GE JES1290BJ, jes1290 User manual

GE JES1290BJ, jes1290 User manual
with Convection and Grill
Microwave Oven
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Safety Information . . . . . . . . .2–6
Operating Instructions
Best Cooking Methods . . . . . . .19
Combination 1 Features . . . . . .16
Combination 2 Features . . . . . .17
Convection Features . . . . . . . . .15
Convenience Features . . . . . . . .14
Cookware Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Grill Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Microwave Terms . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Other Features . . . . . . . . . . .21, 22
Oven Features . . . . . . . . . . . . .7, 8
Power Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Timed Features . . . . . . . . . .10–13
Owner’s Manual
JES1290
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . .24
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . .25
Things That Are Normal . . . . . .25
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . .Back Cover
Product Registration . . . . . .29, 30
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # __________________
Serial # __________________
You can find them on a label
inside the oven.
3513913700 49-40499 01-06 JR
Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk
of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
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.
(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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
When using electrical appliances basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following.
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner’s Manual.
■ Read and follow the specific precautions in the
Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure to Excessive
Microwave Energy section above.
■ Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use this
product near water—for example, in a wet basement,
near a swimming pool, near a sink or in similar locations.
■ This appliance must be grounded. Connect only
to a properly grounded outlet. See the Grounding
Instructions section on page 5.
■ Keep power cord away from heated surfaces.
■ Install or locate this appliance only in accordance
with the provided installation instructions.
■ This oven must be located at least 3 ft. above floor level.
■ Be certain to place the front surface of the door
3″ or more back from the countertop edge to avoid
accidental tipping of the appliance in normal usage.
■ Do not mount this appliance over a sink.
■ Do not mount the microwave oven over or near any
portion of a heating or cooking appliance.
■ Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave
oven surface when the microwave oven is in operation.
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(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),
■ Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged
power cord or plug, if it is not working properly or
if it has been damaged or dropped. If the power cord
is damaged, it must be replaced by General Electric
Service or an authorized service agent using a power
cord available from General Electric.
■ Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
■ Use this appliance only for its intended use as described
in this manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors
in this appliance. This microwave oven is specifically
designed to heat, dry or cook food, and is not intended
for laboratory or industrial use.
■ This microwave oven is not approved or tested for
marine use.
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■ Do not immerse power cord or plug in water.
■ Do not let power cord hang over edge of table or
counter.
■ To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
— Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance when
paper, plastic or other combustible materials are placed
inside the oven while cooking.
— Remove wire twist-ties and metal handles from paper or
plastic containers before placing them in the oven.
— Do not use the oven for storage purposes. Do not leave
paper products, cooking utensils or food in the oven
when not in use.
— If materials inside the oven ignite, keep the oven door
closed, turn the oven off and disconnect the power
cord, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker
panel. If the door is opened, the fire may spread.
■ See door surface cleaning instructions in the
Care and cleaning of the microwave oven section
of this manual.
■ This appliance must only be serviced by qualified service
personnel. Contact nearest authorized service facility for
examination, repair or adjustment.
■ As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary
when used by children.
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ARCING
If you see arcing, press CLEAR/OFF and correct the problem.
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven.
Arcing is caused by:
■ Foil not molded to food (upturned edges act
like antennas).
■ The metal shelf installed incorrectly so it touches
the microwave wall.
■ Metal, such as twist-ties, poultry pins or goldrimmed dishes, in the microwave.
■ Metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
■ Recycled paper towels containing small metal
pieces being used in the microwave.
■ When microwaving, place all foods and
containers on the glass microwave turntable.
■ SUPERHEATED WATER
Liquids, such as water, coffee or tea are able to
be overheated beyond the boiling point without
appearing to be boiling. Visible bubbling or boiling
when the container is removed from the microwave
oven is not always present. THIS COULD RESULT
IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER
WHEN THE CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR A
SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO
THE LIQUID.
— Do not overheat the liquid.
— Stir the liquid both before and halfway through
heating it.
— Do not use straight-sided containers with
narrow necks.
— After heating, allow the container to stand in
the microwave oven for a short time before
removing the container.
— Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or
other utensil into the container.
■ Avoid heating baby food in glass jars, even
with the lid off. Make sure all infant food is
thoroughly cooked. Stir food to distribute the
heat evenly. Be careful to prevent scalding when
warming formula. The container may feel cooler
than the formula really is. Always test the formula
before feeding the baby.
■ Don’t defrost frozen beverages in narrow-necked
bottles (especially carbonated beverages). Even if
the container is opened, pressure can build up.
This can cause the container to burst, possibly
resulting in injury.
■ Hot foods and steam can cause burns. Be careful
when opening any containers of hot food,
including popcorn bags, cooking pouches and
boxes. To prevent possible injury, direct steam
away from hands and face.
■ Do not overcook potatoes. They could dehydrate
and catch fire, causing damage to your oven.
■ Some products such as whole eggs and sealed
containers—for example, closed jars—are able
to explode and should not be heated in this
microwave oven. Such use of the microwave
oven could result in injury.
■ Cook meat and poultry thoroughly—meat to at
least an INTERNAL temperature of 160°F and
poultry to at least an INTERNAL temperature
of 180°F. Cooking to these temperatures usually
protects against foodborne illness.
■ Do not boil eggs in a microwave oven. Pressure
will build up inside egg yolk and will cause it
to burst, possibly resulting in injury.
■ Foods cooked in liquids (such as pasta) may
tend to boil more rapidly than foods containing
less moisture. Should this occur, refer to the
Care and cleaning of the microwave oven section
for instructions on how to clean the inside
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of the oven.
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■ Do not pop popcorn in your microwave oven
unless in a special microwave popcorn accessory
or unless you use popcorn labeled for use in
microwave ovens.
■ Foods with unbroken outer “skin” such as
potatoes, hot dogs, sausages, tomatoes, apples,
chicken livers and other giblets, and egg yolks
should be pierced to allow steam to escape
during cooking.
Troubleshooting Tips
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
■ Operating the microwave with no food inside for
more than a minute or two may cause damage to
the oven and could start a fire. It increases the
heat around the magnetron and can shorten the
life of the oven.
Operating Instructions
FOODS
Safety Instructions
WARNING!
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!
MICROWAVE-SAFE COOKWARE
Make sure to use suitable cookware during
microwave cooking. Most glass casseroles, cooking
dishes, measuring cups, custard cups, pottery or
china dinnerware which does not have metallic trim
or glaze with a metallic sheen can be used. Some
cookware is labeled “suitable for microwaving.”
■ Place food or microwavable container directly
on the glass turntable to cook your food.
Operating Instructions
■ Use of the black metal tray during microwave
cooking will result in inferior cooking
performance.
■ If you are not sure if a dish is microwave-safe,
use this test: Place in the oven both the dish you
are testing and a glass measuring cup filled with
1 cup of water—set the measuring cup either in
or next to the dish. Microwave 30–45 seconds
at high. If the dish heats, it should not be used
for microwaving.
If the dish remains cool and only the water in
the cup heats, then the dish is microwave-safe.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Oversized food or oversized metal cookware
should not be used in a microwave/convection
oven because they increase the risk of electric
shock and could cause a fire.
■ Sometimes the oven floor, turntable and walls
can become too hot to touch. Be careful
touching the floor, turntable and walls during
and after cooking.
■ If you use a meat thermometer while cooking,
make sure it is safe for use in microwave ovens.
■ Do not use recycled paper products. Recycled
paper towels, napkins and waxed paper can
contain metal flecks which may cause arcing
or ignite. Paper products containing nylon
or nylon filaments should be avoided, as they
may also ignite.
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■ Some styrofoam trays (like those that meat
is packaged on) have a thin strip of metal
embedded in the bottom. When microwaved,
the metal can burn the floor of the oven or
ignite a paper towel.
■ Do not use the microwave to dry newspapers.
■ Not all plastic wrap is suitable for use in
microwave ovens. Check the package for
proper use.
■ Do not use paper products when the
microwave/convection oven is operated in the
convection or combination mode.
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■ Paper towels, waxed paper and plastic wrap
can be used to cover dishes in order to retain
moisture and prevent spattering. Be sure to
vent plastic wrap so steam can escape.
■ Cookware may become hot because of heat
transferred from the heated food. Pot holders
may be needed to handle the cookware.
■ “Boilable” cooking pouches and tightly closed
plastic bags should be slit, pierced or vented as
directed by package. If they are not, plastic could
burst during or immediately after cooking,
possibly resulting in injury. Also, plastic storage
containers should be at least partially uncovered
because they form a tight seal. When cooking
with containers tightly covered with plastic wrap,
remove covering carefully and direct steam away
from hands and face.
■ Use foil only as directed in this guide. TV dinners
may be microwaved in foil trays less than 3/4″
high; remove the top foil cover and return the
tray to the box. When using foil in the microwave
oven, keep the foil at least 1″ away from the sides
of the oven.
■ Plastic cookware—Plastic cookware designed for
microwave cooking is very useful, but should be
used carefully. Even microwave-safe plastic may
not be as tolerant of overcooking conditions as
are glass or ceramic materials, and may soften or
char if subjected to short periods of overcooking.
In longer exposures to overcooking, the food
and cookware could ignite.
■ Use of the shelf accessory:
— Remove the shelf from the oven when not in use.
— Use pot holders when handling the shelf and
cookware. They may be hot.
— Be sure that the shelf is positioned properly
inside the oven to prevent product damage.
— Do not cover the shelf or any part of the oven
with metal foil. This will cause overheating of the
microwave/convection oven.
Follow these guidelines:
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Use microwave-safe plastics only and use
them in strict compliance with the cookware
manufacturer’s recommendations.
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3
Do not microwave empty containers.
Do not permit children to use plastic
cookware without complete supervision.
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■ Use the black metal tray when grilling,
convection or combination cooking. Use the tray
in the same way you would use a shallow baking
pan or baking tray. Place food, oven-safe
cookware or the rack directly on the black metal
tray when cooking.
■ Use of the rack:
■ Use of the glass turntable when grilling,
convection or combination cooking will result
in inferior cooking performance.
— Use pot holders or oven mitts when handling
the rack. It may be hot.
■ Any non-metal, oven-safe dish can be used when
combination cooking in the oven. Any oven-safe
dish can be used when grilling or convection
cooking.
■ The oven and door will get hot when grilling,
convection or combination cooking.
■ Cookware will become hot when grilling,
convection or combination cooking. Pot holders
or oven mitts will be needed to handle the
cookware.
— Place dish directly on the rack.
— Remove the rack from the oven when not in use.
— Be sure that the rack is positioned properly
inside the oven to prevent product damage.
— Do not cover the rack or any part of the oven
with metal foil. This will cause overheating of
the oven.
Operating Instructions
■ Do not cover the black metal tray with metal foil
in combination mode. This will cause arcing in
the oven.
— For convection two level baking only.
■ During and after use, do not touch, or let
clothing, pot holders or other flammable
materials contact the top heating element or
guard. These surfaces may be hot enough
to burn even though they are dark in color.
Allow sufficient time for cooling first.
■ Remove cookware completely from the oven
before turning food.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Do not use paper towels or coverings, containers
or cooking/roasting bags made of foil or other
reflective material, plastic, wax or paper when
grilling, convection or combination cooking.
■ Do not place food directly against the top or
bottom heating elements.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock.
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.
If the outlet is a standard 2-prong wall outlet,
it is your personal responsibility and obligation
to have it replaced with a properly grounded
3-prong wall outlet.
This appliance is equipped with a power cord
having a grounding wire with a grounding plug.
The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is
properly installed and grounded.
Do not under any circumstances cut or remove
the third (ground) prong from the power cord.
We do not recommend using an extension cord
with this appliance. If the power cord is too short,
have a qualified electrician or service technician
install an outlet near the appliance.
(See EXTENSION CORDS section.)
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Consult a qualified electrician or service technician
if the grounding instructions are not completely
understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the
appliance is properly grounded.
Safety Instructions
GRILLING, CONVECTION & COMBINATION SAFETY
For best operation, plug this appliance into its
own electrical outlet to prevent flickering of lights,
blowing of fuse or tripping of circuit breaker.
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Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
ADAPTER PLUGS
Usage situations where appliance’s power cord will be disconnected infrequently.
Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions,
we strongly recommend against the use of an adapter plug. However,
if you still elect to use an adapter, where local codes permit, a
TEMPORARY CONNECTION may be made to a properly grounded
2-prong wall receptacle by the use of a UL listed adapter which
is available at most local hardware stores.
(Adapter plugs not
permitted in Canada)
The larger slot in the adapter must be aligned with the larger slot
in the wall receptacle to provide proper polarity in the connection
of the power cord.
TEMPORARY
METHOD
Align large
prongs/slots
Ensure proper ground
and firm connection
before use.
CAUTION:
Operating Instructions
Attaching the adapter ground terminal to the wall receptacle cover screw does not ground
the appliance unless the cover screw is metal, and not insulated, and the wall receptacle is grounded through the
house wiring.
You should have the circuit checked by a qualified electrician to make sure the receptacle is properly
grounded.
When disconnecting the power cord from the adapter, always hold the adapter with one hand. If this
is not done, the adapter ground terminal is very likely to break with repeated use. Should this happen,
DO NOT USE the appliance until a proper ground has again been established.
Usage situations where appliance’s power cord will be disconnected frequently.
Troubleshooting Tips
Do not use an adapter plug in these situations because frequent disconnection of the power cord places
undue strain on the adapter and leads to eventual failure of the adapter ground terminal. You should have
the 2-prong wall receptacle replaced with a 3-prong (grounding) receptacle by a qualified electrician
before using the appliance.
EXTENSION CORDS
A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping
over a longer cord.
Extension cords may be used if you are careful in using them.
If an extension cord is used—
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The marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating
of the appliance;
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The extension cord must be a grounding-type 3-wire cord and it must be plugged into a 3-slot outlet;
The extension 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 unintentionally.
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If you use an extension cord, the interior light may flicker and the blower sound may vary when the
microwave oven is on. Cooking times may be longer, too.
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
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About the features of your oven.
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Safety Instructions
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
1000 Watts
Operating Instructions
Features of the Oven
Window with Metal Shield
Screen allows cooking to be viewed while
keeping microwaves confined in the oven.
Control Panel and Display
Glass Turntable
Center the tray on the turntable support when
using the microwave features. Place food or
microwave-safe cookware directly on the glass
turntable.
Black Metal Tray
Put food or appropriate cookware directly on
the black metal tray and place on the turntable
support when using grilling, convection or
combination features.
Removable Turntable Support
The turntable support must be in place when
using the oven.
NOTE: Rating plate is located on the front of the
microwave, behind the door. Oven vent(s) and oven light
are located on the inside walls of the microwave oven.
Rack
Used primarily for two level convection baking.
Center the rack on the black metal tray.
(Do not use when microwave or combination
cooking.)
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Heating Elements
Allows you to cook frozen convenience foods,
brown already cooked foods quickly on top
or grill foods on the top and bottom.
Troubleshooting Tips
Door Latches
You can microwave by time, or with the convenience features, or cook using the grilling features.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
About the features of your oven.
Cooking Controls
Microwave Cooking Time and Auto Feature
Troubleshooting Tips
Press
TIME COOK
DEFROST
Press once to AUTO
Press twice to TIME
POWER/TEMP
EXPRESS COOK
REHEAT
POPCORN
BEVERAGE
Enter and press START
Amount of cooking time
Food weight
Amount of defrosting time
Power level 1–10
Starts immediately!
Food type, serving size
3.5 oz. or 3 oz.
4, 8 or 12 oz.
Option
more/less time
more/less time
Convection Cooking
Press
CONVECTION
Enter and press START
Enter oven temperature and
cooking time
Option
with or without preheat
more/less time
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Combination Cooking (Combi 1 = Microwave and
Convection, Combi 2 = Microwave and Grill)
Press
COMBINATION once
(Combi-1)
Enter and press START
Enter oven temperature and
cooking time
COMBINATION twice
(Combi-2)
Enter cooking time
Option
with or without preheat
more/less time
Microwave power level
change
more/less time
Microwave and Grill
power level change
Grilling (Grill 1 = Top and Bottom Heat, Grill 2 = Top Heat)
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Press
GRILL once (Grill-1)
GRILL twice (Grill-2)
Enter and press START
Enter time
Enter time
Option
more/less time
more/less time
Using the microwave features.
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Safety Instructions
Make sure the turntable support and glass
turntable are in place when microwaving.
■ Place food or microwavable container
directly on the glass turntable to cook
your food.
■ Center the glass turntable on the
turntable support.
■ Make sure that cookware is suitable for
microwaving.
The power level may be entered or
changed immediately after entering the
time for Time Cook, Combination, Time
Defrost or Express Cook. The power level
may also be changed during time
countdown.
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First, follow directions for Time Cook,
Time Defrost or Express Cook.
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3
4
Press the POWER/TEMP button.
Enter the desired power level 1–10.
Press the START/PAUSE button to start
cooking.
Rest periods (when the microwave energy
cycles off) give time for the food to
“equalize” or transfer heat to the inside
of the food. An example of this is shown
with power level 3—the defrost cycle.
If microwave energy did not cycle off,
the outside of the food would cook before
the inside was defrosted.
Here are some examples of uses for various
power levels:
High 10: Fish, bacon, vegetables, boiling
liquids.
Med-High 7: Gentle cooking of meat and
poultry; baking casseroles and reheating.
Medium 5: Slow cooking and tenderizing
for stews and less tender cuts of meat.
Low 2 or 3: Defrosting; simmering; delicate
sauces.
Warm 1: Keeping food warm; softening
butter.
Troubleshooting Tips
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Variable power levels add flexibility to
microwave cooking. The power levels
on the microwave oven can be compared
to the surface units on a range. Each power
level gives you microwave energy a certain
percent of the time. Power level 7 is
microwave energy 70% of the time.
Power level 3 is energy 30% of the time.
Most cooking will be done on High (power
level 10) which gives you 100% power.
Power level 10 will cook faster but food may
need more frequent stirring, rotating or
turning over. A lower setting will cook more
evenly and need less stirring or rotating of
the food. Some foods may have better flavor,
texture or appearance if one of the lower
settings is used. Use a lower power level
when cooking foods that have a tendency
to boil over, such as scalloped potatoes.
Operating Instructions
About changing the microwave power level.
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Safety Instructions
About the time and auto microwave features.
Time Cook
Time Cook I
Time Cook II
Allows you to microwave for any time
up to 99 minutes.
Lets you change power levels automatically
during cooking. Here’s how to do it:
Operating Instructions
Power level 10 (High) is automatically set,
but you may change it for more flexibility.
1
2
3
Press the TIME COOK button.
4
Press the START/PAUSE button to start
cooking.
Enter cooking time.
Change power level if you don’t want
full power. (Press POWER/TEMP. Select
a desired power level 1–10.)
You may open the door during Time Cook
to check the food. Close the door and press
START/PAUSE to resume cooking.
1
2
3
Press the TIME COOK button.
4
5
6
Press the TIME COOK button again.
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Press the START/PAUSE button to start
cooking.
Enter cooking time.
Change the power level if you don’t
want full power. (Press POWER LEVEL.
Select a desired power level 1–10.)
Enter the second cooking time.
Change the power level if you don’t
want full power. (Press POWER/TEMP.
Select a desired power level 1–10.)
At the end of Time Cook I, Time Cook II
counts down.
Make sure the turntable support and glass turntable are in place when microwaving.
Express Cook
Troubleshooting Tips
This is a quick way to set and start cooking in one minute blocks each time the EXPRESS button
is pressed.
The power level will automatically be set at 10 and the oven will start immediately.
The power level can be changed as time is counting down. (Press POWER /TEMP. Select a
desired power level 1–10.)
Make sure the turntable support and glass turntable are in place when microwaving.
Add 30 Seconds
■ Each time the 30 SEC button is pressed, it will add 30 seconds to any cooking time
counting down, until the maximun cooking time is reached.
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Make sure the turntable support and glass turntable are in place when microwaving.
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Safety Instructions
Cooking Guide for Microwave Time Cook
NOTE: Use High power level (10) unless otherwise noted.
Vegetable
Amount
Time
Comments
Asparagus
(fresh spears)
1 lb.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
(frozen spears)
10-oz. package
6 to 9 min.,
Med-High (7)
5 to 7 min.
Beans
(fresh green)
(frozen green)
(frozen lima)
1 lb. cut in half
10-oz. package
10-oz. package
9 to 11 min.
6 to 8 min.
6 to 8 min.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
Beets
(fresh, whole)
1 bunch
17 to 21 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
Broccoli
(fresh cut)
(fresh spears)
(frozen, chopped)
(frozen spears)
1 bunch (11⁄4 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
1 bunch (11⁄4 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
10-oz. package
10-oz. package
7 to 10 min.
9 to 13 min.
5 to 7 min.
5 to 7 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons water.
1 medium head (about 2 lbs.)
8 to 11 min.
7 to 10 min.
In 11⁄2- or 2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 2- or 3-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
Carrots
(fresh, sliced)
(frozen)
1 lb.
10-oz. package
7 to 9 min.
5 to 7 min.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons water.
Cauliflower
(flowerets)
(fresh, whole)
(frozen)
1 medium head
1 medium head
10-oz. package
9 to 14 min.
10 to 17 min.
5 to 7 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons water.
Corn
(frozen kernel)
10-oz. package
5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons water.
Corn on the cob
(fresh)
1 to 5 ears
3 to 4 min.
per ear
In 2-qt. glass baking dish, place corn. If corn is
in husk, use no water; if corn has been husked,
add 1/4 cup water. Rearrange after half of time.
1 ear
2 to 6 ears
5 to 6 min.
3 to 4 min.
per ear
Place in 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish.
Cover with vented plastic wrap. Rearrange after
half of time.
Mixed vegetables
(frozen)
10-oz. package
5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons water.
Peas
(fresh, shelled)
(frozen)
2 lbs. unshelled
10-oz. package
9 to 12 min.
5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons water.
Potatoes
(fresh, cubed, white)
4 potatoes (6 to 8 oz. each)
9 to 12 min.
1 (6 to 8 oz.)
3 to 4 min.
Peel and cut into 1-inch cubes. Place in 2-qt.
casserole with 1/2 cup water. Stir after half of time.
Pierce with cooking fork. Place in the oven, 1″
apart, in circular arrangement. Let stand 5 minutes.
10 to 16 oz.
10-oz. package
5 to 7 min.
5 to 7 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place washed spinach.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons water.
5 to 7 min.
8 to 11 min.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
Cut in half and remove fibrous membranes. In
2-qt. glass baking dish, place squash cut-side-down.
Turn cut-side-up after 4 minutes.
Spinach
(fresh)
(frozen, chopped and leaf)
Squash
(fresh, summer and yellow) 1 lb. sliced
(winter, acorn or butternut) 1 to 2 squash (about 1 lb. each)
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(fresh, whole, sweet
or white)
Troubleshooting Tips
(frozen)
Operating Instructions
Cabbage
(fresh)
(wedges)
In 1-qt. casserole.
Safety Instructions
About the time and auto microwave features.
Time Defrost
Use Time Defrost to defrost for a selected
length of time.
1
2
3
Press the DEFROST button twice.
4
Turn the food over if the oven signals
TURN FOOD OVER.
Enter the defrosting time.
Press the START/PAUSE button to start
defrosting.
Operating Instructions
Power level is automatically set at 3, but can
be changed. You can defrost small items
quickly by raising the power level after
entering the time. Power level 7 cuts the
total defrosting time in about half; power
level 10 cuts the total time to approximately
1/3. However, food will need more
frequent attention than usual.
A dull thumping noise may be heard
during defrosting. This is normal when
oven is not operating at High power.
Make sure the turntable support and glass
turntable are in place when microwaving.
Defrosting Tips
■ Foods frozen in paper or plastic can be
defrosted in the package. Closed packages
should be slit, pierced or vented AFTER
food has partially defrosted. Plastic storage
containers should be partially uncovered.
■ Family-size, prepackaged frozen dinners
can be defrosted and microwaved. If the
food is in a foil container, transfer it to a
microwave-safe dish.
■ Foods that spoil easily should not be
allowed to sit out for more than one hour
after defrosting. Room temperature
promotes the growth of harmful bacteria.
■ For more even defrosting of larger foods,
such as roasts, use Auto Defrost. Be sure
large meats are completely defrosted
before cooking.
■ When defrosted, food should be cool
but softened in all areas. If still slightly icy,
return to the microwave very briefly, or
let it stand a few minutes.
Auto Defrost
Troubleshooting Tips
Use Auto Defrost for meat, poultry and fish.
Use Time Defrost for most other frozen foods.
Auto Defrost automatically sets the
defrosting times and power levels to give
even defrosting results for meats, poultry
and fish.
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■ Remove meat from package and place
on microwave-safe dish.
1
2
Press the DEFROST button once.
3
Press the START/PAUSE button to start
defrosting.
4
Turn the food over if the oven signals
TURN FOOD OVER.
Enter the food weight, using the
Conversion Guide at right.
For example, press 1.2 for 1.2 pounds
(1 pound, 3 oz.).
■ Remove defrosted meat or shield warm
areas with small pieces of foil.
■ After defrosting, most meats need to
stand 5 minutes to complete defrosting.
Large roasts should stand for about
30 minutes.
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Make sure the turntable support and glass
turntable are in place when microwaving.
Conversion Guide
If the weight of food is stated in pounds and
ounces, the ounces must be converted to tenths
(.1) of a pound.
Weight of Food
in Ounces
1–2
3
4–5
6–7
8
9–10
11
12–13
14–15
Enter Food Weight
(tenths of a pound)
.1
.2
.3
.4
.5
.6
.7
.8
.9
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Safety Instructions
Defrosting Guide
Food
Time
Comments
Breads, Cakes
Bread, buns or rolls (1 piece)
Sweet rolls (approx. 12 oz.)
1 min.
3 to 5 min.
Rearrange after half the time.
Fish and Seafood
Fillets, frozen (1 lb.)
Shellfish, small pieces (1 lb.)
6 to 8 min.
5 to 7 min.
Place block in casserole. Turn over and break up after half the time.
Fruit
Plastic pouch—1 or 2
(10-oz. package)
Ground meat (1 lb.)
Roast: beef, lamb, veal, pork
Steaks, chops and cutlets
2 to 5 min.
2 to 5 min.
5 to 7 min.
12 to 16 min.
per lb.
5 to 7 min.
per lb.
15 to 19 min.
Chicken, whole (21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
17 to 21 min.
Cornish hen
7 to 13 min.
per lb.
5 to 9 min.
per lb.
Turkey breast (4 to 6 lbs.)
Place unwrapped meat in cooking dish. Turn over after first half of time and shield
warm areas with foil. After second half of time, separate pieces with table knife.
Let stand to complete defrosting.
Place wrapped chicken in dish. Unwrap and turn over after first half of time.
After second half of time, separate pieces and place in cooking dish. Microwave
2 to 4 minutes more, if necessary. Let stand a few minutes to finish defrosting.
Place wrapped chicken in dish. After half the time, unwrap and turn chicken over.
Shield warm areas with foil. To complete defrosting, run cold water in the cavity
until giblets can be removed.
Place unwrapped hen in the oven breast-side-up. Turn over after first half of time.
Run cool water in the cavity until giblets can be removed.
Place unwrapped breast in microwave-safe dish breast-side-down. After first half
of time, turn breast-side-up and shield warm areas with foil. Defrost for second
half of time. Let stand 1 to 2 hours in refrigerator to complete defrosting.
Troubleshooting Tips
Poultry
Chicken, broiler-fryer, cut up
(21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
Place unopened package in oven. Let stand 5 minutes after defrosting.
Place unopened package in oven. Microwave just until franks can be separated.
Let stand 5 minutes, if necessary, to complete defrosting.
Turn meat over after first half of time.
Use power level 10.
Operating Instructions
Meat
Bacon (1 lb.)
Franks (1 lb.)
3 to 6 min.
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Popcorn
Make sure the turntable support and glass
turntable are in place when microwaving.
Use only with prepackaged
microwave popcorn weighing
3.0 to 3.5 ounces.
If you open the door while POPCORN is
displayed, PAUSE will appear. Close the
door, press START/PAUSE to resume
cooking OR press CLEAR/OFF to cancel
the popcorn feature.
To use the Popcorn feature:
1
Follow package instructions, using
Time Cook if the package is less than 3.0
ounces or larger than 3.5 ounces. Place
the package of popcorn in the center
of the microwave.
2
Press the POPCORN button once or
twice. The oven starts immediately.
Press once for a regular size (3.5 oz.)
bag of popcorn.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
About the convenience microwave features.
Press twice for a smaller size (3.0 oz.)
bag of popcorn.
If food is undercooked after the
countdown, use Time Cook for
additional cooking time.
To add time:
Immediately after oven starts, press 9
to add 20 seconds.
To subtract time:
Immediately after oven starts, press 1
to subtract 20 seconds.
Beverage
Make sure the turntable support and glass
turntable are in place when microwaving.
Drinks heated with the Beverage feature may
be very hot. Remove the container with care.
To use the Beverage feature:
If beverage is not hot enough after the
countdown, use Time Cook for additional
heating time.
Troubleshooting Tips
1
2
Press BEVERAGE.
The serving size is automatically set
at 4 ounces, but can be changed by
pressing BEVERAGE to select 8 or 12
ounces. Pressing twice selects 8 ounces
and pressing three times selects 12
ounces. The oven starts immediately.
Reheat
Make sure the turntable support and glass
turntable are in place when microwaving.
The Reheat feature reheats 1–6 servings
of many previously cooked foods.
1
2
Press REHEAT.
3
4
Select serving size 1–3.
Press START.
NOTE: Serving size cannot be changed
during cooking.
Select food type 1–6. (See Reheat Guide
below).
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Reheat Guide
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Food Type
Comments
1. Meats
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
2. Pasta
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
3. Pizza slices
Do not cover.
4. Plate of leftovers
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
5. Sauce
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
6. Vegetables
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
About the convection features.
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Because the heated air is kept constantly moving, not permitting a layer of cooler air
to develop around the food, some foods cook faster than in regular oven cooking.
See the Cookware Tips section for information on suggested cookware.
Safety Instructions
Convection cooking uses a heating element to raise the temperature of the air inside the
oven. Any oven temperature from 250°F to 450°F may be set, in increments of 5°F. A fan
gently circulates this heated air throughout the oven, over and around the food, producing
golden brown exteriors and rich, moist interiors.
For Best Results…
Use the rack only when doing two level baking. Otherwise, place food or oven-safe dish
directly on metal tray.
Operating Instructions
Convection Time Cook with Preheat
1
2
Press the CONVECTION button.
Enter the desired oven temperature
between 250°F and 450°F. Do not enter
convection cook time now. (The cook
time will be entered later, after the oven
is preheated.)
the START/PAUSE button
3 Press
to start preheating.
4
When the oven is preheated, it will
signal. If you do not open the door
within 1 hour, the oven will turn off
automatically.
5
Open the oven door and, using
caution, place the food in the oven.
6
Close the oven door. Enter the cook
time and press START/PAUSE to start
cooking.
7
When cooking is complete, the oven
will signal and turn off.
Convection Time Cook without Preheating
1
If your recipe does not require
preheating, press the CONVECTION
button.
2
Enter the desired oven temperature
between 250°F and 450°F.
3
4
Enter the cook time.
Press the START/PAUSE button to start
the oven.
Troubleshooting Tips
Make sure the turntable support and black metal tray are in place.
Make sure the turntable support and black metal tray are in place.
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Safety Instructions
Using the combination 1 (microwave and convection) features.
Combination 1 Cooking offers the best features of microwave energy and convection cooking.
Microwaves cook food fast and convection circulation of heated air browns foods
beautifully. Any oven temperature from 250°F to 450°F may be set, in increments of 5°F.
CAUTION:
When using the combination features, remember that the oven,
door and dishes will be very hot!
■ Cookware will become hot. Oven mitts
will be needed to handle the cookware.
■ Be sure to select a size that will rotate
easily.
■ Place food or oven-safe cookware directly
on the black metal tray when cooking.
■ Place the black metal tray directly on the
turntable support.
■ Make sure food is cooked all the way
through before browning.
■ Do not use cookware or coverings made
of paper, plastic or foil when using the
combination features.
Operating Instructions
■ Use the black metal tray in the same way
you would use a shallow baking pan or
baking tray.
See the Cookware Tips section for information
on suggested cookware.
■ In addition to the cookware provided,
you can use non-metal casserole dishes,
pie plates and other heat-safe cookware.
Place them directly on the black metal
tray.
Troubleshooting Tips
Combination 1 Time Cooking with Preheat
1
Press the COMBINATION button.
COMBI-1 will be displayed.
2
Enter the desired oven temperature
between 250°F and 450°F. Do not enter
combination cook time now. (The cook
time will be entered later, after the oven
is preheated.)
3
Press the START/PAUSE button to start
preheating.
4
When the oven is preheated, it will signal.
If you do not open the door within 1 hour,
the oven will turn off automatically.
5
Open the oven door and, using
caution, place the food in the oven.
6
Close the oven door. Enter the cook
time. Enter whole minutes. Press the
START/PAUSE button to start cooking.
7
When cooking is complete, the oven
will signal and turn off.
Make sure the turntable support and black metal tray are in place.
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Combination 1 Time Cooking without Preheat
1
If your recipe does not require
preheating, press the COMBINATION
button.
2
Enter the desired oven temperature
between 250°F and 450°F.
3 Enter the cook time.
the START/PAUSE button
4 Press
to start the oven.
NOTE:
■ Some recipes call for preheating.
■ Check the Cookware Tips section for
correct cookware when Combination
Cooking.
■ Do not use metal cookware when
Combination Cooking.
■ Place meat on a trivet in a glass dish to
collect juices and prevent spattering. For
foods that are too tall to fit in the oven,
you can leave out the trivet.
■ For best roasting and browning results,
whole roasts should be cooked in a glass
dish placed directly on the oven shelf.
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Make sure the turntable support and black metal tray are in place.
Using the combination 2 (microwave and grill) features.
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■ Use the black metal tray in the same way
you would use a shallow baking pan or
baking tray.
The grilling features use a combination
of microwave and heat from the top and
bottom elements to cook food evenly
throughout.
■ In addition to the cookware provided,
you can use non-metal casserole dishes,
pie plates and other heat-safe cookware.
Place them directly on the black metal
tray.
CAUTION:
When using the
combination features, remember that the oven,
door and dishes will be very hot!
■ Cookware will become hot. Oven mitts
will be needed to handle the cookware.
■ Be sure to select a size that will rotate
easily.
■ Place the black metal tray directly on the
turntable support.
■ Do not use cookware or coverings made
of paper, plastic or foil when using the
combination features.
Setting a Combination 2 (Microwave and Grill) Program
Make sure the turntable support and black
metal tray are in place when using the
Combination 2 feature.
Press COMBINATION twice to select
Combi-2.
2
Enter the desired cooking time. Enter
whole minutes.
3
Change the power level for both
Microwave and Grill. Microwave is set
to PL-4 and can be adjusted from 1–4.
Grill is set at Grill-1, but can be
changed to Grill-2. (Press POWER/TEMP
to select desired power level for each
feature.)
4
Press START.
During and after use, do not touch, or let
clothing, pot holders or other flammable
materials contact the cooking elements.
These surfaces may be hot enough to burn
even though they are dark in color. Allow
sufficient time for cooling first.
Remove cookware completely from the oven
before turning food.
Troubleshooting Tips
1
When the oven stops, use oven mitts to
carefully remove the dish or black metal tray.
It may be very hot.
Operating Instructions
■ Place food and oven-safe cookware
directly on the black metal tray when
cooking.
Safety Instructions
Make sure the turntable support and black
metal tray are in place when using the
Combination 2 feature.
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Safety Instructions
Using the grill feature.
Make sure the turntable support and black
metal tray are in place when grilling.
The grilling features use direct heat from
the top and bottom elements to cook fresh
and frozen foods.
CAUTION: When using the
grilling features, remember that the oven,
door and dishes will be very hot!
■ Cookware will become hot. Oven mitts
will be needed to handle the cookware.
Operating Instructions
■ Place food or oven-safe cookware directly
on the black metal tray when cooking.
■ In addition to the cookware provided,
you can use non-metal casserole dishes,
pie plates and other heat-safe cookware.
Place them directly on the black metal
tray.
■ Be sure to select a size that will rotate
easily.
■ Place the black metal tray directly on the
turntable support.
■ Do not use cookware or coverings made
of paper, plastic or foil when using the
grilling features.
■ Use the black metal tray in the same way
you would use a shallow baking pan or
baking tray.
Setting a Grilling Program
Troubleshooting Tips
Make sure the turntable support and black
metal tray are in place when grilling.
1
Press GRILL one time. GRILL-1 will be
displayed. This cooking mode grills
foods using top and bottom heaters.
2
3
Enter grilling time in whole minutes.
Press START.
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1
Press GRILL two times. GRILL-2 will
be displayed. This cooking mode grills
foods using only the top-heating
element.
2
3
Enter grilling time in whole minutes.
Press START.
When the oven stops, use oven mitts to
carefully remove the dish or black metal tray.
It may be very hot.
During and after use, do not touch, or let
clothing, pot holders or other flammable
materials contact the cooking elements.
These surfaces may be hot enough to burn
even though they are dark in color. Allow
sufficient time for cooling first.
Remove cookware completely from the oven
before turning food.
Best cooking methods.
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Safety Instructions
Use this chart as a guide to cooking common foods.
GRILL 1 (Uses both the Top and Bottom Heaters)
Food Type
Serving Size
Cooking
Time
Boneless Chicken Breasts
Boneless Pork Chops
Rib Eye Steaks (Medium)
Strip Steaks (Medium)
Filet Mignon (Medium)
Hamburger Patties
Salmon Filets
Shrimp
Pizza (Frozen), Regular Crust
Pizza (Frozen), Rising Crust
Pizza (Frozen), Deep Dish Singles
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
2 large (6–7 oz. each)
2 (4–5 oz. each)
2 (3/4″ thick)
2 (1/2″–3/4″ thick)
2 (1–11⁄4″ thick)
2 (4 oz. each)
2 (5–6 oz. each)
1/2 lb.
12″ pizza
12″ pizza
2 pizzas
2 sandwiches
20 min.
16 min.
15 min.
17 min.
19 min.
15 min.
13 min.
9 min.
19 min.
25 min.
20 min.
10 min.
Turn over after 7 min.
Options/Comments
Sprinkle with seasoning. Turn over after 13 min.
Sprinkle with seasoning. Turn over after 8 min.
Sprinkle with seasoning. Turn over after 12 min.
Sprinkle with seasoning. Turn over after 12 min.
Sprinkle with seasoning. Turn over after 12 min.
Sprinkle with seasoning. Turn over after 10 min.
Operating Instructions
GRILL 2 (Uses the Top Heater Only)
Food Type
Serving Size
Cooking
Time
Options/Comments
Cheese Sticks (Frozen)
2 servings (4 sticks)
11 min.
Place food in star pattern on tray.
COMBI 1 (Uses both Microwave Power and Convection Heat)
Serving Size
Cooking
Time
Options/Comments
Baked Potatoes
Whole Chicken
8–10 oz. each
3.5–4 lbs.
30 min.
55 min.
Preheat oven to 400°F; use default Microwave PL4.
Preheat oven to 375°F; use default Microwave PL4.
COMBI 2 (Uses both Microwave Power and Grill Heaters)
Food Type
Serving Size
Cooking
Time
Options/Comments
Fish Sticks (Frozen)
Chicken Nuggets (Frozen)
Crinkle-cut Fries (Frozen)
Potato Nuggets (Frozen)
Burritos (Frozen)
Bagel Bites (Frozen)
2 servings (12 fish sticks)
2 servings (10 nuggets)
2 servings
2 servings (18 nuggets)
2 burritos
8 pieces
5 min.
3 min.
10 min.
8 min.
9 min.
4 min.
Use Microwave PL3, Grill 1; place food in star pattern.
Use Microwave PL4, Grill 1.
Use Microwave PL3, Grill 1.
Use Microwave PL3, Grill 1.
Use Microwave PL2, Grill 1.
Use Microwave PL3, Grill 1.
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Safety Instructions
Cookware tips.
Convection Cooking
Metal Pans are recommended for all types of baked products, but especially where
browning or crusting is important.
Dark or dull finish metal pans are best for breads and pies because they absorb heat
and produce crisper crust.
Shiny aluminum pans are better for cakes, cookies or muffins because these pans
reflect heat and help produce a light tender crust.
Glass or Glass-Ceramic casserole or baking dishes are best suited for egg and cheese
recipes due to the cleanability of glass.
Glass or Glass-Ceramic baking containers are recommended. Be sure not to use
items with metal trim as it may cause arcing (sparking) with oven wall or oven shelf,
damaging the cookware, the shelf or the oven.
Heat-Resistant Plastic microwave cookware (safe to 450°F) may be used, but it is not
recommended for foods requiring crusting or all-around browning, because the
plastic is a poor conductor of heat.
Cookware
Microwave
Convection
Grill
Combination
Heat-Resistant Glass, Glass-Ceramic
(Pyrex ®, Fire King ®, Corning Ware ®, etc.)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Metal
No
Yes
Yes
No
Non Heat-Resistant Glass
No
No
No
No
Microwave-Safe Plastics
Yes
No
No
Yes❆
Plastic Films and Wraps
Yes
No
No
No
Paper Products
Yes
No
No
No
Straw, Wicker and Wood
Yes
No
No
No
❊
Use only microwave cookware that is safe to 450°F.
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Operating Instructions
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About the other features.
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Safety Instructions
Cooking Complete Reminder
To remind you that you have food in the
oven, the oven will display FOOD IS READY
and beep once a minute until you either
open the oven door or press CLEAR/OFF.
Clock
Press to enter the time of day.
Press OPTIONS.
Enter 2 to select Clock Set.
Set the time.
Operating Instructions
1
2
3
4
Press OPTIONS to set the clock.
Start/Pause
In addition to starting many functions,
START/PAUSE allows you to stop cooking
without opening the door or clearing
the display. Press START/PAUSE to restart
the oven.
Troubleshooting Tips
Child Lock-Out
You may lock the control panel to prevent
the microwave oven from being accidentally
started or used by children.
To lock or unlock the controls, press and
hold CLEAR/OFF for about 3 seconds. When
the control panel is locked, LOCKED will be
displayed briefly. While locked, L will be in
the display.
Timer
Timer operates as a minute timer when the
oven is not operating.
Press TIMER.
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1
2
3
Enter the time.
Press TIMER.
When time is up, the oven will signal.
Press TIMER to cancel the timer.
NOTE: The Timer indicator will be lit while the
timer is operating.
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Safety Instructions
About the other features.
Beeper Volume
The beeper sound level can be adjusted.
1
2
3
Press OPTIONS.
Enter 1 to select Beeper Volume.
Select the volume.
0 = Mute, 1 = Low, 2 = Norm, 3 = Loud
Operating Instructions
NOTE: The MUTE indicator will be lit when the
button beep is turned OFF.
Display On/Off
To turn the clock display on or off:
1
2
3
Press OPTIONS.
Enter 3 to select DISPLAY ON/OFF.
Select one of the following:
1 = ON or 0 = OFF
Troubleshooting Tips
Display Speed
The scroll speed of the display can be
changed.
1
2
3
Press OPTIONS.
Enter 4 to select Display Speed.
Select one of the following:
1 = SLOW, 2 = MSLOW, 3 = NORM,
4 = MFAST, 5 = FAST
Clear/Off
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Press the CLEAR/OFF button to stop and
cancel cooking at any time.
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Microwave terms.
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Definition
Arcing
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is caused by:
■ the metal shelf being installed incorrectly and touching the microwave walls.
■ metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
■ foil that is not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennas).
■ metal such as twist-ties, poultry pins, gold-rimmed dishes.
■ recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces.
Covering
Covers hold in moisture, allow for more even heating and reduce cooking time. Venting plastic wrap or
covering with wax paper allows excess steam to escape.
Shielding
In a regular oven, you shield chicken breasts or baked foods to prevent over-browning. When microwaving,
you use small strips of foil to shield thin parts, such as the tips of wings and legs on poultry, which would
cook before larger parts.
Standing Time
When you cook with regular ovens, foods such as roasts or cakes are allowed to stand to finish cooking or
to set. Standing time is especially important in microwave cooking. Note that a microwaved cake is not
placed on a cooling rack.
Venting
After covering a dish with plastic wrap, you vent the plastic wrap by turning back one corner so excess
steam can escape.
Operating Instructions
Term
Troubleshooting Tips
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Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the microwave oven.
Helpful Hints
An occasional thorough wiping with a solution of baking soda and water keeps
the inside fresh.
Unplug the cord before cleaning any part of this oven.
How to Clean the Inside
Walls, Floor, Inside Window, Heating Elements, Metal and Plastic Parts on the Door
Operating Instructions
Some spatters can be removed with a paper towel; others may require a damp cloth.
Remove greasy spatters with a sudsy cloth, then rinse with a damp cloth. Do not use
abrasive cleaners or sharp utensils on oven walls.
To clean the surface of the door and the surface of the oven that come together upon closing,
use only mild, nonabrasive soaps or detergents using a sponge or soft cloth. Rinse with a damp
cloth and dry.
Never use a commercial oven cleaner on any part of your microwave oven.
The heating elements cannot be removed.
Glass Microwave Turntable, Black Metal Tray and Turntable Support
To prevent breakage, allow the glass microwave turntable and black metal tray to cool
completely before cleaning. Wash carefully in warm, sudsy water or in the dishwasher.
A soap-filled scouring pad can also be used to clean the black metal tray. Do not use
abrasives, as they may damage the finish.
Troubleshooting Tips
Do not touch, clean or attempt to
remove the protective cover on the
side wall.
Rack
Clean with mild soap and water or in the dishwasher. Do not clean in a self-cleaning oven.
How to Clean the Outside
Do not use cleaners containing ammonia or alcohol on the microwave oven. Ammonia or alcohol
can damage the appearance of the microwave oven.
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Clean the outside of the microwave oven with a sudsy cloth. Rinse with a damp cloth and
then dry. Wipe the window clean with a damp cloth.
Control Panel and Door
Wipe with a damp cloth. Dry thoroughly. Do not use cleaning sprays, large amounts of soap
and water, abrasives or sharp objects on the panel—they can damage it. Some paper towels
can also scratch the control panel.
Stainless Steel Surfaces
Consumer Support
Do not use a steel-wool pad; it will scratch the surface.
To clean the stainless steel surface, use a hot, damp cloth with a mild detergent suitable for
stainless steel surfaces. Use a clean, hot, damp cloth to remove soap. Dry with a dry clean
cloth. Always scrub lightly in the direction of the grain.
Door Surface
It is important to keep the area clean where the door seals against the microwave oven.
Use only mild, non-abrasive detergents applied with a clean sponge or soft cloth. Rinse well.
Power Cord
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If the cord becomes soiled, unplug and wash with a damp cloth. For stubborn spots, sudsy
water may be used, but be certain to rinse with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly before
plugging cord into outlet.
Troubleshooting tips.
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What To Do
Oven will not start
A fuse in your home may be
blown or the circuit breaker
tripped.
• Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Power surge.
• Unplug the microwave oven, then plug it back in.
Plug not fully inserted into
wall outlet.
• Make sure the 3-prong plug on the oven is fully inserted
into wall outlet.
Door not securely closed.
• Open the door and close securely.
Door not securely closed.
• Open the door and close securely.
START not pressed after
entering cooking selection.
• Press START.
Another selection entered
already in oven and CLEAR/OFF
not pressed to cancel it.
• Press CLEAR/OFF.
Food weight not entered after
selecting AUTO DEFROST.
• Make sure you have entered food weight after selecting
AUTO DEFROST.
The control has been locked.
(When the control panel is
locked, L will be in the display.)
• Press and hold CLEAR/OFF for about 3 seconds to unlock
the control.
Control panel lighted,
yet oven will not start
Microwave oven controls
will not work
Operating Instructions
Possible Causes
Safety Instructions
Problem
Things That Are Normal With Your Microwave Oven
■ Light reflection around door or
outer case.
■ Dimming oven light and change in
the blower sound at power levels other
than high.
■ Dull thumping sound while oven is
operating.
■ TV/radio interference might be noticed
while using the microwave. Similar to
the interference caused by other small
appliances, it does not indicate a
problem with the microwave. Plug the
microwave into a different electrical
circuit, move the radio or TV as far away
from the microwave as possible, or check
the position and signal of the TV/radio
antenna.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Steam or vapor escaping from around
the door.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Notes.
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Notes.
Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
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Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Notes.
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You will be completely satisfied with our service protection or you may request your money back
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General Electric Company
Warranty Registration Department
P.O. Box 32150
Louisville, KY 40232-2150
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Consumer Product Ownership Registration
Dear Customer:
Thank you for purchasing our product and thank you for placing your confidence in us.
We are proud to have you as a customer!
Follow these three steps to protect your new appliance investment:
1 2 3
Complete and mail
your Consumer
Product Ownership
Registration today.
Have the peace of
mind of knowing we
can contact you in
the unlikely event of a
safety modification.
After mailing the
registration below,
store this document
in a safe place. It
contains information
you will need should
you require service.
Our service number is
800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737).
Model Number
Read your Owner’s
Manual carefully.
It will help you
operate your new
appliance properly.
Serial Number
Important: If you did not get a registration card with your
product, detach and return the form below to
ensure that your product is registered, or register
online at ge.com.
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Last
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Street
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Apt. #
E-mail Address*
Date Placed
In Use
Month
Zip
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State
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Day
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* Please provide your e-mail address to receive, via e-mail, discounts, special offers and other important
communications from GE Appliances (GEA).
■ Check here if you do not want to receive communications from GEA’s carefully selected partners.
FAILURE TO COMPLETE AND RETURN THIS CARD DOES NOT DIMINISH YOUR
WARRANTY RIGHTS.
For more information about GEA’s privacy and data usage policy, go to ge.com and click on
“Privacy Policy” or call 800.626.2224.
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GE Microwave Oven Warranty.
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
For The Period Of:
GE Will Replace:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the microwave oven which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During this limited one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and related
service to replace the defective part.
Safety Instructions
All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers,
or an authorized Customer Care® technician. To schedule service,
on-line, 24 hours a day, visit us at ge.com, or call 800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737). Please have serial and model numbers available
when calling for service.
For the above limited warranty: To avoid any trip charges, you must take the microwave oven to a General Electric Customer Care ® servicer and
pick it up following service. In-home service is also available, but you must pay for the service technician’s travel costs to your home.
■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to
use the product.
■ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
breakers.
■ Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
■ Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
■ Product not accessible to provide required service.
■ Failure of the product or damage to the product if it is
abused, misused (for example, cavity arcing from wire
rack or metal/foil), or used for other than the intended
purpose or used commercially.
■ Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
■ Damage caused after delivery.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA.
If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge
or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Service Location for service. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the
service calls to your home.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. To know what your legal rights are, consult your local or
state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Troubleshooting Tips
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided in this
Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.
Operating Instructions
What GE Will Not Cover:
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
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Consumer Support.
GE Appliances Website
ge.com
Have a question or need assistance with your appliance? Try the GE Appliances Website 24 hours a day,
any day of the year! For greater convenience and faster service, you can now download Owner’s Manuals,
order parts, catalogs, or even schedule service on-line. You can also “Ask Our Team of Experts™”
your questions, and so much more...
Schedule Service
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Expert GE repair service is only one step away from your door. Get on-line and schedule your service at
your convenience 24 hours any day of the year! Or call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) during normal
business hours.
Real Life Design Studio
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GE supports the Universal Design concept—products, services and environments that can be used by
people of all ages, sizes and capabilities. We recognize the need to design for a wide range of physical and
mental abilities and impairments. For details of GE’s Universal Design applications, including kitchen
design ideas for people with disabilities, check out our Website today. For the hearing impaired, please call
800.TDD.GEAC (800.833.4322).
Extended Warranties
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Purchase a GE extended warranty and learn about special discounts that are available while your warranty
is still in effect. You can purchase it on-line anytime, or call 800.626.2224 during normal business hours.
GE Consumer Home Services will still be there after your warranty expires.
Parts and Accessories
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Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessories sent directly to their
homes (VISA, MasterCard, and Discover cards are accepted). Order on-line today, 24 hours every day or
by phone at 800.626.2002 during normal business hours.
Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures to be performed by any user. Other servicing generally
should be referred to qualified service personnel. Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause
unsafe operation.
Contact Us
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If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details
including your phone number, or write to: General Manager, Customer Relations
GE Appliances, Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
Register Your Appliance
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Register your new appliance on-line—at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow for
enhanced communication and prompt service under the terms of your warranty, should the need arise.
You may also mail in the pre-printed registration card included in the packing material.
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