Emerson MW8108BSC Owner`s manual

R
1.0 CUBIC FOOT
MICROWAVE OVEN
WITH
OMNI WAVE COOKING SYSTEM TM
OWNER’S MANUAL
AND
COOKING GUIDE
MW8108BSC
Visit our web site at “www.emersonelectronics.ca”
UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATIONS TO THIS DEVICE COULD VOID
THE USER'S AUTHORITY TO OPERATE IT.
MOP6043
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.
(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.
(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.
(d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service
personnel.
CONTENTS
The Emerson Omni Wave
Cooking SystemTM ...............................................................18
Food Characteristics...........................................................19
Microwave Techniques.......................................................20
Auto Weight Defrosting.......................................................21
Popping Popcorn ................................................................22
Reheating ...........................................................................22
Beverage Reheating...........................................................23
Hold Warm..........................................................................23
Hot Snacks and Appetizers ................................................23
Meats..................................................................................23
Poultry ................................................................................25
Seafood ..............................................................................25
Eggs & Cheese...................................................................27
Vegetables..........................................................................28
Soups .................................................................................28
Sauces................................................................................29
Casseroles..........................................................................29
Sandwiches, Including Hamburgers and
Hot Dogs.............................................................................30
Pastas & Grains..................................................................30
Convenience Foods............................................................31
Beverages ..........................................................................31
Desserts .............................................................................32
Weight & Measure Conversion Chart .................................32
Specifications .....................................................................33
Before You Call for Service ................................................33
Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure to
Excessive Microwave Energy...............................................1
Important Safety Instructions................................................2
Safety Precautions ...............................................................3
Grounding Instructions .........................................................4
Installation ............................................................................4
Care of Your Microwave Oven .............................................5
How to Use Your Microwave Oven Safely............................5
Feature Locations.................................................................6
Operation Procedure ............................................................7
Controls ................................................................................8
Setting The Clock.........................................................8
Auto Weight Defrosting ................................................9
Cooking in One Stage ................................................10
Cooking in Two and Three Stages.............................11
Plus Time ...................................................................12
Auto Weight Defrosting and Cooking
in Two Stages ............................................................12
Popcorn......................................................................13
Beverages ..................................................................13
Potatoes .....................................................................11
Pizza...........................................................................11
Dinner Plate................................................................15
Hold Warm .................................................................16
Child Lock...................................................................17
To Stop the Oven While it is Operating ..............................17
Cooking Guide....................................................................18
The Principles of Microwave Cooking ................................18
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed,
including the following:
WARNING: - To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons or
exposure to excessive microwave energy:
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Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS
TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY” found on
the inside front cover.
3
This appliance must be grounded. Connect
only to properly grounded outlet. See
“GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS” found on
page 4
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Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with the provided installation instructions.
5
Some products such as whole eggs and sealed
containers - for example, closed glass jars - are
able to explode and should not be heated in
this oven.
6
Use this appliance only for its intended use as
described in this manual. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in this appliance. This type
of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook,
or dry food. It is not designed for industrial or
laboratory use.
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As with any appliance, close supervision is
necessary when used by children.
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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.
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This appliance should be serviced only by
qualified service personnel. Contact the
nearest authorized service facility for
examination, repair or adjustment.
10
Do not cover or block any openings on this
appliance.
11
Do not 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 locations.
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Do not let cord hang over edge of a table or
counter.
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When cleaning surfaces of door and oven that
come together when closing the door, use only
mild non-abrasive soaps or detergents applied
with a sponge or soft cloth.
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To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
(a) Do not overcook food. Carefully attend
appliance when paper, plastic, or other
combustible materials are placed inside the
oven to facilitate cooking.
(b) Remove wire twist-ties from paper or
plastic bags before placing bag in oven.
(c) If materials inside the oven ignite, keep oven
door closed, turn oven off, and disconnect
the power cord or shut off power at the fuse
or circuit breaker panel.
(d) Do not use the cavity for storage purposes.
Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in the cavity when not in use.
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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 HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN THE CONTAINER
IS DISTURBED OR A SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
(a) Do not overheat the liquid.
(b) Stir the liquid both before and halfway
through heating it.
(c) Do not use straight-sided containers with
narrow necks.
(d) After heating. allow the container to stand in
the microwave over for a short time before
removing the container.
Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
(e) Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or
Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
other utensil into the container.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
General Use
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2
Do NOT use CONVENTIONAL THERMO-METERS in
the microwave oven. They may cause arcing.
Do NOT attempt to tamper with or make any
adjustments or repairs to door, control panel or any
other part of the oven. Do NOT remove outer panel from
oven. Repairs should only be done by qualified service
personnel.
Do NOT operate the oven empty. The microwave
energy will reflect continuously throughout the oven if
no food or water is present to absorb energy.
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If a fire occurs in the oven, touch the CLEAR/PAUSE
pad and LEAVE THE DOOR CLOSED. Disconnect the
power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit
breaker panel.
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5
Do NOT attempt to dry clothes, newspapers or other
materials in the oven. They may catch on fire.
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Do NOT use recycled paper products, as they may
contain impurities which may cause sparks and/or fires
when used.
Do NOT hit or strike control panel. Damage to controls
may occur.
Avoid inserting nails, wire, etc. through any holes in the
unit during operation. Never insert a wire, nail or any
other metal objects through the holes on the cavity or
any other holes or gaps, because such objects may
cause electric shock and microwave leakage.
Paper Products
1
Paper towels and napkins - Use for short-term heating
and covering. They absorb excess moisture and prevent
spattering. Do not use recycled paper towels which may
contain metal and can catch fire.
2
Paper plates and cups - Use for short-term heating at
low temperatures. Do not use recycled paper which
may contain metal and can catch fire.
Remove PLASTIC STORE WRAPS before cooking or
defrosting foods in the oven.
For FURTHER INFORMATION on proper cooking
utensils, refer to the microwave cooking guide.
Food
1
Never use your microwave oven for HOME CANNING.
The oven is not designed to permit proper canning.
Improperly canned food may spoil and be dangerous to
consume.
2
COOKING TIMES given in the cooking guide are
approximate. Factors that may affect cooking are
starting temperature, altitude, volume, size and shape
of food and utensils used. As you become familiar with
the oven, you will be able to adjust for these factors.
3
It is better to UNDERCOOK RATHER THAN
OVERCOOK foods. If food is undercooked, it can
always be returned to the oven for further cooking. If
food is overcooked, nothing can be done. Always start
with minimum cooking times.
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SMALL QUANTITIES of food or foods with LOW
MOISTURE content can burn, dry out, or catch fire if
cooked too long.
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Do NOT boil eggs in their shell. Pressure may build up
and the eggs may explode.
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POPCORN must be popped in a microwave corn
popper. Microwave popped corn produces a lower yield
than conventional popping. Do not use oven for popcorn
unless popped in a microwave approved popcorn utensil
or unless it’s commercially packaged and recommended
especially for microwave ovens. Do not use oil unless
specified by the manufacturer.
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Do NOT attempt to deep fat fry in your oven.
Utensils
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2
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METAL CONTAINERS or dishes with metallic rims
should not be used. Arcing may occur.
METAL TWIST-TIES may not be used in the
microwave oven.
Do NOT use SEALED JARS or NARROW NECK
bottles for cooking or reheating. They may shatter.
3
Potatoes, apples, egg yolks, whole acorn squash and
sausage are examples of food with NONPOROUS
SKINS. These must be pierced before cooking to
prevent bursting.
HEATED LIQUIDS can ERUPT if not mixed with air. Do
not heat liquids in your microwave oven without first
stirring.
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CARE OF YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
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Disconnect the AC plug from the outlet before cleaning.
Keep the inside of the oven clean. When food spatters
or spilled liquids adhere to oven walls, wipe with a damp
cloth. Mild detergent may be used if the oven gets very
dirty. The use of harsh detergent or abrasives is not
recommended.
The outside oven surface should be cleaned with soap
and water, rinsed and dried with a soft cloth. To prevent
damage to the operat-ing parts inside the oven, water
should not be allowed to seep into the ventilation slots.
If the Control Panel becomes wet, clean with a soft, dry
cloth. Do not use harsh detergents or abrasives on
Control Panel.
If steam accumulates on both sides of the oven door,
wipe with a soft cloth. This may occur when the
microwave oven is operated under high humidity
conditions and this is not an indication of a malfunction
in the unit.
It is occasionally necessary to remove the glass tray for
cleaning. Wash the tray in warm, sudsy water or in a
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dishwasher.
The roller guide and oven cavity floor should be cleaned
regularly to avoid excessive noise. Simply wipe the
bottom surface of the oven with mild detergent water or
window cleaner and dry. The roller guide may be
washed in mild, sudsy water or dishwater.
Be sure to replace the turntable and roller guide.
Roller Guide
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The ROLLER GUIDE and oven floor should be cleaned
frequently to prevent excessive noise.
The ROLLER GUIDE MUST ALWAYS be used for cooking
together with the Glass Tray.
Glass Tray
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Do NOT operate the oven without the Glass Tray in place.
Do NOT use any other Glass Tray with this oven.
If the Glass Tray is hot, ALLOW IT TO COOL before cleaning it
or placing in in water.
Do NOT cook directly on the Glass Tray.
HOW TO USE YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN SAFELY
Although your oven is provided with safety features, it is important to observe the following:
a) It is important not to defeat or tamper with safety interlocks.
b) Do not place any object between the oven face and the door or allow residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces. Wipe the
sealing area frequently with a mild detergent, rinse and wipe dry. Never use abrasive powders or pads.
c) When opened, the door must not be subjected to strain, for example, a child hanging on an open door or any load which
could cause the oven to fall forward and cause injury and damage the door. Do not operate the oven if it is damaged, until
it has been repaired by a qualified person. It is particularly important that the oven door close properly and that there is no
damage to the:
i) Door (bent), ii) Hinges and Latches (broken or loosened), iii) Door seals and sealing surfaces.
d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.
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FEATURE LOCATIONS
1. Door latch – When the door is closed, it will
10. Clear/Pause pad - Used to stop the oven
automatically lock shut. If the door is opened while the
operation or to delete the cooking data.
oven is operating, the magnetron will automatically
11. Start Pad - Use to start a selected operation.
shut off.
12. Door release button – Pushing this button stops
2. Door seal – The door seal maintains the
oven operation and opens the door.
microwaves within the oven cavity and prevents
13. LED display - Cooking time, power level, function
microwave leakage.
indicators and the present time are displayed.
14. Auto Weight Defrost pad - Use to set the
3. Oven cavity.
4. Spatter shield – Protects the microwave outlet
desired defrosting category.
15. Beverage pad - Used to heat beverages.
from splashes of cooking foods.
5. Safety interlock system – Prevents the oven
16. Pizza pad - Touch to reheat precooked pizza.
6. Glass cooking tray – Made of special heat
17. Hold Warm pad - Used to keep the food warm
after cooking is completed.
resistant glass. The tray must always be in proper
18. Power Level pad - Used to set the desired
from operating while the door is opened.
position before operating the oven. Do not cook food
cooking power level.
19. Number pads - Use these pads to select the
directly on the tray.
7. Roller guide – Supports the glass cooking tray.
number for Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 cooking,
Must always be in proper position before operating the
Snack & Reheat, present and Auto Weight Defrost
time and the cooking power level.
oven.
8. Door screen – Allows viewing of food. The screen
20. Potato pad - Touch to cook potatoes.
Dinner Plate pad - Used to reheat plated foods.
is designed so that light can pass through, but not the
Popcorn pad - Used to cook popcorn.
21. Cook pad - Use to set the cooking time.
microwaves.
9. Plus Time Pad - Each touch adds 10 seconds to
count down cooking time.
22. Clock pad - Touch to set the present time.
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OPERATION PROCEDURE
This Section Includes Useful Information About Oven Operation
1. Plug the power supply cord into a standard 3-pronged 20 Amp, 120V AC, 60 Hz power outlet.
2. After placing the food in a suitable container, open the oven door and put it on the glass
tray. The glass tray and roller guide must always be in place during cooking.
3. Shut the door. Make sure that it is firmly closed.
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When the oven door is opened, the light turns off. This is
standard procedure for the oven. There are no microwaves
being produced when the door is open.
2
The oven door can be opened at any time during operation by
pressing the Door Release button on the control panel. The
oven will automatically shut off. To restart the oven, close the
door and then press the START pad.
3
Each time a pad is touched, a beep will sound to acknowledge
the touch (except Child Lock feature). One of the function
pads must be touched before the number pads. Therefore, no
beep will sound if a number pad is touched before the function
pad.
4
The oven automatically cooks on high power (PL 10) unless
set to a lower power level.
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The display will flash “0:00” when the oven is first plugged in.
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The display shows “End” when the oven turns off. To return to
the time of day, touch the CLEAR/PAUSE pad or open the
oven door.
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When the CLEAR/PAUSE pad is touched during oven
operation, the oven stops operating and all information is
retained. To erase all information (except the present time and
memory data), touch the CLEAR/PAUSE pad once more. If
the oven door is opened during operation, all information is
retained.
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CHILD LOCK
This safety feature prevents unwanted or unauthorized
use by small children or other people.
1. To lock the oven, touch the number pad “0” once
and then press the START pad five times. The
display will show “L OC” and the oven will not
operate.
2. To unlock the oven, repeat the above procedure.
The oven display will return to the present time.
10 BEEP TONE
When a correct pad is touched, a beep tone (0.2 seconds
long) will be heard (except with Child Lock feature). If a
pad is touched and no beep tone is heard, the unit has
not, or cannot accept the instruction(s).
At the end of the last cook cycle, the oven beeps 5 times,
turns off automatically and “End” appears in the display
window.
11 DOOR RELEASE
Opening the door during cooking will stop any cooking
process without cancelling any program. Cooking
resumes as soon as the door is closed and the START
pad is touched.
CORRECT ANY IMPROPER PROGRAM
12 TO
ENTRIES
A)
B)
C)
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If the START pad is touched and the oven does not operate,
check the area between the door and the door seal for
obstructions and make sure the door is closed securely. The
oven will not start cooking until the door is completely closed
or the program has been reset. Make sure the Child Lock
feature is not turned on.
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Touch the CLEAR/PAUSE pad.
Repeat the desired program entry from the
beginning.
Any erroneous entries will cause the display to
show “Err” (error) when the START pad is touched.
Make sure the oven is properly installed and plugged
into the electrical outlet.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
1. You cannot program more than 99 minutes and 99 seconds in each stage.
2. You cannot program for more than 6 lbs of poultry, 4 lbs of meat or 3 lbs of fish in the Auto Weight Defrost stage.
3. If you open the oven door during cooking, be sure to touch the START pad to begin cooking again.
4. The oven door can be opened at any time while the oven is operating. If the door is opened, the oven will stop and the display will
stop counting down the cooking time.
5. If a function or program is selected, but not started within one minute, the display returns to the present time and the program is
erased.
CONTROLS
SETTING THE CLOCK
When the oven is first plugged in, the display will flash "0:00" and a tone will sound. If the AC
power ever goes off, the display will flash "0:00" when the power comes back on.
The display will flash "0:00" and a
tone will sound.
EXAMPLE: To set the time to “10:12”,
touch “1”, “0”, “1”, “2” in sequence.
The display will show the numbers pressed
in the order you pressed them.
1.
Press the Door Release button
to open the door. Touch the
Number pads to set the
present time.
The display will show the present time and
stops blinking. The 12 hour digital clock
allows you to set it from “1:00” to “12:59”.
2.
Touch the CLOCK pad.
NOTE: If the oven is used before the present time is set, the display will show "0" after the cooking is completed and the door
is opened.
To reset present time in the display window when the oven is off, touch the CLOCK pad. The colon starts blinking.
Enter the correct present time by following the above procedures.
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AUTO WEIGHT DEFROSTING
AUTO WEIGHT DEFROST lets you easily defrost foods by eliminating guesswork in determining defrosting time.
The minimum weight for Auto Weight Defrost is 0.1lb. The maximum weight depends on the food category. Up to
6.0 lbs for poultry, 4.0 lbs for meat and 3.0 lbs for fish.Follow the steps below for easy defrosting.
EXAMPLE: To select POULTRY, touch
“1” ; the display will show “dEF 1” and the
AUTO DEFROST indicator will light.
1.
Press the Door Release button
to open the door. Enter the
desired auto weight category.
Category
Display
Food
Range
1
dEF 1
Poultry
0.1 lb to 6.0 lb
2
dEF 2
Meat, Ground
0.1 lb to 4.0 lb
3
dEF 3
Fish
0.1 lb to 3.0 lb
EXAMPLE: To select 0.5 (1/2) lbs,
touch “5”.
2.
Enter the food weight.
When the START pad is touched, the
3.
AUTO DEFROST indicator will blink,
the display will count down the remaining
defrosting time in minutes and seconds
and will beep 5 times when defrosting is
completed.
Close the door and then
touch the START pad.
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COOKING IN ONE STAGE
Use the 10 key pads (number pads) to select a cooking or other operational time.
The display will show “0” and a tone will
sound; the COOK indicator will light.
1.
Press the Door Release
button to open the door.
Touch the COOK pad.
EXAMPLE: To set the cooking time
to “13:40”(13 min. 40 sec.), touch “1”,
“3”, “4” and “0” in sequence.
2.
Touch the Number pads for
desired cooking time.
EXAMPLE: To select 30% power,
touch the POWER LEVEL pad and
then “3”. The display will show “PL 3”.
3.
4.
Touch the POWER LEVEL
pad and hten the Number pad
for the power.
NOTE: If this step is omitted, the
oven will cook at full (100%) power.
(P10)
When the START pad is touched, the
COOK indicator will blink, the display will
count down the remaining cooking time in
minutes and seconds and will beep 5
times when cooking is completed.
Close the door and then
touch the START pad.
WATTAGE OUTPUT CHART
Press
none
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8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Power Level
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
10
Wattage Output
1100W
990W
880W
770W
660W
550W
440W
330W
220W
110W
COOKING IN TWO AND THREE STAGES
For best results, some recipes call for one power level for a certain length of time and another power level
for a different length of time. Your microwave oven can be set to change from one power level to another, or
you may Auto Weight Defrost in the first stage and then cook in the second and/or third stages.
The display will show “0” and a tone will
sound. The COOK indicator will light.
1.
2.
Press the Door Release
button to open the door.
Touch the COOK pad.
EXAMPLE: To set the Stage 1 cooking
time to “11:40” (11 min. 40 sec.), touch
“1”, “1”, “4” and “0” in sequence. The
display will show the numbers pressed in
the order you pressed them.
Touch the Number pads for
the desired cooking time for
Stage 1.
EXAMPLE: To select 30% power,
touch the POWER LEVEL pad and
then “3”. The display will show “PL 3”.
3.
Touch the POWER
LEVEL pad and then the
Number pad for the power.
NOTE: If this step is omitted, the
oven will cook at full (100%) power.
(P10)
The display will show “0” and a tone will
sound.
4.
Touch the COOK pad.
5.
Touch the Number pads for
the desired cooking time for
Stage 2.
EXAMPLE: To set the Stage 2 cooking
time to “11:20” (11 min. 20 sec.), touch
“1”, “1”, “2” and “0” in sequence. The
display will show the numbers pressed in
the order you pressed them.
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EXAMPLE: To select 80% power,
touch the POWER LEVEL pad and
then “8”. The display will show “PL8”.
6.
Touch the POWER
LEVEL pad and then the
Number pad for the power.
7.
NOTE: If this step is omitted, the
oven will cook at full (100%) power.
(P10)
When the START pad is touched, the
COOK indicator will start blinking to
show the oven is cooking Stage 1. The
display will count down the remaining
cooking time in Stage 1,then the oven will
beep and start Stage 2.
Close the door and then
touch the START pad. The
oven will begin cooking in
Stage 1, then switch to Stage
2.
PLUS TIME
The Plus Time Feature allows you to add cooking time in 10 second intervals.
1. PlusTime pad can be used during cooking without door open in stage one through stage three only. Plus Time cannot be
used during Auto Weight Defrost or preprogrammed recipes, such as Popcorn, Beverages, Potatoes.
2. Plus Time pad adds 10 seconds for each touch to count down cooking time when cooking in stages one through three.
3. Plus Time pad can be used for any cooking time up to 89:59 minutes. If cooking time displayed is 90:00 minutes or more,
the Plus Time pad will not work.
AUTO WEIGHT DEFROSTING AND COOKING IN TWO STAGES
(COOKING IN THREE STAGES)
Some recipes require frozen foods to be thawed before cooking.
This oven can be programmed to automatically defrost foods before cooking.
1. Program the oven to perform the desired Auto Weight Defrost function as described on page 9. This is considered first stage
when using the Auto Weight Defrost feature in conjunction with Stge 1 and Stage 2 cooking.
2. Pless the COOK pad and program the oven to cook in the remaining two stages as described starting on page 11.
NOTE: To Auto Weight Defrost and Cook in one stage only, skip the programming of the first stage.
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PREPACKAGED POPCORN
Place the prepackaged popcorn (3.5 oz) onto a microwaveable dish in the oven.
When the POPCORN pad is touched, the
display will show “PO P”.
1.
2.
Open the door and then touch
the POPCORN pad.
When the START pad is touched, the
display will count down the cooking time of
1:45 and will beep 5 times when cooking is
completed.
Close the door and then
touch the START pad.
NOTE: 1. Use only 1 package (approx. 3.5 oz) at a time.
2. Use only a microwaveable popcorn package in the microwave oven.
3. Do not try to pop unpopped kernels.
4. Do not leave the oven unattended while popping popcorn. If the popcorn does not pop sufficiently, do not press
the POPCORN pad again as the popcorn may burn. Check the popcorn bag for cooking instructions.
5. When opening the package, face it away from you to avoid contact with any steam released.
BEVERAGES
Use the Beverage feature to heat up to 3 cups (9 oz per cup) of beverage. Place each cup in the oven.
EXAMPLE: To select 2 mugs, touch
the BEVERAGE pad 2 times; “CU P2”
will appear in the display.
1.
2.
Open the door and then touch
the BEVERAGE pad
repeatedly until the desired
number of cups appear in the
display window.
When the START pad is touched, the
oven will start heating. The display will
count down remaining heating time and
will beep 5 times when cooking is
completed.
Close the door and then
touch the START pad; the
beverage will be heated.
NOTE: Up to 3 mugs of beverage can be heated. Heating time is as follows:
1 CUP
CU P1 ( 1 Min., 35 Sec.)
2 CUPS
CU P2 ( 2 Min., 50 Sec.)
3 CUPS
CU P3 ( 4 Min., 20 Sec.)
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POTATOES
Place 1 – 3 medium size potatoes in the oven.
When the POTATO pad is touched, the
display will show “PO 1”
1.
2.
Press the Door Release
button to open the door.
Touch the POTATO pad
once for each potato.
When the START pad is touched, the
display will count down the remaining
cooking time in minutes and seconds and
will beep 5 times when cooking is
completed.
Close the door and then touch
the START pad.
1 Potato
2 Potatoes
3 Potatoes
“PO 1”
“PO 2”
“PO 3”
3.00
5.00
6.00
PIZZA
Use the Pizza feature to reheat refrigerated pizza (1 – 3 slices).
When the PIZZA pad is touched, the
display will show “P 1”.
1.
2.
Press the Door Release button
to open the door. Touch the
PIZZA pad once for each
slice.
When the START pad is touched, the
display will count down the remaining
cooking time in minutes and seconds and
will beep 5 times when cooking is
completed.
Close the door and the touch
the START pad.
1 Slice
2 Slices
3 Slices
“P 1”
“P 2”
“P 3”
0.25
0.50
1.50
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DINNER PLATE
Use the Dinner Plate feature to reheat precooked foods from the refrigerator.
EXAMPLE: For regular amount of food,
1.
touch the DINNER PLATE pad once.
“rE G” will be displayed.
Press the Door Release button
to open the door. Touch the
DINNER PLATE pad once
for regular amount, twice for
smaller amount and three times
for a larger amount of food.
REGULAR:
A regular amount of food: Approx. 9 oz (for example, 4oz sliced meat or poultry, 3 oz potato or rice and 2 oz
vegetables or equivalent.)
SMALL:
BIG:
A smaller amount of food: Approx. 6 oz.
A larger amount of food: Approx. 12 oz.
The oven will start cooking and the display
will count down the cooking time. When
cooking is completed, the oven will beep 5
times.
2.
Close the door and then
touch the START pad.
Regular
Small
Larger
“rE G”
“SA L”
“bI G”
2.20
1.20
2.50
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HOLD WARM
The Hold Warm feature can be used to keep food warm after microwave or conventional cooking
is completed.
1.
Program the desired power
level and cooking time as
previously instructed.
EXAMPLE: Select a cooking time of
“25:10”.
EXAMPLE: To select 20 minutes,
touch the HOLD WARM pad 2
times.
2.
Touch the HOLD WARM
pad for every 10 minutes of
Hold Warm time desired (up
to 30 minutes).
EXAMPLE: To HOLD WARM indicator
will light, the oven will begin cooking and
the display will count down the remaining
cooking time.
3.
Close the door and then touch
the START pad; the oven will
begin cooking as programmed
in step 1.
When the cooking is completed,
the oven will begin the Hold Warm
mode as programmed in step 2.
The display will count down the remaining
Hold Warm time. When the Hold Warm
time ends, you will hear 5 beeps.
NOTES:
* The Hold Warm feature operates independently or together with Stage 1 cooking.
* To keep food warm after conventional cooking, omit step 1.
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CHILD LOCK
The Child Lock prevents unwanted oven operation by small children.
The oven can be set so that the control panel is deactivated or locked.
TO SET CHILD LOCK
1.
Touch the “0” pad once.
The display will show “LO C”.
2.
Touch the START pad 5
times.
TO CANCEL THE CHILD LOCK
1.
Touch the “0” pad once.
The display will return to the present time.
2.
Touch the START pad 5
times.
NOTE: One beep sound will be heard when setting or cancelling the Child Lock.
TO STOP THE OVEN WHILE IT IS OPERATING
1.
2.
Press the CLEAR/PAUSE pad.
•
The PAUSE indicator will start blinking.
•
The oven can be restarted by pressing the START pad.
•
Touch the CLEAR/PAUSE pad one more time to erase all instructions.
•
You must enter new instructions.
Open the door.
•
You can restart the oven by closing the door and touching the START pad.
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COOKING GUIDE
THE PRINCIPLES OF MICROWAVE COOKING
Microwaves are a form of high frequency radio waves similar to those used by a radio including
AM, FM and CB. Electricity is converted into microwave energy by the magnetron tube. From the
magnetron tube, microwave energy is transmitted to the oven where it is reflected, transmitted,
and absorbed by the food.
Reflection
Microwaves are reflected by metal just as a ball is bounced off a wall. For this reason, metal utensils are not suitable for use
in the microwave. A combination of stationary interior walls and a rotating metal turntable or stirrer fan helps assure that the
microwaves are well distributed within the oven cavity to produce even cooking.
Transmission
Microwaves pass through some materials such as paper, glass and plastic much like sunlight shining through a window.
Because these substances do not absorb or reflect the microwave energy, they are ideal materials for microwave oven
cooking containers.
Absorption
During cooking, microwaves will be absorbed by food. They penetrate to a depth of about 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches. Microwave
energy activates the molecules in the food (especially water, fat and sugar), and heat is produced. If you vigorously rub your
hands together, you will feel heat produced by friction. The internal cooking of larger foods is done by conduction as the heat
which is produced by friction is conducted to the middle of the food. Foods also continue to cook by conduction during
standing time.
THE EMERSON OMNI WAVE COOKING SYSTEM TM
This new, specially designed "Omni Wave Cooking SystemTM " utilizes a series of performance-engineered pyramids in the
oven's interior cavity. They distribute microwave energy in a much more effective omni-directional pattern to the food.
This action promotes faster, more uniform cooking, with fewer hot of cold spots. Together with the integal rotating glass tray,
this new " Omni Wave Cooking SystemTM " is very efficient and fast.
Omni Wave Radiates microwave energy at convex diverters that miximize the microwave absorbed by the food mass, which
result in even cooking. No more hot or cold spots!
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MICROWAVE TECHNIQUES
Stirring: Stir foods from outside to center of dish once or twice during cooking to equalize heat and speed microwaving.
Foods will not burn or stick, so there’s no need to stir constantly as you do in conventional cooking.
Arrangement: Arrange foods with thin or delicate ends, Iike drumsticks or asparagus spears with the thick or tougher
portions to the outside of the dish. The parts which need more cooking will receive more energy, so food will microwave evenly.
Spacing: Individual foods, such as baked potatoes and cupcakes will cook more evenly if placed in the oven an equal
distance apart. When possible, arrange foods in a circular pattern. Similarly, when placing foods in a baking dish, arrange
around the outside of dish, not lined up next to each other. Food should not be stacked on top of each other.
Rearrangement: Rearrange overlapping areas, Iike tails of long fish fillets, from top to bottom, and closely packed pieces,
like meatballs, from the outside to the center of the dish.
Standing Time: Standing time is especially important in microwave cooking. Microwave energy creates heat in the outer
layers of the food. As a result of normal conduction, the food continues to cook for a few minutes after removal from the oven.
Letting roasts, large whole vegetables, casseroles and cakes stand to finish cooking allows the middles to cook completely
without overcooking, drying or toughening the outsides.
CoverIng: Covering speeds cooking time, retains moisture, tenderizes, insures even cooking and prevents spattering.
Casserole lids or plastic wrap are used for a tighter seal. Vent plastic by turning back one edge at the side of dish to form a
narrow slot where excess steam can escape. Various degrees of moisture retention are also obtained by using wax paper or
paper towels.
Browning: Microwave energy cooks some foods so quickly that the fats and sugars within the food do not have time to
caramelize and give a "browned" appearance. Browning agents do not affect the quality of microwaved foods, but can add color
and flavor. For meats and poultry, use bouquet sauce diluted with water or melted butter; soy, Worcestershire, barbecue or
steak sauce: a sprinkling of paprika or dry gravy mix; jelly glaze or crumb coating. Frosting and topping finish cakes and breads.
Top casseroles at the end of microwaving with grated cheese or crumbs.
Some Foods do not Microwave Well
Eggs in Shells and shelled boiled eggs can burst.
Pancakes do not crust, but they reheat well. Fully-prepared, frozen pancakes are available for microwaving.
Deep Fat Frying can cause burns.
Bottles with narrow necks may shatter if heated.
Pop Popcorn only in special microwave poppers. Do not use oil unless specified by the manufacturer, or heat longer than
recommended. Never pop popcorn in paper bags or glass utensils or directly on the glass tray.
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AUTO WEIGHT DEFROSTING
Defrosting frozen food is one of the benefits of a microwave oven. Microwave defrosting is much faster than refrigerator
defrosting and safer than room temperature defrosting, since it does not promote the growth of harmful bacteria. Furthermore,
your oven does program defrosting for foods listed below. See page 9 for more information.
AUTO WEIGHT DEFROSTING CHART
You can Auto Weight Defrost foods up to the weight limits shown below.
CATEGORY
DISPLAY
FOOD
RANGE
1
2
dEF 1
Poultry
0.1 to 6.0 lbs
dEF 2
Meat, Ground
0.1 to 4.0 lbs
3
dEF 3
Fish
0.1 to 3.0 lbs
Preparing food for freezing
For best results, select good quality food and freeze immediately. Food should be wrapped as airtight as possible before
freezing.
Wrapping materials best suited for use in the freezer are odorless, and moisture and vapor proof. Heavy duty plastic wraps and
bags, and freezer wrap are suitable.
When wrapping for freezing, arrange meat, poultry, fish and seafood in thin, uniform layers. Package minced meat in 1 to 2 inch
thick rectangular square or round shapes. Chicken pieces, chops, stew meat and fish fillets will defrost more easily if frozen in 1
or 2 piece layers rather than in bulky thick packages. To aid in separating chops, hamburger patties and fish fillets during
defrosting, place two pieces of wax paper between the layers.
Remove giblets from fresh poultry. (The giblets may be frozen separately, if desired.) Clean and dry poultry. Tie legs and wings
with string; this helps poultry keep its shape during freezing. Remove excess air from package. Label contents, date and weight.
Conversion Chart
Ounces
Hundredths of a Pound
Tenths of a pound
1-2
.06 - .15
0.1
Grams
50
3-4
.16 - .25
0.2
100
5-6
.26 - .35
0.3
150
200
7
.36 - .45
0.4
8 -9
.46 - .55
0.5
250
10 - 11
.56 - .65
0.6
300
12 - 13
.66 - .75
0.7
350
14
.76 - .85
0.8
400
15 - 16
.86 - .95
0.9
450
•
If a roast weighs 3.95 pounds or 3 pounds, 15 ounces, program 3.9 pounds (1950 grams).
•
If a roast weighs 3.99 pounds or 4 pounds, 0 ounces, program 4 pounds (2000 grams).
To obtain the best results, follow special techniques for defrosting. Remember when defrosting to allow for a standing time to
evenly thaw food. Unwrap food, place in dish, or arrange properly on dish so microwaves can reach all sides. Halfway through
defrosting time, stir, turn over or redistribute food. Breaking up the pieces of chicken, fish and meat that are partially thawed will
help. Any pieces which are thawed should be removed.
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POPPING POPCORN
One of the major features of your microwave oven is popping popcorn. Place the microwave popcorn package (3.5 oz) onto a
microwaveable dish, then on the glass tray, following the manufacturer's instructions.
Touch the POPCORN pad and the oven will operate for 2 minutes and 55 seconds at full power (PL 10), the average popping
time. Do not leave the oven unattended while popping popcorn. If popcorn does not pop sufficiently, cook a few seconds longer.
Do not press the POPCORN pad again as the popcorn may burn. When opening the package, face it away from you to avoid
contact with any steam released.
NOTE: Do not use the POPCORN pad with single servings bags of microwave popcorn as they require less cooking time.
Always follow instructions on the popcorn bag.
REHEATING
One of the major bonuses of the microwave cooking method is its efficiency in reheating cooked
food. Most food can be reheated in the microwave oven without loss of quality or texture.
Leftovers taste as good as when freshly prepared, and it is no longer necessary to keep foods hot
until everyone is ready to eat.
Main dishes reheat especially well, some even improve in flavor if they are made in advance. Care must be taken to avoid
additional cooking; rare meat should never be heated beyond its original doneness temperature, or it will cook to medium or well
done.
To retain moisture during reheating, cover food with a lid. Exceptions are rare or medium meats, some sandwiches,
griddle foods like pancakes, and baked foods. Wrap breads and sandwiches in paper napkins to absorb moisture and prevent
sogginess.
Follow the directions for recommended foods and weights that can be cooked on each category. There are 3 categories
for reheating. Use only microwaveable containers.
Reheating Chart (touch the DINNER PLATE pad and select the reheat setting)
Food
Amount
Starting
Suggested
Special
Temperature Serving Temp.
Techniques
Meat Slices
turkey, beef,
ham, pork.
1 to 2 servings
(12 oz)
Refrigerated.
150 to 160°F
Cover with wax paper.
Do not cover rare or
medium meats.
Casseroles
2 to 3 servings
(16 oz)
Refrigerated.
140 to 170°F
Cover, stir after half the
time.
Soups
1 serving
(10 oz)
Refrigerated.
140 to 170°F
Cover, stir after half the
time.
Breads:
cake (coffee
cake, doughnuts,
sweet rolls), dinner
rolls, muffins.
3 pieces
(6 oz)
Refrigerated.
Plated Meals:
meat plus 2
vegetables.
1 plate
(12 oz)
Refrigerated.
Wrap in paper napkin
or towel.
150 to 160°F
REGULAR: A regular amount of food: Approx. 9 oz (for example, 4oz
sliced meat or poultry, 3 oz potato or rice and 2 oz vegetables
or equivalent.)
SMALL:
A smaller amount of food: Approx. 6 oz.
BIG:
A larger amount of food: Approx. 12 oz.
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Cover plate with wax
paper or plastic wrap.
Regular
“rE G”
2.20
Small
“SA L”
1.20
Larger
“bI G”
2.50
BEVERAGE REHEATING
You can reheat leftover beverages easily and quickly in your oven.
Reheating can be from one cup to three cups. Place cups (mugs) in the oven and press the BEVERAGE pad once for each cup.
When pressing, consult the list below. (Do not use cups with metal trim.)
1 CUP
2 CUPS
3 CUPS
CUP 1
CUP 2
CUP 3
1 cup ( 1 min., 35 sec.)
2 cups ( 2 min., 50 sec.)
3 cups ( 4 min., 20 sec.)
Arrange cups in a ring with space between them when reheating more than two cups. Leave the center empty. After reheating,
remove cups carefully. They may be quite hot.
HOLD WARM
When not serving food immediately after cooking, it can be kept warm by using the Hold Warm function. It keeps food warm by
heating at the lowest power constantly. The Hold Warm mode operates with Stage 1 cooking or independently.
Set the cooking times and power level, then press the HOLD WARM pad. Thereafter, foods can be kept warm properly until
serving. To keep foods warm after conventional cooking, cook food in conventional oven, then press the HOLD WARM pad. See
page 16 for detailed instructions.
HOT SNACKS AND APPETIZERS
Hot hors d'oeuvres and appetizers can be prepared very quickly in the oven by the hostess, or individual servings may be
prepared by guests.
Many appetizers may be cooked on the serving platter, provided the platter does not have metal trim. A time saver tip - prepare
these foods ahead of time, refrigerate or freeze and refresh in the oven at serving time. A plate of appetizers will take only
seconds to prepare or refresh. Cheese melts very rapidly and will toughen if overcooked, so watch foods combined with cheese
closely so that overcooking will not occur. As soon as cheese starts to bubble, cooking is completed. Appetizers that have a
crisp pastry exterior are best prepared in a conventional oven. To prepare appetizers wrapped in bacon, it will be necessary to
precook the bacon and then wrap around the foods. Oysters wrapped in bacon are easier to prepare in the broiler of your
conventional range. Seafood mixtures can be prepared in serving shells as microwave energy will pass through the seafood
shells without heating. Aluminum foil should not be used for shells. If spreads are placed on crackers, care should be taken not
to overcook as moisture from the food will cause crackers to become soggy. Crackers used for spreads should be very dry and
crisp. This helps avoid sogginess. Heat only until spread is at serving temperature. The time required to heat all appetizers will
depend on the amount of food, and the number and the type of dish selected. Remember the food will become very hot even if
the dish is cool. Cheese mixtures retain heat longer when heated with microwave energy.
MEATS
Guide for Auto Weight Defrosting Meats
You may defrost meat within its original plastic wrappings. Remove all metal rings, wire twist-ties and foil wrapping.
Place meat in a microwaveable dish.
Defrost in the microwave oven only as long as necessary, since standing time will complete the thawing process.
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Item
Standing Time
(minutes per lb)
Special Techniques
Minced
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
Break apart and remove thawed portions with a fork.
Stew Meat
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
Separate and remove thawed portions.
Loin Roast
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
Turn over after half the time.
Patties
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
Turn over after half the time.
Loin Roast
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
Turn over after half the time.
Spare Ribs
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
Separate and rearrange once.
Chops
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
Separate and turn over once.
Minced
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
Break apart and remove thawed portions with a fork.
BEEF
PORK
Guide for Cooking Meats
Roasts, chops, hamburgers and small cuts of tender meat cook beautifully in the microwave oven. Most roasts can be cooked
rare, medium rare or even well done in less than one hour. Less tender cuts of meat such as pot roast can be simmered fork
tender in a sauce or gravy. Tough cuts that require slow cooking will do better in the conventional range or oven. A large piece
of meat, especially if the shape is uneven, should be turned over occasionally for uniform roasting.
Meat
Power
Level
Cooking Time
(per lb)
Standing
Time
Special Notes
Beef Roast
Rare
Medium
Well
6
6
6
5 1/2 - 7 min.
7 - 9 min.
9 - 11 min.
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
9 - 13 1/2 min.
9 - 13 1/2 min.
Turn over after half the time.
Pork Roast
Bone-in
Boneless
6
6
11 - 13 1/2 min.
13 1/2 - 15 1/2 min.
9 min.
9 - 13 1/2 min.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Turn over after half the time.
Lamb Roast
Bone-in
Medium
Well
Boneless Medium
Well
6
6
6
6
6 1/2 - 8 min.
8 1/2 - 10 1/2 min.
8 - 10 min.
10 - 12 min.
9 - 11 min.
9 - 13 1/2 min.
9 - 11 min.
9 - 13 1/2 min.
Beef Patties (3 1/2 oz) each
2 patties
8
4 patties
8
2 1/2 - 3 min.
3 - 4 min.
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
Turn over and rearrange
after half the time.
Meat Loaf
(2lbs)
13 1/2 - 15 1/2 min.
9 - 11 min.
Cover with wax paper.
3 - 4 min.
—
8
Bacon
Slices (4 strips)
10
(1 slice; weight: 1 oz,
length: 11 in.)
Ham
Slices (1 in. thick)
4 slices
10
Turn over after half the time.
Cover with a paper towel.
6 - 7 min.
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
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Cover with plastic wrap.
POULTRY
Guide for Auto Weight Defrosting Poultry
Poultry dishes can be defrosted in your microwave oven. Remove giblets and defrost fully before cooking. Use a microwaveable
dish and defrost only as long as necessary. Standing time will complete the thawing process.
Item
Standing Time
Special Techniques
(minutes per lb)
Whole Chicken
9 - 13 1/2 min.
Breast side down. Turn over after
half the time.
Pieces
6 1/2 - 9 min.
Separate and rearrange once.
Breasts
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
Separate and rearrange once.
Cornish Hens
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
Breast side down. Turn over after
Turkey Breasts
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
Turn over after half the time.
half the time.
Guide for Cooking Poultry
Chicken is one of the most popular foods and microwaving chicken is one of the best uses of your microwave oven. Chicken
stays juicy and tender in the microwave oven. However, juiciness prevents browning because chicken crisps and browns only
when the skin dries out enough to change color. Standing time is important, because it allows the interior to finish cooking
without toughening the delicate breast meat.
Food
Power
Cooking Time
Standing
Level
(per lb)
Time
Special Notes
Chicken whole
8
5 1/2 - 7 min.
10 - 15 min.
Place breast side up on
Chicken cut up
8
5 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
7 - 10 min.
roasting rack. Let stand,
Turkey
8
5 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
10 -15 min.
covered, before serving.
Cornish Hens
8
6 1/2 - 7 min.
7 - 10 min.
Turkey Breast
6
7 - 8 1/2 min.
5 - 7 min.
Roast
Rearrange once during the
cooking. Cover with wax paper.
SEAFOOD
Guide for Auto Weight Defrosting Seafood
Item
Standing Time
(minutes per lb)
Special Techniques
Whole Fish
5 - 7 min.
Turn over after half the time.
Fish Fillets
5 - 7 min.
Separate and turn over once.
Shrimp
5 - 7 min.
Separate and turn over once.
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Guide for Cooking Seafood
Microwaving is one of the easiest and most efficient ways of preparing fish and seafood, which stay delicate and tender with
quick, moist cooking. Overcooking dries out and toughens seafood, so you should check it after the minimum time. If thick
pieces like fish steaks or lobster tails are done on the outside, but still slightly translucent in the middle, let them stand for a few
minutes; internal heat will complete the cooking.
Food
Power
Level
Cooking Time
Standing
Time
Special Notes
Whole Fish 10
(1 lb to 1 1/2 lbs)
8
5 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
4 1/2 min.
Turn over after half the time.
Fish Fillet
(1 lb)
8
4 1/2 - 5 1/2 min.
3 1/2 - 4 1/2 min. Turn over after half the time.
Fish Steak 10
1 inch thick
(1 lb)
8
3 1/2 - 4 1/2 min.
4 1/2 - 5 1/2 min. Turn over after half the time.
Cover with wax paper.
Shrimp
(1 lb)
8
3 - 3 1/2 min.
4 1/2 min.
Rearrange once during cooking.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Sea Scallops
(1 lb)
8
5 - 6 min.
4 1/2 min.
Rearrange once during cooking.
Cover with plastic wrap
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VEGETABLES
Guide for Cooking Fresh Vegetables
Nutrition research indicates that many microwaved vegetables and fruits lose less water soluble vitamin C than when cooked
conventionally. This is due to shorter cooking time and to the fact that less cooking water is needed when microwaving fruits and
vegetables. Best of all, vegetables keep their fresh color, texture and flavor. Vegetables should be microwaved covered with
vented plastic wrap or a casserole lid. Vegetables cooked in their skins, such as potatoes, are already so tightly covered that
they should be pricked with a fork before cooking in order to release excess steam. To assure even cooking, vegetables should
be cut in uniform pieces and stirred during the cooking time. Always add salt to water before adding vegetables. Reduce time a
minute or two for crisp-tender texture. Increase time for very soft texture. Remember to allow standing time of 2 to 5 minutes
after cooking, because as most foods do, vegetables will continue to cook after they are removed from the microwave oven.
Food
Water
Amount
Cook on
Power 10
Standing Special Notes
Time
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
4 - 5 min.
4 - 5 min.
2 min.
2 min.
Fresh green (1/2lb)
1/4 cup
3 - 4 min.
2 min.
Stir twice.
Frozen green (1/2lb)
2 Tbsp
4 1/2 - 5 1/2 min.
2 min.
Stir twice.
Asparagus
Spears (1lb)1/4 cup
Cuts (1lb) 1/2 cup
Medium Casserole. Rearrange once.
Beans
Green Peas (2 cups)
1/4 cup
3 - 4 min.
2 min.
Small casserole. Stir twice.
Broccoli (2 cups)
1/4 cup
3 - 4 min.
2 min.
Medium casserole.
Rearrange once during cooking.
Brussels Sprouts (1lb)
1/4 cup
5 - 5 1/2 min.
2 - 3 min.
Medium casserole. Stir once.
Cabbage (1lb)
1/4 cup
4 - 5 min.
2 - 5 min.
Rearrange once during cooking.
Cauliflower pieces (1 head)
1/4 cup
5 - 6 min.
2 - 5 min.
Wrap in plastic wrap.
Stir once.
Mushroom slices (1/2lb))
2 Tbsp
2 1/2 - 3 1/2 min.
2 - 3 min.
Small casserole. Stir once.
SOUPS
Guide for Cooking Soups
Satisfy appetites with savory soups prepared in your microwave oven. Follow our recipes for homemade soups and stews or
adapt your favorites by using similar cooking times and techniques.
Food
Canned Condensed
Cream style, Bean, Pea
or Mushroom (10 1/2 11 1/2 oz) with Water
With Milk
Dry Soup Mix
(1 envelope (10 1/2 oz)
Broth (10 1/2 oz)
Power
Level
Cooking Time
Standing
Time
Special Notes
10
8
10
then
6
3 1/2 - 4 1/2 min.
4 1/2 - 5 1/2 min.
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
2 - 3 min.
2 - 3 min.
2 - 3 min.
Stir halfway through
cooking time. Cover.
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Add water. Cover with lid. Stir twice.
3 1/2 - 4 min.
5 - 6 min.
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2 - 3 min.
Stir twice. Cover with lid.
SAUCES
Guide for Cooking Sauces
Sauces boil over rapidly, especially those that contain milk. As soon as the door is opened, cooking stops. If ingredients are not
taken directly from the refrigerator, cooking time will be less than given in the recipe. Stir sauce quickly, about every 30 seconds
to eliminate lumps. Be sure to use a container twice the size of the amount of liquid to prevent boiling over.
A wooden spoon may be left in the dish while sauce is cooking for easy stirring. If sauce is stirred slowly, cooking time may
require about 15 seconds longer. If desired, a 1 quart glass measure may be used to prepare some sauces.
White Sauce
Amount
Butter
Flour
Milk
Cook
Butter
Cook
Sauce
1 cup, thin
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
1 cup
30 sec.
2 - 3 min.
med. 2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
1 cup
40 sec.
2 1/2 - 3 1/2 min.
thick
3 Tbsp
1 cup
1 min.
3 - 4 min.
3 Tbsp
Special Notes
Cook on Full power as directed or
until thickened, stirring once. Let
stand, covered, before serving.
Brown Gravy
Amount
Fat from
Drippings
Flour
Liquid or
Drippings
Cook on
Power 10
Special Notes
1 cup,
thin
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
1 cup
2 - 3 min.
med.
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
1 cup
2 1/2 - 3 1/2 min.
Cook on Full power as directed or
until thickened, stirring once. Let
stand, covered, before serving.
thick
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
1 cup
3 - 4 min.
CASSEROLES
Casseroles may require occasional stirring to distribute heat. They cook more evenly when made with ingredients of similar size
and shape. Because of their shorter cooking time, casseroles cooked in the microwave oven generally need less liquid.
Casseroles with cream and cheese sauces, or meats which need slower cooking to tenderize, cook best on power level 4.
When cooking a favorite casserole, make two and freeze the second for future use. Line a casserole or baking dish with plastic
wrap. Transfer the cooked food to the lined container and freeze. As soon as the food is frozen in the shape of the dish, remove
it and wrap with freezer paper. Later it can be unwrapped and returned to the container for defrosting and heating.
Dry Casserole Mixtures
Many prepared box type casseroles are available on the grocery shelves. Many have freeze dried foods or evaporated foods
included. Cooking periods are so short there may not be time for the foods to absorb the moisture sufficiently and reconstitute the
foods. To prepare this type, boil the amount of water recommended on the package. Add the noodles (when included), cover and
cook for approximately 10 minutes. Allow noodles to stand covered for an additional 10 minutes, rinse with warm water and drain.
Then follow package directions for preparing the mix. Reheat 4 to 6 minutes before serving.
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SANDWICHES, INCLUDING HAMBURGERS AND HOT DOGS
Guide for Heating Sandwiches
Sandwiches heat very quickly because, being porous, they have a low density. Since the filling is usually more dense than the
bread or rolls, the filling determines the heating time. Surprisingly, the filling will always be hotter than the bread feels. Care must
be taken not to overcook as the bread will become tough. Use several thin slices of meat. Thin slices heat more quickly and are
better than one thick slice. The slow heating thick slice often causes the bread to overcook before the meat is hot. Sandwiches
may be placed on a paper plate, napkin or paper towel to be warmed. The sandwich should be covered with a paper towel.
Remove wrapping immediately after warming. Already-baked frozen breads and rolls may be used for sandwiches. The filling,
however, should be thawed first. Toasted bread is fine for sandwiches and provides a firm base. The toast is warmed only; no
further browning occurs.
Food
Amount
Cooking
on Power 10
Special Notes
Sandwich
(6 oz)
1
2
4
1 1/2 min.
1 1/2 - 2 min.
3 - 3 1/2 min.
Hamburger
(4 oz)
1
4
1 min.
3 - 3 1/2 min.
Cover with paper towel.
Hot Dogs
(2 oz)
4
1 - 1 1/2 min.
Cover with paper towel.
Sloppy Joes
4
3 - 3 1/2 min.
Place on microwaveable plate.
Place on paper towels.
PASTA & GRAINS
Guide for Cooking Pasta and Grains
Raw long grain rice takes time to rehydrate. Microwaving time is a little shorter than conventional, but the greatest advantage is
the ease with which you can prepare fluffy rice without sticking or burning. Cooked rice and pasta reheat easily in the microwave
oven without loss of flavor or texture. No extra water is needed to prevent sticking or drying, so there's no danger of overcooking
rice and pasta or thinning sauces.
Food
Hot
Water
Salt
Oil or
Butter
Power
Level
Cooking
Time
Standing
Time
Egg Noodles
4 cups
1 tsp.
1 Tbsp.
10
5 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
2 - 4 1/2 min.
Macaroni
4 cups
1 tsp.
Spaghetti
4 cups
1 tsp.
1 Tbsp.
10
6 1/2 - 8 min.
2 - 4 1/2 min.
1 Tbsp.
10
6 1/2 - 8 min.
Lasagna Noodles
4 cups
2 - 4 1/2 min.
1 tsp.
1 Tbsp.
10
10 - 12 min.
2 - 4 1/2 min.
2 cups
1 tsp.
1 tsp.
Pasta (8 oz)
Rice, Long Grain
White Rice (1 cup)
Brown Rice (1 cup)
2 cups
1/2 tsp.
1 tsp.
10
then
8
4 - 5 min.
10
then
8
4 - 5 min.
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
8 - 10 min.
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min.
18 - 21 1/2 min.
CEREALS
Microwaved hot cereals can be cooked directly in the cereal bowl and make washing-up easy.
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CONVENIENCE FOODS
Frozen Foods
A large variety of frozen foods, special dishes and dinners are available and the selections continue to increase. The market is
changing rapidly, therefore it is impossible to list the foods and types available and recommend cooking procedures. In this book
we can only give general directions to assist you.
T.V. Dinners
To prepare a T.V. dinner, follow the maker’s instructions for use with microwave ovens. To cook a T.V. dinner will require
approximately 7 to 9 minutes for the food to thaw and heat to serving temperature (depending on the types of food). Allow plastic
wrap to remain over the dish for 2 minutes to allow heat to equalize. Dinners that contain mashed potatoes have presented a bit
of a problem due to the large compact mass of this particular food. You may want to remove about half the mashed potatoes
after defrosting is started, then spread the remaining potatoes over the individual section of the tray. Heat the removed mashed
potatoes in an individual dish. For foods that should be crisp when cooking is completed, remove the plastic wrap and use the
broiler of a conventional range to crisp the food.
Individual Frozen Foods
These may be commercially prepared or frozen at home. Place the container of frozen food in the oven and heat only until the
food starts to defrost and can be removed easily. Empty contents into a casserole or serving dish and continue to defrost and
heat. Do not heat foods in deep foil containers. To crisp and brown special toppings, use the broiler of a conventional range. If
allowed to heat to serving temperature in a plastic container, the container will warp or melt from the high heat of food.
Frozen Foods in Cooking Pouches or Boilable Bags
To prepare these foods, slit the plastic bag. An X-type cut will help remove the food at the end of cooking time. Place the cut
side down on a serving dish (with no metal trim). Heat foods other than vegetables for about 4 minutes. Frozen vegetables
require about 10 - 12 minutes of cooking time. Allow the pouch bag to remain over the food for about 2 minutes to allow time for
the heat to equalize. Foods prepared in cheese or white sauce should be removed from the pouch and placed in a glass
casserole dish and stirred to prevent overcooking of the sauce around the edges of the dish.
Complete Meals from Table Leftovers
Complete meals from leftovers can be prepared in advance. Foods can be frozen and ready for quick heating in the oven at any
time. Choose foods suitable for freezing and put serving portions on paper, glass or china (no metal trim) plate. Wrap with
recommended freezer paper and freeze quickly. When apportioning the servings of food on the plate, use approximately the
same amount of each kind of food for more even heating. Mashed potatoes will heat quicker if spread slightly and hollowed, with
a pat of butter in the center. To prevent small pieces of vegetables, corn, peas, etc., from dehydrating during heating, mound
well near the center of the plate.
BEVERAGES
Beverages can be quickly heated or reheated in the microwave oven. Individual servings can be heated directly in cups or mugs,
so you avoid washing sticky pans. Handles of cups and mugs stay cool, even though the beverage gets hot. Beverages can be
quickly reheated. Save leftover coffee in a glass measuring cup or serving cup and refrigerate. Later, reheat it in the microwave
oven. The coffee will taste as if it had just been freshly brewed. Remember, however, to always vigorously stir a beverage
before it is reheated. Chocolate squares may be melted in their original paper wrapper, in a glass mixing bowl, in custard cups or
glass measuring cups. If milk is to be added to melted chocolate squares, add water to the melted chocolate for easier blending.
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DESSERTS
There's always time to make dessert with a microwave oven. Fruit desserts have a remarkably fresh flavor and texture.
Microwaved cakes are higher and more tender than conventionally baked; since cakes are usually frosted, browning is
unimportant. Microwaved pie crusts are exceptionally tender and flaky, while delicate custards and puddings are easy to
prepare.
Guide for Cooking Cakes
Food
Power
Level
Cooking Time
Standing
Time
Special Notes
Cake, round
(Mixed 9 inch)
10
8
3 - 4 min.
3 1/2 - 5 min.
2 - 4 1/2 min. Pour into greased and wax
paper lined cake dishes.
Ring or Angel Food Cake
8
4 1/2 - 5 1/2 min.
2 - 4 1/2 min. Cover with wax paper.
Muffin (6 muffins)
6
4 1/2 - 5 1/2 min.
2 - 4 1/2 min. Rearrange once.
Custard (6 servings)
6
8 - 10 min.
4 1/2 - 6 1/2 min. Rearrange once.
Baking
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Bar cookies work best. Greasing or lining of the microwaveable baking dish is optional.
If insufficient browning disturbs you, frost, glaze or add food coloring to white or yellow batters.
A serviceable microwaveable cookie sheet can be made by covering cardboard with waxed paper.
Round glass baking dishes, and fluted or smooth microwaveable ring molds work best for cakes. You can make a
microwaveable ring mold of your own by placing a medium-size glass in the center of a round glass baking dish.
Because your cakes will rise higher in microwave cooking, never fill microwaveable cake pans more than half full.
Reduce baking powder and soda by approximately one-fourth when converting a conventional recipe.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups to only half full which allows for muffins to rise more than normal.
You can prepare your own "brown 'n serve" breads and rolls by baking them ahead of time in the microwave oven. Then,
place them in a conventional oven to brown prior to serving.
Breads and rolls should be reheated to the point where they are warm to the touch. Overheating or overcooking makes
bread tough and rubbery.
When making yeast bread in a microwave oven, choose a recipe with cornmeal, whole wheat flour, or rye flour to achieve a
richer color.
WEIGHT & MEASURE CONVERSION CHART
• POUNDS & OUNCES TO GRAMS
POUNDS (lbs)
1/4
1/2
3/4
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
GRAMS (g)
114
227
341
454
907
1361
1814
2268
2722
3175
3629
4082
4536
4990
OUNCES (oz)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
GRAMS (G)
28
57
85
113
142
170
198
227
OUNCES (oz)
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
GRAMS (g)
255
284
312
340
369
397
425
454
• FLUID MEASUREMENTS
1 Cup =
1 Pint =
1 Quart =
1 Gallon =
8 fluid ounces =
16 fluid ounces =
32 fluid ounces =
128 fluid ounces =
32
240 ml
480 ml
960 ml
3840 ml
WEIGHT & MEASURE CONVERSION CHART
• POUNDS & OUNCES TO GRAMS
POUNDS (lbs)
1/4
1/2
3/4
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
GRAMS (g)
113
227
340
454
907
1361
1814
2268
2722
3175
3629
4082
4536
4990
OUNCES (oz)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
GRAMS (g)
28
57
85
113
142
170
198
227
OUNCES (oz)
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
GRAMS (g)
255
284
312
340
369
397
425
454
• FLUID MEASUREMENTS
1 Cup
1 Pint
1 Quart
1 Gallon
=
=
=
=
8 fluid ounces
16 fluid ounces
32 fluid ounces
128 fluid ounces
=
=
=
=
240 ml
480 ml
960 ml
3840 ml
AUTO WEIGHT DEFROST AND COOK CONVERSION CHART
Ounces
Hundredths of a Pound
Tenths of a pound
Grams
1-2
.06 - .15
0.1
50
3-4
.16 - .25
0.2
100
5-6
.26 - .35
0.3
150
7
.36 - .45
0.4
200
8-9
.46 - .55
0.5
250
10 - 11
.56 - .65
0.6
300
12 - 13
.66 - .75
0.7
350
14
.76 - .85
0.8
400
15 - 16
.85 - .95
0.9
450
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HOLD WARM (To keep food warm after cooking is completed)
1. Program the desired cooking time and power level (do not perform this step if warming after conventional cooking).
2. Press the Door Release button to open the door. Press the HOLD WARM pad once for every 10 minutes of Hold Warm
time (up to 30 minutes).
3. Close the door. Press START pad. The oven will cook and then begin Hold Warm feature.
DINNER PLATE (To reheat plated foods)
1. Press the Door Release button to open the door. Press the
DINNER PLATE pad once for regular amount, twice for smaller amount or
three times for a larger amount of food.
2. Close the door. Press the START pad; the oven will cook at full (100%)
power at the desired time as shown in the chart.
Regular
“rE G”
2:20
Small
“SA L”
1:20
Larger
“bI G”
2:50
1 Slice
“P 1”
0:25
2 Slices
“P 2”
0:50
3 Slices
“P 3”
1:50
1 Potato
“PO 1”
3:00
2 Potatoes
“PO 2”
5:00
3 Potatoes
“PO 3”
6:00
PIZZA (To reheat refrigerated leftover pizza)
1. Press the Door Release button to open the door. Press the PIZZA pad
once for each slice of pizza to be reheated.
2. Close the door. Press the START pad; the oven will cook at full (100%)
power at the time as shown in the chart.
POTATO (To cook up to 3 potatoes)
1. Press the Door Release button to open the door. Press the POTATO pad
once for each potato to be cooked.
2. Close the door. Press the START pad; the oven will cook at full (100%)
power at the time as shown in the chart.
PREPACKAGED POPCORN (To cook a 3.5oz microwaveable popcorn package)
1. Press the Door Release button to open the door. Press the POPCORN pad.
2. Close the door. Press the START pad; the oven will cook for 1 minutes, 45 seconds at full (100%) power.
NOTE: Do not leave the oven unattended while popping popcorn.
BEVERAGES
1. Press the Door Release button to open the door. Press the BEVERAGES pad repeatedly until the desired number of
cups appear in the display window (up to 3).
2. Close the door. Press the START pad; the oven will cook at full (100%) power at the time as shown in the chart.
NOTE: Up to 3 cups of beverage can be heated. Heating time is as follows:
1 CUP
CU P1 (1 Min., 35 Sec.)
2 CUPS
CU P2 (2 Min., 50 Sec.)
3 CUPS
CU P3 (4 Min., 20 Sec.)
TO SET CHILD LOCK FEATURE
The oven can be set so the control panel is deactivated or locked.
1. Press the 0 pad once.
2. Press the START pad 5 times; the display will show “LOC”.
TO CANCEL CHILD LOCK FEATURE
1. Press the 0 pad once.
2. Press the START pad 5 times; the display will return to the present time.
NOTE: One beep sound will be heard when setting or cancelling the Child Lock feature.
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COOKING IN TWO STAGES
1. Press the Door Release button to open the door. Press the COOK pad.
2. Press the number pads to set the cooking time for the first stage.
3. Press the POWER LEVEL pad and then the number pads to set the power level for the first stage.
(If cooking at full power, omit this step and the oven will cook at full power for the first stage.
4. Press the COOK pad first and then press the number pads to set the cooking time for second stage.
5. Press the POWER LEVEL pad and then the number pads to set the power level for the second stage.
(If cooking at full power, omit this step and the oven will cook at full power for the second stage.)
6. Close the door. Press the START pad.
PLUS TIME
1. Plus Time pad can be used during cooking in stage one through stage three only, with the door closed.
Plus Time can not be used during Auto Weight Defrost or preprogrammed recipies, such as Popcorn,
Beverages, Potatoes, etc.
2. Plus Time pad adds 10 seconds for each touch to count down cooking time when cooking in stages one
through three.
3. Plus Time pad can be used for any cooking time up to 89:59 minutes. If cooking time displayed is 90:00
minutes or more, the Plus Time pad will not work.
AUTO WEIGHT DEFROSTING
1. Press the Door Release button to open
the door. Press the desired auto weight
category.
2. Press the number pads to enter the food's
weight.
3. Close the door. Press the START pad.
Category
1
2
3
Display
dEF 1
dEF 2
dEF 3
Food
Poultry
Meat, Ground
Fish
Range
0.1 lb to 6.0 lb
0.1 lb to 4.0 lb
0.1 lb to 3.0 lb
AUTO WEIGHT DEFROSTING AND COOKING IN TWO STAGES
1. Press the Door Release button to open the door. Press the desired auto weight category (see chart above).
2. Press the number pads to enter the food's weight (this is stage 1).
3. Press the COOK pad.
4. Press the number pads to set the cooking time for the second stage.
5. Press the POWER LEVEL pad and then the number pads to set the power level for the second stage.
(If cooking at full power, omit this step and the oven will cook at full power for the second stage.)
6. Press the COOK pad first and then press the number pads to set the cooking time
for the third stage.
7. Press the POWER LEVEL pad and then the number pads to set the power level for the third stage.
(If cooking at full power, omit this step and the oven will cook at full power for the third stage.)
8. Close the door. Press the START pad.
TO STOP/CLEAR/RESTART THE OVEN
1. Press the CLEAR/PAUSE pad; the PAUSE indicator will start blinking and the oven
stops cooking.
2. Press the CLEAR/PAUSE pad again to clear programmed instructions, or press the
START pad to restart the oven.
NOTE: The oven stops operating when the door is opened.
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MICROWAVE OVEN
COOKING CHART
THIS CHART PROVIDES A QUICK REFERENCE FOR OPERATING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN. REFER
TO THE OWNER'S MANUAL FOR DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS.
BEFORE USING THE MICROWAVE OVEN, READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS OUTLINED IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL.
COOK
PORTION
POWER
(MINUTES)
TIME
(MINUTES)
STANDING TIME
(MINUTES)
Bacon
3.5 oz. (4 strips)
Power 10
3 to 4
Canned Soup
11 oz.
Power 10
3 1/2 to 4 1/2
2
Hamburger
4 patties
Power 8
3 to 4
4 1/2 to 6 1/2
Meatloaf
2 lb.
Power 8
13 1/2 to 15 1/2
9 to 11
Beef Roast
3.5 to 4 lbs
Power 6
20 to 22 1/2
9 to 11
Pork Roast
3 lbs
Power 6
24 to 29
9 to 11
Chicken - whole
2.5 lbs
Power 8
10 to 13 1/2
9 to 11
Chicken - parts
2 lb.
Power 8
8 to 12
6 1/2 to 9
—
Fish Fillets
1 lb.
Power 8
4 1/2 to 5 1/2
3 1/2 to 4 1/2
Shrimp
1 lb.
Power 8
2 1/2 to 3 1/2
4 1/2
Fresh Vegetables
1 lb.
Power 10
3 to 4
2
Frozen Vegetables
1 lb.
Power 10
3 1/2 to 5 1/2
2
Hot Dogs
4 hot dogs
Power 8
1 to 1 1/2
1
Muffin
6 muffins
Power 6
3 1/2 to 5 1/2
2 to 5
TV-style Dinner
1 dinner (11 oz.)
Power 8
4 1/2 to 6 1/2
2
SETTING THE CLOCK (The clock should be set to operate the oven.)
1. Open the door. Press the CLOCK pad.
2. Press the number pads to set the time.
3. Press the CLOCK pad.
COOKING IN ONE STAGE
1. Open the door. Press the COOK pad.
2. Press the number pads to set the cooking time.
3. Press the power level pad and then the number pads to set the power leve. (If cooking at full
power, omit this step and the oven will cook at full (100%) power.
4. Close the door. Press the START pad.
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EMERSON MICROWAVE OVEN WARRANTY
We appreciate your purchase of a EMERSON Microwave. We take pride in the quality of our products and have manufactured your
new Microwave unit to exacting quality standards. We feel confident that in normal use, it will provide you with satisfactory
performance. However, should you experience difficulty, you are protected under the provisions of this warranty.
EMERSON Microwave Oven are warranted against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship in normal use for the
following periods from the date of purchase by the original user, and is conditional upon the unit being installed and used as directed in
the instruction manual.
WARRANTY PERIOD
Domestic Microwave Ovens – Carry-in Service :
One (1) year parts and labour : Seven (7) years on Magnetron – labour not included after initial Twelve (12) months.
EMERSON's obligation under this warranty should be limited to the repair, including all necessary parts and the labour connected
therewith, or at our option the exchange of any Microwave Oven which shows evidence of a manufacturing defect within the warranty
period. Replacement parts, furnished in connection with this warranty shall be warranted for a period equal to the unexpired portion of
the original equipment warranty.
CUSTOMER OBLIGATIONS
This warranty applies to the product from the original date of purchase at retail. Therefore, the owner must provide a copy of the
original, dated bill of sale. No warranty service will be performed without a bill of sale. Transportation to and from the service depot is
the responsibility of the owner.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS
This warranty is extended to EMERSON Microwave Ovens purchased and used in Canada. This warranty shall not apply to
appearance or accessory items including but not limited to: glass tray, cabinet, cabinet parts, knobs. This warranty shall, in addition, not
apply to damages due to handling, transportation, unpacking, set-up, installation, customer adjustments that are covered in the
instruction book, repair or replacement of parts supplied by other than the EMERSON authorized service depot, any malfunction or
failure caused by or resulting from abnormal environmental conditions, improper unauthorized service, improper maintenance,
modifications or repair by the consumer, abuse, misuse, neglect, accident, fire, flood, or other Acts of God, and incorrect line voltage.
This Appliance product is only warranted to the original retail purchaser. This warranty becomes void in the event of commercial or
rental use. This warranty becomes void in the event serial numbers are altered, defaced or removed.
EMERSON reserves the right to make changes in design or to make additions to or improvements upon this product without incurring
any obligation to install the same on products previously manufactured. The foregoing is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or
implied and EMERSON neither assumes nor authorizes any person to assume for it any other obligation or liability in connection with
the sale or service of this product. In no event shall EMERSON or its EMERSON dealers be liable for special or consequential damage
arising from the use of this product, or for any delay in the performance of this warranty due to cause beyond our control.
The purchaser may have other rights under existing provincial or federal laws, and where any terms of this warranty are prohibited by
such laws, they are deemed null and void, but the remainder of the warranty shall remain in effect.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
Should this product require service, you may obtain specific information on how to obtain service by contacting the EMERSON Dealer
from whom this product was purchased, or by contacting us directly:
SONIGEM SERVICE
300 Alden Road
Markham, Ontario
L3R 4C1
PHONE: (905) 940-5089 FAX: (905) 940-2303
TOLL FREE: 1-800-287-4871
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