LG | MS-2347B | LG MS-2347B Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNER’S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING
MS-2347B
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 stop
any cooking activity when the door is opened; to prevent harmful
exposure to microwave energy.
It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow
food or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
Do not operate your oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the
oven door closes properly and that there is no damage to the: (1) door(bent),
(2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals and sealing
surfaces.
Your oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified
service personnel.
Warning
Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as
over cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire
and causing damage to your oven.
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When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your microwave
oven, delayed disruptive boiling can occur without
evidence of bubbling. This could result in a sudden boil over of the hot
liquid. To prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken:
1 Avoid using straight sided containers with narrow necks.
2 Do not overheat.
3 Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and again halfway
through the heating time.
4 After heating, allow food to stand in the oven for a short time, stir or shake
them and check the temperature of the food before
consumption to avoid burns (especially, the contents of feeding bottles and
baby food jars).
Be careful when handling the container.
Warning
Always allow food to stand after being cooked by
microwaves and check the temperature of them
before consumption, especially contents of feeding
bottles and baby food jars.
Contents
How the Microwave Oven Works
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 the metal walls of the oven, but they can penetrate materials such as
glass, porcelain and paper, the materials out of which microwave-safe
cooking dishes are made.
Microwaves do not heat up cookware, It is the heat from the food that made
the cookwares hot.
A very safe appliance
Precautions
Contents
Unpacking & Installing
Setting the Clock
Child Lock
Micro Power Cooking
Micro Power Level
Auto Cook
Timed Cooking
Auto Reheat
Auto Defrost
Q uick Defrost
Quick Start
Safety Precautions
Microwave Safe Utensils
Food characteristics & Microwave cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring Information/Technical Specifications
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4~5
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10 ~ 13
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23 ~ 24
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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 if your oven is operating
properly. Please pay particular attention to the guidance on where to install your oven. When unpacking your
oven make sure to remove all accessories and packaging. Please check to make sure that your oven has not been
damaged during delivery.
Unpack your oven and place it on a flat level
surface.
Place the oven in the level location of your choice with more
than 85cm height but make sure there is at least 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.
GLASS TRAY
ROTATING RING
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THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
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 re-plug it back in.
Fill a microwave safe container with
300 ml of water. Place it on the
GLASS TRAY and close the oven door. If you
have doubts about what type of container to
use, please refer to page22.
Open your oven door by pulling the DOOR
HANDLE. Place the ROTATING RING inside the oven
and place the GLASS TRAY of it.
Press the START
button once
to set 30 seconds
of cooking
30
time. When
SECONDS
you press the
button,you will
hear a BEEP sound and your
oven will start cooking
automatically.
The LED screen will show the count down of
the cooking time from 30 seconds.
When it recahes 0, it will BEEP.Open the oven
door and test the temperature of the water. If you oven
is operating properly the water shuold 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 the clock in 12 hour clock setting.
In the following example, we will show you how to set the time for 3:15 in 12 hr. clock setting .
Make sure you have removed all the packaging from your oven.
Make sure you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR .
When your oven is plugged in for the
first time or when power resumes after a
power cut, a ‘0’ will be shown in the
display; you have to reset the clock.
If the clock (or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven from the electrical socket and plug
it back in and reset the clock.
Press CLOCK once.
Enter the time by using the number key pads.
Example: To set 3:15, press number key pad [3], [1], and [5].
During clock setting the colon will flash.
After setting the clock, the colon will
stop flashing.
Press CLOCK to set the time.
The clock starts running.
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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 (or O, START) until “L” appears on the screen
and there is a BEEP sound.
The CHILD LOCK is now set.
The time will disappear on the screen if you have set the clock.
“L” will show on the screen to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set.
L
To cancel CHILD LOCK, press and hold STOP/CLEAR (or O, START) until
“L” disappears. You will hear a BEEP sound when the function is cancelled.
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Micro Power
Cooking
In the following example, we will show you how to cook some food on 80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Make sure you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Enter 5 miuntes 30 seconds by pressing [5], [3], and [0].
Your oven has ten microwave Power
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated pressing of the
POWER key will select a different power
level .
Press POWER.
P-HI appears on the screen.
This is to tell you that the oven is now set on HIGH pwer.
Press [8] to select power level 8.
Press START.
At the end of the cooking process,the oven will give out two short and one
long BEEP sound, and the word "End" will appear on the screen.
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Your microwave oven is equipped with ten power levels (11 steps including 0) to give you maximum
flexibility and control over cooking. There will be BEEP sound to inform you when the cooking process has ended.
The table below will give you some idea of which foods are prepared at what power levels.
P ower L evel
Output
(of watts )
Micro Power
Level
Us e
10
(High)
100%
Boil water.
Brown ground beef.
Cook fresh fruits & vegetables.
Make candy.
Cook fish, meat&poultry .
Preheat browning dish.
9
90%
Heat precooked food.
Saute onions,celery & green pepper
8
80%
All reheating
7
70%
Roast meat & poultry.
Cook mus hrooms & s hellfis h.
Cook foods which contain chees e & eggs .
6
60%
Bake cakes, muffins.
Prepare eggs.
5
50%
Cook meat, poultry.
Cook cus tard.
Prepare rice, s oup.
4
40%
Melt butter & chocolate.
Cook les s tender cuts of meat.
3
30%
All defros ting
2
20%
Soften butter & cheese.
1
10%
Soften ice cream.
Raise yeast dough.
0
0
Standing time.
Independent timer.
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Auto
Cook
In the following example, we will show you how to cook steam egg for four persons.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
AUTO COOK allows you to easily cook
most of your favorite food by selecting
the Auto Cook key pad.
Press STEAM EGG twice.
2 pers 4 pers 6 pers 8 pers
press
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Cabbage with
oyster Sauce
Cooked Rice
Tom yum
Soup
Spicy chicken
Curry
Steam Egg
once
twice 3 times 4 times
once
twice 3 times -
once
twice 3 times 4 times
once
twice 3 times -
once
twice 3 times -
Steam Fish
once
twice 3 times 4 times
Steam Meat
with Soy
once
twice 3 times -
Cooking will begin automatically without having to pressing the START button.
AUTO COOK MENU LIST
Ingredients
1. Cabbage with
oyster Sauce
Vegetable oil
Fried garlic
Cabbage (Medium size)
Mushroom
Oyster oil
Pepper
2. Cooked Rice
Rice
Drinking water
Unit
Instructions
2pers
4pers
6pers
8pers
2
2 Tea spoon
5
6
2
1/4
3
1
10
15
4
1/4
3
2
12
17
5
2
3
2
15
20
6
2
Table spoon 1.Put the cabbages on the dish, add in
Sugar, Oyster oil, Pepper and Fried
Table spoon
garlic. Mix them together.
Pcs.
2.Cover
the dish with plastic wrap.
Pcs.
Close the door.
Table spoon
Tea spoon 3.Press "Cabbage with oyster sauce" key
1/2
1½
1
3
1½
4½
-
Cup
Cup
1.Soak the rice in water for
30 minutes ~ 1 hour.
2.Drain the water and put the rice in deep large bowl
3.Pour the drinking water into the bowl.
4.Press "Cooked Rice" key
3. Tom yum Soup
Stock/water
2
2
3
5
Cup
Sliced Galingale
3
3
5
7
Pcs.
Sliced Citronella
1
1
2
3
Pcs.
Shredded Kaffir lime leave
2
2
2-3
4
Pcs
Fish sauce
3
3
4
5
Table spoon
Lime juice
2
2
2
3
Table spoon
Pounded Chili
4
4
5-6
6
Pcs.
Large Claws
2
4
6
7
Pcs.
Mushroom
100
100
200
300
Coriander
1
1
2
3
Pcs.
Tomatoes
2
2
4
5
Pcs.
1.Pour water/stock into a bowl, add in
sliced Galingale, sliced Citronella , shredded
Kaffir lime leave , fish Sauce , lime juice ,
pounded Chili , large Claws , mushroom ,
coriander and tomatoes.
2.Press "Tom yum soup" key
Grams.
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Ingredients
4. Spicy chicken
Curry
Vegetables oil
1 Tea spoon 2 Tea spoon
6pers
8pers
1
-
1
350
2
500
Water
2
2
2½
Fish sauce
1
1
1
Small egg plants
3
3
6
Sliced Galingale
1
1
2
Basil
Sliced red goat pepper
1
1
2
1/4
1/4
1/2
1
1
1
Egg (Chicken)
2
4
6
Shrimp(sliced)
3
6
9
3
6
6
1/2
1
1
Minced pork
Drinking Water/Stock
Soy sauce
2
3
4
1/4
1
2
Chopped Red onion
1
2
3
Chopped spring onion
1
1
1
Coriander
1
1
1
Butter
1
1
2
Pepper
12
4pers
1
250
Chicken curry paste
Chicken pieces
Stalk of pepper
5. Steam Egg
2pers
-
Unit
Instructions
Table spoon
1.Put all ingredients into large bowl.
Table spoon
Grams
2.Press "Spicy Chicken Curry" key
Cup
Table spoon
Pcs.
Table spoon
Stalks
Cup
Pcs.
Pcs.
1.Beat the eggs and put it in a dish.
Add in sliced shrimp,
minced pork ,soy sauce , pepper ,
Table spoon
chopped onion and chopped spring
Cup
onion.
Table spoon 2.Cover the dish with plastic wrap
Pcs.
Tea spoon
(Microwavable).
Table spoon
Stalk
3.Press "Steam Egg" key.
Pcs.
4.Serve dish with coriander
Tea spoon
Ingredients
6. Steam Fish
7. Steam meat
with Soy
Unit
Instructions
2pers
4pers
6pers
8pers
140
260
400
540
Soy sauce
1
1½
3
3½
Oyster oil
1/2
1/2
1
1
Sugar
1/4
1/4
1/2
1/2
Pepper
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
Seasame oil
1/2
1/2
1
1
Stock/water
1/4
1/4
1/4
1/4
Cup
Sliced ginger
1
1
2
2
Table spoon
Chopped spring onion
1/4
1/4
1/4
1/4
Cup
Sliced red chili
1/2
1/2
1
1
Pcs.
Sliced pork
250
500
750
Grams
1.Put the sliced meat in a dish.
Brandy
1/2
1
2
-
Tea spoon
2.Pierce the meat with a fork.
1
1½
-
Table spoon
3.Marinate the meat with all ingreclients
Refrigerate for 30-40 minutes.
Tea spoon
4.Take the dish from Refrigerator.
Tea spoon
Cover it with plastic wrap (Microwavable).
Giant sea perch
Soy sauce
2 Tea spoon
Salt
1
2
2
Pepper
1
1
2
Butter
1
2
3
Vegetable oil
1
2
2
1/4
1/4
1/4
1/2
1
Drinking water
Wheat flour
2 Tea spoon
-
Grams
1.Clean the fish, take the gill and
entrails off.
2.Put soy sauce , oyster oil , sugar ,
pepper , seasame oil , stock/water , sliced
Table spoon
ginger , chopped spring onion and sliced red
Tea spoon
chili on the fish.
3.Press "Steam Fish" key
Tea spoon
Table spoon
Tea spoon
Table spoon 5.Press "Steam Meat with Soy" key
Table spoon
Cup
Table spoon
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Timed
Cooking
In the following example,we will show you how to cook food on 80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Make sure you have correctly installed your oven as described
earlier in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press TIME
Your oven has ten microwave Power
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated pressing of the
POWER key will select a different power
level .
Enter 5 miuntes 30 seconds by pressing [5], [3], and [0].
For 2 or 3 stage cooking,repeat
Press POWER.
P-HI appears on the screen.
This is to tell you that the oven is now set on HI.
step 2 to 5 for every additional Time and Power
you want to add. Thereafter, press start.
Press [8] to select power level 8.
Press START.
At the end of cooking process,the oven will give out two short and one
long tone, and the word "End" will appear on the display screen.
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In the following example, we will show you how to heat up 0.6kg of Ready meal.
Auto
Reheat
Press STOP/CLEAR .
AUTO REHEAT allows you to heat up most of Press READY MEAL four times.
your favorite food easily by pressing the
Auto Reheat key .
Reheating will begin automatically without having to press the START button.
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FUNCTION
CATEGORY
AUTO 1.Ready
REHEAT
Meal
WEIGHT LIMIT
UTENSIL
0.3 ~ 0.6 kg
(0.3kg press once;
Microwave-
0.4kg press twice;
safe dish
0.5kg press 3 times;
0.6kg press 4 times)
2. Beverage
1 ~ 2 cups
(1 cup press once;
Microwavesafe cup
FOOD TEMP.
Refrigerated Pierce the surface of food with a fork.
Place food on the glass turntable. After cooking, allow it to stand
for 2-3 minutes before serving.
- Stirrable e.g : Spaghetti bolognese, Beef stew
- Non-stirrable e.g : Lasagne, Cottage pie
Note :
For food contained in bag(s), pierce meat portion and rice/pasta
portions, etc.
- For stirrable foods, stir at Beep.
- Non-stirrable foods, continue the heating process at Beep.
Room
Make sure the cup is microwave- safe. Place a
wooden skewer or paddle pop stick in each cup to
break the beverage surface. Heat uncovered. After
heating stir well before serving.
Room
Make sure the cup is microwave- safe.
Pour the soup/sauce into a cup.
Cover with lid or plastic wrap.
After heating, stir. Allow it to stand for 2 minutes with cover.
And stir again before consumption.
(1 cup=240ml)
2 cups press twice)
3. Soup/
Sauce
1 ~ 4 cups
(1 cup press once;
2 cups press twice;
3 cups press 3 times;
4 cups press 4 times)
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Microwavesafe cup
(1 cup=240ml)
INSTRUCTIONS
Auto
Defrost
The temperature and density of food varies, we would recommend to check the food before cooking
commences. Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be completely
thawed before cooking. For example fish cooks so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while it
is still slightly frozen. This will require a standing time to allow the centre to thaw. In the following example, we
will show you how to defrost 1.4 kg of frozen poultry.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weigh the food. Be certain to remove any, metallic ties or wraps.
Place the food inside the oven and close the oven door.
Your oven has three microwave defrost
settings: MEAT, POULTRY and FISH.
Each defrost category has different
power settings. Repeated pressing of the
AUTO DEFROST key will select a different
setting.
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY defrosting programme.
“dEF2” will appear on the screen.
Enter the weight of the frozen food that you are defrosting.
Enter the weight by pressing [1] and [4].
Category
Press
AUTO DEFROST
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
times
Press START.
Half way through defrosting, your oven will “BEEP”, at this point open the oven door, turn food over and separate
to ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to slow down thawing. After
checking, close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting ( when it beeps ) unless the door is opened.
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AUTO DEFROST SEQUENCE LIST
SEQUENCE
MEAT
POULTRY
FISH
FOOD
Beef
Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger.
Lamb
Chops (2.5 cm thick), Rolled roast.
Pork
Chops (1.2 cm thick), Spareribs, Rolled roast, Sausage.
Veal
Cutlets (450 g, 1.2 cm thick)
Chicken
Whole (under 2 Kg), Cut up Breasts meat(boneless), Thighs.
Turkey
Breasts (under 2.5 Kg)
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole
Shellfish
Crabmeat, Lobster tails, Shrimp, Scallops
* The benefit of this Auto Defrost feature is that it has automatic setting and control for various group of food.
You need to check the food during defrosting.
* For best results, remove food packaging(wrapper). The wrap will trap the steam and juice,
this can cause the outer surface of the food to get cooked.
* Place food in shallow microwave-safe dish.
* Food should be slightly frozen in the centre when removed from the oven.
* If you have difficulty in removing the food from warpper,defrost the food(with the warpper) for about 1/4 of the total defrosting time.
Thereafter, remove the food from the oven, remove the warpper and continue defrosting the food.
* Place sliced bread between sheets of kitchen towel and bread rolls should be cut in half before defrosting.
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MIN./MAX. FOOD
0.1/4.0 kg
0.1/4.0 kg
0.1/4.0 kg
Quick
Defrost
Use this function to quickly thaw 0.5 kg of minced meat .
This will require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example,we will show you how to
defrost 0.5 kg of frozen minced meat.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weigh the food. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps. Place the food inside the oven and close the door.
Your oven has a quick defrost
setting (MEAT).
Press QUICK DEFORST to select the MEAT defrosting programme.
Half way through defrosting, your oven will “BEEP”, at this point open the oven door, turn food over and separate
them 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 (when it beeps) unless the door is opened.
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In the following example, we will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking time on high power.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The QUICK START feature allows you to
set 30 seconds intervals of cooking time
at HIGH power with a touch of the
QUICK START key.
After 3 minutes of cooking,the cooking
time is increased by 1 minute per touch.
Press QUICK START four times to select 2 minutes on HIGH power.
Your oven will start before you have finished the fourth press.
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking time up to
99 minutes 59 seconds by repeatedly pressing the QUICK START key.
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Quick
Start
WARNING
Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as over cooking may result in FIRE and
cause DAMAGE to the OVEN.
1 Do not attempt to tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to the
door, control panel, safety interlock switches or any other part of the oven.
It is hazardous for unqualified service personnel to carry out any service
or repair that involves the removal of any cover that gives protection
against exposure to microwave energy. Repairs should only be undertaken
by a qualified service technician.
2 Do not operate the oven without load or food in oven cavity. It is recommended
to leave a glass of water in the oven when not using the oven. The water can
help to absorb all microwave energy, if the oven is accidentally started.
3 Do not dry wet newspapers, clothes, toys, pet or portable electric devices
etc in the oven. They may catch fire.
4 Do not cook food wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book contains
such instructions, for the food you are cooking.
Safety
Precautions
10 Small amounts of food require shorter cooking or heating time. If foods
are cooked in normal cooking times, they will be overcooked or burnt.
11 The door of the oven must be at least 8 cm away from the edge of the
flat surface to avoid tipping.
12 Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes, apples or any such fruit or
vegetable.
13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
yolk and cause it to burst.
14 Do not attempt deep fat frying in your oven.
15 Remove the food plastic wrapping before cooking or defrosting. Note:
though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film for
heating or cooking.
5 Do not use newspapers in place of paper towels for cooking.
16 If the oven door or door seals are damaged, do not operate the oven
until qualified service technician has made the needed repairs.
6 Do not use wooden containers. They may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
remove metal twist ties. Use metal objects in the oven may cause arcing
and serious damage to the oven.
17 If there is smoke coming out from the oven cavity, switch off or disconnect
the oven from power supply, and keep the oven door closed to stifle any
flames.
7 Do not operate the oven if a kitchen towel, a napkin or any other objects
is found between the door and the front edges of the oven. It will cause
leakage of microwave energy leakage.
8 Do not use recycled paper products as they may contain impurities which
may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
9 Do not rinse the turntable immediaely afer cooking-the turntable may break.
18 Pay attention to the appliance when paper, plastic or other combustible
materials are used during microwave cooking.
19 Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when they have
received adequate instructions and understand the hazards of improper
usage.
20 Do not heat food in sealed containers or plastic bags in the oven. Food
or liquid could expand quickly and cause container or bag to break.
Pierce or open container or bag before cooking.
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Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils in your
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 cookwares. 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 cookwares in your kitchen that can be used in your microwave
oven. Read through the following checklist to find out what utensils can be used in your
oven.
Dinner plates
Many kinds of dinner-ware are microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
manufacturer’s literature or perform the microwave test.
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.
Plastic storage containers
These can be used to hold foods that are to be reheated quickly. 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 the plastic containers.
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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 bacon are cooked. In general, avoid colored
paper products as the colour may run. Some recycled paper products may contain
impurities which can cause arcing or fires when used in the microwave oven.
Plastic cooking bags
Only use cooking bags that are especially made for microwave cooking. 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 in the market.
You probably may have these items in your kitchen and hence, no need to invest in
new cookwares.
Pottery, stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials are usually fine for use in your microwave oven,
but they should be tested to be sure.
CAUTION
Some cookwares with high lead or iron content are not suitable to use
for cooking .
Utensils should be checked to ensure that they are suitable to use in
microwave ovens.
Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Keeping an eye on things
The recipes in this book have been formulated with great care, but your success in
preparing the food depends on how much attention you pay to the cooking process.
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. This allows you to
see inside the oven and check the progress of your food. Directions given in recipes
to elevate, stir, and the like should be followed. 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
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 time 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; as
overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes, particularly those for bread,
cake, and custards recommend removing foods 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.
Density of food
Light, porous food such as cakes and bread cook more quickly than heavy, dense
foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when cooking porous food
that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle.
Height of food
The upper portion of tall food, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the
lower portion. Thus, it is recommeded to turn tall food several times during cooking.
Moisture content of food
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.
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 to ensure they do not cook unevenly or overcook.
Quantity of food
The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is
being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time.
Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe.
Shape of food
Microwaves penetrate only about 2.5 cm into food, The interior portion of thick food is
cooked as the heat generated on the outside travels inward. Only the outer edge of food is
cooked by microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
for a food to be cooked in microwave oven is a thick square; as the corners will get burnt
long before the centre is even warm . Round thin foods and ring shaped foods are easier to
cook in the microwave.
Covering
Covering food helps retain moisture, shorten cooking time and reduce spattering. Use a lid
or microwave-safe cling film with a corner folded back to prevent spilling.
Browning
Meats and poultry that are cooked fifteen minutes or longer will brown 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
Use greaseproof paper can help to prevent spattering and help food retain some heat. But
because it makes a looser cover than a lid or cling film, the food will dry out slightly.
Arranging and spacing
Individual foods such as baked potatoes, small cakes and hors d’oeuvres will heat more
evenly if placed in the oven at an equal distance apart in a ring pattern. Never stack foods
on top of one another.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking.
Stirring
Stirring is one of the most important of all microwaving techniques. In conventional cooking,
food is stirred for the purpose of blending. Food cooked in microwave oven, however, is
stirred in order to spread and redistribute heat evenly. Always stir from the outside towards
the centre as the outside of the food heats first.
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 chicken pieces and chops.
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
Microwaves cook the outer portion of food; hence, place thicker portions of meat, poultry
and fish at the outer edge of the cooking dish. This way, thicker portions will receive the most
microwave energy and the food can get cooked evenly.
Shielding
Use small, flat pieces of aluminum foil to shield the thin pieces or corners of food. Do not
use too much foil and make sure foil does not touch the walls of oven to avoid arcing.
Elevating
Thick or dense foods should be elevated so that microwaves can be absorbed by the
bottom and centre of the food.
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 eggs whites, clams and oysters and
whole vegetables and fruits.
Testing if cooked
Food cooks more quickly in a microwave oven, it is necessary to check it frequently. Some
foods are left in the oven until it is completely cooked. But most foods, including meats
and poultry, are removed from the oven while it is still slightly undercooked and finished
cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 5˚F (3˚C)
and 15˚ F (8˚ C) during standing time.
Standing time
Foods are often stood 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 to develop and blend flavour.
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To Clean Your Oven
1 Keep the inside of the oven clean
It is recommended to clean up spill over and crumbs with damp cloth immediately.
Use a damp cloth to wipe away crumbs that fall between the door and the door
frame. Spill over and crumbs will absorb microwave energy and lengthen cooking
time. It is important there is no crumbs stick to the door and door frame to ensure
the door can close tightly. Remove greasy spatters with a soft soapy cloth, then wipe
with clean water and wipe dry. Do not use harsh detergent or abrasive cleaners.
The glass tray can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher.
2 Keep the outside of the oven clean
Clean the outside of your oven with a soft soapy cloth, then wipe with clean water
and wipe dry. Do not let water seep into the ventilation openings. Open the door when
cleaning the control panel. This is to prevent accidental running of the oven. After
cleaning, press STOP/CLEAR key.
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.
4 The door and door seals should be kept clean. Use only warm soapy water to clean
first, wipe clean with clean water and wipe dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR STEEL
OR PLASTIC PADS.
It is recommended to clean the oven regularly.
Questions &
Answers
Q What’s wrong when the oven light will not light up?
A It could be the light bulb has blown or the oven door is not properly
closed.
Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing window on the door?
A No, microwave energy can not pass through the viewing window.
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 Is it possible to popcorn 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.
FOLLOW EXACTLY THE 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 BY THE
SUGGESTED TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING COULD
RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
Q Will the microwave oven be damaged if it operates empty?
A Yes, never run the oven when it is empty or without the glass tray.
CAUTION
Q Why do eggs sometimes pop?
A When baking, frying, or poaching egg, 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 their shells.
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 have followed the
directions correctly, and to see what might cause variations in the 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 different cooking time. Use your own judgment along
with the cooking guide suggestions to cook the food, like 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.Standing time allows food to be evenly cooked.
The amount of standing time depends on the density of the food.
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
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Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Warning
Technical Specification
This appliance must be earthed
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the
following codes
BLUE ~ Neutral
BROWN ~ Live
GREEN & YELLOW or GREEN ~ Earth
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 please proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N or Coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED.
The wire which is coloured 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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MS-2347B
Power Input
Output
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimension
Power Consumption
230 V AC / 50 Hz
800 W (IEC60705 rating standard)
2450 MHz
485 mm(W) X 280 mm(H) X 377 mm(D)
1200 Watts
P/No. : MFL37776601
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