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MICROWAVE OVEN
Use & Care Guide
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Table of Contents............................................................................................................ 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY........................................................3
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................5
Unpacking ....................................................................................5
Location Requirements................................................................5
Electrical Requirements ...............................................................5
PARTS AND FEATURES................................................................6
Turntable ......................................................................................6
MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL....................................................6
Display..........................................................................................7
Start ..............................................................................................7
Easy Start .....................................................................................7
Cancel ..........................................................................................7
Clock ............................................................................................7
Tones............................................................................................7
Timer.............................................................................................7
Control Lock.................................................................................8
Demo Mode..................................................................................8
Personal Choice ...........................................................................8
MICROWAVE OVEN USE ..............................................................8
Food Characteristics....................................................................8
Cooking Guidelines ......................................................................8
Cookware and Dinnerware ..........................................................9
Aluminum Foil and Metal .............................................................9
Cooking Power.............................................................................9
Cooking ......................................................................................10
Cooking in Stages......................................................................10
Custom Cooking ........................................................................10
Custom Defrosting .....................................................................11
Auto Sensor Cooking .................................................................11
Auto Sensor Popcorn.................................................................12
Auto Sensor Reheat ...................................................................12
Keep Warm.................................................................................12
MICROWAVE OVEN CARE..........................................................13
General Cleaning........................................................................13
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................14
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE.........................................................15
Replacement Parts.....................................................................15
Built-in Kits .................................................................................15
WARRANTY ..................................................................................16
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MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are 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 potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or
“WARNING.” These words mean:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
immediately follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
follow instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you
what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
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:
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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 – are
able to 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.
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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, or similar locations.
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
“Microwave Oven Care” section.
Do not operate any heating or cooking appliance
beneath the microwave oven.
Do not mount microwave oven over or near any
portion of a heating or cooking appliance.
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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
– Do not overcook food. Carefully attend the
microwave oven when paper, plastic, or other
combustible materials are placed inside the oven
to facilitate cooking.
– Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags
before placing bag in oven.
– If materials inside the oven ignite, keep oven
door closed, turn oven off, and disconnect the
power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or
circuit breaker panel.
– Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not
leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in
the cavity when not in use.
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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.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
– 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.
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.
(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.
This device complies with Part 18 of the FCC Rules.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Make sure the microwave oven legs are in place to ensure
proper airflow. If vents are blocked, a sensitive thermal safety
device may automatically turn the microwave oven off. The
microwave oven should work properly once it has cooled.
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Unpacking
1. Empty the microwave oven of any packing materials.
2. Clean the inside with a soft, damp cloth.
3. Check for damage, such as:
■ a door that is not lined up correctly
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damage around the door, or
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dents on the interior or exterior of the microwave oven.
Electrical Requirements
WARNING
If there is any damage, do not operate the microwave oven
until a designated service technician has checked it and
made any needed repairs.
Location Requirements
WARNING
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.
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.
Observe all governing codes and ordinances. A 120 Volt, 60 Hz,
AC only, 15- or 20-amp fused electrical supply (or circuit breaker)
is required. (A time-delay fuse is recommended.) It is
recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance
be provided.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
microwave oven.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
IMPORTANT: The control side of the unit is the heavy side.
Handle the microwave oven gently. The weight of the microwave
oven is more than 35 lbs (15.9 kg).
■ Place the microwave oven on a cart, counter, table or shelf
that is strong enough to hold the microwave oven and the
food and utensils you place inside it.
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The microwave oven should be at a temperature above 50°F
(10°C) for proper operation.
NOTE: Some models can be built into a wall or cabinet by using
one of the trim kits listed in the “Microwave Oven Built-In Trim Kit
Installation Instructions.”
■ Do not block the exhaust vents or air intake openings. Allow a
few inches of space at the back of the microwave oven where
the exhaust vents are located. Blocking the exhaust vents
could cause damage to the microwave oven, as well as poor
cooking results.
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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 plug 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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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PARTS AND FEATURES
This manual may cover several different models. The model you
have purchased may have some or all of the features shown here.
The appearance of your particular model may differ slightly from
the illustrations in this manual.
A
B
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C
H
A. Metal shielded window
B. Model and serial number plate
C. Cooking guide label
D. Microwave oven light
E. Microwave inlet cover
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F. Control panel
G. Door safety lock system
H. Glass turntable
I. Turntable support
J. Door open push button
Turntable
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B
A. Turntable
B. Support
The turntable can rotate in either direction to help cook food
more evenly. Do not operate the oven without having the
turntable in place. See “Assistance or Service” to reorder any of
the parts.
To Install:
1. Place the support on the oven cavity bottom.
2. Place the turntable on the support.
Fit the raised, curved lines in the center of the turntable
bottom between the three spokes of the support. The rollers
on the support should fit inside the turntable bottom ridge.
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MICROWAVE OVEN
CONTROL
Display
When power is first supplied to the microwave oven, “:” will
appear in the display. If the “:” appears in the display at any other
time, a power failure has occurred. Reset the clock if needed.
When the microwave oven is in use, the display shows cook time
remaining. When the microwave oven is not in use, the display
shows the time of day (if the Clock is set) or Timer countdown.
Tones
Tones are audible signals, indicating the following:
One tone
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Valid entry
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Hidden feature entered
Two tones
Start
The START pad begins any function. If non-sensor cooking is
interrupted, touching START will resume the preset cycle.
Touching START will not resume an interrupted sensor cycle.
Easy Start
Cook time may be added to a manual cook cycle by touching the
EASY START (START) pad. Touching EASY START during the
cycle will add 30 seconds of cook time at the current cook power.
Each additional touch adds 30 seconds of cook time, up to
3 minutes, then 1 minute of cook time, up to 10 minutes.
The EASY START pad will also start the microwave oven at 100%
power for 30 seconds after the door is closed or CANCEL is
touched. Additional time may be added by touching EASY
START.
Cancel
The CANCEL pad clears any incorrect command and cancels
most functions except for the Timer and Control Lock. It will not
erase the time of day.
The oven will also turn off when the door is opened. Close the
door and touch START to resume the non-sensor cycle.
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End of stage in multistage cooking
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Invalid entry (short tones)
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Every minute after end-of-cycle tones, as reminder
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Hidden feature exited
Three tones
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End of cycle
Five tones
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End of Timer countdown
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During defrost cycle, as reminder to check, turn, rearrange, or
separate food
Tone volume may be adjusted, or the tones may be disabled
using Personal Choice.
To Change Tones Settings:
1. Touch PERSONAL CHOICE.
“Sound Volume” will appear in the display, then instructions
will scroll.
2. Touch “1” for low volume, “2” for medium, “3” for high, or
touch “4” to turn off tones.
3. Touch START.
Clock
Timer
This is a 12-hour or 24-hour clock.
To Set Clock:
The microwave oven and Timer must be off.
1. Touch CLOCK SET.
2. Touch number pads to correct time of day.
3. Touch CLOCK SET.
The hour format may be changed, and the clock may be hidden
using Personal Choice.
To Change Clock Display:
1. Touch PERSONAL CHOICE 5 times.
“Clock” will appear in the display, then instructions will scroll.
2. Touch “1” for 12-hour format, “2” for 24-hour format, or “3” to
turn off.
3. Touch START.
When the clock is turned off, the display will be blank.
The Timer can be set in minutes and seconds, up to 99 minutes,
99 seconds, and counts down the set time.
NOTE: The Timer does not start or stop the microwave oven.
Cook functions may be used while the Timer is counting down.
When the cook function is active in the display, touch TIMER to
see the Timer countdown for 5 seconds.
To Set:
1. Touch TIMER.
2. Touch number pads to enter desired time.
3. Touch TIMER or START, or allow the Timer to start
automatically after a brief delay.
When the set time ends, “TIMER END” will scroll across the
display and the end-of-Timer tones will sound.
4. Touch TIMER at anytime while the Timer countdown is active
in the display to cancel the Timer.
Remember, touching CANCEL will turn off the microwave
oven.
The time can be reset during the countdown by repeating the
above steps.
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Control Lock
The Control Lock shuts down the control panel pads to prevent
unintended use of the microwave oven. If any pad is touched
while the Control Lock is active, “LOCKED” will appear in the
display.
To Lock/Unlock Control: Touch and hold CANCEL for
approximately 5 seconds until 1 tone sounds and “LOCKED”
appears in the display. Repeat to unlock the control. Two tones
will sound, and “UNLOCK” will appear in the display.
Demo Mode
The Demo Mode is ideal for learning how to use the microwave
oven. When set, functions can be entered without actually turning
on the magnetron. While functions are operating in the Demo
Mode, the microwave oven light will come on, the fan will run, the
countdown will run very quickly in the display, and if turned on,
the turntable will rotate, and the tones will sound.
To Turn On/Off Demo Mode: Touch and hold TIMER for
5 seconds until 1 tone sounds, and “DEMO ON” appears in the
display. Repeat to turn off Demo Mode.
Personal Choice
Settings can be selected, and displays can be changed by
touching PERSONAL CHOICE.
TOUCH
PAD
SETTING
NUMBER PAD = OPTION
Once
Sound volume 1=Low, 2=Medium, 3=High, 4=Off
Twice
Weight
1=lbs, 2=kgs
3 times
Language
1=English, 2=French, 3=Spanish
4 times
Scroll speed
1=Slow, 2=Medium, 3=Fast
5 times
Clock
1=12 hrs, 2=24 hrs, 3=Off
1. Touch PERSONAL CHOICE repeatedly to scroll through the
settings until the desired setting is displayed.
Instructions for that setting will scroll across the display.
2. Touch the appropriate number pad to select the desired
setting option.
3. Touch START.
MICROWAVE OVEN USE
A magnetron in the oven produces microwaves which reflect off
the metal floor, walls and ceiling and pass through the turntable
and appropriate cookware to the food. Microwaves are attracted
to and absorbed by fat, sugar and water molecules in the food,
causing them to move, producing friction and heat which cooks
the food.
■ Do not lean on or allow children to swing on the microwave
oven door.
Food Characteristics
When microwave cooking, the amount, size and shape, starting
temperature, composition and density of the food affect cooking
results.
Amount of Food
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Do not operate microwave oven when it is empty.
The more food heated at once, the longer the cook time. Check
for doneness and add small increments of time if necessary.
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The turntable must be in place and correct side up when
microwave oven is in use. Do not use if turntable is chipped
or broken. See “Assistance or Service” section to reorder.
Size and Shape
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Baby bottles and baby food jars should not be heated in
microwave oven.
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Clothes, flowers, fruit, herbs, wood, gourds, paper, including
brown paper bags and newspaper, should not be dried in
microwave oven.
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Do not use the microwave oven for canning, sterilizing or
deep frying. The microwave oven cannot maintain
appropriate temperatures.
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Paraffin wax will not melt in the microwave oven because it
does not absorb microwaves.
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Use oven mitts or pot holders when removing containers from
microwave oven.
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Do not overcook potatoes. At the end of the recommended
cook time, potatoes should be slightly firm. Let potatoes
stand for 5 minutes. They will finish cooking while standing.
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Do not cook or reheat whole eggs inside the shell. Steam
buildup in whole eggs may cause them to burst. Cover
poached eggs and allow a standing time.
Smaller pieces of food will cook more quickly than larger pieces,
and uniformly shaped foods cook more evenly than irregularly
shaped food.
Starting Temperature
Room temperature foods will heat faster than refrigerated foods,
and refrigerated foods will heat faster than frozen foods.
Composition and Density
Foods high in fat and sugar will reach a higher temperature, and
will heat faster than other foods. Heavy, dense foods, such as
meat and potatoes, require a longer cook time than the same size
of a light, porous food, such as cake.
Cooking Guidelines
Covering
Covering food helps retain moisture, shorten cook time and
reduce spattering. Use the lid supplied with cookware. If a lid is
not available, wax paper, paper towels or plastic wrap approved
for microwave ovens may be used. Plastic wrap should be turned
back at one corner to provide an opening to vent steam.
Condensation on the door and cavity surfaces is normal during
heavy cooking.
Stirring and Turning
Stirring and turning redistribute heat evenly to avoid overcooking
the outer edges of food. Stir from outside to center. If possible,
turn food over from bottom to top.
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Arranging
If heating irregularly shaped or different sized foods, arrange the
thinner parts and smaller sized items toward the center. If
cooking several items of the same size and shape, place them in
a ring pattern, leaving the center of the ring empty.
Piercing
Before heating, use a fork or small knife to pierce or prick foods
that have a skin or membrane, such as potatoes, egg yolks,
chicken livers, hot dogs, and sausage. Prick in several places to
allow steam to vent.
Shielding
Use small, flat pieces of aluminum foil to shield the thin pieces of
irregularly shaped foods, bones and foods such as chicken
wings, leg tips and fish tail. See “Aluminum Foil and Metal” first.
Standing Time
Food will continue to cook by the natural conduction of heat even
after the microwave cooking cycle ends. The length of standing
time depends on the volume and density of the food.
Aluminum Foil and Metal
Always use oven mitts or pot holders when removing dishes from
the microwave oven.
Aluminum foil and some metal can be used in the microwave
oven. If not used properly, arcing (a blue flash of light) can occur
and cause damage to the microwave oven.
OK for Use
Racks and bakeware supplied with the microwave oven (on some
models), aluminum foil for shielding, and approved meat
thermometers may be used with the following guidelines:
■ Do not allow aluminum foil or metal to touch the inside cavity
walls, ceiling or floor.
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Always use the turntable.
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Do not allow contact with another metal object during
cooking.
Do Not Use
Cookware and Dinnerware
Cookware and dinnerware must fit on the turntable. Always use
oven mitts or pot holders when handling because any dish may
become hot from heat transferred from the food. Do not use
cookware and dinnerware with gold or silver trim. Use the
following chart as a guide, then test before using.
Metal cookware and bakeware, gold, silver, pewter, nonapproved meat thermometers, skewers, twist ties, foil liners
such as sandwich wrappers, staples and objects with gold or
silver trim or a metallic glaze should not be used in the
microwave oven.
Cooking Power
MATERIAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
Aluminum Foil,
Metal
See “Aluminum Foil and Metal” section.
Browning Dish
Bottom must be at least 3/16" (5 mm)
above the turntable. Follow manufacturer’s
recommendations.
Ceramic Glass,
Glass
Acceptable for use.
PERCENT/
NAME
China,
Earthenware
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
100%, High
10
(default setting)
Melamine
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Quick heating convenience
foods and foods with high water
content, such as soups,
beverages and most
vegetables.
Paper Towels,
Dinnerware,
Napkins
Use nonrecycled and those approved by
the manufacturer for microwave oven use.
90%
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Plastic Wraps,
Bags, Covers,
Dinnerware,
Containers
Use those approved by the manufacturer
for microwave oven use.
Cooking small, tender pieces of
meat, ground meat, poultry
pieces and fish fillets.
Heating cream soups.
80%
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Pottery and Clay
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Styrofoam*
Do not use in microwave oven.
Straw, Wicker,
Wooden
Containers
Do not use in microwave oven.
Heating rice, pasta or
casseroles.
Cooking and heating foods that
need a cook power lower than
high. For example, whole fish
and meat loaf.
70%,
Medium-High
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Reheating a single serving of
food.
Wax Paper
Acceptable for use.
60%
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Cooking sensitive foods such as
cheese and egg dishes,
pudding and custards.
Cooking non-stirrable
casseroles, such as lasagna.
To Test Cookware or Dinnerware for Microwave Use:
1. Put cookware or dinnerware in microwave oven with 1 cup
(250 mL) of water beside it.
2. Cook at 100% cooking power for 1 minute.
Do not use cookware or dinnerware if it becomes hot and the
water stays cool.
Many recipes for microwave cooking specify which cooking
power to use by percent, name or number. For example,
70%=7=Medium-High.
Use the following chart as a general guide for the suggested
cooking power of specific foods.
NUMBER
USE
9
PERCENT/
NAME
50%, Medium
40%
NUMBER
5
4
USE
Cooking ham, whole poultry and
pot roasts.
Simmering stews.
Melting chocolate.
Heating bread, rolls and
pastries.
30%, MediumLow, Defrost
3
Defrosting bread, fish, meats,
poultry and precooked foods.
20%
2
Softening butter, cheese, and
ice cream.
10%, Low
1
Taking chill out of fruit.
Cooking
Custom Cooking
Times and cooking power have been preset for certain
microwavable foods. Use the following chart as a guide.
FOOD
NO.
QUANTITY/INSTRUCTIONS
Bacon*
1
2-6 slices, average thickness/
Follow package directions.
Beverage
2
1 or 2 cups, 8 oz (250 mL) each/
Do not cover. The diameter of the
cup’s opening will affect how the
liquid heats. Beverages in cups with
smaller openings may heat faster.
Frozen Roll/Muffin
(prebaked)
3
1-4 pieces, 2 oz (57 g) each**/
Place on paper towel.
Fresh Roll/Muffin
(prebaked)
4
1-4 pieces, 2 oz (57 g) each**/
Place on paper towel.
Oatmeal
5
1-6 servings/
Follow package directions. Use
microwavable bowls with high sides.
To Use:
1. Touch COOK TIME.
“STAGE 1” will appear briefly, then “ENTER COOK TIME” will
scroll across display. Enter the length of time to cook.
If cooking with 100% power, skip Step 2.
2. Touch COOK POWER, then set the desired cooking power.
See “Cooking Power.”
3. Touch START.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
4. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
Cook time may be added in 30-second increments during the
cycle by touching EASY START (START).
Cooking in Stages
The microwave oven can be set to cook at different cooking
powers for various lengths of time, up to 3 stages, plus a
warming stage.
To Cook in Stages:
1. Touch COOK TIME.
“STAGE 1” will appear briefly, then “ENTER COOK TIME” will
scroll across display. Enter the length of time to cook during
the 1st stage.
2. Touch COOK POWER, then enter the desired cooking power
for the 1st stage. See “Cooking Power.”
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each additional stage.
Keep Warm may be programmed to follow the last stage by
touching KEEP WARM at any time during stage
programming.
4. Touch START.
Two tones will sound between stages.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
5. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
Cook time may be added in 30-second increments during the
cycling stage by touching EASY START (START).
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*Differences in the amount of fat, meat, thickness, and curing
process affect results. Average is 16 slices per pound.
**For smaller rolls, 2 rolls may be counted as 1 piece.
To Use Custom Cook:
1. Touch CUSTOM COOK repeatedly to scroll through foods
or
Touch number pad of desired food type from chart.
2. Enter quantity.
3. Touch START or wait for the microwave oven to start
automatically after a brief delay.
The display will count down the cook time.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
4. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
Custom Defrosting
Auto Sensor Cooking
The Custom Defrost feature’s preset programs can be used or
the microwave oven can be manually set to defrost. To defrost
manually, use 30% cook power. Refer to a reliable cookbook for
defrosting information.
■ Food should be 0°F (-18°C) or colder at defrosting for optimal
results. How foods are stored can affect results.
The sensor in the microwave oven detects humidity released
from the food and automatically sets a cooking time based on the
selected food category.
Use the following chart as a guide.
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Unwrap foods and remove lids (for example, from fruit juice
containers) before defrosting.
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Shallow packages will defrost more quickly than thick blocks.
■
Separate food pieces as soon as possible during or at the
end of the cycle for more even defrosting.
■
Use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield parts of food such
as chicken wings, leg tips and fish tails. See “Aluminum Foil
and Metal” first.
The Custom Defrost feature has preset times and cook powers
for 3 categories: Meat, Poultry and Fish. Custom Defrost should
not be used for food that has been left outside the freezer for
more than 20 minutes, or for frozen ready-made food. Use the
following chart as a guide.
FOOD
QUANTITY
Baked
Potatoes
1-4 medium,
Pierce each one several times
10-13 oz
with a fork. Place on turntable
(283-369 g) each around edges, at least 1"
(2.5 cm) apart. Let stand
5 minutes after cooking.
Frozen
Vegetables
1-4 cups
(250 mL-1 L)
Remove from package. Place
in microwavable container.
Cover with plastic wrap and
vent. Stir and let stand
2-3 minutes after cooking.
Fresh
Vegetables
1-4 cups
(250 mL-1 L)
Place in microwavable
container and add 2-4 tbs
(30-60 mL) water. Cover with
plastic wrap and vent. Stir and
let stand 2-3 minutes after
cooking.
Frozen
Entrée
10-20 oz
(283-567 g)
Remove from package.
Loosen cover on three sides.
If it is not in microwavable
container, place on plate,
cover with plastic wrap and
vent.
Rice
0.5-2 cups
(125-500 mL) dry
rice
(Use medium or
long grain rice.)
Follow measurements on
package for ingredient
amounts. Place rice and liquid
in microwavable dish. Cover
with loose-fitting lid. Let stand
5 minutes after cooking, or
until liquid is absorbed. Stir.
Fish
0.25-2 lbs
(113-907 g)
Place in microwavable dish.
Cover with plastic wrap and
vent. Let stand 2-3 minutes
after cooking.
MEAT
Beef: ground, steaks, roast,
stew
Lamb: stew and chops
Pork: chops, ribs, roasts,
sausage
The narrow or fatty areas of
irregular shaped cuts should
be shielded with foil before
defrosting.
Do not defrost less than 1/4 lb
(113 g) or two 4 oz (113 g)
patties.
Place all meats in
microwavable baking dish. Do
not cover.
POULTRY
Chicken: whole and cut up
Cornish hens
Place in microwavable baking
dish, chicken breast side up.
Do not cover.
Turkey: breast
Seafood
FISH
Fillets, Steaks, Whole,
Shellfish
Place in microwavable baking
dish. Do not cover.
To Use Custom Defrost:
1. Touch CUSTOM DEFROST.
The display will show the setting for defrosting Meat. Touch
CUSTOM DEFROST a second time for the Poultry setting,
and a third time for the Fish setting.
2. Enter the weight.
Weight can be set from 0.1 lb to 6.0 lbs (45 g to 2.7 kg).
3. Touch START.
The display will count down the defrost time.
During defrosting, 5 short tones will sound. These tones
indicate it is time to check, turn, rearrange or separate food.
Open door, turn food if necessary, close door and touch
START to resume defrosting.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: When covering foods, make sure the vent opening is large
enough for moisture to escape. This will allow the sensor to
accurately determine cooking time.
To Use Auto Cook:
Before using, make sure the microwave oven has been plugged
in for at least 3 minutes, the room temperature is not above 95°F
(35°C), and the outside of the container and microwave oven
cavity are dry.
1. Place food on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch COOK (AUTO SENSOR COOK) until the desired food
type is displayed.
The microwave oven will start automatically after a brief
delay.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
3. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
4. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
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To Use Auto Sensor Reheat:
Auto Sensor Popcorn
The sensor in the microwave oven determines the appropriate
popping time of commercially packaged microwavable popcorn.
■ Do not use regular paper bags or glassware.
■
Pop only 1 package of popcorn at a time.
■
Follow manufacturer’s instructions when using a microwave
popcorn popper.
■
Listen for popping to slow to 1 pop every 1 or 2 seconds,
then stop the cycle. Do not try to pop unpopped kernels.
■
Use fresh bags of popcorn for optimal results.
■
Cooking results may vary by brand and fat content.
Before using, make sure the microwave oven has been plugged
in for at least 3 minutes, the room temperature is not above 95°F
(35°C), and the outside of the container and microwave oven
cavity are dry.
1. Place food on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch REHEAT until the desired food type is displayed.
The microwave oven will start automatically after a brief
delay.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
3. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
There are 2 popcorn functions: Regular and Snack. Use Regular
for bag sizes 3.5 oz (99 g) and 3.0 oz (85 g). Use Snack for bag
size 1.75 oz (50 g).
Keep Warm
To Use Auto Sensor Popcorn:
1. Place popcorn bag on the turntable.
2. Touch POPCORN once for Regular, or twice for Snack.
Touch START, or wait for the oven to start the popping cycle
automatically.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
3. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
Auto Sensor Reheat
A sensor in the microwave oven detects humidity released from
the food and automatically sets a reheating time based on the
selection. Use the following chart as a guide.
FOOD
SERVING SIZE/INSTRUCTIONS
Dinner Plate
(refrigerated)
8-16 oz (227-454 g)
Place food on microwavable plate, cover
with plastic wrap and vent.
Soup
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)
Place in microwavable container, cover
with plastic wrap and vent. Stir and let
stand 2-3 minutes after reheating.
Sauce
Casserole
(refrigerated)
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)
Place in microwavable container, cover
with plastic wrap and vent. Stir and let
stand 2-3 minutes after reheating.
1-2 cups (250-500 mL)
Place in microwavable container, cover
with plastic wrap and vent. Stir and let
stand 2-3 minutes after reheating.
NOTE: When covering foods, make sure the vent opening is large
enough for moisture to escape. This will allow the sensor to
accurately determine reheating time.
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WARNING
Food Poisoning Hazard
Do not let food sit in oven more than one hour
before or after cooking.
Doing so can result in food poisoning or
sickness.
Hot cooked food can be kept warm in the microwave oven. Keep
Warm can be used by itself, or it can be programmed to follow a
cooking cycle. Opening the door during Keep Warm will cancel
the function.
To Use:
Put hot cooked food in the microwave oven. Cover plates of food
and foods that were cooked covered. Pastries, pies, turnovers,
etc. should remain uncovered.
1. Touch KEEP WARM.
“WARM HOLD” will scroll twice, and then “START” will flash.
2. Touch START.
“WARM” will appear in the display during the entire cycle.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
3. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
To Set at end of cycle: Touch KEEP WARM while setting a
cooking cycle before touching START.
MICROWAVE OVEN CARE
General Cleaning
IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the microwave oven is cool. Always follow label instructions on
cleaning products.
Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless
otherwise noted.
OVEN DOOR AND EXTERIOR
The area where the oven door and frame touch when closed
should be kept clean.
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
OVEN CAVITY
Do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, steelwool pads, gritty washcloths or some recycled paper towels.
Damage may occur.
On stainless steel models, rub in direction of grain to avoid
damaging.
The area where the oven door and frame touch when closed
should be kept clean.
Average soil
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
■
Apply glass cleaner to towel, not directly to surface.
Stainless Steel (on some models)
Do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, steelwool pads, gritty washcloths or some paper towels. Damage may
occur.
Rub in direction of grain to avoid damaging.
■ Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish (not included):
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
Heavy soil
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
Heat 1 cup (250 mL) of water for 2 to 5 minutes in oven.
Steam will soften soil. Rinse with clean water and dry with
soft, lint-free cloth.
Odors
■ Lemon juice or vinegar:
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
■
Liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner:
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
■
Vinegar for hard water spots
CONTROL PANEL
■
Heat 1 cup (250 mL) of water with 1 tbs (15 mL) of either
lemon juice or vinegar for 2 to 5 minutes in oven.
Microwave Inlet Cover
The microwave inlet cover (see “Parts and Features”) should be
kept clean to avoid arcing and oven damage.
■ Wipe with wet cloth.
Glass cleaner and paper towels or nonabrasive plastic
scrubbing pad:
Sponge or soft cloth and water:
Dampen sponge with water and wipe panel. Dry with soft
cloth.
■
Do not use chemical or abrasive cleansers.
TURNTABLE
Replace turntable immediately after cleaning. Do not operate the
microwave oven without the turntable in place.
■ Mild cleanser and scouring pad
■
Dishwasher
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call.
Nothing will operate
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit.
■
Display shows messages
■
Is the display showing “:”?
The clock has not been set. See “Display” section to clear
display. See “Clock” section to reset the clock.
■
Is the display showing a letter followed by a number?
See “Display” section to clear. If it reappears, call for service.
See “Assistance or Service” section.
Oven will not operate
■
Is the door completely closed?
Firmly close door.
■
Is a spacer (on some models) attached to the inside of the
door?
Remove spacer, then firmly close door.
■
Is the electronic microwave oven control set correctly?
See “Microwave Oven Control” section.
■
On some models, is the Control Lock set?
See “Control Lock” section.
■
On some models, is the Demo Mode in use?
See “Demo Mode” section.
■
Is the magnetron working properly?
Try to heat 1 cup (250 mL) of cold water for 2 minutes at
100% cooking power. If water does not heat, call for service.
See “Assistance or Service” section.
Display shows time countdown, but is not operating
■
Is the Timer in use?
See “Timer” section.
■
On some models, is the Demo Mode in use?
See “Demo Mode” section.
Tones are not sounding
■
Fan running slower than usual
■
Oven makes humming noise
This is normal and occurs when the power supply switches
the magnetron on and off.
■
■
This is normal and will not affect performance.
Turntable will not operate
■
Is the turntable properly in place?
Make sure turntable is correct side up and is sitting securely
on the turntable support.
■
Is the turntable support operating properly?
Remove turntable. Remove and replace turntable support.
Replace turntable. Place 1 cup (250 mL) of water on the
turntable, then restart microwave oven. If it still is not
working, call for service. See “Assistance or Service” section.
Do not operate the microwave oven without turntable and
turntable support working properly.
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This is normal. Fan comes on at low speed to cool the
microwave oven.
Cooking times seem too long
■
Is the cooking power set properly?
See “Cooking Power” section.
■
Are large amounts of food being heated?
Larger amounts of food need longer cooking times.
■
Is the incoming voltage less than specified in “Microwave
Oven Safety?”
Have a qualified electrician check the electrical system in the
home.
Interference with radio, TV, cordless phone, etc.
■
Is the microwave oven plugged into the same outlet?
Try a different outlet.
■
Is the radio or TV receiver near the microwave oven?
Move the receiver away from the microwave oven, or adjust
the radio or TV antenna.
■
Are the microwave oven door and sealing surfaces clean?
Make sure these areas are clean.
■
Is the cordless phone frequency 2.4 GHz?
Some 2.4 GHz-based cordless phones and home wireless
networks may experience static or noise while the microwave
oven is on. Use a corded phone or a different frequency
cordless phone, or avoid using these items during oven
operation.
Turntable rotates both directions
■
Has the microwave oven been stored in a cold area?
The fan will run slower until the microwave oven warms up to
normal room temperature.
Fan running during cooking
Oven door looks wavy
■
Are tones turned off?
See “Tones” section.
This is normal and depends on motor rotation at beginning of
cycle.
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check
“Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If
you still need help, follow the instructions below.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
If you need replacement parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
use only factory specified parts. These factory specified parts will
fit right and work right because they are made with the same
®
precision used to build every new KITCHENAID appliance.
To locate factory specified parts in your area, call us or your
nearest KitchenAid designated service center.
In the U.S.A.
Call the KitchenAid Customer eXperience Center toll free:
1-800-422-1230.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
■
Installation information.
■
Accessory and repair parts sales.
■
Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
■
Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and
service companies. 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.
Replacement Parts
Turntable
Part No. 8205147
Turntable Support/Roller
Assembly
Part No. 8205148
Turntable Rollers
Part No. 8205149
Stainless Steel Cleaner &
Polish
Part No. 8171420
Built-in Kits
This countertop microwave oven can be built in by using one of
the following trim kits*. These kits are available from the dealer or
can be ordered by kit model number. See “Assistance or Service”
section for the Customer eXperience Center’s toll-free number.
KIT
SIZE
KIT MODEL NUMBERS/
COLORS
FOR INSTALLATION
OVER OVEN MODELS
24"
(61 cm)
MK1154XPQ / White
MK1154XPB / Black
MK1154XPS / Stainless
KEBI141D
KEBS147D
27"
(69 cm)
MK1157XPQ / White
MK1157XPB / Black
MK1157XPS / Stainless
KEBI171D
KEBS177D
30"
(76 cm)
MK1150XPQ / White
MK1150XPB / Black
MK1150XPS / Stainless
KEBI101D
KEBS107D
*Approved, electric single microwave ovens only
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to KitchenAid with
any questions or concerns at:
KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances
Customer eXperience Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
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KITCHENAID® MICROWAVE OVEN WARRANTY
ONE-YEAR FULL WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with this product, KitchenAid will pay for factory specified parts and repair labor costs to correct defects in materials or
workmanship. Service must be provided by a KitchenAid designated service company.
SECOND THROUGH FIFTH YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON MAGNETRON TUBE, ELECTRIC OVEN ELEMENT AND SOLID
STATE TOUCH CONTROL SYSTEM
In the second through fifth years from the date of purchase, when this appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions
attached to or furnished with this product, KitchenAid will pay for factory specified parts for the microwave magnetron tube, any electric
oven element and the solid state touch control system to correct defects in materials or workmanship.
SECOND THROUGH TENTH YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON STAINLESS STEEL OVEN CAVITY/INNER DOOR
In the second through tenth years from date of purchase, when this appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions
attached to or furnished with this product, KitchenAid will pay for factory specified parts for the stainless steel oven cavity/inner door if
the part rusts through due to defects in materials or workmanship.
KitchenAid will not pay for:
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance, to instruct you how to use your appliance, to replace house fuses or
correct house wiring, or to replace owner-accessible light bulbs.
2. Repairs when your appliance is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
3. Pickup and delivery. Your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, improper installation, acts of God or use of products not
approved by KitchenAid.
5. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
6. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States.
7. Any labor costs during the limited warranty periods.
KITCHENAID SHALL NOT BE LIABLE 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 vary from state to state.
Outside the 50 United States, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized KitchenAid dealer to determine if another
warranty applies.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by
checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling the KitchenAid Customer eXperience Center, 1-800-422-1230 (toll-free), from
anywhere in the U.S.A.
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Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your appliance to
better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know your complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial
number label/plate, located on your appliance as shown in the
“Parts and Features” section.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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