For super steam convection and steam cooking, Caution, About microwave cooking – Sharp AX-1200 User Manual

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Food Characteristics


Food density will affect the amount of cooking time. Cut the food into thinner parts, if

possible, and arrange in single layer.


The cooking time must be increased as the amount increases.


Small foods and small pieces cook faster than large ones, as heat can penetrate from all

sides to the center. For even cooking make all the pieces the same size.


Foods which are irregular in shape, such as chicken breasts or drumsticks, may take

longer to cook in the thicker parts. Check that these parts are cooked thoroughly before





The initial temperature of food affects the cooking time. Chilled foods will take longer to
cook than foods at room temperature. The temperature of the container is not the actual

temperature of the food or drink.

Seasoning and


Seasoning or flavoring are best added after cooking. If added as marinades or rubs, the

taste may become less pronounced when cooking with steam. Add seasoning or flavor­

ing again after cooking, if necessary.

• Check that food is thoroughly cooked/reheated before serving.
• Cooking time will be affected by the shape, depth, quantity and temperature of food together with the size, shape

and material of the container.

• Never heat oil or fat for deep frying as this may lead to overheating and fire.


Always use dry pot holders or oven mitts to remove


or utensils


the oven. Be careful when

opening the oven door to allow steam to dissipate.


ALWAYS have food in the oven when it is on to

absorb the microwave energy.

Your oven is rated 700 watts using the lEC Test

Procedure. In using recipes or package directions,

check food at the minimum time and add time

Condensation is a normal partof microwave cooking.

Room humidity and the moisture in food will influence

the amount of moisture that condenses in the oven.

Generally, covered foods will not cause as much

condensation as uncovered ones. Vents on the
oven back must not be blocked.
Arrange food carefully. Place thickest areas toward
outside of dish.
Watch cooking time. Cook for the shortest amount
of time indicated and add more as needed. Foods
severely overcooked can smoke or ignite.

Cover foods while cooking. Check recipe or

cookbookforsuggestions:papertowels, wax paper,

microwave plastic wrap or a lid. Covers prevent

spattering and help foods to cook evenly.

Shield with small flat pieces of aluminum foil any

thin areas of meat or poultry to prevent overcooking

before dense, thick areas are cooked thoroughly.

Stir foods from outside to center of dish once or

twice during cooking, if possible.
Turn foods over once during microwaving to speed
cooking of such foods as chicken and hamburgers.

Large items like roasts or turkey breasts must be

turned over at least once.

Rearrange foods like meatballs halfway through

cooking both from top to bottom and fromthecenter
of the dish to the outside.
Add standing time. Remove food from oven and
stir, if possible. Cover for standing time which

allowsthe food tofinish cooking without overcooking.
Check for doneness. Look for signs indicating that

cooking temperatures have been reached.

Doneness signs include:

- Food steams throughout, not just at edge.
- Center bottom of dish is very hot to the


- Poultry thigh joints move easily.
- Meat and poultry show no pinkness.
- Fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.