LG | MS2346SS | LG MS2346S Owner’s Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
MICROWAVE OVEN
Please read this owner’s manual thoroughly before operating.
MS2346S
MS2346SS
MFL40257802
www.lg.com
PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to avoid possible exposure to excessive microwave energy.
You cannot operate your oven with the door open due to the safety interlocks built into the door
mechanism. These safety interlocks automatically switch off any cooking activity when the door is opened;
which in the case of a microwave oven could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow food or cleaner residue to
accumulate on sealing surfaces.
Do not operate your oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the oven door closes properly and
that there is no damage to the: (1) door(bent), (2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals
and sealing surfaces.
Your oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified service personnel.
Warning
Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as over cooking may result in the FOOD catching
fire and subsequent damage to your oven.
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.
4. After 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).
Warning
Always allow food to stand after being cooked by microwaves and check the temperature of
them before consumption. Especially contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars.
How the Microwave Oven Works
Microwaves are a form of energy similar to radio and television waves and ordinary daylight. Normally,
microwaves spread outwards as they travel 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 cooking area through openings inside the oven. A turntable or tray is located
at the bottom of the oven. Microwaves cannot pass through metal walls of the oven, but they can penetrate
such materials as glass, porcelain and paper, the materials out of which microwave-safe cooking dishes are
constructed.
Microwaves do not heat cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get hot from the heat generated
by the food.
A very safe appliance
Your microwave 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 you eat your food.
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CONTENTS
PRECAUTIONS
2
CONTENTS
3
UNPACKING & INSTALLING
4-5
FEATURE DIAGRAM
6
CONTROL PANEL
6
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
7
TIMED COOKING
7
MICROWAVE POWER LEVELS
7
CHILD LOCK
8
ADD MINUTE
8
QUICK START
8
QUICK DEFROST
9
QUICK DEFROST MENU INSTRUCTIONS
9
SETTING CLOCK
10
ONE TOUCH AUTO MENU
10
ONE TOUCH AUTO MENU CHART
10
AUTO WEIGHT DEFROST
11
AUTO WEIGHT DEFROST SEQUENCE LIST
11
GROUND MEAT
12
GROUND MEAT COOKING CHART
12
POULTRY
12
POULTRY COOKING CHART
12
STEAKS/CHOPS
13
STEAKS/CHOPS COOKING CHART
13
HEATING OR REHEATING GUIDE
14
FRESH VEGETABLE GUIDE
15
MICROWAVE-SAFE UTENSILS
16
FOOD CHARACTERISTICS & MICROWAVE COOKING
17-18
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
19-20
QUESTION & ANSWERS
21
PLUG WIRING INFORMATION/TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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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
top, rear and sides so there is air flow for ventilation. Exhaust outlets are located in the back and
side of your oven. Blocking the outlets can damage your oven. The microwave oven shall not be
placed in a cabinet.
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL
CATERING PURPOSES
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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 on top.
Fill a microwave safe container with 300 ml (1/2 pint) of water. Place on the GLASS TRAY
and close the oven door. If you have any doubts about what type of container to use please
refer to page 16.
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 four BEEPS.
Open the oven door and test the temperature of the water. If your oven is operating the water
should be HOT. Be careful when removing the container it may be hot.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
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FEATURE DIAGRAM
Window Door Screen
Remove your Microwave Oven and all
material from the shipping carton.
Your oven will be packed with the
following materials:
Oven Front Plate
Door Seal
Display Window
Glass Turntable .........................1 each
Control Panel
Owner's Manual ........................1 each
Rotating Ring.............................1 each
Door Open Button
Safety Door Lock System
Glass Turntable
This microwave oven is designed
for household use only. It is not
recommended for commercial
purposes.
Rotating Ring
CONTROL PANEL
NOTE: A beep sounds when a pad on the control panel
is touched to indicate setting has been entered.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
TIMED COOKING
2 STAGE TIMED COOKING
This function allows you to cook food for a
desired time. And in order to give you the best
results, there are 10 power level settings in
addition to HI-POWER because many food need
slower cooking (at less than HI-POWER).
For Two Stage cooking, repeat timed cooking
steps 2 through 5 on the previous page before
touching the START pad for additional Time and
Power program you want to add.
Auto Weight Defrost can be programmed before
the first stage to defrost first and then cook.
Example:To cook food on 80% Power(Power8)
for 5 minutes 30 seconds
MICROWAVE POWER LEVELS
Your microwave oven is equipped with ten power
levels to give you maximum flexibility and control
over cooking. The table below will give you some
idea of which foods are prepared at each of the
various power levels.
*The table below shows the power level settings for
your oven.
1. Touch STOP/CLEAR.
2. Touch TIME.
MICROWAVE POWER LEVEL TABLE
3. Enter 5 minutes
30 seconds by touching
[5], [3],and [0].
Power
Level
4. Touch POWER.
P-HI appears in the
display. This is to tell you
that the oven is set on HI
unless a different power
setting is chosen.
5. Touch 8.
To select power level 80%.
Display shows P-80.
Use
*Boiling water.
*Making candy.
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*Cooking poultry pieces, fish, & vegetables.
(High)
*Cooking tender cuts of meat.
*Whole poultry.
6. Touch START.
When cooking is complete, four short tones will
sound. The word End shows in the display window.
Then the oven shuts itself off.
NOTE:
If you do not select the power level, the oven will
operate at power HIGH. To set HI-POWER
cooking, skip steps 4 & 5 above.
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*Reheating rice, pasta, & vegetables.
8
*Reheating prepared foods quickly.
*Reheating sandwiches.
7
*Cooking egg, milk and cheese dishes.
*Cooking cakes, breads.
*Melting chocolate.
6
*Cooking veal.
*Cooking whole fish.
*Cooking puddings and custard.
5
*Cooking ham, whole poultry, lamb.
*Cooking rib roast, sirloin tip.
4
*Thawing meat, poultry and seafood.
3
*Cooking less tender cuts of meat.
*Cooking pork chops, roast.
2
*Taking chill out of fruit.
*Softening butter.
1
*Keeping casseroles and main dishes warm.
*Softening butter and cream cheese.
0
* Standing time.
* Independent.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (CONT’D)
CHILD LOCK
ADD MINUTE
This is a unique safety feature that prevents
unwanted oven operation such as used by
children. Once the CHILD LOCK is set, no
cooking can take place.
A time-saving pad, this simplified control lets
you quickly set and start microwave cooking
without the need to touch START.
Example : To set ADD MINUTE cooking 2 minutes.
To set the child lock
1. Touch STOP/CLEAR.
1. Touch STOP/CLEAR.
or
2. Touch ADD MINUTE
2 times.The oven begins
cooking and display
shows time counting
down.
2. Touch and hold 0,or
STOP/CLEAR until L
appears in the display
and two beeps are heard.
NOTE:
If you touch ADD MINUTE, it will add 1 minute up to
99 minutes 59 seconds.
QUICK START
If the CHILD LOCK was already set and you
touched another cooking pad, the word LOCKED
shows in the display. Then you can cancel the
CHILD LOCK according to below procedure.
The QUICK START feature allows you to set 30 seconds
intervals of HIGH power cooking with a touch of the
START/Q-START.
Example: Set 2 minutes of cooking on high power.
To cancel the child lock
or
Touch and hold 0 ,or
STOP/CLEAR until L
disappears in the display.
1.
1. Touch STOP/CLEAR.
2.
2. Touch START/Q-START
Four times on high power
You oven will start before you have finished the
fouth press.
During QUICK START cooking,you can extend the
cooking time up to 10 minutes by repeatedly pressing
the START/Q-START key.
After the CHILD LOCK is turned off, The oven
will operate normally.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (CONT’D)
QUICK DEFROST
Example: To defrost 0.5 kg meat.
Three Quick Defrost sequences are preset in the
oven. The Quick Defrost feature provides you with
the express defrosting method for 500g frozen
foods. The oven automatically sets the defrosting
time for each food.
1. Touch STOP/CLEAR.
NOTE:
The oven will beep during the DEFROST CYCLE.
At this time open the door and turn over, separate,
or rearrange the food.
Quick Defrost provides just enough defrosting that
the foods can be used in recipes or for cooking.
There will be some ice crystals remaining.
2. Touch QUICK
DEFROST.
QUICK DEFROST MENU INSTRUCTIONS
Code
1
Menu
Minced Meat
Weight
Limit
Initial
Temperature
0.5 kg
Frozen
Instructions
Use this function to defrost mince meat.
Remove the meat completely from it’s wrapping.
Place the mince onto a microwave- safe rack over a
plate or shallow dish. During the program the oven
will beep . At this point remove the mince from
the microwave oven,
remove any defrosted mince to a plate, cover and
set aside. Turn the frozen mince over and return to
the microwave oven. Press start to continue. At the
end of the program remove the mince from the
microwave oven, cover with foil and allow to stand
5- 20 minutes or until completely thawed.
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Standing Time
(minutes)
5 - 20
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (CONT’D)
SETTING CLOCK
ONE TOUCH AUTO MENU
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".
One Touch Auto Menu made easy! Your oven's
menu has been preprogrammed to cook food
automatically. Tell the oven what you want. Then
let your microwave oven cook your selections.
Example:To set 11:11 .
Example: To cook popcorn, simply follow the
step below
1. Touch STOP/CLEAR.
Touch STOP/CLEAR.
2. Touch CLOCK one time.
*Place popcorn in the
oven and close the door.
3. Enter the time by using
the number key pads.
("11:11")
Touch POPCORN.
The oven begins the
cooking you selected
without the need to touch
START. Be sure to close
the door before selecting
categories.
4. Touch START.
NOTE :
If the clock (or display) shows any strange
looking symbols, unplug your oven from the
electrical socket and plug it back in and reset
the clock.
ONE TOUCH AUTO MENU CHART
Key
Touch
Serving size
Directions
Follow package instructions.
Use popcorn package which is made
especially for microwave cooking.
Do not try to pop unpopped kernels.
Heat only 1 package at a time.
Do not leave the microwave oven
unattended while popping popcorn.
1 Time
2 Times
3 Times
100 g.
85 g.
50 g.
1 Time
2 Times
3 Times
4 Times
1 ea
2 ea
3 ea
4 ea
BEVERAGE
1 Time
2 Times
1 cup
2 cups
Use mug or microwave-safe cup.
Stir after reheating.
FRESH
VEGETABLE
1 Time
2 Times
3 Times
4 Times
1 cup
2 cups
3 cups
4 cups
Prepare vegetable(wash and cut into 12.7mm pieces).
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
FROZEN
VEGETABLE
1 Time
2 Times
3 Times
4 Times
1 cup
2 cups
3 cups
4 cups
Arrange food on turntable tray.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
FROZEN ENTREE
1 Time
284 g.
Follow the package instructions.
POPCORN
POTATO
Place in center of the oven on paper
towel. Pierce potato several times
with fork. After cooking, let stand for
5 minutes.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (CONT’D)
AUTO WEIGHT DEFROST
NOTE:
When you touch the START pad, the display changes
to defrost time count down. The oven will beep during
the DEFROST cycle. At this time, open the door and
turn, separate, or rearrange the food.
Remove any portions that have thawed.
Return frozen portions to the oven and touch
START to resume the defrost cycle.
Three defrost sequences are preset in the oven.
The defrost feature provides you with the best
defrosting method for frozen foods. The cooking
guide will show you which defrost sequence is
recommended for the food you are defrosting.
With the Auto Weight Defrost feature, the oven
automatically sets the defrosting time and power
levels for you.
The oven automatically determines required
defrosting times for each food item according to
the weight you enter.
For added convenience, the Auto Weight Defrost
Feature contains a built-in beep mechanism that
lets you check, turn over, separate or rearrange
as recommended in the Auto Defrosting AUTO
WEIGHT DEFROST GUIDE.
Three different defrosting levels are provided.
dEF 1 : GROUND MEAT
dEF 2 : POULTRY
dEF 3 : STEAKS/CHOPS
*You can select the category by touching the key
once (GROUND MEAT), twice (POULTRY), or
three times(STEAKS/CHOPS).
*Available weight is 0.1~4.0 kg.
However, when you want to defrost and cook
consecutively, you should enter less than 4.0 kg.
If you attempt to defrost and cook 4.1 kg
consecutively, Err will show in the display
window.
Example: To defrost 1.2 kg of ground beef,
select Meat menu, enter the
weight, and press START.
OPERATING TIPS
• For best results, remove fish, shellfish, meat, and
poultry from its original closed paper or plastic package (wrapper). Otherwise, the wrap will hold steam
and juice close to the foods, which can cause the
outer surface of the foods to cook.
• For best results, shape your ground meat into the
form of a doughnut before freezing. When defrosting,
scrape off thawed meat when the beep sounds and
continue defrosting.
• Place foods in a shallow container or on a microwave
roasting rack to catch drippings.
• Food should still be somewhat icy in the center when
removed from the oven.
AUTO WEIGHT DEFROST SEQUENCE LIST
Sequence
1
GROUND
MEAT
Touch STOP/CLEAR.
Touch AUTO DEFROST.
Food
Ground beef, Round steak,
Cubes for stew, Tenderloin steak,
Pot roast, Rib roast, Rump roast,
Chuck roast, Hamburger patty.
LAMB
Chop(25.4mm thick), Rolled roast
PORK
Chop(12.7mm thick), Hot dogs,
Spareribs, Country-style ribs.
Rolled roast, Sausage.
VEAL
Cutlets(0.5 kg,12.7mm thick)
POULTRY
Whole(under 4 kg), Cut up Breasts
2
(boneless)
POULTRY CORNISH HENS
Whole
TURKEY
.............................
Breast(under 4 kg)
.............................
dEF 1 appears in the
display.
Enter the weight by
touching [1] and [2].
1.2 kg appears in the
display.
.............................
STEAKS
.............................
3
Touch START.
Defrosting starts.
...............................
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STEAKS/
CHOPS
Round steaks,Tenderloin steak.
CHOPS
Lamb chops (25.4mm thick),
Pork chops (12.7mm thick).
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (CONT’D)
WARNING : Do not use aluminum foil during cooking cycle.
GROUND MEAT
POULTRY
1. No special techniques are required. The roast
should be prepared and seasoned (if desired)
as for any other conventional method. Meat
should be thoroughly defrosted before
cooking.
2. Place the meat on a microwave roasting rack
or ovenproof plate and place on the turntable.
3. Cook according to the cooking chart (below),
using the longer time for large meats and the
shorter time for smaller meats. For thicker
chops, use the longer time.
4. Turn the meat once halfway through the
cooking time.
5. STAND for 5-10 minutes wrapped in foil after
cooking. The standing time is very important
as it completes the cooking process.
6. Ensure meat, especially pork, is thoroughly
cooked before eating.
1. No special techniques are required. The
poultry should be prepared as for any other
conventional method. Season if desired.
2. Poultry should be thoroughly defrosted,
ensuring giblets and any metal clamps are
removed.
3. Prick the skin and brush lightly with vegetable
oil unless self-basting.
4. All poultry should be placed on a microwave
roasting rack or a microwave-proof plate and
placed on the turntable.
5. Cook according to the instructions in the
cooking chart (below), turning the bird over
halfway through the cooking time. Poultry,
because of its shape, has a tendency to cook
unevenly, especially in very bony parts.
Turning the bird during roasting helps to cook
these areas evenly.
6. STAND for 5-10 minutes wrapped in foil after
cooking before carving. The standing time is
very important, as it completes the cooking
process.
7. Ensure poultry is thoroughly cooked before
eating. Whole poultry is completely cooked
when the juices run clear from the inside thigh
when it is pierced with a sharp knife. Poultry
portions should be pierced with a sharp knife
through the thickest part to ensure that the
juices are clear and the flesh is firm.
MEAT COOKING CHART
Cut
Microwave Cooking time
power
per pound
BEEF
Standing/Rolled Rib
-Rare
8
-Medium
8
-Well-done
8
Ground Beef
HIGH
(to brown for casserole)
Hamburgers,
Fresh or defrosted
(113g each)
-2 patties
HIGH(100%)
-4 patties
HIGH(100%)
PORK
Loin, Leg
Bacon
-4 slices
-6 slices
8~10 minutes
9~11 minutes
11~13 minutes
6~8 minutes
POULTRY COOKING CHART
Poultry
2~5 minutes
3~6 minutes
8
11~14 minutes
HIGH
HIGH
2~4 minutes
3~6 minutes
CHICKEN
Whole
Breast(boned)
Portions
TURKEY
Whole
Microwave
power
Cooking time
per pound
8
8
8
11~13 minutes
9~11 minutes
9~12 minutes
8
11~14 minutes
NOTE:
*The above times should be regarded only as a
guide. Allow for difference in individual tastes
and preferences. The times may vary due to the
shape, cut, and composition of the food.
*If whole birds are stuffed, the weight of the
stuffed bird should be used when calculating the
cooking time.
NOTE:
The above times should be regarded only as a
guide. Allow for difference in individual tastes
and preferences. The times may vary due to the
shape, cut, and composition of the meat.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (CONT’D)
STEAKS/CHOPS
1. Arrange fish in a large shallow non-metallic dish or casserole.
2. Cover with pierced microwave plastic film or casserole lid.
3. Place the dish on the turntable.
4. Cook according to the instructions in the cooking chart (below). Flakes of butter can be added to the
fish if desired.
5. Let STAND as directed in the cooking chart before serving.
6. After standing time, check to see that the fish is thoroughly cooked. The fish should be opaque and
flake easily.
STEAKS/CHOPS COOKING CHART
Fish
Microwave
power
Cooking Time
per pound
Fish Fillets
HIGH
4~7 minutes
Whole Mackerel,
Cleaned and Prepared
HIGH
4~7 minutes
Whole Trout, Cleaned
and Prepared
HIGH
5~7 minutes
Salmon Steaks
HIGH
5~7 minutes
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Method
Add 15~30 ml (1~2 tbsp.)
Standing
Time
2~3 minutes
3~4 minutes
3~4 minutes
Add 15~30 ml (1~2 tbsp.)
3~4 minutes
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
HEATING OR REHEATING GUIDE
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
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.
Items
Sliced meat
3 slices (0.5 cm thick)
Chicken pieces
1 breast
1 leg and thigh
Cook time
(at HIGH)
1-2 minutes
2-3 minutes
3-31/2 minutes
Special Instructions
Place sliced meat on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
*Note: Gravy or sauce helps to keep meat juicy.
Place chicken pieces on microwavable plate. Cover with plastic
wrap and vent.
Fish fillet
(230 g)
1-2 minutes
Place fish on microwavable plate. Cover with plastic wrap and
vent.
Lasagna
1 serving (300 g)
4-6 minutes
Place lasagna on microwavable plate. Cover with plastic wrap
and vent.
11/2 -3 minutes
41/2 -7 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole. Stir once halfway
through cooking.
1-21/2 minutes
31/2-6 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole. Stir once halfway
through cooking.
1 -21/2 minutes
Reheat filling and bun separately.
Cook filling covered in microwavable casserole. Stir once. Heat
bun as directed in chart below.
11/2 -31/2 minutes
6-9 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole. Stir once halfway
through cooking.
11/2-3 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole. Stir once halfway
through cooking.
21/2-4 minutes
71/2-11 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole. Stir once halfway
through cooking.
Casserole
1 cup
4 cups
Casserole –
cream or cheese
1 cup
4 cups
Sloppy Joe or
Barbecued beef
1 sandwich
(1/2 cup meat filling)
without bun
Mashed potatoes
1 cup
4 cups
Baked beans
1 cup
Ravioli or pasta in sauce
1 cup
4 cups
Rice
1 cup
4 cups
Sandwich roll or bun
1 roll
1 -11/2 minutes
31/2-5 minutes
15-30 seconds
COOK covered in microwavable casserole. Stir once halfway
through cooking.
Wrap in paper towel and place on glass mircrowavable rack
Vegetables
1 cup
4 cups
11/2-21/2 minutes
4-6 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole. Stir once halfway
through cooking.
Soup
1 serving (230 g)
11/2-2 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole. Stir once halfway
through cooking.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
FRESH VEGETABLE GUIDE
Amount
Cook time
at HIGH
Artichokes
(230 g each)
2 medium
4 medium
41/2 ~7
10~12
Trim. Add 2 tsp water and 2 tsp juice. Cover.
2-3 minutes
Asparagus,
Fresh, Spears
450 g
21/2 ~6
Add 1 cup water. Cover.
2-3 minutes
Beans, Green &
Wax
450 g
7~11
Add 1/2 cup water in 11/2 qt. casserole. Stir
halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
Beets, Fresh
450 g
11~16
Add 1/2 cup water in 11/2 qt. covered casserole.
Rearrange halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
Broccoli, Fresh,
Spears
450 g
5~8
Place broccoli in baking dish. Add 1/2 cup water.
2-3 minutes
Cabbage, Fresh,
Chopped
450 g
4~7
Add 1/2 cup water in 11/2 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
Carrots, Fresh,
Sliced
2 cups
2~3
Add 1/4 cup water in 1 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
Cauliflower,
Fresh, Whole
450 g
5~7
Trim. Add 1/4 cup water in 1 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
Flowerettes, Fresh
2 cups
Slice. Add 1/2 cup water in 11/2 qt. covered casserole.
2-3 minutes
Celery, Fresh,
Sliced
4 cups
21/2~41/2
6~8
Corn, Fresh
2 ears
Mushrooms,
Fresh, Sliced
230 g
Parsnips, Fresh,
450 g
4~7
4 cups
6~9
Add 1/2 cup water in 11/2 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
Sweet Potatoes
Whole Baking
(170~230 g each)
2 medium
4 medium
4~9
6~12
Pierce potatoes several times with fork.
Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
2-3 minutes
White Potatoes,
Whole Baking
(170~230 g each)
2 potatoes
4 potatoes
5~8
10~14
Pierce potatoes several times with fork.
Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
2-3 minutes
450 g
4~7
Add 1/2 cup water in 2 qt. covered casserole.
2-3 minutes
Squash, Acorn or
Butternut, Fresh
1 medium
6~8
Cut squash in half. Remove seeds.
Place in 8 x 8-inch baking dish. Cover.
2-3 minutes
Zucchini, Fresh,
Sliced
450 g
41/2~71/2
Add 1/2 cup water in 11/2 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
Zucchini, Fresh,
Whole
450 g
6~9
Pierce. Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn zucchini over and rearrange halfway through
cooking.
2-3 minutes
Vegetable
4~8
21/2~31/2
Sliced
Peas, Green,
Fresh
Spinach, Fresh,
Leaf
Instructions
Standing
Time
Stir halfway through cooking.
Husk. Add 2 tbsp water in 11/2 qt. baking dish.
Cover.
2-3 minutes
Place mushrooms in 11/2 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
Add 1/2 cup water in 11/2 qt. covered casserole.
2-3 minutes
Stir halfway through cooking.
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MICROWAVE-SAFE UTENSILS
Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils in
your microwave oven
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal. They will
bounce off any metal object in the oven and
cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that
resembles lightning.
Most heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils
are safe for use in your microwave oven.
However, some may contain materials that
render them unsuitable as microwave cookware.
If you have any doubts about a particular utensil,
there’s a simple way to find out if it can be used
in your microwave oven.
Place the utensil in question next to a glass bowl
filled with water in the microwave oven.
Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the
water heats up but the utensil remains cool to the
touch, the utensil is microwave-safe. However, if
the water does not change temperature but the
utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use
in the microwave oven. You probably have many
items on hand in your kitchen right now that can
be used as cooking equipment in your microwave
oven. Just read through the following checklist.
Dinner plates
Many kinds of dinner-ware are microwave-safe. If
in doubt consult the manufacturer’s literature or
perform the microwave test.
Glassware
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwavesafe. This would include all brands of oven
tempered glass cookware. However, do not use
delicate glassware, such as tumblers or wine
glasses, as these might shatter as the food
warms.
Plastic storage containers
These can be used to hold foods that are to be
quickly reheated. However, they should not be
used to hold foods that will need considerable
time in the oven as hot foods will eventually warp
or melt plastic containers.
Paper
Paper plates and containers are convenient and
safe to use in your microwave oven, provided that
the cooking time is short and foods to be cooked
are low in fat and moisture. Paper towels are also
very useful for wrapping foods and for lining
baking trays in which greasy foods such as bacon
are cooked. In general, avoid 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 oven.
Plastic cooking bags
Provided they are made specially for cooking,
cooking bags are microwave safe. However, be
sure to make a slit in the bag so that steam can
escape. Never use ordinary plastic bags for
cooking in your microwave oven, as they will melt
and rupture.
Plastic microwave cookware
A variety of shapes and sizes of microwave
cookware are available. For the most part, you
can probably use items you already have on
hand rather than investing in new kitchen
equipment.
Pottery, stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials are usually
fine for use in your microwave oven, but they
should be tested to be sure.
CAUTION
Some items with high lead or iron content are
not suitable for cooking utensils.
Dinner plates or cups that have painted finishes
should not be used in the microwave as the
decorative paint will cause arching and damage to
the paint's finish if the paint is metallic based.
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FOOD CHARACTERISTICS & MICROWAVE COOKING
Keeping an eye on things
The recipes in this 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
Many factors affect cooking times. The
temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
makes a big difference in cooking times. For
example, a cake made with ice-cold butter, milk,
and eggs will take considerably longer to bake
than one made with ingredients that are at room
temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a
range of cooking times. In general, you will find
that the food remains under-cooked at the lower
end of the time range, and you may sometimes
want to cook your food beyond the maximum time
given, according to personal preference. The
governing philosophy of this book is that it is best
for a recipe to be conservative in giving cooking
times. While overcooked food is ruined for good.
Some of the recipes, particularly those for bread,
cake, and custards, recommend that food be
removed from the oven when they are slightly
undercooked. This is not a mistake. When
allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods
will continue to cook outside of the oven as the
heat trapped within the outer portions of the food
gradually travels inward. If the food is left in the
oven until it is cooked all the way through, the
outer portions will become overcooked or even
burnt. You will become increasingly skilful in
estimating both cooking and standing times for
various foods.
Density of food
Light, porous food such as cakes and bread 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.
Moisture content of food
Since the heat generated from microwaves tends
to evaporate moisture, relatively dry food such as
roasts and some vegetables should either be
sprinkled with water prior to cooking or covered to
retain moisture.
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks more quickly
than meat. Care must be taken when cooking
bony or fatty cuts of meat that they do not cook
unevenly and do not become overcooked.
Quantity of food
The number of microwaves in your oven remains
constant regardless of how much food is being
cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in
the oven, the longer the cooking time. Remember
to decrease cooking times by at least one third
when halving a recipe.
Shape of food
Microwaves penetrate only about 2.5 cm into
food, the interior portion of thick foods are cooked
as the heat generated on the outside travels
inward. Only the outer edge of food is cooked by
microwave energy; the rest is cooked by
conduction. The worst possible shape for a food
that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The
corners will burn long before the centre is even
warm . Round thin foods and ring shaped foods
cook successfully in the microwave.
Covering
A cover traps heat and steam which causes food
to cook more quickly. Use a lid or microwave
cling film with a corner folded back to prevent
splitting.
Browning
Meats and poultry that are cooked fifteen minutes
or longer will brown lightly in their own fat. Food
that is cooked for a shorter period of time may be
brushed with a browning sauce such as
Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue
sauce to achieve an appetizing colour. Since
relatively small amounts of browning sauce is
added to food, the original flavour of the recipe is
not altered.
Covering with greaseproof paper
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering
and helps food retain some heat. But because it
makes a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, it
allows the food to dry out slightly.
Arranging and spacing
Individual foods such as baked potatoes, small
cakes and hors d’oeuvres will heat more evenly if
placed in the oven an equal distance apart,
preferably in a circular pattern. Never stack foods
on top of one another.
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FOOD CHARACTERISTICS & MICROWAVE COOKING
Standing time
Stirring
Stirring is one of the most important of all
microwaving techniques. In conventional cooking,
food is stirred for the purpose of blending.
Microwaved food, however, is stirred in order to
spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the
outside towards the centre as the outside of the
food heats first.
Foods are often allowed to stand for 3 to 10
minutes after being removed from the microwave
oven. Usually the foods are covered during
standing time to retain heat unless they are
supposed to be dry in texture (some cakes and
biscuits, for example). Standing allows foods to
finish cooking and also helps flavour blend and
develop.
Turning over
Large, tall foods such as roasts and whole
chickens should be turned so that the top and
bottom will cook evenly. It is also a good idea to
turn cut up chicken and chops.
To Clean Your Oven
1 Keep the inside of the oven clean
Food spatters or spilled liquids stick to oven walls
and between seal and door surface. It is best to
wipe up spillovers with a damp cloth right away.
Crumbs and spillovers will absorb microwave
energy and lengthen cooking times. Use a damp
cloth to wipe out crumbs that fall between the
door and the frame. It is important to keep this
area clean to assure a tight seal. Remove greasy
spatters with a soapy cloth then rinse and dry. Do
not use harsh detergent or abrasive cleaners.
The glass tray can be washed by hand or in the
dishwasher.
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
Since microwaves are attracted to the outside
portion of food, it makes sense to place thicker
portions of meat, poultry and fish to the outer
edge of the baking dish. This way, thicker
portions will receive the most microwave energy
and the food will cook evenly.
Shielding
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
foil and make sure the foil is secured to the dish
or it may cause ‘arcing’ in the oven.
2 Keep the outside of the oven clean
Clean the outside of your oven with soap and
water then with clean water and dry with a soft
cloth or paper towel. To prevent damage to the
operating parts inside the oven, the water should
not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
openings. To clean control panel, open the door
to prevent oven from accidentally starting, and
then wipe the control panel with a damp cloth,
followed immediately by a dry cloth. Press STOP
after cleaning.
Elevating
Thick or dense foods can be elevated so that
microwaves can be absorbed by the underside
and centre of the foods.
Piercing
Foods enclosed in a shell, skin or membrane are
likely to burst in the oven unless they are pierced
prior to cooking. Such foods include yolks and
whites of eggs, clams and oysters and whole
vegetables and fruits.
3 If steam accumulates inside or around the
outside of the oven door, wipe the panels with a
soft cloth. This may occur when the microwave
oven is operated under high humidity conditions
and in no way indicates a malfunction of the unit.
Testing if cooked
Food cooks so quickly in a microwave oven, it is
necessary to test it frequently. Some foods are
left in the microwave until completely cooked, but
most foods, including meats and poultry, are
removed from the oven while still slightly
undercooked and allowed to finish cooking during
standing time. The internal temperature of foods
will rise between 3°C and 8°C during standing
time.
4 The door and door seals should be kept clean.
Use only warm, soapy water, rinse then dry
thoroughly.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH
AS CLEANING POWDERS OR STEEL AND
PLASTIC PADS.
Metal parts will be easier to maintain if wiped
frequently with a damp cloth.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING
Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as over cooking may result in FIRE and
subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN.
11 Be certain to place the oven so the front of the
door is 8 cm or more behind the edge of the
surface on which it is placed, to avoid accidental
tipping of the appliance.
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. Repairs should only be undertaken by a
qualified service technician.
12 Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes,
apples or any such fruit or vegetable.
2 Do not operate the oven when empty. It is best to
leave a glass of water in the oven when not in
use. The water will safety absorb all microwave
energy, if the oven is accidentally started.
13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will
build up inside the egg which will burst.
3 Do not use the oven for the purpose of
dehumidification. It can be the cause of serious
damage of safety. (ex. Operating the microwave
oven with the wet newspapers, clothes, toys, pet
or portable electric devices, etc.)
14 Do not attempt deep fat frying in your oven.
15 Remove the plastic wrapping from food before
cooking or defrosting. Note though that in some
cases food should be covered with plastic film,
for heating or cooking.
4 Do not cook food wrapped in paper towels,
unless your cook book contains instructions, for
the food you are cooking.
16 If the oven door is damaged, the oven must not
be operated until it has been repaired by a
qualified service technician.
5 Do not use newspaper in place of paper towels
for cooking.
17 If smoke is observed, keep the oven door
closed and switch off or disconnect the oven
from the power supply.
6 Do not use wooden containers. They may heatup 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.
18 When food is heated or cooked in disposable
containers of plastic, paper or other combustible
materials look at the oven frequently to check if
the food container is deteriorating.
7 Do not operate the oven with a kitchen towel, a
napkin or any other obstruction between the door
and the front edges of the oven, which may
cause microwave energy leakage.
19 The appliance is not intended for use by young
children or infirm persons without supervision;
Young Children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with appliance.
8 Do not use recycled paper products since they
may contain impurities which may cause sparks
and/or fires when used in cooking.
20 Liquids or other foods must not be heated in
sealed containers since they are liable to
explode.
9 Do not rinse the turntable by placing it in water
just after cooking. This may cause breakage or
damage.
21 If the appliance is supplied from a cord extension
set or an electrical portable outlet device,the cord
extension set on electrical portable outlet device
must be positioned so that it is not subject to
splashing or ingress of moisture.
10 Small amounts of food require shorter cooking
or heating time. If normal times are allowed they
may overheat and burn.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING
Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as over cooking may result in FIRE and
subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN.
27 Only use the temperature probe recommended
for this oven (for appliances having a facility to
use a temperature-sensing probe).
22 It is hazardous for anyone other than a competent
person to carry out any service or repair operation
that involves the removal of a cover which gives
protection against exposure to microwave energy.
23 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.
28 This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the appliance by
a person responsible for their safety.
24 The minimum height of free space necessary
above the top surface of the oven.
29 only use utensils that are suitable for use in
microwave ovens
25 The oven should be cleaned regularly and
any food deposits removed.
30 If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly
qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
26 Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition
could lead to deterioration of the surface that
could adversely affect the life of the appliance
and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
31 WARNING: Accessible parts may become hot during
use. To avoid burns young children should be kept
away.
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QUESTION & ANSWERS
Q What’s wrong when the oven light will not
glow?
A There may be several reasons why the oven light
will not glow.
Light bulb has blown.
Door is not closed.
1 Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically
for microwave cooking.
2 Prepackaged microwave popcorn that contains
specific times and power outputs needed for
an acceptable final product.
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY
EACH MANUFACTURER FOR THEIR
POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE
OVEN UNATTENDED WHILE THE CORN IS
BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP
AFTER THE SUGGESTED TIMES,
DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING
FIRE.
Q Does microwave energy pass through the
viewing screen in the door?
A No. The holes, or ports, are made to allow light
to pass; they do not let microwave energy
through.
Q Why does the beep tone sound when a pad
on the Control Panel is touched?
A The beep tone sounds to assure that the setting
is being properly entered.
CAUTION
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR
POPPING CORN. NEVER ATTEMPT TO POP
LEFTOVER KERNELS.
Q Will the microwave oven be damaged if it
operates empty?
A Yes. Never run it empty or without the glass
tray.
Q Why doesn’t my oven always cook as fast as
the cooking guide says?
A Check your cooking guide again to make sure
you’ve followed directions correctly, and to see
what might cause variations in cooking time.
Cooking guide times and heat settings are
suggestions, chosen to help prevent
overcooking, the most common problem in
getting used to a microwave oven. Variations in
the size, shape, weight and dimensions of the
food require longer cooking time. Use your own
judgement along with the cooking guide
suggestions to test food condition, just as you
would do with a conventional cooker.
Q Why 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 cooking is finished, food keeps
on cooking during standing time. This standing
time finishes cooking evenly throughout the food.
The amount of standing time depends on the
density of the food.
Q Is it possible to pop corn in a microwave
oven?
A Yes, if using one of the two methods described
below:
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PLUG WIRING INFORMATION
Warning
This appliance must be earthed
The wires in this mains lead are colored in accordance with the following codes
BLUE ~ Neutral
BROWN ~ Live
GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
MS2346S/MS2346SS
230 / 240 V~ 50 Hz
Power Supply
1200 W
Rated Power Consumption
*800W
Microwave Output
2450 MHz
Frequency
Overall Dimensions(WXHXD)
483 X 283 X 376 (mm)
Oven Cavity Dimensions(WXHXD)
345 X 199 X 331 (mm)
NET WEIGHT
12.5 Kg
SHIPPING WEIGHT
14.0 Kg
*IEC 60705 RATING STANDARD
Specifications subject to change without prior notice.
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