LG | MG-606BL | LG MG-606BL Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE/GRILL/COMBINATION OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MG-606BL
Precautions
Precautions to avoid
You cannot
operate your
oven
cooking activity
any
microwave
It is
oven
important
Do not
food
or
Do not
oven
place
safety
when the door is
interlocks
When
switch off
oven,
a
could result in
which in the
opened;
case
of
tamper with the safety interlocks.
object
any
between the
oven
cleaner residue to accumulate
operate your
(2) hinges
interlocks
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
not to
door closes
safety
automatically
with the door open due to the
built into the door mechanism. These
oven
properly
and latches
if it is
on
front face and the door
sealing
damaged.
and that there is
(broken
or
It is
no
or
damage to
loosened), (3)
the:
that the
(1) door(bent),
door seals and
sealing
surfaces.
Your
oven
service
should not be
adjusted
or
repaired by
anyone
except qualified
Please
following steps should
1
Avoid
2
Do not overheat.
3
Stir the
sauces
can occur
over
and
of the hot
liquid.
in your microwave
To
bubbling.
This
prevent this possibility
be taken:
sided containers with
using straight
beverages
without evidence of
narrow
necks.
through
4 After
liquid
the
before
heating
heating,
carefully
burns
placing
the container in the
allow to stand in the
the contents of
and check the
(especially,
oven
and
again halfway
time.
oven
feeding
for
a
short
bottles and
time, stir
baby
or
food
shake
jars) again
temperature of them before consumption
contents of
handling
feeding
bottles and
baby
food
to avoid
jars).
the container.
Warning
times are correctly set as
in the FOOD catching fire
result
cooking may
and subsequent damage to your oven.
ensure
e.g. soups,
sudden boil
Be careful when
Warning
2
a
them(especially
personnel.
over
the
heating liquids,
delayed eruptive boiling
allow
surfaces.
particularly important
to excessive microwave energy.
possible exposure
cooking
Always allow
food to stand after being cooked by
microwaves and check the temperature of them
before consumption. Especially contents of feeding
bottles and baby food jars.
Contents
How the Microwave Oven Works
Microwaves
are a
form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
turntable
or
tray is located
cooking
through openings
at the bottom of the
oven.
inside the
oven.
A
Microwaves cannot pass
through metal walls of the oven, but they can penetrate such materials as
glass, porcelain and paper, the materials out of which microwave-safe
cooking dishes are constructed.
Microwaves do not heat
hot from the heat
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get
generated by the
A very safe
Your microwave
food.
appliance
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
3
Setting
microwave energy.
area
2
Unpacking
ordinary daylight.
through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. Microwave ovens,
however, have a magnetron which is designed to make use of the energy in
microwaves. Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to created
These microwaves enter the
Precautions
Contents
&
4~5
Installing
the Clock
6
Child Lock
7
Micro Power
8
Cooking
Micro Power Level
9
Two
10
Stage Cooking
Quick Start
11
Grill
12
Cooking
Combination
13
Cooking
Auto Cook
14~15
Auto Defrost
16~17
More
or
Less
18
Cooking
Safety precautions
19
Microwave
20
-
safe Utensils
Food characteristics &
Microwave
21~22
cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring
MAFF
Information/Technical
Reheating
Guarantee
23
Specifications
Cooked Chilled Foods
Inside back
24
25
cover
you eat your food.
3
Unpacking
Installing
Unpack your
&
By following the basic steps on these two pages you will be able to quickly check that your oven is operating
correctly. Please pay particular attention to the guidance on where to install your oven. When unpacking your
oven
make
sure
you
remove
all accessories and
packing.
Check to make
sure
that your
oven
has not been
damaged during delivery.
oven
and
place
it
on a
Place the
flat level
oven
than 85cm
surface.
in the level location of your choice with more
but make sure there is at least 30cm of
height
space on the top and 10cm at the rear for proper ventilation. The
front of the oven should be at least 8cm from the edge of the surface
to
prevent tipping.
An exhaust outlet is located
outlet
can
damage
the
on
top
or
side of the
oven.
Blocking
the
oven.
LOW RACK
HIGH RACK
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
GLASS TRAY
ROTATING RING
4
Plug
your
Make
sure
oven
your
into
a
oven
connected to the socket. If your
properly, unplug
plug it back in.
Fill
a
DOOR BUTTON. Place the ROTATING RING inside
oven
does not
the
operate
your
oven
oven
and
door
place
by pulling
the PRESSING THE
the GLASS TRAY
on
top.
(1/2 pint)
of water. Place
have any doubts about what
refer to page 20.
oven
type of container
to
When it reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS.
button, and
on
door. If you
The DISPLAY will count down from 3 minutes.
Press the STOP
microwave safe container with
300 ml
please
Open
only appliance
it from the electrical socket and then
the GLASS TRAY and close the
use
standard household socket.
is the
press the START
the
button six
your
times to set 3
careful when
oven
door and test the
oven
is
temperature of the
operating the water should
removing the container it
be
Open
water. If
warm.
Be
may be hot.
minutes of
cooking
time.
You will hear
a
BEEP each
time you press the button.
Your
oven
will start before
you have finished the sixth
press; don't worry this is
normal.
5
Setting the
You
Clock
can
set either 12 hour clock
In the
following example
Make
sure
Make
or
24 hour clock.
I will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when
that you have removed all packaging from your
that you have
sure
correctly
installed your
oven as
using
the 24 clock.
oven.
described earlier
in this book.
Stop/Clear
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
Stop/Clear
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
Stop/Clear
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
Stop/Clear
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
Press STOP/CLEAR.
When your
oven
first time
when power
or
power cut,
display;
a
is
plugged
in for the
resumes
after
Press CLOCK
once.
a
'0' will be shown in the
you will have to reset the clock.
(If
you want to
use
different
If you want to
unplug
and
option, Press CLOCK once more.
option after setting clock, you
different
change
plug it back in.)
have to
If the clock (or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven
from the electrical socket and
plug
Turn DIAL knob until
display
shows "14:00".
it back in and reset the clock.
Press START for hour confirmation.
setting the START button
flash. After setting the START button
stop flashing.
During
will
will
clock
Turn DIAL knob until
display
shows "14:35".
Press START.
The clock starts
6
counting.
Child
Lock
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your
oven
prevents
has
a
safety feature that
running of the oven.
accidental
Once the child lock is set, you will be
unable to
cooking
use
can
any functions and
take
oven
can
on
the
display
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
Stop/Clear
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
Stop/Clear
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
and
BEEP sounds.
The CHILD LOCK is
now
set.
no
The time will
place.
However your child
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until "L" appears
Stop/Clear
disappear
on
the
display
if you have set the clock.
still open the
door.
"L" remains
on
the
display
to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set.
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until "L"
disappears.
You will hear BEEP when it's released.
7
Micro Power
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook
some
food
on
80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Cooking
Make
sure
that you have
correctly
installed your
oven as
described earlier
in this book.
Stop/Clear
Clock
Micro
Grill
Start/
Quick Start
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your
oven
has five microwave Power
Press MICRO twice to select 80% power.
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
MICRO button will select
a
"P-80" appears
on
the
display.
Combi
different
Auto Cook
power level.
Defrost
Press
POWER
8
MICRO
%
4.Bead
Turn DIAL knob until
HIGH
MAX
time
MEDIUM
HIGH
times
MEDIUM
times
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
times
LOW
times
display
shows "5:30".
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
Press START.
Stop/Clear
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
Your microwave
oven
is
The table below shows
microwave
equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this
oven.
POWER LEVEL
HIGH
MEDIUM HIGH
MEDIUM
OUTPUT
100%
80%
60%
Brown minced beef
*
Cook
*
Cook tender cuts of meat
LOW
20%
poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
*
All
*
Roast meat and
*
Cook mushrooms and shellfish
*
Cook foods
*
Bake cakes and
*
MEDIUM LOW
Boil Water
*
*
40%
Level
USE
*
*
DEFROST/
Micro Power
reheating
poultry
containing
cheese and eggs
scones
Prepare eggs
Cook custard
Prepare rice,
soup
*
All
*
Melt butter and chocolate
*
Cook less tender cuts of meat
thawing
*
Soften butter & cheese
*
Soften ice
*
Raise
cream
yeast dough
9
Two stage
In the
following example
for 11 minutes
Cooking
on
I will show you how to cook
HIGH; the second will cook for
Press STOP/CLEAR
some
food in two
35 minutes
on
stages.
The first
Stop/Clear
.
Set the power and the
cooking
time for
once
will cook your food
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
stage1.
Micro
Press MICRO
stage
40%.
Grill
Combi
to select HIGH power.
4.Bead
During
stage cooking the oven door
opened and food checked. Close
two
can
be
the
oven
At the end of
2
display
shows "11:00".
door and press START and the
cooking stage will
stage
Turn DIAL knob until
continue.
stage1,
BEEP sounds and
commences.
Set the power and the
Should you wish to clear the programme
press STOP/CLEAR twice.
cooking
time for
stage2.
Micro
Grill
Combi
Press MICRO four times to select 40% power.
Auto Cook
Turn DIAL knob until
display
Defrost
shows "35:00"
Press START.
Stop/Clear
10
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
In the
following example
I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking
on
Quick
high power.
Start
Press STOP/CLEAR
.
The QUICK START feature allows you to
Press START four times to select 2 minutes
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
Your
cooking
with
a
oven
on
Stop/Clear
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
Stop/Clear
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
HIGH power.
will start before you have finished the fourth press.
touch of the START
button.
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend
by repeatedly pressing the START button.
the
cooking
time up to 10 minutes
11
Grill
In the
following example
I will show you how to
use
the
grill
to cook
some
food for 12 minutes and 30 seconds.
Cooking
Press STOP/CLEAR
This model is fitted with
GRILL,
so
preheating
a
QUARTZ
.
Stop/Clear
Clock
Micro
Grill
Start/
Quick Start
Press GRILL.
is not needed.
Combi
This feature will allow you to brown and
crisp
food
Auto Cook
quickly.
grill rack can be used in two
positions-high or low, depending
Defrost
The
food
4.
on
Turn DIAL knob until
display
B
ead
shows "12:30".
type and size.
LOW RACK
HIGH RACK
Press START.
Stop/Clear
12
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
In the
following example
I will show you how to programme your
oven
with combi mode co-3 for
a
cooking
Combination
time
of 25 minutes.
Cooking
Press STOP/CLEAR
.
Stop/Clear
Press COMBI three times.
"Co-3" appears
Your
oven
has
a
combination
on
the
Micro
display.
with heater and microwave at the
or
alternately.
This
Combi
generally
Auto Cook
Defrost
same
means
Turn DIAL knob until
it takes less time to cook your food.
The
Grill
Start/
Quick Start
cooking
feature which allows you to cook food
time
Clock
display
shows "25:00".
quartz heater grills the surface of
the food while microwave heats inside.
Moreover, preheating your
oven
is not
necessary.
Press START.
When
cooking
you
key to
can use
increase/decrease
cooking
Stop/Clear
time.
Be careful when
Combination
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
removing your food because the container will be hot!
Cooking
Mode
CATEGORY
MICRO POWER (%)
HEATER POWER (%)
Co-1
20
80
Co-2
40
60
Co-3
60
40
13
Auto
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook
0.6kg
of jacket potato.
Cook
Press STOP/CLEAR
.
Stop/Clear
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
type and
Start/
Quick Start
Press AUTO COOK.
your favorite food
food
Clock
easily by selecting the
entering the weight of the
Auto Cook
Defrost
food.
1. Meat
2. Poultry
Turn DIAL knob until
Press START for
display
category
Turn DIAL knob until
shows "Ac-1".
confirmation.
display
Stop/Clear
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
Stop/Clear
Clock
Start/
Quick Start
shows "0.6".
Press START.
14
FOOD CATEGORY
1. JACKET POTATO
FOOD TEMP.
Room
temp.
UTENSILS
WEIGHT LIMIT
Glass
0.1kg~1.0kg Wash, dry
tray
INSTRUCTIONS
Place the
and prick potato with a fork several times.
potato with three pieces of paper towel in the
centre of the
After
2. FRESH
Room
temp.
Glass
tray
0.2kg~0.8kg
3. FROZEN
Frozen
Glass
tray
0.2kg~0.8kg
prepared vegetables into a suitable
dish).
Add 30 ml water per 0.2 kg vegetables.
After Cooking, let stand for 5 minutes.
Place
prepared
frozen
Cover and
After
Room
temp.
Glass
+
Room
temp.
tray
0.5kg~1.5kg
Low rack
Glass
+
6. CHICKEN
PORTION
vegetables into a suitable sized
kg vegetable.
centre of the glass tray.
place it the
Cooking, let stand
Place beef
the
Room
temp.
Glass
+
tray
0.5kg~1.5kg
Low rack
High
tray
rack
on
cooking
turn food
5. ROAST PORK
sized container
casserole
container. Add 30 ml water per 0.2
VEGETABLES
4. ROAST BEEF
for 5 minutes.
Place
(e.g.
VEGETABLES
glass tray.
Cooking, let stand
for 5 minutes.
metal rack
process your
over
to
(low level)
oven
ensure even
on
glass tray. During
point
will "BEEP", at which
cooking.
Place
pork on metal rack (low level) on glass tray. During
cooking process your oven will "BEEP", at which point
turn food over to ensure even cooking.
the
0.2kg~0.8kg
Place chicken
portion on metal rack (high level) on glass
tray. During
cooking process your oven will "BEEP",
at which point turn food over to ensure even cooking.
the
15
The
Auto
temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking
Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be
commences.
cooking. The BREAD programme is suitable for defrosting small items such
require a standing time to allow the centre to thaw. In the following
example I will show you how to defrost 1.4 Kg of frozen poultry.
completely
Defrost
rolls
or a
thawed before
small loaf. These will
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight
the food that you
metallic ties
oven
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place
the food in your
remove
any
and close the
Stop/Clear
Clock
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY
on
the
display
defrosting
programme.
Auto Cook
window.
Defrost
has three microwave defrost
oven
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY,
FISH and
1. Meat
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power
a
2P
different
Enter the
weight
of the frozen food that you
t
are
about to defrost.
setting.
Turn DIAL knob until
Category
l
settings. Repeated
presses of the AUTO DEFROST button
will select
Start/
Quick Start
door.
"dEF2" appears
Your
oven
display
shows "1.4".
Press
DEFROST
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
times
BREAD
16
Press START.
Stop/Clear
Start/
Quick Start
During defrosting your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
ensure even
times
Clock
as
AUTO WEIGHTDEFROST SEQUENCE LIST
FOOD
SEQUENCE
1. MEAT
2. POULTRY
3. FISH
Beef
Minced
Lamb
Chops(2.5
cm
thick),Rolled
Pork
Chops(1.2
cm
thick), Spareribs,
Veal
Cutlets(450 g,
Chicken
Whole(under
2
Turkey
Breasts(under
2.5
Fish
Fillets.
Shellfish
Crabmeat, Lobster tails, Shrimp, Scallops
4. BREAD
*
*
1.2
during
the
For best
results,
remove
defrosting
*
Place foods in
*
Food should still be
*
When it is difficult to
displayed
at the
Kg),
shallow
poultry
can cause
Cut up
0.1/4.0
kg
0.1/4.0
kg
0.1/0.5
kg
Sausage.
Breasts(boneless), Legs.
Kg)
bread, White/brown rolls, French stick, Baguette, Croissant
setting
and control of
defrosting,
but
just
like conventional
defrosting
you must check
from its
original
paper
or
plastic package(wrapper). Otherwise,
the wrap will hold steam and
the outer surface of the food to cook.
glass baking dish to catch drippings.
what icy in the centre when removed
the wrap from the
of the defrost
beginning
placed
Sliced bread should be
Rolled roast,
thick)
some
remove
kg
time.
meat and
close to the food which
a
cm
0.1/4.0
roast.
Steaks, Whole
The benefit of this Auto Defrost feature is automatic
juice
*
beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger.
Sliced brown/white
the food
MIN./MAX.
cycle.
from the
oven.
food, defrost the wrapped food for about
Then
remove
the food from the
oven
and
a
quarter of the total defrost time, which is
remove
the wrap from the food.
between sheets of kitchen towel and bread rolls should be cut in half before
defrosting.
17
More
or
Less
In the
a
Cooking
following example I will show you how
longer or shorter cooking time.
to
change
the preset AUTO COOK programmes for
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Stop/Clear
If you find that your food is
undercooked when
using
COOK programme, you
decrease
cooking
time
Set the
over or
increase
by pressing
Auto Cook
or
cooking
process.
no
need to
time at any
button.
Press MORE
The
Poultr y
cooking
.
3.
time will increase
by
10 seconds for each press of the
F
ozen
Vegetable
6.
Chicken
Po
tion
key.
stop the cooking
Press LESS
The
cooking
If the
rapidly.
18
1. Meat
2
without Auto function you
extend the
There is
Defrost
of food.
Press START.
cooking
point by pressing the
can
weight
the
button.
When
Select
Start/
Quick Start
AUTO COOK programme.
required
the AUTO
can
Clock
.
time will decrease
key
is
pressed
by
and
10 seconds for each press of the
key.
held, the time will increase/decrease
S/
Safety
WARNING
Please
ensure
cooking
times are
subsequent DAMAGE to
1
correctly set as over cooking may result in
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.
2
Do not
the
Do not
or
4
dry
is
use.
empty. It is best
The water will
accidentally
to leave
safely
a
glass of
water in
started.
use
6
Do not
use
long.
remove
newspaper in
place
wooden containers.
metal twist ties. Metal
serious
Do not
of paper towels for
which
operate the
with
oven
cooking
or
heating
time. If normal
Be certain to
place the oven so the front of the door is 8 cm or more
edge of the surface on which it is placed, to avoid accidental
the appliance.
of
13
Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
14
Do not
skin of
potatoes, apples or any such fruit
or
objects in
the
oven
may arc, which
a
kitchen
16
can
napkin or any other
edges of the oven, which
breakage
or
If the
oven
operated
17
it in water
just
after
cooking.
door
or
door seals
until it has been
If smoke is
keep
the
oven
or
or disconnect the oven from the power
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
cooked in
paper or other combustible
the possibility of ignition.
may
This
are damaged, the oven must not be
repaired by a qualified service technician.
observed, switch off
and
18 When food is heated
a
leakage.
by placing
damage.
oven.
plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting.
though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film,
heating or cooking.
supply
towel,
attempt deep fat frying in your
Remove the
for
cooking.
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
cause
shorter
Note
use
Do not rinse the turntable
may
they
Before cooking, pierce the
vegetable.
damage.
microwave energy
Do not
allowed
12
They
obstruction between the door and the front
cause
may overheat and burn.
tipping
15
may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
cause
require
are
behind the
absorb all microwave
wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book
instructions, for the food you are cooking.
Do not
9
by
11
a
Do not cook food
5
8
only
be undertaken
Small amounts of food
times
clothes in the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
burned if heated too
contains
7
oven
when
oven
when not in
energy, if the
3
Repairs
should
10
service technician.
operate the
oven
Precautions
the OVEN.
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.
qualified
FIRE and
19
Only
allow children to
instructions have been
use
the
given
disposable
oven
so
without
Liquids or
are
oven
plastic,
frequently due to
when
supervision
that the child is able to
safe way and understands the hazards of
20
containers of
materials, check the
improper
use
adequate
the
oven
other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since
liable to
in
a
use.
they
explode.
19
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never
use
metal
microwave
or
metal trimmed utensils in your
Paper
oven
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal.
oven
Most
They will bounce off any metal object in the
and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning.
heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your microwave
However,
oven.
some
may contain materials that render them unsuitable
microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about
simple way
to find out if it
Place the utensil in
can
question
a
particular utensil,
be used in your microwave
next to
a
glass
as
there's
a
Plastic
oven.
bowl filled with water in the microwave
Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
oven.
Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in your microwave oven,
provided that the cooking time is short and foods to be cooked are low in fat and
moisture. Paper towels are also very useful for wrapping foods and for lining baking
trays in which greasy foods such as bacon are cooked. In general, avoid coloured
paper products as the colour may run. Some recycled paper products may contain
impurities which could cause arcing or fires when used in the microwave oven.
cooking bags
Provided
they
However, be
are
sure
made
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does
ordinary plastic bags
change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use in the microwave oven. You
probably have many items on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as
cooking equipment in your microwave oven. Just read through the following
rupture.
not
checklist.
plates
Many
kinds of dinner-ware
manufacturer's literature
or
are
microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
perform the
for
a
for
cooking
A
variety
part, you
of
kitchen
Pottery,
but
Glassware
in
and sizes of microwave cookware
shapes
probably
equipment.
can
use
items you
already
have
on
are
available. For the most
hand rather than
investing
in
stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials
microwave test.
cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe.
bag so that steam can escape. Never use
your microwave oven, as they will melt and
slit in the
Plastic microwave cookware
new
Dinner
specially
to make
they
should be tested to be
are
usually
fine for
use
in your microwave oven,
sure.
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of
oven
tempered glass cookware. However, do
or wine glasses, as these might shatter
tumblers
not
as
use
delicate
the food
glassware,
such
as
be used to hold foods that
can
are
to be
quickly
reheated. However,
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the
foods will
20
eventually warp
or
high
lead
or
iron content
are
not suitable for
cooking
utensils.
Plastic storage containers
These
CAUTION
Some items with
warms.
melt
plastic containers.
they
oven as
hot
Utensils should be checked to
microwave
ovens.
ensure
that
they
are
suitable for
use
in
Food characteristics &
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
on
Moisture content of food
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 oven is equipped with a
light that turns on automatically when the oven is in operation so that you can see
inside and check the progress of your food. Directions given in recipes to elevate,
stir, and the like should be thought of as the minimum steps recommended. If the
food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary adjustments you think
appropriate to correct the problem.
Factors
affecting
microwave
cooking times
cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold
butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with
ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range
of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains under-cooked at the
lower end of the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook your food beyond
the maximum time given, according to personal preference. The governing
philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be conservative in giving
cooking times. While overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes,
particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed
from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When
allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the
oven as the heat trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels
inward. If the food is left in the oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer
portions will become overcooked or even burnt. You will become increasingly skilful
in estimating both cooking and standing times for various foods.
Many
makes
Density
factors affect
a
big
cooking
difference in
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 that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle.
Height of food
The upper portion of tall food, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the
lower portion. Therefore, it is wise to turn tall food during cooking, sometimes several
Since the heat
such
from microwaves tends to
generated
roasts and
as
some
vegetables should
evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
either be
with water
sprinkled
prior
to
cooking
covered to retain moisture.
or
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks
cooking bony
or
quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
they do not cook unevenly and do not become
more
cuts of meat that
fatty
overcooked.
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
cooked
as
cooked
by
for
a
penetrate only about
the heat
generated
on
2.cm into
food, the interior portion of thick foods are
the outside travels inward.
Only
the outer
edge
of food in
microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the
centre is
even warm
Round thin foods and
.
ring shaped
foods cook
successfully
in the
microwave.
Covering
A
cover
traps heat and
microwave
cling
steam which
film with
a corner
causes
food to cook
folded back to
more
quickly.
Use
a
lid
or
prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and
poultry
fat. Foods that
sauce
such
as
that
are
are
cooked fifteen minutes
cooked for
a
shorter
worcestershire sauce, soy
period
sauce
colour. Since
relatively small amounts of browning
flavour of the recipe is not altered.
Covering with greaseproof paper
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering
because it makes
Arranging
and
a
looser
if
placed
stack foods
on
than
a
lid
or
longer
will brown
lightly
in their
own
sauces are
added to food the
original
and helps food retain some heat. But
clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
spacing
Individual foods such
evenly
cover
or
of time may be brushed with a browning
or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing
as
in the
top of
baked
oven an
one
potatoes, small cakes and hors d'oeuvres will heat more
distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
equal
another.
times.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave
cooking
Stirring
is
Stirring
one
of the most
important
of all
microwaving techniques.
In conventional
cooking,
food is stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved food, however, is stirred in order to
spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the outside towards the centre as the outside
To Clean Your Oven
1
of the food heats first.
Turning
tall foods such
bottom will cook
as
roasts and whole chickens should be turned
It is also
evenly.
so
that the
top and
spillovers will
a
cloth to
keep
(which
block
microwaves)
can
be
placed
over
the
corners or
edges
can
2
of square and rectangular 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.
or
dense foods
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
Piercing
a
shell, skin
or
membrane
Testing
are likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
quickly
left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
so
in
being removed from the
Usually the foods are covered during standing time to retain heat unless
they are supposed to be dry in texture (some cakes and biscuits, for example). Standing
allows foods to finish cooking and also helps flavour blend and develop.
are
often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after
microwave
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3
oven.
clean to
walls and between seal and door
oven
spillovers with
by
assure a
Do not
dry.
hand
soft cloth
or
use
a
damp
cloth
away. Crumbs and
right
lengthen cooking
times. Use
tight
harsh
seal. Remove greasy spatters with
detergent
or
panel,
of the
oven
oven
a
humidity
4
immediately by
conditions and in
or
damage to
the
no
a
oven
dry
from
glass tray
operating parts
when the microwave
way indicates
kept
and
cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after
a
oven
oven
is
To clean
wipe a
cleaning.
door, wipe the panels
operated
under
high
malfunction of the unit.
clean. Use
only
warm, soapy
water, rinse
dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR
STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS.
Metal parts will be easier to maintain if
dry
inside the
openings.
accidentally starting,
around the outside of the
occur
The door and door seals should be
then
soapy cloth
a
abrasive cleaners. The
clean
open the door to prevent
soft cloth. This may
damp
with soap and water then with clean water and
paper towel. To prevent
cloth followed
a
important to
in the dishwasher.
or
If steam accumulates inside
with
a
poultry, are removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish
cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 50F (30C)
and 150F (80C) during standing time.
Standing time
Foods
damp
if cooked
Food cooks
are
include
up
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
the underside
control
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
area
be washed
a
clean
out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is
Keep the outside
with
and centre of the foods.
Foods enclosed in
this
wipe
Clean the outside of your
Elevating
Thick
wipe
oven
spilled liquids stick to
absorb microwave energy and
then rinse and
Shielding
aluminium foil
or
surface. It is best to
good idea to turn cut up chicken and chops.
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
Since microwaves are attracted to the outside portion of food, it makes sense to place
thicker portions of meat, poultry and fish to the outer edge of the baking dish. This way,
thicker portions will receive the most microwave energy and the food will cook evenly.
Strips of
inside of the
Food spatters
over
Large,
Keep the
wiped frequently
with
a
damp
cloth.
Questions &
Answers
Q What's wrong when the
A
There may be several
Light bulb has blown
light will not glow?
why the oven light will
Q Is it possible to pop
oven
reasons
not
glow.
A
Yes, if using
1
2
Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing
No. The
holes,
or
ports,
microwave energy
corn
in
a
microwave oven?
of the two methods described
below
Door is not closed
A
one
are
made to allow
screen
to pass;
light
in the door?
they
Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for microwave cooking.
Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific
times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product.
do not let
through.
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
Q Why does the beep tone sound when
touched?
A
The
tone sounds to
beep
Q Will the microwave
A
Yes Never
run
it
assure
oven
empty
or
be
pad
a
that the
on
the Control Panel is
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED
setting
is
being properly
entered.
damaged if it operates empty?
glass tray.
TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
CAUTION
without the
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
Q Why do eggs sometimes pop?
A
When
baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam
build up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk
before cooking. Never microwave eggs in the shell.
Q Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
A
After microwave
standing
cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking during
standing time finishes cooking evenly throughout the
amount of standing time depends on the density of the food.
time. This
food. The
Q Why doesn't my
A
oven
always cook
as
fast
as
the
cooking guide says?
Check your cooking guide again to make sure you've followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, chosen to help
prevent overcooking, the most common problem in getting used to a
microwave oven. Variations in the size, shape, weight and dimensions of
the food require longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along with
the cooking guide suggestions to test food condition, lust as you would do
with
a
conventional cooker.
23
Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Warning
This
appliance
The wires in this mains lead
following
BLUE
~
are
Technical
must be earthed
MG-606BL
colored in accordance with the
codes
Power
Neutral
BROWN
~
~
Earth
appliance may
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
your plug proceed as follows:
Power
in
Microwave
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N
or
Colored BLACK.
The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED.
The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW
or
GREEN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E
If the
supply
cord is
or
order to avoid
a
damaged,
its service
hazard;
or
it must be
agent
or a
replaced by the
similarly qualified person
.
in
(IEC705 rating standard)
Frequency
Outside Dimension
not
manufacturer
230VAC/50Hz
900 W
Microwave
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
24
Input
Output
Live
GREEN & YELLOW
Specification
2450 MHz
530
mm(W)
X 322
mm(H)
Consumption
1350 Watts
Grill
1250 Watts
Combination
2550 Watts
X 404
mm(D)
MAFF
Reheating Cooked Chilled
This microwave
Agriculture
oven
Foods
has been tested and labeled to the
Fisheries and Food
Ministry of
(MAFF) agreement, concerning the reheating
of cooked chilled food.
heating characteristics and output power levels of microwave ovens are
usually calculated using a 1000 gram load, (IEC 705). However, at smaller
loads the heating characteristics of the microwave oven change. Most
prepacked food normally falls into this category, usually being packed in
smaller individual portions of approx. 350 grams. Therefore, it was clear
that a new approach for reheating this type of food was 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.
The
MAFF working in
partnership
manufacturers such
introduction of
as
with the food
'LG electronics'
companies and microwave oven
have overcome this problem by the
Denotes the microwave
oven
Three wavy lines denotes
tested in compliance
oven
with the
output power.
900
agreement.
heating categories.
Because you may not
yet be familiar with this system,
we
following explanation as an example. However, please
rating as printed on the oven door.
have used the
This
refer to the actual
category links
times given
When
applying this method for reheating cooked
following information must be adhered to:
1
The microwave
oven
on
with the
heating
food.
chilled food
stuffs, the
must be set at maximum power level.
(refer
to
instructions)
2
Refer to the
cooking
3 As with all cooked
foods
are
instructions
given
on
the
packaging.
food, check for evenness of cooking and
piping hot, prior to consumption.
ensure
that
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