MICROWAVE OVEN
O P E R AT I O N M A N U A L
MODELS
SMC1442CS/1443CM
CONTENTS
• For Customer Assistance ..... 2
• Precautions to Avoid Possible
Exposure to Excessive
Microwave Energy .................... 2
• Consumer Limited Warranty........................ 3
• Product Information Card............................ 3
• Important Safety Instructions...................... 4
• Federal Communication Commission Radio
Frequency Interference Statement . ...........
5
• Grounding Instructions ............................... 5
• Installation Guide . ....................................... 6
• Specifications . ............................................. 7
• Features Diagram . ....................................... 8-9
• Operation Procedure ................................... 10
• Controls ........................................................ 11-20
• Care of Your Microwave Oven .................... 21-22
• Questions and Answers .............................. 23
• Cooking Instructions ................................... 24-34
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE OVEN.
※ Keep the waveguide cover clean at all times.
Wipe the oven interior wth a soft damp cloth after each use.
If you leave grease or fat anywhere in the cavity it may overheat, smoke or even catch fire
when next using the oven.
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F O R C U S T O M E R A S S I S TA N C E
IMPORTANT! Register within 10 days of purchase.
Register ONLINE at www.sharpusa.com/productregistration
To aid in reporting this microwave oven in case of loss or theft, please record below the model number and serial
number located on the unit. We also suggest you record all the information listed and retain for future reference.
MODEL NUMBER________________________ SERIAL NUMBER______________
DATE OF PURCHASE_______________________
DEALER ____________________________ TELEPHONE_________________ SERVICER____________________________ TELEPHONE_________________ TO PHONE:
DIAL 1-800-BE-SHARP ( 237-4277 ) for :
SERVICE (for your nearest Sharp Authorized Servicer)
PARTS (for your authorized parts distributor)
ADDITIONAL CUSTOMER INFORMATION
TO WRITE:
Sharp Electronics Corporation
Attn: Customer Assistance Center
Sharp Plaza Blvd
Memphis, Tennessee 38193
TO ACCESS INTERNET: www.sharpusa.com
Please provide the following information when you write or call: model number, serial number, date of purchase,
your complete mailing address (including zip code), your daytime telephone number (including area code) and
description of the problem.
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE
EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY
(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open-door operation can result
in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the
safety interlocks.
(b) Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner
residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
(c) Do not operate the oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the oven door
close 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.
(d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service
personnel.
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CONSUMER LIMITED WARRANTY
SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants to the first consumer purchaser that this Sharp brand
product (the “Product”), when shipped in its original container, will be free from defective workmanship and
materials, and agrees that it will, at its option, either repair the defect or replace the defective Product or
part thereof with a new or remanufactured equivalent at no charge to the purchaser for parts or labor for the
period(s) set forth below.
This warranty does not apply to any appearance items of the Product nor to the additional excluded item(s)
set forth below nor to any Product the exterior of which has been damaged or defaced, which has been
subjected to improper voltage or other misuse, abnormal service or handling, or which has been altered or
modified in design or construction.
In order to enforce the rights under this limited warranty, the purchaser should follow the steps set forth below
and provide proof of purchase to the servicer.
The limited warranty described herein is in addition to whatever implied warranties may be granted to purchasers by law. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR USE ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD(S) FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE SET
FORTH BELOW. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitation may not apply to you.
Neither the sales personnel of the seller nor any other person is authorized to make any warranties other
than those described herein, or to extend the duration of any warranties beyond the time period described
herein on behalf of Sharp.
The warranties described herein shall be the sole and exclusive warranties granted by Sharp and shall be
the sole and exclusive remedy available to the purchaser. Correction of defects, in the manner and for the
period of time described herein, shall constitute complete fulfillment of all liabilities and responsibilities of
Sharp to the purchaser with respect to the Product, and shall constitute full satisfaction of all claims, whether
based on contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. In no event shall Sharp be liable, or in any way
responsible, for any damages or defects in the Product which were caused by repairs or attempted repairs
performed by anyone other than an authorized servicer. Nor shall Sharp be liable or in any way responsible
for any incidental or consequential economic or property damage. Some states do not allow the exclusion
of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS VALID ONLY IN THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA AND PUERTO RICO.
Your Product Model Number &
Description:
Warranty Period for this Product:
SMC1442CS/1443CM Home Use Carousel Microwave Oven. (Be
sure to have this information available when you need service for
your Product.)
One (1) year parts and labor. The warranty period continues for an
additional four (4) years, for a total of five (5) years, with respect to the
magnetron tube in the Product for parts only; labor and service are not
provided free of charge for this additional period.
Additional Item(s) Excluded from
Non-functional accessories, turntable and light bulb.
Warranty Coverage (if any):
Where to Obtain Service:
What to do to Obtain Service:
From a Sharp Authorized Servicer located in the United States.
To find the location of the nearest Sharp Authorized Servicer, call Sharp
toll free at 1-800-BE-SHARP (1-800-237-4277).
Ship prepaid or carry in your Product to a Sharp Authorized Servicer.
Be sure to have Proof of Purchase available. If you ship the Product,
be sure it is insured and packaged securely.
TO OBTAIN SUPPLY, ACCESSORY OR PRODUCT INFORMATION, CALL 1-800-BE-SHARP OR VISIT www.sharpusa.com.
SAVE THE PROOF OF PURCHASE AS IT IS NEEDED SHOULD YOUR OVEN EVER REQUIRE WARRANTY SERVICE.
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I M P O RTA N T S A F E T Y I N S T R U C T I O N S
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
WARNING-To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons or exposure to excessive microwave energy:
11. Read all instructions before using the appliance.
b)Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags
before placing bag in oven.
c)If materials inside the oven ignite, keep oven door
closed, turn oven off, and disconnect the power
cord, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker
panel.
d)Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not
leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in
the cavity when not in use.
12. Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO
AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY” found on page 2.
13. This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to
properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS” found on page 5.
14. Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with
the provided installation instructions.
17. Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be
overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing
to be boiling due to surface tension of the liquid. Visible
bubbling or boiling when the container is removed
from the microwave oven is not always present. THIS
C O U L D R E S U LT I N V E RY H OT L I Q U I D S
SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN A SPOON OR
OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
15. Some products such as whole eggs and sealed
containers - for example, closed glass jars are able to
explode and should not be heated in this oven.
16. Use this appliance only for its intended use as
described in this manual. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in this appliance. This type of
oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry food.
It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
a)Do not overheat the liquid.
b)Stir the liquid both before and halfway through
heating it.
c)Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow
necks.
d)After heating, allow the container to stand in the
microwave oven for a short time before removing
the container.
e)Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other
utensil into the container.
18. Do not use this microwave oven to heat corrosive
chemicals (for example, sulfides and chlorides).
Vapors from such corrosive chemicals may interact
with the contact and springs of the safety interlock
switches thereby rendering them inoperable.
17. As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary
when used by children.
18. Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged
cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has
been damaged or dropped.
19. This appliance should be serviced only by qualified
service personnel.
Contact nearest authorized service facility for
examination, repair or adjustment.
10. Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
11. Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use this
product near water — for example, near a kitchen
sink, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, or
similar locations.
19. Keep the waveguide cover clean at all times.
Wipe the oven interior with a soft damp cloth after
each use. If you leave grease or fat anywhere in the
cavity it may overheat, smoke or even catch fire when
next using the oven.
12. Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
13. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
14. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
15. Either.
a)When cleaning surfaces of door and oven that
comes together on closing the door, use only mild,
non-abrasive soaps or detergents applied with a
sponge or soft cloth., or
b)See door surface cleaning instructions on page 21.
20. Never heat oil or fat for deep frying as you cannot
control the temperature and doing so may lead to
overheating and fire.
21. Do not operate the oven without the glass tray in
place. Be sure it is properly sitting on the rotating base.
22. Under-cabinet and wall-mounted appliances:
1)Do not mount over a sink.
2)Do not store anything directly on top of the
appliance surface when the appliance is in
operation.
16. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
a)Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance
when paper, plastic, or other combustible materials
are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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F E D E R A L C O M M U N I C AT I O N S C O M M I S S I O N
R A D I O F R E Q U E N C Y I N T E R F E R E N C E S TAT E M E N T
WARNING:
This equipment generates and uses ISM frequency energy and if not installed and used properly, that is in
strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, may cause interference to radio and television
reception.
It has been type-tested and found to comply with limits for an ISM Equipment pursuant to part 18 of FCC
Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a residential
installation.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the followings.
• Reorient the receiving antenna of radio or television.
• Relocate the Microwave oven with respect to the receiver.
• Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.
• Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so that microwave oven and receiver are on different
branch circuits.
THE MANUFACTURER is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by
UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATION to this microwave oven. It is the responsibility of the user to correct
such interference.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit, the grounding plug reduces the risk of
electric shock by providing an escape wire for electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord having a
grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and
grounded.
WARNING:
Improper use of the grounding can result in a risk of electric shock.
Consult a qualified electrician or serviceman if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if
doubt exists as to whether the appliance is properly grounded, and if it is necessary to use an extension cord,
use only a 3-wire extension cord that has a 3-blade grounding plug, and a 3-slot receptacle that will accept
the plug on the appliance. The marked rating of the extension cord shall be equal to or greater than the
electrical rating of the appliance.
WARNING:
Do not cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord under any circumstances.
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I N S TA L L AT I O N G U I D E
1. Examine the oven after unpacking.
Check for damage such as a misaligned door, broken door or dent in the cavity.
If any damage is visible, DO NOT INSTALL, and notify your dealer immediately.
2.Level, flat location.
Install the microwave oven on a level, flat surface.
3.Ventilation.
Do not block air vents. If they are blocked during operation, the oven may overheat and eventually cause a
failure.
For proper ventilation, allow 4 inches of space between oven top, sides, rear and adjacent surfaces.
4.Away from radio and TV sets.
Poor television reception and radio interference may result if the oven is located close to a TV, radio, antenna,
feeder, etc.
Place the oven as far from them as possible.
5.Away from heating appliances and water taps.
Keep the oven away from heat, steam or splashing liquids. These things can adversely affect oven wiring and
contacts.
6.Power supply.
• Check your local power source.
This microwave oven requires a current of approximately 13 amperes, 120Volts, 60Hz and a grounded outlet.
1. A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risks of the user becoming entangled in or tripping over
a longer cord.
2. Longer cord sets or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
3. If a long cord or extension cord is used:
• The marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical
rating of the oven.
• The extension cord must be a grounding type 3-wire cord.
• The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape the table top or counter where it can be pulled
on by children or tripped over unintentionally.
7. The minimum height of free space necessary above the top surface of the oven is about 4 inches.
When use grounding adaptor, make sure
the receptacle box is fully grounded.
When use 3-pronged plug
3-prong Receptacle
Grounding
Lead
Receptacle
Box cover
Receptacle Box Cover
3-prong plug
Grounding
Adaptor
Receptacle
“THE CANADIAN ELECTRICAL CODE DOES NOT ALLOW THE USE OF THE GROUNDING ADAPTOR”
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S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
120V AC, 60Hz SINGLE PHASE WITH
GROUNDING
POWER SUPPLY
MICROWAVE
INPUT POWER
1500 W
ENERGY OUTPUT
1000 W
FREQUENCY
2,450MHz
OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)
21.3 x 12.4 x 16.1 in.
CAVITY DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)
15.4 x 10.0 x 15.4 in.
CAVITY VOLUME
1.4 cu.ft
NET WEIGHT
APPROX. 32.8 lbs
TIMER
59 min. 99 sec.
POWER SELECTIONS
10 Levels
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
16.1
12.4
21.3
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F E AT U R E S D I A G R A M
1 2
3
4 5
6
w
0
8
7
q
9
1Door latch - When the door is closed, it will
automatically shut off. If the door is opened
while the oven is operating, the magnetron
will automatically shut off.
8Waveguide cover - Protects the microwave
outlet from splashes of cooking foods.
9Roller guide - This must always be used for
cooking together with the glass cooking tray.
2Door seal - The door seal surfaces prevent
microwaves escaping from the oven cavity.
0Coupler - This fits over the shaft in the
center of the oven cavity floor.
This is to remain in the oven for all cooking.
3Oven cavity
4Oven lamp - Automatically turns on during
oven operating.
qGlass cooking tray - Made of special heat
resistant glass. The tray must always be in
proper position before operating. Do not
cook food directly on the tray.
5Safety interlock system
6Control panel
wViewing screen - Allows viewing of food.
The screen is designed so that light can
pass through, but not the microwave.
7Door open button - To open the door push
the door open button.
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FEATURES DIAGRAM
1
2
3
4
6
5
7
8
0
9
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q
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t
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1DISPLAY - Cooking time, power level,
indicators and current time are displayed.
9+30 SEC - Used to extend heating time by
30 second increments or for an "instant on"
for 30 seconds.
2S ENSOR COOK - Used to cook many of
favorite food.
0SOFTEN - Used to soften food.
3O NE TOUCH COOK - Used to cook or
reheat specific quantites of food.
qTIME SET PAD - Used to set the cooking
time and the current time.
4SENSOR REHEAT - Used to reheat food.
wEXPRESS COOK - Used to set 1-6 minutes
preset cooking time at 100% power level.
5TIME COOK - Microwave for a selected
amount of time.
eKITCHEN TIMER - Used as a minute timer
6POWER LEVEL - Used to set power level.
rCLOCK - Used to set clock.
7TIME DEFROST - Used to defrost foods for
time.
tSTOP / CLEAR - Used to stop the oven
operation or to delete the cooking data.
8AUTO DEFROST PAD - Press to select
DEFROST feature by weight.
ySTART - Used to start the oven.
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O P E R AT I O N P R O C E D U R E
This section includes useful information about oven operation.
1
Plug power supply cord into a standard 3-pronged
14 Amp, 120V AC 60Hz power outlet.
ime clock returns to the present time when the
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time ends.
2
After placing the food in a suitable container, open
the oven door and put it on the glass tray.
The glass tray and roller guide must always be in
place during cooking.
the STOP/CLEAR pad is pressed during the
10 When
oven operation, the oven stops cooking and all
3
4
Close the door. Make sure that it is firmly closed.
5
The oven door can be opened at any time during
operation by pushing the door open button of
control panel. The oven will automatically shut off.
seal for obstructions and make sure the door is
closed securely. The oven will not start cooking until
the door is completely closed or the program has
been reset.
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Each time a pad is pressed, a BEEP will sound to
acknowledge the press.
Make sure the oven is properly installed and
plugged into the electrical outlet.
7
The oven automatically cooks on full power
unless set to a lower power level.
8
The display will show “ : 0” when the oven is
plugged in.
The oven light is on when the microwave oven is
operating.
information retained. To erase all information(except
the present time), press the STOP/CLEAR pad once
more. If the oven door is opened during the oven
operation, all information is retained.
the START pad is pressed and the oven does not
11 Ifoperate,
check the area between the door and door
WATTAGE OUTPUT CHART
• The power-level is set by pressing the Power Level pad and number pad. If you wish to use a different power
level, press the POWER LEVEL pad before pressing START pad. Enter the power level desired by pressing the
appropriate number pad. The chart shows the display, the power level and the percentage of power. (See TIME
COOK Cooking Guide)
PRESS POWER PAD AND NUMBER
P O W E R L E V E L ( D I S P L AY ) A P P R O X I M AT E P E R C E N TA G E O F P O W E R
POWER LEVEL + 1 + 0
PL10
100%
POWER LEVEL + 9
PL-9
90%
POWER LEVEL + 8
PL-8
80%
POWER LEVEL + 7
PL-7
70%
POWER LEVEL + 6
PL-6
60%
POWER LEVEL + 5
PL-5
50%
POWER LEVEL + 4
PL-4
40%
POWER LEVEL + 3
PL-3
30%
POWER LEVEL + 2
PL-2
20%
POWER LEVEL + 1
PL-1
10%
POWER LEVEL + 0
PL-0
0%
NOTE : If “PL-0” is selected, the oven will work with the fan but no power. You can use this level to remove odors.
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CONTROLS
SETTING THE CLOCK
When the oven is first plugged in, the display will show “:0” and a tone will sound. If the AC power ever goes off,
the display show “ : 0” when the power comes back on.
1. Press the CLOCK pad.
This is a 12 hour clock system.
2. Press the CLOCK pad once more.
This is a 24 hour clock system.
NOTE : This oven has multiple clock systems.
If you want 12 hour clock system,
omit this step.
3. Enter the correct time of day by
pressing the TIME SET pads in
sequence.
The display stops blinking, and the colon starts
blinking. If you selected 12 hour clock system,
this digital clock allows you to set from 1:00 to
12:59. If you selected 24 hour clock system, this
digital clock allows you to set from 0:00 to 23:59.
4. Press the CLOCK pad.
NOTE: If you attempt to enter an incorrect time, the time will not be set and a error signal tone will sound. Press
the CLOCK pad and re-enter the time.
KITCHEN TIMER MODE
Timer operates as a minute timer.
Timer operates without microwave energy.
HOW TO USE AS A MINUTE TIMER
1. Press KITCHEN TIMER pad.
The TIMER indicator lights and “ : 0” is displayed.
2. Press the amount of time you want
to count down.
The display will show what you pressed.
3. Press START pad.
The TIMER indicator starts blinking and the display counts down the time remaining in KITCHEN TIMER mode. When
KITCHEN TIMER mode ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
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CONTROLS
KITCHEN TIMER MODE
(CONTINUED)
HOW TO USE TO DELAY THE START OF COOKING
1. Press KITCHEN TIMER pad.
The TIMER indicator lights and “ : 0” is displayed.
2. Press the amount of time you want
to delay.
The display will show what you pressed.
3. Program the desired cooking time
and power level for food to be
cooked.
The M/W indicator lights and the selected
cooking time and power level are displayed.
4. Press START pad.
When you press START pad, the TIMER indicator starts blinking and the display counts down the time remaining in
KITCHEN TIMER mode. When KITCHEN TIMER mode ends, the oven will beep. The TIMER indicator goes off and M/
W indicator starts blinking. The display counts down the time remaining in M/W mode. When M/W cook ends, you will
hear 3 beeps.
HOW TO USE TO SET A HOLDING TIME
1. Program the desired cooking time.
The M/W indicator lights and the selected time is
displayed.
2. Press KITCHEN TIMER pad.
The TIMER indicator lights and “ : 0” is displayed.
3. Press the amount of time you want
the oven to hold.
The display will show what you pressed.
4. Press START pad.
The M/W indicator starts blinking and the display counts down the time remaining in M/W mode. When the M/W cook
ends, the oven will beep. The M/W indicator goes off and TIMER indicator starts blinking. The display counts down the
time remaining in KITCHEN TIMER mode. When the KITCHEN TIMER mode ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
NOTE : Your oven can be programmed for 59 minutes 99 seconds. (59:99)
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CONTROLS
AUTO DEFROSTING
AUTO DEFROST lets you easily defrost food by eliminating guesswork in determining defrosting time.
Follow the steps below for easy defrosting.
1. Press MEAT pad.
The lb indicator light and “ 1.0 ” is displayed.
2. Select the desired defrosting
weight. (Refer to the Auto defrost
chart below.)
The display will show what you pressed.
3. Press START pad.
MEAT DEFROSTING begins.
1. Press POULTRY pad.
The lb indicator light and “ 1.5 ” is displayed.
2. Select the desired defrosting
weight. (Refer to the Auto defrost
chart below.)
The display will show what you pressed.
3. Press START pad.
POULTRY DEFROSTING begins.
1. Press SEAFOOD pad.
The lb indicator light and “ 0.5 ” is displayed.
2. Select the desired defrosting
weight.(Refer to the Auto defrost
chart below.)
The display will show what you pressed.
3. Press START pad.
SEAFOOD DEFROSTING begins.
AUTO DEFROST CHART
PRESS PAD
M E AT
P O U LT R Y
SEAFOOD
once
1.0 LB
1.5 LB
0.5 LB
twice
1.5 LB
2.0 LB
1.0 LB
3 times
2.0 LB
2.5 LB
1.5 LB
4 times
2.5 LB
3.0 LB
2.0 LB
The defrosting time is automatically determined by the weight selected.
When you press START pad, the lb indicator goes off and the DEF indicator blinks and the defrosting time counts
down in the display window. The oven beeps during the defrosting cycle to signal that the food needs to be turned or
rearranged. When the defrosting time ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
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CONTROLS
TIME DEFROSTING
When TIME DEFROST is selected, the automatic cycle divides the defrosting time into periods of alternating defrost
and stand times by cycling on and off.
1. Press TIME DEFROST pad.
The DEF indicator lights and “ : 0” is displayed.
2. Press number pads for the desired
defrosting time.
The display will show what you pressed.
NOTE: Your oven can be programmed for
59 minutes 99 seconds. (59:99)
3. Press START pad.
When you press START pad, the DEF indicator starts blinking to show the oven is in the TIME DEFROST mode. The
display counts down the time to show you how much defrosting time is left in the TIME DEFROST mode. The oven
beeps during the defrosting cycle to signal that the food needs to be turned or rearranged. When the defrosting time
ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
SOFTEN
The soften feature can be used to soften butter, chocolate, ice cream and cream cheese.
See the chart for specific settings to use.
1.Press SOF TEN pad once for
butter, twice for chocolate, three
times for ice cream, four times for
cream cheese.
The display will show what you pressed.
2.Press START pad.
SOFTEN ITEM CHART
PRESS PAD
D I S P L AY
SOFTEN ITEM
WEIGHT
once
S--1
Butter
1/2 cup
twice
S--2
Chocolate
8 oz.
Three Times
S--3
Ice Cream
1/2 gallon
Four Times
S--4
Cream Cheese
8 oz.
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CONTROLS
TIME COOK
1. Press TIME COOK pad.
The M/W indicator lights.
2. Press number pads for the cooking
time.
The display will show what you pressed.
3. Press POWER LEVEL pad.
The display will show PL10 for 100% power.
4. Press number pads for power level
(0~10).
The display will show PL-0 ~ PL10.
5. Press START pad.
If you skip 3 and 4 step, 100% power is automatic.
NOTE : Your oven can be programmed for
59 minutes 99 seconds. (59:99)
When you press START pad, the M/W indicator starts blinking to show the oven is cooking.
The display counts down the time to show how much cooking time is left. When the cooking time ends, you will
hear 3 beeps.
NOTE : Using lower power levels increases the cooking time which is recommended for foods such as cheese,
milk and slow cooking of meats.
COOKING IN TWO STAGES
All recipes require the frozen foods to be defrosted fully before cooking.
This oven can be programmed to automatically defrost foods before cooking.
1. Press DEFROST pad.
The Defrost indicator lights and “ : 0” is displayed.
2. Press number pads for the defrosting
time you want.
The display will show what you pressed.
3. Press TIME COOK pad.
The M/W indicator lights.
4. Press number pads for the cooking
time.
The display will show what you pressed.
5. Press POWER LEVEL pad.
The display will show PL10 for 100% power.
6. Press number pads for power level
(0~10)
The display will show PL-0 ~ PL10
7. Press START pad.
If you skip 3 and 4 step, 100% power is automatic.
NOTE : Your oven can be programmed for
59 minutes 99 seconds. (59:99)
When you press START pad, the DEF and M/W indicators come on to confirm the power levels selected. The DEF
indicator starts blinking to show you that the oven is in TIME DEFROST mode.
The display counts down the time remaining in TIME DEFROST mode. When the oven beeps, turn over, break
apart and/or redistribute the food. At the end of TIME DEFROST mode, the oven will beep and start M/W cook.
The DEF indicator goes off and the M/W indicator starts blinking. The display counts down the time remaining in
M/W mode. When M/W cook ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
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CONTROLS
+30 SEC
+30 sec allows you to reheat for 30 seconds at 100% (full power) by simply pressing the +30 sec pad.
By repeatedly pressing the +30 sec pad, you can also extend reheating time to 59 minutes 59 seconds by 30
second increments.
1. Press the +30 sec pad.
When you press the +30 sec pad, “:30” is
displayed, and the oven starts reheating
NOTE : +30 SEC cannot be used with
SENSOR COOK, TIME DEFROST
or AUTO DEFROST.
EXPRESS COOK
Express Cook is a quick way to set cooking time from 1-6 minutes at 100% (full power).
1. Press one of the Express Cook
pads (from 1-6) for 1-6 minutes of
cooking at 100% (full power).
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The display will show what you pressed.
After 1.5 seconds, the display is changed into
cooking time and the oven starts cooking.
CONTROLS
ONE TOUCH COOK
One touch cooking allows you to cook or reheat many of your favorite foods by pressing just one pad.
To increase quantity, press the chosen pad until the number in the display is same as desired quantity to cook.
(except for POPCORN)
1. Press BEVERAGE pad once for 1
cup, twice for 2 cups or three
times for 3 cups.
When you press BEVERAGE pad once, “ 1 ” is
displayed.
2. Press START pad.
* BEVERAGE * : 7 oz/cup(mug)
• 1 cup (7 oz total volume) : Press BEVERAGE once.
• 2 cups(14 oz total volume) : Press BEVERAGE twice.
• 3 cups(20 oz total volume) : Press BEVERAGE three times.
1. Press the POPCORN pad 1 time for an individual bag of Orville Redenbacher’s®
Microwave Popcorn, Classic size bag (3.3 oz)
2.Press the POPCORN pad 2 times for an individual bag of Orville Redenbacher’s®
Microwave Popcorn, Single Serve size bag (1.16 oz)
NOTE : Press STOP button when popping slows to 1-2 seconds between pops. Overcooking will cause scorching
and burning. Open bag carefully. Bag and contents are very hot. Children should not prepare without
adult supervision.
For other brands of popcorn bags or if you are using different weights or sizes of Orville Redenbacher’s®
popcorn bags, please follow the instructions on the popcorn bag and use the Time Cook button for
manual time setting as instructed on the popcorn bag.
NOTE : 1. Use prepackaged room-temperature microwave popcorn.
2. Place bag in oven according to manufacturer’s directions.
3. Pop only one bag at a time.
4. After popping, open bag carefully: popcorn and steam are extremely hot.
5. Do not reheat unpopped kernels or reuse bag.
6. Do not leave oven unattended while popping popcorn.
CAUTION : If prepackaged popcorn is of a different weight than the recommended weight, do not use the
popcorn pad. Follow the manufacturer instruction.
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CONTROLS
SENSOR OPERATIONS
The Sensor Cook categories are designed to detect the increasing humidity released by the food during the
cooking process. The microwave oven sensor will automatically adjust the cooking time to the type and amount of
food.
Using Sensor Settings
1.After the oven is plugged in, wait 2 minutes before
using Sensor Cook.
When the sensor detects the vapor emitted from the
food, the remainder of cooking time will appear.
The door may be opened when remaining cooking
time appears on the display. At this time, you may stir
or season food, as desired.
2.Be sure the exterior of the cooking container and the
interior of the oven are dry. Wipe off any moisture
with a dry cloth or paper towel.
6. Always use microwave-safe containers and cover
them with loose fitting lids or vented plastic wrap.
Never use tight sealing plastic containers. They will
prevent steam from escaping and this will mislead
the sensor, usually causing the food to overcook.
3.The oven works with foods at normal storage
temperature.
4.More or less food than the quantity listed in the chart
should be cooked following the guidelines in any
microwave cookbook.
7. Check food for temperature or doneness after
cooking. If food is not completely cooked, enter
additional cooking time manually. Do not use one
of the Sensor Cook categories twice in succession
on the same food portion. This may result in severely
overcooked or burnt food.
5.Do not open the oven door or press STOP/CLEAR
pad until cooking time appears on the display
window. The measurement of vapor will be
interrupted. If this occurs, an error message "Er01"
will appear. To continue cooking, press the STOP/
CLEAR pad and cook manually.
Covering Foods
Some foods work best when covered. Use the cover
recommended in the Sensor Cook Chart for these
foods.
3.Wax paper : Cover dish completely; fold excess wrap
under dish to secure. If dish is wider than paper,
overlap two pieces at least one inch to cover.
1. Casserole lid.
Be careful when removing any covering to allow steam
to escape away from you.
2.Plastic wrap : Use plastic wrap recommended for
microwave cooking. Cover dish loosely; allow
approximately 1/2 inch to remain uncovered to allow
steam to escape. Plastic wrap should not touch
food.
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CONTROLS
SENSOR COOK
Sensor is semi-conductor device that detects the vapor emitted from the food as it heats. The sensor adjusts the
cooking time and power level for various food and quantities and you don't need to enter the weight or quantity
of the food.
1. Press POTATO pad.
2. Press START pad.
When you press POTATO pad, "SCPO" is
displayed.
When the sensor detects the vapor emitted from
the food, the remainder of cooking time will
appear.
1. Press FROZEN ENTREE pad.
When you press FROZEN ENTREE pad,
"SCFE" is displayed.
When the sensor detects the vapor emitted from
the food, the remainder of cooking time will
appear.
2. Press START pad.
1. Press FROZEN VEGETABLES pad.
2. Press START pad.
When you press FROZEN VEGETABLES pad,
"SCFU" is displayed.
When the sensor detects the vapor emitted from
the food, the remainder of cooking time will
appear.
1. Press SENSOR REHEAT pad.
2. Press START pad.
When you press SENSOR REHEAT pad, "Sr" is
displayed.
When the sensor detects the vapor emitted from
the food, the remainder of cooking time will
appear.
SENSOR COOK CHART
PRESS PAD
D I S P L AY
WEIGHT
COMMENTS
Potato
SCPO
8 - 32 oz
Before cooking, pierce potato skin with fork 5-6 times. Place
potatoes on the turntable.
Frozen Entree
SCFE
8 - 32 oz
Follow the directions that is specific for the microwave oven
that is printed on the pakaging.
Frozen Vegetables
SCFU
6 - 16 oz
2-4 tbsp water per serving. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Sensor Reheat
Sr
4 - 36 oz
For casseroles, add 2-3tbsp water, cover with lid or vented
plastic wrap.
• The food type to avoid, Beverage
Frozen pizza or Frozen food, Raw food, Biscuits, cake
NOTE
Do not use the Sensor Cook twice in succession on the same food portion.
This may result in severely over-cooked or burnt food.
If additional time is needed, use one of the +30sec pads or cook time pads.
• Use proper container and cover for best sensor cooking result.
• Always use microwave- safe container and cover them with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Never use tight sealing plastic containers - They can be prevent steam from escaping and cause food to
overcook.
• Be sure the outside of the cooking containers and the inside of the microwave oven are dry before placing food
in the oven.
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CONTROLS
CHILD SAFETY LOCK
Child safety lock feature may lock the control panel to prevent the oven from being accidentally started or used by children. To lock, press and hold Stop/Clear pad for 3 seconds. A beep sounds and the Lock indicator lights, and "Loc" will be displayed for 3 seconds. To unlock, press and hold Stop/Clear pad for 3 seconds. A beep sounds and the Lock indicator will be turned off.
NOTE: 1. When the control panel is locked, the Lock indicator’s light is always on.
2. While the Child Lock is active, only the Stop/Clear pad works to unlock it.
3. Microwave oven cannot be used while Child Lock is activated.
TO STOP THE OVEN WHILE THE OVEN IS OPERATING
1. Press the STOP/CLEAR pad.
• You can restart the oven by pressing the START pad.
• Press the STOP/CLEAR pad once more to erase all instructions.
• You must enter in new instructions.
2. Open the door.
• You can restart the oven by closing the door and pressing the START pad.
NOTE: Oven stops operating when door is opened.
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CARE OF YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
The oven 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 life of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
1
2
Turn the oven off before cleaning.
6
Keep the inside of the oven clean. When food
spatters or spilled liquids adhere to oven walls, 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.
It is occasionally necessary to remove the glass tray
for cleaning. Wash the tray in warm sudsy water or in
a dishwasher.
7
The roller guide and oven cavity floor should be
cleaned regularly to avoid excessive noise.
Simply wipe the bottom surface of the oven with mild
detergent water or window cleaner and dry. The roller
guide may be washed in mild sudsy water.
3
The outside oven surface should be cleaned with
soap and water, rinsed and dried with a soft cloth. To
prevent damage to the operating parts inside the
oven, water should not be allowed to seep into the
ventilation openings.
4
If the Control Panel becomes wet, clean with a soft,
dry cloth. Do not use harsh detergents or abrasives
on Control Panel.
5
If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of
the oven door, wipe with a soft cloth. This may occur
when the microwave oven is operated under high
humidity conditions and in no way indicates
malfunction of the unit.
ROLLER GUIDE
1
The ROLLER GUIDE and oven floor should be
cleaned frequently to prevent excessive noise.
2
The ROLLER GUIDE MUST ALWAYS be used for
cooking together with the Glass Tray.
GLASS TRAY
1
DO NOT operate the oven without the Glass Tray
in place.
2
3
DO NOT use any other Glass Tray with this oven.
4
DO NOT cook directly on the Glass Tray.
(Except for popcorn)
If Glass Tray is hot, ALLOW TO COOL before
cleaning or placing it in water.
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Glass Tray
Roller Guide
CARE OF YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
BEFORE YOU CALL FOR SERVICE
Refer to following checklist, you may prevent an unnecessary service call.
*
The oven doesn’t work :
1. C
heck that the power cord is securely plugged in.
2. Check that the door is firmly closed.
3. Check that the cooking time is set.
4. Check for a blown circuit fuse or tripped main circuit
breaker in your house.
* Sparking in the cavity;
1. Check utensils. Metal containers or dishes with metal
trim should not be used.
2. Check that metal skewers or foil does not touch the
interior walls.
3. Check if there is dirt or grease on waveguide cover.
CARE AND CLEANING
Although your oven is provided with safety features, it is important to observe the following:
1. It is important not to defeat or tamper with safety
interlocks.
4.The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by
anyone except a properly competent ser vice
technician.
2.Do not place any object between the oven front face
and the door or allow residue to accumulate on
sealing surfaces. Wipe the sealing area frequently
with a mild detergent, rinse and dry. Never use
abrasive powders or pads.
5.The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food
deposits removed;
6.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.
3.When opened, the door must not be subjected to
strain, for example, a child hanging on an opened
door or any load could cause the oven to fall forward
to cause injury and also damage to the door. Do not
operate the oven if it is damaged, until it has been
repaired by a competent service technician. It is
particularly important that the oven closes properly
and that there is no damage to the:
i) Door(bent)
ii) Hinges and Hooks(broken or loosened)
iii) Door seals and sealing surfaces.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
* Q :I accidentally ran my microwave oven without
any food in it. Is it damaged?
* A : Running the oven empty for a short time will not
d a m a g e t h e o ve n . H o w eve r, i t i s n o t
recommended.
* Q :What does “standing time” mean?
* A :“Standing time” means that food should be
removed from the oven and covered for additional
time to allow it to finish cooking. This frees the
oven for other cooking.
* Q :Can the oven be used with the glass tray or
roller guide removed?
* A : No. Both the glass tray and roller guide must
always be used in the oven before cooking.
* Q :Why does my oven not always cook as fast as
the microwave cooking guide says?
* A : Check your cooking guide again, to make sure
you’ve followed directions exactly ; and to see
what might cause variations in cooking time.
Cooking guide times and heat settings are
suggestions, to help prevent over-cooking... the
most common problem in getting used to a
microwave oven.
Variations in the size, shape and weights and
dimensions could require longer cooking time.
Use your own judgement along with the cooking
guide suggestions to check whether the food has
been properly cooked just as you would do with a
conventional cooker.
* Q :Can I o p en t he d o o r wh e n th e o v e n is
operating?
* A :T he door can be opened anytime during the
cooking operation. Then microwave energy will be
instantly switched off and the time setting will
maintain until the door is closed.
* Q :What does "Er01" message mean?
* A : "Er01" means SENSOR ERROR and will appear
if you open the oven door or press STOP/CLEAR
pad while cooking times is displayed. To continue
cooking, press the STOP/CLEAR pad and cook
manually.
* Q :Does microwave energy pass through the
viewing screen in the door?
* A : No. The metal screen bounces back the energy to
the oven cavity. The holes are made to allow light
to pass through. They do not let microwave
energy pass through.
* Q :Why do I have moisture in my microwave
oven after cooking?
* A : The moisture on the side of your microwave oven
is normal. It is caused by steam from cooking food
hitting the cool oven surface.
* Q : C an I operate my microwave oven without the turntable or turn the turntable over to hold
a large dish?
* A : No. If you remove or turn over the turntable, you
will get poor cooking results. Dishes used in your
oven must fit on the turntable.
* Q :Will the microwave oven be damaged if it
operates while empty?
* A : Yes. Never run it empty.
* Q :Why do eggs sometimes pop?
* A : When baking or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop
due to steam build-up inside the yolk membrane.
To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk with a
toothpick before cooking. Never cook eggs without
piercing their shells.
* Q : Is it normal for the turntable to turn in either
direction?
* A : Ye s . T h e t u r n t a bl e ro t a te s c l o ck w i s e o r
counterclockwise, depending on the rotation of
the motor when the cooking cycle begins.
* Q :Why is this standing time recommended after
the cooking operation has been completed?
* A : Standing time is very important.
With microwave cooking, the heat is in the food,
not in the oven. Many foods build up enough
internal heat to allow the cooking process to
continue, even after the food is removed from the
oven. Standing time for joints of meat, large
vegetables and cakes is to allow the inside to
cook completely, without overcooking the outside.
* Q : Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven?
How do I get the best results?
* A : Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn following
manufacture’s guidelines. Do not use regular
paper bags. Use the “listening test” by stopping
the oven as soon as the popping slows to a “pop”
every 1 or 2 seconds. Do not repop unpopped
kernels. Do not pop popcorn in glass cookware.
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COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
UTENSIL GUIDE
Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens.
To cook food in the microwave oven, the microwaves must be able to penetrate the food, without being reflected
or absorbed by the dish used. Care must therefore be taken choosing the utensil. If the utensil is marked
microwave-safe, you do not need to worry. The following table lists various utensil and indicates whether and
how they should be used in a microwave oven.
UTENSIL
SAFE
COMMENTS
Aluminium foil

Can be used in small quantities to protect areas against
overcooking. Arcing can occur if the foil is too close to
the oven wall or if too much foil is used.
Crisp plate

Do not preheat for more than 8minutes.
China and earthenware

Porcelain, pottery, glazed earthenware and bone china
are usually suitable, unless deco-rated with a metal trim.
Disposable polyester
cardboard dishes

Some frozen foods are packaged in these dishes.
Fast-food packaging
• Polystyrene cups containers

• Paper bags or newspaper
• Recycled paper or metal trims


Can be used to warm food. Overheating may cause
the polystyrene to melt.
May catch fire.
May cause arcing.
Glassware
• Oven-to-table ware
• Fine glassware


• Glass jars

Metal
• Dishes
• Freezer bag twist ties


May cause arcing or fire.

For short cooking times and warming. Also to absorb
excess moisture.
May cause arcing.
Paper
• Plates, cups, napkins and Kitchen paper
• Recycled paper

Plastic
• Containers

• Cling film

• Freezer bags

Wax or grease-proof paper

Can be used, unless decorated with a metal trim.
Can be used to warm foods or liquids.
Delicate glass may break or crack if heated suddenly.
Must remove the lid. Suitable for warming only.
Particularly if heat-resistant thermoplastic. Some other
plastics may warp or discolour at high temperatures.
Do not use Melamine plastic.
Can be used to retain moisture. Should not touch the
food.
Take care when removing the film as hot steam will
escape.
Only if boilable or oven-proof. Should not be airtight.
Prick with a fork, if necessary.
Can be used to retain moisture and prevent spattering.
 : Recommended use
 : Limited Use
 : Not Recommended
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USE YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN SAFELY
General Use
Do not attempt to defeat or tamper with safety
interlocks.
Do not place any object between the oven front frame
and the door or allow residue to build up on sealing
surfaces. Wipe with a mild detergent, rinse and dry.
Never use abrasive powders or pads.
Do not subject the oven door to strain or weight such
as a child hanging on an open door.
This could cause the oven to fall forward resulting in
injury to you and damage to the oven.
Do not operate the oven if door seals or sealing
surfaces are damaged; or if door is bent; or if hinges
are loose or broken.
Do not operate the oven empty. This will damage the
oven.
Do not attempt to dry clothes, newspapers or other
materials in the oven. They may catch on fire.
Do not use recycled paper products as they may
contain impurities which may cause sparks or fires.
Do not hit or strike the control panel with hard objects.
This can damage the oven.
Food
Never use your microwave oven for home canning. The
oven is not designed for proper home canning.
Improperly canned food may spoil and be dangerous to
consume.
Always use the minimum recipe cooking time. It is
better to undercook rather than overcook foods.
Undercooked foods can be returned to the oven for
more cooking. If food is overcooked, nothing can be
done.
Heat small quantities of food or foods with low moisture
carefully. These can quickly dry out, burn or catch on
fire.
Do not heat eggs in the shell. Pressure may build up
and eggs can explode.
Potatoes, apples, egg yolks and sausages are
examples of food with non-porous skins.
These must be pierced before cooking to prevent
bursting.
Do not attempt to deep fat fry in your microwave oven.
Always allow a standing time of at least 20 seconds
after the oven has been switched off to allow the
temperature to even out, stir during heating, if
necessary, and ALWAYS stir after heating. To prevent
eruptive boiling and possible scalding, you should put a
spoon or glass stick into the beverages and stir before,
during and after heating.
Do not leave the oven unattended while popping corn.
Do not pop corn in a paper bag unless it is the
commercially prepared Microwave Popcorn product.
The kernels can overheat and ignite a brown paper
bag.
Do not exceed the Microwave Popcorn manufacturers
suggested popping time.
Longer popping does not yield more popcorn but it can
result in scorch, burn of fire. Remember, the Popcorn
bag and tray can be too hot to handle. Remove with
caution and use pot holders.
ARCING
If you see arcing, open the door and correct the problem.
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven.
Arcing is caused by:
• Metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
• Foil not molded to food (upturned edges act like
antennas).
• Metal, such as twist-ties, poultry pins, or gold rimmed
dishes, in the microwave.
• Recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces
being used in the microwave.
• Dirt or grease on waveguide cover.
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MICROWAVING PRINCIPLES
Microwave energy has been used in this country to cook and reheat food since early experiments with RADAR in
World War ll. Microwaves are present in the atmosphere all the time, both naturally and manmade sources.
Manmade sources include radar, radio, television, telecommunication links and car phones.
HOW MICROWAVES COOK FOOD
Oven Cavity
Turntable
Magnetron
TRANSMISSION
In a microwave oven,
electricity is converted
into microwave by the
MAGNETRON.
Then they pass through the
cooking containers to be
absorbed by the water
molecules in the food, all
foods contain water to a more
or lesser extent.
Waveguide
REFLECTION
ABSORPTION
The microwaves bounce
off the metal walls and
the metal door screen.
Microwave
Water Molecule
Absorption
Vibration
The microwaves cause the water molecules to vibrate
which causes FRICTION, i.e. HEAT. This heat then cooks
the food. Microwaves are also attracted to fat and sugar
particles, and foods high in these will cook more quickly.
Microwaves can only penetrate to a depth of 1½ - 2
inches(4-5cm) and as heat spreads through the food by
conduction, just as in a traditional oven, the food cooks
from the outside inwards.
CONVERSION CHARTS
WEIGHT MEASURES
1/2 oz.
15 g
25 g
1 oz.
50 g
2 oz.
100 g
4 oz.
175 g
6 oz.
225 g
8 oz.
450 g
1 lb.
VOLUME MEASURES
30 ml
1 fl.oz.
100 ml
3 fl.oz.
150 ml
5 fl.oz. (1/4 pt)
300 ml
10 fl.oz. (1/2 pt)
600 ml
20 fl.oz. (1pt)
SPOON MEASURES
1/4 tsp
1.25 ml
1
2.5 ml
/2 tsp
5 ml
1 tsp
15 ml
1 tbsp
FLUID MEASUREMENTS
1 Cup
= 8 fl.oz
= 240 ml
1 Pint
= 16 fl.oz. (UK 20 fl.oz.)
= 480 ml (UK 560 ml)
1 Quart
= 32 fl.oz. (UK 40 fl.oz.)
= 960 ml (UK 1120 ml)
1 Gallon
= 128 fl.oz. (UK 160 fl.oz.)
= 3840 ml (UK 4500 ml)
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COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
COOKING TECHNIQUES
STANDING TIME
STARTING TEMPERATURE
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
center completely. Wrap meat joints and jacket potatoes
in aluminium foil while standing. Meat joints need approx.
10-15 minutes, jacket potatoes 5 minutes. Other foods
such as plated meal, vegetables, fish etc require 2-5
minutes standing. After defrosting food, standing time
should also be allowed. If food is not cooked after
standing time, return to the oven and cook for additional
time.
The colder the food, the longer it takes to heat up. Food
from a fridge takes longer to reheat than food at room
temperature.
LIQUIDS
All liquids must be stirred before and during 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.
TURNING & STIRRING
Some foods require stirring during cooking. Meat and
poultry should be turned after half the cooking time.
MOISTURE CONTENT
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.
ARRANGING
Individual foods e.g. chicken portions or chops, should be
placed on a dish so that the thicker parts are towards the
outside.
DENSITY
QUANTITY
Porous airy foods heat more quickly than dense heavy
foods.
Small quantities cook faster than large quantities, also
small meals will reheat more quickly than large portions.
CLING FILM
PIERCING
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.
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.
SHAPE
Even shapes cook evenly. Food cooks better by
microwave when in a round container rather than square.
COVERING
Cover foods with microwave cling film or a lid. Cover fish,
vegetables, casseroles, soups. Do not cover cakes,
sauces, jacket potatoes or pastry items.
SPACING
Foods cook more quickly and evenly if spaced apart.
NEVER pile foods on top of each other.
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DEFROSTING GUIDE
▶Do not defrost covered meat. Covering might allow
cooking to take place. Always remove outer wrap and
tray. Use only containers that are microwave-safe.
▶Begin defrosting whole poultry breast-side-down.
Begin defrosting roasts fat-side-down.
▶The shape of the package alters the defrosting time.
Shallow rectangular shapes defrost more quickly
than a deep block.
▶After 1/3 of the defrost time has elapsed, check the
food. Toy may wish to turn over, break apar t,
rearrange or remove thawed portions of the food.
▶During defrost, the oven will prompt you to turn the
over. At this point, open oven door and check the
food. Follow the techniques listed below for optimum
defrost results.
Then, close oven door, press the START pad to
complete defrosting.
▶When defrosted, food should be cool, but softened in
all areas. If still slightly icy, return to microwave oven
ver y briefly, or let stand a few minutes. After
defrosting, allow food to stand 5-60 minutes if there
are any icy areas.
Poultry and fish may be placed under running cool
water until defrosted
 Turn over : Roast, ribs, whole poultry, turkey
breasts, hot dogs, sausages, steaks, or chops.
 Rearrange : Break apart or separate steaks, chops,
hamburger patties, ground meat, chicken or seafood
pieces, chunks of meat such as stew beef.
 Shield : Use small strips of aluminum foil to protect
thin areas or edges of unevenly shaped foods such
as chicken wings. To prevent arcing, do not allow foil
to come within 1-inch of oven walls or door.
 Remove : To prevent cooking, thawed portions
should be removed from the oven at this point. This
may shorten defrost time for food weighing less than
3 lbs.(1350g).
DEFROSTING CHART (by Time Defrost)
DEFROSTING
TIME
S TA N D I N G
TIME
Minced beef
1 lb./450g
8-10 min.
15-20 min.
Break apart and remove thawed portions
with fork.
Stew Meat
1 1/2 lbs./675g
12-14 min.
25-30 min.
Separate and rearrange on
Patties
4(4oz./110g)
6-8 min.
15-20 min.
Turn over after half the time.
Spareribs
1 lb./450g
6-8 min.
25-30 min.
Separate and rearrange once.
Chops
4(5oz./125g)
6-8 min.
25-30 min.
Separate and turn over once.
Minced pork
1 lb./450g
7-8min.
15-20 min.
Break apart and remove thawed portions
with fork.
Whole Chicken
2 1/2 lbs./1125g
22-24 min.
45-90 min.
Break side down. Turn over after half the
time. Shield as needed.
Chicken Breasts
1 lbs./450g
8-10 min.
15-30 min.
Separate and rearrange once.
Fryer Chicken(cut up)
2 lbs./900g
17-19 min.
25-30 min.
Separate and rearrange once.
Chicken Thights
1 1/2 lbs./675g
12-14 min.
15-30 min.
Separate and rearrange once.
6-8 min.
15-20 min.
Turn over after half the time.
Shield as needed.
Fish Fillets
1 1/2 lb./675g
8-10 min.
15-20 min.
Turn over after half the time.
Shield as needed.
Shrimp
1/2 lb./225g
2-3 min.
15-20 min.
Turn over after half the time.
Shield as needed.
ITEM & WEIGHT
BEEF
PORK
POULTRY
FISH & SEAFOOD
Whole Fish
1 lb./450g
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SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
COOKING & REHEATING CHART
Cooking chart
ITEM
POWER LEVEL
COOKING TIME
PER LB./450G
SPECIAL INSTRUCTION
MEAT
Beef joint - Rare
- Medium
PL-8
6-8 min.
PL-8
7-10 min.
- Chilled meat and poultry should be
removed from the refrigerator at least
30 minutes before cooking.
PL-8
9-11 min.
Pork Joint
PL10
9-12 min.
Bacon joint
PL10
5-7 min.
Whole chicken
PL10
4-9 min.
Portions chicken
PL-8
5-7 min.
Breast (boned)
PL-8
6-8 min.
Fish Fillets
PL10
3-5 min.
Whole Mackerel, Cleaned
and prepared
PL10
3-5 min.
- Brush a little oil or melted butter over the
fish, or add 15~30ml(1-2 tbsp) lemon
juice, wine, stock, milk or water.
Whole Trout, Cleaned
& Prepared
PL10
4-6 min.
- Always let the fish stand, covered, after
cooking
PL10
4-6 min.
- well done
- Always let the meat and poultry stand,
covered after cooking.
POULTRY
FISH
Salmon steaks
NOTE : The above times should be regarded only as a guide. Allow for difference in individual tastes and preferences.
The times may vary due to the shape, cut, and composition of the food. Frozen meat, poultry and fish
must be thoroughly thawed before cooking.
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COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
COOKING & REHEATING CHART
Reheating chart
• Baby food particularly needs to be checked carefully before serving to prevent burns.
• When heating pre-packaged ready-cooked foods, always follow the pack instructions carefully.
• If you freeze foods which were bought from the fresh or chilled counters, remember that they should be thoroughly
thawed before following the heating instructions on the packed. It’s worth putting a note on them so that other
members of the household will remember too.
• Remember to remove metal ties and transfer food from foil containers before reheating.
• Chilled(refrigerated) food takes longer to reheat than food at room temperature (such as just-cooled food or food
from the store cupboard).
• All foods should be reheated using full microwave power.
ITEM
Baby food
128g jar
COOKING TIME
20 sec.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Empty into a small serving bowl.
Stir well once or twice during heating.
Before serving, check the temperature carefully.
Baby milk
100ml / 4fl.oz.
225ml / 8fl.oz.
20-30 sec.
40-50 sec.
Stir or shake well and pour into a sterilized bottle.
Before serving, shake well and check the temperature carefully.
Sandwich roll or bun
1 roll
20-30 sec.
Wrap in paper towel and place on glass microwaveable rack.
*Note : Do not use recycled paper towels.
Lasagna
1 serving
(10 ½ oz./300g)
Casserole
1 cup
4 cups
4-6 min.
Place lasagna on microwaveable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
1 ½-3 min.
5-7 min.
Cook covered, in microwaveable casserole.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Mashed potatoes
1 cup
4 cups
2-3 min.
6-8 min.
Cook covered, in microwaveable casserole.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Baked beans
1 cup
2-3 min.
Cook covered, in microwaveable casserole.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Ravioli or pasta in sauce
1 cup
4 cups
2-3 min.
6-9 min.
Cook covered, in microwaveable casserole.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
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COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
VEGETABLE CHART
Use a suitable glass pyrex bowl with lid. Add 30-45ml cold water(2-3 tbsp.) for every 250g unless another water
quantity is recommended - see table. Cook covered for the minimum time - see table.
Continue cooking to get the result you prefer. Stir once during and once after cooking. Add salt, herbs or butter
after cooking. Cover during a standing time of 3 minutes.
Hint : cut the fresh vegetables into even sized pieces. The smaller they are cut, the quicker they will cook.
All vegetables should be cooked using full microwave power.
Cooking Guide for fresh vegetables
WEIGHT
TIME
Broccoli
V E G E TA B L E S
½ lb./250g
1 lb./500g
2-3 min
4-6 min
Prepare even sized florets.
Arrange the stems to the centre.
Brussels sprouts
½ lb./250g
3-4 min
Add 60-75ml(5-6tbsp.) water.
Carrots
½ lb./250g
2-3 min
Cut carrots into even sized slices.
Cauliflower
½ lb./250g
1 lb./500g
2-3 min
4-6 min
Prepare even sized florets. Cut big florets into halves.
Arrange stems to the centre.
Courgettes
½ lb./250g
2-3 min
Cut courgettes into slices. Add 30ml(2tbsp.) water or a
knob of butter. Cook until just tender.
Aubergine
(eggplant)
½ lb./250g
2-3 min
Cut aubergine into small slices and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
Leeks
½ lb./250g
2-3 min
Cut leeks into thick slices.
Mushrooms
0.3 lb./125g
½ lb./250g
1-2 min
2-4 min
Prepare small whole or sliced mushrooms. Do not add
any water. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Spice with salt and
pepper. Drain before serving.
Onions
½ lb./250g
2-3 min
Cut onions into slices or halves. Add only 15ml(1tbsp.)
water.
Pepper
½ lb./250g
2-4 min
Cut pepper into small slices.
Baked potatoes
½ lb./ 1ea
(7~9 Oz)
1 lb./ 2ea
(14~18 Oz)
3-5 min
6-8 min
Pierce each one several times with a fork. Place on paper
towel, around turntable edges, at least 1" (2.5 cm) apart.
Place a single potato to the side of the turntable.Let stand
5 minutes after cooking. (1- medium, 7-9 oz (200-250g)
each, similar in size)
½ lb./250g
4-6 min
Cut turnip cabbage into small cubes.
Turnip cabbage
COMMENTS
Cooking Guide for frozen vegetables
V E G E TA B L E S
WEIGHT
TIME
INSTRUCTIONS
spinach
0.3 lb./125g
1-2 min
Add 15ml(1tbsp.) cold water.
broccoli
½ lb./250g
2½-4 min
Add 30ml(2 tbsp.) cold water.
Peas
½ lb./250g
2½-4 min
Add 15ml(1 tbsp.) cold water.
Green beans
½ lb./250g
3-5 min
Add 30ml(2t tbsp.) cold water.
Mixed vegetables
(carrots/peas/corn)
½ lb./250g
2½-4 min
Add 15ml(1ttbsp.) cold water.
Mixed vegetables
(Chinese style)
½ lb./250g
3-5 min
Add 15ml(1 tbsp.) cold water.
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COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
RECIPES
TOMATO & ORANGE SOUP
1 oz.(25g) butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large carrot & 1 large potato, chopped
13/4lb(800g) canned, chopped tomatoes
juice and grated rind of 1 small orange
11/2pints(900ml) hot vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste
1. Melt the in a large bowl on PL10 for 30 seconds.
2.Add the onion, carrot and potato and cook on PL10
for 4 minutes. stir halfway through cooking.
3.Add the tomatoes, orange juice, orange rind and
stock. Mix thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to
taste. Cover the bowl and cook on PL10 for 15
minutes. stir 2-3 times during cooking, until the
vegetables are tender.
4.Blend and serve immediately.
FRENCH ONION SOUP
1 large onions, sliced
1 tbsp (15ml) corn oil
2 oz.(50g) plain flour
2 pints(1.2 liters) hot meat
or vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp (30ml) parsley, chopped
4 thick slices French bread
2 oz.(50g) cheese, grated
1. Place the onion and oil a bowl, mix well and cook on
PL10 for 1 minutes.
2. Stir in the flour to make a paste and gradually add
stock. Season and add the parsley.
3. Cover the bowl and cook on P-7 for 16 minutes.
4. Pour the soup into serving bowls, submerge bread
and sprinkle generously with cheese.
5. Cook on P-7 for 2 minutes, until the cheese has
melted.
STIR FRIED VEGETABLES
1 tbsp(15ml) sunflower oil
2 tbsp (30ml) soy sauce
1 tbsp (15ml) sherry
1"(2.5cm) root ginger,
peeled and finely grated
2 medium carrots, cut into fine strips
4 oz.(100g) button mushrooms,
chopped
2 oz.(50g) beansprouts
4 oz.(100g) mange-tout
1 red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
4 spring onions, chopped
4 oz.(100g) canned water chestnuts,
sliced
1/4 head of chinese leaves, thinly sliced
1. Place the oil, soy sauce, sherry, ginger, garlic and
carrots in a large bowl, mix thoroughly
2. Cover and cook on PL10 for 3-5 minutes, stirring
once.
3. Add the button mushrooms, beansprouts, mangetout, red pepper, spring onions, water chestnuts and
chinese leaves. Mix thoroughly.
4. Cook on PL10 for 5-6 minutes, until the vegetables
are tender. Stir 2-3 times during cooking.
Stir fried vegetables are ideally served with meat or
fish.
HONEYED CHICKEN
4 boneless chicken breasts
2 tbsp(30ml) clear honey
1 tbsp(15ml) whole grain mustard
1/2 tsp(2.5ml) dried tarragon
1 tbsp(15ml) tomato puree
1/4 pint(150ml) chicken stock
1. Place the chicken breasts in a casserole dish.
2. Mix all remaining ingredients together and pour over
the chicken. Salt and pepper to taste.
3. Cook on PL10 for 13-14 minutes. Rearrange and
coat the chicken with the sauce t wice during
cooking.
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COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
BLUE CHEESE & CHIVE JACKETS
2 baking potatoes,
(approx.9 oz.(250g) each)
2 oz.(50g) butter
4 oz.(100g) blue cheese, chopped
1 tbsp(15ml) fresh chives, chopped
2 oz.(50g) mushrooms, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1. Prick each potato in several places. Cook on PL10 for
7-9 minutes. Halve and scoop the flesh into a bowl,
add the butter, cheese, chives, mushrooms, salt and
pepper, mix thoroughly.
2. Pile mixture into the potato skins and place in a flan
dish.
3. Cook on P-5 for 10 minutes.
WHITE SAUCE
1 oz.(25g) butter
1 oz.(25g) plain flour
1/2 pint(300ml) milk
salt and pepper to taste
1. Place the butter in a bowl and cook on PL10 for 30
seconds, until melted.
2.Stir in the flour and whisk in the milk. Cook on PL10
for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes until thick
and smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
STRAWBERRY JAM
11/2 lb.(675g) strawberries, hulled
3 tbsp(45ml) lemon juice
11/2 lb.(675g) caster sugar
1. Place strawberries and lemon juice in a very large
bowl, heat on PL10 for 4 minutes, or until the fruit
has softened. Add sugar, mix well.
2.Cook on P-7 for 20-25 minutes, until setting point*is
reached, stir every 4-5 minutes.
3.Pour into hot, clean jars. Cover, seal and label.
* setting point : To determine setting point, place 1
tsp(5ml)jam onto chilled saucer. Allow to stand for 1
minute. Move surface of jam gently with your finger, if
the surface wrinkles setting point has been reached.
PLAIN MICROWAVE CAKE
4 oz.(100g) margarine
4 oz.(100g) sugar
1 eggs
4 oz.(100g) self raising flour, sifted
2-3 tbsp(30-45ml) milk
1. line the base of 8" (20.4cm) cake dish with greaseproof paper.
2.Cream the margarine and sugar together until light
and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and fold in the sifted flour
alternately with the milk.
3.Pour into prepared container. Cook on PL10 for 4-5
minutes, until a skewer comes out cleanly.
4.Leave the cake to stand for 5 minutes before turning
out.
OMELETTS
1/2 oz.(15g)
butter
4 eggs
6 tbsp(90ml) milk
salt & pepper
1. Whisk together eggs and milk.
2.Place butter in 10"(26cm) flan dish. Cook on PL10 for
30 seconds, until melted. Coat the dish with the
melted butter.
3.Pour omelette mixture into flan dish. Cook on PL10
for 2 minutes. whisk mixture and cook again on PL10
for 1 minutes.
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COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
SCRAMBLED EGG
1/2 oz.(15g)
butter
2 eggs
2 tbsp(30ml) milk
salt & pepper
1. Melt the butter in a bowl on PL10 for 30 seconds.
2.Add the eggs, milk and seasoning and mix well.
3.Cook on PL10 for 3 minutes, stirring every 30
seconds.
SAVORY MINCE
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp(5ml) oil
7 oz.(200g) can chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp(15ml) tomato puree
1 tsp(5ml) mixed herbs
8 oz.(225g) minced beef
salt and pepper
1. Place onion, garlic and oil in casserole, and cook on
PL10 for 2 minutes or until soft.
2.Place all other ingredients in casserole. Stir well.
3.Cover and cook on PL10 for 5 minutes then P-5 for
8-13 minutes or until the meat is cooked.
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