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Sears Kenmore Elite 253 Operating instructions
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3828W5A2949
Sears,
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Co.,
Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.
www.sears.com
Safety Instructions
Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure
to Excessive Microwave Energy ..................
Important Safety Instructions
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Grounding Instructions .........................
Care and Maintenance
Cleaning the Appliance .....................
Light Bulb Replacement .......................
The Vent Fan and Vent Filters ..................
Charcoal Filter ..............................
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Operation
Important Parts of Your Speedcook Oven ...........
Controls and Cooking Options ................
Operating Instructions ......................
Microwave Terms ............................
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9, 10
11-25
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Troubleshooting Tips
Problems and Solutions ....................
Things That Are Normal .......................
Consumer Services
Model/Serial Number Location ...................
Warranty ...................................
Master Protection Agreements ...................
Consumer Services ..........................
Repair Services .............................
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MODEL NUMBER:
For your convenience and future reference, please write down
your model and serial numbers in the space provided. The
model number and serial number of your Speedcook Oven can
be found on a label when the door is open.
363.
SERIAL NUMBER:
2
31, 32
32
2
3
3
64
64
33
SPEEDCOOK OVEN WARRANTY
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FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY ON SPEEDCOOK
OVEN
For one year from the date of purchase, if this Kenmore Elite Speedcook Oven fails due to a defect in material
or workmanship, Sears will repair it free of charge.
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY ON THE MAGNETRON
For five years from the date of purchase, if the magnetron in this Kenmore Elite Speedcook Oven should fail due
to a defect in material or workmanship, Sears will repair it free of charge.
The above warranty coverage applies only to Speedcook Ovens which are used for private household purposes.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING
SEARS SERVICE AT 1-800-4-MY-HOME. ®
This warranty applies only while this product is in use in the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
PRECAUTIONS
TO AVOID POSSIBLE
EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE
ENERGY
,WARNING
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize
the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, exposure to excessive microwave
energy, or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
Do Not Attempt to operate this
oven with the door open since
open-door operation can result in
harmful exposure to microwave
energy. It is important not to defeat
or tamper with the safety interlocks.
Do Not Place any object between
the oven front face and the door or
allow soil or cleaner residue to
accumulate on sealing surfaces.
When using electrical appliances,
basic safety precautions
should be followed, including
Do Not Operate the oven if it is
damaged. It is particalady 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.
The Oven Should Not be adjusted
or repaired by anyone except
properly qualified service personnel.
the following:
-- Do not use the Sensor Features twice in succession on the
same food portion. If food is undercooked after the first
countdown, use Cook Time for additional cooking time.
• Read and follow the specific "Precautions to Avoid Possible
Exposure to Excessive Microwave Energy" above.
• This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to a properly
grounded outlet. See the Grounding Instructions section on
page 7.
• When using the Convection or Combination
functions, both
the outside and inside of the oven will become hot. Always use
hot pads to remove containers of food and accessories such
as the oven shelf.
• Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with the
provided Installation Instructions.
• This microwave oven is UL listed for installation over electric
and gas ranges.
• Thermometer--Do
not use regular cooking or oven
thermometers when cooking by microwave or combination.
The metal and mercury in these thermometers could cause
arcing and possible damage to the oven. Do not use a
thermometer in food you are microwaving unless the
thermometer is designed or recommended for use in the
microwave oven.
• This microwave oven is not approved or tested for marine use.
• This over-the-range oven is designed for use over ranges no
wider than 36:' It may be installed over both gas and electric
cooking equipment.
• Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged power cord
or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been damaged
or dropped.
• Do not clean with metal scouring pads+ Pieces can burn off the
pad and touch electrical parts involving risk of electric shock.
• Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
• Do not store any materials, other than our recommended
accessories, in this oven when not in use.
• Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this
guide. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this appliance.
This microwave oven is specifically designed to heat, dry or cook
food, and is not intended for laboratory or industrial use.
• Do not store this appliance outdoors+Do not use this product
near water--for example, in a wet basement, near a swimming
pool, near a sink or in similar locations.
• Keep power cord away from heated surfaces.
• To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
• Do not immerse power cord or plug in water.
-- Do not overoook food. Carefully attend appliance when
paper, plastic or other combustible materials are placed
inside the oven while cooking.
• See door surface cleaning instructions
Maintenance section of this guide.
-- Remove wire twist-ties and metal handles from paper or
plastic containers before placing them in the oven.
• This appliance must only be serviced by qualified service
personnel. Contact the nearest authorized service facility
for examination, repair or adjustment.
-- Do not use the oven for storage purposes. Do not leave paper
products, cooking utensils or food in the oven when not in use.
• As with any appliance, close supervision
used by children.
-- Do not pop popcorn in your microwave oven unless in a
special microwave popcorn accessory or unless you use
popcorn labeled for use in microwave ovens.
-- If materials inside the oven ignite, keep the oven door
closed, turn the oven off and disconnect the power cord,
or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel
If the door is opened, the fire may spread.
in the Care and
is necessary when
• Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave oven
surface when the microwave oven is in operation.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING!
ARCING
ff you see arcing, press the STOP/CLEAR
correct the problem.
• Turntable ring support not installed correctly.
button and
• Foil not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennas).
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven.
Arcing is caused by:
• Metal, such as twist-ties, poultry pins or gold-rimmed
in the microwave.
• The metal shelf not installed correctly so it touches the
microwave wall.
• Recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces being
used in the microwave.
dishes,
• Metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
WARNING!
FOODS
• Foods cooked in liquids (such as pasta) may tend to boil more
rapidly than foods containing less moisture. Should this occur,
refer to the Care and Maintenance section for instructions on
how to clean the inside of the oven.
• Do not pop popcorn in your microwave oven unless in a
special microwave popcorn accessory or unless you use
popcorn labeled for use in microwave ovens.
• Do not boil eggs in a microwave oven. Pressure will build up
inside egg yolk and will cause it to burst, possibly resulting
m Injury.
• Avoid heating baby food in glass jars, even with the lid off.
Make sure all infant food is thoroughly cooked. Stir food to
distribute the heat evenly. Be careful to prevent scalding
when warming formula. The container may feel cooler
than the formula really is. Always test the formula before
feeding the baby.
• Operating the microwave with no food inside for more than a
minute or two may cause damage to the oven and could start
a fire. It increases the heat around the magnetron and can
shorten the life of the oven.
• Don't defrost frozen beverages in narrow-necked bottles
(especially carbonated beverages). Even if the container is
opened, pressure can build up. This can cause the container
to burst, possibly resulting in injury.
• Foods with unbroken outer "skin" such as potatoes, hot dogs,
sausages, tomatoes, apples, chicken livers and other giblets,
and egg yolks should be pierced to allow steam to escape
during cooking.
• Hot foods and steam can cause burns. Be careful when
opening any containers of hot food, including popcorn bags,
cooking pouches and boxes. To prevent possible injury,
direct steam away from hands and face.
• Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers-for example, closed jars--are able to explode and should not
be heated in this microwave oven. Such use of the microwave
oven could result in injury.
SUPERHEATED
• Do not overcook potatoes. They could dehydrate and catch
fire, causing damage to your oven.
WATER
• Cook meat and poultry thoroughly--meat
to at least an
INTERNAL temperature of 160°F and poultry to at least
an INTERNAL temperature of 180°F_ Cooking to these
temperatures usually protects against foodborne illness.
Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea, are able to be
overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing to
be boiling. Visible bubbling or boiling when the container
is removed from the microwave oven is not always presenL
THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY
BOILING OVER WHEN THE CONTAINER IS DISTURBED
OR A SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO
THE LIQUID.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
-- Do not overheat the liquid.
-- Stir the liquid both before and halfway through heating it.
-- Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow necks.
-- After heating, allow the container to stand in the microwave
oven for a short time before removing the container.
-- Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other utensil
into the container.
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MICROWAVE-SAFE
COOKWARE
Do not operate the oven without the turntable and the
turntable support seated and in place. The turntable
must be unrestricted so it can rotate.
• Do not use your microwave/convection
newspapers.
oven to dry
• Not all plastic wrap is suitable for use in microwave ovens.
Check the package for proper use.
Make sure all cookware used in your microwave oven is
suitable for microwaving. Most glass casseroles, cooking
dishes, measuring cups, custard cups, pottery or china
dinnerware which does not have metallic trim or glaze with
a metallic sheen can be used. Some cookware is labeled
"suitable for microwaving."
• 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.
• Do not use paper products when the microwave/convection
oven is operated in the Convection or Combination
mode.
• If you are not sure if a dish is microwave-safe, use this test:
Place in the oven both the dish you are testing and a glass
measuring cup filled with 1 cup of water--set the measuring
cup either in or next to the dish. Microwave 30-45 seconds at
high. If the dish heats, it should not be used for microwaving.
• Cookware may become hot because of heat transferred from
the heated food. Pot holders may be needed to handle the
cookware.
• "Boilable" cooking pouches and tightly closed plastic bags
should be slit, pierced or vented as directed by package.
If they are not, plastic could burst during or immediately
after cooking, possibly resulting in injury. Also, plastic storage
containers should be at least partially uncovered because they
form a tight seal. When cooking with containers tightly covered
with plastic wrap, remove covering carefully and direct steam
away from hands and face.
If the dish remains cool and only the water in the cup heats,
then the dish is microwave-safe.
• Oversized food or oversized metal cookware should not be
used in a microwave/convection
oven because they increase
the risk of electric shock and could cause a fire.
• Sometimes the oven floor, turntable and walls can become too
hot to touch. Be careful touching the floor, turntable and walls
during and after cooking.
• Use foil only as directed in this guide. TV dinners may be
microwaved in foil trays less than 3/4" high; remove the top
foil cover and return the tray to the box. When using foil in the
microwave oven, keep the foil at least 1" away from the sides
of the oven.
• If you use a meat thermometer while cooking, make sure it is
safe for use in microwave ovens.
• Do not use recycled paper products. Recycled paper towels,
napkins and waxed paper can contain metal flecks that may
cause arcing or ignite. Paper products containing nylon or
nylon filaments should be avoided, as they may also ignite.
• Plastic cookware--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 coekware could ignite.
• Some Styrofoam trays (like those that meat is packaged on)
have a thin strip of metal embedded in the bottom. When
microwaved, the metal can burn the fleer of the oven or ignite
a paper towel.
Follow these guidelines:
• Use of the shelf accessory:
1 Use microwave-safe plastics only and use them in
strict compliance with the ceekware manufacturer's
recommendations.
-- Remove the shelf from the oven when not in use.
-- Use pot holders when handling the shelf and ceokware.
They may be hot.
2 Do not microwave empty containers.
3 Do not permit children to use plastic ceekware without
complete supervision.
-- Be sure that the shelf is positioned properly inside the oven
to prevent product damage.
-- Do not cover the shelf or any part of the oven with metal foil.
This will cause overheating of the microwave/convection oven.
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Grounding
Instructions
AIWARNING
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.
Improper use of the grounding plug can result in
a risk of electric shock.
If the outlet is a standard 2-prong wall outlet, it is your personal
responsibility and obligation to have it replaced with a properly
grounded 3-prong wall outlet.
Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third
(ground) prong from the power cord.
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Do not use an adapter plug with this appliance.
Do not use an extension cord with this appliance. If the power
cord is too short, have a qualified electrician or service
technician install an outlet near the appliance.
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.
For best operation, plug this appliance into its own electrical
outlet to prevent flickering of lights, blowing of fuse or tripping
of circuit breaker.
This appliance is equipped with a power cord having a
grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded.
THE VENT FAN
The fan will operate automatically under certain conditions
(see Automatic Fan feature). Take care to prevent the starting
and spreading of accidental cooking fires while the vent fan
is inuse.
• Use care when cleaning the vent fan filters. Corrosive
cleaning agents, such as lye-based oven cleaners,
may damage the filters.
• When preparing flaming foods under the microwave,
turn the vent fan on.
• Clean the underside of the microwave often. Do not allow
grease to build up on the microwave or the fan filters.
• Never leave surface units beneath your microwave oven
unattended at high heat settings. Boilovers cause smoking
and greasy spillovers that may ignite and spread if the
microwave vent fan is operating. To minimize automatic fan
operation, use adequate sized cookware and use high heat
on surface units only when necessary.
• In the event of a grease fire on the surface units below the
microwave oven, smother a flaming pan on the surface unit
by covering the pan completely with a lid, a cookie sheet or
a flat tray.
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NOTE: Throughout
this guide, features and appearance
may vary from your model.
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1 Door Latch Release Handle.
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5 Removable Turntable. Turntable and support must be in
place when using the oven. The turntable may be removed
for cleaning.
Door Latches.
3 Window with Metal Shield. Screen allows cooking to be
viewed while keeping microwaves confined in the oven.
6 Removable Turntable Support. The turntable support
must be in place when using the oven.
4 Control Panel and Selector Dial.
7 Shelf. Use with Convection or Combination baking.
(Do not use when microwave cooking.) For best results,
use the shelf in its "low" position, hanging down from
the shelf supports.
8 Microwave power is 900 watts.
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You can cook by Microwave, Convection
or Combination
Baking
Baking
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Cooking Controls
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Microwave
Cooking
Time and Auto Features
Press
Turn and push dial to enter
COOK TIME
(Press once or twice)
Amount of cooking time
ADD MINUTE
DEFROST
Press once (Auto)
Press twice (Time)
Press three times (Bread)
Press four times (Express)
POWER
Starts immediately!
Sensor
Food weight up to six pounds
Amount of defrosting time
Food weight up to two pounds
Food weight up to one pound
Power level 1-10
Features
Press
Turn and push dial to enter
Option
POPCORN
Press once (regular)
Press twice (snack)
Starts immediately!
more/less time
AUTO
Press
Press
Press
Starts immediately!
more/less time
REHEAT
once (plate)
twice (1/2 to 1 cup)
three times (1 to 2 cups)
BEVERAGE
Starts immediately!
AUTO COOK
Food type 1-7
RICE
Starts immediately!
FROZEN ENTREE
SURE SIMMER
Starts immediately!
Enter simmer time
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Convection
more/less time
Baking
Press
Turn and push dial to enter
CONVECTION
Oven temperature and cook time
O Combination
Baking
Press
Turn and push dial to enter
COMBINATION
Oven temperature and cook time
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MICROWAVE
COOKING
Your oven uses microwave energy to cook by a set time or weight, or automatically
by sensor.
Sensor microwave works by detecting the increasing humidity released during cooking. The oven
automatically adjusts the cooking time to various types and amounts of food.
Heat Source
Microwaveenergy.
Cooking Method
Microwave energy is
distributed evenly
throughout the oven
for thorough, fast
cooking of food.
Heat Conduction
Heat produced within
food by instant energy
penetration.
Benefits
Fast, high efficiency
cooking. Oven and
surroundings do
not get hot. Easy
clean-up.
Do not use the shelf when
microwave cooking,
CONVECTION
BAKING
During Convection baking, a heating element is used to raise the temperature of the air inside the
oven. Any oven temperature from 225°F to 450°F may be programmed. A fan gently circulates this
heated air throughout the oven, over and around the food, producing golden brown exteriors and
rich moist interiors. This circulation of heated air is called convection.
Because the heated air is kept constantly moving, not permitting a layer of cooler air to develop
around the food, some foods cook faster than in regular oven cooking.
A_ways use the shelf
when convection baking.
Cooking Method
Hot air circulates
around food to
produce browned
exteriors and seal
in juices.
COMBINATION
Heat Source
Circulating heated air
(Convection).
Heat Conduction
Heat conducted from
outside of food to
inside.
Benefits
Aids in browning and
seals in flavor. Cooks
some foods faster
than regular ovens.
BAKING
Your oven also offers the option of Combination baking, using microwave energy along with
convection cooking. You cook with speed and accuracy, while browning and crisping to perfection.
Cooking Method
Microwave energy
and convection heat
combine to cook foods
in up to one-half the
time of regular ovens,
while browning and
sealing in juices
Heat Source
Microwave energy
and circulating
heated air.
Always use the shelf
with Combination.
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Heat Conduction
Food heats from
instant energy from
penetration and heat
conducted from
outside of food.
Benefits
Shortened cooking
time from microwave
energy, plus browning
and crisping from
convection heat.
USING THE DIAL
You can make selections on the oven by
turning the dial and pressing it to enter the
selection.
Pressing the dial can also be used in place
of the START/ENTER button for quicker
programming of the oven.
COOK TIME
COOK TIME
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Cook Time I
Cook Time II
Allows you to microwave for any time between
15 seconds and 95 minutes.
Lets you change power levels automatically
during cooking. Here's how to do it:
Power level 10 (High) is automatically set,
but you may change it for more flexibility.
1 Press the Cook Time button.
1 Press the Cook Time button.
2 Turn the dial to set the cook time and press
the dial to enter.
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3 Change power level if you don't want full
power. (Press POWER. Turn the dial to
select. Press the dial to enter.)
4 Press the dial or the START/ENTER
to start cooking.
button
You may open the door during Cook Time to
check the food. Close the door and press the
dial or START/ENTER to resume cooking.
NOTE: You may change the cook time at any
time during cooking by turning the dial. You
may also change the power level by pressing
the POWER button.
2 Turn the dial to set the first cook time and
press the dial to enter.
3 Change the power level if you don't want
full power. (Press POWER. Turn the dial
to select. Press the dial to enter.)
4 Press the Cook Time button again.
5 Turn the dial to set the second cook time
and press the dial to enter.
6 Change the power level if you don't want
full power. (Press POWER. Turn the dial
to select. Press the dial to enter.)
7 Press the dial or the START/ENTER
to start cooking.
button
At the end of the first cook time, the second
cook time counts down.
NOTE: You may change the cook time at any
time during cooking by turning the dial. You
may also change the power level by pressing
the POWER button.
ADD MINUIE
0
ADD MINUTE
This is a
1-minute
button is
changed
cooking.
quick way to set and start cooking in
blocks each time the ADD MINUTE
pressed. The cook time may be
by turning the dial at any time during
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The power level will automatically be set at
10 and the oven will start immediately.
The power level can be changed as time is
counting down. Press the POWER button,
turn the dial and press to enter.
DEFROST
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AUTO DEFROST
Use Auto Defrost for meat, poultry and fish
weighing up to 6 pounds. Use Time Defrost
for most other frozen foods.
Auto Defrost automatically sets the defrosting
times and power levels to give even defrosting
results for meats, poultry and fish.
• Remove meat from package and place on
microwave-safe dish.
Conversion
If the weight of food is stated in pounds and
ounces, the ounces must be converted to
tenths (.1) of a pound.
Weight of Food
in Ounces
Enter Food Weight
(tenths of a pound)
1-2
.1
3
.2
4-5
.3
6-7
.4
1 Press the DEFROST button once.
2 Turn the dial to the food weight, using the
Conversion Guide at right. For example,
dial 1.2 for 1.2 pounds (1 pound, 3 oz.)
Press the dial to enter.
3 Press the START/ENTER
defrosting.
8
.5
9-10
.6
11
.7
12-13
.8
14-15
.9
button to start
4 Turn the food over if the oven signals
TURN FOOD OVER.
Guide
• Remove defrosted meat or shield warm
areas with small pieces of foil.
• After defrosting, most meats need to stand
5 minutes to complete defrosting. Large
roasts should stand for about 30 minutes.
DEFROST
0
TIME DEFROST
Use Time Defrost to defrost for a selected
length of time.
1 Press the DEFROST button twice.
2 Turn the dial to select the time you want.
Press the dial to enter.
3 Press the START/ENTER
defrosting.
button to start
4 Turn the food over if the oven signals
TURN FOOD OVER.
You may change the defrost time at any time
during defrosting by turning the dial.
Power level is automatically set at 3, but can
be changed. You can defrost small items
quickly by raising the power level after
entering the time. Power level 7 cuts the total
defrosting time in about half; power level 10
cuts the total time to approximately 1/3.
However, food will need more frequent
attention than usual.
A dull thumping noise may be heard during
defrosting. This is normal when oven is not
operating at High power.
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Defrosting
Tips
• Foods frozen in paper or plastic can be
defrosted in the package. Closed packages
should be slit, pierced or vented AFTER food
has partially defrosted. Plastic storage
containers should be partially uncovered.
• Family-size, prepackaged frozen dinners can
be defrosted and microwaved. If the food is
in a foil container, transfer it to a microwavesafe dish.
• Foods that spoil easily should not be allowed
to sit out for more than one hour after
defrosting. Room temperature promotes
the growth of harmful bacteria.
• For more even defrosting of larger foods,
such as roasts, use Auto Defrost. Be sure
large meats are completely defrosted before
cooking.
• When defrosted, food should be cool
but softened in all areas. If still slightly icy,
return to the microwave very briefly, or
let it stand a few minutes.
DEFROST
0
5TART/ENTER
BREAD
DEFROST
Bread Defrost automatically sets the
defrosting times and power levels for
defrosting bread.
Bread Defrost Chart
Bread Type
Approximate Weight
• Remove any wire twist-ties from package
and place bread on a microwave-safe dish.
Small servings of bread should be removed
from packaging.
1 Press the DEFROST button three times.
1 Small Bagel
0.2 Ib
1 Large Bagel
4 Slices of Bread
0.3 Ib
0.2 Ib
1 Loaf of Bread
1.O Ib
2 Turn the dial to the food weight. Press the
dial to enter.
1 Dinner Roll
0.2 Ib
3 Press the START/ENTER
defrosting.
button to start
4 Turn the food over when the oven signals
TURN FOOD OVER.
1 Hamburger/Hot
1 Small Muffin
Dog Bun
1 Large Muffin
0.2 Ib
0.2 Ib
0.3 Ib
• After defrosting, let bread stand 5 minutes
to complete defrosting.
DEFROST
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EXPRESS
DEFROST
Express Defrost automatically sets the
defrosting times and power levels to give
even defrosting results for meats, poultry
and fish weighing up to one pound.
• Remove meat from package and place on
microwave-safe dish.
Conversion
Guide
If the weight of food is stated in pounds and
ounces, the ounces must be converted to
tenths (.1) of a pound.
Weight of Food
in Ounces
Enter Food Weight
(tenths of a pound)
2 Turn the dial to the food weight, using the
Conversion Guide at right. For example,
dial .5 for .5 pounds (8 oz.) Press the dial
to enter.
1-2
.1
3
.2
4-5
.3
3 Press the START/ENTER
defrosting.
6-7
.4
8
.5
4 Turn the food over if the oven signals
TURN FOOD OVER.
9-10
.6
11
.7
• Remove defrosted meat or shield warm
areas with small pieces of foil.
12-13
.8
14-15
.9
1 Press the DEFROST button four times.
button to start
• After defrosting, most meats need to stand
5 minutes to complete defrosting.
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POWER
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The power level may be entered or changed
immediately after entering the time for cook
Time, Time Defrost or Add Minute. The
power level may also be changed during time
countdown.
1 First, follow directions for Cook Time,
Time Defrost or Add Minute.
2 Press the POWER button.
3 Turn the dial clockwise to increase and
counterclockwise to decrease the power
level. Press the dial to enter.
4 Press the START/ENTER
cooking.
button to start
Variable power levels add flexibility to
microwave cooking. The power levels on the
microwave oven can be compared to the
surface units on a range. Each power level
gives you microwave energy a certain percent
of the time. Power level 7 is microwave energy
70% of the time. Power level 3 is energy 30%
of the time. Most cooking will be done on High
(power level 10) which gives you 100% power.
Power level 10 will cook faster but food may
need more frequent stirring, rotating or turning
over. A lower setting will cook more evenly
and need less stirring or rotating of the food.
Some foods may have better flavor, texture or
appearance if one of the lower settings is used.
Use a lower power level when cooking foods
that have a tendency to boil over, such as
scalloped potatoes.
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Rest periods (when the microwave energy
cycles off) give time for the food to "equalize"
or transfer heat to the inside of the food. An
example of this is shown with power level 3-the defrost cycle. If microwave energy did not
cycle off, the outside of the food would cook
before the inside was defrosted.
Here are some examples of uses for various
power levels:
High 10: Fish, bacon, vegetables,
liquids.
boiling
Meal-High 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 2 or 3: Defrosting;
sauces.
simmering; delicate
Warm 1: Keeping food warm; softening butter.
HUMIDITY
SENSOR
The Sensor Features detect the increasing humidity released during cooking. The oven
automatically adjusts the cooking time to various types and amounts of food.
Do not use the Sensor Features twice in succession on the same food portion--it may result in
severely overcooked or burnt food. If food is undercooked after the countdown, use Cook Time
for additional cooking time.
• The proper containers and covers are essential for best sensor cooking.
Covered
• Always use microwave-safe containers and cover them with lids or vented plastic wrap.
Never use tight sealing plastic containers--they
can prevent steam from escaping and
cause food to overcook.
Vented
• Be sure the outside of the cooking containers and the inside of the microwave oven are dry
before placing food in the oven. Beads of moisture turning into steam can mislead the sensor.
Dry off dishes so they don't
rnistead the sensor.
Aura LOOK
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AUTO COOK
Because most cooking containers must be covered during Auto Cook, this feature is best with
foods that you want to steam or retain moisture.
NOTE: Use of the metal shelf with Auto Cook is not recommended.
Recommended
Foods
A wide variety of foods including meats, fish and vegetables
can be cooked using this feature.
Foods Not Recommended
Foods that must be cooked uncovered, foods that require constant attention, foods that require
addition of ingredients during cooking and foods calling for a dry look or crisp surface after cooking
should not be cooked using this feature. It is best to use Cook Time.
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AUTO COOK
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AUTO COOK
Cooking
1 Place covered food in the oven and close
the door. Press the AUTO COOK button.
SELECT FOOD TYPE appears in the
display.
• When oven signals and countdown time
is displayed, the door may be opened for
stirring, turning or rotating food. To resume
cooking, close the door and press
START/ENTER.
2 Turn the dial to the desired food type.
See the Sensor Food Type Guide below for
specific foods and instructions.
NOTE: Do not use this
feature twice in succession on
the same food portion--it may
result in severely overcooked
or burnt food. If food is
undercooked after the
countdown use Cook Time
for additional cooking.
3 Press the dial to enter. The oven starts
immediately.
NOTE: If the door was open while the control
was being set, close the door and press the
START/ENTER button to begin cooking.
Do not open the oven door before the
countdown time is displayed--steam
escaping
from the oven can affect cooking performance.
If the door is opened, close the door and press
START/ENTER immediately.
If ground meat was selected, the oven may
signal you to drain and stir the meat. Open the
door, drain the meat and close the door. Press
the START/ENTER button if necessary to
resume cooking.
Tips
• Match the amount of food to the size of
container. Fill containers at least 1/2 full.
• Be sure outside of container and inside of
oven are dry.
• After completion of Cook cycle, if food needs
additional cooking, return food to the oven
and use Cook Time to finish cooking.
How to Adjust the Oven's Automatic
Settings for a Shorter or Longer Cook Time
(Not available for all food types)
To subtract 10% from the automatic
cooking time:
At any time after the countdown begins, turn
the dial counterclockwise and press to enter.
To add 10% to the automatic cooking time:
At any time after the countdown begins, turn
the dial clockwise and press to enter.
Sensor Food Type Guide
Food
Type
Servings
Serving
Size
Comments
Chicken Pieces
1 to 4
2 to 8
pieces
Use oblong, square or
round dish. Cover with
vented plastic wrap.
Fish
1 to 4
4 to 16 oz.
Use oblong, square or
round dish. Cover with
--
8 to 32 oz.
Use round casserole
dish. Crumble meat
into dish. Cover with lid
or vented plastic wrap.
Potatoes
1 to 4
8 to 32 oz.
Pierce skin with fork.
Arrange in a star pattern
in center of turntable.
Canned Vegetables
1 to 4
4 to 16 oz.
Use microwave-safe
casserole or bowl.
Cover with lid or vented
plastic wrap.
Fresh Vegetables
1 to 4
4 to 16 oz.
Use microwave-safe
casserole or bowl. Add
2 tablespoons water
for each serving. Cover
with lid or vented
plastic wrap.
Frozen Vegetables
1 to 4
4 to 16 oz.
Use microwave-safe
casserole or bowl.
Follow package
instructions for adding
water. Cover with lid or
vented plastic wrap.
vented plastic wrap.
Ground Meat
(Beef, Pork, Turkey)
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POFCORN
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NOTE: Do not use this
feature twice in succession
on the same food portion-it may result in severely
overcooked or burnt food.
If food is undercooked after
the countdown use Cook
Time for additional cooking.
POPCORN
To use the Popcorn feature:
1 Follow package instructions, using Cook
Time if the package is less than 1.5 ounces
or larger than 3.5 ounces. Place the
package of popcorn in the center of the
turntable.
2 Press the POPCORN button once or twice.
The oven starts immediately.
Press once for a regular size (3.0 to 3.5 oz.)
bag of popcorn.
Press twice for a snack size (1.5 to 1.75 oz.)
bag of popcorn.
If you open the door while POPCORN is
displayed, an error message will appear.
Close the door, press STOP/CLEAR and
begin again.
AUTO REHEAT
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NOTE: Do not use this
feature twice in succession
on the same food portion-it may result in severely
overcooked or burnt food.
If food is not hot enough after
the countdown use Cook
Time for additional reheating.
To subtract time:
Within the first 30 seconds after the oven
starts, turn the dial counterclockwise for
20 seconds (-) less cooking time. Press to
enter. Turn again to reduce cooking time
another 10 seconds (- -), total 30 seconds
less time. Press to enter.
To add time:
Within the first 30 seconds after the oven
starts, turn the dial clockwise for an extra
20 seconds (+) cooking time. Press to enter.
Turn again to add another 10 seconds (++),
total 30 seconds additional time. Press to enter.
The Auto Reheat feature reheats servings of
previously cooked foods or a plate of leftovers.
Some Foods Not Recommended
Use with Auto Reheat
1 Place the cup of liquid or covered food in the
oven. Press AUTO REHEAT once, twice or
three times. The oven starts immediately.
• Bread products.
• Foods that must be reheated uncovered.
Press once for a plate of leftovers.
• Foods that need to be stirred or rotated.
Press twice for 1/2 to 1 full cup.
• Foods calling for a dry look or crisp surface
after reheating.
Press three times for 1 to 2 full cups.
2 The oven signals when steam is sensed
and the time remaining begins counting
down.
After removing food from the oven, stir,
if possible, to even out the temperature.
Reheated foods may have wide variations in
temperature. Some areas of food may be
extremely hot.
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If you find that the brand of popcorn you use
underpops or overpops consistently, you
can add or subtract 20-30 seconds to the
automatic popping time.
AUTO REHEAT
Do not open the oven door until time is
counting down. If the door is opened, close
it and press START/ENTER immediately.
BEVERAGE
How to Adjust the Automatic Popcorn
Setting to Provide a Shorter or Longer
Cook Time
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It is best to use Cook Time for these foods:
How to Adjust the Oven's Automatic
Settings for a Shorter or Longer Time
To subtract 10% from the automatic
cooking time:
Within the first 30 seconds after the oven
starts, turn the dial counterclockwise and
press to enter.
To add 10% to the automatic cooking time:
Within the first 30 seconds after the oven
starts, turn the dial clockwise and press
to enter.
BEVERAGE
Press the BEVERAGE button to heat an
8-10 oz. cup of coffee or other beverage.
The oven starts immediately.
NOTE: Do not use this
feature twice in succession
on the same food portion-it may result in severely
overcooked or burnt food.
If food is undercooked after
the countdown use Cook
Time for additional cooking.
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Drinks heated with the Beverage feature may
be very hot. Remove the container with care.
RICE
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NOTE: Do not use this
feature twice in succession
on the same food portion-it may result in severely
overcooked or burnt food.
If food is undercooked after
the countdown use Cook
Time for additional cooking.
FROZENENTREE
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NOTE: Do not use this
feature twice in succession
on the same food portion-it may result in severely
overcooked or burnt food.
If food is undercooked after
the countdown use Cook
Time for additional cooking.
SURE SIMMER
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RICE
The Rice feature will cook 1/2-2 cups of
uncooked rice. Follow the package instructions
for the amount of water to add.
Do not open the oven door until time is
counting down. If the door is opened, close
it and press START/ENTER immediately.
1 Place covered food in the oven. Press the
RICE button• The oven starts immediately•
To subtract 10% from the automatic
cooking time:
Within the first 30 seconds after the oven
starts, turn the dial counterclockwise and
press to enter.
2 The oven signals when steam is sensed and
the time remaining begins counting down.
Stir the food if necessary.
To add 10% to the automatic cooking time:
Within the first 30 seconds after the oven
starts, turn the dial clockwise and press
to enter.
FROZEN
ENTREE
The Frozen Entreefe_ure
8-22 ounce frozen entr6e.
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1 Loosen one corner of the plastic cover on
the entree and place in the oven. Press the
FROZEN ENTREE button• The oven starts
immediately•
2 The oven signals when steam is sensed and
the time remaining begins counting down•
Stir the food if necessary.
To subtract 10% from the automatic
cooking time:
Within the first 30 seconds after the oven
starts, turn the dial counterclockwise and
press to enter.
To add 10% to the automatic cooking time:
Within the first 30 seconds after the oven
starts, turn the dial clockwise and press
to enter.
SURE SIMMER"
The Sure Simmer feature will bring foods
such as soups and stews to a boil, then
allow them to simmer for up to 2 hours•
1 Cover food with a lid and place in the oven.
Press the SURE SIMMER button.
2 Turn the dial to set the amount of time you
want the food to simmer after boiling and
press the dial to begin cooking.
NOTE: Do not use this
feature twice in succession
on the same food portion-it may result in severely
overcooked or burnt food
• If food is undercooked after
the countdown use Cook
Time for additional cooking.
Do not open the oven door until time is
counting down. If the door is opened, close
it and press START/ENTER immediately.
3 The oven signals when the food begins to
boil and the simmer time begins counting
down. Stir the food if necessary.
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Do not open the oven door until time is
counting down. If the door is opened, close
it and press START/ENTER immediately.
Convection baking uses a heating element to raise the temperature of the air inside the oven. Any
oven temperature from 2250F to 4500F may be set. A fan gently circulates this heated air throughout
the oven, over and around the food+ producing golden brown exteriors and rich, moist interiors.
This circulation of heated air is called convection.
Because the heated air is kept constantly moving+ not permitting a layer of cooler air to develop
around the food, some foods cook faster than in regular oven cooking.
Always use the shelf in its "+ow"
)osition when convection baking.
For Best Results...
Always use the shelf in its "low" position when Convection baking.
The shelf is required for good air circulation and even browning.
See the Ceekware
Tips section for information on suggested cookware+
Incorrect shelf position
RECIPE
CONVERSION
FOR BAKED
GOODS
When using the CONVECTION mode to cook baked goods such as cakes, cookies, pizzas, pies,
breads, etc., reduce the oven temperature 25°F from the recipe to prevent over browning on the
top of baked goods.
Example: A recipe states to bake brownies for 25-30 minutes at 400°F
400°F - 25°F = 375°F
The new bake temperature in CONVECTION mode will be 375°1=.
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CONVECTION
BAKING
WITH PREHEAT
1 Press the CONVECTION
button.
2 Turn the dial to set the oven temperature
and press dial to enter. Do not enter bake
time now+ (The cook time will be entered
later, after the oven is preheated.)
3 Press the dial or the START/ENTER
to start preheating.
STJ_rlI_
button
4 When the oven is preheated+ it will signal.
If you do not open the door within 1 hour+
the oven will turn off automatically.
5 Open the oven door and, using caution,
place the food in the oven.
ODEMEOION
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7 When cooking is complete, the oven will
signal and turn off+
NOTE: You may change the cook time at any
time during cooking by turning the dial.
You may change the oven temperature
at any time during cooking by pressing the
POWER button. Turn the dial to set the oven
temperature and press the dial to enter.
To view the cook time and oven temperature
during cooking, press the CONVECTION
button.
CONVECTION
BAKING
WITHOUT PREHEAT
1 If your recipe does not require preheating+
press the CONVECTION button.
NOTE: You may change the cook time at
any time during cooking by turning the dial.
2 Turn the dial to set the oven temperature
and press to enter.
Some recipes call for preheating.
3 Turn the dial to set the cook time and press
to enter.
ST_TIF.mT.R
6 Close the oven door. Turn the dial to
set the cook time and press the dial or
START/ENTER to start cooking.
4 Press the dial or the START/ENTER
to start the oven.
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button
You may change the oven temperature
at any time during cooking by pressing the
POWER button. Turn the dial to set the oven
temperature and press the dial to enter.
To view the cook time and oven temperature
during cooking, press the CONVECTION
button.
Combination
baking offers the best features of microwave energy and convection cooking.
Microwaves cook food fast and convection circulation of heated air browns foods beautifully.
Any oven temperature from 225°F to 450°F may be set.
For Best Results...
Always use the shelf in its "low" position when Combination
Always use the shelf in its "low"
3osition when combination baking,
The shelf is required for good air circulation and even browning.
See the Ceekware
Tips section for information on suggested cookware.
See the Best Method of Cooking
using Combination.
RECIPE
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section to determine which foods are appropriate to cook
CONVERSION
When using the COMBINATION
Incorrect shelf position
mode, reduce the recipe cook time by 25%.
Example: A recipe states to cook a roast for 60 minutes at 400°F
60 minutes x 0.25 = 15 minutes saved
The new cook time in COMBINATION mode will be:
60 minutes - 15 minutes = 45 minutes.
COMBINATION
BAKING
WITH PREHEAT
1 Press the COMBINATION
button.
2 Turn the dial to set the oven temperature
and press dial to enter. Do not enter
COMBINATION cook time now. (The cook
time will be entered later, after the oven is
preheated.)
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3 Press the dial or the START/ENTER
to start preheating.
button
4 When the oven is preheated, it will signal.
If you do not open the door within 1 hour,
the oven will turn off automatically.
5 Open the oven door and, using caution,
place the food in the oven.
6 Close the oven door. Turn the dial to
set the cook time and press to enter. Press
the dial or the START/ENTER button to
start cooking.
7 When cooking is complete, the oven will
signal and turn off.
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baking.
NOTE: You may change the cook time at
any time during cooking by turning the dial.
You may change the oven temperature
and microwave power level at any time during
cooking by pressing the POWER button. Turn
the dial to set the oven temperature and press
the dial to enter. Then, turn the dial to set
microwave power level 1 through 4 and press
the dial to enter. The default power level is 4.
To view the cook time and oven temperature
during cooking, press the COMBINATION
button.
• Check the Coekware Tips section for correct
cookware when using Combination.
• Do not use metal cookware with
Combination.
• See the Best Method of Cooking section
to determine which foods are appropriate to
cook using Combination.
COMBINATION
BAKING
WITHOUT PREHEAT
1 If your recipe does not require preheating,
press the COMBINATION button.
microwave power level 1 through 4 and press
the dial to enter. The default power level is 4.
2 Turn the dial to set the oven temperature
and press to enter.
To view the cook time and oven temperature
during cooking, press the COMBINATION
button.
3 Turn the dial to set the cook time and press
to enter.
4 Press the dial or the START/ENTER
to start the oven.
button
NOTE: You may change the cook time at
any time during cooking by turning the dial.
You may change the oven temperature
and microwave power Jevel at any time during
cooking by pressing the POWER button. Turn
the dial to set the oven temperature and press
the dial to enter. Then, turn the dial to set
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NOTE:
• Some recipes call for preheating.
• Check the Cookware Tips section for correct
cookware when using Combination.
• Do not use metal cookware with
Combination.
• See the Best Method of Cooking section
to determine which foods are appropriate
to cook using Combination.
CONVECTION
BAKING
Metal Pans are recommended
is important.
for all types of baked products_ but especially where browning
Dark or dull finish metal pans are best for breads and pies because they absorb heat and produce
crisper crust.
Shiny aluminum pans are better for cakes, cookies or muffins because they reflect heat and help
produce a light tender crust.
Glass or Glass-Ceramic casserole or baking dishes are best suited for egg and cheese recipes
due to the cleanability of glass.
COMBINATION
BAKING
Glass or Glass-Ceramic baking containers are recommended. Be sure not to use items with metal
trim as it may cause arcing (sparking) with oven wall or oven shelf. This can damage the cookware,
the shelf or the oven.
Heat-Resistant Plastic microwave cookware (safe to 450°F) may be used, but it is not
recommended for foods requiring all-around browning, because the plastic is a poor conductor
of heat.
Cookware
Microwave
Convection
Combination
Heat-Resistant Glass, Glass-Ceramic
(Pyrex_ Fire King,® Coming Warep etc.)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Metal
No
Yes
No
Non Heat-Resistant
No
No
No
Plastics
Yes
No
Yes*
Plastic Films and Wraps
Yes
No
No
Paper Products
Yes
No
No
Straw, Wicker and Wood
Yes
No
No
Microwave-Safe
Glass
* Use only microwave cookware that is safe to 450°F.
• In Microwave mode, the food should always be cooked on the glass turntable tray. Microwave
mode should not be used with the metal shelf in the oven.
• The metal shelf should always be used when cooking in Convection and Combination modes so
that heated air will brown the bottom of the food. The glass turntable can be left in place in
Convection and Combination modes.
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Correct shelf position
• For best cooking performance in Convection and Combination
gap between the cooking dish and the sides of the oven.
modes, leave at least a one inch
• For best baking performance, always place the shelf in the "low" position.
• Placing the shelf in the "high" position will cause the top of the food to brown/cook
than the interior and bottom of the food.
Incorrect shelf position
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much faster
Use the following guide to select the best method of cooking. Recipes can be adapted using the guidelines below to determine
the appropriate cooking mode.
Foods
Microwave
Appetizers
Dips and Spreads
Pastry Snacks
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Beverages
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Sauces and Toppings
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Meats
Defrosting
Roasting
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Convection
Combination
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Poultry
Defrosting
Roasting
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Fish and Seafood
Defrosting
Cooking
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Eggs and Cheese
Scrambled, Omelets
Quiche, Souffle
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Vegetables (fresh)
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Breads
Muffins, Coffee Cake
Quick
Yeast
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Desserts
Cakes, Layer and Bundt
Cakes, Angel Food and Chiffon
Custard and Pudding
Bar Cookies
Fruit
Pies and Pastry
Candy
Blanching
Vegetables
Frozen Convenience
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HOLD WARM
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HOLD WARM
The Hold Warm feature will keep hot, cooked
foods at serving temperature for up to one
hour. Always start with hot food.
At the end of the countdown, the oven will
hold the warming temperature and display the
length of time the oven has been holding.
To activate, press HOLD WARM either
immediately after setting any cooking program,
or during the time countdown.
To cancel, press STOP/CLEAR.
HELP
The Help feature displays feature information
and helpful hints.
1 Press the OPTIONS button and turn the dial
to select HELP. Press the dial to enter.
2 Turn the dial to select a feature and press
the dial to enter.
COOKING COMPLETE
REMINDER
To remind you that you have food in the oven,
the oven will display YOUR FOOD IS READY
and beep once a minute until you either open
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the oven door or press the STOP/CLEAR
button.
CLOCK
Use to enter the time of day. You must set the
clock before using the oven for the first time.
4 Turn the dial to select AM or PM. Press
the dial to enter.
1 Press the OPTIONS button and turn the dial
to select CLOCK. Press the dial to enter.
5 Press the START/ENTER
the clock.
button to start
2 Turn the dial to set hours. Press the dial
to enter.
STARTIENIT.R
3 Turn the dial to set minutes. Press the dial
to enter.
STOP/CLE/_
STOP/CLEAR
Press the STOP/CLEAR button to stop and
cancel cooking at any time.
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CHILD
LOCK-OUT
You may lock the control panel to prevent the
oven from being accidentally started or used
by children.
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To lock or unlock the controls, press and hold
the START/ENTER button for about three
seconds. When the control panel is locked,
LOCKED will be displayed briefly anytime a
button or dial is pressed.
START/ENTER
PAUSE
In addition to starting many functions, pushing
the START/ENTER button allows you to stop
cooking without opening the door or clearing
the display.
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AUTO NITE LIGHT
The Auto Nite Light can be set to come on
and go off at desired times.
1 Press the OPTIONS button and turn the dial
to select AUTO NITE LIGHT. Press the dial
to enter.
2 Turn the dial to select SET TIMES. Press
the dial to enter.
3 Enter the time of day for the light to come
on by turning the dial to select the hour,
minutes and AM or PM. Press the dial to
enter after each selection.
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BEEPER
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DISPLAY
NOTE: The NITE indicator will be lit whenever
the nite light is set to operate.
To review the nite light settings, turn the dial to
select REVIEW SETTINGS after selecting the
Auto Nite Light option. Press the dial to enter.
To clear the nite light settings, turn the dial
to select CLEAR SETTINGS after selecting
the Auto Nite Light option. Press the dial
to enter.
VOLUME
The beeper sound level can be adjusted.
1 Press the OPTIONS button and turn the dial
to select BEEPER VOLUME. Press the dial
to enter.
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4 Enter the time of day for the light to go off by
turning the dial to select the hour, minutes
and AM or PM. Press the dial to enter after
each selection.
2 Turn the dial to select mute to loud. Press
the dial to enter.
NOTE: The MUTE indicator will be lit
whenever the beeper volume is set to mute.
LANGUAGE
The language for the scrolling display can be
set to either English or Spanish.
2 Turn the dial to select ENGLISH or
SPANISH. Press the dial to enter.
1 Press the OPTIONS button and turn the dial
to select DISPLAY LANGUAGE. Press the
dial to enter.
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DISPLAY
ON/OFF
Use to turn your clock display on or off.
1 Press the OPTIONS button and turn the dial
to select DISPLAY ON/OFF. Press the dial
to enter.
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2 Turn the dial to select ON or OFF. Press
the dial to enter.
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DISPLAY
SPEED
The scroll speed of the display can be
changed.
2 Turn the dial to select slowest to fastest.
Press the dial to enter.
1 Press the OPTIONS button and turn the dial
to select DISPLAY SPEED. Press the dial to
enter.
SURFACE
O
LIGHT
Press the O_ button, then turn the dial if
you want to change the brightness. Press the
O=' button again to turn the light off.
KITCHEN
To turn the Nite Light on, press and hold the
(_ button for about three seconds.
To turn the Nite Light off, press the
button.
(_
TIMER
The Kitchen Timer operates as a minute timer
and can be used at any time, even when the
oven is operating.
To cancel, press the KITCHEN TIMER button
while the time remaining is displayed.
1 Press the KITCHEN TIMER button.
When time is up, the oven will signal To turn
off the timer signal, press KITCHEN TIMER.
2 Turn the dial to select the minutes. Press
the dial to enter.
NOTE: The KITCHEN TIMER indicator will be
lit while the kitchen timer is operating.
3 Turn the dial to select the seconds. Press
the dial to enter.
4 Press the dial or KITCHEN TIMER to start.
O
VENT FAN
AUTOMATIC
The vent fan removes steam and other vapors
from surface cooking.
An automatic fan feature protects the
microwave from too much heat rising from the
cooktop below it. It automatically turns on if it
senses too much heat.
Press the _ button, then turn the dial if you
want to change the fan speed. Press the
button again to turn the fan off.
NOTE: The FAN indicator will be lit while the
fan is operating.
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FAN
If you have turned the fan on, you may find
that you cannot turn it off. The fan will
automatically turn off when the internal parts
are cool. It may stay on for 30 minutes or more
after the cooktop and microwave controls are
turned off.
Term
Definition
Arcing
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is caused by:
• the metal shelf being installed incorrectly and touching the microwave walls.
• metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
• foil that is not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennas).
• metal such as twist-ties, poultry pins, gold-rimmed dishes.
• recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces.
• the turntable ring support being installed incorrectly.
Covering
Covers hold in moisture, allow for more even heating and reduce
cooking time. Venting plastic wrap or covering with wax paper
allows excess steam to escape.
Shielding
In a regular oven, you shield chicken breasts or baked foods to
prevent over-browning. When microwaving, you use small strips of
foil to shield thin parts, such as the tips of wings and legs on
poultry, which would cook before larger parts.
Standing Time
When you cook with regular ovens, foods such as roasts or cakes
are allowed to stand to finish cooking or to set. Standing time is
especially important in microwave cooking. Note that a
microwaved cake is not placed on a cooling rack.
Venting
After covering a dish with plastic wrap, you vent the plastic wrap
by turning back one corner so excess steam can escape.
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HELPFUL
HINTS
An occasional thorough wiping with a solution of baking soda and water keeps the inside fresh.
Be sure the power is off before cleaning
any part of this oven.
HOW TO CLEAN THE INSIDE
Walls, Floor, Inside Window, Metal and Plastic Parts on the Door
Some spatters can be removed with a paper towel; others may require a damp cloth. Remove
greasy spatters with a sudsy cloth, then rinse with a damp cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaners
or sharp utensils on oven walls.
Never use a commercial
oven cleaner on any part of your microwave.
Removable Turntable and Turntable Support
To prevent breakage, do not place the turntable into water just after cooking. Wash it carefully
in warm, sudsy water or in the dishwasher. The turntable and support can be broken if dropped.
Remember, do not operate the oven without the turntable and support in place.
Shelf
Clean with mild soap and water or in the dishwasher.
Do not clean in a self-cleaning
HOW TO CLEAN
oven.
THE OUTSIDE
We recommend against using cleaners with ammonia or alcohol, as they can damage the
appearance of the microwave oven. If you choose to use a common household cleaner, first apply
the cleaner directly to a clean cloth, then wipe the soiled area.
Bottom
Clean off the grease and dust on the bottom often. Use a solution of warm water and detergent.
Case
Clean the outside of the microwave with a sudsy cloth. Rinse with a damp cloth and then dry.
Wipe the window clean with a damp cloth.
Control Panel and Door
Wipe with a damp cloth. Dry thoroughly. Do not use cleaning sprays, large amounts of soap and
water, abrasives or sharp objects on the panel--they can damage it. Some paper towels can also
scratch the control panel.
Door Seal
It is important to keep the area clean where the door seals against the microwave. Use only mild,
non-abrasive detergents applied with a clean sponge or soft cloth. Rinse well.
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STAINLESS
STEEL
Do not use a steel-wool pad; it will scratch
the surface.
To clean stainless steel surfaces, use a hot,
damp cloth with a mild detergent suitable for
stainless steel surfaces. Use a clean, hot,
damp cloth to remove soap. Dry with a dry,
clean cloth.
If food soil remains, try a general kitchen
cleaner.
Apply cleaner with a damp sponge. Use a
clean, hot, damp cloth to remove cleaner.
Dry with a dry, clean cloth. Always scrub lightly
in the direction of the grain.
After cleaning, use a stainless-steel polish,
such as Stainless Steel Magic, ® Revere
Copper and Stainless Steel Cleane_ or Wenol
All Purpose Metal PolishP Follow the product
instructions for cleaning the stainless-steel
surface.
For hard-to-clean soil, use a standard
stainless-steel cleaner, such as Ben-AmP
or Cameo. ®
COOKTOP
Remove screw
LIGHT/NITE
LIGHT
Replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt,
20 watt (max.), halogen bulb (WB36X10213),
available from your nearest Sears Parts &
Repair Center. Call 1-800-4-MY-HOME. _
3 Be sure the bulb is cool before removing.
Remove the bulb by pulling it straight out.
1 To replace the cooktop light/nite light, first
disconnect the power at the main fuse or
circuit breaker panel, or pull the plug.
5 Raise the light cover and replace the screw.
Connect electrical power to the oven.
2 Remove the screw from the side of the light
compartment cover and lower the cover
until it stops.
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4 Push the new bulb straight into the
receptacle all the way.
Charcoalfilter (on some models)
VENT FAN
The vent fan has two metal reusable
vent filters.
+
Models that recirculate air back into the room
also use a charcoal filter.
Reusable vent filters
(on all models)
REUSABLE
VENT FILTERS
The metal filters trap grease released by foods
on the cooktop+ They also prevent flames from
foods on the cooktop from damaging the inside
of the oven.
For this reason, the filters must always be
in place when the hood is used. The vent
filters should be cleaned once a month,
or as needed.
REMOVING AND CLEANING
THE FILTERS
To remove, slide them to the rear using the
tabs. Pull down and out.
To clean the vent filters, soak them and then
swish around in hot water and detergent. Don't
use ammonia or ammonia products because
they will darken the metal. Light brushing can
be used to remove embedded dirt.
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Rinse, shake and let dry before replacing.
To replace, slide the filters into the frame slots
on the back of each opening. Press up and to
the front to lock into place.
CHARCOAL
FILTER
The charcoal filter cannot be cleaned. It must
be replaced. Order Part No. WB2X9883
available from your nearest Sears Parts &
Repair Center. Call 1-800-4-MY-HOME. _
The charcoal filter should be replaced when
it is noticeably dirty or discolored (usually after
6 to 12 months, depending on usage).
If the model is not vented to the outside, the
air will be recirculated through a disposable
charcoal filter that helps remove smoke
and odors.
TO REMOVE THE
CHARCOAL
FILTER
To remove the charcoal filter, first disconnect
power at the main fuse or circuit breaker, or pull
the plug. Remove the top gdlle by removing the
two screws that hold it in place.
Remove 2 grille screws
to remove the grille
/
You may need to open the cabinet doors
to remove the screws.
TO INSTALL
CHARCOAL
THE
FILTER
To install a new charcoal filter, remove plastic
and other outer wrapping from the new filter.
Insert the filter into the top opening of the oven
as shown, maneuvering it behind the plastic
grille until it fits squarely into place. It will rest
at an angle behind the plastic grille on two side
support tabs and in front of the right rear tab.
Replace the grille and two screws. Reconnect
power.
3O
Slide the filter toward the front of the oven and
remove it.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
Oven will not start
Afuse in your home may be
blown or the circuit breaker
tripped.
• Replacefuse or reset circuitbreaker.
Power surge.
• Unplug the microwave oven, then plug it back in.
Plug not fully inserted into
wall outlet.
• Make sure the 3-prong plug on the oven is fully inserted
into wall outlet.
Door not securely closed.
• Open the doer and close securely.
Door not securely closed.
• Open the door and close securely.
START/ENTER button net pressed
after entering cooking selection.
• Press START/ENTER.
Another selection entered
• Press STOP/CLEAR.
Control panel lighted,
yet oven will not start
CAUSES
SOLUTION
already in oven and STOP/CLEAR
button not pressed to cancel it.
Cooking time not entered after
pressing COOK TIME.
• Make sure you have entered cooking time after pressing
COOK TIME.
STOP/CLEAR was pressed
accidentally.
• Reset cooking program and press START/ENTER.
Food weight not entered after
selecting AUTO DEFROST,
BREAD DEFROST or
EXPRESS DEFROST.
• Make sure you have entered food weight after selecting
AUTO DEFROST, BREAD DEFROST or EXPRESS DEFROST.
Food type not entered after
pressing AUTO COOK.
• Make sure you have entered a food type.
LOCKED appears
on display
The control has been locked.
• Press and hold START/ENTER for about 3 seconds
to unlock the control.
CAUTION_OVEN
HOT
appears on display
The temperature inside the
oven is greeter than 200°R
• This is normal.
One of the sensor cooking
pads was pressed when the
temperature inside the oven
was greater than 200°R
• These features will not operate when the oven is hot.
Floor of the oven is warm
even when the oven has
not been used
The cooktop light is located
below the oven floor. When
light is on, the heat it produces
may make the oven floor
get warm.
• This is normal.
You hear an unusual
low-tone beep
You have tried to change
the power level when it is
not allowed.
• Many of the oven's features are preset and cannot
be changed.
Oven emits a smoky odor
and gray smoke after
using the Convection
feature
Oils on the stainless steel cavity
are burning off after using the
Convection feature the first
few times,
• This is normal.
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PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
CAUSES
SOLUTION
Food browns on top
much faster than on
the bottom
Rack has been placed in the
"high" position.
• Always use the rack in its "low" position.
Oven temperature
fluctuates during cooking
The cooking element cycles
on and off to maintain the
oven temperature at the
desired setting.
• This is normal.
Vent fan comes on
automatically
The vent fan automatically turns
on to protect the microwave if it
senses too much heat rising from
the cooktop below.
• This is normal.
During Convection or
Combination baking (after
preheating), the vent fan will
automatically come on to cool
the oven components.
• This is normal.
THINGS THAT ARE NORMAL
WITH YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
• Steam or vapor escaping from around
the door.
• Light reflection around door or outer case.
• Dimming oven light and change in the blower
sound at power levels other than high.
• Dull thumping sound while oven is operating.
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• TV/radio interference might be noticed
while using the microwave. Similar to the
interference caused by other small appliances,
it does not indicate a problem with the
microwave. Plug the microwave into a different
electrical circuit, move the radio or TV as far
away from the microwave as possible or
check the position and signal of the TV/radio
antenna.
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