LG | MH-6347B | LG MH-6347B Owner’s Manual

MH-6347B
Precautions
Precautions to avoid possible exposure to excessive microwave energy.
When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your microwave
oven, delayed eruptive boiling can occur without evidence of bubbling. This
could result in a sudden boil over of the hot liquid. To prevent this possibility
the following steps should be taken:
You cannot operate your oven with the door open due to the safety interlocks
built into the door mechanism. These safety interlocks automatically switch off
any cooking activity when the door is opened; which in the case of a
microwave oven could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
1. Avoid using straight sided containers with narrow necks.
Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow
food or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
2. Do not overheat.
3. Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and again halfway
through the heating time.
Do not operate your oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the
oven door closes properly and that there is no damage to the: (1) door(bent),
(2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals and sealing
surfaces.
4. After heating, allow to stand in the oven for a short time, stir or shake
them(especially the contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars) again
carefully and check the temperature of them before consumption to avoid
burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars).
Be careful when handling the container.
Your oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified
service personnel.
Warning
Warning
Always allow food to stand after being cooked by
microwaves and check the temperature of them
before consumption. Especially contents of feeding
bottles and baby food jars.
Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as
over cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire
and subsequent damage to your oven.
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Contents
Microwaves do not heat cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually
get hot from the heat generated by the food.
Precautions
Contents
Unpacking & Installing
Setting the Clock
Child Lock
Micro Power Cooking
Micro Power Level
Two Stage Cooking
Quick Start
Grill Cooking
Combi. Cooking
Indian Cuisine
Auto Cook
Kid''s Menu
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3
4 ~5
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7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14 ~ 16
17~ 19
20 ~ 21
A very safe appliance
Auto Defrost
Quick Defrost
More or Less Cooking
22 ~ 23
24 ~ 25
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How the Microwave Oven Works
Microwaves are a form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
ordinary daylight. N ormally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
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
microwave energy.
These microwaves enter the cooking area through openings inside the oven.
A turntable or tray is located at the bottom of the oven. Microwaves cannot
pass through 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.
Heating or Reheating Guide
Fresh Vegetable Guide
Safety precautions
Microwave - safe Utensils
Your microwave oven is one of the safest of all
home appliances. W hen 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.
Food characteristics & Microwave cooking
Question & Answers
Technical Specification
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Unpacking &
Installing
By following the basic steps on these two pages you will be able to quickly check that your oven is operating
correctly. Please pay particular attention to the guidance on where to install your oven. When unpacking your
oven make sure you remove all accessories and packing. Check to make sure that your oven has not been
damaged during delivery.
Place the oven in the level location of your choice with
more than 85cm height but make sure there is at least
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.
An exhaust outlet is located on top or side of the oven. Blocking
the outlet can damage the oven.
Unpack your oven and place it on a flat level
surface.
HIGH RACK
LOW RACK
GLASS TRAY
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
HANDLE
METAL TRAY
ROLLER REST
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Plug your oven into a standard household socket.
Make sure your oven is the only appliance
connected to the socket. If your oven does not operate
properly, unplug it from the electrical socket and then
plug it back in.
Fill a microwave safe container with
300 ml (1/2 pint) of water. Place on
the GLASS TRAY and close the oven door. If you
have any doubts about what type of container to
use please refer to page 30.
Open your oven door by pushing the BUTTON.
Place the ROTATING RING inside the oven and place
the GLASS TRAY on top.
Press the
STOP/CLEAR
button, and
press the
START button SECONDS
1 time to set
30 seconds of
cooking time.
You will hear a BEEP
when you press the button.
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The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds.
When it reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS. Open
the oven door and test the temperature of the water. If
your oven is operating the water should be warm. Be
careful when removing the container it may be hot.
Setting the
Clock
You can set either 12 hour clock or 24 hour clock .
In the following example I will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when using the 24 clock.
Make sure that you have removed all packaging from your oven.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier
in this book.
Press Stop/Clear
When your oven is plugged in for the
first time or when power resumes after a
power cut, a ‘0’ will be shown in the
display; you will have to reset the clock.
If the clock (or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven from the electrical socket and plug
it back in and reset the clock.
During clock setting the colon will flash.
After setting, the colon will stop/clear
flashing.
.
Press CLOCK once.
(If you want to use different option, Press CLOCK once.
If you want to change different option after setting clock,
you have to unplug and plug it back in.)
Press 10 MIN fifteen times.
Press 1 MIN three times.
Press 10 SEC five times.
If the key (10 MIN / 1 MIN / 10 SEC) is pressed and held, the time will
increase rapidly.
Press CLOCK to set the time.
The clock starts counting.
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Child
Lock
Press Stop/Clear
Your oven has a safety feature that
prevents accidental running of the oven.
Once the child lock is set, you will be
unable to use any functions and no
cooking can take place.
However your child can still open the
oven door!
.
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” appears in the display and BEEP
sounds.
The CHILD LOCK is now set.
The time will disappear on the display if you have set the clock.
“L” remains displayed to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set.
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” disappears.
You will hear BEEP when it’s released.
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Micro Power
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook some food on 80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier
in this book.
Press Stop/Clear
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
HIGH
MAX
800W
100%
MEDIUM
HIGH
640W
80%
MEDIUM
480W
60%
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
320W
40%
LOW
160W
20%
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press 10 SEC three times.
Press Start/Quick
Start.
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Your microwave oven is equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
The table below shows the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this
microwave oven.
POWER LEVEL
OUTPUT
USE
HIGH
100%
(800W)
* Boil Water
* Brown minced meat
* Cook poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
* Cook tender cuts of meat
MEDIUM HIGH
80%
(640W)
* All reheating
* Roast meat and poultry
* Cook mushrooms and shellfish
* Cook foods containing cheese and eggs
MEDIUM
60%
(480W)
* Bake cakes and scones
* Prepare eggs
* Cook custard
* Prepare rice, soup
DEFROST/
MEDIUM LOW
40%
(320W)
* All thawing
* Melt butter and chocolate
* Cook less tender cuts of meat
LOW
20%
(160W)
* Soften butter & cheese
* Soften ice cream
* Raise yeast dough
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Micro Power
Level
Two Stage
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook some food in two stages. The first stage will cook your food
for 11 minutes on HIGH; the second will cook for 35 minutes on 40%(320W).
Press Stop/Clear.
During two stage cooking the oven door
can be opened and food checked. Close
the oven door and press START and the
cooking stage will continue.
Set the power and the cooking time for stage1.
Press MICRO once to select HIGH power.
Press 10 MIN once.
Press 1 MIN once.
At the end of stage1, BEEP sounds and
stage 2 commences.
Should you wish to clear the programme
press STOP/CLEAR twice.
Set the power and the cooking time for stage2.
Press MICRO four times to select 40% power.
Press 10 MIN three times.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press Start/Quick
Start .
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In the following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking on high power.
Press Stop/Clear
The QUICK START feature allows you to
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
cooking with a touch of the START key.
.
Press START four times to select 2 minutes on HIGH power.
Your oven will start before you have finished the fourth press.
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking time up to
10 minutes by repeatedly pressing the START key.
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Quick
Start
Grill
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to use the grill to cook some food for 12 minutes and 30 seconds.
.
Press Stop/Clear.
This model is fitted with a QUARTZ GRILL,
so preheating is not needed.
Press GRILL.
This feature will allow you to brown and
crisp food quickly.
The grill rack can be used in two
positions - high or low, depending on
food type and size.
Set the cooking time.
Press 10 MIN once.
Press 1 MIN twice.
Press 10 SEC three times.
GRILL RACK
Press Start/Quick
Start
.
.
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Combi.
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with combi mode co-3 for a cooking time
of 25 minutes.
Press Stop/Clear
.
Press COMBI. three times.
“Co-3” appears on the display.
Your oven has a grill + micro cooking
feature which allows you to cook food
with heater and microwave at the same
time (or alternately). This generally
means it takes less time to cook your
food.
The quartz heater grills the surface of
the food while microwave heats inside.
Moreover, preheating your oven is not
necessary.
Set the cooking time.
Press 10 MIN two times.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press Start/Quick
.
Start.
When cooking you can use +/- keys to increase/decrease
cooking time.
Be careful when removing your food because the container will be hot!
Combi. Cooking Mode
CATEGORY
Co-1
Co-2
Co-3
MICRO POWER (%)
20
40
60
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HEATER POWER (%)
80
60
40
Indian
Cuisine
In the following example we will show you how to prepare "Daliya".
Press Stop/Clear.
.
Indian Cuisine allows you to cook Six of
your favorite food easily by just selecting
the deisred food type.
Press desired Indian Cuisine "Daliya" once.
Cook time will be automatically displayed.
Press Start/Quick
.
Start.
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Category
Weight Limit
Daliya
0.2 kg
Utensil
Microwave
Safe Bowl
Food Temp.
Room
Instructions
Ingredients: 200gm daliya, 1 cup water, 1 cup milk, 3 tsp sugar
Procedure:
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a big microwave safe bowl.
2. Place the bowl over the glass tray and press the menu 'Daliya'.
3. Keep on stirring after every 2 min. to avoid lumping and spilling.
Dal
Mushroom
Curry
0.1 kg
Microwave
Safe Bowl
4 servings
Microwave
Safe Bowl
Room
Room
Ingredients: 100gm white urad dal(soak for 30mins),4 cup water 1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp haldi powder.
Procedure:
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a big microwave safe bowl (without cover).
2. Place the bowl over the glass tray and press 'Dal'.
3. When Beep, Cover the bowl and keep stirring after every 5 min.
Ingredients: Mushroom 500gm, Capcicum 1pc, Onion 2pc, Vegetable oil 2tsp,
Tomato puree 1tsp, Corn Flour 1tsp, Cream 0.5 tsp, Water 0.5 Cup
Salt & pepper to taste.
Procedure :
1. Slice mushrooms ,capcicum, and chop onion into microwave safe bowl (without cover)
2. Mix above with oil, put into the bowl over the glass tray and press 'Mushroom Curry'.
3. When beep,mix corn flour,tomato puree,water,cream and season it. Cover with lid.
4. Press start to continue cooking. When finish cooking, stand for 1-2 min outside oven.
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Category
Weight Limit
Utensil
Food Temp.
Instructions
0.8 kg
High Rack +
Metal Tray
Room
Ingredients: Vegetables of choice like carrots, peas,cauliflower, onion, potato.
Marinate: 0.5 cup thick curd, a pinch of edible red colour,0.5 tsp garam masala
1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp chat masala,1 tsp chilli garlic paste,1 tsp coriander
-chilli paste, salt to taste,Mix all the ingredients together and add vegetables into it.
Procedure: After 30 mins, place the marinated vegetables on the metal tray over
the High Rack. Press Vegetable grill ,Turn anound with the beep for even browning.
Baked Vegetables 0.6 kg
Micorwave
Safe Bowl
Room
Ingredients: 500gm vegetables-(cauliflower, radish, onion, cabbage, beans, garlic,
capsicum) chopped finely, 3 tbsp grated pizza cheese, 2 tbsp cream cheese,
2 tbsp tomato sauce, 1 tbsp soya sauce, salt, pepper (to taste), 2 tbsp bread crumbs.
Vegetable Grill
2. Add cream, cheese, tomato and soya sauce and keep in the microwave safe bowl.
3. Press the menu, after 14 min. add crumbs & cheese on it. then continue the cooking.
Grill Chicken
Breast
1 kg
High Rack
Room
Marinate: 0.5 cup thick curd, a pinch of edible red colour,0.5 tsp garam masala
1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp chat masala,1 tsp chilli garlic paste,1 tsp coriander
-chilli paste, salt to taste.
Procedure :
1. .Mix the ingredients of the marinade. Place the chicken breasts into the marinade.
2. Let them soak for about 1 hr and place it on the High Rack.
3. Press 'the menu, Turn anound with the beep for even browning.
4. Press start to continue cooking. When finish cooking, stand for 1-2 mins.
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In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.8 kg of Grilled Chicken.
Press Stop/Clear
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
your favorite food easily by selecting the
food type and entering the weight of the
food by pressing the +/- key.
CATEGORY
.
Press AUTO COOK once.
“Ac-1” appears on the display.
Press
Auto Cook
Grilled Chicken
time
Grilled Fish
times
Potato Tikka
times
Paneer Tikka
times
Chicken Legs
times
Select desired weight of Grilled Chicken.
Press + key One time to enter 0.8kg.
If the +/- keys are pressed and held, the weight will
increase/decrease rapidly.
Press Start/Quick
Start.
.
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Auto
Cook
Category
Grilled Chicken
Weight Limit
Utensil
0.8 – 1.5 kg
Low Rack
+
Metal tray
Refrigerated
1. Wash the chicken. Apply ginger garlic paste, curd,garam masala powder, salt.
and one drop orange colour,chilli sauce, red chilli powder etc.
2. Marinate it in refigerator for 2 hours.
3. Tie the chicken with a thread.
4. Set the chicken on metal tray kept on low rack.
5. Place it in the microwave oven.
6. After cooking, remove from the oven. Stand covered with foil for 10- 15
minutes before serving.
0.2 – 0.6 kg
High Rack
+
Metal tray
Refrigerated
1. Wash and dry the fish. Dip the fish in the prepared marinade for atleast 30 mins.
2. Place fish on the high rack over the metal tray (on the glass tray) for the flowing
down juice.
3. Adjust weight and press start. When beep, turn food over.
4. After cooking, remove from the oven. Stand covered with foil for 10- 15 mins.
For Marinade:-Take hung curd garlic, chilli pasta, mustard sauces, salt, chat masala,
red chilli powder as per taste,1 tsp of oil to it mix it thoroughly and put fish.
0.5 – 1.5 kg
High Rack
+
Metal tray
Refrigerated
1. Wash and peel potatoes, cut into 1" wide pieces prick with fork and marinate.
2. After 30 mins, apply a little oil over it & keep on the metal tray at high rack.
3. Keep on turning over the potatoes for even browning.
For marinate :
1/2 cup thick curd, a pinch of edible red colour, 1/2 tsp garam masala,
1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp chat masala, 1 tsp chilli garlic paste, 1 tsp coriander
-chilli paste, salt to taste, mix all the ingredients together and add potatoes pieces
into it.
(AC-1)
Grilled Fish
(AC-2)
Potato Tikka
(AC-3)
Food Temp.
Instructions
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Category
Weight Limit
Utensil
Food Temp.
Paneer Tikka
0.5- 1.5 kg
Metal tray
Room
1. Wash paneer, cut it into equal sized pieces and mix with the marinate.
2. After 30 mins, place the marinated paneer cubes on the metal tray
at high rack and apply little oil/ butter on it.
3. Turn anound with the beep for even browning.
4. For marinate : 1/2 cup thick curd, a pinch of edible red colour,
1/2 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp chat masala,
1 tsp chilli garlic paste, 1 tsp coriander - chilli paste, salt to taste,
mix all the ingredients together and add paneer pieces into it.
Room
1. Wash the chicken legs and mix with the marinate for 2hrs.
2. Set the chicken legs on metal tray kept on high rack and let it cook.
in the microwave oven.
3. Turn the chicken legs on beep for even browning.
4. For marinate : 1/2 cup thick curd, a pinch of edible red colour,
1/2 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp chat masala,
1 tsp chilli garlic paste, 1 tsp coriander -chilli paste, salt to taste,
(AC-4)
+
Hight Rack
Chicken Legs
(AC-5)
0.5- 1.5 kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Instructions
mix all the ingredients together and add Chicken legs into it.
After cooking, stand covered with foil for 2-5 minutes.
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In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.5kg of Grilled Sandwitch.
Press Stop/Clear.
Press Kid's Menu, 0.1 Kg weight is displayed.
Press + key Four times to get the 0.5kg weight.
Press Start/Quick
Start..
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Kid'sMenu
Function
Grilled Sandwitch
Weight
Limit
0.1 - 0.5 kg
Instructions
Utensil
Low Rack + Metal Tray
Ingredients: Bread slices, sauce, meyonneise or butter, vegetables as per taste (potato,
cuccumber, tomato etc.)
Procedure:
1. Apply butter on the slices and add filling as per taste. Set the slices on the metal tray.
2. Keep the tray on the low rack and keep it in the microwave oven.
3. Turn anound with the beep for even browning.
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The temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking
commences. Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be completely
thawed before cooking. For example peas cooks so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while still
slightly frozen. The paneer 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 chicken.
Auto
Defrost
Press Stop/Clear .
Weigh th e food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close the
oven door.
Your oven has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, CHICKEN,PEAS and
PANEER; each defrost category has
different power settings. Repeated
presses of theAUTO DEFROST key will
select a different setting.
Category
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the CHICKEN defrosting programme
“dEF2 ” appears on the display window.
Enter the weight of the frozen food that you are about to defrost.
Press
DEFROST
Press + key Fourteen times to enter 1.4kg weight.
MEAT
time
CHICKEN
times
PEAS
times
PANEER
times
Press Start/Quick
Start .
During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds) unless the door is opened.
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AUTO DEFROSTING GUIDE
* Food to be defrosted should be in a suitable microwave proof container and place uncovered on the glass turntable.
* If necessary, shield small areas of meat or chicken with flat pieces of aluminum foil. This will prevent thin areas becoming warm during defrosting .
Ensure the foil does not touch the oven walls.
* Separate items like minced meat, chops, sausages as soon as possible.
When BEEP, turn food over. Remove defrosted portions. Continue to defrost remaining pieces.
After defrosting, allow to stand until completely thawed.
* For example joints of meat and whole chickens should STAND for a minimum of 1 hour before cooking.
Category
Weight Limit
MEAT
0.1 ~ 4.0 kg
CHICKEN
PEAS
PANEER
Utensil
Microwave Safe Bowl
0.1 ~ 4.0 kg
Microwave Safe Bowl
0.1 ~ 4.0 kg
Microwave Safe Bowl
0.1 ~ 2.0 kg
Microwave Safe Bowl
Food
Place the frozen meat in a microwave safe bowl on the glass tray.When beeps, stir the food
and turn over the meat pieces.Keep on removing the defrost pieces side by side otherwise it
it starts cooking .
Place the frozen chicken pieces in a microwave safe bowl on the glass tray. When beeps,
stir the food and turn over the chicken pieces. Keep on removing the defrosted pieces,
side by side, otherwise it starts cooking.
Place the frozen peas in a microwave safe bowl on the glass tray. When beeps, stir the
food for uniform defrosting.
Place the frozen paneer pieces in a microwave safe bowl on the glass tray. When beeps,
turn the paneer pieces side by side avoid cooking .
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Quick
Defrost
Use this function to thaw only 0.5kg of Minced meat very quickly.
This will require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example will show you how to
defrost 0.5kg of forzen minced meat.
Press Stop/Clear.
Weight the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close
the oven door.
Press QUICK DEFROST to select the MEAT defrosting programme.
The oven will starts automatically.
During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to ensure even
thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After checking close the oven
door and press START/QUICK START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
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QUICK DEFROST GUIDE
Use this function to defrost quickly for minced meat.
Remove the meat completely from it’s wrapping. Place the mince onto a microwave-safe plate. When BEEP, at this point remove the mince from the microwave
oven, turn the mince over and return to the microwave oven. Press start to continue. At the end of the program remove the mince from the microwave oven,
cover with foil and allow to stand 5-15 minutes or until completely thawed.
CATEGORY
Minced Meat
WEIGHT
0.5kg
UTENSIL
INSTRUCTIONS
Microwave ware
(Flat plate)
Minced meat
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 5-15 minutes.
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In the following example I will show you how to change the preset AUTO COOK programmes for a
longer or shorter cooking time.
Press Stop/Clear.
Your food is cooking to how you like it
by using the AUTO ROAST and AUTO
COOK programme, there is no need to
use the +/- buttons.
Your food is cooked to your satisfaction
by using the +/- buttons all of
the AUTO COOK programmes to be
adjusted to cook your food for a longer
or shorter time.
When cooking without Auto function you
can extend the cooking time at any point
using the +/- key.
There is no need to stop/clear the
cooking process.
Set the required AUTO COOK programme.
Select weight of food.
Press Start/Quick
Start .
Press + once.
The cooking time will increase by 10 seconds for each press of the key.
Press - once.
The cooking time will decrease by 10 seconds for each press of the key.
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More or Less
Cooking
To heat or reheat successfully in the microwave, it is important to follow several guidelines. Measure the amount of
food in order to determine the time needed to reheat. Arrange the food in a circular pattern for best results. Room
temperature food will heat faster than refrigerated food. Canned foods should be taken out of the can and placed in a
microwavable container. The food will be heated more evenly if covered with a microwavable lid or vented plastic
wrap. Remove cover carefully to prevent steam burns. Use the following chart as a guide for reheating cooked food.
Item
Sliced meat
3 slices
(0.5cm thick)
Chicken pieces
1 breast
1 leg and thigh
Cook time
(at HIGH)
1~2 minutes
Special Instructions
Place sliced meat on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
• Note: Gravy or sauce helps to keep meat juicy.
1~2 minutes
Place fish on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Lasagne
1 serving(300g)
4~6 minutes
Place lasagne on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Casserole
cream or cheese
1 cup
4 cups
Mashed potatoes
350g
Baked beans
1 cup
2~3 minutes Place chicken pieces on microwavable plate.
3~31/2 minutes Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Fish fillet
(170-230g)
Casserole
1 cup
4 cups
Item
Heating or Reheating
Guide
Cook time
(at HIGH)
Special Instructions
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
4~41/2 minutes Stir once halfway through cooking.
(at Medium High)
11/2~3 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Ravioli or pasta in sauce
1 cup
21/2~4 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
4 cups
71/2~11minutes Stir once halfway through cooking.
Rice
1 cup
4 cups
11/2~3 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
41/2~7minutes Stir once halfway through cooking.
1~11/2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
31/2~5 minutes Stir once halfway through cooking.
Sandwich roll or bun
1 roll
15~30 seconds Wrap in paper towel and place on glass tray.
Vegetables
1 cup
4 cups
1~21/2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
31/2~6 minutes Stir once halfway through cooking.
Soup
1 serving (8 oz.)
1 sandwich
1~21/2 minutes Reheat filling and bun separately.
(1/2 cup meat filling)
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
without bun
Stir once. Heat bun as directed in chart below.
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11/2~21/2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
31/2~51/2 minutes Stir once halfway through cooking.
11/2~2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Fresh Vegetable
Guide
Vegetable
Artichokes
(230g each)
Cook time
Amount (at HIGH)
2 medium 41/2 ~ 7
4 medium 10 ~ 12
Instructions
Standing
Time
Instructions
Standing
Time
Corn, Fresh
200g
Add 1 cup water. Cover.
Mushrooms,
Fresh, Sliced
230g
Parsnips, Fresh,
Sliced
450g
4~7
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3 minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
Peas, Green,
Fresh
4 cups
6~9
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3 minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
4~9
6~ 12
Pierce potatoes several times with fork. 2~3 minutes
Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
450g
21/2 ~ 6
Green Beans
450g
7 ~ 11
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole 2~3 minutes
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Beats, Fresh
450g
11 ~ 16
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3 minutes
casserole dish. Rearrange halfway
through cooking.
Place broccoli in baking dish.
Add 1/2 cup water.
2~3 minutes
4~8
450g
Cabbage, Fresh,
Chopped
450g
Carrots, Fresh,
Sliced
200g
Cauliflower,
Fresh, Whole
450g
5~7
Trim. Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre
covered casserole dish. Stir halfway
through cooking.
2~3 minutes
Fresh, Flowerettes
Celery, Fresh,
Sliced
2 cups
4 cups
11 ~ 16
Slice. Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre
covered casserole dish. Stir halfway
through cooking.
2~3 minutes
Sweet Potatoes 2 medium
Whole Baking
4 medium
(170~230g each)
51/2~71/2 Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3 minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
Husk. Add 2 tbsp water in 1.5 litre
baking dish. Cover.
11/2 ~ 21/2 Place mushrooms in 1.5 litre covered
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
2~3 minutes
Broccoli, Fresh,
Spears
2~3
Cook time
Amount (at HIGH)
Trim. Add 2 tsp water and 2 tsp juice. 2~3 minutes
Cover.
Asparagus,
Fresh, Spears
5~8
Vegetable
2~3 minutes
2~3 minutes
White potatoes, 2 potatoes 51/2 ~ 71/2 Pierce potatoes several times with fork. 2~3 minutes
Whole Baking 4 potatoes 91/2 ~ 14 Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
(170~230g each)
Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3 minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
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Spinach, Fresh,
Leaf
450g
41/2 ~ 71/2 Add 1/2 cup water in 2 litre covered
casserole dish.
Courgette, Fresh,
Sliced
450g
41/2 ~ 71/2 Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered
casserole dish. Stir halfway through 2~3 minutes
cooking.
Courgette, Fresh,
Whole
450g
6~9
Pierce. Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn courgette over and rearrange
halfway through cooking.
2~3 minutes
2~3 minutes
Safety
Precautions
WARNING
You should only use the microwave with the GLASS TRAY in place.
Always place the food in a container on the GLASS TRAY.
1. 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. Repairs should only be undertaken by a
qualified service technician.
10. Small amounts of food require shorter cooking or heating time. If normal
times are allowed they may overheat and burn.
11. Be certain to place the oven so the front of the door is 8 cm or more
behind the edge of the surface on which it is placed, to avoid accidental
tipping of the appliance.
12. Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes, apples or any such fruit or
vegetable.
2. Do not operate the oven when empty. It is best to leave a glass of water in
the oven when not in use. The water will safely absorb all microwave
energy, if the oven is accidentally started.
13. Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
3. Do not dry clothes in the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
or burned if heated too long.
14. Do not attempt deep fat frying in your oven.
15. Remove the 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.
4. Do not cook food wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book
contains instructions, for the food you are cooking.
5. Do not use newspaper in place of paper towels for cooking.
16. If the oven door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be
operated until it has been repaired by a qualified service technician.
6. Do not use wooden containers. They may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
remove metal twist ties. Metal objects in the oven may arc, which can
cause serious damage.
17. If smoke is observed, switch off or disconnect the oven from the power
supply and keep the oven door closed in order to stifle any flames.
7. Do not operate the oven with a kitchen towel, a napkin or any other
obstruction between the door and the front edges of the oven, which may
cause microwave energy leakage.
18. When food is heated or cooked in disposable containers of plastic,
paper or other combustible materials, check the oven frequently due to
the possibility of ignition.
8. Do not use recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
which may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
19. Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when adequate
instructions have been given so that the child is able to use the oven in a
safe way and understands the hazards of improper use.
9. Do not rinse the turntable by placing it in water just after cooking. This
may cause breakage or damage.
20. Liquids or other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they
are liable to explode.
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Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils in your
microwave oven
Paper
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. They will bounce off any metal object in the
oven and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning.
Most heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your microwave
oven. However, some may contain materials that render them unsuitable as
microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about a particular utensil, there’s a
simple way to find out if it can be used in your microwave oven.
Place the utensil in question next to a glass bowl filled with water in the microwave
oven. Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does
not change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use in 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
checklist.
Plastic cooking bags
Provided they are made specially for cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe.
However, be sure to make a slit in the bag so that steam can escape. Never use
ordinary plastic bags for cooking in your microwave oven, as they will melt and
rupture.
Plastic microwave cookware
A variety of shapes and sizes of microwave cookware are available. For the most
part, you can probably use items you already have on hand rather than investing in
new kitchen equipment.
Dinner plates
Many kinds of dinner-ware are microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
manufacturer’s literature or perform the microwave test.
Pottery, stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials are usually fine for use in your microwave oven,
but they should be tested to be sure.
Glassware
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of
oven tempered glass cookware. However, do not use delicate glassware, such as
tumblers or wine glasses, as these might shatter as the food warms.
CAUTION
Some items with high lead or iron content are not suitable for cooking
utensils.
Utensils should be checked to ensure that they are suitable for use in
microwave ovens.
Plastic storage containers
These can be used to hold foods that are to be quickly reheated. However, they
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the oven as hot
foods will eventually warp or melt plastic containers.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Moisture content of food
Keeping an eye on things
Since the heat generated from microwaves tends to evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
such as roasts and some vegetables should either be sprinkled with water prior to cooking
or covered to retain moisture.
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.
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks more quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
cooking bony or fatty cuts of meat that they do not cook unevenly and do not become
overcooked.
Quantity of food
The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is
being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time.
Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe.
Factors affecting microwave cooking times
Many factors affect cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
makes a big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold
butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with
ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range
of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains 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.
Shape of food
Microwaves penetrate only about 2.cm into food, the interior portion of thick foods are
cooked as the heat generated on the outside travels inward. Only the outer edge of food in
cooked by microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
for a food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the
centre is even warm . Round thin foods and ring shaped foods cook successfully in the
microwave.
Covering
A cover traps heat and steam which causes food to cook more quickly. Use a lid or
microwave cling film with a corner folded back to prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and poultry that are cooked fifteen minutes or longer will brown lightly in their own
fat. Foods that are cooked for a shorter period of time may be brushed with a browning
sauce such as worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing
colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning sauces are added to food the original
flavour of the recipe is not altered.
Density of food
Covering with greaseproof paper
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.
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering and helps food retain some heat. But
because it makes a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
Arranging and spacing
Height of food
Individual foods such as baked potatoes, small cakes and hors d’oeuvres will heat more
evenly if placed in the oven an equal distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
stack foods on top of one another.
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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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Stirring
To Clean Your Oven
Stirring is one of the most important of all microwaving techniques. In conventional cooking,
food is stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved food, however, is stirred in order to
spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the outside towards the centre as the outside
of the food heats first.
1. Keep the inside of the oven clean
Food spatters or spilled liquids stick to oven walls and between seal and door
surface. It is best to wipe up spillovers with a damp cloth right away. Crumbs and
spillovers will absorb microwave energy and lengthen cooking times. Use a damp
cloth to wipe out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is important to
keep this area clean to assure a tight seal. Remove greasy spatters with a soapy cloth
then rinse and dry. Do not use harsh detergent or abrasive cleaners. The glass tray
can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher.
Turning over
Large, tall foods such as roasts and whole chickens should be turned so that the top and
bottom will cook evenly. It is also a good idea to turn cut up chicken and chops.
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
Since microwaves are attracted to the outside portion of food, it makes sense to place
thicker portions of meat, poultry and fish to the outer edge of the baking dish. This way,
thicker portions will receive the most microwave energy and the food will cook evenly.
Shielding
Strips of aluminium foil (which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or edges
of square and rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too
much foil and make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause ‘arcing’ in the oven.
2. Keep the outside of the oven clean
Clean the outside of your oven with soap and water then with clean water and dry
with a soft cloth or paper towel. To prevent damage to the operating parts inside the
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation openings. To clean
control panel, open the door to prevent oven from accidentally starting, and wipe a
damp cloth followed immediately by a dry cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after cleaning.
Elevating
Thick or dense foods can be elevated so that microwaves can be absorbed by the underside
and centre of the foods.
Piercing
Foods enclosed in a shell, skin or membrane are likely to burst in the oven unless they are
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods include yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
and whole vegetables and fruits.
3. If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the oven door, wipe the panels
with a soft cloth. This may occur when the microwave oven is operated under high
humidity conditions and in no way indicates a malfunction of the unit.
Testing if cooked
Food cooks so quickly in a microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
are left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
poultry, are removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish
cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 50F (30C)
and 150F (80C) during standing time.
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.
Metal parts will be easier to maintain if wiped frequently with a damp cloth.
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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Questions &
Answers
Q. What’s wrong when the oven light will not glow?
A. There may be several reasons why the oven light will not glow.
Light bulb has blown
Door is not closed
Q. Is it possible to pop corn in a microwave oven?
A. Yes, if using one of the two methods described below
1. Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for microwave cooking.
2. Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific
times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product.
Q. Does microwave energy pass through the viewing screen in the door?
A. No. The holes, or ports, are made to allow light to pass; they do not let
microwave energy through.
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
Q. Why does the beep tone sound when a pad on the Control Panel is
touched?
A. The beep tone sounds to assure that the setting is being properly entered.
CAUTION
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
Q. Will the microwave oven be damaged if it operates empty?
A. Yes Never run it empty or without the glass tray.
Q. Why do eggs sometimes pop?
A. When baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam
build up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk
before cooking. Never microwave eggs in the shell.
Q. Why doesn’t my oven always cook as fast as the cooking guide says?
A. Check your cooking guide again to make sure you’ve followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, chosen to help
prevent overcooking, the most common problem in getting used to a
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 a conventional cooker.
Q. Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
A. After microwave cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking during
standing time. This standing time finishes cooking evenly throughout the
food. The amount of standing time depends on the density of the food.
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Technical
Specification
Warning
Technical Specification
This appliance must be earthed
MH-6347B
Power Input
Output
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimension
Power
Microwave
Consumption Grill
The wires in this mains lead are colored in accordance with the
following codes
BLUE ~ Neutral
BROWN ~ Live
GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may
not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your plug proceed as follows:
Combination
230 V AC / 50 Hz
800 W (IEC60705 rating standard)
2450 MHz
485 mm(W) X 280 mm(H) X 377 mm(D)
1200 Watts
1100 Watts
2250 Watts
Caution:
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N or Colored BLACK.
*Do not touch the metal tray with hand after cooking, use the tray handle.
*Be careful not to put the metal tray in cool water for washing just after
cooking in cool water.
*Do not put the hot metal tray in cool water just after cooking,
it cause the deformation of the metal tray.
*Be careful of using sharp cooking instruments not to scratch the
surface of metal tray.
*Do not use the metal tray without food.
*Keep away from fire.
*Do not use the metal tray on range tops or cooktops as
metal tray may be damaged.
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 or
.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified person in
order to avoid a hazard;
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