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website : http : / / us . lgservice . com OWNER'SMANUAL & COOKINGGUIDE PLEASE READ HS OWNERS MANUAL Tb OROUGHLY BEFORE OPERAS IIG P / NO . 3828W5A8135
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Thank you for purchasing a GoldStar microwave oven . Please record the model number and serial Model No : number of this unit for future reference . We also Serial No : suggest you record the details of your contact Dealer : with GoldStar ( LG Electronics U . S . A . , Inc . ) concerning this unit . Dealer Phone No : Customer Relations Staple your receipt here to prove your retail purchase . LG Electronics U . S . A . , Inc . Service Division Bldg . # 3 201 James Record Rd . Huntsville , AL 35824 - 0126 PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY . . . ( a ) Do not attempt to operate this oven with ( c ) Do not operate the oven if it is damaged . the door open since open - door operation It is particularly important that the oven can result in harmful exposure to door closes properly and that there is no microwave energy . It is important not to damage to the : defeat or tamper with the safety ( 1 ) Door ( bent ) , interlocks . ( 2 ) Hinges and latches ( broken or loosened ) , ( 3 ) Door seals and sealing surfaces . ( b ) Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on ( d ) The oven should not be adjusted or sealing surfaces . repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel . - 2 -
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PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE SENSOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE Sensor Cooking Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 ENERGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Adding or Subtracting Cook time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Popcorn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 TABLE OF CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Vegetable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Potato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Reheat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 AUTO DEFROST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Location of Model Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 AUTO DEFROST CHART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Oven Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 COOKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Electrical Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 GETTING THE BEST COOKING RESULTS . . . . . . . 21 Electrical Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 FISH & SHELLFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Grounding Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Microwave Oven Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Cooking Fish and Shellfish : General Directions . . . . . . . . 21 Oven Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Fish And Shellfish Cooking Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 APPETIZERS / SAUCES / SOUPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Cooking Appetizers : Tips and Techniques . . . . . . . . . 22 LEARN ABOUT YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN . . . . . . 10 MEAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Cooking Meat : General Directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Kitchen Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Meat Cooking Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 POULTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Light Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 FAN Hi / Low / Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Cooking Poultry : General Directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 LIGHT Hi / Low / Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Poultry Cooking Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 TURNTABLE On / Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 PASTA AND RICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Child Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Cooking Pasta and Rice : Tips and Techniques . . . . . . . . . 25 Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Pasta Cooking Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Hold Warm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Rice Cooking Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Custom Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Ez On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 CARE AND CLEANING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Custom Cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 More / Less . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Cleaning the Grease Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Charcoal Filter ( Optional ) Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Cooking at High Cook Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Cooking at Lower Power Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Cooktop / Night Light Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Cooking Guide for " Lower Power Levels " . . . . . . . . . . 14 Oven Light Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 MICROWAVE UTENSIL GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS The safety instructions below will tell you how to use your oven and avoid harm to yourself or damage to your oven . Ak WARNING - To reduce the risk of burns , • Suitable for use above both gas and electric cooking equipment 36 inches wide or less . electric shock , fire , injury to persons , or exposure to excessive microwave energy . • Do not use this oven for commercial purposes . It is made for household use only . • Read all the instructions before using your oven . • Do not allow children to use this oven without • When cleaning the door and the surfaces that touch the door , use only mild , non - abrasive close supervision . soaps or detergents and a sponge or soft cloth . • Read and follow the specific PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO • If your oven is dropped or damaged , have it EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY found thoroughly checked by a qualified service technician before using it again . on page 2 . • To avoid a fire hazard : • Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors , such as - Do not severely overcook food . Severely sulfide and chloride , in this appliance . This type of overcooked foods can start a fire in the oven . oven is specifically designed to heat , cook , or dry Watch the oven carefully , especially if you have food . It is not designed for industrial or laboratory paper , plastic , or other combustibles in the oven . use . - Do not store combustible items ( bread , cookies , etc . ) in the oven , because if lightning • Do not store this appliance outdoors . Do not use strikes the power lines it may cause the oven to this product near water - for example , near a kitchen turn on . sink , in a wet basement , near a swimming pool , or - Do not use wire twist - ties in the oven . Be sure similar location . to inspect purchased items for wire twist - ties and remove them before placing the item in the oven . • Do not use the cavity for storage purposes . Do not leave paper products , cooking utensils , or food in • If a fire should start : the cavity when not in use . - Keep the oven door closed . - Turn the oven off . • Clean the ventilating hood frequently . Do not - Disconnect the power cord or shut off the allow grease to accumulate on the hood or the filters . power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel . • To avoid electric shock : • Use care when cleaning the vent hood filters . - This appliance must be grounded . Connect it Corrosive cleaning agents such as lye - based oven only to a properly grounded outlet . See the cleaners may damage the filters . electrical GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS on page 6 . • Do not tamper with the built - in safety switches on the oven door . The oven has several built - in - Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug , if it is not working safety switches to make sure the power is off when properly or if it has been damaged or dropped . the door is open . - Do not immerse the electrical cord or plug in water . • When food flames under the hood , turn the fan on . - Keep the cord away from heated surfaces . - 4 -
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• To avoid improperly cooking some foods . • Install or locate this appliance only in accordance - Do not heat any types of baby bottles or baby with the provided installation instructions . food . Uneven heating may occur and possibly • This appliance should be serviced only by qualified cause personal injury . service personnel . Contact the nearest authorized - Do not heat small - necked containers , such as service facility for examination , repair , or adjustment . syrup bottles . • Liquids , such as water , coffee , or tea are able to be - Do not deep - fat fry in your microwave oven . overheated beyond the boiling point without - Do not attempt home canning in your appearing to be boiling . Visible bubbling or boiling microwave oven . when the container is removed from the microwave - Do not heat the following items in the oven is not always present . microwave oven : whole eggs in the shell , water THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS with oil or fat , sealed containers , or closed glass SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN THE jars . These items may explode . CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR A SPOON OR • Do not cover or block any openings in the oven . OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID . • Use your oven only for the operations described in To reduce the risk of injury to persons ; this manual . - Do not overheat the liquid . • Do not run the oven empty , without food in it . - Stir the liquid both before and halfway through • Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter . heating it . • Preserve the oven floor : - Do net use straight - sided containers with narrow necks . - Do not heat the oven floor excessively . - After heating , allow the container to stand in the - Do not allow the gray film on special microwave - cooking packages to touch the oven floor . Put the microwave oven for a short time before removing the container . package on a microwavable dish . - Do not cook anything directly on the oven floor or - Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other utensil into the container . turntable . Use a microwavable dish . - Keep a browning dish at least 3 / 16 inch above floor . Carefully read and follow the instructions for the browning dish . If you use a browning dish incorrectly , you could damage the oven floor . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT ( U . S . A . ONLY ) WARNING : • Reorient the receiving antenna of the radio or This equipment generates and uses ISM frequency television . energy and if not installed and used properly , that is in • Relocate the Microwave Oven with respect to the strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions , receiver . may cause interference to radio and television • Move the microwave oven away from the receiver . reception . It has been type tested and found to comply • Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so with limits for ISM Equipment pursuant to part 18 of that the microwave oven and the receiver are on FCC Rules , which are designed to provide reasonable different branch circuits . protection against such interference in a residential installation . The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or However , there is no guarantee that interference will TV interference caused by unauthorized not occur in a particular installation . If this equipment modification to this microwave oven . It is the does cause interference to radio or television reception , responsibility of the user to correct such interference . which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on , the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following : - 5 -
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Please read this owner's manual . It will tell you how GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS to use all the fine features of this microwave oven . This appliance must be grounded . If an electrical short circuit occurs , grounding reduces the risk of LOCATION OF MODEL NUMBER electric shock by providing an escape wire for the To request service information or replacement parts , electric current . The cord for this appliance has a the service center will require the complete model grounding wire with a grounding plug . Put the plug into number of your microwave oven . The number is on the an outlet that is properly installed and grounded . left side of control panel as shown in the illustration below . WARNING - If you use the grounding plug improperly , you risk electric shock . MODEL NUMBER LABEL Ask a qualified electrician if you do net understand the grounding instructions or if you wonder whether the appliance is properly grounded . Because this appliance fits under the cabinet , it has a short power - supply cord . See the separate Installation Instructions for directions on properly placing the cord . Keep the electrical power cord dry and do not pinch or crush it in any way . 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 OVEN SPECIFICATIONS cord shall be equal to or greater than the electrical Output Power 1,000W ( IEC 60705 Standard ) rating of the appliance . Outer Dimensions 29 - 15 / 16 " x 16 - 7 / 16 " x 15 - 3 / 8 " Cavity Volume 1.6 Cu . ft Net Weight 52 Ibs . ELECTRICAL RATING * Electrical Rating of the Oven : 120V AC 60Hz * 13 Amps / 1500 Watts ( MWO + Cooktop Lamp + Ventilation Fan ) Ensure proper ground ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS exists before use The oven is designed to operate on a Standard 120V / 60Hz household outlet . Be sure the circuit is at least 15A or 20A and the microwave oven is the only For a permanently connected appliance : appliance on the circuit . It is not designed for 50Hz This appliance must be connected to a grounded , or any circuit other than a 120V / 60Hz circuit . metallic , permanent wiring system , or an equipment grounding conductor should be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment grounding terminal or lead on the appliance . - 6 -
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MICROWAVE OVEN FEATURES Model and Serial Number Plate Window with Glass Turntable Vent Grille Metal Shield Cooking Guide Door Handle Metal Rack I I I r Door Safety Lock System Oven Control Panel Cooktop / Countertop Light Grease Filter - 7 -
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OVEN CONTROL PANEL Sensor Touch i @ - - l CLSETAORP ii I I START I FAN LIGHT HI / LOW / OFF HI / LOW / OFF - 8 -
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1 . DISPLAY : The Display includes a clock and 14 . CUSTOM SET : Touch this pad to change the indicators to tell you time of day , cooking time oven's default settings for sound , clock , display settings and cooking functions selected . speed and defrost weight . 2 . POPCORN : Touch this pad when popping popcorn 15 . CLOCK : Touch this pad to enter the time of day . in your microwave oven . 16 . HOLD WARM : Touch this pad to keep hot , cooked 3 . PIZZA : Touch this pad to reheat 1 to 3 slices . foods safety warm in your microwave oven for up to 99 minutes 99 seconds . 4 . COOK : Touch this pad to cook frozen entree , rice , or casseroles . 17 . TIME COOK : Touch this pad to set a cooking time . 5 . POTATO : Touch this pad to cook potatoes from 1 to 18 . POWER LEVEL : Touch this pad to select a 4ea . cooking power level . 6 . VEGETABLE : Touch this pad to cook vegetables . 19 . HELP : Touch this pad to learn how to use each oven function . The oven's sensor will tell the oven how long to cook depending on the amount of humidity it detects from the vegetables . 20 . STOP / CLEAR : Touch this pad to stop the oven or clear all entries . 7 . REHEAT : Touch this pad to reheat casserole , dinnerplate , soup / sauce . 21 . START : Touch this pad to start a function . If you open the door after oven begins to cook , retouch start . 8 . MORE : Touch this pad to add ten seconds of cooking time each time you press it . 22 . KITCHEN TIMER : Touch this pad to set the kitchen timer . 9 . CUSTOM COOK : Touch this pad to recall one cooking instruction previously programmed into memory . 23 . TURNTABLE ON / OFF : Touch this pad to turn off the turntable . " OFF " will appear in the display . 10 . LESS : Touch this pad to subtract ten seconds of cooking time each time you press . 24 . LIGHT TIMER : Touch this pad to set the light timer . 11 . AUTO DEFROST : Meat , poultry , fish . Touch on 25 . FAN HI / LOW / OFF : Touch this pad to turn the fan on er off . pad to select food type and defrost food by weight . 12 . EZ ON : Touch this pad to set and start quickly at 26 . LIGHT HI / LOW / OFF : Touch this pad to turn on the 100 % power level . coektop / countertop light . 13 . NUMBER : Touch number pads to enter cooking time , power level , quantities or weights . - 9 -
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LEARN ABOUT YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN This section discusses the concepts behind microwave cooking and introduces you to the basics you need to know to operate your microwave oven . Please read this information before use . CLOCK LIGHT TIMER This oven includes a 12 hour clock . You can set the LIGHT to turn on and off automatically at any time you want . The light comes on at the same time every day until reset . 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . STOP I CLEAR Ii I 2 . Touch CLOCK . I CLSETAORP ii I 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . ( Press once for AM , twice for PM . ) 2 . Touch LIGHT TIMER . _ _ 3 . Enter the time by using the ( Press once for AM , twice for number key pad . PM . ) _ E ! 3 . Enter the time you want the LIGHT to turn on . I START I 4 . Touch START . 4 . Touch LIGHT TIMER again . ( Press once for AM , twice for KITCHEN TIMER PM . ) You can use your microwave oven as a timer . Use the Timer for timing up to 99 minutes , 99 seconds . E ! _ 5 . Enter the time you want the LIGHT to turn off . I START I 6 . Touch START . I STOSPTIOtCPLEAR'cL ' EAR I 1 " Teuch NOTE : To reset that time to turn on and off the 2 . Touch KITCHEN TIMER . LIGHT , repeat steps 2 to 6 . _ _ 3 . Enter the time by using the number key pad . 1 . Touch LIGHT TIMER . 4 . Touch START . When the time is over , you START will hear seven beeps and I END will display . CLEARil 2 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . I STOP I NOTE : If you want to cancel the LIGHT TIMER in operation , you should touch ' _ i _ . . . . . . . . . key . - 10 -
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FAN HI / LOW / OFF HELP The FAN moves steam and other The HELP pad display feature information and helpful FAN vapors from the surface cooking . hints . Press HELP , then select a key pad . HI / LOW / OFF Touch , . . . . . . once for High fan speed , twice for Low fan speed , or a three times to turn the fan off . NOTE : If the temperature gets too hot around the I sSTT ° P ° p . ' cLIEAR1cTL ° uEcAhR microwave oven , the fan in the vent hood will automatically turn on at the LOW setting to cool the 2 . Touch HELP . oven . It may stay on up to an hour to cool the oven . When this occurs , you can not turn the fan off manually . 3 . Touch POPCORN . LIGHT HI / LOW / OFF Touch . , _ , o , _ o _ once for bright light , LIGHT twice for the night light or three HI / LOW / OFF times to turn the light off . HOLD WARM TURNTABLE ON / OFF You can safely keep hot , cooked food warm in your microwave oven for up to 99 minutes 99 seconds . You For best cooking results , leave the can use HOLD WARM by itself , or to automatically turntable on . It can be turned off for follow a cooking cycle . large dishes . Press to turn the turntable on or off . NOTE : • Sometimes the turntable can become hot to touch . Be careful touching the turntable during and after cooking . I CLSETAORP ii I 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . • Do not run the empty without food in it . 2 . Touch HOLD WARM . CHILD LOCK You may lock the control panel to prevent the I START I 3 . Touch START . microwave from being accidentally started or used by children . NOTES : • HOLD WARM operates for up to 99 minutes 99 seconds . 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . STOP • Food cooked covered should be covered during I CLEAR il 1 HOLD WARM . 2 . Touch and hold STOP / CLEAR • Pastry items ( pies , turnovers , etc . ) should be STOP more than 4 seconds . uncovered during HOLD WARM . I CLEAR il I • Complete meals kept warm on a dinner plate could LOCKED will appear in the be covered during HOLD WARM . display window with two beeps . • While you are programming the cooking instructions , 1 . Touch and hold STOP / CLEAR touch HOLD WARM before touching START . more than 4 seconds . I CSLETAORP il I • When the last cooking cycle is over , you will hear two LOCKED will disappear and you tones and " WARM " will appear in the oven display . hear two beeps . At this time the • You can set HOLD WARM to follow AUTO oven is ready . DEFROST , or multi - cycle cooking . - 11 -
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CUSTOM SET Ez On You can change the default values for beep sound , A time - saving pad , this simplified control lets you clock , display speed and defrost weight . quickly set and start microwave cooking without the need to touch START . See following chart for more information . CUSTOM NUMBER NUMBER RESULT Touch Ez On SET 4 times . 1 Sound ON Sound ON / OFF The oven begins cooking 1 control and display shows time 2 Sound OFF counting down . 1 Clock ON Clock display NOTE : control 2 Clock OFF If you touch Ez On , it will add 30 seconds up to 3 minutes ; after 3 minutes every touch will add 1 1 Slow speed minutes up to 99 min 59 seconds . Display 2 Normal speed CUSTOM COOK 3 Fast speed CUSTOM COOK lets you to recall one cooking Lbs 1 Defrost weight instruction previously placed in memory and begin mode select cooking quickly . 2 Kg fo _ _ te _ : 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . 2 . Touch CUSTOM COOK . I CLSETAORP ii 1 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . 2 . Touch CUSTOM SET . _ _ 3 . Enter the cook time . 3 . Touch number 4 . I START J 4 . Touch START . 4 . Touch number 2 . 1 JCSLTEOAPRi 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . 2 . Touch CUSTOM COOK . 3 . Touch START . START I J When the cook time is over , you will hear four beeps and END will display . - 12 -
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MORE / LESS COOKING AT LOWER POWER LEVELS By using the MORE or LESS Keys , all of the pre - programmed cook and time cook and etc . can be HIGH power cooking does not always give you the adjusted to cook food for a longer or shorter time . best results with foods that need slower cooking , such as roasts , baked goods , or custards . Your oven has 9 Pressing MORE will add 10 seconds of the cooking time each time you press it . Pressing LESS will subtract 10 power settings in addition to " HIGH " . seconds of cooking time each time you press it . COOKING AT HIGH COOK POWER t STOP I 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . CLEAR ii I STOP I 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . El _ 2 . Enter the cook time . CLEAR il _ _ 2 . Enter the cook time . 3 . Touch POWER LEVEL . 3 . Touch START . START I When the cook time is over , you will hear four beeps and 4 . Enter the power level . ! END will display . 5 . Touch START . START I J When the cook time is over , you will hear four beeps and END will display . - 13 -
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COOKING GUIDE FOR " LOWER POWER LEVELS " The nine power levels in addition to " HIGH " allow you examples of foods best cooked at each level , and the to choose the best power level for the food you are amount of microwave power you are using . cooking . Below are listed all the power levels , POWER LEVEL MICROWAVE OUTPUT USE • Boil water . 10 100 % • Cook ground beef . " HIGH " • Make candy . • Cook fresh fruits and vegetables . • Cook fish , and poultry . • Preheat browning dish . 9 90 % • Reheat meat slices quickly . • Saute onions , celery , and green pepper . 8 80 % • All reheating . • Cook scrambled eggs . 7 70 % • Cook breads and cereal products . • Cook cheese dishes , veal . • Cook cakes , muffins , brownies , cup cakes . 6 60 % • Cook pasta . 5 50 % • Cook meats , whole poultry . • Cook custard . • Cook whole chicken , turkey , spare ribs , rib roast , sirloin roast . 4 40 % • Cook less tender cuts of meat . • Reheat frozen convenience foods . 3 30 % • Thawing meat , poultry , and seafood . • Cooking small quantities of food . • Finish cooking casserole , stew , and some sauces . 2 20 % • Soften butter and cream cheese . • Heating small amounts of food . 1 10 % • Soften ice cream . • Raise yeast dough . 0 • Standing time . - 14 -
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SENSOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS SENSOR COOKING GUIDE Sensor touch allows you to cook most of your favorite Appropriate containers and coverings help assure good foods without selecting cooking times and power levels . Sensor cooking results . The display will indicate " SENSING " during the initial sensing period . The oven automatically determines 1 . Always use microwavable containers and cover them required cooking time for each food item . When the with lids or vented plastic wrap . internal sensor detects a certain amount of humidity coming from the food , it will tell the oven how much 2 . Never use tight - sealing plastic covers . They can longer to heat . The display will show the remaining prevent steam from escaping and cause food to overcook . heating time . For best results by Sensor , following these recommendation . 3 . Match the amount of the size of the container . Fill containers at least half full for best results . 1 . Food cooked with the sensor system should be at normal storage temperature . Be sure the outside of the cooking container and the 2 . Glass Tray and outside of container should be dry to inside of the microwave oven are dry before placing assure best cooking results . food in the oven . Beads of moisture turing into steam can mislead the sensor . 3 . Foods should always be covered loosely with microwavable plastic wrap , waxed paper or a lid . 4 . Do not open the door or touch the " STOP / CLEAR " key during the sensing time . When sensing time is over , the oven beeps twice and the remaining cooking time will appear in the display window . At this time you can open the door to stir , turn or rearrange the food . - 15 -
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ADDING OR SUBTRACTING COOK TIME When popping commercially packaged popcorn , Remove the rack from the oven ; Do not place the bag If the SENSOR function is too long or too short , you of microwave popcorn on the rack or under the rack . can increase or decrease the cook time by 10 % after choosing the function . I STOBPTjOtcPLEAR'CL _ E1AR I 1 " TOuch 2 . Touch COOK . 3 . Choose food category . | _ 1 _ 4 . Touch number 9 . Cook time Touch pad number Less 7 Normal 8 More 9 POPCORN VEGETABLE POPCORN lets you pop commercially packaged microwave popcorn . Pop only one package at a time . VEGETABLE has preset cook powers for 3 food For best results , use fresh bags of popcorn . categories : Fresh , Frozen and Canned . 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . STOP I I CLEAR ii 2 . Touch POPCORN . When the cook time is over , 2 . Touch VEGETABLE . you will hear four beeps and END will display . 3 . Choose food category . m CAUTION : Do not leave microwave unattended while Catego _ Touch pad number popcorn . Fresh 1 Frozen 2 Canned 3 When the cook time is over , you will hear four beeps and END will display . - 16 -
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POTATO COOK Cooking with POTATO lets you bake one or several Using COOK lets you heat common microwave - potatoes without selecting cooking times and power prepared foods without needing to program times and levels . Cook Powers . Sensor Cook has preset Cook Power for 3 food categories : Frozen Entree , Casserole and Rice . NOTE : • Before baking , pierce potato with fork several times . • After baking , let stand for 5 minutes wrapped . I CSLETAORP il I 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . ¸ 2 . Touch COOK . I CLSETAORP ii I 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . 3 . Choose food category . | 2 . Touch POTATO . Category Touch pad number When the cook time is over , Frozen Entree 1 you will hear four beeps and END will display . Casserole 2 Rice 3 When the cook time is over , PIZZA you will hear four beeps and END will display . Reheating pizza with PIZZA lets you reheat one or several slices of pizza without selecting cooking times and power levels . REHEAT REHEAT lets you heat foods without needing to program times and Cook Powers . REHEAT has preset Cook Powers for 3 categories : STOP | 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . Casserole , Dinner Plate and Soup / Sauce . CLEAR I 2 . Touch PIZZA . When the cook time is over , STOP I 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . CLEAR il you will hear four beeps and END will display . 2 . Touch REHEAT . 3 . Choose food category . m Category Touch pad number Casserole 1 Dinner Plate 2 Soup / Sauce 3 When the cook time is over , you will hear four beeps and END will display . - 17 -
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AUTO DEFROST Weight conversion chart Your microwave oven is preset with three defrost You are probably used to food weights as being in sequences . Using AUTO DEFROST is the best way to pounds and ounces that are fractions of a pound ( for defrost frozen foods . The Auto Defrost Sequence example 4 ounces equals 1 / 4 pound ) . Table below provides some basic guidelines for using However , in order to enter food weight in AUTO the three defrost sequences . DEFROST , you must specify pounds and tenths of a pound . If the weight on the food package is in fractions of a pound , you can use the following chart 1 . Touch STOP / CLEAR . to convert the weight to decimals . CLSETAORP il EQUIVALENT NUMBER AFTER 2 . Touch AUTO DEFROST . OUNCE WEIGHT DECIMAL 3 . Choose food category . 1.6 . lO Touch pad 3.2 . 20 | Category number 4.0 . 25 One - Quarter Pound Meat 1 4.8 . 30 6.4 . 40 Poultry 2 8.0 . 50 One - Half Pound Fish 3 9.6 . 60 11.2 . 70 4 . Enter the weight . 12.0 . 75 Three - Quarters Pound 5 . Touch START . 12.8 . 80 START 14.4 . 90 I I 16.0 1 . oo One Pound 6 . After 1 / 2 of the defrost time is over , The display will prompt you to turn over food . Open DEFROSTING TIPS door , turn over food , and • When using AUTO DEFROST , the weight to be shield any warm portions . entered is the net weight in pounds and tenths of pounds ( the weight of the food minus the 7 . Close the door and restart . container ) . START I I • Only use AUTO DEFROST for raw food . AUTO DEFROST gives best results when food to 8 . When the defrost time be thawed is a minimum of 0 ° F ( taken directly from is over , you will hear four beeps a " true " freezer ) . If food has been stored in a and END will display . refrigerator - freezer that does not maintain a NOTE : If you do not open the temperature of 5 ° F or below , always program a door , the display will lower food weight ( for a shorter defrosting time ) to resume the countdown . prevent cooking the food . • If the food is stored outside the freezer for up to 20 minutes , enter a lower food weight . • The shape of the package alters the defrosting time . Shallow rectangular packets defrost more quickly than a deep block . • Separate pieces as they begin to defrost . Separated pieces defrost more easily . • You can use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield foods like chicken wings , leg tips , and fish tails , but the foil must not touch the side of the oven . Foil can damage the oven lining . Shield areas of food with small pieces of foil if they start to become warm . For better results , a preset standing time is included in the defrosting time . - 18 -
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AUTO DEFROST CHART Meat setting FOOD SETTING AT BEEP SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BEEF Meat of irregular shape and large , fatty cuts of meat should have the narrow or fatty areas shielded with foil at the beginning of a defrost sequence . Ground beef MEAT Remove thawed portions with Do not defrost less than 1 / 4 lb . fork . Turn over . Return ( bulk ) Freeze in doughnut shape . remainder to oven . Ground beef MEAT Separate and rearrange . Do not defrost less than two oz . patties . ( patties ) Depress center when freezing . Round steak Turn over . Cover warm areas MEAT Place on a microwavable roasting rack . with aluminum foil . Tenderloin Turn over . Cover warm areas MEAT Place on a microwavable roasting rack . steak with aluminum foil . Stew beef MEAT Remove thawed portions with Place in a microwavable baking dish . fork . Separate remainder . Return remainder to oven . Turn over . Cover warm areas Pot roast , MEAT Place on a microwavable roasting rack . chuck roast with aluminum foil . Rib roast Turn over . Cover warm areas MEAT Place on a microwavable roasting rack . with aluminum foil . MEAT Turn over . Cover warm areas Rolled rump Place on a microwavable roasting rack . roast with aluminum foil . LAMB Cubes for MEAT Remove thawed portions with Place in a microwavable baking dish . fork . Return remainder to stew oven . Chops MEAT Separate and rearrange . Place on a microwavable roasting rack . ( 1 inch thick ) PORK Chops MEAT Separate and rearrange . Place on a microwavable roasting rack . ( 1 inch thick ) MEAT Separate and rearrange . Hot dogs Place on a microwavable roasting rack . Turn over . Cover warm areas Spareribs MEAT Place on a microwavable roasting rack . with aluminum foil . Country style ribs Sausage , MEAT Separate and rearrange . Place on a microwavable roasting rack . links MEAT Sausage , Remove thawed portions with Place in a microwavable baking dish . bulk fork . Turn over . Return remainder to oven . MEAT Turn over . Cover warm areas Loin roast , Place on a microwavable roasting rack . with aluminum foil . boneless - 19 -
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AUTO DEFROST CHART ( continued ) Poultry setting FOOD SETTING AT BEEP SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS CHICKEN POULTRY Turn over ( finish defrosting Place chicken breast - side - up on a microwavable breast - side down ) . Cover roast rack . Finish defrosting by immersing in cold Whole warm areas with aluminum water . Remove giblets when chicken is partially foil . defrosted . Turn over . Cover warm Place on a microwavable roasting rack . Cut - up areas with Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water . aluminum foil . Separate pieces and rearrange . Turn over . Cover warm CORNISH POULTRY Place on a microwavable roasting rack . areas with HENS Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water . aluminum foil . Whole TURKEY POULTRY Turn over . Cover warm Place on a microwavable roasting rack . Breast areas with aluminum foil . Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water . Fish setting FOOD SETTING AT BEEP SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FISH Fillets FISH Turn over . Separate fillets Place in a microwavable baking dish . when partially thawed if Carefully separate fillets under cold water . possible . FISH Separate and rearrange . Place in a microwavable baking dish . Steaks Run cold water over to finish defrosting . FISH Place in a microwavable baking dish . Whole Cover head and tail with foil ; do not let foil touch sides of microwave . Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water . SHELLFISH Place in a microwavable baking dish . Crabmeat FISH Break apart . Place in a microwavable baking dish . Lobster tails FISH Rearrange . Place in a microwavable baking dish . FISH Separate and rearrange . Shrimp Separate and rearrange . Place in a microwavable baking dish . FISH Scallops NOTE : Food to be defrosted must be not more than 6.0 Ibs . * Available weight is 0.1 - 6.0 Ibs . - 20 -
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• Turn over foods like pork chops , baking potatoes , GETTING THE BEST COOKING roasts , or whole cauliflower halfway through the RESULTS cooking time to expose all sides equally to microwave energy . To get the best results from your microwave oven , read • Place delicate areas of foods , such as asparagus and follow the guidelines below . tips , toward the center of the dish . • Storage Temperature : Foods taken from the freezer • Arrange unevenly shaped foods , such as chicken or refrigerator take longer to cook than the same pieces or salmon steaks , with the thicker , meatier foods at room temperature . The time for recipes in parts toward the outside of the dish . this book is based on the normal storage temperature • Shield , with Small pieces of aluminum foil , parts of of the food . food that may cook quickly , such as wing tips and leg • Size : Small pieces of food cook faster than large ends of poultry . ones , pieces similar in size and shape cook more • Let It Stand : After you remove the food from the evenly . For even cooking , reduce the power when microwave , cover food with foil or casserole lid and let cooking large pieces of food . it stand to finish cooking in the center and avoid • Natural Moisture : Very moist foods cook more overcooking the outer edges . The length of standing evenly because microwave energy is attracted to time depends on the density and surface area of the water molecules . food . • Stir foods such as casseroles and vegetables from • Wrapping in waxed paper or paper towel : the outside to the center to distribute the heat evenly Sandwiches and many other foods containing and speed cooking . Constant stirring is not prebaked bread should be wrapped prior to necessary . microwaving to prevent drying out . Fish & Shellfish Cooking Fish and Shellfish : General Directions • Prepare the fish for cooking . - Always set the shortest cooking time . Fish is done - Completely defrost the fish or shellfish . when it turns opaque and the thickest part begins to flake . Shellfish is done when the shell turns from - Arrange unevenly shaped pieces with thicker parts toward the outside of the dish . Arrange shellfish in a pink to red and the flesh is opaque and firm . single layer for even cooking . - The type of cover you use depends on how you • The Fish and Shellfish Cooking Table below provides cook . Poached fish needs a microwavable lid or specific directions with Power Level and Cooking vented plastic wrap . Time settings for most types of fish and shellfish . - Baked fish , coated fish , or fish in sauce needs to be covered lightly with waxed paper to keep the coating crisp and sauce from getting watery . Fish And Shellfish Cooking Table POWER FISH COOKING TIME DIRECTIONS LEVEL Fish fillets HI 31 / 2 - 41 / 2minutes Arrange fish in a single layer with thickest portion toward outside edge of 11 / 2 quart microwavable baking dish . Brush with melted butter and season , if desired . Cook Fish steaks HI 41 / 2 - 51 / 2minutes covered with vented plastic wrap . Let stand covered 2 minutes . If you are cooking more than 1 lb . of fish , turn Whole fish 7 41 / 2 - 6 minutes the fish halfway through cooking . HI 31 / 2 - 5 minutes Scallops Arrange in a single layer . Prepare as directed above , except stir instead of turning the shellfish . HI 31 / 2 - 5 minutes Shrimp , shelled - 21 -
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Meat Appetizers ! Sauces ! Soups Cooking Appetizers : Tips and Cooking Meat : General Directions Techniques • Prepare the meat for cooking . - Defrost completely . Recommended - Trim off excess fat to avoid splattering . • crackers , such as melba toast , shredded wheat , and - Place the meat , fat side down , on a microwavable crisp rye crackers are best for microwave use . Wait rack in a microwavable dish . until party time to add the spreads . Place a paper - Use oven cooking bag for less tender cuts of meat . towel under the crackers while they cook in the - Arrange the meat so that thicker portions are toward microwave oven to absorb extra moisture . the outside of the dish . • Arrange individual appetizers in a circle for even - Cover the meat with waxed paper to prevent cooking . splattering . • Stir dips to distribute heat and shorten cooking time . • Tend the meat as it cooks . - Drain juices as they accumulate to reduce Cooking Sauces : Tips and Techniques splattering and keep from overcooking the bottom of • Use a microwavable casserole or glass measuring the meat . cup that is at least 2 or 3 times the volume of the - Shield thin or bony portions with strips of foil to sauce . prevent overcooking . • Sauces made with cornstarch thicken more rapidly than those made with flour . NOTE : Keep the foil at least 1 inch from the oven walls , and do not cover more than one - third of the meat Cooking Soups : Tips and Techniques with foil at any one time . • Cook soups in a microwavable dish which holds • Let the meat stand covered with foil 10 - 15 minutes double the volume of the recipe ingredients to prevent after you remove it from the oven . The internal boil - over , especially if you use cream or milk in the temperature of the meat may rise from 5 - 10 ° F during soup . standing time . • Generally , cover microwaved soups with VENTED plastic wrap or a microwavable lid . The Meat Cooking Table on the next page provides • Cover foods to retain moisture . Uncover foods to detailed directions , Power Level , and Cooking Time retain crispness . settings for most cuts of meat . • Avoid overcooking by using the minimum suggested time . Add more time , if necessary , only after checking the food . Not Recommended • Appetizers with a crisp coating or puff pastry are best done in a conventional oven with dry heat . • Breaded products can be warmed in the microwave oven but will not come out crisp . • Cook sauces made with cornstarch or flour uncovered so you may stir them 2 or 3 times during cooking for a smooth consistency . • To adapt a conventional sauce or gravy recipe , reduce the amount of liquid slightly . • Stirring occasionally will help blend flavors , distribute heat evenly , and may even shorten the cooking time . • When converting a conventional soup recipe to cook in the microwave , reduce the liquid , salt , and strong seasonings . - 22 -
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Meat Cooking Table POWER MEAT COOKING TIME DIRECTIONS LEVEL Beef HI Form patties with depression in center of each . Hamburgers , Place on microwavable roast rack . Brush with browning Fresh or agent , if desired . Cover with waxed paper . defrosted Turn over halfway through cooking . Let stand covered 1 minute . ( 4 oz . each ) 1 - 11 / 2minutes 1 patty 11 / 2 - 2minutes 2 patties 21 / 2 - 31 / 2minutes 4 patties 8 - 10 minutes Place roast fat side down on microwavable roast rack . Sirloin tip roast ( 3 - 4 Ibs . ) per pound Add desired seasonings and cover with waxed paper . RARE ( 135 ° F ) Turn meat over halfway through cooking and shield if 11 - 13 minutes necessary . Remove roast from microwave oven when desired per pound MEDIUM ( 155 ° F ) temperature is reached . Let stand covered with foil 15 minutes . ( Temperature may rise about 10 ° F ) . Lamb 11 - 12 minutes Place roast fat side down on microwavable roast rack . Lamb roast , per pound Brush lamb with marinade or desired seasonings such rolled RARE ( 135 ° F ) as rosemary , thyme or marjoram . Cover with waxed boneless 12 - 13 minutes paper . ( 3 - 4 Ibs . ) per pound Turn roast over after 15 minutes , and again after 30 MEDIUM ( 145 ° F ) minutes . Shield if necessary . 13 - 14 minutes Remove roast from microwave when desired per pound temperature is reached . Let stand covered with foil 15 WELL ( 155 ° F ) minutes ( Temperature may rise about 10 ° F ) . Pork HI Place bacon slices on microwavable roast rack . Bacon slices Cover with paper towels . 2 slices 11 / 2 - 2 minutes After cooking , let stand 1 minute . 4 slices 21 / 2 - 3 minutes 6 slices 31 / 2 - 41 / 2 minutes Chops Place chops in microwavable baking dish . ( 5 - 7 oz . each ) Add desired seasonings and cover with vented plastic 18 - 20 minutes 2 chops wrap . Cook until no longer pink or until internal per pound temperature reaches 170 ° F . Turn chops over halfway 15 - 17 minutes 4 chops through cooking . Let stand covered 5 minutes . per pound ( Temperature may rise about 10 ° F ) . 25 - 27 minutes Loin Roast , Place roast in cooking bag in microwavable dish . rolled , boneless per pound Add seasonings and browning agent if desired . Close ( 3 1 / 2 - 4 1 / 2Ibs . ) ( 165 ° F ) bag loosely with microwavable closure or string . After cooking , let stand in bag 15 minutes . ( Temperature may rise about 10 ° F . ) Internal temperature of pork should reach 170 ° F before serving . HI Sausage links , Pierce links and place on microwavable roast rack . Fresh or Cover with waxed paper or paper towel . Frozen , Turn over halfway through cooking . defrosted After cooking , let stand covered 1 minute . ( 1 - 2 oz . each ) 2 links 45 - 60 seconds 4 links 1 - 11 / 2minutes 6 links 11 / 2 - 2minutes 10 links 13 / 4 - 2minutes ( 8 oz . pkg . ) - 23 -
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Poultry Cooking Poultry : General Directions • Prepare the poultry for cooking . • The poultry is done when it is no longer pink and the - Defrost completely . juices run clear . When done , the temperature in the - Arrange poultry pieces with thicker pieces at the thigh meat should be 180 - 185 ° F . outside edge of the baking dish . When cooking legs , • Let the poultry stand after cooking covered with foil for 10 minutes . arrange them like the spokes of a wheel . - Cover the baking dish with waxed paper to reduce splattering . The Poultry Cooking Table below provides detailed - Use a browning agent or cook with a sauce to give a directions , Power Level , and Cooking Time settings for browned appearance . most cuts and types of poultry . • Tend the poultry as it cooks . - Drain and discard juices as they accumulate . - Shield thin or bony pieces with small strips of aluminum foil to prevent overcooking . Keep foil at least I inch from the oven walls and other pieces of foil . Poultry Cooking Table POWER POULTRY COOKING TIME DIRECTIONS LEVEL HI 41 / 2 - 51 / 2minutes Chicken pieces Wash , shake the water off , and go on with cooking . ( 21J2 - 3Ibs ) . per pound Place pieces in a single layer in a microwavable baking dish with thicker pieces to the outside . Brush with butter or browning agent and seasonings if desired . Cover with waxed paper . Cook until no longer pink and juices run clear . Let stand covered 5 minutes . Chicken whole HI 12 - 13 minutes Wash , shake the water off , and go on with cooking . Place breast side down on a microwavable roast rack . ( 3 - 31J2Ibs ) per pound Brush with butter , or browning agent and seasoning if desired . Cover with waxed paper . Cook 1 / 3 of estimated time . Turn breast side up , brush with butter , or browning agent . Replace waxed paper . Cook 1 / 3 of estimated time again . Shield if necessary . Cook remaining 1 / 3 of estimated time or until no longer pink and juices run clear . Let stand covered with foil 10 minutes . ( The temperature may rise about 10 ° F . ) The temperature in the high should be 180 ° F - 185 ° F when the poultry is done . Cornish Hens HI 6 - 7 minutes Wash , shake the water off , and go on with cooking . Tie Whole per pound wings to body of hen and the legs to tail . Place hens breast side down on microwavable rack . Cover with ( 1 - 11 / 2 Ibs . each ) waxed paper . Turn breast side up halfway through cooking . Shield bone ends of drumsticks with foil . Remove and discard drippings . Brush with butter or browning agent and seasonings if desired . Cook until no longer pink and juices run clear . Remove hens from microwave when they reach desired temperature . Let stand covered with foil 5 minutes . ( Temperature may rise about 10 ° F ) . Temperature in breast should be 170 ° F before serving . - 24 -
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Pasta And Rice Microwave cooking and conventional cooking of pasta , There is no stirring needed and leftover pasta tastes rice , and cereal require about the same amount of time , just like fresh cooked when reheated in the microwave but the microwave is a more convenient method oven . because you can cook and serve in the same dish . Cooking Pasta and Rice : Tips and Techniques • If you are planning to use rice or pasta in a casserole , • The Pasta and Rice Cooking Tables below provide undercook it so it is still firm . specific directions , with Power Level and Cooking • Allow for standing time with rice , but not for pasta . Time settings for most common types of pasta and rice . Pasta Cooking Table POWER TYPE OF PASTA COOKING TIME DIRECTIONS LEVEL Spaghetti Combine hot tap water and salt , if desired . Use a HI 9 to 10 minutes 4 cups water . 2 - quart microwavable baking dish and cover with 5 71 / 2to 81 / 2minutes Add 8 oz . spaghetti . vented plastic wrap for spaghetti and lasagna noodles . Use microwavable lid or vented plastic Macaroni wrap for macaroni and egg noodles . HI Cook at Power Level HI as directed in chart or until 3 cups water . 6 to 7 minutes 5 Add 2 cups macaroni . 5u2 to 61 / 2minutes water boils . Stir in pasta ; cook covered at Power Level 5 as directed in chart or until tender . Drain in a colander . Lasagna noodles HI 4 cups water . 7 to 8 minutes 5 Add8 oz . lasagnanoodles . 11 to 121J2minutes Egg noodles HI 8 to 10 minutes 6 cups water . 5 51 / 2 to 61 / 2 minutes Add 4 cups noodles . Rice Cooking Table POWER TYPE OF RICE COOKING TIME DIRECTIONS LEVEL Long grain Combine hot tap water and salt , if desired , in 2 HI 41 / 2to 51 / 2minutes 2 1 / 4cups water . quart microwavable casserole . Cover with 5 14 minutes Add 1 cup rice . microwavable lid or vented plastic wrap . Cook as directed in chart at Power Level HI or until water Brown boils . Stir in rice and any seasonings . Cook covered as directed in chart at Power Level 5 2 1 / 2cups water . HI 41 / 2to 51 / 2minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender . Add 1 cup rice . 5 28 minutes Let stand covered 5 to 10 minutes . Fluff with fork . Long grain and wild rice mix Hi 4 to 5 minutes 2 1 / 3cups water . 5 24 minutes Add 6 oz . pkg . Quick cooking Cook water until it boils . Stir rice into boiling water 1 cup water . HI and let stand , covered 5 to 10 minutes or until water Add 1 cup rice . 2 to 3 minutes is absorbed and rice is tender . Fluff with fork . - 25 -
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CARE AND CLEANING 3 . To reinstall the filters , slide it into the side slot , then push up and toward oven center to lock . For best performance and safety , keep the oven clean inside and outside . Take special care to keep the inner door panel and the oven front frame free of food or grease build - up . Never use rough powder or pads . Wipe the microwave oven inside and out , including the hood bottom cover , with a soft cloth and a warm ( not hot ) mild detergent solution . Then rinse and wipe dry . Use a chrome cleaner and polish on chrome , metal and NOTE : Do not operate the hood without the filters in aluminum surfaces . Wipe spatters immediately with a place . wet paper towel , especially after cooking chicken or bacon . Clean your oven weekly or more often , if CHARCOAL FILTER REPLACEMENT needed . If your oven is vented inside , the charcoal filter should be replaced every 6 to 12 months , and more often if METAL RACK necessary . The charcoal filter cannot be cleaned . Wash the metal rack with a mild soap and a soft or To order a new charcoal filter , contact the Service nylon scrub brush . Dry completely . Center . Do not use abrasive scrubbers or cleaners to clean 1 . Remove the two vent grille mounting screws . rack . ( 2 middle screws ) 2 . Tip the grille forward , then lift it out CLEANING THE GREASE FILTERS The grease filters should be removed and cleaned . I often , at least once a month . 1 . To remove grease filters , slide each filter to the side . Pull filters downward and push to the other side . The filter will drop out . L 3 . Open the door . 4 . Push the hook and remove old filter . 2 . Soak grease filters in hot water and a mild detergent . Rinse well and shake to dry . Do not use ammonia or place in a dishwasher . The aluminum will darken . 5 . Slide a new charcoal filter into place and close the door . The filter should rest at the angle shown and set the clock . 6 . Slide the bottom of the vent cover into place . Push the top until it snaps into place . Replace the mounting screws . Turn the power back on at the main power supply and set the clock . - 26 -
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COOKTOP / NIGHLTIGHTREPLACEMENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 1 , Unpluogvenorturnoffpoweartthemainpower supply . Q . Can I use a rack in my microwave oven so that I may reheat or cook in two levels at a time ? 2 . Removtehebulbcovemr ountinsgcrews . A . Only use the rack that is supplied with your microwave oven . Use of any other rack can result in poor cooking performance and / or arcing and may damage your oven . Q . Can I use either metal or aluminum pans in my microwave oven ? A . Usable metal includes aluminum foil for shielding ( use small , flat pieces ) , and shallow foil trays ( if tray is 3 / 4 inch deep and filled with food to absorb 3 . Replace bulb with 30 watt appliance bulb . microwave energy ) . Never allow metal te touch walls or door . 4 . Replace bulb cover , and mount screw . 5 . Turn the power back on at the main power supply . Q . Sometimes the door of my microwave oven appears wavy . Is this normal ? OVEN LIGHT REPLACEMENT A . This appearance is normal and does not affect the 1 . Unplug oven or turn off power at the main power operation of your oven . supply . 2 . Remove the vent cover mounting screws . ( 2 middle Q . What are the humming noises that I hear when screws ) my microwave oven is operating ? 3 . Tip the cover forward , then lift out to remove . A . You hear the sound of the transformer when the magnetron tube cycles on and off . . I Q . Why does the dish become hot when I microwave food in it ? I thought that this should not happen . A . As the food becomes hot it will conduct the heat to the dish . Use hot pads to remove food after cooking . Q . What does " standing time " mean ? A . " Standing time " means that food should be taken 4 . Lift up the bulb holder . out of the oven and covered for additional time after cooking . This process allows the cooking to finish , saves energy and frees the oven for other purpose . Q . Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven ? How do I get the best results ? A . Yes . Pop packaged microwave popcorn following manufacturer's guidelines or use the prepregrammed Popcorn pad . Do not use regular paper bags . Use the " listening test " by stopping the oven as soon as the popping slows to a " pop " every one or two seconds . Do not try to repop unpopped kernels . You can also use special microwave poppers . When using a popper , be sure to follow manufacturer's directions . Do not pop popcorn in glass utensils . Q . Why does steam come out of the air exhaust vent ? 5 . Replace bulb with a 30 watt appliance bulb . A . Steam is normally produced during cooking . The microwave oven has been designed to vent this 6 . Replace the bulb holder . steam out the top vent . 7 . Slide the top of the vent cover into place . Push the bottom until it snaps into place . Replace the mounting screws . Turn the power back on at the main power supply . - 27 -
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MICROWAVE UTENSIL GUIDE USE DO NOT USE METAL UTENSILS : OVENPROOF GLASS ( treated for high intensity heat ) : Metal shields the food from microwave energy and produces utility dishes , loaf dishes , pie plates , uneven cooking . Also avoid metal skewers , thermometers , or foil cake plates , liquid measuring cups , trays . Metal utensils can cause arcing , which can damage your casseroles and bowls without metallic microwave oven . trim . METAL DECORATION : Metal - trimmed or metal - banded dinnerware , casserole dishes , CHINA : bowls , cups , serving plates and platters etc . The metal trim interferes with normal cooking and may without metallic trim . damage the oven . ALUMINUM FOIL : PLASTIC : Avoid large sheets of aluminum foil because they hinder cooking Plastic wrap ( as a cover ) - - lay the plastic wrap loosely over the dish and press it to and may cause harmful arcing . Use small pieces of foil to shield the sides . poultry legs and wings . Keep ALL aluminum foil at least 1 inch Vent plastic wrap by turning back one from the side walls and door of the oven . edge slightly to allow excess steam to escape . The dish should be deep WOOD : enough so that the plastic wrap will not Wooden bowls and boards will dry out and may split or crack touch the food . As the food heats it may when you use them in the microwave oven . Baskets react in the melt the plastic wrap wherever the wrap same way . touches the food . Use plastic dishes , cups , TIGHTLY COVERED UTENSILS : semirigid freezer containers , and plastic Be sure to leave openings for steam to escape from covered bags only for short cooking time . Use these with care because the plastic utensils . Pierce plastic pouches of vegetables or other food items may soften from the heat of the food . before cooking . Tightly closed pouches could explode . PAPER : Paper towels , waxed paper , paper BROWN PAPER : napkins , and paper plates with no Avoid using brown paper bags . metallic trim or design . Look for the They absorb too much heat and could burn . manufacturer's label for use in the microwave oven . FLAWED OR CHIPPED UTENSILS : Any utensil that is cracked , flawed , or chipped may break in the oven . METAL TWIST TIES : Remove metal twist ties from plastic or paper bags . They become hot and could cause a fire . - 28 -
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BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE Check the following list to be sure a service call is If food cooks unevenly : really necessary . A quick reference of this manual as • be sure food is evenly shaped . well as reviewing additional information on items to • be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking . check may prevent an unneeded service call . • check placement of aluminum foil strips used to prevent everceoking . If nothing on the oven operates : If food is undercooked : • check for a blown circuit fuse or a tripped main circuit breaker . • check recipe to be sure all directions ( amount , time , & • check if oven is properly connected to electric circuit power levels ) were correctly followed . in house . • be sure microwave oven is on a separate circuit . • check that controls are set properly . • be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking . If food is overcooked : If the oven interior light does not works : • the light bulb is loose or defective . • check recipe to be sure all directions ( amount , power level , time , size of dish ) were followed . If oven will not cook : • check that control panel was programmed correctly . If arcing ( sparks ) occur : • be sure microwavable dishes were used . • check that door is firmly closed . • be sure wire twist ties weren't used . • check that Start Pad was pressed . • check that probe was inserted correctly • be sure oven wasn't operated when empty . into receptacle . • make sure metal rack ( if used ) is properly installed on 4 • check that timer wasn't started instead of a cook supports . function . If the Display shows a time counting down but the If oven takes longer than normal to cook or cooks oven is not cooking : too rapidly : • check that door is firmly closed . • be sure the Power Level is programmed properly . • check that timer wasn't started instead of a cooking function . If the time of day clock does not always keep correct time : • check that the power cord is fully inserted into the outlet receptacle . • be sure the oven is the only appliance on the electrical circuit . - 29 -
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LG Electronics Inc . will repair or replace your product , at LG's option , if it proves to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use , during the warranty period set forth below , effective from the date of original consumer purchase of the product . This limited warranty is good only to the original purchaser of the product and effective only when used in the United States , including U . S . Territories . WARRANTY PERIOD : HOW SERVICE IS HANDLED : Model : MV1604SB Call 1 - 800 - 243 - 0000 and choose the appropriate prompt . MVI604SW Please have product type ( Microwave ) and ZIP code ready . MVI604SBQ Labor : 1 Year from the Date of Purchase . Parts : 1 Year from the Date of Purchase . Magnetron : 8 Years from the Date of Purchase . THIS WARRANTY JS IN LiEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTmES , EXPRESS OR iMPLiED , iNCLUDING WITHOUT LmMITATmON , ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILBTY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTmCULAR PURPOSE . TO THE EXTENT ANY iMPLIED WARRANTY JS REQUIRED BY LAW , iT BS LBMITED iN DURATBON TO THE EXPRESS WARRANTY PERBOD ABOVE . LG WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTBAL , INDIRECT , OR mNCIDENTAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND , INCLUDING LOST REVENUES OR PROHTS , iN CONNECTmON WITH THE PRODUCT . SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIM _ TATBON ON HOW LONG AN iMPLiED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES , SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUS ! ONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU . THS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO : 1 = Service trips to your home to deliver , pick up , and / or install the product , instruct , or replace house fuses or correct wiring , or correction of unauthorized repairs ; and 2 . Damages or operating problems that result from misuse , abuse , operation outside environmental specifications or contrary to the requirements or precautions in the Operating Guide , accident , vermin , fire , flood , improper installation , acts of God , unauthorized modification or alteration , incorrect electrical current or voltage , or commercial use , or use for other than intended purpose . Therefore , the cost of repair or replacement of such a defective product shalt be borne by the consumer , CUSTOMER INTER ° ACTIVE CENTER NUMBERS : Retain your Sales Receipt to prove date of purchase . A copy of your Sales Receipt must be submitted at the time To Prove Warranty Coverage warranty service is provided . To Obtain Nearest Authorized Service Call 1 - 800 - 243 - 0000 ( Phone answered 24 hours - 365 days Center or Sales Dealer , or to Obtain Product , a year ) and choose the appropriate prompt from the menu ; or visit our website at : Customer , or Service Assistance http : / / us . lgservice . com . = 30 =
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