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HOOVER Microwave Oven HMG25STB Manual

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Owner’s Manual

Please read these instructions carefully before installing and operating the oven.


By placing the mark on this product, we are confirming compliance with all relevant European safety, health, and environmental requirements which are a pplicable in
legislation for this product.


This appliance is labeled in accordance with European Directive 201/19/EU  regarding electric and electronic appliances (WEEE). The WEEE contains both polluting  substances (that can have a negative effect on the environment) and base elements (that can be reused.) It’s important that the WEEE undergo specific treatments to correctly remove and dispose of the pollutants and recover all the materials. Individuals can play an important role in ensuring that the WEEE does not become an environmental problem;  t is essential to follow a few basic rules:
– The WEEE should not be treated as domestic waste;
– The WEEE should be taken to dedicated collection areas managed by the town council or a registered company.
In many countries, domestic collections may be available for large WEEEs. When you buy a new appliance, the old one can be returned to the vendor who must accept it free of charge as a one-off, as long as the appliance is of an equivalent type and has the same functions as the purchased appliance.


  1. Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open-door operation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.
    Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
  2.  Do not operate the oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the oven door close properly and that there is no damage to the
    a. Door (bent),
    b. Hinges and latches (broken or loosened),
    c. Door seals and sealing surfaces.
  3.  The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.


When using electrical appliances basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive microwave energy:

  1. Read all instructions before using the appliance and keep them for future reference.
  2. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this appliance. This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook or dry food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.
  3. Do not operate the oven when empty.
  4. Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly or if it has been damaged or dropped. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard
  5. WARNING: Only allow children to use the oven without supervision when adequate instructions have been given so that the child is able to use the oven in a safe way and understands the hazards of improper use.
  6.  Warning: When the appliance is operated in the combination mode, children should only use the oven under adult supervision due to the temperatures generated.
  7.  To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
    a) When heating food in a plastic or paper container, keep an eye on the oven due to the possibility of ignition;
    b) Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bag in oven.
    c) If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug the appliance and keep the door closed in order to stifle any flames.
    d) Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in the cavity when not in use.
    e) The microwave oven is intended for heating food and beverages. Drying of clothing and heating of warming pads, slippers, sponges, damp cloth and similar may lead to risk of injury, ignition or fire.
  8. WARNING: Liquid or other food must not be heated in sealed containers since they are liable to explode.
  9. Microwave heating of beverage can result in delayed eruptive boiling, therefore care has to be taken when handling the container.
  10. Do not fry food in the oven. Hot oil can damage oven parts and utensils and even result in skin burns.
  11. Eggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled eggs should not be heated in microwave ovens since they may explode even after microwave heating has ended.
  12. Pierce foods with heavy skins such as potatoes, whole squashes, apples and chestnuts before cooking.
  13. The contents of feeding bottles and baby jars should be stirred or shaken and the temperature should be checked before serving in order to avoid burns.
  14. Cooking utensils may become hot because of heat transferred from the heated food. Potholders may be needed to handle the utensil.
  15. Utensils should be checked to ensure that they are suitable for use in the microwave oven.
  16. WARNING: It is hazardous for anyone other than a trained person to carry out any service or repair the operation which involves the removal of any cover which gives protection against exposure to microwave energy.
  17. This product is Group 2 Class B ISM equipment. The definition of Group 2 contains all ISM  (Industrial, Scientific, and Medical) equipment in which radio- requency energy is intentionally generated and/or used in the form of electromagnetic radiation for the treatment of material, and spark erosion equipment. For Class, B  equipment is equipment suitable for use in domestic establishments and in establishments directly connected to a low voltage power supply network that supplies buildings used for domestic purposes.
  18. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
  19.  Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
  20. The microwave oven is only used in freestanding.
  21. WARNING: Do not install an oven over a range cooktop or other heat-producing appliance. If installed could be damaged and the warranty would be avoided.
  22. The microwave oven shall not be placed in a cabinet.
  23. The door or the outer surface may get hot when the appliance is operating.
  24. Warning: Accessible parts may become hot during use. Young children should be kept away.
  25. During use the appliances become hot. Care should be taken to avoid touching heating elements inside the oven, for cooking ranges and ovens.
  26.  The temperature of accessible surfaces may be high when the appliance is operating.
  27. The appliance is not to be used by children or persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge unless they have been given supervision or instruction.
  28. WARNING: If the door or door seals are damaged, the oven must not be operated until it has been repaired by a competent person.
  29. The instructions shall state that appliances are not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate remote-control system.
  30. The microwave oven is for household use only and not for commercial use.
  31. Never remove the distance holder in the back or on the sides, as it ensures a minimum distance from the wall for air circulation.
  32. Please secure the turntable before you move the appliance to avoid damages.
  33.  Caution: It is dangerous to repair or maintain the appliance by no other than a specialist because under these circumstances the cover has to be removed which assures protection against microwave radiation. This applies to changing the power cord or the lighting as well. Send the appliance in these cases to our service center.
  34.  The microwave oven is intended for defrosting, cooking, and steaming of food only.
  35. Use gloves if you remove any heated food.
  36. Caution! Steam will escape when opening lids or wrapping foil.
  37. This appliance can be used by children aged 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge f they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children unless they are aged 8 years and above and supervised.
  38. If smoke is emitted, switch off or unplug the appliance and keep the door closed in order to stifle any flames.


Power Consumption: 230V/50Hz, 1400W(Microwave),1000W(Grill)
Microwave Power Output: 900W
Operation Frequency: 2450MHz
Outside Dimensions: 281mm(H)x483mm(W)x425mm(D)
Oven Cavity Dimensions: 240mm(H)x340mm(W)x344mm(D)
Oven Capacity: Compact 25 Litres
Net Weight: Approx.14.5 kg


  1. Make sure that all the packing materials are removed from the inside of the door.
  2. WARNING: Check the oven for any damage, such as misaligned or bent door, damaged door seals and sealing surface, broken or loose door hinges and latches, and dents inside the cavity or on the door. If there is any damage, do not operate the oven and contact qualified service personnel.
  3. This microwave oven must be placed on a flat, stable surface to hold its weight and the heaviest food likely to be cooked in the oven.
  4. Do not place the oven where heat, moisture or high humidity are generated or near combustible materials.
  5.  For correct operation, the oven must have sufficient airflow. Allow a minimum 20cm of free space necessary above the top surface of the oven and 5cm at both sides. The microwave oven rear plate must be placed close to the wall. Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance. Do not remove feet.
  6. Do not operate the oven without a glass tray, roller support, and shaft in their proper positions.
  7. Make sure that the power supply cord is undamaged and does not run under the oven or over any hot or sharp surface.
  8. The socket must be readily accessible so that it can be easily unplugged in an emergency.
  9. Do not use the oven outdoors.


Operation of the microwave oven can cause interference to your radio, TV, or similar equipment.
When there is interference, it may be reduced or eliminated by taking the following measures:

  1. Clean the door and sealing the surface of the oven.
  2. Reorient the receiving antenna of radio or television.
  3. Relocate the microwave oven with respect to the receiver.
  4. Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.
  5. Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so that the microwave oven and receiver are on different branch circuits.


This appliance must be grounded. This oven is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with a  grounding plug. It must be plugged into a wall receptacle that is properly installed and grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only the oven be provided. Using a high voltage is dangerous and may result in a fire or other accident causing oven damage.
WARNING Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock.

  1. If you have any questions about the grounding or electrical instructions, consult a qualified electrician or service person.
  2. Neither the manufacturer nor the dealer can accept any liability for damage to the oven or personal injury resulting from failure to observe the electrical connection procedures.

The wires in this cable main are colored in accordance with the following code:
Green and Yellow = EARTH
Brown = LIVE


  1.  Arrange food carefully. Place thickest areas towards outside of dish.
  2. Watch cooking time. Cook for the shortest amount of time indicated and add more as needed. Food severely overcooked can smoke or ignite.
  3. Cover foods while cooking. Covers prevent spattering and help foods to cook evenly.
  4. Turn foods over once during microwaving to speed cooking of such foods as chicken and hamburgers. Large items like roasts must be turned over at least once.
  5. Rearrange foods such as meatballs halfway through cooking both from top to bottom and from the
    center of the dish to the outside.


If the oven fails to operate:

  1. 1. Check to ensure that the oven is plugged in securely. If it is not, remove the plug from the outlet, wait 10 seconds, and plug it in again securely.
  2. Check for a blown circuit fuse or a tripped main circuit breaker. If these seem to be operating properly, test the outlet with another appliance.
  3. Check to ensure that the control panel is programmed correctly and the timer is set.
  4. Check to ensure that the door is securely closed engaging the door safety lock system. Otherwise, the microwave energy will not flow into the oven.



  1. Microwaves cannot penetrate metal. Only use utensils that are suitable for use in microwave ovens. Metallic containers for food and beverages are not allowed during microwave cooking. This requirement is not applicable if the manufacturer specifies the size and shape of metallic containers suitable for microwave cooking.
  2. Microwaves cannot penetrate metal, so metal utensils or dishes with metallic trim should not be used.
  3.  Do not use recycled paper products when microwave cooking, as they may contain small metal fragments that may cause sparks and/or fires.
  4. Round /oval dishes rather than square/oblong ones are recommended, as food in corners tends to overcook.
  5. Narrow strips of aluminum foil may be used to prevent overcooking of exposed areas. But be careful don’t use too much and keep a distance of 1 inch (2.54cm) between foil and cavity.

The list below is a general guide to help you select the correct utensils.

Cookware Microwave Grill Combination*
Heat—Resistant Glass Yes Yes Yes
Non-Heat—Resistant Glass No No No
Heat—Resistant Ceramics Yes Yes Yes
Microwave—Safe Plastic Dish Yes No No
Kitchen Paper Yes No No
Metal Tray No Yes No
Metal Rack No Yes No
Aluminum Foil & Foil Container No Yes No


  1.  Door Safety Lock System
  2. Oven Window
  3. Roller Ring
  4. Shaft
  5. Control Panel
  6. Wave Guide (Please do not remove the mica plate covering the waveguide)
  7. Glass Tray
  8. Grill Heart
  9. Metal Rack


    Cooking time, power, indicators, and food weight are displayed.
    Use to set power levels other than high.
  • MICRO.
    Press this pad once and then use the number pad to enter microwave cooking time.
    Press to set grill program.
    Quick defrost function that alternates defrost and times to quickly and effectively defrost foods.
    Programmed defrosting based on the weight of the foods to be defrosted.
    Use for multi-stage cooking. It enables cooking at multiple power and time settings automatically.
    Touch to set time or food weight.
    Touch to set the clock time.
    Use to set a cooking program start cooking at a preset time.
  • STOP
    Press to cancel setting or reset the oven before setting a cooking program.
    Press once to temporarily stop cooking, or twice to cancel cooking altogether.
    Touch to start cooking program.
    Use to set a quick start cooking program.
    Press the QUICK START button for three seconds to active ECO function
    Use to set combination cooking program.


  • During cooking, if press STOP pad once, the program will be paused, and then press START pad to resume, but if you press STOP pad twice, the program will be canceled.
  •  The end will display with beeps to remind the program is over, and it will sound every two minutes until you press any pad or open the door.


  1. Touch CLOCK pad once.
  2. Use the number pads to enter the correct time.
  3. Touch CLOCK pad again.

NOTE: This is a 24-hour clock. During cooking, you can check the current time by touching the CLOCK pad.

Use this feature to program the oven for 4 popular microwave timings.
With each touch of the QUICK START pad, you can
program the oven for:
15 seconds ………TOUCH ONCE
30 seconds……….TOUCH TWICE
1 minute……….TOUCH 3 TIMES
2 minutes………TOUCH 4 TIMES
The oven will operate at HIGH power (100% power output) for quick start cooking program.
Suppose you want to set the oven to cook for 1 minute at 100% by using the feature.

  1. Touch the QUICK START pad repeatedly until “1:00” appears on the display.
  2. Touch START pad.


  1. In waiting mode, place food into oven, and close it.
  2. Press MICRO. pad once and then use the number pad to enter cooking time. The longest cooking time you can enter is 99 minutes and 99 seconds.
  3. Touches POWER LEVEL pad a number of times to enter the power level
  4. Touch START to start cooking.

Press POWER LEVEL pad to set a cooking power level:

Press POWER LEVEL Cooking power
Once 100%
Twice 80%
3 times 60%
4 times 40%
5 times 20%
6 times 0%

NOTE: During cooking, you can check the power level by pressing the POWER LEVEL pad.
The oven allows you to grill food based on the time entered by the user. The longest cooking time is 99minutes and 99 seconds.

  1. Press the GRILL button once.
  2. Press the number pad to enter cook time.
  3. Press START.

MICRO + GRILL 1: Use for fish or au gratin.
MICRO + GRILL 2: Use for pudding omelets, baked potatoes, and poultry.
Suppose you want to set the oven to MICRO + GRILL 2 for 25 minutes.

  1. Touch MICRO + GRILL 2 pad.
  2. Touch number pad to enter cooking time.
  3. Touch START pad.

NOTE: The longest cooking time is 99 minutes and 99 seconds.
The longest defrosting time is 99 minutes and 99 seconds.

  1.  Touch JET DEFROST pad once.
  2. Enter desired to defrost time by touching correct number pads.
  3. Touch START.

NOTE: During defrosting program, the system will pause and sound beeps to remind user to turn food over, and then press START to resume the defrosting.

The defrosting time and power level are automatically set once the food category and the weight are programmed.
The maximum allowable weight for each category is shown below.

Meat 2300g d-1
Poultry 4000g d-2
Seafood 900g d-3

Suppose you want to defrost 600g shrimp.

  1. Touch WEIGHT DEFROST pad 3 times. “d3” will appear in the display.
  2. Touch number pad “1 Minute” 6 times.
  3. Touch START pad.

10 MINUTES =1kg 1 MINUTE=100g
10 SECONDS= 10g 1SECOND=1g

  • During defrosting program, the system will pause and sound beeps to remind the user to turn food over, and then press START to resume the defrosting.
  • For foods exceeding these maximum weights, use the Jet Defrost program.

This function allows you to set the oven to start a cooking program at a later time.

1. Open the door and place the food into the oven, close it.
2. Enter the desired cook program (except quick start cooking).
3. Press the START DELAY pad once.
4. Press the number pad to enter time.
5. Press the START pad to confirm.
NOTE: In this mode, to check the start delay time,  press the START DELAY pad, and you can cancel the delay program by pressing STOP pad when the display shows the start delay time.
Your oven can be programmed with up to 3 automatic cooking sequences.
Suppose you want to set the following cooking program:
1 Speed defrost
2 Microwave and power level cooking;
3 Grill cooking.

  1. Input speed defrosts program.
  2. Press MEMORY pad once.
  3. Input Microwave cooking program.
  4. Touch MEMORY pad.
  5. Input Grill cooking program.
  6. Touch START pad.

NOTE: Speed defrost can only be set in the first stage and QuickStart cooking and Weight Defrost cannot be set in a multistage cooking program.
The child lock prevents unsupervised operation by children.
To set, in standby mode, if there is no operation within one minute the oven will auto-enter child lock mode.
To cancel, in child lock mode, open or close the oven door once can cancel the program.

Set the method: In standby mode, a long-pressing QUICK START button pad for three seconds can turn off the display screen and a beep will sound. The oven will enter power-saving mode.
Lifting method: During the power saving mode, it will be canceled by press any pad and a beep will sound. The display screen will light up.


  1.  Turn off the oven and remove the power plug from the wall socket before cleaning.
  2. Keep the inside of the oven clean. When food splatters or spilled liquids adhere to oven walls, wipe with a damp cloth. Mild detergent may be used if the oven gets very dirty.  void the use of spray and other harsh cleaners as they may stain, streak or dull the door surface.
  3.  The outside surfaces should be cleaned with a damp cloth. To prevent damage to the operating parts inside the oven, water should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation openings.
  4. Wipe both sides of the door and window, the door seals, and adjacent parts frequently with a damp cloth to remove any spills or spatters. Do not use abrasive cleaner.
  5. A steam cleaner is not be used.
  6. Do not allow the control panel to become wet. Clean with a soft, damp cloth. When cleaning the control panel, leave oven door open to prevent oven from accidentally turning on.
  7. If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the oven door, wipe with a soft cloth. This may occur when the microwave oven is operated under high humidity conditions. And it is normal.
  8. It is occasionally necessary to remove the glass tray for cleaning. Wash the tray in warm sudsy water or in a dishwasher.
  9. The roller ring and oven floor should be cleaned regularly to avoid excessive noise. Simply wipe the bottom surface of the oven with mild detergent. The roller ring may be washed in mild sudsy water or dishwasher. When removing the roller ring from the cavity floor for cleaning, be sure to replace in the proper position.
  10. Remove odors from your oven by combining a cup of water with the juice and skin of one lemon in a deep microwaveable bowl, microwave for 5 minutes. Wipe thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.
  11. When it becomes necessary to replace the oven light, please consult a dealer to have it replaced.
  12. The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits removed. Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to deterioration of the surface that could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
  13. Please do not dispose of this appliance in the domestic rubbish bin; it should be disposed to the particular disposal center provided by the municipalities.
  14. When the microwave oven with grill function is first used, it may produce slight smoke and smell. This is a normal phenomenon because the oven is made of a steel plate coated with lubricating oil, and the new oven will produce fumes and odor generated by burning the lubricating oil. This phenomenon will disappear after a period of use.

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