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MICROWAVE/GRILL/CONVECTION OVEN
OWNER’S MANUAL
CAUTION
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
THE MANUFACTURERS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS CAUSED BY
THE USER’S FAILURE TO OBSERVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
MC8088HL
MC8088HR
P/No: MFL55318502
Contents
How the Microwave Function Works
Microwaves are a form of energy similar to radio, television waves, and
ordinary daylight. Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. This oven, however,
has a magnetron that is designed to make use of the energy in microwaves.
Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to create microwave
energy.
These microwaves enter the cooking area through openings inside the oven.
A tray is located inside the oven. Microwaves cannot pass through metal
walls of the oven, but they can penetrate such materials as glass, porcelain
and paper, the materials out of which microwave-safe cooking dishes are
constructed.
Microwaves do not heat cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually
get hot from the heat generated by the food.
A very safe appliance
Your Microwave oven, is one of the safest of all home
appliances. When the door is opened, the oven
automatically stops producing microwaves. Microwave
energy is converted completely to heat when it enters
food, leaving no “left over” energy to harm you when
you eat your food.
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Contents ________________________________________________ 2
Important safety instructions ________________________________ 3 ~ 7
Precautions ______________________________________________ 8
Unpacking & Installing _____________________________________ 9 ~ 10
Control Panel ____________________________________________ 11
Method to use accessories as per mode _______________________ 12
Setting the Clock __________________________________________ 13
Child Lock _______________________________________________ 14
Micro Power Cooking _____________________________________ 15
Micro Power Level ________________________________________ 16
Grill Cooking ____________________________________________ 17
Grill Combi Cooking ______________________________________ 18
Convection Preheat _______________________________________ 19
Convection Cooking _______________________________________ 20
Convection Combi Cooking _________________________________ 21
Quick Start ______________________________________________ 22
More or less Cooking ______________________________________ 23
Keep Warming ___________________________________________ 24
Auto Cook _______________________________________________ 25 ~ 27
Auto Roast _______________________________________________ 28 ~ 29
Crisp Cook _______________________________________________ 30 ~ 32
Auto Defrost _____________________________________________ 33 ~ 34
Combi Defrost ____________________________________________ 35 ~ 36
Quick Defrost ____________________________________________ 37 ~ 38
Ez Clean ________________________________________________ 39
Test dishes in accordance With EN 60705_____________________ 40
Microwave - safe Utensils __________________________________ 41
Food characteristics & Microwave Cooking ____________________ 42 ~ 43
Questions & Answers ______________________________________ 44
Technical Specifications ____________________________________ 45
Maff Reheating Cooked Chilled Foods ________________________ 46
Guarantee _______________________________________________ 47
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
Important Safety
Instructions
This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “WARNING” or “CAUTION”. These word means :
WARNING
This symbol will alert you to hazards or unsafe practices which could cause serious bodily harm or death.
CAUTION
This symbol will alert you to hazards or unsafe practices which could cause bodily injury or property damage.
Improper use may cause damage such as a fire, electric shock or burn.
WARNING
4. Accessible parts may become hot during use. Young children should be kept
away.
They may get a burn.
1. Do not attempt to tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to the door,
door seals, control panel, safety interlock switches or any other part of the oven
which would involve the removal of any cover protecting against exposure to
microwave energy. Do not operate the oven if the door seals and adjacent parts
of the microwave oven are faulty. Repairs should only be undertaken by a
qualified service technician.
Unlike other appliances, the microwave oven is a high-voltage and a highelectrical-current piece of equipment. Improper use or repair could result in harmful
exposure to excessive microwave energy or in electric shock.
5. Liquids or other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they are
liable to explode. Remove the plastic wrapping from food before cooking or
defrosting. Note though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic
film, for heating or cooking.
They could burst.
6. Be certain to use proper accessories on each operation mode, refer to the guide
page 12.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven and accessories, or could make
spark and a fire.
2. Do not use the oven for the purpose of dehumidification. (ex. Operating the
microwave oven with wet newspapers, clothes, toys, electric devices, pet or child
etc.)
It can be the cause of serious damage to safety such as a fire, a burn or a sudden
death due to an electric shock.
3. The appliance is not intended for use by young children or elderly persons. 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.
7. The children should not allow to play with accessories or hang down from the
door handle.
They may get hurt.
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Important Safety
Instructions
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
5. When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your
microwave oven,
* Avoid using straight sided containers with narrow necks.
* Do not overheat.
* Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and again
halfway through the heating time.
* After heating, let it stand in the oven for a short time; stir or shake it
again carefully and check the temperature of it before consuming to
avoid burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars).
Be careful when handling the container. Microwave heating of beverages
can result in delayed eruptive boiling without evidence of bubbling.
This could result in hot liquids suddenly boiling over.
CAUTION
1. You cannot operate your oven with the door open due to the safety
interlocks built into the door mechanism. It is important not to tamper
with the safety interlocks.
It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy. (Safety
interlocks automatically switch off any cooking activity when the door is
opened.)
2. Do not place any object (such as kitchen towels, napkins, etc.) between
the oven front face and the door or allow food or cleaner residue to
accumulate on sealing surfaces.
It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy.
6. An exhaust outlet is located on the top, bottom or side of the oven. Don’t
block the outlet.
It could result in damage to your oven and poor cooking results.
3. Do not operate your 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.
It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy.
7. Do not operate the oven when empty. It is best to leave a glass of water
in the oven when not in use. The water will safely absorb all microwave
energy, if the oven is accidentally started.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
4. Please ensure cooking times are correctly set, Small amounts of food
require shorter cooking or heating time.
Over cooking may result in the food catching on fire and subsequent
damage to your oven.
8. Do not cook food wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book
contains instructions for the food you are cooking. And do not use
newspaper in place of paper towels for cooking.
Improper use can cause an explosion or a fire.
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Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
Important Safety
Instructions
14. Do not cook eggs in their shell. Eggs in their shell and whole hardboiled eggs should not be heated in microwave ovens since they may
explode, even after microwave heating has ended.
Pressure will build up inside the egg which will burst.
CAUTION
9. Do not use wooden containers and ceramic containers that have metallic
(e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always remove metal twist ties. Check that
the utensils are suitable for use in microwave ovens before use.
They may heat-up and char. Metal objects in particular may arc in the
oven, which can cause serious damage.
15. Do not attempt deep fat frying in your oven.
This could result in a sudden boil over of the hot liquid.
16. If smoke is observed, switch off or disconnect the oven from the power
supply and keep the oven door closed in order to stifle any flames.
It can cause serious damage such as a fire or electric shock.
10. Do not use recycled paper products.
They may contain impurities which may cause sparks and/or fires when
used in cooking.
17. When food is heated or cooked in disposable containers made of
plastic, paper or other combustible materials, keep an eye on the oven
and check it frequently.
Your food may be poured due to the possibility of container
deterioration, which also can cause a fire.
11. Do not rinse the tray and rack by placing it in water just after cooking.
This may cause breakage or damage.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
12. Be certain to place the oven so the front of the door is 8 cm or more
behind the edge of the surface on which it is placed, to avoid
accidental tipping of the appliance.
Improper use could result in bodily injury and oven damage.
18. The temperature of accessible surfaces may be high when the
appliance is operating. Do not touch the oven door, outer cabinet, rear
cabinet, oven cavity, accessories and dishes during grill mode,
convection mode and auto cook operations, before clearing make sure
they are not hot.
As they will become hot, there is the danger of a burn unless wearing
thick culinary gloves .
13. Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes, apples or any such fruit or
vegetable.
They could burst.
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Important Safety
Instructions
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
23. This appliance must be earthed.
CAUTION
The wires in the mains lead are colored in accordance with the
following codes
BLUE ~ Neutral
BROWN ~ Live
GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth
19. The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits should be
removed.
Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to
deterioration of the surface. This could adversely affect the life of the
appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in
your plug proceed as follows:
20. Only use the temperature probe recommended for this oven.
You can not ascertain that the temperature is accurate with an unsuitable
temperature probe.
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N or Colored BLACK.
The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter L or colored RED.
The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW or GREEN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E or
.
21. If there are heating elements, the appliance becomes hot during use.
Care should be taken to avoid touching the heating elements inside the
oven.
There is danger of a burn.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer, a service agent or a similarly qualified person in order
to avoid potential hazards.
Improper use may cause serious electric damage.
22. Follow exact directions given by each manufacturer for their popcorn
product. Do not leave the oven unattended while the corn is being
popped. If corn fails to pop after the suggested times, discontinue
cooking. Never use a brown paper bag for popping corn. Never
attempt to pop leftover kernels.
Overcooking could result in the corn catching a fire.
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Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
Important Safety
Instructions
27. The microwave oven must be operated with the decorative door open.
If the door is closed while operating, the airflow will get worse possibly
resulting in a fire or damage to your oven and the cabinet.
CAUTION
24. Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to clean the
oven door glass.
They can scratch the surface, which may result in the glass shattering.
28. The connection may be achieved by having the plug accessible or by
incorporating a switch in the fixed wiring in accordance with the wiring
rules.
Using improper plug or switch can cause an electric shock or a fire.
25. This oven should not be used for commercial catering purposes.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
26. If the supplied flexible mains cord of this appliance is damaged, it must
be replaced using the special mains cord part number: 6411W1A017S
This appliance is supplied with BS 1363 approved 13 Amp fused mains
plug. When replacing the fuse always use a 13 Amp BS 1362
approved type. Never use this plug with the fuse cover omitted. To
obtain a replacement fuse cover contact your supplying dealer or LG
Electronics U.K. LTD.
If the mains sockets in your home differ, or are not suitable for the type
of plug supplied then the plug should be removed and a suitable type
fitted.
If the mains plug becomes severed from the mains lead it must be
destroyed. A mains plug with bared wires is hazardous if engaged in a
mains output line socket.
If a 13 Amp BS 1363 plug is not suitable or any other type of plug
used, then this appliance must be protected by a 13 Amp fuse.
Improper use may cause serious damage of safety such as a fire, an
electric shock.
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Precautions
Precautions for avoiding possible exposure to excessive microwave energy.
You cannot operate your oven with the door open due to the safety interlocks
built into the door mechanism. These safety interlocks automatically switch off
any cooking activity when the door is opened; which in the operation of
microwave function could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your oven with
microwave function, delayed eruptive boiling can occur without evidence of
bubbling. This could result in hot liquids suddenly boiling over. To prevent
this possibility the following steps should be taken:
1 Avoid using straight - sided containers with narrow necks.
Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow
food or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
2 Do not overheat.
3 Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and again halfway
through the heating time.
Do not operate your 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.
4 After heating, let it stand in the oven for a short time; stir or shake it
(especially the contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars) again
carefully and check the temperature of it before consuming to avoid burns
(especially, contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars).
Be careful when handling the container.
Your oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified
service personnel.
WARNING
WARNING
Always allow food to stand after being cooked by
microwaves. Check the temperature of the food
before consumption. Especially contents of feeding
bottles and baby food jars.
Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as
over cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire
and subsequent damage to your oven.
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By following the basic steps on these two pages you will be able to quickly check that your oven is operating
correctly. Please pay particular attention to the guidelines on where to install your oven. When unpacking your
oven make sure you remove all accessories and packing materials. Check to make sure that your oven has not
been damaged during shipping.
Place the oven on the level location of your choice with
more than 85cm height but make sure there is at least
20cm of space on the top and 10cm at the rear for proper
ventilation. The front of the oven should be at least 8cm from the
edge of the surface to prevent tipping.
An exhaust outlet is located on bottom or side of the oven. Blocking
the outlet can damage the oven.
Unpack your oven and place it on a flat level surface.
Square tray
Square rack
Crisp tray
Low rack
Unpacking &
Installing
Glass tray
Rotating ring
* THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES.
* THIS OVEN CAN BE USED AS BUILT-IN TYPE .
* MUST USE THE BUILT-IN KIT THAT IS MADE BY LG ELECTRONICS.
High rack
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Plug your oven into a standard household socket. Make
sure your oven is the only appliance connected to the
socket. If your oven does not operate properly, unplug it
from the electrical socket and then plug it back in.
Press the Stop/Clear button, and press the
Start/Quick Start button one time to set 30
seconds of cooking time.
The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds. When it
reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS. Open the oven door and
test the temperature of the water. If your oven is operating the water
should be warm. Be careful when removing the container it may
be hot.
Open your oven door by pulling the DOOR HANDLE.
Place the ROTATING RING inside the oven and place
the GLASSTRAY on top.
Fill a microwave safe container with 300 ml (1/2 pint)
of water. Place on the GLASSTRAY and close the oven
door. If you have any doubts about what type of container to
use please refer to Page 41.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars shall
be stirred or shaken and the temperature checked
before consumption in order to avoid burns.
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Control Panel
1. Auto Cook : Auto cook allows you to cook your favorite foods by selecting the
food type and the weight of the food.
9. TIME/WEIGHT
• You can determine the selected cooking category.
2. Auto Roast : You can select the food type and the weight of the food.
• You can set cooking times, temperature, power level and weight.
3. Crisp Cook : You can select the food type and the weight of the food.
• While cooking with auto and manual function, you can increase or
decrease the cooking time at any point by tuming the dial (except
defrost mode).
4. Combi Defrost : You can select the food type and the weight of the food.
5. Auto Defrost : You can select the food type and the weight of the food.
6. Quick Defrost : You can select the food type and the weight of the food.
10. Clock : You can set the time of day.
7. MODE : You can select cooking and function categories.
11. START/QUICK START
• In order to start selected cooking, press button one time.
8. Display Window : You can show time of day, cooking time, temperature,
power level and cooking categories.
• The quick start feature allows you to set 30 second intervals of HIGH
power cooking with a touch of the quick start button.
12. STOP/CLEAR : You can stop and clear all entries except time of day.
# Auto Reheat : You can select the food type and the weight of the food.
# Quick Defrost: You can select the food type and the weight of the food.
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Method to use accessories as per mode
Microwave
Grill
Convection
Grill combi
Conv combi
Auto Roast
Crisp cook
Square tray
Square rack
Crisp tray
High rack
Low rack
Glass tray
Caution : Use accessories in accordance with cooking guides!
: Acceptable
: Not Acceptable
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You can set either12 hour clock or 24 hour clock.
In the following example I will show you how to set the time for 10:30 when using the 24 clock.
Make sure that you have removed all packaging from your oven.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described
earlier in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
When your oven is plugged in for the
first time or when power resumes after
a power cut, a ‘0’ will be shown in the
display; you will have to reset the clock.
If the clock (or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven from the electrical socket and plug
it back in and reset the clock.
Press Clock once.
(If you want to use a 12 hour clock, Turn TIME/WEIGHT.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “10:00”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for hour confirmation
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “10:30”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT.
The clock starts counting.
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Setting the
Clock
Child
Lock
In the following example I will show you how to set the child lock.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your oven has a safety feature that
prevents accidental running of the oven.
Once the child lock is set, you will be
unable to use any functions and no
cooking can take place.
However your child can still open the
oven door.
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” appears on the display and
BEEP sounds.
The CHILD LOCK is now set.
The time will disappear on the display
If any button is pressed, “L” will appear on the display.
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” and
disappears.
You will hear BEEP when it’s unlocked.
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In the following example I will show you how to cook some food on 400W power for 5 minutes.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described
earlier in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your oven has five microwave Power
settings. High power is automatically
selected and turning of TIME/WEIGHT
will select a different power level.
Food to be cooked should be placed
in a Microwave-safe utensils.
Please do not use the following
accessories.
High rack
Low rack
Turn MODE to select Microwave.
The following indication is displayed: “
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “400W”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for power confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “5:00”.
Press START/QUICK START.
Square rack
“
Square tray
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Micro Power
Cooking
Micro Power
Level
POWER LEVEL
This oven is equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
The table below shows some examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this oven.
OUTPUT
USE
HIGH
1000 W
* Boil Water
* Brown minced beef
* Cook poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
* Cook tender cuts meat
MEDIUM HIGH
800 W
* All reheating
* Roast meat and poultry
* Cook mushrooms and shellfish
* Cook foods containing cheese and eggs
MEDIUM
600 W
* Bake cakes and scones
* Prepare eggs
* Cook custard
* Prepare rice, soup
DEFROST/
MEDIUM LOW
400 W
* All thawing
* Melt butter and chocolate
* Cook less tender cuts of meat
LOW
200W
* Soften butter & cheese
* Soften ice cream
* Raise yeast-based dough
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ACCESSORY
Microwave-safe
plate
In the following example I will show you how to use the Grill to cook some food for 12 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
This feature will allow you to brown
and crisp food quickly.
Turn MODE to select Grill.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
For the best result use the following
accessories.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “12:00”.
High rack
High rack
+
crisp tray
Please do not use the following
accessories.
Press STSART/QUICK START.
Square rack
Square tray
Always use culinary gloves when removing the food and accessories
after cooking as the oven & accessoories will be very hot.
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Grill
Cooking
Grill Combi
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with micro power 400W
and grill for a cooking time of 25 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Turn MODE to select Grill Combi.
Your oven has a combination cooking
feature that allows you to cook food with
both heater and microwave.
This generally means it takes less time to
cook your food.
You can set three kinds of micro power
levels (200W, 400W, and 600W) in
grill combi mode.
For the best result use the following
accessories.
High rack
“, “
“.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “400W”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for power confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “25:00”.
High rack + Crisp tray
Please do not use the following
accessories.
Square rack
The following indications are displayed: “
Square tray
Press START/QUICK START.
Always use culinary gloves when removing the food and accessories
after cooking as the oven & accessoories will be very hot.
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In the following example I will show you how to preheat the oven to a temperature of 200°C.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The convection oven has a temperature
range of 40°C and 100°C ~ 230°C
(180°C is automatically available when
convection mode is selected).
The oven has a ferment function at the
oven temperature of 40°C. You may wait
until the oven is cool because you cannot
use a ferment function if the oven
temperature is over 40°C.
Turn MODE to select Conv.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “200°C”.
Your oven will take a few minutes to
reach the selected temperature.
Once it has reached correct temperature,
your oven will BEEP to let you know that
it has reached the correct temperature.
Press START/QUICK START.
Preheating will be started with displaying “ Pr-H”.
Then place your food in your oven and
tell your oven to start cooking.
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Convection
Preheat
Convection
Cooking
If you do not set a temperature your
oven will automatically select 180 °C, the
cooking temperature can be changed by
turning TIME/WEIGHT.
FOR TWO LEVEL COOKING
In the following example, I will show you how to cook some food at a temperature of 230°C for 50 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The metal tray or metal rack must be used during convection cooking.
Turn MODE to select Conv.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “230°C”.
1. When cooking on two levels use both
the shelves supplied, with the square
tray on the lower level and the
square rack on the upper level.
2. When cooking on two levels, remove
other accessories(glass tray,
rotating).
Press TIME/WEIGHT for temperature confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “50:00”.
FOR ONE LEVEL COOKING
For the best result, please use the
following accessories.
Low rack
Square tray
Press START/QUICK START.
Always use culinary gloves when removing the food and accessories
after cooking as the oven & accessoories will be very hot.
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In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with micro power 300W and at a
convection temperature 200˚C for a cooking time of 25 minutes.
Convection combi
Cooking
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Turn MODE to select Conv. Combi.
The following indications are displayed: “
You can set three kinds of micro power
levels (200W, 300W and 400W).
For the best result, use the following
accessories.
“, “
“.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “300W”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for power confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “200°C”.
Low rack
Low rack
+
Crisp tray
Please do not use the following
accessories.
Square
tray
Press TIME/WEIGHT for temperature confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “25:00”.
Press START/QUICK START.
Square rack
Always use culinary gloves when removing the food and accessories
after cooking as the oven & accessoories will be very hot.
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Quick
Start
In the following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking on high power (1000W).
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The Quick Start feature allows you to
set 30 second intervals of HIGH power
(1000W) cooking by pressing the
Start/Quick Start button.
Press START/QUICK START four times to select 2 minutes
on HIGH power (1000W).
Your oven will start before you have finished the fourth press.
Food to be cooked should be placed
in a Microwave-safe utensils.
Please do not use the following
accessories.
High rack
Low rack
Square rack
Square tray
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In the following example I will show you how to change the preset COOK programmes for a longer or
shorter cooking time.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
If you find that your food is over or
undercooked when using the preset
COOK programme, you can increase or
decrease cooking time by turning the
TIME/WEIGHT.
You can lengthen or shorten the cooking
time(except defrost mode) at any point
by turning the TIME/WEIGHT.
Set the required preset COOK programme.
Select weight of food.
Press START/QUICK START.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT.
The cooking time will increase or decrease.
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More or Less
Cooking
Keep
Warming
In the following example I will show you how to keep warming at the temperature of 90°C for 30 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Turn MODE until display shows “60°C”.
The oven has a temperature range of
30°C ~ 90°C, when keep warming is
selected.
When you press keep warming, 60°C
is set initially.
Your oven will take a few minutes to
reach the selected tempeature.
Once it has reached the correct
temperature, your oven will BEEP.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “90°C”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for temperature confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “30:00”.
Press START/QUICK START.
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Auto
Cook
In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6 kg of frozen vegetables.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Auto cook menus are programmed.
Auto cook allows you to cook most of
your favorite food by selecting the food
type and the weight of the food.
Press Auto cook.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “Ac 3”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for category confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “0.6kg”.
Press START/QUICK START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
TIME/WEIGHT.
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AUTO COOK GUIDE
Category
Function
Auto cook
Weight
Limit
Utensil
Instructions
Food Temp.
AC 1
Jacket
Potatoes
0.2~1.0 kg
High Rack
Room
Choose medium sized potatoes 180-220g.
Wash and dry potatoes. Pierce potatoes several times with a fork.
Place potatoes on the rack. Adjust weight and press start.
When beep sounds, turn food over.
After cooking, cover with aluminum foil, let stand for 5 minutes.
AC 2
Fresh
Vegetables
0.2~0.8 kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Room
Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl.
Add the amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg -0.4kg : 2 tablespoons
** 0.2kg -0.4kg : 4 tablespoons
Cover with plastic wrap. Place food in the oven. After cooking, stir for
3-4 second. Cover and let stand for 3 minutes.
AC 3
Frozen
Vegetables
0.2~0.8 kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Frozen
Place vegetables in a microwave - safe bowl.
Add the amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg -0.4kg : 2 tablespoons
** 0.2kg -0.4kg : 4 tablespoons
Cover with plastic wrap. Place food in the oven. After cooking, stir for
3-4 seconds. Cover and let stand 3 minutes.
AC 4
Rice/Pasta
0.1~0.3 kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Room
Place rice/pasta and boiling water with 1/4 to 1 teaspoon salt in a large,
deep bowl (3L).
Weight
100g
Rice 250ml
Water
Pasta 400ml
Cover
300g
200g
500ml 750ml Cover and vent with wrap
Uncover
800ml 1200ml
** Rice - After cooking, Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until water is
absorbed.
** Pasta - During the cooking, stir several times if required.
After cooking, let stand 1-2 minutes. Rinse pasta with cold water.
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AUTO COOK GUIDE
Auto cook
Weight
Limit
Category
Function
Utensil
Food Temp.
AC 5
Cake
0.5~1.0 kg
Heat-proof
glass cake pan
on low rack
Room
AC 6
Chilled
ready meal
0.3~0.6 kg
Own tray
Refrigerated
Instructions
Carefully follow the sponge cake recipe below.
Place the cake pan in the oven on the low rack.
Pierce using a skewer on the film.
Place food on the glasstray. After cooking, stand for 2 minutes.
- Stirrable e.g : Spaghetti bolognese, Beel stew
- Non-stirrable e.g : Lasagne, Cottage pie
Note:
For food contained in bag(s), pierec meat portion and rice/pasta
portions several times.
- For stirrable foods, stir if needed.
AC 7
Frozen
ready meal
0.3~0.6 kg
Own tray
Frozen
Place frozen ready meals uncovered on the glass tray.
AC 8
Soup/Sauce
0.2~0.8 kg
Microwave-safe
bowl
Room
Pour the soup/sauce into a microwave-safe bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap. Place food in the oven.
Ater cooking, stir and cover before letting it stand for 3 minutes.
stir again.
* AC 5 Sponge cake recipe (0.5kg)
Ingredients
170g flour
170g sugar
100ml water
125g eggs
50g melted butter
10g baking powder
Recipe
1. Mix the eggs and the sugar in a bowl for 2~3minutes on max power.
2. Add melted butter, flour, baking powder and water.
3. Mix well with spatula.
4. Grease and line the base of heat-proof glass cake pan with greaseproof paper.
Spoon in the cake mixture and smooth the surface.
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Auto
Roast
In the following example I will show you how to cook 1.4 kg of roast beef.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press Auto Roast.
Auto Roast cook allows you to cook most
of your favorite food easily by selecting
the food type and entering the weight of
the food.
For the best result, use the following
accessories.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “Ar 1”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for category confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “1.4kg”.
Low rack + Crisp tray
CAUTION:
Always use culinary gloves when
removing the food and accessories after
cooking as the oven & accessoories will
be very hot.
Press START/QUICK START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
TIME/WEIGHT.
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AUTO ROAST GUIDE
Category
Function
Auto Roast
Weight
Limit
Utensil
Food Temp.
Instructions
Ar 1
Roast beef
0.5~1.5 kg
Low rack
on the crisp tray
Refrigerated
Brush the meat with oil.
Place on the low rack on the crisp tray.
When beep sounds, turn food over.
After cooking, cover with aluminum foil, let stand for 10 minutes.
Ar 2
Roast pork
0.5~1.5 kg
Low rack
on the crisp tray
Refrigerated
Brush the meat with oil.
Place on the low rack on the crisp tray.
When beep sounds, turn food over.
After cooking, cover with aluminum foil, let stand for 10 minutes.
Ar 3
Roast
Whole
Chicken
0.8~1.5 kg
Low rack
on the crisp tray
Refrigerated
Wash and dry skin. Brush the chicken with oil.
Tie its feet with a cotton thread.
Place on the low rack on the crisp tray.
When beep sounds, turn food over.
After cooking, cover with aluminum foil, let stand for 10 minutes.
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Crisp
Cook
In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.4 kg of frozen pizza.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press Crisp Cook.
This feature allows you to crisp cook.
The following indications are displayed: “
“.
For the best result, use the following
accessories.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “cc 1”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for category confirmation.
Crisp tray + High rack
( or low rack)
CAUTION:
1. Always use culinary gloves when
removing a Crisp Tray from the
oven. It’s very hot.
2. Do not put a hot Crisp Tray on a
glass table or a place. Always make
sure to use a pad or tray.
3. Never use this Crisp Tray with a
product of a different model. it may
cause a fire or fatal damage to the
product.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “0.4kg”.
Press START/QUICK START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
TIME/WEIGHT.
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CRISP COOK GUIDE
Category
Function
Crisp
Cook
cc 1
Frozen Pizza
Weight
Limit
0.3~0.5 kg
Utensil
Food Temp.
Crisp tray
on the high rack
Frozen
Instructions
This function is for cooking frozen pizza.
Remove all packaging and place it on the crisp tray on the high rack.
After cooking, let stand for 1-2 minutes.
CAUTION: The utensil and surrounding oven will get very HOT.
Use culinary gloves.
Carefully follow the fresh pizza recipe below.
Place the crisp tray in the oven on the low rack.
cc 2
Fresh pizza
0.6 kg
Crisp tray
on the low rack
Refrigerated
cc 3
Frozen
Quiche
0.3~0.6 kg
Crisp tray
on the high rack
Frozen
cc 4
Fresh
Quiche
0.8 kg
Crisp tray
on the low rack
Refrigerated
Carefully follow the chosen fresh quiche recipe below.
Place the crisp tray in the oven on the low rack.
cc 5
Fresh fruit
pie
0.8 kg
Crisp tray
on the low rack
Refrigerated
Carefully follow the “ Single crust apple pie” recipe below.
Place the crisp tray in the oven on the low rack.
cc 6
Chicken
Breasts
0.2~0.8 kg
Crisp tray
on the high rack
Refrigerated
Place the chicken breasts on the crisp tray.
Place the crisp tray on the high rack in the oven.
When beep sounds, turn food over.
cc 7
Chicken
wings
0.2~0.8 kg
Crisp tray
on the high rack
Refrigerated
Place the chicken wings on the crisp tray.
Same as above.
cc 8
Gratin
dauphinois
1.0 kg
Crisp tray
on the low rack
Room
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Place the sausage on the crisp tray.
Same as above.
Use precooked gratin potatoes. Place the potatoes in the crisp tray
with 60g grated cheese.
Place crisp tray on the low rack.
* CRISP COOK (CC2/CC4/CC5) RECIPE
Recipe
Ingredients
cc2
Fresh pizza
cc4
Onion and bacon
Quiche
cc5
Single crust
apple pie
1 pizza crust
60g pizza sauce
150g grated cheese
70g peppers
40g onions
50g ham
Place the crust onto the crisp tray and prick the surface with a fork.
Put the pizza sauce, 50g grated cheese, peppers, onions, ham and 100g grated cheese onto
the crust.
Place the crisp tray on the low rack.
1 pie crust
140g onions
3 slices of bacon
3 eggs
300g whipping cream
120g milk
120g grate cheese
Saute the chopped onion and bacon in a frying pan.
Mix eggs, whipping cream, milk, and grated cheese.
Place the crust onto the crisp tray and prick the surface with a fork.
Put the onion and bacon onto the crust and pour the mixture.
Place the crisp tray on the low rack.
1 pie crust
3/ cup white sugar
4
Place the crust onto the crisp tray and prick the surface with a fork.
Cream sugar and butter together.
Add flour and nutmeg and mix well.
Spread 1/2 of mixture in pie crust.
Arrange apples on top of crumb mixture and sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top of
apples.
Place the crisp tray on the low rack.
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/ cup all- purpose flour
3
1/
4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 fresh apple-pitted, skinned,
and sliced
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The temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food be checked before cooking begins. Pay particular
attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be completely thawed before cooking. For example fish cooks
so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while still slightly frozen. This will require a standing time to allow the centre
to thaw. In the following example I will show you how to defrost frozen poultry.
Auto
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weigh the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food on microwave safe dish on the
glass tray in your oven and close the oven door.
Press Auto Defrost.
Your oven has four microwave defrost
settings:- Meat, Poultry, Fish and Bread;
each defrost category has different
power settings.
Food to be cooked should be placed in
a Microwave-safe utensils.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “dEF2”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for category confirmation.
Please do not use the following
accessories.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “0.8kg” for the weight
of frozen food.
Press START/QUICK START.
High rack
Square rack
Low rack
Square tray
During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point you should open the oven door, turn food over and
separate it to ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down
thawing. After checking, close the oven door and press Start/Quick Start to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds) unless the door is opened.
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Defrosting Guide
• Food to be defrosted should be placed in a suitable microwave proof container and placed uncovered on the glasstray.
• If necessary, shield small areas of ment or poultry with flat pieces of aluminum foil. This will prevent thin areas from becoming warm during defrosting.
Ensure the foil does not touch the oven walls.
• Separate items like minced meat, chops, sausages and bacon as soon as possible.
When BEEP sounds, turn food over. Remove defrosted portions. Continue to defrost remaining pieces.
After defrosting, allow to stand until completely thawed.
Function
Auto
Defrost
Category
dEF1
Meat
dEF2
Poultry
dEF3
Fish
dEF4
Bread
Weight
Limit
0.1~4.0 kg
Food
Utensil
Microwave-safe
plate
Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beet burger
Pork chops, Lamb chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets(2cm).
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, cover with aluminum foil and let stand for 5-15 minutes.
Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg).
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 20-30 minutes.
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, seafood.
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 10-20 minutes.
0.1~0.5 kg
Paper towel
Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc.
After defrosting, let stand for 1 minute.
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The temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food be checked before cooking begins. Pay particular
attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be completely thawed before cooking. For example fish cooks
so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while still slightly frozen. This will require a standing time to allow the centre
to thaw. In the following example I will show you how to defrost frozen poultry.
Combi
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weigh the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food on microwave safe dish on
high rack in your oven and close the oven door.
Press Combi Defrost.
Your oven has four combination defrost
settings:- Meat, Poultry, Fish and Bread;
each defrost category has different
power settings.
Your oven has a combination defrost
feature which allows you to food with
heater and microwave.
This function makes better result to
defrost your food.
For the best result, use the following
accessories.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “dEF2”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for category confirmation.
Enter the weight of the frozen food that you are about to defrost.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “0.8kg” for the weight
of frozen food.
Press START/QUICK START.
High rack
During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
checking, close the oven door and press Start/Quick Start to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds) unless the door is opened.
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Defrosting Guide
• If necessary, shield small areas of meat or poultry with flat pieces of aluminum foil. This will prevent thin areas from becoming warm during defrosting.
Ensure the foil does not touch the oven walls.
• Separate items like minced meat, chops, sausages and bacon as soon as possible.
When BEEP sounds, turn food over. Remove defrosted portions. Continue to defrost remaining pieces.
After defrosting, allow to stand until completely thawed.
Function
Combi
Defrost
Category
Weight
Limit
0.1~4.0 kg
Food
Utensil
High rack
(If the food is too
big to defrost on
the high rack, use
low rack )
Minced meat, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger
Pork chops, Lamb chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets(2cm).
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, cover with aluminum foil, let stand for 5-15 minutes.
dEF1
Meat
dEF2
Poultry
Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0 kg).
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, cover with aluminum foil, let stand for 20~30 minutes.
dEF3
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, cover with aluminum foil, let stand for 10~20 minutes.
dEF4
Bread
0.1~0.5 kg
Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc.
After defrosting, stand for 1 minute.
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Use this function to thaw only 0.5kg of minced meat very quickly.
This will require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. The following example will show you how to defrost 0.5kg
of frozen meat.
Quick
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close
the oven door.
Food to be cooked should be placed
in a Microwave-safe utensils.
Please do not use the following
accessories.
High rack
Low rack
Square rack
Square tray
Press QUICK DEFROST. (Choose 0.5kg of meat).
The following indication is displayed: “
“
The oven will start automatically.
During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate it to
ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing.
close the oven door and press START/QUICK START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds) unless the door is opened.
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Quick Defrost Guide
• Use this function to defrost minced meat quickly.
• Remove the meat completely from its wrapping. Place the meat onto a microwave-safe plate.
• When beeps sounds, remove the meat from the microwave oven, turn it over and return it to the microwave oven.
• Press start to continue. At the end of the program remove the meat from the microwave oven, cover with foil and allow to stand for 5-15 minutes or until
completely thawed.
Function
Quick
Defrost
Category
Minced meat
Weight
Limit
0.5 kg
Food
Utensil
Microwave-safe
plate
Minced meat.
After defrosting, cover with aluminum foil, let stand for 5-15 minutes.
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EZ
Clean
In the following example I will show you how to remove smells from the oven.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The oven has a special function to
remove smells in the oven.
You can use the EZ Clean function
without food in the oven.
Turn Mode until display shows “230˚C”
The following indication is displayed: “
“.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for mode confirmation.
Press START/QUICK START.
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Test dishes in accordance
with EN 60705
Function
Meal
Notes
200W, 10~11min.
Or Auto key function
_
Place a flat plate on the center of the glass tray.
Turn after half of total cooking time.
Or use the “ Auto defrost 1(0.5kg)” function.
Custard
400W, 25~30min
_
Place a Pyrex dish on the center of the glass tray.
Sponge cake
1000W, 4~5min
_
Place a ø22cm Pyrex dish on the center of the glass tray.
Meat loaf
600W, 13~17min
_
Place a Pyres dish on the center of the glass tray.
Potato gratin
400W, 25~29min
200°C
Place a ø22cm Pyrex dish on low rack.
_
180°C
Place a ø22cm Pyrex dish on low rack.
300W, 38~42min
Or Auto key function
200°C
Place chicken breast-side down on the low rack on the crisp tray.
Turn after half of total cooking time.
Or use the “Auto Roast 3(1.3kg)” function.
Microwave
Defrosting
Meat
Microwave
cooking
Combination
cooking with
the microwave
Microwave watlage
Heating
setting
temperature in°C
Cake
Chicken
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Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils in using microwave function
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal. They will bounce off any metal object in
the oven and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles
lightning. Most heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in
your oven. However, some may contain materials that render them unsuitable
as microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about a particular utensil,
there’s a simple way to find out if it can be used in the microwave.
Place the utensil in question next to a glass bowl filled with water in using
microwave function. Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water
heats up but the utensil remains cool to the touch, the utensil is
microwave~safe. However, if the water does not change temperature but the
utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being absorbed by the utensil and it is
not safe for use in using microwave function. You probably have many items
on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as cooking equipment in
the microwave. Just read through the following checklist.
Dinner plates
Many kinds of dinnerware are microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
manufacturer’s literature or perform the microwave test.
Glassware
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all
brands of oven tempered glass cookware. However, do not use delicate
glassware, such as tumblers or wine glasses, as these might shatter as the food
warms.
Plastic storage containers
These can be used to hold foods that are to be quickly reheated. However,
they should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the
oven as hot foods will eventually warp or melt plastic containers.
Paper
Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in using
microwave function, provided that the cooking time is short and foods to be
cooked are low in fat and moisture. Paper towels are also very useful for
wrapping foods and for lining baking trays in which greasy foods such as
bacon are cooked. In general, avoid coloured paper products as the
colour may run. Some recycled paper products may contain impurities
which could cause arcing or fires when used in the microwave.
Plastic cooking bags
Provided they are made specially for cooking, cooking bags are
microwave safe. However, be sure to make a slit in the bag so that steam
can escape. Never use ordinary plastic bags for cooking in using
microwave function, as they will melt and rupture.
Plastic microwave cookware
A variety of shapes and sizes of microwave cookware are available. For
the most part, you can probably use items you already have on hand
rather than investing in new kitchen equipment.
Pottery, stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials are usually fine for use in using
microwave function, but they should be tested to be sure.
CAUTION
Some items with high lead or iron content are not suitable as cooking
utensils.
Utensils should be checked to ensure that they are suitable for use in the
microwave.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Keeping an eye on things
The recipes in the book have been formulated with great care, but your success in preparing
them depends on how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks. Always watch your food
while it cooks. Your microwave function is equipped with a light that turns on automatically
when the oven is in operation so that you can see inside and check the progress of your food.
Directions given in recipes to elevate, stir, and the like should be thought of as the minimum
steps recommended. If the food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary
adjustments you think appropriate to correct the problem.
Factors affecting microwave cooking times
Many factors affect cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe makes a
big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold butter, milk, and eggs
will take considerably longer to bake than one made with ingredients that are at room
temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range of cooking times. In general, you will
find that the food remains under-cooked at the lower end of the time range, and you may
sometimes want to cook your food beyond the maximum time given, according to personal
preference. The governing philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be
conservative in giving cooking times because overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the
recipes, particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed
from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When allowed to
stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the oven as the heat
trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels inward. If the food is left in the
oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer portions will become overcooked or even
burnt. You will become increasingly skillful in estimating both cooking and standing times for
various foods.
Density of food
Light, porous food such as cakes and breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense foods such
as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous food so that the outer
edges do not become dry and brittle.
Height of food
The upper portion of tall foods, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the lower
portion. Therefore, it is wise to turn tall food several during cooking.
Moisture content of food
Since the heat generated from microwaves causes moisture to evaporate, relatively dry food such
as roasts and some vegetables should either be sprinkled with water prior to cooking or covered
to retain moisture.
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks more quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
cooking bony or fatty cuts of meat in order to prevent unevenly or overcooked meat.
Quantity of food
The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is
being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking
time. Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe.
Shape of food
Microwaves penetrate only about 2 cm into food, the interior portion of thick foods are
cooked as the heat generated on the outside travels inward. Only the outer edge of food
is cooked by microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible
shape for a food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long
before the centre is even warm . Round thin foods and ring shaped foods cook most
successfully in the microwave.
Covering
A cover traps heat and steam which causes food to cook more quickly. Use a lid or
microwave cling film with a corner folded back to prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and poultry that are cooked fifteen minutes or longer will brown lightly in their own
fat. Foods that are cooked for a shorter period of time may be brushed with a browning
sauce such as worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue sauce to achieve an
appetizing colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning sauces are added to food,
the original flavour of the recipe is not altered.
Covering with greaseproof paper
It is a looser cover than a lid or cling film, the food may dry out slightly. But because it
makes a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
Arranging and spacing
Individual foods such as baked potatoes, small cakes and hors d’oeuvres will heat more
evenly if placed in the oven an equal distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern.
Never stack foods on top of one another.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Stirring
Stirring is one of the most important of all microwaving techniques. In conventional
cooking, food is stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved food, however, is
stirred in order to spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the outside towards the
centre as the outside of the food heats first.
Turning over
Large, tall foods such as roasts and whole chickens should be turned so that the top and
bottom will cook evenly. It is also a good idea to turn cut up chicken and chops.
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
Since microwaves are attracted to the outside portion of food, it makes sense to place
thicker portions of meat, poultry and fish to the outer edge of the baking dish. This way,
thicker portions will receive the most microwave energy and the food will cook evenly.
Shielding
Strips of aluminium foil (which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or
edges of square and rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking.
Never use too much foil and make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause
‘arcing’ in the oven.
Elevating
Thick or dense foods can be elevated so that microwaves can be absorbed by the
underside and centre of the foods.
Piercing
Foods enclosed in a shell, skin or membrane are likely to burst in the oven unless they
are pierced prior to cooking. Such foods include yolks and whites of eggs, clams and
oysters and whole vegetables and fruits.
Testing if cooked
Food cooks so quickly in a oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods are left
in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and poultry,
are removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish cooking
during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 5˚F (3˚C) and
15˚F (8˚C) during standing time.
Standing time
Foods are often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after being removed from the oven.
Usually the foods are covered during standing time to retain heat unless they are
supposed to be dry in texture (some cakes and biscuits, for example). Standing allows
foods to finish cooking and also helps flavour blend and develop.
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To Clean Your Oven
1. Keep the inside of the oven clean
Food spatters or spilled liquids stick to oven walls and between the seal and door
surfaces. It is best to wipe up spillovers with a damp cloth right away. Crumbs and
spillovers will absorb microwave energy and lengthen cooking times. Use a damp cloth
to wipe out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is important to keep this
area clean to assure a tight seal. Remove greasy spatters with a soapy cloth then rinse
and dry. Do not use harsh detergent or abrasive cleaners. The metal tray can be
washed by hand or in the dishwasher.
2. Keep the outside of the oven clean
Clean the outside of your oven with soap and water then with clean water and dry with
a soft cloth or paper towel. To prevent damage to the operating parts inside the oven,
the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation openings. To clean control
panel, open the door to prevent the oven from accidentally starting, and wipe a damp
cloth followed immediately by a dry cloth. Press Stop/Clear after cleaning.
3. If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the oven door, wipe the panels with
a soft cloth. This may occur when the oven is operated under high humidity conditions
and in no way indicates a malfunction of the unit.
4. The door and door seals should be kept clean. Use only warm, soapy water, rinse then
dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR STEEL
AND PLASTIC PADS.
Metal parts will be easier to maintain if wiped frequently with a damp cloth.
5. Do not use steam cleaners.
6. Unplug your oven from the electrical socket when you clean control panel with wet cloth
or spray water on control glass to clean. If it is not unpluggld, this product can be
operated by touching the Quick Start button.
Questions &
Answers
Q What’s wrong when the oven light will not glow?
A There may be several reasons why the oven light will not glow.
Either the light bulb has blown or the electric circuit has failed.
Q Why doesn’t my oven always cook as fast as the cooking guide says?
A Check your cooking guide again to make sure you’ve followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, chosen to help
prevent overcooking, the most common problem in getting used to this
oven. Variations in the size, shape, weight and dimensions of the food
require longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along with the
cooking guide suggestions to test food conditions, just as you would do
with a conventional cooker.
Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing screen in the door?
A No. The holes, or ports, are made to allow light to pass; they do not let
microwave energy through.
Q Why does the beep tone sound when a button on the Control Panel is
touched?
A The beep tone sounds to assure that the setting is being properly entered.
Q Will the microwave function be damaged if it operates empty?
A Yes Never run it empty.
Q Why do eggs sometimes pop?
A When baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam
build up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk
before cooking. Never microwave eggs in the shell.
Q Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
A After microwave cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking during
standing time. This standing time finishes cooking evenly throughout the
food. The amount of standing time depends on the density of the food.
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Technical Specifications
Technical Specification
If the supplied flexible mains cord of this appliance is damaged, it must be
replaced using the special mains cord part number
: 6411W1A017S
MC8088HL / MC8088HR
Power Input
This appliance is supplied with BS 1363 approved 13 Amp fused mains
plug.
When replacing the fuse always use a 13 Amp BS 1362 approved type.
Never use this plug with the fuse cover omitted. To obtain a replacement
fuse cover contact your supplying dealer or LG Electronics U.K. LTD.
230 V~ 50 Hz
Output
1000 W (IEC60705 rating standard)
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimension
Max.
2450 MHz
474 mm(W) X 380 mm(H) X 564 mm(D)
Power
Microwave
Consumption
Grill
1250(Max. 2650) watt
Convection
1500(Max. 2650) watt
Combination
If the mains sockets in your home differ, or are not suitable for the type of
plug supplied then the plug should be removed and a suitable type fitted.
3000 watt
1500 watt
If the mains plug becomes severed from the mains lead it must be
destroyed. A mains plug with bared wires is hazardous if engaged in a
mains output line socket.
Max. 3000 watt
If a 13 Amp BS 1363 plug is not suitable or any other type of plug used,
then this appliance must be protected by a 15 Amp fuse.
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MAFF
Reheating Cooked Chilled Foods
Displayed on the food packages will be the cooking times for each of the
BAND categories. For example: A may be 10 minutes. B may be 9 minutes
etc depending on the food type.
The oven has been tested and labeled to the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries
and Food (MAFF) agreement, concerning the reheating of cooked chilled
food.
The heating characteristics and output power levels of oven with microwave
function are usually calculated using a 1000 gram load, (IEC 60705).
However, at smaller loads the heating characteristics of the oven with
microwave function change. Most prepacked food normally falls into this
category, usually being packed in smaller individual portions of approx. 350
grams. Therefore, it was clear that a new approach for reheating this type of
food was required.
Denotes the microwave
output power of this oven
Three wavy
lines denotes
oven tested in
compliance
with the
agreement.
MAFF working in partnership with the food companies and oven(with
microwave function) manufacturers such as ‘LG electronics’ have overcome
this problem by the introduction of heating categories.
This category links with the
heating times given on food.
When applying this method for reheating cooked chilled food stuffs, the
following information must be adhered to:
1 The microwave output power of this oven must be set at maximum
power level. (refer to instructions)
2 Refer to the cooking instructions given on the packaging.
3 As with all cooked food, check for evenness of cooking and ensure that
foods are piping hot, prior to consumption.
Because you may not yet be familiar with this system, we have used the
following explanation as an example. However, please refer to the actual
rating as printed on the oven door.
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Technology with the human touch
GUARANTEE
REQUIREMENTS TO MAINTAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE:
LG ELECTRONICS U.K. LTD. WILL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING SERVICES IN
ORDER TO EXPEDITE THIS GUARANTEE.
1. All faulty components which fail due to defective manufacture will be
replaced free of charge for a period of 12 months from the original date
of purchase.
2. The dealer (or his Service Agent) who sold the product will be reimbursed
for any labor provided in the repair of this LG electronics equipment, for a
period of 12 months from the original date of purchase. These claims must
be made in accordance with the published scale of service charges and
relevant claims procedure.
RETAIN YOUR RECEIPT TO PROVE DATE OF PURCHASE. A COPY OF
YOUR RECEIPT MUST BE SURRENDERED AT THE TIME GUARANTEE
SERVICE IS PROVED.
PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD: It is helpful to complete at least, your
name, address, phone, model & serial
numbers and return it. This will enable LG
Electronics to assist you in the future
should you lose your receipt, your units
stolen, or should modification be
necessary.
To obtain information or assistance: Call 01753 500470 Monday-Friday
9:00 am ~ 4:30 pm
PLEASE NOTE:
A. The dealer may restrict the guarantee to the original purchaser.
B. The dealer is not obliged to carry out service under guarantee if
unauthorized modifications are made to the apparatus, or if non standard
components are used or if the serial number of the apparatus is removed,
defaced, misused, or altered.
C. Any claims made under guarantee must be directed to the dealer from
whom the equipment was originally purchased. The dealer may, before
carrying out service under guarantee, require a receipted account as
evidence of the date of purchase.
D. We respectfully point out that your dealer is not obligated to replace
batteries if they become exhausted or worn in use.
E. Aerial alignment and consumer control adjustments are not covered by
this guarantee.
MODEL
SERIAL# *
DATE OF PURCHASE
* Please complete for your own record
In all cases of difficulty - consult your LG dealer from
whom the product was purchased.
This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.
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Disposal of your old appliance
1. When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to a product it
means the product is covered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC.
2. All electrical and electronic products should be disposed of separately from
the municipal waste stream via designated collection facilities appointed by
the government or the local authorities.
3. The correct disposal of your old appliance will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the environment and human health.
4. For more detailed information about disposal of your old appliance, please
contact your city office, waste disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
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