LG | MS-2342G | LG MS-2342G Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MS-2342G
Precautions
Precautions to avoid
You cannot
operate your
oven
cooking activity
any
microwave
It is
oven
important
Do not
food
or
Do not
oven
place
safety
when the door is
not to
interlocks
When
switch off
oven,
a
evidence of
which in the
opened;
case
of
tamper with the safety interlocks.
object
any
operate your
door closes
interlocks
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
between the
oven
cleaner residue to accumulate
(2) hinges and
safety
automatically
with the door open due to the
built into the door mechanism. These
oven
properly
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
(1) door(bent),
door seals and
sealing
surfaces.
Your
oven
service
should not be
adjusted
or
repaired by
anyone
except qualified
Please
bubbling.
e.g. soups,
sauces
and
beverages
liquid beyond boiling point
This could result in
a
in your microwave
can occur
sudden boil
without
over
of the hot
prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken:
1
Avoid
2
Do not overheat.
sided containers with
using straight
narrow
necks.
3
Stir the
through
4 After
the
heating
heating,
food
placing
the container in the
oven
and
again halfway
time.
allow to stand in the
again carefully
consumption
baby
before
liquid
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
the
Be careful when
Warning
2
To
them
personnel.
over
liquid.
heating liquids,
overheating
allow
surfaces.
particularly important
to excessive microwave energy.
possible exposure
cooking
Always allow
food to stand after being cooked by
microwaves and check the temperature of them
before consumption. Especially contents of feeding
bottles and baby food jars.
Contents
How the Microwave Oven Works
Microwaves
are a
form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
turntable
or
tray is located
cooking
through openings
at the bottom of the
oven.
inside the
oven.
3
Setting
microwave energy.
area
2
Unpacking
ordinary daylight.
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
These microwaves enter the
Precautions
Contents
A
Microwaves cannot pass
&
4~5
Installing
the Clock
6
Child Lock
7
Micro Power
8
Cooking
Micro Power Level
9
One Touch Control
10~12
Timed
13
Cooking
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.
Auto Defrost
14~15
Q Defrost
16
Ez On
17
Microwaves do not heat
Time
hot from the heat
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get
generated by
the food.
Safety
18
Precautions
19
Microwave Safe Utensils
A very safe
Your microwave
oven
appliance
is one of the safest of all home
Food characteristics & Microwave
20
cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring
Information/Technical
21~22
23
Specifications
24
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.
3
Unpacking
Installing
Unpack
your
&
oven
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.
and
place
it
on a
Place the
flat level
oven
than 85cm
surface.
in the level location of your choice with more
but make sure there is at least 30cm of
height
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
outlet
can
damage
the
on
top
or
side of the
oven.
Blocking
the
oven.
GLASS TRAY
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
ROTATING RING
4
PURPOSES
Plug
your
Make
sure
to the socket. If your
into
oven
your
oven
a
oven
standard household socket.
Open
is the
HANDLE. Place the ROLLER REST inside the
does not
from the electrical socket and then
Fill
a
(1/2 pint)
of water. Place
the GLASS TRAY and close the
have any doubts about what
please
only appliance
operate properly, unplug
plug it back in.
it
refer to page 20.
oven
button
on
door. If you
type of container
to
and
place
your
the
of
your
time. When
you press the
button,you
hear
a
the DOOR
oven
top.
oven
door and test the
oven
is
temperature of the
operating the water should
removing the container it
careful when
be
Open
water. If
warm.
Be
may be hot.
will
BEEP and your
will start
30S
SECON D
on
by pulling
When it reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS.
to set 30 seconds
cooking
door
The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds.
time
one
oven
the GLASS TRAY
Press the START
microwave safe container with
300 ml
use
connected
oven
automatically.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
5
Setting the
You
Clock
can
set 12 hour clock.
In the
following example
Make
sure
Make
sure
I will show you how to set the time for 3:15
that you have removed all packaging from your
that you have
correctly
installed your
oven as
described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR
When your
oven
first time
when power
or
power cut,
display;
a
is
plugged
in for the
resumes
Press CLOCK
.
once.
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
oven
after
your
from the electrical socket and
plug
Enter the time
by using
the number
key pads.
it back in and reset the clock.
Example:
To set 3:15, touch number
During clock setting the colon will flash.
After setting, the colon will stop flashing.
Press CLOCK to set the time.
The clock starts
6
counting.
key pad [3], [1],
.
oven.
and
[5].
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
cooking
use
can
any functions and
take
oven
can
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR (or
O, START)
until "L" appears in the
display
and BEEP sounds.
The CHILD LOCK is
now
set.
no
The time will
place.
However your child
.
disappear
on
the
display
if you have set the clock.
still open the
door!
"L" remains
displayed
to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set.
L
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR (or
"L"
disappears.
O, START)
until
You will hear BEEP when it's released.
7
Micro Power
In the
I will show you how to cook
following example
some
food
on
80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Cooking
Make
sure
that you have
correctly
installed your
oven as
described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Enter 5 miuntes 30 seconds
Your
oven
by touching [5], [3],
and
[0].
has ten microwave Power
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
POWER key will select a different power
level
.
Press POWER.
P-HI appears in the
display.
This is to tell you that the
oven
is set
on
HI unless
a
different power
setting
is chosen.
Press
[8]
to select power level 8.
Press START.
Two short and
display
off.
8
one
long
tone sound and the word End shows in the
window when the
cooking
time is
over.
Then the
oven
shuts itself
Your microwave
sounds. The
Micro Power
Level
equipped with ten power levels (11 steps including 0) to give you maximum
cooking. When your cooking program is completed, a beep automatically
table below will give you some idea of which foods are prepared at each of the various
oven
flexibility and control
is
over
power levels.
Power Level
Output
(of watts)
Use
Boil water.
B
10
(High)
9
100%
90%
ground
rown
be ef.
Cook fresh fruits &
Make
vegetables.
candy.
C ook fis
h,
P reheat
browning
meat &
poultry.
dis h.
precooked food.
celery &
Heat
Saute onions,
green pepper.
8
80%
All
7
70%
C ook mushrooms & shellfish.
reheating
Roast meat &
poultry.
C ook foods which contain chees e & eggs
6
60%
B ake cakes
Prepare
C ook
5
50%
muffins
,
.
eggs.
mea
t,
poultry.
Cook custard
Prepare rice,
soup.
Melt butter & chocola te.
4
40%
3
30%
All defros ting
2
20%
S often butter & cheese.
1
10%
00
.
Cook less tender cuts of meat.
Soften ice
Raise
cream.
yeast dough.
S ta
nding time.
Independent timer.
9
One Touch
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook popcorn.
Control
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press POPCORN
once.
ONE TOUCH CONTROL allows you to
easily cook most of your favorite food
by touching
the One Touch
key pad.
Cooking
10
will
begin automatically without pressing the
START button.
ONE TOUCH CONTROL CHART
Key
POPCORN
Touch
one
Time
two Times
three Times
Serving
Directions
size
100g.
85g.
50g.
Follow
?
for microwave
BEVERAGE
Time
VEGETABLE
which is made
cooking.(Refer
to 8
Do not
?
Heat
?
Do not leave the microwave
to pop
try
only
1
unpopped
package
popping
at
a
oven
175g. per potato.
2
?
Place in center of the turntable
three Times
3
?
Pierce
four Times
4
?
After
?
No
1 cup
?
240ml per cup.
2 cups
?
Use mug
?
Stir after
Time
tray on paper towel.
potato several times with fork.
cooking,
let stand for 5 minutes.
cover.
or
microwave-safe cup.
reheating.
1 cup
?
Prepare vegetable(wash
two Times
2 cups
?
Cover with
three Times
3 cups
?
Most
four Times
4 cups
one
unattended
popcorn.
two Times
Time
page)
time.
?
one
especially
kernels.
1
one
two Times
FRESH
package
?
while
POTATO
instructions.
package
Use popcorn
?
plastic
vegetables
standing
3 & 4 cups
-
-
pieces).
need 2 to 3 minutes
time to finish
1 & 2 cups
and cut into 1/2-inch
wrap and vent.
cooking.
Add 2
tablespoon
water.
Add 4
tablespoon
water.
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FOOD PLATE
Time
1
two Times
2
one
food
serving
?
servings
?
Arrange
Place
?
Cover with
?
After
turntable
tray.
meaty portions and bulky vegetable
on
to the outside of the
FROZEN
one
Time
284g.
ENTREE
plastic
cooking,
?
Follow the
?
Example
wrap and vent.
let stand for 2 minutes.
package
of
plate.
one
instructions.
frozen entree is
Lasagna
with Meat Sauce, Chicken with Rice, Sliced
Turkey
PIZZA
12
one
Time
1 slice
two Times
2 slices
three Times
3 slices
?
Breast with Rice and
Place the
refrigerated pizza
center of the microwave
Vegetable.
on
oven.
the
plate
in the
Timed
Cooking
In the
following example
Make
sure
I will show you how to cook
that you have
correctly
installed your
some
oven as
food
on
80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press TIME
Your
oven
has five microwave Power
Enter 5 miuntes 30 seconds
by touching [5], [3],
and
[0].
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
POWER key will select a different power
level
.
Press POWER.
For Two
step
2
or
Three
through
Stage cooking, repeat
5 before
touching
above
the START
P-HI appears in the
display.
pad This is to tell
you that the
for every additional Time and Power program
oven
is set
on
HI unless
a
different power
setting
is chosen.
you want to add.
Press
[8]
to select power level 8.
Press START.
Two short and
one
display window
off.
long
tone sound and the word End shows in the
when the
cooking
time is
over.
Then the
oven
shuts itself
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Auto
The
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
Defrost
slightly
example fish cooks so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while still
require a standing time to allow the centre to thaw. In the following example I will show
kg of frozen poultry.
cooking.
For
frozen. These will
you how to defrost 1.4
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weigh
the food that you
metallic ties
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
remove
any
and close the
oven
door.
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY
Your
oven
has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT,
"dEF2" appears
on
the
Enter the
weight
of the frozen food that you
Enter the
weight by touching [1]
defrosting
programme.
display window.
POULTRY and ST
each defrost
power
category has different
settings. Repeated presses of
AUTO DEFROST key will select
a
the
different
are
about to defrost.
setting.
and
[4].
Press
Category
DEFROST
Press START.
Ground MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
Steaks/Chops
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
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AUTO DEFROST SEQUENCE LIST
FOOD
SEQUENCE
Ground Meat
POULTRY
Steaks/Chops
Beef
Minced
Lamb
Chops(2.5
cm
thick),Rolled
Pork
Chops(1.2
cm
thick), Spareribs,
Veal
Cutlets(450 g,
Chicken
Whole(under
2
Turkey
Breasts(under
2.5
Fish
Fillets.
MIN./MAX. FOOD
beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger.
1.2
cm
Kg),
0.1/4.0
kg
0.1/4.0
kg
0.1/4.0
kg
roast.
Rolled roast,
Sausage.
thick)
Cut up
Breasts(boneless), Legs.
Kg)
Steaks, Whole
Round steak, Tenderloin steak.
Shellfish
Crabmeat, Lobster tails, Shrimp, Scallops
Lamb
*
food
*
during
For best
the
results,
steam and
juice
defrosting
remove
Place food in shallow
*
Food should still be
*
When it is difficult to
at the
beginning
setting
and control of
fish, shellfish,
meat and
poultry
can cause
but
just
like conventional
defrosting
you must check the
from its
remove
the wrap from the
of the defrost
placed
cycle.
Then
original
paper
or
plastic package(wrapper). Otherwise,
from the
oven.
food, defrost the wrapped food for about
remove
the wrap will hold
the outer surface of the food to cook.
glass baking dish to catch drippings.
what icy in the centre when removed
some
Sliced bread should be
defrosting,
time.
close to the food which
*
*
chops (1-inch thick),Pork chops (1/2-inch thick).
The benefit of this Auto Defrost feature is automatic
the food from the
oven
and
remove
a
quarter of the total defrost time, which is displayed
the wrap from the food.
between sheets of kitchen towel and bread rolls should be cut in half before
defrosting.
15
Q
Use this function to thaw
This will
Defrost
only 0.5 kg of Minced meat very quickly.
standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example
require
kg of forzen
a
defrost 0.5
will show you how to
minced meat.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight
the food that you
metallic ties
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
remove
any
and close the
oven
door.
Your
oven
defrost
has
a
microwave
quick
Press
DEFORST to select the MEAT defrosting programme.
setting (MEAT).
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
close
the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
checking
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
ensure even
16
In the
following example
I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking
on
Ez
high power.
ON
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The Ez On feature allows you to
Press Ez On four times to select 2 minutes
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
Your
cooking
with
a
touch of the Ez On
oven
on
HIGH power.
will start before you have finished the fourth press.
key.
During
Ez On
cooking,
99 minutes 59 seconds
can extend the cooking time up to
by repeatedly pressing the Ez On key.
you
17
Time
In the
following example
I will show you how to set the timer for 15 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your
oven
used for
also has
a
Timer that
can
be
Press TIME.
functions. When
noncooking
independent timer, the oven
is not running. The Timer is simply
counting down in seconds.
used
as an
Press numbers for
time, [3], [0], [0].
Press START.
The time will
begin counting down in the display window with no cooking
heating in the oven. BEEP will sound and the word "End" will show in
the display window at the end of the countdown period.
or
18
Safety
WARNING
Please
ensure
times are
cooking
subsequent DAMAGE to
1
correctly set as over cooking may result in
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.
exposure to microwave energy.
qualified service technician.
Do not
the
operate the
oven
when not in
energy, if the
3
Do not
or
4
dry
is
use.
Repairs should only
empty. It is best
The water will
accidentally
safely
a
glass of
use
6
Do not
use
long.
newspaper in
place
wooden containers.
metal twist ties. Metal
remove
serious
Do not
of paper towels for
which
operate the
with
oven
cooking
place the oven so the front of
edge of the surface on which it
the appliance.
or
heating
Be certain to
the door is 8
behind the
is
of
skin of
placed,
time. If normal
cm or more
to avoid accidental
14
Do not
15
potatoes, apples
or
any such fruit
or
objects in
the
oven
a
kitchen
16
can
breakage
or
just
after
cooking.
oven
17
door
or
door seals
until it has been
If smoke is
keep
the
oven
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
This
are damaged, the oven must not be
repaired by a qualified service technician.
observed, switch off
and
18 When food is heated
a
it in water
If the
operated
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.
supply
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
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
cause
shorter
Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
19
use
Do not rinse the turntable
may
they
13
damage.
microwave energy
Do not
may overheat and burn.
allowed
Before cooking, pierce the
vegetable.
They
obstruction between the door and the front
cause
require
are
12
absorb all microwave
started.
Small amounts of food
times
tipping
water in
may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
cause
11
a
wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book
instructions, for the food you are cooking.
Do not
9
to leave
by
Do not cook food
5
8
be undertaken
10
clothes in the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
burned if heated too
contains
7
oven
when
oven
Precautions
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
2
FIRE and
Only
allow children to
instructions have been
use
the
given
oven
so
without
20
Liquids or
are
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
in
a
use.
they
explode.
19
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never
use
metal
microwave
metal trimmed utensils in your
or
Paper
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 cooking
oven.
bowl filled with water in the microwave
Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
oven.
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave-safe. However, if the water does
change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
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
absorbed
checklist.
Dinner
Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in your microwave oven,
provided that the cooking time is short and foods to be cooked are low in fat and
moisture. Paper towels are also very useful for wrapping foods and for lining baking
trays in which greasy foods such as bacon are cooked. In general, avoid colored
paper products as the colour may run. Some recycled paper products may contain
impurities which could cause arcing or fires when used in the microwave oven.
towards the centre
plates
kinds of dinner-ware
manufacturer's literature
or
are
perform
microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
as
the outside of the food heats first.
Plastic microwave cookware
A
variety
part, you
new
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Stirring is one of the most important of all microwaving techniques. In conventional
cooking, foods are stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved foods, however,
are stirred in order to spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the outside
of
kitchen
Pottery,
and sizes of microwave cookware
shapes
probably
equipment.
can
use
items you
the microwave test.
but
have
on
are
available. For the most
hand rather than
investing
in
stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials
Glassware
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
as
can
be used to hold foods that
are
to be
quickly
reheated. However,
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the
foods will
20
eventually
warp
or
high
lead
or
iron content
are
not suitable for
cooking
utensils.
Plastic storage containers
These
CAUTION
Some items with
warms.
melt
plastic containers.
they
oven as
hot
Utensils should be checked to
microwave
ovens.
ensure
that
they
are
suitable for
use
in
Food characteristics &
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
Moisture content of food
things
on
The
recipes in this 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
cooking times
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
Density
factors affect
of food
Light, porous food such as cakes and bread cook more quickly than heavy, dense
foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous
food that the outer
Height
edges do
cooking
not become
dry
and brittle.
of food
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
Since the heat
such
from microwaves tends to
generated
roasts and
as
some
vegetables should
evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
either be
sprinkled
with water
prior
to
cooking
covered to retain moisture.
or
Bone and fat content of food
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.
Shape
of food
Microwaves
cooked
as
cooked
by
for
a
penetrate only about
the heat
generated
on
2.5
cm
into
food, the interior portion of thick foods are
the outside travels inward.
Only
the outer
edge
of food is
microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
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
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
are
fat. Food that is cooked for
such
cooked fifteen minutes
a
shorter
period
Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or
colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning
as
or
longer
will brown
lightly
in their
of time may be brushed with a browning
barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing
recipe is not altered.
Covering with greaseproof paper
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering
sauce
is added to
own
sauce
food, the original
flavour of the
because it makes
Arranging
and
a
looser
if
placed
stack foods
on
a
lid
or
and helps food retain some heat. But
clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
spacing
Individual foods such
evenly
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.
times.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave
cooking.
Stirring
is
Stirring
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
To Clean Your Oven
1
of the food heats first.
Turning
tall foods such
bottom will cook
as
roasts and whole chickens should be turned
It is also
evenly.
so
that the
top and
spillovers will
a
cloth to
keep
(which
block
microwaves)
can
be
placed
over
the
corners or
edges
can
2
of square and rectangular food 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.
or
dense foods
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
Piercing
a
shell, skin
or
membrane
Testing
likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
are
microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
quickly
left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
so
in
being removed from the
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.
are
often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after
microwave
22
3
oven.
clean to
oven
spillovers with
by
assure a
Do not
dry.
hand
soft cloth
or
use
walls and between seal and door
a
damp
cloth
away. Crumbs and
right
lengthen cooking
times. Use
tight
harsh
seal. Remove greasy spatters with
detergent
or
panel,
of the
oven
oven
a
humidity
4
immediately by
conditions and in
or
damage to
the
no
a
oven
dry
from
soapy cloth
glass tray
operating parts
cloth. Press STOP after
when the microwave
way indicates
kept
a
oven
oven
is
and
To clean
wipe
a
cleaning.
door, wipe the panels
operated
under
high
malfunction of the unit.
clean. Use
only
warm, soapy
water, rinse
dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR
STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS.
Metal parts will be easier to maintain if
dry
inside the
openings.
accidentally starting,
around the outside of the
occur
The door and door seals should be
then
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
If steam accumulates inside
with
a
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
damp
if cooked
Food cooks
are
include
up
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
the underside
control
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
area
be washed
a
clean
out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is
Keep the outside
with
and centre of the foods.
Foods enclosed in
this
wipe
Clean the outside of your
Elevating
Thick
wipe
oven
spilled liquids stick to
absorb microwave energy and
then rinse and
Shielding
of aluminium foil
or
surface. It is best to
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.
Strips
inside of the
Food spatters
over
Large,
Keep the
wiped frequently
with
a
damp
cloth.
Questions &
Answers
Q What's wrong when the
A
There may be several
Light bulb has blown.
light will not glow?
why the oven light will
Q Is it possible to popcorn in
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
microwave oven?
below:
Door is not closed.
A
a
of the two methods described
one
made to allow
are
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
be
or
damaged
on
the Control Panel is
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED
that the
without the
pad
a
setting
if it
is
being properly
entered.
operates empty?
TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
CAUTION
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
glass tray.
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 is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
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
Q Why doesn't my
A
oven
always cook
as
fast
as
the
cooking guide says?
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, just as you
would do with
a
conventional cooker.
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Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Warning
This
appliance
The wires in this mains lead
following
BLUE
are
Technical
must be earthed
MS-2342G
colored in accordance with the
codes
Power
Neutral
~
BROWN
~
~
Earth
Microwave
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
appliance may
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
your plug proceed as follows:
not
in
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
If the
supply
cord is
manufacturer
or
order to avoid
24
a
230VAC/50Hz
Input
*800 W
Output
Live
GREEN & YELLOW
damaged,
its service
hazard;
Specification
or
it must be
agent
or a
replaced by the
similarly qualified person
.
in
Outside Dimension
Power
Consumption
(IEC60705 rating standard)
2450 MHz
Frequency
483
mm(W) X 280 mm(H)
1200 Watts
X 376
mm(D)
P/No: 3828W5A3791
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