LG | MB-394AA | LG MB-394AA Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE/GRILL/COMBINATION OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MB-394AA
Precautions
Precautions to avoid
You cannot
operate your
oven
cooking activity
any
microwave
It is
oven
important
Do not
food
or
Do not
oven
place
safety
when the door is
interlocks
When
switch off
oven,
a
evidence of
which in the
opened;
case
of
tamper with the safety interlocks.
object
any
between the
oven
cleaner residue to accumulate
operate your
(2) hinges
interlocks
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
not to
door closes
safety
automatically
with the door open due to the
built into the door mechanism. These
oven
properly
and latches
if it is
on
front face and the door
sealing
damaged.
and that there is
(broken
or
It is
no
or
particularly important
damage to
loosened), (3)
the:
that the
(1) door(bent),
door seals and
oven
service
sealing
should not be
adjusted
or
repaired by
anyone
except qualified
Please
To
bubbling.
e.g. soups,
sauces
and
beverages
liquid beyond boiling point
This could result in
a
in your microwave
can occur
sudden boil
without
over
of the hot
prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken:
1
Avoid
2
Do not overheat.
3
Stir the
sided containers with
using straight
narrow
necks.
through
4 After
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).
handling
the container.
Warning
times are correctly set as
in the FOOD catching fire
result
cooking may
and subsequent damage to your oven.
ensure
the
Be careful when
Warning
2
heating liquids,
overheating
them
personnel.
over
liquid.
to excessive microwave energy.
allow
surfaces.
surfaces.
Your
possible exposure
cooking
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
Precautions
2
Contents
Microwaves
are a
form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
microwave energy.
turntable
or
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.
Microwaves do not heat
hot from the heat
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get
generated by the
A very safe
Your microwave
food.
oven
7
Micro Power
8
Cooking
Micro Power Level
9
Two
10
Stage Cooking
Quick Start
11
Grill
12
Cooking
Combination
13
Cooking
Auto Cook
14~15
Auto Defrost
16~17
Timer
18
Less
19
Cooking
Safety precautions
20
Microwave
21
or
-
safe Utensils
Food characteristics &
Microwave
is one of the safest of all home
When the door is opened, the
6
Child Lock
More
appliance
4~5
Unpacking
Installing
Setting the Clock
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
These microwaves enter the
3
&
appliances.
automatically stops producing microwaves. Microwave
energy is converted completely to heat when it enters
food, leaving no "left over" energy to harm you when
oven
22~23
cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring
Information/Technical
24
Specifications
25
you eat your food.
3
Unpacking
Installing
Unpack your
&
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.
oven
and
place
it
on a
Place the
flat level
oven
than 85cm
surface.
in the level location of your choice with more
but make sure there is at least 30cm of
height
space on the top and 10cm at the rear for proper ventilation. The
front of the oven should be at least 8cm from the edge of the surface
to
prevent tipping.
An exhaust outlet is located
outlet
can
damage
the
on
top
or
side of the
oven.
Blocking
the
oven.
LOW RACK
HIGH RACK
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
GLASS TRAY
ROLLER REST
4
Plug
your
Make
oven
sure
your
into
connected to the socket. If your
properly, unplug
a
oven
standard household socket.
Open
is the
Place the ROLLER REST inside the
only appliance
does not
oven
oven
GLASS TRAY
operate
it from the electrical socket and then
your
plug
on
door
by pulling
the DOOR HANDLE.
oven
and
place
the
top.
it
back in.
Fill
a
300 ml
(1/2 pint)
of water. Place
the GLASS TRAY and close the
have any doubts about what
use
please
refer to page 21.
oven
type of container
to
When it reaches 0 it will sound three BEEPS.
button six times
on
door. If you
The DISPLAY will count down from 3 minutes.
Press the START
microwave safe container with
the
to set 3 minutes
Open
of
water. If your
cooking
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 either 12 hour clock
In the
following example
Make
sure
Make
sure
or
24 hour clock.
I will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when
that you have removed all packaging from your
that you have
correctly
installed your
oven as
oven.
described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
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
12 hour
clock, Press CLOCK once
more.
If you want to
you have to
change different option after setting clock,
unplug and plug it back in.)
If the clock
(or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven from the electrical socket and plug
Press 10 MIN fifteen times.
it back in and reset the clock.
Press 1 MIN three times.
Press 10 SEC five times.
During clock setting the colon will flash,
After setting, the colon will stop flashing.
If the
key (10 MIN
rapidly.
/ 1 MIN / 10
increase
This clock is
designed to function at
supply frequency.
Any variation in the supply frequency
50Hz
can
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result into
error.
Press CLOCK to set the time.
The clock starts
counting.
SEC)
is
pressed
and
held, the time will
using
the 24 clock.
Child
Lock
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your
oven
prevents
has
a
safety feature that
running of the oven.
accidental
Once the child lock is set, you will be
unable to
cooking
use
can
any functions and
take
oven
can
on
the
display
and
BEEP is
one
The CHILD LOCK is
now
set.
no
The time will
place.
However your child
Press and hold STOP until "L" appears
heard.
disappear
on
the
display
if you have set the clock.
still open the
door!
"L" will remain
displayed
to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set.
Auto
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until "L"
You will hear
one
disappears.
BEEP when it's released.
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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
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your
oven
has five microwave Power
Press MICRO twice to select 80% power.
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
"P-80" appears
on
the
display.
MICRO button will select different power
levels.
Press
POWER
8
%
MICRO
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press 10 SEC three times.
HIGH
MAX
time
MEDIUM
HIGH
times
MEDIUM
times
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
times
LOW
times
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
Press START.
oven as
described earlier
Your microwave
The
equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
table below shows the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this
microwave
oven
is
oven.
POWER LEVEL
HIGH
MEDIUM HIGH
MEDIUM
OUTPUT
100%
80%
60%
Brown minced beef
*
Cook
*
Cook tender cuts of meat
LOW
20%
poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
*
All
*
Roast meat and
*
Cook mushrooms and shellfish
*
Cook foods
*
Bake cakes and
*
MEDIUM LOW
Boil Water
*
*
40%
Level
USE
*
*
DEFROST/
Micro Power
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
thawing
*
Soften butter & cheese
*
Soften ice
*
Raise
cream
yeast dough
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Two stage
In the
following example
food for 11 minutes
Cooking
on
I will show you how to cook
Press STOP/CLEAR.
During
stage cooking the oven door
opened and food checked. Close
two
can
be
the
oven
door and press START and the
cooking stage will
Set the power and the
Press MICRO
once
stage
2
cooking
stage1.
to select HIGH power.
stage1,
BEEP sounds and
Press 1 MIN
once.
once.
commences.
Set the power and the
Should you wish to clear the programme
press STOP/CLEAR twice.
cooking
time for
stage2.
Press MICRO four times to select 40% power.
Press 10 MIN three times.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press START.
10
time for
continue.
Press 10 MIN
At the end of
some
HIGH; the second will cook for
food in two
35 minutes
on
stages.
40%.
The first stages will cook your
In the
following example
I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking
on
Quick
high power.
Start
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The QUICK START feature allows you to
Press START four times to select 2 minutes
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
Your
cooking
with
a
oven
on
HIGH power.
will start before you have finished the fourth press.
touch of the START key.
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking
10 minutes by repeatedly pressing the START key.
time up to
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Grill
In the
following example
Cooking
Press STOP/CLEAR.
This model is fitted with
so
preheating
a
SHEATH
GRILL,
Press GRILL.
is not needed.
This feature will allow you to brown and
crisp
food
quickly.
The
grill rack can be used in two
positions high or low, depending
-
food
on
Set the
cooking
time.
type and size.
Press 10 MIN
once.
Press 1 MIN twice.
Press 10 SEC three times.
LOW RACK
Press START.
HIGH RACK
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I will show you how to
use
the
grill
to cook
some
food for 12 minutes and 30 seconds.
In the
following example
I will show you how to programme your
oven
with combi mode co-3 for
a
cooking
Combination
time
of 25 minutes.
Cooking
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press COMBI three times.
"Co-3" appears
Your
oven
has
a
combination
on
the
display.
cooking
feature which allows you to cook food
with heater and microwave at the
time
(or alternately).
means
This
same
generally
it takes less time to cook your
food.
The sheath heater
Set the
cooking
time.
Press 10 MIN two times.
Press 1 MIN five times.
grills the
surface of
the food while microwave heats inside.
Moreover, preheating your
necessary.
oven
is not
Press START.
When
cooking
cooking
you
can use
MORE/LESS
keys to
increase/decrease
time.
Be careful when
Combination
removing your food because the container
Cooking
will be hot!
Mode
CATEGORY
MICRO POWER (%)
HEATER POWER (%)
Co-1
20
80
Co-2
40
60
Co-3
60
40
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Auto
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook 0.6
kg
Cook
Press STOP/CLEAR.
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
Press AUTO COOK button of the
your favorite food
In this
food
food
easily by selecting the
type and entering the weight of the
by pressing the MORE/LESS key.
example
quired
food
type.
press NOODLES MACARONI.
NOTE:
When
cooking vegetables with the
only microwave
is used, but when cooking meat,
AUTO COOK function
Select desired
mode
Press MORE key five times to enter
grill and microwave
alternately.
modes
are
of
potato.
0.6kg.
used
If the MORE/LESS
keys are pressed
increase/decrease
rapidly.
Press START.
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weight
and
held, the weight will
of noodles macaroni.
FOOD CATEGORY
NOODLES
FOOD TEMP.
Room
temp.
WEIGHT LIMIT
UTENSILS
Glass
tray
0.1kg~1.0kg
Soak noodles in the water, add
spices and chopped vegetables
required taste. Place the utensil on the glass tray and
adjust weight, and press start.
After Cooking, let stand for 5 minutes.
as
MACARONI
Room
FRESH VEGETABLES
RICE BIRYANI
INSTRUCTIONS
temp.
Glass
tray
0.2kg~0.8kg
per
Place
prepared vegetables into a suitable
(e.g.
dish).
Add 30 ml water per 0.2 kg vegetables.
After Cooking, let stand for 5 minutes.
sized container
casserole
Frozen
Glass
tray
0.2kg~0.8kg
Soak
rice
(for Biryani-Rice Mix) in the water for 5 or more
required amount of water and use utensil with lid,
adjust weight and press start. Stir if necessary while cooking.
After Cooking, let stand for 5 minutes.
plain
minutes. Add
FISH
Room
temp.
Glass
+
tray
0.5kg~1.5kg
Low rack
Place beef
the
turn food
MEAT WELLDONE
Room
temp.
Glass
+
CHICKEN
TANDOORI
Room
temp.
Glass
+
tray
0.5kg~1.5kg
Low rack
High
tray
rack
on
cooking
metal rack
(low level)
oven
process your
over
to
ensure even
on
glass tray. During
point
will "BEEP", at which
cooking.
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
0.2kg~0.8kg
Place chicken tandoori
on
metal rack
tray. During the cooking process your
at which
point
turn food
over
to
(high level)
oven
on
glass
will "BEEP",
ensure even
cooking.
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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 1.4Kg
of frozen poultry.
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weigh
the food that you
metallic ties
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
remove
any
and close the
oven
door.
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY
Your
oven
has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY,
"dEF2" appears
on
the
Enter the
of the frozen food that you
display
defrosting
programme.
window.
FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power
settings. Repeated
presses of the AUTO DEFROST buttons
will select different
weight
Press MORE fourteen times to enter 1.4
Category
are
about to defrost.
settings.
Kg.
Press
DEFROST
Press START.
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
times
During defrosting your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
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 sounds) unless the door is opened.
ensure even
BREAD
16
times
AUTO WEIGHTDEFROST SEQUENCE LIST
FOOD
SEQUENCE
MEAT
POULTRY
FISH
Lamb
Chops(2.5
Veal
Cutlets(450 g,
Chicken
Whole(under
2
Turkey
Breasts(under
2.5
Fish
Fillets.
Shellfish
Crabmeat, Lobster tails, Shrimp, Scallops
BREAD
*
during
For best
results,
steam and
juice
defrosting
Place foods in
Food should still be
*
When it is difficult to
*
a
beginning
shallow
0.1/4.0
kg
0.1/4.0
kg
0.1/0.5
kg
Kg)
bread, White/brown rolls, French stick, Baguette, Croissant
setting
poultry
can cause
and control of
defrosting,
but
just
like conventional
defrosting
you must check the
from its
remove
the wrap from the
of the defrost
placed
cycle.
Then
original
paper
or
plastic package(wrapper). Otherwise,
from the
oven.
food, defrost the wrapped food for about
remove
the wrap will hold
the outer surface of the food to cook.
glass baking dish to catch drippings.
what icy in the centre when removed
some
Sliced bread should be
Breasts(boneless), Legs.
Steaks, Whole
meat and
close to the food which
*
kg
thick)
Cut up
Kg),
0.1/4.0
time.
fish, shellfish,
remove
*
at the
cm
Sliced brown/white
the
roast.
thick),Rolled
1.2
The benefit of this Auto Defrost feature is automatic
food
*
cm
MIN./MAX. FOOD
the food from the
oven
and
remove
a
quarter of the total defrost time, which is displayed
the wrap from the food.
between sheets of kitchen towel and bread rolls should be cut in half before
defrosting.
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Timer
In the
following example
I will show you how to set the timer for 15 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
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.
To enter amount of time you want to count down.
Press 10 MIN
once.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press START.
The time will
cooking
show in
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begin counting down in the display window withe no
heating in the oven. BEEP sounds and the word "End" will
the display window at the end of the countdown period.
or
In the
following example I will show you how
longer or shorter cooking time.
to
change
the preset AUTO COOK programmes for
More
or
Less
a
Cooking
Press STOP/CLEAR.
If you find that your food is
undercooked when
COOK programme, you
decrease
cooking
keys.
fine
Set the
over or
can
can
cooking
extend the
by using
There is
process.
using
increase
or
without Auto function you
cooking
need to
Select
weight
of food.
Press START.
time at any
the MORE/LESS
no
AUTO COOK programme.
the
MORE/LESS
When
required
the AUTO
using
key.
stop the cooking
point
Press MORE.
The
cooking
time will increase
by
10 seconds for each press of the
key.
Press LESS.
The
by 10 seconds for each press of the key.
keys are pressed and held, the time will
increase/decrease rapidly.
cooking
time will decrease
If the MORE/LESS
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Safety
WARNING
Please
Precautions
1
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.
It is hazardous for anyone to carry out any service or repair operation
which involves the removal of any cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy.
qualified service technician.
2
Do not
the
operate the
oven
when not in
energy, if the
3
Do not
or
4
dry
is
use.
empty. It is best
The water will
accidentally
glass of
use
6
Do not
use
cause
place
wooden containers.
of paper towels for
metal twist ties. Metal
operate the
use
which may
with
oven
cause
place the oven so
edge of the surface
the appliance.
shorter
cooking
or
heating
Be certain to
the front of the door is 8
behind the
on
of
skin of
which it is
placed,
time. If normal
cm or more
to avoid accidental
Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
14
Do not
potatoes, apples or any such fruit
or
objects
in the
oven
a
kitchen
16
can
breakage
or
just
after
cooking.
oven
17
door
or
door seals
until it has been
If smoke is
are damaged, the oven must not be
repaired by a qualified service technician.
observed, switch off
and
keep
the
oven
18 When food is heated
a
it in water
If the
operated
or
or disconnect the oven from the power
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
cooked in
disposable
containers of
paper or other combustible materials, check the oven
the possibility of the food container is deteriorating.
may
leakage.
by placing
damage.
plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting.
though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film,
heating or cooking.
supply
napkin or any other
edges of the oven, which
towel,
oven.
Remove the
for
cooking.
may arc, which
attempt deep fat frying in your
Note
19
Only
allow children to
instructions have been
use
the
given
oven
so
without
This
20
Liquids or
plastic,
frequently due to
when
supervision
that the child is able to
safe way and understands the hazards of
are
20
they
13
15
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
Do not rinse the turntable
may
may overheat and burn.
allowed
Before cooking, pierce the
vegetable.
damage.
microwave energy
Do not
require
are
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They
obstruction between the door and the front
cause
Small amounts of food
times
tipping
absorb all microwave
safely
started.
long.
newspaper in
serious
Do not
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water in
may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
remove
10
a
wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book
instructions, for the food you are cooking.
Do not
9
a
by
Do not cook food
5
8
be undertaken
to leave
result in FIRE and
clothes in the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
burned if heated too
contains
7
oven
when
oven
Repairs should only
correctly set as over cooking may
DAMAGE to the OVEN.
improper
use
adequate
the
oven
other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since
liable to
explode.
in
a
use.
they
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never
use
metal
microwave
or
metal trimmed utensils in your
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
microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
perform the
they
However, be
are
sure
made
specially
to make
ordinary plastic bags
for
a
for
cooking
A
variety
part, you
of
and sizes of microwave cookware
shapes
probably
equipment.
can
kitchen
Pottery,
but
Glassware
in
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
microwave test.
cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe.
bag so that steam can escape. Never use
your microwave oven, as they will melt and
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
be used to hold foods that
can
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
they
oven as
hot
Utensils should be checked to
microwave
ensure
that
they
are
suitable for
use
in
ovens.
plastic containers.
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Food characteristics&
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
on
cooking
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
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.
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Since the heat
such
or
from microwaves tends to
generated
roasts and
as
some
vegetables should
evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
either be
sprinkled
with water
prior
to
cooking
covered to retain moisture.
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
penetrate only about
the heat
2.cm into
food, the interior portion of thick foods
generated
on
the outside travels inward.
Only the
are
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
as
outer
.
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.
Food characteristics &
Microwave
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
evenly.
roasts and whole chickens should be turned
It is also
a
good
that the
so
Since microwaves
are
idea to turn cut up chicken and
attracted to the outside
portions of meat, poultry and
portions will receive the most
thicker
top
spillovers will
chops.
cloth to
portion
fish to the outer
of
food, it makes sense to place
of the
keep
dish. This way,
microwave energy and the food will cook evenly.
edge
baking
of aluminium foil
of square and
much foil and
(which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or edges
rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too
make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause 'arcing' in the oven.
can
2
or
dense foods
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
with
a
Testing
shell, skin
or
membrane
include
likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
damp
are
3
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.
oven
spillovers with
walls and between seal and door
a
clean to
dry.
by
assure a
Do not
hand
or
tight
harsh
use
cloth
away. Crumbs and
right
lengthen cooking
times. Use
seal. Remove greasy spatters with
detergent
or
panel,
oven
oven
a
humidity
4
immediately by
conditions and in
or
damage to
the
no
a
oven
dry
from
glass tray
way indicates
kept
openings.
and
cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after
when the microwave
a
oven
oven
dry
operating parts inside the
accidentally starting,
around the outside of the
occur
The door and door seals should be
then
soapy cloth
a
abrasive cleaners. The
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 to
in the dishwasher.
or
the outside of the
soft cloth
damp
crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is
If steam accumulates inside
with
if cooked
Food cooks
are
a
control
Piercing
Foods enclosed in
up
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
the underside
and centre of the foods.
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
wipe
Clean the outside of your
Elevating
Thick
area
be washed
Keep
clean
absorb microwave energy and
wipe out
this
oven
spilled liquids stick to
or
then rinse and
Shielding
Strips
inside of the
surface. It is best to
and
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
thicker
Keep the
Food spatters
over
tall foods such
cooking.
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
wiped frequently with
a
damp
cloth.
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Questions &
Answers
Q What's wrong when the
A
There may be several
Light bulb has blown
light will not glow?
why the oven light will
Q Is it possible to pop
oven
reasons
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
light
screen
to pass;
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
pad
a
that the
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
appliance
The wires in this mains lead
following
BLUE
are
Technical
must be earthed
MB-394AA
colored in accordance with the
codes
Power
Neutral
~
BROWN
~
~
Earth
in
230VAC/50Hz
with the coloured
correspond
your plug proceed
as
800 W
Microwave
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
not
Input
Output
Live
GREEN & YELLOW
Specification
appliance may
markings identifying the terminals
follows:
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N
or
Colored BLACK.
Outside Dimension
Power
(IEC705 rating standard)
Frequency
2450 MHz
485
mm(W)
X 280
mm(H)
X 350
mm(D)
Consumption
Microwave
1200 Watts
Grill
1100 Watts
Combination
1200 Watts
The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED.
The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW
or
GREEN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E
If the
supply
cord is
manufacturer
or
order to avoid
a
damaged,
its service
or
it must be
agent
or a
replaced by the
similarly qualified person
.
in
hazard;
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