Amana ACM0720A Microwave Oven User Manual

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OwnerÕs Manual
Covering model ACM0720A
Contents
Important Safety Information ....................................... 3
Installation..................................................................... 5
Other Helpful Information............................................. 6
Cooking Utensils........................................................... 8
Electric Microwave
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Feature Diagram .......................................................... 9
Operating Instructions................................................ 10
Care and Cleaning ..................................................... 15
Heating or Reheating Guide...................................... 16
Fresh Vegetable Chart............................................... 17
Troubleshooting.......................................................... 18
Amana Warranty ........................................................ 19
Part No. 3828W5A1878
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What You Need to Know
About Safety Instructions
Warning and Important Safety
Instructions appearing in this
manual are not meant to cover all
possible conditions and situations
that may occur. Common sense,
caution, and care must be
exercised when installing,
maintaining, or operating
microwave.
Always contact your dealer,
distributor, service agent, or
manufacturer about problems or
conditions you do not understand.
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels
w DANGER
DANGER - Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal
injury or death.
w WARNING
WARNING - Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in
severe personal injury or death.
w CAUTION
CAUTION - Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor
personal injury or product or property damage.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
w CAUTION
To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage, observe the following:
7. Do not operate the oven empty. Either food or
water should always be in the oven during
operation to absorb microwave energy.
1. Be certain to place the front surface of the door
three inches away or more from the countertop
edge to avoid accidental tipping of the appliance
in normal usage.
8. Do not use your microwave oven to dry
newspapers or clothes. They can catch fire.
2. For the most accurate programming of the
electronic units, touch the center of each pad
securely. Do not touch several pads at one time
or touch between pads. A beep sound should
be heard with each touch when a pad is
touched correctly.
9. Use only thermometers approved for
microwave oven cooking.
10. Be certain the turntable is in place when you
operate the oven.
3. Do not hit or strike the control with objects such
as silverware, utensils, etc. Breakage may
occur.
11. Pierce the skin of potatoes, whole squash,
apples, or any fruit or vegetable which has a
skin covering before cooking.
4. Be careful when taking the cooking utensils out
of the oven. Some dishes absorb heat from the
cooked food and may be hot.
12. Never use your microwave oven to cook eggs
in the shell. Pressure can build up inside the
shell, causing it to burst.
5. Do not rinse cooking utensils by immediately
placing them into water just after cooking. This
may cause breakage. Allow the turntable to
cool.
13. Do not pop popcorn, except in a microwavesafe container or commercial package
designed especially for microwave ovens.
Never try to pop popcorn in a paper bag not
designed for microwave oven use. Overcooking
may result in smoke and fire. Do not repop
unpopped kernels. Do not reuse popcorn bags.
6. Use only specific glass utensils. See cooking
utensils section in this manual.
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY
A. DO NOT attempt to operate this oven with door open since open door operation can result in harmful exposure to microwave
energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with safety interlocks.
B. DO NOT place any object between oven front face and door to allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
C. DO NOT operate oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that oven door close properly and that there is no damage to:
1. Door (bent),
2. Hinges and latches (broken or loosened),
3. Door seals and sealing surfaces.
D. Oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Recognize this symbol as a SAFETY message
w WARNING
To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive microwave
energy:
11. Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use this
product near water - for example, near a kitchen sink, in
a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.
12. Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
13. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
14. Do not let cord hang over the edge of table or counter.
15. When cleaning surfaces of door and oven that comes
together on closing the door, use only mild, non
abrasive soaps or detergents applied with a sponge or
soft cloth.
16. Do not heat any type of baby bottles or baby food.
Uneven heating may occur and could cause
personal injury.
17. Avoid heating small-necked containers such as
syrup bottles.
18. Avoid using corrosive and vapors, such as sulfide
and chloride.
19. Liquids heated in certain shaped containers
(especially cylindrical-shaped containers) may
become overheated. The liquid may splash out with a
loud noise during or after heating or when adding
ingredients (instant coffee, etc.), resulting in harm to
the oven and possible injury. In all containers, for best
results, stir the liquid several times before heating.
Always stir liquid several times between reheatings.
1. Read all instructions before using the appliance.
2. Read and follow the specific PRECAUTIONS TO
AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY found on
page 3 of this manual.
3. This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to
properly grounded outlet. See GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS found on page 5 of this manual.
4. Install or locate this appliance only in accordance
with the provided installation instructions.
5. Some products such as whole eggs and sealed
containers – for example, closed glass jars – may
explode and should not be heated in this oven.
6. 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.
7. As with any appliance, close supervision is
necessary when used by children.
8. Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged
cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has
been damaged or dropped.
9. This appliance should be serviced only by qualified
service personnel. Contact the nearest authorized
service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.
10. Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
w CAUTION
To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
a. Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance if
paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are
placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.
c. If materials inside the oven should ignite, KEEP
OVEN DOOR CLOSED, turn oven off, and
disconnect the power cord or shut off power at the
fuse or circuit breaker panel.
b. Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags
before placing bag in oven.
d. Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not
leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in
the cavity when not in use.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Installation
D. PLACEMENT OF THE OVEN
w WARNING
Your microwave oven can be placed easily in your
kitchen, family room, or anywhere else in your home.
Place the oven on a flat surface such as a kitchen
countertop or a specially designed microwave oven cart.
Do not place oven above a gas or electric range. Free
air flow around the oven is important.
To avoid risk of electrical shock or death, this
oven must be earthed.
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E. DO NOT BLOCK AIR VENTS
To avoid risk of electrical shock or death, do not
alter the plug.
All air vents should be kept clear during cooking. If
air vents are covered during oven operation the oven
may overheat. In this case, a sensitive thermal safety
device automatically turns the oven off. The oven will
be inoperable until it has cooled sufficiently.
A. GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of an
electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of
electric shock by providing an escape wire for the
electric current. This appliance is equipped with a
cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug.
The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is
properly installed and grounded.
F. RADIO INTERFERENCE
1. Microwave oven operation may interfere with TV or
radio reception.
2. When there is interference, it may be reduced or
eliminated by taking the following measures:
a. Clean the door and the sealing surfaces of the oven.
b. Reorient the receiving antenna of radio or television.
c. Relocate the microwave oven in relation to the TV or radio.
d. Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.
e. Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so
that microwave oven and receiver are on different
branch circuits.
Ensure proper ground
exists before use
G. UNPACKING OVEN
• Inspect oven for damage such as dents in door or
inside oven cavity.
• Report any dents or breakage to source of purchase
immediately.
Do not attempt to use oven if damaged.
• Remove all materials from oven interior.
• If oven has been stored in extremely cold area, wait
a few hours before connecting power.
B. CIRCUITS
For safety purposes this oven must be plugged into a
15 or 20 Amp circuit. No other electrical appliances or
lighting circuits should be on this line. If in doubt,
consult a licensed electrician.
C. VOLTAGE
The voltage used at the wall receptacle must be the
same as specified on the oven name plate located
inside oven door. Use of a higher voltage is dangerous
and may result in a fire or other type of accident
causing oven damage. Low voltage will cause slow
cooking. In case your microwave oven does not
perform normally in spite of proper voltage, remove
and reinsert the plug.
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Other Helpful Information
GETTING THE BEST RESULTS
FROM YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES IN
MICROWAVE COOKING
Keep an eye on things. The instructions in this
book have been formulated with great care, but
your success in preparing food depends, of course,
on how much attention you pay to the food as it
cooks. Always watch your food while it cooks. Your
microwave oven is equipped with a light that turns on
automatically when the oven is in operation so that
you can see inside and check the progress of your
recipe. Directions given in recipes to elevate, stir, and
the like should be thought of as the minimum steps
recommended. If the food seems to be cooking
unevenly, simply make the necessary adjustments
you think appropriate to correct the problem.
Factors affecting cooking times. Many factors
affect cooking times. The temperature of ingredients
used in a recipe makes a big difference in cooking
times. For example, a cake made with ice-cold butter,
milk, and eggs will take considerably longer to bake
than one made with ingredients that are at room
temperature. All of the recipes in this book give a
range of cooking times. In general, you will find that
the food remains under-cooked at the lower end of
the time range, and you may sometimes want to cook
your food beyond the maximum time given, according
to personal preference. The governing philosophy of
this book is that it is best for a recipe to be
conservative in giving cooking times. While
undercooked food may always be cooked a bit more,
overcooked food is ruined for good. Some of the
recipes, particularly those for bread, cakes, and
custard, recommend that food be removed from the
oven when they are slightly undercooked. This is not
a mistake. When allowed to stand, usually covered,
these foods will continue to cook outside of the oven
as the heat trapped within the outer portions of the
foods gradually travels inward. If the foods are left in
the oven until they are cooked all the way through,
the outer portions will become overcooked or even
burnt.
As you gain experience in using your microwave
oven, you will become increasingly skillful in
estimating both cooking and standing times for
various foods.
Browning: Meats and poultry that are cooked fifteen
minutes or longer will brown lightly in their own fat.
Foods that are cooked for a shorter period of time
may be brushed with a browning sauce to achieve an
appetizing color. The most commonly used browning
sauces are Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and
barbecue sauce. Since relatively small amounts of
browning sauces are added to foods, the original
flavor of recipes is not altered.
Covering: A cover traps heat and steam and causes
food to cook more quickly. You may either use a lid or
microwave cling-film with a corner folded back to
prevent splitting.
Covering with waxed paper: Waxed paper
effectively prevents spattering and helps food retain
some heat. Since it makes a looser cover than a lid or
cling-film, it allows the food to dry out slightly.
Wrapping in waxed paper or paper towel:
Sandwiches and many other foods containing
prebaked bread should be wrapped prior to
microwaving to prevent drying out.
Arranging and spacing: Individual foods such as
baked potatoes, small cakes, and hors d’oeuvres will
heat more evenly if placed in the oven and equal
distance apart, preferably in a circular pattern. Never
stack foods on top of one another.
Stirring: Stirring is one of the most important of all
microwaving techniques. In conventional cooking,
foods are stirred for the purpose of blending.
Microwaved foods, however, are stirred in order to
spread and redistribute heat. Always stir from the
outside towards the center as the outside food heats
first.
Turning over: Large, tall foods such as roasts and
whole chickens should be turned so that the top and
bottom will cook evenly. It is also a good idea to turn
cut-up chicken and chops.
Placing thicker portions near the edge: Since
microwaves are attracted to the outside portion of
foods, it makes sense to place thicker portions of
meat, poultry and fish to the outer edge of the baking
dish. This way, thicker portions will receive the most
microwave energy and the foods will cook evenly.
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Other Helpful Information
Elevating: Thick or dense foods are often elevated
so that microwaves can be absorbed by the
underside and center of the foods.
Piercing: Foods enclosed in a shell, skin, or
membrane are likely to burst in the oven unless they
are pierced prior to cooking. Such foods include both
yolks and whites of eggs, clams and oysters, and
many whole vegetables and fruits.
Testing if cooked: Because foods cook so quickly in
a microwave oven, it is necessary to test food
frequently. Some foods are left in the microwave until
completely cooked, but most foods, including meats
and poultry, are removed from the oven while still
slightly undercooked and allowed to finish cooking
during standing time. The internal temperature of
foods will rise between 5°F (3°C) and 15°F (8°C)
during standing time.
Standing time: Foods are often allowed to stand for
3 to 10 minutes after being removed from the
microwave oven. Usually the foods are covered
during standing time to retain heat unless they are
supposed to be dry in texture (some cakes and
biscuits, for example). Standing allows foods to finish
cooking and also helps flavors to blend and develop.
NOTE: It is a common misconception that microwaves cook food from the inside out. This comes
from heating filled pastries with a high sugar content,
like jelly doughnuts. The pastry is cool but the filling is
very hot! If you cook a chicken or a roast, you’ll see
the outside is cooked first.
Shape of foods: Microwaves penetrate only about 1
inch (2.5cm) into foods; the interior portion of thick
foods is cooked as the heat generated on the outside
travels inward. In other words, only the outer edge of
any food is actually cooked by microwave energy; the
rest is cooked by convection.
It follows then that the worst possible shape for a food
that is to be microwaved is a thick cube. The corners
will burn long before the center is even warm. Round,
thin, and ring shaped foods cook most successfully in
the microwave.
Quantity of foods: The number of microwaves in
your oven remains constant regardless of how much
food is being cooked. Therefore, the more food you
place in the oven, the longer the cooking time.
Remember to decrease cooking times by at least
one-third when halving a recipe.
HOW FOOD CHARACTERISTICS
AFFECT MICROWAVE COOKING
Density of foods: Light, porous food like cakes and
breads cook more quickly than heavy, dense foods
such as roasts and casseroles. You must take care
when microwaving porous foods that the outer edges
do not become dry and brittle.
Height of foods: The upper portion of tall foods,
particularly roasts, will cook more quickly than the
lower portion. Therefore, it is wise to turn tall foods
during cooking, sometimes several times.
Moisture content of foods: Since the heat
generated from microwaves tends to evaporate
moisture, relatively dry foods such as roasts and
some vegetables should either be sprinkled with
water prior to cooking or covered to retain moisture.
Bone and fat content of foods: Bones conduct heat
and fat cooks more quickly than meat. Therefore,
care must be taken when cooking bony or fatty cuts
of meat that the meats do not cook unevenly and do
not become overcooked.
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Cooking Utensils
w CAUTION
To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage, do not use stoneware, alumium foil, metal utensils, or metal trimmed
utensils in the oven.
MICROWAVE-SAFE UTENSILS
4. Plastic storage containers: These can be used to
hold foods that are to be quickly reheated. However,
they should not be used to hold foods that will need
considerable time in the oven as hot foods will
eventually warp or melt plastic containers.
5. Plastic cooking bags: These are microwave-safe
provided they are specially made for cooking.
However, be sure to make a slit in the bag so that
steam can escape. Never use ordinary plastic bags
for cooking in your microwave oven, as they will melt
and rupture.
6. Plastic microwave cookware: A variety of shapes
and sizes of microwave cookware is available. For
the most part, you can probably cook with items you
already have on hand rather than investing in new
kitchen equipment.
7. Pottery, stoneware, and ceramic:
Containers made of these materials are usually fine
for use in your microwave oven, but they should be
tested to be sure.
Never use metal or metal-trimmed utensils in your
microwave oven: Microwaves cannot penetrate
metal. They will bounce off any metal object in the
oven and cause arcing, an alarming phenomenon
that resembles lightning. Most heat-resistant nonmetallic cooking utensils are safe for use in your
microwave oven. However, some may contain
materials that render them unsuitable as microwave
cookware. If you have any doubts about a particular
utensil, there is a simple way to find out if it can be
used in your microwave oven.
Testing utensils for microwave use: Place the
utensil in question next to a glass bowl filled with
water in the microwave oven. Microwave at power
HIGH for 1 minute. If the water heats up but the
utensil remains cool to the touch, the utensil is
microwave-safe. However, if the water does not
change temperature but the utensil becomes warm,
microwaves are being absorbed by the utensil and it
is not safe for use in the microwave oven. You
probably have many items on hand in your kitchen
that can be used as cooking equipment in your
microwave oven. Just read through the following
checklist.
1. Dinner plates: Many kinds of dinner-ware are
microwave-safe. If in doubt, consult the manufacturer's literature or perform the microwave test,
above.
2. Glassware: Glassware that is heat-resistant is
microwave-safe. This includes all brands of oventempered glass cookware. However, do not use
delicate glassware, such as tumblers or wine glasses,
as these might shatter as the food warms.
3. Paper: Paper plates and containers are
convenient and safe to use in your microwave
oven, provided the cooking time is short and
foods to be cooked are low in fat and moisture.
Paper towels are also very useful for wrapping foods
and for lining baking trays in which greasy foods,
such as bacon, are cooked. In general, avoid colored
paper products as the color may run.
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Feature Diagram
Oven Front Plate
Window Door Screen
Door Seal
Display Window
Control Panel
Door Open Button
Safety Door Lock System
Your oven will be packed with the following
materials:
Glass Turntable ...................... 1 each
Owner's Manual &
Cooking Guide........................ 1 each
Rotating Ring.......................... 1 each
This microwave oven is designed for
household use only. It is not recommended
for commercial purposes.
Turntable
Rotating Ring
Control Panel
NOTE: A beep sounds when a pad on the
control panel is touched to indicate
setting has been entered.
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Operating Instructions
SETTING CLOCK
TIME COOK
This is a 12 hour clock. When your oven is plugged in
for the first time or when power resumes after a
power interruption, the numbers in the display reset
to 0.
This function allows you to cook food for a desired
time. And in order to give you the best results, there
are 10 power level settings in addition to HI-POWER
because many foods need slower cooking (at less
than HI-POWER).
Example: To set 11:11
Example: To cook food on 80% Power(Power8)
for 5 minutes 30 seconds
1. Touch CLOCK.
➠
1. Enter 5 minutes
30 seconds by touching
[5], [3],and [0].
➠
➠
2. Enter the time by using the
number key pads.
[1], [1], [1], and [1].
3. Touch CLOCK.
The clock starts counting.
➠
TIMER
2. Touch POWER LEVEL.
P-HI appears in the display. This
is to tell you that the oven is set
on HI unless a different power
setting is chosen.
3. Touch 8.
To select power level 80%.
Display shows P-80.
You can use the TIMER of your oven for purposes
other than food cooking.
➠
Example: To set the timer.
1. Touch TIMER pad.
4. Touch START.
➠
2. Touch 3, 0, 0.
➠
When the cooking time is over, two short and one
long tone sounds. The word End shows in the display
window. Then the oven shuts itself off.
3. Touch START pad.
NOTE :
If you do not select the power level, the oven will
operate at power HIGH. To set HI-POWER cooking,
skip steps 2 & 3 above.
EASY COOK
A time-saving pad, this simplified control lets you
quickly set and start microwave cooking without the
need to touch START.
Example: To set EASY COOK for 2 minutes.
Touch EASY COOK
4 times. The oven begins
cooking and display shows time
counting down.
NOTE:
If you touch EASY COOK, it will add 30 seconds up
to 3 minutes; after 3 minutes, every touch will add 1
minute up to 99 min 99 seconds.
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Operating Instructions
MULTI-STAGE TIME COOK
CHILD LOCK
For Multi-Stage cooking, touch PROGRAM and
repeat Time Cook steps 1-3 on previous page before
touching the START pad for additional Time and
Power program you want to add. Auto Defrost can be
programmed before the first stage to defrost first and
then cook.
This is a unique safety feature that prevents
unwanted oven operation such as used by children.
Once the child lock is set, no cooking can take place.
The Child Lock feature is also useful when cleaning
the control panel. Child Lock prevents accidental
programming when wiping the control panel.
To set the child lock
MICROWAVE POWER LEVELS
Your microwave oven is equipped with eleven power
levels to give you maximum flexibility and control over
cooking. The table below will give you some idea of
which foods are prepared at each of the various
power levels.
1. Touch STOP/CLEAR.
➠
L”
2. Touch and hold 0 until “L
appears in the display and two
L” remains
beeps are heard. “L
in the display.
MICROWAVE POWER LEVEL CHART
Power
Level
High
When child lock was already set, if you touch START
L”.
or one touch cook pad, display shows “L
Then you can cancel the child lock according to
below procedure.
Use
*Boiling water.
*Making candy.
*Cooking poultry pieces, fish, &
vegetables.
*Cooking tender cuts of meat.
To cancel the child lock
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*Reheating rice, pasta, & vegetables.
8
*Reheating prepared foods quickly.
*Reheating sandwiches.
7
*Cooking egg, milk and cheese dishes.
*Cooking cakes, breads.
*Melting chocolate.
6
*Cooking veal.
*Cooking whole fish.
*Cooking puddings and custard.
5
*Cooking ham, whole poultry, lamb.
*Cooking rib roast, sirloin tip.
4
*Thawing meat, poultry and seafood.
3
*Cooking less tender cuts of meat.
*Cooking pork chops, roast.
2
*Taking chill out of fruit.
*Softening butter.
1
*Keeping casseroles and main dishes warm.
*Softening butter and cream cheese.
L”
Touch and hold 0 until “L
disappears in the display. The time
of day returns to the display
window.
*Standing time.
*Independent timer.
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Operating Instructions
AUTO COOK
Auto Cook made easy! Your oven’s menu has been
preprogrammed to cook food automatically. Tell the
oven what you want. Then let your microwave oven
cook your selections.
Example: To cook popcorn(3.5 oz.), simply
follow the step below
*Place popcorn in the oven and
close the door.
Touch POPCORN once.
The oven begins the cooking you
selected without the need to touch
START. Be sure to close the door
before selecting categories.
AUTO COOK CHART
Key
Touch
Serving
size
POPCORN
one Time
two Times
three Times
3.5 oz.
3.0 oz.
1.75 oz.
POTATO
one Time
two Times
three Times
four Times
1
2
3
4
BEVERAGE
one Time
two Times
1 cup
2 cups
• 240ml per cup.
• Use mug or microwave-safe cup.
• Stir after reheating.
FRESH
VEGETABLE
one Time
two Times
three Times
four Times
1 cup
2 cups
3 cups
4 cups
• Prepare vegetable(wash and cut into 1/2-inch pieces).
• Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
• Most vegetables need 2 to 3 minutes standing time to finish cooking.
1 & 2 cups - Add 2 tablespoon water.
3 & 4 cups - Add 4 tablespoon water.
one Time
two Times
1 serving
2 servings
• Arrange food on turntable tray.
• Place meaty portions and bulky vegetable to the outside of the plate.
• Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
• After cooking, let stand for 2 minutes.
one Time
10 oz.
• Follow the package instructions.
• Example of one frozen entree is Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Chicken
with Rice, Sliced Turkey Breast with Rice and Vegetable.
DINNER PLATE
FROZEN
ENTRÉE
Directions
• Follow package instructions.
• Use popcorn package which is made especially
for microwave cooking.(Refer to 8 page)
• Do not try to pop unpopped kernels.
• Heat only 1 package at a time.
• Do not leave the microwave oven unattended while popping popcorn.
• 8-10 oz. per potato.
• Place in center of the turntable tray on paper towel.
• Pierce potato several times with fork.
• After cooking, let stand for 5 minutes.
• No cover.
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Operating Instructions
NOTE:
When you touch the START pad, the display changes
to defrost time count down. The oven will beep during
the DEFROST cycle. At each beep, open the door
and turn, separate, or rearrange the food.
Remove any portions that have thawed.
Return frozen portions to the oven and touch START
to resume the defrost cycle. The oven will not STOP
during the BEEP unless the door is opened.
AUTO DEFROST
Three defrost sequences are preset in the oven. The
defrost feature provides you with the best defrosting
method for frozen foods. The cooking guide will show
you which defrost sequence is recommended for the
food you are defrosting.
With the Auto Defrost feature, the oven automatically
sets the defrosting time and power levels for you.
The oven automatically determines required
defrosting times for each food item according to the
weight you enter.
For added convenience, the Auto Defrost includes a
built-in beep mechanism that reminds you check, turn
over, separate, or rearrange.
Three different defrosting levels are provided.
1 MEAT (dEF1 )
2 POULTRY (dEF2)
3 FISH (dEF3)
*You can select the category by touching the key
once (MEAT), twice (POULTRY), or three times
(FISH).
*Available weight is 0.1~6.0 lbs (0.045~2.72 kg).
*For best results, remove fish, shellfish, meat, and
poultry from its original closed paper or plastic
package (wrapper). Otherwise, the wrap will hold
steam and juice close to the foods, which can cause
the outer surface of the foods to cook.
*Place foods in a shallow glass baking dish or on a
microwave roasting rack to catch drippings.
*Food should still be somewhat icy in the center when
removed from the oven.
AUTO WEIGHT DEFROST SEQUENCE LIST
Sequence
Example: To defrost 1.2 lbs of ground beef.
dEF1
1. Touch AUTO DEFROST.
dEF1 appears in the display.
MEAT
➠
2. Enter the weight by touching [1]
and [2].
1.2 appears in the display.
➠
3. Touch START.
Defrosting starts.
dEF2
POULTRY
dEF3
FISH
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Food
BEEF
Ground beef, Round steak,
Cubes for stew, Tenderloin steak,
Pot roast, Rib roast, Rump roast,
Chuck roast, Hamburger patty.
LAMB
Chop(1 inch thick), Rolled roast
PORK
Chop(1/2 inch thick), Hot dogs,
Spareribs, Country-style ribs.
Rolled roast, Sausage.
VEAL
Cutlets(1 lbs,1/2 inch thick)
POULTRY
Whole(under 4 lbs), Cut up Breasts
(boneless)
CORNISH HENS
Whole
TURKEY
Breast(under 6 lbs)
FISH
Fillets, Whole Steaks
SHELLFISH
Crab meat, Lobster tails, Shrimp,
Scallops
Operating Instructions
w CAUTION
To avoid risk of property damage do not use alumium foil in microwave oven.
MEAT
POULTRY
1. No special techniques are required. The roast
should be prepared and seasoned (if desired) as
for any other conventional method. Meat should be
thoroughly defrosted before cooking.
2. Place the meat on a microwave roasting rack or
ovenproof plate and place on the turntable.
3. Cook according to the cooking chart (below), using
the longer time for large meats and the shorter
time for smaller meats. For thicker chops, use the
longer time.
4. Turn the meat once halfway through the cooking time.
5. STAND for 5-10 minutes wrapped in foil after
cooking. The standing time is very important as it
completes the cooking process.
6. Ensure meat, especially pork, is thoroughly cooked
before eating.
1. No special techniques are required. The poultry
should be prepared as for any other conventional
method. Season if desired.
2. Poultry should be thoroughly defrosted, ensuring
giblets and any metal clamps are removed.
3. Prick the skin and brush lightly with vegetable oil
unless self-basting.
4. All poultry should be placed on a microwave
roasting rack or a microwave-proof plate and
placed on the turntable.
5. Cook according to the instructions in the cooking
chart (below), turning the bird over halfway through
the cooking time. Poultry, because of its shape,
has a tendency to cook unevenly, especially in very
bony parts. Turning the bird during roasting helps
to cook these areas evenly.
6. STAND for 5-10 minutes wrapped in foil after
cooking before carving. The standing time is very
important, as it completes the cooking process.
7. Ensure poultry is thoroughly cooked before eating.
Whole poultry is completely cooked when the juices
run clear from the inside thigh when it is pierced with
a sharp knife. poultry portions should be pierced with
a sharp knife through the thickest part to ensure that
the juices are clear and the flesh is firm.
MEAT COOKING CHART
Cut
BEEF
Standing/Rolled Rib
-Rare
-Medium
-Well-done
Ground Beef
(to brown for casserole)
Hamburgers,
Fresh or defrosted
(4 oz. each)
-2 patties
-4 patties
PORK
Loin, Leg
Bacon
-4 slices
-6 slices
Microwave
power
Cooking time
per pound
8
8
8
HIGH
10~12 minutes
10~13 minutes
13~15 minutes
9~12 minutes
POULTRY COOKING CHART
Microwave
power
Cooking time
per pound
CHICKEN
Whole
Breast(boned)
Portions
8
8
8
13~15 minutes
12~15 minutes
12~17 minutes
TURKEY
Whole
8
13~15 minutes
Poultry
HIGH(100%)
HIGH(100%)
3~5 minutes
4~6 minutes
8
14~17 minutes
HIGH
HIGH
3~4 minutes
4~5 minutes
NOTE:
*The above times should be regarded only as a
guide. Allow for difference in individual tastes and
preferences. The times may vary due to the shape,
cut, and composition of the food.
*If whole birds are stuffed, the weight of the stuffed bird
should be used when calculating the cooking time.
NOTE:
The above times should be regarded only as a guide.
Allow for difference in individual tastes and
preferences. The times may vary due to the shape,
cut, and composition of the meat.
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Operating Instructions
FISH
1. Arrange fish in a large shallow non-metallic dish or casserole.
2. Cover with pierced microwave plastic film or casserole lid.
3. Place the dish on the turntable.
4. Cook according to the instructions in the cooking chart (below). Butter can be added to the fish if desired.
5. Let STAND as directed in the cooking chart before serving.
6. After standing time, check to see that the fish is thoroughly cooked. The fish should be opaque and flake
easily.
FRESH FISH COOKING CHART
Fish
Microwave
power
Cooking Time
per pound
Standing
Time
Butter
Fish Fillets
HIGH
6~8 minutes
Add 15~30 ml (1~2 tbsp.)
2~3 minutes
Whole Mackerel,
Cleaned and Prepared
HIGH
6~8 minute
_
3~4 minutes
Whole Trout, Cleaned
and Prepared
HIGH
8~10 minutes
_
3~4 minutes
Salmon Steaks
HIGH
8~10 minutes
Add 15~30 ml (1~2 tbsp.)
3~4 minutes
Care and Cleaning
w CAUTION
To avoid risk of property damage, unplug the microwave oven or disconnect power at source by removing fuse or
throwing circuit breaker.
DOOR
Before cleaning the oven, unplug the power supply cord of the oven.
If impossible, open the oven door to prevent an accidental oven start.
If steam accumulates inside or around the outside of the oven
door, wipe the panel with a soft cloth. This may occur when
the microwave oven is operated under high humidity
conditions and in no way indicates a malfunction of the unit.
INSIDE OF THE OVEN
Use a damp cloth to wipe out crumbs and spillovers. It is important
to keep the area between door and cavity front clean to assure a
tight seal. Remove greasy spatters with a sudsy cloth, then rinse
and dry. Do not use harsh detergent or abrasive cleaners.
OUTSIDE OVEN SURFACE
Clean with damp cloth. To prevent damage to the operating
parts inside the oven, the water should not be allowed to seep
into the ventilation openings.
GLASS TRAY
The glass tray can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher.
After cleaning the oven, be sure that the rotating ring
and the glass tray are in the right position. press the
STOP/ CLEAR pad twice to reset any accidental key
setting.
CONTROL PANEL
Wipe with a damp cloth followed immediately by a dry cloth. The Child
Lock feature is also useful when cleaning the control panel. Child Lock
prevents accidental programming when wiping the control panel.
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Heating or Reheating Guide
To heat or reheat successfully in the microwave, it is important to follow several guidelines. Measure the
amount of food in order to determine the time needed to reheat. Arrange the food in a circular pattern for best
results. Room temperature food will heat faster than refrigerated food. Canned foods should be taken out of the
can and placed in a microwavable container. The food will be heated more evenly if covered with a
microwavable lid or plastic wrap, vented. Remove cover carefully to prevent steam burns. Use the following
chart as a guide for reheating cooked food.
Items
Sliced meat
3 slices (1/4-inch thick)
Chicken pies
1 breast
1 leg and thigh
Fish fillet
(6~8 oz.)
Cook time
(at HIGH)
21/2~5 minutes
Casserole
1 cup
4 cups
21/2~31/2 minutes
12~14 minutes
Mashed potatoes
1 cup
4 cups
Baked beans
1 cup
Place chicken pieces on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
3~4 minutes
31/2~5 minutes
51/2~61/2 minutes
Sloppy Joe or
Barbecued beef
1 sandwich
(1/2 cup meat filling)
without bun
Place sliced meat on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
*Note: Gravy or sauce helps to keep meat juicy.
2~3 minutes
Lasagna
1 serving (101/2 oz.)
Casserole
cream or cheese
1 cup
4 cups
Special Instructions
Place fish on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
Place lasagna on microwavable plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
21/2~4 minutes
10~12 minutes
Reheat filling and bun separately.
Cook filling covered in microwavable casserole.
Stir once. Heat bun as directed in chart below.
2~3 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
21/2~4 minutes
61/2~9 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
21/2~31/2 minutes
Ravioli or pasta in sauce
1 cup
4 cups
31/2~5 minutes
9~12 minutes
Rice
1 cup
4 cups
3~4 minutes
41/2~8 minutes
Sandwich roll or bun
1 roll
20~40 seconds
Vegetables
1 cup
4 cups
2~4 minutes
8~10 minutes
Soup
1 serving(8 oz.)
2~31/2 minutes
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
Wrap in paper towel and place on glass
microwavable rack.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
COOK covered in microwavable casserole.
Stir once halfway through cooking.
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Fresh Vegetable Chart
Amount
Cook time
at HIGH
2 medium
4 medium
8~10
12~15
Asparagus,
Fresh, Spears
1Ib.
51/2~81/2
Beans, Green &
Wax
1 lb.
Beets, Fresh
Vegetable
Artichokes
(8oz. each)
Instructions
Standing
Time
Trim. Add 2 tsp water and 2 tsp lemon juice.
Cover.
2-3 minutes
Add 1/2 cup water. Cover.
2-3 minutes
10~13
Add 1/2 cup water in 1- 1/2 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
1 Ib.
161/2~191/2
Add 1/2 cup water in 1- 1/2 qt. covered casserole.
Rearrange halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
Broccoli, Fresh,
Spears
1Ib.
8~10
Place broccoli in baking dish.
Add 1/2 cup water.
2-3 minutes
Cabbage, Fresh,
Chopped
1Ib.
8~11
Add 1/2 cup water in 1- 1/2 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
2 cups
41/2~61/2
Add 1/4 cup water in 1 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
1 lb.
9~11
Trim. Add 1/4 cup water in 1 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
Fresh, Flowerettes
Celery, Fresh,
Sliced
2 cups
4 cups
41/2~6
8~101/2
Slice. Add 1/2 cup water in 1-1/2 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking
2-3 minutes
Corn, Fresh
2 ears
7~10
Husk. Add 2 tbsp water in 1-1/2 qt. baking dish.
Cover.
2-3 minutes
Mushrooms,
Fresh, Sliced
1/2 Ib.
21/2~4
Place mushrooms in 1-1/2 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
1Ib.
6~9
Add 1/2 cup water in 1-1/2 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
4 cups
9~11
Add 1/2 cup water in 1-1/2 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3minutes
Sweet Potatoes
Whole Baking
(6-8 oz. each)
2 medium
4 medium
7~11
9~14
Pierce potatoes several times with fork.
Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn over halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
2-3 minutes
White potatoes,
Whole Baking
(6-8 oz. each)
2 potatoes
4 potatoes
8~101/2
131/2~16
Pierce potatoes several times with fork.
Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn over halfway through cooking
2-3 minutes
2-3 minutes
Spinach, Fresh,
Leaf
1Ib.
7~9
Add 1/2 cup water in 2 qt. covered casserole.
2-3 minutes
Squash, Acorn or
Butternut, Fresh
1 medium
9~11
Cut squash in half. Remove seeds.
Place in 8x8-inch baking dish. Cover.
2-3 minutes
Zucchini, Fresh,
Sliced
1Ib.
8~10
Add 1/2 cup water in 1-1/2 qt. covered casserole.
Stir halfway through cooking.
2-3 minutes
Zucchini, Fresh,
Whole
1Ib.
9~12
Pierce. Place on 2 paper towels.
Turn zucchini over and rearrange halfway through
cooking.
2-3 minutes
Carrots, Fresh,
Sliced
Cauliflower,
Fresh, Whole
Parsnips, Fresh,
Sliced
Peas, Green,
Fresh
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Troubleshooting
w WARNING
To avoid risk of severe personal injury, electrical shock or death, do not remove outer case of at any time.
Only an authorized servicer should remove outer case.
BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE
Check the following list to be sure a service call is really necessary. A quick reference of this manual as well as
reviewing additional information on items to check may prevent an unneeded service call.
Problem
Possible Causes
Oven will not start at all
• Electrical cord for oven is not plugged in.
-Plug into the outlet.
• Door is open.
-Close the door, open, and try again.
• Wrong operation is set.
-Check operation instructions.
Arcing or sparking
• Materials to be avoided in microwave oven are used.
-Use microwave-safe cookware only.
• The oven is operated when empty.
-Do not operate with oven empty.
• Food refuse remains in the cavity or inside the cavity is uncleaned.
-Clean cavity with wet towel.
Uneven cooking or poor defrosting
• Materials to be avoided in microwave oven are used.
-Use microwave-safe cookware only.
• Cooking time/Cooking power level is not suitable.
-Use correct time/Cooking power level.
• Food is not turned or stirred.
-Turn or stir food.
Overcooked foods
• Cooking time/Cooking power level is not suitable.
-Use correct time/cooking power level when you cook the same food.
Undercooked foods
• Materials to be avoided in microwave oven are used.
-Use microwave-safe cookware only.
• Food is not defrosted completely.
-Completely defrost food.
• Oven ventilation ports are restricted.
-Check to see that oven ventilation ports are not restricted.
• Cooking time/Cooking power level is not suitable.
-Use correct time/Cooking power level when you cook the same food.
ALL THESE THINGS ARE NORMAL
• Dull thumping sound during oven operation.
• Steam or vapor escaping from around the door.
• Light reflection around door or outer wrapper.
• Dimming oven light and change in blower sound during oven operation at power levels other than high.
• Some radio and TV interference might occur during operations. It is similar to the interference caused by other small
appliances such as mixers, blow dryer, etc.
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Amana Warranty
Full ONE Year Warranty
Amana Appliances will repair or replace, including related labor and travel, any part (f.o.b. Amana Iowa)
which proves defective as to workmanship or materials.
Limited Warranty
After one year from the date of original retail purchase, Amana will provide a free part, as listed below, to
replace any part that fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. The owner will be responsible for
paying all other costs including labor, mileage, and transportation.
Second through Fifth Year
Amana will repair or replace, including related labor, a magnetron tube (f.o.b. Amana lowa) which proves
defective as to workmanship or materials when carried into an authorized Amana servicer.
What is not covered by these
warranties
• Replacement of household fuses, resetting of
circuit breakers, or correction to household wiring
or plumbing.
• Normal product maintenance and cleaning,
including light bulbs.
• Products with original serial numbers removed,
altered, or not readily determined.
• Products purchased for commercial, industrial,
rental, or leased use.
• Products located outside of the United States or
Canada.
• Premium service charges, if the servicer is
requested to perform service in addition to normal
service or outside normal service hours or area.
• Adjustments after the first year.
• Repairs resulting from the following:
• Improper installation, exhaust system, or
maintenance.
• Any modification, alteration, or adjustment not
authorized by Amana.
• Accident, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, or acts of nature.
• Connections to improper electrical current,
voltage supply, or gas supply.
• Use of improper pans, containers, or accessories
that cause damage to the product.
To Receive Warranty Service
Service must be performed by an authorized Amana
service representative. To schedule service, contact the
Amana dealer where you purchased your appliance or
contact Amana Appliances Factory Service.
Amana Appliances Factory Service
1-800-628-5782 inside USA
For more Information,
Amana Appliances Consumer Services
Amana Appliances
2800 220th Trail
Amana, lowa 52204
1-800-843-0304 inside USA
(319) 622-5511 worldwide
When contacting Amana Appliances please
include the following information:
• Your name, address, and telephone number.
• Model number and serial number of your appliance.
• The name and address of your dealer and the date
of purchase.
• A clear description of the problem.
• Proof of purchase (sales receipt).
IN NO EVENT SHALL AMANA BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
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 this
exclusion may not apply to you.
Amana Appliances Online • http://www.amana.com
Part No. 12401528
2001 Amana Appliances
Printed in China 03/01
Amana, lowa 52204