Bosch Appliances HMB402 Microwave Oven User Manual

Household Appliances
Built-in Microwave Oven
Use and Care Manual
For Models: HMB402, HMB405, HMB406
PLEASE READ ENTIRE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE PROCEEDING
IMPORTANT: Save these instructions for the local electrical inspector’s use.
INSTALLER: Please leave these Installation Instructions with this unit for the owner.
OWNER: Please retain these instructions for future reference.
A Special Message
to Our Customers
Thank you for buying a Bosch built-in microwave oven. We
recommend that you take the time to read this entire booklet
before using your new appliance.
We hope that the information in this manual will help you
easily operate and care for your oven for years of satisfaction.
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.
Phone us at 1-800-828-9165 or reach us through our website
at www.bosch-usa.com .
You may write to us at:
Customer Support Call Center
Bosch
5551 McFadden Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Always include the model number and serial number with all
communications.
Sincerely,
Bosch Application Lab
Bosch HMB Oven Use and Care Manual
Contents
Microwave Registration and Safety Instructions.................................................... 2–5
Microwave Oven Registration ..................................................................................................2
Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure to Excessive Microwave Energy ...................3
Microwave Safety Instructions .................................................................................................3
Important Safety Instructions .............................................................................................. 4–5
Microwave Oven Parts Identification and Specifications .......................................... 6
Control Panel Quick Reference ......................................................................................... 7
Cooking in the Microwave Oven ........................................................................................ 8
Cookware Guide and Cooking Tips .................................................................................. 9
Utensils Recommended for Microwave .................................................................................9
Covering Foods During Cooking .............................................................................................9
Microwave Accessories .............................................................................................................9
Not Recommended for Microwave Oven ..............................................................................9
Tips for Cooking in the Microwave ..........................................................................................9
Using Your Microwave Oven ...................................................................................... 10–17
Before Operating ...................................................................................................................... 10
Setting the Clock ...................................................................................................................... 10
Child Lock................................................................................................................................... 10
Using the Timer ......................................................................................................................... 10
Timed Cooking .......................................................................................................................... 11
Manual Defrost .......................................................................................................................... 11
Popcorn ....................................................................................................................................... 11
Power Level Recommendations ............................................................................................ 12
Smart Sensor Recommendations ......................................................................................... 13
Auto Cook .................................................................................................................................. 14
Reheat ......................................................................................................................................... 14
Personal Choice Features ...................................................................................................... 15
Defrosting ................................................................................................................................... 16
Quick Defrost ............................................................................................................................. 16
Auto Defrost ............................................................................................................................... 16
Multi-Stage Cooking ................................................................................................................ 17
Cooking Tips ................................................................................................................... 18–19
Meat ............................................................................................................................................. 18
Poultry .......................................................................................................................................... 18
Fish ............................................................................................................................................... 19
Trouble Shooting: Questions and Answers ........................................................... 20–22
Oven Operations ...................................................................................................................... 20
Cooking Food ............................................................................................................................ 21
Before Calling for Service ...................................................................................................... 22
Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency
Interference Statement (USA only) ...................................................................................... 22
Care of Your Microwave Oven .......................................................................................... 23
How to Obtain Service ............................................................................................................ 24
Bosch Built-In Microwave Oven Warranty ......................................................................... 24
Service Data Record ............................................................................................................... 24
Microwave Oven Quick Guide ........................................................................ Back Cover
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Microwave Registration
Microwave Oven Registration
YOUR MICROWAVE
OVEN MUST BE REGISTERED
It is a Federal requirement that records be maintained on the location of all microwave ovens.
Therefore, please:
1. Fill in the registration card and mail it to us. (The registration card is packed with this manual in the plastic bag.)
2. If you are not the original purchaser of this appliance or if the card is missing, please establish your ownership
by writing to us at:
Bosch
Microwave Registration
5551 McFadden Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
3. When writing to us about your oven, please be sure to include the model and serial number.
Microwave Identification Plate
Copy the model and serial number from the microwave identification plate (see Page 6). Keep your invoice for
warranty validation. Fill in the information below as a handy reference.
Dealer’s Name
Service Center
Model Number / Date of Purchase
Dealer’s Telephone Number
Service Center’s Telephone Number
Serial Number
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Microwave Safety
! Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure
to Excessive Microwave Energy
(a)
Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door
open since open-door operation can result in
harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety
interIocks.
(b) Do not place any object between the oven front
face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue
to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
(c)
Do not operate the oven if it is damaged. It is
particularly important that the oven door close
properly and that there is no damage to the:
(1) door (bent)
(2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened)
(3) door seals and sealing surfaces
(d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by
anyone except properly qualified service personnel.
Microwave Safety Instructions
Glass Tray
Roller Ring
1.
DO NOT operate the oven without the Roller Ring
and the Glass Tray in place.
1.
The Roller Ring and oven floor should be
cleaned frequently to prevent excessive noise.
2.
DO NOT operate the oven without the Glass Tray
fully engaged on the drive hub. Improper cooking
or damage to the oven could result. Verify that
the Glass Tray is properly engaged and rotating
by observing its rotation when you press START.
2.
Roller Ring must always be used for cooking along
with Glass Tray.
3.
Always replace the Roller Ring and the Glass Tray
in their proper positions.
3.
Only use the Glass Tray specifically designed for
this oven. Do not substitute any other glass tray.
4.
If the Glass Tray is hot, allow to cool before cleaning or placing in water.
5.
DO NOT cook directly on the Glass Tray. Always
place food in a microwave-safe dish or on a rack
set in a microwave-safe dish.
6.
If food or utensil on the Glass Tray touches the
oven walls, causing the tray to stop moving, the
tray will automatically rotate in the opposite direction. This is normal: the Glass Tray can turn in
either direction.
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Microwave Safety
! Important Safety Instructions
Your microwave oven is a cooking device and you should use it with as much care as you use with a range or any
other cooking device. When using this electric appliance, basic safety precautions should be followed, including
the following:
!
WARNING
To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons or exposure
to excessive microwave energy, observe the following:
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.
3.
This appliance must be grounded. Connect only
to properly grounded outlet. See “Grounding Instructions” found in Installation Instructions.
4.
Install or locate this appliance only in accordance
with the Installation Instructions.
5.
Do not cover or block any openings on this appliance.
6.
Use this appliance only for its intended use as
described in this manual. DO NOT use corrosive
chemicals, vapors, or nonfood products in this
appliance. This type of oven is specifically designed to heat or cook. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use. The use of corrosive
chemicals in heating or cleaning will damage the
appliance and may result in radiator leaks.
7.
When cleaning surfaces of door and oven that
come together upon closing the door, use only
mild, nonabrasive soaps or detergents applied
with a sponge or soft cloth.
8.
Do not allow children to use this appliance unless closely supervised by an adult.
9.
Liquids that are superheated beyond boiling can
erupt or splash when moved or stirred. To avoid
this and to reduce the risk of injury:
(a) Do not overheat the liquid.
(b) Stir the liquid both before and halfway
through heating.
(c) After heating, allow the container to stand
in the microwave oven for a short time before removing the container.
(d) Use extreme care when inserting a utensil
into the hot liquid.
10. Avoid using corrosive vapors, such as sulfide and
chloride.
11. 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. For best
results in all containers, stir the liquid several times
before heating. Always stir liquid several times
between reheating.
12. Some products such as whole eggs, narrow-neck
bottles, sealed containers and closed glass jars
may explode and should not be heated in this
oven.
13. 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.
(b) Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bag in oven.
(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.
(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
For proper use of your oven, read remaining safety cautions and operating instructions.
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Microwave Safety
! Important Safety Instructions
Please read all instructions before using this appliance.
General Microwave Use
1.
DO NOT operate the oven while empty. The microwave energy will reflect continuously throughout the oven, causing overheating if food or water is not present to absorb energy. This could
damage the oven and result in a risk of fire.
2.
DO NOT dry clothes, newspapers or other materials in oven, or use newspapers or paper bags
for cooking. Fire could result.
3.
DO NOT use recycled paper products unless the
paper product is labeled as safe for microwave
oven use. Recycled paper products may contain
impurities which may cause sparks and result in
fires when used.
4.
5.
6.
DO NOT hit or strike control panel. Damage to
controls may occur. Fire could result.
POT HOLDERS should always be used when
removing items from the oven. Heat is transferred
from the HOT food to the cooking container and
from the cooking container to the Glass Tray. The
Glass Tray can be very HOT after removing cooking container from oven.
DO NOT store flammable materials next to, on
top of, or in the oven. These could be fire hazards.
General Appliance Safety
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Use this unit only in the manner intended by the
manufacturer. If you have any questions, contact
the manufacturer.
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Be sure the oven is properly installed and
grounded by a qualified technician.
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Children and pets should not be left alone or un-
attended in the area where the appliance is in
use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand
on any part of the appliance.
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Never use the oven to warm or heat a room. Such
use can damage the oven parts.
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For personal safety, wear proper apparel. Loose
fitting or hanging garments should never be worn
while using this appliance. Tie long hair so that it
doesn't hang loose.
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Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance
unless specifically recommended in this manual.
All other servicing should be referred to an authorized servicer.
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Do not store flammable materials in or near the
oven.
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Do not use water on a grease fire. Smother fire
or flame or use a dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
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Use only dry potholders. Moist or damp pot-holders on hot surfaces may result in burns from
steam. Do not let a potholder touch hot heating
elements. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth.
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In the event that personal clothing or haircatches
fire, DROP AND ROLL IMMEDIATELY to
extinguish flames.
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As a precaution, it is highly recommended that a
fire extinguisher be readily available and highly
visible next to any cooking appliance.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For proper use of your oven, read remaining safety cautions and operating instructions.
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Microwave Oven Parts Description
Microwave Oven Parts Identification
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1
3
4
Personal
Choice
Popcorn
Reheat
Quick
Defrost
Auto
Defrost
Smart
Sensor
Timer
Clock
Cook
Time
Power
Level
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
-
0
+
Plus
Time
Start
Stop
Clear
Auto
Cook
5
8
6
7
1. Cooking Guide:
Popcorn, Smart Sensor, Reheat, Auto Cook,
Auto Defrost, Quick Defrost
2. Glass Tray
3. Internal Air Vents
4. External Air Vents
5. Control Panel
6. Microwave Identification Plate
and Serial Number
7. Door Safety Lock System
8. Roller Ring
Microwave Specifications
AC Line Voltage
AC Power Required
Microwave Wattage Output
Operating Frequency
Outside Dimensions (WxDxH)
Oven Cavity Dimensions (WxDxH)
Oven Capacity
Cooking Uniformity
120V, 60Hz
13 AMPS
1100 watts (IEC Test Procedure*)
2450 MHz
237/8" x 1913/16" x 139/16"
1717/32" x 1821/32" x 107/8"
2.1 Cu. Ft.
Turntable system
*The International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) standardized
method for measuring output wattage.
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Microwave Operation
Cooking in the Microwave Oven
IMPORTANT: Do not overcook food; fire could result. Proper cooking depends on selecting the correct power
level and cooking time for the amount of food in the oven. Smaller portions of food that are cooked too long may
catch fire. Always have food in the microwave oven when it is on to absorb the microwave energy. When using
the oven at power levels below 100%, you can hear the magnetron cycling on and off. Condensation is a normal
part of microwave cooking. Covered foods will not cause as much condensation as uncovered ones. Do not block
oven vents. This oven is rated for 1100 watts by using the IEC Test Procedure. When cooking foods, check for
doneness 1-2 minutes before the minimum time and add time accordingly.
DO…
FOOD ITEM OR PROCESS
Home Canning
DON’T…
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dry meats, herbs, fruits,
vegetables, gourds, wood
items or wet papers.
dry nuts or seed in the shell.
pierce skins of potatoes, apples,
whole squash, hot dogs and
sausages so that steam can
escape.
puncture whole egg yolks before
cooking to prevent explosion.
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cook eggs in the shell.
reheat whole eggs.
use popcorn packaged for
microwave ovens.
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leave oven unattended when
popping popcorn.
use brown paper bags or glass
bowls to pop corn in.
Drying
Foods with Nonporous
Skins or Shells
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Popcorn
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Baby Food
Baby Formula or Milk
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General
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heat, cook or can in closed
glass jars or air tight containers.
can in the microwave as
harmful bacteria may not be
destroyed.
place baby food in a small dish
and heat gently, stir often, and
check temperature before
serving.
place nipple or cap on bottles
after slightly heating formula or
milk. Shake thoroughly. Always
“wrist test” before feeding.
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use plastic ties or cotton string
to close oven cooking bags.
stir liquids before and after
heating to help prevent
“eruption.”
cut open baked items with fillings
to allow steam to escape and
avoid burns.
check temperatures before
eating. Pizza sauce can become
extremely hot.
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heat baby food in the original
jars.
heat bottles with nipple or cap
on.
heat bottles with disposable
liners.
use wire twist-ties to close an
oven cooking bag.
deep fat fry.
use paper towels or cloths that
contain a synthetic fiber woven
into them (the fiber may cause
the towel to ignite).
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Microwave Operation
Cookware Guide and Cooking Tips
Most heat-resistant, non-metallic cookware is safe for use in your microwave oven. However, to test cookware
before using, follow these steps:
1. Place the empty cookware in the microwave oven.
2. Measure 1 cup of water in a glass-measuring cup and place cup in the oven next to the cookware.
3. Microwave on 100% power for 1 minute. If the dish is warm, it should not be used for microwave cooking.
Not Recommended for Microwave Oven
Utensils Recommended for Microwave
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Ovenproof Glass (Pyrex®)
Glass ceramic (i.e. Pyroceram®, Corning Ware®)
China and other dishes without metallic trim
Microwave-safe pottery, stoneware, porcelain
Microwave-safe paper plates, paper cups, paper napkins, paper towels, waxed paper. Refer
to the manufacturer’s label for use of any paper product in the microwave oven.
Browning dish - Follow manufacturers directions
for preheating dish.
Plastic Wrap - use wraps specifically labeled
for the microwave; use during cooking and reheating. DO NOT allow plastic wrap to touch
food.
Straw, wicker and wood - use for reheating only
at a low serving temperature.
Covering Foods During Cooking
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Paper towels are good for covering food during
reheating or to absorb fat when cooking bacon.
Wax paper or parchment paper can be used for
cooking and reheating.
Plastic wrap that is specifically labeled for microwave use. Do not allow plastic wrap to touch the
food and vent so steam can escape.
Microwave-safe oven cooking bags are good for
aiding in tenderizing meats and other foods. Do
not use metal twist tie that may be provided with
bag. Slit bag so steam can escape.
Microwave-safe lids. Vent as needed.
Small pieces of foil may be used to prevent over
cooking, such as for shielding poultry legs and
wings or corners of brownies in a square or rectangle baking dish. Note that aluminum foil should
be at least one inch from any surface of the microwave oven.
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Tips for Cooking in the Microwave
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Microwave Accessories
Many microwave accessories are available in the market. However, Bosch 0is not responsible for any damage to the oven or to oven parts when microwave
accessories are used.
Metal utensils, metal pans and metal bakeware
Metal skewers
Metal thermometers
Foil trays
Glass that is not heat-resistant
Food carton with metal handle (i.e. take-out
carton)
Non-microwave-safe plastics (i.e. margarine tubs)
Styrofoam containers or cups
Metal or non-microwave-safe plastic commuter
beverage containers
Metal twist ties
Metal-trimmed or metal-banded dinnerware, casserole dishes, etc.
The Corning Company recommends that you do
not use Centura® tableware and some Corelle®
closed-handle cups for microwave cooking.
Food storage bags
Recycled paper products
Brown paper bags
Avoid large sheets of aluminum foil as it will hinder
cooking and may cause arcing.
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Arrange food in a circular pattern with the thickest areas toward the outside of dish.
Most foods will cook and reheat more evenly when
covered.
Pierce or score foods with skins or membranes
allowing steam to escape.
Stir foods from the outer edges toward center of
utensil or turn over once during cooking.
Allow foods to stand to complete cooking before
serving. Some foods, such as meats, will require
covering during standing time.
Avoid adding extra cooking time. First check for
doneness of foods. Watch for signs indicating that
cooking temperatures have been reached:
Food is steaming
Poultry thigh joints are easy to move
Fish flakes easily with a fork
Baked items will cook more during standing time.
Foods should not be served immediately; remember the required standing time.
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Microwave Operation
Using Your Microwave Oven
Timed Cooking
Manual Defrost
This feature allows you to program a specific cook time
and power level. The microwave oven can be programmed for up to 99 minutes.
Manual Defrost is designed for speedy thawing of
frozen foods and is one of the great advantages of a
microwave oven.
Power levels represent a percentage of microwave
power. See Page 12.
Manual Defrost can be used to quickly thaw foods such
as bread, rolls, vegetables, fruits and frozen dinners.
QUICK DEFROST and AUTO DEFROST are preferred
for meats and poultry because the oven is programmed
with the defrosting time and power level.
Example: You want the oven to cook for 5 minutes, 30
seconds at 80% power.
PROCEDURE
DISPLAY
1.
Enter cooking time.
5 3 0
5:30
TOUCH START
OR POWER
2.
Touch POWER LEVEL.
ENTER POWER
LEVEL 1 TO 10
3.
Enter number to select
power level: 8
P - 80
TOUCH START
4.
Touch START.
5:29
You can defrost any frozen food, either raw or cooked,
by using Power Level 3. Follow the same procedure for
Timed Cooking: enter the estimated defrosting time
and then touch 3 for 30% power level.
For raw or cooked foods, a good rule is to defrost
approximately four minutes per pound. For example, for
1 pound of pasta sauce, defrost for four minutes.
Always check food periodically, stirring, rotating or
separating defrosted portions of food. If food is not
defrosted at end of defrost time, set the oven at Power
Level 3 for one minute increments until food is thawed.
Cooking begins;
time counts down.
5.
Oven beeps
when cooking
is complete.
END
Popcorn
This feature allows you to use commercially packaged
microwave popcorn. Use one fresh bag of popcorn.
Place bag of popcorn on the center of turntable. Touch
POPCORN to pop packaged popcorn weighing 1.75
to 3.5 oz. There is no need to touch START. Oven will
start automatically and the word SENSING will scroll in
the display.
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Microwave Operation
Power Level Recommendations
The microwave oven has 10 power levels for cooking, reheating and defrosting. Lower power levels increase the
cooking time and are used for foods containing cheese and milk or for cooking less tender cuts of meat. Refer to
the chart below for suggestions:
Touch
POWER LEVEL
and then
touch number
Approximate
Percentage
of Power
10
100%
Use
• Boiling Water
• Making candy
• Cooking poultry pieces, fish and vegetables
• Cooking tender cuts of meat
• Whole poultry
9
90%
• Reheating rice, pasta and vegetables
8
80%
• Reheating prepared foods quickly
• Reheating sandwiches
7
70%
• Cooking egg, milk and cheese dishes
• Cooking cakes and breads
• Melting chocolate
6
60%
• Cooking veal
• Cooking whole fish
• Cooking puddings and custard
5
50%
• Cooking ham, whole poultry and lamb
• Cooking rib roast, sirloin tip
4
40%
• Thawing meat, poultry and seafood
3
30%
• Cooking less tender cuts of meat
• Cooking pork chops and roasts
• Manual defrost
2
20%
• Taking chill out of fruit
• Softening butter
1
10%
• Keeping casseroles and main dishes warm
• Softening butter and cream cheese
0
0%
• Standing time
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Microwave Operation
Using Your Microwave Oven
Auto Cook
Use this function to cook food without entering a cook
time or power. Refer to the “Auto Cook Recommendations” below for more information.
Example: To cook 4 slices of bacon.
PROCEDURE
DISPLAY
1.
Touch AUTO COOK. SELECT MENU 1 TO 6
– – SEE COOKING
GUIDE BEHIND DOOR
2.
Enter 1.
BACON
TOUCH 2 TO 6 SLICES
3.
Touch 4.
4 SLICES
Cooking begins
automatically.
Auto Cook Recommendations
CODE
CATEGORY
DIRECTION
AMOUNT
1
Bacon
Place bacon strips on microwave bacon rack for best results.
(Use dinner plate lined with paper towels if rack is not available).
2 to 6 slices
2
Frozen
Roll/Muffin
Remove from package and place on plate.
(If muffins are over 3 oz. each, count each as two when entering
quantity.)
1 to 6 pieces
(2-3 ounces each)
3
Fresh
Roll/Muffin
Remove from package and place on plate.
(If muffins are over 3 oz. each, count each as two when entering
quantity.)
1 to 6 pieces
(2-3 ounces each)
4
Beverage
Place container on turntable. Be careful: liquids can become
superheated beyond boiling temperatures without bubbling.
When the liquid is disturbed it may bubble suddenly and erupt.
Stir liquids before and halfway through heating to avoid eruption.
1 to 2 cups
5
Chicken
Pieces
Place the chicken pieces in an appropriately-sized
microwaveable container, cover with plastic wrap and slit to vent.
1/2
6
Hot Cereal
Prepare as directed on package.
Stir and allow standing time before eating.
Use only instant hot cereal.
1 to 6 servings
to 2 pounds
If you open the door or press STOP/CLEAR during cooking, the process will be canceled.
Reheat
This feature allows you to reheat precooked room-temperature or refrigerated foods without selecting cooking
times and power levels. The word SENSING will scroll in the display while reheating.
Reheat Recommendations
CODE
CATEGORY
DIRECTION
AMOUNT
1
Dinner
Plate
Place foods to be heated on dinner plate or similar dish.
Cover with plastic wrap. Slit to vent.
Approximately
1/2 –1 pound
2
Soup/
Sauce
Place foods to be heated in an appropriately-sized
microwave container. Cover with plastic wrap. Slit to vent.
1–4 cups
3
Casserole
Cover dish containing the casserole with plastic wrap. Slit to vent.
1–4 cups
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Microwave Operation
Using Your Microwave Oven
Personal Choice Features
PERSONAL CHOICE provides features which make personalizing your microwave oven easy. You can select
SOUND ON/OFF, CLOCK ON/OFF, SCROLL SPEED and LBS/KG.
Example: To turn off beeper sound.
PROCEDURE
Example: To select Kg unit
PROCEDURE
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
1. Touch
Five modes show
PERSONAL CHOICE
1. Touch
Five modes show
PERSONAL CHOICE.
2. Enter number to
select sound mode:
Touch 1.
SOUND ON TOUCH 1
OFF TOUCH 2
2. Enter number to
select Lbs / Kg mode:
Touch 4.
LBS TOUCH 1
KG TOUCH 2
3. Enter number to
turn sound off:
Touch 2.
SOUND OFF
3. Enter number to
select kilograms:
Touch 2.
KG
NOTE: To turn beep sound back on, repeat
steps 1-3 then touch number 1.
NOTE: To select LBS, repeat Steps 1-3 then
touch number 1.
PERSONAL CHOICE OPTIONS
NUMBER
OPTION
KEYPAD SELECTION
RESULT
1
SOUND ON / OFF
1
2
Sound On
Sound Off
2
CLOCK ON / OFF
1
2
Clock On
Clock Off
3
SCROLL SPEED
1
2
3
Slow Speed
Normal Speed
Fast Speed
4
LBS / KG
1
2
Pounds
Kilograms
5
DEMO ON / OFF
1
2
Demo On
Demo Off
NOTE: When the power cord is first plugged in, the default settings are Sound On, Clock On, Normal Speed,
LBS, Demo Off.
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Microwave Operation
Using Your Microwave Oven
Defrosting
Auto Defrost
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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 the power levels. For added convenience, the Auto
Defrost includes a built-in beep mechanism that reminds you to check, turn over, separate or rearrange
the food.
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For best results, remove fish, shellfish, meat, and
poultry from original wrapping or packaging.
For best results, shape your ground meat into the
form of a doughnut before freezing. When defrosting, scrape off thawed meat when the beep
sounds and continue defrosting.
Place foods in a shallow container or on a microwave roasting rack to catch drippings.
Food should still be somewhat icy in the center
when removed from the oven.
Three different defrosting levels are provided for foods
weighing 0.1 – 6.0 pounds:
1 MEAT
2 POULTRY
3 FISH
Quick Defrost
This feature provides you with the quick defrosting
method for one pound of frozen food.
Example: To defrost 1 pound of ground beef.
PROCEDURE
Example: To defrost 1.2 pounds of ground beef.
DISPLAY
PROCEDURE
DISPLAY
1. Touch
GROUND BEEF TOUCH 1
QUICK DEFROST. CHICKEN PIECES TOUCH 2
FISH FILLETS TOUCH 3
1. Touch
AUTO DEFROST
MEAT TOUCH 1
POULTRY TOUCH 2
FISH TOUCH 3
2. Enter number to
make selection:
Touch 1.
2. Enter number to
make selection:
Touch 1
ENTER WEIGHT
3. Enter number to
enter the weight:
Touch 1, then 2.
1.2 LBS
TOUCH START
4. Touch START.
Defrost begins and
time counts down.
GROUND BEEF
Defrosting begins
automatically and
time counts down.
NOTE: When you touch START, the display changes
to defrost time countdown. The oven will beep twice
during the DEFROST cycle reminding you to open the
door and turn, separate or rearrange the food. Remove
any thawed portions, if possible, and return frozen portions to the oven. Touch START to resume.
Auto Defrost Categories
CODE
CATEGORY
ITEMS
1
Meat
Ground beef, steak, beef cubes for stew, pot roast, rib roast, rump
roast, chuck roast, hamburger patties, lamb chops, rolled lamb roast, pork
chops, pork roast, hot dogs, spareribs, country-style ribs, rolled pork roast,
sausage, veal cutlets
2
Poultry
Whole chicken (under 4 Ibs.); cut-up, boneless breasts; whole Rock Cor nish
hens; turkey breast
3
Fish
Fish fillets, whole steaks, shellfish, crab meat, lobster tails, shrimp, scallops
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Microwave Operation
Using Your Microwave Oven
Multi-Stage Cooking
For best results, some recipes call for different power levels during different stages of a cook cycle. You can
program your oven to switch from one power level to another for up to two stages.
Example: To set a 2-stage cook cycle.
PROCEDURE
DISPLAY
1.
Touch COOK TlME.
ENTER COOKING TIME
2.
Enter the time by touching the
numbers in order: 3 0 0
3:00 TOUCH
START OR POWER
3.
Touch POWER
ENTER POWER
LEVEL 1 TO 10
4.
Enter the power level by touching the
number: 8
P - 80
TOUCH START
5.
Touch COOK TIME.
ENTER COOKING
TIME
6.
Enter the time by touching the
numbers in order: 7 0 0
7:00 TOUCH
START OR POWER
7.
Touch POWER LEVEL.
ENTER POWER
LEVEL 1 TO 10
8.
Enter the power level by touching the
number: 5
9.
Touch START.
LEVEL.
P - 50
TOUCH START
3:00
When the first stage is over, you will hear two short
tones as the oven begins the second cook stage.
END
Beeps sound at the end.
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Cooking Tips
Cooking Tips
CAUTION: Do not use aluminum foil during cooking cycle.
Meat
Poultry
1. No special techniques are required: Meat should
be prepared as with conventional cooking. Season if desired. Always thoroughly defrost meat
before cooking.
2. Place the meat on a microwave roasting rack or
microwave-safe plate and place on the turntable.
3. Cook according to the Meat Cooking Recommendations (below). Use 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. After removing from microwave oven, cover loosely
with foil. Allow to stand for 5–10 minutes. The
standing time is very important as it completes the
cooking process.
6. Make sure meat, especially pork, is thoroughly
cooked and juices run clear.
1. No special techniques are required: Poultry should
be prepared as with conventional cooking. Season if desired.
2. Poultry should be thoroughly defrosted. Remove
giblets and any metal clamps.
3. Prick the skin and brush lightly with vegetable oil
(unless the poultry is self-basting).
4. All poultry should be placed on a microwave roasting rack or a microwave-safe plate and placed on
the turntable.
5. Cook according to the instructions in the Poultry
Cooking Recommendations below. Turn pieces
over halfway through the cooking time. Because
of its shape, poultry has a tendency to cook unevenly, especially in very bony parts. Periodic turning helps to cook these areas evenly.
6. Let 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. Make sure poultry is thoroughly cooked before eating. Whole poultry is completely cooked when the
juices run clear. Pierce with a sharp knife through
the thickest part to ensure that the juices are clear
and the flesh is firm.
Meat Cooking Recommendations
Meat
Microwave
Power
Cooking Time
Per Pound
8
8
8
9 to 11 minutes
91/2 to 111/2 minutes
111/2 to 14 minutes
10
61/2 to 91/2 minutes
BEEF
Standing/Rolled
Rib Roast
- Rare
- Medium
- Well-done
Ground Beef
(to brown for
casserole)
Hamburgers,
(4 oz. each)
Fresh or
defrosted
- 2 patties
- 4 patties
Meat
Microwave
Power
Cooking Time
Per Pound
8
8
8
11 to 15 minutes
10 to 14 minutes
11 to 17 minutes
8
11 to 15 minutes
CHICKEN
Whole
Breast (boned)
Portions
TURKEY
Whole
10
10
21/2 to 41/2 minutes
31/2 to 51/2 minutes
8
121/2 to 161/2 minutes
10
10
21/2 to 31/2 minutes
31/2 to 41/2 minutes
PORK
Loin, Leg
Bacon
- 4 slices
- 6 slices
Poultry Cooking Recommendations
Notes:
• The times listed above are only a guide. Allow for
differences in individual tastes and preferences.
The times may also vary due to the shape, cut and
composition of the food.
• If whole poultry is stuffed, the weight of the stuffed
bird should be used when calculating the cooking
time.
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Cooking Tips
Cooking Tips
Fish
1. Arrange fish in a large, shallow non-metallic dish
or casserole.
2. Cover with pierced microwave plastic wrap or
casserole lid.
3. Place the dish on the turntable.
4. Cook according to the instructions in the Fresh
Fish Cooking Recommendations (below). Butter
and lemon juice can be added to the fish, if desired.
5. Let stand as directed in the Cooking Recommendations 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 Recommendations
Microwave
Power
Cooking Time
Per Pound
Fish Fillets
10
41/2 to 8 minutes
Whole Mackerel,
Cleaned and Prepared
10
41/2 to 8 minutes
3 to 4 minutes
Whole Trout,
Cleaned and Prepared
10
51/2 to 9 minutes
3 to 4 minutes
Salmon Steaks
10
51/2 to 8 minutes
Fish
Butter and Lemon Juice
Add butter as desired.
1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice
(15 to 30 ml)
Add butter as desired.
1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice
(15 to 30 ml)
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Standing
Time
2 to 3 minutes
3 to 4 minutes
Bosch HMB Oven Use and Care Manual
Trouble Shooting
Trouble Shooting
Questions and Answers
QUESTION
ANSWER
Why is the oven light not on during
cooking?
There may be several reasons why the oven light is not on.
Have you:
• Set a cooking time?
• Touched START?
• Checked the light bulb?
Why does steam come out of the air
exhaust vent?
Steam is normally produced during cooking. The microwave
oven has been designed to vent this steam.
Will the microwave oven be damaged if it
operates when empty?
Yes. Never operate the oven when empty or without the glass
turntable.
Does microwave energy pass through the
viewing screen in the door?
No. The metal screen bounces the energy back to the oven
cavity. The holes (or ports) allow only light to pass through.
They do not let microwave energy pass through.
Why does a tone sound when
the control panel is touched?
The tone tells you that the setting has been entered.
Can my microwave oven be damaged if
food is cooked for too long?
Like any other cooking appliance, it is possible to overcook
food to the point that the food creates smoke and even
possibly fire and damage to the inside of the oven. It is always
best to be near the oven while you are cooking.
When the oven is plugged into wall outlet
for the first time, it did not work properly.
What is wrong?
The microcomputer controlling your oven may temporarily
become scrambled when you plug it in for the first time or
when power resumes after an interruption.
Simply shut the power off at the house electrical breaker for
a moment then turn it back on to reset the microcomputer.
Why do I see light reflection around the
outer case?
This is the oven light, located between the oven cavity and
the outer wall of the oven.
What are the various sounds I hear when
the microwave oven is operating?
The clicking sound is caused by a mechanical switch turning
the microwave oven’s magnetron on and off. The change in
blower speed is due to the change in line voltage caused by
the magnetron being turned on and off.
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Trouble Shooting
Trouble Shooting
Questions and Answers
QUESTION
ANSWER
What is wrong when baked foods have a
hard, dry, brown spot?
A hard, dry, brown spot indicates overcooking. Shorten the
cooking or reheating time.
Why do eggs sometimes pop?
When baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due
to steam build-up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this,
simply pierce the yolk with a wooden toothpick before cooking. CAUTION: Never microwave eggs in the shell.
Why are scrambled eggs sometimes a
little dry after cooking?
Eggs will dry out when they are overcooked.
The cooking time may need to be varied for one of these reasons:
• Eggs vary in size.
• Eggs are at room temperature one time and at refrigerator
temperature another time.
• Eggs continue cooking during standing time.
Is it possible to pop popcorn in a
microwave oven?
Yes, if using one of the two methods described below:
(1) microwave-popping devices designed specifically for
microwave cooking.
(2) prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that is made
for specific times and power output needed.
CAUTION:
• Follow exact directions given by each manufacturer for
its popcorn popping product and do not leave the oven
unattended while the corn is being popped. If corn fails
to pop after the suggested time, discontinue cooking.
• Never use a brown paper bag for popping corn or
attempt to pop leftover kernels.
• Overcooking could result in an oven fire.
Why do baked apples sometimes burst?
The peel has not been removed from the top half of each
apple to allow for expansion of the interior of the apple
during cooking. As in conventional cooking methods, the
interior of the apple expands during the cooking process.
Why do baked potatoes sometimes burn?
If the cooking time is too long, fire could result. At the end of
the recommended cooking time, potatoes should be slightly
firm. CAUTION: Do not overcook.
Why is a standing time recommended
after microwave cooking time is over?
Standing time allows foods to continue cooking evenly for a
few minutes after the actual microwave oven cooking cycle.
The amount of standing time depends upon food density.
Why is additional time required for
cooking refrigerated food?
As in conventional cooking, the initial temperature of food
affects total cooking time. You need more time to cook food
taken out of a refrigerator than for food at room temperature.
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Trouble Shooting
Trouble Shooting
Before Calling for Service
You can often correct operating problems yourself. If your microwave oven fails to work properly, locate the
operating problem in the list below and try the solutions listed for each problem. If the microwave oven still does
not work properly, refer to Page 24 to obtain service.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
Oven does not start
Is there power to the oven?
Is the door closed?
Is the cooking time set?
Arcing or sparking
Are you using approved cookware?
Is the oven empty?
Incorrect time of day
Have you tried to reset the time of day?
Unevenly cooked foods
Are you using approved cookware?
Is the glass turntable in the oven?
Did you turn or stir the food while it was cooking?
Were the foods completely defrosted before cooking?
Was the time and cooking power level correct?
Overcooked foods
Was the time and cooking power level correct?
Undercooked foods
Are you using approved cookware?
Were the foods completely defrosted before cooking?
Was the time and cooking power level correct?
Are the ventilation ports clear?
Improper defrosting
Are you using approved cookware?
Was the time and defrosting power level correct?
Did you turn or stir the food during the defrosting cycle?
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE
STATEMENT (U.S.A. ONLY)
correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
WARNING:
This equipment generates and uses ISM frequency
energy and if not installed and used properly in strict
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions,
may cause interference to radio and television
reception. It has been type tested and found to
comply with limits for ISM Equipment pursuant to
part 18 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide
reasonable protection against such interference in
a residential installation.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
oven off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
•
Reorient the receiving antenna of the radio or
television.
•
Relocate the microwave oven with respect to
the receiver.
•
Move the microwave oven away from the
receiver.
•
Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet
so that the microwave oven and the receiver are
on different branch circuits.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or
TV interference caused by unauthorized modification
to this microwave oven. It is the responsibility of
the user to correct such interference.
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Microwave Oven Care
Care of Your Microwave Oven
AFTER CLEANING
Be sure to replace the Roller Ring and
Glass Tray in the proper position and press
STOP/RESET to clear the screen.
BEFORE CLEANING
Open oven door to prevent oven from accidentally turning on.
Inside of the Oven
Wipe with a damp cloth. Mild detergent
may be used if the oven gets very dirty.
The use of harsh detergents or abrasives
is not recommended.
Outside Oven Surfaces
Clean with a damp cloth. To
prevent damage to the operating
parts inside the oven, water
should not be allowed to seep
into ventilation openings.
Glass Tray
Remove and wash in
warm, soapy water or in
a dishwasher.
Menu Label
Do not remove.
Wipe with damp cloth.
Personal
Choice
Popcorn
Reheat
Quick
Defrost
Auto
Defrost
Smart
Sensor
Timer
Clock
Cook
Time
Power
Level
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
-
0
+
Start
Stop
Clear
Auto
Cook
Plus
Time
Oven Door
Wipe with a soft cloth when steam accumulates inside or around the outside
of the oven door. During cooking, especially under high-humidity conditions,
steam is given off from food. (Some
steam will condense on cooler surfaces,
such as the oven door. This is normal.)
The inside surface is covered with a
heat and vapor barrier film. Do not remove.
6
Control Panel
A removable protective film is
installed at the factory to
prevent scratches during
shipping. To remove film, apply
masking or clear tape to an
exposed corner and pull
gently. If the control panel
becomes wet, clean it with a
soft, dry cloth. Do not use
harsh detergents or abrasives
on the Control Panel.
Roller Ring and Oven Cavity Floor
Wipe the oven bottom surface with mild detergent,
water or window cleaner and dry. Roller Ring may be
washed in mild soapy water or a dishwasher. These
areas should be kept clean to avoid excessive noise.
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Warranty
Bosch® Built-In Microwave Oven Warranty
For Models: HMB402 / HMB405 / HMB406
WHAT IS COVERED
WARRANTY APPLICATIONS
For one full year from the date of installation or date of
occupancy for a new previously unoccupied dwelling,
any part which fails in normal home use will be repaired
or replaced free of charge. Save your dated receipt or
other evidence of the installation/occupancy date.
Bosch® will pay for all repair labor and replacement
parts found to be defective due to materials and workmanship. Service must be provided by a Factory
Authorized Service Agency during normal working hours.
This warranty applies to appliances used in normal
family households; it does not cover their use in
commercial situations.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
BOSCH DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you
may also have other rights which may vary from state to
state or province to province.
1. Service by an unauthorized agency. Damage or
repairs due to service by an unauthorized agency or
use of unauthorized parts.
2. Service visits to:
• Teach you how to use the appliance.
• Correct the installation. You are responsible for
providing electrical wiring and other connecting
facilities.
• Reset circuit breakers or replace home fuses.
3. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse,
abuse, improper installation or instal-lation not in
accordance with local electrical codes or plumbing
codes, or improper storage of the appliance.
4. Damage due to other than normal home use.
This warranty is for products purchased and retained in
the 50 states of the U.S.A., the District of Columbia and
Canada. The warranty applies even if you should move
during the warranty period. Should the appliance be
sold by the original purchaser during the warranty
period, the new owner continues to be protected until
the expiration date of the original purchaser's warranty
period.
SERVICE DATA RECORD
The location of the microwave identification plate and
serial number on the product can be seen on the left
side of control panel when the door is open (see Page
6). Now is a good time to write this information in the
space provided below. Keep your invoice for warranty
validation.
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
Model Number:
For authorized service or parts information,
call (800) 828-9165.
We want you to remain a satisfied customer. If a
problem does come up that cannot be resolved to
your satisfaction, please write to:
Serial Number:
Bosch Customer Support
5551 McFadden Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Date of Installation
or Occupancy:
or phone (800) 828-9165.
Please include the model number, serial number
and date of original purchase and installation.
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We reserve the right to change specifications or design without notice. Some models are certified for use in Canada. Bosch
is not responsible for products which are transported from the U.S. for use in Canada. Check with your local Canadian
distributor or dealer.
For the most up to date critical installation dimensions by fax, use your fax handset and phone (775) 833-3600. Use code
#8030.
BSH Home Appliances Corp.
Bosch Customer Support Call Center, 5551 McFadden Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 • (800) 828-9165
9000002506 Rev. A • © 2003 BSH Home Appliances Corp. • Litho U.S.A. 12/03
P/NO.:3828W5A3634
Printed in Korea
MICROWAVE OVEN QUICK GUIDE
For quick reference, open the door and refer to the Cooking Guide for available food categories.
FEATURE
HOW TO OPERATE
TO SET CLOCK
Touch CLOCK
➞
TO SET TIMER
Touch TIMER
Touch number keys
➞
➞
to enter time in minutes and seconds.
Touch START
MANUAL
OPERATION
TIMED COOKING
Touch COOK TIME
HIGH POWER COOKING
Touch number keys
to enter time to cook.
Touch START
Touch number keys
to enter time of day.
➞
Touch START
➞
➞
VARIABLE POWER LEVEL COOKING
Touch COOK TIME
Touch number keys
to enter time to cook.
➞
➞
Touch POWER LEVEL ➞ Touch number keys ➞
to select power level.
Touch START
MANUAL
DEFROST
Follow same procedure for Manual Operation Timed Cooking. Enter the estimated defrosting time and touch 3 for 30% power level.
POPCORN
Use commercially packaged microwave popcorn (1.76 to 3.5 oz). Place one
bag on center of turntable.
Touch POPCORN
REHEAT
SMART SENSOR
AUTO COOK
QUICK DEFROST
AUTO DEFROST
➞
Popping begins.
Use these modes to reheat, cook or defrost foods without entering a cook
time, power level or touching START. Touch cook mode and a menu with
available food categories, food amounts or weight of foods will scroll in
display. Select food category and food weight. Cooking will begin
immediately.
Example: To cook 4 slices of bacon.
Touch AUTO COOK
➞
Touch 1 through 4
➞
Cooking begins.
NOTE: Refer to the Cooking Guide on microwave oven for food categories
available in each mode.
+ and –
This feature will change cooking time by 10 seconds. Touch + MORE to
add 10 seconds to cooking time. Touch – to subtract 10 seconds from
cooking time.
PLUS TIME
Touch PLUS TIME and microwave will operate for 30 seconds at 100%
power. Each time PLUS TIME is touched, another 30 seconds is added.
Thirty-second time-intervals can be added for a total of 3 minutes and 30
seconds. After 3 minutes and 30 seconds, 1 minute is added each time
PLUS TIME is touched; time can be added up to 99 minutes. There is no
need to touch START.
CHILD LOCK
To set Child Lock, touch STOP/CLEAR once. Touch START and hold until
LOCKED appears in the display. To cancel Child Lock, touch START and
hold for four seconds until LOCKED disappears from the display.