LG MC8087AR, MC-8087ARB, MC-8087ARS User guide
MICROWAVE/GRILL/CONVECTION OVEN MIKROHULLÁM/GRILLEZÉ/KONVEKCIÓS SÜTÃ åàäêéÇöãçéÇÄ/Éêàã/äOHBEKñNü îìêçÄ MIKROVALNA/GRILL/KONVEKCIJSKO PEåNICA MIKROTALASNO/GRIL/KONVEKCIJSKO PEåI OWNER’S MANUAL TÍPUSÚ GRILLEZÃ MIKROHULLÁMÚ SÜTÃHÖZ êöäéÇéÑëíÇé çÄ èéíêÖÅàíÖãü PRIRUâNIK ZA VLASNIKA PRIRUâNIK ZA UPOTREBU PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING. MielŒtt használatba venné a készüléket, a szakszerı használat érdekében, kérjük èêÖÑà êÄÅéíÄ èêéóÖíÖíÖ ÇçàåÄíÖãçé êöäéÇéÑëíÇéíé çÄ èéíêÖÅàíÖãü. MOLIMO, PAÎLJIVO PROâITAJTE OVAJ PRIRUâNIK PRIJE UPORABE APARATA. Molimo vas da paÏljivo proãitate uputstvo za kori‰çenje pre upotrebe peçnice. MC-8087ARB MC-8087ARS MC-8087TR P/No: MFL51228840 Precautions GB Precautions to avoid possible exposure to excessive microwave energy. When heating liquids, e.g. soups, sauces and beverages in your microwave oven, delayed eruptive boiling 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: You cannot operate your oven with the door open due to the safety interlocks built into the door mechanism. These safety interlocks automatically switch off any cooking activity when the door is opened; which in the case of a microwave oven could result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks. 1 Avoid using straight sided containers with narrow necks. Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow food or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces. 2 Do not overheat. 3 Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and again halfway through the heating time. Do not operate your oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the oven door closes properly and that there is no damage to the: (1) door(bent), (2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals and sealing surfaces. 4 After heating, allow to stand in the oven for a short time, stir or shake them(especially the contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars) again carefully and check the temperature of them before consumption to avoid burns (especially, contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars). Be careful when handling the container. Your oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified service personnel. WARNING WARNING Always allow food to stand after being cooked by microwaves and check the temperature of them before consumption. Especially contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars. Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as over cooking may result in the FOOD catching fire and subsequent damage to your oven. 2 Contents Precautions _______________________________________________________2 Contents _________________________________________________________3 Unpacking & Installing _____________________________________________4 ~ 5 Setting the Clock __________________________________________________6 Child Lock________________________________________________________7 Quick Start _______________________________________________________8 Micro Power Cooking ______________________________________________9 Micro Power Level _________________________________________________10 Grill Cooking _____________________________________________________11 Grill Combination Cooking__________________________________________12 Keep Warm ______________________________________________________13 EZ Clean_________________________________________________________14 Speed Hot Air Preheat______________________________________________15 Speed Hot Air Cooking _____________________________________________16 Convection Combination Cooking ____________________________________17 Convection Preheat ________________________________________________18 Convection Cooking _______________________________________________19 Auto Cook _______________________________________________________20 ~ 21 Auto Roast _______________________________________________________22 ~ 23 Auto Reheat ______________________________________________________24 ~ 25 Auto Defrost ______________________________________________________26 Auto Defrost Guide ________________________________________________27 Quick Defrost _____________________________________________________28 Quick Defrost Guide _______________________________________________29 Heating or Reheating Guide_________________________________________30 Fresh Vegetable Guide _____________________________________________31 Defrosting Guide __________________________________________________32 Grill Cooking Guide _______________________________________________33 Convection Cooking Guide__________________________________________34 ~ 35 Speed Hot Air Cooking Guide _______________________________________36 Important safety instructions _________________________________________37 ~ 38 Microwave-safe Utensils ____________________________________________39 Food characteristics & Microwave cooking_____________________________40 ~ 41 Questions & Answers ______________________________________________42 Plug Wiring Information/Technical Specifications _______________________43 How the Microwave Oven Works Microwaves are a form of energy similar to radio and television waves and ordinary daylight. Normally, microwaves spread outwards as they travel through the atmosphere and disappear without effect. Microwave ovens, however, have a magnetron which is designed to make use of the energy in microwaves. Electricity, supplied to the magnetron tube, is used to created microwave energy. These microwaves enter the cooking area through openings inside the oven. A turntable or tray is located at the bottom of the oven. Microwaves cannot pass through metal walls of the oven, but they can penetrate such materials as glass, porcelain and paper, the materials out of which microwave-safe cooking dishes are constructed. Microwaves do not heat cookware, though cooking vessels will eventually get hot from the heat generated by the food. A very safe appliance Your microwave oven is one of the safest of all home appliances. When the door is opened, the oven automatically stops producing microwaves. Microwave energy is converted completely to heat when it enters food, leaving no “left over” energy to harm you when you eat your food. 3 GB Unpacking & Installing By following the basic steps on these two pages you will be able to quickly check that your oven is operating correctly. Please pay particular attention to the guidance on where to install your oven. When unpacking your oven make sure you remove all accessories and packing. Check to make sure that your oven has not been damaged during delivery. Place the oven in the level location of your choice with more than 85cm height but make sure there is at least 20cm of space on the top and 10cm at the rear for proper ventilation. The front of the oven should be at least 8cm from the edge of the surface to prevent tipping. An exhaust outlet is located on top or side of the oven. Blocking the outlet can damage the oven. Unpack your oven and place it on a flat level surface. GB RACK GLASS TRAY THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING PURPOSES ROTATING RING 4 Plug your oven into a standard household socket. Make sure your oven is the only appliance connected to the socket. If your oven does not operate properly, unplug it from the electrical socket and then plug it back in. Press the STOP/CLEAR button, and press the START button one time to set 30 seconds of cooking time. Open your oven door by pulling the DOOR HANDLE. Place the ROTATING RING inside the oven and place the GLASS TRAY on top. The DISPLAY will count down from 30 seconds. When it reaches 0 it will sound BEEPS. Open the oven door and test the temperature of the water. If your oven is operating the water should be warm. Be careful when removing the container it may be hot. Fill a microwave safe container with 300 ml (1/2 pint) of water. Place on the GLASS TRAY and close the oven door. If you have any doubts about what type of container to use please refer to page 39. YOUR OVEN IS NOW INSTALLED The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars shall be stirred or shaken and the temperature checked before consumption, in order to avoid burns. 5 GB Setting the Clock You can set either12 hour clock or 24 hour clock. In the following example I will show you how to set the time for 14:35 when using the 24 hour clock. Make sure that you have removed all packaging from your oven. Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier in this book. GB Press STOP/CLEAR. When your oven is plugged in for the first time or when power resumes after a power cut, a ‘0’ will be shown in the display; you will have to reset the clock. If the clock (or display) shows any strange looking symbols, unplug your oven from the electrical socket and plug it back in and reset the clock. Press CLOCK once. Press DIAL for 24 hour clock conformation. (If you want to use a 12 hour clock, Press CLOCK once more. If you want to change different option after setting clock, you have to unplug and plug it back in.) Turn DIAL until display shows “14:00”. Press DIAL for hour confirmation. Turn DIAL until display shows “14:35”. Press DIAL. The clock starts counting. 6 Child Lock Press STOP/CLEAR. GB Your oven has a safety feature that prevents accidental running of the oven. Once the child lock is set, you will be unable to use any functions and no cooking can take place. However your child can still open the oven door. Press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” appears on the display and BEEP sounds. The CHILD LOCK is now set. To cancel CHILD LOCK press and hold STOP/CLEAR until “L” disappears. You will hear BEEP when it’s released. 7 Quick Start In the following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking on high power. Press STOP/CLEAR. GB The QUICK START feature allows you to set 30 seconds intervals of HIGH power cooking with a touch of the QUICK START button. Press QUICK START four times to select 2 minutes on HIGH power. Your oven will start before you have finished the fourth press. During QUICK START cooking, you can extend the cooking time up to 99 minutes 59 seconds by repeatedly pressing the QUICK START button or by using DIAL. 8 In the following example I will show you how to cook some food on 720W(80%) power for 5 minutes and 30 seconds. Micro Power Cooking Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described earlier in this book. GB Press STOP/CLEAR. Press MODE. Your oven has five microwave Power settings. Power Level % Press DIAL for micro mode confirmation. Power Output HIGH 100% 900W(max.) MEDIUM HIGH 80% 720W MEDIUM 60% 540W 40% 360W( 20% 180W DEFROST (MEDIUM LOW) LOW (MICRO mode( selected) ) is automatically available when MODE button is Turn DIAL until display shows “720W”. Press DIAL for power confirmation. ) Turn DIAL until display shows “5:30”. Press START. When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning DIAL. 9 Micro Power Level GB Your microwave oven is equipped with 5 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking. The table below shows the examples of food and their recommended cooking power levels for use with this microwave oven. USE POWER LEVEL POWER LEVEL(%) POWER OUTPUT HIGH * Boil Water * Brown minced beef * Cook poultry pieces, fish, vegetables * Cook tender cuts of meat 100% 900W(max) MEDIUM HIGH * Reheating(Liquid) * Roast meat and poultry * Cook mushrooms and shellfish * Cook foods containing cheese and eggs 80% 720W MEDIUM * Reheating(Mashed potato, Plated meal, Ready meal) * Prepare eggs * Cook custard * Prepare rice, soup 60% 540W DEFROST (MEDIUM LOW) * All thawing * Melt butter and chocolate * Cook less tender cuts of meat 40% LOW * Soften butter & cheese * Soften ice cream * Raise yeast dough 20% 10 360W( 180W ) In the following example I will show you how to use the grill to cook some food for 12 minutes and 30 seconds. Grill Cooking Press STOP/CLEAR. GB Press MODE. This feature will allow you to brown and crisp food quickly. The rack must be used during grill cooking. Turn DIAL to select GRILL. The following indication is displayed: “ “ Press DIAL for mode conformation. Turn DIAL until display shows “12:30”. Press START. When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning DIAL. 11 Grill Combination Cooking In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with micro power 180W(20%) and grill for a cooking time of 25 minutes. Press STOP/CLEAR. GB Press MODE. Your oven has a combination cooking feature which allows you to cook food with heater and microwave at the same time or alternately. This generally means it takes less time to cook your food. You can set three kinds of micro power level(20%, 40% and 60%) in combi mode. Turn DIAL to select GRILL COMBI until display shows “540W”. The following indications are displayed: “ “, “ “. Press DIAL for mode conformation. Turn DIAL until display shows “180W”. Press DIAL for power confirmation. Turn DIAL until display shows “25:00”. Press START. When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning DIAL. Be careful when removing your food because the container will be hot! 12 In the following example I will show you how to keep warming at the temperature of 90°C for 30 minutes. Keep Warm Press STOP/CLEAR. GB Press MODE. The oven has a temperature range of 30 °C - 90 °C when keep warming is selected. When you selected keep warming, 60 °C is set initially. Turn DIAL to select KEEP WARM until display shows “60°C”. The following indication is displayed: “ “. Your oven will take a few minutes to reach the selected temperature. Turn DIAL until display shows “90°C”. Once it has reached correct temperature, your oven will BEEP to let you know that it has reached the correct temperature. Press DIAL for mode confirmation. Press DIAL for temperature confirmation. Turn DIAL until display shows “30:00”. Press START. When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning DIAL. 13 EZ Clean In the following example I will show you how to remove smell in the oven. Press STOP/CLEAR. GB The oven has a special function to remove the smell in the oven with one touch. Press MODE. You can use the EZ Clean function without food in the oven. Please remove tray and other accessory during EZ-Cleaning operation and then relocate ones after finishing EZ-Cleaning operation. Turn DIAL to select EZ CLEAN until display shows “250°C”. The following indications are displayed: “ “, “ “. Press DIAL for mode confirmation. Press START. (Time counts down automatically) 14 Speed Hot Air Preheat In the following example I will show you how to preheat the oven at a temperature of 230°C. Press STOP/CLEAR. GB Press MODE. The oven has a temperature range of 100°C - 250°C. (180°C is automatically available when speed hot air mode is selected.) Turn DIAL to select SPEED HOT AIR. The following indications are displayed: “ “, “ Press DIAL for mode confirmation. Turn DIAL until display shows “230°C”. Press DIAL for temperature confirmation. Press START. Preheating will be started with displaying “ Pr-H”. 15 “. Speed Hot Air Cooking In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with speed hot air cooking at 230°C for 20 minutes. Press STOP/CLEAR. GB Press MODE. The oven has a temperature range of 100°C - 250°C. (180°C is automatically available when speed hot air mode is selected.) Turn DIAL to select SPEED HOT AIR. The following indications are displayed: “ “, “ “. Press DIAL for mode confirmation. This function allows you to combine convection operation with the grill. Turn DIAL until display shows “230°C”. It will reduce your cooking time. Press DIAL for temperature confirmation. Turn DIAL until display shows “20:00”. Press START. When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning DIAL. 16 In the following example I will show you how to programme your oven with micro power 540W(60%) and at a convection temperature 200°C for a cooking time of 25 minutes. Convection Combination Cooking Press STOP/CLEAR. Press MODE. Turn DIAL to select CONV. COMBI until display shows “540W”. The following indications are displayed: “ “, “ “. The oven has a temperature range of 100°C - 250°C. (180°C is automatically available when convection combination mode is selected.) You can set three kinds of micro power level(20%, 40% and 60%) in combi mode. Press DIAL for mode confirmation. Press DIAL for power confirmation. (540W is automatically available when CONV. COMBI mode is selected.) Turn DIAL until display shows “200°C”. Press DIAL for temperature confirmation. Turn DIAL until display shows “25:00”. Press START. When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning DIAL. Be careful when removing your food because the container will be hot! 17 GB Convection Preheat In the following example I will show you how to preheat the oven at a temperature of 230°C. Press STOP/CLEAR. Press MODE. GB The convection oven has a temperature range of 40°C and 100°C - 250°C (180°C is automatically available when convection mode is selected). Turn DIAL to select CONV. The following indication is displayed: “ “ Press DIAL for mode confirmation. * The oven has a ferment function at the oven temperature of 40°C. When you use this function, if the oven temperature is over 70°C, then the display shows "F-14"error code. You may wait until the oven is cool. Turn DIAL until display shows “230°C”. Press DIAL for temperature confirmation. Your oven will take a few minutes to reach the selected temperature. Once it has reached correct temperature, your oven will BEEP to let you know that it has reached the correct temperature. Then place your food in your oven: then tell your oven to start cooking. Press START. Preheating will be started with displaying “ Pr-H”. 18 In the following example I will show you how to preheat the oven first, then cook some food at a temperature of 230°C for 50 minutes. Convection Cooking Press STOP/CLEAR. Press MODE. The convection oven has a temperature range of 40°C and 100°C - 250°C (180°C is automatically available when convection mode is selected). If you do not set a temperature your oven will automatically select 180°C, the cooking temperature can be changed by turning DIAL. The rack must be used during convection cooking. GB Turn DIAL to select CONV. The following indication is displayed: “ “ Press DIAL for mode confirmation. Turn DIAL until display shows “230°C”. Press DIAL for temperature confirmation. Turn DIAL until display shows “50:00”. Press START. When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning DIAL. 19 Auto Cook In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6kg of jacket potato . Press STOP/CLEAR. GB Press AUTO COOK. AUTO COOK allows you to cook most of your favorite food easily by selecting the food type and entering the weight of the food. Turn DIAL until display shows “Ac 1”. Press DIAL for category confirmation. Turn DIAL until display shows “0.6kg”. Press START. When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning DIAL. 20 Function Category Weight Limit Utensil Food Temp. Instructions Auto Cook Jacket Potato (Ac 1) 0.2 - 1.0 kg On glass tray Room 1. Choose medium sized potatoes 180 -220g. Wash and dry potatoes. Pierce potatoes several timeswith a fork. 2. Place potatoes in the oven. 3. After cooking, stand covered with aluminum foil for 5 minutes. Fresh Vegetables (Ac 2) 0.2 - 0.8 kg Microwave-safe bowl Room 1. Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add the amount of water according to the quantity. ** 0.2 kg - 0.4 kg : 2 tablespoons of water ** 0.5 kg - 0.8 kg : 4 tablespoons of water 2. Cover with plastic wrap. Place food in the oven. 3. After cooking, stir for 3-4 seconds. Stand covered for 3 minutes. Frozen Vegetables (Ac 3) 0.2 - 0.8 kg Microwave-safe bowl Frozen 1. Place vegetables in a microwave-safe bowl. Add the amount of water according to the quantity. ** 0.2 kg - 0.4 kg : 2 tablespoons of water ** 0.5 kg - 0.8 kg : 4 tablespoons of water 2. Cover with plastic wrap. Place food in the oven. 3. After cooking, stir for 3-4 seconds. Stand covered for 3 minutes. Rice/Pasta (Ac 4) 0.1 - 0.3 kg Microwave-safe bowl Room (Rice) 1. Place rice/pasta and boiling water with 1/4 to 1 teaspoon salt in a deep and large bowl. Place food in the oven. 2. After cooking, stir. Stand covered for 5 minutes. Notes : Rice : Add 300ml of boiling water per 100g white rice. Cover with plastic wrap and vent. Pasta : Add 400ml of boiling water per 100g pasta. Do not cover. Stir at least twice during cooking to prevent sticking. 21 GB Auto Roast In the following example I will show you how to cook 1.4 kg of roast beef. Press STOP/CLEAR. GB Press AUTO ROAST. Auto Roast cook allows you to cook most of your favorite food easily by selecting the food type and entering the weight of the food. Turn DIAL until display shows “Ar 1”. Press DIAL for category confirmation. Turn DIAL until display shows “1.4kg”. Press START. When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning DIAL. 22 Function Category Weight Limit Utensil Food Temp. Instructions Auto Roast Roast beef (Ar 1) 0.5 - 1.5 kg Heat-proof Plate Refrigerated 1. Brush the meat with oil. 2. Place on the heat-proof plate. 3. When beep, drain juice if needed and then turn food over. 4. After cooking, stand covered with aluminum foil for 10 minutes. Roast pork (Ar 2) 0.5 - 1.5 kg Heat-proof Plate Refrigerated 1. Brush the meat with oil. 2. Place on the heat-proof plate. 3. When beep, drain juice if needed and then turn food over. 4. After cooking, stand covered with aluminum foil for 10 minutes. Roast Whole Chicken (Ar 3) 0.8 - 1.5 kg Heat-proof Plate Refrigerated 1. Wash and dry skin. Brush the chicken with oil. Tie its feet with a cotton thread. 2. Place on the heat-proof plate. 3. When beep, drain juice if needed and then turn food over. 4. After cooking, stand covered with aluminum foil for 10 minutes. Roast Chicken Legs (Ar 4) 0.2 - 0.8 kg Rack Refrigerated 1. Wash and dry skin. Brush the chicken legs with oil. 2. Place on the rack, put a plate under the rack for meat dripping. 3. When beep, turn food over. 4. After cooking, stand covered with aluminum foil for 2 minutes. 23 GB Auto Reheat In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6kg of chilled meal. Press STOP/CLEAR. GB Press AUTO REHEAT. Auto Reheat cooking make food reheating convient and easy to use. The oven has been pre-programmed to automatically reheat food. Turn DIAL until display shows “rh 2”. Your oven has four Auto Reheat settings: Soup/Sauce, Chilled ready meal, Beverage, Frozen muffin. Press DIAL for category confirmation. Turn DIAL until display shows “0.6kg”. Press START. When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning DIAL. 24 Function Category Weight Limit Utensil Food Temp. Auto Reheat Soup/ Sauce (rh 1) 0.2 - 0.8 kg Bowl/Wrap Room Chilled meal (rh 2) 0.3 - 0.6 kg Own tray/ Pierce film Refrigerated Instructions Pour the soup/sauce into a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with lid or plastic wrap. After heating, stir. Allow to stand for 2 minutes with cover. And then stir again. Pierce using a skewer on the surface. Place food on the glass turntable. After cooking, allow to stand for 2-3 minutes before serving. - Stirrable e.g : Spaghetti bolognese, Beef stew - Non-stirrable e.g : Lasagne, Cottage pie Note : For food contained in bag(s), pierce meat portion and rice/pasta portions, etc. - For stirrable foods, stir at beep. - Non-stirrable foods, it is not necessary to stir at beep. Beverage (rh 3) 1- 4 cups (1 cup=200ml) Microwavesafe cup Room 1. Make sure the cup is microwave-safe. Place a wooden skewer or paddle pop stick into each cup to break the beverage surface. Do not cover. 2. After heating, stir well before serving. Frozen Muffin (rh 4) 1- 4 muffinsz (1 muffin = 75-80g) On glass tray Frozen 1. Space the muffins evenly around the outer edge of the glass tray. 2. After heating, stand for 1/2 minute. 25 GB Auto Defrost The temperature and density of food varies, I would recommend that the food is checked before cooking commences. Pay particular attention to large joints of meat and chicken, some foods should not be completely thawed before cooking. For example fish cooks so quickly that it is sometimes better to begin cooking while still slightly frozen. The BREAD programme is suitable for defrosting small items such as rolls or a small loaf. These will require a standing time to allow the centre to thaw. In the following example I will show you how to defrost 1.4Kg of frozen poultry. Press STOP/CLEAR. Weight the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close the oven door. GB Press AUTO DEFROST. Your oven has four microwave defrost settings:- MEAT, POULTRY, FISH and BREAD; each defrost category has different power settings. Turn DIAL until display shows “dEF2”. Press DIAL for category confirmation. Enter the weight of the frozen food that you are about to defrost. Turn DIAL until display shows “1.4kg”. Press START. During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After checking close the oven door and press START to resume defrosting. Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened. 26 Auto Defrost Guide * Food to be defrosted should be in a suitable microwave proof container and place uncovered on the glass turntable. * If necessary, shield small areas of meat or poultry with flat pieces of aluminum foil. This will prevent thin areas becoming warm during defrosting. Ensure the foil does not touch the oven walls. * Separate items like minced meat, chops, sausages and bacon as soon as possible. * When beep, remove the food from the oven, turn the food over and return to the microwave oven. Remove defrosted portions at this point. Continue to defrost remaining pieces. Stand until completely thawed. GB Category Weight Limit Utensil Food Meat (dEF1) 0.1 - 4.0 kg Microwave-safe plate Meat Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger, Lamp chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets(2cm) After defrosting, stand covered with aluminum foil for 5-15 minutes. Poultry Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg) Poultry (dEF2) After defrosting, stand covered with aluminum foil for 20-30 minutes. Fish Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods Fish (dEF3) After defrosting, stand covered with aluminum foil for 10-20 minutes. Bread (dEF4) 0.1 - 0.5 kg Paper towel Sliced bread, Buns, Baguette, etc. After defrosting, let stand for 1 ~ 2 minutes. 27 Quick Defrost GB Use this function to thaw only 0.5kg of Minced meat very quickly. This will require a standing time to allow the center to thaw. In the following example will show you how to defrost 0.5kg of frozen meat. Press STOP/CLEAR. Weight the food that you are about to defrost. Be certain to remove any metallic ties or wraps; then place the food in your oven and close the oven door. Press QUICK DEFROST once. (Put the 0.5kg of Meat) The oven will start automatically. During defrosting your oven will “BEEP”, at which point open the oven door, turn food over and separate to ensure even thawing. Remove any portions that have thawed or shield them to help slow down thawing. After checking close the oven door and press START/QUICK START to resume defrosting. Your oven will not stop defrosting (even when the beep sounded) unless the door is opened. 28 Quick Defrost Guide Use this function to defrost quickly for minced meat. Remove the meat completely from its wrapping. Place the mince onto a microwave-safe plate. When beeps, at this point remove the mince from the microwave oven, turn the mince over and return to the microwave oven. Press start to continue. At the end of the program remove the mince from the microwave oven, cover with foil and allow to stand 5-15 minutes or until completely thawed. Category Weight MINCED MEAT 0.5 kg Utensil Microwave-safe plate Instructions Minced meat After defrosting, stand covered with aluminum foil for 5-15 minutes. 29 GB Heating or Reheating Guide Food GB Sliced meat 3 slices (0.5cm thick) Chicken pieces 1 breast 1 leg and thigh Fish fillet (170 ~ 230g) Lasagne 1serving(300g) Casserole 1 cup 4 cups Casserole cream or cheese 1 cup 4 cups Sloppy Joe or Barbecued beef 1 sandwich (1/2 cup meat filling) without bun Cook time (minutes/at HIGH) 1~2 11/2 ~ 2 2 ~ 31/2 1~2 4~6 11/2 41/2 ~3 ~7 To heat or reheat successfully in the microwave, it is important to follow several guidelines. Measure the amount of Food in order to determine the needed to reheat. Arrange the food I a circular pattern for best results. Room temperature Food will heat faster than refrigerated food. Canned foods should be taken out of the can and placed in a microwavable container. The food will be heated more evenly if covered with a microwavable lid or vented plastic wrap. Remove cover carefully to prevent steam burns. Use the following chart as a guide for reheating cooked food. Food Special Instructions Place sliced meat on microwavable plate. Cover with plastic wrap and vent. Note : Gravy or sauce helps to keep meat juicy. Place chicken pieces on microwavable plate. Cover with plastic wrap and vent. Place fish on microwavable plate. Cover with plastic wrap and vent. Place lasagne on microwavable plate. Cover with plastic wrap and vent. COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. Stir once halfway through cooking. 1 ~ 21/2 31/2 ~ 6 5~7 (at 540W) COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. Stir once halfway through cooking. Baked beans 1 cup 11/2 ~ 21/2 COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. Stir once halfway through cooking. Ravioli pasta in sauce 1 cup 4 cups 11/2 ~ 3 61/2 ~ 9 Rice 1 cup 4 cups 1 ~ 11/2 21/2 ~ 4 Sandwich roll or bun 1 roll 15 ~ 30 seconds Soup 1 serving(230g) COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. Stir once halfway through cooking. Plated meal (1 serving) Meat 125g, Mashed potato 150g Carrot, cooked 150g 1 ~ 21/2 30 Special Instructions Mashed potatoes 350g Vegetables 1 cup 4 cups COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. Stir once halfway through cooking. Cook time (minutes/at HIGH) 11/2 ~ 21/2 4~6 11/2 ~ 2 9 ~ 14 (at 540W) COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. Stir once halfway through cooking. COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. Stir once halfway through cooking. Wrap in paper towel and place on glass tray. COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. Stir once halfway through cooking. COOK covered in microwavable casserole dish. Stir once halfway through cooking. COOK covered in microwavable dinner plate. Fresh Vegetable Guide Food Cook time Quantity (minutes/at HIGH) Instructions Artichokes (230g each) 2 medium 4 medium 41/2 ~ 7 10 ~ 12 Asparagus, Fresh, Spears 450g 3~6 Add 1 cup water. Cover Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes. Green beans 450g 6 ~ 10 Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole dish. Stir halfway through cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes. Beats, Fresh 450g 10 ~ 14 Food Trim. Add 2 tsp water and 2 tsp juice. Cover. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole dish. Rearrange halfway through cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes. Cook time Quantity (minutes/at HIGH) Instructions Place mushrooms in 1.5 litre covered casserole dish. Stir halfway through cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes. Mushrooms, Fresh, Sliced 230g 11/2 ~ 21/2 Parsnips, Fresh, Sliced 450g 6~8 Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole dish. Stir halfway through cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes. Peas, Green, Fresh 4 cups 6~9 Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole dish. Stir halfway through cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes. 5~9 9 ~ 13 Pierce potatoes several times with fork. Place on 2 paper towels. Turn over halfway through cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes. Sweet Potatoes 2 medium Whole baking 4 medium (170 ~ 230g each) Broccoli, Fresh, Spears 300g 31/2 ~ 4 Place broccoli in baking dish. Add 1/4 cup water. Stand for 2 minutes. Cabbage, Fresh, Chopped 450g 7~9 Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole dish. Stir halfway through cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes. White potatoes, Whole baking (170 ~ 230g) 2 potatoes 4 potatoes 51/2 ~ 71/2 91/2 ~ 14 Pierce potatoes several times with fork. Place on 2 paper towels. Turn over halfway through cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes. Carrots, Fresh, Sliced 200g 2~3 Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole dish. Stir halfway through cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes. Spinach, Fresh, Leaf 450g 6~8 Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole dish. Stir halfway through cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes. Cauliflower, Fresh, Whole 450g 5~7 Trim. Add 1/4 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole dish. Stir halfway through cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes. Courgette, Fresh, Sliced 450g 41/2 ~ 71/2 Add 1/2 cup water in 1.5 litre casserole dish. Stir halfway through cooking. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes. Corn, Fresh 2 ears 4~8 Husk. Add 2 tbsp water in 1.5 litre baking dish. Cover. Stand for 2 ~ 3 minutes. Courgette, Fresh, Whole 450g 6~9 Pierce. Place on 2 paper towels. Turn courgette over and rearrange halfway through cooking. 31 GB Defrosting Guide Defrosting meats tips & techniques GB You can defrost meats in their original wrapping as long as no metal is present. Remove any metal rings, twist ties, wire or foil. Place meat in a microwavable plate to catch juices. Defrost meats only as long as necessary. Separate items like chops, sausages and bacon as soon as possible. Remove defrosted portions and continue to defrost remaining pieces. Whole pieces of meat are ready for standing time as soon as a fork can be pushed into the centre of the meat using moderate pressure. The centre will still be icy. Allow to stand until completely thawed. Quantity Defrosting Time (minutes) Standing Time (minutes) BEEF Minced beef 500g 6~8 5 ~ 10 Steak, sirloin 500g 4~6 5 ~ 10 Roast, loin (boneless) 1000g 12 ~ 15 10 ~ 15 POULTRY Whole chicken Breasts Drumsticks Thighs Wings 1000g 450g 450g 450g 450g 16 ~ 19 5~7 8~9 8~9 6~8 10 ~ 15 5 ~ 10 5 ~ 10 5 ~ 10 5 ~ 10 FISH & SEAFOOD Whole fish Fish fillets shrimp 450g 500g 250g 6~8 7~9 4~6 5 ~ 10 5 ~ 10 5 ~ 10 Food Instructions Remove wrapping from the meat. Place frozen meat on a microwavable flat plate. Defrost at 40% power level. Turn food over after halfway through defrosting. (Remove defrosted portions at this point) 32 Grill Cooking Guide Directions for grilling meat on grill Trim excess fat from meat. Cut fat, making sure you do not cut into the lean. (This will stop the fat curling.) Arrange on the rack. Brush with melted butter or oil. Halfway through, turn the meat over. Food Cook time Quantity (minutes/at HIGH) 50g x 2 100g x 2 11 ~ 14 17 ~ 21 Beef steaks (2.5cm (1”) thick) 230g x 2 Rare 230g x 2 Medium 230g x 2 Well 16 ~ 18 19 ~ 21 23 ~ 25 Beef burgers 230g x 2 Lamb chops (2.5cm (1”) thick) 22 ~ 29 Sausages (frank) 11 ~ 14 230g x 2 Directions for grilling fish and seafood Place fish and seafood on the rack. Whole fish should be scored diagonally on both sides before grilling. Brush fish and seafood with melted butter, margarine or oil before and during cooking. This helps stop the fish drying out. Grill for times recommended in the chart. Whole fish and fish steaks should be carefully turned over halfway grilling time. If desired thick fillets can also be turned halfway. Instructions Food Quantity Cook time (minutes/at HIGH) Baste with oil or melted butter. Thin items should be placed on the rack. Thick items can be placed on to a drip tray. Turn food over after halfway cooking time. Turn frequently. Fish fillets 1cm (1/3”) thick 1.5cm (1/2”) thick 230g 230g 11 ~ 14 17 ~ 21 Fish steaks 2.5cm (1”) thick 230g 18 ~ 23 225~350g each 400g 18 ~ 23 22 ~ 32 Allow extra time for thick and oily fish. 450g 450g 16 ~ 20 16 ~ 20 Baste well during cooking. Whole fish Scallops Prawns uncooked 33 Instructions Brush with melted butter and turn over halfway through cooking. GB Convection Cooking Guide Preheat the oven to the desired temperature. Follow the times and instructions in the table. After cooking, the surrounding oven will get very HOT. USE OVEN GLOVES. GB Food Quantity Convection Temperature Cook Time (minutes) Instructions Muffins (fresh dough) 6 pieces (each 60g) 200°C 20 ~ 25 Prepare the dough. Place on the rack. Stand for 5 minutes. Bread Rolls (ready baked) 4 pieces (each 50g) 180°C+180W (WITHOUT PREHEATING) 8 ~ 10 Arrange rolls on the rack. Stand for 3 minutes. White bread (Fresh dough) 1 loaf (approx.500 ~ 750g) 200°C 20 ~ 50 or until browned Sponge cake (Fresh dough) 1 pan (450 ~ 500g) 180°C 25 ~ 40 Prepare the dough. Put into a 8-inch diameter round tin pan. Place on the glass tray. Stand for 10 minutes. Fruit family cake 1 pan (1000 ~ 1200g) 160°C+180W 40 ~ 60 Prepare the dough. Put into a 8 or 9-inch diameter round tin pan. Place on the rack. Bake until skewer inserted into the cake is removed clean. Stand for 10 minutes. Fresh pizza 1 pan (approx. 1000g) 200°C 25 ~ 40 Prepare the pizza. Place on the rack. Stand for 2 minutes. 400g 220°C 18 ~ 25 Remove the packages. Place on the rack. Stand for 2 minutes. Frozen pizza 34 Prepare the dough. Place on the glass tray. Stand for 10 minutes. Convection Temperature Cook Time (minutes) 300g 200°C+360W (WITHOUT PREHEATING) 18 ~ 25 Put into a suitable sized heat proof dish. Place on the rack. Stand for 2-3 minutes. Frozen spring rolls 300g 230°C 35 ~ 50 Brush over the surface with vegetable oil. Place spring rolls side by side on the rack. Stand for 1-2 minutes. Potato gratin 1000g 140°C+540W (WITHOUT PREHEATING) 14 ~ 18 Prepare the potato gratin. Place on the rack. Stand for 2-3 minutes. Roast beef 1000g 160°C+540W (WITHOUT PREHEATING) 30 ~ 45 Place roast lamb on heat proof glass dish on the glass tray. Turn over after half of the cooking time. Stand for 10-15 minutes with cover. Roast lamb 1000g 160°C+540W (WITHOUT PREHEATING) 34 ~ 48 Place roast pork on heat proof glass dish on the glass tray. Turn over after half of the cooking time. Stand for 10-15 minutes with cover. Roast chicken 1000g 200°C+540W (WITHOUT PREHEATING) 32 ~ 47 Place on the rack. Turn over after half of the cooking time. Stand for 2-5 minutes with cover. Food Quantity Frozen ready meal (Macaroni & cheese) Instructions 35 GB Speed Hot Air Cooking Guide GB Preheat the oven to the desired temperature. Follow the times and instructions in the table. After cooking, the grill and surrounding oven will get very HOT. USE OVEN GLOVES. Food Quantity Speed Hot Air Temperature Cook Time (minutes) Roast Turkey breast, fresh 400g 200°C 30 ~ 38 Wash and dry the fresh turkey breasts. Spice or marinade. Place the breasts into a heat proof flat dish on the rack. Frozen self-rising pizza 400g 200°C 8 ~ 14 Put frozen pizza on the rack. Frozen baguettes with topping 250g 200°C 10 ~ 15 Put frozen baguettes with topping on the rack. Frozen spring rolls 300g (150gx2) 230°C 15 ~ 22 Put frozen spring rolls on the rack. French fries (Frozen potato products) 300g 220°C 15 ~ 22 Put frozen potato products on the heat-proof plate. Instructions 36 WARNING Please ensure cooking times are correctly set as over cooking may result in FIRE and subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN. Important safety instructions Read carefully and keep for future reference 1 Do not attempt to tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to the door, control panel, safety interlock switches or any other part of the oven. It is hazardous for anyone to carry out any service or repair operation which involves the removal of any cover which gives protection against exposure to microwave energy. Repairs should only be undertaken by a qualified service technician. 2 Do not operate the oven when empty. 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. 3 Do not use the oven for the purpose of dehumidification. It can be the cause of serious damage of safety. (ex. Operating the microwave oven with the wet newspapers, clothes, toys, pet or portable electric devices, etc.) 4 Do not cook food wrapped in paper towels, unless your cook book contains instructions, for the food you are cooking. 5 Do not use newspaper in place of paper towels for cooking. 6 Do not use wooden containers. They may heat-up and char. Do not use ceramic containers which have metallic (e.g. gold or silver) inlays. Always remove metal twist ties. Metal objects in the oven may arc, which can cause serious damage. 7 Do not operate the oven with a kitchen towel, a napkin or any other obstruction between the door and the front edges of the oven, which may cause microwave energy leakage. 8 Do not use recycled paper products since they may contain impurities which may cause sparks and/or fires when used in cooking. 9 Do not rinse the turntable by placing it in water just after cooking. This may cause breakage or damage. 10 Small amounts of food require shorter cooking or heating time. If normal times are allowed they may overheat and burn. 11 Be certain to place the oven so the front of the door is 8 cm or more behind the edge of the surface on which it is placed, to avoid accidental 37 tipping of the appliance. 12 Before cooking, pierce the skin of potatoes, apples or any such fruit or vegetable. 13 Do not cook eggs in their shell. Pressure will build up inside the egg which will burst. 14 Do not attempt deep fat frying in your oven. 15 Remove the plastic wrapping from food before cooking or defrosting. Note though that in some cases food should be covered with plastic film, for heating or cooking. 16 If the oven door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be operated until it has been repaired by a qualified service technician. 17 If smoke is observed, switch off or disconnect the oven from the power supply and keep the oven door closed in order to stifle any flames. 18 When food is heated or cooked in disposable containers of plastic, paper or other combustible materials, check the oven frequently due to the possibility of the food container is deteriorating. 19 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. 20 Liquids or other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they are liable to explode. 21 Do not operate the oven, if the door seals and adjacent parts of the microwave oven are faulty, until the oven has been repaired by a qualified service technician. 22 Check the utensils are suitable for use in microwave ovens before use. 23 Do not touch the oven door, outer cabinet, rear cabinet, oven cavity, accessories and dishes during grill mode, convection mode and auto cook operations, unless wearing thick oven gloves, as they will become hot. Before clearing make sure they are not hot. GB Important safety instructions Read carefully and keep for future reference 37 This connection may be achieved by having the plug accessible or by incorporation a switch in the fixed wiring in accordance with the wiring rules. 24 Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens. GB 25 When heating food in plastic or paper containers, keep an eye on the oven due to the possibility of ignition. 38 Do not use harsh abrasive cleaners or sharp metal scrapers to clean the oven door glass since they can scratch the surface, which may result in shattering of the glass. 26 If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug the appliance and keep the door closed in order to stifle any flames. 27 Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed eruptive boiling, therefore care must be taken when handing the container. 28 The contents of feeding bottles and baby food jars shall be stirred or shaken and the temperature checked before consumption, in order to avoid burns. WARNING: If the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be operated until it has been repaired by a competent person. 29 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. WARNING: It is hazardous for anyone other than a competent person to carry out any service or repair operation that involves the removal of a cover which gives protection against exposure to microwave energy. 30 Details for cleaning door seals, cavities and adjacent parts. 31 The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits removed. WARNING: Liquids and other foods must not be heated in sealed containers since they are liable to explode. 32 Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to deterioration of the surface that could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation. WARNING: Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when adequate instructions have been given so that the child is able to use the oven in a safe way and understands the hazards of improper use. 33 Only use the temperature probe recommended for this oven (for appliances having a facility to use a temperature-sensing probe). 34 If heating elements are provided, during use the appliance becomes hot. Care should be taken to avoid touching heating elements inside the oven. WARNING: Accessible parts may become hot during use. Young children should be kept away. 35 The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. 36 The microwave oven must be operated with the decorative door open. 38 Microwave-safe Utensils Never use metal or metal trimmed utensils in your microwave oven Paper Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in your microwave oven, provided that the cooking time is short and foods to be cooked are low in fat and moisture. Paper towels are also very useful for wrapping foods and for lining baking trays in which greasy foods such as bacon are cooked. In general, avoid coloured paper products as the colour may run. Some recycled paper products may contain impurities which could cause arcing or fires when used in the microwave oven. Microwaves cannot penetrate metal. They will bounce off any metal object in the oven and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon that resembles lightning. Most heat resistant non metallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your microwave oven. However, some may contain materials that render them unsuitable as microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about a particular utensil, there’s a simple way to find out if it can be used in your microwave oven. Place the utensil in question next to a glass bowl filled with water in the microwave oven. Microwave at power HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the utensil remains cool to the touch, the utensil is microwave~safe. However, if the water does not change temperature but the utensil becomes warm, microwaves are being absorbed by the utensil and it is not safe for use in the microwave oven. You probably have many items on hand in your kitchen right now that can be used as cooking equipment in your microwave oven. Just read through the following checklist. Plastic cooking bags Provided they are made specially for cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe. However, be sure to make a slit in the bag so that steam can escape. Never use ordinary plastic bags for cooking in your microwave oven, as they will melt and rupture. Plastic microwave cookware A variety of shapes and sizes of microwave cookware are available. For the most part, you can probably use items you already have on hand rather than investing in new kitchen equipment. Dinner plates Pottery, stoneware and ceramic Many kinds of dinner-ware are microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the manufacturer’s literature or perform the microwave test. Containers made of these materials are usually fine for use in your microwave oven, but they should be tested to be sure. Glassware Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This would include all brands of oven tempered glass cookware. However, do not use delicate glassware, such as tumblers or wine glasses, as these might shatter as the food warms. CAUTION Some items with high lead or iron content are not suitable for cooking utensils. Utensils should be checked to ensure that they are suitable for use in microwave ovens. Plastic storage containers These can be used to hold foods that are to be quickly reheated. However, they should not be used to hold foods that will need considerable time in the oven as hot foods will eventually warp or melt plastic containers. 39 GB Food characteristics & Microwave cooking Moisture content of food Keeping an eye on things GB Since the heat generated from microwaves tends to evaporate moisture, relatively dry food such as roasts and some vegetables should either be sprinkled with water prior to cooking or covered to retain moisture. The recipes in the book have been formulated with great care, but your success in preparing them depends on how much attention you pay to the food as it cooks. Always watch your food while it cooks. Your microwave oven is equipped with a light that turns on automatically when the oven is in operation so that you can see inside and check the progress of your food. Directions given in recipes to elevate, stir, and the like should be thought of as the minimum steps recommended. If the food seems to be cooking unevenly, simply make the necessary adjustments you think appropriate to correct the problem. Bone and fat content of food Bones conduct heat and fat cooks more quickly than meat. Care must be taken when cooking bony or fatty cuts of meat that they do not cook unevenly and do not become overcooked. Quantity of food The number of microwaves in your oven remains constant regardless of how much food is being cooked. Therefore, the more food you place in the oven, the longer the cooking time. Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe. Factors affecting microwave cooking times Many factors affect cooking times. The temperature of ingredients used in a recipe makes a big difference in cooking times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold butter, milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake than one made with ingredients that are at room temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a range of cooking times. In general, you will find that the food remains under-cooked at the lower end of the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook your food beyond the maximum time given, according to personal preference. The governing philosophy of this book is that it is best for a recipe to be conservative in giving cooking times. While overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the recipes, particularly those for bread, cake, and custards, recommend that food be removed from the oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not a mistake. When allowed to stand, usually covered, these foods will continue to cook outside of the oven as the heat trapped within the outer portions of the food gradually travels inward. If the food is left in the oven until it is cooked all the way through, the outer portions will become overcooked or even burnt. You will become increasingly skilful in estimating both cooking and standing times for various foods. Shape of food Microwaves penetrate only about 2.cm into food, the interior portion of thick foods are cooked as the heat generated on the outside travels inward. Only the outer edge of food in cooked by microwave energy; the rest is cooked by conduction. The worst possible shape for a food that is to be microwaved is a thick square. The corners will burn long before the centre is even warm . Round thin foods and ring shaped foods cook successfully in the microwave. Covering A cover traps heat and steam which causes food to cook more quickly. Use a lid or microwave cling film with a corner folded back to prevent splitting. Browning Meats and poultry that are cooked fifteen minutes or longer will brown lightly in their own fat. Food that are cooked for a shorter period of time may be brushed with a browning sauce such as worcestershire sauce, soy sauce or barbecue sauce to achieve an appetizing colour. Since relatively small amounts of browning sauces are added to food the original flavour of the recipe is not altered. Density of food Covering with greaseproof paper Light, porous food such as cakes and breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense foods such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care when microwaving porous food that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle. Greaseproofing effectively prevents spattering and helps food retain some heat. But because it makes a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, it allows the food to dry out slightly. Arranging and spacing Height of food Individual foods such as baked potatoes, small cakes and hors d’oeuvres will heat more evenly if placed in the oven an equal distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never stack foods on top of one another. The upper portion of tall food, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the lower portion. Therefore, it is wise to turn tall food during cooking, sometimes several times. 40 Food characteristics & Microwave cooking Stirring To Clean Your Oven Stirring is one of the most important of all microwaving techniques. In conventional cooking, food is stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved food, however, is stirred in order to spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the outside towards the centre as the outside of the food heats first. 1 Keep the inside of the oven clean Food spatters or spilled liquids stick to oven walls and between seal and door surface. It is best to wipe up spillovers with a damp cloth right away. Crumbs and spillovers will absorb microwave energy and lengthen cooking times. Use a damp cloth to wipe out crumbs that fall between the door and the frame. It is important to keep this area clean to assure a tight seal. Remove greasy spatters with a soapy cloth then rinse and dry. Do not use harsh detergent or abrasive cleaners. The glass tray can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher. Turning over Large, tall foods such as roasts and whole chickens should be turned so that the top and bottom will cook evenly. It is also a good idea to turn cut up chicken and chops. Placing thicker portions facing outwards Since microwaves are attracted to the outside portion of food, it makes sense to place thicker portions of meat, poultry and fish to the outer edge of the baking dish. This way, thicker portions will receive the most microwave energy and the food will cook evenly. Shielding Strips of aluminium foil (which block microwaves) can be placed over the corners or edges of square and rectangular foods to prevent those portions from overcooking. Never use too much foil and make sure the foil is secured to the dish or it may cause ‘arcing’ in the oven. 2 Keep the outside of the oven clean Clean the outside of your oven with soap and water then with clean water and dry with a soft cloth or paper towel. To prevent damage to the operating parts inside the oven, the water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation openings. To clean control panel, open the door to prevent oven from accidentally starting, and wipe a damp cloth followed immediately by a dry cloth. Press STOP/CLEAR after cleaning. Elevating Thick or dense foods can be elevated so that microwaves can be absorbed by the underside and centre of the foods. Piercing Foods enclosed in a shell, skin or membrane are likely to burst in the oven unless they are pierced prior to cooking. Such foods include yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters and whole vegetables and fruits. 3 If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the oven door, wipe the panels 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. Testing if cooked Food cooks so quickly in a microwave oven, it is necessary to test it frequently. Some foods are left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and poultry, are removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 50F (30C) and 150F (80C) during standing time. 4 The door and door seals should be kept clean. Use only warm, soapy water, rinse then dry thoroughly. DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS OR STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS. Metal parts will be easier to maintain if wiped frequently with a damp cloth. Standing time Foods are often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after being removed from the microwave oven. Usually the foods are covered during standing time to retain heat unless they are supposed to be dry in texture (some cakes and biscuits, for example). Standing allows foods to finish cooking and also helps flavour blend and develop. 5 Do not use any steam cleaner. 41 GB Questions & Answers GB Q What’s wrong when the oven light will not glow? A There may be several reasons why the oven light will not glow. Light bulb has blown Door is not closed Q Is it possible to pop corn in a microwave oven? A Yes, if using one of the two methods described below 1. Popcorn-popping utensils designed specifically for microwave cooking. 2. Prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that contains specific times and power outputs needed for an acceptable final product. Q Does microwave energy pass through the viewing screen in the door? A No. The holes, or ports, are made to allow light to pass; they do not let microwave energy through. FOLLOW EXACT DIRECTIONS GIVEN BY EACH MANUFACTURER FOR THEIR POPCORN PRODUCT. DO NOT LEAVE THE OVEN UNATTENDED WHILE THE CORN IS BEING POPPED. IF CORN FAILS TO POP AFTER THE SUGGESTED TIMES, DISCONTINUE COOKING. OVERCOOKING COULD RESULT IN THE CORN CATCHING FIRE. Q Why does the beep tone sound when a pad on the Control Panel is touched? A The beep tone sounds to assure that the setting is being properly entered. Q Will the microwave oven be damaged if it operates empty? A Yes Never run it empty or without the glass tray. CAUTION NEVER USE A BROWN PAPER BAG FOR POPPING CORN. NEVER ATTEMPT TO POP LEFTOVER KERNELS. Q Why do eggs sometimes pop? A When baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam build up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk before cooking. Never microwave eggs in the shell. Q Why doesn’t my oven always cook as fast as the cooking guide says? A Check your cooking guide again to make sure you’ve followed directions correctly, and to see what might cause variations in cooking time. Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, chosen to help prevent overcooking, the most common problem in getting used to a microwave oven. Variations in the size, shape, weight and dimensions of the food require longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along with the cooking guide suggestions to test food condition, lust as you would do with a conventional cooker. Q Why is standing time recommended after microwave cooking is over? A After microwave cooking is finished, food keeps on cooking during standing time. This standing time finishes cooking evenly throughout the food. The amount of standing time depends on the density of the food. Q Fan operates even when not operating the microwave oven. Is it failure? A No. ‘Auto Cooling System’ operates such that the fan automatically operates for the consumer’s safety if interior temperature of the microwave oven is more than appropriate values after cooking is completed. 42 Plug wiring information/ Technical Specifications Technical Specification WARNING MC-8087ARB / MC-8087ARS / MC-8087TR This appliance must be earthed Power Input Output Microwave Frequency Outside Dimension Power Consumption Microwave Grill Combination Convection The wires in this mains lead are colored in accordance with the following codes BLUE ~ Neutral BROWN ~ Live GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug proceed as follows: The wire which is colored BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or Colored BLACK. The wire which is colored BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or colored RED. The wire which is colored GREEN & YELLOW or GREEN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter E or . If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard; 43 230 V~ 50 Hz 900 W (IEC60705 rating standard) 2450 MHz 530 mm(W) X 322 mm(H) X 427 mm(D) 1350 watt 1250 watt max. 2550 watt max. 2050 watt GB Biztonsági elŒírások HU A mikrohullámú energiának való közvetlen kitettség megelŒzéséhez Az ajtómechanizmusba épített biztonsági reteszelŒ rendszernek köszönhetŒen a mikrohullámú sütŒ nyitott ajtóval nem üzemeltethetŒ. Ez a biztonsági reteszelŒ rendszer az ajtó kinyitásakor automatikusan megszakítja a fŒzési folyamatot; ennek hiányában a kezelŒ veszélyes mikrohullámú energiának lenne kitéve. Éppen ezért semmilyen körülmények között nem szabad a biztonsági reteszelŒ rendszeren bármilyen módosítást eszközölni. Folyadékok - pl. levesek, szószok, italok - melegítésekor a forráspont eltolódása miatt a folyadék - buborék-képzŒdés nélkül - túlhevülhet. Egy idŒ eltelte után a túlhevült folyadék hirtelen forrni kezdhet. E jelenség megelŒzése érdekében fogadja meg az alábbi tanácsokat: Soha tegyen semmilyen tárgyat a mikrohullámú sütŒ külsŒ pereme és az ajtó közé, illetve ügyeljen arra, hogy a szigetelŒ felületen semmilyen étel- vagy tisztítószer-maradvány ne halmozódhasson fel. 3. Az edénybe töltés elŒtt, illetve a melegítési idŒ felénél keverje meg a folyadékot. 1. Ne használjon egyenes falú, szık nyakú edényeket. 2. Ne hevítse túl a folyadékot. 4. A melegítés befejezése után egy rövid ideig hagyja az edényt a mikrohullámú sütŒben, óvatosan keverje vagy rázza meg, és elfogyasztása elŒtt - az égési sérülések elkerülése érdekében ellenŒrizze a folyadék hŒmérsékletét (különösen üveges bébiétel vagy cumisüveg melegítése esetén). Soha ne üzemeltessen sérült készüléket. Különösen fontos az, hogy a mikrohullámú sütŒ ajtaja tökéletesen záródjon, és ne sérüljön meg a(z): (1) ajtó (deformálódás), (2) a csuklópánt (zsanér) és a retesz (törés vagy meglazulás), (3) ajtó tömítés és a tömítŒ felületek. A mikrohullámú sütŒ beállítását és javítását kizárólag szakképzett szerelŒvel végeztesse. FIGYELEM FIGYELEM Melegítés után minden esetben hagyja állni egy ideig az ételt, és csak ezt követŒen kezdjen hozzá az elfogyasztáshoz. Különösen érvényes ez az üveges bébiételre vagy a cumisüvegre. Kérjük, pontosan tartsa be az elŒírt melegítési (sütési) idŒket, mert a túlmelegítés az ÉTEL kigyulladását és a mikrohullámú sütŒ súlyos károsodását okozhatja. 44 Disposal of your old appliance 1. When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to a product it means the product is covered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC. 2. All electrical and electronic products should be disposed of separately from the municipal waste stream via designated collection facilities appointed by the government or the local authorities. 3. The correct disposal of your old appliance will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health. 4. For more detailed information about disposal of your old appliance, please contact your city office, waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. Régi eszközök ártalmatlanítása 1. A termékhez csatolt áthúzott, kerekes szeméttároló jel jelöli, hogy a termék a 2002/96/EC EU-direktíva hatálya alá esik. 2. Minden elektromos és elektronikai terméket a lakossági hulladéktól elkülönítve kell begyıjteni, a kormány vagy az önkormányzatok által kijelölt begyıjtŒ eszközök használatával. 3. Régi eszközeinek megfelelŒ ártalmatlanítása segíthet megelŒzni az esetleges egészségre vagy környezetre ártalmas hatásokat. 4. Ha több információra van szüksége régi eszközeinek ártalmatlanításával kapcsolatban, tanulmányozza a vonatkozó környezetvédelmi szabályokat, vagy lépjen kapcsolatba az üzlettel, ahol a terméket vásárolta. àÁı‚˙ÎﬂÌÂ Ì‡ ‚‡¯Ëﬂ ÒÚ‡ ÛÂ‰ 1. äÓ„‡ÚÓ ÚÓÁË ÒËÏ‚ÓÎ Ì‡ Á‡‰‡ÒÍ‡Ì‡ ÍÓÙ‡ Á‡ ·ÓÍÎÛÍ Â ÔÓÒÚ‡‚ÂÌ ‚˙ıÛ ‰‡‰ÂÌÓ ËÁ‰ÂÎËÂ, ÚÓ‚‡ ÓÁÌ‡˜‡‚‡, ˜Â ËÁ‰ÂÎËÂÚÓ ÔÓÔ‡‰‡ ÔÓ‰ ‡ÁÔÓÂ‰·ËÚÂ Ì‡ Ö‚ÓÔÂÈÒÍ‡ ‰ËÂÍÚË‚‡ 2002/96/Öé. 2. ÇÒË˜ÍË ÂÎÂÍÚË˜ÂÒÍË Ë ÂÎÂÍÚÓÌÌË ËÁ‰ÂÎËﬂ Úﬂ·‚‡ ‰‡ ÒÂ ËÁı‚˙ÎﬂÚ ÓÚ‰ÂÎÌÓ ÓÚ ·ËÚÓ‚ËÚÂ ÓÚÔ‡‰˙ˆË, ‚ ÓÔÂ‰ÂÎÂÌË Á‡ ˆÂÎÚ‡ Ò˙Ó˙ÊÂÌËﬂ, ÔÓÒÓ˜ÂÌË ÓÚ ‰˙Ê‡‚ÌËÚÂ ËÎË ÏÂÒÚÌËÚÂ Ó„‡ÌË. 3. è‡‚ËÎÌÓÚÓ ËÁı‚˙ÎﬂÌÂ Ì‡ ‚‡¯Ëﬂ ÛÂ‰ ˘Â ÔÓÏÓ„ÌÂ Á‡ ÔÂ‰ÓÚ‚‡Úﬂ‚‡ÌÂ Ì‡ ‚˙ÁÏÓÊÌË ÌÂ„‡ÚË‚ÌË ÔÓÒÎÂ‰ËˆË Á‡ ÓÍÓÎÌ‡Ú‡ ÒÂ‰‡ Ë ˜Ó‚Â¯ÍÓÚÓ Á‰‡‚Â. 4. á‡ ÔÓ-ÔÓ‰Ó·Ì‡ ËÌÙÓÏ‡ˆËﬂ Á‡ ËÁı‚˙ÎﬂÌÂÚÓ Ì‡ ‚‡¯Ëﬂ ÒÚ‡ ÛÂ‰ ÒÂ Ó·˙ÌÂÚÂ Í˙Ï ‚‡¯‡Ú‡ Ó·˘ËÌ‡, ÒÎÛÊ·ËÚÂ Á‡ Ò˙·Ë‡ÌÂ Ì‡ ÓÚÔ‡‰˙ˆË ËÎË Ï‡„‡ÁËÌ‡, ÓÚÍ˙‰ÂÚÓ ÒÚÂ ÍÛÔËÎË Ò‚Óﬂ ÛÂ‰. Uklanjanje starog aparata 1. Ako se na proizvodu nalazi simbol prekriÏene kante za smeçe, to znaãi da je proizvod pokriven europskom direktivom 2002/96/EC. 2. Elektriãni i elektronski proizvodi ne smiju se odlagati zajedno s komunalnim otpadom, veç u posebna odlagali‰ta koja je odredila vlada ili lokalne vlasti. 3. Pravilno odlaganje starog proizvoda spreãit çe potencijalne negativne posljedice po okoli‰ i zdravlje ljudi. 4. Podrobnije informacije o odlaganju starog proizvoda potraÏite u gradskom uredu, sluÏbi za odlaganje otpada ili u trgovini u kojoj ste kupili proizvod. Uklanjanje starih aparata 1. Ako se na proizvodu nalazi simbol prekriÏene kante za smeçe, to znaãi da je proizvod u skladu sa evropskom smernicom 2002/96/EC. 2. Elektriãni i elektronski proizvodi ne smeju se odlagati zajedno s komunalnim otpadom, veç na posebna mesta koja je odredila vlada ili lokalne vlasti. 3. Ispravno odlaganje starog aparata spreãiçe potencijalne negativne posledice za okolinu i zdravlje ljudi. 4. Detaljnije informacije o odlaganju starog aparata potraÏite u gradskom uredu, komunalnoj sluÏbi ili u prodavnici u kojoj ste kupili proizvod.
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