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MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MS-192W
Oven Parts &
Control Panel
Watt
90
Defrost
Front
Viewing
plate
360
1
window
600
Door seal
Max
01
kg
02
60
Control
panel
50
03
2
40
30
0
20
10
05
Safety
Glass
lock
system
MS-192W
tray
Roller rest
Power selector
Allows selection of desired power.
Timer
permits selection
2
of the desired
cooking
time.
Precautions
Precautions to avoid
The
oven
cannot be
operated
with the door open due to the
built in the door mechanism which switch off
is
opened. Operating
the
oven
interlocks
not to
important
place any object
between the
or
cleaner residue to accumulate
oven
1. Remove all
2. Place the
The side of the
on
prevent this
1. Avoid
sauces
and
delayed eruptive boiling
This could result in
bubbling.
level surface
oven
should be
a
minimum of 85cm above the floor with
rear
kept
space to allow
clear
so
adequate ventilation.
there is air flow for ventilation.
should be at least 8cm from the
edge of
a
An exhaust outlet is located
3.
on
top
or
side of the
oven.
Blocking the outlet can damage the oven.
Plug your oven into a standard voltage household
electrical circuit is at least 10 amps and that the
outlet. Ensure that the
oven
is the
only appliance
the circuit.
catering purposes.
beverages in your
can occur
sudden boil
the surface to
prevent tipping.
NOTE: This appliance should not be used for commercial
heating liquids, e.g. soups,
microwave oven,
materials and accessories.
oven
The front of the
on
When
packing
oven on a
at least 30cm above and 10cm
front face and the door
Warning
to excessive microwave energy.
Installation
tamper with the door
sealing surfaces. Do not
the
oven
if
it
is
It
is
operate
particularly important that the oven
damaged.
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.
The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified
service personnel.
or
allow soil
safety
functions when the door
with the door open could result in harmful
exposure to microwave energy. It is
mechanism. Do not
cooking
possible exposure
over
without evidence of
of the hot
liquid.
To
steps should be taken:
the
possibility
following
using straight-sided containers with
narrow
necks.
2. Do not overheat.
3. Stir the
liquid
before
placing the container
in the
oven
and
again
halfway through the heating time.
4. After
heating,
allow to stand in the
the contents (especially
check the
feeding
temperature before
oven
for
bottles and
a
short time. Stir
baby foods)
and
or
shake
carefully
use.
3
Precautions
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Do not
the
if the
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operate the
oven
oven
Do not
oven
when not in
is
dry
when
accidentally
empty. It is best
The water will
use.
to leave
a
glass of
water in
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started.
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clothes in the microwave
may become carbonized
They
oven.
Do not cook food
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in paper
instructions for the food you
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Do not
the
wooden containers.
oven
for
are
use
drying
towels, unless your cook book contains
cooking.
kitchen towels
or
paper
products. They
may
burn.
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Do not
use
?
Do not
use
?
Allow the turntable to cool before
may
?
cause
recycled
products
paper
sparks and/or
may heat up and char.
They
since
they
fires when used in
may contain
cooking.
Small amounts of food
require
may overheat and burn.
allowed
they
cooking, pierce the skin
shorter
cooking
of fruit and
or
outlet
?
Before
?
Do not cook eggs in their shell.Pressure will build up inside the egg which
vegetables.
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will burst.
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Do not
?
Remove the
attempt deep fat frying in your
oven.
though
that in
some cases
heating
cooking,
The appliance is not
or
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without
do not
4
as
play
cooking
food should be covered with
defrosting. Note
plastic film, for
or
detailed in microwave cook books.
intended for
supervision; Young
with the
from food before
use
by young
children should be
appliance.
children and infirm persons
supervised
to
ensure
that
they
or
so
disconnect the
or
oven
from the power
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
cooked in
disposable containers of plastic, paper or
oven frequently due to the possibility
materials, check the
is
supplied
that it is not
from
a
cord extension set
set
subject
Liquids or other foods must
they are liable to explode.
to
on
electrical
splashing
or an
electrical
portable outlet
or
ingress of
portable
device must be
moisture.
not be heated in sealed containers since
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.
If the
oven
door and door seal
operated until it
?
plastic wrapping
oven
Warning
time. If normal
?
the
device, the cord extension
positioned
?
heating
ignition.
appliance
If the
cleaning.
times
are
impurities which
keep
When food is heated
of
long.
wrapped
observed, switch off
and
other combustible
or
burned if heated too
?
If smoke is
supply
absorb all microwave energy
safely
Do not
attempt
the
door,
the
oven.
has been
to
control
are damaged, the oven must not be
repaired by a qualified service technician.
tamper with,
panel, safety
or
make any
adjustments or repairs to
interlock switches or any other part of
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. Repair should only
be undertaken by a qualified service technician.
Utensils should be checked to
following
ensure
that
chart summarises the proper
they are suitable for use in the microwave
use of cooking utensils in your oven:
Cooking utensils
glass, glass ceramic
Ceramic, china
oven,
yes
not use china with
or
Metal cookware
silver
aluminum
in the
trim.)
oven.
please
For
more
foil, skewers,
recipe,
the interior
glass
Consult your
yes
Plastic wrap
yes
Paper (cup, plates, towels)
yes
Straw, wicker and wood
on
the proper
use
of metal in your
or
utensils
containing
metal in the
use
of
is
specified
object and
immediately.
oven
allow at least 2.5cm clearance between the metal
oven
wall. If
arcing (sparks)
occurs,
remove
NOTE:
no
plastic
information
read the introduction section in the cookbook. If the
no
Non-heat resistant
Microwave
microwave
yes
(Do
gold
Utensils
4. Metal utensils and utensils with metallic trim should not be used in the
Microwave
Heat resistant
Cooking
oven.The
cookbook, individual recipes, and charts for
cooking containers, products,
correct
use
of
and other useful information.
NOTE:
?
no
Care should be taken when
removing utensils or the glass turntable, as they
during cooking.
thermometer that is designed or recommended for use in the
may become hot
?
1. Most
glass, glass ceramic,
and heat resistant
glassware
excellent. Those with metal trim should not be used in
2.
Paper napkins, towels, plates,
the microwave
3.
Only
use a
microwave
Microwave
utensils
are
microwave
cups, cartons, and cardboard
can
oven.
Ensure the turntable is in
place when
you
operate the
oven.
oven.
be used in
recycled paper products since they may
contain impurities which may cause sparks and/or fires when used in
cooking. (Consult your cookbook for correct use of these products.)
Plastic dishes, cups, freezer bags, and plastic wraps may be used in the
microwave
given
oven.
oven.
Do not
a
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use
Follow the manufacturer's instructions
in the cookbook when
using plastics in
or
the information
the microwave
oven.
5
Other
Helpful
For best results and
Instructions
For Best Results:
1. When
determining the time for a particular food, begin by using minimum
checking condition occasionally. It is easy to overcook food
because microwaves cook very quickly.
Small quantities of food, or foods with low water content may dry out and
become hard if cooked too long.
time and
2.
Defrosting
Frozen Foods:
1. Foods that have been frozen
placed directly in the oven for thawing.
or wraps.)
2. Defrost according to the Defrosting Tips found in this Manual.
3. For areas of the food thawing faster than others, cover with small pieces of
aluminium foil. This helps slow down or stop the defrosting process.
4. Some foods should not be completely thawed
before cooking. For
fish
cooks
so
that
it
is
sometimes
better
to begin cooking
example,
quickly
while still slightly frozen.
5.It may be necessary to increase or decrease the cooking time in some
recipes, depending on the starting temperature of the foods.
(Be certain
to
remove
can
be
any metallic ties
NOTE:
Air from the vent may become
6
warm
during cooking.
more
enjoyable cooking, please read these comments thoroughly.
Cleaning &
Care
BE SURE THE OVEN IS TURNED OFF BEFORE CLEANING.
Keep
the
As
general
a
oven
interior surfaces clean and
rule clean after each
DOOR
The door and door seals should be
dry.
use.
INTERIOR WALLS
oven using a
particularly well cleaned to ensure the door
will close properly. Remove any grease splashes with a soapy cloth then rinse
and dry. Do not use abrasives which may scratch and damage the painted
cloth. This
surface of the
area
kept clean
dry thoroughly.
at all times. Use
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE
MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR
only
warm,
STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS.
Remove any crumbs and food remains between the door and
damp
soapy water to rinse then
has to be
oven.
Metal
to maintain if
damp
cloth.
spill water
damp cloth.
in the
wiped frequently
with
a
EXTERIOR
Clean with mild soap and
dry
NEVER POUR WATER INTO THE OVEN
parts will be easier
with
a
warm
soft cloth. Do not
use
water, rinse and
abrasive materials. Do not
vents. If the power lead becomes soiled
wipe
it with
a
ROLLER REST
The roller rest should be removed and cleaned in hot soapy water at least
a
week to
grease
once
prevent
restricting
the rotation of the wheels.
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Operating
Procedure
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MICROWAVE COOKING
See page 3.
1.
Open
the
the
oven
Press the door opener to check the
cooking condition during oven operation.
during cooking automatically turns off the oven and stops
the timer. If cooking is to continue, close the door the oven will turn on and
the timer will resume counting.
Opening
the door
-
oven
door, place the food
on
the turntable in the oven, and close
door.
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2. Set the power selector
( )
to the desired power level. There
levels from 90 Watts to
max.
The power selector
be set to any
can
one
of these
are
five power
WEIGHT DEFROST COOKING
positions.
See page 3.
(Watt)
?
max
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600
?
360
The turntable may rotate in either direction.
Defrosting frozen food is one of the benefits of
using a microwave oven is much faster than in
Check the
defrost
?
turning
?90
it
food,
over
at least
to the desired
( )
cooking starts.
lamp is turned off.
and
time. The turntable
cooking
cooking
At the end of
time the bell will
to rotate
begins
ring, and
the
Each number
on
the scale
represents one minute. To
it is advisable to turn the timer knob
and then back to the
8
NOTE:
The
oven
the scale
Note:
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during defrosting.
( ) to set the defrosting mode. ( )
( ) clockwise to set the weight (kg) of food.
once
1. Turn the power select knob
2. Turn the timer knob
3. Set the timer
microwave
oven. Defrosting
refrigerator and safer than
at room temperature, as it does not promote the growth of harmful bacteria.
It is important to remember that defrosting takes longer than normal cooking.
a
the
ensure
accurate
slightly past the desired cooking
proposed setting.
timing,
time
starts
working
as soon as
represents one kg.
the timer knob is turned. Each number
on
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 needed to reheat.
Arrange the food in 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
carefully to prevent steam burns.
Use the following chart as a
Cook time
Item
a microwavable lid or vented plastic wrap.
guide for reheating cooked food.
Special Instructions
Remove cover
Cook time
Item
(at HIGH)
Sliced meat
3 slices
Mashed
potatoes
1 cup
2~31G2minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
4 cups
6~81G2minutes
Stir
Baked beans
2~31G2minutes
and
leg
Note:
pieces
1 breast
1
on microwavable plate.
plastic wrap and vent.
Gravy or sauce helps to keep meat juicy.
Cover with
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Chicken
Place chicken
11G2~21G2 minutes Cover with
thigh
Fish fillet
1~21G2minutes
Place fish
pieces on microwavable plate.
plastic wrap and vent.
on
(170-230g)
Cover with
Lasagne
1 serving (300g)
Place
41G2~7minutes
Special Instructions
(at HIGH)
11G2~21G2 minutes Place sliced meat
(0.5cm thick)
Heating or
Reheating Guide
microwavable
plate.
plastic wrap and vent.
lasagne on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
once
halfway through cooking.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
2~31G2minutes
Stir
1 cup
3~41G2minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
4 cups
8~111G2minutes
Stir
1 cup
Ravioli
in
or
once
halfway through cooking.
pasta
sauce
once
halfway through cooking.
Rice
Casserole
1 cup
11G2~31G2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
1 cup
11G2~2minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
4 cups
5~71G2minutes
4 cups
4~6minutes
Stir
20~35seconds
Wrap
Stir
once
halfway through cooking.
Casserole
cream or
Sandwich roll
cheese
or
1 roll
1 cup
11G2~3minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
4 cups
4~61G2minutes
Stir
once
halfway through cooking.
once
halfway through cooking.
bun
in paper towel and
place on glass tray.
Vegetables
Sloppy Joe or
1 cup
11G2~3minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Barbecued beef
4 cups
4~6minutes
Stir
1 sandwich
(1/2
cup meat
without bun
Reheat filling and bun
1~3minutes
filling)
separately.
Cook filling covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir
once.
Heat bun
as
directed in chart below.
serving (8 oz.)
halfway through cooking.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Soup
1
once
2~3minutes
Stir
once
halfway through cooking.
9
Fresh
Vegetable
Chart
Vegetable
Amount Cook time
Instructions
Artichokes
2 medium
(230g each)
4 medium 11~12 Cover.
Asparagus,
Fresh, Spears
450g
Green Beans
450g
Beets, Fresh
Broccoli, Fresh,
450g
450g
5~7
3~6
8~11
Standing
Trim. Add 2
tsp water and
2
tsp juice.
2-3 minutes
5~7
Add 1G2 cup water. Cover.
2-3 minutes
Add 1G2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Place broccoli in
2-3 minutes
baking
dish.
2-3 minutes
6~7
Add 1G2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered casserole 2-3 minutes
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Carrots, Fresh,
3~5
Add 1G4 cup water in 1 litre covered casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
Cauliflower,
Fresh, Whole
450g
8~9
Trim. Add 1G4 cup water in 1 litre covered
casserole dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
Fresh, Flowerettes
Celery, Fresh,
2 cups
4 cups
3~5
Slice. Add 1G2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered
casserole dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
Sliced
8~9
Time
2
ears
5~8
Husk. Add 2
tbsp water
in 1.5 litre baking dish.
2-3 minutes
2
Place mushrooms in 1.5 litre covered
2-3 minutes
230g
Parsnips, Fresh,
450g
4~7
Add 1G2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered
casserole dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
4 cups
7~9
Add 1G2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered
casserole dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
5~9
Pierce
7~12
Place
casserole dish. Stir
Peas, Green,
Fresh
Sweet Potatoes 2 medium
Baking
(170~230geach)
4 medium
White
2
potatoes,
Whole
Baking
(170~230geach)
Spinach, Fresh,
Turn
4
potatoes
potatoes
potatoes several times with fork.
on
2 paper towels.
over
6~7
Pierce
10~14
Place
Turn
halfway through cooking.
halfway through cooking.
potatoes several times with fork.
on
2 paper towels.
over
2-3 minutes
2-3 minutes
2-3 minutes
2-3 minutes
halfway through cooking.
450g
5~7
Add 1G2 cup water in 2 litre covered casserole dish.
2-3 minutes
450g
5~7
Add 1G2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
450g
7~9
Pierce. Place on 2 paper towels.
courgette over and rearrange
2-3 minutes
Leaf
Courgette, Fresh,
Sliced
Courgette, Fresh,
Whole
Turn
through cooking.
10
Standing
Mushrooms,
Fresh, Sliced
Whole
Cabbage, Fresh, 450g
Chopped
200g
Corn, Fresh
Sliced
Add 1G2 cup water.
Sliced
Instructions
(at HIGH)
Cover.
13~17 Add 1G2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered casserole 2-3 minutes
dish. Rearrange halfway through cooking.
Spears
Amount Cook time
Vegetable
Time
(at HIGH)
halfway
Defrosting
meats
"WARNING: Do not
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You
use
aluminium foil
during cooking cycle."
original wrapping as long as no metal is
present. Remove any metal rings, twist ties, wire or foil.
Place meat in a shallow baking dish to catch juices.
Defrost meats only as long as necesssary. 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.
can
Defrosting
Tips
tips & techniques
MEAT & POULTRY DEFROSTING TABLE
defrost meats in their
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Defrost meat
?
Defrost
using
on
Weight
(30% or 40%)
Defrosting time Standing time
(minutes)
(minutes)
Remark
BEEF
Frankfurter
Minced beef
450g
500g
4-5
7-8
5-10
5-10
Steak, sirloin
Roast, loin(boneless)
450g
1000g
5-7
10-15
5-10
10-15
5-8
5-10
Turn over after half the time.
Turn over after two thirds of the time,
remove thawed portion.
Turn over after half the time. Separate.
Turn over after half the time.
Shield as needed.
Turn over after half the time.
7-9
5-10
Turn
Patties
defrost mode.
MEDIUM LOW/DEFROST POWER Level
Food
4ea
PORK
Mince
(114g)
500g
after two thirds of the time,
thawed portion.
Separate and turn over once.
Turn over after half the time.
Shield as needed.
over
remove
450g
1000g
5-6
10-15
5-10
10-15
1000g
18-22
10-15
Thighs
Wings
450g
450g
450g
450g
5-7
8-9
8-9
6-8
5-10
5-10
5-10
5-10
Separate and
Separate and
Separate and
Separate and
FISH & SEAFOOD
Whole fish
450g
6-8
5-10
500g
250g
7-9
4-6
5-10
5-10
Turn over after half the time.
Shield as needed.
Separate and rearrange once.
Separate and rearrange once.
Chops
Roast,
loin(boneless)
POULTRY
Whole Chicken
Breasts (with
Drumsticks
Fish fillelts
Shrimp
bone)
Separate and rearrange once.
Shield
as
needed.
rearrange
rearrange
rearrange
rearrange
once.
once.
once.
once.
11
Important safety instructions
Read carefully and keep for future
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.
qualified service technician.
2
Do not
the
operate the
oven
when not in
energy, if the
3
Do not
or
4
dry
is
use.
use
6
Do not
use
cause
glass of
cause
place
wooden containers.
operate the
use
with
oven
cause
may overheat and burn.
they
place the oven so
edge of the surface
the appliance.
shorter
cooking
or
heating
Be certain to
the front of the door is 8
behind the
on
of
skin of
which it is
placed,
time. If normal
cm or more
to avoid accidental
13
Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
14
Do not
potatoes, apples or any such fruit
or
of paper towels for
for
cooking.
16
They
objects in
the
oven
may arc, which
a
kitchen
can
breakage
or
just
after
cooking.
oven
17
door
or
door seals
until it has been
If smoke is
are damaged, the oven must not be
repaired by a qualified service technician.
observed, switch off
and
keep
the
oven
18 When food is heated
a
it in water
If the
operated
or
or disconnect the oven from the power
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
cooked in
disposable
containers of
plastic,
frequently due to
paper or other combustible materials, check the oven
the possibility of the food container is deteriorating.
may
leakage.
by placing
damage.
oven.
plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting.
though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film,
heating or cooking.
supply
napkin or any other
edges of the oven, which
towel,
attempt deep fat frying in your
Remove the
19
Only
allow children to
instructions have been
use
the
given
oven
so
without
This
20
Liquids or
when
supervision
that the child is able to
safe way and understands the hazards of
are
12
allowed
Note
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
Do not rinse the turntable
may
require
are
Before cooking, pierce the
vegetable.
damage.
microwave energy
Do not
Small amounts of food
the OVEN.
12
15
in paper towels, unless your cook book
for the food you are cooking.
metal twist ties. Metal
which may
subsequent DAMAGE to
times
tipping
absorb all microwave
safely
long.
newspaper in
serious
Do not
11
water in
started.
obstruction between the door and the front
9
a
10
a
may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
remove
8
to leave
by
wrapped
instructions,
Do not
The water will
be undertaken
reference
cooking times are correctly
cooking may result in FIRE and
ensure
set as over
clothes in the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
Do not cook food
5
empty. It is best
accidentally
burned if heated too
contains
7
oven
when
oven
Repairs should only
WARNING
Please
improper
use
adequate
the
oven
other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since
liable to
explode.
in
a
use.
they
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never
use
metal
microwave
or
metal trimmed utensils in your
Paper
oven
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal.
oven
Most
They will bounce off any metal object in the
and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning.
heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your microwave
However,
oven.
some
may contain materials that render them unsuitable
microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about
simple way
to find out if it
Place the utensil in
can
question
a
particular utensil,
be used in your microwave
next to
a
glass
as
there's
a
Plastic
oven.
bowl filled with water in the microwave
Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
oven.
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does
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 cause arcing or fires when used in the microwave oven.
plates
kinds of dinner-ware
manufacturer's literature
or
are
microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
perform the
they
However, be
are
sure
made
specially
to make
ordinary plastic bags
for
a
for
cooking
microwave test.
in
Plastic microwave cookware
A
variety
part, you
of
kitchen
Pottery,
and sizes of microwave cookware
shapes
probably
equipment.
can
use
items you
but
already
have
on
are
available. For the most
hand rather than
investing
in
stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials
Glassware
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
rupture.
new
Many
cooking bags
Provided
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
or wine glasses, as these might shatter
tumblers
not
as
use
delicate
the food
glassware,
such
as
be used to hold foods that
can
are
to be
quickly
reheated. However,
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the
foods will
eventually warp
or
high
lead
or
iron content
are
not suitable for
cooking
utensils.
Plastic storage containers
These
CAUTION
Some items with
warms.
melt
they
oven as
hot
Utensils should be checked to
microwave
ensure
that
they
are
suitable for
use
in
ovens.
plastic containers.
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Food characteristics&
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
on
cooking
Moisture content of food
things
The
recipes in the book have been formulated with great care, but your success in
preparing them depends on how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks.
Always watch your food while it cooks. Your microwave 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.
Factors affecting microwave
cooking times
cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
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.
Many
makes
Density
factors affect
a
big
difference in
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
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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Since the heat
such
from microwaves tends to
generated
roasts and
as
some
vegetables should
evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
either be
sprinkled
with water
prior
to
cooking
covered to retain moisture.
or
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks
cooking bony
or
quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
they do not cook unevenly and do not become
more
cuts of meat that
fatty
overcooked.
of food
Quantity
The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is
being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time.
Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe.
Shape
of food
Microwaves
cooked
as
cooked
by
for
a
penetrate only about
the heat
generated
on
2.cm into
food, the interior portion of thick foods are
the outside travels inward.
Only
the outer
edge
of food in
microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
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
microwave
cling
steam which
film with
a corner
causes
food to cook
folded back to
more
quickly.
Use
a
lid
or
prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and
poultry
that
fat. Food that
are
flavour of the
recipe
are
cooked fifteen minutes
cooked for
shorter
or
longer
will brown
lightly
in their
own
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
a
period
is not altered.
Covering with greaseproof paper
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering
because it makes
Arranging
and
a
looser
evenly
placed
stack foods
on
a
lid
or
and helps food retain some heat. But
clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
spacing
Individual foods such
if
than
cover
as
in the
top of
baked
oven an
one
potatoes, small cakes and hors d'oeuvres will heat more
distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
equal
another.
Food characteristics &
Microwave
Stirring
is
Stirring
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
To Clean Your Oven
1
of the food heats first.
Turning
tall foods such
bottom will cook
as
roasts and whole chickens should be turned
It is also
evenly.
so
that the
top and
spillovers will
a
cloth to
keep
can
of aluminium foil
(which
block
microwaves)
can
be
placed
over
the
corners or
edges
2
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.
or
dense foods
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
a
or
membrane
Testing
likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
are
microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
quickly
left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
so
in
3
being removed from the
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.
are
often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after
microwave
Do not
dry.
by
assure a
hand
or
tight
harsh
use
walls and between seal and door
a
damp
cloth
away. Crumbs and
right
times. Use
lengthen cooking
seal. Remove greasy spatters with
detergent
or
panel,
of the
oven
a
abrasive cleaners. The
humidity
4
immediately by
conditions and in
or
damage to
the
no
a
oven
dry
from
glass tray
way indicates
kept
openings.
and
cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after
when the microwave
a
oven
oven
dry
operating parts inside the
accidentally starting,
around the outside of the
occur
The door and door seals should be
then
to
soapy cloth
a
clean
open the door to prevent
soft cloth. This may
damp
with soap and water then with clean water and
oven
paper towel. To prevent
cloth followed
a
important
in the dishwasher.
or
If steam accumulates inside
with
a
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.
Standing time
Foods
damp
if cooked
Food cooks
are
include
clean to
soft cloth
control
shell, skin
area
be washed
a
oven
spillovers with
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
the underside
Piercing
Foods enclosed in
up
crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is
Keep the outside
with
and centre of the foods.
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
wipe
Clean the outside of your
Elevating
clean
absorb microwave energy and
wipe out
this
oven
spilled liquids stick to
or
then rinse and
Shielding
Thick
inside of the
surface. It is best to
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.
Strips
Keep the
Food spatters
over
Large,
cooking.
is
To clean
wipe
a
cleaning.
door, wipe the panels
operated
under
high
malfunction of the unit.
clean. Use
only warm,
soapy water, rinse
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.
oven.
15
Questions &
Answers
Q. What's wrong when the
A.
light will
oven
not
Q.
glow?
Light
has been
A.
Door is not closed.
Q.
Why
is steam
water
coming out of the air exhaust vent
dripping from the bottom of the door?
A. Steam is
normally produced during cooking operations.
been made to vent this steam out of the side vent,
condenses
on
the door and water then
drips
and/or
why
ports
screen
oven
The microwave has
occasionally
Q.
Why do
A. When
run
it
viewing
screen
baking
or
inside the
to pass;
they
oven
cavity.
The
holes,
or
.
do not let microwave energy
be
damaged
if it
operates while
yolk
toothpick
before
16
pop?
fast
as
the microwave
.
.
Why
do
a
eggs, the
yolk
may pop due to steam
build-up
prevent this, simply pierce the yolk with
piercing
conventional cooker.
sparks and crackling (arcing)
reasons
why sparks
occur
and
in the oven?
crackling (arcing)
cavity happens.
cooking.
Never cook eggs witthout
as
and to
you would do with
Q.
poaching
cooking, the heat is in the
enough internal heat to allow
cooking guide again, to make sure you've followed directions
see what might cause variations in cooking time. Cooking
guide times and heat settings are suggestions, to help prevent over-cooking
the most common problem in getting used to a microwave oven.
Variations in the size, shape and weights and dimensions could require
longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along with the cooking guide
suggestions to check whether the food has been properly cooked just as
exactly;
A. There may be several
membrane. To
With microwave
foods build up
Why does my oven not always cook
cooking guide says?
Q.
in the
empty.
eggs sometimes
Many
this steam
empty?
A. Yes. Never
important.
cooking process to continue, even after the food is removed from the
Standing time for joints of meat, largevegetables and cakes is to
allow the inside to cook completely, without overcooking the outside.
through.
Q. Will the microwave
oven.
A. Check your
reflects the energy to the
light
time is very
not in the
the
door?
made to allow
cooking operation
completed?
oven.
out at the bottom of the door.
Q. Does microwave energy pass through the
are
Standing
food,
is
This is quite normal and safe.
A. No. The metal
is standing time recommended after the
Why
bulb has blown.
their shells.
a
You
are
using
You have left
You
are
You
are
dishes with metal
a
using
using
fork
or
parts or trim (silver
other metal utensil in the
amount of metal foil.
a
large
a
metal twist-tie.
or
oven.
gold).
within
Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Warning
This
appliance
The wires in this mains lead
are
must be earthed
Technical
coloured in accordance with the
Specification
following
MS-192W
codes
BLUE
Power
Neutral
~
BROWN
Live
GREEN & YELLOW
Earth
230/240VAC/50Hz
Input
Microwave
~
2,450 MHz
Frequency
~
Power
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
correspond with the coloured markings identifying
your plug proceed as follows:
appliance
may not
the with the terminals in
1,200 Watts
Consumption
Outside Dimensions (W
Microwave
Output
x
H
x
D
455x281x325
mm)
800 Watts
(IEC 60705
RATING
STANDARD)
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter N
or
Coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
The wire which is coloured GREEN & YELLOW
or
GREEN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E or
If the
.
supplied flexible mains cord of this appliance is damaged,
raplaced using the special mains cord part number
it must be
6411W1A015A
17
P/No: 3828W5A3476
Printed in China
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