LG | MS-3942DPB | LG MS-3942DPB Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
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Serial No.
Algorithm
MS-3942DPZ
Product code
Month
Year
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last
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year)
MS-4842DPZ
MS-3942DPB
P/No: 3828W5A5085
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
oven
properly
latches
if it is
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
Precautions
2
Contents
Microwaves
are a
form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
Unpacking
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
Setting
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
A very safe
Your microwave
the food.
appliance
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
Installing
the Clock
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
4~5
Child Lock
microwave energy.
These microwaves enter the
3
&
8
Cooking
Micro Power Level
9
Two
10
Stage Cooking
Quick Start
More
or
11
Less
12
Cooking
Auto Defrost
13~14
Quick Defrost
15~16
Arabic Cook
17~19
Auto Cook
20~22
Timer
23
Important safety
Microwave
-
instructions
24
safe Utensils
Food characteristics & Microwave
25
cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring
Information/Technical
26~27
28
Specifications
29
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
oven
than 85cm
surface.
in the level location of your choice with more
but make sure there is at least 30cm of
height
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
outlet
can
damage
the
on
top
or
side of the
oven.
Blocking
the
oven.
GLASS TRAY
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
ROTATING RING
4
PURPOSES
Plug
oven
your
socket. Make
appliance
into
sure
a
standard household
your
oven
is the
connected to the socket. If your
Open
only
oven
your
oven
door
by pushing
the DOOR
OPEN BUTTON. Place the ROTATING RING inside
does not
the
oven
and
place
the GLASS TRAY
on
top.
operate properly, unplug it from the electrical socket and
then
plug
it back in.
Fill
a
with 300 ml
Place
on
Press the START
The DISPLAY will count down from 30
button
seconds. When it reaches 0 it will sound
microwave safe container
(1/2 pint)
of water.
the GLASS TRAY and close the
cooking
what
type of container
You will hear
page 25.
please
refer to
BEEPS.
30
time.
door. If you have any doubts about
use
to
set 30 seconds of
oven
to
once
a
Seconds
BEEP when
Open
the
oven
of the water. If your
should be
warm.
door and test the
temperature
operating the water
Be careful when removing the
oven
is
container it may be hot.
you press the button.
Your
oven
will start when you
have finished the press.
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 SET CLOCK
once.
a
'0' will be shown in the
you will have to reset the clock.
(If
use different option, Press SET CLOCK once
change different option after setting clock,
unplug and plug it back in.)
you want to
If you want to
you have to
If the clock
(or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven from the electrical socket and plug
Press 10 MIN fifteen times.
it back in and reset the clock.
Press 1 MIN three times.
Press 10 SEC five times.
During clock setting the colon will flash.
After setting, the colon will stop flashing.
Press SET CLOCK to set the time.
The clock starts
6
counting.
more.
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
The CHILD LOCK is
now
set.
no
The time will
place.
However your child
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until "L" appears
sounds.
still open the
a
disappear
on
the
display
but will reappear
on
the
display
few seconds later.
door.
If any button is
pressed,
"L" will appear
on
the
display.
L
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
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
POWER key will select a different power
level.
POWER
the
display.
%
time
MEDIUM
HIGH
times
80%
MEDIUM
times
60%
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
times
40%
times
20%
100%
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press 10 SEC three times.
Press START.
8
on
Press
POWER
HIGH
LOW
Press POWER twice to select 80% power.
"P-80" appears
oven as
described earlier
Your microwave
The
equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
table below shows the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this
microwave
oven
is
Micro Power
Level
oven.
POWER LEVEL
HIGH
MEDIUM HIGH
MEDIUM
USE
*
Boil Water
*
Brown minced beef
*
Cook
*
Cook tender cuts of meat
*
All
*
Roast meat and
*
Cook mushrooms and shellfish
*
Cook foods
*
Bake cakes and
*
*
*
POWER
(%)
OUTPUT
100%
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
POWER LEVEL
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
stage cooking the oven door
opened and food checked. Close
two
can
be
the
oven
door and press START and the
cooking stage will
Set the power and the
stage
2
stage1.
Press POWER once to select HIGH power.
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
time for
stage2.
Press POWER 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
More
or
Less
In the
following example I will show you how
longer or shorter cooking time.
Cooking
to
change
the preset AUTO COOK programmes for
Press STOP/CLEAR.
If you find that your food is
undercooked when
using
MENU programme, you
decrease
cooking
key.
time
Set the
over or
AUTO COOK programme.
required
the ARABIAN
can
increase
by pressing
or
Select
weight
of food.
the
Press START.
When
cooking
function, you
cooking
process.
can
lengthen or shorten the
point by pressing
time at any
the
There is
with auto and manual
key.
no
need to
Press MORE
The
.
time will increase
by
10 seconds for each press of the
key.
stop the cooking
Press LESS
The
12
cooking
cooking
.
time will decrease
by
10 seconds for each press of the
key.
a
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
Auto
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
so
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight
the food that you
metallic ties
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the food
in your
oven
remove
any
and close the
oven
door.
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY
Your
oven
has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY,
"dEF2" appears
on
the
Enter the
weight
of the frozen food that you
Press
fourteen times to enter 1.4
display
defrosting
programme.
window.
FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power settings. Repeated
presses of the DEFROST key will select
different
setting.
Category
a
Press
DEFROST
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
time
BREAD
times
are
about to defrost.
kg.
Press START.
During defrosting your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
ensure even
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AUTO DEFROST SEQUENCE LIST
FOOD
SEQUENCE
1. MEAT
2. POULTRY
3. FISH
Beef
Minced
Lamb
Chops(2.5
Veal
Cutlets(450 g,
Chicken
Whole(under
2
Turkey
Breasts(under
2.5
Fish
Fillets.
Shellfish
Crabmeat, Lobster tails, Shrimp, Scallops
4. BREAD
*
*
during
For best
the
results,
steam and
cm
1.2
juice
defrosting
Food should still be
*
When it is difficult to
shallow
displayed
Cut up
bread, White/brown rolls, French stick, Baguette, Croissant
setting
poultry
can cause
and control of
*
Sliced bread should be
*
At the end of
defrosting,
but
just
like conventional
defrosting
you must check the
from its
the wrap from the
paper
or
plastic package(wrapper). Otherwise,
from the
the wrap will hold
oven.
food, defrost the wrapped food for about
of the defrost
beginning
placed between
original
the outer surface of the food to cook.
glass baking dish to catch drippings.
what icy in the centre when removed
remove
0.1/4.0
kg
0.1/4.0
kg
0.1/0.5
kg
Kg)
some
at the
Breasts(boneless), Legs.
Steaks, Whole
meat and
close to the food which
Place foods in
For
Kg),
kg
thick)
time.
fish, shellfish,
remove
*
a
cm
0.1/4.0
roast.
thick),Rolled
Sliced brown/white
*
which is
14
beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger.
The benefit of this Auto Defrost feature is automatic
food
MIN./MAX. FOOD
cycle.
Then
remove
the food from the
a
quarter of the total defrost time,
oven
and
remove
the wrap from the food.
sheets of kitchen towel and bread rolls should be cut in half before
defrosting, allow to stand until completely thawed.
example, joints of meat and whole chickens should STAND for
30 minutes before
cooking.
defrosting.
This will
0.5kg
only 0.5kg of Minced meat very quickly.
require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example
Quick
Use this function to thaw
will show you how to defrost
of frozen meat.
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight the
metallic ties
food that you
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
remove
any
and close the
oven
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
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.
ensure even
15
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,
oven.
with foil and allow to stand
thawed.
Weight
0.5
kg
Utensil
Microwave
Instructions
ware
(Flat plate)
Minced meat
Turn food
After
16
return to the microwave
cover
over
at
defrosting,
beep.
let stand for 5-15 minutes.
In the
following example
Arabic
I will show you how to cook kabsa.
Cook
Press STOP/CLEAR.
From the ARABIC COOK select the
ARABIC COOK allows you to cook most
of your favorite food
the food
RICE
are
example
press KABSA
required
food
type.
once.
easily by selecting
type. RICE, KABSA, UM-ALI,
RICE-PUDDING
In this
automatic
require the weight
The microwave
oven
starts
automatically.
menus.
of the food to
be entered.
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FOOD
RICE
INGREDIENTS
UTENSIL
Microwave-
Rice
100g 200g 300g 400g
safe bowl
(long grain)
Hot water
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Wash rice and drain.
2. Place
3. No
300ml 575ml 800ml 1000ml
Salt
5g
5g
10g
rice, salt and hot
cover.
4. When
Place in the
beep,
water in
oven.
5. Press the start to continue
6. After
KABSA
1 chicken cut in 6 to 8
300g
Microwave-
pieces
1 minced onion
2
chopped
15g
2. Put chicken
water into
4. When
ground spice from each of
(black pepper, cumin, Cardamon)
1 tea spoon
1
1 / 2 table spoon salt
400ml
boiling
(Serves 4-5)
18
water
or as
desired
large
bowl.
result, drain and refresh under cold
water.
cover.
cooking.
stand covered for 5 minutes
a
flour, wash again. And then
cut in 6 to 8
pieces, butter, onion, tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, spices and boiling
deep and large bowl. (about 3 )
3. Cover with lid. Place the bowl in the
paste
butter
and
pieces.
tomatoes
1 table spoon tomato
cooking,
No
1. Wash chicken and rub with salt and
safe bowl
rice
deep
stir. To obtain the better
And drain. Place in the
10g
a
oven.
beeps,
the
oven
Put the washed rice
:
5.
During
the
6. Serve in
on
will
oven
and cook.
stop. Remove the bowl from the
the chicken. And continue
cooking, stir if required.
prepared plate.
cooking.
oven
and stir.
FOOD
UM-ALI
RICE PUDDING
INGREDIENTS
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 4-5)
250g
rice
(small grain)
400ml water
1
safe bowl
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Put sugar, cream, milk and starch in
2. Place the bowl in the center of the
3. No
5. Pour
sprinkle pistachios, almonds,
water
/ 2 teaspoon ground cardamom
pistachio and almond silvers
(Serves 4)
and
large
bowl
(about
3
bowl).
pastry mix, cover with cream level top and
on top and serve hot.
and raisins
1. Clean and wash rice.
2. Pour water and rice into
cover.
4. When
rose
deep
During the cooking, stir several times.
cooking, add the medium sized crisp pastry into the mixture. And mix well.
half the pastry mix in a suitable bowl, sprinkle half the raisins, walnuts, and
almonds on it. Pour the other half of
Microwave-
a
oven.
cover.
4. After
3. No
600ml milk
tablespoon
Microwave-
safe bowl
400g sugar
2
UTENSIL
a
deep
Place the bowl in the
beep,
the
oven
will
and
oven
large
bowl.
and cook.
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.
cooking, pour into a bowl and leave it to cool. Serve well
garnished with pistachio and almond slivers.
6. After
chilled and
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Auto
In the
following example
I will show you how to cook
0.6kg
of fresh
Cook
Press STOP/CLEAR.
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
your favorite food
food
food.
type and
easily by selecting the
entering the weight of the
Press AUTO COOK button of the
In this
food
Press FRESH VEGETABLE five times to cook
Press START.
20
required
type.
example,
0.6kg
of Fresh
Vegetable.
vegetable.
FOOD
1. JACKET POTATO
WEIGHT LIMIT
UTENSILS
0.1kg~1.0kg
-
INSTRUCTIONS
Choose medium sized
potatoes 170 -200g.
dry potatoes. Pierce the potatoes several times with fork. Place the
potatoes on the glass turntable. Adjust weight and press start. [After cooking, remove
the potatoes from the oven. Let stand covered with foil for 5 minutes.]
Wash and
2. FRESH VEGETABLE
0.2kg~0.8kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Place
vegetables in
a
**
:
2
:
4
0.2kg 0.4kg
0.5kg 0.8kg
-
**
-
3. FROZEN VEGETABLE
0.2kg~0.8kg
Microwavesafe bowl
microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with wrap. After cooking, stir and allow to stand for 3 minutes.
Add amount of water according to the quantity.
Place
vegetables in
a
Tablespoon
Tablespoon
microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with wrap. After
cooking, stir and allow to
according to the quantity.
2 Tablespoon
4 Tablespoon
stand for 2 minutes.
Add amount of water
**
0.2kg 0.4kg
0.5kg 0.8kg
-
**
-
4. CHILLED PIZZA
0.2kg~0.4kg
Microwavesafe
plate
:
:
This function is for
reheating leftover chilled pizza.
pizza on the microwave-safe plate.
cooking, stand for 1 minute.
Place chilled
After
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5.
FOOD
WEIGHT LIMIT
FISH, FRESH
0.1kg~0.6kg
UTENSILS
Microwavesafe flan dish
INSTRUCTIONS
Whole
-
-
fish, steaks
fish
Oily
:
salmon, mackerel
White fish
6. PASTA
0.1kg~0.3kg
Microwavesafe bowl
in
:
cod, haddock
single layer in a large microwave-safe flan dish.
Cover dish tightly with plastic wrap and pierce in several places.
Place on the glass turntable. Adjust weight and press start.
After cooking, remove the dish from the oven. Allow to stand for
serving.
Arrange
a
Place rice &
boiling
Pasta
Boiling
Water
During
the
cover.
22
cooking,
Rinse
water with
to 1
teaspoon salt in
0.1kg
0.2kg
0.3kg
400ml
800ml
1200ml
stir several times. After
pasta with cold
water.
cooking,
a
deep
3 minutes before
and
large
bowl.
Cover
No
stand for 1
or
2 minutes with
In the
following example
I will show you how to set the timer for 15 minutes.
Timer
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your
oven
also has
a
Timer that
can
be
Press KITCHEN TIMER.
used for
noncooking functions. When
used as an independent timer, the oven
is not running. The Timer is simply
counting down in seconds.
To enter amount of time you want to count down.
Press 10 MIN
once.
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press START.
The time will
begin counting down in the display window with no cooking
heating in the oven. BEEP will sound and the word "End" will show in
the display window at the end of the countdown period.
or
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Please
Read
may result in
1
carefully
and
keep
for future reference
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
2
Do not
the
operate the
oven
3
Do not
or
4
when not in
dry
is
use
6
Do not
use
use.
empty. It is best
The water will
accidentally
safely
to leave
a
glass of
remove
long.
in paper towels, unless your cook book
for the food you are cooking.
newspaper in
place
wooden containers.
metal twist ties. Metal
serious
Do not
of paper towels for
with
oven
microwave energy
Do not
use
cause
they
shorter
cooking
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
Before
skin of
placed,
time. If normal
cm or more
to avoid accidental
potatoes, apples or any such fruit
Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
14
Do not
15
Remove the
objects
in the
oven
for
cooking.
may arc, which
a
kitchen
16
can
or
breakage
or
17
it in water
just
after
cooking.
oven
door
or
If smoke is
19
Only
keep
the
oven
or
or disconnect the oven from the power
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
cooked in
disposable
allow children to
use
the
given
oven
so
containers of
without
Liquids or
plastic,
frequently due to
when
supervision
that the child is able to
safe way and understands the hazards of
are
defrosting.
plastic film,
observed, switch off
and
instructions have been
20
or
are damaged, the oven must not be
repaired by a qualified service technician.
paper or other combustible materials, check the oven
the possibility of the food container is deteriorating.
may
This
cooking
should be covered with
door seals
until it has been
18 When food is heated
a
leakage.
by placing
damage.
If the
operated
oven.
from food before
plastic wrapping
though that in some cases food
heating or cooking.
supply
napkin or any other
edges of the oven, which
towel,
attempt deep fat frying in your
Note
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
Do not rinse the turntable
may
may overheat and burn.
allowed
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damage.
operate the
which may
require
are
cooking, pierce the
vegetable.
They
obstruction between the door and the front
cause
Small amounts of food
times
tipping
absorb all microwave
started.
cooking
12
water in
may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
cause
9
by
11
a
wrapped
instructions,
Do not
8
only
be undertaken
times are
correctly set as over cooking
FIRE and subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN.
ensure
clothes in the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
Do not cook food
5
7
oven
when
oven
burned if heated too
contains
Repairs
should
10
service technician.
energy, if the
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WARNING
Important safety instructions
improper
use
adequate
the
oven
other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since
liable to
explode.
in
a
use.
they
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
a
particular utensil,
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
eventually
warp
or
high
lead
or
iron content
are
not suitable for
cooking
utensils.
Plastic storage containers
These
CAUTION
Some items with
warms.
melt
they
oven as
hot
Utensils should be checked to
microwave
ensure
that
they
are
suitable for
use
in
ovens.
plastic containers.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
on
cooking
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
cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
big
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
factors affect
a
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
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
times.
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Since the heat
such
from microwaves tends to
generated
roasts and
as
some
vegetables should
evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
either be
sprinkled
with water
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. Food that
that
are
cooked fifteen minutes
flavor of the
cooked for
recipe
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
are
period
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
and helps food retain some heat. But
clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
spacing
Individual foods such
evenly
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
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
of the food heats first.
Turning
To Clean Your Oven
1
tall foods such
bottom will cook
as
evenly.
roasts and whole chickens should be turned
It is also
a
good
so
that the
idea to turn cut up chicken and
Since microwaves
are
attracted to the outside
portions of meat, poultry and
portions will receive the most
thicker
portion
fish to the outer
of
Over time, stains
chops.
of the
dish. This way,
microwave energy and the food will cook evenly.
(which
block
microwaves)
can
be
placed
over
the
corners or
edges
dense foods
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
the underside
with lemon
a
shell, skin
or
membrane
Testing
likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
are
so
quickly
in
a
are
microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after
microwave
being
during standing
Keep the outside
a
control
damp
3
of the
can occur on
soft cloth
oven
oven
water and
a
sponge
soft
or
the surfaces
as
oven
the result of food
for 2
a
or
cup
3 minutes. Steam
(250 mL)
of water
clean
with soap and water then with clean water and
dry
or
panel, open the door to prevent oven from accidentally starting, and wipe a
cloth followed immediately by a dry cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after cleaning.
If steam accumulates inside
with
or
around the outside of the
oven
door, wipe the panels
soft cloth. This may occur when the microwave oven is operated under
humidity conditions and in no way indicates a malfunction of the unit.
removed from the
oven. Usually the foods are covered
time to retain heat unless
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.
are
will scratch the
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
left in the microwave until
Foods
the result of food
juice or vinegar.
Clean the outside of your
with
poultry, are removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish
cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 5˚F (3˚C)
and 15˚F (8˚C) during standing time.
Standing time
they
2
if cooked
Food cooks
are
include
as
will soften the soil. To get rid of odors inside the oven, boil
Piercing
Foods enclosed in
sudsy
particles spattering during cooking. This is nor-mal.
For stubborn soil, boil a cup (250 mL) of water in the
and centre of the foods.
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
the stainless steel surface
only mild,
clean water. Over time, stains
Elevating
or
can occur on
painted steel interiors
chip, rust, or corrode.
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
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.
Thick
clean
stainless steel interior. Unlike
For interior surfaces: Wash often with warm,
cloth. Use
aluminum foil
a
surface.
baking
Shielding
Strips of
oven
has
products splattering during cooking. This is normal.
Do not use metal scouring pads on the inside of oven cavity. They
food, it makes sense to place
edge
oven
found in most other microwave ovens, the surface will not
top and
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
thicker
inside of the
Keep the
Your microwave
over
Large,
cooking.
4
a
The door and door seals should be
then
kept
clean. Use
only
warm, soapy
high
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
wiped frequently
with
a
damp
cloth.
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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 to
screen
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.
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
always cook
as
fast
as
the
cooking guide says?
Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, chosen to help
prevent overcooking, the most common problem in getting used to a
microwave oven. Variations in the size, shape, weight and dimensions of
the food require longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along
with the cooking guide suggestions to test food condition, lust as you
would do with
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oven
Check your cooking guide again to make sure you've followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
a
conventional cooker.
Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Warning
This
appliance
The wires in this mains lead
following
BLUE
are
Technical
must be earthed
MS-3942DPZ
colored in accordance with the
codes
Power
Neutral
~
BROWN
~
Earth
~
As the colors of the wires in the mains lead of this
not
1000 W
Microwave
correspond with the coloured
plug proceed as follows:
appliance may
markings identifying the terminals
in your
(IEC60705 rating standard)
2450 MHz
Frequency
Outside Dimension
Power
MS-4842DPZ
220V~50/60Hz
Input
Output
Live
GREEN & YELLOW
Specification
556 mm(W) X 320 mm(H) X 438 mm(D)
573
mm(W) X 344 mm(H) X 440 mm(D)
Consumption
Microwave
1300 Watts
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N
or
Colored BLACK.
MS-3942DPB
The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the
Power
terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED.
Input
127V~60Hz
Output
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
a
damaged,
its service
hazard;
or
or a
replaced by the
similarly qualified person
Microwave
Frequency
(IEC60705 rating standard)
2450 MHz
.
Outside Dimension
Power
it must be
agent
1000 W
in
556 mm(W) X 320 mm(H) X 438 mm(D)
Consumption
Microwave
1400 Watts
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