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Microwave energy is produced by high frequency radio waves. They are reflected from metal, but will
pass through most cooking utensils without heating them.
As the waves come into contact with the food, they are converted into heat energy. Listed below are the
suggested cooking utensils for this microwave oven and when to use them.
1. Dishes with metal trim of any type - should not be used. This will cause sparking.
2. Glass or ceramic heat proof dishes - excellent for microwave cooking.
3. China dishes and plates - without metal trim may by used to cook and heat individual portions of food.
4. Wood or straw - use only for short period, wood contains some moisture and the microwave energy
may cause the wood to dry out and crack.
5. Aluminum foil - may be used in very small pieces for shielding only.
Any aluminum foil used should never be closer than 2.5 cm from side walls of oven.
6. Plastic - most heat resistant plastic dinnerware may be used for heating food. However polyethylene,
melamine, phenol are unsuitable for use in the oven. They become hot in the microwave.
7. Wax paper - use as a cover to avoid spatters.
8. Metal - In general, metal utensils should not be used in microwave oven.
CARE AND CLEANING
Although your oven is provided with safety features, it is important to observe the following:
1. It is important not to defeat or tamper with safety interlocks.
2. 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 wipe dry. Never use
abrasive powders or pads.
3. 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 damaged to the door.
Do not operate the oven if it is damaged, until it has been repaired by a trained service technician.
It is particularly important that the oven closes properly and that there is no damage to the:
i) Door (bent)
ii) Hinges and Hookes (broken or loosened)
iii) Door seals and sealing surfaces.
4. The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except a properly trained service technician
BEFORE YOU CALL FOR SERVICE
Refer to following checklist, you may prevent an unnecessary service call.
* The oven doesn't work;
1. Check that the power cord is securely plugged in.
2. Check that the door firmly closed.
3. Check that the cooking time is set.
4. Check for a blown circuit fuse or tripped main circuit breaker in your house.
* Sparking in the cavity;
1. Check that utensils are metal containers or dishes with metal trim.
2. Check that metal skewers touch the interior walls.
If there is still a problem, contact the service station.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
* Q :
I accidentally ran my microwave oven without any food in it. Is it damaged?
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?
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?
The door can be opened anytime during the cooking operation. The microwave energy will be
instantly switched off and the time setting will maintain until the door is closed.
* Q :
Why do I have moisture in my microwave oven after cooking?
The moisture on the side of your microwave oven is normal. It is caused by steam from cooking food
hitting the cool oven surface.
* Q :
Does microwave energy pass through the viewing screen in the door?
No. The metal screen bounces back the energy to the oven cavity. The holes are made to allow light
through. They do not let microwave energy pass through.
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