Panasonic NNGD569M Operating instructions

Panasonic NNGD569M Operating instructions
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CHAOS
DEFROST
MICRO &
BROWNER
COOKERY BOOK
& OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
F O R M O D E L S : NN-GD569M
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When using recipes in this book always follow metric or imperial measurements.
Do not combine the two. In some recipes the conversions are not a direct
equivalent due to recipe result.
Important Notice
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 31-39 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.
*1000 Watts IEC (60705) is achieved by using the Turbo Reheat pad, see page
16 for details.
Failure to follow the instructions given in this Cookbook and Operating
Instructions, may affect the recipe result and in some instances may be
dangerous.
ADVICE LINE
COOKERY
Customer Care Centre
01344 862108 (Opens 3 days a week)
08705 357357
Selected Spares and Accessories:
Order direct on line at www.panasonic.co.uk or by
telephoning the Customer Care Centre number above.
Welcome to Panasonic Microwave Cooking
Thank you for purchasing a Panasonic Microwave Oven.
Even if this is not your first microwave oven, do please read the opening
chapters of this cookbook to achieve perfect results every time.
This microwave oven has the benefit of the Inverter System Inside. The new
unique technology has been in use with microwave ovens in Japan for many
years, improving the cooking performance of the oven. It also means that you
benefit from having more space inside your oven, without taking up more room
on your work surface.
Microwaves leave most foods tastier and leave you with less washing up, but
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
CONTENTS
Safety Information
Unpacking your oven
Care and Cleaning
Oven Maintenance
Parts of your oven
Important Information
Microwaving Principles
General Guidelines
Containers to use
Control Panel
Operating Instructions
Defrosting
Grilling
Combination cooking
Panacrunch Pan
Auto Weight Programs
Cooking & Reheating
Guidelines
Reheating Charts
Cooking Charts
Increasing/
Decreasing Recipes
2
3
4
4
5
6-7
8
9-10
11-12
13
14-16
17-20
21
22-23
24
25-27
28
29-32
33-37
38
RECIPES
Soups and Starters
Fish
Meat and Poultry
Pasta and Rice
Cheese and Egg Dishes
Vegetables/Vegetarian
Puddings and Desserts
Sauces
Baking
Preserves
39-40
41-43
44-47
48-49
50-51
52-55
56-57
58
59-60
61
OTHER
Technical Specifications
Information On Disposal
Index
62
63
64-65
When writing, be sure to state your model number and daytime telephone
number.
1
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.
IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance
with the following code: Green-and-yellow: Earth. Blue: Neutral. Brown:
Live.
A 10 amp or 13 amp fuse is fitted according to the type of mains plug
fitted.
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:
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.
Check for the ASTA mark
fuse.
or the BSI mark
on the body of the
If the fuse cover is detachable, never use the plug with the cover
omitted. A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your
local Panasonic Dealer.
HOW TO REPLACE THE FUSE
Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver
and replace the fuse.
IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR THE
SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN THE FUSE SHOULD BE
REMOVED AND THE PLUG CUT OFF AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY
AND AN APPROPRIATE ONE FITTED. THERE IS A DANGER OF
SEVERE ELECTRICAL SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF PLUG IS
INSERTED INTO ANY 13 AMP SOCKET.
If a new plug is to be fitted, please observe the wiring code as shown
opposite. If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician. (For
U.K. Models only)
The wire which is coloured GREEN-AND-YELLOW must be connected
to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter E or by the
Earth symbol
or coloured GREEN or GREEN-AND-YELLOW.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal in
the plug which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal
in the plug which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
When this oven is installed it should be easy to isolate the appliance
from the electricity supply by pulling out the plug or operating a circuit
breaker.
Voltage & Power
The voltage used must be the same as specified on this microwave
oven. Using a higher voltage than that which is specified is
dangerous and may result in a fire or other type of accident causing
damage.
Do not immerse cord, plug or oven in water. Keep cord away from
heated surfaces. Do not let cord hang over the edge of table or work
top. Do not plug your oven in via an extension cable as this can be
dangerous. It is important to plug the oven directly into a wall socket.
The back of the appliance heats up during use. Do not allow the cord
to be in contact with the back of the appliance or cabinet surface.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
Caution: Hot surfaces
1. Hot Surfaces
Exterior oven surfaces, including air vents on the cabinet and the
oven door, will get hot during COMBINATION and GRILLING. Use
care when opening or closing door and when inserting or
removing food and accessories. The oven has a heater situated in
the top of the oven. After using the COMBINATION and GRILL
functions the roof and walls will be very hot.
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2. Children should be kept away from the oven at all
times and should only be allowed to operate the
oven 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.
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.
COUNTER - TOP:This oven is intended for counter-top use only. It is not intended for built-in
use or use inside a cabinet or cupboard.
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 one side, the other being open; 15cm/6" clear over the top;
10cm/4" at the rear.
2.
Do not place the microwave oven on a shelf directly above a gas or
electric hob. This may be a safety hazard and the oven may be
damaged.
3.
Do not block air vents on the rear and bottom or top of the cabinet. Do
not place any articles on the top of the oven over the vents. If air vents
are blocked during operation, the oven may overheat. If the oven
overheats, a thermal safety device will turn the oven off. The oven will
remain inoperable with blank display until it has cooled.
4.
Do not use outdoors.
5.
Storage of Accessories
Do not store any objects other than oven accessories inside the oven
in case it is accidentally turned on. In case of electronic failure, oven
can only be turned off at wall socket.
6.
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. This is the only time
that the oven is operated empty.
CAUTION: Grill element and oven will be hot.
DO NOT OPERATE THE OVEN EMPTY.
(Apart from in point 6 above or when pre-heating the Panacrunch Pan,
see page 24).
The appliance must not be operated by Microwave or
Combination WITHOUT FOOD IN THE OVEN. Operation when
empty will damage the appliance.
2. Guarantee
Your receipt is your guarantee, please keep in a safe place.
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.
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.
Before using your oven
1. Exterior oven surfaces, including air vents on the cabinet and the oven
door will get hot during COMBINATION and GRILLING, take care when
opening or closing the door and when inserting or removing food and
accessories.
2. The oven has two heaters situated in the top of the oven. After using
the COMBINATION and GRILL function, these surfaces will be very
hot. Care should be taken to avoid touching the heating elements
inside the oven.
N.B. After cooking by these modes, the oven accessories will be very
hot.
3. The accessible parts may become hot in use.
4. Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when adequate
instructions have been given so that the child is able to use the oven in
a safe way and understands the hazards of improper use. Ensure that
children do not touch the hot outer casing after operation of the oven.
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 safeety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
This appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate reomote control system.
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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.
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.
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.
5. Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to
clean the oven door glass since they may scratch the surface,
which may result in shattering of the glass.
6. If the Control Panel becomes dirty, clean with a soft, dry cloth.
Do not use harsh detergents or abrasives on Control Panel.
When cleaning the Control Panel, leave the oven door open to
prevent the oven from accidentally turning on. After cleaning
touch STOP/CANCEL Pad to clear display window.
7. If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the oven
door, wipe with a soft cloth. This may occur when the microwave
oven is operated under high humidity conditions and in no way
indicates a malfunction of the unit or microwave leakage.
8. It is occasionally necessary to remove the glass turntable for
cleaning. Wash the 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.
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.
11. A steam cleaner is not to be used for cleaning.
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 over
heating which would affect the operation of the oven and could
possibly result in a hazardous situation.
Maintenance of your oven
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.
2. Door Seals
Do not attempt to tamper with or make any adjustments or repairs
to door, control panel housing, safety interlock switches or any
other part of the oven. Do not remove outer panel from oven.
The door seals and door seal areas should always be kept clean
– use a damp cloth.
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N.B. The appliance should be inspected for damage to the door seals
and door seal areas. If these areas are damaged the appliance
should not be operated until it has been repaired by a service
technician trained by the manufacturer.
3. Oven Light
The oven lamp must be replaced by a service technician trained
by the manufacturer. DO NOT attempt to remove the outer casing
from the oven.
4. Selected Spares and Accessories
These may be ordered direct; on line at www.panasonic.co.uk or
by telephoning the Customer Care Centre 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.
7. While cooking by MICROWAVE or COMBINATION, turntable may
vibrate. This will not affect cooking performance.
2. Only use the Glass Turntable specifically designed for this oven.
Do not substitute with any other Glass Turntable.
8. The metal Grill Rack and Panacrunch Pan provided must ONLY
be used as directed for Grilling and Combination cooking. Never
use this 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 24 for
details). FAILURE TO USE ACCESSORIES CORRECTLY
COULD DAMAGE YOUR OVEN.
3. If Glass Turntable is hot, allow to cool before cleaning or placing
in water.
4. Do not cook directly on Glass Turntable. Always place food in a
microwave safe dish. The only exception to this is when cooking
Jacket Potatoes on microwave only.
5. If food or utensils on the Glass Turntable touch the oven walls,
this will cause the turntable to stop moving. It will then
automatically rotate in the opposite direction. This is normal.
Open oven door, reposition the food and restart.
6. The Glass Turntable can rotate in either direction.
The maximum weight that can be placed on the turntable is 4Kg
(8lb 14oz), this includes total weight of food and dish.
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.
Caution Label
External Air Vents
Caution
Label
See-through Oven
Window
Door Safety
Lock System
Grill Elements
Microwave Feed Guide
Do not remove
Grill Rack
Control Panel
Power Chord Label
Power Chord
Panacrunch Pan & Handle
(see page 24)
Door Safety
Lock System
Roller Ring
1. The Roller Ring and oven floor should be cleaned
frequently to prevent excessive noise.
2. The Roller Ring must always be used together with the
Glass Turntable for cooking.
Door Release Pad
Push to open the door
Opening the door during
cooking will stop the cooking
process without cancelling the
program. Cooking resumes as
soon as the door is closed and
Start is pressed. The oven light
will turn on and stay on
whenever the door is opened.
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Important Information – Read Carefully
Safety
If smoke or a fire occurs in the oven, press Stop/Cancel pad and
leave the door closed in order to stifle any flames.
Disconnect the power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or the circuit
breaker panel.
Short Cooking Times
As microwave cooking times are much shorter than other cooking
methods it is essential that recommended cooking times are not
exceeded without first checking the food.
Cooking times given in the cookbook are approximate. Factors that
may affect cooking times are: preferred degree of cooking, starting
temperature, altitude, volume, size and shape of foods and utensils
used. As you become familiar with the oven, you will be able to
adjust these factors.
It is better to undercook rather than overcook foods. If food is
undercooked, it can always be returned to the oven for further
cooking. If food is overcooked, nothing can be done. Always start
with minimum cooking times.
Important.
If the recommended cooking times are exceeded the food will be
spoiled and in extreme circumstances could catch fire and possibly
damage the interior of the oven.
1. Small quantities of food.
Take care when heating small quantities of food as these can
easily burn, dry out or catch fire if cooked too long. Always set
short cooking times and check the food frequently.
NEVER OPERATE THE OVEN WITHOUT FOOD INSIDE ON
MICROWAVE OR COMBINATION, EXCEPT WHEN PREHEATING
THE PANACRUNCH PAN (see page 24)
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.
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.
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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.
5. Foods with Skins.
Potatoes, apples, egg yolk, whole vegetables and sausages are
examples of food with non porous skins. These must be pierced
using a fork before cooking to prevent bursting.
6. Liquids.
Liquids and other foods must not be heated in sealed containers
since they are liable to explode. When heating liquids, eg soup,
sauces and beverages in your microwave oven, overheating the
liquid beyond boiling point can occur without evidence of
bubbling.
This could result in a sudden boil over of the hot liquid. To
prevent this possibility the following steps should be taken:
a) Avoid using straight-sided containers with narrow necks.
b) Do not overheat.
c) Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and
again halfway through the heating time.
d) After heating, allow to stand in the oven for a short time,
stirring again before carefully removing the container.
e) Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed
eruptive boiling, therefore care should be taken when handling
the container.
7. Lids.
Always remove the lids of jars and containers and takeaway food
containers before you microwave them. If you donʼt then steam
and pressure might build up inside and cause an explosion even
after the microwave cooking has stopped.
8. Deep Fat Frying.
Do not attempt to deep fat fry in your oven.
Important Information – Read Carefully
9. Meat Thermometer.
Use a meat thermometer to check the degree of cooking of joints
and poultry only when meat has been removed from the
microwave. If undercooked, return to the oven and cook for a few
more minutes at the recommended power level. Do not leave a
conventional meat thermometer in the oven when microwaving.
10. Paper, Plastic.
When heating food in plastic or paper containers, keep an eye on
the oven due to the possibility of ignition. Do not use wire
twist-ties with roasting bags as arcing will occur.
Do not use re-cycled paper products, 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.
11. Reheating.
It is essential that reheated food is served “piping hot”.
Remove the food from the oven and check that it is “piping hot”,
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.
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.
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.
14. Grilling.
The oven will only operate on the GRILL function with the door
closed.
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.
16. Containers.
Before use check that utensils/containers are suitable for use in
microwave ovens, or can withstand heat from the grill. See pages
11-12.
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 28-29.
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.
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
IMPORTANT NOTES
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 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
The microwaves cause the water molecules to vibrate which causes
FRICTION, ie. HEAT. This heat then cooks the food. Microwaves are
also attracted to fat and sugar particles, and foods high in these will cook
more quickly. Microwaves can only penetrate to a depth of 11⁄2-2 inches
(4-5 cm) and as heat spreads through the food by conduction, just as in
a traditional oven, the food cooks from the outside inwards.
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When a microwave oven is switched off,
the food will continue to cook by
conduction – NOT BY MICROWAVE
ENERGY. Hence STANDING TIME is
very important in microwaving,
particularly for dense foods i.e. meat,
cakes and reheated meals. (Refer to
page 9.)
General Guidelines
STANDING TIME
Dense foods e.g. meat, jacket
potatoes and cakes, require a
STANDING TIME (inside or
outside of the oven) after cooking,
to allow heat to finish conducting
to cook the centre completely.
MEAT JOINTS – Stand 15 mins. wrapped in aluminium foil.
JACKET POTATOES – Stand 5 mins. wrapped in aluminium
foil.
LIGHT CAKES – Stand 5 mins. before removing from dish.
RICH DENSE CAKES – Stand 15-20 mins.
FISH – Stand 2-3 mins.
EGG DISHES – Stand 1-2 mins.
PRECOOKED CONVENIENCE FOODS – Stand for 1-2 mins.
PLATED MEALS – Stand for 1-2 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 1920.
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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DISH SIZE
QUANTITY
SPACING
SHAPE
Follow the dish sizes given in the
recipes, as these affect the
cooking and reheating times. A
quantity of food spread in a
bigger dish cooks and reheats
more quickly.
Small quantities cook faster than
large quantities, also small
meals will reheat more quickly
than large portions.
Foods cook more quickly and
evenly if spaced apart. NEVER
pile foods on top of each other.
Even shapes cook evenly. Food
cooks better by microwave when
in a round container rather than
square.
DENSITY
COVERING
ARRANGING
STARTING TEMPERATURE
Porous airy foods heat more
quickly than dense heavy foods.
Cover foods with microwave cling
film or a self-fitting lid. Cover fish,
vegetables, casseroles, soups. Do
not cover cakes, sauces, jacket
potatoes, pastry items.
Individual foods e.g. chicken
portions or chops, should be
placed on a dish so that the
thicker parts are to the outside.
The colder the food, the longer it
takes to heat up. Food from a
fridge takes longer to reheat
than food at room temperature.
Food temperature should be
between 5-8 oC before cooking.
TURNING AND STIRRING
LIQUIDS
CHECKING FOOD
CLEANING
Some foods require stirring
during cooking. Meat and poultry
should be turned after half the
cooking time.
All liquids must be stirred
before, 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.
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Containers to use
Choosing the correct container is a very important factor in deciding the success or failure of your cooking. Testing Dishes for
Suitability - For Microwave Cooking Only.
When unsure that a cooking
container is suitable for use in your
microwave, check by the following test:
1. Fill a microwave safe measuring jug
1
with 300ml ( ⁄2pt) cold water.
2. Place it on the turntable
alongside the dish to be tested. If
the dish you are testing is a large
dish, then stand the measuring jug
on top of the empty dish.
3. Heat on HIGH power for
1 minute.
Result
If the dish is suitable for
microwaving, it will remain cool, whilst
the water in the jug will begin to feel
warm. If the testing dish feels warm, do
not use as it is obviously absorbing
microwave energy.
N.B. This test does not apply to plastic
or metal based containers e.g. Le
Creuset® style dishes, which should not
be used as they are cast iron covered
with enamel.
QUICK CHECK GUIDE TO COOKING UTENSILS
Oven glass
Everyday glass that is heat
resistant e.g. Pyrex®, is ideal for
Microwave 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.
China and ceramic
Everyday glazed china, porcelain
or ceramic plates, bowls, mugs
and cups can be used if they are
heat resistant. Fine bone china
should only be used for reheating
for short periods. Do not use
dishes with a metal rim or pattern.
Do not use jugs or mugs with
glued handles, since the glue can
melt. If dishes are heat resistant they may be used on
COMBINATION but not directly under the GRILL.
Pottery, earthenware, stoneware
If completely glazed, these dishes
are suitable. Do not use if partially
glazed or unglazed, since they are
able to absorb water which in turn
absorbs microwave energy, making
the container very hot and slows
down the cooking of food.
Foil/metal containers
NEVER ATTEMPT TO COOK IN
FOIL OR METAL containers on
Microwave only as the microwaves
cannot pass through and the food
will not heat evenly, it may also
damage your oven. 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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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.
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.
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.
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Wicker, wood, straw baskets
Dishes will crack and could ignite.
Do not use wooden dishes in your microwave.
DO NOT USE ON ANY COOKING MODE.
Aluminium foil
Small amounts of smooth aluminium foil
can be used to SHIELD joints of meat
during defrosting and cooking by
Microwave, as the microwaves cannot
pass through the foil, this prevents the
parts shielded from overcooking or overdefrosting. Take care that the foil does
not touch the sides or roof of the oven,
as this may cause arcing and damage
your oven.
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Control Panel
(1)
(1)
Display Window
(2)
Microwave Power Setting
(3)
Turbo Reheat Pad
(4)
Grill Setting
(5)
Combination Pad
(6)
Auto Weight Defrost Programs
(7)
Delay/Stand Pad:
(2)
This can be used to delay a cooking program for up to 9 hrs., or
used to time or for standing (non-cooking) time.
(3)
(8)
Clock Pad:
(10)
Press the clock pad. Use the Time/Weight Dial to set the clock (24
hr clock). Press clock pad again to stop colons flashing.
(4)
(9)
(5)
g and lb/oz Conversion Pad
(10) Auto Cook Menu Dial
(11)
(11) Time/Weight Dial
(12) Stop/Cancel Pad:
(6)
Before Cooking:
one press clears your instructions.
(7)
During Cooking:
(8)
one press temporarily stops the cooking program. Another press
(9)
cancels all your instructions and the time of day will appear in the
display.
(12)
(13)
(13) Start Pad:
Press to start operating the oven.
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.
If during cooking the door is opened or Stop/Cancel Pad is pressed
once, Start Pad has to be pressed again to continue cooking.
This oven is equipped with an energy saving function.
Please Note
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.
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Letʼs Start to Use your Oven
1
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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 15 for details).
3
Press Grill Pad Once
(This procedure is to burn off the oil used for rust protection in the
oven.) - see page 3 on “Befor using your oven” 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. 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 Microwave pad
once then Stop/Cancel 4 times. “Demo mode press any key” will
appear. To cancel repeat the above procedure above.
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Note:
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.
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, the Start pad must be pressed 3 times within a 10
second period.
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Setting the Clock
Press Clock Pad
“SET TIME” will appear in the display
window, and the colon starts to blink.
Turn Time/Weight Dial
Press Clock Pad
Enter time of day by using the Time/Weight
Colon stops blinking. Time of day is now
Dial. Time counts up in minutes. Turning
locked into the display.
the dial slowly will count up in 1 minute
steps. Turning the dial quickly will count up
in 10 minute steps. Set as a 24 hour clock.
N.B.
1. To reset time of day, repeat step 1 through to step 3.
2. The clock will keep the time of day as long as the oven is plugged in and electricity is supplied.
3. This is a 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
Wattage
900 W
270 W
600 W
440 W
250 W
100 W
Enter the cooking time by using the
Time/Weight Dial. 0 - 8 minutes time
counts up in seconds. Upwards from 8
minutes time counts up in minutes.
(HIGH Power: up to 30 minutes).
(Other Powers: up to 90 minutes).
Press start
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Turbo Reheat
This will provide an added boost of microwave power up to 1000 Watts, for the initial part of the cooking time, when reheating
foods e.g. soup, baked beans.
Press the pad.
Select Cooking time using
Time/Weight Dial (Max 30 minutes).
Press Start.
Using the 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.
Press Start Pad. Delayed
time will count down then
the cooking program will
start.
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.
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.
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 can be programmed in pounds and ounces or 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.
Program
Press
Weight Range
to select g or lb and oz.
Enter the weight by turning the
Time/Weight Dial. The display
will start with the minimum
weight for each food.
Press Start.
Suitable Foods
1 Bread
100 - 800g (4oz - 1lb 12oz) Bread and rolls. Turn at beeps.
2 Meat Items 150 - 1200g (5oz - 2lb 10oz) Small pieces of meat, minced meat, chicken portions, steaks, chops. Turn at beeps.
3 Meat Joints 400 - 2000g (14oz - 4lb 6oz) Whole chicken, meat joints. Turn at beeps and shield.
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Auto Weight Defrost Programs
This feature allows you to defrost minced meat, chops, chicken portions, meat joints and bread.
The CHAOS defrost pad should be pressed to select the correct category and then enter in the weight of the food in grams or
pounds and ounces using the appropriate pads (See page 17).
Foods should be placed in a suitable dish, whole chickens and joints of meat should be on an upturned saucer or on a rack.
Chops, chicken portions and slices of bread should be placed in a single layer. It is not necessary to cover the foods.
The CHAOS Theory principle is used in Auto Weight defrost programs to give you a quick and more even defrost.
The CHAOS system uses a random sequence of pulsing microwave energy which speeds up the defrosting process.
During the program the oven will beep to remind you to check the food.
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU TURN AND STIR THE FOOD FREQUENTLY AND SHIELD IF NECESSARY (See page 19).
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
1. Bread
2. Meat Items
3. Meat Joints
or
1st Beep
2nd Beep
Shield
Turn or break up
CATEGORY 1
BREAD
The Bread Program is suitable for defrosting small items e.g. rolls, buns and slices of bread which are
required for immediate use. Small items may feel warm immediately after defrosting. Loaves can also be
defrosted on this program but these will require standing time to allow the centre to thaw out. Standing
time can be shortened if slices are separated and buns and loaves cut in half. Items should be turned
halfway during defrosting. THIS PROGRAM IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CREAM CAKES OR DESSERTS
eg. cheesecake. Standing time 10-15 mins.
CATEGORY 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.
Standing time 15-30 mins.
CATEGORY 3
MEAT JOINTS/WHOLE CHICKENS
Meat joints and chickens will require shielding during defrosting especially if they are particularly fatty
pieces. This is to prevent over defrosting on the outside edges. Smooth foil secured with cocktail sticks
should be used. DO NOT ALLOW THE FOIL TO TOUCH THE WALLS OF THE OVEN. Back fat of joints,
legs, wings and breast bones need shielding (see photograph above). Standing time of at least 1 hour
should be allowed (rolled joints may require longer) before cooking to ensure the centre is fully defrosted.
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Defrosting Guidelines
By selecting the DEFROST power level,
from the microwave power pad, and
setting a time, you can defrost food in
your microwave. The biggest problem is
getting the inside defrosted before the
outside starts to cook.
For this reason a defrost program
alternates between a defrost power and
a standing time. The name for this type
of defrost is cyclic and during the
standing stages there is not any
microwave power in the oven, although
the light will remain on and the turntable
will turn. The automatic stand times
ensure a more even defrost but it is still
necessary to allow for standing time
before use. Place foods in a suitable
container. Meat joints and chickens
should be placed on an upturned saucer.
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.
Separate chops and small items
e.g. bread slices where possible.
Turn dense foods and meat 2/3
times during defrosting.
Chickens and joints of meat will
require shielding during defrosting.
Break up small items e.g. minced
meat, frequently during defrosting.
5 Shielding prevents food
cooking. It is essential
when defrosting chickens
and joints of meat. The
outside thaws out first, so
protect wings/breast/fat
with smooth pieces of
aluminium foil secured with
cocktail sticks.
6 Allow standing time so
that the centre of the food
thaws out. (minimum 1
hour for joints of meat and
whole chickens).
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Defrosting Foods Using Defrost Power & Time
The times given below are a guideline only. Always check the progress of the food by opening the oven door and then re-starting.
For larger quantities adjust times accordingly. Food should not be covered during defrosting.
Meat
Defrosting Time
per 450g (1lb)
Method
Standing Time
Beef/Lamb/
Pork Joint
14-16 mins
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish or on an upturned
saucer or use a rack. Turn 3-4 times. Shield.
60 mins.
Minced Beef
12 mins
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish.
Break up and turn 3-4 times.
15 mins.
Chops
10 mins
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer.
Turn twice. Shield if necessary.
15 mins.
Sausages
12 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer.
Turn twice. Shield if necessary.
15 mins.
Bacon Rashers
6-7 mins
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer.
Turn twice shield if necessary.
Stewing Steak
12 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish.
Break up frequently.
15 mins.
Whole Chicken
13 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish on an upturned saucer
or use a rack. Turn 3-4 times. Shield.
60 mins.
Chicken Portions
10-12 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish in a single layer.
Turn twice. Shield if necessary.
30 mins.
Whole
9-10 mins
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish. Turn Twice. Shield.
15 mins.
Fillets/Steak
7-8 mins
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish.
Turn twice, separate if necessary.
15 mins.
Prawns
6-7 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place in a suitable dish.
Stir twice during defrosting.
10 mins.
Bread Sliced
5 mins.
400g (14oz)
Place on the turntable.
Separate and rearrange during defrosting.
10 mins.
Slice of bread.
30 sec.
30g (1oz)
Place on the turntable on a piece of kitchen paper.
1-2 mins.
Pastry
51/2 mins.
450g (1lb)
Place on a plate. Turn over half way.
10-15 mins.
10 mins.
Fish
General
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Using the Grill
Select GRILL power Press once for Grill 1
(High), twice for Grill 2 (Medium) or
three times for Grill 3 (Low).
Place food on Grill Rack on turntable.
Place a heatproof plate (eg. Pyrex®)
underneath to catch fat, drips.
Most meat items e.g. bacon, sausages,
chops can be cooked on the hottest
GRILL 1 setting.
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.
Select Cooking Time using
Time/Weight Dial (Max. 90
mins). (DO NOT PREHEAT
GRILL)
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.
Press Start.
There is no microwave power on the
GRILL only program.
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.
DO NOT attempt to preheat the GRILL.
DO NOT PLACE THE PANACRUNCH
PAN ON TOP OF THE GRILL RACK.
NOTE: The Grill will only operate with the oven door closed.
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Combination Cooking
There are 3 GRILL settings:
High, Medium and Low.
Press this pad until
Set cooking time
Press Start Pad.
the power you require
using Time/Weight
appears in the display
Dial (Max. 90 mins.).
window. (Medium/
Low/Simmer or
Warm).*
*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.
The metal Grill Rack is designed to be
The Panacrunch Pan is also designed
for Combination cooking. For best
used for Combination and Grilling.
results the Pan should be pre-heated
Never attempt to use any other metal
before use. See page 24 for details on
accessory except those provided with
how to pre-heat and use the Pan. The
the oven. Place a heatproof dish
Pan is suitable for small savouries,
underneath to catch any fat drips.
pizzas and pastry items which require a
Use the Grill Rack only as described
crisp base. Use the Panacrunch Pan
and ensure you DO NOT use if
directly on the turntable, do not place it
operating the oven with less than 200g
on top of the Grill Rack.
(7oz) of food on a manual Program. For
small quantities do not cook by
CAUTION:
Combination, cook by GRILL or
The Grill Rack must always be used
MICROWAVE ONLY for best results.
Place food on Grill Rack on turntable.
with the glass turntable in position.
Arcing** may occur if the incorrect
Place a heatproof dish (eg. Pyrex®
Remove the Grill Rack from the oven by
weight of food is used, the Grill Rack
plate) underneath to catch fat and drips.
holding the Grill Rack firmly. Use oven
has been damaged, or a metal
gloves when removing accessories. The
container has been used accidentally. If
oven roof will be very hot.
this occurs, stop the machine
immediately.
Press Combination
pad.
Select GRILL power.
Press once for Grill 1
(High), twice for Grill 2
(Medium) or three
times for Grill 3 (Low).
**Arcing is flashes of blue light seen in
the microwave.
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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 placed 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.
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.
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.
Caution
When cooking on combination programs
never cover food.
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.
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.
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Panacrunch Pan
THE ʻCONCEPTʼ
NOTES:
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.
1. Do not pre-heat the pan more than 8 minutes.
USING THE PANACRUNCH PAN (Manual operation)
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.
3. Always use the pan on the Glass Turntable. Do not use
with the Wire Rack.
4. Always use the Panacrunch Pan handle or oven gloves
when handling the hot pan.
For best results, pre-heat the pan before using. Place directly
on the Glass Turntable and pre-heat on Combination Grill 1 +
MEDIUM power for 4 minutes. To assist browning, brush the
food with oil for items such as meat chops and chicken pieces.
5. Ensure all food packaging is removed before cooking.
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 on the pan immediately after pre-heating. Performance
cannot be guaranteed with a time delay.
8. For best results, use the pan on COMBINATION
GRILL and MICROWAVE.
Place the pan on the Glass Turntable and cook according to
the guidelines shown in the re-heating and cooking charts
(pages 29-37).
Panacrunch Auto Weight Programs
on pages 26 and 27.
6. Do not place any heat-sensitive materials on the hot
pan as this may cause burning.
7. The pan can be used in a conventional oven.
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.
It is necessary to preheat the Panacrunch Pan for the Panacrunch Programs. To perform this operation, use the following
sequence:-
1. Select the desired
2. Press the START Pad to 3. Press to select
grams or pounds
program and place the
pre-heat the Panacrunch
and ounces.
Panacrunch Pan in the
Pan. After pre-heating
oven directly on the
beeps sound. Place the
Turntable
food in the oven.
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4. Enter the weight
of the food using
the Time/Weight
Dial.
5. Press START.
A picture of the
Panacrunch
accessory will
appear in the
display with the
words ʻPizza Panʼ.
Auto Weight Cook Programs for NN-GD569M
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 can be entered in grams or pounds
and ounces. The NN-GD569M has fourteen programs.
Select the desired Auto Weight
Program, by turning the Auto
Cook Menu Dial. The display
will scroll through the auto
weight cook programs.
Press to select grams or
pounds and ounces.
Enter the weight by turning the
Time/Weight Dial. Turning the
dial slowly will count up in 10g
(or 1oz) steps. Turning the dial
quickly will count up in 100g (or
10 oz) steps.
Press Start.
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 appropriate table for your oven, below).
2. Only use the accessories as indicated.
3. Do NOT cover food on programs 5-14, 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. This is what they mean.
Microwave
Grill
Grill Rack
Panacrunch Pan
Minimum/Maximum Weights to use on Auto Weight Programs
Program
Minimum
Maximum
1 Reheat Curry
2 Reheat Chinese Style
3 Fresh Vegetables
4 Fresh Fish
5 Whole Chicken
6 Chicken Portions
7 Chilled Crispy Top
8 Frozen Crispy Top
9 Jacket Potatoes
10 Frozen Potato Products
11 Chilled Pizza
12 Frozen Pizza
13 Reheat Pastry
14 Chilled Quiche
300g (11oz)
300g (11oz)
100g (4oz)
200g (8oz)
1000g (2lb 2oz)
200g (7oz)
300g (11oz)
300g (11oz)
200g (7oz)
100g (4oz)
100g (4oz)
100g (4oz)
100g (4oz)
120g (5oz)
800g (1lb 12oz)
450g (1lb)
800g (1lb 12oz)
800g (1lb 12oz)
2000g (4lb 6oz)
1000g (2lb 2oz)
600g (1lb 5oz)
600g (1lb 5oz)
1500g (3lb 5oz)
600g (1lb 5oz)
600g (1lb 5oz)
600g (1lb 5oz)
650g (1lb 7oz)
400g (14oz)
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Auto Weight Cook Programs
Auto Programs must ONLY be used for the foods described below. Programs 1-4 use Microwave power only, Programs 5-14 use Combination of
Grill and Microwave. Place food off centre, unless stated otherwise.
1 Reheat Curry
M
This program is for reheating a chilled curry
convenience meal that can be stirred.*
Foods must be in a suitable microwaveable
container and have the film pierced. Place
on Glass Turntable, select program 1 using
Auto Cook Menu Dial. Enter the weight.
Press START. Stir halfway. Allow to stand
for 1 minute. Ensure that the food is piping
hot. Stir the food before serving.
2 Reheat Chinese style
M
This program is for reheating a chilled
chinese convenience meal that can be
stirred.* Foods must be in a suitable
microwaveable container and have the film
pierced. Place on Glass Turntable, select
program 2 using Auto Cook Menu Dial.
Enter the weight. Press START. Stir
halfway. Allow to stand for 1 minute.
Ensure food is piping hot. Stir again before
serving.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: This program is not suitable for foods that cannot be stirred e.g. Lasagne/Shepherds Pie. These convenience meals can be
cooked on the Crispy Top program for ʻChilled and Frozenʼ dishes. Meals in bowl shaped containers may need extra cooking time.
3 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. Select
program 3 using Auto Cook Menu Dial.
Enter the weight. Press START.
4 Fresh Fish
M
M
5 Whole Chicken
C
7 Chilled Crispy Top
C
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M
To cook FRESH fish. Shield the thinner
portions. Place in a shallow container on
Glass Turntable. Add 15-45ml (1-3tbsp)
liquid. Cover with pierced cling film or lid.
Select program 4 using Auto Cook Menu
Dial. Enter the weight. Press START.
To cook WHOLE FRESH
unstuffed chickens. Cook stuffing
separately. Place chicken on upturned
saucer on heatproof dish and place on
Glass Turntable. Select program 5 using
Auto Cook Menu Dial. Enter weight. Press
START. Start cooking breast side down
and turn halfway. DO NOT COVER.
For reheating and browning chilled 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. Select
program 7 using Auto Cook Menu Dial. Enter
weight. Press START. DO NOT COVER.
Stand for 1 minute before serving.
Ensure the food is piping hot.
= Microwave cooking only
C
6 Chicken Portions
C
8 Frozen Crispy Top
C
= Combination of Grill and Microwave cooking
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.
Select program 6 using Auto Cook Menu
Dial. Enter the weight. Press START.
For even cooking spread chicken out well.
DO NOT COVER.
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. Select program
8 using Auto Cook Menu Dial. Enter the
weight. Press START. DO NOT COVER.
Stand for 1 minute before serving. Ensure
food is piping hot.
Auto Weight Panacrunch Programs
Auto Programs must ONLY be used for the foods described below. Programs 5-14 use Combination of Grill and Microwave.
9 Jacket Potatoes
To cook jacket potatoes choose medium
sized potatoes 200-250g (7-9oz). Wash
and dry and prick with a fork several
times. Select program 9 using Auto Cook
Menu Dial and 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
11 Chilled Pizza
C
For reheating, crisping the base and
browning the top of a chilled purchased
pizza. Remove all packaging. Select
program 11 using Auto Cook Menu Dial.
and 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
12 Frozen Pizza
C
14 Chilled Quiche
13 Reheat Pastry
C
M
C
10 Frozen Potato Products
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. Select program 13 using Auto Cook
Menu Dial and 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
To cook FROZEN potato products. eg.
Hash Browns, Croquettes, etc., that are
suitable for GRILLING. Select program
10 using Auto Cook Menu Dial and 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.
For reheating, crisping the base and
browning the top of a frozen purchased
pizza. Remove all packaging. Select
program 12 using Auto Cook Menu Dial
and 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.
For reheating, crisping the pastry
base and browning the top of chilled,
pre-cooked quiche. Remove from foil
tray. Select program 14 using Auto Cook
Menu Dial and place the Panacrunch
Pan in the oven, directly on Glass
Turntable. Press START to pre-heat the
pan. After pre-heating place the chilled
quiche in the pan. Enter weight. Press
START. DO NOT COVER.
= 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 29-37 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. An average plated meal will take
4-7 mins on HIGH power to reheat. Do
not stack meals.
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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MINCE PIES - CAUTION
REMEMBER even if the pastry is cold
to the touch, the filling will be piping hot
and will warm the pastry through. Take
care not to overheat otherwise burning
can occur due to the high fat and sugar
content of the filling. Check the
temperature of the filling before
consuming to avoid burning your mouth.
CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS AND
LIQUIDS - CAUTION
Take great care when reheating these
items. See Page 6.
Do not leave unattended.
Do not add extra alcohol.
BABIESʼ BOTTLES - CAUTION
Milk or formula MUST be shaken
thoroughly before heating and again at
the end and tested carefully before
feeding a baby.
For 7-8 fl.oz. of milk from fridge
temperature, remove top and teat. Heat
on HIGH power for 25-30 secs.
CHECK CAREFULLY.
For 3 fl.oz. of milk from fridge
temperature, remove top and teat. Heat
on HIGH power for 10-15 secs.
CHECK CAREFULLY.
N.B. Liquid at top of bottle will be much
hotter than at bottom and bottle. The
bottle must be shaken thoroughly and
tested before use.
Reheating Charts
The times given in the charts below are a guideline only, and will vary depending on STARTING temperature, dish size etc.
HEATING CATEGORY
Your oven is Heating Category E and this is displayed on the front of
your oven door. The information on this label will assist you in using
new instructions on food packs to enable you to program the best
heating time in your oven.
*1000 Watts IEC (60705) is achieved by using the Turbo Reheat pad,
see page 16 for details.
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
900W
The IEC (60705) power
output (watts)*
E
The heating category for
small packs of food
Microwave symbol
Time to
Select (approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
BABIES BOTTLES – CAUTION
For 7-8 fl.oz of milk from fridge temperature, remove top and teat. Heat on HIGH Power for 25-30 secs. CHECK CAREFULLY
For 3 fl.oz of milk from fridge temperature, remove top and teat. Heat on HIGH Power for 10-15 secs. CHECK CAREFULLY
N.B. Liquid at the top of the bottle will be much hotter than at the bottom of the bottle and must be shaken thoroughly
before checking the temperature. Milk or formula must always be tested carefully before feeding a baby.
BREAD – Precooked – Fresh – N.B. Breads reheated by Microwave will have a soft base.
Croissants
2
HIGH
15-20 secs.
or GRILL 1
2-3 mins.
4
HIGH
30-40 secs.
or GRILL 1
4 mins.
Rolls
1
HIGH
20 secs.
or GRILL 1
2-3 mins.
4
HIGH
30-40 secs.
or GRILL 1
3-4 mins.
CANNED BEANS, PASTA
200 g
TURBO REHEAT
1 min. 40 secs.
Baked Beans
400 g
TURBO REHEAT
3-31/2mins.
200 g
HIGH
2 mins.
Ravioli in sauce
400 g
HIGH
31/2 - 4 mins.
Macaroni Cheese
Spaghetti Bolognese
Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce
CANNED MEAT
Chilli Con Carne
Hot Dogs
Chicken Supreme
Minced Beef & Onion
CANNED SOUPS
Cream of Tomato
Minestrone
Place on heatproof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
Place in a microwave safe bowl. Cover and place on turntable,
Stir halfway.
200 g
200 g
400 g
213 g
TURBO REHEAT
HIGH
HIGH
TURBO REHEAT
2 mins.
2 mins.
31/2 - 4 mins.
1 min. 40 secs.
410 g
415 g
400 g
392 g
HIGH
MEDIUM
HIGH
HIGH
3-31/2mins.
5 mins.
21/2-3 mins.
21/2-3 mins.
Place in a microwave safe bowl. Cover and place on turntable.
425 g
300 g
HIGH
TURBO REHEAT
31/2-4 mins.
2 mins.
Place in a microwave safe bowl. Cover and place on turntable.
POINTS FOR CHECKING
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return to oven. Foods will still require a STAND TIME, especially if
they cannot be stirred. The denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Reheating Charts
Food
CANNED PUDDINGS
Creamed Rice
Sponge Pudding
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
Time to
Select (approx)
425 g
300 g
HIGH
HIGH
2-21/2 mins.
2 mins.
Place in a microwave safe bowl. Cover and place on turntable.
HIGH
2 1/2- 3 mins.
2 mins.
2-3 mins.
21/2 - 3 mins.
4-5 mins.
11/2 mins.
2 mins.
3 mins.
Place in a microwave safe bowl. Cover and place on turntable.
Instructions/Guidelines
CANNED VEGETABLES – Drain where appropriate
Carrots, whole
410 g
Mushrooms, whole
Peas, Mushy
Peas, Garden
Potatoes, new
300 g
HIGH
300 g
HIGH
300 g
HIGH
800 g
HIGH
200 g
HIGH
Sweetcorn
325 g
HIGH
Tomatoes, whole
400 g
HIGH
CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS - Overheating may cause pudding to ignite
Slice
Small
Medium
Large
DRINKS – COFFEE
1 mug
2 mugs
3 mugs
4 mugs
DRINKS – MILK
1 mug
1 jug
HOMEMADE MEAT DISHES
Casserole for 2
Casserole for 4
Bolognese Sauce
150 g
450 g
900 g
1.1 kg
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
30 secs.
2 mins.
3 mins.
31/2 mins.
Place in a microwave safe dish. Cover and place on turntable.
235 ml
470 ml
705 ml
940 ml
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
2 mins.
31/2 mins.
41/2 mins.
6 mins.
Place in a microwave safe mug on turntable.
Stir, before, during and after reheating.
235 ml
600 ml
MEDIUM
MEDIUM
2 mins.
41/2 mins.
Place in a microwave safe mug on turntable.
Stir, before, during and after reheating.
500 g
1 kg
250 g
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
3-4 mins.
8-10 mins.
31/2 mins.
1 kg
HIGH
8 mins.
Place in a microwave safe dish. Cover and place on turntable. Stir
halfway.
POINTS FOR CHECKING
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return to oven. Foods will still require a STAND TIME, especially if
they cannot be stirred. The denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Reheating Charts
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
Time to
Select (approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
PASTRY PRODUCTS - PRECOOKED - N.B. Pastries reheated by microwave will have a soft base. Allow 5 mins. standing time.
HIGH
1 mins 30 secs-2mins.
Place on heat proof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
Beef & Onion Pie
150 g (1) or Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
3 mins.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
HIGH
3-4 mins.
Place on heat proof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
600 g (1) or Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
6 mins.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
Chicken Pie
250 g (1)
HIGH
2 mins.
Place on heat proof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
or Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM 3 mins 30 secs.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
Cornish Pastie
150 g (1)
HIGH
2 mins.
Place on heat proof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
or Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
3 mins.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
Quiche Lorraine
175 g (1)
HIGH
1 mins 30 secs-2mins.
Place on heat proof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
or Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
2-3 mins.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
175 g x 2
HIGH
2-3 mins.
Place on heat proof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
or Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
3 mins.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
400 g
HIGH
3 mins.
Place on heat proof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
or Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
5-6 mins.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
Quiche-Broccoli
400 g
HIGH
3 mins
Place on heat proof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
or Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
4 mins.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
Samosas
220 g (4)
HIGH
2 mins.
Place on heat proof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
or Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
5 mins.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
Steak & Kidney Pie
600 g (1)
HIGH
3-4 mins.
Place on heat proof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
or Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
6-7 mins.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
Sausage Rolls
160 g (1)
HIGH
2 mins.
Place on heat proof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
or Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
3 mins.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
320 g (4)
HIGH
2-3 mins.
Place on heat proof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
or Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
3-4 mins.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
Spring Roll
250 g (4)
HIGH
2 mins.
Place on heat proof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
or Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
4 mins.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on tuntable. Do not cover.
Christmas Mince Pies
120 g
HIGH
10-20 secs.
Place on microwave safe dish on turntable. Do not cover.
PLATED MEALS - HOMEMADE - CHILLED
Child Size
1
HIGH
2-3 mins.
Place on a microwave safe. Cover and plate on turntable.
Adult Size
1
HIGH
4-5 mins.
PORRIDGE
1 portion
HIGH
1 mins 30 secs-2mins.
Use a large bowl on turntable. Stir during cooking.
4 portions
HIGH
6-7 mins.
PUDDINGS & DESSERTS N.B. Transfer food from foil containers to a similar sized microwave safe dish
Apple Pie
400 g
HIGH
3-4 mins.
Place on heat proof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
Or Combi: GRILL 1 + MEDIUM
4-5 mins.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on tuntable. Do not cover.
Bread & Butter Pudding
Fruit Crumble
500 g
600 g
HIGH
HIGH
Or Combi: GRILL 1 + LOW
Fruit Pie, individual
1
TURBO REHEAT
Or Combi: GRILL 1 + SIMMER
4
TURBO REHEAT
Or Combi: GRILL 1 + SIMMER
Sponge Puddings
170 g (1)
HIGH
5-6 mins.
3 mins.
4-5 mins.
30 secs.
1 min.
50 secs.
11/2-2 mins.
11/2 mins.
Place on a heatproof plate on turntable. Do not cover.
* Pre-heat Panacrunch Pan on Combination Grill 1 + MEDIUM power for 4 mins.
POINTS FOR CHECKING
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return to oven. Foods will still require a STAND TIME,
especially if they cannot be stirred. The denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Reheating Charts
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Power
Level
Time to
Select (approx)
Instructions/Guidelines
PURCHASED CONVENIENCE FOODS - CHILLED N.B. Transfer food from foil container to a similar sized microwave safe dish. Plastic dishes designed for
microwave and conventional ovens may be used with care.
Cauliflower Cheese
450 g
HIGH
5 mins.
Place on turntable. Do not cover when using combination.
Or Combi: GRILL 1 + LOW
7-8 mins.
Chicken Kiev
150 g (1) Combi: Grill 1 + SIMMER
3 mins 30 secs.
Pre-heat pan*
300 g (2) Combi: Grill 1 + Low
5 mins.
Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
Cottage Pie
350 g
HIGH
HIGH
or Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
HIGH
5 mins.
7 mins.
4-5 mins.
7 mins.
2 mins.
4-5 mins.
6 mins.
Or Combi: GRILL 1 + LOW
7-8 mins.
Or Combi: GRILL 1 + LOW
Lasagne
300 g
HIGH
Or Combi: GRILL 1 + LOW
Onion Bhajis
Pakora & Felafel
Vegetable Rosti
200 g (6)
400 g
Place on turntable. Do not cover, when using combination.
Place on microwave plate. Do not cover.
Pre-heat pan* Place Pan on turntable. Do not cover.
Place on turntable. Do not cover.
PURCHASED CONVENIENCE FOODS - FROZEN N.B. Transfer food from foil container to a similar sized microwave safe dish. Plastic dishes designed for
microwave and conventional ovens may be used with care.
Chicken Kievs
150 g (1)
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
4 mins.
300 g (2)
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
7 mins.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not
cover.
Chicken Nuggets
Lasagne
Shepherdʼs Pie
70 g (5)
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
3 mins.
140 g (10) Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
5 mins.
400 g
HIGH
5 mins. stand for 1 min.
then HIGH
4 mins.
Or Combi: GRILL 1 + LOW
10-12 mins.
400 g
HIGH
5 mins., rest for 1 min.
then HIGH
4 mins.
Or Combi: GRILL 1 + LOW
12-14 mins.
SAUCES
Custard
Savoury Sauce
SAUCES
VEGETABLES
425 ml
300 ml
HIGH
HIGH
21/2-3 mins.
21/2-3 mins.
Green Vegetables
260 g
HIGH
2 mins.
Mashed Potato
500 g
MEDIUM
7 mins.
Root Vegetables
400 g
HIGH
4 mins.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
cover. Turn halfway.
Place on turntable. Do not cover, when using combination.
Allow to stand for 1 min.
Place in a large jug. Stir during cooking.
Place in a microwave safe dish. Cover and place on turntable.
* Pre-heat Panacrunch Pan on Combination Grill 1 + MEDIUM for 4 mins.
POINTS FOR CHECKING
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return to oven. Foods will still require a STAND TIME, especially if
they cannot be stirred. The denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Cooking Charts
Food
BREAD – Frozen
Part-baked rolls
Part-baked Garlic Baguette
BACON – from raw
Rashers
Weight/
Quantity
Choice of
Cooking Modes
Time Approx.
(mins.)
340 g (6)
325 g (2)
Combi: Grill 1 + SIMMER
5-6
5-6
140 g (6)
Combi: Grill 1 + SIMMER
Instructions/Guidelines
Place on heatproof plate on turntable.
4-5
Place on heatproof rack or plate on turntable.
45 secs per rasher.
Combi: Grill 1 + SIMMER
4-6
Pre-heat Pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
BEANS & PULSES – should be pre-soaked (except lentils)
HIGH
10
Black Eyed Beans
225 g
then SIMMER
25-30
HIGH
10
Use 600 ml (1 pt) boiling water in a large bowl. Cover,
Chick Peas
225 g
and place on glass turntable.
then SIMMER
40
Lentils
225 g
MEDIUM power
10-15
HIGH
15
Use 600 ml (1 pt) boiling water in a large bowl. Cover.
Red Kidney Beans
225 g
then SIMMER
40
Must boil for at least 12 minutes to destroy toxic enzymes.
BEEF – Joints from raw – Caution: Hot fat! Remove dish with care. For Guidelines see Meat Chapter page 44.
Place on upturned saucer in microwave safe dish or drip tray. Cover.
MEDIUM
11-14 per
Place on turntable. Turn joint over halfway during cooking. Drain off fat
then
450 g (1 lb)
Medium Rare
during cooking. Uncover when using Combi stage.
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
5 only
CHICKEN from raw – Caution: Hot fat! Remove dish with care.
Place on microwave safe rack or plate. Cover and place on turntable
MEDIUM
12-14
or Grill 2
35-40
Place on grill rack on turntable. Turn halfway.
Breasts, boneless
550 g
9-11
Pre-heat pan* Brush chicken breasts with oil. Place pan directly on
or Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
turntable. Do not cover.
Then Grill 1
2
Place on microwave safe rack or plate. Cover and place on turntable.
MEDIUM
12-14
or Grill 2
25-30
Place on grill rack on turntable. Turn halfway.
Drumsticks
800 g (8)
or Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
10
Pre-heat pan* Brush drumsticks with oil. Place pan directly on
turntable. Do not cover.
Then Grill 1
7-8
MEDIUM
20
Place on microwave safe rack or plate. Cover and place on turntable.
Quarters
800 g (3)
or Grill 1
35
Place on heat proof dish on turntable.
12
Pre-heat pan* Brush quarters with oil. Place pan directly on
or Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
turntable. Do not cover.
Then Grill 1
6
Whole
MEDIUM
9-10 per
Place on upturned saucer in microwave safe dish or drip tray. Cover.
then
450 g (1 lb)
Place on turntable. Turn joint over halfway during cooking. Drain off fat
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
5 only
during cooking. Uncover when using Combi stage.
BEEF BURGERS- From Raw- Chilled
Pre-heat pan*
Beef Burgers
110 g (1) Combi: Grill 1 + SIMMER 2 mins 50 secs-3 mins.
HIGH or
Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover. Turn halfway during
cooking.
450 g (4)
Combi: Grill 1 + SIMMER
8
BEEF BURGERS- From Raw- Frozen
Beef Burgers
110 g (1)
Combi: Grill 1 + SIMMER
6
Pre-heat pan*
220 g (2)
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
7
cooking.
440 g (4)
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
10
Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover. Turn halfway during
* Pre-heat Panacrunch Pan on Combination Grill 1 + MEDIUM for 4 mins.
POINTS FOR CHECKING
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return to oven. Foods will still require a STAND TIME,
especially if they cannot be stirred. The denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Cooking Charts
Food
EGGS – Poached.
Water
Egg
Water
Eggs
Water
Eggs
EGGS – Scrambled.
1 Egg
Weight/
Quantity
Choice of
Cooking Modes
45 ml
1
90 ml
2
135 ml
3
HIGH
MEDIUM
HIGH
MEDIUM
HIGH
MEDIUM
HIGH
HIGH
2 Eggs
HIGH
HIGH
3 Eggs
HIGH
HIGH
FISH – FRESH from raw – For Guidelines see Fish Chapter page 41.
Fillets
450 g (3)
HIGH
Steaks
350 g (2)
HIGH
Breaded Fillets
300 g (2)
Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
Time Approx.
(mins.)
50 secs.
1
1
1
11/2
11/2
30 secs.
20 secs.
50 secs.
30 secs.
1 min. 20 secs.
30 secs.
3-4
3-4
5-6
Instructions/Guidelines
• Place in a small bowl and heat for 1st cooking time.
• Add egg (medium sized).
• Pierce yolk and white.
• Cover.
• Cook for 2nd cooking time.
• Then leave to stand for 1 min.
• Add 1 tbsp of milk for each egg used.
• Beat eggs, milk and knob of butter together.
• Cook for 1st cooking time then stir.
• Cook for 2nd cooking time then stand for 1 min.
Place in microwave safe dish. Add 30 ml liquid. Cover and place
on turntable
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
Turn halfway.
FISH – FROZEN from raw – For Guidelines see Fish Chapter page 41.
Breaded Fillets
Fish Fingers
Haddock Fillets
Whole
Boil in the Bag
300 g (2)
Combi: Grill 1. + MEDIUM
150 g (5)
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
3 mins 30 secs.
-4 mins.
300 g (10)
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
4-5
5-6
HIGH
7-8
HIGH
10-12
DEFROST
4
then stand
2
then MEDIUM
6
FRUIT – Peel, slice, chop into even sized pieces. Place in shallow microwave safe dish.
Apples – baked
1
HIGH
2-3
2
HIGH
3-5
4
HIGH
5-7
Apples – poached
450 g
HIGH
6
Apples – stewed
450 g
HIGH
5
Peaches – poached
450 g
HIGH
4-5
Pears – poached
450 g
HIGH
5-6
Plums – poached
450 g
HIGH
8
Plums – stewed
450 g
HIGH
8-10
Rhubarb – stewed
380 g (4)
450 g (2)
170 g (1)
450 g
HIGH
8
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable.
Do not cover.
Place in microwave safe dish. Add 30 ml liquid. Cover and place
on turntable
Place bag sauce side down on a microwave safe plate.
Slash top of bag with a knife.
Core apples, and score the skin around the middle. Fill centre of
apple with sugar and mixed fruit. Dot the top with butter. Stand
apples in microwave safe dish. Do not cover.
Add 300 ml (1/2 pt) water. Only half fill dish. Cover and place on turntable.
Only half fill dish. Cover and place on turntable.
Add 300 ml (1/2 pt) water. Only half fill dish. Cover and place
on turntable.
Add
water.Only
Only
half
dish.
Cover
place
Add 300ml
30 ml (2(2tbsp)
tbsp) ofofwater.
half
fill fill
dish.
Cover
andand
place
on t on
turntable.
Only half fill dish. Cover and place on turntable.
* Pre-heat Panacrunch Pan on Combination Grill 1 + MEDIUM for 4 mins.
POINTS FOR CHECKING
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return to oven. Foods will still require a STAND TIME, especially if
they cannot be stirred. The denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Cooking Charts
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Choice of
Cooking Modes
Time Approx.
(mins.)
Instructions/Guidelines
LAMB – from raw – CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove dish with care. For Guidelines see Meat Chapter page 44.
Chops
400 g (4)
MEDIUM
6-7
Place in microwave safe dish or rack. Cover and place on turntable.
or Combi:Grill 1 + SIMMER
14
Pre-heat pan* Brush chops with oil. Place pan directly on turntable. Do not
cover.
Joints
MEDIUM
then
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
PASTA – Place in a large 3 litre (6 pint) microwave safe bowl.
Twists
225 g
HIGH
Macaroni
225 g
HIGH
Spaghetti
225 g
HIGH
Tagliatelli
Spaghetti (Quick Cook)
Pasta Shapes (Quick Cook)
PASTRY – UNCOOKED- CHILLED
Shortcrust Flan Case
225 g
225 g
225 g
23 cm (9”)
250 g
15 pieces
8-10
10-12
8
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
8-9
5-7
6-7
HIGH
4-5
4-5
or Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
PASTRY – UNCOOKED- FROZEN
Vol-au-vents
12-13 per
450 g (1 lb)
4 only
Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
6 mins. 30 secs.
Place on upturned saucer in microwave safe dish or drip tray.
Cover. Place dish on turntable. Turn joint over halfway during
cooking. Drain off fat during cooking. Uncover when using
Combi stage.
Use 1 litre (13/4 pt) boiling water. Add 15 ml oil. Cover and place on
.
turntable.
Prick base of pastry, chill well. Lay piece of kitchen towel in base.
Prick base of pastry, chill well. Do not cover.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable.
Do not cover.
Apple Strudel
300 g
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
7
PIZZA – FRESH CHILLED – N.B. Remove all packaging.
Thin & Crispy
125 g
Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
1 mins 30 secs - 2 mins.
300 g
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
3- 3 mins 30 secs.
Deep Pan
Stuffed Crust
200 g
200 g
250 g
500 g
PIZZA – FROZEN-N.B Remove all packaging
Thin & Crispy
100 g
250 g
300 g
combi: Grill 1 + Simmer
Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
4
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
then Grill 1
2
2
5
2
Combi: Grill 1 + SIMMER
then Grill 1
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
2
4
5
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
Deep Pan
450 g
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
7
PORK – from raw – CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove dish with care. For Guidelines see Meat Chapter page 44.
Chops
180 g (1) Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
3-4
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover
360 g (2)
MEDIUM
5-6
Place in microwave safe dish on rack. Cover and place on turntable.
GRILL 1
12-14
Place grill rack on turntable. Turn halfway.
or Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
6
Pre-heat pan* Brush chops with oil Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover.
Joints
MEDIUM
13-15 per
Place on upturned saucer in microwave safe dish or drip tray
then
450 g (1 lb)
on turntable. Cover. Turn joint over halfway during cooking. Drain
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
5
off fat during cooking. Uncover when using combi stage.
* Pre-heat Panacrunch Pan on Combination Grill 1 + MEDIUM for 4 mins.
POINTS FOR CHECKING
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return to oven. Foods will still require a STAND TIME,
especially if they cannot be stirred. The denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Cooking Charts
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Choice of
Cooking Modes
Time Approx.
(mins.)
HIGH
HIGH
HIGH
2-21/2
4-5
8-9
200 g
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
1
Combi:Then
Grill Grill
1 + Medium
400 g
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
Then
1
or Combi:
GrillGrill
1 + MEDIUM
200 g
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
Then Grill 1
5
3-5
6
3-5
5
3-5
6
5-7
4
5
PORRIDGE – N.B. Use a large bowl.
1/ cup oats
1 serving
2
2 servings
1 cup oats
3 servings
2 cups oats
POTATO PRODUCTS part cooked – FROZEN
Croquettes
Oven Chips
Potato Wedges
Roast Potatos
400 g
Combi:
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
Medium
Then Grill 1
300 g
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
Then Grill 1
pieces
99 pieces
(600 g)
Combi: Grill 1 + MEDIUM
RICE – Place in a large microwave safe bowl. 3 litre (6 pint)
Basmati
250 g
MEDIUM
Easycook White
250 g
HIGH
Easycook Brown
250 g
HIGH
Long Grain White
250 g
MEDIUM
Long Grain Brown
250 g
MEDIUM
Wild Rice & Brown Rice Mix
250 g
MEDIUM
MILK PUDDING – Place in a large microwave safe bowl.
Flaked Rice
50 g
SIMMER power
HIGH
Pudding Rice
50 g
then SIMMER
Tapioca
50 g
SIMMER
SAUSAGES from raw – CAUTION: Hot Fat! Remove dish with care.
Thick Sausages
112 g (2) Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
454 g (8)
HIGH
or Grill 1
or Combi: Grill 1 + SIMMER
Thin Sausages
230 g (8)
Combi: Grill 1 + LOW
FRESH VEGETABLES – Place in shallow microwave safe dish.
Asparagus
450 g
HIGH
Aubergine
450 g
HIGH
Runner Beans
French Beans
Beetroot
Broccoli
450 g
450 g
450 g
450 g
HIGH
HIGH
MEDIUM
HIGH
Instructions/Guidelines
Add 1 cup of water or milk. Stir halfway.
Add 2 cups of water or milk. Stir halfway.
Add 4 cups of water or milk. Stir halfway.
Pre-heat pan* Place on grill rack on turntable. Turn halfway.
Pre-heat pan* Place on grill rack on turntable. Turn halfway.
Place
pizza pan
directly
on turntable. Do not cover.
Turn halfway
during
cooking.
Pre-heat pan* Place directly on turntable. Turn halfway.
Pre-heat pan*
Pre-heat pan*
10
10-12
12-13
15-17
14
20
18
40
5
35
50
3-4
4-5
12-13
12-13
6
Use 600 ml (1 pt) boiling water. Cover and place on turntable.
Add 600 ml (1 pt) milk. 30 ml sugar.
Add 450 ml (3/4 pt) milk. 30 ml sugar.
Add 600 ml (1 pt) milk. 30 ml sugar.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover. Turn halfway.
Place on microwave safe plate or rack. Cover and place on turntable.
Place on grill rack on turntable. Turn halfway.
Pre-heat pan* Place pan directly on turntable. Do not cover. Turn halfway.
6-8
7
7
7-8
10
8
Add 90 ml (6 tbsp) water. Cover and place on turntable.
* Pre-heat Panacrunch Pan on Combination Grill 1 + MEDIUM for 4 mins.
POINTS FOR CHECKING
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return to oven. Foods will still require a STAND TIME, especially if
they cannot be stirred. The denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Cooking Charts
Food
Weight/
Quantity
Choice of
Cooking Modes
Brussel Sprouts
450 g
HIGH
Cabbage – sliced
450 g
HIGH
Carrots
450 g
HIGH
Cauliflower – florets
450 g
HIGH
Celery
450 g
HIGH
Corn on the Cob
450 g
HIGH
Courgettes
450 g
HIGH
Leeks
450 g
HIGH
Mangetout
450 g
HIGH
Marrow – cubed
450 g
HIGH
Mushrooms
450 g
HIGH
Parsnips – sliced
450 g
HIGH
FRESH VEGETABLES – Place in shallow microwave safe dish.
Peas
450 g
HIGH
Potatoes – boiled
450 g
HIGH
Potatoes – par-boiled
450 g
HIGH
Potatoes – new whole
450 g
HIGH
Potatoes – to mash
450 g
HIGH
1
HIGH
2
HIGH
Potatoes – jacket (200 g / 7 oz)
4
HIGH
1
HIGH
2
HIGH
Potatoes – jacket (250 g / 9 oz)
4
HIGH
Spinach
300 g
HIGH
Spring Greens
300 g
HIGH
Swede – cubed
450 g
HIGH
Turnip
450 g
HIGH
FROZEN VEGETABLES – Place in shallow microwave safe dish.
Time Approx.
(mins.)
7
7-9
7-9
9
8-9
6-7
5
5-7
4-5
4-5
5
6-7
4-6
7-8
4-5
6-7
10-12
41/2
7
12
51/2
91/2
15
4
7
7-8
11-12
Beans – broad
450 g
HIGH
8
Beans – green
450 g
HIGH
8-9
Broccoli
450 g
HIGH
9
Brussel Sprouts
450 g
HIGH
9-10
Cabbage – shredded
450 g
HIGH
5-6
Carrots
450 g
HIGH
8-9
Cauliflower
450 g
HIGH
10
Mixed Vegetables
450 g
HIGH
7
Peas
450 g
HIGH
6-7
Spinach – nuggets
450 g
HIGH
8-9
Swede – diced
450 g
HIGH
10
Sweetcorn
450 g
HIGH
7
Instructions/Guidelines
Add 90 ml (6 tbsp) water. Cover and place on turntable.
Add 90 ml (6 tbsp) water. Cover and place on turntable.
Wash and prick skins several times. Place directly on turntable.
After cooking stand for 5 mins wrapped in foil.
Or use Auto Program Jacket Potato.
Add 90 ml (6 tbsp) water. Cover and place on turntable.
Add 30 ml (2 tbsp) water. Cover and place on turntable.
POINTS FOR CHECKING
Always check that food is piping hot after reheating in the microwave. If unsure return to oven. Foods will still require a STAND TIME, especially if
they cannot be stirred. The denser the food the longer the stand time.
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Increasing and Decreasing Recipes
INCREASING RECIPES
• To increase a recipe from 4 to 6 servings, increase each
ingredient listed by half. To double the quantity, simply double every
ingredient listed.
• Do not forget that large quantities will require a larger dish. Make
sure that it is deep enough to prevent the recipe from boiling over
during cooking.
• Cover as directed in the recipe. Stir or rearrange foods as
recommended.
• Increase the stand times by 5 mins. per lb/ 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 power
for 4 servings will become 40 mins. on MEDIUM power for
6 servings.
• When doubling a recipe from 4 to 8 add on half the original
cooking time, ie. 30 mins. on MEDIUM power for 4 servings will
become 45 mins. on MEDIUM power for 8 servings.
DECREASING RECIPES
• To decrease a recipe from 4 servings to 2 servings, halve the
ingredients listed.
• Choose a dish that is proportionally smaller than the one
recommended in the recipe, however make sure it is deep enough
to stop food boiling over.
• Allow half to two-thirds of the original cooking time, ie. 30 mins. on
MEDIUM power for 4 servings will become 15-20 mins. on
MEDIUM power for 2 servings.
Using Recipes from Other Books
The best way to convert a family favourite dish is to find a similar
recipe in a cookery book to give you a guide to the correct method
and timings to use.
Many cookbooks refer to 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.
• Always check the food during cooking.
• Choose a dish that is proportionally smaller than the one
recommended in the recipe.
• There is not a great saving for reduced quantities of soups,
casseroles, stews and rice, as a minimum time is required to
tenderise meats and blend flavours.
• Use the same cooking power recommended in the original recipe.
• Start by cooking for one quarter of the recommended cooking time,
although extra time in most cases will be required.
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• When cooking for one it often makes sense to cook for two and
plate up both meals. Freeze one meal for a later date.
Soups and Starters
Ingredients
2 aubergines
sea salt
30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
Sauce:
200 ml carton crème frâiche
285 g jar mushroom antipasto, drained
45 ml (3 tbsp) freshly chopped flat leaf
parsley
freshly ground black pepper
Aubergine with Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Serves 4
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.
Serves 4
S T A R T E R S
3. Cook 4 ramekins together on MEDIUM power for 14-16 mins. or until cooked through. Pour
off excess liquid, and serve hot or cold with crusty French bread.
S O U P S
3. Wash the aubergine slices and pat dry with kitchen paper. Then place on the grill rack, and
brush with oil. Cook on GRILL 1 for 13 mins., turning halfway until soft and evenly cooked
with a golden skin.
4. Put the crème frâiche into a bowl, stir in the mushroom antipasto and cook on HIGH power
for 2-3 mins. until it is just bubbling.
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
Ingredients
40 g (11/2 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
Coarse Pork Pâtés
&
5. Arrange the aubergine on four plates. Pour over the hot sauce and sprinkle with chopped
parsley and black pepper to taste.
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.
Creamy Cod and Leek Chowder
Serves 4
Dish: deep casserole dish
1. Place the butter and leeks in a large bowl, cover and cook on HIGH power for
3 mins or until softened. Add the potatoes and cook covered on HIGH power 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 power for 10-12 mins or until the potato is tender. Stir half way.
3. Stir in the milk, prawns and fish. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 4-5 mins or until the
fish is cooked. Remove the bay leaf and season to taste. Serve immediately.
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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
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) 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
Stuffed Croissants
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: panacrunch pan and glass turntable
1. Combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl.
2. Slit in back of each croissant and fill with mixture.
3. Cook in two batches of 4 croissants on the panacrunch pan on the turntable. Cook on
Combination: GRILL 1 and SIMMER power for 4-5 mins. each batch or until the cheese has
melted and the croissants are crispy.
Broccoli and Stilton Soup
Serves 4
Dish: large bowl
1. Place the butter, oil and onion in a large bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 3 mins.
or until soft.
2. Add the potatoes, cover and cook on HIGH power for 3-4 mins. or until softened.
3. Add the broccoli, hot vegetable stock and nutmeg. Cover and cook on HIGH power for
15-20 mins. or until the broccoli is cooked.
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 power for
4-5 mins. or until hot and smooth. Stir frequently.
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
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Cheese and Garlic Loaf
Serves 4
Dish: heatproof plate
1. Cook the baguettes on Combination: GRILL 1 and SIMMER power 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.
Fish
WHOLE FISH
For fish with a strong odour, eliminate the
smell after cooking by placing 600 ml (1 pt)
of boiling water and 1 sliced lemon in a large
bowl, cook on SIMMER for 20 mins. Wipe
out oven with a dry cloth.
If cooking 2 whole fish together, they should
be arranged head to tail for even cooking.
ARRANGING
LIQUID
NOISE
Thin fillets of fish i.e. plaice, should be rolled
up prior to cooking to avoid overcooking on
the thinner outside edge and tail.
Fresh fish should always be sprinkled with
30 ml (2 tbsp) of lemon juice, white wine or
water.
Fish steaks should be arranged in a circle,
thicker part to the outside. Cover with cling
film or lid.
When cooking Frozen fish, add liquid as
above for even cooking.
During cooking, popping sounds may be
heard. This is due to moisture trapped
between the flesh, particularly with oily fish
such as salmon and mackerel. This can be
minimised when cooking if the skin and flesh
is pierced several times with a cocktail stick.
WHEN IS FISH COOKED?
Fish is cooked when it flakes easily and
becomes opaque.
Ingredients
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
Do not sprinkle salt onto fish before cooking
as this may make the fish dry.
Large whole fish must have the tail and head
shielded halfway through cooking with
smooth pieces of tin foil secured with
cocktail sticks.
Stuffed Citrus Trout
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable and grill rack
1. Wash the fish and pat dry. Fill the fish cavities with the combined stuffing ingredients and
arrange the fish in a shallow dish.
2. Pour over the orange and lime juice. Season and marinade for one hour.
3. Dot with butter, place the fish two at a time on the grill rack.
4. Cook on GRILL 2 for 12-15 mins. or until crisp and brown. Turn halfway.
Repeat with remaining fish.
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F I S H
Fish cooks very well by microwave as it
stays moist and the lingering fish smells left
in conventional ovens are avoided.
Ingredients
350 g (12 oz) potatoes
25 g (1 oz) butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
200 g (7 oz) can tuna, drained
1 egg, hardboiled, chopped
30 ml (2 tbsp) fresh parsley, chopped
10 ml (2 tsp) lemon juice
salt and pepper
1 egg, beaten
100 g (4 oz) breadcrumbs
Tuna Fish Cakes
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable and then grill rack
1. Cook potatoes with 45 ml (3 tbsp) water, covered on HIGH power for 6-8 mins. or until
cooked. Drain.
2. Place butter and onion in a bowl, cover and cook on HIGH power for 4 mins. or until soft.
Add potatoes and mash.
3. Stir in tuna, hard boiled egg, parsley and lemon juice, season well.
4. Shape into 8 cakes and coat in beaten egg and breadcrumbs.
5. Place on grill rack and cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and SIMMER power for
16-18 mins. or until brown, turning halfway.
Ingredients
25 g (1 oz) butter
2 onions, peeled and quartered
1 clove of garlic, crushed
2 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
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
Plaice Provencale
Serves 4
Dish: large shallow rectangular dish
1. Place the butter, onions and garlic in a large bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH power for
2 mins. or until softened.
2. Add the courgettes and yellow pepper. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 2 mins. or until
softened. Add the spices, puree and tomatoes. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 4 mins.
or until piping hot. Pour into serving dish.
3. Roll each fillet and arrange on top of the sauce. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Cook covered on
HIGH power for 7-8 mins. or until the fish is cooked. Garnish with parsley and serve with
French bread.
Tasty Fish Pie
Serves 4
Dish: 23cm (9”) oval dish
1. In a medium bowl stir together the bacon, onion and mushrooms. Cook on HIGH power for
about 5 mins. until the onion is soft.
2. Stir in 75 g (3 oz) breadcrumbs and a tablespoon of milk to bind.
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 power for 5 mins. or until cooked.
4. Place the butter, milk, flour and seasonings in a large mixing bowl or jug. Cook on HIGH
power for 2 mins.
5. Whisk until smooth. Then continue to cook on HIGH power for 2-3 mins. or until the sauce
comes to the boil and is thickened and smooth, whisking once or twice.
6. Whisk in the 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
power for 5-7 mins. or until it is piping hot and golden brown.
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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
Fish Balti
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) casserole dish
1. Place the oil and onion in a large bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 3 mins. or until
the onion is softened.
2. Add the okra and pepper and cook on HIGH power for 3 mins. or until softened.
3. Stir in the curry paste, tomatoes and the water. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 5 mins.
or until boiling.
4. Add the cod and cook on HIGH power for 3 mins. Stir in the prawns and cook on HIGH
power for a further 2 mins. or until the fish is cooked.
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
Fish Kebabs
Serves 4
Dish: 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 power 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 power 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.
Mixed Seafood Gratin
Serves 4
Dish: 24cm (9”) round gratin dish
1. Chop the onion and garlic. Place with butter in a large bowl and soften on HIGH power for
3-4 mins. Add the flour and pour in the wine and milk gradually. Stir well. Thicken on HIGH
power for 3-4 mins., stirring halfway. Add the cream and cheese.
2. Add the seafood and watercress to the sauce and mix well.
3. Spoon into the gratin dish and top with crushed tortilla chips and breadcrumbs.
4. Cook on Combination Grill 1 and SIMMER power for 12-14 mins. or until crisp and piping
hot.
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F I S H
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
1 small can pineapple chunks
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
Meat and Poultry
Guidelines
DEFROSTED JOINTS
STANDING TIME
TURNING
If the meat has previously been frozen,
ensure it is properly thawed before cooking
by microwave. Defrosted joints of meat must
be allowed to STAND for a minimum of
1 hour. before cooking to ensure the centre
is fully defrosted.
Meat and poultry require a minimum of
15 mins. STANDING TIME wrapped in
aluminium foil after cooking by microwave.
Roast meat is always easier to carve after
STANDING and the meat will continue to
cook during the STAND TIME.
Joints and poultry should be turned over
halfway through cooking.
FAT
BONE
Large amounts of fat absorb microwave
energy and can cause the meat next to it to
overcook. Always choose joints that arenʼt
excessively fatty.
Bone tips on legs of lamb and crown roasts
may need shielding when cooked by
microwave, to prevent overcooking.
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.
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. Follow the guidelines on pages 33-35.
DO NOT COVER.
How to roast a joint by microwave
To roast basic joints of meat place the joint
onto the rack of a microwave roasting set
and cover with a dome lid. Alternatively use
a large, shallow dish and place the joint on
an upturned saucer and cover with cling film.
ROASTING BAGS
Roasting bags are useful when split up one
side to tent a joint for roasting by power and
time.
How to cook small cuts of meat by
microwave
Some cuts of meat can be cooked
successfully by microwave although due to
their short cooking times and no heat
source, they will not crisp and brown.
They should always be cooked on a
microwave rack to lift them out of their
juices.
Do not use the metal twists supplied.
TIPS
Braised and stewed meat cooked in a microwave has a slightly firm texture and therefore it is essential to purchase good quality meats.
When cooking a casserole, place a saucer or small upturned plate over the meat to keep it submerged in the juices.
Crispy Bacon - place on a microwave safe rack (optional extra obtainable from cookware shops). Cover with a plain piece of kitchen towel to
minimise splatter. Cook on HIGH power for approx. 45 secs. per rasher, or until desired crispness is achieved.
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Ingredients
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
Serves 4
Dish: large casserole with lid
1. Combine all the casserole ingredients in dish. Cover with lid and cook on HIGH power for
10 mins. Stir then use SIMMER power 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.
Bolognese Sauce
Serves 4
Dish: 1.5 litre (3 pt) casserole dish
1. Mix onion, garlic, pepper and oil in a bowl. Cook on HIGH power for 2 mins. or until the
onion is soft.
2. Stir in all the other ingredients. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 10 mins. then MEDIUM
power for 15-20 mins. or until vegetables are soft.
P O U L T R Y
3. Uncover casserole and arrange bread on top. Return to oven and cook uncovered on
Combination: GRILL 1 and SIMMER power for a further 10 mins. The casserole is ready
when the bread slices are crisp and golden.
A N D
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
400g (14 oz) can chopped tomatoes
30 ml (2 tbsp) tomato puree
salt and pepper
Belgian Beef Casserole
Chicken Satay
Serves 4
Dish: 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 power 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 power for 15-20 mins. or until cooked through, turning occasionally.
Serve hot with sauce for dipping.
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M E A T
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) 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
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
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
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
Steak and Kidney Pudding
Serves 4
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 power for 10 mins., then SIMMER power for 60 mins., or until meat is tender.
Remove plate.
2. Mix flour, salt and suet together. Mix to a firm dough with cold water.
3. Roll out
3/
4
of pastry to line basin.
4. Remove meat with a slotted spoon and fill basin. Mix cornflour with water and stir into the
gravy. Cook on HIGH power for 2 mins., stirring once, or until gravy has thickened. Pour
60 ml (4 tbsp) of gravy over the meat and reserve the rest for serving. Roll the remaining
pastry to form a lid, moisten the edges and seal over the top of meat.
5. Cook on MEDIUM power for 10-12 mins. or until pastry looks dry.
Lamb in a Spicy Cream and Almond Sauce
Serves 4
Dish: large casserole dish
1. Mix together the garlic, ginger, almonds and water to make a thick paste.
2. Place the cardamon pods, cloves, cinnamon, onion and oil in the casserole dish cook on
HIGH power for 2 mins.
3. Add the lamb and cook for 5 mins. on HIGH power or until light brown in colour. Stir
halfway.
4. Stir in the rest of the spices, the almond mixture, cream, salt and pepper. Cover and cook
on SIMMER power for 40-50 mins. or until the meat is tender. Stir the casserole
2-3 times during the cooking time.
5. Remove the whole cardamon pods, cloves and cinnamon before serving with rice or other
vegetables.
Chicken Pesto Crumble
Serves 4
Dish: large shallow dish, 27 cm (101/2”)
1. Cut the potatoes into chunks, place in a casserole dish with 90 ml, (6 tbsps of water), cover,
cook for 7-8 minutes on High power or until soft, drain.
2. Stir the pesto into the potatoes and put aside to keep warm.
3. Place oil and onion in a large bowl cook on HIGH power for 2-3 minutes to soften the onion.
4. Add chicken, cover and cook on MEDIUM power for 4 minutes.
5. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, Tabasco and season. Cook on HIGH power for 3 minutes.
6. Cook chicken mixture for a further 5 - 6 minutes on MEDIUM power, so that the tomato
sauce starts to thicken.
7. Add the potatoes to the chicken and place in the bottom of a heatproof dish.
8. Mix the breadcrumbs with the garlic and Parmesan cheese, sprinkle over the chicken.
9. Cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and L0W power for 8 - 9 minutes until heated through and
golden brown in colour.
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Serves 4
Dish: large casserole
1. Place all the ingredients except the cornflour and crème frâiche in a large bowl. Cover and
cook on HIGH power for 10 mins.
2. Stir the casserole, cover and cook on SIMMER power 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 power or until thickened.
Chicken Casserole
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) casserole
1. Place vegetables and butter in dish. Cover and cook on HIGH power 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 power for 5 mins. then SIMMER power 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 power 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.
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
50 g (2 oz) tasty cheese grated
Lamb Casserole
P O U L T R Y
4. Swirl in the crème frâiche and serve immediately.
A N D
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
300 g (11 oz) can tomatoes 11oz
salt and pepper
30 ml (2 tbsp) cornflour
Paprika Pork Casserole
Serves 4
Dish: 3 litre (6 pt) casserole dish
1. Place all the ingredients except cheese and cornflour into casserole dish. Place plate on top
of meat to prevent meat drying out during cooking.
2. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 10 mins., then SIMMER power 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 power for 2 mins. or until cheese melts.
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M E A T
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
Pasta and Rice
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
Pesto Spaghetti
Serves 4
Dish: large casserole
1. Place spaghetti in a large bowl, add 1 litre (13/4 pt) of boiling water, cover and cook on HIGH
power for 8-9 mins. or until cooked. Drain and keep warm.
2. Place the potatoes in a bowl with 90 ml (6 tbsp) of water, and cook on HIGH power for
5-6 mins., add the green beans and cook for a further 3-4 mins. or until tender.
3. Combine the spaghetti and vegetables together with 4 tbsps of the liquid, from the potatoes
and beans.
4. Stir in the fresh pesto, season to taste and serve drizzled with a little olive oil.
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
Ingredients
50 g (2 oz) green lentils
10 ml (2 tsp) oil
1 small onion, sliced
3 ml (1/2 tsp) grated root ginger
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 ml (1/2 tsp) turmeric
3 ml (1/2 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
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Lemon and Asparagus Risotto
Serves 4
Dish: small bowl + large bowl
1. Cut off asparagus tips with 2.5 cm (1”) middle stem and cook with 2 tbsp stock on HIGH
power for 2 mins.
2. Chop remaining asparagus stems into 1 cm pieces and leave to one side.
3. Cook leeks in 25g butter for 2 mins on HIGH power.
4. Add the rice to the leeks and cook on HIGH power for 2 mins.
5. Stir in 3/4 pint hot vegetable stock and cook on HIGH power for 5 mins. Add chopped
asparagus stems and cook on HIGH power for 5 mins.
6. Stir in the peas, lemon zest and juice and cook on HIGH power for 2 mins.
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.
Lentil Biryani
Serves 4-6
Dish: large casserole
1. Soak the lentils in cold water for 1 hour then drain them.
2. Place the oil and onion in a large bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 3 mins. or until
softened.
3. Add the ginger, garlic, turmeric, chilli and curry powder. Cover and cook on HIGH power for
2 mins.
4. Add the yoghurt, mushrooms, tomato, water and lentils. Cover and cook on HIGH power 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 power if necessary. Garnish and serve.
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
Kedgeree
Serves 2
Dish: large casserole
1. Place the rice and chicken stock in casserole, cover and cook on HIGH power for
15-17 mins. or until tender.
2. Place the fish in a shallow dish, sprinkle with lemon juice, cover and cook on HIGH power for
5-6 mins. or until cooked. Skin and flake.
3. Place onion and oil in a small dish, cover and cook on HIGH power for 3-4 mins. or until
softened.
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
Tagliatelle Toscana
Serves 4
Dish: deep casserole dish
A N D
1. Sprinkle the aubergine with salt and leave for 20 mins. then rinse and dry.
2. Cook the pasta in 600 ml (1 pt) boiling water, covered, on HIGH power for 4 mins. or until
tender. Drain.
3. Place onion, garlic and oil in a bowl, cover and cook on HIGH power for 2 mins. or until soft.
Add the remaining ingredients except the mozzarella and parmesan cheese, cover and cook
on HIGH power for 6 mins.
4. Mix the drained pasta with the mozzarella. Place in a casserole dish. Pour the sauce over
the top. Sprinkle with parmesan and cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and SIMMER power for
4-5 mins. until piping hot and golden brown.
Vegetable Couscous
Serves 4
Dish: large casserole
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 power for 16-18 mins. or until the
vegetables are tender.
2. Pour 450 ml (3/4 pt) of boiling water over the couscous. Allow to stand for 10 mins. Cover
and cook on MEDIUM power for 5 mins. or until warm and fluffed. Separate the grains with
a fork and serve with the vegetables.
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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
R I C E
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 power for 5 mins. until piping hot.
Cheese and Egg Dishes
PIERCING
Always pierce egg yolk and white to stop
them exploding when cooking in a
microwave.
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
BOILED EGGS IN SHELLS
Never attempt to cook a boiled egg by
microwave. They can explode dangerously.
QUICHES
Always cook quiches on SIMMER power to
avoid curdling the egg filling.
Swiss Cheese Fondue
Serves 4-6
Dish: large 2 litre (4 pt) bowl
1. Place garlic and wine in the bowl and cook on HIGH power for 4 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 power for 1 minute, then stir in the rest of the cheese mixture.
5. Return to the microwave and cook again for 1 minute on HIGH power. Season with pepper
and nutmeg.
6. Sprinkle with Paprika, if desired. Serve with chunks of french bread, or vegetables.
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
Ciabatta with Scrambled eggs
Serves 4-6
Oven Accessory: glass turntable and grill rack
1. Cut the pepper in half. Place on the grill rack and use GRILL 1 for 8-9 mins. or until the skin
has blackened. Carefully peel off the skin, remove the core and seeds, and dice the flesh.
2. Toast the rolls using GRILL 1 for 2-3 mins. or until lightly browned. Rub each roll with the
cut side of the garlic clove.
3. Place the eggs, milk and butter in a large jug and whisk to combine. Cook on HIGH power
for 2 mins 30 secs., stirring every 30 secs. Add the pepper, tomato, basil and seasoning.
Cook for a further 1 minute on HIGH power or until the eggs have just set.
4. Spoon the eggs over the toasted ciabatta and sprinkle with parmesan. Serve immediately.
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
French Bread Pizza
Serves 2
Oven Accessory: glass turntable then grill rack
1. Cook the onion with the oil, covered, on HIGH power for 3-4 mins. or until softened.
2. Cut bread in half lengthways. Place on grill rack and use GRILL 1 for 1-2 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 power for
3-4 mins. or until browning and hot.
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Serves 6
Dish: 23 cm (9”) flan dish
1. Line flan dish with pastry, prick with a fork. Cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and MEDIUM
power 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 power for 4-5 mins. Drain. Place in the pastry case
with the asparagus and quartered tomatoes.
Serves 4
Dish: large bowl + heatproof dish
1. Cut potatoes in half (or quarters if large). Place in a bowl with 90 ml (6 tbsp) of water and
cook on HIGH power for 8 mins. covered with cling film.
2. Add the broccoli to the potatoes and cook for a further 4-6 mins. or until tender.
3. Mix together 1/2 the cheese and the cream.
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.
5. Cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and SIMMER power for 6-7 mins. or until piping hot and
golden brown.
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
5 ml (1 tsp) french mustard
150 g (5 oz) red cheese, grated
salt and pepper
30 ml (2 tbsp) fresh brown breadcrumbs
Macaroni Cheese
Serves 4
Dish: large dish + jug
1. Cook macaroni in 450ml (3/4 pt) boiling water on HIGH power for 5-6 mins. or until soft.
Drain.
2. Place butter, onion and bacon in a jug. Cook on HIGH power for 5 mins. or until onion is
soft. Stir halfway through cooking.
3. Stir in flour and cook for 30 secs. on HIGH power.
4. Gradually add milk, stir well and season. Cook on HIGH power for 5 mins. or until sauce is
thick and bubbling. Stir twice during cooking.
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 power for 5-7 mins. or until golden brown.
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Creamy Cheese, Potato & Broccoli Bake
D I S H E S
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 power for 14-16 mins. or until
just set.
A N D
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
Summer Vegetable Flan
C H E E S E
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
Vegetables and Vegetarian
•
•
•
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.
•
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.
•
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).
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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.
•
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.
•
Before Cooking
Wash potatoes and prick skins several times.
Spread around edge of turntable.
•
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.
Whole cauliflower should be cooked
upside down on MEDIUM power for
10 mins., approx. with 90 ml (6 tbsp)
water. Make a cross with a knife in the
stalk. Turn halfway during cooking.
After Cooking
Remove from oven and wrap in aluminium foil
to retain the heat. Leave to stand for 5 mins.
Serves 4
Dish: shallow dish
1. Combine all the ingredients in a casserole dish, apart from the baguette and the cheese.
2. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 15 mins. or until vegetables are soft, stirring halfway
through the cooking time.
Gratin Dauphinois
Serves 4
Dish: 20 cm (8”) shallow dish
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 power for 12-14 mins. or until cooked and browned.
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
Vegetable Lasagne
Serves 4-6
Dish: large shallow rectangular Pyrex® or heatproof dish
1. Place onion, butter and garlic in a casserole dish, cover and cook on HIGH power for
3 mins. Add vegetables and stock, re-cover and cook on HIGH power for 8-10 mins. or until
vegetables are soft. Season to taste.
2. Cover base of dish with a thin layer of tomato sauce, then a layer of lasagne on top followed
by a layer of vegetable mixture. Thinly slice 175 g (6 oz) of the cheese and layer on top of
vegetables. Continue layering until ingredients are all used ending with a tomato sauce layer.
3. Grate remaining cheese and arrange over top in 3 diagonal bands. Cook on Combination:
GRILL 3 and MEDIUM power for 20 mins. or until the pasta is cooked.
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V E G E T A R I A N
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 power for 8-10 mins. or until the cheese has
melted and turned a golden brown.
A N D
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
Crispy Toast Topped Ratatouille
V E G E T A B L E S
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 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
Ingredients
2 medium sweet potatoes
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
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable then grill rack
Dish: shallow heatproof dish
1. Wash and prick the potato skins. Cook on the Jacket Potato 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 3-4 mins. or until browned.
Ingredients
1 cauliflower, cut into florets
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
Cauliflower Cheese
Serves 4
Dish: large bowl + shallow casserole
1. Place cauliflower in a bowl. Add water. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 10 mins. or until
tender. Drain.
2. Melt butter on HIGH power for 15-30 secs. Stir in flour and mustard. Cook for a further
15 secs. Add milk gradually. Stir well and season. Cook on HIGH power for 2-3 mins. or until
sauce is thick and bubbling. Stir once halfway during cooking.
3. Stir in 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 power for 4-5 mins. or until golden brown.
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
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Red Lentil Casserole
Serves 4
Dish: large casserole
1. Place onions, oil, and garlic in the casserole. Cook on HIGH power for 3 mins.
2. Add chopped aubergine, courgettes, and peppers to the casserole. Cook on HIGH power
for 4-5 mins.
3. Add the tomatoes, vegetable stock, herbs and lentils. Cook on HIGH power for 5 mins.
4. Stir and then cook on SIMMER power for 20-22 mins. or until lentils are tender.
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
Serves 4
Dish: 20 x 25cm (8 x 10”) shallow dish
1. Combine the green pepper, onion, garlic and oil in a bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH power
for 3-5 mins. or until tender.
2. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients and cook uncovered on HIGH power 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.
4. Mix tomato, courgette, green pepper and onion in a bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH power
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 power for 6-8 mins. or until piping hot.
Red Cabbage with Red Onion and Almonds
Serves 4-6
Dish: large bowl
1. Soften the onion with oil on HIGH power for 2 mins.
2. Add all the other ingredients except the almonds, mix well and then cook on HIGH power 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
V E G E T A R I A N
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
1⁄
4 tsp ground cinnamon
50 g (2 oz) flaked almonds, toasted
Vegetable Enchiladas
A N D
Tomato Sauce:
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
1⁄
2
Serves 4-6
Dish: 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 power for 15 mins. then LOW power 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 power for 2 mins. or until softened.
3. Add drained, rinsed beans, tomatoes and mushrooms. Cover and cook on HIGH power 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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Ingredients
Puddings and Desserts
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
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
Steamed Suet Sponge Pudding
Serves 4
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) pudding basin
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 power for 5-6 mins. until firm.
Creme Caramel
Serves 4
Dish: 15 cm (6”) souffle dish
1. Put water and the 100 g (4 oz) of sugar in a souffle dish. Cook on HIGH power for 2-3 mins.
or until sugar has dissolved. Continue cooking on HIGH power for 8-12 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.
2. Beat eggs, essence, caster sugar and milk together and strain over caramel.
3. Cook on SIMMER power 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
power then cook the custards for approx. 11-13 mins. on SIMMER power.
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
Butterscotch sauce
3
45 g (1 /4 oz) butter
120 ml (8 tbsp) soft brown sugar
200 ml (7 fl. oz) whipping cream
15 ml (1 tbsp) vanilla essence
Date Puddings and Butterscotch Sauce
Serves 6
Dish: Individual microwave proof moulds
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 six moulds. Cook on HIGH power for 9-11 mins. and leave to stand for 10 mins.
Sauce
1. Place butter in a large jug and cook on HIGH power 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 power.
Continue to cook until liquid is foaming and bubbling 30 sec. at a time on HIGH power.
3. Slowly pour in the cream and bring to the boil on HIGH power for 2-3 mins. Add essence.
Stir, continue to boil on HIGH power 30 sec. at a time until it starts to thicken.
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Ingredients
2 lemons
500 ml (18 fl oz.) full fat milk
1 cinnamon stick
grated nutmeg
4 medium egg yolks
50 g (2 oz) caster sugar
30 ml (2 tbsp) cornflour
100 g (4 oz) demerara sugar
Serves 8
Dish: 20 cm (8”) deep pyrex dish, greased
1. Melt butter on HIGH power for 1-2 mins. or until melted. Stir in biscuits and cinnamon. Press
into base of dish.
2. Blend cream cheese and cottage cheese together until smooth, add sugar, cornflour, lemon
rind, soured cream and egg yolks.
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.
Christmas Pudding
Serves 6-8
Dish: 1.3 litre (21/2 pt) pudding basin lightly greased
1. Place apple and carrot in a large bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH power for 5 mins. Beat well to
make a thick puree.
2. Stir in orange juice and rind and mixed fruit. Cook on HIGH power for 2 mins. Stir in brandy and
treacle. Stand for 5 mins. Beat in rest of ingredients.
3. Press into the pudding basin. Cover with greaseproof paper and cook on HIGH power for 4
mins. Stand for 5 mins. Cook on HIGH power for another 2 mins. or until just firm.
N.B. One of the advantages of using your microwave to make this traditional pudding is that it can
be made the week before Christmas and stored in a cool dry place. Do not attempt to make the
pudding earlier than this, since the flavour will not improve with keeping, unlike a traditionally
steamed pudding.
Lemon Brûleé
Serves 4
Oven Accessory: glass turntable then grill rack
Dish: 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 power for 4 mins. Allow to cool.
2. Whisk the egg yolks and caster sugar until pale and foamy, then stir in the cornflour.
3. Strain the milk into the egg mixture and then cook on HIGH power for 4-5 mins. or until
thickened. Stir frequently.
4. Pour into 4 ovenproof dishes and allow to cool for 4 hours or overnight.
5. Sprinkle with remaining sugar and place on grill rack and cook on GRILL 1 for
5-6 mins. until caramelised.
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4. Cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and SIMMER power for 6-8 mins. or until the filling has set
and is golden brown. Chill before serving.
A N D
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
Baked Lemon Cheesecake
P U D D I N G S
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
Sauces
CONTAINER SIZE
Always use a container or jug at least twice
the capacity of the sauce, to avoid boiling
over.
COVERING
DO NOT cover sauces when cooking.
STIRRING – IMPORTANT
Sauces/gravy should be thoroughly stirred
before, during and after cooking, to avoid
any eruptions and to result in a smooth
sauce.
REHEATING
Sauces can be made in advance and
reheated by microwave. Reheat on HIGH
power and stir halfway.
Ingredients
30 g (1 oz) butter
30 g (1 oz) flour
600 ml (1 pt) milk
POWER LEVEL
Most sauces require HIGH Power for
cooking. Sauces containing eggs should be
cooked on SIMMER power.
WOODEN SPOONS
Do not leave wooden spoons in the sauce
when cooking. The wood may dry out and
burn. NEVER LEAVE metal spoons in the
sauce.
White Pouring Sauce
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) jug
1. Melt butter in jug on HIGH power for 20-40 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 power. Stir and cook for a further 3 mins. Sauce should be smooth
and glossy and coat the back of a spoon.
Variations of White Sauce
Parsley
Onion
Ingredients
30 ml (2 tbsp) custard powder
15 ml (1 tbsp) sugar
600 ml (1 pt) cold milk
Stir 60 ml (4 tbsp) chopped parsley and 15 ml (1 tbsp) lemon juice into sauce halfway through
cooking time.
Cook 1 small onion in the butter for 30 secs. on HIGH power before adding the flour and milk.
Custard
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) jug
1. Mix together the custard powder, sugar and a little milk to form a smooth paste.
2. Blend in the remaining milk, whisking well.
3. Cook on HIGH power for 4-6 mins. Whisk well halfway through cooking time and again at the
end.
Ingredients
3 egg yolks
30 ml (2 tbsp) white wine vinegar
100 g (4 oz) chilled, unsalted butter, cut into
cubes
pepper
Hollandaise Sauce
Dish: 1 litre (2 pt) jug
1. Place egg yolks and vinegar in a jug. Beat well.
2. Drop cubes of butter on top. Cook on HIGH power for 15 secs.
3. Whisk. Cook on HIGH power for 10 secs.
4. Whisk again and cook on HIGH power for 10 secs. Repeat 10 secs. stages until sauce is
thick and creamy.
5. Season and serve immediately with salmon steaks or asparagus spears.
N.B. This sauce must not boil or eggs will curdle.
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Baking Guidelines
DISH SHAPE
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.
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.
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.
COVERING
Just as you wouldnʼt cover a cake baked in a
traditional oven, NEVER cover your cakes
cooked by microwave.
DISH SIZE
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.
Ingredients
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
Sponge Cake
Dish: 18 cm (7”) souffle dish, based lined with greaseproof paper
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 2 and MEDIUM power for 5-51⁄2 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.
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
10 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
Carrot Cake
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 power for 8-9 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.
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B A K I N G
Always use the exact dish size stated in the
following recipes, otherwise cooking times
and results will be affected.
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
Chewy Flapjacks
Makes: 8 slices
Dish: 20 cm (8”) round flan dish
1. Place butter, syrup and sugar in a bowl and cook on HIGH power for 1-2 mins. or until
melted.
2. Stir in the oats and raisins. Press into dish. Cook on Combination: GRILL 1 and SIMMER
power for 4-5 mins. or until firm and golden. Allow to cool slightly then cut into pieces.
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
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
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Ginger Cake
Dish: 20 cm (8”) Soufflé dish base lined with greaseproof
1. Place butter, syrup, treacle and sugar in a bowl and heat on HIGH power 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 cake dish and cook on MEDIUM power for 8-9 mins. or until set around edges.
The cake will appear slightly wet in centre, but will continue cooking as it cools.
Boston Brownies
Dish: 20 cm (8”) square dish base lined with greaseproof
1. Place chocolate and butter in a bowl and cook on HIGH power 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 power for 7-9 mins or until just
lightly browned. Allow to cool and then cut into squares.
Preserves
Jam jars can be sterilized by microwave
ready for your jams. Half fill with water and
heat them on HIGH power until water boils
(approx. 3 mins. for 2 jars). Empty and drain
upside down on kitchen paper. The jars
should be warm when filled with jam.
If you wish to cook larger quantities than
given in the recipes below, revert to the
traditional hob method, using a traditional
recipe.
Ingredients
450 g (1 lb) soft fruit, washed
450 g (1 lb) caster sugar
30 ml (2 tbsp) lemon juice
5 ml (1 tsp) butter
Ingredients
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
Ingredients
450 g (1 lb) seville oranges
1 lemon
900 ml (11/2 pts) water
450 g (1 lb) sugar
knob of butter
DISH SIZE
Always use a very large pyrex bowl. DO NOT
attempt to use jam pans or saucepans in your
microwave.
DO NOT USE YOUR MICROWAVE TO
STERILIZE BABIESʼ BOTTLES.
DO NOT LEAVE JAMS UNATTENDED
DURING COOKING BECAUSE OF THE
HIGH SUGAR CONTENT.
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.
COVERING
Do not cover preserves whilst cooking, apart
from if recommended in the recipe.
Soft Fruit Jam
DO NOT SEAL PRESERVING JARS IN
YOUR MICROWAVE.
Makes approx. 11/2 lbs jam
Dish: large bowl
1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir. Cook on HIGH power for 5 mins. (10-15 mins. if
using frozen fruit), stirring frequently. Continue to cook in one minute intervals until sugar has
dissolved.
2. Wash down any sugar crystals from around the bowl.
3. Bring mixture to the boil and continue to cook until setting point is reached – approx.
15-25 mins. Test regularly for setting point.
Red Onion Chutney
Makes 2 lbs
Dish: large bowl
1. Put oil in bowl with onions. Soften on HIGH power for 10 minutes, stirring halfway.
2. Add all other ingredients and mix well.
3. Cook on MEDIUM power for 20 mins, or until soft.
4. Cool slightly, then pour into a jar.
5. Allow to cool thoroughly before chilling.
Orange Marmalade
Makes 11/2 -2lbs
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 power for 10 mins.
4. Strain the mixture through a sieve into another large bowl pressing the pulp well until all the
juice is extracted. Discard the pulp.
5. Stir the shredded rind into the hot juice and cook uncovered on HIGH power for 10 mins. until
rind is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the sugar until dissolved.
7. Cook on HIGH for 8 mins covered. Stir in the butter and cook to setting point 20-25 mins.
8. Leave to stand for 10 mins then pour into warmed sterilized jars.
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P R E S E R V E S
STERILIZING JARS
Questions and Answers
Q
My microwave oven causes interference with my TV, is
this normal?
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.
Q
Sometimes warm air comes from the oven vents. Why?
A
The heat given off from the cooking food warms the air in
the oven cavity. This warmed air is carried out of the oven
by the air flow pattern in the oven. There 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.
Q
The oven stops cooking by microwave and 'H97' or 'H98'
appears in the display. Why?
A
This display indicates a problem with the microwave
generation system. Please contact an authorised Service
Centre.
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.
Technical Specifications
Rated Voltage:
Operating Frequency:
Input Power:
Output Power:
Outer Dimensions:
Oven Cavity Dimensions:
Weight:
NN-GD569M
230-240V, 50Hz
2,450 MHz
Max 2300 W
Microwave 1200 W
Grill 1350 W
Microwave 900 W (IEC-60705)
1000 W Turbo Reheat (IEC-60705)
Grill 1300 W
510 (W) x 380 (D) x 304 (H) mm
359 (W) x 352 (D) x 217 (H) mm
12.5 kg
Noise:
50 db
Weight and Dimensions are approximate.
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Index
A
Adapting Recipes.............................................................................. 38
Apples, poached/stewed................................................................... 34
Arcing.................................................................................................. 7
Auto weight cooking .................................................................... 24-27
Auto weight defrosting ................................................................. 17-18
B
Babies Bottles............................................................................7,28,29
Bacon Rashers ................................................................................. 33
Baked Apples.................................................................................... 34
Baking guidelines.............................................................................. 59
Beans, cooking chart ........................................................................ 33
Beef
guidelines....................................................................................... 44
cooking charts................................................................................ 33
Belgian Beef Casserole ................................................................. 45
Bolognese Sauce........................................................................... 45
Steak and Kidney Pudding ............................................................ 46
Boil in the bag fish ............................................................................ 34
C
Cakes
Boston Brownies............................................................................ 60
Carrot Cake ................................................................................... 59
Chewy Flapjacks............................................................................ 60
Ginger Cake................................................................................... 60
Sponge Cake ................................................................................. 59
Chaos defrost .............................................................................17-18
Cheese and Egg Dishes
Ciabatta with Scrambled Eggs....................................................... 50
Creamy Cheese, Potato & Broccoli Bake ...................................... 51
French Bread Pizza ....................................................................... 50
Macaroni Cheese........................................................................... 51
Summer Vegetable Flan ................................................................ 51
Swiss Cheese Fondue................................................................... 50
Chicken
guidelines....................................................................................... 44
cooking charts................................................................................ 33
Chicken Casserole......................................................................... 47
Chicken Pesto Crumble ..................................................................46
Chicken Satay................................................................................ 45
Child Lock ..........................................................................................14
Christmas Pudding ........................................................................... 57
reheating................................................................................ 6,28,30
Cleaning your Microwave .............................................................. 4,10
64
Cling Film...................................................................................... 9, 12
Clock, setting the time .......................................................................15
Combination cooking ....................................................................22-23
Containers to use......................................................................... 11-12
Control Panel .................................................................................... 13
Cooking Charts............................................................................ 33-37
Custard ............................................................................................. 58
reheating.........................................................................................32
D
Defrosting
guidelines....................................................................................... 19
charts ............................................................................................. 20
Delay/ Stand feature ..........................................................................16
Demo Mode .......................................................................................14
E
Eggs, boiled .................................................................................6,8,50
Eggs poached/scrambled ..................................................................34
F
Fan Motor operation ............................................................................7
Fish
guidelines....................................................................................... 41
cooking charts................................................................................ 34
Fish Balti ........................................................................................ 43
Fish Kebabs................................................................................... 43
Mixed Seafood Gratin .....................................................................43
Plaice Provencale .......................................................................... 42
Stuffed Citrus Trout........................................................................ 41
Tasty Fish Pie ................................................................................ 42
Tuna Fish Cakes............................................................................ 42
Fruit, poached and stewing............................................................... 34
G
General Guidelines........................................................................ 9-10
Grilling................................................................................................21
H
Hollandaise Sauce............................................................................ 58
J
Jacket Potatoes .......................................................................... 37, 52
Jam ................................................................................................... 61
K
Kedgeree .......................................................................................... 49
Date Puddings and Butterscotch Sauce ........................................ 56
Lemon Brûleé ................................................................................ 57
Steamed Suet Sponge Pudding .................................................... 56
L
R
Lamb
guidelines....................................................................................... 44
cooking charts................................................................................ 35
Chops ............................................................................................ 35
Lamb Casserole............................................................................. 47
Lamb in a spicy cream & almond sauce ........................................ 46
Reheating guidelines...................................................................... 28
Reheating Charts........................................................................ 29-32
Rice, cooking .................................................................................... 36
M
Meat and Poultry recipes .......................................................... 45-47
Microwave power levels.................................................................... 15
Microwave principles .......................................................................... 8
Milk puddings.................................................................................... 36
Mince pies, reheating.................................................................. 28, 31
O
Orange Marmalade........................................................................... 61
P
Pasta, cooking ...................................................................................35
Pasta and Rice recipes
Kedgeree ........................................................................................ 49
Lemon and Asparagus Risotto.........................................................48
Lentil Biryani ................................................................................... 48
Pesto Spaghetti .............................................................................. 48
Tagliatelle Toscana ......................................................................... 49
Vegetable Couscous....................................................................... 49
Plated Meals, reheating ...................................................................28
Panacrunch Pan
guidelines...........................................................................................24
Pork
guidelines........................................................................................ 44
cooking ........................................................................................... 35
chops .............................................................................................. 35
Paprika Pork Casserole .................................................................. 47
Porridge .......................................................................................... 36
Preserves
Soft Fruit Jam ............................................................................... 61
Orange Marmalade........................................................................ 61
Red Onion Chutney ........................................................................61
Pulses, cooking.............................................................................. 33
Puddings and Desserts
Baked Lemon Cheesecake............................................................ 57
Christmas Pudding ........................................................................ 57
Creme Caramel ............................................................................. 56
S
Sauces ............................................................................................. 58
Sausages.......................................................................................... 36
Shielding ........................................................................................... 19
Soups and Starters
Aubergine with Creamy Mushroom Sauce ..................................... 39
Broccoli & Stilton Soup ................................................................... 40
Cheese and Garlic Loaf ...................................................................40
Coarse Pork Paté ........................................................................... 39
Creamy Cod & Leek Chowder ........................................................ 39
Stuffed Croissants .......................................................................... 40
Standing Times ................................................................................. 9
T
Technical Specification ................................................................ 62-63
Turbo reheat ......................................................................................16
V
Vegetables
guidelines........................................................................................ 52
cooking ...................................................................................... 36-37
Cauliflower cheese ......................................................................... 54
Crispy Toast Topped Ratatouille ..................................................... 53
Gratin Dauphinois ........................................................................... 53
Red Cabbage with Red Onions & Almonds .....................................55
Red Lentil Casserole ...................................................................... 54
Spicy Bean Goulash ........................................................................55
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes .................................................................. 54
Vegetable Enchiladas .....................................................................55
Vegetable Lasagne ......................................................................... 53
W
White Pouring Sauce ........................................................................ 58
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