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Microwave Oven
Use and Care Manual
Table of Contents
Introduction............................................. 1
Precautions to Avoid Possible
Exposure to Excessire Microwave
Energy....................................................... 1
Important Safety Instructions ......... 2~3
Installation Recommendations............ 4
Control Panel ...................................... 5~6
Oven Features at a Glance .................... 7
Operating Basics .............................. 8~12
Special Features.............................. 12~16
Care and Cleaning ......................... 17~19
Questions and Answers ...................... 20
Before You Call..................................... 21
Never operate the oven when it is empty or
without the glass turntable.
Congratulations on your purchase of an over-the
range microwave oven. For best results, we
suggest reading this guide carefully. You will
find instructions on the proper operation and
maintenance of your microwave.
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
D. The oven should not be adjusted or
repaired by anyone except properly
qualified service personnel.
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:
11. Read all instructions before using the appliance.
12. Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO
MICROWAVE ENERGY” found on page 1.
13. This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to
properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS” on page 4.
14. Install or locate this appliance in accordance with the
provided installation instructions. Do not mount over
a sink
15. This microwave oven is UL listed for installation
over electric and gas ranges.
This over-the-range oven was designed for use over
ranges no wider than 30 inches.
16. For best operation, plug this appliance into its
own electrical outlet, to prevent flickering of
lights, blowing of fuse or tripping of circuit
17. Some products such as whole eggs and sealed
containers - for example, closed jars - are able to
explode and should not be heated in this oven. In
rare instances, poached eggs have been known to
explode. Cover poached eggs and allow standing
time of one minute before cutting into them.
18. Foods with unbroken outer “skin” such as potatoes,
sausages, tomatoes, apples, chicken livers and other
giblets, and egg yolks (see previous caution) should
be pierced to allow steam to escape during cooking.
“Boilable” cooking pouches and tightly closed
plastic bags should be slit, pierced or vented.
19. Do not heat, store or use flammable materials in or
near the oven. Fumes can create a fire hazard or
10. 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 defrost
food. It is not designed for industrial, laboratory or
commercial use. it is intended for home use only.
11. As with any appliance, close supervision is
necessary when used by children.
12. 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.
13. This appliance should be serviced only by qualified
service personnel. Contact nearest authorized service
facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
14. Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
15. Do not use or store this appliance outdoors. Do not
use this product near water - for example, near a
kitchen sink, in a wet basement or near a swimming
pool, or similar locations.
16. Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
17. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
18. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
19. When cleaning surfaces of door and oven that come
together on closing the door, use only mild, nonabrasive soaps or detergents applied with a sponge
or soft cloth.
20. 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.
Avoid using recycled paper products. Do not use
newspaper or other printed paper in the oven.
Such products sometimes contain impurities
which could ignite.
b. Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags
before placing them 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 oven for storage. Do not leave
paper products, cooking utensils or food in the
oven when not in use.
e. Do not pop popcorn except in a microwave approved
popcorn popper or in a commercial package
recommended especially for microwave ovens.
f. Do not overcook potatoes. They may dehydrate
and catch fire.
g. Do not use for drying clothes, linens, newspaper
or similar non-food type items.
21. Do not operate the oven when empty or with an
empty utensil to avoid damage to the oven and
danger of fire.
22. Do not lean on the oven door. The door is designed
to close tightly and seal properly for safe operation.
Leaning on the door may warp or break the hinges.
31. Do not use a thermometer in food you are
microwaving unless the thermometer is designed or
recommended for use in the microwave oven.
32. Plastic cookware designed for microwave cooking is
very useful, but should be used carefully. Even
microwave-safe plastic may not be as tolerant of
overcooking conditions as are glass or ceramic
materials and may soften or char if subjected to
short periods of overcooking. In longer exposures to
overcooking, the food and cookware could ignite.
For these reasons:1) Use microwave-safe plastics
only and use them in strict compliance with the
cookware manufacturer’s recommendations. 2) Do
not subject empty cookware to microwaving. 3) Do
not permit children to use plastic cookware without
complete supervision.
33. Do not store anythig directly on top of the
microwave oven surface when the oven is in
34. TV dinners may be microwaved in foil trays less
than 3/4” deep; remove top foil cover and return tray
to box. When using metal in microwave oven, keep
metal at least 1 inch away from the sides of the
35. Do not defrost frozen beverages in narrow necked
36. Cookware may become hot because of heat
transferred from the heated food. Potholders may be
needed to handle the cookware.
37. Do not try to melt paraffin wax in the oven. Paraffin
wax will not melt in a microwave oven because it
allows microwaves to pass through it.
38. Never use sharp-edged utensils in or near the oven.
39. Hot foods and steam can cause burns. Be careful
when opening containers of hot food, including
popcorn bags, cooking pouches and boxes. To
prevent possible injury, direct steam away from
hands and face.
40. Clean the vent hood often. Do not allow grease to
build up on the hood or the filter.
41. Use care when cleaning the vent hood filter.
Corrosive cleaning agents, such as lye-based oven
cleaners, may damage the filter.
42. When flaming foods are under the hood, turn the
fan on.
23. To avoid exposure to dangerous high voltage, DO
inside the oven cavity.
24. Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to
be overheated beyond the boiling point without
appearing to be boiling due to surface tension of
the liquid. Visible bubbling or boiling when the
container is removed from the microwave oven is
not always present. THIS COULD RESULT IN
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
1 Do not overheat the liquid.
2 Stir the liquid both before and halfway
through heating it
3 Do not use straight-sided containers with
narrow necks.
4 After heating, allow the container to stand in
the microwave oven for a short time before
removing the container.
5 Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or
other utensil into the container.
25. Read and follow specific microwave oven
preparation instructions on food packages or
containers (especially baby food). Above all, this
is a cooking appliance designed to prepare food.
26. Use only cooking utensils and accessories made for
use in the microwave and specifically described in
this manual.
27. Microwave oven manufacturers do not recommend
deep fat frying or frying in a microwave oven. Hot
oil can damage oven parts and utensils and even
result in skin burns.
28. Plastic wrap : Use only those types designed for
microwave oven use and avoid forming an air-tight
seal. Fold back a small corner or cut a small slit to
allow steam to escape.
29. Stay near the appliance while it is in use and check
cooking progress frequently. Leaving the appliance
unattended may reslut in overcooked food and
possibly a fire in your oven.
30. Foods cooked in liquids (such as pasta) may tend
to boil over more rapidly than foods containing less
moisture. Should this occur, refer to the Care and
Cleaning section for insturctions on how to clean the
inside of the oven.
Installation Recommendations
Do not under any circumstance cut or remove the
third (ground) prong from the power cord. Do not use
an adapter plug with this appliance. See pages 1 and
2 of the Installation Manual for acceptable extension
cord specifications.
Remove all packing materials both outside and inside the
oven before using the oven. The oven requires free
movement of air for proper operation. Do NOT block air
vents located by the top air grill and underneath the oven.
Grounding Instructions
Interference Note
This appliance 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. This appliance is equipped with a
cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug.
The plug must be plugged into a 120v, 15amp. outlet
that is properly installed and grounded.
Microwave ovens generate radio frequency energy
during operation and if not installed properly may
cause interference to radio and television reception.
You can determine if this unit is causing interference
by turning it on and off while the interference is
occurring. If interference occurs, it may be corrected
by one or more of the following measures:
WARNING - Improper use of the grounding
plug can result in a risk of electric shock.
◆ clean door and seal surfaces of the oven;
◆ reorient the television or radio receiving antenna;
◆ the oven with respect to the television or radio
receiver, and/or
◆ Plug the oven into a different oulet so that it and the
television or radio receiver are on different circuits.
Consult a qualified electrician or service technician if
the grounding instructions are not completely
understood or if doubt exists as to whether the
appliance is properly grounded.
Where standard two-prong wall receptacle is
encountered, it is your personal reponsibility and
obligation to have it replaced with a properly
grounded three-prong wall receptacle.
If the interference persists, you may want to consult
an experienced radio/television technician for
additional information.
Automatic Fan Protection feature
excessive temperatures occur. Should this happen, the
fan cannot be manually turned off, but it will
automatically turn off when the internal parts have
cooled. The fan may stay on for up to an hour after the
range and microwave oven controls have been turned
Cooking appliances installed under the microwave oven
may, under some heavy usage conditions, cause
temperatures high enough to overheat some internal
parts of the microwave oven.
To prevent overheating from taking place, the exhaust
fan is designed to automatically turn on at a low speed if
M i c r o w a v i n g Ti p s
◆ Make sure all cookware used in your microwave
oven is suitable for microwaving. Most glass cooking
dishes, measuring cups, custard cups, pottery or china
dinnerware, which does not have metallic trim or
glaze with metallic sheen, can be used.
◆ If you are not sure if a dish is microwave-safe, use
this test: Place in the oven the dish you are testing and
a glass measuring cup filled with one cup of water.
Set the measuring cup either in or next to the dish.
Microwave 1 minute at high. If the dish heats, it
should not be used for microwaving. If the dish
remains cool and only the water in the cup heats, then
the dish is microwave-safe.
◆ Paper towels, waxed paper and plastic wrap can be
used to cover dishes in order to retain moisture and
prevent spattering. Be sure to vent plastic wrap so
steam can escape.
To u c h C o n t r o l P a n e l
The Touch Control Panel allows you to set the oven controls with the touch of a finger.
It’s designed to be easy to use and understand.
11. AUTO DEFROST - Touch this pad and enter
food weight, then START. The oven automatically sets power levels and defrosting time.
(Page 10)
11. DISPLAY - Displays time of day, time or
temperature during cooking functions, power
level being used, cooking mode and instructions.
12. POPCORN - Touch this pad to cook
prepackaged microwave popcorn weighing 3.5
ounces. The oven will start automatically.
(Page 12)
12. ADD MINUTE -Touch this pad for 1 minute of
cook time, to add 1 minute of cook time as the
timer is counting down or for an “instant on” for
1 minute. (Page 9)
13. BEVERAGE - Touch this pad to reheat a
beverage. The oven will start automatically.
(Page 13)
13. POWER LEVEL - Touch this pad if you want
to change from antomatic Power Level 10 (High)
for cooking. (Page 8-9)
14. FAVORITE CHOICE - Touch this pad to
recall three cooking instructions placed in
memory and to program sound level of signals,
scroll speed and disable clock display. (Page 13)
14. NUMBER PADS - Touch these pads to enter
cooking time, defrosting time, time of day, power
level or food weights for Auto Defrost.
15. WARM - Touch this pad and safely keep food
warm for up to 30 minutes. (Page 13)
15. BAKED POTATO - Touch this pad to cook 1-4
potatoes. The oven will start automatically. (Page
16. TIMER - This feature uses no microwave
energy. It functions as a kitchen timer, as a
holding period after defrost or as a delay timer
before time cooking. (Page 9)
16. DINNER PLATE - Touch this pad to reheat a
dinner plate full of chilled leftovers. (Page 13)
17. FROZEN PIZZA - Touch this pad to heat
frozen pizza. The oven will start automatically.
(Page 13)
17. CANCEL/OFF - When touched once, it pauses
the oven operation. When touched twice, it shuts
off the oven and erases all settings (except time
of day).
18. FROZEN VEGETABLE - Touch this pad to
cook frozen vegetables. The oven will start
automatically. (Page 14)
18. CLOCK - Touch this pad to enter time of day or
check time of day while microwaving. (Page 8)
19. AUTO COOK - Will automatically compute the
microwave power and cook time. Refer to Auto
Cook Guide. (Page 14)
19. START - After all selections are made, touch
this pad to start the oven or timer.
20. VENT FAN - Touch this pad if you want to
know the feature of key pad on the control panel.
(Page 16)
10. TIME COOK - Microwave for a selected
amount of time.
◆ Power Level 10 (High) is automatic but lower
heat levels may be programmed. (Page 8)
21. LIGHT - Touch this pad to turn on or off the
light. (Page 16)
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◆ Each time a pad is touched, a BEEP will sound.
◆ When CANCEL/OFF Pad is touched during oven operation, the oven
will stop, however, all programmed information is retained. To clear
all information, touch the CANCEL/OFF Pad again.
NOTE: Styling and features may differ slightly depending on model.
Oven Features at a Glance
2 3
Vent Fan - Press High, Low or Off
Light - Press On or Off
11. DOOR HANDLE - Pull to open door. Door
must be securely latched for oven to operate.
13. WINDOW with METAL SHIELD Screen allows cooking to be viewed while
keeping microwaves confined in oven.
18. TURNTABLE - Composed of glass tray
and roller guide. The roller guide is placed
first in the bottom of the microwave and
supports the glass tray. Both parts must be
in place when using the microwave oven.
14. TOUCH CONTROL PANEL and DIGITAL DISPLAY - For detailed information
on each feature, see Touch Control Panel
section, page5.
19. DATA PLATE - Located on the inside wall
of the microwave oven.
Operating Basics
Time-of-Day Clock
Time Cook/Power Level
Basic Instructions
1. Touch the CLOCK Pad.
2. Set the time of day by touching the
appropriate numbers.
3. Touch the CLOCK PAD.
Basic Instructions
1. Touch the TIME COOK Pad.
2. Enter the cooking time by using the
number pads.
For example, for 5 minutes touch number
5,0,0. The selected time will be displayed.
3. Touch the START Pad again.
◆ The cooking time will appear in the
Display window.
◆ The oven will start cooking and time
countdown will begin.
◆ The oven will stop automatically when
the time is done and beep three times.
◆ When the cook time ends, “End” appears
in the Display.
◆ After plugging in the oven or after a power
outage, “88:88” will be displayed. Touch the
CANCEL/OFF PAD and set the clock
following the directions above.
◆ The “time-of-day” clock is a 12 hour clock.
◆ If set, the time of day will always be displayed
when no other cooking function is being used.
◆ The time of day returns to the current time
when the oven turns off.
◆ Start with the shortest recommended time and
add more time as needed.
◆ Check the food as it cooks.
◆ The oven door can be opened any time during
operation. It will automatically stop and
maintain the time setting until the door is
closed and the START Pad is touched again.
◆ If the START Pad is touched and the oven does
not operate, check the area between the door
and door seal for obstructions. The oven will
not start until the door is completely closed.
Note . . .
◆ Full power is automatic. If you wish to use
a different power level, touch the POWER
LEVEL Pad before touching START Pad.
Enter the power level desired by touching
the appropriate number pad. The selected
power level will be displayed.
(See Cooking Guide on page 9).
Operating Basics
Power Level Cooking Guide
Add Minute
The power levels on your microwave oven can
be compared to the surface units on a range.
High (power level 10) or full power is the fastest
way to cook and gives you 100% power.
The ADD MINUTE Pad provides a convenient
way to heat foods at full power with one touch
of a pad or add an extra minute to your cooking
cycle while in progress.
The microwave starts automatically after the pad
is touched.
Each power level gives you microwave energy
for a certain percent of time, for example, power
level 7 is microwave energy 70% of the time.
Most of your cooking will be done on High
(Power Level 10). a lower setting will cook
more evenly and with less attention given to
stirring or rotating the food. Some foods may
have better flavor, texture or appearance if one
of the lower settings is used. You may wish to
use a lower power level when cooking foods that
have a tendency to boil over, such as scalloped
potatoes. Cooking times will increase as power
level decreases.
Power Level
Best Uses
High 10
Fish, bacon, vegetables,
boiling liquids.
Medium 7
Gentle cooking of meat and
Poultry, baking casseroles
and reheating.
Medium 5
Slow cooking and
tenderizing for stews
and less tender cuts of meat.
Low 3
Defrosting, simmering,
delicate sauces.
Warm 1
Keeping food warm without
overcooking, softening
ADD MINUTE cannot be used with ONE
or WARM. Each time the pad is touched the
oven will add 1 minute to the time up to 99
Basic Instructions
1. Touch the TIMER Pad.
2. Enter desired time. The Display will show
the selected time.
3. Touch the START Pad.
◆ The timer can be programmed up to 99
minutes and 99 seconds.
◆ Beeps signal the end of the timing operation.
◆ To stop the timer once it has started, touch the
CANCEL/OFF pad. Display will return to the
time of day.
◆ The timer cannot be set while cooking.
◆ The door must be shut for the timer to operate.
Conversion Chart
Auto Defrost
If weight is in
ounces1 to 2-oz.
3 to 4-oz.
6 to 7-oz.
9 to 10-oz.
11 to 12-oz.
14 to 15-oz.
Use the defrost setting for defrosting meats,
poultry and fish from 0.1 pounds to 6.0 pounds.
Basic Instructions
1. ◆ Touch the AUTO DEFROST Pad once for
meat. “dF-1” Will be displayed.
◆ Touch the AUTO DEFROST Pad twice for
poultry. “dF-2” will be displayed.
◆ Touch the AUTO DEFROST Pad three
times for fish. “dF-3” will be displayed.
2. Touch number pads to enter the weight. *The
defrosting time and power levels are automatically calculated.
3. Touch the START Pad.
then weight is converted
to tenths-of-a-pound.
Defrost by Time
Basic Instructions
1. Touch the TIME COOK Pad.
2. Enter defrosting time desired.
3. Touch the POWER LEVEL Pad.
4. Touch NUMBER “3” Pad.
5. Touch the START Pad.
* Enter the weight in pounds and tenths of a pound.
See Conversion Chart below.
◆ During defrosting, the oven will beep a series
of short beeps to signal that the food needs to
be turned or rearranged.
Oven will continue operation if food is not
turned or rearranged. Three beeps signal the
end of defrosting. “End” appears in the
◆ During defrosting meat and fish, the food
needs to be turned or rearranged twice. During
defrosting poultry, the food needs to be turned
or rearranged once.
Note . . .
◆ See page 11 for additional defrosting tips
for both Auto and Time Defrost.
Operating Basics
Defrost by Time Guide (Power Level 3)
Items and Weight
Procedures and Techniques
10-12 min.
18-20 min.
26-28 min.
7-8 min.
5 min.
8-12 min.
7-10 min.
5-7 min.
Break apart and remove thawed portions with fork.
Break apart and remove thawed portions with fork.
Turn over part way. Shield ends or thinner areas with foil.
Separate and rearrange once.
20-22 min.
7-8 min.
10-12 min.
15-16 min.
10-15 min.
5-7 min.
5-7 min.
5-7 min.
Turn over part way. shield ends or thinner areas with foil.
Separate and rearrange once.
Break apart and remove thawed portions with fork.
Turn meat over and rearrange, separate once.
20-22 min.
10-15 min.
Chicken Breasts boneless/1 lb. 7-8 min.
Chicken Thighs/2 lbs.
18-23 min.
Fish Fillets/1 lb.
10-11 min.
5-7 min.
8-13 min.
Turn chicken over. shield wing tips, leg ends and breast
areas with foil. Breast side down.
Separate and rearrange once.
Separate and rearrange once.
5-7 min.
Separate and rearrange once. Shield as needed.
Ground Beef/1 lb.
Ground Beef/2 lbs.
Beef Roast, boneless/3 lbs.
Steaks/1” thick
Pork Roast, boneless/3 lbs.
Pork Chops/1 lb
Ground Pork/1 lb.
Spareribs/1 1/2 1lbs.
Whole Chicken/3 lbs.
General Defrosting Tips
1. Do not defrost covered meat. Covering might allow
cooking to take place. Always remove outer wrap
and tray. Place food on a microwave-safe rack in a
2. Begin defrosting whole poultry breast-side-down.
Begin defrosting roasts fat-side-down.
3. The shape of the package alters the defrosting time.
Shallow rectangular shapes defrost more quickly
than a deep block.
4. Auto Defrost is programmed for specific weights.
Defrost results will be affected if you enter an
incorrect weight.
5. Auto Defrost is programmed for frozen food at 0˚ F.
If food is stored at a higher temperature, expect
shorter defrost times.
6. After 1/3 of the defrost time has elapsed, check the
food. You may wish to turn over, break apart,
rearrange or remove thawed portions of the food.
7. During Auto Defrost, the oven will prompt you to
turn the food over. At this point, open oven door
and check the food. Follow the techniques listed
below for optimum defrost results. Then, close oven
door, touch the START Pad to complete defrosting.
◆ Turn Over : Roast, ribs, whole poultry, turkey
breasts, hot dogs, sausages, steaks, or chops.
◆ Rearrange : Break apart or separate steaks, chops,
hamburger patties, ground meat, chicken or
seafood pieces, chunks of meat such as stew beef.
◆ Shield : Use small strips of aluminum foil to
protect thin areas or edges of unevenly shaped
foods such as chicken wings. To prevent arching,
do not allow foil to come within 1-inch of oven
walls or door.
◆ Remove : To prevent cooking, thawed portions
should be removed from the oven at this point.
This may shorten defrost time for foods weighing
less than 3-lbs.
8. After defrosting, allow food to stand 5 to 10 minutes
if there are any icy areas. If large solid roasts, such
as sirloin tip or rump roasts, are not completely
thawed after standing, return roast to oven and
program Auto Defrost for 1 lb.
Two Stage Cooking
This feature lets you program two sequential
operations such as defrosting and cooking or cooking
using two different power levels. It automatically
changes power settings and cooking time.
Basic Instructions
1. Touch the TIME COOK Pad.
2. Touch the appropriate number pads to enter
the cooking time. The selected time will be
3. Touch the POWER LEVEL Pad.
4. Touch the number pad for the power level
you desire. The selected power level will be
5. Touch the TIME COOK Pad again.
6. Touch the appropriate number pads to enter
the cooking time for the second stage of
cooking. The selected time will be displayed.
7. Touch the POWER LEVEL Pad.
8. Touch the number pad for the power level
you desire. The selected power level will be
9. Touch the START Pad.
Special Features
◆ Listen as the popcorn pops and stop the
microwave when the popping slows down to
3 seconds apart.
◆ Do not try to repop unpopped kernels or reuse
a bag.
◆ Pop only one package at a time.
Basic Instructions
Touch the POPCORN Pad once for 3.5 oz.
package. “3.5” will be displayed.
◆ The POPCORN Pad has been automatically
set for the correct cook time for a 3.5 oz. bag
of popcorn.
CAUTION: If prepackaged popcorn is a
different weight than the recommended
weight, do not use the POPCORN Pad.
Inadequate popping or a fire may occur.
Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
CAUTION: Do not place bag directly on the
turntable tray, place bag on microwavable
dish when cooking.
Special Features
Dinner Plate
Baked Potato
Basic Instructions
1. Touch the BAKED POTATO Pad:
◆ once for 1 medium potato (7 oz.)
◆ twice for 2 medium potatoes (14 oz.)
◆ three times for 3 medium potatoes (21 oz.)
◆ four times for 4 medium potatoes (28 oz.)
◆ The Display will show “1 EA”
”2 EA”, “3 EA” or “4 EA”
Basic Instructions
1. Touch the DINNER PLATE Pad.
2. The Display will show “12”.
◆ The programmed time (2:40) will show in the
◆ Place meat and dense vegetables to the
outside of the plate.
◆ Place delicate foods in the center of the plate.
◆ Cover the plate with wax paper to hold steam
around most foods except rare meats or
vegetables with crisp exteriors.
Basic Instructions
1. Touch the WARM Pad. The Display will
show “HEAt”.
2. Touch the START Pad.
Frozen Pizza
Basic Instructions
1. Touch the FROZEN PIZZA Pad.
2. The Display will show “8”.
◆ The microwave oven will safety keep cooked
foods warm for up to 30 minutes.
◆ Opening the door or touching the CANCEL/
OFF Pad cancels the WARM setting.
◆ Foods that were covered during cooking
should be covered during warming.
◆ Complete meals on a dinner plate should be
◆ The programmed time (3:00) will show in the
◆ Cook only one pizza at a time.
◆ Follow manufacturer’s directions.
◆ Use only frozen pizza labeled microwaveable.
◆ If cheese pizza does not melt sufficiently,
cook a few seconds longer.
Favorite Choice
To Program and Change Favorite choice
1. Touch the TIME COOK Pad. Enter cooking time.
2. Touch the POWER LEVEL Pad.
3. Enter power level. Example “5” for 50% power level.
4. Touch the FAVORITE CHOICE Pad.
5. Touch the START Pad to place in memory.
When a program has been entered, “SAVE” will
appear in the Display to let you know that the
program has been entered.
Basic Instructions
1. Touch the BEVERAGE Pad once for 1
cup (8 oz.)/mug. The Display will show
2. Touch the BEVERAGE Pad twice for 2
cups (16 oz.)/mugs. The Display will
show “2CUP”.
3. Touch the BEVERAGE Pad three times
for 3 cups (24 oz.)/mugs. The Display will
show “3CUP”.
NOTE: Repeat steps 1-5 for FAVORITE
CHOICE Programs 2 and 3.
To Use Favorite Choice:
1. Put food in oven and close door.
will appear in the Display.
◆ To select program 2 or 3 press FAVORITE
CHOICE Pad until desired program number
appears in the Display.
3. Touch the START Pad.
Auto Cook
To Program Favorite Choice Signal Sound,
and Clock Display:
Basic Instructions
1. Touch the AUTO COOK Pad until the
desired food is displayed. *
2. Touch the number pad indicated on the Cooking
Guide for the cooking weight desired.*
3. Touch the START Pad.
Touch FAVORITE CHOICE Pad four times
“OPt” will be displayed.
To Change Signal Sound:
◆ Touch number pad 1. Beep will sound.
◆ Touch number pad 2. “MUTE” indicator will
be lighted.
The buzzer will not be operated.
* See the following chart or the Cooking Guide
Label on the front of the oven cavity.
◆ Auto Cook has preset times and power levels
for four food categories: Soup, Fresh
Vegetables, Muffins and Fish Fillets.
◆ The DISPLAY counts down the cooking time.
To Turn Clock Display On/Off:
◆ Touch number pad 3. After “On” is displayed
for 2 seconds, the time of day will be
◆ Touch number pad 4. After “OFF” is
displayed for 2 seconds, the display will go
Auto Cook Guide
Frozen Vegetable
Basic Instructions
1. Touch the FROZEN VEGETABLE Pad once
for 8 oz. frozen vegetable. The Display will
show “8”
twice for 10 oz. frozen vegetable. The Display
will show “10”.
3. Touch the FROZEN VEGETABLE Pad three
times for 16 oz. frozen vegetable. The Display
will show “16”.
4. Touch the FROZEN VEGETABLE Pad four
times for 20 oz. frozen vegetable. The Display
will show “20”.
8 oz.
16 oz.
24 oz.
32 oz.
4 oz.
8 oz.
12 oz.
16 oz.
2 ea.
4 ea.
6 ea.
8 ea.
4 oz.
8 oz.
12 oz.
16 oz.
Cooking Tips and Techniques
◆ For best results, cover container with plastic
wrap and turn back one edge of the wrap to
form a 1/2-inch slot where steam can escape.
◆ After cooking fresh vegetables, allow 3-5
minutes of stand time before serving. This
will allow the food to finish cooking without
◆ When preparing fresh vegetables, add 1/2 cup
of water per 1/2 pound of fresh vegetables.
Special Features
Auto Start
Tips on setting Auto Start:
◆ Before setting, check that the correct time of
day is displayed.
◆ If you hear the fan start when you touch the
START Pad, you have not set the oven properly.
Touch the CANCEL/OFF Pad and start over.
The AUTO START feature allows you to program your
oven to begin cooking at a preset time of day - up to a
delay of 11 hours and 59 minutes. You can program two
sequential operations using two different power levels.
Basic Instructions
11. Touch the TIME COOK Pad.
12. Enter the cooking time.
13. Touch the POWER LEVEL Pad.
14. Enter the Power level.
15. Touch the TIME COOK Pad.
16. Enter the cooking time.
17. Touch the POWER LEVEL Pad.
18. Enter the power level.
19. Touch the CLOCK Pad.
10. Enter the clock time you want the oven to start.
11. Touch the START Pad.
Delay Start
The DELAY START feature allows you to program
your oven to begin cooking after specific time - up to a
delay of 99 minutes 99 seconds. You can program two
sequential operations using two different power levels.
Basic Instructions
11. Touch the TIMER Pad.
12. Enter desired time you want the oven to delay.
13. Touch the TIME COOK Pad.
14. Enter the cooking time.
15. Touch the POWER LEVEL Pad.
16. Enter the power level.
17. Touch the TIME COOK Pad.
18. Enter the cooking time.
19. Touch the POWER LEVEL Pad.
10. Enter the power level.
11. Touch the START Pad.
◆ Do not use foods containing baking powder
or yeast when using AUTO START. They
will not rise properly.
◆ Warning: Do not use foods that will spoil while
waiting for cooking to start, such as dishes with
milk or eggs, cream soups and cooked meats or
fish. Any food that has to wait for cooking to
start should be very cold or frozen before it is
put in the oven. Unfrozen foods should never
stand more than two hours before cooking starts.
Do not allow food to remain in the oven for
more than two hours after end of cooking cycle.
More or Less Time Adjustment
You may increase or decrease any of the pre-set settings
prefer more or less cooking time.
To Adjust the Pre-set Settings:
1. Touch the POWER LEVEL Pad once to
increase the time by 20 seconds or twice to
decrease the time by 20 seconds.
2. Touch the desired ONE TOUCH COOKING Pad.
Control Lockout
To Set Fan to Run for a Specific Time:
1. Start fan by touching the VENT FAN Pad.
2. Program run time.
◆ Touch the TIMER Pad and hold for
3 seconds.
3. Enter desired time.
4. Touch the START Pad.
The oven operation can be locked to prevent the
microwave from accidentally being turned on.
All oven functions can be locked.
To Set:
Touch and hold the CANCEL/OFF Pad for
three seconds. The Display shows “Loc” and the
oven beeps.
To Cancel Timer:
◆ Touch CANCEL/OFF Pad.
To Cancel:
Touch and hold the CANCEL/OFF Pad for
three seconds. “Loc” disappears from the
Display and the oven beeps.
Note . . .
◆ Canceling the timer will cause the timer to
shut off; however, canceling the timer will
not cancel the fan. The fan will continue to
operate until turned off.
Using the Vent Fan
You can control the 2-speed fan by touching the
Using the Cooktop Light
Basic Instructions
1. Touch the VENT FAN Pad once for
HIGH speed.
The Display will be “Hi”.
2. Touch the VENT FAN Pad twice for
LOW speed.
The Display will be “Lo”.
3. Touch the VENT FAN Pad three times
for turning vent fan off.
The Display will be “OFF”.
You can control the light by touching the LIGHT
Basic Instructions
1. Touch the LIGHT Pad once for turning
the cooktop light on.
The Display will be “On”.
2. Touch the LIGHT Pad twice for turning
the light off. The Display will be “OFF “.
◆ If there is no user input for 10 hours,
cooktop light and vent fan will turn off
automatically to save energy.
Care and Cleaning
Microwave Oven Interior
Glass Tray/Turntable
The oven interior should be cleaned after each
use with a damp cloth to keep it free from
grease and soil buildup. Stubborn soils can be
removed with a plastic scrub pad. When
cleaning interior surfaces and surfaces of door
and oven that come together when the door is
closed, use only mild, non-abrasive soaps or
detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth.
Odors can be eliminated from the inside of the
oven by boiling a solution of one cup of water
and several tablespoons of lemon juice in the
oven for 5-7 minutes. This also helps loosen any
dried soil in the oven. Wipe off excess moisture
after use.
Allow to cool before removing and cleaning.
Wash in soapy water or dishwasher.
Roller Guide
Clean frequently to prevent excessive noise.
Wash in soapy water or dishwasher.
Oven Exterior
Wipe the outside of your oven with a soapy
cloth, rinse and dry. Do not use abrasive
cleaners. They may scratch the surface.
Note . . .
◆ Do not spray or pour liquid cleansers
directly onto a surface. Spray or pour
cleanser onto a cloth or sponge and then
◆ Do not use abrasive cleaners, oven
cleaners, abrasive cleaning pads or steel
wool, as they can scratch or dull oven
◆ Do not remove or insert knife around the
stirrer cover to clean, it may damage the
cover or affect the cooking performance of
your oven.
Light Compartment
Clean off the grease and dust on the light
compartment cover on the bottom side of the
microwave oven often with warm water and
Control Panel
Wipe with a damp cloth. Dry. Do not spray
cleaners directly on panel. Spray cleaners on
cloth and then wipe.
Oven Bottom
Wash oven bottom with hot sudsy water, rinse
and dry. Do not use excessive amounts of water
when cleaning the oven, especially around the
turntable. Do not allow water or cleaning agents
to seep into turntable gears located underneath.
The Exhaust Feature
To Remove Grease Filter
The exhaust hood feature on your microwave
oven is equipped with two metal filters which
collect grease. When the fan is operationg, air is
drawn up through the filters and is then
discharged through the venting to the outside or
through the charcoal filters if not vented to the
To remove grease filter, grasp the “finger hold”
on the filter and slide to the rear. Then pull filter
downward and to the left. The filter will drop
To clean Grease Filter
To clean grease filters, soak and then agitate
filter in solution of hot water and detergent. Do
not use ammonia or ammonia products because
they will darken the metal. Light brushing can
be used to remove embedded dirt. Rinse, shake
and remove moisture before replacing.
Reusable Grease Filters
The reusable grease filters should be cleaned at
least once a month. Never operate the
microwave without the filters in place. In
situations where flaming might occur on
surfaces below the hood, filters will stop the
entry of flames into the unit.
To Replace Grease Filter
To replace grease filter, slide the filter in the
frame slot on the right of the opening. Pull filter
upward and to the left to lock into place.
Care and Cleaning
Light Bulb Replacement
Cooktop Light
Oven Light
To replace the combination cooktop light/
night light:
1. Disconnect power at main fuse or circuit
breaker or pull plug.
2. Remove screw on right side of light compartment cover and lower cover until it stops.
(See Figures 1 and 2.)
3. Gently unscrew the bulb(s). Be sure bulb(s)
to be replaced are cool before removing.
4. Replace with 30-watt incandescent bulb(s)
available from your authorized dealer. High
intensity 30-watt bulb(s) which are available
in supermarkets and hardware stores, may
also be used for replacements.
5. Raise light compartment cover and replace
6. Connect electrical power to microwave oven.
To replace oven light:
1. Disconnect power at main fuse or circuit
breaker or pull plug.
2. Remove the top grill by taking out the 2
screws that hold it in place. (See Figures 3.)
3. Remove a screw (1) for lamp cover.(See
Figure 4.)
4. Pull out the Lamp cover. (See Figure 4.)
5. Replace the light bulb with a 30-watt bulb.
6. Replace light housing to original position
7. Replace lamp cover and secure it with the
screw (1 ).
8. Replace top grill and secure with screws.
9. Connect electrical power.
Common Questions and Answers
Q.Can I open the door when the oven is
A. The door can be opened anytime during
the cooking operation. The oven will
automatically stop cooking and the time
setting will maintain until the door is
closed and the START Pad is touched.
Q.What causes the oven interior light and
display to dim when using a Variable
Power Level?
A. This is normal and indicates the oven is
operating and cycling properly.
Q.Why does steam and/or vapor escape
around the door and moisture droplets
form on the inside of the oven door?
A. This in normal occurrence - as food cooks,
steam is given off.
Q. What do the various beeps mean?
A. Short beep = any pad is touched.
Three short beeps = incorrect entry.
One long beep = oven plugged in.
Three long beeps = end of cooking
(microwave will turn off).
Series of three short beeps = check food to
see if turning or rearranging is needed.
Q.Can the oven be used with the glass tray
or roller guide removed?
A. No. Both the glass tray and roller guide
must always be used in the oven when
All these things are normal with your microwave oven.
◆ Steam or vapor escaping from around the door.
◆ Light reflection around the door or outer case.
◆ Dimming oven light and change in blower sound may occur while operating at power levels other
than high.
◆ Dull thumping sound while oven is operating.
Charcoal Filter Kit
There is a recirculating charcoal filter kit included for models that are not vented to the outside. See
installation guide for details.
B e f o r e Yo u C a l l
Check the following to be sure a service call is necessary:
If noting on the oven operates:
◆ check for a blown circuit fuse or a tripped
main circuit breaker.
◆ check if oven is properly connected to electric
circuit in house.
◆ check that controls are set properly.
◆ check that the cooking time is set.
If the interior of oven collects moisture:
◆ this is normal. Food gives off moisture when
cooking and the steam collects on the door
and the oven surface. Wipe off excess
moisture from oven after each use.
If food cooks unevenly:
◆ refer to your recipe for proper cooking
◆ be sure food is evenly shaped.
◆ be sure food is completely defrosted before
◆ check placement of aluminum strips used to
prevent overcooking.
If the oven interior light does not work:
◆ The light bulb may be loose or defective. See
page 20 or call a qualified servicer.
If oven will not cook:
◆ check that control panel was programmed
◆ check that door is firmly closed.
◆ check that START Pad was touched.
◆ Auto Start may have been set.
◆ the Control Lockout may have been set
◆ check the area between the door and seal for
If food is undercooked:
◆ check recipe to be sure all directions (amount,
time, and power levels) were correctly
◆ check household voltage.
◆ try plugging the oven into an outlet on a
separate electrical circuit.
◆ be sure food was completely defrosted before
If oven takes longer than normal to cook or
cooks too rapidly:
◆ be sure the Power Level is programmed
◆ check instructions on food density, etc.
◆ verify that voltage to the microwave oven is
not low.
If food is overcooked:
◆ check recipe to be sure all directions (amount,
time, and power levels) were correctly
◆ the initial temperature of food may have been
higher than normal.
If the time-of-day clock does not always keep
correct time:
◆ check that the power cord is fully inserted into
the outlet receptacle.
◆ check that the oven is properly grounded.
◆ try plugging the oven into an outlet on a
separate electrical circuit.
If arcing (sparks) occur:
◆ be sure microwave-safe dishes were used.
◆ be sure wire twist ties were not used.
◆ be sure oven was not operated when empty.
If the display shows a time counting down but
the oven is not cooking:
◆ check that door is firmly closed.
If oven floor or glass tray are hot:
◆ this is normal. The floor is absorbing heat
from the food.
Microwave Oven Warranty
MC Appliance corp. warrants each new Microwave Oven to be free from defects in
material and workmanship and agrees to remedy any such defect or to furnish a new
part(s) (at the company’s option) for any part(s) of the unit that has failed during the
warranty period. Parts and labor expenses are covered on this unit for a period of one
year after the date of purchase. In addition MC Appliance corp. warrants the Magnetron
(parts only) to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 8 years.
The consumer is responsible for all labor and transportation expenses related to the
diagnosis and replacement of the Magnetron after the initial one- year warranty expires. If
in the event the unit requires replacement or refund under the terms of this warranty the
consumer is responsible for all transportation expenses to return the unit to our factory
prior to receiving a replacement unit or refund. A copy of the dated sales receipt /
invoice is required to receive warranty service, replacement or refund.
This warranty covers appliances in use within the continental United States, Puerto Rico
and Hawaii. The warranty does not cover the following:
• Damages due to shipping damage or improper installation.
• Damages due to misuse or abuse.
• Content losses due to failure of the unit.
• Repairs performed by unauthorized service agents.
• Service calls that do not involve defects in material and workmanship such as instruction
on proper use of the product or improper installation.
• Replacement or resetting of house fuses or circuit breakers.
• Failure of this product if used for other then its intended purpose.
• Disposal cost of failed units not returned to our factory.
• Any delivery / installation costs incurred as the result of a unit that fails to perform
as specified.
• Expenses for travel and transportation for product service if your appliance is located
in a remote area where service by an authorized service technician is not available.
• The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible
location or is not installed in accordance with published installation instructions.
This warranty is in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied and no representative or
person is authorized to assume for us any other liability in connection with the sale of this
product. Under no circumstances is the consumer permitted to return this unit to the
factory without prior written consent from MC Appliance corp.
Magnetron (Part Only)
Eight Years
Type of Service
In- Home
For Service or Assistance please call 888 775-0202
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