LG | MC8088HRC | LG MC8088HRC Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE/GRILL/CONVECTION OVEN
OWNER’S MANUAL
MC8088HRC
MC8088HLC
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING. THE MANUFACTURERS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS
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Contents
Contents ________________________________________________ 3
Important Safety Instructions ________________________________ 4 ~ 8
Precautions ______________________________________________ 9
Unpacking & Installing _____________________________________ 10 ~ 11
Control Panel ____________________________________________ 12
Method To Ose Accessories As Per Mode _____________________ 13
Setting The Clock _________________________________________ 14
Child Lock _______________________________________________ 15
Micro Power Cooking _____________________________________ 16
Micro Power Level ________________________________________ 17
Grill Cooking ____________________________________________ 18
Grill Combi Cooking ______________________________________ 19
Convection Preheat _______________________________________ 20
Convection Cooking _______________________________________ 21
Convection Combi Cooking _________________________________ 22
Quick Start ______________________________________________ 23
More or Less Cooking _____________________________________ 24
Keep Warming ___________________________________________ 25
Auto Cooking ____________________________________________ 26 ~ 28
Auto Roast _______________________________________________ 29 ~ 30
Steam Cook _____________________________________________ 31 ~ 33
Crisp Cook ______________________________________________ 34 ~ 36
Auto Defrost _____________________________________________ 37 ~ 38
Combi Defrost ____________________________________________ 39 ~ 40
Ez Clean ________________________________________________ 41
Microwave - Safe Utensils __________________________________ 42
Food Characteristics & Microwave Cooking ___________________ 43 ~ 44
Questions & Answers ______________________________________ 45
Test Dishes In Accordance With EN 60705 ____________________ 46
Technical Specifications ____________________________________ 47
How the Microwave Function Works
Microwaves are a form of energy similar to radio, television waves, and
ordinary daylight. Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. This oven, however,
has a magnetron that is designed to make use of the energy in microwaves.
Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to create microwave
energy.
These microwaves enter the cooking area through openings inside the oven.
A tray is located inside 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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Important Safety
Instructions
Please 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.
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
4. Accessible parts may become hot during use. Young children should be kept
away.
They may get a burn.
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
microwave energy. Do not operate the oven if the door seals and adjacent parts
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.
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, refer to the guide
page 12.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven and accessories, or could make
spark and a fire.
2. Do not use the oven for the purpose of dehumidification. (ex. Operating 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.
3. The appliance is not intended for use by young children or elderly persons. Only
allow children to use the oven without supervision when adequate instructions
have been given so that the child is able to use the oven in a safe way and
understands the hazards of improper use.
7. The children should not allow to play with accessories or hang down from the
door handle.
They may get hurt.
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Please 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
5. When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your
microwave oven,
CAUTION
* Avoid using straight sided containers with narrow necks.
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.
* Do not overheat.
* Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and again
halfway through the heating time.
It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy. (Safety
interlocks automatically switch off any cooking activity when the door is
opened.)
* 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).
Be careful when handling the container. Microwave heating of beverages
can result in delayed eruptive boiling without evidence of bubbling.
This could result in hot liquids suddenly boiling over.
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.
It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy.
6. An exhaust outlet is located on the top, bottom or side of the oven. Don’t
block the outlet.
3. 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.
It could result in damage to your oven and poor cooking results.
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.
It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
4. Please ensure cooking times are correctly set, Small amounts of food
require shorter cooking or heating time.
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.
Over cooking may result in the food catching on fire and subsequent
damage to your oven.
Improper use can cause an explosion or a fire.
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Important Safety
Instructions
Please 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 do not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
14. Do not cook eggs in their shell. Eggs in their shell and whole hardboiled eggs should not be heated in microwave ovens since they may
explode, even after microwave heating has ended.
CAUTION
9. Do not use wooden containers and ceramic containers that have metallic
(e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always remove metal twist ties. Check that
the utensils are suitable for use in microwave ovens before use.
Pressure will build up inside the egg which will burst.
15. Do not attempt deep fat frying in your oven.
They may heat-up and char. Metal objects in particular may arc in the
oven, which can cause serious damage.
This could result in a sudden boil over of the hot liquid.
16. If smoke is observed, switch off or disconnect the oven from the power
supply and keep the oven door closed in order to stifle any flames.
10. Do not use recycled paper products.
They may contain impurities which may cause sparks and/or fires when
used in cooking.
It can cause serious damage such as a fire or electric shock.
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.
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.
Your food may be poured due to the possibility of container
deterioration, which also can cause a fire.
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.
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.
Improper use could result in bodily injury and oven damage.
13. Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes, apples or any such fruit or
vegetable.
As they will become hot, there is the danger of a burn unless wearing
thick culinary gloves.
They could burst.
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Please 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
23. This appliance must be earthed.
CAUTION
The wires in the mains lead are colored in accordance with the
following codes
BLUE ~ Neutral
BROWN ~ Live
GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth
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. This could adversely affect the life of the
appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
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:
20. Only use the temperature probe recommended for this oven.
You can not ascertain that the temperature is accurate with an unsuitable
temperature probe.
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
.
21. If there are heating elements, the appliance becomes hot during use.
Care should be taken to avoid touching the heating elements inside the
oven.
There is danger of a burn.
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.
22. 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. Never use a brown paper bag for popping corn. Never
attempt to pop leftover kernels.
Overcooking could result in the corn catching a fire.
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Important Safety
Instructions
Please 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.
WARNING
CAUTION
24. Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to clean the
oven door glass.
They can scratch the surface, which may result in the glass shattering.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) 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.
25. This oven should not be used for commercial catering purposes.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
26. The microwave oven must be operated with the decorative door open.
If the door is closed while operating, the airflow will get worse possibly
resulting in a fire or damage to your oven and the cabinet.
27. The connection may be achieved by having the plug accessible or 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.
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Precautions
Precautions for avoiding 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 operation of
microwave function could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your oven with
microwave function, delayed eruptive boiling can occur without evidence of
bubbling. This could result in hot liquids suddenly boiling over. 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
through the heating time.
Do not operate your oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the
oven door closes properly and that there is no damage to the: (1) door(bent),
(2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals and sealing
surfaces.
4 After heating, let it stand in the oven for a short time; stir or shake it
(especially the contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars) again
carefully and check the temperature of it before consuming to avoid burns
(especially, contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars).
Be careful when handling the container.
Your oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified
service personnel.
WARNING
WARNING
Always allow food to stand after being cooked by
microwaves. Check the temperature of the food
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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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 guidelines on where to install your oven. When unpacking your
oven make sure you remove all accessories and packing materials. Check to make sure that your oven has not
been damaged during shipping.
Place the oven on the level location of your choice with
more than 85cm height but make sure there is at least
20cm of space on the top and 10cm at the rear for proper
ventilation. The front of the oven should be at least 8cm from the
edge of the surface to prevent tipping.
An exhaust outlet is located on bottom or side of the oven. Blocking
the outlet can damage the oven.
Unpack your oven and place it on a flat level surface.
Square tray
Pizza pan
Steam cover
Square rack
Low rack
Steam plate
High rack
Glass tray
Rotating ring
* THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES.
* THIS OVEN CAN BE USED AS BUILT-IN TYPE .
* MUST USE THE BUILT-IN KIT THAT IS MADE BY LG ELECTRONICS.
Steam water bowl
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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.
Press the STOP/CLEAR button, and press the
Q-START/START button one time to set 30
seconds of cooking time.
The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds. When it
reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS. Open the oven door and
test the temperature of the water. If your oven is operating the water
should be warm. Be careful when removing the container it may
be hot.
Open your oven door by pulling the DOOR HANDLE.
Place the ROTATING RING inside the oven and place
the GLASS TRAY on top.
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 42.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars shall
be stirred or shaken and the temperature checked
before consumption in order to avoid burns.
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Control Panel
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2
3
4
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1. AUTO COOK : Auto cook allows you to cook most of your favorite food by
selecting the food type and the weight of the food.
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9. TIME/WEIGHT
• You can determine the selected cooking category.
2. AUTO ROAST : You can select the food type and the weight of the food.
• You can set cooking times, temperature, power level and weight.
3. STEAM COOK : You can select the food type and the weight of the food.
• While cooking with auto and manual function, you can increase or
decrease the cooking time at any point by tuming the dial
(except defrost mode).
4. COMBI DEFROST : You can select the food type and the weight of the
food.
10. CLOCK: You can set the time of day.
5. AUTO DEFROST : You can select the food type and the weight of the food.
11. Q-START/START
6. CRISP COOK : You can select the food type and the weight of the food.
• In order to start cooking which is selected, press button one time.
7. MODE : You can select cooking and function categories.
• The quick start feature allows you to set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH
power cooking with a touch of the quick start button.
8. DISPLAY WINDOW : You can show time of day, cooking time,
temperature, power level and cooking categories.
12. STOP/CLEAR : You can stop over and clear all entries except time of day.
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Method To Use Accessories As Per Mode
Microwave
Grill
Convection
Grill combi
Conv combi
Auto Roast
Crisp cook
Square tray
Square rack
Pizza pan
Steam cover
High rack
Low rack
Glass tray
: Acceptable
Caution : Use accessories in accordance with cooking guides!
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: Not Acceptable
Setting The
Clock
You can set either12 hour clock or 24 hour clock.
In the following example I will show you how to set the time for 10:30 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 “0” will be shown in the display; you
will have to reset the clock.
If the clock (or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven from the electrical socket and
plug it back in and reset the clock.
Press CLOCK once.
(If you want to use a 12 hour clock, Turn TIME/WEIGHT.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for confirmtion.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “10:00”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for hour confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “10:30”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT.
The clock starts counting.
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Child
Lock
In the following example I will show you how to set the 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 any button is pressed, “L” will appear on the display.
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” and
disappears.
You will hear BEEP when it’s unlocked.
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Micro Power
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook some food on 400W power for 5 minutes.
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 and turning of TIME/WEIGHT
will select a different power level.
Food to be cooked should be placed in a
Microwave-safe utensils.
Please do not use the following
accessories.
High rack
Low rack
Turn MODE to select Microwave.
The following indication is displayed: “
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “400W”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for power confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “5:00”.
Press Q-START/START.
Square rack
“.
Square tray
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This oven is equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
The table below shows some examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this oven.
POWER LEVEL
OUTPUT
USE
HIGH
1000 W
* Boil Water
* Brown minced beef
* Cook poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
* Cook tender cuts meat
MEDIUM HIGH
800 W
* All reheating
* Roast meat and poultry
* Cook mushrooms and shellfish
* Cook foods containing cheese and eggs
MEDIUM
600 W
* Bake cakes and scones
* Prepare eggs
* Cook custard
* Prepare rice, soup
DEFROST/
MEDIUM LOW
400 W
* All thawing
* Melt butter and chocolate
* Cook less tender cuts of meat
LOW
200 W
* Soften butter & cheese
* Soften ice cream
* Raise yeast-based dough
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Micro Power
Level
ACCESSORY
Microwave-safe
plate
Grill
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to use the Grill to cook some food for 12 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
This feature will allow you to brown
and crisp food quickly.
Turn MODE to select Grill.
The following indication is displayed: “
“.
For the best result use the following
accessories.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “12:00”.
High rack
High rack
+
crisp tray
Please do not use the following
accessories.
Press Q-START/START.
Square rack Square tray
Steam cover
Always use oven gloves when removing the food and accessories
after cooking as the oven & accessoories will be very hot.
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Grill Combi
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with micro power 400W
and grill for a cooking time of 25 minutes.
Your oven has a combination cooking
feature which allows you to cook food
with Heater and Microwave.
This generally means it takes less time
to cook your food.
You can set three kinds of micro power
level (200W, 400W, and 600W) in
grill combi mode.
For the best result use the following
accessories.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Turn MODE to select Grill Combi.
The following indications are displayed: “
“, “
“.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “400W”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for power confirmation.
High rack
High rack
+
crisp tray
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “25:00”.
Please do not use the following
accessories.
Press Q-START/START.
Square rack Square tray
Steam cover
Always use oven gloves when removing the food and accessories
after cooking as the oven & accessoories will be very hot.
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Convection
Preheat
In the following example I will show you how to preheat the oven to a temperature of 200°C.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The convection oven has a temperature
range of 40°C and 100°C ~ 230°C
(180°C is automatically available when
convection mode is selected).
The oven has a ferment function at the
oven temperature of 40°C. You may wait
until the oven is cool because you cannot
use a ferment function if the oven
temperature is over 40°C.
Turn MODE to select Conv.
The following indication is displayed: “
“.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “200°C”.
Your oven will take a few minutes to reach
the selected temperature.
Once it has reached correct temperature,
your oven will BEEP to let you know that it
has reached the correct temperature.
Press Q-START/START.
Preheating will be started with displaying “ Pr -H”.
Then place your food in your oven and tell
your oven to start cooking.
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In the following example, I will show you how to cook some food at a temperature of 230°C for 50 minutes.
If you do not set a temperature your
oven will automatically select 180 °C, the
cooking temperature can be changed by
turning TIME/WEIGHT.
FOR TWO LEVEL COOKING
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The metal tray or metal rack must be used during convection cooking.
Turn MODE to select Conv.
The following indication is displayed: “
“.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “230°C”.
1. When cooking on two levels use both
the shelves supplied, with the square
tray on the lower level and the
square rack on the upper level.
2. When cooking on two levels, remove
other accessories(glass tray, rotating
ring).
FOR ONE LEVEL COOKING
For the best result, please use the
following accessories.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for temperature confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “50:00”.
Press Q-START/START.
Always use oven gloves when removing the food and accessories
after cooking as the oven & accessoories will be very hot.
Low rack
Square tray
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Convection
Cooking
Convection Combi
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with micro power 400W and at a
convection temperature 200˚C for a cooking time of 25 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Turn MODE to select Conv. Combi.
The following indications are displayed: “
“, “
“.
You can set three kinds of micro power
level (200W, 400W and 600W).
For the best result, use the following
accessories.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “400W”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for power confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “200°C”.
Low rack
Low rack
+
Crisp tray
Square
tray
Please do not use the following
accessories.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for temperature confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “25:00”.
Press Q-START/START.
Square rack
Steam cover
Always use oven gloves when removing the food and accessories
after cooking as the oven & accessoories will be very hot.
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In the following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking on high power (1000W).
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The QUICK START feature allows you
to set 30 second intervals of HIGH
power (1000W) cooking by pressing
the Q-START/START button.
Press Q-START/START four times to select 2 minutes
on HIGH power (1000W).
Your oven will start before you have finished the fourth press.
Food to be cooked should be placed
in a Microwave-safe utensils.
Please do not use the following
accessories.
High rack
Low rack
Square rack
Square tray
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Quick
Start
More or Less
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to change the preset COOK programmes for a longer or
shorter cooking time.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
If you find that your food is over or
undercooked when using the preset
COOK programme, you can increase
or decrease cooking time by turning
the TIME/WEIGHT.
You can lengthen or shorten the
cooking time(except defrost mode) at
any point by turning the
TIME/WEIGHT.
Set the required preset COOK programme.
Select weight of food.
Press Q-START/START.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT.
The cooking time will increase or decrease.
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In the following example I will show you how to keep warming at the temperature of 90°C for 30 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Turn MODE until display shows “60°C”.
The oven has a temperature range of
30°C ~ 90°C, when keep warming
is selected.
When you press keep warming,
60°C is set initially.
The following indication is displayed: “
Your oven will take a few minutes to
reach the selected tempeature.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for temperature confirmation.
Once it has reached the correct
temperature, your oven will BEEP.
“.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “90°C”.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “30:00”.
Press Q-START/START.
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Keep
Warming
Auto
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6 kg of frozen vegetables.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Auto cook menus are programmed.
Auto cook allows you to cook most of
your favorite food by selecting the food
type and the weight of the food.
Press AUTO COOK.
The following indication is displayed: “
“.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “Ac 3”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for category confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “0.6kg”.
Press Q-START/START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
TIME/WEIGHT.
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AUTO COOK GUIDE
Function
Auto cook
Category
Weight
Limit
Utensil
Food Temp.
Instructions
AC 1
Jacket
Potatoes
0.2~1.0 kg
High Rack
Room
Choose medium sized potatoes 180-220g.
Wash and dry potatoes. Pierce potatoes several times with a fork.
Place potatoes on the rack. Adjust weight and press start.
When beep sounds, turn food over.
After cooking, cover with aluminum foil, let stand for 5 minutes.
AC 2
Fresh
Vegetables
0.2~0.8 kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Room
Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl.
Add the amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg -0.4kg : 2 tablespoons
** 0.2kg -0.4kg : 4 tablespoons
Cover with plastic wrap. Place food in the oven. After cooking, stir for
3-4 second. Cover and let stand for 3 minutes.
AC 3
Frozen
Vegetables
0.2~0.8 kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Frozen
Place vegetables in a microwave - safe bowl.
Add the amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg -0.4kg : 2 tablespoons
** 0.2kg -0.4kg : 4 tablespoons
Cover with plastic wrap. Place food in the oven. After cooking, stir for
3-4 seconds. Cover and let stand 3 minutes.
AC 4
Rice/Pasta
0.1~0.3 kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Room
Place rice/pasta and boiling water with 1/4 to 1 teaspoon salt in a large,
deep bowl (3L).
Weight
100g
Rice 250ml
Water
Pasta 400ml
Cover
300g
200g
Cover
and
vent with wrap
750ml
500ml
Uncover
1200ml
800ml
** Rice - After cooking, Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until water is
absorbed.
** Pasta - During the cooking, stir several times if required.
After cooking, let stand 1-2 minutes. Rinse pasta with cold water.
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AUTO COOK GUIDE
Auto cook
Weight
Limit
Category
Function
Utensil
Food Temp.
AC 5
Cake
0.5~1.0 kg
Heat-proof
glass cake pan
on low rack
Room
AC 6
Chilled ready
meal
0.3~0.6 kg
Own tray
Refrigerated
Instructions
Carefully follow the sponge cake recipe below.
Place the cake pan in the oven on the low rack.
Pierce using a skewer on the film.
Place food on the glasstray. After cooking, stand for 2 minutes.
- Stirrable e.g : Spaghetti bolognese, Beel stew
- Non-stirrable e.g : Lasagne, Cottage pie
Note:
For food contained in bag(s), pierec meat portion and rice/pasta
portions several times.
- For stirrable foods, stir if needed.
AC 7
Frozen
ready meal
0.3~0.6 kg
Own tray
Frozen
Place frozen ready meals uncovered on the glass tray.
AC 8
Soup/Sauce
0.2~0.8 kg
Microwave-safe
bowl
Room
Pour the soup/sauce into a microwave-safe bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap. Place food in the oven.
Ater cooking, stir and cover before letting it stand for 3 minutes.
stir again.
* AC 5 Sponge cake recipe (0.5kg)
Ingredients
170g flour
170g sugar
100ml water
125g eggs
50g melted butter
0g baking powder
Recipe
1. Mix the eggs and the sugar in a bowl for 2~3minutes on max power.
2. Add melted butter, flour, baking powder and water.
3. Mix well with spatula.
4. Grease and line the base of heat-proof glass cake pan with greaseproof paper.
Spoon in the cake mixture and smooth the surface.
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Auto
Roast
In the following example I will show you how to cook 1.4 kg of roast beef.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press AUTO ROAST .
AUTO ROAST cook allows you to cook
most of your favorite food easily by
selecting the food type and entering the
weight of the food.
For the best result, use the following
accessories.
Low rack + Crisp tray
The following indication is displayed: “
“.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “Ar 1”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for category confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “1.4kg”.
CAUTION:
Always use culinary gloves when
removing the food and accessories after
cooking as the oven & accessoories will
be very hot.
Press Q-START/START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
TIME/WEIGHT.
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AUTO ROAST GUIDE
Function
Auto Roast
Category
Weight
Limit
Utensil
Food Temp.
Instructions
Ar 1
Roast beef
0.5~1.5 kg
Low rack
on the crisp tray
Refrigerated
Brush the meat with oil.
Place on the low rack on the crisp tray.
When beep sounds, turn food over.
After cooking, cover with aluminum foil, let stand for 10 minutes.
Ar 2
Roast pork
0.5~1.5 kg
Low rack
on the crisp tray
Refrigerated
Brush the meat with oil.
Place on the low rack on the crisp tray.
When beep sounds, turn food over.
After cooking, cover with aluminum foil, let stand for 10 minutes.
Ar 3
Roast
Whole
Chicken
0.8~1.5 kg
Low rack
on the crisp tray
Refrigerated
Wash and dry skin. Brush the chicken with oil.
Tie its feet with a cotton thread.
Place on the low rack on the crisp tray.
When beep sounds, turn food over.
After cooking, cover with aluminum foil, let stand for 10 minutes.
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Steam
Cook
In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6 kg of fish fillet.
The feature allows you steamed cook.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
CAUTION:
1. Always use oven gloves when removing
a STEAMER from the oven. It’s very hot.
2. Do not put a hot STEAMER on a glass
table or a place easy to be melted after
cooking. Always make sure to use a pad
or tray.
3. When you use this Steamer, pour at least
300ml water before use. If the amount of
water is less than 300ml, it may cause
incomplete cooking, or may cause a fire
or fatal damage to the product.
4. Be careful when you move the STEAMER
with water.
5. When you use the STEAMER, the steam
cover and steam water bowl should be
set perfectly right. The eggs or the
chestnut would be exploding without
setting the steam cover and steam water
bowl.
6. Never use this Steamer with a product of
different model. it may cause a fire or
fatal damage to the product.
Press Steam Cook.
The following indication is displayed: “
“, "
".
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “Sc 2”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for category confirmation.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “0.6kg”.
Press Q-START/START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
TIME/WEIGHT.
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STEAM COOK GUIDE
Function
Steam cook
Category
Weight
Limit
Utensil
Food Temp.
Instructions
SC 1
Crustacea
0.1~0.4 kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Refrigerated
Clean the food. such as shrimp, crab.
( make sure it is under 25cm length)
Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water bowl. Place the steam plate
on the steam water bowl. Place the prepared food on the steam plate
in a single layer. Cover with the steam cover.
Place the steam water bowl in the center of the glass tray.
After cooking, stand for 1 minute in the oven.
SC 2
Fish fillet
0.2~0.6 kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
Clean the food. make sure it is under 2.5cm thick.
Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water bowl. Place the steam plate
on the steam water bowl. Place the prepared food on the steam plate
in a single layer. Cover with the steam cover.
Place the steam water bowl in the center of the glass tray.
After cooking, stand for 1 minute in the oven.
SC 3
Carrot
0.2~0.8 kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
Clean the vegetables and cut into similar sized pieces.
Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water bowl. Place the steam plate
on the steam water bowl. Place the prepared food on the steam plate in
a single layer, Cover with the steam cover.
Place the steam water bowl in the center of the glass tray.
Afte cooking, stand for 1 minute in the oven.
SC 4
Eggs
2~9eggs
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Refrigerated
Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water bowl. Place the steam plate
on the steam water bowl. Place the eggs on the steam plate in a single
layer. Cover with the steam cover.
Place the steam water bowl in the center of the glass tray.
After cooking, stand for 1 minute in the oven.
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STEAM COOK GUIDE
Function
Steam cook
Category
Weight
Limit
Utensil
Food Temp.
Instructions
SC 5
Broccoli
0.2~0.6 kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
Same as above.
SC 6
Green bean
0.1~0.3 kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water bowl. Place the steam plate
on the steam water bowl. Place the green bean on the steam plate in a
single layer. Cover with the steam cover.
Place the steam water bowl in the center of the glass tray.
After cooking, stand for 1 minute in the oven.
SC 7
Apple
0.2~0.8 kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
Wash and peel. Remove stone if necessary and slice thinly.
Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water bowl. Place the steam plate
on the steam water bowl. Place the prepared food on the steam plate in
a single layer. Cover with the steam cover.
Place the steam water bowl in the center of the glass tray.
After cooking, stand for 1 minute in the oven.
SC 8
Shell fish
0.2~0.6 kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Refrigerated
Clean the food. such as clam, scallops, cuttlefish.
(make sure it is under 25cm length)
Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water bowl. Place the steam plate
on the steam water bowl. Place the prepared food on the steam plate in
a single layer. Cover with the steam cover.
Place the steam water bowl in the center of the glass tray.
After cooking, stand for 1 minute in the oven.
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Crisp
Cook
In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.4 kg of frozen pizza.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press CRISP COOK.
This feature allows you to crisp cook.
The following indications are displayed: “
“.
For the best result, use the following
accessories.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “cc 1”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for category confirmation.
Crisp tray + High rack
( or low rack)
CAUTION:
1. Aways use oven gloves when
removing a Crisp Tray from the
oven. It’s very hot.
2. Do not put a hot Crisp Tray on a
glass table or a place easy to be.
Always make sure to use a pad or
tray.
3. Never use this Crisp Tray with a
product of different model. it may
cause a fire or fatal damage to the
product.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “0.4kg”.
Press Q-START/START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
TIME/WEIGHT.
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CRISP COOK GUIDE
Category
Function
Crisp
Cook
cc 1
Frozen Pizza
Weight
Limit
0.3~0.5 kg
Utensil
Food Temp.
Crisp tray
on the high rack
Frozen
Instructions
This function is for cooking frozen pizza.
Remove all packaging and place it on the crisp tray on the high rack.
After cooking, let stand for 1-2 minutes.
CAUTION: The utensil and surrounding oven will get very HOT.
Use culinary gloves.
cc 2
Fresh pizza
0.6 kg
Crisp tray
on the low rack
Refrigerated
cc 3
Frozen
Quiche
0.3~0.6 kg
Crisp tray
on the high rack
Frozen
cc 4
Fresh
Quiche
0.8 kg
Crisp tray
on the low rack
Refrigerated
Carefully follow the chosen fresh quiche recipe below.
Place the crisp tray in the oven on the low rack.
cc 5
Fresh fruit
pie
0.8 kg
Crisp tray
on the low rack
Refrigerated
Carefully follow the “ Single crust apple pie” recipe below.
Place the crisp tray in the oven on the low rack.
cc 6
Chicken
Breasts
0.2~0.8 kg
Crisp tray
on the high rack
Refrigerated
Place the chicken breasts on the crisp tray.
Place the crisp tray on the high rack in the oven.
When beep sounds, turn food over.
cc 7
Chicken
wings
0.2~0.8 kg
Crisp tray
on the high rack
Refrigerated
Place the chicken wings on the crisp tray.
Same as above.
cc 8
Gratin
dauphinois
1.0 kg
Crisp tray
on the low rack
Room
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Carefully follow the fresh pizza recipe below.
Place the crisp tray in the oven on the low rack.
Place the sausage on the crisp tray.
Same as above.
Use precooked gratin potatoes. Place the potatoes in the crisp tray
with 60g grated cheese.
Place crisp tray on the low rack.
* CRISP COOK (CC2/CC4/CC5) RECIPE
Recipe
Ingredients
cc2
Fresh pizza
cc4
Onion and bacon
Quiche
cc5
Single crust
apple pie
1 pizza crust
60g pizza sauce
150g grated cheese
70g peppers
40g onions
50g ham
Place the crust onto the crisp tray and prick the surface with a fork.
Put the pizza sauce, 50g grated cheese, peppers, onions, ham and 100g grated cheese onto
the crust.
Place the crisp tray on the low rack.
1 pie crust
140g onions
3 slices of bacon
3 eggs
300g whipping cream
120g milk
120g grate cheese
Saute the chopped onion and bacon in a frying pan.
Mix eggs, whipping cream, milk, and grated cheese.
Place the crust onto the crisp tray and prick the surface with a fork.
Put the onion and bacon onto the crust and pour the mixture.
Place the crisp tray on the low rack.
1 pie crust
3/ cup white sugar
4
Place the crust onto the crisp tray and prick the surface with a fork.
Cream sugar and butter together.
Add flour and nutmeg and mix well.
Spread 1/2 of mixture in pie crust.
Arrange apples on top of crumb mixture and sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top of
apples.
Place the crisp tray on the low rack.
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/ cup all- purpose flour
3
1/
4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 fresh apple-pitted, skinned,
and sliced
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The temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food be checked before cooking begins. 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. This will require a
standing time to allow the centre to thaw. In the following example I will show you how to defrost frozen poultry.
Auto
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weigh the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food on microwave safe dish on
the glass tray in your oven and close the oven door.
Press AUTO DEFROST.
Your oven has four microwave defrost
settings:- Meat, Poultry, Fish and Bread;
each defrost category has different
power settings.
Food to be cooked should be placed in
a Microwave-safe utensils.
The following indication is displayed: “
“.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “dEF2”.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for category confirmation.
Please do not use the following
accessories.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “0.8kg” for the weight
of frozen food.
Press Q-START/START.
High rack
Square rack
Low rack
Square tray
During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point you should open the oven door, turn food over and
separate it 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 Q-START/START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds) unless the door is opened.
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Defrosting Guide
* Food to be defrosted should be placed in a suitable microwave proof container and placed uncovered on the glasstray.
* If necessary, shield small areas of ment or poultry with flat pieces of aluminum foil. This will prevent thin areas from becoming warm during defrosting.
Ensure the foil does not touch the oven walls.
* Separate items like minced meat, chops, sausages and bacon as soon as possible.
When BEEP sounds, turn food over. Remove defrosted portions. Continue to defrost remaining pieces.
After defrosting, allow to stand until completely thawed.
Function
Auto
Defrost
Category
Weight
Limit
Utensil
Instructions
Microwave-safe
plate
Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beet burger
Pork chops, Lamb chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets(2cm).
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, cover with aluminum foil and let stand for 5-15 minutes.
dEF1
Meat
dEF2
Poultry
Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg).
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 20-30 minutes.
dEF3
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, seafood.
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 10-20 minutes.
dEF4
Bread
0.1~4.0 kg
0.1~0.5 kg
Paper towel
Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc.
After defrosting, let stand for 1 minute.
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Combi
Defrost
The temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food be checked before cooking begins.
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.
This will require a standing time to allow the centre to thaw. In the following example I will show you how to
defrost 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 on microwave safe dish on
high rack in your oven and close the oven door.
Press COMBI DEFROST.
Your oven has four combination defrost
settings:- Meat, Poultry, Fish and Bread;
each defrost category has different
power settings.
The following indication is displayed: “
“.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “dEF2”.
Your oven has a combination defrost
feature which allows you to food with
Heater and Microwave.
This function makes better result to
defrost your food.
For the best result, use the following
accessories.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for category confirmation.
Enter the weight of the frozen food that you are about to defrost.
Turn TIME/WEIGHT until display shows “0.8kg” for the weight
of frozen food.
Press Q-START/START.
High rack
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 Q-START/START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sound ) unless the door is opened.
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Defrosting Guide
* If necessary, shield small areas of meat or poultry with flat pieces of aluminum foil. This will prevent thin areas from becoming warm during defrosting.
Ensure the foil does not touch the oven walls.
* Separate items like minced meat, chops, sausages and bacon as soon as possible.
When BEEP sounds, turn food over. Remove defrosted portions. Continue to defrost remaining pieces.
After defrosting, allow to stand until completely thawed.
Function
Combi
Defrost
Category
Weight
Limit
0.1~4.0 kg
Utensil
Instructions
High rack
(If the food is too
big to defrost on
the high rack, use
low rack )
Minced meat, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger
Pork chops, Lamb chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets(2cm).
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, cover with aluminum foil, let stand for 5-15 minutes.
dEF1
Meat
dEF2
Poultry
Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0 kg).
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, cover with aluminum foil, let stand for 20~30 minutes.
dEF3
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, cover with aluminum foil, let stand for 10~20 minutes.
dEF4
Bread
0.1~0.5 kg
Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc.
After defrosting, stand for 1 minute.
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EZ
Clean
In the following example I will show you how to remove smells from the oven.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The oven has a special function to
remove smells in the oven.
You can use the EZ Clean function
without food in the oven.
Turn MODE until display shows “230˚C”
The following indication is displayed: “
“.
Press TIME/WEIGHT for mode confirmation.
Press Q-START/START.
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Microwave-Safe
Utensils
Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils in using microwave function
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 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 the microwave.
Place the utensil in question next to a glass bowl filled with water in using
microwave function. 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 using microwave function. You probably have many items
on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as cooking equipment in
the microwave. Just read through the following checklist.
Paper
Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in using
microwave function, 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 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.
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 using
microwave function, as they will melt and rupture.
Plastic microwave cookware
Dinner plates
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.
Many kinds of dinnerware 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.
Pottery, stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials are usually fine for use in using
microwave function, but they should be tested to be sure.
CAUTION
Plastic storage containers
Some items with high lead or iron content are not suitable as cooking
utensils.
Utensils should be checked to ensure that they are suitable for use in the
microwave.
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
Keeping an eye on things
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 function is equipped with a light that turns on automatically
when the oven is in operation so that you can see inside and check the progress of your food.
Directions given in recipes to elevate, stir, and the like should be thought of as the minimum
steps recommended. If the food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary
adjustments you think appropriate to correct the problem.
Factors affecting microwave cooking times
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 because 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 skillful in estimating both cooking and standing times for
various foods.
Density of food
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 so that the outer
edges do not become dry and brittle.
Height of food
The upper portion of tall foods, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the lower
portion. Therefore, it is wise to turn tall food several during cooking.
Moisture content of food
Since the heat generated from microwaves causes moisture to evaporate, 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 in order to prevent unevenly or overcooked meat.
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 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
is cooked by microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible
shape for a food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long
before the centre is even warm . Round thin foods and ring shaped foods cook most
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.
Covering with greaseproof paper
It is a looser cover than a lid or cling film, the food may dry out slightly. But because it
makes a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
Arranging and spacing
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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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Testing if cooked
Food cooks so quickly in a 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 5˚F (3˚C) and
15˚F (8˚C) during standing time.
Standing time
Foods are often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after being removed from the oven.
Usually the foods are covered during standing time to retain heat unless they are
supposed to be dry in texture (some cakes and biscuits, for example). Standing allows
foods to finish cooking and also helps flavour blend and develop.
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To Clean Your Oven
1. Keep the inside of the oven clean
Food spatters or spilled liquids stick to oven walls and between the seal and door
surfaces. 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 metal 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 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 the oven from accidentally starting, and wipe a damp
cloth followed immediately by a dry cloth. Press Stop/Clear after cleaning.
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 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, 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.
5. Do not use steam cleaners.
6. Unplug your oven from the electrical socket when you clean control panel with wet cloth
or spray water on control glass to clean. If it is not unpluggld, this product can be
operated by touching the Quick Start button.
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.
Either the light bulb has blown or the electric circuit has failed.
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 this
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 conditions, just as you would do
with a conventional cooker.
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.
Q Why does the beep tone sound when a button on the Control Panel is
touched?
A The beep tone sounds to assure that the setting is being properly entered.
Q Will the microwave function be damaged if it operates empty?
A Yes Never run it empty.
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 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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Test Dishes In Accordance
With EN 60705
Function
Meal
Microwave watlage
setting
Heating
temperature in°C
Notes
200W, 10~11min.
Or Auto key function
_
Place a flat plate on the center of the glass tray.
Turn after half of total cooking time.
Or use the “ Auto defrost 1 (0.5kg)” function.
Microwave
Defrosting
Meat
Microwave
cooking
Custard
400W, 25~30min
_
Place a Pyrex dish on the center of the glass tray.
Sponge cake
1000W, 4~5min
_
Place a ø22cm Pyrex dish on the center of the glass tray.
Meat loaf
600W, 13~17min
_
Place a Pyres dish on the center of the glass tray.
Potato gratin
400W, 25~29min
200°C
Place a ø22cm Pyrex dish on low rack.
_
180°C
Place a ø22cm Pyrex dish on low rack.
300W, 38~42min
Or Auto key function
200°C
Place chicken breast-side down on the low rack on the crisp tray.
Turn after half of total cooking time.
Or use the “Auto Roast 3(1.3kg)” function.
Combination
cooking with
the microwave
Cake
Chicken
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Technical Specifications
Technical specification
MC8088HLC¡/
¡ MC8088HRC
Power Input
230 V~ 50 Hz
Output
1000 W (IEC60705 rating standard)
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimension
Max.
Power
Microwave
Consumption Grill
Convection
Combination
2450 MHz
474 mm(W) X 380 mm(H) X 564 mm(D)
2700 watt
1500 watt
1250(Max. 2650) watt
1500(Max. 2650) watt
Max. 2700 watt
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