LG | MC-924JLA | LG MC-924JA Owner’s Manual

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MICROWAVE/GRILL/CONVECTION OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MC-924JA
MC-924JLA
P/No:
3828W5A1587
Precautions
Precautions to avoid
You cannot
operate your
oven
with the door open due to the safety interlocks
safety interlocks automatically switch off
built into the door mechanism. These
cooking activity when
any
microwave
It is
Do not
or
opened; which
in the
case
of
a
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
oven
important
food
the door is
place any object between
cleaner residue
to
the
on
sealing
or
allow
surfaces.
particularly important that the
oven door closes
and
that
there
is
no
properly
damage to the: (1) door(bent),
and
latches
or
(2) hinges
(broken
loosened), (3) door seals and sealing
Do not
operate your
oven
if it is
front face and the door
oven
accumulate
damaged.
It is
surfaces.
Your
oven
service
should
not
be
adjusted
or
repaired by anyone except qualified
oven,
1
Avoid using
straight sided
containers with
narrow
necks.
2 Do not overheat.
3 Stir the
liquid before placing
through the heating time.
the container in the
oven
and again
halfway
4 After
heating, allow to stand in the oven for a short time, stir or shake
carefully and check the temperature of them before
consumption to avoid burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and
baby food jars).
Be careful when handling the container.
Warning
Warning
Please
2
heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your microwave
overheating the liquid beyond boiling point can occur without
evidence of bubbling. This could result in a sudden boil over of the hot
liquid. To prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken:
When
them again
personnel.
over
exposure to excessive microwave energy.
possible
ensure
cooking
times
are
correctly set as
catching fire
may result in the FOOD
cooking
and subsequent damage
to your oven.
Always allow food
to
stand after
being
cooked
by
microwaves and check the temperature of them
before consumption. Especially contents of
bottles and baby food jars.
feeding
Contents
How the Microwave Oven Works
Precautions
2
Contents
Microwaves
are a
form of energy similar
radio and television waves and
microwaves spread outwards as they travel
to
ordinary daylight. Normally,
through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. Microwave ovens,
however, have a magnetron which is designed to make use of the energy in
microwaves. Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to created
microwave energy.
Unpacking
through metal walls of the oven, but they can penetrate such materials as
glass, porcelain and paper, the materials out of which microwave-safe
cooking dishes are constructed.
Microwaves do not heat
hot from the heat
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get
generated by the food.
A very safe
Your microwave
Installing
4~5
Setting the Clock
6
Child Lock
7
Micro Power
Cooking
8
Micro Power Level
Two
These microwaves enter the cooking area through openings inside the oven. A
turntable or tray is located at the bottom of the oven. Microwaves cannot pass
3
&
9
Stage Cooking
10
Quick Start
11
Cooking
12
Grill
Cooking
Cooking
Combination Cooking
Auto Weight Defrost
13
Convection
14~15
Quick Defrost
20~21
Auto Cook
22~23
More
or
Less
16~17
18~19
Auto Roast Cook
appliance
oven
is
one
Important Safety
Microwave
of the safest of all home
When the door is
the
appliances.
opened,
automatically stops producing microwaves. Microwave
energy is converted completely to heat when it enters
food, leaving no "left over" energy to harm you when
oven
-
24~25
26~27
Instructions
safe Utensils
28
Food characteristics & Microwave
cooking
Questions & Answers
29~30
31
Plug Wiring Information/Technical Specifications
32
Terms of
33
Warranty/Important
Warranty
Notice
34
you eat your food.
3
Unpacking &
Installing
Unpack your oven
By following the basic steps on these two pages you will be able to quickly check that your oven is operating
correctly. Please pay particular attention to the guidance on where to install your oven. When unpacking your
oven make sure
you remove all accessories and packing. Check to make sure that your oven has not been
damaged during delivery.
and
place
it
on a
Place the
flat level surface.
more
oven
in the level location of your choice with
height but make sure there is at least
than 85cm
30cm of space on the top and 10cm at the rear for proper
ventilation. The front of the oven should be at least 8cm from the
edge of the surface to
prevent tipping.
on
top or side of the
An exhaust outlet is located
outlet
HIGH RACK
can
damage
the
oven.
Blocking
the
oven.
LOW RACK
GLASS TRAY
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
ROTATING RING
4
METAL TRAY
Plug
from
your
oven
into
a
standard household socket. Make
is the
connected
your
Open
oven
your
oven
door
by pulling
on
oven
and
STOP/CLEAR button, and
the START button
it
seconds of
cooking
place
test
top.
one
press
time to set 30
time.
The DISPLAY will
the DOOR HANDLE.
Place the ROTATING RING inside the
the GLASS TRAY
to
Press the
the
only appliance
socket. If your oven does not operate properly, unplug
the electrical socket and then plug it back in.
sure
count
down from 30 seconds. When it
reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS. Open the oven door and
the temperature of the water. If your oven is operating the water
should be
warm.
Be careful when
removing the
container it may
be hot.
Fill
a
microwave safe container with 300 ml
of water. Place
use
on
(1/2 pint)
the GLASS TRAY and close the
oven
door. If you have any doubts about what type of container
please refer to page 28.
to
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
The
contents
be stirred
of
feeding
bottles and
baby food jars
shall
shaken and the temperature checked
before consumption, in order to avoid burns.
or
5
Setting the
You
Clock
can
set
either12 hour clock
In the
or
24 hour clock.
following example will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when using the 24 clock.
Make sure that you have removed all packaging from your oven.
Make
I
sure
that you have
correctly installed
your
oven as
described earlier
in this book.
Press
When your oven is plugged in for the
first time or when power resumes after
power cut, a '0' will be shown in the
display; you will
have
to reset
STOP/CLEAR.
Press CLOCK
once.
a
the clock.
display) shows any
looking symbols, unplug your
from the electrical socket and plug
(If you
want to
use a
12 hour
clock,
Press CLOCK
once more.
If you want to change different option after setting
you have to unplug and plug it back in.)
clock,
If the clock (or
strange
oven
it back in and reset the clock.
Press 10 MIN fourteen times.
Press 1 MIN three times.
Press 10 SEC five times.
During clock setting the colon will flash.
After setting, the colon will stop flashing.
If the
key (10 MIN /
rapidly.
1 MIN
increase
Press CLOCK to set the time.
The clock
6
starts
counting.
/
10
SEC)
is
pressed
and
held, the
time will
Child
Lock
Press
Your
oven
has
a
safety feature that
prevents accidental running of the oven.
Once the child lock is set, you will be
unable to use any functions and no
cooking
can
take
oven
can
Press and hold
still open the
STOP/CLEAR until
"L" appears
on
the
display and
BEEP
sounds.
The CHILD LOCK is
The time will
place.
However your child
STOP/CLEAR.
a
now
set.
disappear on
the
display but will
reappear
on
the
display
few seconds later.
door.
If any button is
pressed,
"L" will appear
on
the
display
L
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold
You will hear BEEP when it's released.
STOP/CLEAR until
"L"
disappears.
7
Micro Power
In the
following example I will show you how to cook some
food
on
80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Cooking
Make
sure
that you have
correctly installed your oven
in this book.
Press
Your
oven
has five microwave Power
settings. High
power is
automatically
selected but
MICRO
repeated presses of the
key will select a different power
STOP/CLEAR.
Press MICRO twice to select 80% power.
"80" appears on the display.
level.
Press
POWER
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press 10 SEC three times.
HIGH
time
MEDIUM
HIGH
times
80%
times
60%
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
times
40%
LOW
times
20%
MEDIUM
8
%
MICRO
100%
Press START.
as
described earlier
Your microwave
oven
The table below shows
microwave
equipped with 5 power levels
the examples of food and their
is
flexibility and control over cooking.
recommended cooking power levels for use with this
to
give you
maximum
oven.
POWER LEVEL
HIGH
MEDIUM HIGH
MEDIUM
OUTPUT
100%
80%
60%
Brown minced beef
*
Cook
*
Cook tender
*
All
*
Roast meat and
*
Cook mushrooms and shellfish
*
Cook foods containing cheese and eggs
*
Bake cakes and
*
MEDIUM LOW
LOW
20%
Boil Water
*
*
40%
Level
USE
*
*
DEFROST/
Micro Power
poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
cuts
of
meat
reheating
Prepare
poultry
scones
eggs
Cook custard
Prepare rice,
soup
*
All
*
Melt butter and chocolate
*
Cook less tender
*
Soften butter & cheese
*
Soften ice
*
Raise
thawing
cuts
of
meat
cream
yeast
dough
9
Two
stage
In the
Cooking
Press
During
can
the
be
two
opened
oven
cooking
stage
following example I will show you how to cook some
for 11 minutes
the
oven
door
door and press START and the
STOP/CLEAR.
Set the power and the
Press MICRO
once
Press 10 MIN
stage 2
stage1.
select HIGH power.
BEEP sounds and
Press 1 MIN
once.
once.
to
STOP/CLEAR
clear the programme
twice.
Set the power and the
cooking
time for
stage2.
Press MICRO four times to select 40% power.
Press 10 MIN three times.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press START.
10
time for
commences.
Should you wish
press
to
cooking
continue.
stage1,
food in
HIGH; the second will cook for 35 minutes
and food checked. Close
cooking stage will
At the end of
on
on
two
40%.
stages. The first stage will cook your food
In the
Quick
following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking on high power.
Start
Press
The QUICK START feature allows you to
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
cooking with
a
touch of the START
STOP/CLEAR.
Press START four times to select 2 minutes
Your
oven
will
start
on
HIGH power.
before you have finished the fourth press.
key.
During
cooking, you can extend the cooking
by repeatedly pressing the START key.
QUICK START
10 minutes
time up to
11
More
or
Less
In the
following example I will show you how to change
longer or shorter cooking time.
Cooking
Press
If you find that your food is over or
undercooked when using the AUTO
COOK programme, you can increase or
decrease cooking time by pressing the
/
key.
cooking with auto and manual
you can lengthen or shorten the
cooking time at any point by pressing
the
/
key.
There is no need to stop the cooking
Set the
the preset AUTO COOK programmes for
STOP/CLEAR.
required
AUTO COOK programme.
Select weight of food.
Press START.
When
function,
process.
12
Press
The
Press
The
MORE(
cooking
LESS(
cooking
).
time will increase
by
10 seconds for each press of the
key.
).
time will decrease
by
10 seconds for each press of the
key.
a
In the
following example I will show you how to
use
the
grill to cook some
food for 12 minutes and 30 seconds.
Grill
Cooking
Press
This model is fitted with
GRILL,
so
preheating
QUARTZ
a
STOP/CLEAR.
Press GRILL.
is not needed.
This feature will allow you
crisp food quickly.
to
brown and
The metal tray is placed between a glass
tray and a grill rack at the grill mode.
Set the
The
Press 10 MIN
grill rack(high rack)
during grill cooking.
must
be used
cooking
time.
once.
Press 1 MIN twice.
Press 10 SEC three times.
Press START.
13
Convection
In the
Cooking
The convection
has
oven
following example I will show you how to preheat the oven first,
230°C.
a
temperature
1. To
preheat.
Press
STOP/CLEAR.
Press CONVECTION.
range of 40 °C and 100 °C~250°C
(180 °C is automatically available when
convection mode is
The
oven
has
a
selected).
ferment function
at
the
temperature of 40 °C. You may
wait until the oven is cool because you
oven
cannot
temperature
Your
ferment function if the
use a
oven
is
over
will take
oven
Press MORE five times to select 230 °C.
The
cooking temperature can
40 °C.
a
few minutes
to
reach the selected temperature.
Once it has reached correct
temperature,
your oven will BEEP to let you know that
it has reached the correct temperature.
Then
place your food
tell your
14
oven
to start
in your
oven:
cooking.
then
Press START.
be
changed by pressing
/
key.
then cook
some
food
at
a
temperature of
In the
following example I will show you how to preheat the oven first,
then cook
some
food
230 °C for 50 minutes.
at
a
temperature of
Convection
Cooking
2. To cook.
Press
STOP/CLEAR.
Press CONVECTION.
If you do
will
not set
a
temperature, your
automatically select 180 °C.
The cooking temperature can be
/
changed by pressing the
key.
oven
Press
The convection
used
during
rack(low rack)
convection
must
be
MORE(
) five times
to
select 230 °C.
cooking.
Press 10 MIN five times.
Press START.
15
Combination
Cooking
In the
following example I will show you how to programme your oven
cooking time of 25 minutes.
with
1. GRILL COMBINATION.
Press
STOP/CLEAR.
Press COMBI.
Your
oven
has
a
combination
cooking
Press GRILL.
feature which allows you to cook food
with heater and microwave at the same
time
or
alternately.
This
generally means
it takes less time to cook your food.
You
can
set
level(20%,
Press MICRO two times to select 40% power.
three kinds of micro power
60%) in combi
40% and
mode.
Set the
cooking
time.
Press 10 MIN two times.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press START.
When
cooking you
can use
/
key to
increase
or
decrease
cooking
time.
Be careful when
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removing your food because the
container will be hot!
-
micro power 40% and
grill for a
In the
following example I will show you how to programme your oven
convection temperature 200 °C for a cooking time of 25 minutes.
with micro power 40% and
at
Combination
a
Cooking
2. CONVECTION COMBINATION.
STOP/CLEAR.
Press
Press COMBI.
Your
oven
has
a
combination
cooking
feature which allows you to cook food
with heater and microwave at the same
time
or
alternately.
This
generally means
it takes less time to cook your food.
Press CONVECTION.
Press
MORE(
)
two times
for convection temperature 200 °C.
Press MICRO two times to select 40% power.
Set the
cooking
time.
Press 10 MIN two times.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press START.
When
cooking you
can use
/
key to
increase
or
decrease
cooking
time.
Be careful when
removing your food because the container will be
hot!
17
Auto
The temperature and
density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking
to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be completely
thawed before cooking. For example fish cooks so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while still
slightly frozen. The BREAD programme is suitable for defrosting small items such as rolls or a small loaf. These will
require a standing time to allow the centre to thaw. In the following example I will show you how to defrost 1.4Kg
of frozen poultry.
Weight
Pay particular attention
commences.
Defrost
Press
STOP/CLEAR.
Weight the food
metallic ties
or
that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
wraps; then place the food in your oven and close the oven
door.
Press DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY
Your
oven
has four microwave defrost
"dEF2" appears
on
the
defrosting
programme.
display window.
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY, FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power settings.
presses of the DEFROST
Repeated
key will select a
Enter the
weight of the frozen
food that you
are
about
to
defrost.
different setting.
Category
Press
Press
DEFROST
Press
1,2
MEAT
of weight
1.0kg
0.1kg
of weight
key one time.
key four times.
time
Press START.
POULTRY
times
DEFROST
FISH
3,4
time
BREAD
18
times
your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
During defrosting
ensure even
checking
Your
thawing.
close the
oven
will
oven
not
door and press START
to
resume
defrosting.
stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
AUTO WEIGHT DEFROST SEQUENCE LIST
1. MEAT
2. POULTRY
3. FISH
*
*
*
*
*
Minced
beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for
Lamb
Chops(2.5
cm
thick),Rolled
Pork
Chops(1.2
cm
thick), Spareribs, Rolled
Veal
Cutlets(450
Chicken
Whole(under
2
Turkey
Breasts(under
2.5
Fish
Fillets.
Shellfish
Crabmeat, Lobster tails, Shrimp, Scallops
g, 1.2
cm
Kg),
stew, Sirloin
For best
results,
remove
fish, shellfish,
meat
steak,
Pot roast,
Rump roast, Beef burger.
0.1/4.0 kg
roast,
Sausage.
thick)
Cut up
Breasts(boneless), Legs.
0.1/4.0 kg
Kg)
Steaks, Whole
and
FOOD
roast.
0.1/4.0 kg
bread, White/brown rolls, French stick, Baguette,
The benefit of this Auto Defrost feature is automatic setting and control of
the food during the defrosting time.
poultry from
its
original
defrosting,
paper
or
and juice close to the food which can cause the outer surface of the food
Place foods in a shallow glass baking dish to catch drippings.
to
steam
*
Beef
Sliced brown/white
4. BREAD
MIN./MAX.
FOOD
SEQUENCE
0.1/0.5 kg
Croissant
but just like conventional
defrosting you
plastic package(wrapper). Otherwise,
must
check
the wrap will hold
cook.
Food should still be some what icy in the center when removed from the oven.
When it is difficult to remove the wrap from the food, defrost the wrapped food for about a quarter of the total defrost time, which is
displayed at the beginning of the defrost cycle. Then remove the food from the oven and remove the wrap from the food.
Sliced bread should be placed between sheets of kitchen towel and bread rolls should be cut in half before defrosting.
19
Quick
Use this function to
thaw only 0.5kg of Minced meat, Chicken pieces, Fish fillets very quickly.
This will require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example will show you how
0.5kg of forzen poultry.
Defrost
Press
to
defrost
STOP/CLEAR.
Weight the food
metallic ties
or
that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
wraps; then place the food in your oven and close the oven
door.
Your
oven
has three microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY, FISH; each
defrost category has high power settings.
Press QUICK DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY
defrosting
programme.
"dEF2" appears on the display window.
(Put the 0.5kg of POULTRY)
Repeated presses of the QUICK DEFROST
key will select a different setting.
Category
Press
Press START.
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
times
checking
Your
20
your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
During defrosting
ensure even
close the
oven
will
not
oven
door and press START
to
resume
defrosting.
stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
QUICK DEFROST SEQUENCE LIST
MIN./MAX.
FOOD
SEQUENCE
Minced
Beef
1. MEAT
meat
FOOD
0.5
kg
0.5
kg
0.5
kg
Lamb
Pork
Veal
2. POULTRY
3. FISH
*
*
Chicken
Chicken pieces
Turkey
Turkey pieces
Fish
Fillets
Shellfish
Shrimp,
Lobster
tails, Scallops
The benefit of this Quick Defrost feature is automatic setting and control of
the food during the defrosting time.
For best
results,
remove
fish, shellfish,
meat
and
poultry from
its
original
defrosting,
paper
or
and juice close to the food which can cause the outer surface of the food
Place foods in a shallow glass baking dish to catch drippings.
to
steam
*
*
Food should still be
*
After
defrosting,
some
what icy in the
let stand for 5
center
when removed from the
but just like conventional
defrosting
plastic package(wrapper). Otherwise,
you must check
the wrap will hold
cook.
oven.
to 10 minutes.
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Auto
In the
following example I will show you how to cook 0.5kg of jacket potato
Press
STOP/CLEAR.
Cook
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
Press AUTO COOK of the
your favorite food easily by selecting the
food type and entering the weight of the
In this
example
required
food type.
press JACKET POTATO
once.
food.
Select desired
Press
If the
0.1kg
1.0kg
rapidly.
or
Press START.
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weight of potato.
key five times.
of weight
0.1kg key is pressed
and
held, the weight will
increase
.
FOOD CATEGORY
1. JACKET POTATO
WT. LIMIT
UTENSILS
0.1kg~1.0kg
+
2.
RICE/PASTA
0.1kg~0.4kg
FOOD TEMP
Glass tray
Paper towel
20 °c
Glass tray
20 °c
INSTRUCTIONS
Wash and dry potatoes. Pierce potatoes several times with fork. After
cooking, let stand covered with foil for 5 minutes.
Place rice & cold
water
Cover with lid
plastic wrap.
*Rice
or
with 1/4
1200 ml
After
--
deep and large bowl.
900 ml
400 g
Rice
a
600 ml
200 g
300 g
**
teaspoon salt in
300 ml
Water
100g
to 1
cooking
time, let stand covered 5 minutes
or
until
water is
absorbed.
**
3. FRESH VEGETABLES
0.2kg~0.8kg
Glass tray
20 °c
Pasta
Place in
After
--
a
0.2kg~0.8kg
Glass tray
-18 °c
5. CHILLED PIZZA
0.2kg~0.6kg
Glass tray
High rack
5°c
+
6. FROZEN PIZZA
7. FRENCH FRIES
8. GRATIN
Place in
a
0.1kg~0.8kg
0.2kg~0.5kg
0.5kg~1.2kg
Glass tray
High rack
-18 °c
Glass tray
+
High rack
-18 °c
Glass tray
Low rack
20 °c
+
plastic
wrap. After
or
water.
casserole. Add 30 ml
casserole. Add 30 ml
cooking,
water per
0.2kg.
let stand covered for 2~3minutes.
water per
0.2kg.
let stand covered for 2~3minutes.
This function is for
rack. After
high
+
or
pasta with cold
plastic wrap. After cooking,
microwave-safe bowl
Cover with
VEGETABLES
rinse
microwave-safe bowl
Cover with
4. FROZEN
cooking time,
reheating leftover chilled pizza. Place chilled pizza on the
cooking, take out immediately. Let stand for 2~3minutes.
This function is for
rack
high
over
Spread
turn
cooking frozen pizza. Remove all package and place on
glass tray. After cooking, let stand for 1~2minutes.
potato products
food over. For best
from the
oven
out
on
results,
the
heat-proof dish on high rack. When BEEP,
a
single layer. After cooking, remove
cook in
and let stand for 1~2minutes.
Use this
After
key to cook home made Gratins. Place food on the low rack.
cooking, remove from the oven and let stand for 1~2minutes.
23
Auto Roast
In the
following example I will show you how to cook 1.4kg of roast beef.
Press
STOP/CLEAR.
Cook
AUTO ROAST cook allows you to cook
Press AUTO ROAST
once
to
select ROAST BEEF.
of your favorite food easily by
selecting the food type and entering the
most
weight of the food.
Category
Press
AUTO ROAST
ROAST BEEF
time
ROAST PORK
times
WHOLE
times
Select desired
1.0kg
Press 0.1kg
Press
weight of roast beef.
key one time.
of weight key four times.
of weight
CHICKEN
Press START.
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FOOD CATEGORY
1. ROAST BEEF
WT. LIMIT
0.5kg~1.5kg
UTENSILS
Glass tray
Metal tray
+ Low rack
FOOD TEMP
5°c
+
2. ROAST PORK
0.5kg~1.5kg
Glass tray
Metal tray
+ Low rack
0.8kg~1.5kg
Glass tray
Metal tray
+ Low rack
+
Brush beef with melted margarine or butter. Place on the low rack
the metal tray and glass tray. After cooking, let stand covered
over
with foil for 10 minutes.
5°c
+
3. WHOLE CHICKEN
INSTRUCTIONS
Brush
pork with
melted margarine
or
butter. Place
the metal tray and glass tray. After
with foil for 10 minutes.
over
5°c
cooking,
on
the low rack
let stand covered
Brush whole chicken with melted margarine, butter or seasonings, if
on the low rack over the metal
tray
and glass tray. When BEEP, turn food over immediately.
desired. Place the whole chicken
After
cooking,
let stand covered with foil for 10 minutes.
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WARNING
Important safety instructions
Read
1
carefully and keep for future reference
Do not attempt to tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to the
door, control panel, safety interlock switches or any other part of the oven.
It is hazardous for anyone to carry out any service or repair operation
which involves the removal of any cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy. Repairs should only be undertaken by a
qualified
2 Do not
the
service technician.
operate the
oven
when
not
when empty. It is best to leave a glass of water in
in use. The water will safely absorb all microwave
is accidentally started.
wet newspapers,
4 Do not cook food
clothes, toys, pet
wrapped
in paper
instructions, for the food you
use
newspaper in
or
are
portable electric devices, etc.)
towels, unless your cook book
contains
cooking.
place of paper towels for cooking.
wooden containers. They may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
remove metal twist ties. Metal objects in the oven may arc, which can cause
6 Do not
serious
use
damage.
7 Do not operate the
oven with a kitchen towel, a napkin or any other
obstruction between the door and the front edges of the oven, which may
leakage.
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities which
may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
9 Do not rinse the turntable by placing it in water just after cooking. This may
cause
breakage or damage.
10 Small amounts of food require shorter cooking or heating time. If normal
times are allowed they may overheat and burn.
11 Be certain to place the oven so the front of the door is 8 cm or more
behind the edge of the surface on which it is placed, to avoid accidental
tipping of the appliance.
cause
microwave energy
8 Do not
26
use
cooking times are correctly
cooking may result in FIRE and
ensure
as over
subsequent DAMAGE to the
12 Before
cooking, pierce the
vegetable.
skin of potatoes,
OVEN.
apples or any such
fruit
or
13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg which
will burst.
14 Do not
deep fat frying in your oven.
plastic wrapping from food before cooking
attempt
15 Remove the
oven
energy, if the oven
3 Do not use the oven for the purpose of dehumidification. It can be the cause
of serious damage of safety. (ex. Operating the microwave oven with the
5 Do not
Please
set
though that in some cases food
heating or cooking.
16 If the
should be covered with
or
defrosting. Note
plastic film, for
door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be
until it has been repaired by a qualified service technician.
oven
operated
17 If smoke is
observed, switch off or disconnect the
from the power
stifle any flames.
18 When food is heated or cooked in disposable containers of plastic, paper
or other combustible materials, check the oven
frequently due to the
possibility of the food container is deteriorating.
supply and keep the
oven
door closed in order
oven
to
to use the oven without supervision when adequate
have been given so that the child is able to use the oven in a
safe way and understands the hazards of improper use.
20 Liquids or other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they
are liable to
explode.
19
Only allow children
instructions
21 Do not
operate the
microwave
oven,
oven are
if the door seals and adjacent parts of the
until the oven has been repaired by a qualified
faulty,
service technician.
22 Check the utensils
23 Do not touch the
are
oven
suitable for
use
door,
cabinet,
accessories and dishes
outer
in microwave
rear
ovens
cabinet,
before
oven
use.
cavity,
during grill mode, convection mode and auto cook
operations, unless wearing thick oven gloves, as they will become hot.
Before clearing make sure they are not hot.
Important safety instructions
carefully and keep for future reference
Read
24
25
Only use
utensils that
are
suitable for
use
in microwave
When heating food in plastic or paper containers,
oven due to the
possibility of ignition.
26 If smoke is
keep an
eye
on
27 Microwave
heating
care
must
28 The contents of
to
36
stifle any flames.
of beverages can result in delayed eruptive
be taken when handing the container.
boiling,
oven
cleaning
door
seals,
should be cleaned
32 Failure to maintain the
cavities and
ensure
they do
not
play with
WARNING: If the door
operated
regularly and
any food
deposits
oven
in
elements
are
or door seals are
damaged, the oven must not be
until it has been repaired by a competent person.
WARNING: It is hazardous for anyone other than a competent person to
carry out any service or repair operation that involves the
a cover
which gives protection against exposure
to
microwave energy.
removed.
WARNING:
Liquids
and other foods
containers since
a
WARNING:
provided, during use the appliance becomes
touching heating elements inside the
must not
they are
liable
be heated in sealed
to
explode.
Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when
adequate instructions have been given so that the child is able
to
heating
that
infirm
appliance is supplied from a cord extension set or an electrical
portable outlet device, the cord extension set on electrical portable outlet
device must be positioned so that it is not subject to splashing or ingress
removal of
Only use the temperature probe recommended for this oven (for
appliances having a facility to use a temperature-sensing probe).
34 If
to
or
appliance.
adjacent parts.
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.
33
children
of moisture.
in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs should not be heated in
microwave ovens since they may explode, even after microwave heating
The
by young
feeding
has ended.
31
use
supervision.
Young Children should be supervised
Eggs
30 Details for
is not intended for
37 If the
bottles and baby food jars shall be stirred or
shaken and the temperature checked before consumption, in order to
avoid burns.
29
appliance
persons without
the
observed, switch off or unplug the appliance and keep the
door closed in order
therefore
35 The
ovens.
use
the
improper
oven
in
a
safe way and understands the hazards of
use.
hot.
Care should be taken to avoid
oven.
27
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never
use
metal
microwave
or
metal trimmed utensils in your
Paper
oven
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal.
They will bounce off any metal object in the
oven and cause
arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning.
Most heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your microwave
However, some may contain materials that render them unsuitable as
microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about a particular utensil, there's a
simple way to find out if it can be used in your microwave oven.
oven.
Place the utensil in
question
next to
a
glass
bowl filled with
water in
the microwave
Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does
oven.
change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use in the microwave oven. You
probably have many items on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as
cooking equipment in your microwave oven. Just read through the following
not
checklist.
Dinner
Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in your microwave oven,
provided that the cooking time is short and foods to be cooked are low in fat and
moisture. Paper towels are also very useful for wrapping foods and for lining baking
trays in which greasy foods such as bacon are cooked. In general, avoid coloured
paper products as the colour may run. Some recycled paper products may contain
impurities which could
Plastic
Provided
plates
manufacturer's literature
or
are
perform
microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
the microwave
test.
are
sure
made
to
ordinary plastic bags
arcing or fires when used
in the microwave
oven.
specially
make
for
a
for
cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe.
bag so that steam can escape. Never use
your microwave oven, as they will melt and
slit in the
cooking
in
rupture.
Plastic microwave cookware
A
variety of shapes and
part, you
can
kitchen
Pottery,
probably
sizes of microwave cookware
use
items you
already
have
on
available. For the
are
hand rather than
most
investing
in
equipment.
stoneware
and ceramic
Containers made of these materials
but
Glassware
they
However, be
new
Many kinds of dinner-ware
cause
cooking bags
they should
be tested
to
be
are
usually fine
for
use
in your microwave oven,
sure.
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of
oven
tempered glass cookware. However, do not use delicate glassware,
or wine
glasses, as these might shatter as the food warms.
such
as
should
not
foods will
28
be used
can
be used
to
to
hold foods that
are
to
be
quickly
reheated. However,
hold foods that will need considerable time in the
eventually warp or
high
lead
or
iron content
are
not
suitable for
cooking
utensils.
Plastic storage containers
These
CAUTION
Some items with
tumblers
melt
plastic
containers.
they
oven as
hot
Utensils should be checked
microwave
ovens.
to
ensure
that
they
are
suitable for
use
in
Food characteristics &
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
The
on
Moisture content of food
things
recipes in the book have been formulated with great care, but your success in
preparing them depends on how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks.
Always watch your food while it cooks. Your microwave oven
light that turns on automatically when the oven is in operation
is
equipped with
so
that you
a
can see
inside and check the progress of your food. Directions given in recipes to elevate,
thought of as the minimum steps recommended. If the
food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary adjustments you think
appropriate to correct the problem.
Factors affecting microwave cooking times
Many factors affect cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
makes a big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold
butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with
ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range
of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains under-cooked at the
lower end of the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook your food beyond
the maximum time given, according to personal preference. The governing
philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be conservative in giving
cooking times. While overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes,
particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed
from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When
allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the
oven as the heat
trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels
inward. If the food is left in the oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer
portions will become overcooked or even burnt. You will become increasingly skilful
in estimating both cooking and standing times for various foods.
stir, and the like should be
Density of food
Light, porous food such as cakes and breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense
foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous
food that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle.
Height of food
cooking
The upper portion of tall food, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the
lower portion. Therefore, it is wise to turn tall food during cooking, sometimes several
the heat generated from microwaves tends to evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
such as roasts and some vegetables should either be sprinkled with water prior to cooking
or covered to retain moisture.
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks more quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
cooking bony or fatty cuts of meat that they do not cook unevenly and do not become
Since
overcooked.
Quantity of food
The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is
being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time.
Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe.
Shape of food
only about 2.cm into food, the interior portion of thick foods are
cooked as the heat generated on the outside travels inward. Only the outer edge of food in
cooked by microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
for a food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the
centre is even warm
Round thin foods and ring shaped foods cook successfully in the
Microwaves penetrate
.
microwave.
Covering
A
cover
traps heat and steam which causes food to cook more quickly.
cling film with a corner folded back to prevent splitting.
Use
a
lid
or
microwave
Browning
Meats and
poultry that are cooked fifteen minutes or longer will brown lightly in their own
fat. Food that are cooked for a shorter period of time may be brushed with a browning
sauce such as worcestershire sauce,
soy sauce or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing
colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning sauces are added to food the original
flavor of the recipe is not altered.
Covering
with
greaseproof paper
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering
because it makes
Arranging
and
a
looser
cover
than
a
lid
or
and helps food retain some heat. But
clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
spacing
Individual foods such as baked potatoes, small cakes and hors d'oeuvres will heat more
evenly if placed in the oven an equal distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
stack foods on top of one another.
times.
29
Food characteristics &
Microwave
cooking
Stirring
is one of the most important of all microwaving techniques. In conventional cooking,
food is stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved food, however, is stirred in order to
spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the outside towards the centre as the outside
of the food heats first.
Stirring
Turning
over
Placing
thicker
To Clean Your Oven
1
found in
Large, tall foods such as roasts and whole chickens should be turned so that the top and
bottom will cook evenly. It is also a good idea to turn cut up chicken and chops.
portions facing
Over
are attracted to the outside
portion of food, it makes sense to place
thicker portions of meat, poultry and fish to the outer edge of the baking dish. This way,
thicker portions will receive the most microwave energy and the food will cook evenly.
Since microwaves
Piercing
Foods enclosed in
be absorbed
by the
Testing
or
if cooked
Food cooks so quickly in a microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
are left in the microwave until
completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
poultry, are removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish
cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 5˚F (3˚C)
and 15˚F (8˚C) during standing time.
Standing
Foods
time
stand for 3 to 10 minutes after being removed from the
microwave oven. Usually the foods are covered during standing time to retain heat unless
they are supposed to be dry in texture (some cakes and biscuits, for example). Standing
allows foods to finish cooking and also helps flavor blend and develop.
are
often allowed
to
time, stains
clean
stainless steel interior. Unlike
can occur on
painted
steel interiors
the surface will not chip, rust, or corrode.
the stainless steel surface as the result of food
ovens,
water. Over
time, stains
sudsy water and
the surfaces
This is nor-mal.
can occur on
particles spattering during cooking.
scratch the
a
sponge
or
as
the result of food
with lemon
2
Keep
juice
or
vinegar.
the outside of the
oven
clean
Clean the outside of your oven with soap and water then with clean water and dry
with a soft cloth or paper towel. To prevent damage to the operating parts inside the
the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation openings. To clean
control panel, open the door to prevent oven from accidentally starting, and wipe a
oven,
damp
cloth followed
immediately by a dry cloth.
Press
STOP/CLEAR after cleaning.
3 If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the oven
with a soft cloth. This may occur when the microwave oven is
humidity conditions and
in
no
way indicates
4 The door and door seals should be
then dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE
a
kept clean.
MATERIALS,
door, wipe the panels
operated
under
Metal parts will be easier
to maintain
Use
only warm,
soapy water, rinse
SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR
if wiped
high
malfunction of the unit.
STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS.
30
soft
For stubborn soil, boil a cup (250 mL) of water in the oven for 2 or 3 minutes. Steam
will soften the soil. To get rid of odors inside the oven, boil a cup (250 mL) of water
underside
membrane are likely to burst in the oven unless they are
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods include yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
and whole vegetables and fruits.
a
shell, skin
can
a
For interior surfaces: Wash often with warm,
can be
placed over the corners or edges
of square and rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too
much foil and make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause 'arcing' in the oven.
that microwaves
has
cloth. Use only mild, non-abrasive soaps or a mild detergent. Be sure to keep the
areas clean where the door and oven frame touch when closed.
Wipe well with
Strips of aluminum foil (which block microwaves)
so
oven
other microwave
surface.
Shielding
Thick or dense foods can be elevated
and centre of the foods.
most
products splattering during cooking. This is normal.
Do not use metal scouring pads on the inside of oven cavity. They will
outwards
Elevating
Keep the inside of the oven clean
Your microwave
frequently with
a
damp cloth.
Questions &
Answers
Q What's wrong when the oven light will not
A There may be several reasons why the oven
Light
glow?
light will
Q Is it
not
glow.
A
bulb has blown
Q Does microwave energy pass
holes,
or
ports,
microwave energy
one
of the
in
two
a
microwave oven?
methods described
below
Door is not closed
A No. The
possible to pop corn
Yes, if using
are
the
allow
through
made
to
viewing
light to
screen
pass;
in the door?
they do
not
1
Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for
2
commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific
times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product.
microwave
cooking.
Prepackaged
let
through.
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
Q
Why does the beep
touched?
A The beep
sound when
tone
a
pad on
the Control Panel is
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED
tone
sounds
Q Will the microwave
A Yes Never
run
it
to
assure
oven
empty
or
that the setting is
being properly entered.
be damaged if it operates
without the glass tray.
empty?
TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
CAUTION
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
Q
A
Q
Why do eggs sometimes pop?
When baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam
build up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk
before cooking. Never microwave eggs in the shell.
time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking during
standing time. This standing time finishes cooking evenly throughout the
food. The amount of standing time depends on the density of the food.
Why is standing
A After microwave
Q
Why doesn't my oven always cook as fast as the cooking guide says?
cooking guide again to make sure you've followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, chosen to help
prevent overcooking, the most common problem in getting used to a
microwave oven. Variations in the size, shape, weight and dimensions of
the food require longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along
with the cooking guide suggestions to test food condition, lust as you
A Check your
would do with
a
conventional cooker.
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Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Warning
This
Technical
appliance must be earthed
The wires in this mains lead
following codes
BLUE
Neutral
are
MC-924JA, MC-924JLA
colored in accordance with the
Power
~
Live
BROWN
GREEN & YELLOW
230VAC/50Hz
Input
900 W
Output
~
Earth
Microwave
~
As the colors of the wires in the mains lead of this
correspond with the coloured
in your plug proceed as follows:
not
appliance may
markings identifying the terminals
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N or Colored BLACK.
Power
2450 MHz
574
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified person in
order to avoid a hazard;
32
mm(W)
X 376
mm(H)
X 505
mm(D)
Consumption
Microwave
1,300 Watts
1,300 Watts
Grill
1,250 Watts
1,350 Watts
Combination
1,550 Watts
1,700 Watts
Convection
1,550 Watts
1,700 Watts
If the
.
240VAC/50Hz
(IEC705 rating standard)
Frequency
Outside Dimension
The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED.
The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW or GREEN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E or
Specification
supplied flexible mains cord of this appliance is damaged,
be replaced using the special mains cord part number
:
2B72234L
it must
Terms of
Warranty &
Important Notice
Except for those
TERMS OF WARRANTY
terms that cannot by law be excluded, all terms other than
expressly contained in this warranty statement are excluded. To the
extent permitted by law, LG excludes all liability (whether in contract, tort or
otherwise) for any consequential, special, incidental or indirect loss or
damage including loss of profit, loss or impairment of privacy of
those
Should there be
a
defect in this
product due to
either FAULTY MATERIAL
or
WORKMANSHIP become apparent within the first 2 years from the date of
original purchase of this product.
to you
for either labour
or
(additionally
Service Centre
years. Note: This is the
Then the defect will be rectified without
materials
part
we
cost
the premises of LG or their Authorized
will cover the magnetron for an additional 3
at
conversations, work stoppage
use or
number, the date of original purchase
and invoice/sales docket number being given to the authorized service
centre when a claim under warranty is made. Purchase receipt must be
(a) damage resulted from
incorrect installation
or
misuse other than in
accordance with the operating instructions issued by the Company
consequential damage being excluded from this Warranty.
service centres to
centre
or
5. A
any
transportation both
part
are
to
an
paid by
ways to and from the authorized service
the owner if it is necessary to return the product
authorized service
charge being accepted by
connection with
6. The warranty
warranty
only applies
the
centre.
owner
for
travelling
expenses incurred in
service at the user's home.
to
the
products purchased
7. The authorized serviced agent will
in Australia.
provide service during
perform
transit to and from his
3. If the
cause
product
or
any
covered
not
for inspection and
altered.
being
or
impairment of data arising
4.
arranged
out
of the
for authorized
all after-sales and warranty service
2. The authorized service centre
(b)
Warranty being rendered invalid if the product is misused or if any
unauthorized alteration, modification, or substitution of the product is
4. Costs of
loss
1. LG ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD has
3. The
or
or
the Product.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
produced.
defaced
use
only not part and labour) Subject to:
1. Particulars of the model and serial
2. All
inability to
can
accept
no
on
its behalf.
responsibility for damage
in
premises.
parts returned
to
an
authorized service
centre
for any
by this warranty, all costs involved, including a charge
handing must be paid to the authorized service centre.
covered by the terms of this Warranty must be borne by the
charges may arise through the cost of any service all where
(a) the product is found to be in good installation, or (b) maladjustment of
user controls, or failure to follow
operating instructions, mains supply
Changes
not
owner.
Such
defects
or
external inference has occurred.
5. No retailer has
authority to vary the terms
of the above warranty.
normal business
hours, Monday to Friday.
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WARRANTY
Complete the details on this form
(purchase receipt attached).
and retain in the
event
of warranty service
being required
PURCHASER'S NAME
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
MODEL NO
SERIAL NO
DATE OF PURCHASE
INVOICE/SALES
POST CODE
DOCKET NO
RETAILER'S NAME
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
POST CODE
FOR WARRANTY SERVICE PLEASE CONTACT
LG Service
on
1800-643-156.
LG Electronics Australia
2
Wonderland Drive
Eastern Creek NSW 2766
(ABN
:
98 064 531
264)
LGEAP
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