MICROWAVE/GRILL/CONVECTION OVEN OWNER’S MANUAL CAUTION PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING. THE MANUFACTURERS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS CAUSED BY THE USER’S FAILURE TO OBSERVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. MC7849H MC7849HS MC7849HB P/No: MFL47342639 Contents Contents ________________________________________________ 3 Important safety instructions ________________________________ 4 ~ 6 How the Microwave Function Works Microwaves are a form of energy similar to radio, television waves, and ordinary daylight. Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. This oven, however, has a magnetron that is designed to make use of the energy in microwaves. Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to create microwave energy. Precautions ______________________________________________ 7 Unpacking & Installing _____________________________________ 8 ~ 9 Setting the Clock __________________________________________ 10 Child Lock _______________________________________________ 11 Quick Start ______________________________________________ 12 More or less Cooking ______________________________________ 13 These microwaves enter the cooking area through openings inside the oven. A tray is located inside the oven. Microwaves cannot pass through metal walls of the oven, but they can penetrate such materials as glass, porcelain and paper, the materials out of which microwave-safe cooking dishes are constructed. Micro Power Cooking _____________________________________ 14 Micro Power Level ________________________________________ 15 ______________________________________ 16 Two stage Cooking Grill Cooking ____________________________________________ 17 Convection Cooking _______________________________________ 18~19 Combination Cooking _____________________________________ 20~21 Microwaves do not heat cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get hot from the heat generated by the food. A very safe appliance Auto Cook _______________________________________________ 22~23 Auto Roast _______________________________________________ 24~25 Auto Defrost _____________________________________________ 26~27 Quick Defrost ____________________________________________ 28~29 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. Taste Saver ______________________________________________ 30 Microwave - safe Utensils __________________________________ 31 Food characteristics & Microwave Cooking ____________________ 32~33 Questions & Answers ______________________________________ 34 Plug Wiring Information/Technical Specifications _______________ 35 MAFF Reheating Cooked Chilled Foods 3 ____________________ 36 Guarantee ______________________________________________ 37 Important safety instructions Read carefully and keep for future reference WARNING Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as over cooking may result in FIRE and subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN. 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. 10 Small amounts of food require shorter cooking or heating time. If normal times are allowed they may overheat and burn. 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. 12 Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes, apples or any such fruit or vegetable. 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 tipping of the appliance. 13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg which will burst. 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.) 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. 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. 16 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. 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. 17 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. 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. 18 Check the utensils are suitable for use in microwave ovens before use. 19 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. 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. 4 WARNING Please do not let the POWER CORD touch the BACK COVER. Important safety instructions Read carefully and keep for future reference 20 Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens. 30 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. 21 When heating food in plastic or paper containers, keep an eye on the oven due to the possibility of ignition. 31 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. 22 If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug the appliance and keep the door closed in order to stifle any flames. 23 Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed eruptive boiling, therefore care must be taken when handing the container. 24 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. 3 2 .This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. 33 . The microwave oven shall be used freestanding. 25 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. 26 The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits removed. 27 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. 28 If heating elements are provided, during use the appliance becomes hot. Care should be taken to avoid touching heating elements inside the oven. 29 The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. 5 Important safety instructions Read carefully and keep for future reference WARNING: If the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be operated until it has been repaired by a competent person. 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. WARNING: Liquids and other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they are liable to explode. 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. WARNING: When the appliance is operated in the combination mode, children should only use the oven under adult supervision due to the temperatures generated. 6 WARNING Please do not let the POWER CORD touch the BACK COVER. Precautions Precautions for avoiding possible exposure to excessive microwave energy. You cannot operate your oven with the door open due to the safety interlocks built into the door mechanism. These safety interlocks automatically switch off any cooking activity when the door is opened; which in the operation of microwave function could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks. When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your oven with microwave function, delayed eruptive boiling can occur without evidence of bubbling. This could result in hot liquids suddenly boiling over. To prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken: 1 Avoid using straight - sided containers with narrow necks. Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow food or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces. 2 Do not overheat. 3 Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and again halfway through the heating time. Do not operate your oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the oven door closes properly and that there is no damage to the: (1) door(bent), (2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals and sealing surfaces. 4 After heating, let it stand in the oven for a short time; stir or shake it (especially the contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars) again carefully and check the temperature of it before consuming to avoid burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars). Be careful when handling the container. Your oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified service personnel. WARNING WARNING Always allow food to stand after being cooked by microwaves. Check the temperature of the food before consumption. Especially contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars. Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as over cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire and subsequent damage to your oven. 7 Unpacking & Installing By following the basic steps on these two pages you will be able to quickly check that your oven is operating correctly. Please pay particular attention to the guidelines on where to install your oven. When unpacking your oven make sure you remove all accessories and packing materials. Check to make sure that your oven has not been damaged during shipping. Place the oven on the level location of your choice with more than 85cm height but make sure there is at least 30cm of space on the top and 10cm at the rear for proper ventilation. The front of the oven should be at least 8cm from the edge of the surface to prevent tipping. An exhaust outlet is located on bottom or side of the oven. Blocking the outlet can damage the oven. Unpack your oven and place it on a flat level surface. HIGH RACK LOW RACK GLASS TRAY * THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING PURPOSES. ROTATIN G RIN G METAL TRAY 8 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/Quick Start button one time to set 30 seconds of cooking time. The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds. When it reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS. Open the oven door and test the temperature of the water. If your oven is operating the water should be warm. Be careful when removing the container it may be hot. Open your oven door by pulling the DOOR HANDLE. Place the ROTATING RING inside the oven and place the GLASSTRAY on top. Fill a microwave safe container with 300 ml (1/2 pint) of water. Place on the GLASSTRAY and close the oven door. If you have any doubts about what type of container to use please refer to Page 31. 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. 9 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 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. Plug in your oven for the first time. ‘24H’ will be shown in the display. When your oven is plugged in for the first time or when power resumes after a power cut, you will have to set the clock using TASTE SAVER. (If you want to use a 12 hour clock, Press TASTE SAVER Gonce . If you want to change different option after setting clock, you have to unplug and plug it back in.) In those cases , TASTE SAVER. key acts as CLOCK function. If you want to skip the clock setting , please press STOP/CLEAR. Press 10 MIN fifteen times. Press 1 MIN three times. Press 10 SEC five times. 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 TASTE SAVER to set the time. The clock starts counting. 10 Child Lock Press STOP/CLEAR. Your oven has a safety feature that prevents accidental running of the oven. Once the child lock is set, you will be unable to use any functions and no cooking can take place. However your child can still open the oven door. Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” appears on the display and BEEP sounds. The CHILD LOCK is now set. The time will disappear on the display but will reappear on the display a few seconds later. If any button is pressed, “L” will appear on the display L To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” disappears. You will hear BEEP when it’s released. 11 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 9 minutes and 59 seconds by repeatedly pressing the QUICK START button. 12 In the following example I will show you how to change the preset AUTO COOK programmes for a longer or shorter cooking time. Press STOP/CLEAR. If you find that your food is over or undercooked when using the AUTO COOK programme, you can increase or decrease cooking time using the MORE/LESS keys. When cooking without Auto function you can extend the cooking time at any point by using the MORE/LESS key. There is no need to stop the cooking process. Set the required AUTO COOK programme. * See AUTO COOK (page 22) Select weight of food. Press START. . Press MORE The cooking time will increase by 10 seconds for each press of the key. Press LESS . The cooking time will decrease by 10 seconds for each press of the key. 13 More or Less Cooking Micro Power Cooking In the following example I will show you how to cook some food on 80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds. Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier in this book. Press STOP/CLEAR. Your oven has five microwave Power settings. High power is automatically selected and pressing the button will select a different power level. Press MICRO twice to select 80% power. POWER HIGH 900 W 100% MEDIUM HIGH 720 W 80% MEDIUM 540 W 60% DEFROST MEDIUM LOW 360 W 40% LOW 180 W 20% Press 1 MIN five times. Press 10 SEC three times. Press START. When cooking you can use MORE or LESS key to increase or decrease cooking time. 14 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. POWER LEVEL OUTPUT USE HIGH 100% * Boil Water * Brown minced beef * Cook poultry pieces, fish, vegetables * Cook tender cuts of meat MEDIUM HIGH 80% * All reheating * Roast meat and poultry * Cook mushrooms and shellfish * Cook foods containing cheese and eggs MEDIUM 60% * Bake cakes and scones * Prepare eggs * Cook custard * Prepare rice, soup DEFROST/ MEDIUM LOW 40% * All thawing * Melt butter and chocolate * Cook less tender cuts of meat LOW 20% * Soften butter & cheese * Soften ice cream * Raise yeast dough 15 Micro Power Level Two stage Cooking In the following example I will show you how to cook some food in two stages. The first stages will cook your food for 11 minutes on HIGH; the second will cook for 35 minutes on 40% power. Press STOP/CLEAR. During two stage cooking the oven door can be opened and food checked. Close the oven door and press START and the cooking stage will continue. At the end of stage1, BEEP sounds and stage 2 commences. Set the power and the cooking time for stage1. Press MICRO once to select HIGH power. (You can omit this process for HIGH power.) Press 10 MIN once. Press 1 MIN once. Set the power and the cooking time for stage2. Should you wish to clear the programme press STOP/CLEAR twice. In case of Auto Defrost cooking, you can cook the food in maxium three stages. (Auto Defrost + Stage 1 + Stage 2) Therefore you can defrost the food and cook it without resetting the oven at each stage. Press MICRO four times to select 40% power. Press 10 MIN three times. Press 1 MIN five times. Press START. When cooking you can use MORE or LESS key to increase or decrease cooking time. 16 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. This model is fitted with a HEATER, so preheating is not needed. Press GRILL. This feature will allow you to brown food quickly. The metal tray is placed between a glass tray and a grill rack at the grill mode. The grill rack(high rack) must be used during grill cooking. Set the cooking time. Press 10 MIN once. Press 1 MIN twice. Press 10 SEC three times. Press START. When cooking you can use MORE or LESS key to increase or decrease cooking time. 17 Grill Cooking Convection Cooking In the following example I will show you how to preheat the oven at a temperature of 230°C. 1. To preheat. Press STOP/CLEAR. The convection oven has a temperature range of 40°C and 100°C~230°C (180°C is automatically available when convection mode is selected). The oven has a ferment function at the oven temperature of 40°C. You may wait until the oven is cool because you cannot use a ferment function if the oven temperature is over 40°C. Press CONVECTION. Press MORE five times to select “230°C”. The cooking temperature can be changed by pressing MORE or LESS key. 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”. 18 In the following example I will show you how to cook some food at a temperature of 230°C for 50 minutes. 2. To cook. Press STOP/CLEAR. Press CONVECTION. If you do not set a temperature your oven will automatically select 180°C. The cooking temperature can be changed by pressing the MORE or LESS key. The convection rack(low rack) must be used during convection cooking. Press MORE five times to select “230°C”. The cooking temperature can be changed by pressing MORE or LESS key. Press 10 MIN five times. Press START. When cooking you can use MORE or LESS key to increase or decrease cooking time. 19 Convection Cooking Combination Cooking In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with micro power 360 power and grill for a cooking time of 25 minutes. 1. GRILL COMBINATION. Press STOP/CLEAR. Press COMBI. 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. Press GRILL. Press MICRO two times to select 360 power. You can set three kinds of micro power level(180, 360 and 540) in combi mode. Set the cooking time. Press 10 MIN two times. Press 1 MIN five times. Press START. When cooking you can use MORE or LESS key to increase or decrease cooking time. Be careful when removing your food because the container will be hot! 20 In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with:- micro power 360 power and at a convection temperature 200°C for a cooking time of 25 minutes. 2. CONVECTION COMBINATION. Press STOP/CLEAR. Press COMBI. 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(180, 270 and 360) in combi mode. Press CONVECTION. Press MORE two times for convection temperature 200°C. Press MICRO three times to select 360 power. Set the cooking time. Press 10 MIN two times. Press 1 MIN five times. Press START. When cooking you can use MORE or LESS key to increase or decrease cooking time. Be careful when removing your food because the container will be hot! 21 Combination Cooking Auto Cook In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6kg of jacket potato . Press STOP/CLEAR. AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of your favorite food easily by selecting the food type and entering the weight of the food. Category Press AUTO COOK key of the required food type in this example press AUTO COOK once. “Ac -1” appears on the display. Press AUTO COOK Jacket potato time Fresh vegetable times Frozen vegetable times Rice / Pasta times Select desired weight of jacket potato. Press MORE key five times to enter “0.6 kg”. If the MORE/LESS keys are pressed and held, the weight will increase/decrease rapidly. Press START. 22 Function Auto Cook Category Weight Limit Jacket Potato 0.2 ~ 1.0kg (Ac-1) Utensil Metal tray Food Temp. Room Instructions Choose medium sized potatoes 200 -220g. Wash and dry potatoes. Pierce the potatoes several times with fork. Place the potatoes on the metal tray. Adjust weight and press start. After cooking, remove the potatoes from the oven. Let stand covered with foil for 5 minutes. CAUTION: The grill and surrounding oven will get very HOT. Use gloves. Fresh Vegetable (Ac-2) 0.2 ~ 0.8kg Microwavesafe bowl Room Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water. Cover with wrap. After cooking, stir and allow to stand. Add amount of water according to the quantity. ** 0.2kg - 0.4kg : 2 Tablespoon ** 0.5kg - 0.8kg : 4 Tablespoon Frozen Vegetable (Ac -3) 0.2 ~ 0.8kg Microwavesafe bowl Frozen Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water. Cover with wrap. After cooking, stir and allow to stand. Add amount of water according to the quantity. ** 0.2kg - 0.4kg : 2 Tablespoon ** 0.5kg - 0.8kg : 4 Tablespoon Rice / Pasta (Ac-4) 0.1 ~ 0.3kg Microwavesafe bowl Room Wash rice and place rice & boiling water with 1/4 to 1 teaspoon salt in a deep and large bowl. Weight Water Rice Pasta 100g 250ml 300ml 200g 350ml 600ml 300g 480ml 900ml Cover Yes No ** Rice - After cooking, stand covered for 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. ** Pasta - During the cooking, stir several times. After cooking, stand 1 or 2 minutes. Rinse pasta with cold water. 23 Auto Roast In the following example I will show you how to cook 1.4kg of roast beef. Press STOP/CLEAR. 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. Press AUTO ROAST once to select ROAST BEEF. “Ar-1” appears on the display. Press Category AUTO ROAST Roast Beef time Roast Pork times Whole Chicken times Chicken Pieces times Select desired weight of roast beef. Press MORE ten times to enter “1.4 kg”. Press START. When cooking you can use MORE or LESS key to increase or decrease cooking time. 24 AUTO ROAST GUIDE Function Category Weight Limit Utensil Food Temp. Auto Roast Roast Beef (Ar -1) 0.5 ~ 1.5 kg Low rack & Metal tray Refrigerated Instructions Brush the beef with melted margarine or butter. Place on the low rack over the metal tray. When beeps, turn food over. And then press start to continue cooking. After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes. Roast Pork (Ar -2) 0.5 ~ 1.5 kg Low rack & Metal tray Refrigerated Brush the pork with melted margarine or butter. Place on the low rack over the metal tray. When beeps, turn food over. And then press start to continue cooking. After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes. Whole Chicken (Ar-3) 0.8 ~ 1.5 kg Chicken Pieces (Ar-4) 0.2 ~ 0.8 kg Low rack & Metal tray Refrigerated Wash and dry skin. Brush the chicken with melted margarine or butter. Place on the low rack over the metal tray. When beeps, turn food over. And then press start to continue cooking. After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes. High rack & Metal tray Refrigerated Wash and dry skin. Brush the chicken pieces with melted margarine or butter. Place on the high rack over the metal tray. When beeps, turn food over. And then press start to continue cooking. After cooking, stand covered with foil for 2-5 minutes. 25 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. Weigh the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close the oven door. Your oven has four microwave defrost settings:- MEAT, POULTRY, FISH and BREAD; each defrost category has different power settings. Repeated presses of the AUTO DEFROST button will select a different setting. Category MEAT Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY defrosting programme. “dEF2” appears on the display window. Enter the weight of the frozen food that you are about to defrost. Press MORE fourteen times to enter “1.4Kg”. Press DEFROST time Press START. POULTRY times FISH times BREAD times During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting. Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds) unless the door is opened. 26 DEFROSTING 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, sausages and bacon as soon as possible. When BEEP, turn food over. Remove defrosted portions. Continue to defrost remaining pieces. After defrosting, allow to stand until completely thawed. * For example joints of meat and whole chickens should STAND for a minimum of 1 hour before cooking. Category Weight Limit Utensil Meat 0.1 ~ 4.0 kg Microwave ware (Flat plate) Poultry Fish Food Meat Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger Lamp chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets(.2cm) Turn food over at beep. After defrosting, let stand for 5-15 minutes. Poultry Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg) Turn food over at beep. After defrosting, let stand for 20-30 minutes. Fish Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods Turn food over at beep. After defrosting, let stand for 10-20 minutes. Bread 0.1 ~ 0.5 kg Paper towel or flat plate Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc. 27 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 forzen minced meat. Press STOP/CLEAR. Weight the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close the oven door. Your oven has a microwave quick defrost setting (MEAT). Press QUICK DEFROST to select the MEAT defrosting programme. The oven works automatically. During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting. Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened. 28 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 Utensil Minced Meat 0.5kg Microwave ware (Flat plate) Instructions Minced meat Turn food over at beep. After defrosting, let stand for 5-15 minutes. 29 Taste Saver In the following example I will show you how to use the taste saver function to warm food at the temperature of 90°C for 30 minutes. Press STOP/CLEAR. Press TASTE SAVER once . The oven has a temperature range of 30°C ~ 90°C, when Taste Saver is selected. Your oven will take a few minutes to reach the selected tempeature. When you press taste saver , 60°C is set initially. Press MORE three times . “90°C” appears on the display. Once it has reached the correct temperature, your oven will BEEP. Press 10 MIN three times . “30:00” appears on the display. Press START. 30 Microwave-safe Utensils Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils in using microwave function Microwaves cannot penetrate metal. They will bounce off any metal object in the oven and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning. Most heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your oven. However, some may contain materials that render them unsuitable as microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about a particular utensil, there’s a simple way to find out if it can be used in the microwave. Place the utensil in question next to a glass bowl filled with water in using microwave function. Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does not change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use in using microwave function. You probably have many items on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as cooking equipment in the microwave. Just read through the following checklist. Dinner plates Many kinds of dinnerware are microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the manufacturer’s literature or perform the microwave test. Glassware Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of oven tempered glass cookware. However, do not use delicate glassware, such as tumblers or wine glasses, as these might shatter as the food warms. 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. Paper Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in using microwave function, provided that the cooking time is short and foods to be cooked are low in fat and moisture. Paper towels are also very useful for wrapping foods and for lining baking trays in which greasy foods such as bacon are cooked. In general, avoid coloured paper products as the colour may run. Some recycled paper products may contain impurities which could cause arcing or fires when used in the microwave. Plastic cooking bags Provided they are made specially for cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe. However, be sure to make a slit in the bag so that steam can escape. Never use ordinary plastic bags for cooking in using microwave function, as they will melt and rupture. Plastic microwave cookware 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. Pottery, stoneware and ceramic Containers made of these materials are usually fine for use in using microwave function, but they should be tested to be sure. CAUTION Some items with high lead or iron content are not suitable as cooking utensils. Utensils should be checked to ensure that they are suitable for use in the microwave. 31 Food characteristics & Microwave cooking Keeping an eye on things The recipes in the book have been formulated with great care, but your success in preparing them depends on how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks. Always watch your food while it cooks. Your microwave function is equipped with a light that turns on automatically when the oven is in operation so that you can see inside and check the progress of your food. Directions given in recipes to elevate, stir, and the like should be thought of as the minimum steps recommended. If the food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary adjustments you think appropriate to correct the problem. Factors affecting microwave cooking times Many factors affect cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe makes a big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains under-cooked at the lower end of the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook your food beyond the maximum time given, according to personal preference. The governing philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be conservative in giving cooking times because overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes, particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the oven as the heat trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels inward. If the food is left in the oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer portions will become overcooked or even burnt. You will become increasingly skillful in estimating both cooking and standing times for various foods. Density of food Light, porous food such as cakes and breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous food so that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle. Height of food The upper portion of tall foods, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the lower portion. Therefore, it is wise to turn tall food several during cooking. Moisture content of food Since the heat generated from microwaves causes moisture to evaporate, relatively dry food such as roasts and some vegetables should either be sprinkled with water prior to cooking or covered to retain moisture. Bone and fat content of food Bones conduct heat and fat cooks more quickly than meat. Care must be taken when cooking bony or fatty cuts of meat in order to prevent unevenly or overcooked meat. Quantity of food The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time. Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe. Shape of food Microwaves penetrate only about 2 cm into food, the interior portion of thick foods are cooked as the heat generated on the outside travels inward. Only the outer edge of food is cooked by microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape for a food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the centre is even warm . Round thin foods and ring shaped foods cook most successfully in the microwave. Covering A cover traps heat and steam which causes food to cook more quickly. Use a lid or microwave cling film with a corner folded back to prevent splitting. Browning Meats and poultry that are cooked fifteen minutes or longer will brown lightly in their own fat. Foods that are cooked for a shorter period of time may be brushed with a browning sauce such as worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning sauces are added to food, the original flavour of the recipe is not altered. Covering with greaseproof paper It is a looser cover than a lid or cling film, the food may dry out slightly. But because it makes a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly. Arranging and spacing 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. 32 Food characteristics & Microwave cooking To Clean Your Oven Stirring Stirring is one of the most important of all microwaving techniques. In conventional cooking, food is stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved food, however, is stirred in order to spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the outside towards the centre as the outside of the food heats first. Turning over Large, tall foods such as roasts and whole chickens should be turned so that the top and bottom will cook evenly. It is also a good idea to turn cut up chicken and chops. Placing thicker portions facing outwards Since microwaves are attracted to the outside portion of food, it makes sense to place thicker portions of meat, poultry and fish to the outer edge of the baking dish. This way, thicker portions will receive the most microwave energy and the food will cook evenly. Shielding Strips of aluminium foil (which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or edges of square and rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too much foil and make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause ‘arcing’ in the oven. Elevating Thick or dense foods can be elevated so that microwaves can be absorbed by the underside and centre of the foods. Piercing Foods enclosed in a shell, skin or membrane are likely to burst in the oven unless they are pierced prior to cooking. Such foods include yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters and whole vegetables and fruits. Testing if cooked Food cooks so quickly in a oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods are left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and poultry, are removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 5˚F (3˚C) and 15˚F (8˚C) during standing time. Standing time Foods are often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after being removed from the oven. Usually the foods are covered during standing time to retain heat unless they are supposed to be dry in texture (some cakes and biscuits, for example). Standing allows foods to finish cooking and also helps flavour blend and develop. 1. Keep the inside of the oven clean Food spatters or spilled liquids stick to oven walls and between the seal and door surfaces. It is best to wipe up spillovers with a damp cloth right away. Crumbs and spillovers will absorb microwave energy and lengthen cooking times. Use a damp cloth to wipe out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is important to keep this area clean to assure a tight seal. Remove greasy spatters with a soapy cloth then rinse and dry. Do not use harsh detergent or abrasive cleaners. The metal tray can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher. 2. Keep the outside of the oven clean Clean the outside of your oven with soap and water then with clean water and dry with a soft cloth or paper towel. To prevent damage to the operating parts inside the oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation openings. To clean control panel, open the door to prevent the oven from accidentally starting, and wipe a damp cloth followed immediately by a dry cloth. Press Stop/Clear after cleaning. 3. If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the oven door, wipe the panels with a soft cloth. This may occur when the oven is operated under high humidity conditions and in no way indicates a malfunction of the unit. 4. The door and door seals should be kept clean. Use only warm, soapy water, rinse then dry thoroughly. DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS. Metal parts will be easier to maintain if wiped frequently with a damp cloth. 5. Do not use steam cleaners. 6. Unplug your oven from the electrical socket when you clean control panel with wet cloth or spray water on control glass to clean. If it is not unpluggld, this product can be operated by touching the Quick Start button. 33 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. 34 Plug wiring information/ Technical Specifications Warning Technical Specification This appliance must be earthed MC7849H/MC7949HS/MC7849HB Power Input Output Microwave Frequency The wires in this mains lead are colored in accordance with the following codes BLUE ~ Neutral BROWN ~ Live GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth Outside Dimension Microwave Grill Power Combination Consumption Convection 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. 230 V AC / 50Hz 900 W (IEC60705 rating standard) 2450 MHz 512 mm(W) X 302 mm(H) X 500 mm(D) 1300 Watts 1150 Watts 2400 Watts 800 Watts(Max 1900 Watts) If the supplied flexible mains cord of this appliance is damaged, it must be replaced using the special mains cord part number : 6411W1A017L The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED. This appliance is supplied with BS 1363 approved 13 Amp fused mains plug. When replacing the fuse always use a 13 Amp BS 1362 approved type. Never use this plug with the fuse cover omitted. To obtain a replacement fuse cover contact your supplying dealer or LG Electronics U.K. LTD. 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 mains sockets in your home differ, or are not suitable for the type of plug supplied then the plug should be removed and a suitable type fitted. 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; If the mains plug becomes severed from the mains lead it must be destroyed. A mains plug with bared wires is hazardous if engaged in a mains output line socket. If a 13 Amp BS 1363 plug is not suitable or any other type of plug used, then this appliance must be protected by a 15 Amp fuse. 35 MAFF Reheating Cooked Chilled Foods MAFF This microwave oven has been tested and labelled to the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food (MAFF) agreement, concerning the reheating of cooked chilled food. The heating category represents the oven’s ability to heat small quantities of food (approx. 350g), it does not represent the oven’s general performance. The category (from the letter A to E) will help you to reheat small quantities of food such as microwavable ready meals. The greater heating category of the oven, the less heating time is required. Displayed on the food packages will be the cooking times for each of the BAND categories. For example A may be 10 minutes. B may be 9 minutes etc depending on the food type. Three wavy lines denotes oven tested in compliance with the agreement. Denotes the microwave oven output power. 900W This category links with the heating times given on food. 36 Technology with the human touch GUARANTEE REQUIREMENTS TO MAINTAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE: LG ELECTRONICS U.K. LTD. WILL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING SERVICES IN ORDER TO EXPEDITE THIS GUARANTEE. 1. All faulty components which fail due to defective manufacture will be replaced free of charge for a period of 12 months from the original date of purchase. 2. The dealer (or his Service Agent) who sold the product will be reimbursed for any labor provided in the repair of this LG electronics equipment, for a period of 12 months from the original date of purchase. These claims must be made in accordance with the published scale of service charges and relevant claims procedure. RETAIN YOUR RECEIPT TO PROVE DATE OF PURCHASE. A COPY OF YOUR RECEIPT MUST BE SURRENDERED AT THE TIME GUARANTEE SERVICE IS PROVED. PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD: It is helpful to complete at least, your name, address, phone, model & serial numbers and return it. This will enable LG Electronics to assist you in the future should you lose your receipt, your units stolen, or should modification be necessary. To obtain information or assistance: Call 01753 500470 Monday-Friday 9:00 am ~ 4:30 pm PLEASE NOTE: A. The dealer may restrict the guarantee to the original purchaser. B. The dealer is not obliged to carry out service under guarantee if unauthorized modifications are made to the apparatus, or if non standard components are used or if the serial number of the apparatus is removed, defaced, misused, or altered. C. Any claims made under guarantee must be directed to the dealer from whom the equipment was originally purchased. The dealer may, before carrying out service under guarantee, require a receipted account as evidence of the date of purchase. D. We respectfully point out that your dealer is not obligated to replace batteries if they become exhausted or worn in use. E. Aerial alignment and consumer control adjustments are not covered by this guarantee. MODEL SERIAL# * DATE OF PURCHASE * Please complete for your own record In all cases of difficulty - consult your LG dealer from whom the product was purchased. This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights. 37 <English> Disposal of your old appliance 1. When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to a product it means the product is covered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC. 2. All electrical and electronic products should be disposed of separately from the municipal waste stream via designated collection facilities appointed by the government or the local authorities. 3. The correct disposal of your old appliance will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health. 4. For more detailed information about disposal of your old appliance, please contact your city office, waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.