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MICROWAVE OVEN FAQ
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  1. What are Microwaves?
  2. How Microwave Oven Cooks Food?
  3. How Microwave Oven cooking is beneficial than conventional cooking?
  4. What type of Food can be cooked in Microwave Oven?
  5. What is the penetration depth of Microwaves?
  6. What are the advantages of using Videocon Microwave?
  7. Important Safety Precautions for general use

1. What are Microwaves?
Microwaves are a form of high frequency electromagnetic waves (frequency is 2450MHz) similar to those used by TV & Radio.

2.How Microwave Oven Cooks Food?
Electricity is converted into Microwave energy, they are reflected by the metal walls of the Microwave Oven cavity and conducted into the food - penetrating the container holding the food and get absorbed microwaves, cause the food molecules to vibrate at very high frequency, causing friction and releasing heat, which cooks the Food.

3.How Microwave Oven cooking is beneficial than conventional cooking?
In a Conventional cooking, the air & the wall of the container heat up first. This heat is then transferred on to the surface, and then conducted to the core of food, thus cooking the Food from the outside to it's core. Resulting some times under cooked food and overcooked the container. In Microwave Oven, the air & wall do not heat up . Microwaves penetrate through the container & food resulting a inside to outside cooking which gives a uniform & simultaneous cooking all the time. Saves energy, time & money.

4.What type of Food can be cooked in Microwave Oven?
Microwave Oven is a complete cooking system, which can cook almost every kind of Indian food - curries, tikkas, idlies, halwa, biryani etc without the aid of any other (Gas, electric or kerosene Always refer the operating instructions.

5. What is the penetration depth of Microwaves?
Microwaves can penetrate the food up to 1.5 inches (4cms) in thickness.

6. What are the advantages of using Videocon Microwave?
Convenience in use - With the Dial knobs / feather touch buttons, set the time for cooking and watch your favorite TV channel. You can cook & serve in the same dish.
Efficiency and saving of Time & energy - Microwave Oven saves up to 60-70% of cooking time and up to 40% of energy as compared to Gas, stove cooking under specific conditions.
No Cooking Smells - Since cooking odors are usually contained within the microwave cavity, kitchen odors are kept to an absolute minimum. Smart Kitchens - Because of the mechanisms of microwave cooking, the Microwave Oven, Kitchen and dishes stay cool while it is only the Food that becomes piping hot. Less risk of Burns - There is very minimal risk while working with Microwave Oven as the container do not become red hot, but only heat up by conduction of heat from food, there is less risk of getting burnt from dishes of from the oven itself.
Less Cleaning and washing up - In the Microwave oven, the cooking and serving the Food is possible in the same container there by reducing the amount of Washing up. Cleaning the Oven is also a easier job as Food particle does not bake on or splatter.
Additional features of Videocon Microwave Ovens
Digital Sensiwave - The Unique 360 Cooking enabled by the Heater where your food gets heat from all sides, thus ensuring even cooking and no uncooked middles and inconsistent dishes.
Nutrilock for Healthy Food- Microwave ovens with Digital Sensi Waves which allow you to cook healthier meals by retaining the entire nutrient content & natural flavors which usually gets lost in the conventional way of cooking
Auto Cook Menus* - A set of Preset programs especially suited for Indian style cooking and daily needs. You do not need to input Cooking power and time.
Power Level selections* - The Microwave cooking is made much simpler and precise with the 5 or 10 Power level selections. You can select a desired Power level and then use the TIME / MENU dial to set a desired cooking time.
Express Cooking* - The Microwave Oven will operate at HIGH power (100% power output) for Express Cooking program.
Auto Defrost - A preset program, used to defrost meat, poultry and seafood. The Defrosting time and power level are automatically set once the Food category and the weight are programmed.
Child Lock - Use to prevent the unsupervised operation of the Oven by little children.
12 Hr / 24 Hr Selectable clock* - To check the time while the Oven is operating, press the CLOCK button, then the time will be displayed. Clock can be set with 12 Hr or 24 Hr setting.
Grill Cooking - The Grill Cooking is done at a high temperature with the food close to the heat source, which gives it a rich brown appearance. Useful for thin slices of meat, chops, kebabs, sausages of piece of chicken, hot sandwiches and au gratin dishes.
Combination Cooking - Combination cooking automatically alternates between grill and microwave heating. It is this ideal for roasting meat, poultry, fish, potatoes etc. The advantage of Combination cooking is that it gives food a rich brown color and often shortens conventional cooking time. Combination setting is automatic and there is no need to set the grill temperature or power level. However the number of such settings would vary in each model as Combi 1, Combi 2 etc.
Convection Cooking - Convection oven has a Fan to circulate the Hot air in the oven cavity, resulting in uniform air temperature within the cavity and eliminating the need to place food at different levels as in the case of other ovens.

7. Important Safety Precautions for general use
1.Do not use the oven for any reason other than food preparation, such as drying cloths, paper or any other nonfood items or sterilizing purposes.
2.Do not use the oven when empty, this could damage the oven.
3.Do not use the oven cavity for any type of storage such as papers, cookbook, cookware etc.
4.Do not operate the oven without turntable trey in place.
5.Be caution while removing the turntable trey after the cooking the meats that may cause an accumulation of grease in the trey.
6.Always use hot pads or oven mitts while placing or removing food or accessories from the oven.
7.Do not use recycled paper products for cooking.
8.Do not continue to cook with metal utensils if sparking appears.
9.Do not cook eggs in the shelf, as they will explode.
10.Do not cook popcorn except in a microwave approved popcorn bag or in a commercial package recommended especially for microwave ovens.
11.Do not attempt to remove covers, panes etc.
12.Do not attempt to operate this appliance with the door open.
13.If smoke is observed switch off or unplug the appliance and keep the door closed in order to stifle any flames. 14.Microwave heating of beverages can result in delayed eruptive boiling therefore care has to be taken when handling the container.



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