MICROWAVE OVEN OWNER'S MANUAL PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING. MS1944JL P/No: MFL30242701 Precautions Precautions to avoid You cannot operate your possible exposure oven cooking activity microwave It is oven important Do not food or Do not oven place safety when the door is interlocks When switch off oven, a evidence of which in the opened; case of object any operate your liquid. tamper with the safety interlocks. between the oven cleaner residue to accumulate (2) hinges interlocks could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. not to door closes safety automatically with the door open due to the built into the door mechanism. These any to excessive microwave energy. oven properly and latches if it is on front face and the door sealing damaged. and that there is (broken or It is no or particularly important that loosened), (3) the: the sealing oven service adjusted or repaired by anyone 2 Do not overheat. 3 Stir the baby beverages in a can occur sudden boil your microwave without over of the hot narrow necks. the heating heating, the container in the allow to stand in the again carefully food placing oven and again halfway time. and check the to avoid burns oven for a short time, stir or shake temperature of them before (especially, contents of feeding bottles and jars). handling the container. Warning times are correctly set as in the FOOD catching fire result cooking may and subsequent damage to your oven. ensure and sided containers with before liquid Be careful when Warning Please sauces This could result in using straight consumption except qualified personnel. over e.g. soups, liquid beyond boiling point prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken: Avoid them should not be bubbling. 1 4 After surfaces. Your To through (1) door(bent), door seals and the allow surfaces. damage to heating liquids, overheating 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. cooking 2 Contents How the Microwave Oven Works Precautions 2 Contents Microwaves are a form of energy similar to radio and television waves and Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel microwave energy. A turntable or cooking tray is located area at the bottom of the pass through metal walls of the oven, but glass, porcelain and paper, the cooking dishes are constructed. as Microwaves do not heat get hot from the heat through openings they oven. can inside the oven. Microwaves cannot penetrate such materials materials out of which microwave-safe 7 Micro Power 8 Your microwave 9 Two 10 Stage Cooking Quick Start 11 Auto Cook 12~13 Auto Defrost 14~15 Quick Defrost 16~17 More 18 or Less the food. - 20 21~22 safe Utensils Food characteristics & Microwave 23 cooking Questions & Answers is one of the safest of all home When the door is opened, the 19 or appliance oven Cooking Micro Power Level Microwave A very safe 6 Child Lock Cooking Heating Reheating Guide Fresh Vegetable Guide Important safety instructions cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually generated by 4~5 Unpacking Installing Setting the Clock ordinary daylight. through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. Microwave ovens, however, have a magnetron which is designed to make use of the energy in microwaves. Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to created These microwaves enter the 3 & 26 IEC test manual appliances. automatically stops producing microwaves. Microwave energy is converted completely to heat when it enters food, leaving no "left over" energy to harm you when oven Plug Wiring MAFF Guarantee you eat your food. 3 27 Information/Technical Reheating 24~25 Specifications Cooked Chilled Foods 28 29 30 By following the basic steps on these two pages you will be able to quickly check correctly. Please pay particular attention to the guidance on where to install your oven make sure you remove all accessories and packing. Check to make sure that your oven. that your Unpacking Installing is operating unpacking your oven When 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 can damage the oven. Blocking oven. GLASS TRAY ROLLER REST THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING PURPOSES 4 Plug your Make oven sure your into connected to the socket. If your properly, unplug a oven standard household socket. Open is the Place the ROLLER REST inside the oven only appliance does not oven GLASS TRAY operate it from the electrical socket and then your plug on door by pulling the DOOR HANDLE. oven and place the top. it back in. Fill a 300 ml (1/2 pint) of water. Place the GLASS TRAY and close the have any doubts about what use please refer to page 23. oven button on door. If you type of container to The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds. Press the START microwave safe container with When it reaches 0, BEEP sounds. once to set 30 seconds oven door and test the of oven is cooking 30 time. You will hear a BEEP when temperature of the seconds press the button. YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED 5 the water. If your operating the water should be warm. removing the container it may be hot. when you Open Be careful You can set either 12 hour clock In the following example Make sure or Setting the 24 hour clock. I will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when that you have removed all packaging from your Make sure using Clock the 24 clock. oven. that you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier in this book. Press STOP/CLEAR. When your oven first time when power or power cut, display; a is plugged Press CLOCK in for the resumes after once. a '0' will be shown in the you will have to reset the clock. (If you want to use a If you want to you have to 12 hour clock, Press CLOCK once different change unplug and plug after option in.) it back If the clock (or display) shows any strange looking symbols, unplug your oven from the electrical socket and plug it back in and reset the clock. Press 10 MIN fifteen times. Press 1 MIN three times. Press 10 SEC five times. During clock setting the colon will flash, After setting, the colon will stop flashing. Press CLOCK or The clock starts START to set the time. counting. 6 more. setting clock, Child Lock Press STOP/CLEAR. Your oven prevents has a safety feature that running of the oven. accidental Press and hold STOP until "L" appears The CHILD LOCK is now on the 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/CLEAR until "L" You will hear BEEP when it's released. 7 disappears. In the following example I will show you how to cook some food on 80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds. Micro Power Cooking Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier in this book. Press STOP/CLEAR. Your oven has five microwave Power Press POWER twice to select 80% power. settings. High power is automatically selected but repeated presses of the "560" appears on the display. MICRO button will select different power levels. Press POWER HIGH MAX POWER % Press 1 MIN five times. Press 10 SEC three times. 100% MEDIUM HIGH 80% MEDIUM 60% DEFROST MEDIUM LOW 40% LOW 20% Press START. After cooking is over, End Reminder 5 minutes until the oven door is Beep opened. 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 oven. POWER LEVEL USE POWER LEVEL POWER OUTPUT (%) HIGH MEDIUM HIGH MEDIUM * Boil Water * Brown minced beef * Cook * Cook tender cuts of meat * All * Roast meat and * Cook mushrooms and shellfish * Cook foods * Bake cakes and * * * 700W 80% 560W 60% 420W 40% 280W 20% 140W poultry pieces, fish, vegetables reheating poultry containing cheese and eggs scones Prepare eggs Cook custard Prepare rice, soup DEFROST/ * All MEDIUM LOW * Melt butter and chocolate * Cook less tender cuts of meat * Soften butter & cheese * Soften ice * Raise LOW 100% thawing cream yeast dough 9 In the following example food for 11 minutes on I will show you how to cook some HIGH; the second will cook for food in two 35 minutes on stages. The first stages 280. During stage cooking the oven door opened and food checked. Close two be the oven door and press START and the cooking stage will Set the power and the stage 2 time for stage1. Press POWER once to select HIGH power. continue. Press 10 MIN At the end of cooking stage1, BEEP sounds and Press 1 MIN once. once. commences. Set the power and the Should you wish to clear the programme press STOP/CLEAR twice. cooking Two stage Cooking Press STOP/CLEAR. can will cook your time for stage2. Press MICRO four times to select 280 power. 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/CLEAR. The QUICK START feature allows you to Press START four times to select 2 minutes set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power Your cooking with a oven on 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 cook 0.5 kg Auto of jacket potato. Cook Press STOP/CLEAR. AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of Press AUTO COOK your favorite food "AC-1" appears food food easily by selecting the type and entering the weight of the by pressing the MORE/LESS key. on one the time. display. Press CATEGORY AUTO COOK Select desired JACKET POTATO time FRESH VEGETABLE times FROZEN VEGETABLE times weight of potato. Press MORE key five times to enter Press START. 12 0.5kg. CATEGORY 1. JACKET POTATO WEIGHT LIMIT 0.1kg~1.0kg UTENSIL On glass tray FOOD TEMP. Room Temp. INSTRUCTIONS Choose medium sized Wash and fork. Place the and press start. oven. 2. FRESH VEGETABLE 0.2kg~0.8kg Microwave- Room Temp. Place potatoes After 170 Pierce the on the cooking, -200g. potatoes several times with glass turntable. Adjust weight remove the vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water. After cooking, stir and allow to stand for 2 minutes. Add amount of water ** ** 3. FROZEN VEGETABLE 0.2kg~0.8kg Microwave- Frozen 0.2kg 0.5kg Place - - 0.4kg 0.8kg : 2 : 4 vegetables in Cover with wrap. safe bowl a according Tablespoon Tablespoon ** 13 0.2kg 0.5kg - - 0.4kg 0.8kg to the quantity. microwave-safe bowl. Add water. After cooking, 2 minutes. Add amount of water ** potatoes from the Let stand covered with foil for 5 minutes. Cover with wrap. safe bowl potatoes dry potatoes. : 2 : 4 stir and allow to stand for according Tablespoon Tablespoon to the quantity. 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 1.4Kg of frozen poultry. cooking. For example fish cooks Auto so Defrost Press STOP/CLEAR. 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 defrosting programme. display window. has four microwave defrost settings:- MEAT, POULTRY, FISH and BREAD; each defrost category has different power settings. Repeated presses of the AUTO DEFROST buttons will select different Category settings. weight Press MORE key Press fourteen times to enter 1.4 are about to defrost. Kg. AUTO DEFROST MEAT time Press START. POULTRY times FISH times BREAD times During defrosting your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to 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 14 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 proof with flat container and pieces of place as the food from the microwave oven, example joints of 0.1~4.0kg glass turntable. areas over becoming 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 UTENSIL Microwave ware (Flat plate) Poultry the oven. Meat Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger Turn food After Rolled roast, over at Sausage, Cutlets(2cm) 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 Paper towel flat plate or Press start to continue. FOOD Lamp chops, 0.1~0.5kg during defrosting. completely thawed. before cooking. Fish Bread warm possible. the food from the microwave oven, turn the food WEIGHT LIMIT on prevent thin walls. chops, sausages as soon remove uncovered aluminum foil. This will over at defrosting, beep. let stand for 10-20 minutes. Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc. Separate slices and place between Turn food over at beep. After defrosting, 15 paper towel let stand for 1-2 minutes. or flat plate. Use this function to thaw only 0.5kg of Minced meat very quickly. require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example defrost 0.5kg of forzen minced meat. This will Quick will show you how to Defrost Press STOP/CLEAR. Weight the food that you metallic ties the 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 to select the MEAT defrosting programme. The oven will starts automatically. your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to ensure even 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. During defrosting thawing. Remove Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened. 16 QUICK DEFROST GUIDE Use this function to defrost Remove the meat completely oven, turn the mince cover quickly over for minced meat. from it's wrapping. Place the mince onto and return to the microwave with foil and allow to stand 5-15 minutes CATEGORY WEIGHT Minced Meat 0.5kg or a microwave-safe plate. When BEEP, at this Press start to continue. At the end of the program until completely thawed. oven. UTENSIL Microwave point remove remove the mince from the microwave the mince from the microwave oven, INSTRUCTIONS Minced meat ware Turn food (Flat plate) After 17 over at defrosting, beep. let stand for 5-15 minutes. More In the following example shorter cooking time. I will show you how to change the preset of Auto Cook programme for a longer Cooking Press STOP/CLEAR. Set the required Auto Cook programme. (Select weight of food) If you find that your food is undercooked when using over or the Auto Cook Press START. programme. You can increase or decrease cooking time by pressing the MORE/LESS key. When manual the cooking cooking time at any the MORE/LESS There is process. no you can extend point by using key. need to or or stop the cooking Press MORE. The cooking time will increase by 10 seconds for each press of the key. Press LESS. The cooking time will decrease by 10 seconds for each press of the 18 key. Less Heating or Reheating Guide Special Instructions 1~2minutes Place sliced meat Mashed Cover with 350g (0.5cm thick) ? leg on microwavable plate. plastic wrap and vent. Gravy or sauce helps to keep meat juicy. and Fish fillet 1 3~3 /2 minutes 1~2minutes Place chicken Cover with Place fish 4~6minutes pieces on microwavable plate. plastic wrap and vent. on Cover with (170-230g) Lasagne 1 serving(300g) guide for reheating cooked food. Special Instructions (at HIGH) COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. potatoes 4 1 /2~5minutes Stir once halfway through cooking. Baked beans 2~3minutes thigh microwavable lid or vented plastic (at Medium High) pieces 1 breast 1 Note: Cook time Item 3 slices Chicken a wrap. Remove cover carefully to prevent steam burns. Use the following chart as a (at HIGH) Sliced meat Arrange the food in a circular pattern for best results. Room temperature food will heat faster than refrigerated food. Canned foods should be taken out of the can and placed in a microwavable container. The food will be heated more evenly if covered with Cook time Item To heat or reheat successfully in the microwave, it is important to follow several guidelines. Measure the amount of food in order to determine the time needed to reheat. microwavable plastic wrap 1 1 /2~3minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. 1 cup Stir Ravioli plate. and vent. or halfway through cooking. pasta in sauce 2 1 /2~4minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. 1 cup 4 cups lasagne on microwavable plate. Cover with plastic wrap and vent. once 7 1 /2~11minutes Stir once halfway through cooking. Place Casserole 1 1 /2~3minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. 1 cup 4 cups 4 1 /2~7minutes Stir once Rice 1 cup 1~11 /2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. 4 cups 3 1 /2~5minutes Stir once halfway through cooking. halfway through cooking. Sandwich roll or 1 roll bun 15~30seconds Wrap in paper towel and place on glass tray. Casserole cream or cheese Vegetables 1 cup 1 /2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. 1~2 1 cup 1 1 /2~21 /2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. 4 cups 3 1 /2~6minutes Stir 4 cups 3 1 /2~51 /2 minutes Stir once halfway through cooking. Sloppy Joe or Barbecued beef 1 sandwich ( 1 /2 cup meat without bun 1 1~2 /2 minutes Reheat filling and bun Soup 1 serving (8 oz.) separately. COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. filling) Stir once. Heat bun as 19 halfway through cooking. 1 1 /2~2minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. Stir directed in chart below. once once halfway through cooking. 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 Spears Cabbage, Fresh, Chopped 1 /2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole 2~3minutes 450g 5 1 /2~71 /2 200g 2~3 Sliced 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 4 cups 6~9 Place broccoli in Add 1 /2 Peas, Green, Add 1 /2 Fresh baking dish. Sweet Potatoes 2 medium 4~9 Pierce Whole Baking (170~230geach) 4 medium 6~12 Place on 2 paper towels. Turn over halfway through White 2 potatoes, Baking (170~230geach) 1 /4 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes casserole dish. Stir halfway through Spinach, Fresh, 1 /4 cup water in 1.5 litre covered casserole dish. Stir halfway Slice. Add 4 potatoes potatoes 1 /2 5 1 /2~7 2~3minutes Courgette, Fresh, 1 /2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered casserole dish. Stir halfway Pierce 9 1 /2~14 Place 1 1 on 450g 1 /2 4 1 /2~7 Add cooking. 2 paper towels. 1 Add 2~3minutes potatoes several times with fork. 2~3minutes over 4 /2~7/2 Sliced potatoes several times with fork. Turn 450g Leaf Trim. Add 1 /2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes casserole dish. Stir halfway through Add cooking. 2~3minutes cup water. cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes casserole dish. Stir halfway through Add 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. Sliced 1 /2 1 1 /2~2 Add cooking. Fresh, Flowerettes Celery, Fresh, 4~8 Standing Instructions (at HIGH) Sliced Whole Cauliflower, Fresh, Whole Cook time ears 230g Parsnips, Fresh, halfway through cooking. cooking. Carrots, Fresh, 2 Mushrooms, Fresh, Sliced 2~3minutes through cooking. Broccoli, Fresh, Amount cooking. Add dish. Stir Beats, Fresh Standing Instructions (at HIGH) halfway through cooking. /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. 2~3minutes Courgette, Fresh, Whole through cooking. 450g 6~9 Pierce. Place on 2 paper towels. courgette over and rearrange Turn halfway through cooking. 20 2~3minutes WARNING Important safety instructions Read 1 Please carefully and keep for future reference 2 Do not cooking, pierce the vegetable. 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. oven wrapped in paper 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 4 Do not cook food apples or any such will burst. 14 Do not 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 skin of potatoes, the OVEN. 13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg which service technician. operate the cooking times are correctly cooking may result in FIRE and ensure as over subsequent DAMAGE to 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 21 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 22 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 lamb 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 particular utensil, a be used in your microwave next to a glass as there's a Plastic oven. bowl filled with water in the microwave Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil oven. A variety part, you plates manufacturer's literature or microwave-safe. perform the specially for a for cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe. bag so that steam can escape. Never use your microwave oven, as they will melt and slit in the cooking in Plastic microwave cookware new are made to make rupture. checklist. kinds of dinner-ware are sure ordinary plastic bags change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use in the microwave oven. You probably have many items on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as cooking equipment in your microwave oven. Just read through the following not Many they However, be remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does Dinner cooking bags Provided kitchen Pottery, If in doubt consult the of and sizes of microwave cookware shapes probably equipment. can use items you but Glassware have on are available. For the most hand rather than investing in stoneware and ceramic Containers made of these materials microwave test. already they should be tested to be are usually fine for use in your microwave oven, sure. Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of oven tempered glass cookware. However, do or wine glasses, as these might shatter tumblers not as use delicate the food glassware, such CAUTION as Some items with warms. These be used to hold foods that can are to be quickly reheated. However, should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the foods will eventually warp or high lead or iron content are not suitable for cooking utensils. Plastic storage containers melt Utensils should be checked to they oven as hot microwave plastic containers. 23 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 Shape of food Microwaves cooked as cooked by for a penetrate only about the heat generated on 2.cm into food, the interior portion of thick foods are the outside travels inward. Only the outer edge of food in microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the centre is even warm Round thin foods and . ring shaped foods cook successfully in the microwave. Covering A cover traps heat and microwave cling steam which film with a corner causes food to cook folded back to more quickly. Use a lid or prevent splitting. Browning Meats and poultry that of food fat. Food that are flavour of the recipe are cooked fifteen minutes cooked for a shorter or longer will brown lightly in their own of time may be brushed with a browning sauce such as worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning sauces are added to food the original period is not altered. Covering with greaseproof paper Light, porous food such as cakes and breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous food that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle. Height 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 Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering because it makes Arranging of food and a looser evenly if placed stack foods times. 24 on a lid or and helps food retain some heat. But clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly. 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 than cover 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 spillovers will chops. cloth to thicker are attracted to the outside portions of meat, poultry and portions will receive the most thicker of portion fish to the outer food, it makes sense to place edge of the baking keep dish. This way, microwave energy and the food will cook can Shielding Strips of aluminium foil (which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or 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 a control shell, skin or membrane Testing damp are likely to burst in the oven unless they are yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters 3 so quickly in a Do not dry. by assure a hand soft cloth or tight harsh use walls and between seal and door a damp cloth away. Crumbs and right times. Use lengthen cooking seal. Remove greasy spatters with detergent or panel, of the oven oven a abrasive cleaners. The humidity microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and left in the microwave until 4 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 are often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after 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. immediately by conditions and in or damage to the no a oven dry from glass tray operating parts when the microwave way indicates kept and cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after a oven oven is To clean wipe door, wipe the panels operated under high malfunction of the unit. clean. Use only warm, soapy water, rinse DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS. 25 a cleaning. dry thoroughly. Metal parts will be easier to maintain if dry inside the openings. accidentally starting, around the outside of the occur The door and door seals should be then to soapy cloth a clean open the door to prevent soft cloth. This may damp with soap and water then with clean water and paper towel. To prevent cloth followed a important in the dishwasher. or If steam accumulates inside with if cooked Food cooks are include clean to be washed a oven spillovers with oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation the underside Piercing Foods enclosed in up crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is Keep the outside with and centre of the foods. pierced prior to cooking. Such foods and whole vegetables and fruits. wipe Clean the outside of your Elevating Thick area then rinse and evenly. clean absorb microwave energy and wipe out this oven spilled liquids stick to 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 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 A glow. Yes, if using 1 2 Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing No. The holes, or ports, microwave energy in a microwave oven? below Door is not closed A corn of the two methods described one are made to allow light screen to pass; in the door? they Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for microwave cooking. Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product. do not let FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR through. THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED Q Why does the beep tone sound when touched? A The tone sounds to beep Q Will the microwave A Yes Never run it assure oven empty or be pad a that the on the Control Panel is WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER THE SUGGESTED setting is being properly entered. TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE. damaged if it operates empty? glass tray. CAUTION without the NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS. Q Why do eggs sometimes pop? A When baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam build up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk before cooking. Never microwave eggs in the shell. Q Why doesn't my A After microwave standing cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking during standing time finishes cooking evenly throughout the amount of standing time depends on the density of the food. time. This food. The 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 Q Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over? A oven Check your cooking guide again to make sure you've followed directions correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time. would do with 26 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 Turn after 10 minutes Microwave Meal cooking Microwave 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, 750g,Pyrex25X20cm 27 22 28 cm cm diameter Combi 2, 18-22 min. diameter. Plug wiring information/ Technical Specifications Warning This appliance The wires in this mains lead following BLUE are Technical must be earthed MS1944JL colored in accordance with the codes Power Neutral ~ BROWN ~ ~ Earth 700 W Microwave appliance may correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals your plug proceed as follows: Power not which is marked with the letter N or Colored BLACK. or GREEN must be or X 323 mm(D) 1000 Watts supplied flexible mains cord of this appliance is damaged, replaced using the special mains cord part number : terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED. connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E mm(W) X 284 mm(H) it must be 6411W1A017J/6411W1A017A This appliance is supplied with BS 1363 approved 13 Amp fused mains plug. When replacing the fuse always use a 13 Amp BS 1362 approved type. Never use this plug with the fuse cover omitted. To obtain a replacement fuse cover contact your supplying dealer or LG Electronics U.K. LTD. The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW 455 Consumption If the The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal (IEC60705 rating standard) 2450 MHz Frequency Outside Dimension As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this in 230VAC/50Hz Input 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. . plug supplied If the supply cord is manufacturer or order to avoid a damaged, its service it must be agent or a replaced by the similarly qualified person 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. in hazard; If a 13 Amp BS 1363 plug is not suitable or any appliance must be protected by a 15 Amp fuse. 28 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. MAFF working in partnership manufacturers such introduction of as Denotes the microwave Three wavy lines denotes tested in compliance oven with the with the food 'LG electronics' companies and microwave oven have overcome this problem by the 700 agreement. D heating categories. Because you may not yet be familiar with this system, we following explanation as an example. However, please rating as printed on the oven door. output power. oven have used the refer to the actual This category links with the times given When applying this method for reheating cooked following information must be adhered to: on 1 The microwave oven heating food. chilled food stuffs, the must be set at maximum power level. 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