Siemens Microwave Oven Operating instructions

Over the Range Microwave
Use and Care Manual
Models: HF36V305, HF36V306
Please read instructions before using.
Important: Save these instructions.
Installer: Please these Instructions with this unit for the owner.
Owner: Please retain these instructions for future reference.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY ............................................................... 3-5
Precautions To Avoid Possible Exposure
To Excessive Microwave Energy .............................. 3
Important Safety Instructions.............................. 4-5
Grounding Instructions .......................................... 5
UNDERSTANDING YOUR
MICROWAVE OVEN .............................................. 6-9
Cookware Guide .................................................... 6
Tips For Microwave Cooking................................... 7
Parts And Accessories ............................................ 8
Control Panel ...................................................... 8-9
USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN..................... 10-29
Learn About Your Microwave Oven ...................... 10
Help .................................................................... 10
Clock ................................................................... 10
Kitchen Timer ...................................................... 10
Control Set-Up ..................................................... 10
Vent HI/LO/Off ..................................................... 11
T/Table On/Off ..................................................... 11
Child Lock............................................................ 11
Light HI/LO/Off..................................................... 11
Light Timer .......................................................... 11
Easy Cook ............................................................ 12
Hold Warm .......................................................... 12
Favorite Recipe .................................................... 12
+/– (More/Less).................................................... 12
Cooking At High Power Level ............................... 13
Cooking At Lower Power Level ............................. 13
Cooking With More Than One Cook Cycle............. 13
Cooking Guide For Lower Power Level.................. 14
Sensor Operating Instructions .............................. 15
Sensor Cooking Guide.......................................... 15
Adding Or Subtracting Cook Time ........................ 15
Popcorn ............................................................... 15
Pizza.................................................................... 16
Potato.................................................................. 16
Vegetable .............................................................16
Cook.................................................................... 17
Reheat................................................................. 17
Auto Defrost ........................................................ 18
Weight Conversion Chart ..................................... 18
Defrosting Tips .................................................... 18
Auto Defrost Chart.......................................... 19-20
Time Defrost ....................................................... 21
Quick Defrost....................................................... 21
Use Of The Two Position Metal Rack ..................... 21
Time Defrost Chart .............................................. 22
Getting The Best Cooking Results ......................... 22
Fish And Shellfish ................................................ 23
Fish And Shellfish Cooking Table .......................... 23
Appetizers/Sauces/Soups ...................................... 24
Meat.................................................................... 24
Meat Cooking Table ............................................. 25
Poultry................................................................. 26
Poultry Cooking Table .......................................... 26
Pasta And Rice ..................................................... 27
Pasta Cooking Table ............................................. 27
Rice Cooking Table............................................... 27
Care And Cleaning ................................................28
Metal Rack............................................................28
Cleaning The Grease Filter ....................................28
Charcoal Filter Replacement..................................28
Cooktop/Night Light replacement..........................29
Oven Light replacement........................................29
TROUBLE SHOOTING........................................ 30-31
Before Calling For Service .................................... 30
Questions And Answers ....................................... 31
2
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE
EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY
(a) 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.
(c) Do not operate the oven if it is damaged. It is
particularly important that the oven door closes
properly and that there is no damage to the:
(1) Door (bent),
(2) Hinges and latches (broken or loosened),
(3) Door seals and sealing surfaces.
(b) Do not place any object between the oven
front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner
residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
(d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by
anyone except properly qualified service personnel.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE
STATEMENT ( U.S.A. ONLY)
WARNING:
This equipment generates and uses ISM frequency
energy and if not installed and used properly, that is
in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause interference to radio and television reception. It has been type tested and found to
comply with limits for ISM Equipment pursuant to
part 18 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide
reasonable protection against such interference in a
residential installation.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following:
• Clean door and sealing surface of the oven.
• Reorient the receiving antenna of the radio or
television.
• Relocate the Microwave Oven with respect to the
receiver.
• Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.
• Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so
that the microwave oven and the receiver are on
different branch circuits.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or
TV interference caused by unauthorized modification to this microwave oven. It is the responsibility of
the user to correct such interference.
3
SAFETY
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
The safety instructions below will tell you how to use your oven and avoid harm to yourself or
damage to your oven.
WARNING - To reduce the risk of burns, elec-
- Do not store combustible items (bread, cookies,
etc.) in the oven, because if lightning strikes the
power lines it may cause the oven to turn on.
tric shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive
microwave energy:
- Do not use wire twist-ties in the oven. Be sure to
inspect purchased items for wire twist-ties and remove
them before placing the item in the oven.
• Read all the instructions before using your oven.
• Do not allow children to use this oven without close
supervision.
• If a fire should start inside the oven:
• Read and follow the specific PRECAUTIONS TO
- Keep the oven door closed.
AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY found on page 3.
- Turn the oven off.
- Disconnect the power cord or shut off the power at
the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
• Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors, such as
sulfide and chloride, 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.
• To avoid electric shock:
- This appliance must be grounded. Connect the oven
only to a properly grounded outlet. See the
electrical GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS on page 5.
• Do not use or store this appliance outdoors. Do not use
this product near water (for example, near a kitchen
sink, in a wet basement near a swimming pool, or similar location.)
- 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.
• Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not
leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in the
cavity when not in use.
- Do not immerse the electrical cord or plug in water.
- Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
• Clean the ventilating hood frequently. Do not allow
grease to accumulate on the hood or the filters.
• To avoid improperly cooking some foods:
• Use care when cleaning the vent hood filters. Corrosive
cleaning agents such as lye-based oven cleaners may
damage the filters.
- Do not heat any types of baby bottles or baby food.
Uneven heating may occur and possibly cause personal injury.
• Do not tamper with the built-in safety switches on
the oven door. The oven has several built-in safety
switches to make sure the power is off when the door
is open.
- Do not heat small-necked containers, such as syrup
bottles.
- Do not deep-fat fry in your microwave oven.
- Do not attempt home canning in your microwave
oven.
• Always turn fan on HIGH when cooking foods that
might flame up, or any time flames occur on the cooktop.
- Do not heat the following items in the microwave
oven: whole eggs in the shell, water with oil or fat,
sealed containers, or closed glass jars. These items
may explode.
• Suitable for use above both gas and electric cooking
equipment 36 inches wide or less.
• Do not cover or block any openings in the oven.
• Do not use this oven for commercial purposes. It is
made for household use only.
• Use your oven only for the operations described in this
manual.
• When cleaning the door and the surfaces that touch
the door, use only mild, non-abrasive soaps or detergents and a sponge or soft cloth.
• Do not run the oven empty, without food in it.
• Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
• If your oven is dropped or damaged, have it
thoroughly checked by a qualified service technician
before using it again.
• Preserve the oven floor:
- Do not heat the oven floor excessively.
- Do not allow the gray film on special microwave-cooking packages to touch the oven floor. Put the package
on a microwavable dish.
• To avoid a fire hazard:
- Do not severely overcook food. Severely
overcooked foods can start a fire in the oven. Watch
the oven carefully, especially when you have paper,
plastic, or other combustibles in the oven.
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SAFETY
- Do not cook anything directly on the oven floor or
turntable. Use a microwavable dish.
HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN THE
CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR A SPOON OR OTHER
UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
- Keep a browning dish at least 3/16 inch above floor.
Carefully read and follow the instructions for the
browning dish. If you use a browning dish incorrectly,
you could damage the oven floor.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
- Do not overheat the liquid.
• Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with
the provided installation instructions.
- Stir the liquid both before and halfway through
heating it.
• This appliance should be serviced only by qualified
service personnel. Contact the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
- Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other
utensil into the container once heating has begun.
- Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow
necks.
• Liquids such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing to
be boiling. Visible bubbling or boiling when the
container is removed from the microwave oven is
not always present. THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY
- After heating, allow the container to stand in the
microwave oven for a short time before removing the
container.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Electrical requirements
Observe all governing codes and
ordinances. A 120 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only,
15 or 20 amp fused electrical supply is
required. (A time-delay fuse is recommended.)
It is recommended that a separate circuit
serving only this appliance be provided.
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Plug into a grounded 3 prong
outlet. Do not remove ground
prong. Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these
instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
• For all cord connected appliances:
WARNING: Improper use of the grounding can result in
The microwave oven must be 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. The microwave oven is equipped with a cord
having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug
must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed
and grounded.
a risk of electric shock.
Consult a qualified electrician or serviceman if the
grounding instructions are not completely understood, or
if doubt exists as to whether the microwave oven is
properly grounded. Do not use an extension cord. If the
power supply cord is too short, have a qualified
electrician or serviceman install an outlet near the microwave oven.
• For a permanently connected appliance:
The microwave oven must be connected to a grounded,
metallic, permanent wiring system, or an equipment
grounding conductor should be run with the circuit
conductors and connected to the equipment grounding
terminal or lead on the microwave oven.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
5
UNDERSTANDING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
COOKWARE GUIDE
Most heat-resistant, non-metallic cookware is safe for use in your microwave oven. However, to test cookware before
using, follow these steps:
1. Place the empty cookware in the microwave oven.
2. Measure 1 cup of water in a glass measuring cup and place it in the oven beside the cookware.
3. Microwave on 100% power for 1 minute. If the dish is warm, it should not be used for microwave cooking.
USE
DO NOT USE
Ovenproof Glass
Metal Utensils
• Glass treated for use in high-intensity heat includes
utility dishes, bread dishes, pie plates, cake plates,
liquid measuring cups, casseroles, and bowls without
metallic trim.
• Metal shields food from microwave energy and
produces uneven cooking. Avoid metal skewers, thermometers, or foil trays.
• Metal utensils can cause arcing, which is a
discharge of electric current. Arcing can damage your
microwave oven.
China
• Bowls, cups, serving plates, and platters without
metallic trim can be used in your oven.
Metal Decoration
• Do not use metal-trimmed or metal-banded
dinnerware, casserole dishes, etc.
Plastic
• When using plastic wrap as a cover, make sure that
the dish is deep enough so the plastic wrap does not
touch the food. As the food heats, it may melt the
plastic wrap wherever the wrap touches the food.
• Place plastic wrap loosely over the top of the dish
and secure it by pressing the wrap to the sides of the
dish.
• Vent by turning back one corner of the plastic wrap.
This will allow excess steam to escape.
• Use plastic dishes, cups, semi-rigid freezer
containers, and plastic bags only for short time
cooking. Use these with care because the plastic
may soften from the heat of the food.
CenturaTM Tableware
• The Corning Company recommends that you do not
use Centura tableware and some CorelleTM closedhandle cups for microwave cooking.
Aluminum Foil
• Avoid large sheets of aluminum foil because they hinder cooking and may cause arcing.
• Use small pieces of foil to shield poultry legs and
wings.
• Keep all aluminum foil at least 1 inch from the walls
and door of the oven.
Paper
Wood
• Microwave-safe paper towels, waxed paper, paper
napkins, and paper plates with no metallic trim or
design can be used in your oven.
• Refer to the manufacturer’s label for use of any paper
product in the microwave oven.
• Wooden bowls, boards, and baskets will dry out and
may split or crack when you use them in the microwave oven.
Tightly Closed Containers
• Tightly closed cookware can explode. Be sure to leave
an opening for steam to escape from covered cookware.
Brown Paper
• Avoid using brown paper bags. They absorb heat and
could burn.
Metal Twist Ties
• Always remove metal twist ties as they can become
hot and cause a fire.
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
TIPS FOR MICROWAVE COOKING
BROWNING
Meat and poultry with high fat content will brown lightly
when cooked for 10 or 15 minutes or longer. Foods
cooked a shorter time can be brushed with a browning
agent, such as Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, or
barbecue sauce.
ARRANGEMENT
Do not stack food. Arrange in a single layer in the dish
for more even cooking. Because dense foods cook
more slowly, place thicker portions of meat, poultry, fish,
and vegetables toward the outside of the dish.
TESTING FOR DONENESS
Because foods cook quickly in a microwave oven, you
need to test frequently for doneness.
COVERING
A cover traps heat and steam and causes the food to
cook more quickly. Use a lid or microwave-safe plastic
wrap with one corner folded back to vent the excess
steam. Lids on glass casseroles can become hot
during cooking. Handle carefully. Waxed paper will
prevent the food from splattering in the oven and help
retain heat. When warming bread items, use waxed
paper, napkins, or paper towels. To absorb extra
moisture, wrap sandwiches and fatty foods in paper
towels.
STANDING TIME
Food often needs to stand from 2 to 15 minutes after
cooking inside as well as outside the oven. Usually, you
need to cover food during standing time to retain heat.
Stop the cooking when they are slightly undercooked
and they will finish cooking during standing time. The
internal temperature of food will rise about 10 F during
standing time.
SPACING
Arrange individual foods, such as baked potatoes,
cupcakes, and hors d’oeuvres in a circle and at least
1 inch apart. This will help the food cook more evenly.
SHIELDING
To prevent some portions of food in rectangular or
square dishes from overcooking, you may need to cover
the dish with small strips of aluminum foil to block the
microwaves. You can also cover poultry legs and
wing tips with foil to keep them from overcooking.
Always keep foil at least 1 inch from oven walls
to prevent arcing.
STIRRING
Stirring blends flavors and redistributes the heat in
foods. Always stir from the outside toward the center
of the dish. Food at the outside of the dish heats first.
PIERCING
Pierce the shell, skin, or membrane of foods before
cooking to prevent them from bursting. Foods that
require piercing include yolks and whites of eggs, hot
dogs, clams, oysters, and whole vegetables such as
potatoes and squash.
TURNING
Large foods, such as roasts and whole poultry, should
be turned during cooking so that the top and bottom
cook evenly. Also turn over chicken pieces and chops.
CLEANING
Wipe the oven inside and outside with a soft cloth and
a mild detergent solution. Then rinse and wipe dry.
This should be done weekly or more often, if needed.
Never use cleaning powders or rough pads. Excessive
oil splatters on the inside top will be difficult to remove
if left for many days. Wipe splatters with a wet paper
towel, especially after cooking chicken or bacon.
• The turntable may be cleaned in the sink. Be careful
not to chip or scratch the edges as this may cause the
turntable to break during use.
• The turntable roller rest should be cleaned regularly.
SPECIAL CARE
For best performance and safety, the inner door panel
and the oven front frame should be free of food or
grease buildup. Wipe often with a mild detergent; then
rinse and wipe dry. Never use cleaning powders or
rough pads.
REMOVABLE PARTS
The turntable and turntable roller rest are removable.
They should be hand-washed in warm (not hot) water
with a mild detergent and a soft cloth. Once they are
clean, rinse well and dry with a soft cloth. Never use
cleaning powders, steel wool, or rough pads.
After cleaning the control panel, touch stop/clear
to clear any entries that might have been entered
accidentally while cleaning the panel.
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
OVEN SPECIFICATIONS
Power Supply
Input Power
Cooking Power
120 VAC, 60 Hz
1,500 W
1,000 W
(IEC 60705 Standard)
Frequency
2,450 MHz
Rated Current
13 A
Outer Dimensions (WxHxD)
2915/16” x 167/16”x 155/8”
Cavity Volume
1.8 Cu. Ft.
Net Weight
60 lbs.
CONTROL PANEL
• See page 9 for control panel features.
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
CONTROL PANEL FEATURES
NOTE: Styling and features vary by model.
1. Display: The Display includes a clock and
indicators to tell you time of day, cooking time
settings and cooking functions selected.
2. Popcorn: Touch this pad when popping popcorn
in your microwave oven. The oven’s sensor will
tell the oven how long to cook depending on the
amount of humidity it detects from the popcorn.
See page 15 for more information.
3. Potato: Touch this pad to cook potatoes. The
oven’s sensor will tell the oven how long to cook
depending on the amount of humidity it detects
from the potato. See page 16 for more
information.
4. Pizza: Touch this pad to reheat pizza. The oven’s
sensor will tell the oven how long to cook
depending on the amount of humidity it detects
from the pizza. See page 16 for more information.
5. Cook: Touch this pad to cook frozen entrees, casserole and rice. The oven’s sensor will tell the oven
how long to cook depending on the amount of
humidity coming from the food. See page 17 for
more information.
6. Reheat: Touch this pad to reheat casseroles,
dinner plates and soup or sauce. The oven’s sensor
will tell the oven how long to cook depending on
the amount of humidity coming from the food.
See page 17 for more information.
7. Vegetable: Touch this pad to cook vegetables. The
oven’s sensor will tell the oven how long to cook
depending on the amount of humidity it detects
from the vegetables. See page 16 for more information.
8. Favorite recipe: Touch this pad to recall one
cooking instruction previously programmed into
memory. See page 12 for information.
9. Easy cook: Touch this pad to set and start
quickly at 100% power level. See page 12 for more
information.
10. Auto defrost: Meat, poultry, fish. Touch this pad
to select food type and defrost food by weight.
See page 18 for more information.
11. Time defrost: Touch this pad to defrost most
other frozen foods. See page 21 for more
information.
12. Quick defrost: This pad provides Quick defrosting for 1.0 pound of frozen foods. See page 21
for more information.
13. Numbers: Touch number pads to enter cooking
time, power level, quantities, or weights.
14. Kitchen timer: Touch this pad to set the kitchen
timer. See page 10 for more information.
15. Clock: Touch this pad to enter the time of day.
See page 10 for more information.
16. Light timer: Touch this pad to set the light timer.
See page 11 for more information.
17. – (Less): Touch this pad to subtract ten
seconds of cooking time each time you press it.
See page 12 for more information.
18. + (More): Touch this pad to add ten seconds of
cooking time each time you press it. See page 12
for more information.
19. Help: Touch this pad to learn how to use each
oven function. See page 10 for more information.
20. Stop/clear: Touch this pad to stop the oven or to
clear all entries.
21. Start: Touch this pad to start a function. If you
open the door after oven begins to cook, touch
start again.
22. Power level: Touch this pad to select a cooking
power level. See page 13 for more information.
23. Program: Touch this pad to set a cooking time.
See page 13 for more information.
24. Hold warm: Touch this pad to keep hot, cooked
foods warm in your microwave oven for up to 99
minutes and 59 seconds. See page 12 for more
information.
25. Control set-up: Touch this pad to change the
oven’s default settings for sound, clock, display
speed and defrost weight from Lbs to Kg.
See page 10 for more information.
26. T/table on/off: Touch this pad to turn off the
turntable. OFF will appear in the display. See
page 11 for more information.
NOTE: This option not available in sensor
cook and defrost modes.
27. Vent hi/lo/off: Touch this pad to turn the fan on
or off. See page 11 for more information.
28. Light hi/lo/off: Touch this pad to turn on the
cooktop/countertop light. See page 11 for more
information.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
KITCHEN TIMER
LEARN ABOUT YOUR
MICROWAVE OVEN
You can use your microwave oven as a timer. Use the
Timer for timing up to 99 minutes and 59 seconds.
This section discusses the concepts behind microwave
cooking and introduces you to the basics you need to
know to operate your microwave oven. Please read this
information before use.
Example: To time 3 minutes.
PROCEDURE
CAUTION
• To avoid risk of personal injury or property
damage, do not run oven empty.
• To avoid risk of personal injury or property
damage, do not use stoneware, aluminum foil,
metal utensils, or metal trimmed utensils in the
oven. See page 6 for details.
DISPLAY
1.
Touch kitchen timer
pad.
ENTER TIME IN MIN
AND SEC
2.
Touch number keypad
[3], [0] and [0].
3 : 00 TOUCH START
3.
Touch start pad.
Timer and time
counting down.
• When the time is over, you will hear seven beeps and
END will display.
HELP
The Help pad displays feature information and
helpful hints. Press Help, then select a key pad.
CONTROL SET-UP
Example: To learn about the popcorn feature.
You can change the default values for beep sound,
clock, display speed and defrost weight. (LBS/KG)
See following chart for more information.
PROCEDURE
DISPLAY
1.
Touch help pad.
TOUCH THIS KEYPAD
THEN THE DESIRED
FEATURE
2.
Touch popcorn pad.
TOUCH THIS KEYPAD TO
POP MICROWAVE POPCORN THE DISPLAY WILL
SHOW SENSING UNTIL
REMAINING COOK TIME
HAS BEEN CALCULATED
No.
1
2
3
4
CLOCK
Function
Sound ON/OFF
control
Clock ON/OFF
control
Scroll Speed
control
LBS/KG choice
control
No.
1
2
1
2
1
2
3
1
2
Example: To change defrost weight mode from Lbs
to Kg.
This oven includes a 12-hour clock.
PROCEDURE
Example: To set 8:00 AM.
PROCEDURE
Result
Sound ON
Sound OFF
Clock ON
Clock OFF
Slow speed
Normal speed
Fast speed
Lbs.
Kg.
DISPLAY
1.
Touch clock pad.
(Press once for AM,
twice for PM)
AM ENTER TIME OF DAY
2.
Touch number keypad
[8], [0] and [0].
8 : 00 TOUCH START
3.
Touch start pad.
8 : 00
10
DISPLAY
1.
Touch control set-up
pad.
SOUND ON/OFF TOUCH 1
CLOCK ON/OFF TOUCH 2
SCROLL SPEED TOUCH 3
LBS/KG CHOICE TOUCH 4
2.
Touch number [4] pad.
LBS TOUCH 1
KG TOUCH 2
3.
Touch number [2] pad.
KG
USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
VENT HI/LO/OFF
LIGHT HI/LO/OFF
The Vent moves steam and other vapors from the cooking surface. From the off position, the first touch of the
vent pad turn the vent on High speed. Touch the pad
again to turn the vent on Low speed, and a third time to
turn the fan back off.
Touch light hi/lo/off pad once for bright light, again for
low light and a third time to turn the light back off.
LIGHT TIMER
You can set the Lo Light to turn on and off automatically at any time. The light will come on at the low setting the same time every day and turn off at a set time
until reset.
NOTE: If the temperature gets too hot around the
microwave oven, the fan in the vent hood will automatically turn on at the LOW setting. It may stay on for up
to an hour. When this occurs, you cannot turn the vent
fan off. Wait until it turns off automatically.
Example: Turn on 2:00 AM, turn off 7:00 AM.
PROCEDURE
T/TABLE ON/OFF
For best cooking results, leave the turntable on. It can
be turned off for large dishes. Press t/table on/off pad to
turn the turntable on or off.
NOTE:
• The t/table on/off feature does not operate with the
DEFROST or SENSOR cooking modes.
• Sometimes the turntable can become hot to touch. Be
careful touching the turntable during and after cooking.
• Do not run the oven empty.
1.
Touch light timer
pad. (Press once for
AM, twice for PM.)
AM ENTER LIGHT ON
TIME OR TOUCH CLEAR
TO RESET THE TIMER
2.
Enter the time you
want the Light to turn
on. Touch number keypad [2], [0] and [0].
2 : 00 TOUCH LIGHT
TIMER
3.
Touch light timer pad
again. (Press once for
AM, twice for PM.)
AM ENTER LIGHT OFF
TIME
4.
Enter the time you
want the Light to turn
off. Touch number keypad [7], [0] and [0].
7 : 00 TOUCH START
5.
Touch start pad.
Time of day.
CHILD LOCK
Child Lock is a safety feature used to lock the control
panel so that so that it cannot be operated. To set
Child Lock, touch stop/clear once. Touch and hold 0
pad more than four seconds LOCKED will appear in the
display window and you hear two beeps.
To cancel child lock, touch and hold 0 more than four
seconds. LOCKED will disapper and you hear two
beeps.
DISPLAY
NOTE:
• To reset the time to turn on and off the Light, repeat
steps 1 to 5.
Example: To cancel the Light Timer.
PROCEDURE
DISPLAY
1.
Touch light timer
pad.
AM ENTER LIGHT ON
TIME OR TOUCH CLEAR
TO RESET THE TIMER
2.
Touch stop/clear pad.
Time of day.
NOTE:
• If you want to cancel the light timer in operation,
touch light hi/on/off the pad.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
EASY COOK
FAVORITE RECIPE
A timesaving pad, this simplified control lets you quickly set and start microwave cooking without the need to
touch start pad. This feature cooks for 30 seconds on
HI each time you press the pad.
Favorite recipe lets you recall one cooking instruction
previously placed in memory and begin cooking quickly.
Example: To program cooking for 2 minutes.
PROCEDURE
Example: To set easy cook for 2 minutes.
PROCEDURE
1.
DISPLAY
Touch easy cook pad
4 times.
Time counting down
and power 100.
NOTE:
• Easy cook will add 30 seconds up to 3 minutes.
After 3 minutes, every touch will add 1 minute up to
99 minutes and 59 seconds.
Touch favorite recipe
pad.
1 : 30 TOUCH START OR
ENTER NEW TIME
2.
Enter the cook time.
Touch number keypad
[2], [0] and [0].
2 : 00 TOUCH START OR
POWER
3.
Touch start pad.
Time counting down.
Example: To recall the custom recipe.
HOLD WARM
You can keep cooked food warm in your microwave
oven for up to 99 minutes and 59 seconds. You can
use hold warm by itself or to follow a cooking cycle
automatically.
Touch hold warm
pad.
HOLD WARM TOUCH
START
2.
Touch start pad.
WARM
1.
Touch favorite recipe
pad.
2 : 00 TOUCH START OR
POWER
2.
Touch start pad.
Time counting down.
NOTE: Power level will default to hi, but this setting in
modifiable.
DISPLAY
1.
DISPLAY
• When the cook time is over, you will hear four beeps
and END will display.
Example: To use hold warm.
Food Type
Liquid
Dry
1.
PROCEDURE
PROCEDURE
DISPLAY
+/– (MORE/LESS)
By using the + or – keys, all of the pre-programmed
cook and time cook features can be adjusted to cook
food for a longer or shorter time.
Pressing + will add 10 seconds of cooking time each
time you press it. Pressing – will subtract 10
seconds of cooking time each time you press it.
Recommended Quantity
1-2 cups
5-10 ozs.
To make hold warm automatically follow another
cycle:
• While you are programming the cooking instructions,
touch hold warm before touching start.
• When the last cooking cycle is over, you will hear two
tones and “WARM” will appear in the oven display.
• You can set hold warm to follow auto defrost, or multicycle cooking.
NOTE: This feature cannot be used during cooking, only
when setting the initial cook time.
NOTE:
• Hold warm operates for up to 99 minutes 59 seconds.
• Food cooked covered should remain covered during
hold warm.
• Pastry items (pies, turnovers, etc.) should be uncovered during hold warm.
• Complete meals kept warm on a dinner plate can be
covered during hold warm.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
COOKING AT HIGH POWER
LEVEL
COOKING WITH MORE THAN
ONE COOK CYCLE
Example: To cook food for 8 minutes,
30 seconds at 100% power.
1.
Enter the cook time.
Touch number keypad
[8], [3] and [0].
8 : 30 TOUCH START OR
POWER
For best results, some recipes call for one Power Level
for a certain length of time, and another Power Level
for another length of time. Your oven can be set to
change from one to another automatically for up to
three cycles, if the first heating cycle is defrost or the
last at 0% power.
2.
Touch start pad.
Time counting down,
power 100.
Example: To cook food for 3 minutes at 100% power
and then 70% power for
7 minutes 30 seconds.
PROCEDURE
DISPLAY
PROCEDURE
• When the cook time is over, you will hear four beeps
and END will display.
COOKING AT LOWER POWER
LEVELS
HIGH power cooking does not always give you the best
results with foods that need slower cooking, such as
roasts, baked goods, or custards. Your oven has 10
power settings in addition to HIGH.
See cooking guide for power levels, page 14.
Example: To cook food for 7 minutes, 30 seconds
at 70% power
PROCEDURE
1.
DISPLAY
Enter the cook time.
Touch number keypad
[7], [3] and [0].
7 : 30 TOUCH START OR
POWER
2.
Touch power level
pad.
ENTER POWER LEVEL
1 TO 10
3.
Enter the power level.
Touch number [7]
pad.
P-70 TOUCH START
4.
Touch start pad.
Time counting down
and power 70.
DISPLAY
1.
Enter the cook time.
Touch number keypad
[3], [0] and [0].
3 : 00 TOUCH START OR
POWER
2.
Touch program pad.
ENTER COOKING TIME
3.
Enter the second cook
time. Touch number
keypad [7], [3] and
[0].
7 : 30 TOUCH START OR
POWER
4.
Touch power level
pad.
ENTER POWER LEVEL
1 TO 10
5.
Enter the power level.
Touch number [7] pad.
P-70 TOUCH START
6.
Touch start pad.
Time counting down.
• When the cook time is over, you will hear four beeps
and END will display.
• When the cook time is over, you will hear four beeps
and END will display.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
COOKING GUIDE FOR LOWER POWER LEVEL
The 10 power levels in addition to HIGH allow you to choose the best power level for the food you are cooking.
The power levels are listed below, with examples of foods best cooked at each level and the amount of microwave power output you are using at each Level.
POWER LEVEL
MICROWAVE OUTPUT
USE
10 HIGH
100%
• Boil water
• Cook ground beef
• Make candy
• Cook fresh fruits and vegetables
• Cook fish and poultry
• Preheat browning dish
• Reheat beverages
• Bacon slices
9
90%
• Reheat meat slices quickly
• Saute onions, celery, and green pepper
8
80%
• All reheating
• Cook scrambled eggs
7
70%
• Cook breads and cereal products
• Cook cheese dishes or veal
• Cook cakes, muffins, brownies or cupcakes
6
60%
• Cook pasta
5
50%
• Cook meats or whole poultry
• Cook custard
• Cook whole chicken, turkey, spare ribs, rib roast or sirloin roast
4
40%
• Cook less tender cuts of meat
• Reheat frozen convenience foods
3
30%
• Thawing meat, poultry or seafood
• Cooking small quantities of food
• Finish cooking casserole, stew, and some sauces
2
20%
• Soften butter or cream cheese
• Heating small amounts of food
1
10%
• Soften ice cream
• Raise yeast dough
0
0%
• Standing time (no power output)
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
SENSOR OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
ADDING OR SUBTRACTING
SENSOR COOK TIME
Sensor Cook allows you to cook most of your favorite
foods without selecting cooking times and power levels. The oven automatically determines required cooking time for each food item. The display will indicate
SENSING during the initial sensing period. When the
internal sensor detects a certain amount of humidity
coming from the food, it will tell the oven how much
longer to heat. The display will show the remaining
heating time. For best results for cooking by Sensor,
following these recommendations:
If the SENSOR function is too long or too short, you
can increase or decrease the cook time by 10 seconds
after choosing the function. You can only increase or
decrease cook time when sensor is displayed.
1.
Food cooked with the sensor system should be at
normal storage temperature.
2.
Glass TURNTABLE and outside of container
should be dry to assure best cooking results.
3.
Foods should always be covered loosely with
microwavable plastic wrap, waxed paper or a lid.
4.
Do not open the door or touch the stop/clear pad
during the sensing time. When sensing time is
over, the oven beeps twice and the remaining
cooking time will appear in the display window.
At this time you can open the door to stir, turn,
or rearrange the food.
Example: If you want to add to the Sensor Cook casserole cooking time.
PROCEDURE
2.
Never use tight-sealing plastic covers. They can
prevent steam from escaping and cause food to
overcook.
3.
4.
Touch cook pad.
SELECT MENU 1 TO 3
- - SEE COOKING GUIDE
BEHIND DOOR
2.
Choose food category.
Touch number [2]
pad.
CASSEROLE
3.
Touch number [9] pad.
Cook Time
Less
Normal
More
(Display once)
MORE
Touch Pad Number
7
8
9
POPCORN (SENSOR)
Appropriate containers and coverings help assure good
Sensor cooking results.
Always use microwavable containers and cover
them with lids or vented plastic wrap.
1.
SENSING
SENSOR COOKING GUIDE
1.
DISPLAY
Popcorn lets you pop 3.0 and 3.5 ounce bags of commercially packaged microwave popcorn. Pop only one
package at a time. If you are using a microwave popcorn popper, follow manufacturer’s instructions.
Example: To pop popcorn.
PROCEDURE
1.
Match the amount to the size of the container.
Fill containers at least half full for best results.
Touch popcorn pad.
DISPLAY
POPCORN
(Display once)
Be sure the outside of the cooking container and
the inside of the microwave oven are dry before
placing food in the oven. Beads of moisture
turning into steam can mislead the sensor.
SENSING
• When the cook time is over, you will hear four beeps
and END will display.
CAUTION
• DO NOT leave microwave oven unattended while
popping corn.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
PIZZA (SENSOR)
VEGETABLE (SENSOR)
Pizza lets you reheat one or several slices of pizza without selecting cooking times and power level.
Vegetable has preset cook powers for 3 food
categories: Fresh, Frozen and Canned.
Example: To reheat 2 slices of pizza.
Example: To cook frozen vegetables.
PROCEDURE
1.
Touch pizza pad.
DISPLAY
PROCEDURE
PIZZA
1.
Touch vegetable pad.
2.
Choose food category.
Touch number [2]
pad.
(Display once)
SENSING
• When the reheat time is over, you will hear four beeps
and END will display.
• Recommended amounts: 1-3 slices
(about 5 ozs. each)
(Display once)
NOTE:
Place the canned vegetable in a microwavable bowl or
casserole. Cover with plastic wrap and vent. Let
stand 5 minutes.
• Recommended amounts: 1-4 cups
• Recommended 1/4"-1/2" venting of cover.
Example: To cook 2 potatoes.
Touch potato pad.
FROZEN VEGETABLE
• When the cook time is over, you will hear four beeps
and END will display.
Potato lets you bake one or several potatoes without
selecting cooking times and power levels.
1.
FRESH TOUCH 1
FROZEN TOUCH 2
CANNED TOUCH 3
SENSING
POTATO (SENSOR)
PROCEDURE
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
POTATO
(Display once)
SENSING
• When the cook time is over, you will hear four beeps
and END will display.
• Recommended amounts: 1-4 potatoes
(about 8-10 ozs. each)
NOTE:
• Before baking, pierce potato with fork several times.
• After baking, let stand for 5 minutes.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
COOK (SENSOR)
REHEAT (SENSOR)
Cook lets you heat common microwave-prepared foods
without needing to program times and Power Levels.
Cook has preset power for 3 food categories: Frozen
Entree, Casserole and Rice.
Reheat lets you heat foods without needing to program times and power levels.
Reheat has preset power levels for 3 categories:
Casserole, Dinner Plate and Soup/Sauce.
Example: To cook rice.
PROCEDURE
1.
2.
Touch cook pad.
Choose food category.
Touch number [3]
pad.
Category
Casserole
Dinner Plate
Soup/Sauce
DISPLAY
SELECT MENU 1 TO 3
- - SEE COOKING GUIDE
BEHIND DOOR
Example: To reheat Casserole.
PROCEDURE
RICE
(Display once)
1.
Touch reheat pad.
2.
Choose food category.
Touch number [1]
pad.
SENSING
Category
Frozen Entree
Casserole
Rice
Touch Pad Number
1
2
3
Touch Pad Number
1
2
3
DISPLAY
SELECT MENU 1 TO 3
- - SEE COOKING GUIDE
BEHIND DOOR
CASSEROLE
(Display once)
SENSING
• When the cook time is over, you will hear four beeps
and END will display.
• When the cook time is over, you will hear four beeps
and END will display.
• Recommended amounts:
• Recommended amounts:
Category
Frozen Entree
Casserole
Rice
Category
Casserole
Dinner Plate
Soup/Sauce
Quantities
10-21 ozs.
1-4 cups
1/2 -2 cups
NOTE:
Use only long grain rice with sensor cook program.
See page 27 to cook other types of rice.
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Quantities
1-4 cups
1-2 servings
1-4 cups
USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
AUTO DEFROST
WEIGHT CONVERSION CHART
Your microwave oven is preset with three defrost
sequences. Using auto defrost is the best way to
defrost frozen foods. The auto defrost chart on pages
19 - 20 provides some basic guidelines for using the
three defrost sequences.
To enter food weight in auto defrost, you must specify
pounds and tenths of a pound. If the weight on the
food package is in fractions of a pound, you can use the
following chart to convert the weight to decimals.
Category
Meat
Poultry
Fish
Equivalent
Ounce Weight
1.6
3.2
4.0
4.8
6.4
8.0
9.6
11.2
12.0
12.8
14.4
16.0
Touch Pad Number
1
2
3
Example: To defrost 1.2 lbs. of ground beef.
PROCEDURE
1.
Touch auto defrost
pad.
2.
Choose food category.
Touch number [1] pad.
3.
Enter the weight by
touching pad [1] and
[2].
4.
Touch start pad.
DISPLAY
MEAT TOUCH 1
POULTRY TOUCH 2
FISH TOUCH 3
ENTER WEIGHT
Pounds
.10
.20
.25 (One-Quarter Pounds)
.30
.40
.50 (One-Half Pounds)
.60
.70
.75 (Three-Quarter Pounds)
.80
.90
1.00 (One Pound)
1.2 LBS TOUCH START
DEFROSTING TIPS
Time counting down
and DEFROST.
• When using auto defrost, the weight to be entered is
the net weight in pounds and tenths of pounds (the
weight of the food minus the container).
• Use auto defrost only for raw food. Auto defrost gives
best results when food to be thawed is a minimum of
0°F (taken directly from a freezer). If food has been
stored in a refrigerator-freezer that does not maintain
a temperature of 5°F or below, always program a
lower food weight (for a shorter defrosting time) to
prevent cooking the food.
• If the food is stored outside the freezer for up to 20
minutes, enter a lower food weight.
• The shape of the package alters the defrosting time.
Shallow rectangular packets defrost more quickly than
a deep block.
• Separate pieces as they begin to defrost. Separated
pieces defrost more easily.
• You can use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield
foods like chicken wings, leg tips, and fish tails, but
the foil must not touch the side of the oven. Foil
causes arcing, which can damage the oven lining.
See page 6.
• Shield areas of food with small pieces of foil if they
start to cook too fast.
• For better results, a preset standing time is included
in the defrosting time.
• For best results, elevate food to be defrosted on a
microwave safe roasting rack. This prevents the
possibility of warm meat juices cooking food during
defrost.
NOTE:
When you touch the start pad, the display changes to
defrost time count down. The oven will beep during
the defrost cycle. At this time, open the door and turn,
separate, or rearrange the food.
Remove any portions that have thawed.
Return frozen portions to the oven and touch start to
resume the defrost cycle.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
AUTO DEFROST CHART
Meat Setting
Meat of irregular shape and large, fatty cuts of meat should have the narrow or fatty areas shielded with foil at the
beginning of a defrost sequence.
FOOD
AT BEEP
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
BEEF
Ground Beef, Bulk
Remove thawed portions with fork.
Turn over. Return remainder to oven.
Do not defrost less than 1/4 lb.
Freeze in doughnut shape.
Ground Beef, Patties
Separate and rearrange.
Do not defrost less than 2 oz. patties.
Depress center when freezing.
Round Steak
Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Tenderloin Steak
Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Stew Beef
Remove thawed portions with fork.
Separate remainder and return to oven.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Pot Roast,
Chuck Roast
Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Rib Roast
Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Rolled Rump Roast
Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Cubes for Stew
Remove thawed portions with fork.
Return remainder to oven.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Chops(1 inch thick)
Separate and rearrange.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Chops(1/2 inch thick)
Separate and rearrange.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Hot Dogs
Separate and rearrange.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Spareribs
Country-style Ribs
Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Sausage, Links
Separate and rearrange.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Sausage, Bulk
Remove thawed portions with fork.
Turn over. Return remainder to oven.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Loin Roast,
Boneless
Turn over.
Cover warm areas with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
LAMB
PORK
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
AUTO DEFROST CHART (CONT’D)
Poultry Setting
FOOD
AT BEEP
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
CHICKEN
Whole
(up to 6 lbs.)
Turn over (finish defrosting breast-side down).
Cover warm areas with aluminum foil.
Place chicken breast-side up on a
microwavable roast rack. Finish defrosting
by immersing in cold water. Remove giblets
when chicken is partially defrosted.
Cut-up
Separate pieces and rearrange.
Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water.
Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water.
Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water.
AT BEEP
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
CORNISH
HENS
Whole
TURKEY
Breast
(under 6 lbs.)
Fish Setting
FOOD
FISH
Fillets
Turn over. Separate fillets when partially thawed
if possible.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Carefully separate fillets under cold water.
Steaks
Separate and rearrange.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Run cold water over to finish defrosting.
Whole
Turn over.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Cover head and tail with foil; do not let foil
touch sides of microwave. Finish defrosting
by immersing in cold water.
Crabmeat
Break apart. Turn over.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Lobster tails
Turn over and rearrange.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Shrimp
Separate and rearrange.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Scallops
Separate and rearrange.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
SHELLFISH
NOTE: Food to be defrosted must be not more than 6.0 lbs. (4.0 Kg). Available weight is 0.1-6.0 lbs (0.1-4.0 Kg).
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
TIME DEFROST
USE OF THE TWO POSITION
METAL RACK
This feature allows you to choose the time you want to
defrost. The Time defrost chart (see page 22) provides
some basic guidelines for using time defrost.
The two position metal rack gives you extra space
when cooking in more than one container at the same
time. The metal rack can be turned upside down to
accommodate different container sizes.
Example: To defrost for 2 minutes.
PROCEDURE
1.
Touch time defrost
pad.
2.
Enter the defrosting
time you want. Touch
number keypad [2],
[0] and [0].
3.
Touch start pad.
(Defrost starts)
DISPLAY
To use rack:
1. Place rack securely in the four plastic supports.
• Rack MUST NOT touch metal walls or back of
microwave oven.
ENTER DEFROST TIME
2 : 00 TOUCH START
2.
Time counting down
and defrost.
Place equal amounts of food both ABOVE and
BELOW rack.
• Amount of food must be approximately the
same in both containers to balance out cooking
energy.
• When the defrost time is over, you will hear four beeps
and END will display.
QUICK DEFROST
The quick defrost feature provides rapid defrosting for
1 lb. of frozen food. The oven automatically sets the
defrosting time for ground beef.
Example: To defrost 1 lb. ground beef.
PROCEDURE
1.
Touch quick defrost
pad.
GROUND BEEF 1.0 LBS
TOUCH START
2.
Touch start pad.
Time counting down
and defrost.
CAUTION
NOTE:
• The microwave will beep and defrosting will pause so the
door can be opened and the meat can be turned. If the
door is not opened at this time, the countdown will
resume.
• Any ground meat can be used with quick defrost, but this
feature works best with ground beef.
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To avoid risk of property damage:
• Do not use rack to pop popcorn.
• Rack must be on the four plastic supports when
used.
• Use the rack only when cooking food on two
positions.
• Do not cook with rack on floor of the oven.
USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
TIME DEFROST CHART
FOOD
TIME
MEAT
Bacon (1 lb.)
Ground meat (1 lb.)
Roasts (1 lb.)
2 - 4 minutes
41/2 - 6 minutes
41/2 - 6 minutes
Steaks, chops and cutlets
41/2 - 6 minutes per lb.
POULTRY
Chicken cut up, broiler-fryer
(21�2 to 3 lbs.)
Chicken whole (2 to 3 lbs.)
13 - 16 minutes
15 - 18 minutes
Cornish hen
5 - 7 minutes per lb.
FISH & SEAFOOD
Fillets (1 lb.)
Shellfish, small pieces (1 lb.)
4 - 51/2 minutes
4 - 5 minutes
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Turn meat over at beep. Let stand for 5 minutes after defrosting.
Turn meat over at beep. Let stand for 5 minutes after defrosting.
Turn meat over at beep. Shield warm areas with foil.
Stand for 5 to 10 minutes.
Same as above.
Turn meat over at beep. Shield warm areas with foil.
Let stand for 20 to 30 minutes. Cover with foil.
Turn meat over at beep. Shield warm areas with foil.
Let stand for 20 to 30 minutes. Cover with foil.
Turn meat over at beep. Shield warm areas with foil.
Let stand for 20 to 30 minutes. Cover with foil.
Place fish in casserole. Turn food over and break up
after beep. Stand for 5 minutes.
NOTE: Defrost times are approximate and are intended as guidelines.
GETTING THE BEST COOKING RESULTS
To get the best results from your microwave oven, read
and follow the guidelines below.
• Place delicate areas of foods, such as asparagus tips,
toward the center of the dish.
• Storage Temperature: Foods taken from the freezer or
refrigerator take longer to cook than the same foods at
room temperature. The times in this book are based on
the normal storage temperature of the food.
• Arrange unevenly shaped foods, such as chicken
pieces or salmon steaks, with the thicker, meatier parts
toward the outside of the dish.
• Shield parts of food that may cook quickly, such as
wing tips and leg ends of poultry with small pieces of
aluminum foil.
• Size: Small pieces of food cook faster than large ones:
pieces similar in size and shape cook more evenly. For
even cooking, reduce the power when cooking large
pieces of food.
• Natural Moisture: Very moist foods cook more evenly
because microwave energy is attracted to water
molecules.
• Let Stand: After you remove the food from the microwave, cover food with foil or casserole lid and let it
stand to finish cooking in the center and avoid overcooking the outer edges. The length of standing time
depends on the density and surface area of the food.
• Stir foods such as casseroles and vegetables from the
outside to the center to distribute the heat evenly and
speed cooking. Constant stirring is not necessary, occasional stirring is sufficient.
• Wrapping in waxed paper or paper towel:
Sandwiches and many other foods containing prebaked
bread should be wrapped prior to microwaving to prevent drying out.
• Turn over foods like pork chops, whole potatoes,
roasts, or whole cauliflower halfway through the
cooking time to expose all sides equally to microwave
energy.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
FISH AND SHELLFISH
Cooking Fish and Shellfish: General Directions
- Always set the shortest cooking time. Fish is done
when it turns opaque and the thickest part begins to
flake. Shellfish is done when the shell turns from pink
to red and the flesh is opaque and firm.
• Prepare the fish for cooking:
- Completely defrost the fish or shellfish.
- Arrange unevenly shaped pieces with thicker parts
toward the outside of the dish. Arrange shellfish in a
single layer for even cooking.
• The Fish and Shellfish Cooking Table below provides
specific directions with power level and cooking Time
settings for most types of fish and shellfish.
- The type of cover you use depends on how you cook.
Poached fish needs a microwavable lid or vented
plastic wrap. Baked fish, coated fish, or fish in sauce
needs to be covered lightly with waxed paper to keep
the coating crisp and sauce from getting watery.
FISH AND SHELLFISH COOKING TABLE
FISH
POWER LEVEL
COOKING TIME
Fish fillets
HI
31/2 -41/2 minutes
Fish steaks
HI
41/2 -51/2 minutes
Whole fish
7
41/2 -6 minutes
Scallops
HI
31/2 -5 minutes
Shrimp, shelled
HI
31/2 -5 minutes
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DIRECTIONS
Arrange fish in a single layer with thickest portion
toward outside edge of 11/2 quart microwavable
baking dish. Brush with melted butter and season,
if desired. Cook covered with vented plastic wrap.
Let stand covered 2 minutes. If you are cooking
more than 1 lb. of fish, turn the fish halfway
through cooking.
Arrange in a single layer. Prepare as directed above,
except stir instead of turning the shellfish.
USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
APPETIZERS/SAUCES/SOUPS
Cooking Appetizers: Tips and Techniques
Not Recommended
• Crisp crackers, such as melba toast, shredded wheat,
and crisp rye crackers are best for microwave use. Wait
until party time to add the spreads. Place a paper towel
under the crackers while they cook in the microwave
oven to absorb extra moisture.
• Appetizers with a crisp coating or puff pastry are best
done in a conventional oven with dry heat.
• Breaded products can be warmed in the microwave
oven but will not come out crisp.
• Arrange individual appetizers in a circle for even cooking.
• Stir dips to distribute heat and shorten cooking time.
• Cook sauces made with cornstarch or flour uncovered
so you may stir them 2 or 3 times during cooking for a
smooth consistency.
Cooking Sauces: Tips and Techniques
• To adapt a conventional sauce or gravy recipe, reduce
the amount of liquid slightly.
• Use a microwavable casserole or glass measuring cup
that is at least 2 or 3 times the volume of the sauce.
• Stirring occasionally will help blend flavors, distribute
heat evenly, and may even shorten the cooking time.
• Sauces made with cornstarch thicken more rapidly than
those made with flour.
• When converting a conventional soup recipe to cook in
the microwave, reduce the liquid, salt, and strong
seasonings.
Cooking Soups: Tips and Techniques
• Cook soups in a microwavable dish which holds double
the volume of the recipe ingredients to prevent boilover, especially if you use cream or milk in the soup.
• Generally, cover microwaved soups with VENTED plastic wrap or a microwavable lid.
• Cover foods to retain moisture.
Uncover foods to retain crispness.
• Avoid overcooking by using the minimum suggested
time. Add more time, if necessary, only after checking
the food.
MEAT
Cooking Meat: General Directions
NOTE:
• Prepare the meat for cooking:
Keep the foil at least 1 inch from the oven walls, and do
not cover more than one-third of the meat with foil at
any one time.
- Defrost completely.
- Trim off excess fat to avoid splattering.
• Let the meat stand covered with foil 10-15 minutes
after you remove it from the oven. The internal temperature of the meat may rise from 5-10°F during
standing time.
The Meat Cooking Table on page 25 provides detailed
directions, Power Level, and Cooking Time settings for
most cuts of meat.
- Place the meat, fat side down, on a microwavable
rack in a microwavable dish.
- Use oven cooking bag for less tender cuts of meat.
- Arrange the meat so that thicker portions are toward
the outside of the dish.
- Cover the meat with waxed paper to prevent
splattering.
• Tend the meat as it cooks.
- Drain juices as they accumulate to reduce splattering
and keep from overcooking the bottom of the meat.
- Shield thin or bony portions with strips of foil to prevent overcooking.
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MEAT COOKING TABLE
MEAT
BEEF
Hamburgers,
Fresh or defrosted
(4 oz. each)
1 patty
2 patties
4 patties
POWER LEVEL
HI
Sirloin tip roast
(3-4 lbs.)
5
LAMB
Lamb roast, rolled
boneless (3-4 lbs.)
5
PORK
Bacon slices
2 slices
4 slices
6 slices
10 slices
Chops
(5-7 oz. each)
2 chops
4 chops
Loin roast,
rolled, boneless
(31/2- 41/2lbs.)
Sausage links,
Fresh (or frozen and
defrosted)
(1-2 oz. each)
2 links
4 links
6 links
10 links (8 oz. pkg.)
HI
COOKING TIME
1-11/2 minutes
11/2 -2 minutes
21/2 -31/2 minutes
Place roast fat side down on microwavable roasting rack.
Add desired seasonings and cover with waxed paper.
Turn meat over halfway through cooking and shield if
necessary. Remove roast from microwave oven when
desired temperature is reached. Let stand covered with foil
15 minutes. (Temperature may rise about 10°F).
RARE (135°F):
11-12 minutes
per pound
MEDIUM (145°F):
12-13 minutes
per pound
WELL (155°F):
13-14 minutes
per pound
Place roast fat side down on microwavable roasting rack.
Brush lamb with marinade or desired seasonings such as rosemary, thyme or marjoram. Cover with waxed paper.
Turn roast over after 15 minutes, and again after 30 minutes.
Shield if necessary.
Remove roast from microwave when desired temperature is
reached. Let stand covered with foil 15 minutes (temperature
may rise about 10°F during standing.)
11/2 -2 minutes
2-3 minutes
4-5 minutes
7-8 minutes
15-17 minutes
per pound
25-27 minutes
per pound (165°F)
3
HI
Form patties with thumb depression in center of each.
Place on microwavable roasting rack and brush with browning
agent, if desired. Cover with waxed paper.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
Let stand covered 1 minute.
RARE (135°F):
8-10 minutes
per pound
MEDIUM (155°F):
11-13 minutes
per pound
18-20 minutes
per pound
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DIRECTIONS
45-60 seconds
1-11/2 minutes
11/2 -2 minutes
13/4 -2 minutes
Place bacon slices on microwavable roasting rack.
Cover with paper towels.
After cooking, let stand 1 minute.
Place chops in microwavable baking dish.
Add desired seasonings and cover with vented plastic wrap.
Cook until no longer pink or until internal temperature reaches
170°F. Turn chops over halfway through cooking.
Let stand covered 5 minutes temperature may rise about 10°F
during standing.
Place roast in cooking bag in microwavable dish.
Add seasonings and browning agent if desired. Close bag
loosely with microwavable closure or string. After cooking, let
stand in bag 15 minutes (temperature may rise about 10°F
during standing). Internal temperature of pork should reach
170°F before serving.
Pierce links and place on microwavable roasting rack.
Cover with waxed paper or paper towel.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
After cooking, let stand covered 1 minute.
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POULTRY
Cooking Poultry: General Directions
• Prepare the poultry for cooking:
• Watch the poultry as it cooks.
- Defrost completely.
- Drain and discard juices as they accumulate.
- Arrange poultry pieces with thicker pieces at the
outside edge of the baking dish. When cooking legs,
arrange them like the spokes of a wheel.
- Shield thin or bony pieces with small strips of aluminum foil to prevent overcooking. Keep foil at least 1
inch from the oven walls and other pieces of foil.
- Cover the baking dish with waxed paper to reduce
splattering.
• Poultry is done when it is no longer pink and the juices
run clear. When done, the temperature in the thigh
meat should be 180-185°F.
- Use a browning agent (such as worcestershire sauce)
or cook with a sauce to give a browned appearance.
• Let the poultry stand after cooking covered with foil for
10 minutes.
The Poultry Cooking Table below provides detailed directions, Power Level, and Cooking Time settings for most
cuts and types of poultry.
POULTRY COOKING TABLE
POULTRY
POWER LEVEL
COOKING TIME
DIRECTIONS
Chicken pieces
(21/2 -3 lbs.)
HI
41/2 -51/2 minutes
per pound
Before cooking, wash pieces and shake the water off.
Place pieces in a single layer in a microwavable baking dish
with thicker pieces to the outside. Brush with butter or browning agent and seasonings, if desired. Cover with waxed paper.
Cook until no longer pink and juices run clear.
Let stand covered 5 minutes.
Chicken whole
(3-31/2 lbs.)
HI
12-13 minutes
per pound
Before cooking, wash and shake off water. Place breast side
down on a microwavable roasting rack. Brush with butter, or
browning agent and seasoning if desiredan cover. Cover with
waxed paper. Cook 1/3 of estimated time. Turn breast side up,
brush with butter, or browning agent. Replace waxed paper.
Cook 1/3 of estimated time again. Shield if necessary. Cook
remaining 1/3 of estimated time, or until no longer pink and
juices run clear. Let stand covered with foil 10 minutes (the
temperature may rise about 10°F while standing). The temperature in the high should be 180°F-185°F when the poultry
is done.
Cornish Hens
whole
(1-11/2 lbs. each)
HI
6-7 minutes
per pound
Before cooking, wash and shake the water off.
Tie wings to body of hen and the legs to tail. Place hens breast
side down on microwavable rack. Cover with waxed paper.
Turn breast side up halfway through cooking. Shield bone
ends of drumsticks with foil.
Remove and discard drippings. Brush with butter or browning
agent and seasonings if desired. Cook until no longer pink
and juices run clear. Remove hens from microwave when they
reach desired temperature.
Let stand covered with foil 5 minutes. (Temperature may rise
about 10°F while standing). Temperature in breast should be
170°F before serving.
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PASTA AND RICE
Cooking Pasta and Rice: Tips and Techniques
Microwave cooking and conventional cooking of pasta,
rice, and cereal require about the same amount of time,
but the microwave is a more convenient method because
you can cook and serve in the same dish. There is no
stirring needed and leftover pasta tastes just like fresh
cooked when reheated in the microwave oven.
• If you are planning to use rice or pasta in a casserole,
undercook it so it is still firm.
• Allow for standing time with rice, but not for pasta.
• The Pasta and Rice Cooking Tables below provide specific directions, with Power Level and cooking time settings for most common types of pasta and rice.
PASTA COOKING TABLE
PASTA
POWER LEVEL
COOKING TIME
Spaghetti
4 cups water
Add 8 ozs. spaghetti
HI
5
9-10 minutes
71/2 -81/2 minutes
Macaroni
3 cups water
Add 2 cups macaroni
HI
5
6-7 minutes
51/2 -61/2 minutes
HI
5
7-8 minutes
11-121/2 minutes
HI
5
8-10 minutes
51/2 -61/2 minutes
Lasagna noodles
4 cups water
Add 8 ozs. lasagna
noodles
Egg noodles
6 cups water
Add 4 cups noodles
DIRECTIONS
Combine hot tap water and salt, if desired.
Use a 2-quart microwavable baking dish and cover with
vented plastic wrap for spaghetti and lasagna noodles.
Use microwavable lid or vented plastic wrap for macaroni
and egg noodles.
Cook at Power Level HI for the time indicated in chart or
until water boils.
Stir in pasta after water boils cook covered at Power Level
5 as directed in chart (or until tender).
Drain in a colander.
RICE COOKING TABLE
RICE
POWER LEVEL
COOKING TIME
Long grain
21/4 cups water
Add 1 cup rice
HI
5
5-6 minutes
15 minutes
Brown
21/2 cups water
Add 1 cup rice
HI
5
41/2 -51/2 minutes
28 minutes
Long grain and
wild rice mix
21/3 cups water
Add 6 oz. package
HI
5
4-5 minutes
24 minutes
HI
2-3 minutes
Quick cooking
1 cup water
Add 1 cup rice
DIRECTIONS
Combine hot tap water and salt, if desired, in 2 quart
microwavable casserole.
Cover with microwavable lid or vented plastic wrap.
Cook as directed in chart at Power Level HI or until water
boils.
Stir in rice and any seasonings.
Cook covered as directed in chart at Power Level 5 or until
water is absorbed and rice is tender.
Let stand covered 5 to 10 minutes.
Fluff with fork.
Cook water until it boils.
Stir rice into boiling water and let stand, covered 5 to 10
minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.
Fluff with fork.
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CARE AND CLEANING
CAUTION
For best performance and safety, keep the oven clean
inside and outside. Take special care to keep the inner
door panel and the oven front frame free of food or
grease build-up. Never use rough powder or pads.
Wipe the microwave oven inside and out, including the
hood bottom cover, with a soft cloth and a warm (not
hot) mild detergent solution. Then rinse and wipe dry.
Use a chrome cleaner and polish on chrome, metal and
aluminum surfaces. Wipe spatters immediately with
a wet paper towel, especially after cooking chicken
or bacon. Clean your oven weekly or more often, if
needed.
To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage,
do not operate oven hood without filter in place.
CHARCOAL FILTER
REPLACEMENT
If your oven is vented inside, the charcoal filter should
be replaced every 6 to 12 months, and more often if
necessary. The charcoal filter cannot be cleaned.
1. Unplug the oven or turn off power at the main
power supply.
2. Remove the two vent grill mounting screws.
(2 middle screws)
METAL RACK
Wash the metal rack with a mild soap and a soft or
nylon scrub brush. Dry completely. Do not use abrasive
scrubbers or cleaners to clean rack.
CLEANING THE GREASE FILTER
3. Tip the grill forward, then lift itout.
4. Remove old filter.
The grease filter should be removed and cleaned often,
at least once a month.
1. To remove grease filter, slide filter to the side. Pull
filter downward and push to the other side. The filter
will drop out.
5. Slide a new charcoal filter into place. The filter
should rest at the angle shown.
2. Wash in dishwasher or soak grease filter in hot water
and a mild detergent. Rinse well and shake to dry.
Do not use ammonia or place in a dishwasher. The
aluminum filter will darken.
6. Slide the bottom of the grill into place. Push the
top until it snaps into place. Replace the mounting
screws. Turn the power back on at the main power
supply and set the clock.
3. To reinstall the filter, slide it into the side slot, then
push up and toward oven center to lock.
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OVEN LIGHT REPLACEMENT
COOKTOP LIGHT
REPLACEMENT
1. Unplug oven or turn off power at the main power
supply.
2. Remove the vent cover mounting screws.
(2 middle screws)
3. Tip the cover forward, then lift out to remove.
1. Unplug the oven or turn off power at the main
power supply.
2. Remove the bulb cover and mounting screws.
3. Replace bulb(s) with 30 or 40 watt appliance bulb(s).
4. Replace bulb cover and mounting screws.
5. Turn the power back on at the main power supply or
plug in the oven.
4. Remove bulb holder.
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage, wear
gloves when replacing light bulb.
5. Lift up the bulb holder.
6. Replace bulb with a 30 or 40 watt appliance bulb.
7. Replace the bulb holder.
8. Slide the bottom of the vent cover into place.
Push the top until it snaps into place. Replace the
mounting screws. Turn the power back on at the
main power supply or plug in the oven.
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BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE
Check the following list to be sure a service call is necessary. Reviewing additional information on items to check
may prevent an unneeded service call.
Possible Causes
Problem
If nothing on the oven operates...
• check for a blown circuit fuse or a tripped main circuit breaker.
• check if oven is properly connected to electric circuit in house.
• check that controls are set properly.
If the oven interior light does not work...
• the light bulb is loose or defective.
If oven will not cook...
• check that control panel was programmed correctly.
• check that door is firmly closed.
• check that start Pad was touched.
• check that timer wasn’t started instead of a cooking function.
If oven takes longer than normal to cook
or cooks too rapidly...
• be sure the Power Level is programmed properly.
If the time of day clock does not always
keep correct time...
• check that the power cord is fully inserted into the outlet receptacle.
• be sure the oven is the only appliance on the electrical circuit.
If food cooks unevenly...
• be sure food is evenly shaped.
• be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking.
• check placement of aluminum foil strips used to prevent
overcooking.
If food is undercooked...
• check recipe to be sure all directions (amount, time, and power
levels) were correctly followed.
• be sure microwave oven is on a separate circuit.
• be sure food is completely defrosted before cooking.
If food is over cooked...
• check recipe to be sure all directions (amount, power level, time,
size of dish) were followed.
If arcing (sparks) occur...
• be sure microwavable dishes were used.
• be sure wire twist ties were not used.
• be sure oven was not operated when empty.
• make sure metal rack (if used) is properly installed on 4 supports.
If the display shows a time counting down
but the oven is not cooking...
• check that door is firmly closed.
• check that timer was not started instead of a cooking function.
If you vent fan starts automatically...
• If the temperature gets too hot around the microwave oven, the fan
in the vent hood will automatically turn on at the LOW setting to
cool the oven. It may stay on up to an hour to cool the oven.
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WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death, do not remove outer case at any time.
Only an authorized servicer should remove the outer case.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Answer
Question
Can I use a rack in my microwave oven so
that I may reheat or cook in two rack positions at a time?
Only use the rack that is supplied with your microwave oven.
Use of any other rack can result in poor cooking performance and/or
arcing and may damage your oven. Do not use the rack when sensor
cooking.
Can I use either metal or aluminum pans in
my microwave oven?
Usable metal includes aluminum foil for shielding (use small, flat
pieces). Never allow metal to touch walls or door. See page 6.
Sometimes the door of my microwave
oven appears wavy. Is this normal?
This appearance is normal and does not affect the operation of your
oven.
What are the humming noises I hear when
my microwave oven is operating?
This is the sound the transformer makes when the magnetron tube
cycles on and off.
Why does the dish become hot when I
microwave food in it?
As the food becomes hot it will conduct the heat to the dish.
Use hot pads to remove food after cooking.
Dish also may not be microwave safe. See page 6.
What does standing time mean?
Standing time means that food should be taken out of the oven and
covered for additional time after cooking. This process allows the
cooking to finish, saves energy, and frees the oven for other purposes.
In some dishes, the food temperature will coutinue to rise during
this time.
Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven?
Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn following manufacturer’s
guidelines or use the preprogrammed Popcorn pad. See page 15.
How do I get the best results?
Do not use regular paper bags with unpopped corn - - use only prepackaged, Microwavable Popcorn. Use the listening test by stopping
the oven as soon as the popping slows to a pop every one or two
seconds. Do not try to repop unpopped kernels. You can also use
special microwave poppers: When using a popper, be sure to follow
manufacturer’s directions. Do not pop popcorn in glass utensils.
Why does steam come out of the air
exhaust vent?
Steam is normally produced during cooking.
The microwave oven has been designed to vent this steam out the
top vent.
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