LG MC8087ARC, MC-8087ARC Owner's manual

LG MC8087ARC, MC-8087ARC Owner's manual
MICROWAVE/GRILL/CONVECTION OVEN
OWNER’S MANUAL
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING.
MC-8087ARC
MC-8087TRC
MC-8087VRC
Precautions
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.
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Contents
How the Microwave Oven Works
Precautions _______________________________________________________ 2
Contents _________________________________________________________ 3
Unpacking & Installing _____________________________________________ 4 ~ 5
Method to use accessories as per mode _______________________________ 6
Setting the Clock __________________________________________________ 7
Child Lock________________________________________________________ 8
Quick Start _______________________________________________________ 9
Micro Power Cooking ______________________________________________ 10
Micro Power Level _________________________________________________ 11
Grill Cooking _____________________________________________________ 12
Grill Combination Cooking__________________________________________ 13
Steam Keep Warm ________________________________________________ 14
EZ Clean_________________________________________________________ 15
Speed Hot Air Preheat______________________________________________ 16
Speed Hot Air Cooking _____________________________________________ 17
Convection Combination Cooking ____________________________________ 18
Convection Preheat ________________________________________________ 19
Convection Cooking _______________________________________________ 20
Auto Cook _______________________________________________________ 21 ~24
Crispy Cook ______________________________________________________ 25 ~ 26
Steam Cook ______________________________________________________ 27 ~ 30
Auto Defrost ______________________________________________________ 31
Auto Defrost Guide ________________________________________________ 32
Special Menu ___________________________________________________ 33 ~ 39
Important safety instructions _________________________________________ 40 ~ 41
Microwave-safe Utensils ____________________________________________ 42
Food characteristics & Microwave cooking_____________________________ 43 ~ 44
Questions & Answers ______________________________________________ 45
Plug Wiring Information/Technical Specifications _______________________ 46
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.
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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.
STEAMER
RACK
STEAM COVER
STEAM PLATE
GLASS TRAY
ROTATING RING
STEAM WATER
BOWL
(METAL TRAY,
CRISPING TRAY)
THIS OVEN SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING
PURPOSES
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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 42.
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.
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Method to use accessories as per mode
Microwave
Grill
Convection
Steam Keep Warm Speed Hot Air
Combination
Crispy
Steam Cover
Steam Plate
Steam Water Bowl
Steam Plate +
Steam Water Bowl
Steamer (Assembly)
Steam Cover+
Steam Water Bowl
Rack
Glass Tray
: Acceptable
Caution: Be sure to use accessories refer to cook guide.
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: Not Acceptable
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.
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.
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Setting the
Clock
Child
Lock
Press STOP/CLEAR.
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.
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In the following example I will show you how to set 2 minutes of cooking on high power.
Quick
Start
Press STOP/CLEAR.
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.
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Micro Power
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to cook some food on 720W(80%) power for 5 minutes and
30 seconds.
Make sure that you have correctly installed your oven as described
earlier in this book.
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.
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Micro Power
Level
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.
POWER LEVEL
USE
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%
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360W(
180W
)
Grill
Cooking
In the following example I will show you how to use the grill to cook some food for 12 minutes and 30 seconds.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
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.
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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.
Grill Combination
Cooking
Press STOP/CLEAR.
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!
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Steam Keep
Warm
This function allows you to keep warm
food after cooking with steam chef option.
In the following example I will show you how to keep warm the food with HI mode for 30 minutes.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
There are two mode in steam keep warm
function; HI and Lo.
STEAM KEEP WARM COOKING GUIDE
Pour 300ml tap water into the Steam
water bowl. Put the Steam plate and place
the food on the steam plate. And then
cover with steam cover.
Place the prepared Steam water bowl in
center of the glass tray carefully.
Keep parallel!.
Plated meal, Soup, Sauce, Stew, etc.
CAUTION:
1. Make sure your food is in Steamer
with steam keep warm mode.
2. Always use oven gloves when removing a
STEAMER from the oven. It’s very hot.
3. Do not put a hot STEAMER on a glass
table or a place easy to be melted after
cooking. Always make sure to use a pad
or tray.
4. Be sure to put water before use when you
cook it using STEAMER
5. Be careful when you move the STEAMER
with water
6. When you use the STEAMER, the steam
cover and steam water bowl should be set
perfectly right. The eggs or the chestnut
would be exploding without setting the
steam cover and steam water bowl.
Press MODE.
Turn DIAL to select STEAM KEEP WARM until display shows “S HI”.
The following indications are displayed: “
“, “
“.
Press DIAL for mode confirmation.
Press DIAL for category confirmation.
(HI mode(S HI) is automatically available when STEAM KEEP WARM
mode is selected).
Turn DIAL until display shows “30:00”.
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
DIAL.
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EZ
Clean
In the following example I will show you how to remove smell in the oven.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
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)
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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.
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”.
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“.
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.
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.)
This function allows you to combine
convection operation with the grill.
It will reduce your cooking time.
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.
Turn DIAL until display shows “20:00”.
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
DIAL.
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Convection Combination
Cooking
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.
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!
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In the following example I will show you how to preheat the oven at a temperature of 230°C.
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).
* 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.
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.
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.
Press START.
Preheating will be started with displaying “ Pr-H”.
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Convection
Preheat
Convection
Cooking
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.
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).
Turn DIAL to select CONV.
The following indication is displayed: “
If you do not set a temperature your
oven will automatically select 180°C, the
cooking temperature can be changed by
turning DIAL.
Turn DIAL until display shows “230°C”.
The rack must be used during
convection cooking.
“
Press DIAL for mode confirmation.
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.
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Auto
Cook
In the following example I will show you how to cook 1.0kg of Fried chicken .
Press STOP/CLEAR.
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 “1.0kg”.
Press START.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
DIAL.
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Category
Quantity
Utensil
Fried
chicken
0.8-1.5kg
Low rack
On the metal tray
(Ac 1)
(Food :
Refrigerated)
Instructions
Ingredients
1Chicken
Lemon juice
1.1-1.2kg
½ piece
Vegetable oil
Garlic
bay leaf
1 tablespoon
1-3 crushed
1 piece
Spice for grill, spice for broiler, salt and pepper to taste
1.Pickle a chicken for 1 hour.
2.Place chicken on the low rack on the metal tray on the glass turntable in the oven.
3.Adjust weight and press start.
4. When beep, open the door and turn food over. Press start to continue cooking. After
cooking, remove from the oven and stand for 3-5 minutes before serving. Serve with
boiled buckwheat or boiled rice.
Chicken
legs
0.2-0.8kg
(Ac 2)
Low rack
On the metal tray
(Food : Room)
Ingredients
Chicken legs
2 pieces
Cheese
Mushrooms
150g
100g
Spieces : broiler chicken spices, grill spices
1.Remove bones from the chicken legs.
2.Grate cheese and mix it with mushrooms.
3.Stuff chicken legs with mixed cheese and mushrooms.
4.Place chicken legs on the low rack on the metal tray on the glass turntable in the oven.
5.Adjust weight and press start. When beep, open the door and turn food over. Press
start to continue cooking. After cooking, remove from the oven and stand before serving.
Fried fish
(Ac 3)
0.2-0.8kg
Low rack
Ingredients
On the metal tray
2 fishes
On the glass turntable 150g of mayonnaise
Spice for gill, spicy grasses, citric seasoning for a fish
(Food : Refrigerated) 1.Strew fishes with spice and pickle in mayonnaise an approximately for 1 hour.
2.Place fishes on the low rack on the metal tray in the oven.
3.Choose the menu and adjust weight. Press start to cook.
4.When beep, open the door and turn food over. Press start to continue cooking.
5.After cooking, remove from the oven and stand covered with aluminum foil for 2-3min.
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Category
Quantity
Utensil
Frozen pizza
0.2-0.5kg
Low rack
On the metal tray
On the glass turntable
(Food : Frozen)
(Ас 4)
Fresh pizza
(Ас 5)
1 pan
Low rack
On the metal tray
(Food : room)
Instructions
This function is for cooking frozen pizza.
1.Remove all package.
2.Place on the low rack over the metal tray on the glass turntable in the oven.
3.Adjust weight and press start.
4.After cooking, remove from the oven and stand for 1-2 minutes.
Ingredients:
Dough:
Flour
Yeast(dry)
Salt
Topping :
Holland cheese
Sausage
Paprika
Tomato paste
- 170g
- 3g
- 2g
Milk
Sugar
Butter(soften)
- 130g
Vegetable oil
- 45g
Tomato
- 1 piece
Black olives
- 2 tablespoons
- 100ml
- 3g
- 17g
- 8ml
- 2pieces
- 30g
Way of cooking Fresh pizza :
1.Combine all ingredients. Knead dough until smooth.Roll it out and up the edges.
2.Oil the metal tray. Place the dough on the greased metal tray.
3.Oil dough, cover it with tomato paste and with the topping :
sausage, paprika, tomatoes, olives, strew with grated cheese.
4.Choose the menu and press start without food. The oven will beep at end of the
preheating period.Open the door and place the prepared food on the low rack on
the glass tray.
5.After cooking, remove from the oven and stand for 2-3 minutes.
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Category
Quantity
Utensil
Vegetable
ragout
4 servings
Microwave-safe
Bowl
(Ac 6)
(Food : room)
Instructions
Ingredients
Eggplant
Paprika
Tomato
Vegetable marrow
Onion
Carrot
Vegetable oil
Sugar
Spices
- 2½ pieces, cut into bricks
- 3 pieces, cut into sticks
- 2½ pieces, cut into small pieces
- ½ piece, cut into bricks
- 1½ ~ 2 pieces, cut into small pieces
- 1 piece, cut into sticks
- ¼ glass
- 1 tablespoon
- bay leaf, garlic, salt, pepper to taste
1.Place all vegetables into a pan for microwave-safe bowl by layers, spice them with
salt and pepper, add sugar and vegetable oil. Cover with vented plastic wrap or lid.
2.Place the prepared bowl in the oven.
3.Choose the menu and press start to cook. Knead twice while cooking.
4.After cooking, remove from the oven and stand 2-3min.
Baked potatoes
0.2-1.0kg
(Ac 7)
Roast beef
Metal tray
(Food : Room)
0.5-1.5kg
Low rack
On the metal tray
(Ac 8)
(Food : Refrigerated)
1.Choose medium sized potatoes 180 -220g.
Wash and dry potatoes. Pierce potatoes several times with a fork.
2.Place potatoes in the oven.
3.After cooking, stand covered with aluminum foil for 5 minutes.
Ingredients
Fresh beef
Oil
1.Brush the beef with oil.
2.Place the beef on the low rack on the metal tray in the oven.
3.Choose the menu and adjust weight.Press start to cook.
4.When beep, open the door and turn food over.Press start to continue cooking.
5.After cooking, remove from the oven and stand covered with aluminum foil for 10min.
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In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6 kg of fish fillet.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press CRISPY COOK.
This feature allows you to crisp cook.
CAUTION:
1. Always use oven gloves when removing
a METAL TRAY from the oven. It’s very
hot.
2. Do not put a hot METAL TRAY on a glass
table or a place easy to be melted after
cooking. Always make sure to use a pad
or tray.
3. Never use this METAL TRAY with a
product of different model. it may cause
a fire or fatal damage to the product.
Turn DIAL until display shows “cc 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.
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Crispy
Cook
Category
Food
Weight Limit
Utensil
Food Temp.
Crispy
Cook
Fish fillet
(cc 1)
0.2 ~ 0.8kg
Crisping tray
Steam cover
Refrigerated
Instructions
1. Place the food on the crisping tray. Brush the food with vegetable oil .
2. Cover with a steam cover. Place the prepared food in the oven.
3. When beep, turn food over.
4. After cooking, remove from the oven and stand for 1-2 minutes.
CAUTION: The utensil and surrounding oven will get very HOT.
Use oven gloves.
French fries
(cc 2)
0.2 ~ 0.4kg
Crisping tray
Steam cover
Frozen
Spread frozen potato products out on the crisping tray. For the best result, cook in
a single layer.
Same as above.
Chicken
breasts
(cc 3)
0.2 ~ 0.8kg
Crisping tray
Steam cover
Refrigerated
Same as above.
Sausage
(cc 4)
0.1 ~ 0.6kg
Crisping tray
Steam cover
Refrigerated
Place Sausage on the crisping tray.
Same as above.
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In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.6 kg of shellfish.
This feature allows you steamed cook.
CAUTION:
1. Always use oven gloves when removing a
STEAMER from the oven. It’s very hot.
2. Do not put a hot STEAMER on a glass table
or a place easy to be melted after cooking.
Always make sure to use a pad or tray.
3. When you use this Steamer, pour at least
300ml water before use. If the amount of
water is less than 300ml, it may cause
incomplete cooking, or may cause a fire or
fatal damage to the product.
4. Be careful when you move the STEAMER
with water.
5. When you use the STEAMER, the steam
cover and steam water bowl should be set
perfectly right. The eggs or the chestnut
would be exploding without setting the
steam cover and steam water bowl.
6. Never use this Steamer with a product of
different model. it may cause a fire or
fatal damage to the product.
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Press STEAM COOK.
Turn DIAL until display shows “Sc 3”.
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.
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Steam
Cook
Food
Weight Limit
Utensil
Food Temp.
Instructions
Fish steak
(Sc 1)
0.2 ~ 0.6kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Refrigerated
1. Clean the food.
2. Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water bowl. Place the steam plate on
the steam water bowl. Place the prepared food on the steam plate in a single
layer. Cover with the steam cover.
3. Place the steam water bowl in the center of the glass tray.
4. After steaming, stand for 1 minute in the oven. - under 2.5cm(1 inch) thick
Fish fillet
(Sc 2)
0.1 ~ 0.6kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Refrigerated
Same as above.
- under 2.5cm(1 inch) thick
Shellfish
(Sc 3)
0.1 ~ 1.0kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Refrigerated
Same as above.
shrimp, crab, clam, scallops, cuttlefish. (under 25cm length)
Sausage
(Sc 4)
0.1 ~ 0.6kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Refrigerated
1. Prepare the food.
2. Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water bowl. Place the steam plate on
the steam water bowl. Place the prepared food on the steam plate in a single
layer. Cover with the steam cover.
3. Place the steam water bowl in the center of the glass tray.
4. After steaming, stand for 1 minute in the oven. under 2.5cm(1 inch) thick
Ham,
sliced
(Sc 5)
0.1 ~ 0.6kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Refrigerated
Same as above.
Corned
beef
(Sc 6)
0.3 ~ 0.7kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Refrigerated
1. Prepare the beef and cut in half.
2. Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water bowl. Place the steam plate on
the steam water bowl. Place the prepared food on the steam plate in a single
layer. Cover with the steam cover.
3. Place the steam water bowl in the center of the glass tray.
4. After steaming, stand for 3-5 minutes in the oven.
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Food
Weight Limit
Utensil
Food Temp.
Instructions
Chicken
breasts
(Sc 7)
0.2 ~ 0.6kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Refrigerated
1. Clean the food.
2. Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water bowl.
Place the steam plate on the steam water bowl.
Place the prepared food on the steam plate in a single layer.
Cover with the steam cover.
3. Place the steam water bowl in the center of the glass tray.
4. After steaming, stand for 1-2 minutes in the oven.
- under 2.5cm(1 inch) thick
Chicken
legs
(Sc 8)
0.2 ~ 0.8kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Refrigerated
Same as above.
Eggs
(Sc 9)
2 ~ 9 eggs
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Refrigerated
1. Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water bowl.
Place the steam plate on the steam water bowl.
Place the eggs on the steam plate. Cover with the steam cover.
2. Place the steam water bowl in the center of the glass tray.
3. After steaming, stand for 1minute in the oven.
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Food
Weight Limit
Utensil
Food Temp.
Instructions
Tomato
(Sc 10)
0.2 ~ 0.8kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
1. Clean vegetables and cut into similar sized pieces.
2. Pour 300ml tap water into the steam water bowl.
Place the steam plate on the steam water bowl.
Place the prepared food on the steam plate in a single layer.
Cover with the steam cover.
3. Place the steam water bowl in the center of the glass tray.
4. After steaming, stand for 1 minute in the oven.
Cabbage
(Sc 11)
0.2 ~ 0.8kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
Same as above.
- Cut into quarters.
Carrot
(Sc 12)
0.2 ~ 0.8kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
Same as above
Broccoli,
florets
(Sc 13)
0.2 ~ 0.6kg
Steam water bowl
Steam plate
Steam cover
Room
Same as above.
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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 FROZEN VEGETABLES 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
1.4 kg of frozen poultry.
Auto
Defrost
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 AUTO DEFROST.
Your oven has four microwave defrost
settings:- MEAT, POULTRY, FISH and
Frozen vegetables ;
Turn DIAL until display shows “dEF2”.
each defrost category has
different power settings.
Category
MEAT
POULTRY
FISH
Frozen
vegetables
Enter the weight of the frozen food that you are about to defrost.
Press
DEFROST
Turn DIAL until display shows “1.4kg”.
time
times
Press START.
times
times
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.
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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.
Category
Meat
Weight Limit
0.1 ~ 4.0 kg
Utensil
Microwave ware
(Flat plate)
Poultry
Fish
Food
Meat
Minced beef, Fillet steak, Cubes for stew, Sirloin steak, Pot roast, Rump roast, Beef burger
Pork chops, Lamp chops, Rolled roast, Sausage, Cutlets(.2cm)
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 5-15 minutes.
Poultry
Whole chicken, Legs, Breasts, Turkey breasts(under 2.0kg)
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 20-30 minutes.
Fish
Fillets, Steaks, Whole fish, Sea foods
Turn food over at beep.
After defrosting, let stand for 10-20 minutes.
Frozen
vegetables
0.1 ~ 2.0 kg
Microwave -safe
bowl
Mixd vegetables, Baby carrots, etc.
1. Put the frozen food on a microwave-safe bowl. Plac. e in the oven.
2. Adjust weight and. press start. When beep,open the door and stir.
3. After defrosting, stand for 5 minute.s.
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In the following example I will show you how to cook 0.3 kg of "Buckwheat(kasha)".
Press STOP/CLEAR.
Special Menu allows you to cook most
of your favorite food easily by selecting
the food type and entering the weight of
food .
Press Special Menu.
Turn DIAL until display shows "rc1".
Press DIAL for category confirmation.
Press
START.
Turn DIAL
until display shows “0.6kg”.
The oven works automatically.
When cooking you can increase or decrease cooking time by turning
DIAL.
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Special
Menu
Category
Quantity
Utensil
Buckwheat
(kasha)
0.3kg
Microwave-safe
bowl
(rc 1)
Home
noodles
(rc 2)
(Food : Room)
1serving
Microwave-safe
bowl&cover
(Food : Room)
Instructions
1.Wash 300g of buckwheat and drain.
Add 600ml of water and salt into a deep and large bowl, let it stand for 15 minutes.
2.Place food in the oven.Choose the menu and press start.
3. After cooking, stand covered for 15 minutes.
Ingredients:
Chicken parts
(chicken backs or necks or breasts)
Water
Home noodles
Salt to taste.
-500 g
-1000ml
-70g
1. Wash chicken parts, place them into a large bowl and add 400ml of water,cover with lid.
Place food in the oven.Choose the menu and press start.
2. When beep, open the door and skim the foam which has accumulated from the top .Add
the remaining water for bouillon and salt ,cover with lid. Press start to continue cooking.
3.When the second beep,open the door. Add the noodles and stir,uncovered. Press start
to continue cooking.
4. After cooking, remove from the oven and pour it into soup serving dishes and serve.
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Category
Quantity
Utensil
Mushroom
goulash
4 servings
Microwave-safe
bowl&cover
(rc 3)
(Food : Room)
Instructions
Ingredients:
Mushroom
Sweet pepper
Onion
Vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste
-500 gTomato puree
-1pieceFlour
-2piecesSour cream
-2 tablespoonsWater
-1tablespoon
-1tablespoon
-0.5cup
-0.5cup
1.Slice mushrooms and sweet pepper, finely chop onion.
2.Mix them and oil into a large bowl ,Uncovered. Place food in the oven.
Choose the menu and press start.
3. When beep, open the door and take out the bowl. Mix the flour,tomato puree,water,
sour cream and season into it. Cover with lid.Press start to continue cooking.
4. After cooking, remove from the oven and stand.
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Category
Quantity
Utensil
Grilled
vegetables
0.8kg
High rack
On the metal tray
(rc 4)
(Food : Room)
Instructions
Ingredients
Zucchini
Onion
Colored sweet pepper
Sauce:
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Salt, pepper to taste
-1 pieceEggplants
-4 piecesSmall tomatoes
-4 piecesSmall mushrooms
-6 tablespoonsParsley, chopped
-200 mlMarjoram, chopped
-1 piece
-6 pieces
-12 pieces
-2 tablespoons
-2 tablespoons
Method of preparation:
1.Slice eggplants, add salt and let stand for 30 minutes
2.Slice zucchini, onion and tomatoes into large pieces.
3.Fix vegetables and mushrooms into the skewers. About 200g percent skewer.
Brush with oil.
4.Place vegetables on the high rack on the metal tray.
5.Choose the menu and press start. When beep, turn over,and press start to continue
6. After cooking ,serve the sauce separately.
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Category
Quantity
Utensil
Salmon roll
1pan
Metal tray
on the low rack
(rc 5)
(Food : Room)
Instructions
Ingredients
Salmon
Eggs
Cream
White bread crumb
Onion
-0.8kg
-2 pieces
-100 ml
-3 pieces
1 piece
Carrot
Flour
Mayonnaise
Broccoli prepared
Salt, pepper to taste
Parchment for baking
-1 piece
- 3 tablespoon
-2 tablespoon
-1piece
1.Mince salmon and onion in the kitchen unit or mincing machine. Soak breadcrumb in
cream and wring. Whisk eggs with mixer. Grate the carrot. Combine all the ingredients,
add flour, beat up with mixer.
2.Place parchment on the metal tray on the low rack. Place the mixture in the shape of
semi ring.
3.Choose the menu and press start to cook.
4.When beep,open the door and take out the metal tray ,cover the roll with mayonnaise.
Press start to continue cooking.
5.After cooking ,serve with broccoli that be placed in the center of the semi ring.
Grilled
chicken wings
(rc 6)
1.0kg
High rack
On the metal tray
(Food : Room)
Ingredients
Chicken wings
Lemon juice
Grill seasoning
Oil
-1.0kg
-1/2 piece
-1 tablespoon
- 1 tablespoon
1.Mix the ingredients of the marinade. Place the wings into the marinade and let them soak
for 1 hour.
2.Thread wings on wooden skewers, using 3 wings on each skewer, and place them on high
rack on the metal tray.
3.Choose the menu and press start. When beep, turn over,and press start to continue.
4.After cooking serve.
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Category Quantity Utensil
Kournik
(Pie with rice,
mushrooms
and chicken)
(rc 7)
1 pan
Metal tray
On the low
rack
(Food :
Room)
Instructions
Ingredients
Pastry (unleavened,short):
Pancakes:
Wheat flour
Sugar
Eggs
Milk
Salt
Grease
-100g
Wheat flour
-350g
-2g
Butter
-90g
-5pieces
Eggs
-1piece
-100g
Sugar
-15g
-1g
Salt
-4g
-2g
Soda
-3g
Sour cream
-30g
Water or milk
-75g
Third stuffing :
Second stuffing:
First stuffing:
Rice
Mushrooms
-450g
-60g Chicken(fresh)
Egg
-20g (Or dried mushrooms)
-1piece Butter
Greens
-5g Butter
-10g Flour
Butter
-20g
1.First stuffing : make crumbly rice porridge.Add chopped boiled egg,parsley,butter.Mix everything.
2.Second stuffing : cook and slice the chicken; heat flour and butter, mix with bouillon,boil
and brush the chicken with this sauce.
3.Third stuffing : to fry mushrooms in the oil and brush them with the same sauce as the
chicken. Dried mushrooms:boil,shred, fry and brush with mushroom sauce.
4.To roll round dough(25cm diameter,0.5cm thick) out of unleavened pastry.
5.To place baked pancake on this dough, then place the layer of rice filling (first stuffing),
cover the layer with a pancake, then place the chicken layer (second stuffing), cover with
a pancake again, then place mushrooms layer (third stuffing), cover with a pancake, and
finally top it with rice layer, place all these fillings in the shape of a hill and put pancakes
round.
6.Roll round dough (35-40 cm diameter, 0,5 cm thick) out of unleavened pastry. Make 4
radial slits and cover with this cake the “hill” of mixtures and pancakes. Nip the top and
bottom dough edges around the base of Kournik in the shape of “fir-tree”. Nip radial cuts
on Kournik surface.
7.Brush Kournik with egg, top it with decorations.
8.Choose the menu and press start without food. The oven will beep at end of the
preheating period.Open the door and place the prepared food on the low rack on the
glass tray. After cooking, remove from the oven and stand 2-3min.
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-150g
(-50g)
-10g
Category
Quantity
Utensil
Opened pie
Stuffing with
Dried fruits and
nuts
1 pan
Metal tray
On the metal tray
(rc 8)
(Food : Room)
Instructions
Ingredients
Flaky pastry
Prunes
Dried apricots
Raisins
Honey
Melted butter
Filberts
-250g
-30g
-30g
-30g
-3 tablespoons
-3 tablespoons
-30g
1.Grease mould for baking.Unfreeze pastry,slightly roll it out( in the direction)
Place pastry in the mould,pierce in few places with fork,make a low standing rim.
2. Wash and drain the dried fruits,slice prunes and dried apricots into halves,
add honey and butter,mix everything.
3. Place the fruit mixture on pastry evenly.
4. Choose the menu and press start without food. The oven will beep at end of the
preheating period.Open the door and place the prepared food on the low rack on the
glass tray. After cooking, remove from the oven and stand 2-3min.
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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
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tipping of the appliance.
WARNING
Please ensure cooking times are correctly
set as over cooking may result in FIRE and
subsequent DAMAGE to the OVEN.
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.
Important safety instructions
Read carefully and keep for future reference
35 The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm
persons without supervision.
24 Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens.
25 When heating food in plastic or paper containers, keep an eye on the
oven due to the possibility of ignition.
36 The microwave oven must be operated with the decorative door open.
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.
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.
WARNING: If the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not
be operated until it has been repaired by a competent
person.
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: 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.
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.
30 Details for cleaning door seals, cavities and adjacent parts.
WARNING: Liquids and other foods must not be heated in sealed
containers since they are liable to explode.
31 The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits removed.
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.
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.
33 Only use the temperature probe recommended for this oven (for
appliances having a facility to use a temperature-sensing probe).
WARNING: Accessible parts may become hot during use. Young
children should be kept away.
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.
34 If heating elements are provided, during use the appliance becomes hot.
Care should be taken to avoid touching heating elements inside the
oven.
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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.
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Food characteristics &
Microwave cooking
Moisture content of food
Keeping an eye on things
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.
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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.
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Questions &
Answers
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.
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Plug wiring information/
Technical Specifications
WARNING
Technical Specification
This appliance must be earthed
MC-8087ARC / MC-8087TRC / MC-8087VRC
The wires in this mains lead are colored in accordance with the
following codes
BLUE ~ Neutral
BROWN ~ Live
GREEN & YELLOW ~ Earth
Power Input
Output
Microwave Frequency
Outside Dimension
Power Consumption
Microwave
Grill
Combination
Convection
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;
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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
Memo
<English>
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.
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