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Standard Conversion Chart
Weight
1/
2
oz
1oz
2oz
3oz
4oz
5oz
6oz
– 15g
– 25g
– 50g
– 75g
– 100g
– 150g
– 175g
7oz
8oz
9oz
10oz
11oz
12oz
13oz
14oz
15oz
1lb/16oz
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200g
225g
250g
275g
300g
350g
375g
400g
425g
450g
Capacity
1/
2
tsp
1tsp
1tbsp
1/
4pt
1/
2pt
–
3ml
–
5ml
– 15ml
– 150ml
– 300ml
3/
4
– 450ml
– 600ml
– 1 litre
pt
1pt
13/4pt
When using recipes in this book always follow metric or imperial measurements.
Do not combine the two. In some recipes the conversions are not a direct
equivalent due to recipe result.
Important Notice
1000W
E
The IEC (60705) power
output (watts)
The heating category for
small packs of food
Microwave symbol
Your oven is rated 1000 Watts (IEC). When using other cookbooks remember to
adjust cooking times accordingly. The symbol above, which is displayed on your
oven door, 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 on pages 38-41 of this book.
ALWAYS check the progress of the food as it cooks or reheats by simply
opening the door and after checking the progress of the foods press START to
continue the cooking time.
Failure to follow the instructions given in this Cookbook and Operating
Instructions, may affect the recipe result and in some instances may be
dangerous.
☎ COOKERY ADVICE LINE
Customer Care Centre
01344 862108
08705 357357
Selected Spares and Accessories:
Order direct on line at www.panasonic.co.uk or by
telephoning the Customer Care Centre number above.
Welcome to Panasonic Microwave Cooking
Dear Owner,
Thank you for purchasing a Panasonic Microwave Oven.
Even if this is not your first microwave oven, do please read the opening
chapters of this cookbook to achieve perfect results every time.
This microwave oven has the benefit of the Inverter System Inside. The new
unique technology has been in use with microwave ovens in Japan for many
years, improving the cooking performance of the oven. It also means that you
benefit from having more space inside your oven, without taking up more room
on your work surface.
Microwaves leave most foods tastier and leave you with less washing up, but
don’t expect to become a perfect microwave cook overnight – some of the
methods are very different to those used in conventional cooking.
At our busy Test and Development Kitchen in Bracknell, Home Economists
program the ovens especially for the UK market. The recipes are tested many
times to ensure you achieve successful results at home.
We hope you enjoy using your new oven but should you require any further
help or explanation, phone our
COOKERY ADVICE LINE 01344 862108
☎
or write to the address below.
Best regards,
Carol Cook BSc (Hons)
Senior Home Economist
The Microwave Test & Development Kitchen
Panasonic Consumer Electronics U.K.
Willoughby Road
Bracknell
Berks
RG12 8FP
CONTENTS
Safety Information
Unpacking your oven
Care and Cleaning
Parts of your oven
Important Information
Fan motor operation
Microwaving Principles
General Guidelines
Containers to use
Control Panels
Operating Instructions
• Demonstration Mode
• Child Lock
• Setting the Clock
• Microwaving/defrosting
• Grilling
• Convection cooking
• TURBO-BAKE cooking
• Combination Cooking
Auto Weight Programs Cooking and Reheating
Guidelines
Reheating Charts
Cooking Charts
Adapting Recipes
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3
4
5
6-7
7
8
9-10
11-12
13
14-36
14
14
15
15-20
21-22
23-24
25-26
27-33
34-36
37
38-41
42-48
49
RECIPES
Soups and Starters
Fish
Meat and Poultry
Pasta, Rice & Beans
Cheese and Egg Dishes
Vegetables/Vegetarian
Sauces
Pastry
Desserts
Baking
Preserves
Building-in Your Oven
50-51
52-54
55-60
61-62
63-64
65-68
69
70-71
72-73
74-75
76
77
When writing, be sure to state your model
number and daytime telephone number.
1
Important safety instructions
please 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
or the BSI mark on the body of the
fuse.
If the fuse cover is detachable, never use the plug with the cover
omitted. If a replacement fuse cover is required, ensure it is the
same colour as that visible on the pin face of the plug.
A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local
Panasonic Dealer.
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-AND-YELLOW 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.
HOW TO REPLACE THE FUSE
Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver
and replace the fuse.
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 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.
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.
Caution: Hot surfaces
1. Hot Surfaces
Exterior oven surfaces, including air vents on the cabinet and the
oven door, will get hot during CONVECTION, COMBINATION and
GRILLING. Use care when opening or closing door
and when inserting or removing food and
accessories. The oven has a heater situated
in the top of the oven. After using the
CONVECTION, COMBINATION and GRILL
functions the roof and walls will be very hot.
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2. Children should be kept away from the oven at all
times and should only be allowed to operate the
oven under supervision. Ensure that children
do not touch the hot outer casing after
operation of the oven.
Unpacking your oven
Placement of your oven
1. Examine Your Oven
Unpack oven, remove all packing material, and examine the oven
for any damage such as dents, broken door latches or cracks in
the door. Notify dealer immediately if unit is damaged. Do NOT
install if unit is damaged.
1. Oven must be placed on a flat, stable
surface 850mm above floor level. For proper
operation, the oven must have sufficient air
flow, i.e. 5cm/2" at one side, the other being
2"
open; 15cm/6" clear over the top; 10cm/4"
at the rear.
6"
4"
open
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.
2. Guarantee
Your receipt is your guarantee, please keep safely.
3. Cord
If the supply cord of this appliance is damaged, it must be replaced
by the manufacturer or it’s service agent or a similarly qualified
person in order to avoid a hazard.
N.B. 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.
3. Do not block air vents on the rear and bottom or top of the cabinet.
Do not place any articles on the top of the oven over the vents. 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. Do not use outdoors.
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Before using your oven
1. Exterior oven surfaces, including air vents on the cabinet and the
oven door will get hot during COMBINATION and GRILLING, take
care when opening or closing the door and when inserting or
removing food and accessories.
2. The oven has two heaters situated in the top of the oven. After
using the COMBINATION and GRILL function, these surfaces will
be very hot. Care should be taken to avoid touching the heating
elements inside the oven.
N.B. After cooking by these modes, the oven accessories will be
very hot.
3. The accessible parts may become hot when the grill is in use.
4. 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.
6. Before Use
Before using CONVECTION, COMBINATION or GRILL function
for the first time operate the oven without food and accessories
(including glass turntable and roller ring) on CONVECTION
250 °C for 5 mins. 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 empty.
CAUTION: Grill element and oven will be hot.
DO NOT OPERATE THE OVEN EMPTY.
(Apart from in point 6 above).
The appliance must not be operated by Microwave or
Combination WITHOUT FOOD IN THE OVEN.
Operation when
empty will damage
the appliance.
5. Storage of Accessories
Do not store any objects other than oven accessories inside the
oven in case it is accidentally turned on. In case of electronic
failure, oven can only be turned off at wall socket.
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Care & Cleaning of your Microwave Oven - IMPORTANT
It is essential for the safe operation of the oven that it is kept clean, and wiped out after each use.
1. Switch the oven off before cleaning and unplug at 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. The back of the oven has a self-clean catalytic lining. It is
therefore not necessary to clean this area.
4. After using CONVECTION, GRILL or COMBINATION cooking
the walls of the oven should be cleaned with a soft cloth
squeezed in soapy water. Particular care should be taken to keep
the window area clean particularly after cooking by
CONVECTION, GRILL or COMBINATION. Stubborn spots inside
the oven can be removed by using a small amount of branded
conventional oven-cleaner sprayed onto a soft damp cloth. Wipe
onto problem spots, leave for recommended time and then wipe
off. Avoid the microwave feed guide area and the door. DO NOT
SPRAY DIRECTLY INSIDE THE OVEN.
5. 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.
6. 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 Pad to clear display window.
7. 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.
8. It is occasionally necessary to remove the glass turntable for
cleaning. Wash the tray in warm soapy water. Do not place in the
dishwasher.
9. The roller ring and oven cavity floor should be cleaned
regularly to avoid excessive noise. Simply wipe the bottom
surface of the oven, particularly the turntable spindle and the area
surrounding this, with mild detergent and hot water then dry with a
clean cloth. The roller ring may be washed in mild soapy water.
Cooking vapours collect during repeated use but in no way affect
the bottom surface or the roller ring wheels.
After removing the roller ring from cavity floor for cleaning, be sure
to replace it in the proper position.
10.When GRILLING or cooking by COMBINATION or
CONVECTION 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. There is no need to
clean the back of the oven, with the catalytic lining.
11. A steam cleaner is not to be used for cleaning.
Maintenance of your oven
1. Service
WHEN YOUR OVEN REQUIRES A
SERVICE call your local Panasonic
engineer (Customer Care Centre on
08705 357357 can recommend an
engineer). 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.
2. Door Seals
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.
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N.B. 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.
3. Oven Light
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.
4. Selected Spares and Accessories
These may be ordered direct; on line at www.panasonic.co.uk or
by telephoning the Customer Care Centre 08705 357357. Most
major credit and debit cards accepted. Ensure you quote the
correct model number.
Parts of Your Oven
1. Do not operate the oven without the Roller Ring and Glass
Turntable in place.
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2. Only use the Glass Turntable specifically designed for this oven.
Do not substitute with any other Glass Turntable.
8. The metal accessories provided must ONLY be used as directed
for Grilling, Convection and Combination cooking. Never use
them on microwave only. Do not use if operating the oven with
less than 200g (7oz) of food on a manual Combination program.
FAILURE TO USE ACCESSORIES CORRECTLY COULD
DAMAGE YOUR OVEN.
3. If Glass Turntable is hot, allow to cool before cleaning or placing
in water.
4. Do not cook directly on Glass Turntable. Always place food in a
microwave safe dish. The only exception to this is when cooking
Jacket Potatoes on microwave only.
5. If food or utensil on Glass Turntable touches oven walls, causing
the turntable to stop moving, it will automatically rotate in the
opposite direction. This is normal. Open oven door, reposition the
food and restart.
6. The Glass Turntable can rotate in either direction. The maximum
weight that can be placed on the turntable is 4kg (8lb 14oz) (this
includes total weight of food and dish.)
While cooking by MICROWAVE or COMBINATION, turntable may
vibrate. This will not affect cooking performance.
9. Arcing may occur if the incorrect weight of food is used, a metal
container has been used incorrectly, or the accessories have
been damaged. If this occurs, stop the machine immediately. You
can continue to cook by GRILL OR CONVECTION ONLY.
10. Always refer to instructions for correct accessories to use on all
programs. The glass turntable and roller ring are the only
accessories used for Microwave Cooking. For CONVECTION and
COMBINATION cooking the metal tray must ALWAYS be in place
on the glass turntable.
Glass Turntable
The glass turntable and roller ring are the only
accessories used for Microwave Cooking.
See-through Oven Window
External Air Vents
Catalytic Back Plate
Door Safety
Lock System
Grill Elements
Microwave Feed Guide
Control Panel
Identification Plate
Door Safety
Lock System
High Rack
Roller Ring
1. The Roller Ring and oven floor should be
cleaned frequently to prevent excessive
noise.
2. The Roller Ring must always be used
together with the Glass Turntable for
cooking.
Metal Tray
Door Release Pad
Push to open the door.
Opening the door during cooking will stop the
cooking process without cancelling the
program. Cooking resumes as soon as the
door is closed and Start is pressed. The oven
light will turn on and stay on whenever the
door is opened.
Low Rack
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Important Information – Read Carefully
Safety
If smoke or a fire occurs in the oven, press Stop/Cancel pad 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.
1. 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.
NEVER OPERATE THE OVEN WITHOUT FOOD INSIDE ON
MICROWAVE OR COMBINATION.
2. Foods Low in Moisture.
Take care when heating foods low in
moisture, e.g. bread items, chocolate,
popcorn, biscuits and pastries. These
can easily burn, dry out or catch on fire if
cooked too long.
3. Christmas Pudding.
Christmas puddings and other foods high
in fats or sugar, e.g. jam, mince pies,
must not be over heated. These foods
must never be left unattended as with
over cooking these foods can ignite.
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4. Boiled Eggs.
Eggs in their shell and whole hardboiled eggs should not be heated in
micorwave ovens since they may
explode even after microwave heating
has ended.
5. Foods with Skins.
Potatoes, apples, egg yolk, whole
vegetables and sausages are
examples of food with non porous
skins. These must be pierced using a
fork before cooking to prevent bursting.
6. Liquids.
Liquids and other foods must not be heated in sealed containers
since they are liable to explode. When heating liquids, eg 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:
a) Avoid using straight-sided
containers with narrow necks.
b) Do not overheat.
c) Stir the liquid before placing the
container in the oven and again
halfway through the heating time.
d) After heating, allow to stand in the oven for a short time,
stirring again before carefully removing the container.
e) Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed
eruptive boiling, therefore care should be taken when handling
the container.
7. 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.
8. Deep Fat Frying.
Do not attempt to deep fat fry in your oven.
Important Information – Read Carefully
9. 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.
10. 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 as
arcing will occur.
Do not use re-cycled 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Keeping Your Oven Clean.
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
and also the areas around the
microwave feed guide situated on the
right hand side of the cavity wall. The
oven should be unplugged when cleaning. The catalytic lining at
the back does not need to be cleaned.
14. Grilling.
The oven will only operate on the GRILL function with the door
closed.
15. 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.
16. Containers.
Before use check that utensils/containers are suitable for use in
microwave ovens.
17. 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.
18. Arcing
Arcing may occur if a metal container has been used incorrectly,
if the incorrect weight of food is used, or if the accessories have
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 OR CONVECTION ONLY.
19. Maximum weight on turntable
The maximum weight that can be placed on the turntable is 4kg
(8lb 14oz) (this includes total weight of food and dish.)
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Microwaving Principles
Microwave energy has been used in this country to cook and reheat food
since early experiments with RADAR in World War II. Microwaves are
present in the atmosphere all the time, both naturally and from manmade
sources.
Manmade sources include radar, radio, television, telecommunication links
and car phones.
HOW MICROWAVES COOK FOOD
In a microwave oven, electricity is converted
into microwaves by the MAGNETRON.
13 Amp fused socket
IMPORTANT NOTES
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 CANNOT PASS
THROUGH METAL AND THEREFORE
METAL COOKING UTENSILS CAN
NEVER BE USED IN A MICROWAVE,
FOR COOKING ON MICROWAVE
ONLY
Foods Not Suitable for Cooking
by Microwave Only
Yorkshire Puddings, Souffles, Double
Crust Pastry Pies.
REFLECTION
The microwaves bounce off the metal walls
and the metal door screen.
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.
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.
Boiled Eggs
Do not boil eggs in your microwave.
Raw eggs boiled in their shells can
explode and cause serious injury
STANDING TIME
Microwave
Water Molecule
Absorption
Vibration
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 11⁄2-2 inches
(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.
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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 9).
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
to cook the centre completely.
■ MEAT JOINTS – Stand 15 mins. wrapped in aluminium foil.
■ JACKET POTATOES – Stand 5 mins. wrapped in aluminium
foil.
■ LIGHT CAKES – Stand 5 mins. before removing from dish.
■ RICH DENSE CAKES – Stand 15-20 mins.
■ FISH – Stand 2-5 mins.
■ EGG DISHES – Stand 2-3 mins.
■ PRECOOKED CONVENIENCE FOODS – Stand for 5 mins.
■ PLATED MEALS – Stand for 2-5 mins.
■ VEGETABLES – Boiled potatoes benefit from standing
1-2 mins., 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 mins. e.g.
raspberries, to up to 1 hour for a joint of meat.
If food is not cooked after STANDING TIME, return to oven
and cook for additional time.
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.
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 further during storage and
cooking times may differ from ingredients
freshly purchased.
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
Combination, Convection or Grill.
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DISH SIZE
QUANTITY
SPACING
SHAPE
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.
Small quantities cook faster than
large quantities, also small
meals will reheat more quickly
than large portions.
Foods cook more quickly and
evenly if spaced apart. NEVER
pile foods on top of each other.
Even shapes cook evenly. Food
cooks better by microwave when
in a round container rather than
square.
DENSITY
COVERING
ARRANGING
STARTING TEMPERATURE
Porous airy foods heat more
quickly than dense heavy foods.
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.
Individual foods e.g. chicken
portions or chops, should be
placed on a dish so that the
thicker parts are to the outside.
The colder the food, the longer it
takes to heat up. Food from a
fridge takes longer to reheat
than food at room temperature.
TURNING AND STIRRING
LIQUIDS
CHECKING FOOD
CLEANING
Some foods require stirring
during cooking. Meat and poultry
should be turned after half the
cooking time.
All liquids must be stirred before
and during 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.
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.
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.
The back of the oven has a
catalytic lining which is self
cleaning.
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Containers to use
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 300ml (1⁄2pt) cold water.
2. Place it on the turntable alongside
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.
3. Heat on HIGH power for
1 minute.
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.
N.B. 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.
QUICK CHECK GUIDE TO COOKING UTENSILS
OVEN GLASS
Everyday glass that is heat
resistant e.g. Pyrex®, is ideal for
Microwave, Convection or
Combination cooking. DO NOT
USE FOR GRILLING. 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
Convection and Combination but not directly under the Grill.
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. Small items in
shallow foil containers can be
REHEATED in the microwave, as
long as containers do not touch the oven walls or door. Foil
and metal containers can be used on Grill and Convection
modes and may be used with care during certain
Combination cooking, as long as they are not damaged or
dented.
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PLASTIC
CLING FILM
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
Convection or Combination
cooking. DO NOT USE
UNDER THE GRILL.
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. DO NOT USE ON
ANY OTHER COOKING MODE.
✘
✔
PAPER
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.
Plain white absorbent kitchen paper (kitchen towel)
can only be used for microwave cooking e.g.
covering blind pastry cases and 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 fatty foods
e.g. bacon rashers, to stop splattering. White paper
plates can be used for SHORT REHEATING TIMES,
on Microwave only.
✘
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WICKER, WOOD, STRAW BASKETS
Dishes will crack and could ignite.
Do not use wooden dishes in your microwave.
DO NOT USE ON ANY 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 overdefrosting. 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
Convection cooking.
Control Panel
NN-A754/NN-A724/NN-A774/NN-A714*
(1)
AUTO
REHEAT
(2)
1
h
10
min
1
min
10
sec
Curry/
Chinese
(3)
Pasta/
Casserole
AUTO
COOK
Micro Power
(6)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
Fish/Veg
Grill 1-2-3
(7)
(12)
Crispy Top
Convection
(8)
Turbo-Bake
Potatoes
Combination
Chicken/
Meat
(4)
(9)
(10)
(13)
(14)
(15)
CHAOS
Pizza
(5)
(13)
Delay/
Stand
(11)
(12)
(15)
Clock
lb
oz
down
up
(14)
Stop/Cancel
Start
* The design of your control panel may
vary from the panel displayed (depending
on colour), but the words on the pads will
be the same.
(16)
(16)
Display Window
Time Pads
Auto Weight Microwave Programs
Auto Weight Combination Programs
Auto Weight Defrost Programs (Chaos Defrost)
Microwave Power Pad
Grill Pad
Convection Pad
TURBO-BAKE Pad
Combination Pad
Delay/Stand Pad:
This can be used to delay a cooking program for up to 9 hrs 99
mins., or used to time or for standing (non-cooking) time.
Clock Pad:
Refer to page 15 for setting the clock.
lb/oz Conversion Pad
Weight Selection Pads
Stop/Cancel Pad:
Before Cooking:
one press clears your instructions.
During Cooking:
one press temporarily stops the cooking program. Another press
cancels all your instructions and the time of day will appear in
the display.
Start Pad:
Press to start operating the oven.
If during cooking the door is opened or Stop/Cancel Pad is
pressed once, Start Pad has to be pressed again to continue
cooking.
Beep Sound:
A beep sounds when a pad is pressed. 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.
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Let’s Start to Use your Oven
NN-A754/A724/A774/A714*
1
Plug in
Plug into a 13 amp fused electrical socket. You will be reminded to
read your operating instructions.
2
Press Clock Pad
Set clock as a 12hr clock. Set time using time pads. Press clock pad
again. (See page 15 for details).
3
AUTO
REHEAT
1
h
10
min
1
min
10
sec
Curry/
Chinese
Pasta/
Casserole
AUTO
COOK
Micro Power
Fish/Veg
Grill 1-2-3
Press Convection Pad (
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.) Keep pressing this pad until 250C is in the display window.
Remove all accessories from the oven.
4
Press Time Pad
Press 1 min pad until 5 minutes is displayed in the window.
Crispy Top
Convection
Turbo-Bake
Potatoes
Combination
Chicken/
Meat
5
CHAOS
Pizza
Delay/
Stand
Clock
Stop/Cancel
lb
oz
down
up
Start
6
* The design of your control panel may
vary from the panel displayed (depending
on colour), but the words on the pads will
be the same.
Demonstration Mode
This is to enable you to experiment setting various programs. (The
letter D will always 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 select this mode press the clock pad three
times. “Demo mode press any key” will appear. To cancel press the
clock pad a further three times.
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14
Press Start Pad
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.
Child Lock
To operate the child lock facility press the Start pad three times, this
will deactivate the microwave. “Lock” will appear in the display and
none of the controls will operate. To clear child lock facility press
Stop/Cancel three times.
Setting the Clock
Example of how to set 1.25pm.
Press once
Clock
Press five times
●
Press Clock Pad
“SET TIME” will appear in the display window,
and the colon starts to blink.
●
1
h
10
min
1
min
10
sec
Press twice
Clock
Inoperable
Press Time Pads
●
Enter time of day by pressing Time Pads
e.g. 1.25pm (12hr clock).
Press Clock Pad
Colon stops blinking. Time of day is now locked
into the display.
N.B.
1. To reset time of day, repeat step 1 through to step 3.
2. The clock will keep the time of day as long as the oven is plugged in and electricity is supplied.
3. This is a 12 hour clock.
Microwave Cooking and Defrosting
There are 6 different microwave power levels available.
Selecting Microwave Power Level
Micro Power
●
Press this pad until the power you
require appears in the display window.
The microwave symbol
will also
appear.
Press
once
twice
3 times
4 times
5 times
6 times
Power
Level
Wattage
High
1000 W
Defrost
270 W
Medium 600 W
Low
440 W
Simmer 250 W
Warm
100 W
●
1
h
10
min
1
min
10
sec
Select Cooking Time.
Start
●
Press Start.
CAUTION: The oven will automatically work on HIGH microwave power if a
cooking time is entered without the power level previously being selected.
N.B.
1. Maximum time that can be set on HIGH power is 30 min.
2. On all Power Levels, except HIGH power, the maximum time that can be set is 99 minutes, 90 seconds. The 1h pad is
inoperable.
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Microwave Cooking and Defrosting
ACCESSORY TO USE:
When using your oven on MICROWAVE
only, the glass turntable provided must
always be in position. DO NOT attempt
to use microwave only with any metal
accessory in the oven.
Foods reheated or cooked by
MICROWAVE only are normally covered
with a lid or cling film, unless otherwise
stated.
DO NOT place food directly onto the
turntable except in the case of Jacket
Potatoes cooked by MICROWAVE only.
Two Stage Cooking:
e.g. High power 10 minutes followed by Simmer power 20 minutes; Select High power and program 10 minutes then select
second power (Simmer) with second cooking time (20 minutes) then press Start.
Three Stage Cooking:
e.g. High power 5 minutes, Delay 5 minutes, High power 2 minutes; Select first Power level and cooking time, then press
DELAY and time, then select final power level and final cooking time. Then press Start.
Auto Weight Defrost - 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 can be programmed in pounds and ounces or grams. The weight starts from the minimum weight for each category.
CHAOS
lb
oz
down
Start
up
DEFROST
• Select the desired program by • Press to select g or lb and oz. • Enter the weight by pressing the
pressing pad once, twice or
Up & Down pads. The “up”
three times. The microwave
pad will start with the
and defrost
symbols will
minimum weight for each
also appear.
food.
Program
Weight Range
• Press Start.
Suitable Foods
1 Bread
100 - 900g (4oz - 2lb)
Bread and rolls. Turn at beep.
2 Meat Items 200 - 1200g (7oz - 2lb 10oz) Small pieces of meat, minced meat, chicken portions, steaks, chops. Turn at beeps.
3 Meat Joints 400 - 2500g (14oz - 5lb 8oz) Whole chicken, meat joints. Turn at beeps and shield.
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Auto Weight Defrost Programs
This feature allows you to defrost minced meat, chops, chicken portions, meat joints and bread.
The CHAOS defrost pad should be pressed to select the correct category and then enter in the weight of the food in grams or
pounds and ounces using the appropriate pads (See page 16).
Foods should be placed in a suitable dish, whole chickens and joints of meat should be on an upturned saucer or on a rack.
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 (See page 18).
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
1st Beep
2nd Beep
Shield
Turn or break up
CATEGORY 1
BREAD
The Bread Program is suitable for defrosting small items e.g. rolls, buns and slices of bread which are
required for immediate use. Small items may feel warm immediately 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
halfway during defrosting. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CREAM CAKES OR DESSERTS
e.g. cheesecake.
CHAOS CATEGORY 2
MEAT ITEMS (MINCE/CHOPS/CHICKEN PORTIONS)
is necessary for mince to be broken up frequently during defrosting and this is best carried out in a large
DEFROST Itshallow
dish. Chops and chicken portions should be arranged in a single layer and turned frequently.
CATEGORY 3
MEAT JOINTS/WHOLE CHICKENS
Meat joints and chickens will require shielding during defrosting especially if they are particularly fatty
pieces. This is to prevent over defrosting on the outside edges. Smooth foil secured with cocktail sticks
should be used. DO NOT ALLOW THE FOIL TO TOUCH THE WALLS OF THE OVEN. Back fat of joints,
legs, wings and breast bones need shielding (see photograph above). Standing time of at least 1 hour
should be allowed (rolled joints may require longer) before cooking to ensure the centre is fully defrosted.
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Defrosting Guidelines
By selecting the DEFROST power level
from the microwave power pad, 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 and during the
standing stages there is not any
microwave power in the oven, although
the light will remain on and the turntable
will turn. The automatic stand times
ensure a more even defrost but it is still
necessary to allow for standing time
before use. 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.
TIPS
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.
Separate chops and small items
e.g. bread slices where possible.
Turn dense foods and meat 2/3
times during defrosting.
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Chickens and joints of meat will
require shielding during defrosting.
Break up small items e.g. minced
meat, frequently during defrosting.
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 hour for joints
of meat and whole
chickens)
Defrosting Foods Using Defrost Power & Time
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.
Meat
Defrosting Time
Method
Standing Time
Beef/Lamb/
Pork Joint
14-16 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish or on an upturned
saucer or use a rack. Turn 3-4 times. Shield.
60 mins.
Minced Beef
12 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish.
Break up and turn 3-4 times.
15 mins.
Chops
10 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer.
Turn twice. Shield if necessary.
15 mins.
Sausages
12 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer.
Turn twice. Shield if necessary.
15 mins.
Bacon
6-7 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer.
Turn twice. Shield if necessary.
10 mins.
Stewing Steak
12 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish.
Break up frequently.
15 mins.
Chicken
13 mins..
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish on an upturned saucer
or use a rack. Turn 3-4 times. Shield.
60 mins.
Chicken Portions
10-12 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer.
Turn twice. Shield if necessary.
30 mins.
Whole
9-10 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish.
Turn twice. Shield.
15 mins.
Fillets/Steak
7-8 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish.
Turn twice, separate if necessary.
15 mins.
Prawns
6-7 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish.
Stir twice during defrosting.
10 mins.
Bread Sliced
5 mins.
400g (14oz)
Place on the turntable.
Separate and rearrange during defrosting.
10 mins.
Slice of bread
30 sec.
30g (1oz)
Place on the turntable on
a piece of kitchen paper.
1-2 mins.
Pastry
51/2 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place on a plate.
Turn over half way.
10-15 mins.
Soft Fruit
6-7 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish.
Stir twice during defrosting.
10 mins.
Fish
General
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Using the Delay/Stand Feature
The Delay/Stand Pad is used as a timing pad either before, during or after a cooking program. When the Delay/Stand Pad is
selected with a time, there is no microwave power in the oven during this time.
1. To Set a Standing Time:
Delay/
Stand
Cooking Program
&
Time
●
Set the desired
Cooking Program, by
selecting cooking option
and time required.
●
Then Press the Stand Pad.
●
1
h
10
min
1
min
10
sec
Start
inoperable
Set desired standing time
(max 9hrs 99mins) (10 sec.
pad is inoperable). An “H”
will appear in the display to
denote hours.
●
Press Start Pad. Cooking
program will commence
after which the standing
time will count down.
2. To Set a Delay Start:
Delay/
Stand
●
Press the Delay Pad
●
1
h
10
min
1
min
10
sec
Set Delay time (max 9hrs
99mins) (10 sec. pad is
inoperable). An “H” will
appear in the display to
denote hours.
Start
Cooking Program
&
Time
●
Set the complete cooking
program, by entering
cooking option and time
required.
●
Press Start Pad. Delayed
time will count down then
the cooking program will
start.
NB
1. If the oven door is opened during the stand or delay time, the time in the display window will continue to count down.
2. Delay Start cannot be used before an Auto Program.
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Grilling
The Quartz Grill system on the oven gives fast efficient cooking for a wide variety of foods e.g. chops, sausages, steak, toast,
oven chips etc.
DO NOT PREHEAT THE GRILL BEFORE USE.
The metal tray must be on the glass turntable when using.
Inoperable
Grill 1-2-3
• Select Grill power.
Press once for Grill 1 (High),
twice for Grill 2 (Medium)
or three times for Grill 3 (Low).
The grill symbol
will also appear.
1
h
10
min
1
min
10
sec
• Press Time pads to enter cooking time.
Maximum time is 99 mins., 90 secs. 1 h
pad is inoperable.
Start
• Press Start.
The cooking program will start and the
time in the display will count down.
NOTE: The Grill will only operate with the oven door closed, and there is no microwave power on the GRILL only program.
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 22).
The Grill has three variable settings, Grill 1 (High), Grill 2 (Medium) and Grill 3 (Low). Grill 1 will be the hottest.
CAUTIONS:
The oven will automatically work on HIGH microwave power if a cooking time is entered without the Grill level
previously being selected.
THE HIGH RACK AND SURROUNDING OVEN WILL GET VERY HOT. USE OVEN GLOVES.
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Grilling
OVEN ACCESSORIES TO USE
When grilling foods the Glass Turntable should be in position, with the Metal Tray and the High Rack on top.
Place food on High Rack on the Metal
Tray on the Turntable.
The High Rack will allow fat to drip
through into the Metal Tray to reduce
excess splatter and smoke when grilling
steaks, chops and other fatty foods.
If grilling fish or small items, place the
metal tray on top of the high rack.
Most foods require turning halfway
during cooking. When turning food, open
oven door and CAREFULLY remove the
Metal Tray and High Rack by holding the
accessories firmly. Use oven gloves
when removing accessories as they will
be very hot, and so will the roof and
walls of the oven.
After turning, return food to the oven,
close door and press 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.
GUIDELINES
1.
There is no microwave power on the GRILL only program.
2.
Use the accessories provided, as explained above.
3.
The Grill will only operate with the oven door closed.
4.
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 teakakes etc.
5.
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.
6.
DO NOT PREHEAT THE GRILL.
7.
NEVER COVER THE FOOD WHEN GRILLING.
8.
ALWAYS USE OVEN GLOVES WHEN REMOVING THE FOOD AND ACCESSORIES AFTER GRILLING AS THE OVEN
AND ACCESSORIES WILL BE VERY HOT.
9.
After Grilling it is important that the Grill accessories are 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. DO NOT PUT ACCESSORIES IN DISH
WASHER. It is not necessary to clean the back of the oven which has a catalytic self clean lining.
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Convection Cooking
Your Dimension 4 Combination Oven can be used as a conventional oven using the CONVECTION mode which incorporates a
heating element with a fan.
For best results always place food in a preheated oven. The grill will come on when the oven is preheating.
The Metal Tray must be on the Glass Turntable when preheating.
Convection
●
Press to select oven
temperature. The oven starts at
150 °C and then for each press
the temperature will count up in
10 °C stages to 250 °C, then to
40 °C, 100 °C, 110 °C etc. The
convection symbol
will also
appear.
Start
●
Press 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.*
There is no preheat at 40°C.
●
1
h
10
min
1
min
10
sec
Start
Inoperable
Press Time Pads to enter
cooking time. Maximum
cooking time is 9 hours, 99
minutes. The 10 sec pad is
inoperable.
●
Press Start Pad.
Note: Check that only the
convection symbol
is still in
the display. If the microwave
symbol
is displayed this is
incorrect and the program
should be cancelled. Reselect
the convection setting.
* Note: Open the door using the Door Release Pad, because if the Stop/Cancel Pad is pressed the program may be cancelled.
Then if the time was entered the oven would revert to cooking on microwave only.
The oven will maintain the selected 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 time of day.
CAUTIONS:
The oven will automatically work on HIGH Microwave Power if a cooking time is entered without the oven temperature
previously being selected.
THE ACCESSORIES AND THE SURROUNDING OVEN WILL GET VERY HOT. USE OVEN GLOVES.
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Convection Cooking
OVEN ACCESSORIES TO USE
When using the convection oven the Glass Turntable should be in position and must have the Metal Tray placed on top.
The food is then placed on the Low Rack or directly onto the Metal Tray. Follow your individual recipe guidelines.
Roasting Meat: Glass Turntable, Metal Tray
and Low Rack.
Baking: Glass Turntable, Metal Tray, Low
Rack.
When using the oven as a CONVECTION
oven, there is NO MICROWAVE POWER, i.e..
the oven is operating as a conventional oven
and you can use all your standard metal
baking tins and ovenware.
If a very large dish is used that will not turn on
the Turntable then the Roller Ring and
Turntable should be removed, the Low Rack
should be placed directly onto the base of the
oven floor and the food must be carefully
placed on the low rack and turned manually
during cooking.
It is not recommended to cook on more than
one level when using the CONVECTION
oven. When cooking 2 trays of buns etc, cook
in two batches.
Guideline to Oven Temperatures
TEMP
°C
40°C
100°C
110°C
120°C
130°C
140°C
150°C
160°C
170°C
USE
Proving Bread
Pavlova
Meringues
Slow drying Herbs
Large Rich Fruit Cakes
To start Rich Fruit Cakes
(then reduce)
Gingerbread, Biscuits
Shortbread, Small Tarts
TEMP
°F
90°F
200°F
225°F
250°F
275°F
300°F
325°F
GAS
MARK
1/8
1/4
1/4
1/2
1
2
3
TEMP
°C
180°C
190°C
200°C
210°C
220°C
230°C
240°C
250°C
USE
TEMP
°F
350°F
375°F
Souffle, Victoria Sandwich
Lemon Meringue Pie, Mince
Pies, Treacle Tarts, Stuffed
Chicken, Roulades
Choux Pastry, Scones, Bread, 400°F
Sausage Rolls, Vol-au-Vents, 425°F
Roast Potatoes, Yorkshires
Biscuits
450°F
475°F
GAS
MARK
4
5
6
7
8-9
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 250°C, then back to 40°C, 100°C and 110°C etc.
Food is generally cooked UNCOVERED - unless it is a casserole or you wish to use roasting bags for joints.
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TURBO-BAKE Cooking
The oven can be programmed to cook or reheat food by the grill and the convection oven working simultaneously, to give foods
that extra crispness and colour. This is known as TURBO-BAKE and can often reduce traditional oven cooking times.
ALWAYS PREHEAT BEFORE USE.
The Metal Tray must be on the Glass Turntable when preheating.
Grill 1-2-3
Turbo-Bake
Start
• Press to select oven temperature. The oven • Press to select Grill power, if you wish to
starts at 150°C, and then for each press the
adjust from Grill 2 (Medium) to select Grill 3
temperature will count up in 10°C stages to
(Low), or Grill 1 (High).
250°C, then to 100°C, 110°C etc. The grill
and convection
symbols will also appear.
• Press Start to preheat. “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.*
*NOTE: Open the door using the door release pad, because if the STOP/CANCEL pad is pressed the program may be
cancelled. Then if the time was entered the oven would revert to cooking on Microwave only.
1
h
10
min
1
min
10
sec
Start
Inoperable
• Press Time Pads to enter cooking time. Maximum time is
9 hours, 99 minutes. The 10 sec. pad is inoperable.
• Press Start.
Note: Check that just the grill
and convection
symbols are still
in the display. If the microwave symbol
is displayed this is
incorrect and the program should be cancelled. Reselect the TurboBake setting.
CAUTIONS:
The oven will automatically work on HIGH Microwave Power if a cooking time is entered without the oven
temperature and Grill setting previously being selected.
THE ACCESSORIES AND THE SURROUNDING OVEN WILL GET VERY HOT. USE OVEN GLOVES.
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TURBO-BAKE Cooking
OVEN ACCESSORIES TO USE
When using TURBO-BAKE the Glass Turntable should be in position and must have the Metal Tray placed on top,
unless otherwise stated.
Food can be placed on the Low Rack or High Rack - see individual recipe for guidelines. When cooking meat or chicken, the food
should be placed on the Low Rack inside the Metal Tray on Glass Turntable (see below).
Joints and items of meat are
placed on the Low Rack and
Metal Tray on the Glass Turntable.
GUIDELINES
Individual small items can be
placed on the High Rack and
Metal Tray on the Glass Turntable.
Using TURBO-BAKE can reduce traditional oven cooking times
(see table below).
Always place food in a preheated oven.
Food is cooked UNCOVERED.
DO NOT USE PLASTIC CONTAINERS.
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FOOD
WEIGHT TRADITIONAL OVEN
TURBO-BAKE
Cheese and Tomato
Thin and Crispy
Pizza
350 g
10-12 mins.
200°C
5-6 mins.
250°C + Grill 1
Southern Fried
Chicken portions
800 g
30-35 mins.
200°C
20 mins.
250°C + Grill 1
Chicken Samosas
200 g
14 mins.
200°C
10 mins.
220°C + Grill 2
Chargrilled
Vegetable Ciabatta
355 g
14 mins.
200 °C
10 mins.
250°C + Grill 2
Combination Cooking
Your oven has three methods of cooking by Combination.
1. Convection and Microwave
2. Grill and Microwave
COMBINATION cooking is ideal for many
foods. The microwave power cooks them
quickly, whilst the oven, grill or both gives the
traditional browning and crispness.
All this happens simultaneously resulting in
most foods being cooked in 1/2-2/3 of the
conventional cooking time.
There is no need to preheat on
COMBINATION programs, EXCEPT when
cooking pastry.
3. TURBO-BAKE and Microwave
It is possible to use smooth seamed metal
tins and foil containers on COMBINATION but
they must be placed directly onto the metal
tray on the glass turntable. They must not be
placed directly onto the Low Rack, or arcing
will occur.
If you experience arcing, which is when you
see blue sparks or hear crackling noises, the
metal container is unsuitable or you have
insufficient food in the oven. You should stop
the program immediately and change the
container or re-program to CONVECTION
only.
To cook successfully by COMBINATION you
should always use a minimum of 200 g (7oz)
food. Small quantities should be cooked by
Convection, Grill or TURBO-BAKE.
Grill 1-2-3
PREHEAT IF NECESSARY
Combination
or
or
●
●
Press Combination pad.
The grill
and convection
symbols will appear and
flash.
1
h
10
min
1
min
10
sec
Set cooking time. 10 sec. pad
is inoperable.
Micro Power
Convection
●
Start
Turbo-Bake
Select first cooking mode.
The microwave symbol
will appear.
●
Start
●
Press Start pad.
CAUTIONS:
The oven will automatically work on HIGH microwave power if a
cooking time is entered without the power level previously being
selected.
Take care to use oven gloves when removing dishes from the
oven - especially when turning or stirring foods as the oven walls
and roof will be very hot.
Select microwave power.
Options available depend on
first cooking mode selected.
●
Press if preheating.*
* NOTE:
When placing food in the oven after preheating, just open the door
using the Door Release Pad, because if STOP/CANCEL Pad is
pressed the program may be cancelled. Then, if the time was
entered, the oven would revert to cooking on microwave only.
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. But do not put dishes on High Rack
directly under the grill, use the Low Rack.
OVEN ACCESSORIES
When using any Combination cooking program the Glass
Turntable should be in position and must have the Metal Tray
placed on top.
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Combination 1. Convection and Microwave
This is the most popular combination mode combining convection heat with microwave power. Casseroles, meat joints, jacket potatoes and
pastries are very successful using this combination. Unsuitable foods are those which contain whisked eggs, meringues, rich fruit cakes, biscuits
and yorkshire puddings.
It is not necessary to preheat on combination except when cooking pastry dishes, to achieve a better result. For pastry dishes preheat oven to
210°C on Convection so that the oven is hot, and then select the desired Combination program.
Convection
Combination
• Press Combination Pad.
The grill
and convection
appear and flash.
symbols will
Micro Power
• Press to select oven temperature. The oven • Press Micro Power Pad to select Microwave
starts at 150°C, and then for each press the
setting. HIGH & DEFROST are not available.
temperature will count up in 10°C stages to
The microwave symbol
stops flashing.
250°C, then to 100°C, 110°C etc.
The grill symbol
will disappear and the
convection symbol
will stop flashing. The
microwave symbol
will appear and flash.
CAUTION:
1
h
10
min
1
min
10
sec
Start
Inoperable
• Press to enter required cooking time. 10 sec pad is inoperable.
The oven will automatically
work on HIGH Microwave
Power if a cooking time is
entered without the power
level previously being
selected.
• Press Start Pad.
OVEN ACCESSORIES TO USE
When using Combination cooking the Glass Turntable should be in position and must have the Metal Tray on top.
Non-metallic dishes or items of food can
be placed directly onto the Low Rack on
the Metal Tray on the Glass Turntable.
Small items should be placed in a
heatproof dish on the Low Rack.
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Joints and portions of meat should be
placed on the Low Rack on the Metal
Tray on the Glass Turntable.
Recipes using foil or metal containers
e.g. cakes and pastries should be
placed directly onto the Metal Tray on
Glass Turntable.
Combination 1. Convection and Microwave
GUIDELINES
• Food is usually cooked UNCOVERED.
• After cooking it is important that the accessories are removed for cleaning before re-use and that the oven walls and floor are
wiped with a cloth squeezed in hot soapy water to remove any grease. It is not necessary to clean the back of the oven which
has a catalytic self clean lining. DO NOT PUT ACCESSORIES IN THE DISHWASHER.
The chart below gives suggestions for Combination programs. For cooking times refer to cooking charts or
a similar recipe in the book. It is not possible to use HIGH or DEFROST Microwave Power in this mode.
Press Combination Pad first, then select CONVECTION temperature.
Lastly, select Microwave Power and set cooking time.
Oven Temperature
Microwave Power
Use
230°C
WARM
Frozen Garlic Baguette
Part-baked Rolls, Sausage Rolls
Apple Pie, Bread & Butter Pudding
220°C
SIMMER
Quiche, Frozen Lasagne
Cottage Pie, Fish Pie
190°C
SIMMER
Whole Chicken / Turkey
180°C
SIMMER
Joints Lamb - Beef
170°C
LOW
Joints Pork
160°C
WARM
Cakes, Casseroles
Foods should always be cooked until browned and piping hot.
CAUTION:
ALWAYS USE OVEN GLOVES WHEN REMOVING DISHES FROM THE OVEN - ESPECIALLY WHEN TURNING OR
STIRRING FOODS, AS THE ACCESSORIES AND SURROUNDING OVEN WILL GET VERY HOT.
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Combination 2. Grill and Microwave
This Combination mode is suitable for
foods which are normally grilled and for
reheating small savoury items.
Do not use this program with less than
200 g (7 oz) of food.
It is NOT necessary to preheat when
using this Combination mode and
food should always be cooked
uncovered.
Grill 1 - HIGH
Grill 2 - MEDIUM
Grill 3 - LOW
The Grill will glow on and off during
cooking - this is normal.
Combination
Grill 1-2-3
• Press Combination Pad.
The
grill and convection
symol will appear and flash
Micro Power
• Select Grill Power. Press once for
• Select Microwave Power. Keep
Grill 1 (High), twice for Grill 2
pressing this pad until the power you
(Medium) or three times for Grill 3
require appears in the display
(Low). The convection symbol
will
window. Options available depend on
dissappear and the grill symbol
Grill Power selected. The microwave
will stop flashing. The microwave
symbol
will stop flashing.
symbol
appears and starts to
flash.
1
h
10
min
1
min
10
sec
Start
Inoperable
• Press to enter required cooking time. 10 sec. pad is inoperable.
• Press Start Pad.
CAUTION:
The oven will automatically work on HIGH Microwave Power if a cooking time is entered without the power level
previously being selected.
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Combination 2. Grill and Microwave
OVEN ACCESSORIES TO USE
When using Combination cooking the Glass Turntable should be in position and must have the Metal Tray on top,
unless otherwise stated.
Food should be placed directly
onto the High Rack on the
Metal Tray. This is then placed
on the Glass Turntable.
When cooking fish or small
items, food can be placed
directly on the metal tray on
top of the High Rack.
GUIDELINES
• Food is always cooked UNCOVERED.
• To turn food just press the door release pad, remove the Metal Tray and High Rack, turn the food, return to the oven, close the
door and press START pad. The oven will continue to countdown the remaining cooking time.
• After Grilling it is important that the Grill accessories are 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. It is not necessary to clean the back of the oven which
has a catalytic self clean lining. DO NOT PUT ACCESSORIES IN THE DISHWASHER.
We suggest the following options for this Combination mode.
Grill Setting
Microwave Power
Use
1
MEDIUM
Frozen Potato Products
2
SIMMER
Frozen Breaded Fish
3
SIMMER
Reheating Snacks
3
WARM
Reheating Small Pastry Items
For advice on cooking times refer to cooking charts and recipes in this book.
Foods should always be cooked until browned and piping hot.
CAUTION:
ALWAYS USE OVEN GLOVES WHEN REMOVING DISHES FROM THE OVEN - ESPECIALLY WHEN TURNING
OR STIRRING FOODS, AS THE ACCESSORIES AND SURROUNDING OVEN WILL GET VERY HOT.
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Combination 3. TURBO-BAKE and Microwave
This Combination mode is very useful for foods which require quick browning or crisping.
Unsuitable foods are casseroles, cakes, meringues, pastries with sweet fillings, foods containing whisked eggs and yorkshire
puddings.
It is not necessary to preheat and food should always be cooked uncovered.
Combination
Turbo-Bake
• Press Combination Pad.
The grill
and convection
symbols will appear and
flash.
Grill 1-2-3
Micro Power
• Press to select oven
• Press to select Grill Power, if • Press to select Microwave
temperature. The oven starts
you wish to adjust from
Power. The options available
at 150°C, and then for each
Grill 2 (Medium) to Grill 3
will depend on the other
press the temperature will
(Low) or Grill 1 (High).
cooking modes previously
count up in 10°C stages to
The microwave symbol
is
selected.
250°C, then to 100°C, 110°C
still flashing.
The microwave symbol
etc.
will now stop flashing.
The grill
and convection
symbols will stop flashing
and the microwave symbol
will appear and flash.
1
h
10
min
1
min
10
sec
Start
Inoperable
• Press to enter required
cooking time. The 10 sec.
pad is inoperable.
• Press Start Pad.
CAUTION:
The oven will automatically work on HIGH Microwave Power if a cooking time is entered without the power level
previously being selected.
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Combination 3. TURBO-BAKE and Microwave
OVEN ACCESSORIES TO USE
When using Combination cooking the Glass Turntable should be in position and must have the Metal Tray on top,
unless otherwise stated.
Non-metallic dishes or items of food
can be placed directly onto Low
Rack on the Metal Tray on the Glass
Turntable. Small items should be
placed in a heatproof dish on the
Low Rack.
Food should be placed directly onto
the High Rack on the Metal Tray on
the Glass Turntable.
When cooking small items or fish, food
should be placed directly on to the Metal
Tray on top of the High Rack.
GUIDELINES
• Food is always cooked UNCOVERED.
• After cooking it is important that the accessories are removed for cleaning before re-use and that the oven walls and floor are
wiped with a cloth squeezed in hot soapy water to remove any grease. It is not necessary to clean the back of the oven which
has a catalytic self clean lining. DO NOT PUT ACCESSORIES IN THE DISHWASHER.
We suggest the following options for this Combination mode.
TURBO-BAKE
(Oven temp)
Grill
Microwave Power
Use
220°C
1
WARM
Small items normally grilled
220°C
2
WARM
As above but denser items
220°C/230°C
3
LOW
Reheating savoury items
250°C
3
SIMMER
Frozen potato products, flapjacks
230°C
3
WARM
Reheating foods with high
sugar/fat content
For advice on cooking times refer to cooking charts and recipes in this book.
Foods should always be cooked until browned and piping hot.
CAUTION:
ALWAYS USE OVEN GLOVES
WHEN REMOVING DISHES
FROM THE OVEN ESPECIALLY WHEN TURNING
OR STIRRING FOODS, AS THE
ACCESSORIES AND
SURROUNDING OVEN WILL
GET VERY HOT.
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Auto Weight Cook Programs
This feature allows you to cook or reheat fourteen foods by setting the weight only. The oven determines the Microwave power level and/or
Combination setting, then the cooking time automatically. Select the category of food and then just enter the weight. The weight can be entered
in grams or pounds and ounces.
Curry/
Chinese
lb
oz
down
Start
up
Potatoes
• Select the desired Auto Weight • Press to select grams or pounds • Enter the weight by pressing the
program, by pressing the pad.
and ounces.
up and down pads.
The pad can be pressed once or
twice to select one of the two
programs available.
• Press Start.
When you select an automatic program symbols will appear in the display to show the cooking mode that will be used and the accessories that
are needed, in addition to the turntable. These are what they mean:Microwave
Metal tray
Grill
Low rack
Convection
High rack
Guidelines for Use
The Auto Weight Programs are designed to take the guesswork out of cooking or reheating your food. They must ONLY be used for the foods
described.
1. Only cook foods within the weight ranges described (see table below).
2. Only use the accessories as indicated on pages 35-36.
3. DO NOT cover food unless stated, as programs 7-14 use a Combination of Microwave and Grill and/or Convection and it will prevent the food
browning. The heat of the grill will also melt any plastic covering.
4. Most foods benefit from a STANDING time after cooking on an Auto Program, to allow heat to continue conducting to the centre.
5. To allow for some variations that occur in food, check that food is thoroughly cooked and piping hot before serving.
6. ALWAYS weigh the chicken, DO NOT rely on the packet weight.
Minimum/Maximum Weights to use on Auto Weight Programs
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Program
Minimum
Maximum
Program
Minimum
Maximum
Curry
Chinese Style
Pasta
Casserole
Fresh Fish
Fresh Vegetables
Chilled Crispy Top
300 g (11oz)
200 g (7oz)
250 g (9oz)
300 g (11oz)
100 g (4oz)
100 g (4oz)
300 g (11oz)
900 g (2lb)
1000 g (2lb 2oz)
1500 g (3lb 5oz)
900 g (2lb)
900 g (2lb)
900 g (2lb)
600 g (1lb 5oz)
Frozen Crispy Top
Jacket Potatoes
Frozen Potato products
Whole Chicken
Beef, Lamb
Chilled Pizza
Frozen Pizza
300 g (11oz)
200 g (7oz)
200 g (7oz)
1000 g (2lb 2oz)
500 g (1lb 2oz)
200 g (7oz)
200 g (7oz)
600 g (1lb 5oz)
1500 g (3lb 5oz)
500 g (1lb 2oz)
2400 g (5lb 5oz)
2500 g (5lb 8oz)
600 g (1lb 5oz)
600 g (1lb 5oz)
Auto Weight Cook Programs
Auto Programs must ONLY be used for the foods described below. Programs 1-6 use Microwave
power only, Programs 7-14 use a Combination program of Microwave and Convection and/orGrill.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: This program is not
suitable for foods that cannot be stirred
e.g. Lasagne/Shepherds Pie.
These foods can be cooked on the Crispy
Top program for ‘Chilled and Frozen’ dishes.
Curry/
Chinese
1 Curry
M
3 Pasta
M
This program is for reheating a chilled
curry convenience meal that can be
stirred.* Foods must be in a suitable
microwaveable container and have the
film pierced. Place on turntable, press the
pad once. Enter the weight then press
START. Stir halfway. Allow to stand for 1
minute. Ensure that the food is piping
hot. Stir the food before serving.
Pasta/
Casserole
This program is for reheating a chilled
pasta convenience meal that can be
stirred.* Foods must be in a suitable
microwaveable container and have the
film pierced. Place on turntable, press the
pad once. Enter the weight then press
START. Stir halfway. Allow to stand for 1
minute. Ensure that the food is piping
hot. Stir the food before serving.
2 Chinese style
M
4 Casserole
M
This program is for reheating a chilled
chinese style convenience meal.* Foods
must be in a suitable microwaveable
container and have the film pierced.
Press the pad twice. Enter the weight.
Press START. Stir halfway. Allow to stand
for 1 minute. Ensure food is piping hot.
Stir again before serving.
This program is for reheating a chilled
casserole convenience meal.* Foods
must be in a suitable microwaveable
container and have the film pierced.
Press the pad twice. Enter the weight.
Press START. Stir halfway. Allow to stand
for 1 minute. Ensure food is piping hot.
Stir again before serving.
Fish/Veg
5 Fresh Fish
To cook FRESH fish. Shield the thinner
portions. Place in a shallow container on
turntable. Add 15 ml (1tbsp) liquid. Cover
with pierced cling film or lid. Press the
pad once. Enter the weight. Press
START.
6 Fresh Vegetables
M
To cook FRESH vegetables. Place
prepared vegetables into a shallow
container on turntable. Add 90 ml (6tbsp)
of water. Cover with pierced cling film or
lid. Press the pad twice. Enter the weight.
Press START.
M
Crispy Top
7 Chilled Crispy Top
C
For reheating and browning chilled
purchased savoury dishes e.g. Lasagne.
Remove any lid or covering. If in a foil
container transfer to a similar sized
heatproof dish and place on low rack on
metal tray and place on glass turntable. If
using heatproof plastic based dish that
food is purchased in, take care and
support underneath when removing.
Press pad once. Enter weight. Press
START. DO NOT COVER. Stand for 1
minute before serving. Ensure the food is
piping hot.
M
= Microwave cooking only
C
8 Frozen Crispy Top
C
For reheating and browning frozen
purchased savoury dishes e.g. Lasagne.
Remove any lid or covering. If in a foil
container transfer to a similar sized
heatproof dish and place on low rack on
metal tray and place on glass turntable. If
using heatproof plastic based dish that
food is purchased in, take care and
support underneath when removing.
Press pad twice. Press START. DO NOT
COVER. Allow to stand for 1 minute.
Ensure food is piping hot.
= Combination e.g. Convection + Micro power
or Grill + Micro Power
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Auto Weight Cook Programs
Auto programs must ONLY be used for the foods described below. Programs 9 to 14 use a combination of Microwave and Convection and/or Grill.
Potatoes
9 Jacket Potatoes
C
To cook jacket potatoes with a crisper
drier skin. Choose medium sized
potatoes 200-250 g (7-9oz), for best
results. Wash and dry potatoes and
prick with a fork several times. Place
on Low Rack on Metal Tray on Glass
Turntable. Press the pad once. Enter
total weight of potatoes, then press
START.
10 Frozen Potato Products
C
To cook FROZEN oven chips and potato
products, e.g. Hash Browns, Croquettes,
etc,. that are suitable for GRILLING.
Spread potato products out on Metal Tray
on High Rack on Glass Turntable. Press
the pad twice. Enter the weight. Press
START. Turn during cooking. 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
personal browning.
Chicken/
Meat
11 Whole Chicken
To cook WHOLE FRESH unstuffed
chickens. Cook stuffing separately.
Place chicken on Low Rack on Metal
Tray and place on Glass Turntable.
Press pad once. Enter in the weight of
the chicken, then press START. Start
cooking breast side down and turn
halfway, taking care with hot juices.
Stand for 5 minutes.
C
12 Meat
To cook a joint of beef or lamb. Place
joint on low rack on metal tray and place
on glass turntable. Press pad twice.
Enter the weight of the joint and press
START. Turn halfway.
C
Pizza
13 Chilled Pizza
For reheating and browning chilled,
purchased pizza. Remove all packaging
and place on Low Rack on Metal Tray
on Glass Turntable. Press pad once.
Enter weight. Press START.
C
For reheating and browning frozen,
purchased pizza. Remove all packaging
and place on Low Rack on Metal Tray
on Glass Turntable. Press pad twice,
enter weight and press START.
C
M
36
14 Frozen Pizza
= Microwave Power only
C
= Combination e.g. Convection + Micro Power
or Grill + Micro Power
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 and NOT
leftover. Always check food is piping hot and return to oven if necessary.
As a general rule, always cover wet foods, e.g. soups, casseroles and plated meals.
Do not cover dry foods e.g. bread rolls, mince pies, sausage rolls etc.
The charts on pages 38-48 show you the best way to cook or reheat your favourite
foods. The best method depends on the type of food.
Remember when cooking or reheating any food that it should be stirred or turned
wherever possible. 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
CANNED FOODS
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. Between 3-5 mins. on HIGH
power will reheat an average portion. If
stacking two meals, heat on HIGH
power for 6-7 mins. and change the
meals over halfway.
Remove foods from can and place in a
suitable dish before heating.
SOUPS
Use a bowl and stir before heating and
at least once through reheat time and
again at the end.
MINCE PIES - CAUTION
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.
CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS AND
LIQUIDS - CAUTION
Take great care when reheating these
items. See Page 6.
Do not leave unattended.
Do not add extra alcohol.
BABIES’ BOTTLES - CAUTION
Milk or formula MUST be shaken
thoroughly before heating and again at
the end and tested carefully before
feeding a baby. See page 38 for details.
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.
CASSEROLES
Stir halfway through and again at the
end of heating.
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Reheating Charts
The times given in the charts below are a guideline only, and will vary depending on STARTING temperature, dish size etc.
HEATING CATEGORY
Your oven is Heating Category E and this is displayed on the
front of your oven door. The information on this label will
assist you in using new instructions on food packs to enable
you to program the best heating time in your oven.
1000W
E
The IEC (60705)
power output (watts)
The heating category for
small packs of food
Microwave symbol
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
Time to
Select (approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
BABIES BOTTLES – CAUTION
For 7-8 fl.oz of milk from fridge temperature, remove top and teat. Heat on HIGH Power for 25-30 secs. CHECK CAREFULLY
For 3 fl.oz of milk from fridge temperature, remove top and teat. Heat on HIGH Power for 10-15 secs. CHECK CAREFULLY
N.B. Liquid at the top of the bottle will be much hotter than at the bottom of the bottle and must be shaken thoroughly before checking the temperature.
Milk or formula must always be tested carefully before feeding a baby.
BREAD – Pre-cooked – Fresh – N.B. Breads reheated by Microwave will have a soft base.
HIGH power
15-20 secs.
Place on micro-safe plate on turntable. Do not cover.
or GRILL 1
2-3 mins.
Place on heatproof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
HIGH power
30-40 secs.
Place on micro-safe plate on turntable. Do not cover.
or GRILL 1
3-5 mins.
Place on heatproof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
HIGH power
15-20 secs.
Place on micro-safe plate on turntable. Do not cover.
or GRILL 1
3-4 mins.
Place on heatproof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
HIGH power
30-40 secs.
Place on micro-safe plate on turntable. Do not cover.
or GRILL 1
4-6 mins.
Place on heatproof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
200 g
HIGH
2 mins.
420 g
HIGH
3 mins.
Baked Beans &
Sausages/Burgers
450 g
HIGH
5 mins.
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover.
Ravioli in sauce
215 g
HIGH
2 mins. 30 secs.
400 g
HIGH
4 mins.
.
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover
200 g
HIGH
2 mins.
1
Croissants
4
1
Rolls
4
CANNED BEANS, PASTA
Baked Beans
Spaghetti in Tomato
Sauce
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover.
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover.
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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Reheating Charts
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
Hot Dogs (drained)
400 g
HIGH
3 mins.
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover.
Stewed Steak
405 g
HIGH
3-4 mins.
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover.
Food
Time to
Select (approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
CANNED MEAT
CANNED SOUPS
Cream of Mushroom
425 g
HIGH
4 mins.
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover. Stir halfway.
Minestrone
400 g
HIGH
2 mins. 30 secs.
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover. Stir halfway.
CANNED PUDDINGS
Custard
425 g
HIGH
2 mins.
Sponge Pudding
300 g
HIGH
1 min. 30 secs. to 2 mins.
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover.
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover. Stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover.
CANNED VEGETABLES – Drain where appropriate
Carrots, whole
410 g
HIGH
3 mins.
Peas, Mushy
300 g
HIGH
2 mins.
Peas, Garden
550 g
HIGH
2 mins. 30 secs.
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover.
Potatoes new
820 g
HIGH
5 mins.
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover.
195 g
HIGH
1 mins. 30 secs.
330 g
HIGH
2 mins. 30 secs. to 3 mins.
400 g
HIGH
3 mins.
Sweetcorn
Tomatoes, whole
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover. Stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover.
Place in a heatproof bowl on turntable. Cover.
CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS – Do not leave unattended as overheating can cause the food to ignite
Slice
150 g
HIGH
30 secs.
Place in a heatproof dish on turntable. Cover.
Small
454 g
HIGH
2 mins.
Place in a heatproof dish on turntable. Cover.
Medium
900 g
HIGH
3 mins.
Place in a heatproof dish on turntable. Cover.
Large
1.1 kg
HIGH
3 mins. 30 secs.
Place in a heatproof dish on turntable. Cover.
DRINKS — COFFEE - at room temperature
1 mug
235 ml
HIGH
1 min. 30 secs. to 2 mins.
Place in a heatproof mug on turntable.
2 mugs
470 ml
HIGH
2 mins. 30 secs.
Stir, before, during and after reheating.
MED
MED
2 mins. to 2 mins. 30 secs.
4-5 mins.
Place in a heatproof mug or jug on turntable.
Stir, before, during and after reheating.
700 g
HIGH
6-8 mins.
Place in a heatproof dish on turntable. Cover.
1 kg
HIGH
10-15 mins.
Place in a heatproof dish on turntable. Cover.
250 g
HIGH
3 mins.
DRINKS — MILK - from the fridge
1 mug
1 jug
235 ml
600 ml
HOMEMADE MEAT DISHES
Casserole for 2
Casserole for 4
Bolognese Sauce/
Savoury Mince
1 kg
HIGH
8 mins.
Place in a heatproof dish on turntable. Cover.
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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Reheating Charts
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
Time to
Select (approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
PASTRY PRODUCTS – PRECOOKED – N.B. Pastries reheated by microwave will have a soft base.
If pie comes in foil container place directly onto metal tray.
227 g (1)
Cornish Pastie
350 g (2)
Meat Pies
258 g (2)
HIGH power or
1-2 mins.
Combi:
200°C + WARM power
8 mins.
Place in micro-safe dish on turntable. Do not cover.
HIGH power or
3-4 mins.
Place in micro-safe dish on turntable. Do not cover.
Combi:
200°C + WARM power
10 mins.
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Do not cover.
5-6 min.
Place on metal tray on turntable.
200°C + GRILL 3
12 mins.
Place on metal tray on turntable.
HIGH power or
4-5 mins.
Place in micro-safe dish on turntable. Do not cover.
Combi:
220°C + SIMMER power
12 mins.
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Do not cover.
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Do not cover
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Do not cover.
Combi: TURBO-BAKE
220°C + GRILL 1 +
SIMMER power
Steak and Kidney
170 g (1)
Shortcrust Pie
400 g (1)
Quiche
TURBO-BAKE
Sausage Roll
265 g (2)
Combi:
230°C + WARM power
8-9 mins.
Xmas Mince Pies
90 g (2)
HIGH power
10-20 secs.
Place in micro-safe dish on turntable. Do not cover.
PLATED MEALS – HOMEMADE – CHILLED
Child size
1
HIGH
3 mins.
Place on a heatproof plate on turntable. Cover.
Adult size
1
HIGH
4-5 mins.
Place on a heatproof plate on turntable. Cover.
PUDDINGS AND DESSERTS – Transfer puddings to a heatproof dish
Apple Pie
570 g
HIGH or
4-5 mins.
Place on turntable. Do not cover.
Combi:
9-10 mins.
Place on metal tray on turntable. Do not cover.
230°C + WARM power
Apple and
x6
Blackcurrant Pies
Bread and Butter
Pudding
340 g
TURBO-BAKE
220°C + GRILL 1
3 mins.
HIGH or
2-3 mins.
Combi:
10-12 mins.
Place in foil cases on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Do not cover.
Place on turntable. Do not cover.
Place on metal tray on turntable. Do not cover.
230°C + WARM power
Custard
Fruit Crumble
300 ml
450 g
HIGH
1 min 30 secs.
Place in large jug. Stir during reheating.
HIGH or
1 min. 20 secs.
Place on turntable. Do not cover.
Combi:
8 mins.
Place on metal tray on turntable. Do not cover.
5 mins.
Place on turntable. Do not cover.
230°C + WARM power
Jam Roly Poly
730 g
HIGH
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
PURCHASED CONVENIENCE FOODS – CHILLED N.B. Transfer food from foil container to a similar sized heat-proof dish (except when using
TURBO-BAKE).
Breaded Mushrooms
310 g
Cottage Pie
190 g
595 g
Lasagne
300 g
TURBO-BAKE
220°C + GRILL 1
HIGH power or
10 mins.
Place in dish on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
3-4 mins.
Place on turntable.
Combi: 220˚C + SIM power
12-14 mins.
HIGH power or
6-8 mins.
Combi: 220˚C + SIM power
15-17 mins.
MEDIUM power or
6-7 mins.
Combi:
200˚C + LOW power
Onion Bhajis,
Pakora & Felafel
Spring Rolls or
Samosas
Potato Wedges
330 g (6)
230 g
385 g
Vegetable Bake
454 g
TURBO-BAKE
220°C + GRILL 1
TURBO-BAKE
220°C + GRILL 2
TURBO-BAKE
220°C + GRILL 1
HIGH power or
Combi:
11-12 mins.
Place on metal tray on turntable. Do not cover.
Place on turntable.
Place on metal tray on turntable. Do not cover.
Place on turntable.
Place on metal tray on turntable. Do not cover.
10 mins.
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable. Turn halfway.
10 mins.
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable. Turn halfway.
10 mins.
Place in dish on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Turn halfway.
6-8 mins.
Place on turntable.
12-14 mins.
Place on metal tray on turntable. Do not cover.
200°C + SIMMER power
PURCHASED CONVENIENCE FOODS – FROZEN – N.B. Transfer food from foil container to a similar sized heat-proof
dish (except when using TURBO-BAKE). Plastic dishes designed for microwave and conventional ovens may be used with care.
Golden Drummers
Lasagne
340 g (6)
350 g
TURBO-BAKE
250°C + GRILL 1
DEFROST power
8 mins.
then HIGH power or
8-9 mins.
Combi:
220˚C + SIMMER power
Breaded Onion Rings
250 g
12-14 mins.
TURBO-BAKE
20-22 mins.
7 mins.
Place on high rack on metal tray on turntable. Turn halfway.
Place on turntable.
Place on metal tray on turntable.
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable. Turn halfway.
250°C + GRILL 1
Fish Pie
HIGH power or
295 g
Combi:
220°C + SIMMER power
Shepherd’s Pie
460 g
7-8 mins.
Place on turntable.
18 mins.
Place on metal tray on turntable.
DEFROST power
10 mins.
then HIGH power or
6-8 mins.
Combi:
220°C + SIMMER power
18-20 mins.
Place on turntable.
Place on metal tray on turntable.
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Food
Weight/
Quantity
Choice of
Cooking Modes
Time
(mins.)
Instructions/Guidelines
BREAD – Frozen
Part-baked rolls
200 g (4)
Combi: 230°C + SIM power
10
Place on metal tray on turntable.
Part-baked
Garlic Baguette
170 g (1)
Combi: 230°C + SIM power
7
Place on metal tray on turntable.
BACON – from raw
Rashers
Steaks
260 g (8)
255 g (4)
or GRILL 1
4-6
or 45 secs.
per rasher
10-12
HIGH power
or GRILL 1
4-5
8
HIGH power
Place on micro-safe rack or plate on turntable
and cover with kitchen towel to minimise splatter.
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place on micro-safe rack or plate on turntable.
Place on high rack on metal tray on turntable.
Turn halfway.
BEANS & PULSES – should be pre-soaked (except lentils)
Black Eyed Beans
225 g
Chick Peas
225 g
Lentils
225 g
Red Kidney Beans
225 g
HIGH power
then SIMMER
HIGH power
then SIMMER
MEDIUM power
HIGH power
10
25-30
10
40
10-15
15
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl Cover.
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl Cover.
then SIMMER
40
Must boil for at least 12 mins to destroy toxic enzymes
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl Cover.
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl Cover.
BEEF – Joints from raw – Caution: Hot fat! Remove dish with care. For Guidelines see Meat Chapter page 55.
Topside, Forerib,
Sirloin
Mince
Rump/Sirloin
Stewing Steak
275 g (2)
450 g- 675 g
Combi: 180°C + SIM power
14-16
per 450 g
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Turn halfway.
HIGH then MEDIUM
POWER
MEDIUM power or
GRILL 1
10 then 15
per 450 g
6-8
8-10
Place in micro safe dish with stock and seasonings on
turntable. Stir halfway. Cover.
Place on micro-safe rack or plate on turntable. Cover.
Place on high rack on metal tray on turntable.
Turn halfway.
HIGH then SIMMER
POWER or
10 then 60
Place in micro-safe dish with stock and vegetables on
turntable.Stir halfway. Cover.
Combi: 160°C +WARM power
1hr1hr 40
Place in casserole dish with stock and vegetables
with lid on metal tray on turntable. Stir halfway
BEEFBURGERS – Fresh from raw – Caution: Hot fat! Remove grill accessory with care.
295 g (2)
HIGH power
or GRILL 1
3-4
10-12
Place on micro-safe rack or plate on turntable. Cover.
Place on high rack on metal tray on turntable.
Turn 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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Cooking Charts
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Choice of
Cooking Modes
Time
(mins.)
Instructions/Guidelines
BEEFBURGERS – Frozen from raw – Caution: Hot fat! Remove grill accessory with care.
227 g (4)
HIGH power
6-8
or GRILL 1
10-12
Place on micro-safe rack or plate on turntable. Cover.
Place on high rack on metal tray on turntable.
Turn halfway.
CHICKEN from raw – CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove accessory with care. For Guidelines see Meat Chapter page 55.
Breasts, boneless
Drumsticks
Kiev (fresh)
850 g (4)
900 g (8)
283 g (2)
600 g (4)
Nuggets (frozen)
400 g
Nuggets (fresh)
400 g
MEDIUM power or
12-14
GRILL 1 or
20-25
TURBO-BAKE
250°C + GRILL 1
MEDIUM power or
20
12-14
GRILL 1 or
25
TURBO-BAKE
250°C + GRILL 1
20
TURBO-BAKE
250˚C + GRILL 1
15-17
Place on micro-safe rack or plate on turntable. Cover.
Place on high rack on metal tray on turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place on micro-safe rack or plate on turntable. Cover.
Place on high rack on metal tray on turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
18-20
Combi: TURBO-BAKE
250°C + GRILL2 + WARM power or
15-18
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
GRILL 1
15-20
Combi: TURBO-BAKE
10
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
220˚C + GRILL 1 + WARM power
Chicken legs
1.2 kg (4)
Whole
MEDIUM power or
18
GRILL 1 or
30-35
Place on micro-safe rack or plate on turntable. Cover.
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
TURBO-BAKE
250˚C + GRILL 1
MEDIUM power
or
25-30
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Combi: 190˚C + SIMMER power
8-9 per
450g
13-15 per
450g
Place in micro-safe dish on turntable. Cover.
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Breast side down. Turn halfway. DO NOT COVER.
EGGS – Poached.
Water
Egg
Water
Eggs
Water
Eggs
Water
Eggs
45 ml
1
90 ml
2
135 ml
3
180 ml
4
HIGH power
MEDIUM power
HIGH power
MEDIUM power
HIGH power
MEDIUM power
HIGH power
MEDIUM power
40 secs.
40 secs.
1
1 min.10 secs.
1 min. 30 secs.
1min. 30 secs.
2
1min. 50 secs.
• Place water in a small bowl and heat for 1st cooking
time.
• Add egg (size 3).
• Pierce yolk and white.
• Cover.
• Cook for 2nd cooking time.
• Then leave to stand for 1 min.
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Food
Weight/
Quantity
on turntable. Turn halfway.
Choice of
Time
Cooking Modes
(mins.)
Instructions/Guidelines
EGGS – Scrambled.
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
1 Egg
2 Eggs
3 Eggs
30 secs
20 secs
50 secs
30 secs
1min. 20 secs
30 secs
•
•
•
•
Add 1 tbsp of milk for each egg used.
Beat eggs, milk and knob of butter together.
Cook for 1st cooking time then stir.
Cook for 2nd cooking time then stand for 1 min.
FISH – FRESH from raw – For Guidelines see Fish Chapter page 52.
Breaded Fillets
300 g (2)
GRILL 1 or
10-12
Combi: TURBO-BAKE 230˚C
10-12
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn halfway.
+ GRILL 1 + WARM power
Cakes
200 g (2)
GRILL 1 or
6-8
Combi: TURBO-BAKE 230˚C
10
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn halfway.
+ GRILL 1 + WARM power
Fillets
Breaded Fillets,
filled
Steaks
Whole
450 g (3)
300 g
350 g (2)
280 g (1)
HIGH power
3-4
or GRILL 1
10-12
Combi: TURBO-BAKE 230˚C
10-12
+ GRILL 1 + WARM power
HIGH power
3-4
or GRILL 2
10-12
HIGH power
4-5
or GRILL 2
12-14
Place in micro-safe dish. Add 30 ml of liquid. Cover.
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place in micro-safe dish. Add 30 ml of liquid. Cover.
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place in micro-safe dish. Add 30 ml of liquid. Cover.
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn halfway.
FISH – FROZEN from raw – For Guidelines see Fish Chapter page 52.
Breaded Fillets
300 g (2)
GRILL 1 or
Combi: GRILL 1 + SIM power
Combi: TURBO-BAKE 230˚C
10-12
8-10
10-12
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn halfway.
+ GRILL 3 + SIMMER power
Cakes
Fish Fingers
400 g (4)
GRILL 1 or
10-12
10
210 g (8)
Combi: TURBO-BAKE 250˚C
+ GRILL 2 + WARM power
HIGH power or
4-5
GRILL 1
10-12
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place on micro-safe dish. Do not cover.
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn 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
Choice of
Cooking Modes
Stir halfway.
Time
(mins.)
Instructions/Guidelines
FISH - FROZEN from raw - For Guidelines see Fish Chapter page 52.
Haddock Fillets
380 g (4)
Scampi
HIGH power or
7
GRILL 1
10-12
GRILL 1 or
6-8
Combi: TURBO-BAKE 230°C
10
255 g
+ GRILL 2 + SIMMER power
Whole
Steaks
Boil in the Bag
450 g (2)
450 g (2)
150 g - 170 g
HIGH power
HIGH power
DEFROST then
STAND then MEDIUM
10-12
8-9
4 then 2
then 6
Place in micro-safe dish. Add 30 ml of liquid. Cover.
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place in micro-safe dish. Add 30 ml of liquid. Cover.
Place in micro-safe dish. Add 30 ml of liquid. Cover.
Place bag sauce side down on a plate. Slash top.
FRUIT – Peel, slice, chop into even sized pieces. Place in shallow heatproof dish on turntable.
Apples – poached
Apples – stewed
Peaches – poached
Pears – poached
Plums – poached
Plums – stewed
Rhubarb – stewed
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
6
5
4-5
5-6
8
8-10
5
Add 300 ml (1/2 pt) of water. Only half fill dish. Cover.
Only half fill dish. Cover.
Add 300 ml (1/2 pt) of water. Only half fill dish. Cover.
Add 300 ml (1/2 pt) of water. Only half fill dish. Cover.
Add 300 ml (1/2 pt) of water. Only half fill dish. Cover.
Add 30 ml (2 tbsp) of water. Only half fill dish. Cover.
Only half fill dish. Cover.
LAMB – from raw – CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove accessory with care. For Guidelines see Meat Chapter page 55.
Chops, cutlets
Chops, Loin
425 g (4)
600 g (4)
Joints
Stewing lamb
ie. neck chops
MEDIUM power
6-7
Place in micro-safe dish or rack on turntable. Cover.
or GRILL 1
10-12
MEDIUM power
7-8
or GRILL 1
10-12
Combi: 180°C + SIMM power
13-15 mins.
per 450 g
Place on high rack on metal tray on turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place in micro-safe dish or rack on turntable. Cover.
Place on high rack on metal tray on turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Turn halfway.
HIGH then LOW power or
10 then 40
Place in micro-safe dish with stock and vegetables
on turntable. Stir halfway. Cover
Combi: 160°C + WARM power
1hr 20 mins.
Place in casserole, add stock and vegetables, cover with
lid on metal tray on turntable. Stir halfway.
HIGH then LOW power or
10 then 60
Place in micro-safe dish on turntable. Stir halfway. Cover.
450 g
Casseroling lamb
ie. diced shoulder
Combi: 160°C + WARM power 1 hr. 30 mins.
Place in casserole with lid on metal tray on turntable.
PASTA
Twists
225 g
HIGH power
8-10
Macaroni
225 g
HIGH power
10-12
Use 1 litre (13/4pt) boiling water. Add 15 ml oil.
Cover. Stir halfway.
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Food
Weight/
Quantity
Choice of
Cooking Modes
Time
(mins.)
Instructions/Guidelines
PASTA - Place in a large 3 litre (6 pint) microwave safe bowl.
Spaghetti / Tagliatelle
225 g
HIGH power
8-9
Pasta shells - ie. conchiglie
225 g
HIGH power
10-12
Use 11/2 litres (21/2pts) boiling water. Add 15 ml oil.
Cover. Stir halfway.
PASTRY – UNCOOKED
Shortcrust Flan
Case
Vol-au-Vents
23 cm
(9”)
125 g (12)
3-4
HIGH power or
Combi: TURBO-BAKE
250°C GRILL 3 + SIM power
7-8
TURBO-BAKE
250°C + GRILL 1
61/2
Prick base of pastry and chill well. Lay piece of
kitchen towel in base. Place on turntable.
Prick base of pastry and chill well. Do not cover.
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Brush with beaten egg. Place on baking sheet on metal
tray on low rack on turntable.
PIZZA – FRESH chilled – N.B. Remove all packaging. Pizzas will have a soft base if cooked by microwave only.
Deep Pan, Ham
Thin and Crispy
450 g
250 g
HIGH power
4-6
TURBO-BAKE 220°C +
GRILL 2
10-12
Place directly on metal tray on turntable. Do not cover.
Combi: 220°C + WRM power
10-15
8
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Do not cover.
TURBO-BAKE 220°C + GRILL 1
Place on micro-safe plate on turntable. Do not cover.
PIZZA – FROZEN – N.B. Remove all packaging. Pizzas will have a soft base.
French Bread
Pepperoni
320 g (1)
Combi: TURBO-BAKE 220°C
420 g
Combi: TURBO-BAKE 220°C
GRILL 3 + SIMMER power
GRILL 3 + SIMMER power
12–15
12–15
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Do not cover.
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Do not cover.
PORK – from raw – CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove accessory with care. For Guidelines see Meat Chapter page 55.
Chops
425 g
Joints
Place on high rack on metal tray on turntable.
Turn halfway.
GRILL 1
13-15
MEDIUM power or
13-14 per
450 g
Place on upturned saucer in heatproof dish on
turntable. Turn joint over halfway during cooking. Drain
off fat during cooking.
Combi: 170°C + LOW power
17-19 per
450 g
Place on low rack on metal tray. Turn halfway.
Place in large casserole with lid and cover with water.
Gammon covered
with water
HIGH
then MEDIUM power
15 then
15-20 per
450 g
Tenderloin, whole
Combi: 170°C + WARM power
15-20 per
450g
MEDIUM power
2-21/2
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Porridge – N.B: Use a large bowl.
1 serving
1
/2 cup
of oats
Add 1 cup of water or milk. 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
Choice of
Cooking Modes
Time
(mins.)
HIGH power
4-5
Add 2 cups of water or milk. Stir halfway.
HIGH power
8-9
Add 4 cups of water or milk. Stir halfway.
GRILL 1 or
12
TURBO-BAKE 250°C
+ GRILL 1
8-9
300 g (7)
GRILL 1
10-12
300 g
GRILL 1 or
10-12
Instructions/Guidelines
Porridge – N.B: Use a large bowl.
2 servings
4 servings
1 cup
of oats
2 cups
of oats
POTATO PRODUCTS part cooked – FROZEN
Croquettes
300 g
Hash Browns
Oven Chips &
Associated Products
450 g
Combi: GRILL 1 +
MEDIUM power
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place on metal tray on high rack on turntable.
Turn halfway.
8-9
RICE
Basmati
Easycook White
Easycook Brown
Long Grain White
Long Grain Brown
250 g
250 g
250 g
250 g
250 g
MEDIUM power
HIGH power
HIGH power
MEDIUM power
MEDIUM power
10-12
12-13
15-17
14
20
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water. Cover
MILK PUDDING – Use large bowl, cover. Stir halfway.
Flaked Rice
50 g
SIMMER power
20
Add 600 ml (1pt) milk. 30 ml sugar
Pudding Rice
50 g
HIGH power
then SIMMER
5
35
Add 450 ml (3/4pt) milk. 30 ml sugar
Tapioca
50 g
SIMMER power
30-35
Add 600 ml (1pt) milk. 30 ml sugar
GRILL 1 or
10-12
TURBO-BAKE
220°C + GRILL 1
Place on high rack on metal tray on turntable.
Turn halfway.
10 mins.
Combi: 190°C + SIM power
12-14 min.
per 450 g
SAUSAGES from raw – CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove accessory with care.
Thick
454 g (8)
TURKEY
Turkey, whole
Place on low rack on metal tray on turntable.
Turn halfway.
FRESH VEGETABLES – Place in shallow micro-safe dish.
Asparagus
450 g
HIGH power
6-8
Broad Beans
450 g
HIGH power
6
Add 90 ml (6 tbsp) water. Cover.
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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Weight/
Quantity
Choice of
Cooking Modes
Time
(mins.)
Instructions/Guidelines
FRESH VEGETABLES – Place in shallow micro-safe dish.
Runner Beans
Beetroot
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage - sliced
Carrots - sliced
Cauliflower - florets
Courgettes
Corn on the Cob
Leeks - sliced
Mushrooms
Parsnips - sliced
Peas
Potatoes - boiled
Potatoes - par-boiled
Potatoes jacket (225 g)
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
1
HIGH power
MEDIUM power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power or
Combi: TURBO-BAKE 250°C + GRILL 1 +SIM power
2
HIGH power or
Combi: TURBO-BAKE 250°C + GRILL 1 +SIM power
4
HIGH power or
Combi: TURBO-BAKE 250°C + GRILL 1 +SIM power
6
HIGH power or
Combi: TURBO-BAKE 250°C + GRILL 1 +SIM power
Spinach
Swede - cubed
450 g
450 g
HIGH power
HIGH power
7
12
8
8-9
7-9
7-9
9
5
6-7
7-8
5
6-7
4-6
6-7
4-5
5
15
8
20
13
25
18-20
30
7
7-8
Add 90 ml (6 tbsp) water. Cover.
Wash and prick skins several times. Place directly
on glass turntable if cooking by microwave. If
cooked by combination place directly on the low
rack on metal tray on turntable. Allow to stand for
5 mins. Or use Auto Program Jacket Potato.
Add 90 ml (6tbsp) water. Cover.
FROZEN VEGETABLES – Place in shallow micro-safe dish.
Beans - broad
Beans - green
Brocolli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage - shredded
Carrots - sliced
Cauliflower
Peas
Spinach - nuggets
Sweetcorn
MISCELLANEOUS
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
HIGH power
8
8-9
9
9-10
5-6
8
10
6-7
8-9
7
Frozen Yorkshire puddings
450 g
TURBO-BAKE
250°C + GRILL 1
15
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Add 30 ml (2tbsp) water. Cover.
Place foil cases directly onto metal tray.
Increasing and Decreasing Recipes
INCREASING RECIPES
• To increase a recipe from 4 to 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 mins. per lb.
• 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 mins. on MEDIUM power
for 4 servings will become 40 mins. on MEDIUM power for
6 servings.
• When doubling a recipe from 4 to 8 add on half the original
cooking time, i.e. 30 mins. on MEDIUM power for 4 servings will
become 45 mins. 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 mins. on
MEDIUM power for 4 servings will become 15-20 mins. 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.
Many cookbooks refer to 650W ovens, however since 1990 oven
output powers have been set by a new standard (IEC). 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.
• Always check the food during cooking.
• Choose a dish that is proportionally smaller than the one
recommended in the recipe.
• 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.
• 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.
• When cooking for one it often makes sense to cook for two and
plate up both meals. Freeze one meal for a later date.
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Soups and Starters
Ingredients
25 g (1 oz) butter or margarine
1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
675 g (11/2 lb) carrots, peeled and sliced
4 sticks celery, chopped
1 litre (13/4 pt) hot vegetable stock
1 small orange, grated rind and juice of
salt and pepper
30 ml (2 tbsp) chopped parsley
Carrot & Celery Soup
Dish: 3 litre (6pt) bowl
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Place the butter and onion in bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 3 mins. or until
softened.
2. Stir in the carrots and celery. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 8-10 mins. or until
vegetables are softened. Stir halfway during cooking.
S O U P S
&
S T A R T E R S
3. Pour in the stock. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 5 mins. and then LOW power for
15 mins. or until the vegetables are tender.
4. Drain the vegetables and coarsely puree with a little of the stock, then return to the bowl with
the remaining stock.
5. Add the orange rind and juice, season to taste. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 3-4 mins.
or until piping hot. Serve garnished with chopped parsley.
Ingredients
25 g (1 oz) butter
1 small onion, chopped
600 ml (1 pt) hot chicken stock
225 g (8 oz) button mushrooms, sliced
bouquet garni
15 ml (1tbsp) cornflour
300 ml (1/2 pt) milk
salt and pepper
60 ml (4 tbsp) single cream
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Dish: 3 litre (6pt) bowl
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Place the butter and chopped onion in a large bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH power for
3 mins. or until soft.
2 Add the stock, mushrooms and bouquet garni. Cover and cook on HIGH power for
15-20 mins. or until mushrooms are soft.
3. Remove the bouquet garni and blend the soup until smooth. Mix the cornflour with a little of
the milk, then stir in remaining milk. Add to the mushroom mixture.
4. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 5 mins. or until thickened. Stir halfway. Season and
serve with cream swirled on top.
Ingredients
425 g (15 oz) packet ready-rolled puff pastry
150 ml (10 tbsp) ready-made tomato sauce
100 g (4 oz) ham or salami, diced
10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
60 ml (4 tbsp) pitted black olives
100 g (4 oz) grated mozzarella
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Pizza Pies
Dish: round pizza tray
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable, metal tray and low rack
1. Preheat the oven on TURBO-BAKE 250°C and GRILL 1.
2. Unroll the pastry and cut out 4 x 10 cm (4") circles.
3. Spread the tomato sauce over the pastry circles, then sprinkle over the ham/salami, basil,
black olives and mozzarella.
4. Place two of the pizzas on a pizza tray on the low rack and cook in the preheated oven on
TURBO-BAKE 250°C + GRILL 1 for 8 mins, or until the pastry is golden and crisp.
5. Repeat with the remaining tray.
Ingredients
1 bag of young spinach leaves
25 g (1 oz) butter
2 garlic cloves, crushed
450 g (1 lb) flat black mushrooms,
finely chopped
75 g (3 oz) fine oatmeal
1 egg yolk
100 g (4 oz) cream cheese
30 ml (2 tbsp) chopped fresh herbs
15 ml (1 tbsp) lemon juice
Mushroom Paté
Serves 4
Dish: 18 cm (7") souffle dish lightly greased
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal
tray
1. Remove the stalks from the spinach and use the leaves to line the souffle dish, reserving
leaves for the top.
2. Place the butter and garlic in a large dish, cover and cook on HIGH power for 1 min. or until
melted. Add the mushrooms, recover and cook on HIGH power for 5 mins. or until softened.
Stir in remaining ingredients and beat well.
Ingredients
2 ciabatta rolls
1 clove garlic, halved
1 beef tomato
100 g (4 oz) goats cheese
8 stoned black olives
15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
fresh basil, chopped
pepper
Pork and Chicken Terrine
Dish: 900 g (2 lb) Pyrex® loaf dish
Serves 4-6
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Line base and sides of loaf dish with bacon rashers, stretching each rasher slightly with a
knife. Reserve 3-4 rashers for top.
3. Mix together meat, onions, garlic, nuts, peppercorns, brandy, basil, parsley, salt and pepper.
Bind together with the egg.
&
2. Chop pork and chicken coarsely in a food processor. Place in bowl. Process onions and
garlic coarsely.
4. Spread half the mixture in the dish. Layer ham on top of the mixture and then spread
remaining meat mixture on top. Lay reserved bacon on top. Cover with a piece of
greaseproof paper.
S O U P S
Ingredients
250 g (9 oz) streaky unsmoked bacon,
derinded
225 g (8 oz) pork fillet
225 g (8 oz) chicken breast
2 onions, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
100 g (4 oz) pistachio nuts, shelled
15 ml (1 tbsp) green peppercorns
30 ml (2 tbsp) brandy
5 ml (1 tsp) dried basil
15 ml (1 tbsp) parsley, chopped
salt and pepper
1 egg, beaten
225 g (8 oz) thick slice of ham, cut into thin
strips
S T A R T E R S
3. Spoon the paté mixture into the lined souffle dish and cover with the reserved spinach
leaves. Cover with a circle of greaseproof paper and cook on Combination: CONVECTION
190°C + SIMMER power for 25 mins. or until firm to the touch. Leave to cool before serving.
5. Cook on Combination: CONVECTION 160°C + WARM power for 40 mins. or until firm.
Goats Cheese & Basil Ciabatta
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable, metal tray + high rack
1. Halve the rolls, rub each half with garlic and place on the high rack on metal tray. Cook on
GRILL 1 for 3-4 minutes or until lightly toasted.
2. Slice the tomato and goats cheese. Quarter the olives.
3. Top each half with the sliced tomato, cheese and olives. Drizzle with olive oil and place on
the high rack on the metal tray. Cook on GRILL 1 for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is
golden and bubbling.
4. Sprinkle with basil and season with pepper. Serve immediately.
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Fish
WHOLE FISH
Fish cooks very well by microwave as it
stays moist and the lingering fish smells left
in conventional ovens are avoided.
For fish with a strong odour, eliminate the
smell after cooking by placing 600 ml (1 pt)
of boiling water and 1 sliced lemon in a large
bowl, cook on SIMMER for 20 mins. Wipe
out oven with a dry cloth.
If cooking 2 whole fish together, they should
be arranged head to tail for even cooking.
ARRANGING
LIQUID
NOISE
Thin fillets of fish i.e. plaice, should be rolled
up prior to cooking to avoid overcooking on
the thinner outside edge and tail.
Fresh fish should always be sprinkled with
30 ml (2 tbsp) of lemon juice, white wine or
water.
Fish steaks should be arranged in a circle,
thicker part to the outside. Cover with cling
film or lid.
When cooking Frozen fish, add liquid as
above for even cooking.
During cooking, popping sounds may be
heard. This is due to moisture trapped
between the flesh, particularly with oily fish
such as salmon and mackerel. This can be
minimised when cooking if the skin and flesh
is pierced several times with a cocktail stick.
Ingredients
4 trouts, 350 g (12 oz) each
Stuffing:
1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped
100 g (4 oz) button mushrooms, finely sliced
grated rind and juice of 1 orange
21/2 cm (1”) cube fresh ginger, peeled and
grated
dash of Soy sauce
Stuffed Citrus Trout
WHEN IS FISH COOKED?
F I S H
Fish is cooked when it flakes easily and
becomes opaque.
juice of 1 orange
juice of 1 lime
black pepper
25 g (1 oz) butter
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Do not sprinkle salt onto fish before cooking
as this may make the fish dry.
Large whole fish must have the tail and
head shielded halfway through cooking with
smooth pieces of tin foil secured with
cocktail sticks.
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable, metal tray and high rack
1. Wash the fish and pat dry. Fill the fish cavities with the combined stuffing ingredients and
arrange the fish in a shallow dish.
2. Pour over the orange and lime juice. Season and marinade for one hour.
3. Dot with butter, place the fish two at a time on the metal tray on the high rack.
4. Cook on GRILL 2 for 12-15 mins. or until crisp and brown. Turn halfway.
Repeat with remaining fish.
Ingredients
350 g (12 oz) potatoes
25 g (1 oz) butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
200 g (7 oz) can tuna, drained
1 egg, hardboiled, chopped
30 ml (2 tbsp) fresh parsley, chopped
10 ml (2 tsp) lemon juice
salt and pepper
1 egg, beaten
100 g (4 oz) breadcrumbs
Tuna Fish Cakes
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray + high rack
1. Cook potatoes with 45 ml (3 tbsp) water, covered on HIGH power for 6-8 mins. or until
cooked. Drain.
2. Place butter and onion in a bowl, cover and cook on HIGH power for 4 mins. or until soft.
Add potatoes and mash.
3. Stir in tuna, hard boiled egg, parsley and lemon juice, season well.
4. Shape into 8 cakes and coat in beaten egg and breadcrumbs.
5. Place on metal tray on high rack and cook on Combination: TURBO-BAKE 250˚C +
GRILL 1 + WARM power for 12-15 mins. or until brown, turning halfway.
Rosti topping:
900 g (2 lb) potatoes
15 ml (1 tbsp) capers
50 g (2 oz) butter, melted
50 g (2 oz) cheddar cheese, grated
Ingredients
100 g (4 oz) broccoli
100 g (4 oz) cauliflower
1 medium red pepper, diced
198 g (7 oz) can salmon, drained
25g (1 oz) butter
30 ml (2 tbsp) plain flour
300 ml (1/2 pt) milk
50 g (2oz) grated tasty cheese
150 ml (1/4 pt) cream (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
15 g (1/2 oz) butter
75 g (3 oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
15 ml (1 tbsp) chopped fresh parsley
pinch paprika
Special Occasion Fish Pie
Dish: gratin dish
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Place the white fish with 2 tbsp water in a shallow dish. Cover and cook on HIGH power for
4-5 mins or on AUTO FISH program. Drain, skin, bone and flake.
2. Make the sauce by melting the butter in a large jug on HIGH power for 1 min. Add the flour
and stir well. Mix in the milk and wine and cook on HIGH power for 4-5 mins. Stir halfway.
Mix in the fish, mixed seafood, gherkins and herbs. Season and pour into the dish.
3. Grate the potatoes and mix in the capers, melted butter and grated cheese. Place lightly on
the fish sauce without pressing firmly to keep the grated form. Cook on Combination:
CONVECTION 220°C + SIMMER power for 30-35 mins. or until piping hot and golden.
Salmon & Vegetable Mornay
Serves 4
Dish: 20 x 25 cm (8" x 10") dish Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray + low rack
1. Break broccoli and cauliflower into florets, add red pepper and 2 tbsp water. Cover and cook
on HIGH power for 5-6 mins. or until soft. Drain.
2. Flake salmon and mix with vegetables.
3. Melt butter in jug on HIGH power for approx. 20-30 secs. Stir in flour then milk. Cook on
HIGH power for 2 mins. or until mixture boils and thickens; stir halfway. Stir in cheese, cream
and seasoning. Pour cheese sauce over vegetables and salmon.
4. Melt extra butter in a small bowl on HIGH power for approx. 15-20 secs. Stir in breadcrumbs,
parsley and paprika. Sprinkle over vegetable mixture.
5. Cook on Combination: TURBO-BAKE 230˚C + GRILL 3 + LOW power for 10-12 mins. or
until golden brown.
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F I S H
Ingredients
450 g (1 lb) white fish
50 g (2 oz) butter
50 g (2 oz) flour
450 ml (3/4 pt) milk
300 ml (1/2 pt) white wine
450 g (1 lb) mixed seafood
6 gherkins, diced
15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh parsley
10 ml (2 tsp) dill
salt and pepper
F I S H
Ingredients
225 g (8 oz) tomatoes
125 ml (4 fl.oz) olive oil
30 ml (2 tbsp) tomato puree
2 onions, chopped
1 large leek, sliced
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1.2 ltr (2 pt) fish stock
salt and black pepper
150 ml (1/4 pt) dry white wine
4 sprigs thyme
small piece of orange peel
4 strands saffron
5 ml (1 tsp) chilli sauce
450 g (1 lb) cod, haddock or coley
450 g (1 lb) mixed seafood
4 large fresh prawns
bunch of dill to garnish
Ingredients
50 g (2 oz) butter
50 g (2 oz) flour
450 ml (3/4 pt) milk
100 g (4 oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
salt and pepper
pinch grated nutmeg
450 g (1 lb) frozen spinach
450 g (1 lb) smoked haddock fillet, skinned
50 g (2 oz) breadcrumbs
Bouillabaisse
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) casserole
Serves 6
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Skin the tomatoes and cut into four pieces, removing the cores. Place the oil and tomato
puree in a large bowl, heat on HIGH power for 1 min. and mix well. Add the onions and leek,
cook on HIGH power for 3-4 mins. or until soft.
2. Add the garlic, tomatoes, stock, seasoning, wine, thyme, orange peel, saffron and chilli
sauce. Heat on HIGH power for 3-4 mins. Skin the fish, cut into chunks and add to the
tomato liquid. Cook on HIGH power for 3-4 mins. or until the fish is cooked. Add the mixed
seafood and prawns and heat again for 2-3 mins. on HIGH power or until hot, taking care not
to overcook the fish.
3. Serve garnished with dill.
Haddock and Spinach Florentine
Dish: 20 cm (8") square dish
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray + low rack
1. Mix together the butter, flour and milk in a large jug and cook uncovered on HIGH power for
4-5 mins. or until the sauce has thickened, whisking every minute. Stir in half of the cheese
and season well with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
2. Place spinach in the dish and cook covered on HIGH power for 6-7 mins. or until cooked.
Place in a sieve and drain thoroughly, then place back into the dish.
3. Place the fish in a single layer on top of the spinach. Cover and Cook on HIGH power for
4-5 mins. or until tender.
4. Pour the cheese sauce over the fish to cover it completely. Cook uncovered on HIGH power
for 3 mins. then sprinkle the remaining cheese and breadcrumbs on top. Cook on GRILL 1
for 5-6 mins. or until brown and crisp.
Ingredients
25 g (1oz) butter
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 small onion, finely chopped
15 ml (1 tbsp) plain flour
15 ml (1 tbsp) curry powder
grated rind and juice of 1/2 lemon
300 ml (1/2 pt) hot fish stock
25 g (1 oz) sultanas
10 ml (2 tsp) tomato puree
30 ml (2 tbsp) mango chutney
450 g (1 lb) haddock, skinned and chopped
salt and pepper
75 g (3 oz) creamed coconut
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Fish Curry
Dish: large casserole
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Melt the butter in the casserole dish on HIGH power for 30 secs. or until melted.
2. Stir in the garlic and onion and cook covered on HIGH power for 3 mins.
3. Stir in the flour, curry powder, lemon rind and juice and fish stock. Cover and cook on HIGH
power for 3 mins. stirring halfway through the cooking time.
4. Stir in the remaining ingredients except the coconut, cover and cook on HIGH power for
3-4 mins. or until fish flakes, stirring occasionally.
5. Break up the coconut with a fork, then stir into the curry. Leave to stand for 5 mins. before
serving with boiled rice.
Meat and Poultry
Guidelines
DEFROSTED JOINTS
STANDING TIME
TURNING
If the meat has previously been frozen,
ensure it is properly thawed before cooking
by microwave. Defrosted joints of meat must
be allowed to STAND for a minimum of
1 hour. before cooking to ensure the centre
is fully defrosted.
Meat and poultry require a minimum of
15 mins. STANDING TIME wrapped in
aluminium foil after cooking by microwave.
Roast meat is always easier to carve after
STANDING and the meat will continue to
cook during the STAND TIME.
Joints and poultry should be turned over
halfway through cooking.
FAT
BONE
Large amounts of fat absorb microwave
energy and can cause the meat next to it to
overcook. Always choose joints that aren’t
excessively fatty.
Bone tips on legs of lamb and crown roasts
may need shielding when cooked by
microwave, to prevent overcooking.
SHIELDING
How to roast a joint by Combination
How to roast a joint by microwave
To roast basic joints of meat place the joint
onto the rack of a microwave roasting set
and cover with a dome lid. Alternatively use
a large, shallow dish and place the joint on
an upturned saucer and cover with cling film.
ROASTING BAGS
Roasting bags are useful when split up one
side to tent a joint for roasting by power and
time.
M E A T
A N D
Place the joint on Low Rack in Metal Tray and
place on Glass Turntable.
P O U L T R Y
Large joints may need shielding with pieces
of smooth aluminium foil after half the
cooking time to avoid overcooking on the
outside edges. Turkeys and large chickens
should have their breast meat, legs and
wings protected. Secure foil with cocktail
sticks and do not allow foil to touch the walls
of the oven.
How to cook small cuts of meat by
microwave
Some cuts of meat can be cooked
successfully by microwave although due to
their short cooking times and no heat
source, they will not crisp and brown.
They should always be cooked on a
microwave rack to lift them out of their
juices.
Do not use the metal twists supplied.
TIPS
Braised and stewed meat cooked in a microwave has a slightly firm texture and therefore it is essential to purchase good quality meats.
When cooking a casserole, place a saucer or small upturned plate over the meat to keep it submerged in the juices.
Crispy Bacon - place on a microwave safe rack (optional extra obtainable from cookware shops). Cover with a plain piece of kitchen towel to
minimise splatter. Cook on HIGH power for approx. 45 secs. per rasher, or until desired crispness is achieved.
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Ingredients
4 chicken breast fillets, skinned
100 g (4 oz) creamed coconut
45 ml (3 tbsp) lemon juice
30 ml (2 tbsp) soy sauce
30 ml (2 tbsp) vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
5 ml (1 tsp) ground turmeric
5 ml (1 tsp) five-spice powder
5 ml (1 tsp) coriander seeds
5 ml (1 tsp) cumin seeds
90 ml (6 tbsp) crunchy peanut butter
large pinch of chilli powder
M E A T
A N D
P O U L T R Y
Ingredients
4 chicken portions approx. 1.2 kg (21/2 lb) in
weight
5 ml (1 tsp) mixed herbs
salt and pepper
100 g (4 oz) streaky bacon
100 g (4 oz) button mushrooms
1 clove garlic, crushed
450 g (1 lb) whole shallots
30 ml (2 tbsp) brandy
300 ml (1/2 pt) red wine
300 ml (1/2 pt) chicken stock
Ingredients
350 g (12 oz) leeks, trimmed
25 g (1 oz) butter
30 ml (2 tbsp) plain flour
300 ml (1/2 pt) milk
225 g (8 oz) cooked chicken, chopped
100 g (4 oz) ham, chopped
175 g (6 oz) Gruyere cheese, grated
4 frozen individual garlic bread slices
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Coq au Vin
Dish: large casserole with lid
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Place all ingredients in casserole dish.
2. Cover and cook on Combination: CONVECTION 160°C + WARM power for 1hr 10 mins.
or until cooked through.
3. Remove skin from chicken pieces and skim off any excess fat. Thicken using a little
cornflour mixed with water. Serve sprinkled with chopped parsley.
Chicken Satay
Serves 4-6
Dish: 8 wooden skewers
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray + high rack
1. Cut the chicken into small chunks and place in a bowl. Place 50 g (2 oz) creamed coconut,
30 ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice and 15 ml (1 tbsp) soy sauce into a blender or food processor.
Add the oil, garlic, turmeric, five spice, coriander and cumin and blend until smooth.
2. Pour over the chicken. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours or overnight.
3. For the serving sauce: Crumble 50 g (2 oz) of creamed coconut into a large jug. Add the
peanut butter, 15 ml (1tbsp) of the lemon juice, 15ml (1tbsp) of the soy sauce, the chilli
powder and 300 ml (1/2 pt) water. Cook on HIGH power for 5-6 mins. or until the sauce boils
and thickens, stirring frequently. Turn into a serving bowl.
4. Thread the chicken onto wooden skewers. Place on high rack on metal tray and cook on
Combination: TURBO-BAKE 250˚C + GRILL 1 + WARM power for 15 mins. or until
cooked through, turning occasionally. Serve hot with sauce for dipping.
Creamy Chicken Gratin
Serves 4
Dish: 24 cm (9") round gratin dish
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray + low rack
1. Slice the leeks and place in a large bowl with the butter. Cover and soften on HIGH power
for 3-4 mins. or until softened.
2. Add the flour and mix well. Stir in the milk and heat on HIGH power for 4-5 mins. or until
thickened. Stir halfway. Add the chicken, ham and cheese then season and mix well.
3. Pour into the dish and top with the garlic bread slices. Cook on Combination: TURBOBAKE 230°C + GRILL 3 + LOW power for 15-20 mins or until piping hot and golden.
Ingredients
1 kg (21/2 lb) pork spare ribs
300 ml (1/2 pt) water
225 g (8 oz) can crushed pineapple
150 ml (1/4 pt) HP Fruity Sauce
15 ml (1 tbsp) brown sugar
45 ml (3 tbsp) soy sauce
5 ml (1 tsp) fresh grated ginger
Hawaiian Ribs
Dish: 20 x 25 cm (8 x 10") rectangular dish
Serves 2
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray +
high rack.
1. Place the ribs in a single layer in dish with the water, cover and cook on HIGH power for
10 mins. Drain.
2. Place all other ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Dip each rib in the sauce
ensuring they are well coated.
Ingredients
100 g (4 oz) plain flour
3 ml (1/2 tsp) salt
2 eggs
300 ml (1/2 pt) milk and water
25 g (1 oz) lard or dripping
450 g (1 lb) sausages
Dish: large casserole and lid
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Place oil, onion, green pepper and carrots in dish, cover and cook on HIGH power for
5 mins. or until soft.
2. Toss pork in seasoned flour and add to onion mixture. Stir in all other ingredients, cover and
cook on Combination: CONVECTION 160°C + WARM power for 1hr or until pork is tender.
3. Whilst cooking 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.
4. When pork is cooked uncover and place dumplings around the edge of dish. Cook
uncovered on Combination: CONVECTION 160°C + WARM power for 15 mins. or until
dumplings are cooked through.
Toad In The Hole
Dish: 25 x 18 cm (10" x 7") oblong tin
A N D
Casserole Pork with Herby Dumplings
M E A T
Ingredients
30 ml (2 tbsp) oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped
225 g (8 oz) carrots, sliced
450 g (1 lb) lean pork, cubed
30 ml (2 tbsp) seasoned flour
5 ml (1 tsp) ground bay leaves
5 ml (1 tsp) dried sage
salt and pepper
300 ml (1/2 pt) dry cider
Dumplings:
175 g (6 oz) self raising flour
75 g (3 oz) suet
pinch of salt
5 ml (1 tsp) mustard powder
15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh parsley, chopped
150 ml (1/4 pt) cold water
P O U L T R Y
3. Place on high rack on metal tray and cook on Combination: TURBO-BAKE 230°C + GRILL
3 + LOW power for 20 mins. or until cooked and crisping. Baste with extra sauce if required.
Turn occasionally.
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray +
low rack
1. Preheat oven on CONVECTION 220°C.
2. Sift flour and salt in a bowl. Add egg and half the liquid. Beat until smooth. Gradually stir in
remaining liquid.
3. Put fat in tin with sausages and place in the preheated oven until fat is sizzling hot.
4. Pour in the batter and cook for 30-35 mins. or until the batter is well risen and golden brown.
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Ingredients
M E A T
A N D
P O U L T R Y
700 g (11/2 lb) boneless leg of pork, cubed
225 g (8 oz) onion, chopped
450 g (1 lb) parsnips, sliced
1 garlic clove, crushed
15 ml (1 tbsp) ground coriander
5 ml (1 tsp) cumin seeds or ground cumin
30 ml (2 tbsp) flour
300 ml (1/2 pt) beef stock
300 ml (1/2 pt) apple juice
salt and pepper
Ingredients
Filling:
350 g (12 oz) braising steak, cubed
100 g (4 oz) kidney, cubed
30 ml (2 tbsp) seasoned flour
1 onion, chopped
600 ml (1 pt) hot beef stock
Pudding:
175 g (6 oz) self-raising flour
pinch salt
75 g (3 oz) suet
cold water to mix
15 ml (1 tbsp) cornflour
Harvest Pork Casserole
Dish: large casserole and lid
Serves 4-6
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Place the cubed pork, chopped onion, sliced parsnips, crushed garlic, coriander and cumin
in a large casserole dish.
2. Stir in the flour.
3. Gradually add the stock, apple juice and seasoning.
4. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 15 mins. Stir then cover and cook on Combination:
CONVECTION 160°C + WARM power for 11/4 - 11/2 hours or until the meat is tender.
Steak and Kidney Pudding
Serves 4
Dish: 1.5 litre (3 pt) casserole + 1.2 litre (2 pt) pudding basin
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Combine all filling ingredients in casserole. Place upturned plate on top of meat, cover and
cook on HIGH power for 10 mins. then SIMMER power for 60 mins. or until meat is tender.
Remove plate.
2. Mix flour, salt and suet together. Mix to a firm dough with cold water.
3. Roll out 3/4 of the pastry to line basin.
4. Remove meat with a slotted spoon and fill basin. Mix cornflour with water and stir into the
gravy. Cook on HIGH power for 2 mins. stirring once, or until gravy has thickened. Pour 60 ml
(4 tbsp) of gravy over the meat and reserve the rest for serving. Roll remaining pastry to form
a lid, moisten the edges and seal over the top of the meat.
5. Cook on MEDIUM power for 10-12 mins. or until pastry looks dry.
Ingredients
675 g (11/2 lb) braising steak, cubed
3 large onions, sliced thinly
1 clove garlic, crushed
30 ml (2 tbsp) seasoned flour
15 ml (1 tbsp) brown sugar
300 ml (1/2 pt) hot beef stock
300 ml (1/2 pt) light ale
15 ml (1 tbsp) wine vinegar
5 ml (1 tsp) mixed herbs
2 bay leaves
Topping:
8 x 2.5 cm (1") slices of French bread
15 ml (1 tbsp) French mustard
60 ml (4 tbsp) butter, softened
1 clove garlic, crushed
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Belgian Beef Casserole
Dish: large casserole with lid
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Combine all the casserole ingredients in dish. Cover with lid and cook on Combination:
CONVECTION 160˚C + WARM power for 1hr 30 mins, or until meat is tender. Remove bay
leaves.
2. Blend mustard, butter and garlic. Spread over one side of each bread slice.
3. Uncover casserole and arrange bread on top. Return to oven and cook uncovered on
Combination: CONVECTION 160˚C + WARM power for a further 15 mins. The casserole is
ready when the bread slices are crisp and golden.
Ingredients
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
15 ml (1 tbsp) oil
397 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
15 ml (1 tbsp) tomato puree
5 ml (1 tsp) mixed herbs
450 g (1 lb) mince
salt and pepper
Savoury Mince
Serves 4
Dish: 1.5 litre (3 pt) casserole dish
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Place onion, garlic and oil in casserole, cover and cook on HIGH power for 2 mins. or until
soft.
2. Place all other ingredients in casserole. Stir well.
3. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 10 mins. then MEDIUM power for 15-20 mins. or until
cooked.
Ingredients
1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
25 g (1 oz) butter
350 g (12 oz) cold cooked beef or lamb,
minced
300 ml (1/2 pt) hot beef stock
3 ml (1/2 tsp) Worcestershire sauce
15 ml (1 tbsp) gravy thickening
5 ml (1 tsp) tomato puree
salt and pepper
675 g (11/2 lb) potatoes, cubed
135 ml (9 tbsp) water
30 ml (2 tbsp) milk
25 g (1 oz) cheese
Serves 4
Dish: large rectangular dish approx. 27 x 23 cm (11" x 9")
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Add cheese and seasoning to the hot white sauce.
2. Cover the base of the dish with a layer of cheese sauce, then a layer of lasagne, followed by
a layer of hot meat mixture. Continue with a layer of lasagne then meat, ending with a layer
of cheese sauce.
3. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top and cook on Combination: CONVECTION 190°C +
SIMMER power for 20-25 mins. or until the pasta is tender and brown and crisp on top.
Shepherd’s Pie
Dish: medium casserole
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Place onion, carrots and butter in casserole. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 3-5 mins. or
until soft.
2. Add minced meat to vegetables and mix well. Mix together stock, Worcestershire sauce,
gravy thickening and tomato puree, pour over meat and season to taste.
3. Cook potatoes with water, covered on HIGH power for 7-8 mins. Drain and mash well with
the milk and spread on top of the meat, using a fork to make a pattern on top.
4. Sprinkle with cheese and cook on Combination: CONVECTION 190°C + WARM power for
approximately 25-30 mins. or until top is crisp and golden.
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A N D
Lasagne
M E A T
Ingredients
1 quantity of Savoury Mince
(see above)
double quantity of White Pouring Sauce (see
page 69)
100 g (4 oz) grated cheese
5 ml (1 tsp) mustard
salt and pepper
12 sheets pre-cooked lasagne
(or sufficient for 3 layers)
60 ml (4 tbsp) Parmesan cheese
P O U L T R Y
Variation: Chilli Con Carne
Add 396 g (14 oz) can red kidney beans drained, 5-10 ml (1-2 tsp) chilli powder, 1 diced green
pepper to the ingredients above.
Ingredients
600 g (11/4 lb) braising steak, cubed
45 ml (3 tbsp) seasoned flour
600 ml (1 pt) hot beef stock
45 ml (3 tbsp) tomato puree
30 ml (2 tbsp) paprika
5 ml (1 tsp) sugar
60 ml (4 tbsp) soured cream
Hungarian Goulash
Dish: large casserole + lid
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Toss meat in the flour. Combine all ingredients except the soured cream in casserole dish.
2. Cook on Combination: CONVECTION 160°C + WARM power for 1hr 30 mins, or until the
meat is tender.
M E A T
A N D
P O U L T R Y
3. Remove from oven and immediately stir in the soured cream. Serve with ribbon noodles.
Ingredients
15 ml (1 tbsp) oil
1 large onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
Spices and Flavourings:
10 ml (2 tsp) ground coriander
3 ml (1/2 tsp) chilli powder, ground cardamom,
ground cloves
15 ml (1 tbsp) garam marsala
15 ml (1 tbsp) ground turmeric
5 ml (1 tsp) ground cumin
30 ml (2 tbsp) flour
15 ml (1 tbsp) tomato puree
450 g (1 lb) shoulder of lamb, cubed
juice of 1 lemon
5 ml (1 tsp) sugar
25 g (1 oz) sultanas
pinch of salt
450 ml (3/4 pt) hot stock
Ingredients
1 aubergine, sliced
Salt
30 ml (2 tbsp) oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, chopped
396 g (14 oz) can tomatoes
30 ml (2 tbsp) tomato puree
350 g (12 oz) lamb, cooked and
finely diced
salt and pepper
Topping:
2 eggs
150 ml (1/4 pt) single cream
100 g (4 oz) cheese, grated
25g (1 oz) Parmesan cheese, grated
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Madras Curry
Dish: large casserole dish with lid
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Place the oil, onion and garlic in casserole dish. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 3 mins.
2. Blend in all the spices and cook on HIGH power for 2 mins.
3. Stir in the flour and tomato puree. Add all other ingredients including meat. Blend in hot
stock.
4. Cover and cook on Combination: CONVECTION 160°C + WARM power for 1hr-1hr 30
mins. or until meat is tender. Serve with boiled rice and lemon or lime wedges and
poppadoms.
Moussaka
Serves 4
Dish: 20 cm (8") souffle dish
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Place aubergines in a large colander and sprinkle liberally with salt. Stand for 20 mins. or
until bitter juices run out. Rinse well under cold water and drain.
2. Place oil, garlic, onion and aubergine in dish. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 2 mins. or
until softened.
3. Add tomatoes and puree and cook re-covered on HIGH power for 7 mins. Add lamb and
season, mix well.
4. Whisk eggs, cream and cheese together and pour over lamb. Sprinkle with Parmesan
cheese and cook on Combination: CONVECTION 190°C + SIMMER power for 15-20 mins.
or until topping is puffed and golden.
Pasta, Rice and Beans
Kedgeree
Dish: large casserole
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Place the rice and chicken stock in casserole, cover and cook on HIGH power for
15-17 mins. or until tender.
2. Place the fish in a shallow dish, sprinkle with lemon juice, cover and cook on HIGH power for
5-6 mins. or until cooked. Skin and flake.
Ingredients
40 g (11/2 oz) dried Cep mushrooms
50 g (2 oz) butter
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper
250 g (9 oz) Arborio rice
300 ml (1/2 pt) hot vegetable stock
12 basil leaves, torn
Lentil Biryani
Dish: large casserole
Serves 4-6
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Soak the lentils in cold water for 1 hour then drain them.
2. Place the oil and onion in a large bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 3 mins. or until
softened.
3. Add the ginger, garlic, turmeric, chilli and curry powder. Cover and cook on HIGH power for
2 mins.
4. Add the yoghurt, mushrooms, tomatoes, water and lentils. Cover and cook on HIGH power
for 25-30 mins. or until the lentils are tender and the liquid has evaporated.
P A S T A ,
Ingredients
100 g (4 oz) green lentils
15 ml (1 tbsp) oil
1 large onion, sliced
5 ml (1 tsp) grated root ginger
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 ml (1/2 tsp) turmeric
5 ml (1 tsp) chilli powder
10 ml (2 tsp) curry powder
150 ml (1/4 pt) natural yoghurt
100 g (4 oz) mushrooms, sliced
2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
300 ml (1/2 pt) hot water
50 g (2 oz) cashew nuts
450 g (1 lb) cooked basmati rice
Garnish:
hard boiled egg slices and
coriander leaves
5. Add the lentil mixture and cashew nuts to the cooked rice and mix thoroughly. Reheat on
HIGH power if necessary. Garnish and serve.
Wild Mushroom and Basil Risotto
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) casserole dish
A N D
4. Combine the soured cream with curry paste. Mix into rice then stir in flaked fish, onion, peas,
parsley, eggs and seasoning. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 5 mins. or until piping hot.
B E A N S
3. Place onion and oil in a small dish, cover and cook on HIGH power for 3-4 mins. or until
softened.
R I C E
Ingredients
175 g (6 oz) easycook brown rice
450 ml (3/4 pt) hot chicken stock
450 g (1 lb) smoked haddock
30 ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice
1 medium onion, chopped
15 ml (1 tbsp) oil
150 ml (1/4 pt) soured cream
15 ml (1 tbsp) curry paste
100 g (4 oz) frozen peas
30 ml (2 tbsp) parsley, chopped
2 hardboiled eggs, chopped
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Soak mushrooms in 300 ml (1/2 pt) warm water.
2. Place the butter, garlic and onion in a large bowl, cover with cling film and cook on HIGH
power for 3 mins, or until softened. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
3. Stir the rice into the butter mixture and add the hot stock and soaking liquid from the
mushrooms. Cover and cook for a further 5 mins on HIGH power.
4. Stir the mushrooms into the rice mixture. Cover and cook for a further 5 mins. on HIGH
power.
5. Stir and add the basil. Continue to cook for the final 5 mins. on HIGH power. Leave to stand
for approx. 10 mins and then stir with a fork.
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P A S T A ,
R I C E
A N D
B E A N S
Ingredients
1 large aubergine, cubed
salt
350 g (12 oz) tagliatelle, fresh
1 onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
397 g (14 oz) tin of chopped tomatoes
5 ml (1 tsp) basil
15 ml (1 tbsp) tomato puree
15 g (1/2 oz) butter
salt and pepper
8-10 black olives, stoned
100 g (4 oz) mozzarella, diced
30 ml (2 tbsp) parmesan cheese, grated
Ingredients
1 aubergine
2 leeks
1 red, 1 green pepper
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
45 ml (3 tbsp) olive oil
225 g (8 oz) pasta shapes
225 g (8 oz) fresh spinach
White Sauce
40 g (11/2 oz) butter
40 g (11/2 oz) flour
1 pt (600 ml) milk
15 ml (1 tbsp) mustard
50 g (2 oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
150 g (5 oz) Boursin cheese
50 g (2 oz) Cheddar cheese, grated for
topping
Ingredients
1 medium onion, chopped
10 ml (2 tsp) vegetable oil
2 medium courgettes, sliced thickly
1 red pepper, seeded & chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled & thinly sliced
1 small cauliflower, cut into florets
100 g (4 oz) dried apricots, halved
2 cloves garlic, crushed
425 g (15 oz) can chick peas, drained
3 ml (1/2 tsp) each: ground turmeric, ground
coriander, ground cumin
5 ml (1 tsp) paprika
2.5 cm (1") fresh root ginger, peeled and
finely chopped
salt and pepper
450 ml (3/4 pt) hot vegetable stock
chopped parsley to garnish
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Tagliatelle Toscana
Dish: deep casserole dish
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray + low rack
1. Sprinkle the aubergine with salt and leave for 20 mins, then rinse and dry.
2. Cook the pasta in 600 ml (1 pt) boiling water, covered, on HIGH power for 4 mins. or until
tender. Drain.
3. Place onion, garlic and oil in a bowl, cover and cook on HIGH power for 2 mins. or until soft.
Add the remaining ingredients except the mozzarella, tagliatelle and parmesan cheese,
cover and cook on HIGH power for 6-8 mins.
4. Mix the drained pasta with the mozzarella. Place in a casserole dish. Pour the sauce over the
top. Sprinkle with parmesan and cook on Combination: TURBO-BAKE 230˚C + GRILL 1 +
WARM power for 6-8 mins. or until golden brown and piping hot.
Roast Vegetable and Pasta Gratin
Dish: 25 cm (10") round shallow Pyrex® dish
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable +
metal tray + low rack
1. Chop all the vegetables into bite sized pieces and put in a roasting dish with the oil. Cook on
TURBO-BAKE 230°C + GRILL 2 for 25-30 mins.
2. Cook the pasta shapes in 450 ml (3/4 pt) boiling water on HIGH power for 5-6 mins or until
soft. Drain. Wash the spinach and tear into small pieces.
3. Make the white sauce as per instructions on page 69, add the mustard, cheddar and Boursin
cheese and stir thoroughly until smooth. Season well.
4. Mix the pasta, spinach and roast vegetables with the sauce and place in a large shallow dish.
Sprinkle the top with cheese.
5. Cook on Combination: TURBO-BAKE 230°C + GRILL 3 + LOW power for 10-15 mins or
until golden brown.
Vegetable and Chick Pea Casserole
Dish: large casserole dish
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Place the onion and oil in a large casserole dish. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 3 mins.
or until starting to soften.
2. Add the prepared vegetables, apricots, garlic, chick peas and stir in the spices, salt, pepper
and stock.
3. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 15-20 mins, or until vegetables are soft. Stir two or three
times during cooking. Serve with couscous or rice and garnish with parsley.
TIP
To prepare couscous: Place 300 ml (1/2 pt) vegetable stock in a bowl and 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) turmeric.
Cook on HIGH power for 4 mins. or until boiling. Add 175 g (6 oz) couscous and allow
to stand for 5 mins. Fluff up with a fork before serving.
Cheese and Egg Dishes
Serves 6
Muffin Pizzas
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + high rack + metal tray
1. Place Dolmio® sauce, sausage, garlic and onion in a bowl and mix well.
2. Arrange muffin halves, 4 at a time on high rack and toast on GRILL 1 for 3-4 mins. or until
browned.
3. Spread muffins with the mixture. Top with cheese, anchovies and olives.
4. Cook on Combination: GRILL 1 + WARM power for 5-7 mins. or until cheese has melted
and is beginning to brown.
Ingredients
25 g (1 oz) butter
25 ml (11/2 tbsp) flour
150 ml (1/4 pt) milk
3 eggs, separated
salt and pepper
75 g (3 oz) cheese, grated
Baked Soufflé
Serves 4
Dish: 15 cm (6") souffle dish
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray + low rack
1. Melt butter on HIGH power for 30 secs. Stir in flour. Cook on HIGH power for 30 secs.–1
min. Stir in milk gradually, whisk until smooth. Cook on HIGH power for 2 mins. or until
thickened. Beat well. Cool.
2. Preheat oven on CONVECTION 180°C
3. Add egg yolks one at a time. Season and mix in cheese.
4. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold into cheese mixture.
5. Cook on CONVECTION 180°C for 20-30 mins. until risen and brown.
Variations: Add to egg mixture before folding in egg whites:
1. 75 g (3 oz) cooked ham
2. 50 g (2 oz) mushrooms
3. 75 g (3 oz) smoked salmon, finely sliced.
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1. Preheat the oven on CONVECTION 180°C.
2. Prepare croissants by placing a slice of cheese and ham on each piece of dough before
rolling.
3. Place on a round baking tray, brush with egg and cook for 25-30 mins. or until golden and
cooked through.
D I S H E S
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray + low rack
A N D
Ingredients
150 ml (1/4 pt) Dolmio® sauce or Passata
100 g (4 oz) garlic sausage, cubed
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 small onion, diced
4 large muffins, halved
100 g (4 oz) cheese, grated
56 g can anchovy fillets
black olives to garnish
Ham and Cheese Croissants
C H E E S E
Ingredients
1 can ready to bake croissants
6 cheese slices
6 wafer thin slices of ham
egg for glazing
Ingredients
4 slices bread, buttered
5 ml (1 tsp) Dijon mustard
2 slices smoked ham
100 g (4 oz) sliced cheese
C H E E S E
A N D
E G G
D I S H E S
Ingredients
225 g (8 oz) shortcrust pastry
1 medium onion, chopped
15 ml (1 tbsp) oil
6 streaky bacon rashers, or
100 g (4 oz) ham cut into strips
2 eggs
150 ml (1/4 pt) single cream
salt and pepper to taste
50 g (2 oz) cheddar cheese, grated
Ingredients
175 g (6 oz) quick cooking macaroni
40 g (11/2 oz) butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
100 g (4 oz) bacon, chopped
40 g (11/2 oz) flour
600 ml (1 pt) milk
salt and pepper
5 ml (1 tsp) french mustard
150 g (5 oz) red cheese, grated
30 ml (2 tbsp) fresh brown breadcrumbs
Quiche Lorraine
Serves 4
Dish: 23 cm (9") metal tin
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Roll out the pastry and use to line the flan dish. Prick base of pastry with a fork, chill for
15 mins. Pre-heat oven to CONVECTION 210°C and bake the case blind for 20 mins. or
until cooked.
2. Place the onion, oil and bacon in a small dish. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 4 mins. or
until onion is soft. Drain and place in bottom of flan case.
3. Beat the eggs, cream, salt and pepper and pour over the bacon. Sprinkle with cheese. Cook
on Combination: CONVECTION 190°C + WARM power for 20-25 mins. or until just set and
browned.
Croque Monsieur
Serves 2
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray + high rack
1. Place the bread, buttered side up on high rack and cook on GRILL 1 for approximately
3-4 mins. 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 high rack and cook on Combination: GRILL 2 + SIMMER power for 1-2
mins. or until the cheese has melted.
Macaroni Cheese
Dish: large dish and jug
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray + low rack
1. Cook macaroni in 450 ml (3/4 pt) boiling water. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 5-6 mins.
or until soft. Drain.
2. Place butter, onion and bacon in a jug. Cover. Cook on HIGH power for 5 mins. or until onion
is soft. Stir halfway through cooking.
3. Stir in flour and cook for 30 secs. on HIGH power.
4. Gradually add milk, stir well and season. Cook on HIGH power for 5-6 mins. or until sauce is
thick and bubbling. Stir twice during cooking.
5. Add mustard and 100 g (4 oz) grated cheese. Add macaroni. Place the macaroni mixture in
a large dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and remaining cheese.
6. Cook on Combination: TURBO-BAKE 230°C + GRILL 3 + LOW power for 10-12 mins. or
until cheese starts to melt.
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•
•
Always cook vegetables in a dish that is
a suitable size. Use flat dishes not
basins. Always cover with microwave
cling film or a lid.
•
•
Cabbage should be shredded and
cooked by power and time.
Fresh vegetables require 90 ml (6 tbsp)
of water. For each extra 450 g (1 lb) add
an extra 90 ml (6 tbsp) of water and stir
halfway.
•
Certain vegetables i.e. broccoli and
asparagus, should be arranged so that
the tips are in the centre of the dish, as
these require less cooking.
•
•
If cooking potatoes with other vegetables,
only cook with other ROOT vegetables.
Never add salt to vegetables before
microwaving. Remember the flavour of
microwaved vegetables is much better
than boiled.
•
Jacket Potatoes
Before Cooking
Wash potatoes and prick skins several times.
Spread around edge of turntable.
Whole cauliflower should be cooked
upside down on MEDIUM power for
10 mins. approx. with 90 ml (6 tbsp)
water.
After Cooking
Remove from oven and wrap in aluminium foil
to retain the heat. Leave to stand for 5 mins.
Varieties of potatoes vary in their
suitability for cooking by microwave. We
recommend Maris Piper for consistently good
results. The cooking times given may need
adjustment for other varieties. The ideal size
of potato to be cooked by microwave is
175 g - 250 g (6-9 oz).
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V E G E T A B L E S
A N D
•
Root vegetables. i.e. carrots, swede,
should be cut into slices, strips or cubes.
Do not mix fresh and frozen vegetables
as the cooking times may be different.
V E G E T A R I A N
Vegetables and Vegetarian
V E G E T A B L E S
A N D
V E G E T A R I A N
Ingredients
15 ml (1 tbsp) oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 chilli, chopped
2 carrots, diced
5 ml (1 tsp) chilli powder
3 ml (1/2 tsp) cumin
175 g (6 oz) bulgar wheat
396 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
30 ml (2 tbsp) tomato puree
450 ml (3/4 pt) water
396 g (14 oz) can red kidney beans, drained
Ingredients
1 large onion, chopped
25 g (1 oz) butter
1 clove of garlic, crushed
225 g (8 oz) each of diced carrots,
diced leeks, diced courgettes
1 green pepper, chopped
150 ml (1/4 pt) hot vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste
300 ml (1/2 pt) prepared tomato sauce
175 g (6 oz) pre-cooked lasagne
225 g (8 oz) Mozzarella cheese
Ingredients
450 g (1 lb) leeks, sliced thinly
450 g (1 lb) potatoes, sliced thinly
150 g (5 oz) blue cheese
225 g (8 oz) Greek yoghurt
75 ml (5 tbsp) double cream
50 g (2 oz) brown breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
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Vegetarian Chilli
Dish: large casserole + lid
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Place oil, onion, pepper, chilli and carrots in a large casserole, cover and cook on HIGH
power for 4-5 mins. or until softened.
2. Add chilli and cumin. Stir in bulgar wheat, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and water.
Cover and cook on HIGH power for 10 mins. Stir in red kidney beans, cover and cook on
HIGH power for 2-3 mins.
Vegetable Lasagne
Serves 4-6
Dish: large deep rectangular dish
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Place onion and butter in a casserole dish, cover and cook on HIGH power for 3 mins. Add
vegetables and stock, re-cover and cook on HIGH power for 8-10 mins. or until vegetables
are soft. Season to taste.
2. Cover base of dish with a thin layer of tomato sauce, then a layer of lasagne on top followed
by a layer of vegetable mixture. Thinly slice 175 g (6 oz) of the cheese and layer on top of
vegetables. Continue layering until ingredients are all used ending with a tomato sauce layer.
3. Grate remaining cheese and arrange over top in 3 diagonal bands. Cook on Combination:
CONVECTION 190°C + SIMMER power for 30-35 mins. or until the pasta is cooked.
Leek & Potato Gratin
Serves 4
Dish: 25 cm (10") flan dish
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray + low rack
1. Place the vegetables in a large bowl. Add 90 ml (6 tbsp) of water, cover and cook on HIGH
power for 10-12 mins. or until the vegetables are softened.
2. Crumble or finely chop the cheese into a bowl and gradually blend in the yoghurt and the
double cream.
3. Drain the vegetables and arrange in a flan dish. Season and pour over the blue cheese
cream mixture.
4. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs, cook on Combination: TURBO-BAKE 230˚C + GRILL 3 + LOW
power for 10 mins. or until golden brown.
Roast Vegetable Parcels
Dish: round baking sheet
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray + low rack
1. Chop vegetables into 2.5 cm (1") chunks
2. Add garlic and oil, mix thoroughly with mixed vegetables. Place onto metal tray.
3. Cook on: TURBO-BAKE 220°C + GRILL 2 for 25-30 mins until vegetables are browned
and al dente.
6. Mix together the gruyère cheese, Boursin® and single cream.
7. Roll out pastry until it measures approx 16" square. Divide into 4 equal squares.
8. Place 1/4 of the vegetable mixture in the centre of the square and top with 1/4 of the cheese
mixture.
9. Bring the corners of the pastry to the centre, pressing the edges together. Seal with water.
Glaze with beaten egg.
10. Cook in a preheated oven on CONVECTION 220°C for 25-30 mins or until golden and
cooked through.
Ingredients
450 g (1 lb) potatoes
25 g (1 oz) butter
30 ml (2 tbsp) oil
Roast Potatoes
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Peel and cut potatoes into quarters. Par boil and drain (see page 48).
2. Place potatoes, oil and butter on metal tray. Cook on Combination: TURBO-BAKE 250°C +
GRILL 1 + WARM power for 25 mins. turning and basting potatoes during cooking, or until
crisp and brown.
Ingredients
1 cauliflower, trimmed
90 ml (6 tbsp) water
25 g (1 oz) butter
25 g (1 oz) flour
3 ml (1/2 tsp) French mustard
300 ml (1/2 pt) milk
seasoning to taste
Topping:
75 g (3 oz) grated red cheese
15 ml (1 tbsp) brown breadcrumbs
Cauliflower Cheese
Dish: shallow casserole
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Place cauliflower upside down in a bowl. Add water. Cover and cook on MEDIUM power for
10 mins. or until tender. Drain.
2. Melt butter on HIGH power for 15-30 secs. Stir in flour and mustard. Cook for a further
15 secs. Add milk gradually. Stir well and season. Cook on HIGH power for 2-3 mins. or until
sauce is thick and bubbling. Stir once halfway during cooking.
3. Stir in 60 g (4 tbsp) grated cheese. Pour the sauce over the cauliflower. Top with remaining
cheese and breadcrumbs.
4. Cook on Combination: CONVECTION 220°C + WARM power for 10-15 mins. or until
golden brown.
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5. Mix the tomato sauce with the cooked vegetables and pinenuts.
V E G E T A R I A N
4. Place the chopped tomatoes and puree in a heatproof bowl uncovered and cook on HIGH
power for 5 mins then MEDIUM power for 10 mins or until mixture is reduced in volume and
thickened.
V E G E T A B L E S
Ingredients
450 g (1 lb) mixed vegetables eg. sweet
potato, red pepper, leeks, aubergine,
courgettes, onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
200 g (7 oz) can chopped tomatoes
10 ml (2 tsp) tomato puree
25 g (1 oz) pinenuts
50 g (2 oz) gruyère cheese, grated
100 g (4 oz) Boursin® cheese
15 ml (1 tbsp) single cream
225 g (8 oz) ready made puff pastry
1 egg to glaze
V E G E T A B L E S
A N D
V E G E T A R I A N
Ingredients
350 g (12 oz) potatoes
45 ml (3 tbsp) natural yoghurt
10 ml (2 tsp) mango chutney
3 ml (1/2 tsp) cumin, coriander and
garam masala
3 ml (1/2 tsp) turmeric
10 ml (2 tsp) fresh coriander
pinch chilli powder
15 g (1/2 oz) sultanas
salt and pepper
Ingredients
1 large onion
4 sticks of celery
15 ml (1tbsp) olive oil
350 g (12 oz) sliced mushrooms
300 ml (1/2 pt) water
5 ml (1 tsp) Marmite®
3 ml (1/2 tsp) thyme
Pinch ground bay leaf
150 ml (1/4 pt) sour cream
Seasoning
Ingredients
100 g (4 oz) butter
225 g (8 oz) plain flour
50 g (2 oz) finely grated Parmesan
1 red and 1 yellow pepper, diced into 4 cm
pieces
2 medium courgettes, sliced
100 g (4 oz) aubergine, diced into 4 cm
pieces
15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
100 g (4 oz) soft goat’s cheese
3 eggs, beaten
75 ml (5 tbsp) creme fraiche or double cream
15 ml (1 tbsp) chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper
Spicy Potatoes
Serves 4
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) dish
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Cut the potatoes into large cubes and place in a large bowl with 6 tbsp water. Cover and
cook on HIGH power for 6-8 mins. or until soft. Drain and set aside.
2. Mix the remaining ingredients together. Add the potatoes and mix well. Serve either hot or
cold.
Mushroom Stroganoff
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) dish
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Finely chop the onion + celery and place in a bowl with the oil and soften on HIGH power
for 3-4 mins.
2. Add all other ingredients, except the cream, mix well. Cover and cook on HIGH power for
10 mins stirring well. When cooked stir in the sour cream and serve.
Goat’s Cheese Tart with Roasted Vegetables
Dish: 23 cm (9") flan tin
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray + high rack
1. Preheat the oven on CONVECTION 200°C.
2. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the
parmesan, add 2-3 tbsps cold water and mix to a firm dough.
3. Roll out and line the flan ring. Prick the base with a fork and allow to rest for 15 mins.
4. Cover the pastry with greaseproof, add baking beans and cook on CONVECTION 200°C
for 10 mins. Remove the paper and beans and cook for a further 5 minutes or until cooked.
Allow to cool.
5. Place the prepared vegetables on metal tray on high rack and drizzle with olive oil. Cook on
Combination: GRILL 1 + SIMMER power for 10-12 mins or until lightly browned. Turn
halfway during cooking.
6. Place the vegetables in the flan case and dot teaspoons of the goat’s cheese around the
vegetables.
7. Beat together the eggs and creme fraiche until smooth, add the parsley and seasoning.
Pour carefully over the filling.
8. Cook on Combination: CONVECTION 190°C + WARM power for 20-25 mins. or until set
and lightly browned.
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Sauces
CONTAINER SIZE
Always use a container or jug at least twice
the capacity of the sauce, to avoid boiling
over.
COVERING
DO NOT cover sauces when cooking.
STIRRING – IMPORTANT
Sauces/gravy should be thoroughly stirred
before, during and after cooking, to avoid
any eruptions and to result in a smooth
sauce.
REHEATING
Sauces can be made in advance and
reheated by microwave. Reheat on HIGH
power and stir halfway.
POWER LEVEL
Most sauces require HIGH Power for
cooking. Sauces containing eggs should be
cooked on SIMMER power.
WOODEN SPOONS
Do not leave wooden spoons in the sauce
when cooking. The wood may dry out and
burn. NEVER LEAVE metal spoons in the
sauce.
White Pouring Sauce
Ingredients
30 g (1 oz) butter
30 g (1 oz) flour
600 ml (1 pt) milk
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) jug
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Melt butter in jug on HIGH power for 20-40 secs.
2. Stir in the flour to make a roux.
4. Cook for 2 mins. on HIGH power. Stir and cook for a further 3 mins. Sauce should be smooth
and glossy and coat the back of a spoon.
Variations of White Sauce
Parsley
Onion
Cheese
Ingredients
30 ml (2 tbsp) custard powder
15 ml (1 tbsp) sugar
600 ml (1 pt) cold milk
Stir 60 ml (4 tbsp) chopped parsley and 15 ml (1 tbsp) lemon juice into sauce halfway through
cooking time.
Cook 1 small onion in the butter for 30 secs. on HIGH power before adding the flour and milk.
Stir in 75 g (3 oz) grated cheese at the end of cooking time.
Custard
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) jug
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Mix together the custard powder, sugar and a little milk to form a smooth paste.
2. Blend in the remaining milk, whisking well.
3. Cook on HIGH power for 4-6 mins. Whisk well halfway through cooking time and again at the
end.
Ingredients
3 egg yolks
30 ml (2 tbsp) white wine vinegar
100 g (4 oz) chilled, unsalted butter, cut into
cubes
pepper
Hollandaise Sauce
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) jug
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Place egg yolks and vinegar in a jug. Beat well.
2. Drop cubes of butter on top. Cook on HIGH power for 15 secs.
3. Whisk. Cook on HIGH power for 10 secs.
4. Whisk again and cook on HIGH power for 10 secs. Repeat 10 secs. stages until sauce is
thick and creamy.
5. Season and serve immediately with salmon steaks or asparagus spears.
N.B. This sauce must not boil or eggs will curdle.
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3. Add the milk gradually stirring continuously until well combined.
Pastry
P A S T R Y
Ingredients
225 g (8 oz) self-raising flour
3 ml (1/2 tsp) salt
100 g (4 oz) shredded suet
105 ml (7 tbsp) cold water
Ingredients
1 small potato, thinly sliced
200 g (7 oz) puff pastry
1 small onion, sliced
small apple, peeled, cored and sliced
salt and pepper to taste
75 g (3 oz) cheese, grated or crumbled, eg.
Stilton, Roule etc.
Glaze:
1 egg, beaten
Ingredients
350 g (12 oz) ready made shortcrust pastry
beaten egg to glaze
Filling:
350 g (12 oz) lean minced steak
1 medium onion, chopped
450 ml (3/4 pt) hot beef stock
15 ml (1 tbsp) tomato puree
5 ml (1 tsp) yeast extract (Marmite®)
salt and pepper
10 ml (2 tsp) gravy thickening
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Suetcrust Pastry
1. Mix together flour, salt and suet.
2. Add water and mix to a soft dough. Knead lightly until smooth.
Savoury Potato Plait
Serves 4-6
Dish: baking sheet (round)
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Cook potato in a shallow dish with 60 ml (4 tbsp) water, covered for 3 mins. on HIGH power.
Drain.
2. Preheat oven on CONVECTION 210°C.
3. Roll out the pastry to an oblong 25 x 27 cm (10 x 11"). Lift onto baking sheet. With a knife,
cut each side of the long edges diagonally at 2.5 cm (1") intervals, to give strips which will
become plaits.
4. Arrange layers of potato, onion and apple down the centre of the pastry. Season. Sprinkle
over the cheese.
5. Brush the pastry strips with beaten egg and fold alternately over the mixture to form a plait.
6. Glaze the complete plait with beaten egg. Cook on Combination: CONVECTION 230°C +
SIMMER power for 15-20 mins. or until crisp and golden.
Minced Beef and Onion Pie
Dish: large casserole + lid + 20 cm (8") pie plate
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable +
metal tray
1. Combine all filling ingredients except thickening in casserole dish. Cover and cook on HIGH
power for 5 mins. then MEDIUM power for 15 mins. Mix gravy thickening with water and stir
into meat. Leave to cool. Preheat oven on CONVECTION 210°C.
2. Roll out half the pastry to fit pie plate. Remove mince with a slotted spoon, reserving gravy
for serving and fill pie. Roll out remaining pastry for a lid and place on top of mince, sealing
the edges with water. Cut 2 slits in top of pastry and glaze top with egg. Cook on
Combination: CONVECTION 220°C + SIMMER power for 20-25 mins. or until cooked.
Ingredients
1 quantity of suet pastry (page 70)
75 ml (5 tbsp) seedless raspberry jam
milk to glaze
Baked Jam Roly Poly Pudding
Dish: 1 kg (2 lb) loaf dish
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Roll out pastry to approx. 23 x 32 cm (9 x 13").
2. Spread the jam over the pastry leaving 1cm (1/2") 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 place in loaf dish. Preheat oven on Convection 210°C. Cook on
Combination: CONVECTION 220°C + SIMMER power for 15-20 mins. or until golden.
Ingredients
225 g (8 oz) ready made shortcrust pastry
Filling:
45 ml (3 tbsp) cornflour
150 ml (1/4 pt) water
2 lemons, juice and grated rind of
100 g (4 oz) sugar
2 egg yolks
Meringue:
100 g (4 oz) caster sugar
2 egg whites
Apple Pie
Serves 4-6
Dish: 20 cm (8") pie plate
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Preheat oven on CONVECTION 210°C
2. Mix together sugar, cinnamon and sultanas.
3. Toss apples in lemon juice. Sprinkle sugar mixture over.
4. Divide pastry in half. Roll out half and line base of plate.
5. Place apple filling on top of pastry. Roll out remainder of pastry and cut to a circle for lid.
6. Seal edges, crimp and brush top with egg. Cook on Combination: CONVECTION 220°C +
SIMMER power for 20-25 mins. or until cooked.
Lemon Meringue Pie
Serves 6
Dish: 20 cm (8") flan dish
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray + low rack
1. Roll out pastry to line flan dish. Prick all over with a fork. Chill.
2. Cook on HIGH power for 3-4 mins. or until dry.
3. Place cornflour, water and lemon juice and rind in a jug. Heat on HIGH power for 2 mins.
Whisk until smooth. Add sugar. Cool slightly. Add egg yolks. Mix well. Pour into pastry case.
4. Whisk egg whites stiffly. Add sugar gradually – whisking after each addition.
5. Pile meringue onto lemon filling. Pre-heat oven on CONVECTION 190°C and cook for
25-30 mins. until lightly browned.
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P A S T R Y
Ingredients
30 ml (2 tbsp) caster sugar
5 ml (1 tsp) cinnamon
30 ml (2 tbsp) sultanas
2 cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
15 ml (1 tbsp) lemon juice
350 g (12 oz) puff pastry
Desserts
D E S S E R T S
Ingredients
1 cooking apple, peeled and grated
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 orange, juice and grated rind of
400 g (14 oz) mixed dried fruit
45 ml (3 tbsp) brandy
15 ml (1 tbsp) black treacle
50 g (2 oz) self-raising flour
pinch of salt
15 ml (1 tbsp) cocoa
5 ml (1 tsp) mixed spice
3 ml (1/2 tsp) nutmeg
100 g (4 oz) shredded suet
150 g (5 oz) fresh breadcrumbs
50 g (2 oz) mixed peel
50 g (2 oz) flaked almonds
2 eggs, beaten
Ingredients
150 g (5 oz) self-raising flour
pinch of salt
50 g (2 oz) caster sugar
50 g (2 oz) suet
1 egg
150 ml (1/4 pt) milk
30 ml (2 tbsp) jam or golden syrup
Optional: Add 1 tbsp of sultanas.
Ingredients
100 g (4 oz) butter or margarine
50 g (2 oz) light brown sugar
30 ml (2 tbsp) golden syrup
225 g (8 oz) rolled oats
450 g (1 lb) plums, stoned and thinly sliced
5 ml (1 tsp) ground cinnamon
Christmas Pudding
Dish: 1.3 litre (21/2 pt) pudding basin lightly greased
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Place apple and carrot in a large bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 5 mins. Beat well
to make a thick puree.
2. Stir in juice, rind and mixed fruit. Cook on HIGH power for 2 mins. Stir in brandy and treacle.
Stand for 5 mins. Beat in rest of ingredients.
3. Press into the pudding basin. Cover with greaseproof paper and cook on HIGH power for
4 mins. Stand for 5 mins. Cook on HIGH power for another 2 mins. or until just firm.
N.B. 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
tradionally steamed pudding.
Steamed Suet Sponge Pudding
Serves 4
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) pudding basin
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour and salt. Stir in sugar and suet.
2. Make a well in the centre and add beaten egg and milk.
Mix to a soft dropping consistency.
3. Put the jam in the base of the greased pudding basin and pour pudding mixture over. Cook
on HIGH power for 5-51/2 mins. until firm.
Plum & Oat Layer
Dish: 20 cm (8") ceramic flan dish
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4.
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Serves 6-8
Makes 8 slices
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray +
low rack
Place the butter, sugar and syrup in a bowl. Cook on HIGH power for 1-2 mins. or until
melted. Stir in the rolled oats.
Spread half the oat mixture into the dish. Arrange the plums over the top in overlapping rows
and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the plums and gently press down.
Cook on Combination: TURBO-BAKE 250°C + GRILL 3 + LOW power for 8-10 mins. or
until the mixture is firm and golden brown.
Cut into slices while hot, then allow to cool in the dish.
Pudding:
75 g (3 oz) plain chocolate
30 ml (2 tbsp) milk
175 g (6 oz) margarine
175 g (6 oz) light muscovado sugar
2 eggs
175 g (6 oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
30 ml (2 tbsp) cocoa powder
Sauce:
225 g (8 oz) vanilla flavoured toffees
150 ml (1/4 pt) milk
15 g (1/2 oz) butter
Ingredients
6 slices of bread, buttered and cut in half
diagonally
75 g (3 oz) mixed dried fruit
450 ml (3/4 pt) milk
3 eggs
25 g (1 oz) caster sugar
3 ml (1/2 tsp) nutmeg
Chocolate Saucy Pudding
with toffee sauce
Dish: 1.2 litre (2 pt) pudding basin
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Line the base of a 1.2 litre (2 pt) pudding basin with a circle of greaseproof paper.
2. Melt the chocolate with the milk on HIGH power for 1 min. and mix until smooth.
3. Mix the margarine and sugar together, add the cooled chocolate and eggs.
4. Add the breadcrumbs and cocoa powder and mix well.
Fill the basin with the mixture and cook on HIGH power for 6-7 mins. or until cooked. Leave
to stand for 5 mins. before turning out.
5. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by combining all ingredients in a large jug and cook on HIGH
power for 2-3 mins. or until smooth. Stir vigorously and pour over the pudding.
Bread and Butter Pudding
Dish: 20 x 25 cm (8 x 10") oblong, greased dish
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable +
metal tray
1. Arrange the bread and fruit in the prepared dish.
2. Warm the milk for 3 mins. on MEDIUM power but do not allow to boil.
3. Beat together the eggs and sugar, add the milk, stirring well.
4. Pour the mixture over the bread, sprinkle with nutmeg and leave to stand for 15 mins. Cook
on Combination: CONVECTION 190°C + WARM power for 15-20 mins. or until set and
browned.
Ingredients
4 medium sized apples
30 ml (2 tbsp) sugar
25-50 g (1-2 oz) mixed dried fruit
25 g (1 oz) butter
Baked Apples
Dish: 20 cm (8") shallow dish
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Core the apples and score the skin around the middle.
2. Mix together the sugar and fruit and fill the centres of the apples.
3. Dot the top with butter. Stand the apples in a suitable dish and cook on HIGH power for
51/2 -7 mins. Stand for 5 mins. before serving.
N.B. The apples will look quite green when removed from the oven, but they should feel slightly soft
when tested with a sharp knife. During the standing time, the colour will become dull and the apples
will be tender. The apples will overcook very easily, so take care to undercook slightly.
For 1 baked apple cook for 2-3 mins. For 2 baked apples cook for 3-5 mins.
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D E S S E R T S
Ingredients
Baking Guidelines
COVERING
MIXING/BEATING
Just as you wouldn’t cover a cake baked in a
traditional oven, NEVER cover your cakes.
Cakes cooked by microwave need to be well
mixed, but not over beaten. Generally it is
unnecessary to cream butter and sugar or
beat eggs in an electric mixer or food
processor. Do not attempt to cook
whisked/fatless sponges, or any cakes
containing whisked egg white.
DISH SIZE/SHAPE
Always use the exact dish size stated in the
following recipes, otherwise cooking times
and results will be affected.
Ingredients
175 g (6 oz) butter or margarine
175 g (6 oz) caster sugar
3 eggs
175 g (6 oz) self-raising flour
EGGS
The following recipes have been tested using
medium eggs. Using a different size of egg
may affect cooking times.
COMBINATION COOKING.
DO NOT use spring form tins, use smooth,
and preferably seamless metal cake tins.
Victoria Sandwich
Dish: 20 cm (8") cake tin, greased and lined
Oven Accessory: glass turntable +
metal tray + low rack
1. Preheat oven on CONVECTION 180°C
2. Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a time beating well after
each addition.
3. Fold in half the flour, using a metal spoon, then fold in the remaining flour.
B A K I N G
4. Spoon the mixture into the tin and level with a knife.
5. Cook on CONVECTION 180°C for 30-35 mins. or until cooked.
6. When the cake is cool, cut in half horizontally and sandwich together with cream and jam
and dust with icing sugar or fill with a filling of your choice.
Ingredients
225 g (8 oz) plain flour
pinch salt
10 ml (2 tsp) ground ginger
10 ml (2 tsp) baking powder
3 ml (1/2 tsp) bicarbonate of soda
100 g (4 oz) soft brown sugar
75 g (3 oz) butter or margarine
75 g (3 oz) treacle
75 g (3 oz) golden syrup
150 ml (1/4 pt) milk
1 egg, beaten
Ingredients
150 g (5 oz) butter
10 ml (2 tsp) grated lemon rind
125 g packet of cream cheese
225 g (8 oz) caster sugar
3 eggs, beaten
100 g (4 oz) plain flour
100 g (4 oz) self-raising flour
150 g (5 oz) sultanas
150 g (5 oz) glacé cherries
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Gingerbread
Dish: 18 cm (7") square tin lined with 3 layers of greaseproof paper
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Sift the flour, salt, ginger, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
2. Warm the sugar, fat, treacle and syrup on HIGH power for 30-60 secs.
3. Whisk the milk and egg together. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in
the liquid and syrup, mixing thoroughly.
4. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and cook on Combination: CONVECTION 160°C +
WARM power for 30-35 mins. or until just firm.
Fruity Cream-cheese Cake
Dish: 20 cm (8") round cake tin, lined
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray
1. Cream together butter, lemon rind, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Add eggs a little at a time beating well after each addition.
3. Fold in sifted flours, sultanas and quartered cherries. Spread mixture into tin. Cook on
Combination: CONVECTION 160°C + WARM power for 45-50 mins. or until cooked.
Ingredients
75 g (3 oz) self-raising flour
75 g (3 oz) porridge oats
50 g (2 oz) dark muscovado sugar
75 g (3 oz) butter
For the Topping:
25 g (1 oz) butter
3 eggs, beaten
175 g (6 oz) light muscovado sugar
150 g (5 oz) raisins
75 g (3 oz) dessicated coconut
1 lemon, grated rind plus 30 ml juice
Dundee Cake
Dish: 20 cm (8") round tin, greased and lined
Oven Accessory: glass turntable +
metal tray
1. Mix the chopped nuts, fruit, peel and flour together.
2. Cream the fat, sugar and lemon rind until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
3. Fold in the flour, fruit, peel and nuts. Spoon mixture into tin and hollow out the centre slightly.
Split the reserve almonds, and arrange on top. Cook on Combination: CONVECTION
160°C + WARM power for 40 - 45 mins.
Lemon and Raisin Flapjacks
Dish: 21 cm x 23 cm (8" x 9") Pyrex® dish, greased
Oven Accessory: glass turntable +
metal tray + low rack
1. Place the flour, oats and sugar in a bowl and rub in the butter. Press the mixture into the
greased dish and press until smooth.
B A K I N G
Ingredients
50 g (2 oz) whole almonds, blanched and
chopped, reserve 6 whole for decoration
100 g (4 oz) currants
100 g (4 oz) sultanas
100 g (4 oz) raisins
275 g (10 oz) plain flour
100 g (4 oz) chopped mixed peel.
225 g (8 oz) butter or margarine
225 g (8 oz) soft brown sugar
grated rind of one lemon
4 eggs
2. Cook on HIGH power for 3 mins. or until firm. Allow to cool.
3. Place the butter in a small bowl and cook on HIGH power for 30 - 60 seconds or until
melted.
4. Mix all the topping ingredients together.
5. Pour over the base and cook on Combination: TURBO-BAKE 250°C + GRILL 3 +
SIMMER power for 8 - 9 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Divide into equal pieces
and allow to cool.
Ingredients
225 g (8 oz) self-raising flour
pinch salt
5 ml (1 tsp) baking powder
50 g (2 oz) butter
25 g (1 oz) caster sugar
50 g (2 oz) sultanas
100 ml (31/2 fl oz) milk
beaten egg to glaze
Fruit Scones
Dish: baking sheet (round)
Makes 12
Oven Accessory: glass turntable + metal tray + low rack
1. Preheat oven on CONVECTION 210°C
2. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder together. Rub in fat until the mixture resembles fine
breadcrumbs. Add sugar and sultanas.
3. Make a well in the centre and stir in enough milk to form a soft dough.
4. Knead lightly. Pat out to 2cm (3/4") thick and cut into 10 rounds with a 5 cm (2") cutter. Place
on baking sheet, brush with beaten egg and cook on CONVECTION 210°C for 15 mins. or
until well risen and golden brown.
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P R E S E R V E S
Preserves
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT YOU
USE YOUR MICROWAVE TO STERILISE
BABIES’ BOTTLES.
STERILIZING JARS
DISH SIZE
Jam jars can be sterilized by microwave
ready for your jams. Half fill with water and
heat them on HIGH power until water boils
(approx. 3 mins. for 2 jars). Empty and drain
upside down on kitchen paper. The jars
should be warm when filled with jam.
Always use a very large pyrex bowl. DO
NOT attempt to use jam pans or saucepans
in your microwave.
DO NOT LEAVE JAMS UNATTENDED
DURING COOKING BECAUSE OF THE
HIGH SUGAR CONTENT.
DO NOT SEAL PRESERVING JARS IN
YOUR MICROWAVE.
If you wish to cook larger quantities than
given in the recipes below, revert to the
traditional hob method, using a traditional
recipe.
COVERING
To determine whether setting point is
reached, 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.
Ingredients
450 g (1 lb) soft fruit, washed
450 g (1 lb) caster sugar
30 ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice
5 ml (1 tsp) butter
Ingredients
4 lemons, grated rind and juice of
450 g (1 lb) caster sugar
4 eggs, beaten
100 g (4 oz) butter
Ingredients
450 g (1 lb) seville oranges
1 lemon
900 ml (11/2 pts) water
450 g (1 lb) sugar
knob of butter
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Do not cover preserves whilst cooking, apart
from if recommended in the recipe.
Soft Fruit Jam
(See details on page 37)
SETTING POINT
Makes approx. 11/2 lbs jam
Dish: large bowl
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir. Cook on HIGH power for 5 mins. (10-15 mins.
if using frozen fruit), stirring frequently. Continue to cook in one minute intervals until sugar
has dissolved.
2. Wash down any sugar crystals from around the bowl.
3. Bring mixture to the boil and continue to cook until setting point is reached – approx.
15-25 mins. Test regularly for setting point.
Lemon Curd
Makes 2 lbs
Dish: large bowl
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Place all ingredients in bowl. Mix well.
2. Cook on HIGH power for 1 min. Stir. Continue to cook in 1 minute stages until mixture starts
to thicken, then cook for 30 secs. at a time until mixture coats back of spoon. (The eggs will
curdle if overcooked).
3. The mixture will thicken on cooling. Pot into warm jars. Cover with a circle of waxed paper
and a jam pot cover.
Orange Marmalade
Dish: large bowl
Makes 11/2 -2 lbs
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
1. Grate oranges and lemon ensuring all the pith is left on the fruit.
2. Place the peeled fruit in a food processor and chop until the pips are broken.
3. Place the chopped mixture in a large bowl and pour over boiling water. Cover and cook on
HIGH power for 10 mins.
4. Strain the mixture through a sieve into another large bowl pressing the pulp well until all the
juice is extracted. Discard the pulp.
5. Stir the shredded rind into the hot juice and cook uncovered on HIGH power for 10 mins.
until rind is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the sugar until dissolved.
7. Cook on HIGH for 8 mins covered. Stir in the butter and cook to setting point 4-6 mins.
8. Leave to stand for 10 mins then pour into warmed sterilized jars.
Questions and Answers
Q
Q
Q
My microwave oven causes
interference with my TV, is this
normal?
A
My oven has an odour and
generates smoke when using the
CONVECTION, COMBINATION
and GRILL function. Why?
A
Sometimes warm air comes from
the oven vents. Why?
A
Some radio and TV 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, hair dryers, etc. It does
not indicate a problem with your
oven.
It is essential that your oven is
wiped out regularly particularly after
cooking by COMBINATION or
GRILL. Any fat and grease that
builds up will begin to smoke if not
cleaned.
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 isn’t an
airtight seal to the air therefore
steam can escape. There are no
microwaves in the air, or steam.
The oven vents should never be
blocked during cooking.
Technical Specifications
Rated Voltage:
Operating Frequency:
Input Power:
230-240 V 50 Hz
2,450 MHz
Max 2770 W
Microwave 1260 W
Grill 1360 W
Convection 1470 W
Output Power:
1000 W (IEC-60705)
Grill 1300 W
Convection 1400 W
Outer Dimensions:
510 mm (W) x 477 mm (D) x 304 mm (H)
Oven Cavity Dimensions:
359 mm (W) x 352 mm (D) x 217 mm (H)
Weight:
with internal accessories 15 kg
Weight and Dimensions are approximate.
Building-in
Your Oven
Model NN-A774 (stainless steel) can not
be built in, no Trim-Kit is available.
1.
In case of fitting into an oven
housing, please use Panasonic’s
Trim Kit.
NN-TKA70W - White
NN-TKA70M - Silver
NN-TKA70A - Aluminum
2.
Microwave ovens should not be
built into a unit directly above a
top front venting conventional
cooker. This will invalidate your one
year guarantee.
3.
A microwave which is built in must
be more than 850 mm above floor
level. Read Trim-Kit instructions
carefully before installation.
It is recommended that the
microwave oven is placed below a
conventional oven to avoid heat
damage to the facia of the
microwave.
However if it is necessary to install
the microwave above, then a gap of
at least 15 cm (6 inches) is required
from the top of the conventional
oven casing to the bottom of the
trim kit.
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 radio-frequency energy is intentionally generated in the form of electromagnetic radiation for warming up of foods.
Class B means that this product may be used in normal household areas.
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For proper treatment, recovery and recycling, please take these products to designated collection points, where
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products to your local retailer upon the purchase of an equivalent new product.
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.
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If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact your dealer or supplier for further
information.
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If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct
method of disposal.
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