LG | MS-2642FB | LG MS-2642FB Owner’s Manual

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MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL & COOKING GUIDE
MODEL
:
MS-2642FB
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL
THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to avoid
possible exposure
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
place
accumulate
Do not
and
sealing
Your
not to
oven
no
opened;
tamper with the safety interlocks.
object between
sealing surfaces.
operate your
that there is
interlocks
any
on
to excessive microwave energy.
oven
damage
if it is
to the:
the
oven
front face and the door
or
allow food
or
cleaner residue to
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
surfaces.
should not be
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
the container in the
4. After
liquid before placing
heating, allow to stand
in the
oven
for
temperature of them before consumption
oven
and
again halfway through
the
heating
time.
short time, stir or shake them again carefully and check the
to avoid burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and baby
a
food
jars).
appliance is not intended for use by children and infirm persons without supervision. Young
should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
5. The
children
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.
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CONTENTS
PRECAUTIONS ....................................................................................................................................2
CONTENTS .........................................................................................................................................3
UNPACKING & INSTALLING .............................................................................................................4
FEATURE DIAGRAM ..........................................................................................................................6
CONTROL PANEL ..............................................................................................................................6
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ............................................................................................................7
SETTING TIME OF DAY
TIMED COOKING
2 STAGE OR 3 STAGE TIMED COOKING
Ez On
TIMER
CHILD LOCK
ONE TOUCH CONTROL
AUTO COOK INSTRUCTIONS
MICROWAVE POWER LEVELS
Q-DEFROST
AUTO DEFROST
AUTO DEFROST INSTRUCTIONS
Q-DEFROST INSTRUCTIONS
AUTO DEFROST CHART
DEFROSTING TIPS
COOKING TIPS
HEATING OR REHEATING GUIDE ....................................................................................................17
FRESH VEGETABLE CHART
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...18
TROUBLESHOOTING .........................................................................................................................19
CLEANING ..........................................................................................................................................20
BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE ....................................................................................................21
MICROWAVE-SAFE UTENSILS ..........................................................................................................22
FOOD CHARACTERISTICS & MICROWAVE COOKING ...................................................................23
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..............................................................................................24
QUESTION & ANSWERS ....................................................................................................................25
PLUG WIRING INFORMATION
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
WARRANTY
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Inside back
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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
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.
is
Unpack
your
oven
and
place
it
on a
flat level surface.
GLASS TRAY
SHAFT
ROTATING RING
Place the
oven
in the level location of your choice with more than 85 cm height but make sure
cm of space on the top, rear and sides so there is air flow for ventilation.
there is at least 10
Exhaust outlets
oven.
are located in the back and side of your oven.
THIS OVEN IS DESIGNED FOR BUILDING IN. (Not over
Blocking the outlets
a heat source)
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL
CATERING PURPOSES
4
can
damage
your
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
and close the
oven
(1/2 pint)
of water. Place
door. If you have any doubts about what
on
the GLASS TRAY
type of container
to
use
please
refer to page 19.
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
Oven Front Plate
Window Door Screen
Remove your Microwave Oven and all
material from the shipping carton.
Door Seal
Your
oven
following
Display
will be
packed
with the
materials:
Window
Glass Turntable .........................1 each
Owner's Manual &
Control Panel
Cooking Guide...........................1
Rotating Ring.............................1
each
each
Shaft ..........................................1 each
Safety
Door Lock
System
This microwave
for household
Turntable
oven
use
is
only.
designed
It is not
recommended for commercial
Shaft
purposes.
Rotating Ring
CONTROL PANEL
NOTE: A beep sounds when
touched to indicate a
a pad on the control panel
setting has been entered.
6
is
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
SETTING TIME OF DAY
TOUCH KEY SEQUENCE
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.
To set time of
day:
1. Touch STOP/CLEAR.
NOTE
2. Touch CLOCK.
:
If you do not select the power level, the oven will
operate at power HIGH. To set HI-POWER cooking,
3. Enter the time
by using the number key pads.
Example: To set 3:15, touch number key pads
[3], [1], and [5].
skip steps 4,
5 above.
4. Touch CLOCK.
The clock starts
2 STAGE OR 3 STAGE
counting.
TOUCH KEY SEQUENCE
TIMED COOKING
For Two
2
or
through
Three
Stage cooking, repeat above step
touching the START pad for
5 before
every additional Time and Power program you want
to add.
Ez On
NOTE:
If the clock
unplug
the
Ez On allows you to cook for 30 seconds at 100%
power by simply touching the Ez On pad. You can
shows any abnormality,
from the AC outlet, plug it back
(or display)
oven
also extend
cooking time in multiples of 30 seconds
by repeatedly touching the Ez On pad during
cooking.
in and then reset the clock.
TIMED COOKING
EXAMPLE: To set
30
Many foods need slower cooking (at less than HI
power) in order to give you the best results.
In addition to HI-POWER, there are 10 multi-power
settings.
cooking
for 2 minutes with ADD
pad.
1. Touch STOP/CLEAR.
2. Touch Ez On 4 times. The
and
EXAMPLE: If you want to cook food on 80%
Power(Power 8) for 5 minutes 30 seconds.
display
shows time
oven
counting
begins cooking
down.
TOUCH KEY SEQUENCE
1. Touch STOP/CLEAR.
2. Touch TIME.
Display
shows 0.
3. Enter 5 minutes 30 seconds
[3],
and
by touching [5],
[0].
NOTE:
4. Touch POWER.
P-HI appears in the display.
This is to tell you that the oven is set
unless
5. Touch
a
different power
[8]
setting
Maximum available time is 99 minutes 59 seconds.
on
HI
is chosen.
to select power level 8.
6. Touch START.
Two short and
cooking
time is
long tone sound and the
display window when the
one
End shows in the
over.
Then the
oven
word
shuts itself
off.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
(CONT'D)
TIMER
To cancel the child lock:
You
can use
the Timer of your
other than food
Example:
telephone
oven
1. Touch and hold 0 until L
for purposes
To count 3 minutes for
disappears
in the
display.
cooking.
an
egg
2. The time of
or
day
returns to the
display
window.
call.
TOUCH KEY SEQUENCE
1. Touch STOP/CLEAR.
2. Touch TIMER.
3. Touch numbers for
time, [3], [0], [0].
4. Touch START.
TOUCH KEY SEQUENCE
ONE TOUCH CONTROL
This function allows you to cook popcorn, potato,
beverage, fresh vegetable, food plate, and frozen
entree
by touching
the One Touch
key pad.
Example:
To cook
CHILD LOCK
of microwave popcorn.
lock
When the child lock is set, you can't
key.
input
any
oven
the
TOUCH KEY SEQUENCE
To set the child lock:
1. Touch STOP/CLEAR.
2. Touch and hold 0 until L appears in the
once.
begins
cooking you selected
without the need to touch START.
unique safety feature that prevents
accidental running of the oven. Once the child
is set, no cooking can take place.
a
3. L remains in the
100g bag
2. Touch POPCORN
The
This is
a
1. Touch STOP/CLEAR.
display.
display.
TOUCH KEY SEQUENCE
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
AUTOCOOK INSTRUCTIONS
Menu
Potato
Potatoes(whole)
(One Touch Control Chart)
Weight
Initial
Limit
Temperature
1-4ea
Room
(175 g
(CONT'D)
Standing Time
(minutes)
Instructions
Wash &
pat potatoes dry with paper towel.
potato 3 times with a fork. Place
Pierce each
per ea)
potatoes around the
outer
edge
of the
3ea=5
turntable.
Frozen Entree
284 g
Frozen
1ea=3
2ea=5
4ea=7
After
cooking potatoes
Wrap
in foil and stand.
should still be firm.
Remove
lasagna from package and loosen
covering on 3 sides of the container
Leaving one of the short side still attached.
Place on the turntable. After cookingstir well
before serving.
3
Prepare vegetables. Cut vegetables into even
pieces. Wash the vegetables and arrange
in microwave-safe dish just large enough to
contain the vegetables so they are no more
than 2-3 layers deep. Add 2 tablespoons of
water. Cover with lid or plastic wrap loosely. If
cooking more than 1 kind of vegetable, place
the harder vegetables around the outer edge
of the dish with the softer vegetables in the
3
film
Fresh
Vegetables
Carrots, Broccoli,
Cauliflower, Zucchini,
Beans, Peas
1-4cup
Room
size
1=100 g
2=200 g
3=300 g
4=400 g
centre.
Food Plate
1-2serve
1
Refrigerated
Meat
or
chicken
Mashed
2
112g
112g
65g
potato
Vegetable,
serve
cooked
serve
170g
170g
100g
Arrange the food on a microwave-safe plate.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap.
After reheating, allow to stand.
Beverage
(1 cup=250 ml)
1-2cup
Room
Make sure the cup is microwave-safe. Place a
wooden skewer or paddle pop stick into each
cup to break the beverage surface. Heat
uncovered. After heating stir well before
serving.
Popcorn
Pizza
(1 slices=125g)
100g
85g
50g
Room
1- 3 slices
Refrigerated
Remove
on
plastic
outer wrap and
place directly
the turntable.
Place
pizza
onto
a
sheet of
paper towel directly
Reheat uncovered.
on
non-recycled
the turntable.
Note: The
weight and thickness of pizza varies
considerably, if pizza is not hot enough add
extra time
9
on
50% power.
2
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
(CONT'D)
MICROWAVE POWER LEVELS
Your microwave
is equipped with ten power levels (11 steps including 0) to give you maximum flexibility and
When
cooking.
your cooking program is completed, a beep automatically sounds. The table below will
you some idea of which foods are prepared at each of the various power levels.
control
give
oven
over
MICROWAVE POWER LEVEL CHART
Power Level
10
Use
Output (of watts)
100%
(High)
?
Brown
?
Cook fresh fruits &
?
Make
?
Cook fish, meat & poultry.
Preheat browning dish.
?
9
90%
Boil water.
?
ground
beef.
vegetables.
candy.
?
Heat
?
Saute onions,
precooked food.
celery &
All
green pepper.
8
80%
?
7
70%
?
Roast meat &
?
Cook mushrooms & shellfish.
?
Cook foods which contain cheese & eggs.
?
Bake cakes, muffins.
?
Prepare
?
Cook meat, poultry.
Cook custard
6
60%
5
50%
?
?
4
40%
reheating
poultry.
eggs.
Prepare rice,
soup.
?
Melt butter & chocolate.
?
Cook less tender cuts of meat.
3
30%
?
All
2
20%
?
Soften butter & cheese.
1
10%
?
Soften ice
?
Raise
?
Standing time.
Independent timer.
0
0
?
defrosting
cream.
yeast dough.
Q-DEFROST
The Q-DEFROST feature
sound
-
tone
during
time
provides you with the quick defrosting method for 500g frozen foods.
counting down, open the door and turn, separate or rearrage food.
10
when he
oven
will
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
AUTO DEFROST
(CONT'D)
TOUCH KEY SEQUENCE
Three defrost sequences are preset in the oven.
The defrost feature provides you with the best
defrosting method for frozen foods. The auto
defrost guide will show you which defrost
sequence is recommended for the food you
are
defrosting.
The oven automatically determines required
defrosting times for each food item according
the weight you enter.
The
display changes to defrost time count
oven will beep during the DEFROST
cycle. At this time, open the door and turn,
to
down. The
For added convenience, the Auto Defrost
Feature contains a built-in beep mechanism that
or rearrange the food.
Remove any portions that have thawed.
Return frozen portions to the oven and touch
separate
as
lets you check, turn over, separate or rearrange
recommended in the AUTO DEFROST
START to
GUIDE.
will not STOP
Three different
defrosting
levels
are
provided.
is
?
dEF1 GROUND MEAT
dEF3 STEAKS/CHOPS
once.
and enter the
kg
ground beef, touch
dEF1 appears in the
of
For best results,
?
1.2
remove
oven
fish, shellfish, meat, and
once.
weight by touching [1]
appears in the display.
glass baking dish or
roasting
drippings.
should still be somewhat icy in the center
Food
a
shallow
rack to catch
when removed from the
1. Touch STOP/CLEAR.
3. Enter the
The
the outer surface of the foods to cook.
Place foods in
microwave
weight.
2. Touch AUTO DEFROST
cycle.
the BEEP unless the door
opened.
cause
?
EXAMPLE: To defrost 1.2
display,
the defrost
during
poultry from its original closed paper or plastic
package (wrapper). Otherwise, the wrap will hold
steam and juice close to the foods, which can
dEF2 POULTRY
AUTO DEFROST
resume
and
[2].
4. Touch START.
11
oven.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
(CONT'D)
AUTO DEFROST INSTRUCTIONS
Menu
Meat
Weight
Initial
Limit
Temperature
0.1-4.0
kg
Frozen
Standing Time
(minutes)
Instructions
Remove the meat
completely from
Place the mince onto
a
it's
5-20
wrapping.
microwave-safe rack over
a
plate or shallow dish. During the program the oven
beep and display 'turn food over'. At this point
will
remove
the mince from the microwave,
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.
Remove the chicken
0.1-4.0
Poultry
kg
Frozen
Place
a
thin
completely from it's wrapping.
strip of foil down the centre of the
breast. Place the chicken breast side down onto
microwave-safe rack over
a
5-40
a
plate or shallow dish.
the program the oven will beep and display
'turn food over'. At this point remove the chicken
During
from the microwave
oven
and turn
over.
to continue. At the end of the program
Press start
remove
the
chicken from the microwave oven, cover with foil
and allow to stand 5-40 minutes or until completely
thawed.
Steak/Chops
0.1-4.0
kg
Frozen
Remove the steak/chops completely from it's
wrapping. Place onto a microwave-safe rack over a
plate or shallow dish. During the program the oven
will beep and display 'turn food over'. At this point
remove
over.
the fish from the microwave
oven
5-20
and turn
Press start to continue. At the end of the
program remove the steak/chops from the
microwave oven, cover with foil and allow to stand
5-20 minutes
or
until
completely thawed.
Q-DEFROST INSTRUCTIONS
Menu
Ground Beef
Weight
Initial
Limit
Temperature
0.5
kg
Frozen
Standing Time
(minutes)
Instructions
Use this function to defrost
meet. Remove the meat
wrapping.
quickly for minced
completely from it's
Place the mince onto
microwave-safe rack
over a
a
plate
or
shallow
dish.
During the program the oven will beep and
display 'turn food over'. At this point remove the
mince from the microwave oven,
defrosted mince to
a
plate,
Turn the frozen mince
microwave
oven.
over
cover
remove
any
and set aside.
and return to the
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
12
or
until
completely thawed.
5-20
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
(CONT'D)
AUTO DEFROST CHART
Category
GROUND
Touch
Food
keypad
to be Defrosted
1 time
MEAT
At Reminder Tone
Standig
Beef
Time
5 min.
Ground beef
Turn
Cubes for stew
Turn
Remove thawed
over.
break
portions
apart. Return remainder to
Remove thawed
over.
and
oven.
fork.
5 min.
Hamburger patties
Turn
over.
Pot roast
Turn
over.
Rib roast,
Rump roast,
5 min.
portions with
10-20 min.
Cover warm
areas
with
aluminum foil.
10-20 min.
Same
10-20 min.
as
above.
Chuck roast
Pork
2 min.
Bacon, Hot dogs
Turn
over.
5 min.
Sausage links
Sausage patties
Turn
over.
5 min.
Turn
over.
Ribs, Roast
Turn
over.
10-20 min.
Cover warm
areas
with
areas
with
aluminum foil.
Lamb
10-20 min.
Ribs
Turn
Cover warm
over.
aluminum foil.
POULTRY
2 times
10-20 min.
Roasts
Same
Poultry
Turn
Whole Chicken
down. Cover warm
as
above.
Finish
over.
defrosting
areas
breast-side
with aluminum
foil.
10-20 min.
Rinse under cold
running water.
Chicken Pieces
Separate pieces
Cornish Hens: Whole,
Turn
and rearrange.
Cover warm areas with
Split
aluminum foil.
over.
5-10 min.
10-20 min.
Rinse under cold
running water.
Turkey
Breast
(under
6
lbs.)
Turn
and arrange.
over
10-20 min.
Rinse under cold
running water.
STEAKS/
3 times
Beef Steaks
Turn
Cover warm
over.
areas
with
10-20 min.
aluminum foil.
CHOPS
Pork
Chops
Lamp Chops
Same
as
above.
10-20 min.
Same
as
above.
10-20 min.
Fish
Turn
over and rearrange. Cover head
and tail with foil.
5 min.
Steaks, whole fish
Turn
5 min.
fillets
thawed if
Separate fillets when partially
possible.
over.
Rinse with cold
water to
Shellfish
Crabmeat, Shrimp
Rearrange
Lobster tails
Turn
over
Scallops
Turn
over
13
and break
apart.
and rearrange.
and rearrange.
5 min.
5 min.
5 min.
separate.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
(CONT'D)
DEFROSTING TIPS
Defrosting
meats
tips
"WARNING: Do not
?
?
?
?
You
can
&
techniques
use
aluminium foil
defrost meats in their
during cooking cycle."
original wrapping
as
long
as no
metal is
present. Remove any metal rings,
twist ties, wire or foil.
Place meat in a shallow
baking dish to catch juices.
long as necesssary. Separate items like chops, sausages and bacon as soon as
possible. Remove defrosted portions and continue to defrost remaining pieces.
Whole pieces of meat are ready for standing time as soon as a fork can be pushed into the centre of the
meat using moderate pressure. The centre will still be icy. Allow to stand until completely thawed.
Defrost meats
?
Defrost meat
?
Defrost
only
on
using
as
defrost mode.
MEDIUM LOW/DEFROST POWER Level
(30%
or
40%)
MEAT & POULTRY DEFROSTING TABLE
Food
Weight
Defrosting time Standing time
(minutes)
(minutes)
Remark
BEEF
Frankfurter
Minced beef
450g
500g
4-5
5-10
Turn
over
after half the time.
7-8
5-10
Turn
over
after two thirds of the time,
remove
Steak, sirloin
Roast, loin(boneless)
Patties
450g
1000g
4ea
(114g)
5-7
5-10
10-15
10-15
5-8
5-10
thawed
portion.
Turn
over
after half the time.
Turn
over
after half the time.
Shield
as
Separate.
needed.
Turn
over
after half the time.
Turn
over
after two thirds of the time,
PORK
Mince
500g
7-9
5-10
remove
Chops
Roast, loin(boneless)
450g
1000g
5-6
5-10
10-15
10-15
thawed
Separate
Turn
over
Shield
as
portion.
and turn
over once.
after half the time.
needed.
POULTRY
Whole Chicken
1000g
18-22
10-15
Separate
Shield
Breasts
5-7
5-10
8-9
5-10
Thighs
Wings
450g
450g
450g
450g
8-9
5-10
6-8
5-10
FISH & SEAFOOD
450g
6-8
(with bone)
Drumsticks
5-10
Whole fish
Fish fillelts
Separate
Separate
Separate
Separate
Turn
over
Shield
500g
250g
7-9
5-10
4-6
5-10
Shrimp
14
as
as
Separate
Separate
and rearrange
needed.
once.
and rearrange
and rearrange
once.
and rearrange
and rearrange
once.
once.
once.
after half the time.
needed.
and rearrange
and rearrange
once.
once.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: Do not
use
aluminum foil
(CONT'D)
during cooking cycle.
COOKING TIPS
Meat
Poultry
1. No
Meat
1. No
special techniques
required.
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
are
should be
2.
2.
3.
turntable.
3. Cook
according to the Meat Cooking Chart
(below). Use the longer time for large meats
4.
and the shorter time for smaller meats. For
thicker
chops,
4. Turn the meat
cooking
use
the
once
longer time.
halfway through
5.
the
time.
5. Let stand for 5-10 minutes
6.
wrapped in foil after
cooking. The standing time is very important as
it completes the cooking process.
Make sure meat, especially pork, is thoroughly
cooked before eating.
Meat
Cooking
6.
Chart
process.
Microwave
Meat
Power
Cooking
Per 0.5
7. Make
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.
Time
--
kg
--
--
Rib
Rare
Medium
Well-done
8 to 10 minutes
8
9 to 11 minutes
10 to 13 minutes
HIGH(100%)
(to
brown for casserole)
Hamburgers,
Ground Beef
Fresh
or
Poultry Cooking Chart
51/2-81/2 minutes
Microwave
Poultry
defrosted
(112 g each)
2 patties
4 patties
--
--
HIGH(100%)
HIGH(100%)
3 to 5 minutes
--
4 slices
6 slices
8
12 to 16 minutes
HIGH(100%)
HIGH(100%)
2 to 3 minutes
NOTE: The times listed above
are
Per 0.5
Time
kg
Whole
8
Breast
8
9 to 13 minutes
8
10 to 16 minutes
8
10 to 14 minutes
(boned)
Portions
Whole
3 to 4 minutes
only
a
10 to 14 minutes
TURKEY
Bacon
--
Cooking
Power
CHICKEN
2 to 4 minutes
PORK
Loin, Leg
sure
Whole
BEEF
Standing/Rolled
special techniques are required. Poultry
prepared as with conventional
cooking. Season if desired.
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.
Cook according to the instructions in the Poultry
Cooking Chart 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 during
roasting helps to cook these areas evenly.
Let stand for 5-10 minutes wrapped in foil after
cooking before carving. The standing time is
very important, as it completes the cooking
should be
NOTES:
?
guide.
The times listed above
are
only
guide. Allow for
preferences.
the shape, cut,
a
Allow for difference in individual tastes and
difference in individual tastes and
preferences. The times may
shape, cut, and composition
The times may also vary due to
and composition of the food.
also vary due to the
of the food.
?
If whole
poultry
is stuffed, the
weight of the
calculating
stuffed bird should be used when
cooking
15
time.
the
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
(CONT'D)
COOKING TIPS (continued)
Fish
1.
Arrange
fish in
large shallow non-metallic dish or casserole.
pierced microwave plastic wrap or casserole lid.
2. Cover with
3. Place the dish
4. Cook
a
on
according
the turntable.
to the instructions in the Fresh Fish
Cooking
Chart below. Flakes of butter
can
be added
to the fish if desired.
5. Let stand
as
6. After
directed in the
standing
easily.
Fresh Fish
Cooking
time, check to
Cooking
see
serving.
thoroughly
cooked. The fish should be opaque and flake
Chart
Microwave
Fish
Chart before
that the fish is
Power
Cooking
Per 0.5
Time
Fish Fillets
HIGH
4 to 7 minutes
Whole Mackerel,
Cleaned and Prepared
HIGH
4 to 7 minutes
Whole Trout,
Cleaned and
HIGH
5 to 8 minutes
HIGH
5 to 7 minutes
Standing
Butter
kg
Add 15 to 30 ml
(1
to 2
tbsp.)
Time
lemon
juice
2 to 3 minutes
3 to 4 minutes
--
3 to 4 minutes
--
Prepared
Salmon Steaks
Add 15 to 30 ml
16
(1
to 2
tbsp.)
lemon
juice
3 to 4 minutes
HEATING OR REHEATING GUIDE
To heat
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, vented. Remove cover carefully to prevent steam burns. Use the
following chart as a guide for reheating cooked food.
or
reheat
successfully
in the microwave, it is
important
to follow several
amount of food in order to determine the time needed to reheat.
Cook time
(at HIGH)
Items
Sliced meat
3 slices
Place sliced meat
(0.5
thick)
cm
11/2~2minutes
microwavable
plate.
plastic wrap and vent.
Gravy or sauce helps to keep meat juicy.
on
Cover with
*
Chicken
Instructions
Special
Note:
pieces
21/2~31/2minutes
Place chicken
2~3minutes
Cover with
2~4minutes
Cover with
41/2~6minutes
Cover with
1 cup
2~4minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
4 cups
12~14minutes
Stir
2~3minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
4~5minutes
Stir
11/2 ~21/2minutes
Cook
1 breast
1
and
leg
thigh
Fish fillet
Place fish
(170~230g)
Place
Lasagna
1 serving (300g)
pieces on microwavable plate.
plastic wrap and vent.
on
microwavable
plastic
plate.
wrap and vent.
lasagna on microwavable plate.
plastic wrap and vent.
Casserole
once
halfway through cooking.
Casserole
cream or
cheese
1 cup
4 cups
Sloppy
Joe
Barbecued beef
halfway through cooking.
Reheat
1 sandwich
(1/2
once
or
cup meat
Stir
filling)
filling and bun separately.
filling covered in microwavable
once.
Heat bun
as
casserole.
directed in chart below.
without bun
Mashed
potatoes
1 cup
4 cups
2~3 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
6~8minutes
Stir
Baked beans
once
halfway through cooking.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
2~3 minutes
Stir
3~4 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
8~11 minutes
Stir
1 cup
2~31/2minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
4 cups
4~61/2minutes
Stir
15~30seconds
Wrap
1 cup
2~4minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
4 cups
6~8minutes
Stir
1 cup
Ravioli
1 cup
or
pasta
in
once
halfway through cooking.
sauce
4 cups
once
halfway through cooking.
Rice
Sandwich roll
1 roll
or
bun
once
halfway through cooking.
in paper towel and
microwavable rack.
place
glass
on
Vegetables
Soup
1 serving(230g)
once
halfway through cooking.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
11/2~21/2 minutes
Stir
17
once
halfway through cooking.
FRESH VEGETABLE CHART
Amount
Vegetable
Cook time
Artichokes
2 medium
6~8
(230g. each)
4 medium
11~13
Asparagus,
Fresh, Spears
450g
4~7
Beans, Green &
450g
450g
Trim. Add 2
tsp
water and 2
Time
tsp juice.
2-3 minutes
Cover.
Add 1/2 cup water. Cover.
2-3 minutes
9~12
Add 1/2 cup water in 1- 1/2 qt. casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
15~18
Add 1/2 cup water in 1- 1/2
2-3 minutes
Wax
Beets, Fresh
Standing
Instructions
at HIGH
qt. covered casserole.
Rearrange halfway through cooking.
Broccoli, Fresh,
450g
6~9
Place broccoli in
baking
dish.
2-3 minutes
Add 1/2 cup water. Cover.
Spears
Cabbage, Fresh,
Chopped
Carrots, Fresh,
450g
7~8
Add 1/2 cup water in 1- 1/2 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
2 cups
4~6
Add 1/4 cup water in 1 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
450g
8~10
Trim. Add 1/4 cup water in 1 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
2 cups
4 cups
4~5
Slice. Add 1/2 cup water in 1-1/2qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking
2-3 minutes
2
6~9
Sliced
Cauliflower,
Fresh, Whole
Fresh, Flowerettes
Celery, Fresh,
8~9
Sliced
Corn, Fresh
ears
Husk. Add 2
tbsp
water in 1-1/2
qt. baking dish.
2-3 minutes
Cover.
2~3
Place mushrooms in 1-1/2
qt. covered casserole.
2-3 minutes
Mushrooms,
Fresh, Sliced
220g
Parsnips, Fresh,
450g
5~8
Add 1/2 cup water in 1-1/2 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
4 cups
8~10
Add 1/2 cup water in 1-1/2 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3minutes
2-3 minutes
Stir
Sliced
Peas, Green,
Fresh
halfway through cooking.
Sweet Potatoes
2 medium
6~10
Pierce
Whole
Baking
(170~230geach)
4 medium
8~13
Place
White
2
potatoes,
Whole
Baking
(170~230geach)
Spinach, Fresh,
Turn
4
potatoes
potatoes
2 paper towels.
over
5~7
Pierce
12~15
Place
Turn
potatoes several times with fork.
on
2-3 minutes
halfway through cooking.
potatoes several times with fork.
on
2 paper towels.
over
2-3 minutes
2-3 minutes
halfway through cooking
450g
6~8
Add 1/2 cup water in 2
1 medium
8~9
Cut
qt. covered casserole.
2-3 minutes
Leaf
Squash,
Acorn
or
Butternut, Fresh
Zucchini, Fresh,
450g
6~8
450g
8~10
Sliced
Zucchini, Fresh,
Whole
squash
in half. Remove seeds.
Place in 8 8-inch
baking
2-3 minutes
dish. Cover.
Add 1/2 cup water in 1-1/2 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
Pierce. Place
on
2-3 minutes
Turn zucchini
over
cooking.
18
2 paper towels.
and rearrange
halfway through
TROUBLESHOOTING
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Operation
Answer
Question
Why is the
cooking?
light
oven
does steam
Why
not
come
on
during
out of the air
exhaust vent?
if it
?
Set
?
Touched START?
a
oven
be
cooking
Steam is
does
a
tone sound when
panel
operate the
No. The metal
The holes
a
pad
oven
is
plugged into
might
outlet for the first time, it
work properly.
wall
not
see
are
empty
or
without the
glass
turntable.
screen
light
reflection around
only light to
pass through.
setting
pass
cavity.
oven
through. They
do not
has been entered.
Like any other cooking appliance, it is possible to overcook food
point that the food creates smoke and even possibly fire
damage
the
to the inside of the
oven
while you
are
oven.
It is
always
best to be
cooking.
The
microcomputer controlling your oven may temporarily
become scrambled and fail to function as programmed when
This
oven
the various sounds I hear
when the microwave
bounces the energy back to the
allow
(or ports)
plug in for the first time or when power resumes after a
power interruption. Unplug the oven from the 120-volt household
outlet and then plug it back in to reset the microcomputer.
the outer case?
What
The microwave
you
wrong?
do I
on.
to the
near
Why
oven
The tone tells you that the
and
What is
is not
is touched?
Can my microwave oven be damaged
if food is cooked for too long?
When the
light
oven
time?
let microwave energy
the control
the
normally produced during cooking.
designed to vent this steam.
Yes. Never
Does microwave energy pass through
viewing screen in the door?
on
why
operates empty?
the
Why
reasons
has been
oven
Will the microwave
damaged
There may be several
Have you:
oven
is
operating?
The
light is
cavity
from the
clicking
light which
sound is caused
microwave oven's
The
oven
and the outer wall of the
magnetron
by
a
is located between the
oven.
mechanical switch
hum and clunk is from the
heavy
themagnetron
draws
turning
the
ON and OFF.
change
in power
it is turned ON and OFF
by a
change in blower speed is from the
voltage caused by the magnetron being turned
as
mechanical switch.The
change
in line
ON and OFF.
Food
Question
What is wrong when baked foods have
a hard, dry, brown spot?
Why
do eggs sometimes
pop?
Answer
A hard,
brown
or
time.
dry,
reheating
spot
indicates
overcooking.
When
Shorten the
cooking
baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to
build-up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this,
simply pierce the yolk with a wooden toothpick before cooking.
steam
CAUTION: Never microwave eggs in the shell.
19
CLEANING
Before
cleaning
cord of the
to
prevent
DOOR
the oven, unplug the power supply
If impossible, open the oven door
oven.
an
accidental
oven
If steam accumulates inside
start.
the
or
around the outside of
door, wipe the panel with
oven
soft cloth.
a
This may
occur
when the microwave
INSIDE OF THE OVEN
operated
under
high humidity
Use
indicates
a
damp cloth to wipe out crumbs and
spillovers. It is important to keep the area between
door and cavity front clean to assure a tight seal.
Remove greasy spatters with a sudsy cloth, then rinse
and dry.
Do not use harsh detergent or abrasive cleaners.
a
glass tray
no
way
malfunction of the unit.
Clean with damp cloth. To prevent damage to
operating parts inside the oven, the water should
be allowed to seep into the ventilation openings.
the
not
After
be washed
can
is
OUTSIDE OVEN SURFACE
cleaning the oven, be sure that the rotating
glass tray are in the right position.
Press the STOP/CLEAR pad twice to reset any
accidental key setting.
GLASS TRAY
The
oven
conditions and in
hand
by
or
ring
in
dishwasher.
and the
CONTROL PANEL
Wipe with
dry cloth.
cloth followed
damp
a
immediately by
a
BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE
Please check your problem by using the guide
try the solutions for each problem. If the
-
*
below and
microwave
oven
still does not work
properly,
Use correct
contact
-
Turn
or
power level.
stirred.
time/Cooking
Food is not turned
or
stir food.
the nearest authorized service center.
OVERCOOKED FOODS
OVEN WILL NOT START AT ALL
*
Electrical cord for
*
Door is open.
-Close the door open and
Wrong operation is set.
-Plug
*
oven
is not
plugged
*
Cooking time/Cooking
into the outlet.
-Check
operation
-
*
-
*
The
Food is not defrosted
*
Oven ventilation
-
oven are
-
*
-
oven
Do not
is
operated
when
with
oven
operate
Food refuse remains in the
cavity
-
or
*
cavity
*
*
*
Materials to be avoided in microwave
oven are
used.
*
Use microwave-safe cookware
Cooking time/Cooking
see
ports
that
are
oven
restricted.
ventilation
ports
are
not
is not
suitable.
level.
ALL THESE THINGS ARE NORMAL
with wet towel.
DEFROSTING
*
defrost food.
inside the
UNEVEN COOKING OR POOR
-
only.
Cooking time/Cooking power level
Use correct time/Cooking power
*
*
Check to
used.
completely.
-
is uncleaned.
Clean
Completely
oven are
restricted.
only.
empty.
empty.
cavity
power level.
Use microwave-safe cookware
*
used.
Use microwave-safe cookware
time/cooking
Materials to be avoided in microwave
instruction.
Materials to be avoided in microwave
-
Use correct
UNDERCOOKED FOODS
try again.
ARCING OR SPARKING
*
power level is not
suitable.
in.
only.
power level is not
suitable.
20
Dull
thumping
Steam
or
during
high.
oven
sound
during
oven
operation.
from around the door.
vapor escaping
Light reflection around door or outer wrapper.
Dimming oven light and change in blower sound
operation
at power levels other than
Some radio and TV interference might occur during
operations. It is similar to the interference caused
by other small appliances such as mixers, blow
dryer, etc.
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.
21
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
dry and brittle.
relatively
do
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
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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.
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with
a
damp
to maintain if
cloth.
wiped
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read
carefully and keep
for future reference
WARNING
Please
ensure cooking times are correctly set
subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN.
1
Do not
tamper with, or make any
to the door, control panel,
repairs
adjustments
safety interlock switches or any other part of the
oven. Repairs should only be undertaken by a
qualified service technician.
attempt
to
as over
11
or
Be certain to
door is 8
surface
tipping
12 Before
2 Do not
leave
use.
operate the
a
glass
3 Do not
when
of water in the
The water will
energy, if the
oven
oven
empty.
oven
It is best to
apples
when not in
safety absorb all microwave
is accidentally started.
may result in FIRE and
place
the
cm or more
on
which it is
of the
placed,
appliance.
cooking, pierce
or
oven so
the front of the
behind the
edge
the skin of
any such fruit
or
14 Do not
may become carbonized
long.
potatoes,
vegetable.
attempt deep fat frying in your
plastic wrapping from food before
defrosting. Note though that in some
cases food should be covered with plastic film,
for heating or cooking.
cooking
wrapped in paper towels,
unless your cook book contains instructions, for
the food you are cooking.
or
16 If the
Do not
for
use
newspaper in
place
oven door is damaged, the oven must
operated until it has been repaired by a
qualified service technician.
of paper towels
cooking.
use wooden containers. They may heatup and char. Do not use ceramic containers
which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays.
Always
remove
oven
metal twist ties. Metal
may arc, which
objects
17 If smoke is observed, keep the oven door
closed and switch off or disconnect the oven
from the power
in
serious
can cause
supply.
18 When food is heated
damage.
containers of
plastic,
materials look at the
7
Do not
kitchen towel, a
napkin or any other obstruction between the door
and the front edges of the oven, which may
cause
8 Do not
operate the
oven
with
microwave energy
use
recycled
a
paper
9 Do not rinse the turntable
just after cooking.
damage.
products
since
heating
they
sparks
by placing it in water
cause breakage or
This may
10 Small amounts of food
or
the food container is
leakage.
may contain impurities which may cause
and/or fires when used in cooking.
require
shorter
time. If normal times
are
not
be
6 Do not
the
oven.
15 Remove the
4 Do not cook food
5
of the
to avoid accidental
13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will
build up inside the egg which will burst.
clothes in the microwave oven, which
or burned if heated too
dry
cooking
cooking
they
allowed
may overheat and burn.
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or
cooked in
paper
or
disposable
other combustible
frequently
deteriorating.
oven
to check if
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
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a
conventional cooker.
PLUG WIRING INFORMATION
Warning
This
The wires in this mains lead
BLUE
~
BROWN
are
must be earthed
appliance
colored in accordance with the
~
codes
Live
GREEN & YELLOW
~
Earth
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
coloured
following
Neutral
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
.
If the
supplied flexible main cord of this appliance
special main cord part number : 2B72234J
is
damaged,
it be
replaced using
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
Power
MS-2642FB
230/240V~50Hz
Supply
Rated Power
Microwave
1300 W
Consumption
900 W
Output
2450 MHz
Frequency
Overall
Oven
512X301X410(mm)
Dimensions(WXHXD)
360X238X373(mm)
Cavity Dimensions(WXHXD)
NET WEIGHT
16.5
Kg
SHIPPING WEIGHT
17.9
Kg
*IEC 60705 RATING STANDARD
Specifications subject
to
change
without
prior
notice.
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LG MICORWAVE OVEN
WARRANTY
form and retain in the event of warranty service
Complete the details on this
(purchase receipt attached).
being required
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such conditions, warranties and rights, all
conditions and warranties which might otherwise
be implied in this transaction are hereby
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.
is defaced
4. Costs of
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.
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(LGEAP)
New South Wales / Head Office
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(ABN
:
98 064 531
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:
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