Panasonic NNGD459W, NNGD469M Operating instructions

Panasonic NNGD459W, NNGD469M Operating instructions
Operating Instructions and Cookery Book
Microwave and Grill Oven
Model Numbers:
NN-GD469M
NN-GD459W
Important Safety Instructions - Before operating this oven,
please read these instructions carefully and keep for future reference.
Standard Conversion Chart
Weight
1/
2oz
–
15g
1oz
–
25g
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.
2oz
–
50g
Important Notice
3oz
–
75g
4oz
–
100g
5oz
–
150g
6oz
–
175g
7oz
–
200g
8oz
–
225g
9oz
–
250g
10oz
–
275g
11oz
–
300g
12oz
–
350g
13oz
–
375g
14oz
–
400g
15oz
–
425g
1lb/16oz –
450g
900W
E
The IEC (60705) power
output (watts)
The heating category for
small packs of food
Microwave symbol
Your oven is rated 900 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 ʻEʼ, 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 37-44 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.
Capacity
1/
2tsp
–
3ml
1tsp
–
5ml
1tbsp
–
15ml
1/
4pt
–
150ml
1/
2pt
–
300ml
3/
4pt
–
450ml
1pt
–
600ml
13/4pt
–
1 litre
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 01344 862108
Customer Care Centre 0844 8443868
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
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. This 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 donʼt expect to become a perfect
microwave cook overnight – some of the methods are
very different to those used in conventional cooking.
Home Economists program the ovens especially for the
UK market. The recipes are also 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
Home economists will provide friendly guidance on
queries relating to recipes and cooking in your
microwave. Alternatively, write to the address below or
contact us on-line at:
[email protected]
Or visit our website at www.cooking-corner.co.uk
The Microwave Test & Development Kitchen
Panasonic Consumer Electronics U.K
Willoughby Road
Bracknell
Berks
RG12 8FP
When writing, be sure to state your model number and
daytime telephone number.
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Contents
Safety Information
Unpacking your oven
Before using your oven
Care and Cleaning
Before using your oven
Oven Maintenance
Parts of your oven
Important Information
Microwaving Principles
General Guidelines
Containers to use
Control Panels
Letʼs start to use your oven
Setting the Clock
Using the Delay/Stand feature
Microwave Cooking
and Defrosting
Operating Instructions
Grilling
Combination cooking
Panacrunch Pan
Auto Weight Programs
Cooking & Reheating
Guidelines
Reheating Charts
Cooking Charts
Increasing/
Decreasing Recipes
2
3
4
5
6
6-7
8-9
10
11-12
13-14
15
16
17
18
19-25
17-25
26
27-29
30-31
32-36
37-38
39-44
45-56
57
Recipes
Soups and Starters
Fish
Meat and Poultry
Pasta and Rice
Cheese and Egg Dishes
Vegetables/Vegetarian
Puddings and Desserts
Sauces
Baking
Preserves
58-60
61-65
66-72
73-75
76-78
79-84
85-88
89-90
91-93
94-95
Other
Questions and Answers
Technical Specifications
Information On Disposal
96
97
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Important safety Instructions Read carefully and keep for future reference
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three
pin mains plug for your safety and convenience,
which may be marked, and rated, either 10
amps or 13 amps.
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:
A 10 amp or 13 amp fuse is fitted according to
the type of mains plug fitted.
The wire which is coloured GREEN-ANDYELLOW must be connected to the terminal in
the plug which is marked with the letter E or by
the Earth symbol
or coloured GREEN or
GREEN-AND-YELLOW.
Should the fuse need to be replaced, please
ensure that the replacement fuse has the
correct rating for the type of mains plug fitted
and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to
BSI362.
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.
Check for the ASTA mark
or the BSI
mark on the body of the fuse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If the fuse cover is detachable, never use
the plug with the cover omitted. A
replacement fuse cover can be purchased
from your local Panasonic Dealer.
Voltage & power
HOW TO REPLACE THE FUSE
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.
Open the fuse
compartment with a
screwdriver and
replace the fuse.
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.
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.
IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green-and-yellow: Earth. Blue: Neutral. Brown:
Live.
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Caution: hot surfaces
1. Children should be kept away from the
oven at all times and should only be
allowed to operate the oven in combination or grill mode under supervision due to
the temperatures generated. Ensure that
children do not touch the hot outer casing
after operation of the oven.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. The accessible parts may
become hot in use.
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.
This oven is intended for counter-top use only.
It is not intended for built-in use or use
inside a cabinet or cupboard.
Counter - top:1. Oven must be placed on a flat, stable surface 850mm above floor level. For proper
operation, the oven must have sufficient air
flow. ie 5cm/2" at
15 cm
one side, the other
being open;
10 cm
15cm/6" clear over 5 cm
the top; 10cm/4" at
the rear.
2. Guarantee
Your receipt is your guarantee, please keep
safely.
2. Do not place the
microwave oven on a shelf directly above a
gas or electric hob. This may be a safety
hazard and the oven may be damaged.
3. Cord
If the supply cord of this appliance is
damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or its service agent or a
similarly qualified person in order to avoid a
hazard.
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.
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.
4. Do not use outdoors.
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Before using your oven
1. 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.
CAUTION: Grill element and oven
will be hot.
NEVER OPERATE THE OVEN
EMPTY AS THIS WILL DAMAGE
THE APPLIANCE.
(Apart from in point 6 above or
when pre-heating the Panacrunch
Pan, see page 30).
The appliance must not be operated
by Microwave or Combination
WITHOUT FOOD IN THE OVEN apart
from when pre-heating the
Panacrunch.
Operation when empty will damage
the appliance.
This appliance is not intended to be
operated by means of an external
timer or separate remote-control
system.
This appliance is not intended for
use by persons (including children)
with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge unless
they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible
for their safety.
Children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with
the appliance.
2. 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.
3. Before Use
Before using COMBINATION or GRILL
function for the first time operate the oven
without food and accessories (including
glass turntable and roller ring) on GRILL1
for 5 mins. This will allow the oil that is used
for rust protection to be burned off.
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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. Failure to maintain the oven in a clean
condition could lead to deterioration of a surface that could adversely
affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
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.
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. Take care when cleaning
around the microwave feed guide.
8. It is occasionally necessary to remove the
glass turntable for cleaning. Wash the
turntable 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 with mild detergent and
hot water then dry with a clean cloth. The
roller ring may be washed in mild soapy
water. After removing the roller ring from
cavity floor for cleaning, be sure to replace
it in the proper position.
3. After GRILL or COMBINATION cooking
the ceiling and 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 GRILL or
COMBINATION.
4. 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.
10. When GRILLING or cooking by
COMBINATION some foods may splatter
grease onto the oven walls. If the oven is
not cleaned to eliminate this grease, it can
accumulate and cause the oven to
ʻSMOKEʼ during use. These marks will be
more difficult to clean later.
5. Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or
sharp metal scrapers to clean the oven
door glass since they may scratch the
surface, which may result in shattering of
the glass.
11. A steam cleaner is not to be used for
cleaning.
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.
12. Keep air vents clean at all times. Check
that no dust or other material is blocking
any of the air vents on the top, bottom or
rear of the oven. If air vents become
blocked this could cause overheating
which would affect the operation of the
oven and possibly result in a hazardous
situation.
After cleaning touch STOP/CANCEL Pad
to clear display window.
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Maintenance of your oven
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.
1. Service
WHEN YOUR OVEN REQUIRES A
SERVICE call your local Panasonic
engineer (0844 8443868 Customer
Support). 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.
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.
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.
4. Selected spares and accessories
These may be ordered direct; on line at
www.panasonic.co.uk or by telephoning the
Customer Care Centre 0844 8443868.
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.
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.
2. Only use the Glass Turntable specifically
designed for this oven. Do not substitute
with any other Glass Turntable.
3. If Glass Turntable is hot, allow to cool
before cleaning or placing in water.
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.
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.
7. While cooking by MICROWAVE or
COMBINATION, turntable may vibrate.
This will not affect cooking performance.
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8. The metal Grill Rack and Panacrunch Pan
provided must ONLY be used as
directed for Grilling 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 or unless
pre-heating the Panacruch Pan (see page
30 for details). FAILURE TO USE
ACCESSORIES CORRECTLY COULD
DAMAGE YOUR OVEN.
9. Arcing may occur if the incorrect weight of
food is used, a metal container has been
used accidentally, or the Grill Rack or
Panacrunch Pan have been damaged.
If this occurs, stop the machine
immediately. You can continue to cook by
GRILL 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.
Glass Turntable
The glass turntable and roller ring are the only
accessories used for Microwave Cooking.
See-through
Oven Window
Caution
Label
External Air
Vents
Grill Elements
Power Cord
Power Cord
label
Microwave
Feed Guide
(Do not
remove)
Control Panel
Identification
Plate
Roller Ring
Door Safety
Lock System
Pull Door Handle
Pull to open the door. When
you open the oven door
during cooking, the cooking
is stopped temporarily
without clearing earlier
made settings. The cooking
is resumed as soon as the
door is closed and the Start
Button pressed. The oven
lamp lights as soon as the
oven door is opened.
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.
Door Safety
Lock System
Grill Rack
Panacrunch Pan & Handle (see page 30)
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Important Information – read carefully
Safety
3. Christmas pudding.
Christmas puddings and other foods high
in fats or sugar, eg. jam, mince pies, must
not be over heated. These foods must
never be left unattended as with over
cooking these foods can ignite.
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 box.
Short cooking times
4. Boiled eggs.
Eggs in their shell and whole
hard-boiled eggs should not be heated in
microwave ovens since they may
explode even after microwave heating
has ended.
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.
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.
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.
This could result in a sudden boil over of
the hot liquid. To prevent this possibility the
following steps should be taken:
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.
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.
NEVER OPERATE THE OVEN WITHOUT
FOOD INSIDE ON MICROWAVE OR
COMBINATION, EXCEPT WHEN
PREHEATING THE PANACRUNCH PAN (see
page 30) OR DURING INITIAL BURN OFF
BEFORE USE AS DETAILED ON PAGE 4.
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.
2. Foods low in moisture.
Take care when heating foods low in
moisture, eg bread items, chocolate,
popcorn, biscuits and pastries. These can
easily burn, dry out or catch on fire if
cooked too long. We do not recommend
heating foods low in moisture such as
popcorn or poppadoms. This oven has
been developed for food use. We do not
recommend that it is used for heating non
food items such as wheat bags or hot
water bottles.
7. Lids.
Always remove the lids of jars and
containers and takeaway food containers
before you microwave them. If you donʼt
then steam and pressure might build up
inside and cause an explosion even after
the microwave cooking has stopped.
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Important Information – read carefully
8. Deep fat frying.
Do not attempt to deep fat fry in your oven.
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.
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.
14. Grilling.
The oven will only operate on the GRILL
function with the door closed.
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.
15. Fan motor operation.
After using the MICROWAVE or the
COMBINATION or GRILL the fan motor
may rotate for a few minutes 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.
Do not use re-cycled paper products, eg
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.
16. Containers.
Before use check that utensils/containers
are suitable for use in microwave ovens,
or can withstand heat from the grill. See
pages 13-14.
11. Reheating.
It is essential that reheated food is served
“piping hot”.
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. See
page 38 and 39.
Remove the food from the oven and check
that it is “piping hot”, ie 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, eg
lasagne, shepherds pie, the centre should
be cut with a knife to test it is well heated
through. Even if a manufacturerʼs 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.
18. Arcing
Arcing may occur if a metal container has
been used accidentally, if the incorrect
weight of food is used, or if the Grill Rack
or Panacrunch Pan 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.
12. Standing time.
Standing time refers to the period at the
end of cooking or reheating when food is
left before being eaten, ie. it is a rest time
which allows the heat in the food to
continue to conduct to the centre, thus
eliminating cold spots.
You can continue to cook by GRILL ONLY.
19. Maximum weight on turntable
The MAXIMUM weight that can be placed
on the turntable is 4 Kg (8 lb 14 oz) 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
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.
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.
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.
This is because these foods rely on dry external heat to cook correctly, do not attempt to cook by
microwave. Foods that require deep fat frying cannot be cooked either.
Boiled Eggs
Do not boil eggs in your microwave. Raw eggs boiled in their shells can explode and cause
serious injury
Standing time
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 11).
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General guidelines
Standing time
Dense foods e.g. meat, jacket potatoes and cakes, require a
STANDING TIME (inside or outside of the oven) after cooking,
to allow heat to finish conducting to cook the centre completely.
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MEAT JOINTS – Stand 15 mins. wrapped in aluminium foil.
JACKET POTATOES – Stand 5 mins. wrapped in aluminium foil after cooking by
microwave only.
LIGHT CAKES – Stand 5 mins. before removing from dish.
RICH DENSE CAKES – Stand 15-20 mins.
FISH – Stand 2-3 mins.
EGG DISHES – Stand 1-2 mins.
PRECOOKED CONVENIENCE FOODS – Stand for 1-2 mins.
PLATED MEALS – Stand for 2-3 mins.
VEGETABLES – Boiled potatoes benefit from standing 1-2 mins., however most other types
of vegetables can be served immediately.
If food is not cooked after STANDING TIME, return to oven and cook for additional time.
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. See pages 20-25.
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 or GRILL.
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General guidelines
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
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.
Starting
temperature
Turning and
stirring
Liquids
Checking food
Cleaning
All liquids must be
stirred before,
during and after
heating. Water
especially must be
stirred before and
during heating, to
avoid eruption. Do
not heat liquids that
have previously been
boiled. DO NOT
OVERHEAT.
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. Wipe with
a soft damp cloth,
always wipe the oven
dry after cleaning.
Avoid any plastic
parts, the roof of the
oven and door area.
Some foods require
stirring during
cooking. Meat and
poultry should be
turned after half the
cooking time.
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The colder the food,
the longer it takes to
heat up. Food from a
fridge takes longer to
reheat than food at
room temperature.
Food temperature
should be between 58o C before cooking.
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
Pottery, earthenware, stoneware
Everyday glass that is heat
resistant e.g. Pyrex®, is
ideal for Microwave or
Combination cooking.
DO NOT USE FOR
GRILLING on the GRILL RACK. Do not use
delicate glass or lead crystal which may crack
or arc.
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.
China and ceramic
Foil/metal containers
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 COMBINATION but not directly under the
GRILL.
NEVER ATTEMPT TO
COOK IN FOIL OR METAL
containers on Microwave
only as the microwaves
cannot pass through and
the food will not heat
evenly, it may also damage
your oven. Foil and metal containers can be
used on GRILL and may be used with care
during certain COMBINATION cooking as
long as they are not damaged or dented.
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Containers to use
Plastic
Many plastic containers are designed for
microwave use, but do not use for cooking
foods high in sugar or fat or for foods that
require long cooking times e.g. brown rice.
Only use Tupperware® containers if they are
designed for microwave use. Do not use
Melamine. Never cook in margarine cartons
or yoghurt pots, as these will melt with the
heat from the food. If heatproof they can be
used for COMBINATION cooking. DO NOT
USE UNDER THE GRILL.
Paper
Plain white absorbent kitchen paper (kitchen towel) can only be used
for microwave cooking e.g. 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.
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.
Cling film
Microwave cling film can only be used for covering food that is
reheated by microwave. It is also useful for covering food to be
cooked, but care should be taken to avoid the film being in direct
contact with the food eg. Do not line dishes with cling film. DO NOT
USE ON ANY OTHER COOKING MODE.
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.
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.
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Control panels
NN-GD469M / NN-GD459W*
(1)
(2)
(3)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(9)
(11)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
Display Window
Auto Weight Cook Programs
Auto Weight Combination Programs
Auto Weight Panacrunch Programs
Time/Weight Dial
Microwave Power Setting
Grill Setting
Auto Weight Chaos Defrost
Programs
(9) Delay/Stand Pad:
This can be used to delay a cooking
program for up to 9 hrs, or used to time
or for standing (non-cooking) time.
(4)
(10) Clock Pad:
Press the clock pad. Use the
Time/Weight Dial to set the clock (24
hr clock). Press clock pad again to stop
colons flashing.
(11) 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
(8)
time of day will appear in the display.
(12) Start Pad:
Press to start operating the oven.
(10)
If during cooking the door is opened or
Stop/Cancel Pad is pressed once,
Start Pad has to be pressed again to
continue cooking.
(12)
This oven is equipped with an energy
saving function.
Please Note:
* 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.
1. When in stand-by mode the brightness
of the display will be reduced.
2. The oven will enter stand-by mode,
when first plugged in and immediately
after the last operation has completed.
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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Letʼs start to use your oven
NN-GD469M / NN-GD459W*
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 24hr clock. Set time using
Time/Weight Dial. Press clock pad again. (See page
17 for details).
3 Press Grill Pad Once
(This procedure is to burn off the oil used for rust
protection in the oven.) - see page 4 on “Before Use”
for details.
4 Enter Time Using Time/Weight Dial
Turn Time/Weight Dial until 5 minutes is displayed in
the window.
5 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 and oven will be hot.
6 Demonstration Mode
This is to enable you to experiment setting various
programs. (The letter D will always appear in the
display window whilst operating the oven in
demonstration mode. 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 Micro power once, and stop/cancel pad 4 times.
“Demo mode press any key” will appear. To cancel
repeat the above operation.
7 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.
NOTE: To activate child lock, start pad must be
pressed 3 times within a 10 second period.
* 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.
If an operation is set and Start Pad is not pressed,
after 6 minutes, the oven will automatically cancel
the operation. This display will revert back to clock
or colon mode.
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Setting the clock
• Press Clock Pad
• Turn Time/Weight Dial
“SET TIME” will appear in the
display window, and the colon
starts to blink.
Enter time of day by using the Colon stops blinking. Time of
Time/Weight Dial. Turning the day is now locked into the
dial slowly will count up in 1
display.
minute steps. Turning the dial
quickly will count up in 10
minute steps. Set as a 24 hour
clock.
• Press Clock Pad
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 (10)
is
supplied.
3. This is a 24 hour clock.
Microwave cooking and defrosting
There are 6 different microwave power levels available.
Selecting Microwave Power Level
• Press this pad until
the power you require
appears in the display
window.
•
Press
once
twice
3 times
4 times
5 times
6 times
Power
Level
High
Defrost
Medium
Low
Simmer
Warm
Press Start
Pad
17
Wattage
900 W
270 W
600 W
440 W
250 W
100 W
•
Enter the cooking time by
using the Time/Weight Dial.
0-3 mins in 10 sec intervals,
3-8 mins in 30 second
intervals. From 8 to 30
minutes time counts up in
minutes. From 30 to 90
minutes time counts up in 5
minutes. (HIGH Power: up to
30 minutes). (Other Powers:
up to 90 minutes).
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:
Micro Power
level &
Time
• Set the desired
Cooking
Program, by
selecting power
level and time
required.
• Then Press the
Stand Pad.
• Set desired
standing time
using the
Time/Weight Dial
(max 9hrs). 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:
Micro Power
level &
Time
• Press the Delay
Pad
• Set Delay time
using the
Time/Weight Dial
(max 9hrs).
An “H ” will
appear in the
display to denote
hours.
• Set the complete
cooking program,
by entering power
level 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.
3. If the Delay Stand pad is pressed four times, this will turn off the auto guide
system. “Operation guide off” will appear once. The words will not now scroll in the
display window. To turn the auto guide back on, press the Delay/Stand pad four
times. “Operation guide on” will appear, and then the words will scroll again.
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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:
eg. 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:
eg. 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.
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Auto weight 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 must be programmed in grams. The weight starts from the
minimum weight for each category.
1. Bread
2. Meat Items
3. Meat Joints
• Select the desired program
by pressing pad once, twice
or three times.
• Enter the weight by turning
the Time/Weight Dial. The
display will start with the
minimum weight for each
food.
• Press Start Pad.
Program
Weight range
1. Bread
100 - 800g
(4oz - 1lb
12oz)
2. Meat Items
150 - 1200g
(5oz - 2lb
10oz)
Small pieces of meat, minced meat, chicken portions,
steaks, chops. Turn at beeps. Stand 15-30 mins.
3. Meat Joints
and Poultry
400 - 2000g
(14oz - 4lb 6oz)
Whole chicken, meat joints. Turn at beeps and shield.
Stand for 1 hour.
Suitable foods
Bread and rolls. Turn at beeps. Stand 10-15 mins.
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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 using the appropriate pads (See page 20).
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 pages 22 and 23).
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
2nd Beep
1st Beep
Turn or break up
or Shield
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Auto weight defrost programs
Program 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 eg. cheesecake. Stand for 10-15 mins.
Program 2
Meat items (mince/chops/chicken portions)
It is necessary for mince to be broken up frequently during defrosting and this is best carried out
in a large shallow dish. Chops and chicken portions should be arranged in a single layer and
turned frequently. Stand for 15-30 mins.
Program 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). Place
joints on an upturned saucer as below. Standing time of at least 1 hour should be allowed (rolled
joints may require longer) before cooking to ensure the centre is fully defrosted.
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.
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.
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
Separate chops and small items e.g.
bread slices where possible.
Chickens and joints of meat will
require shielding during defrosting.
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Defrosting guidelines
Break up small items e.g. minced meat,
frequently during defrosting.
Turn dense foods and meat 2/3 times
during defrosting.
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 “beepsʼʼ.
Shield if necessary (see point 5).
4. Minced meat/chops/chicken portions should be broken up or separated as soon as possible
and placed in a single layer.
5. Shielding prevents food cooking. It is essential when defrosting chickens and joints of meat.
The outside thaws out first, so protect wings/breast/fat with smooth pieces of aluminium foil
secured with cocktail sticks (see page 21).
6. Allow standing time so that the centre of the food thaws out.
(minimum 1 hour for joints of meat and whole chickens).
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5-6 mins
1½ mins
5-6 mins
350g (12oz)
250g (9oz)
100g (2)
500g (8)
1.4 Kg (3lb 5oz)
Pork chops
Bacon
Sausages
Whole chicken
30 mins
5-6 mins
5 mins
8-10 mins
60 mins
Place in a suitable dish or on an upturned saucer or
use a rack. Turn 3 - 4 times.
Shield if necessary.
15 mins
15 mins
30 mins
Place in a suitable dish. Turn.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate and turn 2-3 times.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate and turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate and turn twice.
700g (1lb 8oz)
Pork Ribs
10-12 mins
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer. Separate and
45 mins
turn twice. Shield if necessary.
15-17 mins
800g (1lb12 oz)
Lamb Shanks x 2
10 mins
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer. Turn twice.
8-10 mins
300g (11oz)
15 mins
Lamb Fillets
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer.
Turn twice.
20 mins
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer.
Break up and turn twice.
10-11 mins
12 mins
15 mins
Place in a suitable dish. Break up and turn
3-4 times.
500g (1lb 2oz)
500g (1lb 2oz)
Stewing Steak
16-17 mins
10 mins
2 mins
5 mins
Place in a suitable dish. Separate and turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate and turn twice.
Lamb Chops
500g (1lb 2oz)
454 g ( x4 )
Minced Beef
Beef burgers
5-6 mins
3 mins
4-5 mins
15 mins
110 g ( x1)
227 g ( x4)
Place in a suitable dish. Separate and turn twice.
12-15 mins
500g (1lb 2oz)
Sirloin/Rump Steak
60 mins
Place in a suitable dish or on an upturned saucer or
use a rack. Turn 3 - 4 times.
Beef/ Lamb/ Pork Joint
18-20 mins
700g (1lb 8oz)
1.0 Kg (2lb 4oz)
Standing Time
60 mins
Method
Place in a suitable dish or on an upturned saucer or
use a rack. Turn 3 - 4 times.
Defrosting Time
15 mins
Weight
Beef/ Lamb/ Pork Joint
Meat
Food
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.
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Food
450g (1lb)
Duck Breast Fillets
2 ½ mins
500g (1lb 2oz)
Shortcrust /Puff pastry
4-5 mins
2-3 mins
15 mins
10 mins
25 mins
Place on a plate.
Place on a plate.
Place on a plate. Turn halfway.
15 mins
Place on a plate.
5 mins
500g (1lb 2oz)
Cheesecake
350g (12oz)
60 mins
Place on a plate.
3-4 mins
350g (12oz)
Gateau
250g (9oz)
20 mins
Place in a suitable dish. Stir twice during defrosting.
9-10 mins
500g (1lb 2oz)
Soft fruit
Butter
1-2 mins
Place on a plate.
30-40 secs
30g (1oz)
Slice of Bread
Meringue dessert
10 mins
25 mins
Place on a plate. Separate and arrange during defrosting.
Place in a suitable dish. Stir twice during defrosting.
5 mins
15 mins
10 mins
10 mins
10 mins
15 mins
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer.
Turn twice. Shield thin edges.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate if necessary and turn twice.
400g (14oz)
450g (1lb)
20 mins
Place in a suitable dish. Turn twice separate if necessary.
Place in a suitable dish. Separate if necessary and turn twice. 20 mins
15 mins
Sliced bread
General
Prawns
Fish Steaks
10-12 mins
100-150g (4-5oz)
350g (12oz)
100g (4oz)
250g (9oz)
400g (14oz)
3-4 mins
8-10 mins
3-4mins
6-7 mins
500g (1lb 2oz)
Whole Fish x 2
Fish Fillets
14-16 mins
150-225g (5-8oz)
Place in a suitable dish. Turn twice.
20 mins
Place in a suitable dish. Turn twice.
10 mins
8-9 mins
20 mins
Place in a suitable dish. Separate and
turn twice.
17-18 mins
Standing Time
10 mins
15 mins
20 mins
Method
Place in a suitable dish. Turn.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn twice.
Place in a suitable dish. Turn twice.
3 mins
8-9 mins
10 mins
Defrosting Time
Whole Fish x 1
Fish
500g (1lb 2oz)
x1 150g (5oz)
x 2 350g (12oz)
x 3/4 500g (1lb 2oz)
Weight
Turkey Breast fillets
Chicken Portions
Meat
Using the grill
There are 3 GRILL settings:
High, Medium and Low.
•
Select GRILL power
Press once for Grill 1
(High), twice for Grill 2
(Medium) or three
times for Grill 3
•
Select Cooking Time
using Time/Weight Dial
(Max. 90 mins). (DO
NOT PREHEAT
GRILL)
• Press Start Pad.
Place food on Grill Rack on turntable.
Place a heatproof plate (eg. Pyrex®)
underneath to catch fat, drips.
The GRILL will glow on and off during cooking
– this is normal. Always clean the oven after
using the GRILL and before using microwave
or Combination.
Never cover foods when grilling.
Most foods require turning halfway during
cooking. When turning food, open oven door
and CAREFULLY remove Grill Rack using
oven gloves.
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.
Most meat items e.g. bacon, sausages, chops
can be cooked on the hottest GRILL 1 setting.
DO NOT attempt to preheat the GRILL.
DO NOT PLACE THE PANACRUNCH PAN
ON TOP OF THE GRILL RACK.
GRILL 2 and 3 settings are used for more
delicate foods or those that require a longer
grill time e.g. fish or chicken portions.
There is no microwave power on the GRILL
only program.
NOTE: The Grill will only operate with
CAUTION:
the oven door closed.
The Grill Rack must always be used with the glass
turntable in position. Remove Grill Rack from oven
by holding the rack and heatproof dish firmly. Use
oven gloves when removing accessories. The oven
roof and walls will be very hot.
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Combination cooking
When setting combination cooking it is possible to firstly set either the grill level or
microwave power.
If setting the grill power first:
•
•
Select Grill Power. Press
once for Grill 1 (High),
twice for Grill 2 (Medium)
or 3 times for Grill 3 (Low).
•
Once
Medium
600W
Twice
Low
440 W
3 Times
Simmer
250 W
4 Times
Warm
100 W
Press this pad until the power you require
appears in the display window.
N.B. It is not possible to set high power or
defrost power in combination mode.
•
Set the cooking time using the Time/Weight
Dial (up to 90 minutes).
Press Start Pad.
Or if setting the microwave power first:
•
3 Times
Medium
600W
4 Times
Low
440 W
5 Times
Simmer
250 W
6 Times
Warm
100 W
Press this pad until the power you require
appears in the display window.
N.B. It is not possible to set high power or
defrost power in combination mode.
•
Set the cooking time using the Time/Weight
Dial (up to 90 minutes).
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•
Select Grill Power. Press
once for Grill 1 (High),
twice for Grill 2 (Medium)
or 3 times for Grill 3 (Low).
•
Press Start Pad.
Combination cooking
*It is not possible to use High power on Combination, because the food would overcook by
Microwave before browning and crisping by the Grill.
Combination cooking is ideal for many foods. The microwave power cooks them quickly, whilst
the grill gives traditional browning and crisping.
Place food on Grill Rack on turntable. Place a
heatproof dish (eg. Pyrex® plate) underneath to
catch fat and drips.
The metal Grill Rack is designed to be used for
Combination and Grilling. Never attempt to
use any other metal accessory except those
provided with the oven. Place a heatproof dish
underneath to catch any fat drips.
Use the Grill Rack only as described and
ensure you DO NOT use if operating the oven
with less than 200g (7oz) of food on a Manual
Combination Program. For small quantities do
not cook by Combination, cook by GRILL or
MICROWAVE ONLY for best results.
Arcing** may occur if the incorrect weight of
food is used, the Grill Rack or Panacrunch pan
has been damaged, or a metal container has
been used accidentally. If this occurs, stop the
machine immediately.
The Panacrunch Pan is also designed for
Combination cooking. For best results the Pan
should be pre-heated before use. See page 30
for details on how to pre-heat and use the
Pan. The Pan is suitable for small savouries,
pizzas and pastry items which require a crisp
base. Use the Panacrunch Pan directly on the
turntable, do not place it on top of the Grill
Rack.
**Arcing is flashes of blue light seen in the
microwave.
CAUTION:
The Grill Rack must always be used with
the glass turntable in position. Remove Grill
Rack from oven by holding the rack and
heatproof dish firmly. Use oven gloves when
removing accessories. The oven roof and
walls will be very hot.
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Combination cooking
Some foods should be cooked on Combination
without using the Grill Rack or Panacrunch Pan
i.e. roasts, gratins, crumbles and puddings.
The food should be placed in a heatproof
non-metallic dish and place directly onto the
turntable.
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 Grill Rack
directly under the grill.
DO NOT use your own metal dishes or tins, as
the microwaves will not penetrate the food
evenly.
Do not preheat the grill on combination.
COVERING
NEVER cover food when cooking on a
Combination program.
For home-made savoury recipes e.g. Cottage
Pie, Lasagne, place in heatproof dish and place
dish directly on the turntable.
Supermarket convenience savoury dishes in
shallow foil dishes may be used with care on
Combination (not suitable to be used on Auto
Program). Take care that they do not touch the
oven walls or door. DO NOT use if they are
crushed or damaged in any way, as arcing may
occur and NEVER place on the Grill Rack.
CAUTION: The covering will melt or crack and
could ignite.
Foods not suitable for
combination cooking
Batter mixtures, e.g.Yorkshires, Choux
pastry, Toad in the Hole, Egg White
mixtures e.g. souffles, meringues, Frozen
pastry items, e.g. sausage rolls, Raw
double layer pastry pies.
The foods above should be cooked in a
conventional oven.
CAUTION:
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.
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Panacrunch pan
The ʻconceptʼ
Some foods cooked by microwave can become soft and soggy. Your Panacrunch Pan accessory
will brown and crisp pizzas, quiches, pies, and breaded products just as a conventional oven.
Your Panasonic Panacrunch Pan works by absorbing microwave energy and transferring this as
heat to crisp the base of the food. The microwave oven then heats up the food directly and
browns the top of the food by the grill.
The heating effect of the Panacrunch Pan is maximised by the non-stick surface.
Using the panacrunch pan
(Manual operation)
Notes:
1. Do not pre-heat the pan for more than 8
minutes.
• For best results, pre-heat the pan
2. Always place the pan in the centre of the
Turntable and ensure it does not touch the
wall of the oven cavity.
Failure to do so, may cause sparking which
would damage the cavity.
before using. Place directly on the Glass
Turntable and pre-heat on Combination
GRILL 1 + MEDIUM Micro for 4 minutes.
To assist browning, brush the food with oil
for items such as meat chops and chicken
pieces.
3. Always use the pan on the Glass Turntable.
Do not use with the Wire Rack.
• Remove the pan from the oven and place
the food in the pan. Use the Panacrunch
Pan handle or oven gloves as the pan will
be very hot. For best results, it is important
that the food is placed in the pan immediately after pre-heating. Performance cannot
be guaranteed with a time delay.
4. Always use the Panacrunch Pan handle or
oven gloves when handling the hot pan.
5. Ensure all food packaging is removed
before cooking.
6. Do not place any heat-sensitive materials
on the hot pan as this may cause burning.
• Place the pan on the Glass Turntable and
7. The pan can be used in a conventional
oven.
cook according to the guidelines shown in
the re-heating and cooking charts
(pages 39-56).
8. For best results, use the pan on
COMBINATION GRILL and MICROWAVE.
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Panacrunch pan
Care of the pan
• Never use any sharp utensils on the pan as this will damage the non-stick surface.
• After use, wash the pan in hot soapy water and rinse in hot water. Do not use any abrasive
cleaning substances or scouring pads as this will damage the surface of the pan.
• The pan is dishwasher safe.
Panacrunch Auto Weight programs
It is necessary to preheat the Panacrunch pan for the Panacrunch programs.
To perform this operation, use the following sequence:(Note: Program 6 cook bacon does not require the Panacrunch Pan to be preheated).
1.
Select the desired program and
place the Panacrunch Pan in the
oven directly on the Turntable.
Pizza Pan will appear in the
window.
3. Enter the weight of the food using
the Time/Weight Dial.
2. Press the Start Pad to pre-heat the
Panacrunch Pan. A “P” will appear in the
display window. When the oven is preheated the oven will beep and the “P” will
flash. Open the door and place the food in
the Panacrunch. Set weight appears in the
window.
4. Press Start Pad.
Cooking time appears in the window.
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Auto weight cook programs
This feature allows you to cook or reheat foods by setting the weight only. The oven determines
the Microwave power level and/or Grill level, then the cooking time automatically. Select the
category of food and then just enter the weight. The weight must be entered in grams.
or
• Select the desired Auto
Weight Program, by
pressing the Auto Weight
program pads.
• Enter the weight by
turning the Time/Weight
Dial. Turning the dial slowly
will count up in 10g steps.
Turning the dial quickly will
count up in 100g steps.
• Press Start Pad.
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 on page 33).
2. Only use the accessories as indicated.
3. Do NOT cover food on Auto Combi or Panacrunch programs, as they use the grill 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.
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
Grill
Grill rack
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Panacrunch pan
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Press Once
Press Twice
Press 3 Times
Press 4 Times
Press 5 Times
Press 6 Times
1. Jacket Potatoes
2. Frozen Potato Products
3. Chilled Pizza
4. Frozen Pizza
5. Reheat Pastry
6. Cook Bacon
Press Once
1. Fresh Chicken Pieces
Press Twice
Press 3 Times
3. Fresh Fish
2. Chilled Crispy Top
Press Twice
2. Frozen Vegetables
Number Presses
Press Once
Pad
1. Fresh Vegetables
Program
30g (1oz)
100g (4oz)
100g (4oz)
100g (4oz)
100g (4oz)
200g (7oz)
300g (11oz)
200g (7oz)
100g (4oz)
100g (4oz)
100g (4oz)
Minimum
200g (8oz)
650g (1 lb 7oz)
600g (1 lb 5oz)
600g (1 lb 5oz)
600g (1 lb 5oz)
1500g (3lb 5oz)
600g (1 lb 5oz)
1000g (2lb 2oz)
800g (1 lb 12oz)
800g (1 lb 12oz)
800g (1 lb 12oz)
Maximum
Minimum/Maximum weights to use on auto weight programs
Auto weight cook programs
Auto Programs must ONLY be used for the foods described below. Auto Weight Cook Programs
use Microwave power only, Auto Weight Combi and Auto Weight Panacrunch programs use
Combination of Grill and Microwave. Place food off centre, unless stated otherwise.
1 Fresh Vegetables
To cook FRESH vegetables. Place prepared
vegetables into a shallow container on Glass
Turntable. Add 15ml (1tbsp) of water per 100g
(4oz) vegetables. Cover with pierced cling film
or lid. Press the Auto Weight Cook program
once. Enter the weight. Press START.
M
2 Frozen Vegetables
To cook FROZEN vegetables. Place
vegetables into a bowl on glass turntable. Add
30-60ml water (2 - 4 tbsp). Cover with pierced
cling film or lid. Press the Auto Weight Cook
program pad twice. Enter the weight. Press
START.
M
3 Fresh Fish
To cook FRESH fish. Shield the thinner
portions. Place in a shallow container on
Glass Turntable. Add 15ml (1tbsp) liquid.
Cover with pierced cling film or lid. Press the
Auto Weight Cook program pad 3 times.
Enter the weight. Press START. Very thick
pieces of fish may need longer cooking time.
M
M
C
= Microwave cooking only
= Combination of Grill and Microwave cooking
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Auto weight combi programs
1 Fresh Chicken Pieces
For cooking and browning fresh chicken
quarters eg. leg quarters, breast quarters with
bone. DO NOT use for drumsticks, boneless
breasts or thighs. Place chicken in heatproof
dish on Glass Turntable. Press the Auto Combi
Pad once. Enter the weight.
Press START.
For even cooking spread chicken out well.
DO NOT COVER.
C
For reheating and browning frozen cooked
purchased savoury dishes eg. Lasagne or
Shepherds Pie. Remove any lid or covering. If
in a foil container transfer to a similar sized
heatproof dish and place on Glass Turntable. If
using heatproof plastic based dish that food is
purchased in, take care and support
underneath when removing. Press the Auto
Combi Pad twice. Enter weight. Press START.
DO NOT COVER. Stand for 1 minute before
serving. Ensure food is piping hot.
2 Chilled Crispy Top
C
Auto Weight Panacrunch Programs
1 Jacket Potatoes
To cook jacket potatoes choose medium sized
potatoes 200-250g (7-9oz). Wash and dry and
prick with a fork several times. Press the
Panacrunch Pad once. Place Panacrunch Pan
in the oven, directly on Glass Turntable. Press
START pad to pre-heat the pan. After
preheating place the potatoes around the
edge of the pan. Enter total weight, press
START. DO NOT COVER.
C
2 Frozen Potato Products
To cook FROZEN potato products. eg. Hash
Browns, Croquettes, etc., that are suitable for
GRILLING. Press the Panacrunch pad twice.
Place Panacrunch Pan in the oven, directly
on Glass Turntable. Press the START Pad to
pre-heat the pan. After pre-heating place the
potato products in the Panacrunch Pan.
Enter weight, press START. For best results,
cook in a single layer. DO NOT COVER.
Turn during cooking.
C
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Auto weight Panacrunch programs
3 Chilled Pizza
For reheating, crisping the base and
browning the top of a chilled purchased
pizza. Remove all packaging. Press the
Panacrunch Pad 3 times. Place Panacrunch
Pan in the oven directly on Glass Turntable.
Press START to pre-heat the pan. After
pre-heating place the pizza in the pan. Enter
weight, press START. DO NOT COVER.
C
4 Frozen Pizza
For reheating, crisping the base and browning
the top of a frozen purchased pizza. Remove
all packaging. Press the Panacrunch Pad 4
times. Place Panacrunch Pan in the oven
directly on Glass Turntable. Press START to
pre-heat the pan. After pre-heating place the
pizza in the pan. Enter weight. Press START.
DO NOT COVER.
C
5 Reheat Pastry
For reheating chilled (NOT frozen) precooked
pastry items eg. meat or vegetable pies,
sausage rolls or pasties. Do not use for large
deep filled family pies. Press the Panacrunch
Pad 5 times. Place Panacrunch Pan in the
oven, directly on Glass Turntable. Press
START to pre-heat the pan. After pre-heating
place the pastry items in the pan. Enter
weight. Press Start. DO NOT COVER.
C
C
6 Cook Bacon
To cook bacon, use either back or middle.
Place bacon in Panacrunch pan and place
directly on the glass turntable. Place the
Panacrunch pad 6 times, enter weight and
press start. DO NOT COVER.
DO NOT TURN. This program is not suitable
for streaky bacon.
C
M
C
= Microwave cooking only
= Combination of Grill and Microwave cooking
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Cooking and reheating guidelines
Most foods reheat very quickly in your oven by HIGH power. Meals can be brought back to
serving temperature in just minutes and will taste freshly cooked 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 39-56 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 manufacturerʼs 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
Everyoneʼs 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.
Casseroles
Stir halfway through and again at the end of
heating.
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Cooking and reheating guidelines
CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS AND
LIQUIDS - CAUTION
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.
Take great care when reheating these items.
See Page 8.
Do not leave unattended.
Do not add extra alcohol.
BABIESʼ 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 39)
N.B. Liquid at top of bottle will be much hotter
than at bottom and bottle must be shaken
thoroughly.
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Time to Select
(approx)
The heating category for small
packs of food
E
Instructions/Guidelines
Microwave symbol
The IEC (60705) power output
(watts)*
900W
39
400/415g HIGH Micro
3 mins
21/2-3 mins
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl and stir in one can of water.
Cover and place on glass turntable stirring halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl on glass turntable.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
* Pre-heat Panacrunch Pan on GRILL 1 + MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins.
HIGH Micro
415g
Healthy Option
Luxury/Vegetable
/Broth/Creamed
5 mins
50-60 secs
2 1/2 - 3 mins
1-1 1/2 mins
1 min
21/2-3 mins
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
3 mins
2 1/2 -3 mins
11/2 mins
2 1/2 -3 mins
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
295g
Condensed
400g
400g
200g
Spaghetti
400g
CANNED PUDDINGS
150g
Rice Pudding
425g
Sponge Pudding
300g
150g
Custard
500g
CANNED SOUPS
CANNED PASTA
Ravioli
Macaroni Cheese
BREAD – Pre-cooked – Fresh – N.B. Breads reheated by Microwave will have a soft base.
Place on micro-safe plate on glass turntable. Do not cover.
Croissants/Brioche 1
HIGH Micro
15-20 secs
Place on micro-safe plate on glass turntable. Do not cover.
4
HIGH Micro
30-40 secs
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
any
Grill 1 + Medium Micro 2-3 mins
BABIES BOTTLES - CAUTION
After heating by Microwave liquid at the top of a bottle will be much hotter than at the bottom of the bottle and must be shaken thoroughly before checking the
temperature. When testing the temperature of the milk, squirt a little onto your inner wrist. The milk droplets on your skin should feel warm, not hot.
For 250ml of milk from fridge temperature, remove top and teat. Heat on HIGH Power for 30 secs. CHECK CAREFULLY
For 100ml of milk from fridge temperature, remove top and teat. Heat on HIGH Power for 10-15 secs. CHECK CAREFULLY
Food
Weight/ Power
Quantity Level
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.
The times given in the charts below are a guideline only, and will vary depending on STARTING temperature, dish size etc.
Reheating charts
220g
300g
400g
290g
Butter Beans
Carrots, sliced
Kidney Beans
Mushrooms
40
70-80 secs
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
200g
325g
400g
250ml
500ml
1 portion
2 portion
CHILLED SOUP
Tomatoes
Sweetcorn
2 mins
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
4-5 mins
11/2 -21/2 mins
2 mins
2 mins
11/2-2 mins
1 1/2 mins
300g
HIGH Micro
Peas, marrowfat
HIGH Micro
200g
300g
Peas, garden
2-2 1/2 mins
1 min
11/2-2 mins
21/2-3 mins
2 mins
1-11/2 mins
2-21/2 mins
2 1/2 mins
2 1/2-3 mins
1 1/2-2 mins
Time to Select
(approx)
Peas, petit pois
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
Power
Level
300g
140g
300g
Broad Beans
Peas, mushy
425g
415g
200g
Weight/
Quantity
Baked Beans with
Sausages
Baked Beans
CANNED VEGETABLES
Food
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl, cover and place on glass turntable.
Place in a heatproof bowl, cover and place on glass turntable.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl, cover and place on glass turntable.
Place in a heatproof bowl, cover and place on glass turntable.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl, cover and place on glass turntable.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl, cover and place on glass turntable.
Place in a heatproof bowl, cover and place on glass turntable.
Place in a heatproof bowl, cover and place on glass turntable.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in a heatproof bowl and cover. Place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Instructions/Guidelines
Reheating charts
Weight/
Quantity
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
1 Mug Cold Coffee/Tea 235ml
235ml
HIGH Micro
568ml
(1 pt)
1 Jug Cold Milk
1 Mug Cold Milky
Coffee
HIGH Micro
235ml
1 Mug Cold Milk
DRINKS
HIGH Micro
1
1
Small- child portion
Power
Level
Large- adult portion
PLATED MEAL - room temperature
Food
1 1/2 mins
1 min 40 secs
4 mins
1 1/2-2 mins
3-4 mins
2-3 mins
Time to Select
(approx)
Place in a heatproof mug on glass turntable. Stir halfway and after reheating.
Place in a heatproof mug on glass turntable. Stir halfway and after reheating.
Place in a heatproof jug on glass turntable. Stir halfway and after
reheating.
Place in a heatproof mug on glass turntable. Stir halfway and after reheating.
Cover and place on glass turntable.
Cover and place on glass turntable.
Instructions/Guidelines
Reheating charts
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HIGH Micro
42
HIGH Micro
40 secs
20-30 secs
15-20 secs
3-4 mins
4-5 mins
Pierce film lid and place on glass turntable.
Pierce film lid and place on glass turntable.
Pierce film lid and place on glass turntable.
Pierce film lid and place on glass turntable.
Place on micro-safe plate on glass turntable.
Place on micro-safe plate on glass turntable.
Caution, filling will be hot!
Place on micro-safe on glass turntable. Take out of foil case.
Place pan directly on glass turntable
Caution, filling will be hot!
Place on glass turntable.
Place on glass turntable. Stir halfway.
Place in large jug on glass turntable. Cover and stir halfway.
Place on glass turntable. Stir halfway.
1.2 kg
500g
HIGH Micro or
GRILL 1+ SIMMER
Micro
GRILL 1 + SIMMER
Micro
* Preheat Panacrunch Pan on GRILL 1 + MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins
Cottage/Shepherds Pie
22-24 mins
5-6 mins
13-15 mins
Place on glass turntable
Place on glass turntable. Cover and pierce clingfilm.
Place on glass turntable
READY MEALS - CHILLED
Transfer food from foil container to a similar sized heatproof dish. Healthy eating options will only slightly brown on combination because of the lower fat
content. Remove any covering/lid on combination.
Cauliflower Cheese
GRILL 1 + LOW Micro
Place on glass turntable.
350g
7-8 mins
Spotted Dick/Sponge puddings
120g
HIGH Micro
50-60 secs
Chilled
CHRISTMAS PUDDING- Do not leave unattended as overheating can cause the food to ignite.
Small/Slice
100g
HIGH Micro
30-40 secs
227g
HIGH Micro
1-1 1/2 mins
Medium
Large
454g
HIGH Micro
2 1/2 -3 mins
120g
135g
Mince Pies - x 2
Sweet Pancakes x 2
HIGH Micro
x1 (x65g)
-Individual
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + SIMMER Micro
700g
Fruit Pie - Large
HIGH Micro
3-4 mins
HIGH Micro
500 g
600g
4 mins
1 - 1 1/2
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
Fruit Crumble-Chilled
Chilled Custard
Chilled Rice Pudding
500g
150g
Weight/
Time to Select
Power
Instructions/Guidelines
Quantity
(approx)
Level
PUDDINGS AND DESSERTS- Where microwave only is involved transfer food from foil container to a similar sized heatproof dish
Place on glass turntable.
Bread & Butter Pudding
500g
HIGH Micro
3-4 mins
Food
Reheating charts
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
Time to Select
(approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
43
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1+ WARM Micro
8-10 mins
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Pierce lid and place on glass turntable. Stir halfway.
Pierce lid and place on glass turntable. Stir halfway.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place on glass turntable.
15 mins
4-5 mins
4-5 mins
8 mins
Place on glass turntable.
Place on glass turntable.
Place on glass turntable.
Place on glass turntable.
Place on glass turntable.
Place on glass turntable.
Place on glass turntable.
6-7 mins
14-15 mins
5-6 mins
7 mins
16-18mins
4-5 mins
8 mins
HIGH Micro
GRILL 1 + LOW Micro
HIGH Micro
GRILL 1 + LOW Micro
HIGH Micro or
GRILL 1 + LOW Micro
450g
450g
450g
Cottage/Fish/Shepherds Pie
Lasagne/Cannelloni
Macaroni Cheese
* Preheat Panacrunch Pan on GRILL 1 + MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins
HIGH Micro
or GRILL 1 + LOW Micro
450g
Cauliflower Cheese
Place on glass turntable.
Place on glass turntable.
Place on glass turntable.
Place on glass turntable.
Place on glass turntable.
Place on glass turntable.
Place on glass turntable.
Place on glass turntable.
10-12 mins
15-16 mins
8-9 mins
14-15 mins
10-11 mins
18-20 mins
7 -8 mins
14-15 mins
READY MEALS - FROZEN
Transfer food from foil container to a similar sized heatproof dish. Remove any covering/lid film lid on combination.
315g
GRILL 3 + LOW Micro
1.2 Kg
Oriental Selection- spring rolls,
wontons, prawn toasts
GRILL 1+ LOW Micro
400g
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + WARM Micro
GRILL + LOW Micro
950g
450g
500g
300g
HIGH Micro or
GRILL 1+ LOW Micro
GRILL 1 + LOW Micro
HIGH Micro or
GRILL 1+ LOW Micro
400g
950 g
450g
Chilled Mashed Potato
Carrot and Swede Mash
Onion Bhajis/Samosas
Macaroni Cheese
Lasagne
Fish/Veg Bake
READY MEALS - CHILLED
Transfer food from foil container to a similar sized heatproof dish. Healthy eating options will only slightly brown on combination because of the lower fat content.
Food
Reheating charts
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
Time to
Select
(approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
44
250g
- Snack size x 6
3 mins
3 mins
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
Grill 1 + LOW Micro
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
Grill 1 + LOW Micro
1 min
HIGH Micro or
* Preheat Panacrunch Pan on GRILL 1 + MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins
150g
Sausage /Cheese and
Onion rolls
4-4 1/2 mins
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
Grill 1 + LOW Micro
9-10 mins
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
Grill 2 + SIMMER Micro
400g
150g
3 1/2-5 mins
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
Grill 2 + SIMMER Micro
175g
10-12 mins
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
Grill 2 + SIMMER Micro
600g
Cheese & Onion Rolls x 2
Quiche
7-8 mins
8-9 mins
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place on heatproof plate on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
6-7 mins
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
Grill 2 + SIMMER Micro
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
Grill 2 + SIMMER Micro
150g x 2
Place on heatproof plate on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
7-8 mins
70-80 secs
Place on heatproof plate on glass turntable.
60-70 secs
250g
HIGH Micro or
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
Grill 2 + SIMMER Micro
150g
Meat Pies
HIGH Micro
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
Grill 1+ WARM
Micro
150/165g
165/180g
Pasties/Slices
SAVOURY PASTRY PRODUCTS- Precooked. Pastries reheated by microwave will have a soft base.
Food
Reheating charts
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1+ SIMMER Micro
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1+ WARM Micro
300g (6)
250g
300g
Part-baked rolls
Part-baked Garlic
Baguette/Ciabatta
Garlic dough balls x 10
45
500g
Gammon Steaks x 2
750g
Gammon Joint
4-5 mins
7-8 mins
12-15 mins
7-8 mins
Time to Select
(approx)
HIGH Micro
followed by MEDIUM Micro
GRILL 1
10 mins
20 mins
30-35 mins
10-15 mins
12-14 mins
per 450g
5 Mins
GRILL 1
8-10 mins
GRILL 1
Medium Micro
then GRILL 1 +
MEDIUM
4-6 mins or 45
secs per rasher
HIGH Micro
Or
CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove accessories with care
* Preheat Panacrunch Pan on GRILL 1 + MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins
400g (4)
Pork Loin Steaks
Pork Joint
228 g (6)
BACON AND PORK - from raw
Rashers
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1+ SIMMER Micro
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1+ WARM Micro
170g
BREAD
Frozen Garlic Baguette
Power
Level
Weight/
Quantity
Food
Place on saucer in casserole with 30ml (2tbsp) water. Cover and
place on glass turntable.
Place on grill rack on glass turntable. Turn halfway.
Place joint in a dish. Add 2 tbsp water and cover. Leave for 10
mins after cooking and before carving.
Place on grill rack. Turn halfway.
Place on grill rack on glass turntable. Turn halfway.
Place on micro-safe rack or plate on glass turntable and cover
with kitchen towel to minimise splatter.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Instructions/Guidelines
Cooking charts
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
Time to Select
(approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
250g
Split Yellow peas
46
GRILL 1
500g
450-675g
Rump/Sirloin
Stewing Steak
19-20 mins med.
22-24 mins well
done
HIGH Micro then SIMMER Micro 10 then 60 mins
HIGH Micro then MEDIUM Micro 10 then 15 mins
per 450g
Mince
BEEF - Caution: Hot fat! Remove dish with care.
Recommended temperatures for beef are: Rare 60ºC; medium 70ºC; well done 80ºC
Beef Burgers
4-5 mins
300 g (2)
HIGH Micro
(Fresh)
or
GRILL 1
15-16 mins
232g (2)
Joint
LOW Micro then MEDIUM Micro 9 mins
then per
450g/1lb2oz
Rare: 9 mins,
Med: 14 mins
Well done: 20 min
250g
250g
Red Kidney Beans
10 Bean Mix
250g
Marrowfat peas
10 mins then
30 mins
15 mins then
30-35 mins
250g
Lentils
HIGH Micro then SIMMER
Micro
HIGH Micro then SIMMER
Micro
250g
Haricot Beans
3 mins then
15-20 mins
10 mins then
35 mins
HIGH Micro then SIMMER
Micro
HIGH Micro
then SIMMER Micro
MEDIUM Micro
250g
Chick peas
10 mins then
25 mins
10 mins then
40 mins
15 mins then
12-15 mins
10 mins
HIGH Micro then SIMMER
Micro
HIGH Micro
then SIMMER Micro
HIGH Micro then SIMMER Micro
250g
Black Eyed Beans
Place in casserole dish with lid, add stock and vegetables.
Cover, place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place on grill rack on glass turntable. Turn halfway.
Place in micro safe dish with 1 pint hot beef stock and
seasonings. Cover, place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place on micro-safe rack or plate. Cover and place on glass
turntable.
Place on grill rack. Turn halfway.
Place in a dish on an upturned saucer. Cover.
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl. Cover and place on
glass turntable.
Must boil for at least 12 mins to destroy toxic enzymes.
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl. Cover and place on
glass turntable.
Must boil for at least 12 mins to destroy toxic enzymes.
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl. Cover and place on
glass turntable.
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl. Cover and place on
glass turntable.
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl. Cover and place on
glass turntable.
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl. Cover and place on
glass turntable.
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl. Cover and place on
glass turntable.
Use 600 ml (1pt) boiling water in a large bowl. Cover and place on
glass turntable.
BEANS & PULSES - should be pre-soaked in cold water overnight (boiling water split yellow peas) except lentils which do not need to be pre-soaked.
Food
Cooking charts
47
300g (2)
150g (1)
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
3-3 1/2 mins
12 mins
Place in shallow dish on an upturned saucer. Cover and place on
glass turntable. Turn 1/2 way. Drain off fat. Uncover during combi
stage.
Place in shallow dish on glass turntable.
35 mins
MEDIUM Micro
9-10 mins per
450g
then
GRILL 1 + SIMMER Micro 5 mins
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + Warm Micro
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + Warm Micro
Place in shallow dish. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Place in shallow dish on glass turntable.
35 mins
7-8 mins
Place in shallow dish. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
15 mins
* Preheat Panacrunch Pan on GRILl 1 + MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins
Whole
Kiev (fresh)
500g (4)
Drumsticks/Thighs
MEDIUM Micro
or
GRILL 1 + WARM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
Or
GRILL 1 + WARM
1.0 kg
Chicken legs
12-15 mins
600g (5)
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + WARM Micro
Place in shallow dish on wire rack on glass turntable.
14-15 mins
GRILL 1 +
WARM Micro
300g
Place in shallow dish. Cover and place on glass turntable.
5 mins
MEDIUM Micro
Coated Chicken Breast
Breasts, boneless and
skinless
Instructions/Guidelines
300g (2)
Weight/
Power
Time to Select
Quantity
Level
(approx)
CHICKEN from raw - CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove accessory with care.
Food
Cooking charts
200ml water
400ml water
2 eggs
4 eggs
1 min -soft
1 min 20 secs - firmer
5 mins
1 min 20 mins - soft
1 min 30 secs - firmer
then MEDIUM Micro
HIGH Micro
then MEDIUM Micro
48
1 min
1 min 10 secs
HIGH Micro
then HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
then HIGH Micro
2 eggs
4 eggs
* Preheat Panacrunch Pan on GRILL 1 + MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins
60 secs
50 secs
HIGH Micro
then HIGH Micro
1 egg
60 secs
30 secs
3 mins
30 secs - soft
40 secs - firmer
then MEDIUM Micro
HIGH Micro
1 min
Time to Select
(approx)
HIGH Micro
Power
Level
EGGS - Scrambled. Use microwave safe bowl
100ml water
Weight/
Quantity
1 egg
EGGS - Poached.
Food
• Add 1 tbsp of milk for each egg used.
• Beat eggs, milk and knob of butter together.
• Place bowl on glass turntable
• Cook for 1st cooking time then stir.
• Cook for 2nd cooking time stirring halfway then stand for
1 min.
• Place water in a shallow dish. Place on glass turntable
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.
Instructions/Guidelines
Cooking charts
Weight/
Quantity
49
MEDIUM Micro
700g
MEDIUM Micro
or
GRILL 1 + WARM Micro
14-16 mins
3-4 mins
10-12 mins
4-5 mins
5 mins
9-10 mins
4 mins
* Preheat Panacrunch Pan on GRILl 1 + MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins
250g
MEDIUM Micro
350g(x2)
Steaks
Whole x 1
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + WARM Micro
200g
Breaded
Scampi/Scallops
MEDIUM Micro
or
GRILL 1 + SIMMER Micro
300g
Fillets
8 mins
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1+ WARM Micro
200g (x2)
Cakes
10-12 mins
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1+ WARM Micro
350g(x2)
8-10 mins
Time to Select
(approx)
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + WARM Micro
Power
Level
Breaded Fillets
Lightly dusted fillets 280g
FISH - FRESH from raw
Food
Place in shallow dish and pierce skin. Add 30 ml of liquid.
Cover and place on glass turntable.
Place in shallow dish on glass turntable.
Place in micro-safe dish. Add 30 ml of liquid. Cover and
place on glass turntable.
Place in micro-safe dish. Add 30 ml of liquid. Cover and
place on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place in shallow dish. Add 30 ml of liquid. Cover and place
on glass turntable.
Place in shallow dish on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Instructions/Guidelines
Cooking charts
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
50
150g
Boil in the Bag
12-14 mins
3 1/2-4 mins
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + WARM Micro
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + Medium Micro
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1+ Medium Micro
7-8 mins
9-10 mins
4 1/2 mins
MEDIUM Micro
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + SIMMER Micro
MEDIUM Micro
4-5 mins
5-6 mins
* Preheat Panacrunch Pan on GRILL 1 + MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins
300g
Scampi
125g (4)
250g (8)
Fish Fingers
380g (4)
270g (3)
Cakes
Fillets
350g (2)
Breaded Fillets
10 mins
6-7 mins
Time to Select
(approx)
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + Medium Micro
500g-600g MEDIUM Micro
or
GRILL 1 + WARM Micro
FISH - FROZEN from raw
Whole x 2
FISH - FRESH from raw
Food
Snip corner of bag and place bag sauce side down in
micro-safe dish on glass turntable. Shake bag halfway.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place in shallow dish. Add 30 ml of liquid. Cover and place
on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Turn halfway
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Turn halfway.
Place in shallow dish and pierce skin. Add 30 ml of liquid.
Cover and place on glass turntable.
Place in shallow dish on glass turntable.
Instructions/Guidelines
Cooking charts
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
Time to Select
(approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
HIGH Micro
500g
300g
500g
400g
500g
500g
Apricots-stewed
Pears - stewed
Plums - poached
Plums - stewed
Rhubarb - stewed
51
GRILL 1 + LOW Micro
Preheat Panacrunch*
HIGH Micro
Crispy Duck-reheat 500g
Pancakes
3 mins
Place duck on microproof plate on glass turntable.
Prick the skin and place in a glass dish on
glass turntable.
Add 15ml (1tbsp) water. Cover and place on glass
turntable.
Add 15ml (1tbsp) water. Cover and place on glass
turntable.
Add 15ml (1tbsp) water. Cover and place on glass
turntable.
Add 300 ml (1/2 pt) of water. Only half fill dish. Cover and
place on glass turntable.
Add 15ml (1tbsp) water. Cover and place on glass
turntable.
Add 15ml (1tbsp) water. Cover and place on glass
turntable.
Place in shallow heatproof dish on glass turntable.
30 secs per pancake Place on micro-safe plate on glass turntable.
7-10 mins
9-10 then 5mins
per 450g
10 mins
6-7 mins
8 mins
7-8 mins
5-6 mins
6-7 mins
* Preheat Panacrunch Pan on GRILl 1 + MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins
MEDIUM Micro then GRILL 1 +
MEDIUM Micro
Duck, whole
GAME- Caution: Hot fat! Remove dish with care.
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
MEDIUM Micro
MEDIUM Micro
Baked Apple- cored 200g
Apples - stewed
FRUIT - Peel, slice, chop into even sized pieces. Place in shallow heatproof dish on glass turntable.
Food
Cooking charts
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
Time to Select
(approx)
52
250g
250g
Linguine/
Tagliatelle
Spaghetti
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
8 mins
10 mins
11 mins
12 mins
Use 700ml (11/4 pt) boiling water. Add 15 ml oil.
Cover, place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Use 700ml (11/4 pt) boiling water. Add 15 ml oil.
Cover, place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Use 550ml (1 pint) boiling water. Add 15 ml oil.
Cover, place on glass turntable.
Use 550ml (1 pint) boiling water. Add 15 ml oil.
Cover, place on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place in casserole, add stock and vegetables, cover with lid
and place on glass turntable. Stir halfway.
Place on grill rack on glass turntable. Turn halfway.
Place on grill rack on glass turntable. Turn halfway.
Uncover on Combi Stage.
Place joint on upturned saucer. Cover.
Instructions/Guidelines
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1+ WARM Micro
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + MEDIUM Micro
160g
345g
Thin and Crispy
2 1/2 - 3 mins
4 mins
6 mins
* Preheat Panacrunch Pan on GRILL 1 + MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1+ SIMMER Micro
555g
Deep Pan
Place pizza in pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pizza in pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pizza in pan directly on glass turntable.
PIZZA - FRESH chilled - N.B. Remove all packaging. Pizzas will have a soft base if cooked by microwave only.
250g
Lasagne
Fusilli/Macaroni/
Penne
PASTA
HIGH Micro
10 mins then 60 mins
HIGH Micro then SIMMER
Micro
200g
16-18 mins Medium
20-22 mins Well Done
GRILL 1
400g (4)
Chops/Cutlets
Casserole/
Stewing Lamb
18-20 mins Medium
22-24 mins Well Done
GRILL 1
500g
5 mins
Loin/Leg Steaks
GRILL 1 + MEDIUM Micro
LAMB - from raw - CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove accessory with care.
MEDIUM Micro
Joint
12-13 mins per 450g
Food
Cooking charts
115g
340g
Individual deep
Thin and crispy
50g oats
HIGH Micro
150ml (1/4pt) milk
HIGH Micro
25g oats
275ml (1/2pt) milk
100g oats
HIGH Micro
550ml (1pt) milk
53
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + LOW Micro
300g
Potato Wedges/
Waffles
100g (2)
240g
Burgers
Escalopes
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1+ WARM Micro
HIGH Micro or
GRILL 2
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + LOW Micro
300g
Hash Browns/Oven
Fries/Southern Fries
QUORN®
12-13 mins
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + LOW Micro
300g
Smiley Faces
12-14 mins
2-3 mins
13-15 mins
12-13 mins
11-12 mins
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + LOW Micro
300g
12-13 mins
6 1/2 - 7 mins
4 - 4 1/2 mins
2 - 2 1/2 mins
6 mins
Croquettes
POTATO PRODUCTS part cooked - FROZEN
4 servings
2 servings
1 serving
PORRIDGE - N.B: Use a large bowl.
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1+ MEDIUM Micro
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + MEDIUM Micro
3 mins
7 mins
450g
Deep Pan
Pre-heat Panacrunch*
GRILL 1 + MEDIUM Micro
Time to Select
(approx)
Weight/
Power
Quantity
Level
PIZZA - FROZEN - N.B. Remove all packaging.
Food
Place pan directly on glass turntable.
Place on micro-safe dish, cover and place on glass turntable.
Place on grill rack. Turn halfway.
Place pan directly on glass turntable. Turn halfway.
Place pan directly on glass turntable. Turn halfway.
Place pan directly on glass turntable. Turn halfway.
Place pan directly on glass turntable. Turn halfway.
Place bowl on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place bowl on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place bowl on glass turntable and stir halfway.
Place pizza in pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pizza in pan directly on glass turntable.
Place pizza in pan directly on glass turntable.
Instructions/Guidelines
Cooking charts
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
Easy Cook Long Grain 250g
Long Grain White
8-9 mins
13-15 mins
30 mins
10 mins
Time to Select
(approx)
54
200g (4)
Vegetarian
MEDIUM Micro
GRILL 2
GRILL 1
12-14 mins
16-18 mins
15-18 mins
* Preheat Panacrunch Pan on GRILL 1 + MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins
Breasts, boneless and 500g
skinless
TURKEY
450g (4)
Chunky/Thick
sausages
SAUSAGES from raw - CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove accessory with care.
250g
HIGH Micro
250g
Basmati - Brown
HIGH Micro
Power
Level
250g
Weight/
Quantity
Basmati
RICE
Food
Place in shallow dish on glass turntable. Cover.
Place on grill rack on glass turntable. Turn halfway.
Place on grill rack on glass turntable. Turn halfway.
Use 550 ml (1pt) boiling water. Cover, place on glass
turntable and stir halfway.
Use 550 ml (1pt) boiling water. Cover, place on glass
turntable and stir halfway.
Use 700 ml (11/4 pt) boiling water. Cover, place on glass
turntable and stir halfway.
Use 550 ml (1pt) boiling water. Cover, place on glass
turntable and stir halfway.
Instructions/Guidelines
Cooking charts
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
7-8 mins
55
HIGH POWER or
Preheat Panacrunch *
GRILL 1 + SIMMER Micro
HIGH POWER or
Preheat Panacrunch *
GRILL 1 + SIMMER Micro
HIGH POWER or
Preheat Panacrunch *
GRILL 1 + SIMMER Micro
HIGH POWER or
Preheat Panacrunch *
GRILL 1 + SIMMER Micro
500g
x1
Potatoes - par-boiled
Jacket Potatoes 200 - 250g each
HIGH Micro
8-10 mins
Place directly on glass turntable. Wrap in foil and stand for 10 mins.
Pierce with a Fork. Stand for 10 mins.
Place directly on glass turntable. Wrap in foil and stand for 10mins.
Pierce with a Fork. Stand for 10 mins.
Place directly on glass turntable. Wrap in foil and stand for 10mins.
Pierce with a Fork. Stand for 10 mins.
Place directly on glass turntable. Wrap in foil and stand for 10mins.
Pierce with a Fork. Stand for 10 mins.
12 mins
25 mins
15 mins
30 mins
20 mins
35 mins
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Instructions/Guidelines
7-8 mins
20 mins
4-5 mins
* Preheat Panacrunch Pan on GRILL 1 + MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins
x6
x4
x2
HIGH Micro
500g
Potatoes - boiled
3-4 mins
5-6 mins
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
300g
200g
Sliced
2- 2 1/2 mins
HIGH Micro
300g
Parsnips - parboiled for
roasting
Peas
3 mins
HIGH Micro
7 mins
3-4 mins
6-7 mins
250g
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
400g (4)
Courgettes
Corn on the Cob
5-6 mins
4-5 mins
8-10 mins
6-7 mins
5 mins
Mushrooms- whole
400g
250g
x2
Cauliflower - florets
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
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HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
12 mins
HIGH Micro
3-4 mins
4-5 mins
5 mins
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(approx)
Leeks - sliced
250g
200g
400g
300g
200g
Beetroot
Brussel Sprouts
Butternut Squash
Cabbage - sliced
Carrots - sliced
450g
Baby Corn
Runner Beans
Broccoli
200g
200g
200g
Asparagus
FRESH VEGETABLES - Place in shallow dish (except jacket potatoes).
Food
Cooking charts
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
200g
Sugar Snap peas
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
Swede - diced for mashing 450g
400g
300g
Sweet Potato
Turnip
10 mins
8 mins
13 - 15 mins
8-9 mins
3 - 3 1/2 mins
3 mins
Time to Select
(approx)
56
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
200g
250g
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200g
250g
200g
Beans - broad
Beans - green
Broccoli - florets
Baby Carrots
Cauliflower
Mixed Vegetables
Peas
Soya Beans
Spinach
Sweetcorn
* Preheat Panacrunch Pan on GRILL 1 + MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 4 mins
4 mins
5 mins
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
2-3 mins
4-5 mins
4-5 mins
6 mins
5-6 mins
5 mins
5-6 mins
5 mins
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
250g
Battered Onion Rings
Pre-heat Panacrunch *
8 mins
GRILL 1 + LOW Micro
FROZEN VEGETABLES- Place in shallow dish except onion rings
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
HIGH Micro
450g
Swede - cubed
250g
Spinach
FRESH VEGETABLES - Place in shallow dish (except jacket potatoes).
Food
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Add 30 ml (2tbsp) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Place pan directly on glass turntable. Turn 1/2 way.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
Add 3tbsp (45ml) water. Cover and place on glass turntable.
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Instructions/Guidelines
Cooking charts
Increasing and decreasing recipes
• When doubling a recipe from 4 to 8 add on
half the original cooking time, ie. 30 mins. on
MEDIUM Micro for 4 servings will become 45
mins. on MEDIUM Micro for 8 servings.
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.
Decreasing Recipes
• To decrease a recipe from 4 servings to 2
servings, halve the ingredients 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.
• 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.
• Cover as directed in the recipe. Stir or
rearrange foods as recommended.
• Allow half to two-thirds of the original
cooking time, ie. 30 mins. on MEDIUM Micro
for 4 servings will become 15-20 mins. on
MEDIUM Micro for 2 servings.
• Increase the stand times by 5 mins.
per lb/ 450 g.
• Always check the recipe during cooking.
• When increasing the ingredients to 6
servings, add an extra one third of the
original cooking time, ie. 30 mins. on
MEDIUM Micro for 4 servings will become 40
mins. on MEDIUM Micro for 6 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 650 W ovens,
however since 1990 oven output powers have
been set by a new standard (IEC). When using
other cookbooks, the 900 W output power of
your oven must be allowed for. Use the same
power level suggested e.g. HIGH or MEDIUM
and select the same cooking time suggested,
however CHECK the progress of the food
during cooking and adjust the time if necessary.
Cooking for one
• For one serving quarter ALL ingredients
listed.
• Choose a dish that is proportionally smaller
than the one recommended in the recipe.
• Use the same cooking power
recommended in the original recipe.
• Start by cooking for one quarter of the
recommended cooking time, although extra
time in most cases will be required.
• Always check the food during cooking.
• There is not a great saving for reduced
quantities of soups, casseroles, stews and
rice, as a minimum time is required to
tenderise meats and blend flavours.
• When cooking for one it often makes sense
to cook for two and plate up both meals.
Freeze one meal for a later date.
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Soups and starters
Aubergine with Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Serves 4
Ingredients
2 aubergines
sea salt
30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
Sauce:
200 ml (7 fl oz) carton crème frâiche
285 g (10 oz) jar mushroom
antipasto, drained
45 ml (3 tbsp) freshly chopped flat
leaf parsley
freshly ground black pepper
Oven Accessory: glass turntable and grill
rack
1. Slice each aubergine into thick slices
lengthways.
2. Place the aubergine slices in a large
colander and sprinkle generously with sea
salt. Put a plate on top and put a weight on
the plate. Leave to drain for about an hour,
to get rid of all the bitter juices.
4. Put the crème frâiche into a bowl, stir in
the mushroom antipasto and cook on HIGH
Micro for 2-3 mins. until it is just bubbling.
5. Arrange the aubergine on four plates. Pour
over the hot sauce and sprinkle with
chopped parsley and black pepper to taste.
3. Wash the aubergine slices and pat dry with
kitchen paper. Then place on the grill rack,
and brush with oil. Cook in two batches on
GRILL 1 for 10-12 mins., turning halfway
until soft and evenly cooked with a golden
skin.
Coarse Pork Pâtés
Ingredients
8 rashers streaky bacon, stretched
and halved
450 g (1 lb) minced pork
60 ml (4 tbsp) breadcrumbs
5 ml (1 tsp) sage
1 onion, finely chopped
15 ml (1 tbsp) lemon juice
30 ml (2 tbsp) parsley, chopped
15 ml (1 tbsp) capers
salt and pepper to taste
Serves 4
Dish: 4 ramekin dishes 8 cm (3”) diameter
1. Line each ramekin with 4 half rashers of
bacon.
2. Mix all ingredients together and press into
ramekins.
3. Cook 4 ramekins together on MEDIUM
Micro for 12-14 mins. or until cooked
through. Pour off excess liquid, and serve
hot or cold with crusty French bread.
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Creamy Cod and Leek Chowder
Serves 4
Ingredients
40 g (1 /2 oz) butter
2 large leeks, thickly sliced
500 g (1 lb) potatoes, peeled, cut into 1cm
(1⁄2”) cubes
15 ml (1 tbsp) plain flour
284 ml (1⁄2 pt) tub fresh fish stock
300 ml (1⁄2 pt) water
bay leaf
300 ml (1⁄2 pt) milk
250 g (9 oz) skinless cod, cut into chunks
10 tiger prawns, peeled
1
Dish: deep casserole dish
3. Stir in the milk and fish. Cover and cook on
HIGH Micro for 4-5 mins or until the fish is
cooked. Remove the bay leaf and season
to taste. Serve immediately.
1. Place the butter and leeks in a dish, cover
and cook on HIGH Micro for 3 mins or until
softened. Add the potatoes and cook
covered on HIGH Micro for a further 3 mins.
2. Stir in the flour and gradually add the fish
stock, water and bay leaf. Cover and cook
on HIGH Micro for 10-12 mins or until the
potato is tender. Stir half way.
Stuffed Croissants
Ingredients
100 g (4 oz) tasty grated cheese
100 g (4 oz) smoked ham, diced
1 tomato, deseeded and chopped
60 ml (4 tbsp) sour cream
15 ml (1 tbsp) mayonnaise
10 ml (2 tsp) wholegrain mustard
8 croissants
pepper
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: Panacrunch Pan + glass
turntable
1. Combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl.
2. Slit in back of each croissant and fill with
mixture.
3. Pre-heat Panacrunch pan on Combination:
GRILL 1 + MEDIUM Micro for 4 mins. Place
4 croissants on pan and cook on
Combination: GRILL 1 + SIMMER Micro for
4-5 mins. Repeat with the remaining 4
croissants.
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Broccoli and Stilton Soup
Serves 4
Ingredients
25 g (1 oz) butter
15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
350 g (12 oz) potatoes, diced
500 g (1 lb 2 oz) broccoli, cut into florets
850 ml (11⁄2 pts) hot vegetable stock
3 ml (1⁄2 tsp) grated nutmeg
150 ml (1⁄4 pt) semi skimmed milk
100 g (4 oz) stilton cheese, cubed
Salt and pepper
Dish: large bowl
1. Place the butter, oil and onion in a large
bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH Micro for 3
mins. or until soft.
2. Add the potatoes, cover and cook on HIGH
Micro for 3-4 mins. or until softened.
4. Allow to cool and then blend in a food
processor until smooth.
5. Stir in the milk and stilton cheese. Season
to taste. Reheat the soup on HIGH Micro
for 6 mins. or until hot. Stir frequently.
3. Add the broccoli, hot vegetable stock and
nutmeg. Cover and cook on HIGH Micro for
15-20 mins. or until the broccoli is cooked.
Cheese and Garlic Loaf
Ingredients
2 ready to bake frozen garlic baguettes
50 ml (2 fl.oz) olive oil
15 ml (1 tbsp) white wine vinegar
pinch caster sugar
15 ml (1 tbsp) crème frâiche
15 ml (1 tbsp) chopped fresh parsley
5 ml (1 tsp) Dijon mustard
100 g (4 oz) stilton, crumbled
1 gem lettuce, shredded
1 avocado, peeled and sliced
salt and pepper
Serves 4
Oven Assessory: Panacrunch Pan + Glass
turntable
1. Pre-heat Panacrunch Pan on Combination:
GRILL 1 + MEDIUM Micro for 4 mins. Place
baguettes on pan and cook on Combination:
GRILL 1 + SIMMER Micro for 5-6 mins.
2. Blend together the oil, vinegar, pinch of
caster sugar, crème frâiche, parsley and
mustard.
3. Stir in the crumbled stilton and season. Toss
the lettuce and the sliced avocado.
4. Split open the hot loaves and fill with the
salad mixture. Serve immediately.
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Fish
Fish cooks very well by microwave as it stays
moist and the lingering fish smells left in
conventional ovens are avoided.
Whole fish
When is fish cooked?
Large whole fish must have the tail and head
shielded halfway through cooking with smooth
pieces of tin foil secured with cocktail sticks.
Fish is cooked when it flakes easily and
becomes opaque.
If cooking 2 whole fish together, they should be
arranged head to tail for even cooking.
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 Microwave for 20 mins. Wipe out
oven with a dry cloth.
Arranging
Liquid
Fresh fish should always be sprinkled with 30
Thin fillets of fish i.e. plaice, should be rolled up
prior to cooking to avoid overcooking on the
thinner outside edge and tail.
ml (2 tbsp) of lemon juice, white wine or water.
When cooking Frozen fish, add liquid as above
for even cooking.
Fish steaks should be arranged in a circle,
thicker part to the outside. Cover with cling film
or lid.
Do not sprinkle salt onto fish before cooking as
this may make the fish dry.
Noise
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.
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Stuffed Citrus Trout
Serves 4
Ingredients
Dish: Shallow Dish
4 trout, 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
juice of 1 orange
juice of 1 lime
black pepper
25 g (1 oz) butter
Oven Accessory: glass turntable and grill
rack
1. Wash the fish and pat dry. Fill the fish
cavities with the onions, mushrooms,
orange, ginger and soy sauce and arrange
the fish in the 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 grill rack.
4. Cook on GRILL 2 for 20 mins. or until crisp
and brown. Turn halfway.
Repeat with remaining fish.
Tuna Fish Cakes
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
Serves 4
Dish: Large bowl
Oven Accessory: glass turntable and then
grill rack
1. Place potatoes in bowl with 45ml (3tbsp)
water. Cover and cook on HIGH Micro for
6-8 mins or until cooked. Drain.
2. Place butter and onion in a bowl, cover and
cook on HIGH Micro 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 grill rack and cook on
Combination: GRILL 1 and SIMMER Micro
for 10-12 mins. or until brown, turning
halfway.
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Plaice Provencale
Serves 4
Ingredients
25 g (1 oz) butter
2 onions, peeled and quartered
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 courgettes, sliced
1 yellow pepper, sliced
3 ml (1⁄2 tsp) cumin
3 ml (1⁄2 tsp) paprika
15 ml (1 tbsp) tomato puree
400 g (14 oz) can tomatoes
8 plaice fillets
15 ml (1 tbsp) lemon juice
Dish: Large Bowl, large shallow rectangular
dish
3. Roll each fillet and arrange on top of the
sauce. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Cook
covered on HIGH Micro for 8-9 mins. or
until the fish is cooked. Garnish with parsley
and serve with French bread.
1. Place the butter, onions and garlic in bowl.
Cover and cook on HIGH Micro for 3-4
mins. or until softened.
2. Add the courgettes and yellow pepper.
Cover and cook on HIGH Micro for 2 mins.
or until softened. Add the spices, puree and
tomatoes. Cover and cook on HIGH Micro
for 4 mins. or until piping hot. Pour into
serving dish.
Tasty Fish Pie
Serves 4
Ingredients
100 g (4 oz) streaky bacon, finely chopped
1 small onion, skinned and finely chopped
100 g (4 oz) mushrooms, wiped and chopped
100 g (4 oz) fresh breadcrumbs
450 ml (3⁄4pt) milk
700 g (11⁄2lb) cod fillets
25 g (1 oz) butter
50 g (2 oz) flour
100 g (4 oz) Leicester cheese, grated
salt and pepper
3. Skin the fish. Place half of the fillets in the
base of a dish, top with stuffing and then
place other fillets on top. Cover and cook
on HIGH Micro for 5 mins. or until cooked.
4. Place the butter, milk, flour and seasonings
in a large mixing bowl or jug. Cook on
HIGH Micro for 2 mins.
5. Whisk until smooth. Then continue to cook
on HIGH Micro for 3-4 mins. or until the
sauce comes to the boil and is thickened
and smooth, whisking once or twice.
Dish: Bowl, jug, 23cm (9”) oval dish
1. In a medium bowl stir together the bacon,
onion and mushrooms. Cook on HIGH
Micro for about 5 mins. until the onion is
soft.
6. Whisk 75 g (3 oz) cheese into the sauce,
then pour over the fish sprinkle with
remaining cheese and breadcrumbs and
cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and
MEDIUM Micro for 5-7 mins. or until it is
piping hot and golden brown.
2. Stir in 75 g (3 oz) breadcrumbs and a
tablespoon of milk to bind.
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Fish Balti
Serves 4
Ingredients
15 ml (1 tbsp) oil
1 onion, finely chopped
175 g (6 oz) okra, topped and tailed
1 green pepper, deseeded and sliced
30 ml (2 tbsp) Balti curry paste
400 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
75 ml (5 tbsp) water
350 g (12 oz) cod fillet, cubed
12 large king prawns, cooked
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) casserole dish
1. Place the oil and onion in a dish.
Cover and cook on HIGH Micro for 3 mins.
or until the onion is softened.
2. Add the okra and pepper and cook on HIGH
Micro for 3 mins. or until softened.
3. Stir in the curry paste, tomatoes and the
water. Cover and cook on HIGH Micro for 5
mins. or until boiling.
4. Add the cod and cook on HIGH Micro for 3
mins. Stir in the prawns and cook on HIGH
Micro for a further 2-4 mins. or until the fish
is cooked.
Fish Kebabs
Serves 4
Ingredients
1 green pepper, cut into chunks
350 g (12 oz) cod or huss, cubed
16 button mushrooms
8 cherry tomatoes
1 small can baby sweetcorn
Marinade:
1⁄
2 small onion, grated
60 ml (4 tbsp) olive oil
60 ml (4 tbsp) lemon juice
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
30 ml (2 tbsp) parsley, chopped
Dish: Bowl, shallow dish + wooden skewers
Oven Accessory: glass turntable then grill
rack
1. Place pieces of green pepper in a bowl with
30 ml (2 tbsp) of water. Cover and cook on
HIGH Micro for 1-2 mins, or until slightly
softened.
2. Prepare 8 kebabs by threading fish and
vegetables alternately. Place in a shallow
dish.
3. Mix together the marinade ingredients.
Pour over the kebabs, cover and leave to
marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
4. Place the kebabs on grill rack and cook on
Combination: GRILL 1 and SIMMER Micro
for 10-12 mins. Rearrange the kebabs
halfway through cooking. Fish should be
white and flake easily when cooked. Serve
on a bed of long grain rice.
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Mixed Seafood Gratin
Serves 4
Ingredients
50 g (2 oz) onion
2 garlic cloves
50 g (2 oz) butter
15 ml (1 tbsp) plain flour
100 ml (4 fl.oz) white wine
50 ml (2 fl.oz) milk
150 ml (1⁄4 pt) cream
175 g (6 oz) Emmental cheese
450 g (1lb) mixed seafood
100 g (4 oz) watercress
100 g (4 oz) Tortilla chips
50 g (2 oz) breadcrumbs
seasoning
Dish: Bowl, 24cm (9”) round gratin dish
2. Add the seafood and watercress to the
sauce and mix well.
1. Chop the onion and garlic. Place with butter
in a large bowl and soften on HIGH Micro
for 3-4 mins. Add the flour and pour in the
wine and milk gradually. Stir well. Thicken
on HIGH Micro for 3 mins., stirring halfway.
Add the cream and cheese.
3. Spoon into the gratin dish and top with
crushed tortilla chips and breadcrumbs.
4. Cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and
SIMMER Micro for 20 mins. or until crisp
and piping hot.
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Meat and poultry
Guidelines
Defrosted joints
Standing time
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 30 mins.
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.
Fat
Bone
Large amounts of fat absorb microwave
energy and can cause the meat next to it to
overcook. Always choose joints that arenʼt
excessively fatty.
Bone tips on legs of lamb and crown roasts
may need shielding when cooked by
microwave, to prevent overcooking.
How to roast a joint by microwave
How to cook small cuts of meat 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.
Do not use the metal twists supplied.
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.
Turning
Joints and poultry should be turned over
halfway through cooking.
Shielding
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.
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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.
How to roast a joint by Combination
Place the joint on an upturned saucer on
heatproof dish on glass turntable. Joints are
best cooked by microwave only and then
browned and crisped by a final Combination
stage.
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 Micro
for approx. 45 secs. per rasher, or until desired
crispness is achieved.
Follow the guidelines on pages 45-54.
DO NOT COVER.
Belgian Beef Casserole
Serves 4
Ingredients
500 g (1 lb 2 oz) braising steak, cubed
2 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) red wine vinegar
5 ml (1 tsp) mixed herbs
2 bay leaves
Topping:
7 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
Dish: large casserole with lid
1. Combine all the casserole ingredients in
dish. Cover with lid and cook on HIGH
Micro for 10 mins. Stir then use SIMMER
Micro for 90 mins. or until meat is tender,
stir every 30 mins. Remove bay leaves.
2. Blend mustard, butter and garlic. Spread
over one side of each slice of bread.
3. Uncover casserole and arrange bread on
top. Return to oven and cook uncovered on
Combination: GRILL 1 and SIMMER Micro
for a further 10 mins. The casserole is
ready when the bread slices are crisp and
golden.
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Bolognese Sauce
Ingredients
1 onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 green pepper, diced
30 ml (2 tbsp) oil
100 g (4 oz) mushrooms, sliced
225 g (8 oz) lean minced beef
1 glass of red wine
15 ml (1 tbsp) mixed herbs
100 g (4 oz) garlic sausage or bacon, diced
396 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
30 ml (2 tbsp) tomato puree
salt and pepper
Serves 4
Dish: 1.5 litre (3 pt) casserole dish
1. Mix onion, garlic, pepper and oil in a bowl.
Cook on HIGH Micro for 2 mins. or until the
onion is soft.
2. Stir in all the other ingredients. Cover and
cook on HIGH Micro for 10 mins. then
MEDIUM Micro for 15-20 mins. or until
vegetables are soft.
Chicken Satay
Serves 4
Ingredients
100 g (4 oz) creamed coconut
90 ml (6 tbsp) crunchy peanut butter
45 ml (3 tbsp) lemon juice
30 ml (2 tbsp) soy sauce
large pinch of chilli powder
4 chicken breast fillets, skinned
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
Dish: Jug, 4-8 wooden skewers + large
shallow dish
Oven Accessory: glass turntable, then grill
rack
1. For the serving sauce: Crumble 50 g (2 oz)
of creamed coconut into a large jug. Add
the peanut butter, 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the
lemon juice, 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the soy
sauce, the chilli powder and 300 ml (1⁄2 pt)
water. Cook on HIGH Micro for
5-6 mins. or until the sauce boils and
thickens, stirring frequently. Turn into a
serving bowl.
2. Cut the chicken into small chunks and
place in a bowl.
3. Put the remaining creamed coconut, lemon
juice and soy sauce into a blender or food
processor. Add the remaining ingredients
and blend until smooth.
4. Pour over the chicken. Cover and marinate
in the fridge for 2-3 hours or overnight.
5. Thread the chicken onto wooden skewers.
Place on the grill rack and cook on
Combination: GRILL 1 and WARM Micro
for 30-35 mins. or until cooked through,
turning occasionally. Serve hot with sauce
for dipping.
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Steak and Kidney Pudding
Serves 4
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
Dish: 1.5 litre (3 pt) casserole + 1.2 litre
(2 pt) pudding basin
1. Combine all filling ingredients in casserole.
Place upturned plate on top of meat, cover
and cook on HIGH Micro for 10 mins., then
SIMMER Micro 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 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 Micro for 4-6
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 the remaining pastry to form a lid,
moisten the edges and seal over the top of
meat.
5. Cook on MEDIUM Micro for 10-14 mins. or
until pastry looks dry.
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Chicken Pesto Crumble
Serves 4
Ingredients
500 g (1lb 2 oz) new potatoes
45 ml (3 tbsp) pesto
15 ml (1 tbsp) oil
1 onion, finely chopped
4 x 125 g (5 oz) boneless skinned chicken
breasts, cut into strips
400 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
30 ml, (2 tbsp) tomato puree
4- 5 drops Tabasco
Salt and Pepper
175 g (6 oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
75 ml (5 tbsp) Parmesan cheese
Dish: large shallow dish, large bowl
1. Cut the potatoes into chunks, place in a dish
with 90 ml, (6 tbsps of water), cover, cook
for 7-8 minutes on High Micro or until soft,
drain.
6. Cook chicken mixture for a further 5 - 6
minutes on MEDIUM Micro, so that the
tomato sauce starts to thicken.
2. Stir the pesto into the potatoes and put
aside to keep warm.
8. Mix the breadcrumbs with the garlic and
Parmesan cheese, sprinkle over the
chicken.
3. Place oil and onion in a large bowl cook on
HIGH Micro for 2-3 minutes to soften the
onion.
4. Add chicken, cover and cook on MEDIUM
Micro for 6-8 minutes.
7. Add the chicken to the potatoes.
9. Cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and LOW
Micro for 10-12 minutes until heated
through and golden brown in colour.
5. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, Tabasco
and season. Cook on HIGH Micro for 3
minutes.
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Paprika Pork Casserole
Serves 4
Dish: large casserole dish
Ingredients
15 ml (1 tbsp) sunflower oil
450 g (1 lb) pork, cubed
1 onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 green pepper, deseeded and cut into strips
15 ml (1 tbsp) paprika
3 ml (1⁄2 tsp) ground cumin
400 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
15 ml (1 tbsp) tomato puree
150 ml (1⁄4 pt) hot pork or chicken stock
175 g (6 oz) button mushrooms
black pepper
10 ml (2 tsps) cornflour
30 ml (2 tbsp) crème frâiche
1. Place all the ingredients except the
cornflour and crème frâiche in the
casserole. Cover and cook on HIGH Micro
for 10 mins.
2. Stir the casserole, cover and cook on
SIMMER Micro for 50 mins., or until the
meat is cooked. Stir once during cooking.
3. Blend the cornflour with a little water and
stir into the casserole. Cover and cook for a
further 5 mins. on SIMMER Micro until
thickened.
4. Swirl in the crème frâiche and serve
immediately.
Chicken Casserole
Serves 4
Ingredients
25 g (1 oz) butter
2 medium onions, sliced
2 sticks celery, trimmed and chopped
100 g (4 oz) mushrooms, sliced
4 chicken quarters, skinned
300 ml (1⁄2 pt) hot chicken stock
296 g (14 oz) can tomatoes
salt and pepper
30 ml (2 tbsp) cornflour
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) casserole dish
1. Place vegetables and butter in dish. Cover
and cook on HIGH Micro for 2-3 mins. or
until soft.
2. Place chicken on top of vegetables, cover
with stock and tomatoes and add salt and
pepper to taste.
3. Cover and cook on HIGH Micro for 5 mins.
then SIMMER Micro for 35-40 mins. or until
well cooked through.
4. Mix cornflour with a little water. Remove
chicken from casserole, skim off excess fat
and stir in cornflour paste. Cook on HIGH
Micro for 2 mins. Serve chicken with sauce
poured over.
N.B.
If diced boneless breast is used in place of the
quarters, reduce 2nd cooking time to
15-20 mins. or until well cooked through.
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Lamb Casserole
Ingredients
675 g (11/2 lb) shoulder of lamb, cubed
1 large onion, chopped
450 ml (3/4 pt) hot chicken stock
15 ml (1 tbsp) dried rosemary
450 g (1 lb) potatoes, peeled and coarsely
chopped
salt and pepper
10 ml (2 tsp) cornflour
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) casserole dish
1. Place all the ingredients except cheese and
cornflour into dish. Place plate on top of
meat to prevent meat drying out during
cooking.
2. Cover and cook on HIGH Micro for 10
mins., then SIMMER Micro for 40 mins. or
until meat is tender.
3. Mix cornflour with a little water and stir into
casserole to thicken gravy.
4. Sprinkle with cheese and reheat on HIGH
Micro for 2 mins. or until cheese melts.
Lamb in a Spicy Cream and Almond Sauce
Ingredients
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cm (1⁄4 ”) piece fresh ginger, grated
50 g (2 oz) ground almonds
45 ml (3 tbsp) water
3 whole cardamon pods
2 cloves
2.5 cm (1”) stick of cinnamon
1 onion chopped
30 ml (2 tbsp) oil
450 g (1 lb) boned lamb, trimmed and cut
into cubes
5 ml (1 tsp) ground coriander
5 ml (1 tsp) ground cumin
1.5 ml (1⁄4 tsp) garam masala
1.5 ml (1⁄4 tsp) cayenne pepper
150 ml (1⁄4 pt) single cream
salt and pepper
Dish: large casserole dish
2. Place the cardamon pods, cloves,
cinnamon, onion and oil in the casserole
dish cook on HIGH Micro for 2 mins.
4. Stir in the rest of the spices, the almond
mixture, cream, salt and pepper. Cover and
cook on SIMMER Micro for 40-50 mins. or
until the meat is tender. Stir the casserole
2-3 times during the cooking time.
3. Add the lamb and cook for 5 mins. on HIGH
Micro or until light brown in colour. Stir
halfway.
5. Remove the whole cardamon pods, cloves
and cinnamon before serving with rice or
other vegetables.
1. Mix together the garlic, ginger, almonds and
water to make a thick paste.
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Pasta and rice
Pesto Spaghetti
Serves 4
Ingredients
275 g (10 oz) spaghetti
400 g (14 oz) new potatoes, cubed
225 g (8 oz) green beans, halved
120 g (41⁄2 oz) tub fresh pesto
olive oil, for drizzling
salt and fresh ground black pepper
Dish: large bowl
3. Combine the spaghetti and vegetables
together with 4 tbsps of the liquid, from the
potatoes and beans.
1. Place spaghetti in a large bowl, add 1 litre
(13/4 pt) of boiling water, cover and cook on
HIGH Micro for 9-10 mins. or until cooked.
Drain and keep warm.
4. Stir in the fresh pesto, season to taste and
serve drizzled with a little olive oil.
2. Place the potatoes in a bowl with 90 ml (6
tbsp) of water, and cook on HIGH Micro for
8 mins, add the green beans and cook for a
further 8 mins. or until tender.
Lemon and Asparagus Risotto
Ingredients
1 bunch asparagus (approx. 250 g / 9 oz)
450 ml (3/4 pint) hot vegetable stock
35 g (11⁄2 oz) butter
2 leeks trimmed and finely sliced
200 g (7 oz) risotto rice
100 g (4 oz) frozen peas
Finely shredded zest and juice 1⁄2 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
40 g (11⁄2 oz) fresh Parmesan cheese
10 g (1⁄4 oz) fresh basil
Dish: small bowl + large bowl
1. Cut off asparagus tips with 2.5 cm (1”)
middle stem and cook with 30 ml (2 tbsp)
stock on HIGH Micro for 2 mins.
2. Chop remaining asparagus stems into
1 cm pieces and leave to one side.
3. Place leeks and 25g (1oz) butter in large
bowl and cook for 3 mins on HIGH Micro.
Serves 4
4. Add the rice to the leeks and cook on HIGH
Micro for 3 mins.
5. Stir in 3/4 pint hot vegetable stock and cook
on HIGH Micro for 6 mins. Add chopped asparagus stems and cook on HIGH Micro for
5 mins.
6. Stir in the peas, lemon zest and juice and
cook on HIGH Micro for 6 mins. Season.
7. Stir in the cooked asparagus tips, basil,
remaining butter and 25 g (1 oz) Parmesan
cheese and allow to heat through.
8. Serve in warmed bowls sprinkled with a few
whole basil leaves and the rest of the
Parmesan cheese.
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Lentil Biryani
Ingredients
50 g (2 oz) green lentils
10 ml (2 tsp) oil
1 small onion, sliced
3 ml (1⁄4 tsp) grated root ginger
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 ml (1⁄4 tsp) turmeric
3 ml (1⁄4 tsp) chilli powder
5 ml (1 tsp) curry powder
150 ml (1⁄4 pt) natural yoghurt
50 g (2 oz) mushrooms, sliced
1 tomato, peeled and chopped
150 ml (1⁄4 pt) hot water
25 g (1 oz) cashew nuts
225 g (8 oz) cooked basmati rice
Garnish:
hard boiled egg slices and
coriander leaves
Serves 4-6
Dish: large bowl
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 Micro for 3 mins.
or until softened.
3. Add the ginger, garlic, turmeric, chilli and
curry powder. Cover and cook on HIGH
Micro for 2 mins.
4. Add the yoghurt, mushrooms, tomato, water
and lentils. Cover and cook on HIGH Micro
for 15–20 mins. or until the lentils are tender
and the liquid has evaporated.
5. Add the lentil mixture and cashew nuts to
the cooked rice and mix thoroughly. Reheat
on HIGH Micro if necessary. Garnish and
serve.
Kedgeree
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) sour cream
15 ml (1 tbsp) curry paste
100 g (4 oz) frozen peas
30 ml (2 tbsp) parsley, chopped
2 hardboiled eggs, chopped
Serves 2
Dish: large casserole, shallow dish, small
bowl
1. Place the rice and chicken stock in
casserole, cover and cook on HIGH Micro
for 18-20 mins. or until tender.
2. Place the fish in a shallow dish, sprinkle
with lemon juice, cover and cook on HIGH
Micro for 5-6 mins. or until cooked. Skin and
flake.
3. Place onion and oil in a bowl, cover and
cook on HIGH Micro for 3-4 mins. or until
softened.
4. Combine sour cream with curry paste. Mix
into rice then stir in flaked fish, onion, peas,
parsley, eggs and seasoning. Cover and
cook on HIGH Micro for 5 mins. until piping
hot.
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Tagliatelle Toscana
Serves 4
Ingredients
1 aubergine, cubed
salt
350 g (12 oz) tagliatelle, fresh
1 onion, chopped
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
Dish: large bowl, deep casserole dish
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: GRILL 1 and
SIMMER Micro for 4-5 mins. until piping hot.
1. Sprinkle the aubergine with salt and leave
for 20 mins. then rinse and dry.
2. Place the pasta in a large bowl with 600 ml
(1 pt) boiling water. Cover and cook, on
HIGH Micro for 4 mins. or until tender.
Drain.
3. Place onion, garlic and oil in a bowl, cover
and cook on HIGH Micro for 2 mins. or until
soft. Add the remaining ingredients
except the mozzarella and parmesan
cheese, cover and cook on HIGH Micro
for 6 mins.
Vegetable Couscous
Ingredients
1 large onion, sliced
225 g (8 oz) courgettes, thickly sliced
225 g (8 oz) green beans, chopped
225 g (8 oz) carrots, thickly sliced
1 small cauliflower, broken into florets
396 g (14 oz) can chick peas, drained
5 ml (1 tsp) tumeric
3 ml (1⁄2 tsp) cinnamon
salt
1 clove garlic, crushed
300 ml (1⁄2 pt) hot vegetable stock
350 g (12 oz) couscous
Serves 4
Dish: large casserole, bowl
1. Place all the vegetables in a large casserole
with the spices, salt, garlic and chick peas.
Add the hot vegetable stock. Cover and
cook on HIGH Micro for 16-18 mins. or until
the vegetables are tender.
2. Place the couscous in a bowl with 450ml (3/4
pt) of boiling water. Allow to stand for 10
mins. Cover and cook on MEDIUM Micro for
5 mins. or until warm and fluffed. Separate
the grains with a fork and serve with the
vegetables.
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Cheese and egg dishes
Boiled eggs in shells
Never attempt to cook a boiled egg by
microwave. They can explode dangerously.
Piercing
Always pierce egg yolk and white to stop them
exploding when cooking in a
microwave.
Quiches
Always cook quiches on SIMMER Micro to
avoid curdling the egg filling.
Swiss Cheese Fondue
Serves 4-6
Ingredients
1 garlic clove, halved
300 ml (1⁄2 pt) dry white wine
450 g (1 lb) Gruyère cheese, grated
25 g (1 oz) plain flour
Pinch of pepper
Pinch of grated nutmeg
Paprika for sprinkling
Dish: large 2 litre (4 pt) bowl
1. Place garlic and wine in the bowl and cook
on HIGH Micro for 4-5 mins, or until wine is
just boiling.
2. In another bowl mix the cheese and flour
together, until evenly combined.
3. Remove the garlic from the wine and
discard. Add half of the cheese mixture,
stirring constantly until the cheese melts.
4. Cook on HIGH Micro for 1 minute, then stir
in the rest of the cheese mixture.
5. Return to the microwave and cook again for
1-2 minutes on HIGH Micro. Season with
pepper and nutmeg.
6. Sprinkle with Paprika, if desired. Serve with
chunks of french bread, or vegetables.
French Bread Pizza
Ingredients
1 small onion, sliced
15 ml (1 tbsp) cooking oil
1 small French stick
30 ml (2 tbsp) Dolmio sauce or Passata
75 g (3 oz) Mozzarella cheese, grated
Serves 2
Dish: bowl
Oven Accessory: glass turntable then grill
rack
1. Place onion in bowl with the oil. Cover and
cook on HIGH Micro for 3-4 mins or until
softened.
2. Cut bread in half lengthways. Place on grill
rack and cook on GRILL 1 for 2-3 mins.
Spread with the Dolmio sauce. Top with the
onion and then cheese.
3. Place back on grill rack and cook on
Combination: GRILL 1 and SIMMER Micro
for 3-4 mins. or until browning and hot.
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Ciabatta with Scrambled eggs
Serves 4-6
Ingredients
1 red pepper
3 ciabatta rolls, halved
1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
4 eggs
60 ml (4 tbsp) milk
knob of butter
1 ripe tomato, deseeded and diced
30 ml (2 tbsp) fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper
Parmesan Cheese, grated
3. Place the eggs, milk and butter in a large
jug and whisk to combine. Cook on HIGH
Micro for 2 mins., stirring every 30 secs.
Add the pepper, tomato, basil and
seasoning.
Cook for a further 4 minutes, on HIGH
Micro stirring every minute or until the eggs
have just set.
Dish: large jug
Oven Accessory: glass turntable
and grill rack
1. Cut the pepper in half. Place on the grill
rack and cook on GRILL 1 for 7-8 mins. or
until the skin has blackened. Carefully peel
off the skin, remove the core and seeds,
and dice the flesh.
4. Spoon the eggs over the toasted ciabatta
and sprinkle with parmesan. Serve
immediately.
2. Toast the rolls on GRILL 1 for 2-3 mins. or
until lightly browned. Rub each roll with the
cut side of the garlic clove.
Summer Vegetable Flan
Ingredients
250g (9 oz) shortcrust pastry
150 g (5 oz) courgettes
175 g (6 oz) broccoli
50 g (2 oz) peas
175 g (6 oz) asparagus
100 g (4 oz) tomatoes
100 g (4 oz) full fat soft cheese
150 ml (1⁄4 pt) single cream
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 eggs and 1 egg yolk
40 g (11⁄2 oz) mature Cheddar cheese
Serves 6
Dish: 23 cm (9”) flan dish, bowl
1. Line flan dish with pastry, prick with a fork.
Cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and
MEDIUM Micro for 4 mins. or until dry.
2. Thinly slice the courgettes, prepare the
broccoli and peas, place in a bowl with
90 ml (6 tbsp) of water and soften on HIGH
Micro for 4-5 mins. Drain. Place in the
pastry case with the asparagus and
quartered tomatoes.
3. Beat the soft cheese with the cream, garlic
and eggs, pour over the vegetables and
sprinkle with cheese. Cook on Combination:
GRILL 1 and SIMMER Micro for 14-16
mins. or until just set.
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Creamy Cheese, Potato & Broccoli Bake
Serves 4
Ingredients
675 g (11⁄2 lb) new potatoes
225 g (8 oz) broccoli florets
150 ml (1⁄4 pt) soured cream
75 g (3 oz) Gruyère cheese grated
seasoning
1⁄
2
Dish: large bowl + heatproof dish
3. Mix together
1. Cut potatoes in half (or quarters if large).
Place in a bowl with 90 ml (6 tbsp) of water
and cook on HIGH Micro for 8 mins.
covered with cling film.
4. Arrange the potato and broccoli in a
heatproof dish in a single layer, pour the
cream mixture over them and sprinkle the
rest of the cheese on top.
2. Add the broccoli to the potatoes and cook
for a further 4-6 mins. on HIGH Micro or
until tender.
5. Cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and
SIMMER Micro for 10 mins. or until piping
hot.
Macaroni Cheese
the cheese and the cream.
Serves 4
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
Dish: large bowl + jug, large oval dish
1. Cook macaroni in 450ml (3⁄4 pt) boiling water
on HIGH Micro for 8-9 mins. or until soft.
Drain.
2. Place butter, onion and bacon in a jug.
Cook on HIGH Micro, for 5 mins. or until
onion is soft. Stir halfway through cooking.
3. Stir in flour and cook for 30 secs. on HIGH
Micro.
5. Add mustard and 100g (4oz) grated
cheese. Place the macaroni in a large dish
and pour over the sauce. Sprinkle with
breadcrumbs and remaining cheese.
6. Cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and
MEDIUM Micro for 7-9 mins. or until piping
hot.
4. Gradually add milk, stir well and season.
Cook on HIGH Micro for 5 mins. or until
sauce is thick and bubbling. Stir twice
during cooking.
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Vegetables and vegetarian
•
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•
•
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.
•
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.
•
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.
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.
•
Whole cauliflower should be cooked upside
down on MEDIUM Micro for 10 mins.,
approx. with 90 ml (6 tbsp) water. Make a
cross with a knife in the stalk. Turn halfway
during cooking.
•
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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.
Jacket potatoes
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
200 g-250 g (7-9 oz).
Before Cooking
Wash potatoes and prick skins several times.
Spread around edge of turntable.
After Cooking
Remove from oven and wrap in aluminium foil
to retain the heat. Leave to stand for 5 mins.
Crispy Toast Topped Ratatouille
Serves 4
Ingredients
225 g (8 oz) aubergine, roughly chopped
225 g (8 oz) courgette, roughly chopped
1 yellow pepper, roughly chopped
1 red pepper, roughly chopped
2 large garlic cloves
397 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
2.5 ml (1⁄2 tsp) caster sugar
30 ml (2 tbsp) chopped fresh basil
salt and ground black pepper
1 small baguette, sliced
100 g (4 oz) pack of mozzarella cheese,
thinly sliced
Dish: casserole dish
1. Combine all the ingredients in a casserole
dish, apart from the baguette and the
cheese.
2. Cover and cook on HIGH Micro for 15 mins.
or until vegetables are soft, stirring halfway
through the cooking time.
3. Arrange the slices of baguette on to the
cooked ratatouille and top with the slices of
cheese. Cook on Combination: GRILL 1
and WARM Micro for 7 mins. or until the
cheese has melted.
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Gratin Dauphinois
Serves 4
Dish: 20 cm (8”) shallow dish
Ingredients
1 clove of garlic, halved
675 g (11⁄2 lb) potatoes, sliced very thinly
pinch nutmeg
pepper and salt
150 ml (1⁄4 pt) double cream
25 g (1 oz) butter
1. Rub halves of garlic around inside of dish
and discard.
2. Layer the potato slices in the dish,
seasoning with salt and pepper and nutmeg
between each layer.
3. Pour the cream evenly over the top of the
potatoes and dot with butter. Cook on
Combination: GRILL 1 and MEDIUM Micro
for 12-14 mins. or until cooked and
browned.
Vegetable Lasagne
Serves 4-6
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
Dish: large bowl, large shallow rectangular
Pyrex® or heatproof dish
1. Place onion, butter and garlic in a bowl,
cover and cook on HIGH Micro for 3 mins.
Add vegetables and stock, re-cover and
cook on HIGH Micro for 8-10 mins. or until
vegetables are soft. Season to taste.
3. Grate remaining cheese and arrange over
top in 3 diagonal bands. Cook on
Combination: GRILL 3 and MEDIUM Micro
for 20 mins. or until the pasta is cooked.
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.
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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients
2 medium sweet potatoes
(200-250g 7-9 oz each)
1 large tomato, sliced
50 g (2 oz) spicy sausage, sliced
30 ml (2 tbsp) coriander, chopped
75 g (3 oz) cheddar cheese, grated
salt and pepper
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable then grill
rack
1. Wash and prick the potato skins. Cook on
the Jacket Potato auto program.
2. Split the potatoes horizontally, keeping the
edge joined.
3. Layer the tomatoes and the sausage
alternately over the potatoes. Season and
sprinkle with coriander and the grated
cheese.
4. Arrange on the grill rack and cook on
GRILL 1 for 2-3 mins.
Cauliflower Cheese
Serves 4
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 cheese
15 ml (1 tbsp) brown breadcrumbs
Dish: large bowl + shallow casserole
1. Place cauliflower upside down in a bowl.
Add water. Cover and cook on MEDIUM
Micro for 10 mins. or until tender. Drain, and
place in casserole.
2. Melt butter on HIGH Micro for 20-30 secs.
Stir in flour and mustard. Cook for a further
10-20 secs. Add milk gradually. Stir well and
season. Cook on HIGH Micro for 3-4 mins.
or until sauce is thick and bubbling. Stir
once halfway during cooking.
3. Stir in 50 g (2 oz) grated cheese. Pour the
sauce over the cauliflower. Top with
remaining cheese and breadcrumbs.
4. Cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and
MEDIUM Micro for 4-6 mins. or until
browning.
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Red Lentil Casserole
Ingredients
2 onions, chopped
15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large aubergine, chopped
2 courgettes, sliced
1 large red pepper, deseeded and sliced
1 large green pepper, deseeded and sliced
400 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
300 ml (1⁄2 pt) vegetable stock
5 ml (1 tsp) chopped rosemary
10 ml (2 tsp) chopped thyme
100 g (4 oz) red lentils
Serves 4
Dish: large casserole
1. Place onions, oil, and garlic in the
casserole. Cook on HIGH Micro for 3 mins.
2. Add chopped aubergine, courgettes, and
peppers to the casserole. Cook on HIGH
Micro for 4-5 mins.
3. Add the tomatoes, vegetable stock, herbs
and lentils. Cook on HIGH Micro for 5 mins.
4. Stir and then cook on SIMMER Micro for
20-25 mins. or until lentils are tender.
Vegetable Enchiladas
Serves 4
Ingredients
Tomato Sauce:
1⁄
2 green pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
15 ml (1 tbsp) oil
397 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
227 g (8 oz) can whole tomatoes
3 ml (1⁄2 tsp) ground cumin
3 ml (1⁄2 tsp) dried oregano
3 ml (1⁄2 tsp) chilli powder
salt and pepper
Enchiladas:
50 g (2 oz) cheddar cheese, grated
100 g (4 oz) cottage cheese
pinch salt
2 ml (1⁄2 tsp) chilli powder
pinch ground cumin
1 tomato, chopped
1 courgette, grated
1⁄
2 green pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
6 x 15 cm (6”) corn tortillas or thin crepes
Dish: large bowl, small bowl 20 x 25cm (8 x
10”) shallow dish
4. Mix tomato, courgette, green pepper and
onion in a bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH
Micro for 4-6 mins. or until vegetables are
tender. Drain and press lightly to remove
excess moisture. Stir in half of the tomato
sauce.
5. Spread the cheese mixture over each
tortilla, top with vegetable mixture and roll
up. Arrange tortillas seam side down in a
shallow dish. Pour the remaining sauce
down the centre.
6. Cook on MEDIUM Micro for 8-12 mins. or
until piping hot.
1. Combine the green pepper, onion, garlic
and oil in a bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH
Micro for 3-5 mins. or until tender.
2. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients and
cook uncovered on HIGH Micro for 5-7
mins. or until piping hot and thickened.
Leave to one side.
3. Combine 25 g (1 oz) cheddar cheese in a
small bowl with the cottage cheese, salt,
chilli and cumin. Mix well.
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Red Cabbage with Red Onion and Almonds
Ingredients
22.5 ml (1 1⁄2 tbsp) olive oil
1⁄
2 large red onion, chopped
450 g (1 lb) red cabbage, finely shredded
2 eating apples, cored, peeled and sliced
37 ml (2 1⁄2 tbsp) light muscovado sugar
30 ml (2 tbsp) red wine vinegar
22.5 ml (1 1⁄2 tbsp) red currant jelly
2.5ml (1/4 tsp) 1⁄4 tsp ground cinnamon
50 g (2 oz) flaked almonds, toasted
Serves 4-6
Dish: large bowl
1. Place onion in bowl and cook on HIGH
Micro for 2 mins.
2. Add all the other ingredients except the
almonds, mix well and then cook on HIGH
Micro for 10 -12 mins. or until cabbage is
softened. Stir halfway through cooking.
3. Stir in the almonds just before serving, so
they retain their crunch.
Spicy Bean Goulash
Serves 4-6
Ingredients
100 g (4 oz) black-eye beans, soaked
overnight
100 g (4 oz) adzuki beans, soaked overnight
15 ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 yellow pepper, chopped
10 ml (2 tsp) caraway seeds, lightly crushed
15 ml (1 tbsp) paprika
397 g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
175 g (6 oz) mushrooms, thickly sliced
60 ml (4 tbsp) natural yoghurt
salt and pepper
Garnish:
fresh parsley, chopped
Dish: large bowl, large casserole
1. Drain the beans, rinse well and place in a
large bowl. Add 600 ml (1pt) boiling water.
Cover and cook on HIGH Micro for 15 mins.
then LOW Micro for 30 mins. or until tender.
2. Place the oil, garlic, yellow pepper,
caraway seeds and paprika in a large
casserole. Cover and cook on HIGH Micro
for 2 mins. or until softened.
3. Add drained, rinsed beans, tomatoes and
mushrooms. Cover and cook on HIGH Micro
for 8-10 mins. or until piping hot and the
mushrooms are soft. Stir once during cooking.
4. Stir in 30 ml (2 tbsp) yoghurt and season to
taste. Drizzle remaining yoghurt on top and
sprinkle with parsley.
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Puddings and desserts
Steamed Suet Sponge Pudding
Serves 4
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 to dry ingredients
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) pudding basin , greased
1. In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour and
salt. Stir in the 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 Micro for 5-6 mins, or
until firm.
Creme Caramel
Serves 4
Ingredients
150 ml (1⁄4 pt) water
100 g (4 oz) caster sugar
3 eggs
3 ml (1⁄2 tsp) vanilla essence
30 ml (2 tbsp) caster sugar
300 ml (1⁄2 pt) cold milk
Dish: 15 cm (6”) souffle dish
1. Put water and the 100 g (4 oz) of sugar in a
souffle dish. Cook on HIGH Micro for
2-3 mins. or until sugar has dissolved.
Continue cooking on HIGH Micro for 7-10
mins. until sugar has caramelised, keeping
a close watch as it can burn easily:
CAUTION - Remove from oven very
carefully using oven gloves (the base will be
extremely hot) and cool.
3. Cook on SIMMER Micro for 14-16 mins. or
until starting to set around edge of dish. The
custard will continue to set on cooling.
Refrigerate for several hours before turning
out.
N.B. Individual Creme Caramels can be
prepared by dividing the above ingredients
between 4 individual 9 cm (31⁄2”) ramekins.
Cook the sugar solution for approx. 10-12
mins. on HIGH Micro then cook the
custards for approx. 11-13 mins. on
SIMMER Micro.
2. Beat eggs, essence, caster sugar and milk
together and strain over caramel.
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Date Puddings and Butterscotch Sauce
Ingredients
200 g (7 oz) fresh dates, stoned and finely
chopped
175 g (6 oz) self-raising flour
5 ml (1 tsp) baking powder
5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence
15 ml (1 tbsp) Camp coffee essence
100 ml (31⁄2 fl. oz) milk
75 g (3 oz) butter
150 g (5 oz) caster sugar
2 eggs lightly beaten
Serves 6
Butterscotch sauce
45 g (13⁄4 oz) butter
120 ml (8 tbsp) soft brown sugar
200 ml (7 fl. oz) whipping cream
15 ml (1 tbsp) vanilla essence
Sauce
Dish: 1 Litre (2pt) pudding basin, large jug
1. Pour 175 ml (6 fl. oz) boiling water over the
chopped dates and set aside to cool.
2. Sift together flour and baking powder. Add
vanilla and coffee essence to the milk.
3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and
fluffy. Add eggs a little at a time.
4. Fold in the flour and flavoured milk, then
pour in the date mixture.
5. Place in a basin. Cook on HIGH Micro for 7
mins. and leave to stand for 10 mins.
1. Place butter in a large jug and cook on
HIGH Micro for 45 sec. to 1 minute, or until
bubbling.
2. Add sugar and stir until it has dissolved
cooking for 1 minute at a time on HIGH
Micro. Continue to cook until liquid is
foaming and bubbling 30 sec. at a time on
HIGH Micro.
3. Slowly pour in the cream and bring to the
boil on HIGH Micro for 2-3 mins. Add
essence. Stir, continue to boil on HIGH
Micro 30 sec. at a time until it starts to
thicken.
Lemon Brûleé
Serves 4
Ingredients
2 lemons, grated rind
500 ml (18 fl oz.) full fat milk
1 cinnamon stick
grated nutmeg
4 medium egg yolks
50 g (2 oz) caster sugar
25 g (1 oz) cornflour
25 g (1 oz) demerara sugar
Oven Accessory: glass turntable then
grill rack
Dish: large jug, 4 individual heatproof
ramekins
1. Place the grated rind of the lemons with the
milk, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large jug
and cook on HIGH Micro for 4 mins. Allow
to cool, slightly.
3. Strain the milk into the egg mixture and
then cook on HIGH Micro for 2-3 mins. or
until thickened. Stir frequently.
4. Pour into 4 ovenproof dishes and allow to
cool for 4 hours or overnight.
5. Lightly sprinkle with demerara sugar and
place on grill rack and cook on GRILL 1 for
7-8 mins. until caramelised.
2. Whisk the egg yolks and caster sugar until
pale and foamy, then stir in the cornflour.
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Baked Lemon Cheesecake
Serves 8
Ingredients
75 g (3 oz) butter
175 g (6 oz) digestive biscuits, crushed
5 ml (1 tsp) cinnamon
Filling:
175 g (6 oz) cream cheese
175 g (6 oz) cottage cheese
75 g (3 oz) caster sugar
25 g (1 oz) cornflour
1 lemon, grated rind of
150 ml (1⁄4 pt) soured cream
2 eggs, separated
50 g (2 oz) sultanas
3. Whisk egg whites until stiff and carefully fold
into the cheese mixture. Sprinkle the
sultanas over the biscuit base and pour over
the filling mixture.
Dish: 23cm (9”) cm diameter. Deep pyrex
dish, greased
1. Melt butter on HIGH Micro for 1-2 mins. or
until melted. Stir in biscuits and cinnamon.
Press into base of dish.
4. Cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and
SIMMER Micro for 6-8 mins. or until the
filling has set. Chill before serving.
2. Blend cream cheese and cottage cheese
together until smooth, add sugar, cornflour,
lemon rind, soured cream and egg yolks.
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Christmas Pudding
Serves 6-8
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
Dish: large bowl, 1.3 litre (21⁄2 pt) pudding
basin lightly greased
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 traditionally steamed pudding.
1. Place apple and carrot in a large bowl.
Cover and cook on HIGH Micro for 5 mins.
Beat well to make a thick puree.
2. Stir in juice, rind and mixed fruit. Cook on
HIGH Micro 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 Micro
for 4 mins. Stand for 5 mins. Cook on HIGH
Micro for another 2 mins. or until just firm.
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Sauces
Container size
Reheating
Always use a container or jug at least twice the
capacity of the sauce, to avoid boiling over.
Sauces can be made in advance and reheated
by microwave. Reheat on HIGH Micro and stir
halfway.
Covering
Power level
DO NOT cover sauces when cooking.
Most sauces require HIGH Micro for cooking.
Sauces containing eggs should be cooked on
SIMMER Micro.
STIRRING – IMPORTANT
Sauces/gravy should be thoroughly stirred
before, during and after cooking, to avoid any
eruptions and to result in a smooth sauce.
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
1. Melt butter in jug on HIGH Micro for
40-60 secs.
2. Stir in the flour to make a roux.
3. Add the milk gradually stirring continuously
until well combined.
4. Cook for 2 mins. on HIGH Micro.
Stir and cook for a further 2-3 mins. Sauce
should be smooth and glossy and coat
the back of a spoon.
Variations of White Sauce:
Parsley:
Stir 60 ml (4 tbsp) chopped parsley and 15 ml
(1 tbsp) lemon juice into sauce halfway through
cooking time.
Onion:
Cook 1 small onion in the butter for 30 secs. on
HIGH Micro before adding the flour and milk.
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Hollandaise Sauce
Ingredients
3 egg yolks
30 ml (2 tbsp) white wine vinegar
100 g (4 oz) chilled, unsalted butter, cut into
cubes
pepper
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) jug
1. Place egg yolks and vinegar in a jug.
Beat well.
2. Drop cubes of butter on top. Cook on HIGH
Micro for 20 secs.
3. Whisk. Cook on HIGH Micro for 10 secs.
4. Whisk again and cook on HIGH Micro 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.
Custard
Ingredients
45 ml (3 tbsp) custard powder
15 ml (1 tbsp) sugar
600 ml (1 pt) cold milk
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) jug
1. Mix together the custard powder, sugar and
a little milk in a jug to form a smooth paste.
2. Blend in the remaining milk, whisking well.
3. Cook on HIGH Micro for 4-6 mins. Whisk
well halfway through cooking time and again
at the end.
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Baking guidelines
Dish shape
Dish size
Ring moulds are ideal for baking cakes in,
especially dense cakes. They help prevent the
outside edge of the cake overcooking
before the dense centre is cooked through.
Always use the exact dish size stated in the following recipes, otherwise cooking times and results will be affected.
Keeping quality
Light sponge type cakes cook very quickly by
microwave and so should be cooked as
required, since their keeping quality is not as
long as those baked traditionally.
Consistency
Generally cakes to be cooked by microwave
should have a softer consistency than those
baked traditionally. As a general rule add
15-30 ml (1-2 tbsp) of milk or water to the mixture.
Mixing/beating
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.
Eggs
The following recipes have been tested using
medium eggs. Using a different size of egg may
affect cooking times.
Covering
Just as you wouldnʼt cover a cake baked in a
traditional oven, NEVER cover your cakes
cooked by microwave.
Sponge Cake
Ingredients
Dish: 18 cm (7”) souffle dish, based lined
with greaseproof paper
100 g (4 oz) self raising flour
100 g (4 oz) soft margarine
100 g (4 oz) caster sugar
2 eggs
30 ml (2 tbsp) milk
1. Combine all ingredients together in a large
bowl. Mix well until smooth. Tip into
prepared dish and smooth the top.
2. Cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and
MEDIUM Micro for 3 1⁄2 mins. Cool for 10
mins., before turning out onto a rack. The
cake is cooked when it has just dried on the
top. Do not overcook as overcooked cakes
stale quickly.
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Carrot Cake
Ingredients
2 eggs beaten
150 ml (1⁄4 pt) vegetable or corn oil
150 g (5 oz) self-raising wholemeal flour
100 g (4 oz) soft light brown sugar
5 ml (2 tsp) cinnamon
75 g (3 oz) raisins
100 g (4 oz) carrots, grated
Icing
50 g (2 oz) cream cheese
50 g (2 oz) butter
100 g (4 oz) icing sugar
10 ml (2 tsp) lemon juice
50 g (2 oz) walnuts, chopped
Dish: 25 cm (10”) ring mould, based lined
with greaseproof paper
1. Mix eggs and oil together.
2. Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, raisins and
carrots in a mixing bowl. Pour egg
mixture into flour and stir well until well combined.
3. Pour into ring mould and cook on
Combination: GRILL 2 and LOW Micro for
7-8 mins. or until firm. Stand for 10 mins.
before turning out.
4. Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.
Gradually beat in icing sugar and lemon
juice. Spread over sides and top of cake
and sprinkle with walnuts.
Chewy Flapjacks
Ingredients
75 g (3 oz) butter or margarine
30 ml (2 tbsp) golden syrup
75 g (3 oz) light brown sugar
150 g (5 oz) porridge oats
50 g (2 oz) raisins
Makes: 8 slices
Dish: bowl, 20 cm (8”) round flan dish
1. Place butter, syrup and sugar in a bowl and
cook on HIGH Micro for 1-2 mins. or until
melted.
2. Stir in the oats and raisins. Press into dish.
Cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and
SIMMER Micro for 4-5 mins. or until firm
and golden. Allow to cool slightly then cut
into pieces.
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Boston Brownies
Ingredients
100 g (4 oz) plain chocolate
100 g (4 oz) butter
100 g (4 oz) soft dark brown sugar
100 g (4 oz) self-raising flour
10 ml (2 tsp) cocoa powder
pinch salt
2 eggs, beaten
3 ml (1⁄2 tsp) vanilla essence
100 g (4 oz) walnuts, chopped
Dish: 20 cm (8”) square dish base lined
with greaseproof
1. Place chocolate and butter in a bowl and
cook on HIGH Micro for 1 minute or until
chocolate has melted.
2. Stir in all other ingredients and beat well.
3. Pour into dish and cook on Combination:
GRILL 2 and LOW Micro for 6-8 mins or
until firm. Allow to cool and then cut into
squares.
Ginger Cake
Ingredients
100 g (4 oz) butter or margarine
100 g (4 oz) golden syrup
100 g (4 oz) black treacle
75 g (3 oz) soft brown sugar
100 g (4 oz) self-raising flour
100 g (4 oz) plain wholemeal flour
5 ml (1 tsp) mixed spice
10 ml (2 tsp) ground ginger
5 ml (1 tsp) bicarbonate of soda
pinch salt
150 ml (1⁄4 pt) milk
2 eggs beaten
Dish: 20 cm (8”) Soufflé dish base lined with
greaseproof
1. Place butter, syrup, treacle and sugar in a
bowl and heat on HIGH Micro for 1-2 mins.
or until fat has melted.
2. Place flours, spices, bicarbonate and salt in
a large bowl. Stir in treacle mixture and mix
well. Stir in milk and eggs and beat until
smooth.
3. Pour into dish and cook on MEDIUM Micro
for 8-9 mins. or until set around edges. The
cake will appear slightly wet in centre, but
will continue cooking as it cools.
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Preserves
Sterilizing jars
Jam jars can be sterilized by microwave ready
for your jams. Half fill with water and heat them
on HIGH Micro 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.
If you wish to cook larger quantities than given
in the recipes below, revert to the
traditional hob method, using a traditional
recipe.
Dish size
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.
Covering
Do not cover preserves whilst cooking, apart
from if recommended in the recipe.
DO NOT USE YOUR MICROWAVE TO
STERILIZE BABIESʼ BOTTLES.
DO NOT SEAL PRESERVING JARS IN YOUR
MICROWAVE.
Setting point
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.
Makes approx. 11⁄2 lbs jam
Soft Fruit Jam
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
Dish: large bowl
1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir.
Cook on HIGH Micro 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.
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Red Onion Chutney
Makes 2 lbs
Dish: large bowl
Ingredients
45 ml (3 tbsp) olive oil
4 large red onions halved and thinly sliced
50 g (2 oz) demerara sugar
100 g (4 oz) sultanas
300 ml (1⁄2 pint) red wine
125 ml (4 fl.oz) red wine vinegar
1. Put oil in bowl with onions. Soften on HIGH
Micro for 10 minutes, stirring halfway.
2. Add all other ingredients and mix well.
3. Cook on MEDIUM Micro for 20 mins, or until
soft.
4. Cool slightly, then pour into a jar.
5. Allow to cool thoroughly before chilling.
Orange Marmalade
Makes 1 /2 -2lbs
1
Ingredients
450 g (1 lb) seville oranges
1 lemon
750ml (11⁄4 pts) water, boiling
450 g (1 lb) sugar
knob of butter
Dish: large bowl
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 Micro 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 Micro for 10
mins. until rind is tender, stirring
occasionally. Stir in the sugar until
dissolved.
7. Cook on HIGH Micro for 8 mins covered.
Stir in the butter and cook to setting point
15-20 mins.
8. Leave to stand for 10 mins then pour into
warmed sterilized jars.
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Questions and answers
Q
Q
Q
My microwave oven causes interference
with my TV, is this normal?
Sometimes warm air comes from the oven
vents. Why?
My oven stops cooking by microwave and
“H97” and “H98” appears in the display
window.
A
A
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.
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 isnʼt
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.
The display indicates a problem with the
microwave generation system. Please
contact an authorised Service Center.
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 purpose of warming or cooking
food. Class B means that this product may be used in normal household areas.
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Technical specifications
Rated Voltage:
Operating Frequency:
Input Power:
Output Power:
Grill
Outer Dimensions:
Oven Cavity Dimensions:
Weight:
Noise:
230-240V, 50Hz
2,450 MHz
Max 2200 W
Microwave 1200 W
Grill 1150 W
Microwave 900 W (IEC-60705)
1100 W
510 (W) x 420 (D) x 304 (H) mm
359 (W) x 352 (D) x 217 (H) mm
13.5 kg
50.0 dB (EN60704)
Weight and Dimensions are approximate.
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