Magic Chef | MCO2212ARW | Operating instructions | Magic Chef MCO2212ARW Operating instructions

22” OVER THE RANGE
MICROWAVE OVEN
MCO2212ARB / MCO2212ARW
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS &
COOKING GUIDE
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTION Never operate the oven when it is empty or without the
glass turntable.
Never operate the oven when it is empty or without the glass turntable.
Before operating this oven, please read these instructions completely.
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE
TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY
(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open-door operation can result in harmful
exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.
(b) Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to
accumulate on sealing surfaces.
(c) Do not operate the oven if it is damaged.
It is particularly important that the oven door close properly and that there is no damage to the: (1) door
(bent), (2) hings and latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals and sealing surfaces.
(d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PRECAUTIONS ................................................................................................................................................ 1
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ........................................................................................................... 2
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY
INTERFENCE STATEMENT (U.S.A ONLY) ...................................................................................................... 4
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS ......................................................................................................................... 4
INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................................................ 5
SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................................................................................... 6
FEATURES DIAGRAM ..................................................................................................................................... 7
OPERATION PROCEDURE ............................................................................................................................. 9
CONTROLS ................................................................................................................................................... 10
CLOCK ..................................................................................................................................................... 10
AUTO DEFROST ....................................................................................................................................... 11
TIME DEFROST ........................................................................................................................................ 12
COOKING IN ONE STAGE ....................................................................................................................... 13
COOKING IN TWO STAGES .................................................................................................................... 13
WEIGHT DEFROST AND COOKING IN TWO STAGES .......................................................................... 14
AUTO START ............................................................................................................................................ 15
CHECKING AUTO START TIME .............................................................................................................. 15
QUICK START .......................................................................................................................................... 15
ONE TOUCH COOKING ........................................................................................................................... 16
MORE, LESS ............................................................................................................................................ 18
CHILD SAFETY LOCK .............................................................................................................................. 18
USING THE EXHAUST FAN ..................................................................................................................... 18
USING THE COOKTOP LIGHT ................................................................................................................ 18
SAVING THE ENERGY .................................................................................................................................. 19
TO STOP THE OVEN WHILE THE OVEN IS OPERATION .......................................................................... 19
MICROWAVE UTENSILS ............................................................................................................................... 19
COOKING GUIDE ........................................................................................................................................... 21
CARE AND CLEANING .................................................................................................................................. 34
HOW TO CLEAN THE INSIDE ....................................................................................................................... 34
HOW TO CLEAN THE OUTSIDE ................................................................................................................... 34
THE EXHAUST FEATURE ............................................................................................................................. 35
REUSABLE GREASE FILTER ....................................................................................................................... 35
TO REMOVE GREASE FILTER ..................................................................................................................... 35
LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT ....................................................................................................................... 36
USE YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN SAFELY .................................................................................................... 37
BEFORE YOU CALL FOR SERVICE ............................................................................................................. 38
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ....................................................................................................................... 38
LIMITED 1 YEAR WARRANTY ....................................................................................................................... 39
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
!
WARNING - To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons or exposure to
excessive microwave energy:
11. Read all instructions before using the appliance.
12. Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS
TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY” found
on page 1.
13. This appliance must be grounded. Connect only
to properly grounded outlet. See "GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS" on page 4.
14. Install or locate this appliance in accordance
with the provided installation instructions. Do
not mount over a sink.
15. This over-the-range oven was designed for use
over ranges no wider than 22 inches. It may be
installed over both gas and electric cooking
equipment.
16. For best operation, plug this appliance into its
own electrical outlet, to prevent flickering of
lights, blowing of fuse or tripping of circuit
breaker.
17. Some products such as whole eggs and sealed
containers-for example, closed are able to
explode and should not be heated in this oven.
In rare instances, poached eggs have been
known to explode. Cover poached eggs and
allow a standing time of one minute before
cutting into them.
18. Foods with unbroken outer "skin" such as
potatoes, sausages, tomatoes, apples, chicken
livers and other giblets, and egg yolks (see
previous caution) should be pierced to allow
steam to escape during cooking. "Boilable"
cooking pouches and tightly closed plastic bags
should be slit, pierced, or vented.
19. Do not heat, store or use flammable materials in
or near the oven. Fumes can create a fire
hazard or explosion.
10. Use this appliance only for its intended use as
described in this manual. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in this appliance. This type
of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or
defrost food. It is not designed for industrial,
laboratory, or commercial use. It is intended for
home use only.
11. As with any appliance, close supervision is
necessary when used by children.
12. Do not operate this appliance if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly, or if it has been damaged or dropped.
13. This appliance should be serviced only by
qualified service personnel. Contact nearest
authorized service facility for examination,
repair or adjustment.
14. Do not cover or block any openings on the
appliance.
15. Do not use or store this appliance outdoors. Do
not use this product near water - for example,
near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near
a swimming pool, or similar locations.
16. Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
17. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
18. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or
counter.
19. When cleaning surfaces of door and oven that
come together on closing the door, use only
mild, non-abrasive soaps or detergents applied
with a sponge or soft cloth.
20. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
a. Do not overcook food. Carefully attend
appliance when paper, plastic, or other
combustible materials are placed inside the
oven to facilitate cooking. Avoid using
recycled paper products. Do not use
newspaper or other printed paper in the oven.
Such products sometimes contain impurities
which could ignite.
b. Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic
bags before placing in oven.
c. If materials inside the oven ignite, keep oven
door closed, turn oven off, and disconnect the
power cord, or shut off the power at the fuse
or circuit breaker panel.
d. Do not use the oven for storage. Do not leave
paper products, cooking utensils or food in
the oven when not in use.
e. Do not pop popcorn except in a microwave
approved popcorn popper or in a commercial
package recommended especially for
microwave ovens.
f. Do not overcook potatoes. They might
dehydrate and catch fire.
g. Do not use for drying clothes, lines,
newspaper or similar non-food items.
21. Do not operate the oven when empty or with an
empty utensil to avoid damage to the oven and
danger of fire.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
22. Do not lean on the oven door. The door is
designed to close tightly and seal properly for
safe operation. Leaning on the door may warp or
break the hinges.
23. To avoid exposure to dangerous high voltage,
DO NOT REMOVE THE SPLATTER SHIELD
inside the oven cavity.
24. Liquids heated in certain shaped containers
(especially cylindrical-shaped containers) may
become overheated and splash out with a loud
noise. For best results, stir the liquid several times
before heating. Always stir liquids several times
between reheating.
25. Read and follow specific microwave oven
preparation instructions on food packages or
containers (especially baby food). Above all,
this is a cooking appliance designed to
prepare food.
26. Use only cooking utensils and accessories made
for use in the microwave and specifically
described in this manual.
27. Microwave oven manufactures do not
recommend deep fat frying or frying in a
microwave oven. Hot oil can damage oven parts
and utensils and even result in skin burns.
28. Plastic wrap: Use only those types designed for
microwave oven use and avoid forming and airtight seal. Fold back a small corner or cut a small
slit to allow steam to escape.
29. Stay near the appliance while it is in use and
check cooking progress frequently. Leaving the
appliance unattended may result in overcooked
food and possibly a fire in your oven.
30. Foods cooked in liquids (such as pasta) may tend
to boil over more rapidly than foods containing
less moisture. Should this occur, refer to the Care
and Cleaning section for instructions on how to
clean the inside of the oven.
31. Do not use a thermometer in food you are
microwaving unless the thermometer is designed
or recommended for use in the microwave oven.
32. Plastic cookware designed for microwave
cooking is very useful, but should be used
carefully. Even microwave-safe plastic may not
be as tolerant of overcooking conditions as are
glass or ceramic materials and may soften or
char if subjected to short periods of overcooking.
In longer exposures to overcooking, the food and
cookware could ignite. For these reasons: 1) Use
microwave-safe plastics only and use then in
strict compliance with the cookware
manufacturer's recommendations. 2) Do not
subject empty cookware to microwaving. 3) Do
not permit children to use plastic cookware
without complete supervision.
33. Do not store anything directly on top of the
microwave oven surface when the oven is in
operation.
34. TV dinners may be microwaved in foil trays less
than 3/4" deep: remove top foil cover and return
tray to box. When using metal in microwave
oven, keep metal at least 1 inch away from the
sides of the oven.
35. Do not defrost frozen beverages in narrow
necked bottles.
36. Cookware may become hot because of heat
transferred from the heated food. Potholders may
be needed to handle the cookware.
37. Do not try to melt paraffin wax in the oven.
Paraffin wax will not melt in a microwave oven
because it allows microwaves to pass through it.
38. Never use sharp-edged utensils in or near the oven.
39. Hot foods and steam can cause burns. Be careful
when opening containers of hot food, including
popcorn bags, cooking pouches, and boxes. To
prevent possible injury, direct steam away from
hands and face.
40. Clean the vent hood often. Do not allow grease to
build up on the hood or the filter.
41. Use care when cleaning the vent hood filter.
Corrosive cleaning agents, such as lye-based
oven cleaners, may damage the filter.
42. When flaming foods are under the hood, turn the
fan on.
43. Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to
be overheated beyond the boiling point without
appearing to be boiling due to surface tension of
the liquid. Visible bubbling or boiling when the
container is removed from the microwave oven is
not always present. THIS COULD RESULT IN
VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING
OVER WHEN A SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL
IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID. To reduce the
risk of injury to persons:
a. Do not overheat the liquid.
b. Stir the liquid both before and halfway through
heating it
c. Do not use straight-sided containers with
narrow necks.
d. After heating, allow the container to stand in
the microwave oven for a short time before
removing the container.
e. Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or
other utensil into the container.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE
STATEMENT(U.S.A. ONLY)
WARNING:
This equipment generates and uses ISM frequency energy and if not installed and used properly,
that is in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause interference to radio
and television reception.
It has been type-tested and found to comply with limits for an ISM Equipment pursuant to part 18
of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference in
a residential installation.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the followings.
• Reorient the receiving antenna of radio or television.
• Relocate the Microwave oven with respect to the receiver.
• Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.
• Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so that microwave oven
and receiver are on different branch circuits.
THE MANUFACTURER is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by
UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATION to this microwave oven. It is the responsibility of
the user to correct such interference.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit, the grounding plug reduces
the risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for 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 the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock.
Consult a qualified electrician or serviceman if the grounding instructions are not
completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the appliance is properly
grounded, and either :
(1) 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 shall
be equal to or greater than the electrical rating of the appliance. or
(2) Do not use an extension cord, if the power supply cord is too short,
have a qualified electrician or serviceman install an outlet near the appliance.
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INSTALLATION
Refer to Installation Manual.
Power supply
This microwave oven requires a power supply of approximately 15 Amperes, 120 Volts, 60 Hz and a
grounded outlet. A short power cord is provided to reduce the risk of the user 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.
If an extension cord is used, the marked electrical rating of the cord should be at least as great as the
electrical rating of the oven.
The extension cord must be a grounding-type 3-wire cord. The longer cord should be arranged so it does
not drape over the table top or counter where children can pull on it or trip over it.
When use 3-pronged plug
When use grounding adaptor, make
sure the receptacle box is fully
grounded.
3-prong Receptacle
Receptacle
Box cover
Grounding
Lead
Receptacle Box Cover
3-prong plug
Grounding
Adaptor
Receptacle
AUTOMATIC FAN PROTECTION FEATURE
Cooking appliances installed under the oven may,
under some heavy usage conditions, cause
temperatures high enough to overheat some
internal parts of the microwave oven.
To prevent overheating from taking place, the
exhaust fan is designed to automatically turn on if
excessive temperatures occur. Should this
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happen, the fan cannot be manually turned off, but
it will automatically turn off when the internal parts
have cooled. The fan may stay on up to
approximately 30 minutes after the range and
microwave oven controls have been turned off.
SPECIFICATIONS
POWER SUPPLY
MICROWAVE
120V AC 60 Hz SINGLE PHASE WITH GROUNDING
POWER CONSUMPTION
1400 W
OUTPUT POWER
900 W (IEC 705)
FREQUENCY
2450 MHz
OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
564 X 407 X 423 mm (22.2 X16.0 X16.6 in.)
CAVITY DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
374 X 233 X 372 mm (14.7X9.2X14.6 in.)
NET WEIGHT
APPROX. 20 KG (44.1 lbs.)
TIMER
59 min. 99 sec.
POWER LEVELS
10 LEVELS
* Specifications subject to change without notice.
16.6 in
13.6 in
16.0 in
22.2 in
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FEATURES DIAGRAM
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2
3
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5
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1. Door screen - Allows viewing of food.
The screen is transparent to light, but
prevents microwave escaping.
4. Cooktop light
2. Door latch - When the door is closed it will
automatically shut off. If the door is opened
while the oven is operating, magnetron will
automatically shut off.
6. Door release button - Pushing this button
stops oven operation and opens the door.
3. Control panel
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5. Grease filter
7. Charcoal filter (optional, not shown)
FEATURES DIAGRAM (continued)
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Soup
Muffin
Baked
Potato
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Auto
Defrost
Power
Stop/
Clear
Fan
8. Time set pad - Used to set the cooking
time and the present time.
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Quick
Start
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14. Auto defrost - Used to defrost foods.
15. Power - Used to set power level.
9. Display - Cooking time, power level,
indicators and present time are displayed.
10. Quick start - Touch to set the desired
reheat time by 30 seconds.
11. One touch - Used to cook or reheat
specific quantities of food. See pages
14~16.
12. More - Used to add time to one touch
cooking.
16. Clock/A.start (Auto Start) - Used to set
clock and also used to set a delayed auto
start.
17. Stop/Clear - Used to stop the oven
operation or to delete the cooking data.
18. Start - Used to start the oven.
19. Fan - Used to turn on the exhaust fan.
20. Light-Used to turn on the cooktop light.
13. Less - Used to remove time from one
touch cooking.
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OPERATION PROCEDURE
This section includes useful information about oven operation.
1. Plug power supply cord into a standard 3- pronged 15 Amp, 120V AC 60Hz power outlet.
2. After placing the food in a suitable container, open the oven door and put it on the glass tray.
The glass tray and roller guide must always be in place during cooking.
3. Shut the door. Make sure that it is firmly closed.
oven light is on only when the microwave
1 The
oven is operating.
2
the STOP/CLEAR pad is touched during
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the oven operation, the oven stops cooking and
all information retained.
To erase all information (except the present
time), touch the STOP/CLEAR pad once more.
If the oven door is opened during the oven
operation, all information is retained.
The oven door can be opened at any time
during operation by touching the door release
button on the control panel. The oven will
automatically shut off. To restart the oven,
close the door and then touch START pad.
time a pad is touched, a BEEP will sound
3 Each
to acknowledge the touch.
START pad is touched and the oven does
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check the area between the door
oven automatically cooks on full power
4 The
unless set to a lower power level.
display will show ":0" when the oven is
5 The
plugged in.
and door seal for obstructions and make sure
the door is closed securely.
The oven will not start cooking until the door is
completely closed or the program has been
reset.
Make sure the oven is properly installed and
plugged into the electrical outlet.
clock returns to the present time when
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the cooking time ends.
WATTAGE OUTPUT CHART
• The power-level is set by pressing the POWER pad. The chart shows the display, the power level and
the percentage of power.
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Touch POWER pad
Power Level (Display)
POWER
P-HI
100%
9
P-90
90%
8
P-80
80%
7
P-70
70%
6
P-60
60%
5
P-50
50%
4
P-40
40%
3
P-30
30%
2
P-20
20%
1
P-10
10%
0
P-0
0%
Approximate Percentage of Power
CONTROLS
CLOCK
When the oven is first plugged in, the display will flash ":0" and a tone will sound. If the AC power
ever turns off, the display shows ":0" when the power comes back on.
CLOCK/
A.START
1. Touch CLOCK/A.START pad.
This is a 12 hour clock system and “12H” is
displayed.
2. Touch CLOCK/A.START pad
once more.
This is a 24 hour clock system and “24H” is
displayed.
NOTE: This oven has multiple clock
system. If you want 24 hour
clock system, omit this step
(step 2).
CLOCK/
A.START
3. Enter the correct time of day by
touching the time set pads.
The selected time blinks.
4. Touch CLOCK/A.START pad.
The display stops blinking and the colon
starts blinking.
NOTE: 1. If you selected 12 hour clock system, this digital clock allows you to set from 1:00 to 12:59.
If you selected 24 hour clock system, this digital clock allows you to set from 0:00 to 23:59.
2. If you attempt to enter an incorrect time, the time will not be set and an error signal tone will
sound. Touch CLOCK/A.START pad and re-enter the correct time.
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AUTO DEFROST
AUTO DEFROST lets you easily defrost food by eliminating guesswork in determining defrosting
time. The defrosting time is automatically determined by weight entered. Follow the steps below for
easy defrosting.
AUTO
DEFROST
1. Touch AUTO DEFROST pad.
"0.0" is displayed and the lb indicator starts
blinking.
2. Touch number pads for the
desired defrosting weight.
The display will show you what you
touched.
3. Touch START pad.
The display is changed into cooking time
and counts down the remaining time.
The oven beeps during the defrosting cycle
to signal that the food needs to be turned or
rearranged. When the defrosting time ends,
you will hear 3 beeps.
START
NOTE: The minimum weight for AUTO DEFROST is 0.5lb and the maximum weight is 6.5lb. If you
attempt to enter an improper weight, the weight will not be set and an error signal tone will
sound. Reset the weight and touch START pad.
AUTO DEFROST GUIDE
1. Unwrap item being defrosted.
2. Put the food on a microwave rack or in a
microwave-safe dish. After first or second
signal, change the position of the item being
defrosted, this includes turning over the item,
Recommended
foods.
Meat
Chops
Frankfurters, sausage
Ground meat
Beef patties
Roast
Ribs
Steak
Stew
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rotating the item, separating defrosted pieces
orsections or shielding.
Shield warm areas with small pieces of foil.
3. Min.-max. Weight:0.5-6.5 lbs.
Instructions
Separate, turn over and shiled where necessary
Separate and remove defrosted pieces.
Turn over, remove defrosted areas and break apart.
Turn over and separate patties.
Remove defrosted pieces.
Turn over and shiled.
Separate. Turn over and remove defrosted pieces.
Shiled if necessary.
Turn over and shiled.
Separate and remove defrosted pieces.
Stand time
5 minutes
2 minutes
5 minutes
5 minutes
30-90 minutes
5 minutes
5 minutes
5 minutes
Recommended
foods.
Poultry
Whole chicken
Instructions
Stand time
Turn over and shiled.
Turkey breast (breast
side up)
Turn over and shiled.
Chicken pieces
Cornish hens (whole)
Separate and remove defrosted pieces.
Turn over and shiled where necessary.
Cornish hens (split)
Seafood
Fish fillets
Shrimps, scallops
Whole fish
Turn over and shiled.
Separate and remove defrosted pieces.
Separate and remove defrosted pieces.
Turn over and shiled tail and head.
10 minutes, run
cold water in cavity.
20 minutes in
refrigerator;
Run cold water in
cavity.
5 minutes
10 minutes; run
cold water in cavity.
5 minutes
5 minutes
5 minutes
5 minutes; hold
under cold running
water.
TIME DEFROST
When TIME DEFROST is selected, the automatic cycle divides the defrosting time into periods of
alternating defrost and stand times by cycling on and off.
AUTO
DEFROST
1. Touch AUTO DEFROST pad.
The WEIGHT DEFROST indicator light and
"0.0" is displayed. And the lb indicator starts
blinking.
2. Touch AUTO DEFROST pad
once more.
The TIME DEFROST indicator lights and
":0" is displayed.
3. Touch number pads for the
desired defrosting time.
4. Touch START pad.
START
The display will show you what you
touched.
The TIME DEFROST indicator starts
blinking to show the oven is in the
TIME DEFROST mode.The display counts
down the time to show you how much
defrosting time is left in the TIME
DEFROST mode. The oven beeps during
the defrosting cycle to signal that the food
needs to be turned or rearranged. When the
defrosting time ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
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COOKING IN ONE STAGE
1. Touch POWER pad.
The STAGE1 indicator lights and "P-" is
displayed.
2. Touch the number pad for
desired power level.
This display will show you what you touched.
This example shows power level 3.
POWER
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3. Touch number pads for the
cooking time.
The display will show you what you
touched.
4. Touch START pad.
The STAGE1 indicator starts blinking to
show the oven is in the cooking mode.
The display counts down the time to show
how much cooking time is left. When the
cooking time ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
START
NOTE: 1. If steps 1 and 2 are omitted, the oven will cook at full power.
2. Your oven can be programmed for 59 minutes 99 seconds.(59:99)
3. Using lower power level increases the cooking time which is recommended for foods
such as cheese, milk and slow cooking of meats.
COOKING IN TWO STAGES
For best results, some recipes call for one power level for a certain length of time and another
power level for a different length of time.
Your microwave oven can be set to change from one to another.
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3
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1. Touch number pads for the
desired cooking time in the first
stage.
The STAGE1 indicator lights and the
display will show you what you touched.
This example shows 5 minutes 30 seconds
at full power.
2. Touch POWER pad.
The STAGE2 indicator lights and "P- " is displayed.
POWER
3. Touch the number pad for the power
level you want in the second stage.
The display will show what you touched.
4. Touch the number pads for the desired
cooking time in the second stage.
The display will show what you touched.
5. Touch START pad.
START
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Both STAGE 1 & 2 indicator lights come on and
STAGE 1 indicator light starts blinking to show you
that the oven is cooking in the first of two cook
stages.
The oven will cook at the power you selected for
STAGE 1. At the end of STAGE 1, the oven will beep
and start STAGE 2, the STAGE 1 indicator
disappears and the STAGE 2 indicator starts blinking.
The display counts down the time remaining in STAGE
2. When STAGE 2 ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
WEIGHT DEFROST AND COOKING IN TWO STAGES
All recipes require frozen foods to be defrosted fully before cooking.
This oven can be programmed to automatically defrost foods before cooking.
AUTO
DEFROST
1. Touch AUTO DEFROST pad.
The WEIGHT DEFROST indicator appears
and "0.0" is displayed. The lb indicator starts
blinking.
2. Touch number pads for the
defrosting weight you want.
The display will show you what you
touched.
3. Touch POWER pad.
The STAGE1 indicator appears and "P- " is
displayed.
4. Touch the number or POWER
pad for the power level you
want in the first stage.
The selected power level is displayed in the
display window.
5. Touch number pads for the
desired cooking time in the first
stage.
The display will show you what you
touched.
6. Touch POWER pad.
The STAGE2 indicator appears and "P-" is
displayed.
7. Touch the number pad for the
power level you want in the
second stage.
The selected power level is displayed.
8. Touch the number pads for the
cooking time you want in the
second stage.
The display will show you what you
touched.
9. Touch START pad.
The WEIGHT DEFROST, STAGE1 and
STAGE2 indicators appear simultaneously
and the WEIGHT DEFROST indicator starts
blinking to show you that the oven is in
WEIGHT DEFROST mode. The display
counts down the time remaining in WEIGHT
DEFROST mode.
When the oven beeps, turn over, break a
part and redistribute at a beep. At the end of
WEIGHT DEFROST mode, the oven will
beep and start STAGE 1. The WEIGHT
DEFROST indicator disappears and the
STAGE 1 indicator starts blinking. The
display counts down the time remaining in
STAGE 1. At the end of STAGE 1, the oven
will beep and start STAGE2.
The STAGE1 indicator disappears and the
STAGE2 indicator starts blinking. The
display counts down the time remaining in
STAGE2. When STAGE2 ends, you will
hear 3 beeps.
POWER
POWER
START
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AUTO START
Auto start can be programmed for up to two cooking stages.
Auto start can not be programmed for auto defrost.
1. Program the desired power
level and cooking time for
food to be cooked.’
CLOCK/
A.START
2. Touch CLOCK/A.START pad.
The AUTO START indicator appears and
":0" is displayed.
3. Enter the desired start time by
touching number pads.
The display will show you what you touched.
4. Touch START pad.
The present time & the cooking program
indicator appear in the display and the
AUTO START indicator & colon start
blinking. When the selected start time arrive,
the oven light turns on and the oven begins
operating. The AUTO START indicator
disappears and the next stage indicator
begins to blink. When the cooking is
completed, you will hear 3 beeps. The oven
light turns off and the present time appears
in the display.
START
NOTE: AUTO START can be used for time cooking, if the clock is set. If the oven door is opened
after programming AUTO START, it is necessary to touch the START pad for the time of
day to appear in the readout so that the oven will automatically begin programmed cooking
at the chosen AUTO START time.
Before setting, check to make sure the clock is showing the correct time of day.
CHECKING AUTO START TIME
Once AUTO START has correctly been programmed, the present time will appear on the display.
CLOCK/
A.START
1. Touch CLOCK/A.START pad.
The programmed AUTO START time will
appear on the display for 3 seconds.
QUICK START
QUICK START allows you to reheat for 30 seconds at 100% (full power) by simply touching the
QUICK START pad.
By repeatedly touching the QUICK START pad, you can also extend reheating time to 5 minutes by
30 seconds.
QUICK
START
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1. Touch QUICK START pad.
“ :30” is displayed and the oven starts
reheating after 1.5 seconds.
ONE TOUCH COOKING
One touch cooking allows you to cook or reheat many of your favorite foods by touching just one pad.
To increase quantity, touch chosen pad until number in display is the same as the desired quantity
to cook. (except for MUFFIN & REHEAT) For best results, consult the cookbook.
POPCORN
1. Touch POPCORN pad once
for a 3.5 oz bag or twice for a
1.75 oz bag.
“3.5” or “1.75” is displayed with oz indicator.
After 1.5 seconds, the oven starts cooking
and oz indicator disappears. Also the
display changes into cooking time and
counts down the remaining time. When the
cooking time ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
* POPCORN *
• 3.5 oz : Touch POPCORN pad once.
• 1.75 oz : Touch POPCORN pad twice within 1.5 seconds.
NOTE: 1. Use prepackaged room-temperature microwave popcorn.
2. Place bag in oven according to manufacturer's directions.
3. Pop only one bag at a time.
4. After popping, open bag carefully. Popcorn and steam are extremely hot.
5. Do not reheat unpopped kernels or reuse bag.
6. Do not leave oven unattended while popping corn.
CAUTION : If prepackaged popcorn is of a different weight than the recommended weight, do not
use the popcorn pad. Follow the manufacturer instruction.
SOUP
1. Touch SOUP pad once for 8 oz
soup or twice for 12 oz soup.
“8” or “12” is displayed with oz indicator.
After 1.5 seconds, the oven starts cooking
and oz indicator disappears. Also the
display changes into cooking time and
counts down the remaining time. When the
cooking time ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
* SOUP *
• 8 oz : Touch SOUP pad once.
• 12 oz : Touch SOUP pad twice within 1.5 seconds.
MUFFIN
1. Touch MUFFIN pad once to
cook 5 muffins.
“5” is displayed with NO indicator. After 1.5
seconds, the oven starts cooking and NO
indicator disappears. Also the display
changes into cooking time and counts down
the remaining time.
When the cooking time ends, you will hear 3
beeps.
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BAKED
POTATO
1. Touch BAKED POTATO pad
once for 1 NO, twice for 2 NO
or three times for 3 NO baked
potato.
“1”, “2” or “3” is displayed with NO indicator.
After 1.5 seconds, the oven starts cooking
and NO indicator disappears. Also the
display changes into cooking time and
counts down the remaining time. When the
cooking time ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
* BAKED POTATO * (5.5oz ~ 6.5oz / EA.)
• 1 NO (EA.) : Touch BAKED POTATO pad once.
• 2 NO (EA.) : Touch BAKED POTATO pad twice within 1.5 seconds.
• 3 NO (EA.) : Touch BAKED POTATO pad three times within 1.5 seconds.
FROZEN
PIZZA
1. Touch FROZEN PIZZA pad
once for 7 oz pizza or twice for
10 oz pizza.
“7” or “10” is displayed with oz indicator.
After 1.5 seconds, the oven starts cooking
and oz indicator disappears. Also the
display changes into cooking time and
counts down the remaining time. When the
cooking time ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
* FROZEN PIZZA*
• 7 oz : Touch FROZEN PIZZA pad once.
• 10 oz : Touch FROZEN PIZZA pad twice within 1.5 seconds.
NOTE: 1. Use only one frozen pizza at a time.
2. Use only frozen pizza for microwave oven.
3. If the cheese of frozen pizza does not melt sufficiently, cook a few seconds longer.
4. Some brands of frozen pizza may require more or less cooking time.
1. Touch REHEAT pad once.
“11” is displayed with oz indicator.
After 1.5 seconds, the oven starts cooking
and oz indicator disappears. Also the
display changes into cooking time and
counts down the remaining time. When the
cooking time ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
1. Touch FRESH VEG pad once
for 8 oz fresh vegetable or
twice for 12 oz fresh vegetable.
“8” or “12” is displayed with oz indicator.
After 1.5 seconds, the oven starts cooking
and oz indicator disappears. Also the
display changes into cooking time and
counts down the remaining time. When the
cooking time ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
REHEAT
FRESH
VEG
* FRESH VEGETABLE *
• 8 oz : Touch FRESH VEG pad once.
• 12 oz : Touch FRESH VEG pad twice within 1.5 seconds.
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BEVERAGE
1. Touch BEVERAGE pad once
for 1 cup, twice for 2 cups or
three times for 3 cups.
“1”, “2” or “3” is displayed with CUPS
indicator. After 1.5 seconds, the oven starts
cooking and CUPS indicator disappears.
Also the display changes into cooking time
and counts down the remaining time. When
the cooking time ends, you will hear 3
beeps.
* BEVERAGE *
• 1 cup (mug) : Touch BEVERAGE pad once.
• 2 cups (mugs) : Touch BEVERAGE pad twice within 1.5 seconds.
• 3 cups (mugs) : Touch BEVERAGE pad three times within 1.5 seconds.
NOTE: 1. This setting is good for restoring cooled beverage to a better drinking temperature.
2. Stir after cooking.
MORE, LESS
To increase/decrease one touch cooking time, use MORE/LESS pad before pressing one touch
cooking pad. The overall one touch cooking time can be increased/decreased to 20 seconds by 10
seconds.
CHILD SAFETY LOCK
The safety lock prevents unwanted oven operation such as by small children.
To set, press STOP/CLEAR pad for 3 seconds and LOCK indicator appears with a beep sound.
To cancel, press STOP/CLEAR pad for 3 seconds and LOCK indicator disappears with a beep
sound.
USING THE EXHAUST FAN
To turn on the exhaust fan, touch FAN pad once,
To turn off the exhaust fan, touch FAN pad once more.
NOTE: If the temperature gets too hot around the microwave oven, the exhaust fan in the vent hood
will automatically turn on for cooling.
It may stay on up to an hour to cool the microwave oven.
When this occurs, the FAN OFF pad will not turn the fan off.
USING THE COOKTOP LIGHT
To turn on the cooktop light, touch LIGHT pad once,
To turn off the cooktop light, touch LIGHT pad once more.
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SAVING THE ENERGY
To set, press number pad “0” for 3 seconds and the display turns off with a beep sound.
To cancel, press number pad “0” for 3 seconds and the display returns to present time with a beep sound.
NOTE: 1. If you touch any pad once while this function is set, the display will show the present time. If
you touch the desired function pad in sequence within 10 seconds, the oven starts
operating. When the cooking is completed, you will hear 3 beeps and the display will show
you the present time. After 10 seconds, the display turns off again with a beep sound.
TO STOP THE OVEN WHILE THE OVEN IS OPERATION
1. Press STOP/CLEAR pad.
· You can restart the oven by touching START pad.
· Touch STOP/CLEAR pad once more to erase all instructions.
· You must enter in new instructions.
2. Open the door.
· You can restart the oven by closing the door and touching START pad.
NOTE: Oven stops operating when door is opened.
MICROWAVE UTENSILS
UTENSIL TEST
Dishes that do not absorb microwave energy are best for microwave
cooking. Lock on the label to verify that particular cups, glasses, plates
are indeed suitable, especially paper goods. If you are not sure, try this
utensil test to check.
• Put the empty utensil in the microwave oven.
• Put one cup of water in a glass measure next to the empty utensil.
• Heat on HI for 1 minute.
• After 1 minute the water should be warm but the utensil should not.
If the utensil is warm, it is not suitable for microwave cooking.
Glass, Ceramic and China
Ovenproof glass or ceramic baking dishes are the most used microwave utensils.
Many of these items are readily available in most homes : glass measure, custard cups, mixing bowls,
covered casseroles, pie plates and round or square cake dishes. Ovenproof dinner ware is usually safe to
use in the microwave.
Do not heat or cook in glass jars or bottles.
Do not use dishes with silver, gold, platinum or other metal trim. Arcing may occur and /or the dish may
break.
Do not use delicate or stemmed glassware. Although the glass may be transparent to microwave energy,
heat from the food may cause the glassware to crack.
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Plastics
Plastic dishes, cups, mugs and bowls may be used in the oven for short periods of time. None of these
should be used in the oven for prolonged periods because distortion and melting may occur.
Check manufacturer's recommendations concerning microwave safety.
Plastic wrap can be used to cover dishes in most recipes if the dish is deep enough to avoid plastic wrap
touching the food. Always vent the wrap by folding back one corner to allow excess steam to escape.
Plastic cooking bags should be slit before cooking so excess steam can escape.
Do not use wire twist ties to close the bag. Wire twist ties can cause arcing which can damage the oven.
Paper
Paper cups, wax paper, napkins, paper towels, and plates may be used for short cooking. Prolonged time
in the oven can cause paper to burn. Do not use recycled paper products, such as brown paper bags.
They contain impurities which may cause arcing and damage the oven.
Metal
Metal utensils should not be used in the oven. Metal reflects microwave energy so foods will not cook so
foods will not cook evenly.
Metal can cause arcing and damage the oven.
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COOKING GUIDE
VEGETABLES
Vegetables are favorite foods when cooked in the
microwave. Because they cook for a shorter time and
require less water than conventional cooking, vegetables
cooked by microwave energy retain more vitamins than
when cooked by other methods.
To cook better in the microwave, vegetables should be
cut into evenly sized pieces. Baked potatoes, squash, or
vegetables with skins can be pierced with a fork and
arranged in a circle for the best cooking results. Uneven
vegetables such as asparagus or broccoli, can be
arranged in the dish alternating thick and thin ends.
Stirring, rearranging, turning over and rotating are
effective techniques to maximize the way microwave
energy cooks vegetables.
Use care in removing lid to prevent steam burn.
Standing time is an important element in successful
cooking because additional cooking will take place then.
Make a decision about desired doneness after the
standing time then add more time, if needed.
LIGHT BAKED POTATOES
4
2
1/2
2
baking potatoes, about 8 oz. each salt and pepper
cups low fat cottage cheese
cup sliced green onions
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Paprika
1. Scrub potatoes and pierce several times with a fork.
Arrange in a circle on a microwave rack.
2. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 8 minutes. Turn each
potato over. Continue cooking on P-HI for 6 to 8
minutes, or until potatoes are soft if squeezed lightly.
Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut slit on top of potato and
press ends to make opening for stuffing. Salt and
pepper to taste.
3. Meanwhile in a small bowl, combine cottage cheese,
green onions and parsley. Divide mixture evenly
among potatoes. Arrange stuffed potatoes in a circle
on a serving platter. Sprinkle with paprika
4 servings
SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1/4
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tablespoons chopped onion
medium red bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
clove garlic, minced
package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, defrosted
can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
tablespoon lemon juice
teaspoon seasoned salt
teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1. In a 2-quart casserole, combine onion, bell pepper,
and garlic.
2. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 3 minutes or until red
pepper is crisp-tender; drain spinach and squeeze
dry.
Add spinach, artichokes hearts, cream cheese,
lemon juice, salt and hot pepper sauce to red pepper
mixture; stir to mix well. Serve warm.
3 cups
EGGS AND CHEESE
Eggs and cheese are delicate foods requiring care in
microwave cooking. Piercing the yolks of eggs helps to
release steam during cooking. Stirring egg mixtures
frequently helps distribute the heat evenly. Because the
microwave energy cooks so quickly, always check to
see if the eggs are done to your satisfaction after the
standing time. At this time, stir, rearrange or turn over. If
needed, add additional time gradually. To cook only one
egg, try a lower Power setting until you get satisfactory
results.
Shredded soft cheeses and grated hard cheeses melt
well if stirred into a hot mixture. Cheese may not look
melted so always stir before determining if cheese is
melted enough. Sprinkle cheese over a hot casserole in
a thicker layer at the edges. Microwave energy cooks
from the outside in, so the outer edges will melt faster
than the center.
For cheese melt sandwiches, heat filling where possible
before adding it to the bread. Top each sandwich with a
slice of cheese and cook on P-HI for about 15 to 20
seconds for one sandwich, about 30 seconds for two
sandwiches and about 1 minute for four sandwiches or
until cheese is melted.
HARD-COOKED EGGS
4 eggs
1. In a 4-cup glass measure, break eggs. Pierce
each yolk twice with a fork.
2. Cover with wax paper. Press P-50. Cook for 2
minutes; stir to move cooked eggs from outer
edges to the center - do not mix whites and
yolks. Press P-50. Continue cooking for 2 to 3
minutes or until yolks are set; stir once during
cooking. Let stand 3 minutes.
4 servings
CREAMY MACARONI AND CHEESE
1
1
1/2
2
1/4
2
1/2
1/4
1/8
11/4
11/2
cup (4 oz.) uncooked macaroni
quart hot water
teaspoon salt
tablespoons margarine or butter
cup chopped onion
tablespoons flour
teaspoon dry mustard
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
cups milk
cups (6 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
1. In a 2-quart glass casserole, combine macaroni, water
and salt. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 7 minutes; stir
once during cooking. Continue cooking on P-HI for 8 to
10 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Drain; rinse
macaroni in a colander with hot water.
2. Heat margarine in same casserole for 30 to 40
seconds or until melted. Add onion. Cook, uncovered,
on P-HI for 1 minute or until onion is tender.
3. Add flour, mustard, salt and pepper. Gradually stir in
milk. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 7 to 8 minutes or
until sauce boils and thickens; stir after each minute.
Stir in cheese. Continue cooking on P-HI for 1
minute.
4. Add macaroni to cheese sauce; mix well. Cook,
uncovered, on P-HI for 4 minutes or until heated
thoroughly; stir once during cooking. Let stand 1
minute.
4 servings
CHEESE SPREAD
1
1/2
1
2
1
4
package (8 oz.) cream cheese
cup green onions
cup shredded carrots
teaspoons lime juice
cup (4 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
1. In a 2-quart glass casserole put cream cheese,
onions, carrots and lime juice.
2. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 3 to 4 minutes or
until cream cheese is softened. Add Monterey
Jack cheese; stir until well blended.
3. Spread on bread or crackers and top with almonds.
4 servings
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BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER SALAD
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup cauliflower florets
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 to 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. In a 2-quart glass casserole, combine broccoli and
cauliflower
2. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI for 3
to 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp; cool.
3. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, basil and
salt. Pour over vegetables; toss gently to mix.
4 servings
HOT JALAPENO SALAD
11/2 cups shredded cabbage
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup medium green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch
long thin strips
1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup sliced green onion
2 tablespoons fresh, chopped cilantro
1/4 cup Monterey Jack jalapeno cheese, cut into
1 inch cubes
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1. In a 1/2-quart glass casserole, combine cabbage,
carrots, bell pepper, tomatoes, green onion and
cilantro. Set aside.
2. In a 4-cup glass measure, combine cheese cubes,
creamed cheese and vinegar; blend well.
3. Press P-3. Cook, uncovered, for 4 minutes; stir twice
during cooking. Continue cooking on P-HI for 1
minute; stir. Let stand for 2 minutes; stir until smooth.
Pour cheese over vegetable mixture; toss gently to
mix.
4. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI for
about 3 minutes or until mixture is heated thoroughly;
stir once during cooking. Let stand for 2 minutes.
4 servings
CHINESE STIR-FRY
2
1
1
1/4
4
1/2
1
1
2
1
tablespoons vegetable oil
clove garlic, minced
teaspoon fresh ginger
cup sliced green onion
medium (or 12 small) carrots, peeled and sliced
cup green bell pepper, cut into strips
package (6 oz.) frozen pea pods
cup fresh bean sprouts
tablespoons soy sauce
cup sliced mushrooms
1. In a 2-quart glass casserole, combine oil, garlic,
ginger and onion. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 1
minute. Add carrots and green pepper.
2. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Continue
cooking on P-HI for 3 minutes.
3. Add pea pods, bean sprouts and soy sauce, stirring to
mix; cover. Continue cooking on P-HI for 2 minutes.
Stir in mushrooms. Continue cooking on P-HI for 3
minutes; stir once. Let stand, covered, for 3 minutes.
4 servings
WILTED SPINACH SALAD
6
1/4
1/2
2
2
23
slices bacon
cup bacon drippings or oil
pound fresh spinach leaves
tablespoons sugar
tablespoons vinegar
1. Arrange bacon on microwave rack. Cover with
microwave paper towel. Cook on P-HI for 4 to 5
minutes or until bacon is crisp, rearrange once during
cooking. Pour 1/4 cup bacon drippings into a 2-cup
glass measure; discard any remaining drippings.
Drain and crumble bacon.
2. Wash spinach leaves, pat dry and put in a serving
bowl. Add sugar and vinegar to reserved drippings;
stir to mix well.
3. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 1 minute or until boiling.
Carefully stir, then pour over fresh spinach. Serve
immediately.
4 servings
VEGETARIAN CHILI
1/2
1
1/2
1
1
1/4
1/8
1
1
1
2
cup celery, chopped
small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1/4 cup)
tablespoon chili powder
teaspoon salt
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
can (15 1/2 oz.) mild chili beans in sauce, undrained
can (15 oz.) Great Northern beans, drained
can (15 oz.) chick peas (garbanzo beans), drained
cans (about 15 oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1. In a 2-quart glass casserole, combine celery, onion and
green pepper.
2. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI for 3
to 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add chili
powder, salt, red pepper and black pepper to
vegetables; mix well. Stir in chili beans with sauce, Great
Northern beans, chick peas and tomatoes.
3. Continue cooking on P-HI for 18 to 20 minutes or until
heated thoroughly; stir once during cooking. Stir before
serving.
4 servings
GLAZED BABY CARROTS
1 pound peeled baby carrots
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash ground cloves
1. In a 1 1/2-quart glass casserole, combine carrots, butter,
brown sugar, cinnamon and cloves.
2. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI for 9
to 10 minutes or until carrots are tender; stir every 2
minutes during cooking. Let stand for 3 minutes.
4 servings
CANDIED SWEET POTATOES
2
2
1/4
1/4
1
2
1/4
medium sweet potatoes (about 1 1/4 1bs.)
medium tart baking apples
cup apple cider or juice
cup firmly packed brown sugar
teaspoon cinnamon
tablespoon margarine or butter
cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
1. Wash and peel sweet potatoes and apples; slice in 1/4inch slices. Layer slices in a 1 1/2-quart glass casserole.
Pour juice over the top. In a small bowl, combine brown
sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle on top; cut margarine into
small pieces; place evenly on top. Sprinkle with nuts.
2. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI for 12
to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
3. Let stand for 3 minutes.
4 servings
GREEN BEANS IN CREAM SAUCE
1 package (10 oz.) frozen French-style green beans
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream of celery soup,
undiluted
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1 can (2.8 oz.) French fried onions
1. In a 2-quart glass casserole, place green beans.
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI
for 4 to 5 minutes or until heated. Let stand, covered,
for 5 minutes; drain. Stir in mushrooms, soup, milk
and soy sauce.
2. Continue cooking on P-HI for 5 minutes or until
heated thoroughly. Add half onions; stir. Continue
cooking on P-HI for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with
remaining onions. Cook, uncovered, for 1 minute. Let
stand, uncovered, for 2 minutes before serving.
4 servings
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FISH AND SEAFOOD
Delicate, tender fish is the result when cooked in the
microwave. Because it is moist cooking, the finished
fish and seafood, if cooked for the appropriate time, will
be opaque and flake with a fork with no signs of
dryness.
cover more than one-third of any item; do not let the foil
pieces touch each other or the sides of the microwave
oven, and be sure that all ends are tucked under and
lie flat to the food. Cover with wax paper to prevent
spattering.
Because fish is unevenly shaped, the arrangement is
critical to success. To arrange several fillets in a deep
glass pie plate, put thicker edges to the outside and
thinner edges to the inside. Try to create a circle for
best results, even overlap thin ends where necessary
to achieve overall even thickness.
Seafood cooks very quickly in the microwave-about 3
to 4 minutes per pound. Wait for stand time, then
proceed carefully with extra time, to finish cooking
without overcooking. Cooked seafood will be opaque
and firm, but not tough.
Single items may do better if the thin ends are shielded
with a foil. Some rules apply to the use of foil-Never
CRUMB-COATED BAKED FISH
1
1
1
1/2
1
cup seasoned bread crumbs
teaspoon dried parsley
teaspoon lemon pepper
cup plain yogurt
pound fresh or thawed frozen fish fillets
1. In a deep glass pie plate, combine bread crumbs,
parsley and lemon pepper. Coat fish with yogurt;
then coat with crumb mixture.
2. Arrange fish in an 8-inch square glass baking dish
with thick edges to the outside. Cover with a wax
paper with the vented corner. Cook on P-HI for 7
to 9 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested
with a fork.
4. servings
FISH ROLL-UPS
1
1
2
1/4
4
1/2
25
package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach
teaspoon instant minced onion
teaspoons lemon juice
cup soft cream cheese
fresh fish fillets, 1/2-inch thick (about 3/4 lb.)
teaspoon paprika
1. Open spinach package. Place package on a paper
towel. Cook on P-HI for 7 minutes. Drain spinach and
place in a mixing bowl. Stir in onion and lemon juice.
2. Spread cream cheese evenly on fish fillets. Divide
spinach evenly; spread over cream cheese. Roll up
fish; secure with wooden picks. Place fish in a deep
glass pie plate; sprinkle with paprika.
3. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI for 5 to
7 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a
fork. Remove wooden picks.
4 servings
FISH FILLET AMANDINE
1/4
1/2
1
1
1
cup margarine or butter, divided
cup slivered almonds
teaspoon almond liqueur, optional
pound fresh or thawed frozen fish fillets
tablespoon lemon juice
1. In a 2-cup glass measure, heat 2 tablespoons
margarine on P-HI for 1 minute or until melted. Add
almonds. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 2 minutes or
until almonds are lightly toasted; stir twice during
cooking. Stir in liqueur if desired.
2. In an 8-inch square glass baking dish, heat 2
tablespoons margarine on P-HI for 1 minute. Place
fish in baking dish, turning to coast both sides in
margarine. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Cover with
vented plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI for 5 to 6 minutes
or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
3. Top with toasted almonds.
4 servings
WINE-POACHED FISH
1
1/4
1/4
1/8
1
1/2
cup dry white wine
teaspoon rosemary leaves, crushed
teaspoon salt
teaspoon white pepper
pound fresh or defrosted fish fillets
lemon, thinly sliced
1. In an 8-inch square glass baking dish, combine
wine, rosemary, salt and pepper. Add fish, thick
edges to the outside. Top with lemon slices.
2. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI for 5
to 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested
with a fork.
4 servings
COOKING FISH AND SEAFOOD
1. Arrange fish and seafood on a microwave rack (fillets, steaks, lobster) or in an appropriate glass casserole
(scallops).
2. Cover with wax paper and set on glass turntable in a microwave.
3. Calculate cooking time by multiplying weight of the fish or seafood by the time recommended per pound.
4. The microwave will cook on P-HI unless another power level is entered at the time of cooking. To choose another
power level, and begin cooking, press Power continuously to program the recommended power level. Press the
number pad to program the calculated time. Press START.
5. Check progress about halfway through the cooking time; turn over, rearrange or shield, as needed.
6. Within several minutes before the end of cooking check fish or seafood to determine if time needs adjusting. Wait
until the stand time before making the final decision.
ITEM
Fish Fillets--or-Fish Steaks
Shrimp--or-Scallops
Lobster Tail
POWER
COOK
STAND TIME
P-HI
5-7 minutes per pound
2 minutes
P-HI
3-4 minutes per pound
2 minutes
P-HI
6-8 minutes per pound
2 minutes
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POULTRY
Juicy and moist describes poultry cooked by microwave
energy. It is a superior method for cooking chicken to be
used in casseroles, salads, or to have for sandwiches. See
Poached Chicken recipe.
Arrangement is very important with poultry and its uneven
shapes. Try to arrange pieces in a circular pattern wherever
possible for the most even defrosting or cooking. The
rounded part of the drumstick should go at the outer edge,
for example, while the thinner end goes to the middle of the
dish. Continue with other pieces until the overall layer is
fairly even. Cover with wax paper to prevent spattering.
Poultry defrosts well with our AUTO DEFROST feature. Be
sure that all poultry is completely defrosted before cooking.
Check for doneness after stand time is over.
Remember that more cooking will take place during
standing time. Poultry must be cooked to an internal
temperature of 160°F for boneless pieces, to 170°F for
bone-in pieces and to 185°F for whole birds.
Poultry is done when the meat is no longer pink and the
juices are the colour of chicken broth with no traces of pink.
Be sure to check for these signs by cutting into the inner
thigh. You may also check for the internal temperature with
an instant-read thermometer. Occasionally the bones will
show red spots, but this does not affect the doneness.
POACHED CHICKEN
2
1
1
1
1
bone-in chicken breast halves (about 1 lb.)
celery stalk, cut up
medium carrot, cut up
small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
cup chicken broth
1. In a 2-quart casserole, place chicken breast halves.
Add celery, carrot, onion and chicken broth.
2. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI
for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink
and juices run clear; turn chicken over halfway
through cooking. Let stand 5 minutes.
4 servings
BBQ CHICKEN
1 broiler-fryer chicken, cut in serving pieces
(21/2 to 3 lbs.)
1/2 cup catsup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. On a
microwave rack, arrange chicken pieces skin side
down in a single layer with thickest parts to outside.
2. In a 2-cup glass measure, combine catsup, brown
sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire, mustard, salt and
pepper. Reserve 1/2 cup of sauce.
3. Brush half of remaining barbecue sauce over chicken.
Cover with wax paper. Cook on P-HI for 10 minutes.
Rearrange and turn over chicken; brush with
remaining sauce. Continue cooking on P-HI for 8 to
10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and
juices run clear. Let stand 3 minutes. Serve with
reserved sauce.
4 servings
MEXICAN CHICKEN RICE CASSEROLE
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into
strips
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon margarine or butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup mild or medium salsa
1 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup quick cooking rice
1 cup corn chips, crushed to 1/2 cup
1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar
cheese
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1. Season chicken with cumin and salt. In a 11/2-quart
casserole, heat margarine on P-HI for 50 to 60
seconds or until melted; stir in chicken and garlic.
2. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 6 to 8 minutes or until
chicken is no longer pink; stir three times during
cooking. Stir in salsa, chicken broth and rice.
3. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI
for 4 to 5 minutes or until boiling. Let stand, covered,
until liquid is absorbed, about 4 minutes. Stir; sprinkle
with crushed corn chips and cheese.
4. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or
until cheese is melted.
4 servings
MEATS
Tender cuts of meat do well in the microwave,
especially when cooked at lower power levels. Be sure
meat is fully defrosted before cooking. Consult the
meat cooking charts for details.
range reflects time suggested for medium meat; the
higher number for well done. It is always possible to
add time if needed, so it is best to start with the lower
number for calculating the time.
The exact time to cook each piece of meat will depend
on the shape of the meat, the weight, the starting
temperature of the meat and the desired doneness.
Our timings assume the meat is taken from the proper
storage (refrigerated). The lower number in the time
Stand time after cooking is an important aspect of
microwave cooking since more cooking will take place
then. The residual heat in the food will equalize and
finish the cooking process. Always check for doneness
after the stand time.
MEATBALLS
1
1/3
1/4
1/4
1
1
1
1
1/4
egg, beaten
cup milk
cup quick cooking oats, uncooked
cup dry bread crumbs
pound lean ground meat
(combination of beef and pork or turkey)
medium onion, chopped
tablespoon dried parsley flakes
teaspoon salt
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. In a small bowl, combine egg, milk, oats and bread
crumbs; let stand 2 minutes. In mixing bowl, combine
ground meat, onion, parsley, salt and pepper. Add
egg mixture; mix well. Form meat mixture into 24
meatballs.
2. In a 2-quart casserole, place meatballs in a single
layer. Cover with wax paper. Cook on P-HI for 10 to
12 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; turn
meatballs twice during cooking. Drain meatballs; let
stand for 3 minutes before serving.
4 servings
PEPPER STEAK
1 pound beef steak
(flank, round or sirloin)
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic/salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 large green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 medium onion, sliced
2 medium tomatoes, peeled and quartered
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 cup brown gravy
Hot cooked rice
1. Slice beef across the grain into strips. In a 2-quart
glass casserole, combine vinegar, water, soy sauce,
garlic, salt, sugar and ground ginger. Add meat to
mixture; coat each piece. Cover with lid or plastic
wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
2. Remove bowl from refrigerator. Stir in green bell
pepper and onion; cover. Press Power pad
continuously by P-80. Cook, uncovered, for 5
minutes. Stir in tomatoes and mushrooms.
3. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Press Power
pad by P-90. Continue cooking for 10 minutes or until
meat is tender; stir once during cooking. Add brown
gravy to meat mixture; stir.
4. Continue cooking on P-HI for 4 to 5 minutes or until
meat mixture is thoroughly heated. Let stand for 3
minutes.
4 servings
TIP
Thin pieces of meat are no longer pink when fully cooked. Take meat from the microwave
while slightly pink to prevent overcooking during standing time.
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PORK SAUSAGE CASSEROLE
1
3
2
1
medium red onion
green apples, seeded and cubed
tablespoons margarine or butter
package (12 oz.) bulk pork sausage, cooked,
drained and crumbled
1 sweet potato (about 8 oz.) cooked, peeled and
cubed
1 jar (12 oz.) pork gravy
1. Peel onion and cut in half. Slice it thinly. In a 2-quart
glass casserole, combine onion, apples and
margarine.
2. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI
for 5 minutes, or until onions and apples are tender.
Stir in sausage, sweet potato and gravy.
3. Continue cooking on P-HI for 7 to 9 minutes or until
heated thoroughly.
4 servings
SWEET 'N' SOUR PORK
1
3/4
2
2
2
1
1
1
2
2
1/4
pound boneless pork cubes
cup apricot preserves
tablespoons mustard
tablespoons apple cider vinegar
tablespoons light soy sauce
can (8 oz.) sliced water chestnuts, drained
can (8 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained
can (11 oz.) mandarin orange segments, drained
pounds frozen pea pods, cooked and drained
cups cooked rice
cup sliced almonds
1. In a 2-quart glass casserole, place pork cubes. Cover
with wax paper. Cook on P-HI for 7 minutes; stir once
during cooking to rearrange cooked cubes. Drain
pork.
2. Stir in apricot preserves, mustard, vinegar, soy sauce,
water chestnuts, pineapple, oranges and pea pods.
Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 3 minutes or until
heated thoroughly. Serve over cooked rice and top
with sliced almonds.
4 servings
BEEF, PEPPERS AND PASTA
3 cups bell pepper chunks
(red, yellow and green)
1 cup onion, sliced
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked beef
2 cups cooked elbow macaroni, drained
1 can (14.5 oz.) seasoned diced tomatoes,
undrained
1 jar (14 oz.) traditional-style pasta sauce
1. In a 2-quart glass casserole, combine bell peppers,
onions and margarine. Cover with lid or vented
plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI for 6 to 7 minutes or
until vegetables are tender.
2. Stir in beef, macaroni, tomatoes and pasta sauce.
Continue cooking on P-HI for 6 to 7 minutes or
until heated thoroughly.
4 servings
LAMB SHEPHERD CASSEROLE
2
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
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cups sliced celery
cup sliced carrots
tablespoons margarine or butter
cups cubed cooked potatoes
cups cubed cooked lamb
can (15 1/4 oz.) whole kernel corn, drained
can (10 3/4 oz.) cream of celery soup, undiluted
jar (12 oz.) onion gravy
1. In a 2-quart glass casserole, combine celery,
carrots and margarine. Cover with lid or vented
plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI for 6 minutes or until
vegetables are tender.
2. Stir in potatoes, lamb, corn, soup and gravy.
Continue cooking on P-HI for 8 to 10 minutes or
until heated thoroughly.
4 servings
CHICKEN RICE SOUP
Poached Chicken
(see recipe on Page 27)
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup instant rice, uncooked
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1. Prepare Poached Chicken according to recipe.
Remove chicken, cool about 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove bones and cut chicken into bite-size pieces.
2. Meanwhile, add 2 cups chicken broth to poaching
liquid in the medium glass casserole.
3. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI
for 8 minutes. Stir in chicken, rice and parsley.
Continue cooking, on P-HI for 5 to 6 minutes or until
heated thoroughly. Let stand for 5 minutes or until
rice has softened. Stir before serving.
4 servings
POTATO SOUP
3
1/2
1/2
1
1
2
1/2
1/2
1/4
cups peeled, diced potatoes
cup chopped onion
cup chopped celery
can (13 3/4 oz.) chicken broth
can (5 oz.) evaporated skim milk
teaspoons dried parsley
teaspoon salt
teaspoon dried thyme
teaspoon pepper
1. In a 2-quart glass casserole, combine potatoes,
onion, celery and broth.
2. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Cook on P-HI
for 13 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
3. Stir in evaporated milk, parsley, salt, thyme and
pepper. Continue cooking on P-HI for 5 minutes or
until heated thoroughly.
4 servings
SAUCES AND GRAVIES
Sauces and gravies are foolproof when made in the
microwave oven. Scorching, sticking, overcooking are
no longer problems when the sauces are cooked in a
glass measure with a handle. The sauce cooks more
evenly, but it is pourable. Select a sizable utensil that is
double the size of the recipe to allow for bubbling up and
prevent spilling over.
Stir before serving as well.
Sauces add a nice touch of variety to menus. They can
be made ahead and stored covered in the refrigerator
until ready to reheat and serve. If you wish to add a
sauce or gravy to cooked meats, it is best to heat the
sauce fully first, then add the meat and cook for 1 to 2
minutes to heat thoroughly. This method prevents
overcooking the meat.
It is important to stir frequently to prevent lumps,
especially after mixture has boiled. A whisk is helpful to
stir cooked areas into those that are not yet thickened.
Our versatile collection of sauces will enhance your main
dishes and even desserts for creative menu planning.
BELL PEPPER SAUCE
1 1/2 cups chopped green bell pepper
1 1/2 cups chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. In a 2-quart glass measure, combine chopped
bell peppers, onion, parsley, salt, basil and
pepper.
2. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 8 to 10 minutes or
until vegetables are tender; stir three times
during cooking.
3. Puree vegetable mixture in blender.
1 1/2 cups
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TOMATO SAUCE
1
1
1
1/4
1/4
can (29 oz.) tomato sauce
teaspoon Italian seasoning
teaspoon sugar
teaspoon garlic powder
teaspoon black pepper
1. In a 2-quart glass measure, combine tomato sauce,
seasoning, sugar, garlic powder and pepper.
2. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 8 to 10 minutes or until
mixture just begins to boil; stir frequently during
cooking.
3. Let stand for 2 minutes. Stir before serving.
4 cups
TIP
Combine sauces with cooked meat or sausage for creative pasta toppings.
SWEET 'N' SOUR SAUCE
3/4
1
2
1
1
2
cup apricot preserves
can (6 oz.) pineapple juice
tablespoons apple cider vinegar
tablespoon Dijon mustard
tablespoon soy sauce
tablespoons cornstarch
1. In a 4-cup glass measure, combine preserves,
pineapple juice, vinegar, mustard, soy sauce and
cornstarch; mix well.
2. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 8 to 10 minutes or
until thickened; stir twice during cooking.
1 1/2 cups
WHITE SAUCE
2
2
1/2
1 1/4
tablespoons margarine or butter
tablespoons flour
teaspoon salt
cups milk
1. In a 2-cup glass measure, heat margarine on P-HI
for 50 to 60 seconds or until melted. Add flour and
salt; stir to blend well.
2. Add milk gradually, stirring constantly. Cook,
uncovered, on P-HI for 4 to 41/2 minutes or until
mixture boils; stir every minute during cooking. Stir
before serving
1 1/4 cups
HERB WHITE SAUCE
2
2
1/2
11/4
2
tablespoons margarine or butter
tablespoons flour
teaspoon salt
cups milk
teaspoons each chopped fresh basil, oregano
and parsley
1. In a 2-cup glass measure, heat margarine on P-HI
for 50 to 60 seconds or until melted. Add flour and
salt; stir to blend well.
2. Add milk grodually, stirring constantly. Cook,
uncovered on P-HI for 4 to 41/2 minutes or until
mixture boils; stir every minute during cooking.
3. Stir in herbs before serving.
1 1/2 cups
CHEESE SAUCE
2
2
1/2
1/2
1/8
1 1/4
1 1/2
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tablespoons margarine or butter
tablespoons flour
teaspoon salt
teaspoon dry mustard
teaspoon white pepper
cups milk
cups (6 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
1. In a 2-cup glass measure, heat margarine on P-HI
for 50 to 60 seconds or until melted. Add flour and
salt; stir to blend well.
2. Add milk gradually, stirring constantly. Cook,
uncovered, on P-HI for 4 to 41/2 minutes or until
mixture boils; stir every minute during cooking.
3. Add cheese; stir well. Cook on P-HI for 30 seconds
or until cheese is melted. Stir before serving.
2 3/4 cups
DESSERTS
A sweet ending to a meal is a lot easier in the microwave oven. Quick to make, delicious to eat, these desserts
offer something for everyone. We have selected those that do well in the microwave oven. Candies, for example,
are excellent when prepared the microwave way.
To get the most even cooking, plan to make desserts in a deep glass pie plate where possible. Use a paper towel
as a cover for bar cookies to equalize the cooking process. It peels off easily when done. Appearances are not
what we are accustomed to seeing, but frosting or a dusting of confectioner's sugar helps create eye appeal.
Crumb pie shells do quite well in the microwave, as do most fruit desserts. To get a head start on pie fillings,
simply heat in a large glass measure; stir well to distribute the heat, then pour into the prepared pie shell.
High sugar mixtures get very hot in the microwave so use great care(and hot pads) when handling.
BROWNIES
2
6
1
2
1
1
1/4
2
squares unsweetened chocolate, 1oz. each
tablespoons margarine or butter
cup sugar
eggs
teaspoon vanilla
cup flour
teaspoon salt
tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
1. In a 1 1/2-quart glass measure, put chocolate
squares and margarine.
2. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 1 1/2 minutes; stir to
finish melting chocolate.
3. Pour it in sugar, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Stir in
flour and salt; mix well. Spread evenly into a deep
glass pie plate. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 5
minutes or until no longer doughy on the bottom.
4. Let brownies stand for 15 minutes. Sift
confectioner's sugar over brownies and cut into
serving pieces.
18 pieces
CHEESECAKE
1/4
1
2
1/2
1
1/2
2
cup margarine or butter
cup gingersnap crumbs
package (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
cup sugar
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
teaspoon vanilla extract
eggs, beaten
Fresh fruit or canned fruit pie filling
1. In a deep glass pie plate, heat margarine on P-HI
for 1 minute or until melted. Add crumbs and stir
into margarine with a fork to combine. Press
evenly into bottom and sides of pie plate. Cook,
uncovered, on P-HI for 2 minutes. Let stand.
2. In a 2-quart glass measure, place cream cheese,
sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Add eggs; mix until
well blended. Pour mixture into crust. Cook,
uncovered, on P-HI for 5 minutes.
3. Shield edges with strips of foil, be certain to tuck all
foil edges under. Continue cooking, uncovered, on
P-HI for 2 to 3 minutes or until center is almost set.
Remove foil; cool and chill thoroughly before
serving.
4. Top cheesecake with fruit.
6 servings
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RICE PUDDING
1 package (3 oz.) regular vanilla pudding and pie
filling (not instant)
2 cups milk
1/2 cup instant rice, uncooked
1/3 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Dash of nutmeg
1. In a 2-quart glass casserole, combine all
ingredients.
Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 6 minutes or until
thickened; stir three times during cooking.
2. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Serve warm or
chilled.
4 servings
For a variation, substitute regular banana or coconut
cream pudding and pie filling for vanilla.
TOFFEE FUDGE
4
2/3
1/4
1/2
1
1
cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
cup unsweetened cocoa powder
cup milk
cup margarine or butter
teaspoon vanilla
cup English toffee bits or broken toffee candy
1. In a 1 1/2-quart glass casserole, blend
confectioner’s sugar and cocoa. Pour in milk and
place margarine on top. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI
for 3 minutes or until butter is melted.
2. Stir in vanilla; beat with a wooden spoon until
smooth.
Stir in toffee bits.
3. Pour mixture into buttered 8-inch square pan.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Cut into squares.
16 squares
CHOCOLATE CLUSTERS
2
1
1
1/2
3/4
1/3
2
1
cups broken pretzels
cup miniature marshmallows
cup salted peanuts
cup raisins
cup sugar
cup milk
tablespoons margarine or butter
package (12 oz.) milk chocolate chips
(about 2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In a large bowl, combine pretzels, marshmallows;
peanuts and raisins.
2. In a 4-cup glass measure, combine sugar, milk,
and margarine. Cook, uncovered, on P-HI for 3 to
4 minutes or until mixture boils; stir once during
heating. Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla until
chips are melted and mixture is smooth, about 2
minutes.
3. Pour chocolate mixture over pretzel mixture. Stir
until well coated. Drop by tablespoonful onto wax
paper-lined cookie sheet. Chill until firm.
3 dozen clusters
For a variation, add other types of fruits, nuts or
chocolate chips.
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CARE AND CLEANING
Keep your oven clean and sweet smelling. Opening the door a few minutes after cooking helps air out
the inside. An occasional through wiping a solution of baking soda and water keeps the inside fresh.
Don’t use sharp-edged utensils on your oven. The inside and outside oven walls can be scratched.
The control panel can be damaged.
BE CERTAIN POWER IS OFF BEFORE CLEANING ANY PART OF THIS OVEN.
How to Clean the Inside
Walls and floor. some spatters can be removed
with a paper towel, others may require a damp
cloth. Remove greasy spatters with a sudsy cloth,
then rinse with a damp cloth. Do not use abrasive
cleaners on oven walls. NEVER USE A
COMMERCIAL OVEN CLEANER ON ANY PART
OF YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN.
with a damp cloth to remove all soil. DO NOT USE
ABRASIVES, SUCH AS CLEANING POSDERS
OR STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS.
THEY WILL DAMAGE THE SURFACE.
Door(inside). windos : Wipe up spatters daily and
wash when soiled with a damp cloth. Rinse
thoroughly and dry.
Metal and plastic parts on door : Wipe frequently
How to Clean the Outside
Case. Clean the outside of your oven with soap
and damped cloth, rinse with a damp cloth and
then dry.
Wipe the window clean with a damp cloth.
Chrome trim is best wiped with a damp cloth and
then with a dry towel.
Control Panel. Wipe with a damp cloth. Dry
thoroughly. Do not use cleaning sprays, large
amounts of soap and water, a brasive or sharp
objects on the panel - they can damage it.
ROLLER GUIDE
Door Surface. When cleaning surfaces of the door
and oven that come together on closing door, use
only mild, non-abrasive soaps or detergents
applied with a sponge or soft cloth.’
Power Cord. If the cord becomes soiled, unplug
and wash with a damp cloth. For stubborn spots,
sudsy water may used, but be certain to rinse with
a damp cloth and dry thoroughly before plugging
cord into outlet.
Glass Tray
Roller Guide
1. The ROLLER GUIDE and oven floor should be
cleaned frequently to prevent excessive noise.
2. The ROLLER GUIDE MUST ALWAYS be used
for cooking together with the Glass Tray.
GLASS TRAY
1. DO NOT operate the oven without the Glass
Tray in place.
2. DO NOT use any other Glass Tray with this
oven.
3. If Glass Tray is hot, ALLOW TO COOL before
cleaning or placing it in water.
4. DO NOT cook directly on the Glass Tray.
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THE EXHAUST FEATURE
The exhaust hood feature on your microwave
oven is equipped with two metal filters which
collect grease. When the fan is operated, air is
drawn up through the filters and is then
discharged through the provide venting to the
outside.
GREASE FILTER
COOKTOP LIGHT
Reusable grease filter
the grease filters should be cleaned at least once a month. Never operate the microwave without the
filters in place. In situations where flaming might occur on surfaces below hood, filters will stop the entry of
flames into the unit.
To Remove Grease Filter
To Clean Grease Filter
To remove grease filter, grasp the “finger hold”
on the filter and slide to the rear. Then pull filter
downward and to the front. The filter will drop out.
To clean grease filter, soak it and then agitate
filter in solution of hot water and detergent.
Don’t use ammonia or ammonia products because
they will darken the metal. Light brushing can be
used to remove embedded dirt.
Rinse, shake and remove moisture before
replacing.
To replace grease Filter, slide the filter in the
frame slot on the back of the opening. Pull filter
upward and to the front to lock into place.
To Replace Charcoal Filter
• Remove the screws on the front of the grille and
remove the grille.
• Change the charcoal Filter.
• Replace the grille and screws.
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CHARCOAL FILTER
GRILLE
LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
Cooktop Light
REMOVE THE SCREW
To replace the cooktop light, first disconnect
power at main fuse or circuit breaker panel or
pull plug. Remove screw on left side of light
compartment cover and lower cover until it stops.
Be sure bulbs to be replaced are cool before
removing. Break-the adhesive seat by gently
unscrewing the bulbs. Replace with 30-watt
incandescent bulbs available from your supplier.
High intensity 30-watt bulbs, which are available in
supermarkets and hardware stores, may also be
use for replacements. Raise light compartment
cover and replace screw.
Connenct electrical power to microwave oven.
Clean off the grease and dust on hood surfaces often.
Use a solution of warm water and detergent. About 1
tablespoon of ammonia may be added to the water.
Take care not to touch the filters and enamel surfaces
with this solution; ammonia will darken metal.
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USE YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN SAFELY
GENERAL USE
Do not attempt to defeat or tamper with safety interlocks.
Do not place any object between the oven front frame and the door or allow residue to build up on sealing
surfaces. Wipe with a mild detergent, rinse and dry. Never use abrasive powders or pads.
Do not subject the oven ddor strain or weight such as a child hanging on an open door.
This could cause the oven to fall forward resulting in injury to you and damage to the oven.
Do not operate the oven if door seals or sealing surfaces are damaged; or if door is bent; or if hinges are
loose or broken.
Do not operate the oven empty. This will damage the oven.
Do not attempt to dry clothes, newspapers or other materials in the oven. They may catch on fire.
Do not use recycled paper products as they may contain impurities which may cause sparks or fires.
Do not hit or strike the control panel with hard objects. This can damage the oven.
FOOD
Never use your microwave oven for HOME CANNING. The oven is not designed for proper home
canning.
Improperly canned food may spoil and be dangerous to consume.
Always use the minimum recipe cooking time. It is better to undercook rather than over cook foods.
Undercooked foods can be returned to the oven for more cooking. If food is overcooked, nothing can be
done.
Heat small quantities of food or foods with low moisture carefully. These can quicky dry out, burn or catch
on fire.
Do not heat eggs in the shell. Pressure may build up and eggs can explode.
Potatoes, apples, egg yolks and sausages are examples of food with non-porous skins.
These must be pierced before cooking to prevent bursting.
Do not attempt to deep fat fry in your microwave oven.
Always stir liquids before heating. Heated liquids can erupt, if not mixed with air.
Do not pop popcorn in a paper bag unless it is the commercially prepared Microwave Popcorn product.
The kernels can overheat and ignite a brown paper bag.
Do not exceed the Microwave Popcorn manufacturers' suggested popping time. Longer popping does
not yield more popcorn but it can result in scorch burn of fire. Remember, the popcorn bag and tray can
be too hot to handle. Remove with caution and use pot holders.
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BEFORE YOU CALL FOR SERVICE
Refer to following checklist, you may prevent an unnecessary service call.
* The oven doesn't work;
1. Check that the power cord is securely plugged in.
2. Check that the door is firmly closed.
3. Check that the cooking time is set.
4. Check for a blown circuit fuse or tripped main circuit breaker in your house.
* Sparking in the cavity;
1. Check utensils. Metal containers or dishes with metal trim should not be used.
2. Check that metal skewers or foil does not touch the interior walls.
If there is still a problem, contact the service station.
A list of these stations is included in the oven.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SERVICE THE OVEN YOURSELF!
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
* Q : I accidentally ran my microwave oven without any food in it. Is it damaged?
* A : Running the oven empty for a short time will not damage the oven.
However, it is not recommended.
* Q : Can the oven be used with the glass tray or roller guide removed?
* A : No. Both the glass tray and roller guide must always be used in the oven before cooking.
* Q : Can I open the door when the oven is operating?
* A : The door can be opened anytime during the cooking operation. Then microwave energy will be
instantly switched off and the time setting will maintain until the door is closed and START is
touched.
* Q : Why do I have moisture in my microwave oven after cooking?
* A : The moisture on the side of your microwave oven is normal. It is caused by steam from cooking food
hitting the cool oven surface.
* Q : Does microwave energy pass through the viewing screen in the door?
* A : No. The metal screen bounces back the energy to the oven cavity. The holes are made to allow light
to pass through. They do not let microwave energy pass through.
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Microwave Oven Warranty
MC Appliance Corp. warrants each new Microwave Oven to be free from defects in material
and workmanship and agrees to remedy any such defect or to furnish a new part(s) (at the
company’s option) for any part(s) of the unit that has failed during the warranty period. Parts
and labor expenses are covered on this unit for a period of one year after the date of
purchase. In addition MC Appliance Corp. warrants the Magnetron (part only) to be free from
defects in material and workmanship for a period of 5 years.
The consumer is responsible for all labor and transportation expenses related to the
diagnosis and replacement of the Magnetron after the initial one- year warranty expires. If in
the event the unit requires replacement or refund under the terms of this warranty the
consumer is responsible for all transportation expenses to return the unit to our factory prior
to receiving a replacement unit or refund. A copy of the dated sales receipt / invoice is
required to receive warranty service, replacement or refund.
This warranty covers appliances in use within the continental United States.
The warranty does not cover the following:
• Damages due to shipping damage or improper installation.
• Damages due to misuse or abuse.
• Content losses due to failure of the unit.
• Repairs performed by unauthorized service agents.
• Service calls that do not involve defects in material and workmanship such as instruction
on proper use of the product or improper installation.
• Replacement or resetting of house fuses or circuit breakers.
• Failure of this product if used for other then its intended purpose.
• Disposal costs of failed units not returned to our factory.
• Any delivery / installation costs incurred as the result of a unit that fails to perform as
specified.
• Expenses for travel and transportation for product service if your appliance is located in a
remote area where service by an authorized service technician is not available.
• Removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is
not installed in accordance with published installation instructions.
This warranty is in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied and no representative or
person is authorized to assume for us any other liability in connection with the sale of this
product. Under no circumstances is the consumer permitted to return this unit to the factory
without prior written consent from MC Appliance Corp.
Model
Parts
MCO2212ARB One-Year
MCO2212ARW
Labor
One-Year
Magnetron (Part Only)
Five Years
Type of Service
Carry In
For Service or Assistance please call 888 775-0202
Or visit us on the web at www.mcappliance.com
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