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If smoke or a fire occurs in the oven, press Stop/Cancel button and
leave the door closed in order to stifle any flames.
Disconnect the power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or the circuit
Short Cooking Times
As microwave cooking times are much shorter than other cooking
methods it is essential that recommended cooking times are not
exceeded without first checking the food.
Cooking times given in the cookbook are approximate. Factors that
may affect cooking times are: preferred degree of cooking, starting
temperature, altitude, volume, size and shape of foods and utensils
used. As you become familiar with the oven, you will be able to adjust
It is better to undercook rather than overcook foods. If food is
undercooked, it can always be returned to the oven for further
cooking. If food is overcooked, nothing can be done. Always start with
minimum cooking times.
If the recommended cooking times are exceeded the food will be
spoiled and in extreme circumstances could catch fire and possibly
damage the interior of the oven.
1. Small Quantities of Food.
Take care when heating small quantities of
food as these can easily burn, dry out or
catch fire if cooked too long. Always set short
cooking times and check the food frequently.
NEVER OPERATE THE OVEN WITHOUT FOOD INSIDE ON
MICROWAVE OR COMBINATION.
2. Foods Low in Moisture.
Take care when heating foods low in
moisture, e.g. bread items, chocolate,
popcorn, biscuits and pastries. These
can easily burn, dry out or catch on fire if
cooked too long.
3. Christmas Pudding.
Christmas puddings and other foods high
in fats or sugar, e.g. jam, mince pies,
must not be over heated. These foods
must never be left unattended as with
over cooking these foods can ignite.
4. Boiled Eggs.
Do not boil eggs in their shell in your
microwave. Raw eggs boiled in their
shells can explode causing injury.
5. Foods with Skins.
Potatoes, apples, egg yolk, whole
vegetables and sausages are
examples of food with non porous
skins. These must be pierced using a
fork before cooking to prevent bursting.
When heating liquids, e.g. soup,
sauces and beverages in your microwave oven, overheating the
liquid beyond boiling point can occur without evidence of
This could result in a sudden boil over of the hot liquid. To prevent
this possibility the following steps
should be taken:
a) Avoid using straight-sided
containers with narrow necks.
b) Do not overheat.
c) Stir the liquid before placing the container in the oven and
again halfway through the heating time.
d) After heating, allow to stand in the oven for a short time,
stirring again before carefully removing the container.
Always remove the lids of jars and containers and takeaway food
containers before you microwave them. If you don’t then steam
and pressure might build up inside and cause an explosion even
after the microwave cooking has stopped.
8. Deep Fat Frying.
Do not attempt to deep fat fry in your
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