LG | MS-1913H | LG MS-1913H Owner’s Manual

Please read this owner’s manual thoroughly
before operating.
Table of Contents
Safety Instructions .................................................. 2
Features Diagram .................................................. 3
Installation ............................................................... 4
Operating Check ................................................... 5
Operating procedure ........................................... 5
Weight Defrost Guide .......................................... 6
Microwave Power Levels ...................................... 6
Cooking Utensils ..................................................... 7
Cleaning and Care ................................................ 7
Precautions .............................................................. 8
Questions and Answers ........................................ 9
Technical Specifications ...................................... 10
MS-1918H • MS-1913H
Safety Instructions
When liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages
are cooked in microwave units, they may be
overheated above their boiling point without
visible bubbling. When the container is removed,
the shock may cause the sudden formation of
steam bubbles. A fountain of hot liquid can
spring up out of the container explosively.
Do not attempt to operate the oven with the
door open since open door operation can result
in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
It is important not to tamper with the safety
1. Avoid using straight sided containers with
narrow necks.
2. Do not overheat.
3. Stir the liquid before placing the container in
the oven and again halfway through the
heating time.
4. After heating, allow to stand in the oven for a
short time, stir or shake them again carefully
and check the temperature of them before
consumption to avoid burns (especially,
contents of feeding bottles and baby food
5. 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.
Do not place any object between the oven front
face and the door or allow dirt or cleaner
residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
Do not operate the 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.
The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by
anyone except properly qualified service
Features Diagram
Oven Front Plate
Window Door Screen
Door Seal
Control Panel
Door Open Button
Safety Door Lock System
Glass Turntable
Roller Rest
Remove your oven and all material from the shipping carton.
Your oven will be packed with the following material:
Glass turntable ............................................................. 1 Each
Roller rest ....................................................................... 1 Each
Owner's manual ........................................................... 1 Each
This microwave oven is designed for household use only.
It is not recommended for commercial purposes.
Install your oven by following three simple steps:
3. Plug your oven into a standard household
outlet. Be sure the electrical circuit is at least
10 amps and that your microwave oven is the
only appliance on the circuit.
1. Remove all packing materials and accessories.
2. Place the oven in the level location of your
choice but make sure there is at least 10 cm
of space on the top and at the rear for
proper ventilation. The side of the oven should
be kept clear so there is air flow for
• If your oven does not operate properly,
unplug it from the household outlet and
then plug it back in.
• This appliance should not be used for
commercial catering purposes.
An exhaust outlet is located on top or side of
the oven. Blocking the outlet can damage the
Warning: This appliance must be earthed
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following codes
BLUE ~ Neutral
BROWN ~ Live
As the colors of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the
coloured markings on the terminals in your plug proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter N or Coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter L or coloured RED.
The wire which is coloured GREEN & YELLOW or GREEN must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter E 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.
Operating Check
4. Close the door securely.
5. Turn the POWER SELECT KNOB to max.
6. Set the Timer for 3 to 4 minutes (note: the
oven lamp turns ON and microwave activity
7. When the cooking time has elapsed, the signal
will sound (note: the oven lamp turns off and
all microwave activity stops).
8. If the oven is operating normally the water will
be hot.
After unpacking this appliance, examine the new
oven for evidence of shipping damage. This is
most important since a damaged oven may
allow the escape of microwave energy.
Make sure you remove all packing from the
microwave cavity. Check the oven operation
when unpacking the unit and any time the oven
is not working properly.
1. Plug the power cord into an earthed electrical
2. Place the turntable inside the oven cavity.
3. Place a cup of water (at room temperature)
inside the oven, on the turntable.
Operating Procedure
4. Turn the TIMER KNOB clockwise to set the
cooking time.
NOTE: The oven starts cooking as soon as
the timer knob is turned. Each number
represents minutes. To ensure accurate timing,
it is advisable to turn the timer knob slightly
passed the desired cooking time and then
back to the proposed setting.
5. When the TIMER reaches 0(zero) the signal
sounds and the oven will automatically shut
6. Open the door and remove the food from
the oven.
7. To stop cooking before the timer reaches
zero, either open the door or simply turn the
timer to zero.
NOTE: The door can be opened during the
cooking process by pushing the Door open
button. The timer will stop and the microwave
activity will cease. When the door is closed
cooking will resume until the full cooking time
has elapsed. After cooking has finished, the
timer will be at zero.
This microwave oven is designed to be simple
and easy to operate. Please follow these
instructions carefully.
1. Place the food in a suitable cooking utensil.
Open the microwave oven door and place
the utensil in the centre of the oven on the
2. Close the oven door.
3. For model MS-1913H, skip this step.
Select the desired power level depending on
the food to be cooked.
For your information the settings provide the
following power levels:
• 70 Watt
• defrost
• 350 Watt
• 500 Watt
• max
(All figures are quoted as an approximate
percentage of the full available power).
Weight Defrost Guide
Defrosting frozen food is one of the benefits of
a microwave oven. Microwave oven defrosting is
much faster than refrigerator defrosting and
safer than room temperature defrosting, since it
does not promote the growth of harmful
1. Turn the power select knob to set the
defrosting mode.
2. Turn the timer knob clockwise to set the
weight of food.
NOTE: The oven starts working as soon as
the timer knob is turned. Each number of
weight scale represents kg.
It is important to remember that defrosting takes
longer than normal cooking.
Check the food, turning it over at least once
during defrosting.
Microwave Power Levels
Power Level (Watt)
• Boil water.
• Brown minced beef.
• Cook fresh fruits & vegetables.
• Cook fish, meat & poultry.
• Preheat browning dish.
• All reheating.
• Roast meat & poultry.
• Cook mushrooms & shellfish.
• Cook foods which contain cheese & eggs.
• Bake cakes, scones.
• Prepare eggs.
• Cook meat, poultry.
• Cook custard.
• Prepare rice, soup.
• All thawing.
• Melt butter & chocolate.
• Cook less tender cuts of meats.
• Soften butter & cheese.
• Soften ice cream.
• Raise yeast dough.
Cooking Utensils
Most glass, glass ceramic and heat resistant
glassware utensils are excellent. Those with
metallic trim must not be used in microwave
pottery, stoneware or porcelain items (cooking
utensils and serving dishes, etc.) are safe, check
them in the oven. Place the empty container in
the oven and turn on the power for one minute.
Place the utensil in question next to a glass
measure filled with water in the microwave oven.
If the container becomes very hot (be careful
not to burn your fingers) it is not suitable.
Any utensil used for microwave cooking must be
capable of withstanding very high temperatures,
from the food. There are many heat resisting
utensils, of paper or plastic, available which can
be used in both microwave and conventional
Metal containers and deep trays are not
suitable. They reflect energy away from the
food. Foil lined cartons are similarly, unsuitable.
Many traditional cooking utensils are, of course,
perfectly satisfactory. To find out whether
Cleaning and Care
The door and door seals should be kept clean.
Use only warm, soapy water to rinse then dry
Metal parts will be easier to maintain if wiped
frequently with a damp cloth.
Keep the oven interior surfaces clean and dry.
As a general rule, clean the oven every day,
unless it has not been used.
Remove any crumbs and food remains between
the door and oven using a damp cloth. This
area has to be particularly well cleaned to
ensure the door will shut properly. Remove any
grease splashes with a soapy cloth, then rinse
and dry. Do not use any cleaning cloth or pad,
or cleaning agent that is abrasive because this
could scratch and damage the painted surface
of the oven.
The outer cabinet is painted metal. Clean with
mild soap and warm water, rinse and dry with a
soft cloth. Do not spill water in the vents. If the
power lead becomes soiled wipe it with a damp
The rotating ring should be removed and
cleaned in hot soapy water at least once a
week to prevent grease restricting the rotation of
the wheels.
• Small amounts of food require shorter cooking or heating time. If normal times are
allowed they may overheat and burn.
• Do not attempt to tamper with, make any
adjustments or repairs to the door, control
panel, safety interlock switches or any other
part of the oven. Repairs should only be
undertaken by a qualified service technician.
• Be certain to place the oven so the front of
the door is 8cm or more behind the edge of
the surface on which it is placed, to avoid
accidental tipping of the appliance.
• 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.
• Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes,
apples or any such fruit or vegetable.
• Do not cook eggs in their shell.
Pressure will build up inside the egg which will
• Do not dry clothes in the microwave oven,
which may become carbonized or burned if
heated too long.
• Do not attempt deep fat frying in your oven.
• Do not cook food wrapped in paper towels,
unless your cook book contains instructions,
for the food you are cooking.
• 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, as
detailed in microwave cook books.
• Do not use newspaper in place of paper towels for cooking.
• Do not use wooden containers. The may heatup and char. Do not use metal containers or
crockery 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.
• If smoke is observed keep the oven door
closed and switch off or disconnect the oven
from the power supply.
• When food is heated or cooked in disposable
containers of plastic, paper or other combustible materials look at the oven frequently
to check if the food container is deteriorating.
• Do not use recycled paper products since
they may contain impurities which may cause
sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
• If the oven door is damaged, the oven must
not be operated until it has been repaired by
a qualified service technician.
• Do not rinse the turntable by placing it in
water just after cooking.This may cause breakage or damage.
Questions and Answers
Q. Why does my oven not always cook as fast
as the microwave cooking guide says?
A. Check your cooking guide again, to make
sure you've followed directions exactly;
and to see what might cause variations in
cooking time. Cooking guide times and heat
settings are suggestions, to help prevent overcooking . . . the most common problem in
getting used to a microwave oven.
Variations in the size, shape and weights and
dimensions could require longer or shorter
cooking time. Use your own judgement along
with the cooking guide suggestions to check
whether the food has been properly cooked
just as you would do with a conventional
Q. What's wrong when the oven light will not
A. ■ Light bulb has blown.
■ Door is not closed.
Q. Why is steam coming out of the air exhaust
vent and / or why is water dripping from the
bottom of the door?
A. Steam is normally produced during cooking
operations. The microwave has been made
to vent this steam out of the side vent, occasionally this steam condenses on the door
and water then drips out at the bottom of
the door. This is quite normal and safe.
Q. Does microwave energy pass through the
viewing screen in the door?
A. No. The metal screen reflects the energy to
the oven cavity. The holes, or ports are made
to allow light to pass; they do not let
microwave energy through.
Q. Why do sparks and crackling (arcing) occur
in the oven?
A. There may be several reasons why sparks
and crackling within cavity (arcing) happens.
■ You are using dishes with metal parts or
trim (silver or gold).
■ You have left a fork or other metal utensil
in the oven.
■ You are using a large amount of metal foil.
■ You are using a metal twist-tie.
Q. Will the microwave oven be damaged if it
operates while empty?
A. Yes. Never run it empty.
Q. Why do eggs sometimes pop?
A. When baking, or poaching eggs, the yolk
may pop due to steam build up inside the
yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce
the yolk with a toothpick before cooking.
Never cook eggs without piercing their shells.
Q. Why is standing time recommended after the
cooking operation has been completed?
A. Standing time is very important. With
microwave cooking, the heat is in the food,
not in the oven. Many foods build-up enough
internal heat to allow the cooking process to
continue, even after the food is removed
from the oven. Standing time for joints of
meat, large vegetables and cakes is to allow
the inside to cook completely, without overcooking the outside.
Technical Specifications
Power Input
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimensions (W x H x D mm)
Power Consumption
230 V AC, 50 Hz
700 Watts
2,450 MHz
483 x 285 x 326
1,000 Watts
Power Input
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimensions (W x H x D mm)
Power Consumption
230 V AC, 50 Hz
700 Watts
2,450 MHz
483 x 285 x 334
1,000 Watts
• Dimensions shown are approximate.
• Because we continually strive to improve our products we may change specifications without prior notice.
P/NO: 3828W5A1827
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