Frigidaire 316495003 Microwave Oven User Manual

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Counter-Top
Microwave Oven
with Sensor Cook
Welcome.......................................... 2
Important Safety Instructions .....3-6
Features and Specifications .......... 7
Before Operating ............................ 8
Manual Operation ..................... 9-12
Sensor Cook Operation ......... 13-15
Convenience Operation ............... 16
Cooking Charts ...................... 17-18
Care & Cleaning ........................... 19
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Questions or for Service Call:
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Solutions to Common Problems ........................ 20
Warranty ......................... Back Page
p/n 316495003 (0706)
Welcome & Congratulations
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Products, we are very proud of our product and are completely committed to
providing you with the best service possible. Your satisfaction is our number
one priority.
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This Use & Care Manual contains
general operating instructions for your
appliance and feature information for
several models. Your microwave may
not have all the described features. The
graphics shown are representative. The
graphics on your microwave may not
look exactly like those shown.
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This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating instructions for your model.
Use your microwave only as instructed in this manual. These instructions are
not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur.
Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating and
maintaining any appliance.
Be sure to record your model and serial number. The serial plate is located on
the back of the microwave oven.
Please record your model and serial number and date of purchase in
the spaces provided below for future reference in case your microwave
should ever require servicing:
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Important Safety Instructions
What You Need to
Know About Safety
Instructions
Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in the
Use & Care Guide are not meant to cover all possible
conditions and situations that may occur. Common sense,
caution, and care must be exercised when installing,
maintaing or operating a microwave.
Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent or
manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not
understand.
Recognize Safety
Symbols, Words, Labels
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Important Safety Instructions
Federal
Communications
Grounding Instructions Commission Radio
Frequency Interference
Statement (U.S.A. Only)
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Important Safety Instructions
Precautions to Avoid
Possible Exposure to
Excessive Microwave
Energy
Adhere to the following precautions:
• 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
tampler with the safety interlock switches.
• DO NOT place any object between the oven front face
and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to
accumulate on sealing surfaces.
• DO NOT use any cleaning materials on the oven door
gasket. Doing so could cause damage.
• 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:
1. door (bent),
2. hinges and latches (broken or loosended),
3. door seals and sealing surfaces.
• Oven should not be be adjusted or repaired by anyone
except properaly qualified service personnel.
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Important Safety Instructions
When using electrical appliances, basic safety
precautions should be followed to reduce the risk of
burns, electric shocks, fire or injury to persons or
exposure to excessive microvave energy.
• DO NOT heat baby bottles in oven.
• Baby food jars shall be open when heated and
contents stirred or shaken before consumption, in
order to avoid burns.
• READ ALL instructions before using oven.
• DO NOT use this oven for commercial purposes. It is
made for household use only.
• READ AND FOLLOW the specific “PRECAUTIONS
TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY” on page 5.
• DO NOT operate this oven if it has a damaged cord or
power plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has
been damaged or dropped.
• Install or locate this oven ONLY in accordance with
the installation instructions in this Use & Care
Manual.
• This oven, including power cord, must be serviced
ONLY by qualified service personnel. Special tools are
required to service oven. Contact nearest authorized
service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.
• Some products such as whole eggs and sealed
containers - for example, closed jars - are able to
explode and SHOULD NOT be HEATED in this oven.
• DO NOT cover or block any vents or openings on the
oven.
• Use this oven ONLY for its intended use as described
in this Use & Care Manual. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in this oven. This type of oven is
specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry food. It is
not designed for industrial or laboratory use.
• DO NOT store this oven outdoors. DO NOT use this
appliance near water - for example, near a kitchen
sink, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool or
similar locations.
• As with any appliance, CLOSE SUPERVISION is
necessary when used by CHILDREN or INFIRM
PERSONS.
• DO NOT immerse cord or plug in water.
• Review the door cleaning instructions in the Care &
Cleaning section.
• DO NOT let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
• Keep cord AWAY from HEATED surfaces.
• Review the door cleaning instructions in the Care &
Cleaning section.
To avoid the risk of fir in the oven cavity: injury to persons
or exposure to excessive microvave energy.
• If materials inside the oven ignite, keep oven door
CLOSED, turn oven off and disconnect the power cord,
or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
• DO NOT overcook food. Carefully attend oven when
paper, plastic or other combustible materials are
placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.
• DO NOT use this oven cavity for storage. DO NOT leave
paper products, cooking utensils or food in the caity
when not in use.
• Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags
before placing bag in oven.
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Features & Specifications
Microwave features
Oven specifications
Window
Door
assembly
Interlock
system
Power Supply
120VAC, 60 Hz
Input Power
1,650W
Cooking Power
1,100W
Frequency
2,450 MHz
Outer Dimensions 20.4” x 17.2” x 12.4”
(WxHxD)
Turntable Turntable
Shaft
glass
tray
Turntable
ring
assembly
Control
panel
Cavity Volume
1.5 cubic ft.
Net Weight
36.4 lbs.
Control panel
(1)
time defrost
(2) popcorn
2
1
3
5
4
8
7
6
10
12
(3)
frozen pizza (sensor cook)
(4)
weight defrost
(5)
fish (sensor cook)
(6) meat (sensor cook)
(7) favorite (stores up to 3 favorites)
9
(8) fresh veggie (settings for 1-4 servings)
(9)
frozen veggie (settings for 1-4 servings)
(10) sensor reheat
(11) potato (1-3 potatoes)
11
13
(12) frozen entrée
(13) EasySet (3 instant settings)
(14) number pads (0 thru 9)
14
15
17
19
(15) power level (10 power levels available)
16
18
20
(16) cook time
(17) clock
(18) timer
(19) STOP/cancel ~ During cooking: press this pad once to cancel
cooking function, press this pad twice to cancel cooking and any
other entries.
(20) START/+30 sec ~ Press this pad to add 30 seconds to cook time.
Each press will add another 30 seconds to the cook time.
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Before Operating
Learn more about your
microwave oven
Setting the clock
Example: setting clock display for 9:00:
1. Touch clock pad once.
• To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage, do
not operate the microwave oven empty.
2. Enter time using number pads.
• To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage, do
not use stoneware, aluminum foil, metal utensils, or
metal trimmed utensils in the microwave oven.
3. Touch clock pad again.
Microwave utensil guide
Do not use
Use
• Oven proof glass (specifically
treated for high intensity heat):
Utility dishes, loaf dishes, pie plates,
cake plates, liquid measuring cups,
casseroles and bowls without metallic
trim.
• China:
Bowls, cups, serving plates and
platters without metallic trim.
• Plastic:
Plastic wrap (as a cover) - lay the
plastic wrap loosely over the dish and
press it to the sides. Vent plastic wrap
by turning back one edge slightly to
allow excess steam to escape. The
dish should be deep enough so that the
plastic wrap will not touch the food.
Use plastic dishes, cups, semi-rigid
freezer containers and plastic bags for
short cooking times. Use these with
care because the plastic may soften
from the heat of the food.
• Paper:
Paper towls, waxed paper, paper
napkins and paper plates with no
metallic trim or design. Look for the
manufacturer’s label for any special
instructions for use in the microwave
oven.
• Metal utensils:
Metal shields the food from microwave energy and produces uneven
cooking. Also, avoid metal skewers, thermometers or foil trays. Metal
utensils can cause arcing, which can damage your microwave oven.
• Metal decoration:
Bowls, cups, serving plates and platters without metallic trim.
• Aluminum foil:
Avoid large sheets of aluminum foil because they hinder cooking and
may cause harmful arcing. Use small pieces of foil to shield poultry
legs and wings. Keep ALL aluminum foil at least 1 inch from the side
walls of the oven cavity and door of the microwave.
• Wood:
Wooden bowls and boards will dry out and may split or crack when
you use them in the microwave oven. Baskets made of wood will react
in the same way.
• Tightly covered utensils:
Be sure to leave openings for steam to escape from covered
cookware. Pierce plastic pouches of vegetables or other food items
before cooking. Tightly closed pouches may explode.
• Brown paper:
Avoid using brown paper bags. They absorb heat and can burn.
• Flawed or chipped cooking utensils:
Any utensil that is cracked, flawed or chipped may break in the oven.
• Metal twist ties:
Remove metal twist ties from plastic or paper bags. They become hot
and could cause a fire.
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Manual Operation
Setting the timer
Heating with high power level
Example: setting timer for 5 minutes:
Example: to heat for 5 minutes at 100% power:
1. Touch timer pad once.
1. Press cook time pad.
2. Enter desired time using number pads.
2. Use the number pads to enter desired
heating time (cook time may be set up to
99 minutes and 99 seconds).
3. Touch START/+30sec pad.
When the timer has reached the end of set time, you will
hear beep alerts indicating the timer has run out.
3. Touch START/+30sec pad.
Control Lock
When heating has finished you will hear 5 beeps and the
time of day will display.
You may lock the control panel to prevent the microwave
from being accidentally started or used by children.
Heating with lower power levels
The control lock feature is very useful when cleaning the
control panel. The lock will prevent accidental programming
when wiping the control panel clean.
Using the highest power level to heat foods with does not
always give the best results when some types of food need
slower cooking, such as roasts, baked goods or custards.
Your oven has nine other power levels you may choose.
Example: to set the control lock ON:
Example: to heat for 4 minutes at 70% power:
Touch and hold the STOP/cancel pad for more
than 3 seconds. The Lock icon will appear in the
display and will sound with 1 beep.
hold for 3
1. Press cook time.
seconds
2. Use the number pads to enter desired
heating time (cook time may be set up to
99 minutes and 99 seconds).
Example: to change the control lock from ON to OFF:
Touch and hold the STOP/cancel pad for more
than 3 seconds. The Lock icon will disappear
from the display and will sound with 1 beep.
hold for 3
3. Press power level pad once for power
level 10 (100% power).
seconds
Using EasySet
4. Use the number keys to change the power
level to 7. PL7 appears in the display (70
% power).
Microwave heating or cooking may be quickly set at 100%
power level for 1, 2 or 3 minutes. Use the number keys 1, 2
or 3 to choose the desired minutes of cook time (this option
will only work using the 1, 2 or 3 numeric pads):
5. Press START/+30sec pad.
When heating has finished you will hear 5 beeps and the
time of day will display.
Example: to quickly heat for 2 minutes at 100% power:
Touch number pad for desired minute(s).The
microwave will start immeadiately.
Note: the “EasySet” function cannot be set when using the
“weight defrost” feature.
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Manual Operation
Heating with multiple cooking stages
Setting weight defrost
For best results, some microwave recipes call for different
power levels or different lengths of time for cooking. Your
microwave may be set to change from one stage to another
automatically (2 stages maximum).
Example: to defrost 1lb. of food with the with cook time
determined automatically:
1. Press weight defrost pad once. 0.0 will
appear in the display.
Example: to cook food for 3 minutes at 80% power and
then 50% power for 6 minutes 30 seconds:
1. Press cook time.
2. Use the number pads to enter weight of food
to defrost in pounds. You may enter weight
from 0.3 to 6.3 pounds.
3. Press START/+30sec pad.
2. Use the number pads to enter heating time
for the 1st stage (cook time may be set up
to 99 minutes and 99 seconds).
When defrosting has finished you will hear 5 beeps and the
time of day will display.
3. Press power level pad once.
Note: The weight amount must be a valid entry for this
feature to start. A valid weight entry is 0.3 to 6.3 pounds.
4. Use the number pads to enter power level
for the 1st stage. PL8 appears in the
display (80 % power).
Setting time defrost
5. Press cook time pad for 2nd stage.
Example: to defrost food with the default 30% power level
for 5 minutes:
1. Press time defrost pad once. 00:00 will
appear in the display.
6. Use the number pads to enter heating time
for the 2nd stage (cook time may be set up
to 99 minutes and 99 seconds).
2. Use the number pads to enter desired
defrost time (defrost time may be set up to
99 minutes and 99 seconds).
7. Press power level pad for 2nd stage.
3. Press START/+30sec pad.
8. Use the number key to enter power level for
the 2nd stage. PL5 appears in the display
(50 % power).
When heating has finished you will hear 5 beeps and time of
day will display.
9. Press START/+30sec pad.
Note: Power levels can not be changed for both time
defrost and weight defrost because the defrost performance
will be affected.
When heating has finished you will hear 5 beeps and the
time of day will display.
Adding cook time (+30sec)
Special notes for defrosting
This time-saving feature will let you quickly add 30 seconds
to any cook time already set when cooking at a 100%
power level. This feature may only be used while cooking
and with cook time remaining. Each press of this pad will
add 30 seconds.
Example: to add 1 minute of cook time at the default
power level of 100%:
• After pressing START/+30sec key, the display will
count down remaining defrost time. Once the defrosting
process has started you may open the door and turn the
food if needed and remove any portions that have already
thawed. Touch the START/+30sec key to resume the
defrost cycle.
• When heating has finished you will hear 5 beeps.
Press START/+30sec pad 2 times.
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Manual Operation
Defrosting tips
• When using the defrost weight feature, the weight
entered should always be pounds (valid entries are from
0.3 to 6.3 pounds).
• The shape of the package will alter the defrosting time.
Shallow rectangular food packets defrost more quickly
than a deep frozen block of food.
• Use both defrost weight and defrost time features for
raw food items only. Defrosting gives best results when
food to be thawed is a minimum of 0°F (taken directly
from a true freezer). If the food has been stored in a
refrigerator-freezer that does not maintain a temperature
of 5° F or below, always program a lower food weight or
lower cook time to prevent cooking the food.
• Separate pieces as they begin to defrost. Separated
frozen pieces of food defrost better.
• Shield warm areas of food with small pieces of foil if they
start to become warm.
• You may use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield food
items like chicken wings, leg tips and fish tails, but do
not allow the foil to touch the oven cavity walls when
defrosting.
• If the frozen food is stored outside the freezer for up to 20
minutes, enter a reduced cook time or weight.
Defrosting suggestions for meats
For best results, please read these suggestions when defrosting meats.
Meat
Normal amount
Suggestions
• Roast beef or pork
40 to 96 oz.
(2.5 to 6 lbs.)
Start with the food placed fat side down. After each stage, turn the
food over and shield any warm portions with narrow strips of aluminum
foil. Let stand, covered for 15-30 minutes.
• Steaks, chops or fish
8 to 48 oz.
(0.5 to 3 lbs.)
After each stage, rearrange the food. If there are any warm or thawed
portions of food, shield them with narrow flat pieces of aluminum foil.
Remove any pieces of food that are nearly defrosted. Let stand,
covered for about 5 to 10 minutes.
• Ground meat
8 to 48 oz.
(0.5 to 3 lbs.)
After each stage, remove any pieces of food that are nearly defrosted.
Let stand, covered with foil for 5 to 10 minutes.
• Whole chicken
40 to 96 oz.
(2.5 to 6 lbs.)
Remove giblets before freezing poultry. Start defrsoting with the
breast side down. After the 1st stage, turn the chicken over and
shield any warm portions with narrow strips of aluminum foil. After the
2nd stage, again shield any warm portions with narrow strips of
aluminum foil. Let stand, covered, for 30 to 60 minutes in the
refrigerator.
• Chicken pieces
8 to 48 oz.
(0.5 to 3 lbs.)
After each stage, rearrange or remove any pieces of food that are
nearly defrosted. Let stand for 10-20 minutes.
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Manual Operation
Suggested power levels for cooking
Suggestions for getting
the best results
The 10 power levels available with this microwave will help
you to adjust to the power output best suited for the food
type you are preparing. As with any food prepartion in the
microwave, it is best to follow the microwave instructions
that are printed on food packaging.
To help you achieve the best possible results from your
microwave oven, read the following suggestions below;
• Storage temperature
Foods taken from the freezer or refrigerator take longer to
cook than the same foods would at room temperature.
The table below provides suggested power levels for various
types of food that you can be prepare in the microwave.
Power Microwave
output
level
10
High
100 %
• Size
Small pieces of food cook faster than large ones. Pieces
similar in size and shape will cook more evenly when
cooked together. For more even results, reduce the
power levels when cooking large pieces of food.
Use to prepare when:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Boiling water.
Cooking ground beef.
Making candy.
Cooking fresh fruits & vegetables
Cooking fish & poultry.
Preheating browning dish.
Reheating beverages.
Cooking bacon slices.
9
90 %
•
•
Reheating meat slices quickly.
Saute onions, celery & green
peppers.
8
80 %
•
•
All reheating.
Cooking scrambled eggs.
7
70 %
•
Cooking breads & cereal
products.
Cooking cheese dishes & veal.
Cakes, muffins, brownies &
cupcakes.
•
•
6
60 %
•
Cooking pasta.
5
50 %
•
•
•
Cooking meats & whole poultry.
Cooking custard.
Cooking spare ribs, rib roast &
sirloin roast.
4
40 %
•
•
Cooking less tender cuts of meat.
Reheating frozen packaged foods.
3
30 %
•
•
•
Thawing meat, poultry & seafood.
Cooking small quantities of food.
Finish cooking casseroles, stew &
some sauces.
2
20 %
•
•
Softening butter & cream cheese.
Heating small amounts of food.
1
10 %
•
•
Softening ice cream.
Raise yeast dough.
• Natural moisture
Very moist foods cook more evenly because microwave
energy heats water molecules very efficiently.
• Stirring
Stir foods such as casseroles and vegetable from the
outside to the center to distribute the heat more evenly.
This will allow the food to cook faster. Constant stirring is
not necessary.
• Turn over items
Turn over foods such as pork chops, roasts or whole
cauliflower halfway through the cook time. This will help
to expose all sides equally to microwave energy.
• Food placement
Place delicate areas of food items, such as asparagus
tips, toward the center of the turntable tray.
• Food arrangement
Arrange unevenly shaped foods, such as chicken pieces
or salmon, with the thicker or meatier parts toward the
outside of the turntable tray.
• Let the food stand
After removing the food from the microwave, cover the
food with foil or a casserole lid and let it stand to finish
cooking. This will help the food finish in the center and
avoids overcooking the out edges, The length of stand
time depends on the density and surface area of the food
items.
• Wrapping in paper towels or waxed paper
Sandwiches and many other food types containing prebaked bread should be wrapped prior to placing in the
microwave to help prevent the food items fro drying out
while heating.
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Sensor Cook Operation
Sensor cook operating tips
The Sensor Cook catagories are designed to detect the
increasing humidity released by the food during the cooking
process. The microwave oven sensor will automatically
adjust the cooking time to the the type and amount of food.
The food catagories that are controlled with the humidity
sensor are:
•
•
•
•
sensor reheat
frozen pizza
fish
meat
•
•
•
•
fresh veggie
frozen veggie
potato
frozen entrée
For best results, do not use one of the Sensor Cook
catagories twice in succession on the same food portion this may result in severely overcooked or burnt food. If the
food appears to be undercooked, use one of the EasySet
pads or cook time pads to add more time.
Additional sensor cook suggestions are:
• Never start with less than 4 oz. of food.
• Use proper containers and covers for best sensor
cooking results.
• Always use microwave-safe containers and cover them
with loose fitting lids or vented plastic wrap. Never use
tight sealing plastic containers - they will prevent steam
from escaping and this will mislead the sensor; usually
causing the food to overcook.
• Be sure the outside of the cooking containers and the
cavity of the microwave oven are dry before placing food
in the oven. Excessive moisture turning into steam not
resulting from the food cooking can mislead the sensor.
Sensor reheat
The sensor reheat feature is designed to detect the
increasing humidity released by the food during the cooking
process. The microwave oven sensor will automatically
adjust the cooking time to the the type and amount of food.
The food types to avoid using the reheat are;
• Uncooked or raw foods.
• Bread and other dry types of food such as crackers,
biscuits or cakes.
• Beverages or frozen foods.
• Frozen pizza.
Sensor reheat (cont’d)
Notes concerning sensor reheat:
• For casseroles - add 2 to 3 tablespoons of liquid, cover
with lid or vented plastic wrap. Stir when instructed from
display.
• For canned foods - empty contents of can into a
casserole dish or serving bowl; cover dish with lid or
vented plastic wrap. Let stand a few minutes before
serving.
• For casseroles - add 2 to 3 tablespoons of liquid, cover
with lid or vented plastic wrap. Stir when instructed from
display.
• For plates of food - arrange food on plate and add any
butter or gravies, etc. Cover with loose fitting lid or vented
plastic wrap. After reheating, let stand a few minutes
before serving.
Example: to reheat (sensor) automatically.
1. Press sensor reheat pad once.
2. Press START+30sec pad.
Frozen Pizza
The frozen pizza (sensor) feature cooks from 6 to 12 oz. of
frozen pizza automatically (starting with frozen pizza
temperature of 0º F).
Example: to cook frozen pizza automatically.
1. Press frozen pizza pad once.
2. Press START/+30sec pad.
The microwave will beep 5 times when finished. If additional
time is need, continue to cook the pizza manually.
Notes:
• If the frozen pizza weight is more than 12 oz., cook the
frozen pizza manually.
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Sensor Cook Operation
Fish (frozen)
Fresh veggie
The fish (sensor) feature cooks from 6 to 16 oz. of frozen
fish automatically (starting with frozen fish temperature at
23º F).
The fresh veggie (sensor) feature cooks from 4 to 16 oz. of
fresh vegetables (when starting at room temperature).
Example: to cook fresh vegetables automatically.
Example: to cook frozen fish automatically.
1. Press fresh veggie pad once
1. Press fish pad once.
2. Press START/+30sec pad.
2. Press START/+30sec pad.
The microwave will beep 5 times when finished. If additional
time is needed, continue to cook the meat manually.
The microwave will beep 5 times when finished. If additional
time is need, continue to cook the fish manually.
Notes:
• Be sure to wash vegetables thoroughly before cooking.
• Add a small amount of water if needed and cover with a
lid or vented plastic wrap.
• Once cooking has begun and about mid-way through the
cook time, press STOP/cancel pad once to pause;
open oven door and mix. Press START/+30sec to
resume cooking.
• If the vegetables are not done when the cook time is
done, finish cooking manually.
Notes:
• Arrange fish in a single layer.
• Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Be sure to leave
enough space in the venting or lid for steam to escape.
• About mid-way through the displayed cook time, press
STOP/cancel to pause the cooking and turn over the
fish; after turning press START/+30sec to continue
cooking with the remaining cook time displayed.
Meat
Frozen veggie
The meat (sensor) feature cooks from 6 to 12 oz. of ground
meat automatically (starting with thawed ground meat with a
temperature of 41º F).
Example: to cook thawed meat automatically.
The frozen veggie (sensor) feature cooks from 6 to 16 oz. of
frozen vegetables (starting with a frozen entrée temperature
of 0º F).
1. Press meat pad once.
Example: to cook frozen vegetables automatically.
1. Press frozen veggie pad once.
2. Press START/+30sec pad.
2. Press START/+30sec pad.
The microwave will beep 5 times when finished. If additional
time is needed, continue to cook the meat manually.
The microwave will beep 5 times when finished. If additional
time is needed, continue to cook the meat manually.
Notes:
• Break apart in glass bowl or colander.
• Cover meat with lid or vented plastic wrap.
• Juices should be clear when finished cooking; then drain.
• Once cooking has begun and the meat begins to thaw,
press STOP/cancel pad once to pause; open oven
door and mix. Press START/+30sec to resume
cooking.
• If the meat is not done when the cooktime is done, finish
cooking manually.
Notes:
• Be sure to wash vegetables thoroughly before cooking.
• Add a small amount of water if needed and cover with a
lid or vented plastic wrap.
• Do not salt or butter vegetables until after cooking.
• If the vegetables are not done when the cook time is
done, finish cooking manually.
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Sensor Cook Operation
Potato
Frozen entrée
The potato (sensor) feature cooks 8-32 oz. of potatoes
automatically (starting from room temperature).
The frozen entrée (sensor) pad is designed for single frozen
entrées or frozen convenience foods such as frozen dinners
from 8 to 32 oz.in size (starting with a frozen entrée
temperature of 0º F).
Example: to cook potato(es) automatically.
1. Press potato pad once.
Example: to fresh vegetables automatically.
1. Press frozen entrée pad once.
2. Press START/+30sec pad.
2. Press START/+30sec pad.
The microwave will beep 5 times when finished. If additional
time is need, continue to cook manually.
The microwave will beep 5 times when finished. If additional
time is needed, continue to cook the meat manually.
Notes:
• Before cooking, pierce potato skins with fork 5-6 times.
• Place potatoes around the edge of a paper towel lined
turntable.
• Do not cover potatoes.
• Let potatoes stand for about 5 minutes after the
microwave has finished to complete the cooking
process.
Notes:
• Be sure to ALWAYS follow the directions that are
specific for the microwave oven that is printed on the
packaging for the food item you are preparing. Many
times these have special instructions that must be
followed in order to ensure the best possible results.
• Be sure to allow for moisture to escape from the
packaging. All frozen entrée instructions ask that you
poke holes in the film covering using a fork before
cooking.
• Be careful when removing the film covers after cooking
frozen convenience foods. Remove facing away from you
to avoid possible steam burns.
• If the food is not done when the cook time is done, finish
cooking manually.
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Convenience Operation
Popcorn
Storing favorite settings
The “favorite” key lets you store and recall up to 3 cooking/
heating instructions, place the instructions into memory and
at a later time quickly start using the same instructions.
• DO NOT leave micowave oven unattended while
popping corn.
Example: to store a favorite instruction that cooks for 4
minutes with a power level set at 70% (with 1 press):
The popcorn feature lets you pop 3 different commercially
packaged microwave popcorn sized bags. Use the table
below to determine the setting to use.
Amount
3.0 oz. (default setting)
1. Press favorite pad once (1, 2 or 3 times
for up to 3 different favorites).
2. Press cook time.
Press popcorn pad
once
1.75 oz.
2 times
3.5 oz.
3 times
3. Use the number pads to enter desired
heating time (cook time may be set up to
99 minutes and 99 seconds).
4. Press power level pad once.
Example: to pop a 3.0 oz. bag of popcorn automatically.
1. Press popcorn pad (1, 2 or 3 times - refer
to table above to change for bag size).
5. Use the number pads to enter power level
desired. PL7 appears in the display (70 %
power).
2. Press START/+30sec pad.
6. Press favorite pad again to store the
instructions.
The microwave will beep 5 times when finished.
Notes: Press favorite to store the setting and for later use
or press START/+30 sec to begin immediately and the
setting will be stored. Storing a new favorite setting will overwrite the any previous favorite setting.
Recalling a favorite setting
Example: to recall the last stored favorite setting:
1. Press favorite pad once (1, 2 or 3 times
to recall up to 3 different favorites).
2. Press START/+30sec pad once to recall
the favorite setting. The microwave will start
with the favorite settings automatically.
Note: Storing a new favorite setting will over-write the
previous favorite setting.
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Cooking Charts
Cooking meat in your microwave
Be sure to place prepared meats on a microwave-safe roasting rack in a microwave-safe dish. Start cooking the meat fat
side down and if necessary, use narrow strips of aluminum foil to shield any bone tips or thin meat areas. After cooking,
check the temperature in several places before letting the meat stand the recommended time. Please note that the
temperatures in the following charts are temperatures at removal time; the temperature will rise during the standing period.
Meat
Power level
Cook time
Directions
•
Roast beef bonesless
(up to 4 lbs.)
High (10) for
12-17 min./lb. for
first 5 minutes,
160° F (Medium)
then medium (5)
14-19 min./lb. for
170° F (Well Done)
Place roast beef fat-side down on roasting
rack. Cover with wax paper. Turn over half way
through cooking. Let stand* 10-15 minutes.
•
Roast pork boneless
or bone-in
(up to 4 lbs.)
High (10) for
15-20 min./lb. for
first 5 minutes,
170° F (Well Done)
then medium (5)
Place roast pork fat-side down on roasting
rack. Cover with wax paper. Turn over half way
through cooking. Let stand* 10-15 minutes.
* Expect a 10° F rise in the temperature during the standing period.
Meat
Doneness
Remove from oven
• Beef
Medium
Well Done
150° F
160° F
150° F
160° F
• Pork
Medium
Well Done
150° F
160° F
150° F
160° F
• Poultry
Dark meat
Light meat
170° F
160° F
170° F
160° F
After standing (10-15 min.)
Cooking poultry in your microwave
Be sure to place poultry on a microwave-safe roasting rack in a microwave-safe dish. Cover poultry with wax paper to
prevent splattering. Use narrow strips of aluminum foil to shield any bone tips or thin meat areas, or areas that start to
overcook. After cooking, check the temperature in several places before letting the meat stand the recommended time.
Directions
Poultry
Cook time/power level
•
Whole chicken
(up to 4 lbs.)
Cook time: 7-10 min. /lb.
180° F dark meat
170° F dark meat
Power level: medium high (7)
Place chicken breast-side down on roasting rack. Cover with wax
paper. Turn over half way through cooking. Cook until juices run
clear and meat near bone is no longer pink. Let stand for 5-10 min.
•
Chicken pieces
(up to 4 lbs.)
Cook time: 7-10 min. /lb.
180° F dark meat
170° F dark meat
Power level: medium high (7)
Place chicken bone-side down on dish, with thickest portions
toward the inside of dish. Cover with wax paper. Turn over half way
through cooking. Cook until juices run clear and meat near bone is
no longer pink. Let stand for 5-10 min.
Cooking eggs in your microwave
• Never cook eggs in the shell and never warm hardcooked eggs in the shell; they can explode.
• Always pierce whole eggs to keep them from bursting.
• Cook eggs just until set; they will become tough if
overcooked.
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Cooking Charts
Cooking vegetables in your microwave
• Vegetables should be washed just before cooking.
Rarely is extra water needed. If dense vegetables such
as potatoes, carrots and greens are being cooked, add
about ¼ cup of water.
• When cooking cut vegetables, always cover the dish with
a lid or vented microwavable plastic wrap.
• Whole, unpeeled vegetables such as potatoes, squash,
eggplant, etc., should have their skin pricked in several
locations before cooking to prevent them from bursting.
• Small vegetables (sliced carrots, peas, lima beans, etc.)
will cook faster than larger vegetables.
• For more even cooking, stir or rearrange whole
vegetables halfway through the cook time.
• Whole vegetables, such as potatoes, acorn squash or
corn on the cob, should be arranged in a circle on the
turntable before cooking. The will cook more evenly if
turned over halfway through cooking.
• Most of the time, the denser the food the long the
required standing time. For example, a baked potato
should stand for 5 minutes before serving, while a dish of
peas may be served immediately.
• Always place vegetables like asparagus and broccoli
with the stem ends pointing towards the edge of the dish
and the tips toward the center.
Cooking seafood in your microwave
Place fish on a microwave-safe roasting rack in a microwave-safe dish. Be sure to always cook fish until it flakes easily
with a fork. Use a tight cover to steam fish; a lighter cover of wax paper or paper towel provides less steaming. And be sure
not to overcook fish; check it for doneness at a minimum cooking time before cooking longer.
Seafood
Cook time/power level
Directions
Fish steaks
Up to 1½ lbs.
Cook time: 7-11 min./lb.
Power level: med-high (7)
Arrange fish on roasting rack with meaty portions towards the outside of
rack. Cover with wax paper. Turn over and rearrange halfway through cook
time. Cook until fish flakes easily with fork. Let stand 3-5 mins.
Fish fillets
Up to 1½ lbs.
Cook time: 4-8 min./lb.
Power level: med-high (7)
Arrange fillets in a baking dish, thuring any thin pieces under. Cover with wax
paper. If over ½ inch thick, turn over and rearrange halfway through cook
time. Cook until fish flakes easily with fork. Let stand 2-3 mins.
Shrimp
Up to 1½ lbs.
Cook time: 4-6½ min./lb.
Power level: med-high (7)
Arrange shrimp in a baking dish without overlapping or layering. Cover with
wax paper. Cook until firm and opaue, stirring 2 or 3 times. Let stand 5 mins.
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Care & Cleaning
Cleaning suggestions
For best performance and for safety reasons, keep the oven
clean inside and outside. Take special care to keep the
inner door panel and oven fron frame free of food and grease
build-up.
Never use rough scouring powder or pads on the
microwave. Wipe the microwave oven inside and out with a
soft cloth and and warm (not hot) mild detergent solution.
Then rinse and wipe completely dry.
Wipe spatters immediately with a wet paper towel,
especially after cooking greasy foods like chicken or bacon.
Clean your microwave oven weekly or more often, if needed.
• Wash the oven door window with very mild soap and
water. Be sure to use a soft clean cloth to avoid
scratching.
• If steam accumulates inside or outside the oven door,
wipe with a soft cloth. Steam can accumulate when
operating the oven in high humidity and in no way
indicates microwave leakage.
• Never operate the oven without food in the oven cavity;
this can damage the magnetron tube or glass tray. You
may wish to leave a cup of water standing inside the oven
when it is not in use to prevent damage if the oven is
accidentally turned on.
Follow these instructions to clean and care for your
microwave oven:
• Keep the inside (cavity) of the oven clean. Food particles
and spilled liquids can stick to the oven walls, causing
the oven to work less efficiently.
• Wipe up spills immediately. Use a damp, clean cloth
and mild soap. DO NOT use harsh detergents or
abrasive cleaners.
• To help loosen baked-on food particles or liquids, heat 2
cups of water (add the juice of 1 lemon if you desire to
keep the oven fresh smelling) in a 4 cup measuring glass
at High power for 5 minutes or until boiling. Let stand in
oven cavity for 1 or 2 minutes.
• Remove the glass turntable tray from the oven when
cleaning the oven cavity or tray. To prevent the glass
turntable from breaking, handle with care and do not put
it in water immediately after cooking. Wash the turntable
tray in warm sudsy water or in the dishwasher.
• Clean the outside surface of the microwave with soap
and a clean damp cloth. Dry with a clean soft cloth. To
prevent damage to the operating parts of the oven, do not
let water seep into any vents or openings.
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Before You Call
Solutions to Common Problems
Troubleshooting guide
The power goes off before the cook time has elapsed -
If you have a problem you cannot solve, please do not
hesitate to call our service line:
• If there has been a power interruption, remove the plug
from the outlet; wait 10 seconds, then plug the
microwave in again. If there was a power outage, the
time indicator in the display will show 00:00.
Questions or for Service Call:
1-888-312-2117
• Reset the clock and any cooking instructions.
Before you call a repair person for your microwave, check
the list below for possible easy solutions to some common
problems.
• Reset the household circuit breaker or replace any blown
fuses.
• Press the STOP/cancel pad twice and attempt to reenter cooking instructions.
Neither the microwave’s display or oven operates • Properly insert the plug into a grounded power outlet.
• If the outlet is controlled by a wall switch, make sure the
wall switch is turned on.
• Plug a different appliance into the power outlet. If the
other appliance will not operate, have a qualified
electrician repair the outlet.
• Remove the plug from the outlet, wait 10 seconds, then
plug the microwave in again.
• Plug the microwave into a different power outlet.
Food is cooking too slowy • Make sure the oven is on a seperate 20 amp circuit line.
Operating another appliance on the same circuit can
cause a voltage drop. If necessary, move the microwave
to its own circuit.
• Reset the household circuit breaker or replace any blown
fuses.
• Plug a different appliance into the power outlet. If the
other appliance will not operate, have a qualified
electrician repair the outlet.
• Plug the microwave into a different power outlet.
The oven display works, but the oven will not operate • Make sure the oven door is closed securely and
completely.
You see sparks or arcing • Remove any metallic utensils, cookware or metal ties
from the oven cavity. If using aluminum foil, use only
narrow strips and allow at least one inch between the foil
and the interior oven walls.
The turntable makes noises or sticks • Clean the turntable, roller ring and oven cavity bottom.
• Check to see if packing material or other materials are
stuck to the door seal.
• Make sure the turntable and roller ring are positioned
correctly.
• Check for damage to the oven door.
Using your microwave causes TV or radio interference -
• Press the STOP/cancel pad twice and attempt to reenter cooking instructions.
• This is similar to the interference caused by other small
appliances, such as hair dryers. Move your microwave
further away from other appliances, like your TV or radio.
• Plug a different appliance into the power outlet. If the
other appliance will not operate, have a qualified
electrician repair the outlet.
Please note : If the oven is set to cook for more than 25
minutes at 100% power level, it will automatically adjust
itself to a 70% power level after 25 minutes to avoid
overcooking.
• Plug the microwave into a different power outlet.
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Compact Appliance Warranty Information