LG | MS-2342DP | LG MS-2342DP Owner’s Manual

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MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MS-2342DP
Precautions
Precautions to avoid
You cannot
operate your
oven
cooking activity
any
microwave
It is
oven
important
Do not
food
or
Do not
oven
place
safety
when the door is
interlocks
When
switch off
oven,
a
could result in
which in the
opened;
case
of
tamper with the safety interlocks.
object
any
between the
oven
cleaner residue to accumulate
operate your
(2) hinges
interlocks
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
not to
door closes
safety
automatically
with the door open due to the
built into the door mechanism. These
oven
properly
and latches
if it is
on
front face and the door
sealing
damaged.
and that there is
(broken
or
It is
no
or
damage to
loosened), (3)
the:
that the
(1) door(bent),
door seals and
sealing
surfaces.
Your
oven
service
should not be
adjusted
or
repaired by
anyone
except qualified
Please
following steps should
1
Avoid
2
Do not overheat.
3
Stir the
sauces
can occur
over
and
of the hot
liquid.
in your microwave
To
bubbling.
This
prevent this possibility
be taken:
sided containers with
using straight
beverages
without evidence of
narrow
necks.
through
4 After
liquid
the
before
heating
heating,
carefully
burns
placing
the container in the
allow to stand in the
the contents of
and check the
(especially,
oven
and
again halfway
time.
oven
feeding
for
a
short
bottles and
time, stir
baby
or
food
shake
jars) again
temperature of them before consumption
contents of
handling
feeding
bottles and
baby
food
to avoid
jars).
the container.
Warning
times are correctly set as
in the FOOD catching fire
result
cooking may
and subsequent damage to your oven.
ensure
e.g. soups,
sudden boil
Be careful when
Warning
2
a
them(especially
personnel.
over
the
heating liquids,
delayed eruptive boiling
allow
surfaces.
particularly important
to excessive microwave energy.
possible exposure
cooking
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.
Contents
Precautions
How the Microwave Oven Works
2
Contents
Microwaves
are a
form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
ordinary daylight.
through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. Microwave ovens,
however, have a magnetron which is designed to make use of the energy in
microwaves. Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to created
microwave energy.
These microwaves enter the
A turntable
or
cooking
tray is located
area
pass through metal walls of the oven, but
glass, porcelain and paper, the
cooking dishes are constructed.
as
Microwaves do not heat
hot from the heat
through openings inside the
at the bottom of the
they
oven.
can
oven.
Microwaves cannot
penetrate such materials
materials out of which microwave-safe
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get
generated by the
food.
Unpacking
Setting
Your microwave
appliance
oven
is one of the safest of all home
appliances. When the door is opened, the oven
automatically stops producing microwaves. Microwave
energy is converted completely to heat when it enters
food, leaving no "left over" energy to harm you when
4~5
Installing
the Clock
6
Child Lock
7
Micro Power
8
Cooking
Micro Power Level
9
Quick Start
10
Auto Cook
11~12
Auto Defrost
13~14
Quick Defrost
15~16
Auto Reheat
17~18
More
or
Heating
Fresh
A very safe
3
&
Less
or
Reheating
Vegetable
Important safety
Microwave
-
19
Cooking
Guide
20
Guide
21
instructions
22
safe Utensils
23
Food characteristics & Microwave
cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring
Terms of
26
Information/Technical
Warranty/Important
Warranty
24~25
Specifications
Notice
27
28
you eat your food.
3
Unpacking
Installing
Unpack your
&
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
Check to make
packing.
sure
that your
oven
has not been
damaged during delivery.
oven
and
place
it
on a
Place the
flat level
surface.
more
in the level location of your choice with
oven
than 85cm
30cm of space
on
the
top
of the surface to
oven
can
damage
there is at least
rear
for proper
should be at least 8cm from the
prevent tipping.
An exhaust outlet is located
the outlet
sure
and 10cm at the
ventilation. The front of the
edge
but make
height
the
on
top
or
side of the
oven.
Blocking
oven.
GLASS TRAY
ROTATING RING
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
4
Plug
your
Make
sure
oven
your
into
a
oven
connected to the socket. If your
properly, unplug
plug it back in.
Fill
a
Place the ROTATING RING inside the
oven
does not
GLASS TRAY
operate
your
oven
on
door
by pulling
the DOOR HANDLE.
oven
and
place
the
top.
(1/2 pint)
of water. Place
have any doubts about what
refer to page 23.
oven
type of container
to
When it reaches End it will sound BEEPS.
button, and
on
door. If you
The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds.
Press the STOP
microwave safe container with
300 ml
please
Open
only appliance
it from the electrical socket and then
the GLASS TRAY and close the
use
standard household socket.
is the
the
press the START
Open
button
water. If your
one
time to set 30
seconds of
cooking
30S
SECON D
warm.
oven
door and test the
Be careful
temperature of the
operating the water should be
when removing the container it may
oven
is
be hot.
time.
When you press the button,
you will hear a BEEP and
oven will start
your
automatically.
5
Setting the
You
Clock
can
set either 12 hour clock
In the
following example
Make
sure
Make
sure
or
24 hour clock
.
I will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when
that you have removed all packaging from your
that you have
correctly
installed your
oven as
oven.
described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR
When your
first time
or
power cut,
display;
oven
is
plugged
when power
a
Press CLOCK
in for the
resumes
after
you will have to reset the clock.
from the electrical socket and
once.
a
'0' will be shown in the
If the clock (or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven
.
plug
it back in and reset the clock.
(If
use different option, Press CLOCK twice.
change different option after setting clock,
unplug and plug it back in.)
you want to
If you want to
you have to
Press 10 MIN fifteen times.
Press 1 MIN three times.
Press 10 SEC five times.
During clock setting the colon will flash.
setting, the colon will stop flashing.
After
If the
key (10 MIN
rapidly.
/ 1 MIN / 10
increase
Press CLOCK to set the time.
The clock starts
6
counting.
SEC)
is
pressed
and
held, the time will
using
the 24 clock.
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
cooking
use
can
any functions and
take
oven
can
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until "L" appears in the
display
and BEEP
sounds.
The CHILD LOCK is
now
set.
no
The time will
place.
However your child
.
disappear
on
the
display
if you have set the clock.
still open the
door!
"L" remains
displayed
to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set.
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until "L"
disappears.
You will hear BEEP when it's released.
7
Micro Power
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook
some
food
on
80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Cooking
Make
sure
that you have
correctly
installed your
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your
oven
has five microwave Power
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
POWER key will select a different power
level
Press POWER twice to select 80% power.
"640" appears
on
the
display.
.
Press
POWER
8
%
POWER
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press 10 SEC three times.
HIGH
MAX
time
100%(800W)
MEDIUM
HIGH
times
80%(640W)
MEDIUM
times
60%(480W)
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
times
40%(320W)
LOW
times
20%(160W)
Press START.
oven as
described earlier
Your microwave
oven
is
The table below shows
microwave
equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this
Micro Power
Level
oven.
POWER LEVEL
USE
POWER LEVEL
POWER
OUTPUT
(%)
HIGH MAX
MEDIUM HIGH
MEDIUM
*
Boil Water
*
Brown minced beef
*
Cook
*
Cook tender cuts of meat
*
All
*
Roast meat and
*
Cook mushrooms and shellfish
*
Cook foods
*
Bake cakes and
*
*
*
800W
80%
640W
60%
480W
40%
320W
20%
160W
poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
reheating
poultry
containing
cheese and eggs
scones
Prepare eggs
Cook custard
Prepare rice,
soup
DEFROST
*
All
MEDIUM LOW
*
Melt butter and chocolate
*
Cook less tender cuts of meat
*
Soften butter & cheese
*
Soften ice
*
Raise
LOW
100%
thawing
cream
yeast dough
9
Quick
In the
following example
I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking
on
high power.
Start
Press STOP/CLEAR
.
The QUICK START feature allows you to
Press START four times to select 2 minutes
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
Your
cooking
with
a
oven
on
HIGH power.
will start before you have finished the fourth press.
touch of the START
button.
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend
by repeatedly pressing the START button.
10
the
cooking
time up to 10 minutes
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook
0.6kg
Auto
of fresh
vegetable.
Cook
Press STOP/CLEAR.
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
your favorite food
food
easily by selecting
the
Press AUTO COOK
one
time.
"AC-1" appears
the
display.
of
potato.
on
type and entering the weight of the
food.
Press
Category
AUTO COOK
Select desired
JACKET POTATO
time
FRESH VEGETABLE
times
FROZEN VEGETABLE
times
RICE/PASTA
times
FISH
times
weight
Press MORE key five times to enter
0.5kg.
Press START.
11
CATEGORY
1. JACKET
WEIGHT LIMIT
0.1kg~1.0kg
UTENSIL
_
FOOD TEMP.
Room
INSTRUCTIONS
Choose medium sized
the
the
2. FRESH
potatoes 170 -200g.
dry potatoes. Pierce the potatoes several times with fork. Place the potatoes on
glass turntable. Adjust weight and press start. After cooking, remove the potatoes from
Wash and
POTATO
0.2kg~0.8kg
Microwave-
Room
Place
vegetables in
a
microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with wrap. After
safe bowl
VEGETABLE
Let stand covered with foil for 5 minutes.
oven.
cooking, stir and allow to
according to the quantity.
2 Tablespoon
4 Tablespoon
stand for 2 minutes.
Add amount of water
**
**
3. FROZEN
VEGETABLE
0.2kg~0.8kg
Microwave-
Frozen
0.2kg
0.5kg
Place
0.4kg
0.8kg
-
-
:
:
vegetables in
a
microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with wrap. After
safe bowl
cooking, stir and allow to
according to the quantity.
2 Tablespoon
4 Tablespoon
stand for 2 minutes.
Add amount of water
**
**
4. RICE / PASTA
0.1kg~0.3kg
Microwave-
Room
safe bowl
0.2kg
0.5kg
0.4kg
0.8kg
-
-
:
:
Wash rice.
Darin water.
Place rice &
boiling
water with
**
**
Rice
-
Pasta
0.1kg~0.6kg
Microwavesafe flan dish
Refrigerated
Whole
-
-
Oily
deep
and
100g
200g
300g
180ml
330ml
480ml
Yes
Pasta
400ml
800ml
cooking, stand covered for
During the cooking, stir several
cover.
5. FISH
a
Rice
After
-
teaspoon salt in
Cover
Weight
Water
to 1
Rinse
pasta with cold
1200ml
5 minutes
until water is absorbed.
cooking,
stand for 1
or
2 minutes with
water.
fish, steaks
fish
:
salmon, mackerel
White fish
in
:
cod, haddock
single layer in a large microwave-safe flan dish.
Cover dish tightly with plastic wrap and pierce in several places.
Place on the glass turntable. Adjust weight and press start.
After cooking, remove the dish from the oven. Allow to stand for
Arrange
12
bowl.
No
or
times. After
large
a
3 minutes before
serving.
The
Auto
temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking
Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be completely
commences.
thawed before cooking. For example fish cooks so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while still
slightly frozen. The BREAD programme is suitable for defrosting small items such as rolls or a small loaf. These will
require a standing time to allow the centre to thaw. In the following example I will show you how to defrost 1.4Kg
of frozen poultry.
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weigh
the food that you
metallic ties
oven
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
oven
has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY,
any
door.
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY
Your
remove
and close the
"dEF2" appears
on
the
Enter the
of the frozen food that you
display
defrosting
programme.
window.
FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power
settings. Repeated
presses of the AUTO DEFROST buttons
will select different
weight
Press MORE fourteen times to enter 1.4
Category
are
about to defrost.
settings.
Kg.
Press
AUTO DEFROST
Press START.
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
times
During defrosting your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing.
ensure even
BREAD
times
13
AUTO WEIGHTDEFROST GUIDE
*
Food to be defrosted should be in
*
If necessary, shield small
foil does not touch the
*
*
Separate
When
at this
of the program,
remove
completely
CATEGORY
Meat
,
for
suitable microwave
or
poultry
proof
with flat
remove
pieces
chops, sausages and
place
uncovered
of aluminum foil. This will
bacon
example joints of
WEIGHT LIMIT
4.0
~
as soon as
on
the
prevent
glass turntable.
thin
becoming
areas
kg
cover
over
and return to the microwave
with foil and allow to stand until
meat and whole chickens should STAND for
a
completely
Microwave
ware
oven.
Minced
cooking.
beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger
chops, Lamp chops,
Turn food
After
over
at
Rolled roast,
Sausage, Cutlets(2cm)
beep.
let stand for 5-15 minutes.
defrosting,
Poultry
Whole
chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg)
Turn food
After
over
at
defrosting,
beep.
let stand for 20-30 minutes.
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods
Turn food
After
0.5
~
kg
Paper
towel
flat
plate
or
Press start to continue. At the end
Meat
Fish
over
at
defrosting,
beep.
let stand for 10-20 minutes.
Sliced
bread, Buns, Baguette, etc.
Separate slices and place between
Turn food over at beep.
After
14
Ensure the
FOOD
Pork
0.1kg
during defrosting.
thawed.
minimum of 1 hour before
UTENSIL
(Flat plate)
Poultry
Bread
warm
possible.
the food from the microwave oven, turn the food
the food from the microwave oven,
0.1kg
container and
walls.
oven
point
a
of meat
items like minced meat,
BEEP,
To thaw
areas
defrosting,
paper towel
let stand for 1-2 minutes.
or
flat
plate.
This will
0.5kg
only 0.5kg of Minced meat very quickly.
require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example
Quick
Use this function to thaw
will show you how to defrost
of frozen minced meat.
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight
the food that you
metallic ties
the
Your
oven
defrost
has
a
microwave
setting (MEAT).
quick
oven
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
remove
any
and close
door.
Press QUICK DEFROST.
The
oven
will start
automatically.
During defrosting your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
close
the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
checking
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
ensure even
15
QUICK DEFROST GUIDE
Use this function to defrost
Remove the meat
quickly
completely
for minced meet.
from it's wrapping. Place the mince onto
mince from the microwave oven, turn the mince
program
remove
over
the mince from the microwave oven,
CATEGORY
1. MINCED MEAT
WEIGHT
0.5kg
a
microwave-safe
and return to the microwave
cover
plate.
When
UTENSIL
Microwave
ware
BEEP,
at this
point
remove
Press start to continue. At the end of the
with foil and allow to stand 5-15 minutes
(Flat plate)
or
until
completely
thawed.
INSTRUCTIONS
Minced meat
Turn food
After
16
oven.
over
at
defrosting,
beep.
let stand for 5-15 minutes.
the
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook
0.6kg
Auto
of Frozen Meal.
Reheat
Press STOP/CLEAR
Auto Reheat
cooking
make food
reheating
convient and easy to
The
has been
oven
automatically
Your
oven
Chilled
Press FROZEN MEAL ONCE to select Frozen Meal.
use.
pre-programmed
reheat food.
has three reheat
.
to
"0.3" appears
on
the
display.
settings:
Meal, Frozen Meal and
Soup/Sauce.
Touch MORE three
times,display
shows "0.6".
Press
Category
AUTO REHEAT
CHILLED MEAL
time
FROZEN
MEAL
times
SOUP/SAUCE
times
Press START.
17
FUNCTION
AUTO
REHEAT
CATEGORY
1. CHILLED
MEAL
WEIGHT LIMIT
0.3kg~0.6kg
UTENSIL
Own
tray
FOOD TEMP.
Refrigerated
INSTRUCTIONS
Pierce
using
Place food
a
skewer
on
the surface.
glass turntable. After cooking,
for 2-3 minutes before serving.
Stirrable e.g : Spaghetti bolognese, Beef stew
Non-stirrable e.g : Lasagne, Cottage pie
on
the
arrow
to stand
-
-
Note
:
For food contained in
portions,
-
-
18
2. FROZEN
MEAL
0.3kg~0.6kg
3. SOUP/
SAUCE
0.2kg~0.6kg
Own
tray
Microwavesafe bowl
Frozen
Room
For stirrable
foods, stir
Non-stirrable
Same
as
bag(s), pierce
meat
portion
and
rice/pasta
etc.
at
foods, it is
beep.
not necessary to stir at
beep.
above.
Pour the
soup/sauce into a microwave-safe bowl.
or plastic wrap.
After heating, stir. Allow to stand for 2 minutes with
And then stir again.
Cover with lid
cover.
In the
following example
shorter cooking time.
I will show you how to
change
the preset of AUTO COOK programmes for
COOK
or AUTO REHEAT programme,
you can increase or decrease cooking
time by pressing the
key.
When
can
cooking
extend the
no
More
or
Less
or
.
Set the
required AUTO COOK programme.
(Select weight of food.)
Press START.
without Auto function you
cooking time at any point
by pressing
There is
longer
Cooking
Press STOP/CLEAR
If you find that your food is over or
undercooked when using the AUTO
a
key.
need to
stop the cooking
Press
The
MORE(
).
cooking time will
increase
by
10 seconds for each press of the
key.
process.
Press
The
LESS(
cooking
).
time will decrease
by
10 seconds for each press of the
key.
19
Heating or Reheating
Special Instructions
(at HIGH)
1~2minutes
Place sliced meat
Mashed
Cover with
350g
(0.5cm thick)
?
leg
and
2~3minutes
thigh
Fish fillet
Place chicken
3~31/2minutes Cover with
1~2minutes
Place fish
4~6minutes
pieces on microwavable plate.
plastic wrap and vent.
on
Cover with
(170-230g)
Lasagne
1 serving(300g)
microwavable lid or vented plastic
Special Instructions
(at HIGH)
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
potatoes
41/2~5minutes
Stir
once
halfway through cooking.
(at Medium High)
Baked beans
pieces
1 breast
1
Note:
on microwavable plate.
plastic wrap and vent.
Gravy or sauce helps to keep meat juicy.
Cook time
Item
3 slices
Chicken
a
wrap. Remove cover carefully to prevent steam burns. Use the following chart as a guide for reheating cooked food.
Cook time
Sliced meat
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
Guide
Item
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.
microwavable
plastic wrap
11/2~3minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
1 cup
Stir
once
halfway through cooking.
plate.
Ravioli
and vent.
1 cup
21/2~4minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
4 cups
71/2~11minutes Stir
lasagne on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
or
pasta in sauce
once
halfway through cooking.
Place
Casserole
11/2~3minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
1 cup
41/2~7minutes Stir
once
Rice
1~11/2minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
1 cup
4 cups
31/2~5minutes Stir
once
halfway through cooking.
halfway through cooking.
Sandwich roll
4 cups
or
1 roll
bun
15~30seconds
Wrap
in paper towel and
place on glass tray.
Casserole
cream or
cheese
Vegetables
1 cup
1~21/2minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
1 cup
11/2~21/2minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
4 cups
31/2~6minutes Stir
4 cups
31/2~51/2minutes Stir
once
halfway through cooking.
Sloppy Joe or
Barbecued beef
1 sandwich
(1/2 cup
meat
without bun
20
1~21/2minutes Reheat
filling
and bun
separately.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
filling)
Stir
once.
Heat bun
as
directed in chart below.
Soup
1 serving (8 oz.)
once
halfway through cooking.
11/2~2minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir
once
halfway through cooking.
Fresh
Vegetable
Guide
Vegetable
Amount
Cook time
Artichokes
2 medium
41/2~7
Trim. Add 2
(230g each)
4 medium
10~12
Cover.
Asparagus,
Fresh, Spears
450g
21/2~6
Add 1 cup water. Cover.
Green Beans
450g
7~11
Beats, Fresh
Standing
Instructions
(at HIGH)
tsp water and
Time
2
tsp juice.
2~3minutes
2~3minutes
450g
11~16
450g
5~8
2~3minutes
Corn, Fresh
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes
casserole dish. Rearrange halfway
Mushrooms,
Fresh, Sliced
450g
Place broccoli in
baking dish.
200g
2~3
Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
11/2
21/2
~
Husk. Add 2
tbsp water
baking dish.
Cover.
in 1.5 litre
Place mushrooms in 1.5 litre covered
casserole dish. Stir
450g
5~7
2 cups
4 cups
11~16
Trim. Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre
covered casserole dish. Stir halfway
Slice. Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre
covered casserole dish. Stir halfway
through cooking.
450g
4~7
4 cups
6~9
Standing
Time
2~3minutes
2~3minutes
halfway through
2~3minutes
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
Peas, Green,
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
Sweet Potatoes
2 medium
4~9
Whole
Baking
(170~230geach)
4 medium
6~12
White
2
potatoes,
Baking
(170~230geach)
Spinach, Fresh,
Courgette, Fresh,
Pierce potatoes several times with fork. 2~3minutes
Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn
potatoes 51/2 71/2
4 potatoes 91/2
14
~
~
450g
41/2
450g
41/2
over
halfway through cooking.
Pierce potatoes several times with fork. 2~3minutes
Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn
over
halfway through cooking.
71/2
Add 1/2 cup water in 2 litre covered
casserole dish.
71/2
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
2~3minutes
~
Leaf
~
Sliced
through cooking.
Sliced
4~8
2~3minutes
51/2~71/2 Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
Sliced
Fresh, Flowerettes
Celery, Fresh,
230g
Parsnips, Fresh,
Whole
Cauliflower,
Fresh, Whole
ears
Instructions
(at HIGH)
Fresh
cooking.
Carrots, Fresh,
2
Cook time
Sliced
Add 1/2 cup water.
Spears
Cabbage, Fresh,
Chopped
Amount
cooking.
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
through cooking.
Broccoli, Fresh,
Vegetable
2~3minutes
cooking.
2~3minutes
Courgette, Fresh,
Whole
450g
6~9
Pierce. Place on 2 paper towels.
courgette over and rearrange
2~3minutes
Turn
halfway through cooking.
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WARNING
Important safety instructions
Read
1
carefully
and
keep
Please
for future reference
Do not attempt to tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to the
door, control panel, safety interlock switches or any other part of the oven.
It is hazardous for anyone to carry out any service or repair operation
which involves the removal of any cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy.
qualified service technician.
2 Do not
the
operate the
oven
energy, if the
3 Do not
or
when
oven
when not in
use.
Repairs should only be
empty. It is best to leave
The water will
safely
undertaken
a
glass of water in
absorb all microwave
dry clothes in
wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book
contains instructions, for the food you are cooking.
use
6 Do not
use
newspaper in
place
of paper towels for
operate the
with
oven
a
kitchen
cause
microwave energy
8 Do not
which
may
cause
breakage
or
towel,
times are allowed
cooking.
require shorter cooking or heating
they may overheat and burn.
or
oven.
from food before
may
This
time. If normal
observed, switch off or disconnect the
supply and keep
18
the
oven
When food is heated
or
oven from the power
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
cooked in
disposable containers of plastic,
oven frequently due
paper or other combustible materials, check the
the possibility of ignition.
to
19 The
appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons
without supervision;Young children should be supervised to ensure
that
it in water just after
fruit
plastic wrapping
cooking or defrosting.
though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film,
for heating or cooking.
leakage.
by placing
damage.
apples or any such
Note
17 If smoke is
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
10 Small amounts of food
22
attempt deep fat frying in your
15 Remove the
they do
use
9 Do not rinse the turntable
the skin of potatoes,
oven door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be
operated until it has been repaired by a qualified service technician.
cooking.
a napkin or any other
edges of the oven, which
cm or more
which it is placed, to avoid accidental
13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
wooden containers.
obstruction between the door and the front
the front of the door is 8
on
16 If the
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.
7 Do not
Be certain to
cooking, pierce
vegetable.
long.
4 Do not cook food
5 Do not
place the oven so
edge of the surface
tipping of the appliance.
the OVEN.
behind the
14 Do not
the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
burned if heated too
subsequent DAMAGE to
12 Before
by a
is accidentally started.
oven
11
cooking times are correctly
cooking may result in FIRE and
ensure
set as over
20
Liquids or
are
appliance.
other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since
liable to
21 If the
not play with
explode.
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.
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.
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.
cooking bags
Provided
they
However, be
are
sure
made
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does
ordinary plastic bags
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
rupture.
not
checklist.
plates
Many
kinds of dinner-ware
manufacturer's literature
or
are
microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
perform the
for
a
for
cooking
A
variety
part, you
of
kitchen
Pottery,
but
Glassware
in
and sizes of microwave cookware
shapes
probably
equipment.
can
use
items you
already
have
on
are
available. For the most
hand rather than
investing
in
stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials
microwave test.
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
Plastic microwave cookware
new
Dinner
specially
to make
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
with water
sprinkled
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.
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.
of food
Shape
Microwaves
cooked
as
cooked
by
for
a
penetrate only about
the heat
generated
on
2.5cm 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
fat. Foods that
sauce
such
as
that
are
are
cooked fifteen minutes
cooked for
a
shorter
worcestershire sauce, soy
period
sauce
colour. Since
relatively small amounts of browning
flavour of the recipe is not altered.
Covering with greaseproof paper
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering
because it makes
Arranging
and
a
looser
if
placed
stack foods
on
than
a
lid
or
longer
will brown
lightly
in their
own
sauces are
added to food the
original
and helps food retain some heat. But
clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
spacing
Individual foods such
evenly
cover
or
of time may be brushed with a browning
or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing
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
aluminium foil
(which
block
microwaves)
can
be
placed
over
the
corners or
edges
cloth to
keep
can
2
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
Piercing
a
shell, skin
or
membrane
Testing
are likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
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
clean to
walls and between seal and door
oven
spillovers with
by
assure a
Do not
dry.
hand
soft cloth
or
use
a
damp
cloth
away. Crumbs and
right
lengthen cooking
times. Use
tight
harsh
seal. Remove greasy spatters with
detergent
or
panel,
of the
oven
oven
a
humidity
4
immediately by
conditions and in
or
damage to
the
no
a
oven
dry
from
glass tray
operating parts
when the microwave
way indicates
kept
and
cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after
a
oven
oven
is
dry
inside the
openings.
accidentally starting,
around the outside of the
occur
The door and door seals should be
then
soapy cloth
a
abrasive cleaners. The
clean
open the door to prevent
soft cloth. This may
damp
with soap and water then with clean water and
paper towel. To prevent
cloth followed
a
important to
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
up
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
the underside
control
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
area
be washed
a
clean
out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is
Keep the outside
with
and centre of the foods.
Foods enclosed in
this
wipe
Clean the outside of your
Elevating
dense foods
wipe
oven
spilled liquids stick to
absorb microwave energy and
then rinse and
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
or
spillovers will
a
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 of
Keep the
Food spatters
over
Large,
cooking
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.
25
Questions &
Answers
Q What's wrong when the
A
There may be several
Light bulb has blown
light will not glow?
why the oven light will
Q Is it possible to pop
oven
reasons
not
glow.
A
Yes, if using
1
2
Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing
No. The
holes,
or
ports,
microwave energy
corn
in
a
microwave oven?
of the two methods described
below
Door is not closed
A
one
are
made to allow
screen
to pass;
light
in the door?
they
Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for microwave cooking.
Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific
times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product.
do not let
through.
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
Q Why does the beep tone sound when
touched?
A
The
tone sounds to
beep
Q Will the microwave
A
Yes Never
run
it
assure
oven
empty
or
be
pad
a
that the
on
the Control Panel is
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED
setting
is
being properly
entered.
damaged if it operates empty?
glass tray.
TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
CAUTION
without the
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 is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
A
After microwave
standing
cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking during
standing time finishes cooking evenly throughout the
amount of standing time depends on the density of the food.
time. This
food. The
Q Why doesn't my
A
always cook
as
fast
as
the
cooking guide says?
Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, chosen to help
prevent overcooking, the most common problem in getting used to a
microwave oven. Variations in the size, shape, weight and dimensions of
the food require longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along with
the cooking guide suggestions to test food condition, lust as you would do
with
26
oven
Check your cooking guide again to make sure you've followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
a
conventional cooker.
Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Warning
This
appliance
The wires in this mains lead
following
BLUE
~
are
Technical
must be earthed
colored in accordance with the
MS-2342DP
codes
Neutral
BROWN
~
Power
Live
GREEN & YELLOW
~
Earth
230/240 V AC ~50Hz
Input
800 W
Output
Microwave
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
not
Specification
correspond with the coloured
plug proceed as follows:
appliance may
markings identifying the terminals
in your
or
Consumption
Microwave
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N
Outside Dimension
Power
(IEC60705 rating standard)
2,450 MHz
Frequency
485mm(W)
X
280mm(H)
X
400mm(D)
1,200 Watts
Colored BLACK.
The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED.
The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW
or
GREEN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E
If the
supply
cord is
manufacturer
or
order to avoid
a
damaged,
its service
or
it must be
agent
or a
replaced by the
similarly qualified person
.
in
hazard;
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Terms of
Warranty
&
Important Notice
7. The authorised serviced
TERMS OF WARRANTY
hours, Monday
Should
a
become
defect in this due to either FAULTY MATERIAL or WORKMANSHIP
apparent within the period of
(extra 3 years on magnetron
part) from the date of original purchase of the product, then provid LG or
their above mentioned 2 years period (extra 3 years on magnetron part),
such defect will be
at the
premises of
rectified, without
LG
cost to you for either labour or material,
Their Authorised Service Center Subject to:
or
1. Particulars of the model and serial
and invoice/sales docket number
centre when
a
2 years
claim under
number, the date of original purchase
being given
warranty is made. Purchase receipt
resulted from incorrect installation
or
Warranty being
unauthorized
rendered invalid if the
alteration, modification,
or
product
is misused
substitution of the
or
5. A
any
to
an
rights may arise but except for such conditions, warranties and
all conditions and warranties which might otherwise be implied in this
transaction
are
hereby
excluded and
negated.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
service centres to
if any
is
service
the
product
the
warranty service
owner
for
travelling
expenses incurred in
at the user's home.
to the
serving
within Australia of
perform
all aftersales and
2. The authorised service centre
transit to and from his
3. If the
cause
for
warranty not applying except
products purchased in Australia.
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or
authorized service centre.
charge being accepted by
connection with
6. The
rights,
product
transportation both ways to and from the authorized
being are paid by the owner if it is necessary to return
part
nomal business
excludable
altered.
4. Costs of
centre
during
If any legislation whether Federal or State to applies to this transaction,
certain non-excludable conditions may be implied and certain non-
misuse other than in
operating instructions issued by the Company (b)
consequential damage being excluded from this Warranty.
or
service
must be
accordance with the
defaced
provide
1. LG ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD has
(a) damage
3. The
will
to the authorised service
produced.
2. All
agent
Friday.
to
4.
product
or
any
not covered
inspection
and
can
accept
no
arranged
for authorised
warranty service
responsibility
for
on
its behalf.
damage
in
premises.
parts returned
to
an
authorised service centre for any
by this warranty, all costs involved, including a charge
handing must be paid to the authorised servic centre.
covered by the terms of this Warranty must be borne by the
charges may arise through the cost of any service all where
(a) the product is found to be in good installation, or (b) maladjustment of
user controls, or failure to follow operating instructions, mains supply
Changes not
owner.
Such
defects
or
external inference has occurred.
5. No retailer has
authority to
vary the terms of the above
warranty.
WARRANTY
Complete the details on this form
(purchase receipt attached).
and retain in the event of warranty service
being required
PURCHASER'S NAME
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
MODE NO
SERIAL NO
DATE OF PURCHASE
INVOICE/SALES DOCKET NO
POST CODE
RETAILER'S NAME
ADDRESS
CITY
STATE
POST CODE
FOR WARRANTY SERVICE PLEASE CONTACT THE RETAILER FROM WHOM
YOU PURCHASED YOUR UNIT OR CONTACT LG SERVICE ON 1800-643-156
LG ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
(LGEAP)
New South Wales / Head Office
2 Wonderland DriveEASTERN CREEK NSW 2766
(ABN:
98 064 531
264)
LGEAP
P/No: 3828W5A5088
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