LG | MH6344W | LG MH6344W Owner’s Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
MICROWAVE OVEN
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MH6344W
MFL61891103
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Precautions
Precautions to avoid possible exposure to excessive microwave energy.
When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your microwave
oven, overheating the liquid beyond boiling point can occur without
evidence of bubbling. This could result in a sudden boil over of the hot
liquid. To prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken:
You cannot operate your oven with the door open due to the safety interlocks
built into the door mechanism. These safety interlocks automatically switch off
any cooking activity when the door is opened; which in the case of a
microwave oven could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
1 Avoid using straight sided containers with narrow necks.
Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow
food or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
2 Do not overheat.
3 Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and again halfway
through the heating time.
Do not operate your oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the
oven door closes properly and that there is no damage to the: (1) door(bent),
(2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals and sealing
surfaces.
4 After heating, allow to stand in the oven for a short time, stir or shake
them again carefully and check the temperature of them before
consumption to avoid burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and
baby food jars).
Be careful when handling the container.
Your oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified
service personnel.
Warning
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.
Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as
over cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire
and subsequent damage to your oven.
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Contents
Precautions
Contents
Unpacking & Installing
Setting the Clock
Child Lock
Micro Power Cooking
Micro Power Level
Two Stage Cooking
Quick Start
Grill Cooking
Combination Cooking
Auto Cook
Auto Defrost
Quick Defrost
Timer
More or Less Cooking
Heating or Reheating Guide
Fresh Vegetable Guide
Grill Cooking Guide
Important Safety Instructions
Microwave - safe Utensils
Food characteristics & Microwave cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring Information/Technical Specifications
How the Microwave Oven Works
Microwaves are a form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
ordinary daylight. Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
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
microwave energy.
These microwaves enter the cooking area through openings inside the oven. A
turntable or tray is located at the bottom of the oven. Microwaves cannot pass
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 cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get
hot from the heat generated by the food.
A very safe appliance
Your microwave oven 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.
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Unpacking &
Installing
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.
Unpack your oven and place it on a flat level
surface.
Place the oven in the level location of your choice with
more than 85cm height but make sure there is at least
20cm 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 oven. Blocking the
outlet can damage the oven.
GLASS TRAY
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
ROTATING RING
GRILL RACK
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Plug your oven into a standard household socket.
Make sure your oven is the 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.
Open your oven door by pushing the Release Button.
Place the ROTATING RING inside the oven and place
the GLASS TRAY on top.
Press the START
Fill a microwave safe container with
button one time
300 ml (1/2 pint) of water. Place on
the GLASS TRAY and close the oven door. If you to set 30 seconds
have any doubts about what type of container to of cooking
time. You will
use please refer to page 26.
hear a BEEP
each time you
press the button. Your oven
will start before you have
finished the first press;
don’t worry this is normal.
The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds.
When it reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS. Open
the oven door and test the temperature of the water. If
your oven is operating the water should be warm.Be
careful when removing the container it may be hot.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
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Setting the
Clock
You can set either 12 hour clock or 24 hour clock.
In the following example I will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when using the 24 clock.
Make sure that you have removed all packaging from your oven.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
When your oven is plugged in for the
first time or when power resumes after a
power cut, a ‘0’ will be shown in the
display; you will have to reset the clock.
If the clock (or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven from the electrical socket and plug
it back in and reset the clock.
Press SET CLOCK once.
(If you want to use a 12 hour clock, Press SET CLOCK once more.
If you want to change different option after setting clock,
you have to unplug and plug it back in.)
Press 10min. fifteen times.
Press 1min. three times.
Press 10sec. five times.
If the key (10min. / 1min. / 10sec.) is pressed and held, the time will
increase rapidly.
Press SET CLOCK to set the time.
The clock starts counting.
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Child
Lock
Press STOP/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 use any functions and no
cooking can take place.
However your child can still open the
oven door!
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” appears on the display and BEEP
sounds.
The CHILD LOCK is now set.
The time will disappear on the display if you have set the clock.
“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.
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Micro Power
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook some food on 80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your oven has five microwave Power
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
MICRO key will select a different power
level.
POWER
Press
MICRO
%
Power
Output
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 MICRO twice to select 80%(640W) power.
“640” appears on the display.
Press 1min. five times.
Press 10sec. three times.
Press START.
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Micro Power
Level
Your microwave oven is equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
The table below shows the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this
microwave oven.
POWER LEVEL
USE
POWER LEVEL (%)
POWER OUTPUT
HIGH
* Boil Water
* Brown minced beef
* Cook poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
* Cook tender cuts of meat
100%
800W
MEDIUM HIGH
* All reheating
* Roast meat and poultry
* Cook mushrooms and shellfish
* Cook foods containing cheese and eggs
80%
640W
MEDIUM
* Bake cakes and scones
* Prepare eggs
* Cook custard
* Prepare rice, soup
60%
480W
DEFROST/
MEDIUM LOW
* All thawing
* Melt butter and chocolate
* Cook less tender cuts of meat
40%
320W
LOW
* Soften butter & cheese
* Soften ice cream
* Raise yeast dough
20%
160W
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Two stage
Cooking
Auto cook
In the following example I will show you how to cook some food in two stages. The first stages will cook your
food for 11 minutes on HIGH; the second will cook for 35 minutes on 320.
Auto cook
Press STOP/CLEAR.
During two stage cooking the oven door
can be opened and food checked. Close
the oven door and press START and the
cooking stage will continue.
At the end of stage1, BEEP sounds and
stage 2 commences.
Set the power and the cooking time for stage1.
(You can omit this process for HIGH power.)
Press MICRO once to select HIGH power.
Press 10min. once.
Press 1min. once.
Set the power and the cooking time for stage2.
Should you wish to clear the programme
press STOP/CLEAR twice.
Press MICRO four times to select 320 power.
Press 10min. three times.
Press 1min. five times.
Press START.
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In the following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking on high power.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The QUICK START feature allows you to
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
cooking with a touch of the START key.
Press Q-START four times to select 2 minutes on HIGH power.
Your oven will start before you have finished the fourth press.
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking time up to 10
minutes by repeatedly pressing the START key.
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Quick
Start
Grill
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to use the grill to cook some food for 12 minutes and 30 seconds.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
This model is fitted with a QUARTZ
GRILL, so preheating is not needed.
Press GRILL.
This feature will allow you to brown and
crisp food quickly.
Set the cooking time.
Press 10min. once.
Press 1min. twice.
Press 10sec. three times.
Press START.
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In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with combi mode Co-3 for a cooking time
of 25 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your oven has a combination cooking
feature which allows you to cook food
with heater and microwave at the same
time or alternately. This generally means
it takes less time to cook your food.
The quartz heater grills the surface of
the food while microwave heats inside.
Moreover, preheating your oven is not
necessary.
Press COMBI three times.
“Co-3” appears on the display.
Set the cooking time.
Press 10min. two times.
Press 1min. five times.
Press START.
When cooking you can use MORE/LESS key to increase/decrease
cooking time.
Be careful when removing your food because the container will be hot!
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Auto cook
Combination
Cooking
Auto
Cook
In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6kg of fresh vegetable.
Press 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
food.
Press AUTO COOK two times.
“Ac -2” appears on the display.
Press MORE five times to enter 0.6 kg.
Press START.
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FOOD CATEGORY
FOOD TEMP.
UTENSILS
WEIGHT LIMIT
1. JACKET POTATO
Room temp.
Glass tray
0.2 kg ~ 1.0 kg
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. After Cooking, stand covered with foil 5 minutes.
2. FRESH VEGETABLE
Room temp.
Microwavesafe bowl
0.2 kg ~ 0.8 kg
Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with wrap. After cooking, stir and allow to stand for 2 minutes.
Add amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg - 0.4kg : 2 Tablespoon
** 0.5kg - 0.8kg : 4 Tablespoon
Frozen
Microwavesafe bowl
0.2 kg ~ 0.8 kg
Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with wrap. After cooking, stir and allow to stand for 2 minutes.
Add amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg - 0.4kg : 2 Tablespoon
** 0.5kg - 0.8kg : 4 Tablespoon
4. CHILLED PIZZA
Refrigerated
High rack
0.2 kg ~ 0.4 kg
This function is for reheating leftover chilled pizza. Place chilled
pizza on the high rack over the glass tray.
After cooking, take food out immediately. Stand for 2~3 minutes.
5. FRENCH FRIES
Frozen
High rack
0.2 kg ~ 0.4 kg
Spread frozen potato products out on the heat-proof plate on the
high rack over the glass tray.
For the best results, cook in a single layer. After cooking, remove
from the oven and stand for 1~2 minutes.
Room temp.
High rack
0.2 kg ~ 0.8 kg
Wash and dry skin. Brush the chicken legs with melted
margarine or butter. Place on the high rack over the glass tray.
And then put a suitable sized dish to catch the drips under the
high rack. When BEEP, turn food over. And then press start to continue
cooking. After cooking, stand covered with foil for 2-5 minutes.
3. FROZEN VEGETABLE
6. CHICKEN PORTIONS
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INSTRUCTIONS
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
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 1.4Kg
of frozen poultry.
Auto
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weigh the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close the
oven door.
Your oven has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY, FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power settings. Repeated
presses of the AUTO DEFROST key will
select a different setting.
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY defrosting programme.
“dEF2” appears on the display window.
Enter the weight of the frozen food that you are about to defrost.
Press MORE fourteen times to enter 1.4 Kg.
Category
MEAT
Press
DEFROST
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
times
BREAD
times
Press START.
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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AUTO WEIGHT DEFROST GUIDE
* Food to be defrosted should be in a suitable microwave proof container and place uncovered on the glass turntable.
* If necessary, shield small areas of meat or poultry with flat pieces of aluminum foil. This will prevent thin areas becoming warm during defrosting. Ensure the
foil does not touch the oven walls.
* Separate items like minced meat, chops and lamb 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.
* For example joints of meat and whole chickens should STAND for a minimum of 1 hour before cooking.
Category
Weight Limit
Meat
0.1 ~ 4.0 kg
Poultry
Utensil
Microwave ware
(Flat plate)
Fish
Food
Meat
Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger
Lamp chops, Rolled roast, Cutlets(.2cm)
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 5-15 minutes.
Poultry
Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg)
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 20-30 minutes.
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 10-20 minutes.
Bread
0.1 ~ 0.5 kg
Paper towel
or flat plate
Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc.
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Quick
Defrost
Use this function to thaw only 0.5kg of Minced meat very quickly.
This will require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example will show you how to defrost
0.5kg of frozen minced meat.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close
the oven door.
Your oven has a microwave quick
defrost setting (MEAT).
Press QUICK DEFROST.
The oven will start automatically.
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 sounded) unless the door is opened.
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QUICK DEFROST GUIDE
Use this function to defrost quickly for minced meet.
Remove the meat completely from its wrapping. Place the mince onto a microwave-safe plate. When beeps, at this point remove the mince from the microwave
oven, turn the mince over and return to the microwave oven. Press start to continue. At the end of the program remove the mince from the microwave oven,
cover with foil and allow to stand 5-15 minutes or until completely thawed.
Category
Minced Meat
Weight
0.5kg
Utensil
Microwave ware
(Flat plate)
Instructions
Minced meat
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 5-15 minutes.
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Timer
In the following example I will show you how to set the timer for 15 minutes.
Auto cook
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your oven also has a Timer that can be
used for noncooking functions. When
used as an independent timer, the oven
is not running. The Timer is simply
counting down in seconds.
Press KITCHEN TIMER.
To enter amount of time you want to count down.
Press 10min. once.
Press 1min. five times.
Press START.
The time will begin counting down in the display window with no cooking
or heating in the oven. BEEP will sound and the word “End” will show in
the display window at the end of the countdown period.
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In the following example I will show you how to change the preset AUTO COOK programmes for a
longer or shorter cooking time.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
If you find that your food is over or
undercooked when using the AUTO
COOK programme, you can increase or
decrease cooking time by pressing the
MORE/LESS key.
When cooking without Auto function you
can extend the cooking time at any point
by pressing MORE/LESS key.
There is no need to stop the cooking
process.
Set the required AUTO COOK programme.
(Select weight of food.)
Press START.
Press MORE.
The cooking time will increase by 10 seconds for each press of the key.
Press LESS.
The cooking time will decrease by 10 seconds for each press of the key.
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More or Less
Cooking
Heating or Reheating
Guide
Item
Sliced meat
3 slices
(0.5cm thick)
Chicken pieces
1 breast
1 leg and thigh
Cook time
(at HIGH)
1~2 minutes
To heat or reheat successfully in the microwave, it is important to follow several guidelines. Measure the amount of
food in order to determine the time needed to reheat. Arrange the food in a circular pattern for best results. Room
temperature food will heat faster than refrigerated food. Canned foods should be taken out of the can and placed in a
microwavable container. The food will be heated more evenly if covered with a microwavable lid or vented plastic
wrap. Remove cover carefully to prevent steam burns. Use the following chart as a guide for reheating cooked food.
Special Instructions
Place sliced meat on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
• Note: Gravy or sauce helps to keep meat juicy.
1~2 minutes
Place fish on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Lasagne
1 serving(300g)
4~6 minutes
Place lasagne on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Casserole
cream or cheese
1 cup
4 cups
Mashed potatoes
1 cup
4 cups
Baked beans
1 cup
2~3 minutes Place chicken pieces on microwavable plate.
3~31/2 minutes Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Fish fillet
(170-230g)
Casserole
1 cup
4 cups
Item
Cook time
(at HIGH)
Special Instructions
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
21/2~31/2 minutes Stir once halfway through cooking.
6~9 minutes
11/2~3 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Ravioli or pasta in sauce
1 cup
21/2~4 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
4 cups
71/2~11minutes Stir once halfway through cooking.
Rice
1 cup
4 cups
11/2~3 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
41/2~7minutes Stir once halfway through cooking.
1~11/2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
31/2~5 minutes Stir once halfway through cooking.
Sandwich roll or bun
1 roll
15~30 seconds Wrap in paper towel and place on glass tray.
Vegetables
1 cup
4 cups
1~21/2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
31/2~6 minutes Stir once halfway through cooking.
Soup
1 serving (8 oz.)
Sloppy Joe or
1~21/2 minutes Reheat filling and bun separately.
Barbecued beef
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
1 sandwich
Stir once. Heat bun as directed in chart below.
(1/2 cup meat filling)
without bun
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11/2~21/2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
31/2~51/2 minutes Stir once halfway through cooking.
11/2~2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Fresh Vegetable
Guide
Vegetable
Artichokes
(230g each)
Cook time
Amount (at HIGH)
2 medium 41/2 ~ 7
4 medium 10 ~ 12
Instructions
Standing
Time
Instructions
Standing
Time
Corn, Fresh
2 ears
Add 1 cup water. Cover.
Mushrooms,
Fresh, Sliced
230g
Parsnips, Fresh,
Sliced
450g
4~7
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3 minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
Peas, Green,
Fresh
4 cups
6~9
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3 minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
4~9
6~ 12
Pierce potatoes several times with fork. 2~3 minutes
Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
450g
21/2 ~ 6
Green Beans
450g
7 ~ 11
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole 2~3 minutes
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Beats, Fresh
450g
11 ~ 16
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3 minutes
casserole dish. Rearrange halfway
through cooking.
2~3 minutes
Place broccoli in baking dish.
Add 1/2 cup water.
2~3 minutes
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered
2~3 minutes
450g
5~8
Cabbage, Fresh,
Chopped
450g
51/2~71/2
Carrots, Fresh,
Sliced
200g
Cauliflower,
Fresh, Whole
450g
5~7
Trim. Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre
covered casserole dish. Stir halfway
through cooking.
2~3 minutes
Fresh, Flowerettes
Celery, Fresh,
Sliced
2 cups
4 cups
11 ~ 16
Slice. Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre
covered casserole dish. Stir halfway
through cooking.
2~3 minutes
Sweet Potatoes 2 medium
Whole Baking
4 medium
(170~230g each)
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
2~3
Cook time
Amount (at HIGH)
Trim. Add 2 tsp water and 2 tsp juice. 2~3 minutes
Cover.
Asparagus,
Fresh, Spears
Broccoli, Fresh,
Spears
Vegetable
4~8
Husk. Add 2 tbsp water in 1.5 litre
baking dish. Cover.
11/2 ~ 21/2 Place mushrooms in 1.5 litre covered
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
2~3 minutes
2~3 minutes
White potatoes, 2 potatoes 51/2 ~ 71/2 Pierce potatoes several times with fork. 2~3 minutes
Whole Baking 4 potatoes 91/2 ~ 14 Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
(170~230g each)
Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3 minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
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Spinach, Fresh,
Leaf
450g
41/2 ~ 71/2 Add 1/2 cup water in 2 litre covered
casserole dish.
Courgette, Fresh,
Sliced
450g
41/2 ~ 71/2 Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered
casserole dish. Stir halfway through 2~3 minutes
cooking.
Courgette, Fresh,
Whole
450g
6~9
Pierce. Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn courgette over and rearrange
halfway through cooking.
2~3 minutes
2~3 minutes
Grill Cooking
Guide
Directions for grilling meat on grill
• Trim excess fat from meat. Cut fat, making sure you do not cut into the lean.
(This will stop the fat curling.)
• Arrange on the rack. Brush with melted butter or oil.
• Halfway through, turn the meat over.
Item
Weight
Approx. cooking time
( in minutes)
Beefburgers
50g x 2
100g x 2
13-16
19-23
Beefsteaks
(2.5cm (1”) thick)
Rare
Medium
Well
230g x 2
230g x 2
230g x 2
18-20
22-24
26-28
Lamb chops
(2.5cm (1”) thick)
230g x 2
25-32
Directions for grilling fish and seafood
Place fish and seafood on the rack. Whole fish should be scored diagonally on both sides
before grilling. Brush fish and seafood with melted butter, margarine or oil before and
during cooking. This helps stop the fish drying out. Grill for times recommended in the chart.
Whole fish and fish steaks should be carefully turned over halfway through grilling time. If
desired thick fillets can also be turned halfway.
Hints
Item
Weight
Approx. cooking time
( in minutes)
Baste with oil or melted
butter. Thin items should
be placed on the grill
rack. Thick items can be
placed on to a drip
tray. Turn food over
after half the cooking
time.
Fish fillets
1 cm (1/2”) thick
1.5cm (1/2”) thick
230g
230g
17-21
20-24
Fish steaks
2.5 cm (1”) thick
230g
24-28
225-350g each
450g
16-20
24-28
Allow extra time for thick
and oily fish.
450g
450g
16-20
16-20
Baste well during
cooking.
Whole fish
Scallops
Prawns uncooked
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Hints
Brush with melted butter
and turn over halfway
through cooking.
WARNING
Please ensure cooking times are correctly
set as over cooking may result in FIRE and
subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN.
Important safety instructions
Read carefully and keep for future reference
1 Do not attempt to tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to the
door, control panel, safety interlock switches or any other part of the oven.
It is hazardous for anyone to carry out any service or repair operation
which involves the removal of any cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy. Repairs should only be undertaken by a
qualified service technician.
2 Do not operate the oven when empty. It is best to leave a glass of water in
the oven when not in use. The water will safely absorb all microwave
energy, if the oven is accidentally started.
3 Do not use the oven for the purpose of dehumidification. It can be the cause
of serious damage of safety. (ex. Operating the microwave oven with the
wet newspapers, clothes, toys, pet or portable electric devices, etc.)
4 Do not cook food wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book contains
instructions, for the food you are cooking.
5 Do not use newspaper in place of paper towels for cooking.
6 Do not use wooden containers. They may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
remove metal twist ties. Metal objects in the oven may arc, which can cause
serious damage.
7 Do not operate the oven with a kitchen towel, a napkin or any other
obstruction between the door and the front edges of the oven, which may
cause microwave energy leakage.
8 Do not use recycled paper products since they may contain impurities which
may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
9 Do not rinse the turntable by placing it in water just after cooking. This may
cause breakage or damage.
10 Small amounts of food require shorter cooking or heating time. If normal
times are allowed they may overheat and burn.
11 Be certain to place the oven so the front of the door is 8 cm or more
behind the edge of the surface on which it is placed, to avoid accidental
tipping of the appliance.
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12 Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes, apples or any such fruit or
vegetable.
13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg which
will burst.
14 Do not attempt deep fat frying in your oven.
15 Remove the plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting. Note
though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film, for
heating or cooking.
16 If the oven door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be
operated until it has been repaired by a qualified service technician.
17 If smoke is observed, switch off or disconnect the oven from the power
supply and keep the oven door closed in order to stifle any flames.
18 When food is heated or cooked in disposable containers of plastic, paper
or other combustible materials, check the oven frequently due to the
possibility of the food container is deteriorating.
19 Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when adequate
instructions have been given so that the child is able to use the oven in a
safe way and understands the hazards of improper use.
20 Liquids or other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they
are liable to explode.
21 Do not operate the oven, if the door seals and adjacent parts of the
microwave oven are faulty, until the oven has been repaired by a qualified
service technician.
22 Check the utensils are suitable for use in microwave ovens before use.
23 Do not touch the oven door, outer cabinet, rear cabinet, oven cavity,
accessories and dishes during grill mode, convection mode and auto cook
operations, unless wearing thick oven gloves, as they will become hot.
Before clearing make sure they are not hot.
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils in your
microwave oven
Paper
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
oven and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning.
Most heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your microwave
oven. However, some may contain materials that render them unsuitable as
microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about a particular utensil, there’s a
simple way to find out if it can be used in your microwave oven.
Place the utensil in question next to a glass bowl filled with water in the microwave
oven. Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does
not change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use in the microwave oven. You
probably have many items on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as
cooking equipment in your microwave oven. Just read through the following
checklist.
Plastic cooking bags
Provided they are made specially for 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
rupture.
Plastic microwave cookware
A variety of shapes and sizes of microwave cookware are available. For the most
part, you can probably use items you already have on hand rather than investing in
new kitchen equipment.
Dinner plates
Pottery, stoneware and ceramic
Many kinds of dinner-ware are microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
manufacturer’s literature or perform the microwave test.
Containers made of these materials are usually fine for use in your microwave oven,
but they should be tested to be sure.
Glassware
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of
oven tempered glass cookware. However, do not use delicate glassware, such as
tumblers or wine glasses, as these might shatter as the food warms.
CAUTION
Some items with high lead or iron content are not suitable for cooking
utensils.
Utensils should be checked to ensure that they are suitable for use in
microwave ovens.
Plastic storage containers
These can be used to hold foods that are to be quickly reheated. However, they
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the oven as hot
foods will eventually warp or melt plastic containers.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Moisture content of food
Keeping an eye on things
Since the heat generated from microwaves tends to evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
such as roasts and some vegetables should either be sprinkled with water prior to cooking
or covered to retain moisture.
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.
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks more quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
cooking bony or fatty cuts of meat that they do not cook unevenly and do not become
overcooked.
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.
Factors affecting microwave cooking times
Many factors affect cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
makes a big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold
butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with
ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range
of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains under-cooked at the
lower end of the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook your food beyond
the maximum time given, according to personal preference. The governing
philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be conservative in giving
cooking times. While overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes,
particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed
from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When
allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the
oven as the heat trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels
inward. If the food is left in the oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer
portions will become overcooked or even burnt. You will become increasingly skilful
in estimating both cooking and standing times for various foods.
Shape of food
Microwaves penetrate only about 2.cm into food, the interior portion of thick foods are
cooked as the heat generated on the outside travels inward. Only the outer edge of food in
cooked by microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
for a food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the
centre is even warm . Round thin foods and ring shaped foods cook successfully in the
microwave.
Covering
A cover traps heat and steam which causes food to cook more quickly. Use a lid or
microwave cling film with a corner folded back to prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and poultry that are cooked fifteen minutes or longer will brown lightly in their own
fat. Food that are cooked for a shorter period of time may be brushed with a browning
sauce such as worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing
colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning sauces are added to food the original
flavour of the recipe is not altered.
Density of food
Covering with greaseproof paper
Light, porous food such as cakes and breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense
foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous
food that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle.
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering and helps food retain some heat. But
because it makes a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
Arranging and spacing
Height of food
Individual foods such as baked potatoes, small cakes and hors d’oeuvres will heat more
evenly if placed in the oven an equal distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
stack foods on top of one another.
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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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking.
To Clean Your Oven
Stirring
Stirring is one of the most important of all microwaving techniques. In conventional cooking,
food is stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved food, however, is stirred in order to
spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the outside towards the centre as the outside
of the food heats first.
1 Keep the inside of the oven clean
Food spatters or spilled liquids stick to oven walls and between seal and door
surface. It is best to wipe up spillovers with a damp cloth right away. Crumbs and
spillovers will absorb microwave energy and lengthen cooking times. Use a damp
cloth to wipe out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is important to
keep this area clean to assure a tight seal. Remove greasy spatters with a soapy cloth
then rinse and dry. Do not use harsh detergent or abrasive cleaners. The glass tray
can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher.
Turning over
Large, tall foods such as roasts and whole chickens should be turned so that the top and
bottom will cook evenly. It is also a 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.
Shielding
Strips of aluminium foil (which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or edges
of square and rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too
much foil and make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause ‘arcing’ in the oven.
2 Keep the outside of the oven clean
Clean the outside of your oven with soap and water then with clean water and dry
with a soft cloth or paper towel. To prevent damage to the operating parts inside the
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation openings. To clean
control panel, open the door to prevent oven from accidentally starting, and wipe a
damp cloth followed immediately by a dry cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after cleaning.
Elevating
Thick or dense foods can be elevated so that microwaves can be absorbed by the underside
and centre of the foods.
Piercing
Foods enclosed in a shell, skin or membrane are likely to burst in the oven unless they are
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods include yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
and whole vegetables and fruits.
3 If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the oven door, wipe the panels
with a soft cloth. This may occur when the microwave oven is operated under high
humidity conditions and in no way indicates a malfunction of the unit.
Testing if cooked
Food cooks so quickly in a microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
are left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
poultry, are removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish
cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 50F (30C)
and 150F (80C) during standing time.
4 The door and door seals should be kept clean. Use only warm, soapy water, rinse
then 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.
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.
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Questions &
Answers
Q What’s wrong when the oven light will not glow?
A There may be several reasons why the oven light will not glow.
Light bulb has blown
Door is not closed
Q Is it possible to pop corn in a microwave oven?
A Yes, if using one of the two methods described
below
1 Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for microwave cooking.
2 Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific
times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product.
Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing screen in the door?
A No. The holes, or ports, are made to allow light to pass; they do not let
microwave energy through.
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
Q Why does the beep tone sound when a pad on the Control Panel is
touched?
A The beep tone sounds to assure that the setting is being properly entered.
Q Will the microwave oven be damaged if it operates empty?
A Yes Never run it empty or 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.
Q Why doesn’t my oven always cook as fast as the cooking guide says?
A 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
would do with a conventional cooker.
Q Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
A 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.
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Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Warning
Technical Specification
This appliance must be earthed
The wires in this mains lead are colored in accordance with the
following codes
BLUE ~ Neutral
BROWN ~ Live
GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth
MH6344W
Power Input
Output
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimension
Power Consumption
Microwave
Grill
Combination
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may
not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your plug proceed as 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 or
.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified person in
order to avoid a hazard;
For Singapore If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a
special cord or assembly available from the manufacturer or its service
agent.
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220V AC~ 50Hz
800 W (IEC60705 rating standard)
2,450 MHz
483 mm(W) X 285 mm(H) X 400 mm(D)
1200 Watts
1000 Watts
2150 Watts
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