LG Electronics LMC1275SB Installation guide
8 PRODUCT OVERVIEW PRODUCT OVERVIEW Location of Model Number To request service information or replacement parts, the service center requires the complete model number of your microwave oven. The model number is on the oven back as shown in the illustration below. Model number label Grounding Instructions This appliance must be grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded. Warning •• Improper use of grounding can result in a risk of electric shock. Consult a qualified electrician or service person if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the appliance is properly grounded. Electrical Requirements The oven is designed to operate on a Standard 120 V/60 Hz household outlet. Be sure the circuit is at least 15 A or 20 A and the microwave oven is the only appliance on the circuit. It is not designed for 50 Hz or any circuit other than a 120 V/60 Hz circuit. No other electrical appliances or lighting circuits should be on this line. If in doubt, consult a licensed electrician. Voltage Warning The voltage used at the wall receptacle must be the same as specified on the oven name plate located on the back or on the side of the control panel of the oven. Use of a higher voltage is dangerous and may result in a fire or other type of accident causing oven damage. Low voltage will cause slow cooking. If the microwave oven does not perform normally in spite of proper voltage, remove and reinsert the plug. Placement of the Oven The microwave oven can be placed easily in your kitchen, family room, or anywhere else in your home. Place the oven on a flat surface such as a kitchen countertop or a specially designed microwave oven cart. Do not place oven above a gas or electric range. Free airflow around the oven is important. Allow at least 4 inches of space at the top, sides, and back of the oven for proper ventilation. 1. Use of an extension cord is not recommended. If the power supply cord is too short, have a qualified electrician or service person install an outlet near the appliance. 2. If it is necessary to use an extension cord, use only a 3-wire extension cord that has a 3-blade grounding plug, and a 3-slot receptacle that will accept the plug on the appliance. The marked rating of the extension cord must be equal to or greater than the electrical rating of the appliance. NOTE •• A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. •• Longer cord sets or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use. •• If a long cord or extension cord is used, (1) the marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord must be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, (2) the extension cord must be a grounding-type 3-wire cord, and (3) the longer cord should not be draped over a counter or table where children could pull on it, or located where it could present a trip hazard. See the separate Installation Instructions for directions on placing the cord properly. Do Not Block Air Vents All air vents should be kept clear during cooking. If air vents are covered during oven operation the oven may overheat. If this happens, a sensitive thermal safety device automatically turns the oven off. The oven will be inoperable until it has cooled sufficiently. Ensure proper ground exists before use Keep the electrical power cord dry and do not pinch or crush it in any way. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 9 Radio / TV / Wireless Equipment Interference Operating the microwave oven near equipment—such as a radio, TV, wireless LAN, Bluetooth devices, medical equipment, or wireless equipment—which uses the same frequency, may cause interference. This interference is not an indication of a defect in the product or its operation. The product is safe to use. WARNING • Do not use medical equipment near the microwave oven, as the interference could affect the medical equipment’s operation. When there is interference, it may be reduced or eliminated by taking the following measures: a. Clean the door and the sealing surfaces of the oven. b. Reorient the receiving antenna of the radio, TV, Bluetooth, or other equipment. c. Relocate the microwave oven in relation to the radio, TV, Bluetooth, or other equipment. d. Move the microwave oven away from the receiver. e. Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so that microwave oven and receiver are on different branch circuits. Oven Specifications Model LMC1375** Power Supply 120 V AC, 60 Hz Rated Power Consumption 1250 W Microwave Output Max. 1200 W* Frequency 2450 MHz Rated Current 10.4 A Overall Dimensions (W x H x D) Oven Cavity Dimensions (W x H x D) 21 7/16" x 12 1/8" x 17 3/8" (54.4 cm x 30.8 cm x 44.1 cm) 15 9/16" x 10 5/16" x 16" (39.5 cm x 26.2 cm x 40.6 cm) Capacity of Oven Cavity 1.3 cu.ft (0.03 m³) Model LMC1275** Power Supply 120 V AC, 60 Hz Rated Power Consumption 1250 W Microwave Output Max. 1200 W* Frequency 2450 MHz Rated Current 10.4 A Overall Dimensions (W x H x D) Oven Cavity Dimensions (W x H x D) Capacity of Oven Cavity 21 7/16" x 12 1/8" x 17 3/8" (54.4 cm x 30.8 cm x 44.1 cm) 15 9/16" x 10 5/16" x 16" (39.5 cm x 26.2 cm x 40.6 cm) 1.2 cu.ft (0.03 m³) *IEC 60705 RATING STANDARD Specifications subject to change without prior notice. 10 PRODUCT OVERVIEW Microwave Oven Features Display Window Display Window Door Seal Control Panel Safety Door Lock System Control Panel NOTE •• Do not remove the cavity Mica Sheet (silver plate) inside of oven. •• The Mica Sheet is there to protect the microwave components from food spatters. Warning *Do Not Remove Mica Sheet •• Do not operate the oven when empty or without the glass tray. It is best to leave a glass of water in the oven when not in use. The water will safely absorb all microwave energy, if the oven is accidentally started. Accessories The turntable rotates in both directions to help food cook more evenly. Do not operate the microwave oven without the glass tray in place. Owner's Manual Glass Tray Rotating Ring Shaft Owner's Manual NOTE This microwave oven is designed for household use only. It is not recommended for commercial use. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 11 Control Panel Overview Use the control panel to select the desired cooking function quickly and easily. Simply touch a command key to select the desired function. For more information on these features, see the OPERATION section. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Smart Diagnosis Hold the mouthpiece of a phone up to this icon when directed to by service center personnel, to help diagnose problems with the oven when calling for service. 2 Display The display includes a clock and shows the time of day, cooking time settings, and cooking functions selected. 3 Auto Cook Touch this key to cook bacon, fresh vegetables, frozen entrees, frozen vegetables, oatmeal, popcorn, potatoes, and rice. 4 Auto Reheat Touch this key to reheat beverages, casseroles, dinner plates, pie, and pizza. 5 Power Level The microwave oven is equipped with 10 power levels for maximum flexibility and control over cooking. The Microwave Power Levels section contains suggestions for which power level to use when preparing various foods. 9 6 Defrost Touch this key to select food type and defrost food by weight. 7 More / Less Set cooking time and weight. Lengthen or shorten the cooking time at any point by pressing the key. (Not available in Defrost mode.) 8 STOP / Clear Touch this key to stop the oven or to clear all entries except time of day. 9 START / Enter Touch this key to start a function, accept selections, or resume cooking if the door was opened or the STOP button was pressed once. Pressing START without setting a cook time activates the Quick Start feature. Each press of the START button adds 30 seconds to the cooking time. 12 MICROWAVE COOKING TIPS Microwave Cooking Tips Microwave Cookware Guide Use Do Not Use OVENPROOF GLASS (treated for high intensity heat): utility dishes, loaf dishes, pie plates, cake plates, liquid measuring cups, casseroles and bowls without metallic trim. METAL CONTAINERS: Metal shields the food from microwave energy and produces uneven cooking. Also avoid metal skewers, thermometers, or foil trays. Metal containers can cause arcing, which can damage the microwave oven. CHINA: bowls, cups, serving plates, and platters without metallic trim. METAL DECORATION: Metal-trimmed or metal-banded dinnerware, casserole dishes, etc. The metal trim interferes with normal cooking and may damage the oven. PLASTIC: Plastic wrap (as a cover)- lay the plastic wrap loosely over the dish and press it to the sides. Vent plastic wrap by turning back one edge slightly to allow excess steam to escape. The dish should be deep enough so that the plastic wrap will not touch the food. As the food heats it may melt the plastic wrap wherever the wrap touches the food. Use plastic dishes, cups, semi-rigid freezer containers and plastic bags only for short cooking time. Use these with care because the plastic may soften from the heat of the food. PAPER: Paper towels, waxed paper, paper napkins, and paper plates with no metallic trim or design. Look for the manufacturer's label for use in the microwave oven. Note: Do not use recycled paper products in the microwave oven. They sometimes contain impurities that cause arcing and sparking. ALUMINUM FOIL: Avoid large sheets of aluminum foil because they hinder cooking and may cause harmful arcing. Use small pieces of foil to shield poultry legs and wings. Keep ALL aluminum foil at least 1 inch from the side walls and door of the oven. WOOD: Wooden bowls and boards will dry out and may split or crack when you use them in the microwave oven. Baskets react in the same way. TIGHTLY COVERED COOKWARE: Be sure to leave openings for steam to escape from covered containers. Pierce plastic pouches of vegetables or other food items before cooking. Tightly closed pouches could explode. BROWN PAPER: Avoid using brown paper bags. They absorb too much heat and could burn. FLAWED OR CHIPPED UTENSILS: Any container that is cracked, flawed, or chipped may break in the oven. METAL TWIST TIES: Remove metal twist ties from plastic or paper bags. They become hot and could cause a fire. MICROWAVE COOKING TIPS 13 Microwave-Safe Cookware Never use metal or metal trimmed cookware when using microwave function 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 cookware is safe for use in your oven. However, some may contain materials that render it unsuitable as microwave cookware. If you have any doubts about a particular container, there's a simple way to find out if it can be used in the microwave. Plastic Cooking Bags Provided they are made specially for cooking, cooking bags are microwave safe. Remember to make a slit in the bag so that steam can escape. Never use ordinary plastic bags for cooking in the microwave oven, as they will melt and rupture. Plastic Microwave Cookware A variety of shapes and sizes of microwave cookware are available. You may be able to use items you already have on hand rather than investing in new kitchen equipment. Testing Cookware before Use Pottery, Stoneware, and Ceramic Place the container in question next to a glass bowl filled with water inside the oven. Microwave at HIGH power for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the container remains cool to the touch, the container is microwave-safe. Many containers made of these materials are microwave-safe, but test them before use. However, if the water does not change temperature but the container becomes warm, microwaves are being absorbed by the container and it is not safe for use in the microwave oven. See the following list for tips on using common items when microwave cooking. Tableware Many dishes are microwave-safe. If in doubt consult the manufacturer's literature or perform the microwave test. Do not put plates with painted decoration in the oven, as the paint may contain metal and cause arcing. Glassware Glassware that is heat-resistant is microwave-safe. This includes all brands of oven tempered glass cookware. Do not use delicate glassware, such as tumblers or wine glasses, as these might shatter as when heated. Plastic Storage Containers Use these only for quick reheating of food. Do not use them when cooking food for long periods or at high power levels, as the hot food will eventually warp or melt the plastic. Paper Paper plates and containers are convenient and safe to use in the 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 colored paper products as the color may run. Some recycled paper products may contain impurities which could cause arcing or fires when used in the microwave. CAUTION • Some items with high lead or iron content are not suitable for microwave cooking. • Cookware should be checked to ensure that it is suitable for use in the microwave. Microwave Cooking Tips Keeping an Eye on Things Always watch your food while it cooks. The light inside the microwave oven turns on automatically when the oven is cooking so you can monitor the cooking process. 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. 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. Some 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. Practice will improve your ability to estimate both cooking and standing times for various foods. 14 MICROWAVE COOKING TIPS Density of Food 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 so that the outer edges do not become dry and brittle. Stirring Height of Food 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. The upper portion of tall foods, particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the lower portion. Placing Thicker Portions Facing Outward Therefore, it is wise to turn tall food several times during cooking. Moisture Content of Food Because the heat generated from microwaves causes moisture to evaporate, relatively dry food such as roasts and some vegetables should either be sprinkled with water prior to cooking or covered to retain moisture. 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 in order to prevent unevenly cooked or overcooked meat. 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 required cooking time. Remember to decrease cooking times by at least one third when halving a recipe. Shape of Food Microwaves penetrate only about 3/4 of an inch (2 cm) into food. The interior portion of thick foods is cooked as the heat generated on the outside travels inward. Only the outer edge of food is 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 center is even warm. Round thin foods and ring-shaped foods cook most 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. Covering with Parchment Paper Parchment paper (not waxed paper) is microwave safe. Because it makes a looser cover than a lid or clingfilm, greaseproof paper allows the food to dry out slightly. Place thicker cuts or portions of meat, poultry, and fish toward the outer edge of the baking dish so they absorb the most microwave energy and the food cooks more 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 especially if the foil passes too closely to the walls of the oven during rotation. Elevating Thick or dense foods can be elevated so that microwaves can be absorbed by the underside and center 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, oysters, potatoes, and other whole vegetables and fruits. Testing if Cooked Microwaves cook food quickly, so test food for doneness frequently. Some foods are left in the microwave until completely cooked, but most foods, including meats and poultry, should be removed from the oven while still slightly undercooked and allowed to finish cooking during standing time. The internal temperature of foods will rise between 5 °F (3 °C) and 15 °F (8 °C) during standing time. Standing Time Foods are often allowed to stand for 3 to 10 minutes after being removed from the oven. Usually the foods are covered during standing time to retain heat unless they are supposed to be dry in texture. Standing allows foods to finish cooking and also helps flavors blend and develop. MICROWAVE COOKING TIPS 15 Precautions OPERATION • Place the front surface of the door three inches or more from the countertop edge to avoid accidental tipping of the microwave oven during normal use. This section introduces you to the basics you need to know to operate the microwave oven. Please read this information before using the oven. • To program the oven, make sure you touch the center of each pad firmly since the areas between the pads will not activate the oven. A tone will sound each time a pad is touched correctly. Don’t touch several pads at once. • Do not strike the control panel with silverware, utensils, etc. Breakage may occur. • Always use caution when taking cookware out of the oven. Some dishes absorb heat from the cooked food and may be hot. See Cookware Guide earlier in this section for more information. • Do not rinse containers by placing them in water immediately after cooking. This may cause breakage. Also, always allow the turntable to cool before removing it from the oven. • Never operate the oven when it is empty. Food or water should always be in the oven during operation to absorb the microwave energy. • Do not use the oven to dry newspapers or clothes. They may catch fire. • Use thermometers that have been approved for microwave oven cooking. • The turntable must always be in place when you operate the oven. • Do not use your microwave oven to cook eggs in the shell. Pressure can build up inside the shell, causing it to burst. • There are several precautions to follow when microwaving popcorn: − Do not pop popcorn, except in a microwave-safe container or commercial packages designed for microwave ovens. − Never try to pop popcorn in a paper bag that is not microwave-approved. − Overcooking may result in smoke and fire. − Do not repop unpopped kernels. − Do not reuse popcorn bags. − Listen while corn pops. Stop oven when popping slows to 2-3 seconds between pops. − Do not leave microwave unattended while popping corn. − Follow directions on bag. CAUTION To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage, do not use stoneware, metal cookware, or metal rimmed cookware in the oven. Audible Signals Audible signals are available to guide you when setting and using the oven: • A tone will sound each time you touch a key. • A melody signals the end of a Timer countdown. • A melody signals the end of a cooking cycle. Clock When the oven is plugged in for the first time or when power resumes after a power interruption, the clock defaults to the 12-hour clock mode and 12H appears in the display. You can set the time or switch to the 24-hour clock mode. Setting the Clock Mode and Time of Day 1 Press + repeatedly to toggle between the 24hour (24H) and 12-hour (12H) clock mode. 2 3 Press START to set the clock mode. 4 5 6 Press START to set the hour. To set the time of day, press + or – to select the desired hour. Press + or – to select the desired minutes. Press START to finish setting the time of day. NOTE • Press and hold + or - to quickly increase or decrease numbers. • To reset the clock mode, you must unplug and reconnect the power cord. • If you don't want the time of day to appear in the display, press the STOP/Clear button, after plugging in the oven. CAUTION To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage, do not run oven while it is empty. 16 OPERATION Interrupting Cooking More / Less Stop the oven during a cycle by opening the door. The oven stops heating and the fan stops, but the light stays on. To restart cooking, close the door and touch START. By using the – or + key, manual cook settings can be adjusted to cook food for a longer or shorter time. Pressing + adds 10 seconds to the cooking time each time you press it. Pressing – subtracts 10 seconds from the cooking time each time you press it. The maximum cooking time possible in the manual cook mode is 99 min 59 seconds. To stop cooking and clear the remaining cook time, open the door and touch STOP/Clear. Child Lock Use this safety feature to lock the control panel and prevent the oven from being turned on when cleaning the oven or to prevent children from unsupervised use of the oven. Locking the Oven 1 Touch and hold STOP/Clear until Loc appears in the display and a melody sounds. (approximately 3 seconds) Unlocking the Oven 1 Touch and hold STOP/Clear until Loc disappears and a melody sounds. (approximately 3 seconds) NOTE • If set, the time of day reappears in the display after 1 second. • If the oven is locked, Loc appears in the display when any key is touched. • Unlock the oven to resume normal use. Quick Start The Quick Start feature allows you to set 30-second intervals of High power cooking with each touch of the START button. 1 Close the oven door. 2 Press START. Press STOP/Clear. • The oven will immediately start cooking for 30 seconds on high power. • Press START repeatedly to extend the cook time by 30 seconds every time the button is pressed. • The cook time can be extended to 99 minutes and 59 seconds. Adjusting the Cooking Time 1 Close the oven door. 2 3 Press START. Press STOP/Clear. Press + or – to increase or decrease the remaining time by 10 seconds. Energy Saving When the oven is not in use, the display turns off to save energy, unless the time of day is set to show in the display. Setting Manual Cooking Times When not using the auto cooking functions, the cooking time and power level are set manually. 1 2 Press STOP/Clear. 3 Press Power Level once, P-HI appears in the display. Press + or – until the desired cooking time appears in the display. • P-HI indicates that the power level is at 100%. 4 Press – to decrease the power level in 10-percent increments, if desired. 5 Close the oven door. Press START. • When cooking is complete, a chime sounds and "End" appears in the display window. "End" remains in the display and the chime repeats every minute until the door is opened, or any button is pressed. NOTE • If a power level is not selected, the oven defaults to 100% power. OPERATION 17 Microwave Power Levels Auto Cook This microwave oven is equipped with 10 power levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over cooking. See the table for suggested power levels for various foods. The Auto Cook menu has preprogrammed settings to automatically cook certain foods. Select the correct category for your item using the Auto Cook chart on the next page, enter the amount, then press START and the oven automatically cooks the item. Microwave Power Level Chart 1 Open the oven door. 2 Press Auto Cook once. Ac-1 appears in the display. 3 Press + repeatedly to select a food category. For example, press until Ac-2 appears in the display to cook fresh vegetables. • Cooking poultry pieces, fish, & vegetables. 4 Press START. • Cooking tender cuts of meat. 5 Press + until the correct amount shows in the display. 6 Close the oven door. Power Level P-HI (100 %) Use • Boiling water. • Browning ground beef. • Making candy. P-90 • Reheating rice, pasta, & vegetables. P-80 • Reheating prepared foods quickly. • Reheating sandwiches. P-70 • Cooking egg, milk and cheese dishes. • Melting chocolate. P-60 • Cooking veal. • Cooking whole fish. • Cooking puddings and custard. P-50 • Cooking ham, whole poultry and lamb. • Cooking rib roast and sirloin tip. P-40 • Thawing meat, poultry and seafood. P-30 • Cooking less tender cuts of meat. • Cooking pork chops and roasts. P-20 • Taking chill out of fruit. • Softening butter. P-10 • Keeping casseroles and main dishes warm. • Softening butter and cream cheese. . Press STOP/Clear. Press START. Auto Reheat The Auto Reheat menu has preprogrammed settings to automatically reheat certain foods. Select the correct category for your item using the Auto Reheat chart on page 20, enter the amount, then press START and the oven automatically reheats the item. 1 Open the oven door. 2 Press Auto Reheat once. Ar-1 appears in the display. 3 Press + repeatedly to select a food category. For example, press until Ar-4 appears in the display to reheat pie. 4 Press START. 5 Press + until the correct amount shows in the display. 6 Close the oven door. Press STOP/Clear. Press START. 18 OPERATION Auto Cook Table Code Category Recommended Amounts Ac-1 Bacon 2 - 4 slices Place bacon slices on a microwave bacon rack for best results. (Use dinner plate lined with paper towels if rack is not available.) Ac-2 Fresh Vegetable 1 - 4 cups Place in a microwaveable bowl or casserole. Add water according to the quantity. Directions • 1-2 cups : add 2 tbsp water. • 3-4 cups : add 4 tbsp water. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Let stand 3 minutes after cooking. Ac-3 Frozen Entree 10 - 40 oz. Remove from outer display package. Slit cover. If not in microwave-safe container, place on a microwaveable plate and cover with vented plastic wrap. After cooking, let stand in microwave oven 3 minutes. Ac-4 Frozen Vegetable 1 - 4 cups Place in a microwaveable bowl or casserole. • 1-2 cups : add 2 tbsp water. • 3-4 cups : add 4 tbsp water. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Let stand 3 minutes after cooking. Ac-5 Oatmeal 1 - 2 servings 1 serving 2 servings Oats ½ cup (40 g) 1 cup (80 g) Water or Milk 1 cup (230 g) 1 ½ cup (345 g) Salt (optional) Dash 1/8 tsp. Combine water or milk, salt and oats in large microwavesafe bowl. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Let stand 3 minutes after cooking. Ac-6 Popcorn 3.5 oz. Pop only one package at a time. For best results, use a fresh bag of popcorn. Place a bag of prepackaged microwave popcorn on the center of the glass tray. Ac-7 Potato 1 - 4 ea Pierce skin with a fork and place on paper towel. Do not cover. Let stand 5 minutes after cooking. Ac-8 Rice ½ - 2 cups ½ cup 1 cup 1 ½ cup 2 cups Rice ½ cup (96 g) 1 cup (192 g) 1 ½ cup (288 g) 2 cups (384 g) Water 1 cup (230 g) 2 cups (460 g) 3 cups (690 g) 4 cups (920 g) Add rice and water in a deep and large microwave-safe bowl (3 qt./3 L). Cover with vented plastic wrap. Let stand 5-10 minutes after cooking. OPERATION 19 Auto Reheat Table Recommended Amounts Code Category Ar-1 Beverage 1 - 2 cups (240 ml per cup) Ar-2 Casserole 10 - 20 oz Ar-3 Dinner plate 1 Ar-4 Pie 10 - 20 oz Cut leftover pie into pieces. Place food on a microwave-safe dish. Place food in the oven. Choose the menu and weight, press Start. Ar-5 Pizza 1 - 3 slices This is a reheat function for leftover pizza. Do not use to cook pizza. Place on paper towel on a microwave safe plate. NOTE • Do not use recycled paper products in the microwave oven. They sometimes contain impurities that cause arcing and sparking. Directions Use a mug or microwave-safe cup. Do not cover. Stir after reheating. (Be careful! The beverage will be very hot. Sometimes liquids heated in cylindrical containers will splash out unexpectedly when the cup is moved.) Place in a microwaveable bowl or casserole. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Let stand 3 minutes after heating. Place food on a plate. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Let stand 3 minutes after heating. CAUTION Never use a brown paper bag for popping corn. • If popcorn bag size is not known, follow manufacturers' instructions and do not use Auto Cook feature. • Do not attempt to reheat or cook any unpopped kernels. • Do not reuse bag. Overcooking can result in an oven fire. • Prepare only one bag at a time. • Do not use popcorn popping devices in microwave oven with this feature. • Do not leave microwave unattended while cooking popcorn. When popping prepackaged popcorn, place the bag carefully in the oven so it does not touch the walls as it rotates. Fold the ends of the bag up and toward the center of the bag as shown. 20 OPERATION Defrost The oven has 4 preset defrost cycles. The defrost feature provides the best defrosting method for frozen foods. The Defrost Table shows the suggested defrost cycle for various foods. The Defrost function conveniently chimes partway through the defrost cycle to remind you to check, turn over, separate, or rearrange the food for best results. Defrost Table Category MEAT (dEF1) 0.1 - 6.0 lbs Lamb Chops, rolled roast 1 MEAT 2 POULTRY Pork Chops, hotdogs, spareribs, country-style ribs, rolled roast, sausage 3 FISH 4 BREAD Veal Cutlets (1 lb, ½ inch thick) Defrosting 1.2 Lbs of Meat 1 Open the oven door. 2 Press Defrost once. 3 Press + until display shows 1.2 lbs. 4 Close the oven door. Food to be Defrosted Directions Beef Ground beef, round steak, stew cubes, tenderloin steak, pot roast, rib roast, rump roast, chuck roast, hamburger patties Press STOP/Clear. Turn food over at beep. After defrosting, let stand for 5 - 15 minutes. dEF1 appears in the display. POULTRY (dEF2) 0.1 - 6.0 lbs Press START. Poultry Whole, cut-up, breast (boneless). Rinse chicken cavity with tap water and let stand for 60 minutes after cooking for better results. Cornish Hens Whole NOTE • The countdown appears in the display after START is pressed. The oven chimes once, partway through the defrost cycle. Turkey Breast • At the chime, open the oven door and turn the food over. Remove any food that has thawed. Return the still frozen items to the oven and press START to complete the defrost cycle. Turn food over at beep. After defrosting , let stand for 60 minutes. FISH (dEF3) 0.1 - 4.0 lbs Fish Fillets, whole steaks Shellfish Crab meat, lobster tails, shrimp, scallops Turn food over at beep. After defrosting, let stand for 5 - 10 minutes. BREAD (dEF4) 0.1 - 2.0 lbs Sliced bread, buns, baguettes, etc. Separate slices and place between paper towels or on flat plate. Turn food over at beep. After defrosting, let stand for 1 - 2 minutes. OPERATION 21 Defrosting Tips Weight Conversion Table • When using Auto Defrost, the weight to be entered is the net weight in pounds and tenths of pounds (the weight of the food minus the container). Most food weights are given in pounds and ounces. If using pounds, food weights must be entered into Auto Defrost in pounds and tenths of pounds (decimals). Use the following table if necessary to convert food weights to decimals. • Before starting, remove the metal twist-ties which often come with frozen food bags, and replace them with strings or elastic bands. • Open containers such as cartons before they are placed in the oven. Equivalent Weight OUNCES DECIMAL WEIGHT 1.6 .10 3.2 .20 • Slit the skins, if any, of frozen food such as sausage. 4.8 .30 6.4 .40 • Bend plastic pouches of food to ensure even defrosting. 8.0 .50 9.6 .60 11.2 .70 12.8 .80 14.4 .90 16.0 1.00 One Pound • Always slit or pierce plastic pouches or packaging. • If food is foil wrapped, remove foil and place the food in a suitable container. • Always underestimate defrosting time. If defrosted food is still icy in the center, return it to the microwave oven for more defrosting. • The length of defrosting time varies according to how solidly the food is frozen. • The shape of the package affects how quickly food will defrost. Shallow packages will defrost more quickly than a deep block. • As food begins to defrost, separate the pieces Separated pieces defrost more easily. • Use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield parts of food such as chicken wings, leg tips, fish tails, or areas that start to get warm. Make sure the foil does not touch the sides, top, or bottom of the oven. The foil can damage the oven lining. • For better results, let food stand after defrosting. (For more information on standing time, see the Microwave Cooking Tips section.) • Turn over food during defrosting or standing time Break apart and remove food as required. One-Half Pound Operating Tips • Remove fish, shellfish, meat, and poultry from its original wrapping paper or plastic package. Otherwise, the wrap will hold steam and juice close to the foods, which can cause the outer surface of the foods to cook. • Place foods in a shallow container or in a microwave roasting dish to catch the drippings. • Food should still be somewhat icy in the center when removed from the oven. • The length of defrosting time varies according to how solidly the food is frozen. • The shape of the package affects how quickly food will defrost. Shallow packages will defrost more quickly than a deep block. • Depending on the shape of the food, some areas may defrost more quickly than others. • For best results, shape ground meat into the form of a doughnut before freezing. When defrosting, scrape off thawed meat when the beep sounds and continue defrosting.
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