Countertop Microwave Oven
Countertop Microwave Oven
Adapter Plugs
Add 30 Seconds
Appliance Registration
Auto Dehost
10, 11
Minute/Second Timer
Model and Serial Numbers
Beverage Pad
Care and Cleaning
Popcorn Pad
Power Levels
Consumer Services
Control Panel
Problem Solver
Program Cooking
Quick Reheat
Dinner Plate Pad
Express Cook Feature
Safety Instructions
Time Cook
Extension Cords
Time Defrost
Grounding Instructions
Hold Time
GE Answer Centera
Cooking Complete
Delayed Cooking
Microwaving Tips
12, 13
Back Cover
Microwave power output
of this oven is 800 watts.
(IEC-705 Test Procedure)
GE Appliances
Help us help you...
Before using your oven,
read this book carefully.
It is intended to help you operate
and maintain your new microwave
oven properly.
Keep it handy for answers to your
If you don’t understand something
or need more help, write (include
your phone number):
Consumer Affairs
GE Appliances
Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
Write down the model and
serial numbers.
You’ll find them on a label inside
the oven.
These numbers are also on the
Consumer Product Ownership
Registration Card that came with
your microwave oven. Before
sending in this card, please write
these numbers here:
Model Number
Serial Number
Use these numbers in any
correspondence or service calls
concerning your microwave oven.
Be sure your microwave
oven is registered.
It is important that we know the
location of your microwave oven
should a need occur for
Your supplier is responsible for
registering you as the owner.
Please check with your supplier to
be sure he has done so; also send
in your Consumer Product
Ownership Registration Card. If
you move, or if you are not the
original purchaser, please write to
us, stating model and serial
This appliance must be registered.
Please be certain that it is.
Write to:
GE Appliances
Range Product Service
Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
If you received a
damaged oven...
Immediately contact the dealer (or
builder) that sold you the oven.
Save time and money.
Before you request service...
Check the Problem Solver in the
back of this book. It lists causes of
minor operating problems that you
can correct yourself.
All these things are normal
with your microwave oven.
Steam or vapor escaping from
around the door.
● Light reflection around door or
outer case.
● Dimming oven 1 ight and change
in blower sound may occur while
operating at power levels other
than high.
● Dull thumping sound while oven
is operating.
● Some TV-Radio interference
might be noticed while using your
microwave oven. It’s similar to the
interference caused by other small
appliances and does not indicate a
problem with your oven.
If you need service...
To obtain service, see the
Consumer Services page in the
back of this book.
We’re proud of our service and
want you to be pleased. If for some
reason you are not happy with the
service you receive, here are three
steps to follow for further help.
FIRST, contact the people who
serviced your appliance. Explain
why you are not pleased. In most
cases, this will solve the problem.
NEXT, if you are still not pleased,
write all the details—including
your phone number—to:
Manager, Consumer Relations
GE Appliances
Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
FINALLY, if your problem is still
not resolved, write:
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(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
(b) Do Not Place any object
between the oven front face and
the door or allow soil or cleaner
residue to accumulate on sealing
(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
(3) door seals and sealing surfaces.
(d) The Oven Should Not be
adjusted or repaired by anyone
except properly qualified service
Microwaving Tips
● Make sure all cookware used in
your microwave oven is suitable
for microwaving. Most glass
casseroles, cooking dishes,
measuring cups, custard cups,
pottery or china dinnerware which
does not have metallic trim or
glaze with a metallic sheen can be
used. Some cookware is labeled
“suitable for microwaving.”
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
When using electrical appliances,
basic safety precautions should be
followed, including the following:
the risk of burns, electric shock,
fire, injury to persons or exposure
to excessive microwave energy:
this manual.
require stirring, rotating or
rearranging. Check the cookbook
that comes with your oven.
● Steam builds up pressure in
foods which are tightly covered
by a skin or membrane. Pierce
potatoes, egg yolks and chicken
livers to prevent bursting.
Use this appliance only for
its intended use as described in
If you are not sure if a dish is
microwave-safe, use this test:
Place in the oven both the dish you
are testing and a glass measuring
cup filled with one cup water—set
the measuring cup either in or next
to the dish. Microwave I minute at
high. If the dish heats, it should not
be used for microwaving. If the
dish remains cool and only the
water in the cup heats, then the
dish is microwave-safe.
● Paper towels, waxed paper and
plastic wrap can be used to cover
dishes in order to retain moisture
and prevent spattering. Be sure to
vent plastic wrap so steam can
● Some microwaved foods
Do not cover or block any
openings on the appliance.
Do not store this appliance
outdoors. Do not use this
c Read and follow the specific
ENERGY” on page 2.
This appliance must be
grounded. Connect only to
properly grounded outlet.
INSTRUCTIONS” on page 16.
Use this appliance only for its
intended use as described in
this manual. Do not use
corrosive chemicals or vapors in
this appliance. This microwave
oven is specifically designed to
heat or cook food, and is not
intended for laboratory or
industrial use.
For best operation, plug this
appliance into its own electrical
outlet, to prevent flickering of
lights, blowing of fuse or
tripping of circuit breaker.
Install or locate this appliance
only in accordance with the
provided Installation
Be certain to place the
front surface of the door three
inches or more back from the
countertop edge to avoid
accidental tipping of the
appliance in normal usage.
product near water—for example,
in a wet basement or near a
swimming pool.
Do not immerse power cord
or plug in water.
Keep power cord away from
heated surfaces.
Do not let power cord hang
over edge of table or counter.
Do not operate this appliance
if it has a damaged power cord
or plug, if it is not working
properly, or if it has been
damaged or dropped,
● Do not operate oven without the
turntable and turntable support
seated and in place.
● Do not allow turntable to be
restricted so the turntable
cannot rotate.
See door surface cleaning
instructions in the Care and
Cleaning section(s) of your book.
This appliance should be
serviced only by qualified
service personnel. Contact
nearest authorized service
facility for examination, repair
or adjustment.
As with any appliance, close
supervision is necessary when
used by children.
(cc,ntinued nc,xt pucqe)
If you use a meat thermometer
while cooking, make sure it is
safe for use in microwave ovens.
To reduce the risk of fire in
the oven cavity:
—Do not overcook food.
Carefully attend appliance if
paper, plastic or other combustible
materials are placed inside the
oven to facilitate cooking.
—Remove wire twist-ties from
paper or plastic bags before
placing bags in oven.
—Do not use your microwave
oven to dry newspapers.
—Do not use recycled paper
products. Recycled paper towels,
napkins and waxed paper can
contain metal flecks which may
cause arcing or ignite. Paper
products containing nylon or
nylon filaments should be
avoided, as they may also ignite.
—Do not pop popcorn in your
microwave oven unless in a
special microwave popcorn
accessory or unless you use
popcorn labeled for use in
microwave ovens.
—Do not operate the oven
while empty to avoid damage to
the oven and the danger of fire.
If by accident the oven should
run empty a minute or two, no
harm is done. However, try to
avoid operating the oven empty
at all times—it saves energy and
prolongs the life of the oven.
—Do not overcook potatoes.
They could dehydrate and catch
fire, causing damage to your oven.
Do not use the oven for storage
purposes. Do not leave paper
products, cooking utensils or food
in the oven when not in use.
If materials inside oven should
ignite, keep oven door closed,
turn oven off, and disconnect
power cord, or shut off power at
the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
Some products such as whole
eggs and sealed containers—for
example, closed jars-will
explode and should not be heated
in this microwave oven. Such use
of the microwave oven could
result in injury.
Avoid heating baby food in
glass jars, even without their lids;
especially meat and egg mixtures.
Don’t defrost frozen
beverages in narrow necked
bottles (especially carbonated
beverages). Even if the container
is opened, pressure can build up.
This can cause the container to
burst, possibly resulting in injury.
Use metal only as directed in
this book. TV dinners maybe
microwaved in foil trays less than
3/4” high; remove top foil cover
and return tray to box. When
using metal in the microwave
oven, keep metal at least 1 inch
away from sides of oven.
Cookware may become hot
because of heat transferred from
the heated food. Pot holders may
be needed to handle the cookware.
Sometimes, the turntable can
become too hot to touch. Be
careful touching the turntable
during and after cooking.
Foods cooked in liquids (such
as pasta) may tend to boil over
more rapidly than foods
containing less moisture. Should
this occur, refer to page 15 for
instructions on how to clean the
inside of the oven.
c Thermometer—Do not use a
thermometer in food you are
microwaving unless the
thermometer is designed or
recommended for use in the
microwave oven.
Plastic cookware—Plastic
cookware designed for
microwave cooking is very
useful, but should be used
carefully. Even microwave-safe
plastic may not be as tolerant of
overcooking conditions as are
glass or ceramic materials and
may soften or char if subjected to
short periods of overcooking. In
longer exposures to overcooking,
the food and cookware could
ignite. For these reasons: 1) Use
microwave-safe plastics only and
use them in strict compliance
with the cookware manufacturer’s
recommendations. 2) Do not
subject empty cookware to
microwaving. 3) Do not permit
children to use plastic cookware
without complete supervision.
When cooking pork, follow
the directions exactly and always
cook the meat to an internal
temperature of at least 170°F.
This assures that, in the remote
possibility that trichina may be
present in the meat, it will be
killed and meat will be safe to eat.
Do not boil eggs in a
microwave oven. Pressure will
build up inside egg yolk and will
cause it to burst, possibly
resulting in injury.
Foods with unbroken outer
“skin” such as potatoes, sausages,
tomatoes, apples, chicken livers
and other giblets, and egg yolks
(see previous caution) should be
pierced to allow steam to escape
during cooking.
Not all plastic wrap is sui~ble
for use in microwave ovens.
Check the package for proper use.
Spontaneous boiling—Under
certain special circumstances,
liquids may start to boil during or
shortly after removal from the
microwave oven. To prevent
burns from splashing liquid, stir
the liquid briefly before
removing the container from the
microwave oven.
● ~~Boilable” cooking pouches
and tightly closed plastic bags
should be slit, pierced or vented as
directed by package. If they are
not, plastic could burst during or
immediately after cooking,
possibly resulting in injury. Also,
plastic storage containers should
beat least partially uncovered
because they form a tight seal.
When cooking with containers
tightly covered with plastic wrap,
remove covering carefully and
direct steam away from hands
and face.
When You Plug in
the Oven
The display panel lights up. After
15 seconds, all lights disappear and
“RESET” appears. Touch the
CLEAR/OFF pad and oven is ready
for use and the clock can be set.
If power is disrupted at any time,
the above sequence recurs and you
must reset clock after touching
Program Cooking
Use your Touch Control Panel to
Time Defrost or Time Cook with
choice of power levels from I
(lowest ) to 10 (highest); to Quick
Reheat using a preset time and
power level; to cook popcorn using
a preset time and power level; to
time kitchen tasks with the Min/Sec
Timer; and to set the clock.
Create your own programs to suit
your individual cooking style. For
example: use the MitiSec Timer to
delay the start of Time Cook 1 & 11
or program a hold time between
Time Defrost and Time Cook I & 11.
Set Time Cook I & 11 for a twostage program using different
times and power levels.
Hot foods and steam can
cause burns. Be careful when
opening any containers of hot
food, including popcorn bags,
cooking pouches and boxes. To
prevent possible injury, direct
steam away from hands and face.
Features of Your Oven
(For Time Cook and Time Defrost cycles)
Models JE1235T (Black)
JE1236TWH (White)
To remind you that you have food in the oven, the
oven will beep once a minute until you either open
the oven door or touch the CLEAR/OFF pad.
Model JE1235T shown.
Cooking Complete Reminder
1. Door Latches.
2. Door Screen. Metal screen
permits viewing of foods and keeps
microwaves confined inside oven.
3. Oven Vent.
4. Automatic Cooking Guide.
Quick reference codes for many
frequently prepared foods.
5. Model and Serial Numbers.
6. Oven Interior Light. Turns on
when the door is opened or when
the oven is operating.
7. Touch Control Panel and
Display. See next page for
8. Door Latch Release. Press
latch release button at indent to
open door.
9. Removable Wrntable Support.
10. Removable Turntable.
Turntable must be in place when
using the oven. Cooking
performance will be unsatisfactory
without the turntable in place.
The turntable may be removed
for cleaning.
Your Touch Control Panel
The Touch Control Panel allows
you to set the oven controls with
the touch of a finger. It’s designed
to be easy to use and understand.
1. DISPLAY. Displays time of
day, time counting down during
cooking functions, power level,
cooking mode and instructions.
2. TIME COOK I & IL Microwave
for u selected amount of time using
automatic power level 10 (High).
3. POWER LEVEL. Touch this
pad after you enter the cooking
time if you want to change from
automatic power level 10 (High)
for cooking or power level 3 (Low)
for defrosting.
4. MIN/SEC TIMER. This feature
uses no microwave energy. It
functions as a kitchen timer, as a
holding period after defrost or as a
delay timer before time cooking.
5. POPCORN. Cook prepackaged
microwave popcorn by just
pressing this pad.
6. BEVERAGE. Reheat a
beverage by just pressing this pad.
7. DINNER PLATE. Reheat u
plate of leftovers by just pressing
this pad.
8. NUMBER PADS. Touch these
pads to enter cooking/defrosting
time, power level and time of day.
9. ADD 30 SECONDS. Press this
pad to add 30 seconds to the cook
time as it’s counting down.
10. START. After all selections are
made, touch this pad to start oven.
11. TIME DEFROST. Gentle
thawing at automatic power level
3 (Low).
12. CLOCK. Touch this pad to
enter time of day or check time of
day while microwaving.
To set clock, first touch CLOCK
pud find then enter time of day. For
example, if time is 1 :30, touch
nunlbel- pads 1, 3, and O ~ind “ 1 :30”
will appear in display. Then touch
START pad. To reset or change
time, simply repeat this process.
13. AUTO DEFROST. Touch this
pad and food weight. The oven
automatically sets power levels
and defrosting time.
14. CODE REHEAT. Use Code
Reheat for quick reheating of a
variety of foods using different
times and power levels.
15. AUTO START. A]](>ws YOU to
program your oven to begin
cooking at a ltiter time of d:]y—up
to a 12-hour delay.
16. CLEAWOFF. When touched,
it shuts off the oven and erases all
settings (except time of day).
How to Use the Minute/Second Timer
The Minute/Second Timer has
three timing functions:
● It operates as a minute timer.
● It can be set to delay cooking.
● It can be used as a hold setting
after defrosting.
The Minute/Second Timer operates
without microwave energy.
How to Defrost, Hold and
Time Cook
Let’s say you want to defrost a
frozen casserole for 15 minutes,
hold for 10 minutes and then Time
Cook for 25 minutes. Here’s how
to do it:
Step 1: Take the casserole from the
freezer and place it in the oven.
How to Time a 3-Minute
Phone Call
1. Touch MIN/SEC TIMER pad.
2. Touch number pads 3,0 and O
(for 3 minutes and no seconds).
3. Touch START. Display shows
time counting down. The timer
signals when time is up.
Using a Holding Time
The Minute/Second Timer can
also be used to program a “holding
time” between microwave cooking
functions. The time can range from
one second to 99 minutes and 99
seconds. A holding or standing
time may be found in some of your
own recipes or in the cookbook
that came with your oven.
Programming Delayed
To delay cooking up to 99 minutes
and 99 seconds, touch TIME
COOK I & 11 and enter cook time.
Touch MI N/SEC TIMER and enter
number of minutes to delay
cooking. Touch START. Timer will
count down to zero and cooking
will begin.
Step 8: Touch START. As each
function is automatically
performed, oven display shows
instructions entered and the
function. When time is up, the
oven signals and flashes “End.”
Questions and Answers
Step 2: Touch TIME DEFROST.
Step 3: Touch pads 1,5,0 and O
for 15 minutes defrosting time.
(Defrosting is automatically set on
power level 3 but can be changed
by touching the POWER LEVEL
pad and the desired power level. )
Step 6: Touch TIME COOK I & II.
Step 7: Touch 2,5,0 and O for 25
minutes of cooking time.
Q. What will happen if I
accidentally reverse my defrost,
hold and cook instructions?
A. The oven will automatically
rearrange your program.
Defrosting will always come first,
then hold, and then the cooking
Q. Can I defrost and hold only?
A. Yes. Sometimes you may only
want to defrost a food, hold it, and
cook it later. All you need to do is
program in defrost and amount of
time. Then program the hold time.
Be sure to put the thawed dish in
the refrigerator promptly.
NOTE: Foods that are highly
perishable, such as milk, eggs, fish,
stuffings, poultry and pork should
not be allowed to sit out for more
than one hour after defrosting.
Room temperature promotes the
growth of harmful bacteria.
Q. I programmed my oven for a
specific defrosting time but it
defrosted longer than necessary.
What happened?
A. When instructions conflict,
the oven carries out the last
instruction. You may have set the
oven to defrost for 4 minutes, hold
for 2 minutes, and then defrost for
6 minutes. In this case, the oven
would defrost for 6 minutes and
hold for 2 minutes.
Defrosting by Time
Time Defrost is designed for
speedy thawing of frozen food
and is one of the great advantages
of a microwave oven.
Use the Time Defrost setting [o
quickly thaw foods such as bread,
rolls, vegetables, fruits and frozen
dinners. The Auto Defrost setting
is preferred for meat and poultry
because the oven sets the defrosting
time and power levels for you.
● Power level 3 is automatically set
for defrosting, but you may change
this for more flexibility.
● See the cookbook that comes
with this oven for defrosting help.
To become better acquainted with
the defrost function, defrost a ] 0 oz.
package of frozen strawberries by
following the steps below.
Step 1: Place a package of frozen
strawberries in the oven and
close the door. Be sure the package
contains no metal.
Questions and Answers
Step 4: Touch START. When cycle
is completed, the oven signals and
flashes “End,” then automatically
shuts off.
Step 5: Turn the package over,
close the door and repeat Steps 2
and 3 to set the remaining half of
defrosting time. Touch START.
Step 6: When the oven signals and
flashes “End,” open the door,
remove the package and separate
strawberries to finish defrosting.
Defrosting Tips
Foods frozen in paper or plastic
can be defrosted in the package.
For even defrosting, some foods
need to be broken up or separated
part of the way through the
defrosting time.
Step 2: Touch TIME DEFROST.
Step 3: Select one half of the total
defrosting time recommended in
your cookbook. For example, touch
4, 0 and 0 pads for 4 minutes.
How to Change Power Level
After setting defrosting time,
touch POWER LEVEL pad,
then touch desired number for
new power level.
Family-size, pre-packaged frozen
dinners can be defrosted and
microwaved. If the food is in a
foil container, transfer it to a
microwave-safe dish.
● Check your cookbook for other
defrosting tips.
Q. When I press START, I hear a
dull, thumping noise. What is it?
A. This sound is normal. It is
letting you know the oven is using
a power level lower than 10 (High).
Q. Can I defrost small items in
a hurry?
A. Yes, but they will need more
frequent attention than usual. Raise
the power level after entering the
time by touching the desired power
level pad. Power level 7 cuts the
total defrosting time in about 1/2;
Power level 10 cuts the total
defrosting time to approximately
l/3. During either, rotate or stir
food frequently.
Q. Why don’t the defrosting
times in the cookbook seem right
for my food?
A. These times are averages.
Defrosting time can vary according
to the temperature in your freezer.
Set your oven for the time
indicated in the cookbook. If your
food is still not completely thawed
at the end of that time, reset
your oven and adjust the time
Q. Should all foods be completely
thawed before cooking?
A. Some foods should not be
completely thawed before cooking.
For example, fish cooks so quickly
it is better to begin cooking while
it is still s] ightly frozen.
Q. Can I open the door during
defrosting to check on the
progress of my food?
A. Yes. You may open the door at
any time during microwaving. To
resume defrosting, close the door
and press START. The oven begins
operating if time is left on timer.
If not, reset timer.
Auto Defrost
With the Auto Defrost feature,
the oven automatically sets the
defrosting times and power
levels for you.
Use the Auto Defrost guide on the
next page. Enter the food weight in
pounds and tenths of a pound (see
Conversion Guide at right). Then
touch START pad.
The oven calculates defrosting
time and changes power levels
during defrosting to give even
defrosting results.
Stand Time
After Auto Defrosting, meat needs
to stand in order to let the interior
defrost. You may take the food out
of the oven if you wish. Stand time
recommendations are given in the
guide on the next page.
3. Enter weight. For example,
touch number pads I ~uld 2 for
weight of 1.2 pounds ( 1 pound,
3 ounces. See Conversion Guide
at right. ) After 3 seconds START
How to set Auto Defrost
pounds and ounces, the ounces
must be converted to tenths
(. 1 ) of a pound,
1 2–13
1 4–15
Before you begin, check the
guide located on the inside front
of the oven when you open the
door. It shows minimum and
maximum food weights for a
variety of foods. You will need to
know your food weight before
setting Auto Defrost.
1. Remove food from its package,
place in the oven on a microw~lvesafe dish and close the door,
2. Touch AUTO DEF pad
Conversion Guide
[t weight of food is stated in
Twice during defrosting, the
oven beeps 4 times and “TURn”
flashes. Follow the directions in
the Auto Defrost Guide for what to
do at the first and second signal.
Then close the door and touch
When defrosting time is completed,
“End” flashes and the oven beeps
4 times. “End” remains on the
display and oven beeps every
minute until the door is opened or
the CLEAR/OFF pad is touched.
. 3.
. 5.
Auto Defrost Guide
0. I -5.0 lbs.
Turn over
Separate and shield
where necessary.
5 minutes
Frankfurters, Sausage
(). 1- 5.() Ibs.
Remove defrosted
2 minutes
Ground Meat
0. I -5.0 Ibs.
Turn over.
Remove defrosted areas
and break apart.
5 minutes
Beef Patties
(). 1 -5.0 lbs.
Turn over.
Separate patties.
5 minutes
0.1- 5.0 lbs.
Turn over and
Shield if necessary.
90 minutes
0.1 -5.0 lbs.
Turn over.
Remove defrosted
pieces. Shield if
10 minutes
0. I -5.0 lbs.
Turn over,
0. I -5.0 Ibs.
Turn over and
Separate and remove
defrosted pieces.
5 minutes
Whole Chicken
0. I -5.0 Ibs.
Turn over and
Turn over and shield.
10 minutes;
run cold water
in cavity.
Turkey Breast
(breast side up)
0.1- 5.() Ibs.
Turn over.
Shield where
20 minutes in
Chicken Pieces
(). I - 5.() lbs.
Turn over.
Separate tind remove
defrosted pieces.
5 minutes
Cornish hens (whole)
(). I - 5.() Ibs.
Remove wrapper
and turn over.
10 minutes;
run cold water
in cavity.
Cornish hens (split)
0. I -5.0 Ibs.
Turn over.
5 minutes
Fish fillets
(). I -3.0 Ibs.
Turn over.
Separate and remove
defrosted pieces.
5 minutes
Shrimp, scallops
(). I - 3.()
Separate and remove
defrosted pieces.
5 minutes
Whole fish
(). 1- 3.() Ibs
Turn over and
shield tail and
5 minutes
Hold under
cold running
Ed~es or thin areas Of Ineat will defr~~st more rapidly than [~ther Ureas. After first or second si~nal, shield warm areas
witl small pieces ot foil.
Cooking by Time
Time Cook I & 11 allows you to
microwave for a selected amount
of time.
Power level 10 (High) is
recommended for most cooking,
but you may change this for more
flexibility. See your cookbook.
To become better acquainted with
time cooking, make a cup of coffee
by following the steps below.
Step 1: Fill a cup 2/3 full of water,
add 1 teaspoon of instant coffee
and stir to dissolve. Use a cup that
has no metal decoration and is
microwave-safe (refer to
Microwaving Tips in the Safety
Instructions section). Place cup in
oven and close door.
Step 2: Touch TIME COOK I & 11.
Step 3: Select your time. Touch 1,
0 and O pads for one minute.
Because automatic power level 10
is recommended for this cup of
coffee, there is no need to change
the power level. (If power level 10
is not appropriate, see “How to
Change Power Level” at right.)
Step 4: Touch START.
Step 5: When time is up, the oven
signals and flashes “End.” Oven,
light and fan shut off.
Step 6: Open the door.
Using the Time Cook 11
The Time Cook 11 feature lets you
set two time cooking functions
within one program. This is ideal
if you want to change power levels
during your cooking operations.
Here’s how to do it.
S~ep 1: Place food in oven in
microwave-safe container and
close the door.
Step 2: Touch TIME COOK 1 & Il.
Step 3: Select your first cook time.
For example, touch 2, 1 and 5 for
Step 4. Touch TIME COOK I & 11.
Step 5: Set your second cook time.
How to Change Power Level
After setting cooking time,
touch POWER LEVEL pad,
then touch desired number for
new power level.
Step 6: Touch START.
Step 7: “POWER 10” is displayed
and “COOK TIME I“ counts down.
Step 8: At the end of “COOK
TIME 1,” the second power level
is displayed and “COOK TIME 117’
is shown counting down.
Step 9: When time is up, the oven
signals and flashes “End.” The
oven, light and fan shut off.
Step 10: Open the door.
The Express Cook Feature
The Express Cook feature is a
short-cut method to set time for
1–5 minutes.
To Express Cook your food or
Step 1: Touch a number pad (from
1 to 5) that corresponds with the
amount of your desired cooking
time (in minutes). For example,
touch the 2 pad for 2 minutes of
cooking time.
Step 2: Touch the START pad.
The oven will automatically signal,
flash “End” and shut off at the end
of the programmed time.
Add 30 Seconds
The Add 30 Seconds feature
provides a convenient way to
extend cooking time by 30 seconds
while the oven timer is counting
down. It will add 30 seconds to the
time shown each time the pad is
How to Use Auto Start
Questions and Answers
The Auto Start feature allows
you to program your oven to
begin cooking at a later time of
day—up to a 12-hour delay.
To Use Auto Start
Q. I set my oven for the time
called for in the recipe, but at the
end of the time allowed, my food
wasn’t done. What happened?
A. Since house power varies due
to time or location, many time
cooking recipes give you a time
range to prevent overcooking. Set
the oven for minimum time, test
the food for doneness, and cook
your food a little longer, if
Q. 1 touched the number pads and
selected my power level. When I
touched START, however, my
oven didn’t come on. Why not?
A. The TIME COOK I & 11 pad
must be touched before setting the
number pads or else your oven will
not begin cooking.
Q. I want to cook on a power
level other than High. What do I
need to do?
A. To change the power level,
touch the POWER LEVEL pad,
then touch desired number for new
power level.
Q. Can I interrupt Time Cook to
check the food?
A. Yes. To resume cooking, simply
close the door and press the START
pad. The timer must be reset for
cooking to resume unless time is
remaining on timer.
Step 1: Touch AUTO START pad
(instead of START pad).
Step 2: Enter the time you want
the oven to start. (Be sure your
microwave oven clock shows the
correct time of day. )
Step 3: Enter your desired cooking
Step 4: Touch START pad. The
oven will automatically start at the
desired time.
Quick Reheat
The Quick Reheat feature
is a short-term program to
automatically reheat a beverage or
previously cooked food. The oven
turns off automatically after a
preset amount of time.
Touch just 3 pads to use Code
Reheat codes 1 to 6 to reheat many
popular foods. See the guide at
bottom of page. Or touch just 2
pads to use the BEVERAGE or
DINNER PLATE programs with
the oven automatically setting the
code for yoL1.
The Beverage program makes it
simple to reheat a cup of hot
chocolate or other beverage. Use a
cup that has no metal decoration
and is microwave-safe (refer to
Microwaving Tips in Safety
Instructions section).
Step 1: Touch BEVERAGE pad.
Step 2: Touch START pad.
Oven will signal and turn off
automatically when finished.
Dinner Plate
The Dinner Plate program makes it
easy to reheat a plate of leftovers
or reheat a previously prepared
meal for a guest who arrived late
for dinner.
Step 1: Touch DINNER PLATE.
Step 2: Touch START pad.
Oven will signal and turn off
automatically when finished.
Code Reheat
The Code Reheat program makes
it a snap to reheat many popular
foods. Choose a code number from
I to 6 (see guide below).
Step 1: Touch CODE REHEAT.
Step 2: Touch a number pad from
I to 6 to select a food group.
Step 3: Touch START pad
Oven will signal and turn oft
automatically when finished.
Regular Microwave Popcorn
Step 1: Touch POPCORN pad.
Step 2: Touch START pad.
Oven signals and turns off
automatically when finished.
Light Microwave Popcorn
Step 1: Touch POPCORN pad.
Step 2: Touch number pad 2.
Step 3: Touch START pad.
To Reheat More Than One
Adjust for Shorter or
Longer Cook Time
Quick Reheat codes 1 through 5
and Beverage let you heat up to
three servings. To add more than
one serving, just touch number
pad 2 or 3 right before touching
If your favorite popcorn is
undercooked, try this:
The word “SERV” and a number
will be displayed to show how
many servings are selected.
The serving size may be changed
or added after touching START.
Just touch number pad 2 or 3.
“SERV” and a number will be
displayed briefly to show that
serving size has been changed.
Touch the POPCORN pad.
Touch number pad I for regular
microwave popcorn or touch
number pad 2 for light microwave
popcorn. Touch number pad 9. A
plus sign is displayed. The plus
sign indicates 20 seconds is added
to cooking time.
If your favorite popcorn is
overcooked, try this:
Code Reheat Guide
per serving
20 sec.
Breads, pastries, pies, bakery goods
I min.
Meats, casseroles, pizza, solid foods
I X min.
Fruits & vegetables
1 X min.
2 Z min.
Soups, stews, sauces
4 min. total
2 to 3 foods; 4 oz. each
Foods Recommended
Touch the POPCORN pad.
Touch number pad 1 for regular
microwave popcorn or touch
number pad 2 for light microwave
popcorn. Touch number pad 1. A
minus sign is displayed. The minus
sign indicates 20 seconds less
cooking time is being provided.
Care and Cleating
Your new microwave oven is a
valuable appliance. Protect it
from misuse by following these
● Keep your oven clean and
sweet-smelling. Opening the oven
door a few minutes after cooking
helps air out the interior. An
occasional thorough wiping with a
solution of baking soda and water
keeps the interior fresh.
● Don’t use sharp-edged utensils
on your oven. The inside and
outside oven walls can be scratched.
The control panel can be damaged.
How to Clean the Inside
Walls and floor. Some spatters
can be removed with a paper
towel, others may require a damp
cloth. Remove greasy spatters with
a sudsy cloth, then rinse with a
damp cloth. Do not use abrasive
cleaners on oven walls. NEVER
Door (inside). Window: Wipe
up spatters daily and wash when
soiled with a damp cloth. Rinse
thoroughly and dry.
Metal and plastic parts on door:
Wipe frequently with a damp
cloth to remove all soil. DO NOT
Removable Turntable and
firntable Support. Occasionally
it is necessary to remove the
turntable and support for cleaning
of the oven floor or turntable. To
prevent breakage, do not place the
turntable into water just after
cooking. Wash it carefully in
warm, sudsy water or in the
dishwasher. The turntable and
support can be broken if dropped.
Remember, do not operate the
oven without the turntable and
support in place.
Special note when using Brown
‘N Sear Dish: If grease is present,
high heat generated on bottom of
a Brown ‘ N Sear dish may cause
the grease to burn onto the oven
tray. This may be removed with
a cleanser such as Bon Ami”’ brand
After using Bon Ami”’ brand
cleanser, rinse and dry thoroughly,
following instructions on can. Do
not use Bon Ami’” brand cleanser
on the painted surfaces such as the
walls. It may scratch the paint.
How to Clean the Outside
Case. Clean the outside of your
oven with soap and damp cloth,
rinse with a damp cloth and then
dry. Wipe the window clean with
a damp cloth. Chrome trim is best
wiped with a damp cloth and then
with a dry towel.
Control Panel. Wipe with a damp
cloth. Dry thoroughly. Do not use
cleaning sprays, large amounts of
soap and water, abrasives or sharp
objects on the panel—they can
damage it.
Door Surface. When cleaning
surfaces of door and oven that
come together on closing the door,
use only mild, non-abrasive soaps
or detergents applied with a sponge
or soft cloth.
Power Cord. If the cord becomes
soiled, unplug and wash with a
damp cloth. For stubborn spots,
sudsy water may be used, but be
certain to rinse with a damp cloth
and dry thoroughly before
plugging cord into outlet.
This appliance must be grounded.
In the event of an electrical short
circuit, grounding reduces the risk
of electric shock by providing an
escape wire for the electric current.
This-appliance is equipped with a
power cord having a grounding
wire with a grounding plug. The
plug must be plugged into an outlet
that is properly installed and
groun~ed.”(Fi~. 1 )
use of the grounding plug can
result in a risk of electric shock.
Fig. 1
Ensure proper ground
exists before use
Consult a qualified electrician or
service technician if the grounding
instructions are not completely
understood, or if doubt exists as to
whether the appliance is properly
Where a standard two-prong wall
receptacle is encountered, it is
your personal responsibility and
obligation to have it replaced with
a properly grounded three-prong
wall receptacle.
Do not under any circumstances
cut or remove the third (ground)
prong from the power cord.
Use of Adapter Plugs
Usage situations where
appliance’s power cord will
be disconnected infrequently.
Because of potential safety hazards
under certain conditions, we
strongly recommend against the
use of an adapter plug. However,
if you still elect to use an adapter,
where local codes permit, a
may be made to a properly
grounded two-prong wall receptacle
by the use of a UL listed adauter
(Fig. 2) which is available at’most
local hardware stores.
(Adapterplu s not
permitted In2anada)
Align Iar e
Fig. 2
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before use
The larger slot in the adapter must
be aligned with the larger slot in
the wall receptacle to provide
proper polarity in the connection
of the power cord.
Caution: Attaching the adapter
ground terminal to the wall
receptacle cover screw does not
ground the appliance unless the
cover screw is metal, and not
insulated, and the wall receptacle
is grounded through the house
wi~ing. You shoul~ have the circuit
checked by a qualified electrician
to make sure the receptacle is
properly grounded.
When disconnecting the power
cord from the adapter, always hold
the adapter with one hand. If this
is not done, the adapter ground
terminal is very likely to break with
repeated use. Should this happen,
DO NOT USE the appliance until
a proper ground has again been
Usage situations where
appliance’s power cord
will be disconnected
Do not use an adapter plug
in these situations because frequent
disconnection of the power cord
places undue strain on the adapter
and leads to eventual failure of the
adapter ground terminal. You
should have the two-prong wall
receptacle replaced with a threeprong (grounding) receptacle by a
qualified electrician before using
the appliance.
Use of Extension Cords
Because of potential safety hazards
under certain conditions, we
strongly recommend against the
use of an extension cord. However,
if it is necessary to use an extension
cord, use only a 3-wire extension
cord that has a 3-blade grounding
plug, and a 3-slot receptacle that
will accept the plug on the
appliance. The marked rating of
the extension cord shall be equal to
or greater than the electrical rating
of the appliance (15 amperes).
If you do use an extension cord
with your microwave oven, the
interior light may flicker and the
blower sound may vary when oven
is in use. Cook times may be
longer as well.
A short power-supply cord is
provided to reduce risks of
becoming entangled in or tripping
over a longer cord. Do not drape
the cord over a countertop or table
where it can be pulled on by
children or tripped over
~ Use This Problem Solver
● A fuse in your home may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse or
reset circuit breaker.
Unplug your microwave oven, then plug it back in.
Make sure 3-prong plug on oven is fully inserted into wall receptacle.
Door not securely closed.
START pad must be touched after entering cooking selection.
● Another selection entered already in oven and CLEAWOFF pad not touched to
cancel it.
Make sure you have entered cooking time after touching TIME COOK I & 11 pad.
CLEAWOFF pad was touched accidentally. Reset cooking program and touch
START pad.
Make sure you entered a code number after touching CODE REHEAT or
Cooking times may vary because of starting food temperature, food density or
amount of foods in oven. Touch TIME COOK I & II pad and additional cooking time
for completion.
Incorrect power level entered. Check cookbook for recommended power level.
● Dish was not rotated, turned or stirred. Some dishes require specific instructions.
Check cookbook or recipe for instructions.
● Too many dishes in oven at same time. Cooking time must be increased when
cooking more than one food item. Check cookbook time recommendations.
All these things are normal with your microwave oven:
● Steam or vapor escaping from
around the door.
● Light reflection around door or
outer case.
Dimming oven light and change
in blower sound may occur while
operating at power levels other
than high.
● Dul 1 thumping sound while oven
is operating.
● Some TV-Radio interference
might be noticed while using your
microwave oven. It’s similar to the
interference caused by other small
appliances and does not indicate a
problem with your oven.
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exercised, since improper servicing
may cause unsafe operation.
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For one year from date of original
purchase, we will provide, free of
charge, parts and service labor in
your home to repair or replace any
pad of the microwave oven that
,, because of a manufacturing
For the second through tenth year
from date of original purchase, we
will provide, free of charge, a
replacement magnetron tube if the
magnetron tube fails because of a
manufacturing defect. You pay for
the service trip to your home and
sewice labor charges.
Sewice trips to your home to teach
you how to use the product.
Read your Use and Care material.
If you then have any questions
about operating the product, please
contact your dealer or our
Consumer Affairs office at the
address below, or call, toll free:
GE Answer Center”
consumer information service
● Improper installation.
If you have an installation problem,
contact your dealer or installer.
You are responsible for providing
adequate electrical, gas, exhausting
and other connecting facilities.
This warranty is extended to
the original purchaser and any
succeeding owner for products
purchased for ordinaw home use in
the 48 mainland states, Hawaii and
Washington, D.C. In Alaska the
warranty is the same except that it is
LIMITED because you must pay to
ship the product to ~he service shop
or for the service technician’s travel
costs to your home.
All warranty service will be provided
by our Factory Sewice Centers or
by our authorized Customer Care”
sewicers during normal working
Look in the White or Yellow Pages
of your telephone directory for
Replacement of house fuses or
resetting of circuit breakers.
● Failure of the product if it is used for
other than its intended purpose or
used commercially.
“ Damage to product caused by
accident, fire, floods or acts of God.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
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.
To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company
If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write:
Manager—Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225
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