Whirlpool RBS245PDB Specifications

MicrowaveOven
A Note to You ,........... 2
Microwave Oven
Safety .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Installation
Instructions
.. . . . . . . . . .. . . . 5
Getting to Know
Your Microwave
Oven . . . . .. . . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using Your
Microwave Oven ,.... 17
Caring for Your
Microwave Oven . . . . . 36
Cooking Guide . . . . .. . . 37
Questions and
Answers .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . 45
Troubleshooting
.,.... 46
Requesting
Assistance or
Service . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 48
Index . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 51
Warranty . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . 52
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valuable information about how to operate and
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explanation of the use of the symbol.
IMPORTANTSAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances
basic safety precautions
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of burns, electric
shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive microwave energy:
0 Read all instructions before using the microwave oven.
l Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO
AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY” found in this section.
l The microwave oven must be grounded. Connect
only to properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS” found in the “Installation
Instructions” section.
l Install or locate the microwave oven only in
accordance with the Installation Instructions.
0 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
the microwave oven.
l Use the microwave oven only for its intended use
as described in this manual. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in the microwave oven. This
type of oven is specifically designed to heat,
cook, or dry food. It is not designed for industrial
or laboratory use.
l As with any appliance, close supervision is
necessary when used by children.
0 Do not operate the microwave oven if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been damaged or dropped.
0 The microwave oven should be serviced only by
qualified service personnel. Call an authorized
Whirlpool service company for examination,
repair, or adjustment.
should be followed,
including the following:
0 Do not cover or block any openings on the
microwave oven.
l Do not store the microwave oven outdoors. Do
not use the microwave oven near water - for
example, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement,
or near a swimming pool, and the like.
l Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
0 Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
l Do not let cord hang over edge of table or
counter.
0 See door surface cleaning instructions in the
“Caring for Your Microwave Oven” section.
0 To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
- Do not overcook food. Carefully attend the
microwave oven if paper, plastic, or other
combustible materials are placed inside the
oven to facilitate cooking.
- 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.
- 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
microwave oven when the microwave oven
is in operation.
-SAVE
THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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PRECAUTIONSTO
AVOID
POSSIBLE
EXPOSURETO
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 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.
(d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by
anyone except properly qualified service personnel.
h4SWUUllON
hlRUCllONS
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 a door that isn’t lined up correctly, damage
around the door, or dents inside the oven or
on the exterior. If there is any damage, do not
operate the oven until an authorized Whirlpool
service technician has checked it and made any
needed repairs.
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 oven.) The weight of the oven is
about 40 Ibs. The microwave oven should be at
a temperature above 50°F (10%) for proper
operation.
NOTE: You can build your microwave oven into
a wall or cabinet by using one of the trim kits
listed in the “Built-in kits” section.
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Power supply cord
Fire Hazard
Do not install the oven next to or over a heat
source without a UL approved trim kit.
Doing so can result in death, fire, or
electrical shock.
NOTE: Do not block the exhaust vents or rear air
intake openings. Allow a few inches of space at the
back of the oven where the intake openings are
located. Blocking the air intake openings and
exhaust vents could cause damage to the oven
and poor cooking results. Make sure the microwave oven legs are in place to ensure proper
airflow. If vents are blocked, a sensitive thermal
safety device automatically turns the oven off.
The oven will not work until it has cooled enough.
Air intake openings/exhaust
vents
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REQUIREMENTS
Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
A 120 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only, 15 amp fused electrical
supply is required. (A time-delay fuse is recommended.) It is recommended that a separate
circuit serving only this appliance be provided.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions
can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
,
GROUNDING
lNSTRUCllONS
For all cord connected appliances:
The microwave oven must be grounded. In the
event of an electrical short circuit, grounding
reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an
escape wire for the electric current. The microwave
oven is equipped with a cord having a grounding
wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an outlet that is properly installed
and grounded.
WARNING:
Improper use of the grounding
result in a risk of electric shock.
Consult a
grounding
or if doubt
is properly
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can
qualified electrician or serviceman if the
instructions are not completely understood,
exists as to whether the microwave oven
grounded.
Do not use an extension cord. If the power supply
cord is too short, have a qualified electrician or
serviceman install an outlet near the microwave oven.
For a permanently connected appliance:
This appliance must be connected to a grounded,
metallic, permanent wiring system, or an equipment
grounding conductor should be run with the circuit
conductors and connected to the equipment grounding terminal or lead on the appliance.
GETTINGTO
KNOW
YOUR
MICROWAVE
OVEN
This section discusses the concepts behind microwave cooking. It also shows you the basics
you need to know to operate your microwave oven. Please read this information before you
use your oven.
Explosion Hazard
Do not store flammable materials such as gasoline near the microwave
Doing so can result in death, explosion, fire, or burns.
oven.
HOW
YOUR
MICROWAVE
OVEN
WORKS
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.
A magnetron in the microwave oven produces
microwaves. The microwaves move into the oven
where they contact food as it turns on the turntable.
’ Oven cavity
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.
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Metal floor
Glass turntable
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MIQ~OWAVE
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Microwaves
pass through most glass, paper, and
plastics without heating
them so food absorbs
the energy. Microwaves
bounce off metal containers so food does
not absorb the energy.
Microwaves
may not reach the center of a roast.
The heat spreads to
the center from the
outer, cooked areas
just as in regular oven
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.
NOTE: Do not deep fry in the oven. Microwavable
utensils are not suitable and it is difficult to
maintain appropriate deep frying temperatures.
RADIO
INlWERENCE
Using your microwave oven may cause interference
to your radio, TV, or similar equipment. When there
is interference, you can reduce it or remove it by:
l Cleaning the door and sealing surfaces of
the oven.
l Adjusting
the receiving antenna of the radio
or television.
0 Moving the receiver away from the microwave
oven.
l Plugging the microwave oven into a different
outlet so that the microwave oven and receiver
are on different branch circuits.
TESIINC
YOUR
MICROWAVE
OVEN
1 To test the oven put about 1 cup of cold water in a
glass container in the oven. Close the
door. Make sure it latches. Follow the
1
directions in the “Cooking at high
cook power” section to set the oven
to cook for 2 minutes. When the time
is up, the water should be heated.
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TESTING
YOUR
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Test dinneware
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 could damage the
oven, as could containers with hidden metal (twistties, foil lining, staples, metallic glaze or trim).
hole egg inside the
shell. Steam buildup
in whole eggs may
cause them to burst
and burn you, and
possibly damage the
oven. Slice hard-boiled
eggs before heating.
In rare cases, poached
eggs have been known
to explode. Cover
poached eggs and
e minute before cutting
into them.
For best results,
stir any liquid several times
before heating or
reheating. Liquids
heated in certain
containers (especially
containers shaped like
cylinders) may become
overheated. The liquid
may splash out with a
allow a child to swing on it
when the door is open.
Injury could result.
energy does not heat
containers, but the heat
from the food can make
the container hot.
(coffee granules, tea bags, etc.). This can harm
the oven and possibly injure someone.
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Do not overcook
potatoes.
Do not start a microwave
Do not use newspaper
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.
lven 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.
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.
Do not trv to melt paraffin wax in the oven. Paraffin
wax will not melt in a
microwave oven because
it allows microwaves to
pass through it.
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 the support
base is all the way on the
shaft in the oven cavity
floor. Make sure the
support rollers are completely inside the center
circle of the turntable;
this will let the turntable rotate properly.
Make sure the turntable is correct-side up in
the oven. Carefully place the cookware on your
turntable to avoid possibly breaking it.
Handle your turntable with care when removing
it from the oven to avoid possibly breaking it. If your
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 %6 inch above the
turntable. Follow the directions supplied with the
browning dish.
EWRICAL
CONNEOION
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.
Circuit breaker or
, fuse box
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H~~~I~WAVE
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:
1. One-Touch Door Open Button. Push this
button to open the door.
2. Door Safety Lock System. The oven will not
work unless the door is securely closed.
3. Window with Metal Shield. The shield prevents
microwaves from escaping. It is designed as a
screen to allow you to view food as it cooks.
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, 10, 36, and 45 for more details.
5. Removable Turntable Support (under turntable).
6. Control Panel. Touch pads on this panel to
perform all functions. See pages 12-l 3 for more
information.
7. Light. The light automatically turns on when the
door is opened or when the oven is running.
8. Cooking Guide Label.
9. Model and Serial Number
Plate.
NOTE: This microwave oven is available in both
Designer BlackTM and Designer WhiteTM models.
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PANEL
FEATURES
Your microwave oven control panel lets you
choose the cooking function you want 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 14-35.
1. Display. This display includes a clock and
indicators to tell you the time of day, cooking
time settings, and cooking functions you chose.
2. AUTO REHEAT. Touch this pad to reheat food,
without needing to enter a cook power
or time. See page 33 for more information.
3. AUTO DEFROST. Touch this pad to thaw
frozen food by weight. See page 25 for more
information.
4. AUTO COOK. Touch this pad to cook common
microwave-prepared
foods, without needing to
enter a cook power or time. See page 23 for
more information.
5. POPCORN. Touch this pad to pop popcorn,
without needing to enter a cook power or time.
See page 28 for more information.
6. BEVERAGE. Touch this pad to reheat a beverage, without needing to enter a cook power or
time. See page 30 for more information.
7. BAKED POTATO. Touch this pad to bake
potatoes, without needing to enter a cook
power or time. See page 32 for more
information.
8. DINNER PLATE. Touch this pad to reheat a
dinner-sized plate of refrigerated food, without
needing to enter a cook power or time. See
page 31 for more information.
9. 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.
10. COOK POWER. Touch this pad, after the cook
time has been set, followed by a number pad to
set the amount of microwave energy released
to cook the food. The higher the number, the
higher the power or faster the “cooking speed.”
See page 18 for more information. See the
“Microwave cooking chart” on page 38 for
specific cook powers to use for the foods
you are cooking.
11. Number pads. Touch number pads to enter
cooking times, cook powers, quantities, or
weights.
12. TIMER. Touch this pad to set the minute timer.
See page 16 for more information.
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13. CLOCK SET. Touch this pad to enter the
Usingthe safetylock
correct time of day. See page 14 for more
information.
14. START/ENTER. Touch this pad to start a
function you have set.
15. OFF/CANCEL. Touch this pad to erase an
incorrect command or to cancel a program
during cooking. This pad will not erase the
time of day.
The safety lock locks the control panel so others
cannot use the microwave when you do not want
them to.
To lock the control
panel:
TOUCH
NOTE: If you try to enter unacceptable instructions,
“ERROR” will appear on the display. Touch the off/
cancel pad and re-enter the instructions.
for 4 seconds
Audiblesipnab
To unlock the control
Your microwave oven comes with audible signals
that can guide you when setting and using
your oven:
0 A programming tone will sound each time you
touch a pad.
0 A single long tone signals the end of a cooking
cycle or minute timer function.
0 To cancel the tones, touch number pad 1 for
4 seconds. To turn the tones back on, touch
number pad 1 again for 4 seconds.
TOUCH
lntenupting 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
START
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ENTERn
If you do not want to continue cooking:
0 Close the door and the light goes off.
OR
l
TOUCH
OFF
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“LOCK” will appear on the display if a pad is touched.
panel:
for 4 seconds
Usinpthe learningfeature
You can set 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 learning
feature:
TOUCH
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for 5 seconds
“DEMO” will appear on the display.
To cancel the learning
feature:
TOUCH
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for 5 seconds
CANCEL
NOTE: Before setting a function, touch the off/cancel
pad to make sure no other function is on.
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BUILT-IN
KITS
You can build in your microwave oven by using one of the following trim kits. These kits are available from
your Whirlpool Dealer. If your dealer does not stock the kit you can order it, by kit part number, by calling
l-800-253-1301
and following the instructions and telephone prompts you hear.
SIZE
COLOR
KIT MODEL NO.
FOR INSTALLATION
OVER WHIRLPOOL
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ForModelMTbizoXE
24”
Black
MK6124XEB
RBS240PDB RBS245PDB SB130PEDB SBlGOPEEB
27”
Black
MK6127XEB
RBS270PDB RBS275PDB RBS277PDB SB130PEDB
SBl GOPEEB
30”
Black
MK6120XEB
RBS305PDB RBS307PDB
24”
White
MK6124XEQ
RBS245PDQ SBl GOPEEQ
27”
White
MK6127XEQ
RBS275PDQ RBS277PDQ SBl GOPEEQ
30”
White
MK6120XEQ
RBS305PDQ RBS307PDQ
ForModelMTgi6oXE
27”
Black
MK9167XEB
RBS270PDB RBS275PDB RBS277PDB SB130PEDB
SBl GOPEEB
30”
Black
MK91 GOXEB
RBS305PDB RBS307PDB
27”
White
MK9167XEQ
RBS275PDQ RBS277PDQ SBl GOPEEQ
30”
White
MK91 GOXEQ
RBS305PDQ RBS307PDQ
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.
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NOTES:
0 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 the clock set pad. A “0”
will show on the display. Continue to set the clock
as shown on the next page.
l If you have touched in an incorrect time, such as
12:65, “ERROR” will show on the display. Touch
the off/cancel pad, then touch the clock set pad
and start over.
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(cow.)
YOU SEE
1. Choose the setting.
2. Enter the time of day.
Example for 3:25:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
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3. Complete your entry.
TOUCH
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CLOCK
SET
OR
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START
ENTERfl
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-------You can use your microwave oven as a kitchen
timer. Use the minute timer for timing up to
99 minutes, 99 seconds.
NOTES:
0 To see the time of day while the minute timer is
counting down, touch the clock set pad.
0 If you want to use other command pads while the
minute timer is counting down, touch the off/
cancel pad to cancel the minute timer.
1. Enter the time to be counted down.
Example
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
for 3 minutes:
2. Start the countdown.
(display counts down
set time)
YOU SEE
3. When the set time ends, a long tone will sound.
The display will show the time of day when you
touch the off/cancel pad.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
(time of day)
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USINCYOURMICROWAVE
OVEN
This section gives you instructions
carefully.
for operating
each function.
Please read these instructions
COOKING
ATHIGH
COOK
--------------- --- POWER
- - ----NOTE: If you use full power for more than 3 hours,
the oven will stop on its own.
1. Put your food in the oven and close the door.
2. Set the cooking time.
Example for 1 minute,
TOUCH
YOU SEE
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30 seconds:
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3. Start the oven.
0
TOUCH
YOU SEE
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(display counts down
cooking time)
4. When the cooking time ends, a long tone will
sound and the oven will stop.
The display will show the time of day when you
open the door.
YOU SEE
YOU SEE
(time of day)
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For best results, some recipes call for different 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.
NOTE: Refer to a reliable cookbook for cooking times.
COOK POWER
NAME
WHEN TO USE IT
100% of full power
High
l
Quick heating many convenience foods and
foods with high water content, such as soups
and beverages
l Cooking small tender pieces of meat, ground
meat, poultry pieces, fish fillets, and vegetables
9=90% of full power
l
Heating cream soups
8=80% of full power
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Heating rice, pasta, or casseroles
7=70% of full power
Medium-High
6=60% of full power
5=50% of full power
3=30% of full power
Cooking requiring special care, such as cheese
and egg dishes, pudding, and custards
0 Finishing cooking casseroles
Medium
0 Cooking ham, whole poultry, and pot roasts
0 Melting chocolate
0 Simmering stews
l Heating pastries
Medium-Low,
Defrost
2=20% of full power
1=lO% of full power
Cooking and heating foods that need a
cook power lower than high (for example, whole
fish and meat loaf) or when food is cooking
too fast
0 Reheating a single serving of food
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4=40% of full power
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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. Follow recipe or food package
instructions if available.
0 Defrosting foods, such as bread, fish, meats,
poultry, and precooked foods
l
Low
Softening butter, cheese, and ice cream
0 Keeping food warm
0 Taking chill out of fruit
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1. Put your food in the oven and close the door.
2. Set the cooking time.
Example for 7 minutes,
30 seconds:
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3. Set the cook power.
Example
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
for 50% cook power:
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4. Set the hold time (optional).
You can hold your food in the oven for a specific
amount of time after cooking. Set the hold time
by entering the time and a cook power of “0.”
Example
for a B-minute
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
hold time:
5. Start the oven.
(display counts down
cooking time)
6. When the cooking time ends, a long tone will
YOU SEE
sound and the oven will stop.
The display will show the time of day when you
open the door.
YOU SEE
(time of day)
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INSTAGES
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 your food in the oven and close the door.
2. Set the cooking time for the first cycle.
Example for 7 minutes, 30 seconds:
TOUCH
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3. Set the cook power for the first cycle.
Example for 50% cook power:
7
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TOUCH
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5
4. Set the cooking time for the second cycle.
Example for 3 minutes, 25 seconds:
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21
COOKING
INSTAGES
(CONT.)
5. Set the cook power for the second cycle.
To cook at full (100%) power, skip to Step 6.
To cook at another cook power (example
for 60% cook power):
YOU SEE
TOUCH
I
I
TOUCH
YOU SEE
El
6
6. Start the oven.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
[-q
m
(display counts down
cooking time in each cycle)
7. When the cooking time ends, a long tone will
sound and the oven will stop.
The display will show the time of day when you
open the door.
YOU SEE
(time of day)
Chanpinpor addinginstructions
You can change times or cook powers, or add
cycles any time before or after touching the
start/enter pad:
0 Touch the off/cancel pad twice.
l Enter your new instructions.
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Cooking with AUTO COOK lets you cook common
microwave-prepared
foods without needing to
set times and cook powers. AUTO COOK has
preset times and cook powers for six major food
categories: Fresh Vegetables, Frozen Vegetables,
Rice, Ground Meat, Fish Fillets, and Frozen Main Dish.
All you do is touch the auto cook pad, then enter
the amount being cooked. Your microwave oven
does the rest.
NOTE: If you want to cook by entering a time and
cook power, see the “Microwave cooking chart”
in the ‘Cooking Guide” section.
1. Put your food in the oven and close the door.
2. Choose the setting.
Example for Setting
TOUCH
YOU SEE
2 (Frozen Vegetables):
NOTE: See the “Auto cook chart” or the Cook
Guide Label on the frame behind the door for the
food settings available.
AUTO
COOK
El
twice
3. Enter the amount of items to be heated.
Example
for 3 items:
4. Start the oven.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
(display counts down
cooking time)
5. When the cooking time ends, a long tone will
sound and the oven will stop.
NOTE: Different words will appear on the display
depending upon which food you are cooking.
(example)
The display will show the time of day when you
open the door.
YOU SEE
(time of day)
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AUTO
COOK
CHAKl
SElTING
TOUCH AUTO
COOK PAD
QUANTITY
MT61 20XE
MT916OXE
PROCEDURE
Fresh
Vegetables
once
l-6 cups
l-8 cups
For beans, carrots, corn, and peas add 1 tablespoon of water per cup. For broccoli, brussels
sprouts, cabbage, and 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 the oven, stir, cover,
and let stand 3 to 5 minutes before serving.
Frozen
Vegetables
twice
l-6 cups
l-8 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% cups), touch “1” for 1 cup of “tender crisp”
vegetables (you cannot enter l/2 cup amounts)
or touch “2” for two cups of vegetables more
fully cooked.
Rice
3 times
OS-2 cups
0.5-2 cups
Use this setting to cook rice by selecting the
number pads. For l/2 cup, touch 5; for 1 cup,
touch 1 and 0; for 1.5 cups, touch 1 and 5;
and for 2 cups touch 2 and 0. Place rice into
a deep casserole. Cover with a lid or plastic
wrap. After cooking, stir, cover and let stand
3-5 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed.
Ground
Meat
4 times
0.3-2.0 Ibs
0.3-2.0 Ibs
Use this setting 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 the start/enter pad. After cooking, let stand,
covered, for 2-3 minutes.
Fish Fillets
5 times
0.5-2.0 Ibs
0.5-2.0 Ibs
Use this setting 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.
Frozen
Main Dish
6 times
6-8 oz
9-11 oz
12-14 oz
15-17 oz
Use this pad for frozen convenience foods. It
will give you satisfactory results for most brands.
Remove lid from container and place frozen main
dish in oven. Touch AUTO COOK Pad 6 times for
frozen main dish. Then enter the food’s weight by
touching the number pads and touch START/
ENTER. Heat only one main dish at a time.
NOTE: If you enter an amount not shown in the chart above, “ERROR” will appear. AUTO COOK will only
operate with the amounts shown.
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USING
AUTO
DEFROST
Your microwave oven automatically defrosts a
variety of common meats at preset cook powers
for preset times. The 3-stage AUTO DEFROST
cycle defrosts ground meat, steaks, chops, fish,
and chicken pieces. All you do is touch AUTO
DEFROST, then enter the weight of the items being
defrosted. Your microwave oven does the rest.
If “ERROR” appears on the display, touch the
off/cancel pad and start over.
l To defrost items not listed in AUTO DEFROST,
use a cooking time and 30% cook power. Let
the food stand after defrosting. Refer to a reliable
cookbook for defrosting information.
l
NOTES:
0 If you want to change the defrost time after
choosing AUTO DEFROST, see the “Adding or
subtracting cooking time” section.
1. Put your frozen food in the oven and close
the door.
2. Touch the auto defrost pad.
Example for Ground Meat (Setting
YOU SEE
TOUCH
1):
NOTE: See the “Auto defrost chart” for the
settings available.
once
3. Enter the food’s weight.
Touch number pads.
Example for 1 .O Ibs:
YOU SEE
TOUCH
1
cl
4. Start the oven.
YOU SEE
TOUCH
f
START
I
(example: display counts
down defrosting time in
first stage)
continued
on next page
25
USING
AUTO
DEFROST
KONT.)
26
5. After the first stage is over, four tones will sound
and the oven will stop.
Open the door, pull apart your meat, and
remove the defrosted portion from the oven.
YOU SEE
6. Close the door.
YOU SEE
USING
AUTO
DEFROST
KOHT.)
7. Restart the oven.
TOUCH
NOTE: The oven stops again after the second
stage to let you check your food.
YOU SEE
(sTARTI
(
ENTER 01
(example: display counts
down defrosting time in
second stage)
8. When the defrosting time ends, a long tone will
sound and the oven will stop.
YOU SEE
The display will show the time of day when you
open the door.
(time of day)
AmoDEFROST
CHART
SElTING
Ground
Meat
Steaks/Chops/Fish
TOUCH AUTO
DEFROST PAD
QUANTITY
PROCEDURE
once
0.5-3.0 Ibs.
Remove any thawed parts after each stage.
Stand, 5-10 minutes.
twice
0.5-4.0 Ibs.
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.
Cover. Stand, lo-20 minutes.
Chicken
Pieces
3 times
0.5-3.0 Ibs.
After the 1st stage, pull apart and rearrange.
After the 2nd stage, if there are warm or
thawed portions, rearrange and cover edges.
Stand, 1O-20 minutes.
NOTE: To defrost items not listed in AUTO DEFROST, use 30% cook power.
DEFROSTING
IIPS
0 When using AUTO DEFROST, you need to enter
the net weight (the weight of the food minus the
container). Enter the weight to the nearest MO lb.
0 Only use AUTO DEFROST for raw food. AUTO
DEFROST gives best results when the food to
be thawed is completely frozen. If the food is
partially defrosted, always set a lower food
weight (for a shorter defrosting time) to prevent
cooking the food.
0 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 the
“Microwave cooking tips” in the “Cooking Guide”
section.)
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 the 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:
BAG SKE (02) 3.5
3.0 or 3.5 1.75
1.50r1.75
POPCORN
TYPE
Reg
Size
Light
Reg
Size
Snack
Size
Light
Snack
Size
TOUCH
POPCORN
once
twice
3 times
4 times
NOTES:
l 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 the off/cancel pad once
or twice.
0 If you want to change the popping time after
choosing POPCORN, see the “Adding or subtracting cooking time” section.
Fire Hazard
Do not repop unpopped kernels.
Do not reuse popcorn bags.
Doing so can result in death, fire, or burns.
USING
POPCORN
(CONT.)
1. Place the bag in the center of the turntable
and close the door.
TOUCH
2. Touch the popcorn pad.
Example
for 3.5 oz regular
YOU SEE
bags:
POPCORN
c
once
After 2 seconds:
YOU SEE
(display counts down
popping time)
3. When the popping time ends, a long tone will
sound and the oven will stop.
The display will show the time of day when you
open the door.
YOU SEE
YOU SEE
(time of day)
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USING
BEVERAGE
BEVERAGE lets you heat a beverage by touching
just one pad.
NOTES:
l 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 the off/cancel pad once or
twice to bring it up.
0 If you want to change the heating time after
choosing BEVERAGE, see the “Adding or
subtracting cooking time” section.
1. Place a cup of a beverage in the oven and close
the door.
2. Choose the size of the beverage.
Each time you touch the beverage pad, the
displayed size goes up by 0.5 cup, up to
2.0 cups.
To heat a half cup of a beverage:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
BEVERAGE
E
once
(display counts down
heating time)
3. When the heating time ends, a long tone will
sound and the oven will stop.
Remove the beverage from the oven and gently
stir it to make temperature even.
The display will show the time of day when you
open the door.
(time of day)
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DINNER PLATE lets you reheat a dinner-size plate of
refrigerated food.
NOTES:
0 Before using DINNER PLATE, be sure the time of
day is showing on the display. If the time of day is
not on the display, touch the off/cancel pad once
or twice to bring it up.
0 If you want to change the heating time after
choosing DINNER PLATE, see the “Adding or
subtracting cooking time” section.
1. Place a plate of food in the oven and close
the door.
2. Choose the size of the dinner plate. Touch the
dinner plate pad once for regular, twice for large,
3 times for small.
To heat a small dinner plate:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
DINNER
PLATE
cl
3 times
After 3 seconds:
YOU SEE
(display counts down
heating time)
3. When the heating time ends, a long tone will
sound and the oven will stop.
The display will show the time of day when you
open the door.
YOU SEE
YOU SEE
(time of day)
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USING
BAKED
POTATO
BAKED POTATO lets you bake 1-6 potatoes
(for Model MT61 20XE) or l-8 potatoes (for Model
MT91 60XE) by touching just one pad.
NOTES:
0 Before using BAKED POTATO, be sure the time of
day is showing on the display. If the time of day is
not on the display, touch the off/cancel pad once
or twice to bring it up.
0 If you want to change the cooking time after
choosing BAKED POTATO, see the “Adding or
subtracting cooking time” section.
1. Place pierced potato(es) in the oven and close
the door.
2. Choose the number of potatoes. Touch the
baked potato pad once for each potato.
Example for 4 potatoes:
After 3 seconds:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
YOU SEE
(display counts down
cooking time)
3. When the cooking time ends, a long tone will
sound and the oven will stop.
The display will show the time of day when you
open the door.
YOU SEE
YOU SEE
(time of day)
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kINGAUTO
REHEAT
AUTO REHEAT lets you reheat food without entering a cooking time or cook power. Choose from five
settings preset for different foods and enter the
quantity to be cooked. See the “Auto reheat chart”
for the settings available.
NOTE: If you want to reheat by entering a time and
cook power, see the “Reheating chart” in the
“Cooking Guide” section.
1. Put your food in the oven and close the door.
2. Choose the reheat cycle you want.
Example
for Setting
YOU SEE
1 (Pasta/Casserole):
once
3. Enter the quantity (1-6 for Model MT61 20XE
or l-8 for Model MT91 60XE).
Example for 1 cup:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
4. Start the oven.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
5. When the reheating time ends, a long tone will
sound and the oven will stop.
The display will show the time of day when you
open the door.
(time of day)
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AUTO
REHEAT
CHART
TOUCH AUTO
REHEAT PAD
SElTING
Model MT61 20XE
QUANTITY
Model MT91 60XE
Pasta/Casserole
once
l-6 cups
l-8 cups
Roll/Muffin,
Fresh
twice
l-8 pieces
l-l 0 pieces
Roll/Muffin,
Frozen
3 times
l-8 pieces
1- 10 pieces
Pizza Slice
4 times
l-6 slices
l-6 slices
SouP
5 times
l-4 cups
l-6 cups
USING
ADDMINUTE
ADD MINUTE lets you cook food 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 one-minute amounts.
NOTES:
0 To extend cooking time while you are cooking,
touch the add minute pad once for each extra
minute.
0 You can enter ADD MINUTE only after closing the
door, after touching the off/cancel pad, or during
cooking.
0 If you touch the add minute pad during cooking, the oven will cook at the cook power you
have set. If you touch the add minute pad after
cooking, the oven will cook at 100% cook
power.
0 You can use ADD MINUTE only with timed
cooking.
0 You can only use ADD MINUTE to start the
oven if no other cooking function is running.
1. Make sure your food is in the oven.
2. Touch the add minute pad.
Example when cooking for one minute:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
pi)
m
once
Example when increasing the time during
cooking for 7 minutes, 16 seconds:
TOUCH
once
again
34
YOU SEE
blNGADDMINUlE
(CONT.)
3. When the cooking time ends, a long tone will
sound and the oven will stop.
YOU SEE
The display will show the time of day when you
open the door.
(time of day)
If a preset cooking time is too long or too short, you
can increase or decrease the cooking time by 7%
after choosing the function.
NOTE: When changing cooking time for POPCORN,
BEVERAGE, BAKED POTATO, or DINNER PLATE,
you must touch the COOK POWER Pad within three
seconds after the last time you touched the chosen
function’s command pad. Otherwise, cooking will
start automatically in three seconds.
To increase
cooking
time by 7%:
TOUCH
I
COOK
POWER
(example for defrost)
To decrease
cooking
time by 7%:
TOUCH
I
I
1
YOU SEE
I
COOK
POWER
I
a second time
35
CARING
FORYOURMICROWAVE
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.
For interior surfaces: Wash often with warm,
sudsy water and a sponge or soft cloth. Use only
mild, nonabrasive soaps or a mild detergent. Be
sure to keep the areas clean where the door and
oven frame touch when closed. Wipe well with
clean water. Over time, stains can occur on the
surfaces as the result of food particles spattering
during cooking. This is normal.
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 or vinegar.
For exterior surfaces and control panel: Use a
soft cloth with spray glass cleaner. Apply the spray
glass cleaner to the soft cloth; do not spray directly
on the oven.
NOTE: Abrasive cleansers, steel-wool pads,
gritty wash cloths, some paper towels, etc.,
can damage the control panel and the interior
and exterior oven surfaces.
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.
Glass
turntable
Turntable
support
36
COOKING
GUIDE
Times are approximate
and may need to be adjusted to individual taste.
NOTE: See “Using auto reheat” in the “Using Your Microwave Oven” section for instructions on how to reheat
without cooking time and cook Dower.
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5-8 min. per lb.
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5-7X min. per lb.
4-7 min. per lb.
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170” F
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continued
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39
Fishandseafoodcookinqchart (cont.)
MICROWAVE
PROCEDURE
CUT
Shrimp
8 Scallops
POWER LEVEL (80%)
4-6 min. per lb.
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Artichokes
Fresh
Asparagus
Fresh Spears
ver. Rearrange after 3 min.
Frozen Spears
Beans
Fresh, Green
and Wax
Frozen, Green
Frozen, Lima
Beets
Fresh, Whole
Broccoli
Fresh, Spears
Fresh, Pieces
Frozen, Spears,
Cuts, Chopped
casserole. 1 tbsp. water.
r. Rearrange after 3 min.
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VEGETABLE
Brussels
Fresh
COOKING
PROCEDURE
Sprouts
Frozen
2-qt. casserole. %cup water.
Cover. Stir after 2 min.
1-qt. casserole. 2 tbsp. water.
Cover. Stir after 3 min.
3 min.
2-qt. casserole. 2 tbsp. water.
Cover. Stir after 4 min.
2-qt. casserole. 2 tbsp. water.
Cover. Rearrange after 5 min.
2 min.
3 min.
Cabbage
Shredded
Carrots
Fresh, Slices
Frozen, Slices
Cauliflower
Fresh, Flowerets
Fresh, Whole
Frozen, Flowerets
Corn
Fresh, on Cob
Frozen, on Cob
Frozen, Whole
Kernel
Okra
Fresh, Whole
Frozen, Whole
or Slices
Peas, Black-Eyed
Frozen
3 min.
2 tbsp. water.
3 min.
1 tbsp. water.
3 min.
3 min.
1-qt. casserole. 1 tbsp. water.
Cover. Stir after 2 min.
Remove leaves and core
center. 2-qt. casserole.
2 tbsp. water. Cover.
2 min.
1-qt. casserole.
Cover. Stir after
1-qt. casserole.
Cover. Stir after
3 min.
3 min.
1-qt. casserole. 1 tbsp.
water. Cover. Stir after 3 min.
2 min.
g-in. pie plate. 2 tbsp. water.
Cover. Rearrange after 4 min.
2-qt. oval or rectangular
casserole. l/4 cup water.
Cover.
5 min.
g-in. pie plate. 2 tbsp. water.
Cover. Rearrange after 4 min.
2-qt. oval or rectangular
casserole. YI cup water.
Cover.
1-qt. casserole. 1 tbsp.
water. Cover. Stir after 2 min.
1% - 2-qt. casserole. YI cup
water. Cover. Stir after 3 min.
1 l/2 - 2-qt. casserole. 2 tbsp.
water. Cover. Stir after 3 min.
2-qt. casserole. YI cup water.
Cover. Stir after 4 min.
5 min.
5 min.
5 min.
2 min.
3 min.
3 min.
3 min.
continued
on next page
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Potatoes
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Spinach
Fresh
Frozen, Leaf
or Chopped
Squash
Fresh, Acorn
Fresh, Sliced
Zucchini
Frozen, Mashed
Sweet Potatoes
Baked
Tomatoes
Fresh
Canned
Vegetables
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COOKING
PROCEDURE
1-qt. casserole.
Cover. Stir after
1-qt. casserole.
Cover. Stir after
% cup water.
3 min.
1 tbsp. water.
3 min.
Pierce. Place on paper towels.
Turn over, rearrange at % time.
Let stand, foil wrapped.
Peel and quarter potatoes.
2-qt. casserole. Cover. Stir
after 5 min.
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5,-10 min.
3 min.
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Wash and trim. Add no water.
3-qt. casserole. Cover. Stir
after 3 min.
2 min.
1-qt. casserole. Add no water.
Cover. Stir after 3 min.
2 min.
Pierce. Place on paper towel.
Turn over after 4 min.
min.
1-qt. casserole. Add no water.
Cover. Stir after 2 min.
1-qt. casserole. Add no water.
Cover. Break apart and stir
after 3 min.
min.
Pierce. Place on paper towels.
Turn over, rearrange after
5 min.
min.
min.
Halve tomatoes. Round dish.
Cover. Rearrange once.
min.
min.
1-qt. casserole. Drain all
but 2 tbsp. liquid. Stir once.
min.
min.
HKR~WAVE
coo~l~cnps
Amountof food
l
If you increase or decrease the amount of food
you prepare, the time it takes to cook that food
will also change. For example, if you double a
recipe, add a little more than half the original
cooking time. Check for doneness and, if
necessary, add more time in small increments.
Startinytemperatureof food
l
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.
Compositionof 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.
l 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
Sizeandshape
Smaller pieces of food will cook faster than
larger pieces. Also, same-shaped pieces cook
more evenly than different-shaped
pieces.
0 With foods that have different thicknesses,
the thinner parts will cook faster than the thicker
parts. Place the thinner parts of chicken wings
and legs in the center of the dish.
l
Coveringfood
Cover food to:
l Reduce splattering
Shorten cooking times
l Keep food moist
You can use any covering that lets microwaves
through.
l
pass
Rebasinppressurein foods
l
Several foods (for example: baked potatoes,
sausages, egg yolks, and some fruits) are tightly
covered by a skin or membrane. Steam can build
up under the membrane during cooking, causing
the food to burst. To relieve the pressure and to
prevent bursting, pierce these foods before
cooking with a fork, cocktail pick, or toothpick.
Usingstandinptime
0 Always allow food to stand after cooking. Standing time after defrosting and cooking allows the
temperature to evenly spread throughout the food,
improving the cooking results.
0 The length of the standing time depends on
how much food you are cooking and how dense
it is. 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.
Stirring, turning foods
0 Stirring and turning foods spreads heat quickly
to the center of the dish and avoids overcooking
at the outer edges of the food.
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HKR~WNE
co0~1~c
ms (CONT.)
Arraqiny food
For best results, place food evenly on the plate.
You can do this in several ways:
l If you are cooking several items of the same
food, such as baked potatoes, place them in a
ring pattern for uniform cooking.
0 When cooking foods of uneven shapes or
thickness, such as chicken breasts, place the
smaller or thinner area of the food towards the
center of the dish where it will be heated last.
Layer thin slices of meat on top of each other.
l 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. When using foil, make sure
it doesn’t touch the sides of the oven.
l Do not let food or a container touch the top or
sides of the oven. This will prevent possible
arcing.
l
Usingaluminumfoil
Metal containers 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. When using aluminum foil
containers, cooking times may be longer because
microwaves will only penetrate the top of the food.
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If you use aluminum containers without package
instructions, follow these guidelines:
l Place the container in a glass bowl and add some
water so that it covers the bottom of the container,
not more than l/4 inch high. This ensures even
heating of the container bottom.
0 Always remove the lid to avoid damage to
the oven.
0 Use only undamaged containers.
0 Do not use containers taller than 3/4inch.
l Container
must be half filled.
l To avoid arcing, there must be a minimum l/4 inch
between the aluminum container and the walls
of the oven and also between two aluminum
containers.
0 Always place the container on the turntable.
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 depending upon
the type of container you use.
0 Let food stand for 2-3 minutes after heating so
that heat is spread evenly throughout container.
Cookinpyoushouldnot do in your
microwaveoven
0 Do not do canning of foods in the oven. Closed
glass jars may explode, resulting in damage to
the oven or possible personal injury.
0 Do not use the microwave oven to sterilize objects
(baby bottles, etc.). It is difficult to keep the oven at
the high temperature needed for safe sterilization.
QUESllONSANDhSWERS
QUESTIONS
ANSWERS
Can I operate my microwave oven without the
turntable or turn the turntable over to hold 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 the rack is supplied
with your microwave oven. If you use a rack not
supplied with the microwave oven, you can get
poor cooking performance and/or arcing.
Can I use either metal or aluminum pans in my
microwave oven?
You can use aluminum foil for shielding (use
small, flat pieces), small skewers, and shallow
foil trays (if tray is not taller than VI inch deep and
half filled with food to absorb microwave energy).
Never allow metal to touch walls or door. (For
more information, see “Using aluminum foil” in the
“Microwave cooking tips” section.
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
pears wavy. Is this normal?
oven ap-
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
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
“Standing time” means that food should be
removed from the oven and covered for additional
time to allow it to finish cooking. This frees the
oven for other cooking.
time” mean?
when the
Why does steam come out of the air exhaust vent?
Steam is normally produced during cooking. The
microwave oven has been designed to vent this
steam out the rear vents.
Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven?
How do I get the best results?
Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn
following manufacturer’s guidelines or use the
preset Popcorn pad. Do not use regular paper
bags. Use the “listening test” by stopping the
oven as soon as the popping slows to a “pop”
every one or two seconds. Do not repop unpopped
kernels. Do not pop popcorn in glass utensils.
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Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of
any kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service.
If you still need help, see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section.
M~~WNE OVEN
~0~sNOT
WORK
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Nothing works.
0 The power supply cord is not plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage. (See the “Electrical requirements” in the “Installation Instructions”
section and “Electrical connection” in the “Getting to Know” section.)
0 A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped.
0 The electric company has had a power failure.
The microwave
will not run.
oven
0 You are using the oven as a timer. Touch the off/cancel
minute timer.
0
e
0
0
pad to cancel the
The door is not firmly closed and latched.
You did not touch the start/enter pad.
You did not follow directions exactly.
An operation that you set earlier is still running. Touch the off/cancel
cancel that operation.
pad to
COOKING
TIMES
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Microwave cooking
times seem too long.
0 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.
0 The cook power is not at the recommended setting. Check the “Microwave
cooking chart” section.
0 You have not allowed enough cooking time for the amount of food being
cooked. Larger amounts of food need longer cooking times.
The display shows a time
counting down but the
oven is not cooking.
0 You have set the controls as a minute timer. Touch the off/cancel
cancel the minute timer.
pad to
TURNTABLE
PROBLEM
The turntable will
not turn.
0 The turntable is not correctly in place. It should be correct-side up and sitting
firmly on the center shaft.
0 The support is not operating correctly. Remove the turntable and restart the
oven. If the support still does not move, call an authorized Whirlpool service
technician for repair. Cooking without the turntable can give you poor results.
[ONES
PROBLEM
CAUSE
You do not hear the
programming or endof-cycle tone.
0 You have not entered the correct command.
0 You have turned off the tone. See “Audible signals” in the “Control panel
features” section.
FANPROBEMS
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The fan seems to be
running slower than usual.
0 The oven has been stored in a cold area. The fan will run slower until the
oven warms up to normal room temperature.
DISPLAY
MESSAGES
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The display is flashing
“00:0a.”
0 There has been a power interruption. Reset the clock. (See “Setting the
clock” in the “Getting to Know” section.)
If none of these items are causing your problem, see the “Requesting
Assistance
or Service” section.
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To avoid unnecessary service calls, please check the “Troubleshooting”
section.
cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
It may save you the
IFYOUNEED
ASSISTANCE
ORSERVICE
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center toll free at 1-800-253-i301.
Our consultants
are available to
assist you.
w
When calling:
Please know the purchase date, and
the complete model and serial number of your
appliance (see the “A Note to You” section). This
information will help us better respond to your
request.
q
Our consultants
provide assistance with:
l Features and specifications
on our full line
of appliances
0 Installation information
0 Use and maintenance procedures
0 Accessory and repair parts sales
Do-it-yourself repair help
l Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing impaired, limited vision, etc.)
l Referrals to local dealers, service companies, and
repair parts distributors
l
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, you can also look in your telephone
directory Yellow Pages.
IFYOUNEED
REPLACEMENT
PARTS
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you only use FSP@factory authorized
parts. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work
right, because they are made to the same exacting
specifications used to build every new
WHIRLPOOL@ appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, call
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number
or your nearest authorized service center.
FOR
FURlHER
ASSISTANCE
If you need further assistance, you can write to
Whirlpool with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Consumer Assistance Center
c/o Correspondence Dept.
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
If the dealer, authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem, you can contact the
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
(MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voice consumer views at the
highest levels of the major appliance industry.
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
This index is alphabetical. It contains
on which you can find each topic.
all the topics included
PAGE
TOPIC
in this manual, along with the page(s)
PAGE
TOPIC
FOIL .......................................................
44
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
.............................
6, 10
AUDIBLE SIGNALS ....................................................
13
ERROR SIGNALS.. .....................................................
13
BUILT-IN KITS ...........................................................
14
GROUNDING
ALUMINUM
INSTRUCTIONS
.6
...................................
CARING FOR YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN ............... .36
HOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN WORKS ............. 7, 8
CHARTS
Auto cook ..............................................................
Auto defrost.. .........................................................
Auto reheat ............................................................
Fish and seafood cooking .....................................
Meat roasting ........................................................
Popcorn .................................................................
Poultry roasting ......................................................
Reheating ..............................................................
Vegetable cooking .................................................
INSTALLATION
.24
.27
.34
.39
.38
.28
39
.37
.40
CONTROL PANEL ...............................................
12, 13
Add minute ............................................................
.34
Adding or subtracting cooking time ....................... 35
Audible signals .......................................................
13
Auto cook ..............................................................
.23
Auto defrost.. .........................................................
.25
Auto reheat .............................................................
33
Baked potato .........................................................
.32
Beverage ...............................................................
.30
Clock set ................................................................
14
Cooking at different cook powers .......................... 18
Cooking at high cook power .................................. 17
21
Cooking in stages ...................................................
Cook power ..........................................
18, 19, 21, 22
Cook time.. .................................................
17, 19, 21
Dinner plate ...........................................................
.31
Hold time ...............................................................
.20
Interrupting cooking ...............................................
13
Learning feature .....................................................
13
Minute timer ...........................................................
16
Number pads.. ........................................................
12
Off/cancel ...............................................................
13
Popcorn .................................................................
.28
Safety lock.. ............................................................
13
Start/enter ..............................................................
13
INSTRUCTIONS
................................
.5
PARTS AND FEATURES
Cooking guide label ................................................
Door open button ...................................................
Door safety lock system .........................................
Light ........................................................................
.7,
Magnetron .........................................................
.............................
serial
number
plate..
Model and
7, 10, 11, 36,
Turntable ..........................................
Vents (exhaust & air intake openings) .....................
Window ..................................................................
11
11
11
11
45
11
45
.5
11
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ....................................
45
.45
RACK ........................................................................
RADIO INTERFERENCE ...............................................
8
REQUESTING ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE .............. .48
SAFETY .........................................................
.3, 4, 9, 10
STANDING TIME ............................................
28, 43, 45
TESTING YOUR DINNERWARE OR COOKWARE
..... .9
TESTING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN ........................ .8
TIPS
.32
Baked potato .........................................................
.8, 43
Cooking .............................................................
.26, 28
Defrosting ........................................................
31
Dinner plate ............................................................
28
Popcorn ..................................................................
TROUBLESHOOTING
.........................................
WARRANTY ...............................................................
.46, 47
52
51
WARRANTY
WHIRPOOL”
MICROWAVE
OVEN
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
materials or workmanship.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
ovens if defective in
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.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
4. Replace owner-accessible
light bulbs.
Repairs when your microwave oven is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
In-home service. Your microwave oven must be taken to an authorized Whirlpool service company,
except when your microwave oven is installed over an approved Whirlpool oven using an approved
built-in kit. (See the “Built-In kits” section for a list of approved built-in kits.)
Damage to your microwave oven caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
Any labor costs during limited warranty.
Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
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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 exclusion or limitation 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 dealer.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting”
section of this book. After checking “Troubleshooting,”
additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section or by calling our
Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-860-253-1361,
from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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