LG CG-2872BC, MG-5684BC User guide

LG CG-2872BC, MG-5684BC User guide
MICROWAVE/GRILL OVEN
OWNER’S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
CG-2872BC
P/No. : MFL31175001
Precautions
Precautions to avoid possible exposure to excessive microwave energy.
When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your microwave
oven, delayed eruptive boiling can occur without evidence of bubbling. This
could result in a sudden boil over of the hot liquid. To prevent this possibility
the following steps should be taken:
You cannot operate your oven with the door open due to the safety interlocks
built into the door mechanism. These safety interlocks automatically switch off
any cooking activity when the door is opened; which in the case of a
microwave oven could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
1 Avoid using straight sided containers with narrow necks.
Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow
food or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
2 Do not overheat.
3 Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and again halfway
through the heating time.
Do not operate your oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the
oven door closes properly and that there is no damage to the: (1) door(bent),
(2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals and sealing
surfaces.
4 After heating, allow to stand in the oven for a short time, stir or shake
them(especially the contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars) again
carefully and check the temperature of them before consumption to avoid
burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars).
Be careful when handling the container.
Your oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified
service personnel.
Warning
Warning
Always allow food to stand after being cooked by
microwaves and check the temperature of them
before consumption. Especially contents of feeding
bottles and baby food jars.
Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as
over cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire
and subsequent damage to your oven.
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Contents
Precautions
Contents
Unpacking & Installing
Method to use accessories as per mode
Setting the Clock
Child Lock
Micro Power Cooking
Micro Power Level
Quick Start
Auto Cook
Auto Defrost
Steam Cook (Manual)
Grill Cooking
Combination Cooking
Auto Grill Cook
Steam Chef (Auto)
More or Less Cooking
Heating or Reheating Guide
Fresh Vegetable Guide
Grill Cooking Guide
Defrosting Guide
Crisping Tray Cooking Guide
Steam Cooking Guide
Important safety instructions
Microwave - safe Utensils
Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Questions & Answers
IEC test manual
Plug Wiring Information/Technical Specifications
How the Microwave Oven Works
Microwaves are a form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
ordinary daylight. Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. Microwave ovens,
however, have a magnetron which is designed to make use of the energy in
microwaves. Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to created
microwave energy.
These microwaves enter the cooking area through openings inside the oven.
A turntable or tray is located at the bottom of the oven. Microwaves cannot
pass through metal walls of the oven, but they can penetrate such materials
as glass, porcelain and paper, the materials out of which microwave-safe
cooking dishes are constructed.
Microwaves do not heat cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually
get hot from the heat generated by the food.
A very safe appliance
Your microwave oven is one of the safest of all home
appliances. When the door is opened, the oven
automatically stops producing microwaves. Microwave
energy is converted completely to heat when it enters
food, leaving no “left over” energy to harm you when
you eat your food.
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Unpacking &
Installing
By following the basic steps on these two pages you will be able to quickly check that your oven is operating
correctly. Please pay particular attention to the guidance on where to install your oven. When unpacking your
oven make sure you remove all accessories and packing. Check to make sure that your oven has not been
damaged during delivery.
Place the oven in the level location of your choice with
more than 85cm height but make sure there is at least
30cm of space on the top and 10cm at the rear for proper
ventilation. The front of the oven should be at least 8cm from the
edge of the surface to prevent tipping.
An exhaust outlet is located on top or side of the oven. Blocking the
outlet can damage the oven.
Unpack your oven and place it on a flat level
surface.
STEAMER
HIGH RACK
STEAM COVER
STEAM PLATE
LOW RACK
GLASS TRAY
ROTATING RING
STEAM WATER
BOWL
(METAL TRAY)
Caution:
– Be sure to use accessories refer to cook
guide.
– Never use High rack, Low rack, Steam
cover, Steam water bowl and Steam
plate alone in Microwave mode
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
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Plug your oven into a standard household socket.
Make sure your oven is the only appliance
connected to the socket. If your oven does not operate
properly, unplug it from the electrical socket and then
plug it back in.
Fill a microwave safe container with
300 ml (1/2 pint) of water. Place on
the GLASS TRAY and close the oven door. If you
have any doubts about what type of container to
use please refer to page 36.
Open your oven door by pulling the DOOR HANDLE.
Place the ROTATING RING inside the oven and place the
GLASS TRAY on top.
Press the STOP
button, and
press the START
button once
30
to set 30
Seconds
seconds of
cooking time.
You will hear a BEEP when
you press the button.
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The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds.
When it reaches End it will sound BEEPS.
Open the oven door and test the temperature of the
water. If your oven is operating the water should be
warm. Be careful when removing the container it may
be hot.
Method to use accessories as per mode
Microwave
Grill
Combination
Steam Cover
Steam Plate
Steam Water Bowl
Steam Plate +
Steam Water Bowl
Steamer (Assembly)
High Rack
Low Rack
Glass Tray
Caution: Be sure to use accessories refer to cook guide.
: Acceptable
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: Not Acceptable
You can set either 12 hour clock or 24 hour clock.
In the following example I will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when using the 24 clock.
Make sure that you have removed all packaging from your oven.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier
in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
When your oven is plugged in for the
first time or when power resumes after a
power cut, a ‘0’ will be shown in the
display; you will have to reset the clock.
If the clock (or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven from the electrical socket and plug
it back in and reset the clock.
Press CLOCK once.
(If you want to use different option, Press CLOCK once more.
If you want to change different option after setting clock, you have to
unplug and plug it back in.)
Turn DIAL until display shows “14:00”.
Press CLOCK (or START ) for hour confirmation.
Turn DIAL until display shows “14:35”.
Press CLOCK (or START ).
The clock starts counting.
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Setting the
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 use any functions and no
cooking can take place.
However your child can still open the
oven door.
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” appears on the display and
BEEP sounds.
The CHILD LOCK is now set.
The time will disappear on the display but will reappear on
the display a few seconds later.
If any button is pressed, “L” will appear on the display
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” disappears.
You will hear BEEP when it’s released.
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In the following example I will show you how to cook some food on 80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described
earlier in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your oven has five microwave Power
settings.
POWER
%
Turn DIAL to select the 720W.
Power Output
HIGH
MAX
100%
900W
MEDIUM
HIGH
80%
720W
MEDIUM
60%
540W
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
40%
360W
LOW
20%
180W
Turn DIAL until display shows “5:30”.
Press START.
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Micro Power
Cooking
Micro Power
Level
POWER LEVEL
Your microwave oven is equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
The table below shows the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this
microwave oven.
USE
POWER LEVEL
(%)
POWER OUTPUT
HIGH
* Boil Water
* Brown minced beef
* Cook poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
* Cook tender cuts of meat
100%
900W
MEDIUM HIGH
* All reheating
* Roast meat and poultry
* Cook mushrooms and shellfish
* Cook foods containing cheese and eggs
80%
720W
MEDIUM
* Bake cakes and scones
* Prepare eggs
* Cook custard
* Prepare rice, soup
60%
540W
DEFROST/
MEDIUM LOW
* All thawing
* Melt butter and chocolate
* Cook less tender cuts of meat
40%
360W
LOW
* Soften butter & cheese
* Soften ice cream
* Raise yeast dough
20%
180W
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In the following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking on high power.
Press STOP/CLEAR .
The QUICK START feature allows you to
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
cooking with a touch of the START
button.
Press START four times to select 2 minutes on HIGH power.
Your oven will start before you have finished the fourth press.
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking time by repeatedly
pressing the START button.
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Quick
Start
Auto
Cook
In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6kg of fresh vegetable.
Press STOP/CLEAR .
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
your favorite food easily by selecting the
food type and entering the weight of the
food.
Category
Press AUTO COOK twice to select Fresh vegetable.
Press
AUTO COOK
JACKET POTATO
time
FRESH VEGETABLE
times
FROZEN VEGETABLE
times
RICE
times
POPCORN
times
CHILLED PIZZA
times
SAUCE
times
CURRY
times
Turn DIAL until display shows “0.6”.
Press START.
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Manual Cook
FOOD CATEGORY
WEIGHT LIMIT
UTENSILS
FOOD TEMP.
JACKET POTATO
0.1 kg ~ 1.0 kg
On glass tray
Room
Choose medium sized potatoes 170 -200g.
Wash and dry potatoes. Pierce the potatoes several times with fork. Place the
potatoes on the glass tray. Adjust weight and press start. After cooking,
remove the potatoes from the oven. Let stand covered with foil for 5 minutes.
FRESH VEGETABLE
0.2 kg ~ 0.8 kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Room
Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with wrap. After cooking, stir and allow to stand for 2 minutes.
Add amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg - 0.4kg : 2 Tablespoon
** 0.5kg - 0.8kg : 4 Tablespoon
FROZEN
VEGETABLE
0.2 kg ~ 0.8 kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Frozen
Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with wrap. After cooking, stir and allow to stand for 2 minutes.
Add amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg - 0.4kg : 2 Tablespoon
** 0.5kg - 0.8kg : 4 Tablespoon
0.1 kg ~ 0.3 kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Room
Wash rice. Darin water.
Place rice & boiling water in a deep and large bowl.
RICE
INSTRUCTIONS
Weight
100g
200g
300g
Cover
Boiling water
200ml
330ml
480ml
Yes / Vent corner
** Rice -- After cooking, stand covered for 5 minutes or until
water is absorbed.
POPCORN
100 g
Bag
On glass tray
Room
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Use popcorn product for microwave oven.
Remove plastic overwrap. Place unfolded bag on the glass tray.
(Follow the package directions) After popping, remove bag from the
oven.
CAUTION : Product is HOT! Open bag carefully by pulling
diagonally on corners.
FOOD CATEGORY
CHILLED PIZZA
WEIGHT LIMIT
UTENSILS
FOOD TEMP.
0.1 kg ~ 0.4 kg
Microwaveflat dish
Refrigerated
INSTRUCTIONS
This function is for reheating leftover chilled pizza. Place chilled
pizza on the flat dish.
After heating, stand for 1-2 minutes.
SAUCE
0.2 kg ~ 0.6 kg
Microwavesafe bowl
Room
Pour the sauce into a microwave-safe bowl.
Cover wiPth lid or plastic wrap.
After heating, stir. Stand for 2 minutes with cover.
And then stir again.
CURRY
0.2 kg ~ 0.8 kg
Microwavesafe dish
Room
Pour curry into the microwave-safe dish. Cover.
Place dish on the glass tray.
After reheating, stir and then stand for 1-2 minutes with cover.
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The temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking
commences. Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be
completely thawed before cooking. 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 1.4 Kg of frozen poultry.
Auto
Defrost
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weight the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close the
oven door.
Press AUTO DEFROST twice to select the POULTRY defrosting programme.
Your oven has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY, FISH and
BREAD; each defrost category has
different power settings. Repeated
presses of the AUTO DEFROST button
will select a different setting.
Enter the weight of the frozen food that you are about to defrost.
Turn DIAL until display shows “1.4”.
Category
Press
DEFROST
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
times
BREAD
times
Press START.
During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After
checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
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AUTO WEIGHT DEFROST GUIDE
* Food to be defrosted should be in a suitable microwave proof container and place uncovered on the glass turntable.
* If necessary, shield small areas of meat or poultry with flat pieces of aluminum foil. This will prevent thin areas
becoming warm during defrosting. Ensure the foil does not touch the oven walls.
* Separate items like minced meat and chops as soon as possible.
* When BEEP, at this point remove the food from the microwave oven, turn the food over and return to the microwave oven. Press start to continue. At the end
of the program, remove the food from the microwave oven, cover with foil and allow to stand until completely thawed. To thaw completely , for example joints
of meat and whole chickens should STAND for a minimum of 1 hour before cooking.
Category
Weight Limit
Meat
0.1 ~ 4.0 kg
Poultry
Utensil
Microwave ware
(Flat plate)
Fish
Food
Meat
Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger
Lamb chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets(2cm)
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 5-15 minutes.
Poultry
Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg)
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 20-30 minutes.
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 10-20 minutes.
Bread
0.1 ~ 0.5 kg
Paper towel
or flat plate
Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc.
Separate slices and place between paper towel or flat plate.
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 1-2 minutes.
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In the following example I will show you how to steam cook for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Press STOP/CLEAR .
Press STEAM MANUAL COOK once.
STEAM COVER
STEAM PLATE
STEAM WATER
BOWL
(METAL TRAY)
Turn DIAL until display shows “5:30”.
Press START.
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Steam
Cook (Manual)
Grill
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to use the grill to cook some food for 12 minutes and 30 seconds.
Press STOP/CLEAR .
This feature will allow you to brown and
crisp food quickly.
Turn KNOB to select the GRILL mode.
Turn DIAL until display shows “12:30”.
Press START.
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Combination
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with combi mode Co-3 for a cooking time
of 25 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR .
Turn KNOB to select the Combi-3 mode.
Your oven has a combination cooking
feature which allows you to cook food
with heater and microwave at the same
time or alternately. This generally means
it takes less time to cook your food.
The heater grills the surface of the food
while microwave heats inside.
Moreover, preheating your oven is not
necessary.
Turn DIAL until display shows “25:00”.
Press START.
Be careful when removing your food because the container will be hot!
Combination Cooking Mode
CATEGORY
Co-1
Co-2
Co-3
MICRO POWER (%)
20
40
60
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HEATER POWER (%)
80
60
40
Auto Grill
Cook
In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6kg of lasagne.
Press STOP/CLEAR .
AUTO GRILL COOK allows you to cook
most of your favorite food easily by
selecting the food type and entering the
weight of the food.
Press AUTO GRILL COOK twice to select lasagne.
Turn DIAL until display shows “0.6”.
Category
Press
AUTO COOK
GRATIN
time
LASAGNA
times
GRILLED SHRIMP
times
ROAST BEEF
times
ROAST LAMB
times
CHICKEN PIECES
times
Press START.
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FOOD CATEGORY
GRATIN
WEIGHT LIMIT
UTENSILS
FOOD TEMP.
0.5 kg ~ 1.2 kg
Low tray
Room
INSTRUCTIONS
Use this key to cook home made Gratins. Place food on the low rack.
After cooking, remove from the oven and stand for 1~2 minutes.
* Potato Gratin *
Ingredients
400g potatoes
100g onions(cut into thin slices)
2/3 tablespoon butter
350g white sauce
80g shredded mozzarella cheese
Salt, black pepper
(White Sauce)
3 tablespoon butter, 5 tablespoon flour, 2 cups of milk
Place butter in a large bowl. Microwave at HIGH until butter
melts. Add flour and microwave for 2 minutes at HIGH.
Add milk, salt and black pepper. Microwave at HIGH for15
minutes. (During cooking, stir several times.)
Method
1.Bake potatoes with Jacket Potato Function. And then peel and
slice into small size. Add salt, pepper.
2.Combine onions and butter in a bowl. Microwave at HIGH for
2 minutes.
3.Place one third of the white sauce in gratin dish. Add potatoes,
onions. Cover with the rest of the white sauce.
4.Sprinkle with cheese. Place on low rack on the glass tray.
After cooking, stand for 2~3 minutes.
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FOOD CATEGORY
WEIGHT LIMIT
UTENSILS
FOOD TEMP.
INSTRUCTIONS
LASAGNA
0.3 kg ~ 0.6 kg
Low rack
Refrigerated
REMOVE CARTON & PROTECTIVE FILM ON DINNER.
Place on the low rack. After cooking, remove from the oven and let
stand for 1-2 minutes.
GRILLED SHRIMP
0.1 kg ~ 0.6 kg
high rack
Refrigerated
Clean and dry. Place on the high rack.
The oven will beep, turn food over and press start to continue.
After cooking, remove from the oven. And serve.
ROAST BEEF
0.5 kg ~ 1.5 kg
Low rack
Refrigerated
Brush the beef with melted margarine or butter. Place on the
low rack on the metal tray. The oven will beep, turn food over and press
start to continue.
After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes before serving.
ROAST LAMB
0.5 kg ~ 1.5 kg
Low rack
Refrigerated
Brush the lamb with melted margarine or butter. Place on the
low rack on the metal tray. The oven will beep, turn food over and
press start to continue.
After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes before
serving.
CHICKEN PIECES
0.2 kg ~ 0.8 kg
Low rack
Refrigerated
Wash and dry skin. Brush the chicken legs with melted
margarine or butter. Place on the high rack on the glass tray.
The oven will beep, turn food over and press start to continue.
After cooking, stand covered with foil for 2-5 minutes.
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In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6kg of fresh vegetable(large cut).
Press STOP/CLEAR .
CAUTION
1. Always use oven gloves when removing a STEAMER from the
oven. It’s very hot.
2. Do not put a hot STEAMER on a glass table or a place easy to be
melted after cooking. Always make sure to use a pad or tray.
3. Be sure to put water before use when you cook it using STEAMER
4. Be careful when you move the STEAMER with water
5. When you use the STEAMER, the steam cover and steam water
bowl should be set perfectly right. The eggs or the chestnut would
be exploding without setting the steam cover and steam water
bowl.
Press STEAM COOK twice to select Fresh vegetable(large cut).
Turn DIAL until display shows “0.6”.
This feature allows you steamed cook. The five Steam Chef features
provide pre-programmed cooking time. you do not need to set either
the cooking time or power level. You can adjust the number of servings
by pressing the select buttons. First, place the food in the center of the
Steam plate above in the Steam water bowl and close the Steam
cover.
Category
Press
AUTO COOK
VEGETABLE
(SMALL CUT)
time
VEGETABLE
(LARGE CUT)
times
SEAFOOD
times
CHICKEN BREAST
times
EGG
times
Press START.
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Steam
Chef (Auto)
FOOD CATEGORY
VEGETABLE
(SMALL CUT)
WEIGHT LIMIT
UTENSILS
FOOD TEMP.
0.2 kg ~ 0.8 kg
Steam water
bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
(Water:300ml)
INSTRUCTIONS
Clean the vegetables and cut into similar sized pieces. Pour 300ml tap
water into the steam water bowl. Place the steam plate on the steam water
bowl. Place the prepared vegetables on the steam plate. Cover with the
steam cover. Place the steam water bowl on the center of the glass tray.
After steaming, stand for 3-5 minutes in the oven.
-Sliced carrots, sliced potatoes, pepper, courgettes, cauliflower florets
and broccoli florets. Tomatoes(small size)
VEGETABLE
(LARGE CUT)
0.2 kg ~ 0.8 kg
Steam water
bowl
Room
(Water:300ml)
Steam plate
Steam cover
Clean the vegetables and cut into similar sized pieces. Pour 300ml tap
water into the steam water bowl. Place the steam plate on the steam water
bowl. Place the prepared vegetables on the steam plate. Cover with the
steam cover. Place the steam water bowl on the center of the glass tray.
After steaming, stand for 3-5 minutes in the oven.
-Potato cut into half, Cabbage cut into quarters
Whole cauliflower, Corn on the cob
SEAFOOD
0.1 kg ~ 0.6 kg
Steam water
bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Refrigerated
(Water:300ml)
Clean the food. Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water
bowl. Place the steam plate on the steam water bowl. Place the
prepared food on the steam plate. Cover with the steam cover.
Place the steam water bowl on the center of the glass tray.
After steaming, stand for 3-5 minutes in the oven.
- Fish fillets, fish steak, whole fish, shrimp, crab, clam
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FOOD CATEGORY
CHICKEN BREAST
WEIGHT LIMIT
UTENSILS
FOOD TEMP.
0.2 kg ~ 0.8 kg
Steam water
bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Refrigerated
(Water:300ml)
INSTRUCTIONS
Clean the food. Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water
bowl. Place the steam plate on the steam water bowl. Place the
prepared chicken on the steam plate. Cover with steam cover.
Place the steam water bowl on the center of the glass tray.
After steaming, stand for 3-5 minutes in the oven.
- Chicken breasts, Turkey breasts
EGG
2-9 eggs
Steam water
bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Refrigerated
(Water:300ml)
Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water bowl.
Place the steam plate on the steam water bowl. Place the eggs on the
steam plate. Cover with the steam cover.
Place the steam water bowl on the center of the glass tray.
After steaming, stand for 3-5 minutes in the oven.
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More or Less
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to change the preset AUTO COOK programmes for a
longer or shorter cooking time.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Set the required AUTO COOK programme.
If you find that your food is over or
undercooked when using the AUTO
COOK programme, you can increase or
decrease cooking time by turning DIAL.
Select weight of food.
When cooking with auto and manual
function, you can lengthen or shorten the
cooking time at any point by turning
DIAL.
There is no need to stop the cooking
process.
Turn DIAL clockwise.
The cooking time will increase by 10 seconds for each press of the key.
Press START.
Turn DIAL counterclockwise.
The cooking time will decrease by 10 seconds for each press of the key.
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To heat or reheat successfully in the microwave, it is important to follow several guidelines. Measure the amount of
food in order to determine the time needed to reheat. Arrange the food in a circular pattern for best results. Room
temperature food will heat faster than refrigerated food. Canned foods should be taken out of the can and placed in a
microwavable container. The food will be heated more evenly if covered with a microwavable lid or vented plastic
wrap. Remove cover carefully to prevent steam burns. Use the following chart as a guide for reheating cooked food.
Item
Cook time
(at HIGH)
Special Instructions
Item
Heating or Reheating
Guide
Cook time
(at HIGH)
Special Instructions
Sliced meat
3 slices
(0.5cm thick)
11/2~21/2 minutes Place sliced meat on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
• Note: Gravy or sauce helps to keep meat juicy.
Chicken pieces
1 breast
1 leg and thigh
2~31/2 minutes Place chicken pieces on microwavable plate.
11/2~21/2 minutes Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Fish fillet
(170-230g)
1~2 1/2minutes Place fish on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Lasagne
1 serving(300g)
41/2~7 minutes Place lasagne on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Rice
1 cup
4 cups
Casserole
1 cup
4 cups
11/2~3 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
5~71/2minutes Stir once halfway through cooking.
Sandwich roll or bun
20~35 seconds Wrap in paper towel and place on glass tray.
1 roll
Casserole
cream or cheese
1 cup
4 cups
Sloppy Joe or
Barbecued beef
1 sandwich
(1/2 cup meat filling)
without bun
11/2~3 minutes
4~61/2 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
1~3 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once. Heat bun as directed in chart below.
Mashed potatoes
350g
Baked beans
1 cup
6~7 minutes
(at 540W)
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
2~31/2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Ravioli or pasta in sauce
1 cup
3~41/2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
4 cups
8~111/2minutes Stir once halfway through cooking.
Vegetables
1 cup
4 cups
Soup
1 serving (8 oz.)
11/2~2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
4~6 minutes Stir once halfway through cooking.
11/2~3 minutes
4~6 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
2~3 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Plated meal (1 serving) 121/2~141/2 minutes COOK covered in microwavable dinner plate.
Meat 125g,
(at 540W)
Mashed potato 150g
Carrot, cooked 150g
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Fresh Vegetable
Guide
Vegetable
Cook time
Amount (at HIGH)
Instructions
Standing
Time
Artichokes
(230g each)
2 medium
4 medium
4~ 8
10 ~ 13
Asparagus,
Fresh, Spears
450g
2~6
Add 1 cup water. Cover.
Green Beans
450g
7 ~ 12
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole 2~3 minutes
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
Beats, Fresh
450g
12 ~ 17
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3 minutes
casserole dish. Rearrange halfway
through cooking.
Broccoli, Fresh,
Spears
300g
Cabbage, Fresh,
Chopped
450g
Carrots, Fresh,
Sliced
200g
Cauliflower,
Fresh, Whole
450g
Vegetable
Trim. Add 2 tsp water and 2 tsp juice. 2~3 minutes
Cover.
2~3 minutes
Cook time
Amount (at HIGH)
Instructions
Standing
Time
Corn, Fresh
2 ears
4~8
Husk. Add 2 tbsp water in 1.5 litre
baking dish. Cover.
2~3 minutes
Mushrooms,
Fresh, Sliced
230g
2~3
Place mushrooms in 1.5 litre
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
2~3 minutes
Parsnips, Fresh,
Sliced
450g
3~7
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
2~3 minutes
Peas, Green,
Fresh
4 cups
6~9
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
2~3 minutes
4~8
8~ 12
Pierce potatoes several times with fork. 2~3 minutes
Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
5~7
Place broccoli in baking dish.
Add 1/2 cup water.
2~3 minutes
5~8
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre
2~3 minutes
Sweet Potatoes 2 medium
Whole Baking
4 medium
(170~230g each)
4~6
7 ~ 10
Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
2~3 minutes
White potatoes, 2 potatoes
Whole Baking 4 potatoes
(170~230g each)
Pierce potatoes several times with fork. 2~3 minutes
Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
Spinach, Fresh,
Leaf
450g
5~8
Add 1/2 cup water in 2 litre
casserole dish.
Trim. Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
2~3 minutes
Courgette, Fresh,
Sliced
450g
5~8
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
Courgette, Fresh,
Whole
450g
6~9
Pierce. Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn courgette over and rearrange
halfway through cooking.
3~6
7 ~ 10
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
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2~3 minutes
2~3 minutes
2~3 minutes
Grill Cooking
Guide
Directions for grilling meat on grill
• Trim excess fat from meat. Cut fat, making sure you do not cut into the lean.
(This will stop the fat curling.)
• Arrange on the rack. Brush with melted butter or oil.
• Halfway through, turn the meat over.
Item
Weight
Approx. cooking time
( in minutes)
Beefburgers
50g x 2
100g x 2
13-16
19-23
230g x 2
230g x 2
230g x 2
18-20
22-24
26-28
Beefsteaks
(2.5cm (1”) thick)
Rare
Medium
Well
Lamb chops
(2.5cm (1”) thick)
Directions for grilling fish and seafood
Place fish and seafood on the rack. Whole fish should be scored diagonally on both sides
before grilling. Brush fish and seafood with melted butter, margarine or oil before and
during cooking. This helps stop the fish drying out. Grill for times recommended in the chart.
Whole fish and fish steaks should be carefully turned over halfway through grilling time. If
desired thick fillets can also be turned halfway.
Hints
Item
Weight
Approx. cooking time
( in minutes)
Baste with oil or melted
butter. Thin items should
be placed on the grill
rack. Thick items can be
placed on to a drip
tray. Turn food over
after half the cooking
time.
Fish fillets
1 cm (1/2”) thick
1.5cm (1/2”) thick
230g
230g
17-21
20-24
Fish steaks
2.5 cm (1”) thick
230g
24-28
225-350g each
400g
16-20
24-28
Allow extra time for thick
and oily fish. Turn over
halfway through cooking.
450g
450g
16-20
16-20
Baste well during
cooking. Turn over
halfway through cooking.
Whole fish
Scallops
Prawns uncooked
230g x 2
25-32
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Hints
Brush with melted butter
and turn over halfway
through cooking.
Defrosting Guide
(Defrosting meats tips & techniques)
* You can defrost meats in their original wrapping as long as no metal is present. Remove any metal rings, twist ties, wire or foil. If necessary, shield small areas of meat
or poultry with flat pieces of aluminium foil. This will prevent thin areas becoming warm during defrosting.
Ensure the foil does not touch the oven walls.
* Food to be defrosted should be in a suitable microwave safe container and placed uncovered on the glass turntable.
* Defrost meats only as long as necessary. Separate items like minced meat and chops as soon as possible. Remove defrosted portions and continue to
defrost remaining pieces. It is essential that food is checked during DEFROSTING as different foods vary in their *Whole pieces of meat are ready for standing time as
soon as a fork can be pushed into the center of the meat using moderate pressure. The will still be icy. Allow to stand until completely thawed.
*Defrost meat on defrost mode.
Food
Quantity
Defrosting Time
(Minutes)
Standing Time
(Minutes)
BEEF
Frankfurter
Minced beef
Steak, sirloin
Roast, loin
(boneless)
Patties
450g
500g
450g
1000g
3-5
5-61/2
4-5
9-14
5-10
5-10
5-10
10-15
114gx4
4-6
5-10
Turn over after half the time.
Turn over after half the time, remove thawed portion.
Turn over after half the time. Separate.
Turn over after half the time.
Shield as needed.
Turn over after half the time.
LAMB
Mince
Chops
Roast, loin
(boneless)
500g
500g
500g
4-6
4-7
12-15
5-10
5-10
5-10
Turn over after half the time, remove thawed portion.
Separate and turn over once.
Turn over after half the time. Shield as needed.
POULTRY
Whole chicken
Breasts(with bone)
Drumsticks
Thighs
Wings
1000g
450g
450g
450g
450g
10-18
4-5
6-8
6-8
5-6
10-15
5-10
5-10
5-10
5-10
Turn over after half the time. Shield as needed.
Separate and rearrange once.
Separate and rearrange once.
Separate and rearrange once.
Separate and rearrange once.
FISH & SEAFOOD
Whole fish
Fish fillets
shrimp
450g
500g
250g
5-8
6-9
3-6
5-10
5-10
5-10
Turn over after half the time. Shield as needed.
Separate and rearrange once.
Separate and rearrange once.
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Instructions
Crisping Tray Cooking
Guide
Preheat the crisping tray with the Microwave 100% on the glass tray .
Do not put the crisping tray on the high or low rack.
Follow the times and instructions in the table.
After cooking, the grill and surrounding oven will get very HOT. USE OVEN GLOVES.
Cook Time
(Minutes)
Food
Quantity
Preheat
Time
Frozen pizza
450g
3
M/W 900W
Grill + M/W 180W
5
8-11
Preheat the crisping tray.
Place the frozen pizza on it.
Omelet
3 eggs
3
Grill + M/W 360W
7-8
Combine 3 eggs, 2 tablespoons of milk, and spices. And mix well.
Cut tomato in cubes. Set aside. Preheat the crisping tray.
Place the prepared tomato on the crisping tray. Add the egg mixture
and a little of Grated cheese on top.
Grilled tomato
4 pieces (400g)
3
Grill + M/W 180W
7-8
Cut tomatoes in halves. Set aside. Preheat the crisping tray.
Put the tomatoes on the crisping tray and Add some cheese on top.
Fried Egg(s)
(Sunny side up)
1
2
3
(5ml oil)
Grill + M/W 540W
1/2 -1
11/2 -2
125g
250g
3
(5ml oil)
Grill + M/W 540W
4-5
5-6
Stir Fry
Vegetables
Cook Mode
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Instructions
Oil tray and preheat the crisping tray.
Put the egg(s) on it.
Oil tray and preheat the crisping tray.
Prepare vegetables into bite size pieces.
Place vegetables on the crisping tray.
Stir to coat with oil before cooking.
Cook stirring once.
Food
Frozen
Oven chips
Frozen
Nuggets
(Chicken)
Salmon Steak
Hamburger
patties, fresh
Cook Time
(Minutes)
Quantity
Preheat
Time
Cook Mode
300g
3
Grill + M/W 540W
10-12
Preheat the crisping tray.
Place the frozen oven chips on it.
tray. Turn food over after half of the cooking time.
300g
-
M/W 900W
15-17
Place the frozen oven chips on the crisping
tray. Cover with steam cover.
Turn food over after half of the cooking time.
200g
3
(5ml oil)
Grill + M/W 360W
7-9
Oil tray and preheat the crisping tray.
Put the frozen nuggets on it. Turn food over
after half of the cooking time.
200g
-
M/W 900W
8-12
Place the frozen nuggets on the crisping tray.
Cover with steam cover.
Turn food over after half of the cooking time.
1
(230g)
3
(5ml oil)
Grill + M/W 540W
6-8
Oil tray and preheat the crisping tray.
Put the salmon on it. Turn food over after half of the cooking time.
1
(230g)
M/W 900W
8-12
-
Place the salmon steak on the crisping tray.
Cover with steam cover.
Turn food over after half of the coking time.
Grill+M/W 540W
6-7
Oil tray and preheat the crisping tray.
Prepare the hamburger patties. Place on the crisping tray.
Turn food over if needed.
M/W 900W
7-9
Place the patties on the crisping tray.
Cover with steam cover.
Turn food over after half of the coking time.
240g
(120gx2)
3
(5ml oil)
240g
(120gx2)
-
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Instructions
Steam Cooking
Guide
Pour 500ml tap water into the steam water bowl.
Put the steam plate and place the food on the steam plate. And then cover with the steam cover.
Place the prepared steam water bowl in the center of the glass tray carefully. Keep parallel!.
Food
Quantity
Defrosting Time
(Minutes)
Standing Time
(Minutes)
Whole fish
100-600g
900W(100%)
15-25
Rinse and clean.
Put the prepared food side by side on the steam tray.
Fish fillets
100-600g
900W(100%)
15-25
Put the prepared food side by side on the steam tray.
Sprinkle with 30ml lemon juice and spices.
Pawns
100-600g
900W(100%)
15-25
Rinse and clean.
Put the prepared food side by side on the steam tray.
Chicken
breasts, Fillets
200-600g
900W(100%)
20-25
Rinse and clean.
Put the prepared food side by side on the steam tray.
Eggs,
Hard boiled
2-9 eggs
900W(100%)
17-25
Put the eggs on the small cavities of the steam tray.
Sliced carrots
200g-800g
900W(100%)
13-20
Prepare the carrots. Cut into slices.
Apple
200g-800g
900W(100%)
15-20
Prepare the apples. Cut into slices.
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Instructions
Important safety instructions
Read carefully and keep for future reference
1 Do not attempt to tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to the
door, control panel, safety interlock switches or any other part of the oven.
It is hazardous for anyone to carry out any service or repair operation
which involves the removal of any cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy. Repairs should only be undertaken by a
qualified service technician.
WARNING
Please ensure cooking times are correctly
set as over cooking may result in FIRE and
subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN.
10 Small amounts of food require shorter cooking or heating time. If normal
times are allowed they may overheat and burn.
11 Be certain to place the oven so the front of the door is 8 cm or more
behind the edge of the surface on which it is placed, to avoid accidental
tipping of the appliance.
12 Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes, apples or any such fruit or
vegetable.
2 Do not operate the oven when empty. It is best to leave a glass of water in
the oven when not in use. The water will safely absorb all microwave
energy, if the oven is accidentally started.
13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg
which will burst.
3 Do not dry clothes in the microwave oven, which may become carbonized
or burned if heated too long.
14 Do not attempt deep fat frying in your oven.
15 Remove the plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting.
Note though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film,
for heating or cooking.
4 Do not cook food wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book
contains instructions, for the food you are cooking.
5 Do not use newspaper in place of paper towels for cooking.
16 If the oven door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be
operated until it has been repaired by a qualified service technician.
6 Do not use wooden containers. They may heat-up and char. Do not use
ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always
remove metal twist ties. Metal objects in the oven may arc, which can
cause serious damage.
17 If smoke is observed, switch off or disconnect the oven from the power
supply and keep the oven door closed in order to stifle any flames.
7 Do not operate the oven with a kitchen towel, a napkin or any other
obstruction between the door and the front edges of the oven, which may
cause microwave energy leakage.
18 When food is heated or cooked in disposable containers of plastic,
paper or other combustible materials, check the oven frequently due to
the possibility of ignition.
8 Do not use recycled paper products since they may contain impurities
which may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
19 Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when adequate
instructions have been given so that the child is able to use the oven in a
safe way and understands the hazards of improper use.
9 Do not rinse the turntable by placing it in water just after cooking. This
may cause breakage or damage.
20 Liquids or other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they
are liable to explode.
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Important safety instructions
Read carefully and keep for future reference
21 Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens;
30 Only use the temperature probe recommended for this oven (for
appliances having a facility to use a temperature-sensing probe).
22 When heating food in plastic or paper containers, keep an eye on the
oven due to the possibility of ignition;
31 If heating elements are provided, during use the appliance becomes hot.
Care should be taken to avoid touching heating elements inside the
oven.
23 If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug the appliance and keep the
door closed in order to stifle any flames;
32 The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm
persons without supervision.
24 Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed eruptive boiling,
therefore care must be taken when handing the container;
25 The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars shall be stirred or
shaken and the temperature checked before consumption, in order to
avoid burns;
WARNING: If the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be
operated until it has been repaired by a competent person;
26 Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs should not be heated in
microwave ovens since they may explode, even after microwave heating
has ended;
WARNING: It is hazardous for anyone other than a competent person to
carry out any service or repair operation that involves the
removal of a cover which gives protection against exposure
to microwave energy.
27 Details for cleaning door seals, cavities and adjacent parts;
WARNING: Liquids and other foods must not be heated in sealed
containers since they are liable to explode;
28 The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits removed;
WARNING: Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when
adequate instructions have been given so that the child is
able to use the oven in a safe way and understands the
hazards of improper use;
29 Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to
deterioration of the surface that could adversely affect the life of the
appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation;
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Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils in your
microwave oven
Paper
Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in your microwave oven,
provided that the cooking time is short and foods to be cooked are low in fat and
moisture. Paper towels are also very useful for wrapping foods and for lining baking
trays in which greasy foods such as bacon are cooked. In general, avoid coloured
paper products as the colour may run. Some recycled paper products may contain
impurities which could cause arcing or fires when used in the microwave oven.
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal. They will bounce off any metal object in the
oven and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning.
Most heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your microwave
oven. However, some may contain materials that render them unsuitable as
microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about a particular utensil, there’s a
simple way to find out if it can be used in your microwave oven.
Place the utensil in question next to a glass bowl filled with water in the microwave
oven. Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does
not change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use in the microwave oven. You
probably have many items on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as
cooking equipment in your microwave oven. Just read through the following
checklist.
Plastic cooking bags
Provided they are made specially for cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe.
However, be sure to make a slit in the bag so that steam can escape. Never use
ordinary plastic bags for cooking in your microwave oven, as they will melt and
rupture.
Plastic microwave cookware
A variety of shapes and sizes of microwave cookware are available. For the most
part, you can probably use items you already have on hand rather than investing in
new kitchen equipment.
Dinner plates
Pottery, stoneware and ceramic
Many kinds of dinner-ware are microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
manufacturer’s literature or perform the microwave test.
Containers made of these materials are usually fine for use in your microwave oven,
but they should be tested to be sure.
Glassware
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of
oven tempered glass cookware. However, do not use delicate glassware, such as
tumblers or wine glasses, as these might shatter as the food warms.
CAUTION
Some items with high lead or iron content are not suitable for cooking
utensils.
Utensils should be checked to ensure that they are suitable for use in
microwave ovens.
Plastic storage containers
These can be used to hold foods that are to be quickly reheated. However, they
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the oven as hot
foods will eventually warp or melt plastic containers.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Moisture content of food
Keeping an eye on things
Since the heat generated from microwaves tends to evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
such as roasts and some vegetables should either be sprinkled with water prior to cooking
or covered to retain moisture.
The recipes in the book have been formulated with great care, but your success in
preparing them depends on how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks.
Always watch your food while it cooks. Your microwave oven is equipped with a
light that turns on automatically when the oven is in operation so that you can see
inside and check the progress of your food. Directions given in recipes to elevate,
stir, and the like should be thought of as the minimum steps recommended. If the
food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary adjustments you think
appropriate to correct the problem.
Bone and fat content of food
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks more quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
cooking bony or fatty cuts of meat that they do not cook unevenly and do not become
overcooked.
Quantity of food
The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is
being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time.
Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe.
Factors affecting microwave cooking times
Many factors affect cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
makes a big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold
butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with
ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range
of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains under-cooked at the
lower end of the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook your food beyond
the maximum time given, according to personal preference. The governing
philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be conservative in giving
cooking times. While overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes,
particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed
from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When
allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the
oven as the heat trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels
inward. If the food is left in the oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer
portions will become overcooked or even burnt. You will become increasingly skilful
in estimating both cooking and standing times for various foods.
Shape of food
Microwaves penetrate only about 2.cm into food, the interior portion of thick foods are
cooked as the heat generated on the outside travels inward. Only the outer edge of food in
cooked by microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
for a food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the
centre is even warm . Round thin foods and ring shaped foods cook successfully in the
microwave.
Covering
A cover traps heat and steam which causes food to cook more quickly. Use a lid or
microwave cling film with a corner folded back to prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and poultry that are cooked fifteen minutes or longer will brown lightly in their own
fat. Foods that are cooked for a shorter period of time may be brushed with a browning
sauce such as worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing
colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning sauces are added to food the original
flavour of the recipe is not altered.
Density of food
Covering with greaseproof paper
Light, porous food such as cakes and breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense
foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous
food that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle.
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering and helps food retain some heat. But
because it makes a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
Arranging and spacing
Height of food
Individual foods such as baked potatoes, small cakes and hors d’oeuvres will heat more
evenly if placed in the oven an equal distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
stack foods on top of one another.
The upper portion of tall food, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the
lower portion. Therefore, it is wise to turn tall food during cooking, sometimes several
times.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Stirring
To Clean Your Oven
Stirring is one of the most important of all microwaving techniques. In conventional cooking,
food is stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved food, however, is stirred in order to
spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the outside towards the centre as the outside
of the food heats first.
1 Keep the inside of the oven clean
Food spatters or spilled liquids stick to oven walls and between seal and door
surface. It is best to wipe up spillovers with a damp cloth right away. Crumbs and
spillovers will absorb microwave energy and lengthen cooking times. Use a damp
cloth to wipe out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is important to
keep this area clean to assure a tight seal. Remove greasy spatters with a soapy cloth
then rinse and dry. Do not use harsh detergent or abrasive cleaners. The glass tray
can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher.
Turning over
Large, tall foods such as roasts and whole chickens should be turned so that the top and
bottom will cook evenly. It is also a good idea to turn cut up chicken and chops.
Placing thicker portions facing outwards
Since microwaves are attracted to the outside portion of food, it makes sense to place
thicker portions of meat, poultry and fish to the outer edge of the baking dish. This way,
thicker portions will receive the most microwave energy and the food will cook evenly.
Shielding
Strips of aluminium foil (which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or edges
of square and rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too
much foil and make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause ‘arcing’ in the oven.
2 Keep the outside of the oven clean
Clean the outside of your oven with soap and water then with clean water and dry
with a soft cloth or paper towel. To prevent damage to the operating parts inside the
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation openings. To clean
control panel, open the door to prevent oven from accidentally starting, and wipe a
damp cloth followed immediately by a dry cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after cleaning.
Elevating
Thick or dense foods can be elevated so that microwaves can be absorbed by the underside
and centre of the foods.
Piercing
Foods enclosed in a shell, skin or membrane are likely to burst in the oven unless they are
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods include yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
and whole vegetables and fruits.
3 If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the oven door, wipe the panels
with a soft cloth. This may occur when the microwave oven is operated under high
humidity conditions and in no way indicates a malfunction of the unit.
Testing if cooked
Food cooks so quickly in a microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
are left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
poultry, are removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish
cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 50F (30C)
and 150F (80C) during standing time.
4 The door and door seals should be kept clean. Use only warm, soapy water, rinse
then dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR
STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS.
Metal parts will be easier to maintain if wiped frequently with a damp cloth.
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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Questions &
Answers
Q What’s wrong when the oven light will not glow?
A There may be several reasons why the oven light will not glow.
Light bulb has blown
Door is not closed
Q Is it possible to pop corn in a microwave oven?
A Yes, if using one of the two methods described
below
1 Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for microwave cooking.
2 Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific
times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product.
Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing screen in the door?
A No. The holes, or ports, are made to allow light to pass; they do not let
microwave energy through.
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
THE SUGGESTED TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
Q Why does the beep tone sound when a pad on the Control Panel is
touched?
A The beep tone sounds to assure that the setting is being properly entered.
Q Will the microwave oven be damaged if it operates empty?
A Yes Never run it empty or without the glass tray.
CAUTION
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
Q Why do eggs sometimes pop?
A When baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam
build up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk
before cooking. Never microwave eggs in the shell.
Q Why doesn’t my oven always cook as fast as the cooking guide says?
A Check your cooking guide again to make sure you’ve followed directions
correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time.
Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, chosen to help
prevent overcooking, the most common problem in getting used to a
microwave oven. Variations in the size, shape, weight and dimensions of
the food require longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along with
the cooking guide suggestions to test food condition, lust as you would do
with a conventional cooker.
Q Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over?
A After microwave cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking during
standing time. This standing time finishes cooking evenly throughout the
food. The amount of standing time depends on the density of the food.
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IEC test manual
Test dishes in accordance with EN 60705
Microwave defrosting
Meal
Microwave setting in watts,Cooking time
Note
Meat
360W, 4min ~ 5min
Miicrowaveable plastic dish,22 cm diameter.
Turn over half the time.
Microwave cooking
Meal
Microwave setting in watts,Cooking time
Note
Custard
360 W, 30~35 min.
750g, Pyrex 25 ✕ 20 cm
Sponge
540 W, 9~11 min.
Pyrex 22cm diameter
Meatloaf
540 W, 22~27 min.
Pyrex, 28 cm
Combination cooking with the microwave
Microwave setting in watts,Cooking time
Note
Potato gratin
540 W, 30~35 min.+ Grill 3~5 min.
22cm diameter Pyrex dish.
Place the dish on the lower grill.
Chicken
Combi 2, 45-50min.
Meal
Place chicken breast-side down
on the lower wire grill and drip dish.
Turn over after 20 minutes.
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Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
Warning
Technical Specification
This appliance must be earthed
The wires in this mains lead are colored in accordance with the
following codes
BLUE ~ Neutral
BROWN ~ Live
GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth
MG-728BC / CG-2872BC
Power Input
Output
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimension
Microwave
Power
Grill
Consumption
Combination
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may
not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your plug proceed as follows:
The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N or Colored BLACK.
The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED.
The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW or GREEN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E or
.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified person in
order to avoid a hazard;
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230 V AC /50Hz
900 W (IEC60705 rating standard)
2,450 MHz
510mm(W) X 312mm(H) X 433mm(D)
1,300 Watts
1,150 Watts
2,400 Watts
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