LG | MH6384BAB | LG MH6384BAB Owner’s Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
MICROWAVE OVEN
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
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Precautions
Precautions to avoid possible exposure to excessive microwave energy.
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
When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your microwave
oven, delayed eruptive boiling can occur without evidence of bubbling. This
could result in a sudden boil over of the hot liquid. To prevent this possibility
microwave oven could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
the following steps should be taken:
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
Do not operate your oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the
through the heating time.
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(especially the contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars) again
carefully and check the temperature of them before consumption to avoid
Your oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified
service personnel.
burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars).
Be careful when handling the container.
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
How the Microwave Oven Works
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 Menu
Auto Defrost
Defrost & Grill
Taste Saver
Energy Saving
Important safety instructions
Microwave - safe Utensils
Food characteristics & Microwave cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring Information/Technical Specifications
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.
Place the oven in the level location of your choice with
more than 85cm height but make sure there is at least
30cm of space on the top and 10cm at the rear for proper
ventilation. The front of the oven should be at least 8cm from the
edge of the surface to prevent tipping.
An exhaust outlet is located on top or side of the oven. Blocking
the outlet can damage the oven.
Unpack your oven and place it on a flat level
surface.
GLASS TRAY
ROTATING RING
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
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.
Fill a microwave safe container with
300 ml (1/2 pint) of water. Place on
the GLASS TRAY and close the oven door. If you
have any doubts about what type of container to
use please refer to page 35
Open your oven door by pulling the DOOR HANDLE.
Place the ROTATING RING inside the oven and place the
GLASS TRAY on top.
Press the START
button once
to set 30 seconds
of cooking
time.
Seconds
0,18 726
The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds
When it reaches 0, BEEP sounds. 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.
Plug in your oven for the first time.
"24H" appears on the display.
(If you want to use different option,Press TASTE SAVER
If you want to change different option after setting clock,
you have to unplug and plug it back in.)
When your oven is plugged in for the
first time or when power resumes after a
power cut, a ‘24H’ will be shown in the
display; you can 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.
Turn DIAL until display shows h
v
Press START for hour confirmation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “14:35”.
Press START.
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.
POWER
%
Power Output
HIGH
100%
800W
MEDIUM
HIGH
80%
640W
MEDIUM
60%
480W
MEDIUM
LOW
40%
320W
LOW
20%
160W
Press MICRO twice to select 640 power.
“640” appears on the display.
Turn DIAL until display shows “5:30”.
Press START.
After cooking is over, End Reminder Beep Sounds per 1 minute for
5 minutes until the oven door is opened.
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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
POWER LEVEL
(%)
USE
POW ER 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
MEDIUM LOW
* Melt butter and chocolate
* Cook less tender cuts of meat
40%
320W
LOW
* Soften butter & cheese
* Soften ice cream
* Raise yeast dough
* All thawing
20%
160W
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Micro Power
Level
Two stage
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook some food in two stages. The first stage will cook your
food for 11 minutes on HIGH; the second will cook for 35 minutes on 40%.
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Press STOP/CLEAR.
During two stages cooking the oven door
can be opened and food checked. Close
the oven door and press START and the
cooking stage will continue.
Set the power and the cooking time for stage1.
Press MICRO once to select HIGH power.
Turn DIAL until display shows “11:00”.
At the end of stage1, BEEP sounds and
stage 2 commences.
Should you wish to clear the programme
press STOP/CLEAR twice.
Set the power and the cooking time for stage2.
Press MICRO four times to select 40% power.
Turn DIAL until display shows “35:00”.
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
button.
Press 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 by repeatedly
pressing the START button.
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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 feature will allow you to brown and
crisp food quickly.
Press GRILL.
Turn DIAL until display shows “12:30”.
Press START.
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Combination
Cooking
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 .
Press Combi. three times.
“Co-3” appears on the display.
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.
Turn DIAL until display shows “25:00”.
The sheath heater grills the surface of
the food while microwave heats inside.
Moreover, preheating your oven is not
necessary.
Press START.
Be careful when removing your food because the container will be hot!
Combination Cooking Mode
CATEGORY
Co-1
Co-2
MICRO POWER (%)
20
40
HEATER POWER (%)
80
60
Co-3
60
40
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Auto
Cook
The following example shows how to cook 0.6 kg of fresh vegetable.
Press STOP/CLEAR .
AUTO COOK allows you to cook your
favorite food easily by selecting the
food type and entering the weight of the
food by press button food.
Category
Press AUTO COOK
two times to select
“Ac-2” appears on the display.
Press
AUTO COOK
Jacket Potato
time
Fresh Vegetable
times
Frozen Vegetable
times
Rice/Pasta
times
Turn DIAL knob until display
shows “0.6” kg.
Press START.
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FOOD
WEIGHT
UTENSILS
FOOD TEMP.
Jacket Potato
(Ac-1)
0.2 kg ~ 1.0 kg
Glass tray
Room temp.
Fresh Vegetable
(Ac-2)
0.2 kg ~ 0.8 kg
Microwavable
casserole dish
Room temp.
Frozen Vegetable
(Ac-3)
0.2 kg ~ 0.8 kg
Microwavable
casserole dish
Frozen
INSTRUCTIONS
Choose a medium-sized potato weighs 170-200 grams, wash and dry, and
prick potato with a fork several times. Place the potato on the glass tray.
Adjust weight and press START. After Cooking, let potato stand covered
with foil for 5 minutes.
Place vegetables in a microwavable casserole dish. Add water and wrap
it.After Cooking, able to stir and place for 2 minutes by adding more
water as follows
** 0.2-0.4 kg : 2 tablespoons
** 0.5-0.8 kg : 4 tablespoons
Place vegetables in a microwavable casserole dish. Add water and wrap
it.After Cooking, able to stir and place for 2 minutes by adding more
water as follows
** 0.2-0.4 kg : 2 tablespoons
** 0.5-0.8 kg : 4 tablespoons
Wash rice and pour water. Put rice and pour boil water into a large deep
bowl.
Rice/Pasta
(Ac-4)
0.1 kg ~ 0.3 kg
Microwavable
casserole dish
Room temp.
Weight
100g
200g
300g
Wrapping
Boil water
200ml
400ml
600ml
wrapped/drain
off a corner
**Rice– After cooking is finished, cover it for five minutes until the
water evaporates.
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Auto Menu
Operation
Auto
Menu
1
time
Cooking
tc-1
Stir-fried Squid
with yellow curry
sauce
Weight Limit
0.60 kg
Instructions
Utensil
Fire-Resistant
Glass Bowl
(2.5L)
Ingredients
Splendid squid
Onion, quartered and sliced
Red chili, diagonal sliced
Chinese celery, cut into pieces
Shallots, cut into pieces
Curry Powder
300 grams
½ head
2 chilies
2 stalks
2 stalks
2 tablespoons
Chicken egg
Evaporated milk
Oyster sauce
Sugar
Roasted chili paste
Vegetable oil for stir-fried
1
3
2
2
2
2
egg
tablespoons
tablespoons
teaspoons
tablespoons
tablespoons
Cooking:
1. Clean the squid, cut in half lengthwise, remov e inedible parts, clean again, drain, then
score the squid in a crosshatch pattern, cut into large pieces and drain.
2. P ut an egg into a bowl, pour milk, put sugar and oyster sauce, then mix together and add
curry powder, mix together again and let it rest.
3. P ut the mixture into a fi re-resistant glass bowl, add onion, red chilies, Chinese celery,
shallots and squid.
4. P lace food in the ov en.
5. Select the menu and press Start.
6. When beep sounds, remov e food out and stir well.
7. P lace food into the ov en again, press Start to continue.
When cooking time is finished, remove food from the oven and serve.
Auto
Menu
2
times
tc-2
Seafood spicy
soup
1.50 kg
Fire-Resistant
Glass Bowl
(2.5L)
Ingredients
Mussel meat
Squid 5 inch long
Tiger shrimps
Crab claws
Lemongrass
Coriander leaves
Cooking:
300 grams
3 squid
200 grams
3 claws
2 stalks
6 leaves
Galangal
Holy basil
Guinea chili, green and red
Lemon juice
Fish sauce
Chicken stock
5
½
10
3-4
2
3
1. Clean mussel meat and put into a shallow basket to drain. Peel tiger shrimps, cut
head and leave the tail, slice its back and remove a black line.
2. R emov e inedible parts of the squid and cut into wedges and let it rest.
3. Add mussel meat, squid, shrimp, crab, and mix together in a large bowl.
4. P lace food in the ov en
5. Select menu and press start.
6. When cooking time is finished, remove food from the oven and serve.
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slices
cup
chilies
tablespoons
tablespoons
cups
Auto Menu
Cooking
Operation
Auto
Menu
3
times
tc-3
Fried Sea Bass
with Stir-Fried
Onion
Weight Limit
0.3 kg
Instructions
Utensil
Fire-Resistant
Glass Bowl
Ingredients
Sea bass
Onion, quartered and sliced
Chili, red and yellow, diagonal
sliced, each
Shallots, cut into pieces
Crispy flour
Oyster sauce
300 grams
1 head
2 chilies
Seasoning sauce
Sugar
1 tablespoon
Chopped garlic
1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
Chicken stock
¼ cup
¼
stalks
cup
Vegetable oil for frying
1 cup
2
tablespoons
Vegetable oil for stir-frying
2 tablespoons
2
Cooking:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Clean fish fillets, cut into large pieces and mix thoroughly with crispy flour and let it rest.
Put vegetable oil for frying in the fire-resistant glass bowl, then place the fish.
Place food in the oven.
Select menu and press Start.
When beep sounds, flip the fish.
Place food into the oven again, then press Start to continue.
When cooking time is finished, remove fish from the oven and set aside to drain oil.
7. Put cooking oil into another fire-resistant glass bowl, then add the onion, garlic, shallots,
and chilies, then season with oyster sauce, seasoning sauce, and sugar, and stir well.
8. Pour the boil chicken stock, then place the fried fish and onion.
9. Put the food into the oven until boil. Remove from the oven, places on a plate to serve.
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Auto Menu
Operation
Auto
Menu
4
times
tc-4
Cooking
Weight Limit
Shrimps with
sauce over rice
0.40 kg
Instructions
Utensil
Fire-Resistant
Glass Bowl
(2.5L)
Ingredients
Jasmine rice
3
cups
Tiger shrimps
Light soy sauce
Dark soy sauce
Oyster sauce
Sesame oil
300 grams
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
Shiitake mushroom, soaked,
quartered
Chicken stock
Seasoning sauce
Sugar
Garlic, chopped
Chili, red, yellow, cut into
wedges
Coriander, leaves
4 mushrooms
3
1
1
2
2
cups
tablespoon
teaspoon
tablespoon
chili
2 tablespoons
2 stalks
Cornstarch for marinating
shrimp
Cornstarch, dissolved
3 tablespoons
Shallots
3 stalks
Chinese cooking wine
1 tablespoon
Dried peppercorn
½ teaspoon
Cooking:
1. Clean shrimps, peel, cut head and leave the tail, slice its back and remove the black line.
Marinating with light soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine and sesame oil.
Put cornstarch, mix well and let stand.
2. Combine all ingredients in a fire-resistant bowl and mix well.
3. Place in the oven.
4. Select menu and press Start.
5. After the cooking finished, remove from the oven, put over rice and serve.
Auto
Menu
5
times
tc-5
Curry with
featherback
fish balls
1 kg
Fire-Resistant
Glass Bowl
(2.5L)
Ingredients
Featherback meat, scraped
Red curry paste
Thai eggplant, quartered
Chili, red and yellow, diagonal
sliced, each
Fresh peppercorn
Fingerroot, julienned
200
2
4
1
grams
Coriander leaves, ripped 5 leaves
tablespoons Holy basil
1/4 cup
eggplants
Fish sauce
2 teaspoons
chili
Palm sugar
1 teaspoon
2
1/4
bunches
cup
Water
3
cups
Cooking:
1. Pound featherback meat with salted water to make sticky and let stand.
Make featherback meat to be a meatball.
2. Put water in a fire-resistant glass bowl, put featherback meatball and other ingredients in the bowl.
3. Place food in the oven.
4. Select menu and press Start.
5. After cooking finished, remove the food from the oven and serve.
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Auto Menu
Operation
Auto
Menu
6
times
tc-6
Cooking
Weight Limit
Utensil
Stewed
streaky pork
1.2 kg
Fire-Resistant
Glass Bowl
(2.5L)
Instructions
Ingredients
Streaky pork with less fat
Anises
Cinnamon 1 inch long
Garlic, slightly crushed
Dried peppercorn seed
coriander root, slightly crushed
300
4
3
5
2
2
grams
stars
sticks
cloves
teaspoons
roots
4 cups
Pork stock
2 tablespoons
Palm sugar
2 tablespoons
Light soya sauce
2 teaspoons
Black soya sauce
2 t abl es poon s
Seasoning sauce
Cheesecloth for wrapping spices
Cooking:
1. Clean streaky pork, cut into large pieces, put in a bowl. Halve light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, and
seasoning sauce to marinate with pork. Mix well and let stand about 30 minutes.
2. Put stock in a fire-resistant glass bowl, and then put other ingredients in the bowl.
3. Place food in the oven.
4. Select menuand press Start.
5. After cooking finished, remove the food from the oven and serve.
Auto
Menu
7
times
tc -7
Pudding gelatin
0.50 kg
Fire-Resistant
Glass Bowl
(2.5L)
Ingredients
Gelatin powder
1
tablespoon
Water
1½
cups
Chicken egg
2
eggs
Palm sugar
1/4
Coconut milk
1/4
cup
Pandan leaves, cut in pieces
3
leaves
cup
Cooking:
1. Mix eggs, palm sugar, coconut milk and pandan leaves with hands, strain and let stand.
2. Mix water with gelatin, stirs well, then put the mixture and stir well.
3. Place food in the oven.
4. Select menu and press Start.
5. After cooking finished, remove the food from the oven. Put in the prepared molds and
leave to hard.
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Auto Menu
Operation
Auto
Menu
8
times
Cooking
tc-8
Roasted
honey-glazed
pork ribs
Weight Limit
Utensil
0.5 kg
High Rack
Instructions
Ingredients
Pork baby back ribs
Light soya sauce
Tomato sauce
Salt
500
5
3
1
grams
tablespoons
tablespoons
teaspoon
Honey
Pineapple juice
Asian pickled vegetables
½
2
cup
tablespoons
Cooking:
1. Clean ribs, chop in 5 inches long, marinate in light soya sauce, tomato sauce, salt, honey and pineapple
juice for 30 minutes.
2. Lay the marinated ribs side-by-side on the rack for grilling in the oven.
3 Place in the oven.
4. Select menu and press Start.
5. When beep sounds, flip the ribs over.
6. Press Start to continue. After cooking finished, arrange on a plate and serve with
Asian pickled vegetables.
Auto
Menu
9
times
tc-9
Korean grilled
Meat
0.5 kg
High Rack
Ingredients
Beef tenderloin
Teriyaki sauce
Dried peppercorn
Sugar
Shallots, julienned
Ingredients for sauce
500
3
2
2
2
grams
tablespoons
teaspoons
tablespoons
tablespoons
Roasted white sesame seeds
Chinese cooking wine
Baby corn
Carrot, cut into pieces
Asparagus
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
12 ears
1 carrot
300 grams
1 tablespoon
Bird eye chili, green and red, minced
2 tablespoons
Salt
1 teaspoon
Coriander root, minced
1 tablespoon
Sugar
1 tablespoon
Garlic, minced
2 tablespoons
Pickled garlic juice
½ cup
Cooking:
1. Clean tenderloin, pat dry, slice thin, put in a mixing bowl, then put sesame, pepper, shallots,
sugar, teriyaki sauce, Chinese cooking wine and sesame oil, mix well and marinating for one hour.
2. Clean all vegetables, cut hard parts of asparagus outand remove the base of corn.
3. Prepare sauce by mixing pickled garlic juice, sugar, and salt together and stir well.
Place in the oven until boil, then remove from the oven. Put chili, coriander root, and garlic,
then mixes well. Let it stand.
4. Lay the marinated tenderloin side-by-side on the rack for grilling in the oven.
5. Place in the oven.
6. Select menu and press Start.
7. After Cooking finished, arrange on a plate and grill vegetables for just cooked. Arrange on the plate.
8. Serve with sauce.
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Auto Menu
Operation
Auto
Menu
10
times
Cooking
tc-10
Grilled teriyaki
chicken and
rice
Weight Limit
Utensil
0.5 kg
High Rack
Instructions
Ingredients
Jasmine rice
Skin on chicken breast 150 grams
Teriyaki sauce
Kimchi
3
3
½
cups
pieces
cups
Cooking:
1. Clean chicken, halve teriyaki sauce for marinating chicken, prick the chicken all over with a fork,
then marinating for 30 minutes.
2. Arrange marinated chicken side-by-side on the grill rack in the oven.
3. Place in the oven.
4. select menu and press Start.
5. When beep sounds, turn chicken over.
6. Press Start to continue. After cooking finished and remove from the oven.
7. Put rice on a plate, cut teriyaki chicken in mouth-sized pieces, set aside rice, put remaining
teriyaki sauce over as needed and serve with Kimchi.
Auto
Menu
11
times
tc-11
Steamed curry
stuffed in
grilled prawns
6 Shrimps
High Rack
Ingredients
Giant prawns 150 grams each
Shrimp, coarse minced
Spicy curry paste
Coconut milk
Coconut milk for steamed curry
6
¼
1
¾
¼
prawns
cup
tablespoons
cup
cup
Rice flour
Fish sauce
Palm sugar
Hot basil leaves
Chili, red, cut into fine strips
1 teaspoon
2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
¼ cup
1 chili
Cooking:
1. Clean prawns, slice its back and remove the black lines, then split for stuffing. Let them stand.
2. Mix coconut milk with curry paste, stirs well until curry paste dissolved in coconut milk.
3. Put shrimps and continus stir until fluffy.
4. Seasoning with fish sauce and sugar, stir well and until sugar dissolved.
5. Arrange giant prawns on the high rack for the oven, stuff hot basil leaves into the split back of prawns
and put the mixed curry in.
6. Place the food in the oven.
7. Select menu and press Start.
8. When beep sounds, turn the prawns over.
9. Place the food in the oven again and press Start to continue.
10.While grilling the prawns.
11.Place in the oven until boil, keep stir until coconut milk thicken but lumpish.
12.After the prawns cooked, put coconut milk on the steamed curry and arrange with chili.
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Auto Menu
Operation
Cooking
Weight Limit
Utensil
Auto
Menu
12
times
tc-12
Grilled splendid
squid stuffed
with seasoned
rice
4 squids
High Rack
Auto
Menu
tc-13
Baked chicken
wings in red
sauce
6 pieces
High Rack
13
times
Instructions
Ingredients
Splendid squid 6 inch long
4 grams
Bird chili, green and red, minced
1 tablespoon
Cooked brown rice
1½ cups
Garlic minced
½ tablespoon
Salt
½ teaspoon Carrot minced
2 tablespoons
Dried peppercorn
½ teaspoon Frozen spinach minced
3 tablespoons
Vegetable oil for frying
Cooking:
2 tablespoons
1. Clean squid, remove inedible parts, clean again and drain.
2. Put oil and garlic in a fire-resistant glass bowl, place in the oven until boil and garlic fragrant,
put carrot and continue until cooked.
3. Put rice and season with salt, dried peppercorn, spinach, and chili and stir well.
4. Put seasoned rice into squids but not full. Score the squid 3-4 slashes.
5. Arrange on the high rack for grilling and place in the oven.
6. Select menu and press Start.
7. When beep sounds, turn squids over.
8. Place the food in the oven again and press Start to continue.
9. After cooking finished, arrange the dish and serve with fresh vegetables.
Ingredients
Chicken wings
6 pieces
Chinese cooking wine
1 tablespoon
Garlic crushed
5 cloves
Salt
1 teaspoon
Tomato sauce
½ cup
Dried peppercorn
1 teaspoon
Light soya sauce
3 tablespoons
Water
2½ cups
Seasoning sauce
1 tablespoon
Vegetable oil
3 tablespoons
Sugar
3 tablespoons
½ cup
Vegetable oil for frying
Cooking:
1. Clean chicken winghs, remove all hairs and pat dry.
2. Marinate chicken wings in salt and peppercorn. Mix up in about 15 minutes.
3. Put oil for frying in a fire-resistant glass bowl.
4. Put chicken wings, place on the high rack and place in the oven.
5. Select menu and press Start.
6. When beep sounds, turn the chicken wings over.
7. Place the food in the oven again and press Start to continue.
8. After cooking finished, remove the food from the oven, remove chicken wings from oil and let stand.
9. Mix tomato sauce, water, sugar, Chinese cooking wine, light soya sauce and seasoning sauce together,
let them stand, then put oil and garlic in another bowl. Place in the oven until brown and fragrant.
Put a mixture of tomato sauce and continue cooking until boil.
10. Put fried chicken wings and continue cooking until the mixture cooked and little sauce
remained. Remove from the oven, arrange a dish and serve.
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Auto Menu
Cooking
Operation
Auto
Menu
14
times
tc-14
Pandan grilled
kipper
Auto
Menu
15
times
tc-15
Pork Satay
with milk
Weight Limit
Utensil
0.4 kg
High Rack
Ingredients for sauce
Ingredients
Kipper 300 grams
Garlic
1 tablespoon
1 fish
1 teaspoon
Bird eye chili, green and red
15 chili
Salt
Pandan leaves large
10 leaves
Lemon juice
2 tablespoons
Coriander root, garlic,
2 tablespoons
Fish sauce
peppercorn, pound
2 stalks
Sugar
2 tablespoons
2 teaspoons
Lemongrass
Coriander leaves ripped
5 leaves
Fresh vegetables e.g. cucumber, bok choy, basil leaves
Cooking:
1. Clean the kipper by removing fish guts, clean again and pat dry.
2. Salt the whole fish, put coriander root, lemongrass and coriander leave in the fish mouth,
and then wrap the fish with pandan leaves, let it stand.
3. Place the fish on the high rage in the oven.
4. Select menu and press Start.
5. While cooking, prepare the sauce by pounding bird eye chili with garlic then put in the bowl.
Put fish sauce, suga r, lemon juice, mix well and let it stand.
6. When beep sounds, turn over the fish.
7. Place the food in the oven again and press Start to continue.
8. After cooking finished, arrange in a dish and serve with fresh vegetables and sauce.
High Rack
Ingredients
Pork for Satay 200 grams
Evaporated milk
Salt
Black peppe r, coarse ground
Garlic minced
0.6 kg
Instructions
Cooking:
3
¼
1
1
1
pieces
cup
teaspoon
tablespoon
tablespoon
Coriander root minced
2 roots
Pork stock
¼ cup
Salted butter
1 tablespoon
Cornstarch
1 teaspoon
Vegetables stir fry with butter e.g. carrot, potato,
asparagus
1. Clean pork and pat dry.
2. Mix evaporated milk, salt, peppercorn, coriander root and galic well.
3. Put pork to marinate, prick the pork all over with a fork and marinating in a refrigerator for 1 hour.
4. Arrange the marinated pork on the high rack for grilling and put in the oven.
5. Select menu and press Start.
6. When beep sounds, turn over the pork.
7. Place the food in the oven again and press Start to continue.
8. After cooking finished, arrange in a dish and serve with vegetable stir-fry with butter.
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Auto
Defrost
The temperature and density of food varies, it is recommended 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. The
BREAD program is suitable for defrosting small items such as rolls or a small loaf. These will require a standing time to
allow the center to thaw. The following example shows how to defrost 1.4 Kg of frozen poultry.
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 4 microwave defrost
settings: - MEAT, POULTRY, FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power settings. Repeated
presses of the AUTO DEFROST button
will select a different setting.
Category
Press AUTO DEFROST twice
to select the POULTRY defrosting program.
“dEF2” shows on the display.
Enter the weight of the frozen food
that you are about to defrost.
Turn DIAL knob until the display shows “1.4”.
Press
Auto Defrost
Meat
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 sounded) unless the door is opened.
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AUTO WEIGHT DEFROST GUIDE
*
*
F o o d t o b e d e f r o s t e d s h o u l d b e i n a m i c r o w av ab l e c o n t ai n e r an d p l ac e u n c o v e r e d o n t h e g l as s t r ay .
W r ap s m al l ar e as o f m e at o r p o u l t r y w i t h fl at p i e c e s o f al u m i n u m f o i l . T h i s w i l l p r e v e n t s o m e ar e as b e c o m i n g w ar m d u r i n g d e f r o s t i n g . E n s u r e t h e
foil does not touch the oven walls.
*
S e p ar at e i t e m s l i k e m i n c e d m e at , c h o p s , s au s ag e s an d b ac o n .
*
W h e n B E E P , o p e n t h e o v e n d o o r an d t u r n t h e f o o d o v e r. R e m o v e t h e t h aw e d f o o d f r o m t h e m i c r o w av e o v e n an d p r e s s S t ar t t o c o n t i n u e d e f r o s t i n g
the remaining. At the end of the program, remove the food from the microwave oven, cover with foil and allow standing until completely thawed.
For large meat and whole chickens should stand for a minimum of 1 hour before cooking.
CATEGORY
Meat
(dEF1)
WEIGHT LIMIT
UTENSILS
0.1 ~ 4.0 kg
Microwave Ware
(Flat Plate)
Meat
Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef
burger Pork chops, Lamp chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets (2 cm)
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 5-15 minutes.
Poultry
Poultry
(dEF2)
Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts (under 2.0 kg)
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 20-30 minutes.
Fish
Fish
(dEF3)
Bread
(dEF4)
FOOD
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Seafoods
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 10-20 minutes.
0.1 ~ 0.5 kg
Paper towel
or flat plate
Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc.
Separate slices and place on paper towel or flat plate.
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 1-2 minutes.
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Defrost &
Grill
The following example shows how to cook 0.3 kg of salmon fillet.
Press STOP/CLEAR .
Defrost & Grill allows you to cook
most of your favorite food easily by
selecting the food type and entering
the weight of food.
Category
Press
DEFROST & GRILL
Salmon Fillet
time
Shrimp
times
Hamburger
Patties
times
Sausage
times
Press DEFROST & GRILL once.
“dG-1” appears on the display.
Turn DIAL knob until the display
show “0.3” kg.
Press START.
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Food
Salmon fillet
(dG-1)
Shrimp
(dG-2)
Weight
Utensil
Food Temp.
Instructions
Choose salmon fillet of 200g weight and 2.5 cm. thickness each. Frozen it.
Place food on the grill tray and the rack. Choose the menu and weight, press
START. After cooking, remove from the oven and let them stand.
0.2–0.6 kg
Freezing
0.1-0.2 kg
Freezing
1 .C l e an s h r i m p s an d p l ac e o n t h e r ac k .
2 .W h e n b e e p s o u n d s , t u r n t h e s h r i m p s o v e r.
Grill tray + rack
Hamburger
patties
(dG-3)
1-4 piece
Freezing
Place hamburger Patties on the rack. Choose the menu and weight,
press START. After cooking, remove from the oven and let them stand.
Sausage
(dG-4)
0.2-0.6 kg
Freezing
1 .C l e an an d r e m o v e t h e p l as t i c w r ap p e d t h e s au s ag e s . P l ac e o n t h e r ac k .
2 .W h e n b e e p s o u n d s , t u r n s au s ag e s o v e r.
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Taste Saver
The following example shows how to use the taste saver function to keep food temperature
at high level in 90 min.
TASTE SAVER manual
Put some food in the microwave oven,
press TASTE SAVER 2 times,
“HO-H” appears on the display.
Press START .
If you want to warm your food when
the AUTO COOK program, you can get
the warming food by pressing the key.
When the food without Auto function
need warming you can set warming at
any point by pressing the key.
Taste saver function has only one time
level-90 minutes. But the function will
stop when you open the door.
Press
Power
Display
Level “keep warming”
Low
time H -L
High
times H -H
Using TASTE SAVER after AUTO COOK
(sample)
1.Set the required AUTO COOK program.
Press START and when 5 minutes later
after the AUTO COOK program is over,
TASTE SAVER function will automatically run.
2. When the AUTO COOK is over,
you can press TASTE SAVER,
and "HO-H" appears on the display.
Press START.
*TIME display
When function is running, it will
display and then you press TASTE
SAVER again, time of function will
appear on the display.
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Energy
Saving
Press STOP/CLEAR .
“0” appears on the display.
The ECO ON feature allows you
to save energy through display
Press STOP/CLEAR or
After 5 minutes with door open or closing, display off.
off during stand-by status, or
after 5 minutes with door open
or closing, display will off
automatically.
During ECO ON status,if you press any key,display will on.
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READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to prevent the risk of fire, electric shock,
personal injury, or damage when using the oven. This guide does not cover all possible conditions
that may occur. Always contact your service agent or manufacturer about problems that you
do not understand.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “WARNING” or “CAUTION”. These word means :
WARNING
This symbol will alert you to hazards or unsafe practices which could cause serious bodily harm or death.
CAUTION
This symbol will alert you to hazards or unsafe practices which could cause bodily injury or property damage.
or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved.
WARNING
Improper use may cause damage such as a fire, electric shock or burn.
4.Accessible parts may become hot during use. Young children should be
1.Do not attempt to tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to the
door, door seals, control panel, safety interlock switches or any other part
of the oven which would involve the removal of any cover protecting
against exposure to of the microwave oven are faulty.
be undertaken by a qualified service technician.
kept away.
Repairs should only
They may get a burn.
5.L iquids or other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they
are liable to explode. Remove the plastic wrapping from food before
cooking or defrosting. Note though that in some cases food should be
Unlike other appliances, the microwave oven is a high-voltage and a highelectrical-current piece of equipment. Improper use or repair could result in
harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy or in electric shock.
covered with plastic film, for heating or cooking.
2.Do not use the oven for the purpose of dehumidification. (ex. Operating
They could burst.
the microwave oven with wet newspapers, clothes, toys, electric devices,
pet or child etc.)
6.Be certain to use proper accessories on each operation mode.
I
It can be the cause of serious damage to safety such as a fire, a burn or a
mproper use could result in damage to your oven and accessories, or could
make spark and a fire.
sudden death due to an electric shock.
3. This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above
7.T he children should not allow to play with accessories or hang down
from the door handle.
and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or
lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision
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They may get hurt.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to prevent the risk of fire, electric shock,
personal injury, or damage when using the oven. This guide does not cover all possible conditions
that may occur. Always contact your service agent or manufacturer about problems that you
do not understand.
(1) door(bent), (2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened), (3) door
seals and sealing surfaces.
WARNING
It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy.
8. If the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be operated 4. Please ensure cooking times are correctly set, Small amounts of food
until it has been repaired by a competent person.
require shorter cooking or heating time.
9. It is hazardous for anyone other than a competent person to carry out
O
ver cooking may result in the food catching on fire and subsequent
any service or repair operation that involves the removal of a cover
damage to your oven.
which gives protection against exposure to microwave energy.
5. When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your
microwave oven,
* Avoid using straight sided containers with narrow necks.
* Do not overheat.
* Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and again
halfway through the heating time.
* After heating, let it stand in the oven for a shor t time; stir or shake it
10.When the appliance is operated in the combination mode, children
should only use the oven under adult supervision due to the
temperatures generated.
CAUTION
1. You cannot operate your oven with the door open due to the safety
interlocks built into the door mechanism. It is important not to tamper
with the safety interlocks.
It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy. (Safety
again carefully and check the temperature of it before consuming to
avoid burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars).
*
interlocks automatically switch off any cooking activity when the door is
opened.)
M
icrowave heating of beverages can result in delayed eruptive boiling,
therefore care has to be taken when handling the container.
6. An exhaust outlet is located on the top, bottom or side of the oven.
Don’t block the outlet.
It could result in damage to your oven and poor cooking results.
2. Do not place any object (such as kitchen towels, napkins, etc.) between
the oven front face and the door or allow food or cleaner residue to
accumulate on sealing surfaces.
7. Do not operate the oven when empty. It is best to leave a glass of water
It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy.
in the oven when not in use. The water will safely absorb all microwave
3. D o not operate your oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important
energy, if the oven is accidentally started.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
that the oven door closes properly and that there is no damage to the:
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READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to prevent the risk of fire, electric shock,
personal injury, or damage when using the oven. This guide does not cover all possible conditions
that may occur. Always contact your service agent or manufacturer about problems that you
do not understand.
CAUTION
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
13.Bvegetable.
efore cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes, apples or any such fruit or
They could burst.
14.Do not cook eggs in their shell. Eggs in their shell and whole
8. Do not cook food wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book
contains instructions for the food you are cooking. And do not use
newspaper in place of paper towels for cooking.
hardboiled eggs should not be heated in microwave ovens since they
Improper use can cause an explosion or a fire.
may explode, even after microwave heating has ended.
9.Do not use wooden containers and ceramic containers that have metallic Pressure will build up inside the egg which will burst.
(e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always remove metal twist ties. Check that the 15.D o not attempt deep fat frying in your oven.
utensils are suitable for use in microwave ovens before use.
This could result in a sudden boil over of the hot liquid.
Metallic containers for food and beverages are not allowed during
microwave cooking.
16.I f smoke is observed (or emitted), switch off or unplug the appliance
and keep the door closed in order to stifle any flame.
They may heat-up and char. Metal objects in particular may arc in the
oven, which can cause serious damage.
It can cause serious damage such as a fire or electric shock.
10.Do not use recycled paper products.
17.When food is heated or cooked in disposable containers made of
T
plastic, paper or other combustible materials, keep an eye on the oven
and check it frequently.
hey may contain impurities which may cause sparks and/or fires when
used in cooking.
11.D o not rinse the tray and rack by placing it in water just after
cooking.
Y
18.T he temperature of accessible surfaces may be high when the
appliance is operating. Do not touch the oven door, outer cabinet,
our food may be poured due to the possibility of container
deterioration, which also can cause a fire.
This may cause breakage or damage.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
12.B e certain to place the oven so the front of the door is 8 cm or
rear cabinet, oven cavity, accessories and dishes during grill mode,
convection mode and auto cook operations, before clearing make sure
they are not hot.
more behind the edge of the surface on which it is placed, to avoid
accidental tipping of the appliance.
Improper use could result in bodily injury and oven damage.
A
s they will become hot, there is the danger of a burn unless wearing
thick culinary gloves.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to prevent the risk of fire, electric shock,
personal injury, or damage when using the oven. This guide does not cover all possible conditions
that may occur. Always contact your service agent or manufacturer about problems that you
do not understand.
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
CAUTION
which is marked with the letter
19.T he oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits should
be removed.
Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to
deterioration of the surface that could adversely affect the life of the
appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
20.Only use the temperature probe recommended for this oven.
Y
ou can not ascertain that the temperature is accurate with an unsuitable
temperature probe.
21.F ollow exact directions given by each manufacturer for their popcorn
product. Do not leave the oven unattended while the corn is being
manufacturer, a service agent or a similarly qualified person in order
to avoid potential hazards.
Improper use may cause serious electric damage.
23. This oven should not be used for commercial catering purposes.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
24. T he connection may be achieved by having the plug accessible or
popped. If corn fails to pop after the suggested times, discontinue
N
cooking.
ever use a brown paper bag for popping corn.
attempt to pop leftover kernels.
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
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
Never
Overcooking could result in the corn catching a fire.
22.T his appliance must be earthed.
T
he wires in the mains lead are colored in accordance with the
following codes
by incorporating a switch in the fixed wiring in accordance with the
wiring rules.
BLUE ~ Neutral
Using improper plug or switch can cause an electric shock or a fire.
BROWN ~ Live
25.Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance
shall not be made by children without supervision.
GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth
A
s the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not 26 .T he devices are not intended to be operated by an external timer or
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in
your plug proceed as follows:
by separate remote-control system.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to prevent the risk of fire, electric shock,
personal injury, or damage when using the oven. This guide does not cover all possible conditions
that may occur. Always contact your service agent or manufacturer about problems that you
do not understand.
CAUTION
35. According to the installation requirements set, otherwise the impact of
27. Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens.
28.T his microwave oven must not be placed in a cabinet.
29. T his microwave oven is intended to be used freestanding.
30. K eep the appliance and its cord out of reach of children less than 8
36.T his appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children)
heat, prone to danger.
with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervisionor
instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsiblefor
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their safety. hildren should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
37.Steam cleaner is not to be used.
years.
he door or the outer surface may get hot when the appliance is
31. Toperating.
32. This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar
applications such as
- staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working
environments
- farm houses
- by clients in hotels, motels and other residential environments
- bed and breakfast type environments
33. The microwave oven is intended for heating food and beverages.
D
rying of food or clothing and heating of warming pads, slippers,
sponges, damp cloth and similar may lead to risk of injury,
ignition or fire.
34. The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars are to be stirred
or shaken and the temperature is to be checked before consumption,
in order to avoid burns.
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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. Foods 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
Stirring
To Clean Your Oven
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.
5 Do not use any steam cleaner.
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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
MH638
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;
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Power Input
Output
230 V AC /50Hz
800 W (IEC60705 rating standard)
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimension
2,450 MHz
485 mm(W) X 280mm(H) X mm (D)
Power Consumption
Microwave
1,200 Watts
Grill
1,000 Watts
Combination
1,200 Watts
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