KitchenAid | KCMS135H | User's Manual | KitchenAid KCMS135H User's Manual

Model
KCMS135H
Use & Care Guide
Microwave
Oven
A Note to You ................... 2
Microwave Oven
Safety ............................ 3-4
Installation
Instructions ...................... 5
Getting to Know Your
Microwave Oven .............. 7
Standard Microwave
Cooking .......................... 18
Auto Sensor Cooking ... 27
Caring for Your
Microwave Oven ............ 30
Cooking Guide ............... 31
Questions and
Answers ......................... 39
Troubleshooting ............ 40
Requesting Assistance
or Service ....................... 42
Index ............................... 43
Warranty ......................... 44
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A Note to You
Thank you for buying a KITCHENAID® appliance!
KitchenAid designs the best tools for the most important room in your house. To ensure that you enjoy many
years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information
concerning how to operate and maintain your new appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully.
Also, please complete and mail the enclosed Product Registration Card.
For assistance or service
Call the Consumer Assistance Center toll free ...................................................................... 1-800-422-1230
If you need assistance or service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking
“Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance or Service”
section, or by calling the telephone number above.
When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and serial number. You can find
this information on the model and serial number label/plate (see diagram in the “Getting to Know” section.)
Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference. You must provide proof
of purchase or installation date for in-warranty service.
Model Number _____________________________
Serial Number _____________________________
Date Installed _____________________________
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Builder/Dealer Name _______________________
Address __________________________________
Phone ____________________________________
Microwave Oven Safety
Your safety and the safety of others is very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and
obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER” or
“WARNING.” These words mean:
wDANGER
You will be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
follow instructions.
wWARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
follow instructions.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns,
electric shock, fire, injury to persons or exposure
to excessive microwave energy:
• Read all instructions before using the microwave oven.
• Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO
AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY” found in this section.
• The microwave oven must be grounded. Connect
only to properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS” found in the “Installation
Instructions” section.
• Install or locate the microwave oven only in
accordance with the installation instructions.
• Some products such as whole eggs and sealed
containers – for example, closed glass jars –
may explode and should not be heated in the
microwave oven.
• Use the microwave oven only for its intended use
as described in this manual. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in the microwave oven. This
type of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook,
or dry food. It is not designed for industrial or
laboratory use.
• As with any appliance, close supervision is
necessary when used by children.
• Do not operate the microwave oven if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly,
or if it has been damaged or dropped.
• The microwave oven should be serviced only by
qualified service personnel. Call an authorized
service company for examination, repair or
adjustment.
• Do not cover or block any openings on the
microwave oven.
• Do not store the microwave oven outdoors. Do not
use the microwave oven near water – for example,
near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool, and the like.
• Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
• Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
• Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
• See door surface cleaning instructions in the
“Caring for Your Microwave Oven” section.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Microwave Oven Safety
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Do not mount over a sink.
• Do not store anything directly on top of the
microwave oven surface when the microwave
oven is in operation.
• To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
– Do not overcook food. Carefully attend the
microwave oven if paper, plastic, or other
combustible materials are placed inside the
oven to facilitate cooking.
– Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags
before placing bag in oven.
– If materials inside the oven should ignite, keep
oven door closed, turn oven off, and disconnect
the power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or
circuit breaker panel.
– Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not
leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in
the cavity when not in use.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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.
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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),
(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.
Installation Instructions
Before you begin operating the oven, carefully read the following instructions.
1. Empty the microwave oven and clean inside
it with a soft, damp cloth. Check for damage
such as a door that isn’t lined up correctly,
damage around the door, or dents inside the
oven or on the exterior. If there is any damage,
do not operate the oven until a designated
service technician has checked it and made any
needed repairs.
2. Put the oven on a cart, counter, table, or shelf that
is strong enough to hold the oven and the food
and cookware you put in it. (The control side of
the unit is the heavy side. Use care when
handling the oven.) The microwave oven should
be at a temperature above 50°F for proper
operation.
NOTE: You can build your microwave oven into a
wall or cabinet by using one of the trim kits listed
in “Built-in kits” in the “Getting to Know” section.
wWARNING
Fire Hazard
Do not install the oven next to or over a heat
source without a UL approved trim kit.
Doing so can result in death, fire,
or electrical shock.
NOTE: Do not block the exhaust vents or rear air
intake openings. Allow a few inches of space at the
back of the oven where the intake openings are
located. Blocking the air intake openings and
exhaust vents could cause damage to the oven and
poor cooking results. Make sure the microwave
oven legs are in place to ensure proper airflow. If
vents are blocked, a sensitive thermal safety device
automatically turns the oven off. The oven will not
Power
work until it has cooled enough.
supply cord
Air intake
opening
(in rear)
Exhaust vent
(on side)
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Installation Instructions
Electrical requirements
Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
A 120 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only, 15- or 20-amp fused
electrical supply is required. (A time-delay fuse is
recommended.) It is recommended that a separate
circuit serving only this appliance be provided.
wWARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
• For all cord connected appliances:
The microwave oven 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. The microwave
oven is equipped with a cord having a grounding
wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and
grounded.
WARNING: Improper use of the grounding can
result in a risk of electric shock.
Consult a qualified electrician or serviceman if the
grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the microwave
oven is properly grounded.
Do not use an extension cord. If the power supply
cord is too short, have a qualified electrician or
serviceman install an outlet near the microwave oven.
• For a permanently connected appliance:
The microwave oven must be connected to a
grounded, metallic, permanent wiring system, or
an equipment grounding conductor should be run
with the circuit conductors and connected to the
equipment grounding terminal or lead on the
microwave oven.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven
This section discusses the concepts behind microwave cooking. It also shows you the basics you need
to know to operate your microwave oven. Please read this information before you use your oven.
How your microwave oven works
Microwave ovens are safe. Microwave energy is
not hot. It causes food to make its own heat, and
it’s this heat that cooks the food.
Microwaves are like TV waves or light waves.
You cannot see them, but you can see what they do.
Magnetron
A magnetron in the microwave oven produces
microwaves. The microwaves move into the oven
where they contact food as it turns on the turntable.
Oven cavity
The glass turntable of your microwave oven lets
microwaves pass through. Then they bounce off a
metal floor, back through the glass turntable, and
are absorbed by the food.
Metal floor
Glass turntable
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Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven
How your microwave oven works (cont.)
Microwaves pass through most glass, paper, and
plastics without heating
them so food absorbs
the energy. Microwaves
bounce off metal containers so food does
not absorb the energy.
The microwaves disturb water molecules in the
food. As the molecules bounce around bumping into
each other, heat is made, like rubbing your hands
together. This is the heat that does the cooking.
NOTE: Do not deep fry in the oven. Microwavable
cookware is not suitable and it is difficult to maintain
appropriate deep-frying temperatures.
Microwaves may not reach the center of a roast.
The heat spreads to
the center from the
outer, cooked areas
just as in regular oven
cooking. This is one
of the reasons for
letting some foods
(for example, roasts or
baked potatoes) stand
for a while after cooking,
or for stirring some foods
during the cooking time.
For the best cooking results
• Always cook food for the shortest cooking time
recommended. Check to see how the food is
cooking. If needed, touch EASY MINUTE while
the oven is operating or after the cooking cycle
is over (see “Using EASY MINUTE” later in this
section).
• To help make sure the food is evenly cooked,
stir, turn over, or rearrange the food being cooked
about halfway through the cooking time for all
recipes.
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• If you do not have a cover for a dish, use wax
paper, or microwave-approved paper towels or
plastic wrap. Remember to turn back a corner of
the plastic wrap to vent steam during cooking.
Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven
Radio interference
Using your microwave oven may cause interference
to your radio, TV, or similar equipment. When there
is interference, you can reduce it or remove it by:
• Cleaning the door and sealing surfaces of
the oven.
• Adjusting the receiving antenna of the radio
or television.
• Moving the radio or TV away from the microwave
oven.
• Plugging the microwave oven into a different
outlet so that the microwave oven and radio or
TV are on different branch circuits.
Testing your microwave oven
To test the oven, put about 1 cup of cold water in a
glass container in the oven. Close the
door and make sure it latches. Follow
the directions in “Cooking at high cook
power” in the “Standard Microwave
Cooking” section to set the oven to
cook for 2 minutes. When the time is up, the water
should be heated.
Testing your dinnerware or cookware
Test dinnerware or cookware before using.
To test a dish for safe use, put it into the oven
with a cup of water beside it. Cook at 100% cook
power for 1 minute. If the dish gets hot and water
stays cool, do not use it. Some dishes (melamine,
some ceramic dinnerware, etc.) absorb microwave
energy, becoming too hot to handle and slowing
cooking times. Cooking in metal containers not
designed for microwave use could damage the oven,
as could containers with hidden metal (twist-ties, foil
lining, staples, metallic glaze or trim).
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Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven
Operating safety precautions
Never cook or reheat a whole egg inside the
shell. Steam buildup
in whole eggs may
cause them to burst and
possibly damage the
oven. Slice hard-boiled
eggs before heating. In
rare cases, poached
eggs have been known
to explode. Cover
poached eggs and
allow a standing time of
1 minute before cutting into them.
For best results, stir any liquid several times
during heating or
reheating. Liquids
heated in certain
containers (especially
containers shaped like
cylinders) may become
overheated. The liquid
may splash out with a
loud noise during or
after heating or when
adding ingredients
(coffee granules, tea bags, etc.). This can harm
the oven.
Never lean on the door or allow a child to swing on
it when the door is
open.
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Use hot pads. Microwave energy does not heat
containers, but the heat
from the food can make
the container hot.␣
Do not overcook potatoes. At the end of the
recommended cooking
time, potatoes should
be slightly firm because
they will continue cooking
during standing time.
After microwaving,
let potatoes stand for
5 minutes. They will finish
cooking while standing.
Do not start a microwave oven when it is empty.
Product life may be
shortened.
If you practice
programming the oven,
put a container of water
in the oven. It is normal
for the oven door to look
wavy after the oven has
been running for a while.
Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven
Operating safety precautions (cont.)
Do not use newspaper or other printed paper in
the oven. Do not dry
flowers, fruit, herbs,
wood, paper, gourds,
or clothes in the oven.
Do not try to melt paraffin wax in the oven. Paraffin
wax will not melt in
a microwave oven
because it allows
microwaves to pass
through it.
Do not operate the microwave oven unless the glass
turntable is securely
in place and can rotate
freely. The turntable can
rotate in either direction.
Make sure the support
base is all the way on the
shaft in the oven cavity
floor.
Make sure the rollers
are completely inside the
center circle of the turntable; this will let the turntable rotate properly.
Make sure the turntable is correct-side up in
the oven. Carefully place the cookware on your
turntable to avoid possibly breaking it.
Handle your turntable with care when removing
it from the oven to avoid possibly breaking it. If your
turntable cracks or breaks, contact your dealer for a
replacement.
When you use a browning dish, the browning
dish bottom must be at least 3⁄16 inch above the
turntable. Follow the directions supplied with the
browning dish.
Electrical connection
If your electric power line or outlet voltage is less
than 110 volts, cooking times may be longer. Have a
qualified electrician check your electrical system.
Circuit breaker or
fuse box
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Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven
Microwave oven features
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6
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2
7
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Your microwave oven is designed to make your
cooking experience enjoyable and productive. To
help get you up and running quickly, the following is
a list of the oven’s basic features:
1. One-Touch Door Open Button. Push this button
to open the door.
2. Door Safety Lock System. The oven will not
work unless the door is securely closed.
3. Window with Metal Shield. The shield prevents
microwaves from escaping. It is designed as a
screen to allow you to view food as it cooks.
4. Glass Turntable. This turntable turns food as it
cooks for more even cooking. It must be in the
oven during operation for best cooking results.
The turntable is sunken into the cavity floor to
give you more cooking space and better cooking
results. See pages 7, 11, 30, and 39 for more
details.
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5
1
5. Removable Turntable Support (under turntable).
6. Cooking Guide Label.
7. Control Panel. Touch pads on this panel to perform all functions. See pages 13-14 for more
information.
8. Light. The light automatically turns on when the
door is opened or when the oven is running.
9. Model and Serial Number Plate.
NOTE: This microwave oven is available in both
Stainless Steel and DESIGNER WHITE™ models.
Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven
Control panel features
Your microwave oven control panel lets you choose
the cooking function you want quickly and easily. All
you have to do is touch the necessary command
pad. The following is a list of all the command and
number pads located on the control panel. For more
information, see pages 15-29.
1. Display. This display includes a clock and
indicators to tell you the time of day, cooking
time settings, quantities, and cooking functions
you chose.
2. AUTO SENSOR REHEAT. Touch this pad to
reheat food, without entering a cook power or
time. The oven’s sensor will tell the oven how long
to reheat depending on the amount of humidity it
detects from the food. See page 29 for more
information.
3. AUTO SENSOR COOK. Touch this pad to cook
food without entering a cook power or cook time.
The oven’s sensor will tell the oven how long to
cook depending on the amount of humidity it
detects from the food. See page 27 for more
information.
4. AUTO SENSOR POPCORN. Touch this pad to
pop popcorn, without entering a cook power or
time. The oven’s sensor will tell the oven how long
to cook depending on the amount of humidity it
detects from the popcorn. See page 29 for more
information.
5. CUSTOM COOK. Touch this pad to cook foods,
without entering a cook power or time. See page
22 for more information.
6. CUSTOM DEFROST. Touch this pad to thaw frozen
food by weight. See page 23 for more information.
7. POWER LEVEL. Touch this pad, after the cooking
time has been set, followed by a Number pad to
set the amount of microwave energy released to
cook the food. The higher the number, the higher
the power or faster the “cooking speed.” See
page 19 for more information. See the “Microwave
cooking chart” on page 32 for specific cook powers
to use for the foods you are cooking.
8. Number pads. Touch number pads to enter
cooking times, cook powers, quantities, or weights.
9. TIMER. Touch this pad to set the Minute Timer.
See page 16 for more information.
10. CLOCK SET. Touch this pad to enter the correct
time of day. See page 15 for more information.
11. START. Touch this pad to start a function you
have set.
1
COOK
OZ
HEATER T/TABLE
OFF
3
AUTO SENSOR
2
5
REHEAT
COOK
POPCORN
CUSTOM
COOK
CUSTOM
DEFROST
POWER
LEVEL
4
7
6
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
TIMER
START
0
Easy
Minute
CLOCK
SET
CANCEL
OFF
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Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven
Control panel features (cont.)
12. EASY MINUTE. Touch this pad to cook for
1 minute at 100% cook power or to add an
extra minute to your cooking cycle (see
page 17 for more information).
13. CANCEL/OFF. Touch this pad to erase an
incorrect command or to cancel a program
during cooking. This pad will not erase the
time of day.
NOTE: If you try to enter unacceptable instructions, “ERROR” will appear on the display. Touch
CANCEL/OFF and re-enter the instructions.
Audible signals
Your microwave oven comes with audible signals
that can guide you when setting and using
your oven:
• A programming tone will sound each time you
touch a pad.
• Four tones signal the end of a cooking cycle and
seven tones signal the end of the Minute Timer
function.
Interrupting cooking
You can stop the oven during a cycle by opening
the door. The oven stops heating and the fan stops,
but the light stays on. To restart cooking, close the
door and
TOUCH
START
If you do not want to continue cooking:
• Close the door and the light goes off.
OR
• TOUCH
CANCEL
OFF
NOTE: Before setting a function, touch CANCEL/
OFF to make sure no other function is on.
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Using the Child Lock
The Child Lock locks the control panel so children
cannot use the microwave when you do not want
them to.
To lock the control panel:
TOUCH
START
until LOCKED appears and 2 tones sound
(about 5 seconds)
“LOCKED” will appear on the display if a pad is
touched.
To unlock the control panel:
TOUCH
START
until LOCKED disappears and 2 tones sound
(about 5 seconds)
Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven
Built-in kits
You can build in your microwave oven by using one of the following trim kits.* These kits are available
from your dealer. If your dealer does not stock the kit you can order it, by kit part number, by calling
1-800-422-1230 and following the instructions and telephone prompts you hear.
SIZE
24"
27"
30"
24"
27"
30"
24"
27"
30"
COLOR
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
White/Biscuit
White/Biscuit
White/Biscuit
Black
Black
Black
KIT MODEL NO.
MK1134XHS
MK1137XHS
MK1130XHS
MK1134XHQ/V
MK1137XHQ/V
MK1130XHQ/V
MK1134XHB
MK1137XHB
MK1130XHB
FOR INSTALLATION OVER
KITCHENAID OVEN MODEL
KEBI141D
KEBS147D
KEBI171D
KEBS177D
KEBI101D
KEBS107D
KEBI141D
KEBS147D
KEBI171D
KEBS177D
KEBI101D
KEBS107D
KEBI141D
KEBS147D
KEBI171D
KEBS177D
KEBI101D
KEBS107D
* KitchenAid-approved, electric single ovens only
Setting the clock
When you first plug in your microwave oven, the
display tells you to “PLEASE SET TIME OF DAY”
then the display shows “:”. If the electric power ever
goes off, the display will repeat this message when
the power comes back on.
NOTE:
• You can cook without setting the clock, but the
display will not show the correct time of day after
cooking.
1. Choose the setting.
TOUCH
CLOCK
SET
2. Enter the time of day.
Example for 3:25:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
display scrolls the words
“AM ENTER TIME OF DAY”
NOTE: You can switch between
AM and PM by touching CLOCK
SET.
YOU SEE
3
2
5
3. Complete your entry.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
CLOCK
SET
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Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven
Using the Minute Timer
You can use your microwave oven as a kitchen
timer. Use the Minute Timer for timing up to
99 minutes, 99 seconds.
NOTES:
• To see the time of day while the Minute Timer is
counting down, touch CLOCK SET.
• If you want to use other command pads while the
Minute Timer is counting down, touch CANCEL/
OFF to cancel the Minute Timer.
1. Touch TIMER.
TOUCH
TIMER
2. Enter the time to be counted down.
Example for 3 minutes:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
display scrolls the words
“ENTER TIME IN MIN AND SEC”
YOU SEE
3
display scrolls the words
“TOUCH START”
0
0
3. Start the countdown.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
START
(display counts down
set time)
YOU SEE
4. When the set time ends, 7 tones will sound.
The display will show the time of day when you
touch CANCEL/OFF.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
CANCEL
OFF
(time of day)
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Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven
Using EASY MINUTE
EASY MINUTE lets you cook food for 1 minute at
100% cook power or add an extra minute to your
cooking cycle. You can also use it to extend cooking
time in one-minute amounts.
NOTES:
• Each time you touch EASY MINUTE, it will add
1 minute.
• You can enter EASY MINUTE only after closing
the door, after touching CANCEL/OFF, or during
cooking.
• If you touch EASY MINUTE during cooking, the
oven will cook at the cook power you have set.
If you touch EASY MINUTE after cooking, the oven
will cook at 100% cook power.
• You can use EASY MINUTE only with timed
cooking and CUSTOM COOK.
• You can only use EASY MINUTE to start the oven
if no other cooking function is running.
1. Make sure your food is in the oven.
2. Touch EASY MINUTE.
Example when cooking for 1 minute:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
Easy
Minute
COOK
once
3. When the cooking time ends, 4 tones will sound
and the oven will stop.
YOU SEE
The display will show the time of day when you
touch CANCEL/OFF.
YOU SEE
(time of day)
Adding or subtracting cooking time
If a preset cooking time is too long or too short, you
can increase or decrease the cooking by 10% after
choosing the function.
NOTES:
When changing cooking time, you must touch the
power level pad within 2 seconds after the last time
you touched the chosen function’s command pad.
After 2 seconds, cooking will start for the last cook
time entered.
To decrease cooking time by 10%
TOUCH
YOU SEE
POWER
LEVEL
To decrease cooking time by 10%
TOUCH
YOU SEE
POWER
LEVEL
a second time
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Standard Microwave Cooking
This section gives you instructions for standard microwave cooking. Please read these instructions
carefully.
Cooking at high cook power
NOTE: If you use full power for more than 3 hours,
the oven will stop on its own.
1. Put your food in the oven and close the door.
2. Set the cooking time.
Example for 1 minute, 30 seconds:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
1
3
display scrolls the words
“TOUCH START OR POWER”
0
3. Start the oven.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
START
COOK
(display counts down
cooking time)
4. When the cooking time ends, 4 tones will sound
and the oven will stop.
YOU SEE
The display will show the time of day when you
touch CANCEL/OFF.
YOU SEE
(time of day)
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Standard Microwave Cooking
Cooking at different cook powers
For best results, some recipes call for different cook
powers. The lower the cook power, the slower the
cooking. Each number pad also stands for a different percentage of cook power. Many microwave
cookbook recipes tell you by number, percent, or
name which cook power to use.
COOK POWER
NAME
10=100% of full power
(automatic)
High
The following chart gives the percentage of cook
power each number pad stands for, and the cook
power name usually used. It also tells you when to
use each cook power. Follow recipe or food package
instructions if available.
NOTE: Refer to a reliable cookbook for cooking times.
WHEN TO USE IT
• Quick heating many convenience foods and
foods with high water content, such as soups
and beverages
• Cooking small tender pieces of meat, ground
meat, poultry pieces, fish fillets, and most
vegetables
9=90% of full power
• Heating cream soups
8=80% of full power
• Heating rice, pasta, or stirrable casseroles
7=70% of full power
Medium-High
• Cooking sensitive foods, such as cheese and
egg dishes, pudding, and custards
• Cooking non-stirrable casseroles (i.e., lasagna)
6=60% of full power
5=50% of full power
Medium
Medium-Low,
Defrost
• Defrosting foods, such as bread, fish, meats,
poultry, and precooked foods
• Softening butter, cheese, and ice cream
2=20% of full power
1=10% of full power
• Cooking ham, whole poultry, and pot roasts
• Melting chocolate
• Simmering stews
• Heating pastries
4=40% of full power
3=30% of full power
• Cooking and heating foods that need a
cook power lower than high (for example, whole
fish and meat loaf) or when food is cooking
too fast
• Reheating a single serving of food
Low
• Keeping food warm
• Taking chill out of fruit
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Standard Microwave Cooking
Cooking at different cook powers (cont.)
1. Put your food in the oven and close the door.
2. Set the cooking time.
Example for 7 minutes, 30 seconds:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
7
3
display scrolls the words
“TOUCH START OR POWER”
0
3. Set the cook power.
TOUCH
POWER
LEVEL
Example for 50% cook power:
TOUCH
5
20
YOU SEE
display scrolls the words
“ENTER POWER LEVEL 1 TO 10”
YOU SEE
Standard Microwave Cooking
Cooking at different cook powers (cont.)
4. Start the oven.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
START
COOK
(display counts down
cooking time)
5. When the cooking time ends, 4 tones will sound
and the oven will stop.
YOU SEE
The display will show the time of day when you
touch CANCEL/OFF.
YOU SEE
(time of day)
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Standard Microwave Cooking
Using CUSTOM COOK
CUSTOM COOK lets you cook common microwaveprepared foods without needing to set times and
cook powers. CUSTOM COOK has preset times
and cook powers for 6 types of food: Bacon, Frozen
Roll/Muffin, Fresh Roll/Muffin, Beverage, Chicken
Pieces, and Hot Cereal.
All you do is touch CUSTOM COOK, then enter
the number of items being heated. Your microwave
oven does the rest.
To use CUSTOM COOK:
1. Put your food in the oven and close the door.
2. Touch
CUSTOM
COOK
Select menu 1 to 6. See cooking guide behind door.
3. Touch one of these Number pads to choose
the type of food.
1
2
3
4
5
6
NOTES:
• If you want to cook by entering a time and cook
power, see “Microwave cooking chart” in the
“Cooking Guide” section.
• For the food settings available see the “Custom
cook chart” below or the Cooking Guide Label on
the frame behind the door.
4. Touch one of more of these Number pads to
enter the amount.
1
2
3
4
5
6
This chart tells you how to choose a food type and what amounts you can cook.
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NUMBER
PAD
FOOD
1
Bacon
2
Frozen
Roll/Muffin
Remove from the package and place on a plate.
If baked good size is over 3 oz each, enter serving
size as “2”.
1 to 6 each
(2 to 3 ounces each)
3
Fresh
Roll/Muffin
Remove from the package and place on a plate.
If baked good size is over 3 oz each, enter serving
size as “2”.
1 to 6 each
(2 to 3 ounces each)
4
Beverage
Stir liquid several times during heating. Be careful
when removing the beverage. It will be very hot.
1 to 2 cups
5
Chicken
Pieces
Place the fresh chicken pieces in a microwavable
container. Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
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6
Hot Cereal
INSTRUCTIONS
Place bacon strips on a paper plate or dinner
plate lined with paper towels or on a microwave
bacon rack.
Prepare as directed on the package and cook.
Stir before eating. Use only instant hot cereal.
AMOUNT
2 to 6 slices
⁄ to 2.0 lbs
1 to 6 servings
Standard Microwave Cooking
Using CUSTOM DEFROST
You can defrost food by choosing a category and
setting a weight. CUSTOM DEFROST has preset
times and cook powers for 3 categories: Meat,
Poultry, and Fish.
To use CUSTOM DEFROST, follow the steps
below:
1. Touch
CUSTOM
DEFROST
display scrolls the words
“MEAT TOUCH 1, POULTRY
TOUCH 2, FISH TOUCH 3”
NOTES:
• See the “Custom defrost chart” later in this section
for defrosting directions for each food.
• To defrost items not listed in the “Custom defrost
chart,” use 30% cook power. Refer to a reliable
cookbook for defrosting information.
• During defrosting, 5 tones sound and the display
will ask you to turn food over. After you do so,
close the door and touch START to continue
defrosting. See the “Custom defrost chart” later in
this section for instructions on what to do when you
see this message.
2. Touch one of three Number pads to choose
the type of food.
1
or 2
or 3
3. Touch Number pad(s) to enter the weight.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
4. Touch
START
This chart shows you how to choose a type of food and the weights you can set for each type.
TOUCH
NUMBER PAD
WEIGHTS YOU CAN SET
(tenths of a pound)
Meat
1
.1 to 6.0
Poultry
2
.1 to 6.0
Fish
3
.1 to 6.0
FOOD
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Standard Microwave Cooking
Custom defrost chart
1. Meat setting
FOOD
WHEN YOU SEE MESSAGE
Beef
Ground Beef,
Bulk
Ground Beef,
Patties
Round Steak
Tenderloin
Steak
Stew Beef
Pot Roast,
Chuck Roast
Rib Roast
Rolled Rump
Roast
Lamb
Cubes for Stew
Chops
(1 inch thick)
Pork
Chops
(1⁄2 inch thick)
Hot Dogs
Spareribs,
Country-Style
Ribs
Sausage,
Links
Sausage,
Bulk
Loin Roast,
Boneless
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Remove thawed portions with fork.
Turn over. Return remainder to oven.
Separate and rearrange.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Meat of irregular shape and large, fatty cuts
of meat should have the narrow or fatty areas
shielded with foil at the beginning of a
defrost cycle.
Do not defrost less than 1⁄4 lb.
Do not defrost less than two 4 oz patties.
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Remove thawed portions with fork.
Separate remainder. Return
remainder to oven.
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Remove thawed portions with fork.
Return remainder to oven.
Separate and rearrange.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Separate and rearrange.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Separate and rearrange.
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Separate and rearrange.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Remove thawed portions with fork.
Turn over. Return remainder to oven.
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Standard Microwave Cooking
Custom defrost chart (cont.)
2. Poultry setting
FOOD
Chicken
Whole
Cut Up
Cornish Hens
Whole
Turkey
Breast
WHEN YOU SEE MESSAGE
Turn over (finish defrosting breastside down). Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Separate pieces and rearrange.
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Place chicken breast-side up on a microwavable roasting rack. Finish defrosting by
immersing in cold water. Remove giblets
when chicken is partially defrosted.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water.
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water.
Turn over. Cover warm areas with
aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Finish defrosting by immersing in cold water.
3. Fish setting
FOOD
Fish
Fillets
WHEN YOU SEE MESSAGE
Steaks
Turn over. Separate fillets when
partially thawed.
Separate and rearrange.
Whole
Turn over.
Shellfish
Crabmeat
Lobster Tails
Shrimp
Scallops
Break apart. Turn over.
Turn over and rearrange.
Separate and rearrange.
Separate and rearrange.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Carefully separate fillets under cold water.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Run cold water over to finish defrosting.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Cover head and tail with foil; do not let foil
touch sides of microwave oven. Finish
defrosting by immersing in cold water.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
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Standard Microwave Cooking
Defrosting tips
• When using CUSTOM DEFROST, you need to
enter the net weight (the weight of the food minus
the container). Enter the weight to the nearest 1⁄10 lb.
• Only use CUSTOM DEFROST for raw food.
CUSTOM DEFROST gives best results when the
food to be thawed is completely frozen. If the food
is partially defrosted, always set a lower food
weight (for a shorter defrosting time) to prevent
cooking the food.
• The shape of the package affects how quickly food
will defrost. Shallow packages will defrost more
quickly than a deep block.
• As food begins to defrost, separate the pieces.
Separated pieces defrost more evenly.
• Use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield parts
of food such as chicken wings, leg tips, fish tails,
or areas that start to get warm. Make sure the foil
does not touch the sides, top, or bottom of the
oven.
• For better results, a preset standing time is
included in the defrosting time. This may make
the defrosting time seem longer than expected.
(For more information on standing time, see
“Microwave cooking tips” in the “Cooking Guide”
section.)
Weight conversion chart
You are probably used to food weights as being in
pounds and ounces that are fractions of a pound
(for example 4 ounces equals 1⁄4 pound). However,
in order to enter food weight in CUSTOM DEFROST,
you must specify pounds and tenths of a pound.
DECIMAL WEIGHT
.10
.20
.25
.30
.40
.50
.60
.70
.75
.80
.90
1.00
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One-Quarter Pound
One-Half Pound
Three-Quarters Pound
One Pound
If the weight on the food package is in fractions
of a pound, you can use the following chart to
convert the weight to decimals.
EQUIVALENT
OUNCE WEIGHT
EQUIVALENT
GRAM WEIGHT
1.6
3.2
4.0
4.8
6.4
8.0
9.6
11.2
12.0
12.8
14.4
16.0
45
91
113
136
181
227
272
318
340
363
408
454
Auto Sensor Cooking
Your microwave oven has a sensor that detects the humidity released by the food. The amount of
humidity detected tells the oven how long to cook or heat your food. The sensor is used by three
special functions: AUTO SENSOR COOK, AUTO SENSOR REHEAT, and AUTO SENSOR POPCORN.
The simple instructions for these functions are on the following pages.
Using AUTO SENSOR COOK
AUTO SENSOR COOK has preset cook powers for
cooking 10 different types of food.
To use AUTO SENSOR COOK:
1. Put the food in the oven and close the door.
2. Touch
AUTO SENSOR
COOK
Select menu 0 to 9. See cooking guide behind door.
3. Touch a Number pad to choose the type
of food.
NOTE: See the chart below for the types of food
to choose from.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
NOTES:
• If you want to cook by entering a time and cook
power, see “Microwave cooking chart” in the
“Cooking Guide” section.
• The oven should be plugged in at least 5 minutes
before sensor cooking.
• Room temperature should not exceed 95°F.
• Be sure the exterior of the cooking container and
the interior of the oven are dry. Wipe off each with
a paper towel.
• The oven will not generate microwave energy for
approximately 28 seconds at the beginning of the
sensor cooking cycle.
0
This chart tells you how to choose a food type and what amounts you can cook.
NUMBER
PAD
FOOD
1
Potato
Pierce each potato 3 times with a fork and
place on the oven tray around the edge, at
least 1 inch apart.
1 to 4, about
10 to 13 oz each
2
Fresh
Vegetable
Place moist vegetables in a microwavable
container. Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
1 to 6 cups
3
Frozen
Vegetable
Remove from package. Place vegetables in a
microwavable container. Cover with plastic wrap
and vent.
5 to 16 oz
INSTRUCTIONS
AMOUNT
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Auto Sensor Cooking
Using AUTO SENSOR COOK (cont.)
NUMBER
PAD
28
AMOUNT
FOOD
INSTRUCTIONS
4
Frozen
Entrée
Remove from outer package. Loosen cover on
three sides. If entrée is not in a microwave-safe
container, place it on a plate, cover with plastic
wrap and vent.
Works best if entrée is
10 to 21 oz.
5
Rice
Follow measurements on package for ingredient
amounts. Place rice and liquid (water or chicken
or vegetable stock) in a microwavable dish.
Cover with plastic wrap. When cooking is
complete, allow rice to stand 5 minutes or until
liquid is absorbed. Stir rice.
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6
Casserole
Combine the ingredients per the recipe in a
1- to 2-quart casserole. Cover with plastic
wrap and vent. After cooking is complete, allow
5 minutes standing time.
1 to 3 cups
7
Ground
Meat
Crumble meat into a microwavable container.
Season and cover with plastic wrap. Vent cover
for well-done meat.
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8
Fish,
Seafood
Place the food around the sides of a microwavesafe container. Season and add 1⁄4- to 1⁄2-cup
liquid (wine, water, salsa, etc.) if desired. Cover
with plastic wrap, vented.
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9
Eggs,
Scrambled
Break eggs into a 4-cup measuring cup or
1-quart casserole. Add 1 tablespoon milk or
water per egg and beat. Cover with plastic wrap,
vented. When cooking is complete, remove from
oven, stir, and allow 1 to 2 minutes standing
time.
1 to 5 eggs
0
Frozen
Pizza
Follow package directions.
1 to 2 servings
⁄ to 2 cups of dry rice
Use medium or long
grain rice. Cook instant
rice according to directions on the package.
⁄ to 2 lbs
⁄ to 2 lbs
Auto Sensor Cooking
Using AUTO SENSOR REHEAT
AUTO SENSOR REHEAT has preset cook powers
for 3 different types of food.
To use AUTO SENSOR REHEAT:
1. Put the food in the oven and close the door.
2. Touch
NOTE: If you want to reheat by entering a time and
cook power, see the “Reheating chart” in the
“Cooking Guide” section.
AUTO SENSOR
REHEAT
Select menu 1 to 3. See cooking guide behind door.
3. Touch one of three Number pads to choose
the type of food.
1
or 2
or 3
This chart tells you how to choose a food type and what amounts you can reheat.
NUMBER
PAD
FOOD
INSTRUCTIONS
AMOUNT
1
Dinner
Plate
Place food to be heated on a dinner plate
or similar dish. Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
about 8 to 16 oz
2
Soup/
Sauce
Place food to be heated in a microwave
container. Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
1 to 4 cups
3
Casserole
Place food to be heated in a microwave
container. Cover with plastic wrap and vent.
1 to 2 cups
Using AUTO SENSOR POPCORN
AUTO SENSOR POPCORN lets you pop commercially packaged microwave popcorn by touching
just 1 pad.
To use SENSOR POPCORN:
1. Place the bag in the center of the turntable and
close the door.
2. Touch
NOTES:
• Pop only 1 package at a time.
• If you are using a microwave popcorn popper,
follow manufacturer’s instructions.
• How well your popcorn cooks will depend on the
brand of popcorn and how much fat it has in it.
Try several brands to decide which pops the best.
For best results, use fresh bags of popcorn.
AUTO SENSOR
POPCORN
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Caring for your Microwave Oven
To make sure your microwave oven looks good and works well for a long time, you should maintain it
properly. For proper care, please follow these instructions carefully.
For interior surfaces: Wash often with warm,
sudsy water and a sponge or soft cloth. Use only
mild, nonabrasive soaps or a mild detergent. Be
sure to keep the areas clean where the door and
oven frame touch when closed. Wipe well with
clean water. Over time, stains can occur on the
surfaces as the result of food particles spattering
during cooking. This is normal.
For stubborn soil, boil a cup of water in the oven for
2 or 3 minutes. Steam will soften the soil. To get rid
of odors inside the oven, boil a cup of water with
lemon juice or vinegar in it.
For exterior surfaces and control panel: Use a
soft cloth with spray glass cleaner. Apply the spray
glass cleaner to the soft cloth; do not spray directly
on the oven.
NOTE: Abrasive cleansers, steel-wool pads,
gritty wash cloths, some paper towels, etc.,
can damage the control panel and the interior
and exterior oven surfaces.
To clean turntable and turntable support, wash
in mild, sudsy water; for heavily soiled areas use a
mild cleanser and scouring sponge. The turntable
and turntable support are dishwasher safe.
Glass
turntable
Turntable
support
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Cooking Guide
Reheating chart
Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted to individual taste.
NOTE: See “Using AUTO SENSOR REHEAT” in the “Auto Sensor Cooking” section for instructions on how to
reheat without cook time and cook power.
ITEM
Plate of Food
1 serving of meat
2 servings of vegetables
Meat
(Chicken pieces, chops,
hamburgers, meat loaf
slices)
1 serving
2 servings
Meat Slices
(Beef, ham, pork, turkey)
1 or more servings
Stirrable Casseroles
and Main Dishes
1 serving
2 servings
4 to 6 servings
STARTING
TEMPERATURE
Room temp.
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
MICROWAVE TIME
INSTRUCTIONS
MEDIUM - HIGH (70%)
11⁄2 to 23⁄4 min.
23⁄4 to 4 min.
Meaty portion and bulky
vegetables to outside.
Cover with wax paper.
MEDIUM - HIGH (70%)
Cover loosely with wax paper.
1 to 2 min.
2 to 4 min.
MEDIUM (50%)
Room temp.
Refrigerated
1 to 13⁄4 min. per serving
11⁄2 to 21⁄2 min. per serving
HIGH (100%)
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
Cover with gravy or wax paper.
Check after 30 sec. per serving.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Stir after half the time.
23⁄4 to 31⁄2 min.
5 to 63⁄4 min.
9 to 10 min.
MEDIUM (50%)
Cover with wax paper.
Non-stirrable Casseroles and Main Dishes
1 serving
2 servings
4 to 6 servings
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
41⁄2 to 71⁄2 min.
71⁄2 to 11 min.
12 to 15 min.
Soup, Cream
1 cup
1 can (103⁄4 oz.)
MEDIUM (50%)
2 to 51⁄2 min.
5 to 71⁄2 min.
Cover. Stir after half the time.
Refrigerated
Room temp.
Soup, Clear
1 cup
1 can (103⁄4 oz.)
HIGH (100%)
2 to 3 min.
31⁄2 to 7 min.
Cover. Stir after half the time.
Refrigerated
Room temp.
Pizza
1 slice
1 slice
2 slices
2 slices
Room temp.
Refrigerated
Room temp.
Refrigerated
HIGH (100%)
15 to 25 sec.
25 to 35 sec.
25 to 35 sec.
55 to 60 sec.
Place on paper towel on
microwave-safe rack.
Vegetables
1 serving
2 servings
HIGH (100%)
3⁄4 to 11⁄4 min.
11⁄2 to 2 min.
Cover. Stir after half the time.
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
Baked Potato
1
2
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
HIGH (100%)
1 to 21⁄2 min.
21⁄2 to 3 min.
Cut potato lengthwise and then
several times crosswise. Cover
with wax paper.
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Cooking Guide
Reheating chart (cont.)
ITEM
STARTING
TEMPERATURE
MICROWAVE TIME
HIGH (100%)
Breads
(Dinner or breakfast roll)
1 roll
2 rolls
4 rolls
Room temp.
Room temp.
Room temp.
10 to 15 sec.
15 to 20 sec.
25 to 30 sec.
Pie
1 slice
2 slices
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
HIGH (100%)
30 sec. to 1 min.
1 to 11⁄2 min.
INSTRUCTIONS
Wrap single roll, bagel, or muffin
in paper towel. To reheat
several, line plate with paper
towel; cover with another
paper towel.
Place on microwave-safe dish.
Do not cover.
NOTE: After reheating, food should be very hot. If possible, stir food, cover, and allow to stand
2 to 3 minutes before serving.
Microwave cooking chart
Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted to individual taste.
NOTE: See “Using CUSTOM COOK” in the “Standard Microwave Cooking” section for instructions on
how to cook without cooking time and cook power.
Meat roasting chart
CUT
Beef
Chuck or Pot Roast
(cook in 1⁄2 cup
liquid) (2 to 3 lbs)
Without vegetables
With 3 to 4 cups
cut-up vegetables
Eye of Round
(2 to 3 lbs)
Ground Meat
(to brown for
casserole)
Hamburgers
(1⁄4 lb. each)
2 patties
4 patties
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COOKING
PREPARATION
Large covered casserole.
Turn over halfway
through cooking time.
MICROWAVE
INSTRUCTIONS
MEDIUM (50%)
INTERNAL
TEMP. AT
REMOVAL
INTERNAL
TEMP. AFTER
STANDING
150° F
160° F
120° F
135° F
150° F
130° F
145° F
160° F
155° F
160° F
21 to 24 min. per lb
27 to 30 min. per lb
Rack. Cover with plastic
wrap. Turn over halfway
through cooking time.
Casserole. Cover with
plastic wrap. Stir halfway
through cooking time.
Rack. Cover with wax
paper. Turn over halfway
through cooking time.
MEDIUM (50%)
Rare: 5 to 8 min. per lb
Med: 7 to 10 min. per lb
Well: 9 to 11 min. per lb
HIGH (100%)
31⁄2 to 5 min. per lb.
HIGH (100%)
21⁄4 to 31⁄2 min.
31⁄2 to 5 min.
Cooking Guide
Meat roasting chart (cont.)
INTERNAL
TEMP. AT
REMOVAL
INTERNAL
TEMP. AFTER
STANDING
COOKING
PREPARATION
MICROWAVE
INSTRUCTIONS
Meat roasting rack.
Cover with plastic wrap.
MEDIUM - HIGH (70%)
7 to 11 min. per lb.
160° F
170° F
Boneless
Turn over halfway
through cooking time.
MEDIUM (50%)
12 to 14 min. per lb
160° F
170° F
Smoked Ham
Canned
Butt
Shank
Casserole. Cover with
plastic wrap. Turn over
halfway through cooking
time. Drain and shield if
necessary.
MEDIUM (50%)
5 to 8 min. per lb
8 to 11 min. per lb
130° F
130° F
135° F
135° F
INTERNAL
TEMP. AT
REMOVAL
INTERNAL
TEMP. AFTER
STANDING
CUT
Pork
Loin Roast
Poultry roasting chart
CUT
Chicken
Whole
Pieces
Bone-in
Boneless
Turkey
Whole
(up to 10 lbs.)
Breast
Bone-in
Boneless
COOKING
PREPARATION
MICROWAVE
INSTRUCTIONS
Breast side down on
rack. Cover with plastic
wrap. Turn over halfway
through cooking time.
Rack. Cover with plastic
wrap. Turn over halfway
through cooking time.
MEDIUM - HIGH (70%)
5 to 8 min. per lb
Breast side down on
rack. Cover with plastic
wrap. Turn over halfway
through cooking time.
Rack. Cover with plastic
wrap. Turn over halfway
through cooking time.
170° F
180° F
HIGH (100%)
5 to 71⁄2 min. per lb
4 to 7 min. per lb
170° F
160° F
180° F
170° F
MEDIUM (50%)
10 to 14 min. per lb
170° F
180° F
MEDIUM (50%)
11 to 15 min. per lb
14 to 18 min. per lb
160° F
160° F
170° F
170° F
Fish and seafood cooking chart
CUT
Fillets
Steaks
COOKING
PREPARATION
Pie plate or casserole.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Pie plate or casserole.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Turn over halfway
through cooking time.
MICROWAVE
INSTRUCTIONS
POWER LEVEL (80%)
4 to 6 min. per lb
POWER LEVEL (80%)
5 to 8 min. per lb
STANDING
TIME
3 min.
3 min.
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Cooking Guide
Fish and seafood cooking chart (cont.)
COOKING
PREPARATION
CUT
Shrimp & Scallops
Pie plate or casserole.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Turn over halfway
through cooking time.
MICROWAVE
INSTRUCTIONS
POWER LEVEL (80%)
4 to 8 min. per lb
STANDING
TIME
1 to 2 min.
Vegetable cooking chart
VEGETABLE
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AMOUNT
COOKING
INSTRUCTIONS
MICROWAVE
TIME AT HIGH
(100%)
STANDING TIME,
COVERED
Artichokes
Fresh
2 medium
Trim and rinse. 2-qt.
casserole. 2 tbsp. water.
Cover with plastic wrap.
5 to 8 min.
5 min.
Asparagus
Fresh Spears
1 lb
2-qt. casserole. 2 tbsp. water.
Cover. Rearrange after 3 min.
4 to 7 min.
2 min.
Frozen Spears
10-oz pkg.
1-qt. casserole. 1 tbsp. water.
Cover. Rearrange after 3 min.
7 to 9 min.
2 min.
Beans
Fresh, Green
and Wax
1 lb
9 to 13 min.
2 min.
Frozen, Green
10-oz pkg.
5 to 7 min.
2 min.
Frozen, Lima
10-oz pkg.
11⁄2-inch pieces. 2-qt.
casserole. 1⁄4 cup water.
Cover. Stir twice.
1-qt casserole. 1 tbsp. water.
Cover. Stir after 3 min.
1-qt casserole. 1 tbsp. water.
Cover. Stir once.
6 to 9 min.
2 min.
Beets
Fresh, Whole
5 medium
Wash. Leave 1 inch of tops.
2-qt. casserole. 1⁄4 cup water.
Cover. Stir every 5 min.
12 to 18 min.
3 min.
Broccoli
Fresh, Spears
1 lb
6 to 8 min.
3 min.,
uncovered
Fresh, Pieces
1 lb
5 to 7 min.
2 min.,
uncovered
Frozen, Spears,
Cuts, Chopped
10-oz pkg.
Wash. 2-qt. casserole.
Add no water. Cover.
Rearrange after 3 min.
Uncover during stand.
Wash. 2-qt. casserole. Add
no water. Cover. Stir after
3 min. Uncover during stand.
1-qt. casserole. 2 tbsp. water.
Cover. Stir after 3 min.
Uncover during stand.
5 to 7 min.
2 min.,
uncovered
Cooking Guide
Vegetable cooking chart (cont.)
VEGETABLE
AMOUNT
Brussels Sprouts
Fresh
4 cups
Frozen
10-oz pkg.
Cabbage
Shredded
1 lb
Wedges
1 lb
Carrots
Fresh, Slices
2 cups
Frozen, Slices
2 cups
Cauliflower
Fresh, Flowerets
2 cups
Fresh, Whole
11⁄2 lbs
Frozen, Flowerets
10-oz pkg.
Corn
Fresh, on Cob
2 ears
4 ears
Frozen, on Cob
2 ears
4 ears
Frozen, Whole
Kernel
Okra
Fresh, Whole
Frozen, Whole
or Slices
Peas, Black-Eyed
Frozen
10-oz pkg.
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⁄ lb
10-oz pkg.
10-oz pkg.
COOKING
INSTRUCTIONS
MICROWAVE
TIME AT HIGH
(100%)
STANDING TIME,
COVERED
2-qt. casserole. 1⁄4 cup water.
Cover. Stir after 2 min.
1-qt. casserole. 2 tbsp. water.
Cover. Stir after 3 min.
6 to 8 min.
3 min.
6 to 8 min.
3 min.
2-qt. casserole. 2 tbsp. water.
Cover. Stir after 4 min.
2-qt. casserole. 2 tbsp. water.
Cover. Rearrange after 5 min.
8 to 12 min.
2 min.
12 to 14 min.
3 min.
1-qt. casserole. 2 tbsp. water.
Cover. Stir after 3 min.
1-qt. casserole. 1 tbsp. water.
Cover. Stir after 3 min.
4 to 8 min.
3 min.
5 to 8 min.
3 min.
1-qt. casserole. 1 tbsp. water.
Cover. Stir after 2 min.
Remove leaves and core
center. 2-qt. casserole.
2 tbsp. water. Cover.
1-qt. casserole. 1 tbsp. water.
Cover. Stir after 3 min.
3 to 5 min.
2 min.
7 to 9 min.
3 min.
4 to 6 min.
2 min.
9-in. pie plate. 2 tbsp. water.
Cover. Rearrange after 4 min.
2-qt. oval or rectangular
casserole. 1⁄4 cup water.
Cover.
9-in. pie plate. 2 tbsp. water.
Cover. Rearrange after 4 min.
2-qt. oval or rectangular
casserole. 1⁄4 cup water.
Cover.
1-qt. casserole. 1 tbsp. water.
Cover. Stir after 2 min.
6 to 9 min.
5 min.
12 to 14 min.
5 min.
6 to 8 min.
5 min.
10 to 12 min.
5 min.
4 to 6 min.
2 min.
11⁄2 to 2-qt. casserole. 1⁄4 cup
water. Cover. Stir after 3 min.
11⁄2 to 2-qt. casserole. 2 tbsp.
water. Cover. Stir after 3 min.
8 to 10 min.
3 min.
6 to 8 min.
3 min.
2-qt. casserole. 1⁄4 cup water.
Cover. Stir after 4 min.
8 to 10 min.
3 min.
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Cooking Guide
Vegetable cooking chart (cont.)
VEGETABLE
Peas, Green
Fresh
2 cups
Frozen
10-oz pkg.
MICROWAVE
TIME AT HIGH
(100%)
STANDING TIME,
COVERED
1-qt. casserole. 1⁄4 cup water.
Cover. Stir after 3 min.
1-qt. casserole. 1 tbsp. water.
Cover. Stir after 3 min.
4 to 6 min.
3 min.
6 to 8 min.
3 min.
2 medium
4 medium
Pierce. Place on paper towels.
Let stand, foil wrapped.
7 to 9 min.
11 to 13 min.
5 to 10 min.
5 to 10 min.
Boiled
4 medium
Peel and quarter potatoes.
Add 1⁄2 cup of water.
2-qt. casserole. Cover. Stir
after 5 min.
9 to 12 min.
3 min.
Spinach
Fresh
1 lb
Wash and trim. Add no water.
3-qt. casserole. Cover. Stir
after 3 min.
1-qt. casserole. Add no water.
Cover. Stir after 3 min.
5 to 7 min.
2 min.
6 to 8 min.
2 min.
Pierce. Place on paper towel.
Turn over after 4 min.
1-qt. casserole. Add no water.
Cover. Stir after 2 min.
1-qt. casserole. Add no water.
Cover. Break apart and stir
after 3 min.
7 to 10 min.
5 min.
2 to 4 min.
1 min.
6 to 8 min.
2 min.
2 medium
4 medium
Pierce. Place on paper towels.
Let stand, foil wrapped.
5 to 9 min.
10 to 13 min.
5 min.
5 min.
2 medium
4 medium
Halve tomatoes. Round dish.
Cover. Rearrange once.
2 to 4 min.
5 to 8 min.
2 min.
2 min.
15 to 16 oz
1-qt. casserole. Drain all
but 2 tbsp. liquid. Stir once.
2 to 4 min.
2 min.
Potatoes
Baked
Frozen, Leaf
or Chopped
Squash
Fresh, Acorn
Fresh, Sliced
Zucchini
Frozen, Mashed
Sweet Potatoes
Baked
Tomatoes
Fresh
Vegetables,
Canned
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AMOUNT
COOKING
INSTRUCTIONS
10-oz pkg.
1 whole
2 cups
10-oz pkg.
Cooking Guide
Microwave cooking tips
Amount of food
Covering food
• If you increase or decrease the amount of food
you prepare, the time it takes to cook that food will
also change. For example, if you double a recipe,
add a little more than half the original cooking time.
Check for doneness and, if necessary, add more
time in small increments.
Cover food to:
• Reduce splattering
• Shorten cooking times
• Keep food moist
You can use any covering that lets microwaves
pass through.
Starting temperature of food
• The lower the temperature of the food being
put into the microwave oven, the longer it takes
to cook. Food at room temperature will be reheated more quickly than food at refrigerator
temperature.
Composition of food
• Food with a lot of fat and sugar will be heated
faster than food containing a lot of water. Fat and
sugar will also reach a higher temperature than
water in the cooking process.
• The more dense the food, the longer it takes
to heat. “Very dense” food like meat takes longer
to reheat than lighter, more porous food like
sponge cakes.
Size and shape
• Smaller pieces of food will cook faster than larger
pieces. Also, same-shaped pieces cook more
evenly than different-shaped pieces.
• With foods that have different thicknesses, the
thinner parts will cook faster than the thicker parts.
Place the thinner parts of chicken wings and legs
in the center of the dish.
Releasing pressure in foods
• Several foods (for example: baked potatoes,
sausages, egg yolks, and some fruits) are tightly
covered by a skin or membrane. Steam can build
up under the membrane during cooking, causing
the food to burst. To relieve the pressure and to
prevent bursting, pierce these foods before
cooking with a fork, cocktail pick, or toothpick.
Using standing time
• Always allow food to stand after cooking.
Standing time after defrosting and cooking allows
the temperature to evenly spread throughout the
food, improving the cooking results.
• The length of the standing time depends on how
much food you are cooking and how dense it is.
Sometimes it can be as short as the time it takes
you to remove the food from the oven and take it
to the serving table. However, with larger, denser
food, the standing time may be as long as
10 minutes.
Stirring, turning foods
• Stirring and turning foods spreads heat quickly
to the center of the dish and avoids overcooking at
the outer edges of the food.
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Cooking Guide
Microwave cooking tips (cont.)
Arranging food
For best results, place food evenly on the plate.
You can do this in several ways:
• If you are cooking several items of the same
food, such as baked potatoes, place them in a
ring pattern for uniform cooking.
• When cooking foods of uneven shapes or
thickness, such as chicken breasts, place the
smaller or thinner area of the food towards the
center of the dish where it will be heated last.
• Layer thin slices of meat on top of each other.
• When you cook or reheat whole fish, score the
skin – this prevents cracking.
• Do not let food or a container touch the top or
sides of the oven. This will prevent possible arcing.
Using aluminum foil
Metal containers should not be used in a microwave
oven. There are, however, some exceptions. If you
have purchased food which is prepackaged in an
aluminum foil container, refer to the instructions on
the package. When using aluminum foil containers,
cooking times may be longer because microwaves
will only penetrate the top of the food.
If you use aluminum containers without package
instructions, follow these guidelines:
• Place the container in a glass bowl and add some
water so that it covers the bottom of the container,
not more than 1⁄4 inch high. This ensures even
heating of the container bottom.
• Always remove the lid to avoid damage to the oven.
• Use only undamaged containers.
• Do not use containers taller than 3⁄4 inch.
• Container must be at least half filled.
• To avoid arcing, there must be a minimum 1⁄4 inch
between the aluminum container and the walls
of the oven and also between two aluminum
containers.
• Always place the container on the turntable.
• Reheating food in aluminum foil containers usually
takes up to double the time compared to reheating
in plastic, glass, china, or paper containers. The
time when food is ready will vary depending upon
the type of container you use.
• Let food stand for 2 to 3 minutes after heating so
that heat is spread evenly throughout container.
Cooking you should not do in your
microwave oven
• Do not do canning of foods in the oven. Closed
glass jars may explode, resulting in damage to
the oven.
• Do not use the microwave oven to sterilize objects
(baby bottles, etc.). It is difficult to keep the oven at
the high temperature needed for safe sterilization.
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Questions and Answers
QUESTIONS
ANSWERS
Can I operate my microwave oven without the
turntable or turn the turntable over to hold a
large dish?
No. If you remove or turn over the turntable, you
will get poor cooking results. Dishes used in your
oven must fit on the turntable.
Can I use a rack in my microwave oven so that I
may reheat or cook on two levels at a time?
You can use a rack only if the rack is supplied with
your microwave oven. If you use a rack not supplied with the microwave oven, you can get poor
cooking performance and/or arcing.
Can I use either metal or aluminum pans in my
microwave oven?
You can use aluminum foil for shielding (use small,
flat pieces), small skewers, and shallow foil trays
(if tray is not taller than 3⁄4 inch deep and half filled
with food to absorb microwave energy). Never
allow metal to touch walls or door. (For more
information, see “Using aluminum foil” in the
“Cooking Guide” section.)
Is it normal for the turntable to turn in
either direction?
Yes. The turntable rotates clockwise or counterclockwise, depending on the rotation of the motor
when the cooking cycle begins.
Sometimes the door of my microwave oven appears
wavy. Is this normal?
This appearance is normal and does not affect the
operation of your oven.
What are the humming noises that I hear when my
microwave oven is operating?
You may hear the sound of the transformer when
the magnetron tube cycles on.
Why does the dish become hot when I microwave
food in it? I thought that this should not happen.
As the food becomes hot it will conduct the heat to
the dish. Be prepared to use hot pads to remove
food after cooking.
What does “standing time” mean?
“Standing time” means that food should be
removed from the oven and covered for additional
time to allow it to finish cooking. This frees the
oven for other cooking.
Why does steam come out of the air exhaust vent?
Steam is normally produced during cooking. The
microwave oven has been designed to vent this
steam out the vent.
Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven?
How do I get the best results?
Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn following
manufacturer’s guidelines or use the preset AUTO
SENSOR POPCORN pad. Do not use regular
paper bags. Use the “listening test” by stopping
the oven as soon as the popping slows to a “pop”
every 1 or 2 seconds. Do not repop unpopped
kernels. Do not pop popcorn in glass cookware.
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Troubleshooting
Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of any kind.
Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service.
If you still need help, see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 42.
Microwave oven does not work
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Nothing works.
• The power supply cord is not plugged into a live circuit with the proper vol-
tage. (See the “Electrical requirements” on page 6 and “Electrical connection”
on page 11.)
• A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped.
• The electric company has had a power failure.
The microwave oven
will not run.
• You are using the oven as a timer. Touch CANCEL/OFF to cancel the
Minute Timer.
• The door is not firmly closed and latched.
• You did not touch START.
• You did not follow directions exactly.
• An operation that you set earlier is still running. Touch CANCEL/OFF to
cancel that operation.
Cooking times
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PROBLEM
CAUSE
Food is not cooked
enough.
• The electric supply to your home or wall outlets is low or lower than normal.
The display shows a time
counting down but the
oven is not cooking.
• You have set the controls as a Minute Timer. Touch CANCEL/OFF to
Your electric company can tell you if the line voltage is low. Your electrician
or service technician can tell you if the outlet voltage is low.
• The cook power is not at the recommended setting. Check the “Microwave
cooking chart” on pages 32-36.
• You have not allowed enough cooking time for the amount of food being
cooked. Larger amounts of food need longer cooking times.
cancel the Minute Timer.
Troubleshooting
Turntable
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The turntable will
not turn.
• The turntable is not correctly in place. It should be correct-side up.
• The support is not operating correctly. Remove the turntable and restart the
oven. If the support still does not move, call a designated service technician for
repair. Cooking without the turntable can give you poor results.
Tones
PROBLEM
CAUSE
You do not hear the
programming or endof-cycle tone.
• You have not entered the correct command.
Fan problems
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The fan seems to be
running slower than usual.
• The oven has been stored in a cold area. The fan will run slower until the
oven warms up to normal room temperature.
Display messages
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The display is scrolling
“PLEASE SET TIME OF
DAY”.
• There has been a power interruption. Reset the clock. (See the “Setting the
clock” on page 15.)
If none of these items are causing your problem, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 42.
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Requesting Assistance or Service
To avoid unnecessary service calls, please check the “Troubleshooting” section. It may save you the
cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
If you need assistance or service
Call the KitchenAid Consumer Assistance
Center toll free at
1-800-422-1230.
When calling:
Please provide KitchenAid with the
purchase date, and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance (see
the “A Note to You” section). This information will
help us better respond to your request.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
• Features and specifications on our full line of
appliances
• Installation information
• Use and maintenance procedures
• Accessory and repair parts sales
• Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing impaired, limited vision, etc.)
• Referrals to local dealers, service companies, and
repair parts distributors
KitchenAid designated service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service anywhere in the
United States.
To locate the KitchenAid designated service
company in your area, you can also look in your
telephone directory Yellow Pages.
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to
KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at:
KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances
Consumer Assistance Center
c/o Correspondence Dept.
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
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Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
Index
This index is alphabetical. It contains all the topics included in this manual, along with the page(s) on
which you can find each topic.
TOPIC
PAGE
TOPIC
PAGE
ALUMINUM FOIL ....................................................... 38
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS ................................... 6
AUDIBLE SIGNALS ................................................... 14
HOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN WORKS ............ 7, 8
BUILT-IN KITS ........................................................... 15
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ............................ 5, 6
CARING FOR YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN .............. 30
PARTS AND FEATURES
Cooking guide label ................................................ 12
Door open button .................................................... 12
Door safety lock system .......................................... 12
Light ........................................................................ 12
Magnetron ........................................................... 7, 39
Model and serial number plate................................ 12
Turntable ........................................... 7, 11, 12, 30, 39
Vents (exhaust & air intake openings) ...................... 5
Window ................................................................... 12
CHARTS
Auto sensor cook .................................................... 27
Custom cook ........................................................... 22
Custom defrost ....................................................... 24
Microwave cooking ................................................. 32
Reheating................................................................ 31
CONTROL PANEL ............................................... 13, 14
Adding or subtracting cooking time ......................... 17
Audible signals ........................................................ 14
AUTO SENSOR COOK .......................................... 27
AUTO SENSOR POPCORN ................................... 29
AUTO SENSOR REHEAT ...................................... 29
CANCEL/OFF ......................................................... 13
Child lock ................................................................ 14
CUSTOM COOK ..................................................... 22
CUSTOM DEFROST .............................................. 23
Clock set ................................................................. 15
Cooking at different cook powers ........................... 19
Cooking at high cook power.................................... 18
Cook power ................................................. 18, 19, 20
Cook time .......................................................... 18, 20
EASY MINUTE ........................................................ 17
Interrupting cooking ................................................ 14
Minute timer ............................................................ 16
Number pads .......................................................... 13
START .................................................................... 13
ERROR SIGNALS ...................................................... 14
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS .................................. 39
RACK ......................................................................... 39
RADIO INTERFERENCE ............................................. 9
REQUESTING ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE ............ 42
SAFETY ........................................................ 3-4, 10-11
STANDING TIME ........................................... 29, 37, 39
TESTING YOUR DINNERWARE
OR COOKWARE ....................................................... 10
TESTING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN ....................... 9
TIPS
Cooking ................................................................... 37
Defrosting................................................................ 26
TROUBLESHOOTING ......................................... 40-41
WARRANTY ............................................................... 44
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Countertop Microwave Oven Warranty
LENGTH OF
WARRANTY:
KITCHENAID
WILL PAY FOR:
KITCHENAID
WILL NOT PAY FOR:
ONE-YEAR FULL
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE
Replacement parts and repair
labor costs to correct defects
in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by
a KitchenAid designated
service company.
SECONDTHROUGH FIFTHYEAR LIMITED
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE
Replacement of magnetron
tube to correct defects in
materials or workmanship.
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the oven.
2. Instruct you how to use the oven.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
B. Repairs when oven is used in other than normal
home use.
C. Damage resulting from accident, alteration,
misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper
installation, or installation not in accordance with
local electrical codes.
D. Any labor costs during the limited warranty.
E. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units
operated outside the United States.
F. In-home service. Your microwave oven must be
taken to a KitchenAid designated service
company, except when your microwave oven is
installed over an approved KitchenAid oven
using an approved built-in kit. (See “Built-in kits”
in the “Getting to Know” section for a list of
approved built-in kits.)
G. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
12/97
KITCHENAID DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also
have other rights which may vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized
KitchenAid dealer.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section or by calling our Consumer
Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800-422-1230, from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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