LG | MJ3281CAS | LG MJ3281CAS Owner’s Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
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CONTENTS
Contents
How the Microwave Function Works
Microwaves are a form of energy similar to radio waves,
television waves and sunlight. Normally,
microwaves spread outwards as they travel through the
atmosphere and disappear without effect.
However, LG microwave ovens' have a magnetron that
is designed to make use of the energy in microwaves.
Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to
create the microwave energy used in cooking food.
As the microwaves enter the cooking area of the oven,
through safety assured openings, they penetrate the
microwave-safe cookware, heating the food contained.
Microwaves cannot pass through the metal walls of the
oven so remain confined to the cooking area.
3 Important Safety Instructions
8 BEFORE USE
8
Unpacking & Installing
9
How to use your Accessories
10 Microwave-Safe Utensils
11 Control Panel
12 Setting The Clock
12 Turn Table On / Off
12 Child Lock
12 Quick Start
13 HOW TO USE
Microwaves do not heat cookware, though cooking
vessels will eventually get hot from the heat generated
by the food.
A very safe appliance
13 Microwave Power Cooking
13 Microwave Power Level
14 Grill Cooking
14 Grill Combi Cooking
15 Convection Preheat
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 “residual” energy
to harm you when you eat your food.
15 Convection Cooking
16 Convection Combi Cooking
16 More Or Less Cooking
17 Chef Recipe And Guide
20 Active Convection And Guide
22 Grill Temp Control And Guide
24 Crispy Reheat And Guide
NOTE
When the oven is not in use, it is recommended to
unplug it from the electrical socket.
25 Defrost & Bake And Guide
26 Auto Defrost And Defrosting Guide
28Food Characteristics &
Microwave Cooking
30 Questions & Answers
31 test dIsHes In ACCordAnCe WItH
en 60705
31 teCHnICAl speCIFICAtIons
32 MAFF reHeAtIng Cooked CHIlled
Foods
33 teCHnologY WItH tHe HuMAn
touCH guArAntee
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to prevent the risk of fire,
electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide does not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your service agent or manufacturer
about problems that you do not understand.
WARNING
This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word "WARNING" or "CAUTION". These word
means:
WARNING
This symbol will alert you to hazards or unsafe practices which could cause serious bodily harm or death.
CAUTION
This symbol will alert you to hazards or unsafe practices which could cause bodily injury or property damage.
WARNING
1 Do not attempt to tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to the door, door seals,
control panel, safety interlock switches or any other part of the oven which would involve the
removal of any cover protecting against exposure to of the microwave oven are faulty. Repairs
should only be undertaken by a qualified service technician.
• Unlike other appliances, the microwave oven is a high-voltage and a high-electrical-current piece of equipment.
Improper use or repair could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy or in electric shock.
2 Do not use the oven for the purpose of dehumidification, (ex. Operating the microwave oven with
wet newspapers, clothes, toys, electric devices, pet or child etc.)
• It can be the cause of serious damage to safety such as a fire, a burn or a sudden death due to an electric shock.
3 This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the
hazards involved.
• Improper use may cause damage such as a fire, electric shock or burn.
4 Accessible parts may become hot during use. Young children should be kept away.
• They may get a burn.
5 Liquids or other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they are liable to explode.
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.
• They could burst.
6 Be certain to use proper accessories on each operation mode, refer to the guide page 12.
• Improper use could result in damage to your oven and accessories, or could make spark and a fire.
7 The children should not allow to play with accessories or hang down from the door handle.
• They may get hurt.
8 If the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be operated until it has been repaired by
a competent person.
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9 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.
10 When the appliance is operated in the combination mode, children should only use the oven
under adult supervision due to the temperatures generated.
11 The appliance and its accessible parts become hot during use. Care should be taken to avoid
touching heating elements. Children less than 8 years of age shall be kept away unless continuously supervised.
CAUTION
1 You cannot operate your oven with the door open due to the safety interlocks built into the door
mechanism. It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
• It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy. (Safety interlocks automatically switch off any
cooking activity when the door is opened.)
2 Do not place any object (such as kitchen towels, napkins, etc.) between the oven front face and
the door or allow food or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
• It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy.
3 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.
• It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy.
4 Please ensure cooking times are correctly set, Small amounts of food require shorter cooking or
heating time.
Over cooking may result in the food catching on fire and subsequent damage to your oven.
5 When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your microwave oven,
* Avoid using straight sided containers with narrow necks.
* Do not overheat.
* Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and again halfway through the heating
time.
* After heating, let it stand in the oven for a short time; stir or shake it again carefully and check
the temperature of it before consuming to avoid burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles
and baby food jars).
* Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed eruptive boiling, therefore care has to
be taken when handling the container.
6 An exhaust outlet is located on the top, bottom or side of the oven.
Don't block the outlet.
• It could result in damage to your oven and poor cooking results.
7 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.
• Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
8 Do not cook food wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book contains instructions for the
food you are cooking. And do not use newspaper in place of paper towels for cooking.
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• Improper use can cause an explosion or a fire.
9 Do not use wooden containers and ceramic containers that have metallic (e.g. gold or silver)
inlays. Always remove metal twist ties. Check that the utensils are suitable for use in microwave
ovens before use.
Metallic containers for food and beverages are not allowed during microwave cooking.
• They may heat-up and char. Metal objects in particular may arc in the oven, which can cause serious damage.
10 Do not use recycled paper products.
• They may contain impurities which may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
11 Do not rinse the tray and rack by placing it in water just after cooking. This may cause breakage
or damage.
• Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
12 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.
• Improper use could result in bodily injury and oven damage.
13 Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes, apples or any such fruit or vegetable.
• They could burst.
14 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Eggs in their shell and whole hardboiled eggs should not be
heated in microwave ovens since they may explode, even after microwave heating has ended.
• Pressure will build up inside the egg which will burst.
15 Do not attempt deep fat frying in your oven.
• This could result in a sudden boil over of the hot liquid.
16 If smoke is observed (or emitted), switch off or unplug the appliance and keep the door closed
in order to stifle any flame.
• It can cause serious damage such as a fire or electric shock.
17 When food is heated or cooked in disposable containers made of plastic, paper or other
combustible materials, keep an eye on the oven and check it frequently.
• Your food may be poured due to the possibility of container deterioration, which also can cause a fire.
18 The temperature of accessible surfaces may be high when the appliance is operating. Do not
touch the oven door, outer cabinet, rear cabinet, oven cavity, accessories and dishes during grill
mode, convection mode and auto cook operations, before clearing make sure they are not hot.
• As they will become hot, there is the danger of a burn unless wearing thick culinary gloves .
19 The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits should be removed.
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.
20 Only use the temperature probe recommended for this oven.
• You can not ascertain that the temperature is accurate with an unsuitable temperature probe.
21 If there are heating elements, the appliance becomes hot during use. Care should be taken to
avoid touching the heating elements inside the oven.
• There is danger of a burn.
22 Follow exact directions given by each manufacturer for their popcorn product. Do not leave the
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oven unattended while the corn is being popped. If corn fails to pop after the suggested times,
discontinue cooking. Never use a brown paper bag for popping corn. Never attempt to pop
leftover kernels.
• Overcooking could result in the corn catching a fire.
23 This appliance must be earthed.
The wires in the mains lead are colored in accordance with the
following codes
BLUE - Neutral
BROWN - Live
GREEN & YELLOW - Earth
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. 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 or .
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, a service agent or a
similarly qualified person in order to avoid potential hazards.
• Improper use may cause serious electric damage.
24 Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to clean the oven door glass.
• They can scratch the surface, which may result in the glass shattering.
25 This oven should not be used for commercial catering purposes.
• Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
26 The connection may be achieved by having the plug accessible or by incorporating a switch in
the fixed wiring in accordance with the wiring rules.
• Using improper plug or switch can cause an electric shock or a fire.
27 Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by
children without supervision.
28 The devices are not intended to be operated by an external timer or by a separate control.
29 Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens.
30 This microwave oven must not be placed in a cabinet.
31 The microwave oven is intended to be used freestanding.
32 This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as
- staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environments
- farm houses
- by clients in hotels, motels and other residential environments
- bed and breakfast type environments
33 The microwave oven is intended for heating food and beverages.
Drying of food or clothing and heating of warming pads, slippers, sponges, damp cloth and
similar may lead to risk of injury, ignition or fire.
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34 The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars are to be stirred or shaken and the
temperature is to be checked before consumption, in order to avoid burns.
35 The appliance must not be installed behind a decorative door in order to avoid overheating.
36 According to the installation requirements set, otherwise the impact of heat, prone to danger.
37 If the supplied flexible mains cord of this appliance is damaged, it must be replaced using the special
mains cord part number: 6411W1A017Y 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.
If the mains sockets in your home differ, or are not suitable for the type of plug supplied then the plu g
should be removed and a suitable type fitted.
If the mains plug becomes severed from the mains lead it must be destroyed. A mains plug with bar ed
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 13 Amp fuse.
• Improper use may cause serious damage of safety such as a fire, an electric shock.
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BEFORE USE
before use
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.
1. Unpack your oven and place it on a flat level surface.
Glass tray
Rotating ring
High rack
Low rack
Metal tray
2. Place the oven on the level location of your choice with more
than 85 cm height but make sure there is at least 20 cm of
space on the top and 10 cm at the rear for proper ventilation.
The front of the oven should be at least 8 cm 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.
CAUTION
• THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING PURPOSES.
3. 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.
4. Open your oven door by pulling the door handle. Place the rotating ring inside the oven and place the glass tray on top.
5. Fill a microwaveable-safe container with 300 ml (1/2 pint) of water.
Place on the glass tray and close the oven door.
If you have any doubts about what type of container to use
please refer to Page 10.
BEFORE USE
6. Press the Stop/Clear button, and press the Start/QuICk Start button
SECONDS
once to set 30 seconds of cooking time.
7. 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.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
8. 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.
How to use your Accessories
Microwave
Grill
Convection
Grill combi
Conv combi
High rack
Low rack
Glass tray
Metal tray
Caution: Use accessories in accordance with cooking guides!
Acceptable
Not Acceptable
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Microwave-Safe Utensils
Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils when 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 when 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 when 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 when 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 when 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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Control Panel
part
1 CHEF RECIPE
Chef Recipe allows you to cook most of your favourite
food by selecting the food type and the weight of
the food.
See page 17 “Chef recipe”
2 ACTIVE CONVECTION
See page 20 ”Active convection“
3 GRILL TEMP CONTROL
1
2
4
6
See page 22 “Grill temp control”
REHEAT
3 4 CRISPY
See page 24 “Crispy reheat”
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5 DEFROST & BAkE
See page 25 “Defrost & bake”
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6 TuRN TABLE ON/OFF
You can select turn table on or off.
7 AuTO DEFROST
See page 26 “Auto defrost”
8 COOk MODE
• Determine the selected cooking category.
• Set cooking times, temperature and power level.
• While cooking with auto and manual function, you
can increase or decrease the cooking time at any
point by turning the dial (except defrost mode).
9 STOP/CLEAR
8
• Stop oven and clear all entries except time of day.
: START/QuICk START
9
:
• In order to start cooking what is selected,
press button once.
• The quick start feature allows you to set 30 second
intervals of HIGH power cooking with a touch of the
quick start button.
12 BEFORE USE
Setting The Clock
Child Lock
You can set either 12 hour clock or 24 hour clock.
The following example will show you how to set the
time for 14:35 when using the 24 hour clock.
The following example will show you how to set the child lock.
1. Plug in your oven for the first time.
1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
2. Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “CHILD LOCKED”
” 24H ”appears on the display.
and “
” appears on the display and BEEP sounds.
Press START/QUICK START for 24 hour clock
confirmation.
The CHILD LOCK is now set.
(If you want to change a different option after setting
clock, you have to unplug and plug it back in.)
If any button is pressed,“CHILD LOCKED”
and “ ” will appear on the display.
2. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “14:00“.
Press START/QUICK START for confirmation.
3. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “14:35”.
Press START/QUICK START.
3. To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold
STOP/CLEAR until “CHILD LOCKED” disappears.
You will hear BEEP when it’s unlocked.
NOTE
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.
The clock starts counting.
NOTE
• When your oven is plugged in for the first time
you will have to reset the clock.
Quick Start
• 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.
The following example will show you how to set
2 minutes of cooking on high power (900 W).
1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
2. Press START/QUICK START four times to select
2 minutes on high power (900 W).
Turn Table On/Off
For best cooking results, leave the turn table on.
It can be turned off for large dishes. Press “
to turn the turn table on or off.
”
NOTE
Your oven will start before you have finished the
fourth press.
3. During START/QUICK START cooking, you can
extend the cooking time up to 99 minutes
59 second by turning the COOK MODE dial.
• S ometimes the turn table can become hot to touch.
Be careful touching the turn table during and after
cooking.
• Do not run an empty microwave.
NOTE
The START/QUICK START feature allows you to set
30 second intervals of HIGH power (900 W) cooking
by pressing the START/QUICK START button.
HOW TO USE
HOW TO USE
Microwave Power Cooking
4. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “5:00”.
Press START/QUICK START.
The following example will show you how to cook some
food on 720 W power for 5 minutes.
1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
NOTE
2. Turn COOK MODE to select Microwave.
• Your oven has 5 microwave power settings. High
power is automatically selected and turning off
COOK MODE will select a different power level.
The following indication is displayed: “ “.
Press START/QUICK START for mode confirmation.
• Food to be cooked should be placed in a
microwaveable-safe utensil.
• Please do not use the following accessories.
3. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “720 W”.
Press START/QUICK START for power
confirmation.
High rack
Low rack
Microwave Power Level
This oven is equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
The table below shows some examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this oven.
POWER LEVEL
OuTPuT
uSE
HIGH
900 W
• Boil water
• Brown minced beef
• Cook poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
• Cook tender cuts of meat
MED-HIGH
720 W
• All reheating
• Roast meat and poultry
• Cook mushrooms and shellfish
• Cook foods containing cheese and eggs
MED
540 W
• Bake cakes and scones
• Prepare eggs
• Cook custard
• Prepare rice, soup
MED-LOW
360 W
• Melt butter and chocolate
• Cook less tender cuts of meat
LOW
180 W
• Soften butter & cheese
• Soften ice cream
• Raise yeast-based dough
• All thawing
ACCESSORY
Microwaveable-safe
plate
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Grill Cooking
Grill Combi Cooking
The following example will show you how to use the grill
to cook food for 12 minutes.
The following example will show you how to programme
your oven with microwave power 360W and grill for a
cooking time of 25 minutes.
1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
2. Turn COOK MODE to select Grill.
The following indication is displayed: “
”.
Press START/QUICK START for grill confirmation.
2. Turn COOK MODE to select Grill Combi.
”“
The following indications are displayed: “
Press START/QUICK START for grill combi
confirmation.
”.
3. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “12:00”.
3. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “360 W”.
Press START/QUICK START for power confirmation.
4. Press START/QUICK START.
4. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “25:00”.
CAUTION
Always use gloves when removing the food
and accessories after cooking as the oven &
accessories will be very hot.
NOTE
• This feature will allow you to brown and get food
crisper more quickly.
• For the best result, use
the following accessory.
High rack
5. Press START/QUICK START.
NOTE
• Your oven has a combination cooking feature
which allows you to cook food with Heater and
Microwave.
This generally means it takes less time to cook your
food.
•Y
ou can set three kinds of microwave power level
(180 W, 270 W, and 360 W) in grill combi mode.
• This feature will allow you to brown and get food
crisper more quickly.
• For the best result use
the following accessory.
High rack
HOW TO USE
Convection Preheat
Convection Cooking
The following example shows you how to preheat
the oven to a temperature of 200° C.
The following example shows you how to cook some
food at a temperature of 230° C for 50 minutes.
1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
2. Turn COOK MODE to select Conv.
2. Turn COOK MODE to select Conv.
The following indication is displayed: “
“.
The following indication is displayed: “
“.
Press START/QUICK START for convection
confirmation.
Press START/QUICK START for convection
confirmation.
3. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “200° C”.
3. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “230° C”.
Press START/QUICK START for temperature
confirmation.
Press START/QUICK START for temperature
confirmation.
4. Press START/QUICK START.
4. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “50:00”.
Preheating will be started with the display “PREHEAT”.
5. Press START/QUICK START.
NOTE
• The convection oven has a temperature range of
40° C and 100~230° C.
• The oven has a ferment function at the oven
temperature of 40° C. You should wait until the
oven is cool because you cannot use a ferment
function if the oven temperature is over 40° C.
• Your oven will take a few minutes to reach the
selected temperature.
•O
nce 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 and to start
cooking.
CAUTION
Always use gloves when removing the food
and accessories after cooking as the oven &
accessories will be very hot.
NOTE
If you do not set a temperature your oven
will automatically select 180° C, the cooking
temperature can be changed by turning COOK
MODE.
For the best result please use
the following accessory.
Low rack
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16 HOW TO USE
Convection Combi Cooking
More Or Less Cooking
The following example shows you how to programme
your oven with the microwave power 270W and at a
convection temperature of 200° C for a cooking time of
25 minutes.
The following example shows you how to change the
COOK programmes for a longer or shorter cooking time.
1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
2. Set the required preset COOK program.
2. Turn COOK MODE to select Conv. Combi.
The following indications are displayed: “
“, “
Select weight of food.
“.
Press START/QUICK START for Convection Combi
confirmation.
3. Press START/QUICK START.
Turn COOK MODE.
The cooking time will increase or decrease.
3. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “270 W”.
Press START/QUICK START for power
confirmation.
NOTE
4. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “200° C”.
Press START/QUICK START for temperature
confirmation.
• If you find that your food is over or undercooked
when using the preset COOK programme, you
can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
the COOK MODE.
• You can lengthen or shorten the cooking time
(except defrost mode) at any point by turning the
COOK MODE.
5. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “25:00”.
6. Press START/QUICK START.
CAUTION
Always use gloves when removing the food
and accessories after cooking as the oven &
accessories will be very hot.
NOTE
You can set three kinds of microwave power level
(180 W, 270 W and 360 W).
• F or the best result use
the following accessory.
Low rack
HOW TO USE
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Chef Recipe
4. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “0.6 kg”.
The following example will show you how to
Cook 0.6 kg of roast beef.
Press START/QUICK START.
hen cooking you can increase or decrease cooking
W
time by turning COOK MODE.
1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
2. Press CHEF RECIPE.
The following indication is displayed: “
“.
3. Turn COOK MODE until display shows
“4 ROAST BEEF”.
ress START/QUICK START for category
P
confirmation.
NOTE
• Chef Recipe menus are programmed.
• Chef Recipe allows you to cook most of your
favourite food by selecting the food type and the
weight of the food.
Chef Recipe Guide
Category
1. Quiche lorraine
- Food Temp : Room
- Utensil : 2 8 cm Tart pan on the
low rack
Instructions
Ingredients;
1 baked pie shell \ 125 g smoked slab bacon, grated
1 tablespoons oil \ 2 eggs, lightly beaten \ 125 g milk
125 g cream \ Nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste \ 100 g grated cheese
1. Place baked pie shell on a tart pan.
2. Cook bacon in lightly oiled frying pan until lightly browned and drain away
excess fat.
3. Mix eggs, milk, cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
4. Spread grated cheese evenly onto baked pie shell.
5. Pour egg-cream mixture on top then place tart pan on the low rack. Choose
the menu, press start.
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Chef Recipe Guide
Category
2. Rice/Pasta
- Weight Limt : 0.1~0.3 kg
- Food Temp : Room
- Utensil : M
icrowave-safe bowl
(deep glass pot)
Instructions
Ingredients for rice
Rice
Butter,melted
Onion,grated
Chicken stock or water
Bouquet garni and salt
100 g
30 g
50 g
250 ml
200 g
40 g
75 g
500 ml
To taste
300 g
50 g
100 g
750 ml
Add rice and melted butter in a deep and large bowl(3 L) and mix well.
Pour boiling chicken stock or water and add bouquet garni and salt.
Cover and vent with wrap.
Place the bowl in the oven. Choose the menu and weight, press start.
After cooking, stir and stand covered for 5~10 minutes if needed.
Ingredients for pasta
Pasta
Water
Salt
100 g
400 ml
200 g
800 ml
To taste
300 g
1200 ml
Place pasta and boiling water with salt in a deep and large bowl (3 L).
Place the bowl in the oven. Choose the menu and weight, press start.
After cooking, stand for 1~2 minutes. Rinse pasta with cold water.
3. Chocolate cake
- Food Temp : Room
- Utensil : 2 6 x 11 x 7.5 cm Pound
cake pan on the low
rack
Ingredients
70 g yoghurt \ 50 g raisin seed oil \ 170 g sugar \ 110 g MaÏzena
50 g cocoa powder \ 1 teaspoon baking powder
3 eggs, lightly beaten \ 1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix yoghurt and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add MaÏzena, cocoa powder,
baking powder and salt and mix. Then add eggs and oil and mix until
moistened.
Pour batter into a greased pound cake pan. Place pound cake pan on the low
rack. Choose the menu, press start. After cooking, remove from the oven and let
them cool.
4. Roast beef
- Weight Limt : 0.5~2.0 kg
- Food Temp : Refrigerated
- Utensil : L ow rack on the metal
tray
5. Stuffed zucchini
- Food Temp : Room
- Utensil : M
etal tray on the low
rack
Brush beef with melted butter or oil and season as desired.
Place food on the low rack on the metal tray. Choose the menu and weight,
press start.
When BEEP sound occurs, turn food over and then press start to continue cooking.
After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes.
Ingredients
4 round zucchini (200 g per each) \ 500 g ground beef
2 tablespoons olive oil \ Salt and pepper to taste
Cut tops off zucchini to form hats and seed them, taking care not to pierce flesh
or skin. Stuff zucchinis with ground beef and replace hat.
Place stuffed zucchini on the metal tray on the low rack and drizzle with olive
oil. Choose the menu, press start.
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Chef Recipe Guide
Category
6. Gratin dauphinois
- Food Temp : Room
- Utensil : 2 0 x 20 cm Baking dish
on the low rack
Instructions
Ingredients
1 kg potatoes \ 1 clove garlic \ 20 g butter / 300 g cream
100 g grated cheese \ Nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste
Peel and wash potatoes then cut into 5mm slices. Rub inside of a baking dish
with garlic clove and butter.
Place half of potatoes in the baking dish and season. Fill with remaining
potatoes and season then pour cream and cheese over the top.
Place the baking dish on the low rack. Choose the menu, press start.
7. Lasagna
- Food Temp : Room
- Utensil : 26 x 17 cm Baking dish
on the low rack
Ingredients for meat sauce
9 uncooked lasagna noodles \ 2 kg meat and tomato sauce
40 g grated cheese \ 4 tablespoons olive oil \ Salt and pepper to taste
Place 3 lasagna noodles side by side on bottom of a baking dish,
covering bottom. Spread 1/3 of meat and tomato sauce on top.
Continue with 3 lasagna noodles and another 1/3 of meat and tomato sauce
then finish with last 3 lasagna noodles and remaining meat and tomato sauce.
Sprinkle grated cheese on top.
Place baking dish on the low rack. Choose the menu, press start.
Meat and tomato sauce
1 celery stalk \ 2 onions \ 1 clove garlic \ 1.4 kg well-ripe tomatoes
1 sprig thyme \ 1 bay leaf \ 500 g ground beef \ Salt and pepper to taste
Finely chop celery, onions, garlic and tomatoes.
Cook celery, onions and garlic in a lightly oiled frying pan until soft.
Add tomatoes, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Stir and simmer for 30 minutes.
Cook ground meat in another lightly oiled frying pan for 5 minutes while stirring
constantly. Pour tomato sauce into meat and cook for 5 minutes.
8. Apple tart
- Food Temp : Room
- Utensil : 28 cm Tart pan on the
low rack
Ingredients
1 baked pie shell \ 5 apples
20 grams sugar \ 2 tablespoons liquid honey
1. Place baked pie shell on a tart pan.
2. Chop 2 1/2 apples and place in a frying pan with sugar. Simmer until apple
is soft. Cut remaining apples into 5 mm slices. Spread cooked apples onto
bottom of pie sell and arrange sliced apples in spiraling rosettes over entire
surface. Finally spread honey on top.
3. Place tart pan on the low rack. Choose the menu and weight, press start.
After cooking, remove from the oven and let them cool.
20 HOW TO USE
Active Convection
The following example will show you how to cook 0.3 kg
of chicken pieces.
4. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “0.3 kg”.
Press START/QUICK START.
hen cooking you can increase or decrease cooking
W
time by turning COOK MODE.
1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
2. Press ACTIVE CONVECTION.
”, “
The following indication is displayed: “
”.
NOTE
3. Turn COOK MODE until display shows
• Active Convection menus are programmed.
“2 CHICKEN PIECES”.
ress START/QUICK START for category
P
confirmation.
• Active Convection allows you to cook most of
your favourite food by selecting the food type and
the weight of the food.
Active Convection Guide
Category
1. Roast chicken
- Weight Limit : 0.8~1.8 kg
- Food Temp : Refrigerated
- Utensil : Low rack on the metal tray
2. Chicken pieces
- Weight Limit : 0.2~0.8 kg
- Food Temp : Refrigerated
- Utensil : High rack on the metal tray
3. Roast pork
- Weight Limit : 0.5~2.0 kg
- Food Temp : Refrigerated
- Utensil : Low rack on the metal tray
Instructions
Brush whole chicken with melted butter or oil and season as desired.
Place whole chicken breast-side down on the low rack on the metal tray.
Choose the menu and weight, press start. When BEEP sound occurs, drain
juices and turn food over immediately and then press start to continue
cooking. After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes.
Brush chicken pieces with melted butter or oil and season as desired.
Place food on the high rack on the metal tray.
Choose the menu and weight, press start.
When BEEP sound occurs, turn food over and press start to continue cooking.
Brush pork with melted butter or oil and season as desired.
Place food on the low rack on the metal tray.
Choose the menu and weight, press start.
After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes.
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21
Active Convection Guide
Category
4. Fresh pizza
- Food Temp : Room
- Utensil : Metal tray on the low rack
Instructions
Ingredients
Dough:
120 g all-purpose or bread flour \ 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/3 teaspoon salt \ 1 teaspoon sugar \ 70 ml warm water
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus little for coating
Topping :
3 tablespoons tomato sauce \ 30 g sausage, sliced
1/2 onion, sliced \ 2 fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 fresh pepper \ 100 g shredded Mozzarella cheese
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Knead with an electric mixer to make smooth and elastic dough.
Roll dough out and place dough on the metal tray.
Spread pizza sauce. Top with toppings and cheese.
Place the metal tray on the low rack. Choose the menu, press start.
5. C
ookies
- Food Temp : Room
- Utensil : High rack + Low rack
Ingredients;
80 g brown sugar \ 80 g butter, softened
1 egg, lightly beaten \ 180 g all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder \ 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
100 g mini chocolate chips
Mix brown sugar and softened butter. Gradually add egg and stir until
light and fluffy. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and chocolate
chips and mix well.
Drop dough by tablespoon onto the high rack and low rack covered with
aluminum foil. Cookies should be spaced 2 cm apart.
Place high rack and low rack in the oven. Choose the menu, press start.
After cooking, place food on the low rack and let them cool.
6. Baked potatoes
- Weight Limit : 0.2~1.0 kg
- Food Temp : Room
- Utensil : Low rack
7. Small cakes
- Food Temp : Room
- Utensil : P
aper muffin cups on the
metal tray on the low rack
Choose medium sized potatoes (200~220 g each).
Wash and dry potatoes. Pierce potatoes several times with a fork.
Place food on the low rack. Choose the menu and weight, press start.
After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes.
Ingredients;
60 g sugar \ 100 g butter, softened
2 eggs, lightly beaten \ 150 g all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
10~13 ea paper muffin cups (50 mm base x 30 mm height)
Mix sugar and softened butter. Gradually add eggs and stir until light and
fluffy. Add flour and baking powder and mix well.
Evenly fill paper muffin cups with butter (25~30 g each). Place muffin
cups on the metal tray on the low rack. Choose the menu, press start.
After cooking, place food on the low rack and let them cool.
22 HOW TO USE
Grill Temp control
The following example will show you how to use keep
warm at a temperature of 80° C for 30 minutes.
Press START/QUICK START.
Turn COOK MODE until display shows “30:00”.
1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
2. Press GRILL TEMP CONTROL.
The following indication is displayed: “
4. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “80° C”.
“.
3. Turn COOK MODE until display shows
5. Press START/QUICK START.
NOTE
“2 KEEP WARM”.
Press START/QUICK START for category
confirmation.
For the best results with the grill temp control
function, be sure that the oven cavity has
cooled before use.
Grill Temp Control Guide
Category
Instruction
1. Slow cook
This function maintains a relatively low temperature compared to other
cooking methods (such as baking, boiling, and frying), for many hours
allowing unattended cooking of pot roast, stew, and other suitable dishes.
-Weight Limit : 1 10° C (High) / 90° C
(Low)
-Utensil : H
eatproof glass dish with
cover on turntable
90° C (Low) Setting
The low setting gently simmers food for an extended period of time without overcooking or burning.
No stirring is required when using this setting.
110° C (High) Setting
The high setting will cook food in approximately half the time required for
the low setting. Some foods may boil when cooked on the high setting,
so it may be necessary to add extra liquid. Occasional stirring of stews and
casseroles will improve flavor distribution.
Searing and browning before slow cooking is not necessary, but this will
help to seal in the juices and flavours, and keeps the meat tender.
Slow cook guide;
Slow cooker cooking time Slow cooker cooking time
(without searing)
(with searing)
90° C(Low) 110° C(High) 90° C(Low) 110° C(High)
35 to 60 minutes 6 to 10 hrs
3 to 4 hrs
4 to 6 hrs
2 to 3 hrs
1 to 3 hours
8 to 10 hrs
4 to 6 hrs
5 to 6 hrs
3 to 4 hrs
Traditional
cooking time
2. Keep warm
- Weight Limit : 60° C~ 80° C
- Utensil : H
eatproof glass dish with
cover on turntable
Heat from the top and bottom elements are used to maintain set
temperature. You can use this function to keep food warm until ready to
serve.
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Grill Temp Control Guide
Category
Instruction
3. Food dry
With this function, you can dry fruit, veggies, and beef into healthy and
nutritional snacks and tasty jerky without chemicals and preservatives.
Place baking paper on tray and spread food into a single layer.
- Weight Limit : 40° C ~ 90° C
- Utensil : Metal tray on the low rack
Food dry guide
Food type
Preparation
Bananas Slice into 5~6mm
thick
Figs
Remove stems and
halve
Kiwi
Peel, slice into 8~12
mm thick
Remove skin, slice into
6~10 mm thick
Peel, core, slice into
8~12 mm thick
Wash and slice 6 mm
circles
Clean with soft brush
or cloth. Don’t wash
Mangos
Pineapple
Tomatoes
Mushroom
Beef jerky Marinate sliced meats
(5~6 mm thick)in
store-bought or
your own recipe for
6 to 8 hours in the
refrigerator
4. Proof
- Weight Limit : 40° C
- Utensil : H
eatproof glass dish on the
low rack
Set temp Time
Use
60° C 5~8hrs Snacks, baby food,
granola, cookies and
banana bread
60° C 8~10 hrs Fillings, cakes,
puddings, breads and
cookies
60° C 5~8 hrs Snacks
60° C
60° C
60° C
50° C
70° C
6~10 hrs Snacks, cereals, baked
goods
6~10 hrs Snacks, baked goods,
baked granola
6~10 hrs Soups, stews, paste or
sauce
4~8 hrs Rehydrate for
soups, meat dishes,
omelettes or frying
6~10 hrs Snack
How to make yogurt
• Pour a 1000ml milk into a proper heat-resistant bowl with cover.
•B
oil it to proper temperature (up to 60~70° C) and then cool down to
about 40° C
• Add 150 ml natural yogurt into a bowl and stir well.
• Place covered bowl in the oven.
• Choose the menu, and set cook time 5~8 hours.
How to raise yeast dough
• P lace the dough in a proper heat-resistant bowl and cover with baking
wrap or damp cloth.
• Place the bowl in the oven.
•C
hoose the menu, and set cook time about 40 minutes until the dough
has doubled in volume.
5. Plate warming
- Weight Limit : 40° C ~ 100° C
- Utensil : On the low rack
Use this function to warm plates to a hot and comfortable temperature.
24 HOW TO USE
Crispy Reheat
The following example will show you how to cook 0.5kg
of lasagna.
4. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “0.5 kg”.
Press START/QUICK START.
hen cooking you can increase or decrease cooking
W
time by turning COOK MODE.
1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
2. Press CRISPY REHEAT.
The following indication is displayed: “
“.
3. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “2 LASAGNA”.
Press START/QUICK START for category
confirmation.
NOTE
• Crispy Reheat menus are programmed.
• Crispy Reheat allows you to cook most of your
favourite food by selecting the food type and the
weight of the food.
Crispy Reheat Guide
Category
Instructions
1. Cordon bleu
Place leftover cordon bleu (100~150 g/piece) on a heatproof glass
dish on the low rack. Choose the menu and weight, press start.
- Weight Limit : 0.2~0.8 kg
- Food Temp : Refrigerated
- Utensil : Heatproof glass dish on the low rack
2. Lasagna
Cut leftover lasagna into pieces (200~250 g/piece).
- Weight Limit : 0.2~0.8 kg
Place food a heatproof glass dish on the low rack.
- Food Temp : Refrigerated
Choose the menu and weight, press start.
- Utensil : Heatproof glass dish on the low rack
3. Bread
- Weight Limit : 0.1~0.3 kg
- Food Temp : Frozen
- Utensil : Low rack
4. Pie/Tart
- Weight Limit : 0.2~0.8 kg
- Food Temp : Refrigerated
- Utensil : Heatproof glass dish on the low rack
Place frozen bread (50~100 g/piece) on the low rack.
Choose the menu and weight, press start.
Cut leftover pie/tart into pieces (200~250 g/piece).
Place food on a heatproof glass dish on the low rack.
Choose the menu and weight, press start.
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Defrost & Bake
In the following example, show you how to cook
0.4 kg of pizza.
4. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “0.4 kg”.
1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
5. Press START/QUICK START.
2. Press Defrost & BackE .
The following indication is displayed: “
hen cooking you can increase or decrease cooking
W
time by turning COOK MODE.
“.
3. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “4 pizza”.
Press START/QUICK START for category
confirmation.
Defrost & Bake Guide
Category
Instructions
1. Quiche
Remove quiche from box packages and remove tray.
Place food on a heatproof glass dish on the low rack.
Choose the menu and weight, press start.
- Weight Limit : 0.3~1.0 kg
- Food Temp : Frozen
- Utensil : Heatproof glass dish on the low rack
2. Lasagna
- Weight Limit : 0.3~0.6 kg
- Food Temp : Frozen
- Utensil : Low rack
3. Tart
Remove lasagna from box packages and remove cover.
Place food on the low rack.
Choose the menu and weight, press start.
Remove tart from box packages and remove tray.
Place food on a heatproof glass dish on the low rack.
- Weight Limit : 0.2~0.8 kg
- Food Temp : Frozen
Choose the menu and weight, press start.
- Utensil : Heatproof glass dish on the low rack
4. Pizza
- Weight Limit : 0.3~0.6 kg
- Food Temp : Frozen
- Utensil : Metal tray on the low rack
Remove frozen pizza from box packages.
Place food on the metal tray on the low rack.
Choose the menu and weight, press start.
26 HOW TO USE
Auto Defrost
The temperature and density of food varies, it is recommended that the food be checked before cooking begins.
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. This will require
a standing time to allow the centre to thaw.
Weigh the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any metallic ties or wraps, then place the food onto
the microwaveable-safe dish on the glass tray in your oven and close the oven door.
Microwaveable-safe dish
Glass tray
The following example will show you how to defrost 0.8kg
of frozen poultry.
1. Press STOP/CLEAR.
2. Press AUTO DEFROST.
The following indication is displayed: “
”.
3. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “2 Poultry”.
ress START/QUICK START for category
P
confirmation.
5. During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which
point you should open the oven door, turn food over
and separate it 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/QUICK START to resume
defrosting.
our oven will not stop defrosting (even when
Y
the BEEP sounds) unless the door is opened.
NOTE
• Your oven has 4 microwave defrost settings:
- Meat, Poultry, Fish and Bread; each defrost
category has different power settings.
• Food to be cooked should be placed in a
microwaveable-safe utensil.
4. Turn COOK MODE until display shows “0.8 kg” for
• Please do not use the following accessories.
the weight of frozen food.
Press START/QUICK START.
High rack
Low rack
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Defrosting Guide
* F ood to be defrosted should be placed in a suitable microwave proof container and placed uncovered on the glass tray.
* If necessary, shield small areas of meat or poultry with flat pieces of aluminum foil.
This will prevent thin areas from 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 sounds, turn food over. Remove defrosted portions. Continue to defrost remaining pieces.
After defrosting, allow to stand until completely thawed.
Category
Instructions
1. Meat
- Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast,
Beef burger Pork chops, Lamb chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets(2 cm).
- Weight Limit : 0.1~4.0 kg
- Utensil : Microwave-safe plate
- Turn food over at beep.
- After defrosting, cover with aluminum foil and let stand for 5~15 minutes.
2. Poultry
- Weight Limit : 0.1~4.0 kg
- Utensil : Microwave-safe plate
3. Fish
- Weight Limit : 0.1~4.0 kg
- Utensil : Microwave-safe plate
4. Bread
- Weight Limit : 0.1~0.5 kg
- Utensil : Paper towel
- Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts (under 2.0 kg).
- Turn food over at beep.
- After defrosting, let stand for 20~30 minutes.
- Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Seafood.
- Turn food over at beep.
- After defrosting, let stand for 10~20 minutes.
- Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc.
- After defrosting, let stand for 1 minute.
28 FOOD CHARACTERISTICS & MICROWAVE COOKING
Food Characteristics & Microwave Cooking
Keeping an eye on things
The recipes in this book have been formulated with great care, but your success in preparing them depends on
how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks. Always watch your food while it cooks. Your microwave
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 are 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. With practice,
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 times, 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 spitting.
FOOD CHARACTERISTICS & MICROWAVE COOKING 29
Food Characteristics & Microwave Cooking
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 appetising 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 provides a looser cover than a lid or cling film, which may dry food out slightly. But because it makes a looser
cover than a lid or cling film, 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
at an equal distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never stack foods on top of one another.
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 an 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.
30 FOOD CHARACTERISTICS & MICROWAVE COOKING / QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
To Clean Your Oven
1. Keep the inside of the oven clean
F ood 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
lean the outside of your oven with soap and water then with clean water and dry with a soft cloth or paper
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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 with 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 the control panel with a wet cloth or spray water on
control glass to clean. If it is not unplugged, this product can be operated by touching the Quick Start button.
Questions & Answers
FAQ
Answer
What’s wrong when the oven light does not glow?
There may be several reasons why the oven light does not glow.
Either the light bulb has blown or the electric circuit has failed.
Does microwave energy pass through the
viewing screen in the door?
No. The holes, or ports, are made to allow light to pass; they do not
let microwave energy through.
Why does the beep tone sound when a button
on the control panel is touched?
The beep tone sounds to assure that the setting is being properly
entered.
Will the microwave function be damaged if it
operates empty?
Yes. Never run it empty.
Why do eggs sometimes pop?
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.
Why is standing time recommended after
microwave cooking is over?
After microwave cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking
during standing time. This standing time finishes evenly cooking
throughout the food. The amount of standing time depends on the
density of the food.
Why doesn’t my 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 this 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 conditions, just as you would do
with a conventional cooker.
TEST DISHES IN ACCORDANCE WITH EN 60705 / TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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Function
Microwave
defrosting
Microwave
cooking
Meal
Microwave
Heating
Wattage Setting Temperature
Meat
Auto key function
-
Place a flat plate on the center of the glass tray.
Use the “Auto defrost 1” function and select appropriate
weight.
When BEEP, turn food over and press start to continue
cooking.
Custard
360 W, 28~35 min
-
Place a Pyrex dish on the center of the glass tray.
Sponge
cake
900 W, 4~5 min
-
Place a ø22 cm Pyrex dish on the center of the glass tray.
-
Place a Pyrex dish on the center of the glass tray.
Meat loaf 540 W, 13~25 min
Combination
cooking with
the microwave
Notes
Potato
gratin
360 W, 25~29 min
200° C
Place a ø22 cm Pyrex dish on low rack.
Cake
-
170° C
Place a ø22 cm Pyrex dish on low rack.
Chicken
Auto key function
-
Place chicken breast-side down on the low rack on a drip
dish. Use the “Active convection 1” function and select
appropriate weight. When BEEP, turn food over and press
start to continue cooking.
teCHnICAl speCIFICAtIons
MJ328
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Power Input
230 V~ 50 Hz
Output
900 Watt (IEC60750 rating standard)
Microwave Frequency
2450 MHz +/- 50MHz(Group 2/Class B)
Outside Dimension
530 mm(W) X 322 mm(H) X 533 mm(D)
Power Consumption
Max.
2600 Watt
Microwave
1400 Watt
Grill
1250 Watt
Convection
1250 Watt (Max. 2450 Watt)
Combination
Max. 2600 Watt
Group 2 equipment: group 2 contains all ISM RF equipment in which radio-frequency energy in the frequency range 9
kHz to 400GHz is intentionally generated and used or only used, in the form of electromagnetic radiation, inductive and
/or capacitive coupling, for the treatment of material or inspection/analysis purposes.
Class B equipment is equipment suitable for use in domestic establishments and in establishments directly connected
to a low voltage power supply network which supplies buildings used for domestic purposes.
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Reheating Cooked Chilled Foods
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. 350 g), 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 the heating category of the oven, the less heating time that 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
te sted in compliance with the
agreement.
Denotes the microwave oven
output power
This category links with the
heating times given on food.
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Technology with the human touch
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 manufacturing 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 labour 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.
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 unauthorised 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. A
erial alignment and consumer control adjustments are not covered by this guarantee.
This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.
REQUIREMENTS TO MAINTAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE:
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 unit's stolen, or should
modification be necessary.
To obtain information or assistance:
Call 01753 500470 Monday-Friday 9:00 am ~ 4:30 pm
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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.
Disposal of your old appliance
1. 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.
2. The correct disposal of your old appliance will help prevent potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health.
3. 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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