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Started by johnarrgh on Jan 10, 2021 3:50:30 PM
How to use a combi MW/oven/grill

I have owned a a Combi MW/Oven for a few years but never really used most of the functions on it, mainly because the manual supplied with it from Ikea is very basic and not very informative. It has functions of, MW/Forced Air/Grill/ and Oven. and Combi???? Does anyone know of a book or books that would explain what each of the functions are and the best way to use them? A book with actual ideas and recipes in would be just the job.

Verdigris - 17 Jan 2021 22:01:31 (#10 of 36)

I realised how filthy mine was when I exploded some custard in it the other night. Another job on the to-do list.

carterbrandon - 17 Jan 2021 22:16:19 (#11 of 36)

I've just used mine to make rice pudding. No more tins in this house.

Verdigris - 17 Jan 2021 22:18:43 (#12 of 36)

I was using up the stash of Ambrosia from my late mother's house.

Gotout - 17 Jan 2021 22:25:03 (#13 of 36)

Does anyone know of a book or books that would explain what each of the functions are

I think the big problem is that all microwaves are different and need programming in different ways. My Panasonic is a lot friendlier and has a lot of programs in built, but then it's not a basic model.

HouseOfLametta - 17 Jan 2021 22:56:05 (#14 of 36)

What the hell is "chaos defrost"?

The cat and a table lamp?

Verdigris - 17 Jan 2021 22:57:09 (#15 of 36)

It's intermittent at lower power.

bossab2 - 17 Jan 2021 22:57:16 (#16 of 36)

A panasonic trademark I suspect.

It defrosted some bread for me earlier.

HouseOfLametta - 17 Jan 2021 23:00:03 (#17 of 36)

Did you ask it to?

Verdigris - 17 Jan 2021 23:05:28 (#18 of 36)

A good trick, in winter when the butter is hard, but you need to make a sandwich in a hurry, is to spread the butter on the frozen slices, put the slices butter side together, chaos defrost them and then bung in the filling.

elderberry - 18 Jan 2021 08:08:20 (#19 of 36)

'chaos defrost' sounds as if it's the process someone decided to apply to the UK and the US in 2016

Tenesmus - 18 Jan 2021 08:14:37 (#20 of 36)

The grill button is next to the microwave button, so try to avoid grilling a plastic bowl.

Like Mrs Tenesmus has done. Three times.

Verdigris - 18 Jan 2021 08:18:23 (#21 of 36)

Or selecting micro, when you meant to warm a plate atop a metal trivet.

Or selecting 10 seconds, instead of 10 minutes, when you're grilling sausages, as I may, or may not, have done yesterday.

bossab2 - 18 Jan 2021 09:03:58 (#22 of 36)

Same layout on mine.

Although not pressed in error.

binturong - 23 Jan 2021 21:02:21 (#23 of 36)

They ought to design a combi MW/oven/grill/breadmaker.

Mine isn't a full bread maker but it does have a dough proving function.

JennyRad - 23 Jan 2021 22:08:37 (#24 of 36)

Mine will both prove and bake bread, but you have to move it from one phase to the other, and it doesn't do the hard physical labour bits. It's still pretty good as multifunction devices go.

RosyLovelady - 16 Jun 2021 07:52:43 (#25 of 36)

Is Panasonic the top recommendation, then? Our old, very basic, microwave will soon need to be replaced.

Tenesmus - 16 Jun 2021 08:08:37 (#26 of 36)

Not recommended by me, as ours from new has a fault where it randomly resets itself as if the power has been cut and then the turntable slowly continues to turn even when the door is open.

RosyLovelady - 16 Jun 2021 08:15:19 (#27 of 36)


Verdigris - 16 Jun 2021 10:01:47 (#28 of 36)

Well mine has been is pretty much daily service for over a decade. My late mother's one probably older than 25 years and was still working when I cleared the house.

Dementor - 16 Jun 2021 10:07:27 (#29 of 36)

It’s the old buy cheap regularly / buy expensive conundrum.

Some people get low-end commercial ones - stainless steel throughout for cleaning, no turntable (they use extra magnetrons for even cooking), higher power, programmable memories for one-touch cooking of things you eat often …

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