Panasonic Microwave NN-ST253W User Manual

Operating Instructions and Cook Book
Microwave Oven
For home use
Models No. NN-ST253W
NN-ST253B
Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this
manual for future use.
We are glad you have chosen to purchase a PANASONIC microwave oven. Before operating this
oven, please read these instructions carefully and completely, and keep them for further reference.
If you have never used a microwave oven before, you will realise that a microwave oven uses a
totally different method of converting energy into heat. This requires an understanding of what
exactly happens to food when placed in the oven. This is explained in the following pages.
After reading the introductory chapter, I am sure you will be able to master the basic technique and
thereby develop a firm understanding of your new oven. This book includes recipes from starters to
desserts. After trying our recipes be sure to adapt your favourite recipes to microwave methods.
Start experimenting now, and enjoy the first class results you will achieve by using your new
microwave oven.
Panasonic Australia Pty Ltd
1 Innovation Road
Macquarie Park
NSW 2113
The serial number of this product may be found
on the Identification Plate (see page 6). You
should note the model number and serial
number of this oven in the space provided and
retain this book as a permanent record of your
purchase for future reference.
MODEL NUMBER SERIAL NUMBER DATE OF PURCHASE Contents
Safety Instructions / Microwaves and How They Work
Installation and General Instructions
Cookware and Utensils Guide
Feature Diagram
Control Panels
General Guidelines
Containers to use
Setting The Clock / Timer / Child safety lock
Microwave Cooking and Defrosting
Auto Weight Defrost
Defrosting Guidelines
Defrosting Charts
Auto Weight Reheat / Cook Programs
Cooking and reheating Guidelines
Reheating Charts
Cooking Charts
Soup and Snacks
Meat and Poultry
Fish
Vegetables
Desserts / Cakes
Sauces
Panasonic Warranty (Australia)
Panasonic Warranty (New Zealand)
Before Requesting Service
Care of your Microwave Oven
Technical Specifications
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Safety Instructions
READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Precautions to be taken when using
Microwave Ovens for Heating
foodstuffs
Important Instructions
WARNING — To reduce the risk of burns,
electric shock, fire, injury to persons or
excessive microwave energy:
1. Read all instructions before using the
microwave oven.
2. Some products such as whole eggs and
sealed containers - (for example, closed
glass jars and sealed baby bottles with
teat) - may explode and should not be
heated in the microwave oven.
3. Use this microwave oven only for its
intended use as described in this manual.
4. As with any appliance, close supervision is
necessary when used by children.
5. Do not operate this microwave oven if it is
not working properly or if it has been
damaged or dropped.
6. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
(a) Do not overcook food. Carefully attend
microwave oven if paper, plastic, or
other combustible materials are placed
inside the oven to facilitate cooking.
(b) Heating therapeutic wheat bags is not
recommended. If heating, do not leave
unattended and follow manufacturers’
instructions carefully.
(c) Remove wire twist-ties from bags before
placing bag in oven.
(d) If materials inside the oven should
ignite, keep oven door closed, turn oven
off at the wall switch, or shut off power
at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
(e) Never leave microwave unattended
while cooking or reheating.
7. Failure to maintain the oven in a clean
condition could lead to deterioration of the
surface that could adversely affect the life of
the appliance and possibly result in a
hazardous situation.
8. Do not store or use this appliance outdoors.
9. Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
10.Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
11.Do not let cord hang over edge of table or
counter.
12.Do not remove outer panel from oven.
INSPECTION FOR DAMAGE. A microwave
oven should only be used if an inspection
confirms all of the following conditions:
1. The door fits squarely and securely and
opens and closes smoothly.
2. The door hinges are in good condition.
3. The metal plates of a metal seal on the door
are neither buckled nor deformed.
4. The door seals are neither covered with
food nor have large burn marks.
PRECAUTIONS. Microwave radiation from
microwave ovens can cause harmful effects if
the following precautions are not taken:
1. Never tamper with or deactivate the
interlocking devices on the door.
2. Never poke an object, particularly a metal
object, through a grille or between the door
and the oven while the oven is operating.
3. Never place saucepans, unopened cans or
other heavy metal objects in the oven.
4. Do not let other metallic articles, e.g., fast
food foil containers, touch the side of the
oven.
5. Clean the oven cavity, the door and the
seals with water and a mild detergent at
regular intervals. Never use any form of
abrasive cleaner that may scratch or scour
surfaces around the door.
6. Always use the oven with trays or cookware
recommended by the manufacturer.
7. Never operate the oven without a load (i.e.,
an absorbing material such as food or
water) in the oven cavity unless specifically
allowed in the manufacturer’s literature.
8. For horizontally hinged doors, never rest
heavy objects such as food containers on
the door while it is open.
9. Do not place sealed containers in
microwave ovens. Baby bottles fitted with a
screw cap or a teat are considered to be
sealed containers.
10.This appliance is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance
by a person responsible for their safety.
11.Young children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with the
appliance.
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Earthing Instructions
This microwave oven must be earthed. In the
event of an electrical short circuit, earthing
reduces the risk of electric shock by providing
an escape wire for the electric current. This
microwave oven is equipped with a cord having
an earthing wire with an earthing plug. The plug
must be plugged into an outlet that is properly
installed and earthed.
WARNING — Improper use of the earthing plug
can result in a risk of electric shock.
WE CERTIFY THAT THIS MICROWAVE
OVEN HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND
COMPLIES WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF
REGULATION 3, SUBCLAUSE(2), OF THE
MICROWAVE OVENS REGULATIONS 1982.
(This statement applicable only to New Zealand.)
We certify that this microwave oven has been
inspected and complies with the safety
requirements of government notice 466 of
March 1981, and complies with the Radio
Regulation of government notice 587 of March
1986.
(This statement applicable only to South Africa.)
WARNING
a)The door seals and door seal areas should be
cleaned with a damp cloth. The appliance
should be inspected for damage to the door
seals and door seal areas and if these areas
are damaged the appliance should not be
operated until it has been repaired by a qualified
service technician trained by the manufacturer.
b)It is hazardous for anyone other than a
competent person to carry out any service
or repair operation that involves the removal
of a cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy.
c) If the supply cord of this appliance is
damaged, it must be replaced by a qualified
service technician with the special cord
available only from the manufacturer.
d)Before use, the user should check that
whether the utensils are suitable for use in
microwave ovens.
e)Liquids or other foods must not be heated in
sealed containers since they are liable to
explode.
f) 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.
Microwaves and How They Work
Microwaves are a form of high frequency radio
waves similar to those used by a radio, including
AM, FM and CB. They are similar to a television
where the radio waves are converted to a picture
on the screen. However, microwaves are much
shorter than radio waves; approximately twelve
centimetres wave length. Electricity is converted
into microwave energy by the magnetron tube
(which is the heart of the microwave oven).
From the magnetron tube, microwave energy is
transmitted to the oven cavity through a small
plastic covered piece. The microwaves are
converted to heat in the food. The microwaves
enter from the outside of the food and travel
through the food losing half of their power every
two to three centimetres. Continued cooking to
the centre occurs by conduction.
Although pacemakers used to be affected by
microwaves (as well as by other radio waves),
they are now shielded and are not bothered by
these interferences. This allows people with
pacemakers to sit calmly by their radio or
television and cook with microwave ovens.
When microwaves come in contact with a
substance, any one or combination of three
things may occur.
They can be:
1. REFLECTED
2. TRANSMITTED
3. ABSORBED
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Reflection:
Metal substances REFLECT microwave energy
and because there is no absorption, there is no
heating. This is why the oven interior is either
stainless steel or epoxy-coated steel. This
ensures that the microwaves are kept inside the
cavity and evenly distributed throughout the
food with the help of the turntable.
Transmission:
Such substances as paper, glass and plastic
TRANSMIT microwave energy and do not become
hot except from food. Because these substances
do not reflect or absorb microwave energy, they are
ideal materials for microwave cooking containers.
Absorption:
Food contains moisture and will ABSORB
microwave energy, which causes the moisture
molecules within the food to vibrate at an
incredible rate (2,450,000,000 times per second).
Friction, created by the vibration, produces heat
energy which is conducted throughout the food.
Circuits
Your microwave oven should be operated on a
separate 10 A circuit from other appliances.
Failure to do this may cause the power board
fuse to blow, and/or food to cook slower. Do not
insert higher value fuse in the power board.
Installation and General Instructions
General Use
1. In order to maintain high quality, do not operate
the oven when empty. The microwave energy
will reflect continuously throughout the oven if
no food or water is present to absorb energy.
This can lead to damage to the microwave
oven including arcing within the oven cavity.
2. If smoke is observed, press the STOP/RESET
Pad and leave door closed in order to stifle any
flames. Disconnect the power cord, and/or shut
off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
3. Do not dry clothes, newspapers or other
materials in oven. They may catch on fire.
4. Do not use recycled paper products, unless the
paper product is labelled as safe for microwave oven
use. Recycled paper products may contain impurities
which may cause sparks and/or fires when used.
5. Do not use newspapers or paper bags for cooking.
6. Do not hit or strike the Control Panel.
Damage to controls may occur.
7. POT HOLDERS may be needed as heat from food is
transferred to the cooking container and from the
container to the Glass Tray. The GlassTray can be very
hot after removing the cooking container from the oven.
8. Do not store flammable materials next to, on
top of, or in the oven. It could be a fire hazard.
9. Do not cook food directly on Glass Tray
unless indicated in recipes. (Food should be
placed in a suitable cooking utensil.)
10.DO NOT use this oven to heat chemicals or other
non-food products. DO NOT clean this oven with
any product that is labelled as containing corrosive
chemicals. The heating of corrosive chemicals in
this oven may cause microwave radiation leaks.
11.Do not leave the microwave unattended while
reheating or cooking food in disposable containers
made of plastic, paper or other combustible materials,
as these types of containers can ignite if overheated.
12.Appliances are not intended to be operated by means
of an external timer or separate remote-control system.
Placement of Oven
1. The oven must be placed on a flat, stable surface,
more than 85 cm above the floor. For correct
operation, the oven must have sufficient air flow.
Allow 15 cm of space on the top of the oven, 10 cm
at the back, and 5 cm on both sides. If one side of
the oven is placed flush to wall, the other side or
top must not be blocked. Do not remove feet.
a.Do not block air vents. If they are blocked
during operation, the oven may be overheated
and damaged. When using any cloth over the
oven, the air intake and exhaust should not
be blocked. Also allow sufficient space on
back and both sides of the oven.
b.Do not place oven near a hot or damp surface
such as a gas stove, electric range or sink etc.
c.Do not operate oven when room humidity is too high.
2. This oven was manufactured for household use only.
3. The appliance is freestanding type and shall
not be placed in a cabinet.
4. This appliance is intended to be used in
household and similar applications such as:
•• staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and
other working environments;
•• farm houses;
•• by clients in hotels, motels and other
residential environments;
•• bed and breakfast type environments.
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Food
1. Do not use your oven for home canning or the
heating of any closed jar. Pressure will build up
and the jar may explode. In addition, the
microwave oven cannot maintain the food at the
correct canning temperature. Improperly canned
food may spoil and be dangerous to consume.
2. Do not attempt to deep fat fry in your
microwave oven.
3. Do not boil eggs in their shell and whole
hard-boiled eggs (unless otherwise stated in
Cooking Guide section). Pressure will build
up and the eggs will explode.
4. Potatoes, apples, egg yolks, chicken wings,
whole squash and sausages are examples of
foods with nonporous skins. This type of food
must be pierced before cooking, to prevent
bursting.
5. When heating liquids, e.g. soup, sauces and
beverages, in your microwave oven, overheating
the liquid beyond boiling point can occur without
evidence of bubbling. This could result in a
sudden boil over of hot liquid. To prevent this
possibility the following steps should be taken:
a) Avoid using straight-sided containers
with narrow necks.
b) Do not overheat.
c) Stir the liquid before placing the container in
the oven and halfway through cooking time.
d) After heating, allow to stand in the oven
for a short time, stirring again before
carefully removing the container.
6. DO NOT USE A CONVENTIONAL MEAT
THERMOMETER IN THE MICROWAVE
OVEN. To check the degree of cooking of
roasts and poultry use a MICROWAVE
THERMOMETER. Alternatively, a conventional
meat thermometer may be used after the food
is removed from the oven. If undercooked,
return meat or poultry to the oven and cook for
a few more minutes at the recommended
power level. It is important to ensure that meat
and poultry are thoroughly cooked.
7. COOKING TIMES given in the Cooking Guide
section are APPROXIMATE. Factors that may
affect cooking time are preferred degree of
moisture content, starting temperature, altitude,
volume, size, shape of food and utensils used.
As you become familiar with the oven, you will be
able to adjust for these factors.
8. It is better to UNDERCOOK RATHER THAN
OVERCOOK foods. If food is undercooked, it can
always be returned to the oven for further cooking.
If food is overcooked, nothing can be done. Always
start with minimum cooking times recommended.
9. Extreme care should be taken when cooking
popcorn in a microwave oven. Cook for minimum
time as recommended by manufacturer. Use the
directions suitable for the wattage of your
microwave oven. NEVER leave oven unattended
when popping popcorn.
10.When heating food in plastic or paper containers,
check the oven frequently due to the possibility of
ignition.
11.The contents of feeding bottles and baby food
jars are to be stirred or shaken and the
temperature is to be checked before
consumption, in order to avoid burns.
Cookware and Utensils Guide
Cooking Bags designed to withstand boiling,
freezing, or conventional heating are microwave
safe. Prepare bags according to manufacturer’s
directions. When cooking by microwave, DO
NOT use wire twist-ties to close bag. They can
act as an antenna and cause arcing (sparks).
DO NOT COOK IN PLASTIC FOOD STORAGE BAGS.
Plastic Wrap such as GLAD WRAP® can be
used to cover dishes in most recipes. Over an
extended heating time, some disfiguration of the
wrap may occur. When removing plastic wrap
“covers”, as well as any glass lid, be careful to
remove it away from you to avoid steam burns.
Loosen plastic but let dish stand, covered.
It is important to use the correct container when
cooking in a microwave oven. The following will
help you make the right selection.
How to Test a Container for Safe
Microwave Oven Use
TO TEST A CONTAINER FOR SAFE
MICROWAVE OVEN USE: Fill a 1-cup glass
measure with cool water and place it in the
microwave oven alongside the empty container to
be tested; heat one (1) minute at High. If the
container is microwave ovensafe (transparent to
microwave energy), the container should remain
comfortably cool, the water in glass measure should
be hot. If the container is hot, it has absorbed some
microwave energy and should NOT be used. This
test cannot be used for plastic containers.
Jars and Bottles
Jars and bottles can be used to warm food to
serving temperature, if the lid is removed first.
Cooking should not be done in these containers
since most are not heat resistant and during
extended heating times, heat from food would
cause cracking or breaking.
Paper Products and Freezer Wrap
Waxed paper, paper plates, cups and napkins
should not be used for heating or cooking food.
Freezer wrap should not be used as it is not heat
resistant and may melt. Paper towel, greaseproof
paper and bake paper may be safely used for
short periods of time for covering or lining.
Metal
Metal cookware or utensils, or those with
metallic trim, should NOT be used in the
microwave. Since microwave energy is reflected
by metal, foods in metal containers will not cook
evenly. There is also a possibility of “arcing”.
Although metal utensils should be avoided in
microwave cooking, some metal can be helpful
when used correctly.
Aluminum foil can be used safely, if certain
guidelines are followed, to prevent overcooking.
Small pieces of foil are used to shield areas
such as chicken wings, tips of roasts, or other
thin parts that cook before the rest of the recipe
is finished. Make sure foil is attached securely
and doesn’t touch sides of oven, otherwise
arcing may occur. Foil lined containers, either
cardboard or plastic, should NOT be used in the
microwave oven as arcing could occur.
Metal twist-ties, either paper or plastic coated,
should NOT be used in the microwave oven. Frozen
dinner trays can be used in the microwave, if the
container is no deeper than 2 cm and is filled with
food. Metal skewers can not be used in microwave
ovens as arcing may occur. Wooden skewers are
readily available and give the same result.
Shells: Scalloped baking shells are best used
during reheating and for short periods of
cooking time only.
Thermometers are available for use in
microwave ovens. DO NOT USE
CONVENTIONAL MERCURY TYPE CANDY
OR MEAT THERMOMETERS in food while
cooking in the microwave oven.
Glass, Ceramic and China
Heat-Resistant glass cookware is invaluable in
microwave cooking. Many of these items are readily
available in most homes: glass jugs, mixing bowls, loaf
dishes, covered casseroles, oblong baking dishes, pie
plates and round or square cake dishes. Examples of
this type of cookware are Pyrex® and Corningware®.
Dinnerware can be used for microwave heating.
Many brands of dinnerware are microwave safe.
Check the care information for reference to
microwave use for dinnerware and serving
pieces. If dinnerware is marked ovenproof, it
frequently is safe to use in the microwave oven.
However, to be sure, check by conducting
microwave dish test previously mentioned.
Several types of glassware and dinnerware are not
recommended for use in the microwave oven. Do not
use dishes with metallic trim or containers with metal
parts. Do not use cups or mugs with glued on handles,
as they may fall off with continued heating. Do not use
delicate glassware. Although the glassware may be
transparent to microwave energy the heat from the
food may cause the glassware to crack.
Plastics
Plastic dishes, cups and some freezer
containers should be used with care in a
microwave oven. Choose plastic containers
carefully, as some plastic containers may become
soft, melt and may scorch. The majority of plastic
dishes, even those designed for use in the
microwave oven, are not suitable for cooking foods
with high fat or sugar content, or for lengthy cooking
times. Most microwave plastic dishes should not be
used for longer than 3 to 5 minutes on High power.
These dishes, although not suitable for extended
cooking, may be used successfully for defrosting or
for use on lower power levels.
Straw, Wicker and Wood
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Straw and wicker baskets may be used in the
microwave oven for short periods of time to warm
rolls or bread. Large wooden utensils, such as
bowls or cutting boards should NOT be used for
prolonged heating as the microwave energy may
cause the wood to become dry and brittle.
Feature Diagram
Glass Tray
1.
2.
3.
4.
Do not operate the oven without the Roller Ring and Glass Tray in place.
Only use the Glass Tray specifically designed for this oven. Do not substitute another Glass Tray.
If Glass Tray is hot, allow to cool before cleaning or placing in water.
Do not cook directly on Glass Tray. Always place food on a microwave-safe dish, or on a rack
set in a microwave-safe dish.
5. If food or utensil on Glass Tray touches oven walls, causing the tray to stop moving, the tray
will automatically rotate in opposite direction. This is normal.
6. Glass Tray can rotate in either direction.
Identification Plate
The model number
and serial number
are displayed here.
Oven Air Vents
Oven Window with
Vapor Barrier Film
(do not remove)
Internal Air Vents
Control Panel
•• The control panels are
covered with removable
protective film to prevent
scratches during shipping.
Small bubbles may appear
under this film. When this
happens, remove film
carefully.
(Hint - apply masking or clear
tape to an exposed corner and
pull gently to remove.)
Display
Window
Caution Label
Power Supply
Plug
Power Supply
Cord
Door Safety Lock System Roller Ring
Internal Air Vents
Waveguide Cover
Door Safety
Lock System
Do not remove. It is not packaging
material and must remain in place.
1. The Roller Ring and oven floor should be cleaned frequently to prevent
excessive noise and scratching of painted surface.
2. The Roller Ring must always be used together with the Glass Tray for cooking.
Door Release Pad
Push to open the door
Opening the door during cooking will stop the
cooking process without cancelling the
program.
Cooking resumes as soon as the door is
closed and Start is pressed.
NOTE:
The above illustration is for reference only.
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Control Panels
  (1)Display Window
  (2)Microwave Power Levels
  (3)Time Pads
  (4)Auto Weight Reheat Programs
  (5)Auto Weight Cook Programs
  (6)Auto Weight Defrost Pad
  (7)Timer / Clock Pad
  (8)Weight Selection Pads
  (9)Stop/Cancel Pad:
Before Cooking:
one press clears your instructions.
During Cooking:
one press temporarily stops the cooking
program. Another press cancels all your
instructions and the time of day will
appear in the display.
(10) Start Pad
(11) Door Release Pad
(1)
(2)
(4)
(3)
(6)
(5)
(7)
(8)
(9)
*The Design of your control panel may vary
from the panel displayed (depending on
colour), but the function of the pads are the
same.
(10)
(11)
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STANDING TIME
General
General Guidelines
Guidelines
DENSITY
Dense foods e.g. meat, jacket potatoes and
cakes, require standing time (inside or outside
of the oven) after cooking, to allow heat to finish
conducting to cook the centre completely. Wrap
meat joints and jacket potatoes in aluminium
foil while standing. Meat joints need approx. 1015 minutes, jacket potatoes 5 minutes. Other
foods such as plated meals, vegetables, fish
etc require 2-5 minutes standing. If food is not
cooked after standing time, return to the oven
and cook for additional time. After defrosting
food, standing time should also be allowed. See
pages 17-19.
Porous airy foods heat more quickly than dense
heavy foods.
CLING FILM
Cling film helps keep the food moist and the
trapped steam assists in speeding up cooking
times. Pierce before cooking to allow excess
steam to escape. Always take care when
removing cling film from a dish as the build-up
of steam will be very hot.
PIERCING
QUANTITY
The skin or membrane on some foods will
cause steam to build up during cooking. These
foods must be pierced or a strip of skin should
be peeled off before cooking to allow the steam
to escape. Eggs, potatoes, apples, sausages
etc, will all need to be pierced before cooking.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BOIL EGGS IN THEIR
SHELLS.
Small quantities cook faster than large
quantities, also small meals will reheat more
quickly than large portions.
SPACING
COVERING
Foods cook more quickly and evenly if spaced
apart. NEVER pile foods on top of each other.
MOISTURE CONTENT
Cover foods with microwave cling film or a lid.
Cover fish, vegetables, casseroles, soups. Do
not cover cakes, sauces, jacket potatoes or
pastry items.
Many fresh foods e.g. vegetables and fruit, vary
in their moisture content throughout the season,
particularly jacket potatoes. For this reason
cooking times may have to be adjusted. Dry
ingredients e.g. rice, pasta, can dry out during
storage so cooking times may differ.
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General
Guidelines
General Guidelines
ARRANGING
SHAPE
Individual foods e.g. chicken portions or chops,
should be placed on a dish so that the thicker
parts are towards the outside.
Even shapes cook evenly. Food cooks better
by microwave when in a round container rather
than square.
CHECKING FOOD
STARTING TEMPERATURE
It is essential that food is checked during and
after a recommended cooking time, even if an
AUTO PROGRAM has been used (just as you
would check food cooked in a conventional
oven). Return the food to the oven for further
cooking if necessary.
The colder the food, the longer it takes to heat
up. Food from a fridge takes longer to reheat
than food at room temperature. Food
temperature should be between 5 and 8°C
before cooking.
LIQUIDS
DISH SIZE
All liquids must be stirred before, during and
after heating. Water especially must be stirred
before and during heating, to avoid eruption.
Do not heat liquids that have previously been
boiled. DO NOT OVERHEAT.
Follow the dish sizes given in the recipes, as
these affect the cooking and reheating times. A
quantity of food spread in a bigger dish cooks
and reheats more quickly.
CLEANING
TURNING AND STIRRING
As microwaves work on food particles, keep
your oven clean at all times. Stubborn spots of
food can be removed by using a branded
microwave spray cleaner, sprayed onto a soft
cloth. Always wipe the oven dry after cleaning.
Some foods require stirring during cooking.
Meat and poultry should be turned after half the
cooking time.
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Containers
Containers to
to use
use
Choosing the correct container is a very important factor in deciding the success or failure of your
cooking.
Testing Dishes for Suitability
When unsure that a cooking
container is suitable for use in
your microwave, check by the
following test:
1. Fill a microwave safe
measuring jug with 300ml
(1⁄2pt) cold water.
2. Place it on the turntable
alongside the dish to be
tested. If the dish you are
testing is a large dish, then
stand the measuring jug on
top of the empty dish.
3. Heat on HIGH power for
1 minute.
Result
If the dish is suitable for microwaving, it will remain cool,
whilst the water in the jug will
begin to feel warm. If the
testing dish feels warm, do not
use as it is obviously
absorbing microwave energy.
N.B. This test does not apply
to plastic or metal based
containers e.g. Le Creuset®
style dishes, which should not
be used as they are cast iron
covered with enamel.
Quick Check Guide to Cooking Utensils
OVEN GLASS
Glass that is heat
resistant e.g. Pyrex®,
is ideal.
Do not use delicate
glass which may crack
due to the heat from
the food. Do not use
lead crystal which may
crack or arc.
CHINA AND CERAMIC
POTTERY, EARTHENWARE,
STONEWARE
Only use if completely
glazed. Do not use if
partially glazed or
unglazed, as they are
able to absorb water
which will absorb
microwave energy,
making the container
very hot and slowing
food.
FOIL/METAL CONTAINERS
Glazed china plates,
saucers, bowls, mugs
and cups can be used
if they are heat
resistant. Porcelain
and ceramic are also
ideal. Fine bone china
should only be used
for reheating for short
periods, otherwise the change in temperature
may crack the dish or craze the finish. Do not
use dishes with a metal rim or pattern. Do not
use jugs or mugs with glued handles, since the
glue can melt in a microwave.
NEVER ATTEMPT TO
COOK IN FOIL OR
METAL containers –
the microwaves cannot
pass through and the
food will not heat
evenly – this may also
damage your oven.
Use wooden kebab
sticks instead of metal skewers.
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Many plastic containers are designed for
microwave use. Only use Tupperware®
containers if they are designed for microwave
use. Do not use Melamine as it will scorch. Do
not use plastic for cooking foods high in sugar or
fat or foods that require long cooking times e.g.
brown rice. Never cook in margarine containers
or yogurt pots, as these will melt with the heat
from the food.
PAPER
Plain white kitchen paper (kitchen towel) can
be used for covering blind pastry cases and for
covering bacon to prevent splattering ONLY
USE FOR SHORT COOKING TIMES. NEVER
RE-USE A PIECE OF KITCHEN TOWEL. Avoid
kitchen paper containing manmade fibres.
Check that branded re-cycled kitchen towel is
recommended for microwave use. Do not use
waxed or plastic coated cups as the finish may
melt in the oven. Greaseproof paper can be
used to line the base of dishes and to cover
fatty foods. White paper plates can be used for
SHORT REHEATING TIMES.
WICKER, WOOD, STRAW BASKETS
Do not use these items in your microwave.
With continued use and with prolonged
exposure they will crack and could ignite. Do
not use wooden dishes in your microwave.
CLING FILM
Use microwave cling film to cover food that is
to be reheated, or cooked, taking care to avoid
the film being in direct contact with the food.
ALUMINIUM FOIL
Small amounts of smooth aluminium foil can be
used to SHIELD joints of meat during
defrosting and cooking. As the microwaves
cannot pass through the foil this prevents the
shielded parts from overcooking or
overdefrosting. The foil must not touch the
sides or roof of the oven, as this may cause
arching and damage your oven.
ROASTING BAGS
These are useful when slit up one side to tent a
joint of meat when roasting by power and time.
Do not use the metal twists supplied.
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Setting The Clock
When the oven is first plugged in “88.88” appears in display window
eg. 11.25pm
Press eleven times
(to set hours)
Press five times
(to set 1 mins.)
Press twice
(to set 10 mins.)
• Press Timer/Clock
Pad twice. A dot
starts blinking.
• Press Time Pads - Enter time of day by pressing
appropriate Time pads. The time appears in the
display. If the pad (10 min / 1 min / 10 sec) is
pressed and held, the time will increase rapidly.
• Press Timer/
Clock Pad.
The time of day
is entered.
Note:
1. To reset time of day, repeat step 1 through to step 3.
2. The clock will keep the time of day as long as the oven is plugged in and electricity is supplied.
3.This is a 12 hour clock, ie 2pm = 2:00 not 14:00. The oven will not function if a 24 hour clock is
set.
Timer
This feature operates as a minute timer. During operation there is no microwave energy.
• Press Timer/Clock Pad
once. Display is blank.
• Set desired time. Maximum time
is 90 minutes.
• Press Start. The time
in the display will
count down.
Child safety lock
Using this system will make the oven controls inoperable; however, the door can be opened. Child
Lock can be set when the display shows a dot or the time of day.
To Set:
To Cancel:
• Press Start Pad three times.
The time of day will disappear. Actual time will
not be lost. ‘L’ is indicated in the display.
• Press Stop/Cancel Pad three times.
The time of day will re-appear in the display.
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Microwave Cooking and Defrosting
The glass turntable must always be in position when using the oven.
Wattage
1 Press
800 Watts
High
2 Presses Defrost
270 Watts
3 Presses Medium
700 Watts
4 Presses Low
520 Watts
5 Presses Warm
200 Watts
• Press the microwave
power pad. Select desired
power level. An indicator
light appears next to the
selected power level.
• Select cooking time by pressing
appropriate pads. Your oven can
be programmed for up to 90
minutes in Medium, Low, Warm
and Defrost power. High power
can be programmed for 30
minutes.
• Press Start.
The cooking
program will
start and the
time in the
display will
count down.
Note: For defrosting times please refer to defrost chart on page 16.
Multi-Stage Cooking
The oven has 2 stage cooking, so you can program up to 2 different instructions and the oven will
switch automatically from power to power (Repeat steps 1 and 2 above but only press Start after
both stages have been entered).
Note:
1. Timer Pad can not be programmed in multi-stage cooking.
2. Auto Weight / Defrost Pad can not be programmed.
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Auto Weight Defrost
This feature allows you to defrost bread, meat items and joints of meat automatically once you
have entered in the weight of the food.
• Select desired program.
Press the pad once to
select bread, twice to
select meat items and 3
times to select meat joints.
The program number will
appear in the display.
Program
• Set Weight using the Up and
Down pads. If the up / down pad
is pressed and held, the weight
will increase / decrease rapidly.
Weight Range
• Press Start.
Remember to stir
or turn the food
during defrosting.
Suitable Foods
1 Bread
100g - 600g
Rolls, buns, slices of bread and loaves.
2 Meat Items
200g - 1000g
Chicken portions, chops, mince.
3 Meat Joints
600g - 1600g
Whole chicken, meat joints
Bread
This program is suitable for small items which are required for immediate use, they may feel warm
straight after defrosting. Loaves can also be defrosted on this program but these will require
standing time to allow the centre to thaw out. Standing time can be shortened if slices are
separated and buns and loaves cut in half. Items should be turned halfway during defrosting. THIS
PROGRAM IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CREAM CAKES OR DESSERTS e.g. cheesecake. See
defrosting charts on page 16 for standing times.
Meat Items (mince/chops/chicken portions)
It is necessary for mince to be broken up frequently during defrosting and this is best carried out in
a large shallow dish.
THIS PROGRAM IS NOT SUITABLE FOR SAUSAGES, these can be defrosted manually using
Defrost power and time. Chops and chicken portions should be arranged in a single layer and
turned frequently during defrosting. See defrosting charts on page 16 for standing times.
Meat Joints / Whole Chickens
Whole chickens and meat joints will require shielding during defrosting especially if it is a
particularly fatty piece. This is to prevent food starting to cook on the outside edges. Protect wings,
breast and fat with smooth pieces of aluminium foil secured with cocktail sticks. DO NOT ALLOW
THE FOIL TO TOUCH THE WALLS OF THE OVEN. Standing time of at least 1 hour should be
allowed for joints after defrosting.
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Defrosting Guidelines
Guidelines
Defrosting
For Best Results:
1. Place foods in a suitable container. Meat joints and chickens should be placed on an upturned
saucer or on a plastic rack if you have one.
2. Check food during defrosting, as foods vary in their defrosting speed.
3. It is not necessary to cover the food.
4. Always turn or stir the food especially when the oven “beepsʼʼ. Shield if necessary (see point 6).
5. Minced meat, chops and other small items should be broken up or separated as soon as
possible and placed in a single layer.
6. Shielding prevents food cooking. It is essential when defrosting chickens and joints of meat.
The outside thaws out first, so protect wings/breast and fat with smooth pieces of aluminium foil
secured with cocktail sticks.
7. Allow standing time so that the centre of the food thaws out. (Minimum of 1 hour for joints of
meat and whole chickens).
Arrange food in a single layer.
Turn or break up food as soon
as possible.
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Shield chickens and joints of
meat .
Defrosting Charts
Defrosting Charts
The times given below are a guideline only. Always check the progress of the food by opening the
oven door and then re-starting. For larger quantities adjust times accordingly. Food should not be
covered during defrosting.
Meat
Defrosting
Time
Method
Standing
Time
Beef/Lamb/Pork
Joint 450g (1lb)
5-7 mins.
Place in a suitable dish or on an upturned
saucer or use a rack. Turn 3-4 times. Shield.
60 mins.
Minced Beef
450g. (1lb)
8 min. 30 sec.
- 11 mins.
Place in a suitable dish.
Break up and turn 3-4 times.
15 mins.
Chops
450g. (1lb)
6-7 mins.
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer.
Turn twice. Shield if necessary.
15 mins.
Sausages
450g. (1lb)
4 mins.
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer.
Turn twice. Shield if necessary.
15 mins.
Bacon rashers
450g. (1lb)
5-6 mins.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn and
separate twice. Shield if necessary.
Stewing Steak
450g. (1lb)
7-9 mins.
Whole Chicken
450g. (1lb)
6-7 mins.
Chicken Portions 5 min. 30 sec.
450g. (1lb)
- 7 mins.
Place
Placeininaasuitable
suitabledish.
dish.
Break up frequently.
10 mins.
15
15mins.
mins.
Place in a suitable dish on an upturned
saucer or use a rack. Turn 3-4 times. Shield.
60 mins.
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer.
Turn twice. Shield if necessary.
15-30 mins.
Fish
Whole
450g. (1lb)
6-7 mins.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn twice. Shield.
15 mins.
Fillets/Steak
450g. (1lb)
6-7 mins.
Place in a suitable dish.
Turn twice, separate and shield if necessary.
15 mins.
Prawns
450g. (1lb)
6-7 mins.
Place in a suitable dish.
Stir twice during defrosting.
10 mins.
Bread Sliced
400g (14oz)
1 min. 30 sec.
- 2 mins.
Place on the turntable.
Separate and rearrange during defrosting.
10 mins.
Slice of bread
30g. (1oz)
10 -15 sec.
Place on the turntable on
a piece of kitchen paper.
1-2 mins.
Pastry
450g. (1lb)
1 min. 30 sec.
+ rest 1 min.
1 min. 30 sec.
Place on a plate.
Turn over after 1 min. resting time.
10-15 mins.
Soft Fruit
450g. (1lb)
7-8 mins.
Place in a suitable dish.
Stir twice during defrosting.
10 mins.
General
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Auto Weight Reheat / Cook Programs
This feature allows you to reheat or cook foods by setting the weight only. The oven determines the
Microwave power level then the cooking time automatically. Select the category of food and then
just enter the weight. The weight is entered in grams.
eg.
• Select desired program
by pressing the pad. The
program number will
appear in the display.
• Set Weight using the Up and
Down pads. If the up / down pad
is pressed and held, the weight
will increase / decrease rapidly.
• Press Start.
Guidelines for Use
The Auto Weight Programs are designed to take the guesswork out of reheating or cooking your
food. They must ONLY be used for the foods described and within the weight range recommended.
To allow for some variations that occur in food, check that food is thoroughly cooked and piping hot
before serving.
Auto Weight Reheat Programs
1. Reheat Curry Meal (200-800g)
This program is for reheating a curry
convenience meal that can be stirred. Foods
must be in a suitable single section
microwaveable container and have the film
pierced. Place on turntable, press the Auto
Reheat pad once. Enter the weight then press
START. Stir halfway. Allow to stand for 1 minute.
Ensure that the food is piping hot. Stir the food
before serving.
2. Reheat Chinese Meal (200-500g)
This program is for reheating a chinese style
convenience meal that can be stirred. Foods
must be in a suitable single section
microwaveable container and have the film
pierced. Press the Auto Reheat pad twice. Enter
the weight. Press START. Stir halfway. Allow to
stand for 1 minute. Ensure food is piping hot.
Stir again before serving.
Important Note: for Auto Weight reheat programs curry, chinese style and pasta meals.
1. Large pieces of fish / meat in a thin sauce, may require longer cooking.
2. These programs are not suitable for foods that cannot be stirred.
3. Meals in bowl shaped containers will need extra cooking time.
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Auto Weight Reheat Programs
3. Reheat Pasta Meal (200-800g)
This program is for reheating a pasta style
convenience meal that can be stirred. Foods
must be in a suitable single section
microwaveable container and have the film
pierced. Place on turntable, press the Auto
Reheat pad three times. Enter the weight then
press START. Stir halfway. Allow to stand for 1
minute. Ensure that the food is piping hot. Stir
the food before serving.
Important Note: for Auto Weight reheat programs curry, chinese style and pasta meals.
1. Large pieces of fish / meat in a thin sauce, may require longer cooking.
2. These programs are not suitable for foods that cannot be stirred.
3. Meals in bowl shaped containers will need extra cooking time.
Auto Weight Cook Programs
1. Cook Jacket Potatoes (200-1000g)
To cook jacket potatoes choose medium sized
potatoes 200-250g (7-9oz). Wash and dry and
prick with a fork several times. Arrange around
edge of turntable. Press Auto Cook pad once.
Enter weight. Press START. DO NOT COVER.
2. Cook Fresh vegetables (100-1000g)
To cook FRESH vegetables. Place prepared
vegetables into a shallow container on
turntable. Add 15 ml (1tbsp) water per 100g
vegetables. Cover with pierced cling film or lid.
Press the Auto Cook pad twice. Enter the
weight. Press START.
3. Cook Fresh Fish (200-800g)
To cook FRESH fish. Shield the thinner portions.
Place in a shallow container on turntable. Add
15-45ml (1-3 tbsp) liquid. Cover with pierced
cling film or lid. Press the Auto Cook pad three
times. Enter the weight. Press START.
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Cooking and
and Reheating
Cooking
Reheating Guidelines
Guidelines
Most foods reheat very quickly in your oven by HIGH power.
Meals can be brought back to serving temperature in just
minutes and will taste freshly cooked and NOT leftover.
Always check food is piping hot and return to oven if
necessary.
As a general rule, always cover wet foods, e.g. soups,
casseroles and plated meals.
Do not cover dry foods e.g. bread rolls, mince pies, sausage
rolls etc.
The charts on pages 23-27 show you the best way to cook
or reheat your favourite foods. The best method depends on
the type of food.
Remember when cooking or reheating any food that it
should be stirred or turned wherever possible. This ensures
even cooking or reheating on the outside and in the centre.
MINCE PIES - CAUTION
REMEMBER even if the pastry
is cold to the touch, the filling will
be piping hot and will warm the
pastry through. Take care not to
overheat otherwise burning can
occur due to the high fat and
sugar content of the filling.
Check the temperature of the
filling before consuming to avoid
burning your mouth.
CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS
AND LIQUIDS - CAUTION
Take great care when reheating
these items.
When is food reheated?
Do not leave unattended.
Food that has been reheated or cooked should be served
“piping hot” i.e. steam should be visibly emitted from all
parts. As long as good hygiene practices have been followed
during the preparation and storage of the food, then cooking
or reheating presents no safety risks.
BABIES BOTTLES CAUTION
Foods that cannot be stirred should be cut with a knife to
test that they are adequately heated throughout. Even if a
manufacturerʼs instructions or the times in the cookbook
have been followed, it is still important to check the food is
heated thoroughly. If in doubt, always return to the oven for
further reheating.
If you cannot find the equivalent food in the chart then
choose a similar type and size listed and adjust the cooking
time if necessary.
PLATED MEALS
Everyoneʼs appetite varies
and reheat times depend on
meal contents. Dense items
e.g. mashed potato, should
be spread out well. If a lot of
gravy is added, extra time
may be required. Place
denser items to the outside
of the plate. Between 4-7
mins. on HIGH power will
reheat an average portion
Do not stack meals.
Do not add extra alcohol.
Milk or formula MUST be shaken
thoroughly before heating and
again at the end and tested
carefully before feeding a baby.
For 7-8 fl.oz. of milk from fridge
temperature, remove top and
teat. Heat on HIGH power for
30-50 secs.
CHECK CAREFULLY.
CANNED FOODS
For 3 fl.oz. of milk from fridge
temperature, remove top and
teat. Heat on HIGH power for
15-20 secs.
CHECK CAREFULLY
SOUPS
N.B. Liquid at top of bottle will
be much hotter than at bottom.
The bottle must be shaken
thoroughly and tested before
use.
Remove foods from can and
place in a suitable dish
before heating.
Use a bowl and stir before
heating and at least once
through reheat time and
again at the end.
CASSEROLES
Stir halfway through and
again at the end of heating.
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WE DO NOT RECOMMEND
THAT YOU USE YOUR
MICROWAVE TO STERILISE
BABIESʼ BOTTLES. If you have
a special microwave steriliser we
urge extreme caution, due to the
low quantity of water involved. It
is vital to follow the
manufacturers instructions
implicitly.
Reheating Charts
Your oven is Heating Category E and this is
The heating category
displayed on the front of your control panel.
E
The times given in the charts below are a guideline only, and will vary depending
on packs of food
for small
The information on this label will assist you
STARTING temperature, dish size etc.
The IEC (60705)
in using new instructions on food packs to
power output (watts)
HEATING
CATEGORY
800W
Microwave
symbol
enable
you
to
program
the
best
heating
time
The times given in the charts below are a guideline only, and will vary depending on
in your oven.temperature, dish size etc.
STARTING
Reheating Charts
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
Time to
Select ( approx)
Instructions/
Guidelines
BREAD – Precooked – Fresh – N.B. Breads reheated by Microwave will have a soft base.
2
HIGH
25-30 secs.
4
HIGH
45-50 secs.
1
HIGH
10 secs.
4
HIGH
20 secs.
Baked Beans, Ravioli in
sauce
200 g
HIGH
2-3 mins.
420 g
HIGH
4-5 mins.
Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce
200 g
HIGH
21⁄2 -3 mins.
Cream of Tomato
400 g
HIGH
3 -4 mins
Minestrone
400 g
HIGH
21⁄2 -3 mins.
425 g
HIGH
3-31⁄2 mins.
624 g
HIGH
4-5 mins.
310 g
HIGH
21⁄2 mins.
Croissants
Rolls
Place on microwave safe plate on
turntable. Do not cover.
CANNED BEANS, PASTA
Place in a microwave safe bowl.
Cover and place on turntable. Stir
halfway
CANNED SOUPS
Place in a microwave safe bowl.
Cover and place on turntable
CANNED PUDDINGS
Creamed Rice
Sponge Pudding
Place in a microwave safe bowl.
Cover and place on turntable
CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS - Overheating may cause pudding to ignite
Slice
150 g
HIGH
20-30 secs.
Small
450 g
HIGH
11⁄2 -2 mins.
Medium
900 g
HIGH
21⁄2 -3 mins.
1 mug
235 ml
HIGH
2 mins.
2 mugs
470 ml
HIGH
31⁄2 mins.
1 mug
235 ml
HIGH
11⁄2 - 2 mins.
1 jug
600 ml
HIGH
5 mins.
Place in a microwave safe dish.
Cover and place on turntable
DRINKS – COFFEE
Place in a microwave safe mug on
turntable. Stir, before, during and after
reheating.
DRINKS – MILK
Place in a microwave safe mug on
turntable. Stir, before, during and after
reheating.
POINTS FOR CHECKING Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave.
If unsure return to oven. Foods will still require a STAND TIME, especially if they cannot be stirred.
The denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
Time to Select
(approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
PASTRY PRODUCTS - PRECOOKED - N.B. Pastries reheated by microwave will have a soft base.
Chicken Pie
600 g
HIGH
4-41⁄2 mins.
Quiche
400 g (1)
HIGH
41⁄2-5 mins.
Cornish Pasty
Steak & Kidney Pie
Sausage Rolls
Samosas
Spring Roll
Christmas Mince Pies
227 g (1)
325 g (1)
260 g (4)
200 g (4)
230 g (4)
90 g (2)
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
2-21⁄2 mins.
2-2 ⁄2 mins.
1
Place on microwave safe plate on
turntable. Do not cover.
11⁄2-2 mins.
11⁄2-2 mins.
2-21⁄2 mins.
5-10 secs.
PLATED MEALS - HOMEMADE - CHILLED
Child Size
1
HIGH
3-4mins.
Adult Size
1
HIGH
51⁄2 -6 mins.
Place on microwave safe plate on
turntable. Do not cover. Turn halfway.
Place on a microwave safe plate on
turntable.
Place on a microwave safe plate on
turntable. Cover and place on
turntable
PUDDINGS & DESSERTS N.B. Transfer food from foil containers to a similar sized microwave safe dish
Bread & Butter Pudding 395 g
HIGH
3-31⁄2 mins.
Fruit Crumble
600 g
HIGH
31⁄2-4 mins.
1
HIGH
20-25 secs.
4
HIGH
50-60 secs.
400 g
HIGH
2-21⁄2 mins.
Fruit Pie, individual
Rice Pudding
Place in a microwave safe dish on
turntable. Do not cover.
Place in a microwave safe dish.
Cover and place on turntable
PURCHASED CONVENIENCE FOODS - CHILLED N.B. Transfer food from foil container to a similar
sized microwave safe dish. Plastic dishes designed for microwave and conventional ovens may be
used with care.
Cauliflower Cheese
450 g
HIGH
5 1⁄2-6 mins.
Cottage Pie
450 g
HIGH
6 mins.
HIGH
4 ⁄ -5 mins.
5 1⁄2-6 mins.
Lasagne
Vegetable Bake
400 g
400 g
HIGH
1
2
Place in microwave safe dish on
turntable. Do not cover.
PURCHASED CONVENIENCE FOODS - FROZEN N.B. Transfer food from foil container to a similar
sized microwave safe dish. Plastic dishes designed for microwave and conventional ovens may be
used with care.
Lasagne
400 g
Salmon Crumble
340 g
Shepherdʼs Pie
460 g
HIGH
+ HIGH
4 1⁄2 -5mins. + rest for
1 min.
5-51⁄2 mins.
HIGH
5 1⁄2 mins. + rest for 1 min.
+ MED
5 1⁄2-6 mins.
HIGH
5 1⁄2 mins. + rest for 1 min.
+ MED
6-7 mins.
Place in a microwave safe dish on
turntable. Do not cover.
POINTS FOR CHECKING Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave.
If unsure return to oven. Foods will still require a STAND TIME, especially if they cannot be stirred.
The denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Cooking Charts
Cooking
Charts
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
130 g (4)
HIGH
Time to Select
Instructions/Guidelines
(approx)
BACON – from raw
Rashers
Place on microwave safe rack or plate
on turntable.
2-3 or 30-40
secs per rasher.
BEANS & PULSES – should be pre-soaked (except lentils)
Chick Peas
225 g
Lentils
225 g
Red Kidney Beans
225 g
HIGH
+ LOW
LOW
HIGH
+ LOW
81⁄2 mins.
Use 600 ml (1 pt) boiling water in a
large bowl. Cover and place on
turntable
35-40 mins.
101⁄2 -13 mins.
13 mins.
30-35 mins.
BEEF – Joints from raw – Caution: Hot fat! Remove dish with care.
Medium
MEDIUM
7-12 mins. per
450 g (1 lb)
Use 600 ml (1 pt) boiling water in a large
bowl. Cover. Must boil for at least 12
minutes to destroy toxic enzymes.
Place on upturned saucer in microwave
safe dish or rack on turntable. Cover
and turn halfway. Drain off fat during
cooking.
CHICKEN from raw – Caution: Hot fat! Remove dish with care.
Breasts, boneless
500 g
LOW
10 1⁄2 -12 mins.
Drumsticks
450 g (4)
LOW
101⁄2 mins.
Quarters
700 g (2)
LOW
16-17 mins.
HIGH
8 1⁄2-9 mins.
per 450 g
(1 lb)
Whole
Place on microwave safe rack or plate
Cover and place on turntable.
Place on upturned saucer breast side down
in microwave safe dish. Cover, Cover and
place on turntable.
EGGS – Poached.
Water
45 ml
HIGH
45 secs.
Egg
1
HIGH
25-35 secs.
Water
90 ml
HIGH
50 sece.
Eggs
2
HIGH
45 secs.
HIGH
25 secs.
HIGH
20 secs.
HIGH
45 secs.
HIGH
35 secs.
• Place in a small bowl and heat for 1st
cooking time.
• Add egg (medium sized).
• Pierce yolk and white.
• Cover.
• Cook for 2nd cooking time.
• Then leave to stand for 1 min.
EGGS – Scrambled.
1 Egg
2 Eggs
• Add 1 tbsp of milk for each egg used.
• Beat eggs, milk and knob of butter
together.
• Cook for 1st cooking time then stir.
• Cook for 2nd cooking time then stand
for 1 min.
POINTS FOR CHECKING Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave.
If unsure return to oven. Foods will still require a STAND TIME, especially if they cannot be stirred.
The denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Cooking Charts
Charts
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Quantity
Food
FISH – FROZEN from raw
Haddock Fillets
380 g (4)
Whole
450 g (2)
Boil in the Bag
170 g (1)
Power
Level
Time to Select
(approx)
HIGH
41⁄2 mins.
+MED
41⁄2 -51⁄2 mins.
HIGH
DEFROST
+ rest
+ LOW
81⁄2 -101⁄2 mins.
41⁄2 mins.
2 mins.
51⁄2 mins.
Instructions/Guidelines
Place in microwave safe dish. Add 30 ml
of liquid. Cover and place on turntable.
Place bag sauce side down on a
microwave safe plate. Slash top of bag
with a knife.
FRUIT – Peel, slice, chop into even sized pieces. Place in shallow microwave safe dish.
Apples, Rhubarb, stewed
450 g
HIGH
41⁄2 -8 mins.
Only half fill dish. Cover. Stir halfway.
Plums – stewed
450 g
HIGH
7-8 mins.
Add 30 ml (2 tbsp) of water. Only half fill
dish. Cover and place on turntable.
LAMB – from raw – CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove dish with care.
Chops, loin
600 g (4)
HIGH
+ LOW
HIGH
Joints
+ LOW
11⁄2-21⁄2 mins.
per 450g (1lb)
2-3 mins.
per 450g (1lb)
3-4 mins.
per 450g (1lb)
6-7 mins.
per 450g (1lb)
Place on microwaveable safe dish or
rack. Cover and place on turntable.
Place on upturned saucer in microwave
safe dish or rack on turntable. Cover and
turn joint over halfway. Drain off fat during
cooking.
PASTA – Place in a large 3 litre (6 pint) microwave safe bowl.
Macaroni
225 g
HIGH
12 mins.
Spaghetti, Tagliatelli
225 g
HIGH
7-8 ⁄2 mins.
1
Use 1 litre (13/4 pint) boiling water. Cover
and place on turntable.
PIZZA – FRESH CHILLED – N.B. Remove all packaging. Pizzas will have a soft base.
Thin & Crispy
400 g
HIGH
41⁄2 -5 mins.
Deep Pan
475 g
HIGH
31⁄2 -41⁄2 mins.
Place on heatproof plate on turntable.
Do not cover.
PORK – from raw – CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove dish with care.
Chops
360 g (2)
Joints
HIGH
2-3 mins.
Place in microwave safe dish or rack on
turntable. Cover and place on turntable.
HIGH
5 1⁄2 -6 mins. per
450 g (1lb)
+ LOW
8-9 mins. per
450 g (1lb)
Place on upturned saucer in microwave
safe dish or rack. Cover and place on
turntable. Turn joint over halfway. Drain
off fat during cooking.
+ LOW
PORRIDGE – N.B. Use a large bowl.
6-7 mins.
1 serving
1/
cup oats
HIGH
21⁄2-3 mins.
Add 1 cup of water or milk. Stir halfway.
2 servings
1 cup oats
HIGH
4-5 mins.
Add 2 cups of water or milk. Stir halfway.
Basmati
250 g
LOW
101⁄2 -111⁄2 mins.
Easycook White
250 g
HIGH
101⁄2 -111⁄2 mins.
Use 600 ml (1 pt) to 800 ml (11⁄2 pt)
boiling water. Cover and place on
turntable
2
RICE – Place in a large microwave safe bowl. 3 litre (6 pint)
POINTS FOR CHECKING Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave.
If unsure return to oven. Foods will still require a STAND TIME, especially if they cannot be stirred.
The denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Cooking
Cooking Charts
Charts
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
Time to Select
(approx)
Instructions/ Guidelines
SAUSAGES from raw - CAUTION: HOT FAT! Remove dish with care.
Thick
240 g (4)
HIGH
21⁄2 -3 mins.
Thin
110 g (4)
HIGH
11⁄2 -2 mins.
Place on microwave safe plate or
microwave rack. Cover and place on
turntable.
FRESH VEGETABLES – Place in shallow microwave safe dish.
Green Beans
450 g
HIGH
6-7 mins.
Beetroot
450 g
HIGH
81⁄2 -101⁄2 mins.
Broccoli + Cauliflower - florets
450 g
HIGH
7-81⁄2 mins.
Brussel Sprouts
450 g
HIGH
7-8 mins.
Cabbage – sliced
450 g
HIGH
6-8 mins.
Carrots, Leeks
450 g
HIGH
6-7 mins.
Corn on the Cob
450 g
HIGH
6-8 mins.
Courgettes, Mange Tout
450 g
HIGH
31⁄2 -41⁄2 mins.
Peas
450 g
HIGH
31⁄2 -51⁄2 mins.
Potatoes – boiled
450 g
HIGH
51⁄2 -6 mins.
Potatoes – jacket
1
HIGH
41⁄2 mins.
(225 g / 8 oz each)
2
HIGH
7 mins.
Add 90 ml (6 tbsp) water. Cover and
place on turntable.
Wash and prick skins. Place directly
on turntable on outer edge. After
cooking stand for 5 mins wrapped in
foil.
FROZEN VEGETABLES – Place in shallow microwave safe dish.
Beans – green, Carrots
450 g
HIGH
81⁄2 -10 mins.
Cauliflower
450 g
HIGH
101⁄2 mins.
Peas
450 g
HIGH
7-8 mins.
Add 30 ml (2 tbsp) water. Cover and
place on turntable.
POINTS FOR CHECKING Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave.
If unsure return to oven. Foods will still require a STAND TIME, especially if they cannot be stirred.
The denser the food the longer the stand time.
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24
Soup and
and Snacks
Snacks
Soup
Ingredients
25 g (1oz) butter
1 small onion, chopped
600 ml (1pt) hot chicken stock
225 g (8oz) button mushrooms, sliced
bouquet garni
15 ml (1tbsp) cornflour
300 ml (1/2 pt) milk
salt and pepper
60 ml (4 tbsp) single cream
Ingredients
100 g (4oz) quick cook macaroni
225 g (8oz) courgettes, sliced
100 g (4oz) bacon, chopped
50 g (2oz) butter
50 g (2oz) plain flour
600 ml (1pt) milk
100 g (4oz) cheese, grated
5 ml (1tsp) mustard
salt and pepper
Topping
30 ml (2tbsp) Parmesan cheese
30 ml (2tbsp) wholemeal breadcrumbs
Ingredients
50 g (2oz) green lentils
10 ml (2tsp) oil, 1 small onion, sliced
3 ml (1/2 tsp) grated root ginger
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 ml (1/2 tsp) turmeric
3 ml (1/2 tsp) chilli powder
5 ml (1tsp) curry powder
150 ml (1/4pt) natural yoghurt
50 g (2oz) mushrooms, sliced
2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
150 ml (1/4pt) hot water
25 g (1oz) cashew nuts
225 g (8oz) cooked basmati rice
Garnish
hard boiled egg slices and
coriander leaves
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Serves 4
Dish: large bowl
1. Place the butter and chopped onion in a large bowl.
Cover and cook on HIGH power for 3 mins or until
soft.
2. Add the stock, mushrooms and bouquet garni. Cover
and cook on HIGH power for 11-13 mins, or until
mushrooms are soft.
3. Remove the bouquet garni and blend until smooth.
Mix the cornflour with a little of the milk, then stir in
remaining milk. Add to the mushroom mixture.
4. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 41⁄2 -51⁄2 mins, or until
thickened. Season and serve with cream swirled on
top.
Macaroni Cheese with Courgettes and Bacon
Dish: 20 cm (8”) casserole
Serves 2
1. Cover and cook macaroni in 450 ml (3/4pt) boiling
water on HIGH power for 81⁄2 mins, or until soft. Drain.
2. Place courgettes and bacon in a bowl. Cover and
cook on HIGH power for 3-4 mins, or until soft. Drain.
3. Place the butter in a large jug. Cook on HIGH power
for 40-50 secs. Stir in the flour and cook for 30-40
secs, on HIGH power. Gradually add milk, stir well
and cook on HIGH power for 4-41⁄2 mins. or until the
sauce is thick and bubbling. Stir frequently.
4. Add mustard and cheese. Mix in the macaroni,
courgettes and bacon. Season and pour into a
casserole dish, sprinkle over the topping and cook on
HIGH power for 3-4 mins. or until the cheese has
melted.
Lentil Biryani
Serves 2
Dish: large casserole
1. Soak the lentils in cold water for 1 hour then drain.
2. Place the oil and onion in a large bowl. Cover and
cook on HIGH power for 3-4 mins. or until softened.
3. Add the ginger, garlic, turmeric, chilli and curry
powder. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 2 mins.
4. Add the yoghurt, mushrooms, tomatoes, water and
lentils. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 13-17
mins. or until the lentils are tender and the liquid has
evaporated.
To cook rice: add 350 ml boiling water to rice in
large bowl and cook on HIGH power, covered, for 13
mins. stirring halfway.
5. Add the lentil mixture and cashew nuts to the cooked
rice and mix thoroughly. Reheat on HIGH power if
necessary to ensure food is piping hot. Garnish and
serve.
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25
Meat
Meat and
and Poultry
Poultry
Ingredients
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cm (1/4 ”) piece fresh ginger, grated
50 g (2 oz) ground almonds
45 ml (3 tbsp) water
3 whole cardamon pods
2 cloves
2.5 cm (1”) stick of cinnamon
1 onion chopped
30 ml (2 tbsp) oil
450 g (1 lb) boned lamb, trimmed and cut
into cubes
5 ml (1 tsp) ground coriander
5 ml (1 tsp) ground cumin
1.5 ml (1/4 tsp) garam masala
1.5 ml (1/4 tsp) cayenne pepper
150 ml (1/4 pt) single cream
salt and pepper
Ingredients
25 g (1 oz) butter
2 medium onions, sliced
2 sticks celery, trimmed and chopped
100 g (4 oz) mushrooms, sliced
4 chicken quarters, skinned
300 ml (1/2 pt) hot chicken stock
300 g (11 oz) can tomatoes
salt and pepper
30 ml (2 tbsp) cornflour
Lamb in a Spicy Cream and Almond Sauce
Serves 4
Dish: Large casserole dish
1. Mix together the garlic, ginger, almonds and water
to make a thick paste.
2. Place the cardamon pods, cloves, cinnamon,
onion and oil in the casserole dish cook on HIGH
power for 3 mins.
3. Add the lamb and cook for 41⁄2 mins. on HIGH
power or until light brown in colour. Stir halfway.
4. Stir in the rest of the spices, the almond mixture,
cream, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on LOW
power for about 35-40 mins. or until the meat is
tender. Stir the casserole 2-3 times during the
cooking time.
5. Remove the whole cardamon pods, cloves and
cinnamon before serving with rice or other
vegetables.
Chicken Casserole
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) casserole
1. Place vegetables and butter in dish. Cover and
cook on HIGH power for 4-6 mins. or until soft.
2. Place chicken on top of vegetables, cover with
stock and tomatoes and add salt and pepper to
taste.
3. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 41⁄2 mins. then
LOW power for 30-35 mins. or until well cooked
through.
4. Mix cornflour with a little water. Remove chicken
from casserole, skim off excess fat and stir in
cornflour paste. Cook on HIGH power for 2 mins.
Serve chicken with sauce poured over.
N.B. If diced boneless breast is used in place of the
quarters, reduce 2nd cooking time to 10-14
mins. on LOW power or until well cooked
through. Stir halfway.
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Ingredients
225 g (8oz) pork fillet, diced
Sweet & Sour Sauce:
15 ml (1tbsp) oil
1 small carrot cut into matchsticks
1 spring onion, thinly sliced
small green pepper, cut into strips
225 g (8oz) can pineapple chunks,
drained (reserve juice)
10 ml (2tsp) soft brown sugar
5 ml (1tsp) cornflour
pinch garlic salt
5 ml (1tsp) cider vinegar
10 ml (2tsp) soy sauce
5 ml (1tsp) tomato ketchup
Ingredients
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
5 ml (1tsp) oil
200 g (7oz) can chopped tomatoes
15 ml (1tbsp) tomato puree
5 ml (1tsp) mixed herbs
225 g (8oz) minced beef
salt and pepper
Ingredients
50 g (2oz) creamed coconut
45 ml (3tbsp) crunchy peanut butter
45 ml (3tbsp) lemon juice
30 ml (2tbsp) soy sauce
large pinch of chilli powder
150 ml (1⁄4pt) water
2 chicken breast fillets, skinned
15 ml (1tbsp) vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 ml ( 1/2tsp) ground turmeric
3 ml ( 1/2tsp) five-spice powder
3 ml ( 1/2tsp) coriander seeds
3 ml ( 1/2tsp) cumin seeds
Pork with Sweet & Sour Sauce
Serves 2
Dish: small casserole
1. Place pork in dish, cover and cook on LOW power
for 7-9 mins. or until juices run clear.
2. Place oil, carrot, onion and green pepper in a
bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 2-3
mins. or until vegetables are tender.
3. Mix half the reserved juice with the remaining
ingredients except pineapple. Cover and cook on
HIGH power for 2-3 mins. or until clear and
thickened. Stir halfway.
4. Add the sauce to the vegetables. Stir in the
pineapple. Mix well.
5. Cook on HIGH power for 1 min. or until heated
through. Spoon over cooked pork. Reheat for
1-2 mins. on HIGH power or until piping hot.
Savoury Mince
Serves 2
Dish: 1.5 litre (3pt) casserole dish
1. Place onion, garlic and oil in casserole, cover and
cook on HIGH power for 2-3 mins. or until soft.
2. Place all other ingredients in casserole. Stir well.
3. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 4 1⁄2 mins. then
LOW power for 15-20 mins. or until the meat is
cooked.
Chicken Satay
Serves 2
Dish: 4 wooden skewers + shallow dish
1. For the serving sauce: Crumble 25 g (1oz) of
creamed coconut into a large jug. Add the peanut
butter, 15 ml (1tbsp) of the lemon juice, 15 ml
(1tbsp) of the soy sauce, the chilli powder and
150 ml (1/4 pt) water. Cook on HIGH power for
3-4 mins. or until the sauce boils and thickens,
stirring frequently. Turn into a serving bowl.
2. Cut the chicken into small chunks and place in a
bowl. Put the remaining creamed coconut, lemon
juice and soy sauce into a blender or food
processor. Add the remaining ingredients and
blend until smooth.
3. Pour over the chicken. Cover and marinate in the
fridge for 2-3 hours or overnight.
4. Thread the chicken onto wooden skewers. Place
in a shallow dish, cover with any remaining
marinade and cook covered on HIGH power for
51⁄2 -7 mins. or until cooked, turn and baste frequently.
Serve hot with the sauce for dipping.
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Fish
Fish
ARRANGING
Thin fillets of fish i.e. plaice,
should be rolled up prior to
cooking to avoid overcooking
on the thinner outside edge
and tail.
Fish steaks should be
arranged in a circle, thicker
part to the outside. Cover with
cling film or lid.
LIQUID
Fresh fish should always be
sprinkled with 30ml (2tbsp) of
water, lemon juice or white
wine.
When cooking Frozen fish,
add liquid as above for even
cooking.
Do not sprinkle salt onto fish
before cooking as this may
make the fish dry.
Ingredients
25 g (1 oz) butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 small onion, finely chopped
15 ml (1tbsp) plain flour
15 ml (1tbsp) curry powder
grated rind and juice of 1/2 lemon
300 ml ( 1/2pt) hot fish stock
25 g (1oz) sultanas
10 ml (2tsp) tomato puree
30 ml (2tbsp) sweet chutney
450 g (1lb) haddock, skinned and
chopped
salt and pepper
75 g (3oz) creamed coconut
Ingredients
450 g (1 lb) smoked haddock
30 ml (2tbsp) lemon juice
15 ml (1tbsp) oil
1 large onion, sliced
600 g (1lb 5oz) cooked jacket potatoes,
sliced, see pages 22 + 28
40 g (11/2oz) butter
40 g (11/2oz) flour
3 ml (1/2tsp) mustard
600 ml (1pt) milk
salt and pepper
100 g (4oz) Red Leicester cheese
75 g (3oz) wholemeal breadcrumbs
Fish Curry
NOISE
During cooking, popping
sounds may be heard. This is
due to moisture trapped
between the flesh, particularly
with oily fish such as salmon
and mackerel. This can be
minimised when cooking the
fish if the skin and flesh is
pierced several times with a
cocktail stick.
Serves 2
Dish: casserole dish (1.5 litre (3pt))
1. Melt the butter in the casserole dish on HIGH
power for 30-40 secs. or until melted.
2. Stir in the garlic and onion and cook covered on
HIGH power for 3 mins.
3. Stir in the flour, curry powder, lemon rind and juice
and fish stock. Cover and cook on HIGH power for
3 mins. stirring halfway through the cooking time.
4. Stir in the remaining ingredients except the
coconut, cover and cook on HIGH power for 4-5
mins. or until fish flakes, stirring occasionally.
5. Break up the coconut with a fork, then stir into the
curry.
Family Fish Pie
Serves 4
Dish: large casserole
1. Arrange fish in a shallow dish. Add lemon juice,
cover and cook on HIGH power for 3-4 mins. or
until it flakes easily.
2. Place onion and oil in a bowl. Cover and cook on
HIGH power for 3 mins. or until the onion is soft.
3. Melt the butter on HIGH power for 30-40 secs. Stir
in the flour and mustard and cook for a further 20
secs. Add milk and seasoning, gradually stirring to
a smooth paste. Cook on HIGH power for 5-6
mins. or until the sauce is thick and bubbling. Stir
twice during cooking. Add 75 g (3oz) of grated
cheese to the sauce and stir well.
4. Flake the fish and arrange in the serving dish. Add
onions and place the sliced potatoes on top.
5. Pour over the cheese sauce. Sprinkle with
breadcrumbs and remaining cheese.
6. Cook on LOW power for 10-15 mins. or until the
mixture has been completely reheated.
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Ingredients
40 g (11/2oz) dried Cep mushrooms
50 g (2oz) butter
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper
250 g (8oz) Arborio rice
300 ml (1/2pt) hot vegetable stock
12 basil leaves, torn
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1 medium aubergine, diced
salt, 15 ml (1tbsp) oil
1 clove of garlic, chopped
pinch cayenne pepper
5 ml (1tsp) ground coriander
3 ml (1/2tsp) ground cumin
3 ml (1/2tsp) turmeric
2.5 cm (1”) root ginger, peeled & sliced
1
/2 small cauliflower, divided into florets
1 medium potato, diced
50 g (2oz) green beans, sliced
1
/2 fresh chilli, deseeded and sliced
150 ml (1/4pt) vegetable stock
200 g (7oz) can chopped tomatoes
50 g (2oz) cashew nuts
Wild Mushroom and Basil Risotto
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6pt) casserole dish
1. Soak mushrooms in 300 ml (1/2pt) warm water.
2. Place the butter, garlic and onion in a large bowl,
cover with cling film and cook on HIGH power for
3-4 mins. or until softened. Season with freshly
ground black pepper.
3. Stir the rice into the butter mixture and add the hot
stock and soaking liquid from the mushrooms.
Cover and cook for a further 41⁄2 mins on HIGH
power.
4. Stir the mushrooms into the rice mixture. Cover
and cook for a further 41⁄2 mins. on HIGH power.
5. Stir and add the basil. Continue to cook for the final
41⁄2 mins. on HIGH power. Leave to stand for approx.
10 mins. and then stir with a fork.
Vegetable Curry
Serves 2
Dish: 3 litre (6pt) casserole
1. Sprinkle the aubergine liberally with salt in a
colander. Stand for 30 mins. to remove bitter
juices. Rinse well under cold water and drain.
2. Combine oil, garlic and spices in the casserole,
cover and cook on HIGH power for 2 mins.
3. Add all other ingredients to casserole, except
cashews. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 41⁄2
mins. then LOW power for 25-30 mins. or until
vegetables are soft. Stir occasionally.
4. Sprinkle with cashews and serve with boiled rice.
N.B. This recipe is best cooked in advance, chilled
and then reheated to allow the flavours to
develop.
Ingredients
Cauliflower Cheese
Serves 2
1 cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets
90 ml (6tbsp) water
Dish: large bowl + shallow casserole
25 g (1oz) butter
1. Place cauliflower upside down in a bowl. Add water.
25 g (1oz) flour
Cover and cook on HIGH power for 7 mins. or until
3 ml (1/2tsp) French mustard
tender. Drain.
300 ml (1/2pt) milk
2. Melt butter on HIGH power for 30-40 secs. Stir in
seasoning to taste
flour and mustard. Cook for a further 20-30 secs.
Topping:
Add milk gradually. Stir well and season. Cook on
75 g (3oz) grated red cheese
HIGH power for 2-3 mins. or until sauce is thick and
bubbling. Stir once halfway during cooking.
15 ml (1tbsp) brown breadcrumbs
3. Stir in 50 g (2oz) grated cheese. Pour the sauce
over the cauliflower. Top with remaining cheese and
breadcrumbs.
4. Cook on HIGH power for 1-2 mins. or until cheese
melts.
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Desserts / Cakes
Desserts / Cakes
Ingredients
150 g (5oz) self-raising flour
pinch of salt
50 g (2oz) caster sugar
50 g (2oz) suet
1 egg
150 ml (1/4 pt) milk
30 ml (2 tbsp) jam or golden syrup
Optional:
add 1 tbsp of sultanas to dry ingredients
Ingredients
15 ml (1tbsp) golden syrup
2 pineapple slices, drained
2 glacé cherries
50 g (2oz) margarine
50 g (2oz) caster sugar
1 egg
50 g (2oz) self raising flour
15 ml (1tbsp) milk
Ingredients
75g (3 oz) self-raising flour
3 ml (1/2tsp) baking powder
3 ml (1/2tsp) mixed spice
25 g (1oz) butter
1 egg
30 ml (2tbsp) treacle
60 ml (4 tbsp) stout
15 ml (1tbsp) rum or brandy
200 g (7oz) mincemeat
25 g (1oz) apple, grated
75 g (3oz) currants
25 g (1oz) chopped nuts
Steamed Suet Sponge Pudding
Serves 4
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) pudding basin
1. In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour and salt.
Stir in the sugar and suet.
2. Make a well in the centre and add beaten egg and
milk. Mix to a soft dropping consistency.
3. Put the jam in the base of the greased pudding
basin and pour pudding mixture over. Cook on
HIGH power for 6-7 mins. until firm.
Individual Pineapple
Upside Down Pudding
Serves 2
Dish: 2 ramekin dishes, base lined
1. Put 1/2 tbsp golden syrup in the base of each
ramekin; arrange pineapple slice and cherry on
top of the syrup in the base.
2. Cream together the margarine and sugar until light
and fluffy. Beat in the egg gradually. Fold in the
flour and mix to a soft consistency with the milk.
3. Spoon the mixture over the pineapple and cook
on HIGH power for 3-4 mins. or until cooked.
Leave to cool slightly before turning upside down
onto a serving plate.
Christmas Puddings
Serves 4
Dish: 4 deep ramekins, base lined
1. Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and
stir until throroughly mixed.
2. Divide mixture equally between the ramekins.
3. Place towards outer edge of the turntable and
cook on HIGH power for 4-5 mins. or until cooked.
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Ingredients
200 g (7 oz) fresh dates, stoned and
finely chopped
175 g (6 oz) self-raising flour
5 ml (1 tsp) baking powder
5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence
15 ml (1 tbsp) Camp coffee essence
100 ml (31/2 fl. oz) milk
75 g (3 oz) butter
150 g (5 oz) caster sugar
2 eggs lightly beaten
Butterscotch sauce
3
45 g (1 /4 oz) butter
120 ml (8 tbsp) soft brown sugar
200 ml (7 fl. oz) whipping cream
15 ml (1 tbsp) vanilla essence
Ingredients
75 g (3oz) butter or margarine
30 ml (2tbsp) golden syrup
75 g (3oz) light brown sugar
150 g (5oz) porridge oats
50 g (2oz) raisins
Ingredients
100 g (4oz) plain chocolate
100 g (4oz) butter
100 g (4oz) soft dark brown sugar
100 g (4oz) self-raising flour
10 ml (2tsp) cocoa powder
pinch salt
2 eggs, beaten
3 ml (1/2 tsp) vanilla essence
100 g (4oz) walnuts, chopped
Date Puddings and Butterscotch Sauce
Serves 6
Dish: 3 pint pudding basin
1. Pour 175 ml (6 fl. oz) boiling water over the chopped
dates and set aside to cool.
2. Sift together flour and baking powder. Add vanilla and
coffee essence to the milk.
3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
eggs a little at a time.
4. Fold in the flour and flavoured milk, then pour in the
date mixture.
5. Place in pudding basin. Cook on HIGH power for 7-81⁄2
mins. and leave to stand for 10 mins.
Sauce
1. Place butter in a large jug and cook on HIGH power
for 50 sec. to 1 minute, or until bubbling.
2. Add sugar and stir until it has dissolved, cooking for 1
minute at a time on HIGH power. Continue to cook
until liquid is foaming and bubbling 30 sec. at a time
on HIGH power.
3. Slowly pour in the cream and bring to the boil on
HIGH power for 2-3 mins. Add essence. Stir, continue
to boil on HIGH power 30 sec. at a time until it starts
to thicken.
Chewy Flapjacks
Dish: 20 cm (8”) round dish
1. Place butter, syrup and sugar in a bowl and cook on
HIGH power for 1-2 mins. or until melted.
2. Stir in the oats and raisins. Press into dish. Cook on
HIGH power for 2-3 mins. or until the centre is
bubbling. Allow to cool slightly then cut into 8 pieces.
Boston Brownies
Dish: 20 cm (8”) dish lined with
greaseproof
1. Place chocolate and butter in a bowl and cook on
HIGH power for 1-2 mins. or until chocolate has
melted.
2. Stir in all other ingredients and beat well.
3. Pour into dish and cook on LOW power for 8-10 mins.
or until just slightly sticky. Allow to cool and then cut.
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Sauces
Sauces
Ingredients
30 ml (2tbsp) custard power
15 ml (1tbsp) sugar
600 ml (1pt) cold milk
Custard
Dish: 1 litre (2pt) jug
1. Mix together the custard powder, sugar and a little
milk to form a smooth paste.
2. Blend in the remaining milk, whisking well.
3. Cook on HIGH power for 4-5 mins. Whisk well
halfway through cooking time and again at the
end.
Ingredients
30 g (1oz) butter
30 g (1oz) flour
600 ml (1pt) milk
White Pouring Sauce
Dish: 1 litre (2pt) jug
1. Melt butter in jug on HIGH power for 20-40 secs.
2. Stir in the flour to make a roux.
3. Add the milk gradually stirring continuously until
well combined.
4. Cook for 3 mins. on HIGH power. Stir and cook
for a further 4 mins. Stir and cook for a further 2
mins. Sauce should be smooth and glossy and
coat the back of a spoon.
Jam
Ingredients
450 g (1 lb) soft fruit, washed
450 g (1 lb) caster sugar
30 ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice
5 ml (1 tsp) butter
Soft Fruit Jam
Makes approx. 11/2 lbs jam
Dish: large bowl
1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir. Cook
on HIGH power for 5 mins. (10-15 mins. if using
frozen fruit), stirring frequently. Continue to cook
in one minute intervals until sugar has dissolved.
2. Wash down any sugar crystals from around the
bowl.
3. Bring mixture to the boil and continue to cook until
setting point is reached – approx. 15-25 mins.
Test regularly for setting point.
N.B. Do not double this mixture as it will boil over.
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Panasonic Warranty (Australia)
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Panasonic
Warranty
(New
Zealand)
Panasonic
Warranty
(New
Zealand)
We warrant that the Panasonic Microwave Oven which you have purchased is free from defects in material and
workmanship under normal home use and service.
Accordingly, we undertake to repair or at our option replace without cost to the purchaser either for material or
labour any part which within 1 YEAR from the date of purchase is found to be defective or in the case of the
Magnetron within 2 YEARS from date of purchase, provided that the product has been used in accordance with
the instruction booklet and has not been subjected to misuse, neglect or accident, or dismantled, repaired or
serviced by any other than a Panasonic NZ Dealer or authorised Panasonic NZ Service Centre.
Any claims for service should be made through the Panasonic NZ Dealer from whom the product was purchased.
Such Panasonic NZ Dealer undertakes to make any necessary adjustments or repairs under the terms of the
Warranty and to t any replacement parts supplied by the manufacturer in each case free of charge during
normal working hours or alternatively to arrange for such service to be provided by an authorised Panasonic NZ
Service Centre.
Note: Before reporting a fault please ensure that you read the item “Before Calling for Service”, in the
information section of your Panasonic Microwave Cookbook.
It is important to retain your receipt of purchase as this will be requested by the Serviceman as proof of purchase
date should service be required.
It is the responsibility of the purchaser to deliver or consign the product freight paid to the retailer from whom it
was purchased or the nearest authorised Panasonic NZ Service Centre enclosing proof of purchase date.
In the event of service being required please write a brief description of the fault and contact your nearest
Panasonic NZ Dealer, or authorised Service Centre.
Panasonic New Zealand Ltd.
Panasonic Service Department
18 Sir Woolf Fisher Drive,
Highbrook, Auckland (09) 272 0178
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Before Requesting
Service
Before Requesting
Service
THESE THINGS ARE NORMAL
The oven causes
interference with my TV.
Some radio and TV interference might occur when you cook with the
microwave oven. This interference is similar to the interference caused by
small appliances such as mixers, vacuums, hair dryers, etc. It does not
indicate a problem with your oven.
The oven lights dim.
When cooking with a power other than HIGH power, the oven must cycle to
obtain the lower power levels. The oven light will dim and clicking noises can
be heard when the oven cycles.
Steam accumulates
on the oven door and warm
air comes from the oven
vents.
During cooking, steam and warm air are given off from the food. Most of the
steam and warm air are removed from the oven by the air which circulates
in the oven cavity. However, some steam will condense on cooler surfaces
such as the oven door. This is normal.
I accidentally ran my
microwave oven without
any food in it.
Running the oven empty for a short time will not damage the oven. However,
we do not recommend this.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
The oven is not plugged in
securely.
Oven will not turn on.
REMEDY
Remove plug from outlet, wait 10
seconds and re-insert.
Circuit breaker or fuse is tripped or Reset circuit breaker or replace
blown.
fuse.
There is a problem with the outlet. Plug another appliance into the
outlet to check if the outlet is
working.
The door is not closed completely. Close the oven door securely.
Start Pad was not pressed after
programming.
Oven will not start cooking.
Press Start Pad.
Another program has already been Press Stop/Reset Pad to cancel
entered into the oven.
the previous program and
program again.
The program has not been entered Program again according to the
correctly.
Operating Instructions.
Stop/Reset Pad has been pressed Program oven again.
accidentally.
When the oven is turning on,
there is noise coming from
Glass Tray.
The roller ring and oven bottom
are dirty.
Clean these parts according
to care of your oven (See next
page).
The word “Child” appears in
the Display Window.
The Child Lock was activated by
pressing Start Pad 3 times.
Deactivate Lock by pressing
Stop/Reset Pad 3 times.
“H00” appears in the display
window.
The display indicates a problem
Contact the specied service
with microwave generation system. centre.
If it seems there is a problem with the oven, contact an authorized Service Centre.
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Care of your Microwave Oven
Care
your
Microwave
Oven
Note:
The ovenof
should
be cleaned
regularly and any food deposits
removed. Failure to maintain the
oven in a clean condition could lead to deterioration of the surface that could adversely affect
the oven
life ofshould
the appliance
possibly
result
in deposits
a hazardous
situation.
Note: The
be cleanedand
regularly
and any
food
removed.
Failure to maintain the oven
in a clean condition could lead to deterioration of the surface that could adversely affect the life of the
appliance and possibly result in a harzardous situation.
AFTER CLEANING:
Be sure to replace the Roller Ring and Glass
Tray in the proper position and press
Stop/Reset Pad to clear the Display Window.
BEFORE CLEANING:
Unplug at socket of the oven. If impossible,
leave oven door open to prevent oven from
accidentally turning on.
Inside of the oven:
Wipe with a damp cloth. Mild
detergent may be used if the
oven gets very dirty. The use of
harsh detergent or abrasives is
not recommended.
Glass Tray:
Remove and wash in warm
soapy water or in a dishwasher.
If grease accumulates, clean
with a nonabrasive nylon
mesh scouring pad and a nonabrasive cleanser.
Outside oven surfaces
and back vents.
Clean with a damp cloth.
To prevent damage to the
operating parts inside the
oven, water should not
be allowed to seep into
ventilation openings.
Control Panel:
• May be covered with
removable protective lm
to prevent scratches during
shipping. Small bubbles may
appear under this lm. When
this happens, remove lm
carefully.
(Hint - apply masking or clear
tape to an exposed corner and
pull gently to remove.)
• If it becomes wet, clean with
a soft, dry cloth. Do not use
harsh detergents or abrasives
on the Control Panel.
Roller Ring and oven cavity oor:
Wipe the bottom surface of the oven with mild
detergent water or window cleaner and dry.
Roller Ring may be washed in mild soapy
water or dishwasher. These areas should be
kept clean to avoid excessive noise.
Oven Door:
Wipe with a soft cloth when steam accumulates
inside or around the outside of the oven door.
This may occur when the microwave oven is
operated under high humidity conditions and in
no way indicates a malfunction of the unit or of
microwave leakage.
Technical Specications
Power Supply:
Power Consumption:
Output*:
Outside Dimensions (W x H x D):
Oven Cavity Dimensions (W x H x D):
Overall Cavity Volume:
Glass Tray Diameter:
Operating Frequency:
Uncrated Weight:
230 - 240 V, 50 Hz
5.5 A 1,270 W
800 W
485 mm (W) x 287 mm (H) x 400 mm (D)
315 mm (W) x 227 mm (H) x 349 mm (D)
25 L
Ø288 mm
2,450 MHz
Approx. 12.7 kg
* IEC Test Procedure
Specications subject to change without notice.
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Technical Specifications
Power Supply:
Power Consumption:
Output*:
Outside Dimensions
(W x H x D):
Oven Cavity Dimensions
(W x H x D):
Overall Cavity Volume:
Glass Tray Diameter:
Operating Frequency:
Net Weight:
230 - 240 V, 50 Hz
5.6 A 1,250 W
800 W
443 mm (W) x 258 mm (H) x 340 mm (D)
306 mm (W) x 215 mm (H) x 308 mm (D)
20 L
Ø255 mm
2,450 MHz
Approx. 11.0 kg
* IEC Test Procedure
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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