LG | MG-396WA | LG MG-396WA Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE/ GRILL/ COMBINATION OVEN
OWNER yS MANUAL
Please read this instruction manual
thoroughly
before
operating.
MG-396WA
MG-397WB
Precautions
Precautions to avoid
You cannot
operate your
oven
cooking activity when
any
microwave
It is
oven
important
Do not
food
or
place
safety
interlocks
When
automatically
switch off
oven,
a
could result in
with the door open due to the
built into the door mechanism. These
safety
the door is
interlocks
which in the
opened;
possible exposure
case
of
the
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
not to
tamper with the safety interlocks.
object
any
between the
oven
cleaner residue to accumulate
on
heating liquids,
or
allow
oven
operate your
door closes
(2) hinges
oven
properly
and latches
if it is
damaged.
and that there is
(broken
or
It is
no
oven
service
adjusted
or
damage to
the:
that the
through
(1) door(bent),
door seals and
repaired by
sealing
4. After
anyone
liquid
the
burns
your microwave
liquid.
To
bubbling.
This
prevent this possibility
narrow
necks.
placing
the container in the
Be careful when
the contents of
and
again halfway
handling
for
a
short
bottles and
time, stir
baby
or
food
shake
jars) again
feeding
bottles and
baby
food
to avoid
jars).
the container.
oven
it may
oven
feeding
temperature of them before consumption
contents of
operate the
as
oven
time.
and check the
Metal Container
without Glass
cause
Tray, Rotating Ring
and with
sparking.
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.
times are correctly set as
in the FOOD catching fire
result
cooking may
and subsequent damage to your oven.
ensure
beverages in
be taken:
allow to stand in the
(especially,
Note: Never
over
before
heating
heating,
carefully
except qualified
personnel.
Please
of the hot
sided containers with
using straight
them(especially
should not be
over
and
without evidence of
2. Do not overheat.
surfaces.
Your
sudden boil
sauces
can occur
surfaces.
particularly important
loosened), (3)
a
following steps should
3. Stir the
Do not
e.g. soups,
delayed eruptive boiling
1. Avoid
front face and the door
sealing
to excessive microwave energy.
cooking
2
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
ordinary daylight.
through the atmosphere
3
Unpacking
Setting
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
&
4~5
Installing
the Clock
6
Child Lock
7
Micro Power
8
Cooking
microwave energy.
Micro Power Level
9
These microwaves enter the
Two
10
A turntable
or
tray
cooking
area
through openings
is located at the bottom of the
oven.
inside the
oven.
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.
pass
Microwaves do not heat
get
hot from the heat
Grill
12
Cooking
food.
13
Cooking
Auto Cook
14~15
Auto Defrost
16~17
Quick Defrost
More
A very safe
11
Combination
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually
generated by the
Stage Cooking
Quick Start
Microwaves cannot
or
Less
Important safety
appliance
Microwave
-
18
instructions
20
safe Utensils
Food characteristics & Microwave
Your microwave oven is one of the safest of all
home appliances. When the door is opened, the
oven automatically stops producing microwaves.
Microwave energy is converted completely to heat
when it enters food, leaving no "left over" energy
to harm you when you eat your food.
19
Cooking
21
cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug wiring
3
information/Technical
22~23
24
Specifications
25
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
surface.
more
oven
in the level location of your choice with
height but make sure there is at least
than 85cm
30cm of 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.
on top or side of the
An exhaust outlet is located
the outlet
can
damage
the
oven.
Blocking
oven.
GLASS TRAY
ROTATING RING
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
GRILL RACK
4
Plug
your
Make
sure
oven
your
into
a
oven
connected to the socket. If your
properly, unplug
plug it back in.
Fill
a
oven
Open
your
oven
door
by pulling
the DOOR HANDLE.
only appliance
Place the ROTATING RING inside the
does not
the GLASS TRAY
operate
on
oven
and
place
top.
(1/2 pint)
of water. Place
have any doubts about what
refer to page 21.
oven
button, and
on
door. If you
type of container
to
The DISPLAY will count down from 3 minutes.
Press the STOP
microwave safe container with
300 ml
please
is the
it from the electrical socket and then
the GLASS TRAY and close the
use
standard household socket.
When it reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS.
press the START
the
button six
your
times to set 3
careful when
minutes of
cooking
time.
You will hear
a
BEEP each
time you press the button.
Your
oven
will start before
you have finished the sixth
press; don't worry this is
normal.
5
oven
door and test the
oven
is
temperature of the
operating the water should
removing the container it
be
Open
water. If
warm.
Be
may be hot.
Setting the
You
Clock
can
set either 12 hour clock
In the
following example I
Make
sure
Make
sure
or
24 hour clock
.
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
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
If you want to
you have to
different
option, Press CLOCK once.
option after setting clock,
plug it back in.)
different
change
unplug and
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.
Note: The clock is
frequency
frequency
to
at
supply
designed operate
only and any variation of
a
If the
key (10 MIN
rapidly.
/ 1 MIN / 10
SEC)
increase
of 50 Hz
is
likely
to result in
error.
Press CLOCK to set the time.
The clock starts
counting.
6
is
pressed
and
held, the time will
using
the 24 clock.
Child
Lock
Press STOP
Your
oven
has
a
safety
feature that
prevents accidental running of the
oven.
.
Press and hold STOP until "L" appears in the
The CHILD LOCK is
now
display
and BEEP sounds.
set.
Once the child lock is set, you will be
unable to
cooking
use
can
any functions and
take
However your child
oven
no
The time will
disappear
on
the
display
if you have set the clock.
place.
can
still open the
door!
"L" remains
displayed
to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set.
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP until "L"
hear BEEP when it's released.
7
disappears.
You will
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
installed your
correctly
in this book.
Press STOP.
Your
oven
has five microwave Power
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
MICRO key will select a different power
level
Press MICRO twice to select 80% power.
"640" appears
on
the
display.
.
POWER
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press 10 SEC three times.
HIGH
MAX
800W
100%
MEDIUM
HIGH
640W
80%
MEDIUM
480W
60%
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
320W
40%
LOW
160W
20%
Press START.
8
oven as
described earlier
Your microwave
oven
is
The table below shows
microwave
equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this
oven.
POWER LEVEL
HIGH
OUTPUT
100%
(800W)
MEDIUM HIGH
80%
(640W)
MEDIUM
60%
(480W)
USE
*
Brown minced meat
*
Cook
*
Cook tender cuts of meat
*
All
*
Roast meat and
*
Cook mushrooms and shellfish
*
Cook foods
*
Bake cakes and
*
*
*
DEFROST/
MEDIUM LOW
LOW
40%
(320W)
20%
(160W)
Boil Water
*
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
9
Micro Power
Level
Two stage
In the
following example
for 11 minutes
Cooking
Press STOP
During
can
the
be
stage cooking the oven door
opened and food checked. Close
two
oven
.
Set the power and the
Press MICRO
continue.
once
Press 10 MIN
Press 1 MIN
At the end of
2
I will show you how to cook
HIGH; the second will cook for
cooking
time for
stage1.
to select HIGH power.
door and press START and the
cooking stage will
stage
on
stage1,
once.
once.
BEEP sounds and
commences.
Set the power and the
Should you wish to clear the programme
cooking
time for
stage2.
Press MICRO four times to select 40% power.
press STOP twice.
Press 10 MIN three times.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press START.
10
some
food in two
35 minutes
on
stages.
40%(320W).
The first
stage
will cook your food
In the
following example
I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking
on
Quick
high power.
Start
Press STOP.
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 MORE key.
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time up to
Grill
In the
following example
I will show you how to
Cooking
Press STOP.
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.
GRILL RACK
Press START.
12
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.
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 0.5
kg
Cook
Press STOP.
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
Press AUTO COOK
once.
your favorite food
"Ac-1" appears
the
food
food
easily by selecting the
type and entering the weight of the
by pressing the MORE/LESS key.
on
display.
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
weight
of
potato.
0.5kg.
used
If the MORE/LESS
increase/decrease
keys are pressed
rapidly.
Press START.
14
and
held, the weight will
of jacket potato.
FOOD CATEGORY
Boiled Potato
FOOD TEMP.
Room
temp.
INSTRUCTIONS
QUANTITY
0.1Kg~1.0Kg
Wash, dry and prick potato with a fork several times. Place
potato on centre of the glass tray.
the
Steamed
Vegetable
Room
temp.
0.2Kg~0.8Kg
Place
(e.g.
Add
Pre-Cook
Vegetable
Instant Pizza
Frozen
0.2Kg~0.8Kg
prepared vegetables into a suitable sized
dish).
30 ml water per 200 g vegetables.
Place
container
casserole
prepared
frozen
vegetables
into
a
suitable sized
container. Add 30 ml water per 200 g vegetable.
Cover and place in the centre of the glass tray.
Refrigerated
0.2Kg~0.4Kg
This function is for
reheating leftover chilled pizza. Place
pizza on the rack.
cooking, take food out immediately. Stand for
chilled
After
2-3 minutes.
French Fries
Frozen
0.2Kg~0.4Kg
Spread frozen potato products out on the microwave-safe
plate on rack. For the best results, cook in a single layer.
After cooking, remove from the oven and stand for 1-2
minutes.
Grilled Chicken
Refrigerated
0.2Kg~0.8Kg
Wash and
dry skin. Brush the chicken legs with melted
margarine or butter. Place on the rack over the drip dish.
When beeps, turn food over, And then press start to continue
cooking. After cooking, stand covered with foil for 2-5
minutes.
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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 1.4 kg
of frozen poultry.
Defrost
Press STOP.
Weigh
the food that you
metallic ties
oven
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
oven
has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY,
any
door.
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY
Your
remove
and close the
"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 key will
select
a
different
weight
Press MORE fourteen times to enter 1.4
Category
are
about to defrost.
setting.
Kg.
Press
DEFROST
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
times
BREAD
times
Press START.
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
close
the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
checking
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds) unless the door is opened.
ensure even
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AUTO DEFROSTING GUIDE
*
Food to be defrosted should be in
*
If necessary, shield small
foil does not touch the
*
areas
oven
a
suitable microwave
of meat
or
poultry
proof
with flat
container and
pieces
place
uncovered
of aluminum foil. This will
on
the
prevent
glass turntable.
thin
areas
becoming
warm
during defrosting.
Ensure the
walls.
Separate items like minced meat, chops, sausages and bacon as soon as possible.
BEEP, turn food over. Remove defrosted portions. Continue to defrost remaining pieces.
After defrosting, allow to stand until completely thawed.
When
*
For
example joints of
Category
Meat
meat and whole chickens should STAND for
Weight Limit
0.1
4.0
~
kg
Utensil
Microwave
ware
(Flat plate)
Poultry
minimum of 1 hour before
a
cooking.
Food
Meat
Minced meat, Fillet
Meat
steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Meat burger
chops, Lamp chops,
Rolled roast,
Sausage, Cutlets(.2cm)
Fish
Turn food
After
over
at
beep.
let stand for 5-15 minutes.
defrosting,
Poultry
Whole
chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg)
Turn food
After
over
at
defrosting,
beep.
let stand for 20-30 minutes.
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods
Turn food
After
Bread
0.1~0.5kg
Paper
towel
flat
plate
or
over
at
defrosting,
Sliced
beep.
let stand for 10-20 minutes.
bread, Buns, Baguette,
17
etc.
Use this function to thaw
only 0.5kg of Minced meat very quickly.
require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example
defrost 0.5kg of forzen minced meat.
Quick
This will
will show you how to
Defrost
Press STOP.
Weight
the food that you
metallic ties
the
oven
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
remove
any
and close
door.
Press QUICK DEFROST to select the MEAT defrosting programme.
Your
oven
defrost
has
a
microwave
quick
setting (MEAT).
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 sounded) unless the door is opened.
ensure even
QUICK DEFROST GUIDE
Use this function to defrost
Remove the meat
quickly for minced meet.
completely from its wrapping. Place the
oven, turn the mince
cover
over
and return to the microwave
with foil and allow to stand 5-15 minutes
Category
Minced Meat
Weight
0.5kg
or
mince onto
a
microwave-safe
plate.
When
beeps,
at this
Press start to continue. At the end of the program
until completely thawed.
oven.
Utensil
Microwave
Instructions
ware
(Flat plate)
Minced meat
Turn food
After
over
at
defrosting,
beep.
let stand for 5-15 minutes.
18
point
remove
remove
the mince from the microwave
the mince from the microwave oven,
In the
following example I will show you how to change
longer or shorter cooking time.
the preset AUTO COOK programmes for
More
a
by using
cooking to how you like it
the MANUAL COOK and AUTO
COOK programme, there is no need to
use the MORE/LESS buttons.
Set the
Select
required
weight
AUTO COOK programme.
of food.
Press START.
Your food is cooked to your satisfaction
by using the MORE/LESS buttons all of
the AUTO COOK programmes to be
adjusted to cook your food for a longer
or
shorter time.
When
can
cooking
extend the
using
without Auto function you
cooking time at any point
the MORE/LESS
There is
no
need to
Press MORE once.
The
cooking
time will increase
10 seconds for each press of the
by
key.
Press LESS once.
The
cooking
Less
Cooking
Press STOP.
Your food is
or
time will decrease
by
10 seconds for each press of the
key.
stop the cooking
process.
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key.
WARNING
Important safety instructions
Read
1. Do not
and
carefully
keep
You should
for future reference
or make any adjustments or repairs to the
interlock switches or any other part of the oven. It is
hazardous for anyone to carry out any service or repair operation which
control
attempt
to
tamper with,
door,
times are allowed
operate the
oven
when
when not in
oven
is accidentally started.
3. Do not
serious
use
the
oven
a
glass of
for the purpose of dehumidification. It
wrapped
newspaper in
cooking, pierce the skin
vegetable.
can
be the
cause
7. Do not
in paper
are
place
metal twist ties. Metal
14. Do not
with
microwave energy
8. Do not
may
use
cause
16. If the
cooking.
objects
in the
cause
oven
oven
door
until it has been
may arc, which
a
kitchen
17. If smoke is
and
can cause
breakage
or
potatoes, apples or any such fruit
or
a napkin or any other
edges of the oven, which
of
may
leakage.
by placing
damage.
19.
it in water
keep
repaired by
damaged, the oven must
qualified service technician.
a
observed, switch off
the
oven
or
disconnect the
20.
from the power
supply
or
cooked in
disposable containers of plastic, paper or
oven frequently due to the possibility
ignition.
Only
allow children to
use
the
given
Liquids or other foods must
explode.
liable to
20
operated
materials, check the
oven
so
without
supervision when adequate
that the child is able to
way and understands the hazards of
This may
oven
not be
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
instructions have been
impurities which
just after cooking.
oven.
door seals are
or
other combustible
towel,
recycled paper products since they may contain
sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
9. Do not rinse the turntable
time. If normal
plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting. Note
though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film, for
heating or cooking.
cooking.
of paper towels for
obstruction between the door and the front
cause
of
attempt deep fat frying in your
18. When food is heated
oven
heating
15. Remove the
towels, unless your cook book contains
damage.
operate the
or
of
use wooden containers. They may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
serious
cooking
may overheat and burn.
12. Before
water in the
6. Do not
remove
shorter
require
the GLASS TRAY.
13. Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg which
will burst.
instructions, for the food you
use
safely
to leave
absorb all microwave energy, if the
of
4. Do not cook food
5. Do not
empty. It is best
The water will
on
place the oven so the front of the door is 8 cm or more behind
edge of the surface on which it is placed, to avoid accidental tipping of
the appliance.
safety. (ex. Operating the microwave oven with the wet
clothes, toys, pet or portable electric devices, etc.)
damage
newspapers,
use.
they
container
food
the
technician.
oven
a
the
11. Be certain to
involves the removal of any cover which gives protection against exposure to
microwave energy. Repairs should only be undertaken by a qualified service
2. Do not
in
10. Small amounts of food
panel, safety
only use the microwave with
place. Always place the
GLASS TRAY in
improper
use
the
oven
in
a
safe
they
are
use.
not be heated in sealed containers since
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never
use
metal
microwave
or
metal trimmed utensils in your
Paper
oven
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.
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
be used in your microwave
next to
a
glass
as
there's
particular utensil,
a
oven.
bowl filled with water in the microwave
Plastic
Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
oven.
change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
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
cooking equipment in your microwave oven. Just read through the following
not
variety
new
or
microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
perform the
of
shapes and
but
tempered glass cookware. However, do not use delicate glassware,
or wine glasses, as these might shatter as the food warms.
such
items you
on
are
available. For the most
hand rather than
investing
they
should be tested to be
are
usually
fine for
use
in your microwave oven,
sure.
high
lead
or
iron content
are
not suitable for
cooking
utensils.
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
melt
in
stoneware and ceramic
Some items with
or
have
CAUTION
Plastic storage containers
eventually warp
already
as
tumblers
foods will
in
Containers made of these materials
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of
can
cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe.
bag so that steam can escape. Never use
your microwave oven, as they will melt and
sizes of microwave cookware
probably use
equipment.
can
kitchen
Pottery,
These
for
slit in the
microwave test.
Glassware
oven
a
Plastic microwave cookware
plates
manufacturer's literature
specially
as
part, you
are
made
to make
rupture.
A
kinds of dinner-ware
are
sure
ordinary plastic bags for cooking
checklist.
Many
they
However, be
absorbed
Dinner
cooking bags
Provided
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe.However, if the water does
Utensils should be checked to
they
oven as
hot
microwave
plastic containers.
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ovens.
ensure
that
they
are
suitable for
use
in
Food characteristics &
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
on
cooking
Moisture content of food
things
Since the heat
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
such
Density
vegetables should
evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
either be
sprinkled
with water
prior
to
cooking
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.
cooking times
factors affect
of food
Shape
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
fat. Foods that
sauce
such
as
are
that
are
cooked fifteen minutes
cooked for
a
shorter
worcestershire sauce, soy
period
sauce
or
longer
will brown
lightly
in their
own
of time may be brushed with a browning
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.
of food
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.
Light,
Height
some
covered to retain moisture.
or
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
from microwaves tends to
generated
roasts and
as
Arranging
of food
and
spacing
Individual foods such
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
evenly
if
placed
stack foods
times.
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on
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
To Clean Your Oven
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
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
so
that the
thicker
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
of
portion
fish to the outer
food, it makes
edge
of the
sense
baking
to
place
keep
dish. This way,
microwave energy and the food will cook
can
aluminium foil
(which
block
microwaves)
can
be
placed
over
the
corners or
edges
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.
Elevating
Thick
or
dense foods
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
a
shell, skin
or
membrane
Testing
likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
are
quickly
in
with
are
a
often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after
microwave
being
during standing
walls and between seal and door
a
damp
cloth
away. Crumbs and
right
lengthen cooking
times. Use
hand
or
tight
harsh
use
seal. Remove greasy spatters with
detergent
or
a
of the
oven
oven
abrasive cleaners. The
glass tray
clean
immediately by
conditions and in
to
soapy cloth
with soap and water then with clean water and
open the door to prevent
soft cloth. This may
a
in the dishwasher.
or
paper towel. To prevent
cloth followed
damp
a
important
damage to
the
or
dry
from
cloth. Press STOP after
when the microwave
way indicates
a
openings.
accidentally starting,
around the outside of the
occur
no
a
oven
oven
oven
dry
operating parts inside the
is
and
To clean
wipe
a
cleaning.
door, wipe the panels
operated
under
high
malfunction of the unit.
4. The door and door seals should be kept clean. Use only warm, soapy water, rinse
then
dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR
STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS.
removed from the
Metal parts will be easier to maintain if
time to retain heat unless
Usually the foods are covered
they
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.
panel,
humidity
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
Do not
dry.
by
assure a
3. If steam accumulates inside
microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
so
clean to
soft cloth
a
oven
spillovers with
crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is
Keep the outside
damp
if cooked
Food cooks
are
include
area
be washed
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
with
clean
absorb microwave energy and
wipe out
this
oven
spilled liquids stick to
or
then rinse and
evenly.
Shielding
Strips of
inside of the
surface. It is best to
and
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
Since microwaves
Keep the
Food spatters
over
tall foods such
cooking
are
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wiped frequently with
a
damp
cloth.
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
glow.
A.
1.
Door is not closed
2.
Q. Does microwave energy pass through the viewing
A. No. The
holes,
or
Yes, if using
ports,
microwave energy
are
made to allow
light
screen
to pass;
one
corn
in
a
microwave oven?
of the two methods described below
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.
in the door?
they
do not let
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
through.
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
Q. Why does the beep tone sound when
touched?
A. The
tone sounds to
beep
assure
a
that the
pad
on
the Control Panel is
THE SUGGESTED
TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
setting
is
being properly
entered.
CAUTION
Q. Will the microwave
A. Yes Never
run
it
oven
empty
or
be
damaged if it operates empty?
without the glass tray.
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
Q. Why do eggs sometimes pop?
Q. Why doesn't my
A. When
A. Check your cooking guide again to make sure you've followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
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.
A. After microwave
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
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
Q. Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
standing
oven
with
24
a
conventional cooker.
Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Warning
The wires in this mains lead
following
BLUE
are
MG-396WA/MG-397WB
colored in accordance with the
codes
Power
Neutral
~
BROWN
~
~
Earth
Microwave
correspond with the coloured
your plug proceed as follows:
not
appliance may
markings identifying the terminals
or
Colored BLACK.
The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED.
The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW
or
GREEN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E
If the
supply
cord is
or
order to avoid
a
damaged,
its service
or
or a
replaced by the
similarly qualified person
.
it must be
agent
Power
Microwave
Consumption
Grill
Combination
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N
in
hazard;
25
(IEC60705 rating standard)
2450 MHz
Frequency
Outside Dimension
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
manufacturer
800 W
Output
Live
GREEN & YELLOW
in
230VAC/50Hz
Input
455
mm(W)
X 281
mm(H)
1200 Watts
1000 Watts
2150 Watts
X 325
mm(D)
P/No: 3828W5A3942
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