LG | MG-583MC | LG MG-583MC Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE/GRILL/COMBINATION OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MG-583MC
Precautions
You cannot
operate your
oven
cooking activity
microwave
It is
oven
important
Do not
food
or
Do not
oven
place
not to
between the
interlocks
When
switch off
oven,
a
evidence of
which in the
opened;
oven
cleaner residue to accumulate
operate your
case
of
oven
properly
if it is
on
front face and the door
sealing
damaged.
and that there is
and latches
(broken
or
It is
no
or
surfaces.
particularly important that
damage to
loosened), (3)
the:
(1)
door
door seals and
should not be
adjusted
or
repaired by
anyone
except qualified
Warning
Please
2
heating liquids,
overheating
To
the
bubbling.
e.g. soups,
sauces
and
beverages in
liquid beyond boiling point
This could result in
a
can occur
sudden boil
your microwave
without
over
of the hot
prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken:
1
Avoid
2
Do not overheat.
the
3
sided containers with
using straight
Stir the
through
4 After
them
personnel.
over
liquid.
to excessive microwave energy.
narrow
necks.
allow
surfaces.
oven
service
safety
tamper with the safety interlocks.
object
any
(bent), (2) hinges
Your
when the door is
interlocks
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
door closes
sealing
safety
possible exposure
automatically
with the door open due to the
built into the door mechanism. These
any
Precautions to avoid
ensure cooking times are correctly set as
cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire
and subsequent damage to your oven.
the
heating
heating,
food
placing
the container in the
oven
and
again halfway
time.
allow to stand in the
again carefully
consumption
baby
before
liquid
and check the
to avoid burns
oven
for
a
short
time, stir
or
shake
temperature of them before
(especially,
contents of
feeding
bottles and
jars).
Warning
Always allow
food to stand after being cooked by
microwaves and check the temperature of them
before consumption. Especially contents of feeding
bottles and baby food jars.
Contents
How the Microwave Oven Works
Microwaves
are a
form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
tray is located
cooking
area
through openings
at the bottom of the
oven.
inside the
oven.
A
Microwaves cannot pass
through metal walls of the oven, but they can penetrate such materials as
glass, porcelain and paper, the materials out of which microwave-safe
cooking dishes are constructed.
hot from the heat
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get
generated by
A very safe
Your microwave
the food.
appliance
oven
is one of the safest of all home
appliances. When the door is opened, the oven
automatically stops producing microwaves. Microwave
energy is converted completely to heat when it enters
food, leaving no "left over" energy to harm you when
&
4~5
Installing
the Clock
6
Child Lock
7
Micro Power
8
Two
These microwaves enter the
Microwaves do not heat
3
Setting
microwave energy.
or
2
Unpacking
ordinary daylight.
through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. Microwave ovens,
however, have a magnetron which is designed to make use of the energy in
microwaves. Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to created
turntable
Precautions
Contents
Cooking
9
Stage Cooking
Micro Power Level
10
Timer
11
Auto Cook
12~13
Quick Start
More
Grill
or
14
Less
15
Cooking
16
Cooking
Combination
17
Cooking
Auto Defrost
18~19
Safety precations
20
Food characteristics &
Microwave
Microwave
21~22
cooking
-
safe Utensils
23
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring
Information/Technical
24
Specifications
25
you eat your food.
3
Unpacking
Installing
Unpack your
oven
&
and
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.
place
it
on a
flat level
surface.
Place your oven on a flat, level surface but make sure there
is at least 10 cm of space on the top, rear and sides so there
is air flow for ventilation. Exhaust outlets are located in the back
and side of your oven.Blocking the outlet can damage your oven.
THIS OVEN IS DESIGNED FOR BUILDING IN. (Not over a heat
source)
LOW RACK
HIGH RACK
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
GLASS TRAY
ROLLER
4
Plug
your
into
oven
Open
a
standard household
socket. Make
the
sure
only appliance
the socket. If your
your
your
oven
door
by pressing
the DOOR OPEN
button. Place the ROTATING RING inside the
oven
is
and
place
the GLASS TRAY
on
oven
top.
connected to
oven
does not
operate properly, unplug it
from the electrical socket and
then
Fill
a
300 ml
(1/2 pint)
have any doubts about what
please
it back in.
of water. Place
refer to page 23.
oven
button six times
on
door. If you
type of container
to
The DISPLAY will count down from 3 minutes.
Press the START
microwave safe container with
the GLASS TRAY and close the
use
plug
When it reaches 0 it will sound three BEEPS.
to set 3 minutes
Open
of
water. If your
cooking
the
time. You will
warm.
hear
be hot.
a
BEEP
oven
door and test the
Be careful
temperature of the
operating the water should be
when removing the container it may
oven
is
each time you
press the button. Your
oven
will start before you have
finished the sixth press;
don't worry this is normal.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
5
Setting
the
You
Clock
can
set 12 hour clock
In the
following example
Make
sure
Make
sure
or
24 hour clock
that you have removed all
that you have
optionally.
I will show you how to set the time for 4.35
correctly
packaging
installed your
from your
oven as
.
oven.
described earlier
μιν
in this book.
σταρτ
θυιχκ
σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
Press STOP.
When your
oven
first time
when power
or
power cut
display;
a
is
plugged
in for the
resumes
after
Press CLOCK
once.
a
'0' will be shown in the
you will have to reset the clock.
(If
you want to
use a
"12H" is
12 hour
clock, Press CLOCK once
If you want to
displayed.
clock, you have to unplug
and
different
change
plug it back in.)
more.
option
after
κιτχηεν
τιμερ
σετ
χοοκ
πορτιον
ροαστ
αυτο χοοκ
Press 10 MIN four times.
reset the clock.
Press 1 MIN three times.
During
once
setting
the colon will
set the colon will
ψ
3
φιση
4
βρεαδ
10
1
μιν
flash,
stop flashing.
πεγ
π
Press 10 SEC five times.
clock
πορκ
φροζεν
φη
If the clock (or display) show any strange
looking symbols, unplug your oven from
the electrical socket, plug it back in and
χηιχκεν
setting
σεχ
10
If the
key (10 MIN
increase rapidly.
/ 1 MIN / 10
SEC)
is
pressed
Press CLOCK to enter the time and start the clock
and
held, the time will
μιν
counting.
κιτχηεν
τιμερ
σετ
χοοκ
χηιχκεν
πορτιον
ροαστ
αυτο χοοκ
φροζεν
φρεση
6
πεγ
πορκ
Child
Lock
Press STOP.
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ
σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
Your
oven
prevents
has
a
safety
accidental
feature that
running
of the
oven.
Once the child lock is set, you will be
unable to
cooking
use
can
any functions and
take
place.
Press and hold STOP until "L" appears in the
display
and
one
beep
is
μιν
heard.
The CHILD LOCK is
now
σταρτ
set.
θυιχκ
σταρτ
στοπ
no
παυσε/χλεαρ
The time will
disappear
"L" will remain
from the
displayed
display
if you have set the clock.
to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set.
κιτ
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP until "L"
hear
one
disappears,
You will
η
μιν
BEEP when it's released.
σταρτ
θυιχκ
σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
7
Micro Power
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook
some
food
on
80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Cooking
Make
sure
that you have
correctly
installed your
oven as
described earlier
μιν
in this book.
σταρτ
θυιχκ
σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
Press STOP.
Your
oven
has five microwave Power
power is
settings. High
selected but repeated
Press POWER twice to select 80% power.
automatically
"80" appears in the
φαχκετ
ποτατο
?εγ.
display.
presses of the
χομβι
γριλλ
ποωερ
??
POWER button will select different power
αυτο
+
levels.
δεφροστ
Press
POWER
POWER
%
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press 10 SEC three times.
HIGH
3
φιση
4
βρεαδ
100%
10
1
μιν
σεχ
10
MEDIUM
HIGH
80%
MEDIUM
60%
μιν
τ
Press START.
τ
1
μιν
σεχ
10
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
40%
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
LOW
8
20%
In the
following example I
for 11 minutes
on
will show you how to cook
HIGH; the second will cook for
food in two
some
32 minutes
on
stage.
The first
stage
will cook your food
Two stage
40%.
Cooking
Press STOP.
φαχκετ
ποτατο
?εγ.
χομβι
Press POWER once to select HIGH power.
γριλλ
ποωερ
??
αυτο
+
During
can
the
be
stage cooking the oven door
opened and food checked. Close
Set the
cooking
door and press START and the
For the
example
two
oven
cooking stage will
continue.
heard and
two
4
stage1.
βρεαδ
10
Press 10 MIN
Press 1 MIN
At the end of
time for
δεφροστ
on
this page set 11 minutes.
1
μιν
σεχ
10
μιν
once.
σταρτ
once.
θυιχκ
σταρτ
beeps are
stage1,
stage 2 commences.
Set the power and
Should you wish to clear the programme
press STOP/CLEAR twice.
cooking
time for
stage2.
φαχκετ
ποτατο
?εγ.
χομβι
Press POWER 4 times to select 40% power.
γριλλ
ποωερ
??
αυτο
Set the
cooking
time for 32 minutes. Press 10 MIN three times.
+
δεφροστ
Press 1 MIN twice.
Press START.
1
μιν
σεχ
10
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ
σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
9
Micro Power
Your microwave
oven
Level
equipped with 5 power
example foods and their
levels to
give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
cooking power levels for use with this microwave
recommended
oven.
Power level
HIGH
MEDIUM HIGH
MEDIUM
Use
Output
100%
80%
60%
*
Brown minced beef
*
Cook
*
Cook tender cuts of meat
*
All
*
Roast meat and
*
Cook mushrooms and shellfish
*
Cook foods
*
Bake cakes and
*
*
DEFROST/
40%
MEDIUM LOW
LOW/WARM
20%
Boil Water
*
*
10
is
The table below shows
poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
reheating
poultry
containing
cheese and eggs
scones
Prepare eggs
Cook custard
Prepare rice,
soup
*
All
*
Melt butter and chocolate
*
Cook less tender cuts of meat
*
Soften butter & cheese
*
Soften ice
*
Raise
thawing
cream
yeast dough
In the
following example
Timer
I will show you how to set the timer for 15 minutes.
Press STOP.
10
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
Your
oven
also has
a
Timer that
can
be
Press KITCHEN TIMER.
used for
noncooking functions. When
used as an independent timer, the oven
is not running. The Timer is simply
counting down in seconds.
κιτχηεν
τιμερ
σετ
χοοκ
χηιχκεν
πορτιον
ροαστ
αυτο χοοκ
πορκ
φροζεν
φη
πεγ
4
To enter amount of time you want to count down.
βρεαδ
10
Press 10 MIN
once.
Press 1 MIN 5 times.
1
μιν
σεχ
10
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ
Press START.
The time will
begin counting down in the display window withe no
cooking or heating in the oven. Two short and one long beep will sound
and the wore "End" will show in the display window at the end of the
countdown period.
σταρτ
10
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
11
Auto
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook 1
jacket potato
.
Cook
Press STOP.
10
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
AUTO COOK allows you to
Press
most of your favorite food
In this
the food
the food
type, and
easily cook
by selecting
entering the weight of
by pressing
the +
required AUTO COOK food type
example press JACKET POTATO
button.
πορτιον
ροαστ
αυτο χοοκ
once.
φαχκετ
ποτατο
πορκ
φροζεν
φρεση
πεγ.
?εγ.
buttons.
χομβι
γριλλ
ποωερ
NOTE:
When
cooking vegetables with the
only microwave
is used, but when cooking meat,
AUTO COOK function
Select desired
mode
Press +
grill and microwave
alternately.
modes
are
weight
of
potato.
ποωερ
??
αυτο
once.
δεφροστ
+
used
10
If the +
keys
are
pressed
and held the
weight
will increase
σεχ
0.1κγ
rapidly.
1
μεατ
2
πουλτρψ
3
φιση
4
βρεαδ
10
Press START.
μιν
10
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
12
σταρτ
FOOD CATEGORY
JACKET POTATO
FOOD TEMP.
Room
temp.
UTENSILS
Glass
WEIGHT LIMIT
tray
INSTRUCTIONS
and
prick potato with a fork several times.
potato with three pieces of paper towel in the
centre of the glass tray.
After Cooking, let stand for 5 minutes.
100g~1.0kg Wash, dry
Place the
FRESH VEGETABLES
Room
temp.
Glass
tray
200g~800g
Place
prepared vegetables into a suitable
dish).
Add 30 ml water per 200 g vegetables.
After Cooking, let stand for 5 minutes.
(e.g.
FROZEN
Frozen
Glass
tray
200g~800g
Place
sized container
casserole
prepared
frozen
vegetables into
a
suitable sized
container. Add 30 ml water per 200 g
VEGETABLES
vegetable.
place it the centre of the glass tray.
Cooking, let stand for 5 minutes.
Cover and
After
ROAST PORK
Room
temp.
Glass
+
ROAST BEEF
Room
temp.
Glass
+
tray
500g~1.5kg
Low rack
tray
Place
pork on metal rack (low level) on glass tray. During
cooking process your oven will "BEEP", at which point
turn food over to ensure even cooking.
the
500g~1.5kg
Low rack
Place beef
the
turn food
CHICKEN PORTION
Room
temp.
Glass
+
High
tray
rack
200g~800g
on
cooking
metal rack
process your
over
to
(low level)
oven
ensure even
on
glass tray. During
point
will "BEEP", at which
cooking.
Place chicken
portion on metal rack (high level) on glass
tray. During
cooking process your oven will "BEEP",
at which point turn food over to ensure even cooking.
the
13
Quick
In the
following example
I will show you how to set 2 minutes of
cooking
on
high power.
Start
Press STOP.
10
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ
σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
The QUICK START feature allows you to
Press START four times to select 2 minutes
set 30 second intervals of HIGH POWER
Your
cooking
with
a
oven
on
HIGH POWER.
μιν
10
will start before you have finished the fourth press.
μιν
touch of the START
σταρτ
θυιχκ
button.
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking time
by repeatedly pressing the START button.
minutes 59 seconds
14
up to 99
σταρτ
In the
following example I will show you
longer or shorter cooking time.
how to
change
the preset AUTO COOK programmes for
a
More(+)
Press STOP.
or
Less( )
Cooking
10
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
Your food is cooked to how you like it
Set the
required
AUTO COOK programme.
μιν
10
μιν
the MANUAL COOK and AUTO
using
COOK programme, there is
use
by
the
+(MORE) or
no
(LESS)
need to
Select
weight
σταρτ
of food.
θυιχκ
σταρτ
στοπ
buttons.
παυσε/χλεαρ
Press START.
Your food is cooked to your satisfaction
by using
the
MORE(+)
or
LESS( )
buttons all of the AUTO COOK
programmes to be
food for
When
can
a
longer
cooking
extend the
to cook your
shorter time.
without Auto function you
cooking
point using
the +
There is
need to
no
adjusted
or
Press
The
+(more)
cooking
ποωερ
once.
??
αυτο
time will increase
by
10 seconds for each press of the
key.
Press
The
(less)
cooking
once.
time will decrease
by
10 seconds for each press of the
key.
δεφροστ
+
10
σεχ
0.1κγ
1
μεατ
2
πουλτρψ
3
φιση
4
βρεαδ
10
time at any
keys.
stop the cooking
process.
15
Grill
In the
following example I
will show you how to
use
the
grill
to cook
some
food for 12 minutes and 30 seconds.
Cooking
Press STOP.
10
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
This model is fitted with
GRILL,
preheating
so
a
QUARTZ
Press GRILL.
φαχκετ
ποτατο
is not needed.
χομβι
food
The
must be used
??
αυτο
quickly.
grill rack
cooking.
γριλλ
ποωερ
This feature will allow you to brown and
crisp
?εγ.
δεφροστ
+
during grill
Set the
cooking
time.
4
βρεαδ
10
The
grill rack can be used in two
positions high or low, depending
-
food
type and size.
Press 10 MIN
on
once.
Press 1 MIN twice.
1
μιν
10
μιν
Press 10 SEC three times.
Press START.
σεχ
σταρτ
μιν
10
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
16
σταρτ
In the
following example I
will show you how to programme your
oven
with:- combi mode No.3 for
a
cooking
Combination
time of 25 minutes.
Cooking
10
μιν
Press STOP.
σταρτ
θυιχκ σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
φροζεν
Press COMBI 3 times.
φαχκετ
φρεση
ποτατο
Your
oven
has
a
combination
χομβι
cooking
ποωερ
feature which allows you to cook food
with
grill
and microwave at the
πεγ.
?εγ.
γριλλ
??
αυτο
same
time. The time it takes to cook food
this feature is
using
The
the two
using
generally shorter than
features separately.
4
Set the
cooking
10
1
μιν
Press 10 MIN 2 times.
reaches inside.
your
oven
cooking
Moreover, preheating
is not necessary.
σεχ
10
Press 1 MIN 5 times.
μιν
quartz heater grills the surface of
the food while microwave
βρεαδ
time.
σταρτ
μιν
Press START.
10
μιν
When
cooking
you
can use +
keys
to increase
or
decrease
cooking
σταρτ
time.
θυιχκ σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
Be careful when
Combination
removing your food the container
Cooking
will be hot!
Mode
MG-583MC
CATEGORY
C0-1
C0-2
C0-3
C0-4
MICROWAVE
20%
40%
60%
100%
GRILL
80%
60%
40%
100%
17
The
Auto
temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking
Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be completely
commences.
thawed before cooking. For example fish cooks so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while still
slightly frozen. The BREAD programme is suitable for defrosting small items such as rolls or a small loaf. These will
require a standing time to allow the centre to thaw. In the following example I will show you how to defrost 0.4Kg
of frozen poultry.
Defrost
Press STOP.
Weight
χομβι
the food that you
metallic ties
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place
in your
oven
remove
and close the
oven
any
γριλλ
ποωερ
??
door.
αυτο
+
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY
"dEF2" appears in the
Your
oven
has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY, FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power settings. Repeated
presses of the AUTO DEFROST buttons
will select different
Enter the frozen
display
weight
defrosting
programme.
of the food that you
MEAT
1
μεατ
2
πουλτρψ
3φιη
are
about to defrost.
χομβι
γριλλ
ποωερ
??
Press + four times to enter 0.4
"0.4
kg"
Your
oven can
will be
αυτο
Kg.
+
displayed.
10
defrost from 0.1
4
Kg (Bread:
~
settings.
0.1
0.5
~
σεχ
kg).
δεφροστ
0.1κγ
1
μεατ
2
πουλτρψ
3
φιση
10
μιν
Press
DEFROST
0.1κγ
σεχ
window.
Press START.
Category
10
δεφροστ
Your
oven
door is
will not
σταρτ
stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds) unless the
θυιχκ σταρτ
στοπ
opened.
παυσε/χλεαρ
POULTRY
point open the oven
thawing. Remove any
portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless
the door is opened.
During defrosting
FISH
BREAD
18
door,
turn food
your
over
oven
and
will
"BEEP",
separate
to
at which
ensure even
10
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
AUTO WEIGHT DEFROST SEQUENCE LIST
FOOD
SEQUENCE
MEAT
POULTRY
FISH
Beef
Minced
Lamb
Chops(2.5
cm
thick),Rolled
Pork
Chops(1.2
cm
thick), Spareribs,
Veal
Cutlets(450 g,
Chicken
Whole(under
2
Turkey
Breasts(under
2.5
Fish
Fillets.
Shellfish
Crabmeat, Lobster tails, Shrimp, Scallops
BREAD
*
*
*
*
*
1.2
during
the
For best
results,
remove
juice
Place foods in
cm
defrosting
Rolled roast,
0.1/4.0
kg
0.1/4.0
kg
0.1/0.5
kg
Sausage.
Breasts(boneless), Legs.
Kg)
bread, White/brown rolls, French stick, Baguette, Croissant
setting
and control of
defrosting,
but
just
like conventional
defrosting
you must check
time.
fish, shellfish,
meat and
close to the food which
poultry
can cause
from its
original
paper
or
plastic package(wrapper). Otherwise,
the wrap will hold
the outer surface of the food to cook.
glass baking dish or microwave roasting rack to catch drippings.
what icy in the centre when removed from the oven.
When it is difficult to remove the wrap from the food, defrost the wrapped food for about a quarter of the total defrost time,
displayed at the beginning of the defrost cycle. Then remove the food from the oven and remove the wrap from the food.
Sliced bread should be placed between sheets of kitchen towel, bread rolls should be cut in half before defrosting.
a
kg
thick)
Cut up
Kg),
0.1/4.0
roast.
Steaks, Whole
The benefit of this Auto Defrost feature is automatic
steam and
*
beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger.
Sliced brown/white
the food
MIN./MAX. FOOD
shallow
Food should still be
some
which is
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Safety
precautions
1
WARNING
Please
ensure
subsequent
cooking
times are
Do not attempt to tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to the
door, control panel, safety interlock switches or any other part of the oven.
Repairs should only
be undertaken
by
a
qualified
10
Do not
the
operate the
oven
when not in
energy, if the
3
Do not
or
4
oven
when
oven
is
use.
empty. It is best
The water will
accidentally
to leave
safety
a
glass of
water in
absorb all microwave
5
Do not
use
6
Do not
use
place
cause
7
metal twist ties. Metal
serious
Do not
of paper towels for
with
the
kitchen
8
microwave energy
Do not
use
which may
9
20
cause
oven
may
arc.
which
breakage
or
the door is 8
is
of
place the oven so the front of
edge of the surface on which it
the appliance.
placed,
cm or more
to avoid accidental
a napkin or any other
edges of the oven, which
may
leakage.
by placing
damage.
skin of
potatoes, applies or any such fruit
attempt deep fat frying in your
or
oven.
Remove the
plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting.
though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film,
heating or cooking, as detailed din microwave cook books.
Note
for
can
If the
oven
been
repaired by
door is
17
damaged,
qualified
a
If smoke is observed
disconnect the
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
Do not rinse the turntable
may
Be certain to
behind the
the
oven
must mot be
operated
until it has
service technician.
towel,
obstruction between the door and the front
cause
time. If normal
Do not
They
objects in
a
heating
14
16
oven
or
cooking.
damage.
operate the
cooking
Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
remove
shorter
13
15
wooden containers.
they
Before cooking, pierce the
vegetable.
in paper towels, unless your cook book
for the food you are cooking.
newspaper in
allowed
12
wrapped
instructions,
may overheat and burn.
tipping
clothes in the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
burned if heated too long.
contains
require
are
started.
dry
Do not cook food
Small amounts of food
times
service technician.
11
2
result in FIRE and
correctly set as over cooking may
DAMAGE to the OVEN.
it in water
just
after
cooking.
This
oven
keep
the
oven
door closed and switch off
from the power
18 When food is heated
or
cooked in
or
supply.
disposable
containers of
paper or other combustible materials look at the
if the food container is deteriorating.
oven
plastic,
frequently to check
Food characteristics&
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
on
Moisture content of food
things
The
recipes in the book have been formulated with great care, but your success in
preparing them depends on how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks.
Always watch your food while it cooks. Your microwave oven is equipped with a
light that turns on automatically when the oven is in operation so that you can see
inside and check the progress of your food. Directions given in recipes to elevate,
stir, and the like should be thought of as the minimum steps recommended. If the
food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary adjustments you think
appropriate to correct the problem.
Factors affecting microwave
cooking times
cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
makes a big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold
butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with
ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range
of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains under-cooked at the
lower end of the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook your food beyond
the maximum time given, according to personal preference. The governing
philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be conservative in giving
cooking times. While overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes,
particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed
from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When
allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the
oven as the heat trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels
inward. If the food is left in the oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer
portions will become overcooked or even burnt. You will become increasingly skilful
in estimating both cooking and standing times for various foods.
Many
Density
factors affect
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
cooking
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
Since the heat
such
from microwaves tends to
generated
roasts and
as
some
vegetables
evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
should either be
sprinkled
with water
prior
to
cooking
covered to retain moisture.
or
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks
cooking bony
or
quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
they do not cook unevenly and do not become
more
cuts of meat that
fatty
overcooked.
of food
Quantity
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
cooked
as
cooked
by
for
a
penetrate only about
the heat
generated
on
2.cm into
food, the interior portion of thick foods are
the outside travels inward.
Only
the outer
edge
of food in
microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the
centre is
even warm
Round thin foods and
.
ring shaped
foods cook
successfully
in the
microwave.
Covering
A
cover
traps heat and
microwave
cling
steam which
film with
a corner
causes
food to cook
folded back to
more
quickly.
Use
a
lid
or
prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and
poultry
that
fat. Food that
are
flavour of the
recipe
are
cooked fifteen minutes
cooked for
shorter
or
longer
will brown
lightly
in their
own
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
a
period
is not altered.
Covering with greaseproof paper
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering
because it makes
Arranging
and
a
looser
if
placed
stack foods
on
a
lid
or
and helps food retain some heat. But
clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
spacing
Individual foods such
evenly
than
cover
as
in the
top of
baked
oven an
one
potatoes, small cakes and hors d'oeuvres will heat more
distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
equal
another.
times.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave
cooking.
Stirring
is
Stirring
one
of the most
important
of all
microwaving techniques.
In conventional
cooking,
food is stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved food, however, is stirred in order to
spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the outside towards the centre as the outside
To Clean Your Oven
1
of the food heats first.
Turning
Large,
bottom will cook
as
roasts and whole chickens should be turned
It is also
evenly.
a
good
that the
so
idea to turn cut up chicken and
spillovers will
chops.
cloth to
thicker
are
attracted to the outside
portions of meat, poultry and
portions will receive the most
thicker
of
portion
fish to the outer
food, it makes sense to place
edge
of the
baking
keep
dish. This way,
microwave energy and the food will cook
aluminium foil
(which
block
microwaves)
can
be
placed
over
the
corners or
edges
can
2
of square and rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too
much foil and make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause 'arcing' in the oven.
or
dense foods
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
a
or
membrane
Testing
are likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
so
quickly
in
a
microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
left in the microwave until
poultry, are removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish
cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 50F (30C)
and 150F (80C) during standing time.
Standing time
Foods are often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after being removed from the
microwave oven. Usually the foods are covered during standing time to retain heat unless
they are supposed to be dry in texture (some cakes and biscuits, for example). Standing
allows foods to finish cooking and also helps flavour blend and develop.
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damp
3
Do not
dry.
by
assure a
hand
or
use
walls and between seal and door
a
damp
cloth
away. Crumbs and
right
times. Use
lengthen cooking
tight
harsh
seal. Remove greasy spatters with
detergent
or
panel,
of the
oven
oven
a
abrasive cleaners. The
humidity
4
immediately by
conditions and in
or
damage to
the
no
a
oven
dry
from
glass tray
operating parts
when the microwave
way indicates
kept
and
cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after
a
oven
oven
is
To clean
wipe a
cleaning.
door, wipe the panels
operated
under
high
malfunction of the unit.
clean. Use
only warm,
soapy water, rinse
dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR
STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS.
Metal parts will be easier to maintain if
dry
inside the
openings.
accidentally starting,
around the outside of the
occur
The door and door seals should be
then
to
soapy cloth
a
clean
open the door to prevent
soft cloth. This may
damp
with soap and water then with clean water and
paper towel. To prevent
cloth followed
a
important
in the dishwasher.
or
If steam accumulates inside
with
if cooked
Food cooks
are
include
clean to
soft cloth
control
shell, skin
area
be washed
a
oven
spillovers with
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
the underside
Piercing
Foods enclosed in
up
out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is
Keep the outside
with
and centre of the foods.
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
wipe
Clean the outside of your
Elevating
Thick
this
clean
absorb microwave energy and
then rinse and
evenly.
Shielding
Strips of
wipe
oven
spilled liquids stick to
or
surface. It is best to
top and
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
Since microwaves
inside of the
Food spatters
over
tall foods such
Keep the
wiped frequently with
a
damp
cloth.
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never
use
metal
microwave
metal trimmed utensils in your
or
Paper
oven
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal.
oven
Most
They will bounce off any metal object in the
and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning.
heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your microwave
However,
oven.
some
may contain materials that render them unsuitable
microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about
simple way
to find out if it
Place the utensil in
can
question
a
particular utensil,
be used in your microwave
next to
a
glass
as
there's
a
Plastic
oven.
bowl filled with water in the microwave
Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
oven.
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does
change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use in the microwave oven. You
probably have many items on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as
cooking equipment in your microwave oven. Just read through the following
not
checklist.
Dinner
Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in your microwave oven,
provided that the cooking time is short and foods to be cooked are low in fat and
moisture. Paper towels are also very useful for wrapping foods and for lining baking
trays in which greasy foods such as bacon are cooked. In general, avoid coloured
paper products as the colour may run. Some recycled paper products may contain
impurities which could cause arcing or fires when used in the microwave oven.
plates
kinds of dinner-ware
manufacturer's literature
or
are
perform
microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
they
However, be
are
sure
made
specially
to make
ordinary plastic bags
for
a
cooking
A
variety
part, you
of
shapes
in
and sizes of microwave cookware
probably
equipment.
can
kitchen
Pottery,
but
Glassware
cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe.
bag so that steam can escape. Never use
your microwave oven, as they will melt and
Plastic microwave cookware
use
items you
already
have
on
are
available. For the most
hand rather than
investing
in
stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials
the microwave test.
for
slit in the
rupture.
new
Many
cooking bags
Provided
they
should be tested to be
are
usually
fine for
use
in your microwave oven,
sure.
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of
oven
tempered glass cookware. However, do
or wine glasses, as these might shatter
tumblers
not
as
use
delicate
the food
glassware,
such
as
can
be used to hold foods that
are
to be
quickly
reheated. However,
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the
foods will
eventually
warp
or
high
lead
or
iron content
are
not suitable for
cooking
utensils.
Plastic storage containers
These
CAUTION
Some items with
warms.
melt
plastic
they
oven as
hot
containers.
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Questions &
Answers
Q What's wrong when the
A
There may be several
Light bulb has blown
oven
reasons
light will not glow?
why the oven light will
Q Is it possible to pop
not
A
glow.
Yes, if using
1
2
Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing
No. The
holes,
or
ports,
microwave energy
in
a
microwave oven?
below
Door is not closed
A
corn
of the two methods described
one
are
made to allow
screen
to pass;
light
in the door?
they
Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for microwave cooking.
Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific
times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product.
do not let
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
through.
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
Q Why does the beep tone sound when
touched?
A
The
tone sounds to
beep
Q Will the microwave
A
Yes Never
run
it
assure
oven
empty
or
be
a
that the
pad
on
the Control Panel is
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED
setting
is
being properly
entered.
damaged if it operates empty?
glass tray.
TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
CAUTION
without the
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
Q Why do eggs sometimes pop?
A When
baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam
build up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk
before cooking. Never microwave eggs in the shell.
Q Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
A After microwave
standing
cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking during
standing time finishes cooking evenly throughout the
amount of standing time depends on the density of the food.
time. This
food. The
Q Why doesn't my
A
always cook
as
fast
as
the
cooking guide says?
Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, chosen to help
prevent overcooking, the most common problem in getting used to a
microwave oven. Variations in the size, shape, weight and dimensions of
the food require longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along
with the cooking guide suggestions to test food condition, lust as you
would do with
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oven
Check your cooking guide again to make sure you've followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
a
conventional cooker.
Plug wiring
information/
Technical
Specifications
Warning
This
The wires in this mains lead
are
BLUE
BROWN
Neutral
~
coloured in accordance with the
~
Live
plug proceed
as
must be earthed
following
codes
GREEN & YELLOW
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
your
appliance
appliance
may not
~
correspond
Earth
with the coloured
markings identifying
the with the terminals in
follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N
or
Coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
The wire which is coloured GREEN & YELLOW
or
GREEN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E
Technical
or
.
Specification
MG-583MC
Power
Input
240VAC/50Hz
Output
900 W
Microwave
Outside Dimension
Power
(IEC705 rating standard)
Frequency
2450 MHz
530
mm(W)
X 322
mm(H)
X 385
mm(D)
Consumption
Microwave
1400 Watts
Grill
1300 Watts
Combination
2600 Watts
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