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It was easy to order and received exactly what I needed. Only complaint would be the 24 hours you have to wait.
Manual was delivered in a timely manner and was all in English as advertised. The manuals I received when we moved into our flat were in German, Italian, and French. Having never used a steamer before, and not speaking/reading German very well, I needed an English Manual. this was a huge help.
Great Manual. This manual is available no where else. It was exactly what I was looking for. Only in German.
This GRUNDIG UV5A Owner Manual is not only an instruction manual but a total functional circuit description of the Multimeter and includes circuit diagram at the end pages. It is very helpful for repairing and calibrating the instrument. It is written in two languages English and German for international support. It was very easy to repair my unit with this document. Regards, Regis Pauly, Electrical Engineer.
The owner's manual was evetything I thought it would be. I was able to print it out using both sides of the paper in quick order, saving me a search online for a used one.
Tips & advice
Tall containers, flat dishes
Both types of container have the same capacity but cooking times are longer for tall containers than for flat ones. Therefore it is preferable to use dishes that are as flat as possible, with the largest possible flat surface. Only use tall containers for foods that are likely to boil over, e.g. noodles, rice, milk etc.
You need to stir the food because the microwaves heat the outer areas first. Stirring the food balances the temperature and the food heats evenly.
Arrange individual portions (pudding moulds, cups or baked potatoes) in a circle on the turntable. Leave space between the portions for the microwave energy to penetrate from all sides.
Round & oval dishes
Food cooks more evenly in round and oval dishes than in rectangular ones, because the microwave energy concentrates into the corners of rectangular dishes and the food there may get overcooked.
Turn medium sized portions, such as burgers and steaks, once during cooking, to reduce cooking time. Large items such as roasts and chickens must be turned because they receive more microwave energy on the uppermost side and could dry out if not turned.
Covering the food
By covering the food as it cooks moisture is retained and cooking time is reduced. Use a lid, microwave film, or cover. Do not cover food that should have a crispy surface, such as roast meat or chicken. As a rule if you would cover it in a conventional oven, cover it in the microwave. If you would cook it in a conventional oven without a cover, you can cook it without a cover in the microwave.
One of the most important rules of microwave cooking is standing time. Almost all foods that are defrosted, heated or cooked in a microwave oven require standing time. This may be fairly short or quite long. During this time the temperature is balanced and the liquids inside the food are evenly distributed.
Irregular shaped food
Place the thicker, more compacted end of the food pointing towards the outside. Place vegetables (such as broccoli) with the stalks pointing outward.
After more than 15 minutes cooking time food acquires a brownness, although this is not comparable to the deep brownness and crispness obtained through conventional cooking. In order to obtain an appetising brown colour you can use browning agents. For the most part they simultaneously act as seasoning agents. In the following table you will find some suggestions for substances you can use as browning agents and some of the uses to which you might put them.
Melted butter and dried paprika Dried paprika Soya sauce Barbecue and Worcestershire sauce, Gravy Rendered down bacon fat or dried onions Cocoa, chocolate flakes, brown icing, honey and marmalade Poultry
Oven baked dishes - Cheese toasties Meat and poultry Roasts, Rissoles, Small roasted items Oven baked dishes, toasted items, soups, stews Cakes and desserts
Coat the poultry with the butter/paprika mixture Dust with paprika Coat with the sauce Coat with the sauce Sprinkle pieces of bacon or dried onions on top Sprinkle pieces on top of cakes & desserts or use to glaze