V&f1 -4a 01 UseAndCare c A Note To You 2 Understanding Microwave Oven safety Installation Instructions 3 8 Getting To Know Your Microwave Oven 10 Using Your Microwave Oven 18 Caring For Your Microwave Oven 42 Cooking Guide 43 Questions And Answers 47 If You Need Assistance Or Service 48 Warranty 52 1-800-253-1301 Call us with questions MICROWAVE s/sl-r or comments. OVEN MODEL MT6120XBB/Q A Note To You Thunk you for buying a Whirlpool@ appliance. You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience have gone into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we have developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance. Your safety is important to us. This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each symbol. This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and electrical shock. Our Consumer Assistance Center is toll-free, 24 hours a day. This symbol will help you avoid actions which could cause product damage (scratches, dents, etc.) and damage to your personal property. number, l-800-253-1301, If you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first see “If You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 48. If you need further help, feel free to call our Consumer Assistance Center. When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number plate (see diagram on page 12). For your convenience, we have included a handy place below for you to record these numbers, the purchase date from the sales slip and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference. Model Number Dealer Name Serial Number Dealer Phone Purchase 2 Date Understanding Oven Safety IMPORTANT SAFETY Microwave INSTRUCTIONS Microwave ovens have been thoroughly tested for safe and efficient operation. However, as with any appliance, there are special installation and safety precautions which must be followed to ensure safe and satisfactory operation and prevent damage to the unit. I To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electrical shock, injury to persons, exposure to excessive microwave energy, or damage when using the microwave oven, follow basic precautions, including the following: l l l l l l l l l Read all instructions before using the microwave oven. Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY” found on page 5. This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS” found on page 9. Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with the provided Installation Instructions found on page 8. Some products such as whole eggs in the shell and sealed containers-for example, closed glass jars-may explode and should not be heated in this oven. Do not heat, store or use flammable materials in or near the oven. Fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion. 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 or cook food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use. As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children. 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. Electrical shock, fire or other hazards may result. l l l l l l l l This appliance should be serviced only by qualified service personnel. Call an authorized Whirlpool@ service company for examination, repair or adjustment. Do not cover or block any opening on the appliance. Fire may result. Do not store or use this appliance outdoors. Do not use this product near water-for example, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like. Do not immerse cord or plug in water. Keep cord away from heated surfaces. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter. See door surface and interior cleaning instructions on page 42. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity: -Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance if paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking. Paper can char or burn, and some plastics can melt if used when heating foods. -Do not deep fry in oven. Microwavable utensils are not suitable and it is difficult to maintain appropriate deep frying temperatures. continued on next page 3 -Test dinnerware or cookware before using. To test a dish for safe use, put it into the oven with a cup of water beside it. Cook at 100% Cook Power for one minute. If the dish gets hot and water stays cool, do not use it. Some dishes (melamine, some ceramic dinnerware, etc.) absorb microwave energy, becoming too hot to handle and slowing cooking times. Cooking in metal containers not designed for microwave use can damage the oven, as can containers with hidden metal (twist-ties, foil lining, staples, metallic glaze or trim). -Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bag in oven. -If materials inside the oven should ignite, keep oven door closed, turn oven off, and disconnect the power cord or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel. - SAVE THESE 4 l l -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 mount over a sink. -Do not store anything directly on top of the appliance when appliance is in operation. Read and follow “Operating safety precautions” starting on page 6. 1. A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. 2. Longer cord sets or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use. 3. If a long cord or extension cord is used temporarily, (a) the marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, (b) the extension cord must be a grounding-type, 3-wire cord that has a 3-blade grounding plug and a 3-slot receptacle that will accept the plug on the appliance, and (c) the longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over accidentally. 4. A qualified electrician must install a properly grounded and polarized 3-prong receptacle near the appliance. INSTRUCTIONS - EXPOSURE TOEXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY... 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. 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: (1) Door (bent), (2) Hinges and latches (broken or loosened), (3) Door seals and sealing surfaces. Do not ooerate the microwave oven if the door window is broken. The microwave oven should be checked for microwave leakage by qualified service personnel after a repair is made. The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel. Do not operate the microwave oven with the outer cabinet removed. 5 Operating safety precautions To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electrical shock, injury to persons, or damage when using the microwave oven, follow the precautions on pages 6-7. ‘I/ 34iilisk FI Never lean on the door or allow a child to swing on it when the door is open. Injury could result. Never cook or reheat a whole egg inside the shell. Steam build-up in whole eggs may cause them to burst and burn you, and possibly damage the oven. Slice hard-boiled eggs before heating. In rare instances, poached eggs have been known to explode. Cover poached eggs and allow a standing time of one minute before cutting into them. Use hot pads. Microwave energy does not heat containers. but the hot food does. Stir before heating For best results, stir any liquid several times before heating or reheating. Liquids heated in certain containers (especially cylindrical containers) may become overheated. The liquid may splash out with a loud noise during or after heating or when adding ingredients (coffee, etc.) resulting in harm to the oven and possible personal injury. 6 Do not overcook potatoes. Fire could result. At the end of the recommended cooking time, potatoes should be slightly firm because they will continue cooking during standing time. After microwaving, wrap potatoes in foil and set aside for 5 minutes. They will finish cooking while standing. Do not start a microwave oven when it is empty. Product life may be shortened. If you practice programming the oven, put a container of water in the oven. It is normal for the oven door to look wavy after the oven has been running for a while. Do not use newspaper or other printed paper in the oven. Fire could result. Do not dry flowers, fruit, herbs, wood, paper, gourds or clothes in the oven. Fire could result. / -\_ c / // Glass tdtable Do not operate the microwave oven unless the glass turntable is securely in place and can rotate freely. The turntable can rotate in either direction. Make sure support base is all the way on the shaft in oven cavity floor. Make sure support rollers are completely inside center circle of turntable for proper rotation. Make sure the glass turntable is correctside up in oven. Carefully place cookware on glass turntable to avoid possible breakage. Handle glass turntable with care when removing from oven to avoid possible breakage. If glass turntable cracks or breaks, contact your Whirlpool dealer for a replacement. When you use a browning dish, the browning dish bottom must be at least 3~~inch above the glass turntable. Follow directions supplied with browning dish. General information Fuse box Do not try to melt paraffin wax in the oven. Paraffin wax will not melt in a microwave oven because it allows microwaves to pass through it. If your electric power line or outlet voltage is less than 110 volts, cooking times may be longer. Have a qualified electrician check your electrical system. 7 Installation Instructions Before you begin operating the oven, carefully read the following instructions. 1. Empty the microwave oven and clean inside it with a soft, damp cloth. Check for damage such as misaligned door, damage around the door, or dents inside the oven or on the exterior. If there is any damage, do not operate the unit until it has been checked by an authorized Whirlpool@ service technician and any repairs made. 2. Put the oven on a cart, counter, table, or shelf that is strong enough to hold the oven and the food and utensils you put in it. (The control side of the unit is the heavy side. Use care when handling.) The weight of the oven is approximately 35 Ibs (15.75 kg). The microwave oven should be at a temperature above 50°F (10%) for proper operation. Air intake openings Power &VF$Y Exhahst vents 8 Fire, Electrical Shock, Excessive Exposure To Microwave Energy, Personal Injury and Product Damage Hazard l Do not block the rear air intake openings or exhaust vents. Allow a few inches of space at back of oven where intake opening and exhaust vents are located. Blocking the air intake openings and exhaust vents can cause damage to the oven and poor cooking results. Make sure the microwave oven legs are in place to ensure proper airflow. l Do not install the oven next to or over a heat source (for example, a cooktop or range) without a UL approved trim kit or without being in a UL approved builtin configuration. Also, do not install oven in any area where excessive heat and steam are generated. This could cause a fire, electrical shock, excessive exposure to microwave energy, other personal injury or damage to the outside of the cabinet. Built-in kits You can build in your microwave oven by using one of the trim kits listed on page 15. These kits are available from your Whirlpool Dealer. If your dealer does not stock the kit it can be ordered, by part number, by writing to: Whirlpool Corporation Attention: Customer Service Dept. 1900 Whirlpool Drive LaPorte, IN 46350 3.Electrical requirements Observe all governing codes and ordinances. A 120 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only, 15 or 20 amp fused electrical supply is required. 4. (Time-delay fuse is recommended.) It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided. GROUNDING lNSlRUCTlONS Electrical Shock Hazard Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electrical shock. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, REMOVE THE POWER SUPPLY CORD GROUNDING PRONG. 5. For your personal safety, this appliance must be grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electrical shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current. This appliance is equipped with a polarized 3-prong grounding plug. It must be plugged into a correctly polarized mating 3-prong grounding type wall receptacle, properly installed and grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances. If a mating wall receptacle is not available or if you are not sure if the wall receptacle is properly grounded and polarized, have it checked by a qualified electrician. 3-prong grounding type wall receptacle 3-prong Plug grounding I- 0@LP ./ !/ ,@ I -’ cl 1 Power supply cord -!I i It is the personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to have a properly grounded and correctly polarized 3-prong wall receptacle installed by a qualified electrician. Consult a qualified electrician if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the appliance is properly grounded. It is not recommended to use an extension cord with your microwave oven, but if you find it necessary to do so temporarily (until a properly grounded and polarized 3-prong receptacle is installed), use only a heavy duty, UL listed, 3-wire grounding type extension cord containing three 16-gauge (minimum) copper wires. It must not be longer than 10 feet (cords longer than 10 feet may affect the cooking performance of your microwave oven). The plug on the extension cord must fit into a 3-prong grounding type wall receptacle (as shown on this page) and the receptacle end of the extension cord must accept the 3-prong grounding plug of the microwave oven. Grounding prong 6. --J To test the oven, plug it into the proper electrical outlet. Put about one cup (250 mL) of D cold water in a glass container in the oven. Close the door. Make sure it latches. Follow the directions on page 19 to set the oven to cook for 2 minutes. When the time is up, the water should be heated. 7. This microwave oven is designed for use in the household only and must not be used for commercial purposes. Do not remove the door, control panel or cabinet at any time. The unit is equipped with high voltage and should be serviced by an authorized Whirlpool@ service technician. - SAVE THESE INSTRUCI-IONS ; Getting To Know Your Microwave Oven 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. In This Section Built-in Page kits..... . .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . *..#.. .. . .. .. .15 Setting the clock .. ..*.........*............. 16 Page How your microwave Microwave Control oven works . .. 10 oven features panel features How your . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. 12 . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . 13 microwave Using the Minute Timer . .. . .. .. .. .. .. . .. 17 oven works Magnetron Microwave ovens are safe. Microwave energy is not hot. It causes food to make its own heat, and it’s this heat that cooks the food. Microwaves are like TV waves or light waves. You cannot see them, but you can see what they do. 10 Oven cavity A magnetron in the microwave oven produces microwaves. The microwaves move into the oven where they contact food as it turns on the glass turntable. A Glass turntable Metal floor The glass turntable of your microwave oven lets microwaves pass through. Then they bounce off a metal floor, back through the glass turntable, and are absorbed by the food. Microwaves may not reach the center of a roast. The heat spreads to the center from the outer, cooked areas just as in conventional cooking. This is one of the reasons for letting some foods (for example, roasts or baked potatoes) stand for a while after cooking, or for stirring some foods during the cooking time. The microwaves disturb water molecules in the food. As the molecules bounce around bumping into each other, heat is made, like rubbing your hands together. This is the heat that does the cooking. Microwaves pass through most glass, paper and plastics without heating them so food absorbs the energy. Microwaves bounce off metal pans so food does not absorb the energy. 11 Microwave oven features Your microwave oven is designed to make your cooking experience as enjoyable and productive as possible. To help get you up and running quickly, the following is a list of the oven’s basic features: 4. Glass Turntable. This turntable turns food as it cooks for more even cooking. It must be in the oven during operation for best cooking results. See pages 7, 11 and 42 for more details. 1. One-Touch open door. 5. Removable Turntable (under turntable). Door Open Button. Push to 2. Door Safety Lock System. The oven will not operate unless the door is securely closed. 3. Window with Metal Shield. Shield prevents microwaves from escaping. It is designed as a screen to allow you to view food as it cooks. 6. Cooking Support Guide Label. 7. Control Panel. Touch pads on this panel to perform all functions. See pages 13, 14 and 15 for more information. 8. Light. Automatically turns on when door is opened or when oven is operating. 9. Model and Serial Number Plate. NOTE: This microwave oven is available in both Designer BlackTM and Designer WhiteTM models. 12 Control panel features Your microwave oven control panel lets you select the desired cooking function quickly and easily. All you have to do is touch the necessary Command Pad. The following is a list of all the Command and Number Pads located on the control panel. For more information, see pages 16-41. 1. Display. This display includes a clock and indicators to tell you the time of day, cooking time settings and cooking functions selected. 2. ADD MINUTE. Touch this pad to cook for one minute at 100% Cook Power or to add an extra minute to your cooking cycle. See page 34 for more information. 3. AUTO COOK. Touch this pad to cook common microwave-prepared foods without needing to program times and Cook Powers. See page 22 for more information. 4. PERSONAL CHOICE. Touch this pad to recall one cooking instruction that you previously programmed into memory. See page 33 for more information. 5. COOK POWER. Touch this pad followed by a Number Pad to set the amount of microwave energy released to cook the food. The higher the number, the higher the microwave power or “cooking speed”. See page 20 for more information. See the “Microwave cooking chart” on page 44 for specific Cook Powers to use for the foods you are cooking. o- -I o- -I a- -I o- @-- @-- @-- 6. COOK & SIMMER. Touch this pad to simmer casseroles and soups at a preprogrammed low Cook Power. See page 40 for more information. 7. AUTO REHEAT. Touch this pad to reheal food at a preprogrammed Cook Power for a preprogrammed time. See page 39 for more information. 8. EASY DEFROST. Touch this pad to thaw frozen food by weight. See page 25 for more information. continued on next page 13 9. BEVERAGE, Touch this pad to reheat one-half cup or one cup of a beverage. The oven will automatically heat for a preset time at a preset Cook Power. See page 32 for more information. 10. POPCORN. Touch this pad when popping popcorn in your microwave oven. The oven will automatically heat for a preset time at a preset Cook Power. See page 30 for more information. 11 Number Pads. Touch Number Pads to enter cooking times, Cook Powers, quantities or weights. 12. PAUSVTIMER. Touch this pad to set the Minute Timer or to stop the oven between cooking stages. See pages 17 and 36 for more information. 13. AUTO START/CLOCK. Touch this pad to enter the correct time of day or to program your oven to begin cooking automatically at a chosen time later in the day. See pages 16 and 37 for more information. 14. START/ENTER. Touch this pad to start a function. If you open the door after the oven begins to cook, retouch START/ ENTER. 15.OFF/CANCEL. Touch this pad once to erase an incorrect command, cancel the Minute Timer or stop the oven temporarily during cooking. Touch it twice to cancel a program during cooking or to clear the Display. NOTES: . If you touch two Command Pads for the same cycle (for example, EASY DEFROST and AUTO COOK), the second command will cancel the first. If you attempt to enter unacceptable instructions, “ERROR” will appear in the Display. Touch OFF/CANCEL and reenter the instructions. l Audible signals Audible signals are available to guide you when setting and using your oven: A programming tone will sound each time you touch a pad. A single long tone signals the end of a cooking cycle or Minute Timer function. To cancel tones, touch AUTO START/ CLOCK followed by Number Pad 5 and START/ENTER. To turn tones back on, touch AUTO START/CLOCK followed by Number Pad 5 and OFF/CANCEL. l l l Interrupting cooking You can stop the oven during a cycle by opening the door. The oven stops heating and the fan stops, but the light stays on. To restart cooking, close the door and touch r-1 I I START ENTER If you do not want to continue cooking: . Close the door and the light goes off. OR Touch l OFF CANCEL rl Using the safety lock The safety lock prevents unwanted operation of the microwave oven by small children. To lock or deactivate the control 1. Touch AUTO START/CLOCK. 2. Touch Number Pad 1. 3. Touch START/ENTER. “LOCK” will appear on the Display if a pad is touched. To cancel safety lock: 1. Touch AUTO START/CLOCK. 2. Touch Number Pad 1. 3. Touch OFF/CANCEL. 14 panel: Using the demonstration feature You can program your microwave oven to display your commands as you enter them without turning the oven on. This feature helps you learn to use your oven without actually cooking food. To set the demo feature: 1. Touch AUTO START/CLOCK. 2. Touch Number Pad 0. 3. Touch START/ENTER. “DEMO” will appear on the Display. To cancel the demo feature: 1. Touch AUTO START/CLOCK. 2. Touch Number Pad 0. 3. Touch OFF/CANCEL. Built-in kits You can build in your microwave oven by using one of the following trim kits: WHIRLPOOL OVEN RBl GOPXY, RBl2OPXY, See page 8 for more information. 15 Setting the clock When you first plug in your microwave oven, the Display flashes “88:88”. If the electric power ever goes off, the Display will again flash all 8’s when the power comes back on. NOTES: You can cook without setting the clock, but the Display will not show the correct time of day after cooking. To reset the clock, touch AUTO START/ CLOCK. A “0” will show on the Display. Continue to set the clock as shown below. . If you have touched in an incorrect time, such as 12:65, “ERROR” will show on the Display. Touch OFF/CANCEL, then touch AUTO START/CLOCK and start over. l l To set time: 1. Choose setting. TOUCH YOU SEE L-J AUTO START CLOCK 2. Enter time of day. Example for 3:25: TOUCH YOU SEE 8 - cl 3. Complete 16 entry. 5 TOUCH YOU SEE Using the Minute Timer Your microwave oven can be used as a kitchen timer. Use the Minute Timer for timing up to 99 minutes, 99 seconds. NOTES: To see the time of day while the Minute Timer is counting down, touch AUTO START/CLOCK. If you want to use other Command Pads while the Minute Timer is counting down, touch OFF/CANCEL to cancel the Minute Timer. l l 1. Enter time to be counted down. Example for 3 minutes: TOUCH YOU SEE cl3 r-l I0 , cl0 2. Start countdown. TOUCH YOU SEE (display time) When the set time ends, a long tone will sound. When you open the door or touch OFF/CANCEL, you will see the time of day. counts down set YOU SEE 17 Using Your Microwave This section gives you instructions carefully. In This Oven for operating each function. Please read these instructions Section To get the best cooking results Page ..... .18 Using POPCORN Page ............................. .30 Cooking at high cook power .......... .19 Using BEVERAGE ............................ Cooking at lower cook powers.. ...... 20 Using PERSONAL CHOICE.. ........... ,33 Using AUTO COOK ........................... 22 Using ADD MINUTE .......................... Auto cook chart ................................ 23 Adding or subtracting 32 34 cook time ... .35 Using EASY DEFROST .................... .25 Using PAUSE .................................... Defrost chart .................................... .27 Using AUTO START ........................ .37 Defrosting tips ................................. .28 Using AUTO REHEAT.. .................... .39 Cooking with more than one cook cycle ......................................... 28 Auto reheat chart ............................. 36 .40 Using COOK & SIMMER .................. .40 To get the best cooking results: *Although a new rating method* rates this oven at 900 watts, you may use a reliable cookbook and recipes developed for microwave ovens previously rated at 700-800 watts. l l *ALWAYS cook food for the minimum recommended cooking time. If necessary, touch ADD MINUTE while the oven is operating or after it has completed the cooking cycle (see page 34 for more information). Then check for doneness to avoid overcooking the food. l 18 Stir, turn over or rearrange the food being cooked about halfway through the cooking time for most even doneness with all recipes. If a glass cover is not available, use wax paper, paper towels or microwave-approved plastic wrap. Turn back a corner to vent steam during cooking. IEC-705 Test Procedure. The IEC-705 Test Procedure is an internationally recognized method of rating microwave wattage output and does not represent an actual change to output power or cooking performance. Cooking at high cook power 1. Put food in oven and close door. 2. Set cooking time. Example for 1 minute, 30 seconds: YOU SEE TOUCH cl1 i-i-l 1 J , r I0I 3. Start oven. TOUCH rl YOU SEE START ENTER I When the cooking time ends, a long tone will sound. When you open the door or touch OFF/CANCEL, you will see the time of day. J (display cooking counts time) down YOU SEE 19 ChMng at lower cook For best results, some recipes call for lower Cook Powers. The lower the Cook Power, the slower the cooking. Each Number Pad also stands for a different percentage of Cook Power. Many microwave cookbook recipes tell you by number, percent or name which Cook Power to use. The following chart gives the percentage of Cook Power each Number Pad stands for, and the Cook Power name usually used. It also tells you when to use each Cook Power: -I---~----~ ICOOK POWER Automatic 100% of full power HIGH powers WHEN TO USE IT Quick reheating of foods with high water content, such as beverages. If food contains eggs or cream, choose a lower power. 9=90% of full power Heating large quantities of liquids, such as water or soup stock. 8=80% of full power Reheating soups or casseroles. 7=70% of full power MED-HIGH Cooking and heating vegetables, fish, meat, etc. when you need a Cook Power lower than HIGH or when food is cooking too fast. 6=60% of full power Cooking requiring special care, such as for high protein sauces, cheese and egg dishes, and casseroles that need to finish cooking. 5=50% of full power MED Starting cakes which must be finished on HIGH power or finishing cooking of a large roast. 4=40% of full power Simmering stews, reheating pastry. 3=30% of full power MED-LOW, DEFROST Defrosting of foods such as bread, shellfish, and precooked foods. 2=20% of full power Defrosting and softening butter, cheese and ice cream. l=lO% Keeping one food serving warm. of full power LOW NOTE: To check the Cook Power you set after cooking has started, touch COOK POWER. When you lift up on COOK POWER, the remainder of the cooking time will reappear on the Display. 20 1. Put food in oven and close door. 2. Set cooking time. Example for 7 minutes. 30 seconds: TOUCH YOU SEE cl7 r-l3 0 LJ YOU SEE 3. Set Cook Power. Example for 50% Cook Power: TOUCH cl 4. Start oven. YOU SEE 5 TOUCH YOU SEE START ENTER n (display cooking When the cooking time ends, a long tone will sound. When you open the door or touch OFF/CANCEL, you will see the time of day. counts time) down YOU SEE 21 sing AUTO COOK Cooking with AUTO COOK lets you cook common microwave-prepared foods without needing to program times and Cook Powers. AUTO COOK has preset times and Cook Powers for six major food categories: Baked Potatoes, Fresh Vegetables, Frozen Vegetables, Rice, Fish Fillets, and Ground Meat. All you do is touch the Number Pad assigned to the desired category and enter the number of items being heated. Your microwave oven does the rest. 1. Put food in oven and close door. 2. Choose AUTO COOK. 3. Choose setting. Touch any of Number Pads 1-6. NOTE: See “Auto cook chart” on pages 23 and 24 or the Cook Guide Label on the frame behind the door for food categories available. Example for Setting 1 (Baked Potatoes): TOUCH YOU SEE TOUCH YOU SEE cl1 4. Enter amount heated. of items to be Example for two items: YOU SEE TOUCH 2 Cl 5. Start oven. YOU SEE TOUCH rl START ENTER 1 22 J (display cooking counts time) down 6. When the cooking time ends, a long tone will sound and the oven will stop. YOU SEE (example) Open door. OR TOUCH OFF CANCEL cl Auto SETTING cook chart FOOD AMOUNT PROCEDURE 1 Baked Potatoes l-6 medium Prick; place on paper towel on turntable. Remove from oven, wrap in foil and let stand 10 minutes. 2 Fresh Vegetables l-6 cups For beans, carrots, corn and peas, add 1 tablespoon of water per cup. For broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cook immediately after washing with no additional water. If you like tender, crisp vegetables, double or triple the quantity per setting. For example, use 2 or 3 cups of zucchini, but touch Number Pad 1 for one cup. After cooking, remove from oven, stir, cover and let stand 3 to 5 minutes before serving. 3 Frozen Vegetables l-6 cups Cover with lid or plastic wrap. Let stand 3 minutes, covered. Note: To select an amount when cooking a 10 oz package of frozen vegetables (this equals about 1 ‘A cups), touch “1” for 1 cup of “tender crisp” vegetables (you cannot enter I/Z cup amounts) or touch “2” for two cups of vegetables more fully cooked. continued on next page 23 ---SETTING .--.4 FOOD - - --___-Rice _---.__-__.- ______ AMOUNT ; l- ‘h-2 cups I .-.-.--. -PROCEDURE Place rice and water into a deep casserole. Cover with lid or plastic wrap. For each quantity of uncooked rice, touch the pads indicated. I I I II i Uncooked 1 1 1’/2 ( 2 Rice-cups 1 ‘I2 ( t-----l Water-cups I 1 I 2 I I After cooking, stir, cover and let stand 3-5 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed. 5 6 - Fish Fillets 0.5-2.0 Ibs Use this pad for fresh or defrosted fish fillets. Arrange in a pie plate or shallow casserole in a single layer. Tuck thin ends under to prevent overcooking. Cover with vented plastic wrap. After cooking, let stand, covered, for l-3 minutes. Ground 0.3-2.0 Ibs Use this pad to cook ground beef or turkey as patties or in a casserole to be added to other ingredients. Place patties on a microwave-safe rack and cover with wax paper. Place ground meat in a casserole and cover with wax paper or plastic wrap. When oven stops and “TURN OVER” is displayed, turn patties over or stir meat in casserole to break large pieces. Re-cover and touch START/ENTER. After cooking, let stand, covered, for 2-3 minutes. Meat NOTE: If you enter an amount not shown in the chart above, “ERROR” will appear. AUTO COOK will only operate with the amounts shown. 24 1 4 3 I I I Using EASY DEFROST Your microwave oven automatically defrosts a variety of common meats at preset Cook Powers for preset times. The 2-stage Easy Defrost Cycle defrosts roast beef, pork, steaks, chops, fish, ground meat, and chicken. All you do is touch EASY DEFROST to enter the weight of the items being defrosted. Your microwave oven does the rest. NOTES: If you want to change the defrost time after choosing EASY DEFROST, see “Adding or subtracting cook time” on page 35. . If “ERROR” appears on the Display, touch OFF/CANCEL and star-l over. l 1. Put frozen food in oven and close door. 2. Choose EASY DEFROST. 3. Enter food weight. TOUCH YOU SEE Each time you touch EASY DEFROST, the displayed food weight will increase by .5 pounds. NOTE: When increasing the food weight, you must touch EASY DEFROST within two seconds after the last time you touched the pad. After two seconds, defrosting will start for the last food weight entered. After two seconds: a second time YOU SEE (example: display counts down defrosting time in first stage) 4. After first stage is over, oven will stop and four tones will sound. Open door, turn over meat and shield any warm portions. YOU SEE E?a!imm 25 5. Close door. YOU SEE 6. Restart oven. YOU SEE c START ENTER 7. After defrosting, oven will stop and one long tone will sound. Open door. YOU SEE OR TOUCH r OFF CANCEL 26 (example: display counts down second stage of defrost cycle) YOU SEE Defrost chart FOOD Roast Beef, Pork __-_~--PROCEDURE -- - -- - .-- -_ _ -- _ .--Start with fat side down. After 1st stage, turn over and shield any warm portions with aluminum foil. After the 2nd stage, turn over and shield any warm portions with aluminum foil. Stand, covered 30-60 minutes. Steaks, Fish Chops, After the 1st stage, turn over and shield any warm portions with aluminum foil. After the 2nd stage, shield any warm portions with aluminum foil. Remove any pieces that are nearly defrosted. Stand, lo-20 minutes. Ground Meat Remove any thawed parts after each stage. Stand, 5-10 minutes. Chicken, Whole Remove giblets before freezing poultry for more uniform defrosting. Start with breast side down. After the 1st stage, turn over and shield any warm portions with aluminum foil. After the 2nd stage, shield any warm portions with aluminum foil. Stand, covered 30-60 minutes. Chicken Pieces After the 1st stage, turn over and rearrange. After the 2nd stage, if there are warm or thawed portions, rearrange or remove. Stand, 1O-20 minutes. 27 .--- --*-- Defrasti0g s-L--.-I tips * When using EASY DEFROST, the weight to be entered is the net weight (the weight of the food minus the container). Enter weight to the nearest % lb. l Only use EASY DEFROST for raw food. EASY DEFROST gives best results when food to be thawed is a minimum of 0°F (taken directly from a “true” freezer). If food has been stored in a refrigeratorfreezer that does not maintain a temperature of 0°F or below, always program a lower food weight (for a shorter defrosting time) to prevent cooking the food. l lf the food is stored outside the freezer for up to 20 minutes, enter a lower food weight. l lf the food is stored outside the freezer for more than 20 minutes, and for defrosting ready-made food, defrost by time and power and let stand after defrosting. Cooking with The shape of the package alters the defrosting time. Shallow rectangular packets defrost more quickly than a deep block. l Separate pieces as they begin to defrost. Separated pieces defrost more easily. l 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 can damage the oven lining. l Shield areas of food with small pieces of foil if they start to become warm. . For better results, a preset standing time is included in the defrosting time. This may make the defrosting time seem longer than expected. (For more information on standing time, see “Cooking tips” on page 45.) l more than one cook cycle For best results, some recipes call for one Cook Power for a certain length of time, and another Cook Power for another length of time. Your oven can be set to change from one to another automatically. 1. Put food in oven and close door. 2. Set cooking time for first cycle. Example for 7 minutes. 30 seconds: 28 TOUCH YOU SEE If you want to cook at another Cook Power, touch COOK POWER followed by a Number Pad. T;3kJ:S! ‘VC II !>El Example for 50% Cook Power: TOUCH YOlJ SEE TOUCH YOU SEE To cook at full (100%) power, skip to Step 6. To cook at another Cook Power: TOUCH YOU SEE Example for 60% Cook Power: TOUCH YOU SEE TOUCH YOU SEE cl (display cooking 4. Set cooking cycle. time for second Example for 3 minutes, 25 seconds: 5. Set Cook Power for second cycle. 6. Start oven. START ENTER counts down time in each cycle) 29 Changing or adding instructions You can change times, Cook Powers or add cycles any time before or after touching START/ENTER: Touch OFF/CANCEL twice. Enter your new instructions. l l Using POPCORN POPCORN lets you pop commercially packaged microwave popcorn by touching just one pad. Pop only one package at a time. If you are using a microwave popcorn popper, follow manufacturer’s instructions. You can set your microwave oven to pop different types of popcorn in different size bags. You specify the setting by the number of times you touch POPCORN. To correctly set your microwave oven, follow this chart: 1Touch POpcORN~ once / twice 13 times (4 times1 Cooking performance may vary with brand. Try several brands to decide which gives best popping results. For best results, use fresh bags of popcorn. NOTES: . Before using POPCORN, be sure the time of day is showing on the Display. If the time of day is not on the Display, touch OFF/ CANCEL once or twice. If you want to change the popping time after choosing POPCORN, see “Adding or subtracting cook time” on page 35. l 30 l I l Fire and Burn Hazard Do not try to repop unpopped kernels and do not reuse popcorn bags. Fire may result. If you remove the turntable right after popping popcorn, use oven mitts. It will be very hot and could burn you. 1. Place bag in center of turntable and close door. 2. Choose POPCORN. Example for 3.5 oz regular bags: TOUCH YOU SEE ONCE (display popping When popping sound. time ends, a long tone will counts time) down YOU SEE 31 Using BEVERAGE BEVERAGE lets you heat a beverage by touching just one pad. NOTES: Before using BEVERAGE, be sure the time of day is showing on the Display. If the time of day is not on the Display, touch OFF/CANCEL once or twice to clear. l 1. Place cup of beverage 2. Choose l If you want to change the heating time after choosing BEVERAGE, see “Adding or subtracting cook time” on page 35. in oven and close door. BEVERAGE. To heat a half cup of a beverage: OR To heat a full cup of a beverage: TOUCH YOU SEE (display counts heating time) TOUCH down YOU SEE twice (display counts heating time) When heating time ends, a long tone will sound. When you open the door or touch OFF/CANCEL, you will see the time of day. 32 YOU SEE down Using PERSONAL CHOICE PERSONAL CHOICE allows you to recall one cooking instruction previously placed in memory and begin cooking quickly. For example, if you heat a roll every morning, program the cooking steps into PERSONAL CHOICE. You can heat your roll each morning by touching PERSONAL CHOICE. To program 2. Set cooking PERSONAL NOTE: You can reprogram PERSONAL CHOICE by repeating the instructions below. A power failure will erase your Personal Choice program. CHOICE: TOUCH YOU SEE TOUCH YOU SEE TOUCH YOU SEE 1-E] m TOUCH YOU SEE time. Example for 20 seconds: 3. Set Cook Power. Example for 50% Cook Power: 4. Complete PERSONAL CHOICE also allows you to program a cooking time and Cook Power for another person to cook at a later time. entry. 33 To --use - PERSONAL CHOICE: -_ ------ -___--.--. ~.1. Put food in oven and close door. ---- ---.. -.. -.__ _ .__ 2. Choose -.__-~ _-_ PERSONAL _.-_---... CHOICE. TOUCH YOU SEE --- -___-. 3. Start oven. TOUCH YOU SEE El !!!!!!m The oven will cook according to your preprogrammed instructions. programmed cooking time) YOU SEE 4. When cooking time ends, a long tone will sound. YOU SEE Remove food from oven. (time of day) Using ADD MINUTE ADD MINUTE lets you cook from standing for one minute at 100% Cook Power or add an extra minute to your cooking cycle. You can also use it to extend cooking time in multiples of one minute. NOTES: To extend cooking time in multiples of one minute, touch ADD MINUTE repeatedly during cooking. You can enter ADD MINUTE only after closing the door, after touching OFF/ CANCEL, during cooking, or within one minute after cooking with another function. l l 34 If you touch ADD MINUTE during cooking, the oven will cook at the currently selected Cook Power. If you touch ADD MINUTE after cooking, the oven will cook at 100% Cook Power. . You cannot use ADD MINUTE with POPCORN, BEVERAGE, AUTO COOK, AUTO START, EASY DEFROST, AUTO REHEAT or COOK & SIMMER. You cannot use ADD MINUTE to start the oven if any program is on the Display. l l ___-____. ----__- -.- .._--- - ..--.---.- -- _I-.- .-.--- 1. Make sure food is in oven. 2. Choose ADD MINUTE. Example for cooking for one minute: When the cooking will sound. Adding TOUCH YOU SEE time ends, a long tone or subtracting YOU SEE cook time If a preset cook time is too long or too short, you can increase or decrease the cook time by 7% after choosing the function. NOTE: When changing cook time, you must touch COOK POWER within two seconds after the last time you touched the chosen function’s command pad (for example, EASY DEFROST). After two seconds, cooking will start for the last cook time entered. To increase cook time by 7%: (example for defrost) To decrease cook time by 7%: TOUCH YOU SEE 35 - - - - a- aI -* u-w .-M-B. . _--m PAUSE lets you stop the oven between cooking cycles to stir, turn over food or add ingredients during the cooking process. ----_--.-.- -.--- -- 1. Put food in oven and close door. 2. Touch in instructions for first cooking cycle. (See pages 19-21.) 3. Choose 4. Touch PAUSE. in instructions TOUCH for second cooking YOU SEE cycle. (See pages 19-21.) 5. Start oven. YOU SEE rl START ENTER 1 I (example: display counts down cooking time in first cycle) 6. When first cycle is over, four tones will sound. Open the door and stir the food. 7. Close door. YOU SEE rl START ENTER I 36 J (example: display counts down cooking time in second cycle) ~______ AUTO -- YOU SEE When the cooking time ends, a long tone will sound. When you open the door or touch OFF/CANCEL, you will see the time of day. Using ~--- START AUTO START lets you program your oven to begin cooking automatically at a time of day you choose. You can preprogram your oven up to 11 hours, 59 minutes in advance. NOTES: If you hear the fan start when you touch START/ENTER, you have not set the oven properly. Touch OFF/CANCEL twice and start over. . You cannot use AUTO START with ADD MINUTE, EASY DEFROST, POPCORN, or BEVERAGE. To check the Auto Start time you set before cooking has started, touch AUTO START/CLOCK. When you lift up on AUTO START/CLOCK, the time of day will reappear on the Display. l l To avoid sickness and food waste when using AUTO START: Do not use foods that will spoil while waiting for cooking to start, such as dishes with milk or eggs, cream soups, and cooked meats or fish. Any food that has to wait for cooking to start should be very cold or frozen before it is put in the oven. MOST UNFROZEN FOODS SHOULD NEVER STAND MORE THAN TWO HOURS BEFORE COOKING STARTS. Do not use foods containing baking powder or yeast when using AUTO START. They will not rise properly. Do not allow food to remain in oven for more than two hours after end of cooking cycle. l l l 1. Put food in oven and close door. 2. Make sure clock is set to correct time of day. 3. Set start time. Example for 4:30: TOUCH YOU SEE 37 _-_.- -_-~___._ 4. Choose -__~_-___--.YOU SEE AUTO START. 5. Set cooking time. Example for 20 minutes: TOUCH 6. Set Cook Power. YOU SEE YOU SEE To cook at full (100%) power: twice To cook at a lower Cook Power: TOUCH YOU SEE Example for 50% Cook Power: TOUCH YOU SEE cl5 7. Complete entry. The oven will start cooking at the set start time. When the cooking time ends, a long tone will sound. When you open the door or touch OFF/CANCEL, you will see the time of day. 38 TOUCH YOU SEE YOU SEE Using AUTO REHEAT AUTO REHEAT lets you reheat food without entering a cooking time or Cook Power. Choose from six settings preprogrammed for different foods and enter the quantity to be cooked. See the “Auto reheat chart” on page 40 for the Auto Reheat settings available. NOTE: If you want to reheat by entering time and Cook Power, see “Reheating chart” on page 43. 1. Put food in oven and close door. 2. Choose AUTO REHEAT. 3. Choose reheat cycle. Example for Setting 2 (Pasta): TOUCH YOU SEE TOUCH YOU SEE cl 4. Enter quantity 2 (l-6). Example for 1 cup: 5. Start oven. When reheating time ends, a long tone will sound and you will see directions on the Display. When you open the door or touch OFF/CANCEL, you will see the time of day. TOUCH YOU SEE TOUCH YOU SEE YOU SEE Auto reheat 1 SETTING chart FOOD 1 QUANTITY I I Touch Number Pad 1 once for a regular plate, twice for a small plate, and three ’ I --Iistmeriorabigpfate. 1-6 cups 2 Pasta 3 Pizza, Slice 4 Roll/Muffin. Fresh Roll/Muffin, Frozen 5 1 6 Using l-6 l-6 1-6 1 l-6 Pie, Slice COOK & SIMMER COOK & SIMMER lets you simmer food at a low Cook Power after cooking, without entering a Cook Power. All you do is set the quantity to be simmered and the amount of time food needs to simmer. The oven brings the food to a boil, then lowers the Cook Power to simmer the food for the time you set. NOTE: If you want to change the cook time after choosing COOK & SIMMER, see “Adding or subtracting cook time” on page 35. 1. Put food in oven and close door. 2. Touch COOK & ‘SIMMER 1-6 times (for 1-6 cups). YOU SEE Example for 4 cups: [ElEBR] once YOU SEE After 2 seconds: 3. Enter simmer time. Example for 30 minutes: 40 I 4. Start oven. 5. When food is boiling, oven will stop and four tones will sound. Open door and stir food. YOU SEE 6. Close door. YOU SEE 7. Restart oven. TOUCH YOU SEE START ENTER cl When simmer sound and you Display. When OFF/CANCEL, time ends, a long tone will will see directions on the you open the door or touch you will see the time of day. 41 Caring For Your Microwave Oven To make sure your microwave oven looks good and works well for a long time, you should maintain it properly. For proper care, please follow these instructions carefully. Gleaming the amkrrwave oven Wipe often with warm, sudsy water and a sponge or paper towel. You can remove the glass turntable to clean the oven cavity floor; however, this oven is designed to operate with the turntable in place. Do not operate the microwave oven when turntable is removed for cleaning. See page 7 for further information about the turntable. For stubborn soil, boil a cup of water in the oven for 2 or 3 minutes. Steam will soften the soil. To get rid of odors inside the oven, boil a cup of water with lemon juice. Be sure to keep the areas clean where the door and oven frame touch when closed. Use only mild, nonabrasive soaps or detergents applied with a sponge or paper towel when cleaning surfaces. Rinse well. Product Damage Hazard Abrasive cleansers, steel-wool pads, gritty wash cloths, etc., can damage the control panel, and the interior and exterior oven surfaces. Use a sponge with a mild detergent or a paper towel with spray glass cleaner. Apply spray glass cleaner to paper towel; do not spray directly on oven. Turntable To clean turntable and turntable support, wash in mild, sudsy water; for heavily soiled areas use a mild cleanser and scouring sponge. The turntable and turntable support are dishwasher-safe. 42 Cooking Reheating Guide chart Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted to individual taste. NOTE: For reheating with preset times and Cook Powers, see “Using AUTO REHEAT” on age 39. ITEM Meat (Chicken pieces, chops, hamburgers, meat loaf slices) Cover loosely. 45 set-1 min per serving at 50% l-3 min per serving at 50% Meat Slices (Beef, ham, pork, turkey) 1 or more servings I^ Stirrable Casseroles Main Dishes 1 serving 2 servings 4-6 servings PROCEDURE TIME/POWER Cover with gravy or wax paper. Check after 30 set per serving. (. Cover. Stir after half the time. and 2-4 min at 100% 4-6 min at 100% 6-8 min at 100% Cover with wax paper. Nonstirrable Casseroles and Main Dishes 1 serving 2 servings 4-6 servings 5-6 min at 50% 9-l 2 min at 50% 13-I 6 min at 50% Soup, Cream 1 cup 1 can (10% 0.2) 3-4X min at 50% 5-7 min at 50% Soup, Clear 1 cup 1 can (10% 02) 2X-3% min at 100% 4-5X min at 100% Pizza 1 slice 1 slice 2 slices 2 slices 15-25 30-40 30-40 45-55 Vegetables 1 serving 2 servings V4-1% min at 100% lY~-2~/2 min at 100% Baked Potato 1 2 l-2 min at 100% 2-3 min at 100% Cut potato lengthwise and then several times crosswise. Cover with wax paper. 8-l 2 set at 100% 11-15 set at 100% 18-22 set at 100% Wrap single roll, bagel or muffin in paper towel. To reheat several, line plate with paper towel. Cover with another paper towel. Breads (Dinner or breakfast 1 ro11 2 rolls 4 rolls Pie Whole 1 slice g;er. Stir after half the Cover. Stir after hatf the time. Place on paper towel. set set set set at at at at 100% 100% 100% 100% roll) Cover. Stir after half the time. 5-7 min at 70% 30 set at 100% 43 Microwave cooking chart Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted to individual taste. LnEATS. POULTRY, FISH, SEAFOOD Allow standing time after cooking. ‘OOD 3acon 100% 3round Beef ‘or Casse-ales (1 lb) 100% iamburger ‘atties (2) 100% 1st side 2 min 2nd side 1’/2 to 2X min iamburger ‘atties (4) 100% 1st side 2’1’2min 2nd side 2-3 min Ueat Loaf :l% Ibs) 100% TIME Carrots 45 set to 1 min 15 set per slice 4-6 min Cauliflower (medium head) 13-19 min 6-9 min/lb Chicken 100% Pieces Internal temperature should be 185°F after standing. 5 min 100% 8-l 2 min/lb then 70% Internal temperature should be 185°F after standing. Turkey Breast Fish Fillets (1 lb) 100% 5-6 min Scallops and Shrimp (1 lb) 100% 3’/2-5’/2 min 8-12 min (1 lb) 6-9 min Corn on the Cob (2) (4) 4-9 min 6-16 min 13-19 min Potatoes, Baked (4 medium) Squash, Summer (1 lb) FOOD TIME Beans, Green or Yellow (1 lb) 6-12 min Broccoli 6-10 min 3-8 min OTHER COOK POWER TIME Applesauce (4 servings) 100% 7-10 min Baked Apples 100% 4-6 min Chocolate (melt 1 square) 50% l-2 min Eggs, Scrambled (2) 100% FOOD (4) 1 min 15 set to 1 mir 45 set 2-3 min (4) VEGETABLES Cook at 100% Cook Power. k4 TIME FOOD COOK POWER (1 lb) VEGETABLES (continued) Cook at 100% Cook Power. Hot Cereals (1 serving) (4 servings) 100% Nachos (large plate) 50% Water for Beverage (1 cup) (2 cups) 100% 1 X-5 min 4’/&7 min 11/2-21/2min 2X-4 min 4M-6 min Cooking Amount tips Covering of food The more food you want to prepare, the longer it takes. A rule of thumb is that a double amount of food requires almost double the time. If one potato takes four minutes to cook, you need about seven minutes to cook two potatoes. l Starting l temperature The lower the temperature of the food being put into the microwave oven, the longer it takes to cook. Food at room temperature will be reheated more quickly than food at refrigerator temperature. Composition l l of food Releasing l of food Food with a lot of fat and sugar will be heated faster than food containing a lot of water. Fat and sugar will also reach a higher temperature than water in the cooking process. The more dense the food, the longer it takes to heat. “Very dense” food like meat takes longer to reheat than lighter, more porous food like sponge cakes. l l l Smaller pieces of food will cook faster than larger pieces and same-shaped pieces of food cook more evenly than irregularly shaped foods. With unevenly shaped foods, the thinner parts will cook faster than the thicker areas. Place the thinner parts of chicken wings and legs in the center of the dish. Stirring, l turning foods Stirring and turning foods distributes heat quickly to the center of the dish and avoids overcooking at the outer edges of the food. l pressure to pass in foods Several foods (for example: baked potatoes, sausages, egg yolks, and some fruits) are tightly covered by a skin or membrane. This can cause the food to burst from steam building up in it during cooking. To relieve the pressure and to prevent bursting, prick these foods with a fork, cocktail pick or toothpick. Using Size and shape l food Cover food to: l Reduce splattering l Shorten cooking times l Retain food moisture All coverings that allow microwaves through are suitable. standing time Always allow food to stand for a while after cooking. Standing time after defrosting, cooking, or reheating always improves the result since the temperature will then be evenly distributed throughout the food. When cooking in a microwave oven, food continues to cook even when the microwave energy is turned off. Food is no longer cooked by microwaves, but it is still being cooked by the high heat left over from the microwave oven. The length of the standing time depends on the volume and density of the food. Sometimes it can be as short as the time it takes you to remove the food from the oven and take it to the serving table. However, with larger, denser food, the standing time may be as long as 10 minutes. During standing time, the internal food temperature will rise as much as 46°F as the food finishes cooking. 45 Arranging food For best results, distribute food evenly on the plate. You can do this in several ways: If you are cooking several items of the same food, such as baked potatoes, place them in a ring pattern for uniform cooking. When cooking foods of uneven shapes or thickness, place the smaller or thinner area of the food towards the center of the dish where it will be heated last. Arrange uneven foods, such as fish, in the oven with the tails to the center. If you are saving a meal in the refrigerator or “plating” a meal for reheating, arrange the thicker, denser foods to the outside of the plate and the thinner or less dense foods in the middle. l Place thin slices of meat on top of each other or interlace them. Place thicker slices of meat, such as meat loaf and sausages, close to each other. Reheat gravy or sauce in a separate container. When you cook or reheat whole fish, score the skin - this prevents cracking. Shield the tail and head of whole fish with small pieces of foil to prevent overcooking and ensure the foil does not touch the sides of the oven. Do not let food or container touch the top or sides of the oven. This will prevent possible arcing. Using aluminum foil Metal containers usually should not be used in a microwave oven. There are, however, some exceptions. If you have purchased food which is prepackaged in an aluminum foil container, then refer to the instructions on the package. It is possible to use disposable containers, but it generally takes longer 46 and the final result will not be as good as if food were placed in plastic or paper containers. If you use aluminum containers without package instructions, follow these guidelines: l Place container in a glass bowl and add some water so that it covers the bottom of the container, not more than % inch high. This ensures even heating of the container bottom. l Always remove the lid to avoid damage to the oven. l Use only undamaged containers. l Do not use containers taller than W. l Container must be half filled. l To avoid sparking, there must be a minimum W between the aluminum container and the walls of the oven and also between two aluminum containers. l Always place container on turntable. l Thickness of the food layer must be greater than thickness of the aluminum. l Reheating food in aluminum foil containers usually takes up to double the time compared to reheating in plastic, glass, china, or paper containers. The time when food is ready will vary a great deal. l Let food stand for 2-3 minutes after heating so that heat is spread evenly throughout container. Cooking you should not do in your microwave oven l l Do not do canning of foods in the oven. Closed glass jars may explode, resulting in damage to the oven or possible personal injury. Do not use the oven to sterilize objects (baby bottles, etc.). It is difficult to maintain the high temperature required for safe sterilization. I Questions And Answers -~----__-.----- QUESTIONS ANSWERS -- Can I operate my microwave oven without the turntable or turn the turntable over to accommodate a large dish? No. If you remove or turn over the turntable, you will get poor cooking results. Dishes used in your oven must fit on the turntable. Can I use a rack in my microwave oven so that I may reheat or cook on two levels at a time? You can use a rack only if rack is supplied with your microwave oven. Use of any rack not supplied with the microwave oven can result in poor cooking performance and/ or arcing. Can I use either metal or aluminum pans in my microwave oven? Useable metal includes aluminum foil for shielding (use small, flat pieces), small skewers and shallow foil travs (if trav is % inch deep and filled with iooi to absorb microwave energy). Never allow metal to touch walls or door. (For more information, see page 46.) Is it normal for the turntable to turn in either direction? Yes. The turntable rotates clockwise or counterclockwise, depending on the rotation of the motor when the cooking cycle begins. 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 that I hear when my microwave oven is operating? You hear the sound of the transformer when the magnetron tube cycles on. Why does the dish become hot when I microwave food in it? I thought that this should not happen. As the food becomes hot it will conduct the heat to the dish. Be prepared to use hot pads to remove food after cooking. 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 Alows the cooking to finish, saves energy and frees the oven for another purpose. Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven? How do I get the best results? Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn ‘ollowing manufacturer’s guidelines or use :he preprogrammed Popcorn pad. Do not Jse regular paper bags. Use the “listening :est” by stopping the oven as soon as the lopping slows to a “pop” every one or two seconds. Do not try to repop unpopped (ernels. You can also use special microNave poppers. When using a popper, be sure to follow manufacturer’s directions. Do lot pop popcorn in glass utensils. 47 If You Need Assistance Or Service This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our Consumer Assistance Center for help or calling for service, please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond properly to your request. 1. Before calling for assistance ... Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix without tools of any kind. Please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a service call. PROBLEM Nothing operate will The microwave oven will not run Microwave cooking times seem too long 48 POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION The power supply cord is not plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage. Plug power supply cord into a live circuit with the proper voltage. (See pages 7 and 9.) A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped. Replace household fuse or reset circuit breaker. The electric company has experienced a power failure. Check electric company for a power failure. You are using the oven as a timer. Touch OFF/CANCEL Minute Timer. The door is not firmly closed and latched. Firmly close and latch door. You did not touch START/ ENTER. Touch START/ENTER. You did not follow directions exactly. Check instructions you are operating. An operation that was programmed earlier is still running. Touch OFF/CANCEL to cancel previous programming. The electric supply to your home or wall outlets is low or lower than normal. Your electric company can tell you if the line voltage is low. Your electrician or service technician can tell you if the outlet voltage is low. The Cook Power is not at the recommended setting. Check “Microwave page 44. There is not enough cooking time for the amount of food being cooked. Allow for more time when cooking more food at one time. to cancel the for the function cooking chart” on ~I- shows a time --‘---- -.--- ___.__ -.- __ SOLUTION j I You have set the controls as a ’ Touch OFF/CANCEL to cancel the , Minute Timer. kitchen timer. POSSIBLE CAUSE but the oven is 1 Re-enter command. You do not hear the Programmina Tone The command is not correct. The fan seems to be running slower than usual The oven has been stored in a 1 The fan will run slower until the oven cold area. 1 warms up to normal room temperature. The Display is flashing “88:88” There has been a power interruption. 1 Reset the clock. (See page 16.) 49 2. If you need assistance ... Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone number. Dial toll-free from anywhere in the U.S.A.: 1-800-253-l 301 and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultant can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your area. If you prefer, write to: Mr. William Clark Consumer Assistance Representative Whirlpool Corporation 2000 M-63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 3. If you need service ... Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authoSERVICE nzed Whirlpool@ service fi companies. Whirlpool service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: mmfl 0f ‘APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR, SERVICE & REPAIR -See Whirlpool Appliances or Authorwed WhIrlpool Servce .-^ - 50 .WASHING DRYERS, MACHINES & SERVICE & REPAIR -See Whirlpool Appliances or Authorized WhIrlpool Serwce ..._^ ^ 4. If you are not satisfied how the problem was solved . . . with * Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry. 0 Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed to resolve your problem. Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel 20 North Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606 . MACAP will in turn inform us of your action. WHIRLPOOL” Microwave Oven Warranty LENGTH OF WARRANTY WHIRLPOOL FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool@ service company. LIMITED FOUR-YEAR WARRANTY Second Through Fifth Year From Date of Purchase FSP replacement magnetron tube on microwave ovens if defective in materials or workmanship. WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of your microwave oven. 2. Instruct you how to use your microwave oven. 3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring. 4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs. B. Repairs when your microwave oven is used in other than normal, single-family hold use. house- C. Pickup and delivery. Your microwave oven is designed to be repaired in the home. D. Damage to your microwave oven caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. E. Any labor costs during limited warranty. F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized appliance. modifications made to the 5193 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange. If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking “Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-600-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A. Pnnted on recycled paper10% post cO”s”mel waste 50% recovered malerlals PART NO. 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