25 Litre Stainless Steel Microwave K25JSS11

25 Litre Stainless Steel Microwave
K25JSS11
instruction manual
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contents
unpacking............................................................................................................................. 4
getting ready ....................................................................................................................... 5
introducing microwave cooking........................................................................................ 6
cooking with a microwave.................................................................................................................6
checking your cooking utensils.........................................................................................................7
using aluminium foil in your microwave............................................................................................7
microwave heating categories..........................................................................................................8
steam................................................................................................................................................9
condensation....................................................................................................................................9
product overview............................................................................................................... 10
the main unit...................................................................................................................................10
the control panel.............................................................................................................................10
checking your microwave.................................................................................................11
clock setting...................................................................................................................... 12
setting the child lock......................................................................................................... 13
microwave cooking........................................................................................................... 14
two-stage cooking............................................................................................................. 15
delay start cooking (programme set in advance)........................................................... 16
auto cooking...................................................................................................................... 17
auto menu.......................................................................................................................................17
auto menu table..............................................................................................................................18
auto reheat......................................................................................................................... 19
potato cooking................................................................................................................... 20
defrosting........................................................................................................................... 21
defrost by weight.............................................................................................................................21
defrost by time................................................................................................................................21
quick start cooking........................................................................................................... 22
querying the cooking function......................................................................................... 23
to find out the current cooking setting.............................................................................................23
to find out the preset time...............................................................................................................23
cleaning your microwave................................................................................................. 24
frequently asked questions.............................................................................................. 25
specification...................................................................................................................... 26
safety warnings................................................................................................................. 27
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Thank you for purchasing your new Kenwood Microwave.
These operating instructions will help you use it properly and safely.
We recommend that you spend some time reading this instruction manual in
order that you fully understand all the operational features it offers.
Read all the safety instructions carefully before use and keep this instruction
manual for future reference.
unpacking
Remove all packaging from the unit. Retain the packaging. If you dispose of it please do so
according to local regulations.
The following items are included:
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The Main Unit
Glass Turntable Plate x 1
P.N.: 252100500013
Turntable Support x 1
P.N.: 262200200007
Instruction Manual x 1
P.N.: 261800309829
If items are missing, or damaged please contact Partmaster (UK only).
Tel: 0844 800 3456 for assistance.
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getting ready
This microwave is designed for domestic use. It should not be used for commercial catering.
1. After unpacking your microwave, check that it has not been damaged whilst in the box. Make
sure there are no dents on the microwave, and the door closes properly. A dented or damaged
microwave could allow microwave energy to escape.
Make sure that you have taken all the packaging from inside the microwave. Please dispose of
the plastic wrappings or bags safely and keep out of the reach of babies and young children.
30cm
10cm
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2. Choose a flat work surface for your
microwave away from heat sources such
as radiators or fires and away from cold
areas. You should allow a 10cm space all
around the microwave and 30cm above so
that warm air can escape from the vents
during cooking – This microwave is not
designed to be built in.
3. Plug your microwave into a standard
household electrical socket. Avoid using a
socket that also has an adaptor and other
equipment plugged in. Do not use a multiadaptor.
4. Put the turntable support inside the
microwave and place the glass turntable
plate on top of the support. The turntable
support is shaped to sit securely on the
spindle. You must always use the turntable
plate and support whenever you use the
microwave.
5. To protect your work surface, we
recommend that you fix some nonslip cushion pads (not included) to the
underside of the microwave.
Remove the turntable plate and
turntable support before turning the
microwave upside down.
Underside View
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introducing microwave cooking
Always remember the basic safeguards you would follow when using any cooking equipment or
handling hot food.
See below for basic guidelines in microwave cooking.
If you are unfamiliar with using a microwave, refer to the back of this instruction booklet for more
information.
cooking with a microwave
• Cooking with a microwave is much faster than conventional cooking and, whilst you should
make sure that food is fully cooked, you should be careful not to overcook it.
• Microwave energy can heat unevenly so stirring to distribute heat is very important. Always stir
from the outside, inwards.
• If you are cooking a number of individual foods at the same time, such as baked potatoes or
small cakes, arrange them evenly on the turntable plate so that they cook evenly. Never stack
food in your microwave.
• Turn larger foods such as meat roasts and poultry during cooking so that the top and bottom
cook evenly. It is also recommended to turn pieces of meat or poultry, especially if they have not
been deboned.
• Meat and poultry which is cooked for 15 minutes or more will brown lightly in it’s own fat.
Anything cooked for a shorter time can be brushed with a browning sauce to give an appetising
colour.
• Strips of aluminium foil can be used to cover the thinner pieces of food to stop them overcooking
before the thicker parts of the food have had a chance to cook. Use the aluminium foil sparingly
and wrap around the food or container carefully to stop it touching the inside of the microwave
which could cause sparks.
• Microwaves cook food using microwave energy that is similar to naturally occurring radio waves.
Normally, these “waves” would fade as they disappeared into the atmosphere but in a microwave
they are concentrated onto food causing it to heat up.
• Microwave energy can not pass through metal – so it can not escape from inside your
microwave – but it can pass through materials like glass, porcelain, plastic, and paper. These
are the things used to make microwave-safe cooking equipment.
• Microwave-safe cooking equipment will still get hot as the
food it contains heats up.
• The microwave energy focuses on the moisture in the food
causing lots of tiny vibrations. The vibrations get so great
that the moisture, and the food heat up.
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checking your cooking utensils
Most heat-resistant, non-metallic cooking utensils are safe to use in your microwave. If you are not
sure you can use a utensil in your microwave, follow this simple test:
1. Put the utensil into the microwave next to a cup of water – use a cup that you know is
microwave safe. Close the door.
2. Turn the microwave on for 30 seconds only.
3. After 30 seconds, carefully check to see if the water has warmed up. If the water has not
warmed up but the utensil has, the utensil is not microwave safe and should not be used in the
microwave.
4. Do not use your hands to touch the utensils as it may already be hot.
• Never use equipment made of metal, except aluminium foil in your microwave.
• The microwave energy can not pass through the metal so it bounces off and sparks
against the inside of the microwave.
• Stop the microwave straight away if any equipment does cause sparks.
• Remember that some crockery has a metal trim around the edge. Even this trim can
cause sparks.
• Never use scratched, cracked or damaged glass in a microwave. Damaged glass can
explode.
using aluminium foil in your microwave
It is safe to use aluminium foil in your microwave as long as you follow these safety guidelines.
As with all metals, microwave energy cannot pass through aluminium foil, but provided you keep the
aluminium foil away from the side of the microwave it will not cause sparks and there will not be any
damage to your microwave.
Using aluminium foil is a good way of shielding parts of food that you do not want to cook as quickly
as others – perhaps where the food is narrower and would otherwise overcook.
Place the aluminium foil over the area you want to shield, taking care that the aluminium foil will not
touch the sides of the microwave when the turntable plate rotates. Only use one piece of aluminium
foil at a time so that you do not get sparks between the separate pieces.
Follow these guidelines when using aluminium foil in your microwave:
• Remove aluminium foil lids from containers before using in the microwave. Some lids are made
of card with a aluminium foil covering – these should be removed too. Use a microwave safe
transparent lid if possible.
• Stir food during cooking if the container has a lid or film cover.
• Always use the glass turntable plate.
• Use shallow containers with a large surface area. Do not use containers that are more than
1.25in (3.5cm) deep.
• Use gloves when handling hot aluminium foil containers.
• Do not completely cover food with aluminium foil. The microwave energy cannot pass through
the aluminium foil so the food will not cook.
• Do not let aluminium foil touch the inside of the microwave.
• Do not use more than one piece of aluminium foil in the microwave at the same time.
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microwave heating categories
Your microwave has been tested and labelled to meet the UK government’s voluntary agreement on the
reheating of pre-cooked food.
The heating characteristics and output power levels of microwaves are usually calculated using a relatively
large portion of food (a 1000 gram load, IEC 60705) but many packs of pre-cooked food are sold in smaller
packs, often about 350 grams.
The UK government, in partnership with food companies and microwave manufacturers, have set up a
system of heating categories to help you choose the reheating time for pre-cooked food.
900W
E
900W (IEC 60705) is the output power of the
microwave.
E is the heating category for your microwave.
Check the cooking times for category E on the
food’s packaging to see how long it should be
cooked for.
The category, (a letter from A to E) is designed to help you reheat small quantities of food such as
microwave ready meals.
The label given above and also on the oven door gives the heating category and output power of the
oven.
Microwave ready meals weighing up to 500g (1lb 2oz) should have cooking instructions for heating
categories A to E. Follow the instructions for the letter that corresponds to the heating category of the
oven.
The higher the output power and heating category of the oven the less heating time is required. This is
shown in the diagrams below:
Less heating time required
Oven Output Power
600 700 800 900 1000 Watts
More heating time required
Less heating time required
Oven Output Category
A B C D E
More heating time required
Start cooking at the lowest recommended time, and add more time if necessary. The
moisture content of food can vary, ensure food is cooked thoroughly all the way to the
centre before serving.
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steam
When you microwave food, steam is created as water in the food heats up and evaporates.
The steam formed during microwave cooking is entirely safe. It has to escape from the microwave
to prevent pressure from building up inside the microwave. It does this through the vents on the
back of the microwave and from around the door.
condensation
As the steam cools, you may find that condensation
gathers in small pools inside your microwave and on
the work surface beneath the door and vents. Always
dry the microwave after cooking foods with a high
moisture content.
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Your microwave is designed to let steam escape from
the vents and around the door without microwave
energy escaping. There is no danger of microwave
energy escaping with the steam.
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product overview
the main unit
control panel
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door handle
the control panel
LED display
Shows the clock,
cooking time and setting.
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microwave button
Use this button to select the
microwave function.
potato
auto reheat button
Use this button to quickly set
cooking times for certain foods.
weight/time defrost
clock / pre-set button
Use this button to set the clock
and to preset cooking time.
stop/clear
weight / time defrost button
Use this button to defrost food
by weight or by time.
clock/pre-set
stop / clear button
Use this button to stop cooking
and clear cooking settings.
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start / +30sec / confirm button
Use this button to quick start
cooking by increments of 30
seconds. Each press adds 30
seconds. Use this button to also
start/restart cooking.
potato button
Use this button to select the
cooking function for potatoes.
auto reheat
timer / weight / auto menu dial
Turn this dial anti-clockwise to
set time and turn clockwise to
set food weight or to choose the
auto menu programmes.
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checking your microwave
Check your microwave after unpacking.
For your safety, the microwave
stops if the door is opened during
cooking. Close the door and press
the start/+30sec/confirm button to
continue the cooking cycle.
1. Pull the handle to open the door.
2. Place a cup of water on the glass turntable
plate. Make sure the cup is microwave-safe
(it should not have any decorative metal
trim).
3. Close the door.
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4. Press the stop/clear button to clear any
settings that have already been made.
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5. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button
to start a simple 30-second microwave
cooking cycle and that allows you to check
the operation of the microwave.
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6. When the cooking cycle has finished, the
water should be hot (be careful when you
take the cup out of the microwave). Press
the stop/clear button to clear any settings.
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clock setting
When the microwave is connected to the mains power, the LED display will show “0:00”, and the
microwave will sound once. Please ensure that you have set the clock prior to use.
Please follow the steps below to set the clock.
1. Press the clock/pre-set button, the hour
digits will flash.
2. Turn the timer/weight/auto menu dial to
adjust the hour digits. The input time should
be within 0-23.
3. Press clock/pre-set button, the minute
digits will flash.
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4. Turn the timer/weight/auto menu dial to
adjust the minute digits. The input time
should be within 0-59.
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clock/pre-set
5. Press the clock/pre-set dial to finish clock
setting.
“:” will start flashing and the time will
illuminate.
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the stop/clear button is pressed
or if there is no operation within 1
minute, the microwave will go back
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• If the clock needs to be reset,
please repeat steps 1 to 3.
• To find out the current time while
the microwave is operating, press
the clock/pre-set button. It will last
for 2-3 seconds and then return to
its original display.
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setting the child lock
This feature prevents the electronic operation of the microwave by locking the operation of the
control panel until you have cancelled it.
Please follow the steps below to set the child lock.
1. Press the stop/cancel button for 5 seconds
and a long tone will sound. The child lock
indicator will illuminate on the LED display
to indicate the microwave has set the child
lock.
2. To release the child lock, press the stop/
cancel button again for 5 seconds and
a long tone will sound. The child lock
indicator will disappear from the LED
display to indicate that the microwave has
released the child lock.
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microwave cooking
For simple microwave cooking, follow the steps below.
For instance: If you want to use 80% microwave power to cook for 20 minutes.
1. Press the microwave button once and the
LED display will show “P100”. Press the
microwave button repeatedly until the LED
display shows “P80”.
Alternatively, after you press the
microwave button once, you can turn
the timer/weight/auto menu dial to
change the power level.
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2. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button to
confirm the microwave power level.
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3. Turn the timer/weight/auto menu dial to
adjust cooking time until the LED display
shows “20:00”.
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4. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button to
confirm and start cooking.
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5. Press the stop/clear button once to stop
the cooking. Press the stop/clear button
again to cancel the setting.
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Microwave Button Control
Order
LED Display Microwave Power
1
P100
100%
2
P 80
80%
3
P 50
50%
4
P 30
30%
5
P 10
10%
• When removing food from the
microwave, please esure that the
microwave has stopped.
• Operating the microwave without
food in it can result in overheating
and damage the magnetron.
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two-stage cooking
For two-stage cooking, please follow the steps below.
For instance: If you want to defrost your food for 5 minutes and then to cook it with 80% microwave
power for 7 minutes.
You can set a maximum of 2 stages for two-stage cooking. If defrosting is among one of
the stages, then it will be set as the first stage. Auto cooking , quick start cooking, potato
cooking and auto reheat are not available in two-stage cooking.
1. Press the weight/time defrost button
twice to initiate the two-stage cooking with
defrost as the first stage. The LED display
will show “dEF2”.
2. Turn the timer/weight/auto menu dial to
adjust defrosting time until the LED display
shows “5:00”.
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Do not press the start/+30sec/confirm
button at this stage.
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3. Press the microwave button repeatedly
until the LED display shows “P80”.
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4. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button to
confirm the microwave power level.
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Alternatively, after you press the
microwave button once, you can turn
the timer/weight/auto menu dial to
change the power level.
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5. Turn the timer/weight/auto menu dial to
adjust cooking time until the LED display
shows “7:00”.
6. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button to
confirm and start cooking. The microwave
will sound once to indicate that it has
started the defrosting count down. The
microwave will sound again as it starts the
microwave cooking (the second stage).
Upon completion the microwave will sound
five times.
7. Press the stop/clear button once to stop
the cooking. Press the stop/cancel button
again to cancel the setting.
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delay start cooking (programme set in advance)
For delay start cooking, please follow the steps below.
For instance: If the current time is 12 o’clock (noon) and you want to cook it with 80% microwave
power for 5 minutes at 1:30 o’clock in the afternoon.
You can set a maximum of 2 stages for delay start cooking, defrost cannot be set as one of
those stages. Ensure the clock is set and the door is closed prior to setting the programme.
1. Press the microwave button once and the
LED display will show “P100”. Press the
microwave button repeatedly until the LED
display shows “P80”.
Alternatively, after you press the
microwave button once, you can turn
the timer/weight/auto menu dial to
change the power level.
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Press the start/+30sec/confirm button to
confirm the microwave power level.
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2. Turn the timer/weight/auto menu dial to
adjust cooking time until the LED display
shows “5:00”.
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3. Press the clock/pre-set button to preset
the starting time for the cooking. The hour
digits will flash first. Turn the timer/weight/
auto menu dial to adjust the starting time
until the LED display shows “13:00”.
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4. Press the clock/pre-set button to preset
the starting time for the cooking. The
minute digits will flash first. Turn the timer/
weight/auto menu dial to adjust the
starting time until the LED display shows
“13:30”.
5. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button to
complete the setting and
will flash. The
microwave will sound when the count down
reaches the starting time and cooking will
start automatically.
To find out the preset time, press the
clock/pre-set button once while the
microwave is still in the preset state. It
will last for 2-3 seconds and then return
to its original display.
6. Press the stop/clear button once to stop
the cooking. Press the stop/cancel button
again to cancel the setting.
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auto cooking
This feature allows you to cook most of your food based on the food category and the weight. Select
the category and choose the weight of your food. For quick reference of the cooking time and the
weight, please refer to the auto menu table.
auto menu
1. Turn the timer/weight/auto menu
dial clockwise to select the auto menu
programme required. The LED display will
show “A-1” to “A-8”.
2. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button to
confirm.
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3. Turn the timer/weight/auto menu dial
to select the weight for your chosen
programme. Please refer to the auto menu
table for information.
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4. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button to
confirm and start cooking.
clock/pre-set
stop/clear
5. Press the stop/clear button once to stop
the cooking. Press the stop/clear button
again to cancel the setting.
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For instance: If you want to cook 350g of fish
using auto menu program. Please follow the
steps below.
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1. Turn the timer/weight/auto menu
dial clockwise to select the auto menu
programme for fish. The LED display will
show “A-5”.
2. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button to
confirm.
3. Turn the timer/weight/auto menu dial to
select the weight of your fish until the LED
display shows “350”.
4. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button to
confirm and start cooking.
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The density and thickness of food can affect its cooking time. Ensure all food is piping hot
and cooked thoroughly before serving. It is essential that food is checked during and after
the recommended cooking time, even if auto menu was used.
auto menu table
Menu
Weight
Display
Cooking
Time
A-1
pizza
200g
200g
1’20”
400g
400g
2’30”
200g
200g
4’00”
400g
400g
6’30”
600g
600g
9’00”
800g
800g
11’30”
250g
250g
4’00”
350g
350g
5’30”
450g
450g
6’50”
200g
200g
2’50”
300g
300g
4’10”
400g
400g
5’30”
250g
250g
4’20”
350g
350g
6’00”
450g
450g
7’30”
50g
50g
17’00”
50g of pasta
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450ml of Cold Water
100g
100g
20’00”
100g of pasta
+
800ml of Cold Water
200ml
200ML
2’00”
400ml
400ML
4’00”
550g
550g
9’00”
50g of oats
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500ml of Water
1100g
1100g
14’00”
100g of oats
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1000ml of Water
A-2
chicken
pieces
A-3
meat
A-4
vegetables
(fresh)
A-5
fish
Comments
This setting is designed for re-heating
cooked pizza slices (not frozen pizza).
Make sure food is cooked thoroughly
before consuming. Additional cooking
time may be required for thicker pieces
of chicken.
Make sure food is cooked thoroughly
before consuming. Additional cooking
time may be required for thicker pieces
of meat.
Only use suitable microwavable
containers and cling film in the
microwave.
Check the cooking regularly to make
sure the water does not boil over.
Make sure food is cooked thoroughly
before consuming. Additional cooking
time may be required for thicker pieces
of fish.
A-6
pasta
A-7
soup
Only use suitable
microwavable
containers and
cling film in the
microwave.
Check the cooking
regularly to make
sure the water
does not boil over.
Only use suitable microwavable containers
and cling film in the microwave. Pierce
the film with a fork before cooking.
A-8
porridge
Only use suitable
microwavable
containers and
cling film in the
microwave.
Check the cooking
regularly to make
sure the water
does not boil over.
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auto reheat
This feature allows you to quickly reheat your food based on the weight with 100% microwave
power. Please follow the steps below.
1. Press the auto reheat button once, and
the LED display will show “200”. Press
the auto reheat button again to increase
by another 200g. You may increase the
cooking weight up to 600g.
Alternatively, after you press the auto
reheat button once, you can turn the
timer/weight/auto menu dial to change
the food weight.
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2. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button to
confirm and start cooking.
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3. Press the stop/clear button once to stop
the cooking. Press the stop/clear button
again to cancel the setting.
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potato cooking
This feature allows you to cook potatoes based on their weight. Please follow the steps below.
1. Press the potato button once, and the LED
display will show “200”. Press the potato
button again to increase by another 200g.
You may increase the cooking weight up to
600g.
Alternatively, after you press the potato
button once, you can turn the timer/
weight/auto menu dial to change the
weight of your potato.
microwave
potato
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auto reheat
2. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button to
confirm and start cooking.
weight/time defrost
clock/pre-set
3. Press the stop/clear button once to stop
the cooking. Press the stop/clear button
again to cancel the setting.
stop/clear
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start
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+30sec/confirm
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Cooking
Time
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200g
200
4’40”
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400g
400
7’30”
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600g
600
9’10”
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Weight
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Potato Button Control
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defrosting
This feature allows you to defrost your frozen foods simply by entering the weight or time.
defrost by weight
1. Press the weight/time defrost button once
and the LED display will show “dEF1”.
2. Turn the timer/weight/auto menu dial to
adjust the weight of your food.
3. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button to
start defrosting.
microwave
4. Press the stop/clear button once to stop
the defrosting. Press the stop/clear button
again to cancel the setting.
potato
auto reheat
weight/time defrost
defrost by time
stop/clear
1. Press the weight/time defrost button twice
and the LED display will show “dEF2”.
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start
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tim
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3. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button to
start defrosting.
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2. Turn the timer/weight/auto menu dial to
adjust the defrosting time.
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clock/pre-set
2
4. Press the stop/clear button once to stop
the defrosting. Press the stop/clear button
again to cancel the setting.
• Large items may be frozen in the centre. To ensure even thawing, turn them over from
time to time and break them into smaller pieces during defrosting.
• You will need to press the stop/clear button once to hold the defrosting programme and
open the door. After you rotate the food, you need to press the start/+30sec/confirm
button to re-start defrosting.
• Place roasts fat-side down or whole poultry breast-side down.
• Drain liquids during defrosting as the juices from food can get hot and cook the food.
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quick start cooking
This feature allows you to quickly cook your food for 30 seconds with 100% microwave power.
Please follow the steps below.
1. Press the start/+30sec/confirm button
to start the quick start cooking. Press the
start/+30sec/confirm button again to
increase by another 30 seconds. You may
increase the cooking time up to 95 minutes.
Alternatively, turn the timer/weight/
auto menu dial anti-clockwise to set
cooking time with 100% microwave
power first. Then, press the
start/+30sec/confirm button to start
cooking.
microwave
potato
auto reheat
weight/time defrost
clock/pre-set
2. Press the stop/clear button once to stop
cooking. Press the stop/clear button again
to cancel the setting.
2
start
1
u
tim
en
er
+30sec/confirm
i g h t aut o
we
m
This feature is also applicable
during microwave cooking and time
defrosting.
stop/clear
1
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querying the cooking function
This feature allows you to check and view the current cooking settings.
to find out the current cooking setting
1. Press the microwave button once and the
LED display will show the current cooking
power while the microwave is in microwave,
cooking. It will last for 3 seconds and then
return to its original display.
microwave
1
potato
auto reheat
weight/time defrost
clock/pre-set
stop/clear
start
en
u
tim
m
er
+30sec/confirm
i g h t aut o
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cleaning your microwave
Cleaning your microwave each time you use it will help to prevent a build up of stubborn marks that
can be difficult to clean.
Unplug your microwave from the mains and wait for it to completely cool down before cleaning.
On the right hand side wall of the cavity is the wave guide cover. Microwaves are passed through
this to enable your food to cook. It is important that this wave guide cover is kept clean at all times.
Wipe it with mild detergent and water and leave to dry.
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6
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The microwave walls have a special enamel
coating which makes cleaning very easy.
Use a soft damp cloth to wipe off any
splashes or a paper towel to mop up any
spills. Wipe off grease with a damp cloth
and a little detergent. Dry thoroughly. If
grease is left to accumulate, it can smoke
and even catch fire.
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Make sure you keep the outlet grids clean.
3
Keep the front of the microwave clean so
that the door can close properly.
4
Be careful not to spill water into the vents.
5
Do not remove the wave guide cover: It is
important to keep cover clean in the same
manner as the inside of the microwave. If
grease is left to accumulate, it can smoke
and even catch fire.
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Keep the inside of the door clean with a
damp cloth. Use warm soapy water for
stubborn marks and dry thoroughly. The
inside of the door has a special coating and
must not be cleaned with abrasive pads or
cleaning powders.
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Clean behind the door ledge.
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Use warm soapy water to clean the outside
of the microwave. Do not use abrasive
buttons or powders that could scratch the
surface.
9
Unplug the microwave before cleaning the
power lead and the microwave. Wipe with a
damp cloth and leave to dry before plugging
it back in.
10 Treat the glass turntable plate as you would
any glass plate. After you have used it
for more than 15 minutes, allow it to cool
down before you use it again. Do not wash
the glass turntable plate in very hot water,
doing so could crack it. Wash the turntable
support in warm water. Do not use very
hot water which could make it warp. Make
sure the glass turntable plate and turntable
support are dry before you put them back in
the microwave.
Do not remove any fixed parts from
the inside of your microwave during
cleaning or at any other time.
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frequently asked questions
If a problem does occur, it may often be due to something very minor. The following Q & A may be
able to resolve the problem.
Questions
Answers
Why doesn’t the food seem to
cook?
Check that:
•the cooking time has been set
•the door is closed
•the mains socket is not overloaded causing the fuse to blow.
Why does the food seem
undercooked or overcooked?
Check that:
•the correct cooking time has been set
•the correct power setting has been used.
How can I stop eggs from popping?
When you bake or poach eggs in the microwave, the yolk can
sometimes pop as steam builds up inside it. You can stop the egg
from popping by piercing the yolk with a toothpick before cooking.
Never cook eggs that are still in their shells.
Why is it so important that I allow
standing time after cooking?
With microwave cooking, many foods build up enough heat inside
them to continue cooking even after they’ve been taken out of the
microwave. Because microwave cooking works from the outside
of food inwards, standing time lets you cook the centre of the
food without the outside being overcooked.
Why does my microwave
sometimes take longer to cook than
it says in the recipe?
First check that the microwave was set just as the recipe said.
Cooking times and heat settings are suggestions to help
prevent overcooking but differences in the weight, size, shape
and starting temperature of food will all affect how long it takes
to cook – just as it does with a conventional oven. Use your
judgement along with the recipe to check whether the food has
been cooked properly.
Why do I get condensation on the
inside of the door?
Condensation is perfectly normal, especially when you are
cooking food with a high moisture content such as potatoes.
Does the microwave energy get
through the window on the door?
No. The door has a special metal screen with holes in that lets
you see inside but stops microwave energy from getting out.
Steam comes out of the side of the
door and vents. Can microwave
energy get out too?
No. The door and vents are carefully designed to let steam out
during cooking but keep microwave energy in. The gaps are not
big enough for microwave energy to escape.
What happens if the microwave is
switched on while the microwave is
empty?
The microwave will be damaged. Do not switch the microwave
on when there’s nothing inside the microwave. It is a good idea
to keep a cup of water in the microwave just in case someone
accidentally starts the microwave.
Why doesn’t the microwave’s light
illuminate?
Open the door. If the light does not illuminate, the bulb has
probably blown. Call a qualified technician – do not try to change
the bulb yourself.
There are sparks inside the
microwave when I use the
microwave. Will this cause any
damage?
Yes. Make sure that you are not using any metal utensils and that
your containers don’t have a metal trim. You must not use metal
in your microwave when you cook (except aluminium foil).
Light is showing through the vents
and door. Does this mean the
microwave energy can escape?
No. It is normal for the light to be visible and is nothing to be
concerned about.
Why do I get interference on
my TV and radio when I use the
microwave?
Microwaves use radio waves similar to those received by TVs
and radios. You can lessen the interference by moving your
microwave further away from the TV or radio.
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specification
Model
K25JSS11
Input
230 - 240V~ 50Hz
Microwave Output
850 - 900 Watts
Microwave Frequency
2450MHz
Outside Dimensions
(width x deep x height)
513mm x 425mm x 305mm
Power consumption
Microwave Input
1400 - 1450 Watts
Complies with EC directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC.
We continually strive to improve our products. Features and specifications may change without prior
notice.
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safety warnings
general safety
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Switch off and unplug before fitting or removing tools/attachments, after use and before cleaning.
Keep your fingers away from moving parts and fitted attachments.
Never use a damaged appliance.
Never operate the appliance when it is empty.
Keep the mains cable out of reach from children.
Keep the unit, mains cable and plug away from water.
Never exceed the maximum capacities.
When using an attachment, read the accompanying safety instructions.
Take care when lifting this appliance as it is heavy.
You should always have your appliance checked by a qualified technician if it has been dropped
or damaged to ensure it is safe to use.
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for
their safety.
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
• Only use the appliance for its intended domestic use.
maintenance of your microwave
warning : It is hazardous for anyone other than a qualified technician to carry out any service or repair
operation which involves the removal of a cover that gives protection against exposure to microwave
energy.
warning : If the door or door seals are damaged, the microwave must not be operated until it has
been repaired by a qualified technician.
• If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug the microwave and keep the door closed in order to
stifle any flames.
• If the mains cable is damaged, it must be replaced by a service agent or a qualified technician.
• If you have a pacemaker, please contact your doctor before using a microwave.
microwave use
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This microwave is not intended for commercial use.
It should never be used for drying clothes or for other non-food purposes.
The microwave should not be left unattended when in use.
The temperature of accessible surfaces may be high when the microwave is operating.
To prevent high moisture content gathering inside the microwave cavity, open the door
immediately after the cooking function has stopped to allow steam to escape.
Only use utensils that are suitable for microwave use.
Care should be taken when using paper, plastic, wooden or other combustible materials in the
microwave as they can catch fire.
Oil & fat for deep frying should not be heated in the microwave.
Only use cling film designed for microwave use and take extra care when removing the film to
avoid steam burns.
Only heat popcorn that has been designed for microwave use.
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cooking use
• As the power of different microwaves can vary considerably, care must be taken when first using
this microwave as it may cook faster than expected.
• Do not leave the microwave unattended during use.
• Take care when cooking food with a high sugar or fat content, such as Christmas pudding or
fruitcake. The sugar or fat can overheat and in some cases catch fire.
warning : Only allow children to use the microwave without supervision when adequate instructions
have given so that the child is able to use the microwave in a safe way and understands the
hazards of improper use; DO NOT assume that because a child has mastered one cooking skill he/
she can cook everything without close supervision. The microwave MUST NOT be treated nor used
like a toy.
fire!
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the event of fire:
Keep the microwave door closed.
Turn off the power.
Unplug the microwave from the mains power.
first aid
Treat scalding by:
• Quickly placing the scald under cold running water for at least 10 minutes.
• Cover with a clean dry dressing. Do not use creams, oils or lotions.
cleaning your microwave
The microwave should be cleaned regularly and food deposits removed. Failure to maintain
the microwave in a clean condition can affect the life of the microwave and possibly result in a
hazardous situation. (See cleaning your microwave)
do not use these in your microwave
• Metal objects are not to be used in the microwave. These include:
- Metal cooking utensils.
- Metal plates or trays
- Wine twist ties
- Crockery with metal trims
- Meat thermometer
• Never use equipment made of metal, except aluminium foil in your microwave. The microwave
energy cannot pass through the metal so it bounces off and sparks against the inside of the
microwave.
• Stop the microwave straight away if any equipment is causing sparks.
• Remember that some crockery has a metal trim around the edge. Even this trim can cause
sparks.
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containers
warning : Pressure will build up in sealed containers and can cause them to explode. Therefore, do
not use the following in your microwave:
- Sealed containers
- Capped bottles
- Vacuum containers
- Sealed jars
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Eggs in their shells
- Nuts
• Always pierce the skin of fruit and vegetables, such as potatoes.
• Never use scratched, cracked or damaged glass in a microwave. Damaged glass can explode.
• When heating food in plastic or paper containers, keep an eye on the microwave due to the
possibility of ignition.
delayed boiling
Liquids heated in a microwave can boil up when removing them from the microwave.
Take the following precautions :
• Always stir liquids, before and after cooking.
• Allow them to stand.
• Use containers that are wider at the top than at the bottom.
preparing food for babies
Extra care must be taken when preparing food or drink for babies and small children.
• Always test the food or liquid temperature before feeding it to the baby.
• When using a baby bottle, ensure the teat is removed before heating.
• When warming milk, ensure the bottle is shaken.
caution!
hot surface
During cooking the outer surface will become hot. Do not touch the outer casing of the
microwave. Care should be taken not to store any items on top of your microwave.
earthing instructions
warning: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
• This appliance is equipped with a mains cable having an earthed plug.
• The plug must be plugged into an appropriate mains socket that is installed and
earthed in accordance with all local standards and requirements.
warning!
• Improper connection of the appliance-earthing conductor can result in a risk of an
electric shock.
• Check with a qualified electrician or service representative if you are in doubt
whether the appliance is properly earthed.
• Never modify the plug provided with the appliance.
• If the plug does not fit properly in the mains socket, have a qualified electrician
install a proper mains socket.
• The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or
separate remote-control system.
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NOTE: If you require a replacement for any of the items listed below, please quote their
corresponding part numbers:
Replacement Part
Part Number
Glass Turntable Plate
252100500013
Turntable Support
262200200007
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buy electrical spares and accessories. With over 1
million spares and accessories available we can
deliver direct to your door the very next day. Visit www.partmaster.co.uk or call
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This symbol on the product or in the instructions means that your
electrical and electronic equipment should be disposed at the
end of its life separately from your household waste. There are
separate collection systems for recycling in the EU.
For more information, please contact the local authority or your
retailer where you purchased the product.
DSG Retail Limited is responsible for after sales service.
If you have a query about the product please contact our product support line
0844 561 6263 (Currys).
DSG Retail Ltd • Maylands Avenue • Hemel Hempstead • Herts • HP2 7TG • England
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