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MICROWAVE OVEN
MODEL R-210F
OPERATION MANUAL and COOKING GUIDE
CONTENTS
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Pages
Warranty
1
Warning
2
Special Notes
3
Installation Instructions
4
Oven Diagram
4
Control Panel
5
11
Operation of Control Panel
6
Other Convenient Features
7
-Demonstration Mode
7
Care and Cleaning
8
Service Call Check
8
Specifications
Cooking Guides
8
1 ~ 6
Thank you for buying a Sharp Microwave Oven.
Please keep this operation manual handy, as it describes all the features of your oven and will enable you
to cook many varieties of foods.
The manual is divided into two sections:
1.OPERATION
This section describes your oven and teaches you how to use all the features.
2.COOKING GUIDES
This section is at the back of the manual, it contains the more commonly used information such as how to
prepare food, which cooking utensil to use, standing time.
It also contains recipes for manual cooking.
Please take some time to read your operation manual carefully, paying particular attention to the warnings
and special notes.
When selecting another home appliance, please again consider our full range of Sharp products.
WARRANTY
Consumer Electronic Products
Congratulations on Your Purchase!
This Sharp product is warranted against faults in materials and manufacture for a period of twelve (12)*months
from the date of original purchase.
If service is required during the warranty period, please contact your nearest Sharp Approved Service Centre. These repairs would be carried out at no charge to the owner, subject to the conditions specified herein.
The owner is responsible for any transportation and insurance costs if the product has to be returned for
repair.
This warranty does not extend to accessories or defects or injuries caused by or resulting from causes not
attributable to faulty parts or the manufacture of the product, including but not limited to, defect or injury
caused by or resulting from misuse, abuse, neglect, accidental damage, improper voltage, liquid spillage,
vermin infestation, software, or any alterations made to the product which are not authorised by Sharp.
Please retain your sales documentation, as this should be produced to validate a warranty claim.
This warranty is in addition to and in no way limits, varies or excludes any express and implied rights and
remedies under any relevant legislation in the country of sale.
IMPORTANT
DO NOT RETURN THIS PAGE TO SHARP
For your reference, please enter the particulars of your purchase below and retain, with your purchase
documentation.
Model No.
Serial No.
Date of Purchase
Retailer
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NEW ZEALAND
REGARDING YOUR
LOCAL
SHARP APPROVED SERVICE CENTRE
CALL THE
SHARP SERVICE REFERRAL CENTRE
TOLL FREE 1 300 135 022
CONTACT YOUR SELLING DEALER/RETAILER
OR CALL
SHARP CUSTOMER SERVICES
telephone: 09 573 0111
DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS
(Eastern Standard Time)
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or contact our web site
or contact our web site
www.sharp.net.au
SHARP CORPORATION OF AUSTRALIA PTY. LIMITED
ABN 40 003 039 405
1 Huntingwood Drive Blacktown NSW 2148
SHARP CORPORATION OF NEW ZEALAND LIMITED
59 Hugo Johnson Drive
Penrose, Auckland
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This warranty applies only to products sold in Australia & New Zealand.
1
WARNING
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS : READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
a. Do not overcook food.
b. Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bag in the oven.
c. Do not heat oil or fat for deep frying. The temperature of the oil cannot be controlled.
d. Look at the oven from time to time when food is heated in disposable containers made of plastic, paper
or other combustible materials for signs of smoke or burning.
e. If materials inside the oven should ignite, or smoke is observed, keep oven door closed, turn oven
off, and disconnect the power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
To reduce the risk of an explosion or delayed eruptive boiling:
Your microwave oven is capable of heating food and beverages very quickly therefore, it is very important
that you select the appropriate cooking time and power level for the type and quantity of food to be heated.
If you are unsure of the cooking time and power level required, begin with low cooking times and power levels
until the food is sufficiently heated evenly throughout.
Additionally:
a. Do not place sealed containers in the oven. Babies bottles fitted with a screw cap or teat are
considered to be sealed containers.
b. Do not use excessive amount of time.
c. When boiling liquids in the oven, use a wide-mouthed container.
d. Stand at least for 20 seconds at the end of cooking to avoid delayed eruptive boiling of liquids.
e. Stir the liquid before and during cooking. Use extreme care when handling the container or inserting
a spoon or other utensil into the container.
This oven is for home food preparation only and should only be used for heating, cooking and defrosting food
and beverage.
It is not suitable for commercial, laboratory use, or heating therapeutic devices eg. Wheat bags.
Never operate the oven whilst any object is caught or jammed between the door and the oven.
Do not try to adjust or repair the oven yourself.
It is hazardous for anyone other than a qualified service technician trained by SHARP to carry out any service
or repair operation. Especially those which involve the removal of a cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy are very hazardous.
Do not operate the oven if it is not working correctly or damaged until it has been repaired by a qualified service
technician trained by SHARP. It is particularly important that the oven door closes properly and that there
is no damage to:
(1) Door (warped), (2) Hinges and Latches (broken or loosened), (3) Door Seals, Sealing Surfaces and oven
cavity (buckled or deformed), (4) Burn marks on the door seal faces.
Do not bump, or catch utensils, loose clothes and your accesories on the door safety latches when removing
food from the oven.
Never poke an object, particularly a metal object, through a grille or between the door and the oven while the
oven is operating.
Never tamper with or deactivate the door safety latches.
Always use oven gloves to prevent burns when handling utensils that are in contact with hot food. Enough
heat from the food can transfer through utensils to cause skin burns.
Should the power supply cord become damaged, it must be replaced with a special cord supplied by a
SERVICE CENTRE APPROVED BY SHARP. And it must be replaced by a qualified service technician
trained by SHARP.
If the oven lamp fails please consult your dealer or a qualified service technician trained by SHARP.
Avoid steam burns by directing steam away from the face and hands.
Slowly lift the furthest edge of a dish's cover and microwave plastic wrap and carefully open popcorn and oven
cooking bags away from the face.
Make sure that the power supply cord is undamaged, and that it does not run under the oven or over any hot
surfaces or sharp edges.
To prevent the turntable from breaking:
a. Before cleaning the turntable with water, leave the turntable to cool.
b. Do not place anything hot on a cold turntable.
c. Do not place anything cold on a hot turntable.
Do not place anything on the outer cabinet.
This appliance must be earthed.
Do not store food or any other items inside the oven.
Make sure the utensil does not touch the interior walls during cooking.
Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when adequate instructions have been given so that
the child is able to use the oven in a safe way and understands the hazards of improper use.
This appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision.
Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
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SPECIAL NOTES
DO
DON’T
Eggs, fruits,
vegetables,
nuts, seeds,
sausages and
oysters
* Puncture egg yolks and whites and
oysters before cooking to prevent
"explosion".
* Pierce skins of potatoes, apples,
squash, hot dogs, sausages and
oysters so that steam escapes.
* Cook eggs in shells. This prevents
"explosion", which may damage the
oven or injure yourself.
* Reheat whole eggs.
* Overcook oysters.
* Dry nuts or seeds in shells.
Popcorn
* Use specially bagged popcorn for the
microwave oven.
* Listen while popping corn for the
popping to slow to 1-2 seconds.
* Pop popcorn in regular brown bags or
glass bowls.
* Exceed maximum time on popcorn
package.
Baby food
* Transfer baby food to small dish and
heat carefully, stirring often. Check for
suitable temperature to prevent burns.
* Remove the screw cap and teat
before warming baby bottles. After
warming shake thoroughly. Check for
suitable temperature.
* Heat disposable bottles.
* Overheat baby bottles.
Only heat until warm.
* Heat bottles with nipples on.
* Food with filling should be cut after
heating, to release steam and avoid
burns.
* Use a deep bowl when cooking liquids
or cereals to prevent boiling over.
* Heat or cook in closed glass jars or air
tight containers.
Liquids
(Beverages)
* For boiling or cooking liquids see
WARNING on page 2 to prevent the
explosion and delayed eruptive boiling.
* Heat for longer than recommended
time. See REHEATING-FOOD
CHART on page 6.
Canned foods
* Remove food from can.
* Heat or cook food while in cans.
Sausage rolls,
Pies, Christmas
pudding
* These foods have high sugar and/or
fat contents.
* Cook for the recommended time.
* Overcook as they may catch fire.
Meats
* Use a microwave proof roasting rack
to collect drained juices.
* Place meat directly on the turntable for
cooking.
Utensils
* Check the utensils are suitable for
MICROWAVE cooking before you use
them.
* Use metal utensils for MICROWAVE
cooking. Metal reflects microwave
energy and may cause an electrical
discharge known as arcing.
Aluminium foil
* Use to shield food to prevent over
cooking.
* Watch for sparking. Reduce foil or
keep clear of cavity walls.
* Use too much.
* Shield food close to cavity walls.
Sparking can damage the cavity.
Browning dish
* Place a suitable insulator such as
microwave and heat proof dinner plate
between the turntable and the
browning dish.
* Exceed the preheating time recommended by the manufacturer. Excessive preheating can cause the glass
turntable to shatter and/or damage
internal parts of the oven.
General
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* Heat baby food in original jars.
* Deep fat fry.
* Heat or dry wood, herbs, wet papers,
clothes or flowers.
* Operate the oven without a load (i.e. an
absorbing material such as food or water) in the oven cavity.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Remove all packing materials from the oven cavity, (do not remove the waveguide cover, item 9 below),
and the feature sticker from the outside of the door, if there is one. Check the unit for any damage, such as
a misaligned door, damaged door seals around the door or dents inside the oven cavity or on the door. If there
is any damage, please do not operate the oven until it has been checked by a SERVICE CENTRE
APPROVED BY SHARP and repaired, if necessary.
2. Accessories provided
1) Turntable tray
2) Roller stay
3) Operation manual and cooking guide
3. Locate the roller stay in the centre of the oven, then fit the turntable on the roller stay. Make sure the turntable
is centrally located and locked together. Refer to OVEN DIAGRAM below. Never operate the oven without
the roller stay and turntable.
4. The oven should not be installed in any area where heat and steam are generated, for example, next to a
conventional oven unit. The oven should be installed so as not to block ventilation openings.
Allow at least 10 cm on the top, 5 cm on the both sides and at the rear of the oven for free air space.
5. Neither the manufacturer nor the distributors can accept any liability for damage to the machine or personal
injury for failure to observe the correct electrical connecting procedure.
The A.C. voltage must be single phase • 230-240V, 50Hz.
6. Operate the oven from a general purpose domestic outlet.
If a generator is used, do not operate the oven with NON–SINUSOIDAL outputs.
OVEN DIAGRAM
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8. Control panel (See page 5)
9. Waveguide cover
10. Power supply cord
11. Ventilation openings
12. Turntable
13. Roller stay
1. Door open button
2. Oven lamp
3. Door hinges
4. Door safety latches
5. See through door
6. Door seals sealing surfaces
7. Coupling
4
CONTROL PANEL
0
LIGHT UP DIAL (0-30 minutes)
Turn to set cooking time or weight of defrost food.
Turn left to set the demonstration mode.
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25
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MEAT DEFROST GUIDE
POWER CONTROLER
There are five power levels. The approximate
percentage of microwave power for each setting
is:
HIGH
100%
MED HIGH (MEDIUM HIGH)
70%
MED (MEDIUM)
50%
MED LOW/DEFROST
30%
(MEDIUM LOW/DEFROST)
LOW
10%
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OPERATION OF CONTROL PANEL
Your oven can be programmed up to 30 minutes. The cooking (defrosting) time varies from 15 seconds to 5
minutes. It depends on the total length of the cooking (defrosting) time as shown on the table below.
1.
Cooking time
Increasing unit
0-1 minute
1-4 minutes
4-15 minutes
15-30 minutes
15 seconds
30 seconds
1 minute
5 minutes
COOKING
DEFROSTING
Suppose you want to cook on MED for 10 min.
Suppose you want to defrost 0.5 kg meat.
Select desired power
level by setting the
POWER CONTROLER
to MED.
Select DEFROST setting
by setting the POWER
CONTROLER to
DEFROST.
2. Set the cooking time by
rotating the LIGHT UP
DIAL.
Rotate the LIGHT UP
DIAL to the weight of the
meat (0.5) as indicated
on the scale.
The oven starts automatically.
The cooking time is shown by flashing.
3. The cooking time will count down to “0”. When the cooking time reaches “0”, an audible signal will sound
and the oven will automatically turn off. If you wish to stop cooking before the end of the cooking time,
turn the dial back to “0” or simply open the door.
Everytime the door is opened, microwave activity stops immediately.
NOTE
1. Your oven is fitted with a safety feature. If the LIGHT UP DIAL remains at the “0” position for more
than 3 minutes, you must open the oven door before the dial can be operated again.
2. The scale of the MEAT DEFROST GUIDE is calibrated, refer to the defrosting chart on page 4 in the
cooking guides.
To defrost other types of food, select the DEFROST setting and rotate the LIGHT UP DIAL to the
required time.
3. The oven door may be opened at any time during the cooking process.
If you wish to continue cooking, close the door.
4. If you wish to change the power level or cooking time during operation, turn the POWER CONTROLER or LIGHT UP DIAL to the desired setting.
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OTHER CONVENIENT FEATURES
Demonstration Mode
This feature is mainly for use by retail outlets, and also allows you to practice the dial operation.
* To set the demonstration mode.
1. Open the door.
2. Turn the LIGHT UP DIAL to the left until the oven beeps.
3. Close the door. The demonstration mode is now set.
Carry out these steps within 15 seconds.
NOTE
1. During the demonstration mode, the Light Up Dial will be flashing.
2. Cooking operation can be demonstrated with no power in the oven and counted down to zero at sixty
times the speed.
3. To cancel the demonstration mode:
Disconnect the oven from the power supply or carry out step 1-3 above.
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CARE AND CLEANING
Disconnect the power supply cord before cleaning or leave the door open to inactivate the oven.
CLEAN THE OVEN AT REGULAR INTERVALS - keep the oven clean, or it could lead to deterioration of the
surface. This could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
Exterior:
The outside may be cleaned with mild soapy warm water, wipe clean with a damp cloth. Avoid the use of harsh
abrasive cleaners.
Door:
Wipe the door and window on both sides, the door seals and adjacent parts frequently with a damp cloth to
remove any spills or splatters. Do not use abrasive cleaner.
Control Panel:
Wipe the panel with a cloth dampened slightly with water only.
Do not scrub or use any sort of chemical cleaners. Avoid the use of excess water.
CAUTION : Take care not to move the light up dial from "0" (off) position during cleaning, or the oven will start
as soon as you close the door.
Interior walls:
To clean the interior surfaces, wipe with a soft cloth and warm water for hygienic reasons. After use wipe the
waveguide cover in the oven with a soft damp cloth to remove any food splashes. Built-up splashes may
overheat and begin to smoke or catch fire. Do not remove the waveguide cover. DO NOT USE A COMMERCIAL
OVEN CLEANER, ABRASIVE OR HARSH CLEANERS AND SCOURING PADS ON ANY PART OF YOUR
MICROWAVE OVEN. NEVER SPRAY OVEN CLEANERS DIRECTLY ONTO ANY PART OF YOUR OVEN.
Avoid using excess water. After cleaning the oven, ensure any water is removed with a soft cloth.
Turntable/Roller Stay:
Wash with mild soapy water and dry thoroughly.
SERVICE CALL CHECK
Please check the following before calling for service:
Place one cup of water (approx. 250 ml) in a glass measure in the oven and close the door securely.
Heat the water for two minutes on HIGH power.
A. Does the oven lamp light?
YES _______ NO _______
B. Does the cooling fan work?
YES _______ NO _______
(Put your hand over the rear ventilation openings.)
C. Does the turntable rotate?
YES _______ NO _______
(The turntable can rotate clockwise or counterclockwise. This is quite normal.)
D. After two minutes, did an audible signal sound?
YES _______ NO _______
E. Is the water inside the oven hot?
YES _______ NO _______
If “NO” is the answer to any of the above questions, please check your wall socket and the fuse in your meter box.
If both the wall socket and the fuse are functioning properly, CONTACT YOUR NEAREST SERVICE CENTRE
APPROVED BY SHARP.
NOTE: 1. If time in the display is counting down rapidly, check Demonstration Mode (See P.7 for detail).
2. If you cook the food for more than 20 minutes on HIGH power, the microwave power will be
automatically reduced to avoid overheating.
SPECIFICATIONS
AC Line Voltage
AC Power Required
Output Power
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimensions
Cavity Dimensions
Oven Capacity
Cooking Uniformity
Weight
Single phase 230-240V, 50Hz
1.21 kW
800 W* (IEC test procedure)
2450 MHz** (Class B/Group 2)
460mm(W) x 275mm(H) x 353mm(D)
322mm(W) x 212mm(H) x 336mm(D)
23 litre
Turntable (ø295mm tray) system
Approx. 12 kg
* When tested in accordance with AS/NZS 2895.1.1995
** This is the classification of ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) equipment described in the International
Standard CISPR11.
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MEMO
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COOKING GUIDES
CONTENTS COOKING GUIDE
QUICK
REFERENCE
GUIDE
HELPFUL HINTS
1
SHARP CORPORATION OSAKA, JAPAN
2
COOKWARE
AND
UTENSIL GUIDE
CHART
3
4
TINSEA932WRRZ – J21
Printed in Thailand
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
FEATURE
Cooking
QUICK OPERATION GUIDE
To cook for 10 min. on MED.
Power level
Cooking Time
Defrosting
To defrost 0.5 kg meat.
Setting
Weight
1
HELPFUL HINTS
1. THE ARRANGEMENT
Arrange foods carefully. Place thickest areas toward outside of dish.
2. TURNING
Foods such as poultry and joints of meat should be turned over after half the
cooking time.
3. COVERING
Cover foods in the microwave if you would normally cover the food in your
ordinary oven, or to retain moisture. Cover foods such as Vegetables, Casseroles, or when Reheating.
Use to cover foods:
4. PIERCING
Pierce potatoes, eggs, tomatoes or any foods with a skin or membrane to
allow steam to escape.
LID
PLASTIC WRAP
PAPER TOWEL
5. SHIELDING
Shield using small pieces of aluminium foil to shield thin areas of meat, fish
and poultry or edges of cakes to prevent overcooking.
6. STANDING TIME
Standing time is important. After cooking or defrosting ensure adequate
standing time. This allows the food to continue cooking or heating. Refer to
cooking guides for each menu or according to manufacturers instructions.
TOMATO
EGG
8. SIZE
Small pieces cook faster than large ones. To speed up cooking, cut pieces
smaller than 5 cm so microwaves can penetrate to the centre from all sides.
For even cooking, make all the pieces the same size.
7. STIRRING
FISH
CHICKEN
Stir foods from the outside to the centre of the dish, once or twice during
cooking if possible.
Eg. Casseroles and Sauces.
9. DENSITY
The depth to which microwaves penetrate food varies depending on the food's
density. Porous foods like minced beef or mashed potatoes microwave faster
than dense ones like steak or whole potatoes.
10. FAT AND BONE
Marbling within meat, or a thin, even layer of fat on a roast, speeds cooking.
Large fatty areas or excess drippings in dish attract energy away from meat,
and slows cooking. Centre bones do not affect cooking, but bone on the side
of meat conducts heat to the areas next to it.
11. STARTING TEMPERATURE
Frozen or refrigerated foods take longer to heat than food at room temperature. Cooking times in this book are based on normal storage temperatures.
Since rooms, refrigerators and freezers differ in temperature, check cooking
result at the minimum time.
12. QUANTITY
Microwave cooking times are directly related to the amount of food in the
oven. Because energy is absorbed by the food itself, one potato or a single
piece of chicken cooks rapidly. When the energy is divided among several
items, cooking takes more time.
13.CONDENSATION
Condensation is a normal part of microwave cooking. The humidity and
moisture in food will influence the amount of condensation in the oven.
Generally, covered foods will not cause as much condensation as uncovered
foods. Ensure that the ventilation openings are not blocked.
14. GENERAL
Your microwave oven is capable of heating food and beverages very quickly
therefore, it is very important that you select the appropriate cooking time and
power level for the type and quantity of food to be heated. If you are unsure
of the cooking time and power level required, begin with low cooking times
and power levels until the food is sufficiently heated evenly throughout.
2
COOKWARE AND UTENSIL GUIDE
Utensil
Advice
Use
GLASSWARE/CERAMIC
(HEAT RESISTANT)
YES
GLASSWARE
• Ordinary glass is not suitable for cooking but may be used for short periods for heating foods.
CERAMIC
• Most ovenproof china, and ceramics, are suited.
• Avoid dishes that are decorated with gold or silver leaf.
• Avoid using antique pottery.
• If unsure, check with the manufacturer.
METAL COOKWARE
NO
• Metal cookware should be avoided when cooking in the microwave oven.
• Microwave energy is reflected by metal.
PLASTIC WRAP/
OVEN BAGS
YES
•
•
•
•
•
(
MICROWAVE
SAFE ONLY
)
Plastic wrap can be used to cover food.
Some shrinkage of the wrap may occur, over an extended cooking time.
When removing wrap, lift it in such a way to avoid steam burns.
Do not tie oven bags with metal twist ties, substitute with string.
For cooking food with high fat content, do not bring the wrap in contact with the food as it may melt.
ALUMINIUM FOIL
FOR
SHIELDING
STRAW AND WOOD
NO
• Excessive over heating of these materials may cause a fire in the microwave oven.
PAPER
YES
• Paper towels and waxed paper are suitable to use to prevent splatters.
• These are suitable for use when reheating foods or for short cooking times.
PLASTIC COOKWARE
MICROWAVE SAFE
YES
• Ideal for cooking, reheating and defrosting.
• Some microwave safe plastic cookware are not suitable for cooking foods with high fat and sugar content.
BROWNING DISH
YES
• Ensure that the preheating time of the dish is not exceeded.
• Ensure that a microwave heat proof dinner plate or suitable insulator be placed between the turntable and the browning dish.
THERMOMETERS
• MICROWAVE SAFE
• CONVENTIONAL
YES
NO
• Small amounts may be used to shield certain parts of meat and fish when cooking or defrosting.
• Remove food in foil trays, if possible, and place in a microwave safe dish.
• If not possible, place the foil tray onto a heat proof plate allowing 2.5 cm room between the walls of the oven.
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DEFROSTING CHART
Power : MED LOW(30%)
Food
Steak
Chops
Approx. Cooking Time
Procedure
11–13min./500g
18–22min./1kg
• Shield thin end of chops or steaks with foil.
• Position the food with thinner parts in the centre in a single layer on a
defrost rack.
If pieces are stuck together, try to separate as soon as possible.
• Turn food over approximately half way through defrosting. Shield warm
portions.
• After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium foil for 10–15 mins.
Poultry
11–13min./500g
24–26min./1kg
• Remove from original wrapper.
Shield wing and leg tips with foil.
• Place breast side down on a defrost rack.
• Turn food over approximately half way through defrosting. Shield warm
portions.
• After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium foil for 15–30 mins.
N.B. After standing run under cold water to remove giblets if necessary.
Minced Beef
11–13min./500g
18–22min./1kg
• Place frozen minced beef on a defrost rack.
• Turn food over approximately half way through defrosting. Shield warm
portions.
• After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium foil for 10–15 mins.
12–14min./500g
18–22min./1kg
• Shield the exposed bone with foil.
• Place chicken on a defrost rack.
• Turn food over approximately half way through defrosting. Shield warm
portions.
• After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium foil for 10–15 mins.
*See NOTE below.
*See NOTE below.
Chicken
Pieces
*See NOTE below.
Roast/ Beef
Pork
Lamb
• Shield the edge with foil strips about 2.5 cm wide.
• Place joint with lean side face upwards (if possible) on a defrost rack.
• Turn food over approximately half way through defrosting. Shield warm
portions.
• After defrost time, stand covered with aluminium foil for 15–30 mins.
12–14min./500g
18–22min./1kg
NOTE: When freezing minced beef, shape it into flat even sizes.
For chicken pieces, steaks and chops, freeze separately in single flat layers and if necessary interleave with freezer plastic to separate layers. This will ensure
even defrosting.
It is also a good idea to label the packs with the correct weights.
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FRESH VEGETABLE CHART
VEGETABLE
AMOUNT
COOKING PROCEDURE
MICROWAVE TIME
AT 100%
31/2-5 minutes
Artichokes
2 medium
Asparagus
250 g
Wash and place in a freezer bag.
2-3 minutes
Beans
250 g
Cut into 4cm pieces. Cook in 1-litre casserole dish with 1 tablespoon water. Cover.
3-4 minutes
Broccoli
500 g
Cut into uniform florets. Arrange with flower towards centre in a pie plate. Cover with plastic wrap.
6-7 minutes
Brussels sprouts
500 g
Arrange in a pie plate. Arrange with stalk towards outside. Cover with plastic wrap.
3-4 minutes
*
Cabbage
250 g
Shred and cook in a 1.5-litre casserole dish with 2 tablespoons water. Cover.
3-5 minutes
*
Carrots
250 g
Cut carrots into circular pieces and place into a 1-litre casserole dish with 1 tablespoon of water. Cover.
3-4 minutes
*
Cauliflower
500 g
Cut into uniform florets. Arrange with flower towards centre in a pie plate with 1 tablespoon water. Cover with
plastic wrap.
4-5 minutes
Peel, cut into quarters. Place in a pie plate with 1 tablespoon of water. Cover with plastic wrap.
6-7 minutes
*
*
500 g (2)
Chokos
*
*
Corn (on cob)
2
Arrange in a pie plate with 1/4 cup water. Cover with plastic wrap.
7-9 minutes
4
Arrange in a pie plate with 1/3 cup water. Cover with plastic wrap.
14-15 minutes
Eggplant
500 g
Cut into 2cm cubes. Place in a 1-litre casserole dish with 2 tablespoons water. Cover.
4-5 minutes
Mushrooms
500 g
Sliced or whole. Place in a 1-litre casserole dish with 2 teaspoons butter. Cover.
5-7 minutes
Peas - Green
500 g
Cook in a 1-litre casserole dish with 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 tablespoon water. Cover.
250 g
Remove string from pod. Cook in a 1-litre casserole dish with 1 tablespoon water.
- Snow
*
Trim. Rinse well. Place onto a dinner plate. Cover with plastic wrap.
Potatoes (jacket)
(steamed)
2-4 minutes
21/2-31/2 minutes
2 medium
4 small
Pierce skin with a fork. Place on turntable. Turn over halfway through cooking. Stand wrapped in foil for 2-3
minutes.
4-6 minutes
2 medium
Peel and cube potatoes. Cook, covered, in a 1-litre casserole dish with 1/2 cup water.
5-7 minutes
4 small
*
*
*
Pumpkin
500 g
Peel and cut into serving-size pieces. Place in a 1-litre casserole dish. Cover.
5-7 minutes
Spinach
250 g
Wash and shred. Cook, covered, in a 1.5-litre casserole dish with 2 tablespoons water.
3-5 minutes
Squash
250 g
Wash and place in a 1 litre casserole dish with 1 tablespoon of butter or water. Cover. Pierce whole squash with
a fork.
4-5 minutes
Sweet Potato
Tomatoes
500 g
500 g
Peel and cube potatoes. Cook, covered, in a 1-litre casserole dish with 1/2 cup water.
Cut into quarters. Place in a 1-litre casserole dish. Season and cover.
5-7 minutes
4-5 minutes
Zucchini
250 g
Cut into uniform-size pieces. Place in a 1-litre casserole dish with 1 tablespoon water and 1 tablespoon butter.
Cover.
*Stand vegetables for 1-2 minutes before serving.
5
31/2-5 minutes
FROZEN VEGETABLE CHART
1. Cook vegetables in a flan dish. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap.
2. Allow to stand 1-2 minutes before serving.
VEGETABLE
Beans (green, cut)
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Carrots (whole)
(sliced)
Cauliflower
Corn (on cob)
(kernel)
Peas (green)
Spinach
Mixed Vegetables
WEIGHT
250 g
500 g
500 g
500 g
500 g
500 g
4 pieces
(500 g)
250 g
250 g
250 g
250 g
MICROWAVE TIME
AT 100%
5-6 minutes
8-10 minutes
7-9
8-9
8-9
8-10
8-10
minutes
minutes
minutes
minutes
minutes
3-5
4-6
5-6
4-5
minutes
minutes
minutes
minutes
SPECIAL PROCEDURES
Break apart as soon as possible.
Arrange with flower towards the centre.
Break apart as soon as possible. Arrange with flower towards the centre.
Add 1/2 cup water and 1 teaspoon sugar. Turn 1/2 way during cooking.
Add 3 tablespoons water and 1 teaspoon of butter.
Break apart as soon as possible.
REHEATING-FOOD CHART
FOOD
WEIGHT
Beverage
250 ml per cup (room
temp.)
1 cup
2 cups
Canned food
(eg. Spaghetti, Baked
Beans) (room temp.)
COOKING TIME AND
POWER LEVEL
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
11/2-21/2 minutes on 100%
31/2-4 minutes on 100%
Stir after reheating.
440 g can
740 g can
9-10 minutes on 50%
10-11 minutes on 50%
Place food in bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap or lid.
Stir halfway through cooking.
Stir after reheating.
Canned Soup
250 ml per cup (room
temp.)
1 cup
2 cups
2-21/2 minutes on 100%
5-6 minutes on 100%
Place food in bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap or lid.
Stir after reheating.
Dinner Plate-400 g
per serve
(refrigerated)
1 serve
7-8 minutes on 50%
Cover plate with plastic wrap. Place directly on turntable. Stand 2 minutes.
* Slice potato.
Casserole
250 g per serve
(refrigerated)
1 serve
8-9 minutes on 50%
Place in a casserole dish, cover with lid. Place directly on turntable.
Stir halfway through cooking. Stand 2-3 mins.
2 serves
12-15 minutes on 50%
NOTE: Room Temperature
Refrigerator Temperature
6
+20°C
+3°C