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MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNER’S MANUAL & COOKING GUIDE
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL
THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
LMV1650SB
LMV1650SW
P/NO.: 3828W5A8378
Thank you for purchasing an LG microwave oven.
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Service Division Bldg. #3
201 James Record Rd.
Huntsville, AL 35824-0126
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE
EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY...
(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with
the door open since open door operation
can result in harmful exposure to
microwave energy. It is important not to
defeat or tamper with the safety
interlocks.
(c) Do not operate the oven if it is damaged.
It is particularly important that the oven
door closes properly and that there is no
damage to the:
(1) Door (bent).
(2) Hinges and latches (broken or
loosened).
(3) Door seals and sealing surfaces.
(b) Do not place any object between the
oven front face and the door to allow soil
or cleaner residue to accumulate on
sealing surfaces.
(d) The oven should not be adjusted or
repaired by anyone except properly
qualified service personnel.
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SAFETY
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING -
To reduce the risk of burns,
electric shock, fire, injury to persons or exposure to
excessive microwave energy.
• Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
• Read all instructions before using the appliance.
• Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
• Read and follow the specific "PRECAUTIONS TO
AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY" found on page 2.
• When cleaning surface of door and oven that comes
together on closing the door, use only mild,
nonabrasive soaps, or detergent applied with a
sponge or soft cloth.
• This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to
properly grounded outlet. See "GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS" found on page 6.
• To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
- Do not over cook food. Carefully attend appliance
when paper, plastic, or other combustible materials
are placed are placed inside the oven to facilitate
cooking.
- Remove wire twist - ties from paper or plastic bag
before placing bag in oven.
- If material inside of the oven ignite, keep oven door
closed, turn oven off, and disconnect the power
cord, shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker
panel.
- Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not
leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in
the cavity when not in use.
• Install or locate this appliance only in accordance
with the provided installation instructions.
• Some produce such as whole eggs and sealed
containers-for example, closed glass jars are able to
explode and should not be heated in this oven.
• Use this appliance only for its intended use as
described in the manual. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in this appliance. This type of
oven is specifically designed to heat, cook or dry
food . It is not designed for industrial or laboratory
use.
• As with the appliance, close supervision is
necessary when used by children.
• Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged
cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or it has
been damaged or dropped.
• This appliance should be serviced only by qualified
service personnel. Contact nearest authorized
service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.
• Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
• Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use this
product near water - for example, near a kitchen
sink, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, or
similar location.
• Keep cord away from heated surface.
• Liquids such as water, coffee,or tea are able to be
overheated beyond the boiling point without
appearing to be boiling. Visible bubbling or boiling
when the container is removed from the microwave
oven is not always present. THIS COULD RESULT
IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING
OVER WHEN THE CONTAINER IS DISTURBED
OR WHEN A SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS
INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID. To reduce the risk of
injury to persons;
- Do not overheat the liquid.
- Stir the liquid both before and halfway through
heating it.
- Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow
necks.
- After heating, allow the container to stand in the
microwave oven for a short time before removing
the container
- Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other
utensil into the container.
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SAFETY
• Clean Ventilation Hoods Frequently - Grease should
not be allowed to accumulate on hood or filter.
• When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on.
• Use care when cleaning the vent-hood filter.
Corrosive cleaning agents, such as lye-based oven
cleaners, may damage the filter.
• Suitable foe use above both gas and electric
cooking equipment.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY
INTERFERENCE STATEMENT ( U.S.A. ONLY)
WARNING:
This equipment generates and uses ISM frequency
energy and if not installed and used properly, that is
in strict accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions, may cause interference to radio and
television reception. It has been type tested and
found to comply with limits for ISM Equipment
pursuant to part 18 of FCC Rules, which are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
such interference in a residential installation.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the
following:
• Clean door and sealing surface of the oven.
• Reorient the receiving antenna of the radio or
television.
• Relocate the Microwave Oven with respect to the
receiver.
• Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.
• Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so
that the microwave oven and the receiver are on
different branch circuits.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or
TV interference caused by unauthorized
modification to this microwave oven. It is the
responsibility of the user to correct such interference.
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INFORMATION
Please read this owner’s manual. It will tell you how
to use all the fine features of this microwave oven.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
LOCATION OF MODEL NUMBER
To request service information or replacement parts,
the service center will require the complete model
number of your microwave oven. The number is on the
oven front as shown in the illustration below.
MODEL NUMBER LABEL
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of an
electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of
electric shock by providing an escape wire for the
electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord
having outlet that a grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and
grounded.
WARNING -
Improper use of the
grounding can result in a risk of electric shock.
Consult a qualified electrician or serviceman if the
grounding instructions are not completely understood,
or if doubt exists as to whether the appliance is
properly grounded.
Do not use extension cord. If the power supply cord is
too short, have a qualified electrician or service man
install an outlet near the appliance. A short power
supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting
from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer
cord.
OVEN SPECIFICATIONS
Output Power
1,000W (IEC 60705)
Outer Dimensions 29-15/16” x 16-7/16” x 15-3/8”
Cavity Volume
1.6 Cu.ft
Net Weight
53 lbs.
Ensure proper ground
exists before use
ELECTRICAL RATING
* Electrical Rating of the Oven: 120V AC, 60Hz
* 13.3 Amp./ 1,560W (MWO + Cooktop Lamp +
Ventilation Fan)
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
The oven is designed to operate on a Standard
120V/60Hz household outlet. Be sure the circuit is at
least 15A or 20A and the microwave oven is the only
appliance on the circuit. It is not designed for 50Hz
or any circuit other than a 120V/60Hz circuit.
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INFORMATION
MICROWAVE OVEN FEATURES
Model and Serial
Number Plate
Door Handle
Vent Grille
Metal Rack
Window with
Metal Shield
Cooking Guide
Door Safety
Lock System
Grease Filter
Oven Control
Panel
Glass Turntable
Cooktop/Countertop Light
The glass tray moves in both directions to help cook
food more evenly. Do not operate the microwave oven
without the glass tray in place.
1
To Install:
1. Place the support on the oven cavity bottom.
2. Place the glass tray on the support.
Fit the raised, hollowed groove of the glass tray
bottom between the rollers of the hub. The rollers
on the support should fit inside the glass tray
bottom ridge.
2
3
1. Glass tray
2. Support
3. Hub
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INFORMATION
OVEN CONTROL PANEL
1
2
5
3
4
6
8
7
11
9
10
12
14
13
17
15
16
19
18
20
21
23
22
24
27
25
26
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INFORMATION
13. MORE: Touch this pad to add ten seconds of
cooking time each time you press it.
1. DISPLAY: The Display includes a clock and
indicators to tell you time of day, cooking time
settings and cooking functions selected.
14. QUICK DEFROST: This pad provides you with the
RAPID defrosting method for 1.0 pound frozen
foods.
2. CUSTOM COOK: Touch this pad to recall one
cooking instruction previously programmed into
memory.
15. HOLD WARM: Touch this pad to keep hot, cooked
foods warm in your microwave oven for up to 99
minutes 99 seconds.
3. CLOCK: Touch this pad to enter the time of day.
4. TIMER: Touch this pad to set the timer.
16. LESS: Touch this pad to subtract ten seconds of
cooking time each time you press it.
5. CUSTOM SET: Touch this pad to change the
oven’s default settings for sound, clock, display
speed and defrost weight.
17. TIME DEFROST: Touch this pad to defrost most
other frozen foods.
6. COOK: Touch this pad to cook frozen entree,
casserole, and rice. The oven’s sensor’ will tell the
oven how long to cook depending on the amount of
humidity coming from the food.
18. NUMBER: Touch number pads to enter cooking
time, power level, quantities, or weights.
7. REHEAT: Touch this pad to reheat dinner plate,
soup/sauce, and casserole. The oven’s sensor will
tell the oven how long to reheat depending on the
amount of humidity coming from the food.
8. POPCORN: Touch this pad when popping popcorn
in your microwave oven. The oven’s sensor will tell
the oven how long to cook depending on the amount
of humidity it detects from the popcorn.
9. PIZZA: Touch this pad to reheat pizza. The oven’s
sensor will tell the oven how long to reheat
depending on the amount of humidity it detects from
the pizza.
10. POTATO: Touch this pad to cook potatoes. The
oven’s sensor will tell the oven how long to cook
depending on the amount of humidity it detects from
the potato.
11. VEGETABLE: Touch this pad to cook vegetables.
The oven’s sensor will tell the oven how long to cook
depending on the amount of humidity it detects from
the vegetables.
12. AUTO DEFROST: Meat, poultry, fish. Touch this
pad to select food type and defrost food by weight.
19. START: Touch this pad to start a function. If you
open the door after oven begins to cook, START
again.
20. STOP/CLEAR: Touch this pad to stop the oven or
to clear all entries.
21. COOK TIME : Touch this pad to set a cooking time.
22. POWER LEVEL: Touch this pad to select a cooking
power level.
23. Ez-ON: Touch this pad to set and start quickly at
100% power level.
24. VENT ON/OFF: Touch this pad to turn the fan on or
off.
25. VENT CONTROL 5 SPEED: Touch this pad to
choose one of 5 fan speeds.
26. LIGHT HI/LOW/OFF: Touch this pad to turn on the
cooktop/countertop light.
27. LIGHT TIMER: Touch this pad to set the light timer.
WARNING:
DO NOT RUN THE OVEN EMPTY WITHOUT FOOD
IN IT.
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OPERATION
LEARN ABOUT YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
This section discusses the concepts behind microwave cooking and introduces you to the basics you need to
know to operate your microwave oven. Please read this information before use.
CAUTION
CAUTION
To avoid risk of personal injury
or property damage, do not use
stoneware, aluminum foil, metal utensils,
or metal trimmed utensils in the oven.
CLOCK
To avoid risk of personal injury
or property damage, do not run oven empty.
When your microwave oven is first plugged in or after
a power failure, the Display will show “PLEASE SET
TIME OF DAY”. If a time of day is not set, “:” will show
on the Display until you touch “Clock”.
TIMER
You can use your microwave oven as a timer. Use the
Timer for timing up to 99 minutes, 99 seconds.
Example: To set for 3 minutes.
Example: To set 8:00 AM.
1. Touch TIMER pad.
1. Touch CLOCK pad.
(Press once for AM,
twice for PM.)
2. Enter the time by using the
number key pad.
2. Enter the time by using the
number key pad.
START
START
3. Touch START pad.
3. Touch START pad.
When the time is over, you will
hear seven beeps and END
will display.
CUSTOM SET
You can change the default values for beep sound,
clock, display speed and defrost weight. See following
chart for more information.
NUMBER
1
2
3
4
FUNCTION
NUMBER
1
2
1
2
1
Display
2
3
1
Defrost weight
mode select
2
Beep ON/OFF
control
Clock display
control
RESULT
Sound ON
Sound OFF
Clock ON
Clock OFF
Slow speed
Normal speed
Fast speed
Lbs.
Kg.
Example: To change defrost weight mode.(from Lbs. to Kg.)
1. Touch CUSTOM SET pad.
2. Touch number 4 pad.
3. Touch number 2 pad.
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OPERATION
CHILD LOCK
You may lock the control panel to prevent the
microwave from being accidentally started or used by
children.
The Child Lock feature is also useful when cleaning the
control panel. Child Lock prevents accidental
programming when wiping the control panel.
Touch HI/LOW/OFF pad once
for bright light, twice for night
light, or three times to turn the
light off.
LIGHT TIMER
You can set the LIGHT to turn on and off automatically
at any time you want. The light comes on at the same
time every day until reset.
Example: To set the child lock.
1. Touch STOP/CLEAR pad.
STOP
CLEAR
LIGHT HI/LOW/OFF
Example: Turn on 2:00 AM, turn off 7:00 AM.
2. Touch and hold STOP/CLEAR
pad more than 4 seconds.
LOCKED will appear in the
display window with two beeps.
1. Touch TIMER pad.
(Press once for AM,
twice for PM.)
Example: To cancel the child lock.
2. Enter the time you want
the LIGHT to turn on.
1. Touch and hold STOP/CLEAR
pad more than 4 seconds.
LOCKED will disappear and
you hear two beeps. At this
time the oven is ready.
STOP
CLEAR
3. Touch TIMER pad again.
(Press once for AM, twice
for PM.)
4. Enter the time you want the
LIGHT to turn off.
VENT FAN
The fan moves steam and other vapors from the
cooking surface. There are five speeds.
START
5. Touch START pad.
Example for Level 4
NOTE: To reset the time to turn on and off the LIGHT,
repeat steps 1 to 5.
1. Touch ON/OFF pad.
This shows the last level
until you select the fan
speed level.
Example: To cancel the LIGHT TIMER.
1. Touch TIMER pad.
2. Touch 5-SPEED pad
until LEVEL4 appears in
the display.
Touch ON/OFF pad to turn off fan when desired.
STOP
CLEAR
NOTE:
• If the temperature from the range or cooktop below
the oven gets too hot, the exhaust fan in the vent
hood will automatically turn on to protect the oven.
• It may stay on up to an hour to cool the oven. When
this occurs, the ON/OFF button will not turn the fan off.
2. Touch STOP/CLEAR pad.
NOTE: If you want to cancel the LIGHT TIMER in
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operation, you should touch HI/LOW/OFF pad.
OPERATION
Ez-ON
CUSTOM COOK
A time-saving pad, this simplified control lets you
quickly set and start microwave cooking without the
need to touch START pad.
CUSTOM COOK lets you recall one cooking instruction
previously placed in memory and begin cooking
quickly.
Example: To set Ez-ON for 2 minutes.
Example: To cook for 2 minutes.
1. Touch Ez-ON pad 4 times.
The oven begins cooking and
display shows time counting
down.
1. Touch CUSTOM COOK pad.
2. Enter the cook time.
NOTE:
If you touch Ez-ON, it will add 30 seconds up to 3
minutes; after 3 minutes, every touch will add 1 minute
up to 99 min 59 seconds.
START
Example: To recall the favorite recipe.
HOLD WARM
You can keep cooked food warm in your microwave
oven for up to 99 minutes 99 seconds. You can use
HOLD WARM by itself or to follow a cooking cycle
automatically.
1. Touch CUSTOM COOK pad.
START
Example: To use the hold warm.
1. Touch HOLD WARM pad.
START
By using the MORE or LESS keys, all of the preprogrammed cook and time cook features can be
adjusted to cook food for a longer or shorter time.
Recommended
Quantity
Liquid
1-2 cups
Dry
5-10 ozs.
2. Touch START pad.
When the cook time is over,
you will hear four beeps and
END will display.
MORE/LESS
2. Touch START pad.
NOTE:
• HOLD WARM operates for up to 99 minutes 99
seconds.
• Food cooked covered should be covered during
HOLD WARM.
• Pastry items (pies, turnovers, etc.) should be
uncovered during HOLD WARM.
• Complete meals kept warm on a dinner plate can be
covered during HOLD WARM.
Food
Type
3. Touch START pad.
To make HOLD WARM automatically follow another
cycle:
• While you are programming the cooking instructions,
touch HOLD WARM before touching START.
• When the last cooking cycle is over, you will hear two
tones and “HOLD WARM” will appear in the oven
display.
• You can set HOLD WARM to follow AUTO
DEFROST, or multi-cycle cooking.
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Example
1. Pressing MORE will add 10
seconds of cooking time
each time you press it.
2. Pressing LESS will subtract
10 seconds of cooking time
each time you press it.
OPERATION
COOKING AT HIGH POWER
LEVELS
COOKING WITH MORE THAN
ONE COOK CYCLE
Example: To cook food for 8 minutes 30 seconds.
1. Enter the cook time.
START
2. Touch START pad.
When the cook time is over,
you will hear four beeps
and END will display.
For best results, some recipes call for one Power Level
for a certain length of time, and another Power Level
for another length of time. Your oven can be set to
change from one to another automatically, for up to
three cycles if the first heating cycle is defrost.
Example: To cook food for 3 minutes at 100% power and
then 70% power for 7 minutes 30 seconds.
1. Enter the first cook time.
COOKING AT LOWER POWER
LEVELS
2. Touch COOK TIME pad.
HIGH power cooking does not always give you the
best results with foods that need slower cooking, such
as roasts, baked goods, or custards. Your oven has10
power settings in addition to HIGH.
3. Enter the second cook time.
4. Touch POWER LEVEL pad.
Example: To cook food for 7 minutes 30 seconds
at 70% power.
5. Enter the power level.
1. Enter the cook time.
2. Touch POWER LEVEL pad.
3. Enter the power level.
START
4. Touch START pad.
When the cook time is over,
you will hear four beeps and
END will display.
See cooking guide for
power levels, page 14.
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START
6. Touch START pad.
When the cook time is over,
you will hear four beeps
and END will display.
OPERATION
COOKING GUIDE FOR LOWER POWER LEVELS
The 10 power levels in addition to “HIGH” allow you to
choose the best power level for the food you are
cooking. Below are listed all the power levels,
POWER LEVEL
MICROWAVE OUTPUT
10 High
100%
9
8
7
90%
80%
70%
examples of foods best cooked at each level, and the
amount of microwave power you are using.
USE
●
Boil water.
●
Cook ground beef.
●
Make candy.
●
Cook fresh fruits and vegetables.
●
Cook fish and poultry.
●
Preheat browning dish.
●
Reheat beverages.
●
Bacon slices. Place utensil on metal oven rack.
●
Reheat meat slices quickly.
●
Saute onions, celery, and green pepper.
●
All reheating.
●
Cook scrambled eggs.
●
Cook breads and cereal products.
●
Cook cheese dishes, veal.
●
Cook cakes, muffins, brownies, cupcakes.
6
60%
●
Cook pasta.
5
50%
●
Cook meats, whole poultry.
●
Cook custard.
●
Cook whole chicken, turkey, spare ribs, rib roast,
sirloin roast.
●
Cook less tender cuts of meat.
●
Reheat frozen convenience foods.
●
Thawing meat, poultry, and seafood.
●
Cooking small quantities of food.
●
Finish cooking casserole, stew, and some sauces.
●
Soften butter and cream cheese.
●
Heating small amounts of food.
●
Soften ice cream.
●
Raise yeast dough.
●
Standing time.
4
3
2
1
0
40%
30%
20%
10%
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OPERATION
SENSOR OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
Sensor Cook allows you to cook most of your favorite
foods without selecting cooking times and power levels.
The oven automatically determines required cooking
time for each food item. When the internal sensor
detects a certain amount of humidity coming from the
food, it will tell the oven how much longer to heat. The
display will show the remaining heating time. For best
results for cooking by Sensor, following these
recommendations.
1. Food cooked with the sensor system should be at
normal storage temperature.
ADDING OR SUBTRACTING
COOK TIME
By using the MORE or LESS pads all of the sensor
cook and time cook settings can be adjusted to cook
food for a longer or shorter time. Pressing MORE will
add 10 seconds of cooking time each time you press
it. Pressing LESS will subtract 10 seconds of cooking
time each time you press it.
POPCORN
POPCORN lets you pop commercially packaged
microwave popcorn. Pop only one package at a time.
For best results, use fresh bags of popcorn.
Example: To pop popcorn.
2. Glass Tray and outside of container should be dry to
assure best cooking results.
1. Touch POPCORN pad.
When the cook time is over,
you will hear four beeps and
END will display.
3. Foods should always be covered loosely with
microwavable plastic wrap, waxed paper, or a lid.
4. Do not open the door or touch the STOP/CLEAR
key during the sensing time. When the sensing time
has ended, the oven beeps twice and the remaining
cooking time will appear in the display window. At
this time you can open the door to stir, turn, or
rearrange the food.
• Recommended amount : 3.0 ~ 3.5 ozs.
CAUTION
SENSOR COOKING GUIDE
Appropriate containers and coverings help assure good
Sensor cooking results.
1. Always use microwavable containers and cover
them with lids or vented plastic wrap.
2. Never use tight-sealing plastic covers. They can
prevent steam from escaping and cause food to
overcook.
3. Match the amount to the size of the container.
Fill containers at least half full for best results.
4. Be sure the outside of the cooking container and the
inside of the microwave oven are dry before placing
food in the oven. Beads of moisture turning into
steam can mislead the sensor.
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Do not leave microwave oven unattended while
popping. When popping commercially packaged
popcorn, Remove the rack from the oven; Do not
place the bag of microwave popcorn on the rack or
under the rack.
OPERATION
PIZZA
Reheating pizza with the PIZZA function lets you
reheat one or several slices of pizza without selecting
cooking times and power levels.
Example: To reheat 2 slices of pizza.
COOK
Using COOK lets you heat common microwave-prepared
foods without needing to program times and Cook Powers.
COOK has preset Cook Power for 3 food categories:
Frozen Entree, Casserole, and Rice.
Example: To cook Rice.
1. Touch PIZZA pad.
When the cook time is over,
you will hear four beeps and
END will display.
1. Touch COOK pad.
2. Choose food category.
POTATO
Category
The POTATO pad lets you bake one or several
potatoes without selecting cooking times and power
levels.
Frozen Entree
Casserole
Rice
Example: To cook 2 potatoes.
1. Touch POTATO pad.
When the cook time is over,
you will hear four beeps and
END will display.
VEGETABLE
VEGETABLE has preset cook powers for 3 food
categories: Fresh, Frozen, and Canned.
Example: To Cook Frozen Vegetable.
1. Touch VEGETABLE pad.
Touch Pad
Number
1
2
3
When the cook time is over,
you will hear four beeps and
END will display.
NOTE:
• Use only long grain rice with sensor cook
program. See page 26 to cook other types of rice.
REHEAT
REHEAT lets you heat foods without needing to
program times and Cook Powers.
REHEAT has preset Cook Powers for 3 categories:
Dinner Plate, Soup/Sauce, and Casserole.
Example: To reheat Casserole.
2. Choose food category.
Category
Fresh
Frozen
Canned
1. Touch REHEAT pad.
Touch Pad
Number
2. Choose food category.
1
2
3
Category
Dinner Plate
Soup/Sauce
Casserole
When the cook time is over,
you will hear four beeps and
END will display.
Touch Pad
Number
1
2
3
When the cook time is over,
you will hear four beeps and
END will display.
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OPERATION
SENSOR COOK TABLE
CATEGORY
VEGETABLE
Potato
DIRECTION
AMOUNT
Pierce each potato with a fork and place on the oven tray around the
edge, at least one inch apart.
1 - 4 medium approx.
8 -10 ozs. each
Prepare as desired, wash, and leave residual water on the vegetables.
Fresh
Vegetable Place in an appropriately-sized microwave container, cover with
plastic wrap and vent.
1 - 4 cups
Remove from package, rinse off frost under running water. Place in
Frozen
Vegetable an appropriately-sized microwave container, cover with plastic wrap
and vent.
1 - 4 cups
Remove from the outer display can.
Canned
Vegetable Place in an appropriately sized microwave container, cover with plastic
wrap and vent.
After cooking, stir and allow to stand for 3 minutes.
1 - 4 cups
Frozen
Entrée
Remove from outer display package. Slit cover. If not in microwavesafe container, place on plate, cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Casserole
Assemble the ingredients per the recipe in a 1-2 quart casserole.
Cooking with plastic wrap and vent.
After cooking, stir and allow to stand for 3 minutes
Rice
Add twice the amount of water to the rice.
Use a microwave container large enough to prevent water from boiling
over dish. Cover with plastic wrap or lid.
10 - 21 ozs.
1 - 4 cups
/ - 2 cups
1 2
SENSOR REHEAT TABLE
CATEGORY
DIRECTION
AMOUNT
Pizza
This is reheat function for a leftover pizza.
Place on paper towel on a microwave safe plate.
Dinner Plate
Place on a low plate.
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
Let stand 3 minutes.
Soup/Sauce
Place in shallow microwavable casserole.
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
After cooking, stir and let stand 3 minutes.
1 - 4 cups
Casserole
Cover dish containing the casserole with plastic wrap and vent.
After cooking, stir and allow to stand for 3 minutes.
1 - 4 cups
1 - 3 slices
(3 - 5 ozs. slice)
1 - 2 servings
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OPERATION
AUTO DEFROST
WEIGHT CONVERSION CHART
Three defrost choices are preset in the oven. The
defrost feature provides you with the best defrosting
method for frozen foods, because the oven
automatically sets the defrosting times for each food
item according to the weight you enter. For added
convenience, the AUTO DEFROST includes a built-in
tone mechanism that reminds you to check, turn over,
separate, or rearrange the food during the defrost
cycle. Three different defrosting options are provided.
To enter food weight in AUTO DEFROST, you must
specify pounds and tenths of a pound. If the weight on
the food package is in fractions of a pound, you can
use the following chart to convert the weight to
decimals.
EQUIVALENT
OUNCE WEIGHT
1.6
3.2
4.0
4.8
6.4
8.0
9.6
11.2
12.0
12.8
14.4
16.0
1. MEAT
2. POULTRY
3. FISH
After touching AUTO DEFROST once, select the food
category. Available weight ranges for Meat, Poultry
and Fish are 0.1 to 6.0 lbs.
Example: To defrost 1.2 lbs of meat.
1. Touch AUTO DEFROST
pad.
2. Choose food category.
.10
.20
.25
.30
.40
.50
.60
.70
.75
.80
.90
1.00
One-Quarter Pound
One- Half Pound
Three-Quarters Pound
One Pound
DEFROSTING TIPS
3. Enter the weight.
START
NUMBER AFTER DECIMAL
4. Touch START pad.
NOTE:
• After you touch START, the display counts down the
defrost time. The oven will beep once during the
Defrost cycle. At this time, open the door and turn,
separate, or rearrange the food as needed. Remove
any portions that have thawed then return frozen
portions to the oven and touch START to resume the
defrost cycle.
• The oven will not stop during the BEEP unless
the door is opened.
• When using AUTO DEFROST, the weight to be
entered is the net weight in pounds and tenths of
pounds (the weight of the food minus the container).
• Use AUTO DEFROST only for raw food. AUTO
DEFROST gives best results when food to be
thawed is a minimum of 0°F (taken directly from a
true freezer). If food has been stored in a
refrigerator-freezer that does not maintain a
temperature of 5°F or below, always program a lower
food weight (for a shorter defrosting time)
to prevent cooking the food.
• If the food is stored outside the freezer for up to
20 minutes, enter a lower food weight.
• The shape of the package alters the defrosting
time. Shallow rectangular packets defrost more
quickly than a deep block.
• Separate pieces as they begin to defrost. Separated
pieces defrost more easily.
• You can use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield
foods like chicken wings, leg tips, and fish tails, but
the foil must not touch the side of the oven. Foil
causes arcing, which can damage the oven lining.
• Shield areas of food with small pieces of foil if they
start to become warm.
• For even, complete defrosting, use the defrosting
rack.
• For best results, elevate food to be defrosted on a
microwave safe roasting rack. This prevents the
possibility of warm meat juices cooking food during
defrost.
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OPERATION
AUTO DEFROST CHART
Meat setting
FOOD
SETTING
AT BEEP
BEEF
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Meat of irregular shape and large, fatty cuts
of meat should have the narrow or fatty
areas shielded with foil at the beginning of
a defrost sequence.
Ground Beef,
Bulk
MEAT
Remove thawed portions with fork.
Turn over. Return remainder to oven.
Do not defrost less than 1/4 lb.
Freeze in doughnut shape.
Ground Beef,
Patties
MEAT
Separate and rearrange.
Do not defrost less than two oz. patties.
Depress center when freezing.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Round Steak
MEAT
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Tenderloin
Steak
MEAT
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Stew Beef
MEAT
Remove thawed portions with fork.
Separate remainder.
Return remainder to oven.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Pot Roast,
Chuck Roast
MEAT
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Rib Roast
MEAT
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Rolled Rump
Roast
MEAT
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
MEAT
Remove thawed portions with fork.
Return remainder to oven.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
MEAT
Separate and rearrange.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
PORK
Chops
(1/2 inch thick)
MEAT
Separate and rearrange.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Hot Dogs
MEAT
Separate and rearrange.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Spareribs
Country-style
Ribs
MEAT
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Sausage,
Links
MEAT
Separate and rearrange.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Sausage,
Bulk
MEAT
Remove thawed portions with fork.
Turn over. Return remainder to oven.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Loin Roast,
Boneless
MEAT
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
LAMB
Cubes for
Stew
Chops
(1 inch thick)
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OPERATION
AUTO DEFROST CHART (CONTINUED)
Poultry setting
FOOD
CHICKEN
Whole
(under 4 lbs)
SETTING
AT BEEP
POULTRY
Turn over (finish defrosting breast side
down). Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Place chicken breast-side up on a
microwavable roast rack. Finish defrosting by
immersing in cold water. Remove giblets when
chicken is partially defrosted.
Separate pieces and rearrange.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water.
POULTRY
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water.
POULTRY
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water.
Cut-up
CORNISH
HENS
Whole
TURKEY
Breast
(under 6 lbs)
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Fish setting
FOOD
SETTING
AT BEEP
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
FISH
Fillets
FISH
Turn over. Separate fillets when
partially thawed if possible.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Carefully separate fillets under cold water.
Steaks
FISH
Separate and rearrange.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Run cold water over to finish defrosting.
Whole
FISH
Turn over.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Cover head and tail with foil; do not let
foil touch sides of microwave . Finish
defrosting by immersing in cold water.
SHELLFISH
Crabmeat
FISH
Break apart. Turn over.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Lobster tails
FISH
Turn over and rearrange.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Shrimp
FISH
Separate and rearrange.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Scallops
FISH
Separate and rearrange.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
NOTE : Food to be defrosted must be not more than 6.0 lbs
*Available weight is 0.1~6.0 lbs
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OPERATION
TIME DEFROST
METAL RACK
This feature allows you to choose the time you want to
defrost.
The metal rack gives you extra space when cooking in
more than one container at the same time.
Example: To defrost for 2 minutes.
To use rack:
1. Touch TIME DEFROST pad.
2. Enter the defrosting time you
want.
START
1. Place rack securely in the four plastic supports.
• Rack MUST NOT touch metal walls or back of
microwave oven.
2. Place equal amounts of food both ABOVE AND
BELOW rack.
• Amount of food must be approximately the same to
balance out cooking energy.
3. Touch START pad.
(Defrost starts)
When the defrost time is
over, you will hear four
beeps and END will display.
CAUTION
To avoid risk of property damage:
• Do not use rack to pop popcorn.
• Rack must be on the four plastic supports when
used.
• Use the rack only when cooking food on rack
position.
• Do not cook with rack on floor of the oven.
QUICK DEFROST
The QUICK DEFROST feature provides you with the rapid
defrosting method for 1.0 pound frozen foods. The oven
automatically sets the defrosting time for ground beef.
Example: To defrost 1lb ground beef.
QUICK
DEFROST
START
1. Touch QUICK DEFROST pad.
2. Touch START pad.
TIME DEFROST CHART
FOOD
TIME/lb
MEAT
Bacon
Ground meat
Roasts
2 - 4 minutes
41⁄2 - 6 minutes
41⁄2 - 6 minutes
Steaks, chops and cutlets
41⁄2 - 6 minutes
POULTRY
Chicken, broiler-fryer
cut up (21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
Chicken, whole (2 to 3 lbs.)
41⁄3 - 51⁄3 minutes
5 - 6 minutes
Cornish hen
5 - 7 minutes
FISH & SEAFOOD
Fillets
Shellfish, small pieces
4 - 51⁄2 minutes
4 - 5 minutes
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Turn food over at beep. Stand for 5 minutes after defrosting.
Turn food over at beep. Stand for 5 minutes after defrosting.
Turn food over at beep. Shield warm areas with foil.
Stand for 5 to 10 minutes.
Same as above.
Turn food over at beep. Shield warm areas with foil.
Stand for 20 to 30 minutes. Cover with foil.
Turn food over at beep. Shield warm areas with foil.
Stand for 20 to 30 minutes. Cover with foil.
Turn food over at beep. Shield warm areas with foil.
Stand for 20 to 30 minutes. Cover with foil.
Place block in casserole. Turn food over and break up
after beep. Stand for 5 minutes.
NOTE:
Defrost times are approximate and are intended as guidelines.
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COOKING
GETTING THE BEST COOKING
RESULTS
To get the best results from your microwave oven, read
and follow the guidelines below.
• Storage Temperature: Foods taken from the freezer
or refrigerator take longer to cook than the same
foods at room temperature. The time for recipes in
this book is based on the normal storage temperature
of the food.
• Size: Small pieces of food cook faster than large
ones, pieces similar in size and shape cook more
evenly. For even cooking, reduce the power when
cooking large pieces of food.
• Natural Moisture: Very moist foods cook more
evenly because microwave energy is attracted to
water molecules.
• Stir foods such as casseroles and vegetables from
the outside to the center to distribute the heat evenly
and speed cooking. Constant stirring is not
necessary.
• Turn over foods like pork chops, baking potatoes,
roasts, or whole cauliflower halfway through the
cooking time to expose all sides equally to microwave
energy.
• Place delicate areas of foods, such as asparagus
tips, toward the center of the dish.
• Arrange unevenly shaped foods, such as chicken
pieces or salmon steaks, with the thicker, meatier
parts toward the outside of the dish.
• Shield, with Small pieces of aluminum foil, parts of
food that may cook quickly, such as wing tips and leg
ends of poultry.
• Let It Stand: After you remove the food from the
microwave, cover food with foil or casserole lid and let
it stand to finish cooking in the center and avoid
overcooking the outer edges. The length of standing
time depends on the density and surface area of the
food.
• Wrapping in waxed paper or paper towel:
Sandwiches and many other foods containing
prebaked bread should be wrapped prior to
microwaving to prevent drying out.
Fish & Shellfish
Cooking Fish and Shellfish: General Directions
• Prepare the fish for cooking.
- Completely defrost the fish or shellfish.
- Arrange unevenly shaped pieces with thicker parts
toward the outside of the dish. Arrange shellfish in a
single layer for even cooking.
- The type of cover you use depends on how you
cook. Poached fish needs a microwavable lid or
vented plastic wrap.
- Baked fish, coated fish, or fish in sauce needs to be
covered lightly with waxed paper to keep the coating
crisp and sauce from getting watery.
- Always set the shortest cooking time. Fish is done
when it turns opaque and the thickest part begins to
flake. Shellfish is done when the shell turns from
pink to red and the flesh is opaque and firm.
• The Fish and Shellfish Cooking Table below provides
specific directions with Power Level and Cooking
Time settings for most types of fish and shellfish.
Fish And Shellfish Cooking Table
POWER
LEVEL
COOKING
TIME
Fish fillets
HI
31/2-41/2 minutes
Fish steaks
HI
41/2-51/2 minutes
Whole fish
7
41/2-6 minutes
Scallops
HI
31/2-5 minutes
Shrimp, shelled
HI
31/2-5 minutes
FISH
DIRECTIONS
Arrange the fish in a single layer with thickest portion
toward outside edge of 11/2 quart microwavable baking
dish. Brush with melted butter and season, if desired.
Cook covered with vented plastic wrap. Let stand
covered 2 minutes. If you are cooking more than 1 lb. of
fish, turn the fish halfway through cooking.
Arrange in a single layer. Prepare as directed above,
except stir instead of turning the shellfish.
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COOKING
Appetizers / Sauces / Soups
Meat
Cooking Appetizers: Tips and
Techniques
Cooking Meat: General Directions
Recommended
• Crisp crackers, such as melba toast, shredded wheat,
and crisp rye crackers are best for microwave use.
Wait until party time to add the spreads. Place a
paper towel under the crackers while they cook in the
microwave oven to absorb extra moisture.
• Arrange individual appetizers in a circle for even
cooking.
• Stir dips to distribute heat and shorten cooking time.
Cooking Sauces: Tips and Techniques
• Use a microwavable casserole or glass measuring
cup that is at least 2 or 3 times the volume of the
sauce.
• Sauces made with cornstarch thicken more rapidly
than those made with flour.
• Prepare the meat for cooking.
- Defrost completely.
- Trim off excess fat to avoid splattering.
- Place the meat, fat side down, on a microwavable
rack in a microwavable dish.
- Use oven cooking bag for less tender cuts of meat.
- Arrange the meat so that thicker portions are toward
the outside of the dish.
- Cover the meat with waxed paper to prevent
splattering.
• Tend the meat as it cooks.
- Drain juices as they accumulate to reduce
splattering and keep from overcooking the bottom of
the meat.
- Shield thin or bony portions with strips of foil to
prevent overcooking.
NOTE: Keep the foil at least 1 inch from the oven
walls, and do not cover more than one-third of the
meat with foil at any one time.
Cooking Soups: Tips and Techniques
• Cook soups in a microwavable dish which holds
double the volume of the recipe ingredients to prevent
boil-over, especially if you use cream or milk in the
soup.
• Generally, cover microwaved soups with VENTED
plastic wrap or a microwavable lid.
• Cover foods to retain moisture. Uncover foods to
retain crispness.
• Avoid overcooking by using the minimum suggested
time. Add more time, if necessary, only after checking
the food.
• Let the meat stand covered with foil 10-15 minutes
after you remove it from the oven. The internal
temperature of the meat may rise an additional
5-10°F during standing time.
The Meat Cooking Table on the next page provides
detailed directions, Power Level, and Cooking Time
settings for most cuts of meat.
Not Recommended
• Appetizers with a crisp coating or puff pastry are best
done in a conventional oven with dry heat.
• Breaded products can be warmed in the microwave
oven but will not come out crisp.
• Cook sauces made with cornstarch or flour uncovered
so you may stir them 2 or 3 times during cooking for a
smooth consistency.
• To adapt a conventional sauce or gravy recipe,
reduce the amount of liquid slightly.
• Stirring occasionally will help blend flavors, distribute
heat evenly, and may even shorten the cooking time.
• When converting a conventional soup recipe to cook
in the microwave, reduce the liquid, salt, and strong
seasonings.
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COOKING
Meat Cooking Table
MEAT
POWER
LEVEL
COOKING
TIME
DIRECTIONS
Form patties with depression in center of each.
Place on microwavable roast rack. Brush with browning
agent, if desired. Cover with waxed paper.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
Let stand covered 1 minute.
Beef
Hamburgers,
Fresh or defrosted
(4 oz. each)
1 patty
2 patties
4 patties
HI
Sirloin tip roast
(3-4 lbs.)
5
8-10 minutes
per pound
RARE (135°F)
11-13 minutes
per pound
MEDIUM (155°F)
Place roast fat side down on a microwavable roast rack.
Add desired seasonings and cover with waxed paper.
Turn meat over halfway through cooking and shield if
necessary. Remove roast from microwave oven when
desired temperature is reached. Let stand covered with foil
15 minutes.(Temperature may rise about 10°F).
Lamb
Lamb roast, rolled
boneless (3-4 lbs.)
5
11-12 minutes
per pound
RARE (135°F)
12-13 minutes
per pound
MEDIUM (145°F)
13-14 minutes
per pound
WELL (155°F)
Place roast fat side down on a microwavable roast rack.
Brush lamb with marinade or desired seasonings such as
rosemary, thyme or marjoram. Cover with waxed paper.
Turn roast over after 15 minutes, and again after 30 minutes.
Shield if necessary.
Remove roast from microwave when desired temperature
is reached. Let stand covered with foil 15 minutes.
(Temperature may rise about 10°F).
Pork
Bacon slices
2 slices
4 slices
6 slices
10 slices
HI
Chops
(5-7 oz. each)
2 chops
3
1-11/2 minutes
11/2-2 minutes
21/2-31/2 minutes
11/2-2 minutes
2-3 minutes
4-5 minutes
7-8 minutes
18-20 minutes
per pound
15-17 minutes
per pound
4 chops
Loin Roast,
rolled, boneless
(31/2- 41/2 lbs.)
3
Sausage links,
Fresh or Frozen,
defrosted
(1-2 oz. each)
2 links
4 links
6 links
10 links
HI
25-27 minutes
per pound
(165°F)
Place bacon slices on a microwavable roast rack.
Cover with paper towels.
After cooking, let stand 1 minute.
Place chops in a microwavable baking dish.
Add desired seasonings and cover with vented plastic wrap.
Cook until no longer pink or until internal temperature
reaches 170° F. Turn chops over halfway through cooking.
Let stand covered 5 minutes.
(Temperature may rise about 10°F).
Place roast in cooking bag in a microwavable dish.
Add seasonings and browning agent if desired. Close bag
loosely with microwavable closure or string. After cooking,
let stand in bag 15 minutes. (Temperature may rise about
10°F.) Internal temperature of pork should reach 170°F
before serving.
Pierce links and place on a microwavable roast rack.
Cover with waxed paper or paper towel.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
After cooking, let stand covered 1 minute.
45-60 seconds
1-11/2 minutes
11/2-2 minutes
13/4-2 minutes
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COOKING
Poultry
Cooking Poultry: General Directions
• Prepare the poultry for cooking.
- Defrost completely.
- Arrange poultry pieces with thicker pieces at the
outside edge of the baking dish. When cooking legs,
arrange them like the spokes of a wheel.
- Cover the baking dish with waxed paper to reduce
splattering.
- Use a browning agent or cook with a sauce to give a
browned appearance.
• Watch the poultry as it cooks.
- Drain and discard juices as they accumulate.
- Shield thin or bony pieces with small strips of
aluminum foil to prevent overcooking. Keep foil at
least 1 inch from the oven walls and other pieces of
foil.
• The poultry is done when it is no longer pink and the
juices run clear. When done, the temperature in the
thigh meat should be 180-185°F.
• Let the poultry stand after cooking covered with foil for
10 minutes.
The Poultry Cooking Table below provides detailed
directions, Power Level, and Cooking Time settings for
most cuts and types of poultry.
Poultry Cooking Table
POULTRY
POWER
LEVEL
COOKING
TIME
DIRECTIONS
Chicken pieces
(21⁄2-3 lbs.)
HI
41⁄2-51⁄2 minutes
per pound
Before cooking, wash pieces and shake the water off.
Place pieces in a single layer in a microwavable baking
dish with thicker pieces to the outside. Brush with butter or
browning agent and seasonings if desired. Cover with
waxed paper. Cook until no longer pink and juices run
clear. Let stand covered 5 minutes.
Chicken whole
(3-31⁄2 lbs.)
HI
12-13 minutes
per pound
Before cooking, wash and shake off water. Place breast
side down on a microwavable roasting rack. Brush with
butter, or browning agent and seasoning if desired. Cover
with waxed paper. Cook 1⁄3 of estimated time. Turn breast
side up, brush with butter, or browning agent. Replace
waxed paper. Cook 1⁄3 of estimated time again. Shield if
necessary. Cook remaining 1⁄3 of estimated time or until no
longer pink and juices run clear. Let stand covered with foil
10 minutes. (The temperature may rise about 10°F.) The
temperature in the thigh should be 180°F-185°F when
the poultry is done.
Cornish Hens
whole
(1-11⁄2 lbs. each)
HI
6-7 minutes
per pound
Before cooking, wash and shake the water off.
Tie wings to body of hen and the legs to tail. Place hens
breast side down on microwavable rack. Cover with waxed
paper. Turn breast side up halfway through cooking. Shield
bone ends of drumsticks with foil.
Remove and discard drippings. Brush with butter or
browning agent and seasonings if desired. Cook until
no longer pink and juices run clear. Remove hens from
microwave when they reach desired temperature.
Let stand covered with foil 5 minutes. (Temperature may
rise about 10°F). Temperature in breast should be 170°F
before serving.
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COOKING
Pasta And Rice
Microwave cooking and conventional cooking of pasta,
rice, and cereal require about the same amount of time,
but the microwave is a more convenient method
because you can cook and serve in the same dish.
There is no stirring needed and leftover pasta tastes
just like fresh cooked when reheated in the microwave
oven.
Cooking Pasta and Rice: Tips and Techniques
• If you are planning to use rice or pasta in a casserole,
undercook it so it is still firm.
• Allow for standing time with rice, but not for pasta.
• The Pasta and Rice Cooking Tables below provide
specific directions, with Power Level and Cooking
Time settings for most common types of pasta and
rice.
Pasta Cooking Table
TYPE OF
PASTA
POWER
LEVEL
COOKING
TIME
Spaghetti
4 cups water
Add 8 ozs. spaghetti
HI
5
9-10 minutes
71⁄2-81⁄2 minutes
HI
5
6-7 minutes
51⁄2-61⁄2 minutes
Lasagna noodles
4 cups water
Add 8 ozs. lasagna
noodles
HI
5
7-8 minutes
11-121⁄2 minutes
Egg noodles
6 cups water
Add 4 cups noodles
HI
5
8-10 minutes
51⁄2-61⁄2 minutes
Macaroni
3 cups water
Add 2 cups
macaroni
DIRECTIONS
Combine hot tap water and salt, if desired.
Use a 2-quart microwavable baking dish and cover with
vented plastic wrap for spaghetti and lasagna noodles.
Use microwavable lid or vented plastic wrap for macaroni
and egg noodles.
Cook at Power Level HI as directed in chart or until water
boils.
Stir in pasta; cook covered at Power Level 5 as directed in
chart or until tender.
Drain in a colander.
Rice Cooking Table
POWER
LEVEL
COOKING
TIME
Long grain
21⁄4 cups water
Add 1 cup rice
HI
3
5-7 minutes
19 minutes
Brown
21⁄4 cups water
Add 1 cup rice
HI
3
41⁄2-51⁄2 minutes
28 minutes
Long grain and
wild rice mix
21⁄3 cups water
Add 6 oz. package
HI
3
4-5 minutes
24 minutes
Quick cooking
1 cup water
Add 1 cup rice
HI
2-3 minutes
TYPE OF RICE
DIRECTIONS
Combine hot tap water and salt, if desired, in 2 quart
microwavable casserole.
Cover with microwavable lid or vented plastic wrap.
Cook as directed in chart at Power Level HI or until water boils.
Stir in rice and any seasonings.
Cook covered as directed in chart at Power Level 3 or until
water is absorbed and rice is tender.
Let stand covered 5 to 10 minutes.
Fluff with fork.
Cook water until it boils.
Stir rice into boiling water and let stand, covered 5 to 10
minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.
Fluff with fork.
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MAINTENANCE
CARE AND CLEANING
For best performance and safety, keep the oven clean
inside and outside. Take special care to keep the inner
door panel and the oven front frame free of food or
grease build-up.
Never use rough powder or pads. Wipe the
microwave oven inside and out, including the hood
bottom cover, with a soft cloth and a warm (not hot)
mild detergent solution. Then rinse and wipe dry. Use a
chrome cleaner and polish on chrome, metal, and
aluminum surfaces. Wipe spatters immediately with a
wet paper towel, especially after cooking chicken or
bacon. Clean your oven weekly or more often, if
needed.
5. Reconnect power or plug in microwave oven.
NOTE: Do not operate the hood without the filter in
place.
CHARCOAL FILTER REPLACEMENT
If your oven is vented inside, the charcoal filter should
be replaced every 6 to 12 months, and more often if
necessary. The charcoal filter cannot be cleaned.
To order a new charcoal filter, contact the Parts
Department at your nearest Authorized Service Center.
1. Disconnect power or unplug microwave oven.
2. Remove the two vent grille mounting screws.
METAL RACK
Wash the metal rack with a mild soap and a soft or
nylon scrub brush. Dry completely.
Do not use abrasive scrubbers or cleaners to clean
rack.
CLEANING THE GREASE FILTERS
The grease filter should be removed and cleaned
often, at least once a month.
1. Disconnect power or unplug microwave oven.
2. To remove grease filter, slide filter to the side. Pull
filter downward and push to the other side. The filter
will drop out.
3. Tip the grille forward, then lift out to remove.
4. Remove old filter.
5. Slide a new charcoal filter into place.
The filter should rest at the angle shown.
3. Soak grease filter in hot water and a mild detergent.
Rinse well and shake to dry. Do not use ammonia
or place in a dishwasher. The aluminum will
darken.
6. Slide the bottom of the vent grille into place.
Push the top until it snaps into place.
Replace the mounting screws.
7. Reconnect power or plug in microwave oven.
4. To reinstall the filter, slide it into the back slot, then
push up to lock.
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MAINTENANCE
COOKTOP/COUNTERTOP
LIGHT REPLACEMENT
1. Disconnect power or unplug microwave oven.
2. Remove the bulb cover mounting screws.
3. Replace bulb with 30 or 40 watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace bulb cover, and mounting screws.
5. Reconnect power or plug in microwave oven.
OVEN LIGHT REPLACEMENT
1. Disconnect power or unplug microwave oven.
2. Remove the vent grille mounting screws.
(2 outer screws)
3. Tip the cover forward, then lift out to remove.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q. Can I use a rack in my microwave oven so that I
may reheat or cook in two rack positions at a
time?
A. Only use the rack that is supplied with your
microwave oven. Use of any other rack can result in
poor cooking performance and/or arcing and may
damage your oven.
Q. Can I use either metal or aluminum pans in my
microwave oven?
A. Usable metal includes aluminum foil for shielding
(use small, flat pieces). Never allow metal to touch
walls or door.
Q. Sometimes the door of my microwave oven
appears wavy. Is this normal?
A. This appearance is normal and does not affect the
operation of your oven.
Q. What are the humming noises I hear when my
microwave oven is operating?
A. This is the sound of the transformer when the
magnetron tube cycles on and off.
Q. Why does the dish become hot when I
microwave food in it?
A. As the food becomes hot it will conduct the heat to
the dish. Use hot pads to remove food after
cooking. The dish may not be microwave safe.
4. Push the hook.
5. Lift up the bulb holder.
6. Replace bulb with a 30 or 40 watt appliance bulb.
7. Replace the bulb holder.
8. Slide the bottom of the vent cover into place. Push
the top until it snaps into place. Replace the
mounting screws.
9. Reconnect power or plug in microwave oven.
Q. What does standing time mean?
A. Standing time means that food should be taken out
of the oven and covered for additional time after
cooking. This process allows the cooking to finish,
saves energy, and frees the oven for other purposes.
Q. Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven?
How do I get the best results?
A. Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn following
manufacturer’s guidelines or use the
preprogrammed Popcorn pad.
Do not use regular paper bags. Use the listening
test by stopping the oven as soon as the popping
slows to a pop every one or two seconds. Do not try
to repop unpropped kernels. You can also use
special microwave poppers. When using a popper,
be sure to follow manufacturer’s directions. Do not
pop popcorn in glass utensils.
Q. Why does steam come out of the air exhaust
vent?
A. Steam is normally produced during cooking. The
microwave oven has been designed to vent this
steam out the vent.
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MAINTENANCE
MICROWAVE UTENSIL GUIDE
USE
OVENPROOF GLASS
(treated for high intensity heat):
Utility dishes, loaf dishes, pie
plates, cake plates, liquid
measuring cups, casseroles and
bowls without metallic trim.
CHINA:
Bowls, cups, serving plates and
platters without metallic trim.
PLASTIC:
Plastic wrap (as a cover)-- lay the
plastic wrap loosely over the dish and
press it to the sides.
Vent plastic wrap by turning back one
edge slightly to allow excess steam to
escape. The dish should be deep
enough so that the plastic wrap will
not touch the food.
As the food heats it may melt the
plastic wrap wherever the wrap
touches the food.
Use plastic dishes, cups, semirigid
freezer containers and plastic bags
only for short cooking times. Use
these with care because the plastic
may soften from the heat of the
food.
PAPER:
Paper towels, waxed paper, paper
napkins, and paper plates with no
metallic trim or design. Look for the
manufacturer's label for use in the
microwave oven.
DO NOT USE
METAL UTENSILS:
Metal shields the food from microwave energy and produces
uneven cooking. Also avoid metal skewers, thermometers or
foil trays. Metal utensils can cause arcing, which can damage
your microwave oven.
METAL DECORATION:
Metal-trimmed or metal-banded dinnerware, casserole dishes,
etc. The metal trim interferes with normal cooking and may
damage the oven.
ALUMINUM FOIL:
Avoid large sheets of aluminum foil because they hinder
cooking and may cause harmful arcing. Use small pieces of foil
to shield poultry legs and wings. Keep ALL aluminum foil at
least 1 inch from the side walls and door of the oven.
WOOD:
Wooden bowls and boards will dry out and may split or crack
when you use them in the microwave oven. Baskets react in
the same way.
TIGHTLY COVERED UTENSILS:
Be sure to leave openings for steam to escape from covered
utensils.
Pierce plastic pouches of vegetables or other food items before
cooking.
Tightly closed pouches could explode.
BROWN PAPER:
Avoid using brown paper bags.
They absorb too much heat and could burn.
FLAWED OR CHIPPED UTENSILS:
Any utensil that is cracked, flawed, or chipped may break in the
oven.
METAL TWIST TIES:
Remove metal twist ties from plastic or paper bags.
They become hot and could cause a fire.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE
Check the following list to be sure a service call is
really necessary. A quick reference of this manual as
well as reviewing additional information on items to
check may prevent an unneeded service call.
If nothing on the oven operates:
• check for a blown circuit fuse or a tripped main
circuit breaker.
• check if oven is properly connected to electric circuit
in house.
• check that controls are set properly.
If the oven interior light does not works:
• the light bulb is loose or defective.
If oven will not cook:
• check that control panel was programmed correctly.
• check that door is firmly closed.
• check that Start Pad was touched.
• check that timer wasn’t started instead of a cook
function.
If oven takes longer than normal to cook or cooks
too rapidly:
• be sure the Power Level is programmed properly.
If the time of day clock does not always keep
correct time:
• check that the power cord is fully inserted into the
outlet receptacle.
• be sure the oven is the only appliance on the
electrical circuit.
If food cooks unevenly:
• be sure food is evenly shaped.
• be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking.
• check placement of aluminum foil strips used to prevent
overcooking.
If food is undercooked:
• check recipe to be sure all directions (amount, time,
and power levels) were correctly followed.
• be sure microwave oven is on a separate circuit.
• be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking.
If food is overcooked:
• check recipe to be sure all directions (amount, power
level, time, size of dish) were followed.
If arcing (sparks) occur:
• be sure microwavable dishes were used.
• be sure wire twist ties weren’t used.
• be sure oven wasn’t operated when empty.
• make sure metal rack (if used) is properly installed on 4
supports.
If the Display shows a time counting down but the
oven is not cooking:
• check that door is firmly closed.
• check that timer wasn’t started instead of a cooking
function.
Vent fan starts automatically:
• If the temperature gets too hot around the microwave
oven, the fan in the vent hood will automatically turn
on to cool the oven. It may stay on up to an hour to
cool the oven.
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LG MICROWAVE OVEN LIMITED WARRANTY – USA
LG Electronics Inc. will repair or replace your product, at LG’s option, if it proves to be defective in
material or workmanship under normal use, during the warranty period set forth below, effective from
the date of original consumer purchase of the product. This limited warranty is good only to the original
purchaser of the product and effective only when used in the United States, including U.S. Territories.
HOW SERVICE IS HANDLED:
Call 1-877-714-7486 and choose the appropriate prompt.
Please have product type (Microwave) and ZIP code
ready.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY IS REQUIRED BY LAW, IT IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE EXPRESS WARRANTY
PERIOD ABOVE. LG WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OF
ANY KIND, INCLUDING LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRODUCT. SOME STATES DO
NOT ALLOW LIMITATION ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO:
1. Service trips to your home to deliver, pick up, and/or install the product, instruct, or replace house
fuses or correct wiring, or correction of unauthorized repairs; and
2. Damages or operating problems that result from misuse, abuse, operation outside environmental
specifications or contrary to the requirements or precautions in the Operating Guide, accident,
vermin, fire, flood, improper installation, acts of God, unauthorized modification or alteration,
incorrect electrical current or voltage, or commercial use, or use for other than intended purpose.
Therefore, the cost of repair or replacement of such a defective product shall be borne by the
consumer.
CUSTOMER INTER-ACTIVE CENTER NUMBERS:
To Prove Warranty Coverage
Retain your Sales Receipt to prove date of purchase. A
copy of your Sales Receipt must be submitted at the time
warranty service is provided.
To Obtain Nearest Authorized Service
Center or Sales Dealer, or to Obtain
Product, Customer, or Service
Assistance
Call 1-877-714-7486 (Phone answered 24 hours - 365 days
a year) and choose the appropriate prompt from the
menu; or visit our website at:
http://us.lgservice.com.
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