talking microwave oven
ETS
ELECTRONIC TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC.
TALKING
MICROWAVE OVEN
OWNERS MANUAL & COOKING GUIDE
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY BEFORE OPERATING
TMOD-GEJES1036WF
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY .............. ................................... 3,4
USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN ............... 11
Cooking Tips…………………………………11,12
HEATING OR REHEATING............................. 12
TROUBLESHOOTING ................................13-15
Before Calling for Service ................................ 13
Questions and Answers .............................. 14,15
WARRANTY....................................................... 6
Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure
To Excessive Microwave Energy ...................... 3
Grounding Instructions .................................... 3
Important Safety Instructions........................... 4
UNDERSTANDING YOUR
MICROWAVE OVEN .................................... 5-9
Specifications .................................................. 5
Installation ....................................................... 5
Control Panel…………………………………..6,7
Cookware Guide .............................................. 8
Tips for Microwave Cooking…………………….9
Precautions.................................................... 10
Cleaning .......................................................... 10
FCC radio/TV interference statement……16
Thank You for purchasing an ETS talking microwave oven
Model No:
Serial No:
Dealer:
Please record the model number and serial
number of this unit for future reference.
Dealer Phone No:
Staple your receipt here for proof of retail
purchase.
Customer Relations
Electronic Technical Services, Inc.
211 Conchas St SE Albuquerque,
NM 87123
Important Notes:
DO NOT remove the wave guide cover
inside the oven.
guide cover
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SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE
TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY
.doorDoopen,
not attempt to operate this oven with the
.particularly
Do not operate the oven if it is damaged. It is
since open-door operation can
important that the oven door
result in harmful exposure to microwave
energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper
with the safety interlocks.
closes properly and that there is no damage to
the:
- door (bent),
- hinges and latches (broken or
loosened), - door seals and sealing
surfaces.
.ovenDo front
not place any object between the
face and the door, or allow
soil or cleaner residue to accumulate
! The oven should not be adjusted or
repaired by anyone except properly qualified
service personnel.
on sealing surfaces.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of
an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the
risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire
for the electric current. This appliance is
equipped with a cord having a grounding wire
and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged
into an outlet that is properly installed and
grounded.
Ensure proper ground exists before use
!WARNING!
Improper grounding can result in a risk
of electric shock. Consult a qualified electrician if
the grounding instructions are not completely
understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the
appliance is properly grounded, and either:
1. If it is necessary to use an extension cord,
use only a 3-wire extension cord that has a 3blade grounding plug, and a 3-slot receptacle
that will accept the plug on the appliance. The
marked rating of the extension cord shall
be equal to or greater than the electrical rating
of the appliance, or. . . .
2. Do not use an extension cord. If the power
supply cord is too short, have a qualified
electrician or serviceman install an outlet near
the appliance.
NOTES:
1. A short power-supply cord is provided to
reduce the risks resulting from becoming
entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
2. Longer cord sets or extension cords are
available and may be used if care is exercised
in their use.
3. If a long cord or extension cord is used, (1) the
marked electrical rating of the cord set or
extension cord should be at least as great as
the electrical rating of the appliance, (2) the
extension cord must be a grounding-type 3wire
cord, and (3) the longer cord should be
arranged so that it will not drape over the
countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled
on by children or tripped over accidentally.
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SAFETY
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
The safety instructions below will tell you how to use your oven to avoid harm to yourself or damage to your
oven.
WARNING -
To reduce the risk of bums, electric shock, fire, injury to persons, or
exposure to excessive microwave energy:
1. Read all instructions before using the appliance.
2. Read and follow the specific PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY found on page 3 of this manual.
3. This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to properly grounded outlet.
See GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS found on page 3 of this manual.
4. Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with the provided installation instructions.
5. Some products, such as whole eggs and sealed containers - for example, closed glass jars –
may explode and should not be heated in this oven.
6. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in the manual. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in this appliance. This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or
dry food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use
7. As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children.
8. Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it
has been damaged or dropped.
9. This appliance should be serviced only by qualified service personnel. Contact ETS if you oven
requires repair, or adjustment.
10. Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
11. Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use this product near water - for example, near a
kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.
12. Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
13. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
14. Do not let cord hang over the edge of a table or counter.
15. When cleaning surfaces of door and oven that come together on closing the door, use only
mild, nonabrasive soaps or detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth.
16. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
a. Do not overcook food. Stay near the appliance if paper, plastic, or other combustible
materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.
b. Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bag in oven.
c. If materials inside the oven should ignite, KEEP OVEN DOOR CLOSED, turn oven off, and
disconnect the power cord or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
d. Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils, or
food in the cavity when not in use.
17. Do not heat any type of baby bottles or baby food. Uneven heating may occur and could cause
personal injury.
18. Avoid heating small-necked containers such as syrup bottles.
19. Avoid using corrosives, such as sulfide and chloride.
20. Liquids heated in certain shaped containers (especially cylindrical-shaped containers) may
become over heated. The liquid may splash out with a loud noise during or after heating or when
adding ingredients (instant coffee, etc.), resulting in harm to the oven and possible injury. In all
containers, for best results, stir the liquid several times before heating. Always stir liquid several
times between reheating.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
SPECIFICATIONS
TMOD-GSMA1012W
Size: 1.0 Cu Ft
Power: 1000 Watts
Input: 120VAC, 60 Hz
12 Amps
Frequency: 2450Mhz
TMOD-GSMA1112W
Size: 1.1 Cu Ft
Power: 1150 Watts
Input: 120VAC, 60 Hz
13 Amps
Frequency: 2450Mhz
INSTAllATION
A. Circuits
D. Do not block the air vents
For safety purposes this oven must be plugged into a 15 or 20 Amp
All air vents should be kept clear during cooking. If air vents are covered
circuit. No other electrical appliances or lighting circuits should be on
during oven operation the oven may overheat. In this case, a sensitive
this line. If in doubt, consult a licensed electrician.
thermal safety device automatically turns the oven off. The oven will be
inoperable until it has cooled sufficiently.
B. Voltage Warning
The voltage used at the wall receptacle must be the
same as specified on the oven name plate located on the back or on the
side of the control panel of the oven. Use of a higher voltage is
dangerous and may result in a fire or other type of accident causing oven
damage. Low voltage will cause, slow cooking. In case your microwave
oven does not perform normally in spite of proper voltage, remove and
reinsert the plug.
C. Placement of the Oven
Your microwave oven can be placed easily in your kitchen, family
room, or anywhere else in your home. Place the oven on a flat
surface such as a kitchen counter top or a specially designed
microwave oven cart. Do not place oven above a gas or electric
range. Free air flow around the oven is important. Allow at least 4
inches of space at the top, sides, and back of the oven for proper
ventilation.
E. Radio interference
1. Microwave oven operation may interfere with TV or
radio reception.
2. When there is interference, it may be reduced or
eliminated by taking the following measures:
a. Clean the door and the sealing surfaces of the oven.
b. Reorient the receiving antenna of radio or television.
c. Relocate the microwave oven in relation to the TV
or radio.
d. Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.
e. Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so that
the microwave oven and receiver are on different
circuits
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TALKING MICROWAVE OVEN (TMO)
Plug in your TMO and it is ready to use. When first powered up the TMO will be in microwave mode with the
power level High. To use, set cook time, select power level, and press start.
The TMO has 2 modes of operation: Microwave Oven and Kitchen Timer.
Please read the instructions below for the mode you wish to use. Refer to
the Button Diagrams are on the next page.
. Operating Instructions for the Microwave Oven mode
Button 1 (Cook Time remaining) - If set, announces the current cook time. If not set announces, "Cook time not
set. Set cook time."
To set cook time minutes keep button 1 depressed until you hear "Set cook time minutes".
To increase minutes press button 3, to decrease minutes press button 6.
To set cook time seconds press button 2 and you will hear "Set cook time seconds."
To increase number of seconds press button 3, to decrease seconds use button 6.
Note: Holding buttons 3 or 6 down will increase or decrease the time in increments of 5 (seconds or minutes).
To exit cook time set mode; press button 1, or to Start the oven, press button 4. The microwave will announce
the current power level, cook time and "microwave running"
Use button 5 to Stop the microwave. The microwave will announce "microwave halted" and the remaining cook
time. You can restart the oven, using button 4 (start). The oven will chime if no cook time is remaining.
Use button 7 to set the Power Level. When button 7 is momentarily pressed the TMO will announce the current
power level. Keep the button pressed and you will hear the current power level and then "set power level". Use
buttons 3 and 6 to set the desired power level. Note: The power level will reset to high after each cook period.
Button 8 allows you to set the Attend to Food period. When you press and hold button 8, you will hear "set
attend to food, minutes. Use buttons 3 and 6 to set the desired number of minutes. Press button 2 to advance
to attend to food seconds. Use buttons 3 and 6 to set the desired seconds. Press button 8 to exit the setting
mode and hear the new Attend to food period. This function is useful for basting or checking food during a long
cooking time. After stopping the oven to attend to the food, press button 4 to re-start.
Button 10 is the clock. Press button 10 and the TMO announces the current time. If you keep the button
depressed, you will hear "set clock hours". Use buttons 3 and6 to set the current hour. Press button 2 to
advance to minutes. Use buttons 3 and 6 to set the current minutes Press button 10 again to exit the clock
mode and hear the new time. If time is not set you will hear "zero PM".
. Operating Instructions for the Kitchen Timer mode
Button 11 is the Oven Timer mode. Changes the TMO from microwave oven mode to kitchen timer mode.
Button 10 will select either "1 hour timer" or "24 hour timer".
Use button 1 to set timer. In the 1 hour timer mode, use buttons 3 and 6 to set desired minutes. Use button 2 to
advance to seconds. Use buttons 3 and 6 to set desired seconds. In the 24hour timer mode, use buttons 3 and
6 to set hours. Press button 2 to advance to minutes and use buttons 3 and 6 to set minutes.
Button 4 - Start timer
Button 5 - Stop timer
Button 7 - Reset timer
Button 8 - Clear timer
Buttons 9 and 12 are Volume Up and Volume Down. Increase or decrease the volume through 8 levels. The
volume control buttons are used in both oven and timer modes.
MADE IN THE USA
Warranty
Your microwave carries a one-year parts and labor warranty. This warranty does not cover damages as a result misuse,
improper handling of the unit, or exposure to extreme temperature or moisture. ETS reserves the right to repair or replace
units covered under the conditions of the warranty at its discretion. If you experience problems with your unit, call ETS at
1-866-700-3923, to obtain a return authorization number. Units needing repair outside the warranty period, or units that
have been damaged or are not covered under the warranty can be repaired by ETS for a minimal cost under most
conditions.
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
COOKWARE GUIDE
DO NOT USE
Most heat-resistant, non-metallic cookware is safe for use in your microwave oven. However, to test cookware before using, follow these steps:
1. Place the empty cookware in the microwave oven.
2. Measure 1 cup of water in a glass measuring cup and place 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.
USE
Ovenproof Glass
Glass treated for use in
high-density heat includes
utility dishes, bread dishes, pie
plates, cake plates, liquid
measuring cups, casseroles,
and bowls without metallic
trim.
China
Bowls, cups, serving plates
and platters without metallic
trim can be used in your oven
Plastic
Plastic
When using plastic wrap as a
cover, make sure that the dish
is deep enough so that the
plastic does not touch the food.
As the food heats, it may melt
the plastic wherever the plastic
touches the food.
Place plastic wrap loosely over
the top of the dish and secure it
by pressing the wrap to the
sides of the dish.
Vent by turning back one
corner of the plastic wrap. This
will allow the steam to escape.
Use plastic dishes, cups,
semi-rigid freezer containers,
and plastic bags only for short
time cooking. Use them with
care because the plastic may
soften and from the heat of the
food.
Metal Utensils
Metal shields food from
microwave
energy
and
produces uneven cooking.
Avoid
metal
skewers,
thermometers, or foil trays.
Metal utensils can cause
arcing, which is a discharge of
electric current. Arcing can
damage your microwave oven.
Metal Decoration
Do not use metal trimmed or
metal banded dinnerware,
casserole dishes, etc.
Aluminum Foil
Avoid
large
sheets
of
aluminum foil because the
hinder cooking and may cause
arcing.
Use small pieces of foil to
shield poultry legs and wings.
Keep all aluminum foil at least
1 inch from the walls and door
of the oven.
Wood
Wooden bowls, boards and
baskets will dry out and may
split or crack when you use
them in the microwave oven.
Tightly Closed Containers
Tightly closed containers can
explode. Be sure to leave an
opening for steam to escape
from covered cookware.
Brown Paper
Avoid using brown paper bags.
They absorb heat and could
burn.
Metal Twist Ties
Always remove metal twist ties
as they can become hot and
cause a fire.
Refer to the manufacturer’s
label for use of any paper
product in the microwave oven
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
TIPS FOR MICROWAVE COOKING
BROWNING
Meat and poultry with high fat content that are
cooked for 10 or 15 minutes or longer will brown
lightly. Foods cooked a shorter time can be
brushed with a browning agent, such as
Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, or barbecue
sauce.
COVERING
A cover traps heat and steam and causes the
food to cook more quickly. Use a lid or
microwave-safe plastic wrap with one corner
folded back to vent the excess steam. lids on
glass casseroles can become hot during cooking.
Handle carefully. Waxed paper will prevent the
food from splattering in the oven and help retain
heat. When warming bread items, use waxed
paper, napkins, or paper towels. To absorb extra
moisture, wrap sandwiches and fatty foods in
paper towels.
SPACING
Arrange individual foods, such as baked
potatoes, cupcakes, and hors d'oeuvres in a
circle and at least 1 inch apart. This will help the
food cook more evenly.
Stirring
Stirring blends flavors and redistributes the
heat in foods.
Always stir from the outside toward the center
of the dish. Food at the outside of the dish
heats first.
TURNING
Large foods, such as roasts and whole poultry,
should be turned so that the top and bottom cook
evenly. Also turn over chicken pieces and chops.
ARRANGEMENT
Do not stack food. Arrange in a single layer in the
dish for more even cooking. Because dense
foods cook more slowly, place thicker portions of
meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables toward the
outside of the dish.
TESTING FOR DONENESS
Because food cooks quickly in a microwave.
oven, you need to test frequently for doneness.
STANDING TIME
Food often needs to stand from 2 to 15 minutes
after you remove it from the oven. Usually, you
need to cover food during standing time to retain
heat. Remove most foods when they are slightly
undercooked and they will finish cooking during
standing time. The internal temperature of food
will rise about 10°F during standing time.
SHIELDING
To prevent some portions of rectangular or
square dishes from overcooking, you may
need to shield them with small strips of
aluminum foil to block the microwaves. You
can also cover poultry legs and wing tips with
foil to keep them from overcooking. Always
keep foil at least 1 inch from oven walls to
prevent arcing.
PIERCING
Pierce the shell, skin, or membrane of foods
before cooking to prevent them from bursting.
Foods that require piercing include yolks and
whites of eggs, hot dogs, clams, oysters, and
whole vegetables, such as potatoes and
squash.
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
PRECAUTIONS
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Place the front surface of the door three inches or more from
the countertop edge to avoid accidental tipping of the
microwave oven during normal use.
To program the oven, make sure you touch the center of
each pad firmly since the areas between the pads will not
activate the oven. A tone will sound each time a pad is
touched correctly. Don't touch several pads at once.
Do not strike the control panel with silverware,
utensils, etc. Breakage may occur.
Always use caution when taking the cooking utensils out of
the oven. Some dishes absorb heat from the cooked food
and may be hot. See Cookware Guide earlier in this section
for more information.
Do not rinse cooking utensils by placing them in water
immediately after cooking. This may cause breakage. Also,
always allow the turntable to cool before removing it from the
oven.
Never operate the oven when it is empty. Food or water
should always be in the oven during operation to absorb the
microwave energy.
Do not use the oven to dry newspapers or clothes.
They may catch fire.
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Use thermometers that have been approved for
microwave oven cooking.
The turntable must always be in place when you
operate the oven.
Do not use your microwave oven to cook eggs in
The shell. Pressure can build up inside the shell,
causing the eggs to burst.
There are several precautions to follow when micro-waving
popcorn:
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Do not pop popcorn, except in a microwave-safe
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container or commercial packages designed for
microwave ovens.
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Never try to pop popcorn in a paper bag that is not
microwave-approved.
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Overcooking may result in smoke and fire.
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Do not re-pop un-popped kernels.
•
Do not reuse popcorn bags.
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Listen while corn pops. Stop oven when popping
slows to 2-3 seconds between pops.
•
Do not leave microwave unattended while popping
corn.
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Follow directions on bag.
CLEANING
NOTE: Before cleaning the oven, unplug the power
cord. If this is impossible, open the oven door to prevent an accidental oven start.
INTERIOR
Wipe the oven inside and outside with a soft cloth and
a mild detergent solution. Then rinse and wipe dry.
This should be done weekly or more often, if needed.
Never use cleal')ing powders or rough pads.
Excessive oil splatters on the inside top will be difficult
to remove if left for many days. Wipe splatters with a
wet paper towel, especially after cooking chicken or
bacon.
DOOR
For best performance and safety, the inner door
panel and the oven front frame should be free of
food or grease buildup. Wipe often with a mild
detergent; then rinse and wipe dry. Never use
cleaning powders or rough pads.
Make sure that the turntable and rotating ring are
in the right position.
REMOVABLE PARTS
The turntable and rotating ring are removable. They
should be hand-washed in warm (not hot) water with a
mild detergent and a soft cloth. Once they are clean,
rinse well and dry with a soft cloth.
Never use cleaning powders, steel wool, or rough
pads.
The turntable may be cleaned at the sink. Be careful
not to chip or scratch the edges as this may cause
the turntable to break during use.
The rotating ring should be cleaned regularly
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
COOKING TIPS
Meat
Poultry
1. No special techniques are required. Meat should be
prepared as with conventional cooking. Season if desired. Always
thoroughly defrost meat before cooking.
2. Place the meat on a microwave roasting rack or
microwave-proof plate and place on the turntable.
3. Cook according to the Meat Cooking Chart (below).
Use the longer time for large meats and the shorter
time for smaller meats. For thicker chops, use the
longer time.
4. Turn the meat once halfway through the cooking
time.
5. Let stand for 5-10 minutes wrapped in foil after
cooking. The standing time is very important as it
completes the cooking process.
6. Make sure meat, especially pork, is thoroughly
cooked before eating.
Meat Cooking
Meat
BEEF
Standing/Rolled Rib
- Rare
- Medium
- Well-done
Ground Beef (to
brown for casserole)
Hamburgers,
Fresh or defrosted
(4 oz. each)
- 2 patties
- 4 patties
PORK
Loin, Leg
Bacon
- 4 slices
- 6 slices
Chart
Microwave
Power
80%
80%
80%
HIGH{100%)
Cooking Time
Per Pound (min.)
800Watt
1000 Watt
9 to 10
10 to 12
11 to 14
6 to 9
8 to 10
9 to 11
10 to 13
5 to 8
HIGH(100%)
3 to 5
2t04
HIGH(100%)
4 to 6
3to 5
80%
12 to 16
11 to 15
HIGH(100%)
HIGHI100%)
3 to 4
4 to 5
2t03
3t04
NOTE: The times listed above are only a guide. Allow for difference in
individual tastes and preferences. The times may also vary due to the
shape, cut, and composition of the food.
1. No special techniques are required. Poultry should
be prepared as with conventional cooking. Season if desired.
2. Poultry should be thoroughly defrosted. Remove
giblets and any metal clamps.
3. Prick the skin and brush lightly with vegetable oil
unless the poultry is self-basting.
4. All poultry should be placed on a microwave roasting rack or
a microwave-proof plate and placed on the turntable.
5. Cook according to the instructions in the Poultry Cooking
Chart below. Turn over halfway through the cooking time.
Because of its shape, poultry has a tendency to cook
unevenly, especially in very bony parts. Turning during
roasting helps to cook these areas evenly.
6. Let stand for 5-10 minutes wrapped in foil after cooking before
carving. The standing time is very important, as it completes
the cooking process.
7. Make sure poultry is thoroughly cooked before eating. Whole
poultry is completely cooked when the juices run clear from
the inside thigh when it is pierced with a sharp knife. Poultry
pieces should be pierced with a sharp knife through the
thickest part to ensure that the juices are clear and the flesh is
firm.
Poultry cooking chart
CHICKEN
Whole
Breast (boned)
Portions
TURKEY
Whole
80%
80%
80%
11 to 15
10 to 14
11 to 17
10 to 14
9 to 13
10 to 16
80%
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11 to 15
10 to 14
NOTES:
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The times listed above are only a guide. Allow for
difference in, individual tastes and preferences. The times may
vary due to the shape, cut, and composition of the food.
If whole poultry is stuffed, the weight of the stuffed bird should
be used when calculating the cooking time.
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USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
COOKING TIPS (continued)
Fish
1. Arrange fish in a large shallow non-metallic dish or Pyrex casserole pan.
2. Cover with pierced microwave plastic wrap or casserole lid.
3. Place the dish on the turntable.
4. Cook according to the instructions in the Fresh Fish Cooking Chart below. Flakes of butter can be added to the
fish if desired.
5. Let stand as directed in the Cooking Chart before serving.
6. After standing time, check to see that the fish is thoroughly cooked. The fish should be opaque and flake easily.
Fresh Fish Cooking Chart
Fish
Power
Cooking Time
Per Pound (min.)
800 Watt
Oven
Fish Fillets
HIGH
5to 8
Method
Standing
Time
Add 15 to 30 ml (1 to 2 tbsp.)
2 to 3 minutes
1000watt
Oven
4to 7
lemon juice
Whole Mackerel,
HIGH
5to 8
4to 7
HIGH
6to 9
5to 8
HIGH
6to 8
5 to 7
-
3 to 4 minutes
Cleaned and Prepared
Whole Trout,
-
3 to 4 minutes
Cleaned and Prepared
Salmon Steaks
Add 15 to 30 ml (1 to 2 tbsp.)
3 to 4 minutes
lemon juice
HEATING OR REHEATING
To heat or reheat successfully in the microwave, it is important to follow several guidelines.
Measure the amount of food in order to determine the time needed to reheat.
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Arrange the food in a circular pattern for best results.
Room temperature food will heat faster than refrigerated food.
Canned foods should be taken out of the can and placed in a microwavable container.
The food will heat more evenly if covered with a microwavable lid or plastic wrap, and
vented. Remove cover carefully to prevent steam burns.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Before Calling for Service
You can often correct operating problems yourself. If your microwave oven fails to work properly, locate the operating problem in the
list below and try the solutions listed for each problem.
If the microwave oven still does not work properly, Contact ETS at 505-888-3923.
Problem
Oven does not start
Possible Causes
Is the power cord plugged in?
Is the door closed?
Is the cooking time set?
Arcing or Sparking
Are you using approved cookware?
Is there an object that contains or is made of metal in the
oven?
Incorrect time of day
Have you tried to reset the time of day?
Unevenly Cooked Foods
Are you using approved cookware?
Is the glass turntable in the oven?
Did you turn or stir the food while it was cooking?
Were the foods completely defrosted?
Was the time/cooking power level correct?
Overcooked Foods
Was the time/cooking power level correct?
Undercooked Foods
Are you using approved cookware?
Were the foods completely defrosted?
Was the time/cooking power level correct?
Are the ventilation ports clear?
Improper Defrosting
Are you using approved cookware?
Was the time/cooking power level correct?
Did you turn or stir the food during the defrosting cycle?
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Operation
Question
Answer
Why is the oven not running during
There may be several reasons why the oven light is not on.
cooking?
Have you:
. Set a cooking time?
. Touched START?
Why does steam come out of the air
Steam is normally produced during cooking. The microwave oven
exhaust vent?
has been designed to vent this steam.
Will the microwave oven be damaged if it
Yes. Never operate the oven empty or without the glass turntable.
operates empty?
Does microwave energy pass through the
No. The metal screen bounces the energy back to the oven cavity.
viewing screen in the door?
The holes (or ports) allow only light to pass through. They do not
let microwave energy pass through.
Why does a tone sound when a pad on
That key is does not work in the oven’s current mode of operation.
the control panel is touched?
Can my microwave oven be damaged if
Like any other cooking appliance, it is possible to overcook food
food is cooked too long?
to the point that the food creates smoke and even possibly fire
and damage the inside of the oven. It is always best to be near
the oven while you are cooking.
When the oven is plugged into wall outlet
The microcomputer controlling your oven may temporarily
for the first time, it might not work properly.
What is wrong?
become scrambled and ,fail to function as programmed when you
plug in for the first time or when power resumes after a power
interruption. Unplug the oven from the 120-volt household outlet, wait 10
seconds and then plug it back in to reset the microcomputer.
Why do I see light reflection around the
This light is from the oven light which is located between the
outer case?
oven cavity and the outer wall of the oven.
What are the various sounds I hear when
The clicking sound is caused by a mechanical switch turning the
the microwave oven is operating?
microwave oven's magnetron ON and OFF.
The heavy hum and clunk is from the change in power the
magnetron draws as it is turned ON and OFF by a mechanical
switch. The change in blower speed is from the change in line
voltage caused by the magnetron being turned ON and OFF.
Food
Question
Answer
What is wrong when baked foods have a
A hard, dry, brown spot indicates overcooking. Shorten the
hard, dry, brown spot?
cooking or reheating time.
Why do eggs sometimes pop?
When baking, frying, or poaching eggs, the yolk may pop due to
steam build-up inside the yolk membrane. To prevent this,
simply pierce the yolk before cooking.
CAUTION: Never microwave eggs in the shell.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Questions and Answers (continued)
Food
Question
Why are scrambled eggs sometimes a
little dry after cooking?
Answer
Eggs will dry out when they are overcooked, even if the same
recipe is used each time. The cooking time may need to be
varied for one of these reasons:
•
Eggs vary in size.
•
Eggs are at room temperature one time and at refrigerator
temperature another time.
•
Eggs continue cooking during standing time.
Is it possible to pop popcorn in a
Yes, if using one of the two methods described below:
microwave oven?
(1) microwave-popping devices designed specifically for
microwave cooking
(2) prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn that is made
for specific times and power output needed
Follow exact directions given by each manufacturer for
its popcorn popping product and do not leave the oven
unattended while the corn is being popped. If corn falls
to pop after the suggested time, discontinue cooking.
Overcooking could result in an oven fire.
CAUTION:
•
•
•
Never use a brown paper bag for popping corn 'or attempt
to pop leftover kernels.
Do not pop prepackaged commercial microwave popcorn
directly on the glass turntable. To avoid excessive heating
of the glass turntable, place the popcorn bag on a plate.
.Listen while corn pops. Stop oven when popping slows to
2-3 seconds between pops.
•
Do not leave microwave unattended while popping corn.
•
Follow directions on bag.
Why do baked apples sometimes burst
The peel has not been removed from the top half of each apple
during cooking?
to allow for expansion of the interior of the apple during cooking.
As in conventional cooking methods, the interior of the apple
expands during the cooking process.
Why do baked potatoes sometimes
If the cooking time is too long, fire could result. At the end of the
bum during cooking?
recommended cooking time, potatoes should be slightly firm.
Why is a standing time recommended
Standing time allows foods to continue cooking evenly for a few
CAUTION: Do not overcook.
after microwave cooking time is over?
minutes after the actual microwave oven cooking cycle. The
amount of standing time depends upon the density of the foods.
Why is additional time required for'
As in conventional cooking, the initial temperature of food affects
cooking food stored in the refrigerator?
total cooking time. You need more time to cook food taken out of
a refrigerator than for food at room temperature.
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY
INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
WARNING:
This equipment generates and uses ISM
frequency energy and if not installed and
used properly, that is in strict
accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions, may cause interference to
radio and television reception. It has
been type tested and found to comply
with limits for ISM Equipment pursuant
to part 18 of FCC Rules, which are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against such interference in a
residential installation. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause interference to
radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or
more of the following:
. Reorient the receiving antenna of the
radio or television.
. Relocate the microwave oven with
respect to the receiver. Move the
microwave oven away from the receiver.
Plug the microwave oven into a different
outlet so that the microwave oven and
the receiver are on different branch
circuits.
The manufacturer is not responsible for
any radio or TV interference caused by
unauthorized modification to this microwave oven. It is the responsibility
of the user to correct such interference.
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