LG | MZ9480YRC | LG MZ9480YRC Owner’s Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
BUILT-IN LIGHTWAVE OVEN
Please read this owner's manual thoroughly before operating.
The manufacturer is not liable for any problems caused by the user's failure to observe
these instructions.
MZ9480YRC
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MFL65219803
Contents
Contents ________________________________________________2
Important safety instructions _______________________________3 ~ 16
Precautions _____________________________________________17
Unpacking & Installing ____________________________________18 ~ 19
Control Panel____________________________________________20
Setting the Clock _________________________________________21
Child Lock ______________________________________________22
Quick Start______________________________________________23
Microwave (Micro) Power Cooking__________________________24
Micro Power Level________________________________________25
Grill Cooking____________________________________________26
Convection Cooking ______________________________________27
Speed Combi Cooking ____________________________________28 ~ 30
Defrost _________________________________________________31 ~ 32
Speed Auto Cook ________________________________________33 ~ 36
Steamchef Cook _________________________________________37 ~ 40
More or Less Cooking_____________________________________41
Ez Clean _______________________________________________42
Microwave - safe Utensils__________________________________43
Food characteristics & Microwave cooking ___________________44 ~ 45
Cleaning __________________________________________________46
Questions & Answers _____________________________________47
Technical Specifications ___________________________________48
How the Microwave Function 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. This 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 create
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 the door, or 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 oven, Solar DOM, 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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Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
Important Safety
Instructions
This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards
that can cause death or serious injury to you and others. All safety messages
will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “WARNING” or
“CAUTION”. These word means :
WARNING: This symbol will alert you to hazards or unsafe practices
which could cause serious bodily harm or death.
CAUTION: This symbol will alert you to hazards or unsafe practices which
could cause bodily injury or property damage.
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Important Safety
Instructions
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to prevent
the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven. This guide does
not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your service agent or
manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
result in harmful exposure to excessive
microwave energy or an electric shock.
1. Do not attempt to tamper with, or make
any adjustments or repairs to the door, 2. Do not use the oven for the purpose of
dehumidification. (ex. Operating the
door seals, control panel, safety
microwave oven with wet newspapers,
interlock switches or any other part of
clothes, toys, electric devices, pets or
the oven. which involves the removal of
children inside.)
any cover which gives protection
against exposure to microwave energy. It can be the cause of serious damage
and safety risks causing fire, burns,
Do not operate the oven, if the door
electric shock or death.
seals and adjacent parts of the
microwave oven are faulty. Repairs
should only be undertaken by a
qualified service technician.
Unlike other appliances, the microwave
oven is high-voltage and high-current
equipment. Improper use or repair could
WARNING
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Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to prevent
the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven. This guide does
not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your service agent or
manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
Important Safety
Instructions
Improper use may cause damage and
safety concerns such as a fire, an electric
3. The appliance and its accessible parts
shock or burns.
become hot during use. Care should be
5. Accessible parts may become hot
taken to avoid touching heating
during use. Young children should be
elements. Children less than 8 years of
kept away.
age shall be kept away unless
Failing to do so could cause serious burns.
continuously supervised.
4. The appliance is not intended for use by 6. Liquids or other foods must not be
heated in sealed containers since they
young children or infirm persons. Only
are liable to explode. Remove the
allow children to use the oven without
plastic wrapping from food before
supervision when adequate instructions
cooking or defrosting. Note though that
have been given so that the child is
in some cases food should be covered
able to use the oven in a safe way and
with plastic film, for heating or cooking.
understands the hazards of improper
Never heat bottles or fluid containers
use.
with the lids fitted as they will explode.
WARNING
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Important Safety
Instructions
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to prevent
the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven. This guide does
not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your service agent or
manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
WARNING
7. When the appliance is operated in the
combination mode, children should
only use the oven under adult
supervision due to the temperatures
generated.
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Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
Important Safety
Instructions
It could result in harmful exposure to
excessive microwave energy.
3. 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.
It could result in harmful exposure to
excessive microwave energy.
CAUTION
1. You cannot operate your oven with the
door open due to the safety interlocks
built into the door mechanism. It is
important not to tamper with the safety
interlock.
It could result in harmful exposure to
excessive microwave energy. (Safety
interlocks automatically switch off any
cooking activity when the door is
opened.)
2. Do not place any object (such as
kitchen towel, napkin, etc.) between the
oven front face and the door or allow
food or cleaner residue to accumulate
on sealing surfaces.
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Important Safety
Instructions
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
5. When heating liquids, e.g. soups,
sauces and beverages in your
4. Please ensure cooking times are
microwave oven,
correctly set Small amounts of food
* Avoid using straight sided
require shorter cooking or heating time.
containers with narrow necks.
The over cooking may result in the food
* Do not overheat.
catching fire and subsequent damage to
* Stir the liquid before placing the
your oven.
container in the oven and again
Note:
halfway through the heating time.
Excessive cooking times and
* After heating, allow to stand in the
temperatures can cause a build up of
oven for a short time, stir them
condensation behind the door glass.
again carefully and check the
The settings should readjusted to
temperature of them before
reduce either the cooking time or
consumption to avoid burns
power. The condensation will
(especially, contents of feeding
disappear shortly after the cooking has
bottles and baby food jars).
stopped.
CAUTION
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Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
Important Safety
Instructions
7. Do not operate the oven when empty. It
is best to leave a glass of water in the
Be careful when handling the
oven when not in use. The water will
container. Microwave heating of
safely absorb all microwave energy, if
beverages can result in delayed
the oven is accidentally started.
eruptive boiling without evidence of
Improper use could result in damage to
bubbling.
your oven.
This could result in a sudden boil over
8. Do not cook food wrapped in paper
of the hot liquid.
towels, unless your cook book contains
6. An exhaust outlet is located on top or
instructions for the food you are
bottom or side of the oven. Don’t block
cooking. And do not use newspaper in
the outlet.
place of paper towels for cooking.
It could result in damage to your oven
Improper use can be the cause of an
and poor cooking results.
explosion or a fire.
Never heat bottles, fluid or beverage
containers with the lids fitted. Doing so
will cause them to explode.
CAUTION
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Important Safety
Instructions
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
eating or cooking utensils inside the
oven during operation.
9. Do not use wooden containers and
ceramic containers which have metallic 11. Do not rinse the tray and rack by
placing it in water just after cooking.
(e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
This may cause breakage or
remove metal twist ties. Check the
deformation.
utensils are suitable for use in
Improper use could result in damage to
microwave ovens before use.
your oven.
They may heat-up and char. Especially
metal objects in the oven may arc, which 12. Be certain to place the oven so the
can cause serious damage.
front of the door is 8 cm or more
behind the edge of the surface on
10. Do not use recycled paper products.
which it is placed, to avoid accidental
They may contain impurities which may
tipping of the appliance.
cause sparks and/or fires when used in
Improper use could result in bodily
cooking.
injury and oven damage.
Never use Aluminium foil during
microwave cooking or leave metallic
CAUTION
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Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
Important Safety
Instructions
15. Do not attempt deep fat frying in your
oven.
This could result in a sudden boil over of
the hot liquid and cause serious damage
or fire.
16. If smoke is observed (or emitted),
switch off or disconnect the oven from
the power supply and keep the oven
door closed in order to stifle any
flames.
Failing to do so can result in serious
damage and safety risks such as fire
and electric shock.
CAUTION
13. Before cooking, pierce the skin of
potatoes, apples or any such fruit or
vegetable.
If left unpierced, they could burst.
14. Do not cook eggs in their shell. Eggs
in their shell and whole hard-boiled
eggs should not be heated in
microwave ovens since they may
explode, even after microwave
heating has ended.
Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
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Important Safety
Instructions
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
grill mode, convection mode and auto
cook operations, before clearing
17. When food is heated or cooked in
make sure they are not hot.
disposable containers of plastic, paper As they will become hot, there is the
or other combustible materials, keep
danger of a burn unless wearing thick
an eye on the oven due to the
oven gloves.
possibillity of ignition and check it
frequently.
Disposable containers may weaken and
crack due to deterioration which may
cause liquids to leak and cause damage or
fire.
18. The temperature of accessible surfaces
may be high when the appliance is
operating. Do not touch the oven
door, outer cabinet, rear cabinet, oven
cavity, accessories and dishes during
CAUTION
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Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
Important Safety
Instructions
21. During use of heating element cooking
functions, the appliance becomes hot.
19. The oven should be cleaned regularly
Care should be taken to avoid
and any food deposits removed.
touching heating elements inside the
Failure to maintain the oven in a clean
oven.
condition could lead to deterioration of
Failing to do so will cause serious burns.
the surface that could adversely affect
22. Follow exact directions given by each
the life of the appliance and possibly
manufacturer for their popcorn
result in a hazardous situation.
product. Do not leave the oven
20. Only use the temperature probe
unattended while the corn is being
recommended for this oven (for
popped. If corn fails to pop after the
appliances having a facility to use a
suggested times, discontinue cooking.
temperature-sensing probe).
Never use a brown paper bag for
You can not ascertain that the
popping corn. Never attempt to pop
temperature is accurate with an
leftover kernels.
unsuitable temperature probe.
Overcooking could result in the corn
catching fire.
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CAUTION
Important Safety
Instructions
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
Improper use may cause serious
damage and electric shock.
24. Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or
sharp metal scrapers to clean the
oven door glass.
They can scratch the surface, which
may result in shattering of the glass.
25. This oven should not be used for
commercial catering purposes.
Improper use could result in damage to
your oven.
26. The mains plug and its connection to
the power outlet should be easily
accessible in the event that the power
needs to be switched off immediately.
CAUTION
23. 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
This unit must only be connected to a
240v 50Hz mains supply via the
connected 10amp plug.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must
be replaced by the manufacturer or its
service agent or a similarly qualified
person in order to avoid a hazard.
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Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
30. This appliance can be used by
children aged from 8 years and
above and persons with reduced
physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or lack of experience and
knowledge if they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance in a safe way
and understand the hazards involved.
Children shall not play with the
appliance.
Cleaning and user maintenance shall
not be undertaken by children without
supervision.
CAUTION
27. 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.
28. (Young)Children should be supervised
to ensure that they do not play with
the appliance.
29. The appliance is not intended to be
operated by means of an external
timer or separate remote-control
system.
Important Safety
Instructions
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Important Safety
Instructions
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to prevent
the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven. This guide does
not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your service agent or
manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
33. Do not use steam cleaners or chemical
oven cleaners to clean the internal
cavity. Always clean the oven along
with any spill overs after each use
with warm water and a soft cloth.
CAUTION
31. Where shelves are fitted, please
follow removal and refitting
instructions when cleaning the interior
of the oven.
32. Never heat up feeding bottles or food
jars with the lids on. Stir all fluids as
they heat and always check the
temperature of the fluids before
consuming to avoid burns.
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Precautions to avoid possible exposure to excessive microwave energy.
Precautions
When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your oven with
microwave function, delayed eruptive boiling 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:
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 operation of
microwave function could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
1 Avoid using straight sided containers with narrow necks.
Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow food
or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
2 Do not overheat.
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.
3 Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and again halfway
through the heating time.
Your oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified service
personnel.
4 After heating, allow to stand in the oven for a short time, stir or shake
them(especially the contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars) again
carefully and check the temperature of them before consumption to avoid
burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars).
Be careful when handling the container.
Never heat bottles, jars, or containers with the lids on them.
NOTE: Excessive cooking times and temperatures can cause a build up of
condensation behind the door glass. The settings should readjusted to reduce
either the cooking time or power. The condensation will disappear shortly after
the cooking has stopped.
WARNING
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.
Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as
over cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire
and subsequent damage to your oven.
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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. Do not use the oven if it is damaged.
The built-in cabinet must not have a rear wall behind the appliance.
A space of at least 45 mm must be maintained between the wall
and the bottom of the cabinet or the back wall of the cabinet fitted above.
- When installing the appliance above an oven, a space of at least 45 mm must
be maintained between the wall and the bottom of the cabinet fitted above.
The oven must be a ventilated appliance from the same manufacturer.
- When installing the appliance above a fridge or freezer, a space of at least
50 mm must be maintained between the wall and the bottom of the cabinet
fitted above.
- The minimum installation height is 85 cm.
- Please observe the special installation instructions.
NOTE: If the unit is used as a bench top oven, a metal plate or timber platform
should be placed under the oven to stop vinyl or artificial stone bench tops from
discoloring as a result of the hot air venting from the front of the oven.
Unpack your oven and place it on a flat level surface.
HIGH RACK
(For grill mode)
STEAMER
STEAM COVER
LOW RACK
(For microwave and
convection mode)
STEAM PLATE
METAL TRAY
(For defrost)
STEAM WATER
BOWL
* THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING PURPOSES.
* THIS OVEN CAN BE USED AS BUILT-IN TYPE.
* THIS OVEN IS INTENDED FOR DOMESTIC INDOOR HOME USE. IT SHOULD
NOT BE USED FOR MOBILE APPLICATIONS.
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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.
Press the STOP/CLEAR button, and press
the START/Q-START button one time to set
30 seconds of cooking time.
Open your oven door by pulling the DOOR HANDLE.
Place the METAL TRAY inside the oven.
The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds. When it
reaches 0 it will BEEP several times repeatedly until the
door is opened. Open the oven door and test the temperature of the
water. If your oven is operating the water should be warm.
Be careful when removing the container it may be hot.
Fill a microwave safe container with 300 ml (1/2 pint)
of water. Place on the METAL TRAY and close the oven
door. If you have any doubts about what type of container to
use please refer to page 43.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars must
be stirred or shaken and the temperature checked
before consumption, in order to avoid burns.
NOTE: Never heat Bottles, jars, or containers with the lids on them,
they could explode.
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Control Panel
1. DISPLAY WINDOW: You can see the mode function, time of day, cooking
time, power level and cooking categories.
6. ENTER/CLOCK:
• ENTER: You can confirm the selected cooking category, microwave
power level or temperature.
2. STEAMCHEF COOK : Steamchef cook allows you to cook your favorite
food by selecting the steam chef categories.
• CLOCK: You can set the time of day.
3. SPEED AUTO COOK: Speed auto cook allows you to cook popular foods
quickly by selecting the food type and the weight of the food.
7. START/Q-START:
• In order to start cooking in microwave mode, press button one time.
• The quick start feature allows you to set 30 second intervals of HIGH
power cooking with one press of the quick start button.
4. FUNCTION DIAL: You can select the operating function.
5. CONTROL DIAL :
• You can set cooking time, temperature, weight and cooking categories.
• You can lengthen or shorten the cooking time at any point by turning
the dial after the cooking has started.(except defrost mode).
8. STOP/CLEAR: Stops and clears all entries except time of day.
9. SPEED AUTO COOK MENU
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You can set either12 hour clock or 24 hour clock.
In the following example I will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when using the 24 clock.
Make sure that you have removed all packaging from your oven.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described
earlier in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
NOTE: Information Blink
For mode setting, blink will
guide to next step.
When your oven is plugged in for the
first time or when power resumes after a
power cut, a ‘0’ will be shown in the
display; you will have to reset the clock.
Press ENTER/CLOCK once.
(If you want to use a 12 hour clock, Press ENTER/CLOCK once more.
If you want to change different option after setting clock,
you have to unplug and plug it back in.)
Turn
dial knob until display shows “14:00”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for hour confirmation
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.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “14:35”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK.
The clock starts counting.
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Setting the
Clock
Child
Lock
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your oven has a safety feature that
prevents accidental running of the oven.
Once the child lock is set, you will be
unable to use any functions and no
cooking can take place.
However your child can still open the
oven door.
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” and
and BEEP sounds.
The CHILD LOCK is now set.
If any button is pressed, “L” and
appears on the display
will appear on the display.
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” and
disappears.
You will hear a beep sound and the Child Lock will be disabled.
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In the following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking on high power(900W).
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The Quick Start feature allows you to set
30 second intervals of HIGH
power(900W) cooking by pressing the
START/Q-START button.
Press START/Q-START four times to select 2 minutes on HIGH
power(900W).
Your oven will start before you have finished the fourth press.
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Quick
Start
Microwave (Micro)
Power Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook food on 600W power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Note: Steam or condensation forming inside the door or display can indicate that the cooking time or power
levels are excessive. To reduce this from happening, adjust the settings and cover the food. This is not a
malfunction or defect.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described
earlier in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Turn
Your oven has five microwave Power
settings. High power is automatically
selected and turning of the dial will select
a different power level.
POWER
dial to select micro (
).
Press ENTER/CLOCK for micro confirmation.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “600W”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for power confirmation.
HIGH
900 W
MEDIUM
HIGH
600 W
MEDIUM
360 W
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
180 W
Press START/Q-START.
LOW
90 W
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning the
dial.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “5:30”.
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This oven is equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking. The table
below shows the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this oven.
POWER LEVEL
OUTPUT
USE
HIGH
(Not for STEAMER)
900W
* Boil Water
* Cook poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
* Cook tender cuts of meat
* Brown minced beef
MEDIUM HIGH
(Not for STEAMER)
600W
* All reheating
* Roast meat and poultry
* Cook mushrooms and shellfish
* Cook foods containing cheese and eggs
MEDIUM
360W
* Bake cakes and scones
* Prepare eggs
* Cook custard
* Prepare rice, soup
DEFROST/
MEDIUM LOW
180W
* All thawing
* Melt butter and chocolate
* Cook less tender cuts of meat
LOW
90W
* Soften butter & cheese
* Soften ice cream
* Raise yeast dough
Micro Power
Level
ACCESSORY
Low Rack
+ Metal Tray
Metal Tray
Low Rack
+ Metal Tray
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Grill
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to use the Grill-1 to cook food for 12 minutes and 30
seconds.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Turn
This feature will allow you to brown and
crisp food quickly.
dial to select grill (
).
Press ENTER/CLOCK for grill confirmation.
The grill rack is placed on the metal tray
in the grill mode.
The high rack must be used during grill
cooking.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “Gr-1”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for category confirmation.
Category
Grill-1
Grill-2
Grill-3
Display
Gr-1
Gr-2
Gr-3
Heater Operating
Upper Heater(2050W)
Upper Heater(1050W)
Lower Heater(720W)
Turn
dial knob until display shows “12:30”.
Press START/Q-START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning the
dial.
Always wear oven gloves when removing cooked food as the racks and
trays will be very hot.
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In the following example I will show you how to use the convection mode to cook food for 50 minutes at 220°C
temperature.
The convection oven has a temperature
range.(40°C, 100~250°C)
The oven has a ferment function at the
oven temperature of 40°C. You should
wait until the oven is cool as the ferment
function will not make heat if the oven
temperature is over 40°C.
In the Convection mode, the 40 degree
ferment function can be operated for up
to 9Hrs by turning the
dial.
For Pre-Heating, follow the steps for
Option 1. The oven will take several
minutes to reach the selected temperature.
Option 1. To Preheat
Option 2. To Cook
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Turn
dial to select
convection mode(
).
Press ENTER/CLOCK for
convection confirmation.
Turn
dial knob until
display shows “220°C”.
Turn
dial to select
convection mode( ).
Press ENTER/CLOCK for convection
confirmation.
Turn
dial knob until
display shows “220°C”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for temp.
confirmation.
Once Pre-Heat has reached the correct
temperature, your oven will BEEP to let
you know that it has reached the set
temperature.
To Start Cooking when Pre-Heat is over,
place food into the oven and follow the
steps in Option 2. (cooking does not
automatically start after the Pre-Heat has
ended)
The low rack must be used during
convection cooking.
Turn
dial knob until
display shows “50:00”.
Press START/Q-START.
Press START/Q-START.
Display shows “Pr-H”.
Always wear oven gloves
when removing cooked food
as the racks and trays will be
very hot.
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Convection
Cooking
Speed combi
Cooking
Speed Combi
(Co-1, 2, 3)
In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven at micro power 360W and grill for a
cooking time of 25 minutes.
NOTE: We do not recommend the use of aluminium foil during any Microwave or Speed Combi mode, as it
can cause arcing when used incorrectly with trays which will damage the oven and cause fire.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Turn
Your oven has a combination cooking
feature which allows you to cook food
with the heater and microwave
operating alternately. This generally
means it takes less time to cook the food.
You can set three levels of micro power
(90W, 180W, 360W and 600W) in
speed combi mode.
* Speed combi Category
Co-1
Grill-1 + Microwave power
Co-2
Grill-2 + Microwave power
Co-3
Grill-3 + Microwave power
Co-4
(Upper + Lower heater)
+ Microwave power
Co-5
Convection + Microwave power
* Grill mode: Refer to page 26
dial speed combi(
) to select grill combination.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for speed combi confirmation.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “Co-1”.
(Co 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 are available).
Press ENTER/CLOCK for grill-1 confirmation.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “200°C”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for temp. confirmation.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “360W”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for power confirmation.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “25:00”.
Press START/Q-START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
dial.
Always wear oven gloves when removing cooked food as the
racks and trays will be very hot.
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[ x2 ]
In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven for micro power 360W and at a
temperature 200˚C for a cooking time of 25 minutes.
Speed Combi
(Co-4)
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Turn
dial speed combi(
combination mode (Co-4).
You can set four kinds of micro power
level(90W, 180W, 360W, 600W) in
speed combi mode(Co-4).
* Speed Combi Category
Co-1
Grill-1 + Microwave power
Co-2
Grill-2 + Microwave power
Co-3
Grill-3 + Microwave power
Co-4
(Upper + Lower heater)
+ Microwave power
Co-5
Convection + Microwave power
Speed combi
Cooking
) to select speed
Press ENTER/CLOCK for speed combi confirmation.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “Co-4”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for speed combi confirmation.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “200°C”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for temp. confirmation.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “360W”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for power confirmation.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “25:00”.
Press START/Q-START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
dial.
Always wear oven gloves when removing cooked food as the racks
and trays will be very hot.
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[ x2 ]
Speed combi
Cooking
Speed Combi
(Co-5)
In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven for:- micro power 360W and at a
convection temperature 200°C for a cooking time of 25 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Turn
dial speed combi(
combination mode(Co-5).
Your oven has a combination cooking
feature which allows you to cook food with
convection temp. and microwave
operating alternately. This generally
means it takes less time to cook your food.
Turn
You can set three kinds of micro power
level(90W, 180W, 360W, 600W) in
speed combi mode(Co-5).
Turn
) to select convection
Press ENTER/CLOCK for speed combi confirmation.
dial knob until display shows “Co-5”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for convection confirmation.
dial knob until display shows “200°C”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for temp. confirmation.
* Speed Combi Category
Co-1
Grill-1 + Microwave power
Co-2
Grill-2 + Microwave power
Co-3
Grill-3 + Microwave power
Co-4
(Upper + Lower heater)
+ Microwave power
Co-5
Convection + Microwave power
Turn
dial knob until display shows “360W”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for power confirmation.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “25:00”.
Press START/Q-START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
dial.
Always wear oven gloves when removing cooked food as the racks
and trays will be very hot.
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The temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking
commences. Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be completely
thawed before cooking. For example fish cooks so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while still
slightly frozen. The BREAD programme is suitable for defrosting small items such as rolls or a small loaf. These
will require a standing time to allow the centre to thaw. In the following example I will show you how to defrost
1.4Kg of frozen poultry.
Defrost
* When defrosting, use metal tray
only. Do not use the racks.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weigh the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food on a microwave safe dish on to
the metal tray in your oven and close the oven door.
Turn
Your oven has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY, FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power settings.
dial to select auto defrost(
).
Press ENTER/CLOCK for auto defrost confirmation.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “dEF2”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for category confirmation.
Enter the weight of the frozen food that you are about to defrost.
Turn
frozen food.
dial knob until display shows “1.4kg” for the weight of
Press START/Q-START.
During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
checking, close the oven door and press START/Q-START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds) unless the door is opened.
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DEFROSTING GUIDE
* Food to be defrosted should be in a suitable microwave proof container and should be placed uncovered on the metal tray.
* If necessary, shield small areas of meat or poultry with flat pieces of aluminum foil. This will prevent thin areas becoming warm during defrosting.
Ensure the foil does not touch the oven walls.
* Separate items like minced meat, chops, sausages and bacon as soon as possible. When the oven BEEP's, turn food over. Continue to defrost remaining
pieces. Allow to stand until completely thawed.
* For example, joints of meat and whole chickens should be standed for a minimum 1 hour before cooking.
Category
Weight Limit
Utensil
Meat
(dEF1)
0.1 – 4.0 kg
Microwave ware
(Flat plate),
Metal tray
Food
Meat
Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger
Lamb chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets(2cm)
When beep, turn food over.
After defrosting, let stand for 5-15 minutes.
Poultry
(dEF2)
Poultry
Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg)
When beep, turn food over.
After defrosting, let stand for 20-30 minutes.
Fish
(dEF3)
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods
When beeps are heard, turn food over.
After defrosting, let stand for 10-20 minutes.
Bread
(dEF4)
0.1 – 0.5 kg
Paper towel
or flat plate,
Metal tray
Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc
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Speed
Auto Cook
In the following example I will show you how to cook 1.0kg of whole chicken(Sc 3).
Press STOP/CLEAR.
SPEED AUTO COOK menus allow you to
cook most of your favorite food quickly
by selecting the food type and the weight
of the food.
Press SPEED AUTO COOK once (
).
Note: The Halogen Heater is cycled on
and off during the Speed Cook mode.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “Sc 3”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for category confirmation.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “1.00kg”.
Press START/Q-START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
dial.
After cooking you must wear gloves to take metal tray / container
out of oven since its hot.
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SPEED AUTO COOK GUIDE
Function
Speed Auto
Cook
Category
Weight
Limit
Utensil
Food Temp.
Instructions
Sc 1
Frozen
Pizza
0.30 – 0.50kg
Metal tray
Frozen
This function is for cooking frozen pizza. Remove all food packaging and
place on the metal tray. After cooking, stand for 1~2 minutes.
Sc 2
French
Fries
0.20 – 0.75kg
Metal tray
Frozen
Spread frozen potato products out on the metal tray.
For the best results, cook in a single layer. After cooking, remove from the
oven and stand for 1~2 minutes.
Sc 3
Whole
Chicken
0.80 – 1.80kg
Low rack
+ Metal tray
Refrigerated
Brush whole chicken with melted margarine butter or seasonings, if desired.
Place the whole chicken breast-side down in an uncovered dish on the low
rack on metal tray. When it BEEPS, drain the juices and turn food over
immediately. After cooking, let stand covered with foil 10 minutes.
Sc 4
Chicken
Pieces
0.20 – 0.80kg
Metal tray
Refrigerated
Place for chicken pieces on the metal tray.
When it BEEPS, turn food over.
And then press start to continue cooking.
After cooking, stand covered with foil for 2-5 minutes.
Sc 5
Beef
Steaks
0.30 – 1.20kg
Low rack
+ Metal tray
Refrigerated
Place on the low rack.
When it BEEPS, turn food over. And then press start to continue cooking.
After cooking, serve immediately minutes.
Sc 6
Roast
Pork
0.80 – 1.80kg
Low rack
+ Metal tray
Refrigerated
Trim excess fat from pork. Brush the pork with melted margarine or butter.
Place on the low rack on the metal tray.
When it BEEPS, turn food over. And then press start to continue cooking.
After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes.
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SPEED AUTO COOK GUIDE
Function
Speed Auto
Cook
Category
Sc 7
Weight
Limit
Roast Beef 0.80 – 1.80kg
Utensil
Food Temp.
Low rack
+ Metal tray
Refrigerated
Instructions
Brush the beef with melted margarine or butter.
Place on the low rack on the metal tray.
When it BEEPS, turn food over. And then press start to continue cooking.
After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes.
Sc 8
Jacket
Potatoes
0.20 – 1.00kg
Metal tray
Room
Choose medium sized potatoes. (200 -220g per each)
Wash and dry potatoes.
Pierce the potatoes several times with a fork.
Place the potatoes on the metal tray.
Adjust weight and press start.
After cooking, remove the potatoes from the oven.
Let stand covered with foil for 5 minutes.
Sc 9
Frozen
Dinners
0.40 – 1.00kg
Low rack
+ Metal tray
Frozen
Place frozen dinner uncovered on low rack.
Sc 10
Fresh
0.20 – 1.00kg
Vegetables
Low rack +
Microwavesafe bowl with
cover
Room
Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with wrap. When it BEEPS, stir once. After cooking, stir and allow to
stand for 2 - 3 minutes.
Add amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg - 0.5kg : 2 Tablespoon
** 0.55kg - 1.0kg : 4 Tablespoon
Sc 11
Frozen
0.20 – 1.00kg
Vegetables
Low rack +
Metal tray +
Microwavesafe bowl with
cover
Frozen
Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with wrap. When it BEEPS, stir once. After cooking, stir and allow to
stand for 2 - 3 minutes.
Add amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg - 0.5kg : 2 Tablespoon
** 0.55kg - 1.0kg : 4 Tablespoon
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SPEED AUTO COOK GUIDE
Function
Speed Auto
Cook
Category
Sc 12
Rice /
Pasta
Weight
Limit
0.10 – 0.30kg
Utensil
Food Temp.
Low rack +
Metal tray +
Microwavesafe bowl with
cover
Room
Instructions
Place rice & boiling water with 1/4 to 1 teaspoon salt in a deep and large
bowl (3L). When beeps, stir once.
Weight
Water
Rice
Pasta
100g
250ml
300ml
200g
350ml
600ml
300g
480ml
900ml
Cover
Yes
No
** Rice - After cooking, stand covered for 5 minutes or until water is
absorbed.
** Pasta - During the cooking, stir several times if required. After cooking,
stand 1 - 2 minutes. Rinse pasta with cold water.
< Metal Tray >
< Low Rack + Metal Tray >
Note: Steam or condensation forming inside the door or display can indicate that the cooking time or power levels are excessive.
To reduce this from happening, adjust the settings and cover the food. This is not a malfunction or defect.
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Steamchef
Cook
In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.5kg of Shrimp(St 1).
NOTE: The STEAMER is required for this function.
This feature allows you to Steam Cook.
CAUTION:
1. Always use oven gloves when removing
the STEAMER from the oven. It’s very hot.
2. Do not put a hot STEAMER on a glass
table or surface after cooking. Always
make sure to use a resting pad or tray.
3. When using the Steamer, pour at least
400ml of water into the Steam water
bowl, then place the steam plate into
position before placing food onto it. If the
amount of water is less than 400ml, it
may cause incomplete cooking, or
overheating to the oven resulting in
serious damage.
4. Be careful when moving or removing the
STEAMER containing hot water.
5. When using the STEAMER, always
ensure that the steam plate and Steam
cover are correctly positioned onto the
steam water bowl. Incorrect placement
will inhibit steam from forming and could
cause certain foods such as eggs, to
explode and other foods to over cook.
6. Never use this Steamer with any other
microwave oven having a different
model number. Damage to that product
may occur as a result.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press STEAMCHEF COOK once (
Turn
).
dial knob until display shows “St 1”.
Press ENTER/CLOCK for category confirmation.
Turn
dial knob until display shows “0.50kg”.
Press START/Q-START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
dial.
After cooking you must wear gloves to take metal tray / container
out of oven since its hot.
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Function
Steam
chef
Ingredient
Weight
Cooking device
Temp. prior
to cooking
Size of ingredient
Instructions
St 1
Shrimp
0.20 – 0.80kg
Steam cover
Refrigerator Small shrimps (shrimps,
large shrimps, small crab
Steam plate
etc.)
Steam water bowl
Metal tray
Wash the shrimps.
Pour 400ml of water or white wine in the steamer.
Put the steam plate with the shrimps onto the
steamer.
Cover it with the steam bell and put it in the oven.
St 2
Shellfish 0.20 – 0.80kg
Steam cover
Refrigerator Small clams (mussels, ark
Steam plate
shell etc.)
Steam water bowl
Metal tray
Wash the clams.
Pour 400ml of water or white wine in the steamer.
Put the steam plate with the clams onto the
steamer.
Cover it with the steam bell and put it in the oven.
Steam cover
Refrigerator Maximum thickness of 3 cm
Steam plate
Maximum length of 25 cm
Steam water bowl
Metal tray
Wash the fish.
Pour 400ml of water or white wine in the steamer.
Put the steam plate with the fish onto the steamer.
Cover it with the steam bell and put it in the oven.
Steam cover
Refrigerator Maximum thickness of
2.5 cm
Steam plate
Steam water bowl
Metal tray
Fillet the fish.
Pour 400ml of water or white wine in the steamer.
Put the steam plate with the fish fillet onto the
steamer.
Cover it with the steam bell and put it in the oven.
St 3
St 4
Whole
fish
0.20 – 0.80kg
Fish fillet 0.20 – 0.80kg
Note: The cooking time may be adjusted by turning the – + dial during the cooking process.
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Function
Steam
chef
Ingredient
Weight
Cooking device
Temp. prior
to cooking
Instructions
Size of ingredient
St 5
Carrot
0.20 – 0.80kg
Room
Sliced round or diced
Steam cover
temperature
Steam plate
Steam water bowl
Metal tray
Pour 400ml of water in the steamer.
Put the steam plate with the vegetables onto the
steamer.
Cover it with the steam bell and put it in the oven.
St 6
Broccoli
0.20 – 0.80kg
Refrigerator Small cluster
Steam cover
Steam plate
Steam water bowl
Metal tray
Cook as above.
Steam cover
Refrigerator Diced
Steam plate
Steam water bowl
Metal tray
Cook as above.
St 7
Courgette 0.20 – 0.80kg
St 8
Green
beans
0.20 – 0.60kg
Refrigerator
Steam cover
Steam plate
Steam water bowl
Metal tray
Cook as above.
St 9
Spinach
0.20 – 0.50kg
Refrigerator
Steam cover
Steam plate
Steam water bowl
Metal tray
Cook as above.
Room
Steam cover
Small cluster
Steam plate
temperature
Steam water bowl
Metal tray
Cook as above.
St 10 Cauliflower 0.20 – 0.80kg
Note: The cooking time may be adjusted by turning the – + dial during the cooking process.
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Function
Steam
chef
Ingredient
St 11
St 12
Potato
Weight
0.20 – 0.80kg
Chicken 0.20 – 0.80kg
breasts
Cooking device
Temp. prior
to cooking
Size of ingredient
Instructions
Room
Whole
Steam cover
temperature
Steam plate
Steam water bowl
Metal tray
Pour 400ml of water in the steamer. Put the
steam plate with the vegetables on top of the
steamer. Cover it with the steam bell and put
it in the oven.
Steam cover
Refrigerator Maximum thickness
Steam plate
of 2.5 cm
Steam water bowl
Metal tray
Prepare chicken breasts. Pour 400ml of
water or white wine in the steamer. Put the
steam plate with the chicken breasts on top of
the steamer. Cover it with the steam bell and
put it in the oven.
Note: The cooking time may be adjusted by turning the – + dial during the cooking process.
< Steamer + Metal Tray >
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In the following example I will show you how to change the preset SPEED AUTO COOK programmes
for a longer or shorter cooking time.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
If you find that your food is over or
undercooked when using the SPEED
AUTO COOK programme, you can
increase or decrease the cooking time by
turning the
control dial.
You can lengthen or shorten the cooking
time(except defrost mode) at any point
by turning the
control dial.
Set the required SPEED AUTO COOK programme.
*See SPEED AUTO COOK guide.
Select weight of food.
Press START/Q-START.
Turn
dial knob.
The cooking time will increase or decrease.
Cooking time
Increas or Decrease time
0~3 min.
10 Sec.
3~20 min.
30 Sec.
20~30 min.
1 Min.
30~90 min.
5 Min.
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More or Less
Cooking
Ez
Clean
In the following example I will show you how to reduce or remove stubborn smells in the oven.
Please note that this function will not remove odours which are a result of burnt foods or Microwave utensils.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The oven has a special function to
help reduce or remove stubborn smells in
the oven.
Turn
dial to select ez clean(
).
Press ENTER/CLOCK for ez clean confirmation.
You must use the EZ CLEAN function
without food in the oven.
Press START/Q-START.
(Time counts down automatically)
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Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils during microwave function
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 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 using microwave function.
Place the utensil in question next to a glass bowl filled with water in using
microwave function. 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 using microwave function. You probably have many items
on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as cooking equipment in
using microwave function. Just read through the following checklist.
Paper
Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in using
microwave function, provided that the cooking time is short and foods to be
cooked are low in fat and moisture. Paper towels are also very useful for
wrapping foods and for lining baking trays in which greasy foods such as
bacon are cooked. In general, avoid coloured paper products as the
colour may run. Some recycled paper products may contain impurities
which could cause arcing or fires when used in using microwave function.
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 using
microwave function, 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.
Dinner plates
Many kinds of dinner-ware are microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
manufacturer’s literature or perform the microwave test.
Pottery, stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials are usually fine for use in using
microwave function, but they should be tested to be sure.
Glassware
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. 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.
CAUTION
Some items with high lead or iron content are not suitable for cooking
utensils. Utensils should be checked to ensure that they are suitable for
use in using microwave function.
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.
NOTE: Excessive cooking times and temperatures can cause a build up of
condensation behind the door glass. The settings should readjusted to reduce
either the cooking time or power. The condensation will disappear shortly
after the cooking has stopped.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Keeping an eye on things
The recipes in the book have been formulated with great care, but your success in
preparing them depends on how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks.
Always watch your food while it cooks. Your microwave function 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 undercooked 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 breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense
foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous
food that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle.
Height of food
The upper portion of tall food, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the
lower portion. Therefore, it is wise to turn tall food during cooking, sometimes
several times.
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 with non metallic material 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.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 in
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 suitable 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 are 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 sauces are 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
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 jacket potatoes, yolks and
whites of eggs, clams and oysters and whole vegetables and fruits.
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.
Testing if cooked
Food cooks so quickly in a 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.
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.
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.
Standing time
Foods are often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after being removed from
the 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.
Shielding
Strips of aluminium foil (which block microwaves) can be placed over the
corners or edges of square and rectangular foods to prevent those portions
from overcooking. Never use too much foil and make sure the foil is secured to
or attached to the metal dish or it may cause ‘arcing’ in the oven.
Elevating
Thick or dense foods can be elevated so that microwaves can be absorbed by
the underside and centre of the foods.
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Cleaning
4 If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the oven door, wipe
the panels with a soft cloth. This may occur when the oven is operated
under high humidity conditions and in no way indicates a malfunction of
the unit.
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.
This includes under the turntable and around the turntable rollers. 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.
5 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.
6 Do not use any steam cleaner
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 wipe a damp cloth followed
immediately by a dry cloth. Press Stop/Clear after cleaning.
3. Cleaning Accessories: Metal Tray, Racks
Accessories can be scorched after grill, convection and combination
cooking. And Metal Tray can be soiled by dripping from the rack. (If
necessary, use a drip tray.)
For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult
soils and built-up grease, apply a liquid detergent (oven cleaner) directly
onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to 60 minutes. Rinse with a damp cloth
and dry. Do not use abrasive cleaners or steel-wool pads on any of these
accessories; they can scratch.
Note: Keep the inside, the door and accessories of the oven clean at all times.
If you leave grease or fat in the cavity or accessories, it may overheat, cause
arching, smoke or even catch fire when next using the oven.
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Questions &
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
Relay is failed
Q Is it possible to cook popcorn in this oven?
A Yes, if using one of the two methods described
below
1 Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for microwave cooking.
2 Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific
times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product.
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.
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 Why does the beep tone sound when a button on the Control Panel is
touched?
A The beep tone sounds to assure that the setting is being properly entered.
Q Will the microwave function be damaged if it operates empty?
A Yes Never run it empty or without the metal tray.
CAUTION
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
Q Why do eggs sometimes pop?
A When baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam
build up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk
before cooking. Never microwave eggs in the shell.
Q Why 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 this
oven. Variations in the size, shape, weight and dimensions of the food
require longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along with the
cooking guide suggestions to test food condition, lust as you would do
with a conventional cooker.
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.
NOTE
The SolarDOM will accommodate food of maximum weight of up to 6kg
placed at the centre of the turntable.
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Technical Specifications
Technical Specification
MZ9480YRC
Power Input
240 V~ 50 Hz
Output
900 W (IEC60705 rating standard)
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimensions in mm.
Microwave
2450 MHz
595(w) x 455(h) x 472(d) 520(d)inch. handle
1650 watt
Power
Grill
max. 2200 watt
Consumption
Combination
max. 2200 watt
Convection
1900 watt
If the supplied flexible mains cord of this appliance is damaged, it
must be raplaced using the special mains cord part number
EAD61666903
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1300 LG CARE (1300 54 2273) AUSTRALIA or
0800 LG CARE (0800 54 2273) NEW ZEALAND
www.lg.com
LG Electronics Australia 2 Wonderland Drive Eastern Creek NSW 2766 (ABN : 98 064 531 264)
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