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  • Page 1: Microwave Oven

    Microwave oven User manual MC12J8035CT MC12J8035CT_AA_DE68-04367A-00_EN.indd 1 2015-06-11 12:16:14...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Important safety instructions Installation What’s included Turntable Maintenance Cleaning Replacement (repair) Care during an extended period of disuse Before you start Clock Sound On/Off About microwave energy Cookware for microwave mode Operations Control panel Manual mode Auto mode Special functions Cooking Smart Auto cooking Manual cooking...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important safety instructions Congratulations on your new Samsung microwave oven. This manual contains important information on the installation, use and care of your appliance. Please take time to read this manual to take full advantage of your microwave oven’s many benefits and features.
  • Page 4: Save These Instructions

    Important safety instructions IMPORTANT SAFETY SYMBOLS AND PRECAUTIONS What the icons and signs in this user manual mean: WARNING Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in severe personal injury or death. CAUTION Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in minor personal injury or property damage. CAUTION To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when using your microwave oven, follow these basic safety precautions.
  • Page 5 When using any electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following: WARNING To reduce risk of burns, electric shock, fire, personal injury or exposure to excessive microwave energy: 1. Read all safety instructions before using the appliance. 2.
  • Page 6 Important safety instructions 16. When cleaning surfaces of the door and oven that come together when the door closes, use only mild, nonabrasive soaps, or detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth. Unplug the plug before cleaning. 17. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity: 18.
  • Page 7: Grounding Instructions

    CAUTION 1. Over the range model only • Clean ventilating hoods frequently - Grease should not be allowed to accumulate on the hood of the filter. • When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on. • Use care when cleaning the vent-hood filter. Corrosive cleaning agents, such as lye- based oven cleaner, may damage the filter.
  • Page 8 Important safety instructions USE OF EXTENSION CORDS A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risk of your becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Longer cord sets or extension cords are available and you can use them if you exercise care. If you use a long cord or extension cord: 1.
  • Page 9 This appliance must be properly grounded. Read and follow the specific “Grounding instructions” found in the beginning of this Section. Do not ground the appliance to a gas pipe, plastic water pipe, or telephone line. • This may result in electric shock, fire, an explosion, or problems with the product. •...
  • Page 10 Important safety instructions INSTALLATION CAUTIONS Position the oven so that the plug is easily accessible. • Failing to do so may result in electric shock or fire due to electric leakage. Unplug the oven when it is not being used for long periods of time or during a thunder/lightning storm.
  • Page 11 Do not attempt to repair, disassemble, or modify the appliance yourself. • Because a high voltage current enters the product chassis during operation, opening the chassis can result in electric shock or fire. • You may be exposed to electromagnetic waves. •...
  • Page 12 Important safety instructions USAGE CAUTIONS If the surface of the microwave is cracked, turn it off. • Failing to do so may result in electric shock. Dishes and containers can become hot. Handle with care. Hot foods and steam can cause burns. Carefully remove container coverings, directing steam away from your hands and face.
  • Page 13 Do not cook without the glass tray in place on the oven floor. Food will not cook properly without the tray. Do not defrost frozen beverages in narrow-necked bottles. The containers can break. Do not scratch the glass of the oven door with a sharp object. •...
  • Page 14: Installing Your Microwave Oven

    Important safety instructions INSTALLING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN Place the oven on a flat level surface 33.5 inches (85 cm) above the floor. The surface should be strong enough to safety bear the weight of the oven. • NOT FOR BUILT-IN INSTALLATION 1.
  • Page 15: Storing And Repairing Your Microwave Oven

    STORING AND REPAIRING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN If you need to store your microwave oven for a short or extended period of time, choose a dust-free, dry location. Dust and dampness may adversely affect the microwave parts. • Do not repair, replace or service any part of your microwave oven yourself. Allow only a qualified service technician to perform repairs.
  • Page 16: Installation

    Make sure all parts and accessories listed on this page and the next page are included in the product package. If you have a problem with the oven or accessories, contact a local Samsung customer center or the retailer. Oven at a glance...
  • Page 17 Accessories The oven comes with different accessories that help you prepare different types of food. Roller ring Turntable Crusty plate Low rack High rack English 17 MC12J8035CT_AA_DE68-04367A-00_EN.indd 17 2015-06-11 12:16:16...
  • Page 18: Turntable

    If you need an accessory marked oven without the roller ring and with an * (asterisk), please contact turntable. the Samsung Call Center using the phone number listed on the last page of this manual or visit our on-line parts web site at
  • Page 19: Maintenance

    Maintenance Cleaning Clean the oven regularly to prevent impurities from building up on or inside the oven. Also pay special attention to the door, door seal, and turntable and roller ring (applicable models only). If the door won’t open or close smoothly, first check if the door seals have built up impurities.
  • Page 20: Replacement (Repair)

    Samsung cord from the power source, service center for technical and then contact a local assistance.
  • Page 21: Before You Start

    Before you start There are a two microwave components that you should know about before going directly to a recipe. Before or during any cooking mode, you can set/change the clock or the kitchen timer to your needs. Clock It is important to set the correct clock time to ensure correct automatic operations. 1.
  • Page 22: Sound On/Off

    Before you start Sound On/Off You can turn on or off the key tone, beep, or alarm. This setting is available only in the Standby state (when the current time is displayed). To mute the sound, hold down 3 seconds. “OFF” appears on the display. To unmute the sound, hold down again for 3 seconds.
  • Page 23: About Microwave Energy

    About microwave energy Microwaves are high-frequency electromagnetic waves. The oven uses its built-in magnetron to generate microwaves which cook or reheat food without deforming or discolouring the food. 1. The microwaves generated by the magnetron are distributed uniformly by the whirling distribution system. This is why the food is cooked evenly.
  • Page 24: Cookware For Microwave Mode

    Before you start Cookware for microwave mode Cookware used for Microwave Mode must allow microwaves to pass through and penetrate food. Metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, and copper reflect microwaves. Therefore, do not use cookware made of metallic materials. Cookware marked microwave - safe is always safe for use.
  • Page 25 Microwave- Material Description safe Oven-to-table Microwave-safe unless decorated with ware metal trims. Delicate glassware may break or crack Glassware Fine glassware if heated rapidly. Appropriate for warming only. Remove Glass jars the lid before cooking. Dishes Metal These may cause arcing or fire. Freezer bag with twist-ties Plates, cups,...
  • Page 26: Operations

    Operations Control panel The front panel comes in a wide range of materials and colors. For improved quality, the actual appearance of the oven is subject to change without notice. 01 Feature panel Press to select a desired cooking mode or function. 02 Display Shows necessary information for selected function or settings.
  • Page 27 Feature overview Temp./Power Default Temp./ Feature Max. time range Power 300-450 °F 400 °F 60 min. Power Convection is similar to Convection mode. However, the heating elements generate stronger Power Convection heat and distribute stronger air current inside the oven. This is designed to cook food faster while keeping or improving the taste.
  • Page 28 Operations Temp./Power Default Temp./ Feature Max. time range Power To accommodate first-time users of Power Auto Power Convection Convection mode, the oven offers 14 auto programs. For cooking beginners, the oven offers a total of Auto Cook 23 auto cooking programs. The oven offers 4 defrosting programs for your Auto Defrost...
  • Page 29: Manual Mode

    Manual mode Step 1. Select mode On the feature panel, select a Manual mode., for example, Convection. The default temperature (or power level) blinks. If you press Combi mode, one of these indicators is displayed: • Cb-1 (Microwave+Grill) • Cb-2 (Microwave+Convection) Step 2.
  • Page 30 Operations CAUTION • Always use oven gloves while taking out • The microwave fan may continue to food. operate for 5 minutes after cooking if the temperature in the oven cavity is too hot. will be displayed. To change the cooking time during cooking Use the buttons to adjust the cooking time.
  • Page 31 Power Convection Power Convection is similar to the Convection mode. However, the heating elements generate higher temperature heat and the fan generates stronger air currents inside the oven. This mode is designed to cook faster while keeping or improving the taste. You can use the Low rack or a combination of the Low rack and Crusty plate on the turntable.
  • Page 32 Operations Convection The heating elements generate heat, which is evenly distributed inside the oven by the convection fan. You can use the Low rack or a combination of the Low rack and Crusty plate on the turntable. Use this mode for biscuits, individual scones, rolls, and cakes as well as fruit cakes, choux pastries, and soufflés.
  • Page 33 Combi - Grill Combi The heating elements generate heat, which is reinforced by the microwave energy. Use only microwave-safe cookware, such as glass or ceramic cookware. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 > > > > Combi Mode (Cb-1) Power Level...
  • Page 34 Operations Combi - Convection Combi This combination mode combines microwave energy with hot air, resulting in reduced cooking time and producing a brown, crispy surface on the food. Use this mode for all kinds of meat and poultry as well as casseroles and gratin dishes, sponge cakes and light fruit cakes, pies and crumbles, roast vegetables, scones, and breads.
  • Page 35 Microwave Microwaves are high-frequency electromagnetic waves. The microwave energy cooks or reheats food without changing either the form or the color. • Use only microwave-safe cookware. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 > > > Microwave Power Level Cooking Time 1.
  • Page 36 Operations Grill The heating elements generate heat. Make sure they are in the horizontal position. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 > > > Grill Cooking Time 1. Put the High rack or the combination of High rack and Crusty plate on the turntable.
  • Page 37: Auto Mode

    Auto mode The oven offers 4 different auto modes for your convenience: Auto Power Convection, Auto Cook, Slim Fry, and Defrost. Select one that best fits your needs. Step 1. Select mode On the feature panel, press an auto mode button, for example, Auto Power Convection.
  • Page 38 Operations Auto Power Convection Power Convection is similar to the Convection mode. However, the heating elements generate higher temperature heat and and the fan generates stronger air currents inside the oven. This mode is designed to cook faster while keeping or improving flavor. To accommodate first-time users of the Power Convection mode, the oven offers 14 auto programmes.
  • Page 39 Slim Fry The 8 slim fry cook features include/provide pre-programmed cooking times. You do not need to set either the cooking time or the power level. You can adjust the slim fry cook category by press the slim fry cook button. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3...
  • Page 40: Special Functions

    Operations Special functions Warm Hold With this function, only the convection heating element operates, and it cycles on and off to keep food warm. When cooking is complete, 1. On the feature panel, press Warm Hold. The default temperature (150 °F) blinks. 2.
  • Page 41 Warm Hold guide Food Temperature Standing time Directions (°F) (min.) Meals For keeping meat, chicken, gratin, pizza, potatoes, and plated meals warm. Drinks For keeping water, milk, and coffee warm. Breads/Pastries For keeping bread, toast, rolls, muffins, and cake warm. Dishes/Crockery For preheating dishes and crockery.
  • Page 42: Cooking Smart

    Cooking Smart Auto cooking Auto Power Convection guide Cook No. Food Amount Directions Bone-In 2 servings (18 oz.) Brush the chicken pieces with oil and Chicken Pieces 4 servings (36 oz.) seasonings. Place the pieces skin side down on the high rack. When the microwave beeps, turn over Bone- In Chicken Pieces and press start to continue.
  • Page 43 Cook No. Food Amount Directions Boneless Pork 2 servings (2 ea.) Place the pork chops on the high Chops 4 servings (4 ea.) rack. When the microwave beeps, (1 serving = turn over the pork chops and press 4-5 oz./each) start to continue.
  • Page 44 Cooking Smart Auto Cook guide Cook No. Food Amount Directions Soup 1 to 4 servings Pour the refrigerated soup into a (8 oz./serving) mircrowave safe bowl. Cover with a lid or vented plastic wrap. Stir well before serving. Pasta 1 to 4 servings Place the refrigerated pasta on a (8 oz./serving) microwave safe plate or bowl.
  • Page 45 Cook No. Food Amount Directions Bacon 1 serving : 2 slices Layer 2 paper towels on a 2 servings : 4 slices microwave safe plate and arrange 3 servings : 6 slices the bacon on the towels. Do not overlap bacon. Cover with an additional paper towel.
  • Page 46 Cooking Smart Cook No. Food Amount Directions Popcorn 3.5 oz. Heat only one microwave popcorn 3.0 oz. bag at a time. Be careful when 1.5 oz. removing the heated bag from the microwave and opening the bag as the steam can easily burn. Melt Butter 1 stick (¼...
  • Page 47 Slim Fry guide Cook No. Food Amount Directions Frozen Prawns 2 servings (8 oz.) Place frozen prawns on the crusty 4 servings (16 oz.) plate, then place the plate on the high rack. Frozen Chicken 2 servings (10 ea.) Place frozen chicken nuggets on the Nuggets 4 servings (20 ea.) crusty plate, then place the plate on...
  • Page 48 Cooking Smart Defrost guide Cook No. Food Amount Directions Meat 0.1-3.5 lbs. Shield the edges with aluminium foil. Turn the meat over when the oven beeps. This program is suitable for lamb, pork, steaks, chops, and ground meat. For ground meat, place the meat directly on the turntable tray on wax paper.
  • Page 49: Manual Cooking

    Manual cooking Microwave cooking guide • Do not use metal containers with Microwave mode. Always put food containers on the turntable. • It is recommended to cover the food for best results. • After cooking is complete, let the food settle in its own steam. Frozen vegetables •...
  • Page 50 Cooking Smart Fresh vegetables • Use a glass Pyrex container with a lid. • Add 30-45 ml of cold water (2-3 tbsp.) for every 0.6 lbs.. • Stir once during cooking, and once after cooking. Add seasoning after cooking. • For faster cooking, it is recommended to cut into smaller, even sizes.
  • Page 51 Cooking time Standing time Food Amount Power (min.) (min.) Onions 0.6 lb. 100 % 5-5½ Cut onions into slices or halves. Add only 15 ml (1 tbsp.) water. Pepper 0.6 lb. 100 % 4½-5 Cut pepper into small slices. Potatoes 0.6 lb.
  • Page 52 Cooking Smart Rice and Pasta Stir from time to time during and after cooking. Cook uncovered, and close the lid during settling. Then, drain water thoroughly. • Rice: Use a large glass Pyrex container with a lid against the rice doubling in volume. Pasta: Use a large glass Pyrex container.
  • Page 53 Reheating • Do not reheat large-sized foods such as joints of meat, which easily overcook. • It is safer to reheat foods at lower power levels. • Stir well or turn over during and after cooking. Use caution for liquids or baby foods. Stir well before, during, and after cooking with a •...
  • Page 54 Cooking Smart Cooking time Standing Food Amount Power (min.) time (min.) Filled Pasta With 0.8 lb. 70 % Sauce Put filled pasta (e.g. ravioli, tortellini) in a deep ceramic plate. Cover (Chilled) with a plastic lid. Stir occasionally during reheating and again before standing and serving.
  • Page 55 Defrost Put frozen food in a microwave-safe container without a cover. Turn over during defrosting, and drain off liquid and remove giblets after defrosting. For faster defrosting, cut the food into small pieces, and wrap them with aluminum foil before defrosting. When the outer surface of frozen foods begins to melt, stop defrosting and let stand as instructed in the table below.
  • Page 56 Cooking Smart Grilling guide The grill-heating elements are located on the ceiling of the cooking chamber. These elements operate only when the door is closed and the turntable is rotating. When grilling food, put the food on the high rack unless otherwise instructed. Preheat the grill for 3 minutes with Grill mode, and, unless otherwise instructed below, grill food on the high rack.
  • Page 57 Cooking time Food Amount Mode side (min.) side (min.) Baked Apples 2 apples 30 % + Grill Core the apples and fill them with raisins and jam. Put some almond slices on top. Put apples on a flat glass Pyrex dish. Place the dish directly on the low rack.
  • Page 58 Cooking Smart Crusty plate We recommend you to preheat the crusty plate while it’s on the turntable for 3-4 minutes. Preheat Cooking Food Amount Time Time Mode Mode (min.) (min.) Bacon 0.2 lb. 60 % + Grill 60 % + Grill (4-6 slices) Preheat crusty plate.
  • Page 59 Power Convection guide Cooking with Power Convection is a powerful combination of the inner grill heater and the convection ring heater with fan at side. The hot air blows from the top of the cavity through holes into the oven. The heating element at top and side and the fan at the side-wall, keeps the hot air circulating evenly.
  • Page 60 Cooking Smart Convection guide Convection In Convection mode, both the heating element and the side-wall fan operate together to circulate the heat inside the cooking chamber. Use this mode for biscuits, individual scones, rolls, and cakes as well as fruit cakes, choux, and soufflés. All conventional ovenproof cookware, baking tins and sheets –...
  • Page 61 Power Cooking time Food Amount Step Step Step Step (min.) (min.) Meat Roast Beef/ 2.7-2.9 lbs. 30 % + 350 °F 22-25 14-16 Lamb Brush beef/lamb with oil and spice it with pepper, salt and paprika. (Medium) Put it on the low rack, first with the fat side down. After cooking, wrap in aluminium foil and let stand for 10-15 minutes.
  • Page 62: Quick & Easy

    Cooking Smart Quick & Easy Melting butter Cooking jam Put about 3 tbsp. butter into a small deep Put 21 oz. of fruit (600 g or about 2½ cups) glass dish. Cover with plastic lid. (for example mixed berries) in a suitable Heat for 30-40 seconds using 90 %, until sized glass Pyrex bowl with lid.
  • Page 63: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you encounter a problem using your microwave, first check the table below and try the recommendations. If a problem persists, or if an information code keeps appearing on the display, contact a local Samsung service center. Checkpoints Problem...
  • Page 64 Troubleshooting Problem Cause Action The power turns off The oven has been cooking for After the oven has cooked for during operation. an extended period of time. an extended period of time, let the oven cool. The cooling fan is not working. Listen for the sound of the cooling fan.
  • Page 65 Problem Cause Action The oven exterior There is not sufficient There are intake/exhaust outlets is too hot during ventilation space for the oven. on the front and rear of the operation. oven for ventilation. Check the installation guide and make sure that the microwave is far enough away from walls and cabinets for proper ventilation.
  • Page 66 Troubleshooting Problem Cause Action The warm function The oven may not work if too To test the oven, put one cup does not work. much food is being warmed or of water in a microwave- improper cookware is being safe container and run the used.
  • Page 67 Problem Cause Action There are sparks Metal containers are used Do not use metal containers. during cooking. during the cooking or thawing. When power is The door is not properly closed. Close the door and check again. connected, the oven immediately starts to work.
  • Page 68 Troubleshooting Problem Cause Action Turntable While turning, the There is no roller ring, or the Install the roller ring and then turntable comes out roller ring is not properly in try again. of place or stops place. turning. The turn table drags The roller ring is not properly Adjust the amount of food.
  • Page 69 Problem Cause Action Grill Smoke comes out During initial operation, smoke This is not a malfunction. After during operation. may come from the heating you run the oven 2-3 times, it elements when you first use the should stop. oven. Food is on the heating elements.
  • Page 70 Troubleshooting Problem Cause Action The oven does not The oven door is frequently Do not open the door unless cook properly. opened during cooking. you are cooking things that need to be turned. If you open the door often, the interior temperature will be lowered and this may affect the results of your cooking.
  • Page 71: Information Codes

    C-21 If this code re-appears, call temperature for an operation. your local Samsung service center. C-F2 Press Stop to try again. Turn off the microwave oven, unplug it, and let it cool. Clean the button and area around The touch key malfunction.
  • Page 72: Technical Specifications

    Technical specifcations Technical specifcations SAMSUNG strives to improve its products at all times. Both the design specifications and the user instructions are thus subject to change without notice. Power Source 120 V ~ 60 Hz Maximum Power 1650 W Microwave...
  • Page 73: Warranty

    SAMSUNG or SAMSUNG’s authorized service center. SAMSUNG will repair this product or replace it if cannot repair it, at our option and at no charge as stipulated herein, with new or reconditioned parts or products if found to be defective during the limited warranty period specified above.
  • Page 74 If in-home service is unavailable, SAMSUNG may elect, at our option, to provide for transportation of our choice to and from a SAMSUNG authorized service center.
  • Page 76 How-to Videos and Live Shows * Requires reader to be installed on your smartphone Please be advised that the Samsung warranty does NOT cover service calls to explain product operation, correct improper installation, or perform normal cleaning or maintenance. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?