Microwave tips
Cakes and pastries
Baking tins: It is best to use dark-coloured metal baking
When using the microwave, use baking containers made
of glass, ceramic or plastic. These must be heat-
resistant up to 250 °C. Cakes will not brown so well if
you use these types of baking containers.
Tables: The times given apply to food placed in a cold
The temperature and baking time depend on the
consistency and amount of the mixture. This is why
temperature ranges are given in the tables. Begin with
the lowest temperature and, if necessary, use a higher
setting the next time. A lower temperature results in
more even browning.
More information can be found in the “Baking tips
section which follows the tables.
Always place the cake tin in the centre of the wire rack.
Dish Quantity Microwave output setting in watts,
cooking time in minutes
Whole chicken, fresh, no giblets 1200 g 600 W, 25-30 mins Turn halfway through the cooking time.
Fish fillet, fresh 400 g 600 W, 7-12 mins
Fresh vegetables 250 g
500 g
600 W, 6-10 mins
600 W, 1015 mins
Cut vegetables into pieces of equal
size. Add 1-2 tbsp water per 100 g of
vegetables, and stir.
Side dishes, Potatoes 250 g
500 g
750 g
600 W, 8-10 mins
600 W, 12-15 mins
600 W, 15-22 mins
Cut the potatoes into pieces of equal
size. Add 1 tbsp water for every 100 g,
and stir.
Rice 125 g
250 g
600 W, 4-6 mins + 180 W, 12-15 mins
600 W, 6-8 mins + 180 W, 15-18 mins
Add double the quantity of liquid.
Sweet foods, e.g. blancmange
500 ml 600 W, 6-8 mins Stir the pudding thoroughly 2 to 3 times
during cooking using an egg whisk.
Fruit, compote 500 g 600 W, 9-12 mins Stir during cooking.
You cannot find any information about the settings for the
quantity of food you have prepared.
Increase or reduce the cooking times using the following rule of
thumb: Double amount = double the cooking time, half amount =
half the cooking time
The food has become too dry. Next time, set a shorter cooking time or select a lower microwave
output setting. Cover the food and add more liquid.
When the time has elapsed, the food is still not defrosted,
hot or cooked.
Set a longer time. Large quantities and food which is piled high
require longer times.
When the time has elapsed, the food is overheated at the
edge but not done in the middle.
Stir it during the cooking time and next time, select a lower micro-
wave output setting and a longer cooking time.
After defrosting, the poultry or meat is defrosted on the out-
side but not defrosted in the middle.
Next time, select a lower microwave output setting. If you are
defrosting a large quantity, turn it several times.
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