LG | MG7247BZ | LG MG7247BZ Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE/GRILL OVEN
OWNER’S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
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Precautions
Precautions to avoid possible exposure to excessive microwave energy.
When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your microwave
oven, overheating the liquid beyond boiling point can occur without
evidence of bubbling. This could result in a sudden boil over of the hot
liquid. To prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken:
You cannot operate your oven with the door open due to the safety interlocks
built into the door mechanism. These safety interlocks automatically switch off
any cooking activity when the door is opened; which in the case of a
microwave oven could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
1 Avoid using straight sided containers with narrow necks.
Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow
food or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
2 Do not overheat.
3 Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and again halfway
through the heating time.
Do not operate your oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the
oven door closes properly and that there is no damage to the: (1) door(bent),
(2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals and sealing
surfaces.
4 After heating, allow to stand in the oven for a short time, stir or shake
them again carefully and check the temperature of them before
consumption to avoid burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and
baby food jars).
Be careful when handling the container.
Your oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified
service personnel.
WARNING
WARNING
Always allow food to stand after being cooked by
microwaves and check the temperature of them
before consumption. Especially contents of feeding
bottles and baby food jars.
Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as
over cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire
and subsequent damage to your oven.
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Contents
Precautions _____________________________________________2
Contents________________________________________________3
Unpacking & Installing ____________________________________4 ~ 5
Setting the Clock _________________________________________6
Child Lock ______________________________________________7
Micro Power Cooking ____________________________________8
Micro Power Level________________________________________9
Quick Start _____________________________________________10
Grill Cooking ___________________________________________11
Combination Cooking ____________________________________12
Auto Defrost ____________________________________________13 ~ 14
Quick Defrost ___________________________________________15 ~ 16
Arabian Menu __________________________________________17 ~ 21
More or Less Cooking ____________________________________22
Important Safety Instructions _______________________________23 ~ 24
Microwave - safe Utensils _________________________________25
Food characteristics & Microwave cooking ___________________26 ~ 27
Questions & Answers _____________________________________28
Plug Wiring Information/Technical Specifications______________29
How the Microwave Oven Works
Microwaves are a form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
ordinary daylight. Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. Microwave ovens,
however, have a magnetron which is designed to make use of the energy in
microwaves. Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to created
microwave energy.
These microwaves enter the cooking area through openings inside the oven.
A turntable or tray is located at the bottom of the oven. Microwaves cannot
pass through metal walls of the oven, but they can penetrate such materials
as glass, porcelain and paper, the materials out of which microwave-safe
cooking dishes are constructed.
Microwaves do not heat cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually
get hot from the heat generated by the food.
A very safe appliance
Your microwave oven is one of the safest of all home
appliances. When the door is opened, the oven
automatically stops producing microwaves. Microwave
energy is converted completely to heat when it enters
food, leaving no “left over” energy to harm you when
you eat your food.
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Unpacking &
Installing
By following the basic steps on these two pages you will be able to quickly check that your oven is operating
correctly. Please pay particular attention to the guidance on where to install your oven. When unpacking your
oven make sure you remove all accessories and packing. Check to make sure that your oven has not been
damaged during delivery.
Place the oven in the level location of your choice with
more than 85cm height but make sure there is at least
20cm of space on the top and 10cm at the rear for proper
ventilation. The front of the oven should be at least 8cm from the
edge of the surface to prevent tipping.
An exhaust outlet is located on top or side of the oven. Blocking the
outlet can damage the oven.
Unpack your oven and place it on a flat level surface.
GLASS TRAY
HIGH RACK
LOW RACK
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
ROTATING RING
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Plug your oven into a standard household socket. Make
sure your oven is the only appliance connected to the
socket. If your oven does not operate properly, unplug it
from the electrical socket and then plug it back in.
Press the STOP/CLEAR button, and press
the START/Q-START button one time to set
30 seconds of cooking time.
The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds. When it
reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS. Open the oven door and
test the temperature of the water. If your oven is operating the water
should be warm. Be careful when removing the container it may
be hot.
Open your oven door by pressing the DOOR OPEN
BUTTON. Place the ROTATING RING inside the oven
and place the GLASS TRAY on top.
Fill a microwave 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 25.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars shall
be stirred or shaken and the temperature checked
before consumption, in order to avoid burns.
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Setting the
Clock
You can set either12 hour clock or 24 hour clock.
In the following example I will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when using the 24 clock.
Make sure that you have removed all packaging from your oven.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
When your oven is plugged in for the
first time or when power resumes after a
power cut, a ‘0’ will be shown in the
display; you will have to reset the clock.
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.
During clock setting the colon will flash.
After setting, the colon will stop flashing.
Press Clock.
(If you want to use a 12 hour clock, Press Clock once more. If you want to
change different option after setting clock, you have to unplug and plug it
back in.)
Press 10min fifteen times.
Press 1min three times.
Press 10sec five times.
Press START to set the time.
The clock starts counting.
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Child
Lock
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your oven has a safety feature that
prevents accidental running of the oven.
Once the child lock is set, you will be
unable to use any functions and no
cooking can take place.
However your child can still open the
oven door.
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” appears on the display and BEEP
sounds.
The CHILD LOCK is now set.
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” disappears.
You will hear BEEP when it’s released.
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Micro Power
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook some food on 80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described
earlier in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your oven has five microwave Power
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the MICRO
key will select a different power level.
POWER
%
Power Output
HIGH
MAX
100%
850W
MEDIUM
HIGH
80%
680W
MEDIUM
60%
510W
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
40%
340W(
LOW
20%
170W
Press Micro five to select 80% (680W)power.
“680W” appears on the display.
Press 1min five times.
Press 10sec three times.
)
Press START.
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Your microwave oven is equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
The table below shows the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this
microwave oven.
POWER LEVEL
OUTPUT
USE
HIGH
850W
* Boil Water
* Brown minced beef
* Cook poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
* Cook tender cuts of meat
MEDIUM HIGH
680W
* Reheating(Liquid)
* Roast meat and poultry
* Cook mushrooms and shellfish
* Cook foods containing cheese and eggs
MEDIUM
510W
* Reheating(Mashed potato, Plated meal, Ready meal)
* Prepare eggs
* Cook custard
* Prepare rice, soup
DEFROST/
MEDIUM LOW
340W
* All thawing
* Melt butter and chocolate
* Cook less tender cuts of meat
LOW
170W
* Soften butter & cheese
* Soften ice cream
* Raise yeast dough
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Micro Power
Level
Quick
Start
In the following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking on high power.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The QUICK START feature allows you to
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
cooking with a touch of the Q-START key.
Press Q-START four times to select 2 minutes on HIGH power.
Your oven will start before you have finished the fourth press.
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking time up to
99 minutes 59 seconds by repeatedly pressing the Q-START key.
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In the following example I will show you how to use the grill to cook some food for 12 minutes and 30 seconds.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
This model is fitted with a QUARTZ
GRILL, so preheating is not needed.
Press Grill
This feature will allow you to brown and
crisp food quickly.
The metal tray is placed between a glass
tray and a grill rack at the grill mode.
The grill rack(high rack) must be used
during grill cooking.
Set the cooking time.
Press 10min once.
Press 1min twice.
Press 10sec three.
Press START.
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Grill
Cooking
Combination
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with - micro power 40% and grill for a
cooking time of 25 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press Combi once to select Grill combination.
Your oven has a combination cooking
feature which allows you to cook food
with heater and microwave at the same
time or alternately. This generally means
it takes less time to cook your food.
Press Micro two times to select 40% power.
You can set three kinds of micro power
level(20%, 40% and 60%) in combi
mode.
Set the cooking time.
Press 10min two times.
Press 1min five times.
Press START.
When cooking you can use
decrease cooking time.
/
(More/Less) key to increase or
Be careful when removing your food because the container will be hot!
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The temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking
commences. Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be completely
thawed before cooking. For example fish cooks so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while still
slightly frozen. The BREAD programme is suitable for defrosting small items such as rolls or a small loaf. These will
require a standing time to allow the centre to thaw. In the following example I will show you how to defrost 1.4kg
of frozen poultry.
Auto
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close the oven
door.
Your oven has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY, FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power settings. Repeated
presses of the DEFROST key will select a
different setting.
Category
Press Poultry twice to select the POULTRY defrosting programme.
“dEF2” appears on the display window.
Enter the weight of the frozen food that you are about to defrost.
Press
Press
DEFROST 1,2
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
(More) key fourteen times.
Press START.
DEFROST 3,4
FISH
time
BREAD
times
During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing.
After checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
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AUTO WEIGHT DEFROST GUIDE
* Food to be defrosted should be in a suitable microwave proof container and place uncovered on the glass turntable.
* If necessary, shield small areas of meat or poultry with flat pieces of aluminum foil. This will prevent thin areas becoming warm during defrosting. Ensure the
foil does not touch the oven walls.
* Separate items like minced meat, chops, sausages and bacon as soon as possible.
* When BEEP, at this point remove the food from the microwave oven, turn the food over and return to the microwave oven. Press start to continue. At the end
of the program, remove the food from the microwave oven, cover with foil and allow to stand until completely thawed. To thaw completely , for example joints
of meat and whole chickens should STAND for a minimum of 1 hour before cooking.
Category
Weight Limit
Utensil
Meat
(dEF1)
0.1 ~ 4.0 kg
Microwave ware
(Flat plate)
Food
Meat
Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger,
Lamp chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets(2cm)
When beep, turn food over.
After defrosting, let stand for 5-15 minutes.
Poultry
(dEF2)
Poultry
Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg)
When beep, turn food over.
After defrosting, let stand for 20-30 minutes.
Fish
(dEF3)
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods
When beep, turn food over.
After defrosting, let stand for 10-20 minutes.
Bread
(dEF4)
0.1 ~ 0.5 kg
Paper towel
or flat plate
Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc.
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Use this function to thaw only 0.5kg of Minced meat very quickly.
This will require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example will show you how to defrost
0.5kg of frozen meat.
Quick
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close the oven
door.
Press Quick Defrost once.
(Put the 0.5kg of Meat.)
The oven will start automatically.
During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing.
After checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
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QUICK DEFROST GUIDE
Use the Function to defrost quickly for minced meat.
Remove the meat completely from its wrapping. Place the mince onto a microwave-safe plate.
When beeps, at this point remove the mince from the microwave oven, turn the mince over and return to the microwave oven.
Press start to continue. At the end of the program remove the mince from the microwave oven, cover with foil and allow to stand
5-15 minutes or until completely thawed.
Category
Weight
Utensil
Minced Meat
0.5 kg
Microwave ware
(Flat plate)
Instructions
Minced meat
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 5-15 minutes.
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Arabian
Menu
In the following example I will show you how to cook kebab.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Arabian Menu allows you to cook most
of your favorite food easily by selecting
the food type. KEBAB, RICE AND
CHICKEN are AUTOMATIC MENUS, all
other food types require the weight of the
food to be entered.
From the Arabian Menu select the required food type.
In this example press Kebab once.
Select desired weight of kebab.
Press
(More) key four times for 0.5 kg.
Press START.
START button can be pressed as an quick alternative to auto start.
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Function
Category
Weight Limit
Utensil
Arabian Menu
Kebab
(Ac 1)
0.2 kg - 0.8 kg
1 skewer = 180 - 200 g
High Rack
Instructions
1.2 kg meat(preferably mutton)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/
4
cup lemon juice
7 onions
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon each paprika, black pepper, cinnamon
2 tablespoon oil
1. Cut the meat into medium-sized cubes.
2. Peel the onions and cut each in half.
3. Marinate the meat cubes and onion halves with oil, seasoning,
tomato paste and lemon juice. Set aside for half an hour.
4. On the skewers, alternate the meat cubes with the onion halves.
5. Place the skewers on the high rack over the glass tray.
And place in the oven.
6. When beeps, turn food over.
7. Press the start to continue cooking.
8. After cooking, stand.
Rice
(Ac 2)
0.1 - 0.4 kg
MicrowaveSafe bowl
Rice (long grain)
100 g
200 g
300 g
400 g
Boiling water
300 ml
575 ml
800 ml
1000 ml
5g
5g
10 g
10 g
Salt
1. Wash rice and drain.
2. Place rice, salt and boiling water in a deep and large bowl.
3. NO COVER. Place in the oven.
4. When beeps, stir. To obtain the better result, drain and refresh
under cold water. And drain. Place in the oven. Do not cover.
5. Press the start to continue cooking.
6. After cooking, stand covered for 5-10 minutes
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Function
Category
Weight Limit
Utensil
Arabian Menu
Chicken
(Ac 3)
0.8 kg - 1.5 kg
Low Rack
Instructions
* Roast Chicken
1.2 kg chicken, skinned and cleaned
1/
4
cup butter, melted
* Spicy Chicken
1.2 kg chicken, skinned and cleaned
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon lemon juice
3 cloves garlic
2 small dried red chillies
2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 small piece of ginger
1/ cup butter, melted
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(Roast Chicken)
1. Wash and dry skin. Brush with melted butter.
2. Place the chicken In the low rack. Press chicken pad.
3. When beeps, turn food over. Press start to continue cooking.
4. After cooking, leave to stand for 5 minutes before carving.
Variations:
Sprinkle any of your favourite herbs or spices on chicken.
Plus a little salt to get a crispy skin.
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Function
Arabian
Menu
Category
Weight Limit
Utensil
Instructions
Kabsa
(Ac 4)
1 chicken cut in 6 to 8 pieces
300g rice
1 minced onion
2 chopped tomatoes
1 table spoon tomato paste
15g butter
1 tea spoon ground spice
from each of :
(black pepper, cumin, Cardamon)
11/2 table spoon salt or as desired
400ml boiling water (Serves 4)
MicrowaveSafe bowl
1. Wash chicken and rub with salt and flour, wash again.
And then cut in 6 to 8 pieces.
2. Put chicken pieces, butter, onion, tomatoes, tomato paste,
salt, spices and boiling water into a deep and large bowl
(about 3 l ).
3. Cover with lid. Place the bowl in the oven and cook.
4. When beeps, the oven will stop. Remove the bowl from
the oven and stir. Put the washed rice on the chicken.
And press start to continue cooking.
5. During the cooking, stir if required.
6. Serve in prepared plate.
Um-ali
(Ac 5)
300g ready made pastry
(bake until golden and crispy,
and then break crisp pastry into
medium size pieces)
120g sugar
750ml whipping cream
250g milk
3 tablespoon corn starch
60g soaked raisins
60g chopped walnuts
60g chopped, roasted almonds
60g chopped, unsalted roasted
pistachios (Serves 4)
MicrowaveSafe bowl
1. Put sugar, cream, milk and starch in a deep and large bowl
(about 3 l bowl).
2. Place the bowl in the center of the oven.
3. No cover. During the cooking, stir several times.
4. After cooking, add the medium sized crisp pastry into the
mixture. And mix well.
5. Pour half the pastry mix in a suitable bowl, sprinkle half the
raisins, walnuts, and almonds on it. Pour the other half of
pastry mix, cover with cream level top and sprinkle
pistachios, almonds, and raisins on top and serve hot.
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Function
Arabian
Menu
Category
Rice
Pudding
(Ac 6)
Weight Limit
250 rice (small grain)
400ml water
400g sugar
600ml milk
2 tablespoon rose water
1/ teaspoon ground cardamom
2
pistachio and almond silvers
(Serves 4)
Utensil
MicrowaveSafe bowl
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Instructions
1. Clean and wash rice.
2. Pour water and rice into a deep and large bowl.
3. No cover. Place the bowl in the oven and cook.
4. When beeps, the oven will stop. Remove the bowl from the
oven and stir once. Add sugar, milk, cardamom and
rosewater and then stir well.
5. Press start key to continue cooking. Stirring is required from
time to time and being careful it doesn’t stick, specially
towards the end.
6. After cooking, pour into a bowl and leave it to cool. Serve
well chilled and garnished with pistachio and almond slivers.
More or Less
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to change the preset Arabian Menu, Auto Defrost, Rotisserie Cook
programmes for a longer or shorter cooking time.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
If you find that your food is over or
undercooked when using the Arabian
Menu programme, you can increase or
decrease cooking time by pressing the
/
key.
When cooking with auto and manual
function, you can lengthen or shorten the
cooking time at any point by pressing
the
/ key.
There is no need to stop the cooking
process.
Set the required Arabian Menu programme.
Select weight of food.
Press START.
Press (More).
The cooking time will increase by 10 seconds for each press of the key.
Press
(Less).
The cooking time will decrease by 10 seconds for each press of the key.
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WARNING
Please ensure cooking times are correctly
set as over cooking may result in FIRE and
subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN.
Important safety instructions
Read carefully and keep for future reference
1 Do not attempt to tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to the
door, control panel, safety interlock switches or any other part of the oven.
It is hazardous for anyone to carry out any service or repair operation
which involves the removal of any cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy. Repairs should only be undertaken by a
qualified service technician.
2 Do not operate the oven when empty. It is best to leave a glass of water in
the oven when not in use. The water will safely absorb all microwave
energy, if the oven is accidentally started.
3 Do not dry clothes in the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
or burned if heated too long.
4 Do not cook food wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book
contains instructions, for the food you are cooking.
5 Do not use newspaper in place of paper towels for cooking.
6 Do not use wooden containers. They may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
remove metal twist ties. Metal objects in the oven may arc, which can
cause serious damage.
7 Do not operate the oven with a kitchen towel, a napkin or any other
obstruction between the door and the front edges of the oven, which may
cause microwave energy leakage.
8 Do not use recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
which may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
9 Do not rinse the turntable by placing it in water just after cooking. This
may cause breakage or damage.
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.
12 Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes, apples or any such fruit or
vegetable.
13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
14 Do not attempt deep fat frying in your oven.
15 Remove the plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting.
Note though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film,
for heating or cooking.
16 If the oven door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be
operated until it has been repaired by a qualified service technician.
17 If smoke is observed, switch off or disconnect the oven from the power
supply and keep the oven door closed in order to 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 possibility of the food container is deteriorating.
19 Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when adequate
instructions have been given so that the child is able to use the oven in a
safe way and understands the hazards of improper use.
20 Liquids or other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they
are liable to explode.
21 Do not operate the oven, if the door seals and adjacent parts of the
microwave oven are faulty, until the oven has been repaired by a
qualified service technician.
22 Check the utensils are suitable for use in microwave ovens before use.
23 Do not touch the oven door, outer cabinet, rear cabinet, oven cavity,
accessories and dishes during grill mode, convection mode and auto
cook operations, unless wearing thick oven gloves, as they will become
hot. Before clearing make sure they are not hot.
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Important safety instructions
Read carefully and keep for future reference
37 This connection may be achieved by having the plug accessible or by
incorporation a switch in the fixed wiring in accordance with the wiring
rules.
24 Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens.
25 When heating food in plastic or paper containers, keep an eye on the
oven due to the possibility of ignition.
38 Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to clean the
oven door glass since they can scratch the surface, which may result in
shattering of the glass.
26 If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug the appliance and keep the
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
27 Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed eruptive boiling,
therefore care must be taken when handing the container.
WARNING: If the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not
be operated until it has been repaired by a competent
person.
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.
WARNING: It is hazardous for anyone other than a competent person to
carry out any service or repair operation that involves the
removal of a cover which gives protection against exposure
to microwave energy.
29 Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs should not be heated in
microwave ovens since they may explode, even after microwave heating
has ended.
30 Details for cleaning door seals, cavities and adjacent parts.
WARNING: Liquids and other foods must not be heated in sealed
containers since they are liable to explode.
31 The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits removed.
WARNING: Only allow children to use the oven without supervision
when adequate instructions have been given so that the
child is able to use the oven in a safe way and understands
the hazards of improper use.
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.
33 Only use the temperature probe recommended for this oven (for
appliances having a facility to use a temperature-sensing probe).
WARNING: Accessible parts may become hot during use. Young
children should be kept away.
34 If heating elements are provided, during use the appliance becomes hot.
Care should be taken to avoid touching heating elements inside the
oven.
WARNING: This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person responsible for their
safety.
35 The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm
persons without supervision.
36 The microwave oven must be operated with the decorative door open.
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Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils in your
microwave oven
Paper
Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in your microwave oven,
provided that the cooking time is short and foods to be cooked are low in fat and
moisture. Paper towels are also very useful for wrapping foods and for lining baking
trays in which greasy foods such as bacon are cooked. In general, avoid coloured
paper products as the colour may run. Some recycled paper products may contain
impurities which could cause arcing or fires when used in the microwave oven.
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal. 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 microwave
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 your microwave oven.
Place the utensil in question next to a glass bowl filled with water in the microwave
oven. Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does
not change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use in 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
checklist.
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 your microwave oven, 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.
Dinner plates
Pottery, stoneware and ceramic
Many kinds of dinner-ware are microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
manufacturer’s literature or perform the microwave test.
Containers made of these materials are usually fine for use in your microwave oven,
but they should be tested to be sure.
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.
CAUTION
Some items with high lead or iron content are not suitable for cooking
utensils.
Utensils should be checked to ensure that they are suitable for use in
microwave ovens.
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.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Moisture content of food
Keeping an eye on things
Since the heat generated from microwaves tends to evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
such as roasts and some vegetables should either be sprinkled with water prior to cooking
or covered to retain moisture.
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.
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 that they do not cook unevenly and do not become
overcooked.
Quantity of food
The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is
being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time.
Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe.
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. 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.
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 in
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 successfully in the
microwave.
Covering
A cover traps heat and steam which causes food to cook more quickly. Use a lid or
microwave cling film with a corner folded back to prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and poultry that are cooked fifteen minutes or longer will brown lightly in their own
fat. Food that are cooked for a shorter period of time may be brushed with a browning
sauce such as worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing
colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning sauces are added to food the original
flavor of the recipe is not altered.
Density of food
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.
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering and helps food retain some heat. But
because it makes a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
Arranging and spacing
Height of food
Individual foods such as baked potatoes, small cakes and hors d’oeuvres will heat more
evenly if placed in the oven an equal distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
stack foods on top of one another.
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
times.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Stirring
To Clean Your Oven
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.
1 Keep the inside of the oven clean
Your microwave oven has a stainless steel interior. Unlike painted steel interiors
found in most other microwave ovens, the surface will not chip, rust, or corrode.
Over time, stains can occur on the stainless steel surface as the result of food
products splattering during cooking. This is normal.
Do not use metal scouring pads on the inside of oven cavity. They will scratch the
surface. For interior surfaces: Wash often with warm, sudsy water and a sponge or
soft cloth. Use only mild, non-abrasive soaps or a mild detergent. Be sure to keep
the areas clean where the door and oven frame touch when closed. Wipe well
with clean water. Over time, stains can occur on the surfaces as the result of food
particles spattering during cooking. This is nor-mal.
For stubborn soil, boil a cup (250 mL) of water in the oven for 2 or 3 minutes. Steam
will soften the soil. To get rid of odors inside the oven, boil a cup (250 mL) of water
with lemon juice or vinegar.
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 aluminum 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.
2 Keep the outside of the oven clean
Piercing
Clean the outside of your oven with soap and water then with clean water and dry
with a soft cloth or paper towel. To prevent damage to the operating parts inside the
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation openings. To clean
control panel, open the door to prevent oven from accidentally starting, and wipe a
damp cloth followed immediately by a dry cloth. Press Stop/Clear after cleaning.
Foods enclosed in a shell, skin or membrane are likely to burst in the oven unless they are
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods include yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
and whole vegetables and fruits.
Testing if cooked
Food cooks so quickly in a microwave 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.
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 microwave oven is operated under high
humidity conditions and in no way indicates a malfunction of the unit.
Standing time
4 The door and door seals should be kept clean. Use only warm, soapy water, rinse
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 flavor blend and develop.
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 any steam cleaner.
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Questions &
Answers
Q What’s wrong when the oven light will not glow?
A There may be several reasons why the oven light will not glow.
Light bulb has blown
Door is not closed
Q Is it possible to pop corn in a microwave oven?
A Yes, if using one of the two methods described
below
1 Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for microwave cooking.
2 Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific
times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product.
Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing screen in the door?
A No. The holes, or ports, are made to allow light to pass; they do not let
microwave energy through.
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
Q Why does the beep tone sound when a pad on the Control Panel is
touched?
A The beep tone sounds to assure that the setting is being properly entered.
Q Will the microwave oven be damaged if it operates empty?
A Yes Never run it empty or without the glass tray.
CAUTION
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
Q Why do eggs sometimes pop?
A When baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam
build up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk
before cooking. Never microwave eggs in the shell.
Q Why doesn’t my oven always cook as fast as the cooking guide says?
A Check your cooking guide again to make sure you’ve followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, chosen to help
prevent overcooking, the most common problem in getting used to a
microwave oven. Variations in the size, shape, weight and dimensions of
the food require longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along
with the cooking guide suggestions to test food condition, lust as you
would do with a conventional cooker.
Q Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
A After microwave cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking during
standing time. This standing time finishes cooking evenly throughout the
food. The amount of standing time depends on the density of the food.
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Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
WARNING
Technical Specification
This appliance must be earthed
MG7247BZ
The wires in this mains lead are colored in accordance with the
following codes
BLUE ~ Neutral
BROWN ~ Live
GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth
Power Input
Output
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimension
Power Consumption
Microwave
Grill
Combination
As the colors 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 or its service agent or a similarly qualified person in
order to avoid a hazard;
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220 V~ 50/60 Hz
850 W (IEC60705 rating standard)
2450 MHz
574 mm(W) X 376 mm(H) X 445 mm(D)
1350 watt
1150 watt
max. 2300 watt
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