Microwave Oven
Owner's Manual
AMC4080AAB/W/Q
AMC4080AAS
AMC4080AAB/W/Q
AMC4080AAS
Part No. : 8112P250-60
Form
No. : A/01/04
Code
No. : DE68-02901A
Safety
PRECAUTIONS
TO AVOID
POSSIBLEEXPOSURETO
EXCESSIVEMICROWAVE
ENERGY:
(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open
since open-door operation can result in harmful exposure to
microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper
with the safety interlocks.
(b) Do not place any object between the front face of the oven
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 or dented),
2) Hinges and latches (broken or loosened),
3) Door seals and sealing surfaces.
(d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone
except properly qualified service personnel.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using any electrical appliance, basic safety precautions
should be followed, including the following:
WARNING
To reduce risk of burns, electric shock, fire, personal
injury or exposure to excessive microwave energy:
• Read all safety instructions before using the appliance.
• Read and follow the specific"PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE
EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY"on this page.
• This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to properly grounded
outlets. See "IMPORTANT GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS" on page
3 of this manual.
Install or place this appliance only in accordance with the installation
instructions provided.
Some items, like whole eggs and food in sealed containers, may
explode if heated in this oven.
• Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in the
manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this appliance.
This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry food. It
is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.
WARNING
Always observe Safety Precautions when using your
oven. Never try to repair the oven on your own - there
is dangerous voltage inside. If the oven needs to be
repaired, call 1-800-843-0304 U. S. A, 1-866-5872002 CANADA for the name of an authorized service
center near you.
SAVE THESE NSTRUCTIONS
Safety
Important
Safety Instructions,
continued
• As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by
children.
• Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is
not working properly, or if it has been damaged.
• This appliance should be serviced only by qualified service
personnel. Contact the nearest authorized service facility for
examination, repair, or adjustment.
• Do not cover or block any of the openings on this appliance.
• Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use near water - for
example, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
pool, etc.
• Keep the inside of the oven clean. Food particles or spattered oils
stuck to the oven walls or floor can cause paint damage and reduce
the efficiency of the oven.
• Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
• Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
• Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
• When cleaning door and oven surfaces, use only mild, nonabrasive
soaps or detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth.
• To reduce the risk of fire in the oven:
a. Do not overcook food. Watch appliance carefully if paper, plastic,
or other combustible materials are inside.
b. Remove wire twist-ties from plastic cooking bags before placing
bags in oven.
c. If materials inside the oven ignite, keep the oven door closed, turn
the oven off, disconnect the power cord, or shut off the power at
the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
d. Do not use the oven compartment for storage purposes. Do not
leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in the oven when
not in use.
• Do not try to preheat oven or operate while empty.
• Do not cook without the glass tray in place on the oven floor. Foodwill
not cook properly without the tray.
• Do not defrost frozen beverages in narrow-necked bottles. The
containers can break.
• Dishes and containers can become hot. Handle with care.
• Carefully remove container coverings, directing steam away from
hands and face.
• Remove lids from baby food before reheating. After heating baby
food, stir well and test temperature by tasting before serving.
• A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risk of becoming
entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Longer cord sets or
extension cords are available and may be used with caution.
• Do not operate any other heating or cooking appliance beneath this
appliance.
• Do not mount unit over or near any portion of a heating or cooking
appliance.
• Do not mount over a sink.
• Do not store anything directly on top of the appliance when it is in
operation.
° IMPORTANTGROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of an electrical
short circuit, grounding reduces the risk d electric shock by
providing an escape wire for the electrical current. This
appliance is equipped with a cord that includes a grounding wire
and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet
that is properly installed and grounded. Plug the three-prong
power cord into a properly grounded outlet of standard 115-120
voltage, 60 Hz. Your oven should be the only appliance on this
circuit.
SAVE THESE NSTRUCTIONS
Safety
0 WARNING
WARNING
Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk
of electric shock. Consult a qualified electrician or
servicer if you do not understand the grounding
instructions or if you are not sure if the appliance is
properly grounded.
Use of Extension
Cords
A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risk of
becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Longer
cord sets or extension cords are available and may be used if
care is exercised in their use. If a long cord or extension cord is
used:
1. The marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord
should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the
appliance.
2. The extension cord must be a grounding-type 3-wire cord
and it must be plugged into a 3-slot outlet.
3. The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape
over the counter top or tabletop where it can be pulled on by
children or tripped over accidentally. If you use an extension
cord, the interior light may flicker and the blower may vary
when the microwave oven is on. Cooking times may be
longer, too.
SAVE THESE
Do not cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the
power cord under any circumstances.
Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be overheated
beyond the boiling point without appearing to be boiling. Visible
bubbling or boiling when the container is removed from the
microwave oven is not always present. THIS COULD RESULT
IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN
THE CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR A SPOON OR OTHER
UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
To reduce
the
risk
of injury
1.
2.
3.
4.
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.
5. Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other utensil
into the container.
NSTRUCTIONS
Your New Microwave oven
Table of Contents
Checking
Safety ...........................................................................................
Your New Microwave oven .........................................................
Checking Parts ...........................................................................
Setting Up Your Microwave Oven ..............................................
Control Panel Buttons AMC4080AAB/W/Q
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Control Panel Buttons AMC4080AAS
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2
5
8
8
8
8
9
Using the One Minute+ Button ...................................................
Defrosting Automatically .............................................................
Setting Cooking Times & Power Levels ...................................
One-stage Cooking ..................................................................
Multi-stage Cooking ..................................................................
9
9
10
10
10
Cooking
Instructions
................................................................
Cooking Utensils ......................................................................
Testing Utensils ........................................................................
Cooking Techniques .................................................................
General Tips .............................................................................
Cooking Guide ..........................................................................
Auto Defrosting Guide ..............................................................
Recipes ....................................................................................
11
11
11
12
12
13
15
16
Appendix
....................................................................................
Troubleshooting
Guide .............................................................
Care and Cleaning ...................................................................
Specifications
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18
18
18
19
Warranty
20
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Unpack your microwave
oven and check to make sure that you have all
the parts shown
here. If any part is missing
or broken,
call your dealer.
5
6
6
7
Operation
.....................................................................................
Setting the Clock ........................................................................
Using the Pause/Cancel
Button .................................................
Using the Instant Cook Buttons ..................................................
Instant Cook Chart .....................................................................
Quick Reference
Parts
Back Cover
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microwave oven
roller
guide
ring
registration
card
glass
tray
instruction
manual
template
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utc kit
installation
manual
Your New Microwave oven
Setting Up Your Microwave
4
/
Place the oven on a flat, sturdy
grounded outlet.
Once plugged
show:
Control
Oven
surface and plug the cord into a
in, the display on your oven will
Make sure there is adequate
ventilation for your oven by leaving
least four inches of space behind, above, and to the side of the
at
2
oven.
2
Open the oven door by pressing
3
Wipe
the inside
Place
oven.
the pre-assembled
4
Panel Buttons AMC4080AAB/W/Q
the button
of the oven with a damp
below the control
panel.
cloth.
ring in the indentation
in the center
of the
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5
Place the glass tray on top of the ring so that the three glass tabs in
the center of the tray fit securely into the tabs on the floor of the
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oven.
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Your New Microwave oven
Control Panel Buttons AMC4080AAS
1.
One Minute+
Press
2.
once for every minute
Instant
Instant
3.
settings
Number
Power
of cooking
to cook
popular
times.
p.lO
p.9
of the food to be defrosted.
Clock
p.8
time.
Pause/Cancel
Press
8.
high.
Auto Defrost
Sets current
7.
foods.
Level
Sets weight
6.
p.8
buttons
Sets power to level other than
5.
at High power.
Cook Buttons
Sets cooking
4.
p.9
to pause
p.8
oven or correct
Start
Press
to start cooking.
a mistake.
Operation
Setting the Clock
1
Press
the Clock
button.
Using the Instant Cook Buttons
The display
1
will show:
Press
the Instant
cooking
serving
2
3
Use the Number
buttons to enter the current time. You must press
at least three numbers to set the clock. If the current time is 5:00
enter, 5,0,0
Press
If there
Clock
again. A colon
is a power
will blink, indicating
interruption,
You can check the current
pressing
the Clock button.
you will need
time while
Using the Pause/Cancel
cooking
cooking:
To stop cooking, erase instructions,
the time of day: press Pause/Cancel
to reset
press Pause/Cancel
To Correct a mistake you have just entered:
once, then re-enter the instructions.
button
for example).
corresponding
to the food
The display
shows
you are
the first
Press the button repeatedly
to select the serving size you want.
The display will cycle through all available serving sizes. Once you
select the correct serving size, the microwave
will begin cooking
automatically.
•
the clock.
is in progress
by
Button
and return
twice.
Cook
that the time is set.
The Pause/Cancel
button allows you to clear instructions
you have
entered.
It also allows you to pause the oven's cooking cycle, so that
you can check the food.
To pause the oven during
restart, press Start.
2
(Popcorn,
size:
the oven
press
once. To
display
Pause/Cancel
to
See next page for Instant
Cook Guide.
Operation
Instant Cook Chart
Note:
The cooking time of 3.0 oz. microwave-popcorn
the content of butter and brands.
Popcorn
.........
3.0-3 5 oz
•
Use one microwave-only
bag of
popcorn.
Use caution when removing and
opening hot bag from oven
To help prevent the popcorn bag from
getting stuck in the oven. fold each end
of the bag up one
placing the bag in
oven
If it still gets stuck,
reposition the bag,
press start.
inch (_2_)
the center
before
of the
open the door and
close the door and
Fresh
Vegetable
1 cup
2 cups
3 cups
4 cups
Place the vegetable
into a casserole
and add some water.
Cover during cooking and stir before
standing.
Frozen
Dinner
8-10 oz
10-12 oz
Remove package from outerwrappmg
and follow package instructions for
cevenng and standing. After cooking
let stand 1-3 min.
Potato
1
2
3
4
Prick each potato several times with
fork.
Place on turntable
in spoke-like
fashior
Remove from oven. wrap in foil and let
stand 3-5 min
Once c Jring cooking, the oven will
beep to let you know to turn the fooc
over
Pizza
Reheat
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1 Slice
2 Slices
3 Slices
•
Beverage
½ cup
1 cup
2 cups
Cooking
following
time is adjustable
for desired
package
instructions.
Using the One Minute+
1
the One Minute+
button
/
automati-
Press the Auto Defrost button. The display shows "0.5 Ibs." (0.2Kg
you have set your oven for metric measure).
To set the weight of your food, press the Auto Defrost
button
repeatedly.
This increases the weight by 0.5 Ib increments,
up to
6.0 Ibs (The Auto Defrost button will increase the weight by 0.2Kg
up to 2.6kg if you are using metric measurement).
Press the Pause/Cancel
food over.
buttons
to enter the weight
of the
The oven calculates
the defrosting time and starts automatically.
Twice during defrosting,
the oven will beep to let you know to turn
the food over.
cup or mug : do net
in the oven.
to
The time
the One
To thaw frozen food, set the weight of the food and the microwave
cally sets the defrosting time, power level and standing time.
Use measuring
cover.
heating,
you wish
Automatically
You can also use the number
food directly.
Place the beverage
once for each minute
Add minutes to a program in progress by pressing
Minute+
button for each minute you want to add.
|
pads
in one-minute
cook the food. For example, press it twice for two minutes.
will display, and the oven starts automatically.
o Defrosting
on
Button
offers a convenient
way to heat food
at the High power level.
Put the pizza on a microwave-safe
plate with wide end of slice towards the
outside edge of the plate.
Do not et slices overlap. Do not cover.
Before serving, let stand 1-2 min.
After
taste with numeric
This button
increments
Press
depends
4
Press
the Start
button
button,
to resume
open the oven door,
defrosting.
stir well.
See page
15 for the Defrosting
Guide.
and turn the
if
Operation
Setting Cooking Times & Power Levels
Multi-stage
Your microwave
allows you to set up to two different stages of cooking,
each with its own time length and power level. The power level button
lets you control the heating intensity from Warm (1) to High (0).
One-stage
Follow steps 1 and 2 in the "One-Stage
previous
page.
Cooking
To set the power level at High for a stage
Power Level button twice.
2
Use the number buttons to set a cooking time. You can set a time
from one second to 99 minutes, 99 seconds. To set a time over one
minute, enter the seconds too. For example,
to set 20 minutes,
enter 2, 0, 0, 0.
If you want
to set the power
press the Power Level
enter a power level.
Power
level to something
button,
other
then use the number
than
3
4
High,
buttons
=
=
=
=
=
PL:10
PL:20
PL:30
PL:40
PL:50
(Warm)
(Low)
(Defrost)
(Medium
(Medium)
Low)
6 = PL:60
7 = PL:70
8 = PL:80
9 = PL:90
0=PL:Hi
(Simmer)
(Medium
(Reheat)
(Saute)
(High)
Press
the Power
Press
Start
buttons
Level
to set a second
button,
level of the second
section
on the
High)
require different stages of cooking at different
You can set multiple stages of cooking with your
10
of cooking,
cooking
press
the
time.
then use the number
buttons
to set
stage of cooking.
to begin cooking.
You can check the Power
pressing
the Power Level
to
Press the Start button to begin cooking.
If you want to change the
power level, press Pause/Cancel
before you press Start, and reenter all of the instructions.
Some recipes
temperatures.
microwave.
Use the number
the power
Levels:
1
2
3
4
5
Cooking"
When entering more than one cooking stage, the Power Level
button must be pressed before the second cooking stage can be
entered.
For simple one-stage
cooking, you only need to set a cooking time. The
power level is automatically
set to High. If you want to set the power to
any other level, you must set it using the Power Level button.
2
Cooking
Level while
button.
cooking
is in progress
by
Cooking Instructions
Cooking
Not Recommended
Utensils
Recommended
Glass jars
microwave,
Use
Glass and glass-ceramic
cooking.
bowls
and dishes
--
Use for heating
or
Microwave
browning
dish -- Use to brown the exterior of small
items such as steaks, chops, or pancakes.
Follow the directions
provided with your browning
dish.
paper
--
Use as a cover to prevent
is too thin to be used in a
Paper bags -- These are a fire hazard,
are designed
for microwave
use.
except
Styrofoam
unhealthy
can melt and leave
plates
residue
Metal utensils
-before cooking.
and cups
on food.
-- These
These
can damage
for popcorn
Containers
your oven.
bags that
an
such as
Remove
all metal
spattering.
Paper towels
and napkins
-- Use for short-term
heating and
covering;
they absorb excess moisture and prevent spattering.
Do
not use recycled paper towels, which may contain metal and can
catch fire.
Paper plates and cups -- Use for short-term
heating at low
temperatures.
Do not use recycled paper, which may contain
and can catch fire.
Testing
Utensils
If you are not sure whether
perform this test:
a dish
is microwave-safe
or not, you can
metal
1
Thermometers
-- Use only those labeled "Microwave
Safe" and
follow all directions.
Check the food in several places. Conventional
thermometers
may be used once the food has been removed from
the oven.
Limited
glass
Plastic storage
and food containers
-margarine tubs can melt in the microwave.
Microwavable
plastic wrap -- Use to retain steam. Leave a small
opening for some steam to escape and avoid placing it directly on
the food.
Wax
and bottles -- Regular
and can shatter.
Fill a cup with water
want to test.
and put inside your oven,
next to the dish you
Use
Aluminum
foil -- Use narrow strips of foil to prevent overcooking
of
exposed
areas. Using too much foil can damage your oven, so be
careful.
Ceramic,
porcelain,
and stoneware
-- Use these if they are
labeled "Microwave
Safe." If they are not labeled, test them to make
sure they can be used safely. Never use dishes with metallic trim.
Plastic
melt.
--
Use only if labeled
Straw, wicker,
and wood
they can be flammable.
--
"Microwave
Safe."
Other
Use only for short-term
plastics
heating,
2
can
Press the One Minute+
button
once to heat them for one minute
at
High power.
as
The water should
be warm and the dish you are testing
the dish is warm, then it is absorbing
acceptable
for use in the microwave.
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microwave
energy
should
be cool. If
and is not
Cooking Instructions
Cooking
Techniques
Stirring
Moisture
Microwave
in moisture
energy is attracted to water molecules.
content should be covered or allowed
heat disperses
cook.
Stir foods such as casseroles
and vegetables
while cooking to distribute
heat evenly. Food at the outside of the dish absorbs more energy and
heats more quickly, so stir from the outside to the center. The oven will
turn off when you open the door to stir your food.
General
Arrangement
Arrange unevenly shaped foods, such as chicken pieces or chops, with
the thicker, meatier parts toward the outside of the turntable
where they
receive more microwave
energy. To prevent overcooking,
place thin or
delicate parts toward the center of the turntable.
•
evenly.
Add a small amount
Food that is uneven
to stand so that the
of water to dry food to help it
Tips
Dense foods, such as potatoes, take longer to heat than lighter
foods. Foods with a delicate texture should be heated at a low power
level to avoid becoming
tough.
Altitude and the type of cookware
you are using can affect cooking
time. When using a new recipe, use the minimum cooking time and
check the food occasionally
to prevent overcooking.
Shielding
Shield food with narrow strips of aluminum
foil to prevent overcooking.
Areas that need shielding include poultry wing-tips,
the ends of poultry
legs, and corners of square baking dishes. Use only small amounts of
aluminum
foil. Larger amounts can damage your oven.
Foods with a non-porous
dogs, should be pierced
skin or shell, such as potatoes,
to prevent bursting.
Frying with heating oil or fat is not recommended.
suddenly boil over and cause severe burns.
Turning
Turn foods over midway through cooking to expose all parts to
microwave
energy. This is especially
important with large items
roasts.
Adding
,_
such as
eggs, or hot
Fat and oil can
Some ingredients
heat foster than others. For example,
the jelly
inside a jelly doughnut
will be hotter than the dough. Keep this in
mind to avoid burns.
Home canning in the microwave
oven is not recommended
all harmful bacteria may not be destroyed
by the microwave
Standing
because
heating
process.
Foods cooked in the microwave
build up internal heat and continue
to
cook for a few minutes after the oven stops. Let foods stand to complete
cooking, especially
foods such as roasts and whole vegetables.
Roasts
need this time to complete
cooking in the center without overcooking
the
outer areas. All liquids, such as soup or hot chocolate, should be shaken
or stirred when cooking is complete.
Let liquids stand a moment before
serving. When heating baby food, stir well and test the temperature
before serving.
Although
microwaves
do not heat the cookware,
the heat is often
transferred
to the cookware.
Always use pot holders when removing
food from the microwave
and instruct children to do the same.
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Cooking Instructions
Cooking
Guide
GUIDE for Cooking
Place meat
dish.
Meat in Your Microwave
on a microwave-safe
roasting
Start meat fat-side down. Use narrow
any bone tips or thin meat areas.
Check the temperature
stand the recommended
in several
time.
strips
places
GUIDE
rack in a microwave-safe
of aluminum
before
letting
foil to shield
Up to 4 lbs.
Cooking
Time:
7-10 min. / tb. for 115 ° F Rare
8-11 min. / lb. for 120 ° F Medium
9-14 min. / lb. for 145 ° F Well Done
Power Level:
forfirst 5 min
Medium(50k
the meat
•
Cooking
Time:
8-12 min. / lb. for 160 ° F
Well Done
Up to 4 tbs.
Power Level:
forfirst 5 min
Mediumi50k
Bacon
Cooking
Time:
2 slices: 1½- 2 rain.
4 slices: 2½- 3½ rain.
6 slices: 4-5½ min.
Power Level: High(Hi).
2-6 slices
Place roast fat-side down on
roasting rack. Cover with wax
paper. Turn over when cooking
time is half up. Let stand 10
min.
H gh(Hi)
then
Pork
Boneless
or bone-in
High(Hi)
then
Poultry in Your Microwave
on a microwave-safe
Cover
with wax paper
poultry
Use aluminum
foil to shield
start to overcook.
The following
temperatures
are removal temperatures.
The
temperature
of the food will rise during the standing time.
Roast Beef
Boneless
for Cooking
Place poultry
dish.
Place roast fat-side down on
roasting rack. Cover with
vented plastic wrap. Turn over
when cooking time is half up.
Let stand 19 min.
Check the temperature
stand the recommended
roasting
to prevent
rack in a microwave-safe
spattering.
bone tips, thin meat areas,
in several
time.
places
before
letting
or areas
that
the poultry
Whole
Chicken
Cooking
Time:
8,11 min. / lb. 1700,180°F
Up to 4
tbs.
Power
Chicken
Pieces
Cooking
Time:
6,9 rain. / lb.
Place Chicken bone-side
on dish, 'with the thickest
Upto2
!80!F dark meat
170
F light meat
portions towards the outside of
the dish. Cover with wax paper.
lbs.
Power
Turn over when cooking
Level:
Level:
High(Hi).
High(Hi).
Place chicken breast,side
down
on roasting rack. Cover with
wax paper. turn over when
cooking time is half up. Cook
until juices run c!ear and meat
near the bone is no longer pink.
Let stand 5-10 min.
down
time is
ha,f
upCook
0o1,,
ju,ces
clear and meat near the bone is
no longer pink: Let stand 5-! 0
min.
Arrange slices on roasting rack
or a dish lined with papertowel. Cover with paper towel.
Microwave
until crisp.
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Cooking Instructions
Guide for Cooking
Seafood
Cook fish until it flakes
easily
in Your Microwave
Place fish on a microwave-safe
dish.
roasting
rack in a microwave-safe
Use a tight cover to steam fish. A lighter cover
towel provides less steaming.
Do not overcook
fish; check
Guide for Cooking
with a fork.
it at minimum
of wax paper
cooking
or paper
Eggs in Your Microwave
Never cook eggs in the shell, and never
the shell; they can explode.
warm hard-cooked
Always
from bursting.
pierce whole
Cook eggs just
eggs to keep them
until set; they become
Up to
1.5 Ibs.
Fillets
Up to
1.5 bs.
Shrimp
Up to
1.5 Ibs.
Cooking Time:
6-9 rain. / lb.
Arrange steaks on roasting rack
with meaty portions towards the
outside of rack. Cover with wax
Power Level: MediumHigh(70).
paper. Turn over and rearrange
when cooking time is half up. Cook
until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Let stand 3-5 min.
Cooking
Time:
3-7 min. / Ib
Power
Level:
High(Hi).
Cooking
Time:
3-6 min. / lb.
Power
Level:
-_igh(Hi).
if overcooked.
time.
Guide for Cooking
Steaks
tough
eggs in
Vegetables
in Your Microwave
Vegetables
should be washed just before cooking.
Often, no extra
water is needed. If dense vegetables
such as potatoes, carrots and
green beans are being cooked, add about ¼ cup water.
Small vegetables
faster than larger
(sliced
ones.
carrots,
peas,
lima beans,
etc.) will cook
Whole vegetables,
such as potatoes, acorn squash or corn on the
cob, should be arranged
in a circle on the turntable
before cooking.
They will cook more evenly if turned over after half the cooking time.
Always place vegetables
like asparagus
and broccoli with the stem
ends pointing towards the edge of the dish and the tips toward the
center.
Arrange fillets in a baking dish,
turning any thin pieces under.
Cover with wax paper. If over 1/2
inch thick, turn over and rearrange
when cooking time is half up. Cook
until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Let stand 2-3 min.
When cooking cut vegetables,
always
vented microwavable
plastic wrap.
Whole, unpeeled vegetables
such
etc., should have their skin pricked
prevent them from bursting.
as potatoes,
squash, eggplant,
in several spots before cooking
For more even cooking, stir or rearrange
through the cooking time.
Arrange shrimp in a baking dish
without overlapping
or layering.
Coverwith
wax paper. Cook until
firm and opaque, stirring 2 or 3
times. Let stand 5 rain
cover the dish with a lid or
whole
Generally,
the denser the food, the longer
(Standing time refers to the time necessary
and vegetables
to finish cooking after they
baked potato can stand on the counter for
cooking is completed,
while a dish of peas
immediately.
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vegetables
to
halfway
the standing time.
for dense, large foods
come out of the oven.) A
five minutes before
can be served
Cooking Instructions
Auto Defrosting
Follow the instructions
Notes
Guide
below when defrosting
different
Check foods when the oven signals. After the final
still be icy; let them stand to continue thawing. Do
crystals have thawed. Shielding roasts and steaks
prevents the edges from cooking before the center
Use narrow, flat, smooth strips of aluminum foil to
ner sections of the food.
types of food.
Roast
Beef, Pork
2.5-6.0 Ibs.
Start with the food placed fat side down After
each stage, turn the food over and shield any
warm portions with narrow strips of aluminum
foil.
Steaks,
Chops,
Fish
0.5-3.0 Ibs.
After each stage, rearrange the food. If there
are any warm or thawed portions of food.
shield them with narrow flat pieces of
aluminum foi!. Remove any pieces of food that
are neany defrosted. Let stand, covered, for 510 m_nutes.
Ground
Meat
0.5-3.0 Ibs.
After each stage, remove any pieces of food
that are nearly defrosted. Let stand, covered
with foil. for 5-t0 minutes.
Whole
Chicken
2.5-6.0
Ibs.
Remove giblets before freezing poultry. Start
defrosting with the breast side down. After the
first stage, turn the chicken over and shield
any warm portions with narrow stnps of
aluminum foil. After the second stage, again
shield any warm portions wtth narrow strips of
aluminum foil. Let stand, covered, for 30-60
minutes in the refrigera[or.
Chicken
Pieces
0.5-3.0
Ibs.
After each stage, rearrange or remove any
pieces of food that are nearly defrosted. Let
stand for 10-20 minutes.
15
stage, small sections may
not defrost until all ice
with small pieces of foil
of the food has defrosted.
cover the edges and thin-
Cooking Instructions
Recipes
Broccoli
Beef and Barley Stew
1½ Ibs. beef stew cubes,
½ cup chopped
cut into ½-inch
pieces
_¼cup butter
onion
2 Tbs.
all-purpose
1 Tbs.
Worcestershire
sauce
oz.) beef broth
cut into ½-inch
½ tsp. salt
_/4tsp. dry mustard
slices
(about
1 cup)
_/8 tsp. pepper
½ cup barley
1 ½ cups
1 bay leaf
_¼cup chopped
_A tsp. pepper
milk
2.
peas, thawed
1 pkg. (9-10 oz.)frozen
spiral
cheese,
shredded
chopped
shaped
broccoli,
thawed
pasta (8 oz. dry)
In a 2-quart casserole,
combine
beef, onion, flour, and
Worcestershire;
mix well. Cover with lid. Cook at High for 6 to 8
minutes until beef is no longer pink, stirring once.
1.
In a 2-quart casserole,
cook butter and onion at High for 2 to 3
minutes until onion is soft, stirring once.
Stir in beef broth, carrots, barley, bay leaf, and pepper. Cover with
lid. Cook at Medium for 45 to 50 minutes until carrots and beef are
2.
Add flour, salt, mustard, and pepper; mix well. Cook at High for 60 to
90 seconds until mixture boils. Stir in milk until smooth.
3.
Stir in red pepper. Cook at High for 2 to 3 minutes until mixture
and thickens slightly, stirring twice. Stir in cheese until melted.
4.
Add broccoli and pasta, mix well. Cover with lid. Cook at High for 4 to
6 minutes until heated through, stirring once. Stir before serving.
Makes 6 servings.
tender,
3.
red pepper
8 oz. (2 cups) cheddar
oz.) frozen
4 cups cooked
1.
onion
1 ½ Tbs. flour
flour
1 can (13.75-14.5
1 pkg. (9-10
Casserole
or margarine
_A cup chopped
2 medium
carrots,
and Cheese
stirring
2 to 3 times.
Stir in peas. Cover with lid. Cook at Medium for 10 minutes.
stand for 10 minutes.
Remove bay leaf before serving.
Makes 6 servings.
Let
16
boils
Cooking Instructions
Warm Potato Salad
2 Ibs. small
4 slices
red potatoes,
bacon
Black
cut into ½-inch
(uncooked),
¼ cup chopped
cut into ½-inch
pieces
pieces
onion
Bean Soup
1 cup chopped
onion
1 clove garlic,
minced
2 cans
(15 oz. each)
2 tsp. sugar
1 can (14-16
1 tsp. salt
1 can (13.75-14.5
1 tsp. flour
½ tsp. celery
1 can (7-8.5
seed
1/8 tsp. pepper
2½ Tbs. apple
1.
black beans,
oz.) stewed
drained
tomatoes,
oz.) chicken
chopped
broth
oz.) corn
1 can (4 oz.) chopped
green
1-2 tsp. ground
or to taste
cumin,
chilies
cider vinegar
In a 2-quart casserole,
combine
potatoes and ¼ cup water. Cover
with lid. Cook at High until potatoes are tender (10-12 min.); stir
twice. Drain and set aside to cool slightly.
2.
In a medium bowl, cook bacon at High until crisp (3-5 min.); stir once.
Place bacon on a paper towel. Reserve 1 Tbs. drippings.
3.
Combine
drippings
and onion. Cover with plastic wrap; turn back a
corner to vent steam. Cook at High until tender (3-4 min.); stir once.
4.
Stir in sugar, salt, flour, celery seed, and pepper. Cook at High until
mixture boils (30-40 sec.). Stir in vinegar and ½ cup water. Cook at
High until liquid boils and thickens slightly (1-2 min.); stir once. Add
bacon to dressing.
Pour dressing over potatoes.
Stir well.
Makes 6 servings.
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1.
Place onion and garlic in a 3-quart casserole.
High for 3 to 5 minutes until tender.
2.
Add one can of beans,
ingredients;
mix well.
3.
Cook uncovered,
at High for 10 minutes; stir. Reduce
Medium and cook for 5 minutes.
Stir before serving.
Makes about 2 quarts.
mash
Cover
with lid. Cook at
beans with a fork. Add remaining
power to
Appendix
Troubleshooting
Before you call a repair
problems and solutions.
Neither
person
the oven's
Properly
insert
for your oven,
display
the plug from
Reset the circuit
by a wall switch,
the outlet,
breaker
outlet.
make
sure the wall switch
wait ten seconds,
or replace
Plug the oven into a different
display
works,
Make sure the door is closed
Check
seal.
to see if packing
Check
for door damage.
Press
Cancel
The power
twice
goes
Care and Cleaning
then plug it in
Follow
doesn't
and re-enter
off before
or other
material
all cooking
is stuck to the door
has elapsed.
The food
breaker
is cooking
or replace
You see sparks
Wash the door window with very mild soap and water.
a soft cloth to avoid scratching.
any blown fuse.
If
Never operate the oven without food in it; this can damage the
magnetron
tube or glass tray. You may wish to leave a cup of water
in the oven when it is not in use to prevent damage if the oven is
accidentally
turned on.
or arcing.
Remove any metallic utensils, cookware,
or metal ties. If using foil,
use only narrow strips and allow at least one inch between the foil
and interior oven walls.
The turntable
Clean
makes
the turntable,
roller
Make sure the turntable
Using
your
noises
microwave
If you
or sticks.
causes
TV or radio
have
please
ring and oven floor.
and roller ring are positioned
Be sure to use
If steam accumulates
inside or outside the oven door, wipe with a
soft cloth. Steam can accumulate
when operating
the oven in high
humidity and in no way indicates microwave
leakage.
too slowly.
Make sure the oven is on its own 15 amp circuit line. Operating
another appliance
on the same circuit can cause a voltage drop.
necessary,
move the oven to its own circuit.
Do not
Clean the outside surface of the oven with soap and a damp cloth.
Dry with a soft cloth. To prevent damage to the operating
parts of the
oven, don't let water seep into the openings.
If there has not been a power outage, remove the plug from the
outlet, wait ten seconds, then plug it in again. If there was a power
outage, the time indicator will display "88:88" Reset the clock and
any cooking instructions.
Reset the circuit
cloth and mild soap.
Remove the glass tray from the oven when cleaning the oven or tray.
To prevent the tray from breaking,
handle it carefully and do not put it
in water immediately
after cooking. Wash the tray carefully
in warm
sudsy water or in the dishwasher.
instructions.
the set time
and care for your oven.
To help loosen baked on food particles or liquids, heat two cups of
water (add the juice of one lemon if you desire to keep the oven
fresh) in a four-cup measuring
glass at High power for five minutes
or until boiling. Let stand in the oven for one or two minutes.
come on.
securely.
material
to clean
Wipe up spills immediately.
Use a damp
use harsh detergents
or abrasives.
outlet.
but the power won't
these instructions
Keep the inside of the oven clean. Food particles and spilled liquids
can stick to the oven walls, causing the oven to work less efficiently.
any blown fuse.
Plug another appliance
into the outlet; if the other appliance
work, have a qualified electrician
repair the outlet.
The oven's
ff the oven is set more than 25 minutes at 80, 90 or 100 percent
power level, after the first 25 minutes the power level will
automatically
adjust itself to 70 percent power to avoid
overcooking.
check this list of possible
nor the oven operate.
the plug into a grounded
If the outlet is controlled
is turned on.
Remove
again.
Note :
Guide
a problem
(1-800-843-0304
(1-866-587-2002
correctly.
interference.
This is similar to the interference
caused by other small appliances,
such as hair dryers. Move your microwave
further away from other
appliances,
like your TV or radio.
18
you
cannot
call our service
line:
U. S. A)
CANADA)
solve,
Appendix
Specifications
Model Number
AMC4080AAB/W/Q
Oven Cavity
0.8 cu.ft
Controls
10 power
Timer
99 minutes,
Power
Source
120 VAC,
Power
Output
800 Watts
Outside
Dimensions
19 1/4!'(W)
Oven Cavity
Dimensions
13"(W)
Net/Gross
2&5!28.5
Weight
levels,
X 10 13/16!!(H)
X 7 29/32"(H)
Oven Cavity
0.8 cu.ft
Controls
! 0 power
99 minutes,
levels,
Source
120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power
Output
800 Watts
19 1/4"(W)
Oven Cavity
Dimensions
13"(W)
Net/Gross
2712/29.4
Weight
X 13"(D)
including
defrost
99 seconds
Power
Dimensions
X 13 27/32'!(D)
!bs
AMC4080AAS
Outside
defrost
60 Hz
Model Number
Timer
including
99 seconds
X 10 13/16"(H)
X 7 29/32"(H)
X 15 2!25!'(D)
X 13"(D)
Ibs
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Warranty
Limited
One Year Warranty
- Parts and Labor
If you need service
Call the dealer
For one (1) year from the original retail purchase date, any part which
fails in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of charge
when carried into an authorized
servicer.
from whom
Be sure to retain
Limited
Warranties
- Parts Only
touch
U.S. customers
by these warranties
impaired,
Replacement
of household
fuses, resetting
correction
to household
wiring or plumbing.
of circuit
Normal
including
product
maintenance
Products with original
determined.
Products
Products
and cleaning,
serial
numbers
removed,
breakers,
or
light bulbs.
altered,
purchased
for commercial,
industrial,
rental,
located outside of the U.S.A. or Canada.
Repairs
or leased
use.
- improper
- Connections
supply.
to verify
information
warranty
on owner's
status.
Refer to
responsibilities
for
using TTY for deaf,
hearing
impaired
or speech
NOTE:
When
include
the following
writing
a.Your
name,
address
or calling
about
a service
and telephone
number;
problem,
please
information:
b. Model
number
and serial
c. Name
and address
e. Proof of purchase
number;
of your dealer
or servicer;
of the problem
you are having;
(sales
receipt).
User's guides, service manuals
and parts information
are available
from Maytag Services sM, Amana Customer
Assistance.
from the following:
installation,
- Any modification,
the manufacturer.
- Accident,
of purchase
call 1-800-688-2080.
d. A clear description
after the first year.
resulting
or call
or not readily
Premium service charges, if the servicer
is requested
to perform
service in addition to normal service or outside normal service hours
or area.
Adjustments
was purchased
If the dealer or service company cannot resolve the problem, write to
Maytag Services sM, Attn: CAIR ® Center, P.O. Box 2370, Cleveland,
TN 37320-2370,
or call 1-800-843-0304,
U.S.A. and 1-866-5872002, CANADA.
pad and microprocessor.
What is not covered
proof
WARRANTY
for further
warranty service.
Second through Fifth Year - From the original purchase date, parts listed
below which fail in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of
charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including
labor, mileage,
transportation,
and trip charge if required.
Magnetron,
your appliance
Maytag Services sM, Amana Customer
Assistance
at 1-800-8430304, U.S.A. and 1-866-587-2002,
CANADA
to locate an authorized
servicer.
misuse,
exhaust
alteration,
abuse,
to improper
system,
fire, flood,
electrical
- Use of improper pans, containers,
damage to the product.
Travel.
IN NO EVENT SHALL MAYTAG BE LIABLE FOR
INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES.
or maintenance.
or adjustment
not authorized
by
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have others
which vary from state to state. For example,
some states do not allow
the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages,
so
or acts of nature.
current,
voltage
or accessories
supply,
or gas
this exclusion
that cause
20
may not apply
to you.
Note
21
Quick Reference
Feature
Set Clock
One Minute+
Cooking
Instant Cook
Buttons
Auto
Defrost
Operation
1.
Press
2.
Use the Number
time.
3.
Press
1,
CLOCK.
CLOCK
buttons
the current
+ button
once for each
again
_ress the ON E MINUTE
minute
to enter
of cooking.
2.
The time will display
1,
_ress button that corresponds
to the food you
are cooking (for example,
POPCORN).
2.
Press
size.
the button
1.
Press
AUTO
2,
=.Enterweight of food by pressing AUTQ
3EFROST
button repeatedly
or using the
number buttons.
3.
When the oven beeps, press PAUSE/CANCEL
button and turn food over. Press START to
resume
and the oven wi
repeatedly
start.
to select serving
DEFROST.
defrosting
cycle.
Set Cooking
1.
Use NUMBER
Time and
Levels
2.
Press the POWER LEVEL button. If you want
to set the power level to something
other than
-ligh, press the POWER LEVEL button
repeatedly.
3.
Press
Power
START
buttons
to set cooking
time.
to begin cooking.
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