LG | MS-304A | LG MS-304A Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MS-304A
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
not to
interlocks
When
switch off
oven,
a
evidence of
which in the
opened;
case
of
tamper with the safety interlocks.
object
any
operate your
door closes
interlocks
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
between the
oven
cleaner residue to accumulate
(2) hinges and
safety
automatically
with the door open due to the
built into the door mechanism. These
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
(1) door(bent),
door seals and
sealing
surfaces.
Your
oven
service
should not be
adjusted
or
repaired by
anyone
except qualified
Please
bubbling.
e.g. soups,
sauces
and
beverages
liquid beyond boiling point
This could result in
a
in your microwave
can occur
sudden boil
without
over
of the hot
prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken:
1
Avoid
2
Do not overheat.
sided containers with
using straight
narrow
necks.
3
Stir the
through
4 After
the
heating
heating,
food
placing
the container in the
oven
and
again halfway
time.
allow to stand in the
again carefully
consumption
baby
before
liquid
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).
handling
the container.
Warning
times are correctly set as
in the FOOD catching fire
result
cooking may
and subsequent damage to your oven.
ensure
the
Be careful when
Warning
2
To
them
personnel.
over
liquid.
heating liquids,
overheating
allow
surfaces.
particularly important
to excessive microwave energy.
possible exposure
cooking
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.
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
cooking
through openings
inside the
oven.
3
Setting
microwave energy.
area
2
Unpacking
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
These microwaves enter the
Precautions
Contents
A
&
4~5
Installing
the Clock
6
Child Lock
7
Micro Power
8
Cooking
Micro Power Level
9
Two
10
stage Cooking
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.
Auto Cook
12~13
Auto Defrost
14~15
Timer
16
Microwaves do not heat
More
turntable
or
tray is located
hot from the heat
at the bottom of the
oven.
Microwaves cannot pass
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get
generated by
the food.
A very safe
Your microwave
oven
appliance
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
or
Less
17
Cooking
Precautions
18
Microwave Safe Utensils
19
Safety
Food characteristics &
Microwave
20~21
cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring
Information/Technical
22
Specifications
23
you eat your food.
3
Unpacking
Installing
Unpack
your
&
oven
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
Place the
flat level
oven
than 85cm
surface.
in the level location of your choice with more
but make sure there is at least 30cm of
height
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
damage
the
on
top
or
side of the
oven.
Blocking
the
oven.
GLASS TRAY
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
ROTATING RING
4
Plug
your
Make
sure
to the socket. If your
into
oven
your
oven
a
oven
standard household socket.
Open
is the
HANDLE. Place the ROTATING RING inside the
does not
from the electrical socket and then
Fill
a
plug
(1/2 pint)
have any doubts about what
refer to page 19.
oven
oven
and
place
your
oven
door
the GLASS TRAY
by pulling
on
the DOOR
top.
it back in.
of water. Place
the GLASS TRAY and close the
please
operate properly, unplug it
Press the START
microwave safe container with
300 ml
use
only appliance
connected
door. If you
type of container
to
The DISPLAY will count down from 3 minutes.
button six times
on
When it reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS.
to set 3 minutes
the
of
your
cooking
a
door and test the
oven
is
temperature of the
operating the water should
removing the container it
careful when
time. You will
hear
oven
be
Open
water. If
warm.
Be
may be hot.
BEEP
each time you
press the button. Your
oven
will start before you have
finished the sixth press;
don't worry this is normal.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
5
Setting the
You
Clock
can
set either 12 hour clock
In the
following example
Make
sure
Make
sure
or
24 hour clock
.
I 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
using
the 24 clock.
oven.
described earlier
in this book.
Start
Quick Start
Stop
Press STOP/CLEAR
When your
oven
first time
when power
or
power cut,
display;
a
is
plugged
in for the
resumes
after
Press CLOCK
Clear
.
once.
a
'0' will be shown in the
you will have to reset the clock.
(If
use different option, Press CLOCK once more.
change different option after setting clock,
unplug and plug it back in.)
you want to
If you want to
you have to
Clock
Timer
P
If the clock
(or display)
shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug
oven
your
from the electrical socket and
plug
it back in and reset the clock.
Press 10 MIN fifteen times.
Press 1 MIN three times.
Jacket
Fresh
Frozen
Potato
Vegetables
Vegetables
Press 10 SEC five times.
During clock setting the colon will flash.
After setting, the colon will stop flashing.
If the
key (10 MIN
rapidly.
/ 1 MIN / 10
SEC)
is
pressed
and
held, the time will
increase
Press CLOCK to set the time.
The clock starts
counting.
Clock
P
6
Timer
Child
Lock
Press STOP/CLEAR
.
Stop
Start
Quick Start
Stop
Start
Quick Start
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
cooking
use
can
any functions and
take
oven
can
display
and BEEP
The CHILD LOCK is
now
set.
Clear
no
The time will
place.
However your child
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until "L" appears in the
sounds.
disappear
on
the
display
if you have set the clock.
still open the
door!
"L" remains
on
the
display
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.
Stop
Clear
Start
Quick Start
7
Micro Power
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook
some
food
on
80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Cooking
Make
sure
that you have
correctly
installed your
oven as
described earlier
in this book.
Start
Quick Start
Stop
Clear
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your
oven
has five microwave Power
Press POWER twice to select 80% power.
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
POWER key will select a different power
Clock
"P-80" appears
on
the
display.
Timer
Power
level.
Press
POWER
8
%
POWER
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press 10 SEC three times.
HIGH
MAX
time
MEDIUM
HIGH
times
MEDIUM
times
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
times
LOW
times
Jacket
Potato
F
esh
F
Vegetables
ozen
Vegetables
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
Press START.
Stop
Clear
Start
Quick Start
Your microwave
The
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
oven.
POWER LEVEL
HIGH
MEDIUM HIGH
MEDIUM
OUTPUT
100%
80%
60%
Brown minced beef
*
Cook
*
Cook tender cuts of meat
*
All
*
Roast meat and
*
Cook mushrooms and shellfish
*
Cook foods
*
Bake cakes and
*
MEDIUM LOW
LOW
20%
Boil Water
*
*
40%
Level
USE
*
*
DEFROST/
Micro Power
poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
reheating
poultry
containing
cheese and eggs
scones
Prepare eggs
Cook custard
Prepare rice,
soup
*
All
*
Melt butter and chocolate
*
Cook less tender cuts of meat
*
Soften butter & cheese
*
Soften ice
*
Raise
thawing
cream
yeast dough
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Two stage
In the
following example
for 11 minutes
Cooking
on
I will show you how to cook
HIGH; the second will cook for
some
food in two
35 minutes
on
stages.
The first stage will cook your food
40%.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Stop
Clear
During
can
the
be
stage cooking the oven door
opened and food checked. Close
two
oven
door and press START and the
cooking stage will
Set the power and the
stage
2
time for
stage1.
Power
Press POWER once to select HIGH power.
continue.
Press 10 MIN
At the end of
cooking
Start
Quick Start
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.
cooking
time for
stage2.
Power
Press POWER four times to select 40% power.
Press 10 MIN three times.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press START.
Stop
Clear
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Start
Quick Start
In the
following example
I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking
on
Quick
high power.
Start
Press STOP/CLEAR.
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
Start
Quick Start
HIGH power.
will start before you have finished the fourth press.
Stop
touch of the START key.
Clear
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking
10 minutes by repeatedly pressing the START key.
Start
Quick Start
time up to
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Auto
In the
I will show you how to cook
following example
0.6kg
of
jacket potato.
Cook
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Start
Quick Start
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
Press AUTO COOK of the
In this
example
required
food
type.
press JACKET POTATO.
Auto cook
food.
Jacket
Potato
Select desired
weight
of
Fresh
Frozen
Vegetables
Vegetables
potato.
Press MORE five times to enter
0.6kg.
More
If the MORE/LESS
key is pressed
increase/decrease rapidly.
and
held, the weight will
Less
Meat
Poultr y
Press START.
Stop
Clear
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Start
Quick Start
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
VEGETABLES
Cooking,
Place
Room
Frozen
Glass
tray
0.2kg~0.8kg
fork several times. Place the
centre of the
glass
tray.
After
2. FRESH VEGETABLES
a
potato with three pieces of paper towel in the
(e.g.
let stand for 5 minutes.
prepared vegetables
dish).
into
a
suitable sized container
casserole
Add 30 ml water per 200 g
vegetables.
After
Cooking,
let stand for 5 minutes.
Place
prepared
frozen
vegetables into
a
suitable sized
container. Add 30 ml water per 200 g
Cover and
After
vegetable.
glass tray.
place in the centre of the
Cooking, let stand for 5 minutes.
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The
Auto
temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking
Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be completely
commences.
thawed before cooking. For example fish cooks so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while still
slightly frozen. The BREAD programme is suitable for defrosting small items such as rolls or a small loaf. These will
require a standing time to allow the centre to thaw. In the following example I will show you how to defrost 1.4 kg
of frozen poultry.
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weigh
the food that you
metallic ties
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
remove
any
and close the
oven
Stop
Clear
Start
Quick Start
door.
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY
Your
oven
has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY,
"dEF2" appears
on
the
display
defrosting
Less
programme.
window.
Meat
Poultry
FISH and
Defrost
Fish
Bread
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power
settings. Repeated
presses of the AUTO DEFROST key will
select
a
different
Enter the
weight
of the frozen food that you
are
about to defrost.
setting.
More
Press MORE fourteen times to enter 1.4
Category
Kg.
Less
Meat
Press
Poultry
DEFROST
Press START.
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
times
Stop
Clear
During defrosting your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds) unless the door is opened.
ensure even
BREAD
14
times
Start
Quick Start
AUTO
DEFROST SEQUENCE LIST
FOOD
SEQUENCE
1. MEAT
2. POULTRY
3. FISH
Beef
Minced
Lamb
Chops(2.5
cm
thick),Rolled
Pork
Chops(1.2
cm
thick), Spareribs,
Veal
Cutlets(450 g,
Chicken
Whole(under
2
Turkey
Breasts(under
2.5
Fish
Fillets.
Shellfish
Crabmeat, Lobster tails, Shrimp, Scallops
4. BREAD
*
*
during
For best
the
results,
steam and
1.2
juice
defrosting
remove
Place food in shallow
Food should still be
*
When it is difficult to
beginning
Kg),
kg
0.1/4.0
kg
0.1/4.0
kg
0.1/0.5
kg
roast.
Rolled roast,
Sausage.
thick)
Cut up
Breasts(boneless), Legs.
Kg)
Steaks, Whole
fish, shellfish,
meat and
bread, White/brown rolls, French stick, Baguette, Croissant
setting
poultry
can cause
and control of
defrosting,
but
just
like conventional
defrosting
you must check the
from its
remove
the wrap from the
of the defrost
placed
cycle.
Then
original
paper
or
plastic package(wrapper). Otherwise,
from the
oven.
food, defrost the wrapped food for about
remove
the wrap will hold
the outer surface of the food to cook.
glass baking dish to catch drippings.
what icy in the centre when removed
some
Sliced bread should be
0.1/4.0
time.
close to the food which
*
at the
cm
Sliced brown/white
*
*
beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger.
The benefit of this Auto Defrost feature is automatic
food
MIN./MAX. FOOD
the food from the
oven
and
remove
a
quarter of the total defrost time, which is displayed
the wrap from the food.
between sheets of kitchen towel and bread rolls should be cut in half before
defrosting.
15
Timer
In the
following example
I will show you how to set the timer for 15 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Start
Quick Start
Stop
Clear
Your
oven
used for
also has
a
Timer that
can
be
Press KITCHEN TIMER.
functions. When
noncooking
independent timer, the oven
is not running. The Timer is simply
counting down in seconds.
used
as an
Clock
Timer
P
To enter amount of time you want to count down.
Press 10 MIN
Jacket
Fresh
Frozen
Potato
Vegetables
Vegetables
once.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press START.
The time will
begin counting down in the display window with no cooking
heating in the oven. BEEP will sound and the word "End" will show in
the display window at the end of the countdown period.
or
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Stop
Clear
Start
Quick Start
In the
for
a
following example I will show you how
longer or shorter cooking time..
to
change
More
the preset AUTO COOK programmes
or
Less
Cooking
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Stop
Clear
If you find that your food is
undercooked when
using
COOK programme, you
decrease
cooking
MORE/LESS key.
When
can
cooking
extend the
time
over or
can
increase
by pressing
required
AUTO COOK programme.
or
the
Select
weight
Stop
of food.
Clear
Start
Quick Start
Press START.
without Auto function you
cooking
time at any
point
key.
cooking
the MORE/LESS
There is
need to
process.
Set the
the AUTO
by pressing
no
Start
Quick Start
stop
the
Press MORE.
The
cooking
time will increase
by
10 seconds for each press of the
key.
Less
Press LESS.
The
cooking
More
time will decrease
If the MORE/LESS
key
is
by 10 seconds for each press of the key.
pressed and held, the time will increase/decrease
Meat
Poultry
rapidly.
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Safety
WARNING
Please
Precautions
1
ensure
subsequent
cooking
times are
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.
qualified service technician.
2
Do not
the
operate the
oven
when not in
energy, if the
3
Do not
or
4
dry
is
use.
empty. It is best
The water will
accidentally
safely
use
6
Do not
use
newspaper in
place
wooden containers.
serious
Do not
of paper towels for
which
operate the
with
oven
shorter
cooking
place the oven so the front of
edge of the surface on which it
the appliance.
or
heating
Be certain to
the door is 8
behind the
is
of
skin of
placed,
time. If normal
cm or more
to avoid accidental
Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
14
Do not
15
potatoes, apples
or
any such fruit
or
objects in
the
oven
a
kitchen
16
can
breakage
or
just
after
cooking.
oven
17
door
or
door seals
until it has been
If smoke is
keep
the
oven
or
or disconnect the oven from the power
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
cooked in
disposable
containers of
paper or other combustible materials, check the oven
the possibility of the food container is deteriorating.
may
This
are damaged, the oven must not be
repaired by a qualified service technician.
observed, switch off
and
18 When food is heated
a
it in water
If the
operated
leakage.
by placing
damage.
plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting.
though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film,
heating or cooking.
supply
napkin or any other
edges of the oven, which
towel,
oven.
Remove the
for
cooking.
may arc, which
attempt deep fat frying in your
Note
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
cause
they
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19
use
Do not rinse the turntable
may
may overheat and burn.
allowed
Before cooking, pierce the
vegetable.
damage.
microwave energy
Do not
require
are
12
They
obstruction between the door and the front
cause
Small amounts of food
times
tipping
absorb all microwave
started.
long.
metal twist ties. Metal
remove
11
water in
may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
cause
18
glass of
10
a
wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book
instructions, for the food you are cooking.
Do not
9
a
by
Do not cook food
5
8
be undertaken
to leave
FIRE and
clothes in the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
burned if heated too
contains
7
oven
when
oven
Repairs should only
correctly set as over cooking may result in
DAMAGE to the OVEN.
Only
allow children to
instructions have been
use
the
given
oven
so
without
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Liquids or
are
when
supervision
that the child is able to
safe way and understands the hazards of
plastic,
frequently due to
improper
use
adequate
the
oven
other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since
liable to
explode.
in
a
use.
they
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never
use
metal
microwave
metal trimmed utensils in your
or
Paper
oven
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal.
oven
Most
They will bounce off any metal object in the
and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning.
heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your microwave
However,
oven.
some
may contain materials that render them unsuitable
microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about
simple way to
find out if it
Place the utensil in
can
question
a
particular utensil,
be used in your microwave
next to
a
glass
as
there's
a
Plastic cooking
oven.
bowl filled with water in the microwave
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
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
absorbed
checklist.
Dinner
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 colored
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.
towards the centre
plates
kinds of dinner-ware
manufacturer's literature
or
are
perform
microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
as
the outside of the food heats first.
Plastic microwave cookware
A
variety
part, you
new
Many
bags
Stirring is one of the most important of all microwaving techniques. In conventional
cooking, foods are stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved foods, however,
are stirred in order to spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the outside
of
kitchen
Pottery,
and sizes of microwave cookware
shapes
probably
equipment.
can
use
items you
the microwave test.
but
have
on
are
available. For the most
hand rather than
investing
in
stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials
Glassware
already
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
oven
tempered glass cookware. However, do
or wine glasses, as these might shatter
tumblers
not
as
use
delicate
the food
glassware,
such
as
can
be used to hold foods that
are
to be
quickly
reheated. However,
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the
foods will
eventually
warp
or
high
lead
or
iron content
are
not suitable for
cooking
utensils.
Plastic storage containers
These
CAUTION
Some items with
warms.
melt
they
oven as
hot
Utensils should be checked to
microwave
ensure
that
they
are
suitable for
use
in
ovens.
plastic containers.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
cooking
Moisture content of food
things
on
The
recipes in this 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
cooking times
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
Density
factors affect
of food
Light, porous food such as cakes and bread cook more quickly than heavy, dense
foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous
food that the outer
Height
edges do
not become
dry
and brittle.
of food
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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Since the heat
such
from microwaves tends to
generated
roasts and
as
some
vegetables should
evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
either be
sprinkled
with water
prior
to
cooking
covered to retain moisture.
or
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks
cooking bony
or
quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
they do not cook unevenly and do not become
more
cuts of meat that
fatty
overcooked.
of food
Quantity
The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is
being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time.
Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe.
Shape
of food
Microwaves
cooked
as
cooked
by
for
a
penetrate only about
the heat
generated
on
2.5
cm
into
food, the interior portion of thick foods are
the outside travels inward.
Only
the outer
edge
of food is
microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the
centre is
even warm
Round thin foods and
.
ring shaped
foods cook
successfully
in the
microwave.
Covering
A
cover
traps heat and
microwave
cling
steam which
film with
a corner
causes
food to cook
folded back to
more
quickly.
Use
a
lid
or
prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and
poultry
that
are
fat. Food that is cooked for
such
cooked fifteen minutes
a
shorter
period
Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or
colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning
as
or
longer
will brown
lightly
in their
of time may be brushed with a browning
barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing
recipe is not altered.
Covering with greaseproof paper
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering
sauce
is added to
own
sauce
food, the original
flavour of the
because it makes
Arranging
and
a
looser
if
placed
stack foods
on
a
lid
or
and helps food retain some heat. But
clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
spacing
Individual foods such
evenly
than
cover
as
in the
top of
baked
oven an
one
potatoes, small cakes and hors d'oeuvres will heat more
distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
equal
another.
Food characteristics &
Microwave
Stirring
is
Stirring
one
of the most
important
of all
microwaving techniques.
In conventional
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
To Clean Your Oven
1
of the food heats first.
Turning
tall foods such
bottom will cook
as
roasts and whole chickens should be turned
It is also
evenly.
so
that the
top and
spillovers will
a
cloth to
of aluminium foil
(which
block
microwaves)
can
be
placed
over
the
corners or
edges
keep
can
2
of square and rectangular food 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.
dense foods
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
a
control
shell, skin
or
membrane
Testing
likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
are
microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
quickly
left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
so
in
3
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 to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after
microwave
oven
spillovers with
walls and between seal and door
a
damp
cloth
away. Crumbs and
right
lengthen cooking
times. Use
out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is
area
clean to
by
assure a
Do not
dry.
hand
soft cloth
or
use
tight
harsh
seal. Remove greasy spatters with
detergent
or
panel,
of the
oven
oven
a
humidity
4
immediately by
conditions and in
or
damage to
the
no
a
oven
dry
from
soapy cloth
glass tray
operating parts
cloth. Press STOP after
when the microwave
way indicates
kept
a
oven
oven
is
dry
inside the
openings.
accidentally starting,
around the outside of the
occur
The door and door seals should be
then
a
abrasive cleaners. The
clean
open the door to prevent
soft cloth. This may
damp
with soap and water then with clean water and
paper towel. To prevent
cloth followed
a
important to
in the dishwasher.
or
If steam accumulates inside
with
a
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
damp
if cooked
Food cooks
are
include
up
absorb microwave energy and
be washed
a
clean
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
the underside
Piercing
Foods enclosed in
this
wipe
Keep the outside
with
and centre of the foods.
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
wipe
oven
spilled liquids stick to
Clean the outside of your
Elevating
or
or
then rinse and
Shielding
Thick
inside of the
surface. It is best to
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.
Strips
Keep the
Food spatters
over
Large,
cooking.
and
To clean
wipe
a
cleaning.
door, wipe the panels
operated
under
high
malfunction of the unit.
clean. Use
only
warm, soapy
water, rinse
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.
oven.
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Questions &
Answers
Q What's wrong when the
A
There may be several
Light bulb has blown.
light will not glow?
why the oven light will
Q Is it possible to pop
oven
reasons
not
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?
below:
Door is not closed.
A
corn
of the two methods described
one
made to allow
are
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
tone sounds to
beep
Q Will the microwave
A
Yes.
Never
run
it
assure
oven
empty
be
or
damaged
on
the Control Panel is
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED
that the
without the
pad
a
setting
if it
is
being properly
entered.
operates empty?
TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
CAUTION
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
glass tray.
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.
Q Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
A
After microwave
standing
cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking during
standing time finishes cooking evenly throughout the
amount of standing time depends on the density of the food.
time. This
food. The
Q Why doesn't my
A
always cook
as
fast
as
the
cooking guide says?
Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, chosen to help
prevent overcooking, the most common problem in getting used to a
microwave oven. Variations in the size, shape, weight and dimensions of
the food require longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along
with the cooking guide suggestions to test food condition, just as you
would do with
22
oven
Check your cooking guide again to make sure you've followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
a
conventional cooker.
Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Warning
This
appliance
The wires in this mains lead
following
BLUE
are
Technical
must be earthed
MS-304A
colored in accordance with the
codes
Power
Neutral
~
BROWN
~
~
Earth
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:
not
in
230VAC/50Hz
Input
900 W
Output
Live
GREEN & YELLOW
Specification
Power
2450 MHz
Frequency
Outside Dimension
Consumption
240VAC/50Hz
(IEC705 rating standard)
530
mm(W) X 322 mm(H)
1250 Watts
X 404
mm(D)
1300 Watts
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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