Panasonic BPQ, NNDS596B Operating instructions

Panasonic BPQ, NNDS596B Operating instructions
Operating Instructions and Cookbook
Steam Combination Oven
Model No. NN-DS596B
NN-DS596B
FOR DOMESTIC USE ONLY
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Important notice
1000 W
E
The IEC (60705) power
output (Watts)
The heating category for
small packs of food
Microwave symbol
Thank you for purchasing a Panasonic Microwave Oven.
Your oven is rated 1000 Watts (IEC). When using other cookbooks remember to adjust
cooking times accordingly. The symbol indicates the heating category for your oven when
cooking or reheating convenience foods.
Your oven is rated ‘E’, which is very efficient. It is therefore very important that you refer
carefully to the packet instructions on convenience foods.
Some packet instructions only display information for B or D rated ovens. We therefore provide
additional guidelines for reheating and cooking on pages 61-75 of this book.
Always check the progress of the food as it cooks or reheats by simply opening the door. After
checking the progress of the foods, touch Start to continue the cooking time.
Failure to follow the instructions given in this operating instructions and cookbook,
may affect the recipe result and in some instances may be dangerous.
Customer Communications Centre 0344 844 3899
Selected Spares and Accessories:
Order direct on line at www.panasonic.co.uk or by telephoning the Customer Communications
Centre number above.
For Cookery Advice call: 01344 862108 (open Monday to Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm)
Alternatively visit our website at www.theideaskitchen.co.uk
Thank you for purchasing this Panasonic appliance.
Contents
Safety instructions ............................... 2-6
Grilling ............................................. 33-34
Disposal of waste products......................7
Panacrunch ...........................................35
Important safety instructions................ 8-9
Oven cooking................................... 36-38
Before using your oven..........................10
Steam cooking ................................. 39-40
Placement of your oven .........................10
Steam Shot ...........................................41
Care and cleaning of your oven.............11
Combination cooking with steam ..... 42-43
Maintenance of your oven .....................12
Combination Grill and
microwave ....................................... 44-45
Accessory advice...................................12
Oven accessory .....................................13
Parts of your oven ........................... 14-15
Important information....................... 15-17
Microwaving principles ..........................18
Control panel .........................................19
General guidelines........................... 20-21
Multi-stage cooking.......................... 46-47
Using the timer ................................ 48-49
Chaos defrost .................................. 50-51
Auto steam programs ...................... 52-53
Auto cook programs ........................ 54-55
Panacrunch programs ..................... 56-57
System cleaning programs ....................58
Quick check guide to cooking
utensils ..................................................22
Cleaning the water tank .........................59
Containers to use ............................ 22-23
Cooking and reheating guidelines .........60
Cooking modes......................................24
Reheating charts ............................. 61-66
Combination cooking modes .................25
Cooking charts................................. 67-75
Let’s start to use your oven ...................26
Steam only cooking chart ......................75
Setting the clock ....................................27
Increasing and decreasing recipes ........76
Child lock ...............................................27
Using recipes from other books .............76
Operation guide setting .........................28
Cooking for one .....................................76
Microwave cooking and defrosting ........29
Recipes.......................................... 77-104
Defrosting guidelines .............................30
Questions and answers ............... 105-106
Defrosting chart ............................... 31-32
Specifications ......................................107
1
Operating Instructions
Safety instructions
„„Important
safety instructions. Before operating this oven,
please read these instructions carefully and keep for
future reference.
This
„„
appliance can be used by children aged from 8
years and above and persons with reduced physical,
sensory and mental capabilities or lack of experience
and knowledge if they have been given supervision
or instruction by a person responsible for their safety
concerning the use of the appliance in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved, including escaping
steam. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning
and user maintenance shall not be made by children
without supervision. Keep the appliance and its cord out
of reach of children less than 8 years.
When
„„
this oven is installed, it should be easy to isolate the
appliance from the electricity supply by pulling out the
plug or operating a circuit breaker.
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.
Warning!
„„
The appliance should be inspected for damage
to the door seals and door seal areas and if these areas
are damaged the appliance should not be operated until
it has been repaired by a service technician trained by the
manufacturer.
Warning!
„„
Do not attempt to tamper with or make any
adjustments or repairs to the door, control panel housing,
safety interlock switches or any other part of the oven.
Warning!
„„
2
Do not remove the outer panel from the oven
which gives protection against exposure to microwave
energy.
Safety instructions
Repairs
„„
person.
should only be made by a qualified service
Warning!
„„
Liquids and other foods must not be heated in
sealed containers since they are liable to explode.
Warning!
„„
Only allow children to use the oven without
supervision when adequate instructions have been given
so that the child is able to use the oven in a safe way and
understands the hazards of improper use.
This
„„
oven is intended for Counter-top use only. It is not
intended for built-in use or for use inside a cupboard.
For Counter-top use:
The oven must be placed on a flat, stable surface 85 cm
„„
above the floor, with rear of oven placed against a back
wall. For proper operation the oven must have sufficient
air flow, i.e. 5 cm at one side, the other being open;
15 cm clear over the top; 10 cm at the rear.
When
„„
heating food in plastic or paper containers, check
the oven frequently as these types of containers ignite if
overheated.
If
„„
smoke is emitted or a fire occurs in the oven, touch
Stop/Cancel and leave the door closed in order to stifle
any flames. Disconnect the power cord, or shut off power
at fuse or circuit breaker panel.
This
„„
appliance is intended to be used in household
applications only.
When
„„
heating liquids, e.g. soup, sauces and beverages in
your oven, overheating the liquid beyond boiling point can
occur without evidence of bubbling. This could result in a
sudden boil over of the hot liquid.
3
Safety instructions
The
„„
contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars are to
be stirred or shaken. The temperature has to be checked
before consumption to avoid burns.
Do
„„
not cook eggs in their shells and whole hard-boiled
eggs by microwave. Pressure may build up and the
eggs may explode, even after the microwave heating has
ended.
Clean
„„
the inside of the oven, door seals and door seal
areas regularly. When food splatters or spilled liquids
adhere to the oven walls, base of the oven, door
seals and door seal areas wipe off with a damp cloth.
Mild detergent may be used if they get very dirty. The
use of harsh detergent or abrasive cleaners is not
recommended.
Do
„„
not use commercial oven cleaners.
When
„„
using the grill, oven, steam, Panacrunch or
combination modes, some foods may inevitably splatter
grease on to the oven walls. If the oven is not cleaned
occasionally, it may start to 'smoke' during use.
Failure
„„
to maintain the oven in a clean condition could
lead to deterioration of surfaces that could affect the life of
the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
Warning!
„„
The accessible parts may become hot in grill,
oven, steam, Panacrunch and combination use.
Young children less than 8 years of age should be kept
away. Children should only use the oven under adult
supervision due to the temperatures generated.
A
„„
steam cleaner is not to be used for cleaning the
appliance.
4
Safety instructions
Do
„„
not use harsh, abrasive cleaners or sharp metal
scrapers to clean the oven door glass since they can
scratch the surface, which may result in shattering of the
glass.
Exterior
„„
oven surfaces, including air vents on the
cabinet and the oven door will get hot during grill, oven,
steam, Panacrunch and combination modes, take
care when opening or closing the door and when inserting
or removing food and the accessory.
This
„„
appliance is not intended to be operated by means
of an external timer or separate remote-control system.
Only
„„
use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave
ovens.
Warning!
„„
This appliance produces boiling hot steam.
During
„„
and after cooking with steam function, do not
open the oven door when your face is very close to the
oven. Care must be taken when opening the door as
steam may cause injury.
Warning!
„„
Steam may billow out when you open the door.
If there is steam in the oven, do not reach in with your
bare hands! Risk of burns! Use oven gloves.
Please
„„
refer to pages 12-13 for correct installation of the
shelf accessory.
The
„„
oven has two grill heaters situated in the top of the
oven and two heaters situated in the base of the oven.
After using the grill, oven, steam, Panacrunch and
combination functions, the inside surfaces of the oven
will be very hot. Care should be taken to avoid touching
the heating elements inside the oven. To prevent burns,
care should be taken to avoid touching the inside surfaces
of the oven.
5
Safety instructions
This combination oven is intended for heating food and
beverages only. Take care when heating foods low
in moisture, e.g. bread items, chocolate, biscuits and
pastries. These can easily burn, dry out or catch fire if
cooked too long. We do not recommend heating foods
low in moisture such as popcorn or poppadoms. Drying
of food, newspapers or clothing and heating of warming
pads, slippers, sponges, damp cloths, wheat bags, hot
water bottles and similar may lead to risk of injury, ignition
or fire.
The oven lamp must be replaced by a service technician
„„
trained by the manufacturer. Do not attempt to remove
the outer casing from the oven.
„
Before
„„
using the oven, place the drip tray in position.
Refer to page 14 for correct installation.
The
„„
purpose of the drip tray is to collect excess water
during steam and microwave mode. It should be
emptied after each steam and microwave operation.
Do
„„
not use the water tank if it is cracked or broken, as
leaking water could result in electrical failure and danger
of electric shock. If the water tank becomes damaged,
please contact your dealer.
In order to avoid a hazard due to inadvertent
resetting of the thermal cut-out, this appliance must not
be supplied through an external switching device, such as
a timer, or connected to a circuit that is regularly switched
on and off by the utility.
Caution!
„„
6
Disposal of waste products
Information on disposal
for users of Waste
Electrical & Electronic
Equipment (private
households)
This symbol on the products
and/or accompanying documents means
that used electrical and electronic products
should not be mixed with general household
waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and
recycling, please take these products to
designated collection points, where they
will be accepted on a free of charge basis.
Alternatively, in some countries you may be
able to return your products to your local
retailer upon the purchase of an equivalent
new product.
For business users in the
European Union
If you wish to discard electrical and
electronic equipment, please contact your
dealer or supplier for further information.
Information on disposal in other
countries outside the European
Union
This symbol is only valid in the European
Union.
If you wish to discard this product, please
contact your local authorities or dealer and
ask for the correct method of disposal.
Disposing of this product correctly will help
to save valuable resources and prevent
any potential negative effects on human
health and the environment which could
otherwise arise from inappropriate waste
handling. Please contact your local authority
for further details of your nearest designated
collection point.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect
disposal of this waste, in accordance with
national legislation.
7
Important safety instructions
Read carefully and keep for future reference
This appliance is supplied with a moulded
three pin mains plug for your safety and
convenience. A 13 amp fuse is fitted in this
plug. Should the fuse need to be replaced,
please ensure that the replacement fuse has
a rating of 13 amps and that it is approved
by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark
mark
or the BSI
on the body of the fuse.
If the fuse cover is detachable, never use
the plug with the cover omitted.
A replacement fuse cover can be purchased
from your local Panasonic dealer.
„ How to replace the fuse
Open the fuse
compartment with a
screwdriver and
replace the fuse.
If the fitted moulded plug is
unsuitable for the socket outlet in your
home then the fuse should be removed
and the plug cut off and disposed of
safely and an appropriate one fitted.
There is a danger of severe electrical
shock if the cut off plug is inserted into
any 13 amp socket.
If a new plug is to be fitted, please observe
the wiring code as shown opposite. If in any
doubt, please consult a qualified electrician
(For U.K. models only).
Warning!
This appliance must be earthed.
8
Important
The wires in this mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the
following code:
Green-and-yellow: Earth,
Blue: Neutral
Brown: Live.
As the colours of the wire in the mains
lead of this appliance may not correspond
with the coloured markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured green-andyellow must be connected to the terminal in
the plug which is marked with the letter E or
by the Earth symbol
or coloured green
or green-and-yellow.
The wire which is coloured blue must be
connected to the terminal in the plug which
is marked with the letter N or coloured
black. The wire which is coloured brown
must be connected to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter L or
coloured red.
When this oven is installed it should be easy
to isolate the appliance from the electricity
supply by pulling out the plug or operating a
circuit breaker.
„ Voltage & power
The voltage used must be the same as
specified on this microwave oven. Using a
higher voltage than that which is specified
is dangerous and may result in a fire or
other type of accident causing damage.
Do not immerse cord, plug or oven in water.
Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
Do not let cord hang over the edge of table
or work top. Do not plug your oven in via an
extension cable as this can be dangerous. It
is important to plug the oven directly into a
wall socket.
The back of the appliance heats up during
use. Do not allow the cord to be in contact
with the back of the appliance or cabinet
surface.
Important safety instructions
1. In case of electronic failure, oven can
only be turned off at wall socket.
Warning!
Only allow children to use the oven
without supervision when adequate
instructions have been given so that
the child is able to use the oven in
a safe way and understands the
hazards of improper use. Ensure that
children do not touch the hot outer
casing after operation of the oven.
2. This appliance can be used by children
aged from 8 years and above and
persons with reduced physical,
sensory and mental capabilities or lack
of experience and knowledge if they
have been given supervision or
instruction by a person responsible for
their safety concerning the use of the
appliance in a safe way and understand
the hazards involved.
3. Children shall not play with the
appliance. Cleaning and user
maintenance shall not be made by
children without supervision.
4. During and after cooking with a steam
function, do not open the oven door
when your face is very close to the
oven. Care must be taken when
opening the door as steam may cause
injury.
5. To prevent burns, take care of hot
surfaces which may exist from the
cooking process.
Caution!
Steam may billow out when you
open the door. If there is steam in
the oven, do not reach in with your
bare hands! Risk of burns! Use oven
gloves.
Storage of accessories
6. Do not store any objects other than
oven accessory inside the oven in case
it is accidentally turned on.
Exterior oven surfaces
7. Exterior oven surfaces, including air
vents on the right side of the
cabinet and the oven door will get hot
during grill, oven, steam, Panacrunch
and combination modes. Take care
when opening or closing the door and
when inserting or removing food and
the accessory.
Heater
8. The oven has two grill heaters situated
in the top of the oven and two heaters
situated in the base of the oven.
After using the grill, oven, steam,
Panacrunch and combination
functions, the inside surfaces of the
oven will be very hot. Care should be
taken to avoid touching the heating
elements inside the oven.
Caution! Hot surfaces
After cooking by these modes, the
Square Panacrunch Pan will be very
hot.
9. Before using grill, oven, steam or
combination function for the first time
operate the oven without food and
the accessory on oven 220 °C for
10 minutes. This will allow the oil that
is used for rust protection to be burned
off. This is the only time that the oven is
operated completely empty.
Caution!
Grill elements and oven will be hot.
Do not operate the oven empty
apart from point 9 above. The
appliance must not be operated by
microwave or combination including
microwave without food in the
oven. Operation when empty will
damage the appliance.
The accessible parts may
become hot in grill, oven, steam,
Panacrunch and combination
use. Young children less than 8
years of age should be kept away.
Children should only use the oven
under adult supervision due to the
temperatures generated.
9
Before using your oven
Examine your oven
1. Unpack oven, remove all packing
material, and examine the oven for
any damage such as dents, broken
door latches, cracks in the door or any
damage to the water tank. Notify dealer
immediately if unit is damaged.
DO NOT install if unit is damaged.
Cord
3. If the supply cord of this appliance is
damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or its service agent or a
similarly qualified person in order to
avoid a hazard.
Guarantee
2. Your receipt is your guarantee, please
keep it safe.
Note
The appliance should be inspected for damage to the door seals and door seal
areas. If these areas are damaged the appliance should not be operated until it has
been repaired by a service technician trained by the manufacturer.
Placement of your oven
This oven is intended for counter-top
household use only. It is not intended for
built-in use or for use inside a cupboard.
2.
Do not place the microwave oven on
a shelf directly above a gas or electric
hob. This may be a safety hazard and
the oven may be damaged.
3.
Do not block air vents on the right
side of the oven. If air vents are
blocked during operation, the oven
may overheat. If the oven overheats, a
thermal safety device will turn the oven
off. The oven will remain inoperable
with blank display until it has cooled.
4.
This appliance is intended to be used
in household applications only.
15cm
5cm
1.
10
10cm
The oven must be placed on a flat,
stable surface 850 mm above the floor,
with rear of oven placed against a back
wall. For proper operation the oven
must have sufficient air flow, i.e. 5 cm at
one side, the other being open; 15 cm
clear over the top; 10 cm at the rear.
Care and cleaning of your oven
Important
It is essential for the safe operation
of the oven that it is kept clean, and
wiped out after each use. Failure
to maintain the oven in a clean
condition could lead to deterioration
of a surface that could adversely
affect the life of the appliance and
possibly result in a hazardous
situation.
1. Switch the oven off before cleaning
and unplug at the socket if possible.
2. Keep the inside of the oven, door
seals and door seal areas clean.
When food splatters or spilled liquids
adhere to oven walls, door seals
and door seal areas wipe off with a
damp cloth. Mild detergent may be
used if they get very dirty. The use of
harsh detergent or abrasives is not
recommended.
3. After using grill, oven, steam,
Panacrunch and combination cooking
the walls of the oven should be cleaned
with a soft cloth and soapy water.
Particular care should be taken to
keep the window area clean especially
after cooking by grill, oven, steam,
Panacrunch and combination.
Stubborn spots inside the oven can
be removed by using a small amount
of conventional oven-cleaner sprayed
onto a soft damp cloth. Wipe onto
problem spots, leave for recommended
time and then wipe off. Do not spray
directly inside the oven.
4. After cooking with a steam function,
wipe away any excess water which may
have condensed within the oven cavity.
Empty the drip tray (refer to page 14).
5. Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or
sharp metal scrapers to clean the oven
door glass since they may scratch the
surface, which may result in shattering
of the glass.
6. The outside oven surface should be
cleaned with a damp cloth. To prevent
damage to the operating parts inside
the oven, water should not be allowed
to seep into the ventilation openings.
7. If the control panel becomes dirty,
clean with a soft, dry cloth. Do not
use harsh detergents or abrasives
on control panel. When cleaning the
control panel, leave the oven door open
to prevent the oven from accidentally
turning on. After cleaning touch Stop/
Cancel to clear the display window.
8. If steam accumulates inside or around
the outside of the oven door, wipe with
a soft cloth. This may occur when the
microwave oven is operated under
high humidity conditions and in no way
indicates a malfunction of the unit or
microwave leakage.
9. The oven cavity floor should be
cleaned regularly. Simply wipe the
bottom surface of the oven with mild
detergent and warm water then dry with
a clean cloth. Cooking vapours collect
during repeated use but in no way
affect the bottom surface.
10. When grilling or cooking by oven,
steam or combination some foods
may splatter grease onto the oven
walls. If the oven is not cleaned to
eliminate this grease, it can accumulate
and cause the oven to ‘smoke’ during
use. These marks will be more difficult
to clean later.
11. A steam cleaner is not to be used for
cleaning the appliance.
12. Ensure the Square Panacrunch Pan
is kept clean, especially when using
microwave or combination programs.
13. Keep air vents clear at all times.
Check that no dust or other material
is blocking any of the air vents on the
right side of the oven. If vents become
blocked this could cause overheating
which would affect the operation of the
oven and possibly result in a hazardous
situation.
14. Run the system cleaning program
when the symbol shows in the display.
See page 58. Clean the water tank at
least once a week to prevent build up
of limescale. See page 59.
11
Maintenance of your oven
Service
1. When your oven requires a service
call your local Panasonic engineer
(Customer Communications Centre
on 0344 844 3899 can recommend an
engineer).
Warning!
It is hazardous for anyone other
than a competent person to carry
out any service or repair operation
which involves the removal of a
cover which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy.
Water tank
3. Do not use the water tank if it is
cracked or broken, as leaking water
could result in electrical failure and
danger of electric shock. If the water
tank becomes damaged, please contact
your dealer.
Oven light
4. The oven lamp must be replaced by a
service technician trained by the
manufacturer. Do not attempt to
remove the outer casing from the oven.
Selected spares and accessories
5. These may be ordered directly online
at www.panasonic.co.uk or
by telephoning the Customer
Communication Centre on
0344 844 3899. Most major credit and
debit cards accepted. Ensure you quote
the correct model number.
Door seals
2. Do not attempt to tamper with or make
any adjustments or repairs to door,
control panel housing, safety interlock
switches or any other part of the oven.
Do not remove outer panel from oven.
The door seals and door seal areas
should always be kept clean – use a
damp cloth.
Warning!
The appliance should be inspected
for damage to the door seals and
door seal areas. If these areas are
damaged the appliance should
not be operated until it has been
repaired by a service technician
trained by the manufacturer.
Accessory advice
12
1.
Do not cook food directly on the base
of the oven. Always place food in a
microwave safe dish.
2.
The Square Panacrunch Pan provided
must only be used as directed for
grilling, oven, steam, Panacrunch
and combination without microwave
cooking. Never use metal accessories
when cooking in microwave only
mode. Do not use if operating the oven
with less than 200 g of food on a manual
combination program. The maximum
weight that can be used on the oven
accessory is 3.2 kg. Failure to use the
accessory correctly could damage your
oven.
3.
When cooking with microwave power
arcing may occur if the incorrect weight
of food is used, a metal container has
been used incorrectly, or the oven
accessory has been damaged. If this
occurs, stop the appliance immediately.
You can continue to cook by grill, steam
or oven only.
4.
Always refer to instructions for correct
accessory to use on all auto programs
Oven accessory
The oven comes equipped with an
accessory, the Square Panacrunch Pan.
Always follow the directions given for use of
the accessory. The accessory has a number
of uses:
1.
2.
3.
4.
It is recommended to use the pan in the
upper shelf position on Steam 1, 2 or 3.
For steaming larger food items, place
the pan in the lower shelf position.
During steaming, cooking juices collect
in the watercourse of the pan.
The pan can be used for grill in the
upper shelf position for small flat
items. It can be used in the lower shelf
position for grilling larger items.
The pan can be placed in the lower or
upper shelf position to cook in oven
mode 100 - 220 °C or 40 °C.
The pan can be used as a Square
Panacrunch Pan in the upper shelf
position for the Panacrunch auto
programs. It can be used in the upper
or lower shelf positions in manual
operation for browning and crisping the
top and base of foods.
Using the Square Panacrunch
Pan (Manual operation)
1.
Place in the upper shelf position. Press
Grill pad 4 times to select Panacrunch
mode. Please refer to page 35.
2.
Cook according to the guidelines
shown in the cooking chart in the
cookbook on page 35.
3.
Use oven gloves after cooking as the
pan will be very hot.
Care of the pan
1.
Never use any sharp utensils on the
pan as this will damage the non-stick
surface.
2.
After use, wash the pan in hot soapy
water and rinse in hot water. Do not
use any abrasive cleaning substances
or scouring pads as this will damage
the surface of the pan.
3.
The pan is dishwasher safe.
Square Panacrunch Pan
Note
„
„
„
„
„
Do not pre-heat the pan.
Always use oven gloves when handling the hot pan.
Ensure all food packaging is removed before cooking.
Do not place any heat-sensitive materials on the hot pan as this may cause
burning.
For correct use of the Square Panacrunch Pan for each cooking mode, see
pages 29-45.
13
Parts of your oven
Control panel
Drip tray
Front view
Air vent exhaust
Water tank
Warning label
Identification label
Rear view
Air inlet
Drip tray
1. Before using the oven, the drip tray
must be fitted as it collects excess
water during cooking. The drip tray
should be removed and cleaned on a
regular basis.
2. Fit the drip tray by holding with both
hands and clicking onto the front legs
of the oven.
3. To remove the drip tray, hold with both
hands and gently ease forward. Wash
in warm soapy water. Re-position the
drip tray by clicking back onto the legs.
4. Do not use a dishwasher to clean the
drip tray.
Re-position the drip tray by clicking back
onto the legs.
Water Tank
Refer to guidelines for water tank on
page 40.
Drip tray
Note
The above illustration is for reference only.
14
Water tank
Parts of your oven
Steam outlet
Warning label
Grill elements
Menu
label
LED light
Warning label
Shelf positions
Air vents
Power supply cord
Power supply plug
Door hinges
To prevent injury when
opening or closing the
door, keep fingers away
from the door hinges.
Inner Plate
Bottom microwave
feeding
(refer to page 29)
Door safety lock
system.
To prevent injury,
do not insert finger,
knife, spoon or
other object into
the latch hole.
Oven window
Door handle
Pull the door handle downwards to open. When you
open the oven door during cooking, the cooking is
stopped temporarily without clearing the programmed
settings. The cooking is resumed as soon as the door
is closed and Start is touched. The oven lamp lights as
soon as the oven door is opened.
Note
The above illustration is for reference only.
Important information
Safety
If smoke is emitted or a fire occurs in the
oven, touch Stop/Cancel and leave the door
closed in order to stifle any flames.
Disconnect the power cord, or shut off
power at the fuse or the circuit breaker
panel.
Short cooking times
As microwave cooking times are much
shorter than other cooking methods it is
essential that recommended cooking times
are not exceeded without first checking the
food.
Cooking times given in the cookbook are
approximate. Factors that may affect
cooking times are: preferred degree of
cooking, starting temperature, altitude,
volume, size and shape of foods and
utensils used. As you become familiar with
the oven, you will be able to adjust these
factors.
It is better to undercook rather than overcook
foods. If food is undercooked, it can always
be returned to the oven for further cooking.
If food is overcooked, nothing can be done.
Always start with minimum cooking times.
Important
If the recommended cooking times
are exceeded the food will be spoiled
and in extreme circumstances could
catch fire and possibly damage the
interior of the oven.
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Important information
Small quantities of food
Take care when heating small quantities
of food as these can easily burn, dry out
or catch fire if cooked too long. Always set
short cooking times and check the food
frequently.
Note
Never operate the oven without food
inside on microwave or combination
mode involving microwave.
Foods low in moisture
Take care when heating foods low in
moisture, e.g. bread items, chocolate,
biscuits and pastries. These can easily burn,
dry out or catch on fire if cooked too long.
We do not recommend heating foods low in
moisture such as popcorn or poppodums.
The microwave oven is intended for heating
food and beverages only. Drying of food,
newspapers or clothing and heating of
warming pads, slippers, sponges, damp
cloth, wheat bags, hot water bottles and
similar may lead to risk of injury, ignition or
fire.
Christmas pudding
Christmas puddings and other foods high in
fats or sugar, e.g. jam, mince pies, must not
be overheated. These foods must never be
left unattended as with over cooking these
foods can ignite.
Boiled eggs
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.
Foods with skin
Potatoes, apples, egg yolk, whole
vegetables and sausages are examples of
foods with non porous skin. These must be
pierced using a fork before cooking to
prevent bursting.
Warning
Liquids and other foods must not be
heated in sealed containers since
they are liable to explode.
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Liquids
When heating liquids, e.g. soup, sauces and
beverages in your microwave oven,
overheating the liquid beyond boiling point
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:
„
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, stirring again before
carefully removing the container.
Microwave heating of beverages can
result in delayed eruptive boiling,
therefore care should be taken when
handling the container.
Lids
Always remove the lids of jars and
containers and takeaway food containers
before you microwave them. If you don’t
then steam and pressure might build up
inside and cause an explosion even after
the microwave cooking has stopped.
Deep fat frying
Do not attempt to deep fat fry in your oven.
Meat thermometer
Use a meat thermometer to check the
degree of cooking of roasts and poultry only
when meat has been removed from the
microwave. If undercooked, return to the
oven and cook for a few more minutes at the
recommended power level. Do not leave a
conventional meat thermometer in the oven
when microwaving.
Important information
Paper, plastic
When heating food in plastic or paper
containers, keep an eye on the oven due
to the possibility of ignition. Do not use wire
twist-ties with roasting bags when cooking
mode includes microwave power as
arcing will occur. Do not use recycled paper
products, e.g. kitchen roll unless they say
they are specifically designed for use in a
microwave oven. These products contain
impurities which may cause sparks and/or
fires when used.
Reheating
It is essential that reheated food is served
“piping hot”. Remove the food from the oven
and check that it is “piping hot”, i.e. steam is
being emitted from all parts and any sauce
is bubbling. (If you wish you may choose
to check the food has reached 72 ˚C with a
food thermometer – but remember do not
use this thermometer inside the microwave.)
For foods that cannot be stirred, e.g.
lasagne, shepherds pie, the centre should
be cut with a knife to test it is well heated
through. Even if a manufacturer’s packet
instructions have been followed always
check the food is piping hot before serving
and if in doubt return your food to the oven
for further heating.
Standing time
Standing time refers to the period at the
end of cooking or reheating when food is
left before being eaten, i.e. it is a rest time
which allows the heat in the food to continue
to conduct to the centre, thus eliminating
cold spots.
Keeping your oven clean
Grilling
The oven will only operate on the grill
function with the door closed.
Fan motor operation
After using the microwave oven, the fan
motor may operate to cool the electric
components. This is normal and you can
take out food even though the fan motor
operates. You can continue using the oven
during this time.
Utensils/containers
Before use check that utensils/containers
are suitable for use in microwave ovens.
See pages 22-23.
Babies bottles and food jars
When reheating babies bottles always
remove top and teat. Liquid at the top of the
bottle will be much hotter than that at the
bottom and must be shaken thoroughly
before checking the temperature. The lid
must also be removed from babies food jars,
the contents must also be stirred or shaken
before the temperature is checked. This
should be carried out before consumption in
order to avoid burns. See page 60.
Arcing
Arcing may occur if a metal container has
been used incorrectly, if the incorrect weight
of food is used, or if the Square Panacrunch
Pan has been damaged. Arcing is when blue
flashes of light are seen in the microwave
oven. If this occurs, stop the machine
immediately. If the oven is left unattended
and this continues it can damage the
machine. You can continue to cook by grill,
oven or steam only.
It is essential for the safe operation of the
oven that it is wiped out regularly. Use warm
soapy water, squeeze the cloth out well and
use to remove any grease or food from the
interior. Pay particular attention to the door
seal area. The oven should be unplugged
when cleaning.
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Microwaving principles
Microwaves are present in the atmosphere all
the time, both naturally and from manmade
sources. Manmade sources include radar,
radio, television, telecommunication links and
mobile phones.
Microwave
stirrer
Oven cavity
Base of
the oven
Important note
The dish used to cook or reheat the
food will get warm during cooking,
as the heat conducts from the food.
Even in microwaving, oven gloves
are required! Microwaves can not
pass through metal and therefore
metal cooking utensils can never
be used in a microwave, for
cooking on microwave only.
Magnetron
Stirrer motor
Waveguide
In a microwave oven, electricity is converted
into microwaves by the Magnetron. For
bottom feeding, please refer to page 29.
How microwaves cook food
The microwaves cause the water molecules
to vibrate which causes friction, i.e. heat.
This heat then cooks the food.
Microwaves are also attracted to fat and
sugar particles, and foods high in these will
cook more quickly. Microwaves can only
penetrate to a depth of 4-5 cm and as heat
spreads through the food by conduction, just
as in a traditional oven, the food cooks from
the outside inwards.
Foods not suitable for cooking by
microwave only
Reflection
The microwaves bounce off the metal walls
and the metal door screen.
Yorkshire pudding and souffles. This is
because these foods rely on dry external
heat to cook correctly, do not attempt to
cook by microwave.
Foods that require deep fat frying cannot be
cooked either.
Standing time
Transmission
Then they pass through the cooking
containers to be absorbed by the
water molecules in the food, all foods
contain water to a more or lesser extent.
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When a microwave oven is switched off, the
food will continue to cook by conduction –
not by microwave energy. Hence standing
time is very important in microwaving,
particularly for dense foods i.e. meat, cakes
and reheated meals (refer to page 20).
Boiled eggs
Do not boil eggs in your microwave.
Raw eggs boiled in their shells can
explode and cause serious injury.
Control panel
1
2
6
3
7
4
8
5
9
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Display window
Steam (pages 39-40)
Micro Power (page 29)
Grill (pages 33-35)
Oven (pages 36-38)
Chaos defrost (pages 50-51)
Auto steam programs (pages 52-53)
Auto cook programs (pages 54-55)
Panacrunch programs (pages 56-57)
Time/Weight Dial
System cleaning (pages 58)
Timer/Clock
Stop/Cancel:
Before cooking:
One touch clears your instructions.
During cooking:
One touch temporarily stops the
cooking program. Another touch
cancels all your instructions and a
colon or the clock will appear in the
display.
14. Start:
Touch to start operating the oven. If
during cooking the door is opened or
Stop/Cancel is touched once, Start
has to be touched again to continue
cooking.
Beep sound:
10
A beep sounds when a key is
touched. If this beep does not
sound, the setting is incorrect.
When the oven changes from one
function to another, two beeps
sound. After completion of cooking,
five beeps sound.
Note
12
11
13
14
„
„
„
The oven will enter stand-by
mode after the last operation
has completed. When in standby mode, the brightness of the
display will be reduced.
When in stand-by mode, it is
necessary to open and close
the oven door.
If an operation is set and Start
is not touched within 6 minutes,
the oven will automatically
cancel the operation. The
display will revert back to colon
or Clock mode.
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General guidelines
Standing time
Dense foods e.g. meat, jacket potatoes and
cakes, require a standing time (inside or
outside of the oven) after cooking, to allow
heat to finish conducting through the food.
„ Jacket potatoes
Wrap in aluminium foil once cooked by
microwave only. Stand for 5 min. It is not
necessary to stand jacket potatoes cooked
in combination mode.
„ Fish
Stand for 2-3 minutes.
„ Egg dishes
Stand for 1-2 minutes.
„ Precooked convenience food
Stand for 2-3 minutes.
Moisture content
Many fresh foods e.g. vegetables
and fruit, vary in their moisture
content throughout the season.
Jacket potatoes are a particular
example of this. For this reason
cooking times may have to be
adjusted throughout the year. Dry
ingredients e.g. rice, pasta, can
dry out during storage so cooking
times may differ from ingredients
freshly purchased.
Piercing
The skin or membrane on some
foods will cause steam to build
up during cooking. These foods
must be pierced or a strip of
skin should be peeled off before
cooking to allow the steam to
escape. Eggs, potatoes, apples,
sausages etc, will all need to be
pierced before cooking. Do not
attempt to boil eggs in their
shells.
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„ Meat joints
Stand 15 min wrapped in aluminium foil.
„ Plated meals
Stand for 2-3 minutes.
„ Vegetables
Boiled potatoes benefit from standing for
1-2 minutes, however most other types of
vegetables can be served immediately.
„ Defrosting
It is essential to allow standing time to
complete the process. This can vary from
5 minutes. e.g. raspberries, to 1-2 hours for
a joint of meat. See pages 31-32.
If food is not cooked after standing time,
return to oven and cook for additional time.
Cling film
Cling film helps keep the food
moist and the trapped steam
assists in speeding up cooking
times. However it should be
pierced before cooking, to allow
excess steam to escape.
Always take care when
removing cling film from a dish
as the build-up of steam will be
very hot. Always purchase cling
film that states on the packet
“suitable for microwave
cooking” and use as a covering
only. Do not line dishes with
cling film. Do not cover foods
when cooking by grill, oven or
combination.
General guidelines
Dish size
Follow the dish sizes given in
the recipes, as these affect the
cooking and reheating times.
A quantity of food spread in a
bigger dish cooks and reheats
more quickly
Quantity
Small quantities cook faster
than large quantities, also
small meals will reheat more
quickly than large portions.
Spacing
Foods cook more quickly and
evenly if spaced apart. Never
pile foods on top of each other.
Shape
Even shapes cook evenly.
Food cooks better by
microwave when in a round
container rather than square.
Density
Porous airy foods heat more
quickly than dense heavy
foods.
Covering
Cover foods with microwave
cling film or a self-fitting lid.
Cover fish, vegetables,
casseroles, soups. Do not
cover cakes, sauces, jacket
potatoes, pastry items. Please
refer to cooking charts and
recipes for more information.
Arranging
Individual foods e.g. chicken
portions or chops, should be
placed in a dish so that the
thicker parts are to the outside.
Ingredients
Foods containing fat, sugar or
salt heat up very quickly. The
filling may be much hotter than
the pastry. Take care when
eating. Do not overheat even
if the pastry does not appear
to be very hot.
Starting temperature
The colder the food, the longer
it takes to heat up. Food from
a fridge takes longer to reheat
than food at room temperature.
Food temperature should
be between 5-8 °C before
cooking.
Turning and stirring
Some foods require stirring
during cooking. Meat and
poultry should be turned after
half the cooking time.
Liquids
All liquids must be stirred
before, during and after
heating. Water especially must
be stirred before and during
heating, to avoid eruption.
Do not heat liquids that have
previously been boiled. Do not
overheat.
Checking food
It is essential that food is
checked during and after a
recommended cooking time,
even if an auto program
has been used (just as you
would check food cooked in
a conventional oven). Return
the food to the oven for further
cooking if necessary.
Cleaning
As microwaves work on food
particles, keep your oven clean
at all times. Stubborn spots of
food can be removed by using a
branded oven cleaner, sprayed
onto a soft cloth. Always wipe the
oven dry after cleaning. Avoid
any plastic parts and door area.
Customers should not spray
directly into the cavity.
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Quick check guide to cooking utensils
Choosing the correct
container is a very important
factor in deciding the success
or failure of your cooking.
Testing dishes for suitability for microwave cooking only.
When unsure that a cooking container is
suitable for use in your microwave, check by
the following test:
1. Fill a microwave safe measuring jug with
300 ml cold water.
2. Place it on the base of the oven along
side the dish to be tested. If the dish you
are testing is a large dish, then stand the
measuring jug on top of the empty dish.
Result
If the dish is suitable for
microwaving, it will remain cool,
whilst the water in the jug will begin
to feel warm. If the testing dish feels
warm, do not use as it is obviously
absorbing microwave energy.
Note
This test does not apply to plastic
or metal based containers e.g. Le
Creuset® style dishes, which should
not be used as they are cast iron
covered with enamel.
3. Heat on high power for 1 minute.
Containers to use
Oven glass
Everyday glass that is heat
resistant e.g. Pyrex®, is
ideal for microwave, oven or
combination cooking.
Do not use delicate glass or
lead crystal which may crack
or arc.
China and ceramic
Everyday glazed china,
porcelain or ceramic plates,
bowls, mugs and cups can be
used if they are heat resistant.
Fine bone china should only
be used for reheating for short
periods. Do not use dishes
with a metal rim or pattern.
Do not use jugs or mugs with
glued handles, since the glue
can melt. If dishes are heat
resistant they may be used on
Oven and Combination but not
directly under the Grill.
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Pottery, earthenware,
stoneware
If completely glazed, these
dishes are suitable. Do not
use if partially glazed or
unglazed, since they are able
to absorb water which in turn
absorbs microwave energy,
making the container very hot
and slows down the cooking
of food.
Foil/metal containers
Never attempt to cook in foil or
metal containers on microwave
only as the microwaves cannot
pass through and the food will
not heat evenly, it may also
damage your oven. Foil and
metal containers can be used on
grill or oven.
Containers to use
Plastic
Many plastic containers are
designed for microwave use,
but do not use for cooking
foods high in sugar or fat or
for foods that require long
cooking times e.g. brown
rice. Only use Tupperware®
containers if they are
designed for microwave use.
Do not use Melamine. Never
cook in margarine cartons or
yoghurt pots, as these will
melt with the heat from the
food. If heatproof they can be
used for Oven or Combination
cooking. Do not use under
the grill.
Paper
Plain white absorbent kitchen
paper (kitchen towel) can only
be used for microwave
cooking e.g. for covering
bacon to prevent splattering.
Only use for short cooking times. Never
re-use a piece of kitchen towel. Always
use a fresh piece of paper for each dish.
Avoid kitchen paper containing manmade
fibres.
If you are using branded re-cycled kitchen
towel, check first that it is recommended for
microwave use. Do not use waxed or plastic
coated cups or plates as the finish may
melt. Greaseproof paper can be used to line
the base of dishes and to cover when blind
baking pastry cases. White paper plates
can be used for short reheating times, on
Microwave only.
Cling film
Microwave cling film can only
be used for covering food that
is reheated by microwave.
It is also useful for covering
food to be cooked, but care
should be taken to avoid the
film being in direct contact
with the food eg. Do not line
dishes with cling film. Do not
use on any other cooking
mode.
Aluminium foil
Small amounts of smooth
aluminium foil can be used to
shield joints of meat during
defrosting and cooking by
Microwave, as the microwaves
cannot pass through the
foil, this prevents the parts
shielded from overcooking
or over defrosting. Take care
that the foil does not touch
the sides or roof of the oven,
as this may cause arcing and
damage your oven. Aluminium
foil can be used for Oven
cooking.
Roasting bags
Roasting bags are useful
when slit up one side to
tent a joint, for roasting by
power and time. Do not use
the metal twists supplied,
when using Microwave or
Combination.
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Cooking modes
The diagrams shown below are examples of the accessories. It may vary depending on
recipe/dish used. Further information can be found in the cookbook.
Cooking modes
MICROWAVE
Uses
Defrosting
Reheating
Melting: butter, chocolate, cheese.
Cooking fish, vegetables, fruits, eggs.
Preparing: stewed fruits, jam, sauces,
custards, choux, pastry, caramel,
meat, fish.
„ Baking cakes without colour.
„
„
„
„
„
Accessories to
use
Containers
-
Use your own
Pyrex® dishes,
plates or bowls,
directly on the
base of the oven.
Microwaveable,
no metal.
No Preheating
GRILL
„ Grilling of meat or fish.
„ Toast grilling.
„ Colouring of gratin dishes or
meringue pies.
Preheating advised
OVEN
„ Baking of small items with short
cooking times: puff pastry, cookies,
roll cakes, scones.
„ Special baking: bread rolls or
brioches, sponge cakes.
„ Baking of pizzas and tarts.
Preheating advised
STEAM
„ Cooking fish, vegetables, chicken,
rice, and potatoes.
No Preheating
PANACRUNCH
„ Roasting small meat and poultry
items.
„ Reheating and crisping (pizza,
bread, potato products).
No Preheating
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Heatproof,
metal tin can
be used
Square
on Square
Panacrunch Pan. Panacrunch Pan
in lower or upper
shelf positions or
on base of oven.
Heatproof,
metal tin can
be used
on Square
Panacrunch Pan
Square
Panacrunch Pan. in lower or upper
shelf positions.
Do not place
dishes directly on
base of oven.
Heatproof
container on
Square
Square
Panacrunch Pan. Panacrunch Pan
in upper or lower
shelf positions.
Square
Panacrunch Pan
in upper or lower
shelf positions.
-
Combination cooking modes
Cooking modes
Uses
Accessories
to use
Containers
-
Microwaveable
and heatproof
dishes placed
directly on base
of oven.
-
Microwaveable
and heatproof
dishes placed
directly on base
of oven.
GRILL + MICROWAVE
Grill + Microwave
„ Cooking lasagne, meat, potatoes or
vegetable gratins.
No Preheating
To use grill + microwave in
Panacrunch mode,
refer to page 24
STEAM + MICROWAVE
„ Cooking fish, vegetables, chicken, rice,
and potatoes.
No Preheating
GRILL + STEAM
„
„
„
„
„
Cooking gratins
Kebabs
Fish fillets
Whole fish
Part baked bread
Square
Panacrunch
Pan.
No Preheating
OVEN + STEAM
„ Baking cakes
„ Pastry tarts
Preheating advised
Square
Panacrunch
Pan.
Microwaveable
and heatproof.
Dishes can
be used on
the Square
Panacrunch
Pan in the lower
or upper shelf
positions or
directly on the
base of the oven.
Microwaveable
and heatproof.
Dishes can
be used on
the Square
Panacrunch
Pan in the lower
or upper shelf
positions. Do
not place dishes
directly on base of
oven.
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Let’s start to use your oven
1
Plug in
2
Tap Timer/Clock twice to set clock
Plug into a 13 amp fused electrical socket. You will be
reminded to read your operating instructions.
Set clock as a 24 hr clock. (See page 27 for details).
3
Tap Oven
4
Enter Time
5
Touch Start
(
will appear in the display window with the oven
temperature) (this procedure is to burn off the oil used
for rust protection in the oven.) Tap Oven until
220 °C is in the display window. Remove all
accessories from the oven.
Turn Time/Weight dial until 10 minutes is displayed in
the window.
The time will be displayed in the window and count
down. The oven will beep at the end of the program.
The oven is now ready to use.
Caution
Grill elements and oven will be hot.
Note
This is to enable you to experiment setting
various programs. (“DEMO MODE PRESS
ANY KEY” will appear in the display window.
This is to confirm that there is no microwave
power produced and it is safe to use the
oven without any food). To set Demonstration
Mode: tap Microwave power once, then tap
Stop/Cancel 4 times. To cancel Demonstration
Mode touch Microwave power once, touch
Stop/Cancel 4 times.
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Setting the clock
When the oven is first plugged in “REFER TO OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE
USE” appears in display window.
Tap Timer/Clock twice.
“SET TIME’’ appears in the
display window and the
colon starts to blink.
Enter the time by turning the
Time/Weight dial.The time appears
in the display and the colon blinks.
e.g. 13:25 (24 hr clock).
Touch Timer/Clock.
The colon stops blinking.
Time of day is now locked
into the display.
Note
1. One turn of the dial will increase or decrease the time by 1 minute. Continously
turning the dial will rapidly increase or decrease the time.
2. To reset the time of day repeat all the above steps.
3. The clock will keep the time of day as long as the oven is plugged in and
electricity is supplied.
4. This is a 24 hour clock.
Child lock
Using this system will make the oven controls inoperable; however, the door can be
opened. Child lock can be set when the display shows a colon or the time.
To Set:
To Cancel:
Tap Start three times.
The time of day will disappear.
Actual time will not be lost.
‘LOCK’ is indicated in the display.
Tap Stop/Cancel three times.
The time of day will reappear in the
display.
Note
To activate child lock, Start must be tapped 3 times within a 10 second period.
Child Lock can be set when a colon or the time of day is displayed.
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Operation guide setting
To assist you in programming your oven, the following operation will appear in the
display window. When you become familiar with your oven, the operation guide can be
turned off.
To turn off:
Colon or time of
day appears in the
display window.
Tap Timer/Clock four times.
Display window
To turn on:
Colon or time of
day appears in the
display window.
Tap Timer/Clock four times.
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Display window
Microwave cooking and defrosting
There are 6 different microwave power levels available. Do not place food directly
on the base of the oven. Use your own dishes, plates or bowls covered with a lid or
pierced cling film directly on the base of the oven.
Touch
Power
Level
Wattage
Once
High
1000 W
Twice
Defrost
270 W
3 Times
Medium
600 W
4 Times
Low
440 W
5 Times
Simmer
300 W
6 Times
Warm
100 W
Tap Micro Power until the power you
require appears in the display window.
Select the cooking time by
turning the Time/Weight
dial.
Touch Start. The
cooking program will
start and the time in
the display will count
down.
Note
1. Maximum time that can be set on HIGH power is 30 minutes. On all other
power levels the maximum time that can be set is 1 hour 30 minutes.
2. You can change the cooking time during cooking if required. Turn dial to
increase or decrease the cooking time. Time can be increased/decreased in
1 minute increments, up to 10 minutes. Turning dial to zero will end cooking.
3. Do not attempt to use microwave only with any metal container in the oven.
4. Do not place food directly onto the base of the oven. Place in a microwaveable
or glass dish. Foods reheated or cooked by microwave only should be
covered with a lid or pierced cling film, unless otherwise stated.
5. For manual defrosting times, please refer to defrost chart on pages 31-32.
6. For multi-stage cooking refer to pages 46-47.
7. Stand time can be programmed after microwave power and time setting. Refer
to using the timer page 48-49.
Bottom feeding technology
Please note that this product uses bottom feeding technology for microwave distribution which
differs from traditional turntable side feeding methods and creates more useable space for a
variety of different sized dishes.
This microwave feeding style can give a difference in heating times (in microwave mode) when
compared against side feeding appliances. This is quite normal and should not cause any
concern. Please refer to the reheating and cooking charts on pages 61-75.
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Defrosting guidelines
By selecting the defrost power level from
the microwave power key and setting a time,
you can defrost food in your microwave.
The biggest problem is getting the inside
defrosted before the outside starts to cook.
For this reason a defrost program alternates
between a defrost power and a standing
time. The name for this type of defrost is
cyclic. During the standing stages there is not
any microwave power in the oven, although
the light will remain on.
Arrange food in a single layer.
The automatic stand times ensure a more
even defrost but it is still necessary to allow
for standing times before use.
For Best Results
1. Place foods in a suitable container.
Meat joints and chickens should be
placed on an upturned saucer or on a
plastic rack if you have one.
2. Check food during defrosting, as foods
vary in their defrosting speed.
Turn or break up food as soon as possible.
3. It is not necessary to cover the food.
4. Always turn or stir the food especially
when the oven “beeps”. Shield if
necessary (see point 6).
5. Minced meat, chops, chicken portions
and other small items should be broken
up or separated as soon as possible
and placed in a single layer.
6. Shielding prevents food cooking. It is
essential when defrosting chickens and
joints of meat. The outside thaws out
first, so protect wings/breast and fat
with smooth pieces of aluminium foil
secured with cocktail sticks.
7. Allow standing time so that the centre
of the food thaws out. (Minimum of
1 hour for joints of meat and whole
chickens).
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Shield chickens and joints of meat.
Defrosting chart
Select Defrost power. The times given below are a guideline only. Always check the progress
of the food by opening the oven door and then re-starting. For larger quantities adjust times
accordingly. Food should not be covered during defrosting.
Food
Weight
Defrost
Time
Method
Standing
Time
Meat
Place in a suitable dish or on an
19-20 mins upturned saucer or use a rack.
Turn 3-4 times.
Beef/Lamb/
Pork Joint
700 g
Beef/Lamb/
Pork Joint
1.0 kg
30 mins
Sirloin/
Rump Steak
500 g
14 mins
112 g (1)
3 mins
227 g (2)
7 mins
454 g (4)
9 mins
Minced Beef
500 g
14 mins
Stewing Steak
400 g
13 mins
Lamb Chops
300 g
8 mins
Lamb Shanks x 2
900 g
19 mins
Pork Ribs
700 g
16 mins
Pork Chops
500 g
11 mins
Bacon
300 g
9 mins
130 g (2)
4 mins
540 g (8)
10-11 mins
1.5 kg
35 mins
Beefburgers
Sausages
Whole Chicken
Place in a suitable dish or on an
upturned saucer or use a rack.
Turn 4 times.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate
and turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate
and turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Break up
and turn 3-4 times.
Place in a suitable dish in a single
layer. Break up and turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish in a single
layer. Turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish in a single
layer. Separate and turn twice.
Shield if necessary.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate
and turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate
and turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate
and turn 2-3 times.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn
twice.
Place in a suitable dish or on an
upturned saucer or use a rack.
Turn 3-4 times. Shield if
necessary.
60 mins
60 mins
15 mins
10 mins
15 mins
30 mins
15 mins
30 mins
15 mins
60 mins
30 mins
20 mins
15 mins
15 mins
20 mins
60 mins
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Defrosting chart
Select Defrost power. The times given below are a guideline only. Always check the progress
of the food by opening the oven door and then re-starting. For larger quantities adjust times
accordingly. Food should not be covered during defrosting.
Food
Chicken Portions
Weight
Defrost
Time
160 g (1)
6 mins
Place in a suitable dish. Turn.
15 mins
400 g (2)
9 mins
17 mins
Place in a suitable dish. Turn
twice.
30 mins
700 g (4)
Duck Breast Fillets
400 g
Whole Fish x 2
500 g
Fish Fillets
Fish Steaks
Prawns
100-150 g
600 g
100 g
270 g
500 g
200 g
GENERAL
Sliced bread
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Method
Place in a suitable dish. Turn
12 mins
twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn
15 mins
twice separate if necessary.
4-5 mins Place in a suitable dish. Separate
if necessary and turn twice.
10 mins
4 mins
Place in a suitable dish. Turn.
8 mins
Place in a suitable dish. Separate
12-14 mins if necessary and turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Stir twice
7 mins
during defrosting.
400 g
6 mins
40 g
1 min
30 secs
Standing
Time
60 mins
30 mins
20 mins
10 mins
30 mins
10 mins
15 mins
20 mins
15 mins
Place on a plate. Separate and
arrange during defrosting.
10 mins
Place on a plate.
5 mins
Soft fruit
500 g
13 mins
Gateau
Cheesecake
Meringue dessert
Butter
Shortcrust/
Puff pastry
515 g
500 g
450 g
250 g
4 mins
7 mins
4 mins
4 mins
Place in a suitable dish. Stir twice
during defrosting.
Place on a plate.
Place on a plate.
Place on a plate.
Place on a plate.
500 g
4 mins
Place on a plate. Turn halfway.
30 mins
20 mins
20 mins
30 mins
20 mins
30 mins
Grilling
The grill system on the oven gives fast efficient cooking for a wide variety of foods
e.g. chops, sausages, steaks, toast, etc.
There are 3 different grill settings available.
Touch
Power
Level
Wattage
Once
Grill 1
(High)
1200 W
Twice
Grill 2
(Medium)
850 W
3 Times
Grill 3
(Low)
650 W
4 Times
Panacrunch (See page 35)
Tap Grill until the power you require
appears in the display window.
Select the cooking time by turning the
Time/Weight dial. Maximum cooking
time is 90 minutes.
Touch Start to preheat.
A “P” will appear in the display window.
When the oven is preheated the oven
will beep and the “P” will flash. Then
open the door and place the food inside.
* Skip this step when preheat is not
required.
Touch Start.
The cooking program will start and the
time in the display will count down.
Note
1. The grill will only operate with the oven door closed.
2. You can change the cooking time during cooking if required. Turn the Time/
Weight dial to increase or decrease the cooking time. Time can be increased/
decreased in 1 minute increments, up to 10 minutes. Turning the dial to zero
will end cooking.
Caution
The Square Panacrunch Pan and surrounding oven will get very hot. Use oven
gloves.
Grilling times
When using the grill to cook foods, the cooking times will be similar to traditional
grilling. Most foods will require turning halfway through the cooking time (see section
on oven accessories page 34).
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Grilling
Oven accessory to use
When grilling fish, chops or small food
items, the Square Panacrunch Pan should
be placed in the upper shelf position. For
larger food items, the Square Panacrunch
Pan should be in the lower shelf position.
Place food on Square
Panacrunch Pan
The Square Panacrunch Pan will allow fat
and juices to drip into the Watercourse to
reduce excess splatter and smoke when
grilling.
Most foods require turning halfway during
cooking. When turning food, open oven
door and carefully remove the Square
Panacrunch Pan by holding firmly.
Use oven gloves when removing the Square
Panacrunch Pan as it will be very hot, and
so will the roof and walls of the oven.
After turning, return food to the oven, close
door and touch Start. The oven will
continue to count down the remaining
cooking time. It is quite safe to open the
oven door at any time to check the progress
of the food as it is grilling.
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Guidelines
1. Use the Square Panacrunch Pan
provided, as explained.
2. Most meat items e.g. bacon, sausages,
chops can be cooked on the hottest
setting grill 1. This setting is also suitable
for toasting bread, muffins and teacakes
etc.
3. Grill 2 and grill 3 are used for more
delicate foods or those that require a
longer grill time e.g. fish or chicken
portions.
4. Never cover the food when grilling.
5. Always use oven gloves when removing
the food and Square Panacrunch Pan
after grilling as they will be very hot.
6. After grilling it is important that the
Square Panacrunch Pan is removed for
cleaning before reuse and that the oven
walls and floor are wiped with a cloth
squeezed in hot soapy water to remove
any grease.
Dishwasher safe
The Square Panacrunch Pan is
dishwasher safe.
Panacrunch (Grilling)
The Panacrunch ʻconceptʼ
Some foods cooked by microwave can have soft and soggy crusts. Your Square Panacrunch
Pan accessory will brown and crisp pizzas, frozen potato products, quiches, pies, breaded
products. Your Panasonic Square Panacrunch Pan works by heating the pan by absorbing
microwaves and heating the food by the Grill. The base of the pan absorbs the microwaves
and transfers them into heat. Then the heat is conducted through the pan to the food. The
heating effect is maximised by the non-stick surface.
Touch
Power
Level
4 Times
Panacrunch
Grill
Level
Grill 1
(1200 W)
Tap Grill 4 times. The
Panacrunch icon will
appear in the display.
Micro
Power
440 W
Select the cooking time by turning
the Time/Weight dial. Maximum
cooking time is 30 minutes.
Touch Start.
The cooking program will start
and the time in the display will
count down.
Important
To use Panacrunch with grill level 2 or 3 or Low (440 W) or Simmer (300 W); First
tap Grill to select desired grill level. Next tap Micro Power to select Low (440 W) or
Simmer (300 W). Then select the cooking time and touch Start.
Suggested cooking options
Food
Weight
440 g
Power level
Shelf level
Cooking time
Lower
10 mins
Frozen thin and crispy
pizza
Chilled sausage roll
Croissants / brioche
(room temp.)
Chilled onion bhajis /
samosas
335 g
Panacrunch
Upper
7-8 mins
160 g (1)
Panacrunch
Upper
6-7 mins
any
Panacrunch
Upper
4 mins
200 g
Panacrunch
Upper
5 mins
255 g (2)
Panacrunch
Upper
6 mins
Frozen deep pan pizza
Chilled breaded fish
Panacrunch
Caution
The Square Panacrunch Pan and surrounding oven will get very hot. Use oven
gloves.
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Oven cooking
Your combination oven can be used as an oven using the oven mode which uses top
and bottom heat. For best results always place food in a preheated oven. When using
oven mode, the Square Panacrunch Pan can be placed in the upper or lower shelf
position.
See individual guidelines on pages 37-38 for recommended use.
Do not pre-heat on oven mode with the Square Panacrunch Pan in position.
Tap Oven. The oven starts
at 150 °C. Tap Oven and
the temperature will count
up in 10 °C stages to
220 °C, then 40 °C and
100 °C.
Touch Start to preheat.
A “P” will appear in the display
window. When the oven is preheated
the oven will beep and the “P” will
flash. Then open the door and place
the food inside.
* Skip this step when preheating is
not required.
Select the cooking time
turning the Time/Weight
dial. Maximum cooking time
is 90 minutes.
Touch Start.
is
Note: Check that only the oven symbol
is
still in the display. If the microwave symbol
displayed this is incorrect and the program should
be cancelled. Reselect the Oven setting.
Caution
The Square Panacrunch Pan and surrounding oven will get very hot. Use oven
gloves.
Note
1. Open the door using the pull down door because if Stop/Cancel is touched the
program may be cancelled.
2. The oven can not preheat to 40 °C.
3. You can change the cooking time during cooking if required. Turn the Time/Weight
dial to increase or decrease the cooking time. Time can be increased/decreased in
1 minute increments, up to 10 minutes. Turning the dial to zero will end cooking.
4. After touching Start, the selected temperature can be recalled and changed.
Touch Oven once to indicate the temperature in the display window. While the
temperature is recalled in the display window, you can change the temperature
by tapping oven.
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5. The oven will maintain the selected preheated temperature for approximately
30 minutes. If no food has been placed inside the oven or a cooking time set,
then it will automatically cancel the cooking program and revert to colon or
time of day.
Oven cooking
In oven mode, you can cook food directly on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the upper
or lower shelf position. Or you can place your standard metal baking tins and ovenware
on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf position. Do not place tins and
ovenware directly on the base of the oven in oven mode.
Roasting meat: Square Panacrunch
Pan in lower shelf position.
Baking: Square Panacrunch Pan in
lower shelf position.
.
You can use the Square Panacrunch Pan as a baking dish for roasting potatoes or vegetables,
and for baking fairy cakes, scones and cookies. It is also ideal for re-heating pre-cooked
convenience pastry items.
Roasting Vegetables / Potatoes:
Square Panacrunch Pan in lower shelf
position.
Reheating: Square Panacrunch Pan in
lower shelf position.
Caution
The Square Panacrunch Pan and surrounding oven will get very hot. Use oven
gloves.
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Oven cooking
Guideline to oven temperatures
For best results always place food in a preheated oven.
Don’t forget that for ease of programming of the most commonly used temperatures, your oven
will start at 150 °C and count up in 10 °C stages to 220 °C, then back to down to 40 °C then
100 °C. Food is generally cooked uncovered - unless it is stated in the instructions or recipe.
Temp °C
Temp °F
Gas mark
Proving Bread or Pizza dough
90 °F
1⁄8
150/160 °C
Macaroons
300 °F
2
160/170 °C
Casseroles, Small Tarts, Cookies
325 °F
3
180 °C
Victoria Sandwich, Fairy Cakes, Meat Joints
350 °F
4
190 °C
Gratins, Lasagne, Pastry Pies, Chicken
375 °F
5
200 °C
Stuffed Peppers, Scones, Swiss Roll, Muffins
400 °F
6
220 °C
Vegetable parcels, bread, garlic bread, roast
potatoes, baking pizza.
425 °F
7
40 °C
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Use
Steam cooking
The oven can be programmed as a steamer to cook vegetables, fish, chicken and rice.
There are 3 different steam settings available.
Touch
Power
Level
Temperature
Once
Steam 1
High
Twice
Steam 2
Medium
3 Times
Steam 3
Low
Tap Steam until the power
you require appears in the
display window.
Select the cooking time
turning the Time/Weight
dial. Maximum cooking time
is 30 minutes.
Touch Start.
The cooking program will
start and the time in the
display will count down.
Note
1. Fill the water tank before using the steam function.
2. The maximum time for cooking in this mode is 30 minutes. If required to cook
for longer than this time, re-fill the water tank and repeat the above operation
for the remaining time.
3. If during operation the water tank becomes empty, the oven will stop operation.
The prompt in the display will ask you to re-fill the water tank. After re-filling
the water tank and positioning back in the oven, touch Start. The oven will not
continue cooking until the water tank has been re-filled and Start touched.
4. You can change the cooking time during cooking if required. Turn the Time/
Weight dial to increase or decrease the cooking time. Time can be increased/
decreased in 1 minute increments, up to 10 minutes. Turning the dial to zero
will end cooking.
5. It is possible to refill the water tank at any time during cooking, without having to
touch Stop/Cancel first.
6. It may be necessary to wipe the excess water in the cavity after Steam cooking.
Caution
The Square Panacrunch Pan and surrounding oven will get very hot. Use oven
gloves.
When removing the food or Square Panacrunch Pan, hot water may drip from the
oven top.
Steam may billow out when you open the door. If there is steam in the oven, do not
reach in with your bare hands! Risk of burns! Use oven gloves.
Take care when removing the drip tray. Wipe any water that drips from the left side
of the oven. This is normal.
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Steam cooking
Guidelines for water tank
Carefully remove the water tank from the oven. Remove the lid and fill with tap water (do
not use mineral water). Replace the lid and position back in the oven. Ensure the lid is
closed tightly and securely positioned, otherwise leakage may occur. It is recommended
to clean the water tank in warm water once a week.
Caution
The Square Panacrunch Pan and surrounding oven will get very hot. Use oven
gloves.
Guidelines
1. There is no microwave power on the steam only program.
2. Use the Square Panacrunch Pan provided, as explained below.
3. The steam will only operate with the oven door below.
4. During and after cooking with steam function, do not open the oven
door when your face is very close to the oven. Care must be taken when
opening the door as steam may cause injury.
5. Always use oven gloves when removing the food and Square Panacrunch Pan
after steaming as they will be very hot.
6. After each steam operation carefully remove the drip tray from the front of the
oven. Gently ease forwards, holding with both hands. After emptying, wash in
warm soapy water. To re-position, click back into position on the oven legs. (See
page 14)
Use of accessory
When steaming place food directly on the
Square Panacrunch Pan in the upper shelf
position. For steaming larger food items, place
the Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf
position. During steaming, cooking juices
collect in the watercourse of the pan.
Use oven gloves when removing the Square
Panacrunch Pan as it will be very hot, and so
will the roof and walls of the oven.
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Steam Shot
This feature allows you to add steam during cooking (for 1, 2 or 3 minutes). There are 5
combinations that you can use steam shot:MICROWAVE
GRILL
OVEN
GRILL + MICROWAVE
PANACRUNCH
Adding steam during cooking enhances the heat distribution and aids the rising process
of breads, cakes and pastries.
( )
Set and operate the
desired program.
As required during operation,
hold Steam for 2 seconds and
1 minute will be added.
Optional
If you want to add 2 or 3 minutes, tap
Steam 2 or 3 times within 3 seconds
after step 2. The remaining time
displayed includes steam shot time.
Note
Steam shot is not available during preheating mode or at 40 °C oven.
Fill the water tank before use.
The original program still counts down when operating steam shot.
The steam shot time can not exceed the remaining cooking time.
If adding 2 or 3 minutes, steam must be tapped 2 or 3 times within a 3 second time
period.
Wipe away excess water in the cavity and around the water tank after cooking with
steam.
Caution
The Square Panacrunch Pan and surrounding oven will get very hot. Use oven
gloves.
When removing the food or Square Panacrunch Pan, hot water may drip from the
oven top.
Steam may billow out when you open the door. If there is steam in the oven, do not
reach in with your bare hands! Risk of burns! Use oven gloves.
Food
Cooking mode
Steam Shot
Puff pastries
Oven
²/³ total time add 3 mins Steam Shot
Breads
Oven
²/³ total time add 3 mins Steam Shot
Sponge cakes
Oven
½ total time add 3 mins Steam Shot
Part baked rolls
Oven or Grill
²/³ total time add 3 mins Steam Shot
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Combination cooking with steam
Steam can be used to cook foods simultaneously with microwave, grill or oven mode.
This can often reduce traditional oven cooking times and keep the food moist.
Oven accessories to use
Steam + microwave
Directly on the base of the oven in a microwaveable
and heatproof dish.
Oven or grill + steam
Square Panacrunch Pan in upper or lower shelf
position.
Microwave Power low,
simmer or warm can be set.
or
+
Grill levels 1, 2 or 3
can be set.
or
Oven 100 °C - 220 °C
can be set.
Tap Steam until
the power you
require appears
in the display
window (see the
chart below).
Select second cooking mode and power
level/temperature. It is
possible to preheat on
Steam + Oven. Refer
to page 36.
Select the cooking time
turning the Time/Weight
dial. Maximum cooking time
is 30 minutes.
Power and temperature range
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Touch
Power Level
Temperature
Once
Steam 1
High
Twice
Steam 2
Medium
3 Times
Steam 3
Low
Touch Start.
The cooking
program will start
and the time in
the display will
count down.
Combination cooking with steam
Note
1. Fill the water tank before using the steam function.
2. The maximum time for cooking in this mode is 30 minutes. If required to cook
for longer than this time, re-fill the water tank and repeat the above operation
for the remaining time.
3. If during operation the water tank becomes empty, the oven will stop operation.
The prompt in the display will ask you to re-fill the water tank. After re-filling
the water tank and positioning back in the oven, touch Start. The oven will not
continue cooking until the water tank has been re-filled and Start touched.
4. Preheating is not available with steam + microwave and steam + grill mode.
5. You can change the cooking time during cooking if required. Turn the Time/
Weight dial to increase or decrease the cooking time. Time can be increased/
decreased in 1 minute increments, up to 10 minutes. Turning the dial to zero
will end cooking.
6. It is possible to refill water tank at any time during cooking, without having to
touch Stop/Cancel first.
7. It may be necessary to wipe the excess water in the cavity after Steam cooking.
Guidelines
1. During and after cooking with steam function, do not open the oven door when
your face is very close to the oven. Care must be taken when opening the door
as steam may cause injury.
2. Always use oven gloves when removing the food and Square Panacrunch Pan
after cooking as the oven and Square Panacrunch Pan will be very hot.
3. After each steam operation carefully remove the drip tray from the front of the
oven. Gently ease forwards, holding with both hands. After emptying, wash in
warm soapy water. To re-position, click back into position on the oven legs. (See
page 14).
Caution
The Square Panacrunch Pan and surrounding oven will get very hot. Use oven
gloves.
When removing the food or Square Panacrunch Pan, hot water may drip from the
oven top.
Steam may billow out when you open the door. If there is steam in the oven, do not
reach in with your bare hands! Risk of burns! Use oven gloves.
Take care when removing the drain tank.
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Combination grill and microwave
On the base of the oven in your own microwaveable and heatproof dishes, this mode is
suitable for cooking lasagne, gratins, meat, potatoes.
To cook successfully by combination you should always use a minimum of 200 g food. Small
quantities should be cooked by oven, grill or steam.
It is not possible to preheat when using this combination mode and food should always be
cooked uncovered. The grill will glow on and off during cooking - this is normal. To use grill and
microwave in Panacrunch mode see page 35.
Tap Grill to select desired grill power
level.
Tap Micro Power to select desired
Micro Power level. High/ medium/
defrost power is not available.
Touch
Power Level
Wattage
Touch
Power Level
Wattage
Once
Grill 1
(High)
1200 W
Once
Low
440 W
Twice
Grill 2
(Medium)
850 W
Twice
Simmer
300 W
3 Times
Grill 3
(Low)
650 W
3 Times
Warm
100 W
Select the cooking
time turning the
Time/Weight dial.
Maximum cooking
time is 90 minutes.
Touch Start.
Note
1. Preheating is not available for grill + microwave.
2. High, Medium and Defrost microwave power is not available in combination.
3. You can change the cooking time during cooking if required. Turn the Time/
Weight dial to increase or decrease the cooking time. Time can be increased/
decreased in 1 minute increments, up to 10 minutes. Turning the dial to zero will
end cooking.
4. To turn food just pull the door handle downwards to open, turn the food, return to
the oven, close the door and touch Start. The oven will continue to count down
the remaining cooking time.
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Combination grill and microwave
Directly on the base of the
oven in a microwaveable
and heatproof dish.
For advice on cooking times refer to cooking charts and recipes in this book. See from page
61. Foods should always be cooked until browned and piping hot.
Containers to use
Do not use plastic microwave containers on combination programs (unless suitable
for combination cooking). Dishes must be able to withstand the heat of the top grill heatproof glass e.g. Pyrex® or ceramic are ideal.
Caution
Your dishes and surrounding oven will get very hot. Use oven gloves.
Guideline
Food is always cooked uncovered.
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Multi-stage cooking
2 or 3 stage cooking
Tap Micro Power
to select desired
power level.
Select the cooking time
turning the Time/Weight dial.
Select the cooking time
turning the Time/Weight dial.
Example:
Tap Micro Power
to select desired
power level.
Touch Start. The cooking
program will start and the
time in the display will
count down.
To DEFROST (270 W) for 2 minutes and cook food on HIGH (1000 W) power for
3 minutes.
Tap Micro Power twice
to select defrost power
(270 W).
Select the cooking time to
2 minutes turning the Time/Weight dial.
Select the cooking time to
3 minutes turning the Time/Weight dial.
Touch Micro power
once to select High
power (1000 W).
Touch Start.
Note
1. For three-stage cooking, enter another cooking program before touching Start.
2. During operation, touching Stop/Cancel once will stop the operation. Touching
Start will re-start the programmed operation. Touching Stop/Cancel twice will
stop and clear the programmed operation.
3. Whilst not operating, touching Stop/Cancel will clear the selected program.
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4. Auto programs cannot be used with multi-stage cooking.
5. Oven and Panacrunch cannot be used with multi-stage cooking.
Multi-stage cooking
Example:
To GRILL 3 (low) for 4 minutes and cook food on LOW power (440 W) for 5 minutes.
Tap Grill 3 times to
select Grill 3 (low).
Select the cooking time to
4 minutes turning the Time/
Weight dial.
Set the cooking time to
5 minutes using the Time/
Weight dial.
Tap Micro Power
4 times to select
Low power
(440 W).
Touch Start. The
cooking program
will start and the
time in the display
will count down.
Note
1. For three-stage cooking, enter another cooking program before touching Start.
2. During operation, touching Stop/Cancel once will stop the operation. Touching
Start will re-start the programmed operation. Touching Stop/Cancel twice will
stop and clear the programmed operation.
3. Whilst not operating, touching Stop/Cancel will clear the selected program.
4. Auto programs cannot be used with multi-stage cooking.
5. Oven and Panacrunch cannot be used with multi-stage cooking.
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Using the timer
Delay start cooking
By using the timer, you are able to program delay start cooking.
Select Cooking
Method
& Time
Touch Timer/
Clock once.
Example:
Delay start: 1 hour
Touch Timer/
Clock once.
Set the cooking time to
10 minutes using Time/
Weight dial.
Set the delay time using
Time/Weight dial (up to 9
hours).
High power (1000 W): 10 mins
Set the delay time to
1 hour using Time/Weight
dial.
Tap Micro Power
5 times.
Set the cooking
program, by entering
cooking method and
time required.
Touch Start.
Simmer power (300 W): 20 mins
Tap Micro Power
once.
Set the cooking time to
20 minutes using Time/
Weight dial.
Touch Start.
Note
1. Three-stage cooking can be programmed including delay start cooking.
2. If the oven door is opened during the delay time, the time in the display window
will continue to count down.
3. If the programmed delay time exceeds one hour, the time will count down
in units of minutes. If less than one hour, the time will count down in units of
seconds.
4. Delay start cannot be used before an auto program.
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Using the timer
To set a standing time:
By using the Timer, you can program Stand Time after cooking is completed or use to
program the oven as a minute timer.
Select Cooking
Method
& Time
Set the cooking program,
by entering cooking
method and time required.
Example:
High power (1000 W): 4 mins
Tap Micro Power
once.
Set the standing time to
5 minutes by turning the
Time/Weight dial.
Touch
Timer/Clock
once.
Set the standing time by turning
the Time/Weight dial (up to 9
hours).
Stand Time: 5 mins
High power (1000 W): 2 mins
Set the cooking time to
4 minutes by turning the
Time/Weight dial.
Tap Micro Power
once.
Touch Start.
Touch Timer/Clock
once.
Set the cooking time to
2 minutes by turning the
Time/Weight dial.
Touch Start.
Note
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Three-stage cooking can be programmed including stand time.
If the oven door is opened during the stand time or minute timer, the time in the
display window will continue to count down.
If the programmed stand time exceeds one hour, the time will count down
in units of minutes. If less than one hour, the time will count down in units of
seconds.
This feature may also be used as a minute timer. In this case touch the Timer/
Clock, set time and touch Start.
Standing time cannot be used after an auto program.
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Chaos defrost
This feature allows you to defrost minced meat, chops, chicken portions, meat joints
and bread. Tap Chaos defrost to select the correct defrost category and then enter in
the weight of the food in grams (see page 51).
Foods should be placed in a suitable dish, whole chickens and joints of meat should be on an
upturned saucer or on a microwave safe plate. Chops, chicken portions and slices of bread
should be placed in a single layer. It is not necessary to cover the foods.
The CHAOS Theory principle is used in auto weight defrost programs to give you a quick and
more even defrost. The CHAOS system uses a random sequence of pulsing
microwave energy which speeds up the defrosting process. During the program the oven
will beep to remind you to check the food. It is essential that you turn and stir the food
frequently and shield if necessary. On hearing the first beep you should turn and shield
(if possible). On the second beep you should turn the food or break it up.
1st Beep
Turn or Shield
1st Beep
Turn or Shield
2nd Beep
Turn or break up
Note
1. Check foods during defrosting. Foods vary in their defrosting speed.
2. It is not necessary to cover the food.
3. Always turn or stir the food especially when the oven “beeps”. Shield if
necessary (see point 5).
4. Minced meat/chops/chicken portions should be broken up or separated as soon
as possible and placed in a single layer.
5. Shielding prevents food cooking. It is essential when defrosting chickens and
joints of meat. The outside thaws out first, so protect wings/breast/fat with
smooth pieces of aluminium foil secured with cocktail sticks.
6. Allow standing time so that the centre of the food thaws out (minimum 1-2 hours
for joints of meat and whole chickens).
7. If ‘HOT’ appears in the display window, the oven temperature is too high from
previous use and an auto program can not be set. Cooking mode and time may
still be set manually.
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Chaos defrost
With this feature you can defrost frozen foods according to the weight. Select the
category and set the weight of the food. The weight is programmed in grams. For quick
selection, the weight starts from the most commonly used weight for each category.
Tap Chaos defrost.
Once Meat items.
Twice Meat joints.
Three times Bread.
Select the weight by turning the
Time/Weight dial. The Time/Weight
dial will count up in 10 g steps.
Touch Start.
Program
Weight
1. MEAT ITEMS
100 - 1200 g
To defrost small pieces of meat, chicken portions, chops,
steaks, minced meat. Place on a plate or shallow dish.
Select program number 1. Enter weight of meat items.
Touch Start. Turn at beeps and shield.
2. MEAT JOINTS
400 - 2000 g
To defrost whole chicken, meat joints. Place on an upturned
saucer on a plate. Select program number 2. Enter weight
of meat joint. Touch Start. Turn at beeps and shield.
3. BREAD
100 - 900 g
To defrost rolls, buns, slices of bread and loaves. Place on
a plate. Select program number 3. Enter weight of bread.
Touch Start. Turn at beeps.
1.
2.
3.
Instructions
Meat items (mince/chops/chicken portions)
Chops and chicken portions should be arranged in a single layer and turned
frequently during defrosting. It is necessary for mince to be broken up frequently
during defrosting and this is best carried out in a large shallow dish. Standing time
20-30 mins. Not suitable for sausages, these can be defrosted manually. Please
refer to defrosting chart on pages 31-32.
Meat joints/Whole chickens
Whole chickens and meat joints will require shielding during defrosting especially if
it is a particularly fatty piece. This is to prevent food starting to cook on the outside
edges. Protect wings, breast and fat with smooth pieces of aluminium foil secured
with cocktail sticks. Do not allow the foil to touch the walls of the oven. Standing
time of at least 1-2 hours should be allowed for joints after defrosting.
Bread
This program is suitable for small items which are required for immediate use,
they may feel warm straight after defrosting. Loaves can also be defrosted on this
program but these will require standing time to allow the centre to thaw out. Standing
time can be shortened if slices are separated and buns and loaves cut in half. Items
should be turned during defrosting. Standing time 10 - 30 minutes. A longer time
may be needed for large loaves. This program is not suitable for cream cakes or
desserts e.g. cheesecake.
Note
1. The shape and size of the food will determine the maximum weight the oven can
accommodate.
2. Allow standing time to ensure the food is completely defrosted.
3. If ‘HOT’ appears in the display window, the oven temperature is too high from
previous use and an auto program can not be set. Cooking mode and time may
still be set manually.
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Auto steam programs
This feature allows you to steam some of your favourite foods by setting the weight
only. The oven determines the steam level and the cooking time automatically. Select
the category and set the weight of the food. The weight is programmed in grams.
For quick selection, the weight starts from the most commonly used weight for each
category.
Select desired Auto steam
program. The food category
appears in the window.
Select the weight by turning
the Time/Weight dial. The
Time/Weight dial will count up
in 10 g steps.
Touch Start. The
cooking program will
start and the time
in the display will
count down.
When you select an automatic program, symbols will appear in the display to show the cooking
mode that will be used and if the Square Panacrunch Pan is needed. See below to identify
the symbols:
Square Panacrunch
Pan
Steam
Guidelines for Use
1.
The auto steam programs must only be used for foods described.
3.
Always weigh the food rather than relying on the package weight
information.
2.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Only cook foods within the weight ranges described.
Only use the Square Panacrunch Pan as indicated on page 53.
For larger weights on the auto programs chicken breasts and rice, it will be
necessary to re-fill the water tank during cooking.
Do not cover foods on the auto steam programs.
Most foods benefit from a standing time after cooking on an auto program,
to allow heat to continue conducting to the centre.
To allow for some variations that occur in food, check that food is
thoroughly cooked and piping hot before serving.
The temperature for frozen food is assumed to be -18 °C to -20 °C. The
temperature of chilled food is assumed to be +5 °C to +8 °C (refrigerator
temperature).
10. If ‘HOT’ appears in the display window, the oven temperature is too high from
previous use and an auto program can not be set. Cooking mode and time
may still be set manually.
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Auto steam programs
Program
Weight
4. FRESH
VEGETABLES
200 g - 320 g
5. FROZEN
VEGETABLES
200 g - 320 g
6. POTATOES
200 g - 500 g
7. CHICKEN
BREASTS
200 g - 650 g
8. FRESH FISH
FILLETS
200 g - 500 g
9. FROZEN FISH
FILLETS
200 g - 500 g
10. RICE
100 g - 200 g
Accessories
Instructions
To steam fresh vegetables e.g.
carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, green
beans. Fill water tank. Place prepared
vegetables onto Square Panacrunch
Pan. Place in the upper shelf position.
Select program number 4. Enter the
weight of the fresh vegetables. Touch
Start.
To steam frozen vegetables e.g.
carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, green
beans. Fill water tank. Place
vegetables onto Square Panacrunch
Pan. Place in the upper shelf position.
Select program number 5. Enter the
weight of the frozen vegetables. Touch
Start.
To steam potatoes. Fill water tank.
Peel potatoes and cut into even sized
pieces. Place prepared potatoes onto
Square Panacrunch Pan. Place in the
upper shelf position. Select program
number 6. Enter the weight of the
potatoes. Touch Start.
To cook fresh chicken breasts. Each
chicken breast should weigh between
100-250 g each. Fill water tank. Place
chicken onto Square Panacrunch
Pan. Place in the upper shelf position.
Select program number 7. Enter the
weight of the chicken breasts. Touch
Start. Check water tank during cooking
and re-fill as necessary.
To cook fresh fish fillets e.g. salmon,
cod, haddock, plaice. Fill water
tank. Place fresh fish onto Square
Panacrunch Pan. Place in the upper
shelf position. Select program number
8. Enter the weight of the fresh fish.
Touch Start.
To cook frozen fish fillets e.g. salmon,
cod, haddock. Fill water tank. Place
frozen fish onto Square Panacrunch
Pan. Place in the upper shelf position.
Select program number 9. Enter the
weight of the fish. Touch Start.
For cooking rice for savoury dishes
(Thai, Basmati, Jasmine, long grain),
not pudding rice. Rinse the rice in cold
water. Fill water tank. Place rice in a
shallow Pyrex® dish. Add 3 parts cold
water to 2 parts rice. Do not cover.
Place dish onto Square Panacrunch
Pan. Place in the upper shelf position.
Select program number 10. Enter the
weight of the rice only. Touch Start.
Check water level during cooking and
re-fill as necessary.
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Auto cook programs
This feature allows you to cook some of your favourite foods by setting the weight
only. The oven determines the microwave power level and/or combination level and the
cooking time automatically. Select the category and set the weight of the food.
The weight is programmed in grams. For quick selection, the weight starts from the
most commonly used weight for each category.
Example:
Select the desired
Auto Cook Program. The
food category appears in
the window.
Select the weight by turning
the Time/Weight dial. The
Time/Weight dial will count up
in 10 g steps.
Touch Start. The cooking
program will start and
the time in the display
will count down.
When you select an automatic program, symbols will appear in the display to show the cooking
mode that will be used. See below to identify the symbols:
Micro Power
Grill
Guidelines
1.
2.
3.
The auto cook programs must only be used for foods described.
Only cook foods within the weight ranges described.
Always weigh the food rather than relying on the package weight information.
4.
The temperature for frozen food is assumed to be -18 °C to -20 °C. The
temperature of chilled food is assumed to be +5 °C to +8 °C (refrigerator
temperature).
The Square Panacrunch Pan is not used on the auto cook programs. Dishes
are placed directly on the base of the oven.
Programs 11-16 are Microwave only. Program 17 uses a combination of
Microwave and Grill.
Most foods benefit from a standing time after cooking on an auto program, to
allow heat to continue conducting to the centre.
To allow for some variations that occur in food, check that food is thoroughly
cooked and piping hot before serving.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
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If ‘HOT’ appears in the display window, the oven temperature is too high
from previous use and an auto program can not be set. Cooking mode and
time may still be set manually.
Program
Weight
11. CHILLED
MEAL
200 g - 1000 g
Instructions
To reheat a fresh pre-cooked meal. Foods should be
at refrigerator temperature approx. + 5 °C. Reheat in
container as purchased. Pierce covering film with a sharp
knife once in the centre and four times around the edge.
If transferring food to dish, cover with pierced cling film.
Place container on base of oven. Select program number
11. Enter weight of meal and touch Start. Stir at beeps. Stir
again at end of program and allow a few minutes standing
time. Large pieces of meat/fish in a thin sauce may require
longer cooking. This program is not suitable for starchy
food such as rice, noodles or potatoes. Meals in irregular
bowl shaped containers may need longer cooking.
Auto cook programs
Program
Weight
12. FROZEN
MEAL
200 g - 1000 g
13. FRESH
VEGETABLES
200 g - 1000 g
14. FROZEN
VEGETABLES
200 g - 1000 g
15. FRESH FISH
FILLETS
16. BOILED
POTATOES
Instructions
200 g - 800 g
To cook fresh fish fillets e.g. salmon, cod, plaice, haddock.
Place in a shallow Pyrex® container. Shield the thinner
portions. Ensure the fish is not overlapping. Fold under thin
edges. Add 15-45 ml (1-3 tbsp) of water. Cover with pierced
cling film or a lid. Place container on base of oven. Select
auto cook program 15. Enter the weight of the fresh fish.
Touch Start. Cook skin side down and turn at beeps. Allow a
few minutes standing time.
200 g - 1000 g
To cook potatoes without skin. Peel potatoes and cut into
even sized pieces. Place prepared potatoes in a Pyrex®
dish. Add 15 ml (1 tbsp) water per 100 g of potatoes. Cover
with pierced cling film or a lid. Select auto cook program 16.
Enter the weight of the potatoes. Touch Start. Stir at beeps.
-
See recipe below. Place prepared potato gratin on base of
oven. Select auto cook program 17. Touch Start (it is not
necessary to enter the weight of the food). Allow to stand for
5 minutes after cooking.
+
17. POTATO
GRATIN
To reheat a frozen pre-cooked meal. All foods must be
pre-cooked and frozen (-18 °C). Reheat in container as
purchased. Pierce covering film with a sharp knife once in
the centre and four times around the edge. If transferring
food to dish, cover with pierced cling film. Place container
on base of oven. Select program number 12. Enter the
weight of the frozen meal. Touch Start. Stir at beeps and
cut any blocks into pieces. Stir again at end of program
and allow a few minutes standing time. Large pieces of
meat/fish in a thin sauce may require longer cooking.
This program is not suitable for starchy food such as
rice, noodles or potatoes. Meals in irregular bowl shaped
containers may need longer cooking.
To cook fresh vegetables e.g. carrots, broccoli, cauliflower,
green beans. Place prepared vegetables into a suitable
sized Pyrex® container. Sprinkle with 15 ml (1 tbsp) water
per 100 g vegetables. Cover with pierced cling film or a
lid. Place food in container on base of oven. Select auto
cook program 13. Enter the weight of the fresh vegetables.
Touch Start. Stir at beeps.
To cook frozen vegetables e.g. carrots, broccoli,
cauliflower, green beans. Place frozen vegetables in a
suitable sized Pyrex® container. Sprinkle with 15-45 ml
(1-3 tbsp) water. Cover with pierced cling film or a lid. Place
container on base of oven. Select auto cook program 14.
Enter the weight of the frozen vegetables. Touch Start. Stir
at beeps.
Gratin dauphinois
ingredients
Serves 4
700 g peeled potatoes,
1 garlic clove,
70 g emmental, grated,
salt and pepper,
200 ml single cream,
200 ml milk
Dish: 1 x 25 cm shallow Pyrex® dish
Accessory: none
1.
Cut the potatoes into thin slices. Peel and chop the garlic.
2.
Arrange the potato slices in dish. Scatter over the garlic, half
the cheese, salt and pepper.
3.
Pour over the cream and milk. Cover with the rest of the
grated cheese. Place on base of oven.
4.
Select auto cook program 17. Touch Start. Allow to stand for
5 minutes after cooking.
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Panacrunch programs
This feature allows you to cook some of your favourite foods by setting the weight
only. The oven determines the microwave power level and/or combination level and
the cooking time automatically. Select the category and set the weight of the food. The
weight is programmed in grams. For quick selection, the weight starts from the most
commonly used weight for each category.
example
Select the desired
Panacrunch program. The
food category appears in
the window.
Select the weight by turning
the Time/Weight dial. The
Time/Weight dial will count up
in 10 g steps.
Touch Start.
The cooking program will
start and the time in the
display will count down.
When you select an automatic program, symbols will appear in the display to show the cooking
mode that will be used and if the Square Panacrunch Pan is needed. See below to identify the
symbols:
Micro Power
Grill
Square Panacrunch
Pan
Steam
Guidelines
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
The Panacrunch programs must only be used for foods described.
Only cook foods within the weight ranges described.
Always weigh the food rather than relying on the package weight information.
The temperature for frozen food is assumed to be -18 °C to -20 °C. The
temperature of chilled food is assumed to be +5 °C to +8 °C (refrigerator
temperature).
Programs 18-20 use a combination Grill and Microwave. Programs 21-23 use a
combination Steam and Grill.
Only use the Square Panacrunch Pan as indicated on pages 56-57.
Most foods benefit from a standing time after cooking on an auto program, to
allow heat to continue conducting to the centre.
To allow for some variations that occur in food, check that food is thoroughly
cooked and piping hot before serving.
If ‘HOT’ appears in the display window, the oven temperature is too high from
previous use and an auto program can not be set. Cooking mode and time
may still be set manually.
Program
Weight
+
18. FROZEN
POTATO
PRODUCTS
56
100 g - 500 g
Accessories
Instructions
To cook frozen oven chips and
potato products, e.g. hash browns,
croquettes, etc. Spread potato
products out on Square Panacrunch
Pan and place in upper shelf position.
Select program number 18. Enter the
weight of the frozen potato products.
Touch Start. For best results cook in
a single layer. Note: Potato products
vary considerably. We suggest
checking a few minutes before the end
of cooking to assess level of browning.
Panacrunch programs
Program
Weight
19. CHILLED
PIZZA
100 g - 400 g
+
+
20. FROZEN
PIZZA
300 g - 500 g
+
21. FRESH FISH
FILLETS
300 g - 750 g
+
22. FRESH
WHOLE FISH
200 g - 650 g
+
23. CHICKEN
PIECES
200 g - 650 g
Accessories
Instructions
For reheating and browning chilled,
purchased pizza. Remove all
packaging and place on Square
Panacrunch Pan in upper shelf
position. Select program number 19.
Enter the weight of the chilled pizza
and touch Start. This program is not
suitable for deep pan pizzas, stuffed
crust pizzas or very thin pizzas.
For reheating and browning frozen,
purchased pizza. Remove all
packaging and place on Square
Panacrunch Pan in upper shelf
position. Select program number 20.
Enter the weight of the frozen pizza
and touch Start. This program is not
suitable for deep pan pizzas, stuffed
crust pizzas or very thin pizzas.
To cook fresh fish fillets e.g. salmon,
cod, haddock weighing a maximum
180 g each with steam + grill. Fill
water tank. Place fresh fish, skin side
up, onto Square Panacrunch Pan.
Brush skin with oil. Place in the upper
shelf position. Select program number
21. Enter the weight of the fresh fish.
Touch Start.
To cook fresh whole fish e.g trout, sea
bream, mackerel, sea bass, sardines
weighing between 100 g - 400 g each
with steam + grill. Fill water tank.
Place whole fish directly onto Square
Panacrunch Pan. Before cooking nonoily fish (sea bass, trout), brush with
oil. Place in the upper shelf position.
Select program number 22. Enter the
weight of the whole fresh fish. Touch
Start.
To cook fresh chicken pieces e.g.
chicken drumsticks and chicken
thighs with steam + grill. Each chicken
piece should weigh between 100 g 180 g. Pierce the chicken skin a few
times before cooking. Fill water tank.
Place chicken pieces onto Square
Panacrunch Pan. Place in the upper
shelf position. Select program number
23. Enter the weight of the chicken
pieces. Touch Start. Check water
tank during cooking and re-fill as
necessary.
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System cleaning programs
F1. DRAIN WATER
Water is pumped through the system to clean the pipes. The water is drained into the
drip tray.
Add 100 g of water to the
water tank. Ensure drip tray
is empty.
Tap System cleaning once until F1
Drain water program appears in
the display.
Touch Start. Empty
the drip tray after the
program has finished.
Note
1. Only run this program with 100 g of water in the tank.
2. Do not remove the drip tray during the drain water program.
3. Empty the drip tray and rinse with running water after the program has finished.
Caution
4. If the drain water program is used directly after a steam cooking program,
hot water may be drained into the drip tray.
F2. SYSTEM CLEANING
The first stage of this program cleans the system with a citric acid solution. The second
stage runs water through the system to rinse the pipes.
Make a solution of 16 g citric
acid and 200 g of water, add
the solution to the water tank.
Ensure drip tray is empty.
Tap System cleaning twice
until F2 SYSTEM CLEANING
program appears in the display.
After the program has paused, empty
the drip tray and fill the water tank with
water (to max level).
Touch Start. The
program will
run for approx.
29 minutes.
Touch Start. The program will run for
approx. 1 minute. Empty the drip tray
after the program has finished.
Note
1.
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symbol appears in the display when running the DRAIN WATER and
SYSTEM CLEANING program.
2. If the system cleaning program is not used regularly, the pipe will get blocked
and the steaming performance will be less effective.
3. Do not remove the drip tray during the drain program.
4. Empty the drip tray and rinse with running tap water after the program has
finished.
Cleaning the water tank
Clean with a soft sponge in water.
Remove the water tank and clean the
compartment where the water tank is
inserted.
Open the water supply cap, remove the lid
and pipe cap and clean.
Pipe Cap
If the pipe cap is difficult to remove, wiggle
from side to side. When re-fitting, make sure
that the pipe faces down (see diagram).
Ensure it faces downwards
The front of the tank can also be removed for cleaning.
Removing the front cover
1
2
1. Lightly twist the cover until the far side
unclips.
2. Continue to twist until the near side
unclips.
Re-fitting the front cover
1
2
1. Align the slots on the cover with the holes
on the tank.
2. Insert and push down until it clicks.
Note
1. Clean the water tank at least once a week to prevent build up of limescale.
2. Do not use a dishwasher to clean the water tank or parts of the water tank.
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Cooking and reheating guidelines
Most foods reheat very quickly in your oven
by HIGH power. Meals can be brought back
to serving temperature in just minutes and
will taste freshly cooked. Always check food
is piping hot and return to oven if necessary.
Canned foods
As a general rule, always cover wet foods,
e.g. soups, casseroles and plated meals.
Soups
Do not cover dry foods e.g. bread rolls,
mince pies, sausage rolls etc.
The charts on pages 61-75 show you the
best way to cook or reheat your favourite
foods. The best method depends on the
type of food you are cooking or reheating.
Remember to stir or turn food wherever
possible during cooking or reheating. This
ensures even cooking or reheating on the
outside and in the centre.
When is food reheated?
Food that has been reheated or cooked
should be served “piping hot” i.e. steam
should be visibly emitted from all parts. As
long as good hygiene practices have been
followed during the preparation and
storage of the food, then cooking or
reheating presents no safety risks.
Foods that cannot be stirred should be cut
with a knife to test that they are adequately
heated throughout. Even if a manufacturer’s
instructions or the times in the cookbook
have been followed, it is still important to
check the food is heated thoroughly. If in
doubt, always return to the oven for further
reheating. If you cannot find the equivalent
food in the chart then choose a similar type
and size listed and adjust the cooking time if
necessary.
Plated meals
Everyone’s appetite varies and reheat times
depend on meal contents. Dense items e.g.
mashed potato, should be spread out well.
If a lot of gravy is added, extra time may be
required. Place denser items to the outside
of the plate.
An average plated meal will take 4-7 minutes on HIGH power to reheat. Do not stack
meals.
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Remove foods from can and place in a
suitable dish before heating. Stir food
halfway though cooking and again at the
end of heating.
Use a bowl and stir before heating and at
least once during reheating and again at the
end.
Casseroles
Stir halfway through and again at the end of
heating.
Caution - Mince pies
Remember even if the pastry is cold
to the touch, the filling will be piping
hot and will warm the pastry through.
Take care not to overheat otherwise
burning can occur due to the high
fat and sugar content of the filling.
Check the temperature of the filling
before consuming to avoid burning
your mouth.
Caution - Christmas
puddings and liquids
Take great care when reheating
these items.
Do not leave unattended.
Do not add extra alcohol.
Caution - Babies’ bottles
Milk or formula must be shaken
thoroughly before heating and again
at the end and tested carefully
before feeding a baby. Liquid at the
top of the bottle will be much hotter
than at the bottom. The bottle must
be shaken thoroughly and tested
before use.
Note
We do not recommend that you
use your microwave to sterilise
babies’ bottles. If you have a special
microwave steriliser we urge extreme
caution, due to the low quantity of
water involved. It is vital to follow the
manufacturers instructions implicitly.
Reheating charts
The times given in the charts below are a guideline only, and will vary depending on
STARTING temperature, dish size and quantity. Pastry or bread items reheated by
microwave will be soft not crisp.
Heating category
Your oven is Heating Category E and this
1000 W
is displayed on the rear of your oven.
The information on this label will assist you
E
in using new instructions on food packs to
enable you to program the best heating
Microwave symbol
time in your oven.
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power Level
Time to Select
(approx)
The IEC (60705)
power output (watts)
The heating category for
small packs of food
Instructions/Guidelines
Babies bottles – CAUTION
After heating by Microwave, liquid at the top of a bottle will be much hotter than at the bottom of
the bottle and must be shaken thoroughly before checking the temperature. When testing the
temperature of the milk, squirt a little onto your inner wrist. The milk droplets on your skin should
feel warm, not hot.
For 250 ml of milk from fridge temperature, remove top and teat. Heat on HIGH Power for 40 secs.
CHECK CAREFULLY
For 100 ml of milk from fridge temperature, remove top and teat. Heat on HIGH Power for 20 secs.
CHECK CAREFULLY
Bread – Precooked – Fresh – N.B. Breads reheated by Microwave will have a soft base.
Croissants / brioche
1
HIGH Micro
10 secs
4
HIGH Micro
30 secs
any
GRILL 1 +
LOW Micro
400 g
HIGH Micro
Canned pasta
Ravioli
4 mins
2 mins 30 secs
Macaroni cheese
Spaghetti
2 mins 30 secs
2 mins 30 secs
Place in Pyrex® dish on base.
Do not cover.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position.
Place in a heatproof bowl and
cover. Place on base and stir
halfway.
Canned puddings
Rice pudding
Custard - small jug
213 g
400 g
190 g
400 g
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
1 min
2 mins
1 min 30 secs
2 mins
Place in a heatproof bowl and
cover. Place on base and stir
halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl and
cover. Place on base and stir
halfway.
Points for checking
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return
to oven. Foods will still require a stand time, especially if they cannot be stirred. The
denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power Level
Time to Select
(approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
3-4 mins
Place in a heatproof bowl and stir
in one can of water. Cover and
place on base stirring halfway.
Canned soups
Condensed
295 g
Healthy option
415 g
Luxury/vegetable/
broth
Creamed
HIGH Micro
3 mins
400/415 g
3 mins
400 g
3 mins
Place in a heatproof bowl and
cover. Place on base and stir
halfway.
Chilled soups
1 Portion
250 ml
2 Portion
500 ml
HIGH Micro
2 mins2 mins 30 secs
4 mins4 mins 30 secs
Place in a heatproof bowl and
cover. Place on base and stir
halfway.
Canned vegetables
Baked beans
200 g
1 min 30 secs
415 g
2 mins2 mins 30 secs
Baked beans with
sausages
Broad beans
300 g
Butter beans
210 g
1 min 30 secs2 mins
Carrots, sliced
400 g
HIGH Micro
2 mins 30 secs3 mins
2 mins
Green beans
400 g
300 g
4 mins
Mushrooms
290 g
2 mins2 mins 30 secs
Peas, mushy
300 g
Peas, petit pois
400 g
Peas, garden
300 g
2 mins
300 g
2 mins2 mins 30 secs
Peas, marrowfat
Sweetcorn
Tomatoes
200 g
5 mins
HIGH Micro
2 mins2 mins 30 secs
Place in a heatproof bowl and
cover. Place on base and stir
halfway.
2 mins2 mins 30 secs
HIGH Micro
330 g
1 min1 min 30 secs
2 mins2 mins 30 secs
2 mins
400 g
Plated meal - chilled
Small - child portion
Large - adult portion
1
Points for checking
62
HIGH Micro
4-5 mins
7 mins
Cover and place on base.
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return
to oven. Foods will still require a stand time, especially if they cannot be stirred. The
denser the food the longer the stand time.
Reheating charts
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power Level
Time to Select
(approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
Drinks
1 Mug cold milk
235 ml
1 Jug cold milk
568 ml
(1 pint)
1 Mug cold coffee/tea
1 Mug cold milky
coffee
1 min 30 secs
4 mins
HIGH Micro
235 ml
1 min 20 secs
Place in a heatproof container
on base. Stir halfway and after
reheating.
1 min 20 secs
Savoury pastry products - precooked
Pastries reheated by microwave will have a soft base
Pasties/slices
Meat pies
150 g
HIGH Micro
150 g
GRILL 1
+ WARM
Micro
10-11 mins
300 g (2)
GRILL 1
+ WARM
Micro
15 mins
150 g
HIGH Micro
150 g
GRILL 2 +
LOW
Micro
300 g (2)
250 g
550 g
GRILL 2 +
SIMMER
Micro
6-7 mins
7-8 mins
7-8 mins
7-8 mins
400 g
GRILL 2 +
SIMMER
Micro
10-11 mins
150 g
300 g
Place on a plate on base.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in lower shelf position.
Place on a plate on base.
Remove product from foil
container and place on Square
Panacrunch Pan in lower shelf
position.
15 mins
150 g
HIGH Micro
Sausage roll
Snack size x 5
1 min 30 secs2 mins
GRILL 2 +
SIMMER
Micro
Quiche
Sausage roll x 1
1 min 30 secs
1 min 10 secs
Remove product from foil
container and place on Square
Panacrunch Pan in lower shelf
position.
Place in Pyrex® dish on base of
oven.
GRILL 1 +
WARM
Micro
8-10 mins
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in lower shelf position.
GRILL 1 +
WARM
Micro
7-8 mins
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in lower shelf position.
Points for checking
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return
to oven. Foods will still require a stand time, especially if they cannot be stirred. The
denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power Level
Time to Select
(approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
Puddings and desserts - where microwave only is involved transfer food from foil container to a
similar sized heatproof dish
500 g
HIGH Micro
3 mins
Place in large jug. Cover and
place on base and stir halfway.
180 g
HIGH Micro
1 min
Place on base.
500 g
HIGH Micro
2 mins
Place in a heatproof dish. Cover
and place on base. Stir halfway.
Chilled Fruit crumble
550 g
GRILL 1 +
LOW Micro
12 mins
Place in a heatproof dish on
base.
Fruit pie - large
550 g
220 °C
15 mins
Remove product from foil
container and place on Square
Panacrunch Pan in lower shelf
position.
Remove foil. Place in Pyrex®
dish on base.
Chilled custard
Chilled rice pudding
- Individual
x1
HIGH Micro
10 secs
Mince pies
x2
HIGH Micro
10- 20 secs
Mini pancakes
Sponge pudding
250 g x 6
STEAM 1
2 mins
110 g x 1
STEAM 1 +
LOW Micro
2 mins
220 g x 2
3 mins 30 secs
Remove foil. Place on micro-safe
plate on base.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in lower shelf position.
Pierce film lid and place on base.
Christmas pudding - Do not leave unattended as overheating can cause the food to ignite.
STEAM 1 +
1 min
LOW Micro
STEAM 1 +
Pierce film lid and place on plate
Medium
2 mins
227 g
LOW Micro
on base.
STEAM 1 +
Large
5 mins
454 g
LOW Micro
Ready meals - chilled. Transfer food from foil container to a similar sized heatproof dish. Healthy
eating options will only slightly brown on combination because of the lower fat content.
GRILL 1 +
Cauliflower cheese
7 mins
Place in heatproof dish on base.
400 g
LOW Micro
Small
100 g
Points for checking
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return
to oven. Foods will still require a stand time, especially if they cannot be stirred. The
denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Food
Weight/
Quantity
450 g
Cottage/shepherds pie
GRILL 1 +
LOW
Micro
450 g
HIGH Micro
or
GRILL 1 +
LOW
Micro
Time to Select
(approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
4 mins
Place on base.
10 mins
Place on base.
15 mins
Place on base.
5 mins
Place on base.
12 mins
Place on base.
900 g
GRILL 1 +
LOW
Micro
17 mins
Place on base.
200 g
GRILL 1 +
LOW
Micro
5 mins
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position. Turn
halfway.
6 mins
Place on base.
450 g
HIGH Micro
or
GRILL 1 +
LOW
Micro
8 mins
Place on base.
Lasagne
Macaroni cheese
HIGH Micro
or
GRILL 1 +
LOW Micro
800 g
Fish/veg bake
Onion bhajis/samosas
Power Level
800 g
GRILL 1 +
LOW
Micro
16 mins
Place on base.
450 g
GRILL 1 +
LOW
Micro
8 mins
Place on base.
Points for checking
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return
to oven. Foods will still require a stand time, especially if they cannot be stirred. The
denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power Level
Time to Select
(approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
Ready meals - Chilled.
Transfer food from foil container to a similar sized heatproof dish. Healthy eating options will only
slightly brown on combination because of the lower fat content.
Pierce lid and place on base. Stir
Chilled mashed potato
HIGH Micro
4-5 mins
500 g
halfway.
Carrot and swede
mash
500 g
HIGH Micro
4-5 mins
Pierce lid and place on base. Stir
halfway
Spring rolls x 4
240 g
GRILL 2
+ WARM
Micro then
on GRILL 1
8-9 mins then
2 mins
GRILL 2 +
LOW Micro
25 mins
Place on base.
12 mins
Place on base.
25 mins
Place on base.
10 mins
Place on base.
20 mins
Place on base.
10-12 mins
Place on base.
18 mins
Place on base.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position.
Ready meals - Frozen.
Transfer food from foil container to a similar sized heatproof dish. Remove any covering/film lid.
Cauliflower cheese
400 g
Cottage/fish/
shepherds pie
400 g
Lasagne/cannelloni
400 g
Macaroni cheese
400 g
HIGH Micro
or
GRILL 2 +
LOW Micro
HIGH Micro
or
GRILL 2 +
LOW Micro
HIGH Micro
or GRILL 2 +
LOW Micro
Quorn®
Burgers
180 g (2)
STEAM 1 +
GRILL 1
10 mins
Escalopes
240 g (2)
GRILL 1
+ WARM
Micro
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position. Turn
halfway
6-7 mins
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position.
Points for checking
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return
to oven. Foods will still require a stand time, especially if they cannot be stirred. The
denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Cooking charts
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power Level
Time to Select
(approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
Bread
GRILL 2
Place on Square Panacrunch
+ WARM
10-12 mins
Pan in lower shelf position.
Micro
GRILL 2 +
Place on Square Panacrunch
Part-baked garlic
WARM
9-10 mins
170 g
baguette/ciabatta
Pan in lower shelf position.
Micro
GRILL 2 +
Place on Square Panacrunch
Garlic doughballs x 12
WARM
10 mins
165 g
Pan in lower shelf position.
Micro
Bacon and pork - from raw - Caution: Hot fat! Remove accessories with care.
Part-baked rolls
300 g (6)
Bacon rashers
300 g (8)
GRILL 1
8 mins
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position.
Preheat oven. Place joint on
220 °C
for 30 mins then
Square Panacrunch Pan in lower
Pork joint
Followed by 60 mins per 500 g
shelf position. Leave for 10 mins
190 °C
Max weight 1.5 kg
after cooking and before carving.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pork loin steaks
GRILL 1
18-20 mins
Pan in upper shelf position. Turn
500 g (5)
halfway.
Preheat oven. Place joint on
30 mins per 500 g
Gammon joint
180 °C
Square Panacrunch Pan in lower
800 g
plus 30 mins extra
shelf position.
Beans and pulses - should be pre-soaked in cold water overnight (boiling water split yellow peas)
except lentils which do not need to be pre-soaked.
HIGH Micro
Use 600 ml (1 pt) boiling water
then
10 mins then
Black eyed peas
in a large bowl. Cover. Place on
250 g
SIMMER
40 mins
base.
Micro
HIGH Micro
Use 600 ml (1 pt) boiling water
then
10 mins then
Chick peas
in a large bowl. Cover. Place on
250 g
SIMMER
40 mins
base.
Micro
Use 600 ml (1 pt) boiling water
Lentils
HIGH Micro
12 mins
in a large bowl. Cover. Place on
250 g
base.
Gammon steaks x 2
500 g
GRILL 1
10-15 mins
Points for checking
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return
to oven. Foods will still require a stand time, especially if they cannot be stirred. The
denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power Level
Time to Select
(approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
Beans and pulses - should be pre-soaked in cold water overnight (boiling water split yellow peas)
except lentils which do not need to be pre-soaked.
Red kidney beans
250 g
Split yellow peas
250 g
HIGH Micro
then
SIMMER
Micro
HIGH Micro
then
SIMMER
Micro
15 mins then
40 mins
Use 600 ml (1 pt) boiling water in
a large bowl. Cover. Must boil for
at least 12 mins to destroy toxic
enzymes. Place on base.
10 mins then
40 mins
Use 600 ml (1 pt) boiling water
in a large bowl. Cover. Place on
base.
Beef - Caution: Hot fat! Remove dish with care. Recommended temperatures for beef are:
Rare 60 °C; medium 70 °C; well done 80 °C.
Beef burgers (fresh)
227 g (2)
GRILL 1
15 mins
Beef burgers
(frozen raw)
227 g (4)
GRILL 1
15 mins
Joint
220 °C
Rump/ sirloin
250 g
Stewing steak
450-675 g
Points for checking
GRILL 1
160 °C
20 mins
per 450 g/1 lb
Rare: 20 mins
Medium: 30 mins
Well done:
40-50 mins
Medium: 14 mins
Well done:
18 mins
1 hour 1 hour 30 mins
Place on Square Panacrunch
pan in upper shelf position. Turn
halfway.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position. Turn
halfway.
Preheat oven. Place on Square
Panacrunch Pan in lower shelf
position. Turn halfway.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position. Turn
halfway.
Place in casserole dish with lid.
Add stock and vegetables. Cover,
place Square Panacrunch Pan in
lower shelf position. Stir halfway.
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return
to oven. Foods will still require a stand time, especially if they cannot be stirred. The
denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power Level
Time to Select
(approx)
Chicken from raw - Caution: Hot fat! Remove accessory with care.
Breasts, boneless and
skinless
250 g (2)
STEAM 1
30 mins
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in lower shelf position.
Breaded chicken
350 g
GRILL 1 +
LOW Micro
12 mins
Chicken legs
1.0 kg
GRILL 1
30 mins
Drumsticks/thighs
600 g (5)
GRILL 1
30 mins
Kiev (fresh)
260 g (2)
GRILL 1 +
SIMMER
Micro
10 mins
Whole
190 °C
Eggs - Poached.
1 Egg
2 Egg
4 Egg
45 ml water
Instructions/Guidelines
HIGH Micro
then
MEDIUM
Micro
90 ml water HIGH Micro
then
MEDIUM
Micro
180 ml water HIGH Micro
then
MEDIUM
Micro
30 mins
per 450 g
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in lower shelf position. Turn
halfway.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position. Turn
halfway.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in lower shelf position.
Preheat the oven. Place chicken
on Square Panacrunch Pan in
lower shelf position.
1 min 10 secs
60 secs
1 min 40 secs
1 min 30 secs
3 mins
3 mins
- Place water in a shallow dish
and heat for 1st cooking time on
base of the oven.
- Add egg (size 3).
- Pierce yolk and white.
- Cover with pierced cling film.
- Cook for 2nd cooking time.
- Then leave to stand for 1 min.
Points for checking
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return
to oven. Foods will still require a stand time, especially if they cannot be stirred. The
denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power Level
Eggs - Scrambled. Use microwave safe bowl.
1 Egg
HIGH Micro
2 Eggs
HIGH Micro
4 Eggs
HIGH Micro
Fish - fresh from raw.
Lightly dusted fillets
265 g (2)
Breaded Fillets
350 g (2)
Cakes
270 g (2)
300 g
Fillets
700 g
Steaks
300 g (2)
Whole x 1
Whole x 2
GRILL 2 +
LOW Micro
GRILL 2 +
LOW Micro
GRILL 2 +
LOW Micro
MEDIUM
Micro
MEDIUM
Micro
GRILL 2 +
STEAM 1
225 g/300 g HIGH Micro
500-600 g
Points for checking
GRILL 2 +
STEAM 1
Time to Select
(approx)
30 secs
30 secs
1 min
1 min
1 min 30 secs
1 min 30 secs
8 mins
10 mins
10 mins
7 mins
9 mins
15 mins
4 mins
25 mins
Instructions/Guidelines
- Add 1 tbsp of milk for each egg
used.
- Beat eggs, milk and knob of
butter together.
- Place bowl on base.
- Cook for 1st cooking time then
stir.
- Cook for 2nd cooking time
stirring halfway then stand for
1 min.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position.
Place in Pyrex® dish. Add 1 tbsp
(15 ml) water. Cover and place
on base of oven.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in lower shelf position.
Place in Pyrex® dish and pierce
skin. Add 30 ml of liquid. Cover
and place on base of oven.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position.
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return
to oven. Foods will still require a stand time, especially if they cannot be stirred. The
denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Weight/
Quantity
Power Level
Breaded fillets
200 g (2)
GRILL 2 +
LOW
Micro
Cakes
270 g (2)
Food
Time to Select
(approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
Fish - frozen from raw.
Fish fingers
110 g (4)
230 g (8)
10 mins
GRILL 2 +
WARM
Micro
GRILL 2 +
SIMMER
Micro
8-10 mins
STEAM 1
10-12 mins
14 mins
6-8 mins
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in lower shelf position. Turn
halfway.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position.
GRILL 2 +
Place on Square Panacrunch
Scampi
8 mins
280 g
Pan in upper shelf position.
LOW Micro
Place bag sauce side down on
a heatproof plate on the base
Boil in the bag
HIGH Micro
5 mins
150 g
of oven. Pierce top. Shake bag
halfway through.
Fruit - Peel, slice, chop into even sized pieces. Place in shallow heatproof dish on base of oven.
Baked apple-cored
8 mins
On a plate on base of oven.
1
STEAM 1 +
Apples - stewed
10 mins
500 g
LOW Micro
Apricots-stewed
6-7 mins
Place on base of oven.
300 g
Pears - stewed
HIGH Micro
8-10 mins
500 g
Add 300 ml (½ pt) of water. Only
Plums - poached
HIGH Micro
6-8 mins
400 g
half fill dish. Cover.
Plums - stewed
9 mins
400 g
STEAM 1 +
Place on base of oven.
LOW Micro
Rhubarb - stewed
9 mins
500 g
Game- Caution: Hot fat! Remove accessory with care.
Duck breast fillets
200 °C
40 mins
400 g
Preheat oven. Prick the skin and
place on Square Panacrunch
25-27 mins
Duck, whole
190 °C
Pan in lower shelf position.
per 450 g
Fillets
300 g
Pheasant, whole
180 °C
Preheat oven. Place on Square
20-25 mins per
Panacrunch Pan in lower shelf
450 g plus 20 mins
position.
Points for checking
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return
to oven. Foods will still require a stand time, especially if they cannot be stirred. The
denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power Level
Time to Select
(approx)
Lamb - from raw - Caution: Hot Fat! Remove accessory with care.
Medium: 20 mins
per 450 g plus
Maximum
20 minutes or Well
Joint
weight
180 °C
done: 30 mins per
1.5 kg
450 g plus
25 minutes.
Medium:
19-20 mins
Loin/ leg steaks
GRILL 1
600 g (4)
Well done:
22-25 mins
Medium:
15 mins
Chops/cutlets
GRILL 1
400 g (4)
Well done:
16-18 mins
Casserole/stewing
Lamb
Maximum
weight
1.5 kg
160 °C
Pasta. Use 3 litre (6 pt) large bowl
Fusilli/ macaroni/
200 g
penne
Instructions/Guidelines
Preheat oven. Place joint on
Square Panacrunch Pan in lower
shelf position. Once cooked allow
the joint to stand for 10 minutes
- this will make the joint easier to
carve.
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position. Turn
halfway.
1hr 20 mins 1hr 30 mins
Preheat oven. Place in casserole,
add stock and vegetables, cover
and place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in lower shelf position. Stir
halfway.
10 mins
Use 550 ml (1 pint) boiling water.
Add 15 ml oil. Cover. Stir halfway.
HIGH Micro
12 mins
Use 700 ml (1¼ pt) boiling water.
Add 15 ml oil. Cover. Stir halfway.
8-10 mins
250 g
Pizza - Fresh chilled - N.B. Remove all packaging. Pizzas will have a soft base if cooked by
microwave only.
GRILL 1 +
Place on Square Panacrunch
Deep pan
SIMMER
9-10 mins
555 g
Pan in lower shelf position.
Micro
Linguine/tagliatelle
Spaghetti
Thin and crispy
250 g
150 g
250 g
335 g
GRILL 1 +
SIMMER
Micro
Pizza - Frozen - N.B. Remove all packaging.
GRILL 1 +
Deep pan
440 g
LOW Micro
GRILL 2 +
Individual deep
320 g (2)
LOW Micro
GRILL 1 +
Thin and crispy
335 g
LOW Micro
Points for checking
4 mins
6 mins
7 mins
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position.
10 mins
9 mins
Place on Square Panacrunch
Pan in upper shelf position.
7-8 mins
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return
to oven. Foods will still require a stand time, especially if they cannot be stirred. The
denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power Level
Time to Select
(approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
Porridge - N.B. Use a large bowl.
1 serving
30 g oats
150 ml
(¼ pt) milk
50 g oats
HIGH Micro
275 ml
(½ pt) milk
100 g oats
4 servings
550 ml
(1 pt) milk
Potato products part cooked - FROZEN
Croquettes/
smiley faces
Hash browns
Oven fries
300 g
220 °C
Potato wedges
Southern fries
Waffles
Rice use 3 litre (6 pt) large bowl
Basmati
Easy cook long grain
HIGH Micro
250 g
Long grain white
2 servings
2 mins
3 mins 30 secs
Place on base and stir halfway.
5 mins
15 mins
15 mins
15 mins
15 mins
15 mins
10-12 mins
Preheat oven. Place on Square
Panacrunch Pan in upper shelf
position. Turn halfway.
10 mins
Use 550 ml (1 pt) boiling water.
12 -14 mins
Cover and stir halfway.
10-12 mins
1 min 30 secs Rice pouch
Place on base of oven.
2 mins
Sausages from raw - CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove accessory with care.
Cocktail sausages
14 mins
390 g (30)
Place on Square Panacrunch
Thick
12-15 mins
454 g (8)
GRILL 1
Pan in upper shelf position. Turn
Thin
12 mins
340 g (12)
halfway.
Vegetarian
12 mins
300 g (6)
Turkey
Breasts, boneless and
Place on Square Panacrunch
STEAM 1
30 mins
350 g
skinless
Pan in upper shelf position.
Maximum
Preheat oven. Place on Square
32-35 mins.
Crown, off the bone
weight
190 °C
Panacrunch Pan in lower shelf
per 450 g
1.5 kg
position.
Points for checking
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return
to oven. Foods will still require a stand time, especially if they cannot be stirred. The
denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Food
Fresh vegetables
Asparagus
Baby corn
Broad beans
Runner beans
Beetroot
Power Level
Broccoli
Butternut squash
Cabbage - sliced
8 mins
200 g
8 mins
200 g
15 mins
Carrots - sliced
Cauliflower - florets
Courgettes
Corn on the cob
Parsnips - parboiled
for roasting sliced
Peas
Potatoes - boiled
Potatoes - par-boiled
Jacket potatoes 200-250 g each
8 mins
250 g
6 mins
200 g
300 g
200 g
STEAM 1 +
LOW Micro
Sugar snap peas
Swede - cubed
Sweet potato
12 mins
12 mins
8 mins
Place in shallow Pyrex® dish on
base of oven.
7 mins
300 g
8 mins
250 g
x2
13 mins
500 g
15 mins
6 mins
7 mins
5 mins
300 g
300 g
200 g
12 mins
500 g
x1
x2
x4
HIGH Micro
7 mins
12 mins
23 mins
Place in Pyrex® dish on base of
oven.
x1
x2
GRILL 1 +
LOW
Micro
15 mins
23 mins
Place in Pyrex® dish on base of
oven.
5 mins
200 g
Spinach
Instructions/Guidelines
5 mins
200 g
300 g
Time to Select
(approx)
6 mins
200 g
450 g
Brussel sprouts
Turnip
Weight/
Quantity
200 g
400 g
400 g
300 g
Points for checking
STEAM 1 +
LOW Micro
8 mins
12 mins
12 mins
Place in Pyrex® dish on base of
oven.
12 mins
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return
to oven. Foods will still require a stand time, especially if they cannot be stirred. The
denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Cooking charts
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power Level
Time to Select
(approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
Frozen vegetables
Beans - broad
8 mins
200 g
Beans - green
200 g
8 mins
Broccoli - florets
250 g
8 mins
Carrots - sliced
200 g
Cauliflower
Mixed vegetables
Peas
Soya beans
Steam vegetables
Sweetcorn
250 g
200 g
200 g
200 g
150 g
200 g
STEAM 1 +
LOW
Micro
7 mins
10 mins
8 mins
7 mins
8 mins
5 mins
8 mins
Place in Pyrex® dish on base of
oven.
Points for checking
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return
to oven. Foods will still require a stand time, especially if they cannot be stirred. The
denser the food the longer the stand time.
Steam only cooking chart
Fill water tank before steaming.
Food
Fresh Vegetables e.g.
carrots, broccoli
Potatoes
Frozen Vegtables e.g.
carrots, broccoli
Fresh Fish
Frozen fish
Chicken breast
Weight/
Quantity
200 g
300 g
200 g
300 g
200 g
300 g
200 g
500 g
200 g
500 g
200 g
Power Level
Steam 1
Steam 1
Steam 1
Steam 1
Steam 1
Steam 1
Cooking Time
(approx.)
Instructions
11-13 mins
Prepare vegetables. Place on
Square Panacrunch Pan in upper
shelf position.
13-15 mins
22-24 mins
27-29 mins
13-15 mins
15-17 mins
9-11 mins
14-16 mins
14-16 mins
19-21 mins
27-30 mins
Cut potatoes into even sized
pieces. Place on Square
Panacrunch Pan in upper shelf
position.
Place on Square Panacrunch Pan
in upper shelf position.
Place on Square Panacrunch Pan
in upper shelf position. Place fish
in a single layer. Do not overlap.
Place on Square Panacrunch Pan
in upper shelf position. Place fish
in a single layer. Do not overlap.
Each breast should weigh
between 100-250 g each. Place
on Square Panacrunch Pan in
upper shelf position
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Increasing and decreasing recipes
Increasing recipes
„ To increase a recipe from 4-6 servings,
increase each ingredient listed by half. To
double the quantity, simply double every
ingredient listed.
„ Do not forget that large quantities will
require a larger dish. Make sure that it is
deep enough to prevent the recipe from
boiling over during cooking.
„ Cover as directed in the recipe. Stir or
rearrange foods as recommended.
„ Increase the stand times by 5 minutes
per 450 g.
„ Always check the recipe during cooking.
„ When increasing the ingredients to
6 servings, add an extra one third of the
original cooking time, i.e. 30 minutes on
MEDIUM power for 4 servings will become
40 mins on MEDIUM power for 6 servings.
„ When doubling a recipe from 4-8, add
on half the original cooking time, i.e.
30 minutes on MEDIUM power for 4
servings will become 45 minutes on
MEDIUM power for 8 servings.
Decreasing recipes
„ To decrease a recipe from 4 servings to
2 servings, halve the ingredients listed.
„ Choose a dish that is proportionally smaller
than the one recommended in the recipe,
however make sure it is deep enough to
stop food boiling over.
„ Allow half to two-thirds of the original
cooking time, i.e. 30 minutes on MEDIUM
power for 4 servings will become
15-20 minutes on MEDIUM power for
2 servings.
Using recipes from other books
The best way to convert a family favourite dish
is to find a similar recipe in a cookery book to
give you a guide to the correct method and
timings to use.
When using other cookbooks, the 1000 W
output power of your oven must be allowed
for. Use the same power level suggested
e.g. HIGH or MEDIUM and select the same
cooking time suggested, however check
the progress of the food during cooking and
adjust the time if necessary.
Cooking for one
„ For one serving quarter all ingredients
listed.
„ Choose a dish that is proportionally
smaller than the one recommended in the
recipe.
„ Use the same cooking power recommended
in the original recipe.
„ Start by cooking for one quarter of the
recommended cooking time, although
extra time in most cases will be required.
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„ Always check the food during cooking.
„ There is not a great saving for reduced
quantities of soups, casseroles, stews and
rice, as a minimum time is required to
tenderise meats and blend flavours.
„ When cooking for one it often makes
sense to cook for two and plate up both
meals. Freeze one meal for a later date.
ingredients
Serves 4
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
700 g sweet potato, peeled and
chopped
1 large red pepper, deseeded and
chopped
700 ml vegetable stock
150 ml coconut milk
salt and pepper
1.
Place the onion, oil and garlic into a casserole dish.
2.
Place on the base of the oven and cook on STEAM 1 + LOW
MICROWAVE for 4 minutes.
3.
Add the potatoes and pepper. Cook on STEAM 1 + LOW
MICROWAVE for 10 minutes. Add stock, cover and cook on
SIMMER MICROWAVE for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are
soft, stirring halfway.
4.
Allow to cool slightly. Place in liquidiser and puree until smooth.
Stir in the coconut milk and season to taste.
5.
Heat on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 3 minutes, or until piping hot.
Dish: 1 x 3 litre Pyrex® casserole
dish with lid
Accessory: none
Fill water tank
Tomato and red pepper soup
ingredients
Serves 4
5 large tomatoes
2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
1 onion, chopped
450 g red pepper, thinly sliced
2 tbsp (30 ml) tomato puree
1 pinch sugar
475 ml vegetable stock
salt and pepper
Dish: 1 x medium Pyrex® bowl,
1 x large Pyrex® casserole dish
with lid
Accessory: none
1.
Skin the tomatoes by plunging them in boiling water, in a
medium sized bowl, for 30 seconds. Chop the flesh and
reserve any juice. Place half the oil in the Pyrex® casserole
dish with the onion and cover with pierced cling film. Cook on
the base of the oven on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2 minutes,
stirring once.
2.
Add the peppers and remaining oil, mixing well. Cover and
cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5 minutes, stirring halfway
through cooking. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée,
seasoning, sugar and a few tablespoons of stock.
3.
Cover and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 4 minutes, stirring
halfway through cooking, until the vegetables are tender.
Stir in the rest of the stock and purée in a blender or food
processor until smooth. Strain the soup to remove the skins
and season to taste.
Soups and Starters
Sweet potato soup
Brie and cranberry crostini
ingredients
Serves 4
1 small french baguette, sliced
4 tbsp (60 ml) cranberry sauce
175 g brie, sliced
sesame seeds, optional
Dish: none
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
1.
Preheat grill on GRILL 1.
2.
Place the slices of baguette on the Square Panacrunch Pan in
the upper shelf position and toast on GRILL 1 for 2-3 minutes
or until lightly toasted.
3.
Turn the slices over and spread each slice with cranberry
sauce. Top with a slice of brie and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
4.
Cook on GRILL 1 + SIMMER MICROWAVE for 6-8 minutes
or until cheese has started to melt and sesame seeds turn
golden.
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Soups and Starters
Stuffed mushrooms
ingredients
Serves 4
2 rashers streaky bacon
25 g Cheddar cheese, grated
1 tsp (2.5 ml) Dijon mustard
50 g breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
4 tbsp (60 ml) milk
1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh parsley,
chopped
4 large flat mushrooms, stalks
removed
4 slices cheddar cheese
1 tomato, thinly sliced
1.
Cook bacon rashers on a dinner plate on the base of the oven
on STEAM 1 + SIMMER MICROWAVE for 2 -4 minutes. When
cool, chop into small pieces.
2.
In a medium Pyrex® bowl, mix together grated cheese,
mustard, bacon and breadcrumbs. Add beaten egg, milk,
parsley and seasoning and mix until well combined. Fill
mushroom cavities with mixture. Place one tomato slice on top
of filling. Place the cheese slices on top of each mushroom.
3.
Place mushrooms on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the
lower shelf position and cook on STEAM 1 + GRILL 1 for
15-17 minutes or until cheese starts to melt and mushrooms
are just cooked.
Dish: 1 x medium Pyrex® bowl,
1 x large plate
Accessory: Square Panacrunch
Pan
Fill water tank
Onion and feta tarts
ingredients
Serves 6
250 g puff pastry
2 tbsp (30 ml olive oil
150 g onions, thinly sliced
25 g pine nuts
75 g feta cheese, cubed
25 g black olives, stoned and chopped
25 g sundried tomato in oil, roughly
chopped
10 g capers
Salt and Pepper
Fresh oregano
Dish: 1 x medium Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
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1.
Roll out the puff pastry and cut out 6 circles, each about 10 cm
diameter. Refrigerate the pastry for approximately 30 minutes.
2.
Put the oil and onion in a medium Pyrex® bowl. Cook on the
base of the oven on STEAM 1 + LOW MICROWAVE for 10
minutes. Add the pine nuts, cheese, olives, sun-dried tomatoes
and capers to the onions. Season.
3.
Preheat the oven on OVEN 220 °C.
4.
Line the Square Panacrunch Pan with baking paper. Place 6
pastry circles on the Square Panacrunch Pan and prick them
with a fork.
5.
Divide the mixture between the six pastry circles. Cook
the tartlets in the lower shelf position on OVEN 220 °C for
15 minutes or until golden. Sprinkle with fresh oregano.
ingredients
Serves 4
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, crushed
25 g butter
225 g brown cap mushrooms,
quartered
225 g risotto rice
1 lemon, zest and juice
½ tsp (2.5 ml) saffron strands, crushed
300 ml hot vegetable stock
300 ml white wine
100 g frozen peas
300 g cooked peeled prawns
2 tbsp (30 ml) chives, finely chopped
1.
Put the onion, garlic, butter and mushrooms in a large Pyrex®
casserole dish. Place on the base of the oven and cook on
STEAM 1 + LOW MICROWAVE for 10 minutes. Add rice,
juice and rind of the lemon, saffron, stock and wine to the
mushroom mixture.
2.
Cook on STEAM 1 + LOW MICROWAVE for 10 minutes.
Stir risotto. Add peas, and cook on STEAM 1 + LOW
MICROWAVE for 8 minutes. Add the prawns and chives and
cook on STEAM 1 + LOW MICROWAVE for 4 minutes.
3.
Leave to stand for 2-3 minutes and serve.
Fish
Prawn risotto
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® casserole dish
Accessory: none
Fill water tank
Thai steamed trout
ingredients
Serves 2
2 trout fillets, approx 140 g each
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1-2 small red chilli, finely chopped
1 lime, zest and juice
4 spring onions, finely chopped
2 tbsp (30 ml) light soy sauce
1.
Place fish fillets into a shallow dish, sprinkle the remaining
ingredients on the top of the fish.
2.
Place dish on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf
position, cook on STEAM 1 for 10-15 minutes, or until the fish
is cooked through.
Dish: 1 x Pyrex® shallow dish
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
Mediteranean fish bake
ingredients
Serves 2
½ lemon, juiced
100 g fresh pesto
salt and pepper
4 x 175 g haddock or cod fillets
700 g waxy new potatoes
2 medium red onions, roughly chopped
1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
1 yellow pepper, deseeded and
chopped
1 orange pepper, deseeded and
chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
100 g black olives, chopped
Dish: 1 x small Pyrex® bowl, 1 x large
rectangular Pyrex® dish
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
1.
In a small bowl, mix lemon juice, pesto and seasoning
together. Place fish in a large rectangular dish and spoon over
the marinade. Leave in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
2.
Toss vegetables with the garlic and oil. Place on the Square
Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf position and cook on
STEAM 1 + OVEN 220 °C for 30 minutes. Scatter the black
olives over the vegetables and place the fish and marinade on
top of the vegetables.
3.
Cook on GRILL 3 + LOW MICROWAVE for 15-20 minutes or
until cooked through.
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Fish
Moules mariniere
ingredients
Serves 2
900 g mussels (weight in shell)
15 g butter
2 shallots, finely sliced
1 clove of garlic, crushed
150 ml white wine
1 bunch flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
100 ml double cream
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® casserole dish
with lid, , 1 x serving dish
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
1.
Scrub mussels and pull off any beards discarding any broken
or open shells.
2.
Place butter, shallots and garlic in a large Pyrex® dish,
cover. Place on the base of the oven and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 3 minutes.
3.
Add wine and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 3 minutes. Put
to one side.
4.
Spread the mussels out on the Square Panacrunch Pan in
the upper shelf position. Cook on STEAM 1 for 20 minutes.
Discard any unopened shells.
5.
Add the parsley and cream to the sauce and pour in half of
the liquid collected in the Sqaure Panacrunch Pan and cook,
covered, on HIGH MICROWAVE for 3 minutes. Place the
mussels into a serving dish and pour the sauce over.
Steamed garlic prawns
ingredients
Serves 2
25 g butter
4 cloves of garlic, crushed
250 ml white wine
400 ml chicken stock
salt and pepper
450 g raw king prawns
1 tbsp (15 ml) cornflour
1 handful parsley, chopped
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® casserole dish
with lid
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
1.
Place the butter and garlic into a Pyrex® casserole dish,
cover. Cook on the base of the oven on HIGH MICROWAVE
for 1 minute.
2.
Add the wine and chicken stock to the garlic and cook covered
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5 minutes, uncover and cook for a
further 5 minutes. Season and set to one side.
3.
Place the prawns on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the upper
shelf position and cook on STEAM 1 for 15 minutes.
4.
Remove the prawns from the oven. Add the cornflour and
parsley to the sauce, stir thoroughly and cook, covered for a
further 3 minutes, on HIGH MICROWAVE, stirring halfway.
5.
Mix the prawns into the sauce and serve with crusty bread.
Spicy tuna pasta bake
ingredients
Serves 2
250 g fusilli pasta
1 litre boiling water
1 tsp (5 ml) olive oil
1 medium red pepper, sliced
1 medium yellow pepper, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tsp (5 ml) crushed dried chillies
2 x 400 g tins chopped tomato
1 tsp (5 ml) granulated sugar
2 x 200 g tins tuna, drained
25 g fresh breadcrumbs
2 tbsp (30 ml) parmesan, grated
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® casserole
dish with lid, 1 x 24 x 24 cm Pyrex®
shallow dish
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
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1.
Place pasta in large Pyrex® casserole dish and add water.
Cover, place on the base of oven and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 10 minutes, or until soft. Leave to stand for
2-3 minutes. Drain.
2.
Place the oil and peppers in the shallow dish and cook on
HIGH MICROWAVE for 5 minutes, until the peppers have
slightly softened.
3.
Add the garlic and chilli to the pepper mixture and cook on
HIGH MICROWAVE for 1 minute.
4.
Add the tomatoes and sugar, stir and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for a further 5 minutes.
5.
Stir tuna and pasta into the tomato and pepper mixture until
coated. Top with breadcrumbs and parmesan.
6.
Place the dish on tthe base of the oven and cook on GRILL 1
LOW MICROWAVE for 5-7 minutes, or until golden.
ingredients
Serves 4
Meat Sauce:
1 onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tsp (5 ml) oil
400 g tin chopped tomatoes
150 ml red wine
2 tbsp (30 ml) tomato puree
1 tsp (5 ml) mixed herbs
500 g minced beef
salt and pepper
Lasagne
1 quantity white sauce (see page 94)
100 g Cheddar cheese, grated
1 tsp (5 ml) mustard
salt and pepper
250 g fresh lasagne
50 g parmesan, grated
1.
Place onion, garlic and oil in casserole dish. Place on the base
of the oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2-3 minutes.
Place all other meat sauce ingredients in casserole dish. Stir
well. Cover, cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 10 minutes. Then
MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 15-20 minutes or until cooked.
2.
Add mustard and grated cheese to white sauce.
3.
Cover the base of the Pyrex® gratin dish with a layer of
white sauce, then a layer of lasagne, then a layer of hot meat
mixture. Continue with a layer of lasagne then meat, ending
with a layer of white sauce. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over
the top.
4.
Place on the base of the oven and cook on GRILL 1 + LOW
MICROWAVE for 10 minutes. Then GRILL 1 for
5-10 minutes or until golden brown.
Meat
Lasagne
Dish: 1 x 1.5 litre Pyrex® casserole
dish with lid
1 x large Pyrex® gratin dish
Accessory: none
Mini boeuf en croute
ingredients
Serves 4
15 g dried porcini mushrooms
15 g butter
225 g mushrooms
1 large onion, finely chopped
150 ml red wine
4 fillet steaks (roughly 150 g each)
375 g puff pastry
1 large egg, beaten
salt and pepper
Dish: 1 x small Pyrex® bowl
1 x large Pyrex® casserole dish
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
1.
In a small Pyrex® bowl, soak porcini mushrooms in boiling
water for 20 minutes. Drain and finely chop.
2.
Put the butter, all the mushrooms and onions in a large Pyrex®
casserole dish and cover. Place on the base of the oven
and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 3 minutes. Add wine to
the mushroom mixture and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for
7-8 minutes.
3.
Preheat the oven on OVEN 200 °C. Place the fillets on the
Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf position and cook
on OVEN 200 °C for 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool. Wash
Square Panacrunch Pan.
4.
Cut the pastry into 4 pieces and roll each piece out to a
15 cm x 15 cm square and brush with beaten egg.
5.
Drain the mushroom mixture, place a ¼ of the mixture into the
centre of each pastry square and place a fillet on top. Season.
Bring the corners of the pastry to the centre. Line the Square
Panacrunch Pan with baking paper. Place the pastry on the
Square Panacrunch Pan.
6.
Brush with beaten egg. Cook in the lower shelf position on
OVEN 220 °C for 25 minutes for medium and 30 minutes for
well done.
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Meat
Shepherd’s pie
ingredients
Serves 4
1 kg potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 tbsp (30 ml) milk
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
25 g butter
350 g minced lamb
275 ml hot lamb stock
1 tbsp (15 ml) worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp (15 ml) cornflour
1 tbsp (15 ml) tomato puree
50 g Cheddar cheese, grated
Dish: 2 x large Pyrex® casserole dish
with lid, 1 x large Pyrex® gratin dish
Accessory: none
1.
Place potatoes in a large Pyrex® Casserole dish with 3 tbsp
(45 ml) water. Cover, place on the base of the oven and cook
on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 15-17 minutes until soft. Drain
and mash well with the milk.
2.
Place onion, carrots and butter into large Pyrex® casserole
dish. Place on the base of the oven and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 5-7 minutes or until soft.
3.
Add minced meat to vegetables. Then add stock,
worcestershire sauce, cornflour and tomato puree and
season to taste. Cover and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for
15 minutes.
4.
Transfer the meat mixture into a large Pyrex® gratin dish.
Spread potato on top of the meat, using a fork to make a
pattern on top. Sprinkle with cheese.
5.
Place dish on the base of the oven and cook on GRILL 1 +
LOW MICROWAVE for approximately 20 minutes or until top is
crisp and golden.
1.
Place the cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, garam masala, chilli,
ginger, garlic, almonds and yoghurt into a large Pyrex® bowl.
Add chicken and stir well. Leave to marinate in the fridge for
2-3 hours.
2.
Place oil and onions in a large Pyrex® casserole dish. Place
on the base of the oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for
2 minutes. Stir chicken into onions.
3.
Cover, place casserole on the base the of oven and cook on
MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 15 minutes. Stir. Cook for a further
10-15 minutes on MEDIUM MICROWAVE. Stir in cream and
coriander and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 3 minutes
or until hot.
Chicken pasanda
ingredients
Serves 4
3 cardamom pods
½ cinnamon stick
¼ tsp (1.25 ml) cumin seeds
1 tsp (5 ml) garam masala
1 tsp (5 ml) chilli flakes
2.5 cm fresh root ginger, grated
1 clove of garlic, crushed
25 g ground almonds
3 tbsp (45 ml) natural yoghurt
4 chicken breasts, skinned and cut into
bite sized pieces
1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
2 medium onions, finely chopped
150 ml single cream
2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh coriander, chopped
Dish: 1 x 3 litre Pyrex® casserole dish
with lid, 1 x large Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: none
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ingredients
Serves 4
2 large chicken breasts
3 tbsp (45 ml) fresh corriander,
chopped
2.5 cm piece ginger, cut into strips
6-8 spring onions, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 red chilli, finely chopped
3 tbsp (45 ml) soy sauce
2 tbsp (30 ml) rice vinegar
1 tsp (5 ml) light brown sugar
2 tbsp (30 ml) groundnut oil
1 tbsp (15 ml) vegetable oil
1 tsp (5 ml) sesame oil
200 g fresh egg noodles
Dish: 2 x small Pyrex® bowl,
1 x large Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
1.
Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of cling film
and flatten with a meat mallet or rolling pin until thin. Remove
the cling film, place the chicken breasts onto the Square
Panacrunch Pan and season well. Place in the upper shelf
position and cook on STEAM 1 for 15-20 minutes, or until the
chicken is cooked through.
2.
Place the chopped coriander, ginger, spring onions, crushed
garlic, red chilli, soy sauce, rice vinegar and light brown sugar
into a small Pyrex® bowl and mix well.
3.
Place the oils into a small Pyrex® bowl and heat on the base
of the oven on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 1-2 minutes. Pour
over the spring onion mixture and mix to combine.
4.
In a large bowl, place noodles and cover with boiling water.
Cook on the base of the oven on STEAM 1 for 8 minutes.
Drain.
5.
To serve, place the cooked egg noodles into shallow serving
bowl. Slice the cooked chicken and spoon over the spring
onion mixture and drizzle over the juices from the bowl.
Meat
Steamed chicken and noodles
Spicy lamb tagine
ingredients
Serves 4
¾ tbsp (10 ml) ground ginger
½ tsp (2.5 ml) ground black pepper
1½ tsp (7.5 ml) ground cinnamon
¾ tbsp (10 ml) turmeric
1 tbsp (15 ml) paprika
½ tsp (2.5 ml) chilli powder
800 g boneless lamb, cubed
2 tbsp (30 ml) oil
2 medium onions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 medium carrots, sliced
½ tsp (2.5 ml) salt
150 g ready to eat dried apricots,
chopped
40 g sultanas
65 g flaked almonds, toasted, thickly
sliced
¾ tbsp (10 ml) honey
150 ml tomato juice
400 g tin chopped tomatoes
300 ml vegetable stock
1.
Put spices into a large Pyrex® bowl and mix well. Add lamb
and evenly coat with spices.
2.
Place oil, onions, garlic and carrots in a large Pyrex®
casserole dish. Place on the base of the oven and cook on
LOW MICROWAVE for 5 minutes.
3.
Add lamb mixture and mix thoroughly. Stir in remaining
ingredients and cover. Place on the Square Panacruch Pan in
the lower shelf position and cook on OVEN 160 °C for 1 hour
30 minutes or until tender, stir halfway.
Dish: 1 x 3 litre Pyrex® casserole
dish with lid, 1 x large Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
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Meat
Cheesy chicken gratin
ingredients
Serves 4
250 g leek, finely sliced
25 g butter
25 g plain flour
300 ml whole milk
225 g cooked chicken, chopped
100 g ham, chopped
150 g gruyere cheese, grated
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® bowl,
1 x 20 x 25 cm Pyrex® gratin dish
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
1.
Place the leeks in a large Pyrex® bowl with the butter. Place
on the base of the oven and cook on STEAM 1 + LOW
MICROWAVE for 6 minutes or until softened.
2.
Add the flour and mix well. Stir in the milk and heat on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 4-5 minutes or until thickened, stirring
halfway.
3.
Add the chicken, ham and cheese then season and mix well.
Pour into the gratin dish.
4.
Place on the base of the oven and cook on GRILL 1 + LOW
MICROWAVE for 10-15 minutes or until piping hot and golden.
Chicken tikka skewers
ingredients
Serves 4
150 g low fat natural yoghurt
2 tbsp (30 ml) hot curry paste
300 g chicken breast, skinned and cut
into bite sized pieces
12 cherry tomatoes
1.
Mix the yoghurt and curry paste together in a medium Pyrex®
bowl, then add the chicken. Marinate for an hour.
2.
Thread the chicken pieces and cherry tomatoes onto the
skewers.
3.
Place skewers on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the upper
shelf position. Cook on GRILL 1 + STEAM 1 for 10 minutes,
turn the skewers over, then cook on GRILL 1 + STEAM 1 for
8-10 minutes or until cooked through.
1.
Place gammon in a large Pyrex® casserole dish. Add onion
stuck with 4 cloves and peppercorns and cover with water.
2.
Cover, place on base of oven and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 15 minutes then MEDIUM MICROWAVE for
35-40 minutes, or until cooked. Drain.
3.
In a small bowl, mix together the honey, orange juice, sugar
and mustard. Cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 1 minute.
Leave to cool.
4.
Remove the gammon rind. Score the fat in a lattice pattern
and stud with remaining cloves. Brush over half of the glaze.
5.
Preheat oven on OVEN 180 °C. Place gammon in square
Pyrex® dish on Square Panacrunch Pan in lower shelf position
and cook on OVEN 180 °C 10-15 minutes until golden,
spreading over the remaining glaze halfway through cooking
time.
Dish: 4 x wooden skewers
1 x medium Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
Glazed gammon
ingredients
Serves 4
900 g unsmoked gammon joint
cold water to cover
1 onion, peeled
16 whole cloves
10 peppercorns
3 tbsp (45 ml) honey
2 tbsp (30 ml) orange juice
15 g demerara sugar
Dish: 1 x 3 litre Pyrex® casserole dish
with lid, 1 x Pyrex® square dish,
1 x small Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
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ingredients
Serves 4
500 g new potatoes, halved
3 tbsp (45 ml) pesto
1 tbsp (15 ml) oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 chicken breasts, skinned and cut
into bite sized pieces
400 g tin chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp (30 ml) tomato puree
4-5 drops Tabasco sauce
100 g breadcrumbs
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
50 g parmesan cheese, grated
Dish: : 1 x medium Pyrex® casserole
dish with lid, 1 x Pyrex® gratin dish
Accessory: none
1.
Place potatoes in a medium Pyrex® casserole dish with 3 tbsp
(45 ml) water. Cover, place on the base of the oven and cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 7-8 minutes. Drain. Stir the pesto
into the potatoes and put aside to keep warm.
2.
Place oil and onion in a gratin dish. Place on the base of the
oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2-3 minutes to
soften the onion.
3.
Add chicken, cover and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE
for 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree and the
Tabasco sauce to the chicken. Cover and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 10-12 minutes. Stirring halfway. Add
potatoes.
4.
Mix the breadcrumbs with the garlic and Parmesan cheese
and sprinkle over the chicken.
5.
Place dish on the base of the oven and cook on GRILL 1 +
LOW MICROWAVE for 8-10 minutes until heated through and
golden brown in colour.
Meat
Pesto chicken crumble
Stuffed aubergines
ingredients
Serves 4
2 large aubergines
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, chopped
200 g minced beef
400 g tin chopped tomatoes
25 g pitted black olives, chopped
2 tsp (10 ml) dried oregano
2 tbsp (30 ml) tomato puree
75 g breadcrumbs
50 g parmesan, grated
Dish: 1 x 1.5 litre Pyrex® casserole
dish with lid
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
1.
Place the whole aubergines on the Square Panacrunch Pan
in the lower shelf position and cook on OVEN 220 °C for
20 minutes or until soft. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
2.
Cut the aubergines in half horizontally, leaving the stalks
attached. Scoop out the flesh and chop finely.
3.
Place garlic and onion in a Pyrex® casserole dish. Place on
the base of the oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for
2 minutes.
4.
Add beef, tomatoes, aubergine flesh, olives, oregano, and
tomato puree. Cover and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for
10 minutes. Mix 40 g of the parmesan with the breadcrumbs
and add to beef mixture. Fill the aubergine skins with the
filling.
5.
Place aubergines on the Square Panacrunch Pan and sprinkle
with the remaining parmesan.
6.
Place the Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf position
and cook on GRILL 1 for 5 minutes, or until cooked and
golden.
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Meat
Pork with herby dumplings
ingredients
Serves 4
2 tbsp (30 ml) oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, deseeded and
chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
450 g lean pork, cubed
2 tbsp (30 ml) seasoned flour
1 bay leaf
1 tsp (5 ml) sage
300 ml dry cider
Dumplings
175 g self raising flour
75 g suet
1 pinch salt
5 ml (1 tsp) mustard powder
1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh parsley, chopped
150 ml cold water
1.
Place oil, onion, green pepper and carrots in Pyrex® casserole
dish. Place on the base of the oven and cook on STEAM 1 +
LOW MICROWAVE for 6 minutes.
2.
Toss pork in seasoned flour and add to onion mixture. Stir in
all other ingredients. Cover and place the Square Panacrunch
Pan in the lower shelf position and cook on OVEN 160 °C for 1
hour or until pork is tender.
3.
Whilst cooking, in a medium Pyrex® bowl, make the
dumplings by combining the flour, suet, salt, mustard and
parsley. Add the water to make a stiff dough. Shape dough into
8 round dumplings. When pork is cooked, uncover and place
dumplings around the edge of dish.
4.
Continue to cook uncovered on OVEN 160 °C for
15-20 minutes or until dumplings are cooked through.
1.
Place the lentils in a Pyrex® casserole dish. Cover in cold
water. Place the dish on the base of the oven, bring to the boil
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 7-8 minutes. Drain and allow to
cool.
2.
Place lentils in the Pyrex® casserole dish with the chopped
onion, the diced smoked bacon, a pinch of thyme and the
stock cube. Cover with water.
3.
Cook, covered on the base of the oven on HIGH
MICROWAVE, for 12 minutes then 40-50 minutes on SIMMER
MICROWAVE. 20 minutes before the end of the cooking add
the smoked sausages. Season before serving.
Dish: 1 x 3 litre Pyrex® casserole dish
with lid, 1 x medium Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
Pork with lentils
ingredients
Serves 4
250 g brown lentils
1 large onion, chopped
4 rashers smoked bacon, diced
1 pinch thyme
1 stock cube
230 g smoked sausage
salt and pepper
Dish: 1 x 2 litre Pyrex® casserole
dish with lid
Accessory: none
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ingredients
Serves 4
700 g lamb fillet, cut into chunks
2 onions, chopped
1 red chilli
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 sprig rosemary
275 ml white wine
400 g tin chopped tomatoes
3 tbsp (45 ml) black olives, sliced
100 g linguine, broken into pieces
150 g feta cheese, cubed
1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh mint, chopped
1.
Place the lamb and onion in a Pyrex® casserole dish and
cover. Place on the base of the oven and cook on STEAM 1 +
LOW MICROWAVE for 10 minutes.
2.
Split the chili along its length leaving the top intact, remove
seeds - this adds flavour to the stew without too much heat.
3.
Stir the chilli, garlic, rosemary, wine and tomatoes into
the lamb. Cook, covered on LOW MICROWAVE for 40
minutes stirring halfway. Stir in the black olives and linguine
and continue to cook on LOW MICROWAVE for a further
15 minutes or until the linguine is cooked.
4.
Remove the chilli and rosemary, and discard. Stir in feta
cheese and mint before serving.
Dish: 1 x 3 litre Pyrex® casserole dish
with lid
Accessory: none
Fill water tank
Meat
Greek lamb stew
Cannelloni
ingredients
Serves 4
8 quick cook cannelloni tubes
1 quantity white sauce (see page 94)
50 g Cheddar cheese, grated
Filling
100 g fresh spinach
150 g cooked ham, chopped
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp (15 ml) parsley, chopped
1 tbsp (15 ml) spring onions, finely
chopped
6 tbsp (90 ml) parmesan, grated
1.
Add the grated cheese to the white sauce, mix well. Set aside.
2.
Preheat the oven on OVEN 190 °C
3.
In a large Pyrex® bowl combine all filling ingredients and 2
tbsp (30 ml) of Parmesan cheese. Spoon the filling from each
end into the cannelloni tubes using a teaspoon.
4.
Lay cannelloni in base of a medium gratin dish. Pour
over sauce and sprinkle with the remaining 4 tbsp (60 ml)
Parmesan cheese.
5.
Cook on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf
position OVEN 190 °C for approx. 25-30 minutes or until
bubbling and golden brown.
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® bowl
1 x medium gratin dish
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
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Vegetables
Cauliflower cheese
ingredients
Serves 4
1 large cauliflower, divided into florets
25 g butter
25 g flour
½ tsp (2.5 ml) French mustard
300 ml whole milk
100 g cheese, grated
25 g breadcrumbs
Dish: 1 x medium Pyrex® shallow
dish, 1 x 1.5 litre Pyrex® jug
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
1.
Place cauliflower florets on the Square Panacrunch Pan in
the upper shelf position. Cook on the AUTO STEAM FRESH
VEGETABLES program. Drain.
2.
Melt butter in a jug on HIGH MICROWAVE for 20-30 seconds.
Stir in flour and mustard. Cook for a further 15 seconds.
Add milk gradually. Stir well and season. Cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 3-4 minutes. Or until sauce is thick and
bubbling. Stir halfway. Stir in 90 g cheese.
3.
Place the cauliflower into a shallow Pyrex® dish. Pour the
cheese sauce over the cauliflower. Top with remaining cheese
and breadcrumbs. Place dish on base of the oven and cook
on GRILL 1 + LOW MICROWAVE for 5-10 minutes. or until
golden brown.
1.
Combine all ingredients in a Pyrex® casserole dish.
2.
Cover and cook on the base of the oven on LOW
MICROWAVE for 20-25 minutes. or until vegetables are soft.
Stir halfway through cooking time.
Ratatouille
ingredients
Serves 4
1 aubergine, sliced
1 onion, sliced
2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 courgette, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
400 g tin chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp (15 ml) mixed herbs
salt and pepper
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® casserole
dish with lid
Accessory: none
Steamed carrots with orange, cumin and thyme
ingredients
Serves 4
1 pinch sugar
¼ orange, zested
1 pinch cumin seeds
1 tbsp (15 ml) thyme
60 g butter, softened
250 g carrots, sliced
Dish: Pestle and mortar
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
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1.
Use a pestle and mortar, to press sugar, zest, cumin seeds
and thyme together. Then add the butter and mix well. Spoon
the mixture onto a sheet of greaseproof paper and roll into a
cylinder, twisting both ends to seal. Place in the freezer to firm
up.
2.
Place sliced carrots on the Square Panacrunch Pan. Cook
on the upper shelf position on the AUTO STEAM FRESH
VEGETABLES program.
3.
Slice the flavoured butter, and serve the carrots with butter
melted over the top.
ingredients
Serves 4
1 clove of garlic, chopped
½ red chilli, deseeded and finely
chopped
2 sun dried tomato in oil, drained and
roughly chopped
60 g butter, softened
300 g courgettes, sliced
Dish: Pestle and mortar
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
1.
Use a pestle and mortar, to press garlic, chilli and sun-dried
tomatoes to a paste. Add butter and mix well. Spoon the
mixture onto a sheet of greaseproof paper and roll into a
cylinder, twisting both ends to seal. Place in the freezer to firm
up.
2.
Place the courgettes on the Square Panacrunch Pan. Cook
in the upper shelf position on the AUTO STEAM FRESH
VEGETABLES program.
3.
Slice the flavoured butter, and serve the courgettes with butter
melted over the top.
Vegetables
Steamed courgettes with tomato and chilli
Steamed mange tout with citrus butter
ingredients
Serves 4
½ lemon, zest and juice
salt and pepper
60 g butter, softened
200 g mange tout
Dish: 1 x small Pyrex® mixing bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
1.
Mix all ingredients except the mange tout together. Spoon the
mixture onto a sheet of greased proof paper and roll into a
cylinder, twisting both ends to seal. Keep refrigerated.
2.
Place the mange tout on the Square Panacrunch Pan. Cook
in the upper shelf position on the AUTO STEAM FRESH
VEGETABLES program.
3.
Slice the flavoured butter, and serve the mange tout with butter
melted over the top.
1.
Place oil, onion, pepper, chilli and carrots in a large Pyrex®
casserole. Cover and place on the base of the oven and cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 4-5 minutes or until softened.
2.
Add chilli, cumin, bulgar wheat, chopped tomatoes, tomato
puree and water. Cover and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for
10 minutes.
3.
Stir in red kidney beans, cover and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 5 minutes.
Vegetarian chilli
ingredients
Serves 4
1 tbsp (15 ml) oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, deseeded and
chopped
1 chilli, finely chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and
chopped
1 tsp (5 ml) chilli powder
½ tsp (2.5 ml) cumin
175 g bulgar wheat
400 g tin chopped tomato
2 tbsp (30 ml) tomato puree
450 ml water
400 g tin kidney beans, drained
Dish: 1 x 3 litre Pyrex® casserole
dish with lid
Accessory: none
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Vegetables
Roast vegetable parcels
ingredients
Serves 4
200 g tin chopped tomatoes
2 tsp (10 ml) tomato puree
500 g mixed vegetables e.g. red
pepper, leeks, aubergine, red onion,
chopped into small chunks
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
25 g pine nuts
50 g gruyere cheese, grated
100 g Boursin cheese
1 tbsp (15 ml) single cream
350 g ready made puff pastry
1 egg, beaten to glaze
Dish: 1 x medium Pyrex® shallow
dish, 2 x small Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
1.
Place the chopped tomatoes and puree in a small Pyrex®
bowl. Place on the base of the oven and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 5 minutes then MEDIUM MICROWAVE
for 5-6 minutes or until mixture is reduced in volume and
thickened.
2.
Place the vegetables, garlic and oil in a Pyrex® shallow
dish. Place on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf
position and cook on OVEN 220 °C for 20-30 minutes.
3.
Mix the tomato sauce with the cooked vegetables and pine
nuts, continue to cook on OVEN 220 °C. Allow to cool.
4.
Preheat oven on OVEN 220 °C.
5.
In a small Pyrex® bowl, mix together the gruyere cheese,
Boursin and single cream.
6.
Roll out pastry until it measures approx 30 cm square. Divide
into 4 equal squares. Place ¼ of the vegetable mixture in the
centre of one of the squares and top with ¼ of the cheese
mixture. Bring the corners of the pastry to the centre, pressing
the edges together. Seal with water and glaze with beaten
egg, repeat 3 times.
7.
Line the Square Panacrunch Pan with baking paper. Place
parcels on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf
position and cook on OVEN 220 °C for 15- 20 minutes or until
the pastry is golden and crisp.
1.
Place the onion and carrots with the olive oil in a large
Pyrex® casserole dish. Cook on the base of the oven HIGH
MICROWAVE for 5-6 minutes. Stir halfway through cooking.
2.
Stir in the chilli powder and ground cumin. Cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes and beans.
Cover and bring to the boil on HIGH MICROWAVE for 8-10
minutes then cook on SIMMER MICROWAVE for 10 minutes
stirring occasionally.
3.
Spread a thin layer of the mixture over the base of the square
Pyrex® dish. Fill each tortilla with a few tablespoons of the
mixture, fold over the ends and roll up to seal. Place into the
dish seal side down. Cover with the remaining mixture. Mix the
yoghurt and grated cheese together and spoon evenly over
the dish.
4.
Place the dish on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower
shelf position and brown on GRILL 1 for 10-15 minutes.
Bean enchiladas
ingredients
Serves 4
1 onion, chopped
250 g carrots, grated
1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
2 tsp (10 ml) mild chilli powder
1 tsp (5 ml) ground cumin
400 g tin chopped tomato
400 g tin baked beans, drained
400 g tin mixed beans, drained
6 small tortillas
200 g low fat natural yoghurt
50 g cheese, grated
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® casserole
dish with lid, 1 x medium Pyrex®
square dish.
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
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ingredients
Serves 4
40 g dried porcini mushrooms
1 onion, chopped
250 g risotto rice
50 g butter
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 vegetable stock cube
1 small bunch basil leaves, chopped
1.
In a small Pyrex® bowl, soak the mushrooms in 400 ml warm
water for at least 2 hours.
2.
Mix the onion, rice and butter in the Pyrex® casserole
dish. Cook on the base of the oven on STEAM 1 + LOW
MICROWAVE for 6 minutes.
3.
Add the water from the mushrooms plus more water to make
up to a litre, the crushed garlic and the vegetable stock cube .
4.
Cook, uncovered on the base of the oven on STEAM 1 for
20 minutes. Half way through the cooking time, add the
roughly chopped mushrooms and basil and a little more water
if necessary. Season and serve.
Dish: 1 x small Pyrex® bowl,
1 x 3 litre Pyrex® casserole dish
Accessory: none
Fill water tank
Vegetables
Porcini mushroom risotto
Stuffed courgettes
ingredients
Serves 4
2 courgettes, halved lengthways
2 tsp (10 ml) extra virgin olive oil
Stuffing
30 g breadcrumbs
20 g pine nuts
3 spring onions, finely chopped
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tsp (5 ml) dried thyme
20 g parmesan, grated
1.
Place courgettes on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the upper
shelf position and cook on STEAM 1 for 15 minutes.
2.
Preheat oven on OVEN 200 °C
3.
For the stuffing, mix all the ingredients together in a small
Pyrex® bowl. Sprinkle the mixture on the top of the courgettes
and drizzle with the remaining olive oil.
4.
Cook on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf
position for 10-15 minutes on OVEN 200 °C or until golden.
Dish: 1 x small mixing bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
Roasted vegetable moussaka
ingredients
Serves 4
1 medium red onion, sliced
2 red peppers, deseeded and
chopped
1 aubergine, cubed
2 courgettes, cubed
200 g sweet potato, peeled and
chopped
4 cloves of garlic, whole
3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil
400 g tin chopped tomatoes
25 g sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
225 g cottage cheese
3 large eggs
175 g cheddar cheese, grated
3 tbsp (45 ml) natural yoghurt
1.
Place the prepared vegetables with the garlic and oil in a large
Pyrex® gratin dish. Place on the base of the oven and cook on
GRILL 1 + LOW MICROWAVE for 30 minutes, turning every
10 mins. Stir in the tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes. Season
to taste.
2.
In a medium Pyrex® bowl, beat together the cottage cheese,
eggs, cheddar cheese and yoghurt, then season. Pour over
the vegetables.
3.
Place the large Pyrex® gratin dish on base of the oven and
cook on GRILL 1 + LOW MICROWAVE for 7 minutes, then
GRILL 1 for a futher 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® gratin dish
1 x medium Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: none
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Cheese
Croque monsieur
ingredients
Makes 2
4 slices white bread, buttered
1 tsp (5 ml) Dijon mustard
2 slices smoked ham
100 g cheese, sliced
Dish: none
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
1.
Preheat grill on GRILL 1. Place the bread, buttered side up on
the Square Panacrunch Pan in the upper shelf position and
cook on GRILL 1 for 3-4 minutes or until browning.
2.
On 2 slices of the bread, spread the untoasted sides with
mustard and top with ham and cheese. Cover with the other
slices, browned side uppermost.
3.
Place back on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the upper shelf
position and cook on GRILL 2 + SIMMER MICROWAVE
for 1 minute 30 seconds -2 minutes or until the cheese has
melted.
1.
In a large Pyrex® casserole dish, cook macaroni in 550 ml
boiling water. Cover, place on the base of the oven and cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5-6 minutes or until soft. Drain.
2.
Place butter, onion and bacon in a jug. Place on the base of
the oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5 minutes or
until onion is soft. Stir halfway through cooking.
3.
Stir in flour and cook for 30 seconds on HIGH MICROWAVE.
Gradually add milk, stir well and season. Cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 5-6 minutes or until sauce is thick and
bubbling. Stir twice during cooking. Add mustard and 100 g
grated cheese. Add macaroni and season.
4.
Place the macaroni mixture in medium Pyrex® shallow dish.
Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and remaining cheese. Place
dish on the base of the oven and cook on GRILL 1 + LOW
MICROWAVE for 8-10 minutes or until cheese starts to melt.
Macaroni cheese
ingredients
Serves 4
200 g quick cook macaroni
40 g butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
100 g bacon, chopped
40 g plain flour
600 ml milk
1 tsp (5 ml) French mustard
150 g cheddar cheese, grated
25 g breadcrumbs
Dish: 1 x 3 litre Pyrex® casserole
dish with lid, 1 x 1.5 litre Pyrex® jug,
1 x medium Pyrex® shallow dish
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Cheese, onion & olive scones
ingredients
Serves 4
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 tsp (10 ml) olive oil
175 g self raising flour
½ tsp (2.5 ml) mustard powder
½ tsp (2.5 ml) salt
1 pinch cayenne pepper
25 g butter
40 g cheddar cheese, grated
40 g parmesan, grated
25 g black olives, chopped
1 egg, beaten
3 tbsp (45 ml) milk
1 egg, beaten to glaze
Dish: 1 x medium Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
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1.
Place onion and oil in a medium Pyrex® bowl. Place on
the base of the oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for
2 minutes or until softened.
2.
Preheat oven on OVEN 200 °C.
3.
Sift together the flour, salt, mustard and cayenne. Rub in the
butter. Mix in onion, cheeses and olives. Beat egg and milk
together. Add enough of the egg and milk to form soft dough.
4.
On a floured surface roll out dough to approx. 2 cm thick. Cut
out rounds using a 5 cm pastry cutter and brush with beaten
egg.
5.
Line the Square Panacrunch Pan with baking paper. Place
the rounds on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf
position. Cook on OVEN 200 °C for 15-20 minutes or until
cooked and golden brown.
ingredients
Makes 12
375 g short crust pastry
90 g red pesto
1 clove of garlic, crushed
25 g black olives, stoned and
chopped
125 g mozzarella cheese, grated
2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded
and chopped
25 g parmesan, grated
1 tsp (5 ml) dried oregano
1.
Roll out the short crust pastry to a thickness of approximately
3 mm. Cut out 12 circles using a 7.5 cm pastry cutter. Place in
lightly greased cake tin. Chill pastry for 30 minutes.
2.
Preheat oven on OVEN 200 °C
3.
Mix the red pesto, garlic, black olives, mozzarella and
tomatoes together in a small Pyrex® bowl. Fill the tartlet shells
with mixture. Sprinkle the parmesan and oregano over the
tartlets.
4.
Place tin on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the upper shelf
position and cook on OVEN 200 °C for 15-20 minutes or until
golden brown.
Cheese
Cheese & red pesto tartlets
Dish: 1 x 12 hole cake tin,
1 x small Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Swiss cheese flan
ingredients
Serves 6
200 g plain flour
100 g butter
water to mix
Filling
250 g Gruyere cheese, grated
2 tbsp (30 ml) plain flour
2 eggs, beaten
300 ml milk
4 tbsp (60 ml) white wine
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tsp (5 ml) celery salt
1 pinch nutmeg
Dish: 1 x medium Pyrex® bowl,
1 x 22.5 cm flan tin, 1 x small Pyrex®
bowl, 1 x Pyrex® jug
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
1.
In a medium Pyrex® bowl, rub butter into flour until it
resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add water to form a dough.
Roll out and line dish. Prick base all over with a fork. Chill for
15 minutes.
2.
Preheat oven on OVEN 180 °C.
3.
Cover pastry with parchment and baking beans. Place on the
Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower position and cook on
OVEN 180 °C for 20-25 minutes.
4.
In a small Pyrex® bowl toss together the grated cheese and
flour. Mix remaining ingredients in a jug. Add the cheese and
stir well.
5.
Pour into flan case and sprinkle with nutmeg. Cook on OVEN
200 °C for 30 minutes or until set and golden brown.
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Sauces
White sauce
ingredients
Makes approx. 500 ml
35 g butter
35 g flour
500 ml milk
salt and pepper
nutmeg
Dish: 1 x medium Pyrex® bowl,
1 x 1.5 litre Pyrex® jug
Accessory: none
1.
In a medium Pyrex® bowl, melt the butter for 1 minute,
on MEDIUM MICROWAVE on the base of the oven. Add
the flour, stir, and cook for a further 1 minute on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE. Set aside.
2.
Heat the milk in a jug on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2 minutes
30 seconds-3 minutes. Pour the milk over the butter and flour
mixture, whisking all the time. Cook again for 5-6 minutes,
whisking vigorously several times and paying close attention to
ensure that the sauce does not overflow.
3.
Check the seasoning and add a pinch of grated nutmeg.
1.
Place the onion and butter in a medium Pyrex® bowl and
cook on the base of the oven for 2-3 minutes on HIGH
MICROWAVE.
2.
Add flour, mix, cook again for 1 minute on HIGH
MICROWAVE.
3.
Add stock and white pepper. Cook uncovered on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 3 minutes. Remove from the oven and add
cognac and crème fraîche. Mix well and season with salt
before serving.
1.
Beat eggs with sugar and 3 tbsp (45 ml) milk. Place remaining
milk with vanilla essence. Place on the base of the oven and
cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 1 minute.
2.
Add milk to eggs and stir well. Cook on LOW MICROWAVE
for 5-10 minutes stirring every 30-60 seconds until the sauce
coats the back of a spoon.
Pepper sauce
ingredients
Serves 4-6
1 onion, chopped
40 g butter
30 g flour
400 ml hot stock, from 2 stock cubes
2 tsp (10 ml) white pepper
1 tsp (5 ml) cognac
200 ml crème fraiche
Dish: 1 x medium Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: none
Custard sauce
ingredients
Makes approx. 300 ml
2 eggs
50 g caster sugar
300 ml milk
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla essence
Dish: 1 x 1.5 litre Pyrex® jug
Accessory: none
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ingredients
Serves 4
100 g suet
175 g self raising flour
cold water, to mix
5 tbsp (75 ml) seedless raspberry jam
milk, to glaze
Dish: 1 x medium Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank and refill after
30 minutes cooking
1.
Place suet and flour in a medium Pyrex® bowl. Add water and
mix to a soft dough.
2.
Roll out pastry to approximately 23 x 32 cm. Spread the jam
over the pastry leaving 1 cm border all round. Brush the edges
with milk and roll the pastry up evenly, starting at one short
side and sealing the edges well.
3.
Brush top with milk and wrap loosely in baking parchment
and place on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf
position. Cook on STEAM 1 for 45 minutes. Refill the water
tank after 30 minutes.
1.
Place the rice, milk and sugar in a large Pyrex® bowl. Add the
cinnamon and split vanilla pod. Cover.
2.
Bring to the boil by heating on HIGH MICROWAVE for
7-8 minutes on the base of the oven, paying close attention to
ensure that the milk does not boil over.
3.
Then cook on SIMMER MICROWAVE for 60 minutes. Remove
the cinnamon stick and vanilla pod. Leave to cool down.
Desserts
Steamed jam roly poly pudding
Rice pudding
ingredients
Serves 4
100 g short grain rice
1 litre whole milk
80 g caster sugar
small piece cinnamon stick
1 vanilla pod
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: none
Steamed vanilla Sponge with custard
ingredients
Serves 6-8
250 g butter, plus extra for greasing
250 g caster suagr
4 eggs, beaten
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
250 g plain flour
1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
50 ml whole milk
Custard
250 ml whole milk
2 egg yolks
25 g caster sugar
2 tsp (10 ml) cornflour
few drops vanilla extract
Dish 1 x medium Pyrex® bowl,
1 x 1.5 litre Pyrex® pudding basin,
1 x 1.5 litre Pyrex® jug
1 x 1.5 litre Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank and refill after every
30 minutes cooking
1.
In a medium Pyrex® bowl, make the sponge, cream the butter
and the sugar in a mixing bowl until pale and fluffy. Add the
eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition, then
add the vanilla extract. Sift the flour and baking powder into a
large Pyrex® bowl and fold into the sponge mixture. Finally,
stir the milk into the mixture. Fill a greased pudding basin with
the sponge mixture.
2.
Place basin on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf
position on STEAM 1. The sponge pudding will take 1 hour
30 minutes - 2 hours cooking; the oven can only be set to cook
for a maximum 30 minutes. at a time. Reset time and fill water
tank every 30 minutes.
3.
To make the custard, bring the milk to the boil, in a Pyrex® jug.
This should take 2 minutes on the base of the oven and cook
on HIGH MICROWAVE.
4.
In a medium Pyrex® bowl, beat together the yolks, sugar,
cornflour and vanilla extract. Pour the hot milk over the egg
mix and whisk well. Cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for
1 minute, whisk, then cook for another 1 minute, or until
thickened. Serve over the sponge.
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Desserts
Sticky pudding with toffee sauce
ingredients
Serves 4
150 g ready to eat dates, stoned and
chopped
50 g butter
150 g caster sugar
2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
150 g self raising flour
½ tsp (2.5 ml) nutmeg, grated
½ tsp (2.5 ml) ground ginger
Sauce
150 g muscovado sugar
75 ml double cream
75 g butter
Dish: 1 x 2 litre Pyrex® jug,
1 x large Pyrex® bowl,
1 x 1.5 litre Pyrex® pudding basin,
Accessory: none
1.
In a Pyrex® jug, pour 150 ml boiling water over the chopped
dates and set aside to cool.
2.
In a large Pyrex® bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light
and fluffy. Beat in the eggs a little at a time. Fold in the flour,
spices and the dates with the liquid. Pour mixture into pudding
basin. Place on the base of the oven and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 8-10 minutes or until cooked.
3.
To make the sauce, place all the ingredients in a large
Pyrex® jug. Place on the base of the oven and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 1 minute or until the sugar has dissolved. Stir
and continue to cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 1-2 minutes
or until smooth and hot.
4.
Drizzle the hot sauce over the sponge to serve.
1.
Put the milk and vanilla pod into a small Pyrex® bowl and
cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5 minutes. Take out of the
microwave and leave to infuse for 5 minutes.
2.
In a medium Pyrex® bowl, put the eggs and sugar and whisk
until thoroughly combined. Discard the vanilla pod and whisk
the milk into the egg and sugar mixture.
3.
Make the caramel. Put the water and sugar in a small Pyrex®
bowl and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 2 minutes-2 minutes
30 seconds. WATCH ALL THE TIME. As soon as it turns light
golden brown, stop.
4.
Pour the caramel into four ramekins. Rotate the moulds
quickly so that it coats the sides of the moulds.
5.
Preheat the oven on OVEN 150 °C.
6.
Strain the custard through a sieve and pour into the moulds
and stand them in a small roasting tin half filled with boiling
water. Place the tin on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the
lower shelf position and cook on OVEN 150 °C for 40 minutes.
7.
Chill in the refrigerator before turning out of their moulds.
Crème caramel
ingredients
Serves 4
500 ml milk
1 vanilla pod, split lengthways
4 eggs, beaten
50 g caster sugar
Caramel
50 g caster sugar
1 tbsp (15 ml) water
Dish: 2 x small Pyrex® bowls,
1 x 3 litre Pyrex® bowl,
4 x ramekins, 1 x roasting tin 26 X
18 cm.
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
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ingredients
1.
Place cinnamon, coconut and sugar into a large Pyrex® bowl
with 150 ml water and cook on the base of the oven on LOW
MICROWAVE for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Set aside to
cool.
2.
Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use it to line
a 23 cm flan dish. Line the tart with baking paper and fill with
baking beans, place on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the
lower shelf position and cook on OVEN 180 °C for 15 minutes,
remove the baking paper and beans, and continue to bake for
10 minutes. Remove from the oven.
3.
Beat the egg into the cooled coconut mixture, then spoon into
the pastry case and smooth the top. Place tart on the Square
Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf position, cook on OVEN
180 °C for 18-20 minutes.
1.
Layer prepared fruit in the gratin dish. Add sugar to taste,
depending on the sharpness of the fruit. Place dish on base
of the oven and cook on STEAM 1 + LOW MICROWAVE for
3 minutes.
2.
In a medium Pyrex® bowl, rub butter into the flour until mixture
resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. Sprinkle the
crumble over the fruit, so that it is completely covered.
3.
Place dish on the base of the oven and cook on GRILL 2 +
LOW MICROWAVE for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serves 8
½ tsp (2.5 ml) ground cinnamon
175 g desiccated coconut
225 g caster sugar
375 g short crust pastry
1 medium egg, beaten
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® bowl,
1 x 23 cm flan dish
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Desserts
Coconut tart
Fruit crumble
ingredients
Serves 4
700 g fresh fruit (e.g. apples, plums,
rhubarb), peeled and sliced
sugar to taste
Crumble Topping
75 g butter
175 g plain flour
100 g sugar
Dish: 1 x medium Pyrex® gratin dish,
1 x medium bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
Red fruit compote
ingredients
Serves 4
200 g plums, halved
200 g cherries, stoned
200 g blueberries
200 g strawberries, halved
200 g raspberries, halved
50 g golden caster sugar
1.
Place the plums, cherries and blueberries in a shallow dish.
Place on the base of the oven and cook on STEAM 1 + LOW
MICROWAVE for 10 minutes.
2.
Stir in the strawberries and cook on STEAM 1 + LOW
MICROWAVE for a further 5 minutes.
3.
Stir the raspberries and sugar into the hot fruit and allow to
cool before serving.
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® shallow dish
Accessory: none
Fill water tank
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Desserts
Christmas pudding
ingredients
Serves 6
1 cooking apple, peeled and grated
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 orange, juice and grated rind
400 g mixed dried fruit
3 tbsp (45 ml) brandy
1 tbsp (15 ml) black treacle
50 g self raising flour
1 pinch salt
1 tbsp (15 ml) cocoa powder
1 tsp (5 ml) mixed spice
½ tsp (2.5 ml) nutmeg
100 g shredded suet
150 g fresh breadcrumbs
50 g mixed peel
50 g flaked almonds
2 medium eggs, beaten
1.
Place apple and carrot in a medium Pyrex® bowl. Place on
the base of the oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for
5 minutes. Beat well to make a thick puree. Stir in orange
juice, rind and mixed fruit. Cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for
2 minutes. Stir in brandy and treacle. Stand for 5 minutes.
Beat in rest of ingredients.
2.
Press into the pudding basin. Place pudding basin on the base
of the oven and cook on STEAM 1 + LOW MICROWAVE for
6 minutes. Stand for 5 minutes. Cook on STEAM 1 + LOW
MICROWAVE for 14 minutes or until just firm.
NOTE: One of the advantages of using your MICROWAVE to make
this traditional pudding is that it can be made the week before
Christmas and stored in a cool dry place. Do not attempt to make
the pudding earlier than this, since the flavour will not improve with
keeping, unlike a traditionally steamed pudding.
Dish: 1 x medium Pyrex® bowl,
1 x 1.5 litre Pyrex® pudding basin
Accessory: None
Fill water tank
Chocolate cheesecake
ingredients
Serves 6-8
100 g butter
250 g digestive biscuits, crushed
150 g plain chocolate
30 ml milk
450 g cream cheese
100 g soft brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla essence
1.
Place butter in medium Pyrex® bowl on the base of the oven
and melt on HIGH MICROWAVE for 40-50 seconds. Stir in
biscuits and press into base of flan dish.
2.
In a medium Pyrex® bowl, melt chocolate with milk on the
base of the oven on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 1-2 minutes.
Leave to cool slightly.
3.
Preheat oven on OVEN 150 °C.
4.
Mix in all the remaining ingredients and stir in chocolate. Pour
over biscuit base. Place flan on the Square Panacrunch Pan in
the lower shelf position and cook on OVEN 150 °C for
40-45 minutes. Chill before serving.
Dish: 2 x medium Pyrex® bowl,
1 x 22.5 cm flan dish
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Chocolate chunk cookies
ingredients
Serves 12
100 g butter
100 g caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
175 g plain flour
50 g white chocolate, chopped
50 g dark chocolate, chopped
1.
Preheat oven on OVEN 170 °C.
2.
In a large Pyrex® bowl, cream together the butter and sugar
until pale, then beat in the egg. Mix in the flour until well
combined and add the chocolate.
3.
Line the Square Panacrunch Pan with baking paper. Place
6 walnut-sized spoonfuls of dough well apart on the Square
Panacrunch Pan, flatten slightly with a fork. Place in the upper
shelf position and cook on OVEN 170 °C. for 15-20 minutes.
Remove cookies from the Square Panacrunch Pan and allow
to cool on a wire rack.
4.
Repeat cooking with the remaining dough.
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
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ingredients
1.
Serves 6-8
175 g butter or margarine
175 g caster sugar
3 medium eggs
175 g self raising flour
In a large Pyrex® bowl, cream butter and sugar until pale and
fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a time beating well after each
addition. Fold in half the flour, using a metal spoon, then fold
in the remaining flour. Spoon the mixture into the tins and level
with a knife.
2.
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® bowl,
2 x 18 cm round cake tins, greased
and lined
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
Preheat oven on OVEN 180 °C. Place one tin on the Square
Panacrunch Pan in the lower position. Cook on OVEN
180 °C for 20 minutes or until cooked. Add STEAM SHOT for
3 minutes 2/3rds of the way through cooking time. Repeat
cooking with the second sponge.
3.
Sandwich together with cream and jam and dust with icing
sugar or with a filling of your choice
1.
Whisk eggs and sugar together in a medium Pyrex® bowl until
pale and creamy, and mixture leaves a trail on the surface
when the whisk is lifted. Carefully fold in half of the sifted flour,
and then fold in the other half. Fold in 15 ml (1 tbsp) of hot
water. Pour into the tin, tip the tin to allow mixture to run into
corners.
2.
Preheat oven on OVEN 200 °C. Place tin on the Square
Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf position and cook on OVEN
200 °C for 10 minutes, or until cooked.
3.
Place sheet of greaseproof paper on a damp tea towel and
dredge paper with caster sugar. Quickly turn the Swiss roll
out onto the greaseproof and carefully remove the baking
parchment. Spread with jam or desired filling. Roll up from
short side with the aid of the greaseproof paper.
1.
In a large Pyrex® bowl, sift the flour, salt and baking powder
together. Rub in butter until the mixture resembles fine
breadcrumbs. Add sugar and sultanas. Make a well in the
centre and stir in enough milk to form a soft dough. Knead
lightly. Pat out to 2 cm thick and cut into rounds with a 5 cm
cutter.
2.
Preheat oven on OVEN 210 °C. Line the Square Panacrunch
Pan with a square of greaseproof paper. Place the rounds on
the Square Panacrunch Pan and brush with beaten egg. Place
the Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf position. Cook
on OVEN 210 °C for 12-15 minutes or until cooked and golden
brown.
Desserts
Victoria sandwich
Swiss roll
ingredients
Serves 8
3 medium eggs, beaten
125 g caster sugar
125 g plain flour
Filling
jam or cream to fill
Dish: 1 x medium Pyrex® bowl,
1 x 26 cm x 16 cm cake tin, greased
and lined
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fruit scones
ingredients
Serves 8
225 g self raising flour
pinch salt
1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
50 g butter
25 g caster sugar
50 g sultanas
5 tbsp (75 ml) milk
1 medium egg, beaten to glaze
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
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Desserts
Streusel muffins
ingredients
Makes 6
Streusel topping:
50 g butter
75 g plain flour
2 tbsp (30 ml) granulated sugar
1 tbsp (15 ml) ground mixed spice
Muffins:
200 g plain flour
½ tsp (2.5 ml) bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder
1 pinch salt
75 g caster sugar
75 g butter
200 ml buttermilk
1 medium egg, beaten
100 g fresh berries
Dish: 2 x small mixing bowl,
1 x large mixing bowl,
1 x 6 hole muffin tin
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
1.
Make streusel topping by melting the butter in a small
Pyrex® bowl on the base of oven on HIGH MICROWAVE for
10-20 seconds. Add the remaining topping ingredients and
combine to make a soft dough. Chill.
2.
In a large bowl sift together the flour, bicarbonate, baking
powder and salt. Stir in the sugar. In a small Pyrex® bowl,
melt butter for the muffins on HIGH MICROWAVE power for
30 seconds-1 minute. Cool slightly then mix in the buttermilk
and egg.
3.
Lightly stir the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture. Fold
fruit in gently.
4.
Preheat oven on OVEN 170 °C.
5.
Divide mixture equally between 6 muffin cases. Crumble small
amounts of streusel topping over each muffin.
6.
Place muffin tin on the Square Panacrunch Pan and cook in
the lower shelf position on OVEN 170 °C for 25-30 minutes or
until browned and well risen.
Millionaires shortbread
ingredients
Serves 10
Shortbread:
225 g plain flour
75 g caster sugar
175 g butter
Caramel:
200 g butter
397 g condensed milk
4 tbsp (60 ml) golden syrup
Topping:
300 g milk or dark chocolate, broken
into small pieces
2 tbsp (30 ml) vegetable oil
Dish: 3 x medium Pyrex® bowls,
1 x 23 x 23 cm cake tin, greased and
lined
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
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1.
For the shortbread, place flour and sugar in a medium Pyrex®
bowl and rub in butter. Press dough into the cake tin.
2.
Preheat oven on OVEN 170 °C. Prick shortbread with a
fork and cook on the Square Panacrunch Pan in the lower
shelf position on OVEN 170 °C for 5 minutes, then reduce
temperature to 150 °C for 30-40 minutes. Remove from oven
when shortbread has a golden colour and leave to cool in tin.
Remove Square Panacrunch Pan.
3.
Place butter for caramel in a medium Pyrex® bowl. Place
on the base of the oven and melt on HIGH MICROWAVE
for 1-2 minutes. Add condensed milk and syrup. Whisk
until thoroughly mixed and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for
5-10 minutes. Stir mixture every minute to prevent burning.
Caramel should have thickened, allow to cool slightly. Pour
caramel over shortbread and chill.
4.
Place chocolate and oil in a medium Pyrex® bowl and melt on
HIGH MICROWAVE for 1-2 minutes. Stir, allow to cool slightly.
Pour chocolate over caramel and chill.
ingredients
Makes approx. 6-8 rolls
450 g strong bread flour
1 sachet dried yeast
1 tsp (5 ml) salt
15 g butter or margarine
275 ml warm water
For Wholemeal Bread:
use 225 g each of wholemeal and
strong white bread flour
For Granary Bread:
use 450 g granary flour instead of
strong white bread flour
1.
In a large Pyrex® bowl, combine the flour, yeast and salt. Rub
in the butter or margarine. Add the warm water then mix to a
dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
2.
Divide the dough into 8 and shape into rolls. Place the rolls on
the Square Panacrunch Pan lined with baking paper.
3.
Cover with cling film and prove until the dough has doubled in
size in a warm place or place in the oven to prove on OVEN
40 °C in the lower shelf position for 40 minutes.
4.
Preheat on OVEN 200 °C. Glaze bread rolls with beaten
egg and sprinkle with seeds, if desired. Place the Square
Panacrunch Pan in the lower shelf position and cook on OVEN
200 °C for 25-30 minutes with a STEAM SHOT for 3 minutes
2/3 rds of the way through the cooking time.
1.
Place the finely sliced onions and garlic in a large Pyrex®
bowl, with the olive oil. Cook on the base of the oven for
5 minutes on HIGH MICROWAVE. Leave to cool.
2.
Line the Square Panacrunch Pan with baking paper. Using
your hands, spread out the dough in the Square Panacrunch
Pan without making a raised edge.
3.
Spread on the sauce, onions, oregano and season, covering
all the dough well.
4.
Preheat the oven on OVEN 220 °C. Cook on OVEN 220 °C for
15-20 minutes.
5.
Add the cheese, and continue cooking on OVEN 220 °C for
8-10 minutes with a STEAM SHOT for 3 minutes at the start of
this cooking stage.
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
Bread
Bread rolls
Pizza
ingredients
Serves 2-4
2 onions, finely sliced
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
1 roll pizza dough
100 g passata
2 tsp (10 ml) oregano
100 g mozzarella, grated
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
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Bread
Focaccia
ingredients
Makes 1 loaf
400 g strong bread flour
1 sachet dried yeast
2 tsp (10 ml) salt
75 g olive oil
2 tsp (10 ml) course sea salt
Dish: 2 x large Pyrex® bowl,
1 x 25 cm round tin
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
Fill water tank
1.
In a large Pyrex® bowl, combine the flour, yeast and salt.
Gradually add the olive oil and 5-10 tbsp of warm water until
you have soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead
for 10 minutes.
2.
Place in a large Pyrex® greased bowl, cover and prove until
the dough has doubled in size in a warm place or on OVEN
40 °C. Knock back the dough and knead again for a few
minutes.
3.
Press the dough into a greased 25 cm round tin, cover and
prove in a warm place or on OVEN 40 °C for approximately
30 minutes.
4.
Preheat on OVEN 190 °C. Dimple the surface of the dough.
Drizzle with a little extra olive oil and sprinkle with course sea
salt. Cook on the Square Panacrunch Pan on OVEN 190 °C
for 30 minutes with a STEAM SHOT for 3 minutes 2/3rds of
the way through cooking time. Carefully remove from the tin
and leave to cool on a wire rack.
Sun dried tomato rolls
ingredients
Makes 6 rolls
250 g strong white flour
1 sachet dried yeast
1 tsp (5 ml) salt
25 g sun dried tomatoes, roughly
chopped
45 ml olive oil
75 ml passata
75 ml warm water
1 tsp (5 ml) olive oil
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: Square Panacrunch Pan
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1.
In a large Pyrex® bowl, combine the flour, yeast and salt, stir
in the tomatoes. Gradually add the olive oil, passata and 3-5
tbsp of warm water until you have soft dough. Turn onto a
floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
2.
Line the Square Panacrunch Pan with baking paper. Divide
dough into 6 and place on the Square Panacrunch Pan. Prove
until dough has doubled in size in a warm place or on OVEN
40 °C for approximately 40 minutes.
3.
Preheat on OVEN 220 °C. Drizzle with a little extra olive oil
and sprinkle with course sea salt. Cook on OVEN 220 °C for
15-20 minutes or until golden.
Making jams, marmalades and chutneys by
microwave is much quicker and cleaner
than using a large pan on the hob. One of
the main advantages is that preserves can
be made in small batches, using fresh or
frozen fruit exactly when it suits you.
Dish size
Always use a very large glass bowl.
DO NOT attempt to use jam pans or
saucepans in your microwave.
Do not seal preserving jars in your
microwave.
Stirring
Keep a wooden spoon handy for stirring the
jams/preserves, but DO NOT leave the
spoon in the oven whilst cooking.
Covering
Do not cover preserves whilst cooking.
Sterilising jars
and drain upside down on kitchen paper.
The jars should be warm when filled with
jam.
Do not use your microwave to
Sterilise babiesʼ bottles.
Jams
Guidelines
Setting point
Jam jars can be sterilised by microwave
ready for your jams. Half fill with water and
heat them on HIGH MICROWAVE until
water boils (approx. 3 min. for 2 jars). Empty
Place a couple of drops of jam or
marmalade on a cold saucer (put one in the
fridge whilst making the jam). Leave to cool.
The jam should wrinkle on the surface when
your finger pushes across the top.
Plum jam
ingredients
Makes approx. 1.5 kg
675 g plums or damsons
200 ml water
675 g jam sugar
2 tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice
1 tsp (5 ml) butter
Dish: 1 x 2 litre Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: none
1.
Prick the plums and place in a large Pyrex® bowl with
the water. Place on base of oven and cook on MEDIUM
MICROWAVE for 10 minutes or until the fruit is soft.
2.
Add the rest of the ingredients and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 5 minutes stirring frequently. Wash down any
sugar crystals from around the bowl and bring to the boil on
HIGH MICROWAVE.
3.
Continue to cook on HIGH MICROWAVE until setting point is
reached - approx. 25-30 minutes.
4.
Leave to cool slightly, remove the stones, then pot, seal and
label.
1.
Prick the tomatoes and place in a medium Pyrex® bowl. Cover
with boiling water and leave for 5 minutes. Drain. Peel off skin
and roughly chop flesh.
2.
Blend apple and onion in a food processor to a thick puree.
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl.
3.
Cover, place on the base of the oven and cook on HIGH
MICROWAVE for 25-30 minutes. Stirring occasionally, or until
the mixture is thick with no excess liquid.
4.
Leave to stand for 10 minutes then stir and pour into sterilised
jars. Allow to cool thoroughly before chilling
Tomato chutney
ingredients
Makes approx. 1 kg
700 g tomatoes
225 g cooking apples, peeled and
chopped
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
100 g granulated sugar
2 tbsp (30 ml) tomato puree
1 tsp (5 ml) salt
200 ml white wine vinegar
2 tsp (10 ml) ground ginger
¼ tsp (1.25 ml) cayenne pepper
½ tsp (2.5 ml) mustard powder
Dish: 1 x medium Pyrex® bowl,
1 x large Pyrex® casserole dish
with lid
Accessory: none
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Jams
Red onion chutney
ingredients
1.
Put oil in a large Pyrex® bowl with onions. Place on the base
of the oven and cook covered on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for
10 minutes stirring halfway.
2.
Add all other ingredients and mix well. Cover and cook on
MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 30-35 minutes. Cool slightly, then
pour into a clean, sterilised jar. Allow to cool thoroughly before
chilling.
1.
Place all ingredients in a large Pyrex® bowl. Place on the
base of the oven and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5
minutes. (10-15 minutes if using frozen fruit). Stir occasionally.
Continue to cook until sugar has dissolved. Wash down any
sugar crystals from around the bowl.
2.
Bring mixture to the boil on HIGH MICROWAVE. Continue to
cook until setting point is reached - approx.15-20 minutes.
3.
Leave to cool slightly, stir then pot, seal and label.
ingredients
1.
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: none
Place all the ingredients in a large Pyrex® bowl and mix
together well. Place on the base of the oven and cook on
HIGH MICROWAVE for 5-6 minutes, stirring every minute to
begin with then every 30 seconds once the mixture starts to
thicken. When the mixture stays on the back of the spoon,
stop cooking, before the eggs cook too much. The mixture will
continue to thicken as it cools.
2.
Fill the jars while the curd is hot, close them and turn them
over. Keep the lemon curd in the fridge.
Makes approx. 750 g
3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil
4 large red onions, halved and thinly
sliced
50 g demerara sugar
100 g sultanas
300 ml red wine
125 ml red wine vinegar
Dish: 1 x large Pyrex® casserole
dish with lid
Accessory: none
Soft fruit jam
ingredients
Makes 2 jars
450 g soft fruit, washed
250 g jam sugar
200 g granulated sugar
½ tsp (2.5 ml) lemon juice
1 tsp (5 ml) butter
Dish: 1 x 2 litre Pyrex® bowl
Accessory: none
Lemon curd
Makes 2 jars
4 unwaxed lemons, zest and juice
400 g granulated sugar
4 medium eggs, beaten
100 g butter
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Questions and Answers
Q: Why won’t my oven turn on?
A: When the oven does not turn on, check
the following:
1. Is the oven plugged in securely? Remove
the plug from the outlet, wait 10 seconds
and reinsert.
2. Check the circuit breaker and the fuse.
Reset the circuit breaker or replace the
fuse if it is tripped or blown.
3. If the circuit breaker or fuse is all right,
plug another appliance into the outlet. If
the other appliance works, there probably
is a problem with the oven. If the other
appliance does not work, there probably
is a problem with the outlet.
If it seems that there is a problem with
the oven, contact an authorised Service
Centre.
Q: My oven causes interference with my
TV. Is this normal?
A: Some radio, TV, Wi-Fi, cordless
telephone, baby monitor, blue tooth or
other wireless equipment interference
might occur when you cook with the
microwave oven. This interference
is similar to the interference caused
by small appliances such as mixers,
vacuums, blow dryers, etc. It does not
indicate a problem with your oven.
Q: The oven won’t accept my program.
Why?
A: The oven is designed not to accept an
incorrect program. For example, the oven
will not accept a fourth stage.
Q: I can’t set an auto cook program and
‘HOT’ appears in the display. Why?
A: If ‘HOT’ appears in the display window,
the oven temperature is too high from
previous use and an auto program can
not be set. Cooking mode and time may
still be set manually.
Q: Can I use a conventional oven
thermometer in the oven?
A: Only when you are using grill/oven
cooking modes. The metal in some
thermometers may cause arcing in your
oven and should not be used on
microwave and combination
cooking modes.
Q: There are humming and clicking
noises from my oven when I cook by
combination. What is causing these
noises?
A: The noises occur as the oven
automatically switches from
microwave power to grill/oven to create
the combination setting. This is normal.
Q: My oven has an odour and
generates smoke when using the
combination, oven and grill function.
Why?
A: After repeated use, it is recommended
to clean the oven and then run the oven
without food. This will burn off any food,
residue or oil which may cause an odour
and/or smoking.
Q: Sometimes warm air comes from the
oven vents. Why?
A: The heat given off from the cooking food
warms the air in the oven cavity. This
warmed air is carried out of the oven by
the air flow pattern in the oven. There are
no microwaves in the air. The oven vents
should never be blocked during cooking.
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Questions and Answers
Q: The oven stops cooking by
microwave and ‘H97’ or ‘H98’
appears in the display. Why?
Q: The operation guide has disappeared
on my display, I can only see
numbers. Why?
A: This display indicates a problem with the
microwave generation system. Please
contact an authorised Service Centre.
A: The operation guide was turned off by
tapping Timer/Clock 4 times. When
colon or time of day is displayed, touch
Timer/Clock 4 times to turn the operation
guide back on.
Q: The fan continues to rotate after
cooking. Why?
A: After using the oven, the fan motor may
rotate to cool the electrical components.
This is normal and you can continue
using the oven at this time.
Q: Can I check the pre-set oven
temperature while cooking or
preheating by oven?
A: Yes. Touch oven and the oven
temperature will appear in the display
window for 2 seconds.
Q: “DEMO MODE PRESS ANY KEY”
appears in the display and the oven
does not cook. Why?
A: The oven has been programmed in
demo mode. This mode is designed for
retail store display. Deactivate this mode
by touch Micro Power once and
Stop/Cancel 4 times.
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Q: The oven stops cooking by steam
or combination with steam and U14
appears in the display.
A: The water tank is empty and the
operation guide has been turned off.
Re-fill the water tank, position back in the
oven and touch Start to resume cooking.
If this happens 3 times during operation,
cooking will stop. Press Stop/Cancel to
reset.
Q: The control panel keys do not
respond when tapped. Why?
A: Ensure the oven is plugged in. The oven
may be in stand-by mode. Open and
close the door to activate.
Specifications
Manufacturer
Model
Power Supply
Operating Frequency:
Input Power:
Output Power:
Maximum
Microwave
Grill
Oven
Steam
Microwave
Grill
Oven
Grill Heater Top
External Dimensions
Interior Dimensions W x D x H (mm)
Uncrated Weight (approx.)
Noise
Panasonic
NN-DS596B BPQ
230-240 V 50 Hz
2450 MHz
2010 W
1000 W
1220 W
1270 W
1020 W
1000 W (IEC-60705)
1200 W
1250 W
1200 W
512 mm (W) x 400 mm (D) x 347 mm (H)
335 mm (W) x 350 mm (D) x 238 mm (H)
16.4 kg
56 dB
Weight and Dimensions shown are approximate.
This product is an equipment that fulfills the European standard for EMC disturbances
(EMC = Electromagnetic Compatibility) EN 55011. According to this standard this product is
an equipment of group 2, class B and is within required limits. Group 2 means that radiofrequency energy is intentionally generated in the form of electromagnetic radiation for
purpose of warming or cooking food. Class B means that this product may be used in normal
household areas.
Manufactured by: Panasonic Appliances Microwave Oven (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
888, 898 Longdong Road. Pudong, Shanghai, 201203, China.
Imported by: Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH
REP. EU: Panasonic Testing Centre
Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany
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