LG | MS-265WZ | LG MS-265WZ Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
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Precautions
Precautions to avoid
You cannot
operate your
oven
with the door open due to the
built into the door mechanism. These
cooking activity
any
microwave
It is
oven
important
Do not
food
or
Do not
oven
place
safety
when the door is
not to
interlocks
automatically
switch off
oven,
a
evidence of
which in the
opened;
case
of
tamper with the safety interlocks.
object
between the
oven
cleaner residue to accumulate
operate your
door closes
safety
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
any
(2) hinges and
interlocks
if it is
oven
properly
latches
on
front face and the door
sealing
damaged.
and that there is
(broken
or
It is
no
or
damage to
loosened), (3)
the:
that the
(1) door(bent),
door seals and
sealing
surfaces.
Your
oven
service
should not be
adjusted
or
repaired by
anyone
except qualified
Please
overheating
To
bubbling.
prevent
this
1
Avoid
2
Do not overheat.
3
Stir the
e.g. soups,
sauces
and
beverages
liquid beyond boiling point
This could result in
possibility
the
a
sudden boil
following steps
sided containers with
using straight
in your microwave
can occur
without
over
of the hot
should be taken:
narrow
necks.
through
4 After
the
heating
heating,
food
placing
the container in the
oven
and
again halfway
time.
allow to stand in the
again carefully
consumption
baby
before
liquid
and check the
to avoid burns
oven
for
a
short
temperature
(especially,
time, stir
or
shake
of them before
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
the
Be careful when
Warning
2
liquid.
heating liquids,
them
personnel.
over
When
allow
surfaces.
particularly important
to excessive microwave energy.
possible exposure
cooking
Always allow
food to stand after being cooked by
microwaves and check the temperature of them
before consumption. Especially contents of feeding
bottles and baby food jars.
Contents
How the Microwave Oven Works
Microwaves
are a
form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
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
turntable
or
tray is located
cooking
area
through openings inside the
at the bottom of the
oven.
oven.
hot from the heat
A
Microwaves cannot pass
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get
generated by
the food.
3
Unpacking & Installing
Setting the Clock
4~5
Your microwave
appliance
oven
is one of the safest of all home
8
Cooking
Micro Power Level
9
Two
10
Stage Cooking
Quick Start
11
Auto Cook
12~13
Auto Defrost
14~15
Quick Defrost
16~17
More
18
Less
Cooking
Important safety instructions
Read carefully and keep for future
or
Microwave
A very safe
6
7
Micro Power
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
2
Child Lock
microwave energy.
These microwaves enter the
Precautions
Contents
-
reference
safe Utensils
Food characteristics & Microwave
cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring
19
20
Information/Technical
21~22
23
Specifications
24
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.
3
Unpacking &
Installing
Unpack your
oven
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.
and
place
it
on a
Place the
flat level
surface.
with
least 30cm of space
in the level location of your choice
oven
more
than 85cm
the
on
ventilation. The front of the
edge
of the surface to
oven
can
damage
but make
10cm at the
sure
rear
there is at
for proper
should be at least 8cm from the
prevent tipping.
An exhaust outlet is located
the outlet
height
top and
the
on
top
or
side of the
oven.
Blocking
oven.
GLASS TRAY
ROTATING RING
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
4
Open
Make
sure
your
oven
connected to the socket. If your
properly, unplug
is the
oven
only appliance
does not
oven
the GLASS TRAY
operate
it from the electrical socket and then
your
door
by pulling
the DOOR HANDLE.
Place the ROTATING RING inside the
plug
on
oven
and
place
top.
it
back in.
Fill
a
(1/2 pint)
of water. Place
the GLASS TRAY and close the
have any doubts about what
use
please
Press the
microwave safe container with
300 ml
refer to page 20.
oven
door. If you
type of container
to
The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds.
When it reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS.
START button
on
once
the
to set
30 seconds of
cooking
time.
30
Seconds
oven
your
door and test the
oven
is
temperature of the
operating the water should
removing the container it
careful when
be
Open
water. If
warm.
Be
may be hot.
You will hear
a
BEEP when
you press the button.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
5
Setting the
You
Clock
can
set either12 hour clock
In the
following example
Make
sure
Make
sure
or
24 hour clock.
I will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when
that you have removed all packaging from your
that you have
correctly
installed your
oven as
oven.
described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
When your
oven
first time
when power
or
power cut,
display;
a
is
plugged
in for the
resumes
after
Press CLOCK twice.
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
more.
different
change
unplug and
option after setting clock,
plug it back in.)
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.
If the
key (10 MIN
rapidly.
/ 1 MIN / 10
increase
Press CLOCK to set the time.
The clock starts
6
counting.
SEC)
is
pressed
and
held, the time will
using
the 24 clock.
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
cooking
use
can
any functions and
take
oven
can
on
the
display
and
BEEP sounds.
The CHILD LOCK is
now
set.
no
The time will
place.
However your child
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until "L" appears
disappear
on
the
display
if you have set the clock.
still open the
door.
"L" remains
on
the
display
to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set.
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until "L"
disappears.
You will hear BEEP when it's released.
7
Micro Power
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook
some
food
on
80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Cooking
Make
sure
that you have
correctly
installed your
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your
oven
has five microwave Power
Press MICRO twice to select 80% power.
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
MICRO button will select
a
different
power level.
POWER
8
%
Press
Power
MICRO
Output
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press 10 SEC three times.
HIGH
MAX
100%
time
900W
MEDIUM
HIGH
80%
times
720W
MEDIUM
60%
times
540W
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
40%
times
360W
LOW
20%
times
180W
Press START.
oven as
described earlier
Your microwave
oven
is
The table below shows
microwave
equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this
Micro Power
Level
oven.
POWER LEVEL
USE
POWER LEVEL
POWER OUTPUT
(%)
HIGH
MEDIUM HIGH
MEDIUM
*
Boil Water
*
Brown minced lamb
*
Cook
*
Cook tender cuts of meat
*
All
*
Roast meat and
*
Cook mushrooms and shellfish
*
Cook foods
*
Bake cakes and
*
*
*
900W
80%
720W
60%
540W
40%
360W
20%
180W
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
Two stage
In the
following example
for 11 minutes
Cooking
on
I will show you how to cook
HIGH; the second will cook for
Press STOP/CLEAR.
During
can
the
be
stage cooking the oven door
opened and food checked. Close
two
oven
door and press START and the
cooking stage will
Set the power and the
Press MICRO
once
stage
2
stage1,
BEEP sounds and
stage1.
to select HIGH power.
Press 1 MIN
once.
once.
commences.
Should you wish to clear the programme
press STOP/CLEAR twice.
Set the power and the
cooking
time for
stage2.
Press MICRO four times to select 40% power.
Press 10 MIN three times.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press START.
10
time for
continue.
Press 10 MIN
At the end of
cooking
some
food in two
35 minutes
on
40%.
stages.
The first stage will cook your food
In the
following example
I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking
on
Quick
high power.
Start
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press START four times to select 2 minutes
The QUICK START feature allows you to
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
cooking
with
a
Your
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.
time up to
11
Auto
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook
Cook
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press AUTO COOK twice to select Fresh
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
your favorite food
food
easily by selecting
the
type and entering the weight of the
food.
Press
Category
AUTO COOK
JACKET POTATO
time
FRESH
times
VEGETABLE
FROZEN
VEGETABLE
Press MORE five times to enter 0.6
times
Press START.
12
kg.
vegetable.
0.6kg
of fresh
vegetable.
FOOD CATEGORY
FOOD TEMP.
UTENSILS
WEIGHTLIMIT
INSTRUCTIONS
Wash, dry and prick potato with
1. JACKET POTATO
Room
temp.
Glass
tray
0.1kg~1.0kg
fork several times. Place the
centre of the
glass
tray.
After
2. FRESH VEGETABLE
a
potato with three pieces of paper towel in the
Cooking,
let stand covered with foil for 5 minutes.
Place
prepared vegetables into a suitable
dish).
(e.g.
Add 30 ml water per 200 g vegetables.
After Cooking, let stand for 3 minutes.
sized container
casserole
Room
temp.
Glass
tray
0.2kg~0.8kg
3. FROZEN
VEGETABLE
Place
Frozen
Glass
tray
0.2kg~0.8kg
prepared
frozen
vegetables into
a
suitable sized
container. Add 30 ml water per 200 g
Cover and
After
vegetable.
glass tray.
place in the centre of the
Cooking, let stand for 3 minutes.
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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
has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY,
any
door.
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY
Your
remove
and close the
"dEF2" appears
on
the
Enter the
of the frozen food that you
display
defrosting
programme.
window.
FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power
settings. Repeated
presses of the AUTO DEFROST key will
select
a
different
setting.
weight
Press MORE fourteen times to enter 1.4
Category
are
about to defrost.
Kg.
Press
DEFROST
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
times
Press START.
During defrosting your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing.
After checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds) unless the door is opened.
ensure even
BREAD
14
times
AUTO WEIGHTDEFROST GUIDE
*
Food to be defrosted should be in
*
If necessary, shield small
foil does not touch the
*
areas
oven
a
suitable microwave
of meat
or
poultry
proof
with flat
container and
pieces of
place
uncovered
aluminum foil. This will
on
the
glass turntable.
prevent thin
areas
becoming
warm
during defrosting.
Ensure the
walls.
Separate items like minced meat, chops, sausages and bacon as soon as possible.
BEEP, turn food over. Remove defrosted portions. Continue to defrost remaining pieces.
After defrosting, allow to stand until completely thawed.
When
*
For
example joints of
meat and whole chickens should STAND for
Category
Weight Limit
Meat
0.1~4.0kg
minimum of 1 hour before
cooking.
Utensil
Microwave
ware
(Flat plate)
Poultry
a
Food
Meat
Minced
lamb, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast,
Lamp chops,
Rolled roast,
Fish
Turn food
After
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
Bread
0.1~0.5kg
Paper
towel
flat
plate
or
over
at
defrosting,
Sliced
beep.
let stand for 10-20 minutes.
bread, Buns, Baguette,
etc.
15
Use this function to thaw
Quick
This will
0.5kg
only 0.5kg of Minced meat very quickly.
require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example
will show you how to defrost
of forzen minced meat.
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight
the food that you
metallic ties
the
Your
oven
defrost
has
a
microwave
setting (MEAT).
quick
oven
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
remove
any
and close
door.
Press QUICK DEFROST once.
(Put
the
The
oven
0.5kg
of
Meat.)
will start
automatically.
During defrosting your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
close
the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
checking
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
ensure even
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QUICK DEFROST GUIDE
Remove the meat
When
beeps,
completely from its wrapping. Place the mince onto a microwave-safe plate.
point remove the mince from the microwave oven, turn the mince over and
at this
Press start to continue. At the end of the program
5-15 minutes
or
until
Category
Minced Meat
completely
remove
the mince from the microwave oven,
return to the microwave
cover
oven.
with foil and allow to stand
thawed.
Weight
0.5
kg
Utensil
Microwave
Instructions
ware
(Flat plate)
Minced meat
Turn food
After
over
at
defrosting,
beep.
let stand for 5-15 minutes.
17
More
or
Less
In the
following example I will show you how to change
programmes for a longer or shorter cooking time.
Cooking
the preset MICRO POWER COOKING
Press STOP/CLEAR.
If you find that your food is
undercooked when
using
over or
POWER COOKING programme, you
can
increase
by pressing
or
the
decrease
Set the
required
MICRO POWER COOKING programme.
the MICRO
cooking
More/Less key.
Press START.
time
Press MORE.
The
cooking
time will increase
by
10 seconds for each press of the
key.
Press LESS.
The
18
cooking
time will decrease
by
10 seconds for each press of the
key.
WARNING
Please
cooking times are correctly
set as over cooking may result in FIRE
and subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN.
1
Important safety instructions
carefully and keep for future reference
ensure
Read
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.
qualified service technician.
2
Do not
the
operate the
oven
when not in
energy, if the
3
Do not
or
4
dry
is
use.
empty. It is best
The water will
accidentally
safely
a
glass of
a
water in
use
6
Do not
use
long.
remove
newspaper in
place
wooden containers.
metal twist ties. Metal
serious
Do not
of paper towels for
which
with
oven
microwave energy
place the oven so the front of
edge of the surface on which it
the appliance.
or
heating
Be certain to
the door is 8
behind the
is
of
skin of
placed,
time. If normal
cm or more
to avoid accidental
Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
14
Do not
potatoes, apples
or
any such fruit
or
objects in
the
oven
may arc, which
a
kitchen
16
can
napkin or any other
edges of the oven, which
breakage
or
If the
oven
operated
17
it in water
just
after
cooking.
door
or
door seals
until it has been
If smoke is
keep
the
oven
or
or disconnect the oven from the power
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
cooked in
paper or other combustible
the possibility of ignition.
may
This
are damaged, the oven must not be
repaired by a qualified service technician.
observed, switch off
and
18 When food is heated
a
leakage.
by placing
damage.
oven.
plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting.
though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film,
heating or cooking.
supply
towel,
attempt deep fat frying in your
Remove the
for
cooking.
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
cause
cooking
Note
use
Do not rinse the turntable
may
shorter
13
damage.
operate the
Do not
they
Before cooking, pierce the
vegetable.
They
obstruction between the door and the front
cause
may overheat and burn.
allowed
12
15
may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
cause
require
are
tipping
absorb all microwave
started.
wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book
instructions, for the food you are cooking.
Do not
9
to leave
by
Do not cook food
5
8
be undertaken
11
Small amounts of food
times
clothes in the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
burned if heated too
contains
7
oven
when
oven
Repairs should only
10
19
Only
allow children to
instructions have been
use
the
given
disposable
oven
so
without
Liquids or
are
oven
plastic,
frequently due to
supervision
that the child is able to
safe way and understands the hazards of
20
containers of
materials, check the
improper
when
use
adequate
the
oven
other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since
liable to
in
a
use.
they
explode.
19
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never
use
metal
microwave
metal trimmed utensils in your
or
Paper
oven
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal.
oven
Most
They will bounce off any metal object in the
and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning.
heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your microwave
However,
oven.
some
may contain materials that render them unsuitable
microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about
simple way
to find out if it
Place the utensil in
can
question
particular utensil,
a
be used in your microwave
next to
a
glass
as
there's
a
Plastic cooking
oven.
bowl filled with water in the microwave
Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
oven.
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does
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
checklist.
Dinner
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.
Provided
However, be
plates
kinds of dinner-ware
manufacturer's literature
or
are
perform
microwave-safe.
If in doubt consult the
bags
are
sure
made
specially
to make
ordinary plastic bags
for
a
for
cooking
A
variety
part, you
of
and sizes of microwave cookware
shapes
probably
equipment.
can
kitchen
Pottery,
but
Glassware
in
Plastic microwave cookware
use
items you
already
have
on
are
available. For the most
hand rather than
investing
in
stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials
the microwave test.
cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe.
bag so that steam can escape. Never use
your microwave oven, as they will melt and
slit in the
rupture.
new
Many
they
they
should be tested to be
are
usually
fine for
use
in your microwave oven,
sure.
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of
oven
tempered glass cookware. However, do
or wine glasses, as these might shatter
tumblers
not
as
use
delicate
the food
glassware,
such
as
can
be used to hold foods that
are
to be
quickly
reheated. However,
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the
foods will
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eventually
warp
or
high
lead
or
iron content
are
not suitable for
cooking
utensils.
Plastic storage containers
These
CAUTION
Some items with
warms.
melt
plastic
containers.
they
oven as
hot
Utensils should be checked to
microwave
ovens.
ensure
that
they
are
suitable for
use
in
Food characteristics &
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
on
Moisture content of food
things
The
recipes in the book have been formulated with great care, but your success in
preparing them depends on how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks.
Always watch your food while it cooks. Your microwave oven is equipped with a
light that turns on automatically when the oven is in operation so that you can see
inside and check the progress of your food. Directions given in recipes to elevate,
stir, and the like should be thought of as the minimum steps recommended. If the
food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary adjustments you think
appropriate to correct the problem.
Factors affecting microwave
cooking times
factors affect
cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold
butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with
ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range
of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains under-cooked at the
lower end of the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook your food beyond
the maximum time given, according to personal preference. The governing
philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be conservative in giving
cooking times. While overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes,
particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed
from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When
allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the
oven as the heat trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels
inward. If the food is left in the oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer
portions will become overcooked or even burnt. You will become increasingly skilful
in estimating both cooking and standing times for various foods.
Many
makes
Density
a
big
difference in
of food
Light, porous food such as cakes and breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense
foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous
food that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle.
Height
cooking
of food
The upper portion of tall food, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the
lower portion. Therefore, it is wise to turn tall food during cooking, sometimes several
Since the heat
such
from microwaves tends to
generated
roasts and
as
some
vegetables should
evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
either be
with water
sprinkled
prior
to
cooking
covered to retain moisture.
or
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks
cooking bony
or
quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
they do not cook unevenly and do not become
more
cuts of meat that
fatty
overcooked.
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.
Shape
of food
Microwaves
cooked
as
cooked
by
for
a
penetrate only about
the heat
generated
on
2.cm into
food, the interior portion of thick foods are
the outside travels inward.
Only
the outer
edge
of food in
microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the
centre is
even warm
Round thin foods and
.
ring shaped
foods cook
successfully
in the
microwave.
Covering
A
cover
traps heat and
microwave
cling
steam which
film with
a corner
causes
food to cook
folded back to
more
quickly.
Use
a
lid
or
prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and
poultry
fat. Foods that
sauce
such
as
that
are
cooked fifteen minutes
cooked for
are
a
shorter
worcestershire sauce, soy
period
sauce
colour. Since
relatively small amounts of browning
flavour of the recipe is not altered.
Covering with greaseproof paper
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering
because it makes
Arranging
and
a
looser
if
placed
stack foods
on
than
a
lid
or
longer
will brown
lightly
in their
own
sauces are
added to food the
original
and helps food retain some heat. But
clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
spacing
Individual foods such
evenly
cover
or
of time may be brushed with a browning
or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing
as
in the
top of
baked
oven an
one
potatoes, small cakes and hors d'oeuvres will heat more
distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
equal
another.
times.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave
cooking
Stirring
is
Stirring
one
of the most
important
of all
microwaving techniques.
In conventional
cooking,
food is stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved food, however, is stirred in order to
spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the outside towards the centre as the outside
To Clean Your Oven
1
of the food heats first.
Turning
Large,
bottom will cook
as
roasts and whole chickens should be turned
It is also
evenly.
a
good
that the
so
idea to turn cut up chicken and
top
thicker
are
attracted to the outside
spillovers will
chops.
cloth to
portions of meat, poultry and
portions will receive the most
thicker
of
portion
fish to the outer
food, it makes sense
edge
of the
baking
to
place
keep
dish. This way,
microwave energy and the food will cook
aluminium foil
(which
block
microwaves)
can
be
placed
over
the
corners or
edges
can
2
of square and rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too
much foil and make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause 'arcing' in the oven.
or
dense foods
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
shell, skin
or
membrane
Testing
likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
are
microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
so
quickly
in
3
oven
spillovers with
Do not
dry.
by
assure a
hand
or
use
walls and between seal and door
a
damp
cloth
away. Crumbs and
right
times. Use
lengthen cooking
tight
harsh
seal. Remove greasy spatters with
detergent
or
panel,
of the
oven
oven
a
abrasive cleaners. The
humidity
4
immediately by
conditions and in
or
damage to
the
no
a
oven
dry
from
glass tray
operating parts
when the microwave
way indicates
kept
and
cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after
a
oven
oven
is
To clean
wipe a
cleaning.
door, wipe the panels
operated
under
high
malfunction of the unit.
clean. Use
only warm,
soapy water, rinse
dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR
STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS.
Metal parts will be easier to maintain if
dry
inside the
openings.
accidentally starting,
around the outside of the
occur
The door and door seals should be
then
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
a
poultry, are removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish
cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 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.
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damp
if cooked
Food cooks
are
include
up
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
the underside
Piercing
a
clean to
soft cloth
control
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
area
be washed
a
clean
out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is
Keep the outside
with
and centre of the foods.
Foods enclosed in
this
wipe
Clean the outside of your
Elevating
Thick
wipe
oven
spilled liquids stick to
absorb microwave energy and
then rinse and
evenly.
Shielding
Strips of
or
surface. It is best to
and
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
Since microwaves
inside of the
Food spatters
over
tall foods such
Keep the
wiped frequently with
a
damp
cloth.
Questions &
Answers
Q What's wrong when the
A
There may be several
Light bulb has blown
light will not glow?
why the oven light will
Q Is it possible to pop
oven
reasons
not
glow.
A
Yes, if using
1
2
Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing
No. The
holes,
or
ports,
microwave energy
corn
in
a
microwave oven?
of the two methods described
below
Door is not closed
A
one
are
made to allow
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
through.
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
Q Why does the beep tone sound when
touched?
A
The
tone sounds to
beep
Q Will the microwave
A
Yes Never
run
it
assure
oven
empty
or
be
a
that the
pad
on
the Control Panel is
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED
setting
is
being properly
entered.
damaged if it operates empty?
glass tray.
TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
CAUTION
without the
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
Q Why do eggs sometimes pop?
A
When
baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam
build up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk
before cooking. Never microwave eggs in the shell.
Q Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
A
After microwave
standing
cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking during
standing time finishes cooking evenly throughout the
amount of standing time depends on the density of the food.
time. This
food. The
Q Why doesn't my
A
oven
always cook
as
fast
as
the
cooking guide says?
Check your cooking guide again to make sure you've followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, chosen to help
prevent overcooking, the most common problem in getting used to a
microwave oven. Variations in the size, shape, weight and dimensions of
the food require longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along with
the cooking guide suggestions to test food condition, lust as you would do
with
a
conventional cooker.
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Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Warning
This
appliance
The wires in this mains lead
following
BLUE
or
BROWN
are
Technical
must be earthed
MS-265WB
colored in accordance with the
codes
WHITE
or
~
Power
Neutral
BLACK
GREEN & YELLOW
~
or
~
Earth
correspond with the coloured
your plug proceed as follows:
not
The wire which is colored BLUE
appliance may
markings identifying the terminals
or
WHITE must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter N
The wire which is colored BROWN
or
or
Colored BLACK.
BLACK must be connected to
the terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED.
The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW
or
GREEN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E
If the
supply
cord is
manufacturer
or
order to avoid
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a
damaged,
its service
hazard;
or
or a
replaced by the
similarly qualified person
.
it must be
agent
Consumption
Microwave
in
60Hz
MS-265WZ
220
V, 50/60Hz
(IEC60705 rating standard)
Frequency
Outside Dimension
Power
V,
900 W
Microwave
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
in
Input
127
Output
Live
GREEN
Specification
2,450 MHz
512
mm(W)
X 307
1,400 Watts
mm(H)
X 420
mm(D)
1,300 Watts
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