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NeoChef - Uneven Cook

Troubleshooting Cooking Appliances Last Updated 05/09/2018
NeoChef - Uneven Cook

The following factors are what causes uneven cook. Check each one of them, then proceed to the steps below.

    • Stirring:

      Stirring is one of the most important of all microwaving techniques. In conventional cooking, food is stirred for the purpose of blending. Microwaved food, however, is stirred in order to spread redistribute heat.

      Always stir from the outside towards the centre as the outside of the food heats first.

    • Placing thicker portions facing outwards:

      Since microwaves are attracted to the outside portion of food, it makes sense to place thicker portions of meat, poultry and fish to the outer edge of the baking dish. This way, thicker portions will receive the most microwave energy and the food will cook evenly.

  1. Type of cookware

    Not all dishes are microwave safe. Check the specifications for the cookware. If it is not approved for microwave cooking, do not use the cookware to cook food in MWO.

    Cook Ware For microwave oven

    Ceramic china or Pottery


    Heat-resistant glass


    Heat-resistant plastic over 120oC


    Ordinary plastic

    Use with care (cooking shortly)

    Ordinary Glass

    Use with care (cooking shortly)

    Wood or paper

    Use with care (cooking shortly)


    Don't use

    Metal treamd utensils

    Don't use

    Wrap (vinyl)

    Use with care

    Vinyl pack

    Use with care

    NOTE: When cooking greasy foods, do not use a plastic bag or wrap.

    Wrap can be used in place of a cover to prevent the evaporation of moisture in the food. To prevent the wrap from bulging or sticking to food, loosen the wrap or make holes on it.

  2. Defrost food before cooking.

    If the food is not completely defrosted before cooking, it will cause uneven cooking. For best cooking results, defrost the food before choosing a cooking cycle.

    Quick tips for frozen

    • Remove the fish, selfish, meat and poultry from its original closed wrapper.

    • Shape your ground meat into the form of a doughnut before freezing.

    • Please read the Defrosting Tips in the owners manual of the NeoChef unit. You camn download a copy of your owner's manual from our Manuals and Documents page

  3. Need more support?

    If you still have issues related to your unit, check our large community forum. LG Ask the Community is a platform where people using the same LG products discuss and resolve product issues.

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Author - Sanmi Ajanaku

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