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PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY
- 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.
- Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
- 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) hinges and latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals and sealing surfaces.
- The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.
CONSUMER LIMITED WARRANTY
SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants to the first consumer purchaser that this Sharp brand product (the “Product”), when shipped in its original container, will be free from defective workmanship and materials, and agrees that it will, at its option, either repair the defect or replace the defective Product or part thereof with a new or remanufactured equivalent at no charge to the purchaser for parts or labor for the period(s) set forth below.
This warranty does not apply to any appearance items of the Product nor to the additional excluded item(s) set forth below nor to any Product the exterior of which has been damaged or defaced, which has been subjected to improper voltage or other misuse, abnormal service or handling, or which has been altered or modified in design or construction.
In order to enforce the rights under this limited warranty, the purchaser should follow the steps set forth below and provide proof of purchase to the servicer.
The limited warranty described herein is in addition to whatever implied warranties may be granted to purchasers by law. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR USE ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD(S) FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE SET FORTH BELOW. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
Neither the sales personnel of the seller nor any other person is authorized to make any warranties other than those described herein, or to extend the duration of any warranties beyond the time period described herein on behalf of Sharp.
The warranties described herein shall be the sole and exclusive warranties granted by Sharp and shall be the sole and exclusive remedy available to the purchaser. Correction of defects, in the manner and for the period of time described herein, shall constitute complete fulfillment of all liabilities and responsibilities of Sharp to the purchaser with respect to the Product, and shall constitute full satisfaction of all claims, whether based on contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise. In no event shall Sharp be liable, or in any way responsible, for any damages or defects in the Product which were caused by repairs or attempted repairs performed by anyone other than an authorized servicer. Nor shall Sharp be liable or in any way responsible for any incidental or consequential economic or property damage. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS VALID ONLY IN THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND PUERTO RICO.
Your Product Model Number & Description: R-651ZS Home Use Carousel Microwave Oven. (Be sure to have this information available when you need service for your Product.)
Warranty Period for this Product: One (1) year parts and labor. The warranty period continues for an additional four (4) years, for a total of five (5) years, with respect to the magnetron tube in the Product for parts only; labor and service are not provided free of charge for this additional period.
Additional Item(s) Excluded from Warranty Coverage (if any): Non-functional accessories, turntable and light bulb.
Where to Obtain Service: From a Sharp Authorized Servicer located in the United States.
To find the location of the nearest Sharp Authorized Servicer, call Sharp toll free at 1-800-BE-SHARP (1-800-237-4277).
What to do to Obtain Service: Ship prepaid or carry in your Product to a Sharp Authorized Servicer. Be sure to have Proof of Purchase available. If you ship the Product, be sure it is insured and packaged securely.
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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:
- Read all instructions before using the appliance.
- Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY” found on page 2.
- This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS” found on page 5.
- Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with the provided installation instructions.
- Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers – for example, closed glass jars are able to explode and should not be heated in this oven.
- 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 dry food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.
- As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children.
- 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.
- This appliance should be serviced only by qualified service personnel.
Contact nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
- Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
- Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use this product near water — for example, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, or similar locations.
- Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
- Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
- Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
a) When cleaning surfaces of door and oven that comes together on closing the door, use only mild, non-abrasive soaps or detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth., or
b) See door surface cleaning instructions on page 21.
- 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. b) Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bag in oven.
c) If materials inside the oven ignite, keep oven door closed, turn oven off, and disconnect the power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
d) Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in the cavity when not in use.
- 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.
- Do not use this microwave oven to heat corrosive chemicals (for example, sulfides and chlorides). Vapors from such corrosive chemicals may interact with the contact and springs of the safety interlock switches thereby rendering them inoperable.
- Keep the waveguide cover clean at all times. Wipe the oven interior with a soft damp cloth after each use. If you leave grease or fat anywhere in the cavity it may overheat, smoke or even catch fire when next using the oven.
- Never heat oil or fat for deep frying as you cannot control the temperature and doing so may lead to overheating and fire.
- Do not operate the oven without the glass tray in place. Be sure it is properly sitting on the rotating base.
- Under-cabinet and wall-mounted appliances:
1) Do not mount over a sink.
2) Do not store anything directly on top of the appliance surface when the appliance is in
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
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.
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.
Improper use of the grounding 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 :
- 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
- 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.
Do not cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord under any circumstances.
- Examine the oven after unpacking.
Check for damage such as a misaligned door, broken door or dent in the cavity.
If any damage is visible, DO NOT INSTALL, and notify your dealer immediately.
- Level, flat location.
Install the microwave oven on a level, flat surface.
Do not block air vents. If they are blocked during operation, the oven may overheat and eventually cause a failure.
For proper ventilation, allow 4 inches of space between oven top, sides, rear and adjacent surfaces.
- Away from radio and TV sets.
Poor television reception and radio interference may result if the oven is located close to a TV, radio, antenna, feeder, etc.
Place the oven as far from them as possible.
- Away from heating appliances and water taps.
Keep the oven away from heat, steam or splashing liquids. These things can adversely affect oven wiring and contacts.
- Power supply.
• Check your local power source.
This microwave oven requires a current of approximately 14.5 amperes, 120Volts, 60Hz and a grounded outlet.
1. A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risks of the user becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
2. Longer cord sets or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
3. If a long cord or extension cord is used:
• The marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension 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 that it will not drape the table top or counter where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally.
- The minimum height of free space necessary above the top surface of the oven is about 4 inches.
“THE CANADIAN ELECTRICAL CODE DOES NOT ALLOW THE USE OF THE GROUNDING ADAPTOR”
- Choosing a Location for Your Oven
You will use your oven frequently so plan its location for ease of use. Your microwave oven can be built into a cabinet or wall by itself or above any electric wall oven or warming drawer using Sharp’s Built-in Kits listed below.
Please note: It cannot be built in above any gas wall oven.
See Sketch-1 for proper location when building in above an electric wall oven or a warming drawer. Carefully follow both the electric wall oven/warming drawer installation instructions and Sharp’s Built-in Kit instructions. Be sure that the clearance of the floor between the electric wall oven/warming drawer and the microwave oven is a minimum of 1-1/2 inches.
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
- Door latch – When the door is closed, it will automatically shut off. If the door is opened while the oven is operating, the magnetron will automatically shut off.
- Door seal – The door seal surfaces prevent microwaves escaping from the oven cavity.
- Oven cavity
- Oven lamp – Automatically turns on during oven operating.
- Safety interlock system
- Control panel
- Door open button – To open the door push the door open button.
- Wave guide cover – Protects the microwave outlet from splashes of cooking foods.
- Roller guide – This must always be used for cooking together with the glass cooking tray.
- Coupler – This fits over the shaft in the center of the oven cavity floor.
This is to remain in the oven for all cooking.
- Glass cooking tray – Made of special heat resistant glass. The tray must always be in proper position before operating. Do not cook food directly on the tray.
- Viewing screen – Allows viewing of food.
The screen is designed so that light can pass through, but not the microwave energy.
- DISPLAY – Cooking time, power level, indicators and current time are displayed.
- SENSOR COOK – Used to cook many of favorite food.
- SENSOR REHEAT – Used to reheat food.
- ONE TOUCH COOK – Used to cook or reheat specific quantites of food.
- POWER – Used to set power level.
- TIME DEFROST – Used to defrost foods for time.
- KEEP WARM – Used to keep the food warm.
- AUTO DEFROST PAD – Press to select DEFROST feature by weight.
- SOFTEN – Used to soften food.
- TIME SET PAD – Used to set the cooking time and the current time.
- EXPRESS COOK – Used to set a cooking time quickly.
- KITCHEN TIMER – Used as a minute timer, delay cooking, hold setting after cooking.
- CLOCK – Used to set clock.
- STOP / CLEAR – Used to stop the oven operation or to delete the cooking data.
- START / +30 SEC – Used to start the oven and also used to set a reheat time.
This section includes useful information about oven operation.
- Plug power supply cord into a standard 3-pronged 14.5 Amp, 120V AC 60Hz power outlet.
- 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.
- Close the door. Make sure that it is firmly closed.
- The oven light is on when the microwave oven is operating.
- The oven door can be opened at any time during operation by pushing the door open button of control panel. The oven will automatically shut off.
- Each time a pad is touched, a BEEP will sound to acknowledge the touch.
- The oven automatically cooks on full power unless set to a lower power level.
- The display will show “ : 0” when the oven is plugged in.
- Time clock returns to the present time when the cooking time ends.
- When the STOP/CLEAR pad is touched during 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.
- If the START pad is touched and the oven does not operate, check the area between the door 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.
WATTAGE OUTPUT CHART
The power-level is set by touching the Power pad. The chart shows the display, the power level and the percentage of power.
SETTING THE CLOCK
When the oven is first plugged in, the display will show “:0” and a tone will sound. If the AC power ever goes off, the display show “ : 0” when the power comes back on.
NOTE : This oven has multiple clock systems. If you want 12 hour clock system, omit this step.
The display stops blinking, and the colon starts blinking. 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.
NOTE: If you attempt to enter an incorrect time, the time will not be set and a error signal tone will sound. Touch the CLOCK pad and re-enter the time.
KITCHEN TIMER MODE
Timer operates as a minute timer, can be set to delay cooking and used to set a holding time after cooking.However delay cooking can not be programmed for defrost. Timer operates without microwave energy.
HOW TO USE AS A MINUTE TIMER
The TIMER indicator starts blinking and the display counts down the time remaining in KITCHEN TIMER mode. When KITCHEN TIMER mode ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
HOW TO USE TO DELAY THE START OF COOKING
When you touch START pad, the TIMER indicator starts blinking and the display counts down the time remaining in KITCHEN TIMER mode. When KITCHEN TIMER mode ends, the oven will beep. The TIMER indicator goes off and M/W indicator starts blinking. The display counts down the time remaining in M/W mode. When M/W cook ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
HOW TO USE TO SET A HOLDING TIME
The M/W indicator starts blinking and the display counts down the time remaining in M/W mode. When the M/W cook ends, the oven will beep. The M/W indicator goes off and TIMER indicator starts blinking. The display counts down the time remaining in KITCHEN TIMER mode. When the KITCHEN TIMER mode ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
NOTE : Your oven can be programmed for 59 minutes 99 seconds. (59:99)
AUTO DEFROST lets you easily defrost food by eliminating guesswork in determining defrosting time. Follow the steps below for easy defrosting.
AUTO DEFROST CHART
The defrosting time is automatically determined by the weight selected.
When you touch START pad, the lb indicator goes off and the DEF indicator blinks and the defrosting time counts down in the display window. 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.
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.
When you touch START pad, the DEF 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.
The soften feature can be used to soften butter, chocolate, ice cream and cream cheese.
See the chart for specific settings to use.
SOFTEN ITEM CHART
KEEP WARM feature maintains food at a warm temperature for 30 minutes.
When finished, you will hear a series of beeps.
COOKING IN ONE STAGE
When you touch START pad, the M/W indicator starts blinking to show the oven is cooking.
The display counts down the time to show how much cooking time is left. When the cooking time ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
NOTE : Using lower power levels increases the cooking time which is recommended for foods such as cheese, milk and slow cooking of meats.
COOKING IN TWO STAGES
All recipes require the frozen foods to be defrosted fully before cooking.
This oven can be programmed to automatically defrost foods before cooking.
When you touch START pad, the DEF and M/W indicators come on to confirm the power levels selected. The DEF indicator starts blinking to show you that the oven is in TIME DEFROST mode.
The display counts down the time remaining in TIME DEFROST mode. When the oven beeps, turn over, break apart and/or redistribute the food. At the end of TIME DEFROST mode, the oven will beep and start M/W cook.
The DEF indicator goes off and the M/W indicator starts blinking. The display counts down the time remaining in M/W mode. When M/W cook ends, you will hear 3 beeps.
+30 sec allows you to reheat for 30 seconds at 100% (full power) by simply touching the +30 sec pad. By repeatedly touching the +30 sec pad, you can also extend reheating time to 5 minutes by 30 second increments.
ONE TOUCH COOK
One touch cooking allows you to cook or reheat many of your favorite foods by touching just one pad. To increase quantity, touch the chosen pad until the number in the display is same as desired quantity to cook. (except for POPCORN)
* BEVERAGE * (200 ml/cup)
- 1 cup (mug) : Touch BEVERAGE once.
- 2 cups (mugs) : Touch BEVERAGE twice within 1.5 seconds.
- 3 cups (mugs) : Touch BEVERAGE three times within 1.5 seconds.
- Use prepackaged room-temperature microwave popcorn.
- Place bag in oven according to manufacturer’s directions.
- Pop only one bag at a time.
- After popping, open bag carefully: popcorn and steam are extremely hot.
- Do not reheat unpopped kernels or reuse bag.
- Do not leave oven unattended while popping popcorn.
CAUTION : If prepackaged popcorn is of a different weight than the recommended weight, do not use the popcorn pad. Follow the manufacturer instruction.
The Sensor Cook categories are designed to detect the increasing humidity released by the food during the cooking process. The microwave oven sensor will automatically adjust the cooking time to the type and amount of food.
Using Sensor Settings
- After the oven is plugged in, wait 2 minutes before using Sensor Cook.
- Be sure the exterior of the cooking container and the interior of the oven are dry. Wipe off any moisture with a dry cloth or paper towel.
- The oven works with foods at normal storage temperature.
- More or less food than the quantity listed in the chart should be cooked following the guidelines in any microwave cookbook.
- Do not open the oven door or touch STOP/CLEAR pad until cooking time appears on the display window. The measurement of vapor will be interrupted. If this occurs, an error message “Er01” will appear. To continue cooking, touch the STOP/CLEAR pad and cook manually. When the sensor detects the vapor emitted from the food, the remainder of cooking time will appear. The door may be opened when remaining cooking time appears on the display. At this time, you may stir or season food, as desired.
- Always use microwave-safe containers and cover them with loose fitting lids or vented plastic wrap. Never use tight sealing plastic containers. They will prevent steam from escaping and this will mislead the sensor, usually causing the food to overcook.
- Check food for temperature or doneness after cooking. If food is not completely cooked, enter additional cooking time manually. Do not use one of the Sensor Cook categories twice in succession on the same food portion. This may result in severely overcooked or burnt food.
Some foods work best when covered. Use the cover recommended in the Sensor Cook Chart for these foods.
- Casserole lid.
- Plastic wrap : Use plastic wrap recommended for microwave cooking. Cover dish loosely; allow approximately 1/2 inch to remain uncovered to allow steam to escape. Plastic wrap should not touch food.
- 3. Wax paper : Cover dish completely; fold excess wrap under dish to secure. If dish is wider than paper, overlap two pieces at least one inch to cover.
Be careful when removing any covering to allow steam to escape away from you.
Sensor is semi-conductor device that detects the vapor emitted from the food as it heats. The sensor adjusts the cooking time and power level for various food and quantities and you don’t need to enter the weight or quantity of the food.
SENSOR COOK CHART
Do not use the Sensor Cook twice in succession on the same food portion.
This may result in severely over-cooked or burnt food. If additional time is needed, use one of the +30sec pads or cook time pads.
- Use proper container and cover for best sensor cooking result.
- Always use microwave- safe container and cover them with lid or vented plastic wrap. Never use tight sealing plastic containers – They can be prevent steam from escaping and cause food to overcook.
- Be sure the outside of the cooking containers and the inside of the microwave oven are dry before placing food in the oven.
CHILD SAFETY LOCK
Child safety lock feature may lock the control panel to prevent the oven from being accidentally started or used by children. To lock, press and hold STOP/CLEAR pad for 3 seconds. Lock indicator will be displayed. To unlock, press and hold STOP/CLEAR pad for 3 seconds. Lock indicator will be turned off.
Express Cook is a quick way to set cooking time from 1-6 minutes at 100% (full power).
TO STOP THE OVEN WHILE THE OVEN IS OPERATING
- Touch the STOP/CLEAR pad.
• You can restart the oven by touching the START pad.
• Touch the STOP/CLEAR pad once more to erase all instructions.
• You must enter in new instructions.
- Open the door.
• You can restart the oven by closing the door and touching the START pad.
NOTE: Oven stops operating when door is opened.
CARE OF YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits removed.
Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to deterioration of the surface that could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
- Turn the oven off before cleaning.
- Keep the inside of the oven clean. When food spatters or spilled liquids adhere to oven walls, wipe with a damp cloth. Mild detergent may be used if the oven gets very dirty.
The use of harsh detergent or abrasives is not recommended.
- The outside oven surface should be cleaned with soap and water, rinsed and dried with a soft cloth. To prevent damage to the operating parts inside the oven, water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation openings.
- If the Control Panel becomes wet, clean with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use harsh detergents or abrasives on Control Panel.
- If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the oven door, wipe with a soft cloth. This may occur when the microwave oven is operated under high humidity conditions and in no way indicates malfunction of the unit.
- It is occasionally necessary to remove the glass tray for cleaning. Wash the tray in warm sudsy water or in a dishwasher.
- The roller guide and oven cavity floor should be cleaned regularly to avoid excessive noise.
Simply wipe the bottom surface of the oven with mild detergent water or window cleaner and dry. The roller guide may be washed in mild sudsy water.
- The ROLLER GUIDE and oven floor should be cleaned frequently to prevent excessive noise.
- The ROLLER GUIDE MUST ALWAYS be used for cooking together with the Glass Tray.
- DO NOT operate the oven without the Glass Tray in place.
- DO NOT use any other Glass Tray with this oven.
- If Glass Tray is hot, ALLOW TO COOL before cleaning or placing it in water.
- DO NOT cook directly on the Glass Tray. (Except for popcorn)
BEFORE YOU CALL FOR SERVICE
Refer to following checklist, you may prevent an unnecessary service call.
The oven doesn’t work :
- Check that the power cord is securely plugged in.
- Check that the door is firmly closed.
- Check that the cooking time is set.
- Check for a blown circuit fuse or tripped main circuit breaker in your house.
Sparking in the cavity;
- Check utensils. Metal containers or dishes with metal trim should not be used.
- Check that metal skewers or foil does not touch the interior walls.
- Check if there is dirt or grease on waveguide cover.
CARE AND CLEANING
Although your oven is provided with safety features, it is important to observe the following:
- It is important not to defeat or tamper with safety interlocks.
- Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces. Wipe the sealing area frequently with a mild detergent, rinse and dry. Never use abrasive powders or pads.
- When opened, the door must not be subjected to strain, for example, a child hanging on an opened door or any load could cause the oven to fall forward to cause injury and also damage to the door. Do not operate the oven if it is damaged, until it has been repaired by a competent service technician. It is particularly important that the oven closes properly and that there is no damage to the:
ii) Hinges and Hooks(broken or loosened)
iii) Door seals and sealing surfaces.
- The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except a properly competent service technician.
- The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits removed;
- Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to deterioration of the surface that could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
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.
* Q : What does “Er01” message mean?
* A : “Er01” means SENSOR ERROR and will appear if you open the oven door or touch STOP/CLEAR pad while cooking times is displayed. To continue cooking, touch the STOP/CLEAR pad and cook manually.
* 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 : Will the microwave oven be damaged if it operates while empty?
* A : Yes. Never run it empty.
* Q : Why do eggs sometimes pop?
* A : When baking or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to steam build-up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the yolk with a toothpick before cooking. Never cook eggs without piercing their shells.
* Q : Why is this standing time recommended after the cooking operation has been completed?
* A : Standing time is very important.
With microwave cooking, the heat is in the food, not in the oven. Many foods build up enough internal heat to allow the cooking process to continue, even after the food is removed from the oven. Standing time for joints of meat, large vegetables and cakes is to allow the inside to cook completely, without overcooking the outside.
* Q : What does “standing time” mean?
* A : “Standing time” means that food should be removed from the oven and covered for additional time to allow it to finish cooking. This frees the oven for other cooking.
* Q : Why does my oven not always cook as fast as the microwave cooking guide says?
* A : Check your cooking guide again, to make sure you’ve followed directions exactly ; and to see what might cause variations in cooking time. Cooking guide times and heat settings are suggestions, to help prevent over-cooking… the most common problem in getting used to a microwave oven.
Variations in the size, shape and weights and dimensions could require longer cooking time. Use your own judgement along with the cooking guide suggestions to check whether the food has been properly cooked just as you would do with a conventional cooker.
* 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.
* Q : Can I operate my microwave oven without the turntable or turn the turntable over to hold a large dish?
* A : No. If you remove or turn over the turntable, you will get poor cooking results. Dishes used in your oven must fit on the turntable.
* Q : Is it normal for the turntable to turn in either direction?
* A : Yes. The turntable rotates clockwise or counterclockwise, depending on the rotation of the motor when the cooking cycle begins.
* Q : Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven?
How do I get the best results?
* A : Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn following manufacture’s guidelines. Do not use regular paper bags. Use the “listening test” by stopping the oven as soon as the popping slows to a “pop” every 1 or 2 seconds. Do not repop unpopped kernels. Do not pop popcorn in glass cookware.
Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens.
To cook food in the microwave oven, the microwaves must be able to penetrate the food, without being reflected or absorbed by the dish used. Care must therefore be taken choosing the utensil. If the utensil is marked microwave-safe, you do not need to worry. The following table lists various utensil and indicates whether and how they should be used in a microwave oven.
USE YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN SAFELY
- 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 door to 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.
- 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 overcook 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 quickly 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 allow a standing time of at least 20 seconds after the oven has been switched off to allow the temperature to even out, stir during heating, if necessary, and ALWAYS stir after heating. To prevent eruptive boiling and possible scalding, you should put a spoon or glass stick into the beverages and stir before, during and after heating.
- Do not leave the oven unattended while popping corn.
- Do not pop corn 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.
If you see arcing, open the door and correct the problem.
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven.
Arcing is caused by:
- Metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
- Foil not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennas).
- Metal, such as twist-ties, poultry pins, or gold rimmed dishes, in the microwave.
- Recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces being used in the microwave.
- Dirt or grease on waveguide cover.
Microwave energy has been used in this country to cook and reheat food since early experiments with RADAR in World War ll. Microwaves are present in the atmosphere all the time, both naturally and manmade sources. Manmade sources include radar, radio, television, telecommunication links and car phones.
HOW MICROWAVES COOK FOOD
Dense foods e.g. meat, jacket potatoes and cakes, require standing time(inside or outside of the oven) after cooking, to allow heat to finish conducting to cook the center completely. Wrap meat joints and jacket potatoes in aluminium foil while standing. Meat joints need approx. 10-15 minutes, jacket potatoes 5 minutes. Other foods such as plated meal, vegetables, fish etc require 2-5 minutes standing. After defrosting food, standing time should also be allowed. If food is not cooked after standing time, return to the oven and cook for additional time.
Many fresh foods e.g. vegetables and fruit, vary in their moisture content throughout the season, particularly jacket potatoes. For this reason cooking times may have to be adjusted. Dry ingredients e.g. rice, pasta, can dry out during storage so cooking times may differ.
Porous airy foods heat more quickly than dense heavy foods.
Cling film helps keep the food moist and the trapped steam assists in speeding up cooking times. Pierce before cooking to allow excess steam to escape. Always take care when removing cling film from a dish as the build-up of steam will be very hot.
Even shapes cook evenly. Food cooks better by microwave when in a round container rather than square.
Foods cook more quickly and evenly if spaced apart. NEVER pile foods on top of each other.
The colder the food, the longer it takes to heat up. Food from a fridge takes longer to reheat than food at room temperature.
All liquids must be stirred before and during heating. Water especially must be stirred before and during heating, to avoid eruption. Do not heat liquids that have previously been boiled. DO NOT OVERHEAT.
TURNING & STIRRING
Some foods require stirring during cooking. Meat and poultry should be turned after half the cooking time.
Individual foods e.g. chicken portions or chops, should be placed on a dish so that the thicker parts are towards the outside.
Small quantities cook faster than large quantities, also small meals will reheat more quickly than large portions.
The skin or membrane on some foods will cause steam to build up during cooking. These foods must be pierced or a strip of skin should be peeled off before cooking to allow the steam to escape. Eggs, potatoes, apples, sausages etc, will all need to be pierced before cooking. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BOIL EGGS IN THEIR SHELLS.
Cover foods with microwave cling film or a lid. Cover fish, vegetables, casseroles, soups. Do not cover cakes, sauces, jacket potatoes or pastry items.
- Do not defrost covered meat. Covering might allow cooking to take place. Always remove outer wrap and tray. Use only containers that are microwave-safe.
- Begin defrosting whole poultry breast-side-down. Begin defrosting roasts fat-side-down.
- The shape of the package alters the defrosting time. Shallow rectangular shapes defrost more quickly than a deep block.
- After 1/3 of the defrost time has elapsed, check the food. Toy may wish to turn over, break apart, rearrange or remove thawed portions of the food.
- During defrost, the oven will prompt you to turn the over. At this point, open oven door and check the food. Follow the techniques listed below for optimum defrost results.
Then, close oven door, touch the START pad to complete defrosting.
- When defrosted, food should be cool, but softened in all areas. If still slightly icy, return to microwave oven very briefly, or let stand a few minutes. After defrosting, allow food to stand 5-60 minutes if there are any icy areas.
Poultry and fish may be placed under running cool water until defrosted
Turn over : Roast, ribs, whole poultry, turkey breasts, hot dogs, sausages, steaks, or chops.
Rearrange : Break apart or separate steaks, chops, hamburger patties, ground meat, chicken or seafood pieces, chunks of meat such as stew beef.
Shield : Use small strips of aluminum foil to protect thin areas or edges of unevenly shaped foods such as chicken wings. To prevent arcing, do not allow foil to come within 1-inch of oven walls or door.
Remove : To prevent cooking, thawed portions should be removed from the oven at this point. This may shorten defrost time for food weighing less than 3 lbs.(1350g).
COOKING & REHEATING CHART
- Baby food particularly needs to be checked carefully before serving to prevent burns.
- When heating pre-packaged ready-cooked foods, always follow the pack instructions carefully.
- If you freeze foods which were bought from the fresh or chilled counters, remember that they should be thoroughly thawed before following the heating instructions on the packed. It’s worth putting a note on them so that other members of the household will remember too.
- Remember to remove metal ties and transfer food from foil containers before reheating.
- Chilled(refrigerated) food takes longer to reheat than food at room temperature (such as just-cooled food or food from the store cupboard).
- All foods should be reheated using full microwave power.
Use a suitable glass pyrex bowl with lid. Add 30-45ml cold water(2-3 tbsp.) for every 250g unless another water quantity is recommended – see table. Cook covered for the minimum time – see table.
Continue cooking to get the result you prefer. Stir once during and once after cooking. Add salt, herbs or butter after cooking. Cover during a standing time of 3 minutes.
Hint : cut the fresh vegetables into even sized pieces. The smaller they are cut, the quicker they will cook.
All vegetables should be cooked using full microwave power.
Cooking Guide for fresh vegetables
Cooking Guide for frozen vegetables
TOMATO & ORANGE SOUP
1 oz.(25g) butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large carrot & 1 large potato, chopped
13/4lb(800g) canned, chopped tomatoes
juice and grated rind of 1 small orange
11/2pints(900ml) hot vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste
- Melt the in a large bowl on P-HI for 1 minute.
- Add the onion, carrot and potato and cook on P-HI for 4 minutes. stir halfway through cooking.
- Add the tomatoes, orange juice, orange rind and stock. Mix thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover the bowl and cook on P-HI for 15 minutes. stir 2-3 times during cooking, until the vegetables are tender.
- Blend and serve immediately.
FRENCH ONION SOUP
1 large onions, sliced
1 tbsp (15ml) corn oil
2 oz.(50g) plain flour
2 pints(1.2 liters) hot meat
or vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp (30ml) parsley, chopped
4 thick slices French bread
2 oz.(50g) cheese, grated
- Place the onion and oil a bowl, mix well and cook on P-HI for 1 minutes.
- Stir in the flour to make a paste and gradually add stock. Season and add the parsley.
- Cover the bowl and cook on P-70 for 16 minutes.
- Pour the soup into serving bowls, submerge bread and sprinkle generously with cheese.
- Cook on P-70 for 2 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
STIR FRIED VEGETABLES
1 tbsp(15ml) sunflower oil
2 tbsp (30ml) soy sauce
1 tbsp (15ml) sherry
1″(2.5cm) root ginger,
peeled and finely grated
2 medium carrots, cut into fine strips
4 oz.(100g) button mushrooms, chopped
2 oz.(50g) beansprouts
4 oz.(100g) mange-tout
1 red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
4 spring onions, chopped
4 oz.(100g) canned water chestnuts, sliced
1/4 head of chinese leaves, thinly sliced
- Place the oil, soy sauce, sherry, ginger, garlic and carrots in a large bowl, mix thoroughly
- Cover and cook on P-HI for 3-5 minutes, stirring once.
- Add the button mushrooms, beansprouts, mange-tout, red pepper, spring onions, water chestnuts and chinese leaves. Mix thoroughly.
- Cook on P-HI for 5-6 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Stir 2-3 times during cooking.
Stir fried vegetables are ideally served with meat or fish.
4 boneless chicken breasts
2 tbsp(30ml) clear honey
1 tbsp(15ml) whole grain mustard
1/2 tsp(2.5ml) dried tarragon
1 tbsp(15ml) tomato puree
1/4 pint(150ml) chicken stock
- Place the chicken breasts in a casserole dish.
- Mix all remaining ingredients together and pour over the chicken. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook on P-HI for 13-14 minutes. Rearrange and coat the chicken with the sauce twice during cooking.
BLUE CHEESE & CHIVE JACKETS
2 baking potatoes,
(approx.9 oz.(250g) each)
2 oz.(50g) butter
4 oz.(100g) blue cheese, chopped
1 tbsp(15ml) fresh chives, chopped
2 oz.(50g) mushrooms, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
- Prick each potato in several places. Cook on P-HI for 7-9 minutes. Halve and scoop the flesh into a bowl, add the butter, cheese, chives, mushrooms, salt and pepper, mix thoroughly.
- Pile mixture into the potato skins and place in a flan dish.
- Cook on P-50 for 10 minutes.
1 oz.(25g) butter
1 oz.(25g) plain flour
1/2 pint(300ml) milk
salt and pepper to taste
- Place the butter in a bowl and cook on P-HI for 1 minute, until melted.
- Stir in the flour and whisk in the milk. Cook on P-HI for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes until thick and smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
11/2 lb.(675g) strawberries, hulled
3 tbsp(45ml) lemon juice
11/2 lb.(675g) caster sugar
- Place strawberries and lemon juice in a very large bowl, heat on P-HI for 4 minutes, or until the fruit has softened. Add sugar, mix well.
- Cook on P-70 for 20-25 minutes, until setting point*is reached, stir every 4-5 minutes.
- Pour into hot, clean jars. Cover, seal and label.
* setting point : To determine setting point, place 1 tsp(5ml)jam onto chilled saucer. Allow to stand for 1 minute. Move surface of jam gently with your finger, if the surface wrinkles setting point has been reached.
PLAIN MICROWAVE CAKE
4 oz.(100g) margarine
4 oz.(100g) sugar
4 oz.(100g) self raising flour, sifted
2-3 tbsp(30-45ml) milk
- line the base of 8″ (20.4cm) cake dish with grease-proof paper.
- Cream the margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and fold in the sifted flour alternately with the milk.
- Pour into prepared container. Cook on P-HI for 4-5 minutes, until a skewer comes out cleanly.
- Leave the cake to stand for 5 minutes before turning out.
1/2 oz.(15g) butter
6 tbsp(90ml) milk
salt & pepper
- Whisk together eggs and milk.
- Place butter in 10″(26cm) flan dish. Cook on P-HI for 1 minute, until melted. Coat the dish with the melted butter.
- Pour omelette mixture into flan dish. Cook on P-HI for 2 minutes. whisk mixture and cook again on P-HI for 1 minutes.
1/2 oz.(15g) butter
2 tbsp(30ml) milk
salt & pepper
- Melt the butter in a bowl on P-HI for 1 minute.
- Add the eggs, milk and seasoning and mix well.
- Cook on P-HI for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp(5ml) oil
7 oz.(200g) can chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp(15ml) tomato puree
1 tsp(5ml) mixed herbs
8 oz.(225g) minced beef
salt and pepper
- Place onion, garlic and oil in casserole, and cook on P-HI for 2 minutes or until soft.
- Place all other ingredients in casserole. Stir well.
- Cover and cook on P-HI for 5 minutes then P-50 for
8-13 minutes or until the meat is cooked.