LG | MS-194W | LG MS-194W Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MS-194W
MS-194WG
MS-194WS
P/No: 3828W5A5062
Precautions
Precautions to avoid
You cannot
operate your
oven
cooking activity
any
microwave
It is
oven
important
Do not
food
or
Do not
oven
place
safety
when the door is
When
interlocks
automatically
switch off
oven,
a
evidence of
which in the
opened;
case
of
between the
oven
cleaner residue to accumulate
operate your
liquid.
tamper with the safety interlocks.
object
any
(2) hinges and
interlocks
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
not to
door closes
safety
with the door open due to the
built into the door mechanism. These
possible exposure
oven
properly
latches
if it is
on
front face and the door
sealing
damaged.
and that there is
(broken
or
It is
no
or
damage to
loosened), (3)
the:
that the
sealing
oven
service
should not be
adjusted
or
repaired by
anyone
except qualified
Avoid
2
Do not overheat.
3
Stir the
baby
sauces
and
beverages
liquid beyond boiling point
This could result in
a
in your microwave
can occur
sudden boil
sided containers with
using straight
before
liquid
the
heating
heating,
without
over
of the hot
narrow
necks.
the container in the
oven
and
again halfway
time.
again carefully
food
placing
allow to stand in the
and check the
to avoid burns
oven
for
a
short
time, stir
or
shake
temperature of them before
(especially,
contents of
feeding
bottles and
jars).
Be careful when
handling
the container.
Warning
times are correctly set as
cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire
and subsequent damage to your oven.
ensure
e.g. soups,
prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken:
consumption
Warning
Please
bubbling.
1
them
personnel.
over
To
4 After
surfaces.
Your
the
overheating
through
(1) door(bent),
door seals and
heating liquids,
allow
surfaces.
particularly important
to excessive microwave energy.
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.
cooking
2
Contents
How the Microwave Oven Works
Microwaves
are a
form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
ordinary daylight.
through the atmosphere 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
A turntable
or
cooking
tray is located
area
at the bottom of the
pass through metal walls of the oven, but
glass, porcelain and paper, the
cooking dishes are constructed.
as
Microwaves do not heat
get
hot from the heat
through openings inside the
they
oven.
can
oven.
Microwaves cannot
penetrate such materials
materials out of which microwave-safe
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually
generated by
2
Contents
3
Unpacking & Installing
Setting the Clock
4~5
Child Lock
7
Micro Power
microwave energy.
These microwaves enter the
Precautions
8
Cooking
Micro Power Level
9
Two
10
Stage Cooking
Quick Start
11
Auto Cook
12~13
Auto Defrost
14~15
Quick Defrost
16
More
17
or
Less
Cooking
Important safety
the food.
6
Microwave
-
instructions
18
safe Utensils
19
Food characteristics &
Microwave
A very safe
Your microwave
appliance
oven
20~21
cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring
is one of the safest of all home
appliances. When the door is opened, the oven
automatically stops producing microwaves. Microwave
energy is converted completely to heat when it enters
food, leaving no "left over" energy to harm you when
you eat your food.
3
Information/Technical
22
Specifications
23
Unpacking
Installing
Unpack your
&
By following the basic steps on these two pages you will be able to quickly check that your oven is operating
correctly. Please pay particular attention to the guidance on where to install your oven. When unpacking your
oven
make
sure
you
remove
all accessories and
packing.
Check to make
sure
that your
oven
has not been
damaged during delivery.
oven
and
place
it
on a
Place the
flat level
surface.
more
in the level location of your choice with
than 85cm height but make sure there is at least
oven
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
the outlet
can
damage
the
oven.
Blocking
oven.
GLASS TRAY
ROLLER REST
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL
CATERING PURPOSES
4
Plug
oven
your
Make
sure
your
into
oven
connected to the socket. If your
properly, unplug
a
standard household socket.
Open
is the
Place the ROLLER REST inside the
only appliance
does not
oven
oven
GLASS TRAY
operate
it from the electrical socket and then
your
plug
on
door
by pulling
the DOOR HANDLE.
oven
and
place
the
top.
it
back in.
Fill
a
300 ml
(1/2 pint)
of water. Place
the GLASS TRAY and close the
have any doubts about what
use
please
refer to page 19.
oven
button
on
door. If you
type of container
to
The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds.
Press the START
microwave safe container with
When it reaches 0, BEEP sounds.
time
one
to set 30 seconds
oven
door and test the
of
oven
is
cooking
time. When
30S
SEC ON D
you press the
button,you
hear
a
oven
automatically.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
5
the
water. If your
operating the water should be warm.
removing the container it may be hot.
will
BEEP and your
will start
when
temperature of the
Open
Be careful
Setting
the
You
Clock
can
set either 12 hour clock
In the
following example I
Make
sure
Make
sure
or
24 hour clock.
will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when
that you have removed all packaging from your
that you have
correctly
installed your
oven as
oven.
described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
When your
oven
first time
when power
or
power cut,
display;
a
is
plugged
Press CLOCK twice.
in for the
resumes
after
a
'0' will be shown in the
you will have to reset the clock.
(If
you want to
use a
12 hour
clock, Press CLOCK once
more.
If you want to
you have to
change different option after setting clock,
unplug and plug it back in.)
If the clock
(or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven from the electrical socket and plug
Press 10 MIN fifteen times.
it back in and reset the clock.
Press 1 MIN three times.
Press 10 SEC five times.
During clock setting the colon will flash,
After setting, the colon will stop flashing.
If the
key (10 MIN
increase rapidly.
/ 1 MIN / 10
SEC)
Press CLOCK to set the time.
The clock starts
counting.
6
is
pressed
and
held, the time will
using
the 24 clock.
Child
Lock
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your
safety feature that
prevents accidental running of the oven.
oven
has
a
Press and hold STOP until "L" appears
The CHILD LOCK is
now
on
the
display
and BEEP sounds.
set.
Once the child lock is set, you will be
unable to
cooking
use
can
any functions and
take
The time will
disappear
on
the
display
if you have set the clock.
place.
However your child
oven
no
can
still open the
door!
"L" remains
displayed
to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set.
L
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until "L"
You will hear BEEP when it's released.
7
disappears.
Micro Power
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook
some
food
on
Cooking
Make
sure
that you have
installed your
correctly
earlier in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your
oven
has five microwave Power
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
Press POWER twice to select 640 power.
"640" appears
on
the
display.
POWER button will select different power
levels.
Press
POWER
POWER
%
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press 10 SEC three times.
HIGH
MAX
time 100%
800W
MEDIUM
HIGH
times 80%
640W
MEDIUM
times 60%
480W
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
times 40%
320W
LOW
times 20%
160W
Press START.
8
oven as
described
640 power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Your microwave
The
Micro Power
equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
table below shows the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this
microwave
oven
is
Level
oven.
POWER LEVEL
USE
POWER LEVEL
POWER OUTPUT
(%)
HIGH
MEDIUM HIGH
MEDIUM
*
Boil Water
*
Brown minced beef
*
Cook
*
Cook tender cuts of meat
*
All
*
Roast meat and
*
Cook mushrooms and shellfish
*
Cook foods
*
Bake cakes and
*
*
*
800W
80%
640W
60%
480W
40%
320W
20%
160W
poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
reheating
poultry
containing
cheese and eggs
scones
Prepare eggs
Cook custard
Prepare rice,
soup
DEFROST/
*
All
MEDIUM LOW
*
Melt butter and chocolate
*
Cook less tender cuts of meat
*
Soften butter & cheese
*
Soften ice
*
Raise
LOW
100%
thawing
cream
yeast dough
9
Two stage
In the
following example
food for 11 minutes
Cooking
on
I will show you how to cook
HIGH; the second will cook for
Press STOP/CLEAR.
During
stage cooking the oven door
opened and food checked. Close
two
can
be
the
oven
door and press START and the
cooking stage will
Set the power and the
At the end of
stage 2
cooking
time for
stage1.
Press POWER once to select HIGH power.
continue.
Press 10 MIN
stage1,
BEEP sounds and
Press 1 MIN
once.
once.
commences.
Set the power and the
Should you wish to clear the programme
press STOP/CLEAR twice.
some
cooking
time for
stage2.
Press POWER four times to select 320 power.
Press 10 MIN three times.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press START.
10
food in two
35 minutes
on
stages.
320.
The first stages will cook your
In the
following example
I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking
on
Quick
high power.
Start
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The QUICK START feature allows you to
Press START four times to select 2 minutes
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
Your
cooking
with
a
oven
on
HIGH power.
will start before you have finished the fourth press.
touch of the START key.
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking
10 minutes by repeatedly pressing the START key.
11
time up to
Auto
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook 0.5
kg
of jacket potato.
Cook
Press STOP/CLEAR.
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
Press AUTO COOK
one
your favorite food
"Ac-1" appears
the
food
food
easily by selecting the
type and entering the weight of the
by pressing the
key.
on
time.
display.
NOTE:
When
cooking vegetables with the
AUTO COOK function only microwave
mode is used, but when cooking meat,
grill and microwave modes are used
alternately.
Select desired
weight
Press
five times to enter
key
If the
of
potato.
keys are pressed
0.5kg.
and
held, the weight will increase/decrease
rapidly.
Press START.
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FOOD CATEGORY
FOOD TEMP.
UTENSILS
WEIGHT LIMIT
INSTRUCTIONS
Wash, dry and prick potato with
1. JACKET POTATO
Room
temp.
Glass tray
0.1kg~1.0kg
temp.
Glass tray
0.2kg~0.8kg
3. FROZEN
Cooking,
let stand covered with foil for 5 minutes.
prepared vegetables into a suitable sized
(e.g. casserole dish).
Add 30 ml water per 200 g vegetables.
After Cooking, let stand for 3 minutes.
Place
Frozen
Glass tray
0.2kg~0.8kg
prepared
frozen
vegetables
into
container. Add 30 ml water per 200 g
Cover and
After
13
centre of the
tray.
Place
Room
VEGETABLE
fork several times. Place the
potato with three pieces of paper towel in the
After
2. FRESH VEGETABLE
a
a
container
suitable sized
vegetable.
glass tray.
place in the centre of the
Cooking, let stand for 3 minutes.
glass
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
Auto
thawed before
quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while still
slightly frozen. The BREAD programme is suitable for defrosting small items such as rolls or a small loaf. These will
require a standing time to allow the centre to thaw. In the following example I will show you how to defrost 1.4Kg
of frozen poultry.
Defrost
cooking.
For
example
fish cooks so
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weigh
the food that you
metallic ties
oven
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
oven
has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY,
any
and close the
door.
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY
Your
remove
"dEF2" appears
on
the
Enter the
weight
of the frozen food that you
Press
fourteen times to enter 1.4
display
defrosting
programme.
window.
FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power
settings. Repeated
presses of the AUTO DEFROST buttons
will select different
Category
are
about to defrost.
settings.
Kg.
Press
DEFROST
Press START.
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
times
BREAD
times
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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DEFROSTING GUIDE
*
Food to be defrosted should be in
*
If necessary, shield small
foil does not touch the
areas
oven
a
suitable microwave
of meat
or
proof container
poultry with flat pieces of
and
place
uncovered
aluminum foil. This will
on
*
For
Meat
meat and whole chickens should STAND for
Weight Limit
0.1
4.0
~
areas
warm during defrosting.
becoming
kg
minimum of 1 hour before
a
Utensil
Microwave
ware
(Flat plate)
Poultry
cooking.
Food
Meat
Minced
beef, Fillet steak,
Cubes for stew, Sirloin
Rolled roast,
Sausage, Cutlets(.2cm)
Lamp chops,
steak, Pot roast, Rump roast,
Fish
Turn food
After
at
over
beep.
defrosting, let stand
for 5-15 minutes.
Poultry
Whole
chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg)
Turn food
After
at
over
beep.
defrosting, let stand
for 20-30 minutes.
Fish
Whole
Fillets, Steaks,
Turn food
After
Bread
Ensure the
walls.
Separate items like minced meat, chops and 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.
Category
glass turntable.
prevent thin
*
example joints of
the
0.1~0.5kg
Paper towel
or flat plate
over
at
fish,
beep.
defrosting, let stand
Sliced
Sea foods
for 10-20 minutes.
bread, Buns, Baguette,
15
etc.
Beef
burger
Use this function to thaw
Quick
only 0.5kg of Minced meat very quickly.
standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example
This will
require a
defrost 0.5kg of forzen
will show you how to
minced meat.
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight
the food that you
metallic ties
the
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
remove
any
and close
door.
oven
Press QUICK DEFROST to select the MEAT defrosting programme.
The
oven
works
During defrosting
thawing. Remove
automatically.
your
oven
will
"BEEP",
at which
point open
the
oven
door,
turn food
over
and
separate to
any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
door and press START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
checking
ensure even
close the
oven
QUICK DEFROST GUIDE
Use this function to defrost
Remove the meat
quickly for minced meet.
completely from its wrapping. Place the
oven, turn the mince
cover
over
and return to the microwave
with foil and allow to stand 5-15 minutes
Category
Minced Meat
Weight
0.5kg
or
mince onto
a
microwave-safe
plate.
When
beeps,
at this
Press start to continue. At the end of the program
until completely thawed.
oven.
Utensil
Microwave
Instructions
ware
(Flat plate)
Minced meat
Turn food
After
over
at
defrosting,
beep.
let stand for 5-15 minutes.
16
point
remove
remove
the mince from the microwave
the mince from the microwave oven,
In the
following example
shorter cooking time.
I will show you how to
change
the preset of Manual cook for
More
a
longer
the
cooking
the
There is
cooking
time at any
you
Cooking
can
extend
need to
Set the manual cook.
point by using
Press START.
key.
no
Less
or
Press STOP/CLEAR.
When manual
or
stop the cooking
process.
Press MORE
The
cooking
Press LESS
The
cooking
.
time will increase
by
10 seconds for each press of the
key.
.
time will decrease
by
10 seconds for each press of the
17
key.
WARNING
instructions
Important safety
Read
1
Do not
carefully
attempt
to
keep
10
or
It is hazardous for anyone to carry out any service or repair operation
which involves the removal of any cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy.
qualified service technician.
2
Do not
the
3
operate the
oven
when not in
energy, if the
oven
Do not
oven
use
the
serious damage
newspapers,
4
5
6
Do not
accidentally
safely
cause
glass of
or
wooden containers.
cooking.
metal twist ties. Metal
objects
which
with
oven
microwave energy
or
place the oven so
behind the edge of the surface
tipping of the appliance.
Before
a
kitchen
after
cooking.
to avoid accidental
If the
potatoes, apples or any such fruit
attempt deep fat frying in your
oven
door
or
door seals
until it has been
If smoke is
damaged, the oven must not be
repaired by a qualified service technician.
are
observed, switch off
and
keep
the
oven
or
may
Only
allow children to
from the power
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
or
disconnect the
cooked in
instructions have been
use
disposable
the
given
oven
so
without
oven
containers of
20
Liquids or
are
18
plastic,
frequently due to
when
supervision
that the child is able to
safe way and understands the hazards of
This
improper
use
adequate
the
oven
explode.
in
a
use.
other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since
liable to
or
oven.
paper or other combustible materials, check the oven
the possibility of the food container is deteriorating.
19
just
skin of
placed,
16
a
it in water
which it is
on
cm or more
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.
supply
leakage.
by placing
damage.
the front of the door is 8
time. If normal
Remove the
can
napkin or any other
edges of the oven, which
towel,
heating
15
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
breakage
Be certain to
or
Do not
use
cause
they
18 When food is heated
Do not rinse the turntable
may
may arc, which
allowed
cooking
14
17
damage.
operate the
Do not
oven
may overheat and burn.
operated
They
in the
times
are
shorter
Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
in paper towels, unless your cook book
for the food you are cooking.
place
require
13
absorb all microwave
of paper towels for
Small amounts of food
the OVEN.
cooking, pierce the
vegetable.
water in
portable electric devices, etc.)
subsequent DAMAGE to
12
wrapped
newspaper in
serious
Do not
cause
9
a
a
started.
obstruction between the door and the front
8
to leave
by
may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
use
remove
7
The water will
clothes, toys, pet
instructions,
use
Do not
is
use.
empty. It is best
be undertaken
for the purpose of dehumidification. It can be the cause of
of safety. (ex. Operating the microwave oven with the wet
Do not cook food
contains
when
oven
Repairs should only
11
cooking times are correctly
cooking may result in FIRE and
ensure
set as over
for future reference
make any adjustments or repairs to the
interlock switches or any other part of the oven.
tamper with,
door, control panel, safety
and
Please
they
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never
use
metal
microwave
or
metal trimmed utensils in your
Paper
oven
Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in your microwave oven,
provided that the cooking time is short and foods to be cooked are low in fat and
moisture. Paper towels are also very useful for wrapping foods and for lining baking
trays in which greasy foods such as lamb 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
and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning.
heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your microwave
oven
Most
oven.
However,
some
may contain materials that render them unsuitable
microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about
simple way
to find out if it
Place the utensil in
can
question
a
particular utensil,
be used in your microwave
next to
a
glass
as
there's
a
Plastic
oven.
bowl filled with water in the microwave
Provided
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
Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
oven.
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does
change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use in the microwave oven. You
probably have many items on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as
cooking equipment in your mic rowave ov en. Just read through the following
not
A
variety
part, you
plates
kinds of dinner-ware
manufacturer's literature
or
are
perform
are
made
specially
for
Plastic microwave cookware
new
Many
they
rupture.
checklist.
Dinner
cooking bags
shapes
and sizes of microwave cookware
probably
equipment.
can
kitchen
Pottery,
microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
of
use
items you
but
Glassware
have
available. For the most
hand rather than
on
investing
they
should be tested to be
are
usually
fine for
use
in your microwave oven,
sure.
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of
tempered glass cookware. However, do
tumblers or wine glasses, as these might shatter
oven
Plastic
storage
These
can
not
as
use
delicate
the food
glassware,
CAUTION
as
Some items with
warms.
be used to hold foods that
eventually warp
high
lead
or
iron content
are
not suitable for
cooking
utensils.
containers
are
to be
quickly
reheated. However,
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the
foods will
such
or
melt
Utensils should be checked to
they
oven as
hot
microwave
plastic containers.
19
in
stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials
the microwave test.
already
are
ovens.
ensure
that
they
are
suitable for
use
in
Food characteristics&
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
on
cooking
Moisture content of food
things
Since the heat
The
recipes in the book have been formulated with great care, but your success in
preparing them depends on how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks.
Always watch your food while it cooks. Your microwave oven is equipped with a
light that turns on automatically when the oven is in operation so that you can see
inside and check the progress of your food. Directions given in recipes to elevate,
stir, and the like should be thought of as the minimum steps recommended. If the
food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary adjustments you think
appropriate to correct the problem.
Factors
affecting
microwave
such
or
Density
vegetables should
either be
sprinkled
with water
prior
to
cooking
covered to retain moisture.
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks
cooking bony
or
cuts of
fatty
quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
meat that they do not cook unevenly and do not become
more
overcooked.
of food
Quantity
The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is
being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time.
Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe.
cooking times
factors affect
Shape
of food
Microwaves
cooked
penetrate only about
as
the heat
2.cm into
food, the interior portion of thick foods
generated
on
the outside travels inward.
Only the
are
edge of food in
cooked by microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
for a food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the
centre is even warm Round thin foods and ring shaped foods cook successfully in the
outer
.
microwave.
Covering
A
cover
traps heat and
microwave
cling
steam which
film with
a corner
causes
food to cook
folded back to
quickly.
prevent splitting.
more
Use
a
lid
or
Browning
Meats and
poultry
fat. Food that
that
are
cooked fifteen minutes
are
cooked for
a
shorter
or
longer
will brown
lightly
in their
own
of time may be brushed with a browning
sauce such as worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing
colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning sauces are added to food the original
period
flavour of the
recipe is not altered.
Covering with greaseproof paper
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering
of food
porous food such as cakes and breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense
foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous
food that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle.
Light,
Height
some
evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
Bone and fat content of food
cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
makes a big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold
butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with
ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range
of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains under-cooked at the
lower end of the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook your food beyond
the maximum time given, according to personal preference. The governing
philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be conservative in giving
cooking times. While overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes,
particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed
from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When
allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the
oven as the heat trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels
inward. If the food is left in the oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer
portions will become overcooked or even burnt. You will become increasingly skilful
in estimating both cooking and standing times for various foods.
Many
roasts and
as
from microwaves tends to
generated
because it makes
Arranging
of food
and
a
looser
evenly
if
placed
stack foods
times.
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on
than
a
lid
or
helps food retain some heat. But
clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
spacing
Individual foods such
The upper portion of tall food, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the
lower portion. Therefore, it is wise to turn tall food during cooking, sometimes several
cover
and
as
in the
top of
baked
oven an
one
potatoes, small cakes and hors d'oeuvres will heat more
equal distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
another.
Food characteristics &
Microwave
Stirring
is
Stirring
of the most
of all
To Clean Your Oven
In conventional
important
microwaving techniques.
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
one
1
of the food heats first.
Turning
tall foods such
bottom will cook
as
evenly.
roasts and whole chickens should be turned
It is also
so
that the
top and
spillovers will
idea to turn cut up chicken and
a
cloth to
keep
can
of aluminium foil
(which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or edges
rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too
make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause 'arcing' in the oven.
2
or
dense foods
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
control
Piercing
a
shell, skin
or
membrane
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
Testing
damp
likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
are
3
quickly
in
clean to
by
assure a
Do not
dry.
soft cloth
panel,
hand
or
tight
a
damp
cloth
away. Crumbs and
right
lengthen cooking
times. Use
harsh
use
detergent
or
a
of the
oven
a
4
poultry, are removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish
cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 50F (30C)
and 150F (80C) during standing time.
Standing time
Foods are often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after being removed from the
microwave oven. Usually the foods are covered during standing time to retain heat unless
they are supposed to be dry in texture (some cakes and biscuits, for example). Standing
allows foods to finish cooking and also helps flavour blend and develop.
abrasive cleaners. The
glass tray
clean
open the door to prevent
immediately by
or
damage to
the
occur
no
a
oven
dry
from
way indicates
kept
openings.
and
cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after
when the microwave
a
oven
oven
is
To clean
wipe
door, wipe the panels
operated
under
high
malfunction of the unit.
clean. Use
only
warm, soapy
water, rinse
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR
STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS.
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a
cleaning.
dry thoroughly.
Metal parts will be easier to maintain if
dry
operating parts inside the
accidentally starting,
around the outside of the
The door and door seals should be
then
soapy cloth
a
with soap and water then with clean water and
oven
conditions and in
damp
in the dishwasher.
or
soft cloth. This may
a
important to
seal. Remove greasy spatters with
paper towel. To prevent
cloth followed
humidity
microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
so
spillovers with
crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is
If steam accumulates inside
with
if cooked
Food cooks
are
include
area
be washed
a
walls and between seal and door
oven
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
the underside
and centre of the foods.
Foods enclosed in
up
Clean the outside of your
Elevating
Thick
wipe
Keep the outside
with
clean
absorb microwave energy and
wipe out
this
oven
spilled liquids stick to
or
then rinse and
Shielding
of square and
much foil and
inside of the
surface. It is best to
good
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.
Strips
Keep the
Food spatters
over
Large,
cooking.
wiped frequently with
a
damp
cloth.
Questions &
Answers
Q What's wrong when the
A
There may be several
Light bulb has blown
light will not glow?
reasons why the oven light will
Q Is it possible to pop
oven
not
A
glow.
Yes, if using
1
2
Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing
No. The
holes,
or
ports,
microwave energy
in
a
microwave oven?
of the two methods described
one
below
Door is not closed
A
corn
are
made to allow
light to
screen
pass;
in the door?
they
Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for microwave cooking.
Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific
times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product.
do not let
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
through.
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
Q Why does the beep tone sound when
touched?
A
The
beep
tone sounds to
Q Will the microwave
A
Yes Never
run
it
assure
oven
empty
or
pad
a
that the
on
the Control Panel is
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED
setting
is
being properly
entered.
TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
be
damaged if it operates empty?
without the glass tray.
CAUTION
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
Q Why do eggs sometimes pop?
A
When
baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam
build up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk
before cooking. Never microwave eggs in the shell.
A
Q Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
A
always cook as fast as the cooking guide says?
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
Q Why doesn't my
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.
would do with
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a
oven
conventional cooker.
Plug wiring
Technical
information/
Specifications
Warning
The wires in this mains lead
following
BLUE
are
MS-194W/MS-194WG/MS-194WS
colored in accordance with the
codes
Power
Neutral
BROWN
~
GREEN & YELLOW
~
Earth
Microwave
with the coloured
correspond
your plug proceed
as
appliance may
markings identifying the terminals
Power
follows:
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N
or
Colored BLACK.
The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED.
The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW
or
GREEN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E
If the
supply
cord is
manufacturer
or
order to avoid
a
damaged,
its service
or
it must be
agent
or a
replaced by the
similarly qualified person
.
in
hazard;
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Consumption
230VAC/50Hz
240VAC/50Hz
(IEC60705 rating standard)
2450 MHz
Frequency
Outside Dimension
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
in
800 W
Output
Live
not
220VAC/50Hz
Input
~
455
mm(W) X 281 mm(H)
1150 Watts
X 325
mm(D)
1200 Watts
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