Friday, 15 November 2013

Samsung Smart Oven - MC32F606

Samsung Electronics has recently launched a new Smart Oven MC32F606 that comes with the Microwave + Convection features. It also has a range of pre-set smart features such as sensor technology, high-quality cooking performance and a sleek aesthetic, all designed to provide convenience for busy households.

This 32 Litres Samsung Convection Microwave Oven MC32F606 features 25 sensor reheat / cook menus that allow consumers to save time and effort when preparing healthy and great-tasting meals for the family. Below are some technical specifications for your reference.

Specifications Of The Oven
Power Source:
- 230V - 50Hz AC

Power Consumption:
- Maximum Power @ 2900W
- Microwave @ 1400W
- Grill (heating element) @ 1500W
- Convection (heating element) @ Max 2100W

Output Power:
- 100W - 900W on 6 levels

Dimensions (W x D x H):
- Cavity Dimension: 373 x 233 x 370mm
- Outside Dimension: 523 x 309 x 506mm

32 L

Weight (Net):
20.00kg approx

[Samsung Smart Oven] Quick Menu Guide
The Smart Cook Programmes are conveniently listed on a chart as shown above.

Using the right cookware for a microwave oven is equally important. As a safety precaution, use the "crusty plate" provided or microwave safe cookware. During convection cooking, disposal muffin and cake cases, greaseproof paper and baking tins are all safe to be used.

The interior of the Samsung Smart Oven is designed with convenience in mind using ceramic enamel surface which provides a durable interior that allows grease and oil to be easily cleaned off (so remember to keep the oven clean and wipe all spills with a damp cloth after each used). Furthermore the coating is also scratch-resistant and helps to prevent bacteria and odour transfer too.

[Samsung Smart Oven] Control Panel
The smart oven features various cooking modes ranging from Smart Multi Sensor, Slim Fry, Dough/Yogurt, Convection, Microwave, and etc. More details of these features will be shared through the recipe posts below.

There is a dual Dial Knob at the bottom of the control panel for selection of weight/serving/time adjustment while setting the cooking programmes. You may have notice the Stop/Eco button that helps to save electricity when the oven is not in use.

You can stop cooking at any point of time to check the food, turn/stir the food or have it on stand by:-

Temporarily: Open the door or press the Stop/Eco button once. To resume cooking, close the door again and press the Start/+30s button.

Completely: Press the Stop/Eco button twice to end the cooking process.

Depending on the model purchased, the oven also comes with several accessories that can be used in a variety of ways. The photo above shows the High / Low Rack which is to be placed on the turntable to cook two dishes at the same time. A small dish may be placed on the turntable while the second dish can be placed on the rack. These metal racks can also be used during grill, convection and combination cooking.

The Crusty Plate, on the other hand, can be used to brown the bottom of food by using the microwave or grill combination cooking modes, as well as keep pastry and pizza dough crispy.

[Samsung Smart Oven] Remove Odor And Cleaning
Follow these steps prior to using the oven for the first time, or to remove odour after a long cooking session:-

1. Fill a microwave safe bowl with water until it is half full, add in two slices of lemon, and place the bowl on the turntable.

2. Press the Microwave button, and select the appropriate power level (900W).

3. Set the cooking time by turning the Dial knob clockwise until it reaches 10 minutes (1st time) and 5 minutes for subsequent cleaning.

4. Press the Start/+30s button to start the cooking process.

The Samsung Smart Oven MC32F606 includes functions such as microwave, oven, slim fry, fermenters, and also ensures germ-free cleaning cooking with its antibacterial ceramic coating inside. It is available for SG$649 at major consumer electronics stores.

I will be sharing some simple recipes (30 minutes meal) using this oven, so please keep a look out on them soon.


Baked Salmon With Assorted Veggies

Slim Fry Chicken with Assorted Veggies

Baked Pumpkin with Rice Stuffing

Double Chocolate Chips Muffin

Homemade Yogurt

Oven Baked Apple Chips

Blueberry Lavender Butter Cake

Banana Espresso Walnut Muffin

Pandan Chiffon Cupcake
(coming soon)

Thanksgiving Roasted Chicken

Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Chip Muffins

*Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Samsung.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Mother Of All Grains - Quinoa (小小米)

Quinoa (pronounced Keen-Wah or Ken-Wa) is originated from the Andean region of South America and it is considered by the Incas as the "Mother of All Grains". Unlike other grains, quinoa boasts a complete protein because it contains 8 essential amino acids which is normally found in meat, fish, eggs but rarely in vegetables.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Assorted Chiffon Tins

This lovely Heartshape Chiffon Tin is one of the dream pan for most bakers (it is not available in Singapore; at least not in those baking ingredients shop like sunlik, phoon huat or bake king) and it is available online from Rakuten or Japan (departmental store). The pan is slight heavier as compared to the normal chiffon tin we get in Singapore and the price is also much higher (between 4 - 5 times the price of a normal chiffon tin in Singapore) due to the overseas postage and etc.

So if any of your friends or yourself is planning to go Japan, perhaps you could check out this lovely pan at their departmental stores such as Tokyo Hands (kitchenware section) for less than SG$30.00

But if shape is your main concern, you can easily grab any metal chiffon tin at any of the local baking ingredients shops mentioned above. The price range from SG$6+ to S$20+ depending on the size and material made. I have 3 chiffon tins in total which are 2 rounds and a heartshape from size 15cm and 20cm.

On the hand for something presentable and convenience when you wanted to bake a chiffon cake as a gift. You can try getting one of these disposable chiffon case from Daiso. It's about SG$2.00 for two 15cm (wide) paper cases or you can get five 12cm paper case from Phoon Huat at less than SG$3.00.

With a desire tin, you can try to make any of these chiffon cake recipes featured below.

Kiwi Chiffon Cake

Orange Chiffon Cake

Matcha Cherry Blossom Chiffon

Rose Tea Chiffon Cake

Gula Melaka Chiffon Cake

Chocolate And Mint Chiffon

Pulut Hitam Chiffon Cake

Grand Marnier Fig Chiffon

Lemon And Cheese Chiffon

Black Sesame Chiffon Cake

Durian Chiffon Cake

Wholemeal Banana Chiffon

Pandan Chiffon Cake
(fresh pandan juice)
Pandan Chiffon
(pandan paste)
Wholemeal Pandan Chiffon

Chocolate Orange Chiffon Matcha Black Sesame Chiffon Chocolate Espresso Chiffon
Matcha Azuki Chiffon Cake Peanut Butter Nutella Chiffon Caramelised Banana Chiffon
Japanese Dark Pearl Chiffon Pandan Chiffon Cake Beetroot Chiffon Cake