LG | MC8087AR | LG MC8087AR Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE/GRILL/CONVECTION OVEN
OWNER’S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MC8087TR
MC8087AR
P/No: MFL51228853
Precautions
Precautions to avoid possible exposure to excessive microwave energy.
When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your microwave
oven, delayed eruptive boiling can occur without evidence of bubbling. This
could result in a sudden boil over of the hot liquid. To prevent this possibility
the following steps should be taken:
You cannot operate your oven with the door open due to the safety interlocks
built into the door mechanism. These safety interlocks automatically switch off
any cooking activity when the door is opened; which in the case of a
microwave oven could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
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, allow to stand in the oven for a short time, stir or shake
them(especially the contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars) again
carefully and check the temperature of them before consumption to avoid
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 and check the temperature of them
before consumption. Especially contents of feeding
bottles and baby food jars.
Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as
over cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire
and subsequent damage to your oven.
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Contents
Precautions _______________________________________________________2
Contents _________________________________________________________3
Unpacking & Installing _____________________________________________4 ~ 5
Setting the Clock __________________________________________________6
Child Lock________________________________________________________7
Quick Start _______________________________________________________8
Micro Power Cooking ______________________________________________9
Micro Power Level _________________________________________________10
Grill Cooking _____________________________________________________11
Grill Combination Cooking__________________________________________12
Keep Warm ______________________________________________________13
EZ Clean_________________________________________________________14
Speed Hot Air Preheat______________________________________________15
Speed Hot Air Cooking _____________________________________________16
Convection Combination Cooking ____________________________________17
Convection Preheat ________________________________________________18
Convection Cooking _______________________________________________19
Auto Cook _______________________________________________________20 ~ 21
Auto Roast _______________________________________________________22 ~ 23
Auto Reheat ______________________________________________________24 ~ 25
Auto Defrost ______________________________________________________26
Auto Defrost Guide ________________________________________________27
Quick Defrost _____________________________________________________28
Quick Defrost Guide _______________________________________________29
Heating or Reheating Guide_________________________________________30
Fresh Vegetable Guide _____________________________________________31
Defrosting Guide __________________________________________________32
Grill Cooking Guide _______________________________________________33
Convection Cooking Guide__________________________________________34 ~ 35
Speed Hot Air Cooking Guide _______________________________________36
Important safety instructions _________________________________________37 ~ 38
Microwave-safe Utensils ____________________________________________39
Food characteristics & Microwave cooking_____________________________40 ~ 41
Questions & Answers ______________________________________________42
How the Microwave Oven Works
Microwaves are a form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
ordinary daylight. Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. Microwave ovens,
however, have a magnetron which is designed to make use of the energy in
microwaves. Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to created
microwave energy.
These microwaves enter the cooking area through openings inside the oven.
A turntable or tray is located at the bottom of the oven. Microwaves cannot
pass through 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.
Plug Wiring Information/Technical Specifications _______________________43
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Unpacking &
Installing
By following the basic steps on these two pages you will be able to quickly check that your oven is operating
correctly. Please pay particular attention to the guidance on where to install your oven. When unpacking your
oven make sure you remove all accessories and packing. Check to make sure that your oven has not been
damaged during delivery.
Place the oven in the level location of your choice with
more than 85cm height but make sure there is at least
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 top or side of the oven. Blocking
the outlet can damage the oven.
Unpack your oven and place it on a flat level surface.
RACK
GLASS TRAY
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
ROTATING RING
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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 START button one time to set 30
seconds of cooking time.
Open your oven door by pulling the DOOR HANDLE.
Place the ROTATING RING inside the oven and place
the GLASS TRAY on top.
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.
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 39.
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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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 14:35 when using the 24 hour clock.
Make sure that you have removed all packaging from your oven.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described
earlier in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
When your oven is plugged in for the
first time or when power resumes after a
power cut, a ‘0’ will be shown in the
display; you will have to reset the clock.
If the clock (or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven from the electrical socket and plug
it back in and reset the clock.
Press CLOCK once.
Press DIAL for 24 hour clock conformation.
(If you want to use a 12 hour clock, Press CLOCK once more. If you want to
change different option after setting clock, you have to unplug and plug it
back in.)
Turn DIAL until display shows “14:00”.
Press DIAL for hour confirmation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “14:35”.
Press DIAL.
The clock starts counting.
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Child
Lock
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your oven has a safety feature that
prevents accidental running of the oven.
Once the child lock is set, you will be
unable to use any functions and no
cooking can take place.
However your child can still open the
oven door.
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” appears on the display and BEEP
sounds.
The CHILD LOCK is now set.
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” disappears.
You will hear BEEP when it’s released.
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Quick
Start
In the following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking on high power.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The QUICK START feature allows you to
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
cooking with a touch of the QUICK
START button.
Press QUICK START four times to select 2 minutes on HIGH power.
Your oven will start before you have finished the fourth press.
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking time up to 99 minutes 59 seconds by repeatedly
pressing the QUICK START button or by using DIAL.
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In the following example I will show you how to cook some food on 720W(80%) power for 5 minutes and 30
seconds.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described
earlier in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press MODE.
Your oven has five microwave Power
settings.
Power Level
%
Press DIAL for micro mode confirmation.
Power Output
HIGH
100%
900W(max.)
MEDIUM HIGH
80%
720W
MEDIUM
60%
540W
40%
360W(
20%
180W
DEFROST
(MEDIUM LOW)
LOW
(MICRO mode(
selected)
) is automatically available when MODE button is
Turn DIAL until display shows “720W”.
Press DIAL for power confirmation.
)
Turn DIAL until display shows “5:30”.
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
DIAL.
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Micro Power
Cooking
Micro Power
Level
POWER LEVEL
Your microwave oven is equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
The table below shows the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this
microwave oven.
USE
POWER
LEVEL(%)
POWER OUTPUT
HIGH
* Boil Water
* Brown minced beef
* Cook poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
* Cook tender cuts of meat
100%
900W(max)
MEDIUM
HIGH
* Reheating(Liquid)
* Roast meat and poultry
* Cook mushrooms and shellfish
* Cook foods containing cheese and eggs
80%
720W
MEDIUM
* Reheating(Mashed potato, Plated meal, Ready meal)
* Prepare eggs
* Cook custard
* Prepare rice, soup
60%
540W
DEFROST
(MEDIUM LOW)
* All thawing
* Melt butter and chocolate
* Cook less tender cuts of meat
40%
LOW
* Soften butter & cheese
* Soften ice cream
* Raise yeast dough
20%
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360W(
180W
)
In the following example I will show you how to use the grill to cook some food for 12 minutes and 30 seconds.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press MODE.
This feature will allow you to brown and
crisp food quickly.
The rack must be used during grill
cooking.
Turn DIAL to select GRILL.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Press DIAL for mode conformation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “12:30”.
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
DIAL.
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Grill
Cooking
Grill Combination
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with micro power 180W(20%) and
grill for a cooking time of 25 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press MODE.
Your oven has a combination cooking
feature which allows you to cook food
with heater and microwave at the same
time or alternately. This generally means
it takes less time to cook your food.
You can set three kinds of micro power
level(20%, 40% and 60%) in combi
mode.
Turn DIAL to select GRILL COMBI until display shows “540W”.
The following indications are displayed: “
“, “
“.
Press DIAL for mode conformation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “180W”.
Press DIAL for power confirmation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “25:00”.
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
DIAL.
Be careful when removing your food because the container will be hot!
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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.
Press MODE.
The oven has a temperature range of
30 °C~90 °C when keep warming is
selected.
When you selected keep warming, 60 °C
is set initially.
Turn DIAL to select KEEP WARM until display shows “60°C”.
The following indication is displayed: “
“.
Your oven will take a few minutes to reach
the selected temperature.
Turn DIAL until display shows “90°C”.
Once it has reached correct temperature,
your oven will BEEP to let you know that
it has reached the correct temperature.
Press DIAL for mode confirmation.
Press DIAL for temperature confirmation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “30:00”.
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
DIAL.
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Keep
Warm
EZ
Clean
In the following example I will show you how to remove smell in the oven.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The oven has a special function to
remove the smell in the oven with one
touch.
Press MODE.
You can use the EZ Clean function
without food in the oven.
Please remove tray and other accessory
during EZ-Cleaning operation and then
relocate ones after finishing EZ-Cleaning
operation.
Turn DIAL to select EZ CLEAN until display shows “250°C”.
The following indications are displayed: “
“, “
“.
Press DIAL for mode confirmation.
Press START.
(Time counts down automatically)
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Speed Hot Air
Preheat
In the following example I will show you how to preheat the oven at a temperature of 230°C.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press MODE.
The oven has a temperature range of
100°C ~ 250°C. (180°C is automatically
available when speed hot air mode is
selected.)
Turn DIAL to select SPEED HOT AIR.
The following indications are displayed: “
“, “
Press DIAL for mode confirmation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “230°C”.
Press DIAL for temperature confirmation.
Press START.
Preheating will be started with displaying “ Pr-H”.
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“.
Speed Hot Air
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with speed hot air cooking at
230°C for 20 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press MODE.
The oven has a temperature range of
100°C ~ 250°C. (180°C is automatically
available when speed hot air mode is
selected.)
This function allows you to combine
convection operation with the grill.
It will reduce your cooking time.
Turn DIAL to select SPEED HOT AIR.
The following indications are displayed: “
“, “
“.
Press DIAL for mode confirmation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “230°C”.
Press DIAL for temperature confirmation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “20:00”.
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
DIAL.
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In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with micro
power 540W(60%) and at a convection temperature 200°C for a cooking time of 25
minutes.
Convection Combination
Cooking
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press MODE.
Turn DIAL to select CONV. COMBI until display shows “540W”.
The following indications are displayed: “
“, “
“.
The oven has a temperature range of
100°C ~ 250°C. (180°C is automatically
available when convection combination
mode is selected.)
You can set three kinds of micro power
level(20%, 40% and 60%) in combi mode.
Press DIAL for mode confirmation.
Press DIAL for power confirmation.
(540W is automatically available when CONV. COMBI mode is
selected.)
Turn DIAL until display shows “200°C”.
Press DIAL for temperature confirmation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “25:00”.
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
DIAL.
Be careful when removing your food because the container will be hot!
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Convection
Preheat
In the following example I will show you how to preheat the oven at a temperature of 230°C.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press MODE.
The convection oven has a temperature
range of 40°C and 100°C ~ 250°C
(180°C is automatically available when
convection mode is selected).
Turn DIAL to select CONV.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Press DIAL for mode confirmation.
* The oven has a ferment function at the
oven temperature of 40°C. When you
use this function, if the oven
temperature is over 70°C, then the
display shows "F-14"error code.
You may wait until the oven is cool.
Turn DIAL until display shows “230°C”.
Press DIAL for temperature confirmation.
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.
Then place your food in your oven: then
tell your oven to start cooking.
Press START.
Preheating will be started with displaying “ Pr-H”.
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In the following example I will show you how to preheat the oven first, then cook some food at a temperature of
230°C for 50 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press MODE.
The convection oven has a temperature
range of 40°C and 100°C ~ 250°C
(180°C is automatically available when
convection mode is selected).
If you do not set a temperature your
oven will automatically select 180°C, the
cooking temperature can be changed by
turning DIAL.
The rack must be used during
convection cooking.
Turn DIAL to select CONV.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Press DIAL for mode confirmation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “230°C”.
Press DIAL for temperature confirmation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “50:00”.
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
DIAL.
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Convection
Cooking
Auto
Cook
In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6kg of jacket potato .
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press AUTO COOK.
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
your favorite food easily by selecting the
food type and entering the weight of the
food.
Turn DIAL until display shows “Ac 1”.
Press DIAL for category confirmation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “0.6kg”.
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
DIAL.
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Function
Category
Weight Limit
Utensil
Food Temp.
Instructions
Auto
Cook
Jacket Potato
(Ac 1)
0.2 ~ 1.0kg
On glass tray
Room
1. Choose medium sized potatoes 180 -220g.
Wash and dry potatoes. Pierce potatoes several timeswith a fork.
2. Place potatoes in the oven.
3. After cooking, stand covered with aluminum foil for 5 minutes.
Fresh
Vegetables
(Ac 2)
0.2 ~ 0.8kg
Microwave-safe
bowl
Room
1. Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl.
Add the amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg - 0.4kg : 2 tablespoons of water
** 0.5kg - 0.8kg : 4 tablespoons of water
2. Cover with plastic wrap. Place food in the oven.
3. After cooking, stir for 3-4 seconds.
Stand covered for 3 minutes.
Frozen
Vegetables
(Ac 3)
0.2 ~ 0.8kg
Microwave-safe
bowl
Frozen
1. Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl.
Add the amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg - 0.4kg : 2 tablespoons of water
** 0.5kg - 0.8kg : 4 tablespoons of water
2. Cover with plastic wrap. Place food in the oven.
3. After cooking, stir for 3-4 seconds.
Stand covered for 3 minutes.
Rice/Pasta
(Ac 4)
0.1 ~ 0.3kg
Microwave-safe
bowl
Room
(Rice)
1. Place rice/pasta and boiling water with 1/4 to 1 teaspoon salt in a deep and
large bowl. Place food in the oven.
2. After cooking, stir. Stand covered for 5 minutes.
Notes :
Rice : Add 300ml of boiling water per 100g white rice.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Pasta : Add 400ml of boiling water per 100g pasta.
Do not cover. Stir at least twice during cooking to prevent sticking.
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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.
Turn DIAL until display shows “Ar 1”.
Press DIAL for category confirmation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “1.4kg”.
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
DIAL.
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Function
Category
Weight Limit
Utensil
Food Temp.
Instructions
Auto
Roast
Roast beef
(Ar 1)
0.5 ~ 1.5 kg
Heat-proof
Plate
Refrigerated
1. Brush the meat with oil.
2. Place on the heat-proof plate.
3. When beep, drain juice if needed and then turn food over.
4. After cooking, stand covered with aluminum foil for 10 minutes.
Roast lamb
(Ar 2)
0.5 ~ 1.5 kg
Heat-proof
Plate
Refrigerated
1. Brush the meat with oil.
2. Place on the heat-proof plate.
3. When beep, drain juice if needed and then turn food over.
4. After cooking, stand covered with aluminum foil for 10 minutes.
Roast
Whole
Chicken
(Ar 3)
0.8 ~ 1.5 kg
Heat-proof
Plate
Refrigerated
1. Wash and dry skin. Brush the chicken with oil.
Tie its feet with a cotton thread.
2. Place on the heat-proof plate.
3. When beep, drain juice if needed and then turn food over.
4. After cooking, stand covered with aluminum foil for 10 minutes.
Roast
Chicken
Legs
(Ar 4)
0.2 ~ 0.8 kg
Rack
Refrigerated
1. Wash and dry skin. Brush the chicken legs with oil.
2. Place on the rack, put a plate under the rack for meat dripping.
3. When beep, turn food over.
4. After cooking, stand covered with aluminum foil for 2 minutes.
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Auto
Reheat
In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6kg of chilled meal.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press AUTO REHEAT.
Auto Reheat cooking make food reheating
convient and easy to use.
The oven has been pre-programmed to
automatically reheat food.
Turn DIAL until display shows “rh 2”.
Your oven has four Auto Reheat settings:
Soup/Sauce, Chilled ready meal,
Beverage, Frozen muffin.
Press DIAL for category confirmation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “0.6kg”.
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
DIAL.
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Function
Category
Weight Limit
Utensil
Food Temp.
Auto Reheat
Soup/
Sauce
(rh 1)
0.2 - 0.8 kg
Bowl/Warp
Room
Chilled
meal
(rh 2)
0.3 - 0.6 kg
Own tray/
Pierce film
Refrigerated
Instructions
Pour the soup/sauce into a microwave-safe bowl.
Cover with lid or plastic wrap.
After heating, stir. Allow to stand for 2 minutes with cover.
And then stir again.
Pierce using a skewer on the surface.
Place food on the glass turntable. After cooking,
allow to stand for 2-3 minutes before serving.
- Stirrable e.g : Spaghetti bolognese, Beef stew
- Non-stirrable e.g : Lasagne, Cottage pie
Note :
For food contained in bag(s), pierce meat portion and rice/pasta portions,
etc.
- For stirrable foods, stir at beep.
- Non-stirrable foods, it is not necessary to stir at beep.
Beverage
(rh 3)
1- 4 cups
(1 cup=200ml)
Microwavesafe cup
Room
1. Make sure the cup is microwave-safe. Place a wooden skewer or paddle
pop stick into each cup to break the beverage surface. Do not cover.
2. After heating, stir well before serving.
Frozen
Muffin
(rh 4)
1- 4 muffinsz
(1 muffin =
75-80g)
On glass tray
Frozen
1. Space the muffins evenly around the outer edge of the glass tray.
2. After heating, stand for 1/2 minute.
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Auto
Defrost
The temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking commences.
Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be completely thawed before
cooking. For example fish cooks so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while still slightly frozen. The
BREAD programme is suitable for defrosting small items such as rolls or a small loaf. These will require a standing time
to allow the centre to thaw. In the following example I will show you how to defrost 1.4Kg of frozen poultry.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close the
oven door.
Press AUTO DEFROST.
Your oven has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY, FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power settings.
Turn DIAL until display shows “dEF2”.
Press DIAL for category confirmation.
Enter the weight of the frozen food that you are about to defrost.
Turn DIAL until display shows “1.4kg”.
Press START.
During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing.
After checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
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Auto Defrost Guide
* Food to be defrosted should be in a suitable microwave proof container and place uncovered on the glass turntable.
* If necessary, shield small areas of meat or poultry with flat pieces of aluminum foil. This will prevent thin areas becoming warm during defrosting. Ensure the
foil does not touch the oven walls.
* Separate items like minced meat, chops and sausages as soon as possible.
* When beep, remove the food from the oven, turn the food over and return to the microwave oven. Remove defrosted portions at this point. Continue to
defrost remaining pieces.
Stand until completely thawed.
Category
Weight Limit
Utensil
Food
Meat
(dEF1)
0.1 ~ 4.0kg
Microwave-safe
plate
Meat
Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger,
Lamp chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets(2cm)
After defrosting, stand covered with aluminum foil for 5-15 minutes.
Poultry
Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg)
Poultry
(dEF2)
After defrosting, stand covered with aluminum foil for 20-30 minutes.
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods
Fish
(dEF3)
After defrosting, stand covered with aluminum foil for 10-20 minutes.
Bread
(dEF4)
0.1 ~ 0.5kg
Paper towel
Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc.
After defrosting, let stand for 1 ~ 2 minutes.
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Quick
Defrost
Use this function to thaw only 0.5kg of Minced meat very quickly.
This will require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example will show you how to
defrost 0.5kg of frozen meat.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close
the oven door.
Press QUICK DEFROST once.
(Put the 0.5kg of Meat)
The oven will start automatically.
During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing.
After checking close the oven door and press START/QUICK START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
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Quick Defrost Guide
Use this function to defrost quickly for minced meat.
Remove the meat completely from its wrapping. Place the mince onto a microwave-safe plate.
When beeps, at this point remove the mince from the microwave oven, turn the mince over and return to the microwave oven.
Press start to continue. At the end of the program remove the mince from the microwave oven, cover with foil and allow to stand
5-15 minutes or until completely thawed.
Category
Weight
MINCED MEAT
0.5kg
Utensil
Microwave-safe
plate
Instructions
Minced meat
After defrosting, stand covered with aluminum foil for 5-15 minutes.
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Heating or Reheating
Guide
Food
Sliced meat
3 slices
(0.5cm thick)
Chicken pieces
1 breast
1 leg and thigh
Fish fillet
(170 ~ 230g)
Lasagne
1serving(300g)
Casserole
1 cup
4 cups
Casserole
cream or cheese
1 cup
4 cups
Sloppy Joe or
Barbecued beef
1 sandwich
(1/2 cup meat filling)
without bun
Cook time
(minutes/at HIGH)
1~2
11/2 ~ 2
2 ~ 31/2
1~2
4~6
11/2
41/2
~3
~7
To heat or reheat successfully in the microwave, it is important to follow several guidelines. Measure the amount of
Food in order to determine the needed to reheat. Arrange the food I a circular pattern for best results. Room temperature
Food will heat faster than refrigerated food. Canned foods should be taken out of the can and placed in a microwavable
container. The food will be heated more evenly if covered with a microwavable lid or vented plastic wrap. Remove
cover carefully to prevent steam burns. Use the following chart as a guide for reheating cooked food.
Food
Special Instructions
Place sliced meat on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Note : Gravy or sauce helps to keep meat juicy.
Place chicken pieces on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Place fish on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Place lasagne on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
1 ~ 21/2
31/2 ~ 6
5~7
(at 540W)
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Baked beans
1 cup
11/2 ~ 21/2
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Ravioli pasta in sauce
1 cup
4 cups
11/2 ~ 3
61/2 ~ 9
Rice
1 cup
4 cups
1 ~ 11/2
21/2 ~ 4
Sandwich roll or bun
1 roll
15 ~ 30
seconds
Soup
1 serving(230g)
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Plated meal
(1 serving)
Meat 125g,
Mashed potato 150g
Carrot, cooked 150g
1 ~ 21/2
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Special Instructions
Mashed potatoes
350g
Vegetables
1 cup
4 cups
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Cook time
(minutes/at HIGH)
11/2 ~ 21/2
4~6
11/2 ~ 2
9 ~ 14
(at 540W)
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Wrap in paper towel and place on glass tray.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
COOK covered in microwavable dinner plate.
Fresh Vegetable
Guide
Food
Cook time
Quantity (minutes/at HIGH)
Instructions
Artichokes
(230g each)
2 medium
4 medium
41/2 ~ 7
10 ~ 12
Asparagus,
Fresh, Spears
450g
3~6
Add 1 cup water. Cover
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Green beans
450g
6 ~ 10
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Beats, Fresh
450g
10 ~ 14
Food
Trim. Add 2 tsp water and 2 tsp juice.
Cover. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Rearrange halfway through
cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Cook time
Quantity (minutes/at HIGH)
Instructions
Place mushrooms in 1.5 litre covered
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Mushrooms,
Fresh, Sliced
230g
11/2 ~ 21/2
Parsnips, Fresh,
Sliced
450g
6~8
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Peas, Green,
Fresh
4 cups
6~9
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
5~9
9 ~ 13
Pierce potatoes several times with fork.
Place on 2 paper towels. Turn over
halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Sweet Potatoes 2 medium
Whole baking 4 medium
(170 ~ 230g
each)
Broccoli, Fresh,
Spears
300g
31/2 ~ 4
Place broccoli in baking dish. Add 1/4
cup water. Stand for 2 minutes.
Cabbage,
Fresh,
Chopped
450g
7~9
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
White
potatoes,
Whole baking
(170 ~ 230g)
2 potatoes
4 potatoes
51/2 ~ 71/2
91/2 ~ 14
Pierce potatoes several times with fork.
Place on 2 paper towels. Turn over
halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Carrots, Fresh,
Sliced
200g
2~3
Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Spinach, Fresh,
Leaf
450g
6~8
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Cauliflower,
Fresh, Whole
450g
5~7
Trim. Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Courgette,
Fresh,
Sliced
450g
41/2 ~ 71/2
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Corn, Fresh
2 ears
4~8
Husk. Add 2 tbsp water in 1.5 litre
baking dish. Cover.
Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
Courgette,
Fresh,
Whole
450g
6~9
Pierce. Place on 2 paper towels. Turn
courgette over and rearrange halfway
through cooking.
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Defrosting
Guide
Defrosting meats tips & techniques
You can defrost meats in their original wrapping as long as no metal is present. Remove any metal rings, twist ties, wire or foil.
Place meat in a microwavable plate to catch juices. Defrost meats only as long as necessary. Separate items like chops and sausages as soon as
possible. Remove defrosted portions and continue to defrost remaining pieces. Whole pieces of meat are ready for standing time as soon as a fork can be
pushed into the centre of the meat using moderate pressure. The centre will still be icy. Allow to stand until completely thawed.
Quantity
Defrosting Time
(minutes)
Standing Time
(minutes)
BEEF
Minced beef
500g
6~8
5 ~ 10
Steak, sirloin
500g
4~6
5 ~ 10
Roast, loin (boneless)
1000g
12 ~ 15
10 ~ 15
POULTRY
Whole chicken
Breasts
Drumsticks
Thighs
Wings
1000g
450g
450g
450g
450g
16 ~ 19
5~7
8~9
8~9
6~8
10 ~ 15
5 ~ 10
5 ~ 10
5 ~ 10
5 ~ 10
FISH & SEAFOOD
Whole fish
Fish fillets
shrimp
450g
500g
250g
6~8
7~9
4~6
5 ~ 10
5 ~ 10
5 ~ 10
Food
Instructions
Remove wrapping from the meat.
Place frozen meat on a microwavable flat plate. Defrost at 40% power level.
Turn food over after halfway through defrosting.
(Remove defrosted portions at this point)
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Grill Cooking
Guide
Directions for grilling meat on grill
Trim excess fat from meat. Cut fat, making sure you do not cut into the lean.
(This will stop the fat curling.)
Arrange on the rack. Brush with melted butter or oil.
Halfway through, turn the meat over.
Food
Cook time
Quantity (minutes/at HIGH)
50g x 2
100g x 2
11 ~ 14
17 ~ 21
Beef steaks
(2.5cm (1”) thick)
230g x 2
Rare
230g x 2
Medium
230g x 2
Well
16 ~ 18
19 ~ 21
23 ~ 25
Beef burgers
230g x 2
Lamb chops
(2.5cm (1”) thick)
22 ~ 29
Sausages
(frank)
11 ~ 14
230g x 2
Directions for grilling fish and seafood
Place fish and seafood on the rack. Whole fish should be scored diagonally
on both sides before grilling.
Brush fish and seafood with melted butter, margarine or oil before and during
cooking. This helps stop the fish drying out. Grill for times recommended in
the chart. Whole fish and fish steaks should be carefully turned over
halfway grilling time. If desired thick fillets can also be turned halfway.
Instructions
Food
Quantity
Cook time
(minutes/at HIGH)
Baste with oil or melted butter.
Thin items should be placed on the rack.
Thick items can be placed on to a drip
tray.
Turn food over after halfway cooking
time.
Turn frequently.
Fish fillets
1cm (1/3”) thick
1.5cm (1/2”) thick
230g
230g
11 ~ 14
17 ~ 21
Fish steaks
2.5cm (1”) thick
230g
18 ~ 23
225~350g each
400g
18 ~ 23
22 ~ 32
Allow extra time for thick and oily
fish.
450g
450g
16 ~ 20
16 ~ 20
Baste well during cooking.
Whole fish
Scallops
Prawns uncooked
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Instructions
Brush with melted butter and turn
over halfway through cooking.
Convection
Cooking Guide
Preheat the oven to the desired temperature. Follow the times and instructions in the table.
After cooking, the surrounding oven will get very HOT. USE OVEN GLOVES.
Food
Quantity
Convection
Temperature
Cook Time
(minutes)
Instructions
Muffins
(fresh dough)
6 pieces
(each 60g)
200°C
20 ~ 25
Prepare the dough. Place on the rack.
Stand for 5 minutes.
Bread Rolls
(ready baked)
4 pieces
(each 50g)
180°C+180W
(WITHOUT PREHEATING)
8 ~ 10
Arrange rolls on the rack.
Stand for 3 minutes.
White bread
(Fresh dough)
1 loaf
(approx.500 ~ 750g)
200°C
20 ~ 50
or until browned
Sponge cake
(Fresh dough)
1 pan
(450 ~ 500g)
180°C
25 ~ 40
Prepare the dough. Put into a 8-inch diameter round tin pan.
Place on the glass tray. Stand for 10 minutes.
Fruit family
cake
1 pan
(1000 ~ 1200g)
160°C+180W
40 ~ 60
Prepare the dough. Put into a 8 or 9-inch diameter round tin pan. Place on the
rack. Bake until skewer inserted into the cake is removed clean.
Stand for 10 minutes.
Fresh pizza
1 pan
(approx. 1000g)
200°C
25 ~ 40
Prepare the pizza. Place on the rack.
Stand for 2 minutes.
400g
220°C
18 ~ 25
Remove the packages. Place on the rack.
Stand for 2 minutes.
Frozen pizza
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Prepare the dough. Place on the glass tray.
Stand for 10 minutes.
Convection
Temperature
Cook Time
(minutes)
300g
200°C+360W
(WITHOUT PREHEATING)
18 ~ 25
Put into a suitable sized heat proof dish.
Place on the rack. Stand for 2-3 minutes.
Frozen spring
rolls
300g
230°C
35 ~ 50
Brush over the surface with vegetable oil.
Place spring rolls side by side on the rack. Stand for 1-2 minutes.
Potato gratin
1000g
140°C+540W
(WITHOUT PREHEATING)
14 ~ 18
Prepare the potato gratin.
Place on the rack. Stand for 2-3 minutes.
Roast beef
1000g
160°C+540W
(WITHOUT PREHEATING)
30 ~ 45
Place roast lamb on heat proof glass dish on the glass tray.
Turn over after half of the cooking time.
Stand for 10-15 minutes with cover.
Roast lamb
1000g
160°C+540W
(WITHOUT PREHEATING)
34 ~ 48
Place roast lamb on heat proof glass dish on the glass tray.
Turn over after half of the cooking time.
Stand for 10-15 minutes with cover.
Roast chicken
1000g
200°C+540W
(WITHOUT PREHEATING)
32 ~ 47
Place on the rack. Turn over after half of the cooking time.
Stand for 2-5 minutes with cover.
Food
Quantity
Frozen ready
meal (Macaroni
& cheese)
Instructions
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Speed Hot Air
Cooking Guide
Preheat the oven to the desired temperature.
Follow the times and instructions in the table.
After cooking, the grill and surrounding oven will get very HOT. USE OVEN GLOVES.
Food
Quantity
Speed Hot Air
Temperature
Cook Time
(minutes)
Roast Turkey
breast, fresh
400g
200°C
30 ~ 38
Wash and dry the fresh turkey breasts.
Spice or marinade. Place the breasts into a heat proof flat dish on the rack.
Frozen
self-rising
pizza
400g
200°C
8 ~ 14
Put frozen pizza on the rack.
Frozen
baguettes
with topping
250g
200°C
10 ~ 15
Put frozen baguettes with topping on the rack.
Frozen spring
rolls
300g
(150gx2)
230°C
15 ~ 22
Put frozen spring rolls on the rack.
French fries
(Frozen potato
products)
300g
220°C
15 ~ 22
Put frozen potato products on the heat-proof plate.
Instructions
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WARNING
Please ensure cooking times are correctly
set as over cooking may result in FIRE and
subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN.
Important safety instructions
Read carefully and keep for future reference
1 Do not attempt to tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to the
door, control panel, safety interlock switches or any other part of the oven.
It is hazardous for anyone to carry out any service or repair operation
which involves the removal of any cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy. Repairs should only be undertaken by a
qualified service technician.
2 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.
3 Do not use the oven for the purpose of dehumidification. It can be the cause
of serious damage of safety. (ex. Operating the microwave oven with the
wet newspapers, clothes, toys, pet or portable electric devices, etc.)
4 Do not cook food wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book contains
instructions, for the food you are cooking.
5 Do not use newspaper in place of paper towels for cooking.
6 Do not use wooden containers. They may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
remove metal twist ties. Metal objects in the oven may arc, which can cause
serious damage.
7 Do not operate the oven with a kitchen towel, a napkin or any other
obstruction between the door and the front edges of the oven, which may
cause microwave energy leakage.
8 Do not use recycled paper products since they may contain impurities which
may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
9 Do not rinse the turntable by placing it in water just after cooking. This may
cause breakage or damage.
10 Small amounts of food require shorter cooking or heating time. If normal
times are allowed they may overheat and burn.
11 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
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tipping of the appliance.
12 Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes, apples or any such fruit or
vegetable.
13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg which
will burst.
14 Do not attempt deep fat frying in your oven.
15 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.
16 If the oven door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be
operated until it has been repaired by a qualified service technician.
17 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.
18 When food is heated or cooked in disposable containers of plastic, paper
or other combustible materials, check the oven frequently due to the
possibility of the food container is deteriorating.
19 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.
20 Liquids or other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they
are liable to explode.
21 Do not operate the oven, if the door seals and adjacent parts of the
microwave oven are faulty, until the oven has been repaired by a qualified
service technician.
22 Check the utensils are suitable for use in microwave ovens before use.
23 Do not touch the oven door, outer cabinet, rear cabinet, oven cavity,
accessories and dishes during grill mode, convection mode and auto cook
operations, unless wearing thick oven gloves, as they will become hot.
Before clearing make sure they are not hot.
Important safety instructions
Read carefully and keep for future reference
37 This connection may be achieved by having the plug accessible or by
incorporation a switch in the fixed wiring in accordance with the wiring
rules.
24 Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens.
25 When heating food in plastic or paper containers, keep an eye on the
oven due to the possibility of ignition.
38 Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to clean the
oven door glass since they can scratch the surface, which may result in
shattering of the glass.
26 If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug the appliance and keep the
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
27 Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed eruptive boiling,
therefore care must be taken when handing the container.
28 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.
WARNING: If the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not
be operated until it has been repaired by a competent
person.
29 Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs should not be heated in
microwave ovens since they may explode, even after microwave heating
has ended.
WARNING: It is hazardous for anyone other than a competent person
to carry out any service or repair operation that involves
the removal of a cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy.
30 Details for cleaning door seals, cavities and adjacent parts.
31 The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits removed.
WARNING: Liquids and other foods must not be heated in sealed
containers since they are liable to explode.
32 Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to
deterioration of the surface that could adversely affect the life of the
appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
WARNING: 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.
WARNING: Accessible parts may become hot during use. Young
children should be kept away.
33 Only use the temperature probe recommended for this oven (for
appliances having a facility to use a temperature-sensing probe).
34 If heating elements are provided, during use the appliance becomes hot.
Care should be taken to avoid touching heating elements inside the
oven.
35 The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm
persons without supervision.
36 The microwave oven must be operated with the decorative door open.
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Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils in your
microwave oven
Paper
Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in your microwave oven,
provided that the cooking time is short and foods to be cooked are low in fat and
moisture. Paper towels are also very useful for wrapping foods and for lining baking
trays in which greasy foods are cooked. In general, avoid coloured
paper products as the colour may run. Some recycled paper products may contain
impurities which could cause arcing or fires when used in the microwave oven.
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal. They will bounce off any metal object in the
oven and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning.
Most heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your microwave
oven. However, some may contain materials that render them unsuitable as
microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about a particular utensil, there’s a
simple way to find out if it can be used in your microwave oven.
Place the utensil in question next to a glass bowl filled with water in the microwave
oven. Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does
not change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use in the microwave oven. You
probably have many items on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as
cooking equipment in your microwave oven. Just read through the following
checklist.
Plastic cooking bags
Provided they are made specially for cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe.
However, be sure to make a slit in the bag so that steam can escape. Never use
ordinary plastic bags for cooking in your microwave oven, as they will melt and
rupture.
Plastic microwave cookware
A variety of shapes and sizes of microwave cookware are available. For the most
part, you can probably use items you already have on hand rather than investing in
new kitchen equipment.
Dinner plates
Pottery, stoneware and ceramic
Many kinds of dinner-ware are microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
manufacturer’s literature or perform the microwave test.
Containers made of these materials are usually fine for use in your microwave oven,
but they should be tested to be sure.
Glassware
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of
oven tempered glass cookware. However, do not use delicate glassware, such as
tumblers or wine glasses, as these might shatter as the food warms.
CAUTION
Some items with high lead or iron content are not suitable for cooking
utensils.
Utensils should be checked to ensure that they are suitable for use in
microwave ovens.
Plastic storage containers
These can be used to hold foods that are to be quickly reheated. However, they
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the oven as hot
foods will eventually warp or melt plastic containers.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Moisture content of food
Keeping an eye on things
Since the heat generated from microwaves tends to evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
such as roasts and some vegetables should either be sprinkled with water prior to cooking
or covered to retain moisture.
The recipes in the book have been formulated with great care, but your success in
preparing them depends on how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks.
Always watch your food while it cooks. Your microwave oven is equipped with a
light that turns on automatically when the oven is in operation so that you can see
inside and check the progress of your food. Directions given in recipes to elevate,
stir, and the like should be thought of as the minimum steps recommended. If the
food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary adjustments you think
appropriate to correct the problem.
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks more quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
cooking bony or fatty cuts of meat that they do not cook unevenly and do not become
overcooked.
Quantity of food
The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is
being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time.
Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe.
Factors affecting microwave cooking times
Many factors affect cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
makes a big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold
butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with
ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range
of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains under-cooked at the
lower end of the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook your food beyond
the maximum time given, according to personal preference. The governing
philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be conservative in giving
cooking times. While overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes,
particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed
from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When
allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the
oven as the heat trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels
inward. If the food is left in the oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer
portions will become overcooked or even burnt. You will become increasingly skilful
in estimating both cooking and standing times for various foods.
Shape of food
Microwaves penetrate only about 2.cm into food, the interior portion of thick foods are
cooked as the heat generated on the outside travels inward. Only the outer edge of food in
cooked by microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
for a food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the
centre is even warm . Round thin foods and ring shaped foods cook successfully in the
microwave.
Covering
A cover traps heat and steam which causes food to cook more quickly. Use a lid or
microwave cling film with a corner folded back to prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and poultry that are cooked fifteen minutes or longer will brown lightly in their own
fat. Food that are cooked for a shorter period of time may be brushed with a browning
sauce such as worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing
colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning sauces are added to food the original
flavour of the recipe is not altered.
Density of food
Covering with greaseproof paper
Light, porous food such as cakes and breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense
foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous
food that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle.
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering and helps food retain some heat. But
because it makes a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
Arranging and spacing
Height of food
Individual foods such as baked potatoes, small cakes and hors d’oeuvres will heat more
evenly if placed in the oven an equal distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
stack foods on top of one another.
The upper portion of tall food, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the
lower portion. Therefore, it is wise to turn tall food during cooking, sometimes several
times.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Stirring
To Clean Your Oven
Stirring is one of the most important of all microwaving techniques. In conventional cooking,
food is stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved food, however, is stirred in order to
spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the outside towards the centre as the outside
of the food heats first.
1 Keep the inside of the oven clean
Food spatters or spilled liquids stick to oven walls and between seal and door
surface. It is best to wipe up spillovers with a damp cloth right away. Crumbs and
spillovers will absorb microwave energy and lengthen cooking times. Use a damp
cloth to wipe out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is important to
keep this area clean to assure a tight seal. Remove greasy spatters with a soapy cloth
then rinse and dry. Do not use harsh detergent or abrasive cleaners. The glass tray
can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher.
Turning over
Large, tall foods such as roasts and whole chickens should be turned so that the top and
bottom will cook evenly. It is also a good idea to turn cut up chicken and chops.
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
Since microwaves are attracted to the outside portion of food, it makes sense to place
thicker portions of meat, poultry and fish to the outer edge of the baking dish. This way,
thicker portions will receive the most microwave energy and the food will cook evenly.
Shielding
Strips of aluminium foil (which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or edges
of square and rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too
much foil and make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause ‘arcing’ in the oven.
2 Keep the outside of the oven clean
Clean the outside of your oven with soap and water then with clean water and dry
with a soft cloth or paper towel. To prevent damage to the operating parts inside the
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation openings. To clean
control panel, open the door to prevent oven from accidentally starting, and wipe a
damp cloth followed immediately by a dry cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after cleaning.
Elevating
Thick or dense foods can be elevated so that microwaves can be absorbed by the underside
and centre of the foods.
Piercing
Foods enclosed in a shell, skin or membrane are likely to burst in the oven unless they are
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods include yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
and whole vegetables and fruits.
3 If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the oven door, wipe the panels
with a soft cloth. This may occur when the microwave oven is operated under high
humidity conditions and in no way indicates a malfunction of the unit.
Testing if cooked
Food cooks so quickly in a microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
are left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
poultry, are removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish
cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 50F (30C)
and 150F (80C) during standing time.
4 The door and door seals should be kept clean. Use only warm, soapy water, rinse
then dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR
STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS.
Metal parts will be easier to maintain if wiped frequently with a damp cloth.
Standing time
Foods are often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after being removed from the
microwave oven. Usually the foods are covered during standing time to retain heat unless
they are supposed to be dry in texture (some cakes and biscuits, for example). Standing
allows foods to finish cooking and also helps flavour blend and develop.
5 Do not use any steam cleaner.
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Questions &
Answers
Q What’s wrong when the oven light will not glow?
A There may be several reasons why the oven light will not glow.
Light bulb has blown
Door is not closed
Q Is it possible to pop corn in a microwave oven?
A Yes, if using one of the two methods described below
1. Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for microwave cooking.
2. Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific
times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product.
Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing screen in the door?
A No. The holes, or ports, are made to allow light to pass; they do not let
microwave energy through.
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
Q Why does the beep tone sound when a pad on the Control Panel is
touched?
A The beep tone sounds to assure that the setting is being properly entered.
Q Will the microwave oven be damaged if it operates empty?
A Yes Never run it empty or without the glass tray.
CAUTION
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
Q Why do eggs sometimes pop?
A When baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam
build up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk
before cooking. Never microwave eggs in the shell.
Q Why doesn’t my oven always cook as fast as the cooking guide says?
A Check your cooking guide again to make sure you’ve followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, chosen to help
prevent overcooking, the most common problem in getting used to a
microwave oven. Variations in the size, shape, weight and dimensions of
the food require longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along
with the cooking guide suggestions to test food condition, lust as you
would do with a conventional cooker.
Q Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
A After microwave cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking during
standing time. This standing time finishes cooking evenly throughout the
food. The amount of standing time depends on the density of the food.
Q Fan operates even when not operating the microwave oven. Is it
failure?
A No. ‘Auto Cooling System’ operates such that the fan automatically
operates for the consumer’s safety if interior temperature of the microwave
oven is more than appropriate values after cooking is completed.
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Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Technical Specification
WARNING
This appliance must be earthed
Power Input
Output
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimension
Power Consumption
Microwave
Grill
Combination
Convection
The wires in this mains lead are colored in accordance with the
following codes
BLUE ~ Neutral
BROWN ~ Live
GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may
not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your plug proceed as follows:
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N or Colored BLACK.
The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED.
The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW or GREEN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E or
.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified person in
order to avoid a hazard;
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900 W (IEC60705 rating standard)
2450 MHz
530 mm(W) X 322 mm(H) X 427 mm(D)
1350 watt
1300 watt
max. 2550 watt
max. 2150 watt
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