LG | MS-2346VR | LG MS-2346VR Owner’s Manual

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MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL & COOKING GUIDE
MODEL
:
MS-2346VR
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL
THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to avoid
possible
You cannot
oven
with the door open due to the safety interlocks built into the door
safety
automatically switch off any cooking activity when the door is
of a microwave oven could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
operate your
mechanism. These
which in the
It is
case
important
Do not
exposure to excessive microwave energy.
interlocks
not to
opened;
tamper with the safety interlocks.
place any object between
on sealing surfaces.
the
oven
front face and the door
or
allow food
or
cleaner residue to
accumulate
Do not
operate your
oven
that there is
no
and
surfaces.
sealing
Your
oven
damage
should not be
if it is
to the:
damaged. It is particularly important that the oven door closes properly and
(1) door(bent), (2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals
adjusted
or
repaired by anyone except qualified
service
personnel.
Warning
Please
cooking times are correctly set
subsequent damage to your oven.
ensure
fire and
as over
cooking
may result in the FOOD
catching
When
heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your microwave oven, overheating the liquid
beyond boiling point can occur without evidence of bubbling. This could result in a sudden boil over of the
hot liquid. To prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken:
1. Avoid
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.
heating, allow to stand in the oven for a short time, stir or shake them again carefully and check the
temperature of them before consumption to avoid burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and baby
food jars).
4. After
Warning
Always
allow food to stand after
them before
being cooked by microwaves and check the temperature
consumption. Especially contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars.
of
How the Microwave Oven Works
Microwaves
microwaves
form of energy similar to radio and television waves and ordinary daylight. Normally,
spread outwards as they travel through the atmosphere and disappear without effect.
are a
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
at the bottom of the
such materials
as
cooking
area
through openings
inside the
oven.
A turntable
or
tray
is located
Microwaves cannot pass through metal walls of the oven, but they can penetrate
porcelain and paper, the materials out of which microwave-safe cooking dishes are
oven.
glass,
constructed.
Microwaves do not heat cookware,
by the food.
A very safe
Your microwave
oven
heat
oven
though cooking
vessels will
eventually get
hot from the heat
generated
appliance
is
one
of the safest of all home
automatically stops producing
when it enters food, leaving no
appliances.
When the door is
opened,
the
microwaves. Microwave energy is converted completely to
“left over” energy to harm you when you eat your food.
2
CONTENTS
PRECAUTIONS
2
CONTENTS
3
UNPACKING & INSTALLING
4
FEATURE DIAGRAM
6
CONTROL PANEL
6
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
7
SETTING CLOCK
7
CHILD LOCK
7
ADD MINUTE
7
QUICK TOUCH COOKING
8
QUICK TOUCH COOKING TABLE
8
MICROWAVE COOKING
9
MICROWAVE POWER LEVELS
9
COOKING TIPS
10
MELT
12
MELT TABLE
12
SOFTEN
12
SOFTEN TABLE
12
AUTO DEFROST
13
EXPRESS DEFROST
14
BREAD DEFROST
14
AUTO DEFROST TABEL
14
MICROWAVE-SAFE UTENSILS
17
FOOD CHARACTERISTICS & MICROWAVE COOKING
18
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
20
QUESTION & ANSWERS
21
PLUG WIRING INFORMATION/TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
22
WARRANTY
23
3
UNPACKING & INSTALLING
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.
Unpack your
oven
and
place
it
on a
flat level surface.
GLASS TRAY
ROTATING RING
Place your oven on a flat, level surface but make sure there is at least 10 cm of space on the
rear and sides so there is air flow for ventilation. Exhaust outlets are located in the back and
top,
side of your oven. Blocking the outlets
BUILDING IN. (Not over a heat source)
can
damage
your
oven.
THIS OVEN IS DESIGNED FOR
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL
CATERING PURPOSES
4
UNPACKING & INSTALLING
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.
Open your oven door by pressing the DOOR OPEN button.
Place the ROTATING RING inside the oven and
place
the GLASS TRAY
Fill
a
on
top.
microwave safe container with 300 ml
and close the
oven
(1/2 pint)
of water. Place
door. If you have any doubts about what
on
the GLASS TRAY
of container to
type
use
please
refer to page 17.
Enter the time
by touching [3]
and
[0].
And touch START.
30
SECONDS
The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds. When it reaches 0 it will sound three BEEPS.
Open
the
oven
door and test the
should be HOT. Be careful when
removing
temperature of the
water. If your
the container it may be hot.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
5
oven
is
operating
the water
FEATURE DIAGRAM
Remove your Microwave Oven and all
material from the shipping carton.
Oven Front Plate
Window Door Screen
Your
oven
following
Door Seal
Safety
Cooking Guide ...........................1
Rotating Ring.............................1
Button
Door Lock
System
This microwave
Glass Turntable
for household
Rotating Ring
CONTROL PANEL
beep
oven
use
is
only.
designed
It is not
recommended for commercial
purposes.
NOTE: A
with the
Owner's Manual &
Control Panel
Open
packed
Glass Turntable .........................1 each
Display Window
Door
will be
materials:
sounds when
is touched to indicate
6
pad on the control panel
setting has been entered.
a
each
each
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
SETTING CLOCK
CHILD LOCK
When your oven is plugged in for the first time or
when power resumes after a power interruption,
the numbers in the display reset to "0"
Use this
.
Example:
To set the clock for 10:30
safety
feature to lock the control
panel
when you are cleaning it, or to prevent children
from using the oven when you do not want them
to.
.
To set CHILD LOCK:
Touch:
Display
Shows:
Touch:
Display
Shows:
1.
1.
Time of
day.
2.
2.
3.
Touch and hold until LOC appears in the
(approximately
4.
4
display.
seconds)
To cancel CHILD LOCK:
NOTE: This is
a
Touch:
12 hour clock.
time-saving pad,
this
simplified
control lets
Touch and hold until LOC
you quickly set and start microwave cooking at
100% power without the need to touch START.
Example:
the
To cook for 2 minutes.
Touch:
Display
1.
2.
Time of
1.
ADD MINUTE
A
Display
Time of
Twice
Time
Shows:
day.
counting
down
and power 100
NOTE: If you touch ADD MINUTE, it will add 1
minute up to 99 min 59 seconds.
7
disappears
display.(approximately
4
Shows:
day.
from
seconds)
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
QUICK TOUCH COOKING
Use this function to cook food without
entering
Example:
a
cook time
Cooking
or power. Refer to the Quick Touch
Table below for more information.
Example:
To cook
a
100 g.
bag
2.
Time
counting
At the end of
oven
will start
Time
counting
down.
At the end of
cooking
time, 4 short tones
down.
will sound.
automatically.
3.
The
automatically.
3.
will start
Once
Shows:
Once
oven
Shows:
of microwave
Display
1.
The
Display
1.
Touch:
potato
Touch:
popcorn.
2.
To cook 1
cooking
time, 4 short tones
will sound.
QUICK TOUCH COOKING TABLE
Category
Popcorn
Touch
1 time
2 times
1 time
Potato
S
erving
size
100 g
85g
Directions
?
Follow
?
Do not
?
Heat
4 times
1ea(227g)
2ea(454g)
3ea(681g)
4ea(908g)
1 time
284 g
1 time
1 cup
2 cups
?
3 cups
4 cups
?
2 times
3 times
?
?
?
?
?
Frozen
Entree
Vegetable
2 times
3 times
4 times
?
?
?
1 time
2 times
300 g
454 g
227-284 g per potato.
Pierce potato several times with fork.
Place in center of the turntable
After
tray
on
paper towel.
let stand for 5 minutes.
cooking,
Remove from outer
display package.
place
If not in microwave-safe container,
plastic wrap and vent.
on
plate
and
Prepare as desired, wash, and leave residual water
vegetables.
Place the appropriately-sized microwave container.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
cover
on
the
?
Dinner Plate
package instructions.
try to pop unpopped kernels.
only 1 package at a time.
?
?
Arrange food on the microwave plate.
Place meaty portions and bulky vegetables
of the plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
After cooking let stand for 2 minutes.
to the outside
,
Hot
Dog
1 time
1ea
?
2 times
2ea
?
Pierce the skin and
Cover with water.
3 times
3ea
?
Heat uncovered.
4 times
4ea
?
After
5 times
5ea
6 times
6ea
?
heating,
Drain and
8
place
stir well.
serve.
hot
dogs
in microwave-safe bowl.
with
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
MICROWAVE COOKING
MICROWAVE POWER LEVELS
Your microwave oven has 10 cook power levels to let
you cook or heat a wide variety of foods. Refer to the
This feature lets you program a specific cook time
and power. For best results, there are 10 power
level
table below for
in addition to HIGH power (100%).
Refer to the “Microwave Power Level Table” on
settings
page 9 for
more
information.
Power
To cook for 5
Use
Level
NOTE: If you do not select a power level, the oven
will automatically cook at HIGH (100%) power.
Example:
suggestions:
Microwave Power Level Table
?
Boiling water
Making candy
Cooking poultry pieces, fish, & vegetables.
Cooking tender cuts of meat.
Whole poultry
.
?
10
minutes, 30 seconds
(High)
at 80% power.
.
?
?
?
.
Touch:
Display
Shows:
9
?
?
8
1.
Time of
day.
?
?
7
?
?
?
2.
6
?
?
?
5
3.
4
?
?
?
3
4.
?
?
2
?
?
1
5.
Time
counting
down
0
and POWER 80.
9
?
?
Reheating rice, pasta,
&
vegetables.
foods
Reheating prepared
Reheating sandwiches.
quickly
Cooking egg, milk, & cheese
Cooking cakes, breads.
Melting chocolate.
Cooking veal.
Cooking whole fish.
Cooking puddings &
.
dishes.
custard.
Cooking ham, whole poultry,
Cooking rib roast, sirloin tip.
Thawing meat, poultry,
& lamb.
& seafood.
less tender cuts of meat.
Cooking
Cooking pork chops,
roast.
chill out of fruit.
Taking
Softening
butter.
casseroles & main dishes
Keeping
Softening
Standing
butter &
time.
cream
cheese.
warm.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING:
Do not
large sheets of aluminum foil
arcing. You may use small pieces of
use
cooking and may cause
wings. Keep all aluminum
and
because
foil to
they hinder
shield poultry legs
foil at least 1 inch from the walls and door of the
oven.
COOKING TIPS
Meat
Poultry
1. No
1. No
2.
3.
special techniques are required. Meat should be
prepared as with conventional cooking. Season if
desired. Always thoroughly defrost meat before
cooking.
Place the meat on a microwave roasting rack or
microwave-proof plate and place on the turntable.
Cook according to the Meat Cooking Table (below).
Use the longer time for large cuts of meats and the
be
chops,
the
use
longer time.
halfway through
once
2.
3.
4.
The
cooking.
completes
5. Cook
according to the instructions in the Poultry
Cooking Table below. Turn over halfway through the
cooking time. Because of its shape, poultry has a
tendency to cook unevenly, especially in very bony
parts.Turning food over helps to cook these areas
evenly.
cooking
6.
wrapped in foil after
important as it
time is very
standing
cooking process.
Make sure meat, especially pork,
cooked before eating.
Meat
the
Cooking
is
thoroughly
6. Remove from oven,wrap in foil and let stand for
5 -10 minutes before carving.The standing time is very
important, since it completes the cooking process.
Table
7. Make
Microwave
Meat
Cooking
poultry is thoroughly cooked before eating.
poultry is completely cooked when the juices
run clear from the inside thigh when it is pierced with
a sharp knife. Poultry pieces should be pierced with
a sharp knife through the thickest part to ensure that
the juices are clear and the flesh is firm.
Per Pound
Medium
8
9 1 /2 to 11 1 /2 minutes
Well-done
8
11 1 /2 to 14 minutes
Ground Beef
HIGH(100%)
6 1 /2to9 1 /2 minutes
BEEF
?
?
Rib
(to
brown for casserole)
Hamburgers,
Fresh
(4
?
?
or
Poultry Cooking
4
Table
Microwave
Poultry
Power
Cooking
Time
Per Pound
defrosted
each)
patties
patties
CHICKEN
oz.
2
sure
Whole
Time
Power
Standing/Rolled
Poultry should be thoroughly defrosted. Remove
giblets and any metal clamps.
Prick the skin and brush lightly with vegetable oil
unless the poultry is self-basting.
All poultry should be placed on a microwave roasting
rack or a microwave-proof plate and placed on the
turntable.
the
time.
5. Let stand for 5-10 minutes
HIGH(100%)
HIGH(100%)
2 1 /2to4 1 /2 minutes
Whole
8
11 to 15 minutes
3 1 /2to5 1 /2 minutes
Breast
8
10 to 14 minutes
8
11 to 17 minutes
8
11 to 15 minutes
(boned)
Portions
PORK
Loin, Leg
TURKEY
8
12 1 /2to16 1 /2 minutes
HIGH(100%)
HIGH(100%)
2 1 /2 to3 1 /2 minutes
Whole
Bacon
?
?
if
desired.
shorter time for small cuts of meats. For thicker
4. Turn the meat
special techniques are required. Poultry should
prepared as with conventional cooking. Season
4 slices
6 slices
NOTES:
3 1 /2 to4 1 /2 minutes
?
The times listed above
are
only
guide. Allow for
preferences. The
shape, cut, and
a
difference in individual tastes and
NOTE: The times listed above
times may also vary due to the
composition of the food.
only a guide. Allow
for difference in individual tastes and preferences. The
times may also vary due to the shape, cut, and compoare
?
If whole
poultry
is stuffed, the
bird should be used when
sition of the food.
time.
10
weight of the stuffed
calculating the cooking
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
COOKING TIPS (continued)
Fish
1.
Arrange
fish in
2. Cover with
a large shallow non-metallic dish or casserole
pierced microwave plastic wrap or casserole lid.
3. Place the dish
4. Cook
on
according
dish.
the turntable.
to the instructions in the Fresh Fish
Cooking
Table bleow Flakes of butter
can
be added to the
fish if desired.
5. Let stand
6. After
directed in the
as
standing time,
Fresh Fish
Cooking
check to
Cooking
see
serving.
thoroughly cooked.The
fish should be opaque and flake
easily.
Table
Microwave
Fish
Tabel before before
that the fish is
Cooking
Time
Butter
Standing
Power
Per Pound
Fish Fillets
HIGH
4 1 /2 to 8 minutes
Whole Mackerel,
Cleaned and Prepared
HIGH
4 1 /2 to 8 minutes
?
3 to 4 minutes
Whole Trout,
Cleaned and
HIGH
5 1 /2 to 9 minutes
?
3 to 4 minutes
HIGH
5 1 /2 to 8 minutes
Add1to2tbsp(15to30ml)
of lemon juice.
Time
2 to 3 minutes
Prepared
Salmon Steaks
Add1to2tbsp(15to30ml)
of lemon juice.
11
3 to 4 minutes
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
MELT
The
SOFTEN
oven uses
low power to melt foods
The
oven uses low power to soften foods (butter,
ice cream, cream cheese, and frozen juice)
See the following table.
(butter,
chocolate, marshmallows and cheese). See the
following
table.
Example:
To Melt 2 sticks butter.
Touch:
Example:
Shows:
Display
1.
Time of
Touch:
day.
2.
3.
3.
Time
counting
down.
Time
gory
down.
and place in
microwavable container
Margarine
Unwrap
No need to cover butter
Stir at the end of cooking
to be moved down and over.
1,2or
Choose the 4
weight)
3 sticks
1
8
or
place
cycle
to
in
butter.
room
1,2or
3 sticks
temperature and ready
use in recipe.
Place container in
2
113
or
Ice
Cream
227 g
complete melting.
Ice
cream
oven.
will be soft
enough to make
scooping easier.
Unwrap
and
place
3
complete melting.
Cream
Cheese
Half
in
Cream cheese will be at
room
ready
cheese
food only. Cut into cubes.
Place in a single layer in
227
microwavable container
454 g
Pint,
Quart,
gallon
microwavable container.
Add time if necessary to
processed
cover
for
NOTE:
Use
No need to
Butter will be at
selection to melt
Unwrap squares and place
them in a microwavable
container. Stir at the end of
the
Butter
oz.(actual
squares of baking chocolate
or chocolate morsels.
-
and
microwavable container.
.
.
late
Amount
Direction
gory
Unwrap
Choco
counting
CateCode
Amount
Direction
Butter/
2
day.
SOFTEN TABLE
Cate-
1
Shows:
Time of
4.
MELT TABLE
Code
Display
1.
2.
4.
To Soften Quart Ice Cream.
temperature and
for use in recipe.
85
or
227 g
.
3
Cheese
Stir at the end of
to
or
4
cooking
complete melting.
Juice
top.
Place in
oven.
Frozen
juice will be soft
enough to easily mix with
water.
or miniature
marshmallows may be
used. Place in
Large
4
Frozen
Remove
Marshmallows microwavable container
Stir at the end of cycle to
.
142
or
284 g
complete melting.
12
170, 340
or454g
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE:
AUTO DEFROST
When you touch the START pad, the display changes
to defrost time count down. The oven will beep during
Three defrost sequences are preset in the oven.
The auto defrost feature provides you with the best
defrosting
method for frozen foods. The
At this time, open the door and
rearrange the food.
Remove any portions that have thawed.
Return frozen portions to the oven and touch
cooking guide
will show you which defrost sequence is recommended
for the food you are defrosting.
the DEFROST
cycle.
turn, separate,
or
START to
For added convenience, the Auto Defrost
includes a built-in beep mechanism that reminds
the defrost
cycle.
OPERATING TIPS
you to check, turn over, separate, or rearrange to get
the best defrost results. Three different defrosting levels
?
provided.
are
resume
For best results, remove fish, shellfish, meat, and
poultry from its original closed paper or plastic pack-
(wrapper). Otherwise, the wrap will hold steam
juice close to the foods, which can cause the
1 MEAT
age
and
2 POULTRY
outer surface of the foods to cook.
3 FISH
?
*Available
is 0.1~4.0kg.
weight
Example:
To defrost 1.2
Touch:
kg
of
ground
Display
1.
For best results,
shape your ground meat into the
doughnut before freezing. When defrosting,
scrape off thawed meat when the beep sounds and
continue defrosting.
form of
beef.
?
Shows:
a
Place foods in
roasting
?
Once
a
shallow container
rack to catch
Food should still be somewhat
removed from the
2.
.
and
to enter the
weight
3.
NOTE: 4 tones
Time
can
counting
be heard in middle of
down
cycle.
13
or on a
microwave
drippings.
oven.
icy
in the center when
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
EXPRESS DEFROST
This feature should be used
0.5
kg
of frozen
Example:
ground
only
AUTO DEFROST TABLE
Beef
beef.
To defrost 0.5
kg
Touch:
Ground beef, Round steak,
Cubes for stew, Tenderloin steak,
Ground beef.
Display
Pot roast, Rib roast,
Shows:
Rump roast,
Hamburger patty
Chuck roast,
Lamb
MEAT
Time of
1.
Food to be Defrosted
Category
when you defrost
Chops (25.4
mm
thick),
Rolled roast
Pork
day.
Chops (12.7 mm thick), Hot dogs,
Spareribs, Country-style ribs.
Rolled roast, Sausage
Veal
2.
Time
counting
down
Cutlets
.
(0.5 kg,
12.7
mm
thick)
Poultry
NOTE: 4 tones
can
be heard in middle of
Whole
(under 4.0 kg.), Cut-up,
(boneless)
cycle.
POULTRY
Breast
Cornish Hens
Whole
Turkey
BREAD DEFROST
The bread defrost feature
Breast
provides
you with the best
defrosting
method for frozen bread.
*Available
weight
Example:
Steaks/Chops
Round beef steak, Tenderloin steak
Lamb chops (25.4 mm thick)
is 0.1~0.5kg.
To defrost 0.1
Touch:
kg
Pork
of bread.
Display
chops (12.7 mm thick)
(0.5 kg, 1/2 inch thick)
Veal cutlets
FISH
Shows:
Fish
Fillets, Whole Steaks
Shellfish
Crab meat, Lobster tails,
1.
Scallops
2.
to enter the
weight
Time
3.
NOTE: 4 tones
can
counting
be heard in middle of
down.
cycle.
14
Shrimp,
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
To heat
reheat
guidelines. Measure the
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
a microwavable lid or plastic wrap and vented. Remove cover carefully to prevent steam burns. Use the
following chart as a guide for reheating cooked food.
or
successfully
in the microwave, it is
important
to follow several
amount of food in order to determine the time needed to reheat.
Items
Cook time
Special
Instructions
(at HIGH)
Sliced meat
3 slices (0.5
cm
thick)
1-2 minutes
Place sliced meat on microwavable
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
*Note:
Chicken
leg
or sauce
helps
to
keep
meat
juicy.
pieces
1 breast
1
Gravy
plate.
and
thigh
2-3 minutes
Place chicken
3-3 1 /2 minutes
wrap and vent.
Fish fillet
Place fish
(230 g)
1-2 minutes
vent.
4-6 minutes
and vent.
Place
Lasagna
1 serving (300 g)
on
lasagna
pieces
on
microwavable
microwavable
on
plate.
microwavable
plate.
Cover with
plate.
Cover with
plastic
plastic wrap
Cover with
and
plastic wrap
Casserole
1 cup
1
1-3
/2
minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole. Stir
4 cups
4 1 / 2 -7 minutes
through cooking.
Casserole
cream or
once
halfway
cheese
1-2 1 /2 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole. Stir
4 cups
3 1 /2 -6 minutes
through cooking.
1-2 1 /2 minutes
Cook
Joe
or
Barbecued beef
Reheat
1 sandwich
( 1 /2
halfway
?
1 cup
Sloppy
once
cup meat
bun
filling)
filling and bun separately.
filling covered in microwavable
as
casserole. Stir
once.
Heat
directed in chart below.
without bun
Mashed
potatoes
1 cup
4 cups
1 1 /2 -3 1 /2 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole. Stir
6-9 minutes
through cooking.
1 1 /2 -3 minutes
through cooking.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole Stir
Baked beans
or
halfway
once
halfway
once
halfway
once
halfway
.
1 cup
Ravioli
once
pasta in
sauce
1 cup
2 1 /2 -4 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole. Stir
4 cups
7 1 /2 -11 minutes
through cooking.
Rice
1 cup
1-1 1 /2 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole. Stir
4 cups
3 1 /2 -5 minutes
through cooking.
Sandwich roll
or
bun
1 roll
Wrap
in paper towel and
place
on
glass
mircrowavable rack
15-30 seconds
Vegetables
1 cup
1 1 /2 -2 1 /2 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole. Stir
4 cups
4-6 minutes
through cooking.
Soup
1 serving (230 g)
COOK covered in microwavable casserole. Stir
1 1 /2 -2 minutes
through cooking.
15
once
once
halfway
halfway
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Amount
Vegetable
Cook time
Artichokes
2 medium
4 1 /2 ~7
(230
4 medium
10~12
Asparagus,
Fresh, Spears
450 g
1/
2
2~6
Beans, Green &
450 g
7~11
g
each)
Wax
Standing
Instructions
at HIGH
Trim. Add 2
tsp
water and 2
Time
tsp juice.
Cover.
Add 1 cup water. Cover.
Add 1 /2 cup water in 1 1 /2
2-3 minutes
2-3 minutes
qt. casserole. Stir
2-3 minutes
qt. covered casserole.
2-3 minutes
halfway through cooking.
Beets, Fresh
450 g
11~16
Add 1 /2 cup water in 1 1 /2
Rearrange halfway through cooking.
450 g
5~8
Place broccoli in
Cabbage, Fresh,
Chopped
450 g
4~7
Add 1 /2 cup water in 1 1 /2
Carrots, Fresh,
2 cups
Broccoli, Fresh,
baking
dish. Add 1 /2 cup water.
2-3 minutes
qt. covered casserole.
2-3 minutes
Spears
Stir
Add 1 /4 cup water in 1
2~3
Sliced
Stir
450 g
Cauliflower,
5~7
Fresh, Whole
2 cups
Celery, Fresh,
4 cups
6~8
2
4~8
2
1/
2 ~4 2
qt. covered casserole.
qt. covered casserole.
2-3 minutes
halfway through cooking.
Slice. Add 1 /2 cup water in 1 1 /2
Stir
2-3 minutes
halfway through cooking.
Trim. Add 1 /4 cup water in 1
Stir
1/
Flowerettes, Fresh
halfway through cooking.
qt. covered casserole.
2-3 minutes
qt. baking dish.
2-3 minutes
halfway through cooking.
Sliced
Corn, Fresh
ears
Husk. Add 2
in 1 1 /2
tbsp water
Cover.
Mushrooms,
230g
2 1 /2 ~31 /2
Fresh, Sliced
Place mushrooms in 1 1 /2
Stir
450 g
Parsnips, Fresh,
4~7
Sliced
4 cups
Peas, Green,
6~9
Fresh
2 medium
4~9
Pierce
Whole
Baking
(170~230g each)
4 medium
6~12
Place
White Potatoes,
Whole Baking
2
Turn
potatoes
potatoes
Spinach, Fresh,
qt. covered casserole.
5~8
Pierce
Place
Turn
potatoes several times with fork.
on
2 paper towels.
over
10~14
( 170~230g each)
2-3 minutes
2-3 minutes
halfway through cooking.
Sweet Potatoes
4
qt. covered casserole.
halfway through cooking.
Add 1 /2 cup water in 1 1 /2
Stir
2-3 minutes
halfway through cooking.
Add 1 /2 cup water in 1 1 /2
Stir
qt. covered casserole.
2-3 minutes
halfway through cooking.
potatoes several times with fork.
on
2 paper towels.
over
2-3 minutes
2-3 minutes
2-3 minutes
halfway through cooking.
450 g
4~7
Add 1 /2 cup water in 2
1 medium
6~8
Cut
qt. covered casserole.
2-3 minutes
Leaf
Squash,
Acorn
or
Butternut, Fresh
Zucchini, Fresh,
450 g
4 1 /2 ~71 /2
Sliced
Zucchini, Fresh,
Whole
squash
Place in 8
6~9
in half. Remove seeds.
8-inch
baking
Add 1 /2 cup water in 1 1 /2
Stir
450 g
x
2-3 minutes
dish. Cover.
qt. covered casserole.
2-3 minutes
halfway through cooking.
Pierce. Place
on
Turn zucchini
over
cooking.
16
2 paper towels.
and rearrange
2-3 minutes
halfway through
MICROWAVE-SAFE UTENSILS
Never
metal
use
or
metal trimmed utensils in
your microwave oven
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal.
They
Paper
Paper plates
will
safe to
bounce off any metal
object in the oven and
arcing, an alarming phenomenon that
resembles lightning.
Most heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils
cause
are
safe for
However,
use
some
as
are
microwave
a
glass
bowl
oven.
touch, the utensil is microwave-safe. However, if
the water does not change temperature but the
and
utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use
are
also
oven.
A
You
in doubt consult the manufacturer's literature
rupture.
Plastic microwave cookware
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.
Dinner plates
Many kinds of dinner-ware are microwave-safe. If
perform
towels
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
Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the
oven.
Paper
Plastic
water heats up but the utensil remains cool to the
in the microwave
low in fat and moisture.
cooked. In general, avoid colored 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 cookware.
filled with water in the microwave
convenient and
are
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
are
very useful for wrapping foods and for lining
baking trays in which greasy foods such as bacon
in your microwave oven.
may contain materials that
render them unsuitable
and containers
in your microwave oven, provided that
the cooking time is short and foods to be cooked
use
variety
of
cookware
shapes
are
and sizes of microwave
available. For the most
part, you
items you already have
hand rather than investing in new kitchen
can
probably
use
equipment.
Pottery, stoneware
and ceramic
Containers made of these materials
fine for
on
are
usually
they
in your microwave oven, but
should be tested to be sure.
or
the microwave test.
use
Glassware
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwavesafe. This would include all brands of
CAUTION
oven
Some items with
tempered glass cookware. However, do not use
delicate glassware, such as tumblers or wine
glasses, as these might shatter as the food
not suitable for
warms.
Plastic storage containers
These can be used to hold foods that
are
to be
reheated. However, they should not be
used to hold foods that will need considerable
quickly
time in the
or
melt
oven as
plastic
hot foods will
eventually
warp
containers.
17
high lead or iron
cooking utensils.
content
are
FOOD CHARACTERISTICS & MICROWAVE COOKING
Keeping an eye on things
The recipes in this book have
with
great
them
care, but your
as
success
a
oven
Since the heat
oven
is
roasts and
sprinkled
light that turns on automatically when the
operation so that you can see inside
of
as
the minimum
with
to
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks
and check the progress of your food. Directions
given in recipes to elevate, stir, and the like
thought
as
vegetables should either be
water prior to cooking or covered
some
retain moisture.
equipped
is in
should be
from microwaves tends
generated
evaporate moisture, relatively dry food such
to
preparing
on
while it cooks. Your microwave
with
in
how much attention you pay to
it cooks. Always watch your food
depends
the food
Moisture content of food
been formulated
quickly
cooking
more
than meat. Care must be taken when
bony or fatty cuts of meat that they do not cook
unevenly and do not become overcooked.
Quantity of food
steps
recommended. If the food seems to be cooking
unevenly, simply make the necessary
adjustments you think appropriate to correct the
problem.
Factors affecting microwave cooking times
Many factors affect cooking times. The
temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
makes a big difference in cooking times. For
example, a cake made with ice-cold butter, milk,
and eggs will take considerably longer to bake
than one made with ingredients that are at room
temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a
range of cooking times. In general, you will find
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
halving a recipe.
when
Shape
at least
one
third
of food
Microwaves
penetrate only about 2.5 cm into
food, the interior portion of thick foods are cooked
that the food remains under-cooked at the lower
generated on the outside travels
Only the outer edge of food is cooked by
microwave energy; the rest is cooked by
conduction. The worst possible shape for a food
end of the time range, and you may sometimes
that is to be microwaved is
want to cook your food beyond the maximum time
given, according to personal preference. The
corners
as
the heat
inward.
warm
.
will burn
long
Round thin foods and
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,
successfully
Covering
cake, and custards, recommend that food be
cling film
splitting.
Browning
removed from the
oven
when
undercooked. This is not
a
they
are
cook
A
cover
to cook
slightly
mistake. When
with
Meats and
a corner
heat
that is cooked for
brushed with
microwaving
not become
Height
porous food that the outer
and brittle.
relatively
do
dry
of food
cooking,
to turn tall food
lid
or
causes
browning
prevent
cooked fifteen minutes
are
lightly
food
microwave
folded back to
in their
shorter
own
fat. Food
of time may be
such as
period
sauce
small amounts of
original
Individual foods such
The upper portion of tall food, particularly roasts,
will cook more quickly than the lower portion.
Therefore, it is wise
a
browning
sauce
flavour of the
is
recipe
Covering with greaseproof paper
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering
and helps food retain some heat. But because
makes a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, it
allows the food to dry out slightly.
Arranging and spacing
when
edges
a
added to food, the
not altered.
Density of food
Light, porous food such as cakes and bread cook
more quickly than heavy, dense foods such as
care
a
foods
Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue
sauce to achieve an appetizing colour. Since
various foods.
roasts and casseroles. You must take
longer
that
poultry
will brown
steam which
Use
quickly.
or
ring shaped
in the microwave.
traps heat and
more
allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods
will continue to cook outside of the oven as the
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
a thick square. The
before the centre is even
as
baked
is
it
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
during
sometimes several times.
on
18
top of
one
another.
FOOD CHARACTERISTICS & MICROWAVE COOKING
Stirring
Stirring is one of the most important of all
microwaving techniques. In conventional cooking,
food is stirred for the purpose of blending.
Foods
as
tall foods such
the outside of the
roasts and whole
as
bottom will cook
thicker
Placing
that the
It is also
evenly.
turn cut up chicken and
so
good
1
idea to
outwards
it may
sure
in the
or
important to keep this
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
area
clean to
assure a
dishwasher.
2
Keep
the outside of the
clean
oven
Clean the outside of your oven with soap and
water then with clean water and dry with a soft
oven.
cloth
dense foods
can
be elevated
can
be absorbed
by
so
that
or
paper towel. To prevent damage to the
inside the oven, the water should
not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
the underside
panel, open the door
accidentally starting, and
wipe a damp cloth followed immediately by a dry
cloth. Press STOP after cleaning.
Piercing
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
vegetables and fruits.
3
Food cooks
so
oysters and whole
To clean control
to
oven
prevent
If steam accumulates inside
and in
quickly
in
a
foods, including
microwave oven, it is
time. The internal
or
around the
door, wipe the panels with
way indicates
a
a
malfunction of the unit.
kept
soapy water, rinse then
only warm,
thoroughly.
poultry, are
slightly
finish cooking during
clean.
dry
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH
STEEL AND
AS CLEANING POWDERS OR
PLASTIC PADS.
temperature of foods
will rise between 3°C and 8°C
no
Use
while still
undercooked and allowed to
oven
4 The door and door seals should be
meats and
oven
from
soft cloth. This may occur when the microwave
oven is operated under high humidity conditions
necessary to test it frequently. Some foods are
left in the microwave until completely cooked, but
removed from the
openings.
outside of the
if cooked
standing
walls
door and the frame. It is
and centre of the foods.
most
oven
operating parts
microwaves
Testing
stick to
energy and lengthen cooking times. Use a damp
cloth to wipe out crumbs that fall between the
Elevating
Thick
clean
up spillovers with a damp cloth right away.
Crumbs and spillovers will absorb microwave
the foil is secured to the dish
'arcing'
cause
oven
spilled liquids
or
wipe
Shielding
Strips of aluminium foil (which block microwaves)
can be placed over the corners or edges of
square and rectangular food to prevent those
portions from overcooking. Never use too much
or
spatters
and between seal and door surface. It is best to
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.
foil and make
the inside of the
Keep
Food
attracted to the outside
are
removed from the microwave
the foods
To Clean Your Oven
top and
chops.
portions facing
Since microwaves
a
being
are covered during
Usually
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.
over
chickens should be turned
often allowed to stand for 3 to 10
oven.
food heats first.
Turning
Large,
are
minutes after
Microwaved food, however, is stirred in order to
spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the
outside towards the centre
time
Standing
Metal
during standing
parts will be easier
frequently
time.
19
with
a
damp
to maintain if
cloth.
wiped
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING
Please
ensure
subsequent
1
Do not
cooking
times
are
correctly set
cooking
as over
to
attempt
tamper with,
or
make any
11
adjustments or repairs to the door, control panel,
safety interlock switches or any other part of the
oven. Repairs should only be undertaken by a
qualified service technician.
Be certain to
door is 8
surface
leave
operate the
glass
a
of water in the
The water will
use.
energy, if the
3 Do not
oven
the
use
of
empty.
oven
for the purpose of
be the cause of serious
14 Do not
the microwave
safety. (ex. Operating
use
newspaper in
oven
place
oven door is damaged, the oven must
operated until it has been repaired by a
qualified service technician.
may arc, which
can cause
objects
Do not
17 If smoke is observed, keep the oven door
closed and switch off or disconnect the oven
from the power
8 Do not
containers of
serious
materials look at the
oven
with
a
kitchen towel,
recycled
paper
products
9 Do not rinse the turntable
just after cooking.
damage.
19 The
heating
require
since
shorter
are
or
disposable
other combustible
frequently
deteriorating.
oven
to check if
is not intended for use by young
infirm persons without supervision;
Children should be supervised to ensure
or
Young
that they
they
sparks
20
Liquids
do not
or
play
with
appliance.
other foods must not be heated in
sealed containers since
they
are
liable to
explode.
by placing it in water
cause breakage or
time. If normal times
cooked in
paper
appliance
children
21 If the
supplied from a cord extension
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.
This may
10 Small amounts of food
or
a
or
may contain impurities which may cause
and/or fires when used in cooking.
or
plastic,
the food container is
operate the
use
supply.
18 When food is heated
in
any other obstruction between the door
and the front edges of the oven, which may
cause microwave energy leakage.
napkin
not
be
of paper towels
metal twist ties. Metal
or
16 If the
damage.
7
oven.
plastic wrapping from food before
defrosting. Note though that in some
cases food should be covered with plastic film,
for heating or cooking.
use wooden containers. They may heatup and char. Do not use ceramic containers
which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays.
the
potatoes,
vegetable.
attempt deep fat frying in your
cooking
6 Do not
remove
the skin of
or
of the
15 Remove the
toys, pet
cooking.
Always
placed,
appliance.
edge
to avoid accidental
13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will
build up inside the egg which will burst.
wrapped in paper towels,
unless your cook book contains instructions, for
the food you are cooking.
Do not
which it is
any such fruit
or
the front of the
can
with the wet newspapers, clothes,
portable electric devices, etc.)
for
on
oven so
behind the
cooking, pierce
apples
4 Do not cook food
5
the
when not in
oven
or
It is best to
safety absorb all microwave
is accidentally started.
oven
dehumidification. It
damage
when
oven
place
cm or more
of the
tipping
12 Before
2 Do not
may result in FIRE and
DAMAGE to the OVEN.
set
cooking
they
allowed
may overheat and burn.
20
appliance
or an
is
electrical
QUESTION & ANSWERS
Q What's wrong when the
light
oven
will not
1
A There may be several
will not glow.
Light
Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically
cooking.
Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn
that contains specific times and power outputs
needed for an acceptable final product.
for microwave
glow?
reasons
why
the
oven
2
light
bulb has blown.
Door is not closed.
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY
Q Does microwave energy pass
viewing screen in the door?
through
EACH MANUFACTURER FOR THEIR
the
POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE
A No. The holes, or ports, are made to allow
to pass; they do not let microwave energy
OVEN UNATTENDED WHILE THE CORN IS
light
BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP
AFTER THE SUGGESTED TIMES,
DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
through.
Q
Why
on
does the
tone sound when
beep
A The
is
a
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING
pad
the Control Panel is touched?
beep tone sounds to assure
being properly entered.
FIRE.
that the
setting
CAUTION
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR
Q Will the microwave
oven
be
damaged
if it
POPPING CORN. NEVER ATTEMPT TO POP
operates empty?
A Yes.
Never
run
it
LEFTOVER KERNELS.
empty
or
without the
glass
tray.
Q
Q
Why
do eggs sometimes
A When
pop?
poaching
A
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
baking, frying,
or
the shell.
Q
standing time recommended after
cooking is over?
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.
Why
is
microwave
A
Q Is it
possible
to pop
corn
in
a
would do with
microwave
oven?
A Yes, if
below:
using
one
Why doesn't my oven always cook as fast as
the cooking guide says?
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
of the two methods described
21
a
conventional cooker.
PLUG WIRING INFORMATION
Warning
This
The wires in this mains lead
BLUE
are
must be earthed
appliance
colored in accordance with the
following
codes
Neutral
~
BROWN
Live
~
GREEN & YELLOW
Earth
~
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
coloured
markings identifying
the terminals in your
appliance may not correspond
plug proceed as follows:
with the
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with
the letter N
or
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
terminal which is marked with the letter E
or
or
GREEN must be connected to the
.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
Power
MS-2346VR
230/240V~50Hz
Supply
Rated Power
Microwave
1250 W
Consumption
*850 W
Output
2450 MHz
Frequency
Overall
Oven
Dimensions(WXHXD)
Cavity Dimensions(WXHXD)
510 X 285X
355(mm)
330 X 205X
340(mm)
NET WEIGHT
14
Kg
SHIPPING WEIGHT
16
Kg
*IEC 60705 RATING STANDARD
Specifications subject
to
change
without
prior
notice.
22
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being required
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excluded and negated.
TERMS OF WARRANTY
service
Should
a
defect in this due to either FAULTY
MATERIAL
or
WORKMANSHIP become
apparent
within the
period of 2 years (extra 3 years on
magnetron part) from the date of original purchase
of the product, then provide LG or their above
mentioned 2 years period (extra 3 years on
magnetron part), such defect will be rectified,
without cost to you for either labour or material, at
the premises of LG or Their Authorised Service
Center
Subject
1. Particulars of the model and serial
date of
docket
made. Purchase
or
number, the
1. LG ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD has
original purchase and invoice/sales
number being given to the authorised
service centre when
2. All
IMPORTANT NOTICE
to:
(a) damage
a
claim under
receipt
must be
arranged for authorised service centres to
perform all aftersales and warranty service
warranty is
produced.
2. The authorised service centre
resulted from incorrect installation
responsibility for damage
his premises.
misuse other than in accordance with the
operating instructions issued by the Company (b)
consequential damage being excluded from this
Warranty.
4. Costs of
is defaced
or
or
including
must be
substitution of the
4.
altered.
transportation
both ways to and from the
being are paid by the
authorized service centre
if it is necessary to return the product
any part to an authorized service centre.
owner
5. A
charge being accepted by
travelling expenses incurred
warranty service
6. The
warranty
the
owner
or
for
in connection with
accept
no
a charge for inspection and handing
paid to the authorised service centre.
Changes not covered by the terms of this
Warranty must be borne by the owner. Such
charges may arise through the cost of any
service all where (a) the product is found to be
good installation, or (b) maladjustment of user
controls, or failure to follow operating
instructions, mains supply defects or external
in
interference has occurred.
at the user's home.
5. No retailer has
applying except to the serving
of products purchased in
not
within Australia
can
in transit to and from
product or any parts returned to an
authorised service centre for any cause not
covered by this warranty, all costs involved,
Warranty being rendered invalid if the
product is misused or if any unauthorized
product
its
3. If the
3. The
alteration, modification,
on
behalf.
above
Australia.
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authority
warranty.
to vary the terms of the
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 Drive EASTERN CREEK NSW 2766
(ABN
:
98 064 531
264)
LGEAP
P/NO
:
382885A0062
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