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OWNER’S MANUAL
MICROWAVE OVEN
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE
OPERATING AND KEEP IT HANDY FOR REFERENCE AT ALL TIMES.
LMV1831
**
MFL06317608
www.lg.com
Thank you for purchasing an LG microwave oven.
Model No:
Serial No:
Dealer:
Please record the model number and serial
number of this unit for future reference. We
also suggest you record the details of your
contact with LG (LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.)
concerning this unit.
Dealer Phone No:
Customer Relations
LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.
Service Division Bldg. #3
201 James Record Rd.
Huntsville, AL 35824-0126
Staple your receipt here as proof of purchase.
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE
EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY
(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with
the door open. Open door operation
can result in harmful exposure to
microwave energy. It is important
not to defeat or tamper with the
safety interlocks.
(b) Do not place any object between the
oven front face and the door or allow soil
or cleaner residue to accumulate on
sealing surfaces.
(c) Do not operate the oven if it is
damaged. It is particularly important
that the oven door:
(1) closes properly,
(2) is not damaged or bent,
(3) has hinges and latches that are not
broken or loosened,
(4) has undamaged door seals and
sealing surfaces.
(d) The oven should not be adjusted or
repaired by anyone except properly
qualified service personnel.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE
Cooking Guide for Sensor Cook........................... 16
EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE
Timer On/Off ........................................................... 17
ENERGY........................................................................... 2
Hold Warm ................................................. ............... 17
Soften........................................................................... 17
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .............. 4~5
Melt............................................................................... 17
Soften Table............................................................... 18
SPECIFICATIONS .............................................................. 6
Melt Table.................................................................... 18
Location of Model Number......................................... 6
Defrost Weight/Time................................................19
Oven Specifications ...................................................... 6
Defrost Table.............................................................. 19
Electrical Rating ............................................................. 6
Quick Defrost.............................................................. 19
Electrical Requirements ............................................... 6
Defrosting Tips .........................................................20
Grounding Instructions................................................. 6
Metal Rack..................................................................20
FEATURES ........................................................................ 7~9
Microwave Oven Features ............................................ 7
Oven Control Panel ....................................................8 ~9
COOKING TIPS...................................................... 21~25
Getting the Best Cooking Results .......................21
USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN ....................... 10~20
Fish and Shellfish Cooking Table ........ ............... 21
Learn About Your Microwave Oven. ........................ 10
Appetizers / Sauces / Soups......... ......................22
Audible Signals..................................... ........................ 10
Meat.............................................................................22
Interrupting Cooking.................................................... 10
Meat Cooking Table............................... .................23
Clock................................................................................ 10
Poultry........ ................................................................. 24
Fish & Shellfish......... ................................................ 21
Poultry Cooking Table........................... ................. 24
Child Lock ..................................................................... 10
Pasta and Rice...... ................................................... 25
Cooktop Light..................................... ........................... 11
Pasta Cooking Table............................................... 25
Energy Saving...................................... . ......................... 11
Rice Cooking Table..................................... ............25
Turntable On/Off........................................................... 11
MAINTENANCE.................................................... 26~27
Vent Hi/Low/Off ............................................................ 11
Care and Cleaning................................................... 26
Add 30 Sec....................................... ............................. 11
Metal Rack................................................................. 26
Cooking at High Cook Power.................................... 12
Cleaning the Grease Filters .................................. 26
Microwave Power Levels............................................. 12
Charcoal Filter Replacement ...............................26
Multi -Stage Cooking................................................... 12
Cooktop/Night Light Replacement ....................27
More / Less .................................................................... 12
Oven Light Replacement ...................................... 27
Cooking Guide for Lower Power Levels................. 13
COOKING UTENSILS............................................... 28
Microwave Utensil Guide ....................................... 28
Sensor Operating Instructions.................................. 14
Sensor Cooking Guide ............................................... 14
FAQS............................................................................ 29
Sensor Popcorn............................................................. 14
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................... 30
Sensor Reheat............................................................... 15
Sensor Cook................................................................... 15
LIMITED WARRANT Y-USA...................................... 31
Cooking Guide for Sensor Reheat........................... 15
Cooking Guide for Sensor Popcorn......................... 16
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
The safety instructions below will tell you how to use your oven and avoid harm to yourself
or damage to your oven.
WARNING
Hazards or unsafe practices
that may result in severe
personal injury or death.
CAUTION
Hazards or unsafe practices
that may result in minor
personal injury or property
damage.
WARNING
- To reduce the risk of
burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons,
or exposure to excessive microwave energy.
• Read all the instructions before using your oven
• Do not allow children to use this oven without
close supervision.
• Read and follow the specific
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID
POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE
ENERGY
found on page 2.
Do
not use corrosive chemicals or vapors, such as
•
sulfide and chloride, in this appliance. This type of
oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry
food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.
• Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use
this product near water - for example, near a kitchen
sink, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, or in
a similar location.
• Do not use the oven cavity for storage purposes.
Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils, or
food in the oven cavity when not in use.
• Clean the ventilating hood frequently. Do not allow
grease to accumulate on the hood or the filters.
• Use care when cleaning the vent hood filters.
Corrosive cleaning agents such as lye-based oven
cleaners may damage the filters.
• Suitable for use above both gas and electric cooking
equipment up to 36 inches wide.
• Do not use this oven for commercial purposes
It is designed for household use only.
• When cleaning the door and the surfaces that
touch the door, use only mild, non-abrasive
soaps or detergents and a sponge or soft cloth.
• If your oven is dropped or damaged have it
thoroughly checked by a qualified service technician
before using it again.
• To avoid a fire hazard
- Do not severely overcook food. Severely
overcooked foods can start a fire in the oven.
Watch the oven carefully, especially if you have
paper, plastic, or other combustibles in the oven.
- Do not store combustible items (bread,
cookies, etc.) in the oven, because if lightning
strikes the power lines it may cause the oven to
turn on.
- Do not use wire twist-ties in the oven. Be sure
to inspect purchased items for wire twist-ties and
remove them before placing the item in the oven.
• If a fire should start in the oven:
- Keep the oven door closed.
- Turn the oven off.
- Disconnect the power cord or shut off the
power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
• To avoid electric shock
- This appliance must be grounded. Connect it
only to a properly grounded outlet. See the
electrical GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS on
page 6.
- Do not operate this appliance if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly or if it has been damaged or dropped.
- Do not immerse the electrical cord or plug in
water.
- Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
• Do not tamper with the built-in safety switches
on the oven door. The oven has several built-in
safety switches to make sure the power is off when
the door is open.
• Turn the fan on to disperse steam or smoke under
the hood. Keep the area under the hood properly
ventilated at all times. Turn off cooking equipment if
you see flames or a fire occurs.
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NOTE: Turn the microwave’s vent fan on
whenever you use the oven range cooktop
below it.The fan captures smoke, steam, and
odors and also prevents the heat from the
cooktop from damaging microwave components.
If the microwave is cooking, the vent fan turns on
automatically if the sensors detect too much heat
from the cooktop. This is normal, and is designed
to prevent microwave component damage.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• To avoid improperly cooking some foods.
- Do not heat any types of baby bottles or baby
food. Uneven heating may occur and possibly
cause personal injury.
- Do not heat small-necked containers, such as
syrup bottles.
- Do not deep-fat fry in your microwave oven.
- Do not attempt home canning in your
microwave oven.
- Do not heat the following items in the
microwave oven: whole eggs in the shell, water
with oil or fat, sealed containers, or closed glass
jars. These items may explode.
• Do not cover or block any openings in the oven.
• Use your oven only for the operations described in
this manual.
• Do not run the oven empty, without food in it.
• Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or
counter.
• Preserve the oven floor:
- Do not heat the oven floor excessively.
- Do not allow the gray film on special microwavecooking packages to touch the oven floor. Put the
package on a microwavable dish.
- Do not cook anything directly on the oven floor or
turntable. Use a microwavable dish.
- Keep a browning dish at least 3/16 inch above floor.
Carefully read and follow the instructions for the
browning dish. If you use a browning dish
incorrectly, you could damage the oven floor.
• Install or locate this appliance only in accordance
with the provided installation instructions.
• This appliance should be serviced only by qualified
service personnel. Contact the nearest authorized
service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.
• Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be
overheated beyond the boiling point without
appearing to be boiling. Visible bubbling or boiling
when the container is removed from the microwave
oven is not always present.
THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS
SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN THE
CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR A SPOON OR
OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons;
- Do not overheat the liquid.
- Stir the liquid both before and halfway through
heating it.
- Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow
necks.
- After heating, allow the container to stand in the
microwave oven for a short time before removing
the container.
- Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other
utensil into the container.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTEREFERENCE
STATEMENT (U.S.A. ONLY)
wWARNING:
• Reorient the receiving antenna of the radio or
This equipment generates and uses ISM frequency
energy and if not installed and used properly, that is
in strict accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions, may cause interference to radio and
television reception. It has been type tested and
found to comply with limits for ISM Equipment
pursuant to part 18 of FCC Rules, which are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such
interference in a residential installation. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following:
television.
• Relocate the Microwave Oven with respect to the
receiver.
• Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.
• Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so
that the microwave oven and the receiver are on
different branch circuits.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or
TV interference caused by unauthorized
modification to this microwave oven. It is the
responsibility of the user to correct such interference.
wWARNING:This product contains chemicals known to the State of California
to cause cancer. Wash hands after handling.
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SPECIFICATIONS
GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
LOCATION OF MODEL
NUMBER
This appliance must be grounded. If an electrical
short circuit occurs, grounding reduces the risk of
electric shock by providing an escape wire for the
electric current. The cord for this appliance has a
grounding wire with a grounding plug. Put the plug into
an outlet that is properly installed and grounded.
To request service information or replacement parts,
the service center will require the complete model
number of your microwave oven. The number is on the
inside of the door frame as shown in the illustration
below.
MODEL NUMBER LABEL
wWARNING - If you use the
grounding plug improperly, you risk electric shock.
Ask a qualified electrician if you do not understand the
grounding instructions or if you do not know whether
the appliance is properly grounded.
Because this appliance fits under the cabinet, it has a
short power-supply cord. See the separate Installation
Instructions for directions on properly placing the cord.
Keep the electrical power cord dry and do not pinch or
crush it in any way.
OVEN SPECIFICATIONS
If it is necessary to use an extension cord, use only a
3-wire extension cord that has a 3-blade grounding
plug, and a 3-slot receptacle that will accept the plug
on the appliance. The marked rating of the extension
cord should be equal to or greater than the electrical
rating of the appliance.
Output Power
1,000W (IEC 60705 Standard)
Outer Dimensions 29-13/16 in. x 16-7/16 in. x 15-6/16 in.
Cavity Volume
1.8 Cu.ft
Net Weight
55 lbs.
ELECTRICAL RATING
* Electrical Rating of the Oven:120V AC 60Hz
* 14 Amps / 1600 Watts ( MWO + Cooktop Lamp
+ Ventilation Fan)
ELECTRICAL
REQUIREMENTS
Ensure proper ground
exists before use
The oven is designed to operate on a Standard
120V/60Hz household outlet. Be sure the circuit is at
least 15A or 20A and the microwave oven is the only
appliance on the circuit. It is not designed for 50Hz
or any circuit other than a 120V/60Hz circuit.
For a permanently connected appliance:
This appliance must be connected to a grounded,
metallic, permanent wiring system, or an equipment
grounding conductor should be run with the circuit
conductors and connected to the equipment grounding
terminal or lead on the appliance.
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FEATURES
MICROWAVE OVEN FEATURES
Metal Rack
wWARNING:
Do not operate the oven when empty or without the glass tray. It is best to leave a glass of water in the oven
when not in use. The water will safely absorb all microwave energy, if the oven is accidentally started.
Your microwave oven is designed to make your cooking experience as enjoyable and productive as
possible. To get you up and running quickly, the following is a list of the oven’s basic features:
1. Metal Shielded Window. The shield prevents
microwaves from escaping. It is designed as a
screen to allow you to view food as it cooks.
2. Model and Serial Number Plate & Cooking
Guide Label
6. Cooktop/Countertop Light
7. Control Panel. Press the buttons on this panel
to perform all functions.
8. Metal Rack. Use for extra space when
cooking in more than one container at the
same time. Remove cooking rack when you
are not using it.
9. Grease Filter
3. Charcoal Filter (behind Vent Grille)
4. Vent Grille
5. Glass Tray. The glass tray moves food as it
cooks for more even cooking.
It must be in the oven during operation for best
cooking results.
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FEATURES
OVEN CONTROL PANEL
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FEATURES
1. Display. The Display includes a clock an
indicators to tell you time of day, cooking time
settings and cooking functions selected.
12. Cook Time. Press this button to set a
cooking time.
13. Power Level. Press this button to select a
cooking power level.
2. Reheat. Press this button to reheat a casserole,
dinner plate, and soup/sauce. The oven’s sensor
will tell the oven how long to cook depending on
the amount of humidity it detects from the food.
14. Add 30 Sec. Press this button to add 30
seconds of cooking time each time you press it.
3. Cook. Press this button to cook frozen lasagna,
casseroles, and rice. The oven’s sensor will tell the
oven how long to cook depending on the amount of
humidity it detects from the food.
15. Number. Press number buttons to enter
cooking time, power level, quantities or weights.
16. Less. Press this button to subtract ten seconds
of cooking time each time you press it.
4. Popcorn. Press this button when popping popcorn
in your microwave oven. The oven’s sensor will tell
17. Light On/Off. Press this button to turn
the oven how long to cook depending on the amount
the cooktop/countertop light on or off.
of humidity it detects from the popcorn.
18. Vent Hi/Low/Off. Press button to turn the
5. Clock. Press this button to enter the time of day.
vent on or off.
6. Timer On/Off. Press this button to set the
kitchen timer.
19. START/Enter. Press this button to start a
function. If you open the door after the oven
begins to cook, press START/Enter again.
7. Hold Warm. Press this button to keep hot,
cooked foods warm in your microwave oven for
up to 90 minutes.
8. Quick Defrost. This button provides you with a
rapid defrosting method for 1.0 pound frozen foods.
9. Defrost Weight/Time. Press this button followed
by number buttons to thaw frozen meat by weight.
10. Soften. Press this button to soften butter, ice
cream, cream cheese, frozen juice.
11. Melt. Press this button to melt butter or
margarine, chocolate, cheese, and marshmallows.
20. STOP/Clear. Press this button to stop the
oven or clear all entries.
21. Energy Saving. Press this button to save
energy.
22. More. Press this button to add ten seconds of
cooking time each time you press it.
23. Turntable On/Off. Press this button to turn
on/off the turntable. This option is not available
in sensor cook, defrost, soften and melt modes.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
LEARN ABOUT YOUR
MICROWAVE OVEN
This section discusses the concepts behind microwave
cooking and introduces you to the basics you need to
know to operate your microwave oven. Please read this
information before using your oven.
CLOCK
When the oven is first plugged in or after a power failure,
the display will show " : " . If a time of day is not set, " : "
will show on the display until you press "Clock".
Example: To set the clock for 8:00 am
CAUTION
1. Press Clock
To avoid risk of personal injury or property
damage, do not run the oven empty.
To avoid risk of personal injury or property
damage, do not use stoneware, large sheets of
aluminum foil, metal utensils, or metal trimmed
utensils in the oven. Keep aluminum foil at
least 1 inch from the oven wall, metal rack and
other pieces of foil.
AUDIBLE SIGNALS
Audible signals are available to guide you
when setting and using your oven:
800
2. Enter the time by using the
number buttons.
3. Press START/Enter
(or Clock)
NOTE: If PM does not appear in the display, the clock is
seted to AM. To set the clock to PM, press Clock twice
or until PM appears in the display. Then press START.
CHILD LOCK
Use this safety feature to lock the control panel when
you are cleaning the oven, or so that children cannot
use the oven unsupervised.
Example: To set the child lock.
• A beep will sound each time you press a button.
• 4 beeps signals the end of a cooking cycle.
1. Press and hold
STOP/Clear until you hear
2 beeps and "Loc" appears
(approximately 4 seconds).
INTERRUPTING COOKING
You can stop the oven during a cycle by opening
the door. The oven stops heating and the fan stops,
but the light stays on.
To restart cooking, close the door and press
START/Enter.
If you do not want to continue cooking, open
the door and press STOP/Clear.
Example: To cancel the child lock.
1. Press and hold
STOP/Clear until
"Loc" disappears
(approximately 4 seconds).
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
COOKTOP LIGHT
The button on the bottom left of the control panel
controls the cooktop light.
Example: To set the Lamp for ON
VENT HI/LOW/OFF
The vent removes steam and other vapors from
the surface cooking area.
Press ent !)6& 4!0 ;89+ 4() '3&&*< twice for
Low fan speed, or three times to turn the fan off.
1. Press Light On/Off.
1. Press Vent Hi/Low/Off.
To turn on, press once.
"Light" will flash in display,
then stay on.
Press once. "Vent" will flash and
"High" will show briefly in the display.
2. Press Light On/Off.
2. Press Vent Hi/Low/Off.
To turn off, press button again.
"Light" will disappear from the
display.
Press twice. "Vent" will flash and
"Low" will appear briefly in the
display. Press again and the fan
will turn off. "Vent" will disappear
from the display.
The Energy Saving feature saves energy by turning
off the display by pressing the Energy Saving button.
The display will automatically turn off after 5 minutes
of idleness if the clock has not been set.
If the clock has been set,then the display will not
automatically turn off.
1. Press Energy Saving to
turn the display off.
2. Press Energy Saving to
turn the display on.
TURNTABLE ON/OFF
For best cooking results, leave the turntable on.
It can be turned off for large dishes. Press Turntable
On/Off button to turn the turntable on or off.
NOTES:
1. This option is not available in sensor cook, defrost,
soften and melt modes.
2. Sometimes the turntable can become hot to touch. Be
careful when touching the turntable during and after
cooking.
3. Do not run the oven when empty.
NOTE: Turn the microwave’s vent fan on whenever
you use the oven range cooktop below it.The fan
captures smoke, steam, and odors and also prevents
the heat from the cooktop from damaging microwave
components.
If the microwave is cooking, the vent fan turns on
automatically if the sensors detect too much heat
from the cooktop. This is normal, and is designed
to prevent microwave component damage.
ADD 30 SEC
A time-saving button, this simplified control lets you
quickly set and start microwave cooking without the
need to press START/Enter.
Exaple: To set ADD 30 SEC for 2 minutes.
Press dd ec. 4 times.
The oven begins cooking
and the display shows time
counting down.
NOTE: If you press dd ec. , it will add 30
seconds up to 99 min 59 seconds.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
COOKING AT HIGH COOK POWER
Example: To cook food for 8 minutes 30 seconds.
1. Enter the cook time.
2. Press START/Enter. When
the cook time is over, you will
hear four beeps and End will
display.
MULTI-STAGE COOKING
For best results, some recipes call for different power
levels during different stages of a cook cycle. You can
program your oven to switch from one power to
another for up to 2 stages. 3 stages can be
programmed if the first stage is the defrost cycle.
Example: To cook food for 3 minutes at 100%
power and then 70% power for 7 minutes 30 seconds.
1. Enter the first cook time.
2. Press Cook Time.
MICROWAVE POWER LEVELS
3. Enter the second cook time.
This feature lets you program a specific cook
time and power. For best results, there are 10
power level settings in addition to HIGH (100%)
power . Refer to the “Cooking Guide for Lower
Power Levels” on page 13 for more information.
NOTE: If you do not select a power level, the oven
will automatically cook at HIGH (100%) power.
4. Press Power Level.
5. Enter the power level.
Example: To cook for 5 minutes, 30 seconds at
80% power.
6. Press START/Enter.
When the cook time is over, four beeps
will sound and End will display.
1. Enter cook time.
2. Press Power Level.
3. Enter the power level.
4. Press START/Enter. When
the cook time is over, four
beeps will sound and End
will display.
MORE / LESS
By using the More or Less buttons, all of the preprogrammed features like Cook can be adjusted to
cook food for a longer or shorter time.
Pressing More will add 10 seconds to the cooking
time each time you press it. Pressing Less will
subtract 10 seconds from the cooking time each
time you press it.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
COOKING GUIDE FOR LOWER POWER LEVELS
The 10 power levels in addition to HIGH allow you to choose the best power level for the food you are cooking.
Below are listed all the power levels, examples of foods best cooked at each level, and the amount of microwave
power you are using.
POWER LEVEL
USE
MICROWAVE OUTPUT
Boil water
Cook ground beef
Make candy
10 High
100%
Cook fresh fruits and vegetables
Cook fish and poultry
Preheat browning dish
Reheat beverages
Cook bacon slices
9
90%
8
80%
7
70%
Reheat meat slices quickly
Saute onions, celery, and green pepper
All reheating
Cook scrambled eggs
Cook breads and cereal product
Cook cheese dishes, veal
Cook cakes, muffins, brownies, cupcakes
6
60%
Cook pasta
Cook meats, whole poultry
5
50%
Cook custard
Cook whole chicken, turkey, spare ribs, rib roast,
sirloin roast
4
40%
3
30%
Cook less tender cuts of meat
Reheat frozen convenience foods
Thaw meat, poultry, and seafood
Cook small quantities of food
Finish cooking casseroles, stews, and some sauces
2
20%
1
10%
0
0%
Soften butter and cream cheese
Heat small amounts of food
Soften ice cream
Raise yeast dough
Standing time
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
SENSOR OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
Sensor Cook allows you to cook most of your favorite
foods without selecting cooking times and power
levels. The display will indicate the sensor category
during the initial sensing period. The oven
automatically determines the required cooking time for
each food item.
When the internal sensor detects a certain amount of
humidity coming from the food, it will tell the oven how
much longer to heat. The display will show the
remaining heating time. For best results when cooking
by Sensor, follow these recommendations:
1. Food cooked with the Sensor system should be at
normal storage temperature.
SENSOR POPCORN
Sensor Popcorn lets you pop 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 ounce
bags of commercially packaged microwave popcorn.
Pop only one package at a time. If you are using a
microwave popcorn popper, follow manufacturer’s
instructions.
Example: To pop popcorn.
1. Press Popcorn.
2. Press START/Enter.
When the cook time is over,
four beeps will sound and
End will display.
• Recommended amounts: 2.0 - 3.5 oz.
2. The glass tray and the outside of the container should
be dry to assure best cooking results.
CAUTION
3. Foods should always be covered loosely with
microwavable plastic wrap, waxed paper, or a lid.
DO NOT leave the microwave oven
unattended while popping corn.
4. Do not open the door or press STOP/Clear during
the sensing time. When sensing time is over, the oven
beeps twice and the remaining cooking time will appear
in the display window. At this time you can open the
door to stir, turn, or rearrange the food.
When popping commercially packaged
popcorn, remove the rack from the oven.
Do not place the bag of microwave popcorn on
the rack or under the rack.
SENSOR COOKING GUIDE
Appropriate containers and coverings help to
assure good Sensor cooking results.
1. Always use microwavable containers and cover them
with lids or vented plastic wrap.
2. Never use tight-sealing plastic covers. They can
prevent steam from escaping and cause food to
overcook.
3. Match the amount to the size of the container. Fill
containers at least half full for best results.
4. Be sure the outside of the cooking container and the
inside of the microwave oven are dry before placing
food in the oven. Beads of moisture turning into steam
can mislead the sensor.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
SENSOR COOK
SENSOR REHEAT
Using Cook lets you heat common microwaveprepared foods without needing to program times and
Cook Powers. Sensor Cook has preset Power Levels
for 13 food categories. See the details in the cooking
guide table.
Reheat lets you heat foods without needing to
program times and Power Levels.
Reheat has preset Power Levels for 6 categories.
See the details in the cooking guide table.
Example: To reheat a Casserole.
Example: To cook Rice.
1. Press Reheat.
1. Press Cook.
2. Press 3 to choose Casserole.
2. Press 6 to choose Rice.
3. Press START/Enter.
3. Press START/Enter.
You can also press Reheat repeatedly to choose a
food category (for example,press twice for soup).
See Cooking Guide for Sensor Reheat table below
for info. When the cook time is over, you will hear
four beeps and End will display.
You can also press Cook repeatedly to choose a
food category (for example, press six times for rice).
See Cooking Guide for Sensor Cook on page 16.
When the cook time is over, you will hear four
beeps and End will display.
COOKING GUIDE FOR SENSOR REHEAT
CODE
CATEGORY
RECOMMENDED
AMOUNTS
1
DINNER
PLATE
1 ~ 2 servings
2
SOUP/SAUCE
1 ~ 4 cups
Place in shallow microwavable casserole.
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
Let stand 3 minutes after heating.
3
CASSEROLE
1 ~ 4 cups
Place in a microwaveable bowl or casserole.
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
Let stand 3 minutes.
4
PIZZA
1 ~ 3 slices
This is a reheat function for leftover pizza. Place
on paper towel on a microwave safe plate.
5
BAKED
GOODS
1 ~ 4 ea.
6
TEA
1 ~ 2 cups
(240ml per cup)
(Press times)
DIRECTIONS
Place food on a plate.
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
Let stand 3 minutes after heating.
Place on a paper towel.
Do not cover.
Use a mug or microwave-safe cup with no cover.
Stir after reheating.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
COOKING GUIDE FOR SENSOR POPCORN
RECOMMENDED
AMOUNTS
CATEGORY
POPCORN
2.0 - 3.5 oz.
DIRECTIONS
Sensor Popcorn lets you pop commercially packaged microwave
popcorn. Pop only one package at a time.
For best results, use a fresh bag of popcorn.
Place a bag of prepackaged microwave popcorn on the center of the
glass tray.
COOKING GUIDE FOR SENSOR COOK
RECOMMENDED
AMOUNTS
CODE
CATEGORY
1
FRESH
VEGETABLE
(Hard)
1~4
cups
FRESH
VEGETABLE
(Soft)
1~4
cups
FROZEN
VEGETABLE
1~4
cups
(Press times)
2
3
DIRECTIONS
Place in a microwaveable bowl or casserole. Add water according to the quantity
* 1-2 cups: add 2 tbsp water.
* 3-4 cups: add 4 tbsp water.
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
Let stand 3 minutes after cooking.
Hard vegetables : Carrot, Beet etc.
Soft vegetables : Cauliflower, Broccoli, Spinach etc.
Place in a microwaveable bowl or casserole.
* 1-2 cups: add 2 tbsp water.
* 3-4 cups: add 4 tbsp water.
Cover with vented plastic wrap. Let stand 3 minutes.
Transfer vegetables from the can to a microwaveable bowl or casserole.
Cover with vented plastic wrap. Stir thoroughly after cooking.
4
CANNED
VEGETABLE
1~4
cups
5
BAKED
POTATO
1 ~ 4 ea
(approx.8 - 10
oz. each)
Pierce skin with a fork and place on paper towel. Do not cover. Let stand 5 minutes
after cooking.
6
RICE
½ ~2
cups
Add twice as much water as you have rice (add 2 cups water to 1 cup rice).
Place in a microwaveable bowl large enough to prevent the water from boiling over.
Cover with vented plastic wrap. Let stand 5 minutes after cooking.
7
FROZEN
LASAGNA
10 ~ 21 oz.
8
FISH FILLET
4 ~16 oz.
Place fish fillets in a single layer and cover with vented plastic wrap.
9
SHRIMP
4 ~16 oz.
Place shrimp in a single layer and cover with vented plastic wrap.
10
11
12
13
CHICKEN PIECES
GROUND
MEAT
CASSEROLE
BOILING
WATER
16 ~32 oz.
4 ~ 16 oz.
Remove from outer display package. Slit cover. If not in microwave-safe container,
place on a microwaveable plate and cover with vented plastic wrap.
Place chicken pieces with skin side up and cover with vented plastic wrap.
Cover with plastic wrap. Stir thoroughly after cooking.
1 ~ 4 cups
Place in a microwaveable bowl or casserole. Cover with vented plastic wrap.
Let stand 3 minutes after cooking.
1 ~ 2 cups
Use a wide-mouth mug. Do not cover.
(Be careful! The beverage will be very hot! Sometimes liquids heated in cylindrical
containers will splash out unexpectedly when the cup is moved.)
(240ml per cup)
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
SOFTEN
TIMER ON/OFF
The oven uses low power to soften foods (butter, ice
cream, cream cheese, and frozen juice.) See the
following table.
You can use your microwave oven as a timer. Use
the Timer for timing up to 99 minutes, 99 seconds.
Example: To count 3 minutes.
Timer
On/Off
3 0 0
Example: To soften quart of ice cream.
1. Press Timer On/Off.
1. Press Soften twice to
choose Ice Cream.
2.. Enter the time by using the
number buttons.
2. Choose food amount.
Press 2 to choose quart.
3.. Press START/Enter. When
the time is over, the oven will
beep twice continuously until
you press the Timer button.
3. Press START/Enter.
SOFTEN TABLE
NOTE: To turn off the Timer while it is still running, press
the Timer button.
Category
Press
times
Press button number
Butter
1
1 stick 2 sticks 3 sticks
Ice Cream
2
Pint
Quart
Cream Cheese
3
3 oz.
8 oz.
_
Frozen Juice
4
6 oz.
12 oz.
16 oz.
HOLD WARM
You can keep cooked food warm in your microwave oven
for up to 90 minutes. You can use Hold Warm by itself or
to follow a cooking cycle automatically.
Example: To use Hold Warm.
1. Press Melt twice to choose
Chocolate.
NOTES:
• Hold Warm operates for up to 90 minutes.
• Food cooked covered should be covered during
Hold Warm.
• Pastry items (pies, turnovers, etc.) should be
uncovered during Hold Warm.
• Complete meals kept warm on a dinner plate can be
covered during Hold Warm .
2. Choose food amount. Press
2 to choose 8 oz.
3. Press START/Enter.
Recommended Quantity
1 - 2 cups
5 - 10 oz.
MELT TABLE
To make Hold Warm automatically follow another cycle:
• While you are programming the cooking instructions,
touch Hold Warm before pressing START/Enter.
• When the last cooking cycle is over, you will hear two
beeps and Hold Warm will appear in the oven display.
• You can set Hold Warm to follow Auto Defrost, or
multi-cycle cooking.
Half
gallon
The oven uses low power to melt foods (butter or
margarine, chocolate, marshmallows, or processed
cheese food.) See the following table.
Example: To melt 8 oz. chocolate.
2.Press START/Enter.
Liquid
Dry
3
2
MELT
1.Press Hold Warm
Food Type
1
Category
Press
Times
Press button number
1
2
3
Butter/Margarine
1
1 stick
Chocolate
2
4 oz.
2 sticks 3 sticks
_
8 oz.
Cheese
3
8 oz.
16 oz.
_
Marshmallows
4
5 oz.
10 oz.
_
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
SOFTEN TABLE
PRESS
TIMES
1
2
3
4
START TEMP.
DIRECTION
AMOUNT
Butter
Refrigerated
Unwrap and place in a microwave safe dish
on the rack over the glass tray. Butter will
be at room temperature and ready for
use in a recipe.
1, 2 or 3 sticks
(4 oz. / 1 stick)
Ice Cream
Frozen
Olace in a microwave safe dish on the rack
over the glass tray. Ice cream will be soft
enough to make scooping easier.
Pint, Quart,
Half gallon
CATEGORY
Cream Cheese
Frozen
Juice
Refrigerated
Frozen
Unwrap and place in a microwave safe dish
on the rack over the glass tray. Cream
cheese will be at room temperature and
ready for use in a recipe.
Remove top.
Place in oven.
Frozen juice will be soft enough to mix
easily with water.
3 or 8 oz.
6, 12 or 16 oz.
MELT TABLE
PRESS
TIMES
1
CATEGORY
Butter
or
3
4
Chocolate
Cheese
Marshmallows
AMOUNT
Refrigerated
Unwrap and place in a microwave safe dish
on the rack over the glass tray. No need to
cover butter. Stir at the end of cooking to
complete melting.
1, 2 or 3 sticks
(4 oz. / 1 stick)
Room Temp.
Chocolate chips or squares of baking
chocolate may be used. Unwrap squares
and place in a microwave safe dish on the
rack over the glass tray. Stir at the end of
cycle to complete melting.
4 or 8 oz.
Refrigerated
Use processed cheese food only. Cut
into cubes. Place in a single layer in a
microwave safe dish on the rack over the
glass tray. Stir at the end of cooking to
complete melting.
8 or 16 oz.
Room Temp.
Large or miniature marshmallows may
be used. Place in a microwave safe dish
on the rack over the glass tray. Stir at
the end of cycle to complete melting.
5 or 10 oz.
Margarine
2
DIRECTION
START TEMP.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
DEFROST WEIGHT / TIME
Five defrost choices are preset in the oven. The Defrost
feature provides you with the best defrosting method
for frozen foods, because the oven automatically sets
the defrosting times for each food item according to
the weight you enter. For added convenience, the
Defrost feature includes a built-in tone mechanism that
reminds you to check, turn over, separate, or rearrange
the food during the defrost cycle. Four different
defrosting presets are provided, plus the option to set
your own defrost time.
1. Meat
2. Poultry
3. Fish
4. Bread
5. Set Time
Press Defrost Weight/Time multiple times to select
the category you want. Then enter weight. Available
weight ranges for Meat, Poultry, and Fish are 0.1 to 6.0
lbs. The available weight range for Bread is 0.1 to 1.0 lb.
Example : To defrost 1.2 lbs. of meat.
1. Press Defrost Weight/Time
once to choose the Meat
category.
2. Enter the weight.
• Place foods in a shallow glass baking dish or a on a
microwave roasting rack to catch drippings.
• Foods should still be somewhat icy in the center when
removed from the oven.
DEFROST TABLE
Beef
Ground beef, Round steak, Cubes for stew,
DEF 1
Tenderloin steak, Pot roast, Rib roast,
Rump roast, Chuck roast, Hamburger patty.
1. Meat
0.1 to 6.0 lbs. Lamb
Chops (1-inch thick), Rolled roast
(45 g to 2.7 kg) Pork
Chops (1/2-inch thick), Hot dogs, Spareribs,
Country-style ribs. Rolled roast, Sausage.
DEF 2
2. Poultry
0.1 to 6.0 lbs.
(45 g to 2.7 kg)
Poultry
Whole (under 4 lbs.), Cut up, Breasts
(boneless)
Cornish hens
Whole
Turkey
Breast (under 6 lbs.)
DEF 3
3. Fish
0.1 to 6.0 lbs.
(45 g to 2.7 kg)
Fish
Fillets, Whole Steaks
Shellfish
Crab meat, Lobster tails, Shrimp, Scallops
DEF 4
Muffins
4. Bread
Roll, cake
0.1 to 1.0 lb.
(45 g to 454 g)
3. Press START/Enter.
NOTE: After you press START/Enter, the display
counts down the defrost time. The oven will beep once
during the defrost cycle. At this time, open the door and
turn, separate, or rearrange the food as needed.
Remove any portions that have thawed, then return the
frozen portions to the oven and press START/Enter to
resume the defrost cycle. The oven will not stop
following the beep unless the door is opened.
5.Set Time
NOTE: To defrost by time rather than
weight, press Defrost Weight/Time five
times, enter the amount of time you wish to
defrost, then press START/Enter.
QUICK DEFROST
This is a quick defrost feature that allows you to choose
a preset 2 minute defrost cycle at the touch of a button.
Example: To defrost for 2 minutes.
1. Press Quick Defrost.
NOTE: The oven will start automatically.
For best results:
2. Halfway through the cycle, the
oven will beep. Open the door, turn
the meat over, Close the door, and
press START/Enter to resume
defrosting until the cycle ends.
• Remove fish, shellfish, meat, and poultry from its original
closed paper or plastic package (wrapper). Otherwise,
the wrap will hold steam and juice close to the foods,
which can cause the outer surface of the foods to cook.
• Form the meat into the shape of a doughnut before
freezing. When defrosting, scrape off thawed meat when
the beep sounds and continue defrosting.
FOOD
CATEGORY
When the defrost time is over, four
beeps will sound and End will display.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
DEFROSTING TIPS
• When using Defrost Weight/Time, the weight to be
entered is the net weight in pounds and tenths of
pounds (the weight of the food minus the container).
• Before starting, make sure you have removed any
of the metal twist-ties which often come with frozen
food bags, and replace them with strings or elastic
bands.
• Open containers such as cartons before they are
placed in the oven.
• Always slit or pierce plastic pouches or packaging.
• If food is foil wrapped, remove foil and place food
in a suitable container.
• Slit the skins, if any, of frozen food such as
sausage.
• Bend plastic pouches of food to ensure even
defrosting.
• Always underestimate defrosting time. If defrosted
food is still icy in the center, return it to the microwave
oven for more defrosting.
• The length of defrosting time varies according to
how solidly the food is frozen.
• The shape of the package affects how quickly food
will defrost. Shallow packages will defrost more
quickly than a deep block.
• As food begins to defrost, separate the pieces.
Separated pieces defrost more easily.
• Use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield parts
of food such as chicken wings, leg tips, fish tails, or
areas that start to get warm. Make sure the foil does
not touch the sides, top, or bottom of the oven. The
foil can damage the oven lining.
• For better results, let food stand after defrosting.
(For more information on standing time, see the
“Microwave Cooking Tips” section.)
METAL RACK
CAUTION
To avoid risk of property damage:
Do not use the rack to pop popcorn.
The rack must be on the four plastic supports
when used.
Use the rack only when cooking food on the
rack position.
Do not cook with the rack on the floor of the oven.
The metal rack gives you extra space when cooking
in more than one container at the same time.
To use the rack:
1. Place the rack securely in the four plastic supports.
• The rack MUST NOT touch the metal walls or back
of the microwave oven.
2. Place equal amounts of food both ABOVE AND
BELOW the rack.
• The amount of food must be approximately the same
to balance out the cooking energy.
• Turn food over during defrosting or standing time.
Break apart and remove food as rquired.
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COOKING TIPS
GETTING THE BEST COOKING
RESULTS
To get the best results from your microwave oven, read
and follow the guidelines below.
• Storage Temperature: Foods taken from the freezer
or refrigerator take longer to cook than the same
foods at room temperature. The time for recipes in
this book is based on the normal storage temperature
of the food.
• Size: Small pieces of food cook faster than large
ones, pieces similar in size and shape cook more
evenly. For even cooking, reduce the power when
cooking large pieces of food.
• Natural Moisture: Very moist foods cook more
evenly because microwave energy is attracted to
water molecules.
• Stir foods such as casseroles and vegetables from
the outside to the center to distribute the heat evenly
and speed cooking. Constant stirring is not
necessary.
• Turn over foods like pork chops, baking potatoes,
roasts, or whole cauliflower halfway through the
cooking time to expose all sides equally to microwave
energy.
• Place delicate areas of foods, such as asparagus
tips, toward the center of the dish.
• Arrange unevenly shaped foods, such as chicken
pieces or salmon steaks, with the thicker, meatier
parts toward the outside of the dish.
• Shield,with small pieces of aluminum foil, parts of
food that may cook quickly, such as wing tips and leg
ends of poultry.
• Let It Stand: After you remove the food from the
microwave, cover the food with foil or a casserole lid
and let it stand to finish cooking in the center and
avoid overcooking the outer edges. The length of
standing time depends on the density and surface
area of the food.
• Wrapping in waxed paper or paper towel:
Sandwiches and many other foods containing
prebaked bread should be wrapped prior to
microwaving to prevent them from drying out.
FISH & SHELLFISH
Cooking Fish and Shellfish: General Directions
• Prepare the fish for cooking.
- Completely defrost the fish or shellfish.
- Arrange unevenly shaped pieces with thicker parts
toward the outside of the dish. Arrange shellfish in a
single layer for even cooking.
- The type of cover you use depends on how you
cook. Poached fish needs a microwavable lid or
vented plastic wrap.
- Baked fish, coated fish, or fish in sauce needs to be
covered lightly with waxed paper to keep the
coating crisp and the sauce from getting watery.
- Always set the shortest cooking time. Fish is done
when it turns opaque and the thickest part begins to
flake. Shellfish is done when the shell turns from
pink to red and the flesh is opaque and firm.
• The Fish and Shellfish Cooking Table below provides
specific directions with Power Level and Cooking
Time settings for most types of fish and shellfish.
FISH AND SHELLFISH COOKING TABLE
FISH
POWER
LEVEL
COOKING TIME
Fish fillets
HI
31/2-41/2 minutes
Fish steaks
HI
41/2-51/2 minutes
Whole fish
7
41/2-6 minutes
Scallops
HI
31/2-5 minutes
Shrimp, shelled
HI
31/2-5 minutes
DIRECTIONS
Arrange fish in a single layer with thickest portion toward
outside edge of 11/2 quart microwavable baking dish.
Brush with melted butter and season, if desired. Cook
covered with vented plastic wrap. Let stand covered 2
minutes. If you are cooking more than 1 lb. of fish, turn
the fish halfway through cooking.
Arrange in a single layer. Prepare as directed above,
except stir instead of turning the shellfish.
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COOKING TIPS
APPETIZERS/SAUCES/SOUPS
MEAT
Cooking Appetizers: Tips and
Techniques
Cooking Meat: General Directions
• Prepare the meat for cooking.
- Defrost completely.
- Trim off excess fat to avoid splattering.
- Place the meat, fat side down, on a microwavable
rack in a microwavable dish.
- Use oven cooking bag for less tender cuts of meat.
- Arrange the meat so that thicker portions are toward
the outside of the dish.
- Cover the meat with waxed paper to prevent
splattering.
• Tend the meat as it cooks.
- Drain juices as they accumulate to reduce
splattering and keep from overcooking the bottom of
the meat.
- Shield thin or bony portions with strips of foil to
prevent overcooking.
Recommended
• Crisp crackers, such as melba toast, shredded wheat
and crisp rye crackers are best for microwave use.
Wait until party time to add the spreads. Place a
paper towel under the crackers while they cook in
the microwave oven to absorb extra moisture.
• Arrange individual appetizers in a circle for even
cooking.
• Stir dips to distribute heat and shorten cooking time.
Cooking Sauces: Tips and Techniques
• Use a microwavable casserole or glass measuring
cup that is at least two or three times the volume of
the sauce.
• Sauces made with cornstarch thicken more rapidly
than those made with flour.
• Cook sauces made with cornstarch or flour uncovered
so you may stir them two or three times during cooking
for a smooth consistency.
• To adapt a conventional sauce or gravy recipe,
reduce the amount of liquid slightly.
Cooking Soups: Tips and Techniques
• Cook soups in a microwavable dish which holds
double the volume of the recipe ingredients to prevent
boil-over, especially if you use cream or milk in the
soup.
• Generally, cover microwaved soups with VENTED
plastic wrap or a microwavable lid.
• Cover foods to retain moisture. Uncover foods to
retain crispness.
• Avoid overcooking by using the minimum suggested
time. Add more time, if necessary, only after checking
the food.
• Stirring occasionally will help blend flavors, distribute
heat evenly, and may even shorten the cooking time.
• When converting a conventional soup recipe to cook
in the microwave, reduce the liquid, salt, and strong
seasonings.
NOTE: Keep the foil at least 1 inch from the oven
walls, and do not cover more than one-third of the meat
with foil at any one time.
• Let the meat stand covered with foil 10-15 minutes
after you remove it from the oven. The internal
temperature of the meat may rise from 5-10°F during
standing time.
The Meat Cooking Table on the next page provides
detailed directions, Power Level, and Cooking Time
settings for most cuts of meat.
Not Recommended
• Appetizers with a crisp coating or puff pastry are best
done in a conventional oven with dry heat.
• Breaded products can be warmed in the microwave
oven but will not come out crisp.
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COOKING TIPS
MEAT COOKING TABLE
MEAT
BEEF
Hamburgers,
Fresh or
defrosted
(4 oz. each)
1 patty
2 patties
4 patties
POWER
LEVEL
COOKING TIME
HI
1-11/2 minutes
11/2-2 minutes
21/2-31/2 minutes
DIRECTIONS
Form patties with depression in center of each.
Place on microwavable roast rack. Brush with browning
agent, if desired. Cover with waxed paper.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
Let stand covered 1 minute after cooking.
5
8-10 minutes
per pound
RARE(135°F)
11-13 minutes
per pound
MEDIUM(155°F)
Place roast fat side down on microwavable roasting rack.
Add desired seasonings and cover with waxed paper.
Turn meat over halfway through cooking and shield if
necessary.
Remove roast from microwave oven when desired
temperature is reached. Let stand covered with foil 15
minutes.(Temperature may rise about 10°F).
LAMB
Lamb roast,
rolled
boneless
(3-4 lbs.)
5
11-12 minutes
per pound
RARE(135°F)
12-13 minutes
per pound
MEDIUM(145°F)
13-14 minutes
per pound
WELL(155°F)
Place roast fat side down on microwavable roasting rack.
Brush lamb with marinade or desired seasonings such
as rosemary, thyme or marjoram. Cover with waxed
paper.
Turn roast over after 15 minutes, and again after 30
minutes. Shield if necessary.
Remove roast from microwave when desired
temperature is reached. Let stand covered with foil 15
minutes (Temperature may rise about 10°F).
PORK
Bacon slices
2 slices
4 slices
6 slices
10 slices
HI
Sirloin tip roast
(3-4 lbs.)
Chops
(5-7 oz. each)
2 chops
4 chops
Loin Roast,
rolled, boneless
(3 1/2- 4 1/2 lbs.)
3
3
11/2-2 minutes
2-3 minutes
4-5 minutes
7-8 minutes
18-20 minutes
per pound
15-17 minutes
per pound
Place chops in microwavable baking dish.
Add desired seasonings and cover with vented plastic
wrap. Cook until no longer pink or until internal
temperature reaches 170°F. Turn chops over halfway
through cooking.
Let stand covered 5 minutes after cooking.
(Temperature may rise about 10°F).
25-27 minutes
per pound
(165°F)
Place roast in cooking bag in microwavable dish.
Add seasonings and browning agent if desired. Close
bag loosely with microwavable closure or string. After
cooking, let stand in bag 15 minutes. (Temperature may
rise about 10°F.) Internal temperature of pork should
reach 170°F before serving.
Sausage links,
Fresh or frozen
defrosted
(1-2 oz. each)
2 links
4 links
6 links
10 links
(8 oz. pkg.)
HI
Place bacon slices on microwavable roasting rack.
Cover with paper towels.
After cooking, let stand 1 minute.
45-60 seconds
1-11/2 minutes
11/2-2 minutes
13/4-2 minutes
Pierce links and place on microwavable roasting rack.
Cover with waxed paper or paper towel.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
After cooking, let stand covered 1 minute.
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COOKING TIPS
POULTRY
Cooking Poultry: General Directions
• Prepare the poultry for cooking.
- Defrost completely.
- Arrange poultry pieces with thicker pieces at the
outside edge of the baking dish. When cooking legs,
arrange them like the spokes of a wheel.
- Cover the baking dish with waxed paper to reduce
splattering.
- Use a browning agent or cook with a sauce to give a
browned appearance.
• Tend the poultry as it cooks.
- Drain and discard juices as they accumulate.
- Shield thin or bony pieces with small strips of
aluminum foil to prevent overcooking. Keep foil at
least 1 inch from the oven walls and other pieces of
foil.
• The poultry is done when it is no longer pink and the
juices run clear. When done, the temperature in the
thigh meat should be 180-185°F.
• Let the poultry stand covered with foil after cooking
for 10 minutes.
The Poultry Cooking Table below provides detailed
directions, Power Level, and Cooking Time settings for
most cuts and types of poultry.
POULTRY COOKING TABLE
POULTRY
Chicken pieces
(21/2-3 lbs.)
Chicken whole
(3-31/2 lbs.)
Cornish hens
whole
(1-11/2 lbs. each)
POWER
LEVEL
HI
HI
HI
COOKING TIME
DIRECTIONS
41/2-51/2 minutes
per lb.
Wash pieces, shake the water off, and prepare for
cooking. Place pieces in a single layer in a microwavable
baking dish with thicker pieces to the outside. Brush with
butter or browning agent and seasonings if desired. Cover
with waxed paper. Cook until no longer pink and juices run
clear. Let stand covered 5 minutes after cooking.
12-13 minutes
per lb.
Wash, shake the water off, and prepare for cooking. Place
breast side down on a microwavable roasting rack. Brush
with butter, or browning agent and seasoning if desired.
Cover with waxed paper. Cook 1/3 of estimated time. Turn
breast side up, brush with butter, or browning agent.
Replace waxed paper. Cook 1/3 of estimated time again.
Shield if necessary. Cook remaining 1/3 of estimated time
or until no longer pink and juices run clear. Let stand
covered with foil 10 minutes. (The temperature may rise
about 10°F.) The temperature in the thigh should be 180°
F-185°F when the poultry is done.
6-7 minutes
per lb.
Wash, shake the water off, and prepare for cooking. Tie
wings to body of hen and the legs to tail. Place hens
breast side down on microwavable rack. Cover with
waxed paper. Turn breast side up halfway through
cooking. Shield bone ends of drumsticks with foil.
Remove and discard drippings. Brush with butter or
browning agent and seasonings if desired. Cook until no
longer pink and juices run clear. Remove hens from
microwave when they reach desired temperature. Let
stand covered with foil 5 minutes.
(Temperature may rise about 10°F). Temperature in
breast should be 170°F before serving.
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COOKING TIPS
PASTA AND RICE
Microwave cooking and conventional cooking of pasta,
rice, and cereal require about the same amount of
time, but the microwave is a more convenient method
because you can cook and serve in the same dish.
There is no stirring needed and leftover pasta tastes
just like fresh cooked when reheated in the microwave
oven.
Cooking Pasta and Rice: Tips and Techniques
• If you are planning to use rice or pasta in a casserole,
undercook it so it is still firm.
• Allow for standing time with rice, but not for pasta.
• The Pasta and Rice Cooking Tables below provide
specific directions, with Power Level and Cooking
Time settings for most common types of pasta and
rice.
PASTA COOKING TABLE
POWER
LEVEL
COOKING TIME
Spaghetti
4 cups water.
Add 8 oz. spaghetti.
HI
5
9 to 10 minutes
71/2 to 81/2 minutes
Macaroni
3 cups water.
Add 2 cups macaroni.
HI
5
6 to 7 minutes
51/2 to 61/2 minutes
Lasagna noodles
4 cups water.
Add 8 oz. lasagna noodles.
HI
5
7 to 8 minutes
11 to 121/2 minutes
Egg noodles
6 cups water.
Add 4 cups noodles.
HI
5
8 to 10 minutes
51/2 to 61/2 minutes
TYPE OF PASTA
DIRECTIONS
Begin with hot tap water, and salt if desired, in a 2quart microwavable baking dish. If you are cooking
spaghetti and lasagna noodles, cover the water
with vented plastic wrap. For macaroni and egg
noodles, use either vented plastic wrap or a
microwavable lid.
1. Cook as directed in the chart or until the water
boils.
2. Stir in the pasta; cook covered as directed in the
chart or until tender. Drain in a colander.
RICE COOKING TABLE
POWER
LEVEL
COOKING TIME
Long grain
2 1/4 cups water.
Add 1 cup rice.
HI
3
31/2 to 41/2 minutes
18 minutes
Brown
2 1/2 cups water.
Add 1 cup rice.
HI
5
41/2 to 51/2 minutes
28 minutes
Long grain and
wild rice mix
2 1/3 cups water.
Add 6 oz. pkg.
HI
3
4 to 5 minutes
28 minutes
Quick cooking
1 cup water.
Add 1 cup rice.
HI
2 to 3 minutes
TYPE OF RICE
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DIRECTIONS
Combine hot tap water, and salt if desired, in a
2-quart microwavable casserole. Cover with a
microwavable lid or vented plastic wrap.
1. Cook as directed in the chart or until the water
boils.
2. Stir in the rice and any seasonings. Cook
covered as directed in the chart or until the
water is absorbed and the rice is tender. Let
stand coverd 5 to 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Cook water until it boils. Stir rice into boiling water
and let stand, covered 5 to 10 minutes or until water
is absorbed and rice is tender. Fluff with a fork.
MAINTENANCE
CARE AND CLEANING
For best performance and safety, keep the oven
clean inside and outside. Take special care to
keep the inner door panel and the oven front
frame free of food or grease build-up.
Never use abrasive powder or pads. Wipe the
microwave oven inside and out, including the
hood bottom cover, with a soft cloth and a warm
(not hot) mild detergent solution. Then rinse and
wipe dry.
Use a chrome cleaner and polish on chrome,
metal and aluminum surfaces. Wipe spatters
immediately with a wet paper towel, especially
after cooking chicken or bacon. Clean your oven
weekly or more often, if needed.
2. Soak grease filters in hot water and a mild
detergent. Rinse well and shake to dry. Do not use
ammonia or place them in a dishwasher. The
aluminum will darken.
3. To reinstall the filters, slide them into the side
slots, then push up and forward to lock.
METAL RACK
Wash the metal rack with a mild soap and a soft
or nylon scrub brush.Dry completely.
Do not use abrasive scrubbers or cleaners to
clean rack.
CLEANING THE GREASE
FILTERS
The grease filters should be removed and
cleaned often, at least once a month.
1. To remove the grease filters, slide each
filter to the side, then pull the filters downward.
The filters will drop out.
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NOTE: Do not operate the hood without the filters
in place.
CHARCOAL FILTER
REPLACEMENT
If your oven is vented inside, the charcoal filter
should be replaced every 6 to 12 months, and more
often if necessary. The charcoal filter cannot be
cleaned. To order a new charcoal filter, call
1-800-243-0000 or go to www.lg.com/us/support/
parts-accessories.
1. Turn the power off at the main power supply and
wear gloves
2. Remove the two vent grille mounting screws.
(2 outside screws)
3. Tip the grille forward, then lift it out.
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MAINTENANCE
OVEN LIGHT REPLACEMENT
4. Open the door.
5. Remove the old filter.
1. Unplug the oven or turn off power at the main
power supply and wear gloves.
2. Remove the vent cover mounting screws.
(2 outside screws)
3. Tip the cover forward, then lift out to remove.
6. Slide a new charcoal filter into place and close the
door. The filter should rest at the angle shown.
7. Slide the bottom of the vent cover into place. Push
the top until it snaps into place. Replace the
mounting screws. Turn the power back on at the
main power supply and set the clock.
4. Remove the cover screw,pull the cover
forward and then lift up the bulb holder.
COOKTOP/NIGHT LIGHT
REPLACEMENT
1. Unplug the oven or turn off power at the
main power supply.
2. Remove the bulb cover mounting screws.
3. Replace the bulb with a 30 watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace the bulb cover and mounting screws.
5. Turn the power back on at the main power supply.
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5. Replace the bulb with a 30 watt appliance bulb.
6. Replace the bulb holder and screw.
7. Slide the top of the vent cover into place. Push
the bottom until it snaps into place. Replace the
mounting screws. Turn the power back on at the
main power supply.
COOKING UTENSILS
MICROWAVE UTENSIL GUIDE
USE
OVENPROOF GLASS (treated for high
intensity heat):
Utility dishes, loaf dishes, pie plates,
cake plates, liquid measuring cups,
casseroles and bowls without metallic
trim.
CHINA:
Bowls, cups, serving plates and platters
without metallic trim.
DO NOT USE
METAL UTENSILS:
Metal shields the food from microwave energy and produces
uneven cooking. Also avoid metal skewers, thermometers or foil
trays.Metal utensils can cause arcing, which can damage your
microwave oven.
METAL DECORATION:
Metal-trimmed or metal-banded dinnerware, casserole
dishes, etc. The metal trim interferes with normal cooking and
may damage the oven.
PLASTIC:
Plastic wrap (as a cover)-- lay the plastic
wrap loosely over the dish and press it to
the sides.
Vent plastic wrap by turning back one
edge slightly to allow excess steam to
escape. The dish should be deep
enough so that the plastic wrap will not
touch the food. As the food heats it may
melt the plastic wrap wherever the wrap
touches the food.
Use plastic dishes, cups,
semirigid freezer containers and plastic
bags only for short cooking time. Use
these with care because the plastic
may soften from the heat of the food.
ALUMINUM FOIL:
Avoid large sheets of aluminum foil because they hinder cooking
and may cause harmful arcing. Use small pieces of foil to shield
poultry legs and wings. Keep ALL aluminum foil at least 1 inch
from the side walls and door of the oven.
PAPER:
Paper towels, waxed paper, paper
napkins and paper plates with no
metallic trim or design. Look for the
manufacturer's label for use in the
microwave oven.
BROWN PAPER:
Avoid using brown paper bags.
They absorb too much heat and could burn.
WOOD:
Wooden bowls and boards will dry out and may split or crack
when you use them in the microwave oven. Baskets react in the
same way.
TIGHTLY COVERED UTENSILS:
Be sure to leave openings for steam to escape from covered
utensils. Pierce plastic pouches of vegetables or other food items
before cooking. Tightly closed pouches could explode.
FLAWED OR CHIPPED UTENSILS:
Any utensil that is cracked, flawed or chipped may break in the
oven.
METAL TWIST TIES:
Remove metal twist ties from plastic or paper bags.
They become hot and could cause a fire.
Do not use recycled paper products in the microwave oven.
They sometimes contain impurities that cause sparks to occur.
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FAQS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Can I use a rack in my microwave oven so that I may reheat or cook on two levels at a time?
A. Only use the rack that is supplied with your rmicrowave oven. Use of any other rack can result in
poor cooking performance and/or arcing and may damage your oven.
Q. Can I use either metal or aluminum pans in my microwave oven?
A. Usable metal includes aluminum foil for shielding (use small, flat pieces), and shallow foil trays (if tray
is 3/4 inch deep and filled with food to absorb microwave energy). Never allow metal to touch walls or
door.
Q. Sometimes the door of my microwave oven appears wavy. Is this normal?
A. This appearance is normal and does not affect the operation of your oven.
Q. What are the humming noises that I hear when my microwave oven is operating?
A. You hear the sound of the transformer when the magnetron tube cycles on and off.
Q. Why does the dish become hot when I microwave food in it? I thought that this should not
happen.
A. As the food becomes hot it will conduct the heat to the dish. Use hot pads to remove food after
cooking.
Q. What does “standing time” mean?
A. ”Standing time” means that food should be taken out of the oven and covered for additional time after
cooking. This process allows the cooking to finish, saves energy and frees the oven for other purposes.
Q. Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven? How do I get the best results?
A. Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn following manufacturer’s guidelines or use the preprogrammed
Popcorn button.
Do not use regular paper bags. Use the “listening test” by stopping the oven as soon as the popping
slows to a “pop” every one or two seconds. Do not try to repop unpopped kernels. You can also use
special microwave poppers. When using a popper, be sure to follow manufacturer’s directions. Do not pop
popcorn in glass utensils.
Q. Why does steam come out of the air exhaust vent?
A. Steam is normally produced during cooking. The microwave oven has been designed to vent this
steam out the top vent.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE
Check the following list to be sure a service call
is really necessary. A quick review of this
manual as well as the additional information in
this checklist may prevent an unneeded
service call.
If nothing on the oven operates:
• check for a blown circuit fuse or a tripped
main circuit breaker.
• check if oven is properly connected to electric
circuit in house.
• check that controls are set properly.
If the oven interior light does not work:
• the light bulb is loose or defective.
If the oven will not cook:
• check that cooking program was entered correctly.
• check that door is firmly closed.
• check that Start button was pressed.
• check that probe was inserted correctly into
receptacle.
• check that timer wasn't started instead of a
cook function.
If oven takes longer than normal to cook or
cooks too rapidly:
• be sure the Power Level is programmed properly.
If the time of day clock does not always
keep correct time:
• check that the power cord is fully inserted into the
outlet receptacle.
• be sure the oven is the only appliance on
the electrical circuit.
If food cooks unevenly:
• be sure food is evenly shaped.
• be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking.
• check placement of aluminum foil strips used to
prevent overcooking.
If food is undercooked:
• check recipe to be sure all directions (amount,
time, power levels) were correctly followed.
• be sure microwave oven is on a separate circuit.
• be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking.
If food is overcooked:
• check recipe to be sure all directions (amount,
power level, time, size of dish) were followed.
If arcing (sparks) occur:
• be sure microwavable dishes were used.
• be sure wire twist ties weren’t used.
• be sure oven wasn’t operated when empty.
• make sure metal rack (if used) is properly installed
on supports.
If the Display shows a time counting down but
the oven is not cooking:
•check that door is firmly closed.
•check that timer wasn’t started instead of a cooking
function.
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LIMITED WARRANTY – USA
LG Electronics Inc. will repair or replace your product, at LG’s option, if it proves to be defective in material or
workmanship under normal use, during the warranty period set forth below, effective from the date of original
consumer purchase of the product. This limited warranty is good only to the original purchaser of the product
and effective only when used in the United States, including U.S. Territories.
WARRANTY PERIOD:
**
Model: LMV1831
Labor: 1 Year from the Date of Purchase.
HOW SERVICE IS HANDLED:
Call 1-800-243-0000 and choose the appropriate
prompt. Please have product type (Microwave) and ZIP
code ready.
Parts: 1 Year from the Date of Purchase.
Magnetron: Years from the Date of
Purchase.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY IS REQUIRED BY LAW, IT IS LIMITED IN
DURATION TO THE EXPRESS WARRANTY PERIOD ABOVE. LG WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING LOST REVENUES
OR PROFITS, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRODUCT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATION
ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO:
1. Service trips to your home to deliver, pick up, and/or install the product, instruct, or replace
house fuses or correct wiring, or correction of unauthorized repairs; and
2. Damages or operating problems that result from misuse, abuse, operation outside environmental
specifications or contrary to the requirements or precautions in the Operating Guide, accident,
vermin, fire, flood, improper installation, acts of God, unauthorized modification or alteration,
incorrect electrical current or voltage, or commercial use, or use for other than intended purpose.
3. Therefore, the cost of repair or replacement of such a defective product shall be borne by
the consumer.
CUSTOMER INTERACTIVE CENTER NUMBERS:
To Prove Warranty Coverage
Retain your Sales Receipt to prove date of purchase.
A copy of your Sales Receipt must be submitted at the
time warranty service is provided.
To Obtain Nearest Authorized Service
Cente r or Sales Dealer, or to Obtain
Product, Customer, or Service Assistance
Call 1-800-243-0000 (Phone answered 24 hours, 365
days a year) and choose the appropriate prompt from
the menu; or visit our website at: www. lg.com
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