Operating Instructions
Operating Instructions
Microwave Oven
Household Use Only
Model No. NN-SN973S
NN-SN773S
Safety Information
Operation
Precautions ............................ Inside cover
Important Safety Instructions............. 1-3
Installation and Grounding
Instructions .......................................... 4-5
Safety Precautions .............................. 6-7
Sensor Cook Feature ..............................17
Sensor Cook Chart ..................................18
Microwave Recipes .................................19
Timer Feature (Kitchen Timer/Stand
Time/Delay Start) .....................................20
Microwave Shortcuts ......................... 21-22
Food Characteristics................................23
Cooking Techniques .......................... 23-24
Quick Guide to Operation ........................28
Operation
Oven Components Diagram ......................9
Control Panel ...........................................10
Starting to Use Your Oven ....................... 11
Setting the Clock ..................................... 11
Child Safety Lock..................................... 11
Function Features....................................12
Selecting Power & Cook Time .................13
Quick Min Feature ...................................13
Keep Warm Feature ................................13
Popcorn Feature ......................................14
More/Less Feature ..................................14
Inverter Turbo Defrost Feature ................15
Defrosting Tips & Techniques ............ 15-16
Sensor Reheat Feature ...........................17
Maintenance
Care and Cleaning of Your Microwave
Oven ........................................................25
Accessory Purchases ..............................25
Before Requesting Service ......................26
Limited Warranty & Customer Service
Directory ..................................................27
General Information
Cookware Guide ........................................8
Specifications ..........................................29
User’s Record ..........................................30
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE OVEN.
Para instrucciones en español, voltee el libro.
For assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262)
contact us via the web at:
http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo
(U.S.A and Puerto Rico)
For microwave oven safety reference, please visit FDA’s webpage at:
http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/ResourcesforYouRadiationEmittingProducts/Consumers/ucm252762.htm
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Microwave Oven Safety
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided important safety messages in this manual and on your
appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and
either the word “DANGER”, “WARNING” or “CAUTION”. These
words mean:
DANGER
You can be killed or seriously injured if
you don’t immediately follow instructions.
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if
you don’t follow instructions.
CAUTION
You can be exposed to a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to
reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions
are not followed.
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID
POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY
(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open-door
operation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is
important not to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.
(b) Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or
allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
(c) Do not operate the oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that
the oven door close properly and that there is no damage to the:
(1) door (bent),
(2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened),
(3) door seals and sealing surfaces.
(d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly
qualified service personnel.
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Thank you for purchasing a Panasonic Microwave Oven.
Your microwave oven is a cooking appliance and you should use as much care as
you use with a stove or any other cooking appliance. When using electric appliance, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure
to excessive microwave energy:
1. Read all instructions before using this appliance.
2. Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY,” found on the inside front
cover.
3. This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to a properly grounded outlet.
See “GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS” found on page 4.
4. As with any cooking appliance, DO NOT leave oven unattended while in use.
5. Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with the installation instructions found on page 4.
6. DO NOT cover or block any openings on this appliance.
7. DO NOT store this appliance outdoors. DO NOT use this product near water
— for example, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
pool or similar locations.
8. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. DO
NOT use corrosive chemicals, vapors or non-food products in this appliance.
This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, or cook food.It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use. The use of corrosive chemicals in heating or cleaning will damage the appliance and may result in radiation leaks.
9. When cleaning surfaces of the door and oven that come together on closing the door, use only mild, non-abrasive soaps or detergents applied with a
sponge or soft cloth.
10. DO NOT allow children to use this appliance, unless closely supervised by an
adult. DO NOT assume that because a child has mastered one cooking skill
he/she can cook everything.
11. DO NOT operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not
working properly, or if it has been damaged or dropped.
12. DO NOT immerse cord or plug in water.
13. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
14. DO NOT let cord hang over edge of a table or counter.
15. This appliance should be serviced only by qualified service personnel. Contact
the nearest authorized service center for examination, repair or adjustment.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
16. Some products such as whole eggs with or without shell, narrow neck bottles
and sealed containers — for example, closed glass jars — may explode and
should not be heated in this oven.
17. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
(a) DO NOT overcook food. Carefully attend appliance when paper, plastic, or
other combustible materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.
(b) Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before placing bag in
oven.
(c) If material inside the oven ignites, keep oven door closed, turn oven
off, and disconnect the power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or
circuit breaker panel.
(d) DO NOT use the cavity for storage purposes. DO NOT leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in the cavity when not in use.
18. Superheated Liquids
Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be overheated beyond the
boiling point without showing evidence (or signs) of boiling. Visible bubbling is
not always present when the container is removed from the microwave oven.
THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER
WHEN THE CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR A UTENSIL IS INSERTED
INTO THE LIQUID.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
(a) STIR THE LIQUID BOTH BEFORE AND HALFWAY THROUGH HEATING IT.
(b) DO not heat water and oil, or fats together. The film of oil will trap
steam, and may cause a violent eruption.
(c) DO NOT use straight-sided containers with narrow necks.
(d) After heating, allow the container to stand in the microwave oven for a
short time before removing the container.
19. DO NOT cook directly on the turntable. It can crack, cause injury or damage
to the oven.
20. For the oven designed for installation into a wall cabinet:
(a) DO NOT operate any heating or cooking appliance beneath this appliance.
(b) DO NOT mount unit over or near any portion of a heating or cooking appliance.
(c) DO NOT mount over a sink.
(d) DO NOT store anything directly on the top of the appliance surface when
the appliance is in operation.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
WARNING
TO AVOID THE RISK OF SHOCK:
DO NOT remove outer panel from oven. Repairs must be done only by a qualified
service person.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF EXPOSURE TO MICROWAVE
ENERGY:
DO NOT tamper with, or make any adjustments or repairs to Door,
Control Panel Frame, Safety Interlock Switches, or any other part
of oven, microwave leakage may result.
TO AVOID THE RISK OF FIRE:
1. DO NOT operate the microwave oven empty or use metal containers. When using the microwave oven without water or food,
microwave energy cannot be absorbed and will continuously reflect
throughout the cavity. This will cause arcing and damage the oven
cavity, door or other components, which can lead to a fire hazard.
2. DO NOT store flammable materials next to, on top of, or in the oven.
3. DO NOT dry clothes, newspapers or other materials in the oven, or use newspaper
or paper bags for cooking.
4. DO NOT hit or strike Control Panel. Damage to controls may occur.
5. DO NOT use recycled paper products unless the paper product is labeled as safe
for microwave oven use. Recycled paper products may contain impurities which may
cause sparking.
TO AVOID THE RISK OF SCALDING:
POT HOLDERS should always be used when removing items from the oven. Heat is
transferred from the HOT food to the cooking container and from the container to the Glass
Tray. The Glass Tray can also be very HOT after removing the cooking container from the oven.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For proper use of your oven, read remaining safety cautions and operating instructions.
Glass Tray
1. DO NOT operate the oven without the Roller Ring and the Glass Tray in place.
2. DO NOT operate the oven without the Glass Tray fully engaged on the drive hub.
Improper cooking or damage to the oven could result. Verify that the Glass Tray is
properly engaged and rotating by observing its rotation when you press Start.
NOTE: The Glass Tray can turn in either direction.
3. Use only the Glass Tray specifically designed for this oven. DO NOT substitute any
other glass tray.
4. If the Glass Tray is hot, allow to cool before cleaning or placing in water.
5. DO NOT cook directly on the Glass Tray. Always place food in a microwave safe dish.
6. If food or utensils on the Glass Tray touch oven walls, causing the tray to stop moving, the tray will automatically rotate in the opposite direction.
Roller Ring
1. The Roller Ring and oven floor should be cleaned frequently to prevent excessive noise.
2. Always replace the Roller Ring and the Glass Tray in their proper positions.
3. The Roller Ring must always be used for cooking along with the Glass Tray.
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INSTALLATION AND GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
Examine Your Oven
Unpack oven, remove all packing material and examine the oven for any damage
such as dents, broken door latches or cracks in the door. Notify dealer immediately if oven is damaged. DO NOT install if oven is damaged.
Placement of Oven
1. The oven must be placed on a flat, stable surface. Place the front surface of
the door 3 inches (7.6 cm) or more from the counter top edge to avoid accidental tipping of the microwave oven during normal use. For proper operation,
the oven must have sufficient air flow. Allow 3 inches (7.6 cm) of space on both
sides of the oven and 2 inches (5 cm) of space on top of the oven.
(a) DO NOT block air vents. If they are blocked during operation, the oven may
overheat and be damaged.
(b) DO NOT place oven near a hot, damp surface such as a gas or electric
range, or dishwasher.
(c) DO NOT operate oven when room humidity is excessive.
2. This oven is manufactured for counter top household use only, installed 916
mm (36 inches) or higher above floor level. It is not intended for built-in operation and is not approved or tested for mobile vehicle, marine, or commercial
use.
Installation
1. DO NOT block air vents. If they are blocked during operation, the oven may
overheat. If the oven overheats, a thermal safety device will turn the oven off.
The oven will remain inoperable until it has cooled.
2. If the oven is designed for installation into a wall cabinet by using the proper
trim kit available from a local Panasonic dealer, follow all instructions packed
with the kit.
WARNING
IMPROPER USE OF THE GROUNDING PLUG CAN RESULT IN A RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK.
Consult a qualified electrician or service person if the grounding instructions are not
completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the appliance is properly
grounded. If it is necessary to use an extension cord, use only a three wire extension
cord that has a three prong polarized grounding plug, and a three slot receptacle that
will accept the plug on the appliance. The marked rating of the extension cord should
be equal to or greater than the electrical rating of the appliance.
Grounding Instructions
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE GROUNDED. In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the
electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with a
grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and
grounded.
• Plug into properly installed and grounded 3 prong outlet.
• DO NOT remove ground prong.
• DO NOT use an adapter.
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INSTALLATION AND GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
(continued)
Power supply
1. A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming
entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
2. Longer cord sets or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use. DO NOT let cord hang over edge of a table or counter.
3. If a long cord or extension cord is used, (1) the marked electrical rating of the cord
set or extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the
appliance, (2) the extension cord must be a grounding-type 3-wire
cord, and (3) the longer cord should be arranged so that it will not
drape over the counter top or tabletop where it can be pulled on by
children or tripped over accidentally.
Wiring requirements
The oven must be operated on a SEPARATE CIRCUIT. No other appliance should
share the circuit with the microwave oven. If it does, the branch circuit fuse may blow
or the circuit breaker may trip. The oven must be plugged into at least a 20 AMP,
120 VOLT, 60 Hz GROUNDED OUTLET. Where a standard two-prong outlet is encountered, it is the personal responsibility and obligation of the consumer to have it
replaced with a properly grounded three-prong outlet. The VOLTAGE used must be
the same as specified on this microwave oven (120 V, 60 Hz). Using a higher voltage is dangerous and may result in a fire or oven damage. Using a lower voltage will
cause slow cooking. Panasonic is NOT responsible for any damages resulting from
the use of the oven with any voltage other than specified.
TV / RADIO INTERFERENCE
1. Operation of the microwave oven may cause interference to your radio, TV or similar equipment.
2. When there is interference, it may be reduced or eliminated by taking the following
measures:
(a) Place the radio, TV, etc. away from the microwave oven as far as possible.
(b) Use a properly installed antenna to obtain stronger signal reception.
(c) Clean door and sealing surfaces of the oven. (See Care and Cleaning of Your
Microwave Oven)
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Safety Precautions
Follow These Safety Precautions When Cooking in Your Oven.
IMPORTANT
Proper cooking depends upon the power, the time setting and quantity of
food. if you use a smaller portion than recommended but cook at the time
for the recommended portion, fire could result.
1) HOME CANNING / STERILIZING / DRYING FOODS /
SMALL QUANTITIES OF FOODS
• DO NOT use your oven for home canning. Your oven cannot maintain the food at
the proper canning temperature. The food may be contaminated and then spoil.
• DO NOT use the microwave oven to sterilize objects (baby bottles, etc.). It is difficult to keep the oven at the high temperature needed for sterilization.
• DO NOT dry meats, herbs, fruits or vegetables in your oven. Small quantities
of food or foods with low moisture content can dry out, scorch or catch on fire if
overheated.
2) POPCORN
Popcorn may be popped in a microwave oven corn popper. Microwave popcorn which pops in its own package is also available. Follow popcorn manufacturers' directions and use a brand suitable for the cooking power of your
microwave oven.
CAUTION: When using pre-packaged microwave popcorn, you can follow
recommended package instructions or use the popcorn pad (refer to page 14).
Otherwise, the popcorn may not pop adequately or may ignite and cause a
fire. Never leave oven unattended when popping popcorn. Allow the popcorn
bag to cool before opening, always open the bag facing away from your face
and body to prevent steam burns.
3) DEEP FAT FRYING
• DO NOT deep fat fry in your microwave oven. Cooking oils may burst into flames
and may cause damage to the oven and perhaps result in burns. Microwave
utensils may not withstand the temperature of the hot oil, and can shatter or melt.
4) FOODS WITH NONPOROUS SKINS
• DO NOT COOK/REHEAT WHOLE EGGS, WITH OR WITHOUT THE SHELL.
Steam buildup in whole eggs may cause them to explode, and possibly damage the oven or cause injury. Reheating SLICED hard-boiled eggs and cooking
SCRAMBLED eggs is safe.
• Potatoes, apples, whole squash and sausages are examples of foods with
nonporous skins. These types of foods must be pierced before microwave cooking to prevent them from exploding.
CAUTION: Cooking dry or old potatoes can cause fire.
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Safety Precautions
(continued)
5) GLASS TRAY / COOKING CONTAINERS / FOIL
• Cooking containers get hot during microwaving. Heat is transferred from the
HOT food to the container and the Glass Tray. Use pot holders when removing containers from the oven or when removing lids or plastic wrap covers from
cooking containers, to avoid burns.
• The Glass Tray will get hot during cooking. It should be allowed to cool before
handling or before paper products, such as paper plates or microwave popcorn
bags, are placed in the oven for microwave cooking.
• When using foil in the oven, allow at least 1-inch (2.5 cm) of space between foil
and interior oven walls or door.
• Dishes with metallic trim should not be used, as arcing may occur.
6) PAPER TOWELS / CLOTHS
• DO NOT use paper towels or cloths which contain a synthetic fiber woven into
them. The synthetic fiber may cause the towel to ignite. Use paper toweling under supervision.
7) BROWNING DISHES / OVEN COOKING BAGS
• Browning dishes or grills are designed for microwave cooking only. Always follow
instructions provided by the manufacturer. DO NOT preheat browning dish more
than 6 minutes.
• If an oven cooking bag is used for microwave cooking, prepare according to
package directions. DO NOT use a wire twist-tie to close bag, instead use plastic
ties, cotton string or a strip cut from the open end of the bag.
8) THERMOMETERS
• DO NOT use a conventional meat thermometer in your oven. Arcing may occur.
Microwave safe thermometers are available for both meat and candy.
9) BABY FORMULA / BABY FOOD
• DO NOT heat baby formula or baby food in the microwave oven. The glass jar or
surface of the food may appear warm while the interior can be so hot as to burn
the infant’s mouth and esophagus.
10) REHEATING PASTRY PRODUCTS
• When reheating pastry products, check temperatures of any fillings before eating. Some foods have fillings which heat faster and can be extremely hot, while
the surface remains warm to the touch (ex. Jelly Donuts).
11) GENERAL OVEN USAGE GUIDELINES
• DO NOT use the oven for any purpose other than the preparation of food.
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Cookware Guide
ITEM
MICROWAVE
Aluminum Foil
Yes for
Shielding
only
Browning Dish
Yes
Brown paper bags
Dinnerware:
Labeled
“Microwave Safe”
Unlabeled Dinnerware
Disposable polyester
Paperboard Dishes
Fast Food Carton
with Metal Handle
Frozen Dinner Tray
Metal
Frozen Dinner Tray
Microwave safe
No
Yes
COMMENTS
Small strips of foil can be molded around thin parts of meat
or poultry to prevent overcooking. Arcing can occur if foil is
too close to oven wall or door and damage to your oven will
result.
Browning dishes are designed for microwave cooking only.
Check browning dish information for instructions and heating chart. Do not preheat for more than 6 minutes.
May cause a fire in the oven.
Check manufacturers' use and care directions for use in microwave heating. Some dinnerware may state on the back
of the dish, “Oven-Microwave Safe”.
Use CONTAINER TEST below.
Some frozen foods are packaged in these dishes. Can be
purchased in grocery stores.
No
Metal handle may cause arcing.
No
Metal can cause arcing and damage to your oven.
Yes
Heat only 1 tray in the oven at one time.
Glass Jars
No
Heat Resistant Oven
Glassware & Ceramics
Metal Bakeware
Yes
Metal Twist-Ties
No
Oven Cooking Bag
Yes
Paper Plates & Cups
Yes
Paper Towels & Napkins
Yes
Recycled Paper Towels
& Napkins
No
Parchment Paper
Yes
Most glass jars are not heat resistant. Do not use for cooking or reheating.
Ideal for microwave cooking and browning.
(See CONTAINER TEST below)
Not recommended for use in microwave ovens. Metal can
cause arcing and damage to your oven.
May cause arcing which could cause a fire in the oven.
Follow manufacturers' directions. Close bag with the nylon
tie provided, a strip cut from the end of the bag, or a piece
of cotton string. Do not close with metal twist-tie. Make six
½-inch (1 cm) slits near the closure.
Use to warm cooked foods, and to cook foods that require
short cooking times such as hot dogs.
Use to warm rolls and sandwiches, only if labeled safe for
microwave use.
Recycled paper products may contain impurities which may
cause sparks.
Use as a cover to prevent spattering. Safe for use in microwave, microwave/convection and conventional ovens.
Should be labeled, "Suitable for Microwave Heating." Check
manufacturers’ directions for recommended uses.
Some microwave safe plastic containers are not suitable for
cooking foods with high fat or sugar content. The heat from
hot food may cause the plastic to warp.
This material absorbs microwave energy. Dishes get HOT!
Plastic foam will melt if foods reach a high temperature.
Use to reheat foods to a low serving temperature only.
Use to cover food during cooking to retain moisture and
prevent spattering. Should be labeled “Suitable for Microwave Heating”. Check package directions.
Use only for short term reheating and to bring food to a low
serving temperature. Wood may dry out & split or crack
when used.
Plastic:
Microwave Safe
Cookware
Plastic, Melamine
Plastic Foam Cups
Plastic Wrap
Straw, Wicker, Wood
ThermometersMicrowave safe
ThermometersConventional
Wax paper
Yes
?
No
Yes
use caution
No
Yes
use caution
Yes
Yes
use caution
Yes
Use only microwave safe meat and candy thermometers.
No
Not suitable for use in microwave oven, will cause sparks
and get hot.
Use as a cover to prevent spattering and to retain moisture.
Yes
CONTAINER TEST
TO TEST A CONTAINER FOR SAFE MICROWAVE OVEN USE: Fill a microwave safe cup with cool
water and place it in the microwave oven alongside the empty container to be tested; heat one (1)
minute at P10 (HIGH). If the container is microwave oven safe (transparent to microwave energy), the
empty container should remain comfortably cool and the water should be hot. If the container is hot, it
has absorbed some microwave energy and should NOT be used. This test cannot be used for plastic
containers.
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Oven Components Diagram

12


12



14
15

11

13


1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
External Air Vent
Internal Air Vent
Door Safety Lock System
Exhaust Air Vent
Control Panel
Identification Plate
Glass Tray
Roller Ring
Heat/Vapor Barrier Film
(do not remove)
10
11
12
13
14
15
Waveguide Cover
(do not remove)
Door Release Button
Warning label
Menu label
Power Supply Cord
Power Supply Plug
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Control Panel
*The control panels of
NN-SN973S/SN773S
have same key layout.
Display Window
Sensor Reheat Pad
( page 17)
Sensor Cook Pad
( page 17)
Popcorn Pad
( page 14)
Power level Pad
( page 13)
Keep Warm Pad
( page 13)
Inverter Turbo Defrost
Pad
( page 15)
Number Pads
Timer/Clock(Less) Pad
( page 11, 14, 20)
Quick Min (More) Pad
( page 13, 14)
Start Pad
Stop/Reset Pad
After cooking program setting, one tap allows oven to
begin functioning. If door is
opened or Stop/Reset Pad
is pressed once during oven
operation, Start Pad must
be pressed again to restart
oven.
Before cooking: One tap
clears all your instructions.
During cooking: one tap
temporarily stops the cooking
process. Another tap cancels
all your instructions, and time
of day or colon appears in the
display window.
Beep Sound:
When a pad is pressed correctly, a beep will be heard.
If a pad is pressed and no beep is heard, the unit did not or cannot accept the instruction.
When operating, the oven will beep twice between programmed stages. At the end of any
complete program, the oven will beep 5 times.
NOTE:
• If no operation after cooking program setting, 6 minutes later, the oven will automatically cancel
the cooking program. The display will return to clock or colon display.
• If no beep sound is heard, check "Beep ON/OFF" function feature (P12).
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Starting To Use
Your Oven!
Child Safety Lock
This feature prevents the electronic operation of the oven until cancelled. It does not
lock the door.
• Plug into a properly
grounded electrical outlet.
1.
To set:
Display Window
Setting the Clock
To cancel:
Example: To Set 11:25 a.m. or p.m.
1.
• Press Timer/Clock twice.
Colon flashes.
2.
• Enter time of day using
the number pads.
Time appears in the
display window; colon
continues flashing.
3.
• Press Timer/Clock once.
Colon stops flashing;
time of day is entered.
• Press Start 3 times.
“Child” appears in the
display window.
"Child" continues to be
displayed until Child
Lock is cancelled. Any
pad may be pressed
but the microwave will
not start.
• Press Stop/Reset 3
times.
The display will return
to colon or time of day
when Child Lock has
been cancelled.
NOTE:
1. You can set Child Lock feature when the
display shows a colon or time of day.
2. To set or cancel child safety lock, Start
or Stop/Reset pad must be pressed 3
times within 10 seconds.
NOTES:
1. To reset the clock, repeat step 1-3.
2. The clock will retain the time of day as
long as the oven is plugged in and electricity is supplied.
3. Clock is a 12-hour display.
4. Oven will not operate while colon is
flashing.
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Function Features
This unique function of your PANASONIC microwave oven allows you to establish the initial
non-cooking features of your Oven.
This microwave oven has the functions below:
LB/KG CHOICE: The oven has both imperial and metric weight measurements.
BEEP CHOICE: The oven has both Beep On and Beep Off mode.
Plug into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
LB/KG CHOICE
• Press Start once.
The oven automatically defaults to
the imperial measure system (LB).
• Press Timer/Clock once
to choose metric weight
measurements (KG).
• Press Start twice.
The default mode is Beep On.
• Press Timer/Clock once.
The mode changes to
Beep Off.
BEEP CHOICE
Press other button to exit.
NOTES: 1. These choices can be selected only when you plug-in the oven.
2. Press Stop/Reset button to select default setting.
Set LB/KG and BEEP by following the steps below:
1.
• Plug into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
2.
• Press Start once.
3.
• Press Timer/Clock once to choose metric weight measurements (KG).
4.
• Press Start once to Beep Choice.
5.
• Press Timer/Clock once. The mode changes to Beep Off.
NOTE: After setting, it will revert back to LB/KG setting if Start button is pressed again,
press other button to exit.
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Selecting Power
& Cook Time
Quick Min Feature
This feature allows you to set or add
cooking time in 1 minute increments up to
10 minutes.
Example: To cook at P 6 (MEDIUM)
power for 1 minute 30 seconds
1.
To Set Cooking Time:
• Press Power Level
until the desired
power level appears
in the display window.
1.
Press 5 times.
2.
• Set Cooking Time using number pads.
3.
2.
• Press Start.
Cooking will start.
The time in the
display window will
count down.
Press
once
twice
3 times
4 times
5 times
6 times
7 times
8 times
9 times
10 times
• Press Quick Min until
the desired cooking
time (up to 10 minutes)
appears in the display
window. Power Level is
pre-set at P10.
• Press Start.
Cooking begins and the
time will count down. At
the end of cooking, 5
beeps sound.
NOTES:
1. If desired, you can use other power
levels. Select desired power level before
setting cooking time.
2. After setting the time by Quick Min Pad,
you cannot use Number Pads.
3. Quick Min Pad can be used to add more
time during manual cooking.
Power Level
P10 (HIGH)
P9
P8
P7 (MED-HIGH)
P6 (MEDIUM)
P5
P4
P3 (MED-LOW)/DEFROST
P2
P1 (LOW)
Keep Warm Feature
This feature will keep food warm for up to
30 minutes after cooking.
NOTES:
1. For more than one stage cooking, repeat
steps 1 and 2 for each stage of cooking
before pressing Start Pad. The maximum number of stages for cooking is 3.
When operating, two beeps will sound
between each stage. Five beeps will
sound at the end of the entire sequence.
2. When selecting P10 (HIGH) power for
the first stage, you may begin at step 2.
3. When selecting P10 (HIGH) power, the
maximum programmable time is 30 minutes. For other power levels, the maximum time is 99 minutes and 99 seconds.
4. For reheating, use P10 (HIGH) for liquids, P7 (MED-HIGH) for most foods and
P6 (MEDIUM) for dense foods.
5. For defrosting, use P3 (MED-LOW).
Example: To keep 2 cups of gravy warm
for 10 minutes
1.
• Press Keep Warm
2.
• Set warming time using
number pads, up to 30
minutes.
3.
• Press Start.
Keep Warm will start.
The time in the display window will count
down.
NOTE:
Keep Warm can be programmed as the
final stage after cook time/s have been
manually entered. It cannot be used in
combination with sensor or auto features.
DO NOT OVER COOK. This oven requires
less time to cook than an older unit. Over
cooking will cause food to dry out and may
cause a fire. A microwave oven's cooking
power tells you the amount of microwave
power available for cooking.
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Popcorn Feature
More/Less Feature
For Popcorn:
By using the Quick Min (More) or Timer/
Clock (Less) pad, the programs can be
adjusted to cook popcorn for a longer or
shorter time if desired.
Example: To pop 3.5 oz. of popcorn
1.
• Press Popcorn until the
desired size appears in
the display window.
Press once
2.
Press
Weight
once 3.5 oz. (99 g)
twice 3.0 oz. (85 g)
3 times 1.75 oz. (50 g)
: Adds time
More 1 = Adds Approx. 10 secs.
More 2 = Adds Approx. 20 secs.
• (see More/Less
Feature)
or
: Subtracts time
optional
3.
Less 1 = Subtracts Approx. 10 secs.
Less 2 = Subtracts Approx. 20 secs.
Press Quick Min (More) or Timer/Clock
(Less) pad before pressing Start.
For Sensor Reheat/Cook:
Preferences for food doneness vary with
each individual. After having used the
Sensor Reheat/Cook feature a few times,
you may decide you would prefer your food
cooked to a different doneness.
• Press Start.
After several seconds,
cooking time appears
in the display window
and begins to count
down.
: Adds time
NOTES ON POPCORN FEATURE:
1. Pop one bag at a time.
2. Place bag in oven according to manufacturers' directions.
3. Start with popcorn at room temperature.
4. Allow popped corn to sit unopened for a
few minutes.
5. Open bag carefully to prevent burns,
because steam will escape.
6. Do not reheat unpopped kernels or reuse bag
More = Adds Approx. 20% time
: Subtracts time
Less = Subtracts Approx. 20% time
Press Quick Min (More) or Timer/Clock
(Less) pad before pressing Start.
NOTE:
If popcorn is of a different weight than
listed, follow instructions on popcorn package. Never leave the oven unattended. If
popping slows to 2 to 3 seconds between
pops, stop oven. Overcooking can cause
fire.
REMARKS:
When popping multiple bags one right after
the other, the cooking time may vary slightly.
This does not affect the popcorn results.
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Inverter Turbo Defrost Feature
This feature allows you to defrost foods such as: meat, poultry and seafood simply by entering the weight.
Conversion Chart:
Example: To defrost 1.5 pounds of meat
Place food on microwave safe dish.
1.
• Press Inverter Turbo
Defrost.
2.
• Enter weight of the
food using the number pads.
3.
Follow the chart to convert ounces or
hundredths of a pound into tenths of a
pound. To use Inverter Turbo Defrost,
enter the weight of the food in lbs. (1.0)
and tenths of a lb. (0.1). If a piece of
meat weighs 1.95 lbs. or 1 lb. 14 oz.,
enter 1.9 lbs.
Ounces
• Press Start.
Defrosting will start.
The time will count
down. Larger weight
foods will cause a signal midway through
defrosting. If 2 beeps
sound, turn over, rearrange foods or shield
with aluminum foil.
0
1-2
3-4
5
6-7
8
9 - 10
11 - 12
13
14 - 15
Hundredths
of a Pound
.01 - .05
.06 - .15
.16 - .25
.26 - .35
.36 - .45
.46 - .55
.56 - .65
.66 - .75
.76 - .85
.86 - .95
Tenths of a
Pound
0.0
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9
NOTE: The maximum weight for Inverter Turbo Defrost is 6 lbs. (3 kg).
Defrosting Tips & Techniques
Preparation For Freezing:
1. Freeze meats, poultry, and fish in packages with only 1 or 2 layers of food. Place wax
paper between layers.
2. Package in heavy-duty plastic wraps, bags (labeled “For Freezer”), or freezer paper.
3. Remove as much air as possible.
4. Seal securely, date, and label.
To Defrost:
1. Remove wrapper. This helps moisture to evaporate. Juices from food can get hot and
cook the food.
2. Set food in microwave safe dish.
3. Place roasts fat-side down. Place whole poultry breast-side down.
4. Select power and minimum time so that items will be under-defrosted.
5. Drain liquids during defrosting.
6. Turn over (invert) items during defrosting.
7. Shield edges and ends if needed. (See Cooking Techniques).
After Defrosting:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Large items may be icy in the center. Defrosting will complete during STANDING TIME.
Let stand, covered, following stand time directions on page 16.
Rinse foods indicated in the chart.
Items which have been layered should be rinsed separately or have a longer stand time.
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Defrosting Tips & Techniques (continued)
FOOD
DEFROST
TIME at P3
mins (per lb)
Fish and Seafood
Crabmeat
[up to 3 lbs. (1.4 kg)]
Fish Steaks
Fish Fillets
4 to 6
4 to 6
Sea Scallops
4 to 6
Whole fish
Meat
Ground Meat
Roasts
[2½-4 lbs. (1.1-1.8 kg)]
4 to 6
4 to 5
Chops/Steak
6 to 8
Ribs/T-bone
6 to 8
Stew Meat
4 to 8
Liver (thinly sliced)
4 to 6
Bacon (sliced)
Poultry
Chicken, Whole
[up to 3 lbs. (1.4 kg)]
6
4 to 8
4
4 to 6
Cutlets
4 to 6
Pieces
Cornish hens
Turkey Breast
[5-6 lbs. (2.3-2.7 kg)]
4 to 6
6 to 8
6
AFTER DEFROSTING
DURING DEFROSTING
Stand Time
Rinse
5 min.
YES
Break apart/Rearrange
Turn over
Turn over/Rearrange/Shield ends
Break apart/Remove defrosted
pieces
Turn over
Turn over/Remove defrosted
portion/Shield edges
Turn over/Shield ends and
defrosted surface
Turn over/Rearrange/Shield ends
and defrosted surface
Turn over/Rearrange/Shield ends
and defrosted surface
Break apart/Rearrange/
Remove defrosted pieces
Drain liquid/Turn over/
Separate pieces
Turn over
Turn over/Shield
Break apart/Turn over/
Remove defrosted Pieces
Break apart/Turn over/Shield
Turn over/Shield
Turn over/Shield
10 min.
30 min. in
refrig.
NO
5 min.
---20 min. in
refrig.
5 min.
YES
10 min.
20 min. in
refrig.
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Sensor Cook
Feature
Sensor Reheat
Feature
This sensor feature allows you to reheat
cooked, refrigerated food without setting
time. The oven simplifies programming.
This sensor feature allows you to cook food
without setting time. The oven simplifies
programming.
Example: To reheat a plate of food
Example: To cook Frozen Entrées
1.
• Press Sensor Reheat.
1.
2.
• (see More/Less
Feature)
(page 14)
or
Press 5 times
2.
or
optional
• (see More/Less
Feature)
(page 14)
optional
3.
3.
• Press until the desired
food number appears in
the display window.
• Press Start.
Cooking starts.
Cooking is complete when 5 beeps sound.
(When steam is detected by the Genius
Sensor and 2 beeps sound, the remaining cooking time will appear in the display
window.)
• Press Start.
Cooking starts.
Cooking is complete when 5 beeps sound.
(When steam is detected by the Genius
Sensor and 2 beeps sound, the remaining cooking time will appear in the display
window.)
For the best results with the
GENIUS SENSOR, follow these
recommendations.
BEFORE Reheating/Cooking:
1. The room temperature surrounding the
oven should be below 95 °F (35 °C).
2. Food weight should exceed 4 oz. (110 g).
3. Be sure the glass tray, the outside of the
cooking containers and the inside of the
microwave oven are dry before placing
food in the oven. Residual beads of
moisture turning into steam can mislead
the sensor.
4. Cover food with lid, or with vented plastic wrap. Never use tightly sealed plastic
containers—they can prevent steam from
escaping and cause food to overcook.
DURING Reheating/Cooking:
DO NOT open the oven door until 2 beeps
sound and cooking time appears on the Display
Window. Doing so will cause inaccurate cooking
since the steam from food is no longer contained within the oven cavity. Once the cooking
time begins to count down, the oven door may
be opened to stir, turn or rearrange foods.
AFTER Reheating/Cooking:
All foods should have a stand time.
NOTE:
Casseroles - Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of
liquid, cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Stir when time appears in the display window.
Canned Foods - Empty contents into casserole dish or serving bowl, cover dish with
lid or vented plastic wrap. After reheating,
let stand for a few minutes.
Plate of food - Arrange food on plate; top
with butter, gravy, etc. Cover with lid or
vented plastic wrap. After reheating, let
stand for a few minutes.
DO NOT USE SENSOR REHEAT:
1. To reheat bread and pastry products.
Use manual power and time for these
foods.
2. For raw or uncooked foods.
3. If oven cavity is warm.
4. For beverages.
5. For frozen foods.
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Sensor Cook Chart
Recipe
Serving/Weight
Hints
Place oatmeal in a microwave safe serving bowl
with no cover. Follow manufacturers’ directions for
preparation.
Follow manufacturers' directions for preparation of
2. Breakfast
2 - 8 links
pre-cooked breakfast sausage. Place in a radial
Sausage
pattern.
3. Omelet
2 - 4 eggs
Follow basic Omelet recipe on page 19.
Pour soup into a microwave safe serving bowl.
1 - 2 cups
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Stir after
4. Soup
(250 - 500 ml)
cooking.
Follow manufacturers' directions for preparation.
After 2 beeps, stir or rearrange. Be careful when
8 - 28 oz.
5. Frozen Entrées
removing the film cover after cooking. Remove fac(220 - 800 g)
ing away from you to avoid steam burns. If additional time is needed, continue to cook manually.
6. Frozen Pizza
8 oz.
Follow manufacturers’ directions for preparation.
(single)
(220 g)
Add more time of cooking if needed.
Pierce each potato with a fork 6 times spacing
around surface. Place potato or potatoes around
1 - 4 potatoes
the edge of paper-towel-lined glass tray (Turntable),
7. Potatoes
(6 - 8 oz. each)
at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart. Do not cover. Turn
(170 - 220 g)
over after 2 beeps. Let stand 5 minutes to complete cooking.
All pieces should be the same size. Wash thor4 - 16 oz.
oughly, add 1 tbsp. of water per ½ cup of vegeta8. Fresh Vegetables
(110 - 450 g) bles, and cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Do
not salt/butter until after cooking.
Wash thoroughly, add 1 tbsp. of water per ½ cup
6 - 16 oz.
of vegetables, and cover with lid or vented plastic
9. Frozen Vegetables
(170 - 450 g) wrap. Do not salt/butter until after cooking. (Not
suitable for vegetables in butter or sauce.)
Follow manufacturers' directions for covering or re11 - 16 oz.
10. Frozen Dinners
moving covers. Do not use frozen foods packaged
(300 - 450 g)
in foil trays. After 2 beeps, stir or rearrange.
Place 2 oz. pasta with 3 cups hot tap water in a microwave safe 2 qt casserole, salt and oil, if desired,
2 - 8 oz.
covered with lid or vented plastic wrap. For 4 oz.
11. Pasta
(55 - 220 g) pasta use 4 cups water, for 6 oz. pasta use 6 cups
water in 3 qt casserole, for 8 oz. pasta use 7 cups
water.
4 - 16 oz.
Arrange in a single layer. Cover with lid or vented
12. Fish Fillets
(110 - 450 g) plastic wrap.
1. Oatmeal
½ - 1 cup
(40 - 80 g)
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Microwave Recipes
In a 2-Qt. casserole, melt the butter for
40 seconds at P10. Add onion and garlic
and cook for 1 minute at P10. Stir in flour,
mustard, salt and pepper, and gradually
add the milk. Cook for 3-4 minutes at P10
until sauce thickens, stirring once. Add the
cheddar cheese, stirring thoroughly. Pour
and stir the sauce into the macaroni, in a
3-Qt. casserole.Top with bread crumbs and
paprika. Cover with lid or vented plastic
wrap. Cook at P6 power for 16-18 minutes.
OMELET
Basic Omelet
1
2
2
tablespoon butter or margarine
eggs
tablespoons milk
salt and ground black pepper, if desired
Heat butter in a microwave safe 9-inch pie
plate, 20 seconds at p10, or until melted.
Turn the plate to coat the bottom with butter.
Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl, beat together and
pour into the pie plate. Cook, covered with
vented plastic wrap, using OMELET selection. Let stand 2 minutes. With a spatula,
loosen the edges of the omelet from the
plate, fold into thirds to serve. Always use
scrambled eggs.
Yield: 6 servings
Beef and Macaroni Casserole
1
1
½
1
2
1¼
1
1
½
¼
½
Yield: 1 serving
Approx. Cooking Time: 4 minutes.
NOTE: Double ingredients for a 4 egg
Omelet.
CASSEROLE
Shepherd's Pie
Crumble the ground beef in a 3-Qt. casserole. Cook for 5-7 minutes at P6 or until the
meat is cooked, stirring twice. Stir in onion,
peppers and celery. Cook for 3-4 minutes
at P10. Stir in the remaining ingredients,
except cheese. Cover with lid or vented
plastic wrap. Cook at P6 power for 16-18
minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and
let stand 5 minutes.
1 pound lean ground beef
½ cup frozen peas, thawed
¼ cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon gravy powder
½ teaspoon curry powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups mashed potatoes
In a 2-Qt. casserole dish, crumble the
ground beef and cook for 5-7 minutes at P6
or until the meat is cooked, stirring twice.
Add the remaining ingredients, except for
potatoes. Stir well, and then spread the potatoes evenly on the top. Cover with a lid or
vented plastic wrap and cook at P6 power
for 16-18 minutes.
Yield: 4-6 servings
Tuna Casserole
1
4
1
Yield: 4 servings
1
Macaroni and Cheese
1
¾
1
½
¼
2
1
¼
1
1
¼
2
2
8
⅓
1
pound lean ground beef
small onion, chopped
green bell pepper, chopped
cup chopped celery
15 oz. cans tomato sauce
cups water
cup uncooked elbow macaroni
teaspoon parsley
teaspoon salt
teaspoon ground black pepper
cup grated cheddar cheese
cup butter
tablespoons chopped onion
clove minced garlic
cup all-purpose flour
teaspoon dry mustard
teaspoon salt
teaspoon ground black pepper
cups milk
cups grated cheddar cheese
oz. (½ lb. dry weight) macaroni, cooked
and drained
cup bread crumbs
teaspoon paprika
6 oz. can tuna, drained and flaked
cups cooked and drained noodles
10¾ oz. can condensed cream of
mushroom soup
4 oz. can mushroom pieces and stems,
drained
16 oz. package frozen peas, defrosted
cup milk
cup crushed potato chips
cup grated cheddar cheese
In a 3-Qt. casserole, combine tuna, noodles, soup, mushrooms, peas and milk; mix
well. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Cook at P6 power for 16-18 minutes. Top
with potato chips and cheese before serving.
Yield: 4-6 servings
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Timer Feature
CAUTION:
If oven lamp is lit while using the timer
feature, the oven is incorrectly programed. Stop oven immediately and reread instructions.
This feature allows you to program the
oven as a kitchen timer. It can also be used
to program a standing time after cooking is
completed and/or to program a delay start.
To Use as a Kitchen Timer:
To Set Delay Start:
Example: To count down 5 minutes.
1.
• Press Timer/Clock
once.
2.
• Set desired amount
of time using number
pads.
(up to 99 minutes and
99 seconds).
• Press Start.
Time will count down
without oven
operatings.
3.
Example: To delay the start of cooking
for 5 minutes, and cook at P6
power for 3 minutes.
• Enter the desired
Power level (see
page 13 for directions).
Press 5 times
• Set desired cooking
time using number
pads.
3.
• Press Timer/Clock
once.
4.
• Set desired amount
of Stand Time using
number pads. (up to 99
minutes and 99 seconds)
• Press Start.
Cooking will start.
After cooking, stand
time will count down
without oven
operating.
5.
2.
• Enter desired amount of
delay time using number
pads. (up to 99 minutes
and 99 seconds)
• Enter the desired
Power level (see
page 13 for directions).
Press 5 times
Example: To cook at P6 power for 3
minutes, with stand time of 5
minutes.
2.
• Press Timer/Clock
once.
3.
To Set Stand Time:
1.
1.
4.
• Set desired cooking
time using number
pads.
5.
• Press Start.
Delay time will
count down. Then
cooking will start.
NOTE:
1. When each stage finishes, a two-beep
signal sounds. At the end of the program,
the oven will beep five times.
2. If the oven door is opened during Stand
Time, Kitchen Timer or Delay Time, the
time on the display will continue to count
down.
3. Stand time and Delay start cannot be
programmed before any automatic
Function. This is to prevent the starting
temperature of food from rising before
defrosting or cooking begins. A change
in starting temperature could cause inaccurate results.
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Microwave shortcuts
FOOD
POWER
TIME
(in mins.)
DIRECTIONS
To separate refrigerated
Bacon,
1 pound (450 g)
P10
(HIGH)
30 sec.
Remove wrapper and place in microwave
safe dish. After heating, use a plastic spatula
to separate slices.
To soften Brown Sugar
1 cup (250 ml)
P10
(HIGH)
20 - 30
sec.
Place brown sugar in microwave safe dish
with a slice of bread. Cover with lid or plastic
wrap.
To soften refrigerated
Butter,
1 stick, ¼ pound (110 g)
To melt refrigerated
Butter,
1 stick, ¼ pound (110 g)
P3
(MED-LOW)
P6
(MEDIUM)
1
Remove wrapper and place butter in a microwave safe dish.
1½ - 2
Remove wrapper and place butter in a microwave safe dish covered with lid or vented
plastic wrap.
P6
(MEDIUM)
P6
(MEDIUM)
1 - 1½
Remove wrapper and place chocolate in a
microwave safe dish. After heating, stir until
completely melted. NOTE: Chocolate holds
its shape even when softened.
P10
(HIGH)
1
P3
(MED-LOW)
1-2
Remove wrapper and place in a microwave
safe bowl.
P10
(HIGH)
4-5
Crumble into a microwave safe colander set
into another dish. Cover with plastic wrap.
Stir twice. Drain grease.
P8
3½ - 4
All pieces should be the same size. Wash
thoroughly, add 1 tbsp of water per ½ cup
of vegetables, and cover with lid or vented
plastic wrap. Do not salt/butter until after
cooking.
Frozen
(10 oz.)
(280 g)
P8
3½ - 4
Wash thoroughly, add 1 tbsp of water per
½ cup of vegetables, and cover with lid or
vented plastic wrap. Do not salt/butter until
after cooking. (Not suitable for vegetables in
butter or sauce.)
Canned
(15 oz.)
(430 g)
P8
3½ - 4
Empty contents into microwave safe serving
bowl. Do not cover.
To melt Chocolate,
1 square, 1 oz. (28 g)
To melt Chocolate,
½ cup (125 ml) chips
To toast Coconut,
½ cup (125 ml)
To soften Cream Cheese,
8 oz. (220 g)
To brown Ground Beef,
1 pound (450 g)
To cook Vegetables,
Fresh
(½ lb.)
(225 g)
1 - 1½
Place in a microwave safe dish.
Stir every 30 seconds.
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Microwave shortcuts
FOOD
POWER
To cook baked Potato,
(6 - 8 oz. each)
(170 - 220 g)
1
P8
2
P8
P10
(HIGH)
To steam
Hand Towels - 4
To soften Ice Cream,
½ gallon (2 L)
6-7
P10
(HIGH)
P10
(HIGH)
1½ - 2
P7
(MED-HIGH)
P7
(MED-HIGH)
DIRECTIONS
Pierce each potato with a fork 6 times spacing around surface. Place potato or potatoes
around the edge of paper-towel-lined glass
tray (Turntable), at least 1 inch (2.5 cm)
apart. Do not cover. Let stand 5 minutes to
complete cooking.
20 - 30 sec. Soak in water, then wring out excess.
Place on a microwave safe dish.
Heat. Present immediately.
1 - 1½
1 cup, 8 oz. (250 ml)
2 cups, 16 oz. (500 ml)
1 cup, 8 oz. (250 ml)
2 cups, 16 oz. (500 ml)
3½ - 4
P3
(MED-LOW)
Cup of liquid
To boil water, broth, etc.
Cup of liquid
To warm Beverage,
TIME
(in mins.)
(continued)
Check often to prevent melting.
2½ - 3
Heated liquids can erupt if not stirred.
Do not heat liquids in microwave oven
without stirring before heating.
1½ - 2
2½ - 3
To roast Nuts,
1½ cups (375 ml)
P10
(HIGH)
3-4
To toast Sesame Seeds,
¼ cup (60 ml)
P10
(HIGH)
2 - 2½
Place in a small microwave safe bowl.
Stir twice.
To skin Tomatoes,
(one at a time)
P10
(HIGH)
30 sec.
Place tomato into a microwave safe bowl
containing boiling water. Rinse and peel.
Repeat for each tomato.
To remove Cooking
Odours,
P10
(HIGH)
5
Spread nuts into a 9-inch (23 cm)
microwave safe pie plate.
Stir occasionally.
Combine 1 to 1½ cups (250 - 375 ml) water
with the juice and peel of one lemon in a 2
quart microwave safe bowl.
After water finishes boiling, wipe interior of
oven with a cloth. You can also use a combination of several whole cloves and ¼ cup of
vinegar with 1 cup of water.
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Food Characteristics
Cooking Techniques
Bone and Fat
Piercing
Both bone and fat affect cooking. Bones may cause irregular
cooking. Meat next to the tips
of bones may overcook while
meat positioned under a large bone, such
as a ham bone, may be undercooked.
Large amounts of fat absorb microwave
energy and the meat next to these areas
may overcook.
Foods with skins or membranes must be pierced
scored or have a strip of skin
peeled before cooking to allow steam to escape. Pierce clams, oysters,
chicken livers, whole potatoes and whole
vegetables. Whole apples or new potatoes
should have a 1-inch strip of skin peeled
before cooking. Score sausages and frankfurters. Do not Cook/Reheat whole eggs
with or without the shell. Steam build up in
whole eggs may cause them to explode,
and possibly damage the oven or cause
injury. Reheating SLICED hard-boiled eggs
and cooking SCRAMBLED eggs is safe.
Density
Porous, airy foods such as
breads, cakes or rolls take
less time to cook than heavy,
dense foods such as potatoes
and roasts. When reheating donuts or
other foods with different centers be very
careful. Certain foods have centers made
with sugar, water, or fat and these centers
attract microwaves (For example, jelly donuts). When a jelly donut is heated, the jelly
can become extremely hot while the exterior remains warm to the touch. This could
result in a burn if the food is not allowed to
cool properly in the center.
Browning
Foods will not have the
same brown appearance
as conventionally cooked
foods or those foods which
are cooked utilizing a browning feature.
Meats and poultry may be coated with
browning sauce, Worcestershire sauce,
barbecue sauce or shake-on browning
sauce. To use, combine browning sauce
with melted butter or margarine and brush
on before cooking. For quick breads or muffins, brown sugar can be used in the recipe
in place of granulated sugar, or the surface
can be sprinkled with dark spices before
baking.
Quantity
Two potatoes take longer to cook
than one potato. As the quantity
of the food decreases so does
the cooking time. Overcooking
will cause the moisture content
in the food to decrease and a fire
could result. Never leave microwave unattended while in use.
Spacing
Individual foods, such as
baked potatoes, cupcakes
and appetizers, will cook
more evenly if placed in
the oven equal distances
apart. When possible, arrange foods in a
circular pattern.
Shape
Uniform sizes heat more
evenly. The thin end of a
drumstick will cook more
quickly than the meaty
end. To compensate for irregular shapes,
place thin parts toward the center of the
dish and thick pieces toward the edge.
Size
Thin pieces cook more
quickly than thick pieces.
Starting Temperature
Foods that are at room temperature
take less time to cook than if they
are chilled, refrigerated, or frozen.
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Cooking Techniques
(continued)
Covering
Turning
As with conventional cooking, moisture
evaporates during microwave cooking. Casserole lids or plastic wrap are used for a
tighter seal. When using plastic wrap, vent the
plastic wrap by folding back part of the plastic
wrap from the edge of the dish to allow steam
to escape. Loosen or remove plastic wrap as
recipe directs for stand time. When removing
plastic wrap covers, as well as any glass lids,
be careful to remove them away from you to
avoid steam burns. Various degrees of moisture retention are also obtained by using wax
paper or paper towels.
It is not possible to stir some foods to distribute the heat evenly. At times, microwave energy will concentrate in one area of the food.
To help insure even cooking, these food need
to be turned. Turn over large foods, such as
roasts or turkeys, halfway through cooking.
Stand Time
Most foods will continue to cook by conduction after the microwave oven is turned off.
In meat cookery, the internal temperature will
rise 5 °F to 15 °F (3 °C to 8 °C), if allowed to
stand, tented with foil, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Casseroles and vegetables need a shorter
amount of standing time, but this standing
time is necessary to allow foods to complete
cooking to the center without overcooking on
the edges.
Shielding
Thin areas of meat and poultry cook more
quickly than meaty portions. To prevent overcooking, these thin areas can be shielded with
strips of aluminum foil. Wooden toothpicks
may be used to hold the foil in place.
CAUTION is to be exercised when using
foil. Arcing can occur if foil is too close to oven
wall or door and damage to your oven will
result.
Test for Doneness
The same tests for doneness used in conventional cooking may be used for microwave
cooking. Meat is done when fork-tender or
splits at fibers. Chicken is done when juices
are clear yellow and drumstick moves freely.
Fish is done when it flakes and is opaque.
Cake is done when a toothpick or cake tester
is inserted and comes out clean.
Cooking time
A range of cooking time is given in each
recipe. The time range compensates for the
uncontrollable differences in food shapes,
starting temperature, and regional preferences. Always cook food for the minimum
cooking time given in a recipe and check
for doneness. If the food is undercooked,
continue cooking. It is easier to add time to
an undercooked product. Once the food is
overcooked, nothing can be done.
ABOUT FOOD SAFETY AND
COOKING TEMPERATURE
Check foods to see that they are cooked to
the United States Department of
Agriculture’s recommended temperatures.
TEMP
Stirring
Stirring is usually necessary during microwave
cooking. Always bring the cooked outside
edges toward the center and the less cooked
center portions toward the outside of the dish.
Rearranging
Rearrange small items such as chicken
pieces, shrimp, hamburger patties or pork
chops. Rearrange pieces from the edge to the
center and pieces from the center to the edge
of the dish.
FOOD
160 °F
...for fresh pork, ground meat,
boneless white poultry, fish,
seafood, egg dishes and
frozen prepared food.
165 °F
170 °F
...for leftover, ready-to-reheat
refrigerated, and deli and
carryout “fresh” food.
...white meat of poultry.
180 °F
...dark meat of poultry.
To test for doneness, insert a meat thermometer in a thick or dense area away from fat or
bone. NEVER leave the thermometer in the
food during cooking, unless it is approved for
microwave oven use.
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Care and Cleaning of Your Microwave Oven
BEFORE CLEANING:
Unplug oven at wall outlet. If outlet is inaccessible, leave oven door open while cleaning.
Label:
Do not remove, wipe with a damp
cloth.
Inside of the oven:
Wipe with a damp cloth
after using. Mild detergent
may be used if needed.
Do not use harsh detergents or abrasives.
Oven Door:
Wipe with a soft dry
cloth when steam
accumulates inside or
around the outside of
the oven door. During
cooking, especially
under high humidity conditions, steam
is given off from the
food. (Some steam will
condense on cooler
surfaces, such as the
oven door. This is
normal.)
Inside surface is covered with a heat and
vapor barrier film. Do
not remove.
AFTER CLEANING:
Be sure to place the Roller Ring and the
Glass Tray in the proper position and press
Stop/Reset Pad to clear the Display.
Outside oven surfaces:
Clean with a damp cloth.
To prevent damage to the
operating parts inside the
oven, water should not be
allowed to seep into ventilation openings.
Control Panel:
* Covered with a
removable protective
film to prevent
scratches during
shipping. Small
bubbles may appear
under this film. (Hint To remove film, apply
masking or clear tape
to an exposed corner
and pull gently.)
* If the Control Panel
becomes wet, clean
it with a soft dry cloth.
Do not use harsh detergents or abrasives.
Glass Tray:
Remove and wash in
warm soapy water or in
a dishwasher.
Roller Ring and oven cavity floor:
Clean the bottom surface of the oven
with mild detergent water or window
cleaner, and dry. Roller Ring may be
washed in mild soapy water or dishwasher. These areas should be kept
clean to avoid excessive noise.
Do not remove wave guide cover:
It is important to keep cover
clean in the same manner as the
inside of the oven.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE OVEN CLEAN AND DRY.
FOOD RESIDUE AND CONDENSATION MAY CAUSE RUSTING
OR ARCING AND DAMAGE TO THE OVEN. AFTER USE, WIPE
DRY ALL SURFACES-INCLUDING VENT OPENINGS, OVEN
SEAMS, AND UNDER GLASS TRAY.
PARTS DESCRIPTION
Instructions / Operating Manual (this book)
Glass Tray
Roller Ring Assembly
PART NUMBER
F0003BK00AP
A06014M00AP (NN-SN973S)
A60614A00AP (NN-SN773S)
F290D9331AP (NN-SN973S)
F290D9R01AP (NN-SN773S)
Accessory Purchases (United States and Puerto Rico)
Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our
Web Site at: http://www.pstc.panasonic.com
Or, send your request by E-mail to: npcparts@us.panasonic.com
You may also contact us directly at:
1-800-332-5368 (Phone) 1-800-237-9080 (Fax Only) (Monday-Friday 9am-9pm EST)
Panasonic National Parts Center
20421 84th Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
(We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express)
For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-866-605-1277
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Before Requesting Service
These things are normal:
The oven causes
interference with my
TV.
Some radio and TV interference might occur when you cook
with the microwave oven. This interference is similar to the
interference caused by small appliances such as mixers,
vacuums, blow dryers, etc. It does not indicate a problem
with your oven.
Steam accumulates
on the oven door and
warm air comes from
the oven vents.
During cooking, steam and warm air are given off from the
food. Most of the steam and warm air are removed from the
oven by the air which circulates in the oven cavity. However,
some steam will condense on cooler surfaces such as the
oven door. This is normal. After use, the oven should be
wiped dry (see page 25).
PROBLEM
Oven will not turn on.
Oven will not start
cooking.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
The oven is not plugged in
securely.
Circuit breaker or fuse is
tripped or blown.
There is a problem with the
outlet.
The door is not closed
completely.
Start Pad was not pressed
after programming.
Another program is already
entered into the oven.
The program is not correct.
Stop/Reset Pad has been
pressed accidentally.
REMEDY
Remove plug from outlet, wait
10 seconds and re-insert.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
Plug another appliance into the
outlet to check if it is working.
Close the oven door securely.
Press Start Pad.
Press Stop/Reset Pad to cancel the previous program and
enter new program.
Program again according to
the Operating Instructions.
Program oven again.
The Glass Tray is not
positioned properly on the
Roller Ring or there is food
under the Roller Ring.
Take out Glass Tray and Roller
Ring. Wipe with a damp cloth
and reset Roller Ring and
Glass Tray properly.
When the oven is
operating, there is
noise coming from
the glass tray.
The Roller Ring and oven
bottom are dirty.
Clean these parts according to
Care and Cleaning of your
Microwave oven (see page 25).
The word “Child”
appears in the
Display Window.
The CHILD LOCK was
activated by pressing
Start pad 3 times.
Deactivate LOCK by pressing
Stop/Reset pad 3 times.
The oven stops cooking and "H00", "H97"
or "H98" appears in
the display window.
This displaying indicates a
problem with the microwave
generation system.
Please contact an authorised
Service Center (see page 27).
The Glass Tray
wobbles.
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Limited Warranty & Customer Services Directory
(For U.S.A and Puerto Rico only)
PANASONIC CONSUMER MARKETING COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA,
DIVISION OF PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA
One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, new Jersey 07094
Panasonic Consumer Microwave Oven
Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty Coverage (For USA and Puerto Rico Only)
If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Marketing
Company (referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of the period indicated on the chart below, which starts with the
date of original purchase (“warranty period”), at its option either (a) repair your product with new or refurbished parts, (b)
replace it with a new or a refurbished equivalent value product, or (c) refund your purchase price. The decision to repair,
replace or refund will be made by the warrantor.
Product or Part Name
Labor
Parts
ALL PARTS (EXCEPT MAGNETRON TUBE)
1 (ONE) YEAR
1 (ONE) YEAR
MAGNETRON TUBE
1 (ONE) YEAR
5 (FIVE) YEAR
During the “Labor” warranty period there will be no charge for labor. During the “Parts” warranty period, there will be no
charge for parts.
This warranty only applies to products purchased and serviced in the United States or Puerto Rico. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser of a new product which was not sold “as is”.
Carry-In or Mail in Service:
To find a service center please visit http://www.panasonic.com/help or call 1-800-211-PANA (7262).
When shipping the unit, carefully pack and send it in the original (or supplied) carton. Include a letter detailing the
complaint along with the bill of sales and provide a daytime phone number where you can be reached.
IF REPAIR IS NEEDED DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, THE PURCHASER WILL BE REQUIRED TO FURNISH A
SALES RECEIPT/PROOF OF PURCHASE INDICATING DATE OF PURCHASE, AMOUNT PAID AND PLACE OF PURCHASE. CUSTOMER WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE REPAIR OF ANY UNIT RECEIVED WITHOUT SUCH PROOF OF
PURCHASE.
Limited Warranty Limits And Exclusions
This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or workmanship, and DOES NOT COVER glass, plastic
parts, temperature probes (if included) and normal wear and tear or cosmetic damage. The warranty ALSO DOES NOT
COVER damages which occurred in shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor, or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, bug infestation, mishandling, misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments, maladjustment of consumer controls, improper maintenance, power line surge, lightning damage,
modification, or commercial use (such as in a hotel, office, restaurant, or other business), rental use of the product, service by
anyone other than a Factory Service center or other Authorized Servicer, or damage that is attributable to acts of God.
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED UNDER “LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE”.
THE WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE
USE OF THIS PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY. (As examples, this excludes
damages for lost time, travel to and from the servicer, loss of or damage to media or images, data or other memory or
recorded content. The items listed are not exclusive, but for illustration only.)
ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED
TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts, so the exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. If a problem
with this product develops during or after the warranty period, you may contact your dealer or Service Center. If the problem
is not handled to your satisfaction, then write to:
Consumer Affairs Department
Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company
661 Independence Pkwy
Chesapeake, VA 23320
PARTS AND SERIVCE, WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Customer Services Directory (United States and Puerto Rico)
Obtain Product Information and Operating Assistance; locate your nearest Dealer or Service Center; purchase Parts and
Accessories; or make Customer Service and Literature requests by visiting our Web Site at:
http://www.panasonic.com/help
or, contact us via the web at: http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo
You may also contact us directly at:1-800-211-PANA (7262)
Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-7pm EST
For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855
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Quick Guide to Operation
Feature
To set
Clock
(page 11)
To Use Child
Safety Lock
(page 11)
How to Operate
Thru
Press twice.
Enter time of day.
To Set:
Press once.
To Cancel:
Press 3 times.
Press 3 times.
To Use
Power and Time
(page 13)
Thru
Press to select Power Level. Set cooking time.
To cook using
Quick Min
(page 13)
(up to 10 min.)
To use
Keep Warm
(page 13)
Press once.
Thru
Press once Set keep warm time.(up to 30 min.) Press once.
To cook using
Popcorn
(page 14)
or
Optional.
Select weight.
To defrost using
Inverter Turbo
Defrost
(page 15)
To reheat using
Sensor Reheat
(page 17)
Press once.
Set weight.
Press once.
or
Press once.
Optional.
Press once.
or
Press to select food number.
To use as a
Kitchen Timer
(page 20)
To set
Delay Start
(page 20)
Press once.
Thru
To reheat using
Sensor Cook
(page 17)
To set
Stand Time
(page 20)
Press once.
Optional.
Press once.
Thru
Press once.
(
)
Set time.
Input up to
2-stage cooking programs
Thru
Press once.
Thru
Press once.
Press once.
Set time.
Set time.
(
Press once.
)
Input up to
2-stage cooking programs
Press once.
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Specifications
NN-SN973S
NN-SN773S
Power Source:
120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption:
12.7 A, 1,500 W
13.0 A, 1,550 W
Cooking Power:*
1,250 W
23 27/32" x 19 13/32" x 14 1/64"
21 27/32" x 19 13/32" x 11 31/32"
Outside Dimensions
(606
mm
x
493
mm
x
356
mm)
(555
mm x 493 mm x 304 mm)
(W x D x H):
18 ½" x 18 15/32" x 10 15/16"
18 ½" x 16 29/64" x 8 31/32"
Oven Cavity Dimensions
(470 mm x 469 mm x 278 mm) (470 mm x 418 mm x 228 mm)
(W x D x H):
Operating Frequency:
2,450 MHz
Net Weight:
Approx. 36.8 lbs. (16.7 kg) Approx. 31.5 lbs. (14.3 kg)
Trim Kit for 27" Cabinet:
NN-SN973
NN-SN773S
Model Number:
NN-TK922S
NN-TK722S
27" x 18 9⁄16"
27" x 16 ½"
Outside Dimensions
(684 mm x 472 mm)
(684 mm x 419 mm)
(W x H):
25 1/2" x 21" x 17 3/8"
25 1/2" x 21" x 15 5/16"
Cabinet Opening
(648 mm x 533 mm x 422 mm) (648 mm x 533 mm x 389 mm)
(W x D x H):
Trim Kit for 30" Cabinet:
NN-SN973
NN-SN773S
Model Number:
NN-TK932S
NN-TK732S
30" x 18 9⁄16"
30" x 16 ½"
Outside Dimensions
(760 mm x 472 mm)
(760 mm x 419 mm)
(W x H):
28 1/2" x 21" x 17 3/8"
28 1/2" x 21" x 15 5/16"
Cabinet Opening
(724 mm x 533 mm x 422 mm) (724 mm x 533 mm x 389 mm)
(W x D x H):
*IEC Test procedure
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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User’s Record
The serial number of this product may
be found on the back side of the oven
or on the left side of the control panel.
You should note the model number and
the serial number of this oven in the
space provided and retain this book as
a permanent record of your purchase
for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
Date of Purchase
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,
Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way
Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
Panasonic Appliances Microwave Oven (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
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