LG | MP9289JSCS | LG MP9289JSCS Owner's manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
LIGHT OVEN “SolarDOM”
CAUTION
Please read this owner's manual thoroughly before operating. The manufacturers are not
liable for any problems caused by the user's failure to observe these instructions.
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Contents
Contents _________________________________________________2
Important safety instructions ________________________________3 ~ 7
Precautions_______________________________________________8
Unpacking & Installing _____________________________________9 ~ 10
Control Panel _____________________________________________11
Setting the Clock __________________________________________12
Child Lock________________________________________________13
Convection Preheat ________________________________________14
Convection Cooking _______________________________________15
Grill Cooking _____________________________________________16
Grill Combi Cooking _______________________________________17
Convection Combi Cooking _________________________________18
Auto Cooking_____________________________________________19 ~ 22
Steam Cook ______________________________________________23 ~ 26
Defrost __________________________________________________27
Defrosting Guide __________________________________________28
Ez Clean_________________________________________________29
Micro Power Cooking ______________________________________30
Micro Power Level _________________________________________31
Quick Start _______________________________________________32
More or Less Cooking ______________________________________33
Microwave - safe Utensils ___________________________________34
Food characteristics & Microwave cooking_____________________35 ~ 36
Questions & Answers ______________________________________37
Technical Specifications ____________________________________38
How the Microwave Function 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. This 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 create
microwave energy.
These microwaves enter the cooking area through openings inside the oven.
A tray is located inside 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 oven, Solar DOM, 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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Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide do not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
Important Safety
Instructions
This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “WARNING” or “CAUTION”. These word means :
WARNING
This symbol will alert you to hazards or unsafe practices which could cause serious bodily harm or death.
CAUTION
This symbol will alert you to hazards or unsafe practices which could cause bodily injury or property damage.
WARNING
1. Do not attempt to tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to the
door, door seals, control panel, safety interlock switches or any other part of
the oven. which involves the removal of any cover which gives protection
against exposure to microwave energy. Do not operate the oven, if the door
seals and adjacent parts of the microwave oven are faulty. Repairs should
only be undertaken by a qualified service technician.
Unlike other appliances, the microwave oven is high-voltage and high-current
equipment. Improper use or repair could result in harmful exposure to
excessive microwave energy or an electric shock.
2. Do not use the oven for the purpose of dehumidification. (ex. Operating the
microwave oven with the wet newspapers, clothes, toys, electric devices, pet
or child etc.)
It can be the cause of serious damage of safety such as a fire, a burn or a
sudden death due to an electric shock.
3. The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons.
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.
Improper use may cause the damage of safety concerns such as a fire, an
electric shock and a burn.
4. Accessible parts may become hot during use. Young children should be kept
away.
They may get a burn.
5. Liquids or other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they are
liable to explode. 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.
They could burst.
6. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
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Important Safety
Instructions
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide do not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
5. When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your
microwave oven,
* Avoid using straight sided containers with narrow necks.
* Do not overheat.
* Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and again
halfway through the heating time.
* After heating, allow to stand in the oven for a short time, stir or shake
them again carefully and check the temperature of them before
consumption to avoid burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and
baby food jars).
CAUTION
1. You cannot operate your oven with the door open due to the safety
interlocks built into the door mechanism. It is important not to tamper
with the safety interlock.
It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy.
(Safety interlocks automatically switch off any cooking activity when the
door is opened.)
2. Do not place any object (such as kitchen towel, napkin, etc.) between the
oven front face and the door or allow food or cleaner residue to
accumulate on sealing surfaces.
Be careful when handling the container. Microwave heating of beverages
can result in delayed eruptive boiling without evidence of bubbling. This
could result in a sudden boil over of the hot liquid.
It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy.
6. An exhaust outlet is located on top or bottom or side of the oven. Don’t
block the outlet.
3. 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.
It could result in damage to your oven and poor cooking results.
7. 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.
It could result in harmful exposure to excessive microwave energy.
4. Please ensure cooking times are correctly set small amounts of food
require shorter cooking or heating time.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
The over cooking may result in the food catching a fire and subsequent
damage to your oven.
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Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide do not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
Important Safety
Instructions
12. 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.
CAUTION
8. Do not cook food wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book
contains instructions for the food you are cooking. And do not use
newspaper in place of paper towels for cooking.
Improper use could result in bodily injury and oven damage.
13. Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes, apples or any such fruit or
vegetable.
Improper use can be the cause of an explosion or a fire.
They could burst.
9. Do not use wooden containers and ceramic containers which have
metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always remove metal twist ties.
Check the utensils are suitable for use in microwave ovens before use.
14. Do not cook eggs in their shell. Eggs in their shell and whole hardboiled eggs should not be heated in microwave ovens since they may
explode, even after microwave heating has ended.
They may heat-up and char. Especially metal objects in the oven may arc,
which can cause serious damage.
Pressure will build up inside the egg which will burst.
10. Do not use recycled paper products.
15. Do not attempt deep fat frying in your oven.
They may contain impurities which may cause sparks and/or fires when
used in cooking.
This could result in a sudden boil over of the hot liquid.
16. 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.
11. Do not rinse the tray and rack by placing it in water just after cooking.
This may cause breakage or damage.
It can be the cause of serious damage of safety such as a fire, an electric
shock.
Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
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Important Safety
Instructions
Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide do not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
21. If heating elements are provided, during use the appliance becomes
hot. Care should be taken to avoid touching heating elements inside the
oven.
CAUTION
17. When food is heated or cooked in disposable containers of plastic,
paper or other combustible materials, keep an eye on the oven and
check it frequently.
There is the danger of a burn.
22. 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. Never use a brown paper bag for popping corn. Never
attempt to pop leftover kernels.
Your food may be poured due to the possibility of container
deterioration, which also can cause a fire.
18. The temperature of accessible surfaces may be high when the
appliance is operating. Do not touch the oven door, outer cabinet, rear
cabinet, oven cavity, accessories and dishes during grill mode,
convection mode and auto cook operations, before clearing make sure
they are not hot.
Overcooking could result in the corn catching a fire.
As they will become hot, unless wearing thick oven gloves there is the
danger of a burn.
19. The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits removed.
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.
20. Only use the temperature probe recommended for this oven (for
appliances having a facility to use a temperature-sensing probe).
You can not ascertain that the temperature is accurate with unsuitable
temperature probe.
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Please keep for future reference. Read and follow all instructions before using your oven to
prevent the risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury, or damage when using the oven.
This guide do not cover all possible conditions that may occur. Always contact your
service agent or manufacturer about problems that you do not understand.
Important Safety
Instructions
24. Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to clean the
oven door glass.
CAUTION
They can scratch the surface, which may result in shattering of the glass.
23. This appliance must be earthed.
25. This oven should not be used for commercial catering purposes.
The wires in this mains lead are colored in accordance with the
following codes
BLUE ~ Neutral
BROWN ~ Live
GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth
Improper use could result in damage to your oven.
26. The microwave oven must be operated with the door of built-in cabinet
open.
If the door of cabinet is closed while operating, the airflow get worse and
it could result in a fire or damage to your oven and the cabinet.
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:
27. The connection may be achieved by having the plug accessible or by
incorporation a switch in the fixed wiring in accordance with the wiring
rules.
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
.
Using improper plug or switch can cause an electric shock or a fire.
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.
Improper use may cause serious electric damage.
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Precautions
Precautions to avoid possible exposure to excessive microwave energy.
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 operation of
microwave function could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks.
When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your oven with
microwave function, 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:
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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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.
Unpacking &
Installing
Place the oven in the level location of your choice with
more than 85cm height but make sure there is at least
20cm of space on the top and 10cm at the rear for proper
ventilation. The front of the oven should be at least min. 8cm/max.
22cm from the edge of the surface to prevent tipping.
An exhaust outlet is located on bottom or side of the oven. Blocking
the outlet can damage the oven.
Unpack your oven and place it on a flat level surface.
STEAMER
STEAM COVER
METAL TRAY
STEAM PLATE
RACK
* THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES.
STEAM WATER
BOWL
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Plug your oven into a standard household socket. Make
sure your oven is the only appliance connected to the
socket. If your oven does not operate properly, unplug it
from the electrical socket and then plug it back in.
Press the STOP/CLEAR button, and
press the ENTER/START/Q-START
button one time to set 30 seconds of cooking time.
The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds. When it
reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS. Open the oven door and
test the temperature of the water. If your oven is operating the water
should be warm. Be careful when removing the container it may
be hot.
Open your oven door by pulling the DOOR HANDLE.
Place the RACK inside the oven.
Fill a microwave safe container with 300 ml (1/2 pint)
of water. Place on the rack on the oven bottom surface
and close the oven door. If you have any doubts about what
type of container to use please refer to page 34.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars shall
be stirred or shaken and the temperature checked
before consumption, in order to avoid burns.
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Control Panel
2
3
4
1
1. DISPLAY WINDOW: You can show time of day, cooking time, power level
and cooking categories.
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6
7
5. CONTROL:
• You can set cooking times, temperature, weight and cooking categories.
• While cooking with auto and manual function, you can lengthen or
shorten the cooking time at any point by turning the dial (except defrost
mode).
2. LAMP/CLOCK
• LAMP: You can see the foods while cooking by pressing this button.
• CLOCK: You can set the time of day.
6. ENTER/START/Q-START:
• In order to start cooking which is selected, press button one time.
• The quick start feature allows you to set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH
power cooking with a touch of the quick start button.
3. STEAM COOK : Steam cook allows you to cook your favorite food by
selecting the steam chef categories.
4. FUNCTION SELECT: You can select cooking categories.
7. STOP/CLEAR: You can stop over and clear all entries except time of day.
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Setting the
Clock
You can set either12 hour clock or 24 hour clock.
In the following example I will show you how to set the time for 10:30 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 LAMP/CLOCK once.
(If you want to use a 12 hour clock, Press LAMP/CLOCK once more.
If you want to change different option after setting clock,
you have to unplug and plug it back in.)
Turn CONTROL until display shows “10:00”.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for hour confirmation
Turn CONTROL until display shows “10:30”.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START.
The clock starts counting.
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Child
Lock
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your oven has a safety feature that
prevents accidental running of the oven.
Once the child lock is set, you will be
unable to use any functions and no
cooking can take place.
However your child can still open the
oven door.
Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” and
and BEEP sounds.
The CHILD LOCK is now set.
appears on the display
The time will disappear on the display but will reappear on the display
a few seconds later.
If any button is pressed, “L” and
will appear on the display
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” and
disappears.
You will hear BEEP when it’s released.
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Convection
Preheat
In the following example I will show you how to preheat the oven at a temperature of 200°C.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The convection oven has a temperature
range of 40 °C and 100 °C~230 °C
(180 °C is automatically available when
convection mode is selected).
The oven has a ferment function at the
oven temperature of 40 °C. You may wait
until the oven is cool because you cannot
use a ferment function if the oven
temperature is over 40 °C.
Turn FUNCTION to select Conv.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for mode confirmation.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “200°C”.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for temperature confirmation.
Your oven will take a few minutes to reach
the selected temperature.
Once it has reached correct temperature,
your oven will BEEP to let you know that it
has reached the correct temperature.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START.
Preheating will be started with displaying “Pr-H”.
Then place your food in your oven: then
tell your oven to start cooking.
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In the following example I will show you how to preheat the oven first, then cook some food at a temperature of 230°C
for 50 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
If you do not set a temperature your
oven will automatically select 180 °C, the
cooking temperature can be changed by
turning CONTROL.
The Metal tray must be used during
convection cooking.
Turn FUNCTION to select Conv.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for mode confirmation.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “230°C”.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for temperature confirmation.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “50:00”.
* Tray Location
Press ENTER/START/Q-START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
CONTROL.
After cooking you must wear gloves to take metal tray/container out
of oven since it is hot.
Level 1
Tray
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Convection
Cooking
Grill
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to use the Grill to cook some food for 12 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
This feature will allow you to brown and
crisp food quickly.
The rack in Metal tray must be used
during grill cooking.
Turn FUNCTION to select Grill.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for mode confirmation.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “12:00”.
* Tray Location
Level 3
Press ENTER/START/Q-START.
After cooking you must wear gloves to take metal tray/container out
of oven since it is hot.
Tray
Rack
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In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with micro power 300W and grill for a
cooking time of 25 minutes.
Your oven has a combination cooking
feature which allows you to cook food
with heater and microwave.
This generally means it takes less time to
cook your food.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
You can set four kinds of micro power
level (90W, 180W, 300W and 450W)
in grill combi mode.
Turn FUNCTION to select Grill Combi.
The following indications are displayed: “
The rack in Metal tray must be used
during grill combi. cooking.
“, “
“.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for mode confirmation.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “300W”.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for power confirmation.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “25:00”.
* Tray Location
Press ENTER/START/Q-START.
Tray
Rack
After cooking you must wear gloves to take metal tray/container out
of oven since it is hot.
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Grill combi
Cooking
Convection combi
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with micro power 300W
and at a temperature 200°C for a cooking time of 25 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Turn FUNCTION to select Conv. Combi.
The following indications are displayed: “
You can set four kinds of micro power
level (90W, 180W, 300W and 450W)
in convection combi mode.
The rack in Metal tray must be used
during Convection combi. cooking.
“, “
“.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for mode confirmation.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “200°C”.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for temperature confirmation.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “300W”.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for power confirmation.
* Tray Location
Turn CONTROL until display shows “25:00”.
Level 1
Press ENTER/START/Q-START.
Tray
Rack
After cooking you must wear gloves to take metal tray/container out
of oven since it is hot.
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Auto
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook 1.1kg of whole chicken.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Auto Cook menus are programmed.
Auto Cook allows you to cook most of
your favorite food by selecting the food
type and the weight of the food.
Turn FUNCTION to select Auto cook.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for mode confirmation.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “SC 3”.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for category confirmation.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “1.1kg”.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START.
After cooking you must wear gloves to take metal tray/container
out of oven since it is hot.
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Function
Auto Cook
Category
Weight
Limit
Utensil
Level
Food Temp.
Instructions
SC 1
Frozen
Pizza
0.3~0.6kg
Metal tray
+ Rack
1
Frozen
This function is for cooking frozen pizza. Remove all package and
place on the rack on the metal tray. After cooking, stand for 1~2
minutes.
SC 2
French
Fries
0.2~0.5kg
Metal tray
1
Frozen
Spread frozen potato products out on the metal tray. For the best
results, cook in a single layer. After cooking, remove from the oven
and stand for 1~2 minutes.
SC 3
Whole
Chicken
0.8~1.5kg
Metal tray
+ Rack
1
Refrigerated
Brush whole chicken with melted margarine, butter or seasonings, if
desired. Place the whole chicken breast-side down on the rack. When
BEEP, drain the juices and turn food over immediately. And then
press start to continue cooking. After cooking, let stand covered with
foil for 10 minutes.
SC 4
Chicken
Pieces
0.2~0.8kg
Metal tray
+ Rack
3
Refrigerated
Place the chicken pieces on the rack on the metal tray.
When BEEP, turn food over. And then press start to continue cooking.
After cooking, stand covered with foil for 2-5 minutes.
SC 5
Beef
Steaks
0.2~0.8kg
Metal tray
+ Rack
3
Refrigerated
Place on the rack on the metal tray. When BEEP, turn food over.
And then press start to continue cooking. After cooking, serve
immediately.
SC 6
Roast
Lamb
0.8~1.8kg
Metal tray
+ Rack
1
Refrigerated
Trim excess fat from lamb. Brush the lamb with melted margarine or
butter. Place on the rack on the metal tray. When BEEP, turn food
over. And then press start to continue cooking.
After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes.
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Function
Auto Cook
Category
Weight
Limit
Utensil
Level
Food Temp.
Instructions
SC 7
Roast Beef
0.8~1.8kg
Metal tray
+ Rack
1
Refrigerated
Brush the beef with melted margarine or butter. Place on the rack on
the metal tray. When BEEP, turn food over.
And then press start to continue cooking.
After cooking, stand covered with foil for 10 minutes.
SC 8
Jacket
Potatoes
0.2~1.0kg
Metal tray
+ Rack
1
Room
Choose medium sized potatoes. (200-220g per each)
Wash and dry potatoes. Pierce the potatoes several times with a fork.
Place the potatoes on the rack on the metal tray. Adjust weight and
press start. After cooking, remove the potatoes from the oven. Let
stand covered with foil for 5 minutes.
SC 9
Frozen
Dinners
0.4~1.0kg
Metal tray
+ Rack
1
Frozen
Place frozen dinner uncovered on the rack on the metal tray.
SC 10
Fresh
0.2~0.8kg
Vegetables
Metal tray
+ Rack
+ Microwavesafe bowl with
cover
1
Room
Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water. Cover with
wrap. When BEEP, stir once. After cooking, stir and allow to stand for
2-3 minutes. Add amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg - 0.4kg : 2 Tablespoons
** 0.5kg - 0.8kg : 4 Tablespoons
SC 11
Frozen
0.2~0.8kg
Vegetables
Metal tray
+ Rack
+ Microwavesafe bowl with
cover
1
Frozen
Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water. Cover with
wrap. When BEEP, stir once. After cooking, stir and allow to stand for
2-3 minutes. Add amount of water according to the quantity.
** 0.2kg - 0.4kg : 2 Tablespoons
** 0.5kg - 0.8kg : 4 Tablespoons
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Function
Auto Cook
Category
SC 12
Rice /
Pasta
Weight
Limit
0.1~0.3kg
Utensil
Level
Food Temp.
Metal tray
+ Rack
+ Microwavesafe bowl with
cover
1
Room
Instructions
Place rice/pasta and boiling water with 1/4 to 1 teaspoon salt in a
deep and large bowl(3L).
Weight
Water Rice
Pasta
100g
250ml
400ml
200g 300g
Cover
500ml 750ml Cover and vent with wrap
800ml 1200ml
Uncover
** Rice - After cooking, stand covered for 5 minutes or until water is
absorbed.
** Pasta - During the cooking, stir several times if required. After
cooking, stand 1-2 minutes. Rinse pasta with cold water.
< Metal Tray >
< Rack >
< Rack + Metal Tray >
Level 3
Level 2
Level 1
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Steam
Cook
In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.2 kg of spinach.
This feature allows you steamed cook.
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. When you use this Steamer, pour at least
400ml water before use. If the amount of
water is less than 400ml, it may cause
incomplete cooking, or may cause a fire
or fatal damage to the product.
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.
6. Never use this Steamer with a product of
different model. it may cause a fire or
fatal damage to the product.
7. Do not use STEAMER ON THE RACK
during cooking. It may cause a fire or fatal
damage to the product. The STEAMER
should be put on cavity bottom.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press STEAM COOK once.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “St 7”.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for category confirmation.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “0.2kg”.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
CONTROL.
After cooking you must wear gloves to take metal tray/
container out of oven since it is hot.
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Function
Steam cook
Category
St 1
Weight
Limit
Utensil
Level
Instructions
Food Temp.
Crustacea 0.1~0.4kg Steam water bowl Bottom Refrigerated 1. Clean the food.
Steam plate
2. Pour 200ml tap water into the steam water bowl.
Steam cover
Place the steam plate on the steam water bowl.
Place the prepared food on the steam plate in a single layer.
Cover with the steam cover.
3. Place the steam water bowl in the center of the oven.
4. After steaming, stand for 1 minute in the oven.
- Under 20cm length
St 2
Shellfish
0.2~0.6kg Steam water bowl Bottom Refrigerated Same as above.
Steam plate
Steam cover
- Under 20cm length
St 3
Fish Fillet
0.2~0.6kg Steam water bowl Bottom Refrigerated Same as above
Steam plate
Steam cover
- Under 2.5cm(1inch) thick
St 4
Frozen
Carrot
0.2~0.4kg Steam water bowl Bottom
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
1. Clean vegetables and cut into similar sized pieces.
2. Pour 200ml tap water into the steam water bowl.
Place the steam plate on the steam water bowl.
Place the prepared food on the steam plate in a single layer.
Cover with the steam cover.
3. Place the steam water bowl in the center of the oven.
4. After steaming, stand for 1 minute in the oven.
- Sliced carrots
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Function
Steam cook
Category
St 5
Broccoli
Weight
Limit
Utensil
Level
Instructions
Food Temp.
0.2~0.4kg Steam water bowl Bottom
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
Same as above.
- Cut small florettes (12g-15g/piece)
St 6
Frozen
Green
Beans
0.1~0.3kg Steam water bowl Bottom
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
Same as above.
St 7
Spinach
0.1~0.2kg Steam water bowl Bottom
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
Same as above.
Cauliflower 0.2~0.4kg Steam water bowl Bottom
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
Same as above.
St 8
St 9
St 10
Potato
Apple
- Cut small florettes (12g-15g/piece)
0.2~0.8kg Steam water bowl Bottom
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
0.2~0.4kg Steam water bowl Bottom
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
Same as above.
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1. Wash and peel. Remove stone if necessary and slice thinly.
2. Pour 200ml tap water into the steam water bowl.
Place the steam plate on the steam water bowl.
Place the prepared food on the steam plate in a single layer.
Cover with the steam cover.
3. Place the steam water bowl in the center of the oven.
4. After steaming, stand for 1 minute in the oven.
Function
Weight
Limit
Category
Steam cook St 11
Chicken
Breasts
Utensil
Level
Instructions
Food Temp.
0.2~0.6kg Steam water bowl Bottom Refrigerated 1. Clean the food
Steam plate
2. Pour 200ml tap water into the steam water bowl.
Steam cover
Place the steam plate on the steam water bowl.
Place the prepared food on the steam plate in a single layer.
Cover with the steam cover.
3. Place the steam water bowl in the center of the oven.
4. After steaming, stand for 1-2 minutes in the oven.
- Under 2.5cm(1 inch) thick
St 12
Sausage
0.1~0.5kg Steam water bowl Bottom Refrigerated 1. Prepare the food
Steam plate
2. Pour 200ml tap water into the steam water bowl.
Steam cover
Place the steam plate on the steam water bowl.
Place the prepared food on the steam plate in a single layer.
Cover with the steam cover.
3. Place the steam water bowl in the center of the oven.
4. After steaming, stand for 1 minute in the oven.
- Under 2.5cm(1 inch) thick
* Cooking accessory location
A STEAMER should not be on the rack during
cooking. It should be put on cavity bottom only.
STEAMER
STEAMER
Rack on the oven bottom
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The temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food be checked before cooking
commences. Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be
completely thawed before cooking. For example fish cooks so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin
cooking while still slightly frozen. The bread programme is suitable for defrosting small items such as rolls
or a small loaf. These will require a standing time to allow the centre to thaw. In the following example I
will show you how to defrost 0.8Kg of frozen poultry.
Defrost
* When defrosting, use only rack.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Weigh the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any
metallic ties or wraps; then place the food on microwave safe dish on
Metal tray in your oven and close the oven door.
Your oven has four microwave defrost
settings:- Meat, Poultry, Fish and Bread;
each defrost category has different
power settings.
Repeated presses of the Defrost button
will select a different setting.
Turn FUNCTION to select Defrost.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for mode confirmation.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “dEF2”.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for category confirmation.
* Rack Location
Rack on the
oven bottom
Enter the weight of the frozen food that you are about to defrost.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “0.8kg” for the weight of frozen food.
Press ENTER/START/Q-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 ENTER/START/Q-START to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
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Defrosting Guide
* Food to be defrosted should be in a suitable microwave proof container and place uncovered on the rack.
* If necessary, shield small areas of meat or poultry with flat pieces of aluminum foil. This will prevent thin areas becoming warm during defrosting. Ensure the
foil does not touch the oven walls.
* Separate items like minced meat, chops, sausages and bacon as soon as possible.
When BEEP, turn food over. Remove defrosted portions. Continue to defrost remaining pieces.
After defrosting, allow to stand until completely thawed.
Category
Weight Limit
Utensil
Level
Food
Meat
(dEF1)
0.1 ~ 2.0 kg
Rack
Bottom
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
(dEF2)
0.1 ~ 2.0 kg
Poultry
Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts.
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 20-30 minutes.
Fish
(dEF3)
0.1 ~ 2.0 kg
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 10-20 minutes.
Bread
(dEF4)
0.1 ~ 0.5 kg
Rack
+ Paper towel
Bread
Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc.
After defrosting, let stand for 5 minutes.
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EZ
Clean
In the following example I will show you how to remove smell in the oven.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The oven has a special function to
remove the smell in the oven.
Turn FUNCTION to select EZ Clean.
The following indication is displayed: “
You can use the EZ Clean function
without food in the oven.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START.
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“
Micro Power
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook some food on 450W power for 5 minutes.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described
earlier in this book.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Your oven has five microwave Power
settings. High power is automatically
selected and pressing on control will
select a different power level.
POWER
Turn FUNCTION to select Microwave.
The following indication is displayed: “
“
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for mode confirmation.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “450W”.
HIGH
700 W
MEDIUM HIGH
450 W
MEDIUM
300 W
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
180 W
LOW
90 W
Press ENTER/START/Q-START for power confirmation.
Turn CONTROL until display shows “5:00”.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START.
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Micro Power
Level
This 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 oven.
POWER LEVEL
OUTPUT
USE
ACCESSORY
HIGH
700W
* Boil Water
* Brown minced beef
* Cook poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
* Cook tender cuts of meat
MEDIUM HIGH
450W
* All reheating
* Roast meat and poultry
* Cook mushrooms and shellfish
* Cook foods containing cheese and eggs
MEDIUM
300W
* Bake cakes and scones
* Prepare eggs
* Cook custard
* Prepare rice, soup
DEFROST/
MEDIUM LOW
180W
* All thawing
* Melt butter and chocolate
* Cook less tender cuts of meat
LOW
90W
* Soften butter & cheese
* Soften ice cream
* Raise yeast dough
Rack
* Rack Location
Rack on the
oven bottom
Note:
The feeding bottles should not be on rack during operating.
This situation can make a damage of feeding bottles’ bottom.
The feeding bottles should be operated on Metal tray located at level 1 inside cavity.
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7
Level 1
6
5
4
3
2
1
Metal tray
Quick
Start
In the following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking on high power (700W).
Press STOP/CLEAR.
The Quick Start feature allows you to set
30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
(700W) cooking with pressing of the
ENTER/START/Q-START button.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START four times to select 2 minutes on HIGH
power (700W).
Your oven will start before you have finished the fourth press.
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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.
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 the
CONTROL.
You can lengthen or shorten the cooking
time(except defrost mode) at any point
by turning the CONTROL.
Set the required AUTO COOK programme.
*See AUTO COOK (page. 19).
Select weight of food.
Press ENTER/START/Q-START.
Turn CONTROL.
The cooking time will increase or decrease.
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More or Less
Cooking
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils in using microwave function
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 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 using microwave function.
Place the utensil in question next to a glass bowl filled with water in using
microwave function. 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 using microwave function. You probably have many items
on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as cooking equipment in
using microwave function. Just read through the following checklist.
Dinner plates
Many kinds of dinner-ware are microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
manufacturer’s literature or perform the microwave test.
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.
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.
Paper
Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in using
microwave function, 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 using microwave function.
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 using
microwave function, 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.
Pottery, stoneware and ceramic
Containers made of these materials are usually fine for use in using
microwave function, but they should be tested to be sure.
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
using microwave function.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Keeping an eye on 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 function 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
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 undercooked 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.
Density of food
Light, porous food such as cakes and breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense
foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous
food that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle.
Height of food
The upper portion of tall food, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the
lower portion. Therefore, it is wise to turn tall food during cooking, sometimes
several times.
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Moisture content of food
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.
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.
Shape of food
Microwaves penetrate only about 2.cm into food, the interior portion of thick foods are
cooked as the heat generated on the outside travels inward. Only the outer edge of food in
cooked by microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
for a food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the
centre is even warm . Round thin foods and ring shaped foods cook successfully in the
microwave.
Covering
A cover traps heat and steam which causes food to cook more quickly. Use a lid or
microwave cling film with a corner folded back to prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and poultry that are cooked fifteen minutes or longer will brown lightly in their own
fat. Food that are cooked for a shorter period of time may be brushed with a browning
sauce such as worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing
colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning sauces are added to food the original
flavour of the recipe is not altered.
Covering with greaseproof paper
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
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.
Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Stirring
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.
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.
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.
Testing if cooked
Food cooks so quickly in a oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods are left in
the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and poultry, are
removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish cooking
during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 5˚F (3˚C) and
15˚F (8˚C) during standing time.
Standing time
Foods are often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after being removed from the 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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To Clean Your Oven
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 Metal tray can be washed by hand or in the
dishwasher.
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.
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 oven is operated under high
humidity conditions and in no way indicates a malfunction of the unit.
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.
5. Do not use any steam cleaner.
6. Unplug your oven from the electrical socket when you clean control panel
with wet cloth or spray water on control glass to clean. If it’s not, this product
can be operated by touching Quick Start button.
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
Relay is failed
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 this
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, just as you would do
with a conventional cooker.
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.
Q Why does the beep tone sound when a button on the Control Panel is
touched?
A The beep tone sounds to assure that the setting is being properly entered.
Q Will the microwave function be damaged if it operates empty?
A Yes Never run it empty.
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 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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Technical Specifications
Technical Specification
MP9289JSCS / MP9289JSCW
Power Input
230 V~ 50 Hz
Output
700 W (IEC60705 rating standard)
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimension
2450 MHz
527 mm(W) X 366 mm(H) X 472 mm(D)
Microwave
1300 watt
Power
Grill
1900 watt
Consumption
Convection
Combination
2200 watt
max. 2700 watt
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