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MICROWAVE OVEN
Use & Care Guide
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Table of Contents............................................................................................................ 2
Model KCMS2055
W10165703A
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..........................................................................................6
Start ..............................................................................................7
Add A Minute................................................................................7
Off.................................................................................................7
Clock ............................................................................................7
Tones............................................................................................7
Timer.............................................................................................7
Control Lock.................................................................................7
Options .........................................................................................7
MICROWAVE OVEN USE ..............................................................8
Food Characteristics....................................................................8
Cooking Guidelines ......................................................................8
Cookware and Dinnerware ..........................................................8
Aluminum Foil and Metal .............................................................9
Microwave Cooking Power..........................................................9
Manual Cooking ...........................................................................9
Cooking in Stages ......................................................................10
Custom Cooking ........................................................................10
Custom Defrosting .....................................................................10
Sensor Cooking..........................................................................11
Sensor Cook...............................................................................11
Sensor Popcorn .........................................................................12
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.
DANGER
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
WARNING
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:
■ 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 this section and in the
provided Installation Instructions.
■ Install or locate the microwave oven only in
accordance with the provided Installation Instructions.
■ Some products such as whole eggs in the shell 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.
■ 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.
■ See door surface cleaning instructions in the
“Microwave Oven Care” section.
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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 bags 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.
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.
Oversized foods or oversized metal utensils should not be
inserted in the microwave oven as they may create a fire or risk
of electric shock.
Do not clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces can burn off the
pad and touch electrical parts involving a risk of electric shock.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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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 use paper products when appliance is operated in the
“PAN BROWN” mode (on models with this feature).
Do not store any materials, other than manufacturer’s
recommended accessories, in this microwave oven when not
in use.
Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave oven
when the microwave oven is in operation.
Do not cover or block any openings on the microwave oven.
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Do not store this 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.
Do not mount over a sink.
Do not cover racks or any other part of the microwave
oven with metal foil. This will cause overheating of the
microwave oven.
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
Unpacking
Electrical Requirements
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.
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
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 oven next to or over a heat source
without a UL listed (CSA approved in Canada)
trim kit.
Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Required:
■ A 120 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only, 15- or 20-amp electrical supply
with a fuse or circuit breaker.
Recommended:
■ A time-delay fuse or time-delay circuit breaker.
■ A separate circuit serving only this microwave oven.
Doing so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
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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 microwave oven is the
heavy side. Handle the microwave oven gently. The weight of the
microwave oven is 43 lbs (19.5 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 “Assistance or Service” section.
■ Do not block the exhaust vents or air intake openings. Allow
a few inches of space at the back and side 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
Make sure the microwave oven legs are in place to ensure
proper airflow. If vents are blocked, a sensitive thermal device
may automatically turn the microwave oven off. The
microwave oven should work properly once it has cooled.
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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
D
E
H
A. Metal shielded window
B. Model and serial number plate
C. Cooking guide label
D. Microwave inlet cover
E. Microwave oven light
MICROWAVE OVEN
CONTROL
F
I
F. Control panel
G. Door lock system
H. Glass turntable
I. Door open push button
Turntable
A
B
A. Turntable
B. Support
The turntable can rotate in either direction to help cook food
more evenly. For best cooking results, do not operate the
microwave 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 microwave 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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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.
The clock may be turned on or off, the scroll speed may be
adjusted and the weight measure may be changed using
Options. See “Options” section.
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.
Add A Minute
Cook time may be added to a manual cook cycle by touching the
ADD A MINUTE pad. Touching ADD A MINUTE during the cycle
will add 1 minute of cook time at the current cook power. Each
additional touch adds 1 minute of cook time.
The ADD A MINUTE pad will also start the microwave oven at
100% power for 1 minute after the door is closed or OFF is
touched. Additional time may be added by touching
ADD A MINUTE.
Off
The OFF pad clears any incorrect command, and cancels
functions. It will not erase the time of day. OFF is also used to
lock and unlock the control panel. See “Control Lock” section.
The microwave oven will also turn off when the door is opened.
Close the door and touch START to resume the non-sensor
cycle.
Clock
This is a standard 12-hour clock (12:00-11:59), with “P” as P.M.
indicator (no indicator for A.M.).
To Set Clock:
The microwave oven and Timer must be off.
1. Touch CLOCK.
2. Touch number pads to correct time of day.
3. Touch CLOCK.
The clock may be hidden using Options. See “Options” section.
Tones
Tones are audible signals that may be turned off using Options.
See “Options” section. These tones indicate the following:
Timer
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 and hold
TIMER to see the Timer countdown.
To Set:
1. Touch TIMER.
2. Touch number pads to enter desired time.
3. Touch START.
When the set time ends, “END” will scroll across the display
and the end-of-Timer tones will sound.
4. Touch OFF during the Timer countdown to cancel the Timer.
The time can be reset during the countdown by repeating the
above steps.
The Timer cannot be canceled during a cook function without
first canceling the cook function.
Control Lock
The Control Lock shuts down the control panel pads to avoid
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 OFF for approximately
4 seconds until 2 tones sound and “LOCKED” appears in the
display. Repeat to unlock the control. Two tones will sound, and
the display will return to the time of day.
Options
Settings can be selected, and displays can be changed by using
Options.
To Change Options: Touch OPTIONS repeatedly to select the
option, then follow instructions on the display to select the
setting.
OPTION
SETTING
One tone
Sound (tones)
On or Off
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Clock
On or Off (hidden)
Scroll speed
Slow, Medium or Fast
Weight
lbs or kg
Language
English or French
Valid entry
Two tones
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End of stage in multistage cooking
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Invalid entry (short tones)
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Hidden feature entered or exited
Four tones
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End of cycle
Five tones
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During defrost cycle, as reminder to check, turn, rearrange, or
separate food
Seven tones
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End of Timer countdown
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MICROWAVE OVEN USE
A magnetron in the microwave 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.
■ To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not lean on or
allow children to swing on the microwave oven door.
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.
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To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not operate
when it is empty.
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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.
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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Paraffin wax will not melt in the microwave oven because it
does not absorb microwaves.
Arranging
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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, requiring
significant cleanup of microwave oven cavity. Cover poached
eggs and allow a standing time.
Food Characteristics
When microwave cooking, the amount, size and shape, starting
temperature, composition and density of the food affect cooking
results.
Amount of Food
The more food heated at once, the longer the cook time needed.
Check for doneness and add small increments of time if
necessary.
Size and Shape
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.
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Stirring and Turning
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.
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.
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.
MATERIAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
China,
Earthenware
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Melamine
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Paper: Towels,
Dinnerware,
Napkins
Use nonrecycled and those approved by
the manufacturer for microwave oven use.
Plastic: Wraps,
Bags, Covers,
Dinnerware,
Containers
Use those approved by the manufacturer
for microwave oven use.
Pottery and Clay
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Silicone
Bakeware
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Straw, Wicker,
Wooden
Containers
Do not use in microwave oven.
Wax Paper
Acceptable for use.
Microwave Cooking Power
Many recipes for microwave cooking specify which cooking
power to use by percent or name. For example,
70%=Medium-High.
Use the following chart as a general guide for the suggested
cooking power of specific foods.
PERCENT/NAME USE
To Test Cookware or Dinnerware for Microwave Use:
1. Place 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.
100%, High
(default setting)
Quick heating convenience foods and
foods with high water content, such as
soups, beverages and most vegetables.
90%
Cooking small, tender pieces of meat,
ground meat, poultry pieces and fish fillets.
Heating cream soups.
80%
Heating rice, pasta or stirrable casseroles.
Cooking and heating foods that need a
cook power lower than high. For example,
whole fish and meat loaf.
70%,
Medium-High
Reheating a single serving of food.
60%
Cooking sensitive foods such as cheese
and egg dishes, pudding and custards.
Cooking non-stirrable casseroles, such as
lasagna.
50%, Medium
Cooking ham, whole poultry and pot
roasts.
Simmering stews.
40%
Melting chocolate.
Heating bread, rolls and pastries.
30%, MediumLow, Defrost
Defrosting bread, fish, meats, poultry and
precooked foods.
20%
Softening butter, cheese, and ice cream.
10%, Low
Taking chill out of fruit.
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:
■ To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not allow
aluminum foil or metal to touch the inside cavity walls,
ceiling or floor.
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Always use the turntable.
■
To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not allow
contact with another metal object during microwave cooking.
Manual Cooking
To Use:
1. Place food on the turntable, and close the door.
2. Touch COOK TIME.
“ENTER COOKING TIME” will scroll across display. Enter the
length of time to cook.
If cooking with 100% power, skip Step 3.
Do Not Use
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.
3. Touch COOK POWER, then set the desired cooking power.
See “Microwave Cooking Power.”
4. Touch START.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
5. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display.
Cook time may be added in 1-minute increments during the cycle
by touching ADD A MINUTE.
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Cooking in Stages
The microwave oven can be set to cook at different cooking
powers for various lengths of time, up to 2 stages.
To Cook in Stages:
To Use Custom Cook:
1.
2.
3.
4.
1. Place food on the turntable, and close the door.
2. Touch COOK TIME.
“ENTER COOKING TIME” will scroll across display. Enter the
length of time to cook during the first stage.
3. Touch COOK POWER, then enter the desired cooking power
for the 1st stage. See “Microwave Cooking Power.”
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for second stage.
5. 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.
6. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display.
Cook time may be added in 1 minute increments during the
cycling stage by touching ADD A MINUTE.
Custom Cooking
Times and cooking power have been preset for certain
microwavable foods. Use the following chart as a guide.
FOOD
QUANTITY/INSTRUCTIONS
Bacon*
2-6 slices, average thickness/
Follow directions on package.
Frozen Roll/Muffin
(prebaked)
1-6 pieces, 2 oz (57 g) each**/
Place on paper towel.
Fresh Roll/Muffin
(prebaked)
1-6 pieces, 2 oz (57 g) each**/
Place on paper towel.
Beverage
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.
Chicken Pieces
0.5-2.0 lbs (227-907 g)/
Place in microwave-safe container and add
2-4 tbs (30-60 mL) liquid. Cover with
plastic wrap. Let stand 2-3 minutes after
cooking.
Place food on the turntable, and close the door.
Touch CUSTOM COOK repeatedly to scroll through foods.
Enter quantity.
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.
5. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display.
Custom Defrosting
The Custom Defrost feature’s preset programs can be used, or
the microwave oven can be manually set to defrost.
■ 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.
MEAT
Hot Cereal
1-6 servings/
Follow directions on package. Use
microwave-safe bowls with high sides.
*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.
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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 microwavesafe baking dish. Do not
cover.
POULTRY
Chicken: whole and cut up
Cornish hens
Place in microwave-safe
baking dish, chicken breast
side up. Do not cover.
Turkey: breast
FISH
Fillets, Steaks, Whole,
Shellfish
Place in microwave-safe
baking dish. Do not cover.
To Use Custom Defrost:
1. Place food, uncovered, on the turntable and close the door.
2. 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.
3. Enter the weight.
Weight can be set from 0.1 to 6.0 lbs (45 g to 2.7 kg).
FOOD
QUANTITY/INSTRUCTIONS
Fresh
Vegetables
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)/
Place in microwave-safe 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
Vegetables
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)/
Remove from package. Place in microwave-safe
container. 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 entrée is not in microwave-safe
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 microwave-safe
dish. Cover with loose-fitting lid. Let stand
5 minutes after cooking, or until liquid is
absorbed. Stir.
Casserole
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)/
Place in microwave-safe container, cover with
plastic wrap and vent. Stir and let stand
2-3 minutes after cooking.
Ground
Meat
8-32 oz (227-907 g)/
Crumble meat into a microwave-safe container.
Cover with plastic wrap and vent. Stir and let
stand 2-3 minutes after cooking.
Fish/
Seafood
4-16 oz (113-454 g)/
Place in microwave-safe dish and add 2-4 tbs
(30-60 mL) liquid. Cover with plastic wrap and
vent. Let stand 2-3 minutes after cooking.
Eggs
2-5 eggs/
Break eggs into a microwave-safe container with
high sides. Add 1 tbs (15 mL) water per egg and
beat. Cover with plastic wrap and vent. Stir and
let stand 2-3 minutes after cooking.
4. 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.
5. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display.
To Defrost Manually: Follow directions in “Manual Cooking”
section, and use 30% cooking power. See “Microwave Cooking
Power” chart.
Sensor Cooking
A sensor in the microwave oven detects humidity released from
the food as it heats, and adjusts the cook time accordingly.
Many sensor cycles require the covering of foods. Microwavesafe containers or steamers with loose-fitting lids are
recommended. The loose-fitting lid allows enough steam to
escape to be detected by the sensor. When covering foods with
plastic wrap, be sure to leave a large enough vent opening to
allow the steam to escape.
NOTES:
■ The microwave oven should be plugged in for at least
3 minutes.
■
The microwave oven cavity and the exterior of the cooking
container should be dry.
■
The room temperature should not exceed 95°F (35°C).
■
If the door is opened during a sensor cycle, sensing will stop
and the program will be canceled.
Sensor Cook
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.
FOOD
QUANTITY/INSTRUCTIONS
Frozen
Pizza
6-7 oz (170-198 mL)/
Follow directions on package.
Baked
Potato
1-4 medium, 10-13 oz (283-369 g) each/
Pierce each one several times with a fork. Place
on turntable around edges, at least 1" (2.5 cm)
apart. Let stand 5 minutes after cooking.
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 Sensor Cook:
1. Place food on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch 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.
3. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display.
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Sensor Popcorn
The sensor in the microwave oven determines the appropriate
popping time of commercially packaged microwavable popcorn.
This function is programmed to detect popping times for 3.5-oz
(99 g), 3.0-oz (85 g) and 1.75-oz (50 g) bags.
NOTE: During Popcorn function, as with all microwave cooking
functions, the microwave oven should be attended at all times.
Listen for popping to slow to 1 pop every 1 or 2 seconds, then
stop the cycle.
■ To avoid damage to the microwave oven, 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.
■
For best cooking results, do not try to pop unpopped kernels.
■
Use fresh bags of popcorn for optimal results.
■
Cooking results may vary by brand and fat content. For bag
sizes not listed in this section, follow directions on the
package.
To Use Sensor Popcorn:
1. Place popcorn bag on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch POPCORN once for Regular (3.0-3.5 oz [85-99 g]), or
twice for Snack (1.75 oz [50 g]).
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.
3. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display.
Sensor Reheat
The sensor in the microwave oven determines the 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 microwave-safe plate, cover
with plastic wrap and vent.
Soup/Sauce
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)
Place in microwave-safe container, cover
with plastic wrap and vent. Stir and let stand
2-3 minutes after reheating.
Casserole
(refrigerated)
1-2 cups (250-500 mL)
Place in microwave-safe 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.
To Use Sensor Reheat:
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.
3. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display.
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Keep Warm
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. The
Keep Warm function uses 10% cook power. Keep Warm can be
used by itself, or it can be programmed to follow a cooking cycle.
■ Cover plates of food.
■
Cover foods that were covered while being cooked.
■
For best results, do not cover baked goods such as pastries,
pies, turnovers, etc.
To Use:
1. Place hot cooked food on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch KEEP WARM.
“KEEP WARM” will scroll twice, and then “TOUCH START”
will scroll.
3. Touch START.
“KEEP 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.
4. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display.
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 unless otherwise noted.
MICROWAVE OVEN CAVITY
To avoid damage to the microwave oven cavity, do not use soapfilled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty
washcloths or some recycled paper towels.
To avoid damage to stainless steel models, rub in direction of
grain.
The area where the microwave 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.
Heavy soil
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
Heat 1 cup (250 mL) of water for 2 to 5 minutes in microwave
oven. Steam will soften soil. Rinse with clean water and dry
with soft, lint-free cloth.
Odors
■ Lemon juice or vinegar:
Heat 1 cup (250 mL) of water with 1 tbs (15 mL) of either
lemon juice or vinegar for 2 to 5 minutes in microwave oven.
Microwave Inlet Cover
To avoid arcing and microwave oven damage, the microwave
inlet cover (see “Parts and Features”) should be kept clean.
■ Wipe with wet cloth.
MICROWAVE OVEN DOOR AND EXTERIOR
The area where the microwave oven door and frame touch when
closed should be kept clean.
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
■
Glass cleaner and paper towels or nonabrasive plastic
scrubbing pad:
Apply glass cleaner to towel, not directly to surface.
Stainless Steel (on some models)
To avoid damage to the microwave oven door and exterior, do
not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, steel-wool
pads, gritty washcloths or some paper towels. Rub in direction of
grain.
■ KitchenAid® Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish (not included)
KitchenAid® Stainless Steel Wipes (not included):
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
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 breaker. If the problem
continues, call an electrician.
Microwave oven will not operate
■
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, try the steps
below. If microwave oven still does not operate, call for
service. See “Assistance or Service” section.
■
Is the door completely closed?
Firmly close door.
■
Is a packaging spacer (on some models) attached to the
inside of the door?
Remove packaging spacer, then firmly close door.
■
Turntable alternates rotation directions
■
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.
Display shows time countdown, but the microwave oven
is not operating
■
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.
This is normal and occurs when the power supply switches
the magnetron on and off.
Microwave oven door looks wavy
■
This is normal and will not affect performance.
■
■
■
Is the cooking power set properly?
See “Microwave Cooking Power” section.
■
Are large amounts of food being heated?
Larger amounts of food need longer cooking times.
■
Is the incoming voltage less than that specified in
“Microwave Oven Safety?”
Have a qualified electrician check the electrical system in the
home.
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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 clean turntable support and
rollers. Replace support and 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.
Are tones turned off?
See “Tones” section.
Cooking times seem too long
Turntable will not operate
■
Is the Timer in use?
See “Timer” section.
Tones are not sounding
Microwave oven makes humming noise
■
This is normal and depends on motor rotation at beginning of
cycle.
Interference with radio, TV, cordless phone, etc.
■
Is the microwave oven plugged into the same outlet?
Try a different outlet for the electronic device.
■
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 microwave
oven operation.
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.
■
Use and maintenance procedures.
■
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 afterwarranty 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
Customer eXperience Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Replacement Parts
Glass Turntable
Part Number W10160544
Turntable Support and Rollers
Part Number W10160542
Cleaning Supplies
Heavy Duty Degreaser
Part Number 31552
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner
Part Number 31662
KITCHENAID® Stainless Steel
Cleaner and Polish
Part Number 4396920
KITCHENAID® Stainless Steel
Wipes
Part Number 8212510
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 toll-free number.
KIT
SIZE
KIT MODEL NUMBERS/
COLORS
FOR INSTALLATION
OVER OVEN MODELS
27"
(69 cm)
MK1207XSS / Stainless
KEBI171D
KEBS177D
30"
(76 cm)
MK1200XSS / Stainless
KEBI101D
KEBS107D
*Approved, electric single microwave ovens only
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KITCHENAID® BUILT-IN OVEN & MICROWAVE WARRANTY
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, KitchenAid or KitchenAid Canada (hereafter “KitchenAid”) will pay for factory specified parts and repair
labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a KitchenAid designated service company.
SECOND THROUGH FIFTH YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON CERTAIN COMPONENT PARTS
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 the product, KitchenAid or KitchenAid Canada will pay for factory specified parts for the following
components if defective in materials or workmanship:
■ Electric element
■ Solid state touch control system parts
SECOND THROUGH TENTH YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
On microwave ovens only, in the second through tenth years from date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and
maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the 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.
ITEMS KITCHENAID WILL NOT PAY FOR
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you how to use your major appliance, to replace or repair
house fuses or to correct house wiring or plumbing.
2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Those consumable parts are excluded from warranty
coverage.
3. Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in
accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by KitchenAid.
5. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada.
6. Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
7. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
8. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations.
9. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with
published installation instructions.
10. Replacement parts or repair labor costs when the major appliance is used in a country other than the country in which it was
purchased.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED
HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. KITCHENAID SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS 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 OR PROVINCE
TO PROVINCE.
Outside the 50 United States and Canada, 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 the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help
can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling KitchenAid. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-422-1230. In Canada,
call 1-800-807-6777.
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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 major 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 located on the product.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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