LG | MS-2343G | LG MS-2343G Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING
MS-2343G
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Precautions
Precautions to avoid
You cannot
operate your
oven
built into the door mechanism. These
cooking activity
any
microwave
It is
oven
important
Do not
food
or
Do not
oven
place
safety
when the door is
When
interlocks
automatically
switch off
oven,
a
evidence of
which in the
opened;
case
of
tamper with the safety interlocks.
object
any
between the
oven
cleaner residue to accumulate
operate your
(2) hinges and
interlocks
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
not to
door closes
safety
with the door open due to the
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
2
To
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.
3
Stir the
sided containers with
using straight
narrow
necks.
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
cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire
and subsequent damage to your oven.
ensure
bubbling.
Be careful when
Warning
Please
the
overheating
them
personnel.
over
liquid.
heating liquids,
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
turntable
or
tray is located
cooking
through openings
at the bottom of the
oven.
inside the
oven.
Contents
3
Setting
&
4~5
Installing
6
the Clock
7
Child Lock
Micro Power
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
A
Microwaves cannot pass
8
Cooking
Micro Power Level
9
Auto Cook
10~13
Timed
14
Cooking
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 Reheat
15
Auto Defrost
17
Quick Defrost
19
Microwaves do not heat
Quick Start
20
hot from the heat
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get
generated by
the food.
Precautions
21
Microwave Safe Utensils
22
Safety
Food characteristics & Microwave
A very safe
Your microwave
oven
appliance
cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring
Information/Technical
23~24
25
Specifications
26
is one of the safest of all home
appliances. When the door is opened, the oven
automatically stops producing microwaves. Microwave
energy is converted completely to heat when it enters
food, leaving no "left over" energy to harm you when
you eat your food.
3
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
in the level location of your choice with more
than 85cm height but make sure there is at least 30cm of
flat level
surface.
oven
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
ROTATING RING
4
PURPOSES
Plug
your
Make
oven
into
a
standard household socket.
Open
is the
HANDLE. Place the ROLLER REST inside 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.
Fill
a
sure
your
oven
GLASS TRAY and close the
oven
have any doubts about what
use
please
refer to
page22.
on
button
the
door. If you
type of container
to
place
one
of
your
you press the
button,you
hear
a
30S
SECON D
the DOOR
oven
top.
0 seconds.
oven
door and test the
oven
Open
temperature of the water. If
is operating the water should be warm.Be
careful when
removing
the container it may be hot.
will
BEEP and your
will start
on
by pulling
When it reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS.
time
the
time. When
door
The DISPLAY will count down f
to set 30 seconds
cooking
oven
the GLASS TRAY
Press the START
microwave safe container with
300 ml of water. Place
and
your
oven
automatically.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
5
Setting
the
You
Clock
can
set 12 hour clock.
In the
following example
Make
sure
Make
sure
I will show you how to set the time for 3:15
that you have removed all packaging from your
that you have
correctly
installed your
oven as
oven.
described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR
When your
oven
first time
when power
or
power cut,
display;
a
is
plugged
in for the
resumes
after
Press CLOCK
.
once.
a
'0' will be shown in the
you will have to reset the clock.
(or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven from the electrical socket and plug
If the clock
Enter the time
by using
the number
key pads.
it back in and reset the clock.
Example:
To set 3:15, touch number
During clock setting the colon will flash.
After setting, the colon will stop flashing.
Press CLOCK to set the time.
The clock starts
6
counting.
key pad [3], [1],
.
and
[5].
Child
Lock
Press STOP/CLEAR
Your
safety feature that
prevents accidental running of the oven.
and BEEP sounds.
Once the child lock is set, you will be
The CHILD LOCK is
oven
unable to
cooking
has
use
can
a
any functions and
take
oven
can
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR (or
now
O, START)
until "L" appears in the
display
set.
no
The time will
place.
However your child
.
disappear
on
the
display
if you have set the clock.
still open the
door!
"L" remains
displayed
to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set.
L
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR (or
"L"
disappears.
O, START)
until
You will hear BEEP when it's released.
7
Micro Power
In the
I will show you how to cook
following example
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.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Enter 5 miuntes 30 seconds
Your
oven
by touching [5], [3],
and
[0].
has ten microwave Power
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
POWER key will select a different power
level
.
Press POWER.
P-HI appears in the
display.
This is to tell you that the
oven
is set
on
HI unless
a
different power
setting
is chosen.
Press
[8]
to select power level 8.
Press START.
Two short and
display
off.
8
one
long
tone sound and the word End shows in the
window when the
cooking
time is
over.
Then the
oven
shuts itself
Your microwave
Micro Power
Level
equipped with ten power levels (11 steps including 0) to give you maximum
flexibility and control over cooking. When your cooking program is completed, a beep automatically
sounds. The table below will give you some idea of which foods are prepared at each of the various
oven
is
power levels.
Power Level
Output
(of watts)
Use
Boil water.
B
10
(High)
9
8
100%
90%
80%
ground
rown
Cook fresh fruits &
Make
70%
vegetables.
candy.
C ook fis
h,
P reheat
browning
meat &
poultry.
dis h.
precooked food.
Saute onions, celery &
Heat
All
green pepper.
reheating
Roast meat &
7
be ef.
poultry.
C ook mushrooms & shellfish.
C ook foods which contain chees e & eggs
6
60%
B ake cakes
Prepare
C ook
5
50%
muffins
,
.
eggs.
mea
t,
poultry.
Cook custard
Prepare rice,
soup.
Melt butter & chocola te.
4
40%
3
30%
All defros ting
2
20%
S often butter & cheese.
1
10%
00
.
Cook less tender cuts of meat.
Soften ice
Raise
cream.
yeast dough.
S ta
nding time.
Independent timer.
9
Auto
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook steam egg for four persons.
Cook
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press STEAM EGG twice.
AUTO COOK allows you toeasily cook
most of your favorite food by touching
the Auto Cook
press
key pad.
2 pers
4pers6pers
Cabbage with
oyster sauce
once
twice
3 times 4 times
Cooked rice
once
twice
3 times
Tom yum
soup
once
twice
3 times 4 times
once
twice
3 times
Steam egg
once
twice
3 times
Steam fish
once
twice
3 times 4 times
Soup/sauce
once
twice
3 times
Spicy chicken
curry
10
8pers
-
-
-
-
Cooking
will
begin automatically
without
pressing
the START button.
AUTO COOK MENU LIST
Ingredients
1.
Cabbage
oyster
2.
with
sauce
Cooked rice
Unit
2pers
4pers
6pers
8pers
2
3
3
3
Table spoon
2 Tea spoon
1
2
2
Table spoon
5
10
12
15
Pcs.
Mushroom
6
15
17
20
Pcs.
Oyster oil
Pepper
2
4
5
6
1/4
1/4
2
2
Vegetable oil
Fried garlic
Cabbage (Middle size)
Jusmine rice
Drinking
Water
1/2
1
1½
1½
3
4½
Table spoon
Tea spoon
-
Cup
-
Cup
Instructions
1.Put the
cabbages on the dish followed
wit h Sugar, Oyster oil, Pepper and Fried
garlic. Then mix them together.
2.Cover the dish with
close the door.
plastic wrap
then
3.Choose the menu, press start to cook
1.Soak the
jasmine
30 minutes
2.Take
only
3.Put the
rice in water for
1 hour.
~
the Jasmine rice into the bowl.
drinking
water into the bowl.
4.Choose the menu, press start to cook.
3.
Tom yum soup
2
Soup
Sliced
Galingale
Sliced Citronella
3
1
2
3
1
3
5
2
5
7
3
Cup
Pcs.
Pcs.
2
2-3
4
Pcs
Fish Sauces
3
3
4
5
Table spoon
Lime
2
2
2
3
Table spoon
4
4
5-6
6
Pcs.
2
4
6
7
Pcs.
Mushroom
100
100
200
300
Coriander
1
1
2
3
Pcs.
Tomatoes
2
2
4
5
Pcs.
Kaffir line
juice
Pounded Chili
Large
Claws
sliced
Galingale,
kaffir line
pounded
,
sliced Citronella
fish Sauces
Chili
,
large
,
lime
Claws
,
,
juice
ripped
,
mushroom
,
coriander and tomatoes.
2
Rippped
1.Put the soup into the bowl then take the
2.Choose the menu, press start to cook.
Grams.
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Ingredients
4.
Spicy
chicken
curry
Vegetables
A
2pers
oil
2
250
350
500
Water
2
2
2½
Fish
1
1
1
3
3
6
1/4
1/4
1/4
1
1
2
1
1
2
1/4
1/4
1/2
1
1
1
Egg ( Chicken)
2
4
6
Minced
shrimp
3
6
9
Chopped pork
3
6
6
1/2
1
1
2
3
4
1/4
1
2
sauce
Small
Egg plants
Egg plants
Sliced
Galingale
Stalk of pepper
Basil
Sliced Red
Steam egg
goat pepper
Drinking Water/Soup
Soy
sauce
Pepper
Chopped
Red onion
1
2
3
Chopped
Green onion
1
1
1
1
1
1
Coriander
Butter
12
1
1
Minced Chicken
5.
2 Tea spoon
6pers
1
sauce
of Chicken curry
1 Tea spoon
4pers
1
1
2
8pers
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Unit
Instructions
Table spoon
1.Put all
Table spoon
2.Choose the menu, press start to cook.
ingredients
into the bowl.
Grams
Cup
Table spoon
Pcs.
Pcs.
Table spoon
Stalks
Cup
Pcs.
Pcs.
Pcs.
Table spoon
Cup
Table spoon
Tea spoon
Table spoon
1.Hit the eggs then put it into the dish.
Stirring eggs with minced shrimp,
chopped pork ,soy sauce Pepper
Chopped red onion and Chopped green
,
,
onion.
2.Cover the dish with Plastic wrap
(Microwavable).Take the dish into
Microwave oven.Close the door.
Stalk
3.Choose the menu, press start to cook.
Pcs.
4.After
Tea spoon
menu
complete,
take the dish off
decorate it with Coriander
Ingredients
6.
Steam fish
Giant
Soy
sea
with soy
140
1
1/2
oil
4pers
260
1 ½
1/2
6pers
8pers
400
540
3
1
3½
1
Unit
Grams
Table spoon
Table spoon
Sugar
1/4
1/4
1/2
1/2
Tea spoon
Pepper
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
Tea spoon
Seasame oil
1/2
1/2
1
1
Tea spoon
Soup
1/4
1/4
1/4
1/4
1
1
2
2
Sliced green onion
1/4
1/4
1/4
1/4
Cup
Sliced red chili
1/2
1/2
1
1
Pcs.
Sliced
Steam meat
perch
sauce
Oyster
7.
2pers
Sliced
Ginger
250
500
750
Brandy
1/2
1
2
Sauce
1
2
4
pork
size
-
-
-
Instructions
1.Clean the fish and take the
2 Tea spoon
sauce
1
1 ½
Salt
1
2
2
Pepper
1
1
2
Butter
1
2
3
oil
1
2
2
water
1/4
1/4
1/4
1/2
1
Vegetable
Drinking
Wheat flour
2 Tea spoon
-
and
entrails off.
2.Put the soy
pepper
ginger
chili
on
seasame
,
oyster
oil
oil
sugar
sliced
,
,
soup
sliced green onion and sliced red
the fish.
,
,
sauce
,
,
3.Choose the menu, press start to cook.
Cup
Table spoon
Grams
1.Take the Sliced
Tea spoon
2.Take the fork
Tea spoon
Table spoon
pork
put
onto the dish.
into the
pork.
3.Put All
it in
Soy
gill
ingredients on the pork. Take
refrigerator for 30-40 minutes.
4.Take the dish off from
Refrigerator.
-
-
-
-
-
-
Tea spoon
Cover it with
Tea spoon
5.Choose the menu, press start to cook
plastic wrap (Microwavable).
Table spoon
Table spoon
Cup
Table spoon
13
Timed
Cooking
In the
following example
Make
sure
I will show you how to cook
that you have
correctly installed your
some
oven as
food
on
80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press TIME
Your
oven
has ten microwave Power
Enter 5 miuntes 30 seconds
by touching [5], [3],
and
[0].
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
POWER key will select a different power
level
.
For Two
or
Three
Stage cooking, repeat
above
Press POWER.
step 2 through 5 before touching the START pad P-HI appears in the display.
This is to tell you that the oven is set
for
additional Time and Power
every
you want to add.
program
on
HI unless a different power
setting
is chosen.
Press [8] to select power level 8.
Press START.
Two short and
one
display window
14
off.
long
tone sound and the word End shows in the
when the
cooking time
is over. Then the
oven
shuts itself
Auto
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook
0.6kg
of Ready meal.
Reheat
Press STOP/CLEAR
AUTO REHEAT allows you to cook most of
your favorite food
Auto Reheat
easily by touching
key pad.
.
Press READY MEAL four times.
the
Reheating
will
begin automatically without pressing the
START button.
15
CATEGORY
FUNCTION
AUTO
1.Ready
REHEAT
meal
WEIGHT LIMIT
UTENSIL
0.3~0.6kg
Own
(0.3kg
press once;
0.4kg
press twice;
tray
FOOD TEMP.
Refrigerated
using
Note
Cup
once;
on
the
Room
(1 cup=240ml)
bag(s), pierce
3.
Soup/
sauce
1
For stirrable
foods, stir
Non-stirrable
at
Cup
(1 cup press
once;
2 cups press twice;
3 cups press 3 times;
4 cups press 4
16
times)
(1 cup=240ml)
Room
meat
portion
and
rice/pasta
beep.
foods, it is not necessary
to stir at
beep.
the cup is microwave- safe. Place a
wooden skewer or paddle pop stick into each cup to
Make
sure
beverage surface. Heat
heating stir well before serving.
twice)
~4cups
to stand
etc.
break the
2 cups press
arrow
:
For food contained in
-
Beverage
the surface.
on
-
-
1~2cups
(1 cup press
skewer
-
portions,
2.
a
glass turntable. After cooking,
for 2-3 minutes before serving.
Stirrable e.g : Spaghetti bolognese, Beef stew
Non-stirrable e.g : Lasagne, Cottage pie
times)
press 4
Pierce
Place food
0.5kg press 3 times;
0.6kg
INSTRUCTIONS
uncovered. After
Make sure the cup is microwave- safe.
Pour the soup/sauce into a cup.
Cover with lid
or
After
stir. Allow to stand for 2 minutes with
heating,
And then stir
plastic wrap.
again.
cover.
Auto
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
example fish cooks so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while still
slightly frozen. 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
cooking.
For
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
door.
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY
Your
oven
has three microwave defrost
settings: MEAT,
"dEF2" appears
on
the
Enter the
weight
of the frozen food that you
Enter the
weight by touching [1]
defrosting
programme.
display window.
POULTRY and FISH.
each defrost
power
category has different
settings. Repeated presses of
AUTO DEFROST key will select
the
different
a
are
about to defrost.
setting.
Category
and
[4].
Press
AUTO DEFROST
Press START.
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
times
During defrosting your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds) unless the door is opened.
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AUTO DEFROST SEQUENCE LIST
FOOD
SEQUENCE
MEAT
POULTRY
FISH
*
during
For best
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
juice
defrosting
remove
beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger.
1.2
Place food in shallow
*
Food should still be
*
When it is difficult to
beginning
cm
Kg),
kg
0.1/4.0
kg
0.1/4.0
kg
roast.
Rolled roast,
Sausage.
thick)
Cut up
Breasts(boneless), Legs.
Kg)
Steaks, Whole
setting
and control of
fish, shellfish,
meat and
poultry
can cause
from its
defrosting,
but
just
like conventional
defrosting
you must check the
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.
some what icy in the centre when removed
Sliced bread should be
0.1/4.0
time.
close to the food which
*
at the
18
the
results,
steam and
*
Minced
The benefit of this Auto Defrost feature is automatic
food
*
Beef
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.
Quick
Use this function to thaw
only 0.5 kg of Minced meat very quickly.
standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example
This will
require a
defrost 0.5 kg of forzen
Defrost
will show you how to
minced meat.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight
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
door.
Your
oven
defrost
has
a
microwave
quick
Press
DEFORST to select the MEAT defrosting programme.
setting (MEAT).
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.
19
In the
following example
I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking
on
Quick
high power.
Start
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The QUICK START feature allows you to
Press QUICK START four times to select 2 minutes
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
Your
cooking
key.
After 3
with
a
oven
HIGH power.
will start before you have finished the fourth press.
touch of the QUICK START
minuts,cooking
minutes by per touch.
time will add 1
During
QUICK START cooking, you
99 minutes 59 seconds
20
on
can
extend the
by repeatedly pressing
cooking
time up to
the QUICK START key.
Safety
WARNING
Please
ensure
subsequent
1
Do not
times are
cooking
correctly set as over cooking may result in
attempt
to
make any adjustments or repairs to the
interlock switches or any other part of the oven.
tamper with,
or
It is hazardous for anyone to carry out any service or repair operation
which involves the removal of any cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy.
qualified service technician.
Do not
the
operate the
oven
Do not
or
oven
when
oven
when not in
energy, if the
3
is
use.
Repairs should only
empty. It is best
The water will
accidentally
be undertaken
to leave
a
glass of
started.
wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book
contains instructions, for the food you are cooking.
5
Do not
Do not
remove
cause
7
8
9
cooking.
may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
use
wooden containers.
of paper towels for
metal twist ties. Metal
serious
Do not
objects
oven
may arc, which
can
Do not
with
a
kitchen
a
or
since
recycled paper products
they may contain impurities
which may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
use
Do not rinse the turntable
may
cause
breakage
or
by placing
damage.
it in water
just
after
cooking.
may overheat and burn.
This
allowed
they
cooking
Be certain to
place the oven so the front of
behind the edge of the surface on which it
tipping of the appliance.
Before
heating
the door is 8
is
placed,
time. If normal
cm or more
to avoid accidental
14
Do not
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
potatoes, apples
attempt deep fat frying in your
oven
operated
17
skin of
or
Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
door
or
door seals
until it has been
If smoke is
supply
towel,
operate
napkin
any other
obstruction between the door and the front edges of the oven, which may
cause microwave energy leakage.
oven
times
are
shorter
13
damage.
the
require
cooking, pierce the
vegetable.
They
in the
Small amounts of food
12
absorb all microwave
safely
Do not cook food
place
11
a
clothes in the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
burned if heated too long.
newspaper in
10
water in
4
6
by
dry
use
Precautions
DAMAGE to the OVEN.
door, control panel, safety
2
FIRE and
keep
the
oven
18 When food is heated
or
oven.
damaged, the oven must not be
repaired by a qualified service technician.
from the power
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
or
disconnect the
cooked in
disposable
oven
containers of
paper or other combustible materials, check the oven
the possibility of the food container is deteriorating.
19
Only
allow children to
instructions have been
use
the
given
oven
so
without
Liquids or
are
plastic,
frequently due to
when
supervision
that the child is able to
safe way and understands the hazards of
20
improper
use
adequate
the
oven
in
a
use.
other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since
liable to
or
are
observed, switch off
and
any such fruit
or
they
explode.
21
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
oven.
However,
some
may contain materials that render them unsuitable
microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about
simple way to
find out if it
Place the utensil in
can
question
particular utensil,
a
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
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
not
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.
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
towards the centre
Many
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
plates
bags
of
probably
equipment.
can
kitchen
Pottery,
and sizes of microwave cookware
shapes
use
items you
but
Glassware
have
on
available. For the most
hand rather than
investing
in
stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials
the microwave test.
already
are
they
should be tested to be
are
usually
fine for
use
in your microwave oven,
sure.
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of
tempered glass cookware. However, do
tumblers or wine glasses, as these might shatter
oven
not
as
use
delicate
the food
glassware,
such
as
Some items with
warms.
be used to hold foods that
can
are
to be
quickly
reheated. However,
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the
foods will
22
eventually
warp
or
high
lead
or
iron content
not suitable for
are
cooking
utensils.
Plastic storage containers
These
CAUTION
melt
plastic containers.
they
oven as
hot
Utensils should be checked to
microwave
ovens.
ensure
that
they
are
suitable for
use
in
Food characteristics &
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
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
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
Height
edges do
cooking
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
Since the heat
such
or
roasts and
as
from microwaves tends to
generated
some
vegetables should
evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
either be
sprinkled
with water
prior
to
cooking
covered to retain moisture.
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks
cooking bony
or
cuts of meat that
fatty
quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
they do not cook unevenly and do not become
more
overcooked.
of food
Quantity
The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is
being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time.
Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe.
Shape
of food
Microwaves
cooked
penetrate only about
cm
into
food, the interior portion of thick foods are
edge of food is
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
as
the heat
2.5
generated
on
the outside travels inward.
Only
the outer
.
microwave.
Covering
A
cover
traps heat and
microwave
cling
steam which
film with
a corner
causes
food to cook
folded back to
quickly.
prevent splitting.
more
Use
a
lid
or
Browning
Meats and
lightly in their own
fat. Food that is 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 sauce is added to food, the original
flavour of the recipe is not altered.
Covering with greaseproof paper
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
poultry
and
that
if
placed
stack foods
on
cooked fifteen minutes
or
longer
will brown
spacing
Individual foods such
evenly
are
as
in the
top of
baked
oven an
one
potatoes, small cakes and hors d'oeuvres will heat more
equal distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
another.
times.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave
cooking.
Stirring
is
Stirring
of the most
of all
In conventional
important
microwaving techniques.
cooking,
food is stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved food, however, is stirred in order to
spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the outside towards the centre as the outside
one
To Clean Your Oven
1
of the food heats first.
Turning
tall foods such
bottom will cook
as
evenly.
roasts and whole chickens should be turned
It is also
so
that the
top and
spillovers will
idea to turn cut up chicken and
a
cloth to
keep
of square and
much foil and
(which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or edges
rectangular food to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too
make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause 'arcing' in the oven.
can
2
or
dense foods
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
or
membrane
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
Testing
are
include
likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
are
so
quickly
in
are
often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after
microwave
being
during standing
removed from the
time to retain heat unless
Usually the foods are covered
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.
oven.
area
clean to
by
assure a
Do not
dry.
soft cloth
panel,
hand
or
tight
a
damp
cloth
away. Crumbs and
right
lengthen cooking
times. Use
harsh
use
detergent
or
of the
oven
abrasive cleaners. The
4
immediately by
or
damage to
the
occur
no
a
oven
dry
from
operating parts
when the microwave
way indicates
kept
and
cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after
a
oven
oven
is
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
The door and door seals should be
then
glass tray
clean
open the door to prevent
conditions and in
soapy cloth
a
with soap and water then with clean water and
oven
soft cloth. This may
damp
in the dishwasher.
or
If steam accumulates inside
a
a
important to
seal. Remove greasy spatters with
paper towel. To prevent
cloth followed
humidity
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
24
3
with
microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
Foods
damp
if cooked
Food cooks
a
spillovers with
out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is
be washed
control
shell, skin
up
walls and between seal and door
oven
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
the underside
Piercing
a
wipe
Keep the outside
with
and centre of the foods.
Foods enclosed in
this
clean
spilled liquids stick to
Clean the outside of your
Elevating
Thick
wipe
oven
absorb microwave energy and
then rinse and
Shielding
aluminium foil
or
surface. It is best to
good
chops.
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
Since microwaves are attracted to the outside portion of food, it makes sense to place
thicker portions of meat, poultry and fish to the outer edge of the baking dish. This way,
thicker portions will receive the most microwave energy and the food will cook evenly.
Strips of
inside of the
Food spatters
over
Large,
Keep the
wiped frequently
with
a
damp
cloth.
Questions &
Answers
Q What's wrong when the
A There may be several
Light bulb has blown.
light will not glow?
reasons why the oven light will
Q Is it possible to popcorn in
oven
not
glow.
A
Yes, if using
Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing
holes,
or
ports,
microwave energy
microwave oven?
of the two methods described
one
below:
1
A No. The
a
made to allow
are
screen
in the door?
light to pass; they
2
do not let
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.
through.
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
Q Why does the beep tone sound when
touched?
A The
beep tone
sounds to
assure
a
pad
on
the Control Panel is
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
that the
setting
is
being properly entered.
THE SUGGESTED
TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
Q Will the microwave
A Yes.
Never
run
oven
it empty
be
or
damaged
if it
operates empty?
without the glass tray.
CAUTION
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
Q Why do eggs sometimes pop?
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
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 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.
always cook as fast as the cooking guide says?
Check your cooking guide again to make sure you've followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, chosen to help
prevent overcooking, the most common problem in getting used to a
microwave oven. Variations in the size, shape, weight and dimensions of
the food require longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along
with the cooking guide suggestions to test food condition, just as you
Q Why doesn't my
A
would do with
a
oven
conventional cooker.
25
information/
Plug wiring
Technical Specifications
Warning
This
appliance
The wires in this mains lead
following
BLUE
are
Technical
must be earthed
MS-2343G
colored in accordance with the
codes
Power
Neutral
~
BROWN
~
or
GREEN
~
Earth
correspond with the coloured
your plug proceed as follows:
not
appliance may
markings identifying the terminals
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
26
a
800 W
Microwave
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
in
230VAC/50Hz
Input
Output
Live
GREEN & YELLOW
damaged,
its service
hazard;
Specification
or
it must be
agent
or a
replaced by the
similarly qualified person
.
in
Power
2450 MHz
Frequency
Outside Dimension
Consumption
(IEC60705 rating standard)
483
mm(W) X 280 mm(H)
1200 Watts
X 376
mm(D)
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