MICROWAVE OVEN INSTRUCTION MANUAL Please read this instruction manual thoroughly before operating. MH5744JL P/No: MFL30242501 Precautions Precautions to avoid You cannot operate your possible oven with the door open due to the built into the door mechanism. These cooking activity when any microwave It is oven important Do not food or Do not oven place safety the door is safety interlocks When automatically switch off oven, a could result in which in the opened; case of between the oven cleaner residue to accumulate operate your the tamper with the safety interlocks. object any (2) hinges and interlocks could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. not to door closes exposure to excessive microwave energy. oven properly latches if it is on damaged. and that there is (broken or It is no or damage oven through (1) door(bent), door seals and sealing 4. After service adjusted or repaired by anyone the before heating heating, carefully except qualified burns personnel. Please beverages in your microwave liquid. To bubbling. This prevent this possibility be taken: narrow necks. placing the container 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 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. times are correctly set as in the FOOD catching fire result cooking may and subsequent damage to your oven. ensure of the hot allow to stand in the Be careful when Warning over liquid them(especially should not be over sided containers with using straight 3. Stir the that the surfaces. Your sudden boil and without evidence of 2. Do not overheat. particularly important loosened), (3) a sauces can occur allow surfaces. to the: e.g. soups, following steps should 1. Avoid front face and the door sealing heating liquids, delayed eruptive boiling cooking 2 Contents Precautions How the Microwave Oven Works Microwaves are a 2 Contents form of energy similar to radio and television waves 3 & 4~5 Unpacking Installing Setting the Clock and ordinary daylight. Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. Microwave ovens, however, have a magnetron which is designed to make use of the energy in microwaves. Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to created 6 Child Lock 7 Micro Power 8 Cooking Micro Power Level 9 microwave energy. Two 10 These microwaves enter the Quick Start 11 Grill 12 A turntable or cooking tray is located as Microwaves do not heat get hot from the heat through openings inside the at the bottom of the metal walls of the oven, but through glass, porcelain and paper, the cooking dishes are constructed. pass area they oven. can Microwaves cannot penetrate Cooking Combination such materials materials out of which microwave-safe cookware, though cooking generated by the food. A very safe oven. Stage Cooking 13 Cooking Auto Cook 14~15 Auto Defrost vessels will 16~17 Quick Defrost eventually More 18~19 Less 20 Cooking Vegetable Guide Grill Cooking Guide Important safety instructions or Fresh appliance Microwave - 23~24 25 cooking 26~27 Questions & Answers 28 IEC test manual 29 Plug wiring MAFF information/Technical Reheating Guarantee 3 22 safe Utensils Food characteristics & Microwave 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. 21 Specifications Cooked Chilled Foods 30 31 32 Unpacking & Installing By following the basic steps on these two pages you will be able to quickly check that your oven is operating correctly. Please pay particular attention to the guidance on where to install your oven. When unpacking your oven make sure you remove all accessories and packing. Check to make sure that your oven has not been damaged during delivery. Unpack your oven and place it on a Place the flat level surface. more oven in the level location of your choice with height but make sure there is at least than 85cm 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. on top or side of the An exhaust outlet is located the outlet GRILL RACK(HIGH) can damage the oven. Blocking oven. GRILL RACK(LOW) 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 only appliance Place the ROTATING RING inside the does the GLASS TRAY oven not operate microwave safe container with 300 ml (1/2 pint) have any doubts about what please Open is the your oven door on by pulling the DOOR HANDLE. oven and place top. it from the electrical socket and then of water. Place the GLASS TRAY and close the use standard household socket. refer to page 25. oven STOP/CLEAR on door. If you type of container to The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds. Press the button, and press the s 1 time to set 30 secondes of time. You will hear oven your START button cooking When it reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS. the a BEEP when you press the button. 5 door and test the oven is operating careful when temperature of the the water should be removing the Open water. If warm. Be container it may be hot. You can either 12 hour clock set In the following example Make sure or 24 hour clock Setting . I will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when that you have removed all using the 24 clock. Clock packaging from your oven. Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier in this book. Press STOP When your first time oven or power cut, a display; you is plugged when power in for the resumes after . Press CLOCK once for 24 hour clock . a "0" will be shown in the will have to reset the clock. (If you want to use 12 hour clock, Press If you want to you have to If the clock (or display) shows any strange looking symbols, unplug your oven from the electrical socket and plug Press 10 MIN fifteen times. it back in and reset the clock. Press 1 MIN three times. Press 10 SEC five times. During clock setting the colon will flash. After CLOCK once more. change different option after setting clock, unplug and plug it back in.) setting, the colon will stop flashing. Press CLOCK or The clock starts START to set the time. counting. 6 the Child Lock Press STOP Your oven has a safety feature that prevents accidental running of the oven. . Press and hold STOP until "L" appears in the The CHILD LOCK is now display and BEEP sounds. set. Once the child lock is set, you will be unable to cooking use can any functions and take However your child oven no The time will disappear on the display if you have set the clock. place. can still open the door! "L" remains displayed to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set. To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP until "L" hear BEEP when it's released. 7 disappears. You will In the following example I will show you how to cook some food 80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds. on Micro Power Cooking Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier in this book. Press STOP. Your oven has five microwave Power settings. High power is automatically selected but repeated presses of the POWER key will select a different power level Press POWER twice to select 80% power. "560" appears on the display. . Power POWER output % Press 1 MIN five times. Press 10 SEC three times. HIGH MAX 700W 100% MEDIUM HIGH 560W 80% MEDIUM 420W 60% DEFROST MEDIUM LOW 280W 40% LOW 140W Press START. After cooking is over, End Reminder 5 minutes until the oven door is Beep opened. 20% 8 Sounds per 1 minute for Micro Power Your microwave oven is equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking. examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this The table below shows the Level microwave POWER LEVEL HIGH OUTPUT 100% (700W) MEDIUM HIGH 80% (560W) MEDIUM oven. 60% (420W) USE * Brown minced beef * Cook * Cook tender cuts of meat * * Cook mushrooms and shellfish Cook foods * * * MEDIUM LOW LOW (280W) 20% (140W) Reheating( Liquid ) Roast meat and poultry * * 40% poultry pieces, fish, vegetables * * DEFROST/ Boil Water * containing cheese and eggs Reheating (Mashed potato,Plated meal, Ready meal) Bake cakes and scones Prepare eggs Cook custard Prepare rice, soup * All * Melt butter and chocolate * Cook less tender cuts of meat * Soften butter & cheese * Soften ice * Raise thawing cream yeast dough 9 In the following example for 11 minutes on I will show you how to cook HIGH; the second will cook for 35 minutes Press STOP During can the be stage cooking the oven door opened and food checked. Close two oven The first stage 40%(280W). Set the power and the cooking continue. time for stage1. Press POWER once to select HIGH power. Press 10 MIN At the end of stage1, once. once. BEEP sounds and commences. Set the power and the Should you wish to clear the programme cooking will cook your food Two stage Cooking . Press 1 MIN 2 on stages. door and press START and the cooking stage will stage food in two some time for stage2. Press POWER four times to select 40% power. press STOP twice. Press 10 MIN three times. Press 1 MIN five times. Press START. 10 Quick In the following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking Start Press STOP. 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 HIGH power. will start before you have finished the fourth press. touch of the START key. During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking 10 minutes by repeatedly pressing the START key. 11 time up to on high power. In the following example I will show you how to use the grill to cook some food for 12 minutes and 30 seconds. Grill Cooking Press STOP. This feature will allow you to brown and crisp food Press GRILL. quickly. GRILL RACK(HIGH) Set the cooking Press 10 MIN time. once. Press 1 MIN twice. Press 10 SEC three times. GRILL RACK(LOW) Press START. 12 Combination In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with combi mode co-3 for of 25 minutes. Cooking Press STOP. Press Combi three times. "Co-3" appears Your oven has a combination on the display. cooking feature which allows you to cook food with heater and microwave at the time. This generally means same it takes less Set the time to cook your food. The sheath heater grills the cooking time. Press 10 MIN two times. surface of Press 1 MIN five times. the food while microwave heats inside. Press START. Be careful when Combination removing your food because the container Cooking will be hot! Mode CATEGORY MICRO POWER (%) HEATER POWER (%) Co-1 20 80 Co-2 40 60 Co-3 60 40 13 a cooking time In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6 kg Auto of jacket potato. Cook Press STOP. AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of Press AUTO COOK once. your favorite food "Ac-1" appears the food food easily by selecting the type and entering the weight of the by pressing the MORE/LESS key. on display. Press Category AUTO COOK Select desired JACKET POTATO time FRESH times VEGETABLE FROZEN VEGETABLE times CHILLED PIZZA times FRENCH FRIES times CHICKEN times weight of potato. Press the MORE key six times to enter Press START. PORTION 14 0.6kg. FOOD CATEGORY 1. JACKET POTATO FOOD TEMP. Room temp. UTENSILS Glass tray WEIGHT LIMIT 0.1kg~1.0kg INSTRUCTIONS Wash, dry and prick potato with Place the a fork several times. potato with three pieces of paper towel in the tray. After Cooking, Stand covered with foil 2. FRESH VEGETABLE Room temp. Microwave- 0.2kg~0.8kg safe bowl Place vegetables in Add amount of water ** Frozen Microwave- 0.2kg~0.8kg safe bowl VEGETABLE 2 Tablespoon 0.5kg 0.8kg : 4 Tablespoon Place vegetables in Add amount of water ** Refrigerated Rack 0.2kg~0.4kg 0.2kg 0.4kg Tablespoon 0.5kg 0.8kg : 4 Tablespoon This function is for pizza After 5. FRENCH FRIES Frozen Rack & 0.2kg~0.4kg Microwavesafe 6. CHICKEN PORTION Refrigerated plate Rack & 0.2kg~0.8kg plate reheating leftover chilled take food out frozen immediately. potato products out on rack. For the best results, cook in from the Wash and dry margarine or When oven pizza. Place chilled Stand for 2~3minutes. the microwave-safe a single layer. After plate cooking, and stand for 1~2minutes. skin. Brush the chicken butter. Place on beeps, turn food over. cooking. After cooking, stand 15 quantity. the rack. cooking, remove Microwavesafe on Spread on according to the 2 - 4. CHILLED PIZZA stir and allow to stand for 2 minutes. cooking, : - quantity. microwave-safe bowl. Add water. a Cover with wrap. After ** to the : - 3. FROZEN stir and allow to stand for 2 minutes. cooking, according 0.2kg 0.4kg - glass microwave-safe bowl. Add water. a Cover with wrap. After ** centre of the 5 minutes. the rack legs with over the melted drip dish. And then press start to continue covered with foil for 2-5 minutes. The temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be completely commences. thawed before 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 1.4 kg of frozen poultry. cooking. For example fish cooks so Auto Defrost Press STOP. Weigh the food that you metallic ties oven or are wraps; then about to defrost. Be certain to place the food in your oven oven any door. Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY Your remove and close the "dEF2" appears on the Enter the of the frozen food that you display defrosting programme. window. has four microwave defrost settings:- MEAT, POULTRY, FISH and BREAD; each defrost category has different power settings. Repeated presses of the AUTO DEFROST key will select a different setting. Press weight are about to defrost. AUTO DEFROST Press the MORE key fourteen times to enter 1.4 MEAT time POULTRY times FISH times BREAD times Kg. Press 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 sounds) unless the door is opened. ensure even 16 AUTO WEIGHTDEFROST GUIDE * Food to be defrosted should be in * If necessary, shield small areas Ensure the foil does not touch the * * Separate When items like minced meat, BEEP, at this point remove At the end of the program, To thaw completely CATEGORY Meat , for a suitable microwave of meat oven or poultry with proof flat container and pieces of place on the glass turntable. prevent thin becoming areas warm chops, sausages and bacon possible. as soon as the food from the microwave oven, example joints of WEIGHT LIMIT 0.1~4.0kg over and return to the microwave with foil and allow to stand until cover meat and whole chickens should STAND for a minimum of 1 hour Microwave ware oven. Press start to continue. completely thawed. before cooking. UTENSIL (Flat plate) Poultry FOOD Meat Minced Pork beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger chops, Lamp chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets(2cm) Fish Turn food After over at beep. let stand for 5-15 minutes. defrosting, Poultry Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg) Turn food After over at defrosting, beep. let stand for 20-30 minutes. Fish Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods Turn food After Bread during defrosting. walls. the food from the microwave oven, turn the food remove uncovered aluminum foil. This will 0.1~0.5kg Paper towel Sliced flat plate Separate or at beep. let stand for 10-20 minutes. bread, Buns, Baguette, Turn food After over defrosting, slices and over at defrosting, 17 place beep. etc. between paper towel let stand for 1-2 minutes. or flat plate. This will 0.5kg only 0.5kg of Minced meat very quickly. require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example Quick Use this function to thaw will show you how to defrost of frozen minced meat. Defrost Press STOP/CLEAR. Weight the food that you metallic ties the Your oven defrost has a microwave setting (MEAT). quick oven or are wraps; then about to defrost. Be certain to place the food in your oven remove any and close door. Press QUICK DEFROST. The oven will start automatically. During defrosting your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting. checking Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened. ensure even 18 QUICK DEFROST FOOD SEQUENCE 1. MEAT MIN./MAX. FOOD 0.5 Minced meat Beef Lamb Veal * The benefit of this Quick Defrost feature is automatic check the food * For best during results, hold steam and remove juice * Place foods in * Food should still be * After a defrosting, the defrosting fish, shellfish, meat and close to the food which shallow setting and control of defrosting, but just like conventional defrosting you must time. poultry can cause from its glass baking dish to catch drippings. what icy in the center when removed some let stand for 10 minutes or original paper or plastic package(wrapper). Otherwise, the outer surface of the food to cook. from the oven. until thawed. 19 the wrap will kg In the following example I will show you how to change longer or shorter cooking time. the preset AUTO COOK programmes for More Select Your food is cooked to your satisfaction by using the MORE/LESS buttons all of the AUTO COOK programmes to be adjusted or to cook your food for a required weight AUTO COOK programme. of food. Press START. longer shorter time. When can cooking extend the using without Auto function you cooking time at any point the MORE/LESS There is process. no need to key. stop the cooking Press the MORE key. The cooking time will increase Press the LESS The cooking Less Cooking Press STOP. Set the or a by 10 seconds for each press of the key. key. time will decrease by 10 seconds for each press of the 20 key. Fresh Vegetable Guide Vegetable Amount Cook time Artichokes 2 medium 4 1 /2~7 Trim. Add 2 (230g each) 4 medium 10~12 Cover. Asparagus, Fresh, Spears 450g 2 1 /2~6 Add 1 cup water. Cover. Green Beans 450g 7~11 tsp water and Vegetable Time 2 tsp juice. 2~3minutes Corn, Fresh 450g 11~16 450g 5~8 1 /2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole 2~3minutes halfway through cooking. 450g 5 1 /2~71 /2 200g 2~3 Sliced Sliced 1 /2 1 1 /2~2 Husk. Add 2 tbsp water in baking dish. Cover. Time 1.5 litre Place mushrooms in 1.5 litre covered casserole dish. Stir 2~3minutes 2~3minutes halfway through 450g 5~7 2 cups 4 cups 11~16 450g 4~7 Place broccoli in 1 /2 6~9 Sweet Potatoes 2 medium 4~9 Pierce Whole 4 medium 6~12 Place on 2 paper towels. Turn over halfway through cooking. 2~3minutes cup water. Baking (170~230geach) 1 /2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes casserole dish. Stir halfway through Add White potatoes, Add Baking (170~230geach) cooking. Spinach, Fresh, 1 /4 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes casserole dish. Stir halfway through 1 /4 cup water in 1.5 litre covered casserole dish. Stir halfway Slice. Add 2 4 potatoes potatoes 1 /2 5 1 /2~7 2~3minutes Courgette, Fresh, 1 /2 Turn 450g 1 /2 4 1 /2~7 Add 450g 1 /2 4 1 /2~7 Add Sliced potatoes several times with fork. cooking. potatoes several times with fork. on 2~3minutes 2~3minutes 2 paper towels. over halfway through cooking. 1 /2 cup water in 2 litre covered casserole dish. 2~3minutes 1 /2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered casserole dish. Stir halfway through 2~3minutes cooking. cup water in 1.5 litre covered casserole dish. Stir Pierce 9 1 /2~14 Place Leaf Trim. Add 1 /2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes casserole dish. Stir halfway through Add 4 cups Peas, Green, Fresh baking dish. 1 /2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes casserole dish. Stir halfway through Add cooking. 1 /2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes casserole dish. Rearrange halfway through cooking. Fresh, Flowerettes Celery, Fresh, 4~8 Standing Instructions (at HIGH) Sliced Whole Cauliflower, Fresh, Whole 230g Parsnips, Fresh, cooking. Carrots, Fresh, ears Cook time Add Add Spears Cabbage, Fresh, Chopped 2 Mushrooms, Fresh, Sliced 2~3minutes through cooking. Broccoli, Fresh, Amount cooking. Add dish. Stir Beats, Fresh Standing Instructions (at HIGH) 2~3minutes Courgette, Fresh, halfway Whole through cooking. 450g 6~9 Pierce. Place on 2 paper towels. courgette over and rearrange Turn halfway through cooking. 21 2~3minutes Grill Cooking Guide Directions for grilling meat on grill ? Trim excess (This will ? ? stop fat from meat. Cut fat, Directions for making sure you do not cut into the lean. grilling fish and seafood Place fish and seafood the fat curling.) on the rack. Whole fish should be scored before grilling. Brush fish and seafood with melted Arrange on the rack. Brush with melted Halfway through, turn the meat over. butter or oil. during cooking. This helps stop the fish drying Item Lamb chops (2.5cm (1") thick) Weight Approx. cooking time ( in minutes) 230gx2 25-32 Hints Baste with oil melted placed on 13-16 on to food a drip tray. over cooking 2.5 cm (1") thick Fish fillets 1 1cm( /2") thick 1.5cm ( 1 /2") thick Whole fish after half the 17-21 20-24 Approx. cooking time ( in minutes) 230g 24-28 over halfway through cooking. 225-350g each 450g 16-20 Allow extra time for thick 24-28 and 16-20 Baste well Hints Brush with melted butter and turn oily fish. time. Prawns uncooked frequently. Brush with melted butter 230g 230g time. If placed Turn Scallops Turn halfway through grilling Weight the grill rack. Thick items can be 230g over halfway. Fish steaks butter. Thin items should be Sausages (2.5cm (1") thick) or Item both sides out. Grill for times recommended in the chart. Whole fish and fish steaks should be carefully turned desired thick fillets can also be turned diagonally on butter, margarine or oil before and and turn over halfway through cooking. 22 450g 450g 16-20 during cooking. WARNING Important safety instructions carefully and keep for future reference Read 1 Please 2 Do not the oven when energy, if the not oven use the when empty. It is best to leave a glass of water in in use. The water will safely absorb all microwave is accidentally started. wrapped instructions, for the food you 5 Do not use newspaper in are towels, serious 16 If the observed, switch off or disconnect the or defrosting. Note plastic film, for from the power stifle any flames. 18 When food is heated or cooked in disposable containers of plastic, paper or other combustible materials, check the oven frequently due to the of the food container is possibility deteriorating. supply and keep the cooking. place of paper towels for cooking. use oven door closed in order oven to to use the oven without supervision when adequate have been given so that the child is able to use the oven in a safe way and understands the hazards of improper use. 20 Liquids or other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they are liable to explode. 19 Only allow children instructions damage. leakage. recycled paper products since they may contain impurities which may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking. 9 Do not rinse the turntable by placing it in water just after cooking. This may cause breakage or damage. 10 Small amounts of food require shorter cooking or heating time. If normal times are allowed they may overheat and burn. 11 Be certain to place the oven so the front of the door is 8 cm or more behind the edge of the surface on which it is placed, to avoid accidental tipping of the appliance. should be covered with door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be until it has been repaired by a qualified service technician. 17 If smoke is unless your cook book contains oven with a kitchen towel, a napkin or any other obstruction between the door and the front edges of the oven, which may cause or oven operated 7 Do not operate the 21 Do not microwave energy 8 Do not deep fat frying in your oven. plastic wrapping from food before cooking though that in some cases food heating or cooking. 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 6 Do not fruit attempt 15 Remove the oven in paper apples or any such will burst. 14 Do not oven 4 Do not cook food skin of potatoes, 13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg which 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.) 3 Do not subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN. cooking, pierce the vegetable. service technician. operate the cooking times are correctly cooking may result in FIRE and ensure as over 12 Before 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 set operate the microwave use oven, oven are if the door seals and adjacent parts of the until the oven has been repaired by a qualified faulty, service technician. 22 Check the utensils 23 Do not touch the are suitable for Before 23 clearing make door, use in microwave ovens before use. 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. oven sure outer they are not hot. Important safety instructions Read utensils that suitable for 24 Only use 25 When heating food in plastic or paper containers, oven due to the possibility of ignition. 26 If smoke is use in microwave 33 ovens. keep an eye on the 27 Microwave heating care must to oven. stifle any flames. 35 The of beverages can result in delayed eruptive be taken when handing the container. appliance is not intended for persons without supervision. boiling, 28 The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars shall be stirred or shaken and the temperature checked before consumption, in order to avoid burns. 29 Eggs Only use the temperature probe recommended for this oven (for appliances having a facility to use a temperature-sensing probe). 34 If heating elements are provided, during use the appliance becomes hot. Care should be taken to avoid touching heating elements inside the observed, switch off or unplug the appliance and keep the door closed in order therefore are carefully and keep for future reference use by young children or infirm WARNING: If the door operated or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be 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 in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs should not be heated in ovens since they may explode, even after microwave heating microwave removal of has ended. a cover which gives protection against exposure to microwave energy. 30 Details for 31 The oven cleaning door seals, should be cleaned cavities and regularly adjacent parts. and any food deposits WARNING: Liquids and other foods containers since removed. WARNING: 32 Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to deterioration of the surface that could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation. liable be heated in sealed to explode. Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when adequate instructions have been given so that the child is able to use the improper 24 must not they are oven use. in a safe way and understands the hazards of Microwave-safe Utensils Never use metal microwave or metal trimmed utensils in your Paper 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. 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 bowl as there's a oven. filled with water in the microwave Plastic Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil oven. change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being by the utensil and it is not safe for use in the microwave oven. You probably have many items on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used cooking equipment in your microwave oven. Just read through the following not variety new or microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the perform the of shapes and but tempered glass cookware. However, do not use delicate glassware, or wine glasses, as these might shatter as the food warms. such items you on are available. For the most hand rather than investing they should be tested to be are usually fine for use in your microwave oven, sure. high lead or iron content are not suitable for cooking utensils. be used to hold foods that are to be quickly reheated. However, should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the melt in stoneware and ceramic Some items with or have CAUTION Plastic storage containers eventually warp already as tumblers foods will in Containers made of these materials Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of can cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe. bag so that steam can escape. Never use your microwave oven, as they will melt and sizes of microwave cookware probably use equipment. can kitchen Pottery, These for slit in the microwave test. Glassware oven a Plastic microwave cookware plates manufacturer's literature specially as part, you are made to make rupture. A kinds of dinner-ware are sure ordinary plastic bags for cooking checklist. Many they However, be absorbed Dinner cooking bags Provided remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does Utensils should be checked to they oven as hot microwave plastic containers. 25 ovens. ensure that they are suitable for use in Food characteristics & Microwave Keeping an eye on Moisture content of food things Since the heat 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 such Density some vegetables should evaporate moisture, relatively dry food either be sprinkled with water prior to cooking Bone and fat content of food Bones conduct heat and fat cooks cooking bony or quickly than meat. Care must be taken when they do not cook unevenly and do not become more cuts of meat that fatty overcooked. of food Quantity The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time. Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe. cooking times factors affect of food Shape 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 are that are cooked fifteen minutes cooked for a shorter worcestershire sauce, soy period sauce or longer will brown lightly in their own of time may be brushed with a browning 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 Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering and helps food retain some heat. But because it makes a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly. of food 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. Light, Height from microwaves tends to generated roasts and as covered to retain moisture. or cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe makes a big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains under-cooked at the lower end of the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook your food beyond the maximum time given, according to personal preference. The governing philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be conservative in giving cooking times. While overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes, particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the oven as the heat trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels inward. If the food is left in the oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer portions will become overcooked or even burnt. You will become increasingly skilful in estimating both cooking and standing times for various foods. Many cooking Arranging of food and spacing Individual foods such 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 evenly if placed stack foods times. 26 on 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. Food characteristics & Microwave cooking Stirring is Stirring one of the most important of all microwaving techniques. In conventional To Clean Your Oven 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 1. of the food heats first. Turning Large, bottom will cook as roasts and whole chickens should be turned It is also evenly. a good that the so idea to turn cut up chicken and top thicker are attracted to the outside spillovers will chops. cloth to portions of meat, poultry and portions will receive the most thicker of portion fish to the outer food, it makes sense edge of the baking to place keep dish. This way, microwave energy and the food will cook aluminium foil (which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or can edges 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 shell, skin or membrane Testing damp likely to burst in the oven unless they are yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters are with quickly in a then damp cloth away. Crumbs and right lengthen cooking times. Use Do not dry. by hand or use tight harsh seal. Remove greasy spatters with detergent or a of the oven oven abrasive cleaners. The to soapy cloth glass tray clean immediately by conditions and in a with soap and water then with clean water and open the door to prevent soft cloth. This may damp in the dishwasher. or paper towel. To prevent cloth followed a important damage to the operating parts or dry from cloth. Press STOP after when the microwave way indicates a openings. accidentally starting, around the outside of the occur no a oven oven oven is dry inside the and To clean wipe a cleaning. door, wipe the panels operated under high malfunction of the unit. dry thoroughly. DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS. being removed from the microwave oven. Usually the foods are covered during standing time to retain heat unless they are supposed to be dry in texture (some cakes and biscuits, for example). Standing allows foods to finish cooking and also helps flavour blend and develop. are walls and between seal and door a 4. The door and door seals should be kept clean. Use only warm, soapy water, rinse 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 0 F(3 0 C) and 15 0 F(8 0 C) during standing time. Standing time Foods panel, humidity microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and so oven spillovers with assure a 3. If steam accumulates inside if cooked Food cooks are include up oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation the underside Piercing a clean to soft cloth 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 evenly. Shielding Strips of or surface. It is best to and Placing thicker portions facing outwards Since microwaves inside of the Food spatters over tall foods such Keep the often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after Metal parts will be easier to maintain if 27 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. 1. Door is not closed 2. Q. Does microwave energy pass through the viewing A. No. The holes, or Yes, if using ports, microwave energy are made to allow light screen to pass; one corn in a microwave oven? of the two methods described below 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. in the door? they do not let FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR through. THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER Q. Why does the beep tone sound when touched? A. The tone sounds to beep assure a that the pad on the Control Panel is THE SUGGESTED TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE. setting is being properly entered. CAUTION Q. Will the microwave A. Yes Never run it oven empty or be damaged if it operates empty? without the glass tray. NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS. Q. Why do eggs sometimes pop? Q. Why doesn't my A. When A. Check your cooking guide again to make sure you've followed directions correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time. 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. A. After microwave 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 always cook as fast as the cooking guide says? 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 Q. Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over? standing oven with 28 a conventional cooker. IEC test manual Test dishes in accordance with EN 60705 Microwave defrosting Microwave Meal Cooking 140 W, 10 min. Meat setting in watts, Note time in minutes + 140W 7~9min. Microwaveable plastic dish, 22 cm diameter. Turn after 10 minutes Microwave cooking Microwave Meal Cooking setting in watts, Note time in minutes Custard 280 W, 30~33min. Sponge 560 W, 8~10min. Pyrex Meatloaf 560 W, 11~13min. Pyrex, Microwave with gratin Chicken 22 28 cm cm diameter Combi 2, 18-22 min. grill cooking Cooking mode, Cooking time in minutes Meal Potato 750g,Pyrex25X20cm 700 W, Note 15~18min. and Grill 8~10min. 22 cm diameter Pyrex dish. Combi 3, 17~20min. and Grill 8~10min.+ Place chicken breast-side down Combi 3, 12~15min. and Grill 8~10min. Turn after 20 minutes. 29 on drip dish. Plug wiring information/ Technical Specifications Warning This appliance The wires in this mains lead following BLUE are Technical must be earthed MH5744JL colored in accordance with the codes Power Neutral ~ BROWN ~ ~ Earth Input correspond with the coloured your plug proceed as follows: not appliance may markings identifying the terminals which is marked with the letter N or Consumption Grill 1000 Watts Combination 1950 Watts or order to avoid a damaged, or a supplied flexible mains cord of this appliance is damaged, replaced using the special mains cord part number : or replaced by the similarly qualified person . it must be agent mm(D) it must be 6411W1A017L 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. GREEN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E its service X 320 Colored BLACK. The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW or mm(H) Microwave terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED. cord is mm(W) X 252 1000 Watts If the supply 2450 MHz 455 Power The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the If the (IEC60705 rating standard) Frequency Outside Dimension The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal manufacturer 700 W Microwave As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this in 230VAC/50Hz Output Live GREEN & YELLOW Specification If the mains sockets in your home differ, or are not suitable for the type of then the plug should be removed and a suitable type fitted. in plug supplied 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 appliance must be protected by a 15 Amp fuse. 30 other type of plug used, then this 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 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. of cooked chilled food. The heating characteristics and output power levels of microwave ovens are usually calculated using a 1000 gram load, (IEC 60705). 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. 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