LG | MH-657PL | LG MH-657PL Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE/GRILL/COMBINATION OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MH-657PL
Precautions
Precautions to avoid
You cannot
operate your
oven
with the door open due to the safety interlocks
safety interlocks automatically switch off
built into the door mechanism. These
cooking activity when
any
microwave
It is
Do not
or
Do not
oven
opened; which
in the
case
of
a
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
oven
important
food
the door is
between the
place any object
cleaner residue
to
(2) hinges and
on
sealing
or
allow
surfaces.
particularly important that the
properly
damage to the: (1) door(bent),
latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals and sealing
operate your
oven
door closes
if it is
front face and the door
oven
accumulate
damaged.
and that there is
surfaces.
Your
oven
service
should
not
be
adjusted
or
When
heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your microwave
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:
oven,
1. Avoid
repaired by anyone except qualified
using straight sided
narrow
necks.
3. Stir the
4.
liquid before placing the container in the oven and again halfway
through the heating time.
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.
5. Clean the
personnel.
containers with
2. Do not overheat.
It is
no
exposure to excessive microwave energy.
possible
oven
interior with
6. Never operate the
oven
a
damp cloth
after
use.
without Glass Tray & Roller
rest
as
it may
cause
sparking.
Warning
Please
over
2
Warning
times are correctly set as
cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire
and subsequent damage to your oven.
ensure
cooking
Always allow food
to
stand after
being
cooked
by
microwaves and check the temperature of them
before consumption. Especially contents of
bottles and baby food jars.
feeding
Contents
How the Microwave Oven Works
Microwaves
are a
form of energy similar
radio and television waves and
microwaves spread outwards as they travel
to
ordinary daylight. Normally,
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
Precautions
2
Contents
3
Unpacking & Installing
Cleaning Reflector
4~5
Child Lock
7
Cooking
Micro Power
6
8
microwave energy.
Micro Power Level
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
Two
Quick Start
11
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.
Grill
12
Microwaves do not heat
hot from the heat
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get
generated by the food.
A very safe
Your microwave
is
one
Cooking
Combination
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
Cooking
9
10
13
Auto Cook
14~15
Auto Defrost
16~17
More
appliance
oven
Stage Cooking
or
Cooking
Less
18
Quick Defrost
19
Custom Cook
20
Safety precautions
21
Microwave
-
safe Utensils
22
Food characteristics &
Microwave
cooking
23~24
Questions & Answers
25
Plug Wiring Information/Technical Specifications
26
you eat your food.
3
Unpacking
Installing
&
Unpack your oven
surface.
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.
and
place
it
on a
flat level
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
outlet
can
on
damage the oven.
top
or
side of the
oven.
Blocking
the
GLASS TRAY
ROTATING RING
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
COOK TRAY
4
Plug your oven
Make
connected
sure
your
into
a
oven
standard household socket.
Open
is the
Place the ROTATING RING inside the
only appliance
the socket. If your oven does not operate
unplug it from the electrical socket and then
your
oven
the GLASS TRAY
to
door
on
by pulling
the DOOR HANDLE.
oven
and
place
top.
properly,
plug it back in.
Fill
a
300 ml
(1/2 pint) of water. Place
the GLASS TRAY and close the
oven
have any doubts about what type of container
please refer to page 22.
use
to
When
button, and
on
door. If you
The DISPLAY will
Press the STOP
microwave safe container with
the
down from 3 minutes.
Open
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.
press the START
button six
times to set 3
oven
door and
count
it reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS.
test
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
When
Cleaning
cleaning Reflector,
follow the
guidelines
below.
Reflector
When
?Be
When
Disassemblying
?Make
sure
sure
that Power Cord is
that
one
hour has
connected.
properly
passed after cooking.
Reassembling
After
Slide the Reflector in
softly
over
Heater.
*Heater needs
Move the
Reflector
so
tilted
degree angles.
at
45
moving.
starts, it
automatically moves.)
softly
with hands
no
(When cooking
Cleaning
that it is
*Pulling out the Reflector
suddenly with too
excessive force may
damage it.
CAUTIONS
Pull it
45
slowly
degree angles.
out
at
put Reflector
below Heater.
2. Do not insert with too
excessive force.
1. Do not
3. Do not
tools.
6
use
separate
Child
Lock
Press
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
oven
can
Press and hold
STOP/CLEAR until
"L" appears
on
the
display and
BEEP sounds.
The CHILD LOCK is
The time will
place.
However your child
STOP/CLEAR.
now
set.
disappear on
the
display
if you have
set
the clock.
still open the
door.
"L" remains
on
the
display to
After the CHILD LOCK
was
let you know that CHILD LOCK is
set, If you touch any
key "L"
set.
appears with
display.
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold
You will hear BEEP when it's released.
L
STOP/CLEAR until
"L"
disappears.
7
Micro Power
In the
following example I will show you how to cook some
Cooking
Make
sure
that you have
correctly
installed your
in this book.
Your
oven
has five microwave Power
settings. High
power is
Press
STOP/CLEAR.
Press
MICRO/GRILL
once.
"900" appears on the display.
This means 900W (100%) power.
automatically
selected but
repeated presses of the
POWER button will select a different
Press POWER
once
to set 720W
(80%)
power.
power level.
Press
POWER
8
POWER
W
HIGH
MAX
time
MEDIUM
HIGH
time
MEDIUM
times
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
times
LOW
food
on
720W
seconds.
(%)
Turn DIAL knob until
900W
(100%)
720W
(80%)
540W
(60%)
times
360W
(40%)
180W
(20%)
Press START.
display shows
"5:30".
oven as
described earlier
(80%) power for 5
minutes and 30
equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over
table below shows the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use
Your microwave
cooking.
The
oven
with this microwave
is
oven.
POWER LEVEL
HIGH MAX
MEDIUM HIGH
MEDIUM
OUTPUT
Level
USE
900W
*
(100%)
*
Brown minced beef
*
Cook
*
Cook tender
720W
*
All
(80%)
*
Roast meat and
*
Cook mushrooms and shellfish
*
Cook foods containing cheese and eggs
540W
*
Bake cakes and
(60%)
*
*
*
Boil Water
poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
cuts
of
meat
reheating
Prepare
poultry
scones
eggs
Cook custard
Prepare rice,
soup
DEFROST/
360W
*
All
MEDIUM LOW
(40%)
*
Melt butter and chocolate
*
Cook less tender
180W
*
Soften butter & cheese
(20%)
*
Soften ice
*
Raise
LOW
Micro Power
thawing
cuts
of
meat
cream
yeast
dough
9
Two
stage
In the
following example I will show you how to cook some
for 11 minutes
Cooking
Press
on
900W
STOP/CLEAR
During
can
the
be
two
stage
opened
oven
cooking
Turn DIAL knob until
to
stage1.
select 900W (100%) power.
display shows
"11:00".
continue.
stage1,
BEEP sounds and
commences.
Should you wish
press
door
once
time for
door and press START and the
At the end of
stage
oven
and food checked. Close
cooking stage will
2
the
MICRO/GRILL
cooking
to
STOP/CLEAR
clear the programme
twice.
Set the power and the
Press
MICRO/GRILL
cooking
time for
stage2.
once.
Press POWER three times to select 360W
Turn DIAL knob until
Press START.
10
food in
two
stages. The first stage will cook your food
power; the second will cook for 35 minutes
.
Set the power and the
Press
(100%)
display shows
(40%)
"35:00"
power.
on
360W
(40%) power.
In the
Quick
following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking on high power.
Start
Press
The QUICK START feature allows you to
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
cooking
with
a
STOP/CLEAR
.
Press START four times to select 2 minutes
Your
oven
will
start
on
HIGH power.
before you have finished the fourth press.
touch of the START
button.
During
cooking, you can extend the cooking
by repeatedly pressing the START button.
QUICK START
59 seconds
time up to 99 minutes
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Grill
In the
following example
I will show you how to
use
Cooking
Press STOP/CLEAR
This Model is fitted with
Which
Auto
moving
Grill
Press MICRO/GRILL twice to select GRILL function.
program selection in
according
So pre-heating
moves
mode.
grill
Auto
a
.
moving grill
has 2
is not
required
position
Turn DIAL knob until
Position 1
Position 2
Cook
(Stationary)
for
This has be
cook
given to
tray grilling
non
dishes
rising
make maximum
utility
of
tray.
Note:
Please take
vessel for
using
12
cook
utensil.
care
in selection of
cooking
tray. It
in
grill
can
recipe
and
mode when not
obstruct with
recipe
or
Press START.
display
shows "12:30".
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 same
time
or
alternately.
This
generally
means
Turn DIAL knob until
display shows
"25:00".
it takes less time to cook your food.
The Robo heater
grills the surface of the
food while microwave heats inside.
Moreover, preheating
your
oven
is not
Press START.
necessary.
The COOK TRAY
can
be used in the
Micro Power and Combination
Cooking.
Be careful when
Combination
removing your food because
Cooking Mode
CATEGORY
COOK TRAY
the container will be hot!
MICRO POWER
(%)
HEATER POWER
Co-1
20
80
Co-2
40
60
Co-3
60
40
(%)
13
Auto
In the
following example I will show you how to cook 0.6kg of jacket potato.
Press
STOP/CLEAR
Cook
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
Turn DIAL knob until
your favorite food
Press START to set "Ac-1".
food type and
food.
"0.1" appears on the display.
Turn DIAL knob until display shows "0.6".
easily by selecting the
entering the weight of the
Press START.
14
.
display shows
"Ac-1".
FOOD CATEGORY
Ac-1.
NOODLE/
FOOD TEMP.
Room
temp.
UTENSILS
WEIGHT LIMIT
Glass tray
0.1kg~1.0kg
MACARONI
INSTRUCTIONS
Soak noodles in water, add spices and chopped
vegetable as per required taste. Place the utensil on the
glass tray and adjust weight. Press start after cooking,let
the dish stand for 3~5minutes.
If
Ac-2. FRESH
Room
temp.
Glass tray
0.2kg~0.8kg
required
Place
(e.g.
VEGETABLE
Ac-3.
RICE/BIRYANI
Room
temp.
Glass tray
0.2kg~0.8kg
by +
prepared vegetables
casserole
Add 30 ml
After
increase time
Soak Plain rice
into
-
a
key.
suitable sized container
dish).
water per 0.2
Cooking,
or
kg vegetables.
let stand for 5 minutes.
(for Biryani
minutes. Add
-
Rice
mix)
in the water for 10
of water and use
required
more
weight by
key, press start.
if
while
Fter
Stir, necessary
cooking.
cooking, let the dish
stand for 5 minutes, if required.
or more
utensil with lid.
set
amount
the
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The temperature and
density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking
to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be
completely thawed before cooking. 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.
Auto
commences.
Defrost
Press
Pay particular attention
STOP/CLEAR.
Weight the food
metallic ties
or
that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
wraps; then place the food in your oven and close the oven
door.
Press AUTO DEFROST
"AdF 1" appears
Enter the
once
the
on
to
weight of the frozen
Turn DIAL knob until
select the POULTRY
defrosting
programme.
display.
food that you
display shows
are
about
to
defrost.
"1.4".
Press START.
Press
Category
AdF 1
AUTO
DEFROST
times
During defrosting
ensure even
AdF 2
16
checking
times
Your
your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
thawing.
close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is
oven
opened.
AUTO WEIGHT DEFROST SEQUENCE LIST
SEQUENCE
MEAT
AdF-1
POULTRY
FISH
AdF-2
MIN./MAX.
FOOD
Lamb
Chops(2.5
cm
thick),Rolled
Pork
Chops(1.2
cm
thick), Spareribs, Rolled
Veal
Cutlets(450
Chicken
Whole(under
2
Turkey
Breasts(under
2.5
Fish
Fillets.
Shellfish
Crabmeat, Lobster tails, Shrimp, Scallops
g, 1.2
cm
Kg),
0.1/4.0 kg
roast.
roast,
Sausage.
thick)
Cut up
Breasts(boneless), Legs.
0.1/4.0 kg
Kg)
Steaks, Whole
0.1/4.0 kg
Take
out Refigerated peas & put into Glass/Microwave safe container.
packed peas follow the instruction on the wrapper Put in the Oven.
Press Peas defrost button & Rotate the Dial Knob to adjust the weight. Press start.
If necessary repeat the process or use quick start function to reach desired results.
PEA
FOOD
0.1/0.5 kg
For
*
The benefit of this Auto Defrost feature is automatic setting and control of
the food during the defrosting time.
*
For best
*
Place foods in
*
Food should still be
*
but just like conventional
defrosting you
results, remove meat and poultry from its original paper or plastic package(wrapper). Otherwise, the wrap will hold
juice close to the food which can cause the outer surface of the food to cook.
a
shallow
When it is difficult
displayed
*
defrosting,
Sliced pea
dish
to
catch
check
steam
and
drippings.
what icy in the centre when removed from the oven.
remove the
wrap from the food, defrost the wrapped food for about
some
to
beginning of the defrost cycle. Then remove the food from the oven and
should be placed between sheets of kitchen towel and pea rolls should be cut
at
the
glass baking
must
a
quarter of the total defrost time, which is
the wrap from the food.
in half before defrosting.
remove
17
More
or
Less
In the
a
Cooking
Press
COOK programme, you can increase
decrease cooking time by turning the
or
DIAL knob.
When
cooking without Auto function
cooking time at any
point by turning the DIAL knob.
There is no need to stop the cooking
can
extend the
process.
Select
required
AUTO COOK programme.
weight of food.
Press START.
you
Turn DIAL knob to increase
The
cooking
cooking
cooking time.
by 1 second
time will increase
Turn DIAL knob to decrease
The
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STOP/CLEAR.
Set the
If you find that your food is over or
undercooked when using the AUTO
following example I will show you how to change the preset AUTO COOK programmes
longer or shorter cooking time.
cooking time.
by 1 second
time will decrease
for each
for each
turn
turn
of the dial.
of the dial.
for
Use this function to thaw
only 0.5kg of Minced meat,
This will require a standing time
0.5kg of forzen poultry.
to
allow the
center to
Chicken pieces, Fish fillets very quickly.
thaw. In the following example will show you how
to
defrost
Quick
Defrost
Press
STOP/CLEAR.
Weight the food
metallic ties
the
oven
or
that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
wraps; then place the food in your oven and close
door.
Press QUICK DEFROST
once.
Cooking will begin automatically without pressing
During defrosting
ensure even
checking
Your
your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
thawing.
close the
oven
START button.
will
not
oven
door and press START
to
resume
defrosting.
stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
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Custom
This feature allows you to set and execute a frequently used single stage programme. Once the cooking
programme is set, you can use it by pressing the custom cook key. In the following example I will show
you how to set the cooking programme for 10 minutes 30 seconds at power level 720W (80%).
Cook
Press
STOP/CLEAR
.
To store your custom cook.
Press CUSTOM COOK1 button, "FA-1" appears
cooking programme is stored
permanently in the memory of your
on
the
display.
The
microwave
Press
MICRO/GRILL button once and
(80%) power, "720" appears
720W
oven.
press POWER
on
the
once
to
select
display.
If you wish
to change your CUSTOM
simply enter a new cooking
COOK,
Turn DIAL knob until
programme.
You
data
can
at
program
a
different
display shows
"10:30"
cooking
the CUSTOM COOK1, CUSTOM
COOK2, CUSTOM COOK3.
Press CUSTOM COOK1
button,
Successfully finished setting
the
"FA-1" will flash.
custom
cook.
To restore your custom cook.
When you cook, use it by pressing the custom cook
Press CUSTOM COOK1
Press START.
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button,
"FA-1" appears
on
key.
display.
the
Safety
WARNING
Please
ensure
cooking times
are
correctly set as over cooking may result in
FIRE and
Precautions
subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN.
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
the
or
dry clothes
4 Do not cook food
5 Do not
when empty. It is best to leave a glass of water in
The water will safely absorb all microwave
accidentally started.
long.
too
wrapped
in paper
towels, unless your cook book
instructions, for the food you
use
newspaper in
are
for
cooking.
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
6 Do not
cause
cause
oven
microwave energy
8 Do not
which
operate the
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
9 Do not rinse the turntable
may
cause
by placing
breakage or damage.
it in water
just after cooking. This
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.
Be certain to
14 Do not attempt
of potatoes,
apples or any such
fruit
or
deep fat frying
in your
oven.
15 Remove the
plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting.
though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film,
for heating or cooking.
Note
16 If the
oven
operated
door
or
door seals
until it has been
17 If smoke is
are
damaged, the oven must not be
repaired by a qualified service technician.
observed, switch off or disconnect the
supply and keep the oven
door closed in order
to
from the power
stifle any flames.
oven
18 When food is heated
or cooked in
disposable containers of plastic,
other combustible materials, check the oven frequently due
the possibility of ignition.
paper
leakage.
use
time. If normal
which will burst.
damage.
with a kitchen towel, a napkin or any other
obstruction between the door and the front edges of the oven, which may
7 Do not
require shorter cooking or heating
they may overheat and burn.
13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
use
serious
allowed
cooking, pierce the skin
vegetable.
cooking.
place of paper towels
are
12 Before
use.
in the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
burned if heated
contains
11
oven
when not in
energy, if the oven is
oven
3 Do not
times
service technician.
operate the
2 Do not
10 Small amounts of food
19
20
or
Only allow children
without supervision when adequate
that the child is able to use the oven in a
safe way and understands the hazards of improper use.
to
use
the
to
oven
instructions have been
given
Liquids or other foods
liable to explode.
must not
so
be heated in sealed containers since
they
are
21
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never
use
metal
microwave
metal trimmed utensils in your
or
Paper
oven
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
Microwaves cannot
penetrate metal.
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.
oven.
Place the utensil in
question
next to
a
glass
bowl filled with
water in
the microwave
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
oven.
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
impurities which could
Plastic
plates
manufacturer's literature
or
are
perform
microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
the microwave
test.
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
should
be used
can
not
foods will
be used
to
to
in the microwave
oven.
to
ordinary plastic bags
specially
make
for
a
for
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
cooking
in
rupture.
Plastic microwave cookware
A
variety of shapes and
part, you
can
kitchen
Pottery,
probably
sizes of microwave cookware
use
items you
on
available. For the
are
hand rather than
most
investing
in
equipment.
stoneware
and ceramic
Containers made of these materials
they
have
already
should be tested
to
be
are
usually
fine for
use
in your microwave oven,
sure.
CAUTION
high
lead
or
iron content
are
not
suitable for
cooking
utensils.
hold foods that
are
to
be
quickly
reheated. However,
hold foods that will need considerable time in the
eventually warp or
made
are
sure
Some items with
warms.
Plastic storage containers
These
they
However, be
but
Glassware
arcing or fires when used
cause
cooking bags
Provided
new
Many kinds of dinner-ware
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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
melt
plastic
containers.
they
oven as
hot
Utensils should be checked
microwave
ovens.
to
ensure
that
they
are
suitable for
use
in
Food characteristics &
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
The
on
Moisture content of food
things
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
light that turns on automatically when the oven is in operation
equipped
is
so
that you
with
a
can see
inside and check the progress of your food. Directions given in recipes to elevate,
thought of as the minimum steps recommended. If the
food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary adjustments you think
appropriate to correct the problem.
Factors affecting microwave cooking times
Many factors affect cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
makes a big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold
butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with
ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range
of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains 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.
stir, and the like should be
Density of food
Light, porous food such as cakes and breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense
foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous
food that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle.
Height of food
cooking
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
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.
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.
Since
Quantity of food
The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is
being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time.
Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe.
Shape of food
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
Microwaves penetrate
.
microwave.
Covering
A
cover
traps heat and steam which causes food to cook more quickly.
cling film with a corner folded back to prevent splitting.
Use
a
lid
or
microwave
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.
Covering
with
greaseproof paper
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering
because it makes
Arranging
and
a
looser
cover
than
a
lid
or
and helps food retain some heat. But
clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
spacing
Individual foods such as baked potatoes, small cakes and hors d'oeuvres will heat more
evenly if placed in the oven an equal distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
stack foods on top of one another.
times.
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Food characteristics &
cooking
Microwave
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.
Stirring
Turning
To Clean Your Oven
1
over
Large, tall foods such
bottom will cook
thicker
Placing
as
evenly.
and whole chickens should be turned so that the top and
also a good idea to turn cut up chicken and chops.
roasts
It is
portions facing
are
attracted
cloth
outwards
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.
Since microwaves
to
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.
Elevating
Thick or dense foods can be elevated
and centre of the foods.
Piercing
Foods enclosed in
a
shell, skin
or
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by the
underside
membrane are likely to burst in the oven unless they are
include yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
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.
Standing
Foods
time
to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after being removed from the
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.
are
often allowed
microwave
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oven.
2
wipe out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame.
to
keep this area
clean
then rinse and
dry. Do not use
by hand or in the dishwasher.
can
Shielding
Strips of aluminium foil (which block microwaves)
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
to
It is
important
to
seal. Remove greasy spatters with a soapy cloth
harsh detergent or abrasive cleaners. The glass tray
assure a
tight
be washed
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
control
damp
3 If
should
not
be allowed
open the door to
cloth followed
steam
with
water
panel,
immediately by a dry
accumulates inside
or
the ventilation
to seep into
prevent oven from
openings.
accidentally starting,
and
cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after
around the outside of the
oven
To clean
wipe
door, wipe the panels
soft cloth. This may occur when the microwave oven is operated under
humidity conditions and in no way indicates a malfunction of the unit.
a
4 The door and door seals should be
then
kept
clean. Use
only warm,
MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR
STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS.
Metal parts will be easier
to maintain
if wiped
frequently with
a
high
soapy water, rinse
dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE
a
cleaning.
damp
cloth.
Questions &
Answers
Q What's wrong when the oven light will not
A There may be several reasons why the oven
Light bulb
has blown
glow?
light will
Q Is it
not
Q Does microwave energy pass
holes,
or
ports,
microwave energy
using
to pop
one
corn
of the
in
two
a
microwave oven?
methods described
below
Door is not closed
A No. The
possible
A Yes, if
glow.
are
the
allow
through
made
to
viewing
light to
screen
pass;
in the door?
they do
not
let
through.
1
Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for
2
commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific
times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product.
microwave
cooking.
Prepackaged
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
Q
Why does the beep tone
touched?
A The beep
sound when
a
pad on
the Control Panel is
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED
tone
sounds
Q Will the microwave
A Yes Never
run
it
to
assure
oven
empty
or
that the setting is
being properly entered.
be damaged if it operates
without the glass tray.
empty?
TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
CAUTION
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
Q
Why do eggs sometimes pop?
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 When
Q
time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
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.
Why is standing
A After microwave
Q
Why doesn't my oven always cook as fast as the cooking guide says?
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
A Check your
with
a
conventional cooker.
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Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Warning
This
appliance
The wires in this mains lead
following codes
BLUE
Neutral
are
must
Technical
be earthed
MH-657PL
colored in accordance with the
Power
~
Live
BROWN
GREEN & YELLOW
230VAC/50Hz
Input
Output
~
Earth
900 W
Microwave
~
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
appliance may
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
your plug proceed as follows:
Power
in
Microwave
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;
(IEC60705 rating standard)
Frequency
Outside Dimension
not
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N or Colored BLACK.
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Specification
2450 MHz
512
mm(W)
X 307
mm(H)
Consumption
1300 Watts
Grill
1250 Watts
Combination
2500 Watts
X 400
mm(D)
P/No: 3828W5A2130
Printed in Korea
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