LG | MD-2642GT | LG MD-2642GT Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE OVEN
FOUR A MICRO-ONDES
MAGNETRON OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
MANUEL DE L'UTILISATEUR
GEBRUIKERSHANDLEIDING
Please read this owner's manual
thoroughly
before
operating.
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deze
handleiding
alvorens de
oven
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nemen.
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Precautions
Precautions to avoid
You cannot
operate your
oven
GB
cooking activity
any
microwave
It is
oven
important
Do not
food
or
Do not
oven
place
safety
when the door is
interlocks
When
switch off
oven,
a
evidence of
which in the
opened;
case
of
object
any
operate your
liquid.
tamper with the safety interlocks.
between the
oven
cleaner residue to accumulate
(2) hinges
interlocks
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
not to
door closes
safety
automatically
with the door open due to the
built into the door mechanism. These
possible exposure
oven
properly
and latches
if it is
on
front face and the door
sealing
damaged.
and that there is
(broken
or
It is
no
or
damage to
loosened), (3)
the:
that the
sealing
oven
service
adjusted
or
repaired by
anyone
2
Do not overheat.
3
Stir the
baby
and
beverages
a
in your microwave
can occur
sudden boil
without
over
of the hot
sided containers with
narrow
necks.
before
liquid
the
heating
heating,
the container in the
allow to stand in the
again carefully
food
placing
oven
and
again halfway
time.
and check the
to avoid burns
oven
for
a
short
time, stir
or
shake
temperature of them before
(especially,
contents of
feeding
bottles and
jars).
handling
the container.
Warning
times are correctly set as
in the FOOD catching fire
result
cooking may
and subsequent damage to your oven.
ensure
sauces
This could result in
using straight
Be careful when
Warning
Please
e.g. soups,
liquid beyond boiling point
prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken:
consumption
except qualified
personnel.
over
bubbling.
Avoid
them
should not be
the
1
4 After
surfaces.
Your
To
through
(1) door(bent),
door seals and
heating liquids,
overheating
allow
surfaces.
particularly important
to excessive microwave energy.
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.
cooking
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Contents
How the Microwave Oven Works
Microwaves
are a
form of energy similar to radio and television
waves
and
ordinary daylight. Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. Microwave ovens,
however, have a magnetron which is designed to make use of the energy in
microwaves. Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to created
A turntable
or
cooking
tray is located
area
at the bottom of the
pass through metal walls of the oven, but
glass, porcelain and paper, the
cooking dishes are constructed.
as
Microwaves do not heat
get
hot from the heat
through openings inside the
they
oven.
can
oven.
Microwaves cannot
penetrate such materials
materials out of which microwave-safe
Unpacking & Installing
Setting the Clock
5~6
Child Lock
8
7
9
Cooking
Micro Power Level
10
Two
11
Stage Cooking
Quick Start
12
Auto Cook
13~14
Auto Defrost
15~16
Toaster
17
of
Cleaning
tray
Important Safety
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually
generated by
3
4
Micro Power
microwave energy.
These microwaves enter the
Precautions
Contents
the food.
Microwave
-
18
Instructions
19
safe Utensils
20
Food characteristics &
Microwave
A very safe
Your microwave
appliance
oven
21~22
cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring
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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Information/Technical
23
Specifications
24
GB
Unpacking
Installing
Unpack your
&
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.
oven
and
place
it
on a
Place the
flat level
surface.
more
30cm of space
GB
oven
in the level location of your choice with
than 85cm
on
the
top
height
ventilation. The front of the
edge
of the surface to
oven
can
damage
sure
there is at least
rear
for proper
should be at least 8cm from the
prevent tipping.
An exhaust outlet is located
the outlet
but make
and 10cm at the
the
on
top
or
side of the
oven.
Blocking
oven.
GLASS TRAY
The
wall
ROLLER REST
right side in which has exhaust
or something to block.
outlet must be at 10
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL
CATERING PURPOSES
5
cm
from
Plug
your
Make
oven
sure
your
into
connected to the socket. If your
properly, unplug
a
oven
standard household socket.
Open
is the
Place the ROLLER REST inside the
only appliance
does not
oven
oven
GLASS TRAY
operate
it from the electrical socket and then
your
plug
on
door
by pulling
the DOOR HANDLE.
oven
and
place
the
top.
it
back in.
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Fill
a
300 ml
(1/2 pint)
of water. Place
the GLASS TRAY and close the
have any doubts about what
use
please
refer to page 20.
oven
door. If you
to
When it reaches 0, BEEP sounds.
button six times
on
type of container
The DISPLAY will count down from 3 minutes.
Press the START
microwave safe container with
to set 3 minutes
oven
door and test the
of
oven
is
cooking
time. You will
hear
a
when
temperature of the
BEEP
press the button. Your
oven
will start before you have
finished the sixth press;
don't worry this is normal.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
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the
water. If your
operating the water should be warm.
removing the container it may be hot.
each time you
Open
Be careful
Setting the
You
Clock
can
set either 12 hour clock
In the
following example
Make
sure
Make
sure
or
24 hour clock.
I will show you how to set the time for 3:35.
that you have removed all packaging from your
that you have
correctly
installed your
oven as
oven.
described earlier
in this book.
GB
Press STOP/CLEAR.
When your
oven
first time
when power
or
power cut,
display;
a
is
plugged
Press CLOCK twice.
in for the
resumes
after
a
'0' will be shown in the
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 10 MIN three times.
Press 1 MIN three times.
Press 10 SEC five times.
During clock setting the colon will flash,
After setting, the colon will stop flashing.
If the
key (10 MIN
rapidly.
/ 1 MIN / 10
SEC)
increase
Press CLOCK to set the time.
7
is
pressed
and
held, the time will
Child
Lock
Press STOP/CLEAR.
GB
Your
oven
prevents
has
a
safety feature that
running of the oven.
accidental
Press and hold STOP until "L" appears
The CHILD LOCK is
now
on
the
display
and BEEP sounds.
set.
Once the child lock is set, you will be
unable to
cooking
use
can
any functions and
take
However your child
oven
no
The time will
disappear
on
the
display
if you have set the clock.
place.
can
still open the
door!
"L" remains
displayed
to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set.
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until "L"
You will hear BEEP when it's released.
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disappears.
Micro Power
Cooking
In the
following example I will show you how to cook some food on 720 power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
During microwave cooking, you can extend the cooking time each 30 seconds upto 30 minutes by repeatedly
pressing the start key.
Make
sure
that you have
correctly
installed your
earlier in this book.
GB
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your
oven
has five microwave Power
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
Press MICRO twice to select 720 power.
"720" appears
on
the
display.
MICRO button will select different power
levels.
Press
POWER
MICRO
%
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press 10 SEC three times.
HIGH
MAX
time 100% 900W
MEDIUM
HIGH
times 80% 720W
MEDIUM
times 60% 540W
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
times 40% 360W
LOW
times 20% 180W
Press START.
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oven as
described
Your microwave
The
equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
table below shows the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this
microwave
oven
is
oven.
POWER LEVEL
HIGH
MEDIUM HIGH
MEDIUM
OUTPUT
100%
80%
60%
USE
900W
720W
540W
*
Brown minced beef
*
Cook
*
Cook tender cuts of meat
*
All
*
Roast meat and
*
Cook mushrooms and shellfish
*
Cook foods
*
Bake cakes and
*
*
DEFROST/
40%
360W
MEDIUM LOW
LOW
20%
180W
poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
reheating
poultry
containing
cheese and eggs
scones
Prepare eggs
Cook custard
Prepare rice,
soup
*
All
*
Melt butter and chocolate
*
Cook less tender cuts of meat
*
Soften butter & cheese
*
Soften ice
*
Raise
10
Level
GB
Boil Water
*
*
Micro Power
thawing
cream
yeast dough
Two stage
In the
following example
food for 11 minutes
Cooking
on
I will show you how to cook
Press STOP/CLEAR.
GB
During
stage cooking the oven door
opened and food checked. Close
two
can
be
the
oven
door and press START and the
cooking stage will
Set the power and the
(You
can
stage
2
time for
once
stage1.
power.)
to select HIGH power.
continue.
Press 10 MIN
At the end of
cooking
omit this process for HIGH
Press MICRO
stage1,
BEEP sounds and
Press 1 MIN
once.
once.
commences.
Set the power and the
Should you wish to clear the programme
press STOP/CLEAR twice.
some
HIGH; the second will cook for
cooking
time for
stage2.
Press MICRO four times to select 360 power.
Press 10 MIN three times.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press START.
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food in two
35 minutes
on
stages.
360.
The first stages will cook your
In the
following example
I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking
on
Quick
high power.
Start
Press STOP/CLEAR.
GB
The QUICK START feature allows you to
Press START four times to select 2 minutes
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
Your
cooking
with
a
oven
on
HIGH power.
will start before you have finished the fourth press.
touch of the START key.
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking
10 minutes by repeatedly pressing the START key.
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time up to
Auto
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook 0.5
Cook
Press STOP/CLEAR.
GB
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
Press AUTO COOK
your favorite food
"AC-1" appears
food
food
easily by selecting the
type and entering the weight of the
by pressing the
key.
Select desired
Press
key
If the
on
once.
the
display.
of
potato.
weight
five times to enter
keys are pressed
rapidly.
0.5kg.
and
increase/decrease
Press START.
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held, the weight will
kg
of jacket potato.
FOOD CATEGORY
JACKET POTATO
FOOD TEMP.
Room
temp.
UTENSILS
Glass
tray
WEIGHT LIMIT
0.1kg~1.0kg
INSTRUCTIONS
Choose medium sized
Wash and
potatoes 170-200g.
dry potatoes.
Pierce the
potatoes several times with fork.
potatoes on the glass turntable. Adjust weight and
press start. After cooking, remove the potatoes from the oven.
Place the
Let stand covered with foil for 5 minutes.
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FRESH VEGETABLES
FROZEN
Room
temp.
Frozen
Glass
Place
tray
prepared vegetables into a suitable
0.2kg~0.8kg
(e.g. casserole dish).
Add 30 ml water per 0.2 kg vegetables.
After Cooking, let stand for 3 minutes.
Glass
tray
0.2kg~0.8kg
Place
prepared
frozen
vegetables into a suitable sized
kg vegetable.
centre of the glass tray.
container. Add 30 ml water per 0.2
VEGETABLES
Cover and
After
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sized container
place it the
Cooking, let stand
for 3 minutes.
The
Auto
temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking
Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be completely
commences.
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.
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weigh
the food that you
metallic ties
GB
oven
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
oven
has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY,
any
door.
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY
Your
remove
and close the
"dEF2" appears
on
the
Enter the
weight
of the frozen food that you
Press
fourteen times to enter 1.4
display
defrosting
programme.
window.
FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power
settings. Repeated
presses of the AUTO DEFROST buttons
will select different
Category
are
about to defrost.
settings.
Kg.
Press
DEFROST
Press START.
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
times
During defrosting your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
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.
ensure even
BREAD
times
15
DEFROSTING GUIDE
*
Food to be defrosted should be in
*
If necessary, shield small
foil does not touch the
*
areas
oven
a
suitable microwave
of meat
or
poultry
proof
with flat
container and
pieces
place
uncovered
of aluminum foil. This will
on
the
prevent
glass turntable.
thin
areas
becoming
warm
during defrosting.
Ensure the
walls.
Separate items like minced meat, chops, sausages and bacon as soon as possible.
BEEP, turn food over. Remove defrosted portions. Continue to defrost remaining pieces.
After defrosting, allow to stand until completely thawed.
When
*
For
example joints of
meat and whole chickens should STAND for
minimum of 1 hour before
a
cooking.
GB
Category
Meat
Weight Limit
0.1
4.0
~
kg
Utensil
Microwave
ware
(Flat plate)
Poultry
Food
Meat
Minced
Pork
beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger
chops, Lamp chops,
Rolled roast,
Sausage, Cutlets(.2cm)
Fish
Turn food
After
over
at
beep.
let stand for 5-15 minutes.
defrosting,
Poultry
Whole
chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg)
Turn food
After
over
at
defrosting,
beep.
let stand for 20-30 minutes.
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods
Turn food
After
Bread
0.1~0.5kg
Paper
towel
flat
plate
or
over
at
defrosting,
Sliced
beep.
let stand for 10-20 minutes.
bread, Buns, Baguette,
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etc.
Toaster
In the
following example
I will show you how to toast for 3 minutes and 40 seconds.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH THE METALIC PARTAFTER WORKING. IT MAY BE HOT.
Press TOAST STOP/CANCEL.
GB
The microwave
used at the
oven
same
and toaster
can
be
Press 1 MIN
(Next to TOAST) three times.
time.
Press 10 SEC
When you toast
continuously,
reduce
time at the next toast.
cooking
After end of toast, the
for
a
cooling
second.
(Next to TOAST)
four times.
Please
fan works
Press START.
Maximum size of bread.
The end of toast, BEEP sounds, open the
door, and take
Bread may burn. Therefore toaster must not be used
And other combusible
materials, they
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out the bread.
near or
must be watched.
below curtains
In the
following example
I will show you how to clean the
Cleaning of tray
tray.
Pull THE TRAY.
GB
You need to clear the surfaces in contact
with the bread
regularly.
Clean THE TRAY.
Insert THE TRAY to end.
If the
tray is
not inserted to
end, the door of
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toaster may not open.
Important safety instructions
Read
1
carefully
and
WARNING
Please
for future reference
keep
10
Do not attempt to tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to the
door, control panel, safety interlock switches or any other part of the oven.
It is hazardous for anyone to carry out any service or repair operation
which involves the removal of any cover which gives protection against
GB
exposure to microwave energy.
qualified service technician.
2
Do not
the
operate the
oven
when not in
energy, if the
3
Do not
or
4
dry
is
use.
empty. It is best
The water will
accidentally
a
glass of
a
use
6
Do not
use
long.
cause
newspaper in
place
wooden containers.
metal twist ties. Metal
serious
Do not
of paper towels for
operate the
use
which may
with
oven
cause
place the oven so
edge of the surface
the appliance.
shorter
cooking
or
heating
Be certain to
the front of the door is 8
behind the
on
of
skin of
which it is
placed,
time. If normal
cm or more
to avoid accidental
potatoes, apples or any such fruit
Do not
or
objects
in the
oven
a
kitchen
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breakage
or
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just
after
cooking.
oven
door
or
door seals
until it has been
If smoke is
are damaged, the oven must not be
repaired by a qualified service technician.
observed, switch off
and
keep
the
oven
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a
it in water
If the
supply
or
or disconnect the oven from the power
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
cooked in
disposable
containers of
paper or other combustible materials, check the oven
the possibility of the food container is deteriorating.
may
leakage.
by placing
damage.
plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting.
though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film,
heating or cooking.
operated
can
napkin or any other
edges of the oven, which
towel,
oven.
Remove the
for
cooking.
may arc, which
attempt deep fat frying in your
Note
19
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
Do not rinse the turntable
may
they
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damage.
microwave energy
Do not
may overheat and burn.
allowed
Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
They
obstruction between the door and the front
cause
require
are
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may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
remove
Small amounts of food
Before cooking, pierce the
vegetable.
absorb all microwave
safely
correctly set as over cooking
subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN.
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water in
started.
times are
times
tipping
wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book
instructions, for the food you are cooking.
Do not
9
to leave
by
11
Do not cook food
5
8
be undertaken
cooking
clothes in the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
burned if heated too
contains
7
oven
when
oven
Repairs should only
ensure
may result in FIRE and
Only
allow children to
instructions have been
use
the
given
oven
so
without
This
20
Liquids or
are
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when
supervision
that the child is able to
safe way and understands the hazards of
plastic,
frequently due to
improper
use
adequate
the
oven
other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since
liable to
explode.
in
a
use.
they
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never
use
metal
microwave
or
metal trimmed utensils in your
Paper
oven
Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in your microwave oven,
provided that the cooking time is short and foods to be cooked are low in fat and
moisture. Paper towels are also very useful for wrapping foods and for lining baking
trays in which greasy foods such as bacon are cooked. In general, avoid 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.
oven
Most
They will bounce off any metal object in the
and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning.
heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your microwave
However,
oven.
some
may contain materials that render them unsuitable
microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about
simple way
to find out if it
Place the utensil in
can
question
a
particular utensil,
be used in your microwave
next to
a
glass
as
there's
a
Plastic
oven.
bowl filled with water in the microwave
Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
oven.
A
variety
part, you
plates
manufacturer's literature
or
of
for
a
for
cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe.
bag so that steam can escape. Never use
your microwave oven, as they will melt and
slit in the
cooking
in
and sizes of microwave cookware
shapes
probably
equipment.
can
kitchen
Pottery,
microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
perform the
specially
Plastic microwave cookware
new
are
made
to make
rupture.
checklist.
kinds of dinner-ware
are
sure
ordinary plastic bags
change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use in the microwave oven. You
probably have many items on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as
cooking equipment in your microwave oven. Just read through the following
not
Many
they
However, be
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does
Dinner
cooking bags
Provided
use
items you
but
Glassware
have
on
are
available. For the most
hand rather than
investing
in
stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials
microwave test.
already
they
should be tested to be
are
usually
fine for
use
in your microwave oven,
sure.
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of
oven
tempered glass cookware. However, do
or wine glasses, as these might shatter
tumblers
not
as
use
delicate
the food
glassware,
such
CAUTION
as
Some items with
warms.
These
be used to hold foods that
can
are
to be
quickly
reheated. However,
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the
foods will
eventually warp
or
high
lead
or
iron content
are
not suitable for
cooking
utensils.
Plastic storage containers
melt
Utensils should be checked to
they
oven as
hot
microwave
plastic containers.
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ovens.
ensure
that
they
are
suitable for
use
in
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Food characteristics&
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
on
cooking
Moisture content of food
things
Since the heat
The
GB
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.
Factors
affecting
microwave
such
or
Density
vegetables should
evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
either be
sprinkled
with water
prior
to
cooking
covered to retain moisture.
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks
cooking bony
or
quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
they do not cook unevenly and do not become
more
cuts of meat that
fatty
overcooked.
of food
Quantity
The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is
being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time.
Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe.
cooking times
factors affect
Shape
of food
Microwaves
cooked
penetrate only about
as
the heat
2.cm into
food, the interior portion of thick foods
generated
on
the outside travels inward.
Only the
are
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
outer
.
microwave.
Covering
A
cover
traps heat and
microwave
cling
steam which
film with
a corner
causes
food to cook
folded back to
more
quickly.
Use
a
lid
or
prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and
poultry
that
of food
fat. Food that
are
flavour of the
recipe
are
cooked fifteen minutes
cooked for
a
shorter
or
longer
will brown
lightly
in their
own
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
period
is not altered.
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.
Height
some
Bone and fat content of food
cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
makes a big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold
butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with
ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range
of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains under-cooked at the
lower end of the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook your food beyond
the maximum time given, according to personal preference. The governing
philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be conservative in giving
cooking times. While overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes,
particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed
from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When
allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the
oven as the heat trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels
inward. If the food is left in the oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer
portions will become overcooked or even burnt. You will become increasingly skilful
in estimating both cooking and standing times for various foods.
Many
from microwaves tends to
generated
roasts and
as
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering
because it makes
Arranging
of food
and
a
looser
evenly
if
placed
stack foods
times.
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on
a
lid
or
and helps food retain some heat. But
clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
spacing
Individual foods such
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
than
cover
as
in the
top of
baked
oven an
one
potatoes, small cakes and hors d'oeuvres will heat more
distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
equal
another.
Food characteristics &
Microwave
Stirring
is
Stirring
one
of the most
important
of all
microwaving techniques.
In conventional
To Clean Your Oven
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
1
of the food heats first.
Turning
tall foods such
bottom will cook
as
evenly.
roasts and whole chickens should be turned
It is also
a
good
that the
so
idea to turn cut up chicken and
Since microwaves
are
attracted to the outside
portions of meat, poultry and
portions will receive the most
thicker
spillovers will
chops.
cloth to
portion
fish to the outer
of
food, it makes sense to place
of the
keep
dish. This way,
microwave energy and the food will cook evenly.
edge
baking
can
of aluminium foil
of square and
much foil and
(which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or edges
rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too
make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause 'arcing' in the oven.
2
or
dense foods
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
with
a
Testing
shell, skin
or
membrane
include
damp
likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
are
3
so
quickly
in
a
spillovers with
walls and between seal and door
a
clean to
dry.
by
assure a
Do not
hand
or
tight
harsh
use
cloth
away. Crumbs and
right
lengthen cooking
times. Use
seal. Remove greasy spatters with
detergent
or
panel,
oven
oven
a
humidity
microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
left in the microwave until
4
poultry, are removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish
cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 50F (30C)
and 150F (80C) during standing time.
Standing time
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.
immediately by
conditions and in
or
damage to
the
no
a
oven
dry
from
glass tray
way indicates
kept
openings.
and
cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after
when the microwave
a
oven
oven
is
To clean
wipe
door, wipe the panels
operated
under
high
malfunction of the unit.
clean. Use
only
warm, soapy
water, rinse
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR
STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS.
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a
cleaning.
dry thoroughly.
Metal parts will be easier to maintain if
dry
operating parts inside the
accidentally starting,
around the outside of the
occur
The door and door seals should be
then
soapy cloth
a
abrasive cleaners. The
clean
open the door to prevent
soft cloth. This may
damp
with soap and water then with clean water and
paper towel. To prevent
cloth followed
a
important to
in the dishwasher.
or
the outside of the
soft cloth
damp
crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is
If steam accumulates inside
with
if cooked
Food cooks
are
a
control
Piercing
Foods enclosed in
up
GB
oven
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
the underside
and centre of the foods.
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
wipe
Clean the outside of your
Elevating
Thick
area
be washed
Keep
clean
absorb microwave energy and
wipe out
this
oven
spilled liquids stick to
or
then rinse and
Shielding
Strips
inside of the
surface. It is best to
top and
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
thicker
Keep the
Food spatters
over
Large,
cooking.
wiped frequently with
a
damp
cloth.
Questions &
Answers
Q What's wrong when the
A
GB
There may be several
Light bulb has blown
light will not glow?
why the oven light will
Q Is it possible to pop
oven
reasons
not
A
glow.
Yes, if using
1
2
Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing
No. The
holes,
or
ports,
microwave energy
in
a
microwave oven?
below
Door is not closed
A
corn
of the two methods described
one
are
made to allow
light to
screen
pass;
in the door?
they
Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for microwave cooking.
Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific
times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product.
do not let
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
through.
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
Q Why does the beep tone sound when
touched?
A
The
tone sounds to
beep
Q Will the microwave
A
Yes Never
run
it
assure
oven
empty
or
be
pad
a
that the
on
the Control Panel is
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED
setting
is
being properly
entered.
TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
damaged if it operates empty?
glass tray.
CAUTION
without the
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
A
After microwave
standing
cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking during
standing time finishes cooking evenly throughout the
amount of standing time depends on the density of the food.
time. This
food. The
always cook
as
fast
as
the
cooking guide says?
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
Q Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
A
oven
Check your cooking guide again to make sure you've followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
would do with
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a
conventional cooker.
Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Warning
This
appliance
The wires in this mains lead
following
BLUE
are
Technical
must be earthed
MD-2642GT/MD-2642GTY/MD-2642GTS
colored in accordance with the
codes
Power
Neutral
~
BROWN
~
~
Earth
in
with the coloured
correspond
your plug proceed
as
appliance may
markings identifying the terminals
Power
Microwave
or
Combination
Colored BLACK.
The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED.
The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW
or
GREEN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E
If the
supply
cord is
or
order to avoid
a
damaged,
its service
or
it must be
agent
or a
replaced by the
similarly qualified person
.
in
hazard;
24
2450 MHz
512mm
(W)
x
302mm
(H)
Consumption
Toaster
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
(IEC60705 rating standard)
Frequency
Outside Dimension
follows:
which is marked with the letter N
manufacturer
230VAC/50Hz
900 W
Microwave
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
not
Input
Output
Live
GREEN & YELLOW
GB
Specification
1300 Watts
550 Watts
1800 Watts
x
439mm
(D)
P/No: 3828W5A2814
Printed in Korea
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