LG | MC8289UR | LG MC8289UR Owner’s Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
MICROWAVE/GRILL/
CONVECTION OVEN
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MC8289UR
MFL40257825
www.lg.com
Precautions
Precautions to avoid possible exposure to excessive microwave energy.
When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your microwave
oven, delayed eruptive boiling 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:
You cannot operate your oven with the door open due to the safety interlocks
built into the door mechanism. These safety interlocks automatically switch off
any cooking activity when the door is opened; which in the case of a
microwave oven could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
1 Avoid using straight sided containers with narrow necks.
Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow
food or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
2 Do not overheat.
3 Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and again halfway
through the heating time.
Do not operate your oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the
oven door closes properly and that there is no damage to the: (1) door(bent),
(2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals and sealing
surfaces.
4 After heating, allow to stand in the oven for a short time, stir or shake
them(especially the contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars) again
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.
Your oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified
service personnel.
Warning
Warning
Always allow food to stand after being cooked by
microwaves and check the temperature of them
before consumption. Especially contents of feeding
bottles and baby food jars.
Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as
over cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire
and subsequent damage to your oven. Never heat
up sealed bottles or containers as they will explode.
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Precautions
Contents
Unpacking & Installing
Setting the Clock
Child Lock
Micro Power Cooking
Micro Power Level
Two Stage Cooking
Quick Start
Grill Cooking
Convection Cook ing
Combination Cooking
Auto Cook
Auto Defrost
Crispy Reheat
Defrost & Bake
Lean Roast
Heating or Reheating Guide
Fresh Vegetable Guide
Defrosting Guide
Grill Cooking Guide
Convection Cooking Guide
Important safety instructions
Read carefully and keep for future reference
Microwave-safe Utensils
Food characteristics & Microwave cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring Information/Technical Specifications
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Unpacking &
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.
Installing
Unpack your oven and place it on a flat level
surface.
HIGH RACK
GLASS TRAY
Place the oven in the level location of your choice with
more than 85cm height but make sure there is at least
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.
An exhaust outlet is located on top and on the underside of the oven,
and can emit very hot air temperatures. If the bench top is made of
timber or has a veneered finish, a shield must be placed between the
oven and the bench top to avoid it from being damaged or discolored.
Blocking the outlet can damage the oven.
LOW RACK
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A BUILT IN OVEN OR FOR
COMMERCIAL CATERING
ROTATIN G RIN G
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Press the STOP/CLEAR button, and press
the START button one time to set 30
seconds of cooking time.
Plug your oven into a standard household socket. Make
sure your oven is the only appliance connected to the
socket. If your oven does not operate properly, unplug it
from the electrical socket and then plug it back in.
The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds. When it
reaches 0 it will BEEP several times repeatedly until the door
is opened. Open the oven door and test the temperature of the water.
If your oven is operating the water should be warm.
Be careful when removing the container it may be hot.
Open your oven door by pulling the DOOR HANDLE.
Place the ROTATING RING inside the oven and place
the GLASS TRAY on top.
Fill a microwave safe container with 300 ml (1/2 pint)
of water. Place on the GLASS TRAY and close the oven
door. If you have any doubts about what type of container to
use please refer to page 35 .
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
The
The contents
contents of
of feeding
feeding bottles
bottles and
and baby
baby food
food jars
jars shall
must
be
be stirred
stirred or
or shaken
shaken and
and the
the temperature
temperature checked
checked
before
before consumption,
consumption, in
in order
order to
to avoid
avoid burns.
burns.
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Setting the
You can set either 12 hour clock or 24 hour clock.
In the following example I 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.
Clock
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier
in this book.
Plug in your oven for the first time.
"24H" appears on the display.
Press START .
When your oven is plugged in for the
first time or when power resumes after a
power cut, a ‘24H’ will be shown in the
display; you will need to re adjust the
clock.
If the clock (or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven from the electrical socket and plug
it back in to reset the clock.
(If you want to change the 12/24 hour option, turn the DIAL .
If you want to change the same option after setting the clock,
you have to unplug and plug it back in.)
Turn the DIAL until display shows “14: ”.
Press START for hour confirmation.
Turn the DIAL until display shows “14:35”.
Press START .
The clock starts counting.
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Child
Lock
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your oven has a safety feature that
prevents accidental running of the oven.
Once the child lock is set, you will be
unable to use any functions and no
cooking can take place.
However your child can still open the
oven door.
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” appears on the display and
a BEEP sound is heard.
The CHILD LOCK is now set.
The time will disappear on the display.
If any button is pressed, “L” will appear on the display
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” disappears.
You will hear a BEEP when it’s released.
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Micro Power
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook some food at 80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described
earlier in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your oven has five microwave Power
settings.
POWER
%
Power Output
HIGH
MAX
100%
900W
MEDIUM
HIGH
80%
720W
MEDIUM
60%
540W
MEDIUM LOW
40%
360W
DEFROST (
LOW
)
20%
180W
Press MICRO twice to select the 80% power.
“720” diaplay.
Turn the DIAL until display shows “5:30”.
Press START .
When cooking you can use the DIAL to increase or decrease
cooking time.
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Micro Power
Level
Your microwave oven is equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum
flexibility and control over cooking. The table below shows the examples of food
and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this microwave oven.
POWER LEVEL
MAX
USE
POWER LEVEL
(%)
POWER OUTPUT
* Boil Water
* Brown minced beef
* Cook poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
* Cook tender cuts of meat
100%
900W
MEDIUM HIGH
* All reheating
* Roast meat and poultry
* Cook mushrooms and shellfish
* Cook foods containing cheese and eggs
80%
720W
MEDIUM
* Bake cakes and scones
* Prepare eggs
* Cook custard
* Prepare rice, soup
60%
540W
MEDIUM LOW
* Melt butter and chocolate
* Cook less tender cuts of meat
40%
360W
20%
180W
HIGH
DEFROST/ (
LOW
)
* All thawing
* Soften butter & cheese
* Soften ice cream
* Raise yeast dough
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Two stage
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook some food in two stages. The first stages will cook your
food for 11 minutes on HIGH; the second will cook for 35 minutes on 360W.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
During two stage cooking the oven door
can be opened and food checked. Close
the oven door and press START and the
cooking stage will continue.
Set the power and the cooking time for stage1.
Press MICRO once to select HIGH power.
Turn the DIAL until display shows “11:00”.
At the end of stage1, the oven will BEEP
and then stage 2 commences.
Should you wish to clear the programme
press STOP/CLEAR twice.
Set the power and the cooking time for stage2.
Press MICRO four times to select 360 power.
Turn the DIAL until display shows “35:00”.
Press START.
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In the following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking on high power.
Press STOP/CLEAR .
The QUICK START feature allows you to
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
cooking with a touch of the START
button.
Press START four times to select 2 minutes on HIGH power.
The oven will start before you have finished the fourth press.
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking time by repeatedly
pressing the START button.
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Quick
Start
Grill
Cooking
Fokozat
Az automatikus felolvasztási fokozatok részletezése
In the following example I will show you how to use the grill to cook some food for 12 minutes and 30 seconds.
Étel
Marhahús
Min./Max. mennyiség
Darálthús, csontozott comb, pörkölthöz feldarabolt hús, hátszín, fartŒ, hamburger
0,1/4,0 kg
Bárányhús Hússzeletek (2,5 cm vastag), göngyölt hús
Press STOP/CLEAR .
Borjúhús
Kotlett (450 g, 1,2 cm vastag)
Csirke
Egész (2 kg alatt), mellfilé, comb
Pulyka
Mell (2,5 kg alatt)
0,1/4,0 kg
Press Grill.
This model is fitted with
Filézett, szeletelt,
egész
Hala
HEATER, so preheating is not needed.
0,1/4,0 kg
Tengeri rák, homárfarok, garnélarák, kagyló
Rákfélék
This feature will allow you to brown and
crisp food quickly.
Szeletelt barna/fehér kenyér, fehér/barna zsömle, franciakenyér, kifli
A metal tray must be placed between
the glass turntable and the grill rack, to
contain dripping, when in the grill mode.
Turn the DIAL until display shows “12:30”.
* Az automatikus felolvasztási funkció elŒnye a felolvasztási folyamat automatikus beállítása és vezérlése, azonban - a hagyományos
The grill rack(high rack) must be used
felolvasztáshoz hasonlóan - a folyamat során az ételt idŒnként ellenŒrizni kell.
during grill cooking.
* A hatékonyabb kiolvasztás érdekében a tŒkehúsról és a szárnyasokról távolítsa el az eredeti papír vagy mıanyag csomagolást.
Ha ezt nem teszi meg, a csomagolás nem engedi eltávozni a keletkezŒ gŒzt, és így az étel külsŒ részei megfŒhetnek.
* A lecsöpögŒ lé összegyıjtése érdekében a mélyhıtött ételt helyezze egy megfelelŒ üvegedénybe vagy pirító állványra.
* ElŒfordulhat, hogy a sütŒtérbŒl kivett étel közepe enyhén fagyos marad.
Press START.
* Ha a mélyhıtött étel csomagolását nehéz eltávolítani, kezdje el a kiolvasztást, majd a teljes kiolvasztási idŒ negyedének elérésekor
When
cooking you can use the DIAL to increase or decrease
állítsa le. Vegye ki az ételt és távolítsa el a csomagolást.
cooking
time.
* A kiolvasztandó kenyérszeleteket helyezze konyharuha
közé, a franciakenyeret pedig vágja ketté.
* Kiolvasztás után hagyja állni az ételt 10 percig.
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0,1/0,5 kg
In the following example I will show you how to preheat the oven at a temperature of 220°C.
1. To preheat.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The convection oven has a temperature
range of 40°C and 100°C~220°C
(180°C is automatically available when
convection mode is selected).
The general purpose of 40 degrees is for
fermenting. The fermenting process will
not be successful if the oven temperature
is over 40°C. The fermenting function
should be operated when the oven is cold.
Press CONVECTION mode.
Turn the DIAL until display shows “220°C”.
Press START.
Your oven will take a few minutes to
reach the selected temperature.
The oven will BEEP to let you know that
it has reached the correct temperature.
Then place your food in the oven and
press START to commence cooking.
Press START.
Preheating will be started with displaying “ Pr-H”.
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Convection
Cooking
Convection
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook some food at a temperature of 220°C for 50 minutes.
2. To cook.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press CONVECTION mode.
If you do not set a temperature your
oven will automatically select 180°C.
The cooking temperature can be
changed by turning the DIAL.
Turn the DIAL until display shows “ 220°C ”.
The convection rack(low rack) must be
used during convection cooking.
Press START.
Turn the DIAL until display shows "50:00"
Press START.
When cooking you can use the DIAL to increase or decrease
cooking time.
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In the following example I will show you how to program your oven with a microwave power of
20% and grill for a cooking time of 25 minutes.
1.
1. GRILL
GRILL COMBINATION.
COMBINATION.
Press
Press STOP/CLEAR.
STOP/CLEAR.
Press COMBI once.
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 more foods.
Press MICRO to select the 180 (20%) power.
You
micro power
power
Youcan
canset
set three
three kinds of micro
level(180,270
and
360W)
mode.
level(20% ,30%
and
40%) in combi mode.
Microwave Power(%)
Output Power
Microwave
Power
Category
Power(%) 180W
20
Output
Co-130
20%
W
270W
Co-240
30%
W
360W
Co-3
40%
W
Turn the DIAL until display shows “25:00”.
Press START.
When cooking you can turn the DIAL to increase or decrease the
cooking time.
Be careful when removing your food as the container will be hot!
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Combination
Cooking
Combination
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to program your oven at a microwave power of 40% and at a
convection temperature of 200 °C for a cooking time of 25 minutes.
2. CONVECTION COMBINATION.
1. GRILL COMBINATION.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press COMBI twice.
Your
Your oven
oven has
has a
a combination
combination cooking
cooking
feature
feature which
which allows
allows you
you to
to cook
cook food
food
with
with heater
heater and
and microwave
microwave at
at the
the same
same
time
time or
or alternately.
alternately. This
This generally
generally means
means
foods.
itit takes
takes less
less time
time to
to cook
cook most
your food.
You can set three kinds of micro power
The oven hasand
a temperature
range mode.
of
level(180,270
360W) in combi
100°C~ 220°C (180°C is the default
temperature ) when convection combi
Microwave Power(%)
Output Power
mode is selected.
20
180W
30
270W
40
360W
Turn the DIAL until display shows “200 °C ” .
Press MICRO to select the 360(40%) power.
Turn the DIAL until display shows “25:00”.
Press START.
When cooking you can turn the DIAL to increase or decrease the
cooking time.
Be careful when removing your food as the container will be hot!
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In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6kg of jacket potato .
Press STOP/CLEAR.
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
Press the AUTO COOK until the desired food type to be chosen,
your favorite food easily by selecting the
in this example press AUTO COOK once.
food type and entering the weight of the
“Ac -1” appears on the display.
food.
Category
Press
AUTO COOK
Jacket potato
time
Fresh vegetable
times
Frozen vegetable
times
Rice
times
Turn the DIAL until display shows “0.6kg”.
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease the cooking time by turning
the DIAL.
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Auto
Cook
Function
Auto Cook
Category
Weight Limit
Jacket Potato 0.2 ~ 1.0kg
(Ac-1)
Utensil
Metal tray
Food Temp.
Room
Instructions
Choose medium sized potatoes 200 -220g.
Wash and dry potatoes. Pierce the potatoes several times with fork. Place the
potatoes on the metal tray. Adjust weight and press start. After cooking,
remove the potatoes from the oven.
Let stand covered with foil for 5 minutes. (Do no use foil during the cooking)
CAUTION: The grill and surrounding oven will get very HOT. Use gloves.
Fresh
Vegetable
(Ac-2)
0.2 ~ 0.8kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Room
Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with plastic wrap. After cooking, stir and allow to stand.
Add amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg - 0.4kg : 2 Tablespoon
** 0.5kg - 0.8kg : 4 Tablespoon
Frozen
Vegetable
(Ac -3)
0.2 ~ 0.8kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Frozen
Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with plastic wrap. After cooking, stir and allow to stand.
Add amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg - 0.4kg : 2 Tablespoon
** 0.5kg - 0.8kg : 4 Tablespoon
Rice
(Ac-4)
0.1 ~ 0.3kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Room
Wash rice and place rice & boiling water with 1/4 to 1 teaspoon salt in a deep
and large bowl.
Weight
Water
Rice
Pasta
100g
250ml
300ml
200g
350ml
600ml
300g
480ml
900ml
Cover
Yes
No
** Rice - After cooking, stand covered for 5 minutes or until water is absorbed.
** Pasta - During the cooking, stir several times. After cooking, stand 1 or 2
minutes. Rinse pasta with cold water.
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The temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking
Thecommences.
temperaturePay
andparticular
density ofattention
food varies,
I would
the food
is checked
beforenot
cooking
to large
jointsrecommend
of meat andthat
chicken,
some
foods should
be
commences.
particular
large
jointsprogram
of meat and
chicken,
foodssmall
should
not such
be as
completelyPay
thawed
beforeattention
cooking.toThe
BREAD
is suitable
forsome
defrosting
items
completely
before
cooking.
The BREAD
programme
is suitable
for defrosting
such as
rolls or athawed
small loaf.
These
will require
a standing
time to allow
the centre
to thaw. small
In theitems
following
rolls
or a small
These
a standing
time
to allow
the centre to thaw. In the following
example
I willloaf.
show
you will
howrequire
to defrost
1.4 Kg of
frozen
poultry.
example I will show you how to defrost 1.4 Kg of frozen poultry.
Auto
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in the oven and close the
oven door.
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY defrosting programme.
Your oven has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY, FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power settings. Repeated
presses of the AUTO DEFROST
button will select a different setting.
Enter the weight of the frozen food that you are about to defrost.
Turn the DIAL until the display shows “1.4kg”.
Category
Press
CLOCK/AUTO DEFROST
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
times
BREAD
times
Press START.
During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed.
After checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
During the defrost program, the oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds are heard ) unless the
door is opened.
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The
temperature
and density
of food varies,
I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking
AUTO
WEIGHT
DEFROST
GUIDE
commences. Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be
* Food to be defrosted should be in a suitable microwave proof container and place uncovered on the glass turntable.
completely thawed before cooking. The BREAD programme is suitable for defrosting small items such as
* If or
necessary,
shield
smallwill
areas
of meat
or poultry
flat pieces
of aluminum
This
will prevent thin areas
rolls
a small loaf.
These
require
a standing
timewith
to allow
the centre
to thaw.foil.
In the
following
becoming
defrosting.
foil does
not touch the oven walls as this will cause arcing and burning.
example
I willwarm
showduring
you how
to defrostEnsure
1.4 Kgthe
of frozen
poultry.
* Separate items like minced meat and chops as soon as possible.
* When the oven BEEPS, remove the food from the microwave oven, turn the food over and return it to the microwave oven. Press start to continue. At the end
of the program, remove the food from the microwave oven, cover with foil and allow to stand until completely thawed. To thaw completely , for example joints
of meat and whole chickens should STAND for a minimum of 1 hour before cooking.
Category
Weight Limit
Meat
0.1 ~ 4.0 kg
(dEF1)
Utensil
Microwave ware
(Flat plate)
Poultry
Food
Meat
Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger
Lamb chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets(2cm)
Turn food over when the oven beeps.
After defrosting, let stand for 5-15 minutes.
(dEF2)
Fish
Poultry
Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg)
(dEF3)
Turn food over when the oven beeps.
After defrosting, let stand for 20-30 minutes.
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods
Turn food over when the oven beeps.
After defrosting, let stand for 10-20 minutes.
Bread
(dEF4)
0.1 ~ 0.5 kg
Paper towel
or flat plate
Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc.
Separate slices and place between paper towel or flat plate.
Turn food over when the oven beeps.
After defrosting, let stand for 1-2 minutes.
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In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.3kg of "Roasted Meat ".
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Crispy reheat allows you to heat your
favorite food easily by selecting the food
type and entering the weight of food by
turn the wheel dial.
Category
Press Crispy Reheat once.
Press
Crispy reheat
Roasted Meat
time
Lasagna
times
Bread
times
Pie
times
Turn the DIAL until display shows "0.3kg".
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease the cooking time by turning
the DIAL.
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Crispy
Reheat
Category
Roasted Meat
Quantity
0.2-0.6kg
(Cr-1)
Lasagna
Low Rack
FOOD
TEMP.
Slice each SLHFHRI roasted PHDWWR under 2.5cm
of thickness. Place food on the low rack.
After cooking, remove from the oven allow to stand.
Place leftover lasagna on the low rack.
And do same as above.
Heatproof glass dish
on the low rack
Refrigerated
0.1-0.3kg
Low Rack
Frozen
0.2-0.6kg
Heatproof glass dish
on the low rack
(Cr-3)
Pie
(Cr-4)
Instructions
Refrigerated
0.2-0.8kg
(Cr-2)
Bread
Utensil
Refrigerated
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Place frozen baguette or croissant
on the low rack. Brush baguettes with
milk or water.
And do same as above.
Place leftover pie on the low rack.
And do same as above.
In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6 kg of "Quiche".
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press Defrost & Bake once.
Defrost & Bake allows you to cook most
of your favorite food easily by selecting
the food type and entering the weight of
food by turn the dial.
Turn the DIAL until display shows “0.6kg”.
Category
Press
Defrost & Bake
Quiche
time
Lasagna
times
Tart
times
Press START.
Chicken Pieces
times
When cooking you can increase or decrease the cooking time by turning
the DIAL.
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Defrost &
Bake
Category
Quiche
Quantity
0.3~0.6kg
(db-1)
Lasagna
0.3~0.6kg
(db-2)
Tart
(db-3)
Chicken Pieces
(db-4)
0.1~0.6kg
0.2~0.8kg
Utensil
Heatproof
glass dish
on the low
rack
Heatproof
glass dish
on the low
rack
Heatproof
glass dish
on the low
rack
High Rack
FOOD
TEMP.
Instructions
Frozen
1 pie crust pastry
140g Onions
3 slices of Bacon
3 eggs
300g whipping cream
120g milk
120g grated cheese
Saute the chopped onion and bacon in a frying pan.
Mix eggs, whipping cream, milk, and grated cheese.
Place the crust onto the crispy tray and prick the surface with a fork.
Put the onion and bacon onto the crust and pour the mixture.
Frozen
1.Remove the cover and place on the low rack.
2.After cooking, stand for 2 minutes.
Frozen
1.Remove "Tart" from package and place on the low rack.
2.After cooking, stand for 2 minute.
Frozen
1.Wash and dry skin. Brush the chicken pieces with oil.
2.Place the "Chicken pieces "on the low rack, put
a plate under the low rack for dripping juice.
3.When the oven beeps, turn food over.
4.After cooking, stand covered with aluminum foil
for 2 minutes.
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In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6kg of "Beef ".
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Lean Roast allows you to cook your
favorite food easily by selecting the food
type and entering the weight of food by
turn the dial.
Category
Press Lean Roast once.
Press
Lean Roast
Beef
time
Pork
times
Chicken
times
Lamb
times
Turn the DIAL until display shows “0.6kg”.
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease the cooking time by turning
the DIAL.
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Lean
Roast
Category
Beef
Quantity
Utensil
0.5~1.5kg Low Rack
FOOD
TEMP.
Instructions
Refrigerated
1.Brush beef with melted butter or oil and season as desired.
2.Place beef with fat side up on the low rack with a dripping
dish below.
3.Choose the menu and adjust weight, and press start.
4.After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes.
Refrigerated
1.Trim excess fat from pork. Brush pork with and season
as desired.
2.Place pork with fat side up on the low rack with a
dripping dish below.
3.Choose the menu and adjust weight, and press start.
4.After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes.
Refrigerated
1.Brush chicken with melted butter or oil and season as desired.
2.Place chicken with breast side up on the low rack with a
dripping dish below.
3.Choose the menu and adjust weight, and press start.
4.When WKHRYHQEHHSV turn food RYHUDQG then press start to
continue cooking.
5.After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes.
(Lr-1)
Pork
0.5~1.5kg Low Rack
(Lr-2)
Chicken
0.8~1.8kg Low Rack
(Lr-3)
Lamb
(Lr-4)
0.5~1.5kg Low Rack
Refrigerated
1.Brush lamb with melted butter or oil and season as desired.
2.Place lamb with fat side up on the low rack with a dripping
dish below.
3.Choose the menu and adjust weight, and press start.
4.After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes.
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To heat or reheat successfully in the microwave, it is important to follow several guidelines. Measure the amount of
Food in order to determine the time to reheat. Arrange the food I a circular pattern for best results. Room temperature
Food will heat faster than refrigerated food. Canned foods should be taken out of the can and placed in a microwavable
container. The food will be heated more evenly if covered with a microwavable lid or vented plastic wrap. Remove
cover carefully to prevent steam burns. Use the following chart as a guide for reheating cooked food.
Food
Sliced meat
3 slices
(0.5cm thick)
Chicken pieces
1 breast
1 leg and thigh
Fish fillet
(170 ~ 230g)
Lasagne
1serving(300g)
Casserole
1 cup
4 cups
Casserole
cream or cheese
1 cup
4 cups
Sloppy Joe or
Barbecued beef
1 sandwich
(1/2 cup meat filling)
without bun
Cook time
(minutes/at HIGH)
1~2
11/2 ~ 2
2 ~ 31/2
1~2
4~6
11/2
41/2
~3
~7
Food
Special Instructions
Place sliced meat on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Note : Gravy or sauce helps to keep meat juicy.
Place chicken pieces on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Place fish on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Place lasagne on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
1 ~ 21/2
31/2 ~ 6
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Baked beans
1 cup
11/2 ~ 21/2
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Ravioli pasta in sauce
1 cup
4 cups
11/2 ~ 3
61/2 ~ 9
Rice
1 cup
4 cups
1 ~ 11/2
21/2 ~ 4
Sandwich roll or bun
1 roll
15 ~ 30
seconds
Plated meal
(1 serving)
Meat 125g,
Mashed potato 150g
Carrot, cooked 150g
1 ~ 21/2
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Special Instructions
5~7
(at 540W)
Soup
1 serving(230g)
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Cook time
(minutes/at HIGH)
Mashed potatoes
350g
Vegetables
1 cup
4 cups
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Heating or Reheating
Guide
11/2 ~ 21/2
4~6
11/2 ~ 2
9 ~ 14
(at 540W)
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Wrap in paper towel and place on glass tray.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
COOK covered in microwavable dinner plate.
Fresh Vegetable
Guide
Food
Cook time
Quantity (minutes/at HIGH)
Instructions
Artichokes
(230g each)
2 medium
4 medium
41/2 ~ 7
10 ~ 12
Asparagus,
Fresh, Spears
450g
3~6
Add 1 cup water. Cover
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Green beans
450g
6 ~ 10
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Beats, Fresh
450g
10 ~ 14
Food
Trim. Add 2 tsp water and 2 tsp juice.
Cover. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Rearrange halfway through
cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Cook time
Quantity (minutes/at HIGH)
Instructions
Place mushrooms in 1.5 litre covered
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Mushrooms,
Fresh, Sliced
230g
11/2 ~ 21/2
Parsnips, Fresh,
Sliced
450g
6~8
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Peas, Green,
Fresh
4 cups
6~9
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
5~9
9 ~ 13
Pierce potatoes several times with fork.
Place on 2 paper towels. Turn over
halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Sweet Potatoes 2 medium
Whole baking 4 medium
(170 ~ 230g
each)
Broccoli, Fresh,
Spears
300g
31/2 ~ 4
Place broccoli in baking dish. Add 1/4
cup water. Stand for 2 minutes.
Cabbage,
Fresh,
Chopped
450g
7~9
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
White
potatoes,
Whole baking
(170 ~ 230g)
2 potatoes
4 potatoes
51/2 ~ 71/2
91/2 ~ 14
Pierce potatoes several times with fork.
Place on 2 paper towels. Turn over
halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Carrots, Fresh,
Sliced
200g
2~3
Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Spinach, Fresh,
Leaf
450g
6~8
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Cauliflower,
Fresh, Whole
450g
5~7
Trim. Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Courgette,
Fresh,
Sliced
450g
41/2 ~ 71/2
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Corn, Fresh
2 ears
4~8
Husk. Add 2 tbsp water in 1.5 litre
baking dish. Cover.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Courgette,
Fresh,
Whole
450g
6~9
Pierce. Place on 2 paper towels. Turn
courgette over and rearrange halfway
through cooking.
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Defrosting
Guide
Defrosting meats tips & techniques
You can defrost meats in their original wrapping as long as no metal is present. Remove any metal rings, twist ties, wire or foil.
Place meat in a microwavable plate to catch juices. Defrost meats only as long as necessary. Separate items like chops, sausages and bacon as soon as
possible. Remove defrosted portions and continue to defrost remaining pieces. Whole pieces of meat are ready for standing time as soon as a fork can be
pushed into the centre of the meat using moderate pressure. The centre will still be icy. Allow to stand until completely thawed.
Quantity
Defrosting Time
(minutes)
Standing Time
(minutes)
BEEF
Minced beef
500g
6~8
5 ~ 10
Steak, sirloin
500g
4~6
5 ~ 10
Roast, loin (boneless)
1000g
12 ~ 15
10 ~ 15
POULTRY
Whole chicken
Breasts
Drumsticks
Thighs
Wings
1000g
450g
450g
450g
450g
16 ~ 19
5~7
8~9
8~9
6~8
10 ~ 15
5 ~ 10
5 ~ 10
5 ~ 10
5 ~ 10
FISH & SEAFOOD
Whole fish
Fish fillets
shrimp
450g
500g
250g
6~8
7~9
4~6
5 ~ 10
5 ~ 10
5 ~ 10
Food
Instructions
Remove wrapping from the meat.
Place frozen meat on a microwavable flat plate. Defrost at 40% power level.
Turn food over after halfway through defrosting.
(Remove defrosted portions at this point)
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Grill Cooking
Guide
Directions for grilling meat in Grill mode.
Trim excess fat from meat. Cut fat, making sure you do not cut into the lean.
(This will stop the fat curling.)
Arrange on the rack. Brush with melted butter or oil.
Halfway through, turn the meat over.
Food
Cook time
Quantity (minutes/at HIGH)
50g x 2
100g x 2
11 ~ 14
17 ~ 21
Beef steaks
(2.5cm (1”) thick)
230g x 2
Rare
230g x 2
Medium
230g x 2
Well
16 ~ 18
19 ~ 21
23 ~ 25
Beef burgers
230g x 2
Lamb chops
(2.5cm (1”) thick)
22 ~ 29
Sausages
(frank)
11 ~ 14
230g x 2
Directions for grilling fish and seafood
Place fish and seafood on the rack or a shallow tray. Whole fish should be
scored diagonally on both sides before grilling.
Brush fish and seafood with melted butter, margarine or oil before and during
cooking. This helps stop the fish drying out. Grill for times recommended in
the chart. Whole fish and fish steaks should be carefully turned over
halfway grilling time. If desired thick fillets can also be turned halfway.
Instructions
Food
Quantity
Cook time
(minutes/at HIGH)
Baste with oil or melted butter.
Thin items should be placed on the rack.
Thick items can be placed on to a drip
tray.
Turn food over after halfway cooking
time.
Turn frequently.
Fish fillets
1cm (1/3”) thick
1.5cm (1/2”) thick
230g
230g
11 ~ 14
17 ~ 21
Fish steaks
2.5cm (1”) thick
230g
18 ~ 23
225~350g each
400g
18 ~ 23
22 ~ 32
Allow extra time for thick and oily
fish.
450g
450g
16 ~ 20
16 ~ 20
Baste well during cooking.
Whole fish
Scallops
Prawns uncooked
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Instructions
Brush with melted butter and turn
over halfway through cooking.
Convection
Cooking Guide
Preheat the oven to the desired temperature. Follow the times and instructions in the table.
After cooking, the surrounding oven will get very HOT. USE OVEN GLOVES.
Food
Quantity
Convection
Temperature
Cook Time
(minutes)
Instructions
Muffins
(fresh dough)
6 pieces
(each 60g)
200°C
20 ~ 25
Prepare the dough. Place on the rack.
Allow to stand for 5 minutes.
Bread Rolls
(ready baked)
4 pieces
(each 50g)
180°C+180W
(WITHOUT PREHEATING)
8 ~ 10
Arrange rolls on the rack.
Allow to stand for 3 minutes.
White bread
(Fresh dough)
1 loaf
(approx.500 ~ 750g)
200°C
20 ~ 50
or until browned
Sponge cake
(Fresh dough)
1 pan
(450 ~ 500g)
180°C
25 ~ 40
Prepare the dough. Put into a 8-inch diameter round tin pan.
Place on the glass tray. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.
Fruit family
cake
1 pan
(1000 ~ 1200g)
160°C+180W
40 ~ 60
Prepare the dough. Put into a 8 or 9-inch diameter round tin pan. Place on the
rack. Bake until skewer inserted into the cake is removed clean.
Allow to stand for 10 minutes.
Fresh pizza
1 pan
(approx. 1000g)
200°C
25 ~ 40
Prepare the pizza. Place on the rack.
Allow to stand for 2 minutes.
400g
220°C
18 ~ 25
Remove the packages. Place on the rack.
Allow to stand for 2 minutes.
Frozen pizza
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Prepare the dough. Place on the glass tray.
Allow to stand for 10 minutes.
Convection
Temperature
Cook Time
(minutes)
300g
200°C+360W
(WITHOUT PREHEATING)
18 ~ 25
Put into a suitable sized heat proof dish.
Place on the rack. Allow to stand for 2-3 minutes.
Frozen spring
rolls
300g
230°C
35 ~ 50
Brush over the surface with vegetable oil.
Place spring rolls side by side on the rack. Allow to stand for 1-2 minutes.
Potato gratin
1000g
140°C+540W
(WITHOUT PREHEATING)
14 ~ 18
Prepare the potato gratin.
Place on the rack. Allow to stand for 2-3 minutes.
Roast beef
1000g
160°C+540W
(WITHOUT PREHEATING)
30 ~ 45
Place roast lamb on a heat proof glass dish and then onto the glass tray.
Turn over half way through the cooking time.
Allow to stand for 10-15 minutes with cover.
Roast lamb
1000g
160°C+540W
(WITHOUT PREHEATING)
34 ~ 48
Place roast pork on a heat proof glass dish and then onto the glass tray.
Turn over half way through the cooking time.
Allow to stand for 10-15 minutes with cover.
Roast chicken
1000g
200°C+540W
(WITHOUT PREHEATING)
32 ~ 47
Place on the rack. Turn over half way through the cooking time.
Allow to stand for 2-5 minutes with cover.
Food
Quantity
Frozen ready
meal (Macaroni
& cheese)
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Instructions
WARNING
Please ensure cooking times are correctly
set as over cooking may result in FIRE and
subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN.
Important safety instructions
Read carefully and keep for future reference
1 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 service technician.
2 Do not operate the oven when empty. It is best to leave a glass of water in
the oven when not in use. The water will safely absorb all microwave
energy, if the oven is accidentally started.
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
wet newspapers, clothes, toys, pets or portable electric devices, etc.)
4 Do not cook food wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book contains
instructions, for the food you are cooking.
5 Do not use newspaper in place of paper towels for cooking.
6 Do not use 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
serious damage. Instructions when using foil must be followed to avoid 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
cause microwave energy leakage.
8 Do not use 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 it to shatter 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.
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12 Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes, apples or any such fruit or
vegetable.
13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg which
will burst.
14 Do not attempt deep fat frying in your oven.
15 Remove the plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting. Note
though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film, for
heating or cooking. Condensation can build up in the door as a result of
overcooking. this is not a defect. Reduce the cooking power or cooking times.
The condensation will dry after some time.
16 If the oven door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be
operated until it has been repaired by a qualified service technician.
17 If smoke is observed, switch off or disconnect the oven from the power
supply and keep the oven door closed in order to stifle any flames.
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.
19 Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when adequate
instructions have been given so that the child is able to use the oven in a
safe way and understands the hazards of improper use.
20 Liquids or other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they
are liable to explode.
21 Do not operate the oven, if the door seals and adjacent parts of the
microwave oven are faulty, until the oven has been repaired by a qualified
service technician.
22 Check the utensils are suitable for use in microwave ovens before use.
23 Do not touch the oven door, outer cabinet, rear cabinet, oven cavity,
accessories and dishes 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
Read carefully and keep for future reference
37 The ability to disconnect the main power should be achieved by having
the plug accessible or by incorporation a switch in the fixed wiring in
accordance with the wiring rules.
24 Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens.
25 When heating food in plastic or paper containers, keep an eye on the
oven due to the possibility of ignition.
38 Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to clean the
oven door glass since they can scratch the surface, which may result in
shattering of the glass.
26 If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug the appliance and keep the
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
27 Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed eruptive boiling,
therefore care must be taken when handing the container.
39 This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
40 If the 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 of moisture.
28 The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars must be stirred or
shaken and the temperature checked before consumption, in order to
avoid burns. Never heat up sealed jars, cans, or bottles of any kind as
they will explode and cause injury or damage.
29 Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs should not be heated in
microwave ovens since they may explode, even after microwave heating
has ended.
WARNING: If the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not
be operated until it has been repaired by a qualified
person.
30 Details for cleaning door seals, cavities and adjacent parts.
31 The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits removed.
32 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.
WARNING: It is hazardous for anyone other than a qualified person
to carry out any service or repair operation that involves
the removal of a cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy.
33 Only use the temperature probe recommended for this oven (for
appliances having a facility to use a temperature-sensing probe).
WARNING: Liquids and other foods must not be heated in sealed
containers since they are liable to explode.
34 If heating elements are provided, during use the appliance becomes hot.
Care should be taken to avoid touching heating elements inside the
oven.
35 The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm
persons without supervision.
36 This appliance is intended for a bench top location. it is not suitable for
a built in application.
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WARNING: Only allow children to use the oven without supervision
when adequate instructions have been given so that the
child is able to use the oven in a safe way and understands
the hazards of improper use.
WARNING: Accessible parts may become hot during use. Young
children should be kept away.
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils in your
microwave oven
Paper
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 cause arcing or fires when used in the microwave 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
oven. However, some may contain materials that render them unsuitable as
microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about a particular utensil, there’s a
simple way to find out if it can be used in your microwave oven.
Place the utensil in question next to a glass bowl filled with water in the microwave
oven. Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does
not change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use in 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
checklist.
Plastic cooking bags
Provided they are made specially for cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe.
However, be sure to make a slit in the bag so that steam can escape. Never use
ordinary plastic bags for cooking in your microwave oven, as they will melt and
rupture.
Plastic microwave cookware
A variety of shapes and sizes of microwave cookware are available. For the most
part, you can probably use items you already have on hand rather than investing in
new kitchen equipment.
Dinner plates
Pottery, stoneware and ceramic
Many kinds of dinner-ware are microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
manufacturer’s literature or perform the microwave test.
Containers made of these materials are usually fine for use in your microwave oven,
but they should be tested to be sure.
Glassware
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of
oven tempered glass cookware. However, do not use delicate glassware, such as
tumblers or wine glasses, as these might shatter as the food warms.
CAUTION
Some items with high lead or iron content are not suitable for cooking
utensils.
Utensils should be checked to ensure that they are suitable for use in
microwave ovens.
Plastic storage containers
These can be used to hold foods that are to be quickly reheated. However, they
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the oven as hot
foods will eventually warp or melt plastic containers.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Moisture content of food
Keeping an eye on things
Since 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.
The recipes in the book have been formulated with great care, but your success in
preparing them depends on how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks.
Always watch your food while it cooks. Your microwave oven is equipped with a
light that turns on automatically when the oven is in operation so that you can see
inside and check the progress of your food. Directions given in recipes to elevate,
stir, and the like should be thought of as the minimum steps recommended. If the
food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary adjustments you think
appropriate to correct the problem.
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
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.
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.
Shape of food
Microwaves penetrate only about 2.cm into food, the interior portion of thick foods are
cooked as the heat generated on the outside travels inward. Only the outer edge of food in
cooked by microwave energy; the rest is cooked by heat 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
microwave.
Covering
A cover traps heat and steam which causes food to cook more quickly. Use a lid or
microwave cling film with a corner folded back to prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and poultry that are cooked fifteen minutes or longer will brown lightly in their own
fat. 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
flavour of the recipe is not altered.
Density of food
Covering with greaseproof paper
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.
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering and helps food retain some heat. But
because it makes a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
Arranging and spacing
Height of food
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.
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
times.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
To Clean Your Oven
Stirring
Stirring is one of the most important of all microwaving techniques. In conventional cooking,
food is stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved food, however, is stirred in order to
spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the outside towards the centre as the outside
of the food heats first.
1 Keep the inside of the oven clean
Food spatters or spilled liquids stick to oven walls and between seal and door
surface. It is best to wipe up spillovers with a damp cloth right away. Crumbs and
spillovers will absorb microwave energy and lengthen cooking times. Use a damp
cloth to wipe out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is important to
keep this area clean to assure a tight seal. Remove greasy spatters with a soapy cloth
then rinse and dry. Do not use harsh detergent or abrasive cleaners. The glass tray
can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher.
Turning over
Large, tall foods such as roasts and whole chickens should be turned so that the top and
bottom will cook evenly. It is also a good idea to turn cut up chicken and chops.
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
Since microwaves are attracted to the outside portion of food, it makes sense to place
thicker portions of meat, poultry and fish to the outer edge of the baking dish. This way,
thicker portions will receive the most microwave energy and the food will cook evenly.
Shielding with Aluminium Foil
2 Keep the outside of the oven clean
Strips of aluminium foil (which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or edges
of square and rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too
much foil and make sure the foil is well away from the walls or roof of the oven and that it is
secured to the dish or it may cause ‘arcing’ in the oven.
Clean the outside of your oven with soap and water then with clean water and dry
with a soft cloth or paper towel. To prevent damage to the operating parts inside the
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation openings. To clean
control panel, open the door to prevent oven from accidentally starting, and wipe a
damp cloth followed immediately by a dry cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after cleaning.
Elevating
Thick or dense foods can be elevated so that microwaves can be absorbed by the underside
and centre of the foods.
Piercing
3 If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the oven door, wipe the panels
Foods enclosed in a shell, skin or membrane are likely to burst in the oven unless they are
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods include yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
and whole vegetables and fruits.
with a soft cloth. This may occur when the microwave oven is operated under high
humidity conditions for a long period of time and in no way indicates a malfunction
of the unit.
Testing 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 50F (30C)
and 150F (80C) during standing time.
4 The door and door seals should be kept clean. Use only warm, soapy water, rinse
then dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR
STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS.
Metal parts will be easier to maintain if wiped frequently with a damp cloth.
Standing time
Foods are often allowed to 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 flavour blend and develop.
5 Do not use any steam cleaner.
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Questions &
Answers
Q What’s wrong when the oven light will not glow?
A There may be several reasons why the oven light will not glow.
Light bulb has blown
Door switches may have malfunctioned, or the unit is not in operation.
Q Is it possible to pop corn in a microwave oven?
A Yes, if using one of the two methods described below
1. Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for microwave cooking.
2. Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific
times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product.
Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing screen in the door?
A No. The holes, or ports, are made to allow light to pass; they do not let
microwave energy through.
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
Q Why does the beep tone sound when a pad on the Control Panel is
touched?
A The beep tone sounds to assure that the setting is being properly entered.
Q Will the microwave oven be damaged if it operates empty?
A Yes Never run it empty or without the glass tray.
CAUTION
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
Q Why do eggs sometimes pop?
A When baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam
build up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk
before cooking. Never microwave eggs in the shell.
Q Why doesn’t my oven always cook as fast as the cooking guide says?
A Check your cooking guide again to make sure you’ve followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, chosen to help
prevent overcooking, the most common problem in getting used to 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, just as you
would do with a conventional cooker.
Q Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
A After microwave cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking during
standing time. This standing time finishes cooking evenly throughout the
food. The amount of standing time depends on the density of the food.
Q Fan may continue to operate after using the microwave oven. Is this
a malfunction?
A No. ‘Auto Cooling System’ operates to ensure that the fan automatically
operates for the consumer’s safety if interior temperature of the microwave
oven is more than appropriate values after cooking is completed.
it will automatically turn off when the cavity has adequately cooled.
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Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Technical Specification
WARNING
MC8289UR
This appliance must be earthed
Power Input
Output
Microwave Frequency
The wires in this mains lead are colored in accordance with the
following codes
BLUE ~ Neutral
BROWN ~ Live
GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth
Power Consumption
Microwave
Grill
Combination
Convection
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may
not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your plug proceed as follows:
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N or Colored BLACK.
367 mm(W) X 238 mm(H) X 361 mm(D)
Outside Dimension
534 mm(W) X 321 mm(H) X 460 mm(D)
17.7 Kg
Shipping weight
The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW or GREEN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E or
.
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;
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1350 watt
1250 watt
max. 2050 watt
max. 2050 watt
Cavity Dimension
Net weight
The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED.
230/240V ~ 50 Hz
900 W (IEC60705 rating standard)
2450 MHz
22.0 Kg
LGEAP
Printed in China
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