LG | MC7849HS | LG MC7849HS Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE/GRILL/CONVECTION OVEN
OWNER’S MANUAL
CAUTION
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
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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
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____________________ 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Unpacking &
Installing
By following the basic steps on these two pages you will be able to quickly check that your oven is operating
correctly. Please pay particular attention to the guidelines on where to install your oven. When unpacking your
oven make sure you remove all accessories and packing materials. Check to make sure that your oven has not
been damaged during shipping.
Place the oven on the level location of your choice with
more than 85cm height but make sure there is at least
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
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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/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.
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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 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.
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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.
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.
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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 9
minutes and 59 seconds by repeatedly pressing the QUICK START button.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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”.
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In the following example I will show you how to cook some food at a temperature of 230°C for 50 minutes.
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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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 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.
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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
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.
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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.
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Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils in using microwave function
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal. They will bounce off any metal object in
the oven and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles
lightning. Most heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in
your oven. However, some may contain materials that render them unsuitable
as microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about a particular utensil,
there’s a simple way to find out if it can be used in the microwave.
Place the utensil in question next to a glass bowl filled with water in using
microwave function. Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water
heats up but the utensil remains cool to the touch, the utensil is
microwave~safe. However, if the water does not change temperature but the
utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being absorbed by the utensil and it is
not safe for use in using microwave function. You probably have many items
on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as cooking equipment in
the microwave. Just read through the following checklist.
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.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Keeping an eye on things
The recipes in the book have been formulated with great care, but your success in preparing
them depends on how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks. Always watch your food
while it cooks. Your microwave function is equipped with a light that turns on automatically
when the oven is in operation so that you can see inside and check the progress of your food.
Directions given in recipes to elevate, stir, and the like should be thought of as the minimum
steps recommended. If the food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary
adjustments you think appropriate to correct the problem.
Factors affecting microwave cooking times
Many factors affect cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe makes a
big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold butter, milk, and eggs
will take considerably longer to bake than one made with ingredients that are at room
temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range of cooking times. In general, you will
find that the food remains under-cooked at the lower end of the time range, and you may
sometimes want to cook your food beyond the maximum time given, according to personal
preference. The governing philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be
conservative in giving cooking times because overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the
recipes, particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed
from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When allowed to
stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the oven as the heat
trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels inward. If the food is left in the
oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer portions will become overcooked or even
burnt. You will become increasingly skillful in estimating both cooking and standing times for
various foods.
Density of food
Light, porous food such as cakes and breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense foods such
as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous food so that the outer
edges do not become dry and brittle.
Height of food
The upper portion of tall foods, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the lower
portion. Therefore, it is wise to turn tall food several during cooking.
Moisture content of food
Since the heat generated from microwaves causes moisture to evaporate, relatively dry food such
as roasts and some vegetables should either be sprinkled with water prior to cooking or covered
to retain moisture.
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks more quickly than meat. Care must be taken when cooking
bony or fatty cuts of meat in order to prevent unevenly or overcooked meat.
Quantity of food
The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is
being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time.
Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe.
Shape of food
Microwaves penetrate only about 2 cm into food, the interior portion of thick foods are cooked
as the heat generated on the outside travels inward. Only the outer edge of food is cooked by
microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape for a food that
is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the centre is even
warm . Round thin foods and ring shaped foods cook most successfully in the microwave.
Covering
A cover traps heat and steam which causes food to cook more quickly. Use a lid or microwave
cling film with a corner folded back to prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and poultry that are cooked fifteen minutes or longer will brown lightly in their own fat.
Foods that are cooked for a shorter period of time may be brushed with a browning sauce
such as worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing colour.
Since relatively small amounts of browning sauces are added to food, the original flavour of
the recipe is not altered.
Covering with greaseproof paper
It is a looser cover than a lid or cling film, the food may dry out slightly. But because it makes
a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
Arranging and spacing
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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