LG | MS2043HAR | LG MS2043HAR Owner’s Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
MICROWAVE OVEN
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MS2043HAR
MFL55318554
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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, overheating the liquid beyond boiling point can occur without
evidence of bubbling. This could result in a sudden boil over of the hot
microwave oven could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
liquid. To prevent this possibility 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 again carefully and check the temperature of them before
consumption to avoid burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and
Your oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified
service personnel.
baby food jars).
Be careful when handling the container.
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Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as
over cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire
and subsequent damage to your oven.
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.
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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
Auto Cook
Auto Defrost
Quick Defrost
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.
Energy Saving
Microwaves do not heat cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually
get hot from the heat generated by the food.
More or Less Cooking
Fresh Vegetable Guide
Important safety instructions
Microwave - safe Utensils
Food characteristics & Microwave cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring Information/Technical Specifications
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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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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
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL
CATERING PURPOSES
ROTATING RING
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 26.
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
30
time. You will
seconds
hear a BEEP
when you
press the button.
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.
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Clock
You can set either 12 hour clock or 24 hour clock.
In the following example I will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when using the 24 clock.
Make sure that you have removed all packaging from your oven.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
When your oven is plugged in for the
first time or when power resumes after a
power cut, a ‘0’ will be shown in the
display; you will have to reset the clock.
If the clock (or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven from the electrical socket and plug
it back in and reset the clock.
During clock setting the colon will flash,
After setting, the colon will stop flashing.
Press CLOCK once.
(If you want to use a 12 hour clock, Press CLOCK once more.
If you want to change different option after setting clock,
you have to unplug and plug it back in.)
Press 10 MIN fifteen times.
Press 1 MIN three times.
Press 10 SEC five times.
Press CLOCK or START to set the time.
The clock starts counting.
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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 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 displayed to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set.
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To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” disappears.
You will hear BEEP when it’s released.
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Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook some food on 80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described
earlier in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your oven has five microwave Power
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
POWER button will select different power
levels.
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POWER
OUTPUT
Press POWER twice to select 80% power.
“560 ” appears on the display.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press 10 SEC three times.
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times 80%
560W
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times 60%
420W
Press START.
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times 40%
280W
After cooking is over, End Reminder Beep Sounds per 1 minute for
5 minutes until the oven door is opened.
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times 20%
140W
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.
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HIGH
* Boil Water
* Brown minced beef
* Cook poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
* Cook tender cuts of meat
100%
700W
MEDIUM HIGH
* All reheating
* Roast meat and poultry
* Cook mushrooms and shellfish
* Cook foods containing cheese and eggs
80%
560W
MEDIUM
* Bake cakes and scones
* Prepare eggs
* Cook custard
* Prepare rice, soup
60%
420W
DEFROST/
MEDIUM LOW
* All thawing
* Melt butter and chocolate
* Cook less tender cuts of meat
40%
280W
LOW
* Soften butter & cheese
* Soften ice cream
* Raise yeast dough
20%
140W
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Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook some food in two stages. The first stages will cook your
food for 11 minutes on HIGH; the second will cook for 35 minutes on 280 W.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
During two stage cooking the oven door
can be opened and food checked. Close
the oven door and press START and the
cooking stage will continue.
At the end of stage1, BEEP sounds and
stage 2 commences.
Should you wish to clear the programme
press STOP/CLEAR twice.
Set the power and the cooking time for stage1.
Press POWER once to select HIGH power.
Press 10 MIN once.
Press 1 MIN once.
Set the power and the cooking time for stage2.
Press POWER four times to select 280 power.
Press 10 MIN three times.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press START.
In the following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking on high power.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The QUICK START feature allows you to
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
cooking with a touch of the START key.
Press START four times to select 2 minutes on HIGH power.
Your oven will start before you have finished the fourth press.
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking time up to
10 minutes by repeatedly pressing the START key.
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Cook
In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.5 kg of jacket potato.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
your favorite food easily by selecting the
food type and entering the weight of the
food by pressing the MORE/LESS key.
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Press
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Press MORE key five times to enter 0.5kg.
Press START.
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Choose medium sized potatoes 170 -200g.
Wash and dry potatoes. Pierce the potatoes several times with fork. Place the potatoes on
the glass turntable. Adjust weight and press start. After cooking, remove the potatoes from
the oven. Let stand covered with foil for 5 minutes.
0.2 kg ~ 0.8 kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Room
Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with wrap. After cooking, stir and allow to stand for
2 minutes. Add amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg - 0.4kg : 2 Tablespoon
** 0.5kg - 0.8kg : 4 Tablespoon
0.2 kg ~ 0.8 kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Frozen
Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with wrap. After cooking, stir and allow to stand for
2 minutes. Add amount of water according to the quantity.
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** 0.5kg - 0.8kg : 4 Tablespoon
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The temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking
commences. Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be completely
thawed before cooking. For example fish cooks so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while still
slightly frozen. The BREAD programme is suitable for defrosting small items such as rolls or a small loaf. These will
require a standing time to allow the centre to thaw. In the following example I will show you how to defrost 1.4Kg
of frozen poultry.
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Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weigh the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close the
oven door.
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY defrosting programme.
“dEF2” appears on the display window.
Your oven has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY, FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power settings. Repeated
presses of the AUTO DEFROST buttons
will select different settings.
Enter the weight of the frozen food that you are about to defrost.
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During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing.
After checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds) unless the door is opened.
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* Food to be defrosted should be in a suitable microwave proof container and place uncovered on the glass turntable.
* If necessary, shield small areas of meat or poultry with flat pieces of aluminum foil. This will prevent thin areas becoming warm during defrosting.
Ensure the foil does not touch the oven walls.
* Separate items like minced meat, chops, sausages as soon as possible.
* When BEEP, at this point remove the food from the microwave oven, turn the food over and return to the microwave oven. Press start to continue.
At the end of the program, remove the food from the microwave oven, cover with foil and allow to stand until completely thawed.
To thaw completely , for example joints of meat and whole chickens should STAND for a minimum of 1 hour before cooking.
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Meat
(dEF1)
0.1 ~ 4.0 kg
Microwave ware
(Flat plate)
Poultry
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Meat
Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger
Lamp chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets(2cm)
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 5-15 minutes.
Fish
(dEF3)
Poultry
Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg)
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 20-30 minutes.
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 10-20 minutes.
Bread
(dEF4)
0.1 ~ 0.5 kg
Paper towel
or flat plate
Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc.
Separate slices and place between paper towel or flat plate.
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 1-2 minutes.
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Defrost
Use this function to thaw only 0.5kg of Minced meat very quickly.
This will require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example will show you how to
defrost 0.5kg of forzen minced meat.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close
the oven door.
Press Quick Defrost to select the MEAT defrosting programme.
The oven will starts automatically.
During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to ensure even
thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After checking close the oven
door and press START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
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Use this function to defrost quickly for minced meat.
Remove the meat completely from it’s wrapping. Place the mince onto a microwave-safe plate. When BEEP, at this point remove the mince from the microwave
oven, turn the mince over and return to the microwave oven. Press start to continue. At the end of the program remove the mince from the microwave oven,
cover with foil and allow to stand 5-15 minutes or until completely thawed.
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Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 5-15 minutes.
Energy
Saving
Press STOP /CLEAR(ECO ON).
“0” appears on the display.
The ECO ON feature allows you
to save energy through display
off during stand-by status, or
after 5 minutes with door open
or closing, display will off
automatically.
Press STOP /CLEAR(ECO ON) or
After 5 minutes with door open or closing, display off.
During ECO ON status,if you press any key,display will on.
In the following example I will show you how to change the preset of Auto Cook programme for a longer or
shorter cooking time.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Set the required Auto Cook programme.
(Select weight of food)
If you find that your food is over or
undercooked when using the Auto Cook
programme. You can increase or
decrease cooking time by pressing the
MORE/LESS key.
When manual cooking you can extend
the cooking time at any point by using
the MORE/LESS key.
There is no need to stop the cooking
process.
Press START.
Press MORE.
The cooking time will increase by 10 seconds for each press of the key.
Press LESS.
The cooking time will decrease by 10 seconds for each press of the key.
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Guide
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Artichokes
(230g each)
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2 medium 41/2 ~ 7
4 medium 10 ~ 12
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Corn, Fresh
2 ears
Add 1 cup water. Cover.
Mushrooms,
Fresh, Sliced
230g
Parsnips, Fresh,
Sliced
450g
4~7
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3 minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
Peas, Green,
Fresh
4 cups
6~9
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3 minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
4~9
6~ 12
Pierce potatoes several times with fork. 2~3 minutes
Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
450g
21/2 ~ 6
Green Beans
450g
7 ~ 11
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole 2~3 minutes
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Beats, Fresh
450g
11 ~ 16
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3 minutes
casserole dish. Rearrange halfway
through cooking.
2~3 minutes
Broccoli, Fresh,
Spears
450g
Cabbage, Fresh,
Chopped
450g
Carrots, Fresh,
Sliced
200g
Cauliflower,
Fresh, Whole
450g
5~7
Trim. Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre
covered casserole dish. Stir halfway
through cooking.
2~3 minutes
Fresh, Flowerettes
Celery, Fresh,
Sliced
2 cups
4 cups
11 ~ 16
Slice. Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre
covered casserole dish. Stir halfway
through cooking.
2~3 minutes
Place broccoli in baking dish.
Add 1/2 cup water.
4~8
Sweet Potatoes 2 medium
Whole Baking
4 medium
(170~230g each)
Husk. Add 2 tbsp water in 1.5 litre
baking dish. Cover.
11/2 ~ 21/2 Place mushrooms in 1.5 litre covered
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
2~3 minutes
51/2~71/2 Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3 minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
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Trim. Add 2 tsp water and 2 tsp juice. 2~3 minutes
Cover.
Asparagus,
Fresh, Spears
5~8
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2~3 minutes
White potatoes, 2 potatoes 51/2 ~ 71/2 Pierce potatoes several times with fork. 2~3 minutes
Whole Baking 4 potatoes 91/2 ~ 14 Place on 2 paper towels.
(170~230g each)
Turn over halfway through cooking.
Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3 minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
Spinach, Fresh,
Leaf
450g
41/2 ~ 71/2 Add 1/2 cup water in 2 litre covered
casserole dish.
Courgette, Fresh,
Sliced
450g
41/2 ~ 71/2 Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered
casserole dish. Stir halfway through 2~3 minutes
cooking.
Courgette, Fresh,
Whole
450g
6~9
Pierce. Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn courgette over and rearrange
halfway through cooking.
2~3 minutes
2~3 minutes
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven
toprevent 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 yourservice
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.
Improper use may cause damage such as a fire, electric shock or burn.
WARNING
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. Repairs should only
be undertaken by a qualified service technician.
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.
2.Do not use the oven for the purpose of dehumidification. (ex. Operating
kept away.
They may get a burn.
5.Liquids 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
covered with plastic film, for heating or cooking.
They could burst.
6.Be certain to use proper accessories on each operation mode
the microwave oven with wet newspapers, clothes, toys, electric devices,
pet or child etc.)
It can be the cause of serious damage to safety such as a fire, a burn or a
sudden death due to an electric shock.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven and accessories, or could
make spark and a fire.
7.The children should not allow to play with accessories or hang down
from the door handle.
They may get hurt.
3.This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above
and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or
lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved.
4.Accessible parts may become hot during use. Young children should be
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Important Safety
Instructions
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven
toprevent 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 yourservice
agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
3. Do not operate your oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important
WARNING
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.
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
until it has been repaired by a competent person.
9. It is hazardous for anyone other than a competent person to carry out
4. Please ensure cooking times are correctly set, Small amounts of food
any service or repair operation that involves the removal of a cover
which gives protection against exposure to microwave energy.
require shorter cooking or heating time.
Over cooking may result in the food catching on fire and subsequent
damage to your oven.
10.When the appliance is operated in the combination mode, children
5. When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your
should only use the oven under adult supervision due to the
temperatures generated.
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 short time; stir or shake it
again carefully and check the temperature of it before consuming to
avoid burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars).
* Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed eruptive boiling,
therefore care has to be taken when handling the container.
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
interlocks automatically switch off any cooking activity when the door is
opened.)
6. An exhaust outlet is located on the top, bottom or side of the oven.
2. Do not place any object (such as kitchen towels, napkins, etc.) between
Don’t block the outlet.
It could result in damage to your oven and poor cooking results.
the oven front face and the door or allow food or cleaner residue to
accumulate on sealing surfaces.
It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy.
7. Do not operate the oven when empty. It is best to leave a glass of water
in the oven when not in use. The water will safely absorb all microwave
energy, if the oven is accidentally started.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
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Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven
toprevent 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 yourservice
agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
Important Safety
Instructions
14. Do not cook eggs in their shell. Eggs in their shell and whole
CAUTION
hardboiled eggs should not be heated in microwave ovens since they
may explode, even after microwave heating has ended.
Pressure will build up inside the egg which will burst.
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.
Improper use can cause an explosion or a fire.
15. Do not attempt deep fat frying in your oven.
This could result in a sudden boil over of the hot liquid.
16. If smoke is observed (or emitted), switch off or unplug the appliance
9. Do not use wooden containers and ceramic containers that have metallic
and keep the door closed in order to stifle any flame.
It can cause serious damage such as a fire or electric shock.
(e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always remove metal twist ties. Check that the
utensils are suitable for use in microwave ovens before use.
Metallic containers for food and beverages are not allowed during
microwave cooking.
17. When food is heated or cooked in disposable containers made of
plastic, paper or other combustible materials, keep an eye on the oven
and check it frequently.
Your food may be poured due to the possibility of container
deterioration, which also can cause a fire.
They may heat-up and char. Metal objects in particular may arc in the
oven, which can cause serious damage.
10. Do not use recycled paper products.
They may contain impurities which may cause sparks and/or fires when
used in cooking.
18. The temperature of accessible surfaces may be high when the
appliance is operating. Do not touch the oven door, outer cabinet,
rear cabinet, oven cavity, accessories and dishes during grill mode,
convection mode and auto cook operations, before clearing make sure
they are not hot.
As they will become hot, there is the danger of a burn unless wearing
thick culinary gloves .
11. Do not rinse the tray and rack by placing it in water just after
cooking. This may cause breakage or damage.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
12. Be certain to place the oven so the front of the door is 8 cm or
more behind the edge of the surface on which it is placed, to avoid
accidental tipping of the appliance.
Improper use could result in bodily injury and oven damage.
19. The 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.
13. Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes, apples or any such fruit or
vegetable.
They could burst.
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Important Safety
Instructions
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven
toprevent 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 yourservice
agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer, a service agent or a similarly qualified person in order
to avoid potential hazards.
Improper use may cause serious electric damage.
CAUTION
20. Only use the temperature probe recommended for this oven.
You can not ascertain that the temperature is accurate with an unsuitable
temperature probe.
23. This oven should not be used for commercial catering purposes.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
21. Follow exact directions given by each manufacturer for their popcorn
2. The connection may be achieved by having the plug accessible or
product. Do not leave the oven unattended while the corn is being
popped. If corn fails to pop after the suggested times, discontinue
cooking. Never use a brown paper bag for popping corn. Never
attempt to pop leftover kernels.
Overcooking could result in the corn catching a fire.
by incorporating a switch in the fixed wiring in accordance with the
wiring rules.
Using improper plug or switch can cause an electric shock or a fire.
2. C hildren shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance
22. This appliance must be earthed.
shall not be made by children without supervision.
The wires in the mains lead are colored in accordance with the
following codes
BLUE ~ Neutral
BROWN ~ Live
GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth
2. The devices are not intended to be operated by an external timer or
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:
2. This microwave oven must not be placed in a cabinet.
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2. Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens.
. This microwave oven is intended to be used freestanding.
3. Keep the appliance and its cord out of reach of children less than 8
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 .
years.
3. The door or the outer surface may get hot when the appliance is
operating.
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Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven
toprevent 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 yourservice
agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
Important Safety
Instructions
36.This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children)
CAUTION
with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible
for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance.
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
37. Steam cleaner is not to be used.
33. The microwave oven is intended for heating food and beverages.
Drying 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.
35. A ccording to the installation requirements set, otherwise the impact of
heat, prone to danger.
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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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Microwave cooking
Moisture content of food
Keeping an eye on things
Since the heat generated from microwaves tends to evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
such as roasts and some vegetables should either be sprinkled with water prior to cooking
or covered to retain moisture.
The recipes in the book have been formulated with great care, but your success in
preparing them depends on how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks.
Always watch your food while it cooks. Your microwave oven is equipped with a
light that turns on automatically when the oven is in operation so that you can see
inside and check the progress of your food. Directions given in recipes to elevate,
stir, and the like should be thought of as the minimum steps recommended. If the
food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary adjustments you think
appropriate to correct the problem.
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks more quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
cooking bony or fatty cuts of meat that they do not cook unevenly and do not become
overcooked.
Quantity of food
The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is
being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time.
Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe.
Factors affecting microwave cooking times
Many factors affect cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
makes a big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold
butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with
ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range
of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains under-cooked at the
lower end of the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook your food beyond
the maximum time given, according to personal preference. The governing
philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be conservative in giving
cooking times. While overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes,
particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed
from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When
allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the
oven as the heat trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels
inward. If the food is left in the oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer
portions will become overcooked or even burnt. You will become increasingly skilful
in estimating both cooking and standing times for various foods.
Shape of food
Microwaves penetrate only about 2.cm into food, the interior portion of thick foods are
cooked as the heat generated on the outside travels inward. Only the outer edge of food in
cooked by microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
for a food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the
centre is even warm . Round thin foods and ring shaped foods cook successfully in the
microwave.
Covering
A cover traps heat and steam which causes food to cook more quickly. Use a lid or
microwave cling film with a corner folded back to prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and poultry that are cooked fifteen minutes or longer will brown lightly in their own
fat. Food that are cooked for a shorter period of time may be brushed with a browning
sauce such as worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing
colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning sauces are added to food the original
flavour of the recipe is not altered.
Density of food
Covering with greaseproof paper
Light, porous food such as cakes and breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense
foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous
food that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle.
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering and helps food retain some heat. But
because it makes a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
Arranging and spacing
Height of food
Individual foods such as baked potatoes, small cakes and hors d’oeuvres will heat more
evenly if placed in the oven an equal distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
stack foods on top of one another.
The upper portion of tall food, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the
lower portion. Therefore, it is wise to turn tall food during cooking, sometimes several
times.
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Microwave cooking
Stirring
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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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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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Technical Specifications
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Technical Specification
This appliance must be earthed
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The wires in this mains lead are colored in accordance with the
following codes
BLUE ~ Neutral
BROWN ~ Live
GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth
Power Input
Output
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:
Power Consumption
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimension
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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230 V AC / 50 Hz
700 W (IEC60705 rating standard)
2450 MHz
455 mm(W) X 260 mm(H) X 330 mm(D)
1000 Watts
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