LG | MS-283MC | LG MS-283MC Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MS-191MC
MS-283MC
MS-191MCG
MS-283MCG
Precautions
You cannot
operate your
oven
with the door open due to the
built into the door mechanism. These
cooking activity
any
microwave
It is
oven
important
Do not
food
or
Do not
oven
place
Precautions to avoid
safety
when the door is
not to
interlocks
When
switch off
oven,
a
evidence of
which in the
opened;
case
of
operate your
liquid.
tamper with the safety interlocks.
object
any
door closes
safety
automatically
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
between the
oven
cleaner residue to accumulate
(2) hinges and
interlocks
oven
properly
latches
if it is
on
front face and the door
sealing
damaged.
and that there is
(broken
or
It is
no
or
surfaces.
particularly important that
damage to
loosened), (3)
the:
the
(1) door(bent),
door seals and
oven
service
sealing
adjusted
or
repaired by
anyone
except qualified
personnel.
Warning
Please
over
2
heating liquids,
overheating
To
times are correctly set as
in the FOOD catching fire
result
cooking may
and subsequent damage to your oven.
ensure
cooking
the
bubbling.
e.g. soups,
sauces
and
beverages in
liquid beyond boiling point
This could result in
a
can occur
sudden boil
your microwave
without
over
of the hot
prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken:
1
Avoid
2
Do not overheat.
3
sided containers with
using straight
Stir the
liquid
through
the
4 After
them
should not be
to excessive microwave energy.
narrow
necks.
allow
surfaces.
Your
possible exposure
heating,
food
placing
the container in the
oven
and
again halfway
time.
allow to stand in the
again carefully
consumption
baby
before
heating
and check the
to avoid burns
oven
for
a
short
temperature
(especially,
time, stir
or
shake
of them before
contents of
feeding
bottles and
jars).
Warning
Always allow
food to stand after being cooked by
microwaves and check the temperature of them
before consumption. Especially contents of feeding
bottles and baby food jars.
Contents
How the Microwave Oven Works
Precautions
2
Contents
Microwaves
are a
form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
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
Setting
These microwaves enter the
or
tray is located
cooking
area
through openings
at the bottom of the
oven.
inside the
oven.
hot from the heat
A
Microwaves cannot pass
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get
generated by the
food.
the Clock
6
7
Micro Power
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.
Microwaves do not heat
4~5
Installing
Child Lock
microwave energy.
turntable
3
&
8
Cooking
Micro Power Level
9
Quick Start
10
Auto Cook
11~12
More
(+)
13
Less(-)
or
Auto Defrost
14~15
Timer
16
Two
17
stage cooking
Microwave Safe Utensils
18
Food characteristics &
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
Microwave
Safety
19~20
cooking
Precautions
21
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring
Information/Technical
22
Specifications
23
you eat your food.
3
Unpacking
Installing
Unpack your
oven
&
and
By following the basic steps on these two pages you will be able to quickly check that your oven is operating
correctly. Please pay particular attention to the guidance on where to install your oven. When unpacking your
oven make sure you remove all accessories and packing. Check to make sure that your oven has not been
damaged during delivery.
place
it
on a
flat level
surface.
Place your oven on a flat, level surface but make sure there
is at least 10 cm of space on the top, rear and sides so there
is air flow for ventilation. Exhaust outlets are located in the back
and side of your oven. Blocking the outlets can damage your oven.
THIS OVEN IS DESIGNED FOR BUILDING IN. (Not over a heat
source)
GLASS TRAY
ROLLER REST (MS-191MC/G)
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
ROLLER (MS-283MC/G)
4
Plug
your
oven
socket. Make
into
a
standard household
Open
is the
your
only
appliance connected to the socket. If your oven does not
operate properly, unplug it from the electrical socket and
then plug it back in.
sure
oven
your
oven
door
by pressing
the
DOOR OPEN button. Place the ROLLER
REST inside the
oven
and
place
the GLASS TRAY
on
top.
(MS-191MC/G) (MS-283MC/G)
Fill
a
(1/2 pint)
of water. Place
the GLASS TRAY and close the
have any doubts about what
use
please
Press the START
microwave safe container with
300 ml
refer to page 18.
oven
type
door. If you
of container to
The DISPLAY will count down from 3 minutes.
button six times
on
When it reaches 0 it will sound three BEEPS.
to set 3 minutes
Open
of
water. If your
cooking
the
time. You will
warm.
hear
be hot.
a
BEEP
oven
door and test the
oven
is
temperature of the
the water should be
operating
removing
Be careful when
the container it may
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 12 hour clock
In the
following example
Make
sure
Make
sure
or
24 hour clock
that you have removed all
that you have
optionally.
I will show you how to set the time for 4.35 in the
correctly
packaging
installed your
from your
oven as
case
of 12 clock.
oven.
described earlier
μιν
in this book.
σταρτ
θυιχκ
Press STOP.
When your
oven
first time
when power
or
power cut
display;
a
is
plugged
in for the
resumes
after
Press CLOCK
παυσε/χλεαρ
once.
a
'0' will be shown in the
you will have to reset the clock.
option, Press CLOCK once more.
If you want to change different option after setting clock, you
unplug and plug it back in.)
(If
you want to
use
σετ
χλοχκ
different
If the clock (or display) show any strange
looking symbols, unplug your oven from
the electrical socket, plug it back in and
Press 10 MIN four times.
reset the clock.
Press 1 MIN three times.
φροζεν
αυτο χοοκ
once
setting
the colon will
set the colon will
10
1
μιν
σεχ
10
flash,
stop flashing.
πεγ.
φρεση
?εγ.
Press 10 SEC five times.
clock
κιτχηεν
τιμερ
have to
φ
During
σταρτ
στοπ
μιν
If the
key (10 MIN
rapidly.
/ 1 MIN / 10
SEC)
is
pressed
and
held, the time will
σταρτ
increase
Press CLOCK to enter the time and start the clock
counting.
σετ
χλοχκ
κιτχηεν
τιμερ
φροζεν
αυτο χοοκ
φ
6
πεγ.
φρεση
?εγ.
Child
Lock
Πρεσσ ΣΤΟΠ.
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ
σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
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
one
beep
is
The CHILD LOCK is
now
μιν
σταρτ
set.
θυιχκ
σταρτ
στοπ
no
παυσε/χλεαρ
The time will
place.
However your child
Press and hold STOP until "L" appears in the
heard.
disappear
from the
display
if you have set the clock.
still open the
door!
"L" will remain
displayed
to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set.
κιτ
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP until "L"
hear
one
disappears,
You will
η
μιν
BEEP when it's released.
σταρτ
θυιχκ
σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
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
μιν
in this book.
σταρτ
θυιχκ σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
Press STOP.
Your
oven
has five microwave Power
Press POWER twice to select 80% power.
??
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
αυτο
"P-80" appears in the
display.
δεφροστ
ποωερ
1
POWER button will select different power
levels.
μεατ
2
πουλτρψ
3
φιση
4
βρεαδ
Πρεσσ
POWER
HIGH
MAX
ΠΟΩΕΡ
%
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press 10 SEC three times.
10
100%
1
μιν
σεχ
10
μιν
MEDIUM
HIGH
80%
MEDIUM
60%
σταρτ
Press START.
10
μιν
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
σταρτ
40%
θυιχκ σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
LOW
8
20%
Your microwave
The
equipped with 5 power
table below shows example foods and their
oven
is
levels to
give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
recommended cooking power levels for use with this microwave
oven.
Power level
HIGH,
MAX
MEDIUM HIGH
MEDIUM
80%
60%
*
Brown minced beef
*
Cook
*
Cook tender cuts of meat
*
All
*
Roast meat and
*
Cook mushrooms and shellfish
*
Cook foods
*
Bake cakes and
*
*
40%
MEDIUM LOW
LOW/WARM
20%
Boil Water
*
*
DEFROST/
Level
Use
Output
100%
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
9
Quick
In the
following example
I will show you how to set 2 minutes of
cooking
on
high power.
Start
Press STOP.
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ
σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
The QUICK START feature allows you to
Press START four times to select 2 minutes
set 30 second intervals of HIGH POWER
Your
cooking
with
a
oven
on
HIGH POWER.
10
μιν
will start before you have finished the fourth press.
σταρτ
touch of the START
θυιχκ
στοπ
button.
παυσε/χλεαρ
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking time
by repeatedly pressing the START button.
minutes 59 seconds
10
up to 99
σταρτ
In the
:
I will show you how to cook 2 jacket potatoes
following example
Auto
(0.4 kg).
MS-191MC, MS-191MCG
Cook
Press STOP.
μιν
σταρτ
Place food in the
oven
θυιχκ
and close the door.
σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
AUTO COOK allows you to
Press
most of your favorite food
In this
the food
easily cook
by selecting
required AUTO COOK food type
example press JACKET POTATO
button.
φροζεν
twice.
φρεση
type.
Your
oven has preset categories for
automatically setting the cooking time
three categories of food.
JACKET POTATO
??
Cooking
FOOD TEMP.
Room
temp.
will
1
4
Room
temp.
begin automatically without pressing
QUANTITY
3
(200
(400
(600
(800
g)
g)
g)
g)
200 g
400 g
600 g
800 g
FROZEN
VEGETABLES
ποτατο
display.
αυτο
of
2
FRESH VEGETABLES
?εγ.
φαχκετ
"2" appears in the
FOOD CATEGORY
πεγ.
αυτο χοοκ
Frozen
the START button.
PROGRAMMED TIME
5 minutes
8 minutes
11 minutes
INSTRUCTIONS
Wash, dry and prick potato with a fork several times.
Place the potato on top of/wrapped in three pieces of
paper towel in the centre of the glass tray.
14 minutes
3 minutes
Place
6 minutes
(e.g.
prepared vegetables into a suitable
dish).
30 ml water per 200 g vegetables.
9 minutes
Add
sized container
casserole
12 minutes
200 g
400 g
4 minutes
Place
7 minutes
600 g
800 g
10 minutes
container. Add 30 ml water per 200 g vegetable.
Cover and place in the centre of the glass tray.
prepared
frozen
vegetables into
a
suitable sized
13 minutes
11
Auto
In the
:
Cook
following example
MS-283MC,
I will show you how to cook jacket potatoes
(0.4 kg).
MS-283MCG
Press STOP.
σταρτ
θυιχκ σταρτ
Place food in the
Press
oven
στοπ
and close the door.
παυσε/χλεαρ
required AUTO COOK food type button.
example press JACKET POTATO.
αυτο χοοκ
In this
AUTO COOK allows you to easily cook
most of your favorite food by selecting the
food
type, and entering the weight of the
food
by pressing
φαχκετ
φρεση
ποτατο
φροζεν
πεγ.
?εγ.
the +/-- buttons.
Select desired
NOTE:
Press
When
cooking vegetables with the AUTO
only microwave mode is
used, but when cooking meat, grill and
microwave modes are used alternately.
+
weight
of
αυτο
potato.
+
δεφροστ
three times.
10
σεχ
0.1κγ
COOK function
FOOD CATEGORY
If the +/--
FOOD TEMP.
keys are pressed
and held the
weight
UTENSILS
WEIGHT LIMIT
Glass
100g~1.0kg
JACKET POTATO
Room
temp.
tray
will increase
rapidly.
temp.
VEGETABLES
Cooking,
let stand for 5 minutes.
tray
200g~800g
prepared vegetables into a suitable sized
dish).
Add 30 ml water per 200 g vegetables.
After Cooking, let stand for 5 minutes.
Glass
tray
200g~800g
container. Add 30 ml water per 200 g vegetable.
Cover and place in the centre of the glass tray.
(e.g.
Place
After
12
βρεαδ
Glass
FROZEN
Frozen
πουλτρψ
4
Wash, dry and prick potato with a fork several times.
Place the potato with three pieces of paper towel in the
centre of the glass tray.
Place
Room
μεατ
φιση
INSTRUCTIONS
After
FRESH VEGETABLES
1
2
3
container
casserole
prepared
Cooking,
frozen
vegetables
into
let stand for 5 minutes.
a
suitable sized
IIn the
for
:
a
following example I will show you
longer or shorter cooking time..
how to
change the preset AUTO
COOK programmes
More(+)
or
MS-283MC, MS-283MCG
Press STOP.
Less(--)
Cooking
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
Your food is
cooking
to how you like it
the MANUAL COOK and AUTO
by using
COOK programme, there is
use
the
+(MORE)
or
--(LESS)
no
Set the
required
μιν
AUTO COOK programme.
10
μιν
need to
Select
buttons
weight
σταρτ
of food.
θυιχκ σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
Your food is cooked to your satisfaction
the
by using
MORE(+)
or
LESS(--)
buttons
all of the AUTO COOK programmes to
be
adjusted to cook your
longer or shorter time.
Press START.
food for
a
Press
The
+(more) once.
cooking time will
increase
by
10 seconds for each press of the
αυτο
key.
10
When
can
cooking
without Auto function you
extend the
using
the
There is
cooking
+/-- key.
no
need to
time at any
point
Press --(less)
once.
The
time will decrease
cooking
by
10 seconds for each press of the
δεφροστ
+
σεχ
0.1κγ
1
μεατ
2
πουλτρψ
3
φιση
4
βρεαδ
key
stop the cooking
process.
13
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 0.4 kg
of frozen poultry.
Defrost
Press STOP.
Weigh
??
the food that you
metallic ties
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place
in your
oven
and close the
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY
"dEF2" appears in the
Your
oven
has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY,
settings. Repeated
presses of the AUTO DEFROST buttons
will select different
weight
oven
defrosting
Press 0.1
kg
"0.4" will be
Your
or +
1
μεατ
2
πουλτρψ
3
φιση
4
βρεαδ
programme.
of the food that you
are
about to defrost.
four times to enter 0.4
ΜΣ-191ΜΧ
ΜΣ-191ΜΧΓ
σεχ
4
~
Kg (Bread:
+
0.1κγ
Kg.
10
defrost from 0.1
ΜΣ-283ΜΧ
ΜΣ-283ΜΧΓ
0.1
0.5
~
10
σεχ
kg).
settings.
10
μιν
Press
DEFROST
MEAT
ποωερ
window.
Press START.
Category
δεφροστ
door.
displayed.
oven can
αυτο
any
FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power
Enter the frozen
display
remove
Your
oven
door is
will not
σταρτ
stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds) unless the
θυιχκ
σταρτ
στοπ
opened.
παυσε/χλεαρ
POULTRY
point open the oven
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.
During defrosting
FISH
BREAD
14
door,
turn food
your
over
oven
and
will
"BEEP",
separate
to
at which
ensure even
10
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
0.1κγ
AUTO
DEFROST SEQUENCE LIST
FOOD
SEQUENCE
MEAT
POULTRY
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
BREAD
*
*
during
the
For best
results,
remove
juice
defrosting
Place food in shallow
*
Food should still be
fish, shellfish,
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
bread, White/brown rolls, French stick, Baguette, Croissant
setting
and control of
meat and
poultry
can cause
defrosting,
but
just
like conventional
defrosting
you must check
from its
original
paper
or
plastic package(wrapper). Otherwise,
the wrap will hold
the outer surface of the food to cook.
glass baking dish or microwave roasting
what icy in the centre when removed
some
When it is difficult to
displayed
cm
0.1/4.0
time.
close to the food which
*
*
1.2
The benefit of this Auto Defrost feature is automatic
steam and
*
beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger.
Sliced brown/white
the food
MIN./MAX. FOOD
rack to catch
from the
drippings.
oven.
remove the wrap from the food, defrost the wrapped food for about a quarter of the total defrost time,
beginning of the defrost cycle. Then remove the food from the oven and remove the wrap from the food.
should be placed between sheets of kitchen towel, bread rolls should be cut in half before defrosting.
which is
at the
Sliced bread
15
Timer
In the
following example
I will show you how to set the timer for 15 minutes.
Press STOP.
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ
σταρτ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
Your
oven
used for
also has
a
Timer that
can
be
Press KITCHEN TIMER.
functions. When
noncooking
used as an independent timer, the oven
is not running. The Timer is simply
counting down in seconds.
σετ
χλοχκ
κιτχηεν
τιμερ
φροζεν
πεγ.
αυτο χοοκ
φρεση
?εγ
To enter amount of time you want to count down.
10
Press 10 MIN
1
μιν
once.
σεχ
10
Press 1 MIN 5 times.
μιν
σταρτ
Press START.
10
μιν
The time will
or
heating
begin counting
in the
oven.
word "End" will show in the
period.
16
down in the
Two short and
display
display window with no cooking
long beep will sound and the
one
window at the end of the countdown
σταρτ
θυιχκ
στοπ
παυσε/χλεαρ
σταρτ
In the
following example
for 11 minutes
:
on
MS-283MC,
I will show you how to cook
HIGH; the second will cook for
food in two
some
32 minutes
on
stage.
The first
stage
Two stage
will cook your food
40%.
Cooking
MS-283MCG
Press STOP.
??
αυτο
Press POWER once to select HIGH power.
δεφροστ
ποωερ
During
can
the
be
stage cooking the oven door
opened and food checked. Close
Set the
cooking
door and press START and the
For the
example on
two
oven
cooking stage will
continue.
time for
1
μεατ
2
πουλτρψ
3
φιση
4
βρεαδ
stage1.
10
Press 10 MIN
Press 1 MIN
this page set 11 minutes.
once.
1
μιν
σεχ
10
μιν
once.
σταρτ
At the end of
heard and
stage1, two beeps are
stage 2 commences.
Set the power and
Should you wish to clear the programme
press STOP/CLEAR twice.
cooking
time for
stage2.
??
αυτο
Press POWER 4 times to select 40% power.
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ποωερ
Set the
cooking
1
time for 32 minutes. Press 10 MIN three times.
μεατ
2
πουλτρψ
3
φιση
4
βρεαδ
Press 1 MIN twice.
Press START.
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10
μιν
σταρτ
θυιχκ σταρτ
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Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never
use
metal
microwave
or
metal trimmed utensils in your
Paper
oven
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal.
They will bounce off any metal object in the
oven and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning.
Most heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your microwave
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
particular utensil,
a
be used in your microwave
next to
a
glass
as
there's
a
Plastic
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
cooking 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,
shapes
and sizes of microwave cookware
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
utensils.
Plastic storage containers
These
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
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eventually warp
or
CAUTION
Some items with
warms.
melt
plastic containers.
they
oven as
hot
high
lead
or
iron content
are
not suitable for
cooking
Food characteristics &
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
on
Moisture content of food
things
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
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
makes
Density
factors affect
a
big
difference in
of food
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
Light,
food that the outer
edges
cooking
do not become
dry
and brittle.
Height 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
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.
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
Microwaves
cooked
as
cooked
by
for
a
penetrate only about
the heat
generated
on
2.5
into
cm
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.
times.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave
cooking.
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
keep
(which
block
microwaves)
can
be
placed
over
the
corners or
edges
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.
or
dense foods
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
a
or
membrane
Testing
are likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
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
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
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3
oven.
Do not
dry.
by
assure a
hand
or
tight
harsh
use
walls and between seal and door
a
damp
cloth
away. Crumbs and
right
lengthen cooking
times. Use
seal. Remove greasy spatters with
detergent
or
panel,
of the
oven
oven
a
abrasive cleaners. The
humidity
4
immediately by
conditions and in
or
damage to
the
no
a
oven
dry
from
glass tray
operating parts
cloth. Press STOP after
when the microwave
way indicates
kept
a
oven
oven
is
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
dry
inside the
openings.
accidentally starting,
around the outside of the
occur
The door and door seals should be
then
to
soapy cloth
clean
open the door to prevent
soft cloth. This may
a
with soap and water then with clean water and
paper towel. To prevent
cloth followed
damp
a
important
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
clean to
soft cloth
control
shell, skin
area
be washed
a
oven
spillovers with
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
the underside
Piercing
Foods enclosed in
up
out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is
Keep the outside
with
and centre of the foods.
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
wipe
Clean the outside of your
Elevating
Thick
this
clean
absorb microwave energy and
then rinse and
Shielding
aluminium foil
wipe
oven
spilled liquids stick to
or
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 of
inside of the
Food spatters
over
Large,
Keep the
wiped frequently with
a
damp
cloth.
Safety
precautions
WARNING
Please
ensure
cooking
times
subsequent DAMAGE to
1
Do not
the
operate the
oven
Do not
or
4
oven
when
oven
is
use.
by
a
qualified
empty. It is best
The water will
accidentally
Do not cook food
Do not
6
Do not
may result in FIRE and
to leave
safety
a
glass of
10
11
absorb all microwave
newspaper in
place
cause
wooden containers.
of paper towels for
cooking.
use
metal twist ties. Metal
serious
Do not
in the
operate the
oven
microwave energy
Do not
use
which may
with
a
kitchen
cause
towel,
edges
by placing
damage.
it in water
heating
time. If normal
Be certain to
place the oven so the front of the door is 8 cm or more
edge of the surface on which it is placed, to avoid accidental
the appliance.
of
the skin of
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Do not
potatoes, apples
attempt deep fat frying in your
or
any such fruit
or
oven.
Remove the
plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting.
though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film,
heating or cooking.
Note
for
napkin or any other
of the oven, which may
If the
oven
been
repaired by
door is
damaged,
qualified
a
the
oven
must mot be
operated
until it has
service technician.
a
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If smoke is observed
disconnect the
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
or
or
Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
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cause
breakage
cooking
can
leakage.
Do not rinse the turntable
may
may arc, which
shorter
13
15
damage.
obstruction between the door and the front
cause
oven
they
Before cooking, pierce
vegetable.
They
objects
may overheat and burn.
allowed
12
wrapped
instructions,
use
require
are
tipping
started.
in paper towels, unless your cook book
for the food you are cooking.
Small amounts of food
times
behind the
water in
may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
remove
9
service technician.
clothes in the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
burned if heated too long.
5
8
cooking
dry
contains
7
over
the OVEN.
be undertaken
when not in
energy, if the
3
correctly set as
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.
Repairs should only
2
are
just
after
cooking.
This
oven
keep
the
oven
from the power
18 When food is heated
or
door closed and
switch off
or
supply.
cooked in
disposable
paper or other combustible materials look at the
if the food container is deteriorating.
containers of
plastic,
frequently
to check
oven
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Question &
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
are
made to allow
light
screen
to 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
a
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
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
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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
Technical
must be earthed
Specification
MS-191MC/MS-191MCG
The wires in this mains lead
following
BLUE
are
colored in accordance with the
Power
codes
Neutral
~
BROWN
~
Live
GREEN & YELLOW
230VAC/50Hz
Input
800 W
Output
~
Microwave
Earth
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
appliance
markings identifying the
Power
may not correspond with the coloured
terminals in your plug proceed as follows:
2450 MHz
Frequency
Outside Dimension
240VAC/50Hz
(IEC705 rating standard)
483
mm(W)
X 285
mm(H) X 334 mm(D)
1250 Watts
Consumption
MS-283MC/MS-283MCG
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N
or
Colored BLACK.
Power
230VAC/50Hz
Input
The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the
Output
terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED.
Microwave
900 W
The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW
or
GREEN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E
or
Power
Consumption
(IEC705 rating standard)
2450 MHz
Frequency
Outside Dimension
240VAC/50Hz
530
mm(W)
1300 Watts
X 322
mm(H) X 385 mm(D)
1350 Watts
.
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