LG | MS-2324W | LG MS-2324W Owner’s Manual

MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MS-2324W
Precautions
Precautions to avoid
You cannot
operate your
oven
cooking activity
any
microwave
It is
oven
Do not
or
Do not
oven
place
safety
when the door is
object
any
the
between the
operate your
(2) hinges
interlocks
When
switch off
oven,
a
evidence of
which in the
opened;
case
of
oven
properly
and latches
if it is
on
front face and the door
sealing
damaged.
and that there is
(broken
or
liquid.
safety interlocks.
oven
cleaner residue to accumulate
door closes
interlocks
could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy.
important not to tamper with
food
safety
automatically
with the door open due to the
built into the door mechanism. These
It is
no
or
damage to
the:
that the
sealing
oven
service
adjusted
or
repaired by
anyone
2
Do not overheat.
3
Stir the
baby
sauces
and
This could result in
a
beverages
in your microwave
can occur
sudden boil
sided containers with
using straight
before
liquid
the
heating
without
over
of the hot
narrow
necks.
heating,
food
placing
the container in the
oven
and
again halfway
time.
allow to stand in the
again carefully
and check the
to avoid burns
oven
for
a
short
time, stir
or
shake
temperature of them before
(especially,
contents of
feeding
bottles and
jars).
Be careful when
handling
the container.
Warning
Warning
Please
e.g. soups,
liquid beyond boiling point
prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken:
consumption
except qualified
personnel.
over
bubbling.
Avoid
them
should not be
the
1
4 After
surfaces.
Your
To
through
(1) door(bent),
door seals and
heating liquids,
overheating
allow
surfaces.
particularly important
loosened), (3)
exposure to excessive microwave energy.
possible
ensure
cooking
times
are
Always allow food
correctly set as
catching fire
may result in the FOOD
cooking
and subsequent damage
to
stand after
being
cooked
by
microwaves and check the temperature of them
before consumption. Especially contents of
bottles and baby food jars.
to your oven.
2
feeding
Contents
How the Microwave Oven Works
2
Precautions
3
Contents
Microwaves
are a
form of energy similar to radio and television waves and
Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel
ordinary daylight.
through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. Microwave ovens,
however, have a magnetron which is designed to make use of the energy in
microwaves. Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to created
A turntable
or
cooking
tray is located
area
at the bottom of the
pass through metal walls of the oven, but
glass, porcelain and paper, the
cooking dishes are constructed.
as
Microwaves do not heat
get
hot from the heat
through openings inside the
they
oven.
can
oven.
Microwaves cannot
penetrate such materials
materials out of which microwave-safe
cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually
generated by
Child Lock
7
Micro Power
microwave energy.
These microwaves enter the
Unpacking
Installing
Setting the Clock
4~5
&
the food.
6
8
Cooking
Micro Power Level
9
Two
10
Stage Cooking
Quick Start
11
Quick Menu
12~13
Auto Cook
14~15
Auto Defrost
16~17
Quick Defrost
18~19
Auto Reheat
20~21
More
Cooking
Heating
Reheating Guide
Fresh Vegetable Guide
Important safety instructions
22
Microwave
26
or
Less
23
or
A very safe
Your microwave
appliance
oven
is
one
of the safest of all home
When the door is
the
-
25
safe Utensils
Food characteristics & Microwave
appliances.
opened,
automatically stops producing microwaves. Microwave
energy is converted completely to heat when it enters
food, leaving no "left over" energy to harm you when
24
cooking
Plug Wiring
you eat your food.
3
Information/Technical
27~28
29
Questions & Answers
oven
Specifications
30
Unpacking
&
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
Installing
Unpack your
oven
make
sure
you
remove
all accessories and
packing.
Check to make
sure
that your
oven
has not been
damaged during delivery.
oven
and
place
it
on a
Place the
flat level
surface.
more
oven
in the level location of your choice with
height but make sure there is at least
than 85cm
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.
on top or side of the
An exhaust outlet is located
the outlet
can
damage
the
oven.
oven.
GLASS TRAY
ROLLER REST
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL
CATERING PURPOSES
4
Blocking
Plug
your
Make
oven
sure
your
into
connected to the socket. If your
properly, unplug
a
oven
standard household socket.
Open
is the
Place the ROLLER REST inside the
oven
only appliance
does
not
oven
GLASS TRAY
operate
it from the electrical socket and then
your
plug
on
door
by pulling
the DOOR HANDLE.
oven
and
place
the
top.
it
back in.
Fill
a
microwave safe container with
300 ml
(1/2 pint)
of water. Place
the GLASS TRAY and close the
have any doubts about what
use
please
refer to page 26.
oven
door. If you
to
When it reaches 0, BEEP sounds.
button six times
on
type of container
The DISPLAY will count down from 3 minutes.
Press the START
to set 3 minutes
oven
door and test the
of
cooking
oven
is
time. You will
when
hear
a
operating
temperature of the
the water should be
removing the
BEEP
press the button. Your
oven
will start before you have
finished the sixth press;
don't worry this is normal.
YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED
5
the
water. If your
warm.
container it may be hot.
each time you
Open
Be careful
Setting the
You
Clock
can
set
either 12 hour clock
In the
following example
Make
sure
Make
sure
or
24 hour clock.
I will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when
that you have removed all packaging from your
that you have
correctly
installed your
oven as
described
earlier in this book.
Press
When your
oven
first time
when power
or
power cut,
display;
a
is
plugged
after
Stop/Clear.
Press Clock
in for the
resumes
once.
a
'0' will be shown in the
you will have to reset the clock.
(If
you want to
use a
If you want to
you have to
12 hour
clock, Press Clock
different
change
unplug and plug
after
option
in.)
If the clock (or display) shows any
strange looking symbols, unplug your
oven
from the electrical socket and
plug
it back in and reset the clock.
Press 10 min fifteen times.
Press 1 min three times.
Press 10
sec
five times.
During clock setting the colon will flash,
After setting, the colon will stop flashing.
Press Clock
or
Start/Quick
The clock starts
Start to set the time.
counting.
6
once more.
setting clock,
it back
oven.
using the
24 clock.
Child
Lock
Press
Your
oven
prevents
has
a
safety feature that
running of the oven.
accidental
Once the child lock is set, you will be
unable to
cooking
use
can
any functions and
take
oven
can
Press and hold
Stop/Clear until
"L" appears
on
the
display
and BEEP
sounds.
The CHILD LOCK is
now
set.
no
The time will
place.
However your child
Stop/Clear.
disappear
on
the
display
if you have set the clock.
still open the
door!
"L" remains
displayed
to let you know that CHILD LOCK is set.
L
To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold
You will hear BEEP when it's released.
7
Stop/Clear
until "L"
disappears.
Micro Power
In the
following example I will show you how to cook some
food
on
Cooking
Make
sure
that you have
correctly
installed your
oven as
described
earlier in this book.
Press
Your
oven
has five microwave Power
settings. High power is automatically
selected but repeated presses of the
Stop/Clear.
Press Power twice to select 80% power.
"680" appears
on
the
display.
Power button will select different power
levels.
Press
POWER
%
Power
POWER
OUTPUT
Press 1 min five times.
Press 10
HIGH
MAX
time
MEDIUM
HIGH
100%
850W
times
80%
680W
MEDIUM
times
60%
510W
DEFROST
MEDIUM LOW
times
40%
340W
LOW
times
sec
three times.
Press
Start/Quick
After
cooking
is over, End Reminder
5 minutes until the
20%
Start.
oven
door is
Beep
opened.
170W
8
Sounds per 1 minute for
80% power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
Your microwave
oven
The table below shows
microwave
Micro Power
equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking.
the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this
is
Level
oven.
HIGH
MEDIUM HIGH
MEDIUM
POWER LEVEL
USE
POWER LEVEL
(%)
*
Boil Water
*
Brown minced beef
*
Cook
*
Cook tender cuts of meat
*
All
*
Roast meat and
*
Cook mushrooms and shellfish
*
Cook foods
*
Bake cakes and
*
*
*
100%
850W
80%
680W
60%
510W
40%
340W
20%
170W
poultry pieces, fish, vegetables
reheating
poultry
containing
cheese and eggs
scones
Prepare eggs
Cook custard
Prepare rice,
soup
DEFROST/
*
All
MEDIUM LOW
*
Melt butter and chocolate
*
Cook less tender cuts of meat
*
Soften butter & cheese
*
Soften ice
*
Raise
LOW
POWER OUTPUT
thawing
cream
yeast dough
9
Two
stage
Cooking
In the
Press
During
stage cooking the oven door
opened and food checked. Close
two
can
be
the
oven
door and press
Start and the
Start/Quick
following example I will show you how to cook some
food for 11 minutes
STOP/CLEAR.
Set the power and the
Press Power
Press 10 min
Press 1 min
stage
2
stage1,
cooking
time for
stage1.
to select HIGH power.
once.
once.
BEEP sounds and
commences.
Should you wish to clear the programme
press
once
Set the power and the
cooking
time for
stage2.
Press Power four times to select 340 power.
Stop/Clear twice.
Press 10 min three times.
Press 1 min five times.
Press
Start/Quick
food in
HIGH; the second will cook for 35 minutes
cooking stage will
continue.
At the end of
on
Start..
10
two
on
stages. The first stages will cook your
340.
In the
following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes
of cooking
on
Quick
high power.
Start
Press
Stop/Clear.
The QUICK START feature allows you to
Press
Start/Quick
set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power
Your
oven
cooking
with
a
touch of the
Start four times to select 2 minutes
on
HIGH power.
will start before you have finished the fourth press.
Start/Quick
Start.
During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking time
10 minutes by repeatedly pressing the Start/Quick Start key.
11
up to
Quick
In the
following example I will show you how to cook 0.5 kg
Press
Stop/Clear.
Press
Quick Menu three times.
Menu
Quick Menu allows you
to cook most
"Sc-3" appears
on
of your favorite food
the
display.
easily by selecting
the food type and entering the weight of
food by pressing the More/Less key.
Press
CATEGORY
Quick
menu
Select desired
Press More
Oatmeal
time
Pasta
times
Press
Baked bean
times
Hotdog
times
Stew
times
Scrambled egg
times
weight of Baked beans.
key five times to enter 0.5kg.
Start/Quick
Start.
12
of Baked beans.
FOOD CATEGORY WEIGHT LIMIT
1. OATMEAL
1- 4
serves
UTENSILS
FOOD TEMP.
Microwave-
Room
INSTRUCTIONS
Place the oats and milk in
Cook uncovered. The
safe bowl
continue. After
1
package
Approx. 40g
0.1kg-0.3kg
Microwave-
Room
Place
2
serve
1/3 cup
3
serves
2/3 cups
4
serves
serves
1 1/3 cups
1 cup
(1 package) (2 packages) (3 packages) (4 packages)
Cold Milk
2. PASTA
deep microwave- safe bowl.
beep, stir the oats well and
will
press start to
stir well and stand for 1 minute before serving.
cooking,
Oats 1
a
oven
3/4 cup
1 1/2 cups
2 1/2 cups
3 cups
(180ml)
(360ml)
(540ml)
(720ml)
pasta and boiling
water with 1/4 to 1
teaspoon salt in
a
deep
and
large
bowl.
safe bowl
Weight
water
Boiling
Cook uncovered. The
cooking,
3. BAKED BEAN,
REHEAT
0.2kg-0.8kg
Microwave-
Room
0.2kg-0.6kg
5. STEW
0.2kg-0.6kg
Microwave-
Room
safe bowl
Microwave-
1- 4 eggs
Microwavesafe bowl
oven
on
the
Room
Place contents of
Place stew in
After
Refrigerated
will
stir the
beep,
pasta
required.
No
well and press start to continue. After
Rinse
pasta with cold
water.
glass tray.
stir and then stand for 1- 2 minutes with
reheating,
can
including
heating,
Heat uncovered. After
safe bowl
6. SCRAMBLED
EGG
300g
1000ml
Pour beans into the microwave- safe dish. Cover.
After
4. HOTDOG
INCLUDING
BRINE
200g
700ml
stir and stand for 1 minute if
Place dish
safe dish
Cover
100g
400ml
heating,
a
microwave-
brine in
a
microwave-
stir well. Drain and
save
cover.
save
bowl.
serve.
bowl. Cover with wrap
loosely.
stir well and stand for 2 minutes.
Place desired number of eggs and milk into a large bowl. Whisk
cooking, remove from the oven.
Cover with wrap. After
Stir well and stand for 1- 2 minutes with
Add amount of milk
**
1 egg
:
2 eggs
:
2
3 eggs
:
3
4 eggs
:
4
according to
1 Tablespoon of milk
Tablespoons of milk
Tablespoons of milk
Tablespoons of milk
13
the
cover
quantity.
until firm.
slightly.
Auto
In the
following example I will show you how to cook 0.5 kg
Press
Stop/Clear.
Cook
Press Auto Cook
AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of
your favorite food
food
food
easily by selecting the
type and entering the weight of the
by pressing the More/Less key.
CATEGORY
Press
Auto Cook
"Ac-1" appears
time
FRESH
VEGETABLE
times
FROZEN
VEGETABLE
times
RICE
times
POPCORN
times
time.
the
display.
Select desired
Press More
JACKET
POTATO
one
on
Press
weight of potato.
key five times to enter 0.5kg.
Start/Quick
Start.
14
of jacket potato.
FOOD CATEGORY WEIGHT LIMIT
1. JACKET
POTATO
0.1kg~1.0kg
UTENSILS
_
FOOD TEMP.
Room
INSTRUCTIONS
Choose medium sized
the
the
2. FRESH
VEGETABLE
potatoes 170 -200g.
dry potatoes. Pierce the potatoes several times with fork. Place the potatoes on
glass turntable. Adjust weight and press start. After cooking, remove the potatoes from
Wash and
0.2kg~0.8kg
Microwave-
Room
Let stand covered with foil for 5 minutes.
oven.
Place
vegetables in
a
microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with wrap. After
safe bowl
cooking,
stir and allow to stand for
2 minutes. Add amount of water
**
**
3. FROZEN
VEGETABLE
0.2kg~0.8kg
Microwave-
Frozen
0.2kg
0.5kg
Place
-
-
0.4kg
0.8kg
:
2
:
4
vegetables in
a
according
Tablespoon
Tablespoon
cooking,
stir and allow to stand for
2 minutes. Add amount of water
**
**
4. RICE
0.1kg~0.3kg
Microwave-
Room
safe bowl
0.2kg
0.5kg
-
-
0.4kg
0.8kg
bag
_
Room
:
4
Darin water.
boiling
**
one
2
Place rice &
Boiling
5. POPCORN
:
according
Tablespoon
Tablespoon
Wash rice.
Weight
Rice
-
water
After
quantity.
microwave-safe bowl. Add water.
Cover with wrap. After
safe bowl
to the
water in
a
deep
and
to the
large
quantity.
bowl.
100g
200g
300g
Cover
200ml
400ml
600ml
Yes /Vent
cooking,
stand covered for 5 minutes
or
corner
until water is absorbed.
Use popcorn
product for microwave oven.
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
Remove
15
on corners.
The temperature and
density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking
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 1.4Kg
of frozen poultry.
Auto
commences.
Defrost
Press
Stop/Clear.
Weigh
the food that you
metallic ties
oven
Pay particular attention
or
are
wraps; then
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
remove
any
and close the
door.
Press Auto Defrost twice to select the POULTRY
defrosting
programme.
"dEF2" appears on the display window.
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 buttons will
select different
Category
settings.
Enter the
weight
of the frozen food that you
Press More fourteen times to enter 1.4
are
about to defrost.
Kg.
Press
Auto Defrost
MEAT
time
POULTRY
times
FISH
times
BREAD
times
Press
Start/Quick
Start.
During defrosting your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to
thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing.
After checking close the oven door and press Start/Quick Start to resume defrosting.
Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounds) unless the door is opened.
ensure even
16
AUTO WEIGHT DEFROST GUIDE
*
Food to be defrosted should be in
*
If necessary, shield small
areas
a
Ensure the foil does not touch the
*
*
Separate
When
items like minced meat,
BEEP,
at this
point
remove
At the end of the program,
To thaw
completely
CATEGORY
Meat
,
for
suitable microwave
of meat
oven
container and
pieces of
place
bacon
as soon as
the food from the microwave oven,
kg
on
the
glass turntable.
prevent thin
areas
becoming
cover
over
and return to the microwave
with foil and allow to stand until
a
minimum of 1 hour
UTENSIL
Microwave
ware
oven.
Minced
beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger
chops, Lamp chops,
Turn food
After
over
at
Rolled roast,
Sausage, Cutlets(2cm)
beep.
let stand for 5-15 minutes.
defrosting,
Poultry
Whole
chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg)
Turn food
After
over
at
defrosting,
beep.
let stand for 20-30 minutes.
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods
Turn food
After
Paper
towel
flat
plate
or
Press start to continue.
completely thawed.
before cooking.
Meat
Pork
0.1~0.5kg
during defrosting.
FOOD
Fish
Bread
warm
possible.
meat and whole chickens should STAND for
(Flat plate)
Poultry
uncovered
aluminum foil. This will
walls.
example joints of
4.0
proof
with flat
the food from the microwave oven, turn the food
remove
~
poultry
chops, sausages and
WEIGHT LIMIT
0.1
or
over
at
defrosting,
beep.
let stand for 10-20 minutes.
Sliced
bread, Buns, Baguette, etc.
Separate slices and place between
Turn food over at beep.
After
defrosting,
paper towel
let stand for 1-2 minutes.
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or
flat
plate.
Quick
Use this function to thaw
only 0.5kg of Minced meat very quickly.
This will require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the
defrost 0.5kg of forzen minced meat.
following example will show you how to
Defrost
Press
Stop/Clear.
Weight
the food that you
metallic ties
the
oven
Press
The
or
about to defrost. Be certain to
place the
food in your
oven
remove
any
and close
door.
Quick Defrost
oven
are
wraps; then
will starts
to select the Meat
defrosting
programme.
automatically.
During defrosting your oven will "BEEP", at which point open the oven door, turn food over
thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing.
door and press Start/Quick Start to resume defrosting.
Your
oven
will
not
and
stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened.
18
separate to
After
checking
ensure even
close the
oven
QUICK DEFROST GUIDE
Use this function to defrost
Remove the meat
completely
oven, turn the mince
cover
quickly
over
for minced meat.
from it's wrapping. Place the mince onto
and return to the microwave
with foil and allow to stand 5-15 minutes
CATEGORY
Minced Meat
WEIGHT
0.5kg
or
microwave-safe
a
plate.
When
BEEP,
at this
Press start to continue. At the end of the program
until completely thawed.
oven.
UTENSIL
Microwave
point
remove
remove
the mince from the microwave
the mince from the microwave oven,
INSTRUCTIONS
Minced meat
ware
Turn food
(Flat plate)
After
19
over
at
defrosting,
beep.
let stand for 5-15 minutes.
Auto
In the
following example I will show you how to cook 0.6kg of Chilled Meal.
Reheat
Press
Auto Reheat
cooking
makes food
reheating
convient and easy to
The
has been
oven
automatically
Your
oven
settings:
Curry.
Stop/Clear.
Press Chilled Pizza.
use.
pre-programmed
to
reheat food.
has three Auto Reheat
Chilled
Pizza, Sauce and
Press More
Press
key
four times to enter 0.4
Start/Quick
Start.
20
Kg.
CATEGORY
1. CHILLED
PIZZA
WEIGHT LIMIT
UTENSIL
FOOD TEMP.
0.1kg-0.4kg
Microwave-
Refrigerated
0.2kg-0.6kg
Microwave-
This function is for
reheating leftover
pizza on the flat dish.
heating, stand for 1-2 minutes.
After
Room
safe bowl
Pour the
sauce
0.2kg-0.8kg
Microwavesafe dish
Room
into
a
pizza.
microwave-safe bowl.
Cover with lid
or
After
stir. Stand for 2 minutes with
heating,
And then stir
3. CURRY
chilled
Place chilled
safe
flat dish
2. SAUCE
INSTRUCTIONS
plastic wrap.
cover.
again.
Pour curry into the microwave-safe dish. Cover.
Place dish
After
on
the
reheating,
21
glass tray.
stir and then stand for 1-2 minutes with
cover.
More
or
Less
In the
following example I will show you how to change
cooking time.
the preset of Auto Cook programme for
shorter
Cooking
Press
Stop/Clear.
required Auto Cook programes.
(Select weight of food)
Set the
If you find that your food is
undercooked when
using
over or
the Auto Cook
Press
Start/Quick
Press
More(
Auto Reheat programme. You can
increase or decrease cooking time by
Start.
or
pressing
the
More/Less key.
When manual
the
the
cooking
time at any
cooking
More/Less key.
There is
process.
no
need to
you
can
extend
point by using
stop the cooking
The
cooking
Press
The
Less(
cooking
).
time will increase
by 10
seconds for each press of the
key.
).
time will decrease
by 10
22
seconds for each press of the
key.
a
longer or
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.
Cook time
Item
Special Instructions
(at HIGH)
Sliced meat
Place sliced meat
Mashed
Cover with
350g
(0.5cm thick)
?
Chicken
1~2minutes
leg
and
Fish fillet
Place chicken
3~31/2minutes Cover with
1~2minutes
Place fish
4~6minutes
pieces on microwavable plate.
plastic wrap and vent.
on
Cover with
(170-230g)
Lasagne
1 serving(300g)
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
potatoes
4~41/2minutes
Stir
once
halfway through cooking.
Baked beans
2~3minutes
thigh
Special Instructions
(at HIGH)
(at Medium High)
pieces
1 breast
1
Note:
on microwavable plate.
plastic wrap and vent.
Gravy or sauce helps to keep meat juicy.
Guide
Cook time
Item
3 slices
Heating or Reheating
microwavable
plastic wrap
11/2~3minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
1 cup
Stir
Ravioli
plate.
and vent.
or
halfway through cooking.
pasta in sauce
21/2~4minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
1 cup
4 cups
lasagne on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
once
71/2~11minutes Stir
once
halfway through cooking.
Place
Casserole
11/2~3minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
1 cup
4 cups
41/2~7minutes Stir
once
Rice
1 cup
1~11/2minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
4 cups
31/2~5minutes Stir
once
halfway through cooking.
halfway through cooking.
Sandwich roll
or
1 roll
bun
15~30seconds
Wrap
in paper towel and
place on glass tray.
Casserole
cream or
cheese
Vegetables
1 cup
1~21/2minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
1 cup
11/2~21/2minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
4 cups
31/2~6minutes Stir
4 cups
31/2~51/2minutes Stir
once
halfway through cooking.
Sloppy Joe or
Barbecued beef
1 sandwich
(1/2
cup meat
without bun
1~21/2minutes Reheat
filling
and bun
Soup
1 serving (8 oz.)
separately.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
filling)
Stir
once.
Heat bun
as
23
halfway through cooking.
11/2~2minutes COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish.
Stir
directed in chart below.
once
once
halfway through cooking.
Fresh
Vegetable
Guide
Vegetable
Amount
Cook time
Artichokes
2 medium
41/2~7
Trim. Add 2
(230g each)
4 medium
10~12
Cover.
Asparagus,
Fresh, Spears
450g
21/2~6
Add 1 cup water. Cover.
Green Beans
450g
7~11
Beats, Fresh
Standing
Instructions
(at HIGH)
tsp water and
Vegetable
Time
2
tsp juice.
2~3minutes
Corn, Fresh
450g
11~16
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole
dish. Stir halfway through cooking.
2~3minutes
450g
5~8
Peas, Green,
Place broccoli in
450g
200g
baking dish.
450g
5~7
1.5 litre
Place mushrooms in 1.5 litre covered
2~3minutes
2~3minutes
halfway through
11~16
4 cups
6~9
Slice. Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre
covered casserole dish. Stir halfway
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
Sweet Potatoes
2 medium
4~9
Pierce
Whole
Baking
(170~230geach)
4 medium
6~12
Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn over halfway through
White
2
potatoes,
Baking
(170~230geach)
Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
Trim. Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre
covered casserole dish. Stir halfway
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
cooking.
Spinach, Fresh,
potatoes 51/2 71/2
4 potatoes 91/2 14
~
~
2~3minutes
Courgette, Fresh,
Pierce
450g
41/2
450g
41/2
potatoes several times with fork.
2~3minutes
cooking.
potatoes several times with fork. 2~3minutes
Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn
over
halfway through cooking.
71/2
Add 1/2 cup water in 2 litre covered
casserole dish.
71/2
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
2~3minutes
~
Leaf
~
Sliced
through cooking.
2 cups
4 cups
4~7
2~3minutes
51/2~71/2 Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes
casserole dish. Stir halfway through
2~3
450g
Fresh
cooking.
Sliced
21/2
~
tbsp water in
Cover.
Time
cooking.
Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre covered 2~3minutes
casserole dish. Rearrange halfway
Add 1/2 cup water.
Sliced
Fresh, Flowerettes
Celery, Fresh,
11/2
Husk. Add 2
baking dish.
casserole dish. Stir
Parsnips, Fresh,
Whole
Cauliflower,
Fresh, Whole
230g
4~8
Standing
Instructions
(at HIGH)
Sliced
cooking.
Carrots, Fresh,
ears
Cook time
cooking.
Spears
Cabbage, Fresh,
Chopped
2
Mushrooms,
Fresh, Sliced
2~3minutes
through cooking.
Broccoli, Fresh,
Amount
2~3minutes
cooking.
2~3minutes
Courgette, Fresh,
Whole
through cooking.
450g
6~9
Pierce. Place on 2 paper towels.
courgette over and rearrange
Turn
halfway through cooking.
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2~3minutes
WARNING
Please
cooking times are correctly
set as over cooking may result in FIRE and
subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN.
1
Important safety instructions
ensure
Read
times are allowed
hazardous for anyone to carry out any service or repair operation which
involves the removal of any cover which gives protection against exposure to
Repairs should only
be undertaken
by
a
11
service
qualified
they
Do not
oven
the
operate the
when not in
oven
is
when
oven
use.
empty. It is best to leave
The water will
accidentally
safely
a
glass of
the
absorb all microwave energy, if
13
started.
or
heating
time. If normal
place the oven so the front of the door is 8 cm or more behind
edge of the surface on which it is placed, to avoid accidental tipping of
appliance.
cooking, pierce the
vegetable.
water in the
cooking
may overheat and burn.
12 Before
2
shorter
require
Be certain to
the
technician.
for future reference
keep
10 Small amounts of food
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
microwave energy.
and
carefully
skin of
potatoes, apples or any such fruit
or
Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg which
will burst.
3
Do not
use
the
oven
for the purpose of dehumidification. It
can
be the
cause
of
serious damage of
newspapers,
4
safety. (ex. Operating the microwave oven with the wet
clothes, toys, pet or portable electric devices, etc.)
Do not cook food
wrapped
in paper
instructions, for the food you
5
6
Do not
use
newspaper in
are
place
metal twist ties. Metal
Do not
of paper towels for
objects in the
8
operate the
oven
with
may
9
microwave energy
Do not
use
cause
oven
may arc, which
breakage
If the
oven
door
until it has been
17
If smoke is
and
can cause
or
door seals
repaired by
a
kitchen
a napkin or any other
edges of the oven, which
towel,
leakage.
19
or
by placing
damage.
it in water
just
after
cooking.
Only
damaged, the oven must
qualified service technician.
or
disconnect the
allow children to
25
supply
cooked in
use
the
given
Liquids or other foods must
explode.
liable to
from the power
disposable containers of plastic, paper or
oven frequently due to the possibility
is deteriorating.
or
oven
so
without
supervision
that the child is able to
way and understands the hazards of
20
operated
materials, check the
instructions have been
This may
oven
not be
door closed in order to stifle any flames.
of the food container
may
oven.
are
a
observed, switch off
keep the oven
other combustible
recycled paper products since they may contain impurities which
sparks and/or fires when used in cooking.
Do not rinse the turntable
cause
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.
16
cooking.
attempt deep fat frying in your
18 When food is heated
obstruction between the door and the front
cause
15
cooking.
serious damage.
7
Do not
towels, unless your cook book contains
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
14
improper
when
use
adequate
the
oven
in
a
safe
they
are
use.
not be heated in sealed containers since
Microwave-safe
Utensils
Never
use
metal
microwave
or
metal trimmed utensils in your
Paper
oven
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.
Plastic cooking bags
Microwaves cannot penetrate metal.
oven
Most
They will bounce off any metal object in the
and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning.
heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your microwave
However,
oven.
some
may contain materials that render them unsuitable
microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about
simple way
to find out if it
Place the utensil in
can
question
a
particular utensil,
be used in your microwave
next to
a
glass
as
there's
a
oven.
bowl filled with water in the microwave
Provided
Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil
oven.
remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does
A
manufacturer's literature
variety
part, you
plates
or
are
of
for
a
for
cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe.
bag so that steam can escape. Never use
your microwave oven, as they will melt and
slit in the
cooking
in
and sizes of microwave cookware
shapes
probably
equipment.
can
kitchen
Pottery,
microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the
perform the
specially
Plastic microwave cookware
new
kinds of dinner-ware
made
to make
rupture.
checklist.
Many
are
sure
ordinary plastic bags
change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being
absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use in the microwave oven. You
probably have many items on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as
cooking equipment in your microwave oven. Just read through the following
not
Dinner
they
However, be
stoneware
use
items you
but
Glassware
they
have
on
are
available. For the most
hand rather than
investing
in
and ceramic
Containers made of these materials
microwave test.
already
should be tested to be
are
usually
fine for
use
in your microwave oven,
sure.
Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of
oven
tempered glass cookware. However, do
or wine glasses, as these might shatter
tumblers
not
as
use
delicate
the food
glassware,
such
CAUTION
as
Some items with
warms.
These
be used to hold foods that
can
are
to be
quickly
reheated. However,
should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the
foods will
eventually warp
high
lead
or
iron content
are
not
suitable for
cooking
utensils.
Plastic storage containers
or
melt
Utensils should be checked
they
oven as
hot
microwave
plastic containers.
26
ovens.
to
ensure
that
they
are
suitable for
use
in
Food characteristics&
Microwave
Keeping
an
eye
on
Moisture content of food
things
Since the heat
The
recipes in the book have been formulated with great care, but your success in
preparing them depends on how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks.
Always watch your food while it cooks. Your microwave oven is equipped with a
light that turns on automatically when the oven is in operation so that you can see
inside and check the progress of your food. Directions given in recipes to elevate,
stir, and the like should be thought of as the minimum steps recommended. If the
food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary adjustments you think
appropriate to correct the problem.
Factors affecting microwave cooking times
such
or
makes
big
some
vegetables should
evaporate moisture, relatively dry food
either be
sprinkled
with water
prior
to
cooking
covered to retain moisture.
Bones conduct heat and fat cooks
cooking bony
or
quickly than meat. Care must be taken when
they do not cook unevenly and do not become
more
cuts of meat that
fatty
overcooked.
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 affect
a
from microwaves tends to
generated
roasts and
as
Bone and fat content of food
cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe
cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold
butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with
ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range
of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains under-cooked at the
lower end of the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook your food beyond
the maximum time given, according to personal preference. The governing
philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be conservative in giving
cooking times. While overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes,
particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed
from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When
allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the
oven as the heat trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels
inward. If the food is left in the oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer
portions will become overcooked or even burnt. You will become increasingly skilful
in estimating both cooking and standing times for various foods.
Density of food
Many
cooking
difference in
Shape of food
Microwaves
cooked
penetrate only about
the heat
2.cm into
food, the interior portion of thick foods
generated
on
the outside travels inward.
Only the
are
edge of food in
cooked by microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape
for a food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the
centre is even warm Round thin foods and ring shaped foods cook successfully in the
as
outer
.
microwave.
Covering
A
cover
traps heat and
microwave
cling
steam which
film with
a corner
causes
food to cook
folded back to
more
quickly.
Use
a
lid
or
prevent splitting.
Browning
Meats and
poultry
that
fat. Food that
are
flavour of the
recipe
are
cooked fifteen minutes
Covering
with
a
shorter
or
longer
will brown
lightly
in their
own
of time may be brushed with a browning
sauce such as worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing
colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning sauces are added to food the original
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.
cooked for
period
is not altered.
greaseproof paper
Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering
because it makes
Arranging
Height of food
and
a
looser
evenly
if
placed
stack foods
times.
27
on
a
lid
or
and helps food retain some heat. But
clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
spacing
Individual foods such
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
than
cover
as
in the
top of
baked
oven an
one
potatoes, small cakes and hors d'oeuvres will heat more
distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
equal
another.
Food characteristics &
Microwave
cooking.
Stirring
is
Stirring
one
of the most
of all
important
microwaving techniques.
In conventional
To Clean Your Oven
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
1
of the food heats first.
Turning
Food spatters
over
tall foods such
Large,
bottom will cook
thicker
Placing
as
evenly.
roasts and whole chickens should be turned
It is also
a
portions facing
Since microwaves
thicker
are
good
thicker
that the
so
idea to turn cut up chicken and
outwards
attracted to the outside
portions of meat, poultry and
portions will receive the most
Shielding
portion
fish to the outer
top
spillovers will
chops.
cloth to
of
food, it makes sense to place
of the
keep
dish. This way,
microwave energy and the food will cook evenly.
edge
of square and
much foil and
baking
or
can
(which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or edges
rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too
make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause 'arcing' in the oven.
dense foods
can
be elevated
so
that microwaves
can
be absorbed
by
2
with
a
Testing
control
shell, skin
or
membrane
include
damp
likely to burst in the oven unless they are
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters
are
3
so
quickly
in
a
microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods
completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and
4
poultry, are removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish
cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 50F (30C)
and 150F (80C) during standing time.
Standing time
Foods
dry.
by
assure a
Do not
hand
soft cloth
or
tight
harsh
use
damp
cloth
away. Crumbs and
right
lengthen cooking
times. Use
seal. Remove greasy spatters with
detergent
or
panel,
oven
oven
a
immediately by
conditions and in
soapy cloth
a
abrasive cleaners. The
glass tray
clean
open the door to prevent
soft cloth. This may
damp
with soap and water then with clean water and
paper towel. To prevent
cloth followed
a
important to
in the dishwasher.
or
or
damage to
the
no
a
oven
dry
from
way indicates
kept
openings.
and
cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after
when the microwave
a
oven
oven
is
To clean
wipe
door, wipe the panels
operated
under
clean. Use
only
warm, soapy
water, rinse
dry thoroughly.
Metal parts will be easier to maintain if
28
high
malfunction of the unit.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR
oven.
a
cleaning.
STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS.
often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after
dry
operating parts inside the
accidentally starting,
around the outside of the
occur
The door and door seals should be
then
being removed from the
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.
are
clean to
the outside of the
humidity
left in the microwave until
microwave
walls and between seal and door
a
crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is
If steam accumulates inside
with
if cooked
Food cooks
are
a
oven
spillovers with
oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation
the underside
Piercing
Foods enclosed in
area
be washed
Keep
up
Clean the outside of your
and centre of the foods.
pierced prior to cooking. Such foods
and whole vegetables and fruits.
wipe out
this
wipe
absorb microwave energy and
then rinse and
Elevating
Thick
spilled liquids stick to
or
surface. It is best to
and
of aluminium foil
Strips
Keep the inside of the oven clean
wiped frequently with
a
damp
cloth.
Questions &
Answers
Q What's wrong when the
A
There may be several
Light bulb has blown
light will
oven
reasons
why
the
not
oven
Q Is it
glow?
light will
not
A
glow.
1
2
Q Does microwave energy pass
No. The
holes,
or
ports,
microwave energy
in
a
microwave oven?
of the two methods described
one
below
Door is not closed
A
possible to pop corn
Yes, if using
are
the
through
made to allow
viewing
light to
screen
pass;
in the door?
they
Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for microwave cooking.
Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific
times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product.
do not let
FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR
through.
THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED
Q
Why does the beep
sound when
tone
pad
a
on
the Control Panel is
WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER
touched?
A
The
beep
THE SUGGESTED
tone sounds to
Q Will the microwave
A
Yes Never
run
it
assure
oven
empty
or
be
that the
setting
is
being properly
entered.
if it operates empty?
glass tray.
damaged
without the
TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING
COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE.
CAUTION
NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER
ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS.
Q
Why do eggs
A
When
sometimes
pop?
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
A
After microwave
time recommended after microwave
cooking
is over?
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.
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
29
a
conventional cooker.
Plug wiring information/
Technical
Specifications
Warning
The wires in this mains lead
following
BLUE
are
MS-2324W
colored in accordance with the
codes
Power
Neutral
~
~
Earth
Microwave
with the coloured
correspond
plug proceed
in your
as
appliance may
markings identifying the terminals
Power
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
If the
supply
cord is
or
order to avoid
a
damaged,
its service
or
it must be
agent
or a
replaced by the
similarly qualified person
.
in
hazard;
30
Consumption
(IEC60705 rating standard)
2450 MHz
Frequency
Outside Dimension
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
manufacturer
850 W
Output
Live
GREEN & YELLOW
not
230VAC/50Hz
Input
~
BROWN
507
mm(W) X 283 mm(H)
1250 Watts
X 435
mm(D)
P/No.
:
3828W5A4109
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