEMP FRESH.
SPECIAL NOTE: It is most important that the joint is totally thawed before inserting
the probe. This is achieved by allowing a 15-20 min standing period for smaller
joints and 25-35 standing period for larger joints after the joint has finished the
defrost part of the programme.
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Tousethe STOP/CLEARPad
1. Eraseifyou make a mistake during programming.
2. Cancel minute timer.
3. Stoptheoventemporarily during cooking.
To Cancel a Programme during Cooking.
If you are in the process of cooking and wish to stop the oven and cancel the entire
cooking programme, follow either of the steps below:
1. Openovendoor.
2. Closedoor.
3. Touch STOP/CLEAR pad
ortouch STOP/CLEAR pad twice.
When Electrical Poweris Interrupted
If the electrical power supply to your microwave oven should be interrupted, all
digital display and indicator lights will appear after the power is reinstated. If this
occurs during cooking, your cooking programme and the time of day will be erased.
Simply reset the clock for the correct time of day.
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Sensor Cook Guide
Sensor Cook Amount
Setting Food Min - Max | Procedure
1 Fresh Vegetables:- |
Broccoli 150g-650g | 1. Placeinshallow casserole.
Brussel Sprouts 2. Add 15-30ml(1-2tbsp) water.
Cabbage 3. Coverwithglasslidor
Carrots cling film (pierce).
Cauliflower - 4. After cooking stand,
{ florettes covered for 3-5 mins.
| Corn-on-Cob
Courgettes
Spinach
Fresh Fruit:-
Apples
Apricots ,
Blackcurrants
Gooseberries
Plums
2 Baked Potatoes 1-4 1. Scrub and dry thoroughly.
Baked Apples Potatoes 2. Prick with fork or
score around centre.
3. Place directly on turntable.
4, After cooking stand for 5-10 mins.
3 Frozen Vegetables
Broccoli 100g-400g | 1. Placeinshallow casserole.
Brussel Sprouts 2. Coverwithglasslidor
Carrots cling film (pierce).
Cauliflower 3. Aftercooking stand,
florettes covered for 2-3 mins.
Corn (Kernel)
Green Beans
Green Peas
Mixed Vegetables
Corn-on-Cob 1-4
4 Frozen Foods
Beefburgers 1-4 1. Place on rack or plate.
Quarter-Pounders 1-2 cover with cling film (pierce).
Small Pizzas 1-2 2. Aftercooking stand,
Frozen Plate 1 covered for 3-5 mins.
Dinner
5 Reheat
Canned Foods 1, Placein suitable container.
e.g. Baked Beans, 200-500g | 2. Coverwithlidor
Soup etc. cling film (pierce),
3. Stirafter heating.
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Sensor Cook Guide
Chops e.g. |
porkandlamb ||
SensorCook Amount
Setting Food Min-Max | Procedure
Casseroles
Plate meals, 200-500g | 1. Coverwithlidor
left overs etc. cling film (pierce).
2. Stir after heating.
Precooked Pies 1-2 1. Placeon plate, cover
Hot Dogs 1-2 with kitchen roll.
Hamburgers 1-2
6 Sauces
Commercial e.g.
White sauce, 250-500ml | 1. Inalarge bowl blend
custard, with liquid
blancmange, lemon 2. When countdown appears on
pie filling etc. display whisk sauce
thoroughly.
Homemade e.g. 250-500ml | 1. Inalarge bowl melt
White sauce etc. fat for 45-60 secs.
2. Blendinflourand liquid.
3. When countdown appears on
display whisk sauce
thoroughly.
Breakfast cereals 1-2
e.g. Ready Brek servings 1. Mix cereal with milk
and Porridge
Stir after cooking.
7 Bacon 3-6 1. Place on plate.
(notstreaky) rashers 2. Cover with kitchen roll.
8 Beefburgers 1-4 1. Place on rack, cover with
Homemade 50-100g cling film (pierce).
each 2. After cooking stand covered
for 2-3 mins.
Frozen Fishcakes 2-4 1. Place on plate, cover
Frozen Fishfingers 4-8 with cling film (pierce).
2. Aftercooking stand
covered for 2-3 mins.
9 Meat Portions
Chicken pieces 250g-1Kg | 1. Place in shallow casserole,.
2. Cover with cling film (pierce).
3. After cooking stand covered
for 2-3 mins.
1-4 As above
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Sensor Cook Guide
Amount
Sensor Cook
Setting Food Мп - Мах | Procedure
y
9 contd. Sausages 2-8 |1. Place on a plate.
.2. Loosely cover with kitchen
“roll.
3, After cooking stand
covered for 2-3 mins.
0 { Fresh Fish
| Thin fillets 100-200g 1. Arrangeinshallow casserole
e.g. Plaice or plate.
2. Cover with kitchen roll.
3. Aftercooking stand
covered for 2-3 mins
4
Fish steaks and 100-4009 1. Arrangeinshallow casserole.
whole fish 2. Coverwithcling film, pierce.
e.g. Trout 3. Aftercooking stand, covered
for2-3 mins.
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Sensor Temp Guide
SPECIAL NOTE:
It is most important that the joint is totally thawed before inserting the
probe. This can be achieved by allowing a 15-30 min standing period after the joint has finished
the defrost part of the programme.
SensorTemp
Setting Food
Internal
Temp at End
of Cooking
Procedure
Roast beef (Rare)
fresh
frozen
\
50°C
50°C
Tie meat and shield edge with foil.
Place on rack in shallow dish and insert
temp probe.
Turn over after oven signals four times.
(Approximate half way of total
cooking time).
Stand covered with foil 10-15 min
after cooking.
Shield edge and side of frozen meat
with foil and place on rack
in shallow dish.
Tie meat and insert temp probe
afterthawing.
Turnoverafter oven signals fourtimes.
(Approximate half way of total
cooking time).
Stand covered with foil 10-15 min
after cooking.
Roast beef and
lamb (Med)
fresh
Frozen
| 60°C
60°C
Tie meat and shield edge with foil.
Place on rack in shallow dish and insert
temp probe.
Turn over after oven signals four times.
(Approximate half way of total
cooking time).
Stand covered with foil 10-15 min
after cooking.
Shield edge andside of frozen meat
with foil and place on rackin shallow dish.
Tie meat and inserttemp probe
afterthawing.
Turn over after oven signals four times,
{Approximate half way of total
cooking time).
Stand covered with foil 10- 15 min
aftercooking.
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Sensor Temp Guide
SensorTemp
Setting
Food
Internal
Temp at End
of Cooking
Procedure
Roast beef and
Lamb (Well)
fresh
frozen
75°C
75°C
‘Tie meat and shield edge with foil.
Place on rack in shallow dish and insert
temp probe.
Turn over after oven signals four times.
(Approximate half way of total
cooking time).
Stand covered with foil 10-15 min.
after cooking.
Shield edge and side of frozen meat
with foil and place on rack in shallow dish.
Tie meat andinserttemp probe
after thawing.
Turnover after oven signals four times.
(Approximate half way of total
cooking time).
Stand covered with foil 10-15 min
after cooking.
Roast pork
fresh
Frozen
76°C
75°C
Tie meat and shield edge with foil.
Place onrackinshallowdishandinsert
temp probe.
Turnoverandremove shield after oven
signals four times.
(Approximate half way of total
cooking time).
Stand covered with foil 10-15 min
after cooking.
Shield edge and side of frozen meat
with foil and place on rack in shallow dish.
Tie meat and inserttemp probe
after thawing.
Turnover and remove shield after oven
signals four times.
(Approximate half way of total
cooking time).
Stand covered with foil 10-15 min
after cooking.
Sensor Temp Guide
Sensor Temp
Setting
Food
Internal
Temp at End
of Cooking
Procedure
Pouitry*
fresh
frozen
80°C
80°C
Insert temp. probe into the fleshiest
portion, and shield wing and leg
tips with foil.
Place breast side down on rack in
shallow dish.
Turn over after oven signals four times.
(Approximate half way of total
cooking time).
Stand covered with foil 10-15 min
after cooking.
Place frozen poultry on rack in shallow
dish and shieldwing and leg tips with foil.
Inserttemp probe into the fleshiest portion
andreplace breastside down after thawing.
Turn over after oven signals fourtimes.
(Approximate half way of total
cooking time).
Stand covered with foil 10-15 min
after cooking.
Simmer
80°C
Place temp probein casserole.
Stir and replace temp probe in casserole
after oven signals four times.
(When temp of food reaches 80°C).
Stirsometimes if desired during cooking
forupto 4 hours.
* NOTE: We do not recommend the ST5 frozen programme for turkeys. Defrost naturally and cook as for
fresh poultry.
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Use of the Variable Power
1.
2.
3.
Cooking less tender joints and cuts of meat for a longer period to assist in
breaking down the connective tissues.
Cooking stews, soups or sauces for a longer period to help develop rich, full
flavours. ]
Cooking or reheating dishes with a high proportion of milk, eggs, cream or
cheese.
Cooking dishes that you would normally stew or simmer if using a conventional
recipe.
Preventing overcooking of food items which have been started on HIGH. Reduce
to lower setting thus preventing overcooking of the outside of the food before
the centre is cooked through. You may need to reset the timer for a longer
period.
Reheating dishes; particularly those food items which have been coated or
service in a sauce, when if reheated on HIGH, the sauce would boil and overcook
beforethe mainingredientis heated through.
The terms chosen to designate each power setting are intended as a guide for
choosing the appropriate power or energy level. For example some foods may be
defrosted on MEDIUM LOW DEFROST, but other foods are best defrosted on
MEDIUM. Experiment using your own judgement and cooking experience as a
guide.
Energy on for approximately 100% of the time.
HIGH is the highest setting and will result in the fastest cooking. HIGH is generally
used for:
Fish
Vegetables
Fruits
Hot beverages
Some tender meats
Bacon
Preheating browning dishes
Melting butter
MEDIUM HIGH |
Energy on for approximately 70% of thetime.
This setting is used primarily for baking or roasting and for reheating previously
cooked foods. Foods retain more moisture on MEDIUM HIGH, Reducing the power
means less stirring and watching. Use MEDIUM HIGH:-
to reheat leftovers
towarm pre-baked products (doughnuts, rolls, biscuits)
to roast joints
to cook some casseroles
to cook foods which contain cheese, cream sauce or sour cream.
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Energy on for approximately 50% of the time.
The MEDIUM setting is extremely versatile, It can be used for some defrosting and
roasting, as well as for simmering. Use for:-
Soups
Stews
Braised Steak o
Defrostwholechickens
Frozen casseroles (Defrostandreheat)
Chuck steak (boneless)
| MEDIUM LOW DEFROST |
Energy on for approximately 30% of the time.
Even the MEDIUM LOW DEFROST setting is more flexible than the name implies.
It can be used for cooking less tender cuts of meat, for softening cream cheese or
butter, and for simmering atan even slower rate than on MEDIUM.
Programme HOLD when a heat equalisation period is required, this is of particular
benefitin multisequence.
Defrosting
The microwave cooker includes a defrost cycle, which is incorporated as part of the
variable cooking control as described previously. The MEDIUM LOW DEFROST
setting with 30% power level is suitable for defrosting most foods but the other
settings i.e. MEDIUM HIGH or MEDIUM may also be used for defrosting depending
on the type, shape and quantity of the frozen foods. Small frozen food items like
vegetables, fruits, cakes, bread rolls etc., can be defrosted on HIGH in a matter of
seconds or minutes without using a defrost setting. }
When a defrost setting is selected the microwave energy into the oven is cycled on
and off to allow heat ‘equalising’ or ‘standing time’. In this way, surface heat is able
to penetrate the frozen food gradually and no surface cooking should take place.
Larger frozen items ie. joints; also require additional ‘equalising’ or ‘standing’ times
when defrosting. This nt, ou let it stand in or out of the oven as required for
the length oftime indicated on vou Meat Defrosting Chart’.
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Defrosting Hints
1.
2.
Some foods such as vegetables can be cooked directly from the frozen state,
other such as fish can be cooked whilst partially frozen.
Large joints of meat and poultry should be completely thawed before cooking.
For best results remove from the microwave whilst still cool to the touch and
icy in the centre and allow a standing time or time to complete thawing at room
temperature. The meat thermometer or probe may be used to determine if the
centre is still frozen,
Foods should be turned over (top to bottom) once during defrosting to obtain
the most even results. Frozen vegetables and casseroles should be stirred
during the defrosting and heating process.
Meat, poultry, fish, casseroles, vegetables should be covered during defrosting.
Rolls, bread and pastry items may be placed or wrapped in kitchen paper towels
to absorb moisture. Cakes should be left uncovered. Foods should be removed
from their package and separated into a single layer as soon as possible during
defrosting.
If foods begin to thaw unevenly when some areas of food may thaw more
quickly than others, smal) pieces of aluminium foil can be used to reflect the
microwave energy away from the part which is beginning to cook (see page.
43).
It is not ALWAYS necessary to allow standing time when thawing food using
the defrost control. Food may be heated until thawed but a less even thawing
will be obtained. As a general guide, when food feels warm to touch, remove
from the microwave cooker and allow to heat equalise or rest at room
temperature.
More specific information for defrosting is covered in the appropriate recipe
sectioni.e. Fish, Meat, and the ‘Convenience Foods Cooking Chart’.
Cooking in the Microwave Cooker
1.
The cooking times given for all the recipes in this book are intended as a guide
only, asthe amount of microwave energy required differs according to sizes and
types of dishes used, temperature of food on commencement of cooking and
depth of food in the dish.
Do not use the cooker when empty as this could damage the unit and will
invalidate the guarantee. A cup of water left in the unit when not being used for
cooking will prevent damage in the event of the oven being switched on
accidentally.
Do not use metal cooking utensils or metal trimmed dishes (see page 43).
Care should be taken when removing dishes from the cooker. Some dish
materials absorb more microwave energy and may be hot to touch. Heat
transfer from foods to the dish may also make dishes hot to touch and the use
of oven gloves would be advisable.
Hard or soft cooked eggs in the shell should not be prepared in the microwave
cooker as steam can buildup inthe shell and cause the eggs to burst,
Plastic food storage bags except boilable and oven type bags are not
recommended for microwave cooking, as the heat from cooked food will melt
the bags.
Deep fat frying must not be attempted as the temperature of the fat cannot be
controlled.
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8. When thawing frozen foods, remove any closures or ties which contain metal
before placingthem inthe cooker.
9. If food begins to “pop” in the cooker it may be an indication that foods are
overheating.
10. Ensurethatjoints and poultry are completely thawed before cooking.
Care and Cleaning
THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY MUSTBE SWITCHED OFF BEFORE CLEANING.
Clean all surfaces of the cooker with a cloth rinsed in warm soapy water, rinse with
clear water and afterwards polish with a dry, soft cloth. If necessary a non-abrasive
cleaner may be used to clean the surfaces. DO NOT USE AEROSOL CLEANERS,
CAUSTIC CLEANERS, ABRASIVES or scrape the surface with knives or other
utensils asthey will damage the surface. If condensation is noticeable onthe interior
walls either during or after cooking is completed, dry with a soft cloth or kitchen
paper towel. Condensation is quite normal and forms when moisture is present i.e.
during cooking.
Care should be taken in cleaning the touch control panel. If the panel becomes
soiled, open the oven door before cleaning. This will inactivate the control panel.
Wipe the panel with a cloth dampened slightly with water only. Do not scrub or use
any scratch chemical cleaners. Avoid the use of excess water,
Ensure thatthe doorsealing faces are clean.
The glass turntable may be removed and taken to the sink to be cleaned or washed
in the dishwasher. Care should be taken to avoid dropping the glass turntable.
Although itis made of toughened glass it will break if not handled with normal care.
Helpful hints
* After cooking with microwave energy, heat equalisation or standing time is
recommended for some foods. This allows the distribution of heat evenly
throughoutthe food.
ww Some foods will cook more evenly if the mixture is stirred during cooking.
*X Dinner rolls can be heated in a basked lined with a cloth or paper napkin and
taken to the table. Frozen bread rolls can be thawed and heated quickly. Open
the original wrapping and remove any paper/metal ties.
w Frozen or refrigerated cake icings and frostings may be softened for easy
spreading.
Freezer plastic wrap can be removed easily from frozen meat if heated in the
microwave cooker until the wrapper looks moist. {
Before barbecueing over charcoal, cook chickens, joints, etc., in the microwave
before placing them on the rotisserie or grilling over the outdoor charcoal fire.
This will avoid excessive exterior charring.
Scald milk for custard or a cup of milk for a hot milky drink.
Melt butter or chocolate, Soften butter for creaming or for spreading on bread
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#% When foods are prepared in the microwave cooker many dishes can go from
freezer to cooker to table.
If a small amount of food is heated in the microwave cooker, such as a
tablespoon of butter or a square of chocolate, place a cup of water in the oven
to increase the cooking load.
Foods may be cooked in advance and reheated in the microwave cooker, Do not
overheat. Heat only until food is at serving temperature.
Wooden spoons may be leftin sauce etc. during cooking.
If a member of the family is late for a meal, a plate of food may be heated and
refreshed when they are ready to eat.
Left over mashed potatoes may be quickly heated and refreshed in the
microwave cooker,
Several foods may be cooked inthe cooker atone time. The exact time, however
will depend on the amount and type of food. Remember when the amount of
food placed in the cooker is increased, it is necessary to increase cooking times
and these must be adjusted foreach type of food.
Itisimportantto remove each dish from the cooker as cooking is completed.
x When first using the microwave cooker, we would suggest cooking one type of
food at a time until you are able to judge the appearance of foods when cooking
is completed.
Y Basic principles used to cook food in a conventional oven will also apply to
microwave cooking, taking into consideration the short amount of time required
to cook foods in the microwave cooker.
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Cooking Utensils
Microwave energy passes through most cooking utensils without heating them. As
cooking takes place in the microwave cooker there will be some heat produced by
the natural conduction of heat from the cooked food. The following utensils are
recommended for microwave cooking. Selection will depend on size of family and
cooking habits.
Do not use dishes with metal trim of any type as this will cause sparking and may
discolour and peel. Do not use metal cooking utensils except those recommended
in this guide.
(See page 43).
Glass Ceramic Browning Dishes or Skillets
"These are ceramic dishes which are especially designed to absorb microwave
energy. They are pre-heated in the microwave cooker and then the food to be
cooked is placed inside. The hot surface immediately seals the surface of the food
- like a grill - while the microwave energy cooks the food. They are excellent for
browning steaks, chops, sausages, chicken portions etc.
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Glass
1. Any type of oven glass dish may be used, including glass ceramic ware,
providing it has no metal trim.
2. Thetypeofshapeofthe dishwill dependon the type and quantity of food being
cooked:
a) Casserole dishes may be used for vegetables, casseroles, sauces etc.
b) Oblong dishes may be used for casseroles, meat cooking, fish etc.
c) Measuring jugs may be used for heating liquids, making sauces or heating
soups etc,
d) Plates may be used for heating individual portions.
Pottery
Casseroles and plates may be used inthe same way as oven glassware.
Due to thickness of the dish and certain colours, it may be necessary to increase
cooking time slightly,
Paper
Many individual servings of food may be heated on paper plates. However, wax
coated plates and cups should not be used for longer periods as the wax could melt
and penetrate the food.
Paper towels, napkins and waxed paper can be used over foods to prevent
splattering.
Do not use paper plates or towels for long cooking operations with small amounts
of food, as they could burn if allowed to heat too long. In addition, make sure that
paper and metal twist ties are removed from plastic bags before heating foods, as
these ties could burn in a very short time.
China
China dishes and plates without metal trim may be used to cook'and heat individual
portions of food.
Plastic
Heat resistant plastic dinnerware may be used for heating food. Plastic dishes may
absorb some microwave energy and will be hotter to touch than other dishes.
DO NOT USE freezer containers or lighter weight plastic containers e.g. yoghurt
pots, as heat from the foods will cause them to melt. ;
Plastic handle rubber scrapers or utensils can be used in the microwave cooker for
stirring or mixing.
Wood and Straw
Wooden or straw baskets fn y be used for short heating periods when heating
dinner rolls. Wooden spoo oor wooden handled rubber scrapers may be used in
the cooker. If they contain moisture or grease they will become hot.
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Metal
Metal containers may cause damage to the cooker if not used as directed.
Microwave energy is reflected from metal.
Metal can be used only in the following instdhces and as described in specific
recipes. -
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Aluminium foil. Small smooth pieces may be used to cover bones or narrower
ends of poultry or meats for part of the cooking time to prevent overcooking.
Care should be taken to ensure that the foil is smoothed tightly around the ends.
Foil should not be allowed to touch the sides, rear, door or top of the cooker.
Metal skewers. These may be used if they are placed carefully in large joints.
Do not allow the skewers to touch one another or the metal sides, back or door
of the cooker. If sparking or arcing occurs, rearrange or remove the skewers.
Meat or sugar thermometers must not be used with microwave energy unless
specially designed e.. the probe. Foods can be removed from the cooker and
checked with a conventional thermometer,
Service Call Check '
Please check the following before calling for service!
1.
2.
If display fails to light, check wall socket and fuse.
Open oven door and oven lamp should light, and fan should run. If fan runs and
light does not come on, check bulb. This can be done by isolating microwave
cooker from mains, and removing the single screw on the left hand side hatch.
The bulb may now be unscrewed and examined. Should a replacement be
required, the correct bulb is a 200/250V, 25W, E14 clear SES Pygmy bulb.
If fan does not run call for service.
Place one cup of water in a glass measuring cup in the cooker and close the door
securely. Oven lamp should go off if door is closed properly. Programme the
cooker for one minute on
Touchthese pads:
100 HIGH COOK
IF SERVICE IS NEEDED, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR NEAREST THORN EMI SERVICE
CENTRE.
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