Use & Care Guide Manual de Uso y Cuidado English / Español Models/Modelos: 721.8506* Microwave Oven HORNO DE MICROONDAS * = color number, número de color P/No.: MFL56516413 Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. www.kenmore.com www.sears.com Table Of Contents Warranty .................................................................... 2 Sears Service ............................................................. 3 Microwave Oven Safety ............................................ 4 Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven .................... 7 How Your Microwave Oven Works ............................... 7 Radio Interference ............................................................ 7 For the Best Cooking Results ........................................... 7 Cookware Guide ............................................................... 8 Operating Safety Precautions ........................................ 8 Electrical Connection ........................................................ 8 Speciﬁcations .................................................................... 9 Microwave Oven Features .............................................. 9 Control Panel Features ............................................10-11 Microwave Cooking Tips ..................................... 12-13 Using Your Microwave Oven ....................................14 Audible Signals ...............................................................14 Interrupting Cooking .......................................................14 Clock ............................................................................... 14 Control Lock .................................................................... 14 Vent Fan ............................................................................15 Kitchen Timer ...................................................................15 Vent Delay Oﬀ ................................................................15 Cooktop Light ...................................................................15 Turntable On/Oﬀ ...........................................................16 1 lb Defrost ......................................................................16 Add 30 SEC .....................................................................16 Timed Cooking .............................................................. 16 Two-stage Cooking .........................................................17 Metal Rack .......................................................................17 Microwave Power Levels ................................................18 Auto Defrost ....................................................................19 Auto Defrost Table .................................................. 20-21 Defrosting Tips ................................................................22 Warm & Hold ..................................................................22 Soften/Melt .....................................................................23 Soften Table ................................................................... 23 Melt Table ........................................................................23 Using Sensor Cooking .....................................................24 Smart Touch Sensor Cooking Table ..............................25 Auto Cook .........................................................................26 Sensor reheat ...................................................................26 Understanding TrueCookPlus® ..................................27 Using TrueCookPlus® ............................................... 28 Caring for Your Microwave Oven ............................ 29 Caring for the Filters ............................................... 30-31 Replacing the Cooktop and Oven Lights ............. 31-32 Questions and Answers .......................................... 33 Troubleshooting ....................................................... 34 Service ........................................................Back Cover 2 Combination Warranty One Year Limited Warranty When installed, operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME to arrange for free repair. This warranty covers only defects in material and workmanship. Sears will NOT pay for: 1. Expendable items that can wear out from normal use, including but not limited to filters, belts, light bulbs, and bags. 2. A service technician to instruct the user in correct product installation, operation or maintenance. 3. A service technician to clean or maintain this product. 4. Damage to or failure of this product if it is not installed, operated or maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product. 5. Damage to or failure of this product resulting from accident, abuse, misuse or use for other than its intended purpose. 6. Damage to or failure of this product caused by the use of detergents, cleaners, chemicals or utensils other than those recommended in all instructions supplied with the product. 7. Damage to or failure of parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to this product. Disclaimer of implied warranties; limitation of remedies: Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be product repair as provided herein. Implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law. Sears shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some states and provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness, so these exclusions or limitations may not apply to you. This warranty applies only while this appliance is used in the United States and Canada. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Sears Canada Inc.,Toronto,Ontario,Canada M5B 2B8 Sears Service Master Protection Agreement Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Kenmore® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require preventive maintenance or repair from time to time. The Master Protection Agreement also helps extend the life of your new product. Here’s what the Agreement* includes: Parts and labor needed to help keep products operating properly under normal use, not just defects. Our coverage goes well beyond the product warranty. No deductibles, no functional failure excluded from coverage - real protection. Expert service by a force of more than 10,000 authorized Sears service technicians, which means someone you can trust, will be working on your product. Unlimited service calls and nationwide service, as often as you want us, whenever you want us. “No-lemon” guarantee - replacement of your covered product if four or more product failures occur within twelve months. Product replacement if your covered product can not be fixed. Annual Preventive Maintenance Check at your request - no extra charge. Fast help by phone - we call it Rapid Resolution - phone support from a Sears representative on all products. Think of us as a “talking owner’s manual.” Power surge protection against electrical damage due to power fluctuations. $250 Food Loss Protection annually for any food spoilage that is the result of mechanical failure of any covered refrigerator or freezer. Rental reimbursement if repair of your covered product takes longer than promised. 10% discount off the regular price of any non-covered repair service and related installed parts. Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call anytime, day or night, or schedule a service appointment online. The Master Protection Agreement is a risk free purchase. If you cancel for any reason during the product warranty period, we will provide a full refund or a prorated refund anytime after the product warranty period expires. Purchase your Master Protection Agreement today! Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information in the U.S.A. call: 1-800-827-6655. * Coverage in Canada varies on some items. For full details, call Sears Canada: 1-800-361-6665. Sears Installation Service For Sears professional installation of home appliances, garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. or Canada call: 1-800-4-MY-HOME . 3 Microwave Oven Safety Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your microwave oven. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean: DANGER WARNING You will be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow instructions immediately. You can be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow instructions. All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following: WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive microwave energy: • Read all instructions before using the microwave oven. • Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY” found on page 5. • The microwave oven must be grounded. Connect only to properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS” found on page 5. • Install or locate the microwave oven only in accordance with the provided installation instructions. • Some products such as whole eggs in the shell and sealed containers, such as closed jars, can explode and should not be heated in the microwave oven. • Use the microwave oven only for its intended use as described in this manual. • Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in the microwave oven. This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use. • As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children. • Do not operate the microwave oven if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been damaged or dropped. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 4 MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • The microwave oven should be serviced only by qualified service personnel. Call an authorized service company for examination, repair, or adjustment. • See door surface cleaning instructions in the “Caring for Your Microwave Oven” section. • To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity: – Do not overcook food. Carefully attend to the microwave oven when paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking. – Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bags in oven. – If materials inside the oven ignite, keep oven door closed, turn oven off, and disconnect the power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel. – Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in the cavity when not in use. • This Microwave Oven is suitable for use above both gas and electric cooking and equipment. • This Microwave Oven is intended to be used above ranges with a maximum width of 36 inches (91 cm). • Clean Ventilating Hoods frequently - grease should not accumulate on hood or filter. • When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on. • Use care when cleaning the vent-hood filter. Corrosive cleaning agents, such as lye-based oven cleaners, may damage the filter. • Oversized foods or oversized metal utensils should not be inserted in the microwave oven, as they may create a fire or risk of electric shock. • Do not clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces can break off the pad and touch electrical parts, causing a risk of electric shock. • Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave oven when the microwave oven is in operation. • Do not cover or block any openings on the microwave oven. • Do not store this microwave oven outdoors. • Do not use the microwave oven near water - for example, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, or similar location. • Do not immerse cord or plug in water. • Keep cord away from heated surfaces. • Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter. • Do not mount over a sink. • Do not cover racks or any other part of the oven with metal foil. Doing so will cause overheating of the oven. • Liquids such as water, coffee, or tea are able to overheat beyond the boiling point without appearing to be boiling due to surface tension of the liquid. Visible bubbling or boiling when the container is removed from the microwave oven is not always present. This could result in very hot liquids suddenly boiling over when a spoon or other utensil is inserted into the liquid. To reduce the risk of injury to persons: 1) Do not overheat the liquid. 2) Stir the liquid before and halfway through heating it. 3) Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow necks. 4) After heating, allow the container to stand in the microwave oven for a short time before removing the container. 5) Use extreme caution when inserting a spoon or other utensil into the container. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 5 MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY (a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open. Doing so 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 closes 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 for a properly qualified service technician. ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS DANGER Observe all governing codes and ordinances. A 120-Volt, 60-Hz, AC-only, 15 or 20-amp fused electrical supply is required. A time delay fuse is recommended. It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only this appliance, is provided. Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Do not remove ground prong. Do not use an adapter. Do not use an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS • For all cord connected appliances: WARNING: Improper grounding can The microwave oven must be grounded. result in a risk of electric shock. Consult a In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current. The microwave oven 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. Ensure proper ground exists before use qualified electrician or service technician if you do not understand the grounding instructions, or if you wonder whether the appliance is properly grounded. Do not use an extension cord. If the power supply cord is too short, have a qualified electrician or service technician install an outlet near the microwave oven. • For a permanently connected appliance: This appliance has a short power supply cord to reduce the risk of anyone tripping over or becoming entangled in the cord. The microwave oven must be connected to a grounded, metallic, permanent wiring system, or an equipment grounding conductor should be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment grounding terminal or lead on the microwave oven. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 6 Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven This section discusses the concepts behind microwave cooking. It also shows the basics that you need to know in order to operate your microwave oven. Please read this information before using your oven. HOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN WORKS Magnetron Microwave ovens are safe. Microwave energy is not hot. It causes food to make its own heat, and it is this heat that cooks the food. Microwaves are like TV waves, radio waves, or light waves. You cannot see them, but you can see the results of what they do. A magnetron in the microwave oven produces microwaves. The microwaves move into the oven where they contact food as it turns on the turntable. The glass turntable of your microwave oven lets microwaves pass through. The microwaves then bounce off a metal floor, Oven cavit y back through the glass turntable, and are absorbed by the food. Metal floorG lass turntable Microwaves pass through most glass, paper, and plastics without heating them, so food absorbs the energy. Microwaves bounce off metal containers so food does not absorb the energy. RADIO INTERFERENCE Using your microwave oven may cause interference to your radio, TV, or similar equipment. When there is interference, you can reduce it or remove it by: •Cleaning the door and sealing surfaces of the oven. •Adjusting the receiving antenna of the radio or television. •Moving the receiver away from the microwave oven. •Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so that the microwave oven and receiver are on different branch circuits. FOR THE BEST COOKING RESULTS •Always cook food for the shortest cooking time recommended. Check to see how the food is cooking. If needed, touch Add 30 Sec while the oven is operating, or after the cooking cycle is over (see the “Add 30 Sec” section). •Stir, turn over, or rearrange the food being cooked about halfway through the cooking time for all recipes. This will help ensure that the food is evenly cooked. •If you do not have a cover for a dish, use wax paper, or microwave-approved paper towels or plastic wrap. Remember to turn back a corner of the plastic wrap to vent steam during cooking. 7 GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN COOKWARE GUIDE Most heat resistant, nonmetallic cookware is safe for use in your microwave oven. However, to test cookware before using, follow these steps: 1. Place empty cookware in the microwave oven. 2. Measure 1 cup (250ml) of water in a glass measuring cup and place it in the oven beside the cookware. 3. Microwave on 100% power for 1 minute. If the dish is warm, it should not be used for microwave cooking. NOTE: Some dishes (melamine, some ceramic dinnerware, etc.) absorb microwave energy, becoming too hot to handle and slowing cooking time. Cooking in metal containers, not designed for microwave use, could damage the oven, as could containers with hidden metal (twist-ties, foil lining, staples, metallic glaze or trim). OPERATING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS • Never lean or allow a child to swing on the door when it is open. • Use hot pads. Microwave energy does not heat containers, but the heat from the food can make the container hot. • Do not use newspaper or other printed paper in the oven. • Do not dry flowers, fruit, herbs, wood, paper, gourds, or clothes in the oven. • Do not start a microwave oven when it is empty. This may shorten the life-span of the oven. To practice programming, put a container of water in the oven before starting. It is normal for the oven door to look wavy after the oven has been running for a while. • Do not try to melt paraffin wax in the oven. Paraffin wax will not melt in a microwave oven because it allows microwaves to pass through it. • Do not operate the microwave oven unless the glass turntable is securely in place and can rotate freely. The turntable can rotate in either direction. Make sure the turntable is correct-side up in the oven. Handle your turntable with care when removing from the oven to avoid breaking it. • When using a browning dish, the browning dish bottom must be at least 3 ⁄16 inch above the turntable. Follow the directions supplied with the browning dish. • Never cook or reheat a whole egg inside the shell. Steam buildup in whole eggs may cause them to burst, and possibly damage the oven. Slice hard-boiled eggs before heating. In rare cases, poached eggs have been known to explode. Cover poached eggs and allow a standing time of one minute before cutting into them. • For best results, stir any liquid several times during heating or reheating. Liquids heated in certain containers (especially containers shaped like cylinders) may overheat. The liquid may splash during or after heating or when adding ingredients (coffee granules, tea bags, etc.). This can harm you or damage the microwave oven. • Microwaves may not reach the center of a roast. The heat spreads from the outer to the center cooked areas, just as in regular oven cooking. This is one of the reasons for letting some foods (for example, roasts or baked potatoes) stand for a while after cooking, or for stirring some foods during the cooking time. • Do not deep fry in the oven. Microwavable utensils are not suitable and it is difficult to maintain appropriate deep-frying temperatures. • Do not overcook potatoes. At the end of the recommended cooking time, potatoes should be slightly firm because they will continue cooking during standing time. After microwaving, let potatoes stand for 5 minutes. They will finish cooking while standing. ELECTRICAL CONNECTION If your electric power line or outlet voltage is less than 110 volts, cooking times may be longer. Have a qualified electrician check your electrical system. 8 GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN SPECIFICATIONS Power Supply Rated Power Consumption Microwave Output Rated Current Overall Dimensions(WxHxD) Oven Cavity Dimensions(WxHxD) Capacity of Oven Cavity 120V AC, 60 Hz 1700W *1100W 14.0A 7/ 7 1 29 8” x 16 /8” x 15 /8” 5 5 21 /8” x 10 /8” x 15” 2.0 cu.ft *IEC 60705 RATING STANDARD Specifications subject to change without prior notice. MICROWAVE OVEN FEATURES 10 The microwave oven is designed to make your cooking experience as enjoyable and productive as possible. To get you up and running quickly, the following is a list of the oven’s basic features: 1. Metal Shielded Window: The shield prevents microwaves from escaping. It is designed as a screen to allow you to view food as it cooks. 2. Model and Serial Number Plate 3. Cooking Guide Label A B C D A. Turntable B. Hub C. Support D. Shaft 4. Vent Grille 5. Turntable: The turntable turns food as it cooks for even cooking. It must be in the oven during operation for best cooking results. 6. Cooktop Light 7. Grease Filters: See “Caring for the filters” section. 8. Control Panel: Touch the pads on this panel to perform all functions. 9. Charcoal Filter (behind Vent Grille): The turntable reverses rotation each time the microwave oven door is opened and closed. This helps cook food evenly. Do not operate the microwave oven without the turntable in place. 10. Defrost Plate: Enhances defrost performance. To Install: 1. Place the support on the oven cavity bottom. 2. Place the turntable on the support. Fit the raised, curved lines in the center of the turntable bottom between the three spokes of the hub. The rollers on the support should fit inside the turntable bottom ridge. 9 GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL PANEL FEATURES Your microwave oven control panel lets you select the desired cooking function quickly and easily. All you have to do is touch the necessary Command Pad. The following is a list of all the Command and Number Pads located on the control panel. For more information on these features, see the “Using your microwave oven” section. 1 2 3 6 4 5 7 9 8 10 10 11 12 14 15 13 16 17 18 19 22 20 21 GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN 1. Display: The display includes a clock and indicators that show the time of day, cooking time settings, cook powers, quantities, weights and cooking functions selected. 2. Smart Touch Sensor: This pad allows you to cook most of your favorite foods without having to select cooking times and power levels. Choose from Veggies, Popcorn, Potato, Pizza, Sensor Cook, Dinner Plate and Sensor Reheat. 3. Auto Defrost: Touch this pad, followed by Number Pads, to thaw frozen meat by weight. 4. 1 lb Defrost: Touch this pad to express defrost. “ 1.0 Lbs TOUCH START” will appear in the display. 5. Soften/Melt: Touch this pad to soften ice cream, cream cheese or butter and melt chocolate, cheese or butter. 6. Auto Cook: Touch this pad to cook microwavable foods without entering a cook time or power. 7. Time Cook: Touch this pad, followed by Number Pads, to set a cooking time. 8. TrueCookPlus®: Touch this pad to cook food according to a TrueCookPlus® code. 9. Warm & Hold: Touch this pad to keep hot, cooked foods safely warm in your oven for up to 99 minutes, 99 seconds. Warm & Hold can be used by itself, or it can automatically follow a cooking cycle. 10. Number Pads: Touch number pads to enter cooking time, cook power, quantity, weight, or food category. 11. Power Level: Touch this pad after the cook time has been set, followed by a Number Pad to set the amount of microwave energy released to cook the food. The higher the number, the higher the microwave power or “cooking speed.” 12. Add 30 Sec.: Touch this pad to cook for 30 seconds at 100% cook power, or to add extra times at the set cook power to your cooking cycle. 13. Clock: Touch this pad to enter the correct time of day. 14. Kitchen Timer: Touch this pad to set the kitchen timer. 15. Turntable On/Off: Touch this pad to turn off the turntable. “OFF T/TABLE” will appear in the display. 16. Control Lock: Touch and hold this pad for three seconds to lock the control panel. 17. START: Touch this pad to start a function. If the door is opened after the oven begins to cook, retouch START. 18. STOP: Touch this pad to erase an incorrect command, cancel a program during cooking, or to clear the Display. 19. Light Hi/Nite/Oﬀ : Touch this pad to turn the light on high, night (low) or off. 20. Vent On/Off: Touch this pad to turn the fan on or off. 21. Vent 5 Speed: Touch this pad to choose one of five fan speeds. 22. Vent Delay Off: Touch this pad, followed by Number pads, to set a time for the fan to stop automatically. NOTE: A programming tone will sound each time you touch a pad. If you try to enter incorrect instruction, you will not hear any tones. Touch STOP and re-enter the instructions. 11 Microwave Cooking Tips Amount of Food Releasing Pressure in Foods •If you increase or decrease the amount of food you prepare, the time it takes to cook that food will also change. For example, if you double a recipe, add a little more than half the original cooking time. Check for readiness and, if necessary, add more time in small increments. •Several foods (for example: baked potatoes, sausages, egg yolks, and some fruits) are tightly covered by a skin or membrane. Steam can build up under the membrane during cooking, causing the food to burst. To relieve the pressure and to prevent bursting, pierce these foods before cooking with a fork, cocktail pick, or toothpick. Starting Temperature of Food •The lower the temperature of the food being put into the microwave oven, the longer it takes to cook. Food at room temperature will reheat quicker than food at refrigerator temperature. Using Standing Time •Always allow food to stand, either in or out of the oven, after cooking power stops. Standing time after defrosting and cooking allows the temperature to evenly spread throughout the food, improving the cooking results. For inside Composition of Food oven standing time, you can program “ 0 ” power •Food with a lot of fat and sugar will heat faster than food containing a lot of water. Fat and sugar second stage of the cooking cycle. See Two-Stage will also reach a higher temperature than water in Cooking. •The length of the standing time depends on how the cooking process. much food you are cooking and how dense it is. •The more dense the food, the longer it takes to heat. “Very dense” food, like meat, takes longer to Sometimes it can be as short as the time it takes to remove the food from the oven and take it to heat than lighter, more porous food, like sponge the serving table. However, with a larger, denser cakes. food item, the standing time may be as long as 10 minutes. Size and Shape •Smaller pieces of food will cook faster than larger Arranging Food pieces. Also, same shaped pieces cook more For best results, place food evenly on the plate. You evenly than differently shaped pieces. can do this in several ways: •With foods that have different thicknesses, the •If you are cooking several items of the same thinner parts will cook faster than the thicker parts. Place the thinner parts of chicken wings and food, such as baked potatoes, place them in a ring pattern for uniform cooking. legs in the center of the dish. •When cooking foods of uneven shapes or Stirring and Turning Foods thickness, such as chicken breasts, place the •Stirring and turning foods spreads heat quickly to smaller or thinner area of the food towards the center of the dish where it will be heated last. the center of the dish and avoids overcooking at the outer edges of the food. •Layer thin slices of meat on top of each other. •When you cook or reheat whole fish, score the Covering Food skin – this prevents cracking. Cover food to reduce splattering, shorten cooking •Do not let food or a container touch the top or times, and keep food moist. sides of the oven. This will prevent possible arcing. You can use any covering that lets microwaves pass Arcing is a spark that can cause damage to the oven interior. through. See “Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven” for materials that microwaves will pass through. 12 MICROWAVE COOKING TIPS Using Aluminum Foil NOTE: Metal containers should not be used in a microwave oven. There are, however, some exceptions. If you have purchased food prepackaged in an aluminum foil container, refer to the instructions on the package. When using aluminum foil containers, cooking times may be longer because microwaves will only penetrate the top of the food. When using aluminum containers without package instructions, follow these guidelines: • Place the container in a glass bowl and add some water so that it covers the bottom of the container; no more than 1⁄4 in. (.64 cm) high. This ensures even heating of the container bottom. • Always remove the lid to avoid damage to the oven. • Use only undamaged containers. • Do not use containers taller than 3⁄4 in. (1.9 cm). • Container must be at least half filled. • To avoid arcing, there must be a minimum 1⁄4 in. (.64 cm) between the aluminum container and the walls of the oven and also between two aluminum containers. • Always place the container on the turntable. • Shield, with small pieces of aluminum foil, parts of food that may cook quickly; such as wing tips and leg ends of poultry. • Heating food in aluminum foil containers usually takes up to double the time compared to reheating in plastic, glass, china, or paper containers. The time when food is ready will vary depending upon the type of container used. • Let food stand for 2 to 3 minutes after heating so that heat is spread evenly throughout container. Cooking you should not do in your microwave oven • Do not put canned foods in the oven. Closed glass jars may explode, resulting in damage to the oven. • 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. 13 Using Your Microwave Oven This section gives instructions for operating each function. Please read this section carefully. INTERRUPTING COOKING AUDIBLE SIGNALS Audible signals are available to guide you when setting and using your oven: •A programming tone will sound each time you touch a pad. •Seven tones signal the end of a Kitchen Timer countdown. •Four tones signal the end of a cooking cycle. CLOCK You can stop the oven during a cycle by opening the door. The oven stops heating and the fan turns off, but the light stays on. To restart cooking, close the door and Touch START. If you do not want to continue cooking, open the door and touch STOP. CONTROL LOCK When your microwave oven is first plugged in, or after a power failure, the Display will show “PLEASE SET TIME OF DAY.” If a time of day is not set, a colon : will show on the Display until you touch “Clock.” Example: To set the clock for 10:30 A.M. Use this safety feature to lock the control panel when you are cleaning the oven, or so that children cannot use the oven unsupervised. To set CONTROL LOCK: Touch: Display Shows: 1. Time of day. Touch: Display Shows: 1. 2. 2. 3. 10:30 TOUCH START 4. 10:30 AM TOUCH 1 PM TOUCH 2 To cancel CONTROL LOCK: Touch: 5. AM 10:30 TOUCH START 1. 6. AM 10:30 NOTE: You can switch between AM and PM by touching 1 or 2 after step 4. 14 Touch and hold until “LOCKED” appears in the display (approximately 3 seconds). Display Shows: Touch and hold until “LOCKED” disappears in the display (approximately 3 seconds). USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN VENT DELAY OFF VENT FAN The two pads on the bottom center of the control panel control the 5-speed vent fan. Example: To set vent fan speed to level 4. Use this pad to set a period of time for the fan to run. You can set 1, 3, 5, 10 or 30 minutes. Example: To set 3 minutes on level 3. Touch: Display Shows: Touch: LEVEL 1 1. 1. Vent On/Off This shows the last level until you select the fan speed level. 2. Vent 5 Speed LEVEL 4 Touch until Level 4 Vent 3. On/Off FAN OFF KITCHEN TIMER Your microwave oven can be used as a kitchen timer. You can set timer up to 99 minutes, 99 seconds. Example: To set 3 minutes. 1. Kitchen Timer This shows the last level until you select the fan speed level. 2. Vent 5 Speed Display Shows: : ENTER TIME IN MIN AND SEC 3. Vent Delay Off 3:00 TOUCH START 3:00 TIMER Time counting down. Twice AFTER 3 MINUTES VENT FAN OFF scrolls across display The following table shows which method to use with the Auto Off Fan Timer Touch the pad Time for Fan working Once 1 minute Twice 3 minutes Three times 5 minutes Four times 10 minutes Five times 30 minutes COOKTOP LIGHT The pad on the bottom left of the control panel controls the cooktop light. Example: To set the light for HIGH. Touch: Display Shows: Light LIGHT HIGH Light LIGHT NIGHT Light LIGHT OFF 2. Hi/Nite/Off 3. Hi/Nite/Off 3. LEVEL 3 Vent fan will stop automatically when the time is over. 1. Hi/Nite/Off 2. LEVEL 1 Touch until Level 3 . Turn off fan when desired NOTE: If the temperature from the range or cooktop below the oven gets too hot, the vent fan in the vent hood will automatically turn on at the LEVEL 5 setting to protect the oven. It may stay on up to an hour to cool the oven. When this occurs, the pad will not turn the fan off. You cannot turn the vent fan off during microwave cooking. Touch: Vent On/Off Display Shows: To turn off, touch pad one or two times depending on light setting. 15 USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN TURNTABLE ON/OFF TIMED COOKING For best cooking results, leave the turntable on. It can be turned off for large dishes. Touch: Display Shows: 1. OFF T/TABLE 2. ON T/TABLE Press Turntable On/Off to turn the turntable on or off. CAUTION: Sometimes the turntable can become hot to the touch during and after cooking. Do not run the oven empty without food in it. 1 lb DEFROST Touch: Display Shows: 1. : ENTER COOKING TIME 2. 5:30 TOUCH START OR POWER LEVEL One express defrost sequence is preset in the oven. The Express Defrost feature provides you with a quick defrosting method for one pound of “GROUND BEEF” only. Example: To defrost 1 lb of Ground beef. 3. Power 5:30 POWER 100 ENTER POWER LEVEL 0 TO 10 Touch: Display Shows: 4. 1. 1.0 TOUCH START 5:30 POWER 80 TOUCH START 5. Time counting down and POWER 80. Time counting down and DEFROST 2. scrolls across display. ADD 30 SEC. This is a time-saving pad. It is a simplified control that lets you quickly set and start microwave cooking at 100% power without the need to touch START. Example: To cook for 2 minutes. Touch: Display Shows: 1. Time of day. 2. Add 30 Sec Four times 2:00 Time counting down and POWER 100. NOTE: Each time you touch ADD 30 SEC, it will add 30 seconds up to 99 minutes 59 seconds. 16 This feature lets you program a specific cook time and power. For best results, there are 10 power level settings in addition to HIGH (100%) power. Refer to the “Microwave Power Levels Table” on page 18 for more information. NOTE: If you do not select a power level, the oven will automatically cook at HIGH (100%) power. Example: To cook for 5 minutes, 30 seconds at 80% power. Level USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN TWO-STAGE COOKING METAL RACK For best results, some recipes call for different power levels during a cook cycle. You can program your oven for 2 power level stages during the cooking cycle. Example: To set a 2-stage cook cycle. Touch: Display Shows: 1. : ENTER COOKING TIME 2. 3:00 TOUCH START OR POWER LEVEL To set a 3 minute cook time for first stage. 3. 3:00 POWER 100 ENTER POWER LEVEL 0 TO 10 4. 3:00 POWER 80 TOUCH START To set an 80% cook power for the first stage. 5. : ENTER COOKING TIME 6. 7:00 TOUCH START OR POWER LEVEL To set a 7 minute cook time for second stage. 7. 7:00 POWER 100 ENTER POWER LEVEL 0 TO 10 8. 7:00 POWER 50 TOUCH START To set a 50% cook power for the second stage. 9. To avoid risk of property damage: Do not use rack to pop popcorn. Rack must be on the four plastic supports when used. Use the rack only when cooking food on rack position. Do not cook with rack on ﬂoor of the oven. The metal rack gives you extra space when cooking in more than one container at the same . time. To use rack: 1. Place rack securely in the four plastic supports. • Rack MUST NOT touch metal walls or back of microwave oven. 2. Place equal amounts of food both ABOVE AND BELOW rack. • Amount of food must be approximately the same to balance out cooking energy. Time counting down and POWER 80. NOTE: You can program a 0 power second stage for standing time inside the oven. 10. When the first stage is over, you will hear two short tones as the oven begins the second cook stage. 17 USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN MICROWAVE POWER LEVELS For best results, some recipes call for different cook powers. The lower the cook power, the slower the cooking. Each number from 1 to 9 stands for a different percentage of full cook power. The following chart gives the percentage of cook power each number pad stands for, and the cook power name usually used. It also tells you when to use each cook power. Follow recipe or food package instructions if available. NOTE: Refer to a reliable cookbook for cooking times based on the 1,000 Watt cook power of your microwave oven. COOK POWER WHEN TO USE IT 100% of full power LEVEL High 9 = 90% of full power 8 = 80% of full power 7 = 70% of full power Medium-High • Cooking that requires special care, such as cheese and egg dishes, pudding, and custards. • Finishing cooking casseroles. 6 = 60% of full power 5 = 50% of full power • Quickly heating convenience foods and foods with high water content, such as soups and beverages. • Cooking tender cuts of meat, ground meat or chicken. • Heating cream soups. • Heating rice, pasta, or casseroles. • Cooking and heating foods that need a Cook Power lower than High (for example, whole fish and meat loaf) or when food is cooking too fast. • Reheating a single serving of food. Medium 4 = 40% of full power • Cooking ham, whole poultry, and pot roasts. • Simmering stews. • Melting chocolate. • Heating pastries. Medium-Low, Defrost • Manually defrosting precooked and other foods, such as bread, fish, meats and poultry. 1 = 10% of full power Low 0 = 0% of full power None • Softening butter, cheese, and ice cream. • Keeping food warm. • Taking chill out of fruit. • Standing time in oven. 3 = 30% of full power 2 = 20% of full power NOTE: Once the cook time has been entered, you can also use the Cook Power pad as a second Kitchen Timer by entering “0” for the Cook Power. The oven will count down the cooking time you set without cooking. 18 USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN AUTO DEFROST OPERATING TIPS Four defrost sequences are preset in the oven. The auto defrost feature provides you with the best defrosting method for frozen foods. The cooking guide will show you which defrost sequence is recommended for the food you are defrosting. For added convenience, the Auto Defrost includes a built-in beep mechanism that reminds you to check, turn over, separate, or rearrange the food in order to get the best defrost results. Four different defrosting levels are provided: •For best results, remove fish, shellfish, meat, and poultry from its original closed paper or plastic package (wrapper). Otherwise, the wrap will hold steam and juice close to the foods, which can cause the outer surface of the foods to cook. •For best results, roll your ground meat into a ball before freezing. During the DEFROST cycle, the microwave will signal when it is time to turn the meat over. Scrape off any excess frost from the meat and continue defrosting. •Place foods in a shallow container or on a microwave roasting rack to catch drippings. 1. MEAT 2. POULTRY 3. FISH 4. BREAD This table shows food type selections and the weights you can set for each type. For best results, loosen or remove covering on food. Example: To defrost 1.2 lbs of ground beef. Touch: Display Shows: 1. MEAT ENTER WEIGHT 2. 3. and to enter weight 4. 1.2 TOUCH START Time counting down and DEFROST. NOTE: When you touch the START pad, the display changes to a defrost time count down. The oven will beep during the DEFROST cycle. At this time, open the door and turn, separate, or rearrange the food. Remove any portions that have thawed. Return frozen portions to the oven and touch START to resume the defrost cycle. FOOD TOUCH Auto Defrost Meat Poultry Fish Bread 1 2 3 4 WEIGHTS YOU CAN SET (tenths of a pound) 0.1 to 6.0 (45 g to 2.7 kg) 0.1 to 6.0 (45 g to 2.7 kg) 0.1 to 6.0 (45 g to 2.7 kg) 0.1 to 1.0 (45 g to 450 g) Weight conversion table You are probably used to measuring food in pounds and ounces that are fractions of a pound (for example, 4 ounces equals 1/4 pound). However, in order to enter food weight in Auto Defrost, you must specify pounds and tenths of a pound. If the weight on the food package is in fractions of a pound, you can use the following table to convert the weight to decimals. OUNCES 1.6 3.2 4.0 4.8 6.4 8.0 9.6 11.2 12.0 12.8 14.4 16.0 Equivalent Weight DECIMAL WEIGHT .10 .20 .25 One-Quarter Pound .30 .40 .50 One-Half Pound .60 .70 .75 Three-Quarters Pound .80 .90 1 One Pound NOTE: If between two decimal weights, choose the lower weight for the best defrosting results. 19 USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN AUTO DEFROST TABLE NOTE: Meat of irregular shape and large, fatty cuts of meat should have the narrow or fatty areas shielded with foil at the beginning of the defrost sequence. Meat settings FOOD SETTING AT BEEP SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BEEF 20 Ground Beef, Bulk MEAT Remove thawed portions with fork. Do not defrost less than 1/4 lb. Turn over. Return remainder to oven. Freeze in ball shape. Ground Beef, Patties MEAT Separate and rearrange. Do not defrost less than 2 oz. patties. Depress center when freezing. Round Steak MEAT Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil. Place in a microwave safe dish. Tenderloin Steak MEAT Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil. Place in a microwave safe dish. Stew Beef MEAT Remove thawed portions with fork. Place in a microwave safe dish. Separate remainder. Return remainder to oven. Pot Roast, Chuck Roast MEAT Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil. Place in a microwave safe dish. Rib Roast MEAT Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil. Place in a microwave safe dish. Rolled Rump Roast MEAT Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil. Place in a microwave safe dish. LAMB Cubes for Stew MEAT Remove thawed portions with fork. Place in a microwave safe dish. Return remainder to oven. Chops (1 inch thick) MEAT Separate and rearrange. Place in a microwave safe dish. PORK Chops (1/2 inch thick) MEAT Separate and rearrange. Place in a microwave safe dish. Hot Dogs MEAT Separate and rearrange. Place in a microwave safe dish. Spareribs Country-style Ribs MEAT Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil. Place in a microwave safe dish. Sausage, Links MEAT Separate and rearrange. Place in a microwave safe dish. Sausage, Bulk MEAT Remove thawed portions with fork. Place in a microwave safe dish. Turn over. Return remainder to oven. Loin Roast, Boneless MEAT Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil. Place in a microwave safe dish. USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN AUTO DEFROST TABLE (CONTINUED) Poultry setting FOOD SETTING CHICKEN Whole (up to 6 lbs) POULTRY TURKEY Breast (up to 6 lbs) SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS Turn over (finish defrosting breast Place chicken breast-side up in a side down). Cover warm areas with microwave safe dish. Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water. Remove giblets aluminum foil. when chicken is partially defrosted. Separate pieces and rearrange. Place in a microwave safe dish. Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil. Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water. POULTRY Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil. Place in a microwave safe dish. Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water. POULTRY Turn over. Cover warm areas with aluminum foil. Place in a microwave safe dish. Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water. Cut-up CORNISH HENS Whole AT BEEP Fish setting FOOD AT BEEP SETTING SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FISH Fillets FISH Turn over. Separate fillets when partially thawed, if possible. Place in a microwave safe dish. Carefully separate fillets under cold water. Steaks FISH Separate and rearrange. Place in a microwave safe dish. Run cold water over to finish defrosting. Whole FISH Turn over. Place in a microwave safe dish. Cover head and tail with foil; do not let foil touch sides of microwave. Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water. Crab meat FISH Break apart. Turn over. Place in a microwave safe dish. Lobster tails FISH Turn over and rearrange. Place in a microwave safe dish. Shrimp FISH Separate and rearrange. Place in a microwave safe dish. Scallops FISH Separate and rearrange. Place in a microwave safe dish. SHELLFISH 21 USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN DEFROSTING TIPS •When using Auto Defrost, the weight to be entered is the net weight in pounds and tenths of pounds (the weight of the food minus the container). •Before starting, make sure to remove any and all metal twist-ties that often come with frozen food bags, and replace them with strings or elastic bands. •Open containers, such as cartons, before placing in the oven. •Always slit or pierce plastic pouches or packaging. •If food is foil wrapped, remove foil and place it in a suitable container. •Slit the skin of skinned food, such as sausage. •Bend plastic pouches of food to ensure even defrosting. •Always underestimate defrosting time. If defrosted food is still icy in the center, return it to the microwave oven for more defrosting. •The length of defrosting time varies according to how solidly the food is frozen. •The shape of the package affects how quickly food will defrost. Shallow packages will defrost more quickly than a deep block. •As food begins to defrost, separate the pieces. Separated pieces defrost more easily. •Use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield parts of food such as chicken wings, leg tips, fish tails, or areas that start to get warm. Make sure the foil does not touch the sides, top, or bottom of the oven. The foil can damage the oven lining. •For better results, let food stand after defrosting. (For more information on standing time, see the “Microwave Cooking Tips” section). •Turn over food during defrosting or standing time. Break apart and remove food as required. • Use the DEFROST PLATE provided for complete defrosting. • A DEFROST PLATE is provided for complete defrosting of larger food items.Place the defrost plate on the glass tray with TOP Mark Up. Place the item to be defrosted directly on the defrost plate. • Do not use DEFROSTPLAT together with METAL RACK . • Make sure DEFORST PLATE worked with food. It Can’t work no load. 22 WARM & HOLD You can safely keep hot, cooked food warm in your microwave oven for up to 90 minutes. You can use Warm & Hold by itself, or to automati cally follow a cooking cycle. Example: To use the Warm & Hold. Touch: Display Shows: 1. HOLD WARM TOUCH START 2. Time counting down and HOLD WARM scrolls across display. At the end of the Warm & Hold, COOK END will be displayed and four tones will sound. To make Warm & Hold automatically follow another cycle: •While you are touching in cooking instructions, touch Warm & Hold before touching START. •When the last cooking cycle is over, you will hear two tones. Warm & Hold will come on while the oven continues to run. •You can set Warm & Hold to follow Auto Defrost, Cook, or Two-Stage cooking. NOTES: •Warm & Hold operates for up to 90 minutes. •Opening the oven door cancels Warm & Hold. Close the door and touch Warm & Hold, then touch START if additional Warm & Hold time is desired. •Covered food should remain covered during Warm & Hold. •Pastry items (pies, turnovers, etc.) should be uncovered during Warm & Hold. •Complete meals kept warm on a dinner plate should be covered during Warm & Hold. •Do not use more than one complete Warm & Hold cycle (about 1 hour, 30 minutes). The quality of some foods will suffer with extended time. USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN SOFTEN/MELT MELT TABLE The oven uses low power to Soften/Melt foods. See the following table. Code 1 Example: To Melt 8 oz. Chocolate. Touch: Display Shows: 1. Time of day. 2. SOFTEN TOUCH 1 MELT TOUCH 2 3. BUTTER/MARGARINE TOUCH 1 CHEESE TOUCH 2 CHOCOLATE TOUCH 3 3 4. CHOCOLATE TOUCH 1 TO 2 Oz 5. 8 TOUCH START 6. Time counting down and CHOCOLATE will appear in display. 2 3 Direction Amount Unwrap and place in Butter/ container 1, 2 or Margarine microwavable No need to cover butter. 3 sticks Stir at the end of cooking to complete melting. Category Use processed cheese 8 or 16 oz. only. Cut into cubes. Place in a single layer in microwavable container. Stir at the end of cooking to complete melting. Chocolate Choose the 4 or 8 oz. 4 or 8 oz (actual weight) selection to melt squares of baking chocolate. Unwrap squares and place them in a microwavable container. Stir at the end of cycle to complete melting. If using chocolate morsels, always use the 4 oz. setting. Stir at the end of the cycle to complete melting. Add time as necessary if more than 4 oz. dry measure is being melted. Cheese SOFTEN TABLE Code Category 1 Butter 2 Cream Cheese 3 Direction Amount 1, 2 or Unwrap and place in microwavable container. 3 sticks No need to cover butter. Butter will be at room temperature and ready for use in recipe. Unwrap and place in microwavable container. Cream cheese will be at 3 or 8 oz. room temperature and ready for use in recipe. Place container in oven. Ice Cream Ice cream will be soft Pint, Quart, Half gallon enough to make scooping easier. 23 USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN USING SENSOR COOKING POTATO (EXAMPLE) SENSOR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Sensor Cook allows you to cook most of your favorite foods without selecting cooking times and power levels. The oven automatically determines required cooking time for each food item. When the internal sensor detects a certain amount of humidity coming from the food, it will tell the oven how much longer to heat. The display will show the remaining heating time. For best results by Sensor, following these recommendations: •Food cooked with the sensor system should be at normal storage temperature. •The Glass Tray and outside of the container should be dry to assure best cooking results. •Foods should always be covered loosely with microwavable plastic wrap, waxed paper or a lid. •Do not open the door or touch the STOP key during the sensing time. When sensing time is over, the oven beeps twice and the remaining cooking time will appear in the display window. At this time you can open the door to stir, turn or rearrange the food. SENSOR COOKING GUIDE Appropriate containers and coverings help assure good Sensor Cooking results. •Always use microwavable containers and cover them with lids or vented plastic wrap. •Never use tight-sealing plastic covers. They can prevent steam from escaping and cause food to overcook. •Match the amount to the size of the container. Fill containers at least half way for best results. •Be sure that the outside of the cooking container and the inside of the microwave oven are dry before placing food in the oven. Beads of moisture turning into steam can mislead the sensor. 24 Sensor Cook allows you to cook most of your favorite foods without selecting cooking times and power levels. Example: To use the Sensor Cook. Touch: Display Shows: 1. Time of day. 2. BAKED POTATO Time counting down and scrolls across display. When the cook time is over, you will hear four beeps and COOK END will display. DO NOT leave microwave oven unattended while popping corn. When popping commercially packaged popcorn, remove the rack from the oven. Do not place the bag of microwave popcorn on the rack or under the rack. USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN SMART TOUCH SENSOR COOKING TABLE CATEGORY Veggies Popcorn Potato Pizza Sensor Cook DIRECTION Fresh Prepare as desired, wash, and leave residual water on the vegetables. Place in an appropriately-sized microwave container, cover with plastic wrap and vent. Frozen Remove from package, rinse off frost under running water. Place in an appropriately sized microwave container. Add amount of water according to the quantity. (1-2 cups: 2 tablespoons, 3-4 cups: 4 tablespoons). Cover with plastic wrap and vent. After cooking, stir and allow to stand for 3 minutes. Popcorn lets you pop commercially packaged microwave popcorn. Pop only one package at a time. For best results, use fresh bag of popcorn. Place bag of prepackaged microwave popcorn on the center of turntable. Before popping, remove the metal rack from the oven. Pierce potato with a fork and place the oven tray around the edge, at least one inch apart. After cooking, allow to stand for 5 minutes. This is a reheat function for leftover pizza. Place on a paper towel on a microwave safe plate. Assemble the ingredients per the recipe in a 1-2 quart Casserole casserole dish. Cover with plastic wrap and vent. After cooking, stir and allow to stand for 3 minutes. Remove entree from the outer display package and slit Frozen cover. not in microwave safe container, place on a plate. Entree If Cover with plastic wrap and vent. After cooking, allow to stand for 3 minutes. Rice Dinner Plate Sensor Reheat Place rice and twice as much liquid (water, chicken or vegetable stock) in a 2 quart microwave dish. Cover with plastic wrap and vent. After cooking, let stand for 10 minutes. Stir for fluffier rice. Place food on dinner plate or similar dish. Cover with plastic wrap and vent. After cooking, let stand for 3 minutes. dish containing the casserole with plastic wrap and Casserole Cover vent. After cooking, stir and let stand for 3 minutes. Soup/ To cook soup/sauce. Cover with plastic and vent. Sauce After cooking, stir and let stand for 3 minutes. AMOUNT 1-4 cups 1-4 cups 3.0-3.5 oz. package 1-4 medium approximately (8 to 10 oz. each) 1-3 slices, (5 oz. each) 1-4 cups 10 to 20 oz 1-2 cups Use medium or long grain rice. Cook instant rice according to directions on the package. 1-2 servings 1-4 cups 1-4 cups 25 USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN AUTO COOK SENSOR REHEAT Auto Cook lets you heat common microwave prepared foods without selecting cooking times and power levels. Auto Cook has preset cook powers for six food categories: Bacon, Casserole, Cereal, Chicken Pieces, Rice and Soup. Example: To cook Rice. Touch: Display Shows: 1. 5 2. Sensor Reheat allows you to heat food without selecting cooking times and power levels. Example: To reheat Casserole. Touch: 1. 2. scrolls across display The oven will reheat casserole automatically by sensor system. RICE TOUCH 1 TO 2 Choose food category. scrolls across display CASSEROLE scrolls across display Category 1 CUP TOUCH START scrolls across display scrolls across display Choose food category. Category Touch pad number Quantity Bacon 1 1 to 3 slices Casserole Cereal Chicken Pieces Rice Soup 2 3 4 5 6 1 to 4 cups 1 to 4 cups 4, 8 or 16 oz. 1 to 2 cups 1 to 4 cups The oven will cook food automatically by sensor system, except for bacon and hot cereal. When the cook time is over, you will hear four tones and COOK END will display. 26 Casserole Soup/Sauce Touch pad number 1 2 When the cook time is over, you will hear four tones and COOK END will display. 24:00 RICE 4. CASSEROLE TOUCH 1 SOUP/SAUCE TOUCH 2 Sensor Reheat BACON TOUCH 1 CASSEROLE TOUCH 2 CEREAL TOUCH 3 CHICKEN PIECES TOUCH 4 RICE TOUCH 5 SOUP TOUCH 6 scrolls across display 3. Display Shows: Understanding TrueCookPlus ® HOW TO USE TrueCookPlus® TrueCookPlus is a registered trademark of Microwave Science JV LLC. USA and world wide. WHAT IS TrueCookPlus® ? TrueCookPlus® is the first way ever developed to microwave cook using a code found on packaged food. TrueCookPlus® SETUP After unpacking and plugging in your TrueCookPlus® oven, take a few moments to tell TrueCookPlus® your zip code. Example : Setup your ZIP code 1. Press the STOP button. 2. Press the TrueCookPlus® button three times. EXAMPLE: USING TrueCookPlus® 1. Press the STOP button. 2. Find the simple TrueCookPlus® code on your favorite food package or at http://www. TrueCookPlus.com. On your food package, your TrueCookPlus® code will appear on the TCP logo. 3. Press the TrueCookPlus® button on your microwave oven keypad. 4. You will hear a tone, then enter the TrueCookPlus® code on your microwave oven keypad. 5. For example, enter 1 2 3 4. The display shows: C 1 2 3 4 TOUCH START 6. Press the START button. 3. Enter your five digit U.S. Post Office zip code. 4. Press the START button. Once TrueCookPlus® knows your zip code, every time you enter a TrueCookPlus® code, TrueCookPlus® will automatically adjust for your elevation above sea level. NOTE: In case of a power failure, your zip code does not need to be reset. Your zip code is saved in the microwave oven memory. If the microwave oven is moved into a new zip code, the oven must be set up for the new zip code. 7. TrueCookPlus® now manages your microwave cooking automatically. When TrueCookPlus® is done, you will hear a tone to indicate the cooking is done. 8. You must enter the TrueCookPlus® code exactly as it appears on the food package or at http://www. TrueCookPlus.com. If you enter an invalid TrueCookPlus® code, your oven will display CODE ERROR. If you make a mistake while entering the numeric code or fail to press the TrueCookPlus® button before entering the code, your food may undercook, overcook or even burn. 27 Using TrueCookPlus ® CUSTOMIZING TrueCookPlus® You may find that you prefer TrueCookPlus® to cook your food more or less. TrueCookPlus® can adjust to your tastes - to cook your food hotter or cooler - automatically: Example 1. Press the STOP button. 2. Press the TrueCookPlus® button twice. 3. If you want less cooking time when you enter a TrueCookPlus® code, press 1. This will decrease the time by 6%. 4. If you want more cooking time when you enter a TrueCookPlus® code: Press 3 for 3% more cooking time. Press 4 for 6% more cooking time. Press 5 for 9% more cooking time. 5. Press 2 to reset TrueCookPlus® to factory setting default time. 6. Press the START button. Note: 1: Shorter (6%) 2: Normal (Default) 3, 4 or 5: Longer (3%, 6%, 9%) 28 Caring for Your Microwave Oven In order to ensure that your microwave oven looks good and works well for a long time, you should maintain it properly. For proper care, please follow these instructions carefully. For interior surfaces: Wash often with warm, sudsy water and a sponge or soft cloth. Use only mild, nonabrasive soaps or a mild detergent. Be sure to keep the areas clean where the door and oven frame touch when closed. Wipe well with clean cloth. Over time, surfaces may stain as a result of food particles splattering during cooking. This is normal. For stubborn soil: Boil a cup of water in the oven for two to three minutes. Steam will soften the soil. To get rid of odors inside the oven, boil a cup of water with some lemon juice or vinegar in it. For exterior surfaces and control panel: Use a soft cloth with spray glass cleaner. Apply the spray glass cleaner to the soft cloth; do not spray directly on the oven. NOTE: Abrasive cleansers, steel wool pads, gritty wash cloths, some paper towels, etc., can damage the control panel and the interior and exterior oven surfaces. To clean turntable and turntable support: Wash in mild, sudsy water. For heavily soiled areas, use a mild cleanser and scouring sponge. The turntable and turntable support are dishwasher safe. 29 CARING FOR YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN CARING FOR THE FILTERS The grease filters should be removed and cleaned often; at least once a month. NOTE: If your microwave hood combination is installed to recirculate air, the charcoal filter (Part No. 5230W1A003C) is available from Sears by calling 1-800-4-MY-HOME. The charcoal filter cannot be cleaned and should be replaced every 6 to 12 months. Grease filters : Charcoal filter : 1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power. 2. To remove grease filters, slide each filter to the side. Pull filters downward and push to the other side. The filter will drop out. 1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power. 2. Remove the vent grille mounting screw. 3. Slide the grille left and tip forward. Lift out to remove. 3. Soak grease filters in hot water and a mild detergent. Scrub and swish to remove embedded dirt and grease. Rinse well and shake to dry. Do not clean filters with ammonia, corrosive cleaning agents, such as lye-based oven cleaners, or place them in a dishwasher. The filters will turn black or become damaged. 4. To replace grease filters, slide filter in the frame slot on one side of the opening. Push filter upward and push to the other side to lock into place. 5. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power. 30 4. Lift the back of the charcoal filter. Slide the filter straight out. CARING FOR YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN CARING FOR THE FILTERS (CONTINUED) 5. Slide a new charcoal filter into place. The filter should rest at the angle shown. 6. Slide the bottom of the vent grille into place. Push the top and slide right until it snaps into place. Replace the mounting screw. REPLACING THE COOKTOP AND OVEN LIGHTS The cooktop light 1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power. 2. Remove the bulb cover mounting screw. 3. Replace bulb with candelabra-base 30-watt bulb (Part No. 6912A40002J) available from Sears by calling 1-800-4-MY-HOME. 4. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power. The oven light 7. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power. NOTE: Do not operate the hood without the grease filters in place. 1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power. 2. Remove the vent grille mounting screw. 3. Slide the grille left and tip forward, then lift out to remove. 31 CARING FOR YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN REPLACING THE COOKTOP AND OVEN LIGHTS (CONTINUED) 4. Lift up the bulb holder. 5. Replace the bulb with a candelabra-base 30-watt bulb (Part No. 6912W1Z004B) available from Sears by calling 1-800-4-MY-HOME. 6. Slide the bottom of the vent grille into place. Push the top and slide right until it snaps into place. Replace the mounting screw. 7. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power. 32 Questions and Answers QUESTIONS ANSWERS Can I operate my microwave oven without the turntable or turn the turntable over to hold a large dish? No. If you remove or turn over the turntable, you will get poor cooking results. Dishes used in your oven must fit on the turntable. Can I use either metal or aluminum pans in my microwave oven? You can use aluminum foil for shielding (use small, flat pieces), small skewers, and shallow foil trays (if tray is no taller than 3/4 in. [1.9 cm] deep and is filled with food to absorb microwave energy). Never allow metal to touch walls or door. Is it normal for the turntable to turn in either direction? Yes. The turntable reverses rotation each time the microwave oven door is opened and closed. This helps cook food evenly. Sometimes the door of my microwave oven appears wavy. Is this normal? This appearance is normal and does not affect the operation of your oven. What are the humming noises that I hear when my microwave oven is operating? You may hear the sound of the transformer when the magnetron tube cycles on. Why does the dish become hot when I microwave food in it? I thought that this should not happen. As the food becomes hot it will conduct the heat to the dish. Be prepared to use hot pads to remove food after cooking. What does “standing time” mean? “Standing time” means that after the timed cooking period ends, food should be allowed to stand either inside or outside of the oven to completely finish cooking. Outside oven standing time will allow the oven to be available for other use. For inside oven standing time, you can program a “0” power second stage of the cooking cycle. See Two-Stage Cooking. Why does steam come out of the air exhaust vent? Steam is normally produced during cooking. The microwave oven has been designed to vent this steam. Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven? How do I get the best results? Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn while following the manufacturer’s guidelines. Do not use regular paper bags. Do not re-pop unpopped kernels. 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