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Operating Instructions
Microwave Oven
Household Use Only
Model No. NN-SF550M
Safety Information
Operation
Precautions.........................Inside cover
Important Safety Instructions .........1-3
Installation and Grounding
Instructions .......................................4-5
Safety Precautions ...........................6-7
Microwave Recipes .............................19
Timer Feature (Kitchen Timer/Stand
Time/Delay Start).................................20
Microwave Shortcuts ......................21-22
Food Characteristics............................23
Cooking Techniques .......................23-24
Quick Guide to Operation....................28
Operation
Control Panel.......................................10
Starting to Use Your Oven ...................11
Setting the Clock..................................11
Child Safely Lock .................................11
Selecting Power & Cook Time.............12
Quick Min Feature ...............................12
Keep Warm Feature ............................12
Popcorn Feature..................................13
More/Less Feature ..............................13
Inverter Turbo Defrost Feature ............14
Defrosting Tips & Techniques.........14-15
Auto Reheat Feature ...........................16
Auto Cook Feature ..............................16
Auto Cook Chart.............................17-18
Maintenance
Care and Cleaning of Your Microwave
Oven ....................................................25
Accessory Purchases ..........................25
Before Requesting Service..................26
Limited Warranty & Customer Service
Directory ..............................................27
General Information
Cookware Guide....................................8
Oven Components Diagram ..................9
Specifications ......................................29
User’s Record......................................30
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS
PRODUCT, AND SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE USE.
Para instrucciones en español, voltee el libro.
For assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262), TTY: 1-877-833-8855
contact us via the web at:
(U.S.A and Puerto Rico)
http://www.panasonic.com
For microwave oven safety reference, please visit FDA's webpage at:
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Microwave Oven Safety
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided important safety messages in this manual and on your
appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and
either the word “DANGER”, “WARNING” or “CAUTION”. These
words mean:
DANGER
You can be killed or seriously injured if
you don’t immediately follow instructions.
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if
you don’t follow instructions.
CAUTION
You can be exposed to a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to
reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions
are not followed.
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 interlocks.
(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.
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Thank you for purchasing a Panasonic Microwave Oven.
Your microwave oven is a cooking appliance and you should use as much care
as you use with a stove or any other cooking appliance. When using this electric
appliance, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
—TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BURNS, ELECTRIC
SHOCK, FIRE, INJURY TO PERSONS, OR EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE
ENERGY:
1. Read all instructions before using this appliance.
2. Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY,” found on the inside front
cover.
3. This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to a properly grounded outlet.
See “GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS” found on page 4.
4. As with any cooking appliance, DO NOT leave oven unattended while in use.
5. Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with the installation instructions found on page 4.
6. DO NOT cover or block any openings on this appliance.
7. DO NOT store this appliance outdoors. DO NOT use this product near water—
for example, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool
or similar locations.
8. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. DO
NOT use corrosive chemicals, vapors or non-food products in this appliance.
This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, or cook food. 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 radiation
leaks.
9. When cleaning surfaces of the door and oven that come together on closing
the door, use only mild, non-abrasive soaps or detergents applied with a
sponge or soft cloth.
10. DO NOT allow children to use this appliance, unless closely supervised by an
adult. DO NOT assume that because a child has mastered one cooking skill
he/she can cook everything.
11. DO NOT operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not
working properly, or if it has been damaged or dropped.
12. DO NOT immerse cord or plug in water.
13. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
14. DO NOT let cord hang over edge of a table or counter.
15. This appliance should be serviced only by qualified service personnel. Contact
the nearest authorized service center for examination, repair or adjustment.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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16. Some products such as whole eggs with or without shell, narrow neck bottles
and sealed containers—for example, closed glass jars—may explode and
should not be heated in this oven.
17. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
(a) DO NOT overcook food. Carefully attend appliance when 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 material inside the oven ignites, 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.
18. Superheated Liquids
Liquids, such as water, coffee or tea are able to be overheated beyond the
boiling point without showing evidence (or signs) of boiling. Visible bubbling
is not always present when the container is removed from the microwave
oven. THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING
OVER WHEN THE CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR A UTENSIL IS
INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
(a) STIR THE LIQUID BOTH BEFORE AND HALFWAY THROUGH
HEATING IT.
(b) Do not heat water and oil, or fats together. The film of oil will trap
steam, and may cause a violent eruption.
(c) DO NOT use straight-sided containers with narrow necks.
(d) After heating, allow the container to stand in the microwave oven for a
short time before removing the container.
19. DO NOT cook directly on the Oven Cavity Floor. It can crack, and cause
injury or damage to the oven.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING
TO AVOID THE RISK OF SHOCK:
DO NOT remove outer panel from oven. Repairs must be done only by a qualified service person.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF EXPOSURE TO MICROWAVE
ENERGY:
DO NOT tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to Door,
Control Panel Frame, Safety Interlock Switches, or any other part
of oven, microwave leakage may result.
TO AVOID THE RISK OF FIRE:
1. DO NOT operate the oven empty. The microwave energy will
reflect continuously throughout the oven causing overheating and
damage, if food or water is not present to absorb energy.
2. DO NOT store flammable materials next to, on top of, or in the
oven.
3. DO NOT dry clothes, newspapers or other materials in the oven, or use newspaper or
paper bags for cooking.
4. DO NOT hit or strike Control Panel. Damage to controls may occur.
5. 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 sparking.
TO AVOID THE RISK OF SCALDING:
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 container to the
Oven Cavity Floor. The Oven Cavity Floor can also be very HOT after removing the
cooking container from the oven.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For proper use of your oven, read remaining safety cautions and operating instructions.
Oven Cavity Floor
1. If the Oven Cavity Floor is hot, allow to cool before cleaning.
2. DO NOT cook directly on the Oven Cavity Floor. Always place food in a
microwave safe dish, or on a rack set in a microwave safe dish.
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INSTALLATION AND
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
Examine Your Oven
Unpack oven, remove all packing material and examine the oven for any damage such as dents, broken door latches or cracks in the door. Notify dealer
immediately if oven is damaged. DO NOT install if oven is damaged.
Placement of Oven
1. The oven must be placed on a flat, stable surface. Place the front surface of
the door three inches or more from the counter top edge to avoid accidental
tipping of the microwave oven during normal use. For proper operation, the
oven must have sufficient air flow. Allow 3-inches (7.6 cm) of space on both
sides of the oven and 1-inch (2.5 cm) of space on top of the oven.
(a) DO NOT block air vents. If they are blocked during operation, the oven
may be overheated and damaged.
(b) DO NOT place oven near a hot, damp surface such as a gas or electric
range, or dishwasher.
(c) DO NOT operate oven when room humidity is excessive.
2. This oven is manufactured for household use only. It is not approved or tested
for mobile vehicle, marine, or commericial use.
Installation
1. DO NOT block air vents. If they are blocked during operation, the oven may
overheat. If the oven overheats, a thermal safety device will turn the oven off.
The oven will remain inoperable until it has cooled.
2. If the oven is designed for installation into a wall cabinet by using the proper
trim kit available from a local Panasonic dealer, follow all instructions packed
with the kit.
WARNING
—IMPROPER USE OF THE GROUNDING PLUG
CAN RESULT IN A RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
Consult a qualified electrician or service person if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the appliance is properly grounded. If it
is necessary to use an extension cord, use only a three wire extension cord that has a
three-prong polarized grounding plug, and a three-slot receptacle that will accept the plug
of the appliance. The marked rating of the extension cord should be equal to or greater
than the electrical rating of the appliance.
Grounding Instructions
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE GROUNDED. In the event of an electrical short circuit,
grounding reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric
current. This appliance is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with a grounding
plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded.
• Plug into properly installed and grounded 3-prong outlet.
• DO NOT remove ground prong.
• DO NOT use an adapter.
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INSTALLATION AND GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
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Power Supply
1. A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming
entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
2. Longer cord sets or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised
in their use. Do not let cord hang over edge of a table or counter.
3. If a long cord or extension cord is used, (1) the marked electrical rating of the cord set
or extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, (2)
the extension cord must be a grounding-type 3-wire cord, and (3) the longer cord
should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter top or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over accidentally.
Wiring Requirements
The oven must be operated on a SEPARATE CIRCUIT. No other appliance should share
the circuit with the microwave oven. If it does, the branch circuit fuse may blow or the circuit breaker may trip. The oven must be plugged into at least a 15 AMP, 120 VOLT, 60 Hz
GROUNDED OUTLET. Where a standard two-prong outlet is encountered, it is the
personal responsibility and obligation of the consumer to have it replaced with a properly
grounded three-prong outlet. The VOLTAGE used must be the same as specified on this
microwave oven (120 V, 60 Hz). Using a higher voltage is dangerous and may result in a
fire or oven damage. Using a lower voltage will cause slow cooking. Panasonic is NOT
responsible for any damages resulting from the use of the oven with any voltage other
than specified.
TV / Radio Interference
1. Operation of the microwave oven may cause interference to your radio, TV or similar
equipment.
2. When there is interference, it may be reduced or eliminated by taking the following
measures:
(a) Place the radio, TV, etc. away from the microwave oven as far as possible.
(b) Use a properly installed antenna to obtain stronger signal reception.
(c) Clean door and sealing surfaces of the oven. (See Care and Cleaning of Your
Microwave Oven)
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Follow These Safety Precautions When Cooking in Your Oven.
IMPORTANT
Proper cooking depends upon the power, the time setting and quantity of
food. If you use a smaller portion than recommended but cook at the time
for the recommended portion, fire could result.
1) HOME CANNING / STERILIZING / DRYING FOODS /
SMALL QUANTITIES OF FOODS
• DO NOT use your oven for home canning. Your oven cannot maintain the food
at the proper canning temperature. The food may be contaminated and then
spoil.
• DO NOT use the microwave oven to sterilize objects (baby bottles, etc.). It is
difficult to keep the oven at the high temperature needed for sterilization.
• DO NOT dry meats, herbs, fruits or vegetables in your oven. Small quantities
of food or foods with low moisture content can dry out, scorch or catch on fire if
overheated.
2) POPCORN
Popcorn may be popped in a microwave oven corn popper. Microwave popcorn which pops in its own package is also available. Follow popcorn manufacturers’ directions and use a brand suitable for the cooking power of your
microwave oven.
CAUTION: When using pre-packaged microwave popcorn, you can follow
recommended package instructions or use the popcorn pad (refer to page 13).
Otherwise, the popcorn may not pop adequately or may ignite and cause a
fire. Never leave oven unattended when popping popcorn. Allow the popcorn
bag to cool before opening, always open the bag facing away from your face
and body to prevent steam burns.
3) DEEP FAT FRYING
• DO NOT deep fat fry in your microwave oven. Cooking oils may burst into flames
and may cause damage to the oven and perhaps result in burns. Microwave utensils
may not withstand the temperature of the hot oil, and can shatter or melt.
4) FOODS WITH NONPOROUS SKINS
• DO NOT COOK/REHEAT WHOLE EGGS, WITH OR WITHOUT THE SHELL.
Steam buildup in whole eggs may cause them to explode, and possibly damage the
oven or cause injury. Reheating SLICED hard-boiled eggs and cooking SCRAMBLED
eggs is safe.
• Potatoes, apples, whole squash and sausages are examples of foods with nonporous skins. These types of foods must be pierced before microwave cooking to
prevent them from exploding.
CAUTION: Cooking dry or old potatoes can cause fire.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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5) OVEN CAVITY FLOOR / COOKING CONTAINERS / FOIL
• Cooking containers get hot during microwaving. Heat is transferred from the
HOT food to the container and the Oven Cavity Floor. Use pot holders when
removing containers from the oven or when removing lids or plastic wrap covers from cooking containers, to avoid burns.
• The Oven Cavity Floor will get hot during cooking. It should be allowed to cool
before paper products, such as paper plates or microwave popcorn bags, are
placed in the oven for microwave cooking.
• When using foil in the oven, allow at least 1-inch (2.5 cm) of space between
foil and interior oven walls or door.
• Dishes with metallic trim should not be used, as arcing may occur.
6) PAPER TOWELS / CLOTHS
• DO NOT use paper towels or cloths which contain a synthetic fiber woven into
them. The synthetic fiber may cause the towel to ignite. Use paper toweling
under supervision.
7) BROWNING DISHES / OVEN COOKING BAGS
• Browning dishes or grills are designed for microwave cooking only. Always follow instructions provided by the manufacturer. DO NOT preheat browning dish
more than 6 minutes.
• If an oven cooking bag is used for microwave cooking, prepare according to
package directions. DO NOT use a wire twist-tie to close bag, instead use
plastic ties, cotton string or a strip cut from the open end of the bag.
8) THERMOMETERS
• DO NOT use a conventional meat thermometer in your oven. Arcing may
occur. Microwave safe thermometers are available for both meat and candy.
9) BABY FORMULA / BABY FOOD
• DO NOT heat baby formula or baby food in the microwave oven. The glass jar
or surface of the food may appear warm while the interior can be so hot as to
burn the infant’s mouth and esophagus.
10) REHEATING PASTRY PRODUCTS
• When reheating pastry products, check temperatures of any fillings before eating. Some foods have fillings which heat faster and can be extremely hot, while
the surface remains warm to the touch (ex. Jelly Donuts).
11) GENERAL OVEN USAGE GUIDELINES
• DO NOT use the oven for any purpose other than the preparation of food.
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Cookware Guide
ITEM
Aluminum Foil
Browning Dish
Brown paper bags
Dinnerware:
Labeled
“Microwave Safe”
Unlabeled Dinnerware
Disposable polyester
Paperboard Dishes
Fast Food Carton
with Metal Handle
Frozen Dinner Tray
Metal
Frozen Dinner Tray
Microwave safe
MICROWAVE
COMMENTS
Yes for
Small strips of foil can be molded around thin parts of
Shielding
meat or poultry to prevent overcooking. Arcing can occur
only
if foil is too close to oven wall or door and damage to your
oven will result.
Browning dishes are designed for microwave cooking
Yes
only. Check browning dish information for instructions
and heating chart. Do not preheat for more than 6 minutes.
No
May cause a fire in the oven.
Check manufacturers' use and care directions for use in
Yes
microwave heating. Some dinnerware may state on the
back of the dish, “Oven-Microwave Safe”.
?
Use CONTAINER TEST below.
Yes
Some frozen foods are packaged in these dishes. Can be
purchased in grocery stores.
No
Metal handle may cause arcing.
No
Metal can cause arcing and damage to your oven.
Yes
Heat only 1 tray in the oven at one time.
Most glass jars are not heat resistant. Do not use for
Glass Jars
No
cooking or reheating.
Heat Resistant Oven
Ideal for microwave cooking and browning.
Yes
Glassware & Ceramics
(See CONTAINER TEST below)
Metal Bakeware
Not recommended for use in microwave ovens. Metal can
No
cause arcing and damage to your oven.
Metal Twist-Ties
No
May cause arcing which could cause a fire in the oven.
Follow manufacturers' directions. Close bag with the nylon
tie provided, a strip cut from the end of the bag, or a piece
Oven Cooking Bag
Yes
of cotton string. Do not close with metal twist-tie. Make six
1/2-inch (1 cm) slits near the closure.
Use to warm cooked foods, and to cook foods that require
Yes,
Paper Plates & Cups
with supervision short cooking time such as hot dogs.
Use to warm rolls and sandwiches, only if labeled safe for
Yes,
Paper Towels & Napkins with supervision
microwave use.
Recycled Paper Towels
Recycled paper products may contain impurities which may
No
& Napkins
cause sparks.
Parchment Paper
Use as a cover to prevent spattering. Safe for use in
Yes
microwave, microwave/convection and conventional ovens.
Plastic:
Should be labeled, "Suitable for Microwave Heating." Check
Microwave Safe
Yes,
manufacturers’ directions for recommended uses.
Cookware
use caution Some microwave safe plastic containers are not suitable for
cooking foods with high fat or sugar content. The heat from
hot food may cause the plastic to warp.
Plastic, Melamine
No
This material absorbs microwave energy. Dishes get HOT!
Yes,
Plastic foam will melt if foods reach a high temperature. Use
Plastic Foam Cups
short term only to reheat foods to a low serving temperature only.
Use to cover food during cooking to retain moisture and
Plastic Wrap
Yes
prevent spattering. Should be labeled “Suitable for
Microwave Heating”. Check package directions.
Use only for short term reheating and to bring food to a low
Yes,
Straw, Wicker, Wood
short term only serving temperature. Wood may dry out & split or crack
when used.
ThermometersUse only microwave safe meat and candy thermometers.
Yes
Microwave safe
ThermometersNot suitable for use in microwave oven, will cause sparks
No
Conventional
and get hot.
Wax paper
Yes
Use as a cover to prevent spattering and to retain moisture.
CONTAINER TEST
TO TEST A CONTAINER FOR SAFE MICROWAVE OVEN USE: Fill a microwave safe cup with cool water
and place it in the microwave oven alongside the empty container to be tested; heat one (1) minute at P10
(HIGH). If the container is microwave oven safe (transparent to microwave energy), the empty container
should remain comfortably cool and the water should be hot. If the container is hot, it has absorbed some
microwave energy and should NOT be used. This test cannot be used for plastic containers.
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Oven Components Diagram
d
h
j
a
b
b
m
l
d
e
c
g
d
kc f i
h Heat/Vapor Barrier Film
a External Air Vent
b Internal Air Vent
c Door Safety Lock System
d Exhaust Air Vent
e Control Panel
f Identification Plate
g Oven Cavity Floor
(do not remove)
i Door Release Button
j Warning Label
k Menu Label
l Power Supply Cord
m Power Supply Plug
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Control Panel
NN-SF550M
Display Window
Inverter Turbo
Defrost Pad
(☛ page 14)
Auto Reheat Pad
(☛ page 16)
Popcorn Pad
(☛ page 13)
Auto Cook Pads
(☛ page 16)
Serving/Weight Pad
(☛ page 16)
Quick Min Pad
(☛ page 12)
Less Pad
(☛ page 13)
Keep Warm Pad
(☛ page 12)
Power Level Pad
(☛ page 12)
More Pad
(☛ page 13)
Number Pads
Timer Pad
(☛ page 20)
Clock Pad
(☛ page 11)
Start Pad
Stop/Reset Pad
Before cooking: One tap
clears all your instructions.
During cooking: One tap
temporarily stops the cooking
process. Another tap cancels
all your instructions, and time
of day or colon appears in the
Display Window.
After cooking program setting,
one tap allows oven to begin
functioning. If door is opened
or Stop/Reset Pad is pressed
once during oven operation,
Start Pad must be pressed
again to restart oven.
Beep Sound:
When a pad is pressed correctly, a beep will be heard.
If a pad is pressed and no beep is heard, the unit did not or cannot accept the instruction.
When operating, the oven will beep twice between programmed stages. At the end of any
complete program, the oven will beep 5 times.
NOTE:
If no operation after cooking program setting, 6 minutes later, the oven will automatically
cancel the cooking program. The display will return to clock or colon display.
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Starting to Use
Your Oven
Child Safety Lock
This feature prevents the electronic operation of the oven until cancelled. It does
not lock the door.
1.
• Plug into a properly
grounded electrical
outlet.
Display Window The oven automatically defaults to the imperial measure system
(oz/lb).
2.
If you wish to
use metric
system (g/kg):
3.
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To Set:
• Press Start 3 times.
"
" appears in the
display window.
➤"
" continues
to be displayed until
Child Lock is cancelled. Keypads
may be pressed but
the microwave will
not start.
To Cancel:
• Press Stop/Reset 3
times.
➤The display will
return to colon or
time of day when
Child Lock has
been cancelled.
• Press Start to convert
to metric. Verify your
selection in the display window.
• Press Stop/Reset.
➤Colon appears in
the display window.
NOTE:
You can set Child Safety Lock feature
when the display shows a colon or time of
day.
Setting the Clock
Example: To set 11:25 a.m. or p.m.
1.
• Press Clock once.
➤Colon flashes.
2.
• Enter time of day using
the number pads.
➤Time appears in
the display window;
colon continues
flashing.
3.
• Press Clock.
➤Colon stops flashing; time of day is
entered.
NOTES:
1. To reset the clock, repeat step 1-3.
2. The clock will retain the time of day as
long as the oven is plugged in and
electricity is supplied.
3. Clock is a 12 hour display.
4. Oven will not operate while colon is
flashing.
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Selecting Power
& Cook Time
Quick Min Feature
This feature allows you to set or add
cooking time in 1 minute increments up to
10 minutes.
Example: To cook at P 6 (MEDIUM)
power for 1 minute 30 seconds
To Set Cooking Time:
1.
• Press Power Level
until the desired
power level appears
Press 5 times.
in the display window.
2.
• Set Cooking Time
using number pads.
3.
• Press Start.
➤Cooking will start.
The time in the
display window will
count down.
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1.
• Press Quick Min until
the desired cooking
time (up to 10 minutes) appears in the
display window.
Power Level is pre-set
at P10.
2.
• Press Start.
Cooking begins and the
time will count down. At
the end of cooking, 5
beeps sound.
NOTES:
1. If desired, you can use other power
levels. Select desired power level
before setting cooking time.
2. After setting the time by Quick Min
Pad, you cannot use Number Pads.
3. Quick Min Pad can be used to add
more time during manual cooking.
Power Level
Press
P10 (HIGH)
once
P9
twice
P8
3 times
P7 (MED-HIGH)
4 times
P6 (MEDIUM)
5 times
P5
6 times
P4
7 times
P3 (MED-LOW)/DEFROST
8 times
P2
9 times
P1 (LOW)
10 times
NOTES:
1. For more than one stage cooking, repeat
steps 1 and 2 for each stage of cooking
before pressing Start Pad. The maximum number of stages for cooking is 3.
When operating, two beeps will sound
between each stage. Five beeps will
sound at the end of the entire sequence.
2. When selecting P10 (HIGH) power for
the first stage, you may begin at step 2.
3. When selecting P10 (HIGH) power, the
maximum programmable time is 30 minutes. For other power levels, the maximum time is 99 minutes and 99 seconds.
4. For reheating, use P10 (HIGH) for liquids, P7 (MED-HIGH) for most foods and
P6 (MEDIUM) for dense foods.
5. For defrosting, use P3 (MED-LOW).
Keep Warm Feature
This feature will keep food warm for up to
30 minutes after cooking.
Example: To keep 2 cups of gravy warm
for 10 minutes
1.
• Press Keep Warm.
2.
• Set warming time
using number pads,
up to 30 minutes.
3.
• Press Start.
➤Keep Warm will
start. The time in
the display window
will count down.
NOTE:
Keep Warm can be programmed as the
final stage after cook time/s have been
manually entered. It cannot be used in
combination with sensor or auto features.
DO NOT OVER COOK. This oven requires
less time to cook than an older unit. Over
cooking will cause food to dry out and may
cause a fire. A microwave oven’s cooking
power tells you the amount of microwave
power available for cooking.
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More/Less Feature
For Popcorn:
By using the More or Less Pad, the programs can be adjusted to cook popcorn for
a longer or shorter time if desired.
Example: To pop 3.5 oz. of popcorn
1.
• Press Popcorn until
the desired size
appears in the display
window.
Press
Weight
once 3.5 oz. (99 g)
twice 3.0 oz. (85 g)
3 times 1.75 oz. (50 g)
2.
or
: Adds time
More + 1 = Adds Approx. 10 secs.
More + 2 = Adds Approx. 20 secs.
: Subtracts time
Less - 1 = Subtracts Approx. 10 secs.
Less - 2 = Subtracts Approx. 20 secs.
• (see More/Less
Feature.)
Press More or Less pad before pressing
Start.
Optional
3.
Page 15
• Press Start .
➤After several
seconds, cooking
time appears in the
display window and
begins to count
down.
For Auto Reheat/Cook:
Preferences for food doneness vary with
each individual. After having used the
Auto Reheat/Cook feature a few times,
you may decide you would prefer your food
cooked to a different doneness.
: Adds time
NOTES ON POPCORN FEATURE:
1. Pop one bag at a time.
2. Place bag in oven according to manufacturers’ directions.
3. Start with popcorn at room temperature.
4. Allow popped corn to sit unopened for
a few minutes.
5. Open bag carefully to prevent burns,
because steam will escape.
6. Do not reheat unpopped kernels or
reuse bag.
More + = Adds Approx. 10% time
: Subtracts time
Less - = Subtracts Approx. 10% time
Press More or Less pad before pressing
Start.
NOTE:
If popcorn is of a different weight than listed, follow instructions on popcorn package. Never leave the oven unattended.
If popping slows to 2 to 3 seconds
between pops, stop oven. Overcooking
can cause fire.
REMARKS:
When popping multiple bags one right
after the other, the cooking time may vary
slightly. This does not affect the popcorn
results.
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Inverter Turbo Defrost Feature
This feature allows you to defrost foods such as: meat, poultry and seafood simply by
entering the weight.
Conversion Chart:
Follow the chart to convert ounces or
hundredths of a pound into tenths of a
pound. To use Inverter Turbo Defrost,
enter the weight of the food in lbs. (1.0)
and tenths of a lb. (0.1). If a piece of
meat weighs 1.95 lbs. or 1 lb. 14 oz.,
enter 1.9 lbs..
Example: To defrost 1.5 pounds of meat
Place food on microwave safe dish.
1.
• Press Inverter Turbo
Defrost.
2.
• Enter weight of the
food using the number pads.
3.
Ounces
0
1-2
3-4
5
6-7
8
9 - 10
11 - 12
13
14 - 15
• Press Start.
Defrosting will start.
The time will count
down. Larger weight
foods will cause a signal midway through
defrosting. If 2 beeps
sound, turn over,
rearrange foods or
shield with aluminum
foil.
Hundredths
of a Pound
.01 - .05
.06 - .15
.16 - .25
.26 - .35
.36 - .45
.46 - .55
.56 - .65
.66 - .75
.76 - .85
.86 - .95
Tenths of
a Pound
0.0
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9
NOTE: The maximum weight for Inverter Turbo Defrost is 6 lbs. (3 kg).
Defrosting Tips & Techniques
Preparation For Freezing:
1. Freeze meats, poultry, and fish in packages with only 1 or 2 layers of food. Place
wax paper between layers.
2. Package in heavy-duty plastic wraps, bags (labeled “For Freezer”), or freezer paper.
3. Remove as much air as possible.
4. Seal securely, date, and label.
To Defrost:
1. Remove wrapper. This helps moisture to evaporate. Juices from food can get hot and
cook the food.
2. Set food in microwave safe dish.
3. Place roasts fat-side down. Place whole poultry breast-side down.
4. Select power and minimum time so that items will be under-defrosted.
5. Drain liquids during defrosting.
6. Turn over (invert) items during defrosting.
7. Shield edges and ends if needed. (See Cooking Techniques).
After Defrosting:
1. Large items may be icy in the center. Defrosting will complete during STANDING TIME.
2. Let stand, covered, following stand time directions on page 15.
3. Rinse foods indicated in the chart.
4. Items which have been layered should be rinsed separately or have a longer stand time.
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Defrosting Tips & Techniques
FOOD
Fish and Seafood
[up to 3 lbs. (1.4 kg)]
Crabmeat
Fish Steaks
Fish Fillets
Sea Scallops
Whole fish
Meat
Ground Meat
Roasts
[21/2-4 lbs. (1.1-1.8 kg)]
Chops/Steak
DEFROST
TIME at P3
mins (per lb)
6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 6
4 to 5
4 to 8
6 to 8
Ribs/T-bone
6 to 8
Stew Meat
4 to 8
Liver (thinly sliced)
4 to 6
Bacon (sliced)
Poultry
Chicken, Whole
[up to 3 lbs. (1.4 kg)]
Cutlets
Pieces
Cornish Hens
Turkey Breast
[5-6 lbs. (2.3-2.7 kg)]
4
AFTER DEFROSTING
DURING DEFROSTING
Stand Time
Break apart/Rearrange
Turn over
5 min.
Turn over/Rearrange/Shield ends
Break apart/Remove defrosted pieces
Turn over
Turn over/Remove defrosted
10 min.
portion/Shield edges
Turn over/Shield ends and
30 min. in refrig.
defrosted surface
Turn over/Rearrange/Shield ends
and defrosted surface
Turn over/Rearrange/Shield ends
and defrosted surface
5 min.
Break apart/Rearrange/
Remove defrosted pieces
Drain liquid/Turn over/
Separate pieces
Turn over
----
4 to 6
Turn over/Shield
4 to 6
Break apart/Turn over/
Remove defrosted Pieces
Break apart/Turn over/Shield
Turn over/Shield
Turn over/Shield
4 to 6
6 to 8
6
(continued)
15
Rinse
YES
NO
20 min. in refrig.
5 min.
YES
10 min.
20 min. in refrig.
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Auto Reheat
Feature
Auto Cook
Feature
This feature allows you to reheat 1 to 2
servings of precooked room temperature
and refrigerator temperature foods without
setting power and time.
These are tested and pre-timed (based
on the power rating of this oven) for the
quantity of food listed in the chart on page
17-18. Locale, power fluctuations and personal tastes are not taken into account.
Should you prefer your food cooked differently, use power and time method
shown on page 12.
Example: To reheat 2 servings of casserole
1.
Press twice
2.
or
• Press Auto Reheat
until the desired number of servings
appears in the display
window.
Example: To cook a 10 oz. Frozen Entrées
1.
• (see More/Less
Feature)
(☛page 13)
Press Once
2.
Optional
3.
• Press Start.
➤Cooking begins and
the time will count
down.
Press Auto
Reheat pad to
indicate number or servings
once
twice
Press twice
3.
or
Average Serving Size
• Press until the desired
number of category
appears in the display
window.
• Press Serving/Weight
until the desired serving/weight appears in
the display window.
• (see More/Less
Feature)
(☛page 13)
Optional
4.
4 - 6 oz.
(110 - 170 g)
8 oz.
(225 g)
NOTES: For best results, follow these
recommendations:
1. All foods must be previously cooked.
2. Foods should always be covered loosely with plastic wrap, wax paper or
casserole lid.
3. All foods should have a covered stand
time of 3 to 5 minutes.
4. DO NOT reheat bread and pastry products (e.g. meat pie and pizza) using
Auto Reheat. Use manual power and
time instead.
5. DO NOT reheat beverages.
6. Times are based on an approximate
serving size of 4 oz.
16
• Press Start.
➤Cooking begins and
the time will count
down.
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Auto Cook Chart
Recipe
1.Oatmeal
Serving/Weight
0.5, 1 cup
(40, 80 g)
Hints
Place inside a microwave safe serving bowl with
no cover. Follow manufacturers’ directions fo
preparation.
2. Breakfast Sausage
2, 4, 6, 8 pcs
Follow manufacturers’ directions for
preparation of pre-cooked breakfast sausage.
Place in a radial pattern.
3. Beverages
1, 2 cups
(250, 500 ml)
This feature allows you to reheat 1 cup (250 ml) or
2 cups (500 ml) of room temperature beverages
without setting power and time.
NOTE:
1.Use a microwave safe cup.
2.Heated liquids can erupt if not mixed with air.
Do not heat liquids in your microwave oven without stirring before and halfway through heating.
3.Care must be exercised not to overheat liquids
when using the Beverage feature. It is
programmed to give proper result when heating
1 cup (250 ml) or 2 cups (500 ml) of liquid,
starting from room temperature. Overheating will
cause an increased risk of scalding, or water
eruption. Refer to page 2, item 18.
4. Frozen Entrées
5. Soup
8, 10, 20, 28 oz.
(225, 300, 600, 800 g)
1, 2 cups
(250, 500 ml)
Follow manufacturers’ directions for preparation.
After 2 beeps, stir or rearrange. Be careful when
removing the film cover after cooking. Remove
facing away from you to avoid steam burns.
If additional time is needed, continue to cook
manually.
Pour soup into a microwave-safe serving bowl.
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Stir after
cooking.
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Auto Cook Chart
Recipe
(continued)
Serving/Weight
Hints
1, 2, 3, 4 pieces
(6 - 8 oz. each)
(170 - 225 g)
Pierce each potato with a fork 6 times spacing
around surface. Place potato or potatoes on a
paper towel, lined on the Oven Cavity Floor, at least
1 inch (2.5 cm) apart. Do not cover. Turn over after
the 2 beeps signal sounds. Let stand 5 minutes to
complete cooking.
Cooking Arrangement:
Arrange 1 or 2 pieces on a paper towel, lined in
center of the Oven Cavity Floor. Arrange 3 or 4
pieces evenly in a circular pattern on a paper towel,
lined in center of the Oven Cavity Floor.
7. Fresh Vegetables
4, 8, 12, 16 oz.
(110, 225, 340, 450 g)
All pieces should be the same size. Wash thoroughly,
add 1 tbsp. of water per 1/2 cup of vegetables, and
cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Do not salt/butter
until after cooking.
8. Frozen Vegetables
6, 10, 16 oz.
(170, 300, 450 g)
Wash thoroughly, add 1 tbsp. of water per 1/2 cup of
vegetables, and cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Do not salt/butter until after cooking. (Not suitable for
vegetables in butter or sauce.) After 2 beeps, stir or
rearrange.
6. Potatoes
9. Pasta
2, 4, 6, 8 oz.
Place pasta with hot tap water in a microwave safe
(56, 110, 170, 225 g) casserole dish. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
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Microwave Recipes
OMELET
Basic Omelet
1
2
2
tablespoon butter or margarine
eggs
tablespoons milk
salt and ground black pepper, if desired
Heat butter in a microwave safe 9-inch pie
plate, 20 seconds at P10, or until melted.
Turn the plate to coat the bottom with butter.
Meanwhile, combine the remaining
ingredients in a separate bowl, beat together
and pour into the pie plate.
Cook, covered with vented plastic wrap,
using OMELET selection. Let stand 2 minutes. With a spatula, loosen the edges of the
omelet from the plate, fold into thirds to
serve. Always use scrambled eggs.
Yield: 1 serving
Approx. cooking time: 4 minutes.
NOTE: Double ingredients for a 4 egg
Omelet.
CASSEROLE
Shepherd’s Pie
1
pound lean ground beef
1/2
cup frozen peas, thawed
1/4
cup chopped onion
1
tablespoon gravy powder
1/2
teaspoon curry powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
2
cups mashed potatoes
In a 2-Qt. casserole dish, crumble the
ground beef and cook for 5-7 minutes at P6
or until the meat is cooked, stirring twice.
Add the remaining ingredients, except for
potatoes. Stir well, and then spread the
potatoes evenly on the top. Cover with a lid
or vented plastic wrap and cook at P6 power
for 16-18 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings
1/3
1
Beef and Macaroni Casserole
1
pound lean ground beef
1
small onion, chopped
1/2
green bell pepper, chopped
1
cup chopped celery
2
15 oz. cans tomato sauce
11/4 cups water
1
cup uncooked elbow macaroni
1
teaspoon parsley
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2
cup grated cheddar cheese
Crumble the ground beef in a 3-Qt.
casserole. Cook for 5-7 minutes at P6 or
until the meat is cooked, stirring twice.
Stir in onion, peppers and celery. Cook for
3-4 minutes at P10. Stir in the remaining
ingredients, except cheese. Cover with lid or
vented plastic wrap. Cook at P6 power for
16-18 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover
and let stand 5 minutes.
Yield: 4-6 servings
Tuna Casserole
1
4
1
6 oz. can tuna, drained and flaked
cups cooked and drained noodles
103/4 oz. can condensed cream of
mushroom soup
1
4 oz. can mushroom pieces and stems,
drained
1
16 oz. package frozen peas, defrosted
3/4
cup milk
1
cup crushed potato chips
1/2
cup grated cheddar cheese
In a 3-Qt. casserole, combine tuna,
noodles, soup, mushrooms, peas and milk;
mix well. Cover with lid or vented plastic
wrap. Cook at P6 power for 16-18 minutes.
Top with potato chips and cheese before
serving.
Yield: 4-6 servings
Macaroni and Cheese
1
/4
2
1
1/4
1
1
1/4
2
2
8
In a 2-Qt. casserole, melt the butter for
40 seconds at P10. Add onion and garlic
and cook for 1 minute at P10. Stir in flour,
mustard, salt and pepper, and gradually add
the milk. Cook for 3-4 minutes at P10 until
sauce thickens, stirring once. Add the
cheddar cheese, stirring thoroughly. Pour
and stir the sauce into the macaroni, in a 3Qt. casserole.Top with bread crumbs and
paprika. Cover with lid or vented plastic
wrap. Cook at P6 power for 16-18 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings
cup butter
tablespoons chopped onion
clove minced garlic
cup all-purpose flour
teaspoon dry mustard
teaspoon salt
teaspoon ground black pepper
cups milk
cups grated cheddar cheese
oz. (1/2 lb. dry weight) macaroni, cooked
and drained
cup bread crumbs
teaspoon paprika
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Timer Feature
This feature allows you to program the
oven as a kitchen timer. It can also be
used to program a standing time after
cooking is completed and/or to program a
delay start.
CAUTION:
If oven lamp is lit while using the timer
feature, the oven is incorrectly programed. Stop oven immediately and
re-read instructions.
To Use as a Kitchen Timer:
To Set Delay Start:
Example: To count down 5 minutes.
Example: To delay the start of cooking
for 5 minutes, and cook at P6
power for 3 minutes.
1.
• Press Timer.
2.
• Set desired amount of
time using number
pads.
(up to 99 minutes and
99 seconds).
3.
• Press Start.
➤Time will count
down without oven
operating.
Example: To cook at P6 power for 3
minutes, with stand time of
5 minutes.
Press 5 times
• Enter the desired
Power Level (see
page 12 for directions).
2.
• Set desired cooking
time using number
pads.
3.
• Press Timer.
4.
• Set desired amount of
Stand Time using
number pads. (up to
99 minutes and 99
seconds)
5.
• Press Start.
➤Cooking will start.
After cooking, stand
time will count down
without oven
operating.
• Press Timer.
2.
• Enter desired amount
of delay time using
number pads. (up to
99 minutes and 99
seconds)
3.
• Enter the desired
Power Level (see
page 12 for directions).
Press 5 times
To Set Stand Time:
1.
1.
4.
• Set desired cooking
time using number
pads.
5.
• Press Start.
➤Delay time will
count down. Then
cooking will start.
NOTE:
1. When each stage finishes, a two-beep
signal sounds. At the end of the program, the oven will beep five times.
2. If the oven door is opened during
Stand Time, Kitchen Timer or Delay
Time, the time on the display will continue to count down.
3. Stand time and Delay start cannot be
programmed before any automatic
Function. This is to prevent the starting
temperature of food from rising before
defrosting or cooking begins. A change
in starting temperature could cause
inaccurate results.
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Microwave Shortcuts
FOOD
POWER
TIME
(in mins.)
To separate refrigerated
Bacon,
1 pound (450 g)
P10
(HIGH)
30 sec.
To soften Brown Sugar
1 cup (250 ml)
P10
(HIGH)
To soften refrigerated Butter,
P3
1 stick, 1/4 pound (110 g) (MED-LOW)
DIRECTIONS
Remove wrapper and place in microwave
safe dish. After heating, use a plastic
spatula to separate slices.
20 - 30 sec. Place brown sugar in microwave safe dish
with a slice of bread. Cover with lid or
plastic wrap.
1
Remove wrapper and place butter in a
microwave safe dish.
To melt refrigerated Butter,
1 stick, 1/4 pound (110 g)
P6
(MEDIUM)
11/2 - 2
Remove wrapper and place butter in a
microwave safe dish covered with lid or
vented plastic wrap.
To melt Chocolate,
1 square, 1 oz. (28 g)
To melt Chocolate,
1/2 cup (125 ml) chips
P6
(MEDIUM)
P6
(MEDIUM)
1 - 11/2
Remove wrapper and place chocolate
in a microwave safe dish. After heating, stir
until completely melted. Note: Chocolate
holds its shape even when softened.
P10
(HIGH)
1
Place in a microwave safe dish.
Stir every 30 seconds.
To soften Cream Cheese,
P3
(MED-LOW)
8 oz. (225 g)
1-2
Remove wrapper and place in a
microwave safe bowl.
To brown Ground Beef,
1 pound (450 g)
P10
(HIGH)
4-5
Crumble into a microwave safe colander
set into another dish. Cover with plastic
wrap. Stir twice. Drain grease.
P8
31/2 - 4
Frozen
(10 oz.)
(285 g)
P8
31/2 - 4
Canned
(15 oz.)
(430 g)
P8
To toast Coconut,
1/2 cup (125 ml)
To cook Vegetables,
Fresh
(1/2 lb.)
(225 g)
1 - 11/2
All pieces should be the same size. Wash
thoroughly, add 1 tbsp of water per 1/2 cup
of vegetables, and cover with lid or vented
plastic wrap. Do not salt/butter until after
cooking.
Wash thoroughly, add 1 tbsp of water per
/ cup of vegetables, and cover with lid or
vented plastic wrap. Do not salt/butter until
after cooking. (Not suitable for vegetables in
butter or sauce.)
1 2
31/2 - 4
21
Empty contents into microwave safe serving
bowl. Do not cover.
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Microwave Shortcuts
FOOD
To cook baked Potato,
(6 - 8 oz. each)
(170 - 225 g)
1
2
To steam Hand Towels - 4
To soften Ice Cream,
1/2 gallon (2 L)
Cup of liquid
To boil water, broth, etc.
1 cup, 8 oz. (250 ml)
2 cups, 16 oz. (500 ml)
POWER
TIME
(in mins.)
P8
31/2 - 4
P8
6-7
P10
(HIGH)
1 - 11/2
P10
(HIGH)
P10
(HIGH)
11/2 - 2
P7
(MED-HIGH)
2 cups, 16 oz. (500 ml)
P7
(MED-HIGH)
DIRECTIONS
Pierce each potato with a fork 6 times spacing
around surface. Place potato or potatoes on a
paper towel, lined on the Oven Cavity Floor, at
least 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart. Do not cover. Turn
over after the 2 beeps signal sounds. Let
stand 5 minutes to complete cooking.
Cooking Arrangement:
Arrange 1 or 2 pieces on a paper towel,
lined in center of the Oven Cavity Floor.
Arrange 3 or 4 pieces evenly in a circular pattern on a paper towel, lined in
center of the Oven Cavity Floor.
20 - 30 sec. Soak in water, then wring out excess.
Place on a microwave safe dish.
Heat. Present immediately.
P3
(MED-LOW)
Cup of liquid
To warm Beverage,
1 cup, 8 oz. (250 ml)
(continued)
Check often to prevent melting.
21/2 - 3
Heated liquids can erupt if not stirred.
Do not heat liquids in microwave oven
without stirring before heating.
11/2 - 2
21/2 - 3
To roast Nuts,
11/2 cups (375 ml)
P10
(HIGH)
3-4
To toast Sesame Seeds,
1/4 cup (60 ml)
P10
(HIGH)
2 - 21/2
Place in a small microwave safe bowl.
Stir twice.
To skin Tomatoes,
(one at a time)
P10
(HIGH)
30 sec.
Place tomato into a microwave safe bowl
containing boiling water. Rinse and peel.
Repeat for each tomato.
To remove Cooking Odors,
P10
(HIGH)
5
22
Spread nuts into a 9-inch (23 cm)
microwave safe pie plate.
Stir occasionally.
Combine 1 to 11/2 cups (250 - 375 ml)
water with the juice and peel of one lemon
in a 2 quart microwave safe bowl.
After water finishes boiling, wipe interior of
oven with a cloth. You can also use a
combination of several whole cloves and 1/4
cup of vinegar with 1 cup of water.
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Food Characteristics
Cooking Techniques
Bone and Fat
Piercing
Both bone and fat affect cooking. Bones may cause irregular cooking. Meat next to the
tips of bones may overcook
while meat positioned under a large bone,
such as a ham bone, may be undercooked. Large amounts of fat absorb
microwave energy and the meat next to
these areas may overcook.
Foods with skins or membranes must be pierced
scored or have a strip of
skin peeled before cooking to allow steam to
escape. Pierce clams,
oysters, chicken livers, whole potatoes
and whole vegetables. Whole apples or
new potatoes should have a 1-inch strip
of skin peeled before cooking. Score
sausages and frankfurters. Do not
Cook/Reheat whole eggs with or without
the shell. Steam build up in whole eggs
may cause them to explode, and possibly
damage the oven or cause injury.
Reheating SLICED hard-boiled eggs and
cooking SCRAMBLED eggs is safe.
Density
Porous, airy foods such as
breads, cakes or rolls take
less time to cook than
heavy, dense foods such as
potatoes and roasts. When
reheating donuts or other
foods with different centers be very careful. Certain foods have centers made with
sugar, water, or fat and these centers
attract microwaves (For example, jelly
donuts). When a jelly donut is heated, the
jelly can become extremely hot while the
exterior remains warm to the touch. This
could result in a burn if the food is not
allowed to cool properly in the center.
Browning
Foods will not have the
same brown appearance as
conventionally cooked foods
or those foods which are
cooked utilizing a browning
feature. Meats and poultry
may be coated with browning sauce,
Worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce or
shake-on browning sauce. To use, combine browning sauce with melted butter or
margarine and brush on before cooking.
For quick breads or muffins, brown sugar
can be used in the recipe in place of
granulated sugar, or the surface can be
sprinkled with dark spices before baking.
Quantity
Two potatoes take longer to cook
than one potato. As the quantity of
the food decreases so does the
cooking time. Overcooking will
cause the moisture content in the
food to decrease and a fire could result.
Never leave microwave unattended while
in use.
Spacing
Individual foods, such as
baked potatoes, cupcakes
and appetizers, will cook more
evenly if placed in the oven
equal distances apart. When
possible, arrange foods in a circular pattern.
Shape
Uniform sizes heat more
evenly. The thin end of a
drumstick will cook more
quickly than the meaty
end. To compensate for irregular shapes,
place thin parts toward the center of the
dish and thick pieces toward the edge.
Size
Thin pieces cook more
quickly than thick pieces.
Starting Temperature
Foods that are at room temperature
take less time to cook than if they
are chilled, refrigerated, or frozen.
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Cooking Techniques
(continued)
Covering
Turning
As with conventional cooking, moisture
evaporates during microwave cooking.
Casserole lids or plastic wrap are used for a
tighter seal. When using plastic wrap, vent
the plastic wrap by folding back part of the
plastic wrap from the edge of the dish to
allow steam to escape. Loosen or remove
plastic wrap as recipe directs for stand time.
When removing plastic wrap covers, as well
as any glass lids, be careful to remove them
away from you to avoid steam burns.
Various degrees of moisture retention are
also obtained by using wax paper or paper
towels.
It is not possible to stir some foods to distribute the heat evenly. At times, microwave
energy will concentrate in one area of the
food. To help insure even cooking, these
food need to be turned. Turn over large
foods, such as roasts or turkeys, halfway
through cooking.
Stand Time
Most foods will continue to cook by conduction after the microwave oven is turned off.
In meat cookery, the internal temperature
will rise 5 °F to 15 °F (3 °C to 8 °C), if
allowed to stand, tented with foil, for 10 to
15 minutes. Casseroles and vegetables
need a shorter amount of standing time, but
this standing time is necessary to allow
foods to complete cooking to the center
without overcooking on the edges.
Shielding
Thin areas of meat and poultry cook more
quickly than meaty portions. To prevent
overcooking, these thin areas can be shielded with strips of aluminum foil. Wooden
toothpicks may be used to hold the foil in
place.
CAUTION is to be exercised when
using foil. Arcing can occur if foil is too close
to oven wall or door and damage to your
oven will result.
Test for Doneness
The same tests for doneness used in conventional cooking may be used for
microwave cooking. Meat is done when
fork-tender or splits at fibers. Chicken is
done when juices are clear yellow and
drumstick moves freely. Fish is done when it
flakes and is opaque. Cake is done when a
toothpick or cake tester is inserted and
comes out clean.
Cooking time
A range of cooking time is given in each
recipe. The time range compensates for the
uncontrollable differences in food shapes,
starting temperature, and regional preferences. Always cook food for the minimum
cooking time given in a recipe and check for
doneness. If the food is undercooked, continue cooking. It is easier to add time to an
undercooked product. Once the food is
overcooked, nothing can be done.
ABOUT FOOD SAFETY AND
COOKING TEMPERATURE
Check foods to see that they are cooked to
the United States Department of
Agriculture’s recommended temperatures.
TEMP
160 °F
FOOD
... for fresh pork, ground meat,
boneless white poultry, fish,
seafood, egg dishes and
frozen prepared food.
165 °F
... for leftover, ready-to-reheat
refrigerated, and deli and
carryout “fresh” food.
170 °F
... white meat of poultry.
180 °F
... dark meat of poultry.
To test for doneness, insert a meat thermometer in a thick or dense area away from
fat or bone. NEVER leave the thermometer
in the food during cooking, unless it is
approved for microwave oven use.
Stirring
Stirring is usually necessary during
microwave cooking. Always bring the
cooked outside edges toward the center
and the less cooked center portions toward
the outside of the dish.
Rearranging
Rearrange small items such as chicken
pieces, shrimp, hamburger patties, or pork
chops. Rearrange pieces from the edge to
the center and pieces from the center to the
edge of the dish.
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Care and Cleaning of Your Microwave Oven
AFTER CLEANING:
Be sure the microwave oven is clean and dry,
then press Stop/Reset Pad to clear the
Display.
BEFORE CLEANING:
Unplug oven at wall outlet. If outlet is inaccessible, leave oven door open while cleaning.
Label:
Do not remove, wipe with
a damp cloth.
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.
Control Panel:
* Covered with a
removable protective
film to prevent
scratches during
shipping. Small bubbles may appear
under this film.
(Hint - 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.
Inside of the oven:
Wipe with a damp cloth
after using. Mild detergent
may be used if needed.
Do not use harsh detergents or abrasives.
Oven Door:
Wipe with a soft dry
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 the
food. (Some steam
will condense on cooler surfaces, such as
the oven door. This is
normal.)
Inside surface is covered with a heat and
vapor barrier film. Do
not remove.
Oven cavity floor:
Clean the bottom surface of the oven
with mild detergent water or window
cleaner, and dry.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE OVEN CLEAN AND DRY.
FOOD RESIDUE AND CONDENSATION MAY CAUSE RUSTING
OR ARCING AND DAMAGE TO THE OVEN. AFTER USE, WIPE
DRY ALL SURFACES-INCLUDING VENT OPENINGS, OVEN
SEAMS.
PARTS DESCRIPTION
PART NUMBER
Instructions / Operating Manual (this book)
F00039Q30AP
Accessory Purchases (U.S.A and Puerto Rico)
Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our
Web Site at: http://www.pstc.panasonic.com
or, send your request by E-mail to: npcparts@us.panasonic.com
You may also contact us directly at:
1-800-332-5368 (Phone) 1-800-237-9080 (Fax Only) (Monday-Friday 9 am to 8 pm, EST.)
Panasonic Service and Technology Company
20421 84th Avenue South,
Kent, WA 98032
(We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, and Personal Checks)
For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-866-605-1277
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Before Requesting Service
These things are normal:
The oven causes
interference with
my TV.
Some radio and TV interference might occur when you cook
with the microwave oven. This interference is similar to the
interference caused by small appliances such as mixers,
vacuums, blow dryers, etc. It does not indicate a problem with
your oven.
Steam accumulates
on the oven door and
warm air comes from
the oven vents.
During cooking, steam and warm air are given off from the
food. Most of the steam and warm air are removed from the
oven by the air which circulates in the oven cavity. However,
some steam will condense on cooler surfaces such as the
oven door. This is normal. After use, the oven should be
wiped dry (see page 25).
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Oven will not turn on.
The oven is not plugged in
securely.
Main circuit breaker or main
fuse is tripped or blown.
There is a problem with the
outlet.
Remove plug from outlet, wait
10 seconds and re-insert.
Reset main circuit breaker or
replace main fuse.
Plug another appliance into the
outlet to check if it is working.
The door is not closed
completely.
Start Pad was not
pressed after programming.
Another program is already
entered into the oven.
Close the oven door securely.
Oven will not start
cooking.
REMEDY
Press Start Pad.
Press Stop/Reset Pad to
cancel the previous program and
enter new program.
The program is not correct. Program again according to the
Operating Instructions.
Stop/Reset Pad has
Program oven again.
been pressed accidentally.
"
" appears in the
Display Window.
The CHILD SAFETY LOCK Deactivate CHILD SAFETY LOCK by
was activated by pressing pressing Stop/Reset pad 3 times.
Start pad 3 times.
The oven stops cooking and "H97" or
"H98" appears in the
display window.
The oven unit power supply Please contact an authorised
source failed.
Service Center (see page 27).
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Limited Warranty & Customer Services Directory
(For U.S.A and Puerto Rico only)
PANASONIC CONSUMER ELECTRONICS COMPANY,
DIVISION OF PANASONIC CORPORATION OF
NORTH AMERICA
One Panasonic Way
Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
Panasonic Microwave Oven Product
Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty Coverage
If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic
Consumer Electronics Company (referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the period indicated on
the chart below, which starts with the date of original purchase ("warranty period"), at its option either (a)
repair your product with new or refurbished parts, or (b) replace it with a new or a refurbished product. The
decision to repair or replace will be made by the warrantor.
PARTS
LABOR
ALL PARTS (EXCEPT MAGNETRON TUBE)
1 (ONE) YEAR
1 (ONE) YEAR
MAGNETRON TUBE
5 (FIVE) YEAR
1 (ONE) YEAR
During the "Labor" warranty period there will be no charge for labor. During the "Parts" warranty period,
there will be no charge for parts. You must carry-in or mail-in your product during the warranty period. This
warranty only applies to products purchased and serviced in the United States or Puerto Rico. This warranty
is extended only to the original purchaser of a new product which was not sold "as is". A purchase receipt or
other proof of the original purchase date is required for warranty service.
Carry-In or Mail-In Service
For Carry-In or Mail-In Service in the United States and Puerto Rico call 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or visit
Panasonic Web Site: http://www.panasonic.com
Limited Warranty Limits And Exclusions
This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship, and DOES NOT COVER
glass, plastic parts, temperature probes(if included) and normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage. The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor, or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, bug infestation, mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments, misadjustment of consumer controls, improper maintenance, power line surge, lightning damage, modification, or commercial use
(such as in a hotel, office, restaurant, or other business), rental use of the product, service by anyone other
than a Factory Service center or other Authorized Servicer, or damage that is attributable to acts of God.
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED UNDER “LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE". THE WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. (As examples, this excludes damages for lost time, cost of having someone remove or re-install an
installed unit if applicable, or travel to and from the servicer. The items listed are not exclusive, but are for
illustration only.) ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on
how long an implied warranty lasts, so the exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have others rights which vary from state to
state. If a problem with this product develops during or after the warranty period, you may contact your dealer or Service center. If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to the warrantor's
Consumer Affairs Department at the addresses listed for the warrantor.
PARTS AND SERVICE WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY ARE YOUR
RESPONSIBILITY.
Customer Services Directory (U.S.A and Puerto Rico)
Obtain Product Information and Operating Assistance; locate your nearest Dealer or service center;
purchase Parts and Accessories; or make Customer Service and Literature requests by visiting our
Web Site at: http://www.panasonic.com/help
or, contact us via the web at: http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo
You may also contact us directly at: 1-800-211-PANA(7262),
Monday-Friday 9 am-9 pm; Saturday-Sunday 10 am-7 pm, EST.
For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855
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QUICK GUIDE TO OPERATION
Feature
To set
Clock
(☛page 11)
How to Operate
Thru
Press once.
Enter time of day.
To Use Child
To Set:
Safety Lock
(☛page 11)
To Cancel:
Press 3 times.
To set
Thru
Power and Time
(☛page 12) Press to select Power Level. Set cooking time.
To cook using
Quick Min
(☛page 12)
Press once.
Press once. Set keep warm time. (up to 30 min.)
Press once.
or
Select weight.
To defrost using
Inverter Turbo
Defrost
(☛page 14)
Optional.
Press once.
Thru
Press once.
To reheat using
Auto Reheat
(☛page 16)
To Set
Stand Time
(☛page 20)
Press once.
Thru
To cook using
Popcorn
(☛page 13)
To use as a
Kitchen Timer
(☛page 20)
Press 3 times.
(up to 10 min.)
To use
Keep Warm
(☛page 12)
To cook using
Auto Cook
(☛page 16)
Press once.
Set weight.
Press once.
or
Press once.
Optional.
Press once.
e.g.
or
Select food.
Optional.
Select
serving/weight.
Press once.
Thru
Press once.
Input up to
2-stage cooking
programs.
(
To Set
Delay Start
(☛page 20) Press once.
)
Set time.
Press once.
Thru
Press once.
Thru
Set time.
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Set time.
Input up to
2-stage cooking
programs.
(
)
Press once.
Press once.
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Specifications
Model Number:
Power Source:
Power Consumption:
Cooking Power:*
Outside Dimensions
(W x H x D):
Overall Oven Cavity
Dimensions (W x H x D):
Operating Frequency:
Net Weight:
*IEC Test procedure
NN-SF550M
120 V, 60 Hz
9.8 Amps, 1,170 W
1,000 W
7
20 /8 " x 12 13/16 " x 16 15/16 "
(529 mm x 326 mm x 430 mm)
13 15/16 " x 9 1/16 " x 13 5/16 "
(354 mm x 230 mm x 338 mm)
2,450 MHz
Approx. 26.5 lbs. (12 kg)
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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User’s Record
The serial number of this product may
be found on the left side of the control
panel. You should note the model
number and the serial number of this
oven in the space provided and retain
this book as a permanent record of
your purchase for future reference.
Model No. __________________
Serial No. __________________
Date of Purchase ____________
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,
Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way
Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
Panasonic Home Appliances Microwave Oven (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
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