LG | MS-264W | LG MS-264W Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MS-264W
Precautions
Precautions to avoid
You cannot
operate your
oven
cooking activity
any
microwave
It is
oven
important
Do not
food
or
Do not
oven
place
safety
when the door is
interlocks
When
switch off
oven,
a
evidence of
which in the
opened;
case
of
tamper with the safety interlocks.
object
any
between the
oven
cleaner residue to accumulate
operate your
(2) hinges
interlocks
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
not to
door closes
safety
automatically
with the door open due to the
built into the door mechanism. These
oven
properly
and latches
if it is
on
front face and the door
sealing
damaged.
and that there is
(broken
or
It is
no
or
particularly important
damage to
loosened), (3)
the:
that the
(1) door(bent),
door seals and
oven
service
sealing
should not be
adjusted
or
repaired by
anyone
except qualified
Warning
Please
2
heating liquids,
the
overheating
To
bubbling.
e.g. soups,
sauces
and
beverages
liquid beyond boiling point
This could result in
a
in your microwave
can occur
sudden boil
without
over
of the hot
prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken:
1
Avoid
2
Do not overheat.
3
Stir the
sided containers with
using straight
through
4 After
them
personnel.
over
liquid.
to excessive microwave energy.
narrow
necks.
allow
surfaces.
surfaces.
Your
possible exposure
ensure cooking times are correctly set as
cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire
and subsequent damage to your oven.
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
time, stir
or
shake
temperature of them before
(especially,
contents of
feeding
bottles and
jars).
Be careful when
handling
the container.
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.
Contents
Precautions
How the Microwave Oven Works
2
Contents
Microwaves
are a
form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
microwave energy.
turntable
or
tray is located
cooking
area
through openings inside the
at the bottom of the
oven.
oven.
A
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
hot from the heat
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get
generated by the
food.
Your microwave
appliance
oven
is one of the safest of all home
6
Child Lock
7
Micro Power
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
4~5
Unpacking
Installing
Setting the Clock
ordinary daylight.
through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. Microwave ovens,
however, have a magnetron which is designed to make use of the energy in
microwaves. Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to created
These microwaves enter the
3
&
-
reference
safe Utensils
Food characteristics & Microwave
cooking
Questions & Answers
Plug Wiring
Information/Technical
19
20
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
&
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
has not been
oven
damaged during delivery.
oven
and
place
it
on a
Place the
flat level
surface.
more
oven
in the level location of your choice with
than 85cm
30cm of space
on
the
top
of the surface to
can
damage
the
oven
there is at least
rear
for proper
should be at least 8cm from the
prevent tipping.
An exhaust outlet is located
outlet
sure
and 10cm at the
ventilation. The front of the
edge
but make
height
on
top
or
side of the
oven.
Blocking
the
oven.
GLASS TRAY
ROTATING RING
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
4
Plug
your
Make
oven
sure
your
into
connected to the socket. If your
properly, unplug
a
oven
standard household socket.
Open
is the
Place the ROTATING RING inside the
only appliance
does not
oven
oven
the GLASS TRAY
operate
it from the electrical socket and then
your
plug
door
on
by pulling
the DOOR HANDLE.
oven
and
place
top.
it
back in.
Fill
a
300 ml
(1/2 pint)
of water. Place
the GLASS TRAY and close the
have any doubts about what
use
please
refer to page 20.
oven
type of container
to
When it reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS.
START button
on
door. If you
The DISPLAY will count down from 3 minutes.
Press the
microwave safe container with
six times to set
the
3 minutes of
your
cooking
time.
oven
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 each
time you press the button.
Your
oven
will start
before you have finished
the sixth press; don't
worry this is normal.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
5
Setting the
You
Clock
can
set either 12 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
12 hour
clock, Press CLOCK once
more.
If you want to
you have to
change different option after setting clock,
unplug and plug it back in.)
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.
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
prevents
has
a
safety feature that
running of the oven.
accidental
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.
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.
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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
MICRO key will select a different power
Press MICRO twice to select
"720" appears
on
the
80%(720W)
display.
level.
Press
POWER
HIGH
(MAX)
8
Power
%
MICRO
time
Output
100% 900W
MEDIUM
HIGH
times 80% 720W
MEDIUM
times 60% 540W
DEFROST( )
MEDIUM LOW
times 40% 360W
LOW
times 20% 180W
Press 1 MIN five times.
Press 10 SEC three times.
Press START.
power.
oven as
described earlier
Your microwave
The
Micro Power
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
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(Max)
80%
720W
60%
540W
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
40%
20%
360W(
)
180W
cream
yeast dough
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Two stage
In the
following example
food for 11 minutes
Cooking
on
I will show you how to cook
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
(You
can
stage
2
once
stage1.
power.)
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 MICRO four times to select 360 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
omit this process for HIGH
Press MICRO
some
HIGH; the second will cook for
food in two
35 minutes
on
stages.
360.
The first
stages will
cook your
In the
following example
I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking
on
Quick
high power.
Start
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The QUICK START feature allows you to
Press START four times to select 2 minutes
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
Your
cooking
with
a
oven
on
HIGH power.
will start before you have finished the fourth press.
touch of the START key.
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend
minutes by repeatedly pressing the START key.
the
cooking
time up to 10
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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
BOILED POTATO
time
FRESH VEGETABLE
times
FROZEN VEGETABLE
times
Press MORE five times to enter 0.6
Press START.
12
kg.
vegetable.
0.6kg
of fresh
vegetable.
FOOD CATEGORY
FOOD TEMP.
UTENSILS
WEIGHT LIMIT
INSTRUCTIONS
Wash, dry and prick potato with
1. BOILED POTATO
Room
temp.
Glass tray
0.1kg~1.0kg
Place
Room
temp.
Glass tray
0.2kg~0.8kg
3. FROZEN
VEGETABLE
Frozen
Glass tray
0.2kg~0.8kg
fork several times. Place the
centre of the
glass
tray.
After
2. FRESH VEGETABLE
a
potato with three pieces of paper towel in the
(e.g.
Cooking,
let stand covered with foil for 5 minutes.
prepared vegetables into
dish).
a
suitable sized container
casserole
Add 30 ml water per 200 g
vegetables.
After
Cooking,
let stand for 3 minutes.
Place
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
Auto
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 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.
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
a
suitable microwave
of meat
or
poultry
proof
with flat
container and
pieces
place
uncovered
of aluminum foil. This will
on
the
prevent
glass turntable.
thin
areas
becoming
warm
during defrosting.
Ensure the
walls.
oven
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
Category
Meat
meat and whole chickens should STAND for
Weight Limit
0.1
4.0
~
kg
minimum of 1 hour before
cooking.
Utensil
Microwave
ware
(Flat plate)
Poultry
a
Food
Meat
Minced
beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger
Lamp chops,
Rolled roast,
Sausage, Cutlets(.2cm)
Fish
Turn food
After
over
at
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.
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Quick
Use this function to thaw
only 0.5kg of Minced meat very quickly.
require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example
defrost 0.5kg of frozen minced meat.
This will
Defrost
will show you how to
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight the
metallic ties
the
Your
oven
defrost
has
a
microwave
setting (MEAT).
quick
oven
food that you
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
remove
any
and close
door.
Press QUICK DEFROST.
The
oven
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
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QUICK DEFROST GUIDE
Use this function to defrost
Remove the meat
completely
oven, turn the mince
cover
quickly
over
for minced meet.
from its wrapping. Place the mince onto
and return to the microwave
with foil and allow to stand 5-15 minutes
Category
Minced Meat
Weight
0.5kg
or
until
oven.
a
microwave-safe
completely
When
beeps,
at this
point
remove
remove
the mince from the microwave
the mince from the microwave oven,
thawed.
Utensil
Microwave
plate.
Press start to continue. At the end of the program
Instructions
ware
(Flat plate)
Minced meat
Turn food
After
over
at
defrosting,
beep.
let stand for 5-15 minutes.
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More
or
Less
In the
following example I will show you how to change
a longer or shorter cooking time.
the preset MICRO POWER COOKING
programmes for
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
decrease
Set the
required
MICRO POWER COOKING programme.
the MICRO
cooking
Press START.
time
the
MORE/LESS
key.
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
cooking may result in FIRE and
set as over
subsequent DAMAGE to
1
Important safety instructions
carefully and keep for future reference
ensure
Read
the OVEN.
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
use
of serious
oven
damage
wet newspapers,
4
use.
empty. It is best
The water will
accidentally
Do not
use
6
Do not
use
cause
glass of
for the purpose of dehumidification. It can be the cause
safety. (ex. Operating the microwave oven with the
or
newspaper in
place
of paper towels for
metal twist ties. Metal
serious
Do not
objects
in the
cause
with
oven
microwave energy
which
a
or
may arc, which
kitchen
cause
breakage
or
Small amounts of food
require
times
may overheat and burn.
are
allowed
they
shorter
just
cooking
or
after
cooking.
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heating
This
time. If normal
door
oven
or
door seals
are damaged, the oven must not be
repaired by a qualified service technician.
until it has been
If smoke is
observed, switch off
and
the
keep
or disconnect the oven from the power
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
oven
or
cooked in
disposable
containers of
paper or other combustible materials, check the oven
the possibility of the food container is deteriorating.
Only
allow children to
instructions have been
use
the
given
oven
so
without
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Liquids or
are
improper
adequate
the
oven
in
a
use.
they
explode.
operate the
microwave
qualified
when
use
other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since
liable to
21 Do not
plastic,
frequently due to
supervision
that the child is able to
safe way and understands the hazards of
leakage.
it in water
If the
18 When food is heated
may
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
by placing
damage.
plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting.
though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film,
heating or cooking.
supply
can
a napkin or any other
edges of the oven, which
oven.
Remove the
for
17
towel,
or
Note
use
silver) inlays. Always
potatoes, apples or any such fruit
attempt deep fat frying in your
operated
use
Do not rinse the turntable
may
Do not
damage.
operate the
Do not
oven
cm or more
to avoid accidental
14
15
skin of
placed,
Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
16
cooking.
and char. Do not
of
Before
which it is
13
portable electric devices, etc.)
wooden containers.
place the oven so
edge of the surface
the appliance.
cooking, pierce the
vegetable.
of
clothes, toys, pet
the front of the door is 8
on
tipping
water in
absorb all microwave
safely
obstruction between the door and the front
10
a
Be certain to
behind the
12
a
started.
They may heat-up
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold
remove
9
to leave
by
wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book
instructions, for the food you are cooking.
5
8
be undertaken
Do not cook food
contains
7
is
oven
the
when
oven
Repairs should only
11
oven, if the door seals and
oven are
faulty,
until the
oven
adjacent parts of the
repaired by a
has been
service technician.
22 Check the utensils
are
suitable for
use
in microwave
ovens
before
use.
19
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never
use
metal
microwave
or
metal trimmed utensils in your
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
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.
plates
kinds of dinner-ware
manufacturer's literature
or
are
microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
perform the
they
However, be
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
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
cooking bags
Provided
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
be used to hold foods that
can
are
to be
quickly
reheated. However,
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the
foods will
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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
cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
makes a big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold
butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with
ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range
of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains under-cooked at the
lower end of the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook your food beyond
the maximum time given, according to personal preference. The governing
philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be conservative in giving
cooking times. While overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes,
particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed
from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When
allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the
oven as the heat trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels
inward. If the food is left in the oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer
portions will become overcooked or even burnt. You will become increasingly skilful
in estimating both cooking and standing times for various foods.
Many
Density
factors affect
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
or
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.
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
penetrate only about
the heat
2.cm into
food, the interior portion of thick foods
generated
on
the outside travels inward.
Only the
are
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
as
outer
.
microwave.
Covering
A
cover
traps heat and
microwave
cling
steam which
film with
a corner
causes
food to cook
folded back to
more
quickly.
Use
a
lid
or
prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and
poultry
that
fat. Food that
are
flavour of the
recipe
are
cooked fifteen minutes
cooked for
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
a
period
is not altered.
Covering with greaseproof paper
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering
because it makes
Arranging
and
a
looser
if
placed
stack foods
on
a
lid
or
and helps food retain some heat. But
clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
spacing
Individual foods such
evenly
than
cover
as
in the
top of
baked
oven an
one
potatoes, small cakes and hors d'oeuvres will heat more
distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
equal
another.
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
evenly.
roasts and whole chickens should be turned
It is also
a
good
that the
so
idea to turn cut up chicken and
top
spillovers will
chops.
cloth to
Since microwaves
are
attracted to the outside
portions of meat, poultry and
portions will receive the most
thicker
portion
fish to the outer
of
food, it makes sense to place
of the
keep
dish. This way,
microwave energy and the food will cook evenly.
edge
baking
Strips
of aluminium foil
of square and
much foil and
(which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or edges
rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too
make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause 'arcing' in the oven.
can
2
or
dense foods
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
with
control
Piercing
Foods enclosed in
a
Testing
shell, skin
or
membrane
include
likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
are
so
quickly
in
a
microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
left in the microwave until
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 50F (30C)
and 150F (80C) 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
3
dry.
by
assure a
Do not
hand
walls and between seal and door
a
damp
cloth
away. Crumbs and
right
lengthen cooking
times. Use
or
seal. Remove greasy spatters with
detergent
or
panel,
oven
oven
a
humidity
4
immediately by
conditions and in
or
damage to
the
no
a
oven
dry
from
glass tray
way indicates
kept
openings.
and
cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after
when the microwave
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
operating parts inside the
accidentally starting,
around the outside of the
occur
The door and door seals should be
then
soapy cloth
a
abrasive cleaners. The
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 to
in the dishwasher.
or
the outside of the
soft cloth
tight
harsh
use
If steam accumulates inside
with
if cooked
Food cooks
are
a
oven
spillovers with
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
the underside
and centre of the foods.
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
up
crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is
clean to
be washed
Keep
wipe
Clean the outside of your
Elevating
Thick
area
then rinse and
Shielding
clean
absorb microwave energy and
wipe out
this
oven
spilled liquids stick to
or
surface. It is best to
and
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
thicker
inside of the
Food spatters
over
tall foods such
Keep the
wiped frequently with
a
damp
cloth.
Questions &
Answers
Q What's wrong when the
A
There may be several
Light bulb has blown
light will not glow?
why the oven light will
Q Is it possible to pop
oven
reasons
not
A
glow.
Yes, if using
1
2
Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing
No. The
holes,
or
ports,
microwave energy
in
a
microwave oven?
below
Door is not closed
A
corn
of the two methods described
one
are
made to allow
light 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
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
WarningThis
appliance
The wires in this mains lead
following
BLUE
are
Technical
must be earthed
colored in accordance with the
MS-264W
codes
Neutral
~
BROWN
~
Power
Live
GREEN & YELLOW
~
Earth
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
correspond with the coloured
plug proceed as follows:
appliance may
markings identifying the terminals
in your
900 W
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
If the
supply
cord is
or
order to avoid
a
damaged,
its service
or
or a
replaced by the
similarly qualified person
.
it must be
agent
in
hazard;
For Singapore If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a
special cord or assembly available from the manufacturer or its service
agent.
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Consumption
Microwave
(IEC60705 rating standard)
2,450 MHz
Frequency
Outside Dimension
Power
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
manufacturer
230 V AC /50Hz
Input
Output
Microwave
not
Specification
512mm(W)
X
307mm(H)
X
1,300 Watts
420mm(D)
P/No: 3828W5A2850
Printed in Korea
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