Kitchen – The most important thing in the kitchen is safety. 90% of household accidents took place in kitchens.
Our microwave stove have many different functions but the only function that we used is MICROWAVE. We only use it to reheat cooked food. Never use it to cook raw food. The following are the operating procedures :-
l Put the food/drink in a microwave save bowl or container, without lid. Make sure that there is absolutely no metallic parts. Even aluminium foils (commonly used as the inside material for paper pack drinks) are not allowed. So, never put a paper pack drink into the microwave for reheating. Otherwise, it will explode.
l Firmly press the “Open” bottom and the door will swing out.
l Put the subject food/drink in the middle of the tray in the microwave.
l Close the door.
l Turn the knob to set the reheating time.
l Press the “Start” button and the machine will start, you can see the countdown from the digital display.
Never press open the microwave door while it is operating.
l When the countdown stops, you will hear a beeping sound. Press the “Stop” button to stop the machine.
l You can now firmly press the “Open” button to swing open the door to get the food/drink out.
l Time of reheating depends on the amount and temperature of the food/drink. Normally, reheating a bowl of rice taken out from the fridge takes about 2 minutes.
The Rice Cooker
l Remember to turn off the power when not in use – light at the front of the cooker is off.
l Never flush the outer body of the cooker with water. When the body is dirty, wipe it clean with a piece of damp cloth.
l You must also ensure that the surface of the inner container is dry before putting it into the outer body. Otherwise, it is easily to have electricity shock.
l The proportion of rice to water is normally one to one. Refer to the mark on the inner container.
l Before cooking You have to wash the rice with normal tap water for about 3 times.
l Add water to the desired level and put into the cooker, press the ‘cook’ button.
l When the rice is ready, the button will automatically release and change to ‘keep warm’. Leave it as it is to keep the rice warn until we finish dinner.
l When dinner is finished, turn the power supply off.
The Gas Stove
l Press the knob and turn it anti-clockwise simultaneously. Hold it for a few seconds until you see the flame. If you still cannot see the fire after a few seconds, release the button and try again.
l After you finish using it, remember to turn off the stove and the fire will go out.
The Induction Cooker
l Buttons of the induction cooker are made of plastic. Press the button with finger tip. Do not press the button with finger nail, otherwise, it will break the button.
l Never flush the cooker with water. When the cooker is dirty, wipe it clean with a piece of damp cloth.
l If water comes out from the pot because of boil over, turn off the induction cooker and clean up the water immediately.
l Do not move the pot while cooking (the cooker is turned on). This action will cause an electric current and rain the cooker.
l Usually 30 minutes with 200w heat is needed to boil a pot of water.
l The upper deck is for putting raw meat, ice cubes and ice cream only.
l All cooked food (remained after dinner) and raw food are to be put in different deck.
l The lower drawer is for sugar and Chinese herbal food.
l Remember to close the fridge properly after every time you open it. The fridge will be damaged if it is not properly closed for a long time.
l Clean the fridge both inside and outside, once every month. The outside is to be wiped with a piece of damp cloth. For the inside, you have to clear everything out, wipe the interior with damp cloth and then replace everything back neatly.
The Electric Water Heater
l Put only boiled water into the heater.
The Washing Machine
l Never put the hand wash clothes into the washing machine.
l Baby’s clothes and towel have to be separately washed from that of Mr. and Mrs. Wong.
l Light coloured (especially white ones) and dark coloured are to be washed separately. Otherwise, the dark colour will ruin the light coloured clothes.
l Dirty clothes will be put into a basket during the day. All Mr Wong’s shirts and trousers, (2) Mrs Wong’s skirts, trousers, and T-shirts have to be hand wash.
l All soft material clothes have to be put into a washing net before putting into the washing machine.
l Check the pocket of the clothes before putting into the washing machine
l You will put the clothes from the basket into the washing machine. For normal washing program, add half spoon of washing powder and one cup (bottle-lid) of softener and pour it into the individual container near the spinner. Close the lid, press the power button at the left upper corner, turn the knob to program “3” then press the start button. The machine will then start automatically.
l One wash will take about 45 minutes to complete. To make sure that it has stopped, stand beside the machine for a while and listen whether the machine is still operating. You may open the lid and checked if the clothes are already spinned and partly dried. You should then press again on the power button at the left upper corner to switch off the power.
l Do not put too much clothes into the washing machine at one time. It will damage the machine. If there are really too many clothes to wash, separate them into two times. Each of the washing cycle has to be separated by one hour. Do not use the washing machine continuously to prevent over heating.
l There are previous occasions in Hong Kong when washing machines were on fire due to short circuit. If you found it on fire, immediately go the kitchen (above the fridge) to switch off the main power supply and use the fire extinguisher blanket to put out the fire.
l Clothes which require ironing are : (1) all Mr Wong’s shirts, trousers and T shirt for go out. (2) Mrs Wong’s skirts, trousers, shirts and T-shirts. (3) The children’s clothes for going out and any other as instructed by Mrs Wong.
l Every time you use the iron, make sure that water is filled in it but do not exceed the maximum water level. After you finish ironing, dispose of all the water. Never leave water inside the iron when it is not in use. Steam will come out from the iron when you press the iron on the clothes.
l You have to use a piece of small towel to prevent directly heating the clothes from the iron. This is especially important for winter clothes because direct heating will ruin the clothes.
l After you finish ironing, put them into the computer room. For those clothes which were dried and pending ironing, you may temporarily put them in your. Do not hang them inside any of the rooms.
l Be very careful when using the iron, tell the children to stay away from you when you are ironing. It is suggested to do it when Baby is sleeping
l When you finish ironing, the iron will still be very hot. Put it in a place out of reach of children.