Heating Instructions

Complimentary Meal Tasting

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TLC Meals, quick and easy to prepare

Meals can be heated in either a microwave or oven but as appliances can vary, please use these times as an approximate guide only.

Remove meal from freezer and place in microwave or middle shelf of convection oven. For Oven heating - pre heat to 180°C. Fan forced ovens may need to be reduced to 170°C.

After heating, but before removing the lid, feel the bottom of the meal container - it should feel hot all the way across. If you feel some cold spots, microwave for another 30 to 60 seconds, then check again. For oven heating, return the container to the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes then check again. Some meals may take slightly longer to heat through if they are denser (such as beef lasagne).

After heating, if you have any difficulty removing the meal lid, use the point of a knife to pierce and cut around the inside edge of the lid.

Meal containers are BPA free and recyclable.



TLC PREMIUM MEALS & $$SAVER RANGE
PLEASE USE THESE TIMES AS AN APPROXIMATE GUIDE ONLY
For Oven heating - pre heat to 180°C. Fan forced ovens may need to be reduced to 170°C.
No need to lift or pierce the lid.
Approximately from frozen:MICROWAVE
800w
MICROWAVE
1000w
MICROWAVE
1200w
Pre Heat OVEN
180°C
6 minutes
High
5 minutes
High
4 minutes
High
30 minutes
High
EXCEPTIONS:
TLC Premium Dinners: Some meals may require slightly less heating such as Chicken Schnitzel, Crumbed Fish, Vegetable fritters. Reduce microwave times by approximately 30-60 seconds or oven times by approximately 5 minutes.
$$Saver Range: Quiche Lorraine should be heated for approximately 60 seconds less in the microwave and 5 minutes less in the oven.
SOUPS & SIDE DISHES
Heating may vary depending on selection. Thicker soups may require slightly longer heating.
Approximately from frozen:4-4:30 minutes
High
3-4 minutes
High
2-3 minutes
High
15-20 minutes
SNACKS
Remove packaging before heating.
Microwave on paper towel or plate. Oven heat on baking paper or tray.
Approximate heating from frozen
Strudel90 seconds90 seconds50 seconds20 minutes
Frittata2 minutes1 minute and
30 seconds
1 minute25-30 minutes
Approximate heating from room temperature
Strudel20 seconds15-20 seconds10-15 seconds5-7 minutes
Frittata30 seconds20-25 seconds20 seconds10 minutes
DESSERTS
Remove from freezer, allow to thaw on bench if being consumed within the hour, otherwise defrost in fridge. DO NOT HEAT.
ONLY Fruit Crumbles & Sticky Date with Custard can be heated.
Crumbles: Remove cover - can be microwaved or oven heated.
Sticky Date: Microwave: Lift lid slightly before heating.
Oven: remove from container, place in oven safe bowl.
From frozen1 minutes and
40 seconds
1 minutes and
20 seconds
90 seconds10-15 minutes
From room temp40 seconds30 seconds20 seconds5 minutes